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Somerset County 
Historical Quarterly 



EDITOR: 

A. VAN DOREN HONEYMAN 

PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY 



PUBLICATION COMMITTEE: 



A. Van Doren Honeyman 
Alexander G. Anderson 
Joshua Doughty, Jr. 



Hon. James J. Bergen 

John F. Reger 

Mrs. William W. Smalley 



Vol. VIII— 1919 



SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY 

SOMERSET COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

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List of Illustrations 

Facing Pace 
Fisher, Hon. Hendrick, Grave of - i 

Pluckemin Old Lutheran Churchyard ------- 10Y 

Presbyterian Church, Bound Brook, Former ------ 81 

Road Map, New Brunswick to Princeton, 1745 ------ 241 



I'RINTKD AT I / I OF 

THE UNIONIST-GAZETTE ASSOCIATION 

SOMERVIELE, NEW JERSEY 



Contents 



LEADING ARTICLES 

Pages 

Branchburgh Township's Voters, 1866 37 

Claeson, Peter. Wyckoffs' Ancestor Jacob IVyckoff - 49 
Fisher, Hendrick — the Real German- 
American - - - - - A. Van Daren Honeyman - 1 
Frelinghuysen, Col., Muster Roll of 

1778 - 171 

Hillsborough (Millstone) Ch 

Baptisms ----- f>,- v . John Neander - - 132,184 

Low, Dirck, Public Business - - John J. DeMott ■ - 87,175 
New Brunswick, Some Early Happen- 
ings ------ Mary J. Atkinson - - 23 

Pike, Gen. Zebulon M., Somerset-Born William J. Backes 241 

Readington Church Baptisms - - Rev. B. V. D. IVyckoff - 65,137 

Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms 123,211,264 

Somerset Civil List 33.i'9 

Solomon's Lodge, No. i, Roll - - Rev. Titus E. Davis - - 165 

Somerset County Marriages - 56,193,283 

set Early Wills - / - - 62,180 

Somerset Innholders, 1778-179,9 - - 277 

Somervili.e, Recollections of - - Rev. E. S. Porter, D. D. - 161 
Talmage, David T., Father of the 

Noted Talmage Clergymen - Robert Swartwout Tali: .251 
Talmage, Major Thomas, Family 

Narrative ----- Robert Swartwout Talmage i"8,8i 

Van Arsdale Family - - - A. Van Dorcn Honeyman - 96 

Van Liew, Cornelius, Descendants - "Aunt Betsey" Van Liew - 41,93 

on-Henry Family - - - A. Van Dorcn Honeyman - 53 



HISTORICAL NOTES AND COMMENTS 



Bedminster Church Contributions, 

1801-6 

Bucks Co. Historical Society - 319 

Centenarians, Two Somerset - 318 
Commission of 1793 - - -152 

Constables in 1788 - - - 150 

Early Western Settler - - 150 

Lamington Black Saint - - 320 

Leslie Tombstone at Pluckemin - 230 

Map of 1745 ... . 322 

Messier, Dr., Record of Parents - 79 

Military Order of 1865 - - 152 

Pike, Gen., Article ... 319 



Quarterly Discontinued - - 317 
Racawachanna, Sale of 232 
utionary Beacon at Pluck- 
emin - - - - . - 78 
Man Making Good - 80 
Sermons in Stones ... 153 
Talmage Sermon, The - - 319 
Somerville Messenger 92 Years 

Ago - - - 75 

Tuition and Board too Years Ago 149 

Union League of Civil War - 231 
Whe'-c Were Sumerfelt and Mew 

Mil ford? ... 151 



DEPARTMENT OF NOTES AND QUERIES 



Blackford-Davis - - - . 
Bound Brook as "New Milford" 
Bound Brook Boulder - - - 
Boylan-Hodge - 
Boylan-Orton - 
Caldwell - 
Chapman - 
Codrington, Thomas - 
Cossart-K ershaw-Coshuh 
Cozad-Winans - 
Dumont-Gen. Washington 
Earl of Stirling's Land 
Fisher, Hendrick's Children 
Henry 



324 


Justices of the Quorum 


234 




McCrea-Ohio Settlers 


322 




Pcapack Again - . - 


325 




"Red Stone County." The 


324 


327 


<urer. First, of Somerset 




324 


Van Arsdale, Abraham's Descend- 




32s 


ants . . . . - 


238 


325 


Van Dorn-Schenck ... 


160 


236 


Van Dyck, Hendrick, of Neshanic 


235 


324 


Nan Dyke, Col. John 


160 


327 


Van Dyke- Van Vliet - - - 


323 


160 


Voorhees Lawyers, Noted - 


237 


154 


York Road, The Old - 


326 


327 











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SOMERSET COUNTY 

HISTORICAL QUARTERLY 

Vol. 8. SOMERYILLE, NEW JERSF.V, JANUARY, 1919. No. I 

i 3 
V HENDRICK FISHER— THE REAL GERMAN-AMERICAN 

BY A. VAN DOREN HONEYMAN, PLAINFIELD, N. J. 

In these times, when everything and everybody bearing a German 
name appear to have a lost reputation, it is pleasant to recall to mind the 
fact that the County of Somerset and the State of New Jersey as a whole 
were the gainers two centuries ago by a class of Germans who left the 
old land of their birth because of its wars and tyrannies, and who settled 
down on our soil as free men capable of becoming sincere American 
patriots. It is true they came mostly from the Palatinate and not from 
northern, which was Prussian, Germany ; and they were brought up, 
not so much in the then strict Lutheran faith as in the Reformed faith; 
were in every sense reformed in religion, being more truly religious Pro- 
gressives than the strict Lutherans. They had suffered much in endeav- 
oring to cut clear from all the abnormalities arising from the perverted 
Papacy of that day. tnd b cause they belonged to the more advanced 
Protestants of the Rl ions and took their faith largely from the 

leaders of religious thought in Switzerland, instead of those in North 
Germany, those who came from the Palatinate, say from 1700 to 1750, 
were more like the Scotch and the Hollanders in their faith than otherwise. 

This subject of the religious creed of the early German settlers would 
have no place here but for the fact that Hendrick Fisher, as, doubtless, his 
father before him, was all his life an intei li tan. It must 

have been born in him. And, seemingly, he took no great interest in the 
early establishment of German churches in Somerset, but always attended 
churches of more pronounced Calvanistic, or Reformed, viev 

1: was both the civil wars and the religious tumults in Germany 
that caused so many Palatinists to leave their country early in 
Eighteenth century and to migrate to a land where thought and speech 



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2 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

were free, and where oppression and bloodshed were uncommon. Here 
they could live as men and not as slaves, either of religion or militarism. 
We honor these early Germans for their far-sightedness, their innate 
honesty, their true valor of spirit, and especially for the fact that they 
made first-class citizens and were progenitors of some of the ablest and 
best of those whose blood mingled with that of the Dutch, the Scotch and 
the English in the War of the Revolution and in the two great wars since, 
including that which has just ended. 

It was Hendrick Fisher, Sr., who is said to have come from the Rhine 
region to Holland as an exile, and then, about the year 1703, to New Jersey, 
He doubtless spelled his name Visscher in his homeland, or at least that 
was the true German name. This Hendrick died October 17, 1749, when 
certainly over seventy years of age, yet, singularly enough, no record, so 
far as I am aware, has been found giving his signature, and not one 
important fact relating to him at all, between 1703 and 1749, is known, 
although during all that period he is said to have resided along the Rari- 
tan River a short distance south of Bound Brook. Dr. Messier and oth- 
ers who must have investigated the matter, state that he purchased, in 
1703, three hundred acres of land of William Dockwra, a part of a tract 
of nine hundred acres that Dockwra had obtained of the Proprietors in 
1682. Dockwra, a Scotchman by birth but a London merchant, was an 
absentee landlord, possessed by patents from the foreign Proprietors of 
thousands of acres along the Raritan and Millstone Rivers, which he 
sold chiefly to Hollanders but also to some Germans. Who Hendrick, 
Sr.'s wife was ; what other children, if any, he had, except Hendrick, Jr. ; 
and, indeed, all other facts about him that we should like to know, are 
shrouded in mystery. 1 It is only from his son's character and ability that 
we can judge of the metal which must have existed in his father's or 
mother's line of ancestry. 

Hendrick. Jr., to whom almost exclusively I am now to refer, having 
1 born, as we know from his age at death, about the year 1697, and 
in the Palatinate as is believed, was, therefore, a boy of only six when he 
came from Germany to Somerset County. According to Dr. Messier 
and others he, with his father, presumably with other living members of 
the family, began living on the 300 acres mentioned, and in a house 
"built in 1688 by William Dockwra." The origin of this statement, or 
belief, is unknown, but it cannot be all true, for Dockwr 1 came to 

-ey. (See Q y, Vol. VI, p. 12, footnote, for references). 

Probably the ' 1 by the elder Fisher, himself ; or it may be 

the present structure, so long supposed to date from 1688, was con- 
Mile Run about 1699, 
",:t there are no proofs. 



Hendrick Fisher — The Real German-American 3 

structed by the younger Hendrick. Proofs are wanting, though without 
doubt the house is one of the oldest if not the oldest existing residence in 
the County. 2 

As to the younger Hendrick it is certain he had no advanced educa- 
tion, but must have been entirely self-made. In those days schools were 
few and New Jersey had no colleges. He is said to have become a 
mechanic as well as farmer. 

Hendrick Fisher, when somewhere near his majority, married, but 
we only know the Christian name of his wife, Elizabeth. On August II, 
1721, he became a member of the Reformed (Dutch) church at New 
Brunswick. His residence was about equally distant between the Fre- 
linghuysen church near present Somerville and the Frelinghuysen church 
in New Brunswick, and he chose to go to Xew Brunswick. The latter 
church was at a growing place; the former was just being built (1721) 
in the o] n intry. The Pi in congregation (perhaps already 

formed) at Bound Brook had no church edifice, and its ministrations were 
wholly in the English language. As his wife did not join at New Bruns- 
wick in 1 721, it is to be assumed he had not yet married, and this seems 
evident also from the fact that his oldest kno^lfi child was not born until 
1726. It is to be supposed, therefore, that he married about 1725, when 
twenty-eight years of age. 

One year after he joined the New Brunswick church (1722) Hen- 
drick was made a deacon of that church, and also of its co-church at Six- 
Mile Run; and again in 1725; and in 1727 he was chosen elder, and, 
with repeated elections, he remained an elder at New Brunswick, if not 
also at Six-Mile Run, for certainly nearly fifty years, perhaps to the end of 
his life. While his last recorded election at New Brunswick was in 1765, 
we know he was an elder serving both New Brunswick and Six-Mile 
Run in 1772. ("Ecc. Rec. of N. Y.," p. 4246). He was then as such 
elder attending a meeting in New York City to heal the divisions in the 

■ieformed ecclesiastical bodies, and with perfect results. 

to Hendrick's religious life, there is not too much to be said of its 
fervor, activity and strong influence. He became as his years increased 
a pronounced pietist in the best sense of that word; not a rapturous, 

tic Pietist, such as those of that name who developed almost into a 
sect in the Lutheran Church in Germany at a rather later period, but an 
evangelist, a lay preacher of the most burning and impassioned words of 
Christ as narrated in the Gospels. Me partook of the temperament of his 
religious teacher, Theodoras Jacobus Frelinghuysen, and to such an extent 

an illustration of this house as it now appears, see frontispiece to January 
Qua] i. Ill C 1914). The current view of its date is there stated as fact, 

but the above te: It i> without verification. 



4 Somerset Count ical Quarterly 

that the latter called him and set him apart as his "helper" in Christian 
work and in lay preaching in 1736. Thereafter he is said to have fre- 
quently preached in churches (in the absence of the pastor) and catechised 
children, and references have been made to sermons published by him, 
but, if that be true, the titles and dates I have nowhere discovered. 

When Hendrick was elected as a deacon in 1722 there were those at 
Six-Mile Run who opposed his appointment "on the ground of unfavorable 
reports against his character." But Domine Frelinghuysen espoused 
his cause and ordained him. (See Messler's "Mem. Sermon and His- 
tory Notes," p. 180). It is to be judged that at this time the "reports," 
probably untruthful, were largely the outcome of his progressive but 
strict religious views, which were what got Frelinghuysen himself into his 
troubles, although history has proven the latter was right and his views 
such as served mightily to build up the church at large in all this sec- 
tion of the State. Into the controversy which now began and lasted 
bitterly for nearly thirty long y i:h a much longer separation of two 

separate bodies in the Reformed Dutch Church, Hendrick Fisher threw 
himself with ardor, as may be seen by reading the records sent over to 
Holland and published within the last seventeen years. (See "Eccle- 
siastical Records of the State of New York" — really both of New York 
and New Jersey — secured in Holland by Rev. Edward T. Corwin, and 
published by the State of New York in 19 here consult Index). 

He is said not only to have spoken, but to have published his sentiments 
in pamphlet form. (Ibid, p. 2305). 

The Rev. Frelinghuysen, in order to exhibit properly to persons out- 
side of his fold his evangelical views as preached by him, published vari- 
ous sermons in Dutch as early as 1730. Five of them were "translated" 
by Hendrick Fisher into English, and published in that 1 

The Coetus party in the Reformed (Dutch) church held many meet- 
ings between 1737 and 1754, usually in New York City, and Fisher was 
invariably one of the delegates as an Elder, and often served on the most 
important committees : frequently as the only Elder on such committees. 

In the "Charter of the Five Churches," of New Brunswick, Raritan, 
Six-Mile Run, Millstone and North Branch, granted by Governor Belcher 
in 1753, he is named as one of the corporators, and of the Board of Trus- 
tees of this incorporation he was made President. In fact by this time 
he had become the most prominen imingly, the most 

responsible of all the elders in the Somerset County Dutch churches, 
taking therein much of the leading character which he later sustained in 
the civil His name continues in the 

"For this controversy, see articles in the Quarteu [II, pp. 173, 241, and 



Hendrick Fisher — The Real German- Amerii 5 

records as transmitted to Holland in this same chara'. leading 

elder) onward until 1772 and, without doubt, he maintained such posi- 
tion and preeminence till his death. 

While all this religious work, including the controversies that fill 
hundreds of pages in the ecclesiastical records, were going on and Fish- 
d mind must have been full of it, he was giving attention 
to the civil government of the State. As this, however, was but prelim- 
inary to the greater project of establishing a free Republic, which unfolded 
itself during the War of the Revolution, and in ,vhich he performed so 
active and lofty a part, I shall first allude to his interest in the establish- 
ment of Queen's (afterward Rutger's) College, and his official standing in 
connection with it, as that preceded the Revolution. 

The proposition was made by various ministers in the Dutch church 
at least as early as 1755 to found a college of learning somewhere in the 
general vicinity of New York. '. ing proportions until 

1766, when Governor Franklin of New Jersey granted a charter. Its 
contents is not precisely known, as it is not on record. The actual charter 
used, a new one, was granted by the same Governor in 1770, on Hen- 
drick Fisher's petition, for under the first charter a board of trustees 
was formed, and of it Hendrick Fisher was made president ; his petition, 
therefore, was as President of this Board. It is apparent that he was 
active in securing the first charter ( he was already one of the most prom- 
inent men in the New Jerse) My), and also that as a business 
man, qualified to preside over a body of much more learned men, he stood 
out as a leader. He was also made President of the Board of Trustees 
under the 1770 charter. I ted to raise money in and about New 
Brunswick to aid in the establishment of Queen's and its site was fixed in 
that City, in fact in Somerset County, because (among other reasons) he, 
with Rev. Dr. Jacob R. Hardenbergh (pastor of the Somerset County Fre- 
linghuysen churches, and who later became the 1 ident of the Col- 
lege), had secured a large amount of subscriptions in its vicinity. Argu- 
ments for a location at Hackensa :k and elsewhere were numerous and 
importunate, but it is certain that our rugged old "Samut I of Som- 
erset," as Fisher has been called, used more persuasive arguments for the 
site of New Brunswick. Unhappily the proceedings running over many 
years after the founding of this College are largely unknown, even the 
minutes of the early Board or Boards of Trustees having, somehow, 
perished 1 

*That before Queen's College was proposed Hendrick Fisher was desirous that 
the >!e facilities be given for the education of the youth is apparent from 

the fact that in 1764 he was one of those to sell tickets for the lottery to raise £3,000 
for the College of Xew jersey at Princeton, the Assembly bill for which he himself 
had presented. ("N. J. Archives," Vol. XXIV, p. 294). 



6 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Just how long Hendrick Fisher remained a member of the Board of 
Trustees seems not to be known, but probably for several years. 

I now come to the civil and patriotic career of this German-American 
patriot, for such he was to the very marrow. 

The part he took in the civil affairs of the State up to the Revolution, 
soon after which, from old age, he was obliged to retire to a quieter life, 
will never be fully known, for the newspapers of those days reported only 
cold facts, and not the personal activities or even speeches in the State 
Legislature and Conventions of the people. Resolutions adopted and stat- 
utory acts passed were put in print, but the most interesting underlying 
facts were forever relegated to silence. We can, however, glean much 
that is significant from the plain records. 

For example, we know that in 1740, when he was forty-two years 
of age, and during the church troubles and activities that so engrossed his 
mind, he was called on by his fellow-citizens to go to the Assembly. He 
was elected, with John Van Middleswart as associate. But, as he had 
only become regularly naturalized in 1739, he was declared ineligible to 
hold the office. He stated to the Assembly his reasons for believing he 
was eligible, that he "thought the Act in Queen Anne's reign which nat- 
uralized others included himself." However, Thomas Leonard took his 
place, and Mr. Fisher had to await the lawful time, and then, five years 
later (1745), he was again elected and took his seat along with Mr. Van 
Middleswart, and so worthily held it that for thirty years afterward he 
was still a member of the New Jersey Assembly. That body met some- 
times at Perth Amboy, sometimes at Burlington, and in later years at 
Trenton. This is a longer consecutive period than anyone in New Jer- 
sey, so far as my knowledge goes, has ever occupied a seat in either 
one or both branches of our Legislature. 

For a year or two, or until 1747, we find no record of special hon- 
ors being conferred upon the new member. Then they began to multiply 
and he became chairman of this and that important Committee. Some 
of these have been noted in the tribute to Mr. Fisher paid by Rev. T. E. 
Davis, formerly of Bound Brook, in his address upon Fisher's life and 
character before the New Jersey Historical Society in 1899. (''Proceed- 
ings of N. J. Historical Society," Third Series, Vol. IV, p. 129). 5 

I note many of the matters mentioned by Mr. Davis, but am glad to 
be able to add new ones, which probably escaped his attention. In point 
of fact, to develop all that Mr. Fisher did in the Assembly, even up to 
1765, when the Stamp Act was promulgated, would be to produce a 

'This fine tribute by Mr. Davis is the only extended sketch of Mr. Fisher's life 
ever published, and the present writer is indebted to it for some facts that otherwise 
might have been overlooked. 



Hendrick Fisher — The Real German-American 7 

volume, for the Minutes of the Assembly and of the Governor's Council 
are full of attestations of his activity and zeal for the best interests, not 
alone of his County but of the State. As Mr. Davis has well said of his 
Assembly labors : "No man was so frequently honored, no man so often 
entrusted with important duties, nor so often the chairman of important 
Committees. If a message was to be sent to the Governor or the Council, 
in nearly every case Hendrick Fisher was the chairman of such Commit- 
tee. Changes or revision of existing statutes, or the adoption of new 
laws, were submitted to a Committee of which Hendrick Fisher was a 
member. If a petition was to be sent to His Majesty, the King, or to 
His Excellency, the Governor, the one man selected to prepare and send 
or carry such message was the tried and the true Hendrick Fisher." 

In i746-'7, when the Expedition to Canada was on foot, in the War 
against France, New Jersey sent troops thither, and Hendrick Fisher was 
one of the Commissioners appointed by the Legislature to disburse the 
State's necessary funds. 

In 1748 he was chairman of the Committee to burn cancelled bills 
of credit — another most responsible position. 

In 1749 there were troubles still unsettled between the Assembly and 
the lately deceased Governor, Lewis Morris. Mr. Fisher was placed on 
a Committee to settle matters. 

In 1750 there was again a Northern Expedition and Fisher was one 
of two in charge of fitting- out the forces. In this his young son, Minne, 
assisted, as bills for the expenditures show. 

In 1754 an Act was passed to issue £50,000 in bills to assist in dis- 
possessing the French from lands on the Ohio, and for other measures 
of defense, and Mr. Fisher was the second of four inspectors named to 
be "inspectors of the press," i. e., to see that the printer properly per- 
formed his duty. 

In 1755 Colonel Schuyler was sent on an expedition to the North 
and Mr. Fisher was the chief of two Commissioners to supply the forces 
with guns, tents, ammunition, etc. 

In 1759 the Governor appointed him Judge of Somerset County and 
also of the Oyer and Terminer. 

In 1 761, when the State was raising money by lottery to repay itself 
for loans to purchase the claims of Indians to New Jersey for lands still 
held by them, Mr. Fisher was one of the managers. 

During all these years Mr. Fisher was introducing bills and serving 
on very important Committees, but it is unnecessary to occupy space to 
name them, as they were such as belong to every Legislature. 

He really "came into his own," however, to use a modern phrase, 



8 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

■. a the Ei; rliament passed the St; in 1765. As a result 

of the intens ation throughout the Colonies, during which Patrick 

Henry in Virginia obtained his first great fame in the immortal "C;esar- 
had-his-Brutus" speech, what is known as the First Colonial Congress met 
in October of that year in New York City, to which nine States sent dele- 
gates. New Jersey's delegation was Robert Ogden, Hendrick Fisher and 
Joseph Borden. The thirteen resolutions passed by Congress were, first, 
dutiful toward the mother country, but, second, positive as to the rights 
of the Colonies. Fisher was the main spokesman there for New Jersey, 
and on his return to the Assembly he reported for the Committee. (For 
full report see "N. J. Archives," Vol. XXIV, p. 682). He and Mr. 
Borden were then specially thanked for their "faithful and judicious dis- 
charge of the trust reposed in them." Air. Ogden had not endorsed the 
action of the Congress and had not subscribed to it. 

In April, 1768, the New Jersey Assembly had resolved to send a 
direct petition to the King of England "Praying relief from the Acts 
of Parliament imposing a duty [on the Colonies] for the purpose of 
raising a revenue." Of the strong committee of six appointed for this 
purpose Mr. Fisher was chairman. There is now no means of ascertain- 
\', hat hand he had in drawing this petition, but it was most respectful, 
even eulogistic of the King (who, we know, was born of German (Han- 
ovarian) parents, and, as later appeared so strongly, was a thorough Prus- 
sian in his manners and obstinacy), and ppli ited" the clemency of 
His Majesty, requesting that he "be graciously pleased to take into con- 
sideration our unhappy circumstances, and to afford us such relief as your 
Majesty's wisdom shall judge to be most proper." (See full text in "N. 
J. Archives," Vol. X, p. 18). 

This same year Mr. Fisher, when it came to a reelection, felt that it 
was probably the last time he would go to the Assembly. Age was creep- 
ing along. He allowed himself to be again elected (on June 21), his 
associate now being Justice John Berrien, of Rocky Hill. 8 This election 
at Millstone was described in the "New York Gazette" of July 4th as 
"carried on with the greatest coolness and good order, no reflecting nor 
abusive words heard during the whole election" (referring, no doubt, to 
the fact that since 1765 at every polls there were disputations as to the 
result of the Stamp Acts). Mr. Fisher made an address to the voters at 
the close of the count at the polls, which so clearly shows th< quality, 
the character, of the man that I present it in full : 

"Dear Friend- and Gentlemen 

sed wiili of gratitude for the repeated and dis- 

"The associates of Mr. Fisher during his successive terms in the Assembly were 
John Van Middleswart, John Hoagland, Justice John Berrien and John Roy. 



Hendrick Fisher — The Real German- American 9 

tinguishing marks of yon. I the hono you 

have conferred on me are very obliging; trusting your delicate and most 
tender coi Lgain into my hands is rear I not 

only approve of my former, but pledge your honor to my future conduct. 
I am at a loss for words on thi: ed occasion to express the grateful 

sentiments of my enlarged mind; I must, therefore content myself, return- 
ing you my humble, my most hearty thanks, and refer the proof of my 
sincerity and this assertion to my future actions. Permit me, neverthe- 
, at this tin ngratulate you on the promising appearance of your 

numerous and tender offspring, treading in the patriot steps of you, their 
d parents; a prospect tl • :ea1 ; patriotism in many 

places, at this time, is become a martyr. Very sensible I am of my infe- 
rior abilities to many in this county, but as to real satisfaction and sincere 
delight in promoting your best interest and preserving your civil and 
religious rights I 1 tone. 

"Having spent a considerable part of the appointed number of my 
days in the public service, I am now arrived to that period which would 
haw made it very agreeable to have spent the remainder of my moments 
in a more inactive and a retired life. But, on consider sed 

ances of the Province, and the repeated solicitations of my 
friends, I hav. "led once more to stand your candidate, which, how- 

ever, in all probability v\ ill be my last. God grant that it ma; .'our 

intere • glory." 

The New York ■ which makes the report of this address 

adds that the people "very thankfully accepted it," and "in testimony 
whereof gave three huzzas. After which Mr. Berrien gave a handsome 
treat to thos illing to accept of it." It also states that the num- 

ber of voter., - 1 768) going to the Somerset polls were "increased to 
more than double the number since the first electing of Mr. Fisher in the 
year 

1760 he was chairman of the Committee of th mblj to con- 

fer with the Comi if Council on the subject of the boundary line 

betvt - |ei York, a matter not settled until 1772, after 

century of strife. 

So. ing this we find, on October 12, 1769, that -Mr. Kisher 

made a most advanced proposal to the Assembly, it being that therea I 

n of public business should be with open instead of closed 
doors. All important business theretofore had been conducted in pri- 
vate. He believed in the right of the public to know what its public ser- 
vants wc and his words are thus reported : 

[r. Speaker: Although it has been a custom of long standing for 
the House ol this Colony to transact public bt vith 

'According to the best information obtainable, Somerset had a population in 
1739 of about : t could hardly have been much over 8,500. This, 

how. 1 1 ontravene the statement in the text a? to the increased mi 

of voters going to the polls. 



io Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

the doors of the House shut, yet, as at this time particularly a contrary 
practice will be more agreeable both to the custom of Parliament and the 
sentiments of the people of this Province, I move that the doors of this 
House, agreeably to the practice of the House of Commons, be opened, 
that all persons may, if they think proper, be present at any public debate, 
under the same rules and regulations observed in the House of Com- 
mons." 

This motion was unanimously carried, and this order, so obtained, has 
remained the custom of the House of Assembly to this day. 

Events thus developed slowly but surely between the Colonial Con- 
gress in New York of 1765 and the more eventful years of 1774 and 
1775, and we know of Mr. Fisher that he stood firm w-ith New Jer- 
sey and the other Colonies in every action they took against the acts of 
England designed to enslave America, and also against such acts of Gov- 
ernor Franklin as laid his loyalty to the State open to the charge that 
it was wholly subordinated to loyalty to England. 

One of the matters that came up in 1766 was the subject of continu- 
ing the barracks at Perth Amboy, Burlington, Trenton, New Brunswick, 
and Elizabethtovvn, those having existed in New Jersey from 1758, and 
having been kept up for quartering the King's troops. The Assembly 
that year voted a refusal longer to continue these barracks, although, sub- 
sequently, rescinding it. In 1770 Mr. Fisher was upon the Commission 
to keep the barracks in necessary repair with unlimited powers as to 
expense ; and we know they were well repaired and furniture placed 
therein, so that they served their purpose later for American soldiers 
when they were not in the possession of the British forces. 

In those trying times men's characters were attacked publicly in the 
press with far more venom than to-day, and defended just as vigorously. 
If anyone now doubts this he has but to read the personal communica- 
tions of this nature in the newspapers of those days. Mr. Fisher was no 
exception to the rule, but was occasionally attacked for his outspokenness 
and the fact that he was given so many positions of responsibility. One 
particular attack was made in some newspaper in 1772. I have been 
unable to find this, but the reply, written, doubtless, by some friend, 
appeared in the "New York Gazette" of May 25 of that year, and from 
it one may assume it was based upon a previous article in the same 
journal, as it referred to the fact that seventeen years before Mr. Fisher 
was one of the two Commissioners to supply the forces of Col. Schuyler 
with guns, etc. The defense uses some language which will bear quotation: 

"Your scandalous libel was wrote (sic) with an intent only to blacken 
the character of a man who is an honor to the county he represents, 
and deserves the highest commendation for his upright and exemplary 



Hendrick Fisher — The Real German- American II 

behavior during a long series of years, which have been entirely devoted to 
the service of his county and the Province in general. . . . Contrary 
to your intention as well as inclination you have shown him to be (what 
he really is) a man of consequence in the House of Assembly, who can in 
a short time bring over a number of honest members (as you call them) 
to his opinion, which must have been done entirely by force of argument, 
as they could not be bribed ; from which it appears he is really qualified 
for the place and trust reposed in him. If you had only perused the Min^ 
utes [of the House of Assembly] and gone back to the year 1755, when 
Mr. Fisher was first appointed a Commissioner, you might have seen that 
he, in conjunction with Mr. Spicer, took that burden upon themselves to 
reduce the commission from 5 to 2 per cent., by which means they have 
saved the Province several hundred pounds. . . .You have opened the 
eyes of the people concerning him, and he is now more than ever in their 
favor and esteem. And, notwithstanding his old age, and anything he 
said to prevent it, they have again elected him their representative, . . 
to the utter shame and confusion of his enemies and the entire satisfac- 
tion of a very large majority of the freeholders of the county of Somer- 
set, as appears by their poll of election." (See letter in full in "N. J. 
Archives," Vol. XXVIII, p. 147). 8 

Probably the reference to Mr. Fisher's reelection is to his actual last 
election subsequent to that of 1768, viz., 1772, of which no particulars 
appeared in the newspapers of the day. 

In 1773 the Virginia Assembly set the example of Colonial Com- 
mittees of Correspondence, and urged other Colonies to follow its exam- 
ple. New Jersey answered it by appointing a standing "Committee to 
obtain early knowledge of legislation by Parliament affecting the liber- 
ties of America and to maintain correspondence with other Colonies." 
Of this Committee Fisher was an active member, and in February, 1774, 
if not earlier, he was its chairman, thus taking precedence over even such 
a learned and strong man on the Committee as Elias Boudinot, who was 
President of the United States Congress ten years later. In January, 
1775, ten members of the Assembly were appointed a Committee on Griev- 
ances, and of this also Mr. Fisher was chairman. This Committee brought 
in a petition in which the various grievances of America against England, 
as so often detailed in substance by all the Colonies, were clearly set 
forth. 

Previously, on September 5, 1774, a Continental Congress had 
assembled in Philadelphia, and a general Declaration of Rights was 
passed. In January, 1775, these proceedings were regularly laid before 
the New Jersey Assembly, and then followed the appointment of the 
Fisher Committee on Grievances just alluded to. 

"In Prof. Edgar J. Fisher's "New Jersey as a Royal Province," (p. 87) he de- 
scribes Hendrick Fisher as having "the ability to think independently and act 
out considering the popularity of his conduct," which is the highest kind of praise. 



12 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

With the new? of the Brittle of Lexington in late April it came .' 
Jersey's turn to have : Congress, and it was swiftly called 

chairman of the Committee of Correspondence for May 
23. I hat Hendrick Fisher was considered a leader and cap t 

executive officer again appeared at this Congress, for he was made Pres- 
ident of the Con, -,d it also that the honors of being Sec- 
retary and Assistant Secretaries also fell to Somerset. Jonathan D. Ser- 
geant, of Princeton, became Secretary, and William Paterson, of Raritan, 
and Frederick Frelinghuysen, of Millston ants. 

Xo greater fame could befall Mr. Fisher than this, for he was now 
on toward eighty years of age ; a rugged specimen, I doubt not, of thor- 
oughly seasoned manhood, still virile, still magnificent in his untempor- 
izing patriot: 

ore this Congress met it was necessary for each county to elect 
delegates to it, and Somerset County elected its delegates on May nth. 
But this was not the first of the Somerset meetings of citizens, called 
together each time by Hendrick Fisher, to consider the general state of 
tirs. As has been heretofore fully published in the Quarterly (Vol. 
V, p. 241 et seq.), there were meetings July 4, 1774, and December 15, 
1774, as well his occasion of May n, 1775, at all of which Mr. 

Fisher presided, and he was also appointed at the head of the Somerset 
Committee of Correspondence. Our readers should consult the proceed- 
ings at these Somerset meetings to secure a proper idea of how Mr. 
Fisher, with such strong coadjutants as President Witherspoon, of Prince- 
ton College, William Paterso; ick Frelinghuysen and others, car- 
ried the day for strong resolutions. At the May nth meeting the depu- 
ties appointed to attend the State Provincial Congress were : Hendrick 
Fisher, John Ro; ick Frelinghuysen. • ter Schenck, 
Jon .emit. Nathaniel .Avers, William Paterson and Abraham 
Van 

To. have been President of this First Provincial Congress in its first 
session of eleven days was the highest honor Fisher could obtain, because, 
as I take it, his age prevented his having the other, possibly higher but in 
many n ior, of being appointed by this Congress a 

deputy to the Contin -;tting in Philadelphia. There he 

would have been a member only ; here he was presiding officer. 

Upon taking the chair as presiding officer of this Congress the min- 

• for the '775) S1 

of some ink "atriotic members from Som- 

erset to the F. :ial Congress ol - sey survived its meetings in 1775. 

Hendrick Fisher died in .1778. John Roy in 1780, Frederick Frelinghuyseain 1804, 
Enc Schenck (not 1. '"tiathan D. SergMp^n 1793, 

William Paterson in 1806. Abraham I in 1780, Nathaniel Ayers in 1806. 



drick Fisher — The Real t Imerican 13 

"The President opened to the Congress the imporl 1 asion of 

their meeting; recommended the utmost deliberation in determining on 
the measures to be pursued in defending those inestimable rights and priv- 
ileges to which, by our happy Constitution, the inhabitants of this Prov- 

are justly entitled; and that due care might be taken to support the 
iblished civil authority (so far as might coi i the preservation 

of their fundamental liberties) for the maintenance of good order and the 
undisturbed administration of justi 

Only a mere resume, we doubt not, of what Mr. Fisher said, but truly 
exhibiting the right type of common sense. Then and at all times, so far 
as I can gather, he was a man of genuine common sense as well as of 
integrity. 

At the following meetings, begun in October, he surrendered his 
office to a younger man, Samuel Tucker, of Hunterdon County, and took 
the subordinate and less responsible position of Vice-President. Even, 
then, however, he was constrained to serve as chairman of various 
extremely responsible Committees and Commissions. For example, he 
was at once (October 28, 1775,) named first of four Commissioners for 
East Xc-w Jersey to receive of the Colony Treasurer all such moneys as 
such Commissioners found it necessary to expend under resolutions to 
furnish the inhabitants with ammunition and other military stores and to 
put the Colony "into some proper posture of defense." This Commis- 
sion was 10 act, in conjunction with a similar West Jersey Commission, in 
the purchase of 3,000 stand of arms, 10 tons of gunpowder, 20 tons of 
lead, a train of artilli . and in supplying troops with subsistence. 

There were to be issued £30,000 in bills, which the Commissioners were 
to sign and of which one-eighth was to be distributed to Commissioner 
her. On the same day a Committee of Safety was appointed, and, as 
Vice-President, Mr. Fisher became a member V Committee to act dur- 
ing the recess of the Congress. (He had previoi 411st 17, been 
made chairman of a si ommittee to act during ious rece 
His service on this matter was short, however. When the final Commit- 
tee of Safety that was 1 ortant in the Revolution came to be appointed 
in 1777, he had retired to private life, and was undoubtedly too aged to 
be thought of foi tring and active duties and the extensive travel- 
ing which that Committee had to 1 

When in February, 1776, £50,000 in paper money was to be issued, 
Mr. Fisher was one of four whose signatures were to be on the bills, and 
again was Commissioner to purchase arms, powder, lead, camp equipage, 
It is interesting to note that, when this money came to be issued, 
some of the bills, which had been signed by two Commissioners, John 
Hart, of Hopewell, and Samuel How. of Burlington County, and 1 



14 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

been passed over to Mr. Fisher and Azariah Dunham, the two other Com- 
missioners, to be signed, "were plundered by the enemy from one of the 
persons appointed to sign them before he had put his name to the same." 
We do not know from whom the theft was, but the fact appears from an 
advertisement in newspapers of February, \J77, therein the public ■ 
cautioned against taking any bills dated February 20, 1776, "unless they 
have three signers' names thereto." 

The same month Mr. Fisher reported in the Provincial Congress 
from a special Committee of which he was chairman, a draft of a pro- 
gram to raise a third Battalion of troops, to consist of eight companies, 
and the same was agreed to. This Congress adjourned the second of 
March. On July 16, 1776, the incial Congress finally 

dissolved, which was twelve days after the Declaration of Independence 
by the Continental Congress at Philadelphia, Mr. Fishers name appears 
tor the last time on the official records. 10 Therein he is spoken of in his 
ition as one of the Commissioners for purchasing anus, etc., who were 
now asked to receive and pay for lead for the use of the army, the same 
to include ''lead- 1 hts from chimneys and cl id all leaden 

weights . stores and mills of one pound weight and upward." 

It was during this year, in November, that L01 . e offered amnesty 

all American "Rebels" who would return to their allegiance in sixty 
days. He excepted, among others. Hendrick Fisher, and also his neigh- 
bors, Tobias Van Norden and Abraham Staats, of Round Brook, as being 
'arch traitors." In Decembe- British troops raided Fisher's house 

and farm, and again in April. 1777, taking 30 head of cattle, £45 in money 
and other articles amounting in all to £145.10, but, fortunately, they 
did not capture the "Rebel !" 

With the United Colonies declared to be "free and independent 
Stat' ndrick Fisher ; d t vi office and to retire to his 

Somerset farm, for the two remaining years of his life. His full duty 
hs a citizen, as a College trustee, as a religious officer and evangelist, 
a State official, had now been performed. There is every reason to 
believe that in the sunset of his life he thanked God sincerely for what 

'"Says Mr. Davis, following a well-known and do irly authentic tradi- 

tion in Bound Br< len the Dcclarati' ' can Inde] ce became 

a reality, no man '^ed than H Fisher. Securing a copy lie 

rode swiftly home, and fiends and round 1 und 

Brook, in front of the old he read aloud to his loyal 

con 1 that immorl was their 

joy and enthusiasm thai <i carried 

hin, through the town, while the old bell from Holland in the 

Presbyterian Chun 'ill, enlivened the occasion." The 

inghuysen hot i of 

whii . was a great sign containing a portrait ii eral 

Frederick Frelinghu 



Hendrick Fisher — The Real German-American 15 

he, a plain farmer and mechanic, had been able to do for his county, 
State and country, and was content, like Simeon of old, to depart in 
peace. At the age approximating four-score-and-one he slept with his 
fathers, and was buried on his own farm, near the banks of the Raritan. 
On the sandstone slab above his grave we still may read : 

- memory of HENDRICK FISHER, who departed this life Au- 
gust 16, i779( ?) in the 82d year of his age." 

To which is added the verse so often used on tombstones of that 
day, beginning, "My flesh shall slumber in the ground," etc. 

■eference to this year-date (1779), which is certainly upon Hen- 
drick's tombstone (see reproduction in frontispiece facing page 1 of this 
number) and which has always been cited as the year of the death, I 
remark that it must be an error for 1778, as his will was probated May 
15. 1779, three months before "August 16, 1779." It seems probable 
therefore, that he died in 1778 (supposing the "August 16th" is correct). 
The discrepancy may be accounted for by the supposition that the stone 
was erected some years after 1779 and an erroneous year was given 
to the stonecutter, or that the stonecutter made an error : something not 
so uncommon as may be supposed. 

Hendrick Fis . ill, as it appears of record at Trenton (Book 

dated February 1, 1778. On comparing the record with 
the original, the singular fact appears that the copyist altered the spelling 
of words to make it conform to the English language. In the original 
the spelling is very far from correct. For example : "aperle" for 
apparel, "Ingeland" for England, etc. In this respect it is much like, 
though possibly a slight improvement on the draft of an earlier will (of 
1774) now in possession of the New Brunswick Historical Society, as 
ilished in "No. l" of its pamphlets, which was issued by that Society 
in 1887. I am not clear, however, that Hendrick himself drafted these 
wills, and would need to see actual verified specimens of his writings 
before coming to a conclusion abot: 

Hendrick's final will, as stated, was dated February 1, 1778, and was 
probated May 15, 1779. The beginning paragraphs as recorded (being 
corrected in the spelling and with present-day capitalizations) reads: 

'. I Eternal* m by Thy gra 

sfied in the hopes al Life thro' Thy dear Son, our Lord Ji 

Christ, for whom I bless Tin >m with Thyself and Holy Com- 

forter be ret lionor and glory forever more; 1 as my 

appointed tin 1 • , and altho* of a weak constitution yet through 

Thy love and goodness arrived to the period of the strong, and being at 
sent in health and sound mind, 1 would now. agreeably to Thy com- 
■1, set mine house in order. Please, O Lord, to direct and assist me 



16 . County Historical Q 

therein and grant Thy b ith [upon] my effects to my legatees 

hereinafter mentioned, and that they may receive them in love and enjoy 
them in peace, t nor and glory, Amen. In hopes whereof I do, 

in the name of our Lord Lesus Christ, make this my last will and testa- 
ment, in form lanner followi 

then makes provision for his wife, Elizabeth, of wearing apparel, 
bed, etc. ; gives her his negro boy M inck, £ ioo in cash, room in his house, 
and board and t which his youngest son Jeremiah is to provide. 

To son, Hendrick, negro, Nance, £250, and also a mortgage the father 
holds on said Hendrick's "house and lands at Bound Brook, it being for 
£253," with certain conditions. To son, John, "the plantation he now 
lives on with everything appertaining," but he to pay his (John's) son 
Minne £50 when coming of age. To son, Abraham, "the plantation 
whereon he now ii\es," with everything thereon, but he to pay to his 
brother, Minne, £100. To children of his daughter, Elizabeth, a negro 
boy, Ben, and £85 To children of his daughl :r, To 

daughter, Margaret, £125, to be paid by Jeremiah. To daughter, Mary 
(Maria), £60. To granddaughter, Mary Fulkerson, a negro girl, 
Rachel, and s ■ .-, children of son, Vulkert, £100. Wearing apparel 
and books to his sons. Linen (such as were not given to wife) to daugh- 
ters, Mary and M and granddaughi in. Residue 
of real and personal estate to Jeremiah. A final paragraph reads : 

"And whereas the present struggles with England may in their con- 
sequences make some alterations in my estate, my will in thai i hat 
the I all be altered in proportion, so as to answer 
the true intent and meaning of this my last will and testame 

The inventory of the personal estate on file at Trenton show its 
value as £4,759.12.6. The witnesses to t : . ere Abraham Staats, 

Edward Duff and Andrew Gibb. The executors named were, his son 
Jeremiah, and his friends John Schureman and Abraham Staats, but only 
Jeremiah qualified. 

1 have only mentioned as a fai ' ier was a Judge of the 

Somerset Common Pleas and Oyer and Terminer a ch 19, 17; 

was reappointed in 1767, 1768, 1769 and 1770. The records of this 
Court being burned in 1779 we cannot now ascertain how frequently he 
sat on the Somerset Bench, but undoubtedly from r; as known as 

"Judge Fisher." reto, 1754-5, he served for one Col- 

lector of Bridgewater township. In this last named record he seems to 
have bei adrick, Jr.," the oi ch has come 

to light to indicate the use of a ' 

re has been alluded to. So far as appears, he signed his 



Hendrick Fisher — The Real German- American ij 

surname in earlier days "Visscher," or "Visser," but latterly "Fisher," 
by which name he appears in the Assembly and Provincial Congress rec- 
ords. 

On July ii, 1748, when he advertised in the "New York Gazette" 
a 200-acre farm for sale (across the Raritan River from where he lived), 
his name appears in the advertisement as "Visser." ("N. J. Archives," 
Vol. XIII, p. 466). If he personally signed the letter in 1759 sent to 
the Classis of Amsterdam (as appearing in "Eccles. Records of N. Y., 
p. 3745), he then wrote his name "Hendrik Visscher." But the following 
is his signature to his 1778 will : 




In Davis's "First Houses in Bound Brook" (p. 22), it is said that 
"Hendrick Fisher" owned a house in that place from "before 1720" to 
1765. There is, however, no evidence that either father or son ever lived 
in Bound Brook proper, and Hendrick, Jr., certainly never parted with his 
farm. 

So far as I am aware there has been no complete statement published 
of Hendrick Fisher's children, where all resided, whom they married, 
etc. He appears to have had, in all, eleven children. Procurable facts 
respecting them may be given in the next Quarterly. 

One matter more. The memory of so valuable and great a patriot of 
Somerset ought not to be allowed to be kept in remembrance by only 
the small slab of stone which covers his grave upon his Franklin town- 
ship farm. That will not survive the centuries and the overturning plow, 
or, if it should, it is wholly inadequate. One of the present patriotic 
Somerset Societies should rear a granite monument in its place, either 
along the roadside adjoining the farm, or at Bound Brook, or Somerville, 
to indicate and emphasize the heroic virtues of 

Hendrick Fisher — The True German-American," 

"The only visible memento of this man besides his tombstone in a field is a 
tablet placed on the old Queen's College building at New Brunswick in October, 
1916, by the Society of Colonial VV:irs, the reading of which may be found in a 
previous Quarterly (Vol. VI, p. 77). 



18 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

THE MAJOR THOMAS TALMAGE FAMILY NARRATIVE 

BY ROBERT SWARTWOUT TALMAGE, NEW YORK CITN 

tinned from Vol. VII, Page 263] 

"Tidings of Lexington reached us in April, 'J'?, and then the news 
that the British had shot down a number of our people at Charlestown, 
Mass. 1 This caused great excitement, and Committees of Safety and 
Companies of Militia were organized in each county. Lord Stirling, 
who had charge of the Somerset troops, was first at the front. 

"In the year of 177/" we had left Basking Ridge and removed to 
Sussex County (Wantage Township) and I and my wife and babe were 
living under my father's roof. 

"No great alarm was felt until in the spring of 1778. We then 
heard that the Tories and Indians were menacing the people at Mini- 
sink. Only the Blue Mountain lay between us and this danger some ten 
miles away, and we knew not at what moment we might be attacked, nor 
what their malicious disposition might prompt them to do. Several of 
this Tory band had lived in the neighborhood, and we feared they would 
lead the Indians to our settlement and that a massacre would result. 

"My wife being at that time with child it was thought prudent to 
remove her to her parents' home at Baskingridge, some sixty miles distant. 
We determined to set out that night and go as far as possible. We drove 

J "Lord William Campbell, Governor of South Carolina, had formerly been in 
the British Navy. Having now, 1775. three men-of-war in the harbor, Captain Tole- 
mache, of the Scorpion, and his Lordship proposed an attack upon Fort Johnson, but 
Captain Thornbrough, of the Tamar, declined to join in it. This was a great dis- 
appointment to che, for he avowed he could have laid the town (Charles- 
ton) in ashes. He expected a re-inforcement of two frigates and a bomb vessel 
and he declared the town could surely be destroyed. Unable to carry out this pro- 
ject, he decided to distress the people who were in active rebellion. On Dec. 6th, 
Tolemache seized two ships, on one of which was a sum of money in specie con- 
signed to Messrs. Samuel and Benjamin Lagare of Charles Town. The money was 
turned over to Lord Campbell. The brothers Legare determined on reprisal and, 
with a party of the light infantry company, of which they were members, seized and 
carried away Lord William's horses and chariot. The Council repudiated their 
conduct and ordered the chariot an returned to Lady Campbell, but she in- 
dignantly refused to receive them." ( History of South Carolina, McCrady, p. 98). 

J "Last week arrived here the fleet from England under convoy of Hi- 
ship, the Experiment, 50 guns, Sir James Wallace, Commander ; the Bristol, 50 
guns, J. Reamer, Esq., Commander, and the Zebra, Hon. J. Talmash, Esq., brother 
of the Right Honorable, the Earl of Dysart, with Lord Howe and Asten, Ordnance 
Transports. There were about three thousand soldiers in the fleet. The evening 
after their arrival a duel was fought with swords at Hull's between the Hon. 
John Talmash and Capt. Ralph Pennington of the Guards, in which the former was 
wounded and expired immediately. Captain Talmash's corpse was decently buried 
in Trinity churchyard, [New York City] last Saturday. It is said the duel was oc- 
casioned by a 01 -Urn by Pennington, which Talmash took to be a reflection 
; t of his lady." (New York Gazette, Sept., 1777). 

So far as known, the above are the only persons of our name to have taken an 
active part in the measures of the British Government against the revolted Colonies. 



The Major Thomas Talmage Family Narrative 19 

some thirteen miles and then, feeling secure, put up till the morning. The 
evening of the following day we reached her home. Her father, Captain 
Goyn 3 McCoy, had just returned from Monmouth battle. They seemed 
glad to see us, but I felt I must return at once to my father's farm. Har- 
vest and hay time were coming on, which made my being there necessary. 
My heart was heavy at leaving my dear wife, and strange forebodings that 
I should never again see her sweet face filled my mind, due probably 
to. her uncommonly bulky appearance. 

"I found upon my return that the militia had been ordered out, as 
the trouble at Minisink grew worse. We left for the frontier that night. 
I had enlisted in Captain Abram Ten Eyck's Company and was Orderly 
Sergeant. We were away about a fortnight. During that time some of 
the early harvesting on the flatts was begun and I labored with the others 
until we were dismissed to return home. I began, however, to feel very 
unwell the last day. Toward evening my Captain (Ten Eyck) sent me 
order- that 1 was to set out immediately and summon his men to appear 
at a place of rendezvous as the enemy had again become active at Min- 
isink. 4 My illness was becoming more acute, but it was my duty to obey 
and I delivered most of the messages that night." 

fn this connection the following poem by M. H. Burrell may deserve 
a place in the Quarterly : 

Thomas Talmage's Ride, 1777 

The Frontier 

ime the orders. "Ride, summon our men 
To rally to rendezvous, losing no time, 
Th and Injuns are massing again — 

Delaying a moment will count as a crime." 

ring the note from Captain Ten Ey k 
dust-covered runner scarce paused, as he said: 
"Ev'ry man with his gun must be on the pike 
.urrow at sunrise, there's fighting ahead." 

a No doubt a perverted spelling of the Scotch Gawen, or Go\ 
"A number of raids were made during that and the following year (1777-1778). 
The British had allied themselves with the Indians under the Mohawk chief, Brant, 
and they urged then .ssacre the settlers — to spare neither age nor sex. 

of three families were slaughtered north of the Neversink. A 
short time after th returned and carried away a Mr. Patterson and 

his two small sons, and killed Mr. Anthony Swartwout and three of his son.-. 

"The following week the schoolhouse was attacked and Mr. Vanauken, the 
school-master, was slaughtered, and the children would have shared the same fate 
had it not been for the appearance of a muscular Indian, who suddenly came into 
their midst, at: 1 with a brush dashed some black paint across the aprons of the 
little girls, and bade them hold up the mark when they saw an Indian coming and it 
uld save them. With the yell of a savage he then plunged into the woods and 
disappeared. This was Brant and the little settlers were thus saved; likewise their 
brothers, to whose coats they managed to transfer some of th' These and 

many other atrocities were committed before the battle of Lackawaxen or Minisink." 
(From address by P.. B. Edsall at Si ntenary, 1853). 



20 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Tired, sick'ning acutely, young Talmage obeyed, 
And at night-fall set out on his dark, hard ride 
To warn ev'ry comrad impending raid 

And spread the alarm o'er the wide country-side. 

The hours had lagged sorely, for Fever's hot hooks 
Were sunk in his vitals, and, faint in the sun, 
He had cradled and bound and set into shooks 
Grain down on the "Flats" till the long day was done. 

But Duty still called him, so up and a\v; ! 
He's off to next neighbor's, the next, next, and then 
Into stretching deep woods, where ambushed might lay. 
All ready to spring, lurking beast or bad men. 

Papakating stream then, where stood the grist-mill. 

"H' ' Tom Talmage ! Alarming! Come out!" 

hat news?" cries the miller, with questions a-thrill, 
But few words and grave greet his answering shout. 



-...-. Li iC 

But, declining all rest and refreshment, staid 
Onl- a moment, duty-proof to the core. 






Spa ' i in th* A "~ a he fe 

To the bed whereon day and night were the 

Loi! while he wrestled with Death on the rack; 

But Talmagi , as do most of the name. 

But to resume the Journal: 

"Next morning I mounted my horse very early and had notified all 
others by noon and then started for my home I lost my way and rode 
for hours thro' the wood finding no road. 1 think I was delerious, for I 
stopped at a house and asked my way, but of this I had no recollection. 
The gentleman afterward told my father he was sure that something was 
amiss and that I had a strange look in my eyes. When finally I reached 
home I was so far gone I could not get off my horse. This illness con- 
fined me to the bed for two months. It was known as the long fever 
and my family and friends despaired of my life. My poor wife being 
told (she not being able to be with me on account of her own condition) 
took leave of me in her mind and sent up my clothes to lay me out in. 

"It was difficult in those days to obtain a physician, but one was 
brought from a distance and attended me faithfully, applying many blist- 
ering plasters and making free use of the barks, but all seemed likely to 
prove in vain. Ever)- appearance of dissolution was at hand. One night 
my mother, who was alone with me, heard me cry aloud in a strong and 
yery audible voice as though well. I told her I had good tidings — that 



Homeward turning, at length, he sought brief repose, 
But at dawn-light was out, up, off on his steed, 
To warn the still unwarned of threatening foes 
And the summons to rally with all hot speed. 

Spent, lagging, next noon-day he feebly rode back 
To the bed whereon day and night were the same 
Long weeks while he wrestled with Death on the rack ; 
But Talmage won out, as do most of the name. 

— M. H. B. 



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THOMAS TALMAGE'S RIDE 

On the Frontier 

1777 

"Post haste!" came the orders. "Ride, summon our men 
To rally to rendezvous, losing no time. 
The Tories and Injuns are massing again — 
Delaying a moment will count as a crime." 

And, deliv'ring the note from Captain Ten Eyck, 
The dust-covered runner scarce paused as he said : 
"Ev'ry man with his gun must be on the pike 
Tomorrow at sunrise, — there's righting ahead." 

Tired, sick'ning acutely, young Talmage obeyed 
And at night-fall set out on his dark, hard ride, 
To warn ev'ry comrade of th' impending raid 
And spread the alarm o'er the wide countryside. 

The hours had lagged sorely, for Fever's hot hooks 

Were sunk in his vitals, and faint, in the sun, 

He had cradled and bound and set into shooks 

Grain down on the "Flats" till the long day was done. 

But Duty still called him, so up and away ! ■ 
He's off to next neighbor's, the next, next, and then 
Into stretching deep woods, where ambushed might lay 
All ready to spring, lurking beast or bad men. 

Papakating stream then, where stood the grist-mill, 
"Ho, Westbrook ! Tom Talmage ! Alarming ! Come out !" 
"What news?" cries the miller, with questions a-thrill, 
But few words and grave greet his answering shout. 

On, on until midnight, 'neath Blue Mountain's shade 
The sick messenger beat on each frontier door; 
But, declining all rest and refreshment, staid 
Only a moment, duty-proof to the core. 

Homeward turning, at length, he sought brief repose, 
But at dawn-light was out, up, off on his steed, 
To warn the still unwarned of threatening foes 
And the summons to rally with all hot speed. 

Spent, lagging, next noon-day he feebly rode back 
To the bed whereon day and night were the same 
Long weeks while he wrestled with Death on the rack ; 
But Talmage won out, as do most of the name. 

— M. H. B. 



Tli: Thomas Talmage Family Narrative 21 

my wife had been taken to bed and delivered of a line son. Whereupon 
my mother asked me how I knew this. I told her my wife's brother-in- 
law, David Lyon, had been there by my bedside. This seemed very extra- 
ordinary, so my mother noted the hour. It was just 11 o'clock and the 
night of Wednesday. On the following Sunday my wife's father, Capt. 
McCoy, and David Lyofi rode over from Baskingridge with the news 
that a son had been born to us, and the hour and night were the same as 
revealed to me and recorded by my mother. 

"From that time on my disorder was broken and I recruited rapidly 
and was soon able to leave my bed. Thus, with Job, as the Psalmist says, 
did T escape by the skin of my teeth.' 

"I believe now, as I did then, and always shall, that I was in my right 
mind when the communication came to me about my son. David Lyon's 
visage was so impressed on my mind that, although he has been dead 17 
years past his face and form are as familiar as though I had seen him yes- 
terday. How this manifestation came I know not — all things are easy 
with God. Blessed be His great and glorious name ! 

"In the fall of that same year (1778) there was another display of 
Divine Providence. A lecture was to be given one evening by a neighbor- 
ing clergyman and my wife and I started out to walk the mile and a-half. 
She was a few feet ahead of me, but the night being dark I could only 
see her outline. Suddenly she gave a distressing outcry. When I came 
close I found her to my horror in the embrace of a large bear. I called 
out with great resolution and sprang forward intending to engage him. 

"The beast was panic-stricken and, letting go his hold, retired about 
a rod and sat down on his butt, growling. 

My wife was near fainting, but I concluded it would not do to start 
on lest he should renew his attacks and perhaps destroy us. Stooping 
down I caught hold of a stone, such as I could manage well, and this I 
threw at him with as great violence as I could and struck him in the side. 

reupon he got up and moved out of our sight into the wood. Next 
day a bear was killed in the neighborhood. 

"Thus with David did the Lord deliver us — not from the lion's jaws 
but out of a bear's claws. 

"Yet another occurrence came into my life which showed in what 
strange and unthought of ways God works out His will. This happened 
in the winter of 1789 and we were then living at Piscataway. 

"My little son, Goyn, 5 was at that time in the eleventh year of his age 

'Goyn Talmage (record of in a former Quarterly) 

was the father of Thomas G. Talmage and three daughters, one of whom married 
Edward Paterson, a lawyer of Philadelphia, whose son was Judge Paterson of New 
York City. Thomas G. Talmage was a supporter of Martin Van Buren in 1836 



22 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

and we were living about two miles below New Brunswick, having removed 
from Sussex, and I was again pursuing my profession of contractor and 
builder. 6 

"It was bitterly cold, and in order to get my firewood in with dispatch 
I had hired it to be cut and stacked. An occasion for hauling soon pre- 
senting itself by the fall of a big snow storm, I determined to improve it 
and so arose early one morning, tackled my horses to the sled and started 
for the wood. After I had gone some way I looked around and saw my 
little son perched on the sled behind me. It was exceedingly cold 
weather, so I halted and ordered him to return immediately to the house. 
He was about to obey me, when I noticed the tears starting from his eyes. 
This affected me, and then I observed to him that if he would be so great 
a blockhead as to join me on so cold a morning for the sake of a ride he 
might go. And this was the means of saving my life. 

"The horses I drove were very wild and unruly, and after placing 
a load of logs on the sled. I climbed up and with the boy beside me started 
for our place. In passing a stony ridge the load became displaced, and 
by the jostling of the sled threw me between the forbar and the roller and 
fastened me down, one of my legs being caught between two of the logs. 
I was pressed to such a degree that I screamed with all my strength and 
expected to expire in a few minutes. It was excruciating pain. We were 
still some distance from the house, and I bade my son to run to his mother 
and tell her of my situation. Without immediate relief I feared I should 
soon be in eternity. My wife appeared with one of the servants — a rug- 
ged country girl — but they had quite to unload the sled before I could 
be extricated. I was carried to the house and surgical aid was brought. 
The muscles of my legs were broken loose and thrown on the top of my 

and carried on a successful campaign for his election. In 1838 he was appointed a 
member of the New York Common Council and, later, was President of the Board 
of Aldermen. In 1840 he removed to Brooklyn, and in the year 1845 was elected 
Mayor of that city. Later he \va= appointed Judge of the County Court and Loan 
Commissioner of the United States Deposit Fund of Kings County. 

In the year 1859 Ex-Mayor Talmage was one of a committee chosen to select 
ground for a public park and parade ground for the city. Prospect Park was the 
outcome of their endeavor and the Talmage estate and that of his father-in-law, 
Cornelius Van Brunt, were taken over, much of the land being given to the city. 

Mr. Talmage married, Oct. 21, 1801, Dorothy, daughter of David Miller, of Mor- 
ris Co., N. J., and had issue: Mary Louise. David* William H. and Tunis Van Pelt. 
He married, secondly, July 16, 1835, Sarah Maria, daughter of Cornelius Van Brunt, 
and had Thomas A. and Jane Elizabeth, who married the Rev. Henry V. Voorhees, 
and who now lives in Somerville. Mr. Talmage married, thirdly, Harriet, daughter 
of Judge Tunis Jerolemon; no issue. 

'Major Talmage refers to his membership in the First Presbyterian Congrega- 
tion at New Brunswick (1794) as follows: "It fell to my lot to be a representative 
of our people at the Synod to be held in Newark that year, and I had for my com- 
panion a clergyman from a distance who had asked the privilege of a seat in my 
chair, which 1 readily granted. We tarried that night at Elizabeth Town, reaching 
Newark next day." 



Some Happenings in Early New Brunswick 23 

skin, and the leg itself was as flat as my hand. I lay for many days but 
was finally perfectly restored. Here again I saw the providential care of 
God toward me. Had I gone my way alone that morning I would cer- 
tainly have perished. All these are the Lord's doings and they are mar- 
velous in my eyes. 

"Now that I am become weakly and infirm in my constitution and 
knowing that 'it is appointed of all men to die,' and realizing that I am 
fast approaching the time when I must go the way of all the earth, and 
having a number of things in my mind which must go down with me to 
the grave unless committed to writing, I have thought it my duty to 
recount these experiences. 

"Thus have I shown you something of the bright, but little of the 
dark side of the picture. I know that God knows all my thoughts and 
actions, and the motives from which they arise, and the end toward which 
they tend and iat times it frightens me. 

"When I look toward His august and holy Throne I conceive some- 
thing of His awful and transcendent purity, His hatred of sin, His inflex- 
ible justice and His determination to punish all workers of iniquity. It 
is then I am filled with awful fear and am ready to cry out, 'Who shall 
stand before such an holy God?' Then by precious faith I look again 
and see Jesus twixt me and the holy Throne and know him to be 'the end 
of the law of righteousness to every one that believeth,' and realize that 
His blood 'cleanseth us from all sin.' Then, although I feel w r eak in 
myself, yet am I strong. 

"And now unto Him that is able to keep us from falling and present 
us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy ; to the 
only wise God, our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power 
both now and forever. Amen." 

[Concluded in Next Number] 

fc?* t5* J* *?* 

SOME HAPPENINGS IN EARLY NEW BRUNSWICK 

BY MARY J. ATKINSON, NEW BRUNSW'ICK, N. J. 

As comparatively few readers of the Quarterly have in possession 
have closely read, the many valuable volumes of the "New Jersey Arch- 
ives," I have taken the trouble to search out from those volumes a few 
further matters giving interesting glimpses of early New Brunswick, 
as published in the newspapers of the time in New England, New York, 
Philadelphia and Trenton, and have also taken facts from a few other 
sources. What follows chiefly concerns the period immediately before 



24 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

and during the Revolution, although a much earlier item may well serve 
to introduce other subjects. 1 

The numerous visits of George Whifefield to the English Colonies in 
America were seasons of remarkable religious development throughout 
our land. Crowds followed the gifted preacher from place to place, 
fired by an enthusiasm only equalled by the sainted man's zeal for work. 
In his "Journal" of Saturday, April 26, 1740, Whitefield records: 

"Set out for Brunswick about eight. Reached thither by four in the 
afternoon and preached to about 2,000 hearers in the evening. 

"Sunday, April 27. Preached morning and evening to 'near 7 or 
8,000 people. And God's power was so much amongst us in the after- 
noon sermon that, had I proceeded, the cries and groans of the congrega- 
tion, I believe, would have drowned my voice. One woman was struck 
down, and a general cry went through the Assembly. W "e collected both 
times upwards of £20 sterling f6r my orphans. 

"Monday, April 28. Set out about eight in the morning, and reached 
Woodbridge by ten, where I preached to about 2,000 people." 

From the newspapers of the day we learn further particulars of 
missionary tour, for example: 

"Philadelphia, April 24. On Monday last the Reverend Mr. White- 
field preached at Greenwich and at Gloster. Yesterday he set out for 
New York, and was to preach at Neshaminy, this day at Shippack and 
Frederick To tomorrow 7 evening at Amwell ; Saturday evening at 

i Brunswick ; and on Sunday at the same place, morning and even- 
ing ,\vhen collections are to be made for the Orphan House in Georgia, 
■onday he is to preach at Elizabeth Town." 

While in the neighborhood of New- Brunswick Whitefield was the 
guest of Domine Theodorus J. Frelin^huysen, at Three-Mile Run. That 
opinion as to Whitefield's doctrine was divided may be seen from the 
treatment he received at the outset of this tour at Newbury, Massachu- 
setts. He preached there for the first time in front of the meeting-house 
on High street, a few rods south of Federal street. A stone was thrown 
at him, which nearly struck the Bible from his hand. Raising the book, 
he responded to this unprovoked assault : "I have a warrant from God to 
preach. His seal is in my hand and I stand in the King's highway." This 
scene is recorded by the Rev. S. P. Williams in an historical discourse. 

In the "New- York Mercury" for February 1, 1768, we find an inter- 
esting notice of a school at New Brunswick: 

"To the Pr.blick : Notice is hereby given that a school is erected at 
New Brunswick, in New Jersey, under the inspection of the subscribers, in 
which the learned languages and mathematicks are carefully and accu- 

: For other matters in the newspapers, concerning early happenings in New 
Brunswick, see Quarterly, Vol. Ill, p. 9, and Vol. IV, p. 167. 



Some Happenings in Early Nezv Brunswick 25 

rately taught, by Caleb Cooper, recommended from Nassau Hall, an able 
and well accomplished tutor in these and other branches. The conditions 
are 20s. entrance and £4. per annum, for tuition, proclamation money. 
1 had in this town, as good and cheap as can be expected, 
and to satisfaction, sufficient to accommodate a large school, which, includ- 
ing tuition, will not exceed £20 a year. 

"This town, besides its pleasant rural situation, has the superior 
advantage of a pure and wholesome air, and its concomitant health, to 
recommend it, properties evinced from long experience by its inhabitants, 
and the suffrage of gentlemen strangers acquainted with ft, of the best 
judgment and qb l. It is also surrounded by an extensive and 

fertile country, from which it draws constant supplies of every necessary 
of life in great variety and plenty; and the sea, in the season, has plenty 
of fish, oysters, etc. To which may be added the ready and easy conveyance 
of goods, by water or by land, to New York, Philadelphia, and all other 
parts, as another peculiar advantage it enjoys. And, in a religious vi 
exceeds any other place in the province, having divine worship in the 
English Episcopal, the Dutch Reformed, and Presbyterian churches ; and 
as to the inhabitants, with regard to their manners and other social vir- 
tues, compared with other places, without prejudice, may be said to be 
irreproachable. The inspection above proposed is to consist in visiting 
the school at least once a quarter ; to enquire into the deportment of all 
concerned, and to assist the master and scholars in all necessary regula- 
tions with respect to decency and good - order, as well as the advancement 
of learning. 

1. [GHT, 

Jacob G. Hardenbergh, 
Johannes M. Van Harlingen, 
Abraham Beach, 
John Cochran, 
William Oake." 

An addition to the advertisement reads : 

"This school, from the skill and diligence of the tutor, as well as 
the uncommon progress which the pupils have made in learning, in less 
than six months, gives a pleasing prospect of its increase." 

During the agitations brought about by the passage of the Stamp Act 
the lawyers of New Jersey discontinued their practice, a proceeding 
which complicated a confusion already too trying. The "Pennsylvania 
Journal" of February 20, 1766, gives notice of a meeting of lawyers in 
New Brunswick to discuss the resumption of practice, discontinued since 
the previous No ember first. The assemblage was waited upon by a 
deputation of the Sons of Liberty, who expressed their uneasiness at the 
suspension of law proceedings. It was determined by a majority of the 
lawyers convened : 

"That they would resume their practice the first day of April next, 
whatever accounts may be received from England, or sooner if earlier 



26 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

intelligence arrives of the determination of Parliament respecting the 
Stamp Act." 

Notices of meetings of the trustees of Queen's College appear with 
some regularity in the newspapers from the year 1768, and all read much 
like the following from the "New York Journal, or General Advertiser" 
of March 31, 1768: 

"Publick notice is hereby given that the Trustees of Queen's College 
are to meet the Second Tuesday in May next at New Brunswick. David 
Marinus, Clerk." 

In 1770 there is notice of a meeting to fix the reopening of Queen's 
College at New Brunswick. This meeting was presided over by his 
Excellency, Governor Franklin. John Laight, Jacob R. Hardenbergh, 
and Johannes M. Van Harlingen, together with the Tutor, Frederick Fre- 
linghuysen, were to take direction and government of said Institution. 

On May 5, 1778, the public was informed that the business of Queen's 
College, formerly carried on in the city of New Brunswick, was begun at 
North Branch on the Raritan; John Taylor, A. M., Tutor. On Sept. 
15, 1778, however, the College commencement is advertised to be held at 
New Brunswick. 

The "New York Gazette and Weekly Post Boy" of May 29th, 1769, 
contains an article which makes the reader realize the efficiency of mod- 
ern post-office methods to which we have become so accustomed in con- 
trast with pre-Revolutionary ways : 

"On Thursday night last, the Post Boy, that rides between New 
Brunswick and this city, had his horse stole out of the stable at Bruns- 
wick Ferry; and another not being readily to be got, he came off with 
the mail on his back, and travelled ten miles on foot, by which means 
we have no Philadelphia newspapers this week, he not being able to bring 
them along also on his back from New Brunswick. However, they came 
to hand last night, but we don't find anything very material in them." 

In a New York newspaper of April 10, 1769, is found the regular 
advertisement of the meeting of the State Medical Society : 

"The Members of the New Jersey Medical Society are desired to 
remember that their next stated General Meeting, will be on the first 
Tues. in May next, at the House of Mr. Duff in New Brunswick," etc. 

"Isaac Smith, Secretary." 

The house of Mr. Duff was the old White Hall tavern on Albany 
street. 

It seems likely that the zeal of the members of the State Medical fra- 
ternity waned when the novelty of the society wore off, for, later, Oct. 
29, 1770, the customary notice reads: 



Some Happenings in Early New Brunszvick 27 

"The New Jersey Medical Society meets at the house of Brook 
Farmer in New Brunswick 13 November next, at eleven o'clock A. M. (if 
a sufficient number of members are arrived). 

"Nathaniel Scudder, Secretary." 

The general half-yearly meetings are definitely ordered from this 
time to be held on the second Tuesdays in November and in May. A 
notice of the succeeding May meeting is given to be held at the house of 
the Widow Voorhees. This is signed by Samuel Kennedy as Secretary. 
Dr. Kennedy was undoubtedly one of the foremost physicians in the State, 
a man of great skill and learning, and to this day regarded as an orna- 
ment to his profession. 

From another New York newspaper of Aug. 9, 1770, we read: 

"Last week Mr. Applegate and Mr. Abrahams, of this City, went to 
the City of New Brunswick in New Jersey, having with them for sale a 
quantity of pine apples, limes, etc. The people of Brunswick find- 
ing them subscribers for Importation, treated them so roughly, that 
they judged it not safe to appear publicly, and, being unable to sell their 
fruit, a great part of it spoil'd upon their hands. They were glad to get 
off privately to avoid the effects of the people's resentment, which Mr. 
Abrahams was not so lucky to escape at Woodbridge, on his return, 
where he was much insulted, ard ducked in a Creek, and was likely to 
have been much worse used, if he had not made his escape. We hear that 
two merchants of this city, subscribers for Importation, who a few days 
ago set out on a journey to Philadelphia, at Woodbridge were both heartily 
duck'd, but the particulars we have not heard." 

In the same newspaper of the date August 16th, 1770: 

"Mr. Applegate denies that he was insulted or obliged to conceal him- 
self in Brunswick, and by that means hindered from doing his Business, 
as mentioned in our last." 

Many of the old stage coach advertisements are curious reading in a 
day of automobiles and steam power. Andrew Ramsay, tavern keeper 
in New York City, provided a "Stage Waggon" to go from Brunswick 
to Trenton, and a "Stage Boat" from Philadelphia to Trenton in 1753. In 
1756 the "Pennsylvania Journal" says: 

"Philadelphia and Perth Amboy Stages. John Butler, Philadelphia, 
Sign of the Death of the Fox, Strawbury Alley, begins his Stage the 9th 
inst. from this house to the house of Nathaniel Parker at Trenton Ferry. 
Goods and Passengers carried over Ferry to house of George Moschel, 
where Francis Holman will meet above John Butler and exchange their 
Passengers, etc., and then proceed on Wednesday through Prince Town 
and New Brunswick to the house of Obadiah Aires in Perth Amboy, 
where will be kept a good Boat with all conveniences necessary ; kept by 
John Thompson and William Waller for the reception of passengers, etc., 
who will proceed on Thursday morning without delay for New York, 



28 Somerset County Historical Quart 

and there land at Whitehall, where said Waller and Thompson will giye 
attendance at the house of Abraham Bockeys, until Monday morning fol- 
lowing, and then will return to Perth Amboy, where Francis Holman on 
Tuesday morning following will attend and return with his Waggon to 
Trenton Ferry, to meet John Butler of Philadelphia, and there exchange 
their passengers, etc., for New York and Philadelphia. 

"It is hoped that as these Stages are attended with considerable 
expence, for the better accommodating passengers, that they will merit the 
favours of the public, and whoever will be pleased to favour them with 
their custom shall be kindly used, and have due attendance given them by 
their humble servants, John Butler, Francis Holman, John Thompson, 
and William Waller." 

In the "New York Gazette" of May 28, 1770, we find another "Wag- 
gon" to be used to reach Philadelphia by way of New Brunswick : 

"The subscriber, having provided himself with a good neat-covered 
Waggon, and horses suitable, purposes to begin a Stage from Powles- 
Hook for Philadelphia, on Tuesday, the 5th of June next. He proposes 
to get off from Powles-Hook every Tuesday morning, and to go through 
Newark, Elizabeth Town, Woodbridge, Brunswick, Princetown, Trenton, 
and Bristol, and will go quite through to Philadelphia in two days, at the 
price of twenty shillings each passenger, or three pence a mile to any 
distance between. He keeps two setts of horses, but drives all the way 
himself, and sets out from Philadelphia every Friday, morning, comes to 
Powles-Hook on Saturday evening. And in order to go through with 
dispatch, he would never chuse to carry above eight passengers at a time, 
though there might be room for one or two more on occasion. Goods 
will be carried proportionably to their weight and bulk. Those who 
incline to take passage with him should be over at Powles-Hook the even- 
ing before, as hi ses always to set out early. The Public may 
depend on civil usage from thi humble Servant, 

"Abraham Skilman." 

Although Air. "Skilman" uses the conventional phrases at the end of 
his advertisement, no one can fail to notice the independence of his atti- 
tude as compared with that of John Butler and Company. The years 
between '56 and '70 may have developed freedom between the masses and 
classes, but "Skilman" was American-born, whereas Butler was an immi- 
grant and assumed the attitude considered becoming in the land of his 
birth. Very likely the residents of Somerset County depended upon both 
these purveyors of transportation, who skirted if they did not cross a por- 
tion of the county. 

Dirk Van Veghten's advertisement of a house in New Brunswick in 
1779 shows how one of the first-class houses in this city was constructed, 
generally of brick: 

p de Sold. — A very good house in Albany Street in New Bruns- 
wick, two stories high, a brick front, two rooms on the lower floor, with 



Some Happenings in Early New Brunswick 29 

an entry ; a cellar under the whole ; a good kitchen with an entry adjoin- 
ing it. with a linter to the house for a shop fit for any business. The lot 
is fifty feet front, and one hundred and fifty feet back, on lease for about 
fifty-two years to come, with a ground rent of two pounds, ten shillings 
per annum. For terms of sale enquire of the subscriber in New Bruns- 
wick. Dirk Van Vegiiten." 

The brick front with wooden back is still common on Albany street, 
but the ground rents have fallen into abeyance. 

From newspaper accounts of Revolutionary events in and about the 
city (omitting such as appear in every history) we note these happenings: 

"It were wished that the poor people in the neighborhood of Bruns- 
wick, who have been plundered by Mr. Commissary Brown, would, before 
the day of his trial, furnish the Attorney General with an account of what 
they can depose concerning his robberies."" 

"Philadelphia, Feb. 7. On Sunday last was brought to town fifteen 
British soldiers, taken within one mile of the west side of Brunswick, 
where the British army are hemmed in on' all sides. We hear that every 
day our army, round Brunswick, take prisoners or receive deserters from 
the English army in that town." Again : "On Sunday last six Hessians 
were taken on this side Brunswick." 

In April, 1778, John Van Kirk, Sheriff of Middlesex County, offers a 
reward for the capture of Charles Ford, a soldier of the 13th Battalion, 
Pennsylvania troops, who had escaped from the Brunswick jail. 

On the same day : 

"The Judge Advocate produces General Washington's orders for the 
Court to sit. The President, Members, and Judge Advocate, being sworn, 
the Judge Advocate prosecuting in the name of the United States of 
North America, the Court proceeds to trial of Major General Lee, who 
appears before the Court, and the following charges are exhibited against 
him," etc. 

On July 3, 1778, a letter appears from the accused general Charles 
Lee, who had just acted so badly on the field of Monmouth. It is dated 
from "Brunswick," and protests bitterly against the attack upon his 
character that had appeared in the "New Jersey Gazette." 

\fter several adjournments the Court, on August 12th, sentenced 
Lee to be suspended for twelve months. 

Throughout the year 1778 the various periodicals contain notices for 
the Loyalists to present themselves for trial at New Brunswick. It is 
said on good authority that far from being mainly Rebel in sentiment, the 
inhabitants of the town might be roughly divided into three approxi- 
mately equal parts: Loyalists, Moderates, i. e., that class, ever con- 
siderable, that waits to see which side will prove most profitable to join, 
and, finally, those heartily convinced of the righteousness of rebellion. 



30 Somcrs( ' \ Historical Quarterly 

( )n July 4, of the same year, there were anniversary celebrations of 
American Independence in various parts of the State. That at New 
Brunswick was participated in by "the front line of the army" and "A 
Gentleman at Cai. describes it: 

"The Anniversary of Independence has occasioned another grand day, 
far sun i at the old camp, which I formerly described 

to you. The orders were not issued till evening yesterday, and then not so 
full as to raise great expectations. I have air ribed to you the 

situation of my quarters, which commands a view of the bridge and the 
opposite shore, so that I could see every man as he passed to the ground. 
The front line of the army extended from the redoubt on the height a 
little above Brunswick upwards of two miles up the river on the west side; 
the second line at some distance in the rc-;:r. not quite so extensive. The 
park was placed on the right of the front line at the redoubt, and upwards 
of thirty pieces of cannon interspersed at proper distances through the 
lines. After his Excellency with his suite had rid (sic) round the lines 
and returned to his quarters, on a signal gi rom thence 13 pieces of 

cannon were fired at the park, which were followed by a running fire of 
musketry and artillery, beginning on the. right of the front, throughout 
the whole of both lim ; iis three huzzas to the perpetual and 

undisturbed Independence of the rates of America. The same 

round was performed a second and third time, and exceedingly well exe- 
cuted every time ituation being high and at a convenient distance 
in front, afforded me a complel whole, and presented by far 
the grandest sight I e\ I id. The running fire of musketry is grand 
of itself, but the cannon throwing out their columns of smoke, and adding 
their sounds at proper distances, made it magnificent beyond description." 

In August, 1779, the inhabitants of North Ward of the city of New- 
Brunswick met to consider the depreciated state of Continental money. A 
committee to study into the matter was chosen consisting of Colonel 
John Neilson, \\ illiam Vanduisen, William Harrison, Henry Guest, Peter 
Farmer, Jasper Farmer, and John Piatt, Esq. 

In a dispatch from Trenton, Nov. 3, 1779, the "New Jersey Ga- 
zette" says, at the end of an account of a British raid for the purpose of 
burning boats at Van Veghten's bridge east of Somerville : 

r commanding officer, who wa | risoner, is Lieutenant- 

Colonel Simcoe, of a new Corps called the Qi. , nerican Rangers. 

It is to be observed that Simcoe is one of the enemy's principal partizans, 
and that his , have generally been marked with acts of the n 

inhuman barbarity. In thrs expedition Captain Peter Voorhees, of the 
first Jersey regiment, unfortunately fell into their hands near Bruns- 
wick, and was massacred in the most shocking manner. Dr. Ryker and 
Mr. John Polhemus were made prisoners by the cov arty, with sev- 

eral others." 

Dated "Raritan, Oct. 29, 1779," is a notice of Queen's College: 



Sow Happenings in Early Nezv Brunswick 31 

"Notice is hereby given that the Grammar School at Raritan was 
opened last Monday, and that the vacation of Queen's College will end on 
Thursday, the 4th of November, when the business of the College will be 
carried on at New Brunswick. Boarding may be had at each of the above 
places at as low a price as in any part of the state. Parents and guardians 
may be assured of the greatest care being taken of the youth, and that 
proper attention will be given to every branch of English education. By 
order of the Faculty, 

"John Taylor, Clerk, pro tern." 

In November "Sam. H. Sullivan, late C. B. M. for New Jersey," (a 
resident of Readington township, Hunterdon county) advertises that: 

"The Deputy Barrackmasters of this State, under the late depart- 
ment of the Barrackmaster-General, are desired to meet the subscriber at 
the city of New Brunswick, on the 6th day of December next, to settle 
their accounts, and receive their money." 

From Hillsborough (Millstone), Somerset county, in May, 1780, we 
again read of Queen's College : 

"The vacation of Queen's College at Hillsborough, in the county of 
Somerset, and of the Grammar School in the city of New Brunswick, is 
expired ; and the business of each is again commenced. Good lodgings 
may be procured ; n both places at as low a rate as any part of the state. 
By order of the Faculty, 

"John Taylor, Ok. pro tern." 

In March, 17S1 — 

"At a Court Martial held by the appointment of Brigadier General 
Heard, on the 19th of Jannary last, at the house of James Drake in the 
city of New Brunswick. Ensign Morford, of the Third Battalion of 
Middlesex militia, was tried for parading in arms with the men belonging 
to Capt. Perine's company, and marching from their post in mutiny, and 
found guilty, and adjudged to be cashiered and rendered incapable of serv- 
ing in the militia as an officer during the war." 

Says the "New Jersey Gazette" of Aug. 15, 1781 : 

"On the 5th instant, Captain Adam Hyler went from New Brunswick 
in an armed boat to Long Island, marched three miles and a half into the 
country, and made Captain Jeromus Lot, a Lieutenant-Colonel of Militia, 
and one John Hankins, a captain of a vessel, prisoners, and brought them 
safe to New Brunswick." 

The surrender of Lord Cornwallis was celebrated in New Brunswick 
on Oct. 26, 1 781, a news letter on this date stating: 

"This day arrived here official accounts of the surrender of the Earl 
of Cornwallis, and, as might naturally be expected in a place which so 
sensibly feels the effects of the present war, occasioned universal joy and 



32 Somerset County Historical Quar' 

isfaction. In the evening were discharged thirteen cannon, after which 
a number of gen £ the city and neighborhood, and several strang- 

ers, of whorn were Sir James Ja\ hard Stevens, Esq., convened 

vlarriner's tavern, in order to spend an hour together in festivity and 
gladness. After supper the company, for the sake of conveniency, with- 
drew into another room, and, having appointed .Mr. Kirkp: resi- 
dent, the following toasts were pronounced and drank: i. The Congress 
and the United Stat ica. 2. His most Christian Majesty, Louis 
XVI. 3. The glorious \\ ashin m and the allied army. 4. His Excel- 
lency, the Count de Grasse, and the French navy. 5. His Excellency, the 
Count de Rochambeau. 6. General Greene and the Southern army. 7. 
The friends of American liberty. 8. The memorable 19th of October. 9. 
The memory of the brave who have fallen in their country's cause. 10. 
May (be present on prove a terror to tyranny throughout the 
earth. 11. May the lilies of France and the stripes of America wave in 
triumph from shore to shore. 12. Liberty. 13. A speedy and honorable 
peace. 

"The greatest order and decency was observed throughout the whole. 
As in the feast of AhasuerUs the king, the drinking was according to the 
law, none did compel, for it was appointed that they should do according 
to every man's pleasure. The evening being thus spent, each of the gen- 
tlemen drank a good-night to the company in a bumper, and retired." 

.;ti New Brunswick, Jan. 16, 1782, a final attack of the British on 
the city is recorded, and with it the extracts in this article may well 
conclude : 

bout four o'clock 1 - orning, near three hundi . 

the enemy from New York, consisting of British and refugee troops, 
landed at the lower end of the town; our guards discovered their 
approaches on the river, by which means the inhabitants were alarmed 
about fifteen minutes bef< I I aided. They were attacked by a mall 
party whil I landing, in which they lost two men. Reinforcemei;' 
thrown in to support this party, but, being overpowered by numbers, and 
the enemy ha ned the heights, they were obliged to retire. They 

then took possession of the to difficulty, for the darkness of 

the morning, and the enemy landing in different places, prevented us from 
assembling in force. They had possession of the town more than an hour, 
during which time very little opposition was made. 

"When the blessed light of morning began ir they retired to 

their boats, and a smart skirmishing commenced, which would have been 
much more severe had not many of our muskets been rendered useless by 
the falling of snow and rain ; during which action no marks of fear were 
seen on either side. We killed and only five wounded. Peter 

Nefies, (Nevius) a brave soldier, we are fearful is in danger from his 
wound ; the other four, who are equally brave, are in a fair way of recov- 
ery. Six of the inhabitai made prisoners. 

! ie citizens in general with cheerfulness left their families and their 
property, and marched forth to oppose the enemy. They assembled with 

i, and behaved with spirit ; in short no men in their peculiar sit- 



Somerset Civil List, 1688-1799 33 

uation could have done better. We cannot ascertain the loss of the 
enemy. They left two dead in the town; two more were killed at their 
first landing, and they were seen to carry off several. We have reason to 
believe they suffered on their return from the well directed fire of different 
parties assembled on the shores from Piscatawa) and South River. The 
taking of the whale-boats seemed to be their principal object, which they 
accomplished. Credit is due them for the execution of a well concerted 
plan, and much credit is due them for their humane treatment of the 
defenceless part of the community. No burnings or insults were per- 
mitted, and only two families were pillaged." 

The foregoing report was signed by "John Taylor, Lieut. Colonel, 
Commandant 2d Batt. Middlesex Militia." 

jt jt jt jt 

SOMERSET CIVIL LIST, 1688-1799 

Supplementary to Snell's "Civil List" 

There appears in Snell's "History of Hunterdon and Somerset" the only 
attempt ever made to gather up a "Civil List" for Somerset County. It 
is, as a rule, quite complete and accurate, but fails in Justices of the 
Peace and Judges of the Common Pleas; previous to 1766 in the case of 
Justices, and previous to 1778 in the case of Judges. The list of Sheriffs 
is also incomplete. We are now enabled to supplement this list, includ- 
ing occasionally Coroners, etc., from the beginnings of office-holding in 
the County ; but it has been thought wise, also, to continue it until the end 
of the century (1799), and for convenience of reference, we have made 
it alphabetical in the names. 

This list will be of value to many who trace their ancestry to the per- 
sons named, and for other historical purposes. It is made up in part from 
the record of commissions at Trenton, which was not consulted by Mr. 
Snell, but also from various other authorities and sources. The exact 
month and day of each commission appears on the Trenton records when 
such is our authority, but it has been deemed unnecessary to print more 
than the year or years of commission. 

Until about 1715 it was usual to appoint Justices of the Peace and 
Judges for Somerset in connection with Middlesex and, frequently, with 
Essex, Hunterdon, etc., and in such cases the office-holders were fre- 
quently residents of one of these adjoining counties. This fact will be 
noticed in the list in the earlier years. 

How long the commissions for Somerset ran in each case cannot be 
told from anything in the records, but, until after the Revolution the terms 
of Judges and Justices were usually for the years named or, in the case 
of Judges, for a term of Court. 

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34 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

As to the legal and historical years indicated in the records, we do not 
make the distinction in them as they appear in such records. As, for 
example, 1714/15 was, according to our present reckoning, 1715, that 
year seems sufficient to indicate a true date, and this mode of stating the 
year has beenadopted in the following list. 

The names are spelled as in the commissions, except when they vary ; 
then the method most frequently used is given. 

Allwood, Henry, Justice of the Peace, 1764, 1767, 1768; Ditto of the 

Quorum, 1768; superceded 1769. 
Anderson, John, Justice of the Peace (inc. other counties), 1713, 171 5. 
Annan, Joseph, Justice of the Peace, 1786, 1787, 1790, 1792; judge of the 

Pleas, 1787. 
Arrowsmith, Nicholas, Justice of the Peace, 1795, 1799. 
Ayars, David, Justice of the Peace, 1794, 1799. 
Ayers, John (see Ears and Eyers). 
Ayers, Nathaniel, Justice of the Peace, 1776; Judge Com. Pleas, 1778, 

resigning Sept. 28, 1781. 
Baker, Matthias, Justice of the Peace and Judge of Com. Pleas, 1784. 
Barclay, John, Justice of the Peace ( inc. Middlesex), 1713, 1715; clerk of 

Middlesex and Somerset, 171 5. 
Bard, Peter, Justice of the Peace (inc. other counties), 1725. 
Bass, Jeremiah, Justice of the Peace (inc. other counties), 1705, 1708, 

1710. 
Beatty, John, Justice of the Peace and Judge Com. Pleas, 1791. 
Beavers, Robert, Justice of the Peace and Judge Com. Pleas, 1792. 
Beekman, Ma — (Martin?), Justice of the Peace, 1730. 
Bergen, Jacob, Justice of the Peace, 1767, 1768, 1776; Ditto of the 

Quorum, 1768; Judge Com. Pleas, 1776. 
Berrien, John, Justice of the Peace of the Quorum, 1739; Judge Oyer 

and Terminer, 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771. 
Berrv, Thomas, Justice of the Peace, 1774, 1776, 1781 ; Tudge Com. 

Pleas, 1781. 
Bishop, John, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1710, 1711, 1713, 

1 7 1 5 : Judge Com. Pleas, 1715. 
Blackford, Benjamin, Justice of the Peace, 1787, 1792. 
Blair, Robert, Tustice f the Peace, 1791, 1794; Judge Com. Pleas, 

1 79 1, 1794. 
Bogart, Jacob, Justice of the Peace, 1775. 

Barrow, John, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1713, 1715. 
Berry, Thomas, Justice of the Peace, 1773. 
Boylan, John of the Peace, 1787, 1792. 

Brinson (Brunson), Barefoot, High Sheriff (inc. Middlesex), 1709. 
Brittain, Nicholas, Justice of the Peace, 1749, 1752. 
Brocaw, John, Justice of the Peace, 1725, 1752, 1767; Ditto of the 

Quorum, 1768; Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770; 

superceded at his own request as Justice of the Peace, Oct. 22, 

Broughton, John, Justice of the Peace of the Quorum, 1749, 1752. 



Somerset Civil List, 1688-1799 35 

Bryan, John. Justice of the Peace, 1795, 1799- 

%Z£Z2£*2£3£Z£&- Middlesex,, .757; Di«o °< 

Byerl,%SSjisS 7 of .he Peace (inc. Cher counties), .714 .7-5. 
g3*&1S?5£K2; \% ,768; D.«o of .he Quorum, ,768; 

Coch i^aS JSKTSS^ Judge Con,. Picas ,77^ 

rSnnCaot Thomas "of Racawackhacca on Rantan River Jus- 

C ° d Te Coun of Common Right, 1684, 1698 (app. for Mxdto 

1S4), (various counties), 1684; Member of Governor s Council, 

Coeymarfsamuel, Justice of the Peace, i 7 59 (also earlier, but date not 

found). 
Cole James. Justice of the Peace, 1795. 

Davis, Isaac, justice of the Peace, 178b. 

^^&«1£&^%~?> ** i7o9; Judge 

of Com pLs (inc. Burlington and Essac), 1709- £ _ • _. 
Demond! Pet", Justice of the Peace, i 7 2 5 ; Ass't Judge of. Com. Pleas, 

Dennis' 7 Sa 5 muel, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1726. 
Drake/John, Justice of the Peace, 1708, 17™, 1713. ^S. Asst Judge 

Dubois^ch P o5'j\S'ce of the Peace, 178% 1788, 1794, '799 ; Judge 

Com. Pleas, 1787, T 792, 1794, 1799 
Dumont, Peter, Sheriff, Wf* }779>}7&>- T d c 

Dumont, Peter I., Justice of the Peace, 1781,178°, J 795> J* S 

Pleas 1795- 

ST^tVWuSi c orrpX, , ^^o'o7Se Q uo™ D , 

Ewbank? George, Clerk of the Peace and Common Pleas (inc. Middle- 

ISSI^^^'^^-SS^'^.7.3, ,,, 

F ,e,d, Join,! jSS ^HicS^Ueo^m^eas, 
^T^"' j&^^TwS^&U .»* '769, .770. 



36 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Frelinghuysen, Frederick, Member of Congress, 1776; declined reelec- 
tion 1779; Clerk of Peace and Common Pleas, 1781 ; Member of 
Congress. 1782; Clerk of Pleas and Sessions, 1786, 1791 ; U. S. 
Senator, 1792; resigns, 1796; Clerk of Com. Pleas, 1796; resigns, 
1799. 

Frelinghuysen, John, Clerk of Com. Pleas, 1799. 

Gaston, John, Justice of the Peace, 1776. 

Gaston, Robert, Justice of the Peace, 1781, 1787; Judge Com. Pleas, 
1787. 

Gibbs, George, Justice of the Peace, 1725. 

Gordon, Thomas, Justice of the Peace (inc. other counties), 1713, 1714. 

Griffith, Alexander, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1708, 1713. 

Griggs, Daniel, Justice of the Peace, 1730; Ditto of the Quorum, 1739. 

Griggs, John, Justice of the Peace, 1725. 

Griggs, Samuel, Justice of the Peace, 1731. 

Grubb, Thomas, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 171 1. 

Gulick, Peter, Justice of the Peace, 1730. 

Hageman, Andries, Justice of the Peace, 1776, 17S1. • 

Hall, William, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1710. 

Hamilton, John, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1713, 1715 ; (of 
Somerset only), 1725. 

Hardenbergh, Jacob, justice of the Peace and Judge Com. Pleas, 1794. 

Hardenbergh, John, Justice of the Peace and Judge Com. Pleas, 1790. 

Harrison, (?), Coroner, 1730. 

Harrison, John, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1705, 171 1, 1713, 
1715; Ass't Judge (inc. Middlesex), 171 1, 1715 ; Sheriff, 1715. 

Harrison, William, Coroner (inc. Middlesex), 171 1, 17 15. 

Hegeman, Joseph, Justice of the Peace, 1739. 

Hogeland, Christopher, Justice of the Peace, 1785, 1790. 

Hogeland, Christopher, Jr. [probably same as above], Justice of the 
Peace, 1776. 

Hollingshead, David, Justice of the Peace, 1725; Ass't Judge, 1725. 

Hooper, Robert Lettice, Justice of the Peace, 1749, 1752. 

Hude, Adam, High Sheriff (inc. Middlesex), 1708; Justice of the Peace, 
1711, 1713, 1714 ; Ass't Judge Com. Pleas (inc. Middlesex), 1711, 

I7I3- 
Hude, James, Justice of the Peace, 1767, 1768; Ditto of the Quorum, 

1768; Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, 

1774; Surrogate, 1768. 
Huddy, Hugh, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex, etc.), 1710, 1713, 

I7I5- 
Hugg, John, Justice of the Peace, 1725. 
Hughes, Aaron, Justice of the Peace, 1730. 
Jenings, Samuel. Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1705. 
Jobbs, John, Justice of the Peace, 1730. 
Johnson, John, Justice of the Peace, 1776, 1781. 
Johnson, Thomas R., Notary Public, 1799. 
Kelly, David, Justice of the Peace, 1781, 1786, 1791; Judge Common 

Pleas, 1794, 1799. 
Kelsey, Enos, Justice of the Peace and Judge Common Pleas, 1776. 



Branchburg Township Voters, 1866 yj 

Kemble, Peter, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1770, 1771, 1774. 

Kirkpatrick, Alexander, justice of the Peace, 1776. 

Kirkpatrick, David, Justice of the Peace, 1776. 

Kirkpatrick, James, Justice of the Peace, 1781. 

Lane, Gizebert, Justice of the Peace and of the Quorum, 1739. 

Leeds, Daniel, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1705, 1708. 

Lefferty, Bryan, Justice of the Peace, 1749, 1759, 1767, 1768; Ditto of 

the Quorum, 1768; Judge Com. Pleas, 1759; Judge Oyer and 

Terminer, 1759, 1767, 1768, 1769. 
Lefferty, John, Surrogate, 1768; Justice of the Peace, 1771. 
Leigh, Ichabod, Justice of the Peace, 1781, 1786. 
Leonard, Thomas, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 171 1, 1713, 

1 71 5; Ditto of Somerset, 1725, 1730, 1739; Ass't Judge- Com. 

Pleas (inc. Middlesex), 171 1 ; Judge Com. Pleas, 1725, 1730, 1749; 

Justice of the Peace of the Quorum, 1739, 1752; Judge Oyer and 

Terminer, 1752, 1753, 1755, 1756. 
Leonard, Thomas, Jr., Justice of the Peace (about 1760; no date given). 
Lewis, Edward, Justice of the Peace, 1767, 1768. 
Linn, Alexander, Justice of the Peace, 1767, 1768; Ditto of the Quorum, 

1768; Judge Com. Pleas and Oyer and Terminer, 1772. 
Linn, James, Justice of the Peace and Judge Com. Pleas, 1776. 
Livingston, Walter, Justice of the Peace, 1760, 1769; Judge Com. Pleas, 

1769, 1772; Judge of Terminer, 1770, 1772, 1774. 
Lockhart, Ephraim, Justice of the Peace, 1749, 1752. 
Lockhart, Garven, Sheriff (inc. Middlesex), 171 1. 
Longfield, Cornelius, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1705, 1708, 

1710. 
Low, Dirick, Justice of the Peace, 1777. 
Lyell, David, Justice of the Peace, 1725. 

[Concluded in Next Number] 

t^V r£*f ij* tiy* 1 

BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP VOTERS, 1866 

A register of the voters of Branchburg township for the year 1866 con- 
tains the following names. This list gives the then male residents of that 
township, of twenty-one years and upward. After some names there is 
an entry of "gone," or ''dead," which indicates that the comment was 
made the following year. We print the list as we find it, as it may prove 
valuable for future reference. 

Amerman, Abraham A. (Dead) Amerman, James 

Amerman, Daniel H. Amerman, Abraham 

Amerman, Henry Brokaw, Frederick D. 

Amerman, Abraham T. Brokaw, William 

Auten, A. J. Beekman, John 

Amerman, John S. Beekman, John H. 

Amerman, William H. Biggs, Abraham 

Agans, Peter R. Beekman, Daniel 



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Brokaw, John W. (Gone) 
Bergen, Jasper 
Ball, Lewis 
Bell, Peter (Gone) 
Bryant, Anderson B. 
Brokaw, Jacob K. 
Ball, Charles M. 
Brokaw, Joseph 
Beers, Samuel H. 
Carkhuff, Henry 
Carkhuff, Mahlon 
Cose, Henry (Dead) 
Clawson, John 
Cramer, Peter E. 
Corle, Calvin 
Carkhuff, Levi 
Cavilier, John (Gone) 
Corliss, Willoby 
Cole, Tunis (Gone) 
Conover, James S. 
Case, Peter E. (Gone) 
Dilts, Asher 
Dilts, William J. 
Dalley, John Y. 
Dumont, Peter 
Dugan, Henry, Senior 
Dugan, Henry 
Dumont, John A. 
Disborough, Christopher 
Daniels, Philip (Gone) 
Dilts, Paul K. 
Dilley, David (Gone) 
Dumont, C. N. 
Dilley, John 
Dalley, John 
Dilts, Peter P. 
Dalley, George 
Dalley, John, Jr. 
Dumont, Abraham 
Deramer, Edward 
Emmons, Peter 
Emery, William (Gone) 
Foster, John R. 
Fisher, George B. 
Flemming, Andrew 
Flemming, George 
Field, Jeremiah 
Field, Aaron L. 

1, Henry 
Fleming, John 



Gleoser, John C. 

Gano, George 

Gano, Stephen (Gone) 

Gallivan, John 

Hoffman, Peter F. (Gone) 

Henry, William 

Harmer, Daniel 

Hill, John T. (Gone) 

Hill, Edward L. (Gone) 

Hall, Gershom (Gone) 

Hull, James 

Hull, William H. H. 

Huff, Peter 

Hall, Edward 

Hall, William A. (Gone) 

Huff, Jacob P. 

Hall, William W. 

Huff, Peter P. 

Hall, Samuel 

Hall, Tunis H. 

Hall, Tunis C. 

Huff, Isaac B. 

Huff, Cornelius C. 

Hall, Isaac H., Jr. 

Hill, Abraham 

Huyler, William (Gone) 

Hall, William Wallace 

Hall, Robert B. 

Hal!, Isaac H. 

Hall, Isaac 

Hagaman, Abraham P. 

Hagaman, Richard F. 

Hagaman, Jeremiah 

Hagaman, James 

Hoagland, John 

Hagaman, John (Gone) 

Hoagland, Dennis S. 

Jacob P. 
Hoagland, Peter 

ins, William L. 
Huff, Jacob, Jr. 
Hall, Cornelius V. (Gone) 
Hall, Samuel D. (Gone) 
Hall, Jacob E. 
Hall, Dennis L. 
Higgins, ! 
Higgins, Jacob V. 
Vugustus 
•ins, William B. 
Hoagland, Josiah Q. (Gone) 



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39 



Hyman, Philip 

Hall, Isaac V. 

Huff, Elijah G. 

Hoagland, William N. 

Huff, John W. 

Hoagland, Edward B. (Gone) 

Huff, Jacob R. 

Huff, George P. 

Hall, Henry 

Hoagland, Harman 

Hall, Peter C. 

Hill, Benjamin F. 

Johnson, Jacob W. (Gone) 

Johnson, Richard 

Johnson, Henry (Gone) 

Johnson, Henry P. 

Kershow, Gilbert L. 

Kline, Peter K. 

Kitchen, Robert (Gone) 

Kitchen, John (Gone) 

Kinney, Joseph H. 

Kiple, Lewis 

Kiple, Edward B. 

Little, Abraham D. 

Lane, Abraham *H. 

Little, Samuel B. 

Little, John 

Little, Garret Q. 

Lane, Gilbert C. (Dead) 

Lewis, Daniel 

Myers, John B. D. 

McCarthy, Timothy 

Martin, James (Gone) 

Manning, Isaac P. (Gone) 

Mohony, John 

Manning, Samuel H. 

Miller, George H. 

McWilliams, John 

Moulton, Benjamin 

Neff, John (Gone) 

Neff, Jacob R. (Gone) 

Nevius, Garret 

Nevius, Zenas L. 

Nevius, Cornelius L. 

Nevius, Abraham V. D. 

Porter, Timothy 

Pittinger, George 

Pittenger, Isaac L. (Gone) 

Parker, James E. 

Post, Peter A. 



Quick, Garret V. 

Quick, John V. H. 

Quick, Peter D., Jr. 

Quick, Peter D. 

Quick, Wyckoff 

Robbins, Sylvester 

Runk, George W. 

Reed, Joseph 

Runyon, John 

Robbins, Jonas 

Ryan, Patrick 

Reger, Frederick 

Rorer, George W. (Gone) 

Sutphen, John G. 

Sutphen, John 

Schenck, Henry 

Smith, William D. 

Stephens, Robert 

Schomp, Henry P. 

Smith, John I. 

Schomp, George 

Shurts, Garret S. 

Stryker, Jacob R. 

Stillwell, John V. N. 

Smith, John 

Smith, Cornelius V. D. 

Strvker, John B. (Gone) 

Sm'ith, B. B. 

Shurts, Garret V. 

Schenck, Asher 

Schomp, Peter G. 

Studdiford, L. V. D. 

Studdiford, Peter 

Saums, John A. (Gone) 

Staats, Abraham 

Shepperd, William 

Schenck, John G. 

Saums, Minna V. 

Saums, Cornelius V. 

Skillman, Hiram R. 

Salter, Franklin 

Smith, Oliver H. 

Stryker, Garret (Dead) 

Smith, Alexander B. R. 

Shurts, Andrew K. 

Shaw, George H. 

Schenck, Israel 

Stryker, Christopher 

Shepperd, Dennis V. L. (Gone) 

Smith, John H. 



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Thompson, Joseph 

Titus, Randolph 

Ten Eyck, Arthur S. 

Ten Eyck, Jacob 

Ten Eyck, J. A. P. (Gone) 

Tunison, James C. 

Ten Eyck, Edward W. 

Tunison, Abraham K; 

Ten Eyck, George 

Ten Eyck, Joseph V. M. (Gone) 

Tiffany, William H. 

Ten Eyck, John 

Ten Eyck, James 

Ten Eyck, Abraham W. 

Tunison, Philip 

Tunison, Henry 

Thompson, John A. (Gone) 

Tunison, Abraham P. 

Toms, John 

Van Doren, Abraham D. 

Van Doren, William 

Vosseller,Theodore 

Van Derveer, Peter N. 

Van Fleet, Adrian 

Van Derveer, Henry 

Van Fleet, Abraham B. 

Vosseller, John 

Voorhees, Jacob P. 

Van Nest, John C. (Gone) 

Van Doren, Asher 

Vanderbeek, Benyou D. 

Van Dyke, Benjamin 

Van Nest, Abraham 

Van Cleef, Cornelius S. ' 

Van Dervoort, Abraham T. 

Van Fleet, Abraham B., Sen. 

(Gone) 
Van Fleet, Abraham (Gone) 



Voorhees, Lucas 

Van Camp, Tunis 

Van Doren, Henry 

Van Fleet, James O. (Gone) 

Van Camp, John 

Van Camp, Peter 

Van Fleet, Sylvester S. (Gone) 

Van Nest, Thomas 

Van Nest, Jacob 

Van Fleet, John A. 

Voorhees, George L. (Gone) 

Voorhees, Jacob W. 

Voorhees. Abraham W. 

Van Arsdale, Ruliph P. 

Voorhees, Peter J. 

Voorhees, John P. (Dead) 

Vroom, Henry 

Van Fleet, Henry 

Van Fleet, Peter 

Vroom, Peter D. 

Voorhees, Henry V. 

Voorhees, Samuel G. 

Vosseller, Lucas 

Vanderveer, James D. (Gone) 

Voorhees, Bergen B. 

Wood, William B. 

Weeks, Charles G. 

Wilcox, Robert E. 

Wortman, William 

Whitlock, William R. (Gone) 

Wallace, Thomas 

Williamson, Cors. W. 

Williamson, Cors. C. 

Wyman, John 

Williams, John V. 

Williams, Philip T. 

Young, Ralph S. (Dead) 

Young, John J. 



Descendants of Cornelius Van Liew, of Three-Mile Run 41 

DESCENDANTS OF CORNELIUS VAN LIEW, OF 
THREE-MILE RUN 

BY THE LATE "AUNT BETSEY" VAN LIEW 

[Note by Editor. — The following notes on the descendants of Cornelius Van 
Lieu, were written by the same Elizabeth Van Liew, familiarly known as "Aunt 
Betsey," whose "Jottings from an Old Journal" was published in the January, 1918, 
Quarterly. She died in 1873. The arrangement of names, according to our usual 
style of publishing family genealogies has been made, and the dates, etc., in brackets, 
furnished by Mr. John J. DeMott, of Metuchen, to whom we are indebted for these 
notes. The exactness and quaintness of the matter in many of the details have 
been left as "Aunt Betsey" wrote them). 

Cornelius Van Liew (i) was b. August 27, 1752. He was m., No- 
vember 2, 1775, to Mary (or Maria) Hegeman, by Minister Ferrian. At 
the time of hismarriage he lived at Middlebush, while she was from Six- 
Mile Run. Cornelius d. January 26, 1798. on Friday evening, after suf- 
fering for eighteen months from a lingering consumption. He was buried 
the following Sunday. His wife d. August 22, 1827, on Wednesday even- 
ing. She was b. October 24, 1756, and was, therefore, 70 years and 10 
months old. Dr. Cannon preached her funeral sermon on Friday, his 
text being Micah 2:10: "Arise ye and depart, for this is not your rest." 
She had a severe stroke of palsy on June 6, 1822. From that date she 
was not as active as before, but had fairly good health until the day of 
her death, when she passed away in less than one hour after another 
stroke of palsy, or apoplexy. 1 

Children of Cornelius Van Liew ( 1 ) and Mary Hegeman : 

2. Denice (son of Cornelius) was b. June 8, 1776; d. Sept. 13, 
1833; m. Oct. 17, 181 1, Mary Hartough, by Minister Livingston, in the 
evening. Denice died on Friday morning, of typhus fever. Dr. Sears 

'The will of Cornelius Van Liew, recorded at Trenton in Book 38, page 134, 
was dated July 11, 1797; probat. Oct. 4, 1798, describes him as of Three-Mile Run, 
Somerset County; mentions wife, all children except Helena, who died young; also 
brothers Denice and John. 

This Cornelius Van Liew, of Three-Mile Run (bapt. at Six-Mile Run Oct. I, 
1752), was son of Denice Van Liew, b. Mar. 25, 1729; d. Oct. 17, 1777; m., Dec. 26, 
1751, Eida Wyckoff, who was 16 years old at time' of her marriage. She d. Feb. 27, 

1775- 

Denice Van Liew was son of Frederick Van Liew, b. Apr. 30, 1694; d. Nov. 27, 
1756; m., Mar. 9, 1717, Helena Denice, who was b. Mar. 5, 1700, and d. Mar. 6, 1784. 
He resided at Middlebush. 

Frederick Van Liew was son of Frederick Hendricksen Van Leeuwen, of Ja- 
maica, L. I., and his wife Dinah. They emigrated from Utrecht, Holland, with nine 
children, before 1670, and he purchased property in Middlesex and Somerset Nov, 
17, 1701. 

Investigators into the history of the Van Liews should consult "The Van Liew 
Family," a brief but good genealogy (so far as it goes) prepared in 1910, by Thomas 
L. Van Liew, 933 Morrison Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Copies are in the New York Pub- 
lic Library, and the New Jersey Historical Society Library at Newark. The name 
comes from Leeuwen in Gelderland. — J. J. D. 



42 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

preached his funeral on Saturday, from Job 30:23. Mary Hartough d. 
Feb. 2, 1857, at New Brunswick, of consumption. 

3. Altie (dau. of Cornelius) was b. Dec. 26, 1778; d. June 27, 
1824; m. Nov. 16, 1802, William Van Nostrand, who was b. June 4, 1775, 
and died Dec. 22, 1839. They were married by Minister Cannon. Altie 
died of a lingering consumption, which she had for fifteen months. Mr. 
Pherris preached her funeral the day following her death, from Luke 
13:23 and 24. William Van Nostrand went from Three-Mile Run to 
Illinois in the fall of 1839. He started Sept. 7 and arrived Oct. 7, intend- 
ing to visit his children, see that part of the country and return some- 
time the same winter. But he was taken ill with inflammation of the 
lungs, which lasted only eight or nine days before causing his death. 
He d. at the home of his son-in-law, Thomas Lewis, at Springfield, III., 
at noon on Sunday. His remains were interred there. (For ch., see 
infra). 

4. Simon (son of Cornelius), was b. Aug. 29, 1782; d. Dec. 24, 
1848; m., Dec. 16, 1805, Sceighte Vanderveer, who was b. Nov. 21, 1785, 
and d. Jan. 26, 1847. They were married in the evening, by Dr. Can- 
non. She died after an illness of only one week from fever. Dr. Sears' 
text at her funeral was I Thess. 4:13. Simon died very suddenly on 
Sunday, while he was preparing to shave. Dr. Sears preached his funeral 
on Dec. 26, from Proverbs 27:1: "Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for 
thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." Lived at Six-Mile Run. 
(For ch., see infra). 

5. Cornelius (son of Cornelius), was b. Aug. 25, 1785; d. Jan. 28, 
i860; m., Nov. 23, 1814, Ann Suydam, daughter of Laurence and Abi- 
gail Suydam, who was b. Aug. 14, 1793, and died Nov. 23, 1865. They 
were married by Dr. Cannon, in the evening. All of their eleven children 
were baptized at Six-Mile Run. All except Adaline were born there; 
Adaline being born at Neshanic, after the family moved there in the 
Spring of 1838. Cornelius was buried at Middlebush, according to his 
own request, his funeral sermon being preached by Rev. Gabriel Lud- 
low. His wife d. at the home of her son-in-law, Stephen Cromwell, at 
Rocky Hill. Rev. Mr. Gesney preached her funeral from Rev. 14:13. 
(For ch., see infra). 

6. Ida (dau. of Cornelius), was b. Nov. 23, 1787; [died Aug. 4, 
1784] ; m., Oct. 8, 1809, Henry Vroom DeMott, who was b. April 20. 1786, 
[and d. Feb. 27, 1875]. They were married on Sunday morning by Dr. 
J. S. Cannon. They lived and died at Middlebush, where he was a 
farmer. For some years he also conducted a butcher business in New 
Brunswick, N. J. (For ch., see infra). 



Descendants of Cornelius Van Liezv, of Three-Mile Run 43 

7. Elizabeth (dau. of Cornelius), was b. Apr. 6, 1790; [died Nov. 
24, 1873] ; unmarried. [The author of these notes and faithful recorder 
of local happenings. For many years she made her home with Henry 
Vroom DeMott, at Middlebush. Though of an unusually religious 
nature, she did not become a church member until late in life, when she 
made this entry in her journal : "Elizabeth Van Liew made a profession 
of faith in Christ April 18, 1862, at Middlebush, Rev. John A. Van Doren, 
Pastor, at the age of 72 years and 12 days. Help me O Lord, to conse- 
crate my few remaining days to Thy service, and to the good of my fel- 
low creatures, in the enjoyment of faith and love and penitence"]. 

8. Helena (dau. of Cornelius), was b. Sep. 7, 1792; d. Mar. 26, 

1793- 

9. Frederick (son of Cornelius), was b. Feb. 21, 1795; d. Aug. 22, 
1867; m. Feb. 15, 1819, Agnes Pumyea, Avho was b. at Three-Mile Run, 
June 25, 1799, and d. Aug. 25, 1857. They were married by Dr. Can- 
non. Their first four children were born in New Jersey. On Tuesday 
morning, June 5, 1832, they left New Jersey to make a new home in the 
"Lake Country" of Central New York. They settled at Lysander, Onon- 
daga county, where their last two children were born and the remainder of 
their lives were spent. They kept in touch with their New Jersey rela- 
tives, and for many years visits were exchanged in both directions. (For 
ch., see infra). 

Children of William Van Nostrand and Altie Van Liew (3) : 

(1). Maria Van Nostrand, b. Sep. 12, 1803, on Sabbath morning. 

(2). John Van Nostrand, b. May 22, 1805; d. Feb. 29, 1808, of 
whooping cough. 

(3). Cornelius Van Nostrand, b. Dec. 3, 1807. Left New Jersey in 
June, 1837, for Illinois. 

(4). Margaret Ann Van Nostrand, b. Oct. 4, 1810; m. April 4, 
1832, Thomas Lewis who was b. July 9, 1808. They were married on 
Wednesday evening by Dr. Cannon. Their first two children were born 
in New Brunswick, N. J. In June, 1837, they left New Jersey and settled 
in Springfield, Illinois. Cornelius Van Nostrand accompanied them on 
this migration. Children: (a) Adaline Lewis, b. Sep. 12, 1833;' m., 
Mar. 17, 1858, S. D. Ayers, of Decatur, 111., and had ch. : Annie Lu- 
cinda Ayers, b. Apr. 27, 1859, and d. Aug. 25, 1859; William Judson 
Ayers, b. Sep. 11, i860; Alletie Ayers, b. Dec. 9, 1861 ; Lewis Clifton 
Ayers, b. Nov. 22, 1864. (b) William Thomas Lewis, b. Sep. 25, 1836. 
(c) Charles Henry Lewis, b. Aug. 11, 1839, and d. Feb. 6, 1855. (d) 
Cornelius V. N. Lewis, b. Dec. 25, 1845, and d. Jan. 23, 1846. (e) Al- 
bert Lewis, b. Aug. 1, 1849. 



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(5). Isaac Van Nostrand, b. May 29, 181 3. 

(6). Frederick Van Nostrand, b. Aug. 9, 1817; m. May 22, 1850, 
Margaret Jane Blanden, who was b. Sep. 6, 1827. At the time of their 
marriage they were both of Sangamon county, Illinois. Children : (a) 
William Van Nostrand, b. Mar. 7, 1851. (b) Maria Van Nostrand, b. 
May 31, 1852. (c) Margaret Van Nostrand, b. July 24, 1854. (d) 
Adaline Van Nostrand, b. Mar. 7, 1856. 

Children of Simon Van Liew (4) and Sceighte Vanderveer: 

10. A Son. B. and d. Nov. 12, 1806. 

11. Maria, b. Nov. 1, 1807; d. Jan. 26, 1847; m - Sep. 20, 1831, 
Benjamin Van Doren Wyckoff, who was b. Apr. 15, 1808, and d. Oct. 23, 
1855. They were married on Tuesday evening by Rev. James Romeyn. 
Children: (1) Simon Wyckoff, b. Mar. 4, 1833. (2) A daughter, b. 
and d. Feb. 27, 1836. (3) Cynthia Wyckoff, b. Feb. 6, 1837. (4) So- 
phia Wyckoff, b. Mar. 4, 1840; d. Apr. 30, 1843. (5) A son, b. Apr. 16, 
1843; d. Apr. 19, 1843. (6) A daughter, b. and d. Mar. 13, 1844. (7) 
son, b. and d. Apr. 6, 1845. (8) Sarah Adaline Wyckoff, b. Mar. 4, 1846. 
Maria Van Liew Wyckoff died of a fever from which she suffered only a 
week, being confined to her bed but three or. four days and retaining her 
reason until the last. Rev. John A. Van Doren preached her funeral from 
Job 17:13. Benjamin Van Doren Wyckoff m., second, April 17, 1850, 
Lucretia Skillman. He d. Oct. 23, 1855, ar >d was buried on the 25th; 
Rev. John A. Van Doren preaching his funeral from Psa. 12:1. He 
lived an exemplary life and was afflicted for several months with a pain- 
ful disease which he patiently bore. He was taken away in the midst of 
usefulness, being a great loss to the .church, Sabbath School and prayer 
meeting, from which he was seldom absent. 

12. Garret, b. May 24, 1810; m. Nov. 14, 1832, Mary Ann French, 
who was b. Apr. 2, 181 3. They were married by Rev. James Romeyn, 
on Wednesday evening. 

13. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1813; m., Jan. 12, 1 831; John S. Garretson, 
who was b. Sep. 27, 1809, and d. Sep. 14, 1865. They were married on 
Wednesday evening by Rev. James Romeyn. Children : ( 1 ) Gertrude 
Elizabeth Garretson, b. Sep. 30, 1839; d. Sep. 20, 1840. (2) Fran- 
cynthia Maria Garretson, b. Dec. 20, 1846; d. July 4, 1847. (3) Charles 
Alfred Garretson, b. Mar. 26, 1849. O" 1 M av 9> x 86s, Mr. and Mrs. 
Garretson and their son Charles started from New Jersey for the West, 
expecting to see the country and visit their large circle of relatives and 
friends. On Sep. 5, while at Milton, Illinois, he was taken sick with 
typhoid fever, dying on Sept. 14. On Saturday, the 16th, at one o'clock, 
Mrs. Garretson and her son started East with the body. They arrived in 



Descendants of Cornelius Van Liew, of Three-Mile Run 45 

Millstone on the evening of the 20th, where the remains were let down 
into the grave by the light of lamps. His funeral sermon was preached 
the following Sunday afternoon by his pastor, Mr. Corwin, from Rev. 
22:12. 

14. Cornelius, b. July 6, 1815; m. Oct. 2, 1848, Maria Hulse, 
who was b. July 24, 1819. They were married at five o'clock in the after- 
noon by Rev. Jacob C. Sears. (For ch., see infra). 

15. Simon, of Somerville, N. J., b. Mar. 8, 1820; m. Sep. 25, 1844, 
Elizabeth S. Bergen, who was b. Aug. 14, 1819. They were married by 
Rev. Dr. Messier, of Somerville. [He was sheriff of Somerset co. in 
1878-9]. (For ch., see infra). 

16. Peter, b. May 19, 1823 ; d. Aug. 25, 1826. Died of dysentary. 

Children of Cornelius Van Liew (5) and Ann Suydam : 

17. Denice, b. July 18, 181 5; d. Sep. 8, 1816. 

18. Abigail, b. May 18, 1817; m., Nov. 23, 1842, Samuel B. Rob- 
bins (this being his second marriage), who was b. Mar. 17, 1801, and d. 
Sep. 12, 1 85 1. They were married at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, 
by Rev. Gabriel Ludlow. Mr. Robbins died of palsy. John Robbins, a 
son by his first marriage, d. Dec. 24, 1850, aged 22 years. Children : ( 1 ) 
Cornelius Van Liew Robbins, b. Oct. 1, 1843. ( 2 ) Lemuel Halsey Rob- 
bins, b. Jan. 25, 1846. (3) Anna Elizabeth Robbins, b. Aug. 10, 1851 ; 
d. Aug. 25, 1851. 

19. Cornelius Denice, b. July 6, 1820; died Nov. 12, 1859. Mar- 
ried Sep. 21, 1844, Catherine Van Sant, born Feb. 11, 1816. They were 
married on Saturday afternoon by Rev. John A. Van Doren. (For ch., 
see infra). 

20. Laurence, b. Apr. 29, 1822; d. Jan. 31, i860; m., first, Jan. 
26, 1851, Martha Davis, of Ohio, who d. in March, 1852; second, June 
I, 1856, Margaret Brokaw, of Middlebush, by Rev. Mr. Demarest, of 
Bound Brook, N. J., on Sabbath morning. (For ch., see infra). 

21. Maria, b. Oct. 7, 1823 ; m., Sep. 27, 1845, Elijah Huff, who was 
b. Sep. 18, 1822. They were married on Saturday morning, at 10 o'clock, 
by Rev. Gabriel Ludlow. Children: (1) George Huff, b. Sep. 7, 1846. 
(2) Cornelius Huff, b. Mar. 29, 1848. (3) John Huff, b. Sep. 9, 1850. 
(4) William Huff, b. June 28, 1852. (5) Henry DeMott Huff, b. Aug. 
9, 1855; d. Mar. 6, 1856. (6) Charles Huff, b. Oct. 27, 1857. (7) 
Elizabeth Hoagland Huff, b. Aug. 12, i860. 

22. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 24, 1826; m. Jan. 20, 1848, Stephen Crom- 
well, who was b. Mar. 1, 1817. They were married Thursday evening by 
Rev. Gabriel Ludlow. Children : ( 1 ) John Cromwell, b. Dec. 16, 1848 ; 



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d. Feb. 9, 1865, of spotted fever. (2) Anna Cromwell, b. Dec. I, 1852; 
d. Mar. 1, 1865, °* spotted fever, after an illness of only twelve hours. 

23. John C, b. Jan. 11, 1828; m., Jan. 17, 1856, Mary L'olhemus, 
who was b. Nov. 10, 1839, (daughter of Daniel and Maria Polhemus, of 
Fairview, Illinois). They were married on Thursday evening by Domine 
Wilson, of Fairview. (For ch., see infra). 

24. William, b. Apr. 1, 1830; m. Mary Elizabeth Young, who was 
b. Jan. 18, 1840. (For ch., see infra). 

25. Ida Ann, b. Mar. 21, 1833; m., Sep. 27, 1856, Barjoe Van 
Ness, who was b. May 3, 181 9. They were married at 10 o'clock Satur- 
day morning, by Rev. Merrel, of New ark. Children : ( 1 ) Abraham Mil- 
ledge Van Ness, b. Jan. 18, 1859. (2) Cornelius Van Ness, b. Nov. 7, 
1859; d. Nov. 17, 1859. (3) Mary Elizabeth Van Ness, b. Mar. 12, 
1861. 

26. Sarah Ellen, b. Sep. 15. 1836; m., Jan. 28, 1868, Haigh F. 
Hillpot. They were married at 10 o'clock in the morning by Rev. Jerola- 
mon, at Fairview, 111. 

27. Adaline, b. Dec. 23, 1838. 

Children 01 11, nr\ Vroom DeMott and Ida Van Liew (6) : 

(1) Maria DeMott, b. Oct. 28, 1810; [died July 4, 1877] ; m., June 
6, 1843, Peter V. Staats, who was b. Sep. 28, 1810. He was son of Rynear 
Staats, of Roycetield. who d. Oct. 16. 1846, and Catharine Voorhees, who 
d. Mar. 4. 1866. Maria DeMott and Peter V. Staats were married by 
Rev. John Addison Van Doren, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Petei 
Staats had previously m., Oct. 2, 1832, Catharine I who was b. 
Jan. 1, 1814, and d. Mar. 30, 1840. After her marriage to Peter V. 
Staats. Maria DeMott moved to Raritan, N. J. (Sep. 20, 1843) and com- 
menced housekeeping. Children: (a) Henry DeMott Staats, b. June 
15, 1844; m.. Jan. 11, 1866, Garetta Wyckoff, who was b. Mar. 31, 1847, 
(daughter of Sexton Wyckoff). (b) A daughter, b. and d. Mar. 29, 
1846. (c) Catherine Maria Staats, b. Mar. 11, 1847; d - Feb. 2 3> l H&- 
(d) Gertrude Staats, b. Oct. 24, 1848. (e) Ida Elizabeth Staats, b. Sep. 
4, 1850. (f) Peter Davis Staats, b. Sep. 12, 1852. (g) John DeMott 
Staats, b. Mar. 12, 1854. 

(2) John DeMott, b. July 17, 1812; [died Jan. 1, 1896J ; m., Aug. 
13, 1839, Matilda Voorhees, who was born Sept. 8, 1817, [and d. Apr. 
29, 1893]. She was daughter of Jaques Voorhees, who was b. May 27, 
1792, and d. F 21, 1828, and Anne Van Liew, who was b. Mar. 15, 
1795, and d. They were married by Rev. Jacob C. Sears, at 10 
o'clock Tin - irning. John DeMott was a farmer, at Middlebush. 
He was am f the New Jersey Legislature and was also for a time 



Descendants of Cornelius Van Liezv, of Three-Mile Run 47 

in the lumber business in New Brunswick. Children: (a) Anna Voor- 
hees DeMott, b. Aug. 22, 1840; d. Oct. 4, 1842, of dysentary, after a sick- 
ness of a week, (b) Ida DeMott, b. Mar. 1, 1842; d. Oct. 6, 1842, of 
dysentary, after an illness of only one day. Rev. Mr. Van Doren preached 
the funeral sermons of both these children, who died within two days of 
each other, (c) John DeMott, b. Aug. 5, 1843; [ die< i Dec. 28, 1880]. 
He left New Jersey Jan. 20, 1869, and was a physician at Marseilles, Illi- 
nois. He m., Dec. 19, 1872, Jennie Trumbo, who was b. Aug. 31, 1852 
[They had children: Ambrose Jay DeMott, b. Feb. 23, 1875; d. Feb. 27 
1877, and Harry Vroom DeMott, b. Sep. 23, 1878; died May 19, 1879] 
(d) Cornelia Pomeroy DeMott, b. Dec. 16, 1848; d. June 2, 1856, of ty- 
phoid fever, (e) Henry Vroom DeMott, b. Oct. 2, 1847; [died Nov 

I, 1887; m., Dec. 10, 1873, Margaretta Ford Clark, who was b. May 15 
1847]. (0 Jacques Voorhees DeMott, b. Oct. 25, 1852; [d. Dec. 22 
1889]. (g) Howard DeMott. 

(3) Elizabeth DeMott, b. Sep. 14, 1814; d. June 4, 1847; m., Nov 

II, 1835, Garret Garretson, who was b. July 29, 1812, and d. Aug. 7, 1844 
They were married on Wednesday evening by Rev. Jacob I. Shultz. In 
the spring of 1836 they settled at Weston, near Millstone, N. J. Garret 
Garretson was apparently in good health until about 1842. His health 
then commenced to fail and continued until his death in 1844. By this 
time two of the three children had also died. A vendue was held on 
Oct. 3, 1844, after which Elizabeth returned to her father's home at Mid- 
dlebush. She appeared almost overcome by her bereavement, and in 1846 
began to decline in what proved to be her last illness. Rev. John A. 
Van Doren preached both funeral sermons. They are buried in Cedar 
Grove Cemetery, Middlebush. Children: (a) John Henry Garretson, b. 
Oct. 30, 1838; died Mar. 19, 1842. (b) Maria Louisa Garretson, b. Mar. 
19. 1840; d. Oct. 17, 1843. ( c ) Eleanor Augusta Garretson, twin of 
Maria Louisa, b. Mar. 19, 1840; m., first, Aug. 31, 1864, Abraham A. 
Suydam, who was b. Dec. 23, 1838, and d. May 9, 1865 ; and, second, 
May 14, 1868, John V. D. Pumyea, residing at Belle Mead, N. J. 

Children of Frederick Van Liew (9) and Agnes Pumyea: 

28. Cornelius, b. Jan. 23, 1820; m., Feb. 28, 1853, Nancy Verity, 
who was b. Dec. 4, 1824. (For ch., see infra). 

29. John Pumyea, b. July 6, 1822; m., Mar. 19, 1856, Rachel 
Elizabeth Vanderveer, who was b. Sep. 29, 1836. 

30. Maria Elizabeth, b. Aug. 12, 1824; d. Apr. 6, 1846. 

31. Jane, b. Aug. 4, 1828; d. Sep. 2, 1864; m., Nov. 16, 1853, 
Abraham Baird, of Lysander, Onondaga Co., N. Y. They were married 
at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening by Rev. William Bradford. After the 



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death of Jane Van Liew, Abraham Baird m., second, Dec. 21, 1865, Mrs. 
Robbs, of Montgomery Co., N. V". Child of Jane Van Liew and Abra- 
ham Baird: (1) Ida Elizabeth Baird, b. Jan. 12, 1855; d. May 22, 
1865. 

32. Ida Adalixe, b. Aug. 23, 1835 ; m. Lyman Morley. 

33. Agnes, b. Mar. 16. 1839; m., Oct. 28, 1868, William Hull, of 
Lysander. They were m. at Syracuse. Children : ( 1 ) Lucy Rosette 
Hull, b. Mar. 16, 1868. (2) Van Liew Hull, b. Sep. 12, 1869. 

Children of Cornelius Van Liew (14) and Maria Hulse: 

34. Maria, b. Sep. 11, 1851. 

35. Sarah, b. May 29, 1854. 

36. Ella, b. Oct. 28, 1863. 

Children of Simon Van Liew (15) and Elizabeth S. Bergen: 

37. Frederick, b. Mar. 14, 1849. 

38. Joanna, b. Dec. 5, 1850. 

Children of Cornelius Denice Van Liew (19) and Catherine Van 
Sant: 

39. Sarah Louisa, b. Sep. 3, 1845; d. Dec. 17, 1859, of typhoid 



fever. 
40 

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42 

43 
44 



Cornelius, b. Mar. 17, 1848; m., April, 1870, Rhino. 

>'.y DeMott, b. Feb. 27, 1849; d. Feb. 7, 1853. 
Hannah Maria, b. May 2, 1851 ; d. Aug. 2, 1859. 
Emma, b. Feb. 24, 1854. 
Ida Elizabeth, b. Mar. 30, 1855. 



Child of Laurence Van Liew (20) and His Second Wife, Margaret 
Brokaw : 

45. William B., b. May 26, 1859. 

Children of John C Van Llew (23) and Mary Polhemus: 

46. Daniel H., b. Jan. 4, 1857. 

47. Cornelius W., b. Mar. 5, 1859. 

48. Maria, b. July 30, 1861. 

Children of William Van Liew (24) and Mary Elizabeth Young: 

49. John, b. July 18, 1859. 

50. Anna, b. Jan. 13, 1862. 

51. Ida Caroline, b. June 7, 1864. 

Child of Cornei Liew (28) and Nancy Verity: 

52. Frederick, b. Apr. 27, 1859. 

[Concluded in Next Number] 



Family of Peter Claeson 49 

FAMILY OF PETER CLAESON, ANCESTOR OF ALL THE 

WYCKOFFS 

BY JACOB WYCKOFF, NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. 

[Note by Editor.— Beginning with the July, 1913, Quarterly, we published in 
twelve instalments a large number of the descendants of Peter Claesen, head of the 
Wyckoff, Wikoff, etc., family in this country. As that article did not go into full 
particulars of Peter and his immediate family, we now give room for such, also for 
a statement of Peter's possible ancestry, as found in an interesting address deliv- 
ered before the Baird-Wyckoff Association, at the old Tennent church near Free- 
hold on August 28th last, by Mr. Jacob Wyckoff, formerly of Middlebush but now 
of New Brunswick. 

Particular notice should be taken of the fact that through this Peter Claesen 
various important Somerset families of other surnames are derived, viz., directly, 
those of the Van Arsdale, Romeyn and Kinny families and, collaterally, some lines 
of the Montfort, Schenck, etc., families]. 

Before speaking of the immediate family of Peter Claesen, the common 
father of all the Wyckoffs, we will run briefly over his antecedents, espe- 
cially for a couple of generations, and his brothers and sister of whom 
we know, as this knowledge has a bearing on his own immediate family. 

"Peter Claesen" means "Peter, son of Claes," or "Peter, son of Nich- 
olas,'" if fully given. So we know his father's name was Claes, or Nicho- 
las, and Mr. William F. Wyckoff has found in his researches that the 
father's name was "Claes Cornelissen," which in turn means "Claes, son 
of Cornelis." So we find the grandfather of Peter Claesen was named 
"Cornell - 

In these former days there were no family names in Holland, at least 
among the common people, and everybody simply went as "John, son of 
So-and-So," or "Mary, daughter of So-and-So," and it was not until 
records of families began to be kept by the State that the old method 

found to be too confusing. The records could give no clue as to 
what John, or what Peter, or what Nicholas was indicated, and it was 
then that the State ordered the choosing of family names, and, as many 
kept the names exactly as they were then known, their descendants have 
come down to us as the Johnsons, the Petersons, the Jamesons, the 
Ryniersons, etc. 

I have heard my father tell that a town-meeting was called at which 
everybody was to take a family name, and the same was to be publicly 
announced and recorded by the town clerk in a book for that purpose. 
One quiet old man came to the meeting and sat all day listening to the 
choosing of names, and, whenever the town clerk asked him what name he 
chose, he would only shrug his shoulders and say in Dutch, "Oh, well, I'm 
not particular." At last the day had passed ; everybody had selected their 
names, had them recorded and gone away, and the hour for closing had 
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come. The town clerk turned to this man and asked him again somewhat 
impatiently what name he wanted, and still received the same answer, 
"'Oh, I'm not particular." "Very well," said the clerk, "let it go so, 
then." And he wrote him down in the book in Dutch as "Mr. I'm-not- 
Particular." My father told me, then a boy, what the name was, as we 
now know it in English, but I have long since forgotten. I have asked 
Hollanders concerning it, but they told me they have no Dutch words 
expressing precisely that thought. 

Mr. William F. Wyckoff has traced the ancestral line further back 
than I am giving it, back to A. D. 1390 surely, and has a probable guess 
reaching back still much further, but not a settled certainty This is on 
the male side. It happens, however, that the first of record of whom we 
are sure was a man of sufficient parts to marry into the royal line, and 
through this marriage we go back through the kings of Denmark and of 
Rurik of Russia, to Rurik of Vasangian, of Baltic Sweden, of about A. 
D. 825, and through Harold II, Saxon King of England, slain at the bat- 
tle of Hastings by William the Conqueror, we go back to Erik of Sweden, 
of about A. D. 800. Connecting also with William the Conqueror, who 
was a relative of Harold, whom he overthrew, our line of blood flows 
downward, with or through the incoming of the different houses of rulers 
to the Tudors, and the incoming of the house of Stuart; while in Russia 
the Royal line of Rurik continued until it ended with the death of Theo- 
dore in 1598, when a descendant of the house of German admixture, by 
name Michael Romanoff, came to the throne, and his family remained on 
the throne of the Russias until the recently deposed Czar. 

Let us now return from this digression to the grandfather of Peter 
Claesen, viz : 

Cornells, who lived and died in Holland. I have no further record of 
this ancestor. 

Claes Cornelissen, or "Claes, son of Cornelis," was born in Holland in 
! 597 ; married Margaret VanDerGoos, and started for America in Octo- 
ber, 1636, on the ship "Rtnsselaer Wyck," but was obliged by storms and 
injury to the vessel to stop in England, and did not reach America until 
in March, 1637. His wife and one son, Peter Claesen, came with him. 
Peter was then a sturdy boy of twelve years, having been born in 1625. 
Whether there were other children then we have no record, but we learn 
of two born later in America, viz : a son, Gebrant, who later married Mar- 
retje Cos, and became the male ancestor of the Garrabrant family ; and a 
daughter, Pieterje, who married Symen Jansen Van Arsdalen, and became 
the maternal ancestor of the Van Arsdales, the family name being brought 
into use at this time, as I have before related to you. Claes Cornelissen 



Family of Peter Claeson 51 

bought land on Long Island, first where the City Hall of Brooklyn now 
stands, and later exchanging it or selling it, and buying other land about 
four miles inland from Coney Island, to get better land. 

Peter Claesen, although only a hoy of twelve, seems to have been 
under contract to work on an estate or large holding at Fort Orange (now 
Albany), and proceeded to that point in the same vessel that brought him 
across seas, arriving there in April, 1637. He remained there probably 
until after his marriage (about 1638) to Gretia, daughter of Hendrick Van 
Ness, a member of the council of Rensselaer Wyck. We soon after find 
him on Long Island, owning a farm at Flatlands (now within the pre- 
cincts of Brooklyn) becoming well to do, and a magistrate of the Town 
Court of Flatlands, whence probably the name of Wyckoff originated, 
from the union of two words, viz: "W-ijk," a ward or parish, and "hof," 
a court, whence would come Peter Wijkhof, or, translated, "Peter of the 
Town Court.'' The "ij" soon became changed into "y", from its close 
resemblance to that letter, as old documents seem to indicate. 

We will now picture in our minds Peter Claesen and his wife Gretia 
by their old-fashioned fireside, and into that home and around the grad- 
ually lengthening table children came one by one as follows: 

1st. Margaret (sup.) b. in 1647. 

2nd. Nicholas, b. in 1648. 

3rd. Annatje, bapt. in 1650. 

4th. Cornelius, b. in 1651. 

5th. Mayken, bapt. in 1653. 

6th. Hendrik, b. in 1654. 

7th. Geertje, b. in 1656. 

8th. Willemptje, b. in 1658. 

9th. Martin, b. in 1660. 

10th. Garret, b. in 1662. 

nth. John, b. in 1665. 

These eleven children in all, seem to complete the record, five girls 
and six boys, and covering a birth period of eighteen years ; and, as the 
father was a man of staunch church principles, and the main support of 
the Flatlands church, being one of the wealthiest men on the island, we 
cannot doubt that his children were carefully instructed in those things 
"that make for righteousness." As the years went by — 

Margaret, the eldest child, married Matthias Adamse Brouwer. 

Nicholas, the oldest son, married Sara, daughter of Peter Montfort, 
and owned a large farm at Flatlands. He had six children, four sons and 
two daughters, and his descendants mostly moved later to Somerset and 



52 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Hunterdon counties in New Jersey, and from thence have spread south- 
ward and westward throughout our country. 

Annatje, the second daughter, married, in 1675, Roelif Martinsen 
Schenck, and died about 1693, having lived on Long Island. 

Cornelius, the second son, married his cousin, Gertrude Van Arsdale, 
daughter of his aunt Pieterje and Symon Van Arsdalen. He bought a 
large farm at Flatlands in Long Island, and, like his father, had eleven 
children, five girls and six boys. Later two of these sons came into pos- 
session of the homestead farm on Long Island, one of them being the 
ancestor of our present day historian of the family, William F. WyckotT, 
Esq. This land now lies within the precincts of Brooklyn and is almost 
entirely built over. The other four sons of Cornelius settled on lands 
bought by their father in what is now Franklin township, in Somerset 
county, N. J., and stretching across the center of the township, as the 
first deeds read: "From a river called Millstone to the Indian Path." 
This path is now the county line and a part of the main highway from 
New York to Philadelphia. One of these four sons was the ancestor/of 
Peter Wyckoff, of Wyckoff's Mills, who married Elizabeth Baird, both 
of whom we honor at these Baird-Wyckoff reunions, and was also the 
ancestor of myself. Cornelius died in 1746, at the great age of 95. 

Mayken, the third daughter of Peter Claesen, married Willem \ 
lemse, of Gravesend, L. I., and her descendants by her son John bear the 
name of Wyckoff, he having heired the estate of his uncle, Hendrick 
Wyckoff, by will from that uncle, who had no children, provided he 
would take the name of Wyckoff, which he did, and his descendants bear 
the name. ■ 

Hendrick, third son of Peter Claesen, married Helena and 

had no children. He died in 1744, aged 90, leaving his farm on Long 
Island to his nephew John, son of Mayken Willemse, as stated above. 

Geertje, named after her mother, was married, in 1678, to Christoffel 
Jans Romeyn, and became the mother of the entire Romeyn family. She 
died in 171 1. 

Willemptje, the fifth and youngest daughter, married Adrain Kinne, 
and became the mother of the Kinne family. 

.Martin, the fourth son, married Hannah Williams, of Flatlands, and 
had no sons. 

Garret, the fifth son, married Catharine Johannes (i. e., Catharine, 
daughter of John) Nevius, and farmed on Long Island. He had two 
sons and five daughters. One son farmed on Long Island, and one moved 
to Monmouth county, New | where his descendants, many of them, 

, and are represented here to-day. Rev. John H. Wyckoff, late mis- 
sionary to India, deceased, is one of his descendants. 



The Wilson-Henry Family 53 

John, the last born child of the family, married Neeltje Couwen- 
hoven, and, after farming a while on Long Island, removed to Monmouth 
county, New Jersey, purchasing a large farm there. He was an officer of 
the Brick Church at Marlborough, and assisted in founding this ancient 
church at Tennent, in which we are gathered to-day, numerous of his 
descendants connecting themselves with it, and later becoming an import- 
ant factor in the history of the county during the Revolutionary days. 
Many of them are buried in the beautiful burial-grounds surrounding this 
church. 

We find from this review of the family, the first of the name Wyckoff, 
that only four of the sons left children — i. e., left sons — to perpetuate the 
name, viz : Nicholas, Cornelius, Garret, John ; except that Hendrick per- 
petuated it through his sister's son, John, son of Mayken. So, with this 
exception, of which we must of necessity make note, the family naturally 
divides itself into four great groups, and, once knowing the group to 
which we belong, the work of following up or down our line of descent is 
greatly assisted. 

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THE WILSON-HENRY FAMILY 

FROM NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

In the April, 1918, Quarterly ( p. 98, etc.) there appeared "The Henry 
Family of Lamington." One of the daughters of David Henry was there 
stated to have married a Rev. Peter V. Wilson, but few facts, were given 
of his family. Since that appeared a descendant, Mr. Charles Carroll 
Wilson, of Belvidere, has forwarded to us some facts, which are herewith 
given in a condensed form. Among other things they show that the late 
Dr. Joseph Hunt Wilson, of Somerville, belonged to the same Wilson 
stock; also, by marriage, Hon. George M. Shipman, of Belvidere. 

Peter Wilson, Sr., born prior to 1720, or his father, came over from 
Scotland and is said to have settled, first, in Cecil County, Maryland, and 
then in Hunterdon County, N. J., in Amwell Township, some five miles 
from Lambertville. His wife was Hannah Vanoy (or Van Noy) of the 
same township, whose parents had come over from Holland. A Peter 
Wilson was an elder in the First Amwell Church in 1737, and there have 
been descendants of the Wilson name in East and West Amwell down to 
the present day, especially in what was once known as "The Wilson Set- 
tlement." 

Peter Wilson, Sr., had eleven children: Francis, born 1740; An- 
drew, 1742; Haskill. 1746; James, 1748; Rev. Peter V., 1750; Kath- 
arine, 1753; John, 1756; Hannah, 1757; Sarah, 1760; Joseph, 1762; 
Elizabeth, 1764. 



54 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

The Hannah above named married David Davis, and died in 1859, 
aged 102. Joseph married Charity Hunt and was the great-grandfather 
of the late Dr. Joseph Hunt Wilson, of Somerville, who was born at 
Washington, N. J. (See Quarterly, Vol. IV, p. 97). Andrew, born 
1742 was a lawyer, but his place of practice is unknown. Two of the 
daughters of Peter, St., married persons by the name of Wilson, one a 
Mr. Carman and one a Mr. Mershon. 

Rev. Peter Vanoy Wilson, son of Peter, Sr., was born 1750 in Am- 
well Township and died July 24, 1799, at Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 
graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1778. Where 
or how he was educated for the ministry does not appear, but he was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick about 1785. About 1786 
he married Catherine Henry, of near Lamington, Somerset County, 
daughter of David Henry and Mary Rosbrough. His first pastorate was 
over the Presbyterian Churches of Hackettstown and Mansfield, to which 
he was called September 27, 1786, at a salary of £110 sterling, doubt- 
less through the recommendation of Rev. John Hanna, who had married 
into the McCrea family at Lamington and who had preached earlier in 
the same year at Hackettstown. Occasionally he acted as missionary 
preacher to outlying charges, one as far away as Shawnee, Pa. He 
remained at this charge for ten years, when, as seems probable, since his 
wife's sister, Mary, then deceased, who had married Col. John C. Syrnmes, 
had been living on the "Miami Purchase" near Cincinnati, he went West, 
and preached at the latter place, then called Fort Washington, as chaplain. 
Capt. William Henry Harrison, afterward the President of the United 
States, had married a daughter of Colonel Symmes, and another daugh- 
ter had married Major Peyton Short, so that Rev. Mr. Wilson and his 
wife were in the midst of influential family connections. 

At Fort Washington he had also previously purchased land (in 1795) 
from Col. Symmes, embracing 640 acres, the consideration ($426.66) 
stated in the deed to be "for debt due [to Wilson] from the United States." 
Again, in 1798, he purchased 100 acres from Symmes for "200 Spanish 
milled dollars," and at the same time his wife took a deed from Symmes 
for 200 acres for $200. As the city of Cincinnati came to be built 
later on these real estate holdings, the investments should have proved in 
time of immense value to Mr. Wilson's heirs, but comparatively little 
was realized from them when a final sale was effected, about the year 1813. 

Just what year Mr. Wilson became pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Cincinnati is not stated, but probably about 1798; if so he had 
charge there only one year, when he died, after a short illness. His wife, 
Catherine Henry, died first, six weeks prior to his own decease. Both 



The Wilson-Henry Family 55 

were buried at the church and tablets to their memory were placed therein. 
In the obituary notice of him he is described as a man "mild, generous 
and upright ;" "possessed in a high degree of the finer feelings and social 
virtues;" "generally beloved," and "an ornament to society." 

After his death his small children were cared for at the home of Wil- 
liam Henry Harrison, until Col. James Henry, of Lamington, Mr. Wil- 
son's brother-in-law, went to Cincinnati and conveyed them to the Som- 
erset relatives. They were five in number, from three to eleven years of 
age. Col. Henry carried the youngest, Catharine, on a pillow on horse- 
back over a bridle path of 350 miles on the journey from Cincinnati to 
Lamington, and the others must have also ridden all the distance (about 
700 miles) on horseback. One horse was lost and another injured in 
the long journey. There were no bridges and stopping-places were from 
15 to 20 miles apart. After Mrs. Mary Henry, the grandmother, died in 
1809, the children were cared for by their uncles, James Wilson, of near 
Trenton, Joseph Wilson, who married Charity Hunt, and Dr. Charles 
M. Graham in New York City, who married Ann Henry. 

The children of Rev. Peter V. and Catherine Wilson were: 

1. Robert Henry, born 1788; died 1839; married Harriet Exeum, 
aunt of "Patty" Ransom, wife of Governor Ransom of South Carolina. 
He studied medicine with his uncle, Dr. Graham, and died in Florida, 
leaving one child, Robert A., who married a McCoy and resided in Balti- 
more, Md. 

2. Charles Rosebrook, born 1790; unmanned; died 1872. He 
resided with his uncle, James Wilson, near Trenton, N. J. 

3. Joseph Van Noy, born 1792; died 1856; married May 4, 1815, 
Eliza Sherrerd, of Pleasant Valley, Warren County, N. J., (daughter of 
Samuel Sherrerd). He resided, first, at Pleasant Valley, and then 
removed to Stroudsburg, Pa., where he and his brother Charles kept a 
store. In 1838 both removed to Shawnee, Pa., where they had a mill and 
store, etc., until their respective deaths. The family resided at Shawnee 
until 191 1, when the property passed out of their hands. They had 10 
children, one of whom, Richard Duryea Wilson, was the father of Anna 
Louisa, wife of Hon. George Marshall Shipman, of Belvidere, of Joseph 
Howell Wilson, also a practicing lawyer of Belvidere, and of Charles Car- 
roll Wilson, named at the beginning of this article. 

In this connection it is of some interest to note that Judge George 
M. Shipman's daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wilson (Shipman) Jamison, has 
been engaged for several years in philanthropic work in connection with 
Settlements in Boston, Mass., and as a member of the Boston Dramatic 
Union in Pageantry work ; also assisted in the production of the Newark 



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t 

Pageant, 250th Anniversary of that City in 191 5; and that Judge Ship- 
man's son, Jehiel Gardner Shipman, of the law firm of Fort, Hunt & 
Shipman, at Newark, N. J., volunteered his services and is now 1st Lieut, 
350 Field Artillery (serving in France), while George Marshall Ship- 
man, Jr., is a senior law student' at Harvard, though now engaged in ser- 
vice at Fore River Shipping Plant, Mass. Also that J. Stewart Wilson, 
who married Lydia H. Bray and is a brother of Joseph Howell Wilson, 
has two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Stewart (Wilson) Powers and Mrs. 
Mary Howell (Wilson) Cronan, of Boston, Mass., pioneers in the art of 
story-telling to children in this country, now engaged at the Boston Pub- 
lic Library and Schools in this line of work ; formerly they were Kinder- 
garteners and introduced and established Free Kindergartens at Dallas, 
Texas. 

4. Mary Ann Churchill, born 1794; died 1872; married Richard 
Duryee, who resided at New York City, became Captain of the sailing 
vessel "Constantine," in which he made long voyages to China, etc., and 
was lost overboard at sea one day out from Liverpool in a severe storm, 
his wife and a son being passengers on the ship at the time. Their 
nephews and foster-son, Richard Duryea, married Susan, dau. of Joseph 
V. Wilson (above named), whose son, John Kip Duryee, now resides in 
New York City. 

5. Catherine Matilda, born 1796; died 1854; married William 
Strader of . 

6 and 7. Hannah and James, who died in infancy. 

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SOMERSET COUNTY MARRIAGES— 1795-1879 

[Continuea from Vol. VII, Page 306] 

Letter R 

Radin, James E. and Eliza ' 1. Oct. 30, 1876 (Boswell). 

Rae, James and Angeline Lower, Oct. 14, 1854 (Craven). 
RarTerty, Hugh and Patty Finley, Dec. 16, 1807 (DeGroot). 
Raino, John and Mary Halsey, May 26, 1817 (Fonde). 
Raisierauer, Xavier and Maria Ringner, Oct. 22, 1856 (Messier). 
Ralph, Aaron and Mary Venie, July 26, 1834 (Rodgers). 
Ralph, Israel and Rodah Drake, Aug. 25, 1836 (Cox). 
Ralph, Moses and Elizabeth Ludlow, Sept. 25, 1806 (Anderson). 
Ramsay, Alexander and Christiana Clauson, Oct. 11, 1827 (Boggs). 
Ramsay, Stephen and Sarah M. Lowe, Feb. 14, 1835 (Ludlow). 
Ram iiam Newton and Mary Vliet, Nov. 13, 1856 (Blauvelt). 

uill, Erastus and Ellen D. Vanderveer, Dec. 30, 1874 (Doolittle). 
Randall, John and Charity Fulkerson, Oct. 24, 1839 (Rodgers). 
Randali, William P. and Ann P. Blackwcll, Oct! 21, 1834 (Rice). 



Somerset County Marriages — 1795-1879 57 

Randolph, Asa Fitz and Rachel Vail, May 4, 1816 (Boggs). 

Randolph, As; R and Gertrude Ann Conover, Jan. u, 1843 (Van 
Doren). 

Randolph, Benjamin and Sarah Granna Totten, Dec. 5, 1843 (Ludlow). 

Randolph, David and Sarah Steel, Dec. 5, 1805 (Vredenburgh). 

Randolph, Dr. Ephraim F. and Anna I. Scott, Nov. 14, 1815 (Cross). 

Randolph, James F. and Elizabeth Pound, July 21, 1821 (Voorhees). 

Randolph, Joel F. and Ellen Voorhees, Sept. 13, 1823 (Boggs). 

Randolph, John S. and Mariah Boice, May 7, 1835 (Rodgers). 

Randolph, Lewis and Mary Compton, May 24. 1828 (Cox). 

Randolph. '. and Margaret Ann Smalley, Sept. 24, 1831 (Cox). 

Randolph. Win. \V. and Angeline B. Drake, Oct. 18, 1856 (Rodgers). 

Rankin, James A. and Rachel Ann Van Doren, Nov. 25, 1851 (Rankin). 

Rankin, John and Catharine Van Duyne, Dec. 29, 2816 (Boggs). 

Ransom, Stephen B. and Eliza W. Hunt, July 16, 1856 (Snyder). 

Rappleye, Cornelius and Sarah Mariah Fisher, Mar. 1, 1827 (Van 
Kleek). 

Rappleyea, Jacob and Ann Combs. April 27, 1815 (Fonde).. 

Rappleyea, Jerome and Jane Voorhees, Dec. 1, 1809 (Vredenburgh). 

Rarick. David and Susan A. Cox, Feb. 23, 1859 (Crater). 

Rarick, Elias W. and Eliza Flomerfelt, Jan. 7, 1864 (Thompson). 

Raulsron, John S. and Jane Van Middlesworth, Dec. 1, 1844 (Messier). 

Ray, John and Elizabeth Morse, Nov. 24, 1870 (Rodgers). 

Raymond, T. Oscar and Annie L. Smith, May 19, 1870 (Rodgers). 

Reading. James N. and Celia Southard, Feb. 10, 1835 (Messier). 

Reading, Nicholas G. and Sophia Attwood, Jan. 9, 1813 (Cross). 

Reamer, Isaac and Catharine McCord, Oct. 24, 1848 (English). 

Redfield, Sidney and Clara Sofield, Aug. 31, 1863 (Searles). 

Redford, George and Alice Parkinson, Jan. 8. 1853 (English). 

Reed, Andrew and Jane G. Ganse, Jan. 29, 1852 (Romeyn). 

Reed, Charles and Mary Ann Skillman, Jan. 16, 1840 (Ludlow). 

Reed, David and Hannah Weaver, Aug. 21, 1827 (Labagh). 

Reed, Edward L. and Rachel S. Quick, Dec. 14, 1836 (Ludlow). 

Reed, James and Catherine Gould, June 14, 1858 (Rodgers). 

Reed, John and Mary Burnhart, Jan. 24, 1826 (Ludlow). 

Reed, Lanning and Mary Ann Brokaw, Jan. 7, 1847 (Chambers). 

Reed, Lew and Sarah M. Nevius, Oct. 15, 1846 (Ludlow i 
-Reed, Noah and Mary Goltra, Oct. 7, 1848 (Rodgers). 

Reed, William and Catharine W. Polhemus, Jan. 8, 1868 (Mesick). 

Reed. William S. and Mary Ann Aller, March 18, 1865 (Mesick). 

Reeder, Daniel D. and Lavina Boylan, Jan. 24, 1833 ( Kirkpatrick). 

Reemer, Benjamin and Deborah Ward, Aug. 30, 1805 (Schureman). 

Reemer, John and Ann Jenkins, Oct. 15, 1826 (Van Kleek). 

Reeve, Jonas W. and Hannah W. Johnson, March 22, 1848 (Harris). 

Reeve, Walter S. and Elizabeth Hand, April 10, 1849 (Harris). 

Regenarvew, Michael and Mary Dewolle, Jan. 4, 1863 (Gardner). 

Regar, Elisha Edsall and Mary Elizabeth Quimby, Jan. 14, 18C4 (Thomp- 
son). 

Reger, George W. and Christina Vanderveer, Feb. 11, 1874 (Doolittle). 

Reger, John R. and Elizabeth A. Meyers, Apr. 21, 1870 (Pitcher). 



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Reid, Lyman N. and Emma S. Sutphen, Feb. 20, 1878 (Hart). 

vRemer, Bryan and Eliza Cane, Sept. 29, 1821 (Boggs). 

Remer, Peter and Jane Van Ostran, April 20, 1816 (Galpin). 

Remsen, William H. and Henrietta Lane, May 19, 1853 (Rodgers). 

Renden, Charles and Lenah Balune, May 19, i860 (Ludlow). 

Renliffen, Lawrence and Sarah Van Nest, Oct. 19, 1820 (Zabriskie). 

Reumshusetel, Henry and Catharine Geipselhart, Apr. 5, i860 (Neef). 

Reivact, Martin and Mary Elizabeth Hagaman, Nov. 27, 1856 (Blauvelt). 

Reynolds, Henry and Julia N. Struck, June 13, 1849 (Ballard). 

Reynolds, Ira C. and Catharine Dunham, Dec. 2, 1857 (English). 

Reynolds, John and Catharine T. Emmons, Sept. 26, i860 (Thompson). 

Rhinelander, John R. and Julia Stockton, March 27, 1834 (Rice). 

Ribell, Jacob and Esther Moore, March 16, 1816 (Galpin). 

Rice, Andrew J. and Cemma Dilley, Oct. 3, 1875 (Parry). 

Rich, Edward and Rachel Ann Agen, May 16, 1845 (Cox). 

Richard, and Hannah , April 18, 1829 (Van Kleek). 

Richard, John and Harriet Brown, March 25, 1826 (Fisher). 

Richards, Jeremiah and Mary Caroline Bush, June 25, 1859 (Rodgers). 

Richards, John and Elizabeth Clarke, July 18, 1835 (Rodgers). 

Richards, Joseph and Elizabeth Bulmer, May 18, 1853 (Rodgers). 

Richards, Thomas and Catharine Coddington, Nov. 6, 1830 (Collins). 

Richards, William and Elizabeth DeGroot, June 13, 1863 (Rodgers). 

Richardson, Daniel and Caroline Smith, Sept. 20, 1828 (Van Kleek). 

Richardson, Jonathan Smith and Lydia Ann Auten, Jan. 13, 1856 (Sny- 
der). 

Richardson, Joseph and Ruth Dennistori, Jan. 23, 1799 (Snowden). 

Richardson, Joseph N. and Maggie F. Randolph, Jan. 9, 1869 (Doolittle). 

Richardson, William and Eliza Clarkson, Jan. 28, 1846 (Badgley). 

Richardson, Nathan B. and Catherine G. Dunham, Nov. 4, 1858 (Lock- 
wood). 

Richey, James and Cornelia Williamson, Sept. 2, 1845 (Messier). 

Richie, John (Col'd) and Caroline Miller (Col'd), Sept. 11, 1875 (Bald- 
win). 

Rickerley, John and Frances Boach, Nov. 4, 1874 (Messier) 

Rickert, Peter and Barbara Shrop, Oct. 5, 1859 (Neef). 

Rickey, Israel and Phebe Ayers, June 16, 1818 1 Brownlee). 

Rickey, John and Anne Sweezy. Oct. 29, 1795 (Finley). 

Rickey, Peter and Lucinda Breese, Feb. 15, 1821 (Brownlee). 

Rickley, Charles and Ellen Sharp, Oct. 1, 1874 (Messier). 

Riddley, John and Jane Eliza Reasoner, Feb. 2, 1861 (Romeyn). 

Ridley, Samuel and Harriet Titus, Oct. 26, 1834 (Rice). 

Rieger, John and Louisa Lenner, Jan. 1, 186 

Rigger, John and Sarah Tod, Aug. 31, 1805 (Schureman). 

Riggs, Stephen and Phebe Roynor, April 23, 1809 (Finley). ' 

Right, Matthew and Elsie A. Conklin, Aug. 25, i860 (Campfield). 

Rightmire, John and Margaret Goltry, March 11, 1824 (Watson). 

Rightmire, John and Jane Ann Houghton, Nov. 9, 1859 (Romeyn). 

Riley, Richard A. and Emily Galpin, Oct. 16, 1819 (Galpin 1. 

Riley, Thomas and Jane Urmston, June 14, 1827 (Martin). 

Rinearson, Abraham and Phebe Parish, April 1, 1820 ( Vredenburgh). 



Somerset County Marriages — 1795-1879 59 

Rineirson, William and M. Cruser, April 23, 1853 (Gardner). 

Rinehart, Joseph E. and Louetta Crow, Jan. 12, 1870 (Carter). 

Rink, Peter and Rachel Ann Sorter, June 3, 1853 (Romeyn). 

Rinkman, William and Margaret Bell, Sept. 24, 1820 (Boggs). 

Riser, John A. and Mary Wipert, May 13, 1871 (Rodgers). 

Rively, George W. and Ellen Simons, Nov. 14, 1863 (Searles). 

Robert, and Dinah , Jan. 12, 1828 (Van Kleek). 

Robert, and Sarah E. Whittaker, Dec. 17, 1849 (Gardner). 

Roberts, John and Margaret Adams, Dec. 24, 1842 (Beegle). 

Roberts, John P. and Caroline Louisa Perrine, Dec. 15, 1866 (Car- 
michael). 

Roberts, Thomas T. and Alletta Van Ness, April 8, 1840 (Cox). 

Robbins, Albert C. and Sarah M. Opie, Nov. 5, 1851 (Gardner). 

Robbins, Charles H. and Catharine M. Van Cleef, Oct. 4, 1863 (Gard- 
ner). 

Robbins, Samuel and Rebecca Sutphin, Dec. 22, 1825 (Ludlow). 

Robbins, Samuel B. and Abigail Van Liew, Nov. 23, 1842 (Ludlow). 

Robeson, David and Mary Ann Van Dyke, July 2, 1842 (Schenck). 

Robins, Shaffer H. and Cornelia Ann Van Doren, Nov. 6, 1865 (Messier). 

Robinson, Charles and Catharine Babcock, Sept. 28, 1833 (Rice). 

Robinson, J. L. and Sarah Drake, Jan. 27, 1848 (Gardner). 

Robinson, James and Susan McCoy, Jan. 18, 1812 (Fink • 

Robinson, John and Ann Leigh, June 25, 1800 ( Snowden). 

Robinson, John S. and Elizabeth Cavalier, June 15, 1826 (Zabriskie). 

Robinson, Samuel (Col'd) and Josephine Davis (Co r d), Aug. 10, 1876 
(Pool). 

Robinson, Thomas Levis and Louisa Weeks, Dec. 3, 1865 (LeFevre). 
►Robinson, William and Mary Christopher, Sept. 4, 1803 ( Vredenburgh). 

Robinson, William and Ann Manvood, Aug. 21, 1850 (Gardner). 

Robison, Gabriel and Sarah Fulkerson, Jan. 31, 1835 < Shultz). 

Robison, John and Mary Jane Dalley, March 2, 1864 (Thompson). 

Rockafeller, Christopher and Mary Voseler, Jan. 16, 1813 (Vreden- 
burgh ). 

Rockafellow, Fred and Arian Powelson, Nov. 3, 1875 (Pool;. 

Rockafellow, George and Julia Ann Tunison, Nov. 25, 1840 (Messier). 

Rockafellow, George and Cornelia Mollison, Apr. 25, 1872 (Rodgers). 

Rockafellow, Goyn G. and Sarah Ann Hodge, Nov. 30, 1843 (Chambers). 

Rockafellow, Jacob S. and Margaretta Sergeant. Dec. 20, 1843 (Messier). 

Rockafellow, Jacob S. and Huldah C. Dow, Apr. 27, 1865 (Pike). 

Rockafellow, John G. and \uten, March 2?, 1852 (Messier). 

Rockafellow, Joseph and Walberger Warkle [a] \ 1854 (Craven). 

Rockafellow, Joseph C. and Mary Ann Van Patten, Nov. 16, 1833 (Lud- 
low). 

Rockafellow, Wm. and Hannah Davis, Oct. 19, 1808 (DeGroot). 

Rockerfeller, Solomon and Janetta B. Pale , Dec. 3, 1873 (Pitcher). - 

Rodenbaugh, John and Ellisa Voorhees, June 5, 1847 (Chamber:- ). 

Rodgers, H. H. and Alletta Peterson, Nov. 25, 1868 (LeFevre). 

Rodgers, Miller and Elsey Demont, Feb. 28, 1856 (Snyder). 

Rodgers, Theodore and Catharine Field, Sept. 12, i860 (Blauvelt). 

Rodman, John and Elizabeth Nevius, May 13, 1839 (Messier). 



60 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Roff, Elias P. and Caroline Woods, Nov. 10, 1853 (Rankin). 
Roff, Israel and Abigail Smalley, Sept. 9, 1824 (Watson). 
Roff, John and Sarah Leestre, Nov. 24, 1846 (Jennings). 
Rogers, Andrew J. and Sarah Covert, Sept. 15, i860 (Gardner). 
Rogers, James H. B. and Lydia Kline, Dec. 20, 1874 (Mesick). 
Rogers, John and Mary Conover, July io, 1851 (Yard). 
Rogers, John R. B. and' Hannah Smith. Nov. 29, 1819 ( Vredenburgh). 
^Rogers, Norman and Sarah Ann Hall. May 14, 1868 (Mesick). 
Rogers, Prince and Dinah Hoagland May 29, 1851 (Campbell). 
Rohleder, Frank and Kate Mechel, May 27, 1876 (Schwall, Justice). 
Rose, Cornelius and Catharine Crane, Jan. 7, 1819 (Brownlee). 
Rose, Charles S. and Mary Ann Sleight, Dec. 9, 1855 (Brush). 
Rose, Furman and Cornelia Teatsworth, Oct. 16, 1830 (Ludlow). 
Rose, George and Mary Ann Johnson, Sept. 10, 1842 (Chambers). 
Rose, George W. and Margaret E. Whitenack, Jan. 12, 1850 (Ludlow). 
Rose, Isaac and Ann Teatsworth, Dec. 10, 1825 (Ludlow). 
Rose, William and Delia Delance, Sept. 6, 1846 (Chambers). 
Rosenkrantz, Charrick and Hetty Cox, Apr. 19, 1810 (Vredenburgh). 
Ross, Caleb and Sarah Britton, Oct. 17, 1803 (Finley). 
Ross, John K. and Isabella W. Pierce, Nov. 19, 1873 (Mesick). 
Ross, Charles A. and Lydia Ann "Vail, Dec. 1, 1840 (English). 
Ross, Isaac and Agnes Bird, Dec. 1, 1869 (Doolittle). 
Ross, James and Alletta Van Arsdalen, April 19, 1826 (Zabriskie). 
Ross, James Patterson and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, May 7, 1840 (Rodg- 

ers). 
Ross, John and Joanna Sebring, April 1, 1816 (Boggs). 
Ross, John and Miss Terrell, Feb. 28, 1847 (English). 
Ross, Jonas and Elsey Myrax, Dec. 5, 1832 (Cole). 
Ross, Joseph and Phebe Talmage, Oct. 30, 1823 (Horgs). 
Ross, Peter and Sarah Smith, Nov. 13, 1828 (Zabriskie). 
Ross, William and Elizabeth Winsor, May 13, 1835 (Rodgers). 
Ross, William. Jr., and Sarah Ann Cain, June 1, 1847 ( Rodgers). 
Rossell, Alfred V. and Sophia A. Tunison, Aug. 20, 1866 (Pitcher). 
Roth, Adolph and Henriette Zuttlemayer, May 22, i860 (Neef). 
Roth, Richard and Margaret Burke, Nov. 10, 1856 (Van Doren). 
Rousenberger, George and Frederick,! Vite, June 8, 1857 (Mesick). 
Rousei, Elijah C. and Maria Bergen, July 9, 1844 (Rodgers). 
Rouser, Nicholas L. and Sarah S. Voorhees, April 2^, 1855 (Messier). 
Rouser, Netson and Mary B. Voorhees, Oct. 22, 1873 (Messier). 
Rowan, J Martin and Susie Jane Simonson, June 6, i860 (LeFevre). 
Rowe, Philip and Jan -i Jan. 26, 1815 (Galpin). 

Rowe, Richard and Lavinia Sutphin. Feb. 9, 1800 (Snowden). 
Rower, John and Elizabeth Hayley, Jan. 7, 1798 (Snowden). 
Rowland, John Herman and Jin Frys, Aug. 30, 1875 (Rowland). 

Rowland, Nelson B. and Carth A. Conav.-. i, 1869 (Thompson). 

Rowland, Peter and Sarah Bound, May it, 1822 (Ludlow). 
Rowland, Peter F. and Ann Elizabeth Bellis, Oct. 25, 1855 (Mesick). 
Rowland, Rynear and Abby Rebecca Abbot, Oct. 22, 1831 (Ludlow). 
Ruckman, John and Mary Isabella Bohennan, July 22, j8;j (Messier). 
Ruckman, Wm. Henry and Mary 'in. Sept. 2~, 1875 (Rowland). 



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Rue, Henry C. and Susie A. Skinner, Dec. 17, 1868 (Dutcher). 

Rue, James and Ann Castner, Feb. 4, 1835 (Cox). 

Rue, Jonathan and Siche Boice, June 24, 1812 (Vredenburgh). 

Rue, Joseph S. and Judith Lane, Feb. 8, 1855 (Brush). 

Runk, George W. and Elizabeth S. Brokaw, Oct. 29, 1857 (Rodgers). 

Runk, Isaac K. and Harriet S. Force, Sept. 17, 1870 (Mesick). 

Runkle, Isaac R. and Ann Bennett, Aug. 14, 1834 (Zabriskie ) 

Runyon, Abel and Catherine Manning, Feb. 18, 1819 (Dodge). 

Runyon, Abraham and Mary Runyon, June 4, 1820 (Brownlee). 
-Runyon, Benjamin and Joanna Harriot, Feb. 1, 1823 (Boggs). 

Runyon, Benjamin and Jane Runyon, Nov. 17, 1855 (Rodgers). 

Runyon, David and Hester Ross, Jan. 28, 1818 (Boggs). 

Runyon, David and Lizzie V. Judd, March 24. 1867 (LeFevre). 

Runyon, Ephraim and Gertrude Holton, Sept. 11, 1819 (Dodge). 

Runyon, Ephraim and Margaret Van Tile, Oct. 30, 1841 (Rodgers). 

Runyon, Francis and Margaret Parsells, May 21, 1829 (Cox). 

Runyon, Francis and Clarissa Cross, Jan. 21, 1851 (English). 

Runyon, Isaac S. and Rachel Stelle, Oct. 25, 1843 (Coxi. 

Runyon, Jeptha S. and Ellie V. Field, Sept, 9, 1863 | Rodgers). 

Runyon, John and Jemima Jabateau, Dec. 6, 1795 (Ewing). 

Runyon, John M. and Catharine Whitenack, Dec. 21, 1843 (Ludlow). 

Runyon, Kinson and Leene Berline, March 11, 1816 (Fonde). 

Runyon, Lewis and Margaret E. Case, May 1, 185 1 (English). 

Runyon, Lilran and Mary Tunison, Dec. 31, 1856 (Ludlow 

Runyon, Richard and Catharine Churchwood, Jan. 25, 1812 (Vreden- 
burgh). 

Runyon, Samuel and Caroline Rittenhouse, Aug. 26, 1854 (Carrell). 

Runyon, Thomas and Hannah Steine, Dec. 20, 1801 (Schureman). 

Rupert, Frederick and Elizabeth Dix. Jan. 2, 1877 (McWilliam). 

Rurhsam, Frederick and Rosine Schmidt. Aug. 26, 1854 (Craven). 

Rush, Fernando and Harriet N. Norris, Oct. 28, i860 (Rankin). 

Russell, Hall (Col'd) and Anna Mitchell (Col'd), Dec. 26, 1874 (Dutch- 
er). 

Russell, John R. and Mary Ann Beekman, Jan. 5, 1848 (Ludlow). 

Rutman, Joseph and Mary Alward, Nov. 27, 1800 (Finley). 

Ryall, Samuel and Jemima Cole, Oct. 16, 1813 (Hardenbergh). 

Ryall, William and Margaret Ann Stration, Aug. 7, 1856 (Quimby). 

Rynearson, Aaron and Hannah Bowman, Feb. 6, 1806 iThelly). 

Rynearson, Barret and Mary Brewer, Jan. 20, 1810 (Studdiford). 

Rynearson, Erastus and Ellen M. Winn, Jan. 10, 1866 (Rankin) 

Rynearson, John P. and Hannah W. Runyon, March 9, 1853 (Cornell). 

Rynearson, William and Ellen Staats, Dec. 27, 1844 (Gardner). 

[To be Continued] 



62 Somerset Co listorical Quart 

EARLY RECORDED WILLS IN SOMERSET— FROM 1804 

' V RECORDS IN SURROGATE'S OFFICE 
[Continut ' II, Page 300] 

Coulthar, Alexander, of Bridgewater twsp. Dated Jan. 22, 1807. 
Probat. Jan. 28, 181 1. Name'; wife, Margaret; sons, John, Joseph and 
Lafferd Waldron ; dau. Margaret. Executors — sons Joseph and Laf- 
ferd Waldron. Witnesses — James, Ellen and Joseph McCain. (A, p. 
265). 

Bush, ; Bridgewater twsp. Dated May 1, 1801. Probat. 

Feb. 16, 181 1 ife Hannah ; sons, Abraham, Peter, Alpheus, Eph- 

raiin, Daniel, Cornelius and Isaac (deceased) ; daus., Elizabeth (wife of 
Isaac Bilyeu), Hannah (wife of Thomas Hunston) ; grandch., Alpheus 
Coon, David Bush, Hannah (wife of Willam Worth). Executors — Dan- 
iel Bush and son Abraham. Witnesses — Peter Chandler, Cornelius Se- 
bring, Alexander Coulthar. (A, p. 267 ) . 

Skillman, Benjamin, of Franklin twsp. (Signed name "Skil- 
man"). Dated Apr. 22, 1807. Probat. May 11, 181 1. Names sons, 
Abraham (deceased), John, Benjamin, Isaac; Abraham's children, viz., 
Nancy, Gitty, Idah. Executors — son, Thomas, and James Stryker. Wit- 
nesses — Cornelius Simonson, Garret Nevius, Jacob Van Doren. (A, 
p. 268). 

Blaw, Peter, St., of Franklin twsp. Dated Jan. 25, 1810. Probat. 
Mar. 21, 181 1. Names sons Hendrick, John, Abraham; daus., Hettie, 
Stintye. Executors — son, John, and Frederick Probasco. Witnesses- 
Richard Garritson, Peter Van Zandt. (A, p. 270). 

Doty, Joseph E Bridgewater twsp. Dated Jan. 10, 181 1. Probat. 
Mar. 25, 181 1. Names sons, Tobias Hall, Jonathan and Joseph (all 
minors; Jonathan to be sent to college and to "study divinity if it should 
please the Lord to give him a heart inclining thereto") ; daus., Ann and 
Elizabeth; deceased wife, Elizabeth (evidently dau. of John and Mary_ 
Allen J ; Richard Allen (brother of John Allen). Executors — Dickin- 
son Miller, Samuel Swan, Thomas Talmage. Witnesses — Abel Stewart, 
Stephen P. Stryker, Isaac Auten. (A, p. 271). 

Nevius, James, of Montgomery twsp. Dated Mar. 11, 1809. Probat. 
Mar. 29, 181 1. Names wife, Leal; >ns, Jacob Kershow, Peter 

Voorhees, Peter Sutphin, John Sutphin. Executors — wife, Leah, and 
Capt. Van Zandt. Witnesses — John Reeve, Abraham Stryker, Jr., Owke 
Voorhees, Ann Reeve. (A, p. 274). 

Hill, Edward, of Bernards twsp. Dated Feb. 5, 1810. Codicil 
dated Mar. 1, 1810. Probat. Apr. '7, 1811 Names brother, John, and 



Early Recorded Wills in Somerset — From 1804 63 

his son, Edward ; brother Thomas and his sons, Thomas, James and 
Edward, and their sister Nancy ; Deborah Alward (wife of Jonathan 
Ahvard) ; sister Margaret (wife of James Jerolaman) ; niece, Hannah 
Hill ; also mentions Margaret Maloy and Nancy Philips. Executors — 
John Annin, Edward Hill, Thomas Teasdale. Witnesses — Samuel Ayers, 
Moses Ayers, Matthew Woodward. (A, p. 277). 

Appleman, Elisabeth (signed "Appolman"), of Somerset Co. Dated 
Apr. 11, 1810. Probat. April 20, 181 1. Names dau. Catherine; grand- 
son, Tunis (son of Jacob Hoppock), and sister of Tunis (not named). 
Executor — David Kelly, Esq. Witnesses — James Todd, Thomas Neilor. 
(A, p. 280). 

Harris, Benjamin, of Middle Brook. Dated Oct. 20, 1809. Cod- 
icil dated Dec. 5, 1810. Probat. Apr. 24, 181 1. Names Eve Bole (for 
services rendered); sons Benjamin and Morris; dau. (not named, but 
married) ; wife (not named). Executors — Dr. Samuel Swan, Andrew 
Howell, son Morris Witnesses to will — Jon't Ford Morris, John Shep- 
hard, Elisha Shepard ; to codicil — Joseph McCain, John Voorhees, Sam'l 
Merlett. (A, p. 281). 

Ten Eick, Anpries T., of Bridgewater twsp. Dated June 11, 1807. 
Probat. May 2~] s 181 1. Names wife, Elizabeth; sons, Cornelius, Mat- 
thias, George, Andries; dans., Elizabeth (wife of Henry Cowert), Phebe 
(wife of Cornelius Terhune), Margaret, Nelly; grandson, Cornelius 
(son of dau., Margaret). Executors — Cornelius Vanderveer, and son 
Cornelius Ten Eyck. Witnesses — Richard T. Hall, Benj'n Bullock, Pe- 
ter D. Vroom. (A, p. 284). 

Kelly. William, of Somerset co. Dated April 29, 181 1. Probat. 
May 29, 181 1. Names wife, Mary; sons, Charles and Smith; dans., 
Mary Toms and Susan Ann. Executors — David Kelly, Esq., Zaccheus 
Kelly. Witnesses — John A. Auten, Jacob Steel, Hannah Auten. (A, 
p. 287). 

Van Cleef, John, of Six-Mile Run. Dated June 30, 1808. Probat. 
May 30, 1811. Names son, John; daus., Rebecca, Sarah and Johannah. 
Executors — sons-in-law, George Wyckoff, John Wyckoff and Abraham 
DeHart, and son John Van Cleef. Witnesses — Adrian Hageman, Benja- 
min Hageman, Peter Stryker. (A, p. 289). 

Coshun, Joseph, of Hillsborough twsp. Dated June 21, 1810. 
Probat. June 1. 1811. Names sons, John, Joshua, Peter; daus., Charity, 
Anne, Catherine. Executors— sons Joshua and Peter ; sons-in-law, Abram 
Whitenack, Daniel Jessep, Rynear Staats. Witnesses — John Vanderipe, 
Peter S. Van Derveer, Abram Van Vleet. ' (A, p. 290). 

Van Dorn, Guisbert, of Bedminster twsp. Dated July 30, 1807. 
Probat. June 24, 181 1. Names wife, Pheby ; children of Benjamin Beach, 






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of Mendham. Executors — wife, Pheby, and Benjamin Beach. Wit- 
nesses — David Nevius, Robert Herriot, Lucas Messier. (A, p. 293). 

Kelsey, Enos, of 1'rinceton. Dated Oct. 8, 1810. Codicils dated 
Oct. 8, 1810, and Oct. 29, 1810. Probat. July 1, 181 1. Names wife, Eliz- 
abeth; brother-in-law, Rev. John Davenport. Executrix — wife; if de- 
ceased, Richard Stockton. Witnesses to will — Richard Stockton, John 
Maclean, Phebe Maclean ; to codicils — Rh. Sansbury, Peter Bogart, Polly 
Smith, Ann Bogart. (A, p. 294). 

Stephens, Joseph, of Bridgewater twsp. Dated May 8. 1806. Probat. 
July 10, 181 1. Names sons, Henry and John; daus., Margaret (wife of 
Dennis Stryker), Amelia (wife of Abraham Van Vliet), Catherine (wife 
of John Pippinger). Executors — sons, Henry and John. Witnesses — 
Abraham Willson, Nathaniel Ballard. Nich's Williamson. (A, p. 29 I 

Van Dike, Frederick, of City of New Brunswick. Dated April 
13, 181 1. Probat. July 18, 1811. Names wife, Lydia ; sons James 
C, Augustus and John (latter mentally deranged); daus., Lydia and 
Rachel. Executor — son, James C. Witnesses — William Lupp. Jos. Van 
Derveer, Rob't Boggs. (A, p. 300). 

Condict, Ira, of Middlesex county. No date. Codicils dated June 
1, 1811. Probat. July 18, 1 811. Names wife, Sarah ; son, Daniel; daus., 
Abigail, Ruth, Sarah. Executors — wife, Sarah, and her brother, Mathew 
Lake Perine. Witnesses to will — David Schureman, Jas. Schureman, 
John Schureman; to codicil — John Bray, Chas. Smith, Cornelius E. Ver 
Muel. (A, p. 302). 

Vandyke, John, of Montgomery twsp. Dated May 31, 181 1. Probat. 
Aug. 8, 181 1. Names sons, Rulif and John (deceased) ; daus., Margaret 
(wife of Abram Houten), Catherine, Anne. Rebecca, Elizabeth (wife of 
^Benjamin Gulick), and Sarah; grandch. (children of son, John), John, 
Alexander, James and Rebecca; granddau., Nancy Ann (dau. of dau. 
Anne); father, Rulif Van Dike (deceased). Executors— son, Rulif, and 
son-in-law, Abner Houten, and Abraham V. Arsdal, Esq. Witnesses — 
James Stryker, Martin Voorhees, William Pattison. (A, p. 307). 

Vantuyl, Abraham, of Bernards twsp. Dated May 24. 1811. Probat. 
Aug. 10, 181 1. Names sisters, Margaret Van Tuyle, Nelly Ilarpending, 
Sarah Bolmere, Emm y Go l try ; children of brother Isaac ; children of 
sister Mary Sebring, and of sister Elizabeth Grant: children of sister 
Catherine Coon, viz., Charity Bird, Margaret Giddis, Thomas, Abraham 
and William; brother, Otto Van Tuyle. Executors— bro., Otto Van 
Tuyle and friend Oli ver Go ltrv. Witnesses— Hugh McEowen, Esther 
Adams, Charles Adams. 

Voorhees, Roeloff, of Somerset co. Dated Jan. 3, 1811. Probat. 
Aug. 15, 181 1. Names brothers, Garret and Peter, and their sons, Roeloff 



Readington Church Baptisms from 1720 65 

and Minne ; Emundus and Eloner, ch. of brother Minne ; sister Anne and 
her son, Roeloff Voorhees ; sister Eloner ; sister Catiline's sons, Garret 
and Abraham Van Doren; Mary Voorhees (dau. of James S. Cannon) ; 
Ruloff (son of Isaac Sutphin) ; Abraham (son of Lawrence Suydam). 
Executors — brothers, Garret and Peter. Witnesses — David Nevius, John 
Garritson, Peter StothofT. (A, p. 311). 

Van Doren, Jacob, of Bernards twsp. Dated Sept. 12, 1810. Probat. 
Sept. 21, 181 1. Names sons John and Jacob: daus., Aully Logan, Eliza- 
beth Annin, Mary and Phebe (widow of Samuel Lewis). Executors — 
son, Jacob and son-in-law, John Annin ; if either refuse, then friend, 
Andrew Howell. Witnesses — Thomas King, John Parsils, Samuel Ay- 
res. (A, p. 314). 

Lane, Susanah, of Montgomery twsp. Dated Feb. 24, 1810. Probat. 
Sept. 26, 181 1. Names son, Ralph; daus., Anne Schenck, Susanna Col- 
lins (dec'd) and Peggy Bogart; grandson, Ralph Lane; grandson, Ralph 
Collins (son of William Collins and Susanna) ; granddau., Susannah 
Lane. Executors — Peter Updike and Jacob Sartore. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Updike, Jr., John Savidge, Jos. H. Skelton. (A. p. 317). 

[To be Continued] 10 , \ 9ft>, 

-.?* \3* (J* 'J* 

READINGTON CHURCH BAPTISMS FROM 1720 

BY THE PASTOR, REV. B. V. D. WYCKOFF 

[Continued from Vol. I'll, Page 312] 

1819. 
Aug. 1. Ten Eycke, Jacob and Jane Middlesworth — Jacob. (B. Mar. 
27). 

13. and Jane Robbins — William Hogland. (B. Feb. 8). 

Sept. 4. Van Nostrand, Clarkson and Charity Ditmass — Catherine. (B. 

June 14). 
Sutphin, John and Phcbe Fusler [Vosseller]— John. (B. Aug. 

25). 
Oct. 12. Lattouratte, Stout and Margaret Schamp — Peter. (B. Apr. 

28). 

18. Biggs, George and Catherine Waldron — Elon. (B. Sept. 2). 

Hogland, Harmon and Helena Striker — Harmon. (B. July 

18). 

Brocaw, William and Lenah Ditmass — William. (B. Sept. 

14). 
Nov. 7. Van Fleet, William and Agnes Monday — David. (B. Aug. 

13)- 

14. Clickener, George and Anne Castner — Susan Ann. (B. Apr. 

IS)- 

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[Parents not named] — Aaron Dawes. [Baptismal date uncer- 
tain]. 

Voorhees, Rulif and , Hannah. (B. June 9). 

20. Smith, Lydia Stewart (wife of Amos) — John. (B. Apr. 7). 
1820. 
Jan. 16. Swackhamer, Rulif and Mary Schamp — Rulif. (B. Nov. 2, 

1819). 
Feb. 6. Van Camp, Tunis and Catharine Smith — Cornelia. (B. Nov. 
13, 1819). 
Van Deveer, John and Mariah Dayly — Ellen Jane. (B. Nov. 

13, 18] 

13. Schamp, George D. and Ann Anderson — Henry. (B. Oct. 

14, 1816) ; Martha Ann. (B. Sept. 9, 1819). 

Schamp, Jacob D. and Sarah Cole — Lenah. (B. Sept. 4, 

1819). 
Mitchel, Ditmas and Sarah Mattis — Edward. (B. Oct. 2, 

1819). 
Quimby, Josiah, M. D., and Margaret Dayly — William Dayly. 

(B. Nov. 30, 1819). 
Ammerman, Henry and Mary Sutphen — Daniel. (B. Dec. 

27, 1819). 
Vroom, Jacob and Ann Wyckoff — Elizabeth. (B. Jan. 17). 
Dally, Hetty Smock (wife of Tunis) — Catharine. (B. Oct. 

24', 1819). 
Vroom, Peter and Sophia Ditmars — Jacob. (B. Mar. 11). 
Post, Henry A. and Matty Anderson — Elizabeth. (B. Feb. 

Hall, Henry and Sarah Hall — Elizabeth. (B. June 16, 1819). 
Van Camp, Thomas C. and Phebe Van Fleet — William. (B. 

Mar. 1). 
Shirtes, Henry and Mary Kinney — Sarah Kinney. B. Oct. 

15, 1819). 

Schamp, David D. and Charity Cutter — Maria. (B. Jan. 8). 
June 18. Hogland, Henry and Jane Bowers — Tunis A. Ten Eyck. 
Aug. 13. Stout, Abraham P. and Margaret Hudnet — John Wyckoff. (B. 
July 6). 
20. Ten Eyck, Jacob and Jane Middlesworth — Cornelius. (B. 

July 10). 
27. Wyckoff, Albert and Hannah Schamp — Margret. (B. Apr. 
28). 
Sept. 3. Hogland, John and Phebe Simoson — Cornelius Simoson. (B. 

; y 15)- 
Hall, William W. and Maria Bellis— Peter. (B. May 18). 
Van Camp, John and Jane Lane — Jane Maria. (B. May 30). 
Ten Eyck, Tunis and Rebecca Hummer — Jacob T. Ten Eyck. 

(B. Nov. 29, i8> 
Vosler, Jacob and Margaret Van Fleet— John. (B. Aug. 24). 
[Baptismal date uncertain]. 
17. Amerman, Daniel A. and Hannah Van Sickel — Eleanor Su- 
dani. (B. Aug. 16). 



Mar. 


26. 


Apr. 


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May 


23- 

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Readington Church Baptisms from 1720 67 

Oct. 8. Cole, Tunis and Margaret Van Sickel — Tunis. (B. July 2). 

14. Van Sickel, Mary. (Adult). 

Studeford, Rev. Peter and Maria Van Horn — Phebe Eliza. 
Stout, Richard and Elizabeth Van Nest — Jane Van Stay. (B. 

Aug. 28, 1819). 
Saxion, Aaron L. and Jude Thompson — Sarah Ann. (B. 

Sept. 8). 
Cole, Nicholas and Lavina Cole — Gitty Maria. (B. June 22). 
Nov. 19. ^ Ten Eyck, Abraham A. and Mary Schank — Arthur Schank. 

(B. Oct. 9). 
Johnson, Abraham H. and Elizabeth Sutphin — John Sutphin. 

(B. Sept. 26). 
Quimby, Josiah and Margaret Dallv — Phebe Ann. (B. May 

25)- 

Dec. 4. Berger, Jasper and Gitty Wyckoff — Jasper. (B. July 15). 

Steevens, John and Rebeckah Mac Kinnev — James Todd. (B. 
Oct. 16). 
1821. 
Feb. 11. Hall, Richard and Catharine Kline — Rachel Maria. B. Nov. 

24, 1820). 
Apr. 1. Neyieus, Dominicus and Johannah Stoothoff — Abraham Du- 
mor.t. (B. Mar. 4). 

15. Cole, Josiah and Margaret Low — Josiah. | li. Dec. 21, 1820). 
Carkhuff, Catherine Cole (wife of Jacob Q.) — Catharine. (B. 

Jan. 23). 
Cole, David and Agness Cutter — Ephraigm. (B. Oct. 9, 1820). 
22. Van Middlesworth, Garret and Rebecca Van Cleef — Jane Per- 

lee. (B. Feb. 20). 
Wyckoff, Martin H. and Elizabeth Demott — Phebe. (B. Dec. 

5, 1820). 
May 27. Ammerman, James and Catharine Schank — Elizabeth. .. (B. 

Mar. 10). 
Emens, Judy Low (wife of Gilbert L.) — Christopher Stryker. 

(B. Mar. 3). 
June 2. Dally, Elizabeth Latterat (wife of William) — John. (B. Mar. 

24). 
Mitchel. John and Catharine Pittenger — Jane Frasure. (B. 

Apr. 13). 
Luts, Frederic, Jr., md Sarah Cole— Eliza Ann. (B. Aug. 

30, 1820). 
Van Sickle, Andrew and Elener Melick — Andrew. (B. May 

15, 1819) ; John Melick. (B. Dec. 13, 1820). 
Breece. Fanny Row (wife of William) — William Van Fleet. 

B. Feb. 13). 
Kline, John J. and Eve Kinney — Andrew. (B. Feb. 5). 
Alpaugh, Moris and Elizabeth Kinney — Elcy. (B. Dec. II, 
1820). 

Foner, Christeen and , John. (B. July 26, 1820). 

Pickles, Henry and Hannah Johnson — Jacob Kline. (B. Apr. 

27). [Baptismal date uncertain]. 



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24. Mattis, John and Martha Demott— Derrick. (B. Nov. 7, 

1820). 
July 22. Brokaw, Abraham and Catharine Brokaw — Caroline. (B. 

Mar. 2). 
Aug. 26. Brokaw, John and Elizabeth Lane — Phebe. (B. July 17). 

Hagaman, Andrew and Ann Hogland— Sarah. (B. July 13) 

Oct. 20. Schamp, Peter and Welempy Voorhees. John. ( B. June 7) 

Cole, Abraham and Helena Schamp — Abraham. (B. May 7) 

Nov. 4. Mitchel, Ditniars and Sarah Mattis— John Mattis. (B. Oct. 1) 

25. Stout, Abraham P. and Margarett Hudnet — Eliza Lane. (B 

Sept. 22). 
Low, Jacob and Phebe Kershaw — John. (B. Aug. 30). 
1822. 
Jan. 4. Schamp, George P. and Mary Vusler — Tunis Cole. (B. Aug. 
30, 1820). 
Neveius, Peter and Maria Stoothoff — Cornelius Stoothoff. (B. 
Jan. 9, 1821 ?). 
Mar. 17. Emens. Cornelius L. and Ann Dumont — Dorcus Dumont. (B. 
Nov. 11, 1820). 
31. Vroom, Hendrick D. and Maria Beekman — Peter Quick. (B. 
Feb. 26). 
Apr. 7. Lattarat, Garret and Hanah Thompson — Hanah Maria. (B. 
Jan. 29). 
29. Bergin, Simon B. and Margret Dally — Cornelius. (B. Feb. 
ro). 
Mar. 31. Quimby, Dr. Josiah and Margaret Dally — Catharine. (B. 

Nov. 3, 1821). 
May 19. Post, Henry A. and Martha Anderson— George Anderson. (B. 
Mar. 13). 
Voorhees, John and Mary Miler — Sarah Woodrough. (B. 
Apr. 6). 
25. Hiri, William and Mary Vanallen — Catharine Maria. (B. 
Feb. 14). 
Shirts, Henry and Mary Kinney — Mary Kinney. (B. Dec. 18, 
^ 1821). 

Schamp, David D. and Charity Cutter — Susan. (B. Jan. 2). 
Vlereabome, George and Margaret Van Fleet — Jane. (B. 

Mar. 25). 
Brokaw, William and Lenah Ditmars — Charles Sudam. (B. 

Feb. 15).' 
Schamp, Peter G. and Catharine Kline — George. (B. Feb. 1). 
Steavens, Henry and Sarah Van Derbilt — Hebron (or Hex- 
eon). (B. Nov. 19, 1821). 
Hogland, Harmon and Hellenah Stryker — Peter. (B. Dec. 
23, 1821). 
June 16. Ten Eyck, Cornelius and Ann Ten Eyck — Sarah Van Devare. 
(B. Mar. 18). 

rents not named] — Sarah Dawes. (B. June 7). [Bap- 
tismal date uncertain]. 



Readington Church Baptisms from 1720 69 

23. Amerman, Abraham and Maria Mattis — Margaret Elen. (B. 

May 2). 
Vroom, Michael D. and Leah Ten Eyck — Hendrick. (B. 
Apr. 23). 
July 7. Vroom, Peter and Sophia Ditmars — Catharine. (B. May 13). 
21. Lane, Andrew and Margaret Vansicel — Andrew. (B. May 5). 
[Parents not named] — Elizabeth Smith. (B. Sept. 9, 1821). 
28. Ditmars, William and Mary Brokaw — Peter. (B. Apr. 28). 
Aug. 18. Vroom, Jacob and Ann Wyckoff — Jamima. (B. Dec. 15, 
1821). 
Van Camp, Tunis and Catharin Smith — Isaac Voorhees. (B. 
Feb. 26). 
Sept. 15. Amerman, Daniel and Hannah Van Sickel — Abraham. (B. 

Aug. 9). 
Oct. 13. Voorhees, Rulif and Mary Patterson — Mary Ann. (B. July 
27). 
11. Schamp, John P. and Mary Moorhead — Sarah Moorhead. (B. 

Feb. 17, 1818). 
19. Biggs, George and Catharine Waldron — Abraham. (B. Sept. 
14, 1821). 
Clickenger, George and Ann Casner — Charles Sudam. (B. 

June 6). 
Wyckoff, James and Mary Smith — Elizabeth Wyckoff. (B. 
Apr. 28, 1821). 
Nov. 10. Van Nostrand, Clarkson and Gitty Ditmars — Easter. (B. 
June 6). 
Sutphin, John P. and Catharine Vroom — Matthew. (B. July 
27). 

24. Wyckoff, Cornelius and Elizabeth Van Fleet — Ann Wyckoff. 
^ (B. Sept. 11, 1820). 

Case, John and Elizabeth Van Fleet — Leah Van Fleet. (B. 
Aug. 26). 
Dec. 12. Johnson, Abraham H. and Elizabeth Sutphin — Henry. (B. 
Oct. 30). 
1823. 
Feb. 2. Ten Eyck, Abraham A. and Mary Schank — Alette. (B. Dec. 
20, 1822). 
Amerman, James and Catharine Schank — Auther Schank. (B. 
Dec. 28, 1822). 
9. Emons, Judy Low (wife of Gilbert L.) — Andrew. (B. Oct. 
25, 1822). 
Mar. 2. Van Middlesworth, Garrit and Rebecca Van Cleef — Tunis. (B. 
Dec. 24, 1822). 
16. Berger, Jasper and Gitty Wyckoff — Elizabeth. (B. Nov. 16, 
1822). 
Apr. 13. Schamp, David P. and Easter Low — Catharine. (B. Sept. 12, 

1820) ; Abraham Low. (B. Dec. 5, 1822). 
May 4. Swackhamer, Rulif and Mary Schamp — Mary Rulifson. (B. 
Mar. 13). 
10. Breece, Fany Row (wife of Henry) — Peter. (B. Feb.). 



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25. Kline, John J. and Eve Kinney — Peter Kinney. (B. Dec. 23, 
1822). 
Dally, Elizabeth Latouratte (wife of William) — Thomas Stout 

Latourette. (B. Oct. 31, 1822). 
Alpaugh, Moris and Elizabeth Kinney — Andrew Kinney. (B. 
Apr. 1). 
June 22. Van Sickel, Andrew and Elener Melick — Hannah Amerman. 

(B. Feb. 23). 
July 6. Mesler, John and Ann Bergin — Allette. (B.May 21). 

Thompson, John and Sarah Emens — John. (B. June 4). 
13. Thompson, Andrew and Susan Lane — Peter. (B. Jan. 10). 
Aug. 3. Hall, William and Mary Belis — Rebeccah. (B. Jan. 19). 

30. Guild, John D. C. and Jane Mac Kinney — Reubin Dunham. 
(B.July 13). 
Sept. 28. Cole, Abraham and Hellenah Schamp — Isaac. (B. Apr. 22). 

Cole, David and Agnes Cutter — Levi. (B. July 29). 
Oct. 24. Schamp, Mary Vusler (wife of George P.) — Henry Post. (B. 
Sept. 3). 
Smith, Lydia Steward (wife of Amis) — Nancy Maria. (B. 

June 28). 
Cole, Nicolas and Levinah Cole — Lenah. (B. Oct. 6, 1822). 
Nov. 9. Wyckoff, Elizabeth Van Fleet (wife of Cor's) — Cornelius. (B. 
Aug. 11). 
16. Kline, Peter and Mary Bowman — Elizabeth. (B. Sept. 3, 1820) ; 

Cornelius Bowman. (B. Sept. 1, 1822). 
30. Mitchel, Ditmars and Sarah Mattis — Peter. (B. Aug. 15). 
Dec. 14. Amerman, Henry and Mary Sutphin — John. (B. Sept. 26). 
28. Vroom, Hendrick D. and Maria Beekman — Eliza. (B. Nov. 

15)- 
Cole, Tunis and Margarett Van Sickle — Josiah. (B. Nov. 

18). 
Bigs, Catharine Waldron (widow of George) — Sarah Mary 

Bigs. (B. NoV,jl_ 

1824. 
Mar. 28. Latourett, Garret and Hanah Thompson — Andrew Thompson. 

l^B. Dec. 19, 1823). 
Apr. 4. Williams, James and- Margaret Van Deventer — Peter Gulic. 
(B. Feb. 11). 
18. Davis, Bergen and Sarah Schamp— Sarah. (B. Nov. 23, 
1823). 
Vosler, Jacob and Margarett Van Fleet — Margarett. (B. Jan. 
22, 1823). [Baptismal date uncertain]. 
25. Vroom, Jacob and Ann Wyckoff — Dennis. (B. Jan. 5). 

Wyckoff, Tunis and Ann Voslar — Ann Elizer. (B. Mar. 5). 
Amerman, William and Elizer Ann Schenck — Catharine Little. 

(B. Feb. 3). 
Mattis, Garret and Catharine Hixson — Johannah. (B. Feb. 
6). 
May 2. Hall, Dennis and Mary Van Horn — Eliza. 
15. Cicero, Emma (wife of James Spader). 



Readington Church Baptisms from 1720 71 

Wyckoff, John and Leah Van Fleet — Martin. (B. Mar. 17). 
June 13. Emmens, Gilbert L. and Judy Low — Elizabeth Low. 

27. Cole, Josiah and Margarett Low — Bengamin Theadore. (B 
Mar. 3). 
Schamp, David D. and Charity Cutter — Henry. (B. Apr. 15) 
July 4. Bergen, Simon and Margarett Dalley — Catharine Ann. 

11. Mattis, John and Martha Demott — John. (B. Dec. 14, 1823) 
18. Post, Henry A. and Matty Anderson — Peter Quick. (B 
June 27). 
Aug. 8. Schomp, Peter G. and Catharine Kline — Catharine Ann. (B 
Apr. 29). 
Hagamin, Andrew and Ann Hogland — Andrew. (B. June 27) 
29. Carkhuff, Catharine Cole (wife of Jacob Q. ) — Enoc. (B 
May 10). 
Brokaw, John and Elizabeth Lane — Cornelius. (B. July 19). 
Cole, Henry and Hannah Cole — Sarah Mary. (B. Dec. 3, 

1823). 
Vroom, Michael D. and Leah Ten Eycke — Catharine Wyckoff. 
(B. July 31). 
Sept. 19. Wyckoff, Albert and Hannah Schamp — Cornelius. ( B. June 
20). 
26. Van Camp, Tunis and Catharine Smith — Jane. (B. Mar. 7). 
Williamson, Cornelius and Catharine Deats — Matthew. (B. 
Mar. 14). 
Oct. 2. Vansickle, Aron and Eleanor Orr — Rebecka. (B. Aug. 24). 

Brocaw, Abraham and Catharine Brocaw — Jane. (B. July 

19)- 
Hogland, Harmon and Hellena Stryker — Dennise Stryker. (B. 

Dec. 14, 1823). ' 
Adults: Achsah, wife of Asher Painter; Catura, wife of Ja- 
cob Holcomb ; Sophiah Van Doren, wife of John Moorhead. 
Kershow, Margarett Brocaw (wife of Jacob) — Catharine. 
10. Daley, Aletty Smock (wife of Tunis) — Hannah Maria. (B. 

June 21). 
31. Corwine, George and Rachel Voslar — Abigail. (B. Sept. 
16). 
Nov. 7. Cox, Edward and Mariah Tinbrook — Clarissa Swan. (B. 
Sept. 10). 
1825. 
May 1. Ten Eycke, Abraham A. and Mary Schank — Sarah. ' 

15. Ten Eycke, Cornelius A. and Mary Rhu — Eleanor. (B. Nov. 

3, 1824). 
29. Voslar, Jacob and Magarett Van Fleet — Sarah. (B. Apr. 26 K 
June 11. Hudnet, Sarah Thompson (wife of Elijah) — Josiah Ostin. 
(B. Mar. 4). 
Morehead, John and Sophiah Vandoren — Sarah Ann. (B. 

Nov. 27, 1824). 
Ammerman. Henry and Mary Sutphin — Henry. (B. May 
12). 



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Alpah, Moris and Elizabeth Kinney — Margaret Kinney. (B. 

Sept. 14, 1824). 
Shirts, Henry and Marian Kinney — John. 
Cole, Christopher and Mary Biggs — Sarah. (B. Apr. 24, 
1820) ; Alary (born Apr. 23, 1822) ; Ann Gear Heart. (B. 
Oct. 24, 1824). 
Dalny. Tunis. (Adult). I 
Kinney, Hannah Anderson (wife of Albert). 
(?). Lane, Gilbert L. and Judith Lane — John G. Emmons. (B. 

Oct. 11). 
19. Schamp, David P. and Easter Lowe — Jacob. (B. Apr. 4). 
26. Swackhammer, John and Ann Ten Eycke — Cornelius Ten 
Eycke. (B. Jan. 1). 
Amerman, James and Catharine Schenck — Abraham. 
July 10. Johnson, Abraham H. and Elizabeth Sutphin — Guilbert Sut- 
phin. (B. May 18). 
Ammerman, Abraham A. and Mariah Mattis — Catharine Lid- 
die. (B. May 21). 
Aug. 14. Swackhammer, Rulif and Mary Schamp — Jacob Schamp. (B. 
May 20). 
28. Thompson, John and Sarah Emmens — Elizabeth. (B. July 

17)- 

Van Middlesworth, Garret and Rebecka Van Cleef — Peter 

Perlee Van Cleef. (B. June 21). 
Sept. 9. Pickle, Henry and Hannah Johnson — John MacKinney. (B. 
Sept. 17, 1824). 
11. Stout, Abraham P. and Margarett Hudnet — Abraham Paul. 

(B.Aug. 3)., 
25. Emmans, Cornelius L. and Ann Dumont — Catharine Baley. 
Groenendicke, Daniel and Mary Tetsworth — Samuel. (B. Apr. 

18). 
Mav-Spader, Emma Cicero (wife of James V.) — Krosier Ten 
Brook. (B. Oct. 18, 1822). 
Nov. 27. Low, Jacob and Phebe Kershow — Dennis. (B. Oct. 11). 

Brocaw, Peter and Catharine Kershaw — Mariah Ann. (B. 

Oct. 16). 
Parks, James and Mariah Bergen — States Nelson. (B. Sept. 
6, 1824). 
Dec. u. Hill, Aaron and Eleanor Freeland — Jacob Monro. (B. Sept. 
23, 1817). 

18. Lane, Andrew and Margarett Vansickle — Aaron. (B. Mar. 5). 
1826. 

Jan. 22. Quick, Abraham and Ann Peterson — Cornelius Peterson. (B. 

Nov. 15, 1825). 
Feb. 26. Nevius, Dominicus and Johannah Stoothoff — Gertrude. (B. 

Jan. 25). 

19. Schamp, George A. and Catharine Wyckoff — Elizabeth. (B. 

Nov. 9, 1825). 
Apr. 23. Mesler, John and Ann Bergin — Abraham. (B. Oct. 3, 1825). 
Vorehase, John and Mary Miller — Eleanor. (B. Feb. 25). 



Readington Church Baptisms from 1720 73 

Medler, Evi (Levi Metier) and Emma Baker — Ann Elizabeth. 

(B. Jan. 2). 
Sutphin, John and Phebe Voslar — Elizabeth. (B. Dec. 4, ' 

1825). 
Wyckoff, Johan and Leah Vanfleet — Catharine. (B. Jan. 1). 
Thompson, Andrew and Susanna Lane — William. (B. June 

28, 1825). 
Mar. 12. Vroom, Peter and Sophiah Ditmars — Peter Dumont. (B. Dec. 

27, 1825). 
Apr. 23. Lane, Aaron and Catharine Hammer — Cornelius. (B. Feb. 

May 14. Van Fleet, Abraham and Sarah Hall — Henry Switezer. (B. 
Nov. 11, 1825). 
20. Vroom, Jacob and Ann Wyckoff — Jacob. (B. Jan. 5). 

Ten Eycke, Cornelius and Ann Ten Evcke — John A. Ten 

Eycke. (B. Oct. 11, 1825). 
Cole, Abraham and Hellenah Schamp — Isaiah. (B. June 1). 
Cole, David O. and Agness Cutter — Susan Ann. (B. Mar. 3). 
June 4. Quimby, Josiah and Margarett Daley — Josiah. (B. Feb. 15). 
r- Hall, Dennis and Mariah Van Horn — Cornelius Van Horn. B. 
Feb. 13). 
11. Mitchell, Ditmars and Sarah Mattis— Mary Jane. (B. Mar. 
10). 
Aug. 20. Medler, William and Elizabeth Voslar — George. (B.May 7). 
Sept. 16. Latorett, Garret and Hannah Thompson— Peter. (B. Mar. 

16). 
Oct. I. Herls, William and Mary Vanaulen — Ephraim Dunham. (B. 
Apr. 13). 
Groendicke, Daniel and Mary Tetsworth — John. (B. June 

25)- 
Dec. 22. Carkhuff, Catharine Cole (wife of Jacob Q.) — Jacob. (B. 

July 11). 
1827. 
Apr. 22. Corwine, Richard and Gertrude Stotehuff — Hannah Catharine. 

(B. Feb. 12). . 
Quick, John and Elizabeth Bellis — William. (B. June 18, 

1825) ; Rody Francis. (B. Jan. 27). 
May 13. Ammerman, William and Elizer Ann Schenck — Hannah Eliz- 
abeth. (B. Feb. 21). 
Corwine, George and Rachel Voslar— Mary. (B. Feb. 25). 
Dalev, Tunis and Aletty Smock — Cornelius Ammerman. (B. 

Mar. 8). 
Rose, Isaac and Ann Tetesworth — Abraham. (B. Oct. 29, 

1826). 
Vanderveere, Michael and Ann Mariah Ten Eyck — Mary 

Jane. (B. Feb. 5). 
Swackhammer, John and Ann Ten Eycke — Ruliff. (B. Nov. 

21, 1826). 
Hudnet, Sarah Thompson (wife of Elijah) — Elizabeth 

Thompson. (B. Dec. 5, 1826). 



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June 10. Morehead, John and Sophia Van Dome — Hetty Maria. (B. 
Dec. 3, 1826). 
■ Ten Eyck, Stephen and Mary Lane— Elizabeth. (B. Aug. 26, 
1826). 
Hickson, James and Maria B. Tuttle— Catharine Levinyea. (B. 

Apr. 17, 1826). 
Voorhees, Cortland and Jane Vlerbome — Abraham. (B. Jan. 

26, 1826). 
Agans, Catharine (wife of Jesse) — Peter Kinney. (B. Sept. 

5, 1826). 
Kershow, Margaret Broon (wife of Jacob) — Elizabeth. 
July 15. Van Nuys, Peter and Catharine Quick — Lucretia. (B. May 
28). 
Dawes, Janney and Sarah Van Sickle — David. (B. Feb. 25). 
Carkhuff, Enoch and Julia Ann Dally — Henry Bartow. (B. 
Feb. 2). 
Aug. 25. Brokaw, Peter and Cath. Kershow — Jacob Kershow. (B. 

July 2). 
Sept. 2. Vroom, Michael D. and Leah Ten Eyck — Leah. (B. Aug. 4). 
9. Emmons, Gilbert L. and Judith Lowe — Catharine. (B. June 

29). 
16. Brokaw, John and Elizabeth Lane — Martha Maria. (B. May 
18). 

Oct. 20. and Jane Wyckoff— Ellen. (B. June 27, 1826). 

Spader, James V. and Emma C. Tenbrock — Isaac Voorhees. 

(B.Aug. 7). 
Van Vleet, Aaron and Anne Lowe — John. (B. Dec. 7, 1826) 
Daily, William and Elizabeth Latourette — Ann Hart. (B 

Sept. 6, 1826). 
Park, James and Maria Berger — Wm. Alexander. (B. Sept 
16, 1826). 
Nov. 1. Vroom, John and Cornelia Cox — Sarah and Margaret. (B 
July 18;. 
11. Ammerman, James and Catherine Schenck — Daniel. (B 
Aug. 7). 
Mettler, William and Eliza Vossler — John Vossler. (B. Sept, 
22). 
18. Writford, Mrs. (widow) — John Pittenger. (B. Mar. 30, 
1819) ; Margaret Van Doren. (B. May *,, 1821) ; Charles. 
(B. Jan. 31, 1823). 
Dec. 23. Lane, Aaron and Catharine Hummer — Aaron. (B. Nov. 12). 

[To be Continued] 



Historical Notes and Comments 75 

HISTORICAL NOTES AND COMMENTS 

BY THE EDITOR 

The "Somerville Messenger" Ninety-two Years Ago 

In the Quarterly for 191 2 (Vol. I, p. 77), it was stated that in Oc- 
tober, 1823, the first newspaper was published in Somerset County by- 
James E. Gore, under the name, of the "Political Intelligencer," which 
name was soon changed to the "Somerset Messenger and Political Intel- 
ligencer," and, about 1828, the latter designation was dropped. One 
authority for this was Snell's "Hist, of Hunt, and Som. Counties," (p. 
606). It is true that the Rev. Dr. Messier has said in his "Centennial 
Hist, of Somerset" (p. 172), that Mr. Gore had published "The Intelli- 
gencer, or Political Intelligencer" "about 1814 or '15," but this had been 
unobserved by us in preparing the Quarterly note. He also stated that 
the "Messenger" was begun "as early as 1822." We have recently seen 
a notice of a copy of the "New Jersey Intelligencer," as printed and pub- 
lished by John C. Kelley at Somerville, the same bearing date June 8, 181 5. 
So it would seem that a "New Jersey Intelligencer," not a "Political Intelli- 
gencer,'' must have been published in Somerville in 181 5. But there must 
also have come in between 1815 and 1823, when the "Messenger" began, 
a newspaper called the "Somerset County Advertiser," a mention of which 
we have not seen made. We so judge because there has now come into 
our hands a copy of a newspaper entitled "Somerville Messenger, and 
Somerset County Advertiser," of the date of Dec. 28, 1826. It is stated 
to be "Volume IV" and "No. 168." So it would seem to be an inference 
that there was a preceding "Somerset County Advertiser," which was 
subsequently merged into and with the "Somerville Messenger;" and it 
is certain that the first name of the "Messenger" was "Somerville Messen- 
ger" and not "Somerset Messenger." We wish the facts were all clear, 
but, as they appear above, it looks as if this were the order of thin 
First, Mr. Kelley first started in Somerville a newspaper which he called 
the "New Jersey Intelligencer ;" this may have been in 1814 or '15. Sec- 
ond, he probably sold it to Mr. Gore. Third, Mr. Gore either changed its 
name to the "Somerset County Advertiser," or he started the latter inde- 
pendently. Fourth, in October, 1823, Mr. Gore began to print the 
"Somerville Messenger, and Somerset County Advertiser." Whether 
there was any break in the years between about 18 14 and 1823 we do not 
now know. Fifth. About 1828 the subtitle "Somerset County Adver- 
tiser" probably disappeared. Just when "Somerville" was changed to 
"Somerset" does not appear. There being no known early files of the 
above-named newspapers in existence, it may be further or more exact 
facts can never be known. 



76 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

The 1826 "Somerville Messenger" certainly indicates by its volume 
and number that it first appeared under that name in October, 1823, when 
it came out as "Volume I" and "No. 1." 

This 1826 number is of four pages, each page 13x19 inches, five 
columns to the page. The first page is devoted wholly and the third page 
about one-half to advertisements ; the rest is reading matter, including 
Congressional news, odds and ends of American and State news, miscel- 
laneous, and a column of religious matter under the heading "The Mor- 
alist." The publisher announces that the publication is "near the 
Academy," and we know this was about where the Second National 
Bank now stands and quite opposite to the old Academy. The news- 
paper was to be "delivered to subscribers in the village, and by private 
post, at Two Dollars a year, payable half yearly." That county subscrib- 
ers were slow in payments we learn from this notice : 

"On Tuesday next the Court of Common Pleas will commence its 
January term in this village. We beg leave to jog the memories of those 
of our patrons who have left their accounts run for two or three years 
without settlement, -and hope they will avail themselves of this opportunity 
to call and settle the same." 

The Legislative proceedings were of no local interest, except that the 
announcement is made of the "appointment in Joint Meeting, Dec. 22" of 
Theodore Frelinghuysen as \ssociate Justice of the Supreme Court, of 
William Todd as a Judge in Somerset, and of these Somerset "Commis- 
sioners:" Samuel Ayres, Arthur V. Sutphin, Elias Brown, W. D. Stew- 
art. We have not discovered in it any other Somerset county items 
whatever (except marriages and advertisements), but, instead, such 
illuminating matters as these, for example: 

"Shocking Crime. — At the late Term of Oyer and Terminer in War- 
ren county, Mr. Adam Cool was fined $1 and costs, say 20 to 30 dollars, 
for wickedly and in violation of the import of his own name, KISSING 
Miss Catharine Berry without her consent. O times! — O mannei 

"Old Bachelors. — Mr. Reneau introduced a bill into the Legislature 
of Tennessee, by which it is made the duty of the Sheriff of each county 
to make an annual return of every man who shall have attained the age 
of thirty without marrying ; and also of all his property, on which a tax 
of twenty-five per cent, is to be laid, and the fund thereby created by the 
provisions of the bill is to be divided among such unmarried ladies as 
have reached the age of twenty-five. The bill further provides that if any 
old bachelor suffers himself to be returned three times, he shall thence- 
forth be deemed incorrigible and the tax increased to fifty per cent. The 
bill passed with great unanimity the House of Representatives, but the 
House [Senate?] ordered it to lie on the table for thirty ye;>- 

"The Legislature of Ohio at their last [session] passed a law taxing 
lawyers and physicians in a sum not less than live nor more than fifty dol- 
lars per head, as the Court of Common Pleas in each county in their own 
discretion might levy." 



Historical Notes and Comments 77 

"Brutal Excess. — The Herkimer American states that on Monday 
week in that village a man upon a banter undertook to eat within an hour 
loo round clams. They were to be roasted for him and he was to take 
them out of the shells himself. He dispatched a batch of 30 in five 
minutes, and proceeded with the others until he had swallowed 77, when 
the 78th 'went and came like the old woman's soap.' However, he at 
length disposed of that and another, when he gave up the job, having 
actually devoured 79." 

This character of news must have well pleased our Somerset fore- 
bears of that generation, especially when, in addition, there were articles 
upon "Singular Effects of Love," "Running in Debt," "African Slave 
Trade," "Lockjaw in Horses," etc. 

The marriages announced are of Mr. John Van Derveer, merchant, 
to Miss Margaret Collyer, both of Bedminster; of Mr. Jacob Vosseller 
to Miss Sarah DeForest, both of Bridgewater; of Mr. Stephen Beach, of 
Pluckemin, to Miss Hannah Finley, daughter of widow Finley, of Lam- 
ington; of Mr. William Lister to Miss Sarah Moffet, both of Millstone; 
and, at Readington, of Mr. James Stryker to Miss Deborah, daughter of 
Mr. John Baker. 

The qnly Somerville advertisers were : A Mr. Hull, "lecturer on 
English Grammar," announces a gratuitous lecture of "only 60 minutes" 
at "Mr. Torbert's long room." Debtors to the estate of "Dickinson [Dick- 
son] Miller, Esq.," may pa)' their bills Thursdays and Fridays. A Mr. 
Barcalow "rst name torn out in the newspaper) "intends manufacturing 
of chairs," did Samuel J. Brant has a "Spinning wheel and chair manu- 
factory at the old stand." D. D. Ryckman has a "Tobacco and segar 
manufactory" in the "the shop lately occupied by James Barcalow, near 
Torbert's hotel." The newspaper publisher, Mr. Gore, has for sale legal 
blanks, school books. Psalms and hymns, Bibles, ink powder ;,nd black- 
ing. Samuel Hall offers $5 reward for "a black man, tanner by trade, 39 
years of age," who has run away. 

There are other county advertisers, viz.: John P. Quick and Israel 
Higgins announce they have "commenced fulling, dying [dyeing] and fin- 
ishing cloth" at the North-Branch Factory (Cornelius Van Derveer's 
Mills), 5 miles from Somerville." Selah Daniels has the "North-Branch 
Woolen Factory at the old stand at Runk's Mills at the North-Branch." 
William Hoagland, late Sheriff, and John I. Gaston, Sheriff, advertise 
lands for sale at these inns : Peter Blair, in Bedminster township, Lewis 
Winans in Warren township, Richard Stout at North Branch. Peres 
Bonney, John Ross and A. Howell, commissioners to divide the real estate 
of Peter Trinity, are to make allotments "at the house late of Jeremiah 
Fisher, deceased," at Middlebrook. The administrators of "the late Fred- 
erick Frelinghuysen, deceased," offer at public sale hi> farm of about 150 



78 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

acres at Millstone. H. Van Derveer, administrator of John Sutphin, 
deceased, will sell at public sale a 300-acre homestead farm at North 
Branch and a 116-acre farm near by. E. Cownover and G. B. Stryker, 
executors of William Covenhoven, will sell a 222-acre-farm in Montgom- 
ery township. Gilbert Powelson, surviving executor of Cornelius Pow- 
elson, will sell the homestead of 172 acres near Peapack. The executors 
of Rev. Peter Studdiford will sell a valuable mill and 80 acres of land 
and 40 acres near by (no place stated), and also a 160-acre farm ''near the 
junction of the North and South Branches of the Raritan." Jacob 
Doren offers "a valuable new grist and saw mills on the Raritan adjoining 
the increasing village of Somerville," and it includes "a good miller's 
dwelling." John Whitenack and James Taylor, of Somerville, will sell 
the 40-acre farm "in Veal-town, formerly owned by Thomas Whitenack, 
Esq., and now in the possession of Joseph Boylan." It includes a "cider- 
works and distillery, whe shop, duelling," etc., and will be 
"at the house of Samuel McMurtry in Veal-tov 

Orphans' Court notices relate to the estates of Ebenezer Tingley, 
Jacob Vroom, Hannah Ray, William Wyekoff, Adam Broach, Richard 
Low, John G. Eberlee, Cornelius C. Nevius and Nelly Van Nuys, all 
recently deceased. Besides these are variot Fkunswick advertise- 

ments, and this notice of a stage line: 

"Old Swiftsure Line. — The subscribers inform the Public that 
they have commenced running a Stage between Centreville and Eliza- 
bethtown Point, being the continuation of a line through from Philadel- 
phia to New- York. Passengers by this line leave Ne\v-\ the 
.m-boat Bellona at 6 o'clock a. m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri- 
days, and Centreville each following day at 4 o'clock and arrive at 
New-York at 2 p. m., passing through Somerville, Bound Brook, Plain- 
1, Scotch Plains, Westfkld, &c. They have provided themselves with 
good horses and carriages; and for way-passenger: ing to Ni 
York this is much the shortest and cheapest route. 1 trom 
Philadelphia to New-York, $3. 50 — from Somerville to the latter, 75 
cents. 

"\\ \ I >ERVEER, 

John Edgar." 
In other words, it was much cheaper in 1826 to go from Somerville 
to New York and return than it is by the steam cars in 191 8. But then 
the Federal Government did not control the stage coaches ! 

The Revolutionary Beacon at Pluckamin 

Whi 00k in the Spring of 1779, 

a portion of it was also established near Pluckemin. It was on February 
18th of that year when the French Alliance was celebrated in that town. 



Historical Notes and Comments 79 

(See Quarterly, Vol. II, pp. 15, 154). On March 23rd, Washington, 
writing from his then "Headquarters," which must have been at the 
Wallace House in Somerville, to Brigadier-General Knox, directed that 
a beacon be erected "upon the mountain in the rear of Pluckamin." The 
following is the letter : 

"Headquarters, 23rd March, 1779. 
"Brig. Gex. Knox, 

Dear Sir: — For the more speedy assembling of the militia upon an 
emergency, I have agreed with the field officers in this and the next County 
to erect beacons upon the most conspicuous hills, the firing of which shall 
be signals for them to repair to their different alarm posts. You will be 
pleased to have one erected upon the mountain in the rear of Pluckemin, 
upon the place that shall seem most visible from the adjacent County. The 
beacons are proposed to be built of logs in the form of a pyramid, 16 or 
18 feet square at the base and about 20 feet in height, the inner part to be 
filled with brush. Should there be occasion to fire it you shall have 
proper notice. ... I am, Dear Sir ; 

"Your most Obt. Servant. 

"Geo. Washington." 

Rev. Dr. Messler's Record of His Parents 

The late Rev. Abraham Messier, D. D., pastor for fifty years of the 
First Reformed Church at Somerville, left behind him some private 
notes of his parents, which have been sent to us, and from them we extract 
the following items: "Cornelius Messier, my father, b. Feb. 9, 1759, m. 
Maria Stryker, dau. of Dennis Stryker and Lena Hoagland, of South 
Branch, N. J. She was b. Jan. 1, 1762 ; bapt. Feb. 21 of that year. They 
were m. Nov. 15, 1781, at her father's house, and had eleven children. 
They commenced life on the farm northwest of Somerville and resided 
there for the space of twelve years, when they removed to the old home- 
stead on the Lamington river, where they continued to reside the reminder 
of their lives, both dying in the old mansion house. Their remains lie 
interred at White House in the ground where the old church stood." 

After paying a fine tribute to his parents, and telling of personal 
matters concerning the family, and his own preparation for college, he 
continues : 

"After my sisters had married and left home the superintendence 
and work in such a family taxed the energies of my mother to the utmost. 
For the last twelve years of her life she was too fleshy to be comfortable, 
and she often complained of a difficulty in breathing which impeded her 
activity. As my brothers married they were fitted with horses, wagon, 
and family utensils in general, and began life in the small house on the 
west side of the farm, Cornelius, John and Peter occupying it in succes- 
sion. To the daughters in the same way an outset was given. Indeed 
that old home as I remember it was a pleasant home. Without any 



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serious sickness and without any deaths for years in our family, we 
seemed to be guarded from the common ills of life, and at the same time 
abundantly favored with its common blessings. It changed in one respect. 
The older children married and went out into the world, and the younger 
grew up, and at last the time for the great change came. The mother 
died, and then the father departed. We sold the old place. Then the old 
mansion was burned, — not a trace of it left. 

Eter the death of my mother, Oct. 25, 1832, my father continued in 
the old home with my youngest brother Isaac. At first they had only 
the old colored woman, Nancy, who had nursed my mother in her last 
illness, as housekeeper, but in the course of a year Isaac took to himself 
a wife and brought her home. Thus the household was reconstructed, 
and the time passed away until the death of my father, Nov. 28, 1843. 
This farm was rented for one year, and in 1845 Isaac Messier, his son, 
bought the homestead." 

Dr. Messier closes his notes by adding the following: 
"Our old house contained a part of the residence of Rev. James Mc- 
Crea, minister once of the Presbyterian church of Lamington, and the 
father of Jane McCrea who was murdered by the Indians near Sandy Hill, 
N. Y., during the Revolutionary War. The kitchen part was said by my 
father to have been I and that it had been moved 

from a place nearer the river for an addition to the main building, and 
the other part of it formed the family room, and a bedroom behind it, the 
mode in which the two had been joined together clearly seen in the gar- 
ret. The kitchen stood about ten feet from the main house, and the inter- 
vening space was built in and used as a Summer dining-room and com- 
mon entrance to house and kitchen." 

(For -fuller notes on the Messier ancestry, see Vol. V of the Quar- 
terly, p. 263). 
Another Somerset Man who "Made Good" 

The late Charles C. McBride, born at Pluckemin 71 years ago, was 
another instance of a Somerset lad who began life in humble circum- 
stances, worked his way up, through the local school and through college, 
then taught school in Somerset county, studied law, became a lawyer, then 
editor of the able "Daily Journal" in Elizabeth, then one of the editors 
of the "Newark Evening He died at his summer home at Ocean 

Grove on Oct. 27th last, leaving a host of friends, who admired him as a 
Christian man and as an editor who was every whit honest, reliable, high- 
minded, clean-minded, just. He conferred honor upon his county and 
aided to raise journalism in New Jersey to a higher mark than its ordinary 
level. 




Photo, by l-'n (l .V. Voorhi < s 
FORMER PRESB^ rERIAN CHURCH OF BOUND BROOK 

Erected in 1829 on site oi building of [760. I" '851, when struck bj lightning, and 
repairs made necessary, a new fronl was added and .1 twelve feel extension 
added. This church was entirely destroyed in the fire of 1896. 



SOMERSET COUNTY 

HISTORICAL QUARTERLY 

Vol. 8. SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY, APRIL, I9I9. No. 2 



THE MAJOR THOMAS TALMAGE FAMILY NARRATIVE 

, BY BOBERT SWARTWOUT TALMAGE, NEW YORK CITY 

[Concluded from Page 23] 

As recorded in the October Quarterly, Thomas Talmage, the father of 
Major Talmage, was taken when a youth to live in the home of his Aunt 
Eunice, wife of Thomas Riggs, of Basking Ridge. A settlement had been 
made there as early as 1700, but it was not until 171 7 that John Harrison, 
acting for the Proprietors of East Jersey, purchased the rights from the 
Indians of about three thousand acres of land. The country is undulat- 
ing and fertile, and it was but natural that the Scotch people, who began 
emigrating to America at that time and coming into East Jersey, should 
choose a place of this character upon which to make their homes, the less 
rugged contours of which reminded them so strongly of the lowlands of 
their beloved Scotland. 

The earliest names to be found on the records are Pitney, Rolfe, 
Ayers, Alexander and Kirkpatrick, all of Scotch origin. In 1733 the 
designation Basking Ridge 1 first appears in the ecclesiastical records of 
the parish, though the settlement is the oldest in Bernards Township. 
During the following decade many others of the same country and faith 
arrived and joined the original settlers, and the records are largely made 
up of Scottish names, such as Morton, Southard, McCoy, Kemper, Craig, 
Kennedy, Whitaker, Ogden, Todd, Lyon, Miller, McEwan, Boylan, Mor- 
ris, Riggs and Caldwell. 

The Talmage fann!) had up to this time been staunch supporters of 
the Church of England for generations, but the early associations of 
Thomas Talmage and his marriage to the daughter of a Scotchman seem 

'The name is said to have originated from the open plateau or sunny ridge, 
upon which wild animals came to bask. 
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82 Somerset Comity Historical Quarterly 

to have influenced his religious beliefs, and from that time until the pres- 
ent the family has been largely communicants of the Presbyterian Church. 

We know little of the life of Thomas Talmage. After his marriage 
to his cousin, Elizabeth WickJ, at East Hampton, Long Island, he 
brought her to Basking Ridge to live, and it was there that their son, 
Major Thomas Talmage, and his four sisters were born. In the year 
1760 he, with Lord Stirling and Stephen Ogden, were witnesses to a will 
of Mr. Stephen Brown, in which money was bequeathed for use as part 
payment of the minister's salary. 

It is altogether probable that he built or helped to build "The Man- 
sions," the manor house of William Alexander, Lord Stirling, at Bask- 
ing Ridge, which was completed in 1767, though of this there is no rec- 
ord. In the year 1777 both he and his family and Major Talmage and 
wife and babe removed to Sussex County and lived in Wantage Town- 
ship until the close of the Revolution, when they purchased the planta- 
tion at Piscataway. No reason is given for the removal of both families 
to northern Sussex, sixty miles away from Basking Ridge, but it is prob- 
able that the change was necessitated by the construction of certain 
buildings in that part of the Province, and that his eldest son Daniel 
and others of the family had already settled there. 

In this connection we may suggest that a Somerset relative, Noah 
Talmage, enlisting from Sussex, is said to have been born in Elizabeth- 
town in 1 761. He was married to Elizabeth Chamberlain and was by 
profession a builder. He is said to have erected the Presbyterian Church 
at Sparta, dedicated in 1786. In this work he was probably assisted by 
his kinsmen, Thomas Talmage, Sr., and Jr., both of the same profession. 

Several authorities have asserted that Noah was a brother of Major 
Thomas, but this statement must not be allowed to go unchallenged. In 
his "Narrative and Diary" Major Thomas Talmage writi : "My 
father had but three sons by the first marriage, David, John and Enos, 
(who died in infancy), and one by the second marriage, namely myself, 
Thomas." Again he writes: "My brothers were both dead (1790). 
John died of small-pox and Daniel was killed at Lackaway" (battle of 
Minisink, July 22, 1779). In all probability Noah Talmage was the son 
of Daniel, a son of Daniel Talmage, Sr., who r settled at Elizabethtown in 
1719, a brother of Thomas Talmage, Sr. No issue has ever been accorded 
this Daniel, though his name appears on a family chart in possession of 
the writer. 

Major Talmage writes, in the year 1777: "I had business seventeen 
miles away (from Wantage) and at that place my aunt was living." He 
then describes his return home over the mountain on a stormy night as 
follows: "The night was so black I could see nothing ahead; I lost my 



( 

The Major Thomas Talmage Family Narrative 83 

way and had great difficulty in keeping on my horse's back. I held my 
riding-whip aloft to fend off the branches and keep them from striking 
me in the face, but what with the limbs of trees and the narrow path, it 
was most difficult to get on. Presently I found myself monstrously 
entangled, — yet I must make an attempt to go forward. Alas ! I soon 
found myself in a terrible morass or bog. I dismounted but sunk in over 
my boots. My horse floundered, but, being pretty strengthy, he made 
out to follow me. I finally came onto higher ground and trusting myself 
to the guidance of the Lord proceeded at a venture and finally reached 
home about the breaking of day." 

The outbreak of hostilities between Great Britain and the Provinces 
found Major Talmage ready to spring to the defense of his native soil. 
His brother, Daniel, was a Member of the Association of Whigs of Mor- 
ris County, 2 and both he and Thomas were in the battle of Minisink, 
where Daniel Talmage was killed. 3 

From Wantage Township Major Talmage removed his family in 
1786 to Piscataway, and there, with him, his father and mother lived until 
their deaths. Referring to his father's death in 1790 he writes : "It was 
two years later [after the death of his mother] that my father departed 
this life ; being taken very suddenly with a violent plurisie, he was left 
speechless and died without making a will. My brothers were both dead, 
but had left children who would be entitled by the law to share in the 
estate, though my father had given of his substance all that he intended 
to give them. This very much disappointed my expectation, as it had 

"Association Pledge of 1775: "We, the subscribed Freeholders and inhabitants 
of this Township of Pequanock in the County of Morris, Province of New Jersey- 
having long viewed with concern the aroused design of the ministry of Great 
Britain to raise revenue in America, being duly affected with cruel hostilities already 
commenced in Massachusetts Bay for carrying arbitrary designs into execution, 
conceive that the Preservation of the Rights and Privileges of America depend 
under God on the firm Union of its inhabitants, do with hearts abhorring slavery 
and ardently wishing for a reconciliation with the parent State on Constitutional 
Principles, solemnly associate and resolve under sacred ties of virtue, honor and 
love to our country, that we will personally and as far as our influence extend 
endeavor to support and carry into execution whatever measures may be recom- 
mended by the Continental and Provisional Congress for defending our Constitu- 
tion and preserving the same in viola' e " 

'There was erected in 1822 at Goshen a monument to the martyrs who fell at 
Minisink. In 1862 it was replaced by a $25,000 shaft. In Charles D. Piatt's "Bal- 
lads of New Jersey" is a poem description of the battle, one verse reading: 
"Falling 1 falling! their flanks 

Are exposed to the blazing muskets. 

One by one they drop in their tracks I 

Look yonder ! a soldier 

Tall and stalwart of frame, 

Dan Talmage by name, 

Leaps high in the air and falls 

Pierced thro' the heart by the flying balls." 



84 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

always been understood that I was to inherit the old Mansion and the 
principal part of the landed estate." 

Although the main occupation of Major Talmage was building, there 
can be no doubt about his having managed personally his plantation, con- 
sisting of several hundred acres. On the church records are found bap- 
tisms of several of his negro slaves, — Harry, France, Victory, Judy and 
Tom, for whom the Major stood sponsor. 4 

For some years after the death of his father, Major Talmage lived 
on at Piscataway, but in 1798 he removed to Somerville where his name is 
often found in the church records and he seems to have been active in 
the affairs of the town. The same year he purchased a tract of some hun- 
dred or more acres in Bridgewater Township and commenced the build- 
ing of Mont Verd. This tract, as is well known, was purchased, about 
i860, from the estate and long resided on by the late Mr. George H. 
Potts. In planning some alterations he was told by his architect not to 
change the foundation or superstructure, as it was most solid, and in as 
fine condition as when the house was built, the beams showing in the 
cellar being two feet wide. 

As the name, Mont Verd, indicates, the place is situated on a ridge 
at the foot of the mountain, about two miles north of Somerville. Orig- 
inally the house was rather low, with a pillared porch crossing the front, 
which was toward the mountain. It had a wide hallway running the 
depth of the house and some fifteen or more large rooms. The driveway 
leading up to the mansion was bordered on either side by cherry trees, 
while a circle of huge elms surrounded the house. 

When the writer first saw Mont Verd in 1880 he recalls a black and 
white marble tiling on the entrance hall. On the west was the drawing- 
room, divided by columns ; while on the east side were library and din- 
ing-room. Originally there had been a flower garden at the south with 
box-bordered gravel walks, but this had been done away with and a ter- 
race and driveway had been put in its place. 

Standing on the porch and facing the mountain a call or laugh came 
back distinctly and it was often startling to the visitor to hear this echo 
of laughter repeated a few second later, seeming to come from the air. 

At the foot of the lawn a spring of mountain water bubbled up, and 

*The writer owns a deed of sale of a negro purchased by Major Talmage living 
at Piscataway. It reads as follows : 

"For and in consideration of One hundred pounds I her'by acknowledge the 
sale of a negro man named Tom to Thomas Talmage of Piscataway and do so 
engage to warrant and defend him from all claims of any Person or Persons what- 
soever. Witness my hand this seventeenth day of April, 1792. 

Witness present: Hezekiah Smith." 

John Kilpatrick. 
Hannah Lane. 



The Major Thomas Talmage Family Narrative 85 

Mrs. Potts related the tradition that one who drank of it would never 
grow old ! The high spirits usually to be found in those of the name may 
thus be accounted for. The Talmages are not a long-lived race, but 
they keep young to the end. 

Later owners have changed Mont Verd considerably. A mansard 
roof and other "improvements'' have been added, and the house has a 
modern, up-to-date air, though it first saw light in the Eighteenth Century. 

The size of the original estate is not known. From the records it 
appears that in the year 1800 Major Talmage and his wife, Mary, con- 
veyed unto Dickinson Miller eighty-eight acres, "part of the plantation 
whereon I live;'' while in the year 181 1 he and his son, Goyn, added to 
the property by purchasing seventy-five acres from Peter Stryker. 

It was on the death of this, his eldest son, that Major Talmage 
wrote the following letter to his daughter, Sarah, who was visiting in 
New York City at the time, and other friends. The post mark on the 
outside was then, not Somerville, but "Somerset C. H.," and the date 
"April 28." 

Monday morning, 8 o'clock, 
"Mont Verd, 
2J April, 1812. 
"My deaf and much esteemed Friends: 

"This letter is presented jointly to my dear daughter Sarah, to my 
beloved friends. Mr. A. E. Brouwer, and to Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter. I 
take this method of addressing you because I have not time to write to 
ir, and at the first onset I feel disposed to adopt the 
language of holy Job: 'Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O, ye 
my friends, for the hand of the Lord hath touched me.' This is, I trust, 
not a complaint made against the great God. No, my dear friends, the 
cup my Heavenly Father hath given me to drink, shall 1 not drink it? 

d be God, he enables me, and I think beyond what I 
could have expected, to drink the bitter potion, and in taking the draught 
I have found many precious sweets mingled therein. 

"Our dear son is indeed no more. He has left this mortal life, this 
world of sin and sorrow. He has winged his way to the portals of eternal 
day; to the mansions of Eternal Glory. 

"Blessed be God for the living testimony he hath left behind and 
for the consolation he hath given us. The cage (his dear remains) was 
left behind, but the bird hath taken its flight. 

"The death of Goyn has caused general sorrow. A friend told me 
this morning that he has never known a death in this place so universally 
lamented as his. Could prayers and tears, medicine and the best atten- 
tion have saved him, he would not have died, but, as he himself said in 
the time of his sickness, the decree was pass'd ; his work was done. But 
what a loss to his aged parents and his own dear wife and children ! The 
prop on which we had learned to lean has been struck from under us ; 
the stream at which we so often refreshed is now dried up. We may say 



86 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

with good old Jacob, 'Joseph is not and Simeon is not.' 'The Lord hath 
indeed made breach upon breach upon us.' About six months since our 
son Daniel, who, like Joseph, was separated from his brethren, died in a 
foreign land, and now Goyn. our dear son. whose dutiful behaviour to his 
parents hath gained so much the affection of their hearts, is no more. 
'The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of 
the Lord.' 

"The circumstances attending his sickness I have already mentioned 
to Sarah in my last Thursday night's letter. It was the following even- 
ing that he fell asleep in J 

"The funeral was attended by a very large and representative con- 
course of people on Sabbath morning, and at 10 o'clock the burial took 
place, after which all resorted to the church, where the Rev. Mr. Vreden- 
bergh gave an appropriate sermon, with the text from Ecclesiastes IX, 
Chap. IV, ioth verse : 'Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy 
might.' Contrary to his usual custom he referred many times to Goyn's 
character, and mentioned the great loss which would be sustained by 
society and the church with whom he stood connected. 

'You'll all be tired of reading, and therefore I conclude with my 
most sincere love and affection, in which my dear wife jo 

''Thos. Talmage." 

The Somerville Academy was founded in the year 1801 and Dr. 
.Messier writes of it as follows: "It came about in this wise: A number 
of gentlemen had met to celebrate the Fourth of July and after a service 
in the church they repaired to the hotel, where a dinner was served. 
Among them were several who had sons to educate and it was decided 
at that time to found a classical school where Latin and Greek could be 
taught to the young men who proposed to enter college. On the l8tl 
July at another meeting a constitution was adopted, which provided for 
the erection of a building." The contract for erecting this building was 
awarded to Major Thomas Talmage, who was also one of the twenty 
Regents appointed by the Committee. 

The following year the Somerset built. This 

a very fine building for the times and cost £5,884. 1 talmage 

awarded the contract for constructing this building and was paid £414 
as fee for supervision. 

It is unfortunate that Major Talmage in his Diary did not go more 
fully into the stirring events of the Revolutionary War, in many battles 
of took pan in his native State, but at the time the record was 

written, 1800-1814, the War had been over many years and he had set- 
tled down to a peacful old age at Mont Verd. 

That he was a man deeply imbued with religious sentiment and 
believed implicitly in a "Guiding Hand" is shown throughout his writii 
Tradition has it that he wished to enter the ministry, but, being an only 
son, found that the many duties which came to him early in life prevented 



Dirck /.■ ublic Business 87 

his studying for that profession. There is little of historic interest or 
literary worth in his notes, but, when one considers the very limited 
opportunities of education afforded to the country boy of pre-Revolution- 
ary days, the papers are not without interest. 

An obituary published at the time of his death closed with the fol- 
lowing : 

"We believe we hazard nothing in saying that Major Talmage was 
pre-eminently true to his convictions of right and that there is none to 
challenge his perfect rectitude. He had a high sense of honor and 
loved everything that comprehended the true and the beautiful. He had 
likewise hatred of everything tha "-an and dishonorable. To a 

blameless life he united graces of mind, tenderness of heart and unswerv- 
ing fealty to what he conceived to be the right." 

His indeed was a life worth the living and worthy of its predecessors 
and well mav we be proud of him and such as he who were 

"Our ancestors, a gallant Christian Race, 
Patrons of every virtue, every grace." 

J* & ■< Jt 
DIRCK LOW'S PUBLIC BUSINESS 

BY JOHN J. DE MOTT, METUCHEN, N. J. 

Dirck Low, of Neshanic, ( for lineage see Quarterly, Vol. VI, page 
205), in addition to his activities in connection with the building of Ne- 
shanic church (see Ibid, Vol. VII, pages 171, 263), was also an important 
man in the community. He was especially active in the settlement of 
estates. The following notes, sifted from his records, contain much of 
value in showing family relationships, occupations, current prices, etc., 
in Colonial and Revolutionary days. Owing to the nature of these rec- 
ords, the abstracts here given are scattering and make no claim to com- 
pleteness. 

Estate of Johannis Emans 

Names mentioned : 1752, John Vroom, Cornelius Lane ; 1753, Rulf 
Van Duine, Richard Pittenger ; 1754, William Post, Andrew Emans, An- 
drew Ten Eick, Anthony Legere; 1759, John Van Sickle, Jr., Harmanus 
Hoagland; 1763, Samuel Tilton ; (no date). Isaac Van Dyke. 

"The above mentioned money belongs to the four children of Jo- 
hannis Emans, deceased, namely, Catrintje, Sarah, Abraham and Jacob." 

Receipts for money accrued on the above estate were signed by the 
following: 1759, 1760, Catherine Low (mark); 1759, 1760, Sarah 
Emans (mark); 1766, Abraham Emans; 1767, Jacob Emans. 



88 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Estate of John Van Dyke 

"We whose names are here underwritten do hereby acknowledge 
that we have received this thirtieth day of March, 1765, .of Derick Low, 
the just and full sum of twelve shillings, and three pence and three farth- 
ings, being our due for such goods as the said Derick Low has bought on 
a vendue held of the goods and chattels of our grandfather, John Van 
Dyke, as also such linens as the said Derick Low had in dividing the 
sani. 

Signed by Andrew Emans, Catherine Low (mark), Sarah Emans 
(mark), James Emans, Receiver for John and Jacob Emans. Abram 
Emans. Attested by Teunis Middagh. 

"Received this 5th day of July. 1767. of Dirck Low, the Sum of 
twenty-one pounds, sixteen shillings and seven pence, being money that 
the said Dirck Low received of Jacob Van Dyke in behalf of Sarah 

"Peter Clover." 

Receipts for money accrued on this estate were signed in 1770, 1771 
and 1772 by Abraham, Jacob, hn and James Emans, (mark) 

Catherine Low, (mark) and Sarah Clover, (mark). 

ate of Andrew Emans 

"We whose names are hereunder written do hereby acknowledge 
that we have received this first day of June, 1770, of Dirck Low, the 
sum of six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence, York money, being 
[part?] of the sum which the said Dirck Low received on the thirtieth 
day of May, 1770, of the Estate of our grandfather, Andrew Emans, 
deceased: We say, received the same by us." 

Foregoing signed by Peter Clover, Abraham I in behalf of 

Jacob Emans, Catherine Low (mark), John Emans, James Emans, An- 
drew Emans. 

"We whose names are hereunder written do hereby acknowledge that 
we have received this fourteenth day of May, 1771, of Dirck Low, the 
just and full sum of three pounds, two shillings and seven pence, York 
money, being our due of the sum which the said Dirck Low received on 
the ninth day of May, 177 1, of Jaques Denice, being money due to us of 
the Estate of grandfather, Andrew Emans, deceased : We say, received 
by us." 

This receipt was signed by John Low, Peter Clover, Jacob Emans, 
James Emans, John Emans, Andrew Emans. 

Estate of Judith Low 

This was Dirck Low's mother (Judith, or Judick, Middagh). She 
was bapt. May 21, 1696, being the daughter of Dirck Middagh and Cata- 
line Van Neste. She was the widow of Cornelius Low, and is usually 
referred to in records as "Judick" Lov. 

Names mentioned are — 1784, 1786, 1787, Thomas Hall; 1784, Fol- 



Dirck Low's Public Business 89 

kert Douw (for tax) ; 1787, Stout Sutphen ; 1 791, Ralph Phillips; 1794, 
I 795> J 796, Henry Disbrow ; 1794, 1795, 1796, Anne Van Fleet; 1794, 
1796, Mary Bodine, widow; 1794, 1796, John Van Nest; 1795, Fred- 
erick Frelinghuysen, attorney in a suit between Gerrit Low and the 
Estate of Judick Low, deceased, £12.11.0. 

The date of Judith Low's death is apprpximately shown by this 
expense entry: "21 June, 1785, to Frederick Frelinghuysen for a letter 
of administration, £2.2.6." 

Estate of Gertrude Titsort, Widow of Abraham Titsort 

This surname is also written Tietsoort, Tietsorth and Titsworth. 

Money received; names mentioned being: 1763, Gerrit Low, Anne 
Post, John Low, Dirck Low. Abraham Brokaw, Daniel Hunt, Teunis 
Middagh; 1764, Abraham Merlet, Joseph Dennis for flax. Jacobus 
Emans, Edward Hall, Abraham Briten, John Hall, John Cock, Cornelius 
Low, Peter \ an Nest, John Huff, Thomas Hall, Jr., for a hide, David 
Sleght; 1765, John Bennet, John Green, Isaac Ginnis, Thomas Van der 
Voort, Johannis Schank for wheat; 1766, John Bennit, Mark Merlet, 
Isaac Hoff. 

Disbursements (some items omitted) include these rather interest- 
ing ones: 

"1763, Nov. 16. Teunis Middagh, for clerk of the inventory 
and vendue - - 

Urbanis Karkhoff for weaving - - - 

1764, Christopher Preston, for digging grave - 
Widow Dely for cider 
Edward Hall, for appraising goods 
Benjamin Low, for crying at vendue - - - - 
Benjamin Low, for rails - 
Edward Wilmit, for surveying the wheat field 
Cornelius Low, for appraising goods - 
Abraham Voorhecs, for smithing 
John Hon', for schooling one of the children 
Nicholas Miscum, for weaving - 
Abraham Titsort, for labor - ... 
Thomas Hall, Jr., for shoes - 
Lawrence Low for fencing burying ground 
David Sleght, for tailoring 
George Andrew Verselius, Doctor - 
Robert Smiley in behalf of Peter Ten Eick upon Doc- 
tor Rue's account - 

1765, Carney the lawyer, for a fee - 
Abraham Titsort, for clothing one of the children, 

namely, William - ... 

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English Testament - .... 2. 2 

Boarding the schoolmaster - - - 1. o 

18 sheets of writing paper - ... 1. 1 

Thomas Van der Voort, Doctor - - 4.10. 6 

1766, George Andrew Veseleer, Doctor - - - 4-6 

Gerrit Low, for half barrel cider ... - 4. o 

Christopher Stevens, for a sheet - - - 5- 10 

Abraham Brokaw, upon a bond - - - 14. o. o 

Alargaret Titsoort, for mending shoes for William - 2. 3 

Barnardes Lagrans upon the account of Patrick Royly 6. 9 

Wilhelmus Ver Brick - - - 1.10. 2" 

"Received the third day of January, 1767, by us, Abraham Tietsoort 
and Peter Tietsoort, of the County of Somerset, of Derick Low of the 
same place, as a guardian instituted by Gertrude Tietsoort, widow of Abra- 
ham Tietsoort, deceased, the sum of nine pounds, five shillings and five 
pence of current money of New Jersey, being money which the said Ger- 
trude left as legacies to her children in the hands of said Deriek Low, of 
which said sum and all other debts, duties, sum and sums of money and 
demands whatsoever upon account of said guardianship of said Derick 
Low we the said Abraham and Peter Tietsoorl quit and fully dis- 

charge the said Derick Low, his heirs, executors, administrators and every 
of them forever by these presents. In witness whereof we have hereunto 
set our hands the date first above written." 

Signed by Abraham Tietsoort, Peter Tietsoort, and attested by 
Teunis Middagh. 

A release identical with the above, for the same amount, was exe- 
cuted Feb. 5, 1770, by Isaac Tietsoort (signed by mark) and John Tiet- 
soort. This was also witnessed by Teunis Middagh. 

A further identical release, for the same amount, was executed May 
1, 1774, by William Tietsorth. This was witnessed by Abraham Tiet- 
soort. 

Estate of Adrian Schomp 

"The two children of Adrian Schomp, deceased, are to be at Samuel 
Waldron's for a year, the oldest, named Samuel, for fourteen pounds, 
the youngest, named Nicholas, for fifteen poun<i i I money passed in 
the year 1774, for which sums the said Samuel Waldron is to find said 
children all necc -, both victualing and clothing, which said 

children were taken the 14 Da; ch, 1780. 

"Jeronimus Waldron took Tsaac for fourteen pounds per year as 
abov im on 21 Day of March, 1780. 

"Dirck Low took the girl, named Stintje, but not agreed upon what 
terms, and took her on the [Da; ch, 1780. 

"The said Stintje was taken away the 28 day of July, 1780, by 
Michael Kinney." 

"This is to certify whom it may concern that on the 19 day of March, 
1787, the Executors of Adrian Schomp, deceased, did request of Jost 



Dirck Low's Public Business 91 

Schonip, brother of said Adrian, to release the land according to the 
word brought in by the administrators, which he refused before." 

Signed by Jeromis Waldron, Harman Van Deripe, John Low. 

"Paid out of said money May 7, 1788, to Peter Pruner, for the 
cost and expenses to take Stintje, daughter of said Schomp, to Cane- 
tucke [Kentucky], the Sum of £15.0.0." 

"Account of the Money Received by Dirck Low of the goods and 
chattels of Adrian Schomp, late of the Township of Hillsborough in the 
County of Somerset, deceased." 

The names stated are : 

1780, Joseph Moorehead, John Low, John Davis, clerk of vendue, 
John Willison, John Sutphin, Cornelius I^ow, Peter Cornell, William 
Bullis, Michael Blew. Minard Lefevr -, Abraham Titsort, Cornelius Van- 
derbilt, Nancy Hance, Jacob Pecker, Georgje Hall (son of Edward), John 
Lance, Abraham Hardenbrook, Frances Waldron, Samuel Waldron, John 
Pecker, Jacob Flagg, Joseph Corl, Abbe Hanse, John Sutphin (son of Ja- 
cob), Abraham Carkhoff, Henry Case, Cornelius Peterson, John Wal- 
dron, Benjamin Waldron, William V Iroi John Griggs, Peter Bo- 
dine, Peter Clover, Minne Voorhees, Rulf Peterson, William I. 

1781, Dirck Middagh, William Cool, Henry Worley, Joseph Van 
Dorn, Adam Broach, John Corle, John Sanders, James Clark, Ferdinand 
Van Dyke, Bernardus Ver Brike. 

1782, Jacob Flagg, for rent of the place. 

1783, Lodewicke Hardenbrook, John Stiers, Urbanis Kerkhoff, Stout 
Sutphen, Ram Lupardus, James Waldron, Peter Deals, Widow Sheaves. 

1784, Jonathan Hill, Jeromus Vanderbilt, Zachariah Sickels, Chris- 
topher Row Nathaniel Lowry, Teunis Post, Alexander Johnson, John 
Stevense, Cornelius Prall. 

1785, Denice Boice, James Mott. 

1786, Adam Yeakely, Adam Case, John Jeroloman, William Cham- 
berlan, John Lasey. 

1787, John Van Houten, Stephen Voorhees, John Flagg, Jacob Flagg, 
Thomas Van Fleet, Joseph Van Dorn. 

1788, Nicholas Jeroloman, Dirck Sutphen. 

1789, Peter Hoff, Minna Voorhees, John Ver Brike. 

1793, Enos Lanning, Teunis Post. 

1794, Isaac Voorhees, Peter Van Fleet, Joshua Higgins, Peter 
Quick. 

1795, Henry Moore, Adrian Aten. 

1797, John Post, Henry Post, Jeromus Waldron. 



92 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Not only did the settlement of this large Schomp estate involve the 
collection of money from many sources, but it also necessitated the pay- 
ment of many sums over a period of years. Some of these were : 

"1780, William Paterson for proving the will - 

Dirck Low for a coffin ------- 

Harman Van Deripe for 1 gallon and a quart of rum 

at 100 dollars a gallon for the funeral - 
Ditto to serve as appraiser for 2 days at 30 dollars a 
day --------- 

Mark Titsort for digging the grave - 
Jacobus Hegeman for to serve as appraiser 2 days at 
30 dollars and a day for evidence to prove the 
will at 55 dollars ------ 

Samuel Waldron, ditto - - - - - 

John Davis to serve as clerk at vendue - - - 
Lodewick Hardenbrook for to notify some people to 

the burying - 

Peter Clover for smithing - 
Michael Blew for making shoes 
Judedick Tonison for tending Adrian Schomp - 
Adrian Aten for a woolen hat - 

Joseph Van Dorn for tax - ... 

Doctor Jennings for medicines - 
John Kline for surveying the wheat - 
Teunis Middagh to serve as clerk for taking the in- 
ventory -------- 

Francis Waldron for making shoes - - - 
Doctor Abraham Van Buren - - - 

Jacob Flagg for crying the vendue 
Godfrey Clear for fulling a piece of cloth - 
Harman Van Deripe upon the account of Harry Hall, 
negro, for 8 yards tow linen - - - 

Teunis Middagh for schooling of Stintje, daughter of 

of said Schomp - - - 

Teunis Middagh for writing indenture for said : 
1782, Jacob Flagg for fencing - 

Jeromus Waldron for keeping one of the children - 
Rynier Staats for smithing - - - 

1785, Thomas Reading for cost of a trial between the ex- 

ecutors and John Sutphen ----- 

Cost on said trial ------- 

John Davis for writing and serving as clerk 
Lawyer Smith for a fee - - 

Abraham Staats for surveying the land - 

1786, To the Arbitrators ------- 

Dirck Low for a coffin made for a sister of said de- 
ceased -------- 15. o 

William Ver Brike upon the account of John Davi^ 

for schooling Isaac ------ 1.14.11 



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Descendants of Cornelius Van Liew, of Three-Mile Run 93 

Edward Cooper for schooling - - - - - 1.13. 4 

Samuel Waldron for keeping the two youngest chil- 
dren - - - - - - - - -7.10. 

1787, Jeromus Waldron for keeping Isaac - 15.16. 2 

1789, Cost of the arbitration between John Ver Brike and the 

Executors - ___ 15, 9 

1790, Liquidating the certificates - - - - - 1. o 

1 791, Writing the indenture of Isaac ----- 3. 9 
Frelinghuysen, for a fee of advice - - - - 15. o 

1794, Dirck Low for writing indentures of Nicholas 

Schomp - - - 3. 6" 

The struggles which Dirck Low had with fluctuating money values, 
combined with the confusion in changing from sterling to the dollar basis, 
are illustrated by a number of complicated entries, of the following, dated 
1780, in connection this Schomp estate is typical: 

"An account of the money paid out upon the Estate by Said 

Dirck Low is, viz. ------ -£1772. 7. 6 

In bank notes --------- 2325. o. o 

Find in my hands 2600 Continental dollars - 975. o. o 

One Note of £293.5.0, which I have in my use and must 
make it good to the Estate one hard dollar for forty 
with interest -------- 293. 5. o 

Find a balance due the Estate in Continental currency which 
I must make good to the said Estate at the rate of 
one hard dollar for 75 - - - - - 109. 3. o 



£5474.15. 6 

"An account of the exchange of the above 2600 mentioned dollars is, 

viz., 2250 at the rate of 75 for one specie dollar, which makes 30 specie 

dollars; 350 at the rate of 175 for one ditto, which makes 2 ditto. In 

all 32 specie dollars, which belongs to this account to make it a balance." 

[Concluded in Next Number] 

i0*t J* ^* t&& 

DESCENDANTS OF CORNELIUS VAN LIEW, OF 
THREE-MILE RUN 

BY THE LATE "AUXT BETSEY" VAN LIEW 

[Concluded from Page 48] 

In addition to the items previously printed, the following were set down 
by "Aunt Betsey" in her notes. Some of these refer to her own 
branch of the family, while others concern more distant relatives of the 
Van Liew name. 
Uncle John D. Van Liew, of Three Mile Run, died Oct. 24, 1823, on 

Friday evening, and was buried Sunday afternoon. [Brother of 

Cornelius (1). He was born June 24, 1763]. 



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Aunt Ann, wife of John D., died Oct. 27, iJ 

Dorothy Van Liew, their daughter, died Nov. 21, 1833. Suicide. Mr. 

Howe preached her funeral on the 23rd from Eccl. 7:2. 
Ida Voorhees, daughter of John D. and Ann Van Liew, died Oct. 12, 

1863, aged 63 years. 
Uncle Denice Van Liew, of Middlebush, died Sept. 9, 181 1, of typhus 
fever. [Brother of Cornelius (1). He was born May 10, 1761]- 
Aunt Dinah Duryee, wife of Denice Van Liew, died Nov. 8, 1832. [She 

was born Feb. 18, 1760]. 
George Van Liew, son of Denice and Dinah, died in the Spring of 1838, 
out West. (Other records say he died Dec. 29, 1839, on board a 
steamer at mouth of Cumberland River, Kentucky). 
Dinah Van Liew, wife of Peter Studiford Parsell, and daughter of 
Denice and Dinah Van Liew, died June 26, 1839, of delirium. 
[She was born Aug. 20, 1805; daughter of Denice Van Liew and 
1 .h Duryee]. 
Dennis Van Liew, of Cross Roads, son of Denice and Dinah Duryee, 
died the first week in November, 1847, of consumption. [Born 
May 19, 1793]. 
Aunt Dinah Van Liew, wife of Cornelius Conover, died Mar. 18, 1842. 
[Sister of Cornelius Van Lie She was born Sept. 2^, 

1771]. 
Uncle Cornelius Conover, of Millstone, died May 8, 1822. 
Uncle Frederick- Van Liew died Nov. 28, 1791. [Brother of Cornelius 

(1). He was born June 12, 1756J. 
Aunt Elizabeth, wife of Frederick Van Liew, died Jan. 25, 1844. 
Dennis F. Van "Lif w . son of Frederick and Elizabeth Van Liew, died 

July 9, 1837, in New Brunswick. 
Maria Messier, wife of Dennis Van Liew, died Aug. 25, 1832, in New 

Brunswick, New street. 
Frederick Van Liew, son of Frederick and Elizabeth Van Liew, died 
Aug. 6, 1837, on Sun- ■ iddlebush, of consumption. 

Mr. Schultz preached his funeral sermon on the 8th, from John 
1 1 123. 
Elizabeth Van Liew, daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Van Liew, 
and wife of Joseph Van Doren, died July 19, 1824, of consumption. 
Mr. Pherris preached her funeral on the 20th from Luke 2:29, 30. 
Old Aunt Jemima V and died April 20, 1852. 

Cousin Elizabeth Hegeman died June 11, 1858. aged 72 years. 
Cousin Allie Lazalier dii . il 27, 1857, of palsie. 

Nicholas Lazalier died May 30, 1858, suddenly, of apoplexy. 



Descendants of Cornelias Van Liew, of Three-Mile Run 95 

Rev. John Van Liew died October 18, 1869. His funeral took place 

October 21, at Readington, N. J. 
Daniel Disborough, of Millstone, died Apr. 15, 1849. 
Matilda Van Liew, wife of Daniel Disborough, died Jan. 18, 1851. 
Henry D. Traphagen died Jan. 31, 1822. 
Dorothy Van Liew, wife of H. D. Traphagen, died Nov. 17, 1832. She 

was buried on the 19th. 
Aunt Ann Van Liew died Oct. 27, 1847, a S e d 84, at Three Mile Run. 

Dr. Howe preached her funeral on the 29th from Prov. 14:32. 
Catherine Van Liew, a colored woman, died Oct. 28, 1840, of dropsie, 

at Aunt Ann's. 
Henry Van Liew, son of Dennis and Catherine Van Liew, buried Feb. 

9. 1853. 
Aunt Elizabeth Van Liew, died Jan. 25, 1844, in her 89th year, at the 

home of Peter Van Doren. Mr. Van Doren preached her funeral 

on the 27th, from Proverbs 14:32. 
Sophia Van Liew, daughter of Garret Van Liew, of George's Road, died 

July, 1849, °f cholera. 
Sarah Catherine Van Liew married, April 21, 1853, Rev. Kirkpatrick. 
John C. Van Liew, of Neshanic, N. J., died Sept. 10, 1862, of palsie. 
Ida Van Liew. wife of Abraham Voorhees, of Three Mile Run, died 

Oct. 12, 1863, in her 64th year. Consumption. 
My cousin, Captain John Van Liew, died in the spring of 1866. [Prob- 
ably refers to John, son of Denice Van Liew and Dinah Duryee, 

who died Dec. 2, 1865, at Robinson, Brown Co., Kansas]. 
William Baird died December 3, 1866, at Mr. Hoagland's, at Griggstown. 

He had come to spend the winter in Jersey, visiting his friends,- 

from Lysander. 
Mary Ellen Van Liew, wife of Jerome Wyckoff, was buried July 2, 

1850. Mr. Van Doren preached. 
Ann, widow of Frederick Van Liew. died July I, 1835, at Middlebush. 
Child of Peter Studiford Parsell died July, 1835, aged three months. 
Sarah Van Liew, wife of Garret Parsell, died Mar. 23, 1830. 
Ralph Van Liew, of Middlebush, died Apr. 5, 1830. Mr. Zabriskie 

preached his funeral on the 7th from Gen. 49:18. 
John Van Liew died Oct. 18, 1831. Butcher in New Brunswick. 
Jeremiah Van Liew, of Middlebush, died Jan. 9, 1832. Mr. Hermance 

preached his funeral on the nth from Romans 8:18. 
Tiny, wife of Jeremiah Van Liew, died Dec. 16, 1831. 
Maria Van Liew, of Middlebush, died Aug. 22, 1833, of dropsie. 
Frederick F. Van Liew, of Middlebush, died Aug. 6, 1837, of consump- 
tion. 



96 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Aug. 8, 1837, I was at funeral of Frederick Van Liew, of Middlebush. 
Mr. Schultz preached from John 11:23. 

Mrs. Catherine Van Nostrand, mother of Jacob Van Nostrand, died at 
Six Mile Run. in her 93rd year. 

Ida Caroline Van L'v LUg. 13. 1839, daughter of G. Van Liew, of 

George's Road. 

Helena, wife of Garret Van Liew, of George's Road, died . 

Mrs. Nelly Van Liew, widow of Jonathan Smith, died Oct. 27, 1858, 
aged 72 years. Daughter of Old Honse [Johannes] Van Liew. 

Mrs. Catherine Beekman, wife of Abraham Lott Van Liew, died Dec. 5, 
1858. 

Sarah Catherine Kirkpatrick, daughter of Frederick and Maria Van 
Liew, died March, 1859, of consumption. 

Dennis C. Van Liew, died Nov. 12, 1859, of typhoid fever. 

Cornelius Van Liew, of Neshanic, died Jan. 28, i860, of dropsie. 

Denice Van Liew, of Neshanic, died July 9, 1857, in the 94th year of his 
age. [Probably son of Johannis Van Liew and Dorothy Lott, 
born Apr. 25, 1764]. 

Garret Van Liew moved from Millstone to Roycefield Apr. 1, 1835. 

Sarah Van Liew moved to Sourland March 31, 1831, on Thursday. 

March 25, 1832, in the afternoon, Mr. John Cannon Van Liew lectured at 
the house of Isaac Williamson, from Rev. 3 :$. 

Apr. 7, 1833, in the afternoon, Mr. Howe preached at the house of Fred- 
erick Van Liew, at Middlebush, from Romans 5:8. 

Oct. 17, 1835, Mr. John Van Liew, of Readington, preached the prepara- 
tion sermon at Middlebush, from John 19:14. 

November 14, 1838, Elizabeth Van Liew left the home of her youth 
and the place of her nativity, and with her goods and chattels re- 
moved to Middlebush, to reside under the hospitable roof of Henry 
Vroom DeMott till further notice. 

(5* *r *** v9* 

THE VAN ARSDALE FAMILY— PLUCKEMIN LINE 

BY A. VAN DOREN HONEYMAN, PLAINFIELD, N. J. 

The Van Arsdale family in this country is an extremely large one, 
and in the Eighteenth Century was probably as large as that of any of the 
numerous Dutch families in Somerset. To-day it is still large in the 
county, though there are fewer of the surname than formerly, many being 
scattered throughout the West and elsewhere. 

Our notes on this family are too scattering respecting the lines 
of certain early Van Arsdales who settled in Franklin, Hillsborough and 



The Van Arsdale Family— Pluckemin Line 97 

Montgomery townships to put them into shape for this article. As they 
are much fuller respecting what may be called the "Pluckemin line," by 
which is meant those descending from Philip Van Arsdale (b. 1702; d. 
1792), one of the early settlers attending the Readington church, but 
who and whose descendants settled in Bridgewater and Bedminster town- 
ships near Pluckemin, this article will confine itself to Philip's line, 
after stating the facts about his ancestry. 1 

It has been stated that an ''Isaac" Van Arsdale was the first immi- 
grant, arriving in 1645, anc * ^at he heads the entire line of Van Arsdales 
in this country Who discovered his name to have been "Isaac" and 
the date of his arrival is a puzzle to the writer. The account which is 
possessed by various members of the family in manuscript, reads as fol- 
lows, not giving the name of the first American progenitor: 

"The Van Arsdale \vi lie ancestor of that family in this coun- 

try, arrived at New Netherlands from Holland at an early period in the 
ship 'Dynasty,' empowered by the Government, or some Company, in Hol- 
land to examine the country about New York to ascertain whether it 
was practicable to establish in this country a pottery for the manufacture 
of China ware. After fulfilling the object of his mission and with his 
baggage on board the vessel awaiting the day to set sail for his native 
land, he received a letter from his father stating that a pestilence was 
then raging there, and that his wife and two children had departed this 
life. This sad news changed his design of returning to Holland, and 
he settled at Flatland on Long Island. There he married a Miss Jansen. 
His son, his only child as far as ascertained, Simon Jansen Van Arsdalen, 
became a man of standing in his native town." 

In Ege's "Pioneers of Old Hopewell," the above substantial facts 
appear, but there the name of this first ancestor is interpolated as "Isaac." 
The fact seems overlooked, however, that as his son was "Symon Jan- 
sen," it should prove that, if the story be otherwise correct, the man 
who first came over was Jan Van Arsdalen and not "Isaac." Mr Ege 
(now deceased) says that "all the family records have been preserved 
for a period of two hundred and fifty years," but no clue is given as to 
by whom. 

Bergen, in his "Early Settlers of King's County" (p. 309), and also 
in his later "Bergen Family" (p. 308), states that "Symon Janse Van 
Arsdalen" emigrated in 1656 and is "the common ancestor" of the family 
in this country. As to his being "the common ancestor," Mr. Bergen is 
certainly correct, for even if his father preceded him, nevertheless as he 

'There has also been a different line in Bedminster twsp., represented by the 
late Daniel Van Arsdale, who d. 1895, aged v 83, and whose wife was Elizabeth R. 
Tingley. This line has not been considered, and it is not known to the writer who 
its ancestors were, but of course it runs back to Symon, the "common ancestor." 

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98 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

is stated to have had but one son, Symon, this would make of Symon a 
"common ancestor." 

Now the certain fact is that Symon was not a native ; was not born 
in this country, but arrived here in the year 1653, as proven by the official 
roll of those taking the oath of allegiance at Flatlands between - Sept. 
26 and 30, 1687. He is thereon enrolled as — 

"Simon Janse Van Aerts Daalen 34 Jeare." 
This means that he had been 34 years in this country. All others on the 
roll who were born in America are classed as "native." (See "Doc. 
Hist, of N. Y„ Vol. I, p. 431). 

It is uncertain how old Symon (using his own spelling of his Chris- 
tian name) was when he arrived. He may have come with his father, 
but it cannot be that his father married in this country and then Simon 
was born here. From another entry in the same family manuscript 
quoted from above, it is clear Symon must have been at least twenty-one 
when he received a deed for land in 1660. This statement is: 

"March 27, 1660, he [Symon] received by conveyance from Jacob, 
Peter and William Conover [Cowenhoven] a tract of land in Flatlands. 
On May 28, 1675, he reo Tact in the same town from Governor 

Stuyvesant and Usian Bircan.'' 

He was also a magistrate in 1661. So we assume Symon was born 
about 1638, if not earlier, and in Holland. We consider, therefore, 
that he heads the family in America, and believe his father's name was 
Jan. 

Before taking up Symon's family, it may be well to state what that 
careful historian, James Riker, Jr., says in his "Annals of Newto\ 
(P- 30/): 

"The Van Arsdale family derive their origin from Jan Van Arsdale, 
a Knight of Holland, who, in 1211, erected the castle (now county 
house) Arsdale, and from it took his name. His armorial bearings now 
constitute the public arms of the bailiwick of Arsdale. From him 
descended Symon Jansen Van Arsdalen, who emigrated to New Amster- 
dam in 1653 and located at Flatlands, where he served as a civil magis- 
trate and an elder of the Dutch church; and our records prove him to 
have been a person of means, education and influence. He died about 
1710, leaving sons Cornelius and John, from whom the entire Van Ars- 
dale family in this country have sprung." 

This, agreeing with Bergen, confirms what we have already said of 
ion. According to Bergen he signed his name to documents "Sy- 
mon Jansen Van Arsdalen." The spelling of his surname on the alle- 
giance roll indicates that it was pronounced Van Ars-doll-an," giving to 



The Van Arsdale Family — Pluckemin Line 99 

the "a" its broad sound, so that in Dutch the modern name would be 
Ars-doll and not Ars-dale. 

The reference to the coat-of-arms of the ancient family is that which 
Riker states appeared in a bookplate of 1703. In the usual Holland 
work containing coats-of-arms it does not appear. However, it is stated 
that, some years ago, the wife of ex-Governor Bedle brought from Hol- 
land a copy, and a reproduction of it has been made by a Plainfield artist 
for some members of the Van Arsdale family. The same has an irreg- 
ular shield, with the usual four quarters. The first and fourth quarters 
consist of arrow heads upon a silver ground ; the other quarters are plain 
red. The crest is a helmet, surmounted by what may be feathers, but 
has more the appearance of a tree. There is much other ornamentation 
in silver and gold, as was th 1 in earl) Dutch and German ar- 

morials. 

As in most Dutch families a claim is said to have been made to land 
on Manhattan by some Van Arsdales in the early part of last century. It 
is thus stated by a descendant, who has writ:en to us from Nebraska: 
"The Van Arsdales had a claim on [at] Hell Gate, Manhattan Island; 
collected manuscripts and Bibles enough to fill a wagon to prove it; 
but the lawyer died, or something happened, and it came to naught. This 
was an old tale when my grandfather was young." The story may well 
be relegated to oblivion now, as it was probably the attempt of some 
attorney to make money. 

In relation to the change of name from Van Arsdalen (often writ- 
ten Van Aersdalen) to Van Arsdale, it 'came about gradually after the 
year 1800. so that in many cases it is uncertain how the older members 
of the various families living between 1800 and 1825 or later signed the 
surname. The original name in Holland was, as has been stated, Ars- 
dale, and not Arsdalen. 

The American line then runs as folio* 

1. Symon Jansen Van Arsdalen, who may have been b. in 1638;-. 
or earlier, in Holland. He was a magistrate of Flatlands, L. I., in 1661 
and again in 1686. In 1677 he was a member of the Flatlands church. 
In 1687 he took the then-required oath of allegiance to the English 
crown. He was on the census list in 1698, and, it has been stated, died 

ut 1710," but wc have seen no proof of his name on the records 
after 1701. Riker may have had some authority for fixing the "about 
1710" date, unless it is a misprint. 

Simon Jansen married Pieterje Wyckoff, daughter of Claes Cornelis- 
sen Wyckoff, and Margaret Van der GosJSJfehe was born in this coun- 
try, but her father emigrated hither in 1636. (See last Quarterly, 

P- 5°)- 






loo Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Children of Symon J. Van Arsdalen (i) and Pieterje Wyckoff: 

(Order unknown) 

2. Geertje, b. about 1660; m. Oct. 13, 1678, her cousin, Cor- 
nells Pieterse Wyckoff, son of Pieter Claes Wyckoff and Grietje Van 
Ness. They resided at New Lotts, and their numerous children are 
well known. Four of their sons settled in Somerset in Franklin twsp., 
on 1,200 acres of land which Cornelis purchased. (See Quarterly, 
Vol. IV, p. 130 et seq.). 

3. Cornelis, of Flatlands, through whom the Somerset lines are 
derived, b. (perhaps about) 1662; d. 1745, as his will was probated in 
New York City April 19. 1745; m. (1) Tjelletje Rynierse Wizzelpen- 
ning; (2), Mar. 16, 1687, Aeltje Kouwenhoven; (3), May 2, 1691, 
Marretje Dirkse (parentage unknown). ' It is certain that Cornelius 
took the oath of allegiance when his father died (1687), and on the roll 
was entered thus: "Cornelis Simonsen Van Aerts daalen, native." Ex- 
cept that he had a farm at Flatlands, and one at Gravesend purchased 
of his father in 1700, and d. leaving a will of April 25, 1738, probated 
Apr. 19, 1745, we have no further knowledge of him than above stated. 

As to Cornelis' first wife, a Wizzelpenning, we have no knowledge. 
Aeltje Kouwenhoven was b. Dec. 14, 1665 and d. about 1689, 
and was the dau. of William Gerretsen Couwenhoven (so signed his 
name) and Altie, dau. of Joris Dircksen Brinckerhoff. Marritje Dirckse 
may have been an Amerman, the dau. of Derek Jansen Amerman and 
Aeltje Paulus Vander Beeck, who emigrated in 1650 and settled in Flat- 
lands, but this is uncertain. 

While Cornelis, himself, never resided in Franklin twsp. (Somerset 
co.), it may be he purchased land there o<: h to settle a son, as in' 

1735 a Cornelius was taxed in Franklin on 200 acres of land. Or that 
may have been his nephew, son of his brother Jan. 

In his will Cornelis made his wife "Maritie," sole executor, and 
gave to her all his estate, real and personal, for life; to his eldest son, 
Dirck, a silver tankard as his birthright ; then, after his wife's death, the 
estate to his ten children, who are named, from which recitation of 
names we know their order of birth, except that the sons are all men- 
tioned first and then the daughters. As to "Jannetie," whom he stated 
was by a "former wife," as she had had her mother's inheritance, she 
was not to share in anything further coming from her father's last wife. 

4. Jannetje, b. about 1670; m. (1), John ; (2), Apr. 16, 

1689, Gysbert Bogaert (son of Teunis, common ancestor of the Bogart 
family), a magistrate of Brooklyn. Several ch. 

5. Jan, of* Flatlands ; sup. to have had four wives, Jannetje Dor- 
lant, Lammetje Probasko, Sarah Van Voorhees and Libertje Newberrie. 



The Van Arsdale Family — Pluckemin Line 101 

(See Bergen's "Early Settlers," p. 308). He d. in Jamaica, L. I., having 
been a leading member of the Flatlands Dutch church. Is said to have 
had six sons, John, 2 Christopher, Abraham and Nicholas. The writer 
judges Christopher was the Christoffel, who m. Magdalen Reynierson 
(see Quarterly, Vol. VI, p. 55) and who was one of the earliest mem- 
bers (1717) of the Dutch church at New Brunswick, his sons being John, 
Okie, Cornelius (these three had ch. bapt. at Six-Mile Run) and Chris- 
toffel, Jr., of near Millstone. In 1735 Christoffel, Sr., lived in Frank- 
lin twsp., Somerset co., but was not a land owner. In 1745 he owned 200 
acres there. ("Our Home," pp. 343, 406). As before stated, a Cor- 
nelis also in 1735 owned 200 acres of land in Franklin twsp. Abraham 
and Nicholas, sons of Jan (5) settled in Southampton twsp., Bucks 
co., Pa. 

6. Marretje; m. Jan Barendse, of Flatlands. 

7. Simon (sup.). A John, whose eldest son was Simon, d. at 
Jamaica, L. I., in 1756, and we suppose his father to have been a Simon. 

8. Matte; m. Evert Van Marklen, of Flatlands. 

Child of Cornelis Van Arsdalen (3) and Aeltje Kouwenhoven: 

9. Jannetje, b. about 1690; m., Sept. 17, 1709, Dirck Barkeloo, 
(son of William, common Barcalow ancestor), who d. 1744. Resided at 
Freehold, N. J., after about 1710. 

Children of Cornelis Van Arsdalen (3) and Marretje Die 
[Order only certain as to sons and daughters] 

10. Altie; m., Sept. 19, 1719, Jeronimus Rapalje (son of Teunis 
Rapalje and Sarah Van Veghten). They resided at New Brunswick and 
had several ch. 

11. Dirck. Probably settled near Three-Mile Run, Somerset co., 
N. J. A Dirck was there in 1723, and was deacon in 1734 and 1736 in the 
Dutch ch. in New Brunswick. Not further traced. 

12. Jan; d. 1750; settled on the Harlingen, N. J., tract, in Somer- 
set Co. On May 4, 1741, he and Hendrick Vanderveer jointly purchased 
Lot No. 21 of Cornelius Van Duyn, of Brooklyn. (Trenton Deeds, Book 

G 2, p. 494). Will shows he had two wives, the second Mary . It 

was probated May 26, 1750, and names as ch., Cornelius, Garret, Jo- 
hannis, Isaac, Maritie (wife of John Van Nuise), Johanna and 
Sara; also an expected child. His executors were his brother Philip IS 
and Nicolas Wyckoff. Second wife living but not named. (Trenton 
Wills, Book E, p. 350). His ch. Johannis, Jannetje (deceased in 1750) 
and Johanna were baptized at Readington 1731 and later, and he was a 

'For mention of some New York State descendants of this John, see Riker's 
"Newtown," p. 307. 



102 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

deacon of that church in 1733, and elder in 1736. It is said that the Rev. 
Cornelius C. Van Arsdale, D. D., prominent minister in Philadelphia 
(1841-9), who d. in 1856, was Jan's grandson. 

13. Simon, hapt. Aug. 16, 1697; m., Oct. 30, 1716, Yannetje Ro- 
meyn. He settled in Bucks co., Pa. Had several ch., and was probably 
the grandfather of Rev. Simeon Van Artsdalen (he so wrote his name), 
pastor of the Readington, N. J.. Ref. Dutch ch.. 1783-86, who was b. 
in Bucks co. 

14. Maria. No further trace ; living in 1738. 

15. Petronella; living in 1738; possibly m. Dirck Van Dyke. 

16. Philip, b. at Flatbush, L. I., Feb. 25, 1702; d. June 28, 1796; 
m. (1) Apr. 30, 1726, Jane Van Dyke (dau. of Hendrick and Engeltie 
Van Dyke, of Red Mills, near Brooklyn. N. Y.), who was b. 1706 and 
d. Nov. 23, 1743; and (2) April 13, 1750, (license at Trenton dated Apr. 
9) Hannah Macknish (or Magnish), of Middlesex co., who d. Sept. 12, 
1776. 

It is Philip's descending line which is hereinafter treated. What 
follows is by no means a complete line of Philip's descendants, but is 
such as has come to the writer's knowledge. Valuable assistance in this 
has been given by Mrs. Henrietta Huff and Mr. John A. Powelson, of 
Pluckemin, and others. 

Philip must have settled in 1728, soon after his first marriage, within 
the bounds of the Readington congregation. On May 20, 1728, he re- 
ceived a deed from his father-in-law, Hendrick Van Dyke, for 230 acres 

of land, adjoining "the brook," Robert Burnett and Dumont. 

While the exact location is uncertain it is to be judged it was in present 
Branchburg, possibly in present Hillsborough township, as a Philip Van 
Arsdale was among the inhabitants of Hillsborough in 175 1 . This land 
came afterward into the ownership of John, Philip's son, as in 1793 a 
sheriff's deed sold it away from John to Philip, Jr., the deed being re- 
corded at Somerville and reciting the earlier deed from Hendrick Van 
Dyke. (Somerset Deeds, Book A, p. 296). As on Jan. 16, 1783, Philip 
(presumed to be Philip, Sr.) sold 240 acres of land near Pluckemin to 
his son Hendrick, it may be Philip spent his later Jays on this Pluckemin 
farm. In fact a deed to Johannes Powelson, oi near Pluckemin, May I, 
1767, stated it was along the line of Philip Van 1 lalen. The fact that 
Philip's wife, Jane, joined the ; - luirch in 1733, and he in 1741, 

makes it certain, we think, that he originally lived nearer Readington than 
to either Pluckemin or Somerville, hut it is also probable that, before 1767, 
he had gone to near Pluckemin. 

Philip's will of Oct. 23, 1787, was probated Aug. 10, 1796 (Tren- 
ton Wills, Book 35, p. 405), but only mentions his four living sons,. Hen- 



The Fan Arsdale Family — Pluckemin Line 103 

drick, Philip, John and Jacob. As noted below, some of Philip's chil- 
dren were bapt. at Readington (i72C;-'34) and one at Somerville (1738) ; 
but subsequent baptisms have not been discovered. (For ch., see infra). 

17. Abraham; d. 1753; m. Maria (perhaps Stryker). He set- 
tled near Harlingen. Whether he is the same Abraham who (in such 
case with an earlier wife) had a wife Catreytje, when a son, Wilhelmus, 
was bapt. at Somerville in 1737 is not known, but the Abraham of Har- 
lingen left a will of Apr. 4, 1753, probated May 7, 1753 (Trenton Wills, 
Book F, p. 119) which shows his ch. were Isaac, William, Catherine, 
Cornelius, Abraham/ and an expected child. 

18. Jacobus; m. Alida Hoagland (dau. of Harmanus Hoagland 
and Adriana Stoothoff, of Flatbush), who was b. Mar. 19, 1710, and had 
previously been married. They resided near Harlingen, N. J., and prob- 
ably had ch., but not traced. 

Children of Philip Van Arsdalen (16) and Jane Van Dyke: 

19. Cornelius, b. Apr. 22, 1727, (prob. baptized at Flatlands) ; d. 
July 1, 1749. 

20. Hendrick, b. May 10, 1729 (bapt. at Readington) ; d. Jan. 21, 
1811; m. (1) Jane Ditmars, who was b. 1735 and d. 1782; (2) 1788, 
Mary Terhune Cortelyou (widow of James). Marriage contract with 
second wife was recorded Apr. 18, 1808, but date was Aug. 12, 1788 
(Som. Deeds, Book B, p. 160). Hendrick lived in Bridge water twsp., 
Somerset co., along the road from Somerville to Pluckemin, it being the 
farm directly north of and adjoining that of (at present) John A. Pow- 
elson. It contained 240 acres (see under Philip, 16). He also owned 
the "jail lot" in Somerville, selling it in 1800. The 240-acre farm (or 
236 acres of it) he deeded to his son Philip, May 1, 1806. (Som. Deeds, 
Book E, p. 8). The present owner of this farm is Warren Smith. By 
1806, or earlier, Hendrick had removed to Franklin twsp., where he died 
— probably near or at New Brunswick, where his younger son, Henry H, 

'He may or may not be the Colonel Abraham, of the Revolution. The 
recurrence of the names Abraham, Cornell b n the early Harlingen, Mill- 

stone, Somerville, Readington, Neshanic and New Brunswick records are too 
puzzling for a disentanglement of relationships in those branches of the Van 
Arsdale line except after a longer study of records than the present writer has the 
time to give. In this connection it should be stated that from the vicinity of Har- 
lingen, Neshanic, etc., many of the family left Somerset before the Revolution and 
settled at Conewago, Pa., the names of such being Abraham, Cornelius, Garret, 
Isaac, Luke, Simon, etc., the most of them probably being nephews, or grand- 
nephews, of Philip (16). They went, later to the West. The Abraham of the 
text (son of Abraham, 17), is probably an Abraham who remained in Somerset 
and married Margaret Kennedy. Some notes on him will be published in our next 
issue, as such have been furnished by a Western descendant, 
brothers Simon and Jacobus, and friend John Stryker. 



104 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

resided. Hendrick is buried in the First Reformed churchyard at New 
Brunswick. (For ch., see infra). 

21. Maria, b. Dec. 4, 1731 (bapt. at Readington) ; d. about 1738. 

22. Isaac, of near Pluckemin, b. Mar. 20, 1734 (bapt. at Reading- 
ton) ; d. July 2y, 1776; m. Margaret Stryker (dau. of Abraham Stry- 
ker). His will of July 23, 1770. was probat. Aug. 18, 1776. (Trenton 
Wills, Book 17, p. 381). He seems to have been called "Captain Isaac."* 
For ch., see infra. 

23. Philip, b. May 31, 1738 (bapt. at Somerville) ; d. 1803; m. 
Alche Stryker. He came into the ownership of 230 acres in 1793 (as 
stated under his father, Philip, (16), the land being, probably, in present 
Hillsborough twsp.). His will of June 13, 1803, was probat. Aug. 19, 1803. 
(Trenton Wills, Book 40, p. 445). I judge this Philip was the "Captain 
Philip," who was Captain in the First Battalion, Somerset Militia in the 
Revolution, and whose loss of property by the British was £35 (as per 
Quarterly, Vol. I, p. 285). (For ch., see infra). 

24. John, b. Oct. 9, 1740; d. Oct. 20, 1809; m. Jane Davis. Have 
not located him. (For ch., see infra). 

25. Rev. Jacob, b. Feb. 3 (or 8), 1745; d. Oct. 24, 1803; m. Mary 
Sutphen (dau. of Dirck Sutphen and Mary Covvenhoven, of Freehold), 
who was b. 1744 and d. July 1, 1826. He was graduated from Princeton 
College in 1765; ordained by the Presby. of New Brunswick June 19, 
1 77 1 ; ministered at the Presby. ch. of Kingston, Somerset co., N. J., 
1771-1774, and was pastor at Springfield, Essex (now Union) co., 1774- 
1801. Is buried in the Springfield churchyard. This Springfield church 
was burned by the British during his pastorate, but he labored on and had 
a new one built and completed, though it took many years of effort. He 
wrote his surname "Van Artsdalen." (For ch., see infra). 

26. Abraham, b. Sept. 25, 1747; d. Dec. 23, 1747. 

[One of the sons of Philip Van Arsdalen and Jane Van Dyke was 
the father of Dr. Peter Wilson, of New York city, but which son the 
writer does not know]. 

Children of Hendrick Van Arsdalen (20) and Jane Ditmars: 

27. Dowe, b. Apr. 18, 1758; d. 1776. Said to have been killed 
(or died from disease) in the Revolutionary War. 

28. ' Aletta, b. Dec. 4, 1760. No further trace. 

29. Philip H., farmer of near Pluckemin, b. Dec. 16, 1762; d, Aug. 

'The Battle of Princeton occurred Jan. 3, 1877. I" Snell's "Hunt, and Som.," 
p. 701, is an account (tradition) taken from the Magill Newark "Journal" articles 
of about 1870, which speaks of "Captain Isaac" as living during a raid on Plucke- 
min by the British "just before the Battle of Princeton." But Isaac had died the 
previous July; hence, if the story be true, it must have been some time before 
that Kattle. 



The Van Arsdale Family — Pluckemin Line 105 

23, 1836; m. (1) Sarah Wortman (dau. of John and Sarah Wortman), 
who was b. Aug. 9, 1764, d. July 17, 1799; and (2) Mary W. Annin, 
who was b. Sept. 25, 1760. (As to land received from his father in 1806, 
see under Hendrick, 20). He was one of the Commissioners appointed 
to sell the old Lutheran church property at Pluckemin in 1819. Prob- 
ably he is the Philip who was Collector of Bridgewater twsp. from 1787- 
1797 and in 1800. (For ch.. see infra). 

30. Mary, b. Mar. 31, 1766. No further trace. 

31. Williampe, b. June 13, 1768; d. July 28, 1858; m. George 
Vroom, farmer, of near Pluckemin, who was b. Nov. 7, 1758, and d. Sept. 
10, 1852. Ch. : Philip, who m. Deborah Tunison, and was father of 
the late Peter Vroom, of Somerville, long a hardware merchant there, 
whose son, William, is now President of the Somerville Merchant's Asso- 
ciation ; Jane V., who m. Shepherd McCoy ; Henry, who m. Catharine 
Voorhees ; Ai rta, who m. Philip Tunison; Charity, unm. ; and Peter, 
who m. Janet Rowland. 

32. Henry H., of New Brunswick, b. June 11, 1770: d. Aug. 31, 
1852; m. (1) Zilpha Allen (dau. of John Allen and Mary Reed), who 
was b. June 11, 1781, and d. Nov. 25, 1841 ; and (2), Feb. 1843, Maria 
Van Liew, of Middlebush (dau. of Denice Van Liew and Dinah Duryea), 
who lived to be over 90 years of age. He was a merchant and is buried 
in the churchyard of the First Ref. ch. at New Brunswick. (For ch., see 
infra). 

33. Sycke, b. July 21, 1772; m. Jacob Snyder. 

34. Mar ;aret, b. Aug. 7, 1779: m. Uriah DeHart, of (perhaps) 
near Rocky Hill. Ch. : Henry, who m. Cordelia Newton ; Jane, who m. 
Garret Voorhees ; Sycke, who m. Isaac Gulick ; John, who m. Catherine 
Berrien. 

Children of Isaac Van Arsdalen (22) and Margaret Stryker: 

35. Philip I., farmer, of near Pluckemin, b. Mar. 16, 1760; d. 
Oct. 3, 1804; m. Margaret Wortman (dau. of Peter Wortman and Sarah 
Van Nest), who was b. June 10, 1761, and d. Mar. 13, 1848. After 
Philip I.'s death Mrs. Van Arsdale m., Dec. 11, 1816, Bergnn Van 
Doren, his second wife (as to whom, see "The Van Doom Family," p. 
170). Philip I. died intestate, and his lands (about 175 neres, now owned 
by Bernard Bruckner, florist), were divided by partition among his chil- 
dren in 1817. (For ch., see infra). 

36. Ida, b. about 1763; m., Mar. 1, 1781, Joseph Gaston (son of 
John Gaston and Elizabeth Ker). Resided at Pluckemin. (See 
further, and as to ch., Quarterly, Vol. V, p. 127). 

2j. Abraham I., b. about 1765(F); d. 1849; m - Mary Eoff. He 



106 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

owned Kline's Mills near Pluckemin. He served in Capt. Jacob Ten 
Eyck's Co. as private, and as sergeant in Capt. Vroom's Co., Somerset 
Militia, and after the Revolution was probably a Captain of militia. 3 (For 
ch. and other particulars of Isaac's ch., see the large work on "The Van 
Doom Family," p. 433). 

38. Isaac. No further trace. 

Children of Philip Van- Arsdalen (23) and Alche Stryker: 

39. Jane; m. Jds^ph Ten Eyck. ■tefi\<^i>~~ %JL 

40. Abraham, bapt. Jan. 26, 1778, at Somerville; m. Elizabeth 
Clarkson. Was living in 1803 on land owned by his father, on which he 
had built a house (as per his father's will), in the vicinity of Plucke- 
min. Not further traced. 

Children of John Van Arsdalen (24) and Jane Davis: 

41. Peter; m. Wilhelmina Benson. 

42. John; m., Apr. 5, 1801, Mary Spader. A ch., Philip, was 
bapt. at Somerville May 9, 1802. 

43. Isaac; m. (sup.) Elizabeth R. Van Arsdale (dau. of Rev. Ja- 
cob; see Elizabeth R., 51). 

44. Hannah. 

45. Jane; m. Elias Scudder, (probably son of William Scudder, of 
Kingston, Somerset Co.). 

46. JtTDA. 

47. George. 

48. Philip; m. Ann Peterson. (Foregoing families not located). 

Children of Rev. Jacob Van Artsdalen (25) and Mary Sutphen: 

49. Mary, b. Aug. 11, 1767; d. Feb. 12, 1827; m., Aug. 8, 1793, 
Grover Coe (son of Capt. Benjamin Coe and Phebe Grover, of New- 
town, L. I.), who was b. July 2, 1764, and d. Sept. 14, 1813. He was a 
merchant at Springfield, N. J. 9 ch. 

50. Jane; m. Stewart, of Elizabethtown. 

51. Elizabeth Ryerson; m. Isaac Van Arsdale (sup. 43). 

52. Elias, of Newark, b. Dec. 13, 1770, at Freehold, N. J. ; d. Mar. 

"In this connection attention is called to an error in the Quarterly, Vol. VII, 
p. 291 and Vol. VI, p. 104, where this Abraham I. Van Arsdale is stated to have m. 
Mar}' Magdalene, dau. of the first Jacob Eoff, and to have d. 181 1, after which his 
widow, Mary, m. Capt. Samuel Boylan. We based this in part on Snell's "Hunt. 
and Som.," p. 702, and other publications. Since we suppose that Abraham was b. 
about 1765. perhaps full twenty years after Mary M. Eoff, this of itself would sug- 
gest an improbability. Rut, in addition, we find Abraham I. to have been living 
in 1814 and later; and his descendant, Mrs. Taylor, writes us that he did not di« 
until Aug., 1849, at Summer Hill, Cayuga co., N. Y., to which place he had removed. 
This being the case, Mary Eoff, his wife, must have been a granddau. of Jacob 
Eoff; and it must have been still another Mary Eoff (if that name be correct) 
who m. Capt. Samuel Boylan. 



The Van Arsdale Family— Pluckemin Line 107 

19, 1846; m. Margaret Johnston (dau. of Robert, of Dutchess co., N. 
Y.). He grad. from Princeton College in 1791 ; studied law under 
Judge Elisha Boudinot, of Newark ; was admitted to N. J. Bar in 1795 
and always practiced there. Became President of State Bank of Newark 
in 181 2, but continued practice and was eminent in his profession. De- 
gree of LL. D. by Princeton just before his death. (For ch.,- see infra). 

Children of Philip H. Van Arsdalen (29) and Sarah Wortman : 

53. Henry P., shoemaker, of Pluckemin, b. Feb. 17. 1788; d. May 
8, 1874; m., Dec. 30, 1812. Ida Van fVrsdale I dau. of Philip I., 35), who 
was b. Oct. 24. 1795, and d. Dec. 17, 1855. (For ch., see infra). 

54. Sarah Tennis, b. Feb. 17, 1790; m., Dec. 20, 1810, Richard 
Van Nostrand. Resided at New Brunswick. 

55. Jane 'Ditmaus, b. June 9, 1792; m., Mar. 15, 1810, Isaac V. 
A. Gaston (son of Joseph Gaston and Ida Van Arsdalen, 36), who was 
b. Sept. 9, 1784, and d. Feb. 11, 181 1. He was a farmer and saddler at 
Pluckemin. One ch., Philip, who was accidentally killed by a gun when 
a boy. 

56. Elizabeth, b. July 12, 1794; d July 26, 1875; m., Oct. 15, 
1812, Peter Van Arsdale (76; whom see). 

57. John, b. Sept. 14, 1796; m. Eliza Booraem, of New Brunswick, 
and resided there. They had a dau., Sarah Augusta, b. 1834, said to 
have m., 1857, Rev. John H. Suydam, D. D., pastor at Philadelphia, Jer- 
sey City, etc. 

58. Philip, of North Branch, b. July 5, 1799; m., Jan. 12, 1831, 
ii ile. Ch. : Sarah Jane, who m., Jan. 4, 1855, Bergun D. Van- 

derbeek, of North Branch ; Mary Bell, unm. 

Children of Philip H. Van Arsdalen (29) and Mary W. Annin: 
Vnn, b. Mar. 19, 1807 ; unm. 
60. Cornelia H., b. Dec. 23, 1809; m. Rev. Charles Ford (his sec- 
ond wife), of Williamstown, Gloucester co., N. J. 

Aletta Voorhees, b. July 16, 1812; m., Oct. 30, 1833, James 
Kirkpatrick, of Newark, N. J. 

62. Catharine Gaston, b. Jan. 31, 1816; m., July 23, 1834, An- 
drew B. Van Deren, of Hackettstown, N. J. 

63. Frances Di June 6, 1818; m., Feb. 3, 1846, Richard 
Dennis Cook, of Somerville, N. J. 

:>ren of Henry H. Van Arsdale (32) and Zilpha Allen : 

64. John, b. May 1, 1800; m., Nov. 10, 1838, Eliza Gilpin, who 
ay 23, 1864, in New York City. 

65. Jane Ditmars, b. Oct. 27, 1803; d. June 15, 1877; m -> ' > 



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7, 1883, Nicholas W. Parsell, who was b. Nov. 23, 1797, and d. 1879. 
Resided at New Brunswick. Ch. : (1) Mary, b. 1824; d. 1917; m. 
F. M. Schneeweiss, who had ch. : Henry; Oliver; Rev. Frank M. W. 
(2) Sarah Ross, b. 1826; d. 1874; unm. (3) John N. A., b. 1829; d. 
1899 ; m. Fannie Price. Ch. : Mary, wife of Rev. Wm. M. Legget, of 
Chatham. N. Y. (4) Jane Elizabeth, b. 1831 ; living; m. William R. 
Hill. Ch.: George; Frederick; Max; William. (5) Henry V. A., 
b. 1833; d- I 9° I ; m - Hannah H. Peters. Ch. : Henry V. A., Jr. Fore- 
going all of New Brunswick, except Henry V. A., who resided in New 
York City. 

66. Mary, b. July 7, 1808; m., June 30, 1835, John J. Brown. Ch. : 
Mary R. ; Chichester, who m. Ellen White ; Catherine. 

67. Henry, b. Jan. 10, 1809; d. June 12, 1810. 

68. Richard Allen, b. May 11, 181 1 ; d. 1892; m., 1834, Jane Van 
Doren. Resided at New Brunswick. Ch. : John; Anne (who m. 
Hervey McDonald) ; Letitia; Robert V. (who m. Emma Bristol). 

69. Henry (second), of New York City, b. Jan. 25, 1814; m., 
May 6, 1845, Anna Hillman. Ch. : William H., of Chicago, b. 1846; 
John, b. 1848 and d. 1873; Catherine, b. 1851 ; d. 1874; m., June 13, 
1872, George Chambers. 

70. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 15, 1818; d. Jan. 9, 1821. 

71. Margaret, b. June 3, 1820; d. Feb. 17, 1826. 

Children of Philtp I. Van Arsdalex (35) and Margaret Wokt- 
man: 

72. Isaac P., farmer, of Pluckemin, b. Sept. 23, 1782; d. Oct. 12, 
1851 ; m., Nov. 3, 1808, Laura Lane (dau. of Matthew Lane and Maria 
Johnson), who was b. Oct. 20, 1787, and d. Jan. 1858. His farm, which 
was his father's, is now owned by Bernard Bruckner, florist, being the 
second farm north of that of present John A. Powelson. Presumably he 
purchased his brothers' and sisters' shares in this farm. (See Philip I., 
35). (For ch., see infra). 

73. Sarah, b. June 17, 1785; m. (1) Tunis Van Derveer, farmer, 
of North Branch (son of John Van Derveer and Jane Van Pelt), who 
was b. about 1782 and d. 1822; and (2) Garret Stryker, of Flatlands, 
N. Y. Ch.: 1. John T., of North Branch, b. 1806; d. 1867; m., 1833, 
Margaret Field, of Lamington, who d. 1883, and had ch. : Tunis; Sarah 
Elizabeth ; Richard ; James ; Samuel ; William ; John ; Mary. 2. Philip, 
of Readington, b. 1808; d. 1887; m., 1832, Aletta Van Nest (dau. of 
Abraham Van Nest and Christiana Wortman), and had ch. : Abram; 
Sarah; Jane; Christiana; Tunis; Caroline; Ella; Margaret; Jerome. 
3. Dr. James, of North Branch, physician, b. 1810; d. Mar. 4, 1865; 



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m., 1835, Margaret Van Nest (sister of Aletta above), who d. Aug. 17, 
1904, and had ch.: Henry; Margaret; Christiana; Garreta; Mary; 
Jane; James; Louisa (Mrs. Henry B. Van Nest). 4. Jane Maria, of 
Trenton, b. 1815; m. Samuel B. Gaston (for whom see Quarterly, 
Vol. V., pp. 130, 199). 

74. Margaret, b. July 15, 1787; d. Sept. 27, 1843 (or 1845) ; m., 
Dec. 28, 1809, Abraham Van Doren (son of Bergun Van Doren and 
Neltje Voorhees), who was b. Aug. 7, 1786, and d. Apr. 21, 1856. He 
removed to Farmer Village, N. Y., and had 8 ch. (See "The Van Doom 
Family," pp. 99, 100). 

75. Catharine, b. July 25, 1789; d. Aug. 23, 1888, at Absaraka, 
No. Dakota; m., Jan. 9, 1812, John C. Powelson (son of Cornelius Pow- 
elson and Catherine Sutphen), who resided in N. Y. City after his mar- 
riage until 1818, then near Rochester, N. Y., and later removed from 
Lockport, N. Y., to Galesburg, Michigan. Ch. : 1. Margaret, of Lowell, 
Mich., b. 1812; m. Cuykendall. 2. Cornelius, b. 1813; d. in in- 
fancy. 3. Abraham V., of Edmore, Mich., b. 1817; m. . 4. Cor- 
nelius (2nd), of Galesburg, Mich., b. 1819 ; m, Margaret Howland. 5. 
Isaac V., of Absaraka, N. Dak., b. 1822; d. 1888; m. Sarah Elizabeth 
Allen. 6. Joseph Stoll, of Plainfield, N. J., b. near Rochester, N. Y., 
Sept. 14, 1824; d. Dec. 21, 1901 ; m., 1854, Sarah Van Arsdale (100, 
whom see). He spelled his name Powlison, as do his descendants. Ch. : 
John Augustus, of North Plainfield, recently of Powlison and Jones, fur- 
niture dealers; Martha, of North Plainfield, who m. Anthony C. La- 
boyteaux; Charles Ford, of Lakehurst, who m. Harriet West; has been 
active in Y. M. C. A. work ; is now Secretary of the New York Childs 
Welfare Society. 7. Gilbert, of Traverse City, Mich., b. 1826; he m. 

. 8. Philip E. ; d. in infancy. 9. John V., of Durand, Mich., b. 

1831 ; m. . 10. Martha E., of Galesburg, Mich. ; deceased ; unm. 

76. Peter, of near Pluckemin, b. Oct. 16, 1791; d. Jan. 24, 1880; 
m., Oct. 15, 1812, Elizabeth Van Arsdale (dau. of Philip H., 29), who 
was b. July 12, 1794, and d. July 26, 1875. (For ch., see infra). 

77. Abraham P., b. Sept. 7, 1793; d. Sept. 15, 1817; unmarried. 

78. Ida, b. Oct. 24, 1795; d. Dec. 17, 1855; m -> Dec - 3°. r 8i2, 
Henry P. Van Arsdale (53, whom see). 

79. Maria, b. Sept. 21, 1798; d. Oct. 9, 1747; m. Andrew Van 
Pelt, farmer, of North Branch (son of Ruliff Van Pelt and Catherine 
Ten Eyck), who was b. 1798, and d. Apr. 4, 1854. Ch. : 1. Ralph, b. 
Feb. 14, 1820; m. Mary Hall. 2. Catherine Aletta, b. 1824; m., 1842, 
Jacob Van Doren Powelson (son of John A. Powelson and Alche Van 
Doren), who was b. 1818 and d. 1889. He was long a ruling elder in 
the Pluckemin Presby. church. 3. Sarah V. D., b. Apr. 21, 1829; m. 



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James Barkman, of New York. 4. Margaret, b. June 28, 1831 ; m. Chris- 
topher Stryker, of North Branch. 5. James V. D., b. Jan. 4, 1842; unm. ; 
was a member of the wholesale dry goods firm of Cornell, Amerman & 
Van Pelt, of New York. 6. Jane Eliza, b. Dec. 15, 1843; m - Stephen 
Beach, Jr., of Pluckemin, and is the only member of the foregoing family 
living; resides at Natick, Mass. 

80. Dinah, b. Oct. 2, 1800; m. Nathaniel Hixson, and removed to 
Lockport, N. Y. Ch. : Arvilla ; Mary ; Cornelia ; Almeda ; Nathan ; 
Philip and others. 

81. Elias Brown, b. Apr. 3, 1803; d. Feb. 11, 1852; m., Dec. 
6, 1823, Sarah N. Layton (probably dan. of Anthony Layton and Mary 
Lane), who was b. July 24, 1802, and d. Dec. 25, 1886. They resided 
at Bound Brook, and later in life at Pluckemin. He was one of the 
organizing members and first officials of the Reformed church at South 
Bound Brook in 1848. He also, before going to Bound Brook, taught 
school near Pluckemin. ( For ch., see infra). 

Children of Abraham I. Van Arsdale (37) and Mary Eoff: 
81a. Abraham B., b. and d. 1790. 

82. Isaac, b. June 13, 1791 ; d. Sept. 28, 1844; m. Oct. 12, 1809, 
Maria Van Doren (dau. of Jacob Van Doren and Maria Melick), who 
was b. June 20, 1791, and d. Aug. 10, 1849. Mr. Van Arsdale first re- 
sided in West Va., but later at Fleming, N.Y. | For ch., see infra). 

Children of Elias Van Arsdale (52) and Margaret Johnston: 

82a. Elias, Jr., of Newark, b. 1801 ; d. 1854; unm. 

He gradu. from Princeton College, 1819; was adm. to New Jersey Bar, 
1822; was Clerk of Essex co., i827-'39, and succeeded his father in 1846 
as President of the State Bank of Newark. 

82b. William, of New York City, b. Sept. 30, 1802; d. May 22, 
1885 ; unm. 

82c. Eliza Matilda, b. May 19, 1804; d. Nov. 6, 1806. 

82d. Margaret Adeline, b. Aug. 26, 1805; d. May 1, 1806. 

82c Robert, of Newark, b. 1807; d. Dec. 24, 1873; unm. 

He also grad. from Princeton, 1826; was adm. to the N. J. Bar, :. 

82f. Edward, of Newark, b. Mar. 31, 1813; d. Mar. 4, 1849; unm - 

82g. Jacob, of Newark, b. Sept. 3, 1815; d. Mar. 23, 1864; m. 
Julia C. Gumming (dau. of Rev. Hooper Gumming, of Newark). He 
also grad. from Princeton, 1835, and was adm. to N. J. Bar, 1838; was 
Prosecutor of the Pleas of Essex co. 1852-7. 

82h. Henry, physician, of Morristown, b. Si 1819; d. Jan. 

25, 1864; m., Dec. 11, 1849, Hester Ann Wetmore (dau. of Charles 
J. Wetmore, of Morristown). (For ch., see infra). 



The Van Arsdale Family — Pluckemin Line ill 

Children of Henry P. Van Arsdale (53) and Ida Van Arsdale: 

83. Sarah, b. Nov. 29, 181 3 ; d. Apr. 4, 1853 ; m., Mar. 14, 1832, James 
Low, of North Branch, who d. Aug. 31, 1881, at Fairview, 111., to which 
place he removed after Sarah's death. Ch. : Ida Maria ; Margaret 
Ten Brook; John; Henry Van Arsdale ; George; Isaac Fisher; James 
Beekman ; Frederick. 

84. Zilpha, b. Mar. 21, 1816; d. July 26, 1869; unm - 

85. Mary, b. Oct. 19,-1818; d. Nov. 8, 1910; m. Rev. Abram D. 
Wilson (his second wife), who was b. at Amwell, N. J., Nov. 15, 1789, 
and d. July 21, 1876, at Fairview, 111., where he was called the "father of 
Western missions" of the Reformed church. (See Corwin's "Manual," 
4th Ed., p. 914). Mary returned to New Jersey after Mr. Wilson's death. 

86. Philip, salesman, b. June 30, 1821 ; d. Oct. 14, i860; m. Phebe 
L. Voorhees. Resided at Somerville and Washington, D. C. (For ch., 
see infra). 

87. Isaac, of Zion, Cecil co., Maryland, farmer, b. Nov. 29, 1823 ; 
d. July 4, 1910; m. (1) Mary P. Smock, and (2) Marion Larzelier. 
Ch.: Gertrude, b. May 21, 1851 ; Mary, b. Oct. 25, 1856. 

88. Jane Eliza, b. Nov. 19, 1832; d. Jan. 7, 1863; unm. 

89. Margaret, b. May 16, 1830; d. Dec. 31, 1912; m. (1) May 
7, 1857, Abner R. Smith, of Zion, Md., and (2) Thomas Minor, of Vir- 
den, 111. Ch. (by A. R. Smith): Ida, b. 1858; Kate, b. i860; Lizzie, 
b. i860; Stephen Alfred, b. 1861 ; Mary Nunn, b. 1863. (By T. M.) : 
Charlotte ; Harriet ; Zilpha. 

90. Peter, b. Dec. 18, 1835; d. Aug. 9, 1836. 

91. Henrietta, of Pluckemin, b. Apr. 15, 1843; living; m., Jan. 
6, 1864, David L. R. Hoff. farmer, who was b. Mar. 13. 1838, and d. Dec. 
31, 1815. Mrs. Hoff resides at Pluckemin in Summer, and at Roselle in 
Winter, and has given the writer much information used in this article. 
Ch. : 1. Ida Larue. 2. Charlotte Melick. 3. Elizabeth Dockson, who 
m., Oct. 10, 1894, Isaac Van Cleef, and has ch. : Edgar Milton, private 
in U. S. Army, who m., June 30, 1918, Nettie I. Cook; Margaret Fra- 
ser; Arthur Abram. 4. Margaret, who m., Oct. 12, 1899, Caleb Douglas 
Fraser, and has ch. : Mary Douglas ; Margaret ; Margaret Melick. 5. 
Charles Henry, who m., Oct. 12, 1904, Lillie May Amerman. 6. Mary 
Van Arsdale, who d. Oct. 19, 1896. 

Children of Isaac P. Van Arsdale (72) and Laura Lane: 

92. Philip I., farmer, of Pluckemin, b. Aug. 29, 1809; d. Mar. 13, 
1885; m., Nov. 3, 1859, Ann N. Hardenbergh (dau. of Garret B. Har- 
denbergh and Catherine Hill, and granddau. of Rev. Charles Harden- 
bergh, pastor at Bedminster 1802-20), who was b. Mar. 22, 1834, and is 
living. (For ch., see infra). 



112 Somerset County Historical Quar, 

93. Rev. Jacob R., b. Sept. 13, 181 1 ; d. 1871 ; m. Martha Dawes, 
of Stanton, Hunterdon co., X. J. He grad. from Rutgers College in 1830, 
and from the New Brunswick Seminary in 1833, and was pastor of Re- 
formed churches at Berne, N. Y., (2nd church; 1834-5; Mt. Pleasant 
(Stanton), N. J., i835-'5o; Tyre, N. Y., i8so-'64; without charge, 
1864-';!. (For ch., see infra). 

94. Maria, b. Nov. 2, 1813; m. Peter Van Nest, of Millstone, 
N.J. 

95. Margaret, b. June 4, 1822; m., Dec. 5, i860, Ruliff Voorhees, 
farmer, of Pluckemin. Has dau., Mary, living, unm. 

Children of Peu.:< Van Arsdale (76) and Elizabeth Van Arsdale: 

96. Margaret, b. Oct. 20, 1813; d. 1878; m., Oct. 3, 1843, 

Abraham Vroom, farmer, of Pluckemin (son of Philip Vroom and De- 
borah Tunison), who was b. Mar. 12, 1818, and d. Apr. 3, 1878. Ch. : 
1. Peter, of Pluckemin; living; m. (1) Louise M. Lane (deceased), 
and (2) Elizabeth Herman. Six ch. 2. Philip A., of Plainfield; living. 

Philip P., b. May 16, 1816; d. 1900; m. (1) Nov. 21, 1838, 
Ann Kirkpatrick, who was b. Nov. 21, 1838, and d. Jan. 25, 1878; and 

, 1880, Mary Emma Cook, artist, (dau. of Thomas Cook and Mary 
C. Cook, of Newark, N. J.), who is living at 301 E. Front St., Plainfield, 

(. Philip P. was a music teacher, and famous as a leader of music 
classes and of Sunday School singing. He resided in various places — 

Pluckemin at first; then at Newark, New York, Pluckemin; then 
had charge of music in Lafayette College and opened a music store in 
Easton ; ten years later went to Jersey City to take charge of the music 
in the Reformed Dutch church there, and taught classes in music in the 
Y. M. C. A. From Jersey City he went to Plainfield (about 1879) an( ^ 
lived a retired life until his death. He was also the author of some Sun- 
day School hymns and music. One who remembered Philip P. well 
seventy-five years ago says of him: "My memory runs back to my 
boyhood in the '40's, when this gentleman taught in successive Winters a 
public singing-school in my village. He was then accounted a 'sweet 
singer in Israel,' and very distinctly do I recall his appearance on the 
platform as, with elevated arm, he struck the first high notes of 'J ov > 
joy to the World !' Young couples marched arm in arm to and from that 
school on cold Winter nights who are now gray-haired great-grandpar- 
ents." (For ch., see infra). 

98. Jane Ditmars, b. Sept. 1, 1818; m., Nov. 18, 1841, Brogan 
Covert Amerman, a wheelwright and undertaker of Pluckemin, who was 
b. 1817 and d. 1902. Ch. : Martha Covert, who m., Jan. 13, 1876, John 
Dolliver, and resides in North Plainfield, N. J., and had one son, John 
Covert, b. June 1, 1881. and d. Aug. 29, 1894. 



The Van Arsdale Family — Pluckcmin Line 113 

99. Tunis Van Derveer, farmer, of Pluckemin, b. Apr. 29, 1821 ; 
d. Jan., 1885 ; m. (1) Sept. 29, 1842, Sarah DeMott (dau. of John De 
Mott and Lydia Kirkpatrick), who was b. Nov. 9, 1822, and d. Jan. 27, 
1848; and (2), Apr. 24, 1850, Magdalen Vosseller (dau. of Jacob Vos- 
seller and Sarah Deforest), who was b. Jan. 23, 1829, and d. Sept. 16, 
191 3. The Van Derveer farm was due west of the farm of Philip H. 
Van Arsdalen (29), on the road from Pluckemin to North Branch. (For 
ch., see infra). 

100. Sarah, b. Aug. 10, 1823; d. Aug. 21, 1916; m., May 18, 
1854, Joseph Stoll Powlison (son of John C. Powelson and Catherine 
Van Arsdalen, 75), who was b. near Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1824, 
and d. Dec. 21, 1901. He was a sash and blind manufacturer and under- 
taker at Pluckemin and Bound Brook, and, finally, kept a furniture store 
at Plainfield. (For ch., see under Catherine, 75). 

101. Bergun Van Doren, farmer, of Peapack, N. J., b. Mar. 29, 
1826; d. Mar., 1867; m., Sept. 1848, Susan Jemima Crater, who was 
b. Jan. 7, 1832, and d. July 3, 1895. (For ch., see infra). 

102. Ida Maria, b. Jan. 21, 1829; d. Aug. 8, 1830. 

103. Eliza Si.oan, b. June 22, 1831 ; d. Sept. 11, 1833. 

104. Mary Ann, b. May 8, 1834; d. 1881 ; m., June 11, 1873, 
Stewart Brown, mercfiant, of Pluckemin, who was b. 1839, in Antrim 
co., Ireland, came to America in 185 1 and d. 191 5. No ch. Mr. Brown, 
later, married Lydia Van Arsdale McMurtry (see Lydia, 141). 

Children of Elias B. Van Arsdale (81) and Sarah N. Layton : 

105. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 22, 1824; d. Mar. 29, 1842, at Bound 
Brook, N. J. 

106. Margaret, b. Feb. 17, 1826; d. at Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1882; 
m., Oct. 1, 1849, Dennis S. Messier, of Pluckemin, who d. at Philadel- 
phia about 190 1. Ch. : Laura; Edward; Anna, who m. (1) John Hess, 
and (2) Ira Van Arsdale, of Plainfield (son Peter in). 

107. Abraham, farmer of Pluckemin, b. Dec. 14, 1827 ; d. Aug. 29, 
1891 ; in., Nov. 8, 1854, Jane Van Nest, who was b. 1826 and d. May 10, 
1911. (For ch., see infra). 

108. Laura Maria, b. Feb. 20, 1830; d. Nov. 2, 1904; m., Oct. 
1, 185 1, Rev. Henry William Felton Jones, who was b. at Antiqua, W. I., 
June 9, 1829, and d. Sept., 191 5. He was pastor of the Bergen Point 
Ref. ch. i86o-'84, and of the First Presby. ch. there 1884-1901, when he 
retired. Ch. : Walter ; Addison ; John Polhemus ; Frederick Van 
Liew, of Plainfield, who m. Anna Talliaferro; Rev. Henry Titus, of 
Coeymans, N. Y., who m. Mabel Large, of Whitehouse, N. J.; Marianne, 

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of Cranford, N. J., who m. Elmer E. Bigoney ; Charles Stephen, unm. ; 
Laura Anna. 

109. Anthony Layton, b. Jan. 10, 1832; d. Apr. 28, 1833. 

no. Philip, farmer, of Batavia, 111., b. Dec. 16, 1833; d. Aug. 1, 
1901 ; m. (1) Oct. 8, 1856, Elsie Voorhees, of Middlebush, N. J., who d. 
1868; and (2) Sophia Van Liew, of Batavia. (No ch. by S. V. L.). 
(For ch. by E. V., see infra). 

in. Peter E., farmer, of Plainfield, N. J., b. Feb. 7, 1836; d. Aug. 
14, 1900; m., Oct. 24, 1861, Sarah Elizabeth Vroom, of Pluckemin, who 
was b. July 5, 1840, and d. Jan. 2, 191 1. (For ch., see infra). 

112. Rev. Nathaniel Hixson, D. D., of 76 DeMott Ave., Clifton, 
N. J., b. Apr. 6, 1838; living; m., Sept. 1, 1868, Harriet Walton Has- 
brouck, of High Falls, N. Y., who is living. Dr. Van Arsdale was b. at 
Bound Brook, N. J., where his parents resided until they removed to 
Pluckemin ; graduated from Rutgers College 1862, and from the New 
Brunswick Seminary 1867; had Reformed ch. pastorates at Clove, N. 
Y., 1867-74; Chatham, N. Y., 1874-80; Paterson (Broadway ch.), 1881- 
95 ; Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, 1899-1901 ; Athenia, N. J., 1901-09. 
He became Associate Editor of the "Christian Intelligencer" in Jan., 
1883, and Editor-in-Chief Apr. 1, 1909, retiring July 1, 1917, although 
still (1919) a contributing Editor. Degree by Rutgers in 1889. (For 
ch., see infra). 

113. Ann DeGroote, of Paterson, N. J., b. Dec. 25, 1843; d. Jan. 
3, 1888; m. Warren L. Sell. 

Children of Isaac Van Arsdale (82) and Maria Van Doren: 

114. Abraham Isaac, of Castile, N. Y. ; m. Maria Noxen. 

115. Mary Van Doren, of Auburn, N. Y. ; m. (1) James Mc- 
Murren; (2) Dr. Frank H. Hamilton. 

116. Jacob Van Doren, of Castile, N. Y. ; m. Eliza M. Noxen. 

117. Andrew Mellick, of Baltimore, Md. ; m. (1) Rachel Ann 
Dillon; (2) Mary E. Wolfe. 

118. Mar(;akj:t Stryker, of Bound Brook, N. J.; m. Nathaniel 
Alward. (Mrs. William J. Taylor, now of Orange, formerly of Bound 
Brook, a dau). 

119. Katherine Kearney; unm. 

120. John Quincy Adams, of Colton, Cal. ; m. Jane Coalter 
Brown. 

121. William Kearney, of Saratoga, N. Y. ; m. Elizabeth Wilber. 

122. Elizabeth Voorhees, of Bound Brook; unm. 

123. Henry Vanderveer, of Auburn, N. Y. ; m. Harriet Janette 
Perry. 



The Van Arsdale Family — Pluckemin Line 115 

(Full dates of above, and ch., may be found in "The Van Doom 
Family" (1909), p. 433). 

Children of Dr. Henry Van Arsdale (8211) and Hester A. Wet- 
more : 

123a. Henry, of 44 Avon Ave., Newark, N. J., b. Dec. 26, 1851 ; 
living; m. Alice H. White. Ch. : 1. Hester Anne, b. May 20, 1887; 
unm. 2. Henry, Jr., b. Feb. 1, 1889; unm. ; resides at 25 W. 44th 
St., New York City. 3. Alice Maude, b. Jan. 12, 1893; unm. 

123b. William Waldo, of New York City. b. Nov. 17, 1855; d. 
Mar. 17, 1899; m. Edith K. White. 

Children of Philip Van Arsdale (86) and Piiebe L. Voorhees: 

124. Ira, b. Nov. 21, 1844; d. young. 

125. John, b. Oct. 22, 1846; d. young. 

126. Isaac, b. Feb. 1, 1848; d. young. 

127. Annie H., b. Jan. 25, 1850; deceased; m. Thomas Songster. 
Ch. : Thomas. 

128. Joseph S., of "Imperial," Columbia Road, Washington, D. C, 
b. Dec. 26, 1851 ; living ; m. Anna P. Green. He has been for some 
forty years in an important position in the Treasury Department at 
Washington. Ch. : Joseph, of Hartford, Conn. ; Alice, of Seattle, 
Wash.; George, of Boston, Mass.; Emily, of Washington (the first 
three married). 

William W., b. Nov. 4, 1853; deceased; m. Annie V. Rob- 
erts, who resides in Baltimore. 

130. Charles Elston, b. Oct. 29, 1855; deceased; m. Mary Knox. 
Ch. : Nina, m. and living at Chevy Chase, Md. 

131. Ida, b. Jan. 30, 1858; living at 1759 Columbia Road, Wash- 
ington ; unm. 

132. T lip, b. Jan. 30, i860; living; unm. 

Children of Philip I. Van Arsdale (92) and Ann N. Hardenbergh : 

133. Laura, b. Dec. 10, i860: m., May 31, 1882, John Kugler; 
resides Three Bridges, N. J. 

134. Sarah, b. Aug. 25, 1865; m., Sept. 5, 1885, Abram Harden- 
bergh ; resides Neshanic, N. J. 

135. Elmer, b. June 24, i860; m., Aug. 1, 1888, Annie Able; re- 
sides Bernardsville, N. J. Ch. : Raymond, b. Mar. 5, 1889; m., Sept. 
14, : rgaret Kutz, of Tunkhannock, Pa. 

136. Ada, b. Nov. 24, 1872; unm. ; resides Pluckemin. 

Children of Rev. Jacob Van Arsdale (93) and Marti \ Dawes: 

Mary ; m. Jacob Nearpass. Ch. : Annie, Frank, Isabel, Jacob, 
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Laura ; living ; m. Oscar G. Smith. Ch. : Norwood, Martha, Emma, 
Laura, Rhoda, Oscar, Mabel. 

Jane; living; m. William Mills. Ch. : Fanny, George, Maud, 
Charles, Jesse. 

James; m. Hannah Avery. Ch. : William, Arthur. 

Amy; m. Albert Haney. Ch. : Victor, Laura, Albert. 

Isaac; d. young. 

George; d. young. 

Margaret ; d. young. 

Ellen ; m. Frederick Teller. Ch. : Guy, James. 

Annie; m. James Goodell. Ch. : Judson, Grover, Edwin, Ger- 
trude, Rowland, Mattie. 

Louisa; living; unm. 

John; living; m. Mary . Ch. : Mary. 

[All the foregoing ch. of Rev. Jacob are deceased, except those 
stated as living. Names received too late for consecutive numbering]. 

Children of Philip P. Van Arsdale (97) and Ann Kirkpatrick: 

137. Peter, b. Mar. 6, 1841 ; d. July 3, 1843. 

138. John Kirkpatrick, of Plainfield,, b. Dec. 2$, 1844; d. 1894; 
m. Sarah Elliott, who resides in North Plainfield, N. J. He entered 
Lafayette College, but grad. from Rutgers, 1864. He was long con- 
nected with the Chatham National Bank of New York City. Ch. : An- 
nie; Josephine; Bessie; Elliot. 

139. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 14, 1847 ; d. 1885 ; m. Henry Carpenter, 
of Plainfield, who is deceased. Ch. : Raymond Van Arsdale. 

Child of Philip P. Van Arsdale (97) and Mary Emma Cook: 

140. Philip, of Milford, N. J., teacher and farmer, b. Sept. 24, 
1884; living; m., 1908, Rachel Oatman. Is said to have studied at 
Rutgers, and then grad. from Brown University, afterward attending the 
New York Univ. Law School. Ch. : Wilhelmina, b. 1910. 

Children of Tunis V. D. Van Arsdale (99) and Sarah DeMott: 

141. Lydia, b. July 15, 1843; living; m. (1) Feb. 7, 1865, James 
McMurtry, of Bernardsville, who was b. July 29, 1823, and d. Nov. 6, 
1875; and (2) Stewart Brown, of Pluckemin. (See under 104). Ch. 
(by i -V M ) : Minnie, who m. James Woods; Harvey, who m. Mary 
Van Duyn. 

142. Eliza, b. July 18, 1846; d. May 4, 1916; m. (1) Sept. 21 
1865, William Henry Nicholas, of Marengo, la., who d. 1867; and (2) 
Dec. 3, 1873, William Ker Gaston, of Somerville, N. J. Ch. (by W. H. 



The Van Arsdale Family — Pluckemin Line 117 

N.) : Rev. Vanderveer V. A. Nicholas, of Midland, Mich. (For ch. by 
W. K. G., see Quarterly, Vol. V, p. 207). 

Children of Tunis V. D. Van Arsdale (99) and Magdalen Vossel- 
ler: 

143. Jacob, farmer, of Whitehouse Sta., N. J.; b. Sept. 27, 1852; 
ng; m. (1) Sarah Van Nest (dau. of George Van Nest and Margaret 

enport, of North Branch) ; and (2) Elizabeth Van Derbeek (dau. 
of William V T an Derbeek and Elizabeth Cole, of Lamington). Ch: Ed- 
ward, who m. Sarah Hockenbury and d. 1918; Frank, who m. Carrie 
Dalley and d. 191 7. 

144. Peter, of Pluckemin, b. Feb. 23, 1855 ; living ; m. Elizabeth 
Whitlock (dau. of Israel Whitlock and Caroline MundyJ, who was b. 

6, 1855. (For ch., see infra). , 
;. Emma T., of Pluckemin; living; m. James Vanderveer Ten 
Eyck. Ch. : Harold; Magdalin. 

Children of Bergun V. D. Van Arsdale (101) and Susan J. Crater: 
146. George Schenck, b. Jan. 8, 1851 ; living, at Peapack, N. J.; 
m. Sarah Potter (dau. of Sering Potter, Sr., and Elizabeth Smith, of 
Potter sville). No ch. 

Sarah Louise, b. Apr. 15, 1855: living; m. (1) Marcus P. 
Wyker, of Newton, N. J., who deceased; and (2) J. E. Richie, of Lima, 
Ohio. Resides at Cleveland, Ohio. Ch. : Lillian Wyker. 

148. Morris Crater, merchant, of North Plainfield, N. J., b. Sept. 
30, 1862; living; m. Minnie Elizabeth Chapin, who was b. Dec. 13, 1867. 
Mr. Van Arsdale has long been one of the prominent and successful busi- 
ness men of Plainfield, active in the Board of Trade and Congregational 
church, Bank director, etc. (For ch., see infra). 

149. Almeda, who d. in infancy. 

Children of Abraham Van Arsdale (107) and Jane Van Nest: 

150. Isabella, b. Feb. 6, 1856; d. May 28, 1915; m., Feb. 6, 
1878, Jacob Kline, of Somerville, who was b. June 19, 1853, and d. Feb. 
14, 191 1. Ch. : Chauncey Field, deceased; Elizabeth, deceased; Jen- 
nie Van Arsdale. 

150a. Sarah, b. Oct. 8, 1858; d. Jan. 7, 1861. 

151. William, of 1004 W. Third St., Plainfield; living; m. Annie 
Van Fleet. Ch. : Augustus ; Charles, deceased ; Ida ; Horace ; Ella ; 
George. 

152. Georgiana, who d. May 26, 1916. 

Children of Philip Van Arsdale (ho) and Elsie Voorhees: 

153. Arvilla; m. Bert Thompson, of Aurora, 111. Ch. : Elsie; 
Mabel. 



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154. Anna; m. Thomas Laird, of Batavia, 111. Ch. : Philip; 
Eva. 

155. Nathaniel Hixson, of Batavia, 111.; m. Jean Laird. 

156. Sarah, of Kaneville, 111. ; m. . 

Children of Peter E. Van Arsdale (hi) and Sarah E .Vroom 

157. George, of 546 Walnut St., Elizabeth, N. J.; m., Oct. 22, 
1890, Flora McCulley. Ch. : Harold. 

158. Ira, of Plainfield, N. J.; living; m., Nov. 24, 1897, Anna V. 
A. Hess. Ch. : Florence Elizabeth, b. Aug. 23, 1898; d. Mar. 13, 
1899. 

Children of Rev. Nathaniel H. Van Arsdale (112) and Harriet 
W. Hasbrouck : 

159. Rev. Elias Brown, of 91 Third Ave., Hawthorne, N. J., b. at 
High Falls, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1869; living; m. Agnes Royle. He grad. 
from Rutgers College 1890, and from the New Brunswick Seminary 
1893; was licensed by the Classis of Paramus ; pastor of the Ref. ch. 
at Farmer (now Interlaken), N. Y., 1893-1916; First Ref. ch. of North 
Paterson, Hawthorne, N. J., 1916 to present. From July. 1916, to July, 
1917, was also Assistant Editor of the "Christian Intelligencer." Ch. : 
John Rovle ; Lyle Hasbrouck. 

160. Cressida, of Athenia, N. J.; living; m. Arthur Livingstone 
Helmes. Ch. : Chester Van Arsdale ; Walter Livingstone ; Harold Hix- 
son. 

161. Russel, of Savannah, Ga. ; deceased; m. Phebe Trumps. 
Ch. ; Joan ; Hixson ; Walter S. : Phebe. 

162. Louisa Wright, of Brattleboro, Vt. ; deceased; m. Christie 
Crowell. 

163. Charles Frederick, of Woodcliff, N. |. ; living; m. Alice 
Hardenbrook. Ch. : Allen Hill; John 

164. Walter Hasbrouck, of Clifton, N. J.; living; m. Lavina 
Van Dillen. 

of Peter Van Arsdale (144) and Elizabeth Whitlock: 

165. Cora M., of North Plainfield ; m., Dec. 30, 1897, Charle 
Harden. Ch. : Mildred A., Charlotte 

166. Geor' Vorth Plainfield; m., Jan., 1900, Walter 
Conover. Ch. : Norman; Grace; Walter; Ruth; Alice; Robert; 
Roger ; Herbert ; Elizabeth ; Helen. 

167. Isaac Vanderveer, of Hoboken ; m., Oct., 1904, Ellen Quig- 
ley. 

168. Jacob Vosseller, of Plainfield; tn. (1) Mary Fitzsimnions, 
who d. 1909, and (2), July, 191 1, Elizabeth Hall. 



Somerset Civil List, 1688-1799 119 

169. Joseph S., of New York City; deceased; m., 1902, Elizabeth 
Benson. Ch. : Elizabeth. 

170. Carrie E., of Plainfield; m., July 27, 1909, Walter Hand. 
Ch. : Frances ; Irvin ; Carol, deceased ; Vanderveer ; Donald. 

Children of Morris C. Van Arsdale (148) and Minnie E. Chapin: 

171. Arthur Crater, of 92 Fairview Ave., North Plainfield, b. 
May 2i, 1888; living; m., June 15, 191 1, Maud Emmons (dau. of John 
P. Emmons, of North Plainfield). Ch. : Bergun Emmons; Myra. 

172. Malcolm Guekin, of Maplewood, N. J., b. April 3, 1890; liv- 
ing-; m., Mar. 27, 1913, Alma Hutchinson, of Trenton. Ch. : Mal- 
colm Guerin, Jr. 

[Note. — In compiling the foregoing the writer has not undertaken to state just 
which of the males who were of age to take part in the Revolutionary War did 
so. A large number of Van Arsdales were in the Revolutionary army, but the 
duplicates in names and the fact that certainly many were of what we choose to 
call the Harlingen, Neshanic and Franklin twso. lines, make it now impossible to 
designate the actual soldiers, except in an instance or two. There were also some 
in the Whiskey Insurrection War, War of 1812, the War of the Rebellion and the 
late European War]. 

■jt & & .< 
SOMERSET CIVIL LIST, 1688-1799 

Sui . : 1 ' rARY to Snell's "Civil List" 

[Co, om Page 37] 

McEowen, Alexander, Coroner, 17 

McEowen, Daniel, Justice of the Peace, 1749, 1752. 

McEowen, William, Justice of the Peace, 1794, 1799. 

McDonald, Georg itary Public, 1709. 

McDonald, William, Sheriff, 1761. 1762, 1771 ; Justice of the Peace, 

1767, 1708; Justice of the Quorum, 1768.' 
Manning, John, Justice of the Peace, 1781, 1786. 
Mattison, Aaron, Justice of the Peace, 1785, 1790. 
Mercer, Archibald", Judge of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace, 

1790. 
Miller, Paul, Ju^iice of the Peace, 1730, 1739, 1759; Justice of the Peace 

of the Quorum, 1739, 1752; Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1753, 

I7S5. 1/56, 1759; Judge Common Pleas, 1749, 1759. 
Mompesson, Roger, Justice of the Peace, 1 inc. Middlesex), 1708, 1713. 

, John, Justice of the Peace, (inc. Middlesex), 1715. 
Morgan, Benjamin, Justice of the Peace, 1768. 

Morns, Lewis, Justice 0! the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1713, 1715, 1725. 
Morris, Robert Hunter, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1755, 1756. 
Neal, Henry, Justice of the Peace and Ass't Judge of Common Pleas, 

!7 2 5- 
Nevill, Samuel, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1752, 1753, 1755, 1756. 

Nevius, David, justice of the Peace, 1800. 



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Nowec, John, High Sheriff (inc. Middlesex), 1707. 

Ogden, David, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1774. 

Ogden, Robert, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1770, 1771 . 

Parker, Elisha, Justice of 1! liddlesex), 1711, 1713, 1715. 

Parker, James, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1770, 1771, 1774. 

Parker, John. Justice of the Peace, 1725. 

Perine, Peter, Coroner, 1752; Justice o"f the Peace, 1767, 1768, 1776. 

Pike, John, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1711, 1713. 

Pike, Thomas, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1715. 

Pinhorne, William, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1708, 1710. 

Powers, Richard, Justice of the Peace, 1730; Ass't Judge Common 

Pleas, 1730. 
Probasco, John, Justice of the Peace, 1795 
Quarry, Robert, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 171b. 

.braham. Justice of the Peace, 1777. 
Ralph, Joseph, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1705, 1708. 
Rapelier, George, Justice of the Peace, 
Read, Charles, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1752, 1753, 1766, 1767, 1768, 

1769, 1770, 17/1/17, 
Reading, John (inc. Middlesex), Justice of the Peace, 1713, 171 5, 1725. 
Reamer, George, Sheriff, 1762. 1764. 

Revell, Thomas, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1708. 
Rickey, Jacob, Justice of the Peace, 1782. 1787, 1; 
Rolph (Rolfe), Henry, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1715. 
Rolph. Moses, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1713, 1715. 

nry, Justice of the Peace, 1725. 
Roy. John, Justice of the Peace, 1752, I754( ?), 1767, 1768; Judge Oyer 

and Terminer, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770. 1772; Justice of the Quor- 
um, 1768; Judge Common Pleas, 1769, 1772. 
Royce, John, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1705; Highway 

Commissioner, 1694. 
Saltar, Richard, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1756. 
Schenck. ice of the Peace, 1767; Justice of the Quorum, 

1768: Judge Common Pleas, 1768, 1770, 1772, 1776; Judge Oyer 

and Terminer, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1774, 1776. 
Scott, Moses, Justice of the Peace, 1781, 1786; Judge Common Pleas, 

1782, 1787. 
Sebring, John, Justice of the Peace, 1782, 1787, 1792. 
Sebring, Roeloff, Justice of the Peace, 1776, 1781 ; Judge Common 

Pleas, 1 78 1. 
Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson, Surrogate, 1769. 

Shepherd, Samuel, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1705, 1708. 
Skelton, J [ustice of the Peace, 1773. 

Skinner, Stephen, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1770, 1771, 1774. 
Slater, Edward, Sheriff (inc. Essex), 1692. 
Smith, James, Justice of the Peace, 1725. 
Smyth, Frederic, Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 

1 77 1, 1772.' 1774. 
Sonmans, Peter, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1708, 1709; Judge 

Court Common Pleas (inc. Middlesex), 1708. 



Somerset Civil List, 1688-1799 121 

Southard, Henry, Justice of the Peace, 1787, 17112. 

Staats, Abraham, Justice of the Peace, 1781. 

Stevens, John, Justice of the Peace, 1730: \ss't Judge Common Pleas, 
1730; Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1770, 1771, 1774- (Father and 
son of same name). 

Steward, William, Coroner, 1752. 

Stirling, William Alexander (Lord), Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1766, 
1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1 77 1. 1772, 1774. 

Stockton, Job, Sheriff, 1758, 1759, 1765; Justice of the Peace, 1769; 
Judge Common Pleas, 1759; Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1770, 
1771, 1774. 

Stockton, John, Justice of the Peace of the Quorum, 1752; Judge Com- 
mon Pleas-, 1749; Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1752, 1753, 1755, 
1756. 

Stockton, Richard (2nd), Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1705. 

Stockton, Richard, High Sheriff, 17*18, 1774, 1770: Justice of the Peace, 
1765, 1767, 1772; Justice of the Quorum, 1768; Judge Oyer and 
Terminer, 1767. 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772;" Judge Common 
Pleas, 1772, 1781, 1785. 1792, 1794, 1798. (Two of same name; 
we cannot distinguish term! ach). 

Stockton, Samuel, lusiice of the Peace, 1730; Ass't Judge Common Pleas, 
1730. 

Stothoof, Elbert, Justice of the Peace, 1730. 

Stout, Zebulon, Justice of the Peace, 1730, 1739. 

Striker, John, Justice of the Peace, 1788, 1794: Judge Common Pleas, 
1794. 

Striker, Peter I., Justice of the Peace, 1792, 1800. 

Sutphen, Guisbert, Justice of the Peace, 1769, 1776, 1787. 

Sutton, Daniel, Justice of the Peace, 1730. 
tzey, Joshua, Justice of the Peace, 1792. 

Taylor, John, Judge Over and Terminer, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770; Jus- 
tice of the Peace, 1786 (resigned 1788). 

Ten Eyck, Abraham, Sr., Justice of the Peace, 1794. 

Ten Eyck, Jacob, Sr., Justice of the Peace, i~j< 

Terhune, Garret, Justice of the Peace, 1788, 1794. 

Terrill, Thomas, Justice cf the Peace, 1770. 

Thomson, Benjamin, justice of the Quorum, 1749; Justice of the Peace, 
I75 2 - l 759', Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1752, 1753, 1755, T756, 
1759, 1766, 1767, 1768. 176c;; Judge Common Pleas, 1759, 1765. 

Tingley, Ebenezer, justice of the Peace, 1776. 

Tompkins, Ichabod, Justice of the Peace, 1752. 

Townsley, Richard, Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1708, 1710. 

Tunison" John, War Tax Assessor, 1692; Highway Commissioner, 1694; 
Justice of the Peace (inc. Middlesex), 1708, 1710. 

Van Arsdalen, Garret, Justice of the Peace, 1776. 

Van Brunt, Nicholas, justice of the Peace, 1794. 

Van der Veer, John, Justice of the Peace, 1767, 1768, 1769. 

Van der Veer, Jacob, Justice of the Peace, 1739; Justice of the Quorum, 
1749, 1752, 1768; Judge Oyer and Terminer, 1766, 1767, 1768, 
1769, 1770, 1771, 1774; Judge Common Pleas, 1768. 



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Vanderveer, John, Justice of the Peace, 1769. 

Van der Veer, Lawrence, Justice of the Peace, 1781. 

Van Dike, Hendrick (Henry), Coroner, 1773; Justice of the Peace, 

1776. 
Van Dorn, Abraham, Sheriff, 1753. (See at end of this article). 
Van Duyn, James, Justice of the Peace, 1794, 1799. 
Van Ess, Peter, Highway Commissioner, 1694. 
Van Est, Abraham, Justice of the Peace, 1761, 1768; Justice ot the 

Quorum, 1768. 
Vanhorne, John, Justice of the Quorum, 1768. 
Vanhorne, Philip, Judge Common Pleas, 1759, 1765, 1768; Justice of the 

Quorum, 1768. 
Van Middlesworth, John, Justice of the Peace and of the Quorum, 1739; 

Judge Common Pleas, 1749. 
Van Orden, Tobias, Justice of the Peace, 1749. 
Van Orstrant, Jacob, Justice of the Peace, 1761, 1768. 
Verbryck, William, Justice of the Peace, 1773. 
Vroom, John, Justice of the Peace, 1756. 
Wahlen, William, Justice of the Peace, 1749. 
White, Anthony, Justice of the Quorum, 1768. 

It must not be overlooked that the dates named for the foregoing 
officials are only extended to the year 1799; beyond that see Snell's "Hist, 
of Hunt, and Somerset," (pp. 643-647). 

In addition to the foregoing, which, as a rule, indicates the years 
when each official named was commissioned, we have found from other 
records some sheriffs of Somerset acting in these years : 

1740. d, William. 

1745. Branson, Barefoot. 

i/4<5(?) Riddell, John. 

1751. Hollingshead, Francis. 

1754. Van Dorn, Abraham. 

The John Riddell nai i ive took office h qualifying, and a 

most interesting invi 1 crning his running away while in debt 

and during his term of office is to be found in "N. J. Archives," Vol. 
XII (pp. 212-225). It is there stated that Riddell succeeded Barefoot 
Brunson. 

From the lists above given it is possible to approximately (not cer- 
tainly or fully) determine who were sheriffs of Somerset County up to 
the close of the Revolution, to which period the list in Snell's work is 
fragmentary and incorrect. The names and dates, then, so far as we can 
gather, are somewhat as follows : 

Eari ■ iffs of Somerset 

Edward Slater, i692-i707( ?). 
John Nowec, 1707- 1708. 



Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms, 1743-1805 123 

Adam Hude, 1 708-1709. 
Barefoot Brunson, 1709-1711. 

Garvin Lockhart, 1711 (?). 

Barefoot Brunson, ( ?) ( ?). [Probably appointed again 

and holding office for a long term]. 
John Piatt, i732-i74o( ?). 
William Hollingshead, 1740 — ( ?). 

Barefoot Brunson, (?)-i745(?). 

John Riddell, I745(?)-i 74 6(?). 
Francis Hollingshead, 17461 ?)-i/52( ?). 
Abraham Van Dorn, I752(?)-I758(?). 
Job Stockton, 1 758-1 761. 
William McDonald, 1761-1762. 
George Reamer, 1762- 1765. 
Job Stockton, 1765-1768. 
Richard Stockton, 1768-1771. 
William McDonald, 1771-1774. 
Richard Stockton, 1774-1778. 
Peter Dumont, 1778-1781. 
Peter D. Vroom, 1781-1783. 

As there is no certainty just when the terms of any sheriff ended, 
except in a few instances (they held office at the pleasure of the Gov- 
ernor), we have had to surm dates of the expiration of many 
of the terms. 

It has been repeated in many published work \braham Van 

Dorn was appointed "in J 750" and held office for at least twenty years. 
But so far as appears in our list (which may be imperfect) his first 
commission d I 1753, (Feb. 27), and certainly Job Stockton was 

commissioned in 1758, and other persor. ter as named above. The 

published Van Dorn item, therefore, must have been based upon an unre- 
liable tradition. It is pos Abraham did become sheriff "in 1750," 
and that such commission did not become entered on the minutes of 
appointments; in fact he was sheriff in Dec, 1752 it he conducted the 
burning of the negro who murdered A. Van Neste, as has often been 
printed; but, if so, there are allowed only at most eight years for his 
service. This Abraham was a brother to Christian, of Middlebush, 
who wrote his surname as it is now general' 1 ■!, "Van Doren." 

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SIX-MILE RUN CHURCH BAPTISMS, 1743-1805 

FROM THE RECORDS 

The Six-Mile Rcn Dutch Reformed church, in Franklin township, 
Somerset county, was organized Nov. 15, 17 10, but no baptismal records 
of it are known to exist prior to 1743, except about a dozen baptisms by 
the organizer, Paulus Van Vlecq. For that year and then for i749-'53 a 



124 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

few loose leaves exist; otherwise the original baptismal book, deposited in 
1894 in the Sage Library, at New Brunswick, continues the entries until 
1804. From a careful copy of these entries the following baptisms 
have been transcribed by the Editor of the Quarterly. Spellings have 
been preserved as written. In a few cases we have transposed the 
names so as to make the dates consecutive. Some breaks in years will 
be noticed. 

The pastors of the church during the period named were Theodorus 
J. Frelinghuysen, i72o-'47; Johannes Arondeus, acting at times, 1747- 
'54; Johannes Leydt, 1748- '83; John M. Van Harlingen, 1787-95; James 
S. Cannon, 1797- 1826. The present pastor is the Rev. Eugene H. Keator, 
to whom and to the Consistory of the Church we are indebted for the 
loan of the record o'f which we now commence publication. 

The Baptismal Records 

1743- 
July 13. Van Voorhees, Court and Nelle — Femetia. Witnesses: Isaac 
gamen and Pryn. 
Cornel, Corneleus and Annecke Van Voorhees — Petrus. Wit- 

. ness : Rynear Merill. 
Van Doren, Christian and Alche — Jos< 
Schenck, Peter — Maria. Witnesses: Garret Veghten and 

Elizabet. 
Symese, Isaac and Nellie — Aris. 

Van Dyke, Hendrick and ie — Cornelius ; Helena. • 

Van Voorhc [o< bus and Maria — Abraham. 
Ne\ 1 nd Rebecca — Petrus. 

Van Arsdalen, Aris and Sarah — Antie. 
Stryker, Jacobus and Gertie — [Child's name not given]. 
Van Arsdalen, Cornelius and Mary — [Child's name not given]. 
Douty, Jeremias and Armya — [Child's name not given]. 

rt ?] ,— odoris and Altie [Child's name not 
given I . 
Oct. 1. Van Liew, Frederick and Maricke — Jaques. 
, John and Joenkie — William. 
Van Arsdalen, Jurrie and Altie— Johannes. 
22. Gulick, Jochem and Cornelia — A 
Nov. 5. Stothoff, Elbert and Ida— Anecke. 

Tunison, Cornelus and Jenneke — Con: I 
Stryker, Johannes and Cornelia -Jacobus. 
( ( ?). Frederick and Grietie 

Dec. 4. Wik, Jakobus and Maritie us(?). 

Van Voorhei —Antie. 

Polen, Martin and Sarah — Peti 
Vonk, Johanes and Geertie — Catrinche. 
Van n, John and Debora — Christoffel. 



Six-Mile Rich Church Baptisms, 1743-1805 125 

1749. 
Jan. 29. Davids, Christian and Debora — Antie. 

Hagamen, Nys and Mayke — Sara. 

Fyn, John and Antie — Jacob. 
Feb. 26. Stothoff, Cornelius and Maria — Maria. 

Van Doren, Abm. and Maria — Femmetje. 
Oct. 23. Failor, Benjamin and Marriche— Benjamin. 

Van Arsdalen, Christoffel and Neltie — -Helena. 

Voorhees, Martynus and Lebeche — [Child's name not given]. 

Veghten, Nicholas and Neltje — Nuys. 

Vliet, Daniel and Geertie — Jan. 
Nov. 6. Polen, Samuel and Jacamintie — Eva. 

Schenk, Albert and Catelyntie — Maria. 

Williamson, Dirck and Sara — Petrus. 

Sitfin, John and Neeltje— Catrena. 

23. Schenk, Hendrick and Lena — Maria. 
Dec. 10. Suydam, Engelty — Joseph. 

Jan. 1. Bennet, Johannes and Geertye — Jannitye, 
Fulkerson, Joseph and Altie — Johannes. 
Emans, Benjamin and Antje — Andrias. 
knegt, Johannis and Neeltje— Petrus. 
21. Boerum, Niclaes and Antje — Catrinche. 
lliamson, Niclaes and Ragel — Willem. 
Feb. 19. Dorlant, Lammert and Styntje — Gerrit. 
Mar. 4. Poulse, Johannis and Harmje — Jannetje. 

Cornel, Willem and Greitje — Eliesabet. Witnesses: Adriaen 

Cornel and Eliesabet Van Enden. 
Hegeman, Nys and Aaltje — Jakobus. 
18. Van Aersdfalen], Jan and Lena — Abraham. 
Apr. 1. Vechten, Gerrit and Eliesabet — Petrus. 

Van Arsdaflen], Cornelius and Femmitje — Maritje. 
Jansen, Nicklaes — Antje. 
15. Van Zant, Pieter Pra and Marytje — Jakobus. 

Pryn, Jeems and Neeltje — Neeltje. 
29. Hegeman, Andreas and Marya — Andreas. 
Vonk, Johannis and Geertje — Dallius. 
Lott, Abraham and Jannitje— Sara. 
May 13. Broka, Bregon and Jannitje — Abraham. 

Broka, Abraham and Eliesabet tje( ?) . 

June 1. Van Houten, Cornelus and Maytje — Johannis. 
3. Van Nest, Pieter and Eliesabet — Maria. 

24. Hogelant, Martynis and Femmitje — Cornelus. 
July 1. Walderom [Waldron], Leffert and Ida — Saertje. 

Van Pelt, Johannis and Catryna — Christoffel. 

Sperling, Jan and Geertje rtje(?). 

29. Pouwelse, Cornelus and Marytje — Jannetje. 
Sept. 2. Gerritse, Rem and Catryntje— Barbera. 

Hogelant, Dirck and Maria— Dirck. (Witness: Anaetje 
Hogelant). 



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Oct. 6. Hout, Jonetan and Jannitje — Anaetje. 

Vanderveer, Jan and Sytjc— Gerrit ; Cornelus. 
Nov. 4. Folkersc, Folkert and Maria— Folkert. 

18. Van Voorhees, Lucas and Neeltje — Jannitje. 

Stoothoff, Johannis and Sara — Johanna. 

Hagewouwt, Isack and Catlyntje — Petrus. 

Riemer, Abraham and Jannitje — Catriena. 
Dec. 2. Leek, Jakobus and Styntje — Dyna. 

Speerling, Petrus and Maria — J01 

Polen, Samuel and Jakemyntje — Samuel. 

16. Snedeker, Isack and Catriena — Gerrit. 

kobus and Catalvntje — Willemje. 

I75I- 
Feb. 14. Bennet, Jan and Annaetje — Isack. 
Feb. — . Wyckoff, Cornelius and Martentje — Willimje. [Bapt. by 

Johannis Frelinghuysen]. 
Mar. 3. Corteljou, Hendr-ick and Catriena — Len 1. 
Berrieen, Pieter and Annaetje — Johannis. 
Pommieeje [Pumyea], Pieter and Mallie — Bettie. 
Herresen. Hen — and Nensie — Johannis. 
Van Tilburgh, Willeni and Kesya — Johannis. 

17. Nevius, Petrus and Johanna — Martynus. 
Voorhees, Petrus and Sefya — Jakobus. 

Apr. 7. Voorhees, Jan and Eliesabet — Koert. 

Leydt, Domene Johannis and Tryntje — Catlyntje. 
21. Derje [Duryea?], Joost and Maria — Helena. 
Van 1 and Debora — Magdel 

June 2. Veghten. itie — Lucas. 

15. Willemse, Jakobus and Mar; a — Jann. 
July 28. Van Kleef, Jurryas and Ida — Eliesabet. 
Bueren, Mychiel and Jannitje — M 
Beert, Alksander and Eli lannitje. 

Aug. 18. Voorhees. Jan and Maitje — Lucas. 

25. Simson, Abraham and Maragrietje — Jan. 
Terheunen, Jan and Neeltje — Jan. 
Sept. 21. Van Pelt, Jan and Sarah — Aris. 
Dec. 8. Hogelant. / id Anaetje— Sara. 

Bergen, Jacop and Grietje — Frederik. 
< and Neeltje — Deborah. 
Sara — Abraham. 
Fyn, Jan and Antje — Marya. 
Oct. 6. Van Leeuv Marytje — Dyna. 

erikus and Marregrietje— Albert. 
Pouwelse, Johannis and Harmje — Catrynje. 
Nov. 3. Van Dyk, Jan and Gerritje — Frederick. 

Dell [Mail ritje. 

Dec. 15. Veghte, Gerrit and Eliesabet — Marya. 
Henderikse, Daniel and Ida — Johannis. 
Gerritse, Samuel and Jannetje — Gerrit. 
Dannelson, William and Doeritie — Eester. 



Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms, 1743-1805 127 

1752. 
Jan. 12. Hegeman, Nys and Mayke — Gerrit. 

Cornel, Jakobes and Jannitje — Annaatje. 
26. Van Aarsdalen, Christofiel and Neeltje — Grietje 
Feb. 9. Van Dyke, Matys and Neeltie — Matius. 
Gulick, Geertje — Dana Barkelo. 
23. Van Aersdalen, Jurrie and Aaltje — Roeloff. 
Mar. 22. Williemse, Jacobis and Maria — WilJyem. 

Bennet, Joannis and Gertye — Jacob Detvvede (the second). 
Apr. 5. Willemse, Jakobes and Liedea — Geertje. 

Vandervoortd, Jakobes and Metje — Helena. 
19. Kinne, Syme and Margrietje — Geertje. 
Gulick, Jochem and Corneliea — Willem. 
May 3. Stoothofl Ida, vvid. of Elbert— Elbert. Witness: Elbert 
Stoothoff. 
Gerritse, Rem and Catryntje — Gerrit. 
Menlie, Jan and Geertje — Eliesabet. 
Van Hengelen, Cornelus and Maria- — Arenout. 
Boerem, Nicklaes and Antje — Neeltje. 

14. Schenck, Pieter and Maria — Johannis. 
Groenendyk, Johannis and Sara — Mayke. 

June 14. Van Pelt, Pieter and Maria — Tennis. 

Van Aersdalen and Sara — Chrisstoffel. 
July 26. Gulick, Jochem and Rebecka — Antje. Witnesses: Benjemen 
Emans and wife Antje. 

Gulick. Jakobus ria — Jakobus. 

Aug. 9. Beert, Alksander and Eliesabet — Elsje. 

Vliet, Geertje, wife of Daniel Vliet — Daniel. 
Oct. 1. Van Leuwe. Nys and Ida— Cornelus. 

15. Van der Veer, Jan and Sytje — Jan. 
Wykhoff, Jakobus and Catlyntje — Evaetje. 

29. [ogela icrick and Marya — Henderik. 

Brouwer, Josip and Antje — Eliesabet. 
Snedeker, Isack and Catriena — Catrina. 
Cornel, Josip and Jannitje — Josip. 
Van Kleef, Jurryas and Ida — Gerrit. 



Nov. 
Dec. 


26. 

TO. 


24. 

1753- 
Jan. 1. 


Feb. 
Mar. 


14. 

IS- 

25- 



Van Voorhees, Lucas . iltje — Neeltje. 

Stryker, Pieter and Marya — Barent. 
Corteljou, Henderick and Catriena — Maria. 
Hogelant, Johannis and Matje — Tui 
Hogelant, Chrisstoffel and Sara — Catlyna. 
Folkerse, Folkert and Marya — Flippus. 
Apr. 8. Voorh Abraham and Marya — Minne. 

Van Dyke, Symon and Anna — Hendrick. 
Van Buren, Machil and Yannethe — Magdelena. 
22. Leek, Jakobus and Styntje — Gerrit Stryker. 
Herreson, Henry and Antje — Antje. 
Polen, Samuel and Lena— Sara. 
Jansen, Marten and Marya — Marten. 



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May 6. Van Dyk, Jan and Gerritje — Abraham. 

20. Denelse, Wilem and Dorite — Johannis. 
June 8. Pauluse, Johannes and Harmje — Antje. 

Voorhees, Abraham and Geertje — Luykas : Abraham. 
10. Provost, Jonathan and Ariantje — Marya. Witness: Catje 

Provost. 
17. Jurcks, Pieter and Anaetje — Catriena. 
July 1. — Willemse, Wilhelmus and Antje — Antjcr' 
Aug. 10. Emans, Benjenien and Evaatje — Benjamen. 

Coevert, Johannis and Marta — Bregon. 
Sept. 23. Snedeker, Isack and Catriena — Gerrit. 

Vandervoort, Magiel and Marya — Anna. 
Oct. 7. Hegeman, Dallius and Catryntje ! — derick. 

21. Aarsdalen, Jan and Helena — Helena. 
Van Dyk, Mattys and Neeltje — Anna. 

Nov 4. Beept. Alexander and Lybe — William. 
Dec. — . Stoethoff, Johannis and Sara — Jenneke. 

Dehart, Cornells and Maeik — Willem. 
30. Hegeman, Syme and Aeltje — Geertje. 

Willemse, Jakobus and Maria — Luekresie. 

1754- 
Jan. 20. Schuermai dus and Neeltje — Anna. 

Kinne, Syme and Margrietje — Eva. 

Gulick, Jochem and Rebecke — Jackmyntje. 
Mar. 31. Berrien, Pieter and Anna — Sara. 

Van Nist, Henderik and Henne — Eliesabet. 

Foord, Tomas and Catryntje — Sara. 

Van Kleef, Johannis and Grietje — Rebekka. 

\'an Aarsdalen, lurry and Aaltje — Antje. 

Hegeman, Jakobus and Eliesabet — Adrieaan. 

Van Lein md Ida — Helena. 

Van Pelt, Pieter and Maria — Jannitje. 

■ ..el, Willem and Grietje — Willem 

Voorhees, Ian and Anna — Antje. 

Wykhoff, Jakobus and Catlyntje — Antje. 

Williamse, Jacobus and Marytje — Hendrick. 

Simson, Abraham and Marregrietje — Catriena. 

Vechte, Gerrit and Eliesabet — Joha 

Gulick, Jochem and Corneliea — Johannis. 

Groenendyk, Job. id Sara — Chrii 

Gulick, Fernandus and Neeltje — Neeltje. 

Nevius, Jakobus and Eegje— Annitje. 

Vanderveer. Jan and Sytje — Jakobus. 

Miserol, Pieter and Femmitje — Marya 

Slover, Lucas and Neeltje — Jakobus. 

Boerom, Nicklaes and Antje — Jannitje. 

Pouwelse, Pouwell and Lena — Paulus. 

Willemse, Abraham and Hendrikje — Neeltje. 
26. Vliet, Geertje, wife of Daniel Vliet — Margrietje. 

Blauw, Frederik and Marya — Neeltje. 



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Nov. 3. Van Aersdalen, Jan and Debora — Marleentje. 
Hogelant, Martynus and Femmetje — Abraham. 
Moor, Henderik and Ida — Johannis. 
Gulick, Jakobus and Maria — Johannis. 

17. Van Carlaer, Arent and Marya — Marya. 
Gerritse, Rem and Catryntje — -Barbera. 
Van Aersdalen, Jakobus and Alieda — Jacop. 
Dehart, Gysbert and Jannitje — Jan. 

Van Aersdalen, Cornelus and Sara — Margrietje. 
Dec. 1. Schenk, Henderik and Helena — Catyna. 

15. Van Dc Abraham and Maria — Geertje. 

29. Kroese, Dirck and Liesabet — Isack. 

I7S5- 
Jan. — . Van Dyk, Roeloff and Catryna — Jan. 

Hegeman, Dallius and Catryntje — Geertje. 

Van Doom, Jan and Marytje — Aeltje. 
Jan. 9. Hogelant, Henderik and Maria — Antje. 

26. Blauw, Pieter and Maria — Aaltje. 
Van Dyk. Jan and Gerritje — Jacop. 

Feb. 23. Van Kleef, Jurryas and Ida — Isack. 

Hegeman, Simon and Adriaen. 

Mar. 15. Voorhees, Cornelus and Lena — Marya. 

30. Van Voorhees, Lucas and Neu!tj p — Abraham. 
Van Pelt, Henderik and Sara — Jan. 

Apr. 20. Van Leuwe, Frederick and Marytje — Geertje. 

Terheunen, Jan and Neeltje — Magdelena. 

Stryker, Abraham and Catriena — Ida. 

Quick, Teunis and Helena — Petrus. 

Van Voorhees, Jan and Jannitje — Abraham. 

Nevius, Johannis and Catriena — Gerrit. 
May 4. Hogelant, Christoffel and Sara — Ida. 

Pouvvelse, Johannis and Harmje — Abraham. 

Bennet, Johannis and Geertje — Annaetje. Witnesses: Ja- 
kobus Van Duyn and wife Annaetje 

18. Stout, Annaetje, wife of Samuel Stout — Abraham Leek, Jan 

and Margrietje — Chrisstoffcl. 
June 13. Perbesko, Jan and Dyna — 1; 

Van Aersdalen, Ouke and Maria — Chrisstofrel. 
29. Beerd, Willem and Elsje — Johannis. 

Sutten, Catriena. wife of Hu Sutten — Jacop. 

'ic Jan and Geertje — Marya. 
Willemse, Wilhemus and Antje — Lena. 
Voorhees, Agyas and Marya — Johannis. 
July 13. Ten Broeck, Cornelias and Maregrieta — Eliesabet. 
Kehaert, Tomas and Marya— Tomas. 

27. Stryker, Pieter and Marya — Eliesabet. 
Broka, Jan and Antje — Abraham. 

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Leek, Jakobus and Styntje — Grietja. 

Voorhees, Ouke and Neeltje — Jakobus. 

Wykhof, Jakobus and Catalyna — Janathe. 

Voorhees, Abraham and Gerthe — Isack. 
Oct. 19. Gulick, Samuel and \Maria— Tuenis. 

Willemse, Jakobus and Maria — Ida. 

Janse, Marten and Maria-Sara. 

Kinne, Syme and Maria — Jakobus. 

Schuerman, Fernandus and Neeltje — Neeltje. 
Nov. 2. Van Dyk, Mattys and Neeltje — Neeltje. 

Foord, Tomas and Catriena — Henderik. 
17. Kertener, John Jurri and Maria — Hanna. Witnesses: Hen- 
derick Deetloff, Bi -ver. 

Voorhees, Aron and Maria— Ouke. Witness: Jan Voor- 
hees. 

Herreson, Henneri and Antje — Cornelus. 
Dec. 25. Van Pelt, Aert and Sara — Jacop. 

1756. 
Jan. 11. Merrell, Roger and Sara — Sara. 

25. Dehart, Cornelus and Mayke — Sara. 

Coevert, Johannis and Maria — back. 
Feb. 8. Skilman, Johannis and Antje — Jacop. 

22. Speerling, Jan and Catryntje — Johannis Magiel. 

Jansen, Pieter and Rebecka — Willem. 

Van Sant, Wynant and Ragel — Sara. 
Mar. 14. Van Kleek, Johannis and Grietje — Marya. 

Van Deventer, Jacoubus and Elizabet — Jan. 
Apr. 25. Ditmarse, Rem and Helena — Marritje. 

Bennit, Jan and Annaetje — Johannis. 

Hegeman, Jakobus and Eliesabet — Geertje. 

Van I'.uren, Machiel and Jannitje — Ida. Witnesses: Daniel 
Henderikse and wife Ida. 
May 9. Bergen, Joris and Marya — Metje. 

Willemse, Vbraham and Engelje— Dirck. 
July 4. Van Leuwe, Nys and Ida — Frederick. 

Bries, Jurrie and Catriena — Henderik. 

Kror lerik and Eliesabet — Cornelus. 

Kevins, Petrus and Marya — Cattelyntje. 
Aug. 1. Bergen, Jacop and Grietje — Jacop. 
15. Kroese, Dirck and Lybetje — Catriena. 

Van 1'dt, 1'ieter and Marya — Neeltje. 

Cortejou, Albert and Lena — Antje. 

Terhuenen, Stefanus and Margrieta — Gerrit. 
29. Corteljou, Henderick and Catriena — Johanna. 

Tamsen, Aetsebel and Coba — Anna. 

Van Noortwyk, Marten and Pieternel — Alksander. 

Feler, Frederick and An Mari — Frederik. 
Sept. 12. Wykhoff, Jacop and An: ■ >nsyntje. 

Stoothoff, Johannis and Sara — Sara. 

Dehart, Gysbert and Jannetje — Wynant. 



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Fyn, Jan and Antje — Antje. 
26. Gulick, Jakobus and Marytje — Abraham. 

Van Deventer, Abraham and Marya — Ferrenton. 
Oct. 10. Groenendyke, Johannis and Sara — Johannis. 

Gulick, Jochem and Cornelia — Jannitje. 
24. Van Aersdalen, Ouke and Marya — Louwerens. 

Van Aersdalen, Henderick — Henderick. Witness: Eliesa- 
bet Delie. 

Willemse, Jakobus and Marya — Marya. 

Vander Veer, Jan and Sytje — Petrus. 

Van Hengelen, Ouke and Elsje — Barent. 

Schenk, Henderik and Helena — Aeltje. 
■thoff, Jakus and Catlyna — Cornelus. 

Blauw, Frederik and Marya — Marya. 

Blauw, Willem and Margrietje — Marya. 

Gulick, Joghorn and Rebekca — Eliesabet. 

Hooms, Obadya and Marya — Johan 

Hegeman, Sirnon and Aeltje — Maria. 

Sitfen. /Vert and Jannitje — Jakobus. 

Van Leuwe, Frederick and Marytje — Johannis. 

Hogelant, Martynus and Femmitje — Ariejaentje. 

Voorhees, Albert and Neeltje — Albert. 
1 duwer, Josip and Antje — Pieter. 
30. Voorhees, Jan and Anna — Rem. 
Gerritse, Gerrit and Sara— Gerrit. 
Van Cleef, Juryas and Ida — Juryas. 
Feb. 20. Astursens( ?), Jakobus and Margrietje — Johannis. 
Apr. — . Kinne, Syme and Grietje — Petrus. 

Hegeman, Benjamin and Geertie — Arijaen. 
Snedeker, Isack and Catriena — Marya. 
Brown, And'w and Hannah — Hannah. 

n Doom, Jan and Marya — Jan. 
Jurcks, Pieter and Annaltje — Jannitje. 
Quick, Tuenis and Lena — Femmitje. 
May 1. Gulick, Samuel and Marin — Jochem. 
15. Boerem, Nicklaes and Antje — Antje. 
Stihvil, Josip and Peesjens — Neeltje. 
30. Van de Water, Henderick and Eliesabet — Henderik. 
June 30. Wykoff, Jakobus and Catlytje — ' iornelieus. 
July 3. Polen, Samuel and Jackemyntje — Eliesabet. 
Van Aersdalen, Gerrit anc : I -Helena. 

Wykhoff, Symon and Aeltje — Eliesabet. 
Van Waglom, Jan and Eliesabet — Marya. 
Blau, Jan and Eliesabet — Dyna. 
17. Van Arsdalen, Jurrie and Aeltje— Maregrietje. 
mson, Abraham and Margriteje — Abraham, 
lis, Pieter and Eliesabet — Marytie. 
Aug. 21. Van Voorhees, Lucas and Neeltje — Anna. 
Hagelant, Chrisstoffel and Sara— Jannetje. 



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Van Aersdalen, Cornelieus and Catlyntje — Cornelus. 
Sept. 4. Terhunen, Albert and Maria — Jan. 

Foordt, Tomas and Catriena — Tomas. 
Oct. 1. Van Aarsdalen, Gerrit and Ariaenje — Lena. 

23. Gerritse, Samuel and jannetje— Johannis ; Lucas. 
Voorhees, Koert — Jan. 

Hikbie, Eliesa and Catriena — Obadia. Witness: Henderik 
Stols. 
Nov. 6. Hogelent, Dirck and Marta — Willem. 
2o(?). Sedam, Petrus and Femmitje — Ryk. 

Terhunen, Steven and Margrietje — Willem. 
Quick, Abraham and Matje — Jackmyntje. 
Van Dyk, Jan and Gerritje — Jannitje. 
Dec. 4. Voorhees, Isaac and Helena Barkelow — David. 
Vandorn, Willem and Catlintje — Christean. 
Golder, Nicholas and Maria — Abraham. 
\\ illemsen, Willem and Angenietye — Willem. 
Broca, Jafi and Magdalena — Jan. 
Grigs, Barent and Jackemmtye — Ferdenandus. 
18. Voorhees, Abraham and Geertje — Nellje. 
[To be Continued] 

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HILLSBOROUGH (MILLSTONE) REFORMED CHURCH 

BAPTISMS 

BY THE PASTOR, REV. JOHN NEANDER 

[Continued from :'ol. VII, />. 309] 

1807. 

Nov. 29. Cornell, Albert and Allie Van Arsdale — Barent, b. Oct. 7. 

Dec. 6. Van Buren, Peter and Elsie — Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19. 

1808. 

Jan. 10. Wichoff, Garret S. and Rachel Croxson — Jacob Bevier, b. 
Nov. 26, 1807. 

24. Garetson, Stephen and Nellie Van Nuys — James, b. Dec. 15, 

1807. 
Feb. 28. Schuremen, John and Julia Ann Conover — Loisa Mercer, b. 
Dec. 4, 1807. 
Staats, Frederick and Elizabeth Schenk — Mary Ann, b. Feb. 

13- 
Mar. 6. Sutphen, John and Altie Terhune — Roolif Terhune, b. Jan. 15. 
13. Brokaw, Isaac and Polly Field — Phoebe Field, b. Dec. 29, 

J 807. 
27. Cornell, Joseph and Jane Van Nuys — Peter, b. Feb. 21. 
Apr. 3. Hagamin, James and Ann Van Cleff — Garret Van Cleff, b. 
25. 

Van Nuys, and Lucy Brokaw — Peter, b. Feb. 7. 

May 8. Schenk, Martin and Henrieta Van Linderen — Ulpian Van 
Linderen, b. Mar. 14. 



Hillsborough (Millstone) Reformed Church Baptisms 133 

Dittnars, Abraham and Cornellia Stryker — Cornellia, b. Apt. 3. 
Thompson, Peter and Polly Bevier — Ezekial Allison, b. Apr. 8. 
<~*Aug. 12. Williamson, Peter and Mariah Nevius — Phoebe^ b. July 3. 
Oct. 2. Vroom, George and Williampe Arsdalen — Peter, b. Aug. 19. 
Broach, John and Gertrude Lott — Henrieta, b. Sept. 1. 
16. Auten, John and Mariah Probasco — Elizabeth Auten, b. Oct. 

1809. 
Jan. 22. Voorhees, Abraham D. and Sarah— Jacob Van Nest, b. Dec. 

13, 1808. 
Feb. 12. Lewis, Peter and Elizabeth Latourette — William, b. Sept. 20, 
1799; David, b. March 21 , 1802; John, b. Oct. 27, 1804; 
:1 Lat( unite, b. Jan. 21, 1807; Frederick Freling- 
huysen, b. Nov. 8. 1808. 
Apr. 16. Wyckorf and Catherine — Mariah Van Duyn, b. Jan. 22. 
Flagg, Jacob and Catherine — Henry, b. Feb. 22. 
Cornell. Albert and Aullie Van Arsdale — Peter Cortelyou, b. 

Feb. — . 
Smith, Adam and Katherme Van Zant — Benjamin, b. Feb. 4. 
Merrill, William and Mary— Ann Frelinghuysen, b. Mar. 4. 
30. Nevius, John and Judith Verbruyck— John, b. Mar. 21. 
June Voorhees, Gerardus and Mary Quick — James, b. May .13. 

July Garreison, Albert and Margret Conover — Garrit. 

Sedam, Ryke and Fianah Smith — Isaac, b. June 6. 
Bennet, John and Ida Waldron — Mariah, b. Aug. 28, 1808. 
Smith. Peter and Rebecca Flagg — (Child's name not given). 
Polhemus, Abraham and Elizabeth Stryker — Peter Stryker, b. 
. ug. 19, 1808. 

Garretson, Peter and Polhemus — John Schuremen. 

Dec. 3. Hagamin, James and Ann Van Cleft" — Jane Ann, b. Nov. 1. 

koff, (No further entry). 

Bro ' tac and Phebe Field — Henry Cornell, b. Oct. 2. 

■ 
Jan. 21. Ditmars, Abraham and Cornelia Stryker— Cornelius, b. Nov. 

17, 1809. 
Feb. 18. Auten, John and Cornelia Probasco — [Child's name not 

given]. 
Mar. 11. Williamson, Peter and Mariah Nevius — Jor Bainbridge, b. 
1 i 18. 
Blau, John and Catherine Van Zant — Peter. 
May 13. Van Nostrand, John and Mariah Brokaw — Cornellis Stryker, 
b. Feb. 23. 
Staats, Peter and Altie Cornell — Lamachie, b. Nov. 2, 1809. 
Talmadge, David — Sarah, b. Mar. 12. 
Thompson, Peter and ier — Rebecca, b. Feb. 22. 

Van Cleft. William and Mary Wortman — Peter Wortman, b.- 

Apr. 
Van Nostrand, Christopher and Elezabeth French— John, b. 

Feb. 6. 
Hoagland, Luke and Sophia Auten — Isaac Voorhees, b. Mar. 
10. 



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Van I Albert an. h Wyckoff — Hannah Margaret, 

b. May 8. 
Barcklow, Feranton and Hannah Benton Hannah, b. June 6. 
Van Nuys, John and Loisa 1'rokaw— Jacob, b. Apr. 20. 
Cooper, William and Jane Baird — Thoi i -r, b. Aug. 9. 

Cornell, Joseph and Jane Van Nuys — Ellen, b. Oct. 3. 
Staals, Henricke and Elizabeth Schenk — Peter Staats, b. Oct. 

27. 

Nevius, John J. and Judith Van Bryck — Cornellius Lane, b 

Mar. [6. 
Prawl, Aaron and Jane Van Sa\ — Winchy, b. Feb. 10. 
LeRoe, Cornelius D and Phoebe Lott — Mary Eliza, b. May 9. 
Hoagland, William and Jane Van Derveer — Margaret Van 

DerVeer, b. Apr. 5. 
Sutphen, lohn and Ulatta Terhr.ne — Margaret Adline, b. Mar. 
29. 
June 16. Vreedenburg, Peter and Mariah Van Dorn — Sarah Van 
Doren, b. Apr. 15. 
Staats, John and Mary Veghte — Mary, b. Feb. 23. 
July 7. Hagamen, James and Ann — Wilmine, b. June 9. 
Terhune, Rulyph and Sarah — Dinah, b. May 22. 
Sept. 22. Wyckoff, John M. and Mena Voorhees — James Veghte, b. 

Aug. 23. 
Oct. 15. Wyckoff, Garret and Rachel — Rachel, b. Sept. 3. 

Garretson, Court and Peggy Covenhoven — (Child's name not 
entered), b. Sept. 3. 
22. Sedam, Ryke and Sarah Waldron — John Waldron, b. May 20. 
Dec. 22. Mend, William and Mary — John Van Ars Dalen, b. Nov. 25. 
Strvkcr, Peter and Hannah Van Dvne — Isaac, b. Nov. 27. 
1812. 
Jan. 5. Staats, Peter, Jr., and Catherine — Jan , hees. 

12. Williamson, William and Sarah Dun — Ann, b. Dec. 2, 181 1. 

26. Ditmars, William and Cornellia Strvker — John, b. Dec. 12, 

1811. 

Auten, John and Cornellia Probazco — Frederick, b. Nov. 2, 

1811. 

Feb. ' — . Bainbridge, Nicklos and Anna Cornell — John, b. Dec. 5, 

1811. 
Mar. 22. Stryker, Peter — Cyrannus Thompson, b. Jan. 20. 

—— Williamson. Peter and Nevius — William, b. Feb. 13. 

29. Van Zant, John ami Elizabeth Smith -John. b. Jan. 2. 
Apr. 3. Thompson, James and Mariah Stryker — Peter, b. Jan. 17. 

Van Nostrand, John and Sail rh — John, b. Jan. 16. 

May 24. Van Nuys, John and Lucy lirokaw — Ellen, b. Aug. 23, 1811. 
Garretson, Peter and Elizabeth Polhemus— Magdalen, b. May 

27. 
Voorhc<\s, William and Sarah Flagg — Sarah Ann, b. Feb. 23. 
June 28. Blau, John and Catherine Van Nest — John, b. Apr. 19. 

Van Dorn, William and Dorcas Stryker — Catherine, b. Apr. 4. 



Hillsborough (Millstone) Reformed Church Baptisms 135 

July 3. Broack, John and Tilly Broach— John, b. Apr. 23. 

26. Staats, John and Elizabeth Schenk — Mariah, b. June 10. 
Oct. 10. Hoagland, William and Catherine Smith— Elizabeth, b. Sept. 
10. 
Genoa, Isreal and Jimimy Hoagland — John S. ; Sarah Ann 
(twins), b. Aug. 4. 

iac, William D. and Margaret Ditmars — William Mc. 
DeVale, b. Aug. 23. 

17. Cornell. Albert and Aully Van Arsdale — Catherine Ellen, b. 

Aug. 21. 
Nov. 22. Brokaw, William and Mariah Stryker — Isaac, b. Sept. 10. 
Dec. 20. Barcklow, Farrington and Hannah Benton — Mariah, b. Nov. 

19- 

1813. 
Feb. Voorhees, Gerardus and Mariah Quick — Ann Mariah, b. Dec. 

j. 1812. 
Hoagland, Cornellius and Mary Brokaw — John Van Dorn, b. 
6, 1812. 
Apr. 4. Hart, James and Mariah D!t[mars?] — Mariah Ann, b. June 
12, 1812. 
11. Wyckoff, Garret and Rachel Covenhoven — Gerrit, b. Dec. 
17, 1812. 

18. Cornell, Ralph and Jane Van Nuys — Lety, b. March 18. 
Baird, Abraham S. and Sarah Maxum— William, b. May 28, 

1810; John, b. June 5, 1811 ; Margaret Ursula, b. Dec. 

25, 1812. 
May 17. Brokaw, Henry and Sarah Van Muellen — Henrietta, b. Feb. 9. 
24. Bennett, John and i nith — Henry, b. March 16, 1811. 

Van Nostrand, Christopher and Elizabeth French — Mary Ann, 

b. Apr. 6. 
Stryker, John and Caty Smith — John, b. March 30. 
Hoagland, William F. 

lerveer, Laura — Laura Voorhees, b. Apr. 6. 
Vreedenburg, Peter and Mariah Van Doren — Ralph Van 

Doren. b. May 17. 
Terhune, Rulyph and Sarah Van Doren — Anna, b. July 6. 
Frelinghuisen, Fred and Jane Dumont — Susan, b. June 16. 
Hagamen, James and Ann Van Cleff — Henry, b. May 27. 
Thompson, Genet. 

Auten. John and Cornellia Probasco — Sophia Ann, b. May 19. 
Philips, Nathienal and Mary Bainbridge — John L. Zabriskie, 

b. Sept. 4. 
Cornell, Peter and Elizebeth Van Doren — Catherine Ann, b. 

Sept. 26. 
Staats, John and Mary Veghten — Peter, b. Sept. 4. 
Wyckoff. John M. and Mariah Voorhees — Mary Ann, b. Nov. 

5- 
Disborough, John and Sarah Van Mater — Gilbert, b. Sept. 24. 

Thompson, Cyrennus, and Mary Christopher — John, b. July 
27, 1813. 



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Van Der Veer, John and Magdalen Staats — Abraham Staats, 

b. Oct. 4, 1813. 
Staats, Peter and Catherine Voorhees — John, b. Nov. 19, 181 3. 
29. Nuis, Christopher and Sarah Stryker — Mina, b. Nov. 27, 1813. 

and Mariah Stryker — Eliza Mariah, b. Sept. 27, 1813. 

Cornell, William and Lydia Stryker — Barent, b. Dec. 2, 1813. 
""-Feb. 27. Williamson, Peter and Mariah Nevius — Peter Staats, b. 

' Jan. 3. 

Apr. 23. Munson, Abraham and Agey Hoagland— Matilda, b. Feb. 6. 
May 1. Ditmars, John and Margaret Curshon — John, b. Feb. 27. 

Bainbridge, Nichlos and Amy Cornell — Sarah Ann, b. Feb. — . 
22. Disborough, Daniel and Matilda Van Liew — Matilda, b. 
Apr. 6. 
Hatagh [Hartough], John and Laura Van Dine — John, b. 
Feb. 11. 
29. Van Clief , Unius and Elizabeth Roberts — Mary, b. Apr. 5. 
Henryson, Peter and Polly Brewer — Matilda, b. July 29. 
Van Clief, Franc and Mary Van Clief — John, b. Apr. 6. 
June 5. Voorhees, William and Auliche Van Dorn— Ellen, b. Sept. 12, 
1813. 
Blau, John and Catherine Van Zandt — Abraham, b. Oct. 12, 

1813. 
Bennet, John and Elizebeth Cavalier — Abigail Jackson, b. 
Dec. 17, 1812; Mary Ann, b. Sept. 11, 1810. 
July — . Ditmars, John and Betty Staats — Peter, b. May 25. 

_— - - Van Clief. Lawrence and Mary Smith — Abraham, b. Feb. 8, 
181 1 ; Mary Smith, b. June 8, 1814. 
Aug. 7. Van Nostrand, John ah Van Arsdale — Catherine, b. 

May 25. 
14. Smith, Peter and Rebecca Flagg — Jael-Hery (?), b. May 15. 
21. Davis, Abraham and Lea Holinshead — Thomas, b. July 20. 
Sept. 2. Brant, Christopher and Rachel Drake — Elizabeth, b. July 5. 
12. Van Clief, Elias and jane Wilson— Margaret Wilson, b. Feb. 
II. 
Oct. 22. Hoagland, Lucius and Sophia Auten — Mariah. 

29. Freylinghuisen, Frederick and Jane Dumond — Gertrude Ann, 
b. Sept. 20. 
Baker, Matthew and Eliezebeth Van Dyne — William, b. June 
26. 
Nov. 6. Ditmars, Abraham .aid Cornelia Stryker — Gerrit, b. Sept. 13. 
«. Dec. 18. Staats, John and Mary Vechten — Pheby, b. Nov. 3. 

Christopher, Cornellius and Mary Marshall — Letty Mariah, b. 

Aug, 24. 
Staats, Abraham and Mariah Bergen — Abraham, b. Nov. 4. 
1815. 
Apr. 2. Hoagland, Cornellius and Mary Brokaw — Grace Brokaw, b. 
Feb. 24, 181 5. 
16. Stryker, Lyman and Mary Van Deventer — Henry Benniger 
Veghten, b. June 18. 
Van Zandt, John and Elizebeth Smith — Ammy Sels, b. Jan. 12. 



Reading ton Church Baptisms from 1/20 137 

Garretson, Garret and Getty Wyckoff — Magdalen, b. March 9. 
Hageman, James A. and Ann Van Clief — Uriah Van Clief, 

b. March 5. 
Mechisch, William and Ann Van Clief — Peter Ditmars, b. 

Nov. 27, 1 814. 
Hoagland, William and Catherine Smith — Magdalen Voor- 

hees, b. Feb. 10. 
Apr. 23. Stryker, John and Ann Brokaw — John, b. Mar. 24. 

Thomas, Samuel and Mariah Brokaw — Gertrude, b. Mar. 9. 
Merril, William and Maria Van Arsdalen — Maria, b. Mar. 19. 
May 21. Vreedenburgh, Peter and Mariah Van Doren — Margaret 

Schurmen, b. Mar. 8. 

[To be Continued] Or*' 

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READINGTON CHURCH BAPTISMS FROM 1720 

BY THE PASTOR, REV. B. V. D. WYCKOFF 
[Concluded from Page 74] 

1828. 
Jan. 6. Guilds, John and Jane McKinney — John MacKinney. 

13. Low, Jacob and Phebe Kershow— Eliza Ann. (B. Oct. 9, 

1827). 
23. Cole, Abraham and Elenah Schamp — Mary Ann. (B. Sept. 
22, 1827). 
Emmons, Abraham and Elenah Cole — Sarah Ann. (B. Mar. 

31, 1827). 
Van Sickle, Peter and Margaret Hope — John. (B. Feb, 26, 
1827). 
Feb. 17. Wyckoff, John and Leah Van Vleet— Gitty Maria. (B. Oct. 
28, 1827). 

Nevius, Minne and Maria. (B. Dec. 13, 1827). 

Apr. 6. Thompson, John and Sarah Emmons — Andrew. (B. Mar. 

5)- 
13. Swackhammer, Ruliff and Mary Schamp — Ann Wyckoff. (B. 
Dec. 7, 1827). 
Van Derveer, John and Maria Dafly — John. (B. Aug. 6, 

1827). 
Van Sickle, Aaron and Eleanor Orr — Jane. (B. Aug. 29). 
Van Vleet, John and Ann Emmons — Peter. (B. Nov. 13, 
1827). 
12. Schamp, George A. and Catharine Wyckoff — Peter. (B. Feb. 

20, 1827). 
2"j. Tenbroeck, Peter and Catharine Emmons — Sarah. (B. Nov. 
io, 1826). 
May 18. Schamp, David P. and Esther Lowe — Margaret. (B. Dec. 
4, 1827). 
Schenck, Israel and Catherine Guhck — Elenor. (B. Jan. 
29). 



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Thompson, Andrew and Susanna Lane — Andrew. (B. Aug. 
29, 1827). 
June 1. Van Camp, Thomas and Phebe Van Vleet — John. (B. Sept. 
20, 1827). 
15. Hageman, Andrew and Anne Hoagland — John. (B. Mar. 
24). 
Stout, Thomas and Eliza Lane — John Wyckoff. (B. Apr. 27). 
July 6. Hixon, James and Mary Tuttle — George. (B. May 19). 

Schomp, Peter G. and Catharine Kline — Elizabeth. (B. Dec. 
10, 1827). 
20. Hall, Dennis and Maria Van Horn — William. (B. Jan. 2j). 
Mattis, Garret and Catharine Dafly — John. (B. May 21). 
Rose. Isaac and Ann Deatsworth — John. (B. May 15). 
Aug. 3. Mitchel, Ditmars and Sarah Mattis — Martha Anne. (B. Jan. 

30- 
Voorhees, Cortland and Jane Phk-reboam — Rebecca. (B. Feb. 

17)- 
17. Coruine, Richard and Gertrude Stotehoff — Samuel. (B. May 
26). 
Sept. 7. Vroom, Peter and Sophia Ditmars — Martha. (B. June 4). 

14. Pumyea, Peter and Catharine S. Strvker — Luther. (B. June 

K 
Cox, Edward and Mary Tenbroeck — Arthur Sutphin. (B. 

Feb. 12). 
Kinney, Peter and Margaret Hoppock — Andrew. (B. Nov. 

24, 1827). 
Mettler, Levi and Amy Baker — Isaac Voorhees. (B. Apr. 

28). 
Oct. 5. Vossler, Jacob and Margaret Van Fleet — Elias. (B. Sept. 3). 
11. Shirts, Henry and Mary Kinney — Elizabeth. (B. June 18, 

1827). 
Carkhuff, Jacob Q. and Catharine Cole — Elizabeth. (B. June 

19)- 
Ten Eycke, Stephen and Mary Lane — Catharine Maria. (B. 

July'i5)- 
Cole, David and Agnes Cutter — David. (B. May 14). 
Corzine, Cornelius and Sarah Wyckoff — Mary Elizabeth. (B. 

ig. 28). 
Jenning, William and Gertrude Wyckoff — Henry Wyckoff. 
(B. Apr. -). 
Nov. 30. Voorhees, John and Mary S. Miller — -Addison. (B. Aug. 26). 
merman, Henry and Mary Sutphin— Mary Elizabeth. (B. 
Sept. 231. 
Dec. 7. Wyckoff, Albert and Hannah Schamp — Peter Schamp. (B. 
Aug. 26). 
14. Clickenger, Abraham and Margaret Bertron — Margaret Ma- 
ria. (B. Jan. 12). 
Morehead, John, Jr., and Sophia Van Doren — Joanna. (B. 
Apr. 21 I . 



Readington Church Baptisms from 1720 139 

21. Latourette, Garret and Hannah Thompson — John. (B. June 

20). 
25. Van Liew, John and Ann M. Woodruff — Cornelius. (B. 
^ Aug. 18). 

Hall, Isaac and Eliza Ann Hagerman — John. (B. Oct. 10). 
Sutphin, John and Phebe Vossler — Phebe Maria. (B. Oct. 

1829. 
Apr. 5. Schamp, David and Eliza Ditmars — Sarah Jane. 

12. Davis, George and Sarah Cole — Emily Ann. (B. Sept. 23, 
1828). 
Van Doren, Jacob and Martha Lane — Catharine. (B. Nov. 
8, 1828). 
May - — . Van Doren, Joseph and Ellen Van Vleet — Abraham. (B. 
Aug. 28, 1828). 
Brokavv, Bergun and Ann Van Vleet — Maria. (B. Feb. 16). 
Wyckoff, Dennis, Jr., and Martha Dow — Mary Low. (B. July 
^ 2, 1828). 

hammer, John and Ann Ten Eyck — Mary Elizabeth. 
( B. Jan. 24).. 
Ten Eyck, John and Margaret Risler — Mary Elizabeth. (B. 

:r. 28). 
Lane, Aaron and Margaret Hammer — Sarah Maria. (B. 
Mar. 5). 
17. Cole, David and Jane Hall — John. (B. Mar. 25). 
24. Lane. John and Mary Ann Hageman — Cornelius. (B. 1828). 
June 14. Kinney, Peter and Marg. Hoppock — John Hoppock. (B. Mar. 
8). 
Lane, Andrew and Ellen Emmons — Gilbert. (B. Nov. 29, 
•8). 
19. Cole, Christopher and Mary Biggs — Charlotte. (B. Oct. 4, 
1828). 
July 12. Wyckoff, Tunis and Ann Vossler — Luke Vossler. (B. Mar. 

23). 

Cox, Henry and Sophia Ditmars — John. ( B. Mar. 11). 
Van Nuys, Peter and Catharine Quick — Catharine. (B. May 

23)- 
Quimby, josiah and Margaret Dally — -Margaret. (B. Mar. 

5)- 
Brokaw, Peter and Catharine Kershow — Rachel. (B. May 

18). 
Aug. 2. Dally, George and Mary Ann Carkuff— Catharine Jane. (B. 
May 22). 
Carkuff, Enoch and Julia Ann Dafly — John Dally. (B. Nov. 
26, 1828). 
16. Johnson. Abram and Elizabeth Sutphin — Alary Ellen. (B, 

May 2 |. 
23. Burnhart. Henry and Maria D. Smock — Abraham. (B. Oct. 
17, 1828). 



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Van Derveer, Michael and Ann Maria Ten Eycke — Cornelius. 
(B. June 21 ). 

Alpaugh, Morris and , — Peter. (B. June 13). 

Oct. 4. Vroom, Richard and Eleanor Van Vleet — Henry. (B. June 

9)- 
Dec. 14. Ammerman, James and Catharine Schenck — John Schenck. 

(B. Oct. 6). 
Wyckoff, John M. and Leah Van Vleet— John Van Vleet. (B. 
Oct. 30). 
1830. 
Jan. 3. Mattis, Garret and Catharine Dally — Martha Dally. (B.Nov. 
5, 1829). 
Thompson, John and Sarah Emmons — Peter. (B. Sept. 2, 
1829). 
10. Emmons, Gilbert L. and Tudith Lowe — Abratn. (B. June 23, 
1829). 
Dally, Tunis. (Adult?). 
Mar. 7. Lowe, Jacob and Phebe Kershow — Rachel Maria. (B. Sept. 
2j, 1829). 
Van Vleet. Aaron. (Adult?). 
Apr. 8. Brokaw, John and Elizabeth Lane — John. (B. Dec. 31, 1829). 
Wyckoff, Jacob W. and Elizabeth Huffman — Mary. (B. Sept. 
30. 1829). 
May 1. Hudnut, Elijah and Sarah Thompson — Abram Stout. (B. 

Apr. 23). 
July 4. Orr, Jacob and Margaret Hall — Elizabeth. (B. Jan. 31). 

Swackhammer, Ruliff and Mary Schamp — Eliza. (B. Mar. 

23)- 

Rose, Isaac and , — Mary Ellen. (B. Feb. 21). 

Corzine, Cornelius and Wyckoff — Henry Wyckoff. 

(B. May 12). 
Powelson, Peter and Juletta Gray — Mary. (B. June 15). 
Vroom, Peter and Sophia Ditmars — George. (B. June 9). 
Van Sickle, Margaret Hope (widow of Peter) — Peter. (B. 

Jan. 3). 

Hall, Isaac and , — William Henry. (B. Apr. 2). 

" Hall, John D. and Gertrude M. Carkhuff— David. (B. Dec. 

2i, 1829). 
Shirts. Henry and , — Peter Bennet. (B. Sept. II, 

1829). 
Oct. 3. Lane, Aaron and Catharine Hammer — John. (B. July 26). 
Hall, Dennis and Maria Van Horn — Ellen. (B. Aug. 4). 
Bunn. Leonard and Catharine Hall — Ann F.liza. _(B. July 18). 
rtland and Jane Vlerebome — Emmeline. (B. Feb. 

13)- 
Lowe, Peter B. and Harriet Van Horn — Phebe Elizabeth. (B. 

May 27 

Dally, John and Elizabeth Hall — William Henry. (B. Aug. 

16). 
Cole, Ezekiel I. and Gitty Berger — Peter. (B. Apr. 12). 



Readington Church Baptisms from. 1720 141 

Ammerman, Henry and Marv Sutphen — Mary Elizabeth. (B. 

■^r- 17)- 
Schamp, George A. and Catharine Wyekoff — Margaret Eletta. 
(B. June 23). 

Van Vleet, Aaron and Lannen — Sarah Ann. 

10. Mattis, Eliza Dafly (wife of John). 

Newel, Margaret. (Adult). 
31. Kevins, Minne and , — Frederick Stoothoff. (B. Sept. 

Nov. 7. \ an Sickle, Aaron and Ellen Orr — Mary. (B. Aug. 31). 

Brokaw, William and Eleanor Ditmars — Jane. (B. Aug. 9). 
Thompson, Andrew and Susannah Lane — Eleanor. V B. Mar. 
30). 
Dec. 5. Vossler, Jacob and Margaret Van Fleet— Henry Van Fleet. 
(B. Oct. 13). 
S] ace, Conrad and Maria Teneyck — Eliza. ( B. July 24). 
1831. 
Mar. 13. Van Camp, Thomas and Phebe — Jane Maria. (B. Feb. 20, 

(30)- 

Thompson, Joseph and Ann Post — John. (B. Oct. 14, 1830). 

John D. and Jane Van Cleef — Margaret. (B. Jan. 21). 
Apr. 3. Pumyea, Peter and Catharine S. Stryker— Theodore. ( B. 
Nov. 27, 18 
Lattourrette, Garret and Hannah Thompson — Sarah Moor- 
head. (B. Dec. 2, 1830). 

Groenendyck. Daniel and , — Mary Ann. 

May I. Lane, Andrew C. and Elenor Emmons — Elizabeth. (B. 
Jan. 9). 
Tenbroeck, Peter and Catharine Emmons — Margaretta. (B. 

Nov. 13, 1830). 
Cox, Henry and Sophia Ditmars — Cornelius Tunison. (B. 
v. 2, 1830). 
14. Van Liew, John and Ann M. Woodruff — Maria Louisa. (B. 
Jan. 31). 
Mettler, Levi and Amy Baker — Levi Byron. ( B. Aug. 24, 

1830). 
Schamp, David and Esther Lowe — John. (B. Dec. 28, 1830). 
June 5. Dilley, Jacob J. and Eliza Sullivan — Peter. (B. Mar. 29). 

Wyekoff, Albert and Hannah Schamp — Eliza Ann. (B. Feb. 

16). 
Alpaugh, Morris and Elizabeth Kinney — Phillip. (B. June 

16, 1830). 
Carkhuff, Enoch and Julia Ann Daily— Phillip. (B. Mar. 7). 
Dally, George and Mary Ann Carkhuff — Ann Maria. (B. 

Jan. 15). 
Cole, David A. and Jane Hall— Catharine Hellenah. (B. Feb. 

23)- 
Kinney, Peter and Margaret Hoppock — Peter. (B. Jan. 21). 
j u ]y — . Van Fleet, John and Mary Ann Emmons — Catharine. (B. 
Nov. 27, 1830). 



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Carkhuri', Jacob Q. and Catharine Cole — Sarah Jane. (B. Apr. 

12). 
Mattis, Garrit and Catharine Daily — William. (B. Mar. 13). 
Hagens, Jasper and Catharine Mattis — Maria Mattis. (B. 

Dec. ) 4, [830). 
Burnhart, Henrj and Maria Smock- — Catharine. (B. Feb. 25, 

1830) . 
Sept. 4. Schenck, Israel and Catharine Gulick — -Henry. (B. Jan. 2). 
Emmon ilbert L. and Judah Lowe — Mary Ann. (B. June 

11). 
Schamp, Peter G. and Catharine Kline — Caroline. ( B. Mar. 

Cole, David O. and Agnes Cutter — Margetty Jane. (B. Nov.i 
18, 1830). 
Oct. 3. Hear), William and Mary Vanaulen — William. I B. May 9). 
WyckofF, Tunis and Ann Vossler — Sarah Ellen. (B. May 

29). 
Guild, John and Jane — Susan Elizabeth. (B. June 16). 
Mattis, John and Eliza Dally — Catharine. (B. May 13). 
nhart, John S. and Ann Smock — Ellen Bennet. (B. May 
18). 
8. Swackhammer, John and Ann Teneyck — Ellen Louisa. (B. 

July 3)- 

Van Doren, Judy Ann. (Adull I 
Van Doren, Margetty. (Adult). 
Prosi. Sarah Dally (wife of Richar 

Garrabrant, and Newel — Cornelius. 

Nov. 6. Johnson, Abraham H. and Eliz,-' bin — Elizabeth Ann. 

(B.July 9). 

:koff, Jacob W. and Elizabeth Huffman — Ann Elizabeth. 
(B. Sept. 16). 
Dally, William and Elizabeth Dally — Cornelius. (B. May 29). 
1832. 
Mar. 4. Dills, Daniel and Catharine Van Camp — Aletta. (B. Oct. 3, 

: 'lied Oct. 22, 18 

Thompson, Joseph and 1st — Henry Post. (B. Nov. 30, 

1831). 
Lowe, Jacob and Phebe Kershow — Catharine. (B. Sept. 20, 

1831)- 

1 eneyck. Stephen and , — Abraham 

Apr. 1 Lane, John C. and Mary Ann Hageman — Andrew. (B. Dec. 

5. i8. ; 
Davis, George and Sarah Cole — Sarah Jane. (B. Oct. 30, 

1831). 

Lane, Aaron, Jr., and Catherine Hammer — Henry. (B. Dec. 
14, 1831). 

and , — Cornelius Nevius. (B. Dec. 2, 1831). 

May 6. Kershow, Jacob and Elizabeth Demoot — Margaret. (B. Mar. 

Daflv, Nicholas and Catharine Demoot — Sarah. (B. Nov. 6, 
1831)- 



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Readington Church Baptisms from 1720 143 

Spader, James V. and Emma — William Vanderveer. (B. Nov. 

21, 1831). 

June 3. Cole, Ezekiel T. and Gitty Berger— George. (B. Mar. 26). 

and , —Magdalen Van Horn. (B. Feb. 22). 

and , —Jacob Witlock. (B. Apr. 9). 

and , — Catharine Elizabeth Robbins. (B. Aug. 

4, 183U. 

Aug. 14. Bergetv^***®^ and Margaret Daily— Jacob. 
Sept. — . Kershow, Jacob and Margaret Brokaw— Abraham Stout. (B. 
Apr. 29). 
Burnhart, Henry and Maria Smock — Cornelius Smock. (B. 

Apr. 14). 
Hall, John D. and Gertrude M. Carkhutf— Asher Bartin. (B. 
Dec. 10, 1831). 

' Hall, Isaac and Eliza Ann Hageman — Isaac Hageman. (B. 
June 15). 
Oct. 7. Van Derveer, Michael and Anna Maria Teneyck — Sarah Re- 
becca. ( B. July 5). 
Berkaw, Peter and Catharine Kershow — John WyckofT. (B. 

July 27). 
Davis, Bergen and Ann Messier — Abraham. (P.. June n). 
Berkaw, Bergen and Ann Van Vleet — Susan. (B. Oct. 9, 
1830). 
ut, Thomas and Eliza Lane — Abraham Praul. (B. Aug. 

5) 
14. Hoagland, John S. (Adult). 

Van Vleet, Ann Lowe (wife of Aaron • 
Van Horn, Mary Thompson (wife of James). 
Dec. 2. Groenendyck, Daniel and , — Sarah Nevius. 

and , — John. (B. Oct. 4). 

1833- 
Jan. 6. Post, John D. and Jane Van Cleef— Henry. (B. Oct. 31, 
1832). 
Kinney, Peter and Margaret Hoppock — Harriet. (B. Oct. 

14, 1832). 
Shirts, Henry and Mary Kinney — Aletta. (B. Aug. 10, 1832). 
Voorhees, John P. and Magdalen Garretson — Samuel. 
Feb. 3. Van Nuys, Peter and Catharine Quick — Garret. (B. Nov. 
14, 1832). 
Alpaugh, Morris and Elizabeth Kinney — Mary Shirts. (B. 
May 12, 1832). 
Apr. 7. v Hall, Jacob and Judy Hoagland — Hellenah Maria. (B. Jan. 

7)- 
Pumvea, Peter and Catharine S. — Sarah Ellen. (B. Nov. 22, 

1832). 
Schomp, George A. and Catharine — Ann. (B. Jan. 4). 

Mettler, Levi and , — Caroline. (B. Dec. 24, 1832). 

Cox, Henry and , — Gertrude Ann. (B. Feb. 6). 

Dally, John. (Adult). 
Dally, Maria. (Adult). 



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May 5. Ammerman, Henry and Maria Sutphin— William Henry. (B. 
Jan. 12). 
Voorhees, John H. and Maria Kershaw — Peter Nevius. (B. 
Feb. 8).* 
June 2. Van Sickle, Aaron and Elen Orr — Sarah. (B. Oct. 17, 1832). 

Lane, Andrew C. and Elen Emmons — Judy. (B. Jan. 10). 
July 14. s Cole, David S. and Jane Hall — Abraham. (B. May 10). 

Dallcy, George and Mary Ann CarkuiT — Jacob. (B. Feb. 27). 

Yauger, and Huyler— John. 

Lutes, Fred and Sarah Cole— Mary. (B. Sept. 21, 1823); 
William. (B. Jan. 2, 1828). 
Aug. 4. Dilley, Jacob and Eliza — Rebecca Johnson. (B. Apr. 5). 

Johnston, John J. and Eli- k — Washington Scott. (B. 

Jan. 9). 
Swackhammer, John and Ann Teneyck — Angelina. (B. Apr. 
27). 
Sept. !. Burnhart, Stryker and Ann Smock— Peter. (B. Sept. 18, 
1832). 
Hageman. Andrew and Ann Hoagland — Elsey Elizabeth. (B. 

Prost, Richard and Sarah Dalley — Ellen Van Sickle. (B. May 

30). 
Cole. David O. and Agnes Cutter — Elijah. (B. Feb. 14). 
Oct. 6. Dalley, William and Elizabeth Latourette — Henry. (B. July 

Dilts, Daniel and Catharine "Van Camp — Cornelius Van Camp. 

B. July 24). 
Johi br'm H. and Elizabeth Sutphin — Phebe Sutphin. 

(B. Aug. 22). 
Newman, Jonathan (grandson of Elizabeth Post). (B. June 

25, 1829). 
Thompson, John and Sarah Emmons — Gilbert Emmons. (B. 
June is). 
1834. 

Jan. — . Lutes, Frederick and Cole — John Housel. (B. Nov. 

19, 1833). 
Dally, Hannah Merlatt (wife of W. Dally). 
Feb. 2. Stryker. Christopher and Gitty Maria Hoagland — Dennis. (B. 

.. 1833)- 
Hammer, John and Catharine P. Stryker — David Vail. 
Emmons, Gilbert L. and Judy Lowe — Jane Quick. (B. Oct. 

25. 1833). 

Teneyck, Joseph S. and Marv Lane — Sarah Ann. (B. Aug. 

26, 1833). 

Mar. — . Voorhees, Cortland (wife, Jane Vlerebome, dec'd)— Jane. (B. 

833)- 

Lane, Aaron and Catharine Hammer — Peter. (B. Dec. 20, 

1833)- 
Apr. 6. Thompson, Joseph and Ann Post — Abraham (B. Dec. 30, 

i833)- 



Readington Church Baptisms from 1720 145 

Vrooni, Richard and Eleanor Van Vleet — Susannah Ann. (B. 

Jan. 30). 
Dalley, Nicholas and Catharine Demoot — Julius. 
May 5. Brokaw, John and Elizabeth Lane— Jane." (B. Dec. 24, 1833) 
Schenck, Israel and Catharine Gulick — Margaret. (B. Jan 

11). 
Kershow, Jacob and Elizabeth Wyckoff — Gilbert Lane. (B 
P"eb. 9). 
— - Orr, Jacob and Margaret Hall— Ellen Wyckoff. (B. Nov 
14. 1833). 
Carkhuff, Jacob Q. and Catharine Cole — Philip. (B. Jan. 2) 

and , — Simon Wyckoff. (B. Feb. 1). 

June 7. Van Liew, John and Ann M. Woodruff— John Newton. (B 
Jan. 30). 
Teneyck, John C. and Margaret Risler — Peter. (B. Nov. 5, 

1833)- 

ssler, Jacob and Margaret Van Vleet — Jacob Theodore. (B. 
Feb. 25). 
Nimaster, Henry and Hannah Dillev — Catharine Maria. ( B. 

Dec. 8, 1833). 
Wyckoff, Peter C. and Maria Lowe — Tohn Newton. (B. Dec. 

"16, 1833). 
Hall, Isaac and Eliza Ann Hageman — Dennis. (B. Mar. 29). 
Hoppock, Amy. (Adult). 
Job- [ari Pi ' widow of Thomas). 
Van Horn, Gertrude Teneyck 1 wife of Thomas) • 
July 6. Johnson, facob H. and Lydia M. Wyckoff — Aaron. (B. Dec. 
24. 1833). 
Lane, John C. and Mary Ann Hageman — Martha Ann. (B. 
Apr. 17). 
:koff, Tunis and Ann Vossler — Mary. 
Aug. — . Post, John D. and Jane Van Cleef — Cornelius Van Cleef. (B. 

May 26). 
Sept. — Mattis, John and Eliza Dalley — Garret. (B. Sept. 15, 1833). 
Schamp. Joseph and Maria Williams — Mary Ann. (B 
18). 

and Margaret Blackwell — Mary Elizabeth Kline. (B. 

June 20). 
Van Nuys, Peter and Catharine Quick — Cornelius. (B. Aug. 

7)- 
Hall, John D. and Gertrude Carkhuff — John Kline. (B. Tan. 

19 

Davis, Bergun and , — Jane. (B. Dec. 28, 1833). 

Stout, Abraham P. and , —Mary Ellen Teneyck. (B. 

Aug. 10). 
Van Vleet, Andrew. (Adult?). 
Voorhees, Jaquish. (Adult?). 
Nov. — . Groenendyck, Daniel and Adrian Nevius— David Nevius. (B. 
Aug. 7). 
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Dec. 7. Thompson, Andrew and Susan Lane — Susan. (B.July 11;. 
Wvckoff, Jacob and Elizabeth Huffman — Martin. (B. Oct. 

18). 
Post, Catharine Dallev (wife of Peter) — Catharine. (B. Feb. 

6). 
Dallev, John and , — Sarah Maria. (B. Aug. 24). 

I835- 
Feb. 1. Cox, Henry and Sophia Ditmars — Teneyck Wvckoff. (B. 
Nov. 29, 1834). 

Mar. — . Corzine, Cornelius and Sarah Wyckoff . 

Ammerman, Abraham and Eliza Ann Nailor — Theodore. (B. 
Nov. 27, 1834). 
Apr. 12. Thompson, John and Sarah Emmons — Aaron Saxon. (B. 
Dec. 17, 1834). 
Voorhees, John and Mary Kershow— Rulif Seburn. (B. Sept. 

23> 1834). 
Carkhuff, Enoch and Tulia Ann Dally— Mahlon. (B. Oct. 8, 

1834)- 
May 10. Johnson, Jacob H. and Lydia M. W vckoff — Ann Elizabeth 
Wyckoff. (B. Mar. 13). 
Berger, John and Sarah Van Vleet — David Van Vleet. (B. 

Jan. 16). 
Lowe, Jacob C. and Phebe Kershow — Peter. (B. Feb. 27). 
23. Davis, George and Sarah Cole— Peter. (B. Feb. 4). 

Dally, Tunis and Smock — Jacob Van Derveer. (B. 

Sept. 26, 1834). 
Bougner, Sarah Case (wife of Win.). 
Staats (colored man of Cortland Voorhees). 
31. Garrabrant, John and Rachel Newel — John Newel. (B. May 

11, 1834). 

June 7. Reger, John and Charity Van Houten — Henry Weaver. (B. 

Sept. 19, 1834). 
Kinney, Peter and Margaret Hoppock— Mary Hoppock. (B. 

Dec. 29, 1834). 
Alpaugh, Morris and Elizabeth Kinney — Harriet. (B. Dec. 

12, 1834). 

Shirts, Henry and Kinney— Henry Theodore. (B. 

Feb. 14). - t 

Bergen, Simon and IKV^VA / Dalley — Mary Jane. 
Tuly 5. Stryker, Christopher and Gitty Maria Hoagland — Cornelius. 
(B. Jan. I). 
Dilis, Daniel and Catharine Van Camp — John Voorhees. (B. 

f- 30, 1834). 
Mettler, Levi and Amy Baker — William. (B. July 15). 
Sept. 6. Boyle, James H. and Mary Ann Wyckoff — John Henry. (B. 
June 20). 
Lane, Aaron and Catharine Hammer — David. (B. July 20). 
Oct. — . Dalley, George and Mary Ann Carkhuff — Sillenda. (B. June 

Schomp, Harriet Wrifford (wife of Peter I.). 



Readington Church Baptisms from 1J20 147 

Lane, Aaron, Jr. (Adult?). 
Nov. 1. Van Derveer, Michael and Ann Maria Teneyck — Andrew 
Teneyck. (B. Aug. 12). 
Mattis, Garret and Catharine Dalley — Richard Prost. (B. 
May 24). 

Stryker, Jeremiah and Sarah Spader . (B. Sept. 9). 

— Cole, David S. and Jane Hall — Martha Ann. (B. Sept. 6). 
Lane, Andrew C. and Ellen Emmons — Sarah Maria. (B. 

Vug. 10). 
Schamp, George A. and Catharine Wyckoff — David. (B. 

Aug. 15). 
Rockafellow, Peter D. and Maria Ramsey — Hannah Eliza- 
beth. (B. July 5). 
1836. 
Jan. 3. Cole, David O. and Agness Cutter — Sarah Elizabeth. (B. Aug. 

2, 1835). 

Tohnson, John J. and Elizabeth Ten Eyck — Ellen Rebeccah. 
(B. Sept. 13, 1834). 
Apr. — . Pumyea, Peter and Cath. S. — Lydia Ann. (B. Jan. 2). 

May — . Van Sickle, Aaron and Orr — Margaret Elizabeth. (B. 

Dec. 31, 1835). 
Thompson, Joseph and Ann Post — William. (B. Jan. 19; 

died Jan. 27, 1837). 
Hammer, John and Catharine Strvker — Abraham Stryker. (B 
Mar. 8). 
July 3. Mattis, John and Elizabeth Dalley — Eletta Ann Hiler. (B 
Feb. 26, 1835). 
Nimaster, Henry and Hanna -Hannah Dalley. 1 B 

Feb. 7). 
Dalley, William and Hannah Merlatt— William. (B. Mar 

n). 
Gambler, Cor. C. and Jane Lane — Margaret Ann. (B. Dec 
18, 1835). 

^ lenry and Van Vleet — Garret. (B. Jan. 31) 

Aug. 7. Hall, Isaac and Hageman — Augustus. (B. May 30) 

Dally, Isaac and Eliza Kline — John Jacob Kline 
Sept. — . Vroom, Michael D. and Leah Ten Eyck— Michael. (B. luly 
14). 
Lane, Cornelius C. and Gitty Hageman- -John. (B. May 22). 
Oct. 2. Reger, John and Gitty Van Houten — Mary Catharine. (B. 
Apr. 12). 
Connet, Samuel and Hannah Thompson — Stephen. 
Nov. 6. Lane, John C. and Mary A. Hageman— John. (B. Sept. 15). 
Van Fleet, Abram and Matty Berger— Gitty Maria. (B. July 

11). 
Johnson, Abr. H. and Elizabeth Sutphm — Tunis Dalley. (B. 

July 5)- 
Van Nuys, Peter and Catharine Quick — Peter Quick. (B. 

Sept. 16). 

- Orr, Jacob and Margaret Hall — Jane. (B. Aug. 19). 



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and , —Margaret Lucinda. (B. Aug. 5). 

and , —Levi. (B. Sept. 17) 



Hudnut, Elijah and Sarah Thompson— Margaret Stout. (B. 

May 24, 1832). Peter Thompson. (B. Sept. 28, 1834). 

Dec. — . Van Fleet, Andrew and Jane Ann Kershow— Margaret Ann. 

CB. Sept. 8. 1835). 

Dalley, Nicholas and Catharine Demott— Tohn.L(B. July 31). 

Emmons, Gilbert S. and , —Garret Stryker. (B. Mar. 

6)- 
Johnston, John J. and Elizabeth Teneyck— Levi. (B. June 

12). 

I X 1 7 

j an . _. Voorhees, John H. and Maria Kershow— Mary Jane. (B. Oct. 
t, 1836). 
sler, Jacob and Margaret Van Fleet— Elias. (B. Oct. 2, 

18 V 
Corzine, Cornelius and Sarah Wyckoff— John Dacker. (B. 

iv. 20, 1836). 
Feb. — . Kinney, Peter and Margaret Hoppock— Margaret. (B. Oct. 
[5, 1836). 
Alpaugh. Morris and Elizabeth Kinney— John. (B. Nov. 8, 
1836). 
Apr. — . Ammerman, Abr. and Eliza Naylor— Elizabeth. (B. Dec. 
16,1836). 

— ■ Stryker, Thompson and Hall— William Henry. (B. 

Oct. 30.1836). 

Johnson, William and , —David Shirts. (B. Aug. 18, 

1836). 
May — . Mattis, Garret and Catharine Dalley— Mariah Dalley. (B. 
Mar. 10 j. 
14. Cox, Henry and Sophia Ditmars— Lucretia. (B. Jan. 9). 

•h, Jacob S. and - Demott— John Demott. (B. 

Mar. 4). 

1 nd Catharine Kershow— Gilbert Lane. (B. 

c. 9, 1836). 
Gar. >hn S. and Eliza Ann Howell— Henry Howell. 

Baird, John and Sarah Brokaw — Sarah Elizabeth. (B. Nov. 

13. l8 3*' 
June 3. Brokaw, John and Elizabeth Lane— Gilbert. (B. Jan. 28). 

i igland, Christopher C. and Gertrude M. Labagh — Anna 
ria. (B. Mar. 1 ). 

saac and Sarah , —John Bergen. 

phin, Gilbert i ■ Caroline Horn I ry Ann. (B. 

Jan 
Dilley, Jacob and Eliza— Levi. 
July 2. Rockafellow, Peter D. and Maria Ramsey — Anna Maria Van 
Ue\ ' \pr. 30). 

Rockafellow, foseph and Mary Ann Patten — Sarah Caroline. 
(B. Mar. 13). 



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Latourette, Peter and Agnes Johnson— Rebecca Elizabeth. 

(B. Apr. 4). 
Morehead, John, Jr., and Sophia Van Doren — John. (B. 

Mar. 26). 
Dalley, George and Mary Ann Carkhuff — Matilda. (B. Apr. 

24)- 
July 2. Space, Conrad and Mariah Teneyck — Rebecca Ann. (B. 

Feb. 26). 
Kershow, Jacob and Elizabeth — Phebe Elizabeth. (B. May 

2). 

Sept. — . and — — , — Ebenezer K. Smock. (B. July 2). 

and , — Henry Teatsworth. 

Oct. — . Van Fleet. David and Maria Dolliver— -William Henry. (B. 

July 19). 
Hall, Peter D. and Rachel E. Huff— Gertrude Jane. (B. May 

15)- 

Brees, and — — Van Fleet — Elizabeth Ann. (B. 

Aug. 12). 
Nov. — . Carkhuff, Enoch and Julia Ann Dalley — Rhoda Maria. (B. 
Sept. 1). 

[Concluded] 

igb 4^fr *J* (^» 

HISTORICAL NOTES AND COMMENTS 

BY THE EDITOR 

Tuition and Board 100 Years Ago 

Almost one hundred years ago there was a famous boarding school 
for young ladies in Princeton kept by a Miss Hanna. The building in 
which the school pt was a double house, with dormer windows 

and a semi-circular portico in front. Later it was owned by Col. Beatty, 
a distinguished Revolutionary officer, and it still remains intact, we 
believe although on another side of the That the school was 

first-class in its day has often been stated by those who remembered it. 
There now lies before us a bill for tuition in that school, and it may inter- 
est some of our readers who are sending daughters to some distant board- 
ing-school to contrast the expenses per term of then and now. We are 
not privileged to print the name of the family concerned, but, otherwise, 
the full bill reads : 

"Dr. Mr. r- to E. Hanna. 

To tuition of his daughter one session - $9.00 

Fuel for session - - - - - .62 J4 

:ning, lining, varnishing, etc, a map - 1.00 

$10,621/2 
The young lady who went to this school boarded with a family in Prince- 
ton, and this is a copy of the bill for board, etc. : 



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To , J Jr. 

To 43 weeks board for daughter @ [.25 - $53-75 

To grf er. bonnet - - - 2.45 

To sundries - - - 100 



$57.20 
The first bill is for one qti :ond for the full school year. 

It will not take much calculation to show that the entire cost of board and 
tuition (not to add the trifling extras) for forty-three weeks (if four ses- 
sions) was about $89.75. 

Constables in 1788 

A slip of paper found recently loosely laid in the early "Court 
Minutes'' of Somerset gives the following list of the constables in the 
county on Jan. 1, 1788: George Rowland, Isaac Underdonk, Peter Har- 
pending, Abram Hall, Isaac Voorhees, Philip Harder, Isaac Striker, 
Daniel Sleight, Thomas Skillman, Garret Garritse, James Lowe, Wil- 
liam Todd, Jonathan Pennington, Anthony Cozart. 

An Early Western Settler 

From time to time, as many must have noticed, the Quarterly 
names in its genealogical or other articles persons who Ief1 this county 
prior to the year 1800 and settled in another, and usually Western State. 
West New York Si.-: e and Western Pennsylvania were considered "in 
the West," but the great Ohio country and Kentucky were the "real" 

t. We are always glad to print particulars of these migrations, but 
few facts are really know r forebears of that early day did not 

keep extended journals, or even diaries, of happenings, for the incidents 
of a Western journey were considered a matter of course. They little 
knew how such matters would now interest their descendants. 

One of our recent finds is a statement to the son of a migrant to 
Ohio. It was sent to the Editor of the Quarterly about ten years ago, 
in answer to an inquiry, but has never been published, and has just reap- 
peared in our little manuscript "barrel," for, like ministers, Editors 
must have a place of deposit for that which may some day prove of use. 

Garret Voorhees was the son of Abraham Voorhees, of Neshanic, 
Somerset co. Abraham was b. Sept. 16, 1730. His wife was Mary Van 
Doren, dau. of Sheriff Abraham Van Dorn, of Middlebush, (the daughter 
not adhering to her father's spelling). Garret was b. June <> 1763. On 
Jan. 15, 1790, he m. Cornelia Parsell, presumably of Somerset co., and 
then at once determined on seeking a home in another State. So the 
same year he started, with his wife, going to what was known as "the 
Red Stone" part of Pennsylvania. We judge this was York county, 
where red sandstone was plentiful and to which place many Somerset 



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families had gone. But that year found few of the Somerset residents 
remaining there ; they had trecked off to New York State and Kentucky. 
The very next year, therefore, Garret started out again, and, says his 
son: 

"In the Fall of 1791 Garret emigrated to Hamilton co., Ohio. He 

went down the river in a flat hoat, and on the road th< of Gen. 

Harmer's defeat by the Indians, and would have turn . but the 

boat would not float up stream. They landed at the fort at Columl 
just above Cincinnati, and had to stay there until General Wayne de- 
feated the India , 94, when he and all his father's family moved 
on Section 33 ( ?) in a station house, and in the fall of the same year 
Garret Voorhees moved on the farm in sa m where his youngest 
son, Harvey, now lives." 

This Harvey was the writer of the foregoing, but has since deceased, 
in his 80th year. He was one of the most respected and useful men in his 
part of the county. 

This settlement in Ohio by Garret antedated by two years the actual 
Miami Tract purchase of Judge Symmes, and we doubt if many other 
Jerseymen had gone to that State . as 1792. Evidently he was 

a real pioneer. But his father, also, got the Ohio fever, and in 1794 
he, too, with nine children (Garret, the fifth child, making ten in all) 
followed the same long trail across the mountains of Pennsylvania, and 
settled down in Hamilton county, Ohio. There at least seven of the chil- 
dren married, and to-day their descendants are numbered by the hun- 
dred 

Wl joing statement is a reminder of what many of our Som- 

erset readers do not realize, that thousands, yes tens of thousands of 
persons of various surname? throughout the West can trace back their 
ancestry to this "Garden" of New Jersey. If a few of these thousands 
only knew of the existence and value of the past si ilumes of the 

Quarterly we should not need for subscribers to continue it indefinitely. 

Where Were These Two Early Places? 

On June 17, 1716, there was baptised at Nine-Mile Run, which was 
a mile northeast of Ten-Mile Run in Franklin tws] county, children 

of Daniel Schoemaker, who (the children) were recorded as born "at 
Sumerfelt on the Raritans." Sumerfelt is but a German name for 
Summerfield, not so far a remove from Summerville, or Somerville, as 
may be supposed. But certainly it was not Somerville. We have not 
heretofore seen any reference to such a place in the county, and the 
query is, where was it? 

In a will, recorded at Trenton in 1745, made by Benjamin Hall, of 
Piscataway, he mentions his "cousin, Daniel Blackford, Jr., of New Mil- 



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ford, Somerset county." This Daniel, Jr., resided, as we think, in 
Bound Brook. Was there an attempt at this time to change the name of 
Bound Brook to New Milford? If not, where was New Milford? 

Military Order of 1865 and Commission of 1793 

The present generation hardly know of the local military events of 
the War of the Rebellion, by which we mean the formation and practice 
of local companies which never went to the War and so did not obtain the 
publication of their members' names in the official rolls of the nation. In 
fact the history of these companies, formed in every county, perhaps 
chiefly for self-defense, has never been written, and probably never will 
be. It is even now too late to secure the facts. We are reminded of 
these home companies, however, by the following order which has come 
into our / hands. Our readers will readily recognize who ''Captain" 
Corle, and "Brigadier-General" Voorhees were — both now deceased : 

Hi erset Brigade, 

September 4th, 1865. 
To Calvin Corle 

You are hereby authorized and directed to take into your charge for 
drill exercise and improvement Company Number Twelve of this Bri- 
gade, until superseded by lawful authoi 1 ompany is directed to 
obey you accordingly. This is your warrant. 

Witness my hand • J. V. Voorhees, 

Acting Brigadier General. 

Quite similar to the home defense guards of 1865 were the militia- 
men of the years succeeding the Revolution. They, too, did not expect to 
be called out to actual warfare but were to be prepared for it. Some of 
them were used to suppress the Whisky Insurrection in 1794, and others, 
much later, found the real War of 181 2 on their hands, but, as a rule, the 
State militia did not get into any actual fighting and only came together 
on "training days." The following paper of 1793 shows how an officer 
was then commissioned: 

The State of New-Jersey, 

"To David Nevius, Gentleman: 

"Whereas the Commissioner of the County of Somerset hath certified 
to the Commander in Chief of this State the completion of a Company 
called the Second Company in the Fifth Battalion in the Third Regiment 
of the Militia in the said County, and that you luly chosen by the 

said Company to be Lieutenant of the said Company: You are therefore 
to take the said Company into your charge and care as Lieutenant there- 
of, and duly both Officers and Soldiers of tl any 
in Arms; an hey are hen you as their Lieuten- 

you are likewise to obey and f<* h Orders and Directions, 

from time to time as you shall receive from superior Officer or Officers; 



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and for your so doing this shall be your Commission. In Testimony 
whereof the great Seal of the said State is hereunto affixed. 

"Wi Richard Howell Esquire, Governor, Captain-General and 

Commander in Chief in and over the State of New Jersey and Territories 
thereunto belonging, Chancellor and Ordinary in the. same, at Trenton, 
the fifth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hun- 
dred and ninety-three. R'd. Howell. 

"By the Governor, 

Bowes Reed, Sec y." 

"Sermons in Stones" 

A fine old gentleman, himself a writer of history, hut now deceased, 
wrote out the following in 1900 concerning some gravestones in the Lam- 
ington churchyard, adding to it what he termed a "pasquinade." 

"In the old Lamington churchyard may be found what is perhaps the 
most appropriate poetic stanza that was ever engraved on a sepulchral 
stone. A certain tall, coarse, gaunt dark-featured and wealthy farmer of 
the neighborhood, having A thunder, kept his meek and patient 

wife in terror of his explosions all her days. Even in his moments of so- 
called 'good humor' his general aspect of sternness and hoarse rumbling 
tones were sufficiently fear-inspiring to all the members of his household. 
At, last the g ntle consort died, and the bereaved husband, feeling the 
extent of his personal loss, and wishing perhaps to mark dais appreciation 
of her always submissive temper and placid Christian character, caused 
these metrical lines to be inscribed on the tombstone erected above her 
grave. 

Friends no more my sufferings mourn, 
view my relics with concern, 
.•ase to drop the pitying tear, 
v, passed beyond the reach of fear." 

'The exquisite appropriateness of this borrowed stanza at once com- 
mended itself to all il 0] of the 11 iiood who were acquainted 
with the domestic life of the ill-mated pair. 

"In the same old yard on an ancient stone, was once inscribed the 
following : 

" 'And his kind soul has took its flight 
To reilms of endless night!' 

''The n in 'night' was afterwards cut out and / substituted therefor, 
and in this an °nded form it remains to the present day. 

1 1 (T;g may be cited as a good example of a self-inflicted 

pasquinade \ farmer not so many miles from Lamington shamefully 
despoiled a burying-ground upon his place, by carting off the enclosing 
stone fence, cutting down several shade trees, and exposing the naked 
graves to impling feet of horses and cattle that roved at will over 

the farm. CI > e by the desecrated spot he has affixed to a tree a board on 
which is scratched : 'All trespassing on these premises forbidden under 
penalty of the law.' " 



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DEPARTMENT OF NOTES AND QUERIES 

[187]. Hendrick Fisher's Children. — In our last Quarterly it 
was stated that no complete si had been published of the children 

of Hendrick Fisher. A partial statement only is given in Chamber's 
"Early Germans" (p. 362), wlrere seven are named, with no facts beyond 
baptismal dates except in one instance. This Revolutionary patriot was 
such an honor to Somerset that it seems as if more facts should be 
known, at least about his immediate family. Efforts to learn full partic- 
ulars have, thus far, proven failures, except as below stated. Further 
information will be welcomed. 

;"ore referring specifically to his children we note the interesting 
fact that we think we can state the full name of Hendrick's wife. No 
one thus far, to our knowledge, has given even a clue to the family to 
which she belonged. But we find, on the records of the First Reformed 
Church of New Brunswick, on May 27, 1757, the following entry: 

"Lebytje Bries, wife of Hendrick Fisher," As Hendrick was a 
deacon of the same church in 1722, and an elder in 1727, it would be 
natural to suppose that "Lebytje," joining the church so late, was the wife 
of Hendrick's son Hendrick ; but, as the baptisms below show, the first 
Hendrick, Jr., died before 1744 and the second Hendrick, Jr.. was not 
baptised until that year. Hence it must have been the elder Hendrick's 
wife. Beside; this, curiously enough, we find her name as "Elisabit 
Bries" on the earlier ( 1 7 1 7 ) membership list of the New Brunswick 
church, then called the "Church of the River and Lawrence Brook." 
Why she joined the same church twice is a problem we cannot solve. 
"Lebetje" was one of the Dutch forms of Elizabeth. It frequently ap- 
pears in that form in the baptismal record of Hendrick and "Lebetje" 
Fisher's children, though also as "Lisabet" and even "En 

Then who was Elizabeth Bries? Evidently the daughter of Volkert 
Hendrickse Bries and Neeltje Jans, who, before her marriage to Bries, 
had been the wife of Gerret Dirckse Croegier. This perfectly coincides 
with the natural naming of Hendrick's children. After naming the first 
son Hendrick and the first daughter Elizabeth (after himself and wife), 
he names the next son Volkert and the next daughter Neeltje. 

We only know of Voekert II. Bries that he was a farmer of Brook- 
lyn; married Neeltje (Janse) Croegier, April 1, 1680; after her death 
he married an Elizabeth Poulis. A Hendrick Bries seemed to have set- 
tled about 1699, at Three-Mile Run near New 7 Brunswick. In \j\7-2\ 
he was a deacon at New Brunswick. So both Hendrick Bries (no doubt 
Volkert's son) and Hendrick Fisher were co-officials, at nearly the same 



Department of Notes and Queries 155 

time, in the same church ; and we believe they became brothers-in-law. 
Hendrick Bries married Antje — (perhaps Powelson, as Cornelis and 
Antje Powelson arc witnesses to a baptism of a child, Hendrick, Jr., on 
the Somerville records in 1719). 

Instead of seven children. Hendrick Fisher had ft 
some being baptised I 'irst Reformed Church at New Brunswick 

and some at the Firsv Reformed Chun merville. lev. Theo- 

doras J. Frelinghuysen wa of both churches until 1747. this may 

be accounted for by supposing that Mr. and Mrs. Fisher went, when 
"baptismal day" came, to whichever church Mr. Frelinghuysi n (Fi her's 
bosom friend as well as pastor) was serving on that Sunday. : isher 

lived almosl equidistant between the two congregation-. 

iOw correct the supposition in the Quarterly article 
for January (p. 3), that Hendrick was probably married "about 1726." 
We had not then a knowledge of the dates in the New Brunswick : 
tismal record. He must have been married in 1721 or 1; 

The following, then, appear to have been Hendrick's children: 

1. Hendrick. bapt. May 8, 1823, at New Brunswick: entered as 
"Henderick ;"' d. before 1744 ( :cond of nai it.) 

2. Elisabeth, bapt. Nov. 15, 1824, at New Brunswick; d. before 
1750 (when second of name bapt.); m. (license dated) May 4, 1744, 
John Field, of Middlesex co., who was living in 1774, when mentioned in 
first draft of Hendrick Fisher's will. 

3. Volkert, bapt. Dec. 11, 1726, at Somerville (then Raritan) : d. 
before 1774; m. (license dated) June 7, 1763, Elizabeth Ion- 
mouth co. !n the early ( 1774) draft of his father's will Volkert's widow, 
Elizabeth, is named and these children: Hendrick: George; Elizabeth; 
Jane: Margaret. He probably lived near Bound Brook, on a place on 
which his brother John lived after his death. (See draft of Hendrick 
Fisher's will of Jan. 31, 1774, in "N. Bruns. Hist. ( lub Publications." 
No. 1, p. 35). No further trace of the children. 

[aria, bapl , 1729, at Son 

second of name bapl ). We think she in. Jacob Fulkersi 'ded 

in Bedminster twsp. on one of the Johnston farms. (See 1 
Vol. II, p. 187, where, in 1753, Fulkerson is referred to in the "Journals 
of Andrew^ Jonhston" as "Mr. Fisher's son-in-law," and as having "the 
character of an idle fellow"). In her father's will of 1778 her daughter, 

try Fulkerson," is spoken of by name. 

5. . . bapt. Oct. 24, 1731, at Somerville; m. (license dated) 

June 1, 1751, Hendrick Suvdam, of Somerset co. She probably d. before 



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1778, as only her "children" (unnamed) and her husband are mentioned 
in her father's last will. This Suydam we have not yet identified. 

6. John, b. Feb. 17, 1734 ( bapt. Mar. 24 at New Brunswick) ; d. 
May 18, 1814; m., Nov. 27, 1758, Margaret McCrea, who was b. Apr. 
17, 1737, and d. June 14, 1819. Probably she was closely related to James 
McCrea, the hatter, who resided in Bound Brook in 1769. (See Quar- 
terly, Vol. VII, p. 97, footnote). In 1778 he was living on a farm 
owned by his father, and doubtless always lived near Bound Brook. He 
also served in the Revolutionary War as a private, but we do not know 
his full record. 

As to John's children, we at present only know of two. One, Min- 
ne, is mentioned in his grandfather's (Hendrick'.s) will. He may be the 
Minne Fisher who m. (license dated) Jan. 19, 1787, Mary Blaine, but 
what became of him seems to be unknown. The other known son was 
Hendrick, who m. Mary Brokaw ; no date yet obtained. Nor do we 
know who Hendrick's children were, except one, Eliza Ellen, who was 
b. Feb. 8, 1810; d. Aug. 16, 1892; m., Jan. 5, 1831, Sylvanus Avers, of 
Bound Brook, who was b. May 7, 1807, and d. Mar. 28, 1885. His ch. 
were (order unknown to the writer) : Sylvanus Ayers, Jr., who m. 
Emma Lilly Coryell; William Henry Avers, who m. Anna D. Staats; 
Eugene Ayers, who m. R. Annie Baldwin; Julia Ayers, who m. Peres 
Bonney, Jr. ; Theresa S. Ayers, who m. Abraham V. Nelson ; Robert 
Ayers; and Jane Agnes Ayers, who m. Ferdinand V. Rockafellow, of 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

7. Minne, bapt. Aug. 15, 1736, Brunswick; d. in infancy. 

8. (second), bapt. Mar. 20, 1738, at New Brunswick. 
Mentioned as assisting his father in procuring guns, ammunition, etc., in 
the Northern Expedition of the Colonial forces in 1750 (see last Quar- 
terly, p. 7). There was a " '"isher" in i'l-ter co., N. Y., as per 
census of 1790, who may have been he; had, apparently, a wife and five 
children. 

9. Abraham, bapt. Sept. 21, 1740, at Somerv :i wtioned in his 
father's will in 1778, as residing on a farm owned by his father, which 
an earlier will states was "at Lamington." No further hough 
spm s in Bedminster twsp. about 1825 mi <■ b> Uis children. 

10. Margaret, . 1743. at Somerville ; m. Dr. Austin 
Craig, of "near Pluckemin" (one record says "of Lamington"), who was 
b. 1748 and d. Aug. 31, 1/85. Margaret survived him, but no further 
trace; she is mentioned in her father's will of 1778. 

11 Hendrick (second), bapt. Dec. 9, 1744, at Somerville: d. Jan., 
1780; m. (license dated) June 7, 1764, Elizabeth Fordun. On Apr. 26, 
1765, doubtless directly after his marriage, he purchased 4^ acres of 



Department of Notes and Queries 157 

land at Bound Brook of William Haddon, schoolmaster (Trenton 
Deeds, Book B 3, p. 245), and he still owned this land in 1778 (as per 
his father's will). He survived his father only about two years. A 
picture supposed to be of Hendrick's wife is now in the possession of Mrs. 
J. G. Drake, of near Flagtown, a descendant of Hendrick's brother, Jere- 
miah. His will of Dec. 3, 1779, probat. Jan. 24, 1780 (Trenton Wills, 
Book 11, p 311 ), names his wife, "Affey," and a son Hendrick; a grand- 
son, "Thomas Fordun ;" also his "brother-in-law," Dr. Aaron Craig. The 
son Hendrick, Dr. Craig and Col. William McDonald were his executors. 
Possibly this son Hendrick m. (license dated) Oct. 12, 1783, Elizabeth 
Blair, and he may be the "Henry Fisher" who d. intestate in 1826 (as per 
Somerset Surrogate records). A "Henry Fisher" served in Capt. Jacob 
Ten Eyck's co. of militia in the Revolution >r>s probably Hendrick 

(n). No further traces of this family. 

12. Jeremiah, of Bound Brook, I pt. 1, 1746, at Somerville; 

d. Jan. 9, 1807; m. (license dated) Dec. 9, 1769, Catherine Brokaw, who 
was b. Oct. 28, 1749, and d. Jan. 6, 1832. Both are buried in the Hen- 
drick Fisher farm burial-ground. Jeremiah was the acting executor of 
his father's estate and the heir to his farm, and he doubtless lived upon 
it. He sold the farm in 1796 to Capt. Creighton McCrea, and then (if we 
are correctly informed) built the house, still standing, a little nearer 
Bound Brook than his father's homestead, but on the opposite side of the 
road. Whether this be so or not, he certainly owned and operated the 
Middlebrook Hotel, as early references to it show ; a bouse erected before 
the Revolution. His will of 1805 was probat. Feb. 27, 1807 ( Som. Wills, 
Book A, p. 116). According. to his will his children der un- 

known) : 

- Jeremiah, Jr., b. Oct. 7, 1770; d. Nov. 30, 1826; m. Maria 
Fulkerson, who was b. Apr. 1, 1775, and d. May 12, 1846. They are 
also buried in the Hendrick Fisher farm burial-ground. A descendant 
thinks this Jeremiah, and not his father, built the house alluded to under 
:miah 1 12) above. He conducted during his lifetime the Middlebrook 
hotel, in which his children were born. Ch. : ( 1) Jeremiah, Jr., b. 1800; 
d. Mar. 16. 1819. (2) Philip E., b. 1802; m., Feb. 7. 1822, Nancy La 
Tourette, who d. May 30. 1861. Their ch. were Jeremiah, John L , Peter 
L. (all three d. young), Theodore, James, Julia, Voorhees, John L. 
(second), who m. Maria Merrill and was father of Frank Fisher, of 
South Bound Brook. (3) Sarah M., b. 1805; m., Mar. 1, 1827, Cor- 
nelius Rappelye, and had ch. : George, Sarah Louise, Flenry (of Illi- 
nois). (4) Isaac J., b. 1809; d. 1876; m., Jan. 13, 1842, Elizabeth Linn. 
He also conducted the Middlebrook Hotel for a long series of years, and 
had ch. : Savilla M., who m. Israel Coddington, father of ex-Judge Wil- 



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liam A. Coddington, of Plaintield ; John L. D., who m. Irene M. Van 
Syckle ; Sarah Louise, who succeeded her father in keeping the Middle- 
brook Hotel and is still living; and Jeremiah. ( 5 ) James Van Duyn, of 
South Bound Brook, b. Sept. 6, 181 1 ; d. Jan. 13, 1891 ; m., Jan. 21, 1846, 
Sarah Ann Eldert, who d. 1910; and had ch. : George N., who m. 
Josephine Merlette ; Ann Maria, who in. William H. Schomp, of Hope- 
well; Sarah Louise, who m. J. S. Doyle; John Ditmars, unm. ; Henry, 
who m. Minnie Brokaw ; and Elizabeth, who m. Jacob G. Drake, of near 
Flagtown, N. J., and who has gathered many traditions of her ancestral 
line, (among others that when Hendrick Fisher, the patriot, had his house 
entered by the British and his cattle taken away, he took refuge in the 
mountain.- where his friend- took him food secretly). 

(b) Elizabeth, b. about 1776; d. Feb. 21, 1796. 

( c ) Ann, who m. a Staats. 

(d) Catherine, who in. an Abraham Fisher. 

(e) Maria. 

(f) Isaac, a clergyman, whom we have not further traced. 

(g) Hendrick (perhaps the Hendrick Fisher, b. 1782, who d. Dec, 
1809, as per tombstone in the family burial-ground before referred to). 

h) John, 
(i) Sarah, b. about 1790; d. Mar. 27, 1807. (The dates of Sarah, 
as of her sister Elizabeth, are gathered from tombstones in the Fisher 
burial-ground). 

13. Elizabeth (second), bapt. June 16, 1750, at New Brunswick. 
From her father's wills we know she had married and had children, but 
probably died between 1774 and 1778. Whom she married is unknown. 

14. Maria (second), bapt. June 7, 1755, at Somerville. No further 
trace. 

In Hendrick's draft of a will in 1774; as published by the New 
Brunswick Hist. Society, a daughter "Mille" is spoken of, probably a 
misreading for "Nelle," for in the same draft he distinctly states he has 
"four daughters," and these must have been Neltje, Margaret, Elizabeth 
(second), and Maria (second). 

The late Rev. Jacob Frazee, of Knoxville, Tenn., was a descendant of 
Hendrick Fisher, but we have not learned in what line. 

One curious matter concerning Hendrick Fisher we !i;> . . sred 
since the article in the January Quarterly, that not only is his name in- 
cluded in a list of the freeholders of Piscataway twsp., Middlesex county, 
of 1748, but that in the will of Rev. John Cross, of Basking Ridge, dated 
1739, probated in 1748, one of his executors was "Hendrick Fisher, of 
Piscataway." It would thus seem as if, while a freeholder in Piscata- 
way (though non-resident) in 1748, he had actually resided there in 



Department of Notes and Queries 159 

1739 and previously. This is not improbable, as his father was, doubt- 
less, on the homestead across the Raritan. 

A deed on record at Trenton, dated July 29, 1767, from Martin 
Ryerson, of Readington, to "Henry Fisher, Esq.," and Peter Schenk, Esq., 
of Somerset co., conveying two tracts of land, consisting of 169 acres, in 
Roxbury twsp., Morris CO., adjoining the "Falls of Alamintong" (Lam- 
ington), is the only deed we have found of record conveying land to or 
from Hendrick Fisher. It may be one of the sons of Hendrick located on 
this land, but this is conjectural only. No son died in Morris co., so far 
as the records show. 

In the article upon Hendrick in the last Quarterly (footnote, p. 14), 
it was inadvertently stated that the "Frelinghuysen Hotel" was the same 
in its day as the "Middlebrook Hotel." It should have been said that 
the former hotel was the "Harpending House," in late years owned by 
Dr. B. B. Matthews, later called the "Frelinghuysen House," but not until 
some years after the event noted in the footnote referred to. 

The Editor of the Quarterly recently visited the old farm burial- 
ground of Hendrick Fisher, and found the tombstone of Hendrick in a 
crumbling condition. ' Only a portion of his name appears, as the red 
sandstone is rapidly' disintegrating. The following are the burials in 
this ground so far as they can be read. Several stones are wholly illegible, 
some of which may or may not originally have had inscriptions : 

Fisher, Catherine (wife of Jeremiah) d. Jan. 6, 1832, aged 82 yrs., 2 

mos., 8 dys. 
Fisher, Caty Ann (dau. of Isaac and Mary Fisher), d. May 6, 1813, aged 

8 yrs., 1 mos., 6 dys. 
Fisher, Elizabeth (dau. of Jeremiah and Catherine Fisher), d. Feb. 21, 

1796, in 2 1st yr. 
Fisher, Hendrick, d. Aug. 14, 1779 [error for 1778], in 82nd yr. 
Fisher, Hendrick, d. Dec, 1809, in 28th yr. 
Fisher, Jeremiah, d. Jan. 9, 1807, in 61 st yr. 
Fisher, Jeremiah (son of Jeremiah and Maria), d. Mar. 16, 1816, aged 19 

yrs., 9 dys. 
Fisher, Jeremiah, d. Nov. 30, 1826, aged 56 yrs., 1 mo., 23 dys. 
Fisher, Jeremiah (son of Philip and Nancy), d. Mar. 10, 1824. 
Fisher, John Latourette (son of Philip and Nancy), d. Sept. 10, 1829, 

1 3 mos., 11 
Fisher, Maria, d. Oct. 24, 1810, in 19th yr. 
Fisher, Maria (wife of Jeremiah), d. May 12, 1846, aged 71 yrs., 1 mo., 

11 dys. 
Fisher, Peter La Tourette (son of Philip and Nancy), d. July 20, 1827, 

aged 4 mos., 3 dys. 
Fisher, Sarah (dau. of Jeremiah and Catherine), d. Mar. 27, 1805, aged 

17 yrs., 2 mos., 10 dys. 
Van Nortwick, Margaret Maria (dau. of Simeon and Eleanor), d. Mar. 



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23, 1809, aged 2 yrs., 6 mos., 6 dys. [Relationship of this family 
to the Fisher family unknown], 
[undecipherable], d., aged 56 yrs., 23 dys. 

[188]. Va.\ Dorn — Sciienck. — 'Aaron Van Dorn, of Peapack, 
Somerset co., m. Ghacy ( Gesha) Schenck, dau. of Jan Schenck and Jaco- 
mintje Couwenhoven. Who were Jan. Schenck's ancesto 

(L. D. K., Collins, Iowa). 

[Jan Schenck was b. Jan. 22, 1721, and d. Jan. 2j, 1749, when only 
twenty-eight. He m. Jacomintje Nov. 26, 1741. He was the son of 
Roeliff Schenck and Geeje Hendrickson ; grandson of Jan. Schenck and 
Sarah Couwenhoven ; great-grandson of Roeloff Martense Schenck, the 
immigrant and Neeltje Van Couwenhoven. Dates of all these are easily 
procurable. — Editor] . 

[189]. Earl of Stirling's Land. — Inquiries are made from time to 
time as to the amount of land owned in fersey by the Earl of Stirl- 

ing. We are not yet prepared lo answer the question. The quantity- 
was very large. Somewhere we have seen it stated that in Hunterdon 
county he had title to 15,305 acres. One of his tracts near Potterstown 
contained 1,457 acres; another in these townships (Lebanon, Kingwood 
and Alexandria) contained 4,516 acres; the rest remain to be looked up 
in the records. As Jame ier. the Karl's father, was owner of an 

immense quantity of real -.state in N y, including the land at 

Basking Ridge, this county, much of which his son inherited, it is doubt- 
ful if the Earl's full ownership can be discovered. Most of it, as is well 
known, was sold by Commissioners during the Revolution. 

[190]. Col. John Van Dyke. — "Information wanted of Col. John 
Van Dyke, of Somerset, Loyalist in the Revolution." 

(E. B., London, Eng.). 

[Col. John Van Dyke le only Son of the Van Dyke 

name, so far as our information goes, and certainly the only one of his 
immediate family. His father was John Van Dyke and his mother 

Annatje , of Harlingen. Col. John, the eldest son, w as b. April 

17, 1747; d. at Harlingen, June 23, 1811; m., Nov. 17, 1 761, 'Rebecca 
Van Dyke (dau. of Roeloff Van Dyke and Catherine Enians), his first 
cousin. Rebecca d. Feb. 21, 1807. They had these ch. : Margaret, who 
m. Major Abner He Rulif; Catherine; Ann; Rebecca, who m. 

Garret Beekman ; Elizabeth, who m. Benjamin Gulick ; Sarah, and 
John, Jr. Col. Van Dyke was a Colonel in i ish army before the 

Revolution, which is said ount for his loyalty to Great Britain, or, 

as a descendant states it, his loyalty to his oath of allegiance. After 
,Var he ngland ; then resided in Nova Scotia, but finally re- 

turned to his Harlingen home and d. there- ' 




Photo, by F. X. Voorheei 
OLD LUTHERAN CHURCHYARD AT PLUCKEMIN 

Capl Leslie's Stone in Foreground 



SOMERSET COUNTY 

HISTORICAL QUARTERLY 

Vol. 8. Somerville, New Jersey, July, 1919. No. 3 

N RECOLLECTIONS OF SOMERVILLE, CIRCA 1835-'42 

BY THE LATE REV. ELBERT S. l'ORTER, D. D., LAV] K, K. V. 

[Note by Emtor. — The author of the following letter, now reprinted from an 
old issue of the "Christian Intelligencer" of New York City, was born near Mill- 
stone in 1820 and died Feb. 26, 1888. He graduated from Princeton College in 1839 
and was licensed to preach in 1842. The following Reminiscences, therefore, have 
reference to the period between about 1835 and 1842]. 

Somerville, New Jersey, is the capital of Somerset County. Like all 
other places in the Middle States, it has so taken on the face and fashion 
of the recent age, that one seeing it now, with its enlargements, embel- 
lishments and throbbing activities, would find scanty material for any 
picture of the village as it lies in my memoi 

From its beginnings it was and is beautiful for situation. The 
Valley of the Raritan was among the first of the fairest and most fertile 
regions in New Jersey to be taken and held for agricultural uses. Its 
north and south branches run through landscapes of wonderful charm, 
and meet to make the river which waters and drains with its tributaries 
parts, of the counties of Warren, Hunterdon, Some [iddlesex and 

Mercer. Though many years have gone since, with the warm enthusi- 
asm of youth, I walked or loitered, or read or wrote, in "sequestered sol- 
itude," or with congenial companion.-hip, beside the softly flowing waters 
of the Raritan, still it is the one river that will ever run with brightest 
lustre before my remembered visions of the past. 

Mr. William J. Thompson was at the head of the Somerville Academy 
when I was placed under his care and instruction. He was a full and 
exact scholar. He had the art of inciting his pupils to study. Reared 
in the church of Readington and graduated at Rutgers College, he had 
enjoyed very ample opportunities for broadening the foundations of his 
knowledge. With a warm heart, capacious and active brain, and an 
innate nobility of spirit, he could never be settled into my cast iron 

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groove of cold, pulseless surrender to a formal and perfunctory discharge 
of routine duties. Firm and authoritative, indeed sometimes to the 
verge of severity, still he was magnanimous, self-sacrificing, with not a 
bit of the pedant or pedagogue in his composition. Blond, blue-eyed, 
ruddy, of nervo-sanguineous temperament, he had a most attractive 
face — though not handsome — and a right princely bearing, which asserted 
the regnant force of the great soul within him. He was a born teacher. 
He knew how to translate crabbed mathematical problems into a species 
of epic eloquence, to make Latin and Greek texts disclose the honeyed 
sweetness of Hymettus, while Plato's bees seemed to repose as at home 
upon his lips, when, with his fervent and never flagging enthusiasm, he 
commended to his pupils some striking beauties in the pages of classic 
writers. The boys who loved books and hard study found in Mr. Thomp- 
son a friend and benefactor, who aroused them to diligence in their stud- 
ies, not by promising them that they were to be Presidents, Governors or 
Senators, but by awakening in them a hunger and thirst for the higher 
orders of knowledge. 

I confess my own debt of gratitude to this rare and genuine teacher. 
For seven years I had been in a variety of schools, private and public, in 
town and country. At the age of a little less than fourteen years I was 
placed under the moulding and controlling influence of this, to me most 
suitable instructor. There was flogging in the British Navy and flogging 
in the United States Navy and flogging everywhere in the schools. Head 
and heart and palm and back were supposed to lie so closely and vitally 
conjoined, that a good whipping was the one short and easy method of 
mending morals and manners. At that day the whipping-post had but 
recently been abolished. Indeed, I remember to have seen "colored 
boys" receive that sort of persuasive, or dissuasive. The spectacle was 
horrid, cruel, inhumane, and degraded victims and oppressors alike. 

Being an only son I never did anything wrong at home, of course, 
and but once remember to have seriously displeased my parents, and that 
was by breaking the Sabbath by making a social call after church service. 
In school it had been otherwise, and my experience had not been very 
pleasant and certainly not profitable. Neither the rattan, nor birch- 
whip, nor long ferule ever softened my temper, nor broke my will, nor 
taught me to love a teacher when a tyrant. These little personal inci- 
dents would not be worth mentioning, did they not throw some sidelight 
on the changes in public sentiment respecting the universal value of indis- 
criminate punishment. 

Mr. Thompson boarded and lodged at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frederick Cocks, who had also three or four students in their keeping 



Recollections of Som-erville, circa 1835-42 163 

This juxtaposition enabled me to derive very special advantages there- 
from. Scarcely an evening in term time passed but that I was in Mr. 
Thompson's room, and either talking over the lessons or else reading from 
histories, ancient or modern. Through his kindness I was introduced 
to the English classics, the Spectator, Rambler, Pope's and Milton's 
works, and many more of substantial value. He also encouraged me in 
the art of composition, reading and correcting my crude essays with pa- 
tient care. Indeed, to so high a pitch did he raise my ambition to become 
a writer, that I invented the "Legend of Chimney Rock," and having 
rewritten it over and over again, carried it to Mr. Baldwin, editor and 
proprietor of the "Somerset Whig," who printed it on the first page of his 
paper. The "Legend" has, of course, long since drifted down into the 
abyss that swallows up all inane and useless trash. But Mr. Baldwin 
inoculated or vaccinated me with the virus of an ambition that has not 
yet quite run out. It took so well in my young, green boyhood that even 
now it remains to make the labor of composition a pleasure. 

There cannot be many among my readers who have personal recol- 
lections of Frederick Cocks. His wife was a tall, good-faced, bright- 
eyed woman, with a tracery of care above her brows, and the bearing of a 
veteran who had done her part in the battle of life. Her husband be- 
longed to the class of well-to-do, comfortable husbands who attend in 
subordinate capacity upon their wives, but take slight share in the man- 
agement or government of affairs. Mr. Cocks, therefore, devoted him- 
self to a consideration of national politics and the general welfare of 
society. He knew what his neighbors ought to do. Especially acute 
in all theological matters, he was swift to detect the flaws in an argu- 
ment, whatever the side on which it appeared. His mind was judicial. 
He was happy among "flaws," proved to be such by the laws of his 
logical understanding. The boys liked and listened to him when, in his 
oracular moods, he condescended to expose the intellectual weaknesses 
of others than himself. In a day before newspapers had become plentiful 
and the world was for the most part in a cupboard with appropriate 
shelves, and its contents easily arranged thereon according to size and 
value, local politics afforded our talkative patriot and publicist the most 
attractive field for mental exercitation. And so he passed his days in 
persistent pleasure, derived from the exhibition of his forecasting wis- 
dom respecting the larger and lesser concerns which attracted his expert 
sagacity. 

Such characters are rare. Happy is the village that has one of them. 
A gentleman having leisure for limitless gossip is worth more than the 



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daily journal, or the post-office, or the telegraph, to all those who are eager 
to get news of things about to happen or that never will happen. 

Dear, delightful old man ! Full of life without purpose, of zeal with- 
out an object, of earnestness without an aim; troubled with many thoughts 
concentrated on the transient and the trivial — I leave here my passing 
tribute of praise for all you were to us youngsters, who were amused by 
your foibles and enriched by your kindness ! 

In those days Somerville had a plaza extending from the residence 
of Thomas A. Hartwell, Esq., on the west, to that of Judge William B. 
Gaston on the east. North of this open space stood the plain old brick 
Academy, and near it the long narrow lecture room of the First Church, 
the new brick edifice in which Rev. Abraham Messier had but recently 
been installed as pastor of the large congregation to whom he ministered 
so long and so well. That law and gospel might not be far apart, the 
courthouse and jail came next in the series of public buildings. But 
there was ample room and verge enough left for the boys to engage in 
athletic sports, base ball, foot ball, quoits, contests in jumping, running 
and boxing. These games or sports were of great value to those who 
participated in them. What the Isthmean or Nemean games of old re- 
nown were on a grander scale, these were on a smaller. 

But the whole fashion of the plaza has disappeared. The Academy 
has fallen, and been replaced on another site. No longer do the youth 
gather there, to witness with daily and unsatisfied wonder the arrival 
and departure of the stage coaches, laden with the mail-bags and impet- 
uous travellers. The skill of the drivers in wielding four horses, lashed 
to a spirited gallop under a ponderous whip, as though they were as one 
— that skill was to us a study, though it now is nearly a lost art. 

Strangely does the present recall the past. It was among the Eng- 
lish Lakes on the top of an English coach that I recalled as before my 
eyes the very horses and stages that had once disturbed the daily quietude 
of the rural streets of old Somerville. 



Roll Somerset (Solomon's) Lodge, No. i, F. and A.M., 1787-1829 165 

ROLL OF SOMERSET (SOLOMON'S) LODGE, NO. 1, F. AND 

A. M., 1787-1829 

BY REV. T. E. DAVIS, WASHINGTON, D. C. 

[Note by Editor. — By permission of the author we reproduce below the roll of 
Somerset (Solomon's) Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M., as made out by him about thirty 
years ago from the original records, and given in an address at Bound Brook be- 
fore Solomon's Lodge, No. 46. The preliminary portion of the address dealt with 
the origin of Masonry in Somerset. Basking Ridge was granted a Lodge, No. 10, in 
1767, and it was through its influence that the Grand Lodge of New Jersey was 
formed in 1786. Nine members of the Basking Ridge Lodge affiliated with the Som- 
erset Lodge when formed, which was by permission of the Grand Lodge at New 
Brunswick Dec. 18, 1786; warrant for same issued July 3, 1787. The name given 
was Somerset Lodge, No. 1, altered July 1, 1789, to Solomon's Lodge, No. 1. The 
location of the Lodge, originally, was at Pluckemin, where meetings were held from 
1787 to 1794, and doubtless later. From i8o2-'5 it met in Somerville ; also from 1809- 
'15, and then varied between Somerville, Bound Brook and Middlebrook. The 
last recorded meeting was Oct. 8, 1829, when, the membership being greatly re- 
duced, arrangements were made to surrender the warrant]. 

Members of Somerset (Solomon's) Lodge No. i 

On the old records are the names of 213 members, with the occupation 
of many, and the date (usually) of their first connection with the Lodge. 
The first 16 members were the charter members. The complete roll 
follows : 

William ' '< i ack, physician. Bristol Lodge 25, No. 10. 

James Linn, lawyer, Lodge, No. 10. 

James Henry, farmer, Lodge No. 10. 

Nathaniel Taylor, farmer. 

Ezekiel Blue, farmer; demiued to Lodge No. 15 in 1798. 

Joseph Crane, innkeeper. 

John Porter, farmer. 

George McDonald, lawyer. 

Elisha Taylor, Lodge No. 10. 

Col. John Taylor, farmer, Lodge No. 10. 

Oliver Barnett, physician, J^odge No. 10. 

Robert R. Henry, physician, Lodge No. 10. 

Joseph Henry. 

John Armstrong, farmer, Lodge No. 10. 

William Linn. 

John Brittin, farmer, Lodge No. 10. 

James Anderson, physician, March 1, 1792. 

John Taylor, joiner, March 1, 1792. 

Jonathan Woolverton, May 7, 1792. 

John Beatty, physician, Sept. 9, 1792. 

Matthias Lane, Sept. 9, 1792. 

Cochran, Sept. 9, 1792. 

Col. William McDonald, farmer, Sept. 9, 1792. 

John H. Schenck, physician, Sept. 9, 1792. 

Abraham I. Voorhees, farmer, Nov. 29, 1792. 

Burrowes Smith, cabinet-maker, Nov. 29, 1792. 



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Andrew Howell, gentleman, Apr. 4, 1793. 
Jacob C. Ten Eyck, farmer, May 3, 1793. 
William Dumont, farmer. 
Richard Cruser, physician, June 6, 1793. 
Joseph Stull, smith, June 6, ^793- 
James Alexander, merchant, Sept. 5, 1793. 
Nicholas A. Smith, (petition). 
Caleb Brokaw, farmer, Sept. 5, 1793. 
John Henry, physician, Nov. 7, 1793. 
John Hardenbergh, farmer, Dec. 3, 1793. 
Abraham Van Duyck, farmer, Dec. 3, 1793. 
Peter D. Stryker, physician, Feb. 12, 1793. 
Jacob Ten Eyck, Jr., farmer, Feb. 12, 1793. 
James Tunison, farmer, Feb. 12, 1793. 
Jacob Ten Eyck, Sr., farmer. 
Timothy Brush. 
Nicholas Perrine, farmer. 
^Christian EofT, innkeeper, 1794. 
Edward Howell, farmer. 
John V. K. Taylor, joiner. 
Daniel Jones, cordwainer, 1794 
John Anderson, farmer, Aug. 7, 1794. 
Christopher Rockefellow, farmer, Aug. 7, 1794. 
John Stevenson, miller, Aug. 7, 1794. 
John Finley, innkeeper, Aug. 7, 1794. 
Benjamin Hardenbergh, physician, Oct. 2, 1794. 
Jacob I. Johnson, farmer, Oct. 2, 1794. 
F. W. Montgomery, petition dated Sept. 18, 1894. 
Thomas F. Montgomery, physician, Jan. 8, 1795. 
Nathaniel Price, farmer, May 7, 1795. 
Joseph Taylor, miller, June 4, 1795. 
Jonas Chatburn, (petition, no date). 
James Chatburn, innkeeper, Aug. 6, 1795. 
John Meldrum, innkeeper. 
John Smith, farmer. 

John Taylor, (petition dated Sept. 3, 1795). 
Aaron Boylan, lawyer. 
James M. Carter, merchant. 
George T. Tennery, 1800. 
John Powers, innkeeper, July 2, 1801. 
Samuel Bayles, farmer, March 4, 1803. 

is Kinnan, farmer, July 3, 1806. 
Peter Roy, farmer, Aug. 6, 1806. 
John T. Arrowsmith, Cap. U. S. Army. 
Peter Coriell, farmer, Feb. 5, 1807. 
Henry Drake, physician, June 4, 1807. 
John Hill, merchant, July 2, 1807. 
Jonathan Ford Morris, physician, Oct. 1, 1807. 
William Teller, merchant, Nov. 5, 1807. 
Israel Runyon, saddler, July 28, 1808. 



Roll Somerset (Solomon's) Lodge, No. i, F. and A.M., 1787-1829 167 

Samuel Teller, innkeeper, March, 1808. 
William Low, blacksmith, August, 1808. 
James Henry, farmer, November, 1808. 
Tunis Ten Eyck (petition dated Feb. 4, 1808). 
Andrew Wallace. 

Stephen McCoy (petition dated, June 2, 1808). 
John H. Hurton, merchant, April 6, 1809. 
Andrew Gaddis, stonemason, Sept. 28, 1809. 
William S. Harris, blacksmith, Sept. 28, 1809. 
Ephraim F. Ogden, hatter, Nov. 2, 1809. 
George Flomerfelt, innkeeper, Dec. 7, 1809. 
William D. Sherwood, farmer, Dec. 7, 1809. 
Francis Vactor (petition dated Jan. 4, 1810). 
Aaron Allen, farmer, Feb. 1, 1810. 
Thomas D. Jenkins, teacher, March 5, 1810. 
William Barnett, physician, Sept. 13, 1810. 
David M. Kline, merchant, Nov. 8, 1810. 
Henry Suydam, farmer, March 7, 181 1. 
Conrad Hardy, farmer, Aug. 1, 181 1. 
John I. Castner, innkeeper, Aug. 29, 181 1. 
William Willet, farmer, Sept. 26, 181 1. 
Alpheus Freeman 1, Sept. 26, 181 1. 

John Outcalt, tailor, Sept. 26, 181 1. 
John Anderson, weaver, Sept. 26, 181 1. 
Peter W. Tilley (petition dated Feb. 7, 1811). 
William Skillman, Jan. 23, 1812. 
Samuel Perry, innkeeper, Jan. 23, 1812. 
Peter Smiley, merchant, Dec. 17, 1812. 
F.dward Hill, merchant, Dec. 17, 1812. 
John L. Thompson, merchant, Oct. 14, 1813. 
John Mcintosh, teacher, Oct. 28, 1813. 
Joshua Farlee, Jan. 6, 1814. 
Eliphalet Copp, physician, Feb. 23, 1815. 
John Allen Feb. 23, 181 5. 
Alexander Campbell, farmer, Jan. 16, 1809. 
David E. Morris, May 18, 1815. 
William Stewart, farmer, May 18, 1815. 
Albert T. Cox, farmer, May 18. 1815. 
Stephen P. Stryker, March 7, 1816. 
A. C. Mcintosh (petition dated Sept. 9, 1813). 
Daniel Sargeant, innkeeper, May 9, 1816. 
James Herring, portrait painter, June 16, 1816. 
Frederick Cock, July 4, 1816. 
Jonathan Doty, lawyer, July 20, 1816. 
Nathan Stinson, Sept. 5, 1816. 
Lyman Walbridge, teacher, Sept. 5, 1816. 
"Jacob Eoff, merchant, Sept. 5, 1816. 
Peter Van Doren, merchant, Sept. 5, 1816. 
Joseph Brown, farmer, Sept. 5, 1816. 
Henry Gatzmer, miller, Oct. 31, 1816. 



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Peter B. Davis, merchant, Oct. 31, 1816. 

John S. Duryee, miller, Oct. 31, 1816. 

James Wells, fuller, Dec. 19, 1816. 

James Stewart, couchmaker, Feb. 27, 1817. 

Cornelius H. EoiT, merchant, March 27, 1817. 

John Cox, merchant, March 27, 1817. 

John Van Liew, farmer, March 27, 181 7. 

Israel H. Covert, teacher, March 27, 1817. 

James Jenkins, merchant, March 27, 1817. 

John I. Voorhees, farmer, May 1. 181 7. 

John Tumy, innkeeper. May 1, 1817. 

Jacob Lazalier, hatter, May 1, 181 7. 

William Williamson, blacksmith, May 1, 1817. 

Robert Watts, hatter, Oct. 9, 1817. 

Ralph Glover, teacher, Oct. 9, 1817. 

Joseph LaTourette, merchant, Oct. 9, 181 7. 

Samuel Cruser, Nov. 20. 181 7. 

Morris Welsh (petition dated June 6, 1816). 

William R. Barnett (petition dated Aug. 21, 1817). 

John Yatman, Dec. 18, 1817. 

Peter Polhemus, farmer, Dec. 18, 1817. 

Samuel D. Honeyman (petition dated Dec. 21, 1817). 

Nicholas Arrowsmith, Apr. 16, 1818. 

John Ryan, teacher, Apr. 16, 1818. 

Peter Lott, Sept. 24, 1818. 

Philip Myers, miller, Oct. 8, 1818. 

John Harris, stonemason, Oct. 8, 1818. 

Nathaniel Seely, Oct. 8, 1818. 

Samuel Colthar (petition dated Oct. 8, 1818). 

Jerome C. Rappelyea, Nov. 12, 1818. 

Timothy Crane, innkeeper, Dec. 11, 1818. ■ 

Stephen Alward (petition dated April 1, 1819). 

Benjamin De Camp, farmer, April 8, 1819. 

James Bennet, April 8, 1819. 

James A. Baldwin, April 8, [J 

Abner Smalley, farmer, April 8, 1819. 

John II. Kline, tailor, April 19, 1819. 

William C. Morris, lawye 6, 1819. 

Absalom Martin, farmer, June 19, 1819. 

John Staats, carpenter, Aug. 5, 1819. 

Isaac Staats (petition dated Aug. 5, 1819). 

Samuel Perry, Jr., Aug. 5, 1819. 

E. D. Van Allen, Aug. 5, 1819. 

Jacob Burtt, June 22, 1820. 

Elkanah Ketcham, saddler, June 22, 1820. 

William Van Arsdale, innkeeper, Sept. 21, 1820. 

Benjamin Thomas, toll gate keeper, Sept. 21, 1820. 

William O. H. Thomas, fanner, Sept. 21, 1820. 

Alexander C. Mcintosh, March 15, 1821. 

Alpheus Coon, June 25, 1821. 



Roll Somerset (Solomon's) Lodge. No. i, F. and A.M., 1787-1829 169 

Cornelius Anderson, July 12, 1821. 
Tobias Boudinot, July 22, 1821. 
Joseph G. Scofield, July 22, 1821. 
William K. Post, Aug. 9, 1821. 
John Waters, Aug. 9, 182 1. 
John Willian 9, 1821, 

Daniel F. Reynolds, Sept. 6, 1821 

[srael Ward, Nov. 8, 1821. 

Edward Ferguson. Nov. 8, 1821. 

Ralph Buck. Dec. 31, 1821. 

Richard Jones, April 3, 1822. 

William P. Morris, April 22, 1822. 

James Cough, Aug. 8, 1822. 

Morris M. Read, Oct. 30, 1822 

James Webster, merchant, Nov. 27, 1822. 

John George Eberle, Nov. 27, 1822. 

• ses Hetfield, tinsmith, Nov. 27, 1822. 
Benjamin Rush Barnett, Dec. 25, 1822. 

' ' , wheelwright, June 26, 1823. 

Robert T. Houdinot, saddler, Aug. 21, 1823. 
Charles Toms, merchant, July 8, 1824. 
Ezekiel Blue, Dec. 30, 1824. 
James Finley, March 31, 1825. 
Joseph Doty, innkeeper, Sept. 22, 1825. 
Abraham Schuyler, teacher, Sept. 26, 1825. 
William B. Prall, farmer, Oct. 20, 1825. 
John S. Prall, farmer, Oct. 20, 1825. 
Charles Wyckoff, deputy sheriff, Feb. 16, 1826. 
holas Ludi, miner, Feb. 16, 1826. 
1 S. Ott, farmer, March 23, 1826. 
James Fisher, farmer, March 23, 1826. 
Richard R. Hall, farmer, March 23, 1826. 
Daniel Osborn, hatter, Dec. 14, 1826. 
William Barcalow, innkeeper, Dec. 14, 1826. 
Garret N. Williamson (petition, no date). 
John T. McCormick (petition, no date). 
Andrew Ten Eick (petition, no date). 



Members of Solomon's Lodge No. 1. who served in the War of the 
Revolution were: 

Gen. John Beatty, Lieut. -Col. in 1775; prisoner in 1776; Col. and 
Commissary Gen. of Prisoners in 1779. 

William McKissack, Assistant Surgeon, Capt. in Penn. Co. 

Col. John Taylor, Colonel of Regiments in Burlington and Hunter- 
don ; Col. 4th Regt., Hunterdon Militia, 1777; Col. of State troops, 1779. 

Elisha Taylor, private, Hunterdon Militia. 

John Armstrong, private, Capt. Conway's Co., 1st Batt., 1st Est.; 
private, Capt. Maxwell's Co., 2d Regt., Hunterdon. 

John Brittin, private, 2d Regt., Sergeant Spencer's Regt., 1777. 

Oliver Barnett, M. D., Surgeon, 4th Regt., Hunterdon Militia, 1776. 



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Col. James Linn, 1st Major, 1st Batt., Somerset Militia, 1776. 

George McDonald, Quarter-Master's Sergeant, 2d Batt., 2d Est. Al- 
so 2d Regt. 

James Henry, private, Somerset. 

Jacob Ten Eyck, Lieut, and Capt. 1st Batt., Somerset. 

Robert R. Henry, M. D., Surgeon's Mate in Gen. Hospital, Cont. 
Army, 1777. 

Abraham Voorhees, Sergeant in Capt. Ten Eyck's Co., 1st Batt., 
Somerset. 

Col. William McDonald, 2d Lieut., 2d Co., 3d Batt., 1st Est. 

John V. R. Taylor, private, Militia. 

James Anderson, Lieut. Hazen's Regt., Cont. Army. 

John Taylor, private, Eastern Batt., Morris ; also State troops. 

Burrovves Smith, private, Hunterdon Militia. 

John H. Schenck, private, Capt. Ten Eyck's Co., 2d Batt., Somerset ; 
also Sergeant of same Company. 

* James Tunison, private, Somerset Militia. 

Joseph Stull, private, Capt. Ten Eyck's Co., 1st Batt., Somerset. 

Daniel Jones, private, 1st Batt., 2d Est., Cont. Army; also Capt. 
Scott's Co., 2d Batt., Somerset, also State troops. 

Joseph Crane, private, Baldwin's Regt., Artificers, Cont. Army. 

Christopher Rockafellow, private Capt. Phillips Co., 3d Regt., Hun- 
terdon. 

John Finley, private, 2d Batt., 2d Est. ; Corporal, Capt. Ballard's Co., 
3d Regt. 

Nicholas Perrine, private, Somerset Militia. 

John Smith, private, Capt. Anderson's Co., 4th Batt., 2d Est. ; also 
Militia. 

Jacob I. Johnson, private, Militia. 

John Anderson, 1st Lieut., 6th Co., 3d Batt., 1st Est.; Capt. 4th 
Batt., 2d Est. ; also Capt., Militia. 

Joseph Taylor, private, Lee's Legion, Cont. Army ; Bombardier, Capt. 
Neil's Co., Artillery. 

Edward Howell, private, Capt. Polhemus' Co., 1st Batt., 1st Est; 
Sergeant, 1st Regt.; wounded at Springfield, 1783. 

Aaron Boylan, private, Capt. Piatt's Co., 1st Batt., 2d Est.; Corporal, 
Capt. Parker's Co., 1st Batt., Militia. 

John Power , private, Cont. Army; also Capt. Militia. 

Samuel Bailey, private, Cont. Army. 

Samuel Bayles, private, Capt. Morgan's Co., 2d Regt., Middlesex. 

Jonathan Ford Morris, Surgeon's Mate, Gen. Hospital ; Lieut., 
Proctor's Regt., Artillery; Surgeon, Militia. 

John Hill, private, 3d Batt., 1st Est.; also Capt. Dickerson's Co., 3d 
Batt., 2d Est. 

Alexander Campbell, private, Capt. Jacob Ten Eyck's Co., 1st Batt., 
Somerset. 

Henry Smdam, Corp., Con. Army; Ensign, Capt. Cabele's Troop 
Light Horse. 

Samuel Perry, private, Militia. 

Aaron Allen, private, 3d Batt., 2d Est. 



Colonel Frelinghuysen's Muster Roll of 1778 171 

William M. Barnett, M. D., Surgeon, 1st Batt., 1st Est.; also 1st 
Regt. 

Peter Van Doren, private, Somerset. 
"^Cornelius Eoff, private, Somerset. 

Robert Watts, Corp., Capt. Helen's Co., 2d Regt. 

John Tumy, private, 1st Batt., 2d Est.; also 3d Regt. 

John Cox, private, Cont. Army, Lieut. Berger's Co., Somerset Mi- 
litia. 

John Harris, private, Capt. Bond's Co., 4th Batt., 2d Est. ; also in 
Capt. Ten Eyck's Co., 1st Batt., Somerset. 

James Jenkins, private, 1st Batt., 2d Est.; also 1st Regt 

David Morris, private, Capt. Cox's Co., 1st Regt. 

John Ryan, private, Hazen's Regt. (2d Canadian), Cont. Army. 

William Williamson, Capt., 2d Regt., Middlesex; Capt., Col. Neil- 
son's Regt., State Troops. 

John Staats, Sergeant, Minute Men; Wagonmaster ; Dept. Quar- 
termaster General. 

William Van Arsdale, private, Somerset. 

John Henry, Samuel Hayes, Abram Schuyler, John Voorhees, Ja- 
cob Johnson and William Post were also connected with the Army of the 
Revolution. 

»3* v9* t?* (5* 

COLONEL FRELINGHUYSEN'S MUSTER ROLL OF 1778 

Sometime ago we learned that there was preserved in the Library of 
Congress a Somerset muster roll of 1778, of certain members of Colonel 
Frederick Frelinghuysen's Regiment, but the information did not give 
further particulars. On application to United States Senator Joseph S. 
Frelinghuysen to ascertain if a copy of the same could be procured, the 
answer promptly came in a photographic reproduction of the manuscript, 
which was obtained at his solicitation and sent to us by his courtesy with- 
out expense. 

We find the document most interesting in several re While it 

contains the names of only thirty-seven soldiers and from only three 
townships, Bridgewater, Bedminster and Bernards, it gives certain par- 
ticulars of those soldiers which some of their descendants will prize. 

Colonel Frelinghuysen, at the time named, (1778) was in command 
of the Fifth Battalion of the Somerset County Militia, and these thirty- 
seven volunteered from that Battalion to join the Continental troops for 
a nine months' service. The Fifth Battalion was then, we assume, at 
Valley Forge, where Washington's army had passed the hard Winter 
of i777-'8, and which did not break up there until June. The men named 
in the muster roll as "new levies" for the Continental Line were receipted 
for there, as appears from the official receipt on the back of the roll, and 
which is quoted below (at the end of the list). 



J7 2 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

The endorsement on the outside of the roll is: "Muster Roll of 
Coll. Fred'k Frelinghuysen Recruits.'' Within, the roll is headed as 
follows : 

"Muster Roll of the Recruits received from the 5th Battalion of 
Somerset County Melitia in State of N. Jersey Cor/i'd by Col. Fred'k 
Frelinghuysen who are to serve in the Continent'l Army 9 months from 
the date hereof." 

The roll that follows is in a tabular form of eleven columns, which 
we cannot well reproduce ; so we have made up the record in the shape 
given below, which furnishes all the particulars of the table. The number 
after each name indicates the place the name occupies on the roll, and 
probably represents the order of enlistment, as in the roll the names are 
not alphabetical. We have arranged the names alphabetically for con- 
venience of reference, and added in brackets a few comments: 
The Muster Roll List 

Boiji f„ Nathan (28), of Bernards Twsp. ; from Parker's Com- 
pany; brown hair; age 20 years; 5 ft.. 4 in. high; enlisted May 4th; 
joined Capt. Bellard's Co., 3rd Regiment, on May 21st. [Correct name 
Nathan Bodley]. 

Boylan, Aaron (22), of Bernards Twsp.; from Parker's Com- 
pany ; black hair and eyes ; age 29 years ; 5 ft. 6 in. high ; enlisted May 
8th; joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. 

Britain, Jeremiah (5), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 7th Com- 
pany; black hair and eyes; age 21 years; 5 ft., 6 in. high; enlisted May 
4; joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. [He later be- 
came Sergeant]. 

Brown, Adam (15) of Bedminster Twsp.; from Porter's Company; 
brown hair and eyes; age iy years; 5 ft. 7 in. high; enlisted May 4th; 
joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. 

Campbell, McDon'd (30), of Bernards Twsp.; from Corey's Com- 
pany; light hair; age 19 years; 5 ft., 5 in. high; enlisted May 4th; joined 
Capt. Forman's Co., 4th Regiment, on May 21st. 

Cobb, Matth's (27), of Bernar.i from Parker's Company; 

brown hair; age 18 years; 5 ft., 4 in. high; enlisted May 4th; joined 
Capt. Cox's Co., 3rd Regiment, 011 May 21st. [He later became Ser- 
geant]. 

Cook, George (10), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 5th Company; 
brown hair; age 33 years; 5 ft., 8 in. high; enlisted May nth; joined 
Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 2: 

Coon, Dan'l (13), of Bernards Twsp.; from Corey's Company; 
black hair and eyes; age 20 years; 5 ft., 8 in. high; enlisted May I J : 
joined Capt. Forman's Co., 4th Regiment, on May _ 

Crane, Asa (36), of Bernards Twsp.; from 10th Company; brown 
hair and eyes ; age 16 years ; 5 ft., 1 in. high ; enlisted May 4th ; joined 
Capt. Peatt's Company, 1st Regiment, on May 21st. 

Dickson. Wm. (21 ), of Bernards Twsp. ; from 2d Company; brown 



Colonel Frelinghuysen's Muster Roll of 1778 173 

hair and eyes ; age 49 years ; 5 ft., 6 in. high ; enlisted May 4th ; joined 
Capt. Forman's Co., 4th Regiment, on May 21st. 

Doty, Peter (37), of Bernards Tvvsp. ; from 10th Company; brown 
hair and eyes; age 16 years; 5 ft., 3 in. high; enlisted May 18th; joined 
Capt. Peatt's Company, 1st Regiment, on May 21st . 

Dow, Fulkerd (12), of Bridgewater Twsp. ; from 7th Company; 
brown hair, grey eyes; age 21 years; 6 ft. high; enlisted May 4; joined 
Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. 

Duykink, Gerardus (i), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 5th Com- 
pany; black hair and eyes; age 29 years; 5 ft. 7 in high; enlisted May 
17. [Correct name, Duyckinckj. 

Haines, Sam'l (31), of Bernards Twsp.; from Corey's Co.; brown 
hair; age 22 years; 5 ft., 6 in. high; enlisted May 4th; joined Capt. 
Forman's Co., 4th Regiment, on May 21st. 

Johnston, Jno. (26), of Bernards Twsp.; from Parker's Com- 
pany; brown hair; age 32 years; 5 ft, 10 in. high; enlisted May 4th; 
joined Capt. Bellard's Co., 3rd Regiment, on May . 

Lane, William (4), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 7th Company; 
black hair, grey eyes ; age 36 years ; 5 ft., 9 in high ; enlisted May 4 ; 
joined Capt. Forman's Co., 4th Regiment, on May 21st. 

Lee, Thom's (20), of Bedminster Twsp.; from 3rd Company; 
black hair, grey eyes; age 27 years; 5 ft., 9 in. high; enlisted May 4th. 

Mexcow, Conrod (24), of Bernards Tvvsp; from 2nd Company; 
brown hair; age 20 years; 5 ft., 2 in. high; enlisted May nth; joined 
Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. [Name entered by Stry- 
ker as Medio]. 

McGill, James (14), of Bedminster Twsp.; from Porter's Com- 
pany; brown hair and eyes; age 28 years; 5 ft., 5 in. high; enlisted 
May 4th; joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. 

McGill, Jno. (16), of Bedminster Twsp. ; from Porter's Company ; 
dark brown hair; age 22 years; 5 ft, 4 in high; enlisted May 4th; joined 
Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. 

McKinny, Joseph (32), of Bernards Twsp.; from Corey's Co; 
brown hair; age 17 years: 5 ft., 11 in. high; enlisted May 15th; joined 
Capt. Peatt's Co < iment, on May 21st. 

McLeary, Dan'l (18), of Bedminster Twsp.; from Porter's Com- 
pany ; black hair, grey eyes ; age 26 years ; 5 ft., 5 in. high ; enlisted 
4th; joined Capt Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. [Entered by 

Stryker as "Leary," not McLeary]. 

Netter, Jno. V. (2), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 1st Company; 
brown hair and eyes; age 19 years; 5 ft., 10 in. high; enlisted May 4; 
joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st 

O'Lefferty, Henry (25), of Bernards Twsp.; from Parker's Com- 
pany; brown hair; age 22 years; 5 ft, 7 in. high; enlisted May 7th: 
joined Capt. Bellard's Co., 3rd Regiment, on May 21st. 

Perkins, Alex'r (33), of Bernards Twsp.; from Corey's Com- 
pany ; black complexion ; age 32 years ; 5 ft, 8 in. high ; enlisted May 
9th ; joined Capt. Peatt's Co. 

Rickey, Cornel's (29), of Bernards Twsp.; from Parker's Co.; 
brown hair; age 18 years; 5 ft, 4 in. high; enlisted May 4th; joined 
Capt. Bellard's Co., 3rd Regiment, on May 21st. 



174 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Rolph, Rich'd (35), of Bernard? Twsp. ; from Corey's Company; 
brown hair and eyes; age 42 years; 6 ft. high; enlisted May 9th. [En- 
tered as joining Capt. Peatt's Company, 1 Regiment, on May 21st, but 
evidently erased, as per certificate belt; 

Saunders, Timothy (19), of Bedminster Twsp.; from 3rd Com- 
pany ; brown hair, grey eyes ; age 25 years ; 5 ft, 6 in. high ; enlisted 
May 4th; joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 2 

Seers, Sam'l (34), of Bernards Twsp.; from Corey's Company; 
dark hair and eyes; age 47 years; 5 ft., 9 in. high; enlisted May 9th; 
joined Capt. Forman's Company, 41I1 Regiment, on May 21st. [Correct 
name, Sears]. 

Simonson, Sam'l (9), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 5th Company; 
negro, slender and tall; age 21 years; 5 ft., 8 in. high; enlisted May 
4th; joined Capt. Anderson's Co., 4th Regiment, on May 2ist. 

Stewart, Jno. (il), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 7th Company; 
brown hair and eyes ; age 28 ( ?) years ; 5 ft., 8 in. high ; enlisted May 
4th; joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. 

Storm, Jno. (7), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 7th Company; 
brown hair and eyes; age 46 years; 5 ft., 9 in. high; enlisted May 18th. 
[Correct name, Storms]. 

Stuart, David (23), of Bernards Twsp.; from Corey's Company; 
brown hair; age 20 years; 5 ft., 9 in. high; enlisted May 6th; joined 
Capt. Forman's Co., 4th Regiment, on May 21st. [Correct name Stew- 
art]. 

Stull, Joseph (3), of vater Twsp.; from 7th Company; 

brown hair, grey eyes ; age 21 years ; 5 ft.. 9 in. high ; enlisted May 4 ; 
joined Capt. Peatt's Co , 1st Regiment, on May 21st. [Entered by Stry- 
ker as Stoll]. 

V.Arsdall, Jno. (8), of Bri< 1 Twsp.; from 7th Company; 

brown hair; age 16 years; 5 ft., 8 in. high; enlisted May 4th; joined 
Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. 

V.De Bergh, Peter (6), of Bridgewater Twsp.; from 7th Com- 
pany; brown hair and eyes; age 18 years; 5 ft., 5 in. high;, enlisted 
May 4; joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st 

Voorhes, Abram V. (17), of Bedminster Twsp.; from 3rd Com- 
pany; brown hair, grey eyes; age 22 years; 5 ft., 10 in. high; enlisted 
May 4th; joined Capt. Peatt's Co., 1st Regiment, on May 21st. [Cor- 
rect name, Abraham Voorhees]. 

The receipt for these men is thus endorsed on the outside of the roll: 

"Camp Valley Forge, May 21st, 1778. 
"Received of Lt. Joseph Casterline the within mentioned New Levies 
except the underwritten Persons who have not yet joined : 
"Class 1. ' Gerardus Burgher. 
7. Jno. Storm. 
20. Thorn's 
33. Alexand. Pickins. 
35. Rich'd Rolph." 

It is evident from the above list of volunteers that height or age was 



Dirck Low's Public Business 175 

not considered important ; no modern requirements ruled out the brave 
lads and men who fought for independence. Heights ran from five feet 
one inch to six feet, and ages from sixteen to forty-nine. One was a col- 
ored man, for there was then no color line in the army : even slaves 
could enlist, with the consent of their masters. 

Of the Continental Troop Captains named, Captain "Peatt" was 
Jacob Piatt; Captain Forman was Thomas M. Forman; Captain "Bel- 
lard" was Jeremiah Ballard. There were, however, three Captain An- 
dersons in the Continental Army, and we cannot distinguish which is 
meant as commanding the company to which the "negro" went. As to 
the Captains in the militia, from whose Companies the men came, Cap- 
tain Corey was Benjamin Corey; Captain Porter was Nathaniel Porter; 
Captain Parker was John Parker, all three being Somerset men. 

Five of the men in the roll of enlistments are not found in the Stry- 
ker "Official Register," viz., McDonald Campbell, Gerardus Duyckinck, 
Samuel Haines, John V. Netter and Alexander Perkins 

«J* J» J* -,/% 

DIRCK LOW'S PUBLIC BUSINESS 

BY JOHN J. DE MOTT, METUCHEN, N. J. 

[Concluded from Page 93] 

Affairs of Cornelius Low, Brother of Dirck 

Cornelius Low left his home in the neighborhood of Neshanic in Octo- 
ber, 1773, giving his business affairs into the hands of his eldest brother, 
Dirck. There is no indication of Cornelius' destination, nor his reason 
for leaving. He was still absent in 1778. On the Census List of North- 
umberland co., Pa., in 1790, a Cornelius Low, Sr., and a Cornelius Low 
and wife are given, with children ; it may be the Cornelius above named 
went thither. 

The account is opened by a payment of £20. made by Cornelius to 
Dirck, on Oct. 13, (1773. Following that are various receipts, evidently 
the result of business dealings which Cornelius had pending, up to May, 
1777. The disbursements begin with a payment on Oct. 13, 1773, to 
Annatje, wife of Cornelius, of £1.3.4. On November 1, 1773, £9. was 
paid to "Cornelius Low, his son." A few of the other payments are : 

1773. Lambert Kidwalner (Cadwallader?) 
Wentje Vanderveer. 

1774. Jonathan Sargent, Junior, Esq. 

1774. Joseph Mattenson. 

1775. William Hanna. 
Catalintje Voorhees. 



176 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

1776. Jacob Flagg. 

1777. Isaac Hoff. 
Hugh Hicks. 

Andrew Van Fleet, in behalf of Gerrit Van Fleet, deceased. 

The last payment rendered for the account of Cornelius is to Jacob 
Mattenson, on April 20, 1778. 

By far the most interesting record in this connection is a draft of a 
letter which Dirck Low wrote to Cornelius. It is undated, but from the 
context it may be placed in October, 1776: 

"Brother Corneuus. 

"Sir: Received yours the second day of this instant, October, by 
which I understand that you are all in good health, which is one of the 
greatest blessings, next to Grace, that we can enjoy in this world. It is 
a thing that I can't write to you of my family, for I had both lameness and 
sickness in my family since harvest and is still like to continue. 

"The matter between and is not brought to issue yet 

at law, so that matters now lay neutral. No quarrels nor debates of late. 

As for the matter between us and , this is as usual, and how long 

it will be so I cannot say, for this unhappy dispute between the mother 
country and the colonies causes a great trouble upon me, and the trouble 
and cost in my own family is so large, that I can't do as I would but must 
do as I can. . . . 

"I don't choose to write to you of circumstances in our place, but 
this, that the people are much alarm'd. In New York they do expect to 
be besieged every day and great preparation is made for the engagement 
and much people move out the city. The Barracks in Brunswick rue full 
already, and more other places, and, if so, we expect to be alarmed in 
our place to assist, especially those that are enlisted in the American 
service under Capt. Peter ten Eick, and many others." 

- sdue of Mark Titsort 

Dirck Low acted as custodian of the cash received as the result of a 
vendue held November 28, 1766, of the property of Mark Titsort (also 
written Tietsoort, Titsworth, etc.). The collection of this money ex- 
tended until December, 1767. It was disbursed for various purposes over 
the same period. The total amount involved was £27.9.6. Mark Tits- 
sort appears to have been living at that time. Among the names men- 
tioned are: Christopher Preston, Elihu Smith, Michael Hammer, Esh- 
forbee Cock, Dirck Middagh, Wilhelmus Ver Brick. 

Estate of Cornelius Low, Father of Dirck 

Cornelius Low, father of Dirck, died in 1763. In a few years it de- 
veloped that there were irregularities in the title of lands which Cor- 
nelius had owned. These dated back to 1727 and 1728. Considerable 
manceuvering was necessary in order to adjust everything. Philip Kear- 



Dirck Low's Public Business 177 

ney, of Amboy, was employed as counsel. Following shows what was 
done: 

"A copy of the agreement between the devisees of James Alexander 
and the Executors of Joseph Murrey, deceased, of the one part, and the 
heirs of Cornelius Low, deceased, John Titsort and the heirs of Abraham 
Titsort, deceased, of the other part, concerning a tract of land situated 
and lying on the north side of the South Branch of Raritan River in 
Somerset County, is as viz : 

James Alexander, Joseph Murrey. Daniel Hol- 
lenshead and Alexander MacDowell sold 
to Thomas Hall by deed dated Novem- 
ber 14, 1728. . v 230 acres for £100.0.0 proc. 

The same persons sold to 

John Biggs by deed dated June 20, 1727 200 acres for £130.0.0 proc. 

430 acres £230.0.0 
It now appears this land is within prior survey to John 
Alford, John Person and Thomas Lambert. 

The above mentioned grantors gave warrantees each for 
himself and not one for the other ; therefore the executors of 
Mr. Murrey and the devisees of Mr. Alexander have only 
one-half to make good, which they are willing to do in the fol- 
lowing manner, to pay the representatives of John Alford ac- 
cording to valuation made by Jonathan Sergant and Azarijah 

Dunham for 134^ acres is £465. 0.0 

22 acres deducted for what the tract over runs what it was 
sold for is 74. 1.4 

£390.18.8 

To be paid by Alexander and Murrey £105.9.4 

To pay John Person and Thomas Lambert for 158J4 
acres the proportion the quantity bears to the 
whole 230 acres sold to Thomas Hall, which 

is £84.16.7 

Interest thereof for 10 years at 8% is 67.16.8 

Interest for 28 years and 5 months at 7% is. . . 168. 14.5 

£321. 7.8 
Cornelius Low, who now claims the land, says he 
purchased of John Person a year ago and pays 
interest for the money and therefore requires in- 
terest for the above sum of £321.7.8, which is 
thought reasonable and therefore allowed and 
added £22.9.10 

£343.17. 6 

In all, proc £539.6.10 

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178 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Executors of Joseph Murrey to pay . £269.13.5 

Devisees of Alexander to pay 269.13.5 

Paid for land taken by John Person £248.17.6 

Paid for the land taken by Lambert 650. 0.0 

In all, proc £898.17.6 

"An account of the money recovered of the land which was taken away by 
John Alford, John Person and the heirs of Thomas Lambert, de- 
ceased Every party's part is as viz. : 

For the heirs of Cornelius Low, deceased £50. o. o 

Principle sum. 

Interest of said 50 pounds for 10 years at 8 per cent, is 40. o. o 

Interest of said 50 pounds for 28 years and 5 months at 7 per 

cent, is 99. 8. 2 

Interest of £321.7.8 for 1 year at 7 per cent 22. 9.10 

Proc £211.18. o 

For the heirs of Abraham Titsort deceased. Principal sum. . . £28. 8.9 

Interest of said £28.8.9 Ior 10 years at 8 per cent, is 22.15.0 

Interest of said £28.8.9 f° r 2 ^ years and 5 months at 7 per 

cent, is 56. 9.6 

For 6 acres and 1 quarter at valuation of £3.9.6 per acre is. . . . 21. 14.4 

£129. y.y 

For John Titsort for 50 acres according to valuation of 

£3.9.6 per acre is £173.15.0 

Memorandum of the money received by Dirck Low as Executor for 
the heirs of Cornelius Low, deceased, and for the heirs of Abraham Tit- 
fort, deceased, being money which was recovered for a tract of land lying 
on the South Branch of Raritan River, which was taken away by a prior 
right of John Person and the heirs of Thomas Lambert. 

1767, July 10. Of John Stevense £269.13. 5 

1771, October 16.- Of Thomas Jones by the hand of Philip 

Kearney, Esq 1 19.14. 4 

October 17. Of Thomas Jones 92.11. 11 

1774, October 13. Of Thomas Jones by the hand of Philip 

Kearney, Esq * 57. 7. 2 

Proc £539. 6.10 

"Memorandum of the money paid out by the said Dirck Low : 

1767 July 21. To Cornelius Low £12. 5. 1 

July 24. To James Olden for John Person. 216. o. 8 

1769 Aug. 25. To John Titsort 86.17. 6 

1770 Feb. 5. To the heirs of Abraham Titsort 64.13. 6 

1771 Oct.. 28. To John Titsort 71. o. o 

To the heirs of Titsort 48. 8. 6 

1774 Oct. 13. To Philip Kearney for cost 7-7-2 



Dirck Lozv's Public Business 179 

Nov. 9. To the heirs of Titsort 16. 5. 6 

To Isaac Hoff in behalf of John Titsort. . . . 15.17. 6 
To my self for my trouble 11. 5 

Proc £539. 6.10 

"Know ye whom it may concern that we whose names are hereunder 
written do hereby acknowledge that we have received on the twenty-fifth 
day of August, 1769, of John Titsort by the hands of Dirck Low the sum 
of Eighty-six pounds seventeen shillings and six pence, proclamation 
money, and on the twenty-eighth day of October, 1771. the sum of Sev- 
enty-one pounds of like money, and on the ninth d;iy of November, 1774, 
the sum of Fifteen pounds n shillings and six pence, being money 

which was recovered for land taken away by prior survey by John Al- 
ford, being our full due of such money so recovered, and we do hereby 
acquit and discharge the said John Titsort and Dirck Low their heirs, 
executors and administrators forever, as witness our hands and seals this 
ninth day of November, 1774. 

Test: #saac Hoff [Seal] 

Peter Clo\ [Seal ] . 

''Know ye whom it may concern that we whose names are hereunder 
written do hereby acknowledge that we have received of Dirck Low 
on the fifth Day of February, 1770, the sum of Ten thousand pounds 
fifteen shillings and seven pence, proclamation money, each of us, and on 
the fourth day of November, 1 771, the sum of ei^ht pounds one shilling and 
five pence of like money, each of us, and on the ninth day of Novem- 
ber, 1774, the sum of Two pounds fourteen shillings and three pence, 
each of us, like money as above said, being money which was recovered 
this ninth day of November, 1774 

Test, Abraham Teits [Seal]. 

Peter Clover. Peter Tietsoort [Seal]. 

Isaac X Tn. [Seal]. 

(by mark) 
John T [Seal |. 

Isaac Hoff 

In behalf of 
Margrit Titsort [Seal]. 

"Know ye whom it may concern that I, William have received 

on the seventeenth day of October, 1776, the sum of Twenty one pounds 
eleven shillings and three pence proclamation r ing money which 

was recovered this seventeenth day of October, 177 
Test. William Tietsoorth [Seal] 

Abraham Teitsoorth 

"Received this 17 Day of October, 1776, the sum of Two pounds 
nine shillings and eleven pence proc, being money for interest for said 
sum in the above receipt mentioned : I say received by me. 

William Tietsoorth 



180 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

'Whereas Cornelius Low, late of the Township of Reading, de- 
ceased, hath in his last will and testament appointed that the land should 
be divided among his four sons, namely, Dirck Low, Cornelius Low, 
John Low and Gerrit Low, and if any of said divided land or lands 
of said sons should be taken away by any right or rights, claim or claims, 
that then all the heirs of said deceased should bear an equal loss in pro- 
portion according to their legacies so bequeathed to them by said de- 
ceased: It now appears that the land of said Cornelius is taken away 
by a prior right of John Person and the heirs of Thomas Lambert, de- 
ceased, for which I have received this sixth day of June, 1771, the just 
and full sum of one hundred and eleven pounds proc, being my full 
demand of said Dirck Low for said rights, as witness my hand the day 
and date above written. 
Test. Cornelius Low. 

Abraham Emans 

Jacob Emens 

"Whereas there is an unequal division of the lands of Cornelius Low, 
late of the Township of Reading, deceased, made ; and whereas Dirck 
Low has some of said land more than the other sons of said deceased, 
this therefore to acknowledge that we, the subscribers, of these presents, 
have received on the sixth day of June, 1771, the just and full sum of 
Twelve pounds sixteen shillings and three pence of said Dirck Low, 
being our full dues for the said parcel or quantity of lands as he has more 
or above us ; as witness our hands the day and date above written 

Cornelius Low 
Garrit Low 
Test. John Low." 

Jacob Emens. 

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EARLY RECORDED WILLS IN SOMERSET— FROM 1804 

EARLY RECORDS IN SURROGATE'S OFFICE 
[Continued from Page 65] 

McGakvin, Sarah, of Bernards twsp. Dated Sept. 23, 181 1. Probat. 
Oct. 7, 1811. Names ch. : Margaret (wife of Cornelius Vermule) ; 
Rebekah (wife of Christopher Blazer) ; John. Executor — Thomas Lewis. 
Witnesses — Thomas McCoy, James M. Lewis, John Lewis. (A, p. 319)- 

Perrine, Nicholas, of Bridgewater twsp. Dated Oct. 2, 181 1. 
Probat. Oct. 17, 181 1. Names ch. : Peter, John, Stephen, James, Nich- 
olas, Henry, Catherine ; also housekeeper, Anne Perrine. Executors — 
sons Peter, John and Stephen. Witnesses — John I. Castner, John Van 
Nostrand, Isaac Van Nostrand. (A, p. 321). 

Kelly, David, of Somerset co. Dated Aug. 21, 181 1. Probat. Oct. 
23, 181 1. Names wife, Sarah; daus., Hannah Coon and Mary; gr. dau., 
Mary Morrison (dau. of my dau. Sarah Murphey; probably wife of 




Early Recorded Wills in Somerset — From 1804 181 

Thomas Murphey, living in "the Lake country") ; grandson William 
(son of my son David, deceased) ; granddau. Anna Worth (dau. of 
my dau., Hannah Auton) ; sons, Charles, Benjamin; dau., Mary. Exec- 
utors — son-in-law, Aaron Coon and Lefferd Waldron. Witnesses — 
Charles Toms, Martha Harris, Fenny Spencer. (A, p. 323). 

Navius (Nevius), Peter D., of Franklin twsp. Dated Oct. 4, 
181 1. Probat. Oct. 24, 181 1. Names wife, Jane; sons David, Garret, 
Peter, John and Elbert. Executors — sons, David, Garret and Elbert. 
Witnesses — Elbert Dumont, Elbert Stothoff, Jaques Voorhees. (A, p. 

325)- 

Vanliew, Denice, of Middlebush. Dated Aug. 31, 181 1. Probat. 
Nov. 5, 181 1. Names wife, Dinah; children of his sons, George, Dinah, 
Denice and Condit ; daus., Ida, Mary, Dinah. Executors — brother, John 
Vanliew ; son, John, and Peter Voorhees. Witness — Garret Voorhees, 
: ^tchell, John Mitchell, Jr. (A, p. 32J). _, r - 

Coo\, Benjamin, of Warren twsp. Dated Jan. 29, 1807. Probat, X^ 

Nov. 25, 181 1. Names wife, Elizabeth; her daus., Rebecca and Ann; 
sons, Levi, Benjamin, Nathan; daus., Mary (wife of.Arch'd Corrington)/ 
Esther (wife of Thomas Auton), Elizabeth (wife of William Coon), 
Rachel (wife of ! oor) ; Levi's son, Benjamin; Thomas Auton's 

son, John. Executors — son, Levi, and A bram Van Tyle ; failing which, vV 

Arch'd Corrington and Isaac Auton. Witnesses — John Jennings, Thomas « \Jr' 
Terrill, William Wo- 33o). >> $ 

,l, Hannah, at the Rariton." Dated June 11, 

1810. Probat. Dec. 23, 181 1. Names niece, Mrs. Hannah Rattoone 
(dau. of my half brother, Rev. Dr. Abraham Beach, of New York City) ; ,V'" 

Elizabeth and Cornelia Bull (daus. of my bro., Jonathan Bull, Esq., of 
Hartford, Conn.). Executors— Hannah Rattoone, Isaac L awre nce, Cor- W\ 
nelius Lawrence. Witnesses — John L. Voorhees, John 1 . . icholas ,\T 

Wyckoff. (A, p. 333 

Williamson, Ann (widow of Court Williamson), of Montgomery 
twsp. Dated Nov. 28, 4805. Probat. Jan. 14. 1812. Names dau., Lu- 
cretia \\ ill' mson. Executors— brother, Peter Stryker, son-in-law, Jere- V* 
miah Williamson. Witnesses — John Reeve, Garret Van Zant, Ann Reeve. 
(A, p. 33 

Anderson, James, of Somerset Co. Dated Dec. 5, 181 1. Codicil dated ^JlTo.^ 
Jan. 4, 181 2. Probat. Jan 21, 1812. Names wife, Phebe; children, Mary 
Thompson, Betsy Todd, George, James, Jacob and Hannah. Executors ^\, 
— son, George, and Abraham Barkover. Witnesses — Hugh McEowen, 
Stephen Conkling, John Collyer, Charles Stewart. (A, p. 336). 

Schenk, Ann, of Hillsborough twsp. Dated May 19, 1809. Probat. \W . 



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Feb. 15. Names son, John J. ; daus., Nancy and Margaret ; gr.dau., 

Ann Van Der Spiegel Schenk. Executors — son, John J., and son-in-law, 
William Lawson. Witnesses — Peter Dumont Vroom, Willet Taylor, Pe- 
ter D. Vroom. (A, p. 340). 

Elston, Samuel, of Bernards twsp. Dated Jan. 25, 1812. Probat. 
Feb. 19, 1812. Names wife, Charity ; children, Mary, Caleb, Joseph, 
Eunice and Thomas. Executor— Thomas Whitenack. Witnesses — Sam- 
uel Lang, Uriah Gunn ( ?), Lott Southard. (A, p. 343) 

Cortelyou, William, of Hillsborough twsp. Dated Jan. 18, 1806. 
Probat. Mar. 28, 1812. Names wife, Eve; also Stephen Terhune, Altie 
Sutphin (wife of John Sutphin), heirs of Garret Terhune, deceased, 
Mary Van Arsdalen, William Cortelyou (son of Albin) ; brothers, Har- 
man and Hendrick. Executors — John Sutphin and cousin Harman Cor- 
telyou. Witnesses — Jacobus Garritson, John Nevius, Peter Garritson. 
(A, p. 345)- 

Van Cleef, Dorcus, widow, of Hillsborough twsp. Dated Mar. 27, 
1812. Probat. Apr. 7, 1812. Names sons, Peter, Isaac, Jacob, Abraham, 
John, Cornelius and Van Marter ; daus., Polly Stryker and Jane Dumont; 
granddaus., Dorcus Van Doren and Dorcus Dumont. Executor — Martin 
Schenck. Witnesses — Garret Ditmars, Peter Hulick, Anne Garritson. 

P- 346). 

D11 is, of Hillsborough twsp. Dated May 7, 1810. Probat. 

Apr. 23, 1812. Names wife, Mary; sons, Daniel, Morris, Jacob; daus., 
Anne (wife of Herbert Rodanbock), Christian (wife of John Bowman), 
tei Bowman), Catherine (wife of William Martial), 
Elizabeth (wife of John Low), Charity (wife of Tobias Hall), Rebekah, 
Sarah (wife of John Olloger). Executor — Jacob Williamson, miller. (A, 

148)- 

lge, Goyn, of Bridgewater twsp. Dated April 15, 1812. 
Probat. April 29. 1812. Names father, Thomas Talmage; brothers, 
Jehiel Talmage; friend. Andrew Howell igdalane; son, Thom- 

as; daus., Catherine, Mary, Martina (all minors). Executors — first 
three above named. Witnesses— David Lyon, Dickinson Miller, Mary 
Talmage. (A, p. 351). 

Steel, William, of Bernards twsp. Dated Apr. 16, 1812. Probat. 
i 2, 1812. Names wife, Charity; wife's niece, Elizabeth Bell; Con- 
gregation of Baskingridge ; Congregation of Bedminster ; Maria L. 
Compton (dau. of Job Compton, Jr.); nephew, Francis Lawrence, Jr.; 
wife's sister, Catherine Bell, "and her children, excepting her dau. Eliza- 
hildren of said Franc rence, Jr., viz., Aaron, Eunice, Wil- 

liam. Executors — Henry Southard and Lott Southard. Witnesses — 
Nath'l Whitaker, Nathan Benjamin, Job Compton, Jun'r. (A, p. 354). 



Early Recorded Wills in Somerset — From 1804 183 

Babcock, Simeon, of Warren twsp. Dated Feb. 26, 1812. Probat. 
May 5, 1812. Names wife, Jane; Gideon Wooden, pastor of the "Seven 
day church" in Piscataway. Executors — wife (Jane), Abraham Dun- 
ham, Lewis Titsworth (of Piscataway). Witnesses — Lewis Terrill, 
Squier Terrill, Thomas Terrill. (A, p. 356). 

Rappleye, Jane, of Franklin twsp. ; will made "by special agree- 
ment between me and my present husband, Jeromus Rapelye, previous to 
our marriage." Dated Apr. 22, 181 1. Probat. May 11. 1812. Names 
"daus. of my brothers John and Jacobus Bergen," viz., Maria (wife of 
Matthew Edgerton), Jane (wife of Simon Hillyer), Seytie (wife of 
Jacob Bergen), Maria (wife of Abraham Staats), and Jane Bergen; 
"children of my brother John Bergen," viz., Evert, Cornelius, Maria, Jane 
and Seytie ; and "children of my brother Jacobus Bergen," viz., Evert, 
John, Zachariah, Maria, Jane and James, Executors — Matthew Edgerton 
and Abraham I. Staats. Witnesses — James Bergen, Zacheus Bergen, Pe- 
ter D. Vroom. (A, p. 359). 

Dehart, Cornelius, of Franklin twsp. Dated Oct. 1, 1801. Probat. 
May 23, 1812. Names wife, Maria; son, Cornelius; grandson, Hen- 
derick Cortelyou (minor). Executors — wife and son, Cornelius. Wit- 
nesses — Cornelius Gulick, Samuel Gulick, Nicholas Veghte. (A, p. 361). 

Voorhees, Gerardus, of Hillsborough twsp. Dated May 18, 1812. 
Probat. July 6, 1812. Names wife, Maria; sons Garret, John, Peter, 
Kourt, James (all minors) ; dau., Margaret. Executors — brother, Koert 
G. Voorhees, and brother-in-law, Peter Quick. Witnesses — James Stry- 
ker, Peter P. Voorhees, John Sutphin. (A, p. 364). 

Worth, John, of Bernards twsp. Dated Mar. 13, 1806. Probat. 
July 13, 1812. Names wife, Anna.; sons, John, William, Joseph; father, 
William Worth, deceased ; Joseph Pound ; Isaac Stewart ; brother, Ben- 
jamin ; daus., Sarah and Mary Worth. Executors — sons, William, Jo- 
seph and John, and friend David Smalley, Sr. Witnesses — David Smal- 
ley, Elias Smalley, Mahlon Smalley. (A, p. 367). 

Ten Eick, Nelly, widow, of Somerset co. Dated Dec. 20, 1809. 
Probat. July 15, 1812. Names daus., Arrianty, Nelly, Joanna, Jane, 
Phebe and Sarah (wife of Garret Tunison) ; grandsons, Cornelius and 
Ferdinand Vanderveer ; granddau., Cornelia Ten Eick (wife of Cornelius 
Vanhorn; late husband, Matthew Ten Eick, dec'd; son, Andrew; grand- 
son, Henry Vanderveer. Witnesses — John Whitenack, Mary M. How- 
ell, Gertrud Whitenack. (A, p. 370). 

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HILLSBOROUGH (MILLSTONE) REFORMED CHURCH 

BAPTISMS 

BY THE PASTOR, REV. JOHN' N ZANDER 

[Continued from Page 137] 
1815. 

Mar. 8. Cornell, Alvert and Auly Van Asdulen [Arsdalen] — Mag- 
dalen, b. Feb. 24. 
Brokaw, Abraham and Mariah Stryker— Henry, b. Dec. 10, 

1814. 
Gano, Jacob and Jimimy Hoagland — Lucy, b. Apr. 18, 1814. 
July — . Phillips. Nathaniel and Polly Bainbridge— Caty Ann, b. 

June 21. 
Aug. 20. Garretson, Peter and Elizebeth Polhemus — Cornellia Ann, 

b. July 15. 
Oct. — . Wyckoff, William and Caterine Voorhees — Jimimy Vechte, 
b. Sept. 2. 
Disborough, J. H., and Sarah Van Mater— Catherine, b. 

June 20. 
Prawl, Win. Geo., and Polly Van Asdalem — Auvin, b. 
Aug. 4. 
17. Williamson, Peter and Maria Nevius — Nichlos Nevius, b. 

31. Terhune, Rulyph and Sarah Van Doren — John, b. Oct. 22. 
Van Norstrand, Christopher and Elizebeth French — Jane, 
b. Sept. 30. 
1816. 
Feb. 4. Eno, C, and Letty Van Doren — Catherine, b. Nov. 4, 1815. 
25. Staats, Henry and Elizebeth Schenk — Elizebeth, b. Dec. 
31. 1815. 
Mar. 3. Root, Milo and Marv French — Dennis Field, b. Jan. 22. 
Apr. 7. Van Pelt, James and Sarah Todd— William Todd, b. Nov. 
27, 1815. 
Blen, James and Ellenor Smith — Henrv Stryker, b. Sept. 16, 
1815. 
17. Frelinhuisen, Fred, and Jane Dumont — Peter Dumont, b. 
Feb. 8. 
May 11 Voorhees, William and Auslike Van Doren — Catherine ' 
Ann, b. Nov 6, 1815. 
Cornell, Peter and Elizebeth Van Doren — William Van 
Doren, b. Mar. 26. 
July — . Disborough, Daniel and Matilda Van Liew — Sarah, b. 

May 27. 
Aug. 26. Cornell, S., and Jane Van Nuys — John, b. July 2. 
Sept. 29. Smith, Abraham and Abigal Mitchell — Elihu, b. March — . 
Oct. 6. Munsort, Abraham and Asey Hoagland — Mary, b. July 4. 
Oct. 20. Van Clief, Van Mater, and Pheby Hoagland — J awl' Van 

Doren, b. July 18. 
Nov. 2. Christopher, Joseph and Clemons Shepherd — Aellti, b. 
Sept. 8. 



Hillsborough (Millstone) Reformed Church Baptisms 185 

Danes, Abraham and Lea Hollinshed — Samuel, b. Sept. 19. 
Hoagland, Abraham and Jane Van Doren — Abraham Van 

Doren, b. July 9. 
Beekman, John and Jane Van Dervier — John Beekman, b. 
Sept. 2. 
9. Ditmars, John and Laura Broach — Rulif Terhune, b. 
Oct. 20. 
Dec. 22. Wyckoff, John M., and Maria Voorhees — Sarah, b. Sept. 30. 

1817. 
Feb. 2. Baird, Abraham and Sarah Morgan — Elizebeth, b. Nov. 30, 

181 6. 
Mar. 2. Zabriskie, John L. and Sarah Bannock — Catherine Shuyler, 
b. Jan. 22. 
9. Van Huis, Cornellius and Eliza Merrill — Catherine, b. 
Jan. 2. 
Van Der Veer, John and Magdalen Staats — Mariah Quick, 

I . Jan. 5. 
Staats, Abraham and Jane Tison — John, b. Dec. 2, 1816. 
30. Van Nostrand, John and Sarah Van Asdalen — John, b. 
Nov. 2, 1816. 
Apr. 20. Prawl, William P., and Mary Van Asdalen— Phillip Van 
Asdalem, b. Mar. 22. 

Der Vier, Cornellius and Mariah Eldit — Samuel Eldit, 
\ b. Mar. 22. 
June 20. Staats, Henry and Elizebeth Schenk — Phcebe, b. Apr. 16. 

27. , William M., and Margaret Ditmars — Thorns Eu- 
gene, b. Apr. 19. 
Garretson, Garret and Gertrude Wyckoff — Rachel Ann, b. 

May 6. 
Thompson, Peter and Mary B rower— Lucy Van Kupp, b. 

Dec. 2i, 1816. 
Cornell, William and Lydia Stryker— Mariah Van Nos- 
trand, b. May 6. 
Wychoff, Abraham and Catherine Voorhees — Ann, b. 

May 11. 
Hoagland, William and Catherine Smith— Jonathan Smith, 
b. Mar. 6. 
July 6. Brokaw, Abraham and Mariah Stryker— Peter Stryker, b. 
Mar. 3. 
Flagg, Sarah. 

Voorhees, Abraham and Sarah Flagg— [Child's name not 
given]. 
•1 Zandt, Peter and Maggy Stryker— Peter, b. June 17. 

Aug. — . Van Nuys, and Gertrude, b. May 26. 

.gland, John and Mary Fisher— Sarah Manah, b. 
Mar. 29. 

Disborough, John and Henry. 

Sept. — . Thomas, Samuel and Mariah Broach— Asa, b. July 22. 

Hendrickson, and Elizebeth Willimson— William 

Schenk, b. May 23. 



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Stryker, Henry and Elizebeth Van Alts — Catherine Bro- 
kaw, b. July 22. 
21. Frelinhuisen, Fred, and Jane Dumont — Frederick, b. Aug. 4. 
Bergen, Jacob and Ellen Barnum — Cornellius Barnum, b. 
Aug. 10. 
Oct. 19. Hoagland, Cornellius and Mary Brokaw — Tunis, b. Aug. 27. 
Staats, William and Mariah Bergen — Eroit Bergen, b. 
Sept. 3. 
Oct. 10. Ditmars, John and Gertrude Staats — Maria, b. Sept. 5. 

Williams, Bradley and Martha Voorhees — Eliza Ann, b. 
Sept. 7. 
Nov. 16. Stryker, Isaac and Getty Voorhees — Isaac Voorhees, b. 
Aug. 30. 
Gulick, Daniel and Aulida Van Arsdale — Ann Schonnoch, 
b. Oct. 17. 

30. Probrisco, Jul. and Sarah Van Liew — Sarah, b. July 21. 
Skillman, Jacob and Elizebeth Prawl — Peter Voorhees, b. 

Oct. 17. 
Dec. 22. Van Chef, James and Mary Van Clief — James Hagamen, b. 
Oct. 28. 
1818. 
Jan. 2. Stryker, Henry and Loretta Thompson — Peter, b. Nov. 22, 

1817. 
Mar. 5. Elmendorf, James and Elizebeth Frelinghuisen — James 
Yar, b. Sept. 9, 1817. 

May 3. 1 Broot, Milo and Mary Auven, b. Mar. 14. 

10. ., Covenhoven, Cornellius and Ann Schenk — Dinah, b. Feb. 3. 
Aug. 18. Bergen, Everet and Jane Stryker — Phebe, b. June 24. 
Staats, John and Mary Veghte — Elizabeth, b. July 18. 
Oct. 2. Nevius, David, Jr., and Margaret Schureman — Margaret, b. 
;'• 2. 
17. Voorhees, Joseph and Dianah Van Doren — Adline, b. 

Sept. 7. 
25. Baird, William and Sarah Morgan — Alice, b. Sept. 14. 
Nov. — . Van Nostrand, Christopher and Elizebeth Elize- 
beth, b. July 14. 
Dec. 13. Blackwell, William and Elizebeth Courser — John, b. 
Aug. 19. 
20. Van Nuys, James and Sarah Staats — Catherine Jane, b. 

Nov. 18. 
27. Wilson, William and Jane Bergan — Mynard, b. Nov. 10. 
1819. 
Jan. 17. Van Der Veer, Cornellius and Mariah Eldut — Elizebeth, b. 
Nov. 30, 1818. 
Wychoff, John and Mariah Voorhees — Peter Voorhees, b. 
Nov. 29, 181 8. 

31. Van Zandt, John and Elizebeth Smith — Rachel, b. Dec. 17, 

1818. 



Hillsborough (Millstone) Reformed Church Baptisms 187 

Mar. 7. Hoagland, John and Mariah Fisher— William, b. Dec. 19, 
1818. 
Praal, William George and Mary Van Asdalem — William 

George, b. Jan. 12. 
Dumount, Peter and Anny Stryker — Rebecca, b. Jan. 31. 
14. Van Nuys, Cornellius and Eliza Merrill — Mary Ann, b. 
Jan. 18. 
May 23. Hertog, John and Mary Dunyen— William, b. Dec. 14, 1818. 
30. Voorhees, William and Aulicke Van Doren — Aulicke, b. 
Apr. 17. 
July 4. Frelinghuisen, Fred, and Jane Dumount — Mariah Louisa, b. 
Mar. 21. 

Stryker, S. and Sarah Catherine Van Doen, b. 

May 5. 
11. Van Clief, Jacob and Elizebeth Gray — Cornelius Suydam, 
b. May 17. 
Van Nostrand, John and Sarah Van Asdalen — Cornelius 

Van Asdalen, b. Apr. 20. 
Stryeker, llenery and Elizebeth Van Alsts — Magdalen Bo- 
gart, b. June 22. 

18. Wilson, John and Hannah Wychoff — Henry, b. Apr. 16. 
C Williamson. Peter and Mariah Nevius — William, b. May 31. 

25. Van~Clief, Van Mater and Phebe Hoagland — Dorcas, b. 
June 14. 
Aug. 15. Stryker, William and Polly Schenk — Jane Smith, b. Sept. 
16, 1818. 
22. Disborough, John and Sarah Van Mater — Elizabeth. 

Elmendorf, James and Elizabeth Frelinghuisen — Sarah 
Frelinghuisen, b. May 15. 
Sept. 26. Hoagland, Cornelius and Mary Brokaw — Mary Adline, b. 
. Aug. 26. 

Davis, .William and Gertrude Schenk — Josiah Schenk, b. 

July 3i- 
Oct. jo. Hulds, James and Mary Hoagland — Mariah, b. July 24. 
Nov. 19. Van Nuys, John and Lucy Brokaw — Henry Van Harlin- 

gen, b. Oct. 14. 
Dec. 26. Garretson. Court and Pegg\ Covenhoven — Nichlos Cov- 
hoven, b. Oct. 30. 
1820. 
Jan. 9. Heinz, Frederick and Abigal Lenis — Sophia Lenis, b. Oct. 
13, 1819. 
16. Van Clief, Unius and Elizabeth Roberts — Jacob A., b. Nov. 
19, 1819. 
— Feb. 13. Christopher, Joseph and Clemons Sherpheard — John, b. 
Dec. 8, 1819. 
Mar. 12. Thomas, Samuel and Maria Broach — John. 

Wilson, William and Jane Bergan — Martha Voorhees. 

19. Root, Milo M. and Mary French — William Suydam, b. 

Mar. 2. 



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26. Mahisch, William and Margaret Ditmars — Theodore, b. 
Nov. 20, 1 819. 
Baird, Abraham and Sarah Morgan — Mandred Morgan, b. 
Feb. 17. 

Broach, Cornellius and Lucy Gertrude, b. Jan. 22. 

Apr. 2. Covenhoven, Cornellius and Ann Schenk — Letty, b. 
Nov. 19. 
16. Gulick, Daniel and Auchlide Van Asdalem — John Van 

Asdalem. 
23. ^Van Clief, Abraham and Mariah Wortman — Ann Field, b. 
Mar. — . 
Brokaw, William and Mariah Stryker — William Cornell, b. 
Jan. 16. 

May 15. Van Zandt, and Maggy Stryker — Mariah Stryker, 

b. Apr. 11. 
22. Garretson, Peter and Elizebeth Polhemus — Sarah, b. Apr. 2. 
Genoa [Gano], Jacob and Jimimy Hoagland — Susannah, b. 
Apr. 7. 
June 27. Waters, John and Ann Baker — William, b. May 17. 
Aug. 27. Stryker, John and Ann Brokaw — Jasper, b. July 10. 
Sept. 24. Staats, John and Mary Veghte — Abraham, b. July 12. 
Oct. 8. Voorhees, Joseph and Dinah Van Doren — Dinah, b. Sept. 2. 
22. Munsort, William and Osey Hoagland — John V. Doren, b. 
May 14. 
Voorhees, Lucas and Mariah Cornell — Cornelius, b. July 22. 
Nov. 19. Cornell, Peter and Elizebeth Van Doren — Sarah Ogden, b. 

Sept. 26. 
Dec. 24. Staats, Peter and Catherine Voorhees — William, b. Oct. 10. 

1821. 
Jan. 23. Sutphen, John and Letty Staats — John, b. Dec. 14, 1820. 

Staats, Rynier and Catherine Voorhees — John, b. Dec. 2, 
1820. 
Feb. 11. Stryker, Henry and Elizebeth Alts— Aletta Allen, b. Dec. 

31, 1820. 
Mar. 23. Blackwell, William and Catherine Couser — Fred. Couser, 
b. Dec. 19, 1820. 
Locke, Peter and Polly Van Dyne — Ann Mariah, b. Nov. 
12, 1820. 
Apr. 11. Earnhardt, Gershum and Nelly Lott — James Elmendorf, b. 
Mar. 15. 
Nevius, Schurman and Catherine Polhemus — Hanry, bj 
Feb. 18. 
21. Hoagland, John and Mary Fisher — Catherine, b. Mar. 1. 
Davis, William and Gertrude Schenck — Catherine Leah, b. 
Dec. 5, 1820. 
28. Probasco, Jacob and Sarah Van Liue — Dinah Ann, b. Oct. 
21, 1820. 

June 3. Stryker, Jeremith and Sarah Mary, b. Mar. 12. 

Stryker, John and Caty Smith — John, b. Apr. 4. 



Hillsborough (Millstone) Reformed Church Baptisms 189 

June 31 (?) Fine, Jacob and Mariah Stryker — Henry Stryker, b. 

Apr. 22. 
July 8. Broach, Cornellius and Lucy Garthardt — Sophia, b. May 4. 
Phillips, Nathaniel and Mary Bainbridge — Hannah, b. 
Apr. 12. 
21. McKisach, William and Margaret Ditmars — Daniel Pol- 
hemus, b. May 19. 
/Williamson, Peter and Mariah Nevius — Ann Maria, b. 
^--May 2. 
Danifer [Denison], John and Mary Finley — Helen Con- 
nack; b. May n. 
Aug. 12. Van Clief, Jacob S., and Elizebeth Gray — John Gray, b. 

June 10. 
Sept. 17. Smith, William and Abigal Mitchell — Eleazer, b. Apr. 30. 
Oct. 7. Hoagland, William and Catherine Smith — Mariah, b. 

__ July 25. 

"" Van Clief, John and Jane Ann Duryea — Paul Duryea, b. 
July 31. 
20. Prawl, W illiam George and Mary Van Asdalem — Jacob V. 
Nostrand, b. Mar. 3. 
Netnick [Van Nortwick], Simeon and Caty Van Doren — 
John Van Doren, b. Aug. 19. 
Dec. 16. Van Zandt, John and Elizebeth Miller — Elizebeth Ann, b. 
Oct. 21. 
Van Zandt, Peter and Magdalen Stryker — Catherine Ann, 
b. Sept. 24. 
1822. 
Jan. 13. Jipson, John and Hannah Wychoff — Catty Ann, b. Nov. 23, 
1821. 
20. Elmendorf, James and Elizebeth Y. Frelinhuisen — John 
Sohishi [Zabriskie], b. Oct. 25, 1821. 
Feb. 10. Hoagland, Cornelius and Mary Brokaw — Catherine, b. Dec. 
4, 1821. 
Stryker, Henry and Leilla Thompson — Edward V. Harlin- 
gen, b. Jan. 3. 
Mar. 10. Voorhees, John and Magdalen Garretson — Peter, b. Dec. 
19, 1821. 
Locke, Peter and Mary Van Dyne— Ellen, b. Oct. 13, 1821. 
Apr. 17. Hultz, James and Mary Hoagland — James, b. Jan. 16. 

Wilson, William and Jane Bergan — [Child's name not 

given]. 
Root, Milo and Mary French — Sarah Brice, b. Feb. 8. 
13. Smith, Jacob and Mariah Van Nostrand — Jonothan, b. 

Feb. 26. 
20. Garretson, Garret and Johannah Sutphen — James, b. 
Feb. 22. 
Smith, Adam and Catherine Van Zandt — Elizebeth, b. 
Feb. 20. 
June 2. Merrill, Banj. and Jane Wilson— Peter Quick, b. Mar. 17. 

^ Sutphen, Peter and Elsha Christopher— Daniel, b. Mar. 26. 



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Fine, John V. and Cornellia Stryker — Mary Ann Van Veer, 

b. Apr. 25. 
Voorhees, Joseph and Dinah Van Doren — Isaac, b. Mar. 4. 
July 7. Wychoff, John and Mariah Voorhees — Isaac Newton, b. 

Mar. 29. 
Cornell, Joseph and Mariah Van Nuys — James Van Nuys, 

b. Apr. 19. 

14. Waters, John and Ann Baker — Ann Maria Baker, b. Apr. 4. 
Aug. 7. Cornell, Albert and Auly Van Asdalem — Roeliff V. Asda- 

lem, b. Sept. 2, 1821. 
Sept. 1. Van Zandt, Winant and Rachel Smith — Mariah Ann, b. 

^ July 5 

8. Davis, William and Gertrude Schenk — Adline Sutphen, b. 
May 25. 
Denison, John and Mary Finley— Harriet Finley. 
22. Wychoff, John V. D., and Ann Walker — Catherine Maria, 
b. July 9. 
Oct. 6. Gulick, Daniel and Aulida Van Asdlem — Catherine Maria, 
b. July 20. 
27. Staats, Peter and Catherine Voorhees — James Voorhees, b. 
Aug. 29. 
Nov. 3. Hoagland, Lucas V. and Sarah S. Nevius — John Nevius, 
b. Sept. 22. 
17. " Covenhoven, Cornelius and Ann Schenk — Cornellia Rap- 

pelyea, b. Sept. 29. 
24. Wychoff, John W. and Elizebeth Autem — William, b. 
Aug. 3. 

Van Nuys, and Lucy Brokaw — Lawrence Van Der 

Veer, b. Aug. 3. 
Dec. 1. Genoa [Gano], Jacob and Jimimy Hoagland — Elizebeth 
Hoagland, b. Sept. 6. 

15. Stryker, Henry and Elizebeth Aultz — Peter, b. Oct. 10. 
1823. 

Jan. 12. Voorhees, Lucas C. and Mariah Cornell — Joseph Cornell, 

b. Oct. 5, 1822. 
Feb. 10. " Staats, Henry and Elizebeth Schenk — Elizebeth, b. Oct. 30, 
1822. 
24. Cornell, William and Lydia Stryker — Catherine Storthoff, 
b. Dec. 29, 1822. 
Apr. 6. Voorhees, John and Magdalen Garretson — Henry, b. 
Feb. 21. 
Van Doren, Isaac and Nelly Smock — Catherine Gulick, b. 
Feb. 23. 
27. Van Zandt, Peter and Maggy Stryker — Cornellia, b. Feb. 6. 
June 1. Van Nostrand, John and Sarah Van Asdalem — Jacob, b. 
Feb. 22. 
15. Bennet, Joseph A. and Sarah Stryker — Ann Stryker, b. 
Feb. 14. 
Wychoff, Samuel and Abigail Bainbridge — John Bain- 
bridge, b. Apr. 25. 



Hillsborough (Millstone) Reformed Church Baptisms 191 

22. Staats, Cornellius and Magdalen Garretson — Peter Staats, 

b. May 19. 
29. Stryker, John and Ann Brokaw — Jane Maria, b. May 12. 
July — . Phillips, Nathaniel and Polly Bainbridge — Andrew, b. May 

29. 
Aug. 3. Broach, Cornellius and Lucy Garthart — John Christopher, 
b. June 24. 
~— Schenck, Jacob and Ann Brokaw — Magdalen, b. May 19. 
-Van Cleef, John and Jane Ann Duryea — John Van Harlin- 
gen, b. May 2. 
10. Fine, Jacob and Maria Stryker — Catherine Veghte, b. 
Mar. 20. 

17. Munsford, Abraham and Osey Hoagland — Peter, b. June 26. 
Sept. 14. Thomas, Samuel and Mariah Broach — Mary Ann, b. 

July 14. 

21. Van Liew, Sela(?) and Jacob, b. July 28. 

Bucknell, William and Catherine Couser — William, b. 
July 23. 
28. Elemendorf, James and Elizebeth Freylinhuisien — Freder- 
ick Frelinghuisen, b. Aug. 10. 
Voorhees, Joseph and Dinah Van Doren — Gertrude Quick, 
b. July 30. 
Oct. 18. Wan Cleef, Mai tin and Phcebe Hoagland — Richard, b. 
Aug. 30. 
v Van Cleef. Abraham and Mary Wortman — Peter Dumont, 
b. Sept. 24. 
, Stryker, Peter and Eliz. Christopher — Thomas Christopher, 
b. Sept. 26. 
Stryker, Jeremiah and Sarah Sperder — Simon, b. Aug. 16. 
Locke, Peter and Polly Van Tyne — Sarah, b. Sept. 11. 
Nov. 2. Merrill, Benj. and Jane Wilson — Ann" Margaret Wilson, b. 
Sept. 26. 
Garretson, Stephen and Nelly Van Nuys — Martha, b. 
Aug. 2. 

9. Barnhart, G and Nelly Lott — Ann Lott, b. Sept. 2. 

Dec. 7. Conover, Nichlos and Rachel Aut — Cornellius, b. Oct. 10. 

1824. 
Jan. 4. Van Doren, and Elizebeth Harris — Catherine Ma- 
riah, b. May 9, 1823. 

18. Hoagland, John and Mariah Fisher — John Riche, b. Nov. 

11, 1823. 
Feb. 10. Prawl, John V. N. and Sarah Ann Ellertson — John Ellert- 
son, b. Oct. 17, 1823. 
24. Hoaglend, William and Catherine Smith — Peter Smith, b. 
Nov. 29, 1823. 
Wullnidge(?), Lyman and Ann Du Bois Smith — Ann 
Elizebeth, b. Dec. 2, 1823. 
Mar. 14. Van Pelt, Stephen and Elizebeth Vliet — Cornellius Wyc- 
hoff, b. Oct. 22, 1823. 



19 2 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Wilson, William and Jane Bergen — James Bergen, b. 

Feb. 14. 

Apr. 17. Disbrough, Daniel and Matilda Van Liew — Frederick Van 

Lievv, b. Feb. 15. 

Smith, William and Jane Ann Voorhees — John, b. Jan. 23. 

May 23. Van Tyne, Abraham and Jamina Vliet — Catherine Wychoff, 

b. Oct. 5, 1823. 
June 27. McKissock, William and Margaret Ditmars — Thomas Eu- 
geune. 

^ Van Cleef, Jacob and Elizebeth Gerret, b. Apr. 22. 

Wilson, John and Hannah Wychoff — Lydia, b. Apr. 25. 
July 4. Stryker, Henry and Elizebeth Aultz — Sarah Van Aultz, b. 
May 26. 
Iloagland, Lucas V. and Sarah Nevius — Amelia, b. May 3. 

25. Hultz, James and Mary Hoagland — Sarah, b. May 19. 

-— -Cotfenhoven, Cornellius and Ann Schenck — Getty Ann, b. 
May 24. 
Aug. 22. Root, Milo and Mary French — William French, b. July 13. 
Sept. 19. Collins, Devid and Rachel Munday — Cornelia Edgar, b. 

A I ay 29. 
Oct. 3. John Waters and Ann Brokaw — [Child's name not given]. 
17. Selling, Peter E., and Catherine Van Nest — Abraham, b." 
Aug. 21. 
Eick, John and Mariah Wyckoff — John Van Cleff. 
Cornell, Albert and Auly Van Asdalem— Mary Skillman, b. 
Feb. 22. 
31. Stryker, Henry and Louisa Thompson — Ellen Mariah, b. 
Sept. 4. 
Nov. 21. Fine, John and Cornelia Stryker — Elizebeth Archer, b. 

Oct. 11. 
Dec. 12. Staats, Peter and Catherine Voorhees — Susan Middle- 
secth(?), b. Oct. 16. 
1825. 
Jan. 8. Stryker, John and Caty Smith — Catherine Smith, b. Sept. 

24, 1824. 
Feb. 12. Stryker, Isaac and Gertrude Voorhees — Henry Van Der 
Veer, b. Sept. 24, 1824. 

Davidson, John R. and Mary John, b, Sept. 3, 

1824. 
Mar. 5. Wychoff, John and Mariah Voorhees — Helen, b. Jan. 1. 

26. Fine, Jacob and Mariah Stryker — Jacob, b. Jan. 23. 
Connet, John and Margaret Buckalieu — Abigal Denton, b. 

Feb. 12, 1823; Jane, b. Oct. 4, 1824. 
Schenck, Jacob and Ann Brokaw — Sofiah, b. Feb. 4. 
May 29. Gulick, Daniel and Aulida Van Ausdalen — Peter, b. 
Feb. — . 
Van Doren, Abraham and Dorcus Stryker — [Peter] As- 
dalen. 
- Van Cleef, John and Jane Ann Duryea — Isaac, b. Feb. 23. 



Somerset County Marriages — 1J95-1879 193 

June 19. Gulick, James and Leah V. Fleet — Amelia Van Fleet, b. 

Mar. 2. 
July 3. Voorhees, Joseph and Dinah Van Dine — Benjamin, b. June 
27. 
31. Van Doren, Peter and Elizabeth Harris — John, b. Mar. 21. 
Sept. 11. Van Doren, William and Mariah Wyckoff — Cornellius 
Wyckoff, b. Apr. 19. 
Nevius, Cornellius and Mariah Van Doren — Matilda, b. 
Mar. 30. 
Oct. 2. Wyckoff, John W. and Elizabeth Autem — Elsher Ann, b. 
June 12. 

ac (?),-Rulyh and Elizebeth Van Cleef— Lawrence Van 
Cleef, b. June 19. , 
Van Liew, Dennis and Sarah Auten — Elizabeth, b. July 1. 
16. Voorhees, Abraham and Mariah DeHart — Jaquish, b. Aug. 

21. 
23. Elemendorf, James and Elizabeth Frelinghuisen — Freder- 
ick Frelinghuisen, b. July 31. 

[To be Continued] 

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SOMERSET COUNTY MARRIAGES— 1795-1879 

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Letter S 

Sadar, Lawrence and Catherine Barnar, Sept. 10. 1869 (Doolittle). 

Sadler, George R. and Harriet Baker, Feb. 19, 1867 (Meyi 

Salter, Henry and Margaret Martin, Jan. 1, 1866 (Andrews 

Salter, Jacob and Margaret V. A. Smith, Apr. 30, 1825 (Ludlow). 

Salters, Henry (col'd) and Mary Sakers (col'd), Aug. 19, 1869 (Row- 
land). 

Sammis, Moses and Jemima Manly, Mar. 16, 187,1 (Doolittle). 

Samuel — and Jane , April 1. 1829 (Van Kleel I 

Samuel and Dinah Staats, Dec. 26, [835 sler). 

Sanborn, George \V. and Alary B, DeWitt. Oct. 15. 1873 (Messier). 

Sanderson, Warren and Ann Brokaw, Dec. 1, 1864 (Searles). 

Sanders, Ainadee M. and Elizabeth E. Woodward. Jan. 7, 1857 (Ran- 
kin). 

Sanders, Austin J. and Elizabeth Rush, Mar ' lompson). 

Sanders, Beniah and Harriet Norris, Nov 27, 1823 (Brownlee). 

Sanders, Daniel and Mar) Young, May 1. 18 

Sanders, Ezra and Lydia Reed, February [2, 1824 (Bi 

Sanders, Frances and Margaret Whitlock. Nov. 3, 1 S 15 (Gardner). 

Sanders, John and Jane Grogan, March 7, 1858 (Cor:: 

Sanders, Lewis and Barbara Rush, Aug. 5, 1824 (Brownlee). 

Sanders, Lewis B. and Fanny M. Fritts, Jul\- 6. [873 (LeFevre). 

Sanders, William and Nancy Brees, Nov. 25, 1 1 Hardenbergh). 

Sanders, William P. and Catharine A. Quick, Jan. 20. 1838 (Engl 

Sandoes, William T. and Julia j. Tunison, Mar. 27, 1 upheld). 

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194 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Sanford, James M. and Rachel M. Gundre, Feb. 10, 1870 (Doolittle). 

Sargeant, Edmund L. and Mariah Voorhees, Oct. 21, 1834 (Messier). 

Sarles, George Washington and Elizabeth Mirax, Mar. 27, 1837 
(Cole). 

Saums, Albert and Lucretia Bishop, Feb. n, 1841 (Ludltr. 

Saums, Cornelius V. and Susan Ann Regar, Sept. 29, 1864 (Pitcher)'. 

Saums, Henry H. and Mary Ann Shepperd, June 21, 1844 (Ludlow). 

Saums, Henry J. and Catharine Emmons, Dec. 25, i860 (Ludlow). 

Saums, Hiram and Mariah Auten. May 16, 1833 (Zabriskie). 

Saums, Isaac W. and Gertrude M. Packer, Jan. 28, i860 (Ludlow). 

Saums, James Q. and Elizabeth Doty, Sept. 12, 1829 (Van Kleek). 

Saums, John A. and Jane Caroline Case, Sept. 17, 1853 (Messier). 

Saums, John H. and Aletta Amerman, Jan. 17, 1828 (Ludlow). 

Saums, John H. and Agnes Durling, Nov. 14, 1853 (Ludlow). 

Saums, John R. and Mary B. Whitenack, Oct. 2, 1873 (Pitcher). 

Saums, Minna V. and Alletta Ann Packer, Mar. 21, 1829 (Ludlow). 

Saums, Ralph Voorhees and Sarah Henrietta Jones, June 22, 1870 
(Rowland). 

Saums. Theodore and Margaretta Vlerbone, Aug. — . 1870 (McWil- 
liam). 

Saunders, Daniel and Sarah Lewis. Aug. 6, 1823 (Watson). 

Saunders, Stephen and Eliza Savige, Nov. 17, 1812 (Finley). 

Saurger, Horatio and Sophia Harrison, Oct. 1, 1834 (Messier). 

Savige, Rueben and Jane Clauson, Aug. 14, 1810 (Finley). 

Savidge, William and Margaret Smith, Feb. 19, 1824 (Brownlee). 

Sawey, James and Mariah Waldron, Sept. 29, 1823 (Ludlow). 

Sayre, James H. and Hannah Williams, Sept. 27, 1830 (Blauvelt). 

Sayre, William Y. and Hannah W. Johnson, Mar. 19, 1848 (Harris). 

Sayward, John IT. and Sarah Jane M< ug. 24. 1851 (Rodgers). 

Scamp, David and Phebe Ann Todd, Feb. 25, 1841 (Schenck). 

Scanlin, Benjamin F. and Ma > monds, Dec. 23, 874 , Dutcher). 

Schamp, George and Catharine Ann Schenck, Feb. 25. 1838 (Zabris- 
kie). 

Schamp, John G. and Evelina Layton, Dec. 5, 1835 (Fisher). 

Schamp, Peter D. and Mary Ann Kelley. Jan. 18, 1840 (Ludlow 

Scheller, Casper and Anna Smith, Jan. 6, 1855 ( Messier). 

Schenck, Aaron and Leah Staats, Sept. 20, 1828 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Aaron and Eve Werts, Dec. 18, 1834 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Abraham and Margaret Ann Derven, Feb. 14, 1856 (Gard- 
iner). 

Schenck, Abraham C. and Ann W. Hall, Sept. 24, 1833 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Abraham C. and Hannah S. Moon, Dec. 31, 1851 (Craven). 

Schenck, Abram V. and Rebecca Orr, Aug. 18, i860 (Campiield). 

Sch ■ I'd) and Phebe Thompson (col'd), Nov. 7, 1868 

[esick). 

Schenck, Alexander and Jane Schenck, July n, 1847 (Campbell). 

Schenck, Anthony and Mary Jane Dickens, Feb. II, 1852 (Cammann). 

Schenck, Anthony and Elizabeth Brokaw, Jan. 2, 1855 (Messier). 

Schenck, Daniel Disborough and Sarah_ Elizabeth Veghte, Oct. 20, 
1875 (Messier). 



Somerset County Marriages — 1795- 1879 195 

Schenck, David and Nancy Van Court, Sept. 28, 1808 (Vredenburgh). 

Schenck, Dennis V. L. and Mary E. Corle, Jan. 19, 1859 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Elias and Adaline Harris, Sept. 16, 1866 (Mesick). 

Schenck. Dr. Ferdinand and Lea Voorhees, Dec. 19, 1816 (Labagh). 

Schenck, Garret and Sarah Ann Brown, Oct. 16, 1838 (Sears). 

Schenck, Garret and Catharine M. Quick, Sept. 23, 1851 (Gardiner). 

Schenck, George and Louisa Coe Vander Voort, War. 13, 1872 (Blau- 
velt). 

Schenck, George V. N. and Alletta Ann Stevens, Oct. 5, 1837 (Lud- 
low). 

Schenck, Gordon J. and Catherine W. Garretson, Feb. 12, 1857 (Cor- 
nell). 

Schenck, Harry and Lucy Van Liew, May 24, 1823 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Henry and Rachel Harriot, Nov. 9, 1815 (Boggs). 
s Schenck, Henry (col'd) and Anna Colbert (col'd), June 5. 1874 (Oli- 
ver). 

Schenck, Henry H. and Elizabeth Tidd Williamson, Mar. 25, 1866 
(Mesick). 

Schenck, Jack and Sally Gifford, Jan. 29, 1809 (Bent). 
^Schenck, James (col'd) and Mary Ellen Field, Sept. 15, 1869 (Me- 
sick). 

Schenck, James and Diana Swaine, Jan. 2, 1873 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Jacob and Ann Brokaw, Aug. 29, 1822 (Zabriski 

Schenck, Jacob and Jane Hagaman, Jan. 31, 1824 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Jacob E. and Martha S. Van Liew, Jan. 8, 1861 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Jacob R. and Anna M. Duryee, Feb. 16, 1851 (Romeyn). 

Schenck. Jacob Wyckoff an A Martha Ann Gerry, Sept. ir, 1830 
(Ludlow ). 

Schenck, John and Elizabeth Vrpom, Nov. 8, 1800 (Vredenburgh). 

Schenck, John and Julia Ann M'cKinstry, Aug. 26, 1840 (Messier). 

Schenck, John and Rebecca Skillman, Sept. 8, i860 (1 tmp Id). 

Schenck, John A. and Jane Ten Eyck, May 5, 1832 (Wilson). 

Schenck, John (i. and Sarah Huff, Jan. 5, 1853 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, John 11. and Caroline Kipp, Sept. 12, 1822 (Ludlow). 
^Schenck, John H. (col'd) and Judith Ann Rodgers. Apr. 2^, 1874 1 
sick). 

Schenck, John J. and Sarah Van Neste, Mar. 22, 1815 (Vredenburgh). 

Schenck, Josiah, Jr., and Sarah Van Mid'dleswort, 6, 1821 (Vre- 

denburgh ) . 

Schenck, Lewis and Effie Brokaw, Dec. 25, i86r (Rodgers). 

Schenck. Moses and Mary I. Wyckoff, March 30, 1863 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, Peter C. and Rebecca Harris, August 20, 1833 (Wilson). 

Schenck, Robert H. and Eliza Jane Brokaw, July 23, 1854 (Craven). 

Schenck, Samuel and Ellen J. Craig, June 20, 1875 (Roberts). 

Schenck, Sefiah and Catharine Stryker, Oct. 28, 1845 (Zabfiskie). 

Schenck, Simon and Julia Anna Field, Oct. 16, 1823 (Boggs). 

Schenck, Thomas and Hannah Smith, Dec. 25. 1825 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, William and Catharine B'. Hall, July 4, 1837 (Ludlow). 

Schenck, William and Mary Winsor, May 20, 1846 (Rodgers). 

Schenck, William F. and Sally Gano, Oct. 9, 1847 (Campl 



196 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Schick, Frederick and Louisa Bender, May 13, 1858 (Mesick). 

Schickter, Heuman and Mary Ann Whyte, April 4, 1843 (Bond). 

Schmidt, Francis and Maria Blum, Sept. 19, 1858 (Neef). 

Schmidt, Henry and Margaret Ann Baker, Feb. 22, 1855 (Rankin). 

Schmidt, John and Jemina Smith, June 3, 1856 (Snyder;. 

Schneider, Adam and Lydia Gaddis, Sept. 13, 1853 (Messier). 

Schnider, Lewis A. and Mary Burke, July 5, 1862 (Daniels). 

Schnider, Valentine and Catherine Schmidt, Apr. 3, 1870 (LeFevre). 

Schomp, David G. and Mary Winser, July 12, i860 (Messier). 

Schomp, Dennis and Carrie Ganno, Sept. 12, 1872 (Pool). 

Schomp, George and Elizabeth Anderson, Dec. 20, 1797 (Studdiford). 

Schomp, George C. and Catharine DolHver, Nov. 18, 1858 (Messier). 

Schomp, John and Mary Morehead, Feb. 3, 1801 (Studdiford). 

Schomp, John G. and Elizabeth Van Liew, Nov. 14, 1848 (English). 

Schomp, Peter G. and Lucretia Ann Griggs, Dec. 28, 1864 (Ludlow). 

Schomp, Theodore and Hannah M. Van Fleet, Sept. 16, 1875 (Hart). 

Schomp, Winfield and Arabel Vanderveer, Feb. 2, 1871 (Pitcher). 

Schultz, Jacob Livingston and Margaretta Voorhees, Jan. 20, 1841 
(Messier). 

Schultz, James T. and Lizzie Koehler, Mar. 14, 1872 (Dutcher). 

Schuyler, Isaac S. and Catharine Bumheats, Mar. 14, 1853 (Gardiner). 

Schwartze, William and Rosina Schmidt, Oct. 30, 1853 (Craven). 

Scoby, Timothy and Chloe Gnep, Nov. 14, 1810 (Bent). 

Scoffield, Joseph and Sarah Perrine, Jan. 15, 1845 (English). 

Scoffield, Joseph E. and Emma Ann Hutchinson, Jan. 10, 1850 (Rodg- 
ers). 

Scofield, Walter P. and Minnie McDaniels, June 22, 1874 (Scofield). 

Scott, George W. and Minerva S. Paiste, Nov. 16, 1839 (Messier). 

Scott, Jacob and Elizabeth Cox, Oct. 5, 1828 (Fisher). 

Scott, Job Ashley and Wilmina Carkhuff, June 18, 1874 (Pitcher). 

Scott, Samuel W. and Ann Voorhees, Sept. 19, 1816 (Fonda). 

Scudder, Jeremiah (col'd) and Mary Ellen Field, Sept. 9, 1869 (Me- 
sick). 

Scudder, John and Anna Sutphen, Nov. 25, 1868 (Carter). 

Scudder, Peter and Laura Henry, Mar. 25, 1875 (Blauvelt). 

Scudder, Samuel and Sarah M. Jackson, Mar. 3, i860 (Campfield). 

Scudder, Thomas and Rebecca Auten, Dec. 8, 181 1 (Riggs). 

Scudder, Titus and Caroline Chamberlain, Oct. 15, 1846 (Rodgers). 

Scudder, Titus and Sarah Ann Boice, Sept. 22, 1870 (Rodgers). 

Scully, Michael W. and Mary F. Robbins, Nov. 3, 1864 (Walton). 

Scureman, Jonathan and Kesiah Seller, Oct. 31, 1837 (Cox). 

Seabring, David and Jane Doty, January 7, 1858 (Mesick). 

Sead, Levi and Parmelia Stout, Jan. 4, 1S19 (Banghart). 

Seal, Philip and Mary Angleman, Dec. 19, 1823 (Fisher). 

Seaman, Benjamin M. and Jane M. Leason, Sept. 1, 1843 (Cox). 

Seaman, Thomas L. and Hannah Townley, May 14, 1836 (Cox). 

Sears, William and Clara Perrine, Oct. 2, 1849 (Messier). 

Sebring, Abraham and Margaret M. Fulkevson, Dec. 24, 1846 (Rodg- 
ers). 

Sebring, Abraham H. and Eliza Runyon, Aug. 31,1841 (Chambers). 



Somerset County Marriages — 1795-1879 197 

Sebring, Cornelius and Hester Waldron, July 3, 1819 (Boggs). 

Sebring, David H. and Malissa E. Hall, Mar. 2, 1871 (Messier). 

Sebring, Harrison and Rachel Smock, Aug. 24, 1822 (Boggs). 

Sebring, Isaac and Mariah Van Nuyse, Sept. 10, 1829 (Van Kleek). 

Sebring, James and Eliza Ann Doty, Oct. 20, 1849 (English). 

Sebring, John and Elizabeth Craig, May 27, 1807 (Vredenburgh). 

Sebring, John IT. and Henrietta C. Martin, Dec. 9, 1852 (Rodgers). 

Sebring, John W. and Mary Elizabeth Deming, Aug. 16, 1865 (Rodg- 
ers). 

Sebring, Theodore F. and Susan Rockafellow, Jan. 1, 1862 (Rodgers). 

Sebring, William and Matilda Hutching, Dec. 2, 1820 (Boggs). 

Sebring, William and Catharine Brokaw, June 13, 1842 (Rodgers). 

Sebring, Williamson and Sarah C. Conklin, Sept. 12. 1850 (Rodgers). 

See, Peter E. and Nancy Smalley, Mar. 16, 1845 (Cox). 

Seidell, Jacob and Mary Ann Voorhees, July 16, 1828 (Boggs). 

Sellerk, Sandy and Sarah Layton, Jan. 10, 1827 (Fisher). 

Serat, Charles I. and Sarah W. Adams, Oct. 27, 1832 (Rodgers). 

Sergeant, Albert and Sarah Eliza Gaston, May 3, 1831 (Rodgers). 

Sergeant, Daniel and Anne Case, May 22, 1813 (Hardenbergh). 

Serven, Isaac A. and Sophia Goodheart, June 30, 1844 (Harris). 

Service, Philip and Mary R. Stout, Nov. 21, 1806 (Stout). 

Service, Samuel and Ann Dorens, May 6, 1817 (Galpin). 

Servis. Henry R. V. and Phillis , Oct. II, 1829 (Van Kleek). 

Servis, Isaac B. and Sarah Ann Quick, Nov. 12, 1851 (Messier). 

Servis, Joshua and Susan Conover, Nov. 17, 1869 (Gardner). 

Servis, Peter and Ann Stryker, April 3, 1828 (Labagh). 

Shad, John and Mary Kline, Jan. 19, 181 1 (Studdiford). 

Shafer, George Wilhelm and Margaret Humann. Aug. 25, 1861 
(Neef). 

Shann, Charles and Susan Cox, February 11, 1832 (Ludlow). 

Shann, John and Caroline Brokaw, July 26, 1846 (Rodgers). 

Shann, Levi and Rocelia Root, Jan. 11, 1858 (Lockwood). 

Sharp, Ferman (col'd) and Eliza Burley, Nov. 11, 1873 (Clarke). 

Sharp, Jacob F. and Aletta Dunn, Nov. 14, 1849 (Messier). 

Sharp, Jacob R. and Susan Mumford (col'd), let. 6, 1873 (Mesick). 

Sharp, John and Rachel Smith, July 13, 1795 (Studdiford). 

Sharp, Joshua and Susanna Greenwood, Nov. 22, 1870 (Rowland). 

Sharp, Peter and Violet Craig, Nov. 4, 1843 (Blauvelt). 

Sharp, William B. and Gertrude B. Stout, Mar. 16, i8~r (LeFevre). 

Sharpe. Morris and Dorthy Low, Dec. 4, 1819 (Galpin). 

Shaver, Henry and Louisa Hill, Apr. 20, 1848 (Cox). 

Shaw, Aaron and Ellen Barcalow, Sept. 22, 1824 (Zabriskie). 

Shan, Joshua and Hannah Riggs, June 3, 1820 (Brownlee). 

Sheets, William and Mary Diltz, Dec. 18, 1864 (Voorhees). 

Sheick, Antone and Bridget Numan, Feb. 20, 1855 (English). 

Sheldon, David and Mary Coddington, Oct. 31, 1849 (Palmer). 

Shellman, Isaac and Pamelia Stryker, Jan. 15, 1825 (Ludlow). 

Sheppan, T. J. and Rhoda H. Stout, Apr. 11, 1847 (Black). 

Sheppard, Henry and Ellen Van Fleet, June 14, 1851 (Ludlow). 

Sheppard, William and Jane V. Schenck, Dec. 26, 1838 (Ludlow). 



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Sherman, Samuel and Elizabeth Tumbull, Sept. 5, 1830 (Fisher). 

Sherwin, George E. and S. Annie Van Dorn, Nov. 27, 1872 (Mesick). 

Shenvood, M. B. and Sarah C. Stout, July 16, 1874 (Gardner). 

Sherwood, William and Margaretta Sergeant, June 18, 1833 (Messier). 

Shickter, Harman and Mary Ann Whyte, Apr. 4, 1843 (Bond). 

Shipman, David and Ann Putney, Nov. 9, 1823 (Watsoi 

Shipps, George W. and Susan Struck, Aug. 24, 1867 (Crane). 

Shoemaker, Anthony and Appelone Reger, Tan. 19, 1855 (Messier). 

Shoemaker, Benjamin T. and Ellen Fein: Mai 1, 1863 (Mesick). 

Short, Patrick and Margaret Egan, Feb. 19, 1851 (Rodgers). 

Shotwell, Eli P. and Paraelia Boice, Oct. 22, 1840 (Bond 

Shurt, David and Pin rhees, Dec. 19, 1838 (i 

Shurts, Garret S. and M. L. Need, October 7, 1863 er). 

Shurts, Jacob and M 1 Pai ell, Dec. 14, 1842 (Rod < 

Shurts, John and Rebecca Van Dyke, Feb. 11, 1852 (Dater). 

Shurts, P. B. and A. M. Hall, Dec. 14, 1863 (Pitcher). 

Shutes, Simon P. and Mary Van Derveer, Feb. 26, 1857 (Rodgers). 

Shwangbach, and Frederica Shuc 1 :S6o (Neef). 

Silcock, Jo ! : 5. and Elizabeth Munshine, Mar. 9, 1815 (Fonde). 

Sillcocks, Gabriel and Mary Kelly, June 5, 1814 (Hardenbergh). 

Silk aac and Pluseny Runyon, July 24, 1834 (Zabriskie). 

n 1 tianna G. Allen, Dec. 17, 1867 (Crane). 

Silvester, Gilbert and Eliza M. Van Nostrand, Aug. 4, 1858 (Van 
Doren). 

Silzer, Theodore and Christine Zimmerman, April 28, 1861 (Neef). 

Simmins, Frederick and Rhoda Giddis, Apr. 7 1805 (Shelly). 

Simmons, Edmund 1!. and Sarah Cray, M , 1861 (Romi 

Simms, George A. am Vnn Bergen, Sept. 6, 1845 (Ludlow). 

Simonson, Garret and Martha Dunham, Tan. 10, 1846 ( Blauvel 
Simonson, John H. and Jennie A. Garretson, Jan. 8, 1863 (Mesick). 
Simpson, Benjamin and Mary Garretson, Ian. 30, - 
Simpson, Isaac L. an.' Breese, Mar. 10,* 1864 (Rankin). 

Simpson, John and Peggy Kline, Jan. 11, 1798 (Finley). 
Simpson, John and Mary Cross, Mar. 18, 1809 (Finlej 
Simpson, John and Rosanna Soper, Aug. 30, 182- .• ). 

Sinquist, John A. and Julia L. Young, Sept.'id, 1875 (Mesick). [Prob- 

1 
Skellinger, Elias H. and Maggie S. , 1870 (Doo- 

little ). 

Skillman, and Cornelia Quick, Dec. 31, 1795 (Studdiford). 

Skillman, Abraham and Catharine Voorhees, May 25, 1791 (Har- 

lingen). 
Skillman, Abraham V. A. and Doretha L. Schenck, Mar. 14, 18*8 

(Doolittle). 
Skillman. Abram M. and Susan Bergen, Oct. i, 1856 (Gardner). 
Skillman, George A. and Ann B. Lattourette, June 4, 1840 (Ludlow). 
Skillman, Hiram and Catharine Huff, Jan. 25, 1845 (Gardn 
Skillman, Jra and Abigal Hulfish, Mar. 4, 1835 (Rice). 
Skillman, Isaac and Ann Johnson, May 4, 1800 (Studdiford). 
Skillman. Isaac and Deborah Voorhees, Jan. 24, 1835 (Rice). 



Somerset Comity Marriages — 1795-1879 199 

Skillman, Jacob and Jane Covenhoven, Feb. 25, 1797 (Snowden). 
Skillman, Jacob and Jane Davis, April 18, 1861 (Ludlow). 
Skillrnan, James and Eliza Wood, Mar. 4, 1841 (Ludlow). 
Skillman, James I. and Ann Stryker, Nov. 16, 1823 (Labagh). 
Skillman, Jeremiah W. and Mary Andrews, Nov. II, 1840 (Talmage). 
Skillman, John R. and Ellen Huff, Apr. 16, 1842 (Chambers). 
Skillman, Joseph and Alice Van Aartsdalen, Nov. 25, 1797 (Harlin- 

gen). 
Skillman, Joseph and Mariah Stryker, Nov. 30, 1816 (Labagh). 
Skillman, Joseph Palma and Mary Elizabeth Spaddle, May 14, 1856 

(Skillman). 
Skillman, Martin N. and Matilda Kershow, Apr. 26, 1827 (Labagh). 
Skillman, Peter and Sarah Gano, Nov. 15, 1854 (Ludlow) 
Skillman, Samuel and Rebecca Robinson, Jan. 29, 1800 (Snowden). 
Skillman, Stephen S. and Harriet Whitlock, Dec. 24, 1857 (Gardner). 
Skillman, Thomas and Ann Skillman, Dec. 8, 1816 (Labagh). 
Skillman, Thomas and Emily Schomp, Dec. 19, 1866 (Gardner). 
Skillman, William and Laurie C. Hardie, Nov. 30, 1870 (Voorhees). 
Skinner, Abraham and Mary Thomas, Oct. — , 1826 (Blauvelt). 
Skinner, George and Margaret V. N. Field, Mar. 30, 1870 (Rodgers). 
Skinner, Jeremiah and Catharine Todd, July 4, 1842 (Schenck). 
Slack, / : .au C. Harris, Nov. 14, 1872 (Messier). 

Slack, Elnathan and Betsey Sutton, Jan. 11, 1823 (Galpin). 
Slaght, Cornelius and Mary Hall, Dec. 23, 1822 (Ludlow). 
Sloan, Andrew A. G. and Mary Elizabeth Van Dervort, Jan. 25, 1866 

(Blauvelt). 
Sloan, John and Catharine Gaddis, Oct. I, 1839 (Campbell). 
Sloan, Matthias and Margaret Suydam, Dec. 18, 1841 (Schenck). 
Sloan, Peter and Tammy Van Derbeek, Dec. 2^, 1798 (Snowden). 
Sloan, Samuel and Eliza Boylan, Oct. 23, 181 1 (Bent). 
Sloat, loseph J. and Susan E 1874 (LeFevre). 

Slocum, Joshua G. and Mary Smith, Sept. 8, 1855 (Mathis). 
Slover, Peter and Ellen Slover, Feb. 7. 1819 (Terhune). 
Smack, Cornelius and Mary Williams, Feb. 8, 1797 (Harlingen) 
Smalley, Abraham and Mary lane Brokaw, Apr. 28, lodgers). 

Smalley, Alfred I. and Myra D. Outcalt, Sept. 27, 1876 (Baldwin). 
Smalley, Ambrose and Louisa Sebring, Mar. 13, 1861 (Rodgers). 
Smalley, Charles S. and Margaret Stelle, Nov. 1, 1837 (Cox). 
Smalley, David and Sophia Alexander, March 3, 1860 (Rodgers). 
Smalley, David ! nnah Bush, April 22, 1833 (Cox). 

Smalley, Enos B. and Sarah. J. Stryker, Jan. 12, 1848 (Gardiner). 
Smalley, George and Frances Wadsworth, Mar. 19, 1867 (Mesick). 
Smalley, Henry D. and Ellenor F. Con ar. 30, 1861 (Camp- 

field). 
Smalley, Isaac J. and Jane Pope, Apr. 17, 1846 (Utter). 
Smalley, Jacob and Mariah Bullman, Jan. 9, 1819 (Brownl< 
Smalley, Jacob and Elizabeth Lollar, Sept. 19, 1835 (Cox). 
Smalley, John and Mary Smock, Mar. 4, 1807 (Vredenburgh). 
Smalley, John and Elizabeth Winsor, Tan. 16, 1850 (Rodgers). 
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Smalley, John S. and Eliza Ann Mundy, Aug. 9, 1838 (Rodgers). 
Smalley, Joseph and Phebe Stites, July 19, 1821 (Watson). 
Smalley, Nathan and Anna Shipman, Mar. 18, 1822 (Watson). 
Smalley, Nehemiah V. and Elizabeth Pennington, Oct. 20, 1846 

(Cox). 
Smalley, Silas and Mary Terrell, April 18, 1840 (English). 
Smalley, William and Phebe J. Levine, Nov. 19, 1845 (English). 
Smalley, William S. and Kate Brokaw, June 8, 1861 (Doolittle). 
Smellgar, E. K. and Phebe C. Miller, October 22, 1863 (Morse). 

Smith, and Jane DeHart, Oct. 13, 1822 (Fisher). 

Smith, Abner R. and Margaret Van Arsdale. May 7, 1857 (Brush). 
Smith, Abraham and Abbey Mitchell, Sept. 14, 1815 (Zabriskie). 
Smith, Abraham and Ann Maria Smith, Oct. 1, 1857 (Rodgers >. 
Smith, Adain and Hannah Harris, Dec. 22, 1814 (Vredenburgh). 
Smith, Alexander and Elizabeth French, Sept. 26, 1868 (Ludlow). 
Smith, Alex. B. R. and Arietta F. Packer, Aug. 13, 1876 (Pool). 
Smith, A. W. and Sarah A. Hill, June 8, 1858 (Cammann). 
Smith, Benjamin and Jane Sutphin, March 8, 1798 (Harlingen). 
Smith, Benjamin and Ann Vosler, Nov. 12, 1825 (Fisher). 
Smith, Benjamin and Helena GarretMni, Sept. 17, 1851 (Van Doren). 
Smith, Benjamin, Jr., and Ann Brokaw, Feb. 9, 1815 (Vredenburgh). 
Smith, Benjamin II. and Lucy Van Nuys, Oct. 21, 1835 (Whitehead). 
Smith, Benjamin I. and Lucy Elbertson, Jan v> (Sears). 

Smith, Bergen B. and Rachel Van Zant, Oct. 4, 1838 (Zabriskie). 
Smith, Charles and Mary Whale, Dec. 24, 1840 (Birch). 
Smith, Charles and Elizabeth Johnson, Sept. 22, 1868 1 Ludlow). 
Smith, Cornelius and Sarah Pennington, Mar. 16. [823 (Watson). 
Smith, Cornelius and Mercy Coddington, Mar. n, 1845 (Cox). 
Smith, Elihu M. and Eliza B. Covert, Oct. 5, 1837 (Ludlow). 
Smith, Elijah and Mary Compton. Sept. 23, 1823 (Watson). 
Smith, Elijah K. and Harriet C. Squier, June 14, 1852 (Messier). 
Smith, Garret P. and Ida E. Brown. Nov. 1, 1876 (Clark). 
Smith, George and Mary Webster, Jan. 26, 1833 (Lo 
Smith, George and Elizabeth Hall, Oct. 27, 1866 (Ludlow). 
Smith, George W. and Rachel Ann Smith, June 12, 1834 (Messier). 
Smith, Henry !l. and Mary Plunkel, Sept. 19, l868( Messier). 
Smith, Hulet and Klizabeth C. Brow \ 27, 1857 (Rodgers). 
Smith, Isaac and Ann Smith, Aug. 15, 1805 (Vredenburgh). 
Smith, Isaac and Ann Ten Eyck, Mar. 21, 181 1 (Studdiford). 
Smith, Isaac N. and Lydia Huffma 1 1865 (Blauvelt). 

Smith, Isaiah and Eli; Ulen, Dec. 5, 1862 (Thompson). 

Smith, Israel and Sarah Jane Johnson, July 3, 1856 (Carrell). 
Smith, Jacob and Catharine Van Voorhees, Oct. 9, 1808 (Studdiford). 
Smith, Jacob riah Van Nostrand, Dec. 20, 1831 (Zabriskie). 

Smith, Jacob Hurt, Aug. 20, 1825 (Brownlee). 

Smith, Jacob F. and Sarah WyckotT, Nov. 3, 1836 (Zabriskie). 
Smith, Jacob \ 1). and Esther D. Field, Oct. 26, 1865 (Rodgers). 
Smith, Jacob V. N. and Sarah Elizabeth Van Nostrand, Jan. 2Q, 1863 

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Somerset County Marriages — 1795-1879 201 

James and Lydia Philhower, Dec. 31, 1856 (Craig), 
and Barbara Irving, July 26, 1877 (Pool). 

James D. and Harriet E. ' ts, Dec. 24, 1868 (Rodgers). 

James T. and Hattie D. Smith, Sept. 22, 1874 ( Mesick). 

James V. and Myra Cole, Sept. 2, 1868 (Doolittle). 

Jared and Elizabeth Covenhoven, Oct. 15, 1806 (Stout). 

J. Rush and Amanda Drake, Jan. 20, 1867 (Thompson). 

John and Mary Brokaw, Aug. 24, 1803 (Vredenburgh). 

John and Sarah Margaret Vandervoort, Dec. 10, 1828 (Van 
Kleek). 

John and Sarah Auten, Oct. 28, 1830 ' Zabriskie). 

John and Ann Suydam, Oct. 2J, 1831 (Zabriskii I 

John and Sarah Ann Van Arsdalen, Oct. 23, 1839 ( Messier). 

John and Magdalen Stryker, Dec. 17, 1840 (Zabriskie). 

John and Sophia Broach, July 1, 1846 (Zabriskie). 

John and Mariah Burgen, Sept. 15, [849 (Campbell). 

John and Elizabeth Van Zandt, Aug. 3, 1858 (Romeyn). 

John A. and Martha Maddis, July 3, 1847 (Messier). 

John Dayton and Deina C. Young, Jan. 15, 1S71 | Thompson). 

John H. and Margaret Gulick, Jan. 20, 1863 (Messier). 

John I. and Elizabeth Van Zandt, Oct. 8, 1840 (Zabriskie). 

John V. and Mary Huff, Sept. 27, 1853 (Gardiner). 

ithan and Catharine Cooper, July 4, 181 5 < Vredenburgh). 

Joseph and Catharine Whalon, Oct. 19, 1816 (Hardenbergh). 

Joseph B. and Mary E. Voorhees, Sept. 11, 1862 (Doolittle). 
ph H. and Fannie Elizabeth Cole, Dec. 10, 1862 (Magie). 

Josiah S. and Lydia Voorhees, Feb. 9, 1859 (Van Doren). 

Lemuel and Anna Squier, Feb. 9, 1858 (Messier). 

Peter and Rebecca Flagg, Dec. 21, 1805 (Vredenburgh). 

Peter and Catharine Stryker, Nov. 15, 181 2 (Stout). 

Peter and Ann Smock, Oct. 22, 1835 (Messier). 

Peter and Harriet Lawler, Dec. 4, 1861 (Clark). 

Peter I. and Magdalene Garretson, Jan. II, 1837 (Zabriskie). 

Peter J. C. and Eli ibe h Williamson, June 24. 1847 (Gardiner). 

Peter S. and Mary Ellis Whitenack, Jan. 8, 1846 (Chambers). 

Richmond and Catharine Jackson, Feb. 18, 1869 (Carmichael). 

Robert S. (Dr.). and Nancy Van Dyke, Aug. 7, 1821 ( Labagh). 

Samuel and Nancy Roberts, Jan. 14, 1835 (Messier). 

Spencer F. and Sarah Jane Van Middlesworth, Apr. — , 1865 (Le 
Fevre). 

Thomas and Ann Hogg, Oct. 30, 1819 (Boggs). 

Thomas and Mary Polhemus, Nov. 3, 1835 (Messier). 

Thomas Burt and Catharine Teeter, Nov. 5, 1863 (Romaine). 

Wallace and Martha A. Mitchell, Dec. ?, 1849 (Campbell). 

Wellington II. and Maggie C. Wooden, Sept. 28, 1870 (Row- 
land l. 

William and Elizabeth Whallon, June 18, 1808 (Hardenbergh). 

William and Harriet Coddington, Oct. 15, 1829 (Cox). 

William and Pamelia Sebring, May 9, 1846 (Rodgers). 

William and Aletta Jane Van Arsdale, Oct. 21, 1846 ( Messier). 



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Smith, William and Hannah Maria Van Doren, Oct. 25. 184Q (Camp- 
bell). 

Smith, William D. and Jane Dumont, Oct. 8, 1856 (Doolittle). 

Smith, William H. and Rachel G. Hagerman, Nov. 29, 1859 (Camp- 
field). 

Smith, William H. and Ann E. Richards, Feb. 8, 1871 (McWilliam). 

Smith, William, M. D., and Allcttee M. Van Arsdale, Sept. 21, 1856 
(Messier). 

Smith, William P. and Margaret Annin, Dec. 17, 1845 (Zabriskie). 

Smith, William S. and Sarah C. Griggs, Jan. i, 1868 (Messier). 

Smith, William Z. and Eliza Ann Van Nest, Oct. 9, 1834 (Fisher). 

Smith, Zachariah and Rachel Flomerfelt, May 30, 1867* (Thompson). 

Smock, Abraham and Jane Van Camp, Apr. 10, 1796 (Studdiford). 

Smock, Garret and Mary Ann Van Deventer, Jan. 15, 1834 (Rodgers) 

Smock, Henry and Susan Harris, Oct. 24, 1822 (Boggs). 

Smock, John and Jane Mundy, May 23, 1824 (Zabriskie). 

Smock, Lewis and Susan Johnson, May 29, 1841 *(Ro ; r- 

Smock, Luther C. and Susan Ann Durlan, Feb. 4, 187 1 1 Pitchgr). 

Smock, William H. and Mary E. L. Brown, May 20, 1875 (Baldwin). 

Smyth, William M. and Phebe C. Paradise, Oct. 4, 1873 (Mesick). 

Sneddiker, Caesar and Celia Staats, Sept. 10, 1841 (Zabriskie). 

Snedicker, William and Jane Griggs, Dec. 11, 1797 (Snowden). 

Sneider, Peter and Elizabeth Abbot, Nov. 10, 1813 ( Vredenburgh). 

Snoden, Charles W. and Joanna Hoagland, Dec. 23, 1868 (Pitchei 

Snook, Charles and Sarah Kintner, Mar. 28, 1857 (Ludlow }. 

Snook, Jacol; 1 mcina Tidd, Sept. 19, 1863 (Romeyri 

Snook, Joseph and Cornelia Gordon, Dec. 24, 1874 (Mesick). 

Snooke, Andrew and Ann Wan Bath, Apr. 15, 1818 (Sto; 

Snowden, William N. and Susan A. Flagg, Sept. 30, 1857 (Gardiner). 

Suydam, Abraham and Betsy White, Sept. 25, 1807 (Finley). 

Suydam, Abram W. and Julia D. Waldron, Oct. 23, 1872 (Oliver). 

Suydam, Andrew B. and Margaret S. Van Deventer, Jan. 6, 1836 
(Shultz). 

Suydam, Caesar and Dinah Field, Oct. 14, 1833 (Fisher). 

Suydam, Charles and Abigail Tuni.son, Aug. 24, 1833 (Wilson). 

Suydam, Charles and Elizabeth Moore, Jan. 5. 1837 (Shultz). 

Suydam, Char! : arah Ann Emmons, Oct. 21, 1854 (Carrell). 

Suydam, Geo' <<d Dielena StothofY, Aug. 2j, 1843 ( Van Doren). 

Suydam, Hendrick and Polly Ingle, Mar. 31, 1802 (Finley). 

Suydam, Jacob and Eliza Boylan, Nov. 23, 1813 (Hunt). 

Suydam. John G. and Caroline Voorhees, Mar. 2T, 1866 (Gardner). 

Suydam, Lawrence G and A. Louisa Wyckoff, Oct. 31, 1866 (Searle). 

Suydam, Matthew and Ann Boorum, Oct. 27, 1821 (Ludlow 

Suydam, Nicholas and Rachel Runyon, Sept 25, 1807 ! Fink) 

Suydam, Peter and Catharine Van Nuys, Sept. 30, 1835 (Zabriskie). 

Suydam, Peter 1. and Lydia Ann Davis, June 11, 1825 (Labagh). 

Suydam, Peter I. and Sarah French, Oct. 20, 1841 (Van Doren). 

Suydam, Peter L. and Laconia Lant, Aug. 18, 1852 (Van Doren). 

Snydam, Samuel and Sarah Maria Brokaw, Jan. 29, 1846 (Messier). 

Suydam, Thomas and Letty Kilpatrick, Aug. 8, 1857 (Brush). 



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Suydam, William P. and Sarah Van Nostrand, Jan. 25, 1834 (Sears). 

Snyder, William 1. and Fanny Eliza Giles, Oct. 13, 1852 (Van Doren). 

Sofield, Martin and Sarah Suratt, Nov. 19, 1836 (Cox). 

Sohnie, Hermann and Kunajwriaa Fisher, Apr. 4, 1847 (Besel). 

Soloman, Henry and Sarah Schenck, Dec. 22, 1811 (Zabriskie). 

Solomon, Theodore and Emily Van Doren. June 8, 1851 (Van Doren). 

Somerset, Asher and Susan Nevius, Sept. 25. 1840 1 Blauvelt). 

Somerset, B< 1 and Dian Crater, Mar. i, [847 H 

Sorter, "Jacob and Harriet Edwards, Dec. 15, 1853 I '. m n ) 

Sorter, John and Rebecca Sorter, July 20, 1834 ( Cruser). 

Sorton, William D. and Lauvena Young, July 11, 1868 (Ludlow) 

Southard, Isaac ; Doty, Jan. 13, 1807 I Finley). 

Southard, James and Kitty Whilenack, Dec. 10, 1810 (Finley). 

Southard, Rev, James E. and W. Dayton, June 15, 1870 (Le 

Fevre). 

Southard, James \Y. ana Ann Henry, April 12, 1 S3 1 (Van Kleek). 

Southard, Lot and Sally Reky, Dec. 30, 1795 (Finley). 

Southard, Robert F. and Ann Bedell. Dec. 22. 1836 (Cox). 

Southard, Robert F. and Joanna Baird, Mar. . . [arris). 

Southard, Stephen and Catharine Doty, Dec. 12, 1793 (Finley). 

Space, Crayton M. and Ann Tolen, Ma) to, 1834 ( Blauvell I. 

Space, John S. and Eliza E. Mullen, Nov, 14, 1835 (Blauvelt). 
.Spader, Christian V. D. and Sarah Jane Schen , 25, 1841 (Lud- 

low). 

Spader, Jonathan and Christiana Voorhees, June 27. 1797 (Studdiford). 

Spader, Peter and Anna Parker, Oct. 12, 1823 ( Boggs). 

Spark, John and Betsy Morgan, Oct. 5, 1805 (Finle\ 

Sparling, Samuel and Marti r, Mar. 17, 1869 (Mann). 

Spencer, Aaron H. and Anna Duery, Dec. 12, 1870 (Coddington, Jus- 
tice ) . 

Spencer, John and Caroline Giddis, July 4, 1843 (Cox). 

Sperling ta Van Fleet, Nov. 12 Ludlow) 

Spetle, Joseph and Caroline Heaton, Feb. 16, 1853 (Cornell). 

Spicer, John and Mary Johnson, Nov. 12, 1816 (Fonde). 

Spoiling, John and Phebe Eddy, Sept. 20, 1801 (Finley). 

Spurbng, William C. and 1 Gardner). 

Squier, Israel and Martha Kirkpatrick, Dec. 27, 1821 (Brownlee). 

Squier, Ji Ellen 20, 186' x). 

Staats, Abraham and Marian A nburgh). 

Staats, Abraham and Ellen Gano, Dec. 13, 1843 (Ludlow). 

Staats, Abraham and Jane Barber, (Pitcher). 

Staats, Alexander P.. and Mary Dolliver Messier). 

Staats, Boston and Elizabel root, Dec. 18, 1841 (Rodgers). 

Staats, Boston and Dinah Si line 22, 1845 (Chambers). 

Staats, Cornelius and Magdalena Garretson. Mar 1, 1815 (Zabriskie). 

Staats, Cornelius N. and Mary Jane Conover, Feb. 6, 1862 (Van Doren). 

Staats, Curt B. and Ellen V. Peterson, Oct. 22, 1839 (Ludl 

Staats. Gam md Mary Joanna Hageman, Feb 25. 1877 (Hart). 

Staats, Henry and Elsey Brokaw, May 27, 1820 I Labagh). 

Staats, Henry and Ellen Staats, Oct. 22, 1825 (Zabriskie). 



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Staats, Henry and Hannah Fields, Dec. 27, 1832 (Blauvelt). 
Staats, Henry and Judy Fisher, Jan. 5, 1847 (Rodgers). 
Staats, Henry and Matilda Ann Young. June 1, 1865 (Ludlow). 
Staat=, Henry B and Catharine Maria Van Arsdale, Nov. 29, 1848 (Mess- 
ier). 
Staats, Henry D. and Garretta Wyckoff, Jan. II, 1866 (Pitcher). 
Staats, Isaac and Mary A. Matthews. Nov. 26, 1840 (Zabriskie). 
Staats, Jack and Catharine Davis, Mar. 16, 1843 (Zabriskie). 
Staats, James and Alletta Ann Van Nuys, Oct. 8, 1828 (Van Kleek). 
Staats, James P. and Anna Peterson, Feb. 5, 1862 (Ludlow). 
Staats, Jeremiah and Mariah Van Duyn, Feb. 28, 1833 (Messier). 
Staats, Jeremiah and Mary A. Stout, May 26, 1863 (Searle). 
Staats, Joakim Q. and Mary D. Van Nest, Jan. 8, 1874 (Parry). 
Staats, John and Margaret Hoagland, Nov. 8, 1828 (Zabriskie). 
Staats, John and Lucretia Sutphen, Feb. 2, 1853 (Romeyn). 
Staats, John and Eleanor French, Nov. 4, 1863 (Le Fevre). 
Staats, John A. and Gertrude S. Whitenack, Apr. 15, 1829 (Van Kleek). 
Staats, John A. and Ann Skillman, July 29, 1852 (Romeyn). 
Staats, John Christian and Margaret Patrey, June 28, i860 (Le Fevre). 
Staats, John H. and Sarah C. More, Oct. 6, 1877 (Mesick). 
Staats, John I. and Elizabeth Whitenack, Oct. 21, 1828 (Van Kleek). 
Staats, John 1 and Deborah Ann Gatzman, Dec. 14, 1837 (Messier). 
Staats, John P. and Johannah Van Doren, Feb. 7, 1828 (Zabriskie). 
Staats, John P. and Mariah Barcalow, Nov. 14, 1833 (Zabriskie). 
Staats, John S. and Elmira Hoagland, Aug. 12, 1857 (Rider). 
Staats, Joseph and Molly Van Derveer, March 9, 1834 (Wilson). 
Staats, Peter and Mary Smith, Dec. 22, 1825 (Boggs). 
Staats, Peter and Susan Quick, April 15, 1840 (Zabriskie). 
Staats, Peter and Mary Chaplin, Mar. 13, 1849 (Rodgers). 
Staats, Peter C. and Magdalen Gano, Dec. 8, 1849 (Ludlow). 
Staats, Peter G. and Sarah I. Voorhees, Oct. 18, 1854 (Romeyn). 
Staats, Peter II. and Catharine Gulick, June 4, 1834 (Sears). 
Staats, Peter J. and Catharine L. Brokaw, Sept. 1, 1864 (Gardner). 
Staats, Peter S. and Maria V. X. Sebring, Aug. 13, 1874 ( McWilliams). 
Staats, Peter V. and Catharine Peterson, Oct. 9, 1832 (Ludlow). 
Staats, Peter V. and Maria DeMott, June 6, 1843 (Van Doren). 
--Staats, Peter V. and Mary J Van Cl'eef, Oct. 10, 1866 (Gardner). 
Staats, Richard and Emilirie Somerset, Mai [859 ( Le Fevre). 

Staats, Richard I and J Jane Clawson, Dec. n, 1872 (Pitcher). 

Staats, Robert and Afee Van Liew, June iS, 1852 | ( immann, Justice). 
Staats, ' nd : Ian. 27, [829 (Zabriskie). 

Staats, Rynear and Addie Wyckoff, Oct. -25, 1866 (Gardner). 
Staats, Stephen G. and Martha V. Gulick, Jan. 15, 187 c\ illiam). 

Staats, Thon arah Joanna Voorhees, July 4, 1846 (Chambers). 

Staats, William B. and Ellen Tunison, Dec. 14, 1869 (Ludlow). 
Stake, William and Anne Bell, Ocl ;gs). 

Stanbury, Charles and Mary Ann Van Dor n 1, 1S62 (Mesick). 

Stanford, Daniel K. and Margaret T. Hall, Nov. 7, 1863 (English). 
Stansbury, R. and Charity Steele. Feb. 3, 1814 (Hardenbergh). 
"Starr, Henry and Catharine S. Zabriskie, Sept. 10, 1839 (Zabriskie). 



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Stedman, Charles and Mary Hageman, Jan. 6, 1814, (Labagh). 
Steel, John and Anne Kirkpatriek, June 20, 1812 (Finley). 
Steel, Nehemiah V. and Sophia Garretson, Dec. 29, 1819 (Boggs). 
Steele, Garret and Sarah Ann Van Deventer, May 17, 1864 (Messier). 
Steele, William G. and Mary Elizabeth Henry, Sept. 7, 1848 (Messier). 
Steinberg, Robert and Margaret Armstrong, Nov. 26, 1873 (Rowland). 
Stelle, Gifford D. and Maria S. Tingley, Jan. 10, 1877 (Clark). 
Stelle, Manning and Eliza A. Camardon, June 1, 1854 (Van Doren). 
Stengess, Nathaniel B. and Abby Saunders, Dec. 10, 1839 (Harris). 
Stephens, Doctor and Jane Bayard, April 6, 1814 (Zabriskie). 
Stephens, Elijah D. and Sarah E. Oliver, Feb. 15, 1842 (Harris). 
Stephens, Henry and Sarah Rue, Sept. — , 1828 (Blauvelt). 
Stephens, John R. and Miriam B. Voorhees, Nov. 6, 1866 (Blauvelt). 
Stephens, John W. and Hannah Winne, Dec. 28, 1843 (Harris). 
Sterley, David and Julia Marine, Jan. 20, 1855 (Messier). 
Sterling, Freeman and Maria Prall, June 18, 1840 (Rodgers). 
Sterling, Freeman S. and Rachel Creed, June 5, 1859 (Rider). 
Stetson, Archibald and Elizabeth Allen, Feb. 21, 1844 (Harris). 
Stevens, Abraham B. and Catharine Reynolds, May 8, 1862 (English). 
Stevens, Abraham V. and Anna E. Gillipsie, July 22, 1855 (Rankin). 
Stevens, Elijah and Isabell Wortman, Sept. 26, 1804 (Schureman). 
Stevens, Elijah and Margt. Hulsizer, Sept. 15, 1869 (Pool). 
Stevens, George J. and Phebe Ann Olliver, April 7, 1852 (Rankin). 
Stevens, Henry J. and Margaret Hoffman, Aug. 21, 1842 (Schenck). 
Stevens, James B. and Christian Zukschwert, Nov. 29, 1872 (Palmer). 
Stevens, John and Rebecca McKinney, Apr. 19, 1806 (Studdiford). 
Stevens, John M. and Mariah Williamson, Oct. 5, 1833 (Wilson). 
Stevens, Joseph and Marrilla McCord, Dec. 31, 1849 (English). 
Stevens, Joseph and Jane E. King, Dec. 26, i860 (English). 
Stevens, Richard H. and Carrie Smith, Feb. 4, 1872 (McGonaughy). 
Stevenson, Albert C. and Amy Lance, Oct. 8, 1874 (Mesick). 
Stevenson, Henry and Elizabeth Coshund, Sept. 23, 1815 (Labagh). 
Stevenson, John and Elizabeth Gumble, May 30, 1869 (Mesick). 
Stevenson, Samuel H. and Helen Bunn, June 3, 1858 (Messier). 
Stevenson, William W. and Agnes Cook, Jan. 1, 1875 (Dutcher). 
Steveson, Joseph H., M. D. and Ann Eliza Bunn, Jan. 18, 1855 (Messier). 
Steward, Charles and Ruth Whitenack, Oct. 10, 1805 (Finley). 
Stewart, Abel T. and Eliza Jane Steele, Jan. 3, 1854 ( Messier). 
Stewart, Daniel C. and Mary Jane Campbell, Aug. 31, 1857 (Conins). 
Stewart, David and Catharine Voorhees, Jan. 4, 1827 (Fisher). 
Stewart, Edward and Mary Ann Rush, May 4, 1863 (Bush). 
Stewart, George and Phebe Saunders, Dec. 3, 181 2 (Finley). 
Stewart, George and Elizabeth Ogden, May 1, 1847 (Jennings). 
Stewart, Jacob V. and Phebe Van Arsdalen, May 24, 1834 (Ludlow). 
Stewart, James and Elizabeth Case, April 9, 1816 (Galpin). 
Stewart, Robert and Fanny Miller, Sept. 8, 1827 (Zabriskie). 
Stewart, William and Catharine Voorhees, Dec. 6, 1828 (Labagh). 
Stier, Charles and Catharine Crughlin, Mar. 19, 1854 (Van Doren). 
Stiger, David Traphegen and Jane Campbell Todd, Nov. 25, 1855 (Blau- 
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Stigler, Columbus and Catharine Wilhelmina Miller, Apr. 2, 1850 1 M< 
ler). 

Stiles, Isaac and Deborah Kelley, July 20, i8i js). 

Stiles, Jonathan and Sarah Cousal, Aug. 19, 1802 (Finlfey). 

Stiles, William and Delia I lay, 1824 (Brownlee). 

Still, Abel and Catharine J. Davis, Mar. 15, 1810 ( Vredenburgh). 

Still, Isaac and Margaret Davis, Jan. 29, 1818 (Boggs). 

Stille, lames and Cornelia Polhemus, Nov. 20, 1838 (Rodgers). 

StIHe, Nelson and : \ Ann Polhemus, Apr. 6. 1836 (Rodgers). 

Stillwell, Henry and Catharine Brokaw, Mar. 18, 1830 (Van Kleek). 

Stillwell, Jeremiah and Lavina Van Arsdalen, Oct. 30, 1814 (Fonde). 

Stillwell. John and Eliza Longstreet, May 3, 1821 iGalpin). 

Stillwell, Joseph and Clara Perrine, Dec. 24, 1846 (Messi 

Stillwell. Simon and Anna McCannon, July 25, 1877 (Cammann, Jus- 
tice). 

Stine, Jacob and Mary Elizabeth Richards, Dec. 25, 1856 (Mathis). 

Stine, William and Elen Dile, Sept. 9, 1864 (Cammann, Justice;. 

Stites, Benjamin and Phebe Nixon, Nov. 10, 1842 (Cox). 

Stites, Elijah W. and Rachel Pennington, Jan. 6, 1830 (Cox). 

Stites, Harrison and Sarah Ann Blazier, Sept. 8, 1847 (Cox). 

Stites, Isaac and Mercy Wilson, Dec. 30, 1843 (Co. 

Stites, Isaac and Hannah M. Conklin, July 3, 1858 (English). 

Stites, John and Eliza Pope, Oct. 13, 1842 (Cox). 

Stites, John and Adaline Pope, I ox). 

Stochli," Francis R., M. D., and Louisa Schwaerer, June 17, 1861 (Whit- 
ney). 

Stockton, Edward and Caroline Lpdyke, July 2. 1 

Stockton, Edward and Maria Updike. 5 1 Romeyn). 

Stockton, Silas and Rachel Deity, Jan. 1, 1838 (Rice). 

Stockwell. Joshua and Ann Jane McElh 1846 (Messier). 

Stokem, Adolphus W and Annie C. Harned, Nov. 27, 1862 (Rodgers). 

Stoothoot. J. II. and Ella Voorhees, Oct. 6, 1868 (Gardner). 

Stoothoof. John a> irretson, Nov 12, 1816 (Zabriskie). 

Stoothoff, Peter and Juda Sutphin, Dec. 20, 1797 (Studdiford). 

Stothoff, George and Martha Post, — (Pitch 

Stothoff, James and Mariah Stillwell, Dec. 22, 1841 (Van Doren). 

StothoiT, John and Ann D. Stewart, Feb 1, 1834 (Messier). 

Stothoff, Peter and Eliza Ann Howell, May I, 1844 (Van Doren). 

Stott. John Richard Parly and Sarah Maria Boice, Feb. 21, 1866 (Ro- 
maine). 

Stout, and Margaret Ten Eyck, Mar. 19, 1810 (Studdiford). 

Stout. Abraham and Susan Lattourette, May 14. 1856 (Brush). 

Stout, Abraham P. and Ellen Corteh a 29, 1850 ( Blauvelt). 

Stout, Benjamin and Elizabeth Castner, Feb. 2, 1820 (Galpin). 

Stout, Charles S. and Ma oer, Aug. 14, 1832 (Ludlow). 

Stout. Charles W. and Mary 11 Chamville, Nov. 16. 1815 (Galpin). 

Stout, Cornelius "n, June 10, 1840 (Sears). 

Stout, David and Gertrude V Hoagland, Dec. 2, 1874 (Williams). 

Stout, Elijah and Lucretia Voorhees, Oct. 10, 1832 (Ludlow). 

Stout, Geo and Hannah Stout, Jan. 2, 1807 (Stout). 



Somerset County Marriages — 1795- 1879 207 

Stout, Henry, Rev., and Lizzie G. Provost, June 30, 1868 (Le Fevre). 

Stout, Isaac and Esther Bennet, Nov. 29, 1832 (Zabriskie). 

Stout, Isaiah I. and Ann Lummason, Sept. 4, 1834 (Blauvelt). 

Stout, J. H. and Jane A. Buhnan, Aug. 9, 1848 (Gardiner). 

Stout, John and Rebecca Steward, Apr. 6, 181 1 (Studdiford). 

Stout, John and Eliza Conover, Jan. 17, 1813 (Stout). 

Stout, John and Rosannah Mclntyre, Nov. 18, 1821 (Fisher). 

Stout, Johnson and Sarah Wyckoff. Dec. 24, 1814 (Labagh). 

Stout, Levi B. and Aletta Ann Wilson, Feb. 14, i860 (Ludlow). 

Stout, Nathan and Catharine Hageman, Oct. 26, 1806. (Stoul ). 

Stout, Nathan C. and Elizabeth Ellen Mcintosh, Oct. 6, 1838 (Ludlow). 

Stout, Peter and Maria Van Doren, Nov. 28, 1811 (Hardenbergh). 

Stout, Randolph and Caroline Manning, Feb. ti, 1858 (Gardner). 

Stout, Richard M. and Jeminah Wyckoff, Apr. 21, 1811 (Labagh). 

Stout, Robert H. and Jennie Gundre, May 5 1870 (Doolil 

Stout, Samuel and Hannah Savage, Mar. 24. 1821 (Brownlee). 

Stout, Samuel and Catharine Blazier, Mar. 19, 1851 (Harris). 

Stout, Thomas B. and Ida Jane Van Dyke, Sept. 23, 1841 (Blauvelt). 

Stout, William and Ellenor C. Amerman, Dec. 23, 1834 (Dougherty). 

Stout, William K. and Margaret Collins, Dec. 11, 1868 (Shann). 

Stout, Zephaniah and Elenor Lane, Dec. 17, 1803 (Stryker). 

Stoutoff, John and Idah Garretson, Nov. 12, 1816 (Zabriskie). 

Stover, Charles and Phillis Fisher, Mar. 9, 1839 (Rodgers). 

Stowe, Henry and Anna Maria Garnett, Jan. 1, 1804 (Crop). 

Stradling, Jonathan W. and Hannah B. Sheafer, Aug. 22, 1868 (Le 
Fevre). 

Stranahan, Samuel and Maria Briggs, June 20, 1857 (Rodgers). 

Stranten, John S. and Catharine Ben. June 2, 1864 (Brush). 

Straphagens, John and Sarah Addis, Dec. 19, 1836 (Shultz). 

Strickland, Shalor S. and Elizabeth Hodge, Oct. 12, 1874 (Dutcher). ' 

Striker, John and Mary A. Sutphen, April 18, 1855 (Brush). 

Strong, Rev. Samuel and J. D. Thompson, Nov. 14. 1877 (Pitcher). 

Strong, William and Jane Bedell, Dec. 16, 1841 (Harris). 

Struck, Charles O. and Eleanor Ten Eyck, July 2, 1846 (Van Zandt). 

Struck, John J. and Teannette T. Auten, April 4, 1863 (Doolittle). 

Struck. John N. J. and Marietta V. Petty, July II, 1869 (Griffith). 

Struve, Peter and Catharine Ziegler, Sept. 30, i860 (Neef). 

Stryker, Abraham and Catharine Smith, Nov. 7, 1808 (Studdiford). 

Stryker, Abraham and Mary Schenck, Mar. 22, 181 5 (Zabriskie). 

Stryker, Abraham and Mary Reemer, Feb. 6, 1818 (Vredenburgh). 

Stryker, Abraham and Mariah Voorhees, Jan. 4, 1827 (Labagh). 

Stryker, Abraham and Margaret V. D. Garretson, Oct. ri, 1837 (Mess- 
ier). 

Stryker, Abraham and Jane Davis, Feb. 20, 1840 (Talmage). 

Stryker, Abraham and Eliza bv. 28, 1844 (Talmage). 

Stryker, Abraham V. D. and Mary T. Ditmars, Oct. 29, 1863 (Gardner). 

Stryker, Abram S. and Martha Allen, Nov. 12, 1856 (Ludlow). 

Stryker, Barent and Catharine Bodine, Mar. 6, 1789 (Studdiford). 

Stryker, Benjamin and Elizabeth Williamson, Oct. 17, 1827 (Labagh). 

Stryker, Charles I. and Sarah J. Holcombe, Mar. 23, 1855 (Romeyn). 



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Stryker, Charles T. and Phebe Van Arsdale, Nov. 29, 1849 (Ludlow). 

Stryker, Christopher and Gitty Mariah Van Camp, June 24, 1832 (Lud- 
low ) . 

Stryker, Christopher and Margaret M. Van Pelt, May 29, 1859 (Doo- 
little). 

Stryker, Cornelius S. and Cornelia Wheatly, May 24, 1858 (Gardner). 

Stryker, Daniel and Sarah Garretson, Nov. 30, 1843 (Zabriskie). 

Stryker, Daniel and Maria C. Brokaw, Sept. 19, 1855 (Rodgers). 

Stryker, Davis and Elizabeth Stryker, Jan. 6, 1864 (Romeyn). 

Stryker, Dennis and Margaret Stevens, Dec. 20, 1799 (Studdiford). 

Stryker, Dennis and Nancy Davis, July 10, 1803 (Vredenburgh). 

Stryker, Dominicus I. and Catharine Terhune, Sept. 20, 1814 (Labagh). 

Stryker, Frederick and Jane Ann Hill, Nov. 18, 1863 (Beldon). 

Stryker, Garret W. and Lucy A. Elbertson, Nov. 22, 1859 (Searle). 

Stryker, Hamilton and Elizabeth Stryker, Mar. 21, 1856 (Romeyn). 

Stryker, Henry and Lavira Thompson, June 23, 181 1 (Zabriskie). 

Stryker, Henry and Elizabeth Autts, Jan. 2, 1817 (Zabriskie). 

Stryker, Henry and Mary Ann Van Pelt, Nov. 2, 1822 (Labagh). 

Stryker, Henry and Sally Wilson, Sept. 16, 1824 (Cole). 

Stryker, Henry and Sarah Voorhees, Feb. 12, 1845 (Talmage). 

Stryker, Henry C. and Mary Ann Van Arsdalen, Nov. 20, 1872 (Lud- 
low ) - 

Stryker, Henry P. and Cecelia Allshouse, Sept. 18, 1867 (Gardner). 

Stryker, Henry S. and Jane Veghte, August u, 1827 (Labagh). 

Stryker, Henry V. D. and Henrietta Brokaw, Jan. 21, 1857 (Rodgers). 

Stryker, Ira S. and Amelia C. Garretson, July 28, 1863 (Messier). 

Stryker, Irani and Lucretia W. Cock, Feb. 4, 1826 (Ludlow). 

Stryker, Irem J. and Eliza Van Deripe, "Oct. 19, 1837 (Ludlow). 

Stryker, Isaac and Catharine C. Davison, Aug. 28, 1834 (Rice). 

Stryker, Isaac and Catharine Brokaw, Dec. 22, 1847 (Rodgers). 

Stryker, Isaac J. and Catharine Peterson, June 3, 1856 (Mesick). 

Stryker, Isaac V. C. and Gitty Voorhees, Nov. 7, 1816 (Labagh). 

Stryker, Isaac V. C. and Ann Stryker, June 28, i860 (Cole). 

Stryker, James and Jane Staats, Dec. 24, 1836 (Zabriskie). 

Stryker, James B. and Elizabeth Hale, Oct. 6, 1849 (Campbell). 

Stryker, James H. and Martha Staats, Nov. 13, 1859 ( Searle). 

Stryker, James N. and Maria Hall, Mar. 1, 1843 (Ludlow) . 

Stryker, James T. and Aletta Dilts, Feb. 5, 1851 (Ludlow). 

Stryker, John and Catharine Smith, Oct. 3, 1805 (Vredenburgh). 

Stryker, John and Ann Brokaw, Dec. 30, 1812 (Vredenburgh). 

Stryker, John and Eliza Barcalow, Jan. 24, 1821 (Brownlee). 

Stryker, John and Rebecca Cortelyou, Oct. 2, 1824 (Zabriskie). 

Stryker, John and Ann Voorhees, Sept. 30, 1826 (Zabriskie). 

Stryker, John and Sarah Eliza Van Nuys, June 6, 1847 (Zabriskie). 

Stryker, John and Lydia A. Hildabrant, April 20, 1853 (Craven). 

Stryker, John A. and Ellen VV. Orr, Feb. 21, 1867 (Gardner). 

Stryker, John B. and Catharine Jane Van Tine, April 1, 1855 (Sears). 

Stryker, John N. and Marv Elizabeth Seabring, Nov. 15, 1877 (Mesick). 

Stryker, John K. and Lucretia Skillman, Nov. 25, 181 5 (Labagh). 

Stryker, Joseph H. and Christiana Boudinot, Jan. 3, 1839 (Rodgers). 



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Somerset County Marriages — 1795-1879 209 

Stryker, Josiah and Maria Van Deripe, Nov. 18, 1843 (Ludlow). 
Stryker, Peter and Hannah Van Duyn, Feb. 28, 1805 (Vredenburgh). 
Stryker, Peter and Polly Perrine, Apr. 4, 1816 (Zabriskie). . 
Stryker, Peter and Elsey V. Christopher, June I, 1820 (Boggs). 
Stryker, Peter and Ellen Voorhees, October 9, 1828 (Labagh). 
Stryker, Peter and Mary Nevius, November n, 1828 (Labagh). 
Stryker, Peter and Catharine Margaret Covert, Nov. 14, 1829 (Van 

Kleek). 
Stryker, Peter and Elizabeth Smith, May 28, 1845 'Zabriskie). 
Stryker, Peter A. and Ann Davis, Dec. 12, 1842 (Talmage). 
Stryker, Peter I. and Jane Bills, February 5, 1831 (Labagh). 
Stryker, Peter L. and Aletta K. Van Camp, May 28, 1835 (Ludlow). 
Stryker, Peter R. and Mary Whitenack, Nov. 25, 181 3 (Labagh). 
Stryker, Peter S. and Ann Arrowsmith, Feb. 10, 1838 (Rodgers). 
Stryker, Peter S. and Maria Daley, Aug. 19, 1874 (Messier). 
Stryker, Peter V. Z. and Ida E. Staats, Oct. 15, 1873 (Le Fevre). 
Stryker, Polhemus and Rachel Wyckoff, Nov. 13, 1833 (Zabriskie). 
Stryker, Samuel and Sarah E. Hall, Aug. 29, 1858 (Ludlow). 
Stryker, Simon P. and Sophia W. Voorhees, Sept. 25, 1858 (Van Doren). 
Stryker, Simon V. and Hannah Coddington, Nov. 30, 1850 (Campbell). 
Stryker, Stephen and Elizabeth Crane, July 15, 1812 (Vredenburgh). 
Stryker, Talmage and Catharine G. Elbertson, Nov. 20, 1862 (Romeyn). 
Stryker, Theodore and Ellen Lott, Oct. 1, 1856 (Van Doren). 
Stryker, Thomas B. and Alletta V. Fine, Feb. 7, 1858 (Le Fevre). 
Stryker, Thomas C. and Sarah V. D. Smith, Sept. 15, 1847 (Williamson). 
Stryker, Tunis C. and Sarah S. Whitenack, Nov. 25. 1858 (Mesick). 
Stryker, Tunis C. and Phebe J. Alvord, Mar. 28, 1865 (Parsons). 
Stryker, Uriah and Aletta Whitenack, March 24, 1831 (Ludlow). 
Stryker, Veghte and Ann Terhune, March 25, 1820 (Labagh). 
■ Stryker, William Henry and Matilda VanCleef, Oct. n, 1865 (Gardner). 
Stryker, Wni. H. and Mary A. Rowe, Nov. 31, 1870 (Voorhees). 
Studdiford, Peter and Marietta Bergen, Nov. 27, 1867 (Pitcher). 
Stull, James H. and Rebecca E. Mattison, Nov. 14, 1865 (Ludlow). 
Stull, Joseph and Phebe Van Nest, Feb. 17, 181 6 (Vredenburgh). 
Stuns, John and Mary Polhemus, Mar. 12, 1842 (Zabriskie). 
Sturges, Elias and Cornelia Galtry, March 20, i822,(Brownlee). 
Sturges, Joseph Bonnell and Rachel Reed. Nov. 16, 1805 (Finley). 

Stutton, and Selvia , Feb. 26, 1830 (Voorhees). 

Suams, Minnah and Sarah Ker, May 28, 1809 (Vredenburgh) 
Sudoc, Willis and Mary Q. Owing, Oct. 26, 1850 (Gaston). 
Sulivan, Samuel and Pattsy Johnson, June 6, 1801 (Studdiford). 
Summers, John C. and Ella H. Lockwood, Aug. 12, 1867 (Blauvelt). 
Summers, William M. and Priscilla E. Gault, July 27, 1864 (Cornell). 
Sunderland, William and Lea Vroome, Feb. 7, 1816 (Labagh). 
Sutphen, Arthur P. and Hannnh V. Potter, Dec. 5, 1865 (Blauvelt). 
Sutphen, A. V. P. and Margaret M. King, Dec. 26, i860 (English). 
Sutphen, Arthur Van Pelt and Rachel Suydam, Oct. 29, 1820 (Galpin). 
Sutphen, C. S. and Sarah Barkman, Mar. 26, 1876 (Messier). 
Sutphen, Cornelius L. and Ann Alkinson, Jan. 31, 1824 (Ludlow). 
Sutphen, Cornelius S. and Mary Ten Eyck, Dec. 18, 1844 (Blauvelt). 
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Sutphen, Covert and Lucretia Skillman, Jan. 10, 1838 (Talmage). 
Sutphen, Edward and Jane Ann Van Middlesworth, Jan. 16, 1839 (Lud- 
low). 
Sutphen, Edward and Sarah G. Oppie, Jan. 6, 1870 (Gardner). 
Sutphen, Gilbert and Jane Crater, January 29, 1832 (Blauvelt). 
Sutphen, Jacob L. and Cristene D. Brush, October 11, i860 (Brush). 
Sutphen, Jacob Rutsen and Hannah R. Auten, Jan. 23, 1868 (Mesick). 
Sutphen, John and Martha Maria Garretson, Nov. 22, 1843 (Zabriskie). 
Sutphen, John and Emeline Hagaman, Dec. 7, 1859 (Mesick). 
Sutphen, John and Hattie Todd. Nov. 20, 1870 (Pool). 
Sutphen, John A. and Louisa E. Tunison, Jan. 10, 1861 (Messier). 
Sutphen, John C, M. D., and Fannie A. King, Jan. 11, i860 (English). 
Sutphen, John V. M. and Frances Carrie Moore, Aug. 1, 1867 (Ludlow). 
Sutphen, Joseph and Sarah Brokaw, Nov. 17, 1869 (Gardner). 
Sutphen, Martin, CoI'd, and Hannah Turner, Jan. 1, 1870 (Gardner). 
Sutphen, Morris C. and Eleanor Brush, June 28, i860 (Brush). 
Sutphen, P. Theodore, M. D., and Elizabeth Haas. Ma)- 21, 1859 

(Thompson). 
Sutphen, Peter and Mary Melick, Mar. 25, 1826 (Fisher). 
Sutphen, Peter and Sarah Smith, Aug. 23, 1834 (Fisher). 
Sutphen, Peter and Helen L. Lowry, June 13, 1877 (Baldwin). 
Sutphen, Peter Condict and Sarah Cortelyou, Oct. 18, 1845 (Blauvelt). 
Sutphen, Peter G and Sophia Wyckoff, Dec. 3, 1868 (Blauvelt). 
Sutphen, Peter S. and Sarah J. Skillman, Mar. 21, 1867 (Gardner). 
Sutphen, Ralph Y. and Sarah French, Dec. 2, 1833 (Sears). 
Sutphen, Richard and Gertrude Whitenack, Jan. 24, 1855 (Romeyn). 
Sutphen, Theodore and Sarah Lucretia Young, Jan. 18, 1855 (Romeyn). 
Sutphen, William and Elizabeth Losey, Oct. 12, 1833 (Fisher). 
Sutphen, William and Susan A, Taylor, Oct. 6, 1859 (Mesick). 
Sutphen, William P. and Jane Allen, Dec. 19, 1861 (Thompson). 
Sutphin, Abner and Ida Voorhees, Oct. 12, 1816 (Labagh). 
Sutphin, Abner and Tdah Stryker, Jan. 29, 1820 (Zabriskie). 
Sutphin, Derrick and Elizabeth Dils, Feb. 27, 1833 (Ludlow). 
Sutphin, John and Phebe Vosler, Aug. 13, 1815 (Galpin). 
Sutphin, John and Letty Staats, Jan. 13, 1820 (Zabriskie). 
Sutphin, John, Jr., and Dinah Anderson, Apr. 9, 1814 (Fonde). 
Sutphin, Peter and Mary Vosseler. Mar. 16, 1810 t Studdiford). 
Sutphin, Stephen and Nancy Dunham. Mar. 14, 1818 ( Hardenbergh). 
Sutton, Daniel H. and Catharine Ann Atkinson. Dec. 27, i860 (Mesick). 
Sutton, David and Emily Yawger, Oct. 8, 1836 (Wilson). 
Sutton. Garvin and Ja N'ov. 4, 1795 (Finley). 

Sutton, Henry and Jane McCord, Dec. 31, 1849 (English). 
Sutton, Levi and Catharine Honeyman. Mar. 13, 1834 (Fisher). 
Sutton, Levi and Hannah Cummings, Nov. 9, 1843 (Harris). 
Sutton, Nathaniel and Catharine Sutton, June 28, 1807 (Arrovvsmith). 
Sutton, William and Catharine A. Mullen, Mar. 20, 1834 (Fisher). 
Sutton, William W. and Emma Jane Goltra, Jan. 7, 1863 (English). 
Swackhammer, Peter K and Mary Ann Carkhuff, Nov. 7, 1876 (Doolit- 

tle). 
Swain, George W., Rev., and Annie E. Beekman, June 12, 1866 (Mesick). 



Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms, 1743-1805 211 

Swallow, Samuel B. and Elizabeth Dockerty, Mar. 4, 1854 (Ludlow). 
Swan, Jacob D. and Phebe Ann Brokavv, Dec. 31, 1846 (Rodgers). 
Swaze, Benjamin and Mary Compton, Jan. 10, 1803 (Barclay). 
Sweeney, Garret and Hannah Teatsworth, Oct. 6, 1827 (Ludlow). 
Sweeney, James and Letty Ann French, Aug. 18, 1856 (Romeyn). 
Sweeney, John and Elizabeth Oiler, Dec. 31, 1851 (Craig). 
Swick, Jacob and Elizabeth E. Murphy, Sept. n, 1842 (Blauvelt). 
Swicksen, Andrew and Catharine Wyckoff, Oct. 5, 1843 (Zabriskie). 
Swift, Charles W. and Mary Stryker Messier, Nov. 19, 1851 (Messier). 
Swindells, William B. and Mary Skelly, Mar. 29, 1871 (Le Fevre). 
Swinton, William J. (M. D.) and Phoebe M. B. Cornell, Apr. 11, 1877 

(Parry). 
Sylvester, James E. and Margaret E. Conover, Nov. 24, 1864 (Searle). 

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SIX-MILE RUN CHURCH BAPTISMS, 1743-1805 

FROM THE RECORDS 

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1758. 
Jan. 1. Leydt, Dom. Johannis and Tryntje — Johannis. 

Jansen, Marten and Marya — Pieter. 
22. W T ykoff, Jacop and Sara — Pieter. 

Wykoff, Jan and Maria — Jan. 
Feb. 5. Stryker, Abraham and Catriena — Annaetje. 

Kroese, Henderick and Eliesabet — Elsje. 

Denyk, Coenraet and Elsje — Coenraet. ■ 

Misserol, Isack and Catriena — Maregrieta. 
19. Van Aersdalen, Ouke and Marya — Ouke. 
Mar. 5. Stryker, Pieter and Marya — Ragel. 
Apr. 2. Van Doom, Jacop and Femmitje — Femmitje. 

Janse, Pieter and Rebecke — Sytje. 

Bennet, Johannis and Marya — Jannetje. 

Hegeman, Dallius and Catryntje — Marya. 

Beert, Alhsander and Lybetje — [Child's name not given]. 

Willemse, Wilhelmes and Antje — Johannis. 
16. More, Hendrick and Yda — Rynire. 

Hogelant, Ouke and Lenthe — Femmethe. 

Schurman, Fernandes and Nelthe — Yacobes. 

Brise, Jurrye and Maryya — Maryya. 
May 7. Van Dyk, Matys and Neeltje — Tuentje. 

Noortwyk, Filippus and Sara — ChrisstoffaJ. Witnesses: 
Chrysstoffal Perbasko and wife Lena. 

Smak, Leendert and Antje — Femmetje. 

Folkerse, Folkers and Marya— -Jannitje. 
15. Nevius, Jakobus and Pieterneltje — Eliesabet. 

Van Aersdalen, Henderik and Jannitje — Douwe. 

Willemse, Jakobus and Maria — Gerrit. 
June 4. Voorhees, Gerrit and Neeltje— Petrus. 



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Kehaert, Tomas and Marya — Eliesabet. 

Van Deventer, Jakobus and Eliesabet — Abraham. 
18. Nevius, Petrus and Anaetje — David. 

Koevert, Johannis and Marta — Daniel. 

Van Nist, Hederik and Johanna— Henderikus. 

Groenendyk, Johannis and Sara — Abraham. 
July 2. Veghte, Gerrit and Eliesabet— Jannetje ; Magdelena. 

Nevius, Petrus and Marya — Neeltje. 

Broka, Abraham and Eliesabet — Pieter. 

Demon, Pieter and Ariejaentje — Johanna. 
16. Leek, Tomas and Mayke — Nicklass. 
Sept. 10. Venderveer, Jan and Sytje — Jannitje. 

Voorhees, Albert and Neeltje— Jeremias. 

Van Sant, Wynant and Ragel — Geertje. 
24. Davits, Tomas and Catrina — Willem. 

Snedeker, Isack and Catriena — Jannitje. 

Kouenoven, Cornelius and Anaetje — Jacop; Abraham; 
Isack. 

Vanderveer, Demenicus and Marya — Johannie. 

Blauw, Wilhelmus and Margrietje— Neeltje. 
Oct. 29. Van Pelt, Pieter and Maria — Roeloff. 

Corteljou. Elbert and Helena — Roeleff. 

Vonk, Jan and Geertje — Henderik. 

Gulick, Ferdenandus and Marleentje — Peterus. 

Sedan, Jacip and Antje — Elsje. 
Nov. 12. Schenk, Henderik and Helena — Johannis. 

Voorhees, Pieter and Sara — Petrus. 

Prevoost, Jonetan and Ariejaantje — Ariejaantje. 

Bokeloe, Joneton and Eliesabet — Jaaers. 

Gulick, Jocghem and Rebecke — Johannis. 

Hooms, Obadijah and Marya — Willem. 

Van Aersdalen, Henderik and Catlynje Annaetje. Wit- 
nesses: Christoffel Van Aersdalen and wife Marleentje. 
Dec. 17. Wykhoff, Jacobus and Catlyntje — Sarah. 

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Jan. 21. Hogelant, Abraham and Johana — Johana. 

Van Aersdalen, Corneles and Sara — Corneles. 
Feb. 4. Speeding, Johannis and Catryntje — Abraham ; Isaac. 

Monvoort, Petrus and Cornelia — Sara. Witnesses: Chris- 
toffel Prebasco and wife Sara. ["These names have been 
carried over in the church book of Suerland"]. 
Hoglant, Henderik and Marya — Sara. 
18. Sturkes, Marregrieta — Myndert. 

Hogelant, Johannis and Matje — Jannetje. ' 
Skilman, John and Anna — Abraham. 
Mar. 4. Boshart, Roelof and Barbera — Sara. 

Terhunen, Albert and Marya — Daniel. 
Apr. 8. Gulick, Samuel and Maria — Anna. 

Van Aersdalen, Cornelus and Cathyntje — Jocghem. 
22. Blauw, Jan and Catrynje — Henderik. 



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Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms, 1/43-180$ 213 

Gulick, Jochem and Cornelia — Lea. 
Bennet, Jan and Annaetje — Neeltje. 
Quick, Tuenis and Lena — Martynus. 
Brouwer, Josip and Antje — Tomas. 
May 6. Perbesko, Jan and Dyna — Maria. 

: Van Kleef, Juryas and Ida — Maria. 

Willemse, Samuel and Margrietje — Willem. 
20. Willemse, Marya — Marya. Witness: Willem Willemse. 
31. Nevius, Petrus and Aeltje — Jannitje. Witness: Susanne 
Nevius. 
Menlie, Jan and Geertje — Charity. 
June 3. Van Aersdalen, Jurrie and Aeltje — Jurrie. 
Van Devanter, Marya — Neeltje. 

Hickbie, Catriena — Henderik. Witness: Henderik Stols. 
Kroese, Abraham and Marta — Helena. 
Pelhemus, Daniel and Willemje — Abraham and Neeltje. 
4. Dehart, Cornelus and Mayke — Abraham. 
July 15. Van Dyk, Jan and Gerritje — Tuenje. 

— Van Kleef, Johannis and Grietje — Sara. 
Aug. 12. Wykof, Jacop and Angenitje — Annaetje. 
Merrell, Roger and Sara — Dirck. 
Herresen, Henry and Antje — Maria. 
26. Wykoff, Jacip and Sara — Jan. ["Was entered in the Rari- 
tan church book"]. 
Sept. 9. Sedam, Petrus and Femmitje — Jannitje. 
illemse, Willem and Angenietje — Isack. 
Kroese, Dirck and Lybetje — Eliesabet. 
Zutfen, Jacob and Neeltje — Jacob. 
23. Boreem, Nicklaes and Antje — Jacop. 
Oct. 14. Gerritse, Gerrit and Sara — Dirck. 

Van Aersdalen, Ouke and Marya — Jannitje. 
Stols, Pieter and Eliesabet — Pieter. 
Stols, Engel and Jesiena — Eliesabet. 
Vanderbeek, Rem and Marta — Ruben. 
Voorhees, Jan and Anna — Ida. 
Snedeker, Isack — Isaack. 
Nov. 11. Kroese, Henderick and Eliesabet — Helena. 

25. Hegemen. Benjamin and Geertje — Annatje. 
Van Aarsdalen. Jan and Lenah — Lammetje. 
Van Doom, Jan and Marretje — Cornelia 
Hogeland, Jacob and Maria — Johannes. 
Hogeland, Hendrik — Abraham. 

Dec. 23. Perbesco, Hendrik and Elsje — Pieter. 

26. Cappey(?) Johannes and Margariet — Elizabeth. Wit- 

nesses : Hendrick Stols and wife Geertruy. 
1760. 
Mar. 3. Berrien, Pieter and Anna — Anna. 

Ditmarse, Rem and Helena— Marya. 
30. Hegemen, Symon and Aaltje — Jan. 
Apr. 13. Voorhees, Luykas and Neeltje — Tennis. 



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27. Fort, Tomas, and Catrina — Anna. 
May II. Wyckof, Symon and Aelthe — Kresteyan. 

Yurcksen, Peter and Annathe — Yohanes. 

Grigs, Barent and Yacamynthe — Samuel. 
June 6. Hegemen, Jakobus and EHesabet — Maria. 

Stryker, Barent and Eliesabet — Eliesabet. 

Simson, Abraham and Margritje — Marleintje. 

Voorhees, Koert and Catriena — Nicklaes. 
15. Vanderver, Jan and Seytie — Jannethe. 

Van Aersdalen, Hendrik and Catelyna — Christoffel. 

Kovert, Johannes and Martha — Annathe. 

Wykhof, Jacobes and Cathelynthe — Catelynthe. 
Aug. 3. Van Leuwe, Jan and Doorte — Frederick, Witness : Helena 
Van Leuwe. 

Vecgte, Jan and Catriena — Nicklaes. 

Gulick, Jakobus and Marytjc — Catrina. 

Brown, Andrew and Hannah — Mary. 

Bergen, Joris and Maria — Christoffel; Yda (twins). Wit- 
nesses: Christoffel Perbasco and wife Betje; Willem Post 
and wife Ida. 

Van Noertroyk, Marte and Neeltje — Arijaentje. 
17. Corteljou, Albert and Helena — Henderik. 

Groenendyk, Johannis and Sara — Isaak. 

Snedeker, Jan and Sara — Ge'rrit. 
Sept. 28. Schuerman, Fernandus and Neeltje — Abraham. 

Bergen, Jacop and Margrietje— Elsje. 
Oct. 12. Stoothoff, Johannis and Sara — Anna. 

Schenk, Henderik and Helena — Henderick. 

Gulick, Pietrus and Willemje — Nicklaes. 

Kreeg, Joost and Sjaerlotta — Antje. 

Hooms, Obadya and Maria — Obadya. 

Vechte, Abraham and Maria — Nellie. 

Janse, Pieter and Rabecka — Johannis; Jannetje (twins). 
Nov. 30. Koolder, Nicklaes and Marya — [Child's name not entered]. 
Dec. 14. Hogelant, Chrisstoffel and Sara — Sara. 

Wykoff, Jakobus and Sytje — Wilemje. 

Cornel, Cornelus and Willemje — Willem. 
1761. 
Feb. 1. Manly, John and Geertj — Maria. 
Mar. 1. Rappelye, Cornelas and Mrite — Elisebet. 

Vanarsdalen, Corneles and Sara [or Soval]— Myndert. 

Kenne, Symen and Marragethe — Marggrethe. 

Messalarjacobes and Yannithe — Mryya. 

Voorhiese, Cornelis and Lena — Jan. 

Sutven, Wellem and Wyna — Petree. 
22. Vandy'. and Neeltje — Margrieta. 

Geritse, Stefanus and Femmitje — Rem. 

Hogelant, Dirck and Marta — Grietje. 
Apr. 26. Gulick, Samuel and Maria — Abraham. 

Van Aerdalen, Cornelus and Cathyntje — Geertje. 



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Stryker, Maria — Pieter. Witness : Barent Stryker. 

Snedeker, Isack and Sara — Sytje. 
May 3. Melcher, Frederik and Catriena — Maria. 
17. Leek, Jan and Margrieta — Jakobus. 

Cornel, Albartus and Antje — Jannitje. 

Gulick, Ferdenandus and Marleentje— Johannis. 

Kroese, Abraham lid Marta — Rachel. 

Sudaem, Jacob ai>j Aenthe — Knelis ; Seymen. 

Van Lewen, Deneys and Eyda — Denys. 

Williamson, Samuel and Margrehthe — Cornells. 

Herresin. Hennery and Nensay — William. 
June 14. Kroese, Henderik and Eliesabet — Wilhelmus. 

Stols, Engel and Esiena — Jacop. 

Cheerdener, Johan Jurri and Maria — Eliesabet; Christiena; 
Johan Jurrie. 
July 5. Perbesco, Henderik and Elsje — Maria. 

Van Dyk, Jan and Gerritje — Elsje. 

Hikbie, Catriena — Johannis. Witness: Henderik Stols. 

Hogelant, Johannis and Martje — Maria. 

Gerritse, Gerrit and Sara — Sara. 

19. Voorhees, Abraham and Maria — Minne. 
Aug. 2. Van Pelt. Pieter and Maria— Abraham. 

VVykoff, Simon and Aeltje — Eliesabet. 

Wenk, Jacop and Eliesabet — Rabecka. 

Terhunen, Albert and Maria — Abraham. 

Van Pelt, Henderik and Sara— Josip. 
16. Van Aersdalen, Gerrit and Ariejaentje— Chrisstoffel. 

Hogelant, J acor ' trya — Jacop. 

Pinbroek, David and Ariejaenje — Maria. 
Sept. 6. Cortelj nderik and Annaetje — Henderik. 

12. Bogert nael and Maria — Cornelius. 

Hogelant, Hederick and Jannitje — Jan. 

20. WykofT, Jan and Willemje — Marya. 

Lybet; [child] may or may not be the child of Jan Wykoff 

and Willemje. 
Gerritse, Samuel and Jannitje — Petrus ; Johannes (twin9). 
Gulick, Tocghem and Rebecka — Benjemen. 
Ditmarse, Rem and Lena — Catryntje. 
Hallenhed, Francis and Doorete Hallenhed — Leisebet. 
Van Engelen, Cornelius and Sara — Maria. 

Sedam, Petrus and Femmitje — Antje. 
Vliet, Geertje, wife of Daniel Vliet— Gerrit. 
Biedt, Alksander and Eliesabet — Eliesabet. 
Van Aersdalen, Henderik and Sathynje — Jan. 
Voorhees, Johannis and Neeltje — Johannis. 
Van Doom, Jan and Matje — Jacop. 
Williamson, Willim and Maria — Catreina 
Brower, Josuph and Enne — [Child's name not entered], 
28. Wellmsen, Wellem and Angenithe — Willim. 



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Apr. ii. Van Kief, Johannes and Grithe — Johannes. 

Quick, Abraham and Maghtel — Teunes. 
June 6. Carteljou, Albert and Helena — Jakus. 

Wykhoff, Jakobus and Cathyntje — Neeltje. 

Van Leeuwe, Johannis and Doorte — Johannis. 

20. Sitfin, Willem and Wyna — Annie. 
Vechgte, Abraham and Maria — Marta. 
Foord, Tomas and Catriena — Frensis. 

July 18. Van Leuwen, Frederick and Marytje — Geertje. 
Voorhces, Lucas and Neeltje — Lucas. 

Schenk, Henderik and Lena — Maria; as witnesses for the 
child of Abraham Van Deventer. [So appears in the 
original]. 

illemse, Jakobus and Marya — Antje. 
Voorhees, Jan and Anna — Marytje. 
Aug. 1. Vanderveer, Petrus and Jannitje — Lammitje. Witnesses: 
Lucas Schenk and wife Lammitje. 
Gulick, Joghem and Corneliea — Anna. 
15. Skilman, Johannis and Anna — Abraham. 
Sept. 9. Nevius, Petrus and Aeltje — David. 

Wykoff, Jakobus and Lytje — Susanna. 
12. Koevert, Johannis and Marta — Johannis. 

Hegeman, Benjamen and Geertje — Benjemen. 
26. Vecgte, Gerrit and Eliesabet — Eliesabet. 
Hooms, Obadya and Marya — Abraham. 
Oct. 10. Gulick, Peterus and Willemje — Peterus. 
Stryker, Barent and Eliesabet — Antje. 
17. Kinne, Syme and Margrieta — Syme. 
Nov. 5. Groenendeyck, Johannes and Sarah — Neeltje. 
7. Vanderveer, Jan and Sytje — Petrus ; Belitje. 
Willemse, Gerrit and Geertje — Nicklaas. 

21. Hogelant, Chrisstoffel and Sara — Sara. 
Dec. 5. Kroese, Henderik and Eliesabet — Henderika. 

Voorhees, Abraham and Maria — Jacop. 

Stols, Engel and Eyena — Hendrik. "Was baptized last 

Tuesday at Cranberry." 
Catrene, wife of Elise Higbee — Joseph. "Was baptized last 
Tuesday at Cranberry." Witness: Hendrik Stols. 
26. Dehart, Cornis and Marya— Annatie. 
Hogelant, Dirrik and Marta— Dirck. 

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Jan. 16. Simsen(?), Abraham — Femmitie. 

Van Pelt, Tuenes — Aelthe. 

Yurcks, Peter — Yacobes. 
30. Streyker, Yosep an i Maryya — Barent. 
Mar. 6. Manly, John and Gerthe — Lisebat. 

Wyckoff, Symon and Aelthe — Aelthe. 
Apr. 3. Van Dick, Yan and Garritye — Roleff. 

Geulick, Samuel and Maryya — Ysack. 

Pomrri' '—Maryya. 



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17. Van Buren, Jan and Saraf ?)— Taunthe. 
May 1. Gerrese, Steven and Femetc — Jan. 

12. Wyckoff, Yacob and Catelyna— Sara. 
Dettemas, Rem and Lena — Femmethe. 
June 19. Corteljou, Hendrick and Johanna(?)— Welhelmas: 
Boorem, Necalas — Anthe. 
Blau, Peter and Maryya— Hendrick. 
Sudani, Isack and Sara — Petrus. 
July 10. Blau, Jan and Trinte — Mariya. 

Wyckoff, Corneleus and Lamethe — Catrina. 
Van Luwe, Denis and Eyda — Johannes. 
Voorhees, Corneleus and Leya — Luykas. 
30. Tarhune, Albrt and Mryya — Lena. 
Aug. 14. Van Dick, Matyse and Nelthe— Catrina. 

Wellimse, Samuel and Grethe— Petrus. 
Sept. 25. Skilman, John and Enne — John. 

Skilman, Tomes and Enne — Lena. 
Van Asdalcn, Cornelius and Catlyna — Jan. 
Onderonk, Hendrik and Ragel— Hendrik. 
Hogelant, Hendrick and Maryja — Johannes. 
Wedel, Robert and Maryya — Willim. 
Rapelye, Joris and Stynthe — Althe. 
Wyllkens', Obedyeh and Sara — Elesebet. 
Oct. 23. Probasco, Jan and Dina — Dina. 

Veghte, Jan and Cheti — Maryya. 
Hullenhet, Francis and Dorthe — Lena. 
Nov. 4. Hogeland, Yohannas and Maratye — Catrina. 
Wyckof, Abraham and Arayante — Cornells. 
6. Scurmen, Fernandus and Nelthi — Anna. 
Bennet, Adrian and Yanithe — Johanris. 
Van Kief. Yurius and Eyda — Catrina. 
Vanpelt, Peter and Mag. — Helena. 
Yonsen, Peter and Rabecca — Corneleya. 
Fris, Peter and Gertje — Wylhelmus. 
20. Lyt, Johannes and Trynye— Petrus. Witnesses: Peter 
Mesure and Trynthe Sleght. 
Whitlock, James and Jannetje — Moses. 
Dec. 4. Hegemen, Symon and Aelthe — Symon. 
Borem, Corneles and Nelthe — Femmethe. 
Gerretsen, Samuel and Yanethe — Yanethe. 
Voorhees, Yagus and Neltye — Jagues. 
Van Arsdalen, Gerret and Aneantye — Catelyna. 
Vantyn, Charel and Lisebit — Matheus. 
18. Gulick, Johannes and Lammetje— Joachim. 
1764. 
(No Month). Nevious, Petrus and Aulthie— Meregreta. 
Jan. I. Willemsen, Wellem and Marya — Anajae. 
15. Van Lue, Cornelus and Anthe — Marya. 
29. Yulick, Johannes and Lena — Johana. 
Witlock, John and Althe— Gerthe. 



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Viet, Geathe, wife of Dennel — Anthe. 
Feb. 12. Stootof, Petrus and Anye — Sara. 

Vanarsdalen, CristofFel and Catrina — Nelthe. 

26. Payat, John and Yanatye — Yanatye. 
Mar. 11. Karteljou, Albert and Lena — Neeltie. 

Noorstrant, Johannis and Antie — Isack. 
25. Voorhees, Johannes and Neeltje — Gerret. 
Apr. 8. Wickoff, Jacobus and Catlyna — Cornelus. 

Davoe(?) ( David and Sara — David. 

Hofe, Abraham and Naltje — Fransyntje. 

Hogaland, Hendrick and Yanete — Marya. 
22. Williamson, Gerret and Geertje — Cornelius. 
May 5. Wickoff, Peter and Bregje — Elisebet. 

Van Deventer, Yacobus and Elisebet — Jacobus. 

Furt, Tomis and Catryntje — Neeltje. . 

27. Vanlue, John and Doritie — Danise. 
Striker, Barant and Elesabet — Cornelus. 

June 3. Homes, Obedia and Maryya — Isack. 

11. Hogelant, Dearrek and Martha — Abraham. 
24. Van Arsdalen, Jurrey and Aeltei — Heyltea. 
Wellemsen, Yacobus and Marya — Sarte. 
Crosen, Derrick and Elisabet — Derrik. 
July 8. Van Palt, Yon and Catrina — Elsye. 

Van Pelt, Tunes and Yanatje — Trintye. 
22. Cornell, Cornelus and Elisebit — Anneye. 

Wellimson, Wellim and Annaetye— Johannes. 
Aug. 19. Stootoof, Johannes and Sartye — Elbert. 
Sept. 2. Merel, Roger and Sara— Reahel. 
Nov. 4. Gulick, Jogum and Corneleya — Jogom. 
Van Palt, Jan and Marigitye — Art. 
18. Dahort, Hendrick and Maryya — Cornelus. 
Dec. 2. Grounendick, Johannes and Sara — Jacob. 
Gulick, Johannes and Lametje — Jogom. 
16. Gulick, Fernendes and Lenje — Abraham. 
Hagemen, Benjemen and Gerje — Petrus. 
Covert, Johannes and Martha — Martha. 
Vaghten, Garret and Lisabet — Neclas. 
Pommey, Peter and Eyda — Enne. 

Manly, John and Garthe — Anne. 
Hogelant, ChristofFel and Sara — Chrestoffel. 
Vandyck, Jan and Garty(?) — Catryna. 
Vandervere, Peter and Yanatye — Luykas. 
Folkersen, Phillip and Enne — Marya. 
Cortelyou, Hendrick and Anny(?) — Jakas. 
Quick, Abraham and Maghtel — Reyners. 
Boorem, Cornelius and Neltje — Antye. 
Voorhees, Cornelus and Magdelena — Cornelius. 
Hogelant, Hondrick and Marya — Annatye. 
Stolts, Engel arid Esena — Johannes. 





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May 6. Frie, John and Anne — Harorleya. 

16. Cornell, Cornelius and Mariya — Mariya. 
24. Detmas, Jan and Gertye — Douwe. 
June 2. Kreusen, Hendrick and Elzabeth — Alexander Lukas. 
16. Arsdalen, Christopher and Catryna — Handrik. 

Buren, Jan and Sartye — Jan. 
30. Garritson, Stephen and Femmetye — Abraham. 
Aug. 4. Sedam, Jacob and Antye — Antye. 

Melger, Fradrick and Catrina — Johannes. 
Harden, Mare — Marcreta. 

Voorhees, Abraham and Marya — Gertye and Jagues. 
Van Arsdalen, Cornelus and Catelyna — Jacobus. 
Sept. 8. Maselar, Jacobus and Janatje — Jacob. 

• Van Kief, Johannes and Maitye — Johnna. 
Sudam, Jacobus and Marya — Johannes. 
Semson, Abraham and Maragritye — Maregretye. 

22. Blaw, Peter and Marya — Johnnes. 
Snedeker, Jan and Sara — Lamatye. 

Oct. 6. Terhunen, Albert and Marya — Albert. 
Booram, Necolas — Elisabet. 
20. Suydam, Petrus and Fcmmetje— Lawrence. 
Jorkse, Peter and Annatje — Maria. 
Nov. 10. Hagemen, Symon and Altye— Gartye. 
-*- Manly, Tommes and Yanetye— Gertye. 
- Van Kief, J u ryes and Eyda — Annatye. 
Wedel, Robert and Mery— Mery. 
Van Ostrant, Johannes and Enne — Eva. 
Nov. 24. Bennet, Aarie and Jannetje — Jannetje. 
Dec. 8. Gulick, Samuel and Marya — Gertye. 
Cortelyou, Albert and Lena — Catrena. 
1766 
Jan. 24. Van Dick, Matise and Neltye — Sara. 

V. Luew, Cornelus and Antye — Antje. 
Feb. 9. Vaghte, John and Catrina — Catrina. 

Van Dervere, Jan and Sythe — Hendrik. 
Van Dorn, Jan and Marritje — Willim. 

23. Snedeker, Jacob and Catelinthe — Catelynthe. 
Mar. 9. Stootoff, Petrus and Antye — Caterna. 

Willimson, Samuel and Marigritye — Mayeke. 

Furt, Thomes and Catrina — Mari. 

Apr. 4. Speder, Johannes and Antenette — Antenette. 

6. Gulick, Jogom and Rabeke — Hendrik. 

Horns, Obediea and Mere— Elesebet. 
20. Striker, Jan and Catrina — Jan. 

Pumye, Peter and Eyda — Eyda. 

Van Arsdalen, Okey and Marya — Marya. 

Van Arsdalen, Lamotye — Jacob. 
May 20. Sutfin, Williem and Wina — Williem. 

Bergen Hendrick and Cornelya — Anna. 
June 7. Kinney, Symon and Maregreity — Johannis. 



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July 6. Vliet, Geertje, wife of Daniel — Abraham. 
Voorhees, Jaques and Nellye- — Altye. 
13. Van Derveer, Petrus and Yanatye — Gerrit. 
20. Probesco, Jan and Dina — Mattye. 
Striker, Barent and Elesebet — Barent. 
Van Pelt, Tunes and Yanatye — Yanatye. 
Streble(?), Frans and Peshin — Hendrick. 
Slover, Dennel and Gertye — Leya. 
Van Pelt, Jan and Catrena — Jan. 
Aug. 31. Hogeland. Johannes and Mattye — Cornelus. 
Sept. 14. Hogeland, Christoffel and Sara — Helena. 
28. Van Tine, Samuel and Marya — Isak. 
Edder, Symon and Nelley — Richerd. 
Dehart, Hendrick and Mooya — Machdelena. 
Oct. 19. Wickoff, Symon and Altye — Marya. 
Nov. 16. Crosen, Derrick and Elesabet — Jacobus. 
30. Tymes(?), Johnnes and Altye — Neltye. 
Symonsen, Jon and Catlyna — Cat) 
1767. 
Jan. 4. Lake, Jacobus and Areyantye — Aeltye. 

Gulick, Johannis and Lamentye — Catryna. 
18. Cornell, Cornelus and Willyimtye — Janatye. 
Feb. 1. Borem, Cornelus and Nelley — Gertye. 
Powelson, Powel and Lena — Cornelus. 
Williemsen, Jacobus and Mary — Josep. 

15. Cortelyou, Hendrick and Annaty — Sara. 
Williemsen, Williem and Angenetye— Jorys. 

Mar. 1. Gulick, Johnnes and Lena — Eva. 

Apr. 12. Hagemen, Benyenien and Gerty — Marya. 

16. Wickoff, Jacob and Angenity — Marygrity. 
Piettf ?), Jan and Janatye — John. 
Willisem, Peter and Catrytye — Janaty. 

May 10. Langstrat, Eron and Anne — Cate ; George. 

-*- 28. Menley, Thomas and Janatye — John. 
Aug. 8. Wilkens, Obediah and Sara — Meatlv 

Gulick, Jacobus and Marya — Isack. 
23. Stolts, Engel and Essina — Thomas. 
Sept. 6. Menley, John and Gertye — Neltye. 

Gulick, Jogom and Cornelya — Willim. 

Dehart, Peter and Gerritye — Johnnis. 

Stribly, Frans(?) and Pashans — Sara. 

Stryker, John and Catrena— Dyna. 
20. Voorhees, Abraham and Maria — Ida. 

Voorhees, Johannes and Neeltje — Jacobus. 
Oct. 25. ( ihn and Martha — Yannathe. 

Van Dyck, Jan and Gerrity — Sara. 

Sudam, Jacobus and Marya — Petrus. 

Voorheese, Jan and Willymtye — Yanathe. 
Nov. 22. Voorhees, Jaques and Neeltje — Abraham. 
Dec. 6. Wickoff, Piter and Jacamyntye — Cornelus. 



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Van Buren, Jan and Sara — Annatye. 
6. Jonsen, Peter and Rabeca — Peter. 

20. Terhune, Albert and Maria — Elizabeth. 
Fry, Anna, wife of John — Abigail. 

26. Janse, Barent and Elizabeth — Nicolas. 
1768. 
Jan. 10. Cortelyou, Harmanus and Catharina — Hendrick. 
24. Pumyea, Peter and Ida — Peter. 

Voorhees, Lucas and Neltye — Teunes? 
Feb. 7. Gerritsen, Samuell and Janatye — Samuel. 
Slover, Dannel and Gertye — Marya. 

21. Furt, Thomes and Catrena — Jogom. 
Mar. 6. Gerritsen, Rem and Mercy — Mercy. 

20. Bergen, Hendrick and Cornelya — Johannes. 
Apr. 10. Vaghte, John and Caty — Ares. 
May 8. Quick, Abraham and Maghteltye — Antye. 
Eddis, Sime and Nelley — Daniel. 

Van Arsdalen, Cornelius and Catlintye — Abraham ; Isaac. 
Snedecar, Jacob and Catlyntye — Maria. 
20. Kinney, Symon and Marigrety— Abraham. 
June 12. Van Leuwe, Hendrik and Marygrety — Jacobus. 
July 10. Van Luev, Denice and Eyda — Eyda. 

Semson, Abraham and Mregaty — Tomas. 
Aug. 20. Snedeker, Isack and Sara — Anna. 
Sept. 2. Borem, Cornelus and Nelley — Johonnes. 
18. Van Pelt, Jan and Catrytye — Nellye. 

Willisen(?), Samuel and Maregratye — Antye. 
Boorem, Necolas and Janatye — Sara. 
Oct. 2. Dehart, Cornelius and Maria — Jacameyntje. 

Hollenshead, Angenitye, wife of John — Sarah. 
16. Wickoff, Symon and Altye — Sara. 
Nov. 6. Gulick, Samuel and Marya — Jacob. 
Yorks, Peter and Annatye — Gertye. 
Gulick, Johannes and Lamatye — Cornelus. 
Borckelow, Conrat and Sartye — Enney. 
- Van Cleaf, Juryas and Eyda — Eyda. 

Dehert, Hendrick and Marytje — Jacamyntye. 

Menley, Thomese and Janatye — Henniry(?). 

Cortelyou, Hendrick and Anna — Albert; Petrus (twins). 

Blaw, John and Trynty — Altye. 

Van Pelt, Peter and Marya — Marya. 

Sperling, John and Catryna — Rabeca. 

liegeman, Benyemen and Gertye — Gertye. 

Van Dome, Petrus and Janatye — Jeramyas. 

Snediker, Jan and Sara — Wellem. 

Hegeman, Symon and Aaltje- — Elizabeth. 

Witlok, John and Aaltje — Sarah. 

Gulick, Johannes and Lenah — Petrus. 

Johnson, William and Elizabeth — Antie. 



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Vreest, Peter and Gecrtje — Antje; Johannes. 

Slover, Jacob and Geertje — Abraham. 
Aug. 27. Van Leuwen, Jan and Dorithy — Antje. 

Terhune, Gerret and Neeltje — Neeltje. 

Stryker, Jan and Catharina — Lu} ' 
Sept. .10. Williamse, Peter and Catharintje Brouwer— Wilhelmus. 

Voorhees, Jan and Willemje — Cornelius. 

Hogelant, Christofel and Sara — Lucas. 

Hubert, Johannes and Cornelia Slover — Mara Elizabeth. 

Slover, Daniel and Gei rtje Gulick — Isaac. 

Pomyea, Peter and Ida Suydam — Sarah. 

Menly, John and Gertye — John. 

Cornel, Cornelus and Willyemtye — Altye. 

Terhune, Albert and Maria — Gerret. 
28. Sedam, Jacobus and Maria — Ryk. 

Van Tien, Samuel and Maria — Maria. 
Feb. II. Nevius, Albert and Neeltje — David. 

Boorem, Cornelus and Neltje — Eliesabet. 
25. Willemsen, Wilkin and Angenithe — Antia. 
Mar. 25. Kinney, Symon and Maregraty — Lea. 

Willemson, Jacobus and Maria — Winte. 

Miserol, Barent and Antje — Jonatan. 
Apr. 8. Stolts, Engel and Essina — Petrus. 

Piett. Jan and Janatye — Fransynta. 

Berjen, Hendrick and Cornelia — Garritya. 
May 6. Gerrise, Steven and Femete — Petrus. 
24. Stryker, Jacobus and Catrina — Petrus. 

Hollenshead, Angenitye Yurcks, wife of John — Peter. 

27. Piett, Abraham and Anne — Cattrin. 
July 22. Van Dyk, Jan and Maria — Mattheus. 

Gerrisen, Rem and Maria — Gerrit. 
Sept. 2. Probasco, Gerrit and Mayke — Rebacka. 
23. Voorhees. Abraham and Maria — Nelley. 

Jansen, Barent and Eliesabet — j 

Snedeker, Isack and Sara — Jacob. 
Oct. 14. Hagemen, Bengemen and Gertye — Janetye. 

Furt, Thomes and Catrena — Marget. 

28. Johnson, William and Eliesabet — Marten. 
Nov. 18. Quick, Abraham— Hendrick. 

Van Arsdawlen, Cornelus and Catlintye — Catrina. 
Deremer, Abraham and Neltye — Patries. 
Dec. 2. Cortelyou, Harmans, and Catharina — Antje. 
16. Terhune, Gerret and Neltye — Marrity. 
Berkelow, Conrat and Sartye — Dannel. 
Groenendyk, Sammel and Lenah — Christoffel. 
Gulick, Johannes and Lamaty — Antje. 
—*• 30. Vankleef, Benyemen and Eva — Jose 

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Mar. 3. Nevius, Peter and Adriantie — David. 

31. Jeurksen, Peter and Annatie — Hendrick. 
Apr. 7. Hogelant, Elbert and Johanna — Sara. 

Leinse, Daniel and Antie — Sara. 
May 19. Van Cleif, Vreyes and Eyda — Ram. 
June 9. Slover, Jacob and Rebecca — Derreck. 

Boorem, Necoles and Jannytie — Joseph. 

23. Slover, Daniel and Ghearte — Jacobes. 
Dhyetmast, Peter and Merreghriette — Peter. 

July 7. Hartman, Phillep and Marya — William. 

Aug. 4. Van Voorhies, Johannes and Nicalthie — Daniel. 

Van Deyk, John and Lena — Catriena. 
18. Dehart, Hendrick and Maryia— Maghdelena. 

Reubaart, Johannes and Cornelyiea — Maryghriete. 

Ghrieghs, Samuel and Tannyete — Maryia. 

Phyalhersen, Phyeliph and Anna — Dhyerick. 
Sept. 29. Pummy, Peter and Eyda — Johannes. 

Van Voorhyes, John and Wilmte — Isaac. 

Gulick, Johannes and Helena — Jonnete. 
Oct. 13. Vandeveer, Peter and Jonnete — Innete(?) 

Van Liew, Denyis and Eyda — Dyna. 

Gulick, Abraham and Elyesabet — Cornelyia. 
Nov. 10. Sedam, Peter and Femmete — Peter. 

Bercaleo, Wellem and Jacameinte— Ferntown. 

24. Sedam, Abraham and Jonnate— Maryia. 
Sthryker, Jacobus and Catriena — Aryian. 

Dec. 26. Brown, Matthews and Hana — Andriew. 

1772. 
Jan. 25. Barcalo, Hendrick and Leana — Daniel. 
Feb. 2. Crusen, John and Blandiena — Ceteryena. 

Blandiena, Andrew and Theyn — Chrystyiane. 
16. Van Buren, John and Sara — Derryck. 
Hogelant, Chresstoffel and Sara — Isaac. 
Mar. 1. Peyat, Abraham and Anthie — Fransynthie. 

15. Berrien, Hendrick and Cornelya — Elyesabet. 
Wycoff, Symon and Aulthye — Peter. 

Apr. 17. Dehart, Cornelius and Marya — Cornelyus. 
Wykof, Peter and Jacomynte — Peternellete. 
Terhunen, Albert and Marya — Isaac. 
Van Deventer, Jacobus and Liesabet- — Lyesabet. 
Slover, Jacob and Gerrite — Saartje. 
Hallenset, Angeniete Jurksen, wife of John — Neente. 
Queck, Abraham and Gerrete — Jacob. 
Lentener, Andrew and Cureynte — Antye. 
Hegeman, Benjemen and Geertje — Jon. 
Menley, John and Geerte — Deyna. 
Leinse, Danyel and Antje — Wiellemte. 
Snedeker, Isaac and Sara — Femmete. 

16. Welmsen, Jacobes and Maryja — Corneljus. 
Nevius, Pettres, and Addrejana — Gerret. 





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June 


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28. 


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Aug. 


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2. 



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Oct. ii. Feurt, Thamme and Cethe — Jacamynte. 
Ghrjendyk, Samuel and Leena — Moyche. 
Edders, Symon and N'elle — Marya. 

26. Cortelyou, Hendrick and Johanna — Johannes. 
Guljck, Johannes and Lammete — Samuel. 

Nov. 15. Hogelant, Elbert and Johanna — Abraham. 

Sc.hetven [Sutphen], Gheysbert and Ghjeerte — Aart. 

Dehart, Peter and Phegge — Corneljus. 
Dec. 6. Van Voorhjes, Abraham and Maria — Marya. 

Berculo, Coen and Sara — Hendrick. 

Blouw, John and Catrejnte — Aalte. 

Beart, Welm and Hanna — Alexander. 

27. Pejet, John and Jonnjte — Wellem. 

U73- 
Jan. 1. Wetlock, Jacobus and Jonnyta — Deryck. 

17. Grjgs, Samuel and Jannete — Samuel. 
Van Liew, Hendrjck and Eata — Mareyte. 
Sedam, Abraham and Jannete — Joseph. 
Croesen, John and Brrmdena — Derreck. 

Feb. 28. Gulick. Samuel and Marjja — Johannes. 

Terhunen, Gcrret and Njelte — Aalte. 

Vandevcer, Peter and Jnnete — Maryia. 
Mar. 28. Dehart, Welhelmes and Antie — Catreinte. 
Apr. 25. Meserol, Barent and Antje — Femmetje. 
May 9. Sedam, Jacobus and Marya — Jannette. 

Hartman, Fillip and Maryria— Rachel. 

28. Johnson, Barent and Elesabet — Petres. 
30. Cornel, Corneljus and Wellemte — Jonnete. 

June 6. Cortelyou. Hannanus and Catreinte — Cotriena. 

Schenk, Johnns Jr. and Anne— Anne. Witness; Peter 
Schenk. 

18. Hogelant. Chrisstophel and Sara — Jacob. 
Bercalo, Hendrick and Lena — Daniel. 
Slover, Jacob and Rebecca — Maryya. 
Pyejct, Abraham and Enne — Elyesebet. 
Jonsen, Willyem and Eliesebet — Antye. 

"^Van Clieaf, Benieman and Eva — Eva. 
Aug. 2. Snedeker, Jon and Sara — Catriena. 

4. Gulick, Johannes and Helena — Cornelius. 
16. Van Voorhies, John and Willi mtye— Abraham. 
Hegemen, Symon and Aalte— Aaltie. 

{Also a Benjamin. Not plain in the original whether this 
child is Gulick's or Hegeman's]. 
Oct. 24. Van Voorhees, Jacob and Saarte — Catriente. 
Nov. 7. Mjsereul, John and Eljsebet — Peter. 

gem an, Beniamen and Geertye — Symon. 
i alo, Willem and Jacameynte — Cornelius. 
Reubcart, Johannes and Cornelya — Pethries. 
21. Wicuf, Jochum and Johana — Jacobus. 



Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms. 1743-1805 225 

1774- 
Jan. 16. Van Dike, Fernandes and Aaltie — Marregriete. 

Stryker, John and Catriena— Frederick. 

Vandeveer, Gerret and Elesebet? — Mary. 
30. Dehart, Hendrick and Mareyte — Vryai. 

Ditmas, John and Gerte — Griete. 

Creytres( ?), Henry and Catrien — Lena. 
Feb. 13. Vliet, Symon and Antje — Jan. 

Manliys, Jon and Geertye — John. 
Apr 10. Quick, Abraham and Gerritie — Abraham. 

Snedecar, Isaack and Sara — Abraham. 

Bennet, Abraham and Jannate — Femmete. 

Phreyn, Jacobus and Annate — Johannes. 

Brouw, Mattewes and Hanna — Mery. 

Gulick, Abraham and Bette — Maryya. 

Weycoff, Gerret and Sara — Abraham. 

Nevius, Albert and Nellje — Margrietje. 

Groendyk, Samuel and Leana — Sam. 

Weycoff, Pethres and Jacamsinte — Peter. 

Vanderveer, Jon and Jonnetje — Jon. 

Manley, Richart and Marya — John. 

Terhunen, Albert and Marya — Jacob. 

Hollenset, Anganiete. wife of Jon — Annate. 

Pomye, Peter and Ejda — Mergriet. 

Yeorcksen, Peter and Annate — L^eja. 

Lentenner, Andrjew and Tein — J ihannes 

Nevius, Petros and Addrejaante — Petrus. 

Setven, Geysbert and Geerte — Jannete. 

Dehart, Peter and Pegge — Hendrick. 

Nevius, Petrus and Jenneke Stoothoff — Johanes. 

Suydam, Abraham and Jannetje Voorhees — Anne. 

Hogelendt, Elbert and Johanna — Johannis ; Elbert. 

Cortelyou, Hendrick Jr. and Johanna — Harmanes. 

Van Dike, Jon and Lena — Antie. 

Sedam, Jacobus and Marya — Joseph. 

Dehart, Jacobus and Antie — Geisbert. 

Dehart, Cornelius and Eyda — Catreinte. 
26. Bercalo, Coen and Sary? — John. 

Jonson, Barent and Bette — Petres. 

Van Pelt, Jacob and Marya — John. 
Mar. 12. Vandoren, Isaac and Sell'e — William. 

Wicoff, Jochem and Annate — Petres. 
26. Neevius, Martyn and Ann — Annate ; Abraham. Witnesses : 
Hendrick Cortelyou and Cotriena. 
Apr. 9. Rechmyre, Jerry and Weinte — Femmete. 

Wetlock, Jacobus and Jannate — John. 

Van Cleef, Eva — Cattleinte. 
23. Slover, Daniel and Geerte — Geert 

Pejet, Abraham and Enne — Jacob. 



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20. 




22. 


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July 


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17- 


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Oct. 


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12. 



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May 7. Terhunen, Gerret and Neelte — Johannes. 
June 18. Hogelant, Chrisstoffel and Sara — Abraham. 
July 16. Feurt, Thomas and Catreinte — Catreinte. 
Aug. 13. Gulick, Johannes and Leena — Johannes. 

Kreitsen, Henry and Catriena — Hendrick. 

Slover, Jacob and Rebecka — Daniel. 

Bercalo, Willem and Jacameinte — Mareyia. 

Van Lievv, Hendrick and Margriette — Hendrick. 
27. Wicof, Simon and Aalte — Jacob. 

Edders, Simon and Nelle — Sara. 

Hartman, Philip and Palle — Peter. 

Bercalo, Hendrick and Lena — Marya. 

Brieas, Annate — Marya, Witness : Wellem Welmsen. 

Cock, John and Doorte — William. 

Voorhiesen, Jon and Welmtie — Johannes. 
Cortelyou, Harmanes and Teine — Catriente. 
Beard, Wellem and Cateleinte — Willem. 
Sperling, Joseph and Griete — Ecborts. 
Nevius. Martjnes and Saarte — Johanna, 
ius, Petres, Jr., and Jeneca — Petres. 
Menley, Ritchert and Marya — Lesebet. 
Groendvke, Samel and Leena — Leena. 

man, Benjamin and Geethie — Willm. 
Peyeat, Jon and Jonnete — Jacob. 
Van Leuwe, Johannes and Dorete — Hendrick. 
Stryker, Jon and Catriena- — Cneleia. 
Meseral, Barent and Ante — Barent. 
Meseral, Jan and Lesabet — John. 
Wicoff, Petres and Jacaminte— Maryia. 
16. Rubaart, Johannes and Catrien — Jacob. 
30. Robberson, James and Caterine — Harregriete. 
Quick. Abraham and Gerrete — Marregriete. 
Vanheis, Welhelmus and .Annate — Moycae. 
Aug. 11. Nevious, Albert and Nelle — Neelthie. 
Merrel, William and Elisabet — John. 
Van Lewen, Corneliotis and Maria— Denys. 
25. Reynold, John and Catharina— Margery. 
Gulick, Samuel and Maria Quick — Maria. 
Laan, Jan and Lenah Johnson — Jan. 
Sept. 22. Dehart, Jacobes and Antie — Cornelius. 
Oct. 20. Vandevear, Peter and Jannete — Catriena. 

Jansen, Marta and Syte — Joseph. 
Nov. 3. Pomye, Peter and Syte — Ledeja. 
facob and Geerte — Jacob. 
24. Peiett, Abraham and Enne — Abraham. 
Gulick, Peter and Gerrete — Jocom. 

1777- 
Mar. 9. Deremer, Derrick and Barbara Gosen — Jacob. 
16. Terhunen, Gerret and Nelle — Abraham. 



Oct. 


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22. 


Dec. 


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Feb. 25. 


Mar. 


11. 




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8. 




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16. 


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Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms, 1743-180$ 227 

Cock, Hendrick and Jannete — Cornelya. 
Gulick, Abraham and Bette — Marya. 
Nevius, Petres and Addreiana — Johannes. 
23. Cortelyou, Hendrick and Annate — Antie. 
Dehart, Peter and Pegge — Gerrete. 
Hallenhed, Angeniete Jorcksen, wife of John — Daniel. 
30. Sedom, Abraham and Yannathe — Patris. 
Apr. 13. Vandevare, John and Yannathe — Peter. 

20. Sadom, Jacob and Saurchy — Jacob. 
May 11. Criser, Hannery and Catriena — Hendrick. 

Manley, John and Geertyes — Richard ; Saurchy. 
July 20. Willimsen, Somwill and Morrigriet — John. 

Van Nosestront, Addriaune and Lanaw — Isaac. 
Aug. 31. Vandoren, Jacob and Vonnache — Yonnacha. 
Sept. 14. Gulick, John and Lanaw — Marya. 
Nov. 9. Slover, Daniel and Geertye — Daniel. 

Barrinkloe, Coonrode and Sarah — Farrington. 
Dec. 21. Beert, Wellem and Catlina— Chrisstophel. 
Lot, Abraham and Mary — Jurry. 
Provoost, Davit and Lesebet — Marrya. 
1778. 
Jan. 18. Van Aarsdalen, Antie — An, 
Mar. 1. Edders, Simon and Nelle — Daniel. 
Apr. 12. Peyet, William and Jacaminte— John. 

>lock, James and Jannete — Arreiaante. 
Bennet. Hendrick and Enne — Sara. 
Cleindenne>. Annate, wife of Isack — Catriena. 
May 10. Van Doom, Abraham and Annatje Van Diek — Jacob. 
June 7. Queck, Abraham and Gi-rrete — Ante. 

Voorhees, Gerret and Marrete — Leena. 
July 5. Cock, Jon and Doorte — Marya. 
Aug. 2. Wicoff, Symon and Aalte — Simon. 

15. Menley, Rechert and Marya — Rechert. 
30. Wicoff, Petrus and Jacomantie — Sara. 

Beekman, Abraham and Anne — Gerardus. 
Spencer, John (unbaptized) and Ahnatie — Joachim. 
Sept. 13. Cortelyou, Hendrick and Johanna — The Second Jaques. 

25. Peiet, Jan and Jannete Willemsen — Wellem. 
Oct. 21. Snedeker, Jan and Sara Wdlemson — Maria. 

Griggs, Samuel and Jannete Williamson — Margritje. 
Nicksen, Thomas and Elesebet Randel — Isaac. 
Nov. 8. Gronendick, Samuel and Lena Probasco — Johannes. 
Hartman, Phellyp and Pally Donnesen — Abraham. 
12. Hegemen, Andries and Rachel— Peter. 

22. Brown, Helena, wife of W. B.~ Wellem, Witnesses: Hendrick 
Cortelyou and Ante Stootoff. 
Bergen, Jacob and Tunte — Aron. 
Dec. 20. Ven Deyk, Hendrick and Elisebeth — Marya. 
27. Jonsen, Barent and Elisebeth — Abraham. 



228 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

1779. 
Jan. 24. Van Liew, Jan and Doorte — Cornelius. 

Van Liew, Cornelius and Marya — Aalte. 
Feb. 7. Voorhees, Rem and Hellete — Jan. 

Pomyea, Peter and Idaugh — Elisebeth. 

Vaghte, Johannes and Palle — Elesebeth. 

21. Hogelandt, Elbert and Johanna — Elbert. 
Mar. 21. Cortelyou, Harmanes and Catrina — Simon. 
Apr. 4. Slover, Daniel and Geerte — Leucrese. 

12. Sperling, Joseph and Maregreta — Sara. 

Guest, John and Sara— Mary. 
18. Van Deyk, Jermey and Lamethie— Jannethie. 
May 2. Dehart, Jacobus and Antye — Jacobus. 
Gro — , Samuel and Altye — Elisabet. 
16. Gilbert, Aaron and Antenettes — Wellem. 
30. Beckmen, James and Sarke — Elesabet. 
June 27. Dehart, Hendrick and Marya — Anna. 

Beert, Wellem and Catlina — Annate. 
July 11. Gulick, Johannes and Elesabet — Cornelea. 
Ledenbur, Peter and Catrena — Gabreel. 
25. Stoothoff, Petrus and Anthie — Johanna. 
Van Kief, Isack and Dorkes — Jacohb. 
Aug. 8. Slover, Jacob and Rebeca — Abrham. 
Terhune, Gerrit and Nelley— Cornelus. 

22. Voorhees, John and Willity — Willity. 
Sept. 19. Dehart, Peter and Margretye— Jacob. 

Voorheess, Isaac and Yanatye — Gerty. 

Hegeman, Adreyan and Fonsyntje — Gertey. 
Oct. 15. Smit, Jacob and Janatey — Marya. 
Nov. 28. V. Lieuw, Fradrick and Gerritye — Elshe. 

Hagemen, Benyemen and Sara — Isaac. 
Dec. 9. Bergen, Jacob and Tunye — Mateus. 

1780. 
Jan. 9. Hollinghead, John and Net— Cotrena. 

23. Rynesen, Borrent and Sarhar — Elsye. 
Bennet, Hendryck and Enney — Adryane. 
Hartog, Engelbort and Enney — Dyna. 

Feb. 6. Backman, Abraham and Antey — Nelley. 

Done, Jonathan and Neltey — John Prine. 

Vandervear, Jan and Janatey — Marya. 

Van Ostrand, Adryane and Lena — Folkert. 

Van Cleefe, Mikel and Yonaty — Femmitey. 
6. Menley, Jon and Cerrytey — Adryane. 

Pervost, David and Mercy — Jonethan. 

Wodue, Angenety — Janaty. 

Brown, Mat and Hanney — Janaty. 

Hanna (No names of parents given). 
Feb. 20. Piatt, Abram and Enney — Margret. 
Mar. 5. Quyck, Abraham and Gemithe — Johennes. 

Hagemen, Andries and Ragil — Lesabet. 



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2. 

16. 




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June 


14 

25- 



Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms, 1743-1805 229 

Sudam, Jacobes and Marya — Jacob. 

Lott, Abraham and Marya — Sara. 

Sutphin, Ryck and Marya — Annatye. 

Barcklow, Handrick and Lena — Handrick. 

V. Dick, Handrick and Elesebet — Symon. 

Dreyer, Fradrick and Gertye — Cobus. 

Kinney, Jacobus and Sara — Symon. 

Voorhees, Gerret and Marrytie*— Nelte. 

Bouer, John and Hanna — Johannes. 

Groves, Samuel and Altye — Hanny or Harry. 

Croysen, Harry and Catrina — Peter. 

Furt, Benymen and Mary — Jacobus. 
July 27. Merrel, William and Elesabet — Sara. 
Aug. 20. Vaghte, Johannes and Marya — Gerret. 
Oct. 1. Van Dorn, Abraham and Antye — Johannes. 

Wicklock, James and Yonaty— James. 
Cryson, John and Antey — Johannes. 
15. Menley, Richerd and Marey — Mercy or Meraj. 
29. Hunneman, John and Mary — Sara. 

Nevius, Petrus and Janeka — Elbert. 
Nov. 12. Cortelyou, Handrick and Annatye— Abraham. 

1781. 
Feb. 8. Symonsen, Cornelus and Marya — Lana. 

Cock, John and Dortey — John. 

Voorhees, Abraham and Elsha — Luycas. 

Beackman, James and Sara — Alshe. 
Mar. 4. Bert, William and Catelyna — William. 

Van Arsdalen, Roluf and Lena — Altye. 
18. Slover, Daniel and Gertye — Sytye. 

Sperling, Joship and Marggretie — -Joannes. 

Griggs, Samuel and Janatye — Samuel. 
Apr. 1. Bruer, Peter and Pegey — Anno. 

Cock, Jacb and Abbegel — William. 

Terhune, Gerret and Nelley — Gerret. [This bapt. dated Mar. 

32]- 
15. Cock, Harry and Janathe — Harry. 

28. V. Dorn, Jacob and Janatye — Halena. 

29. Eddis, Symon and Nelly— John. 
Gulick, Joannes and Elesabet — Elesabet. 

May 13. V. Luew, Hendrick and Margretye — Janatye. 

Hageland, Albert and Annatye — Jahnna. 

Furt, Hennyry and Anney — Thomes. 

Voorheese, Johannes and Katy — Lena. 

Cornell, Peter and Nelley — Cornelus. 

Pevost, Davit and Marya — Merey or Mercy ; Betsey. 

V. Dick, Fradrick and Lydia — John. 

Cornelius, Elesabet — Margriet 
■2fj. Nevies, Albert and Neltye — Petrus. 
June 24. Slover, Jacob and Rebeco — Isaac. 
July 2. Dehaert, Hendrick and Marya — Hendrick. 





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22. 


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20. 


Sept. 


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230 5o»K?r5t'/ County Historical Quar 

7. Vaghte, Johannes and Polley — William. 
Meshroll, Borrent and Antye — Antye. 
Cortelyow, Harmanus and Catryna — Jaques. 
Rogher, Henry and Sary — John. 
Wickoff, Jogom and Annatye — Annatye. 
Dehart, Jacobus and Antye — Abraham. 
Witlock, William and Cartye — John. 
Sutfin, James .'bet— Janme. 

Dilling, Peter and Mary — Isaac. 
Willemson, Handrick and Anney — Isaac. 
Hagemen, Bengemen and Sara — Gertye. 
Bergen, Jacob and Timye — Mergret. 

■ e, Reynere and Catrena — Jan Roozen. 
Jonsten, Borrent and Elesabet — Borrent. 
V. Leewen, Johannes and Lena — Marya. 
Sudam, Petrus and Sara— Abraham. 
Voorhet Rolef and Leena — Leena. 
Bennet, Hendrick and Enney — William. 
Apr. 1. Holenhid, John and Angenetye — John. (Entry date is Mar. 

32)- 
Beckman, Abralunn and Antye — Johannes. 
V. Luew, Fradrick and Gerretye — Eradrick. 
Vanderveer, Gerret and Sartye — Marya. 

1 ilen, Jurrey and Altyc— Catelyntey. 
July 7. Hartog, Engelbort and Enney — Handrick. 
Highens, James and Leva — Jogom. 
21. Wickoff, Gerret and Sara-^Corneles. • 
Aug. 4. Quick, Abraham and Gerrithe — Petrus. 

Hageme; ntye — Jacob. 

Regtmir, Yurry and Wintye — Wynty. 
Pumye, Peter and Eyda — Abraham. 
Kenney, Jacobus and Sara — Catylina. 
Sept. 15. Nevius, Davet and Lesabet — Petrus. 

29. Van Luew, Cornelus and Marya — Symon. 
Stryker, Jan and Ele?abet — Peter. 
Breas, Hendrick and Selley — Yemyma ; Caty. 
Crysen, Heyry and Caryna — John. 
Oct. 13. Piatt, John and Janatye— Catlina. 

[To be Continued] 

<5* <^* J* <i9* 

HISTORICAL NOTES AND COMMENTS 

BY 'ilK 

The Leslie Tombstone at Pluckemin 

Our frontispiece this month give- >f the old Lutheran (now 

Presbyterian) church graveyard at Pluckemin, in order to show the Les- 
lie ombstone. Capt. William Leslie was a brave British officer who fell 



Historical Notes and Comments 231 

on the battlefield of Princeton, but, being found by Dr. Benjamin Rush 
of the American army, who knew well the Captain's father, the Earl of 
Leven, the Doctor persuaded Washington to have him taken along to 
Pluckemin, to see if his life could be saved. But that was a vain hope, as 
he died at or before reaching Pluckemin, and was buried there with mili- 
tary honors. An account of the burial and of Dr. Rush may be found 
in various publications (see, for example, Mellick's "Story of an Old 
Farm," pp. 385-387). The tombstone erected by Dr. Rush was sup- 
planted, about 1836, with the present one, set up by Professor Ogilby, of 
Rutgers College, as the original was crumbling to pieces. The inscription, 
however, was reproduced, being as follows : 

"In memory of the Hon. Captain William Leslie of the 17th British 
Regiment, son of the Earl of Leven in Scotland. He fell January 3d, 
1777, aged 26 years, at the battle of Princeton. His friend, Benjamin 
Rush, M. D., of Philadelphia, caused this stone to be erected as a mark 
of his esteem for his worth, and respect for his noble family." 

The Union League of the Civil War 

Reference was made in a previous Quarterly (Vol. VII, p. 41) to 
the Union League in Somerset County during the Civil War, organized 
in 1864. Through the kindness of Historian Hiram E. Deats of the 
Hunterdon Historical Society we have received a copy of the Constitu- 
tion and By-Laws of the National Council of the League, adopted in 1866, 
but no doubt following closely the Constitution and By-Laws earlier in 
use. Of chief intere-t to us, and probably to our readers, are the ques- 
tions propounded obligation of secrecy," to applicants for mem- 
bership at the initiation ceremonies, viz. : 

"1st. Do you fully subscribe to the principles set forth in the 
Declaration of Independem 

"2nd. Do you acknowledge that your tirst and highest allegiance 
under God is duo the Government of the United States of America? 

"3rd. Will you pledge yourself to resist to the utmost of your ability, 
even to the sacrifice of your life, all attempts to subvert or overthrow 
the Government of the United States of America? 

"4th. Will you strive to the extent of your ability for the main- 
tenance of Liberty, the elevation of Labor, the education in the respon- 
sibilities and duties of American citizenship of all the people of this 
country; the practice of true brotherly charity toward each and all of the 
Order of which you are now to become a member, and for the election 
or appointment to all places of public trust of such men only as are relia- 
ble supporters of these principles and measures? 

"5th. Do you hold and believe that Secession is Treason, and that 
the action of the Government of the United States in suppressing the 
late Rebellion was just and expedient? 

"6th. Do you pledge your active support to such legislation, both 



232 Somerset Courtly Historical Quarterly 

State and National, as will be effective in removing all the concomitants 
of Slavery? 

"7th. Are you willing, and will you endeavor to extend to all men, 
the exercise of Equal Political Rights, who have Equal Political Responsi- 
bilities? 

"8th. Are you willing, and do you desire to bind yourself by a 
solemn oath to the maintenance of the principles and policy indicated in 
the interrogatories to which you have now affirmatively replied? 

"9th. Will you obey all Rules and Orders of the Union League 
of America, which shall not conflict with your lawful Rights and Privi- 
leges as a Loyal Citizen?" 

After a prayer the room was darkened, the "Fire of Liberty" lighted, 
when the old members joined hands around the candidates and the "Al- 
tar," and, with the left hand on the national flag and the right on the 
Bible, etc., this obligation was taken: 

Obligation 

"I [each repeating his own namejwith an uplifted hand, in the pres- 
ence of God and these witnesses, do solemnly swear [or affirm if conscien- 
tiously opposedj without mental reservation in me of any kind, that I will 
support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the 
United States of America, one and indivisible, and the flag thereof, against 
all enemies foreign and domestic ; that I will vote only for and none but 
those, who advocate and support the great principles set forth by this 
League to fill any office of honor, profit or trust in either the State or 
General Government, and that if ever called to fill any office I will faith- 
fully carry out the principles set forth by this League. And, further, 
that I will protect and defend all worthy members of the Union League 
of America; and that I will never in any manner or form divulge or 
make known to any person or persons not worthy members of this Organ- 
ization any of the signs, pass-words, grips, proceedings, designs, debates 
or plans of this or any other Council of this Organization, unless when 
engaged in admitting new members, and with my right hand on the Holy 
Bible, Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United 
States of America, I acknowledge myself firmly bound and pledged to the 
faithful performance of this my solemn obligation; so help me God." 

In these days, when Americanism is beginning to be a vital question, 
it is well to look back and see what some of the solid men of a previous 
generation did after the Civil War; a war which, then, was the greatest 
America had ever known. 

Permanent Gift of the "Racawachanna" Place 

That enterprising Bound Brook lady, Miss Caroline B. LaMonte, has 
decided to make a gift of the famous LaMonte homestead at Bound 
Brook to the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey for an Old People's Home. 



Historical Notes and Comments 233 

The LaMonte Family continued the name given the homestead by Col. 
Daniel Talmage, viz., "The Evergreens," but the original land owner, 
Thomas Codington, a New York merchant, gave to it the Indian name 
of "Racawachanna," meaning "the loamy flat by the running brook." 
The Codington land title dates back to May 4, 1681, when two Indian 
chiefs, Konachama and Qureromak, deeded to eight persons, including 
Codington, a large amount of land bordering on Bound Brook, Middle- 
brook, etc. Of this land Codington got, in 1783, 877 acres at Bound 
Brook and 1,000 acres near Chimney Rock. On the Bound Brook place 
he built a house, which is said to have been the first house built by a white 
owner in Somerset County. Codington is said to have sold his property 
in 1700 to an Aaron Larzadier, (or Louzada) in whose family it remained 
for nearly 100 years. A subsequent owner was Alexander Campbell, 
descendant of Lord Neil Campbell, who built a large addition to the orig- 
inal house, and resided in it until 1817. Dr. Samuel Swan and Thomas 
A. Hartwell were owners afterward. Daniel Talmage, father of Rev. 
T. DeWitt Talmage, purchased the property and, in 1854, took down the 
entire building erected by Codington, removed slightly the Campbell ad- 
dition, and added to the south part a new house, so that none of the orig- 
inal Codington building remains, but the site of the present house is still 
on the original Codington site. In all it is said there have been tw.enty- 
one owners of the property since 1681. We regret not to find a view of 
the house as taken down in 1854. In connection with this subject the 
article given in the next department of this issue (Department of Notes 
and Queries, under No. 196) will have some interest, especially for our 
Bound Brook readers. 

Contributions to Bedminster Church, 1801-6 

Among the preserved Andrew D. Mellick, Jr., papers is a list of col- 
lections from 1801 to 1806 of salary payments to the Bedminster church, 
made by Peter Sutphen (b. 1762; d. 1839), grandfather to the late Ar- 
thur P. Sutphen, of Somerville, and a deacon of the church during that 
period. The amounts paid ran from 50 cents to $15, the higher sum 
being paid annually by James Van Derveer. The following are the 
names who paid : 

Peter Sutphen, Corm Liu in, John Demund, William Smith, 

Johannes Voorhees, Albeit Nevi 1 ph Nevius, Jacob Voorhees, 

James Young, Edward Demund, John Fleet, Abraham Fleet, John Hage- 
man, Simon Hageman, John Bryan, Esq., David Nevius, Guisbert Van 
Doren, Betsey Auble, Robert Chapman, Levy Sutton, Cornelius Suydam, 
Henry Stephens, Jacob Van Dorn, Cornelius Messier, Widow Nevius, 
John Van Duyn, Peter Lane, Matthias Lane. Eleanor Blair, Cornelius 
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There was also received, about 1804, by Mr. Sutphen, $103.25 "on 
the Fund," from the following: 

John Best, John Wi I 'eter Lane, Simon Hageman, Matthias 

e, Eleanor Blair, John D. Van Duyn, James Van Derveer (highest, 

$50), Jacob Van Dorn, Jr., John Hageman, Andrew Wormian, John 

M. Powelson, Henry Stephens, Elijah Stevens, Jacob Voorhees, Charles 

Van Tine. 

t5* J* <c" <■?• 

DEPARTMENT OF NOTES AND QUERIES 

[191]. "Justices of the Quorum." — In the "Somerset Civil List," 
as printed in the January and April Quarterly, there frequently ap- 
peared the designation "Justice of the Quorum," after the name of a Jus- 
tice of the Peace. We are indebted to the President of our Society, Mr. 
Justice Bergen, for the following explanation of the term: "According 
to Blackstone all of the Justices of the Peace in England were appointed 
for the county in one commission, with power to keep the peace, etc., 
but a portion were especially named to act in cases of felonies and mis- 
demeanors ; or, rather, no action could be taken in such cases without the 
^ence of one of the Justices so designated, and they were called 'Jus- 
tices of the Quorum.' Persons so appointed were supposed to be of the 
better class and with some superior learning and versed in legal practices. 
It is now obsolete and has not been observed in this country since the 
Revolutionary Wi 1 

[192]. First Treasurer of Somerset. — "Your 'Somerset Civil 
List' puts me in mind of the fact that John Inian was the first Treasurer 
of Somerset County, 1688, when the County was first set off; spelled 
often 'Injoines.' ' : W. H. B. (New Brunswick, N. J.). 

[The "Civil List" as published did not note the foregoing, not being 
id (unless overlooked) in the book of early "Commissions" at 
Trenton. It is well, however, to have the fact stated. — Editor). 

[193]. rloDGi -"Referring to Capt. John Boylan, of 

Pluckemin, who m. Eleanor Hodge (see Quarterly for April, 1917, 
pp. 101, 104, etc.), who were my great-great-grandparents, a correction is 
necessary, and I am sending you other data including the correction. 
I had always heard that they had fourteen children ; however, they may 
have had fifteen, and one of the daughters may have been named Eleanor, 
but the Eleanor that you list (top of p. 107) as having married John T. 
West and moved to Raleigh, N. C, was not the daughter of John Boy- 
lan and Eleanor Hodge but their granddaughter. She was the daughter 
of John Boylan's daughter Margaret Boylan, who married James Shaw. 



Department of Notes and Queries 235 

Margaret Boylan (daughter of John and Eleanor Boylan) m. James 
Shaw. They had six ch. : 1. Dr. James Boylan Shaw. 2. Eliza; rri. a 
Webster. 3. Jane ; m. Rev. Dr. Wyncoop. 4. William Shaw. 5. John 
Shaw, who was in the U. S. Navy and lost at sea. 6. Eleanor Shaw, who 
m. John T. West in 1832 and d. in 1881. They removed to Raleigh, N. C. 

John T. West and Eleanor Shaw had four children : 

1. Margaret Shaw West, b.1833 ; d.1912 ; unm. 

2. Nicholas William West, b. 1837; m., 1875, Elizabeth Blake. He 
is now living in Raleigh, N. C. at the age of 82. He served through the 
entire Civil War as a Confederate soldier with Manley's Battery. He was 
a successful merchant, retiring from business about 25 years ago. Had 
7 ch. : (a) John T. West, b. 1876; m. Edith Bean, of Pennsylvania, in 
1909; now living in Raleigh, (b) Thomas B. West, b. 1877; lives in 
Raleigh, (c) Mary Lucretia West, b. 1880; m. James Litchford in 
1902. He died and in 191 5 she married Walter Leak Parsons and lives 
in Rockingham, N. C. (d) Eleanor Mary West, b 1882; m. John C. 
Dockery in 1906. 5 ch. : Nicholas West Dockery, John C. Dockery, Jr., 
Eleanor West i tockery, Betsy Fairfax Dockery. They lived in Rocking- 
ham, N. C. (e)Nicholas William West, Jr., b. 1883; lives in Illinois; 
unm. (f) Louis Nelson West, b. 1886; m. Betsy Haywood in 1918. 
He is a surgeon living in Raleigh. (g) Julia Lindsley West, b. 1892; 
unm. 

3. James Shaw West, b. 1844, d. 1894: m. (1) Emily A. Thomp- 
son, had 2 ch. : William Shaw West, (b. 1876; d. 1917; m. Susie Til- 
linghast and has one ch., William Sha t, Jr., b. 1902) and 
George T. West, b. 1877, unm. James Shaw West then m. (2) Glo- 
venia Thompson, who has one ch., Emily, b. 1884, d. 1907. 

4. Kate Boylan West, b. 1844; d. 1918; unm. 

Mrs. W. L. P. (Rockingham, N. C). 

[194]. Hendrick Van Dyke, of Neshanic. — Correspondence with 
Rev. J. W. Van Dyke, of Ocean Grove, elicits the fact that in Teunis G. 
Bergen's "Early Settlers of Kings County" he names a Hendrick Dirckse 
Vander VHt (Vliet), as a son of Dirck Janse Van der Vliet, whereas he 
was Hendrick Van Dyke, as shown by his will. The mistake prevented 
the proper Hendrick Van Dyke being noted in the "Beekman-Van Dyke" 
work issued a few years since, and also stood in the way of securing 
Rev. Mr. Van Dyke's line of ancestry back to Jan Thomasse Van Dyke, 
the emigrant of 1652. Hendrick resided at Yellow Hook, L. I., and it 
was his son, Hendrick, who received from his father 200 acres of land at 
Neshanic; this Hendrick, Jr., was the ancestor of Rev. Mr. Van Dyke 
and of various Van Dykes who had traced back their line to Neshanic 



236 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

but could go no farther. A pretty full list of descendants has been gath- 
ered by Rev. Mr. Van Dyke. 

[195]. Cossart — Kershaw — Coshun. — "The impression seems to 
have been given in previous references to the Kershaw, Cossart, Coshun, 
etc., families in the Quarterly that they are all one. My investigations 
show that the Coshun family descends from a Joshua Coshun, who set- 
tled near Harlingen in 1730 or earlier. On the other hand the Kershaw, 
or Kershow, family of Somerset County up to 1806 are the descendants 
of Jacob Cossart and wife, Ann Maria Springsteen, of Brooklyn, through 
their two sons, Joost and Jerome, who settled near Harlingen. The 
children of Jacob and Ann Maria Cossart were: 

"1. John, who m. Mary Simonson and settled near Oyster Bay, 
L. I. Their sons settled on Long Island and elsewhere in the State of 
New York. 

"2. Jacob, Jr., who m. Jannete Bogart and remained at the old 
Brooklyn home. Their son, Jacob, m. Rachel Smith, and in 1806 they 
settled in Bridgewater twsp., Somerset Co., N. J., and are the ancestral 
parents of the Kershaw families now in Somerset. 

"3. Joost, who m. Maria , about 1735, and, about 1738 or '9 

settled near Harlingen. They had four sons, Jacob, George, Cornelius- 
and Abraham, who were the fathers of practically all the Kershow, or 
Kershaw, families in Somerset up to 1806. 

"4. Jerome, who m. Jane Nevius about 1744, and, with his brother 
Joost, settled near Harlingen. He d. young (about 1754), leaving only 
one son, Jacob, whom I cannot trace. 

"5. Abraham, who m. Jannette Nevius and resided at Bushwick, 
L. I.; their sons remained on Long Island." 

O. L. C. (Marion, Ohio). 

[196]. Bound Brook as "New Milfokd." — "Referring to the in- 
quiry in the April Quarterly as to where in 1745 New Milford' was, 
you mention a deed to Daniel Blackford, Jr., of 'New Milford,' and ask 
if an attempt was made about that time to change the name of Bound 
Brook to New Milford. I think you will so find. About 1719 David 
Cosart came over from New York and purchased considerable property 
along the Raritan at or near Bound Brook. Two deeds are recorded at 
Trenton from David Cosart to Aaron and Moses Louzada, dated Apr. 
2, 1727, and July 29, 1734, and read that they are from "David Cosart, 
of Somerset County, yeoman, to Aaron and Moses Louzada, both of said 
county, merchants" and state that the lands are "in the town of New Mil- 
ford on the north side of the Rarinton River." Evidently, as these two 
retired Jew merchants, father and son, resided in Bound Brook from 



Department of Notes and Queries 237 

1700 onward, until their deaths (Aaron residing on the Codington, 
now LaMonte, property until 1744, when he died), it seems well proved 
that along from 1727 to 1745 or later Bound Brook must have had two 
names." O. L. C. (Marion, Ohio). 

[The foregoing greatly interests us, as for several years we have been 
on the lookout for some solution of where "New Milford" in Somerset 
County was. We ran across the name first, somewhere, a long time ago, 
but not so as to locate the place. No history of Bound Brook has alluded 
to this attempted change of name, so far as we know. In Davis' "First 
Houses of Bound Brook," or in the Snell or Messier histories, there is no 
reference to it, nor do we find the name in connection with any advertise- 
ments of land sales, etc-, in the "New Jersey Archives." The deed of 
1745, noted in our last Quarterly (p. 151), set us to making the inquiry 
which we believe now well answered. The reason for the attempted 
change and why the new name was allowed to become obsolete is still 
a matter on which we wish some light could be thrown. 

[197]. Noted Voorhees Lawyers. — There is a Voorhees line of 
Somerset County which has produced more lawyers, perhaps, than that 
"of any other family line of this county. It descends from Judge Peter 
Voorhees, of Blawenburgh. Judge Voorhees was b. May 17, 1787, and 
d. July 4, 1853. His wife was Jane Schenck (dau. of Capt. John 
Schenck), who was b. Dec. 28, 1787, and d. July 22, 1843. His parents 
were Martinus Voorhees and Elsie Van Dyke, of Bridgeport, Somerset 
Co., and his grandparents Petrus Voorhees and Leah Nevius, of Blaw- 
enburgh, so the family is an old one in the same general neighborhood. 
Judge Schenck was a- Judge of 'the Somerset Common Pleas i833-'45, and 
also a member of the Legislature i843~'45. His children were: 

1. Alice Anne, who m. Dr. John Van Dyke Joline, of Princeton, 
afterward of Camden. They had four sons; two, John Forsyth and 
Charles Van Dyke became lawyers, the latter still practicing in Camden, 
having been twice Judge of the District Court of that city and twice Com- 
mon Pleas Judge of that county, and being now one of the Bar Ex- 
aminers of this State. 

2. John S., who m. Sarah Ann Van Doren, and two of whose sons 
were lawyers: Peter V. becoming Judge of the Court of Errors and 
Appeals of this State (io/h-'s), and John S., who was Prosecutor of the 
Pleas of Middlesex county (1896-1904). 

3. Charity, who m. Samuel D. Bergen, of Princeton, and had three 
sons lawyers: Christopher A., Martin V. and Samuel D. Christopher 
A. is deceased, but he was also a Member of Congress for two terms 
(i889-'93). 



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4. Mary, who m. Aruitage Drake, of Hopewell, whose son, Her- 
bert A., is a Camden lawyer. 

5. Ada H., unm. 

6. Peter L., who m. Anna F. Dayton (sister of Hon. William L. 
Dayton), and was one of the mos: distinguished lawyers of South Jer- 
sey. He had a dau., Jennie D., who m. George Reynolds, also a Camden 
lawyer. 

7. Jane, who m. Jesse B. Davis, of Hightstown, one of whose daus., 
Ada H., m. Hon. Allen B. Endicott, of Atlantic City, who was a Judge 
of the Common Pleas and then Circuit Judge of Atlantic county. His 
son, of the same name, but "Jr.," is also a lawyer, and both are in prac- 
tice now. 

8. Frederick, who m. Lizzie M. Barrett, and was a prominent mem- 
ber of the Burlington Bar. 

Thus at least thirteen (perhaps more, if this line were more fully 
traced) of the descendants, or intermarriages of the descendants, of this 
one family were attorneys, and many of them Judges, being a rather 
notable instance of a family habit to enter one profession. 

[iy8j. Descendants of Abraham Van Arsdale. — By reference 
to the article upon "The Van Arsdale Family" in the last Quarter 
there will be found an Abraham, of Harlingen. whose will and children 
are noted, among these children there being an Abraham, who (as stated 
in the footnote, p. 103) was "perhaps" an Abraham who served in the 
Revolution. It now is certain that this identity is correct, and that the 
line runs : 

I. Symon J., of Flatlands. 

II. Cornells, of Flatlands. 

III. Abraham, of Harlingen (brother to Philip, of Pluckemin, whose 
descendants were traced in the article referred to), who m. Maria (Stry- 
ker?). 

IV. Abraham, of Harlingen, to whom we now direct attention. The 
notes concerning this Abraham are supplied, in the main, by a descendam, 
Miss Julia Fuller, of Beatrice, Nebraska. 

Abraham Van Arsdalen (as his name was usually written) was a 
corporal in Capt. Coonrad Ten Eyck's Co., First Battalion, of Somer- 
set County, and, when under the command of Col. Nathaniel Heard, 
marched in 1776 on the campaign to Staten Island ips he is the 

same who served, also, as a private in Capt. Jacob Ten Eyck's Co., same 
Battalion. He also served as Sergeant in 1794 in Major-Gen. Frederick 
Frelinghuysen's Legion in putting down the Pennsylvania Whiskey In- 
surrection, being in Capt. Jonathan F. Morris Com] any. We have 
come across his name somewhere as "Colonel Abraham." Presumably he 



Department of Notes and Queries 239 

became such in the State militia after the Pennsylvania service, but this 
record, if existing, has not been looked up. 

Abraham was b. Dec. 2, 1750, and bapt. at Harlingen Dec. 25, 1750, 
where his parents are stated to be "Abram and Maria Van Arsdalen," 
which fixes his parentage and ancestry as stated above. He m., about 
1787, Margaret Kennedy (dau. of Henry Kennedy and Catrina Boos- 
hear, of Harlingen), who was b. 1750 and d. 1834. In 1813, and again 
in 1818 he was appointed a Judge of the Common Pleas of Somerset. 
Previously (1807 and 1811-12) he was a Chosen Freeholder and served 
on the Twsp. Committee. He died Apr. 10, 1821, and his will of April 
3, 1821, was probated April 17, 1821, in Somerset. (Brook D of Wills, 
p. 380). By this will he gave to his son Abraham the farm on which the 
latter then lived in Hillsborough twsp. and names as his children, Mary, 
Elizabeth, Elsie and Catherine 

A photograph, taken presumably from an old portrait somewhere 
preserved in the family, is now in possession of Miss Fuller, and repre- 
sents the Colonel and Judge as having "a tall form, large nose, black 
eyebrows and one lock of very dark hair appearing from under a grey 
wig worn in a cue. Under his arm is a large, leather-bound tome." 

The only son of the Colonel was Abraham A. Varsdalen, b. May 24, 
1788; d. June 22, 1836. intestate; m., Sept. 17, 1809, Elizabeth B.eek- 
man (dau. of Capt. Samuel Beekman and Helen Ten Broeck), who was 
b. Mar. 9, 1788, and d. May 26, 1847. They resided in Hillsborough 
twsp., probably near Flagtown, and had six children, all b. in Somerset 
County : 

1. Abraham, b. July 10, 1810; 'd. about Sept., 1868; m., Oct. 27, 

1832, Catherine ( ?) Polhemus. Had a dau., Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25. 
1834, who is said to have m. a wealthy sugar refiner; also Alice Ann, b. 
Sept. 17, 1835, and Helen M., b. July 1, 1836. 

2. Peter Beekman, b. Aug. 20, 1812; d. July 13, 1885; m., Apr. 9, 

1833, Christian Van Derveer (dad. of Peter Van Derveer and Catherine 
Van Dyke, of Griggstown, Somerset Co.), who was b. 1814 and d. in 
1905, aged over 90 years. They went West in May, 1838, by ox team and 
wagon from New Jersey, and on a flatboat down the Ohio river, settling, 
after a two months' journey, on the treeless prairie of Illinois, one mile 
east of present Fairview. He took his grain to St. Louis or Chicago to 
sell or find a grist mill, a three-weeks' trip made, perhaps, once a year. On 
one of these trips he obtained his first cook stove from St. Louis. He 
helped with his own hands to build the Dutch Reformed church at Fair- 
view, which was constructed of solid native black walnut, and little 
changed to-day, though modernized. The children of Peter B. and Chris- 
tian were: (1) Alice, b. 1835 m Somerset Co., N. J.; d., 1872, at Fair- 



240 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

view; m., Dec. 23, 1853, Abram Voorhees. Four ch. (2). Peter Van 
Derveer Van Arsdale, b. Apr. 8, 1840; m., May 16, 1866, Damaris Crissa 
Van Dorn, "first white child born in Sacramento, California," on May 
II, 1846. (See "The Van Doom Family," pp. 603, 613). He resided in 
Chariton, la., holding various positions of trust, and also served three 
years in the Civil War in an Illinois Regiment. Five ch. (3) Jane W., 
b. Oct. i, 1841; d. Nov. — , 1917; m., Mar. 9, 1864, Andrew Jackson 
Shepley, of Canton, 111. Three ch. (4) Elizabeth, b. Apr. 14, 1848; 
m., Dec. 25, 1867, Hon. John Nelson Fuller, a native of Maine, whom 
she survives, at Beatrice, Nebraska. Three ch., including Julia Fuller, 
heretofore named, who has been active as Chairman of the Woman's 
Committee of Defense, Gage Council, at Beatrice. (5) Mary, b. Dec. 
14, 1849; d- J u 'y 28, 1878; m., Oct. 11, 1866, Thomas J. Shepley, farmer, 
of Canton, III. Two ch. (6) Luther P., b. Dec. 24, 1853 ; d. July 30, 
1879, at Fairview, 111.; m. Mary Swaggart. One ch. (7) Abram, b. 
May 8, 1856; d. May, 1893, at Fairview; m., Nov. 5, 1878, Samantha 
Anderson. One ch. (8) Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 31, 1846; d. Sept. 14, 
1846. (9) Abram Beekman, b. Jan. 23, 1852; d. Sept. 14, 1854. 

3. William, b. Feb. 8, 1815; d. 187- ; m., Sept. 14, 1836, at 
Harlingen, N. J., Joanna V. Bergen (dau. of Evert J. Bergen 
and Jane Stryker), who was b. June 7, 1813. They settled at Raritan, 
111., in 1850, and had ch. : (1) Abraham B., b. Mar. 1, 1838; m. Mary 
Ann Huston. Four ch. (2) Evert B., d. in infancy. (3) Peter, b. 
May 9, 1842 ; d. at Raritan, 111. ; m. Amanda Jane Huston. Three ch. 
(3) James B., b. Oct. 30, 1844; d. at Raritan, 111. ; m. Sally . 

4. Catherine Ann, b. Feb. 22, 1817; m. (1) Feb. 8, 1836, 
Garret V. Staats, of Somerset Co., N. J., who d. 1847, ar) d (2) John 
Milligan. Ch. : John, Abram and Chrissie Staats. 

5. Elsey (Alice), b. Sept. 23, 1818; d. May 26, 1852; m., Jan. 
13, 1841, Abraham S. Quick, of Somerset Co., N. J. 

6. Samuel Beekman, b. Mar. 29, 1820; d. Dec, 1893; m. 
(i) Jane Murris (who was a Widow Long, with four daughters), and 
(2) Margaret Ratt. Resided at Harlingen, N. J. One son, Martin 
Luther, b. Feb. 13, 1849; m., Dec. 1, 1875, Sarah Elizabeth Huselton 
(dau. of William Huselton and Sarah Henderson, of Hampton, N. J.). 
He went West in 1879, an ^ has been an engineer on the Union Pacific 
R. R. for fifty years past, residing in Omaha and Beatrice, Neb. Three 
ch., one Roy, serving in the late War in France. 

Miss Fuller has more complete notes of the Western descendants 
than are given above, but the foregoing will suffice to enable any person 
of this line of Van Arsdales, if they also consult the last (April) Quar- 
terly, to go back fully to their earliest known American ancestor. 







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SOMERSET COUNTY 

HISTORICAL QUARTERLY 

Vo!. 8. Somerville, New Jersey, October, 1919. No. 4 

GENERAL ZEBULON M. PIKE, SOMERSET-BORN 

BY WILLIAM J. BACKES, TRENTON, N. J. 

General Zebulon Montgomery Pike was born January 5, 1779. He 
. was a Jerseyman by birth, and now it is discovered that he was born in 
Somerset County. His parents as v. ell as his ancestors in the Pike line 
for five generations were if Woodbridge. Captain Zebulon Pike, 

the father, was an officer in the Revolutionary War. The General entered 
military life as a cadet in a Company under his father's command when 
he was but fifteen years of age and afterwards served on the- western 
frontiers. 

In 1805 the General was employed with a party of twenty men to 
explore the Mississippi River to its source. Later on he was selected to 
explore the interior of the then called country of Louisiana. In 1806 he 
discovered the famous Pike's Peak in Colorado, and on his retura he 
received the thanks of Congress. The same year (Sept. 29) he "caused 
the Spanish flag to be lowered and the flag of the United States to be 
raised" at Pawnee, Kansas, where a monument so stating was erected by 
the State of Kansas in 1901, at a cost of $3,000. Afterwards he was 
appointed Captain, then a Major, and in 1810 a Colonel of infantry. In 
181 3 he was appointed a Brigadier-General. On the 25th day of April, 
1 81 3, at the head of 1,500 choice troops, he sailed for Sacketts Harbor 
on an expedition against Little York, now Toronto, the then capital of 
Upper Canada. 

In the taking of York a tremendous explosion took place from a 
British magazine which had been previously prepared for that purpose. 
An immense quantity of large stones was thrown with terrible force in 
every direction, one of which struck General Pike on the breast and 
mortally wounded him. It is stated that when the surgeons were carrying 
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26,2 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

him from the field a tumultuous huzza was heard ; Pike, turning his head 
with an anxious look of inquiry, was told by a sergeant: "The British 
Union Jack is coming down General ; the Stars are going up !" He heaved 
a heavy sigh and smiled. 1 He was then carried on board the Commodore's 
ship, where he lingered for a few hours. Just before he breathed his last 
the British standard was brought to him, when he made a sign to have 
it placed under his head, and expired. He was probably the greatest of 
all our Generals to fall in our second war with Great Britain. 

Who was the mother of this famous General and where was he born ? 
The name of his mother I have been unable to ascertain through any 
of the records in New Jersey, Washington, in the West, or elsewhere, 
and so this is yet to be determined. 

Captain John Pike, the first of the Pikes to be found in New Jersey, 
settled in Woodbridge in 1666. He was a magistrate and member of 
Council under the Proprietory Government. He had a son John, who was 
also a magistrate and member of the Council. 

Zebulon Pike, the first of that name, was a son of the latter John Pike. 
He made his will on June 6, 1761, and died in 1762. His wife's name was 
Janet Pike, and they had at least two children, John and James. John 
married Hannah Phillips (license dated) January 12, 1744, and of this 
marriage there were several children. Joseph, one of them, is mentioned 
in the will of his grandfather, Zebulon Pike. John died intestate February 
1, 1 761, aged forty-three years. Administration upon his estate was 
first granted to his brother James, then to his father Zebulon, and then 
to his mother, Janet. The other son, James, was the grandfather of the 
General. He married Mary Herript, of Woodbridge, (license dated) 
March 7, 1747, and died May 15, 1761, aged 39 years. His will, bearing 
date Nov. 5, 1760, states that he was of Woodbridge in the County of 
Middlesex, Province of East New Jersey. In it he gives to his son, 
Zebulon Pike, all that lot of upland and salt meadow lying by William 
Pike's ; and to his son, James, all_ that lot of land adjoining to Jonathan 
Harned's. He mentions another son, Robert, and two daughters. To 
Robert he gives two lots of land on Strawberry Hill ; likewise a lot of land 
that was formerly John Reaves'. He appointed his friend, David Herriot 
and William Pike executors of his will. 

Captain Zebulon Pike, the father of the General, was born in 1751, 
and died at Lawrenceburg, Ind., July 27, 1834. Besides the General he 
had at least three other children, one George W. Pike, who was admitted 

"In the records of the dedication of the monument at Pawnee (Kansas Hist. 
Soc. Proc, vol. 7), it states that "Gen. Pike seems to have had a presentment that he 
would not return from his expedition to the North," and that his last words were : 
"Keep the flag floating I" 



General Zebulon M. Pike. Somerset-Born 243 

in the Naval Academy in 1808 and died in military service in 1812. An- 
other James B. Pike, and a daughter, Maria H. (Her riot) Pike. 

The records of the pension department at Washington disclose that 
in 1823 Capt. Zebulon Pike referred to the following members of his 
family, but his wife's name is not stated : 

James B. Pike, his wife Elizabeth, son, (aged 40 years) and children : William, 
8 years. George, 6 years. Montgomery, 4 years. Catherine, 2 years. Joseph, 3 
months. 

Daughters, Maria H. Gage, aged 33 years, and her children : Zebulon, 12 years. 
Sarah, 9 years. Clarissa, 6 years. , 9 months. 

In 1824 he referred to his grandchild, her name not stated, the daugh- 
ter of the late General Zebulon Montgomery Pike. This refers to Clarissa 
Brown Pike, named after her mother, who was Clarissa Harlow Brown, . 
the daughter of Captain John Brown, of the Revolutionary War, who 
emigrated from New Jersey to North Bend, Kentucky, sometime prior to 
1800. She was the only child of the General who arrived at maturity. 
She married John Cleves Symmes Harrison, eldest son of President Wil- 
liam Henry Harrison, and of this marriage there were six children. Harri- 
son died early in life leaving his widow, together with the six little chil- 
dren, three boys and three girls. His widow, who was so affected by her 
husband's death that her mind was ever afterward clouded, died a few 
years subsequent, and the six children were left solely in the care of 
Mrs. Zebulon M. Pike. One of these sons, Pike Harrison, was adopted 
by the Government and educated at West Point, and was killed by the 
Indians in a skirmish in the West. Another son, Symmes Harrison, Jr., 
was killed by lightning. Another, William Henry, married and settled in 
Kentucky and reared a large family. The eldest of the girls was named 
Zebulon, in honor of her two grandfathers. Two of the daughters married 
physicians, and, it is said, died of cholera. 

The General's widow died in 1847 at tri e age of sixty-five years and 
was buried in a private burial-ground at North Bend, Kentucky. Her 
will at Burlington bequeaths, among other things, to her grandson, Mont- 
gomery Pike Harrison, the portrait of her deceased husband, "General 
M. Pike." 

I recently discovered that a granddaughter of Captain Pike (and 
niece of Gen. Zebulon M. Pike) died at Lamed, Kansas, in April, 1909. 
She was Sarah Gage, the daughter of Maria Herriot Gage, mentioned by 
the Captain in 1823, as nine years old (Maria was General Pike's "fa- 
vorite sister"). If Sarah's age was correctly given by her grandfather, she 
must have been ninety-five years of age at the time of her death. She was 
the representative of the Pike family in Kansas. Her first husband was 
Joseph Wardell ; her second, Rev. Mr. Sturdevant, a Presbyterian Min- 



244 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

ister at Springfield, Ohio, who went to Kansas in 1875 and died there at 
Olathe, in 1886, after they had been married over fifty years. After his 
death Mrs. Sturdeyant moved to Larned, Kansas, and lived with her 
daughter, Jennie, the wife of Col. Wesley Rowe Adams. Her only son 
is Charles Sturdevant, who also lived in Larned, Kansas, but later moved 
to Alva, Oklahoma. Jennie, the wife of Colonel Adams, died in 1914. 
Whether she left descendants, I have not, as yet, been able to ascertain. 
I know of no other descendant of Captain Pike, excepting H. L. Harri- 
son, of Ludlow Station, Kentucky, who is a grandson of General Pike, 
but who is unable to furnish me with the name of his great-grandmother. 

There is some possibility that the wife of Captain Pike was Isabella, 
for the reason that General Davis, in his history of Bucks County, says 
that Captain Pike and wife in 1786 conveyed to Jonathan Kensey, of 
I Solebury, a tract of land in Northumberland County. In the deed he is 
styled "Captain." The name of the wife, joining in the execution of this 
deed, is Isabella. 

General Davis also states that from military records in existence 

Captain Pike, immediately after he was commissioned Captain in Moylan's 

a"* Light Dragoons, took the oath of allegiance before Joseph Hart, Esq., 

•V of Warminster Township, in Bucks County, on June 28, 1777; and from 

. ' < the "Pennsylvania Archives" he is likewise shown, from military returns, 

to have been credited in the War of the Revolution to Pennsylvania. 

Stryker's "Official Register" (p. 86), credits him to ''"Moylan's Regiment," 

but gives his record, perhaps because he was known to be a Jerseyman, 

I first enlisting at Woodbridge. I also find in the official tax returns for 

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that one of his name was engaged in the 

farming and milling business in 1785 and 1787, but he is not shown among 

the inhabitants of Bucks County in the United States census of 1790. 2 

The pension application of Captain Pike shows that he entered the 
| military service in June, 1776, in Captain Jefin Haddon's Company at 
Woodbridge, New Jersey ; and in the following year he was an officer in 
Moylan's Light Dragoons, and served therein until the close of the Revo- 
lutionary War. Afterwards we find him a. Captain in the battalion of 
troops furnished by New Jersey for St. Clair's Expedition in 1791 ; and 
upon the completion of this service in the following year he entered the 
regular military establishment of the United States, obtaining the rank of 
Lieutenant-Colonel, and remained until the close of the War of 1815. 

'In Captain Pike's deed conveying the land in Northumberland County, Pa., he 
spelled his Christian name, "Zebalon." Query: Was this Captain Pike of Wood- 
bridge, New Jersey? This question can be positively answered by ascertaining the 
Christian name of General Zebulon M. Pike's mother. 



General Zebulon M. Pike, Somerset-Born 245 

Where General Pike Was Born 

Writers of history and biography have stated that General Zebulon 
Montgomery Pike was born at Lamberton ; nearly all declare it was 
Lamberton, now the southern part of the City of Trenton. Lamberton 
was that part of the City of Trenton which now constitutes the sixth ward. 
It was named after Thomas Lambert, who founded it at the same time 
that Mahlon Stacy founded Trenton. 

The well-known name of Lamberton at Trenton has been responsible 
for the mistake as to the General's birthplace which has crept into history 
and which has gone uncorrected for nearly three-quarters of a century. 
If one will pick up almost any encyclopedia or biography he will find it 
stated that General Pike was born at "Lamberton, now a part of Tren- 
ton, New Jersey, January 5, 1779." But this name has been confused 
with his real birthplace, which was not at Lamberton in Mercer County, 
but at Lamberton (now Lamington) in Somerset County. 

Elliott Coues, who published "The Expedition of Zebulon M. Pike" 
in 1895, in three volumes, says: "The best life of Pike we have had, is 
that which was prepared by Henry Whiting and published in 1845 m 
Jared Spark's "Library of American Biography," Vol. XV., or New 
Series, Vol. V., pp. 217-314." Mr. Coues, following Whiting, says: 
"The Pike family resided in New Jersey for several generations. One 
Captain Pike acquired his military title in Indian warfare. Zebulon 
Pike, the father of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, had been a Captain in the 
Revolutionary army, and had served in the levies of 1791 ; . . . . 
was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel July 10, 1812, and honorably discharged 
June 15.. 1815. He died July 27, 1834. His son, Zebulon Montgomery 
Pike, was born at Lamberton, afterwards a south part of Trenton, N. J., 
January 5th, 1779. During some of Zebulon Montgomery's childhood 
days his parents removed to a place in Bucks County, Pa., near the Dela- \ 
ware River, and thence to Easton, Pa. Whiting says that he was re- 
membered by some of his schoolmates, who were living in 1845, as a boy 
of slender form, very fair complexion, gentle and retiring disposition, but 
of resolute spirit," etc. 

In Barber and Howe's "Historical Collections of New Jersey," pub- 
lished in 1844, it is stated that "Zebulon M. Pike was born at Lamberton, 
Mercer County, January 5th, 1779. His parents were natives of Wood- 
bridge, where their son spent his youth," etc. 

General William H. H. Davis, who published his "History of Bucks 
County" in 1905, says : "The distinguished Zebulon M. Pike, who fell 
at York, Canada, in 181 3, spent several years of his life at Solebury, if 
not born there. As will be remembered the Pikes were early landowners 



246 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

in Solebury, Joseph owning land there before 1702. The General is 
said to have been born at Lamberton, now the lower part of Trenton, New 
Jersey, January 5, 1779." A foot-note to the latter statement reads: 
"There is no positive evidence that General Pike was born in Solebury, 
but likely in that vicinity, certainly in Bucks County, where his father 
resided several years, before his son's birth." 

The late historian, Francis B. Lee, in his "New Jersey as a Colony 
and as a State," makes the statement that General Pike was born "in 
Lamberton, an early suburb of Trenton." 

In the "Kansas Historical Society Proceedings/' of 1901-2, Vol. 7, 
p. 286, in the account of the dedicatory exercises of a monument to Gen- 
eral Pike, it is stated that he "was born near Trenton, N. J.," and giving 
the correct date. 

Several other of the modern contributors to Trenton's history have 
also stated that the General was born in Trenton. One has gone so far as 
to say that "General Zebulon Montgomery Pike was the greatest Trenton- 
ian of his day and one of the greatest men Trenton has yet produced. 
. . . He was one of the early students of the old Trenton Academy, 
it is said," etc. 

In the Trenton "Sunday Times-Advertiser," of August 16, 1914, ap- 
peared an article with this heading: "Want Monument Erected Here to 
Mem6ry of General Pike — Former Mayor Bechtel Starts Movement to 
Thus Commemorate the Exploits of Famous Soldier and Explorer Who 
was Born in This City." Then follows an article in which mention is made 
of Mr. Bechtel's recent return from a tour of the West. While in the 
West he saw a number of monuments erected near Pike's Peak to the 
discoverer and soldier. He expressed regret that "in the city where the 
well known General was born, is but one little slab designating the place 
where his body is laid." This is contained in the outside wall of St. 
Michael's burial ground and reads : 

"Sacred to the Memory of 

GENL. Z. M. PIKE 

Of the U. S. Army 

Who Fell in Defense 

Of His Country on the 

27th April, A. D. 1813, 

At York, Upper Canada. 

This Small Tribute of 

Respect is Erected by his 

Friend, Z. R." 

In contrast the monument at Pike's Peak reads : 



General Zebulon M. Pike, Somerset-Born 247 

"ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE 

Was Born at Lamberton 

Now Trenton, New Jersey, 

January 5, 1779 

Died April 27, 1813, 

In an Attack on York, 

Later Toronto, Canada. 

Aged 34 Years 

Burial at 

Madison Barracks, N. Y." 

It was the view of former Mayor Bechtel that, in consideration of the 
most remarkable career of General Pike and his accomplishments as a 
soldier-explorer, Trenton should have some more fitting monument than 
that which is in the wall of St. Michael's, and he suggested that a general 
fund be started. 

The monument in the West referred to by Mr. Bechtel has a copper 
plate on each of its four sides, all descriptive of some notable achievement 
of General Pike, one of which reads : 

"The People of Colorado Have Placed Here 
This Granite Rock in Recognition of the 
Notable Career of Zebulon M. Pike, Soldier- 
Explorer and Commander, on the One Hundredth 
Anniversary of his Historic Expedition." 

The tablet in St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Warren Street, 
Trenton, has led many to believe that General Pike's body was buried 
there, but this is not so. His remains, after the battle at York, were con- I 
veyed to Sackett's Harbor, Jefferson County, New York, and buried with 
military honors near Fort Tompkins. Afterwards, in 1818, they were 
removed from Sackett's Harbor to the burial-grounds at Madison Bar- 
racks in the immediate vicinity. Over his grave a plain wooden shaft was 
erected jointly to his memory and other gallant officers. On one side 
it bore the inscription : "In memory of Gen. Z. M. Pike. Killed at York, 
U. C, 27 April, 1813." 

The initials, "Z. R.," on the tablet in St. Michael's Church, Trenton, 
are those of Zachariah Rossell, Major of the 15th Regiment of the U. S. 
Infantry, or "Pike's Regiment," in the War of 1812, and afterwards Ad- 
jutant-General of New Jersey. The records of St. Michael's Church do 
not disclose, nor have I been able to find any newspaper report of the 
dedication of this tablet. 

After my attention had been called to the inscription on the monu- 
ment at Colorado Springs, and being curious about old landmarks in and 
about Trenton, I endeavored to locate the house in Trenton in which Gen- 
eral Pike was born. From the beginning I sought proof of the alleged fact 
that the General was born at Lamberton, now a part of Trenton. It seem- 



248 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

ed strange that if such were a fact the early historians, such as the Rev. 
Eli Cooley, S. S. Haven (the elder), the Rev. John D. Hall, John O. 
Raum and others had nowhere in their writings mentioned it. Another 
fact leading me to doubt that General Pike was a native of Trenton was 
that in 1808 he was required to produce evidence of his citizenship in 
f order to be promoted in the army. In complying with this requirement 
he procured from Governor Bloomfield, of New Jersey, a letter addressed 
to Henry Dearborn, then the Secretary of War, reading as follows : 

"New Jersey, Trenton, 23d March, 1808. 
"It appears by the records of this State that Captain John Pike, in 
the year 1666, was one of the original purchaser? of and settled in Wood- 
bridge — a magistrate and member of Council under the Proprietory gov- 
. ernment. I have been well acquainted with Major Zebulon Pike from my 
' childhood, and with Captain John Brown (Lieutenant of Cavalry in the 
Revolutionary War) also a native of Woodbridge — Whose daughter 
Captain Z. M. Pike married; so that Captain Pike has good reason to 
claim New Jersey not only as his native State, but as the residence of his 
family for near a century and a half." 

(Signed) "Joseph Bloomfiei 

Still further doubt was occasioned by finding that the "Trenton 
Federalist" of May 17, 1814, announced the killing of General Pike at 
Little York, and a week subsequently published the following: "It is sur- 
prising that we should be so long without an official list of the killed and 
wounded at the taking of Little York. A private letter that the 

officers killed were General Pike, Captain Lyon, Hoppock (printer, for- 
merly of this place), and Lieutenant Bloomfield. Three of these were 
natives of New Jersey." 

The three officers mentioned as natives of New Jersey were Zebulon 
Montgomery Pike, Captain John Lambert Hoppock, and Second Lieuten- 
ant Moses Ogden Bloomfield; and the reporter having stated that !l 
pock, printer, was formerly of Trenton, the natural inference would be 
that General Pike was not of Trenton, ol that fact would also 

have been mentioned. This was all the local newspaper notation relative 
to the death of General Pike that could be found. 

Nearly all of General Pike's manuscripts have been destroyed by 
fire many years ago. The records of the offio Adjutant-General 

and of the Secretary of State of New Jersey do not, nor do the rec 
of the War Department at Washington disclose the place where Gen 
Pike was born. 

In 1808 General Pike published a volume of his "Expeditions 
Through Louisiana," which he protected by a copyright. The petition for 
the copyright was entered in the Clerk's office of the U. S. District Court 



General Zebulon M. Pike, Somerset-Born 249 

of Pennsylvania, June 7th, 1808. Hoping such petition might disclose 
General Pike's birthplace, the clerk of that Court was written to for the 
information desired. He answered stating that formerly applications for 
copyrights were entered in the clerk's office of the U. S. District Court, 
but, since the Act of 1870 relative thereto, all such applications have been 
made to the Library of Congress, and under the provisions of the Act all 
books and papers connected with the subject of copyright were transferred 
to Washington ; therefore he was unable to give me the desired informa- 
tion. A similar letter was written to the Librarian of Congress, who re- 
ferred it to the Registrar of Copyrights. The latter gentleman, after 
searching the records, wrote that the record book for the year 1808 showed 
the entry of the title of General Pike's book, but did not indicate the 
author's birthplace, and that he could find no trace of the original petition 
or application. 

Thus far my researches, though they covered many fields, was dis- 
appointing in that they furnished nothing whereby to prove or disprove 
the subject of my quest — Whether General Pike was born in Trenton? 

It frequently happens in attempting to establish a century-old fact, 
that when one has ceased his researches he stumbles over the proof of such 
fact when and where least expected. Recently I picked from a shelf of 
old books a small volume entitled "The American Biography." On 
opening it I found it to contain short sketches of the Heroes of the 
Revolution and of the War of 181 2, published by Thomas Wilson, in two 
volumes, in 1817, within five years of General Pike's death. This volume 
contained nothing relative to General Pike. Volume two, however, could 
not be found, nor did our State or city libraries, or even the Princeton 
University Library, possess it. However, our Trenton City Librarian, 
Howard L. Hughes, volunteered to get it from the Library of Congress, 
if possible. Here the missing volume of a rare work was located and 
forwarded. What was my surprise on opening the book to find on the 
very first page a sketch of our hero in which th states: "Zebulon 

Montgomery Pike was born at a place called Allamatunk, now by corrup- 
tion Lamberton, in New Jersey." 

Only once before had my attention been called to this name Allama- 
tunk. In the "National Cyclopedia of American Biography," Vol. 2, 
page 517, it is stated "Pike, Zebulon Montgomery, soldier, was born at 
Lamberton, N. J., February 5, 1779; at the time of his birth the town was 
called Allamatunk." 

The earliest mention of this name "Allamatunk" is to be found in 
the Act running the division line between East and West Jersey in 1719 
during Robert Hunter's administration as Governor of New Jersey. One 
course was "until it intersects that part of the North Branch of Raritan 



250 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

River which descends from a Fall of Water commonly called and known 
by the Indian name of Allamitung." (Allison's Laws 43). It is also 
mentioned in the Act of 1738 creating Morris County from that part of 
Hunterdon "lying to the Northward and Eastward of the well known place 
in the county of Hunterdon, being a Fall of Water in part of the North 
Branch of the Raritan River called in the Indian Language, or known by 
the name of Allomotonck." (Ibid, 109). The Falls then was in the 
Allamatunk River. We find this river mentioned in print in 1738 as the 
Lamaconick (11 "N. J. Archives" 520); in 1751 as the Lamoertonk 
(19 Ibid, 95) ; in 1763 as the Lamenton (24 Ibid, 170) ; in 1765 as the 
Alematunk (24 Ibid, 550). To-day it is known as the Lamington River. 
The Falls referred to is at the junction of Hunterdon, Somerset and 
Morris Counties. North of the falls the river is known as the Black River, 
and consequently the falls are often referred to as the Black River Falls. 
Tracing the Lamington River we find on its east bank in Bedminster 
township, Somerset County, the town of Lamington. 

I visited this place a short time ago for the purpose of discovering 
additional facts, if possible. It is a pretty country village, containing not 
more than a dozen houses, a country store conducted by Fred. Anthony, 
formerly of Trenton, a school house, a Presbyterian Church, and an 
ancient burial-ground in which the bodies of many of New Jersey's early 
prominent citizens were buried, among them being John Honeyman, 
Washington's famous spy, and his wife. The history of the place dis- 
closed that the place had been settled prior to 1740, as in that year the 
church was built; that in 1740 a call for the Rev. James McCrea was 
presented to the Presbytery from the people of Lamintunck, Lebanon, Pea- 
pack, Redington and Bethlehem, and that he became the first pastor, serv- 
ing from 1 74 1 to 1766. It also disclosed that the name Lamington has 
been corrupted from the old Indian name of Allamatunk. This church 
at Lamington was the only one in Bedminster township in 1779. It is 
referred to by "Garret Lane, living in Somerset County in the Township 
of Bedminster about half a mile from Lammonton Meeting House" in an 
advertisement for a cow which had strayed away in 1778. (2 "N. J. 
I Archives," 302, 2d Series). 

There can be no doubt that Lamington was known as "Lamberton" 
at the time General Pike was born. It was so called by Pastor McCrea's 
own family. He died in 1769 and was buried in the Lamington grave- 
yard. His widow, Catherine, and son James, as his executors, on August 
28 and September 4, 1769, advertised some of his lands for sale in the 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, as follows : "To be sold by way of public vendue 
on Tuesday, the tenth day of October next, at the dwelling-house of the 
Revd. James McCrea, deceased ; a plantation, containing between three and 



David T. Talmage, Father of the Noted Talmage Clergymen 251 

four hundred acres of land, in the Township of Bedminster and County 
of Somerset, and Province of East New Jersey, being about seventeen 
miles from New Brunswick, three miles from Lamberton Meeting-House, 
within one and a half of a good mill and about one and a half from 
Pluckemin." (26 "N. J. Archives," 492). 

From the foregoing one can readily see how the name has been con- 
founded with Lamberton, now Trenton. 

The first person to write about General Pike (probably Thomas 
Wilson) said he was born at a place called Allamatunk, now by corrup- 
tion Lamberton, in New Jersey. The second (like that of the "National 
Cyclopedia of American Biography") wrote that he was born in Lam- 
berton and at the time of his birth the town was called Allamatunk. The 
third simply wrote that he was born at Lamberton, N. J., deeming it un- 
necessary to mention Allamatunk, as that name had been forgotten. The 
fourth (like Barber and Howe) knew of only one Lamberton in New 
Jersey, that in the newly-created county of Mercer, and so wrote that he 
was born at Lamberton, Mercer county. The fifth, writing after Lamber- 
ton had been created the Sixth Ward of the City of Trenton, took for 
granted what the preceding writer had said and wrote that he was born 
at Lamberton, now a part of Trenton, N. J. But now history is rectified, 
and Somerset County may claim General Pike as her son. 



DAVID T. TALMAGE, FATHER OF THE NOTED TALMAGE 

CLERGYMEN 

BY ROBERT SWARTWOUT TALMAGE 

Doubtless the far-reaching influence for good exerted by the four well- 
known clergymen, Rev. Drs. John Van Nest, Goyn, James Richards and 
Thomas DeWitt Talmage, sons of David T. Talmage and his wife, Cath- 
arine Van Nest, was the result of their upbringing ; and the school training 
bestowed on his talented children was, possibly, more thorough on account 
of his own incomplete education. 

As one of the elder sons of Major Thomas Talmage 1 (he was born 
Apr. 21, 1783), many of the duties and responsibilities of managing his 
father's farm fell to David and he unselfishly passed on to his younger 
brothers the advantages he would otherwise have enjoyed. These, Rev. 
Jehiel Talmage and Dr. Samuel Kennedy Talmage, were both graduated 
from Nassau Hall, Princeton, Jehiel becoming a successful pastor in sev- 

'Preceding articles on Major Thomas Talmage appeared in the Quarterly 
for October, 1918, and January and April, 1910. Also see "The Talmage Family and 
Its English Origin" in the January and April numbers, 1914— Editor. 



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252 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

eral Northern New Jersey incumbencies, and Dr. Samuel Kennedy Tal- 
mage becoming President of Oglethorpe College, Georgia, of which State 
he became so thoroughly the adopted son that he served as the Chaplain 
of the first Confederate Congress, held at Atlanta. 

The only record that we have concerning David Talmage's early 
education is that of his attendance at the "Old Red School House'' at 
Raritan, erected in 1795. The journey to and from "Mont Verd" must 
have been tiresome, but fatigue and privations of many kinds seem always 
to have been borne by him without complaint. 

Dr. Messier, in "First Things in Old Somerset," has given us a 
graphic description of this quaint little building. "It was," he says, "twen- 
ty-four feet square, consisting of one room only, and with but one door. 
A spacious fireplace was the only means of heating it. The furnishings 
were of the most primitive, consisting of wooden benches without back for 
the smaller children, and a long table flanked by benches on either side was 
given to those who could write and cypher. The building was painted red 
and had white casings around the doors and windows. Master Warbur- 
ton was the first teacher engaged. He was an Englishman who probably 
had come over to America attached to the British Army in the War of the 
Revolution. The master was kindly, but a firm believer in the efficiency 
of the birch when necessary, and always kept a nicely-trimmed rod close 
at hand. The English Primer, Dilworth's Spelling Book and Arithmetic, 
the New Testament and the Bible were the only books known to the 
school." 

David Talmage was a robust youth, full of energy and given to feats 
of strength and daring. Numerous trustworthy traditions handed down 
to us testify to his fearlessness and courage. In stature he was tall and 
slender, rugged of feature, and with the prominent nose and blue eyes so 
generally to be found in the family. 

In his twenty-first year he married Catharine, a daughter of Peter 
Van Nest of Somerville, and for several years the young couple made their 
home with her family on the "Prince George" Van Nest estate on the road 
to North Branch. The old house is still standing, its interior showing the 
low-studded and -beamed ceilings characteristic of its time of building, and 
is now occupied by Mr. Henry Garretson, also a descendant of Peter Van 
Nest. 2 

'The Van Nest family was originally from the Netherlands, and the name is 
variously spelled in colonial records as van Ess, van Ness, van Nest, ami van Neste. 
The pioneer in America, Pieter Van Nest, resided at the time of his emigration in 
Nes, one of three villages on the island of Ameland, off Friesland, between which 
province and the island lies De Walden Sound. Members of the van Nest family 
became illustrious in ancient days, one, in the sixteenth century, acting as Coun- 
cilor of William the Silent, Prince of Orange. Vice-Admiral van Nest took part 
in the famous expedition against England in 1666, engaging in the battle off North 



David T. Talmage, Father of the Noted Talmage Clergymen 253 

In the year 1805 David and Catharine Van Nest Talmage made pro- 
fession of faith in the First Church of Raritan, during the pastorate of 
Rev. John S. Vredenburgh, where, later on, David Talmage was chosen 
and served as deacon. Besides attaining prominence in religious matters, 
he became active in civil affairs and served on many town committees and 
in various minor offices. 

He owned property in Bridgewater Township, and in 1816 is found 
deeding certain land to one Ralph Terhune. 

From the Van Nest homestead the family removed in 1814 to a farm 
east of Somerville, owned by an uncle, John Van Nest, and lived there 
until 1840. Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage refers to the removal as follows : 

"The old house, in which so many of the children were born, has 
long since disappeared. I have no memory of residence there except of 
the day of departure, and that was only emphasized by the fact that we 
left behind an old black cat, which had purred her way into my affections, 
and this separation was the first sorrow I can recall." 

In the year 1836 David Talmage became, by popular election, a Mem- 
ber of Assembly and was returned two successive terms. During the 
months the Legislature was in session, he lived in Trenton, only occasional- 
ly visiting his home. The journeys to and fro, while, serving the State, 
were always made on a favorite horse named "Star," and on one of these 
occasions he witnessed the "fall of the meteors," so graphically described 
in a" memorable sermon by Dr. Talmage in Philadelphia in 1867, that I 
give the excerpt verbatim: 

father was on the turnpike road between Trenton and Bound 
Brook, coining through the night from Trenton, where he was serving the 
State, to his home, where there was sickness. I have often heard him tell 
about it. It was the night of the 12th and the morning of the 13th of 
November, 1833. The sky was cloudless and the air clear. Suddenly the 
heavens became a scene never to be forgotten. From the constellation 
Leo meteors began to shoot out in all directions. For the two hours be- 
tween four and six in the morning it was estimated that a thousand 
meteors a minute flashed and expired. It grew lighter than noon-day. 

Foreland, Kent. His ships, and those of Admiral Tromp, were so badly crippled 
that they had to be abandoned, but the commanders survived and led brilliantly 
until obliged to retreat. The following year, 1667, Admiral van Nest blocked the 
mouth of the Thames, while Admiral De Ruyter threatened the English Coast, 
causing consternation and terror there. 

The original patent to Peter Van Nest, (son of Pieter), the first of the family 
to settle in New Jersey, consisted of a large tract of land along the north branch of 
the Raritan River, in what was then East Jersey, situated between the villages of 
North Branch and Somerville. In time this estate was partitioned off among his 
heirs. The homestead was replaced some years ago by a building used at the 
present time as the Community Home for the Poor and Aged. [For some particu- 
lars of the early Van Nests in Somerset see Quarterly, Vol. VI, pp. 211-213.— 
Editor). 



254 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Through the upper air shot arrows of fire ! Balls of fire ! Trails of fire ! 
Showers of fire! Some of the appearances were larger than the full 
moon. All around the heavens explosion followed explosion. Sounds 
as well as sights ! The air filled with an uproar. All the luminaries of 
the sky seemed to have received marching orders. The ether was ribbed 
and interlaced and garlanded with meteoric display. From horizon to 
horizon everything was in combustion and conflagration. The spectacle 
ceased not until the rising sun of the November morning eclipsed it, and 
the whole American nation sat down exhausted with the agitations of a 
night to be memorable until the earth itself shall become a falling star. 
The Bible closes with such a scene of falling lights — not only fidgety 
meteors, but grave old stars. St. John saw it in prospect and wrote: 
'The stars of heaven fell unto the earth even as a fig tree casteth her un- 
timely figs when she is shaken of a mighty wind.' What a time there 
will be when worlds drop! Rain of planets! Gravitation letting loose 
her grip on worlds ! Constellations falling apart and galaxies dissolved !" 

After his return from his duties in the Assembly, David Talmage 
resumed his old manner of living, but it was not for long that he was 
destined to enjoy the peacefulness of purely home duties. His strength 
of mind and body had been remarked by those powerful politically, and in 
1841 he was elected Sheriff of Somerset County and compelled to forsake 
the life of a country 'squire and take up his residence in Somerville for 
a more active public career. 3 

Dr. Talmage, with filial affection, has preserved for us anecdotes of 
his father's life, one of which, illustrating his great courage and presence 
of mind, is thrilling as well as interesting : 

"My father was the only person I ever knew without any element of 
fear. I do not believe he understood the sensation. While serving as 

'While visiting England some years ago, in the little ancient church at Helming- 
ham, near Ipswich, where many of the Talmash family (of the same race as the 
American Talmages) are entombed, I found the sarcophagi of four of the name 
who had held office as High Sheriffs of Suffolk during the Sixteenth and Seven- 
teenth Centuries. The quaint inscription on one of the tombs was so interesting 
that I copied it. It runs : 

"Heir to my father's name Lionel — and seat, 
Lands, Goods and Kindness to Small and Great, 
By Heaven's Blessing on my best Endeavour 
In his Footsteps persevered I ever. 
Amowgste the Best, above the most admired 
For all the Parts my Race and Place required. 
High Sheriff of Suffolk once — of Norfolk twice. 
For both approv'd right Gentle, Just and Wise. 
Lord Wentworth's Daughter was my lovely Phcar [fair], 
And Four Score (six less) lived I Pilgrim here." 

He is represented as a knight, in complete black armor, kneeling beneath the 
tomb, above which an armorial bears the fret of the Talmage arms impaled with 
the gryphons of the house of Wentworth. The date of death is inscribed as Jan- 
uary 20, 1 57 1. 



David T. Talmage, Father of the Noted Talmage Clergytnen 255 

High Sheriff of Somerset, a prisoner got playing the maniac, dashing 
things to pieces, vociferating horribly and flourishing a knife with which 
he threatened to carve any one who came near the wicket of his prison. 
Constables were called in to quell this real or dramatized maniac, but they 
fled in terror. My father, arriving about this time, was told of the trouble 
and warned of the danger of going near the cell. Apparently deaf to all 
entreaties, he took down the great key and opened the iron door. With- 
out any weapon of defense he came upon the man, and with a stern and 
resolute face thundered : 'Sit down and give me that knife !' The prisoner 
obeyed at once and a tragedy was averted." 

Of another occasion, he also relates : 

"I recall that as a boy I was driving with him one day behind a team 
of fractious horses that became unmanageable and ran away, threatening 
to demolish our surrey and us with it. My father, perfectly calm, turned 
around to me, a boy of seven years, and asked: 'What are you crying 
about, DeWitt ? I guess we can ride as fast as they can run.' " 

David Talmage acted at various times on committees for improving 
the educational conditions in Somerville, and to his own sons, as before 
noted, he was able to give advantages such as he himself had not been 
able to enjoy. 

His eldest son, James Richards, was graduated from Nassau Hall, 
Princeton, and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, holding sub- 
sequently pastorates at Chittenango and Kingston, N. Y., and Jersey City. 
John Van Nest, his fourth son, took his degree at Rutgers, sail- 
ing shortly thereafter for China, where he lived for over sixty years. 
Besides his work in the foreign missionary field, he translated several 
books of the Bible, Bunyan's "Pilgrim Progress," many essays, also school 
books and hymns into the Chinese language. 

Goyn, the fifth son, was graduated from Rutgers College and New 
Brunswick Theological Seminary and held pastorates at Rhinebeck and 
Port Jervis, N. Y., for many years, contributing during the same period 
to the "Christian at Work" regularly and publishing several books, among 
them "The Dutch Reformed Church, a Goodly Heritage," "Admonitions 
for the Times," "Christ in the Storm," and "Religious Tests." His 
last residence was in Somerville. 

Thomas DeWitt Talmage, the youngest son, who became world- 
renowned, was graduated from the University of the City of New York 
and Rutgers Theological Seminary. His first charge was at Belleville, 
N. J. In 1862 he accepted a call to the Second Reformed Church of 
Philadelphia, but, after six years' pastorate there, he received a call to the 
Central Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, afterwards known as the 
"Brooklyn Tabernacle." Dr. Talmage also edited the "Christian at 
Work," "The Advance," and later, "The Christian Herald." His weekly 



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sermons were published all over America and were translated into many 
languages. Several books were published by him, the better known being, 
"Crumbs Swept Up," "Abominations of Modern Society," "Around the 
Tea Table" and "Everyday Religion." As a lecturer he was in constant 
demand. His life is too well-known to need further remarks. 4 

At the expiration of his term of office in 1844 Mr. Talmage returned 
to Middlebrook and occupied a house which has only recently been torn 
down. The fifty-ninth anniversary of his marriage was celebrated there 
in 1862, and Rev. Dr. John F. Mesick, one of the guests, gave the follow- 
ing clever picture of the occasion in "Christian Intelligencer" of No- 
vember of that year : 

"This gathering was so extraordinary in some respects that it merits 
a passing notice, at least. The return from China of the Rev. John V. 
N. Talmage to his paternal home after many years in foreign lands was 
an additional reason for this family reunion. From far and near they 
came, bringing their partners and children with them to the number of 
fifty, to honor the parents spared to a good old age and to greet the brother _ 
returned from distant lands. After a service of prayer and thanksgiving 
had been offered by the Rev. James R. Talmage, a short talk was given 
by the Rev. John Van Nest Talmage, who chose as his topic : Offer unto 
God thanksgiving.' The Rev. Goyn Talmage made a prayer, which closed 
the services. The guests then adjourned to 'The Evergreens,' the home 
of Col. Daniel Talmage, another son, living near by, where dinner was 
served. Some unusual color was added to this occasion by two natives 
in Chinese costume, servants of Rev. John V. N. Talmage, who assisted 
at table. Afterward the guests sought the spacious parlors. In the center 
of the room, between the folding doors, in large arm-chairs, sat the aged 
white-haired sire and his wife, each in apparent good health, while around 
them grouped their distinguished sons and their wives. At the farther end 
of the rooms a cluster of singers had gathered around the organ. It pro- 
duced a beautiful picture, worthy the painter's brush. A felicitous ad- 
dress was made by the Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage of Philadelphia, having 
a due mixture of the grave and the gay, expressive of the joy of the 
present and of a sober sense of the prospective changes of the future. The 
theme was the characteristics of the Talmage family, which was handled 
with sprightliness, wit and truthfulness. In closing the thought was 
suggested that in all human probability they would never all meet again on 
earth alive and well. This sad thought was sooner realized than was 
anticipated, for Mrs. David Talmage died just one month from that day." 

After the death of his wife, Mr. Talmage made his home with his son, 
"Colonel Dan," at "The Evergreens," and lived there until his death, 
which occurred the 27th of October, 1865, just three years to the day 

'David T. Talmage had, in fact, seven sons, whose names, in order, appeared in 
the Quarterly of 1914 (Vol. Ill, pp- ">3. i<>4). 



David T. Talmage, Father of the Noted Talmage Clergymen 257 

after that of his wife. 6 During the next month his son, Rev. Dr. T. De- 
itnage, then pastor of the Second Reformed Dutch Church of 
Philadelphia, preached a notable sermon commemorative of his father's 
life. This sermon was published only for family circulation and so is 
unknown to the public. It had for its title "The Beauty of Old Age," 
the text being from Eccle. 12:15: "The almond tree shall flourish." 

Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage's Sermon 

After a graphic description of the blossoming of the almond tree in 

Palestine in January, when it "took on the apparel of thoV^ who dwell in 

nent exceeding white/ so as 'no fuller on earth can white them,' " and 

applying it, as Solomon did, to give "the full-length portrait of an aged 

man" with his whitened locks, he continued : 

"I have stood, for the last few days, as under the power of an en- 
chantment. Last Friday-a-week, at eighty-three years of age, my father 
exchanged earth for heaven. The wheat was ripe, and it has been har- 
ted. No painter's brush nor poet's rhythm could have described that 
magnificent sun-setting. It was no hurricane blast let loose, but a gale 
from heaven, that drove into the dust the blossoms of that almond tree. 

■re are lesson le to learn, and also for you, for many of 

you knew him. The child of his old age, I come to-night to pay an humble 
tribute to him, who, in the hour of my birth, took me into his watchful 
care, and whose parental faithfulness, combined with that of my mother, 
was the means of bringing my erring feet to the Cross, and kindling in my 
soul anticipation of immortal 1 I ss. Iff failed to speak, methinks 

11 family Bible*" that I brought home with me, would rebuke my 
silence, and the very walls of my youthful home would tell the stor; 
my ingratitude. I must speak, though it be with broken utterance, and in 
■ as which may seem too strong for those of you who never had an 
opportunity of gathering the fruit of this luxuriant almond tree. 

1 • ly father' as to be seen the beatity of a cheer- 

ful spirit. I never remember to have heard him make a gloomy expression. 
This was not because he lacked perception of the evils of society. He 
abhorred anything like impurity, or fraud, or double-dealing. He never 

'As to this residence, now presem I to I < Episcopal 1 of New Jersey 

• by the recent owner, Miss Caroline B. LaMonte, see the Julj Quarterly, pp. 232, 
233. It was there inadvertently stated that "Daniel Talmage" was the faiirer of -' 
Rev. T. DeWitt, but Col. Daniel was DeWitt's brother. — Editor. 

"An interesting family Bible is also owned by Mr. T. H. S. Cone, of Bound 
Brook, which contains Varf Nest and Talmage records. Mr. David Talmage, of 
whom his son so eloquently speaks, was accustomed to read a 1 from the 

Bible in the morning, and to make a prayer before the assembled household. Be- 
ing called away, one day, from the breakfast table, the usual family worship was 
overlooked, until Cicero, a small negro servant, unable to understand the omis- 
sion, tugging at his employer's sleeve, whispered : "Master, yeh done forgot to 
read out of the big book this morning." It is said it was the only time he had ever 
omitted to do so. 

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failed to lift up his voice against sin when he saw it. He was terrible 
in his indignation against wrong, and had an iron grip for the throat of 
him who trampled on the helpless. Better meet a lion robbed of her 
whelps than him, if you had been stealing the bfead from the mouth of 
the fatherless. It required all the placidity of my mother's voice to calm 
him when once the mountain storm of his righteous wrath was in full 
blast ; while as for himself he would submit to more imposition, and say 
nothing, than any man I ever knew. 

"But, while sensitive to the wrong-doings of society, he felt con- 
fident that all would be righted. When he prayed, you could hear in the 
very tones of his voice the expectation that Christ Jesus would utterly 
demolish all iniquity, and fill the earth with His glory. This Christian 
man was not a misanthrope ; did not think that everything was going to 
ruin; considered the world a very good place to live in. He never sat 
moping or despondent, but took things as they were, knowing that God 
could and would make them better. When the heaviest surge of calamity 
came upon him, he met it with as cheerful a countenance as ever a bather 
at the beach met the incoming Atlantic, rising up on the other side of 
the wave stronger than when it smote him. Without ever being charged 
with frivolity, he sang, and whistled, and laughed. He knew about all the 
cheerful tunes that were ever printed in old 'New Brunswick Collection,' 
and the 'Shumway,' and the sweetest melodies that Thomas Hastings ever 
composed. I think that every pillar in the Somerville and Bound Brook 
churches knew his happy voice. He took the pitch of sacred song on 
Sabbath morning, and lost it not through all the week. I have heard 
him sing plowing amid the aggravations of 'new ground,' about his home 
duties and on the street. When the church choir would break down, 
everybody looked around to see if he were not ready with 'Woodstock,' 
'Mount Pisgah,' or 'Uxbridge.' And when all his familiar tunes failed 
to express the joy of his soul, he would take up his own pen, draw five 
long lines across the sheet, put in the notes, and then to the tune that he 
called 'Boundbrook' begin to sing: 

" 'As when the weary trav'ler gains 

The height of some o'erlooking hill, 
His heart revives if, 'cross the pi 
He sees his home, tho' distant still.' 

"Few families fall heir to so large a pile of well-studied musical books 
as he left. 

"He was ready, at proper times, for all kinds of innocent amusement. 
He often felt a merriment that not only touched the lips, but played upon 
every fibre of the body, and rolled down into the very depths of his soul 
with long reverberations. No one that I ever knew understood more 
fully the science of a good laugh. He was not only quick to recognize 
hilarity when created by others, but was always ready to do his share 
toward making it. Before extreme old age he could outrun and outleap 
any of his children. He did not hide his satisfaction at having outwalked 
someone who boasted of his pedestrianism, or at having been able to swing 
the scythe after all the rest of the harvesters had dropped from exhaustion, 
or at having, in the legislative halls, outrun with nimble wits and tripped 
up some villainous scheme for robbing the public treasury. In long winter 



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nights it was hard to decide who enjoyed sportiveness the better, the 
children who romped the floor, or the parents who, with lighted counten- 
ances, looked at them. 

"His laughter was not the 'crackling of thorns under a pot,' but the 
'merry heart that doeth good like medicine.' In the multitude of his 
witticisms there were no flings at religion, no caricatures of good men, 
no trifling with the things of eternity. All the children of the community 
knew him ; and to the last day of his walking out, when they saw him com- 
ing down the lane, shouted: 'Here comes Grandfather!' If there was a 
bright side to anything, he always saw it; and his name, in all the places 
where he dwelt, will long be a synonym for exhilaration of spirit. 

"But whence all this cheerfulness? Some might ascribe it all to 
natural disposition. No doubt there is such a thing as sunshine of tem- 
perament. God gives more brightness to the almond tree than to the 
cypress. No doubt constitutional structure had much to do with this 
cheerfulness. And by a life of sobriety, he preserved his freshness and 
vigor. He abhorred anything that could intoxicate, being among the first 
in this country to join the crusade against alcoholic beverages. The prod- 
ucts of distillery or brewery were never poured around the roots of this 
thrifty almond. To the last week of his life his ear could catch a child's 
whisper, and at four-score years his eyes refused spectacles. Death came, 
not to fell the gnarled trunk of a decaying and lightning-blasted tree, but 
to cut down a Cedar of Lebanon, whose fall made the ground tremble and 
the echoes ring. 

"Physical health, however, could not account for this sunshine en- 
tirely. Sixty-four years ago a coal from the heavenly altar kindled a 
light that shone brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. Permit 
Almighty grace to triumph for nearly three-quarters of a century in a 
man's soul, and do you wonder that he is happy ? For twice the length of 
your life and mine he sat in the bower of promises, plucking the round, 
ripe clusters of Eshcol. At the wells of salvation he put his lips to the 
bucket that came up dripping and drank of the fresh, cool, sparkling 
waters of eternal life. And the joy he fell was that which, planted by a 
Saviour's grace, mounts up higher and higher till it breaks forth in the 
acclaim of the hundred and forty and four thousand who have broken 
their last chain and wept their last sorrow. O mighty God ! How deep, 
how wide, how high the joy Thou kindlest in the heart of the believer! 
"Secondly. We beheld in our father the beauty of a Christian faith. 
Let not this assurance of his continued cheerfulness give you the idea 
that he never had any trouble. Few men have so serious and over- 
whelming a life-struggle as he. Into the world he went out without means, 
and with scant educational opportunity. Early he chose to form an alli- 
ance with one who would not only be able to enjoy the success of life, but 
who would with her own willing hands help achieve it. So while father 
tilled his fields, and harvested his crops, mother stood for Solomon's 
portraiture of an ideal housewife : 'She riseth also while it is yet night, and 
giveth meat to her household. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and 
holds the distaff. She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for 
all are clothed with scarlet. Her children arise up and call her blessed, 
her husband also, and he praiseth her.' 



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"My father scorned not lowly duties, but did them well ; he later 
fulfilled those assigned him in the civic world, as he loved God and kept 
His commandments. What is descent from a kingly line as compared 
with the honor of being a son of the Lord God Almighty? Faith in God 
upheld him through fifteen years of invalidism, fearfully struggling to 
support his large family. His recitals of help afforded and deliverances 
from trouble sounded more like romance than reality. He walked through 
many a desert, but every morning had its manna, and every night its pillar 
of fire, and every hard rock a rod that could shatter it into a crystal foun- 
tains at his feet. More than once he came to his last dollar, but right be- 
hind it found Him who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and from 
whose hand all the fowls of heaven peck their food, and from whom each 
disciple has a warrantable deed for the whole universe, in the words: 
'All are yours.' 

"The path that led him through financial straits prepared him also 
for sore bereavements. The infant of days was smitten, and he laid it 
into the river of death with as much confidence as the infant Moses was 
laid into the Ark on the Nile, knowing that soon from the palace on high 
a shining one would come to fetch it. 

"On an island of the sea, among strangers, almost unattended, death 
came to a beloved son, and though I remember the darkness that dropped 
on the household when the black-sealed letter was opened, I remember 
also the utterances of Christian submission. 

"Another, bearing his own name, just on the threshold of manhood, 
his heart beating high with hope, falls into the dust ; but above the cries 
of early widowhood and the desolation of that dark day, I hear the 
patriarch's prayer, commending children and children's children to the 
Divine sympathy. 

"But a deeper shadow fell across the old homestead. The golden 
wedding had been celebrated nine years before. My mother looked up, 
pushed back her spectacles, and said: 'Just think of it, father! We have 
been together fifty-nine years!' The twain stood together like two trees 
of the forest with interlocked branches. Their affections had taken deep 
root together in many a kindred grave. Side by side in life's great battle, 
they foupht the good fight, and won the day. But death is near to break 
this alliance. The reward of righteousness is ready, and its recipient is 
ready to be paid. But what a tearing apart ! What rending up of ties ! 
What will the aged man do without this helpmate to lean upon? Who so 
well understood how to sympathize and counsel ? What voice so cheering 
as hers to conduct him over the steeps of old age? That voice which in 
the last moments said: 'Father, if only you and # I could go together! 
How pleasant it would be !' But the call came for one alone an autumnal 
afternoon, and for the first time in all my life, on my arrival at home, I 
received no maternal greeting, no answering kiss, no pressure of the hand. 
God had taken our mother ! 

"In this overwhelming shock the patriarch stood confident, reciting 
the promises and attesting the assurances of divine goodness. He had 
faith! faith! faith! 'Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory!' 

"Finally, I notice that my father's old age typified the beauty of 
Christian activity. He had not retired from the field. He had been busy 



David T. Talmage, Father of the Noted Talmage Clergymen 261 

so long that idleness was not to be expected now. His faith was not the 
idle expectation that sits with its hands in pocket listlessly waiting, but that 
feeling which gathers up all its soul resources and hurls them on one 
grand design. He was among the first to toil in Sabbath School, and never 
failed to speak in praise of the institution. No storm nor darkness ever 
kept him away from, prayer-meeting. In the neighborhood where he 
lived, for years he held a devotional meeting. Oftentimes the only pray- 
ing man, with only a handful present, he would give out the hymn, read 
the lines and conduct the music and pray; then read the Scriptures, and 
pray again; then lead forth in the Doxology with an enthusiasm equal to 
one leading a thousand worshippers. He went forth visiting the sick, 
burying the dead, collecting alms for the poor, inviting ministers of re- 
ligion to his household, in which there was, as in the house at Shunem,, 
a little room over the wall, with bed and candlestick for any passing Elisha. 
He never shuddered at the sight of a subscription paper, and not a single 
great cause of benevolence arose within the last half century which he 
did not bless with his beneficence. O! this almond tree of ours which 
lately blossomed was not a barren one ! Charity from him was not like 
the bursting of the famous Southern bud that fills the whole forest with 
its crackle ; nor was it a clumsy thing like that tropical fruit which, crash- 
ing down, destroys the life of those who gather it. In his case the right 
hand knew not what the left hand did. 

"The churches of God, in which he toiled, have arisen as one man 
to declare his faithfulness and to mourn their loss. In their holy war 
he stood at the front, and the courage that never trembled nor winced in 
the presence of temporal danger enabled him to dare all things for God. 
In church matters he was not afraid of criticism. Ordained, not by the 
laying on of human hands, but by the imposition of the Holy Spirit with 
the Saviour's love, he preached all his life — in official position, in legisla- 
tive hall, in commercial circles — a practical Christianity. He showed that 
there was such a thing as honesty in politics. He stood for purity in 
politics ; no stuffed ballot-boxes, no forged naturalization papers, no in- 
toxiated voters, no lying, no surrendering of principle, no demagogueism. 
He called things by their right names, and what to others might be a 
prevarication, exaggeration, misstatement or hyperbole, was to him a lie. 
Though far from being undecided in his views, he never professed neutral- 
ity, or consorted with those miserable men who boast how well they can 
walk on both sides of a dividing-line and be on neither. Even in the 
acrimonies of an election canvass, with his name hotly discussed in public 
journals, I do not remember that his integrity was ever assaulted. Start- 
ing every morning with a chapter of the Bible, and his whole family 
around him on their knees, he forgot not, in the excitements of the world, 
that he had a God to serve and a heaven to win. The morning prayer 
came up on one side of the day and the evening prayer on the other side, 
and joined each other in an arch above his head, under the shadow of 
which he walked all day. The Sabbath worship extendi Monday's 

conversation, and Tuesday'.- bargain, and Wednesday's mirthfulness, and 
Thursday's controversy, and Friday's sociality, and Saturday's calcula- 
tion. 

"Through how many thrillir.; he had passed! He stood, at 



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Morristown, in the choir that chanted when memorial services for George 
Washington were held. Watched the progress of the administration of 
John Adams. Denounced, at the time, Aaron Burr's infamy. Heard the 
guns that celebrated the New Orleans victory. Voted against General 
Jackson, but lived long enough to wish we had one just like him. Re- 
membered when the first steamer struck the North River with its wheel- 
buckets. Flushed with excitement in the time of national banks and the 
Sub-Treasury. Was startled at the birth of telegraphy. Saw the United 
States grow from a speck on the world's map to a nation with a flap to 
which, on passing merchantmen, all others dip theirs, and a national air 
which has been heard on the steeps of the Himalayas. 

"He was born while the Revolutionary cannon were coming home 
from Yorktown, and lived to hear the tramp of troops returning from 
the War of the great Rebellion. He lived to speak the names of eighty 
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Longer than almost 
all his contemporaries ! To me occurs the saying of aged Wilberforce 
that sailors drink to 'Friends astern,' until half-way across the sea. and 
thm to 'Friends ahead.' With him it had been for a long time 'Friends 
ahead.' So, also, it had been with my father. Long and varied pilgrimage ! 
Nothing but sovereign grace could have kept him true, earnest, useful and 
Christian through so many exciting scenes. 

"From the sunrise of youth to the sunset of old age he worked un- 
weariedly, and then in the sweet nightfall of death, lighted by starry prom- 
ises, went home, taking his sheaves with him. . . . 

"Now, after such a life, what sort of a death would you have ex- 
pected ? That God would conduct a voyager through so many storms, and 
then permit shipwreck coming up the harbor? Not such an One is my 
God and Saviour. The telegraph thrilled with tidings, north, south, east 
and west, that brought in the rushing rail-train his kindred together. The 
hour, for which this aged servant of God had waited patiently, had come, 
and he rejoiced with a joy at which the tongue faltered. There was no 
turning from side to side on the pillow, as though looking for escape 
from grim pursuers, but a gazing up and around, as though looking for 
the chariot of King Jesus. The prayer the older sons had heard him 
make forty years before, asking that at last he might have "nothing to do 
but die,' was literally answered. 

"All his children, save that one which he sent forth with his blessing 
a few months before, in the good ship 'Surprise,' to proclaim the glories 
of the Messiah on the other side of the earth, were present ; some to pray ; 
some to hold his hand ; some to bathe his brow. Al! to watch and wait 
and weep and rejoice. He asked about our children. Asked about those 
in our pastoral care. Talked about the past. Expressed his anticipations 
of the future. Slept as sweetly as a child ever slept in the arms of its 
mother. Then, waking, broke forth with the utterance, 'Goodness and 
mercy have followed me all the days of my life !' The Bible, studied for 
so many years, now cast its light far on into the valley, until the very 
gate of heaven flashed upon his vision. Some one quoted the passage : 
'This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus 
came into the world to save sinners.' 'Of whom I am chief,' responded 
the dying Christian. We said: 'To live is Christ.' He answered: 'To die 



David T. Talmage, Father of the Noted Talmage Clergynwn 263 

is gain,' and, lest we did not understand him, repeated : 'To die is gain !' 
And as if the vision grew more enrapturing, he continued to say : 'To die 
is gain!' Ministers of the Gospel came in, and after the usual greeting, he 
said: 'Pray! Pray!' We sang some of his favorite hymns, such as: 

"Jesus can make a dying bed 
Feel soft as downy pillows are, 
While on his breast I lean my head, 
And breathe my life out sweetly there." 

He would seem almost to stop breathing in order to listen, and then, at 
the close, would signify that he remembered the old tune right well. He 
said : 'I shall be gone soon, but not too soon.' Some one quoted : 'Though 
I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.' And 
he replied: 'Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.' 'Can you testify 
of God's faithfulness?' said another. He answered, 'Yes. I have been 
young and now I am old, yet have I never seen the righteous forsaken nor 
his seed begging bread.' Again and again and again he repeated: 'All is 
well !' Then, lifting his hand, exclaimed : 'Peace ! Peace !' 

"On the morning of the 27th of October, just three years from the 
day when the soul of his companion sped into the heavens, it was evident 
that the last moment had come. Softly the news came to all the sleepers 
in the house, and the quick glance of lights from room to room signalled 
the coming of the death angel. We took out our watches, and said: 'Four 
o'clock and fifteen minutes!' The pulse fluttered, as a tree-branch lifts 
and falls at the motion of a bird's wing about to cleave its way into the 
heavens. No quick start of pain ; no glassy stare : but eyelid lightly closed 
and calm lip and the almond tree had reached perfection. A righteous life 
was crowned with its white blossoms ! The gates of the earthly prison- 
house silently opened, wide and wider, to clear the way for the con- 
quering spirit. Free ! Shout upward the tidings ! Without a moan 
or a sign he had passed upward into the light. And when Jacob had 
made an end of commanding his sons he gathered up his feet into the bed, 
and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.' 

"A clear and perfect autumnal Sabbath was Heaven's gift for his 
burial day. At the first flush of the dawn, we said: 'This is just the day 
for the burial of a Christian !' Fading leaf, indeed, under foot, told of 
earthly decay, but streaming sunshine assured of resurrection joy. On 
their staffs came tottering old comrades who, in 1812, had drilled with 
him in the militia, making ready for heroic strife. Came the poor, whose 
rent he had paid to keep their children from the blasts of winter. Came 
the erring men he had bailed out of prison. Came the children who had 
watched for his step, played with his cane, and wondered what new 
attraction grandfather would unfold from his deep pockets. Came the 
ministers of religion who had sat with him in church courts and planned 
for the advancement of Christianity. 

"Passing along the roads where he had often gone, and by the birth- 
place of most of his children, we reached his resting-place just as the sun 
was setting in the country graveyard. Here we laid him down beside her 
with whom he had walked and prayed and sung and counselled for more 
than half a century. It seemed as though she must speak a greeting, but 
no voice was heard. Side by side Jacob and Rachel were buried. Let one 



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willow overarch their graves. Instead of two marble slabs, let there be 
but a single shaft, for they were one. How shall we mark it? On this 
side 'David, the husband and father.' On that the name of 'Catharine, the 
wife and mother.' On one side the date of their coming and going, and on 
the side still unchiseled : 'The morning cometh.' Isaiah 21 :I2. 

"Henceforth we shall be orphans. It is a sad thing, even at manhood, 
ecome fatherless and motherl-.- one but God can make up for 

the loss of a father's counsel and a mother's tenderness. 'Hope thou in 
God!' 'Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morn- 
ing.' Quaint John Bunyan caught a glimpse of the glorious ending of all 
earthly trial, when he said: Just as the gates were opened to let in the 
men, I looked in after them, and behold the city shone like the sun ; the 
streets were also paved with gold, and in them walked many men with 
crowns on their heads and golden harps to sing praises withal. And after 
that they shut up the gates, which when I had seen, I wished myself among 

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1782. 
Oct. 13. Beeckmen, James and Selley — S I 

Broer, Peter and Peggey — Cornelus. 
Nov. 10. Smit, Jacob and Yanaty — Peter. 

Cryser, John and Antye — Hendrick. 

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Jan. 5. Stoothoff, Petrus and Antye — Marya. 

Symonsen, Cornelus and Maryte — Catryna. 
Williamson, Cornelus and ttye — Willim. 

Whitlock, James and Janaty— Gen-it. 
16. Piatt, Abraham and Anney — Jenney. 
Br iney — Jo- 

:iley, Richerd and Me ne. 

30. Vandorn, Abraham and Antye— 
amuel and - — Eida. 

Apr. 13. Van Ostrand, Adreyane and Lana — Isaac. 

irand, Jores and Polly — Al' 
May 11. Grofe, Samuel and Altye — John. 
, Fillyp and Marya — Anne. 
25. . Jaromes and Susanna — Corn. 

>une, Gerret and Nelley— Elisabet. 
Willemsen, William and Annay — Femmitje. 
ig. 15. \ :n, John n I -Hendrick. 

Wickof, Johannes and Am '■'hannes. 

nnant am -Enney. 

i )ehart, Jan and I ham. 

, William and Catlyna — Sara? 



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Dec. 11. V. Dorn, William and Mary a — Marya. 
21. Cock, Henry and Janaty — Jantye. 
Davis?, Tommes and Enne — Enne. 

1784. 
Feb. 15. Funck, Josep and Polley — Catrynty. 

Dehart, Cornelus and Maregretye — Mayke. 
Mar. 25. Beeckman, Abraham and Antye — Abraham. 
June 18. Gulick, Johannis and Lametye — Marya. 

Furt, Henny and Antye — Jorge. 

Hogelant, Albert and Annatye — Neltye. 
20. Nevius, David and Elisabet — Antye. 

Bennet, Abraham and Janatye— William. 

Meselol, Borrent and Antye— Necolase. 

Van Dick, Handrick and Elisabet — Jan. 

Prine, James? and Annatye — Gerret. 

Higens, James and Lena — Nensey. 
Aug. 15. Smit, Jacob and Janatye — Jacob. 

Hollenhid, John and Angenetye — Elesabet. 

Willisen, Hendrick and Antye — William. 

Willisen, Sartye — Antye. 

Covert, Jacob and Elisabet — Magdelen. 
29. Coyser, Hendrick and Catrina— Annatye. 

Elleson, Dennel and Elesabet — Geertye. 

Furt, Thomas and Mergret — Mercy. . ■ 
Oct. 17. V. Luew, Fradrick and Gerritye- — Conrate. 

Willisen. William and Enney — Williem. 

Bennet, Hendrick and Enney — Janatye. 

Jonsen, Peter and Catryntye — Necolase. 

Van Deventer, Jan and Antye — Abraham. 

I785- 
Jan. 16. Rapya, Jeromes and Susanna — Altye. 

Slover, Jacob and Rabeca — Annatye. 

Veachte, Johnnes and Polley — Johannes. 

Quick, Abraham and Gerritye — Elshe. 

Terhun, Gerrit and Nelly — Catrena. 
May 8. Withlock, William and Sartye — Symon. 

V. Dorn, Cornelus and Elesabet— Cornelus. 

V. Norstrant, Jorge and Marya — Josep. 

Voorhees, Johcnnes and Barbra — Catrynty. 

V. Luew, Hendrick and Margret — Hendrick. 

Witlock, James and Janatye — William. 

More. Reynere and Catrena — Ida. 

Wickoff, Jan and Elesabet— Cornelus. 

Cortelyou, Harmanes and Catreyntye — Jan. 
29. Pervost, Davet and Marya — Betshe. 

Van Arsdalen, Reulief and Lena — Gerrett. 

Vanarsdalen, George and Aalte — Aalte. 
Aug. 14. Symonson, Cornelus and Marya — Cornelus. 

Merrel, Derrick and Janatye — William. 

V. Lue, Cornelus and Marya — Cornelus. 



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Cock, John and Dortye — Conelya. 
V. De Backe(?), Andrys and Altye — Gertye. 
Tunyson, Gerret and Santye (or Sartye) — Cornelus. 
Wickoff, Jogom and Annatye — Marya. 
Brocks, Jahenne was baptized. 
V. Derver, Gerrit and Sartye — Seytye. 
Dec. 23. Nevius, Davit and Elisabet — Johannes. 
Merrel, Derrick and Janatye — William. 
V. Lue, Cornelius and Marya — Cornelus. 



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Mar. 1. 



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June 25. 

Sept. 3. 



Dec. 24. 



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Aug. 


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Voorheese, Lucas and Elesabet — Lucrecy. 
Beekman, Abraham and Antye — Rolf Voorhees. 
Willsen, William and Lana — Samuel. 
Perstide, William and Paggey — Anne. 
Quick, Tunes and Altye — Leyda. 
Johnsen, Peter and Catryntye — Johannes. - 
Brower, Peter and Peggey — Josey. 
Hogeland, Hendreck and Gertey — Maregrety. 
Guhck Abraham and Marya — Abraham. 
Furt, Henniry and Anne — Jacamynte. 
Hertme, Phillip and Polley — Jacob. 
Williamsen, Hendrick and Anne — James. 
Higens, James and Lena — William. 
Breas, Gerrit and Anne — Catryn ; Willim ; Joshe. 
Van Tine, Ephrim and Anne — Ida. 
Witlock, Moses and Catryna — Marya. 
Fermer, Jesper and Elesabet — Marya. 
Devis, Lemme (or Semme) and Anne — Jan. 

Voorhees, Abraham Jr. and Grace — Abraham. 
Sudam, Ryck and Ragel — Peter. 
Willisen, Jores and Ida — Angenetye. 
Voorhees, Jacob and Lametye — Abraham. 
Arsdalen, Myndert and Caryna — Abraham. 
Terhune, Gerret and Nelley — Isac. 
Coeycer?, Henry and Catrena — Catrena. 
Terhune, Abraham and Mayeke — Albert 
Britton, Samuel and Janaty — Genny ; Catryn (twins). 
Nevius, Petrus and Aryyantie — Albert. 
Elleson, Dennel and Elesabet — Thomas. 
Griges, Samuel and Jenne — Willam. 
Funck, Josep and Marya — Elesabet. 
Van Dorn, Jacob and Janatye — Catrena. 
Vagete, John and Polley — Hendrick. 
Williamsen, Peter and Gertye — Geysbert. 
Gulick, Abraham and Sara — Marya. 
Quick, Tunes and Altye (no further entry). 
Nevius, Davet and Elesabet — Davet. 

Garner, Sarah — Eloner. Witness(?): Isaac Slover. [Un- 
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Van Lue, Cornelius and Mary — Idaugh. 
Dehart, Cornelius and Marget — Cornelius. 
1788. 
Jan. 1. Quick, Abraham and Gerritha — Elsher. 
13. Williamson, William and Anne — Peter. 
27. Wicoff, Joacam and Hany — Cornelius. 

Hagaman, Adrian and Frances — Bengeman. 
Feb. 10. Beckman, Abraham and Anne — Jacob. 
Baker. John and Sarah — Moriah. 
24. Symonsen, Abraham and Ayda — Jan. 
Mar. 25. Vandorn, Abraham and Ann — Elizabeth. 
Apr. 6. Whitlock, Moses and Caterine — James. 

Vanderbick, Andrew and Aultye — Elizabeth. 
Van Der Veer, Lucas and Ann — Sarah. 
May 12. Slover, Jacob and Rebeckah — Jacob. 

18. V. D. Vere(?), Tewes and wife — Peter. 
Williamson, John and Margret — Isaac. 
Grove, Samuel and Alche — David. 
June 1. Baird, William and Catlintye — Abraham. 

15. Withlock, James and Jenne — Cornelious. 
29. Farmer, Jesper and Elezebeth — Nelle. 

Williamson, George and Idaugh — Peter. 
July 13. Coick, John and Dorthe — Areyante. 
Aug. 10. Brees, Garret and Margret(?) or Mary(?) — Phebe. 

Williamson, Garret and Nancy (?) or Margret(?) — Mary 
(or Nancy). [Names in original so entered that it is 
not possible to decide who was mother or child]. 
Sept. 21. Gulick, Abraham — Salle. 
Sudam, Rike — John. 
Hogeland, Hendrick — Abraham. 
Nov. 2. Funck, Joseph and Mary — Geertye. 

r Meserul, Abraham and Ann — Agness. 

16. Terhune, Dennle and Anne — Mergrit. 
Lane, Jan and Lena — Altye. 

Pershed, William and Maregreta — Gette. 
Hogeland, Abraham and Anne— Mary. 

1789. 
Jan. 11. Davis, Thomas and Anne — Margeret. 
25. Voorhees, Menny and Belythe — Jan. 
Voorhees, Jacob and Lammethe — Jan. 
Voorhees, Jarymyes and Lena — Altye. 
Feb. 22. Williamson, Peter and Charity — Samuel. 
Mar. 22. Gulick, Joakim and Jinne — Cornelius Cornel. 
Apr. 5. Stoothoff, Cornelius and Charity — Jaques. 

Voorhies, Jaques and Dinah — Jaques. 
June 14. Sansbury, Ralph and Eloner — Caterene. 
Aug. 9. Furt, Henery and Anna — John Davison. 
Nevius, David and Elizabeth — Willimpi. 
23. Baker, John and Salley — Salley. 

Baker, More and Elezebeth — Joseph. 



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Vantine, Ephram and Anne — Peter. 
Sept. 6. Gulick, Abraham and Sarah — Williampe. 

20. Brewer, Daniel and Mary — Mary. 
Kitchen, Richard and Margaret — John. 

Oct. 4. Gulick, Joakim S. and Caterine — Samuel. 
Nov. 1. Terhune, Abraham and Margret — Samuel. 

15. Davis, Samuel and Mary — Abrtn. Tucker. 
Van Dyke, Hendrick and Elizabeth — Anna. 
Whitlock, Moses and Caterine — Daniel. 

2g. Wickoff, John and Johannah — Mary. 
Dec. 13. Kortelyou, Hendrick and Anne — Hendrick. 

1790. 
Jan. 27. Simonson, Abraham and Idaugh — Abraham. 
Mar. 7. Baird, Wilam and Catey — Lelah. 
Vegte, John and Mary — Isaac. 

21. Van Der Veer, Lucas and Anne — Abraham. 
Williamson, George and Idaugh — Lydea. 

Apr. 4. Simonson, Cornelious and Mary — Mary. 
May 2. Vanderbick, Andrew and Aultye — Jaquish. 

Van der Veer, Mathew and Meriah — George. 

16. Wickoff, Garret and Sarah — Garret. 
Hogeland, Hendrick and Gite — Jaques. 
Vanliewc, Cornelious and Mary — Elizabeth. 

30. Addis, Richard and Jememe — Elioner. 
June 27. Barracklow, Henderick and Lena — William. 
July 11. Williamson, William and Anne — Agness 
Sept. 5. Vanpelt, Ruben and Altye — Jenne. 

Oct. 7. Baird, John and wife — Elsey, b. Oct. 7, 1779; Abraham, b. 
Dec. 19, 1781 ; William, b. Oct. 25, 1783; Janette, b. Oct. 
21, 1785; Magdalany, b. July 19, 1790. 
Nov. 14. Van Liewe, Frederick and Anne — Hendrick. 

Stoothoff, Cornelius and Charity — Mary. 
Sept. 20. Voorhees, Jaques and Dinah — John. 

Sparlen, John and Margerct 1 ah. 

Oct. 31. Hoagland, Derick and Mattie — Margeret. 

Beekman, Abraham and Anne — Isaac. 
Nov. 28. Hoagland, Abraham and Jehannah — Hannah. 

Sedam, Rike and Rachel — Phebe. 

Meserull, Abraham and Anna — John. 

Farmer, Jasper and Elizabeth — Peter. 

Johnson, Nicolas and Margeret — Barrent. 

Davis, Thomas and Anna — William. 
Provost, John and Eve — Ariette. 
Collins, Evert and Mary — Ariette. 
Sparling, Isaac and h — Caterine ; John. 

Sansbury, Ralph and Elenanor — Julia. 
Van Pelt, Abraham and Elenanor — Elenanor. 
Bennet, Abraham and Charlote — Anne. 
Gulick, Abraham and Mary — Peter. 



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26. 


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Feb. 20. 


Mar. 


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20. 


Apr. 
May 


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1. 




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Bastedo, William and Margeret — William. 
June 12. Nevius, David and Elizabeth — James. 

26. Veghte, John and Mary — Abraham. 
Williamson, John and Mary — William. 
Vandervear, Garret and Sarah — Sarah. 

July 10. Vunk, Joseph and Mary — John. 

Aug. 7. Vandoren, Abraham and Anne — Sarah. 

Van Northwick, Hendrick and Anne — Caterine Cornell. 
7. Gerretson, John and Phebe — Steven. 

Voorheese, Jacob and Lameche — Jacob. 
Sept. 18. Baird, William and Caty — Isaac ; Jacob. 

Gulick, Joachim and Caty — Ram. 

Baker, John and Sarah — Jemima. 

Cock, John and Dorate — Andrew. 
Oct. 2. Kertelyou, Hendrick, son of Hermanus, and Elizabeth — 
Mary. 

Dehart, Abraham and Sarah — Maacha. 

Terhune, Abraham and Maalha — Mary. 

Demooth, Derick and Sarah — Mary. 
28. Vegte, Mary, wife of John. 
Nov. 13. Williamson, Jorge and Idah — Jenne. 

Terhune, Daniel and Anne — Mar}-. 

Vanderveer, John and Rachel — Joseph. 
Dec. 11. Terhune, William and Mary — Garret. 

25. Voorheese, Jaques A. and Sarah — Simon. 
1792. 
Jan. 8. Gerretson, John and Dinah— John. 
Feb. 5. Vannostrant, John and Caty — Lenah. 

Vanderveer, Lucas and Anne — Anne. 

Hogeland, Christopher and Nelle — Abraham. 
19. Johnson, Nicholas and Margeret — William. 
Apr. 1. Vanderbeek, Andrew and Alche — Cornelious. 

Vanpelt, Ruben and Alche — Margeret. 

Sedam, Lawrence and Abigal— Phebe. 

Priest, Robert and Lenah — Sarah. 
May 13. Baker, More and Elizabeth — Mary. 

Skilman, Jacob and Ellenor — Isaac. 
June 24. Williamson, William and Anne — Abraham. 

Voorheese, Jaques and Dinah — Jaques. 

Van Liewe, James and Caty — Elizabeth. 

Veghte, Nicholas and Althye — Garret. 

Scot, William and Ammy — Samuel. 

Stryker, Lucas and Sarah — Caterine. 

27. Kertelyou, Hendrick and Anne — Mary. 
July 22. Van Asdalen, Roeloff — Lenah. 

22. Gulick, William and Lenah — Adreaan. 

Simonson, Sarah, wife of Thomas — Abraham. 
Aug. 5. Williamson, Hendrick and Anne — Elizebeth ; Joseph. 
Oct. 14. Van Liewe, Cornelious and Mary — Helanah. 



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Hageman, Aaron and Francis — Agness. 
14. Van Ostrant, Jacob and Anne — Abraham. 

26. Simonson, Cornelius and Mary — John. 

28. DeHart, Cornelius and Elie — George Hogeland. 
Vantine, Ephraim and Anne — Mary. 
Hogeland, Derick and Metee — Phebe. 
Williamson, Peter and Charity — Margret. 
Gulick, Joachim and Jenne — John. 
Nov. 11. Waldron, Cornelius and Janne — Anne. 
Dec. 20. Nevius, Peter P. and Jenica — Sarah. 
Dehart, James and Anne — John. 
23. StoothofT, Cornelius and Geertike — Johanna. 

1793- 
Jan. 6. Simonson, Abraham and Idah — Cornelius. 

Voorheese, Jaques and Sarah — Mary. 

Meseroll, Abraham and Anne — Anne Vanherlen. 
Feb. 3. Dehart, Cornelius son of Corn, and Anne — Mary. 
Mar. 31. Nevius and David and Elizabeth — Martines. 
May 12. Furte, Hendrick and Anne — Catharin. 

Williamson, Gorge and Idah — Margret. 

Sedam, Ryke and Rachel — William. 

Farmer, Jasper and Elizabeth — Sarah. 
June 9. Voorheese, Lucas Jr. and Johannah — Isaac. 

23. Gerretson, John and Phebe — Sarah. 
July 7. Powel, Archebel and Sarah — Elezebeth. 

Aug. 4. Kortelyou, Hendrick and Elezebeth — Hermanes. [This 
child's name had been crossed out, without inserting 
another in the original], 
Davis, Thomas and Anne — Jacob Perbasco. 
Veghte, John and Mary — Mary. 
Bastato, William and Margeret — Catherine. 
4. Kertelyou, Wilhalmus and Mary — Hendrick. 
Van Liewe, John and Magdalanah — Peter. 
Van Liewe, John and Anne — Dorethe. 
Sept. 29. Hegemen, Peter and Anne — Sarah. 

Sedeam, Lowrence and Abbe — Anne. 
Oct. 13. Garretson, Rem and Elezebeth — Hendrick. 

27. Slover, John artd Ellenor — Elleanor. 
Nov. 10. Baker, John and Sarah — Jane. 

24. Gulick, Abraham and Mary — Jaques. 
Yorks, Hindrick and Elezebeth — Peter. 
Williamson, John and Mary — Margeret. 
Kritcher, Henry and Caty — Mary. 

Dec. 22. Scot, William and Ammi — John. 
Nevius, Garret and Mary — Anna. 
Hogeland, William and Mary — Margeret. 

1794- 
Feb. 2. Dehart, Abraham and Sarah — John Van Clive. 
Vanpelt, Ruben and Alchiete — Gisbert Sutphin. 



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Vanderbeek, Andrew and Alche — Andrew. 
Mar. 2. Vandervear, Lucas and Anne — Lucas Schank. 
Baird, William and Caty — Robert. 
30. Barkelow, Ferrington and Hannah — William. 
Voorhees, Jacob and Lameche — Isaac. 
Apr. 13. Johnson, Nicholas and Margeret — Abraham. 
27. Scilman, Jacob and Nelley — Jacob. 

Van Nortwyck, Hedrick and Nancy — Hendrick. 
Aug. 10. Wyckoff, John and Johanna — John ; Johannes Van Clive. 
Priest, Robert and Lenah — Catherine. 
Williamson, Anne. 
Sept. 21. Gerretson, Rem and Elezebeth — Phebe. 

Williamson, William and Anne — Lowrance Van Clive. 
Cock, John and Dorrete — Abigal. 
Addes, Ritcherd and Jemimi — Mary. 
Van Liewe, James and Caty — Garret. 
Oct. 5. Stryker, Lucas and Sarah — Caterinah. 

Sparling, Isaac and Elezebeth — Abraham. 
19. Hogeland, Abraham and Anne — Abraham. 
Nov. 2. Hogeland, Christopher and Nelley — Peter Wyckoff. 
16. Gorden, Charles and Nelly — Sarah Statts. 
30. Williamson, Peter and Charity — Cornelius. 
Vannostrand, Jacob and Anne — Lenah. 
Wortman, Abraham and Anne — James. 
Dec. 14. Nephies, David and Elezebeth — Elezebeth. 
Foster, Nathiel and Hannah — Dinah Stryker. 
25. Voorheese, Jaques and Dinah — Abraham. 

1795- 
Feb. 8. Van Clive, John and Sarah — Margereth. 

19. Barkelow, Hendrick and Lenah — Frederick. 
22. Gulick, Joakim and Caty — Isaac. 

Meseloll, Abraham and Anne — John. 
Apr. 19. Van Liewe, Cornelius and Mary — Frederick. 

Hogeland, Derick and Matte — Derick. 

Dehart, Cornelius and Else — Mary. 
May 17. Sedam, Ryke and Rachel — Ryke. 

25. Pipenger, Hendrick and Mary — Lucretia Coll. 
Aug. 2. Van Hangelen, Cornelius and Elezebeth— John. 

Williamson, Jorge and Idah — William. 

Sedam, Laurance and Abigal — Peter. 

Cortelyou, William and Mary — Abraham. 
Oct. 4. Voorhees, Jaques and Sarah — Simon Wyckoff. 
Nov. 8. Bastedo, William and Margereth — Margereth. 

Hageman, Aaron and Frances — Wyckoff. 

Veghte, Nicholas and Alche — Elezebeth 

Gerertson, John and Phebe — Abraham. 

Voorheese, Isaac and Sophia — John. 

Van Liewe, John and Magdelanah — Magdelanah. 

Baker, John and Sarah — Mary. 



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Voorheese, Lucas and Anne — Charrithy. 
1796. 
Jan. 10. Stryker, John and Nelly — John. 

Hageman .Hendrick and Lidia — Mary. 

Johnson, Nicholas and Margereth-'-Elezebeth. 

Dehart, Cornelius and Anne — Caterian. 
10. Polhamus, Garret and Jenne — Daniel. 

Veghte, John and Mary — Nichol; 
Feb. 21. Vanderbeek, Andrew and Alche — Ann. 

Vannostrand, Jacob and Caty — John. 
May 15. Furte, Henry and Anne— Sarah. 

Skilman, Jacob and Nelle — Abraham. 

Baker, More and Elezebeth — John. 

Williamson, John and Mary — Charles Smith. 

Dehart, Abraham and Sarah — Cornelius. 

Williamson. Cornelius and Mary — James. 
15. Slover, John and Nelle — Ritcherd. 
July 3. Van Northwick, Hendrick and Nencey — Elezebeth. 
Sept. 4. Williamson, William and Anne — Jane. 

Pearse(?), Thomas and Elsey — Elsey. 

Gulick, Benjamin and Elizabeth — John. 
Nov. 20. Voorheese, Jaques and Dinah — Peter. 

Nevius, David and Elezebeth — James Schureman. 

Kortelyou, Hendrick and Elezebeth — Peter. 

Stryker, Frederick and Suphiah — John. 

Worthman, Abraham and Anne — John Duryea. 

Sutphin, Peter and Martha — Margareth. 
1797. 
Feb. 5. Brown, Andrew and Anne — Mary Giffers. 

Night, John and Jane — James. 

Voorheese, Cornelius and Mary — Lucas. 

Barcklo, Farrington and Hannah — Jacaminah ; Elneanor. 
June 25. Simonson, Cornelius and Mary — Sarah. 

Sedam, Lawrence and Abigal — John. 

Van Nothwick, Christian and Anne — Catherine. 

Bennet, Peter and and Lideah — Jane. 

Thonson or Johnson, Nicholas and Margereth — Handrick 
Van Dike. 

Williamson, George and Idah — John Pumyea. 
^rtelyou, John and Nelle — Hendrick. 

Perdun, John and Anna — David Pervast. 
July 9. Bastedo, William and Margereth — John Stanje. 
23. Vannostrand, Jacob and Caty — Isabel. 

Meserol, Jonathan and Elizabeth — Barent. 
Aug. 6. Provost, David and Mary — Mary. 

20. Vanderveere, Lucas and Anne — Peter. 

Kortelyou, William and Mary — Hendrick. 
Sept. 3. Meseroll, Abraham and Anne— William Williamson. 

Voorheese, Jaques and Sarah — Abraham. 

Berian, John and Sarah — Cornele. 



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Gulick, Joachim and Caty — Mary. 

17. Beekman, Abraham and Anne — Catherin Ann. 
Oct. 29. Sedam, Ryke and Rachal — Sarah. 

Pohamas, Garret and Jane — Johannah. 
Nov. 27. Vanderbeek, Andrew and Alche — John Barricklow. 
Van Liewe, James and Caty — Catherian Cornell. 
Sedam, Joseph and Elezebeth — Mary. 

27. Nevius, Garret and Mary — John. 
Voorheese, Isaac and Sophiah — James. 

Dec. 10. Gerretson, Peter and Mary — Gerret Terhune. 
24. Hogeland, Lucas and Phebe — Christopher. 
1798. 
Jan. 7. Fine, David and Anne — John. 

Voorheese, Abraham and Else — Catherian. 
11. Rlackwell, Hendrick and Margereth — Margereth. 
Feb. 4. Veghte, Nicholas and Alche — Mary. 
Vanpelt, Alche and Sarah. 

18. Addes. Ritchard and Jemima — Simon. 
Cock, John and Dorethe — Jane. 

28. Farmer, Jesper and Elizebeth — Sarah. 

.iamson, Cornelius and Mary— Martin Jonson. 
Mar. 4. Voorheese. Jacob and Lemeche — Lenah. 
Apr. 1. Hogeland, Jacob and Elezebeth — Garret. 

Vanderveer, Garret and Deborah — Mary Voorheese. 

15. Scot, William and A'me — Marten. 
May 9. Wyckoff, Jacob and Mary— Alche. 

Van Liewe, John and Magdalen — Catherine. 
Kortelyou, Hendrick and Elezebeth — Anna. 
Whitlock, John and Lideah — Elias. 
Hager, David and Charity— Mary. 
May 13. Williamson, John and Mary — Margereth. 

Williamson, Cornelius and Martin Johnson. 
27. Vantine, Ephaim and Anne — Sarah. 
June 10. Hageman, Aaron and Frances — Aaron. 

Hageman, Hendrick and Lida — Christina. 
Gulick, Benjamin and Elezebeth — Rebecah. 
24. Dehart, Cornelius and Anne — Johnson. 
July 8. Slover, John and Nelle — Mariah. 

22. Dehart, Cornelius and Elce — Hedrick. 
Sept. 2. I tinoi R [Rev.] James Spencer and Caty Brevort — 
James Stoutenberg, b. Aug. 17. 
Barkelow, Cornelius and Elesebeth — John Vanburen. 

16. Nevius, John and Roeliphe — Catherian Stoothoff. 
Nov. 12. Atcheson, Elesebeth — John Manlius. 

Sedam, Peter and Leah — Abraham. 
Dec. 23. Williamson, William and Anne — Sarah. 

Voorheese, Isaac and Suphiah — Nellie Hogeland. 
1799. 
Feb. 17. Night, John and Jane — Sarah. 
Mar. 31. Williamson, Joseph and Idah — Isaac. 
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Apr. 14. Simonson, Cornelius and Mary — Elezebeth. 

Staats, Abraham and Dorothy — Hendrick Veghte. 

Gerretson, John and Dinah — Garret. 

Stryker, Lucas and Sarah — Lidiah. 

Stryker, Fredrick and Suphiah — Caterian Ann. 

Hager, David and Charity — Elezabeth. 

Nevius, David and Elezebeth — Margereth. 

Nevius, Peter P. and Gerritte — Hendrick Vrom. 

Sutphin, Peter and Martha — Abraham. 

Meserol, Jonathan and Elezebeth — Elezebeth. 

Bastedo, William and Margereth — Thomas Vantilburg. 

Sedam, Lawrence and Abigal — William Williamson. 

Cortelyoe, William and Mary — John. 

Sparling, Isaac and Elezebeth — Jacob Gilliland. 

Pumyea, John and Jane — Agness. 

Vanliewe, Peter and Scythe — James Cannon. 

Barricklow, Cornelius and Elezebeth — Sarah Hogeland. 

Pumyea, Peter and Sarah — Peter. 

Voorheese, Abraham L. and Else — John. 

Vannostrand, Jacob and Caty — Catherian. 

Geretson, John and Phebe — Johannah. 

Dehart, Uriah and Margereth — Mariah. 

Voorheese, Jacpies and Sarah — Peter. 

Spader, John ahd Abigal — Anne 

Blackwell, Henry and Margereth — Mary Ann. [Dated 

"Jan. 5, 1 780/1800"]. 
Scot, William and Ame — Elezebeth. 
19. Nevius, John P. and Charity — Peter. 

Sedam, Joseph and Elezebeth — William. [Dated "Jan. 19, 
1 780/ 1 800"]. 
Feb. 2. Stryker, John and Nelle — Catherine Sarah Vandike. 
Apr. 13. Voorheese, Jaques and Dinah — Cornelia. 
Meserol, Abraham and Anne — Abraham. 
Sedam, Ryke and Rachel — Cornelia Dehart. 
Vanderveer. Lucas and Anne — Abigal. 
Gulick, Cornelius and Elezebeth — Mary am. 
flogeland, John and Williampc — Hendrick. 
May 1 1. Van Cleef, John and Sarah — Sarah. 

Whitlock, Moses and Catherian — James Cannon. 
25. Wyckoff, Jacob — Cornelius Waldrom. 
June 8. Cortelyou, Hendrick and Elezebeth — Lucas. 
22. Voorheese, Cornelius 'and Mary — Mary. 

Johnson, Joseph and Rachle — Martin Johnson. 
July 6. Dehart, Cornelius and Anne — John Gulick. 
Veghte, Nicholas and Alche — James Lake. 
Whitlock, John and Lidiah — Mary Ann. 
Vanderveer, Gerret and Deborah — Jane. 
July 20. Simonson, Thomas and Sarah — John Van Liewe ; Magda- 
lane Van Liewe. 



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Six-Mile Run Church Baptisms, 1743-1805 275 

Aug. 3. Perdun, John and Anne — Mary. 

Skilman, Jacob and Mary — John. 

Skillman, Joseph and Else — Else. 

Johnson, Nicholas and Margereth — Mary Ann. 
Aug. — . Gulick, Benjamin and Elezebeth— Catherian. 

Williamson, Cornelius and Mary — Joseph. 
Sept. 14. Farmar, Jasper and Elezebeth — Verdine Elsworth. 

Jay, Joseph and Elenor — Nancy Northwyck. 

Williamson, John and Mary — Maria. 

Schank, Garret and Caty — Sarah. 

Punyea, John and Jane — Peter. 

Barricklow, Christopher and Mary— -Elizabeth. 
Oct. 1. Gulick, John and Hannah — Abraham. 

Hageman, A. and Francys — Peter. 

Sperling, m and eah — John Gillin. 

12. Cortelyou, John and Nelley — Sarah. 

Dehart, Cornelius and Ame — Gorge. 

Hageman, Aaron and Hannah— Abraham. [The whole of 
this entry crossed out in the original]. 

Quick, Abraham and Mary — Abraham. 

Vliet, David and Anne — Lidia. 

Hatfield, Joseph and Jane — John. 
25. Rigtmire, J — s and Sarah — Jacob Vanpelt. 

Garretson, Samuel and Lenah — Magdalenah. 
Nov. 9. x Fine, Isaac and Dezieh — John Voorhese. 
Dec. 21. Cannon, Rev. James S. and Caty — Ma — Voorhees. 
["Daughter, b. Nov. 24"]. 
1801. 
Jan. 1. Vanliewc, John and Magdelen — Sarah Veghte. 

18. Slover, John and Nelle — Sarah. 
Nevius, Garret and Mary — Peter. 

Mar. 1. Vannostrand, Jacob and Anne — Jane. 
Apr. 12. Polhames, Geret and Jane — Cornelia. 

Gulick, Isaac and Lehan — Abraham. 

Hageman, Tsaac and Mar)' — Sarah. 
May 10. Sedam(?) — and Abby — Abraham and Isaac. 

Voorheese, Abraham and A Johannah Stoothofif. 

24. Nevjius], David and Elosibit— Martinas. 
June 21. Nevius, John and Gitte — Sarah. 

Baker, John and Sarah — More. 
July 5. Vandoren, Rev. Isacc and Abigal — John Levingston. 

19. Hogeland, Lucas and Phebe— John Staats. 
Aug. 16. Cortelyou, and Dinah — Catherian. 

30. Bastedo, William and Margereth — Peter. 

Staats, Abraham and Dorethe — Mariah. 
Sept. 27. Scilman, Jacob and Mar)' — Nelle. 
Oct. 13. Simonson, Abraham and Idah — Lenah, b. June 7, 1799. 
Nov. 10. Stryker, Frederick and Suphiah- aham. 

Vandike, Jacob and Sarah. [Child's name not entered]. 

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[Following are taken from loose leaves] : 
1803. 
July 31. Mekey, Charles and Catherine — Rebecca, b. May 21. 
Blane, Thomas and Elizabeth — John, b. July 4, 1802. 
Aug. 14. Howell, James and Anne Dehart — Maria, b. July 16. 

14. Van Pelt, Aaron, dec'd, and Nancy Briton — Sally, b. June 
20, 1793; Peggy Briton, b. Sept. 14, 1800. 
Sept. 11. Gulick, Isaac and Helen Hoagland — Sarah, b. Aug. 12, 

1803. 
Oct. 9. Suydam, Lawrence and Abigail F. — Jacob, b. Sept. n. 

21. Van Nostrand, William and Altje Liew — Maria, b. Sept. 12. 
23. Zutphen, Isaac and Maria(?) — Rulif Voorhees. 
Nov. 20. Perdun, John and Anne Prevoost — John, b. Aug. 19. 

Van Liew, John and Magdalena Wykoff — John Nevius, b. 
Sept. 27. 
Dec. 4. Staats, John and Maria Stoothoff — Judith Ann, b. Oct. 26. 
ius, David and Elizabeth Schurman — Isaac, b. Oct. 8. 
Van Bueren, Peter and Elcie Coarson — William, b. Sept. 8. 
14. Voorhees, Lucas J. and Sarah — Johannah. 
1804. 
Jan. 15. Stryker, Frederick and Sophia Van Dorn — Isaac, b. Nov. 

20, 1803. 
Feb. 12. Hoagland, Christopher and Petronella Wykoff — Henry 
Vechte. 

, Jon and Schenk — Martin Schenk, b. Dec. 30, 

1803. 
Barcalo, Christopher and Mary Beekman — Anne. 

Mar. 25. Van Nostrand, Jacob and Hatfield — Maria, b. Jan. 6. 

Apr. — . Hoagland, Henry and Paulison — Gertrude, b. Feb. 28. 
May 20. Duryee, James and Mary Cock — John, b. Dec. 19, 1803. 

Williamson, Cornelius and Mary Johnson — William, b. 

Dec. 6, 1803. 
Williamson, David and Maria Van Pelt — Abraham, b. 
March 11, 1803. 
June 3. Voorhi nelius and Maria Gulick — John, b. May 6. 

Corteljou, Wilhelmus — William. 
17. Gulick, Benjamin and Elizabeth Van Dike — Joa — [a son], 
b. Sept. 13, 1803. 
Suydam, Ryke and F " [erril — Derick Merril, b. Feb. 

Aug. 26. fohn and Anne McColm — Elenor, b. June 26. 

Johnson, Abraham and Sarah Drake— Ann Eliza, b. July 3. 

Spader, John and Abby Collins — Peter, b. July 12. 

Suydam, Peter and Leah. Verks( ?) — Maria, b. June 21. 
Sept. 22. Skilman, Jacob and Maria Hageman — Mary Beekman, b. 

Aug. 26. 
Nov. 4. Stothoff, Peter and Judith Zutphen — Peter, b. Oct. 2. 

Pumaya, John and Jane Williamson — Ann Williamson, b. 
18. 

Polhemus, Garrit and Jane Hageman — Joseph, b. Sept. 23. 



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Blane, Thomas and Elizabeth Tombs — Elizabeth, b. Sept. 

27. 
Cock, John and Caty Babcock(?) — Maria, b. Oct. 11. 
June 3. Bogart, Peter and Anne Nevius — Gilbert, b. May 1. 
Sept. 9. Corteljou, Hendrick and Elizabeth Nevius — Maria, b. Aug. 
12. 
1805. 
Jan. 27. Van Duyn, Cornelius and Elenor Wykoff — Dennis, b. Dec. 

it, 1804.- 
Feb. 10. Williamson, George and Ida Pumyea — Lydia Ann, b. Dec. 
15, 1804. 

iteljou, Herman and Sarah Garritsen — Johannah, b. Dec. 
25, 1804. 
Mar. 11. Nevius. Peter and Geertje Vrom — Addriana, b. Jan. 2. 

24. Addis, Daniel and Marge ret Van Dike — Simon, b. Nov. 26, 
1804. 
Cannon, James S. and Catherine Brevoort — William Wil- 1 
liamson, b. Feb. 15. 
Apr. 7. Garritsen, Samuel and Helena Voorhees — Peter, b. Jan. 

2 9- 
21. Hoagland, John and Wilhelmina Voorhees — John Voor- 
hees. 

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SOMERSET INNHOLDERS, 1778-1799 

FROM THE COURT MINUTES 

It has long been our desire to secure the names of the inns and inn- 
holders of Somerset from the time the County was formed until the year 
1800. As, however, the Court Minutes prior to the January Term, 1778, 
were destroyed, with nearly all other County records, by the British when 
the courthouse at Millstone was burned in 1779, it is not possible to 
secure official data prior to 1778. Fortunately the Court minute book, 
beginning January, 1778, was, somehow, preserved. 

We know of the existence of certain hotels before 1778 and occa- 
sionally of their proprietors, from other sources, but only in fragmentary 
way. 

From January, 1778, onward, the names of the licencees of hotels are 
complete, or presumably so, up to the present time. Our researches, how- 
ever, stop with the year 1799. 

Licenses to keep inns and taverns were formerly granted on appli- 
cation, not by the Court of Common Pleas as now, but by the Court 
of Quarter Sessions (the Criminal Court). The term was for one year. 
The license fees were such as the Court fixed, and varied between 1778 
and 1797 from $10 to $20; then the maximum was made higher. Prior 
to 1797 the statute under which inns were licensed was that of Mar. 



278 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

15, 1738/39, as supplemented by provisions of May 10, 1768. These 
Acts provided for a one-year license by the Justices of the Peace who 
formed the Court of Quarter Sessions, the license fees being 6/ — to the 
Court and 3/6 to the clerk. Assessors were also to assess taverns from 
40/ — to £3 each for the relief of the poor. The Court was also to fix 
the prices of liquors and entertainment. At least six freeholders were to 
certify to the character of the applicant and his accommodations. 

On Feb. 24, 1797 (Paterson's Laws, p. 236), a new Act was passed, 
much the same as the previous statute, but requiring that the recom- 
mendation be by "the chosen freeholders, the commissioners of appeal 
and the overseers of the poor, or at least two-thirds of them, of the 
township or precinct" wherein the proposed tavern was situate, and the 
fees to be fixed by the Court were to be from $10 minimum to $70 max- 
imum. 

That there were nearly as many inns and taverns in Somerset prior 
to 1800 as in 1919 (when there are 42 licensed) will be evident from a 
survey of the names of innholders given below. In one year (1779) 41 
were licensed. They usually ran in number from 24, a minimum, to 36. 
The reasons for the small difference between then and now are obvious. 
In the first place, there being no railroads (stage lines being in vogue 
instead), there was a need for country inns which does not now exist. 
In the second place, there were no other meeting-places for the public; 
no public halls except as the inns furnished them. In the third place it 
was considered the proper thing to buy and drink rum, gin, brandy, etc., 
especially rum; even church buildings could not be erected or funerals 
held without the innkeeper being called upon to supply so many gallons of 
rum. The spirit of 1919 seems not to be related to the spirits of Rev- 
olutionary times! 

Unfortunately, the Court minutes do not disclose the location of 
any licensed inn, except in two or three cases ; do not even name the 
township. Nevertheless we think the list printed below, which contains 
all names of innholders for twenty-two years, will not be without its 
value for reference purposes. It frequently happens that someone inter- 
ested desires to know how long a certain inn (and many inns were 
noted in various ways in these early days) was kept by a particular indi- 
vidual, whose name and residence he knows; who may, perhaps, be his 
ancestor. To such this publication will prove of assistance. 

The years stated show those of license. They indicate breaks, 
which may be attributable to one of several causes. For example, a 
landlord may have quit his business for a year or two and resumed 
it, either at the same place or elsewhere. Or the Court may have refused 
a license for a year because of complaints ; the minutes show frequent 



Somerset Innholders, 1778-1799 279 

refusals to relicense. It is possible the minutes are occasionally defec- 
tive. However, the list is given as we have found the facts, except that 
all names are placed in alphabetical order and the years of license grouped 
under each proper name. The results show there were 203 different 
landlords in Somerset for the period named. 

Innholders from 1778 to 1799 

(Dates indicate year or years of license. Where hyphens are used, 
it signifies that licenses were issued each year between the years stated). 

Allen, Nathan, 1778. 1779. 

Allen, Robert, 1778. 

Alston, Thomas, 1794, 1795. 

Alward, John, 1782. 

Amerman, John, 1786. 

Annin, Joseph, 1782, 1783. 

Annin, Samuel, 1784-1788; 1791-1793; 1795. 

Annin, William, 1782, 1783. 

Baird, Andrew, 1792. 

Baker, Elias, 1793- 1797. 

Baker, Moore, 1796- 1799. 

Bayard, Peter, 1792. 

Beekman, Christopher, 1782- 1785, 1787. 

Bell, William, 1785, 1786. 

Bennet, Abraham, 1796, 1798- 1799. 

Bennet, Hendrick, 1784- 1786. 

Bennet, Isaac, 1792-1795, 1800. 

Bennet, John, 1778, 1779, 1786-1788, 1790, 1791, 1793, 1795, 1797. 

Bennet, Mary, 1792. 

Bergen, Christopher, 1790. 

Bergen, Jacob, 1778, 1779, 1788. 

Bergen, Thomas, 1795. 

Berrien, John, 1900. 

Bertron, Abraham, 1778, 1779, 1782- 1788, 1 790-1 799. (Mentioned, 

in 1782 license as "of Bedminster twsp."). 
Blew, James, 1900. 

Blew (Blaw), William, 1786, 1793- 1796. 
Boyer, Ann, 1797. 

Boyer, Peter, 1786, 1788, 1789, 1791, 1793-1797. 
Boylan, John, 1 778-1 781. 
Brewster, Timothy, 1778, 1779. 
Brittain, John, 1782-1788, 1790-1795. 
Brittain, William, 1778, 1779. 
Brown, William, 1778. 
Brush, Timothy, 1793, 1794. 
Bunn, Martin, 1795. 
Catterlin, Joseph, 1778, 1782, 1783. 
Clark, William, 1779. 
Clawson, Josiah, 1779, 1780, 1782, 1783. 



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Cochran, Peter, 1778, 1779. 

Cock, Henry, 1782, 1783. 

Combs, Elias, 1798. 

Connet, Ann, 1786. 

Connet, John, 1784, 1785. 

Crane, Joseph, 1791-1794. 

Cross, Samuel, 1791-1795. 

Davis, John, 1795, 1796. 

Deforest, John, 1778, 1779. 1781, 1783, 1786. 

DeMott, Abraham, 1785-1787. 

Dorland, Luke, 1778. 

Doty, Joseph, 1792-1795; 1797, 1798. 

Drake, James, 1778-1786; 1792-1799. (In 1782 known to be at 

New Brunswick). 
Dunn, Hugh, 1784, 1785. 
Dunn, Jacob, 1781, 1782. 
Dunn, Jonathan, 17- 
Dunn, Reuben, 1792, 1793. 
Egbert, Thomas, 1783. 
Elston, Thomas, T795. 
Eoff, Christian, 1788, 1 790-1 793, 1 795-1 798. 

off, Jacob, 1778, 1779, 1782-1795. 
Farmer, Brook, 1 ; 
Feurt, Gabriel, 1778- 1783. 
Findley, John, 1795, 1797. 
Fitz-Randolph, Simeon, 1786. 

Flagg, Jacob, 1778. 1779, 1785-1788, 1790-1793, 1795-1798. 
Garrison (Gerritson), Garret, 1778-1780, 1786. 
Garritson, Richard, 1788 
Gaston, Joseph, 1791-1795. 
Godwin, David, 1798. 
Goldtrap, John, 1778-1780, 1783-1785. 
Gulick, John, 1791-1793. 
Hall, Joseph, 1795, 1796. 
Hamilton, David, 1 791-1793, 1795. 
Hamilton, William, 1795. 
Harpending, Peter, 1790-' 
Harrison, Amy, 1797, 1798. 
Harrison, Cornelius, 1793- 1796. 

Harrison, Henry, 1780, 1782-1784, 1786-1788, 1790-1792. 
Henry, James, 1795. 
Herder, Philip, 1791, 1792, 1794, 1795. 
Herpel, Chris., 1778. 
Hooper, Nicholas. 1798. 
Hoppock, Jacob, 1798. 

ell, David, 1779. 
Hunt, Anne, 1785-1787. 
Hunt, Samuel, 1784. 
Hunt, Stephen, 1779, 1782-1784, 1788. 
Jerolomon, John, 1782- 1784. 



Somersi i Uers, i77 8 - J 799 ^ 8l 

Johnson, Abner, 1796-1799. 

Johnston, Th unas, 1780, 1782. 

Jones. William, 1778, 1779, 1782-1788, 3 795- " "98- 

Laboyteau, Joseph, ^84. 

Lake, Susannah, 1 7/8, '1 779- 

Lane, John, 1790, 15*91. 

Lane. Matthias, 1795. 

Laurance (Lowrance), Abraham, 1792-1796. 

Lewis, John, 171,, 

Little, Robert. 1783, T785. 

Low, Cornelius and Jacob, 1797, 1799- 

Low, Ephraim, 1798, 1799. 

Ludlow, John, 1780. 

Manlev. John, 1787, 1788. 

Iliam, 1782, 1783. i 

Martin, Ephraim, 1781. 
McCrea, James, 1779. ' 
Meldrum, John, 1795, 1797, 1798- 
Melick, John, 1784-1788. (In Bedminster, 1784)- 
Merril (Merrol), Richard, 1791, 1792. 
Merrill. William, 1779. 

rseiles, John, 1778, 1782. 
Merserol, Abram. r; 

Mershon, Andrew, 1779, 1782-1788, 1790, I79L i/93> 1/95- 
Milligen, James, 1791-1793- 

: rgaret, 1796. 
Morgai eph, 1794. 

Myers. John, 1782. 
Nefius, Jacob, 1789. 

ill, Charles, 1790. 
Nevius, Alfred, 1795. 
Orrie, John, 1788. 

Palmer, , 1795- 

Parker, Job, 1796. 

Parsell, Robert, 1796. 

Pells, William, 1787. 

Perrine, Peter, 1782, 1783. 

Perry, Samuel, 1797.- 

Phenix, John, 1778, 1779. 

Philips, Noah, 1795. 

Piatt, Abraham, 1782, 1783. 

Polhemus, John, 1782, 1783. 

Porter, Charity, 1778. 

Porter, John, 1795. 

Porter, Nathaniel, 1779- 1780. 1782-1787. 179*. J 793- 

Post, Henry, 1782, 1787, 1788. 

Powers, John, 1795. 

Prentice. Thomas. 1783, 1785- 

Price, Hezekiah, 1786. 

Probasco, Simon, 1785, 1786. 



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Reading, John, 1785. 

Robinson, Robert, 178.2, 1783. 

Salisbury, Elinor, 1700. 

Sansbury (Stansbury), Ralph, 1790-1794, 1796-1799. 

Sansbury, Richard, 1785-1788. 

Seabury, Nathaniel, 1795, 1797. 

Sharp, Mat., 1778, 1779, 1782. 

Shaw, Adam, 1790-1794, 1796. 

Skillman, Abram, 1790- 1792. 

Skillman, Benjamin, 1778-1783, 1785, 1786, 1788, 1789, 1791-1795, 

1797, 1798. 
Skillman, Gerardus, 1783, 1785, 1786, 1790. 
Slover, Isaac, 1784-1788, 1790-1795, 1797, 1798. 
Smalley, David, 1798. 

Smock, John, 1779, 1782, 1784, 1785, 1789. 
Spader, Brogun, 1788. 
Spader, Isaac, 1796. 

Spader, John, 1780- 1787, 1789, 1793- 1795. 
Staats, Cornelius, 1786- 1788, 1790-1792. 
Staats, Peter, 1782-1785, 1793. 
Stack, Daniel, 1791. 
Steel, John, 1795. 
Stockton, Robert (house), 1785. 
Stout, Levi, 1785. 
Streight, Leonard, 1778. 
Styres, Daniel, 1779. 

Sutphen (Sutfen), John, 1780, 1783-1788. 
Swan, Nathaniel, 1782. 
Taylor, Ann, 1789. 
Taylor, Elisha, 1788. 
Taylor, Willet, 1795. 
Teeple, John, 1778, 1779, 1782- 1787. 
Todd, John, 1795 (At Lamington). 
Todd, William, 1795. 
Traphagen, Rulif, 1795. 
Tunison, Cornelius, 1778, 1779, 1783, 1789. 
Tunison, Derick, 1787, 1788, 1790- 1794, 1796- 1798. 
Vau Arsdalen, Court, 1778. 
Van Arsdalen, Wilhelmus, 1780. 
Van Derveer, Peter, 1786, 1787. 
Van Dike, Ferdinand, 1784. 
Van Doren, Jacob, 1795. 
Van Duyn, John, 1797, 1798. 
Van Kirk, Thomas, 1792. 
Van Middleswart, Andrew, 1795. 
Van Noordstrandt, I. V., 1778. 
Van Nordstrandt, John, 1784-1788. 
Van Nuys, Cornelius, 1785. 

Van Tilburgh (Van Tilbury), William, 1791-1798. 
Verbryck, William, 1788, 1790. 



Somerset County Marriages, ijqs-^79 -•'" ; 

Vernon, Elizabeth, 1782. 

Vernon, Nehemiah, 1 792-1 798. 

Voorhees, Derick, 1778, 1779. 

Voorhees, James, 1794-1796. 

Voorhees, John, 1782- 1788, 1790. 

Waters, Silas, 1788, 1789. 

Wells, Thomas, 1784, 1788. 

Whallon, James, 1798. 

Whillorn (Whallon?), James, 1790. 

White, Mary, 1 782-1788, 1790. 

Whitlock, James, 1778-1780, 1782-1786, 1791. 

Woodard, Oliver, 1785. 

Warley (Whorley), Henry, 1778, 1779, 1782-1788, 1790-1793. 

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SOMERSET COUNTY MARRIAGES— 1795-1879 

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Letter T 

Tagert, John and Polly Lott, Jan. 4, 1818 (Zabriskie). 

Talmage, David and Catharine Van Nest, Dec. 19, 1803 (Vredenburgh). 

Talmage, Jehiel and Lititia Stryker, Mar. 13, 1817 (Vredenburgh). 

Talmage, Jeremiah and Margaret Teeple, April 5, 1841 (Rodgers). 

Talmage, John and Mary Kinney, June 4, 1811 (Finley). 

Talmage, John F. and Isabella Van Syckle, Apr. 25, 1865 (Romaine).^ 

Tallmage, John H. and Mary C. Nixon, Sept. 13, 1866 (Messier). 

Talmage, John R. V. and Eliza Blazier, May 16, 1847 (Harris). 

Talmage, Ruliff and Hannah Ayres, Oct. 29, 1837 (English). 

Talmage, Thomas and Sophia Van Veghten, May 20, 1828 (Van Kleek). 

Talmage, T. Van Pelt and Madaline V. N. DeForrest, Deer 7, 1853 

(Messier). 
Talmage, Van Nest and Laura A. Grant, April 25, 1866 (Rodgers). 
Tay, John and Betsey Lyon, Oct. 17, 1798 (Arrowsmith, J. P.). 
Taylor, Andrew and Christiana Bunn, April n, 1816 (Galpin). 
Taylor, David L. and Catharine Dumond, Jan. 15, 1818 (Hardenbergh). 
Taylor, Francis and Emma F. Brailey, Sept. 22, i860 (Campfield). 
Taylor, Francis and Isabella Van Dyck, Oct. 20, 1866 (Mesick). 
Taylor, Gilbert and Lydia Annin. Aug. 19, 1819 (Brownlee). 
Taylor, James and Catharine Whitenack, Oct. 17, 1820 (Vredenburgh). 
Taylor, James and Mary Ann Lawson, Jan. n, 1829 (Van K'taek). 
Taylor, James and Ellen Demond, April 16, 1833 (Messier). 
Taylor, James and Jane Wilson, Feb. 27, 1850 (Craven). 
Taylor, James A. and Catharine B. Digbee, July 2, 1854 (Van Doren). 
Taylor, John G. and Mariah Nighmaster, Feb. 22, 1832 (Dumont, J. P.). 
Taylor, John S. and Maria Van Dora, May 14, 1870 (Mesick). 
Taylor, John W. and Rachel Smith, Oct. 17, 1844 (Chambers). 

or, Jonathan C. and Elizabeth L. Mundy, Apr. 9, 1862 (Rodgers). 
Taylor, M. and Mary Cool, Sept. 5, 1802 (Studdiford). 
Taylor, Philip P. and Phebe A. Lane, Mar. 30, 1874 (Pitcher). 



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Taylor, Samuel and Betty Van Derveer, Aug. 2, 1833 (Fisher). 
Taylor, Samuel \V. and Catharine Stout, Nov. 17, 1855 (Romeyn). 
Taylor, William and Ann Stryker, Oct. 8, 1834 (Zabriskie). 
Taylor, William and Elizabi ril 25, 1850 (Rodgers). 

Taylor, William and Rachel Ann Dorn, Mar. 30, 1867 (Thompson). 
Taylor, William Emery and Sarah Elizabeth Grover, Feb. 14, 1863 (Bel- 

doh). 
Taynor, Daniel C. and Susan Pangborn, Nov. 30, 1862 (Mabie, J. P.). 
Taynor, John and Abigal Long, Jan. 18, 1820 (Boggs). 
Taynor, John S. and Mary Bidle, June 5, 1812 (Smalle 
Teal, William and Sarah Morford, Dec. 5, 1800 (Snowden). 
Tearney,- Patrick and Julia Lee, June 3, i860 (Dodd i 
Teed, Benjamin and Rachel Collins, June 3, 1821 (Watson). 
Teeple, John W. and Sarah J. Van Derveer, Sept. 11, 1859 (Cornell). 
Teeple, Peter and Catharine Clawson, Feb. 15, 1820 (Hardenbergh). 
Teeple, William and Ann Tunison, Mar. 26. iCo6 (Thelly). 
Teeple, William W. and Mary Ann Brees, Feb. 6, 1845 (Harris). 
Temple, William and Mary McKown, Nov. 23, 1825 (Labagh). 
Ten Brook, Garret and Etta Dumont, Mar. 26, 1803 ( Studdiford). 
Ten Brook, George and Josephine Garretson, June 15, 1876 (Mc\Vil- 

liam). 
Ten Brock, John and Sarah Ann DeForest, Feb. 9, 1834 (Wilson). 

Tenbrook, John and , Jan. 24, 1846 (Gardner). 

Tenbrook, Prime and Amelia lennings, (Col'd) Mar. 12, 1870 (Stryker, 

J. P.). 
Ten Broeck, Ralph Van Dvke and Jane T. Beekman, Mar. 2, 1859 

i!ey). 
Tenbrook, Rumus and Jane Wallace, Jan. 1, 1850 (Shann, J. P.), 
Ten Brock, William and Julia Matthews, June 5, 1834 (Rio 
'Ten Eyck, Abraham and Helena ! . Aug. 3, 1788 (Studdiford). 

Ten Eyck, Abraham and Mary Schenck, Sept. 19, 1816 (Vredenburgh). 
Ten Eyck, Abraham and Margaret il, Oct. 12, 1820 (Galpin). 

Ten Eyck, Abraham and Elizabeth B. Quick, Nov. 26, 1842 (Ludlow). 
Ten Eyck, Abraham A. and Elizabeth jane McDowell, Apr. 25, 1848 

Dowell). 
Ten Eyck, Abraham W. and Mary Pumyea Garretson, Feb. 10, 1859 

(Cornell). 

• Ten Eyck, Andrew and Mary Ten Eyck, Mar. 10, 1790 (Studdiford). 

• Ten Eyck, Andrew and Jane Van Nostrand, Feb. 16, 1837 (Zabriskie). 
Ten Eyck, Andrew and Adaline Davis, Nov. 3, 1841 (Zabriskie). 

• Ten Eyck, Cornelius and Helen Williams, Aug. 5, 1864 ( Parsons). 

1 Eyck, Cornelius and Sarah A. Ball, Nov. 25, 1869 (Pool). 
') Evck, Edward W. and Catharine Maria Little, Nov. 2, 1862 (Doo- 
little). 
Ten Eyck, Elijah and Martha L. Harris, Nov. 12. 1863 (Mesick). 
Ten Eyck, Ferdinand V. D. and Sarah Miller, Apr. 23, 1834 (Fisher). 
Ten Eyck, Frederick and Rebecca E. L. Van Camp, Nov. 7, 1833 (Lud- 

lo\ 
Ten Eyck, George and Rebecca Davison, Mar. 25, 1871 (Gardner). 
Ten Eyck, Henry and Ann Elizabeth Sloan, Nov. 17, 1842 (Blauvelt). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 285 

Ten Eyck, Henry and Margaret W. McCollough, Dec. 31, 1856 (Cor- 
nell). 

Ten Eyck, James, Jr., and Mary Wyckoff, Feb. 21, 1832 (Wilson). 

Ten Eyck, James V. D. and Catharine V. A. Vossler, Nov. 3, 1864 (Me- 
sick ) . 

Ten Eyck, John and Mary Ann Cortelyou, Jan. 1, 1833 (Ludlow). 

Ten Eyck, John and Jane Runk, Dec. 14, 1837 (Wilson). 

Ten Eyck, John and Maria Van Derveer, Oct. 27, 1847 (Messier). 

Ten Eyck, John M. Schenck and Harriet Maybon Messier, Oct. 9, i86t 
(Messier). 

Ten Eyck, John V. D. and Mary Jane Honeyman, Oct. 12, 1858 (Blau- 
velt). 

Ten Eyck, Matthew and Cornelia Post, April 19, 1796 (Studdiford). 

Ten Eyck, Peter and Jane Van Pelt, Feb. 9, 1834 (Wilson). 

Ten Eyck, Richard and Jane Todd, Jan. 4, 1809 (Vredenburgh). 

Ten Eyck, Richard and Susannah Bergen, Mar. 9, 1833 (Wilson). 

Ten Eyck, J. S. and Lizzie Van Derveer, Mar. 17, 1858 (LeFevre). 

Ten Eycke, Tunis J. and Rebecca Hammer, May 26, 1817 (Galpin). 

Tentlinger, Casper Benjamin and Barbara C. Keidling, April 20, 1867 
(Messli 1 

Terhune, Henry S. and Elizabeth Beekman, Jan. 30, 1863 (Gardner). 

Terhune, Stephen and Sarah Stryker, Nov. 16, 1816 (Labagh). 

Terhune, Thomas Skillman and Ann Skillman, Oct. 29, 1840 (Talmage). 

Terhune, William and Caroline Opie, Mar. 4, 1852 (Gardner). 

Terhune, William. Henry and Martha Stryker, Jan. 28, 1863 (Romeyn). 

Terraberry, Elias and Nancy C. Eyck, Sept. 28, 1870 (Messier). 

Terrell, Drake and Elizabeth Stelle, Aug. 28, 1830 (Co\ 

Terrell, Edward D. and Almira Lawler, Mar. 9, 1865 (Bellis, J. P.). 

Terrell, Madison and Mary Stelle, Jan. 7, 1832 (Cox). 

Terrell, Squire and Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Dec. 1, 1819 (Brownlee). 

Terrey, Arsemus, Jr., and Sarah E. Sanders, Jan. 6, 1856 (Rankin). 
illiger, James H. and Hester Fulkerson, Oct. 8, 1868 (Mesick). 

Testur, Samuel and Sarah Grey, Oct. 3, 1846 (Ludlbi 1 

Teter, Nelson W .and Mary Miller, Jan. 10, 1862 (Van Don 

Tharp, Matthew and Elizabeth Jobs. Feb. 25, 1824 (Galpin). 

Tharp, William X. and Mary Jane Smith, May 11, 1850 (Shrope). 

Thatcher, Jacob and Mary Carkhuff, Oct. 16. 1830 (Ludlow). 

Thatcher, Jacob and Catherine Case, Apr. 5, 1871 (MesiftkL 

Thatcher, Jesse and Kate R. Wood, Jan. 22, 1865 ( :s). 

Thatcher, John W. and ' \. Hall, Dec. 19, 1877 (Hart). 

Thatcher. Peter and Ann D. Ten Eyck, Oct. 21, 1852 (Ludlow). 

Thielemann, Emanuel and Anna Maria Daume, Feb. 25, i860 (Neef). 

Thomas, Abram and Nettie Randall, June 14, 1873 (Blauvelt). 

Thomas, Frank and Gane Williams (Col'd), Oct. 3, 1K72 (Mann). 

Thomas, George Webb and Elizabeth Sales, June 25, 1866 (Snyder). 

Thomas, John P. and Mary Elizabeth Dunham, Sept. 28, 1841 (Messier). 

Thomas, Samuel and Ida Ann Stryker, Sept. 11, 1853 (Gardner). 

Thomas, William and Elizabeth Rulman, Oct. 11, 1821 (Watson). 

Thomas, and Mary , Mar. 26, 1834 (Messier). 

Thompson, Aaron J. and Anna L. Rarick, Aug. 27, 1861 (Thompson). 



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Thompson, Charles and Mary Finley, Jan. 29. 1840 (Blauvelt). 
"Thompson, Cyrenus and Polly Christopher, Feb. 4, 1813 (Zabriskie). 

Thompson, David and Mary Elizabeth Ballentine, Feb. 10, 1864 (Ran- 
kin). 

Thomson, Edward and Dinah Brokaw, Jan. 29, 1839 (Zabriskie). 

Thompson, Garret and . oorhees, July 25, 1801 (Vredenburgh). 

Thompson, Isaac S. and Lizzie V. Tunison, Nov. 15, 1877 (Pitcher). 

Thompson, Jacob F. and Mary Wise, May 17, 1838 (Blauvelt). 

Thompson, James and Catharine Jane Stryker, Sept. 16, 1847 (Lud- 
low). 

Thompson, James and Elizabeth O'Neil, Nov. 28, 1850 (Harris). 

Thompson, John and Elizabeth Morehead, May 26, 1807 (Studdiford). 

Thompson, John and Caroline Avert, Nov. 25, 1840 <^Van Doren). 

Thompson, John and Susan R. Guerin, June 10, 1847 (Harris). 

Thompson, John L. and Amelia L. Hill (no date) (Pitcher). 

Thompson, John M. and Kate J. B. Conklin, Mar. 27, 1867 (LeFevre). 

Thompson, Joseph and Julia Davis, Jan. 28, 1854 (Rodgers). 

Thompson, J. Hardy and Lucinda Hughy, July 25, 1871 (Doolittle). 

Thompson, J. Thomas and Ellen E. Anderson (widow), Jan. 26, 1870 
(Doolittle). 

Thompson, Peter S. and Ann Davis, Nov. 8, 1834 (Ludlow). 

Thompson, Peter S. and Mary M. E. Davis, Oct. 25, 1871 (Ludlow). 

Thompson, Prime and Alletta Wyckoff, July 30, 1863 (Gardner). 

Thompson, Robert and Nancy Nicholas, Dec. 17, 1807 (Finley). 

Thompson. Samuel C. and lane E. Van Dorn. Mar. 10, 1870 (Mess- 
ier). 

Thompson, Saul and Jane Schenck, Nov. 4, 1843 (Zabriski- I 

Thompson, William and Elizabeth Voorhees, Mar. 22. 1797 (Studdi- 
ford 

Thompson, William and Caroline Reynolds. May 29, 1845 (Harris). 

Thompson. William H. and Helena Dally, Nov. 23, 1870 (Pitcher). 

Thompson, William V. N. and Maria S. Quick, Oct. 27, 1847 (Messl 

Thorn, James, Jr., and Mary Cadmus, Aug. 15, 1833 (Bo 

Thornhill, Robert and Ann Barrington, Jan. 20, 1857 (Nice). 

Thornton, Byron, M. D. and Martha B. Dunham, Feb. 24. 1864 < Blau- 
velt). 
, Abraham and Elsey Wyckoff, Dec. 15, 1824 (Fisher). 

Tiger, Christopher and Lane, June 7, 1840 (Blauvelt 

Tiger, Christopher and Angeline Hass, Dec. 1, 1852 (Brush). 

Tiger, Henry H. and Catharine Louisa Cole, July 24, 1859 (Thompson). 

Tiger, Jacob and Sophia D. Philhour, Feb. 25, 1841 (Schenck). 

Tyger, John and Mary Smith, Jan. it. 1815 (Hardenbergh). 

Tiger, Nicholas and Jane Ditmars, Mar. 13. 1830 (Fisher). 

Tiger, Peter and Sarah Hall, March 27, 1817 (Hardenbergh). 

Tiger, William and Elizabeth Lattourette, Mar. 30, 1854 (1 

Tilyon, Joseph F. and Elsy W 27. 1844 1 Anderson, J. P.). 

Tillman, John and Agnes Young, Feb. 22, 1S44 (Messier). 

Tingley, Abel S. and Rebecca McCullougl ! ier). 

Tingley, Daniel and Catharine Cook, Oct. 2. [813 (Fin; 

Tingley, David and Jane Stelle, Aug. 2 1 , 184; 



Somerset County Marriages, /795-1879 287 

Tingley, Ebenezer and Cornelia Ann Brokaw, June 21, 1847 (Zabriskie). 

Tingley, Joseph B. and Susan M. Stelle, Feb. 4, 1875 (Clark). 

Tingley, P. S. and Ruth A. Poulson, Sept. 27, 1871 (Pool). 

Tingley, William and Polly Carr, Feb. 20, 1812 (Finley). 

Tipaire, M. and Ann McMichael, Feb. 9, 1800 (Snowden). 

Tittsworth, Reuben and Maria M. Hill, May 14, 1865 (Morse). 

Titus, Jacob R. and Rebecca V. Wyckoff, Apr. 20, 1861 (Romeyn). 

Titus, Theophilus and Eleanor Van Nest (Recorded May 5, 1870) 
(Mann). 

Titus, William and Sarah Ann Elbertson, June 28, 1851 (Ludlow). 

Tobey, Robert G. and Frances D. L. Happer, Feb. 4, 1867 (Rodgers). 

Todd, Rev. Augustus F. and Meribah Toms, Sept. 8, 1858 (Messier). 

Todd, Augustus W. and Henrietta Biggs, Feb. 2, 1870 (Pool). 

Todd, Daniel and Sarah Emmons, Feb. 16, 1839 (Blauvelt). 

Todd, David and Phebe Doren, Sept. 20, 181 1 (Hardenbergh). 

Todd, David and Mary Smalley, Mar. 25, 1833 (Cox). 

Todd, David H. and Sarah H. Stevens, Jan. 16, 1861 (Brush). 

Todd, David M. :.nd Caroline Wolfe, Oct. 8, 1863 (Thompson). 

Todd, Francis and Rachel Beekman, Feb. 10, 1838 (Ludlow). 

Todd, George and "Widow" Gaston, April 15, 1819 (Galpin). 

Todd, James and Betsey Anderson, Nov. 30, 1805 (Finley). 

Todd, James and Margaret Cook, Dec. 31, 1840 (Blauvelt). 

Todd, James M. and Lydia A. Van Arsdale, Dec. 20, 1855 (Brush). 

Tobd, John and Ann Cosner, Nov. 15, 1810 (Vredenburgh). 

Todd, Peter and Betsey Liddle, Nov. 3, 1839 (Messier). 

Todd, Phillip E. and Isabelle A. McMurtry, Mar. 12, 1870 (Thomp- 
son ) . 

Todd, Richard and Florant Somerset, Apr. 20, 1847 (Blauvelt). 

Todd, Richard and Alletta Henry, Dec. 11, 1852 (Blauvelt). 

Todd, Thomas and Sarah Whitehead, Dec. 25, 1830 (Fisher). 

Todd, William and Catharine Hunt, Dec. 9, 1812 (Finley). 

Todd, William and Ann Castner, June 22, 1813 (Hardenbergh). 

Todd, William and Catharine McLure, Jan. 2, 1820 (Galpin). 

Todd, William and Rosanna Miller, Feb. 24, 1821 (Galpin). 

Todd, William and Rebecca Crawford, June 7, 1827 (Van Kleek). 

Toehtermann, Charles and Margaret Muny, July 21. 1870 (McWtl- 
liam). 

Tom and Dinah, Aug. 21, 1819 (Galpin). 

Tom and Mattie, Dec. 23, 1821 (Galpin). 

Tomlinson, Charles and Caroline Borden, Feb. 5, 1874 .Messier) 
Tornlinson, John C. and Sallic Conover, May 25, 1859 (Rodgers). 
Tomlinson, Joshua and Sarah E. Hutchings, Dec. 27, 1848 (English). 
Toms, Clarkson and Cornelia Nevius, Nov. 6, 1839 (Demure 
Toms, John C. and Patience Jennings, Dec. 25, 1847 (Cox). 
Toms, Runyon and Ariet Peterson, Oct. 6, 1836 (Ludlow). 
Totten, Abraham and Ann Smith, Dec. 10, 1835 (Messier). 
Totton, John and Jane Gardiner, Jan. 17, 1806 (Finley). 
Totten, John S. and Caroline B. Packer, Sept. 29, 1840 (Lud!. 
Totten, Lafford and Sarah Cortelyou. Oct. 28, 1862 (Gardner). 
Totten, William and Mary L. Van Cleef, Aug. 30, 1863 (Nelson). 



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Towland, John and Charity Gorden, Nov. 1 1, 1818 (Anderson). 
Townsend, George and Eliza Legrange Terhune, July 20, 1833 (Heer- 

man 
Trainor, Charles and Mary Ann Gordan, Aug. 31, 1856 (Cornell). 
Trappagen, Henry and Letty Hageman, June 25, 1817 (Galp;. 
Traphagen, Henry D. and Margaret Wyckoff, Oct. n, 1807 (Studdi- 

f ord ) . 
Traphagen, J on, Sept. 27, 1847 (Gardner). 

Traph S. and Sophia Ween. Oct. 1, 1840 (Blauvelt). 

ly, Isaac and Ariantje Voseler, July 9, 181 1 (Vredenburgh). 
1, John and ; - [e, Oct." 28. 1795 (Ewing). 

imer, Jacob and Hannah Willets, Feb. 6, 18] 
tner, James and Catharine Stout, Jan. 12, 1841 (Voorhees). 
Trimmer, Peter and Minerva L. Moore, Mar. 19, 1862 (Rankin). 

• Smith, Nov. 4, 1848 (English). 
Trimer, William Elizabeth Willis, July 10, 1848 (Gardner). 

Trnair ( ?), John G.. K. and Mrs. Harriet Prall, June 13, 1877 (Me- 

k). 
Trout, John and Mary Ann Williamson, Jan. 1, 1851 (Gardner). 
Trout, John S. and Anna Rebecca Wolverton, Eeb. 24, 1853 (Carrell). 
Troutmann, Seymour C. and Ann Field Ten Eyck, Sept. 13.' 1843 (Mess- 
ier). 

1 irine Peterson, Jan. 18, 1858 (Can 
Trumpore, John and Ellen J. Quick, Mar. 20, 1867 (Ludlov. 

[gel, Aug. 4, 186 1 (Neel 
Truii ' -in Garretson, Jan. 8, 1S40 (Zabriskie). 

Tucl uin Hulbert, Jun: , . ,| (Rodgers 

I uhum 1 Terhuni tid Phebe Ten Eyck, Oct. 7. 1802 (Snow- 

den). 
Tunis, William L. and Jan. 4, 1866 (Rankin). 

Tunisou, Abraham and Elizabeth Wortman, Oct. 10, 1808 (Harden- 

burgh ) . 
Tunison, Abraham and Mary Williamson, July 21, 1815 (Furguson). 
Tunison, m and Nai in, Oct. 19, 1 ■■ 

Tunison, Abraham and Eliza Treman, May 1, 1846 h). 

Tun . and Phebe Winans, July 25, 1833 (Messier). 

Tu: rnardus L. and Alida Voorhees, Oct. 1 ; Van Kleek). 

Tunison, Cornelius and Judith' Ten E i iburgh). 

: d Eliza Ann [833 (Rodg 

Con us 1. and Eliza Hoff, Nov. 23, 1 ,ie). 

Tu: 1 iann'Win Dec. 15. -her). 

Tunison, George ■ line Naylor, , 1854 (Ludl - 

lisoh, George Vroom and Hannah Elizabeth Summers, Vpril 3, 1865- 
(Cornell 

Tunison, Harmon H. and Sarah E. Perrine, Feb. 7, i8(> ;h). 

Tunison, Henry and Sarah Castner, Dec. 24, 1. lodhttll). 

Tun iry and Mar , June 5, 1830 (Lu 

Tunison, Henry and Susan L. Wortman 

Tunison, Henry P. and Magdalena P. Dally, May 14, 1872 (Pitcher). 

Tunison, Hem th Hulsi : 7, 1867 (Pool). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 289 

Tunison, James B. and Elida Thompson, Sept. 4, 1875 (Doolittle). 
Tunison, James C. and Eliza Ann Perine, Sept. 3, 1864 ( Bellis, J. P.). 
Tunison, John and Sarah Moffot, Dec. 19, 1801 (Finley). 
Tunison, John and Rebecca Van Duyn, Sept. 22, 1819 (Boggs). 
Tunison, John and Rebecca J. Van Fleet. Nov. 19, 1831 (Ludlow). 
Tunison, John and Jane Ann Voorhees, Jan. 7, 1836 (Messier). 
Tunison, John C. and Hannah Barcalow, July 30, 1848 (Messier). 
Tunison, John P. and Adeline Woods, March 13, 1834 (Rodgers). 
Tunison, Matthias and Eliza Hall, Aug. 31, 1817 (Hardenbergh). 
Tunison, Peter L. and Emma Hohman, June 22, 1873 (Dutcher). 
Tunison, Peter T. E. and Eliza Ten Eyck, Sept. 14, 1837 (Wilson). 
Tunison, Philip and Nancy McCain. May 31, 1807 (Finley). 
Tunison, Philip and Almy Vroom, Dec. 14, 1815 (Hardenbergh). 
Tunison, Philip and Ann McLean, Sept. 3, 1826 (Boggs). 
Tunison, Philip and Garretta Jane Dally, Dec. 4, 1851 (Campbell). 
Tunison, Philip and Catharine V. N. Wortman, Feb. 24, 1853 (Brush). 
Tunison. Richard and Jennet Whitehead, Sept. 30, 1832 (Wilson). 
Tunison, Richard and Mary Elizabeth Sullard, Mar. 16, 1848 (Van 

Neste). 
Tunison, Samuel and Eliza Schenck, Feb. 22, 1859 (Craven). 
Tunison, Tunis and Jane Mason, May 17, 1844 (Rodger 
Tunison, William and Susan Bateman, Feb. 28, 1824 (Galpin). 
Tuttle, John and Ann C. Mullen, Nov. 25, 1874 (Pool). 
Tuttle, Lewis and Elizabeth Kibet, Feb. 7, r82i < Brownlee). 
Tuttle, Capt. William and Mary Miller, May 5, 1823 (Brownlee). 
Turner, Abraham and Charlotte B. Richardson, Mar. 8, 1862 (Rodgers). 
Turner, George D. and Mary Fannie Boynton, June 1, 1869 (Dutcher). 
Turner, Martin L. and Henrietta C. Bach. Nov. 16, 1869 (Carter). 

Letter U 

Ulick, Peter and Catharine Williamson, Nov. 27, 181 1 (Zabriskie). 
Umpleby, John W. and Jane Field Stout, Mar 8, 1864 (LeFevre). 
Umstead, James and Margaret Yawger, Jan. 28, 1871 (Blauvelt). 
Underdonk, James and Ann Eliza Van Arsdalen, June 8, 1830 (Van 

Kleek). 
Updike, Court W. and Catharine E. Eick, Nov. 23, 1844 (Talmage). 
Updike, Jacob and Theodosia Grover, Mar. 13, 1800 (Snowden). 
Updike, Johnson and Ann Williamson, Sent. 20, 181 4 i^Labagh). 
Updyke, J. W. and Hele »ck, Jan. 15, 1868 (Gardner,. 

Updike, I :vi and Theodosia Grover, June 10, 1801 (Snowdei 
Updyke, Theodore and Emeline Applegate, Feb. 11, 1835 R 

1 ke, William and Catharine Duncan, Oct. 30, 1868 (Gesner). 
Upson, Dr. Jesse and Polly Dayton, Sept. 22, 1807 (Finley). 
Urquehart, George and Sarah Pittenger, July 8, 1797 (Studdiford). 

Letter V 

Vactor, John and Susan Gumber, July 31, 1867 (Crane). 
Vactor, Silas and Ann Titus, June 2, 1836 (Rice). 
Vail, Alexander and Betsy Kirkpatrick, Mar. 4, 1809 (Finley). 
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Vail, Alexander and Sarah M. Sebring, Oct. 23, 1827 (Boggs). 

Vail, Alexander and Sarah Ann Southard, Sept. 13. 1834 (Maynard). 

Vail, Charles E. and Mercy Vail, Mar. 6, 1875 (Verdon, J. P.). 

Vail, Daniel and Dinah Van Doren, Jan. 16, 1805 (Studdiford). 

Vail, Daniel and Eliza Ann Ward, Mar. 11, 1846 (Rodg 

Vail, Edward and Ann Vail, Dec. 2, 1845 (Englii 

Vail, Emer K. and Rebecca Warden, Oct. 18, 1845 (Morton, J. P.). 

Vail, Isaac and Agnes Cooper, Dec. 12, 1818 (Brownlee). 

Vail, Israel and Mariah Barcalow, Feb. 28, 1828 (Cox). 

Vail, James and Mary Simpson, Dec 22. 1838 (Cox). 

Vail, James and Grace Bergen, Apr. 29, 1847 (Rodgers). 

Vail, Peter, Jr., and An. a, Sept. 3, 1836 (Rodg. 

Vail, Richard and CatharineTBrokaw, Jan. 7. 1853 (Nice). 
: , Stephen and Hannah Hall, Dec. 22, 1843 (English). 

Van Arsdale, Abraham and Jane Van Xest, Nov. 8, 1854 (Brush). 

Van Arsdale. Abraham and Elizabeth B. Elsen, Sept. 14, 1861 (Ran- 
kin). 

Van Arsdale, Beniah E. and Mary E. Bolmer, Feb. 28, 1861 (Mesick). 

Van Arsdale, Christopher and Margaret Stryker, Nov. 19, 1856 (Doo- 
little). 

Van Arsdale, Christopher and Mary Elizabeth Gordon, Dec. 18, 1872 
( Mesick). 

Van Arsd liel and Elizabeth Tingly, Feb. 12, 1871 (Pool). 

Van Arsdale, Jacob and Catharine Compton, Sept. 23, 1820 (Brownlee). 

Van Arsdale, Jacob and Sarah A. Van Nest, Feb. 6, 1878 (Parry). 

Van Arsdale, John and Mary Spader, April 5, 1801 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Arsdale, Orlando and Mary E. Ball, July 19, 1862 (Thompson). 

Van Arsdale, Philip and Phebe L. Voorhee: . Oct. 26, 1843 (Chambers). 

Van Arsdale. Philip E. and Elsey Voorhees, Oct. 8, 1856 (Van Doren). 

Van Arsdale, Philip I. and Ann N. Hardenburgh, Nov. 3, 1859 (Brush). 

Van Arsdale, Peter and Sarah Elizabeth Vroom, Oct. 24, 1861 (Brush). 

Van Arsdale. Rudolph and Lydia Stryker Auten, Dec. 5, 1855 (Me- 
sick ) . 

Van Arsdale, Ruliff P. and Mary Hall, Nov. 18, 1847 (Ludlow). 

Van Arsdale, R. and J. CarkhufT, Dec. 25, 1877 (Pitcher). 

Van Arsdalen, Elias and Sarah Layton, Dec. 6, 1823 (Fisher). 

Van Arsdalen. Henry and Ida Van Arsdalen, Dec. 30, 1812 ( Harden- 
bergh). 

Van Arsdalen, Henry and Mariah Van Pelt, Mar. 4, 1815 (Vreden- 
burgh ) . 

Van Arsdalen, Henry and Sophia Brown, Nov. 29, 1827 (Boggs). 

Van Arsdalen, Isaac and Laura Lane, Nov. 3, 1808 (Hardenbergh). 

Van Arsdalen, Isaac and Catharine Brokaw, Sept. 26, 1822 (Zabriskie). 

Van Arsdalen, Isaac A. and Maria Van Doren, Oct. 12, 1809 (Harden- 
bergh ) . 

Van Arsdalen, James and Catharine Orbell, July 8, 1824 (Fisher). 

Van Arsdalen, Levi and Abbe H. Goble, Apr. 1. 1824 (Brownlee). 

Van Arsdalen, Malicchi and Margaret Biggs, Jan. 5, 1833 (Blauvelt). 

Van Arsdalen, Peter and Betsey Van Arsdalen, Oct. 15, 1812 (Harden- 
bergh ) . 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 291 

Van Arsdalen, Peter and Mariah Van Midd'.esvvorth, Dec. 30, 1815 
(Vredenburgh). 

Van Arsdalen, Peter and Mary Dumon, Jan. 24, 1828 (Van Kleek). 

Van Arsdalen, Peter and Nancy Oppie, Oct. 9, 1828 (Labagh). 

Van Arsdalen, Peter Q. and Catharine Powelson, Dec. 21, 1822 (Fisher). 

Van Arsdalen, Philip and Sarah Little, Jan. 12, 1831 (Fisher). 

Van Arsdalen, Richard and Ellen Jenkins. May 20, 1837 (Rice). 

Van Arsdalen, Samuel and Elizabeth Van Dyke, Dec. 2, 1846 (Messier). 

Van Arsdalen, William and Sarah Reed, Dec. 30, 1800 (Finley). 

Van Arsdalen, William and Margaret M. Wolfe, July 8, 1826 (Fisher). 

Van Arsdalen William and Joannah Bergen, Sept. 14, 1836 (Zabriskie). 

Van Augler, John and Maria Thomas, Sept. 17, 1842 (Rodger 

Van Aulen, Thomas and Lizzie Osmon, Oct. 20, 1869 (Ludlow). 

Van Brant, Roeloff and Elizabeth Van Derveer, Nov. 15, 1795 (Harlin- 
gen 1 . 

Van Buren, John and Caroline Haddock, Dec. 5, 1821 (or 1822) (Cole). 

Van Buskirk, Rev. Peter V. and Mary Elizabeth Hageman, Jan. 2, 1870 
Doolittle). 

Van Buskirk, William and Hattie Baird, Oct. 28, 1874 (Gardner). 

Van Camp, Cornelius and J uda Low, Feb 6 (Studdiford). 

Van Camp, David and Dinah Ann Stryker, May 3, i860 (Messier). 

Van Camp, Gilbert and Mariah V. D. Nevuis. Oct. 2, 1832 (Ludlow). 

Van Camp, John and Jane Lane, Oct. 7, 1804 (Studdiford). 

Van Camp, John and Elizabeth Dumont, Sept. 10, 1853 (Gardner). 
• Van fohn T. and Joanna Ten Eyck, July 25, 1829 (Ludlow). 

Van . John T. and Anna Quick. Oct. "4, 1876 (Hart). 

Martin and Martha Covert, Nov. 20, 1851 (Ludlow). 

Van Camp, Peter V. D. and Julia llnnn, Oct. 28, 1857 (Messier). 

Van Camp, Tunis and Catharine Smith, Jan. 5, 1807 (Studdiford). 

Van Camp, Tunis and Ida Schenck, Nov. 20, 1844 (Ludlow). 

Var Abraham and Mary F. Wortman, Feb. 20, 1809 (Vreden- 

burgh). 
i i Cleef, Abraham B. and Catharine Polhenuis, Nov. 13, 1844 (Lud- 
lov I 
.'-Van Cleef, Cyrene and Jane Verbryck, May 26, 1827 (Zabriskie). 

Van Cleef, Isaac and Catharine Voorhees, Oct. 8, 1828 (Zabriskie). 

Van Cleef, Isaac and Adeline Voorhees, Mar. 7, 1838 (Zabriskie). 
-Van Cleef, Isaac N. and Annie M. Hoagland, Nov. n, 1868 (Gardner). 

Van Cleef, Isaac P. and Mary Ann Van Arsdalen, Sept. 20, 1834 (Lud- 
low ) . 

Van Cleef, James and Martha Polhemus, Oct. 8, 1839 (Messier). 

Van Cleef, John and Jane Ann Duryea, Sept. 20, 1820 (Zabriskie). 

Van Cleef, John and Eliza W. Vandoren, Nov. 6, 1834 (Shultz). 

Van Cleef, John D. and Alice A. Higgins, Mar. 25, 1875 (Oliver). 

Van Cleef, Martin and Phebe Hoagland, Feb. 26, 1816 (Zabriskie). 

Van Cleef, Peter and Margaret Ann Daly, Dec. 10, 1865 (Pitcher). 

Van Cleef, Peter A. and Ann Lattourette, Sept. 25, 1833 (Ludlow). 

Van Cleft, Frank and Eliza Kennedy, Mar. 4, 181 4 (Galpin). 

Van Derbeek, Bergen Dunham and Sarah Jane Van Arsdale, Jan. 4, 1855 
(Blauvelt). 



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Van Derbeek, Cornelius and Eliza Dunham, Oct. 9, 1824 (Galpin). 

Van Derbeek, Horace and Mary Duyckinck, Dec. 19, i860 (Blauvelt). 

Van Derbeek, Jaques and Mary Ann Smith, Nov. 5, 1846 (Chambers). 

Van Derbeek, Jacques and Susan M. Smith, June 20, 1866 (Mesick). 

Van Derbeek, John Newton and Gertrude Hutton Blauvelt, Oct. 10, 
1866 (Blauvelt). 

Van Derbilt, Aaron and Margaret Beekman, Nov. 8, 1812 (Labagh). 

Vanderbelt, Cornelius and Jane Boice, May 26, 1806 ( Woodhull ) . 

Van Derbilt, Jacob and Sally Ann Gray, July 6, 181 1 (B • 

Van Derbilt, John and Catharine Longstreet, Feb. 16, 1825 (Galpin). 

Van Derbilt, John and Phebe Bryant, June 6, 1842 (Rodgers). 

Van Derbilt, Peter B. and Sarah Ann Hutchinson, Jan. \j, 1847 (Gard- 
ner). 

Van Derbelt, and Lydia Quick, Feb. 24, 1838 (English). 

Van Deripe, Abraham and Ann B. Van Arsdalen, Dec. 10, 1833 (Lud- 
low ) . 

Van Derripe, Andrew and Ann Voorhees, Nov. 7, 1818 (Labagh). 

Vander Veer, Aaron A. and Willimina E. Stillwell, Sept. 12, 1877 (Doo- 
little). 

Van Derveer, Abraham and Phebe ReevesJOct. 14, 1813 (Labagh). 

Derveer, Abraham, and Lanah VaifTJoren, Nov. 12, 1857 (Me- 
sick). 

Van Derveer, Abraham S. and Amelia Ann Williamson, Jan. 14, 1846 
(Sears). 

Van Derveer, Alexander and Jane Van Dervoort, Jan. 16, 1868 (Car- 
ter). 

Van Derveer, Benjamin and Caroline Right, Jan. 24, 1867 (Meyer). 

Van Derveer, Caleb B. and Sarah S. Van Zant, Oct. 13, 1847 (Talmage). 

Van Derveer, Cornelius and Anne Van Derveer, Mar. 30, 1794 (Stud- 
diford). 

/an Derveer, Cornelius and Ann Brokaw, Feb. 18, 1816 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Derveer, Cornelius and Mary Ann Whitenack, Dec. 30, 1858 t ' 
sick). 
Derveer, Cornelius and Rosina A. Staats, Oct. 3, 1866 (Searle). 

Van Derveer, Cornelius G. and Nelia Jane Herbert, March 21, 1827 (Van 
Kleek). 

Van Derveer, Cornelius P. and Magdaline Shenk, Jan. 12, 1843 (Bond). 

Van Derveer, Ferdinand and Maria Elmondorf, Mar. 14, 1810 (\ 1 
denburgl 

Van Derveer, Harry and Jane Johnson, June 8, 1843 (Talmage). 

Van Derveer, Henry and Mary Ann I lysen, July 25, 1820 (Vre- 

denburgh). 

Van Derveer, Henry and Martha 1 June 1, 1864 (Gardner). 

1 Derveer, Henry F. and Mary Squier, May 23, m Derveer). 

Derveer, James and Mary J. Lane, Feb. 6, 1862 (Brush). 

Van Derveer, James and Margaret Van Horn, Aug. 11, 1864 (Voor- 
he< 
in Derveer, James B. and Margaret Van Nest, Nov. 16, 1835 (Fisl. 

Van Derveer, Dr. James D. and Esther J. Van Nest, Feb. 12, 1868 
ol 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 293 

Van Derveer, John and Margaret Colyer, Dec. 13, 1826 (Fisher). 

Van Derveer, John and Margaret Fields, Oct. 31, 1833 (Blauvelt). 

Van Derveer, John and Mary Ann Tunison, Aug. 19, 1835 (Messier). 

Van Derveer, John and Rachel Shults, Mar. 2^, 1839 (Van Doren). 

Van Derveer, John, Jr. and Sarah Ann Everett, Mar. 3, 1835 (Lud- 
low). 

Van Derveer, John C. and Margaret T. Van Dervoort, Dec. 31, 1857 
(Blauvelt). 

Vanderveer, John F. and Sarah Jane Tunison, June 27, 1871 (Mesick). 

Van Derveer, Joseph and Mary Ann Tunison, Sept. 23, 1818 (Vreden- 
burgh ) . 

Van Derveer, Joseph and Nancy Van Doren, Jan, 2j, 1839 (Zabriskie). 

Vanderveer, Joseph and Martha B. Welsh, Jan. 8, 1869 (Blauvelt). 

Vanderveer, Laurence and Martha M. Suydam, May 6, 1874 (Doolittle). 

Vander Veer, Luther and Kate J. Hoagland, Dec. 24, 1873 (Van Doren). 

Vander Veer, Matthew H. and Laura C. Thomson, Feb. 23, 1878 (Row- 
land). 

Van Derveer, Peter and Mariah Terhune, Oct. 21, 1814 (Labagh). 

Van Derveer, Peter and Sarah S. Van Kirk, Aug. 5, 1852 (Craven). 

Van Derveer, Peter and Jane Van Doren, Nov. 12, 1868 (Ludlow). 

Van Derveer, Philip and Auletta Van Nest, Jan. 11, 1832 (Fisher). 

Vanderveer, Richard and Nancy Staats, Nov. 3, 1838 (Rodgers). 

Vander Veer, R. C. and Cordelia A. Smith, Mar. 1, 1876 (Messier). 

Van Derveer, Samuel and Charlotte Youngs, Aug. 25, 1836 (Cox). 

Vanderveer, Samuel and Sarah E. Robbins (Col'd), Dec. 26, 1872 (Me- 
sick ) . 

Vanderveer, Samuel G. and Selinda Kline (Col'd), Sept. 23, 1874 (Doo- 
little). 

Van Derveer, Thomas and Hannah Jeroloman, Mar. 7, 1857 (Cornell). 

Vanderveer, Thomas Edward and Serena Ann Harris, Aug. 5, 1868 
(Griffiths). 

Van Derveer, Tunis and Sarah Van Arsdalen, Dec. 19,1805 (Schure- 
man). 

Van Derveer, Tunis and Catharine Wortman, Nov. 18, 1863 (Brush). 

Van Derveer, William and Josephine Hall, Dec. 31, 1863 (Ludlow). 

Van Derveer, William Leupp and Hannah Elizabeth Squier, May 2, 
1861 (Messier). 

Van Dervoort, Abraham and Gertrude Black.well, Aug. 22, 1835 (Blau- 
velt). 

Van Dervoort, Abraham and Katherine Barkalow, Feb. 4, 1847 (Hai r 

Van Dervoort, Benjamin and Hannah Terly, Dec. 29, 1803 (Studdi- 
ford). 
. Dervoort, Benjamin and Harriet Layton. June 30, 1866 (Blauvelt). 

Vandervoort, Charles and Fannie Udora Condict, Feb. 25, 1874 (Doolit- 
tle). 

Vander Voort, Charles and Martha Hannah Mclntyre, Jan. 24, 1877 
(Doolittle). 

Van Dervoort, Jacob and Mary Jane Jeroloman, Oct. 28, 1867 (Le 
Fevrt- ) . 

Vandervoort, Jacob and Gertie M. Davis, Dec. 28, 1875 (Jamison). 



294 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Van Dervoort, Paul and Eliza Black-well, Nov. 6, 1836 (Blauvelt). 

Vandervoort, Paul and Mary E. Vanderveer, May 19, 1869 (Blauvelt). 

Van Dervoort, Peter and Julia Ann Layton, Sept. 29, 1866 (Blauvelt). 

Van Deventer, Aaron and Sarah Schenck, Dec. 19, 1811 (Zabriskie). 

Vandeventer, Henry and Phebe B. Brokavv, Nov. 9, 1837 (Rodgers). 

Van Deventer, Henry B. and Elizabeth Voorhees, Mar. 4, 1846 (Rodg- 
ers). 

Van Deventer, James and Mariah Van Doren, May 12, 1820 (Van 
Kleek). 

Van Deventer, Jeremiah and Cornelia Stryker, Feb. 5, 1831 (Rodgers). 

Van Deventer, John and Eliza Davenport, Feb. 15, 1837 (Rice). 

Van Deventer, Jonathan F. and Catharine Hoagland, Mar. 8, 1834 (Fish- 
er). 

Van Deventer, Peter and Maria Davis, Aug. 9, 1807 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Deventer, Peter and Sarah Ann Toms, Jan. 3, 1833 (Messier). 

Vandeventer, Peter and Ellenor Lane, April 9, 1839 (Rodger, 

Van Deventer, Peter and Elizabeth Eickman, Feb. 7, 1843 (Rodgers). 

Van Deventer, William H. and Emiline Sebring, May 7, 1856 (Rod- 
gers). 

Van Doren, Abner and Jane Young, Dec. 3, 1854 (Ludl 1 

Van Doren, Abraham and Peggy Van Arsdalen, Dec. 28, 1809 (Harden- 
bergh). 

Van Di'i braham and Dorcas Stryker, Mar. 14, 181 1 (Vreden- 

burgh). 

Van Doren, Abram and Ellen Jane Corrigan, May 22, 1831 (Zabriskie). 

Van Doren, Abraham and Emeline Hardcastle, Dec. 9, 1834 (Messier). 

Van Doren, Abraham and Maria Nevius, Jan. 26, 1864 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, Abraham Q. and Catharine Kershon, Feb. 8, 1838 (Lud- 
low ) . 

Van Doren, Abram R. and Adeline Susan Auten, Nov. 8, i860 (Me- 
sick). 

Van Doren, Alvah and Catharine E. Somerset, Oct. 20, 1875 (Doolittle). 

Van Doren, Andrew B. and Catharine Van Arsdalen, July 23, 1834 
(Fisher). 

Van Doren, Asher and Margaret Pittenger, June 15, 1848 (Ludlow ). 

Van Doren, Asher and Rachel Morgan, July 12, 1856 (Carrell). 

Van Dorn, Augustus and Harriet Henry, Feb. 6, 1873 (Doolittle). 

Van Doren, Burgen and Margaret Van Arsdalen, Dec. 12, 1816 (Har- 
denburgh ) . 

Van Doren, Christianus and Eletta Van Derveer, Feb. 21, 1828 (Lud- 
low ) . 

Van Doren, Cornelius and Mariah Brokaw, Mar. 12, 1812 (Vreden- 
burgh). 

Van Doren, Cornelius and Elizabeth Van Pelt, Mar. 25, 1847 (Zabris- 
kie). 

Van Doren, Cornelius and Margaret Brokaw, Oct. 9. 1851 (Rodgers). 

Van Doren, Cornelius R. and Amanda Miller, Dec. 23, 1856 (Romeyn). 

Van Doren, Cornelius V. N. and Ann Maria Van Nest, July 20, 1848 
( Messier). 

Van Doren, Dennis and Charity Vroom, Dec. 4, 1800 (Studdiford). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 295 

Van Doren, Edward V. and Sarah Johnson, Nov. 20, 1869 (Messier). 

Van Doren, Eugene and Maggie H. Barkalow, Feb. 12, 1866 (Rankin). 

Van Doren, Francis and Diana Rattle, June 28, 1856 (Romeyn). 

Van Doren, Frederick V. L. and Dinah Conover, Jan. II, 1837 (Shultz). 

Van Doren, Garret and Ariantie Sebring, Feb. II, 1813 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Doren, Garret and Martha Staats, Sept. 7, 1845 (Zabriskie). 

Van Doren, Garret V. and Cynthia Wyckoff, Oct. 13, 1857 (Van Doren). 

Van Doren, Gilbert and Lena Voorhees, July 20, 1816 ( Hardenbergh ) . 

Van Doren, Henry and Therrissa Briggs, Feb. 26, 1842 (Zabriskie). 

Van Doren, Henry and Lameth S. Auten, Dec. 10, 1856 (Messier). 

Van Doren, Henry and Elizabeth Van Nest, Aug. 8, 1866 (Boswell). 

Van Doren, Henry P. and Sarah H. Hoagland, Jan. 3, 1855 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, Hillyard and Eliza Hazzard, Nov. 23, 1871 (Pitcher). 

Van Doren, Isaac and Nelly Smock, May 16, 1822 (Zabriskie). 

Van Doren, Jack and Sarah Am: Wyckoff, July 25, 1843 (Zabriskie). 

Van Doren, Jacob and Peternella Veghte, Sept". 28, 1813 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Doren, Jacob and Rachel Eoff, Oct. 4, 1815 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Dorn, Jacob and Lucinda Bird, Apr. 23, 1870 (Pool). 

Van Doren, John and Margaret Pittenger, Dec. 1, 1804 (Studdiford). 

Van Dorn, John and Mary Thomas, Feb. 18, 1818 (Zabriskie). 

Van Dori'ii, John and Charity Staats, May 7, 1829 (Zabriskie). 

Van Doren, John and Mary Dumont, Nov. 11, 1852 (Campbell). 

Van Doren. John and Keziah Conover, Oct. 19, 1853 (Rodgers). 

Van Doren, John A. and Mariah Cox, Nov. 11, 1829 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, John B. and Ann S. Prall, Dec. 24, 1844 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, John I. and Mary Ann Van Nostrand, Jan. n, 1837 (Za- 
briskie). 

Van Doren, John L. and Jane Ann Voorhees, Mar. 8, 1866 (Mesick). 

Van Doren, John P. and Mary Ann Dils, Sept. 12, 1832 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, John P. and Ellen Sherman, Feb. n, 1847 (Zabriskie). 

Van Doren, John R. and Eliza Lee, Jan. 8, 1831 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, John V. L. and Catharine Brokaw, Oct. 15, 1851 (Cra- 
ven). 

Van Doren, Joseph and Maria Covenhoven, July 6, 1809 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Doren, Joseph and Sarah Van Deventer, May 9, 1827 (Boggs). 

Van Doren, Rev. J. Addison and Johanna V. Bergen, Nov. 30, 1875 
(Messier). 

Van Doren, J. T. S. and Mary Drake, Nov. 4, 1868 (Gardner). 

Van Doren, Michael and Ann Van Derbelt, Dec. 31, 1809 (Patterson). 

Van Minnah Voorhees and Mary Voorhees, May 10, 1854 (Van 

Doren). 

Van Doren, Peter and Eliza Harris, Oct. 24, 1822 (Boggs). 

Van Doren, Priam and Hannah Quick, Oct. 11, 1838 (Messier). 

Van Doren, Richard and Patty Stryker, Jan. 14, 1832 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, Richard and Jane E. Brokaw, Mar. 20, 1867 (Mesick). 

Van Doren, Richard P. and Elizabeth Packer, Feb. 15, 1834 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, Thomas and Pliillis Jackson, Oct. 24, 1834 (Wilson). 

Van Doren, Titus and Julia Williamson, Dec. 3, 1831 (Ludlow). 

Van Doren, William and Mariah Wyckoff, Jan. 3, 1825 (Zabriskie). 

Van Doren, William and Maria Beekman, Sept. 7, 1852 (Rodgers). 



296 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Van Doren, William H. and Cecelia Cammann, Sept. 20, 1848 (Messier). 

Van Doren, William S. and Eliza Jerolaman, Nov. 7, 1836 (Fleming). 

Van Duyn, Abraham and Matilda Staats, July 30, 1814 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Duyn, Abraham and Ida Vanderbilt, Feb. 15, 1816 (Boggs). 

Van Duyn, Cornelius and Margaret Low, Dec. 11, 1852 (Blauvelt). 

Van Dyn, Dennis and Betsy Melick, Jan. 5. 1S16 (Hardenberu 

Van Duyne, Dennis and Letty Van Doren, May 29, 1824 (Zabriskie). 

Van Duyn, George and Dinah Van Nest, Mar. 20, 1850 (Rodgers). 

Van Duyn, George and Lydia Snowden, June 18, 1862 (M< cl 

Van Dyne, Isaac and Ann Field, June 15, 1809 (Studdiford). 

Van Duyne, Isaac and Rachel Hoagland, May 20, 1826 (Boggs). 

Van Duyne, Isaac and Anna Re ullen, Nov. 4, 1869 (Blauvelt). 

Van Duyn, Jacob R. and Abigal Miller, May 1, 1817 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Duyn, John and Jane Stryker, Apr. 25, 1812 (Labagh). 

Van Dyne, John and Eliza Sutton, Dec. 28, 1816 (Hardenbergh). 

Van Duyn, John V. and Margaret Veghte, June 3, 1845 (Sears). 

Van Dyne, Peter and Jane Doty, Dec. 31, 1840 (Messier). 

Van Duyn, Robert G. and Martha Ross. Jan. 28, 1846 (Rodgers). 

Van Dyne, Thomas and Dinah Brokaw, Dec. 12, 1846 (Messier). 

Van Duyne, William and Maria Hagaman, Feb. 27, 1839 (Zabrisl- 

Van Dyke, Benjamin and Elsey Smith, Feb. 2, 1826 (Fisher). 

Van Dike, Cornelius and Lydia Vail, Nov. 4, 1815 (Boggs). 

Van Dyke, Cornelius and Catharine Flagg, Oct. 30, 1845 (Chambers). 

Van Dyke, George and Alice Jane Anderson, Oct. 20, i860 (Messier). 

Van Dyke, George and Frances C. Backer, Jan. 17, 1866 (Thompson). 

Van Dyke, George Washington and Jane Ricks, June 23, 1849 1 

ler). 
Van Dyke, Isaac and Jane Sutton, July 3, 1817 (Hardenbergh). 
Van Dyke, Isaac and Eliza Lewis. Nov. 1, 1832 (Fisher). 
Van Dyke, James C. and Mary Louisa Brown, Oct. 7, 1866 (Car- 

michael). 
Van Dike, Jemers and Martha Barcalow, May 13, 1824 (Brownlee). 
Van Dyke, John and Martha Beekman, Nov. 7, 1821 (Labagh). 
Van Dyke, John and Martha Bainbridge, Oct. 10, 1835 (Rice). 
Van Dyke, John and Mary D. Strong, Oct. 7, 1841 (Weeks). 
Van Dyke, John C. and Jane E. Wyckoff, Dec. 20, 1871 (Gardner). 
Van Dyke, John C. and Mary E. Cochrane, Jan. 1, 1873 (Pitcher). 
Van Dyke, Joseph and Lydia Huffman, Jan. 3, i860 (Cornell'. 
Van Dyke, Lewis and Jane Van Middlesworth, Nov. 6, 1832 (Wilson). 
Van Dyke, Peter and Cornelia Stryker, Nov. 6, 1824 1 Labagh). 
Van Dike. Philip and Hester ! ' uly 6, 1822 (Boggs). 

Van Dyke, Thomas and Isabel Tunison, May 19. 1849 (Ballard). 
Van Dike, William and Catharine Skillman, Dec. II, 1823 (Labagh). 
Van Dyk n B. and Alice R. Rappelyea, Feb. 27, 1877 (Sco- 

field). 
Van Fleet, Aaron J. and Ann. reb. 23, 1826 (Ludlow). 

Van Fleet, Abraham and Mary H. Bellis, Jan. 27, 1859 (Ludlow). 
Van Fleet, Abraham J. and Ann Van Doren, Jan. 8, 1829 (Ludlow). 
Van Fleet, Andrew and Mary Opdyke, Mar. 30, 1869 (Thompson). 



Somerset County Marriages, I/95-1879 297 

Van Fliet, Burgen H. and Mary Jane Sunderland, Oct. 23, 1834 (Lud- 
low ) . 

Van Fleet, David and Marian Dollivar, Oct. 7, 1835 (Messier). 

Van Fleet, Elias, Jr. and Sarah E. Provost, Dec. 30, 1868 (LeFevre). 

Van Fleet, Isaac and Alletta Q. Ammennan, Nov. 12, 1867 (Doolittle). 

Van Fleet, James and Margaret Bakehorn, Oct. 4. 1866 (Voorhees). 

Van Fleet, John A. and Mary Ann Huff, Nov. 13, 1852 (Ludlow). 

Van Fleet, John W. S. and Susan A. Quimby, July 29, 1863 (Searle). 

Van Fleet. Joseph S. and Gertrude V. D. Schenck, Oct. 21, 1863 (Voor- 
hees). 

Van Fleet, Peter T. B. and Ellen Williamson, Nov. 2, 1822 (Ludlow). 

Van Fleet, Sylvester S. and Elizabeth Flagg, Dec. 12, 1863 (Morse). 

Van Harlingen, Edward and Idah Van Duyne, Jan. 17, 1835 (Zabris- 
kie). 

Van Harlingen, John O. and Lemnata Staats, Dec. 21, 1830 (Zabriskie). 

Van Heiss, Freeman and Betsy Dennis, Jan. 19, 1864 (Searle). 

Van Hies, James Q. and Cornelia Van Zandt, June 1, 1843 (Chambers). 

Van Horn, Abraham and Harriet Wyckoff, Nov. 23, 1825 (Fisher). 

Van Horn, Abraham and Catharine M. Van Liew, Tune 25, 1863 (Rod- 
gers). 

Van Horn, C«sar and Hannah Viles, May 25, 1850 (Ludlow). 

Van Horn, Charles S. and Emily P. Van Dorn, Jan. 9, 1870 (Griffiths). 

Van Horn, Jonathan and Mary E. Stryker, Mar. 2, 1871 (Messier). 

Van Horn, Joseph and Elizabeth A. Crouse, Sept. n, 1862 (LeFevre). 

Van Horn, Matthew and Brachie Roseboom, Dec. 13, 1803 (Studdi- 
ford). 

Van Horn, William C. and Phebe Goal, Nov. 19, 1864 (Morse). 

Van Horn, William J. and Margaret L. Burd, Oct. 28, 1857 (Doolittle). 

Van Hounten, Jacob G. and Mary Elizabeth Hill, Apr. 12, 1840 (Har- 
ris). 

Van Houten, James C. and Margaret A. Hill, Oct. 17, 1854 (Rankin). 

Van Houten, James M. and Mary A. Tunison. July 4, 1857 (Lockwood). 

Van Huyse, Cornelius and Elsie Merrill, Nov. 9, 181 5 (Zabriskie). 

Van Huyse, Isaac and Sarah Staats, Jan. 6, 1816 (Zabriskie). 

Van Keuren, Charles Augustus and Ella F. Van Keum, Oct. 15, 1877 
(Eaton). 

Van Kirk, A. J. and Ann Hoagland, Oct. 22, 1851 (Gardner). 

Van Kirk, Benjamin and Eliza Terhune, Oct. 16, 1844 (Talmage). 

Van Kirk, Charles and Mary Emma Brokaw (col'd), Jan. 15, 1873 (Me-- 
sick ) . 

Van Kirk, Cornelius and Jane Sutphen, Jan. 3, 1849 (Messier). 

Van Kirk, David and Harriet Cornell, Jan. 30, 1819 (Boggs). 

Van Kirk, Edward and Alletta Blue, Jan. 19, 1831 (Zabriskie). 

Van Kirk, Elnathan D. and Sarah Ann Van Fleet, Feb. 17, 1846 (Lud- 
low). 

Van Kirk, John D. and Margaret Hunt, June 7, 1871 (Voorhees). 

Van Kirk, Nathan and Hannah Staats, Oct. 26, 1822 (Boggs). 

Van Liew, Charles and Julia Ann Baker, Aug-. II, 1857 (Cornell). 

Van Liew, Condit and Margaret Van Middlesworth, Sept. 27, 1815 I La- 
bagh). 



298 Somerset County Historical Quar 

Van Liew, Cornelius D. and Catharine Van Zandt, Sept. 21, 1844 (Van 
Dor en ) . 

Van Liew, Dennis and Sarah Layton, Feb. 16, 1820 (Hardenbergh). 

Van Liew, Dennis and Elizabeth Goltra, Apr. 30, 1851 (English). 

Van Liew, Dennis, Jr. and Hannah Williamson, Jan. 30, 1834 (Lud- 
low ) . 

Van Lieuw, Firman and Ellen DeGroot, Aug. 20, 1857 (Rodgers). 

Van Liew, Frederick and Susan S. Doughty, Sept. 27, 1871 (Rowland). 

Van Liew, Frederick F. and Mariah Voorhees, Aug. 24, 1814 (Fonde). 

Van Liew, Frederick V. D. and Catharine Eldert, Apr. 29, 1848 (Van 
Doren). 

Van Liew, Harry and Alary Bergen, Aug. 27, 1831 (Rodgers). 

Van Liew, Henry and Julia Ann Fisher, Dec. 26, 1848 (Rodger-,) 

Van Liew, Henry V. and Mary Louisa Amerman, Oct. 13, 1858 ( Le 
Fevre ) . 

Van Liew, Jeremiah and Margaret Baird, Mar. 2, 1815 (Labagh). 

Van Liew, John C. and Mary Van Derveer, Dec. 10, 1833 (Ludlow). 

Van Liew, John L. and P. Antoinette Annin, Jan. 24, 1854 (English). 

Van Liew, Simon and Mahala Emmons, Nov. 13, 1839 (Blauvelt). 

Van Liew, Simon S. and Elizabeth S. Bergen, Sept. 25, 1844 (Messier). 

Van Marter, Joseph and Alice Ann Polhemus, Sept. 7, 1855 (Carrell). 

Van Mator, Jacob S. and Mary Catharine Stryker, Nov. 3, 1847 (Lud- 
low). 

Van Middlesworth, Andrew and Ann Waldron, Jan. 12, 1809 (Vreden- 
burgh). 

Van Middlesworth, Garret and Rebecca Van Cleef, Jan. 15, 1818 (Za- 
briskie). 

Van Middlesworth, Henry and Elizabeth Talmage, Feb. 26, 1807 (Vre- 
denburgh). 

Van Middlesworth, Henry and Mary Fenner, Apr. 24, 1869 (Carter). 

Van Middlesworth, John and Emiline Stevenson, Dec. 31, 1843 (Mess- 
ier). 

Van Middlesworth, John and Lucretia Ditmars, Oct. 24, 1861 (Gard- 
ner). 

Van Middlesworth, Nicholas and E. Gamlin, Jan. 22, 1845 (Coddington, 

J- P.)- 

Van Middlesworth. Tunis and Nelly Wyckoff, Nov. 19, 1813 (Labagh). 

Van Middlesworth, Tunis and Sarah Kershow, Mar. 16, 1831 (Labagh). 

Van Middlesworth, and Rebecca Probasco, Mar. 13, 1794 (Stud- 

difonl). 

Van Middlesworth. and Elizabeth Cock, Nov. 1, 1799 (Studdi- 

ford). 
Van Nest, Abraham and Christiana Wortman, Mar. 15, 1810 (Har- 

\ denbergh). 
Van Nest, Abraham and Rachel Ann Smith, Sept. 11, 1844 (Zabriskie). 
Van Ne'ste, Abraham and Catharine A. Hall, Sept. 27, t86o (Ludlow). 
Van Nest, Abraham G. and Maria S. French, Oct. 4, 1848 (Van Neste). 
Van Nest, Benjamin and Dinah Waterhouse, Oct. 4, 1862 (Daniels). 
Van Ness, Charles D. and Isabella Hunter, May 17, 1869 (Griffith). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1S79 299 

Van Nest, Christopher and Catharine Voorhees, Feb. 26, 1801 (Snow- 
den). 
Van Nest. Cornelius and Betsy Todd, Sept. 10, 1812 (Hardenbergh). 
Van Nest, Cornelius and Susannah Van Derveer, Feb. 19. 1834 (Za- 

briskie). 
Van Ness, Cornelius and Ruth Mone, Feb. 16, 1837 (Cox). 
Van Nest, Cornelius, Jr. and Henrietta Totten, Oct, 29, 1874 (Rodgers). 
Van Nest, Dennis T. and Sarah M. Voorhees, Nov. 21, 1867 (Ludlow). 
Van Nest, Edward H. and Harret Hall, Nov, 25, 1837 (Ludlow). 
Van Nest, Elijah and Mariah Van Horn, Mar. 6, 1847 (Campbell). 
Van Nest, George and Maria Spruce, Feb. 9, 1805 (Studdiford) . 
Van Nest, George and Phebe Van Nest, July 2, 1817 (Vredenburgh). 
Van Nest, George and Mary Talmage, Oct. 15, 1817 (Vredenburgh). 
Van Nest, George and Margaret Davenport, Dec. 19, 1839 (Campbell). 
Van Neste, George and Mary Ann Brokaw, Nov. 17, 1858 (Gardner). 
Van Nest. George and Sarah Jane Heath, Aug. 8, 1866 (Boswell). 
Van Ness, Henry and Jane Bakeman, Apr. 12, 1823 (Watson). 
Van Nest, Henry V. D. and Diadama Appleton, Oct. 24, 1867 (Ludlow). 
Van Ness, Jacob and Margaret Bird, Nov. 25, 1843 (Cox). 
Van Nest, Jacob, Jr. and Helen Ann Van Syckle, Sept. 18, 1844 (Lud- 
low ) . 
Van Nest, James and Susan Hull, May 2j, 1858 (Lockwood). 
Van Nest, James and Mary M. Worman, Oct. 22, 1863 (LeFevre). 
Van Nest, James V. D. and Mary E. Vanderveer, June 17, 1874 (Mc 

William). 
Van Nest, Jerome and Catharine Powelson, Jan. 24, 1855 (Brush). 

Nest, John and Mary Dow, Apr. 26, 1803 (Studdiford). 
Van Nest, John and Jane Van Nest, Dec. 15, 1803 (Vredenburgh). 
Van Nest. John and Nancy Todd, June 12, 1813 (Hardenbergh). 
Van Nest, John and Harriet A. Beekmar., Aug. 8, 1826 (Boggs). 
Van Nest, John and Jane Dickinson, Feb. 29, 1852 (Sears) 
Van Ness, John A. and Elizabeth Saums, May 1, 1851 (Ludlow). 
Van Nest, John C. and Mahete Taylor, Oct. 6, 1872 (Pitcher). 
Van Neste, John G. and Sarah Wortman, Apr. 14, 1814 (Vredenburgh). 
Van Nest. John Vredenburgh and Mary Tabitha Stryker, Feb. 26, 1846 

i Zabriskie). 
Van Ness, Michael and Phebe Pangborn, Jan. 4, 1865 (Searle). 
Van Nest, Peter and Maria Van Arsdale, Jan. 13, 1842 (Schenck). 
Van Nest, Peter and Kate Bunn, Jan. 12, 1865 (Messier). 

Neste, Peter and Susan V. Jones. Jan. 12, 1871 (Messli 
Van Nest, Thomas and Ereline Cray, Jan. 30, 1873 (LeFevre). 
Van Nest, William and Doborah Nevius, Jan. 12, 1826 (Fisher). 
Van Ness, William and Mary Ann Iluch, Oct. 5, 1855 (CarrelH. 

Nest, William A. and Ellen M. Tunison, Jan. 4, 1874 (Doolittle,. 

Van Nest, and Sally Voorhees, Nov. 12, 1808 (Hardenbergh). 

Van Nortwick, Abram S. and Helen Mar,. I Oct. 15, 1845 (Blait- 

velt). 
i Nortwick. Henry and Jane Van Syckle, July 7, 1863 (Rodgers). 
n Nortwick, John and ^ec. 15, 1804, 1 Vredenburgh). 

Van Nortwick, John and Jane Suydam, Feb. 12, 1830 (Van Kleek). 



300 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

Van Nortwick, M. H. and R. Adelie Pierce, May 16, 1871 (LeFevre). 

Van Nortwick, Philip and Elizabeth Hanvil, Mar. 3, 1801 (Finley). 

Van Nortwick, Simon and Lucretia Nevius, Oct. 31, 1812 (Labagh). 

Van Nortwick, Simon and Katy Van Dorn, Nov. 27, 1817 (Zabriskie). 

Van Nortwick, Simon and Susan Smith, Oct. 24, 1832 (Zabriskie) 

Van Nostrand, Christopher and Elizabeth French, Apr. 3, 1809 (Vre- 
denburgh). 

Van Nostrand, Clarkson and Miss Ditmars, Jan. 5, 1807 (Studdiford). 

Van Nostrand, Cornelius and Gertrude Bevach, Feb. 10, 1847 (Zabris- 
kie). 

Van Nostrand, Isaac and Mariah Bush, May 19, 1827 (Boggs). 

Van Nostrand, Isaac and Eunice M. Coriell, June 30, 1827 (Boggs). 

Van Nostrand, Isaac and Catharine C. Van Tine, Oct. 6. 1847 (Fish). 

Van Nostrand, Jacob W. and Phebe Maria Eldert, Aug. 28, 1839 (Van 
Doren). 

Van Nostrand, John and Elizabeth Hodge, Mar. 22, 1825 (Boggs). 

Van Nostrand, John, Jr. and Mary B. Hoagland, Feb. 2! | Zabris- 

kie). 

Van Nostrand, Ralph and Magdalen Van Liew, Feb. 12, 1814 (Fonde). 

Van Nostrand, William and Adeline P. Brokaw, June 17, 1857 (Mess- 
ier). 

Van Nuys, Abraham and Mariah Powelson, Feb. 9, 181 5 (Labagh). 

Van Nuys, Abram and Mary E. Williamson, Oct. 3. 1866 (Gardner). 

Van Nuis, Bergen B. and Jane H. Cortelyou, Dec. 2, 1848 (Blauvelt). 

Van Nuys, Cornelius and Eviline Cruser, Dec. 23, 1857 (Gardner). 

Van Nuis, Henry S. and Sarah Staats, Nov. 26, 1856 (Doolittk). 

Van Nuys, Garret and Martha Maria Van Doren, Nov. 4, 1863 (Belden). 

Van Nuys, Garret Wyckoff and Alice Jane Sculthorp, Sept. 27, 1871 
(Dutcher). 

Van Nuyse, Henry and- Eliza Stewart, Feb. 25, 1826 (Van Kleek). 

Van Nuyse, Isaac and Maria Eyck, Dec. 5, 1836 (Zabriskie). 

Van Nuys, Isaac I. and Sarah S. Van Zandt, Feb. 1, 1845 (Talmage). 

Van Nuys, Isaac I. and Mariah W. Voorhees, Jan. 13, 1850 (Van 
Doren). 

Van Nuys, James and Nelly Hardenbuck, Feb. 8, 1801 (Studdiford). 

Van Nuys, James and Letitia 1 tec. 4, 1823 (Zabriskie). 

Van mes S. and Ellen V. Petei b. 12, 1846 (Ludlow). 

Van Nuys. John D. and Matilda B. Voorb- 13, 1851 (Gardner). 

Van Nyes, John Staats and Mary Van Cleef, Aug. 17, 1842 (Zabriskie). 

Van Nuys, Lawrence V. and Margaret Polhemus, Nov. 11, 1845 (Gard- 
ner). 

Van Nuys, Peter and Nelly Quick, Jan. 19, 1809 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Nuys, Peter and Catharine Quick, Nov. 17, 1814 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Nuys, Peter and Catharine Quick, Jan. 18, 1820 (Zabriskie). 

Van Nuyse, Peter L. and Catharii /on, Nov. 5, 1854 (Sears). 

Van Nuys, Peter L. P. and Rachel Ann Cruser, Sept. 5, i860 (Gardner). 

Van Nuys, Peter N. and Margaret Ann Van Cleef, May 22. 1850 ( Gard- 
nei 

Van Nuys, Simon and Ellen Schenck, Feb. (Ludlow). 

Vanorman. John and Mary Silvana, July 22, 1865 (Parsons). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 301 

Van Pelt, Abraham and Frances Gulick, Mar. 29, 1835 (Sears). 

Van Pelt, Andrew and Mariah Van Arsdalen, Nov. 18, 1822 (Fisher). 

Van Pelt, Christopher and Sally Todd, Nov. 28, 181 1 (Bent). 

Van Pelt, Dominicus and Jane Cruser, Oct. 5, i860 (Gardner). 

Van Pelt, Elias and Deana Shokley, Aug. 17, 1870 (Rodgers). 

Van Pelt, Garret T. and Susan E. King. Nov. 3, 1866 (Messier). 

Van Pelt, Henry and Mary Buckamin, May 5," 1838 (Talmage). 

Van Pelt, Henry and Hannah H. Scofield, May 21, 1845 (English). 

Van Pelt, Henry C. and Elizabeth Stults, Ian. 15, 1853 (Gardner). 

Van Pelt, Henry V. and Mary E. Little, Dec. 25, 1867 (Doolittle). 

Van Pelt, Jacob and Catharine J. Cooper, Oct. 6, 1832 (Wilson). 

Van Pelt, Jacob C. and Jane Whitlock, Mar. 29. 1835 (Cruser, J. P.). 

Van Pelt, James and Frances Stryker, Aug. 16, 1817 (Labagh). 

Van Pelt, Jefferson and Elizabeth Vliet, July 5, 1823 (Zabriskie). 

Van Pelt, John and Aaltzie Amerman, April 18, 1797 (Harlingen). 

Van Pelt, Joseph and Charity Flereboome, Apr. 29, 1795 (Studdiford). 

Van Pelt, Matthew and Lydia V. Smith, Mar. 2, 1872 (Doolittle). 

Van Pelt, Matthew T. and' Mary V. Ditmars, Mar. 2, 1870 (LeFevre). 

Van Pelt, Matthias Ten Eyck and Maria Bennet, Aug. 25, 1810 (Stud- 
diford). 

Van Pelt, Peter and Maria Brokaw, Mar. 1, 1810 (Vredenburgh). 

Van Pelt, Peter S. and Mary Sutphen, Dec. 7, 1842 (Talmage). 

Van Pelt, Ralph and Katie Powelson, Dec. 5. 1871 (Pool). 

Van Pelt, Ruben and Margaret S. Vredenburgh, Feb. 15, 1827 (Van 
Kleek). 

Van Riper, John and Ann Jefferson, Nov. 30, 1844 (Westbrook). 

Van Sickel, Andrew and Rebecca Lane, Jan. 1, 1789 (Studdiford). 

Van Sicklen, Ferdinand and Eliza Sharp, Oct. 2, 1815 (Fonde). 

Van Sickle, James and Nelly Van Sickle, Mar. J5, 1810 (Studdiford). 

Van Syckle, Louis E. and Francis Vactor, Feb. 3, 1869 (Mesick). 

Van Sickle, Peter K. and Elizabeth Bird, Mar. 14, 1857 (Auten, J. P.). 

Van Tuyle, Jonathan and Jane Pennington, Apr. 12, 1834 (Cox). 

Van Tuyle, Otto and Charlotte Sophia Bolmer, July 10, 1830 (Van 
Kleek). 

Van Tuyl, Samuel and Hannah Welsh, Jan. 29, 1814 (McDowell). 

Van Tyne, Abraham and Jemima b. 20, 1823 (Zabriskie). 

P ter and Maria Buckelevv, Nov. 22, 1812 (Zabriskie). 

Van Tyne, Peter and Amelia Alien, Feb. 21, 1854 (Gardner). 

Van Tyne, William and Ogburn, Oct. 18, 1857 i Lom n). 

Van Vechten, Henry and Mary D< Ian. 13, 1859 (Rodgers). 

Van Vechten, James and Hager A. Hall, Nov. 17, 1859 (Mesick). 
-Van Vleit, Abraham and Nelly Lane, Feb. 22, 1796 (Studdiford). 

Van Vliet, Abraham and Mary Ten Broeck, Jan. 31, 1801 (Studdiford). 

Van Vleet, Abraham and Rebecca Voorhees, Dec. 12, 1804 (Studdi- 
ford). 

Van Vliet, Jacob K. and Nancy Kitchen, Dec. 31, 1868 (Pitcher). 

Van Vliet, John and EI12 Emmans, Oct. 25, 1795 (Studdiford). 

Van Vliet, John A. and Susan Barger, Feb. 18, 1796 (Studdiford) 

Van Vliet, Peter and Catharine Van Vliet, Mar. 1, 1800 (Studdiford). 

Van Vliet, Phillip T. and Gertrude V. Daley, Nov. 10, 1870 (Pitcher). 



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Van Vliet, William and Rebecca Voorhees, May 13, 1840 (Messier). 

Van Vliet, and Jumy , Dec. 20, 1797 (Studdiford). 

Van Voorhees, Abraham and Jane Rappleyea, July 14, 1803 (.Vreden- 

burgh). 
Van Zandt, Garret and Catharine E. Staats, Feb. 10, 1858 (Mesick). 
Van Zandt, Henry and Mercy Stout, Dec. 2-j, 1795 (Ewing). 
Van Zandt, Henry D. and Elizabeth M. Reger, May 25, 1875 (Mesick). 
Van Zant, Isaac and Catharine Malat, Nov. 18, 181 5 (Labagh). 
Van Zant, Isaac and Jannette Stout, Oct. 22, 1853 (Messt 
Van Zant, Isaac and Sarah Van Derveer, Nov. 9, 1853 (Campbell). 
Van Zandt, James and Catharine Nevius, Sept. 7, 1842 (Talmage 
Van Zandt, Jame> 1 Elizabeth Veghte, Feb. 2, 1848 (Sears). 

Van Zant, John and Ann Voorhees, Nov. 20, 1817 (Labagh). 
Van Zant, John and Gertrude Bird, Oct. 5, 1820 (Vredenburgh). 
Van Zant, John and Margaret S. Fine, Aug. 25, 1847 (Van Neste). 
Van Zandt, John and Eli, oorhees, June 28, [861 1 Cornell). 

Van Zandt, John and Margretta Skillman, Jan. in, [862 (Romeyn). 
Van Zandt, John C. and Susan D. Wright, Jan. [9, [832 1 Lowrey, J. P.). 
Van Zandt, John I. and Elizabeth Peter pt. 21. 1837 (Ludlow). 

Van Zandt, Peter and Maggie Stryker, Sept. 12 (or 22), 1816 ( Zabris- 

kie). 
Van Zandt, Peter S. and Cornelia Skillman, Jan. 6, 1852 (Ludlow). 
Van Zandt, Peter Stryker and Elizabeth R. Garretson, Oct. 11, 1874 

(Mesicl- 
Van Zandt, William and Eleanor Jeroloman, June 4, 1857 (Brush). 
Van Zandt, William S. and Phebe Angeline Van Pelt, Dec. 26, 1866 

I Doolittle). 
Van Zandt, Winant and Rachel Smith, Jan. 24, 1822 (Zabriskie). 
Vaughn, Francis and Rachel Ruckman, Nov. 10, 1830 (Cox). 
Vaughn, Lorenzo and Catharine Voorhees, Mar. 14, 1831 (Labagh). 
Veghte, Abraham and Gertrude Nevius, Jan. 16, 1817 (Zabriskie). 
Veghte, Abraham and Ann F. Van Nest^ Oct. 11, 1843 (Messier). 
Veghte, Benjamin and Martha Quick, Oct. 20, 1852 (Messier). 
Veghte, Christopher and Catharine M. Wyckoff, Nov. 25, 1846 ( \ 

Doren). 
Veghte, Henry and Ann Maria Terhune, .May 17, 1845 (Talmage). 
Veghte, Henry V. and Elizabeth V. Schenck, Sept. 28, 1852 (Dater). 
Veghte, Isaac and Ann Wilson, Jan. 2, 1817 (Zabriskie). 
Veghte, Jacob C. and Maria N. Voorhees, Dec. 31, 1851 (Sears). 
Veghte, John and Margare: . Dec. 11. 1824 (Labagh). 

Veghte, John and Marian Staats, Aug. 28, 1827 (Zabriskie). 
Veghte, John H. and Phebe S. Schenck, Nov. 19, 1S44 ( Messier). 
Veghte, John H. and Kate M. Herder, Nov. 14, 1865 (Ludlow I. 
Veghte, John V. and Sophia Veghte, Aug. 24, 185 1 (Craven). 
Veghte. Nicholas and Cornelia I 'ig. 1, 1813 (Labagh). 

Veghte, Rynear and Sarah Swan, Oct. 16, 1823 
Veghte, Thomas and Julette Talmage, Oct. 21, 1835 ' Whitehead). 
Vehslage, Henry, Jr. and Harriet T. Delong, Nov. 12, 1861 (Corni 
Veldran, William and Margaret G. Duyckinck, Oct. 23, 1850 (Blau- 

velt). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 303 

Vermule, Adrian and Maria Veghte, June 3, 1852 (Sears). 

Ver Mule, Cornelius, Jr. and Margaret Pierson, Feb. 6, 1806 (Shelly). 

Vermule, Elivimas and Catharine Coddington, Dec. 16, 1844 (Cox). 

Vermulen, Frederick and Permelia Davis, Oct. 6, 1816 (Boggs). 

Vermuele, Henry C. and Annie Giddis, Jan. 19, 1868 (Carmichael). 

Vermulen, Isaac D. and Mary Field, Jan. 30, 181 7 (Boggs). 

Vermule, John and Mary Ann Acdor. Jan. 25, 1823 (Boggs). 

Vermule, John I. and Polly Couvert, Dec. 25, 1822 (Cole). 

Vermule, Leonard and Elsey Boice, Mar. 11, 1820 (Boggs). 

Verness, David and Phebe Stryker, Dec. 24, 1857 (Mesick). 

Vescelius, Isaac and Ellen Van Dervoort, Dec. 28, 1831 (Blauvell 

Vescelius, John and Catharine Field, June 1, 1837 (Blauvelt ). 

Viccar, Peter M. and Ann Eliza Fitzpatrick, June — , 1829 (Blauvelt). 

Virpeibach, Edward and Mary W. Davis, Oct. 27, 1859 (Ludlow). 

Vlereboome, Peter and Libby LaTourette, Jan. 31, 1829 (Ludlow). 

Vliet, Peter and Phebe Van Duyne, July 7, 1861 (Cornell). 

Vliet, Richard and Ida Bunn, Jan. — , 1830 (Blauvelt). 

Vliet, Richard S. and Elizabeth Swick, Oct. 10, 1867 (Blauvelt). 

Vliet, Simon and Hannah Lowe, July 6, 1833 (Messier). 

Vliet, Thodoie F. and Mary Elizabeth Jeroloman, May 24, 1866 
( Thompson ) . 

Vliet, William and Catharine Wyckoff, July 22, 1836 (Zabriskie). 

Vliet, William, Jr. and Lydia Ann Auten, May 27, 1843 (Blauvelt 1. 

Vliet, William B. and Charity Smith, July 2, 1859 (Blauvelt). 

Vohl, Jacob and 1 i Mantz, Jan. 6, 1859 (Folwell). 

Voorhees. Abraham and Margaret Wyckoff, Dec. 21, 1804 (Studdiford). 

Voorhees, Abraham and Eliza Simonson, Jan. 18, 1812 (Vredenburgh). 

Voorhees, Abraham and Margaret Hains, Mar. 24, 1814 (McDowell). 

Voorhees, Abraham and Catharine Fisher, Jan. 2, 1823 (Boggs). 

Voorhees, Abraham and Eliza Whitlock, Feb. 22, 1837 (Ludlow), 
"rhees, Abraham and Phebe Staats, Sept. 26, 1839 (Zabriskie). 

Voorhees, Abraham and Catharine S. Veghte, Jan. 8, 1840 (Sears). 

Voorhees, Abraham and Mary Stryker, 'Oct. 9, .1842 (Talmage). 

Voorhees, Abraham and Martha Gulick, Feb. 26, 1852 (Seal 

Voorhees, Abraham and Susannah Maria Ten Eyck, Oct. 28, 1857 (Doo- 
little). 

Voorhees, Abraham G. and Mary Moffit, Nov. 25, 1817 (Vredenburgh). 

Voorhees, Abraham J. and Ida Van Liew, Feb. 13, 1817 (Fonde). 

Voorhees, Abraham Van Dorn and Magie C. Jorolaman, Oct. 30, 1867 
( Thompson ) . 

Voorhees, Abraham V. and Lydia P. Hughes, Feb. 1, 1875 (Gardner). 

Voorhees, Adam and Selah Van Middlesworth, Oct. 5, 1833 (Wilson). 

Voorhees, Adam and Mary Dickerson, Sept. 26, 1852 (Dater ). 

Voorhees, Amadee F. and Rebecca H. Southard, Nov. 10, 1853 (Craven). 

Voorhees, Andrew and Elizabeth Hixson, Oct. 17, 1832 (Zabriskie). 

Voorhees, Andrew and Alletta Ann Garrabrant, Mar. 23, 1839 (Lud- 
low). 

Voorhees, Andrew Jackson and Esther Low, Oct. 18, 1849 (Blauvelt). 
..rhees, Benjamin V. D. and Mary E. Nevius, Dec. 15, 1859 (Doo- 
littie). 



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■rhees, Bergen and Ann Cooper Skillman, Feb. 26, 1857 (Romeyn). 

Voorhees, Bergen B. and Marrietta Pittenger, Oct. 26, 1869 (Messier). 

Voorhees, Bernard Stryker and Margaret Skillman, Dec. 15, 1852 
1 Sears). 

Voorhees, C. and Sarah Jane Lattourette, Nov. 21, 1846 (Ludlow). 
irhees, C. Van Marter W. and Charlotte E. Knowlton, Feb. 15, i860 
1 Van Doren). 

Voorhees, Christopher V. A. and Catharine Covert, Feb. 28, 1831 (La- 
bagh). 

Voorhees, Cornelius and Phebe Lewis, Dec. 1, 181 2 (Hardenbergh). 

Voorhees, Cornelius, Jr. and Catharine Smith, Dec. 9, 1812 (Harden- 
bergh ) . 

Voorhees, Cornelius C. and Achsa Maria Scott, June 16, 1855 (Messier). 

Voorhees, Courtlin and Jane Ann Stryker, Oct. 20, 1829 (Zabriskie). 

Voorhees, Cyrenious T. and Elizabeth Whitenack, Nov. 27, 1842 (Tal- 
mage ) . 

Voorhees, Daniel and Sarah Dowe, May 3, 1819 (Hardenbergh). 

Voorhees, Daniel and Louisa Doty, Nov. 28, 1839 (Rodgers). 

Voorhees, David and Rebecca Hagaman, Dec. 15, 1838 (Talmage). 

Voorhees, David M. and Sarah O. Kelley, Oct. 23, 1840 (Ludlow). 

Voorhees, Derick and Ellenor Van Kirk, Oct. 22, 1808 ( Vredenburgh ) . 
hies; Edward L. and Sarah K. Da\ ti] orl Oct. 3, 1872 (Gulsie). 

Voorhees, Elbert S. and Rachel Suydam, May 27, 1842 (Sears). 

Voorhees, Ezekiel and Amanda Hagaman, Jan. 7, 1841 (Talmage). 

Voorhees, Ezekiel and Christiana Light, Jan. 1, 1853 (Gardner). 

Voorhees, Frederic and Anna Louisa Metier, Oct. 6, 1858 (Gardner). 

Voorhees, Garret and Bets) Van Doren, Mar. 30, 1809 (Hardenbergh). 

Voorhees, Garret and Margaret Montfort, Feb. 4, 1815 (Labagh). 

Voorhees, Garret and Margaretta Baird, Nov. 18, 1857 (Gardner). 

Voorhees, Garret and Selina Huff. Sept. 19, 1871 (Ludlow). 

Voorhees, Garret A. and Maria Van Derveer, Oct. 17, 1838 (Zabriskie). 

Voorhees, Garret S. and Adaline Veghte, Oct. 10, 1837 (Sears). 

Voorhees, George and Catharine Van Doren, Feb. 16, 1822 (Fisher). 

Voorhees, George L. and Mary Jane Huff, Sept. 28, 1859 (Ludlow 

Voorhees, Gerardus and Eleanor Smith, Oct. 8, 1863 (Messier). 

Voorhees, Harrison and Mary Field, Dec. 31, 1846 (Rodgers). 

Voorhees, Henr\ et L. Rulofson, Sept. 15. 1858 > LeFevre). 

Voorhees, Henry P. and Margaret M. Hall, June 15, 1839 1 Ludlow). 
hees, Isaac and Amy Baker, Jan. 16, 1810 (Studdifo 

Voorhees, Isaac and Dumond, Feb. 16, 1822 ( Fisher). 

Voorhees, Isaac and Mariah Lane, Dec. 18, 1822 (Fisher). 

Voorhees, Isaac and Phebe Bayles, Oct. 13, 1836 (Wilsoi 

Voorhees, Isaac and Joanna Stryker, Jan. 30, 1850 (Ludlo 

Voorhees, Isaac and Margaret H. Vliet, Jan. 20, 1853 (Van Doren). 

Voorhees, Isaac A. and Catharine Hutchinson, Nov 9, 1854 (Van Dor- 
en). 

Voorhees, Isaac S. and Abigail Voorhees, June 5, 181 igh). 

Voorhees, Isaac J. and Ann Eliza Garretson, Nov. 9, 1848 (Rodgers). 

Voorhees, J. Van Cleef and Elizabeth Cortelyou, Dec. 12, 1847 (Sears). 

Voorhees, Jacob and Rachel Powelson, Oct. 3, 1812 (Hardenbergh). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 305 

Voorhees, Jacob and Cornelia Stryker, May 22, 1817 (Labagh). 
Voorhees, Jacob and Ellenor Cummings, Sept. 8, 1819 (Rrownlee). 
Voorhees, Jacob and Jane Stryker, Nov. 23, 1827 (Ludlow) 
Voorhees, Jacob and Elizabeth Peterson, Dec. 28, 1848 (Ludlow). 
Voorhees, Jacob C. and Rebecca Ann Dunn, May 20, 1847 (Fish). 
Voorhees, Jacob D. and Ellen Ann Hall, Nov. 30, 1870 (Ludlow). 
Voorhees, Jacob P. and Elizabeth Auten Lowe, Jan. 1, 18G0 (Doolittle). 
Voorhees, Jacob W. and Mariah L. Shultz, Jan. 22, 1842 (Van Doren). 
Voorhees, Jacob W. and Martha A. Whitenack, Mar. 25, 1863 (Gard- 
ner). 
Voorhees, Jacobus and Sarah Van Arsdalen, July 17, 1810 (Vreden- 
burgh ) . 
Voorhees, James and Amy Harris, Dec. 3, 1806 (Vredenburgh). 
Voorhees, James and Rachel Hall. May 3, 1817 (Vredenburgh). 
Voorhees, James and Jane McCollugh, July 5, 1840 (Rodgers). 
Voorhees, James and Elizabeth Vliet, Mar. 9, 1847 (Van Doren). 
Voorhees, James and Sarah Ann Van Natta, Feb. 20, 1861 (Messier). 
Voorhees. lames C. and Sarah Hoagland, Oct. 23, 1830 ( Ludlow). 
Voorhees, Tames C. and Mary Young, Oct. 29, 1842 (Ludlow). 
Voorhees, fames C. and Gertrude M. Cole, Feb. 14, 1875 (Messier). 
Voorhees. James L. and Mariah Smith, Sept. 17, 1828 (Zabriskie). 
Voorhees, James V. D. and Sarah Vactor, Nov. 13, 1861 (Mesick). 
Voorhees, jaques and Ann Van Liew, Feb. 2, 1814 (Fonde). 
Voorhees, Jaquis and Sarah Allen, Aug. 14, 1828 (Ludlow). 
Voorhees, John and Elizabeth Powelson, Jan. 19, 1809 (Hardcnbergh). 
Voorhees, John and Elizabeth Davis, Dec. 15. 1810 (Labagh). 
Voorhees. John and Betsy Parker, Nov. 13, 181 1 (Bent). 
Voorhees, "lohn and Ellen Golfry, Mar. 8, 1816 (Galpin). 
Voorhees, John and Phebe Bateman, Apr. 3, 1819 (Galpin). 
Voorhees, John and Elizabeth Skillman, Dec. 19, 1821 (Labagh). 
Voorhees, John and Margaret Deforest, July 25, 1824 (Fisher). 
Voorhees, John and Jane Honeyman, Feb. 12, 1825 (Galpin). 
Voorhees, John and Eliza Voorhees, Nov. 8, 1826 (Van Kleek). 
Voorhees, John and Margaret Ann Veghte, Nov. 4, 1840 (Sears). 
Voorhees, John and Gertrude L. Brokaw, Oct. 18, 1849 (Gardner). 
Voorhees. Tohn and Harriet Brokaw, Nov. 27, 1873 (Pitcher). 
Voorhees, John A. and Gertrude A. Bergen, Aug. 16, 1846 (Messier). 
Voorhees, John Albert and Mary Ellen Elbertson, Sept. 27, 1866 

(Searle). 
Voorhees, John C. and Sarah Whitenack, Feb. 9, 1826 (Ludlow). 
Voorhees, John C. and Anne Hudnot, Jan. 27, 1859 (Lockwood). 
Voorhees, John D. and Mary E. Van Arsdale, Apr. 19, 1855 (Gardner). 
Voorhees, John G. and Elizabeth McWilliams, July 9, 1836 (Blau- 

velt). 
Voorhees, John H. and Ellenor Tunison, Dec. 28, 1808 (Vredenburgh). 
Voorhees, John S. and Phebe Tunison, Sept. 8, 1831 (Rodgers). 
Voorhees, John S. and Ann E. Opie, Mar. 4, 1854 (Gardner). 
Voorhees, John S. and Mary G. Beauram, Sept. 15, i860 (Gardner). 
Voorhees, John V. P. and Abigail Jane Smith, Apr. 24, 1834 (Rodgers). 



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Voorhees, John W. and Maria Voorhees, Jan. 15, 1846 (Ludlow). 

Voorhees, Joseph and Dinah Voorhees, Dec. 2/1817 (Labagh). 

Voorhees, Joseph Hardenbergh and Garretta Van Syckle Vliet, July 9, 
1864 (Blauvelt). 

Voorhees, Lucas and Anne Emery, Apr. 19, 1806 (Studdiford ). 

Voorhees, Lucas and Mariah Cornell, Sept. 14, 1819 (Zabriskie). 

Voorhees, Martin and Phebe Norris, Nov. 19, 1819 (Brownlee). 

Voorhees, Martin and Mariah Cortelyou, Sept. 30, 1835 (Zabriskie). 

Voorhees, Martin T. and Charlotte Stryker, Nov. 13, 1867 (Gardner). 

Voorhees, Minnah and Jemima Suydam, Apr. 20, 1830 (Fisher). 

Voorhees, Nicholas and Sarah Dumon, Apr. 18, 1818 (Vredenburgh). 

Voorhees, Peter and Lemetha Simonson, Feb. 12, 1804 (Vredenburgh). 

Voorhees, Peter and Betsy Van Nest, Sept. 14, 1809 (Hardenbergh). 

Voorhees, Peter and Rachel Ann Kline, Jan. 26, 1828 (Fisher). 

Voorhees, Peter and Rebecca Baird, Mar. 6, 1850 (Ludlow). 

Voorhees, Peter and Maria L. Van Nuys, Oct. 9, 1850 (Gardner). 

Voorhees, Peter and Ellenor Aller, June 16, 1857 (Lockvvood). 

Voorhees, Peter Dumont and Magaline Sutphen, June 28, 1843 (Zabris- 
kie). 

Voorhees, Peter O. and Frances Stryker, Mar. 10, 1827 (Labagh). 

Voorhees, Peter R. and Penelope Lattourette, Feb. 23, 1843 (Ludlow). 

Voorhees, Peter Stryker and Ida French, Jan. 2, 1830 (Zabriskie). 

Voorhees, Peter V. A. and Ida J. Bellis, Oct. 22, 1853 (Ludlow). 

Voorhees, Priam and Dinah Jane Addis, Sept. 27, 1855 (Van Doren). 

Voorhees, Ralph, Sr. and Elizabeth Brokaw, Sept. 14, 1848 (Rodgers). 

Voorhees, Ralph and Ann B. Brokaw, Dec. 9, 1857 (Rodgers). 

Voorhees, Richard and Amy Rickey, Mar. 12, 1836 (Rice). 

Voorhees, Ruliff and Mary Patterson, Sept. 18, 1808 (Studdiford). 

Voorhees, Ruliff and Hannah Van Fleet, June 11, 1818 (Galpin). 

Voorhees, Rulaph and Margaret Van Arsdale, Dec. 5, i860 (Brush). 

Voorhees, Ruliff and Emma J. Clayson, Nov. 4, 1872 (Ludlow). 

Voorhees. Ruliff N. and Rebecca Furlong. Sept. 30, 1863 (Gardner). 

Voorhees, Rynear and Matilda Brokaw, Oct. 8, 1846 (Chambers). 

Voorhees, Samuel and Agnes Tunison, Sept. 23, 1802 (Vredenburgh). 

Voorhees, Samuel and Jane D. Elliott, Apr. 10, 1832 (Fisher). 

Voorhees, Samuel and Kezia Winans, Nov. 4, 1865 (Bellis, J. P.). 

Voorhees, Samuel and Elizabeth Louisa McCoy, May 24, 1869 (Pitcher). 

Voorhees, Samuel B. and Annie M. Polhemus, Nov. 29, 1870 (Gardner). 

Voorhees, Samuel S. and Elizabeth McMurtry, Nov. 13, 1861 (Rankin). 

Voorhees, Simon P. and Jane A. Gulick, June 9, i860 (Rodgers). 

Voorhees, Stephen and Gertrude Sutphen, Oct. 5, 1843 (Zabriskei). 

Voorhees n and Salina Stryker, Oct. 12, 1864 (Romeyn). 

Voorhees, William and Catharine Stryker, May 27, 1841 (Zabriskie). 

Voorhees, William and Susan Provost. Sept. 27, 1841 (Rodgers). 

Voorhees, William and Mary Huffman, Aug. 15, 1857 (Messier). 

Voorhees, William and Phebe Van Nest, Mar. 18, i860 (Rankin). 

Voorhees. William and Sarah Gaston, Nov. 2, 1869 (Carter). 

Voorhees, William I), and Mary P. Garritson, Jan. 4, i860 (Rodgers). 

Vosseler, A. V. D. and Sarah Stryker, Apr. 25, 1833 (Rodgers). 

Vosseller, George and Eliza Stryker, Apr. 2, 1827 (Van Kleek). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 307 

Vosler, Jacob and Sarah Deforest, Dec. 20, 1826 (Fisher). 
Vosseller, James and Mary Stryker, Dec. 30, 1837 (Messier). 
Vosseller, James, Jr. and Emily W. Fisher, Dec. 21, 1870 (Dutcher). 
Vossler, James S. and Jennie E. Ball, June 26, 1863 (Mesick). 
Vos sliver P. and Fannie Williamson, Oct. 22, 1874 (Messier). 

Vosseller, William and Martha L. Noll, Apr. 26, 1876 (Doolittle). 

>eller, William T. H. and Cornelia W. Dunn, Oct. 25, 1876 (Clark). 
Vredenburgh, Isaac and Esther Andree, Feb. 13, 1813 (Vredenburgh). 
Vredenburgh, Joseph V. D. and Elizabeth Beekman, Jan. 24, 1837 (Mess- 
ier). 
Vredenburgh, Larue R. and Blandina B. Elmendorf, Apr. 17, 1844 

(Messier). 
Vreeland, Jacob and Permelia Van Dyke, Nov. 21, 1849 (Romeyn). 
Vreeland, Jacob and .Mary jane Voorhees. Dec. 27, 1858 (Romeyn). 
Vreeland, Jacob and Louisa Updyke, Oct. 8, 1862 (Romeyn). 
Vreeland, John and Sophia Van Cleef, Sept. 18, 1861 (Gardner). 
Vreeland, John J. and Sarah Maria Hastnick, Oct. 25, 1854 (Romeyn). 
Vreeland, Minedert and Lizzie Manderville, Nov. 28, 1866 (Gesner). 
Vreeland, William C. and Eleanor Van Doren, Jan. 1, 1863 (Van Doren). 
Vrt ■• : William Henry and Mary Ann Stryker, Dec. 6, 1854 (Ro- 

meyn ) . 
Vroom, Andrew and Mariah Ditmars, Oct. 13, 1836 (Zabriskie). 
'Vroom, Edward B. and Catharine Ten Eyck, Feb. 9, 181 1 (Studdiford). 
Vroom, George and Rachel Ann Van Nest, Oct. 22, 1835 (Fisher). 
Vroom, Jacob and Matty Wyckoff, Dec. 20, 1797 (Studdiford). 
Vroom, James and Jane Messier, Dec. '16, 1837 (Messier). 

oom, John and Cornelia Cork, Feb. 2, 1820 (McColm). 
iome, Peter and Ellen Ten Eyck, May 20, 1809 (Hardenbergh). 
Vroom, Peter and Sophia Ditmars, Jan. 31, 1810 (Studdiford). 
Vroom, Peter D. and Ann Dumont, May 21, 1817 (Vredenburgh). 
Vroom, Peter D. and Eliza Van Doren. May 14, 1832 (Wilson). 

oom, Peter D. and Samantha Stryker, Oct. 26, 1853 ( Dater). 
Vroom, Peter V. and Louisa M. Lane, Nov. 26, 1873 (Blauvelt). 
Vroom, Philip and Deborah Tunison, May 30, 1812 (Vredenburgh). 

Letter W 

Wack, Elias T. and Adaline Park Felmlee, l r eb. 15, 1877 (Blauvelt). 
Wadsworth, George \V. and Josephine A. Squier, Mar. 5, 1874 (Le 

Fe\ 1 
Wagner, William and Eliza Gatesmari, Feb. 14, 1822 ( Bog- 

igoner, John and Matilda Macklin, May 9, 1841.1 (Ballard). 
Wagoner, John A. G. and Anna Eliza Van ('!:•• . I :djt (Doolit- 

tle). 
Wahn, John and Francs Horn, Sov. 16, 1851 (Van Doren). 
QVakeham . 'ej^tj. 21, 1848 (Rodgers). 

>i lieit, Sept. 12, 1854 (Gard- 

ner). 
Waldmayer, Franz Joseph and Edmande Blamburg, Jan. 4, 1863 (Neef ). 
Waldron, Benjamin and Elizabeth Allwood, May 30, 1849 (Palmy). 
Waldron, Cornelius and Christiana Giddes, Dec. 23, 1830 (Rodgers). 



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Waldron, Cornelius L. and Margaret Colther, Apr. 2, 1840 (Rodgers), 

Waldron, James and Mary Todd, July 13, 1844 (English). 

Waldron, John and Maria Van Vliet, Mar. 1, 1800 (Studdiford) 

Waldron, John and Keziah Hersel, Apr. 22, 1826 (Fisher). 

\\ aldron, Lefferd and Hannah Coon, Oct. 28, 181 5 (Boggs). 

Waldron, Lefferd and Charlotte Frazee, June 15, 1836 (Rodgers). 

Wajdron, Lefferd and Josephine Davenport, Dec. 14, 1864 (Rodgers). 

Waldron, Patterson and Keziah More, Dec. 21, 1844 (English). 

Waldron, Peter and Mary Ellen Francis, Nov. 23, 1843 (Campbell). 

Waldron, Peter and Hannah Van Nuys, Mar. 22, 1866 (Hill, J. P.). 

W''aldron, Peter L. and Louisa West, Jan. 23, 1858 (Carrell). 

Waldrun, Rhuben and Mercy Coon, Apr. 6, 1822 (Watson). 

Waldron, Samuel I. and Ellen Ann Miner, Apr. 9, 1831 (Ludlow). 

Waldron, Solomon and Mary Hextell, May 10, 1853 (Cammann, J. P.). 

Waldron, William and Magdalene Latourette, Feb. 20, 1830 (Ludlow). 

Waldron, William H. and Ruth Ann Myrire, Dec. 20, 18*66 (Snyder). 

Walker, John and Mary Voorhees, Nov. 11, 1827 (Zabriski. | 

Walkins, Stephen and Sarah Larison, Jan. 29, 1801 (Finley). 

Wall. Gershon and Mary Hoagland, Oct. 7, 1841 (Ludlo 

Wallace, William and Cordelia F. Grigg, Feb. 18, 1874 (Rodger 

Wallace, W 'illiam M. B. and Permelia Cap, Nov. 5, 1814 (Miller, J. P ) 

Wallen, Alfred D. and Mary Peppard, May 4. 1848 (Harris). 

Wallen, Daniel and Nancy Leach, Jan. 13, 1807 (Finley ). 

Ward, John W. and Theodosia Verbryck, Nov. 20, 1850 (Messier). 

W'ard, Robert and Sarah K. Biggs, O'ct. 23, 1849 (English). 

Ward, Thomas and Rachel Graham, Apr. 12. 1798 (Finley). 
Warner, William and Mary Ann Huffman, Oct. 31, 1844 (Salter). 

Warner, William and Margaret Conover, July 3, 1847 (Fish). 
Warren, Richard H. and Aletta D. Hall, Apr! 7, 1841 (Ludlow). 
Washing, William H. and Hannah M. Schenck, Aug. 12, 1847 (Lud- 
low ) . 
liington, George and Christian Peterson, Oct. 25, 1867 (Rowland). 
hington, James and Amelia Cochran, Feb. 18, 1875 (Gardner). 
Washington, William H. and Hannah M. Schenck, Aug. 12, 1847 (Lud- 
low ) . 
Waterfield, Henry and Ann Guy, May 24, 1778 (Barclay). 
Waterhouse, Charles and Miriam Whitely, Dec. 31, 1870 1 LeFevre). 
Waterhouse, John and Dinah Still, Nov. 21, 1857 (Dooliu 
Waterman, William D. and Susan D. Frelinghuysen, Sept. 16, 1839 

(Messier !. 
Waters, David and Henrietta Space, Aug. 24, 1865 (Doolittle). 
Waters, William and Mary Ann Cane, May 15, 1830 (Labagh). 

iterson, Benjamin Joseph and Elizabeth Case, Apr. 19, 1823 (Brown- 
lee). 
W r aits, Clarkson and Amy Eliza Moffat, Mar. 7, 1863 (Rod«< • 
Watts, John and Mary Coon, Oct. 1, 1825 (Boggs). 
Watts, Joseph and Sarah King, Oct. 11, 1806 (W 7 oodhull). 
Watts, Joseph and Hannah Willet, Jan. 21, 1832 (Cox). 
Watts, Philip C. and Susan Maria Myers, Sept. 2, 1843 (Cox). 
Watts, Robert and Sarah Lody, Dec. 6, 1845 (Badgley). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 309 

Weart, Emely and Ellen Ann Newell, Dec. 15, 1863 (Voorhees). 
Weart, Jared S. and Ann Schenck, Feb. 5, 1856 (Carrell). 
Wearts, Theodore and Amelia H. Simpson, Apr. 30, 1872 (Gardner). 
Wearts, William and Margaret Belles, Oct. 16, 1839 (Demarest). 
Wert, William and Sarah V. Schenck, Nov. 2-, 1862 (Ludlow). 
Weart. William and Sarah Herbert, May 30, x866 (Rodgers). 
Wearts. William Alfred and Kate Griggs, Dec. 4, 1850 (Romeyn). 

'•:■■■ V . and Sardinia A. Ayres, Dec. 19, 1861 (Doolittle). 
Weaver, Peter and Susan Tunison, Feb. 2^, 1833 (Ludi< 
Weber, Charles H. and Maria Louisa Miller, Apr. 9, 1877 (Eaton). 
Webster, Charles H. and Elizabeth Van Vactor, Nov. 2, 1862 (Morse). 

ter, Edmond and Susan Jackson, Oct. 15, 1829 (Voorhees I. 
Webster, Edward A. and Helen Collyer, June 8, 1854 (Rankin). 
Webster, William and Amy Mount, Feb. 16, i8t3( Vredenburgh). 

ister, Zackariah and Agnes E. Marsh, Feb. 23, 1821 (Terhune). 
Wectar, I E. and Mary Connor, Dec. 29, 1857 (Romeyn). 

ing, John and Catharine Rose, Jan. 17, 1846 (English). 
We es S. and Martha Augusta Field, Jan. 17, 1877 (Blauvelt). 

Wellen, John and Ann Wortman, Apr. 13, 1820 (Vredenburgh). 
Weller Joseph H. and Frances Cronkright, July 12, 1876 (McWilliam). 
Wells, Edmund D. and Anna Bayles, Mar. 5, 1878 (Scofield). 
Wells, William and Mary Edmunds, Feb. 10, 1831 (Ludlow). 
Welsh, Abraham and Rachel Angleman, July 7, 1845 (Harris). 
Welsh. Edward and Eliza McDurmunt, July 7, 1834 (Eastburn). 
Welsh, John and Martha B. Hagaman, Dec. 4, 1862 (Blauvelt). 
Welsh, Patrick and Mary Cork, July 24, 1804 (Miller). 

1, Peter and Martha V. Honeyman, Feb. 24, 1864 (Blauvelt). 

Ish, William and Cornelia Wyckoff, June 20, 1807 (Studdiford). 
Welstead, Edward and .Ann Updike, Mar. 6, 1809 (Vredenburgh). 

ton, Ebenezer and Julia E. Emmons, Jan. 1, 1866 (Boswell). 
lei, John and Franziska Adams, Mar. 23, 1863 (Neef). 
Were, John and Ann Bockoven, Feb. 28, 1833 (Maynard). 
Werhan, William and Martha Staats, Nov. 17, 1875 (Pool). 
Weslick, Samuel and Amy Mepler, Feb. 23, 1800 (Snowden). 
Wesner, William and Margaret Dilts, Jan. 5, 1839 (Demarest). 
West, Andrew J. and Sarah Stout, Oct. 26, 1853 (Dater). 
West, Jacob W. and Clarissa D. Cramer, Apr. 6, 1844 (Ludlow). 
John W. and Sarah Emma Blue, Oct. 10, 1861 (Romeyn). 
Weste, Theodore and Rachel Totten, Oct. 28, 1846 (Ludlow). 

;t William and Lydia Ann Brown, Nov. 6, 1850 (Rowland). 

stcott, James Franklin and Ella Carr, Dec. 20, 1869 (Westcott). 
Weston, Peter and Annie L. Bartolette, Nov. 17, 1869 (Doolittle). 
Whalen, Patsey and Ellen Grimes, Jan. 19, 1877 (Sutphen, J. P.). 

Whales, and Lettie , May 15, 1839 (Birch). 

Wheaton, Samuel and Gertie Wyckoff, Jan. 30, 1796 (Studdiford). 
Wheeland, Francis and Amelia Coryell, Jan. 17, 1865 (Searle). 
White, Amos and Sarah Tunison, Apr. 6, 1819 (Kirkpatrick). 
White, Rev. Aurley D. and Alice Ann Schenck, May 25, 1846 (Sears). 
White, John and Elizabeth Hurtwait, Feb. 18, 1852 (Gardner). 
White, John B. and Anna Miller, Aug. 29, 1874 (Oliver). 



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Whitehead, Daniel and Sarah Brokaw, Sept. 14. 1805 (Vredenburgh). 

Whitehead, Isaac and Mary Van Court, Sept. 5, 1812 (Vredenburgh). 

Whitehead, Jacob and Elizabeth Voseler, Jan. 20, 1816 '( Vredenbur- 

Whitehead, Jacob and Elizabeth Lowe, Dec. 18, 1832 (Ludlt 

Whitehead, Jacob and Catherine Myers, Sept. 21, 1842 (Rodders). 

Whitehead, Jacob and Josephine Crammer, Mar. 5, 1864 (Romeyn). 

Whitehead, James C. and Eliza Ann Rosgrant, Jan. 24, 1835 (Ludle 

Whitehead, Robert and Margaret Van Dervoort, Dec. 19, 1830 (Blau- 
velt). 

Whitehead, Samuel and Susan Van Court. Jan. 12, 1839 (Rodgers). 

Whitenack, Abraham and Sarah Ann Voorliees. Nov. 6, 1842 (Talmage). 

Whitenack, Abraham, Jr. and Ann Stryker, Dec. 9, 1829 (Ludlow). 

Whitenack, Abraham C. and Martha Dumont, Dec. 21, 185? r). 

Whitenack, Andrew T. and Mary B. C. Allpaw, Oct. 18, 1865 (Gard- 
ner). 

Whitenack, Cornelius and Sarah Van Nostrand, Jan. 17. 1820 ' Harden- 
bergh). 

Whitenack, Cornelius and Sarah Ditmas, Apr. 8, 1830 (Zahrisk:< 

Whitenack, Cornelius and Nancy Bullock, Nov. 27, 1834 (Wilson). 

Whitenack, Cornelius, Jr. and Catharine Skillman, Nov. 6, 1809 (Stry- 
ker). 

Whitenack, Daniel and Elizabeth Jerolaman, July 5, 1824 (Fisher). 

Whitenack, Elias and Mary Swain, Sept. 27, 1821 (Brownh 

Whitenack, Isaac and Phebe i Mar. 1. [821 (Brownlee). 

Whitenack, Isaac and Maria Cooper, June 16, 1841 (Ludlow 1. 

Whitenack, Jeremiah and Letty Quick, Dec. 21, 1826 ie). 

Whitenack, John and Ann Fisher, Mar. 5, 1837 

Whitenack, John and Elizabeth McBride, Nov. 1, 1852 (Brush). 

Whitenack, John A. and Agnes J. Ames. Nov. 19, 1862 (Bru 

Whitenack, Joseph C. and Susa niskie). 

Whitenack, Joseph R. and Elizabeth Whitenack, . , Lud- 

low ) . 

Whitenack, Richard and Sarah Smith, April 26, 1864 (Craven). 

Whitenack, Simon and Betsey Garrison, May 10, 183; Igers) 

Whitenack, Thomas and Sally Brees, Feb. 15, i8o2YFinlry ). 

Whitenack, Thomas, Esq., and Mary Guerin, Dec. 26. 1822 I Brownlee). 

Whitenack, Thomas and Sarah Talmage, M;;:. 25, 183; 1 Messier). 

Whitenack, William H. and Alletta Willis, Dec. 8, 1855 (Rankin). 

Whitenack, William W. and Elizabeth Stryker, Oct. 28, 1841 ( Ludlo 

Whitenack. William W. and Helen Stephens, Feb. 1 , 849 

Whitiker, Nathaniel and Ruth Haiti 

Whiriker,' Stephen and Mary Crop. Feb. 2, 1802 < Finley). 

rael and Caroline P.. Mundy, May 14. 1853 (Rodgers). 

Whitlock, Jacob and Jane Smith, Jan. I, 1835 1 .Messier). 

Whitlock, John V. and Catharine A. Wyckol ] 366 (Gardner). 

Whitlock, J. McCl ig, Mar. 8, 1855 (Romeyn). 

Whitlock, Matthew H. and Arriet Van Dyke, Jan. 15. 1835 (Ludlow). 

Whitlock. Reuben and Mary A. Tiger, Feb. 27, 1857 (Brush). 

Whitlock, Victor and Helena Beekman, Jan. 2, 1853 (Gardner). 

Whitlock, William and Mary Hageman, Oct. 25, 1834 (Doughen 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 311 

Whitlock, William and Abigail Skillman, Mar. 14, 1837 (Rice). 
Whitlock, William B. and Ellen Paterson, Mar. 26, 1828 (Labagh). 
Whitman, Thomas C. and Georgiana I. Aitken, Nov. 29, i860 (Morse). 
Wick, John B. and Delia J. Tuttle, Oct. 16, 1824 (Brownlee). 
Wightman, John and Catherine Melvin, Nov. 19, 1869 (Doolittle). 
Wilhelm, Julius and Mary Miller. Mar. 1, 1863 (Neef). 
Wilhelm, Michael and Elizabeth Herlich, Jan. 26, i860 (Neef). 
Wilhelm, Peter and Catharine Friday, Aug. 21, 1859 (Neef). 
Wilkinson, John and Elizabeth Malone, Jan. 3, 1852 (Yard). 
Willcox, Erastus and Mary Voorhees, July 17, 1836 (Cox). 
Wilcox, James C. and Sarah McCard, Oct. 5, 1859 (English). 
Wilcox, Robert E. and Mary S. Vosse'.er, Nov. 13, 1862 (Mesick). 
Willcox, Theodore and Annie R. Stroud, July 10, 1864 (Morse). 
Wilcox, William R. and Martha A. Van Dyke, May 21, 1868 (Schenck). 
Willet, Allen and Sarah Ralph, May 17, 1825 (Coon, J. P 

t, Charles Henry and Ellen Wray, Feb. 18, 1872 (Voorhees, J. P.). 
Willet, Cornelius and Hannah McKinstry, Mar. 26, 1818 (Galpin ). 
Willett, Harrison and Rachel Stites, Aug. 1, 1846 (Moore). 
W'illets, Thomas and Caty Teeple. July 14, 1808 (Hardenbergh). 
William and Dian, Dec. 29, 1821 (Galpin). 

William and Clarrisa Johnson, Aug. 14, 1823 (Stout). 

Williams, Bradley and Martha Voorhees, Dec. 31, 1816 (Labagh). 
Williams, Bradley and Dinah Sutphin, Jan. 6, 1822 (Zabriskie). 

Hams, Charles and Maria Jewell, .Mar. 6, 1841 (Rodgers). 
Williams, Charles and Louisa Van \ : 1 May 25, 1861 (Rodgers). 
Williams, Charles and Mary Nash (Col'd), Aug. 26, 1869 (Messier). 
Williams, Cornelius and Phebe Roff, Dec. 25, 1833 (Rodger- 
Williams, David and Mary Ann Bunn, Oct. 1. 1857 ( Blauvelt). 
Williams, Ebenezer and Sally Coryl, Mar. 17, 1819 (Brownlee). 
Williams, Edwin and Marian Hays, Dec. 25, 1824 (Boggs). 
Williams, Henry I. and Maggie PickelL Mar. 6, 1878 (Doolittle). 

mes and Fanny DeGroot, Jan. 9, 1850 (Cammann, J. P.). 
Williams, John and Fanny Horton, Feb. 6, 1817 (Vredenburgh). 
Williams, Joseph and Margaret Moore, Sept. 2, 1866 (Snyder). 
Williams, Obadiah and Mary Long, June 2, 1815 (Bray, J. P. I. 
Williams, Peter M. and Louisa N. Wyckofi". (No date). (Pitcher). 
Williams, Philip""! . .rah J. Little, Mar. 10, 1869 ( Doolittle). 

Williams, William and Eliza Duryea, June 22, 1826 (Zabriskie). 
Williamson, Abraham and Adaline Stryker, Feb. 2, 1842 (Zabriskie). 
Williamson, Charles and'Sidney Van Kirk, Nov. 27, 1841 (Chambers). 
Williamson, Cornelius and Catharine Simonson, Aug. 24, 1788 (Studdi- 

ford). 
Williamson, Cornelius and Magdalen Slate, Apr. 26, 1802 (Studdiford). 
Williamson, Cornelius and Mahala Bishop, Sept. 30, 1820 (Boggs). 
Williamson, Cornelius C. and Cordelia H.TBarrows, Sept. 16, 1854 (Lud- 
low ) . 
Williamson, Cornelius M. and Catherine Torbet, July 7, 1836 ( Messier)/ 
Williamson, Cornelius S. and Joanna Bilyou, June 24, 1851 (Ludlow). 
Williamson, Cornelius W. and Sarah Huff, Jan. 12, 1856 (Ludlo 
Williamson, Francis and Betty Van Pelt, Oct. 4, 1828 (Kefshov 



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Williamson, George and Mary C;'ne, Apr. 27, 1817 (Boggs). 

Williamson, George and Sarah Wilson, Dec. 28, 1835 (Messier)."' 

Williamson, Henry and Mary Hanvil, July 19, 1823 (Brovvnlee). 

Williamson, Isaac V. D. and Maria L. Schenck, Dec. 26, 1851 (Lud- 
low)- 

Williamson, Jack and Caty Williamson, Oct. 29, 1831 (Ludlow).'' 

Williamson, Jacob Suydam and Catherine Duryee, Apr. 4, 1838 (Tal- 
mage). 

Williamson, James A. and Mary S. Hardenburg, Apr. 22, 1840 (Birch). 

Williamson, James H. and Phillis Staats, Oct. 3, 1846 (Rodgers). 

Williamson, John and Mary Prickets Dayton, July 5, 1813 (Finley). 

Williamson, John and Mary Skillman, June, 1864 (Romeyn). 

Williamson, Johnson and Catherine Conrow, Mar. 1, 1828 (Van Kleek). 

Williamson, Koert and Margaret Lake, Aug. 31, 1817 (Labagh). 
AVilliamson, Lucas and Ann S. Baker, Jan. 28, 1835 (Sears). 

Williamson, Martin S. and Lydia Wilson, Dec. 8, 1846 (Zabriskie). 

Williamson, Moses C. and Mary R. Southard, Dec. 1, 1848 (Brown). 

Williamson, Theodore and Gertrude Hagaman, Jan. 3, 1847 (Sears). 

Williamson, William J. and Jane Voorhees, Apr. 7, 1847 (Sears). 

Willis, Roamy and Eliza Blazer. May 16, 1822 (Brownlee). 

Wilson, Abraham D. and Frances J. Corle, Nov. 19, 1862 (Ludlow). 

Wilson, Charles and Margaret Compton, June 17, 1812 (Hardenbergh). 

Wilson, Christopher N. and Maria E. Van Zandt, Nov. 12, 1867 (Mesick). 

Wilson, Cornelius S. and Abigail Tunison, Feb. 20, i860 (Brush). 

Willson, David J. and Sarah M. MofTet, July 26, 1867 (Carmicheal). 

Wilson, Dow D. and Jane Merrill, Mar. 12, 1825 (Zabriskie). 

Wilson, Flias and Ann E. Peterson, Nov. 11, 1852 (Dater). 

Wilson, Elias V. C. and Jane Nevius, Sept. 24, 1840 1 Zabriskie). 

Wilson, Eugene Halleck and Lydia Adeline Powelson, Oct. 11, 1865 
(Van Cleef). 

Wilson, Garret P. and Maria S. Van Nest, Nov. 2, 1870 (Searle). 

Wilson, George and Margaret Lehigh, Dec. 31, 1861 (Rodgers). 

Willson, Henry and Mary Ann Schenck, Dec. 30, 1824 (Boggs). 

Wilson, Henry and Catherine Ann Baird, Jan. 1, 1834 (Ludlow). 

Wilson, Henry E. and Dora Craig Sebring, Nov. 4, 1876 (Mesick). 

Wilson, Jacob and Elizabeth Aecher, June 30, 1832 (Ludlow). 

Wilson, Joel and Hannah Boyle, May 13, 1833 (Cox). 

Willson, James and Eleanor Arrowsmith, Aug. 4, 1802 (Schureman). 

Wilson, John and Hannah Wyckoff, Jan. 24, 1818 (Zabriskie). 

Wilson, John and Annie Seader, Jan. 2, 1876 (Rowland). 

Wilson, John Henry and Elizabeth S. Van Vliet, Dec. 31, 1861 (Brush). 

Wilson, John L. and Sarah Suydam, Dec. 10, 1851 (Sears). 

Wilson, Leoanard and Sarah E. Housel, Jan. n, 1865 (Voorhees). 

Wilson, Louis Napoleon and Gertrude Anna Thomas, June 16, 1875 
(Rowland). 

Wilson, Princeleps and Julia J. Thompson, Feb. 6, 1873 (Pitcher). 

Wilson, Robert and Celia Alexandrinia Crichton, June 15, 1874 (Row- 
land). 

Willson, Rynear M. and Mary K. Van Fleet, Oct. 10, 1866 (Putnam). 

Willson, Squire and Mariah Egbert, Mar. 22, 1823 (Watson). 



Somerset County Marriages, 179 $-1879 313 

Wilson, Theodore and Mary Staats, Oct. 22, 1861 (Whitney). 

Wilson, William and Catharine Roseboom, Jan. 24, 1S11 (Vredenburgh). 
>n, William and Jane Bergen, Oct. 2, 1817 (Zabriskie). 

Wilson, William and Judith Dow, Jan. 10, 1828 (Fisher). 

on, William and Jane Van Veghten, Dec. 23, 1834 (Messier). 

Wilson, William and Jane Ann Van Middlesworth, Jan. 20, 1853 (Gard- 
ner ) . 

Wilson, William and Cornelia A. Howell, Jan. 26, 1854 (Nice). 

Wilson, William and Mary Jane Hoagland, Dec. 26, i860 (Gardner). 

Wilson, William and Helen Flanagan, Aug. 20, 1870 (Rowland). 

Wilson, William Mary Baird. Nov. 7. 1877 (Hart). 

Wilson, William K. and Catharine Cain, June I, 1865 (Boswell). 

Wilson, Zachariah, Jr. and Abby Elizabeth Little, June 28, 1851 (Eng- 
lish). 

Winans, James and Elizabeth Shotwell, Oct. 19, 1850 (Rodgers). 

Winans, John L. and Rachel Mann, Dec. 1, 1842 (Cox). 

Winans, Jonathan N. and Jane Brown, Dec. 12, 1833 (Messier). 

Winans, Lewis and Susan Harris, Dec. 21, 1844 (Co 

Winans, Peter and Rachel Ann Martin, July 30, 1862 (Clark). 

Winans, Philip and Hannah Titus, Nov. 4, 1843 (Cox). 

Winans, William and Charity Giddes, Aug. 2, 1823 (Watson). 

Winget, James H. and Catherine Smith, Feb. 25, 1857 ( Brush). 

Winn, Josiah and Ann Townley, Aug. 23, 1834 (Co: 

Winne,*Ira N. and Mary Ann Voorhees, Dec. 7, 1865 (Rankin). 

Winsor, Thomas and Letty Christopher, Oct. 18, 1839 (Zabriskie). 

Winsor, William and Eleanor B. Dunn, Feb. 24, 1847 (Messier). 

Wintersteen, James and Mary Casner, Nov. 8, 1804. (Vredenburgh). 

Wishop, Andrew Hunter and Isabella Hunter, Dec. 20, 1843 (Campbell). 

Wittenburgh, Louis and Anna Maria Wareham, Sept. 24, 1864 (Mess- 
ier). 

Woberton, William and Ann Hoagland, Jan. 19, 1828 (Ludlow). 

Wolfe, Austin and Eliza Conway-, Nov. 19, 1870 (LeFevre). 

Wolfe, Daniel and Mary Logan, Feb. 17, 1831 (Blauvelt). 

Wolf, Gilbert and Phebe Sturges, Apr. 30, 1825 (Brownlee). 

Wolf, Jacob and Polly Cole, May 22, 1818 (Hardenbergh). 

Wolf, Jacob S. and Eliza Ann Longstreet, Oct. 21, 1840 (Talmage). 

Wolfe, John D. and Alletta Tyger, Feb. 22, 1820 (Hardenbergh). 

Wolf, Peter and Deborah Allen, Sept. 14, 1850 (Harris). - 

Wolfe, The 1 C. and Nancy Savidge, Sept. 12, 1822 (Brownlee). 

Wolf, William and Mariah Quimby, Dec. 5, 1822 (Brownlee). 

Wolverton, Tobias H. and Martha E. Manners, Nov. 7, 1874 (Oliver). 

Wolverton, Whitfield and Catharine V. Vactor, Oct. 2, 1853 (Craven). 

Wolverton, William and Mary S. Foster, Mar. 23, 1867 (Ludlow). 

Wood, Adna and Ann Cole, June 6, 1801 (Snowden). 

Wood, Emanuel and Ann E. Biggs, Mar. 1, 1862 (Brush). 

Wood, James B. and Hannah L. Loomis, June 6, 1845 (Harris). 

Wood, Jesse and lane Tunison, Jan. 10, 1803 (Vredenburgh). 

Wood, Melancthon P. and Elisabeth W. Davis, May 22, 1872 (Ludlow). 

Wood, Peter and Ann* Thompson, Jan. 3, 1862 (Cammann, J. P.). 

Wood, William and Catherine J. Ditmars, Sept. 4, 1861 (Gardner). 



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Woods, Charles M. and Ann Eliza Higgs, May 15, 1871 (Rodgers). 
Woods, Charles N. and Thomasine Cook, Apr. 1, 1858 (Rodgers). 
Woods, Joseph M. and Mercy Ann Watts, June 5, 1858 (Messier). 
Woodhull, Hedges and Katy Eoffe, Apr. 30, 1809 (Hardenbergh). 
Wooding, Peter and Margaret Cory, Mar. 18, 1840 (Cox). 
Woodruff, John H. and Harriet Ludlow, Oct. 25, 1864 (Morse). 
Woodward, Charles W. and Mary Elizabeth DeCoster, June 4, 1846 

(Harris). 
Woodward, Levi and Sarah Cole, June 6, 1801 (Snowden). 
Woodward, Matthew W., M. D., to Mary Elizabeth Vredenburgh, Apr. 

11, 1878 (Mesick). 
Woodward, Richard S. and Julia Ann Van Doren, Dec. 31, 1831 

(Fisher). 
Woodward, Theodore and Sarah E. Stevens, Feb. 8, 1857 (Rankin). 
Woodward, William and Harriet Allen, Feb. 21, 1844 (Harris). 
Wooly, John W. and Ella Gardner, June 15, 1872 (Boswell). 
Woolley, Wardel and Mary Vermule Tunison, Sept. 30, 1841 (Schenck). 
Woolweaver, William H. and Lina Allshouse, Dec. 7, 1871 (Gardner). 
Worldly, Peter and Jane Van Dike, Dec. 2, 1806 (Vredenburgh). 
Wortendyke, Jacob K. and Susan J. Doremus, June 2, 1852 (Messier). 
Worthington, Henry C. and Louisa Grant, Oct. 20, 1869 (Rodgers). 
Wortman, Andrew and Polly Dowe, Apr. 16, 1802, (Schureman). . 
Wortman, David H. and Phebe L. Dumont, Nov. 18, 1858 (Doolittle). 
Wortman, David S. and Margaret Ann Hall, Nov. 27, 1862 (Daniels). 
Wortman, Dick and Nancy Van Derveer, Aug. 24, 1833 (Fisher). 
Wortman, Hugh R. and Minerva Howell, Jan. 29, 1851 (Craig). 
Wortman, Isaac and Louisa Cain, Jan. 4, 1866 (Rodgers). 
Wortman, James T. and Carrie Brown, May 18, 1875 (Baldwin). 
Wortman, John and Catharine Van Neste, Dec. 27, 1810 (Hardenbergh). 
Wortman, John and Elizabeth Dilley, June 29, 1818 (Galpin). 
Wortman, John and Sophia Cooper, Nov. 14, 1827 (Van Kleek). 
Wortman, John and Clemintine Stout, Nov. 6, 1834 (Fisher). 
Wortman, John and Mary Ann Tiger, Dec. 17, 1856 (Brush). 
Wortman, Peter P. and Rebecca Quick Belles, June 29, 1848 (Van 

Doren ) . 
Wortman, William and Mary Ten Eyck, Aug. 31, 1809 (Studdiford). 
Wortman, William and Catharine Ann Tunison, Jan. 18, 1827 (Fisher). 
W right, Alexander G. and Jane Shann, May 8, 1845 (Messier). 
Wright, Preser and Phebe Ann Sutton, May 17, 1846 (Rodgers). 
Wright, Savage and Jane Runyon, Oct. 31, 1818 (Boggs). 
Wright, Thomas and Rosey Voorhees (Col'd), Oct., 1874 (McWilliam). 
Wright, Zabasco and Margaret McKissack, Mar. 22, 1814 (McDowell). 
Write, Thomas J. and Susan Ann Anderson, June 2, 1867 (Gilder). 
Wyckoff, Aaron and Jane Stryker, July 22, 1855 (Ludlow). 
Wyckoff, Abraham and Catharine Voorhees, Sept. 10, 1814 (Zabriskie). 
Wyckoff, Abraham and Susan Guild, Mar. 27, 1826 (Boggs). 
Wyckoff, Abram and Sarah Ann Aporile, Nov. 21, 1854 (Romeyn). 
Wyckoff, Alexander and Catharine D. Cray, May 27, 1877 (Hart). 
Wyckoff, Benjamin Van Doren and Lucretia Skillman, Apr. 17, 1850 

(Romeyn). 



Somerset County Marriages, 1795-1879 



3^5 



| .off, Christian and Letitia Conover, Jan. 24, 1838 (Shultzi 

melius and Catharine Wyckoff, Feb. 23, 1797 (Harlingen). 
Wyckoff, Cornelius and Dinah Van Cleef, May 23, 1822 (Zabriskie). 
Wyckoff, Cornelius M. and Mary Nevius, May 12, 1842 (Schenck). 
Wyckoff. Cornelius M. and Elizabeth A. Schomp, Jan. 13, 1869 (Pool). 
Wyckoff, Daniel D. and Eliza Matthews, July 27, 1845 (Chambers). 
Wyckoff, Dennis G. and Matilda Wolverton, Feb. 3, 1849 (Brown). 
Wyckoff, Garret and Cornelia Ann Garretson, Dec. 30, 1835 (Zabris- 
kie). 
Wyckoff, Garret P. and Sarah Van Doren, June 5, 1835 (Wilson). 

■I. off, George and Mary Waldvon, Dec. 25, 1822 (Ludlow). 
Wyckoff, George and Lydia Jane Craig. Nov. 21, 1840 (Harris). 
Wyckoff, George A. and Catharine Clickenger, Jan. 26, 1817 (Harden- 

bergh ) . 
Wyckoff, Henry and Jane Kline, Apr. 11, 1806 (Studdiford). 
Wyckoff. Henry and Kate M. Foster, Apr. 14, 1866 (Ludlow). 

koff, Henry H. and Elizabeth Vroom, Jan. 20, 1827 (Fisher). 
Wyckoff, '-. :. Mid Harri [ar. 4, i860 (Van Doren). 

ckoff, Isa elen Cole, Jan. t6, 1858 (Conin- I 

Wyckoff, Isa i< N. and Margaret Ann Smith. Oct. 4, 1849 (Van Doren). 
Wyckoff. Jacob and Drusilla Van Kirk, Dec. i, 1810 (Bent). 

koff, Jacob and Mary Hageman, May 23, 1812 (Stout, J. P.). 
Wyckoff, Jacob Brewer and Ann Stryker, Jan. 19, 1831 (Labagh). 
Wyckoff, Jacob D. and Maria Vroom, June 1, 1814 ( Vredenburgh). 
Wyckoff, Rev. James and Anna V. N. DeForest, July is, 1864 (Mess- 
ier). 
Wyckoff, Jerome R. and Mary Ellen Van Liew, Dec 7, '841 (Van 

en). 
Wyckoff, John and Mary Updyke, June 8, 1806 (Stout, J. ] , 
1 ihn and Mariah Voorhees, Oct. 31, 1810 (Labagh). 
koff, John and Elizabeth Auten, Feb. 14, 1822 (Boggs). 
1 John and Mary Ellen Fisher, Nov. 29, 1835 (Mes 
Wyckoff, John A. ;nd Aluv(?) Wyckoff, Dec. 23, 1843 (Zabriskie). 
Wyckoff, John B. and Jane Baird, Jan. 1, 1845 (Ludlow). 
Wyckoff, John H. and Gertrude J. Brees, Apr. 27, 1870 (Doolittle). 

koff, John Hairy and 1 leth Polhemus, Nov. 12, 1867 (Ro- 

maine). 
Wyckoff, John S. and Sarah Stout, Feb. 18, 1826 (LudF* 1 
Wvckoff, John S. and Jane M. Huff. Dec. 29, 1853 (Craven). 
Wyckoff, Joseph V. D. and Ellen M. Stothoff, Dec. 10, 1840 (Van 
Doren ) . 
'off, Joseph F. and Mattie E- Conover, Sept. 21, 1864 (Carter). 
Wyckoff, Martin and Mary Voorhees,. Mar. 26, 1797 (Studdiford). 
Wvckoff. Martin and Margaret Jobes, Jan. 11, 1832 (Blauve 
Wyckoff. Nelson and Mary Jane Blue, Oct. 12, 1861 n). 

Wyckoff. Nicholas and Phebe Craig. June 1. 1851 (Dater). 
Wyckoff, Peter and Sarah Nevius, Oct. 19, 1835 (Wilson). 
Wyckoff, Peter and Phebe Van Duyn, Jan. 11, 1843 (Rodgers). 
Wvckoff, Peter and Susan Honeyman, Oct. 2t, 185 ti). 

Wyckoff, Peter B. and Ellis B. Polhemus. Ian. 19, 1832 (Wilson). 



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Wyckoff, Peter Ferdinand and Sarah Elizabeth Dumont, Mar. 17, 1864 
(Mesick). 

Wyckoff, Peter G. and Chrissie A. Staats, Dec. 7, 1865 (Searle). 
'•off, Peter S. and Rachel McCrea, Mar. 18, 1869 (Messier). 

Wyckoff, Renne and Sarah Ann Willis, Dec. 30, 1847 (Cox ). 

Wyckoff, Rinear and Mariah Davis, Dec. 15, 1810 (Labagh). 

Wyckoff, Runy and Margaret Wood, Nov. 17, 1849 (Harris). 

Wyckoff, Samuel and Abigail Bainbridge, Oct. 14, 1819 (Zabriskie). 

Wyckoff, Stephen D. and Mary Ann Duffield, Aug. 30, 1862 (Gardner). 

Wyckoff, William and Elizabeth Bainbridge, Dec. 30, 1817 (Zabriskie). 

Wyckoff, William and Jane Baten, Sept. 3, 1828 (Zabriskie). 

Wyckoff, William and Elizabeth Ann Hoagland, Feb. 21, 1844 (Mess- 
ier). 

Wyckoff, William and Mary Hoagland, Sept. 4, 1861 (Messier). 

Wyckoff, William W. and Margaret Ditmars, Aug. 6, 1857 (Gardner). 

Wyckoff, Zehaniah S. and Mary Elizabeth Westcott, Jan. 17, 1856 (Ro- 
meyn ) . 

Wynkoop, Francis S. and Sarah Elmondorph, Oct. 2, 1844 (Zabriskie). 

Wysham, Ezekiel C. and Mary H. Bellis, Feb. 9, 1864 ler). 

Letter Y 

Yard, Benjamin and Jane Smock, Jan. 16, 1804 (Studdiford). 
Yarrington, Benjamin C. and Elizabeth Manners, Aug. 3, 1820 (Boggs). 
Yates, Barker, and Elizabeth Creix, Feb. 13, 1858 (Carrell). 
Yates, John F. and Mary Polhemus, Nov. 12, 1829 (Labagh). 
Yauger, John and Judith Castner, Aug. 10, 1826 (Fisher). 
Yauger, Jewel and Jemima Compton, July 4, 1827 (Fisher). 
Yost, Joseph V. B. and Lizzie A. Sutphen, Mar. 28, 1876 (Hart). 
Young, Alpheus and Ellen Ann Phillips,»Mar. 26, 1849 (Ludlow). 
Young, Benjamin and Elen Maria Stryker, Feb. 24, 1844 (Zabriskie). 
Young. Charles and Rachel Hoagland, Dec. 9, 1862 (Ludlow). 
Young, Charles M. and Maria Van Nuys, Oct. 19, 1864 (Gardner). 
Young, Cornelius and Sarah L. Hajris, Sept. 17, 1868 (LeFevre). 
Youngs, Daniel and Rachel Cosner, Sept. 12, 1811 (Vredenburgh). 
Young, David and Mary Pierson, June 12, 1827 (Ludlow). 
Young, Derrick S. and Elizabeth Dils, Feb. 27, 1833 (Ludlow). 
Young, Eben S. and Eliza King, Dec. 5, 1842 (English). 
Young, George and Joanna Christopher, Nov. 12, 1825 (Labagh). 
Young, George and Mariah Van Arsdale, Aug. 6, 1853 (Ludlow). 
Young, George M. and Sarah Jane Allen, Oct. 19, 1859 (Ludlow). 
Young, George S. and Mary C. Huffman, Nov. 30, 1865 (Messier). 
Young, Jacob and Elizabeth Newell, Nov. 9, 1864 (Voorhees). 
Young, Jacob R. and Elizabeth V. A. Stevens, Oct. 15, 1846 (Ludlow). 
Young, Jacob W. and Alice Van Duyn (Col'd), May 31, 1876 (Mesick). 
Young, John and Sarah Herder, May 29, 1824 (Ludlow). 
Young, John and Eliza Thacker, May 21, 1845 (Carroll). 
Young, John H. and Mary Ramsey, Dec. 13, 1877 (Doolittle). 
Young, John W. and M. Louie Young, Nov. 18, 1875 (Hart). 
Young, Lemuel R. and Mary E. Fritts, June 18, 1862 (Messier). 
Young, Peter and Henrietta Swain, Jan. 20, 1844 (Ludlow). 



Historical Notes and Comments 317 

Young, Peter W. and Penelope Herder, Nov. 25, 1829 (Ludlow). 
Young, Peter W. and Amelia A. Moore, Nov. 21, 1867 (Ludlow). 
Young, Ralph and Amelia J. V. Tunison, Dec. 7, 1854 (Ludlow). 
Young, Samuel E. and Caroline Amelia Mathews, Oct. 25, 1866 (Ran- 
kin). 

Letter Z 

Zabriskie, Albert and Annie E. Staats, Feb. 1, 1870 (Pitcher). 
Zahnizer, Rev. George and Elizabeth McGille, July 5, 1866 (Mesick). 

t/!% i2* i5* t^* 

HISTORICAL NOTES AND COMMENTS 

BY THE EDITOR 

The "Quarterly" Not to be Continued 

The Publication Committee of the Quarterly has decided not to 
continue the publication of this magazine for the year 1920. The rea- 
sons are: The want of interest in the County itself, most of the subscrib- 
ers being persons living outside; the inability to secure sufficient prom- 
ises of future proper articles ; the troublesome problem of financing the 
project further; and, lastly, the inroads on the time of the Editor, who 
has given freely thousands of hours to it during the past eight years, but 
cannot see the way clear to do the same in the immediate future. 

It is true that the full designs of the Editor have not been quite 
carried to completion. For example, certain biographical sketches of 
little known but influential early citizens or natives; some family lines, 
as Ayres, Sutphen, Field, Van Deventer, etc., which the Editor and oth- 
ers have had in course of preparation; inscriptions from more of the 
early graveyards; continuation of the Hillsborough (Millstone) bap- 
tisms, etc. But, happily, the eight volumes published, covering 2,683 
pages, have conserved a substantial and, we believe, permanently useful 
purpose. 

In bringing the publication to a close, the Editor desires to thank all 
contributors to its pages ; without their kind and free-will offices it must 
have proven a failure. The Committee on Publication also would ac- 
knowledge, what it has greatly appreciated, the patronage of those sub- 
scribers who have been faithful to the Quarterly throughout the whole 
period of its existence. 

As intimated, the Quarterly has had its largest subscription list 
outside of Somerset County. Perhaps this is not to be wondered at, 
for the majority of the present generation of citizens are more concerned 
now about the Present than about the Past. Here and there, however, in 
nearly every State, are some former residents of Somerset,, or such 



318 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

whose forebears migrated from Somerset, who have a desire to learn of 
the "old times" here which they or their fathers, or grandfathers, en- 
joyed ; some of them being especially anxious to learn more about : I 
own ancestral lines. Hence it came to pass that the Quarterly had 
its chief constituency in various cities and towns in other parts of N 
Jersey and in nearly every Western State. Such will probably miss 
greatly these familiar pages. 

Perhaps we should note, for the benefit of those persons who may 
come across a single number or two in some out-of-way place, and who 
may desire to see or possess the complete files, that the full eight volumes 
can be found and consulted at many public and historical libraries ; for 
example, as to the free public libraries, at New York, Philadelphia, 
Washington, Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, Concord (N. H.), Detroit, St. 
Louis, Joplin (Mo.), Sacramento, Los Angeles. Or, in this State at 
Somerville, Basking Ridge, Plainfield, Morristown, New Brunswick, 
Trenton (State House), Newark, Jersey City. Or at certain historical 
libraries, as at New York, Philadelphia, Doylestown, Wilkes-Barre 
Brunswick, Salem (Mass.), Brooklyn, Worcester, Boston, Columbus, St. 
Paul, Montgomery (Ala.), Topeka, Madison (Wis.), Cleveland, Des 
Moines, Portland (Me.). A very few full sets, and certain of the sep- 
rate numbers may also be purchased by application to the Editor, at 
Plainfield, N. J. 

Two Somerset Centenarians 

It is well to record the fact that at least two persons in Somerset 
are now living at an age past the one hundred years. It has been our desire 
to ascertain, if possible, and publish the names and some data concern- 
ing others who, since our county came into existence, passed their one 
hundredth birthday within the county limits, but we have not had the time 
at command to search records and make the i inquiries. The 

two persons alluded to are Mr. John S. Smalley, Sr., of Bound Brook, 
who celebrated his ioist birthday on August 17th. He is the grand- 
father of the present Mayor of Bound Brook, Mr. Harvey S. Smalley, 
but was not native-born, his birthplace being in Ohio. However, he has 
resided in Somerset since he was four years of age, and is still in suf- 
ficient health to appear daily upon the streets of Bound Brook. The 
other person is Mrs. Abigail Ten Eyck, of South Branch, who, on Sept. 
1 2th, was 101 years old. She was also born out of the county, being a 
native of Lebanon, Hunterdon county, but early in life resided at Neshan- 
ic, and afterward at South Branch. While blind she has remained 
possession of all her faculties. 



Historical Notes and Comments 319 

The Talmage Sermon 

It is not usual for an historical publication to publish a sermon, but 
the nearly complete one given by the late Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage 
(see page 257) is so characteristic of the man and sheds so much light 
upon his father that we are glad to be able to present it. Dr. Talmage 
was, of course, Somerset born, and was never ashamed of the county that 
gave him birth. We have had it in mind to relate some unpublished 
anecdotes — reminiscences might be a better term — of his visits to Somer- 
ville when the Editor of the Quarterly was engaged in journalistic 
labors there, on the newspaper in which, in its younger days, the Doctor 
had been greatly interested, but these must now await the convenient sea- 
son. Both he and his brother, Rev. Goyn, never forgot this their native 
place, which will also long honor their memories. They were so differ- 
ent, and yet each was as firmly devoted to the other, as they and the other 
clerical brothers were to their father, a record of whose life is now for 
the first time given the prominence it deserves. The Somerset Talmage fam- 
ily has well shown Nature's frequent observance of the law of heredity as to 
talents and piety. 

Bucks County Historical Society a Model 

The Bucks County Historical Society, at Doylestown, Pa., organized 
in 1880 and incorporated in 1885, has long been, to our mind, a model 
Society in at least these respects. In the first place, it has been from 
first to present a working society, ceaseless in its endeavors to bring 
things out of the Past, and present them in excellent shape for preser- 
vation, whether written articles or relics. In the next place it has placed 
its proceedings, including all addresses and papers- — a wealth of both, 
hundreds in all — in printed volumes that are a beauty to the eye and must 
prove of increasing interest as the years go on. The four large volumes 
printed cover about 2,700 pages of matter. Almost best of all is the 
fact that the Society has a handsome fire-proof concrete building of its 
own, presented by Dr. Henry C. Mercer and dedicated in 1916, and with 
it an endowment promised of $125,000. The cost of the building itself 
is not stated, but being of six stories and a tower, it apparently, 
would cost, to-day, at least $75,000. A view of it, in print, would indi- 
cate it is one of the handsomest buildings in Doylestown. When some 
one does a quarter as much as this for the Somerset County Historical 
Society we shall feel very proud. 

The General Pike Article 

With much pleasure we present to our readers a statement concern- 
ing the life and Somerset birthplace of General Zebulon Montgomery 



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Pike, who discovered Pike's Peak and made so glorious a reputation in 
the War of 1812. The Quarterly alluded to the fact that it had been 
ascertained that he was born in Somerset, in the 1916 volume (p. 309). 
It is fitting that we should now publish an account of how Mr. Backes 
came to upset the modern historical statements as to the place of his 
birth, and it is given, at our request, by that author himself. Mr. Backes 
does not indicate, because he does not know, how General Pike came to 
be born at Lamington. Nor can we decide that question. In the lack 
of a better explanation we have this surmise to make: That Captain 
Pike, the father of the General (who was commissioned Captain Dec, 
2 5> l 77&> previously having been Paymaster, etc.), was undoubtedly with 
Washington's army at Middlebrook or in Bedminster township in the 
Winter of 1778-9. The Moylan Light Dragoons, in which he served, 
appears to have been at the Middlebrook encampment. What more nat- 
ural than that Mrs. Pike should have come temporarily to that neighbor- 
hood ; possibly staying with a friend at or near Lamington, where she was 
safe from British raids, and not such a long distance from either the 
Middlebrook or Pluckemin encampment. This would account for her 
giving birth to a son there, instead of the actual home residence of the 
General, wherever that was. If his residence at that period was at 
Woodbridge, it is unlikely that his wife would have remained there under 
the circumstances, as that part of New Jersey was not safe from British 
scouting marauders. This is not our conclusion but a conjecture : it may 
be the real facts will never be known. 

A Former Lamington "Black Saint" 

It is a Well-known fact that the older type of colored persons in the 
North who were slaves were usually pious, and sometimes such to a 
remarkable degree. We have known a number of this kind, although 
our recollection only goes back to just preceding the Civil War, and then 
such "slaves" had been out of slavery for perhaps a quarter of a century 
or more. 

We recently saw a written communication from an historical writer, 
now deceased, concerning one of the peculiarly religious slaves who at- 
tended the Lamington Presbyterian Church prior to seventy-five years 
ago, when he died, and we remember hearing his name mentioned by those 
who had known him as having a history deserving of printed mention? In 
fact he was mentioned in a published article by the late Dr. Mc- 

Dowell in 1873 ("Our Home," p. 532), as will be quoted later. His name 
was Cuffy Barnet, the surname being derived, as was customary in slave 
times, from his master. Quoting now from the written communication 
referred to (it has never been published) : 



istorical Notes and Comments 321 

"Cuffy Barnet was reared in the family of Capt. James Ten Eyck, 
of North Branch, and was purchased by Dr. Oliver Barnet, of New 
Germantown" [now Oldwick], "a physician who practiced at the latter 
place from 1765 until his death in 1809. Cuffy's wife, Amber, was 
reared by William Henry, who lived 'at the head of the Lane' north of 
Lamington, and was sold when a child to Dr. Abraham Bertron, then a 
tavern-keeper at North Branch. After having married Cuffy and become 
the mother of several children, Amber was purchased of Bertron by Mr. 
Evert Bergen of the Lamington congregation. At the end of fourteen 
years Mr. Bergen sold her to the widow of Dr. Barnet, Mrs. Betsey Bar- 
net, in order that Cuffy should not leave Mrs. Barnet. After Mrs. Bar- 
net's death in 1825 both blacks were set at liberty. Amber probably died 
first ; Cuffy died in August, 1844, and was then living in the historic 
stone parsonage of the Lamington church, which was then disused as a 
parsonage. 

"Cuffy's homely name long stood and almost yet stands for honest 
piety through all the Lamington region. The late Dr. Blauvelt, who 
was his last pastor, characterized him as 'the most exemplary black man 
he ever knew.' He was even a sort of lay preacher among the numerous 
people of his color. In his day the blacks constituted a large population 
in Bedminster township, and to them Cuffy not only supplemented the 
sermons of his pastor on Sundays with suggestions and very practical 
remarks, but he generally attended all funerals of his own 
race in ihe Lamington neighborhood and, when no ordained 
minister was present, he offered appropriate prayer at the grave. He 
drove on Sunday the two old horses and heavy yellow-bodied coach of 
Mrs. Barnet to church, and always sat at the farthest end of a gallery pew 
that overlooked the pulpit. 

novel feature of Cuffy was his prodigiously large feet. He v 
not unusually tall, though his shoulders were broad, his arms and legs 
heavy and muscular, and his fists brawny and rigid, like a mass of flinty 
stones ; yet none of these physical developments could account for his 
phenominally big understandings. A former well-known lawyer of Flem- 
ington, Mr. Charles Bartles, who in his younger years remembered 
Cuff}' well, once told the writer of his impression in meeting the slave 
when the latter was driving a yoke of oxen with a hickory goad fully ten 
feet long, and he said that it was not the deep, coarse voice, nor the heavy, 
rugged hands, nor the brawny back of this pious man which so attracted 
his attention, but a pair of monstrous feet that kept pace with the bovine 
pair. It reminded him of what may have been the appearance of the 

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athletic Hercules when he returned from his completed task of cleansing 
the stables of the thrice one thousand oxen of Augeas. 

"Dr. Barnet's wife was a godly woman, but it is known that Cuffy 
audibly groaned over his master's frequent lapses from a correct life, 
and to have fervently prayed, both in public and private, for his early 
conversion." 

This last statement is quite probable if the anecdote told by Dr. 
McDowell is a true one, viz. : 

"He [Dr. Barnet] once said: 'Cuffy. I intend to be buried on my 
own land, and have reserved a place for you close beside me. When I 
rise, you may also rise with me. Wait upon me in the other world the 
same as in this.' 1 am much obliged,' said Cuffy, 'but rather guess not. 
The Devil might come along some dark night and take the darkey for the 
Doctor.' " 

The Frontispiece Map of 1745 

Reference was constantly made in the Judge Ralph Voorhees articles, 
as published in the Quarterly during the years 1915, '16 and '17, to the 
early map of Azariah Dunham, extending from New Brunswick to be- 
yond Princeton ; the map showing the boundary road between Somerset 
and Middlesex counties, and dated 1766. Frequent other references to 
this map have appeared in other publications. The Judge, of course, in 
preparing those articles in his lifetime was' not aware, and we do 
not know that any of our local historians, except the late Mr. Andrew D. 
Mellick, Jr., were or are now aware that a John Dalley. surj§$«-, of 
Kingston in Somerset, made a map of the same road in 1745, beginning 
at Perth Amboy and extending to Trenton ; and probably the author of 
"The Story of an Old Farm" never saw the map. (See that work, p. 
229). The original has been found in the New York Historical Society 
Library, and the New Jersey Historical Society has an exact reproduction 
of this map. The portion between New Brunswick and Princeton we give 
on a reduced scale as a frontispiece to this issue. In many ways it is 
interesting, especially as showing early landowners, roads, etc. We find 
a notice of the fact that Mr. Dalley had completed this survey in the 
"Pennsylvania Gazette" of Sept. 12, 1745 (see "N. J. Arckives," Vol. 
XII, p. 273), and desires the public to engage to have it printed. Further 
than this we have no present knowledge of this Mr. Dalley. - 

DEPARTMENT OF NOTES AND QUERIES 

[199]. McCrea-Ohio Settlers. — "In a letter dated Hamilton, 
Ohio, Apr. 15, 1893, from Mr. Thomas Milliken, an attorney of that city, ad- 



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Department of Notes and Queries 323 

dressed to the late Rev. Andrew J. Hageman, of Somerville, occurs the 
following paragraph : 

" 'As a matter of history I will state to you that a sister of Jane 
McCrea, of New Jersey, lived in this county (Butler) and some of her 
descendants are here yet. I refer to the Jane McCrea in Revolutionary 
history, who was murdered by the Indians near Fort Edward. The sister 
of Jane McCrea was married to a man named McDonald, who moved 
from New Jersey probably ninety years ago, and who resided in the im- 
mediate neighborhood of the Hagemans.' 

"The last reference is to descendants of Michael Hageman, whom 
Mr. Millikin in another letter stated came from New Jersey about 1801, 
and died in Butler county about 1813. Continuing, he makes the follow- 
ing comment : 

" This country between the Great Miami and the Little Miami was all 
purchased by John Cleaves Symmes and his associates from the Congress 
of the United States, and the result was that a very large number of 
people from New Jersey came out here at an early date and located lands 
under Symmes. There is a large and highly respectable connection of 
the Hagemans living here, consisting of the Brants, Hughes, Woods, 
Schencks and Freemans. The old stock are dead, but there are many 
of their descendants living all through this county. In fact, my son mar- 
ried a Schenck and belongs to the stock.' " 

J. J. D. (Metuchen, N. J.). 

• 

[The McDonald reference, of course, is to Catherine (McCrea) Mc- 
Donald, who married William McDonald. See Quarterly, Vol. VII, 
p. 97. — Editor]. 

[200]. Van Dyke- Van Vliet. — An inaccuracy was made in our 
note last month (p. 235) concerning the Van Dyke- Van Vliet ancestors. 
The intimation there was that Hendrick Dirckse Van der Vliet did not 
exist. As a matter of fact he did, but is not to be confused with Hen- 
drick Van Dyke, of Yellow Hook, who was the father of the Hendrick 
Van Dyke settling at Neshanic. We misinterpreted the information given 
us for the note in question. 

As to the Neshanic family it is said to run from the first emigrant 
in this manner to the Rev. James W. Van Dyke, now of Ocean Grove. 

1. Jan Thomassen, the emigrant of 1652, who m. (second wife) 
Tryntje Achias. 

2. Thomas Jans, who m. Sytie Dircks. 

3. Hendrick, of Yellow Hook, who m. Engeltie (or Jonica) , 

and d. 1751. 



324 ' County Historical Quarterly 

4. Hendrick, of Neshanic, b. about 1698 ; m. Margaret Van Der- 
veer (dau. of Dominicus). 

5. John, of near Somerville. 

6. Cornelius, who m. Maria Brokaw. 

7. Benjamin, who m. Elsie Smith. 

8. James Whalen (the clergyman). 

This line of Van Dykes Rev. James W. Van Dyke has approximately 
complete as to the Neshanic branch. 

[201]. Blackford-Davis. — "I am a grandson of Samuel Black- 
ford and, according to tradition, he was a brother to Isaac Nei \ick- 
ford, sometime Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals. I should like to 
know something of Samuel, if possible, and especially of his marriage to 
Jane Davis." J. G. B. (Seattle, Wash.). 

[All we know of the immediate family of Judge Blackford appeared 
in Vol. V of the Quarterly, pp. 1-14. He had no brother Samuel, and 
we are not able to place him. — Editor]. 

[202]. Caldwell. — "Was there a family in Somerset by the name 
of Caldwell during the Revolution and what became of them ?" 

A. D. V. (Newark, N. J.). 

[There was a Caldwell family near Basking Ridge in those days, but 
we have no particulars ; one a Hugh Caldwell. It would seem, however, 
that there was one such family near Lamington, as one of the most fa- 
mous men of North Carolina, a Dr. Joseph Caldwell, is stated in a his- 
tory of that State to have been born at Lamington, ' \pr. 21, 1773, 
and to have died in North Carolina, Jan. 27, 1835. He was a physician, 
of >cotch-Irish descent, and became President of the University of North 
Carolina in 1816. We have had it in mind to prepare a brief sketch of 
his interesting life for our readers, but had not yet reached it. — Editor]. 

[203]. Cozad-Winans.— "I will appreciate information concern- 
ing Job Cozad and his wife, Hannah Winans, who lived at Bernards 
Town in Revolutionary days." Mrs. F. L. B. (Hanford, Wash.). 

[204]. The "Red Stone Country." — "In the April Quarterly, 
p. 150, you suggest an error concerning 'The Red Stone Country' in 
Pennsylvania, when you say you 'judge this was York county, where red 
sandstone was plentiful and to which place many Somerset families went. 
It was, instead, the southwest corner of that State, or the part lying west 
of the Monongahela river and south of Fort Pitt (now Pittsburgh), 
known to-day as Washington and Green counties. Probably the largest 



Dc; i 'ucries 325 

colony that ever left New Jersey set out for this Red Stone Country in 
at least two companies. The first company came, I think, in 1780, and 
the next company in 1796. There may have been another company, but 
I only know of these two. My people came with the 1796 company. 
Among the names that I now recall who came out from New Jersey to the 
Red Stone Country were those of Thompson, Connett, Mcllrath, Day, 
ton, . .wnlee, Cooper, Dodd, Lindley, Ray, Owen, Axtell, Dille, 
Post, Clark, Dunn, Parsell* Rush, Stockton, Cozad, Conger, Park- 
inson, Condit (or Condict) and a host of others whose names I for- 
get, as I have been away from there for 35 years now. This Red Stone 
Country later became known as the Scotch-Irish section of Pennsylvania 
and is known as such to the present day. Of course a few Dutch fam- 
ilies, like the Van Kirk and Hoagland families, came along, but you will 
readily recognize many of the old Bound Brook Scotch families in the list. 
It is the Gibraltar of Presbyterianism, the seat of Washington and Jeffer- 
son College, which was founded by these Jersey Pioneers, and, I may add, 
morally, religiously, educationally, financially, or from any other point of 
view, this old Jersey Colony of Scotch Presbyterians outranks any settle- 
ment of which I have any knowledge." O. L. C. (Marion, O. ) 

[205]. Peapack Again. — In the 1916 Quarterly (p. 312), we 
stated that the earliest reference we had discovered to the name Pea- 
pack was in the language used in a deed of 1708, which spoke of "another 
Indian towne called Peapock." We now find the same place (no doubt) 
alluded to in an Indian deed of Oct. 29, 1701, to Johnson & Willocks, 
where it refers to a tract on the east side of the North Branch of the 
Raritan River, extending northwest "to the mountains above Pechpeck." 
Possibly that represents the real name of the "old Indian towne" as well 
as any of the old spellings. (See "N. J. Archives," Vol. XXI, p. 141 ). 

[206]. Chapman. — Inquiry has come to us concerning a Chapman 
family living at Peapack about 1770. A dau., Elizabeth, b. 1772; d. 
1859; m. (1) Able, and (2) George Moore. We have been un- 
able to find traces of Elizabeth's parents. 

[207]. Thomas Codrington. — By an inadvertence the name of the 
first land settler in Somerset (at Bound Brook), Thomas Codrington, was 
misprinted Codington in the July number of this Quarterly (pp. 233, 
237). It was discovered when too late to correct. He was not the an- 
cestor of the present Codington or Coddington families of the County (see 
Quarterly, Vol. II, p. 125). The Codrington lands, of which the La 
Monte property referred to in the last Quarterly (p. 232) formed a part, 



326 Somerset County Historical Quarterly 

seem to have had this genesis of title ownership: First, on May 4, 1681, 
the Indian deed, to eight persons, including Codrington, as named in the 
article referred to (on p. 233), for particulars of which see Messler's 
"Somerset Centennial Hist." (p. 11). This included probably 4,400 
acres. Second, on April 15, 1682, survey of the same (East Jersey Deeds, 
Lib. 4, p. 8). Third, on Feb. 28, 1684, the Lords Proprietors deeded to 
Codrington 877 acres. (East Jersey Deeds, Lib. A, p. 97). Fourth, 
Aug. 13, 1685, John Royse (also, like Codrington, a merchant of N 
York City) deeded to Codrington 836 acres adjoining the previous tract, 
(Ibid, p. 257). This land Codrington sold to Michael Dircksen Van 
Veghten Aug. 2, 1694. (Ibid, Lib. F, p. 81). 

[208]. The "Old York Road" Again. — "Here are some more or 
less interesting facts about the "Old York Road" on the Pennsylvania side 
of the Delaware: 

"The Old York Road, running from Philadelphia to New Brunswick, 
N. J., dates from 171 1, and in its youth was very bad, especially in rainy 
weather. The mud was black and deep, and there were tremendous 
quicksands in many places. Farmers on their way to market would go in 
companies so as to help one another over the difficult places. It was not 
unusual to use four, and even six horses for an ordinary load. An in- 
stance is given where a team was stalled and in trying to draw out one of 
the horses with an iron chain to his head, it slipped, and the horse was 
so injured he had to be killed. Sometimes boys were stationed at danger- 
ous places to warn teamsters, and fence rails were placed on end in the 
road as silent messengers of threatened disaster. In 1803 people could 
stand it no longer, and a turnpike was authorized, construction begin- 
ning at once on a section reaching to Red Lion Inn, at Willow Grove. 

"A local historian gives a pleasing picture of the improvement of 
the road, referring to the removal of rocks, trees and stumps, the build- 
ing of bridges and covering the surface with stones. 

"At Willow Grove the Old York Road branches. The one branch 
bore slightly west of north, runs through old Neshaminy to Doylestown, 
where it turns east, runs to Buckingham and so to the Delaware River at 
New Hope, at that time Coryell's Ferry ; the other branch bore a little 
east of north, through Hattor's, and joins the Doylestown branch at old 
Buckingham. Emmanuel Coryell's Ferry was established in 1732; Wash- 
ington had frequent occasion to use it. 

"The name Lambertville was given to the settlement on the New 
Jersey side of the river in 1812 at the request of Hon. John Lambert, 
made to the Post Office Department. Abraham Coryell, owner of the 
Ferry, a son of Emmanuel, was indignant. He persisted in referring to 



Department of Notes and Queries 327 

the place as 'Lambert's villainy.' John Coryell, brother of Abram, was 
proprietor of the ferry on the Pennsylvania side at this time, but it is not 
recorded that he made objection to the substitution of the name of New 
Hope for Coryell's Ferry. 

"These facts are mainly taken from John T. Fares' book "Old Roads 
Out of Philadelphia," Lippincott. E. V. (Flemington, N. J.). 

[209]. Boylan — Orton. — There should be a correction in the ar- 
ticle on "The Somerset Boylan Family" (Quarterly, Vol. VI, p. no), 
under No. 31, where it reads that James B., Jr., of Hoboken, had chil- 
dren : Benjamin D., etc. This part of the paragraph should read : 

Ch. (by K. S. W.) I. James B., Jr., of Newark, who m. Emma Van 
Velsor; no ch. 2. Elizabeth Katherine, who m. James Douglas Orton, 
Jr., of Newark, whose ch. are: Benjamin Douglas, Dr. Henry Boylan 
and Raymond. 

[210]. Dumont-Gen. Washington. — "I am very anxious for a 
copy of the letter written by the then General Washington to Capt. Peter 
H. Dumont, which is to be found in the historical records of your 
county." E. W. (Boyne City, Mich.). 

[We know of no such letter. — Editor]. 

[211]. Henry. — In notes on the Henry Family in the April, 1918, 
Quarterly (Vol. VII, p. 118, footnotes), we stated that the great- 
grandfather of Mr. P. C. Henry, of Basking Ridge, was not certainly 
known. This is yet true, thuogh we believe a careful search would make 
the same known. However this may be a descendant sends us a few facts 
about that line, which it may be useful to put in print 

The missing Henry is said to have owned 300 acres of land near 
Lamnigton ; sold the land for Continental money ; lost his wife when his 
son, Daniel, was born, became discouraged, joined the American ara'v 
and was never heard from afterward. This son, Daniel, was b. Apr. 22, 
1774, and d. Apr. 15, 1850; his wife was Mary Van Nest (dau. of Cor- 
nelius), who was b. Feb. 15, 177-. They left nine children, viz.: 

Daniel, b. 1804. 

Jane, b. 1806. 

Catherine, b. 1808; had dau., Mary J. 

Sarah, b. 1809; had son Abram. 

William, b. 1814; had sons James and Cornelius. 

Nancy, b. 1816 ; had sons Cornelius, James and John. 

Rachel, b. 1819; had ch., John, Samuel J., Mary, Sarah, Norman, 
Cebrina. 



3 2 8 Somerset County Historical Quar; 

John, b. 1821 ; d. 1902 ; m. Jane Hand, who was b. 1821 and d. 1900. 
He was the father of Parmenus C. ; also of Catherine, Almira and Eliz- 
abeth. 

James, b. 1824; had a son John. 

Imperfect as the foregoing is, we hold that all facts about Somerset 
families are, or may prove to be, useful, and hence publish what has 
come to us. 

[212]. The Bound Brook Boulder. — "Some one has said that the 
large stone set up in the road at the lower end of Bound Brook, contain- 
ing a bronze tablet commemorating the site of the skirmish (called on the 
tablet a "Battle") of April 13, 1777, beteween Gen. Lincoln and some 
British troops, is a boulder, and distinctly of the glacial period. Is this 
true? If so, when was that period?" B. V. D. 

believe this block of stone was dug from its bed about 1832, 
en the Delaware and Raritan Canal was constructed, and is a boulder; 
if so, it probably belongs to the latest of the glacial periods, which en- 
veloped with ice so much of the whole country and distinctively left its 
marks in a moraine extending, in New Jersey, from Perth Aniboy across 
the State in a diagonal line to Belvidere. It is supposed that the thickness 
of ice covering this part of North America may have been at least 3,000 
feet. As in the case of all glaciers there is a forward movement of sev- 
eral inches, at the most a few feet, in a day, and the ice pushes along 
ing before it — rocks, trees, etc. ; levelling hills to some extent and 
filling up valleys with gravel, etc. So it is that boulders may be found 
everywhere in its track in this and other States, and they are usually so 
rounded as to be easily distinguishable. Stones were not made round 
by the Almighty ; whenever they are found smoothly rounded it is by 
the action of ice rolling them during the glacial era, or eras. How long 
ago was the last glacial period in America? No one knows. Some 
think only 10,000 years ago. Others figure that, whatever time ago that 
, there was a previous interval, succeeding the earlier ice age, of be- 
en 84,000 and 140,000 years. (So Professor Nathaniel Schmidt, of 
Cornell Universil hich is to say that it is still largely a matter 

of speculation as to the time or duration of any glacial epoch in this 
country. — Editor. 



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INDEX TO SURNAMES 



INDEX TO SURNAMES 

Note. — The present-day form of spelling, with variations occasionally added 
in parenthesis, is the usual form adopted for the surnames in this Index. The 
general articles and notes are indexed alphabetically on pages following the 
title page. 



Abbot, 60, 202 

Able, 115, 325 

Abrahams, 27 

Acdor, 303 

Achias, 323 

Adams, 59, 64, 197, 244, 

262, 309 
Addis. 207. 2»8. 271, 273, 

276. 277, 306 (see Ed- 

dis) 
Aecher, 312 
Agans, 37, 74 
Aiken, 311 
Alexander, 81, 82, 160, 

166, 177, 178, 199 
Alford, 177, 178 
Alkinson, 209 

Allen, 62, 105, 107, 109, 

167. 170, 198, 200, 205, 
207, 210, 279. 301, 305, 
313. 314, 316 

Aller, 57. 306 

Allshouse, 208, 314 

Alpaugh, 67, 70, 72, 140, 
141. 143, 146, 148, 310 

Alschyrh, 134 

Alston. 279 

Alts, 188 

Alvord, 209 

Alward, 61, 63, 114, 168, 
279 

Alwood, 34. 307 

Amerman, 37, 66, 67, 69, 
70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 100, 
110, 111, 112, 138, 140, 
144, 146. 148, 194, 207, 
279, 297, 298, 301 

Ames, 310 

Anderson, 34, 56, 66, 68, 
:. 169. 

181, 196, 
40, 286, 287, 288, 
296, 314 

Andree. 307 

Andrews, 193, 199 

Angleman, 196, 309 

Annin, 34, 63. 65, 105, 107, 
202, 279, 283, 298 

Anthony, 250 

Aporile, 314 

Applegate, 27, 289 

Appleman, 63 

Appleton, 299 

Armstrong, 165, 169, 205 

Arondeus, 124 

Arrowsmith, 34. 166, 168, 
209, 210, 283, 312 

Asten, 18 

5tns. 131 

Atchison, 273 

Aten, 91, 92 (see Auten) 

Atkinson, 23, 210 

Atwood, 57 

Auble, 233 

Aultz, 190, 192 

Auten, 37. 58, 59. 62, 63, 
133, 134, 133, 136, 181, 
190, 191. 193, 194, 196, 
201, 207, 210, 290, 294, 
295, 301, 303, 315 (see 
^ Aten) 



Autts, 208 

Avtrt, 286 

Avery, 116 

Ayres (Ayers), 12, 27, 34, 
35, 43, 58, 63, 65, 76, 
81, 156, 283, 309 

Axtell, 325 

Babcock, 59, 183 
Backer, 296 
Backes, 241, 320 
Badgley, 58 
Bailey, 170, 206 
Bainbridge, 134, 135, 136, 

184, 189, 190, 191, 296, 

Baird, 47, 48, 52, 95, 127, 
128, 129, 134, 135, 148, 

185, 186, 188, 203, 226, 
227, 228, 229, 267, 268, 
269. 271. 279, 291, 298, 
304, 306. :m, 313, 315 

Bakehorn, 297 
Bakeman, 299 
Baker, 34, 73. 77, 136, 138, 

141, 146, 188, 190, 193, 

196, 267, 269, 270, 271, 

272, 275, 279, 297, 304, 

312 
Baldwin, 58, 156, 163, 168. 

170, 199, 202, 2 
Ball, 38, 284, 290, 307 
Ballard, 58, 64, 170, 172, 

173, 175 
Ballentine, 286 
Banghart, 196 
Bannock, 185 
.Barber, 203 

Barcalow, 77, 101, 134, 
169. 197, 204, 208. 

212, I !23, 224, 

.27. 229, 268, 

276, 289, 290, 293, 295, 

296 
Barclay, 34, 211 
Bard, 34 
Barendse. 101 
Barger, 301 
Barkman. 110, 209 
Barkover, 181 
Barnar, 193 

Barnet (Barnett), 165, 
68, 169, 171, 320, 

322 
Barnhart, 143, 144, 188, 

191 (see Burnhart) 
Barnum, 186 
Barrett, 238 
Barrington, 286 
Barrow, 34 
Barrows, 311 
Baitles, 321 
Bartolette, 309 

34 
Bastedo, 269, 270, 271, 

274, 275 
Bateman, 289, 305 
Baten, 316 
Bath. 
Bayard, 205, 279 



Bayles, 166, 170, 304, 309 
Beach. 25, 63, 64. 77, 110, 

181, 289 
Bean. 235 
Beart. 224 
Beavers, 34 
Bechtel, 246 
Bedell, 203, 207 
Bedle, 99 
Beegle, 59 
Btekman. 34, 37, 61, 68, 

70. 96, 160, 185, 210, 

227, 228, 229, 230, 239, 

264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 
273, 276, 279, 284, 285, 
287, 292, 295, 296, 299, 
302, 307, 310 

Beent, 128 

Beers, 38 

Beert, 126, 127, 211 

Belcher, 4 

Beldon, 208. 284, 300 

Bell, 38, 59, 182, 204, 279 

Bellis, 60, 66, 70, 73, 285, 
296, 306, 309, 314, 316 

Ben, 207 

Bender, 196 

Benjamin, 182 

Bennet, 61, 89, 125, 126, 
127, 129 133, 135, 136, 
168, 190, 207, 211, 213, 
217, 219, 225, 228, 230, 

265, 268. 272, 279, 301 
Bennick. 130 

Benson. 106, 119 

Bent, 195, 196, 199, 282 

Benton, 134, 135 

Bergen, 34, 38, 45, 48, 60, 
68, 70. 71. 72. 97, 98, 
101, 126, 130, 136, 143, 
146, 183, 186, 187, 189, 
192, 1»8, 201, 203, 209, 
214, 219, 221, 222, 227. 

228, 230, 234. 235, 237, 
24U, 279, 285, 290, 291. 
296, 298, 305, 313, 321 

Berger, 67, 69, 74, 140, 

143. 146, 147 
Berlin 

Berrien, 8. 34, 105. 126, 
!23, 272, 

279 
Berry, 34, 76 
Bert, 264 

Bertron, 138, 279, 321 
Besel, 203 
Best, 234 
Bevach, 300 
Bevier, 133 
Bidd'u 
Biedt, 215 
Biggs. 37. 65, 69, 70, 139, 

177, 287, 290, 308, 314 
Bigoney, 114 
Bills, 209 
Bilyou, 62, 311 
Bircan, 98 
Birch, 200, 309 
Bird, 60, 64, 296, 299, 301, 

302 (see Burd) 
Bishop, 34, 194, 311 



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Index to Surnames 



Black. 19T 

ford. 31, 151 
3:4. 
Black well. 56. 145, 136. 
188, 273, 274. 284, - 
294 
Blaiii 

Blair, 34. 77. 20S, 233, 234 
Blake. 235 
Blamburg. 307 
Blan.i 

■ 276, 277 
Blauvelt, 56, 58. 59. 194 

210, 284-315. 321 
Blaw (Blauw), 62. 128, 
-. 131, 133, 134. ' 
tilue) 
Blazer. 180, 206, 207, 283, 

Bland- ■ ' 
Bloomfield. 248 Bn 
Blue (Blew), 91, 92, 165, 
i 221, 

I, 279, 297, 309. 315 
(see Blaw) 

Boach, 58 

Bockeys. 28 

Bockoven, 309 

Bodine, 89. 91. 207 

Bodle, 172 

Bogart, 34. 64. 65. 100, 

215, 277, 236 
Boggs, 56-64. 195-209, 

■15 
Bohennan, 60 
Boice. 57. 61. 91, 196, 19S. 

206. 292, 303 
Bole, 63 

Bolmer. 58. 64. 290. 
Bond, 171. 196. 198, 286 

6 - ■,»■, 
Booraem. 107. 125, 127, 

128, Li 

218 219, 220, 221. 222. 

Booshear, 239 
Borden. 8. 287 
Bosharr. 212 
Boswell, 5 9 

Boudlnot, 11. 107, 169, 208 
Bougner. 146 
Bound. 60 

229 
Bowers, 66 
Bowman. 61, 70, 182 

Boytan.^i > . JOg. 

166, ! 

234, 235. 279. 327 
BoylP. 146, 312 
Boynton, 289 

8, 266. 26 
310, 315 

f r |; ,', 264, 268 

Brev. 

Brice, 230 

Brte> 

211 ' 
Briggs, 207, 295 
Brtnckerhoff, 100 
Brinson, 34. 123 (see 

son) 
Bristol, 108 ., „„ 

Britton (Britain), 34. 60, 

8 9 9, 266, 276, 

279 



Broach, 73. 91. 133, 135, 

185, 187. 189, 1 
Brock- 
Brokaw. 34. 37, 38. 45, 48.' 

57, 61. 65. 68, 69, 71. 

72. 74. 89, 90. 1 .' 

132, 133. 134, 135, 136, 
• ■>. 141. 143. 

145, 143. 1".6, 15-", 

158. 166, 184, 18 


193, 194, 195, 197, 199, 

200, 201. 202. 203. 204,- 

206, 208. 210. 211. 212; 

286, 287, 290, 292, 294; 
>7, 299, 300-, 

301, 302. 305, 306-, 310, 

324 
Broon, 74 
Broot, 186 
Broughton. 34 
Brouw. 225, 264 
Brouwer (Brower), 51, 

85, 127. 131. 185. 213, 

J15. 22i. 266 
Brown, 29. 35, 58, 76, 82. 

103, 113. 114. 116, 131. 

167. 172. I'.'S, .200, 202. 

214, 223, 227, 228, 243, 
72, 279, 290. 296, 

309. 313, 314 
Brownlee. 58, 60, 61, 193- 

283-313, 325 
Bruckner. 105, 108 
Bruer. 
Brunson. 123, 34 (see 

Brii 
Brush. 60. 61. 166. 200- 

279, 286. : 
Bryan, 35. 60. 233 
Bryant. 33, 292 
Buck, 169 

Buckalew. 192. 301 
Buckamin. 301 
Bucknell. 191 
Bull, 

Bullis, 91 
Bullot 1 

Bulman, 199, 207 
Bumheats, 196 
Bu:m. 140. 205. 279, 283, 

303, 311 
Bunyan, 

Burd, 297 (see Bird) 
Buren, 219 
Burgher, 1 
Burke, 60. 196 
Burley, 
Burnett, 102 
Burnhart, 57. 139, 142 

(see Barnhart) 
Burr, 35, 262 
Burrell. 19 
Burt, 200, 168 
Bush, 58, 62, 199, 205, 300, 
Butler, 27. 28 
Byerly, 35 

Cabeltr. 

■aus, 286 
ilader. 175 
313. 315 (see Cane) 
Caldwell. 81. 
Camardon, 205 

, 194, 200, 204, 
296, 310 
Campbell. 18, 35, 60, 167- 
264 
: .rteld, 58, 193-196, 
283 
Cane. 68, 308, 312 (see 
Cain) 



Cannon, 42, 43, 65, 124, 
275, 277 
308 
;>ey, 213 
Carhart, 129, 212 
Carkhuff, 33, 67, 71, 73. 
74. 91, 133. 139. 141. 
142. 143. 144, 145, 116, 
149, 196, 210, 285. 
290. 89 

(see Corle) 
Carman, 54 

1 - ilohael, 59, 201, 296 
Carpenter, 85, 116 
Carr, ' 

Carrell, 200, 202. 288 
Carter, 59, 166, 196. 289 
C&rv 35 

■ SI, 69. 91. 194, 
197, 205. 285, 308 
Cashon. 294 (?) 
2 79 
1, 65, 69. 167, 

I, 206, 287, 288, 313, 
316 

Caviller, 33, 59, 136 
C'hamliKila'n, 82. 91, 196 
hambers, 57 59. 60. 108. 
196-204. 283 
Chamville. 206 

ndler. 62 
Chapin, 117, 119 
Chaplin, 204 

. man. 233, 325 

Cheerdener, 215 , 

topher, 59, 136, 184, 
187, 189, 191, 209, 286, 
313, 316 
Churchwood, 61 

0, 70 
Clark, 47, 58. 91. 197. 200. 
201, 205, 279, 287, 325 
rkson, 58, 106 

II, 49 

-on, 38, 56, 194, 204, 
2T9, 284 
306 

Clerry. 195 

Clickener, 65, 138. 69, 315 

Clover, 88. 91. 92, 179 

Cobb, 172 

Cochran, 25, 35, 165, 280, 

296. 
Cock, 89, 162, 163. 167. 

176. 203, 226, 22 ' 

265, 266. 269, 271, 273. 

276, 277, 280, 298, (see 

Cox) 
Codington (Coddington). 

58. 157, 158. 19 

201. 203. 209, 237, 298 
Codrlngton, 35, 233, 325, 

Coe, 106 

Coeycer (?). 266 
Coeyman, 35 
Colbert, 195 

Cole, 35, 38, 60-73, 117. 
137-147, 194, 200. 201, 
36, 303, 305, 313, 
315 
Ins, 68, 65, 192, 207. 
1 268, 276, 
Collhar, 168, 308 
Colyer, 177, 181, 293, 309 

Compton, 57, 182, 200. 211, 

316 
Condit (Condict). 64. 293, 

325 
Cone, 257 



Index to Surnames 



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Conger, 325 

Conins, 205, 315 

Conklin, 58. 197, 216, 286 

Conkling. 181 

C onm t, SO, 325 

Connor, 

Conover, 38, 57. 60, 

»8, 118. 132. 133, 

197. 203, 2i'7, 211, 287, 

2115, 308, 315 
Con row, 312 
Conway, 60, 169, 199 
Con ways, 33 
Cook. 35, 107, in 

116. 172 205, - 6 

314 
Cool, 76, 91, 283 
Cooley, 248 

< oon, 62. 64. 168. 172, 180, 
~ * «-' '" 181, 308. 3i0 

Cool- ' 134, 201. 

290, 301, 310, 314, 325 
Copp. 167 
Coriell (Coryell), 156, 

166, 297. .)00, 309, 311, 
I 
Corle. 38, 91, 152, 195, 312 

>'ie) 
Cork, 307 
Corliss, 38 
Cor:, 
Cornell, 61, 91. 110, 124- 

136, 184-135, 209-224, 
• 
Cornwall i- 
Corrigai 
1 rrington, 181 
Corsen, 276 
Cortelyou !6. 127 

130, 182, II 

210, 21 

224, 225, 226, 227, 228. 

■ 
270, 271 13, 274 

275, 276. 277, 285, 287, 
300. 

. 73, 111, 
138 
•Cory (Corey), 35, 1. 
174. 175, 314 
Corzine, 138. 140, 146, 

148 
Cose, 38 

Coshun, 63, 205, 236 
Cossart, 236. 150 
Coues, 245 
Cough, 
Coulthar 

Courser (Coueer), 186, 
188, 131 
isal, 216 
Covenhoven, 53, "8. 98 
104, 134. 13 

. <S8. 190. 192, 

12 295 i ■■ e 

Com. 
Covert. GO. 63. 128 

; 
265, 291, 

Cox, 35, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 
71, 7 L39. 141, 

143, 146, 148. 167, 168. 
171, 172, 196. 197, 199, 

200, 201, 203, 206. 285, 
295, 61 (see Cock) 

I i.zad, 324. 325 

Cozart, 150, 236 

Craigf, 1 195, 197, 

201, 211, 315 

.. ;er, 38, 309. 310 
Crane. 60. 165. 168. 170, 
198, 209, 280, 289 



Crater, 113, 117, 203, 210 
Craven. 56 5! 

195, 196, 208, 
Crawford, 287 
Cray, 198, 299, 314 
Creed, 205 
Creix, 316 
Creytres (?) 225 
Crichton, 312 
Croac. 193 

gier, 154 
Cromwell, 45 
Cronan, 56 
Cronkright, 309 
Crop, 207, 310 
(-ro.-cn, 129, 130, 211, 

213, 215, 216, 229, 
220, 224 (see 

Kreusen) 
Cross, 57, 61. 158, 198, 280, 

288 
Crouse. 297 
(vow, 09 
Crowell, 118 
Croxson, 132 

en (Crysen), 229, 

230 
Crughlin, 205 

r (Crusen), 59, 166, 
.(13, 223, 227, 230, 

265. 
r, 264 
Cumfnii g . n 'i. 210, I 
Curry. 

r, 66 
Cutter, 67. 68, 71. 73, 138, 

142, 144, 147 
Cuykendall, 109 

Dailey (Daily). 59. 66, 74, 
131, 137, 138, 13:.'. 11", 
141. 142, 143, HI. 146. 
147 

Dale 59 

Dalle' 38. 67, 68, 

89, 117, 144, 

J, 14 8. 143, 

f 209, 286, 288. 289, 301, 

322 

Daly, 291 

Dalny, 72 

1 lanes, 185 

Daniels, 38, 77, 196, 298 

DanielsoTi 

, 198, 302 

Daume, 285 

. , ,\port, 64, 117, 294, 
299, 304, 308 

Davids. 125 

Davis, i.!, 7, 14. 35, 45, 54, 
59, 70, "16, 136, 

133, i ;. r . 146. 

165, 168, 187, 188, 190, 
199, 202, i«. 207, 

208 209, 238. 245, 265, 
266, 267, 268, 270, 280, 
284, 286, 293, 294, 303, 
305, 313, 316, 324, 104, 
192, 208, 284 

Davits, 212 

Davoe i ?), 218 

Dawes, 74, 112 

Day. 325 

Dayton, 203, 238, 289, 312 

Deaco 

Deals, 91 

Dearborn, 248 

Deats, 71, 231 

Deatsworth. 138 
amp, 168 

De Coster, 314 

De Forest, 77, 113, 280, 
283, 284. 305. 307, 315 

de Grass.-, 



De Groot, 56. 58, 59, 

298, 301. 
De Hart, 63, 105, 126, 128, 
.' 216, 218, 220, 221, 
129, 130, 183. 193, 200, 
226. 227, 
228, 22' 264, 265, 

267, 271, 272, 

275, 276 
:e, 60 
Delie. 131 
De L 

45, 287 
. ng, 197 
Demond (Demun), 35, 

283 
De Mott, 41, 42, 43. 46, 47, 
■ 113, 116, 
142, 145, 148, 175. 204, 
269, 280 
Denelse. 128 
Denice, 41, 88 
;^on, 189, 190 
nis, 35, 89 
Dennistori, 58 
Deremer. 38. 222, 226 

mbeau, 32 
De Ruyter, 253 
Derven, 194 
193 
■, 57 
■ 
Dickens, 194 

170, 303 
Dickii 

son, 172 
Digbei-. 

3, 72 
206 
Dille, 325 
Dillov, 38, 58, 141, 114, 

1!5. 14?. 314 
Dilli' 

'. * 14 „ ... 

Dilts (Dils). 38. 142, 144, 

146 -10. 

2:. 5, 309, 316 

Dirkge, 100, 101, 323 

Disborough, 38, 8 

136, L84, 185, 187, 
I 

Ditmars, 65, 66, 68. 69, 73, 
103. 104, 130, 133, 134, 
135. 136, 138, 139, 140, 
141, 146, 148, 182, 185, 
186, 188, 189, 192, 207, 
213, 215, 217. 219. 
286. 298, 300, 301, 307, 
313, 316 

Dix. 63 

Douw, 89 

• rty, 211 

Dockery, 235 

Dockwra. 2 

Dodd, 284, 325 

Boflfver, 112. 149. 196, 

203, 297 
Done. „ „„„ 

Doolittle, 56-60, 133-210, 

284 et seq. 
Doremus, 314 
Doren, 287, 197 
Dorland. 100, 125, 280 
see Durling) 

167. 169. 173. 
194, 196, 197, 203 tt . 
296, 304 

lerty, 207, 310 
i hty, 124, 298 

.73,299,304.313, 

214, 89 



334 



Index to Sur 



Doyle, 158 

Drake, 31, 35, 56, 5 

136, 157, 158, 166. 201, 
238, 276, 280, 295 

Dreyer, 229 

Dubois, 35 

Duery, 203 

DufT, J 6, 26 

Duffield. 316 

Dugan, 38 

D u m o n t (Dumon. Du- 
mund), 35, 38, 59, 68, 
72. 102, 123, 135, 136, 
166, 181. 182, 184, 186. 
187, 202, 283, 284, 291, 



327 
Farlee, 167 
farmer, 30, 35, 267, 268, 

273. 273. 280. 270 
Feler, 130 
Felmly, 198, 307 
Ferguson, 
Fenner, 298 
Fermer, 266 . 
Ferrian, 41 
Feurt, 2 SO 
Field, 35. 108, 

132. 133, 155. 195 

296, 303, 301, 309 



295. 304. 307, 310, 314, Findley, 280 



327 (see De- 
mond) 

Dune. tn, 289 
Duiidass, 35 
Dunham, 14, 35, 38, 58, 

177. 183, 198, 210, 285, 

286, 292. 
Dunn. 134. 197, 228 <?). 



Fine. 126, 131. 189, 190, 
.92, 209, 273, 275, 

Finley, 56-61, 77, 166, 169. 
170, II L94, 198, 

202, 203, 205, 206, 209, 
210, 283 et seq. 

Fish, 300 



280, 305, 307. 313 tier, 1, 35, 38. 57, 58, 77 



Dunstar, 35 

Dunyen, 187 

Durling, 202, 194 (see 

Dot-land) 
Duryea. 56, 94, 105, 126. 
187, 189, 191, 192. 

11. 312 Fitzpatriek, 303 
ier, 194, 196, 205, Fitz-Randolph, 280 
207, 289 
Duychinck, 173, 175, 292 



154-160, 169, 185, 187. 
188, 191, 194, 196. 197, 

198, 2' 13, 204, 

2H5. illb. 2 ■. 

307, 
310, 315 



East i - 

Eatoi: 

Eberle, 78. 169 

Edder 

226 
Eddis, 221 
Eddy 

Edgar. 78 
Edgt-rton, 183 
inds, 309 
i 
Edwards, 203 
Egan. 

Egbert, 2*0. 312 
Ege, 97 

-. 285, 289, 300 
Eickman. 294 



Elbertson, 191, 200, 208, Frasei 



Fitzsimmons, 118 

Flagg, 91, 92. 133, 134, 
136, 176. 185, 201, 202, 

Flanagan, 313 

Fleet, 233 (see Van 

Fleet) 
Fleming, 38, 296 
FIom- 167, 202 

Folwell, 

• le, 56-61, 196-210. 298 
Fonner, 67 
Force, 61 
Ford, 29, 107, 128, 130, 

132, 216 
Fordun, 156. 157 

Ln, 172 ' 3. 174, 175 
132, 214 (see V'urt) 
r. 38. 271, 313, 315 
Franc-is, 308 
Franklin. 5, 26 



209, 305, 287 
186 



Frazee, 158, 308 
Freeman, 167. 323 



Eldert. 158. 293, 300. 186 Frelinghuysen. 3. 4, 12, 



Elltotl 

11 ion, 265, : 
Elmendorf, IS; 

Elsen, 290 

11 , 
Emery. 38 

i I > , 5 8.' 6 



• ns 



14, 24, 26, 36, 76, 77. 
89, 93 5, 136. 

155, 171-175. 184. 186, 
187, 189. 19 
292 308 

135, 184, 

100, 202, 

L, 298, 300, 

- 71/72>74,< 

1 



6Sy69,<70,'^71./'72^1, 

day, 31 
... 219 
'117/ Kris, 217 
. " ' itts. 19 

"9~ 



93, 316 
Frys, 6 
Fulk. I 56, 59. 125, 

211. 218, 285 
Fuller, 238. 239. 240 



287' / '298«r301''?.09 

COtt, 238 
Engrli I i. 193-210, 

283, t-t sen. 
Eno. 

Eoff, 105. 106, 110. 166. Funk, '265, '266, 267, 269 
Furguson, 288 

314 i 

Everett, 29: | i. 222 

ik, 35 224. 

Ewing. 61. 288 267, (see 

Exeur. FeurM 



Gaddis. 167. 196 

Gage, 243 

Gallivan, 38 

Galpin, 58, 60, 197-210, 

283 et seq. 
Gambler, 147 
Gamlin, 298 

Gano, 38, 188. 184, 190, 
195, 196, 199, 203, 204 
Ganse, 57 
Gardner, 57-61, 193-210, 

284 et seq. 
Garner. 266 
Garnett. 207 
Garrabrant, 50, 142. 116, 

303 
Garretson, 44, 47, 62, 126, 
127, 129. 131, 132, 133, 
134, 137. 143, 148, 150, 
155, 1X2, 184, 185, 187, 
188, 189, 190. 191, 195, 
198, 200, 201. 203, 205, 
206, 207, 208, 210, 214, 
215, 217, 219, 221, 222, 
252, 269, 270, 271, 273, 
!76, 277. 280, 284, 
288, 302. 304. 3 
Garrison, 280. 301 
Garthardt, 189, 191 
Gaston. 36, 37. 105. 107. 
1 16. 164, 197. 209, 

Gatesman, 307 
Gatzman, 204 
Gatzmer, 167 
Gault, 209 

a 
Geipselhart, 58 
Genoa. 135 
Gerrit 

Gesner, 289, 307 
Gesney. 42 
Gibb. 16, 36 
Giddis. 64, 198, 203, 303, 

307, 313 
Giffiord, 195 
Gilberl 

314 
Giles, 203 

pie, 205 
Gilpin 
Ginnis, 

leo 
Glover, 168 
Gnep. 
Goal, 

Goble, 290 
Godwin, 280 

i rap, 280 
. 305 

ra, 57, 58, 64, 210, 290. 

298 
Goltry, 61, 209 
Goodell, 116 
Goodheart, 197 
Gordon. 36. 202, 271. 288. 

Gore, 75. 77 

Gould 

Graham, 65, 308 

■ 214 
Gray, 140, I i I \ 285, 

,:> 92 
Green (Greene), 32, 89, 

115 

I 
Griffith, . 293 

Griggs, 26. 91. 132. H>6, 

202, 214, 223, 224, 227, 

229. 264, 266, 308. 309 
Crimea, 309 

iflyke, 72, 73, 127. 



Index to Surnames 



335 



128, 131, 141, 143, 145, 

212, 214, 216. 21g. 
224. 225, 226, 227 

Orofe, 264 
Grogan, 193 

Grove (Groves), 267, 229 
Grover, 106, 284, 289 
Grubb. 36 
Guerin, 286. 310 
Guest, 30, 22.-S 
Guild, 7". 112, 314 
Guilds, 137 

Gulick, 36, 64, 105, 124, 
T 128. 130, 131, 137, 

145, 160, 183, 186, 

190, 192, 193, 

204. 212, 213, 214. 
216, 217. 218. 219. 220, 

221, 222, 

226, 227, 228. 229, 265. 
266. 267, 268, 269, 270. 

271. 272, 27:'., 274. 275, 
276. 280, 301. 303. 306 

Gulsie. 304 
Gumber. 289 
Gumble, 205 
Gundre, 194, 207 
Gunn, 1S2 
Guy, 308 
Haas, 210, 286 
Haddock, 
Haddon, 157. 247 
Hageraan, 36. 38, 4! 

63. 68. 71. 92, 94, 124, 

125, L29, 130. 

131, 132, 133, 134. 

135, 137, 138, 139, 

142, 143, 141, 145. 

147, 195. 202 

205, 207, 21" 

213, 214, 216, 217. 
218, 221, 

222, 14, 226, 

227, 228, 230, 233. 
234, • 271, 

272, 273. 275. 276, 
288. 291, 296, 304, 
309, 310, 312. 315, 
323 

Hagewout. 126 

Hager 

Haines, 173, 175, 303, 

310 
Hale. 208 

Hall. 36. 38, 39, 60, 63, 
73 77, 88. 

89. 91, 92. 109, US. 

138, 139, 140. 11) 

143, 144, 145. 147, 

148. 149, 150, 151.' 
169. 177. IS-' 

195, 197. 19S 

200, 204, 208 

248, 273. 28" 

286. 289, 290, 298, 
304, 305, 

808 
Halsey, 56 

114, 280 
Hammer. 73. 74, 13; 

142. 114, 146, 147, 

176. 
Hance, 91 
Han.' 328 

Haney, 116 
Hankins, 31 
Hanna, 5' 
Hanvil, 312, 300 
Happer, 287 
Hardcastl- 
Harden. 118. 219 
Hardenbergh, 5. 25, 26. 

36, 61. 91. Ill, 115. 

166. 193-211. 283-317 



Hardenbrook, 91, 92, 118 

Hardie. 199 

Harder, 150 

Hardy, 167 

Harlingen, 198, 199, 200, 
291 (see van Harlin- 
gen) 

Harmer, 38 

Harned, 206 

Harpending, 64, 150, 280 

Harriot (see Herriot) ■"' 

Harris. 57. 63, 167. 168, 
171, 181, 191, 193- 
210, 283-317 

Harrison, 30. 36. 54. 55. 

81. 126. 127, 130, 194, 

'13. 244, 

Hart. 13. 58, 135. 196, 
203, 285, 291-317 

Hartr-i . 224, 226, 

Hartough. 41. . 42, 136, 

228. 230 
Hartwell, 164. 233 

>uek. 114, 118 
Hastnick, 307 

.'76 
Haven, 248 

Haj ... . 169, 171, 

311 
Haywood. 
Hazzard, 
Hazen, 17". 171 
Heard, 31, 238 

. 142 
Heath, 299 
Heator. 
Heermans, 288 
Heinz, 187 
Helmes, 118 
Hendrickson, 126. 

160, 1S5 
Henrv, 8, 38. 53, 54 

140, 165. 166, 167. 

170, 171, 196, 203, 
380, 287, 294, 
"27 328 
Henryson. 

art, 292. 309 
Herd. 302, 316, 

Herliek, 311 
Herts. 73 

Herpel, 280 

"lg, 167 . 
Herriot, 61 ■ 
Hersel 
Herlme, 266 
Hertot. 

118 

Hextell, 308 

Hid. 216 

Hickson. 74 
Higbee. 21 6 
Higslns, 38, 77, 91, 230, 

265, 2'',.;, 291, 230 
Hildabrant, 208 
Hill. 38. 39, 62. 63, 72, 
91, MS, 111.',, 

19 
286, 287. 297. 308 
.an. 108 
r, 183 
68 
Hlxson, 7", 1 10, 138, 303 
Hoagland 

".. 66, 68 71. 77. 

79, 87, 103, 125, 126. 

i 131, 132, 



133, 134, 135, 136. 
137, 138, 143, 144. 
146, 184, 185, 186, 
187, 188, 189, 190, 
191, 192. 202, 204, 
206, 211, 212, 213. 

214, 215, 216, 217, 
218, 220, 222, 223, 
224, 225, 226, 228. 

229. 265, 266, 267. 
268. 269, 270. 271. 
273, 274, 275, 276, 
277, 291, 293, 294, 
295, 296. 297, 309, 
305, 308. 313. 316. 
325, 148 

Hockenbury, 117 
Hodge, 59. 207, 234, 300 
Hoff, 89, 91, 111, 176, 
>. 218, 288 (see 

iiuff) 
Hoffman, 38. 140. 142, 

i 16. 200, 205, 296, 
308, 316 
Hogg, 201 
Hohman, 289 
Holcombe. 71, 2"7 
Hollingshead, Ml, 122, 

123, 136, 177, 185, 

215. 217, 221, 222, 
223, 225, 227, 228, 

230, 265 
Holman. 27. 28 
Holmes, 131, 212, 214, 

21 S, 218, 2 1" 
Honeyman, 1, 96, 168, 

JIO, 229, 250, 285, 

309, 315 
Hooms, 212 
Hooper, 36, 280 
Hope, 137, 140 
Hoppock, 63, 138, 139. 

111. 143, 145, 146, 

148, 248. 280 
Horn, 148, 307 
Horton, 311 
Hotten, 61 

■ 
Houghton, 58, 64, 160 
Housl-11, 3 
Hout, 126 

(Howe), 13 14. 18, 

96 
Howell, 63. 65, 77. 148. 

153. 166, 17", 

183, 200. 276. 280, 
314 
Holland, 109 
Hucl 

Huddy. 36 
Hude, 36. 123 
Hudnet. 66. 68. 71. 72. 73, 

140. 149. 305 
Huff, 38, 39, 45, 89, 102, 

149, 195, 198, 199. 
297, 304, 311. 

315 (see Hoff) 
36 
Hughes, 36. 249. 303, 323 
Hughey, 198, 286 
Hulbert. 288 
Huld t 
Hul' 

lick, 1S2 

;'.S, 43, 77, 299 
45, 48, 189, 192 
288 

Hummer. 66 
Hunston, 62 
Hunt, 54, 55, 57, 89, 202, 

280. 
Hunter, 298. 
Hurton, 167 



336 



to Surnames 



Hurt-wait. 309 
Huselton, 240 
Huston, 240 
Hutching. 197, 287 
Hutchinson, 119, 196, 

292, 304 
Huyler, 38, 144 
Hyler, 31 
Hyman, 39 

Igel. 288 
Ingle, 302 
Inian, 234 
Irving. 201 

Jabateau 

Jackerson, 262 

Jackson, 196, 201, 295, 

SOS 
Jamison. 293 
Janse. 154, 130, 211 214. 

221 
Jansen, 97, 125, 127, 130, 
211, 222, 
Johnson) 
Jay. 32. 275 
Jefferson. 301 
Jenkins, 57, 167, 168, 

291 
Jennings. 36, 60, 92, 
287 
Joroloraan, 22, 63, 91. 
93, 29fi. 
310 
p, 63 
II, 311 
Jipson, 189 

:115 
Johnson, 36, 39, 57, 60, 
67, 69, 108, 

142. 144. " 
146, 147. 148, I 
166, 171, 194. 

198, 200, 202, 203, 
209, 217, 221, 222, 
224 225, 227. 
265, 266, 268, - 
272! 274, 275, 276, 
281 292 295, 311, 
(see Jar.. 
Johnston, 107, 110, 144, 

148, 155. 
Joline 
Jones. 109, 113, 1C6, 109, 

i ITS, 194, 281. 
Judd. 61 

Jurcks, 128, 131, 219 (see 
r:s) 

Kearney, 176, 178 

Keator, I 

Keidling, 285 

Kelley. 36. 63, 75. 180, 

194. 198, 206, 304 
Kelsey. 12. 36. 64 
Kemble, 37 
Kemper, 81 
Kennedv, 27, 81. 103, 239, 

291 
Kenney, 214, 230 

Ker. 105. 

Kershow (Kershaw), 39, 

62. 68, 72, 74. 136, 

137, . 

143, 144, 145, 146, 

148, 236... 

298 
Kertener, 130 

ham, 168 
289 
Kilpatrick. 84, 202 
Kir..., 



Kinp. 65, 205, 209, 25 0, 

Kinny (Kinney), 39, 49, 
S8, 70 
7. 128, 130, 
131, 138 139. 141, 
143. 146, 148. 216, 
219, !, 229, 

283 
Kintner. : 
Kip). 

195 
Kirkpatriek, 37, 57, 81, 

.203. 201 

Kitchen. 39. 26' 

Kline, 39. 60, 67, 68, 70, 

71, 92, 117, 1"- 

147. 167, 16 
- 293, 306, 315 
Know • 
Knox, 79 L15 
Koehler, 196 
Konachamar 233 
Koolder, 214 
Kreusen. 219, 226 (see 

sen) 
Kritcher. 270 
Kroest sen) 

Kugler 

Kuhl, ooi) 

Kutz, 115 

Labagh. 57, 148, 193-211, 

2 83-317 
Laboyteaux. 109, 281 
Lafferty < Lefferty | 

173 (see O'I.efferty) 
T.agare, 18 

Laigbt, 25. 26 
Laird. 118 

. 312 
Lambi 178, 180, 

LaMonte, 232, 231, 257, 

325 
Lance, 91. . 

66. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 
74. 84, 8, 
138, 139, 140, 
141, 142. 143, 144, 
145, 14B. 147, 148, 
165. 173. 207, 226, 
233, 231. 250. 267, 
281, 282, 286 
291, 292, 294, 301, 
304. 307 
. 182 
Inarming, 91 
La nt, 

Large, 113 
:i08 
:ier, 94, 111, 168, 
233 
Lasey, 91 

Pourette, 65. 67, 68, 
::; 74, 3 

141. 144. 

168, 198. 206. 286, 

Lawler, 201. 285 
Lawrence. 181, 182, 281 

Layton. 110, 113, 194, 

■ 
294, 298 
308 
Leory, 173 
•••n, 196 



i.i'ur, 228 
Lee, 29, 173, 174, 246, 

284, 295 
Leed> 
Leek (Leake), 126, 127, 

130. 212, 215 
Le Fevre, 59, 60. f. 

193, 196. 197. 199, 
204, 207, 209,. 

211, 285 
■■. 87 
Legget. 108 
Lehigh, 312 
h, 37. 59 
223 
Lenner, 58 
Lentener, 223. 225 
Leonard, 6. 3 7 
LeRoe, 134 
Leslie, 230, 231 
60 

Earl of, 231 
Levine, 200 

37, 39, 42 
65, 133, 180, 187, 193, 

194, 281, 296. 304 
Leydt, 124, 126, 211,. 

^17. 304 (seeLaight) 
Lidd' ee Little) 

Lind 
Linn, 165, 170 

198 
Lister, 77 

■f.jrd, 235 

284. 
301, 311, 
313 
tjston, 37. 11 
Locke. 188. 189, 191 
Lockhart, 37, 123 

209, 

Lodv, 308 

i , 63, 313 
Lollar 
Long. 240, 284, 311 

field, 37 
Longstreet, 220. 

i 
Losey, 210 

Lot (Lott). 31, 125, 133, 
168, 188, 191, 
209, 227. 229, 283 
Louzada. 233, 
Low (Lowe), 37, 56, 67, 
68. 69. 7 1, 72. 74, 78, 
87-93, 111, 137, 139, 
140, 142, 144. 145, 
146, 148, 150, 167„ 
•d. 182, 197, 
281, 291, 296, 303, 
305 
'. 56 
Lowrey, 91, 200, 210, 

302 
Ludi, 169 

Ludlow, 42. 45, 56-61, 
169, 193-211, 281, 
283-317 
Lummason, 207 
Lupardus, 91 
Lupp, 64 
Lutes. 67, 144 
37 

I, 81, 182, 248, 
283 

284 
Maclean, 64 (see Mc- 
Lean) 
Macklin, 307 
nish, 102 



Index to Surnames 



337 



Maddis/ 201 

Magie, 201 

Mapill, 104 

Mag lish 102 

Mahisch, 188 

Malat, 302 

Malone, 311 

Maloy, 63 

Manderville, 

Manlv, l c >; J „ 214, 216, 218, 

219, 281 
Mann, 203, 285, 287, 

313 
Manners, 313, 316 
Manning:, 39, 61, 119, 207 
Mantz; 303 
Marimus, 26 
Marine, 205 
Mariner, 281 
Marsh, 309 

hall, 136 
Martial, 182 

tin, 58, 168, 193, 197, 
281. 313, 39 
Marwood, 59 
Mason, 
Mathis, 
Mattenson, 175, 176 (see 

[a :son) 
Matthews. 159, 204, 284, 

315, 317 
Mattls, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 
72, 73, 138, 140, 141, 
142, 145, 147. 148 
MattJson, I I I 09, 288 

(see Maitenson) 
Maxum, 135 
Maxwell, 169 
Maynard, 
McBride, 80, 31.0 
McCain, 62. 63, 289 
McCannon, 206 
McCard, 311 
McCarthy, 39 
McClure, 287 
McColm, 276. 
McConaughy, 205 
McCord, 57, 205, 210 
McCormiok, 169 
McCoy, 17, 21, 55, 59, 81, 
105, 167, 180, 306 
• McCrea, 54, 81', 156, 157. 
250, 281, 316, 323 
McCulley, 118 
McCullough, 285, 286, 

305 
McDaniels, 196 
McDermott, 309 
McDonald, 108, 119, 123, 
157, 165, 170, 323. 324 
McDowell. 177, 284, 301, 

320, 
McEowen, 64. 81, 119, 

181, 284 
McElhousey. 206 
McGarvin, 180 
McGill. 173, 317 
Mcllrath, 325 
Mcintosh, 107, 168, 207 
Mclntyre, 207, 293 
MacKinney. 67, 70, 137, 

173 305 
McKins'try, 195. 311 
McKjssack, 165, 169, 189, 

192, 314 
McKown, 284 
McLean, 289 (see Mac- 
lean) 
McLeary, 173 
McLure, 287 
McMichael, 287 
McMurrcn, 114 
McMurtry, 78, 113, 116, 
287, 306 



illiam, 39, 61, 194, 
202, 204, 284, 287, 
305 
Meckel, 60 
Mechisch, 137 
Medio. 173 
Mekey, 276 

tier, 215 
Meldrum, 166, 281 
Melger 
Melick (Mellick), 67, 70, 

110, 210, 231, 233, 

281, 296, 322 
Melvin, 311 
Mend, 134 
Menley (Manley), 220, 

221, 222, 2-'::. 225. 

226, 227, '-'-• 129. 

264 (see Manly) 
Menlie, 127, 129. 213 
Mepler, 309 
Mercer, 119. 319 
Merlette, 63. 89, 147, 158 
Merrell (Merrill), 124, 

130, 133, 157, 185, 

187, 189, 191, 213, 

218. 226, 229, 265, 

266. 276. 2S1, 297, 
312 

Mfrseiles, 281 
Merserol, 128, 211, 222, 
224, 226. 230, 265, 

267. 268, 270. 271, 
!, 274, 281 

Mershon. 54. 281 
Mesick, 57-61, 196-210, 

283- : 17 
Messier. 2, 5, 6, 45, 56- 
61, 64, 70, 72, 75, 79, 
80, 86, 94. 113, 143, 
164, 193-211, 214, 217 
I?), 219, 233, 252, 
283-317 
Mettler, 72, 73. 74, 138. 

143. 146, 304 
Mexcow, 173 
Meyers, 57. 193, 292 (see 

Myers) 
Middagh. 88, 89, 90, 91, 

92, 176 
Middlesworth, 65 (see 

van Middlesworth) 
Miller, 22, 39, 58, 62, 68, 
72, 77, 81, 85, 119, 
182, 189, 200, 
206, 284, 287, 
289, 294, 296, 309, 
311 
Milliken, 281, 322 
116 

111, 308 
Minton, 325 
Mi rax, 194 
Miscum, 89 

hell, 61. 66, 67, 68, 
73, 138, 181, 184, 
189, 200, 201 
Moffat. 289, 303, 308, 312 
Mohony, 39 
Molhson. 59 
Mompesson, 119 
Mone, 299 

Monfort (Montfort), 49, 
51. 124, 1S4, 188, 
212. 304 
Montgomery, 166 
Moon, 194 

Moore (More), 58, 91, 
119, 128, 181, 202, 
204, 210, 211, 230, 
265. 288, 308, 311, 
317. 325 
Moplis, 203 
Morehead, 69, 71, 74, 



91, 138, 149, 196, 

286 
Morford, 31, 284 
Morgan, 119, 170, 185, 

186, 188, 203, 281, 

294, 310 
Morley, 48 
Morris, 7, 63, 81, 119, 166, 

167, 168, 169, 170, 

171, 238 
Morrison, 180 
Morse, 57, 200, 287 
Morton, 81, 290 
Moschel, 27 
Mott, 91 
Moulton, 39 
Mount, 309 
Mower, 194 
Moylan, 24 4 

Mullen, 203, 210, 289, 296 
Mumford, 197 
Mundy, 65, 117, 192, 200, 

202, 283, 310 
Munsford, 191 
■i Line, 198 

Munson, 136 
Sluny, 287 

Murphy, 180, 181, 211 
Murrey, 177, 178 
• .i I is, 240 
i lac, 135 
Myers, 39, 168, 281, 300, 

310 (see Meyers) 
Myrax, 60 
Myrire, 308 

Nailer, 146, 148, 288 (see 

Neilor) 
Nash, 311 
Neal, 119 

Neander, 132, 184 
Nearpass, 115 
Neef, 39, 58, 60, 196, 197, 
198, 207, 285 et seq. 

Neilor, 63 (see Nailor) 

Nffilson, 30, 171 

Nelson, 156, 287 

tCetter, 17S, 

Nevill, 119, 281 

Nevius, 32, 39, 52, 57, 59, 
62. 64, 65, 67, 68, 72.- 
78, 119, 124. 126, 
129, 130, 133, 134, 
136, 137, 141, 112, 
145, 152, 181, 182, 
184, 186, 187, 188, 
189, 190, 192, 193, 
203, 209, 211, 212, 
213, 216, 217. 222, 
223, 225, 226, 227, 
229, 230, 233, 236, 
237, 265, 266, 267, 
269, 270, 271, 272, 
273, 274, 275, 276, 
277, 281, 287, 291, 
294, 299, 300, 302, 
303, 312, 315 

Newberrie, 100 

Newel, 141, 142, 146, 309, 
316 

Newman, 141, 197 

Newton, 105 

Nice, 286 „„ 

Nicholas, 116, 117, 286 

Night, 272, 273 

Nimaster. 145, 147, 283 

Nixon, 206, 207, 283 

Noll, 307 

Norris, 61, 193, 306 

Nowec, 120, 122 

Noxen. 114 

Numan, 197 

Oake, 25 



338 

Oatman. 116 
Ogborn, 301 

0erd t5v 8 ' 81 - 82 ' 120. 167 

205 
Olden. 178 
O'Lefferty. 173 (see Laf- 

terty) 
Oliver. 195, 202, 205, 291 
Oiler, 211 
Oiloger, 182 
Onderdonk. 217 
O'Neil. 286 
Opdyke. 296 (see Cu- 

dyke) 
Opie (Oppie), 59. 210 
„ 285, 291, 305 
Orbell, 290 
Orr, 71, 137, 140. 141, 144 

145. 147. 194. 2" 
Orrh 

Orton. 327 
Osborn. 169 
Osmun, 291 
Ott. 169 

Outcalt, 167, 199 
Owen, 325 
Owing-, 209 

Packer, 194. 200, 287, 

295 
i .ter, 7] 
Paiste, 196 
Palmer, 197, 205, 281 
Palmy, 307 
Pangborn, 284, 299 
Paradise, 202 
Parish, 58 
Park, 74 
Parker, 27, 39, 120, 17ft 

'72. 173, 175. 203, 

281, 305 
Parkinson, 57, 325 

I 211 
Parsell, 61, 65. 94 
^ 108. 150, 198. 281 
Parsons. 209, 235, 284 
Paterson, 12. 19 21 61 
92. 295. 30G, 

ten, 14 8 

rey, 204 
Pattison. 64 
Pauiison, 276 (see Pow- 

elson) 
Pearse, 2 : 

Pells, 

Penningtoi | 

• 
Jvppard, 308 
Perdun, 27. 
Perkins, 173. 175 
Perrlne, 31. 59, 64, 1 *n 
166, 17H 

196, 

: i, 

114. 167, 168, 
170. 281 
Pershed, 267 
Person, 177. 178, 180 

108 
P< I .son. 46, 59. 72 91 
106, 201 208, 

287. 28?. 300. 
305. 308, 312 
Petty, 207 
Pheniz, 281 
Pherr 

>ver. 201, 286 
■ 
184. 18''. 191, 
281. 316 
Phreyn. 



Index to Surnames 



Phyalhersen (?), 223 
Piatt, 30, 123. 170 172 

173. 174. 175, 264! 

281 (see Pyatt) 
Pickel. 67. 72. 311 
Pickins, 174 
Pierce. 60, 300 
Pierson, 303, 316 
Pike. 59, 120, 241-'>5i 

319. 320 
Pinhorne. 120 
Pitcher, 57-60, 194-209 

■317 
Pitney. 81 
Pittenger. 39, 64, 67, 87 

Plat? 71 83 289 ' 294 " 295 ' 30 -' 

Plunkel. 200 

Polen. 124, 125, 126, 127, 

Polhemus, 30, 46. 48 57 

133. 134. 16^ 

184, 188. 201. 206 

209, 213. 239. 272 

273. 275, 276, 28li 

|91. ^298, 300, 306! 

Pool. 59, 196. 200, 201 
205, 210, 287 

Pope, 199, 206 

Porter. 39, 161, 165 172 
I 3, 175, 281 

Post, 39. 66. 68. 71 87 
89. 91 141, 142. 143.' 
144, 145, 146, 147. 
169, 171, 206. 214 

„ 281. 285. 325 

Potter, 117, 209 

Potts, 84, 85 

Pound, 57. 183 

Powell, 270 

Powelson. 59, 78, 102 
103. 108. 109. 113' 
125. 126. 128. 129 
140, 155, 220, 233 
234. 287, 291. 299 
301, 3U4. 305: 
312 (se.e Pauiison) 
PS, 56, 120. 166, 170, 

91. 134, 169. 184. 
185. 186, 187, 188 

„ 1 I 505, 295 

Prentice, 281 
Preston, 89, 176 
Price, 108. 166. 281 
Priest. 269, 271 

62, 10(1, 120 

138, 134, 185 

1?6, 188. 211, 212, 

213, 214, 215, 217 

-"I, 298 ' 

Proctor. 170 

142, 144 

207 212 

.". 228, 259, 265 

f««. 272, 276, 297: 

Prum» 

Pumyea, 43, 47, 126, 138 

Hi 143, 147, 216, 

18, 219, 221, 222. 

225, 226, 228 

' -75, 276: 

277 

Putney, 198 

124, 218, 220, 222. 
223, 224, 225, 
227, 228, 230 | 
Piatt) 

Quarr-. 

"-'. 73. 74. 



91, 120. 129, 131 
133. 133, 136, 

Hi. 145. 147, 183 

193, 195, 197, 1st 

204, 213, 216. 218 

222, 223 225.' 

227, 228 230 

265, 266, 267 

284, 286 288 

292, 295, 300 
302, 310 
Quigley, 118 

Quimby, 57, gl, 66, 67 

. 68. 73, 139, 297, 313 
Qureromak, 233 

Radin. 56 
Rae, 56 
Rafferty, 56 
Raino, 56 
Raisieraurer, 5, 6 
Ralph. 56, 30, 311 (see 
„ Rolfe; Roff) 
Ramsey. 27. 56, 147 148 

316 ' W| 

Randall. 56. 285 
Randolph, 57. 58 
Rankin. 57-61, 193-205 

285-317 
Ransom, 55, 57 
Rapelye, 57. 101. 120, 157 

168, 183, 214, 217.' 

264, 265, 296. 302 
Rarick, 285 
Ratt 

Rattle, 295 
Rattoone, 181 
Raulston, 57 
Raum, 248 
Ray. 57, 7s, 325 
Raymond. 5 7 
Read. 120. 169 
Reading 57, 92, 120. 282 
Reamer (Reemer). 18, 

57, 58, 120, 123, 126, 

Reasoner, 58 

Redfield. 57 

Redford, 57 

Reed. 39, 57. 105. 153, 
193. 198. 209, 291 

Reeder. 57 

Reeve. 57, 62, 181. 292 

Regenarven, 57 

Regrer, 39. 57, 58, 146 
147. 194, 198, 302 

Reid, 58 

Reiley. 284 

Reivact. 58 
203 

Remsen, 58 

Renden. 58 

Renea 

Renliffen, 58 

Reumshusetel, 58 

Revel! 

Reynolds. 58, 169, 205, 
226. 238, 286 

Rhinelander, 58 

Rhino, 48 

Rhu. 71 
Ribell, 58 

Rice. 36. 58, 59, 198 
206. 208. 284 
lids, 58, 202, 206 
Richardson, 5S, 289 
Richie, 58. 117 
Richie. 117 
Rickert. 58 

Y, 58. 120, 173, 306 
Rickley, 58 
Rickcrley. 58 
Ricks, 296 



Index to Surnames 



339 



Riddell, 122, 123 

Riddly, 58 

Rider, 204, 205 

Riggs, 58, 81, 196, 197 

Right, 58. 292 

Rightmire, 58, 226, 230, 

275 
Riker. 98. 99, 101 
Riley. 58 
Ringer, 5. 6 
Rinehart. 59 
Rink, 69 
Rinkman, 59 
Riser, 59 
Risler, 139. 145 
Rittenhouse, 61 
Rively. 5'J 
Robbina, 39. 45, 59, 65, 

143, 196, 293 
Robbs, 48 
Roberson, 226 
Roberts, 59. 115, 136, 187, 

195, 201 
Robeson, 59 
Robinson, 59, 199, 282 
Rockafeller, 59, 147, 148, 

156, 166. 170, 177 
Rodenbaugh, 59. 182 
Rodgers, 56-61, 194-211, 

283-317 
Rodman, 59 
Roff, 60, 311 (see Ralph;- 

Roloh) 
Rogers, 60 
Rogher. 230 
Rohleder, 60 
Rolfe (Rolph), 81, 120, 

174 (see Ralph; 

Roft) 
Romaine, 201. 206. 283- 

317 
Romeyn, 44, 49, 52. 57, 

58, 59, 102, 195-211, 

284-317 
Root, 184, 187, 189, 192. 

197 
Rorer, 39 
Rose. 60, 73, 138, 140, 

309 
Roseboom. 120, 297, 313 
Rosegrani 
Rosenkrantz, 60 
Ross, 60, 61, 77, 296 
Rossell, 60. 247 
Roth, 60 

Rousenberger, 60 
Rouser, 60 

91 
Rowan, 60 
Rowe, 60, 209 
Rower. 60 

Rowland. 60, 105, 150, 
194, 191 

205. 393 et seq. 
Roy, 8, 12, 120. 166 
Royce, 120, 326 
Royle, 118 
Roynor, 58 
Rubert, 222. 223. 224 (see 

Rupert) 
Ruekman, 60, 302 
Rue, 61, 89, 205 
Rulman, 
Rulofson, 301 
Runk, 39. 61, 77 
Runkle, 61 
Runyon, 39. 61, 166, 196, 

198, 202, 314 
Rupert, 61, 226 (see Ru- 
bert) 
Rurhsam, 61 
Rush, 61, 193, 231, 325 
Russell, 61 



Rutman, 61 
Ryall, 61 

Ryan, 39, 168, 171 
Ryckman, 77 
Ryerson. 159 
Ryker, 30 

Rynearson. 68, G9, 61, 
101, 228 

Sadar, 193 

Sadler, 193 

Sales. 285 

Salter. 39, 120, 193. 308 

Sammis, 193 

Samuel, 193 

Sanborn, 193 

Sanders, 91, 193, 285 

Sanderson, 193 

Sandoes, 193 

Sanford, 194 

Sansbury. 64, 267, 268, 
282 

Sargeant (see Sergeant) 

Sarles, 194 

Sartore, 65 

Saums, 39, 194, 209, 299 

Saunders, 174, 194, 205 

Saurger, 194 

Savage, 207 

Savidge, 65, 194. 313 
194 

Saxton, 67 

Say re, 

■■ird, I'M 

Scanlln, 194 

Scheller, 194 

Schenck, 12. 39. 49. 52. 
59, 65, 67, 69, 70. 71, 

73, 74t 8! 
124. 125, 127. 129. 
131, 132, 134, 135, 
137, 140. 142, 145 
159, 160, 165, 170 
181, 182, 184, 185, 
186, 187, 188, 190. 
191, 192. 194, 195, 
197, 198, 199, 203, 
205, 207, 212, 214. 

216. 224, 237, 275, 
276, 284, 286, 289, 
291, 292, 294, 397, 
300, 302, 308 
312, 323 

Schick, 196 

• ter, 196, 198 

Sching. 192 

Schmidt, 61, 196, 328 

Schwall, 60 

Schneeweiss, 108 

Schneider, 196 (see Sny- 
der) 

Schomp. 39, 65, 66, 68, 
69, 70, 71, 72. 73, 90, 
91, 9?.. 137, 138. 139. 
140, 141. 14 2. 143, 
145, 146, 147, 158, 
194. 196. 189, 315 

Schultz, 9»-:. 

Schureman, 16. 57-61, 64, 
128. 130, 132, 186, 
196. 205. 211, 214, 

217, 276. 293 
Schuyler, 7. 10, 169, 171, 

196 
Schwaerer, 206 
Sohwartze, 196 
Scoby. 196 . 
Scofield. 169, 196. 296, 

301 
Scott. 57. . 0, 196, 

269, 270. 273 

304 
Scudder, 27, 106, 196 



Scully, 196 

Sculthorp, 300 

Seabury, 282 

Seader. 312 

Seal, 196 

Seaman, 196 

Searle, 57, 59. 193, 202, 

204. 208. 211, 297 
Sears. 42. 45, 46, 174, 195- 

211 292 
Sebring, 60, 62, 64, 120, 
192, 196, 197, 199, 
204, 208, 282, 290, 
291, 295. 312 
Sedam (see Suydam) 
See, 19 7 
Seely, 168 
Seidell, 197 
Sell, 114 
Seller, 196 
Sellerk, 197 
Semson, 219 
Serat, 197 

Sergeant (Sargeant), 12, 
59, 120, 167, 175, 
177, 194, 197, 198 
Serven. i 

Service (Servis), 197 
Shad. 197 

- 
Shann, 197, 207, 284, 314 
Sharp. 58, 197, 282, 301 
Shaver, 197 
Shaw, 39, 197, 234, 235, 

282 
Sheafer, 207 
Sheaves. 91 
Sheets. 197 
Sheick. 197 
Sheldon, 197 
Shellman 
Shelly, 198, 303 
Shepherd, 39, 63, 120, 
-"^ 184, 187, 194, 197 

Shepley. 240 
- Sheiipan, 197 

Sherman, 198, 295 
Sherrerd, 55 
, .in, 198 
Sherwood, 167 198 
Shipman, 53, 55, 56, 198, 

200 
Shipps, 198 
Shoemaker, 151, 198 
Shokley. 301 
Short, 54, 198 
Shotwell. 198. 313 
Shrope. 58, 285 
Shucchait, 198 
Shultz, 47. 59, 202, 207, 

291, 293. 305 
Shurts, 39, 66, 68, 72. 138. 
140, 143, 146, 148. 
198 
Shwangbach, 198 
si' 71 

Sillcocks, 198 
Silvana. : 

-ter. 198 
Silzer. 198 

Simmons, 198 

Simms, 198 

Simons, 59 

Simonson, 60, 62, 66, 124, 
174, 198 206. 
216 (?), 220. 229, 
236, 264, 265, 267, 
268, 269, 270. 272, 
274, 275, 284, 303, 
306, 311 



340 



Index to Surnames 



Simpson, 126. 128, 131, 
198, 214. 216 i ?), 219, 
281, 290, 309 
iger, 198 
Skelly, 211 
Skelton, 65. 120 
Skillman, 28, 39, 44, 57, 
62, 100, 150, 167, 
186, 195, 198, 199, 
204, 208, 210, 212. 
216, 217, 269, 271, 
275, 276, 282, 
285, 296, 302, 304. 
.110. 311, 312. 314 
Skinner, 61, 120, 199 
Slack, 199 
Slater. 120, 122 
Sleight, 60, 89, 150, 199, 

311 
Sloan, 199. 281 
Sloat, 199 
Slocum. 199 

Blover, 199, 200, 221. 222, 

224, 225, 

227, 22S, 229, 265, 

267, 270, 272, 

128 

Small. 0, ins. 183, 

287. 318 
Smelgar, 200 
Smiley. 89, 167 
Smiti 58, 60, 

64, 66, 69, 70, 

::. Ill, lit'., 
i 
135, 136. 137, 148, 
166, 170. 176, 
184, 185, 186, 188. 
191, 192, 
193. 19 4. 196, 
.... 
204, 205, 
208, 209, 210, 
233, 236, 204. 
283, 285, 286, 
288, £91, 292, 
300, 
301, 302, 303, 304, 
310, 313, 315, 
324 

t. 73, 1U, 139, 

142, 143, 14> 

282. 297 
Smytn. 120, 155, 202 
Snedeker, 126, 127, 128, 

131, 2 i2, 212, 213, 

214, 215. 219 

222, 223, 224, 225, 

227 
Snell, 104. 
. 202 
Snowden, 58-60, 199. 202, 

284, 287, 288, 
Snyder, 57, 68 

196, 203, 285 
' 
Sofie). 
Sohnie, 203 
Solomon, 203 
Somerset, 203, 204, 287, 

Songster, 115 

Sonmans, 120 

Soper, 198 

Sorter. 59, 203 

Sorton, 203 

Southard. 57, 81. 121 182, 

203, 290. 3 • 
Space, 141. 149, 203, 308 
Spaddle, 199 
Spader, 70, 72, 74, 106, 

143, 147, 203, 219. 



274, 276, 282, 290 
Sparlen, 268 
Spark, 203 

ling, 203. 268, 274 

'see Sperling) 
Spencer. 169. 181, 203, 

Sperder, 191 

'ng, 125, 126, 130, 
303, 212, 221, 226, 
229. 271, 275 
(see Sp&rlh.g) 
Spetle, 203 

I '• 
Spoiling, 203 
Springsteen, 236 
Spruce, 299 
Squier, 200, 201, 203, 

' 293. 307 
Staats, 14. 16, 39, 46, 61, 
63, 92, 121, 13 

134, 135, 13 

158, 168, 171, 183. 
184, 185, 186, 188, 
190. 191, 192. 
194, 201, 202, 203, 

204, 208, 209, 210, 
222, 240, 274, 275, 

292, 293, 
295, 296. 297. 300. 
302, 303. 
316 
Stack. 

310 

Stalee, 204 
Stanford, 204 

-t.ury. 204 
Starr, 204 
St. Clair, 244 

Steele. 57. 63, 182, 204, 

205. 282 
Steinberg, 205 
Steine, 61 

61. 199, 206, 285, 

Stengess, 205 

19, 64. 206 

310, 316 'see 
Ste\ 
Sterley, 205 

Stetson, 205 

Stevens, 32, 67, 68, 90, 
'1, 195. 205. 208, 
28' 
Stephens) 

.son, 166, 199, 205, 
298 
. ird, 121, 205, 207 

rt, 62, 76, 106, 167, 
168, 174, 181, 183, 
206. 
Stiers, 91. 205 

121, 266 

206, 308 

39, 131, 206, 

Stine, 206 
Stinson, 167 
282 
iff, 82, 121, 

206 
Stockton, 58, 64. 121, 123, 
282, 325 
veil. 206 

131, 132, 213, 215. 

Stolts, 218, 220 



Stoothoff. 65, 67, 68, 72. 
73. 103, 121, 124, 125. 
I- 128, 130, 
138, 141, 181, 
I, 206, 207. 214, 
218, 219, 227. 
264. 267, 268, 270. 
276, ".15 
Storms, 174 

Stout. 66, 67, 68. 72, 77, 
121, 129, 138, 143, 

145, 196, 197 

202, 204, 206, 
207, 282, 284, 288, 
289, 299, 302, 309, 
' 314, 315 

Stover. 207 

Stowe, 207 

Strader, 56 

Stradling, 207 
•..nan, 207 

Stranten. 207 

Straphagens. 207 

Stration, 61 

Strebl. 

ight, 282 

Stribly, 220 

Strickland, 207 

Striker. 65. 121, 160, 
(see Stryker) 

Strong, 20 7 

Stroud, 311 

Struck, 58, 207. 198 

•r, 39. 62. 63, 64. 
68. 71, 77, 

103, 104, 105, 106, 

124, 127, 129, 

133. 134, 135, 136, 

137. 138, 141, 144, 

146, 147, 148. 166. 
167, 181, 182, 183, 
184, 185, 186, 187, 
189, 190, 191 192. 

199, 201, 

207, 208, 209, 210, 

211, 214, 215, 216. 

219, 220, 222, 

223, 225, 226, 

240, 269, 271, 
274, 277, 

285, 286, 
288, 290, 291, 294, 
295, 296, 297, 298, 
299, 301, 302. 303, 
304, 305, 306, 307, 
310, 311, 314. 816, 
316 (see Striker) 

Stuart, 

Studdiford, 39, 61, 67, 78, 
196-211, 283-: I 

Stull, 166. 170, 174, 209 

Stults, 301 

Stuns, 209 

Sturdevant, 243, 244 

Sturges, 209, 313 

Sturkes. 212 

Stutton, 209 

Stuyveeant, 98 

Sudoc, 209 
'. 289 

Sullivan, 31, 141, 200 

Summers, 209, 288 

Sunderland, 209, 29 7 
: 203 

Sutphen (Sutphin). 39, 
5V 62, 65, 66, 

67, 70, 71. 72. 73, 76, 
78, 89. 91, 92, 104, 
106, 109, 121 
131, 132, 134, 138. 
139, 141, 142, 144, 

147, 148, 182, 188, 
189, 196, 200, 206, 
207, 209, 210 






Index to Surnames 



341 



214, 216. 219, 224. 
225. 0, 233, 
272. 274, 276, 282, 
297, 301, 306, 309, 

311. 318 

Sutton, 121. 129, 199, 210, 

233, 296, 314 

Suvdam. 42. 45, 47, 65, 

107. 125, 132, 133, 

134. 155, 156. 167. 

170. 199, 201, 202. 

203. 209, 212. 213, 

215, 217, 219, 220, 
222, 223, 224. 225, 
227, 22''. 233, 
266, 267, 268, 269, 
270, 271. 272, 273, 
274. 275, 276, 293, 
299, 304, 306, 312 

Swackhammer, 66, 69, 
72, 73, 137, 139, 140. 
142, 144, 210 

Swaggart, 240 

Swain, 195. 210. 310, 316 

Swallow, 211 

Swan, 62. 63. 211, 233, 
282, 302 

Swartwout. 19 

Swayze, 58, 121, 210 

Sweeney. 211 

Swick, 211, 303 

Swieksen, 211 

Swift, 211 

Swindells, 211 

Swinton, 211 

Sylvester, 211 

Symmes. 54. 151, 

Symonds. 19! 

Taggert, 283 
Tailor, 125 
Talliaferro, 113 
Talmage (Talmash), 18. 
60, 62, 81-87, 133, 
182, 199, 207. 208, 
209, 210, 233, 251- 
264, 283-317, 319 
Tamsen, 130 
Tay, 283 

Taylor, 26, 31, 33, 78. 106. 
114, 121, 165, 166. 
169, 170, 182, 210, 
282, 283. 284. 299 
Taynor. 284 
Teal, 284 

rney, 284 
Teasdale, 63 

Teed, 284 „„ „„ 

Teeple. 282, 283, 284, 311 
Teeter, 201, 286 (?) 
Teller, 116. 166, 167 
Temple, 284 

Ten Broeck. 71, 72. 74. 
129, 137. 138, 141. 
216, 
Ten Eyck, 40, 63, 65, 66, 
67, 68. 69, 71. 72. 73, 
74, 87, 106, 109, 117, 
121, 138, 139, 140, 
141. 112. 143, 144. 
145. 147. 148, 149, 
166, 167, 169. 170, 
171 176. 183, 195, 
200, 206, 207, 209. 
211. 238. 284. 285. 
288, 289, 291. 292. 
303, 307. 314, 318 
Tennery, 166 
Tentlinger. 285 
Terhune, 63, 121, 126, 
129, 130, 132, 134, 
135, 172. 182. 184 
199, 208, 209, 212 



215, 217, 219. 221, 
222, 22;;. 22!, 
226, 228. 229, 253. 
264, 265. 26- 
263. 269. 285. 288, 
293, 297, 302 
Terly, 293 
Terraberry, 285 
Terrell, 60, 121, 18! 

200. 
Terry, 285 
Terwilliger. 
Testur, 285 
Thacker. 316 
Tharp, 

Thatcher, 285 
Thelly, 61, 284 
Thielemann 

Thomas, 187, 163, 185. 
187. 191. ?•<:■ 
295 312 
Thompson (Thomson). 
27. 28. 40. 56-61. 67. 
68. 70, 71, 72. 73, 92, 
117. 121, 133. 134, 
135, 137, 138, 
140, 141, 142, I 
146, 147, 148. 161, 
162. 163, 167. i 
186, 189, 192, 193- 
211, 235, 284-317, 325 
Thorn. 286 
Thornbrough, 18 
Thornhill, 286 
Thornton. 286 
Tharp, 285 
Tidd. 202 

Tiffany, 40 .,„„.,. 

Tiger, 286. 310. 313. 314 
Tilley, 167 
Tillinghast. 235 
Tilin.an. 286 
Tilton, 87 
Tilyon. 286 

Tingley, 78. 97, 121, 205, ^ 
' 286. 287i 290, 296.- 

Tipaire, 287 
Tison, 185 

Tltsworth (Titsort), 72, 
73, 89. 90. 91. 92, 
176, 177. 178, 179, 
183, 287, 60, 211 
Titus, 40, 58. 287. 289 
Tobey, 287 

Todd, 58. 63, 76. 81, 150, 
181, 184, 194. 199, 
205. 210, 282, 285, 
287. 299. 308 
Toehtermann, 287 
Tolemache, 18" 
Tolen, 203 
Tomlinson, 287 
Tompkins. 121 
Toms, 40. 63, 169, 181, 

287, 294 
Torbert, 77, 311 
Totten, 57, 287, 299, 309 
Towland, 288 
Townley. 196. 313 
Townsend, 288 
Townsley, 121 
Trainer, 288 
Traphagen. 95, 207 (?), 

282, 288 
Traynor, 283 (?) 
Trembly. 288 
Trim. 288 
Trimmer. 288 
Trinity, 77 
Tromp, 263 
Trout, 288 
Troutman, 288 
Truehart, 288 



Trumbo, 47 

Trumpore, 288 

Trumps, 118 

Trust. 288 

Truth, 288 

Tucker, 13, 288 

Tumbull, 198 

Tumy, 168, 171 

Tunis. 288 

Tunisor. 40. 59, 60, 
105. 112, 121, 
166, 170, 183, 
202, 204. 210. 
282, 234, 288. 
293. 296, 297, 
305, 306, 307, 
312, 313, 314. 

Turner, 210. 289 

TutUe. 74, 138, 289, 

Tymes, 220 



61, 

193, 
266. 
286, 
299, 

317 

311 






Ulick, 289 

Umi ieby, 289 

Umstead, 289 

Underdonk, 150, 289 

Updyke, 65, 206, 289, 307, 
309, 315 (see Op- 
dyke) 

Upson, 289 

Urmston. 58 

hart, 289 

Utter, 199 

Vactor, 167, 289, 301. 

305, 313 (see Van 

Vactor, Van Vegh- 

ten. etc.) 

, I 57, 60, 289, 290, 296 

Ulen, 68,168 
Van Alts, 186 
Van Arsdale (Van Ars- 
dalen), 40, 49, 50, 52, 
60, 64, 96-119, 121, 
125, 126, 127, 
129, 



124, 
128, 

133, 134, 
137, 168. 



131, 

135, 



132, 
136, 



171, 

185, 186, 



182, 184. 

187, 189, 190. 192. 
199, 200, 201, 202. 
204, 205. 206, 208, 
211, 212, 213, 214, 
215. 217, 218, 219, 
221, 222, 227, 229. 
230, 2^8. 239, 240, 
265, 266. 269, 282, 
287, 289, 290, 291, 
292, 293. 294, 299. 
301, 305, 306, 316 
Vanatta (see Van Natta) 
STan Augler, 291 
Vanauken, 19 
Van Aulen, 73, 142, 291 
Van Brant, 291 
Van Bruen, 291 
Van Brunt, 22, 121 
Van Bryck, 134 (see 

Verbryck) 
Van Buren, 21, 92, 126, 
127, 130, 132, 211. 
221, 223, 264, 276, 
291 
Van Buskirk, 291 
Van Camp, 40, 66, 69, 71. 
138, 141, 142, 144, 
146, 202, 208. 209, 
284 291 
Van Ca'rlaer, 129 
Van Cleef, 40, 59, 63 67. \ 
69. 72, 111, 126, 127, 
12S, 129. 131, 132. 
13S, 135, 136, 137, 
141, 143. 145, II 



342 



Judex to Surnames 



184, 186, 187, 188 

189, 191, 192, 193 

204, 209, 213, 216 

lil 7, 219, 221, 222 

224, 228, 271 

Van Court, 195, 31( 

Van De Bergh, 174 

Van Derbeek, 40, 100, 

117, 199, 213, 

266 (?), 267, 268, 269, 

271, 272, 273, 291, 
292 

Van Derbilt, 68, 91, 129, 

292, 295, 296 
Van Deren, 107 

Van Der Goos, 50, 99 
Van Deripe, 63, 91, 92, 

208, 209, 292 
Van Derveer, 40, 42, 44, 
47, 56, 57, 63, 64, 66, 
73, 77, 78, 101, 108, 
121, 122, 126, 127, 

128, 131, 13^. 13S, 
136, 137. 140, 143, 
147, 175, 183, 185, 

186, 196, 198, 204, 
214. 216, 218, 219, 

220, 223, 224, 225, 
226, 227, 22S, 280, 
233, 234, 239, 266, 
267, 268, 269, 271, 

272, 273. 274, 282, 
284, 285, 291, 292, 

293, 294, 298, 299, 

302, 304, 314, 324 
Van Dervoort, 40, 89, 90, 

127, 128, 195, 199, 
201, 292, 293, 294, 

303, 310 

Van Deventer, 70, 129, 

131, 136, 202, 

!12, 213, 216, 

218, 223, 265, 294, 

295 

Van de Water, 131 

Van Dillen, 118 

Van Doren (Van Dorn), 
40, 43, 44, 46, 46, 47, 
57, 59, 60, 62, 
71, 74, 78, 91, 92, 94, 
95, 105, 108, 109, 
110. 114, 122, 123, 
124, 125, 12f>. 
132, 134, 13", 

138, 139, 149, 
150, 160, 167, 171, 
182. 184, 185, 186, 

187, 188, 190, 191, 

192, 193, 198, 200- 
211, 213, 215, 

221, 225, 227, 229, 

233, 237, 24C 
265, 266, 267. 

275, 276, 282, 283- 

317 
Vanduisen, 30 
Van Duyn, 57. 87, 101, 

116, 122, 129 

134, 136, 18s 

193, 204, 20! 

234, 277, 282. 289, 
296, 297, 303, 315, 
316 

Van Dyke (Van Dike), 

40, 59, 64, 87, 88, 91, 

102, 103, 104, 122, 

124, 126, 127, 128, 

129, 180, 132, 1«'». 
166, 198, 201, 207, 
211. 213, 214, 215, 
216, 217, 218, 219, 
220, 222, 223, 225, 



227, 228, 229, 236, 
236, 237, 239, 265, 
268, 275, 276, 282, 
283, 291, 296, 301, 
310, 311, 314. 323 

V;»n Fleet, 40, 65, 66, 68, 
69, 70, 71, 73, 89, 91, 
117, 138, 141, i 
148, 149,, 176, 111.;, 
196, 197/ 203, 289, 
2JL6j 297, 3u6, 312 
see "Va"n Vliet, Vliet, 
Fleet) 

Van Harlingen, 25, 26, 
124, 297 (see Har- 
lingen) 

Van Hngel, 127. 131, 

215, 271 

Van Hies (Van Huys), 

185, 226, 297 (see 
Van Nuys) 

Van Horn, 67, 70, 73, 

/ 122, 138, 140, 143, 

H 145, 183, 292, 297, 

299 
Van Houten, 91, 125, 

146, 147, 297 
Van Keum, 297 
Van Kirk, 29, 282, 293, 

297, 304, 311, 315, 325 
Van Kleek, 57, 58, 59, 

130, 193-209, 283-317 
Van Liew, 41-48, 59, 93- 

96, 105, 114, 124, 126, 

127, 128, 129, 130,, 

131, 132, 136, 139,> 
141, 142, 145 168," 
181, 184, 186, 188, 
191, 192, 193, 195, 

196, 204, 214 215, 

216, 217, 218, 219. 
221, 222, 223, 224, 
226, 228, 229, 230, 
265, 266, 268, 269, 

270, 271, 273 274, 
275, 276, 297, 298, 
300, 303, 305, 315 

Van Marklen, 101 

Van Marter (Van Ma- 
ter), 135, 184, 187, 
298 

Van Middksvorth, 8, 57, 

66, 67, 72, 122, 195, 

201, 210, 282, 2 
296, 297 298 
313, 65 

Van Muellen, 135 
Van Natta, 305 
Van Nest (Van Neste), 
12, 40, 46, 51, 68. 

67, 88, 89, 100, ; 
108, 109, 112, 113, 
1)7, 122. 123, 

128, 134, 192, 195, 

202, 204, 209, 212, 
252, 253, 283, 287, 
289, 290, 292, 

294, 295, 296, 2! 
' 19, 302. 306, 

312. 314, 327 
Van Norden, 14 
Van Nortwick, 130, 

189. 211, 214, 

271, 27. 300 
'ostrand. 42, 43, 44, 

60, 65, 69, 94, 96, 

197, 133, 134, 

136, 180, 184, 185, 

186, 187, 189. 190, 

198, 200, 203, 218, 
219, 227, 228, 265, 
269, 271, 272, 274, 
275, 276, 282, 284, 



295, 300, 310 


(see 


Van Ostrand) 




Van Noy, 53, 55 




Van Nuys, 74. 78, 


101, 


132, 134, 135, 


136, 


139, 143, 145, 


147, 


184, 185, 186, 


187, 


190, 191, 197, 


200, 


202, 204, 208, 


282, 


300, 306, 308, 


316 


(see Van 




Van Orden. 122 




Vanorman, 300 




Van Ostrand, 58, 


122, 


264, 270. (see 


Van 


Nostrand) 




Van Patten. 59 




Van Pelt, 108, 109, 


110, 


125, 126, 127, 


128, 


129. 130. 184, 


191, 


208, 212, 215, 


217, 


21 s. 220, 221, 


225, 


268, 269, 270, 


273, 


276, 286, 290, 


294, 


301, 302. 311, 


216 



Van Riper, 301 

Van Sant, 45, 48, 130, 
212 (see Van Zandt) 

Van Say, 134 

Van Syckle (Van Syc- 
kel), 66. 67, 69, 70, 
71, 72, 87, 137, 140, 
141, 144, 117, 168, 
283. 299, 
rilburgh, 126, 282 

Van Tile (Van Tuyle), 
61, 64, 181, 301, 307 

Van Tine (Van Tyne), 
191, 192, 208. 217, 
220, 222, 234, 266, 
268, 270, 273, 300, 
301 

Van Vactor, 309 

Van Veghten, 28, 29, 30, 
101, 283, 301, 311, 
313, 326 (see Veghte) 

Van Velsor, 327 

Van Vleeq, 123 

Van Vliet, 63, 64. 74, 137, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 



145, 


146. 


147, 


301, 


302, 


307, 


308, 


312, 


323 




Vliet, 


Van 


Fleel, i^leet 




Van Voorheea 


, 100, 


124, 


126, 


127, 


129, 


131, 


200, 


223, 


224, 


(see 


orhees) 






iVaglom, 


131 




Van Zandt, 62, 1 


133, 


134, 


136, 


181, 


185, 


186, 


188, 


189, 


190, 


200. 


201, 




292, 


298, 


300, 


3t>2, 


312 


Vauhn, 


302 






Veghte, 


124, 


125, 


126. 


128, 


134, 


135, 


136, 


183, 


186, 


188, 


194, 


208, 


212, 




216, 


217, 


218, 




221, 


228, 


229, 




265, 


266, 


268, 




270, 




272, 




274, 


295, 


296, 


302, 


303, 


304. 


305 


(see 


Van 


Veghten) 






Verbrvok, 90, 


91, 92 


, 93, 


122, 


133, 


176, 


282, 


291, 


308 






Verdon, 








Verness, 


303 






Verity, 


47 






Vernon, 


283 




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Index to Surnames 



343 



Vermeule, 


04. 180, 303 


Vescelfus, 


K 303 


Viccar, 303 




297 






Virpelbach, 303 




Vite, 60 






Vlerebome. 68 


, 74, 138, 


140, 


144, 


194, 301, 


303 






Vliet, 


125, 


127, 128. 


143, 


191, 


■192, 215, 


218, 


2J ■. 


225, 


301, 


,'■•>- 


304, 305, 


306 


Vliet, 


Van 


Fleet, 


" 


Vohe, 303 




Vonk, 124. 125 


, 212 


Voorhees, 


, 22. 


27. 30, 40, 


46, 57, 59, 


60, 62, 63, 


64, 65, 66, 


68, 69 


74, 1 


59, 91 


, 94, 105, 


109, 


111, 


112, 114, 


115, 


117, 


125. 126, 




128, 


129, 130. 


131, 


132, 


133. 134, 


135, 


136, 


138, 140, 


143, 


144, 


145, 146, 


148, 


150, 


151, 152, 


165, 


168, 


170, 171, 


174, 


175, 


181, 183, 


184, 


185, 


186, 187, 


188, 


190, 


192, 


193, 


194, 




197, 


198. 


199, 201. 


202, 


203, 


204. 


206, 


207, 


208, 


210, 


211, 


212, 213, 


214, 


215. 


216, 217, 


218, 


219, 


221, 


222, 


226, 


227, 228. 


229, 


230, 


233, 


237, 


240, 


265, 266, 


267, 


268, 


270, 


271, 




274, 


275, 




283, 


268, 


289, 






294, 


295, 297, 




299, 


300. 301, 




303, 


304, 305, 


306, 




308, 






313, 314, 




322 


(see Van 


Voorhees) 




Vosseller, 40, 


69, 66, 68, 


71, 73. 


74, 77, 113, 




138, 


Ml, 




14 5. 


118 200, 
28S, 306, 




285, 


307, 


310, 


311 


Vredenburg'h, 


57-61, 86, 


134, 


135, 


137, 195- 






283-317 


Vreeland, 7 


307 


■ 


222 




Vroom, 


40, 63 


, 66, 68, 69, 




71, 73 


8, 87, 


105, 


106, 




118, 




133, 


138, 




145, 147. 


182, 


183, 


209, 


289, 


290, 


294, 307, 



315 

Wack, 307 

WadBworth, 199, 307 
Wagoner, 307 
122 
Wahn, 307 
Wakeham, 307 
Wakeman, 307 
Walbrldge, 167 
layer, 307 
Waldron, 05, 69, ' 



92, 93, 125, 133, 134, 
181. 194 197 
270, 298, 307, 308, 
315 
Wall, 308 
Wallace, 18, 40, 167, 284, 

308 
Wallen. 308 
Walker, 190, 308 
Walkins, 308 
Waller, 27, 28 
Walton, 196 
Warburton, 252 
Ward, 57, 169, 210, 290, 

308 
Wardell, 243 
Warden, 290 
Wareham, 313 
Warkle, 59 
Warner, 308 
Warren, 308 
Washing, 308 
Washington, 29, 79, 262, 

308 327 
Waterfi'eld" 308 
Waterhouse, 298, 308 
Waterman. 308 
Waters, 169, 188, 190, 

192, 283, 308 
Waterson, 308 
Watson, 58, 60, 194, 198, 

200, 284, 285 
Watts, 168, 171, 308, 313 
Wayne, 161 
Weart, 309 
Weaver, 57, 309 
Weber, 309 
Webster, 169, 200, 235, 

Wectar, 309 
Wedel, 217. 219 
Weeks, 40, 59 
Ween, 288 
Wedging, 309 

. 'on, 309 
Wellen, 30!) 
Weller. 309 
Wells. 168, 283, 309 
Welsh, 168. 293, 309 
Welstead, 309 
Welton, 309 
■ lei. 309 
215 
Wentworth, 254 
309 
han, 309 

lick, 309 
Wesner, 309 

'. 235, 308, 309 
■ ok, 301 
Wes. 316 

Weston, : 

Wetmore, 110, 115 
Whales, 200, 309 
Whalon, 201. 283, 309 
Wheatly. 208 
Wheaton, 309 
Wheeland, 309 
Whitaker, 59, 81. 182, 

White, 108, 115, 122, 202, 

283, 309 
Whitefield, 24 
Whitehead, 200, 287, 289, 

302. 
Whiteley, 308 

'. 61. 63, 78, 
182, 18-: 

, 204 205, 
283, 292, 
304, 305, 310 
Whitford, 74 



Whiting, 245 
Whitlock, 40, 117, 118, 
143, 193, 199, 217, 
221, 224, 225, 227, 
229, 230, 264, 265, 
266, 267, 268, 273, 
274, 283, 289 301, 
303, 310, 311 
Whitman, 311 
Whitney, 206, 313 
Whyte, 196, 198 
Wick, 311 
Wicks, 82 
Wightman, 311 
WIS, 124 
Wilber, 114 
Wilberforce, 262 
Wilcox, 40, 311 
Wilhelm, 311 
Wilkens, 217, 220 
Wilkinson, 311 
Willemse, 52 
Willet, 167, 308, 311 
Willets, 288 

Williams, 24, 40, 52, 70, 

146, 169, 186, 194, 

206, 284, 285, 

311 v 

Williamson, 40, 52, 58, 1 

64, 71, 125, 126, 127, ' 

128, 129 130, 131, - 

132, 133, 134 136, 

168, HI". 171, 181, 

182, 184, 185, 187, 

r .. 201, 205, 

r\ 211 213, 

216, 217, 218, 

219, 220, 222, 223, 

227, 230, 264, 266, 

267, 268, 269 270, 

271, 272, 273, 275, 

277, 288, 289, 

292, 295, 297, 298. 

300, 307, 311, 312 

Willis. 286, 288, 310, 312, 

316 
Willison, 91 
Willocks, 325 
Wilmit, 89 

Wilson, 46, 53, 64 104, 
111, 136, 181, 186, 
187, 189, 191, 192, 
195, 202, 204, 205, 
20n, .'08, 210, 

221 (?), 249, 250, 
265 53, 284, 

et seq. 
Winans, 77, 288, 306, 

324 
Winpet, 313 
Winn <Winne), 61. 

313 
Winsor, 60, 195, 196, 199, 

313 
Wintersteen, 288, 313 
Wipert, 59 
286 
hop, 313 
Witherspoon, 12 
Wittenburgh, 313 
Wizzlepenning, 100 
Wodue, 2 

Wolfe, 114, 287, 2«: 
Wolverton, 165, 288, 313. 

315 
Wood (Woods). 40, 60, 
116, 199, 285, 289, 
313, 314, 316, 323 
Wooden, 183, 201 
Woodhull, 288, 314 
Wooding, 314 
Woodruff, 139, 141, 145, 
314 



344 



Index to Surnames 



Woodward, 65, 19S, 283, 
314 

Wooley. 314 

Woolweaver, 314 

Worldly, 314 

Worley. 91. 283 

Worman. 299 

Wortendyke, 314 

Worth, 62, 181, 183 

U I'l'ttiingrton, 314 

Wortman, 4u, 105. 107. 
108, 133, 189, 191, 
205, 234, 271, 272. 
288. 289, 291, 293, 
298, 299, 309, 314 

Wray, 311 

Wrifford, 146 

Wright, "302, 314 

Wulinidge, 191 

Wyckoff. 41, 44, 4 6, 49, 
63. 66. 67. 69, 70. 71. 
72, 73, 74, 78, 99, 100, 
101, 126, 127. 128, 
130, 131, 132, 133, 



134, 


135, 


137. 


138, 


139. 


140, 


141. 


142, 


145, 


146. 


147. 


148, 


169, 


181. 


184. 


185, 


186, 


187, 


189, 


192, 


193, 


195, 


196, 


200, 




204, 


207. 


209, 


210, 


211, 




213, 


214, 


215, 


216, 


217, 


218, 


220, 


221, 


222, 


223, 


225, 


226, 


227. 


230, 


234, 


264, 


265, 


266, 


267, 


268, 


27*f~ 


273, 


274, 


276, 


285, 


286, 


287, 


288, 


295, 


296, 


297, 


298, 


302, 


303, 


307, 


309, 


310, 


311, 


312. 


314, 


315, 


316 








Wyker, 


117 






Wyman, 


40 






Wyncoop 


. 235 






Wysham, 


316 







Yard, 60, 310. 316 

Yarrington, 316 

Yates, 316 

Yatman, 168 

Yauger, 144, 210. 289, 

316 
Yeakley, 91 
Yost, 316 

Yorks, 214, 216, 219, 221, 
270, 276 (see 

Jurcks) 
Young. 40. 46. 48. 193, 

198. 201, 203. 204, 

210, 233. 28i. 



Zabriskie. 58-61. 

194-211, 2S3-317 
Zahirizer, 317 
Ziegler, 207 
Zimmerman, 198 
Zukschwert, 205 
Zuttlemayer, 60 



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Six-M Church Baptisms. 1743-1805. (Concluded) - 

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if ov mepts - - 317 

The 'Quarterly" Not to be Comir.'ued — Two Somerset 1 1 
irian Bucks'* ountj Hi 

Pike Article — A Former 1 
ii ..ton "'Black Saint" — The Frontispiece M \ t.745 

Queries ... .... g 2 2 

s— Van Dyki i "Vjie ,; . rd-Da- 
\Y— Cozad b — The ".Red Stone Coun 

lin — Chapman — Thomas Codrington — The "Old 
•ton — Dumont-Gei Eiing- 

ton : Brook Bauld 



Somerset County Historical Quarterly 



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iNew Jersey Slate and Historical Society 

4!8o Some Semi-Histories' 

A i..A ; 

I 

Bui> 

ensack. New 

Secretary— jolui F. Harhed, 

Camp D. A. R I "% 

Co- g Secretarv— Miss Gertra le'S Bro6k, N. J. 

D. A. R. ^ed 1856. 

onding Set Jersey. 

General i - R. lized ,8 9 6 - 
: Secretary- -Mrs. A. L. C. Hardwicke, Somerville, New Je, 

.'RiCAL So 

Corn Secretary— William er, Woodbury. N. J. 

irical Society. 
Cor; i-^tary— Louis Sherwood. Jersey City, N. J. 

inized 1885, 
Corresponding Secretary— El ias Vosseller, Flemington, New Jersey. 

Organized 1898. 
C Seereta -« Jersey. 

ical Club. Organize.-' 

Secretory— Prof. i. ' : New Jersey. 

ty. Organized 18.15. 

-responding Secretary — A. Van Doren Honeynian, Plai J. 

New Jep ftcal Sot.: nan's Branch. Organized 1901. 

head, Elizabeth, New ■ 
.;n. imed lyoo. 

Corresponding Secretary— Dr. E. C. Richardson, Princeton, New Jersey. 
3LUT10NAS New Jess I 1897. 

Corresponding Seen ew Jersey. 

Sai.em Com Org, 

I 

Go' 
Society of Colonial Wars in tf 1804. 

responding Secretary— John L N.J. 

Somerset County Historical Soc Organized 18*2. 

Corresponding Secrerar er, Sonic: ■sy. 

Organise 
ohn R. Weeks ket Street, 

• the Rt.: Organize 

Corresponding Secret - 

Organijei 
1 

Org. 
Corr 

' 1864. 
Corresponding S' '"rank D. A 

Washington Assocut!On of New Jr janized 1874. 

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1889 



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