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In the beginning we intended to write a genealogical sketch of William Bowne of the Revolu- 
tionary War and his descendants only, giving hw line of descent back to the emigrant ancestor. 
After much of the Bowne matter was already in print, rinding that we had collected considerable 
data of general interest to the Bowne family, we decided to include it. This somewhat breaks the 
arrangement of the genealogical records, but the data of the Bowne family thus collected and pre- 
served is considered of greater importance than literary style. The records of William Bowne. son 
of James and Elizabeth (). (Hartshorn) Bowne, and his descendants are fairly complete. The other 
lines are not. The Bowne family is large and hard to trace, so many have the same name. 

Whenever one mentions the name of Bowne to a genealogist, he sends np a groan that sounds 
like the wail of Hagar in the wilderness! We are particularly indebted to Mr. B. E. Bowne. of 
Sergeantsville, X. .1., to Miss Mary Bowne, of Phila., Pa., to Mr. J. Addison Bowne, of New York 
City, for valuable assistance in furnishing family records, and to Mr. .lames (i. Lee, of Trenton. X. 
.1.. for kind favors. 

To Mr. H. E. Deats Editor of The Jersey man, Flemington, X. .1.. belongs all the credit for the 
publication of these records, 

M. K. Reading. 

Aden, Prince William Co., Va.. Feb. 13, 1903. 





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'HE first settlement at Salem, Mass., wasbe- 
aun in 1628. The Colonists obtained a 
patent from the Council of Plymouth in 
March 1628 ; and Charles I issued a charter 
of incorporation to the proprietors under the name 
of " The Governor and Company of Massachusetts 
Bay in New England " in 1629. " In 1630 about 
three hundred of the best Puritan families in the 
kingdom came to New England. Not adventurers, 
not vagabonds, were these brave people, but virtu- 
ous, well educated, courageous men and women 
who for conscience sake left comfortable homes with 
no expectation of returning."* " Of these persons, 
all were respectable, and many were from illustri- 
ous and noble families, "t Among these came 
William Bowne and Ann his wife. They emi- 
grated from Yorkshire, England, where a majority 
of the inhabitants were descendants of the Eoni- 
ans and ancient Britons, and settled at Salem, 
Essex county, Massachusetts in 1631. William 
and Ann Bowne left England on account of the 
cruel religious persecutions so prevalent in that 
country at the time. He was granted forty acres 
of land at Jeffries Creek in 1636. J He remained 
at Salem for some years, and then removed to 
Gravesend, L. I. This was probably in 1645, as 
Gravesend was settled by English emigrants from 
Massachusetts about that year. Among these 
early settlers at Gravesend, we rind William 
Bowne and his son John. William Bowne was 
granted a '' planter's lot " Nov. 12, 1646 ;Xt aQ d 
John Bowne, his son, Sept. 20, 1647. In 1691, 
Capt. Andrew Bowne, son of William Bowne, 
sold a " fifteen acre lot. No. 11, in town of Grave- 
send- wch. did formerly belong to my father." 
William Bowne was one of the Magistrates of 
Gravesend, L. I., in 1657. William Bowne and 
his sons John, James and Andrew emigrated to 

♦History United States Kidpath. page 126. 
fHistory United States, Hale, page 30, 
^Salter's History of Monmouth Co. 
H Ibid. 



Middletown, Monmouth county, N. J., in 1664. 
Brief mention of a few historical facts may be 
of considerable interest to the Bowne family at 
this time. They occurred nearly two hundred 
and fifty years ago. 

" In 1663 a company of Puritans, living on Eong 
Island, obtained permission of Governor Stuy- 

vesant to settle on the banks of the Bantam" * 

"A party of about twenty English, all or near- 
ly all of whom had previously lived in the New 
England colonies, but most of whom were then 
settled on Long Island, set out in a sloop from 
Gravesend, L. I., in December, 1663, and sailed 
across the bay to what is now Monmouth County, 
for the purpose of purchasing lands of the Indian 
sachems, with a view to settlement."! 

The men composing this party were John 
Bowne, William Golding, Richard Gibbons, James 
Holbert, Charles Morgan, Samuel Spicer, John 
Totman, Thomas Whitlock, and others — twenty 
in all. Thej r made two or three more journeys 
from their homes on Long Island to the southern 
shores of the bay, and finally purchased from the 
Indian chief, Poppomora and his people, the three 
" necks " of land known to the Indians as Newa- 
sink, Navarumsunk and Pootapeck. Having pur- 
chased the land of the Indians, ; ' John Bowne, 
Richard Stout and three others, with their fami- 
lies, five families in all, came and made their 
settlement in the spring or summer of 1664, nearly 
a year before the patent was issued." 

Charles the Second, King of England, made a 
royal grant and patent of land, dated March 12, 
1664, to his brother James, Duke of York, which 
included all of the present State of New Jersey. 
King Charles sent out a fleet, with a military 
force under command of Sir Robert Carr, and Col- 
onel Richard Nicolls, who had been commissioned 
Governor by the Duke of York.** 

♦History United States, Ridpath, page 203. 
fHistory Monmouth Co., N. J. — Ellis. 
♦♦Historical Coll. of New Jersey, page 14. 



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The fleet arrived ;u New Amsterdam in August, 
1664, ami thai place and all the New Netherlands 
were surrendered bj Governoi Stuyvesant t<> the 
English mi the 27th of the sum- month. 

Governoi Nicolls, in the fall of 1664, issued a 
proclamation, for the purpose of promoting the 
formation of new settlements in tin- country un- 
der his jurisdiction. \ pan of which was as 
follows: 

"The Condition for new Planters in the Terri- 
tories of his Royal Highness, the Duke of York. 
The purchases are to be made from the Indian 
Sachems, and to be recorded before the Governor. 
All lands thus purchased and possessed 
shall remain t<> the Purchasers and their heirs as 
free lands, to dispose of as they Please. In 

all Territories of his Royal Highness Libertj of 
Conscience is allowed, provided such Liberty is 
not connected tn Licentiousness, <>r the Disturb- 
ance of others in the Exercise of the Protestanl 
Religion. R. Nicolls." 

This English company of Puritans, living on 
Long Island and in New England, having ob- 
tained permission of Governor Stuyvesent to settle 
on the hanks of the Raritan River, commenced 
their negotiations with the Indian sachems De- 
cember ">, 1663; and concluded the firsl Indian 
purchase of land, which was made from Poppo- 
mora, chief of the Navesink Indians to John 
Bowne, .lames Hubbard, William Golding, Rich- 
ard stout. Samuel Spicer, and John Tilton, Jr., 
all of ( rravesend, Long Island, by deed dated Jan- 
oary 25, 1664 — the original record of which isat 
Albany, N. V.. Liber 3, page 1. Tlie second pur- 
chase— of Navarumsunk and Pootapeck is dated 
April 7. 1665; and the third purchase is dated 
June 5, loo",. The original record of these deeds 
isat Albany, N. Y.. and copies an- also recorded 
at Perth Amboy and Trenton. N. .1. 

Having already complied with the fust condi- 
tions of Governor Nicolls' proclamation, the com- 
pany made application to the Governor for a 
grant to cover the purchase already made and 
others which they intended to make. Thisgranl 
embraced all of tin- present counts of Monmouth, 
aud a part of Ocean and Middlesex counties, It 
i- daied April fl, 1665. It is known as the famous 

" M<>N Mnl in Pai i vi ." 
Id all whom these presents >hall come : I 

Richard Nicolls. Esq., Governor under his Royal 
Highness the Duke of York of all his Territories 
in America Bend greeting. Whereas there is a 
certain tract or parcel of land within this govern- 
ment, lying and I ><-i i iu near Sand.) Point, upon 

the Main: which slid panel of land hath been 
*S;iltci - HiM, .iv ,,i Monmouth Co . N I 



with my consent and approbation bought by Bome 
of the inhabitants of Gravesend npon Long Island 
of the Sachems chief proprietors thereof who be- 
fore me have acknowledged to have received sat- 
isfaction for the same, to the end that the said 

land maj be planted, manured and inhabited, 
and for divers other good causes and considera- 
tions. I have thought lit to give, confirm and 
grant, and by these presents d<> give, confirm, and 
grant unto Willi \m Golding, Samuel Spiceb, 
Richabd Gibbons, Richabd Stout, James 
Gboveb, John Bowne, John Tm/kin. Nathan- 
iel Sylvesteb, William Reape, Waltbb 
Clabke, Nicholas Davis. Obadiah Holmes, 
patentees, and their associates, their heirs, suc- 
cessors and assigns, all that tract and part of the 
main land to have and to hold all and singular 

the said lands, hereditaments and premises 
with their and every one of their appurtenances 
hereby given and granted, or therein before men- 
tioned to be given and granted, totheonlj proper 
use and behoof of the said patentees and their as- 
sociates, their heirs. Buccessors and assigns for- 
ever, upon Mich terms and conditions as hereafter 
are expressed, that is to say, that the said paten- 
tees and their associates, their heirs or assigns, 

shall within the space of three years, beginning 
from day of the date hereof, manure and plant the 
aforesaid land and premises and settle there one 

hundred families at least. I do likewise 

grant unto the said Patenteesand their Associates, 
their Heirs. Successors and Assigns, and nntoaivj 
and all other Persons who shall Plant and inhabit 
in an j of the Land aforesaid, that tbej shall have 
free Liberty of Conscience, without any Molesta- 
tion or Disturbance whatsoevei in their waj of 

Wmship. (Jivcn under mv Hand and Seal 

at Fort .lames, in New York, on Manhatans 
l-land. the 8th Day of April in the 17th yeai of 
the Reign of our Sovereign Lord. Charles the 
Second, by the Grace of God, of England, Scot- 
land, Prance and Inland. King, Defender of the 
Faith, etc., and in the year of our Lord God, 1665. 

Lieu \i:d NlCHOLLS. " 
Having purchased the land oJ the Indian.-, and 

having secured the Latent from Governor Nicolls. 
the patentees and their associates began theii a I 
tlementa immediately. The Bowne family had 
actually settled at Middletown fully a year before 
the patent was granted. The Bownes contributed 

toward buying the land in Monmouth of the 

Indians, and for incidental expenses in treating 
with them, a greater sum than anj other family 
with only two exceptions. The Town Look of 
old Middletown, in its tii-t entrj dated Dec. 30, 
1667, shows that William Bowne was granted lot 
No 8 at Loi tland Point. 



The patentees met at Portland Point, .Inly 8, 
1670 and voted to admit as associates "a conven- 
ient number of purchasers who were the iirst and 
principal in the purchase of the three necks : 
Newasink, Navarumsunk and Pootapeck :; * * 
henceforth to have a full interest, right and claim 
in ye Patent given and granted to ye Patentees 
by Richard Nicolls, Esq., late Governor of New 
York."* 

William Bowne was the first associate chosen at 
this meeting. 

William Bowne was horn in Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, and died at Portland Point in 1677. 

Letters of Administration were granted to John 
Bowne of Middletown, X. J., to administer on 
the estate of his father, William Bowne, "hereto- 
fore of Gravesend," and " late of Middletown in 
New Jersey, in 1(577. John is spoken of as being 
his " eldest son," and he made application for the 
letters " with the consent of and good liking of 
the rest of his hrethers." 

Children of William and Ann Bowne : 

John Bowne, horn in England. 

James Bowne, bom in Salem, Mass., 1636. 

Andrew Bowne, horn in Salem, Mass., 1638. 

Philip Bowne, horn in Salem. Mass., Ki40. 

They also had daughters. 

John Bowne ( William » ) was a leader in purcha- 
sing the land from the Indians ; was one of the 
first rive families who made a permanent settle- 
ment in 1064 ; and was one of the patentees of the 
Monmouth grant. "Until Captain Bowne 's death, 
in the early part of 1684, he seems to have been the 
most prominent citizen of the county, esteemed for 
his integrity and his ability. He had been com- 
pelled to leave the Massachusetts colony on ac- 
count of his sympathy with the Baptists, and he 
was one of the founders of the Baptist church at 
Middletown. He appeared as a deputy to the 
rust Assembly in Governor Carteret's time, which 
met May 2(5, 10(58. the members of the Lower 
House being then called 'burgesses.' He was 
deputy again in 1(57."), after Carteret's return 
from England : and in the first Legislature under 
the twenty-four proprietors, in 1(58:5, he was a 
member and the Speaker, and acted until the De- 
cember following. He held other positions of 
trust. March 12, 1(577, a commission was issued 
to him as president of the court to hold a term at 
Middletown. in December, 1683, shortly before 
his last illness, he was appointed major of the 
militia of Monmouth county.'' As stated, Cap- 
tain John Bowne was one of the founders of 
the Baptist Church at Middletown, N. J., which 
was constituted in 16(58 ; being the first Baptist 
♦Salter's History of Monmouth. 
♦History of Monmouth Co., N. J. — Ellis. 



organization in the State of New Jersey. "The 
first who preached at Middletown was Mr. John 
Bowne :; * * it was he who gave the lot on which 
the first meeting house was built. "t Captain 
John Bowne died January 3, 1684, and "his 
universally recognized character was that of an 
upright, conscientious Christian man." 

Captain John Bowne married Lydia Holmes, a 
daughter of Rev. Obadiah Holmes. He was born 
in Preston, Lancashire, England, in 1606 ; died at 
Newport, R. I., Oct. 15, 1682 ; married in 1636. 
He arrived in 1638, and settled in Salem. Mass., 
1639, where he engaged with two other persons 
in the manufacture of glass, probably the first in 
that business in America. He continued in the 
Congregational Church at Salem, and then at Re- 
hoboth, about eleven years, after which he be- 
came a Baptist, and subsequently joined that 
church. He is the man who received such a cruel 
scourging of thirty lashes with a three-corded 
whip, at the instance of the Puritan ministers of 
Massachusetts, for undertaking "to preach and 
baptize !"+ He was the second pastor of the 
second Baptist church organized in America, at 
Newport. R. I., in 1(544. Here he remained in 
the pastoral office from 1652 till his death, thirty 
years. Rev. Obadiah Holmes was one of the twelve 
patentees of the Monmouth grant, although he 
did not settle in that county. 

Lydia Holmes was a sister to Judge Obadiah 
Holmes of Cohansey, N. J., who was for a long 
time a judge of the court, and a Baptist preacher 
of that place. He died 1701. 

Children of Capt. John and Lydia (Holmes) 
Bowne : 

John Bowne, born April 1, 16(54 ; died 1716; 
married Fiances Bowman. 

Obadiah Bowne, born July 18, 1666 ; died 1726; 
married 1st. Elizabeth Bowne, 2nd. Elizabeth 
Longfield. 

Deborah Bowne, born Jan. 26, 1668. 

Sarah Bowne, born Nov. 27. 1(569. 

Catharine Bowne. 

Captain Andrew Bowne, son of Williami and 
Ann Bowne, owned a farm of 500 acres on the 
Karitan river, now in Franklin township, Som- 
erset county, in 1681.* Governor Hamilton ap- 
pointed Captain Andrew Bowne of Raritan river 
a member of his Council. Sept. 14, 1692. He was 
appointed Deputy Governor of New Jersey by 
Governor Basse, and was sworn into that office 
May 15. 10!>!>. On June 7, 1701, Captain Andrew 
Bowne received a commission, dated March 25, 
1701, as Governor of East New Jersey. He was 
tHistory of the Baptists (1792) by Morgan Edwards. 
^History of the Baptists— Benedict, pages 371 to 377. 
*Snell's History of Hunterdon and Somerset. 



commissioned by Queen Anne a member of Gov. 
Cornbury's Council Any. in, 1703. Gov. Andrew 
Bow ne died in L70R, leaving a daughter Eliza- 
beth, who married her cousin Obadiab Bowne, 

tint left no male issue. 

Janus Bowne (William 1 ) was bom and bap- 
tised in Salem, Mass.. 1636 ; died at Middletown, 
N. J., 1692 : administration was granted on his 
estate 1695 : married Mary Stunt. 1665. She was 
a daughter of Richard Stout by his wife Penelope 
Van Princes. The records show thai Richard 
Stout's daughters, Mary, Alice and Sarah, "are 
to come of age since the year Ki<i7."" That is. 
Sarah stout, the youngest, would he eighteen 
years old in 1667. So Mary Stout was probably 
horn in 1645. 

'• Richard Stout was one of the twelve men 
named in the Monmouth Patent. Under grants 
and concessions his name heads the list of claim- 
ants as recorded in Surveyor's office at Perth A lii- 
biiv. Ill the allotments of Town lots at Middle- 
town, recorded Dec. M< itli . KiiiT, Richard Stout 
was appointed to assist in laying out the lots. In 
L669 lie was one of the so-called overseers of Mid- 
dletown. Richard Stout was prominent in public 
affairs in the new settlement and his name fre- 
quently mentioned in Freehold records. In 1690 
Richard Stout and his wife Penelope conveyed to 
Benjamin Stout all the tract and plantation 
whereon they then lived at Hop River, after de- 
cease of himself and wife Penelope. The will of 
Richard Stout, first of the family, is filed in Sec- 
retary of State's office at Trenton. It is dated 
June 9th, 1703, and was proved October, 1705.* 
•• Richard stout was one of the most respectable 
and respected men in his day in the Monmouth 
settlement. "t " Penelope Van Princes was horn 
at Amsterdam, Holland, about 1602 ; her father's 
name was Van Princes : she and her firsl husband 
i whose name is not known i sailed for New York, 
i then New Amsterdam, ) about the year l(i'2(). 

The vessel was st landt d at Sandy Hook: the 
crew not ashore and marched toward the said New 

York; but Penelope's (for that was her name) 
husband being hurt in the wreck, could not 
march with tin m ; therefore he and the wife tar- 
ried in the woods: tin \ had not heen long in the 
place before the Indians killed them hoth las 
they thought), and stripped tin m to the skin : 

however, Penolope came to, though her skull was 

fractured and her hit shoulder so hacked that -he 
could nevei use that aim like the other: she 
was also cut across the abdomen so that her 
bowels appeared ; these she kept in with 
her hand : she continued in this situation for 

►History oi Monmouth Co., v i Saltei 

tltistory of Monmouth Co.. N. J.: Ellis, page '■.;. 



seven days, taking shelter in a hollow tree and 
eating the excrescence of it : the seventh day she 

saw a deer passing by with arrows sticking in it, 

and soon after two Indians appeared, whom she 
was glad to see. in hope they would put her out 

of her misery ; accordingly, one made towards her 

to knock her in the head ; hut the other, who 
was an elderly man. prevented him. anil throw- 
ing his match coat about her carried her to his 
wigwam, and cured her of her wounds and bruis- 
es. After that hi- took her to New York and 
made a present of her to her countrymen, viz : an 
Indian present expecting ten times the value in 
return. It was in New York that one Richard 
stout married her; he was a native of England 
and of a good family. She was now in her 22d 
year, and he in his -loth. She bore him seven 
sons and three daughters, viz : Jonathan I founder 
of Hopewell), John. Richard, James, Peter, Da- 
vid. Benjamin, Mary, Sarah, and Alice. The 
daughters married into the families of the Bownes, 
Pikes. Throckmortons and Skeltons, and so lost 
the name of Stout : the sons married into the fam- 
ilies of Bullen, Crawford. Ash ton, Franx, &c, 
and had many children. The mother lived to the 
age of 1)0, and saw her offspring multiplied into 
502 in about 88 years." 

Richard stout was horn in Nottinghamshire, 
England, in 1584 : died in 1705 ; married Pene- 
lope Van Princes in New Amsterdam, in 1624 : 
was one of the thirty-nine original settlers of 
Gravesend, Long Island, 1645; removed with his 
family to Middletown, N. J.. 1664, and was one 
of the titst live families of said sett lenient. 

James How ne was one of the interpreters at the 
first purchase of land from the chief of the Neve- 
sink Indians. Jan. \!.">. 1664 : and this fact shows 
that he was a young man of intelligence, and that 
he hail previously had considerable intercourse 
with the Indians. James Bowne contributed to- 
ward buying the land in Monmouth county of 
the Indians and for incidental expenses in treat- 
ing with them. I 

lie was chosen a deputy for Portland Point, at 
:i meeting of the inhabitants of Shrewsbury, on 
Vnumsunk Neck. December 14, 1667, designated 
in its proceedings as '"'1111' General Assembly of 

the Patentees & Deputies." .lames I'.ow ne was 
chosen one of the "Overseers" of Middletown. 
May 26, 1669. "Maj the 25th, l(i<i'.». JAMES 
BOWNE was this day by the pluralities of votes 
chosen deputy to act with the patentees at a gen- 
eral court or the adjournment thereof to he held 

at Portland Point the 27tb of May. 

Testis Edw. Tartt. Town Clerk." 
•History ol the Baptists, Benedict, p. 585. 
: Saltei 's Histoi y «'i Moumi uth. 



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" The Overseers, there Ingagement, May ye 2(5, 
1669. We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, 
being chosen by the inhabitants off Middletown 
for overseers, we do hereby promise and ingage to 
perform the office and place thereof, according to 
our best understanding in all cases of actions of 
debt and trespass, amounting to ye sum of ten 
pounds, according to the charter given and grant- 
ed to the company of purchasers off Newasink, 
Naruinsunk and Pootapeck. In witness whereoff 
we have herounto subscribed this 26th of May, 

1669. 

The mark of 

Richard x Stout, 
Jonathan Hullmes, 
Edward Smith, 
James Bowne. 
Subscribed in Court before the Pattentees and 
Deputies of the towns of Middletown and Shrews- 
bury. May 26th, 1669. 

R. Richardson, 

Recorder."! 

At a court held at Portland Point, Nov. 2, 1669: 
" William Bowne and James Bowne off the Town 
of Middletown, on Newasink Neck, are appointed 
to act as Patentees in the room of John Tilton & 
Samuel Spicerof Gravesend, according to an order 
under both their hands, as appears on record, bear- 
ing date 26th day of May last." That is to say, 
William & .Tames Bowne had bought all the right, 
title and interest of Tilton & Spicer in the Mon- 
mouth Patent, and were appointed by said Court 
to act as Patentees. The records also have : 
" July 8th, 1670. It is thought meet by the 
Patentees, that a convenient number of purchas- 
ers who were the first & principal in the purchase 
of these necks, viz : Newasink, Narumsunk <S: 
Pootapeck are hereby to be nominated, elected 
& chosen as associates with the Patentees whose 
names are inserted & set down, who by virtue of' 
this act or order shall henceforth have a full inter- 
est, right & claim in ye patten t given and granted 
to the Pattentees, by Richard Nicholls, Esq., late 
Governor off New York, to chose men who are 
therein expressly nominated, *** 

Witness our hands the day & year above said. 

William Golding, 
James Grover, 
Richard Gibbons, 
William Reape, 
John Bowne, 
his 

Richard x Stout. " + 

mark 

♦Middletown Records, May 25, 1669. 
fMiddletown Records. May 26, 1669. 
tOld Times in Old Monmouth. 



Among those "nominated, elected it chosen," 
were William & James Bowne. 

We wish to remark in passing, that one histor- 
ian speaks disparagingly of Richard Stout, be- 
cause he signed his name by mark. It must be 
remembered that he was an aged and infirm man 
at this time, being eighty-six years old. 

James Bowne was a deputy at Portland Point, 
July 5, 1670. Sept. 23, 1685, he was commission- 
ed a Minister of Justice, & subscribed to the fol- 
lowing oath : 

"I whose name is hereunto subscribed doe sol- 
emnly, in the presence of God, promise and declare 
that I will bear true allegiance to the King of 
England, his heirs & successors, & be true & faith- 
ful to the Interest of the Lord Proprietors of the 
Province of East New Jersey; & their heirs execu- 
tors & assigns; & that as a commissioned Minister 
of Justice by the authority of the Governor & Coun- 
sell of this Province of East Jersey, for the deter- 
mining of small causes in Court monthly, to be 
held in Middletown, according to commission 
granted to me by authority aforesaid, in all Arti- 
cles & things in the Commission granted tome, 
according to the Laws & acts of the General Assem- 
bly of this Province, to poor & rich, I will to my 
power doe equall justice, in any matter depending 
before me, I will not be counsell in any matter de- 
pending before me. I will hold sessions in my 
County according to the act of the General Assem- 
bly. And will perform & doe the office or commis- 
sion granted to me as aforesaid, to right & Justice, 
to the uttermost of my power & understanding & 
ability. Witness my hand, Dated this 23d day of 
September, 1685. James Bowne. 

The above day mentioned, James Bowne did 
subscribe to the above engagement before us. 

John Throckmorton, 
Peter Tilton." * 

James Bowne succeeded Richard Richardson as 
clerk of the court of Monmouth county N. J., and 
was such May 3, 1680. t 

In the list of warrants giving names of persons 
who claimed lands under "Grants & Concessions" 
issued in 1675, we find: "James Bowne in right 
of himself & wife, Mary Stout, 240 acres. " and in 
1676 warrants for land to be subsequently located 
& surveyed were issued by the Proprietors to James 
Bowne 240 acres; & to Mary Stout, -wife of James 
Bowne-60 acres, "j He also had four hundred & 
eighty (480) acres of land known as "Middletown 
Men's Lot," between 1688 & 1695. Add to this 
five hundred acres as one of the original patentees 

*01d Times in Old Monmouth. 

flbid. 

ISalter's History of Monmouth. 



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and lie had therefore an estate of fifteen hundred 
.v twenty acres. 

.Indue .lames P.owne was one of the founders of 

the Baptist Church of Middletown, X. J., which 
was the first church of thai denomination in the 
state of New Jersey, lie held various offices of 
honor & trust, both by election & appointment; all 
of which be lilled with eminent ability & strict 
integrity, & to the en tire satisfaction of the people. 

This is evident from the fact, that he held some 

official position, from the time he was interpreter 
at the first purchase of land from the chief of the 
Nevesink Indians, at the court of Governor Xich- 
olls, in Xcw York City in lo'iit, until the time of 
his death-twenty-eight years. Judge .lames Bowne 
was one of the most prominent men in Monmouth 
county, during his time. 

Children of James & Mary (Stout) Bowne: 
.lames Bowne, born in Mon. county, X. J., 1666. 
Andrew Bowne, " " " " •• •• 

John Bowne, " " " •' " " 
William Bowne, " " ' " •■ •■ 

John Bowne, ( Jam es2 William T ) was born, in 

Middletown. Monmouth county, X. .1.. probably 
in KJ70. lie was called John Bowne, "cordwainer" 
to distinguish him from his cousin -('apt. .John 
Bowne. Little is really known about this John 
Bowne. He was a ropemaker & farmer by tiade 
and occupation, hut seems to have taken no part 
in the political affairs of his day. He was a mem- 
ber of the Baptist Church of Middletown. X. .1., 
and his name is signed to a certificate of that 
church, dated June 20, 1693. John Bowneof Mid- 
dletown, Cordwinder, "and wife Elizabeth, deeded 
to their son. James P.owne, land &c, Nov. H 1719. 
He also gives to his son. Andrew Bowne, "land 
at Crosswicks:" June 20, 1730. John Bowne mar- 
ried Elizabeth : her maiden name, the dates 

of her birth, marriage, and death have not been 
ascertained. 
Children of John and Elizabeth Bowne: 
Elizabeth Bowne married John Bray, 1725. 

Andrew P.owne. 

James Bowne married Elizabeth 0. Hartshorne 
Aug. 17. 1743. 

Samuel l'>ow ne. 

James P.owne I John- James-' William,) was 
horn in Monmouth county, Xew Jersey : married 

Elizabeth O. Hartshorn August I7i. 1743. James 

Bowne was an ardent patriot during the American 

Revolution, having four four-horse teams hauling 
baggage for the Revolutionary armyjand I think, 

also serving as a soldier in the slid war. The tra- 
dition in the famih is that at the close of the war 

he had "a bushel of continental money," which 

tNcw Jersey Marriage f.icenses in Trenton. N. J. 



he took out one stormy day and scattered to the 
wind in final settlement with his country for his 
services in the cause of American liberty. 

Child of James and Elizabeth < >. ( Hartshorn) 
Bow ne: 

William Bowne, horn August 1, 1750. 

They had other children who have not been 
traced. 

William (James4 Johns Jai»es 2 William' > was 
horn in Monmouth county. Xew Jersey, August 
1. 1750; died in Trenton. X. J., about 1*1:2: mar- 
ried Anna Deats. She was a daughter of William 
and Mary Deats. William Deats was a wheelright 
by occupation, and is said to have been "a work- 
man of great skill and ingenuity." He lived about 
four miles north-west of Flemiugton, X.J. His 
will is dated Dec. 1. 1823; and was probated Feb. 
13, 1823.* 

William Bowne was a soldier iu the second 
regiment of the Xew Jersey troops in the Revolu- 
tionary war. He was in the Battle of Monmouth 
with Colonel Ogden's regiment, which had been 
on the march and in the battle since early morn- 
ing, and being worn out with thirst, hunger and 
fatigue, was ordered by Washington to he with- 
drawn. Colonel Ogden's troops were the last to 
leave their position, covering the retreat and act- 
ing as a rear-guard to the retreating forces of Yar- 

niini, Livingston, and Oswald. t 

The following was furnished by the United 
States Commissioner of Pensions. 

"Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Pensions. 
Washington, D. C, 

November 1 1. 1898. 
Sir :— 

Replying to your recent communication you 
are advised that William P.owne made an applica- 
tion for pension on August 1th, 1820, at which 
time he was 70 years of age and residing in Hun- 
terdon county. X . J., and his pension was allowed 
for eighteen months actual service as a private in 
the Xew Jersey troops. Revolutionary war ; a part 
of the time he served under (apt Leonard and 
Col. Ogden. Place of his enlistment not stated. 
Very respectfully, 
II. Clay Evans, 

( onmiissioner. 
Mr. Miller K. Leading, 
Aden, Virginia." 
During the Revolutionary war many of the 
New Jersey tories, or refugees, fled to the state of 

New Fork,. and were formed into a military corps 

under the name of '-The Associated Loyalists." 

•Huuterdon Co. Wills. \'<.l 4. page 170. 
tnist. of Monmouth Co.— BHis. 



New Jersey certainly was very greatly afllieted 
by these ton marauding parties, and the Whig in- 
habitants of Monmouth county were compelled to 
draw up articles of agreement for the purpose of 
retaliation. It is dated June, 177!), and is now in 
the office of the Secretary of State, Trenton, N. .1. 
It is signed by four hundred and thirty -six per- 
sons, and William Bowne's name is among them.* 
The Bowne Family was well represented in the 
American army during the Revolutionary war. 
In Adjutant General W. S. Stryker"s "Official 
Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in 
the Revolutionary War," we find : Joseph, Bowne, 
Corp., Peter Bowne, ensign, David, Elias, James, 
Peter, Joseph, Samuel and William Bowne — nine 
members of the Bowne family from one county ! 
This fact tells the story of their courage, their 
patriotism and their devotion to liberty. 

After the war William Bowne remained in Mon- 
mouth county until 1787, at which time he con- 
veyed land to John Bowne, (probably his brother, ) 
removed to Hunterdon county, and soon after 
married Anna Beats. He located at Cherryville, 
Hunterdon County, N. J., where he resided for 
many years. He was by trade and occupation a 
shoemaker. 

There was an Independence Jubilee held in 
Flemington, N. J., in 182(5, and the venerable 
survivors of 1776 joined the procession at the 
court house.! William Bowne was in the pro- 
cession. 

William and Anna (Deats) Bowne were living 
at Cherryville, Hunterdon, N. J., as late as 1840 ; 
at which time she was seventy-three, and he nine- 
ty years of age. 

He is said to have removed to Trenton, N. J., 
where he died probably in 1842, but the exact 
date of his death has not been ascertained. He is 
buried in the graveyard at Hamilton Square, New- 
Jersey . 

There was one trait in William Bowne's charac- 
ter most worthy of emulation by his descendants. 
He was an ardent patriot, firm in the faith that 
America was right, and the greatest nation on 
earth. Broad and charitable in other matters, he 
always resented any aspersions on his state or 
country, when uttered in his piesence. 

Children of William and Anna ( Deats) Bowne : 
John Deats Bowne, (Williams, James4, 
John3, James 2 , William',) was born in Hun- 
terdon county, X. J., Sept. 16, 1792 ; died at 
Sergeantsville, N. J., July 19, 1860; married 
Sarah Cronce Jan. 6, 1819. She was born in 
Hunterdon county, N.J., Feb. 12, 1802 ; died 
*Hist. Coll. of New Jersev, page 372. 
fHistory of Hunterdon County. Snell. 



11 

at Long Branch, N. J., June 3, 1881. Sin- 
was a daughter of Adam Cronce, horn Jan. 
•-':;, 1770 ; died Oct. 7, 1847; by his wife 
Margaret Deats, horn, Sept. 21, 1770 ; died 
May 0, 1826. 

John D. Bowne wasa wheelwright by trade, 
and followed that occupation for a number of 
years at Cherryville, X. J. He invented and 
manufactured the famous " Peacock " plow. 
Late in life he removed to Sergeantsville, X. J., 
where he died, and is buried in the graveyard 
of the Flemington Baptist Church. 
Children of John D. and Sarah (Cronce) Bowne: 
Charles C. Bowne, born March 18, 1820. 
Elias D. Bowne, born Xov. 16, 1821. 
Emanuel K. Bowne, born Aug. 10, 1823. 
John R. Bowne, born Aug. 7, 1825. 
Margaret Bowne, born April 8, 1827. 
William I. Bowne, born April 22, 1829. 
Hannah H. Bowne, born Feb. 10, 1830. 
Mary Ann Bowne, born Oct. 30, 1832. 
George W. Bowne, born May 28, 1834. 
Bartolette E. Bowne, born June 9, 1836. 
William Bowne, (Williams, James4, John3, 
James 2 , William 1, was born in Hunterdon 
county, N. J., in 1794 ; and died of typhoid 
fever in early manhood, in Trenton, X. J. 

Mary Bowne, ( Williams, James4, John3, 
James 2 , William ) was born in Hunterdon 
county, X. J., in 1796 ; married James Owens 
in Phila. Pa., where he died without issue. 

Anne Bowne, ( Williams, James4, John3, 
James 2 , William 1,) was born at Cherryville, 
Hunterdon County, X. J., September 19, 
1798 ; died at Croton, X. J., Oct. 13, 1861 ; 
married Francis Reading, Dec. 17, 1818. 
Charles Bowne, born Apr. 29, 1800. 
Catharine Bowne; born 1802. 

The Reading Family. 
The Reading family reaches back centuries be- 
yond the Norman Conquest of 1066 for its origin- 
hack into the gray uncertain dawn of the first per- 
iod of the literary annals of England. 'The pre- 
cise antiquity of the surname Reading is difficult 
to determine. The name is supposed, whoever, 
to have had its genesis during the period of the 
Saxon Heptarchy, and to have been derived from 
the Saxon tribe Radingas, the decendants of 
Reada.*** Certain it is that the family Reading, 
never a numerous one, was of ancient seating in 
Hertfordshire and in London and that the sur- 
name was variously spelled and indifferently used 
by earlier members thereof as de Redynge, Ryd- 
inge, Redding and Reading."* 

* Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the 

Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham and Elkins 
Families, by Col. J. G. Leach, LL. B , page 3. 



12 



The Reading tribe, or family, has left us an en- 
during monument in the town of Reading, in 
Berks County, England, at the junction of the 
Kennet and Thames rivers, thirty-eight miles 
west of London. It must have been a town of 
considerable importance at a very early day under 
theSaxon kings, as the Danes, '•toward the close 
of the ninth century, seized its castle and intrench- 
ed themselves therein after their defeat at the 
battle of Ashdowu by Etherwolf, Karl of Berk- 
shire, "f The Danes again attacked this town 
and almost destroyed it. on the invasion of Swvn. 
king of Denmark, in 1006. It was still an im- 
portant town soon after this, as Prince John sum- 
moned a genera] council of the nobility and pre- 
lates at Reading in 1191. J It was garrisoned by 
Kinji Charles in Ki4:!, and esteemed a place of 
considerable strength at that time. 

Thomas Reading was in the English Parlia- 
ment from Hereford County in 1:295. Lord Robert 
Reading was in the Parliament from Suffolk Coun- 
ty from 1304 to 1309. William Reading was high 
sheriff of London in 1316. 

Robert Reading, monk of West minister, wrote 
a history of Edward lis reign, which Dr. Luard 
Bays : " must rank as of equal authority with the 
other chroniclers of that time: " He died in 1325. 
Richard Leading was enfeoffed of the Manor of 
Whitehorse, Croyen, about ten miles from Lon- 
don, by John Chirbury, marshal to Edward III., 
L360. 

John Reading, Esq., was treasurer to the house- 
hold of "Prince Henry, afterward Henry VIII." 
He married Mary Brandon, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Brandon. He left three sons John, Wil- 
liam, and Thomas Reading. 

John Reading, Esq., died in 1508. William 
Reading was in the English Parliament from War- 
wickshire in 1111. Rev. John Reading, D. I)., 
prebend of Canterbury, was born in Buckingham- 
shire in 1588 : was graduated from the University 
of Cambridge, October 1 7, 1607; received the de- 
gree of M. A. from St. Mary's Hall in l(il(t : took 
holy orders and became chaplain to Edward, Lord 
/ouch, governor of Dover Castle, and was rector 
of St. Mary's, Dover. Dec. 2, 1616. Later he was 
appointed chaplain in ordinary to Charles I. -- < m 
the restoration of Charles II., Dr. Reading pre- 
sented In his Majesty at his Mist landing Ma\ 25, 
1660, a large Bible, in the name of the Corpora- 
tion of Dover, and made an address which was 
printed in a broadside. " 

Dr. Reading died < >et. 26, 1667. 
Nathaniel Reading, Esq., was bred at the Inns 
of Court, London, lie was called to the bar, and 

(•History of England, Hume, Vol n page 322. 
[Ibid, Vol. 1 



was a noted counsellor and orator. He married 

Arabella Churchill, sister to Sir Winston Churchill. 

and aunt to John Churchill, the great Duke of 
Marlborough.* 

"Colonel John Reading, the founder of the 
New Jersey family of this surname, was with- 
out doubt of gentle birth, and enjoyed in his 
youth the advantages Of a good education. It is 
thought that he was of London. England, or that 
vicinity, where a family of the name has been 
seated from at least the thirteenth century. "f 

Colonel John Reading and Elizabeth his wife 
emigrated from England, and settled at Glouces- 
ter, New Jersey, prior to 1684. He was one of 
the largest landed proprietors in the Province, a 
man of large wealth, prominent social standing, 
and took an active part in the affairs of the col- 
ony. He was a surveyor by occupation, and fol- 
lowed that business all his life. He was elected 
a member of the Assembly, and attended its ses- 
sions at Burlington, 1685 : again in 1697 : and 
again in 1701, at which session he was clerk of 
that body. 

He was Clerk of Gloucester county from 1688 
to 1702, inclusive, being annually elected. He 
was appointed, by the Provincial Council of 
West Jersey, one of the three commissioners to 
treat with the Indians for the purchase of land 
from the chief Himhanimoe ; and also another 
tract from the chief Coponnockons. . They pur- 
Chased of these chiefs all the land lying between 
the Raritan and Delaware river, and reported to 
the Council June 27, 1703. This was the great 
tract of one hundred and lifty thousand acres. 

Colonel John Reading retired from the office of 
Clerk of Gloucester county at the close of 1702. 
and soon after removed to " Mount Am- 
well," an estate of four thousand acres, situated 
along the Delaware river, in what is now Hun- 
terdon county. He was without doubt the first 
white settler of old Amwell township. * He was 
commissioned one of the Judges of the Supreme 
Court of the Province in 1712. He was '"elected 
and chosen" a member of the Council of New Jer- 
sey, and confirmed by Queen Anne in April, 1713, 
and remained an active and prominent member 
until bis death. He was commissioned a Captain 
of a militia company of Amwell and upper part 
of Hopewell, Hunterdon county. March 18, 1714; 
and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel "in the 

regiment commanded by John Hamilton, Esq.," 
which appointment he held at the time of his 

decease. I 

•The compiler is indebted to "the Readings in Bog- 
gland" by Col. I. each, in Ins history of the Reading 
Family, page 3 to 7. 

tCol. I.each's History of Hie Reading Family, p. II. 

*Snell's History of Hunterdon County, 

fHistory ol the Reading Family, Col. Leach, page 21. 



13 



Colonel John Reading died at his scat— Mount 
Amwell — in Hunterdon county, N. J., in Octo- 
ber 1717. 

Letters of administration on his estate were 
granted to bis son, John Reading, Nov. 2, 17174 
Colonel John Reading and Elizabeth his wife are 
buried in the graveyard of the Buckingham 
Meeting, Bucks County, Pa. 

Children of Colonel John and Elizabeth Read- 
ing : John Reading, born June 6, 1686 ; Elsie 
Reading. 

Governor John Reading was born at Gloucester, 
Gloucester County, N. J., June 6, 1686; died at 
Walnut Grove, near Flemington, Hunterdon Co., 
Nov. 5, 1767 ; married Mary Ryerson Nov. 30, 
1720. She was baptised in the Dutch Reformed 
Church in New York city, July 20, 1696, and 
died at Walnut Grove, April 11, 1774. She was 
a daughter of George Ryerson, Esq., of Bergen 
County, New Jersey, by his wife Anna Schout, 
widow of Tunis Direckson Dey. She was bap- 
tised March 17, 1666, and died March 17, 1743. 

Oeorge Ryerson was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Sept. 19, 1666; died in Bergen County, N. J., 
1749 ; married Anna Schout, Aug. 11, 1691. He 
removed from Brooklyn, New York, to Peqnan- 
nock, Bergen County, New Jersey, probably in 
1701. 

He was a prominent man in Bergen county and 
for nearly twenty-five years one of the judges of 
the county courts. His son George was one of 
the judges of the same county for many years; 
and his son Martin was one of the leading men in 
Hunterdon county,— a deacon in the Readington 
Church, a justice of the peace as early as 1773, 
and one of the judges of the court of Common 
Pleas from 1739 to 1751. George Ryerson was a 
son of Martin ( 1 ) Ryerson, the emigrant, by his 
wife Ann Rapalie. Martin Ryerson is said to 
have been a French Huguenot, who fled from 
France to Holland. He emigrated from Amster- 
dam, Holland, to New Amsterdam (now New 
York City) in 1646. He married Ann Rapalie 
March 14, 1663. She was born Feb. 8, 1646, a 
daughter of Joris Jansen Rapalie, a French Hu- 
guenot born in Rochelle, France, by his wife Cata- 
lina Trico. She was born in Paris, France, in 
1605, and was a daughter of Jeromynus Trico of 
Paris. She died Sept. 11, 1689. Joris Jansen 
Rapalie emigrated with his family from Holland 
in the ship "Unity," and came to New Amster- 
dam in 1623. He settled first at Fort Orange, N. 
Y. (now Albany), and his daughter Sarah, born 
June 9, 1625, is said to have been the first white 
female child born of European parents in New 
Netherlands. The original Rapalie family record 

^Office Sec'y of State of New Jersey. 



is preserved in the Library of the New York His- 
torical Society. Martin Ryerson settled at Wal- 
labont, Long Island, and was on the assessment 
rolls of Brooklyn, N. Y.. from 1675 to 1683 ; 
member of Brooklyn Church 1677 ; magistrate 
1679 ; constable 1682. He signed his name, Mar- 
ten Ryersen. Martin and Ann (Rapalie) Ryer- 
son had four sons : George, Ryer, Francis and 
Abraham. George and Anna (Schout) Ryerson 
had eight children : Martin, John, Luke, George, 
Mary, Blandina, Elizabeth and Ann. 

John Reading, the younger, enjoyed the advan- 
tages of a liberal education in early youth, which 
seems to have been of superior character, as he 
was educated in Europe, where he remained nine 
years devoted to study. 

John Reading was nominated by Governor Hun- 
ter to a seat in the provincial council November 3 
1718; his nomination was confirmed by the King 
June 24, 1720; and he was sworn into office and 
took his place in the council March 25, 1721. He 
was appointed by Governor Hunter one of the 
commissioners to run the boundary line between 
New York and New Jersey March 28, 1719. And 
also, about the same time, he was appointed one 
of the commissioners to run the line between East 
and West New Jersey. August 12, 1720, the coun- 
cil of proprietors of West New Jersey, by unani- 
mous vote selected John Reading as surveyor to 
assist James Alexander, surveyor-general of the 
Province, "in running the said division line 
throughout the whole work." He was commission- 
ed Colonel of the military regiment of infantry 
for the county of Hunterdon Feb. 10, 1727; and 
commissioned surrogate of Hunterdon and Somer- 
set counties August 18, 1727. 

November 6, 1728, he was appointed by the 
Crown one of the judges "to try pirates." 

He was appointed judge of the court of common 
pleas of Hunterdon county Feb. 10, 1727. He 
was appointed by the King one of the commis- 
sioners to define the boundary line between the 
colonies of Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 
1740. This appointment was highly complimen- 
tary to Hon. John Reading, and furnishes addi- 
tional testimony to bis high reputation as a sur- 
veyor.* Governor Lewis Morris died May 21, 
1746, and the government of the State devolved 
on John Hamilton, Esq., president of the council. 
He died June 17, 1747, and immediately after his 
death the council met and Hon. John Reading, 
being the next oldest councilor, was sworn into 
office as governor and commander-in-chief, being 
the first native-born Jerseyman to govern the 
State of New Jersey.! 

♦History of the Reading Family— Leach, page 23. 
tlbid. 



1 \ 



Governor Reading was succeeded by Jonathan 
Belcher, Esq, Aug. lo, 1 T 17. He remained in 
office until liis death, August 31, 17.">7. Hon. 
John Reading being president of the council. 
again took the oath of office as governor and com- 
mander-in-chief of New Jersey, and "the greal 
Seal of the Colon; and the Seal <>f the prerogative 
Court were delivered to him, " September 9) 1757. 
He had charge of the administration of the colony 
until June 1(>, 1758, when lie was succeeded by 
Hon. Francis Bernard, who had arrived from Eng- 
land with a commission as Governor.* 

John Reading's name appears at the head of the 
council, in the Kind's ''Letter of Instructions" to 
Governor Bernard, but he had determined to retire 
from public life on account of '"his great age and 
infermities." 

He asked Governor Bernard to "accept his resig- 
nation and dismiss, him from his Majesty's service. 
In due time the King accepted his resignation and 
Governor Beading retired to private life at his 
lioiut — Walnut Grove — where he lived universally 
beloved, and died lamented November 5, 17(>7.# 
Children of Hon. John and Mary ( Ryerson | 
Reading — all horn at Walnut Grove, Hunterdon 
county, X. J. 

John Reading, horn March :>0, 1722 
Ann Reading, born July 21, 1723 
George Reading, born Feb. 26, 172$ 
Daniel Reading, horn Feb. :2, 17:27 
Joseph Reading, horn Nov. 23, 17:50 
Elizabeth Reading, bapt. Jan. 31, 1731 
Richard Reading, horn Dec. 8, 17:'.'.' 
Thomas Reading, born Sep. '.'7. 17:>4 
Mary Reading, horn Aug. 8, 17::<: 
Sarah Reading, bapt. Oct. •!<.>. 1738 
Samuel Reading, born Oct. 25, 1741 
Captain Thomas Reading was horn at "Walnut 
Grove," in old Amwell township. Hunterdon 
county. N. J., Sept. 'J7, 1734; died where he was 
horn, and had lived all his life December 14. 1814. 
lie married Rebecca Kllis. daughter of Jonathan 
El lis by his wife Mary Hollingshead. He was a 
-on of Simeon Ellis by his wife Sarah Rates. 
Rebecca Ellis was born in the village of Had- 

donfield, Newton township, Gloucester (now Cam- 
den i county, N. J. 
The date of the arrival of Simeon Ellis in New 

Jersey i- not known. His first purchase of real 
estate Consisted Of two hundred acres of land con- 
veyed to him by Francis Collins, in 1691, It was 
bounded bj the north Bide of the north branch of 
Cooper's Creek. He built his house on tins tract 

near the stream, a short distance from the public 

io,nl. which hail been laid out by the commission- 

tHistoryoi tin Reading Family— Leach. 

:II. id. 



ers only a short time before. It was then a practice 
to designate every gentleman. s "seat"' by a par- 
ticular name, and he adopted that of "Springwell". 

Here he lived and died ; and here all his child- 
ren were horn. Simeon Ellis bought four hundred 
acres of land adjoining his fust purchase of Elias 
and Margaret Hugg, in 1695. These purchases in- 
clude the present village of Ellisburg, N J., and 
are "almost equally divided by the Camden and 
Marlton turnpike, and the Moorestown and Had- 
donfield road." He made several other purchases, 
some of which lay on the south side of the same 
stream. Sarah, widow of Simeon Kllis. bought 
four hundred acres in Newton township of Isaac 
Hollingsham in 1717: and in 1718 she bought an 
adjoining tract of her son Thomas Ellis. She was 
one of the largest land holders in that township. 
"The landed estate of Simeon Ellis and of his 
widow Sarah, in her own right, was therefore 
large: and lying as it mostly does, in the improved 
sections of Camden county, if taken as a whole, 
it would now he of much value."* 

Simeon Kllis was a member of the Societj of 
Friends, and took no part in the political troubles 
of the times in which he lived. He married Sarah 
Rates, daughter of William Rate-, at the old New- 
ton meeting house, in 1692. She was Rom in the 
town of Wickloe. county of Wickloe. Ireland, at 
which place her father was living in 1670. 

The town of Wickloe is situated on the coast of 
the Irish sea. about thirty miles south of Dublin. 
William Rates was a carpenter hy occupation, 
and hail "formerly come thither from England," 
as stated by Thomas Sharp. William Rates was 
dragged to jail for attending a religious meeting 
of the Society of Friends, held at the house of 
Thomas TiaiWd. in the town of Wickloe. and 
there confined for several weeks. A deed dated 
April 12, Ki77, from William Penn and others, 
reads "to Robert Turner, linen draper of Dublin : 
Robert Zane, serge maker of Dublin; Thomas 
Thackara, stuff weaver of Dublin : William Rates, 
carpenter, of the county of Wickloe : and Joseph 
Slight, tanner, of Dublin, for one whole share of 
Propriety in West New Jersey.' 

Four years after the date of this t\vr(\, some 
Friends living in Inland, hut who had formerly 

come from England, sent to Thomas Lurtin of 
London, and made an agreement with him to 
transport them and their families to New Jersey. 
They were Mark Newby and family; Thomas 
Thackara and family ; William Rates and family ; 
George Goldsmith, an old man. and Thomas 

Sharp, a young man, both without families. They 

in-4 Emigrant Settlers <>i Newton Township of 
New Jersey.— Clement, 
flbid, page 49. 



15 



Bailed from Dublin harbor Sept. 19, 1681, and ar- 
rived at Elsinburg, Salem county, N. J., on the 
loth of November following. They went to Bur- 
lington to Bee the commissioner and obtained a 
warrant of the surveyor-general, Daniel Leeds. 
Thomas Sharp siys: "After some' considerable 
search to and fro in that then was called the third 
or Irish tenth, are at last pitched upon the place 
now called Newton, which was before the settle- 
ment of Philadelphia : and then applied to said 
surveyor, who came and laid it out for us ; and 
the next spring, being the beginning of the year 
1682, we all removed from Salem together." 

William Bates took two hundred and fifty acres 
on the south side of Newton creek, which was 
surveyed tor him .March 10, 1682. At the upper 
end of this tract he built his home. Two years 
later he had two hundred and fifty acres more 
surveyed for him adjoining the first purchase : and 
subsequently he purchased other land adjoining 
of Robert Turner. He also had an interest in 
common in the meadow land at the mouth of 
Kaighn's run. "As the master mechanic, there 
can be no doubt who planned ami built the hist 
meeting house at Newton in 1684 : who construct- 
ed the rude seats and erected the plain, unpre- 
tending galleries, in which sat the forefathers of 
this people, who were faithfully carrying out the 
belief and the form of religious worship brought 
with them across the sea. To the descendants of 
William Mates this is a reminiscence worthy to be 
remembered, and to be told to theii children, be- 
coming more interesting as the lapse of time in- 
creases. 

William Bates was elected a member of the 
Legislature of West New Jersey in 1683 ; and 
was appointed constable the same year. He was 
again elected to the Legislature in 1684, and was 
appointed one of the commissioners for laying out 
highways the same year. His children were born 
in Ireland. William Bates died in 1700, leaving 
a will.* 

The children of William Bates were : 

Jeremiah Bates ; married Mary Spicer. 

Joseph Bates ; married Mercy Clement in 1701. 

William Bates, married. 

Abigail Bates ; married Joshua Frame in 1687. 

Sarah Bates ; married Simeon Ellis in 1692. 

Simeon Ellis died in 1715, disposing of his 
property among his children by will. His per- 
sonal effects amounted to two hundred and fifty- 
three pounds, sterling, by appraisement. The es- 
tate of Simeon Ellis was much above the average 
of that time.* 

Children of Simeon and Sarah (Bates) Ellis : 

Thomas Ellis, married Catharine Collins 172:2. 

♦First Settlers of Newton Township — Clement. 



Joseph Ellis, married 

William Ellis, married Sarah Collins. 

Simeon Ellis, married 

Jonathan Ellis, mar' d Mary Hollingshead 17:57. 

Mary Ellis, married 

Sarah Ellis, married John Kay in 1730. 

Jonathan Ellis was born in Newton township, 
Gloucester (now Camden) County, N. J. ; died 
intestate at Haddon field, N. J., while yet a young 
man, as his widow remarried in 1757. He mar- 
ried Mary Hollingshead at Chester Meeting, Bur- 
lington county, N. J., in 1737. She wasadaugh- 
ter of William Hollingshead, son of John, by his 
wife Elizabeth Adams. William Hollingshead 
married Elizabeth Adams, at John Adams' house 
in Burlington county, N. J., in 1692. j They 
were members of the Society of Friends at Chester 
Meeting, Burlington county, N. J. Elizabeth 
Adams was born in the city of Reading, Berks 
county, England, 1664, and was a daughter of 
John Adams by his wife Elizabeth Fenwick. John 
and Elizabeth (Fenwick) Adams, with their 
three children — Elizabeth, aged 11 years ; Fen- 
wick, aged 9 years, and Mary, aged 4 years — 
came to America with the Fenwick colony in 1675. 
In a memorandum in the hand-writing of Samuel 
Hedge who came to America anno 1675, in the 
ship "Griffin,'' with John Fenwick and his colo- 
nists, and afterward married his daughter, Anna 
Fenwick, says : " The Shipp called the Griffin ar- 
rived Dellaware River in Wch. sd. shipp Came 
those persons hereafter named, being the first 

English shipp was bound to this part of ye prov- 
eum 

ince Imp John Fenwick Esqr of the county 

of Berks late pproietr of Salem Tenth in the pro- 
vince of New West Jersey, deceased, W.th him 3 
daughters, Elizabeth, Anna and presilea alsoe 
John Adams - husband to the sd Elizabeth of 
Bedding in the county of Berks : Weaver, & 3 
childrn Elizabeth Aged 11 years, ffenwick aged 
9 years. & Mary Adams aged 4 years." In 1064 
the Duke of York conveyed to Lord Berkeley and 
Sir George Carteret the province of New Jersey. 
Lord Berkeley's claim was then an undivided half 
subsetpuently known as West New Jersey. In 
1673 John Fenwick and Edward Byllinge, mem- 
bers of the society of Friends, purchased Lord 
Berkeley's claim for £1000.* It was conveyed to 
Fenwick in trust for Byllinge. This tract was 
afterward divided into one hundred parts, called 
tenths. One tenth belonged to John Fenwick. 
" In 1675 Fenwick set sail to visit the new pur- 
chase, and in a ship, from London, called the 
Griffith. Arriving after a good passage he landed 
at a pleasant, rich spot, situate near the Dela- 
*Xew Jersey Historical Collections, Barber & Howe, 
page 18. 



16 



wan-, by tiiiii called Salem. "f Tlie county of 
Salem was therefore named by John Fenwick, 
and distinguished as his tenth. It then included 

within its limits Salem, Cumberland and Cape 
Mav counties, mure than 242,000 acres. '•Jona- 
than Ellis lived in 1 laddonlield, where he bought 
a lot on the wesi side of main street of John dill, 
in 17:;:'>. lie built a house on this lot. and sold 
the property to John Kaighn in 1 T:>< >. 

Children of Jonathan ami Mary ( Hollingshead 
Ellis : 

Rebecca Ellis, married Capt. Thomas Reading. 

Capt. Joseph Ellis, married Mary Hinchman in 
1760. 

Mary Ellis, married William Montgomery. 

Captain Thomas Reading was one of the fore- 
most men in Hunterdon county — prominent in 
both church and state. He was an ardent patriot 
and took an active part during the war of the 
Revolution. February !•. I77(i he was chosen by 
Congress captain of the sixth company, third New 
Jersey regiment, commanded by Colonel Dayton.* 

lie was in the expedition against Canada and 
took a prominent part in the operations before 
Quebec in 177ii. 

"In June 177 s be was appointed one of the 
agents if the state for procuring provisions for the 
use of the army, and other supplies for carrying 
on the war. in which capacity be rendered valu- 
able services. "* He was a justice of the peace 
for Hunterdon County for many years, and also 
one of the judges of the court of common pleas. 
He was a member and trustee of the Old Amwell 
Presbyterian Church; be was one of the founders 
of the Presbyterian Church of Flemington, itsiiist 
elder with power "to conduct divine worship and 
read a sermon when the pastor was absent," and 
one of its first trustees. J J 

Captain Thomas Reading was a man of large 
wealth, having inherited extensive landed in- 
terests in Sussex, Monis and Hunterdon counties 
from his lather. Among the estates was Walnut 

Grove, the homestead of more than four hundred 
acres, which descended by entail to his oldest son, 

Captain Joseph Reading. Captain Thomas Read- 
ing was a true, faithful, conscientious, broad and 
liberal man— pure and above reproach in both his 
public and private life. 

He was of imposing personal appearance, Large, 
well proportioned and courtly in manner. He was 

"Great, in virtues that adorned his life. 

Great, in the annals of his native state, 

Great, in his fearless championship of right; 

In every trust and Mation Great." 

f-Smith'tt Historj oi Newjersey. 
[First Settlers of Newton Township. 
'History of Reading Family, pa ye s2. 
tJllistorvof the Presbvterian Church of Flemington, 
N. J— Dr. Mott page 7. 



Children of Thomas and Rebecca (Ellis) Reading 

Joseph Reading, bom about 1762 

Thomas Reading, born July 21, 17<il 

Mary Reading, born probably in 17<ili 

Ellis Reading, bom probably in L768 

George Reading, 

.James Reading, 

Deborah Reading, born in 1777 

Elizabeth Reading, born Aug. 21, 177- 

Sarah Reading. 

Captain Joseph Reading, son of Captain Thomas, 
was born at "Walnut Grove," the Reading home- 
stead about two miles northeast of Flemington, 
Hunterdon County, N. J. ..about 17o'"-': died at 
sea in 1808; married Martha Hill, of Amwell, 
March 1, 1789. James Hill the emigrant, came 
from Yorkshire, England, probably in 1677, ashe 
was one of the original settlers of Bucks county. 
Pa., and located there in 1681. His son, Joseph 
Hill, an only child, removed to Amwell township 
Hunterdon county, N. J., and died there prior to 
17"2'J, as his widow, Frances Hill, transferred real 
estate to Joseph Reed at that time. 

Children of Joseph and Fiances Hill: 
Jonathan Hill 
Samuel Hill. 

Samuel Hill, (Josepli2, Jamesi, ) was born 1717: 
died 17-~>. He was a fanner living on the north 
side of Neshanic Creek, in Amwell township, 
Hunterdon county. X. .1. Be was a member and 
an elder of the Presbyterian church at Ewing for 
many years. He was one of the founders of the 
First Amwell Presbvterian church, and contribu- 
ted to the fund for building a parsonage for slid 
church in 1753. The subscription paper is>till 
on file and his name is attached. 4 Samuel Hill 
was prominent in church all'aiis, and a man of 
strict integrity. The maiden name of his wife, 
date of marriage, and date of her death have not 
been ascertained. 

Children of Samuel Hill : 

Samuel, Jonathan, Isaac. Richard, William, 
Sarah and Man . 

Samuel Hill 1 Samueb, Josephs, .lames 1 ) died in 
1-.' I. His will is dated May 12, 1820, and was 
probated .Ian. 24, 1824. Married 1 1) Martha Car- 
man, born 1750, daughter of Samuel Carman, bom 
17 1-. by his wife Mary Carman ; | 2 Sarah Trout. 
Samuel Hill lived on a farm which he purchased of 

Thomas Gordon, located about one mile south of 
what is now Flemington, N.J. He was one of 
the founders of the Flemington Presbyterian 

church ill 1792, and one of its first trustees. At a 
inert in- held in Flemington, Jan. !•. 17!»-J, " Jas- 
per Smith, counsellor-at-law, Thomas beading, 

'History of Presbyterian Church Flemington, N. J., 
page m- 



17 



Esq., Captain Arthur Gray and Charles Reading, 
Messrs. Cornelius Polhemus, Samuel Hill and Jo- 
seph Capner" were elected and incorporated as 
"The Trustees of the Flemington English Pres- 
byterian Church in Amwell, iu the county of 
Hunterdon & State of X. J."t 

Children of Samuel & Martha (Carman) Hill : 

Martha Hill, married Joseph Reading, March 
1, 1789. 

Isaac Hill, m. ( 1 | Mary Welch ; (2) Margaret 
Yard. 

Jonathan Hill. 

Captain Joseph Reading resided at Reading 
Mills, later known as Mettler's, and now (1900) 
Stover's Mills. He was a member of the old 
Amwell First Presbyterian church ; signed a pa- 
per circulated, hearing date June 23, 1791, sta- 
ting " why it was desired to form a Presbyterian 
Church in Flemington, and agreeing to enter into 
such an organization ;"} and was one of the found- 
ers of that church. He was a sea captain, died at 
sea, was brought to Xew York city, and buried 
in a vault. 

Children of Captain Joseph _& Martha (Hill) 
Reading : 

Anna Reading, born Nov. 22, 1789. 

Thomas W. Reading, born Feb. 19, 1792. 

Francis Reading, born Dec. 17, 1798. 

Francis Reading was born at Reading Mills, 
Hunterdon county, X. J., Dec. 17, 17!)^ : died at 
Qnakertown, X. J., March 13, 1863 ; married 
Anne Bowne. Dec. 17, 1818. 

Children of Francis & Anne ( Bowne) Reading : 

Anne Reading, bom Oct. 14, 1819; died same 
year. 

Joseph Reading, born Nov. l(i, 1820 ; died Dec. 
15, 1833. 

Amanda Reading, born April 11, 1822; died 
April 7, 1893. 

William Reading, born April 4, 1824 ; died 
Feb. 26, 1881. 

Martha Reading, born Feb. 13, 1826 ; died 1867. 

Oscar F. Reading, born Feb. 13, 1828. 

Anne Reading, born March 30, 1830 : died Sept. 
15, 1845. 

Henry S. Reading, born May 12, 1834 ; died 
Feb. 26, 1888. 

John B. Reading, bom April 4. 1836. 

Gideon E. Reading, born March 4. 1838. 

Miller K. Reading, born Jan. 7, 1840. 

Charles H. Bowne, ( William 5 , James 4 , John 3 , 
James?, Williami, ) was born in Hunterdon county, 
X. J., April 29, 1800 ; married Sarah Ann Apgar, 
born in Hunterdon county. X. J., in 1798, died at 
Castle Valley, Bucks county. Pa., June 12, 1860. 

flbid page 22. 

tlbid page 20. 



She wasa daughter of Herbert(2)Apgar, born 1769, 
by his wife Mary Crammer. He was a son of Her- 
bert! 1 I by his wife Ann Fick. Herbert(l ) was a 
son of "Mohan Adam Apgar (or Fbgert) who came 
from the borders of Lombardy, in Italy, to Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Sept. 13, 1749, at which tiineJohan 
Adam Ebgert's name was signed by the clerk to 
the oath of allegiance." He settled in Tewkes- 
bury township, Hunterdon county, X. J. 

Children of Charles H. & Sarah Ann (Apgar) 
Bowne : 

Joseph Bowne. born May 7, 1833. 

Charles M. Bowne, born Jan. 15, 1835. 

Catharine Bowne, born May 17, 1838. 

Monroe W. Bowne, born May 15, 1840. 

Mary Bowne, born May 13, 1842. 

Catharine Bowne, (William?, James4, John 3 , 
Jamesz, William 1 , ) was born in Hunterdon coun- 
ty, N. J., in 1802; married Charles Lock about 
1843. He was a mason by trade, and lived in 
Philadelphia. 

Children of Charles & Catharine ( Bowne) Lock: 

Charles Lock, Jr., born 1845. 

Josephine Lock, born 1850. 

Obadiah Bowne, (John 2 , Williami,) was born 
at Holmdel, Monmouth county, X. J., July 18, 
1666; died at Westfield, Monmouth county, N. J., 
1726; married (1) his cousin, Elizabeth Bowne, 
daughter of Gov. Andrew Bowne. (2) Elizabeth 
Longfield. 

Children of Obadiah and Elizabeth (Bowne) 
Bowne : 

John Bowne, 
Ann Bowne, 
Lydia Bowne. 

Children of Obadiah and Elizabeth (Longfield) 
Bowne: 

Mary Bowne, born May 22, 1712. 
Obadiah Bowne, 
Thomas Bowne, 
Cornelius Bowne. 

The last named children were all minors at the 
time of their father's death in 1726. 

John Bowne, (ObadialH, Obadiah;,, Johii2, Wil- 
liami,) was born atWesth'eld, Monmouth county, 
X. J.; died 1775; married Mary Lippet. He was 
a prominent man in Monmouth during his time, 
and was judge of the county court as early as 
1741. His will was probated 1775. t 

Children of John and Mary (Lippet) Bowne: 
Andrew Bowne, died without issue 1782. 
Lydia Bowne. married James Grover, Jr. 

Catharine Bowne, married Crawford 

and had children: 
John Crawford, 
William Crawford, 
Esther Crawford. 
*Early Germans in New Jersey — Chambers. 
tNew Jersey wills. 



18 



Obadiah Bowne, (0badiah3, John 2 , William i, 
was born at Westfield, Monmouth comity, X. J., 
(lied April 29, 1764; married Anna Reid Dec. 12, 
1749;1 She was born Feb. 18, 1724, daughter of 
Col. John Reid, by his wife Mary Sands. He was 
born at Amboy, X. J., July 27, 1686; died June 
1, 1777: married Dec. 17. 1721. Col. John Reid 
was a son of John Reid, born at Niddry Castle, 
Scotland, Feb. 13, 1656; died Nov. Hi, 1723; mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of Henry Miller, Nov. 
29, 1678. She was horn in 1644; died May 1. 
1728, aged s l years. John Reid emigrated from 
Scotland, with his wife and three children and 
came to New Jersey Dee. it. 1683. Upon his ar- 
rival he became deputy surveyor to the province, 
and an engraved map drawn by him, of lands on 
the Raritan river, and in other localities, is in the 
library Of the N. J. Historical Society. In 1686 
he received a grant of two hundred acres of land 
in Monmouth county, from the Proprietors which 
he called " Hortensia" and to which he removed 
Nov. 26, 1687. 

The same year he was one of the commissioners 
to settle the boundary between East and West 
Jersey; he was a member of the Council of East 
Jersey in 1696. He was several years a member 
of the East Jersey assembly after the union of the 
two provinces, and of subsequent ones: lie was ap- 
pointed surveyor-general in no:'.; from 1709 until 
171 I he was one of the land commissioners; and 
in 1711 he was president judge of the court of 
quarter sessions of .Monmouth county. He was 
the author of " Observations on the Laws of New 
Jersej . " 
Children of Obadiah and Anna I Reid i Bowne: % 

John How tie, born Feb. !», 1751. 

Mary Bowne, horn July 17. 17.">:i: died Jan. 
1(1, 17r.fi. 

Obadiah Bowne, horn Nov. 26, 1754. 

Andrew I'.owne. horn Aug. 8, 17.".(i. 

Son. horn April 1. 1758; died Apr. 2, 17">-v 

Philip Bowne, horn May 21, 1759. 

Freihiic Bowne, horn Sept. 11. 1760. 

Anna I'.ow ne. horn. Jan. 28, 17li:!. 

Catharine Bowne, horn Feb. 18, 1764. 
Thomas Bowne, (Obadiah3, John-'. William,') 
was born at Westfield, Monmouth county. N. J.; 
married Helen Reid Dec. 26, 1717.1 She was a 
daughter of Col. John Reid by his wife Mary 
Sands, horn March \!!l, 1728; died Dec 2, 1807. 
Thomas I'.ow lie died prior to Sept. 11, 1771, as 

hi- widow married (2) Benjamin Garrison at that 

time. 

fNew jersey Marriage Licenses :<t Treuton. 

•The Reading and other Families by Co! Leach, ; 
54; Supplement to Bartow Genealogy by Rev. Evelyn 
i'i. rponi Barton 

* Bartow Genealogy, page 248. 



Children of Thomas and Helen I Reid I Bowne : 
John Bowne, horn Nov. 17. 17 1^. 
Obadiah Bowne, born Dee. 21, 1751. 

Lewis Bowne, horn Dee. 111. 17.")."). 

Andrew Bowne, ( James 2 , Williamt,) was born 
in Middletowu, Monmouth county. X. J.: died 
about 1710: married Anna Seabrook. Andrew 
Bowne died prior to 1712, as his widow married 
Rev. John Bray that year, by whom she had 
two sons. Dallied and Andrew Bray. 

Children of Andrew and Anna (Seabrook) 
Bow ne: 

Nehemiah Bowne, born July 6, 1708. 

Peter Bowne, born 1710. 

Nehemiah Bowne died in I7:'.(i. leaving a will 
probated the same year. He mentions wife 
Deborah; brothers Peter Bowne, Daniel Bray and 
Andrew Pray. He also speaks of his " dutiful 
daughter Mary Fisher." who was very probablya 
Stepdaughter, as it is not likely that he had an 
own daughter, grown and married, lie being only 
twenty-eight years old at the time of bis death. 

Peter Bowne, (Andrew3, James-'. Williami,) 
was horn in Monmouth county. X. J., 1710: died 
in Lower Freehold, Monmouth county. X. J.. 
177:!; married Deliverance Holmes. The will of 
Peter Bowne of Lower Freehold was proved Sep- 
tember 7, 177:;. Executors, Joseph Bowne, (son) 

& John Yandex ere. 

Children of Peter and Deliverance (Holmes) 
I'.ow ue: 

Joseph Bowne, married Hannah Anderson. 
David I'.ow ne married Mary Nicols in 1 T — I 

and had children : 
John, Deliverance, Peter, Anna. Sarah. Wil- 
liam. Hilda, Eleanor and Jonathan. 

Jonathan Bowne married (1) Van 

Brackle; (2) Hannah Pittenger, 1786, and had 
children : — John, William, and Mary. 

Joseph I'.ow ne. i Petert, Andrew % James... Wil- 
liam 1 ,) was horn in Lower Freehold, Monmouth 
county, X. J., May 17. 17:i.">: died in 1812; mar- 
ried Hannah Anderson July 1- 1763. She was 

horn in 17:'.it: died l-.'::. in a deed dated 1799, 

he is called "Joseph I'.ow ne of Freehold," and 
sells land on the Metetecunk River. The deed is 
signed h\ Joseph and Hannah I'.owne. and is wit- 
nessed by James I'.owne. Joseph I'.owne was a 

soldier in the army of the American Revolution, 
and on his farm. June 28, 1778, was fought the 
battle of Monmouth, one of the most sanguinary 
battles of the Revolutionary war. It is not possi- 
ble to describe what must have been the mental 
anguish of Joseph I'.ow neon that memorable morn- 
ing as he went into battle facing the flower of the 
British army — the British and Hessian Grenadiers. 
*New Jersey Marriage Licenses at Treuton. 



19 



He had not only to witness the desolation of liis 
home, but he did not know, he could not have 
known, tin' fate of his own family, the wife and 
seven small children, one an infant in its mother's 
arms, driven from their home into the woods and 
swamps to suffer hanger and thirst, and danger of 
capture by a cruel and relentless foe. After two 
days they returned to find their home in ruins. 
The depredations and devastations of the British 
army, in some parts of Freehold, exceeded any 
others they made in their route through the state. 
In the neighborhood just above Freehold they 
burnt and destroyed eight dwelling houses, all on 
adjoining farms, hesides hams and other outbuild- 
ings. Below the town they burnt four more 
houses. t After the battle of Monmouth had been 
fought, and the British army had retreated from 
the Held of battle, Joseph Bowne knew his home 
was in ruins. 

Joseph Bowne is buried at Tennent, near Free- 
hold, Monmouth county, N. J. 

Children of Joseph and Hannah (Anderson) 
Bowne: 

Hannah Bowne. born March 31, 1764. 
Obadiah Bowne, born Aug. 19, 1765. 
John Bowne. M. D., horn Sept. 2, 17(57. 
Anna Bowne, born March 23, 1770. 
Peter Bowne, born June 27, 1772. 
James Bowne, horn Sept. 20, 177."). 
David Bowne, born Oct. 1, 1777. 
Catharine Bowne, born June 12. 1779. 
Lydia Bowne, born Feb. 28, 1781. 
John Bowne, M. I)., (Josephs, Peter4, Andrew 3, 
James 2 . William*, I was born at Freehold, Mon- 
mouth county. N. J.. September 2, 1767; died at 
Bowne Station, Hunterdon county, N. J., Nov. 4, 
1857; married Ann Corle, June 14, 1794. She 
was horn March 5, 1770; died Feb. 18, 1856, and 
was a daughter of Samuel Corle by his wife Catha- 
rine I)e Ueimer, daughter of Abraham DeEeimer. 
Dr. Bow ue was born on the farm on which was 
fought the Battle of Monmouth, during the Revo- 
lutionary war. There his childhood, youth, and 
early manhood was spent. He was licensed to 
practice medicine and surgery Aug. 3, 1791, and 
settled in Prallville, Hunterdon county. N. J., in 
the autumn of the same year. He rode on horse- 
hack from Monmouth and carried with him his 
clothing, medicine and equipments. At the 
time of his marriage. Dr. Bowne located at 
what is now Bowne station, on the Flemington 
R. R., on a farm inherited by his wife from her 
grandfather, Abraham De Reimer, a wealthy 
French Savant. Here he lived until his death, 
having an extensive and successful practice. He 
was considered a careful and prudent physician 
-rHistorical Collections of New Jeisey, p. 344: 



and surgeon, and remarkable for his energy and 
perseverance. In J.818 he was elected a member 
of the Cliosophic Society of Princeton College. In 
1850 he received the degree of M. D. from the 
.Medical Society of New Jersey. Dr. Bowne was 
fifty years a ruling elder in the Second Amwell 
Presbyterian Church. 

Children of Dr. John and Ann (Corle) Bowne: 
Cornelia Bowne, born May 3, 1795; died May 

16, 1802. 
Joseph Gardiner Bowne, born March 28, 1804. 
Hon. Joseph Gardiner Bowne, ( Dr. John6, 
Josephs, Peter4, Andrew;,, James 2 , William 1 , was 
born at what is now Bowne Station, Hunterdon 
county, N. J., March 28, 1804;died Jan. 12. 1888. 
married (1) Mary S. Barber Jan. 20, 1830; (2) 
Sarah Kirkpatrick Feb. 11. 1846. 

He was highly respected for his integrity, high 
religious standing, and unsullied reputation as a 
man. He was State Senator in 1868—70. 

Children of Joseph G. and Mary S. (Barber) 
Bowne: 

John Milton Bowne, born Sept. 18, 1831. 
Cornelia Bowne, born Aug. 20, 1833. 
John Milton Bowne, (Hon. Joseph Gardiner,7 
Dr. John 6 , Joseph 5 , Peter4, Andrew3, James 2 , 
William 1 , ) was born in Hunterdon county, N. J., 
Sept. IS, 1831 ; died Aug. 31, 1863 ; married Ann 
Mary Fisher Dec. 28, 1852. She was born June 
1, 1833; and died in Newark, N. J., June 14, 
1901. She was a daughter of John C. Fisher, by 
his wife, Cornelia Maria Skillman. 

Children of John Milton and Ann Mary ( Fish- 
er) Bowne: 

James O. Bowne, born Feb. 28, 1855; married 
Addie M. Throp, Jan. 16, 1879. 

Joseph Holmes Bowne, born Sept. 25, 1856; 
married Ida S. Holcombe, April 2:2, 1880. 

Mary B. Bowne, born Oct. 18, 1658; died Sept. 
19: 1863. 

John Addison Bowne, born Sept. 15, 1863; 
married Caroline C. Middlebrook May 13, 1885. 
Caroline Crane Middlehrook was horn May 23, 
1862; her father was Stephen Allen Middlebrook, 
who was a grandson of Stephen Allen, at one 
time Mayor of New York City; her mother's 
maiden name was Sarah Jane Hayes. John Ad- 
dison Bowne is a member of the Martin & Bowne 
Co., New York City. 

Children of J. Addison and Caroline C. (Mid- 
dlebrook) Bowne: 

Ethel Middlebrook Bowne, born Nov. 3, 1886. 
Adele Bowne, Dec. 4, 1896; died July 28, 1897. 
Evelyn Bowne. born Sept. 29, 1*99. 
Cornelia M. Bowne. born Sept. 15, 1863; mar- 
ried Theodore P. Huffman, April 8, 1886. 



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OFFICIAL MARRIAGE LIST, OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE, TRENTON, N, J 

Co., married Mary Barcalow, Monmouth Co 



Bowne, Andrew, Monmouth 
Bowne, Henry, Hunterdon 
Bowne, .lames, Monmouth 
Bow in-, John, Monmouth 

Low in-, John, Monmouth 
Bow in-. Joseph, Monmouth 
Bow ne, Joseph, Monmouth 
Bowne, < >badiah, Monmouth 
Bowne, < >badiah, Monmouth 
Bowne, Philip, Burlington 
Bowne, Philip. Burlington 
Bowne, Safety, Monmouth 
Bow in-, Samnel, Monmouth 
Bowne, Samuel, Monmouth 
Bowne, Samuel, Monmouth 
Bowne, Thomas. Monmouth 
Bowne, William, Monmouth 
Bowne, William. New York, 



Co., married Charity rloff, 

Co., married Elizabeth O. Hartshorn, 

Co., married Catherine Bishberry, 

Co., married Prances Bowman, 

( 'i>. , married Sarah Schenck, 

Co.. married Hannah Anderson, 

Co., married Anna Reid, 

Co., married Susanna De Bowe, 

Co., married .Mary Taylor, Burlington Co., 

Co., married Sarah Wilson, 

Co., married Phebe Moxden, Monmouth Co., 

Co., married Mary Layton, Monmouth Co., 

Co., married Patience Conover, Monmouth Co., 

Co., married Marg't De Bowe, Monmouth Co. 

Co., married Helen Reid, Monmouth Co.. 

Co., married Phebe Davis, Monmouth Co., 

married Sarah Newbold, 



October 11, 17(>r>. 
Jane 30, 1784. 
Angus! IT. 17 13. 
May -.'7. 1752. 
December 26, 1692. 
June 13. 1757. 
July 1". 1763. 
December 12, 17 lit. 
April 3, 1770. 
March 11, 1765. 
January 10, 1778. 
April 22, 1743. 
November 28. 17.">1. 
September , 175 I. 
April 16, 1763. 
December '-'<>. 1747. 
July 28, 1755. 
May 11, 1791. 





OFFICIA1 


MARRI 


Bowne, 


Elizabeth, 


married 


Bowne, 


Elizabeth, 


married 


Bowne, 


Gersham, 


married 


Bowne, 


Gersham ; 


married 


Bowne, 


Hannah, 


married 


Bowne, 


Joseph, 


married 


Bowne, 


Matilda, 


married 


Bowne, 


( >badiah, 


married 


Bowne, 


Phebe. 


married 


Bowne, 


Samuel. 


married 


Bowne, 


Sarah, 


married 


Bowne, 


Thomas, 


married 



AGE LIST. PREVIOUS TO 1784, STATE OF NEW YOl.'K. 



Edward Antill, 
John llaward. 
Elizabeth Gildersleave, 
Amity I'lirnian, 
Townsend Willetts, 
Sarah Mitchell, 
Peter Hunt. 
Elizabeth Van Dyck, 
Lyonel Baker, 
Mary S tucker, 
.lacaiiiiah Mitchell, 
Elizabeth Carpenter, 



September 10, 1686. 
August 24, 17,">7. 
December 2, 177:L 
February 1. 17(>:">. 
February 24, 1783. 
February 2, 1762. 
November 18, 1772. 

1780. 

1760. 

1778. 

1758. 

1777. 



BOWNE WILLS IN NEW JERSEY. 



Will of Obadiah Bowne." Monmouth county, 
made 1725. 

Sons. John. Cornelius, Obadiah and Thomas. 
Mentions three daughters Ann, Lydia and Mary. 
The sons receive a tract of land called Westlield, 
Monmouth county, "whereon I now live"' also 
land and meadow at ( 'liiii(|iieioias, "which was 
"ranted and conveyed to me by my brother John 
Bowne deceased, h\ deed dated January 13th, 

L715,". Also land conveyed by patent to John, 

from Proprietors 17(1(1 July 16th.) 

The three sons Cornelius, Thomas and Obadiah 
were minors when the father died. Mary was 
also a minor, from wording of the will. 

Executors, (Son) John Lou nc, < lariat t Schenck 
and Daniel Hendi ickson. 

Witnesses, James Paul. Lawrence Thomasse 
and Lawrence Smith. 

*Sou of Captain John Bowne, 1st. Died 1826. 



Codicil, April 26th, 17-2(i. 
Witnesses. Luke Collingwood, James Paul, 
Wm. Brown. 

Recorded at Perth Amboy, N". J. 



Will of James Bowne, Middletown, Monmouth 
County, recorded 17.">(). 

Eldest daughter Rachel, 2nd. daughter Sarah, 
3rd. daughter Anna, Ith. daughter Leah, only 
son Philip, then daughters mentioned. Iluhla, 
Edith and Margaret. James above, had a brother 
obadiah. to whom he gave property at Barnegat. 

His father was James Lowne. 

Executors, ibis friend) Janus Molt, Larzillia 
Newbold. (calls him his brother.' and executrix. 

daughter Rachel Low ne. 

Witnesses. Thomas Cooper. Matthias John- 
son. Patrick l'o.v and Samuel Bowne, Jr. 



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Samuel Bownedied intestate, letters of adminis- 
tration to his wife Esther Bowne, dated March 
8th. 1756. 

Will of Obadiah Bowne, Middletown, 1761. 
His wife was Catharine, daughter Mary Ann, 
and daughter Mary. Rons James. Gershom, Philip, 
daughter Matilda. Ann. Son Samuel, Ohadiah. 

Executors, John Van Braekle, and son Oha- 
diah Bowne. 

Witnesses. Edward Andrews. Win. Browne, 
Andrew l'.iannan. 

Will of ohadiah Bowne, Middletown. recorded 
1774. 

Mentions wife* Susannah, daughter Kachael, 
son James. 

Executors, his wife Susannah, Esek Harts- 
horn, Jonathan Herbert. 

Witnesses. Thomas Hartshorn, Cornelay 
Johnson. Robert Hartshorn. (The tsvo Harts- 
horns who were Quakers, affirmed |. 

Will of John Bowne, f Middletown, recorded 
177."). 

Wife mentioned, no name, only son Andrew. 
Daughters, Lydia, J and Catharine. Had brothers 
( Jbadiah, Thomas. 

Executors, (Son) Andrew Bowne, son-in-law, 
James Grover. Mentions his Uncle Capt. John 
Bowne. 

Gershom Bowne. Letters of administration to 
Samuel Forman on the estate of Gershom Bowne 
deceased, issued April 26th. 1773. From word- 
ing, might he unmarried and quite young. 

Will of Peter Bowne of Lower Freehold, re- 
corded July 1774. 

Wife mentioned several times Trat no name. 
Eldest son, Joseph, other sons, Jonathan and 
David, daughter Lydia. 

Executors, (Son) Joseph Bowne. John Van- 
devere. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Scudder, Garret Wi- 
koff. John Pittenger. 

Will of Andrew Bowne. recorded 1782-85. 

Leaves estate to his mother, ( Mt. Pleasant, 
Middletown |. Mentions John Crawford and Wil- 
liam Crawford, "sons of my sister Catharine 
Crawford." Mentions Catharine Crawford's 
daughter, Esther Crawford. 

Executors, Wm. Crawford, Robt. Hartshorn, 
Jerriet Wall. 

• Married Susannah De Bowe, April 3, 1770' 

t Judge. Mouraouth Co.. 1741. Married Mary I.ippet. 

i Married James Grover. Jr.. 1752. 



Witnesses, Wm. Hendrickson, Safety Bowne, 
Richard Crawford. 



Will of James Bowne, Monmouth county, N. J., 
(Middletown) May 27th, 1807. 

"To Samuel & Joseph Bowne, sons of Joseph 
Bowne, " etc., etc. To two neices Anna & Catha- 
rine Winter, daughter of Andrew & Kachael Win- 
ter. To two nephews Andrew & Ohadiah Winter, 
and their brother James Winter. Piece of wood- 
land to last named was boughtof John Stout. 

Witnesses, John Stillwell, John De Bowe, 
Patience Tilton. 

Recorded at Freehold, N. J., July 24th, 1807. 

Executors, Joseph Bowne & Andrew Winter. 



Will of John Bowne, of South Amhoy, Middle- 
sex county, 1805. 

Administrator, James Morgan. June 12th, 1805. 

Will of Jonathan Bowne, Middletown, Mon- 
mouth county. To his wife Deborah Bowne, to 
daughter Ursila Bowne, to son Richard Bowne, 
last named executor, etc., etc. 

Witnesses, Joseph Bowne, John De Bowe, 
Thomas Walling. 



Will of Capt. John Bowne,* 2nd, made 1714. 

Mentions "Sister, Sarah Salter" also to Ger- 
shom Mott for use of their children, etc. To 
Joseph Dennis a sum of money. To Jeremiah 
White a sum of money. To Thomas Salter and 
John Salter, Hannah Lincoln and to Wm. Harts- 
horn's three eldest children a sum of money. 
Balance between his Brother Obadiah Bowne and 
brother (-in-law), Richard Salter. 

Wituess, James Paul, Joseph Dennis, Mar- 
garet Commen. 



Will of Nehiniiab Bowne, f probated 1736. 

Mentions wife' Deborah, brother-in-law, Daniel 
Bray & Andrew Braw, Brother, Peter Bowne, 
and speaks of his daughter, Mary Fisher. 



NOTE : Owing to imperfect copy, there may be 
errors in the above abstracts. 



Deborah Bowne, (Capt. John?, Williamr, ) was 
born at Holmdel, Monmouth County, N. J., Jan. 
20, 1068 ; married Gershom Mott. l<>-<4. Gershom 
Mott was High Sheriff of Monmouth County, 
N. J., 1697-* ; member of the Provincial Assem- 
bly 1708, 17U9 and 1710. 

In 1697, land was deeded to him by Obadiah 

Bowne, and in 1710 by Capt. John Bowne 2nd. 

* Died 1716. no issue. 

f Son of Andrew, died 1736. 



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In 1711. ( 'apt. John Bowne's will mentions "Ger- 
shom Mott, for use of children," etc. 
Children of Gershom and Deborah (Bowne) 

Molt : 

John Mott. 

James Mott. 

Lincoln. — Hannah Lincoln is named in the will, 
dated Sept. 14. 1714, of Capt. John Bowne 2nd. 
Mordecai Lincoln is named in a letter dated April 
25th, 1716, from John Salter to Obadiah Bowne : 
he speaks of "my brother Lincoln and mj brothers 
Thomas and Mordecay." This letter is preservi d 
by James G. Crawford, living near Freehold. 
Abraham Lincoln, blacksmith, of Monmouth. 

conveyed to Thomas Williams, 1?:;?. 210 acres of 
land near ( Yossw ick, count v aforesaid. The consid- 
eration money for hoth tracts containing 41o acres 
was £.")!)(), and furthermore, every year thereafter, 
forever, upon the feast of St. Michael the Arch- 
angel, the sum of one penny, good and lawful 
money. The sale of this land was preparatory to 
his removal to Pennsylvania. The will of Abra- 
ham Lincoln was dated at Springfield, Chester 
county. Pa.. April 15th, 1745. Mordecai Lincoln 
married Hannah, daughter of Richard and Sarah 
Bowne Salter previous to 171-4, as in that year 
Hannah Lincoln is mentioned in a will of Capt. 
John Bowne, :2nd. The settlement of this estate 
involved a tedious lawsuit which is noted in Hook 
No. 1, Minutes of Court, Freehold. Mordecai 
Lincoln's will was admitted to probate at Phila- 
delphia, June 7, 17:i(i. The plantation of Mor- 
decai contained 10(10 acres situated in Exter, now 
Berks county, Pa. George Boone, named as a 
trustee in the will, was grandfather of the cele- 
brated Daniel Boone. Abraham Lincoln, the 
posthumous son. married Ann Booue, cousin of 
Daniel Boone, the celebrated Kentucky pioneer. 

About 1782, Abraham and his brother Thomas 
removed with their families to Beargrass Fort. 
Kentucky, near where Louisville now stands, and 
Abraham's daughters Mary and Nancy were horn 
in the fort. In the spring of 1784, Abraham was 
planting seed near the fort when an Indian stole 
np and shot him dead. Thomas, President Lin- 
coln's father, then a boy six years old. was with 
his father in the field, and on hearing the report 
of the gun Started for the fort. The Indian pur- 
sued and captured him and started to run with 
him in his arms, when Mordecai. hisoldci brother, 
shot the Indian from the fort and killed him. 
The Indian fell face foremost upon the hoy who 

struggled from ander the savage and ran back to 
the fort. Thomas Lincoln, who was the Presi- 
dent's father, married Nancy Hanks at or near 
Springfield, Washington counts, Ky.. Sept. 2'.\. 
L806. The ancestor of Mordecai and Abraham 



Lincoln of Monmouth was Samuel Lincoln, a na- 
tive of Hingham, Norfolk county. England, who 
came to this country in 1637, and settled at Hing- 
ham, Mass. :; 

Child of Thomas and Ann Hanks Lincoln : 

Abraham Lincoln. Lorn Feb. 1'-'. 1809. 

William Bowne. (James 2 , William*, )was born 
at Portland Point. Monmouth county. N. J. ; 
died !7oii; married Rebecca Grover, 1704. His only 
child Hannah Bowne, (a posthumous child, i died 
unmarried before 1 T"J*< >. William Bowne served 
on the grand jury of Monmouth in 1696. In 1720 
his brother "James Bowne of Middletown, yeo 
man," speaks of William Bowne, and his (Wil- 
liam's) wife Rebecca as being "now deceased." 

James Bowne, (James 2 , Williami,) was horn 
at Portland Point, Monmouth county, N. J., 1666. 
He was administrator of his father's estate in 1695. 
He served on the grand jury of Monmouth county. 
N. J., in l(i!)(i ; and again in 1698. "James 
Bowne of Middletown. yeoman," was living in 
1720. 

James Bowne married and had two sons, hut 
we have no record of his marriage, to whom, nor 
date of his death. Children of Janus Low tie. son 
of James Bowne by his wife Mary stout : 

.Tames Bow tie, died 1750. 

< Ibadiab Bowne, died 1761 . 

James Bowne. son of John and Elizabeth Low ne, 
mariied Elizabeth O. Hartshorn e Aug. 17. 1743. 
She was a daughter of William and Elizabeth 
Hartshorne. William Hartshorne, horn Feb. 29, 
1678, died Feb. 29, 1717. was a son of Richard 
Hartshorne, the emigrant, by his wife Margaret 
Hartshorne. Richard Hartshorne. the founder of 
tin- family in New Jersey, was horn in Heatherne, 
Leicestershire. England : died in Middletown, 
N. J., May 1722. 

He is said to have been twenty-eight years old 

at the time of his emigration. 

"Richard Hartshorne. an English Friend or 
Quaker, emigrated to this country in May, 1666, 

and settled about that time Oil the Na\ i>ink i i\ er. 
This was anion- the first, if not the fust perma- 
nent settlement made in Middletown. His place, 
called Portland Point, now remains in the posses- 
sion of his descendants. " | 

"The celebrated Geo. Fox visited him in the 
spring of 1672 on his waj to Friends' Meeting at 
Oyster Lav. L. I. In the latter part of June of 
the same sear. Fox again visited him."j Rich- 
ard Hartshorne was elected Town Clerk of Mid- 
dletown, N. J.. June 29, 1675, and served as such 
till Jan. 1. 1 C77. He was named for lli<;h 

♦Salters Hist. c,i Monmouth Co., page XXXVIII. 
t.Niw Jefsej Hist, Coll. pace 
{Salter's Hist ufMon. Co page XXXIII. 
"Tiivni Boole ol old Middletown, p;ij;e 6o. 



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Sheriff of Monmouth in 1683, but declined the 
office. f He was chosen a member of the Provincial 
Assembly, Kisi ; 1682 ; in 1686 be was a member 
and Speaker of the Assembly. Be was a member 
again in Ki!>.">, 1696, 1697, 1703 and 1704. He was 
a member of the Council, 1684, 1695, 1698, and 
1699. He -was one of his "Majesty's Justices" 
as early as 1679. 

lie held other positions of honor and trust. In 
1676, Richard Hartshorne had land in right of 
servants, 90 acres each 270 acres; right of Wil- 
liam Goulding and wife 240 acres : rightof Robert 
Jones and wife 240 acres : Total 750 acres. He 
also owned a large tract of more than fifteen hun- 
dred acres at the Highlands, which also included 
Randy Hook. He owned town lot number twen- 
ty-five in Middletown, which he bought of Wil- 
liam Goulding. "In the year 1703, Richard 
Hartshorne made a deed of gift of Highlands es- 
tate, including Sandy Hook, to his son William. 
After this transaction he resided in the house now 
standing adjoining the Baptist parsonage. This 
house is probably the oldest in the county. He 
lived in this house until his death, in 1722, and was 
buried in the burial grounds adjoining the house."* 

Children of Richard and Margaret Hartshorne : 

William Hartshorne married Elizabeth . 

Hugh Hartshorne married Cattorn (Catharine) 
Margaret Hartshorne. 

Children of William and Elizabeth Hartshorne: 

Esekiel Hartshorne. • 

Robert Hartshorne. 

Elizabeth O. Hartshorne. 

Janus Bowne, ( James3, James 2 , Willianii,) 
was horn at Middletown, Monmouth county, N. 
J. : died in 1750, leaving a will probated thesame 
year. He names seven daughters and one son, 
Philip. He married a Miss Newbold, sister to 
Barzillai Newbold, whom he calls brother in his 
\\ ill recorded in 1750. She was probably a daugh- 
ter of Michel New hold, commissioned justice of 
the peace for Burlington county in 1701, was a 
son of Michel Newbold, who, in an affidavit of 
March 17, 1682, describes himself as "of Sheffield. 
Park <iate in the county of York (England) yeo- 
man, aged 58 years or thereabouts." James • 
Bowne speaks of his brother Obadiah, to whom he 
gave property at Barnegat. 

Children of James and (Margaret Newbold) 
Bowne : 

Rachel Bowne, married John Wall 1751. 

Sarah Bowne. 

Anna Bowne, married John Wall 1753. 

Leah Bowne. 

Philip How ne. married Mary Taylor Mar. 11, 

17<;.-). 

♦Salter's Hist, of Mou. Co. page XXXIV. 



II u Ida Bowne. 

Edith Bowne. 

Margaret Bowne. 

Rachel Bowne was born in Middletown, N. J., 
prior to 1730, as she was executrix of her father's 
will in 1750. She married John Wall of Middle- 
town, N. J., 17")1 ; died prior to 1753, as John 
Wall married (2) her sister Anna Bowne that 
year. 

Philip Bowne, (Janies4, Janies3, James 2 , Wil- 
liam 1 ,) was born in Middletown, N. J. He re- 
moved to Burlington county, N. J., settled at 
Bustleton and purchased fifty acres of land prior to 
the Revolutionary war. He was a blacksmith, 
and was succeeded as such by his son Thomas, in 
'1808.* 

Philip Bowne married Mary Taylor of Burling- 
ton county, N. J., March 11, 1765. 

Children of Philip and Mary (Taylor) Bowne : 

Philip Bowne, married Sarah Wilson Jan. 10, 
1798. 

Thomas Bowne, married & lived near Burling- 
ton, N. J. 

Obadiah Bowne, (James3, James 2 , William 1 ,) 
was born at Middletown, N. J. ; died 1761, leav- 
ing a will probated the same year. He mentions 
his wife Catharine, five sons and four daughters. 
He is mentioned in the will of his brother James, 
probated in 1750, and receives property at Barne- 
gat, 

Children of Obadiah and Catharine Bowne : 

Mary Ann Bowne, married Gershom Ballman 
1761. f 

Mary Bowne. 

James Bowne. 

Gershom Bowne. 

Philip Bowne. 

Matilda Bowne, married Peter Hunt Hov. IS, 
1772.** 

Ann Bowne. 

Samuel Bowne. 

( >badiah Bowne. 

Gershom Bowne, son of Obadiah Bowne by his 
wife Catharine, died unmarried in 1773. Letters 
of administration on the estate of Gershom Bowne 
were granted Samuel Forman April 2(J, 1773. J 

Samuel Bowne, (Obadiah4, James3, James2, 

William 1 , ) was born at Middletown, Monmouth 

county. N. J., married (l)Ursula Allen; (2) 

Margaret De Bowe April 16, 1763. April 1, 

17~0. a party of Tories made a raid in Monmouth 

county, and among others, took "Mr. Bowne 

prisoner at Middletown, who, but three days be- 

*\Voodward's Hist, of Burl. & Mercer Cos. page 328. 
tMai riage Licenses. Sec'y of State's office, Trenton, N. J 
**New York Marriage List, previous to 1784, Secy of 
State, i860. 

tNew Jersey wills. 



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fore had been exchanged, and had just got 
home."*** Febrnarj 3, L782, about forty Refu- 
gees under Lieut. Steelman took several prisoners 
among them "Samuel Bowneandson. : 't Samuel 

Bowne was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. j 
Child of Samuel and Ursula (Allen) Bowne : 
Jonathan Bowne. 
Child of Samuel and Margaret [De Bowe] 

I'.ow ne : 

Joseph Bowne, born 17o.">. 

Jonathan Bowne, [Samuels, 0badiah4, James3, 
James 2 , William',] was born at Middletown, N. 
J., prior to 17(1:! ; died in 1809; married Deborah 
Carman, lie left a will probated 1809§, in which 
he mentions wife Deborah Bowne, daughter Ur- 
Bula Bowne, and son Richard Bowne, last named 1 

was executor of his father's will. 

Children of Jonathan & Deborah [Carman] 
Bowne : 

Ursula Bowne. 

Richard Bowne. 

Joseph Bowne. [Samuels, Obadiah4, Jatues3, 
lames 2 . William 1 ,] was born at .Middletown, 
\.J.. lTi;.") ; married Ann. daughter of William 
Applegate by his wife Elizabeth Ogborne. 

Joseph Bowne, son of Samuel, was taxed in 
Middletown township in 17!>4 and 17!)7. He 
witnessed Jonathan Bowne's will in 1809*, and 
was one of the executors of James Bow ne's will 
probated May 27, 1807. 

Children of Joseph and Ann [Applegate] Bowne. 

Samuel Bowne. born 1800. 

Joseph Bowne, born 1801. 

Margaret Bowne. born 1803. 

William Bowne. horn 1803. 

Edward Bowne. horn 1806. 

Obadiah Bowne, [Obadiah4, James3, James... 
William 1 ,] was born at Middletown, N. J., Ma\ 

17, 17:»S : died March 17. 1774 : married Susannah 
De Bowe April ::. 1770.** He was one of the ex- 
ecutors of his father's will probated 1761.* 

Children of Obadiah & Susannah (De Bowel 
Bowne : 

James Bow ne. 

Rachel Bowne. 

James I'.ow ne, son of < >badiah by his wife Susan- 
nah De Bowe, was horn at Middletown, N. J.. 
April 12, 1771 : died without issue June 16, 1807. 
His will was probated May ".'7, L807, which, no 
doubt, is a mistake in transcribing, and should he 
June -.'7. 1-H7. The date of his death is taken 

from his tombstone in Presbyterian Burying 

♦""Salter's History of Monmouth Co.. N. J., page 87. 
tlbid page 122. 
Strykei s Official Register of Officers & Men of N.J. 

\ Jersey wills. 
Marriage licenses Secretary of State's office Trenton, 
N.J. 
•New Jersey wills. 



(■'round. Middletown, X. J. It reads: •Janus. 
son of Obadiah Bowne, died June 16, 1807, aged 
36 years, •.'months, 1 days.'' He gave property 
to Samuel and Joseph Bowne. sons of Joseph 
Bowne, to •"two nieces. Anna and Catharine Win- 
ter, daughters of Andrew and Rachel Winter." He 
mentions "two nephews, Andrew ami Obadiah 
Winter, and their brother James Winter." He 
gave to the last named, James Winter, a tract of 
woodland, which "was bought of John Stout." 

Rachel Bowne. (Obadiahs, Obadiah 4 , Jan 
James 2 , William 1 , | was born at Middletown, 
N. J., probably in 177:*> ; died prior to l-i>7. as 
her brother, Janus, died that year, and while he 
mentions his sister's children, he leaves no prop- 
erty t<> her: which would indicate she was de- 
ceased. She married Andrew Winter. 

Children of Andrew and Rachel Bow ne i Winter: 

Anna Winter. 

Catharine Winter. 

Andrew Winter. 

< ihadiah Winter. 

James Winter. 

We will now go back and pick up some of the 
dropped stitches in these genealogies. John 
Bowne. "cordwainer." son of James Bowne by 
his wife Mary Stout, had three sons. Andrew. 
James and Samuel. Andrew Bowne. son of John 
and Elizabeth Bowne, was living in Hunterdon 
county. X. J., on the "Society's Tract" in 1735.* 
He died without issue in L780. James Bowne 
married in 17b!. and could not have had a son old 
enough to marry in 17.V>. therefore, William 
Bowne, grandson of John Bowne. must have \>wn 
a son of Samuel Bow ne. Almost nothing is know n 
of this Samuel I'.ow ne. It is probable that he died 
while bis son William was a child, and William 
was brought up by his grandfather, John Bowne. 

William Bowne. I SamueD, John-\ Jamefi 
William 1 .) was born at Middletown, X. J., mar- 
ried Phebe Davis Jul} 28, 17554 He is called in 
a deed in 1771. "Wm. I'.ow ne of Middletown 
Cordwainer." He resided on his grandfather's. 
I John Bowne. i homestead, and recorded his 
grandfather's sheep mark. He was a farmer ami 
ropemaker like his grandfather before him. 

Children of William and Phebe (Davis) Bowne 

John Bow ne. 

James Bow ne. 

John Bowne, (Williams. Samuel). John3, 
James-'. William,.) was horn at Middletown, 
N. J. ; married Jane Bowne, daughter of "Samuel 
I'.ow ne. thetaylor." Heboughl land of William 
I'.ow ne of Middletown in IT-*? : and was taxed in 
Middletown low nship in L794. 

Sn« U's Hist, of Hunterdon & Somerset Counries. 
| \i irriage Licenses, Office ol Secretary of siate. Trea- 

N J • ' 






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Children of John and Jane i Bowne) Bowne : 

Flias Bowne. 

Robert Bowne. 

William Bowne. 

Thomas Bowne. 

Caroline Bowne. 

Eleanor Bowne. 

Eliza Bowne. 

Mary Bowne, (Obadiah3, Capt. John 2 . Wil- 
liam'. I was horn at Westfield, Monmouth comity, 
N. J., May 22, 171'2 ; died Feb. 22. 1743 ; married 
Dr. Richard Still well. Dr. Still well and his wife 
Mary Bowne. daughter of Obadiah and Elizabeth 
Bowne. are interred in the Presbyterian Burying 
Ground, Middletown, N. J. Dr. Stillwell died 
Feb. -27, 1773, aged about 03 years.* 

We now complete the record of David Bowne 
mentioned on page 21 of The Jerseyman for Au- 
gust. 1901. 

David Bowne. ( Peter 4 , Andrew 3, James 2 . Wil- 
liam 1 , ) was born in Lower Freehold, Monmouth 
county, X. J.. Oct. 18, 1748 ; died Dec. 9, 1820 : 
married Mary Nicols 1784. She was born 1765 : 
died Feb. 28, 1813. 

David Bowne was a soldier in the Revolutionary 

War.t 

Huldah Bowne, (Davids, Peter 4 , Andrews, 
James 2 , William 1 ,) was born in Monmouth coun- 
ty, N. J., May 18, 1790; died April 13, 1867; 
married William R. Barricklo. He was born 
July 1, 178H ;died Oct, 1, 1826. 

Child of William R. & Huldah (Bowne) Bar- 
ricklo: 

John R Barricklo. born Feb. 23. 1815 : died 
Feb. 11, 1858. 

Samuel Bowne, (James 2 , William',) was born 
at Portland Point, Monmouth county, N. J., 
prior to Jan. 4. 1679, as the following records 
prove. "'Certain ear marks recorded January 4, 
1679. James Bowne's ear mark is a crap on left 
ear, and another cut on the upper side of the same 
ear •; and his brand mark is J. B. on right buttock. 
Recorded to his son Samuel Bowne." 

James Bowne was town clerk at the time this 
record was entered on town book, as the following 

♦Town Book of Old Middletown, page 41. 
IStryker's Register of Officers & Men of New Jersey 
Revolutionary War, 



records show : Jan. 1, 1<>77, "James Bowne was 
this day agreed to be town clerk for this ensuing 
year. Richard Hartshorne, Town Clerk. 

"In answer to a warrant signed by Capt. Nicols 
and Capt. Dyer for a warning of a town meeting ; 
the town being warned inhabitants met, but no 
vote passed. James Bowne, 

Middletown, Aug. 28, KM). Town Clerk."* 

Samuel Bowne died intestate, and letters of ad- 
ministration were granted to his wife Esther 
Bowne, March 8, 1756. 

Children of Samuel and Esther Bowne : 

Deborah Bowne, married John Patterson, 1744. 

Samuel Bowne, married Mary Layton, Nov. 
28, 1751. 

John Bowne, married Catharine Bisberry, Am- 
boy, May 27, 1752. 

Esther Bowne, married Thomas Morford, 1752. 

Joseph Bowne, married Sarah Schenck, June 
13, 1757. 

John Patterson was among the taxpayers in 
Middletown township in 1701. Edward Patterson 
was among the original purchasers named in the 
settlement 1007. He contributed toward buying 
the land in Monmouth county, N. J., of the In- 
dians and for incidental expenses in treating with 
them. He was a deputy and overseer from 
Shrewsbury in the first General Assembly, Dec. 
12, 1007. He had a wife Faith named in a deed 
October, 1072, and he died about this time, as his 
widow Faith was named same month. Joseph 
Patterson was a taxpayer in Freehold in 1770. 

During the Revolutionary war the following 
members of this family from New Jersey were in 
the Continental army : Thomas Patterson, Cap- 
tain ; Edward Patterson, lieutenant ; James Pat- 
terson, corporal ; Andrew and John, privates, and 
several members of the family in State militia. 

John C. Patterson, born in Monmouth county, 

N. J., July 12, 1790; died Feb. 10, 1879, held 

various public positions in Howell Township, and 

served as assessor for thirty-nine years. 'He was 

the father of thirteen children, among them Col. 

Austin H.. Hon. George W., John C, Captain of 

Life Saving Station : four of his sons were in the 

Union Army."* 
♦Town Book of Old Middletown, page 65, 67 and 86. 
♦Salter's History of Monmouth and Ocean Cos. 



Official List, Marriage Licenses, Sec'y of State's Office, Trextox. N. J. 



Bowne, Catharine, Monmouth. 
Bowne, Deborah, Monmouth, 
Bowne, Lydia, Monmouth, 
Bowne, Rachel, Middletown. 
Bowne, Lydia, Monmouth, 
Bowne, Esther, Monmouth, 
Bowne. Anna, Middletown. 



Married John McClease, Dec. 21, 1739. 

Married John Patterson, 1744. 

Married John Worthly, Monmouth, 1747. 

Married John Wall, Monmouth, 1751. 

Married James Grover, Jr., Monmouth, 1752. 

Married Thomas Morford, 1752. 

Married John Wall, 1753. 



2fi 



Bowne, Amu-. Backs Co., Pa., 
Bowne, Catharine, Middletown, 
Bowne, Lydia, Middletown, 
Bowne, Catharine, Middletown, 
How ne. Mary Ann. Monmouth, 
Bowne, Catharine, Hunterdon. 



(i 
7 

10. 

11, 



Married Jonathan Bntcher, Pa., 1 ?."><;. 

Married William Crawford. 17."><i. 

Married John Whitlock, 1758. 

Married Peter Buckalew, 1759. 

Married Gershom Ballman, Monmonth, 17(51. 

Married Joseph Mattison, 1768. 

The Presbyterian Burying Ground, Middletown, N. J. 

1. Dr. Richard Still well died Feb. 27, 17?::. aged about 63 years. 

2. Man. wife of Dr. Richard Stillwell and daughter of Obadiah and Elizabeth Bowne, died Feh. 

22, 171::. aged 30 years. !» mo. 

Mary Stillwell Aug. ".'7. lit*, aged 75 years, :'» months. 
1, Obadiah Bowne died April lit, 17\.'f>. aged 59 years, 10 months. 
">. Anne, daughter of John and Anne Bowne, died Sept. 16, 17:;-. agedSyeare, 10 months, 22 days. 

(apt. John Bowne died March 13, 1715-16, aged 52 years. 

John Bowne, Esq., died 177.">. aged 71 years. ."> months. 7 days. 

Anne, widow of John Bowne, Esq., died aged !>1 years and 28 days, i No date of death given. I 

James Bowne died March. 11. 1750, aged 19 years, 3 months, 1 1 days. 

James, son of Obadiah Bowne, died June 1<>. l-<)7. aged :?i> years. 2 months, I days. 

Obadiah Bowne died March 17, 1774, "aged 35 years, 10 months. 

Topanemus Burying Ground, Marlboro, X. J. 
David Bowne died Dee. !). 1820, aged 72 years, 1 month, 21 days. 

Mary, wife of David Bowne, died Feb. 28, 1813, in 48 year. 

Huldah Bowne, wife of William R. Bar rick lo, horn May 18, 1790, died April 13, 1-(J7. 



Seventh Generation and Children : 

Charles C Bowne. [John 6 I).. Williams, James,. 
John3, James 2 , William',] was horn in Cherry- 
ville, Hunterdon County. X. J., March 18, 1820; 
died at Sandy Ridge, X. J., Nov. 17. 1882; mar- 
ried I 1 I Sushi D. Halfpence May <i, 1842. She 
died without issue March :!'.',. 1843 : and he mar- 
ried (2) Margaret M. rloppock Jan. 20, 1844. 
She was horn Jan. 25, 1826, and is a daughter of 
Henry lloppock by his wife Mary Moore. 

Children of Charles C. and Margaret M. [Hop- 
pock] Bowne : 

Sophia II. Bowne, bom Nov. 15, 1845. 

George VV. Bowne. born April 11. 18*17. 

William I'.. Bowne. bom Oct. 13, 1849. 

Jeremiah E. Bowne, horn April 17, 1856. 
l.lias D. Bowne. [John" D., Williams, James*, 
John 3, James-'. William ',] was horn in Cherry- 
ville, Hunterdon county. X. J.. Nov. Hi. 1821; 
died at Rosamond. 111.. Feb. 19, 1898; married 
Elizabeth rloppock, <>et. 10, 1-1 1. She was horn 
in Hunterdon county. X. J., March 1(1. 1819, anil 
is a daughter of Hems lloppock by his wife Mary 
Moore. l.lias D. Bowne and family removed 
from New Jersey, and settled in Illinois in 1870. 
Children of Elias D. and Elizabeth [ lloppock] 
Bowne : 

John II. Bowne. horn Nov. Iii. 1-17. 

Joseph II. Bowne, bom Nov. 21, 1849. 

Caroline Bowne. horn July 22, 1 -.">".'. died 
April 13, 1855. 

Sarah Bowne, horn Nov. 7. 1854. 

Ella Bowne. born Julv •-'.">. 1861. 



Emanuel K. Bowne, [John6 D., Williams, 
James4, John3, .lamest William'.] was horn in 
Cherryville, Hunterdon county, X. J.. Aug. lo. 
1823; died Nov. -27. l-!>7 ; married Mary Ann 
Smith Sept. 21, 1850. She was horn July 19, 
1821 : died July 18, 1855. she was a daughter 
of Andrew Smith by his wife Elizabeth Swa/y. 
Andrew Smith was a son of Asher Smith by his 
wife Charlotte McClary. Mr. Bowne was a shoe- 
maker by trade, and a soldier in the Union Army 
during the civil war. 

Child of Emanuel K. and Mary Ann [Smith] 
Bowne : 

Henry G. Bowne. horn July 20, 1851. 

John R. Bowne. [John'. D., William?, James*, 
John3, James-, William'.] was horn in Hunter- 
don county, X. J.. Aug. 7. 1 -•.'."> ; died at Ohlman, 
111., Aug. 25, I-!'."); married Ann E. Bird March 
20, 1846. She was born April ■.'.">. 1830, a daugh- 
ter of John Bird — a descendant of Thomas and 
Rachel Bird, who emigrated to America from 
Scotland. Ann E. [Bird] Bowne died at Ohlman, 
111., Aug. 8, l-!ii!. 

John R. Bowne and family removed from New 
Jersey to III., ill 1*70. 

Children of John R. and Ann 1". [ Bird] Bowne : 
Nelson E. Bowne, horn Jan. 5, 1850. 
Lemuel A. Bowne. horn Feb. I. 1854. 

Margarel Bowne: [John,, D.. Williams James). 
Job n3, James'. Willianii,] was horn at Cherry- 
ville, Hunterdon county. X. J.. April -. 182* : 
died in Trenton. X. J.. July 1!). 1900; married 
Asher Salter March 1. 1855. He was liorn March 



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29. 1821 : died in Trenton, N. J.. Oct. 8, 1*7:;. 
He was a son of John Salter by his wife Elizabeth 
Wolverton. 

Children <>f Asher and Margaret (Bowne) 
Salter : 

George U. Salter, horn Dee. 24, 1855. 

John B. Salter, horn Oct. 7, 1860. 

William L.Salter, horn Nov. 18, 1863. 
William J. Bowne ( Johns I>.. William 5, James 4 , 
John3, .lames-'. Williann. ) was horn in Cherry- 
ville, Hnnterdon county, N. J., April 22, 1829 ; 
died in Lambertville, X. .1., Sei»t. 17, 1899; 
married Amanda Thomas March 8, 1851. She 
was born Dee. 30, 1824 ; died Nov. 24, 1896. She 
was a daughter of Jacob Thomas by his wife 
Susan Marshall. 

Children of William .1. and Amanda ( Thomas 1 
Bowne : 

Jonathan C. Bowne, horn April 22. 1854. 

William R. Bowne, bora March 25, 1856. 

Jonathan ('. Bowne died Oct. 19. 1857. 
Hannah H. Bowne; (John6 I)., William 5 , 
James4, John-, James 2 , Willianii, ) was horn at 
Cherry ville, Hunterdon county, N. J., Feh. 10, 
1830 ; died Oct. 31, 1872 ; married William Wen- 
zel Oct. 30, 1854. He was horn in Bruchkobel, 
Germany, Oct. 22, 1834. 

Children of William and Hannah H. (Bowne) 
Wenzel : 

Mary E. Wenzel, horn Sept. 1, 1858. 

Anne Wenzel, horn Oct. 13, 1864. 

Etta Wenzel. born May <i, 1866. 
They had five other children, all of whom died 
young. 

Mary Ann Bowne (J0I1116D., Williams, James4, 
Johm, James 2 , William 1 , ) was horn in Cherry- 
ville. Hunterdon county, N. J., Oct. 30, 1832 ; 
died in Elizabeth, N. J., Feh. 20, 1**7 : married 
Benjamin Blakely Nov. 16, 1850. He was horn 
Dec. 1, 1823 ; died July 10. 1898. He was a son 
of Charles Blakely by his wife Sarah Biggs. 

Child of Benjamin and Mary Ann (Bowne) 
Blakely : 

Lillie May Blakely. horn Oct. 30, 1861. 
George Washington Bowne (Johne D.. Wil- 
liam?, James4. John3, James 2 , William 1 , ) was 
born at Cherry ville, Hunterdon county, N. J., 
May 28, 1834; married (1) Amanda Tiger Sept. 
21. 1857. She was horn Jan. 9, 1832; died July 
20, 1896. She was a daughter of Christopher 
Tiger, of Schooley's Mountain, by his wife Annie 
Anderson. Christopher Tiger was a son of Jacob 
Tiger, horn 17(12 ; died Oct. 23, 1835 ; married 
Elizabeth 1'.., horn 1770 : died July 11, 1*40. 
Both are buried at Fox Hill. Hunterdon county, 
N. J. Jacob Tijjer was a son of Jacob Tiger the 
emigrant, who came from Germany in the immi- 



gration in 1707. and bought a large farm a little 
south of Cokesburg, N. J. He had been driven 
by persecution from Wolfenbuttel, a city in Ger- 
many, and lied to Neuwied, in Rcmish Prussia. 
From there he lied to Holland in 1705. Two years 

later, he embarked with a number of German 
Reformed people for America, and landed in 
Philadelphia. They came to Hunterdon county, 
N. J., and a portion of them settled in Tewks- 
bury township.* George W. Bowne married (2) 
Angie Hoofman in 1898. He is a wheelwright 
and plow maker by trade, and followed that 
occupation for a number of years. 

Children of George W. and Amanda (Tiger) 
Bowne : 

Stewart L. Bowne, horn Dec. 17, 1858 ; died 

Oct, 10. 1860. 
William L. Bowne, horn Oct, 17, 1861. 
Elmira Bowne, horn Aug. 25, 1864. 
Bartolette E. Bowne (John 6 D., Williams, 
James4. J0I1113, James 2 . William 1 , ) was horn in 
Cherryville, Hunterdon county, N. J., June 9, 
1836 ; married Rachael M. Alward Jan. 12, 1858. 
She was horn Jan. 12, 1839, and is a daughter of 
Daniel Alward by his wife Mary Miller. 

Daniel Alward was born Sept. 14, 1799: died 
March 26, 1875; married Feh. 1, 1818. Mary 
Miller was horn March 17, 1799 ; died June o', 
lHi;r>. Mr. Bowne is a prominent member and 
local preacher of the M. E. Church. 

Children of Bartolette E. and Rachel M. (Al- 
ward i Bowne : 

Sarah Emma Bowne, horn Jan. 23, 1859. 
Mary Lizzie Bowne, horn March 27, 1h(>4. 
John D. Bowne, horn Aug. Hi, 1S70. 
Amanda Reading 7 (Anne 6 , Williams, James4, 
Johns, James 2 , William 1 Bowne, ) was horn near 
Flemington, N. J., April 11, 1822 ; died April 7, 
l-iC, ; married Augustus Conover April 11, 1843. 
He died 1861. 

Children of Augustus and Amanda (Reading) 
Conover : 

George Conover, horn 1S44 ; killed during 

the war. 
William Conover, horn about l*4b'. 
Mary Ellen, Samuel, Charles and Augustus 
died young. 
William Reading7 (Anne 6 , Williams, James4, 
John3, James 2 , William 1 Bowne, ) was born near 
Flemington. N. J., April 4, 1H24 ; died Feh. 26, 
1881 : married Mary Burns in 1850. 

Children of William and Mary [Burns] 
Reading : 

Henry Reading died in 1880 without issue. 
Lilly Reading. 
Kate Reading. 
*Early Germans of New Jersey— Chambers. 



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Martha Heading (Anne6, Williams, James4, 
John,. Jamesz, William 1 Bowne, i was born near 
Plemington, N. J., Feb. 13, 1826 : died at Mont- 
rose, Pa., 1 — *!T : married Abraham Young — son 
of Adam Young by liis wife Maria Brokaw. 

Children of Abraham and Martha i Reading i 
Young : 

Jacob Young, horn 1845 : died 1865. 

Rutsen Young, horn 1847 : 

John \V. Young, born 1849 : died 1853. 

Henry Young, horn 1851. 

Gertrude Young, horn 1855 ; died 1861. 

Francis Young, died young. 

Eugene Young. 

Frederick Young, died young. 
Oscar F. Reading [Anne 6 , Williams, James4, 
John 3, James 2 , William 1 Bowne,] was horn near 
Flemington, N. J., Feb. 13, 1828; married Han- 
nah Elizabeth Bowman Nov. 22, 1851 . she was 
born Aug. 30, 1832, and is a daughter of Asa 
Bowman by his wife Elizabeth Fulper. 

Oscar F. Beading was a volunteer soldier in 
the thirteenth regiment of New Jersey from Sept. 
:;. 1862, to June 27, 1863. 

Children of Oscar F. and Hannah E. Heading : 

Anderson B. Heading, horn Oct. 5, 1856. 

Anne Jane Heading, horn Nov. 3, 1861. 

Asa Bowman Heading, horn June 17, 1867. 
Henry S. Heading (Anne 6 , William. 1 ), James4, 
John3, James 2 , William' Bowne, ) was horn near 
Flemington. N. J.. May 12. 1834 : died in Flem- 
ington. Feb. 26, 1888 ; married Sarah Townsend 
March 16, 1860. She was horn in New York city, 
June 18, 1841, and is a daughter of William B. 
Townsend by his wife Elizabeth Vaughan. 

Children of Henry S and Sarah [Townsend] 
Reading : 

Emeline Heading, horn Feb. 4, 1861. 

George E. Heading, horn Nov. II. 1865 : died 
Dec. 21, 1896. 

Lizzie M. Reading, horn Oct. 23, I860. 

Rebecca C. Heading, horn Oct. 12, 1868 ; died 
about 1881. 

Anne J. Reading, born Oct. 5, 1870. 
John Bowne Reading7 (Anne6, Williams, 
James4, John3, James-'. William 1 Bowne,) was 
horn near Flemington, N. J.. April 1. I -:'>(> ; 
married Elizabeth Williamson July .">. 1859. she 
was born June 20, 1842, and is a daughter of Ira 
Williamson by his wife Maria Mason. John B. 
Reading enlisted in the Fifteenth Regiment of N. 
J. Volunteers July 24. 1862; and re-enlisted 
March 23, 1865. He remained in the service until 
the close of the war. 

Children <>f John B. and Elizabeth (William- 
son I Heading : 

Francis Heading, horn Aug. II. 1861. 



John W. Heading, horn Nov. 12. 1862. 
Mary E. Heading, horn Feb. 26, 1867. 
Anna B. Heading, horn June :), 1873 : died 

May 27. 1875. 
Ida Heading, horn April 1.'!. 1*70 : married 

George Montgomery, of l'hila. Pa., 1902. 
Amos T. Heading, horn July 28, 1^79. 
Lambert Reading, horn May lit. 1881 ; died 
Sept. 27. 1882. 
Gideon F. Reading? ( Anne*, Williams, James4, 
John3, James 2 , William' Bowne.) was horn near 
Flemington, X. J.. March 4. 183* ; married 
Frances Griff eth Oct. 12. 1867. She was horn 
Oct. 11. 1850, and is a daughter of Oeorge W. 
Griff eth by his wife Artilla l'edrick. Gideon F. 
Reading served in United States navy during the 
civil war. 

Children of Gideon F. and Frances (Griffeth) 
Reading : 

Edward A. Reading, horn March 17. 1868. 
Minnie Reading, horn Sept. 30, 1*70. 
Cornelia B. Reading, horn April 6, 1873. 
Anne Reading, horn July .'?(), 1875. 
John W. Reading, horn April 11. 1878; died 

April 18, 1895. 
Kiziah G. Reading, horn March 1-. 188 1 ; 

died March 24. 1881. 
Fannie L. Reading, horn April 21, 1883 : died 

Nov. 25, 189.">. 
Hannah F. Heading, horn Dec. 21, 1885 : died 

July 10. 1895. 
Mabel C. Reading, horn May 26, 1889. 
Maud C. Heading, horn May 26, 1889; died 

Nov. 30, 1895. 
Ethel Reading, horn April 24. 1891 : died 
Oct, 19, 1895. 
Miller K. Reading. M. D.. (Anne6, Williams, 
James4. John3, James 2 , William ■ Bowne, i was 
horn near Flemington, Hunterdon county, N. J.. 
Jan. 7, 1*40: married Mary H. Young, horn May 
31, 1846, daughter of John Young, horn Jan. 20. 
1810, by his wife Fliza Thatcher, horn Oct. 23, 
181.",. March 18, 1865. 

Miller K. Reading was educated in the puhlic 
schools of his native county and the Flemington 
High School. 

Immediately after Leaving school he was placed 
in charge of the puhlic school at Fnionville in 
that county, hut relinquished the same the fol- 
lowing year and volunteered in the Union army. 
He remained in the army until the close of the 
war. when he returned home and resumed teach- 
ing. In 1867 he was appointed a member of the 
school hoard of examiners in Hunterdon county, 
which he retained four years. In 1868 he was 
appointed one of the commissioners for taking 
acknowledgment of proof of deeds. In 1874 be 



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entered the College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons ;it Syracuse, New York, and was graduated 
with the first honors of his class, of which he was 
the valedictorian, Feb. 10, 1*71). " M. K. Read- 
ing pronounced the valedictory of the graduating 
class in a clear, fervent, and at intervals an elo- 
quent address. Mr. Reading was acute, precise 
and effective. We will not particularize his more 
striking passages, but it has seldom been our lot 
to listen to a valedictory address more generally 
to the purpose and freer from vanity and affecta- 
tion. We predict for him usefulness and credit 
in the medical profession."* 

" Dr. Reading's standing as a teacher in New 
Jersey was very high, and his work as a teacher 
was attended with an unusual degree of success. 
* * * H e began the practice of medicine at 
Baptisttown, this state, and soon acquired a wide 
practice and a high standing as a skillful physi- 
cian, "t 

Dr. Reading remained at Baptistown five years, 
and then removed to Prince William county, 
Virginia, where he practiced his piofession until 
1883, when, his health failing, he ceased active 
practice. He now lives in retirement at ' l Box- 
wood," an estate, near Adeu, Va. 

Children of Dr. Miller K. and Mary H. ( Young) 
Reading : 

John Y. Reading, horn April 4, 1806. 
Cornelius L. Reading, horn Feb. 28, 1808. 

Charles M. Bowne (Chas. H 6 ., Williams, 
Janies4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,) was born at 
Castle Valley, Bucks county, Pa., Jan. 15, 1835 ; 
died in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 5, 1900; married 
Annie Elizabeth King in 1859. She was horn 
Sept 8, 1842. and is a daughter of Rohert E. King 
by his wife Caroline Zinc. 

Children of Charles M. and Annie E. (King) 
Bowne : 

Sarah A. Bowne, born Aug. 18, 1800. 
Thomas H. Bowne, bom Nov. 15, 1866. 

Catharine Bowne, (Chas. H 6 ., William?, 
James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,) was born at 
Castle Valley, Bucks county, Pa., May 17, 1838 ; 
married Nelson McGrandy. They are both dead. 

Child of Nelson and Catharine (Bowne) 
McGrandy : 

Rohert McGrandy. 

I am informed that he is married, and " living 
in the West,'' but have nothing definite about 
him. 

Corporal Monroe W. Bowne, (Chas. H 6 ., Wil- 
liams, James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,) was 
horn at Castle Valley, Bucks county, Pa., May 

*The Syracuse Standard Feb. n, 1876. 

i The Join rial of Orthapy and Orthography, Pub. at 
Kingoes, N. J , pages 237 and 238, Dec. 190*1. 



15, 1840; died in Philadelphia, Pa,, Dec. II, 
1884; married Isabella Toner Oct. 1:2, 1859. She 
was born in Ireland, and came to America with 
her parents when a child. Her father was Owen 
Toner, and her mother's maiden name was Rose 
Kelly. 

Monroe W. Bowne was Corporal in Company F, 
91st regiment, Pa. Yet. Volunteers in 1863, and 
was honorably discharged from the service July 
10, 1805. He was appointed an officer on the 
police force of Phila. in 1880, and served until 
nine months before his death, when he resigned 
Ids position on account of ill health, having con- 
tracted a cold, from which he never recovered. 
Corporal Bowne was of imposing personal appear- 
ance — massive frame, well proportioned, powerful 
man. six feet high, and weighing more than three 
hundred pounds. He was a devoted husband, 
kind, loving father, and friend as true as a 
Damascus blade. 

Children of Monroe W. and Isabella (Toner) 
Bowne : 

Mary E. Bowne, horn Aug. 11, 1800. 

William M. Bowne. born May 31, 1*67. 

Margaret G. Bowne, born Nov. 10. 1871. 

Francis H. Bowne, born Oct. 12, 1876. 

Mabel C. Bowne, born Jan. 19, 1879. 
Mary Bowne, (Charles H 6 ., Williams, James4, 
John3, James 2 , William 1 ,) was horn at Castle 
Valley, Bucks county, Pa., May 13, 184:2 ; died 
in Phila, without issue in 1892. 

Eighth Generation and Children : 

Sophia H. Bowne, (Chas. C/., John 1)6., Wil- 
liams, James4, John3, James 2 . William 1 , ) was born 
in Hunterdon county, N. J., Nov. 15, 1845 ; 
married Lewis Holcombe Feb. 7, 1867. He was 
born May 23, 1841, and is a son of Amos Hol- 
combe by his wife Maria Brewer. 

Children of Lewis and Sophia H. (Bowne) 
Holcombe : 

Stella M. Holcombe, born Ap. 23, 1869 ; died 

Sept. 11, 1890. 
Mary A. Holcombe, born Nov. 28, 1879. 
Charles B. Holcombe, born Aug. 19, 1882. 

George Wesley Bowne, (Chas. C7., John D6., 
Williams. James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,) was 
born in Hunterdon county, N. J., April 11, 1847 ; 
died 1902 ; married Eliza Zella Williver July 25, 
1874. She was born in Warren county, N. J., 
Feb. 27, 1850. 

Children of George and Eli/.a Z. (Willvier) 
Bowne : 

Sadie M. Bowne, born Mar. 20, 1876 ; died 

Feb. 10, 1878. 
Maggie A. Bowne, born June 6, 1879. 
Jennie G. Bowne. born Dec. 24, 1880. 



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William B. Bowne, (Charles (':.. Jobn D".. 
William^, James,,. John3, James 2 , William 1 . ) was 
born in Hunterdon county, N. J., Oct. 13, 1849; 
married Belle PottB Oct. 27, 1883. She was horn 
in Quakertown, N. J., Aug. 10, 1864, and is a 
daughter of Elijah Potts by his wife Margarel 
Hawk. 

Child of William B. and Belle (Potts) Bowne : 
Edith Bowne, horn Nov. 8, 1885. 

Jeremiah Everett Bowne. (Charles C, John D., 
William. James, John, James. William.) was 
born in Hunterdon county, N. J., April 17, 1858; 
married Harriet P. Hunt Dee. 21, 1882. She was 
born Dee. 12, 1862, and is a daughter of Wilson 
Hunt by his wife Sarah Elizabeth Wolverton. 

Jeremiah E. Bowne was elected Freeholder of 
Delaware township in 1900. 

Child of Jeremiah E. and Harriet P. ( Hunt I 
Bowne : 

Charles Wilson Bowne. born April 150, 1886. 

John H. Bowne, (Elias D7., John JA. Wil- 
liams. James4, John3, James 2 . William 1 .) was 
born i ii Hunterdon county. N. J., Nov. 21, 1*49 ; 
married Barbara Kerr July '-'. 1869. She was 
horn in Jersey City, N. J.. June 2, 1850, and is a 
daughter of David I. Kerr, horn in Scotland, by 
his wife Barbara Brown, horn in the North of 
Ireland. 

Children of John 11. and Barbara (Kerr) 
Bowne : 

Elizabeth Bowne. horn April 11, 1*71). 

David J. Bowne. born Sept. 27, 1*7:?. 

Mary Frances Bowne. born March 11. 1*79. 

Elizabeth Bowne married Aston '/.. Beetle. 
May 2, 1*94. 

David J. Bowne married Annie Brady, Sept. 
:>>o. 1896. 

Joseph H. Bowne. (Elias D:.. John D ( \, Wil- 
liam''. James*, John3, James 2 , William', i was 
born in Hunterdon county, N. J., Nov. 21, 1849; 
married Frances Kitch Dec. 18, 1895. She was 
horn April 22, 1855, and is a daughter of David 
Kitch h\ his wife Eliza McPherson. 

Sarah Bowne. I Flias !>:.. John D 6 ., Williams, 
James4, John3, James 2 . William',) was born in 
Hunterdon county. N. J.. Nov. 7. 1854 : married 
William Van Zant Sept. !>. 1884. He was horn 
June 15, 1854 son of John Van /ant. Sarah 
Bowne removed from New Jersey to Illinois with 
her father's family in 1870. 

Ella Bowne, (Elias l»7.. John D°.. Williams, 
James4, John3, James-'. William', i was horn in 
Hunterdon county. N. J.. July 25, l v 01 ; mar- 
ried Charles Gingery Nov. 18, 1891. He was born 

Jan. 10, 1866, and is a son of James Nelson Gin- 
gery, born Sept. 1. 1832, by his wife Barbara 
Ellen Fmerick. horn March Id. 1826. 



Mr. Gingery resides in Iowa. 
Children of Charles anil Ella [Bowne.] Gingery: 
Henry 11. Gingery, horn May 14, 1894 : died 

May 1. 1895. 
Boy Ginjsery, horn March :.'7. 1896. 
Henry G. Bowne, (Emanuel K. Bowne7, John 
I> 6 ., Williams, Janies4, Johns, James 2 . William'. | 
was born in Hunterdon county. N. J.. July '20. 
1851 : married Susanna Kockafellow Nov. 13, 
1*77. She was horn Feb. 2'2, 1856, and is a 
daughter of Daniel Kockafellow, horn Jan. 18, 
1810, by his wife Deborah Bryan — widow of A. 
Kepler — bom May 25. 1827. 

Children of Henry G. and Susanna (Kockafel- 
low | Bowne : 

Lillie May Bowne. horn Sept. :>, 1878. 
Albert K. Bowne. horn Ann. '20, 1880. 
George M. Bowne. horn March 7, 1884. 
Katie Bowne. horn Oct. 7. 1886*. 
Edward S. Bowne. horn Nov. 23, 1892. 
Lillie May Bowne married Andrew B. Ken- 
Jan. 1:2, 1898. He was horn in Hunterdon county, 
N. J., April '29. 1*7:2. and is a son of John Kerr 
by his wife Sarah C. Seals. 

Nelson F. Bowne. (John K7., John D^., Wil- 
liams, Jaines4. John3, James 2 . William 1 , ) was 
born in Hunterdon county, N. J., Jan. 5, 1850 ; 
died at Ohliuan, 111.. April 19. 1*74 : married 
Mary F. Walling May 5, 1870. 

Child of Nelson F. and Mary E. (Walling) 
Bowne : 

Mabel H. Bowne. horn Feb. :>•_>. 1871. 
Lemuel A. Bowne, [John K7., Jobn IK. Wil- 
liams, Jaines4, Johns, James 2 . William i, | was 
horn in Hunterdon county, N. J.. Feb. 4. 1854 : 
married Nannie Anient June 19, 1*77. She was 
horn March 10. 1*.">4. and is a daughter of John 
K. Anient by his wife Emily Dodson. 

Child of Lemuel A. and Nannie ( Anient 1 
Bow ne : 

Laura May Bowne. horn Nov. 3, 1*-L 
George K. Salter, (Margaret7, John 1)6., Wil- 
liams. James4, Johns. James 2 . William'.) was 
horn in Trenton, N. J.. Dec. 24, 1855; married 
Anna Holconibe May .">. 1877. She was born Nov. 
26, K>7. ami is a daughter of Beading Holconibe, 
horn Jan. 2, 1*10 ; died Feb. 1. 1897, by his wife 
Eliza West, born Sept. o. 1827. 

Children of George R. and Anna (Holconibe) 
Salter : 

Lillie M . Salter, horn June 9, 1879. 
Clarkson H. Salter, horn April 11. 1881 ; 

died Feb. o. 1882. 
Raymond Salter, born Dee. 23, 1882. 
Benjamin Salter, horn July 25, 1892. 
John B. Salter. (Margaret?, Jobn 1)6., Wil- 
liams. Jamcsi. Johns. James 2 . William 1 , i was 



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bom in Trenton. N. J., < >ct. 7. 1860; married 
Hannah M. Lee, Jan. 24, 1887. She was born 
May 25, 1866, and is a daughter of William T. 
I.ee by his wife Anna M. Baily. 

Children of John B. and Hannah M. ( Lee i 
Bowne : 

William A. Salter, horn May 2, 1892. 
Mildred L. Salter, horn Oct. 16, 1896. 

William L. Salter 8 , i Margaret7, John 1)6.. Wil- 
liam?. James4, John3, James 2 . William',) was 
horn in Trenton, N. J., Nov. is. 1863 ; married 
(aniline C. Goddard Dec. 30, 1891. She was born 
July 17. 1859, and is a daughter of Harman God- 
dard by his wife Margaret Chambers. 

William L. and Caroline Salter have no issue. 

William R. BowiieS, 'William J7., John D6., 
William?. James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,) was 
horn March 25. 1856 ; married Anna Augusta 
Lair Jan. 17. 1878. She was born July 17, 1857. 
and is a daughter of Garret Lair by his wife Ann 
Kli/a St ire. 

William R. and Ann A. I Lain Bowne have no 
issue. 

Mary E. Wenzeis, (Hannah H .. John 1)6.. 
William?, James4, John3, James 2 , Williami, ) was 
horn in Hunterdon county, N. J., Sept. 1, 1858 : 
married ( 1 ) John G. Hultz Oct. 28. 1876. He 
was born Aug. 16, 1852. He died Feb. 25, 1890, 
and his widow married (2) Augustus Cow (hick 
Aug. 3. 1893. He was born Sept. 5, 1841, and is 
a son of Maurice Cowdrick by his wife Rachel 
Opdycke. 

Children of John G. and Mary E. (Wenzel) 
Hultz : 

J. William Hultz. born Jan. 26, 1880. 
Albert R. Hultz, born March 3, 1881. 
Charles E. Hultz, horn Sept. 19, 1883. 
Laura E. B. Hultz, born May 27, 1889. 

Child of Augustus and Mary E. (Wenzel) 
Cowdrick : 

Florence M. Cowdrick, horn Jan. 12, 1896. 

Anne Wenzel 8 married Joseph Alvater Oct. 15, 
1**7. 

Etta Wenzel, ( Hannah H;.. John 1)6., William5, 
Jaines4, John3, James 2 . William', i was born in 
Hunterdon county. N. J., May 6, 1866 : married 
Stephen C. Cook, Esq., May 27. 1886. He was 
born Sept. 27. 1864. He is a lawyer and lives in 
Trenton. N. J. 

Stephen C. and Etta I Wenzel ) have children : 
Lawrence C. Cook, horn May 16, 1887. 
Charles W. Cook, horn June 16, 1896. 

Lillie May Blakely 8 . (Mary Ann7, John D6., 
William?, James4, ,Iohn3, James 2 , William 1 , ) was 
born Oct. 30, 1861 : married John Hampton Ap. 
17. 1882. He was horn in England June 24, 
1859 : died June 6, 1882. John Hampton emi- 



grated to America in 1870. 

John and Lillie May (Blakely) Hampton had 
no issue. 

William L. Bowne, (George W7., John I) 6 ., 
William?, James4, Johnj, James 2 , William',) was 
born in High Bridge, Hunterdon county, N. J., 
Oct. 17, 1861 : married Mary L. Willi ver March 
26, 1891. She was horn March 17, 1*72, and is a 
daughter of Henry I. Williver by his wife Jane 
La Rue. 

William L. and Mary L. (Williver) Bowne 
have no issue. 

Elmira Bowne, (George W 7 ., John 1)6., Wil- 
liam?, James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,) was 
born in Hunterdon county, N. J., Aug. 25, 1864 ; 
married A. L. Shampanore Sept. 11, 1887. He 
was horn May 11, 1866 — a son of Andrew I. Sham- 
panore by his wife Sarah Webster. 

Children of Andrew L. and Elmira (Bowne) 
Shampanore : 

Henry Bowne Shampanore, born June 30, 

1888. 
Dora Linella Shampanore, born Sept 14, 

1891. 
Edith C. Shampanore, born Aug. 4, 1893 ; 

died Aug. 9, 1894. 
Edward R. Shampanore, born June 3, 1895 ; 

died Dec. 5, 1896. 
(ieorge Franklin Shampanore. born July Hi, 
1H9H. 

Sarah Emma Bowne, (Bartolette E7., John D 6 . , 
William?, James4, Johns, James 2 , William 1 , ) was 
born in Hunterdon county, N. J., Jan. 23, 1*59 ; 
married William H. Rainear Sept. 12, 1878. He 
was born in Bordentown, N. J., Feb. 27, 1853, 
and is a son of Lewis B. Rainear. born at White 
Hall, N. J.. Sept. 20, 1811, by his wife, whose 
maiden name was Priscilla V. Rue, born at 
Holmesburg, Pa., Jan. 22, 1822. 

Child of William H. and Sarah E. ( Bowne I 
Bain ear : 

Cora Amelia Rainear, born Aug. 24, 1879. 

Miss Rainear is a young lady of line attain- 
ments, having graduated with honors from the 
Cherry Street School, No. 4, Elizabeth, N. J., 
June 20. 1896. She is a member of '"The 
" Daughters of Liberty," of which her mother is 
a charter member, and is ExState Councilor of 
New Jersey. 

Mary Lizzie Bowne ( Bartolette E7., Johu D 6 ., 
William?. James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,) 
was born in Hunterdon county, N. J., March 27, 
1864 ; died April 29, 1887 ; married John H. 
Carroll Oct. 12. 1883. They had no issue. 

John Deats Bowne, [Bartolette E7., John D 6 ., 
William?. James4, John3, James 2 , Williami,] was 
born in Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 16. 1870. He is 



32 



a graduate of the Stewart Business College ol 
Trenton. N. J. 

Anderson B. Reading, [Oscar V'.. Anne 6 . Wil- 
liams, James4, John3, James 2 . William i,] was 
born near Flemington, N. J., <»ct. .">. 1856 : mar- 
ried Aunt- Adelia Conover April 29, 1882. She is 
a daughter of David ('(mover by his wife Eliza 
Lee. 

Child of Anderson I'.. and Anne Adelia [Con- 
oi er] Reading : 

Leroy Reading, horn March 28, 1887. 
Anne .lane Reading, [Oscar F".. Anne 6 , Wil- 
liams, James4, John,. James 2 , William 1 .] was 
horn at Quakertown, N. J.. Nov. :?. 1861 : mar- 
ried .Morris Edmonds Sept. 29, 1>7!». Me is a son 
of Lorenzo Edmonds by his wife whose maiden 
name was Rodenhanjih. 

Child of Moiris and Anne Jane [Heading] Ed- 
monds : 

Howard Edmonds, horn March 28, 1881. 
Asa Bowman Reading, [Oscar F~., Anne 6 . Wil- 
liams, James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 .] was 
horn at (Quakertown. N. J.. June 17. 1867 ; mar- 
ried Clara May lloff Sept. 'Jit. 1887. She is a 
daughter of William Hall Holi by his wife Mary 
Helen Van Deripe. 

Children of Asa B. and Clara M. [Hoff] Read- 
ing : 

Eva May Reading, horn Dee. 1<>. 1888. 
Lloyd F. Reading, horn Dec. 4. 1&VA : died 

Oct. (i. 1896. 
Leona Reading, horn May 17. 1898. 
Harry Reading, horn Feb. 12, 1900. 
Francis Reading, [John Y>~., Anne 6 . Williams 
James4, John.?. James 2 . William 1 .] was horn in 
Flemington, N. J., Au^. 14. 1*<>1 ; married Mar- 
garet Fleming Aug. 1."). 1885. she is a daughter 
of William Fleming by his wife Catharine Hen- 
dershot. 

Children of Francis and Margaret [Fleming] 
Reading : 

Hervey F. Reading, horn in 1886. 
Ella M. Reading, born in 1892 
Pearl Reading, horn March 26, 1894. 
John W. Reading, [John B7., Anne . Williams, 
James4. John.?, James 2 . William 1 .] was horn in 
Flemington, N. J.. Nov. 12, 1862 ; married 

Yiohtta Fleming Dec. 21, 1 — ?. she was boru 
l'.li. •.'.">. 1868, and is a daughter of David Flem- 
ing by his wife Catharine Rodenbangh. 

Children of John W. and Violetta [Fleming] 
Reading : 

Rebecca Reading, bom March 13, 1889 ; died 

same day. 
Leslie M. Reading, born Maj '■'>. 1891. 
Howard Carroll Reading, horn May 17. 1895. 
Mary Ellen Reading, [John B7, Anne 6 . Wil- 



liam.-, James 4 , J0I1113. James 2 . William'.] was 
horn in Flemington, N. J.. Feb. 20. 1867 : mar- 
ried Roheit F. Shrope Nov. 24. 1887. He was 
born May (. 1870, and is a Bon of Sylvester Y. 
Shrope by his wife Phebe A. Rupell. 

Children of Robert F. and Mary Ellen [Reading 
Shrope: 

Phebe A. Shrope, horn April 21, 1889. 

Eva Shrope. born July Li. 1891. 

Charles W. Shi ope. horn Nov. 24. 1894. 
Amos Reading^, [John B.7, Anne 6 . Williams. 
James4. John-. Jano s 2 . William'.] was born in 
Flemington, N. J.. July 28, 1879; married Sadie 
Johnson, Dec. 25, 1899. 

John Y. Reading, [Miller K.7. Anne . Wil- 
liams. James4. John?. James 2 . William'.] was 
horn near Flemington, N. J., April 4, 1866; mar- 
ried Edith Isabel Rhine. Dec. 1. 1898. She was 
horn in Prince William County. Virginia, Oct. :;n 
1880, and is a daughter of William Rhine by his 
wife Alice Wine, daughter of William Wine by 
his wife Sarah West. 

John Y. Reading removed with his father's 
family from New Jersey to Virginia in 1881, and 
now resides near Aden, Ya. 

Children of John V. and Fdith Isahel [Rhine] 
Reading. 

Mildred Reading, horn May 8, 1900. 

Mary Alice Reading, horn Sept. 30, 1902. 
Cornelius Larison Reading, [Miller K. 7, Anne6, 
Williams. James4, John.?. James 2 . William'.] was 
horn at Copper Hill. N. J.. Feb. 28,1868; married 
Amelia Herndon Dec. 31, 1891. She was born in 
Prince William County Virginia, Dec. 31, 1-7 1. 
and is a daughter of Francis Marion Herndon by 
his wife Susan Herndon. He is a son of Jeremiah 
Heindon by his wife Frances Bridwell. Susan 
Herndon is a daughter of William Herndon by 
his wife Catherine Reid. Jeremiah and William 
Herndon were sons of George Herndon by his wife 
Elizabeth George. Cornelius L. Reading resides 
at "Boxwood," near Aden. Ya.. and is engaged 
in dairy farming and breeding Jersey cattle. He 
is a member and clerk of the New Hope Baptist 
Church: and superi litem lent of its Sabbath School. 
Children of Cornelius L. and Amelia [Herndon] 
Reading: 

Maliel Reading, born Dec. B, 1892. 

Mary R. Reading, born February 8, 1894. 

Miller K. Reading, Jr.. born Nov. 20. 1896. 

Anne Amelia Reading, horn Feb. 22, 1899. 

Dorothy Reading, born May 13, Rio-.'. 
Mary R. Reading died of malignant diptberia 
at "Boxwood," Nov. 2, 1898. She was an unusu- 
ally bright and sprightly child, and her goodness 
of heart, her generous, unselfish nature, and her 
gentle, loving manner made her ajjeneral favorite 



of all who knew her. She was a member of the 
New 1 [ope Sabbath School, and took great delight 
in attending its meetings. She is buried in the 
graveyard of the Valley ViewChnrch, Aden. Va. 
Sarah A. BowneS, (Charles M.7, Charles H. 6 , 
William?, James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,] was 
born August 18, 1860; married Jonas Weiss. They 
live at Telford, Pa. 

Thomas H. Bowne8, [Charles M.7, Charles H. 6 , 
Williams, James4, John3, James 2 , William',] was 
born Nov. 15, L866; married Elizabeth Abbott 
Dietrich May 12, 1890. She was born Nov. 9, 1864 
and is a daughter of Jacob Dietrich by his wife 
Rebecca Ann Holloway. 

Children of Thomas H. and Elizabeth [Diet- 
rich] Bowne: 

Charles Jacob Bowne, born Dec. 29, 1S91. 
Thomas H. Bowne Jr., born Oct. 10, 1893. 
William Monroe Bowne 8 , [Monroe W.7, 
Charles 11.6, Williams, James4, John3, James 2 , 
William',] was born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 
31, 1867; married Augusta Hain June 25, 1880. 
She was born in Saxontown, Germany, Feb. 21, 
1868, and is a daughter of John Hain by his wife 
Conistina Tisne. 

Children of William M. and Augusta [Hain] 
Bowne: 

Lillie Bowne, born Dec. 21, 1889. 
Mary Bowne, born Sept. 0, 1891. 
Isabel Bowne, bom Oct. 24, 1893. 
Amelia Bowne, born May 15, 1895. 
William Bowne, born Dec. 31, 1896. 
Francis Bowne, born June 22, 1898. 
Margaret G. Bowne 8 , [Monroe W. 7 , Charles 
H.6, Williams, James4, John?, Jamesz, William 1 ] 
was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 10, 1871; 
married William Cooper, Nov. 4, 1888. He was 
born in New Jersey July 27, 18(i7, and is a son of 
Joseph Cooper by his wife Jane Moss. Both were 
born in England. 

Children of William and Margaret G. [Bowne] 
Cooper : 

William J. Cooper, born Sept. 4, 1889; died 

Nov. 3, 1895. 
G. Raymond Cooper, born Oct. 11, 1891. 
Isabel Cooper, born April 4, 1H93. 
Ronald Cooper, born July 15, 1895; died Oct. 
5, 1895. 
Francis H. Bowne , [Monroe W.7, Charles H. b , 
Williams, James4, John3, James 2 , William 1 ,] was 
born in Philadelphia, Pa,, Oct. 12, 187b"; married 
Adeline Morris Nov. 17, 1897. She was born in 
Phila., Pa., April 10, 1*75, and is a daughter of 
Charles Morris by his wife Josephine Sellers. 

Child of Francis H. and Adeline [Morris] 
Bowne: 

Isabel Marie Bowne, born Oct. G, 1898. 



33 

Captain Thomas Reading married Rebecca Ellis 
whose ancestry has been traced to Major John 
Fenwick. [See The Jerseyman, Vol.7, No. :.', page 
15.] The following historical facts are of interest 
to the descendants of Anne [Bowne] Reading. 

The Fenwick family is of Saxon origin and 
formed a powerful clan in Northumberland where 
'"their ancient fastness was in the fenny lands 
about Stamford ham, a small town near the south- 
ern boundary oi the shire before named. During; 
the reign of Henry I [A.D. 1100] the Dead of the 
house was advanced by the King, and with vari- 
ous changes it was prominent in England for 
several centuries." * 

The clan was known as the h'eice and fearless 
Fenwicks. Their slogan or war cry was "A Fen- 
wick! A Fenwick! A Fenwick!" 

"The Tower of Fenwick at Waddington, in 
Northumberland, near the coast of the North Sea, 
shows its antiquity in its rude strength and scanty 
limits, simliar to those built by the Saxon invad- 
ers during the fifth and sixth centuries. This was 
probably the first seat of the family after their 
coming over and whence it may be traced through 
many of the shires of England. In the ninth year 
of the reign of Edward III [1334] an inquisition 
was had of New Castle Castle and Johannes Fen- 
wick was twice appointed sheriff. f In the twelfth 
century "Sir Robert Fenwick, of Northumberland 
endowed the Abbey of New Minster, in the same 
shire, with two parts of his villa of Irdington, in 
Cumberland, thus showing his liberality towards 
and his adherence to the Catholic Church .J 

In the ninth year of the reign of King Henry 
VII [1517] "Roger Fenwick Esq., was appointed 
constable of the same castle, showing that through 
several centuries the family had not only remain- 
ed in this place but was in favor with and bad 
the confidence of the ruling monarchs. "£ 

James, Duke of Monmouth, son of Charles II, 
married Anne Scott, heiress of Buccleugh, whose 
second son, Henry, married Elizabeth Fenwick, 
"thus connecting the family with the blood 
royal."** 

John Fenwick was born at Stanton Hall, of 
Stanton Manor, in the parish of Horsely, Cumber- 
land, in lo'l8; died in Salem county, N. J., in 
December 1683; married [1041] "Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Walter Covert, Knight of Slang- 
han, Sussex. This lady was the mother of his 
children, and from her came the direct and col- 
lateral branches in New Jersey. "ft John Fen- 

*Life of John Fenwick, by John Clement, page 5. 

flbid page 8. 

Ilbid page 8. 

glbid page 9. 

**lbid page 13. 

ttlbid page 5. 



;;i 



wick was the B( cond son (if Sir William Fenwick, 
baronet, whose residence in L640, was Stanton 
Hall, of Stanton Manor, in Cumberland, where 
he had considerable landed estate, lie represented 
the county of Northumberland in the last parlia- 
ment under the Commonwealth in 1659. In l(>:'»(i 
John l'Ynwick was styled Knight and Baronet. 
Having passed through his law studies at Grays 
Inn. London [Kilo,] he abandoned bis profession 
for a time ami accepted an appointment in the 
Parliamentary army. His first commission reads 
as follows: 

"Von are herein ordered and required as 
Major under Colonel Thomas ISarwis in his regi- 
ment of cavalry which was raised in the county 
of Westmoreland to assist the garrison of Carlisle, 
and to exercise the officers and soldiers under his 
command according to the discipline of war. And 
they are hereby required to yield obedience unto 
you as Major of said regiment, etc., etc. 

Given under my hand and seal at Barnard Cas- 
tle. 27th October, Hits. 

O. Cromwell. 
To John Fen\vick. ,,: 

In the same year he was ordered by Parliament 
to relieve Holy Island Castle, in Durham. It was 
beseiged by the royal troops, and was nearly cap- 
tured, when Major Fenwick appeared and defeat- 
ed the enemy. He was an active and efficient 
officer, having the confidence of Parliament and 
the Protector. After the trial and sentence of the 
King, he was detailed as commander of cavalry, 
in conjunction with the foot troops under Colonel 
Hacker, Colonel Hanks and Lieut. Colonel Phay- 
or. to attend the execution. * * In the dis- 
charge of this important and delicate duty the 
most reliable officers and the best disciplined 
troops were selected, which placed John Fenwick 
among the first of these in the army about Lon- 
don at that tinie."f 

At the time of the restoration John Fenwick 
had fully adopted the opinions and practices of 
George Fox and suffered much in person and es- 
tate therefor. The social and business intimacy 
existing between John Fenwick and William 
Penn is a Striking feature 'in the lives of these two 
men. Their religions views no doubt brought 
them much together as well as their various busi- 
ness relations. Major Fenwick's manner of living 
was more pretentious and aristocratic than any of 
his neighbors. His houses at [vy Point and at his 
plantation at Fenwick Grove wen- well appointed 

proving that he had an eye to comfort as well as 

to dignity and exclusiveness The library of 
books at each place be regarded with much 

*Ibid page io. 
I [bid page 1 1. 



interest, and directed their preservation after his 
decease. 

Children of Major John and Elizabeth [Covert] 
Fenwick: 

Priscilla Fenwick. 
Elizabeth Fenwick. 
Ann Fenwick. 
Priscilla Fenwick married Edward Champneys 
Feb. 16, 1671. He was of Thornsbury, Glouces- 
tershire, England. They came to America with 
the Fenwick colony in KIT."). 
They had children: 
John Champneys. 
Mary Champneys. 
Elizabeth Fenwick married John Adams, of 
Reading, Berkshire. England. In 1(174 John 
Adams bought 2000 acres of land of his father-in- 
law , John Fenwick. He came to America with 
the Fenwick colony. 

Children of John and Elizabeth [Fenwick] 
Adams: 

Elizabeth Adams, born 1664, married Wil- 
liam Hollingshead, K>!):2.t 
Fenwick Adams. 
Mary Adams. 
Walter Adams. 
Ann Adams. 
Ann Fenwick married Samuel Hedge in 1676. 
They had one child: 
Samuel Hedge, Jr. 
He died in 1708, leaving a will. He names 
wife Rebecca and the following children: 
Samuel Hedge. 
Fenwick Hedge. 
William Hedge. 
Nathan Hedge. 
John Hedge. 
All were minors at the time of their father's 
death. 

The Youxg Family. 

Johnnes Young and Mecheld his wife emigrated 
from Xeuweid, on the river Rhine, Germany, in 
1719. The First Reformed Church of Somerville, 

N. J., has a record of the baptism of Margaritie, 
(laughter of Johnnes Young and Mecheld his wife, 
dated April 1, 1725. lie purchased and settled 
on a farm of Several hundred acres of land, in old 

Amwell, southeast of what is now Flemington, 
N.J. Johnnes Young was naturalized by act of 
the General Assembly of New Jersey in 1730. 
Letters of Administration of the estate of Johnnes 
Young were granted by consent of his widow to 
Samuel Stockton, March I?:!*. 

Children of Johnnes and Mecheld Young: 
John Young, bom in Germany. 
Margaret Young, baptized April I, IT - .'."). 

fSee [erseyman Vol 7, No. 2. page 15. 



:::, 



There may have been other children. 
John Young, (Johnnes,) was horn in Neuweid, 
on the river Rhine, Germany. He came to 
America with his father when a child. He was 
naturalized by act of the General Assembly in 
1754. John Young was a member of the German 
Reformed Church of Aniwell, at Ringoes, and 
signed the " Articles of Order and Discipline'' of 
that church Dec. 2, 1749.* 

John Young married Catharine, daughter of 
John Philip Case. They had children: 
John Young, 
Adam Young, 
Sarah Young. 
Margaret Young, 
David Young, 
Elizabeth Young, 
Jacob Young. 
John Young, (John 2 , Johnnes 1 ,) was born in 
Anwell township; married Hannah Dilts. daughter 
of Peter Dilts, by his wife Ann Case — daughter of 
John Philip Case. 

Children of John and Hannah (Dilts) Young: 
Josiah Young, 
Catharine Young, 
Elizabeth Young, 
*Early Germans of New Jersey — 



John Young, 

Peter I). Young, 

Margaret Young. 
John Young, (John3, John 2 , Johnnes',) was 
born in Amwell township, Hunterdon county, N. 
J., Jan. 20, 1810; died Jan. 6, 1895; married 
Eliza Thatcher, May 21, 1845. She was born in 
Hunterdon county, N. J., Oct. :23, 1815; died at 
Aden, Ya., Aug. 30, 1898. She was a daughter 
of Aaron Thatcher by his wife Mary Thatcher. 
They were first cousins. Aaron Thatcher was a 
son of Samuel Thatcher, who emigrated from 
England and settled on an estate of several hun- 
dred acres three miles northwest of Flemington, 
N. J., about 1735. 

Mary Thatcher was a daughter of Jonas That- 
cher, by his wife Sarah Lake, daughter of Thomas 
and Jane Lake. Jonas Thatcher, emigrated 
to America from England, and settled in Bethle- 
hem township — now Franklin — probably in 1735. 
Aaron Thatcher died near Sergeantville, N. J., 
1820. His widow removed to Illinois with her 
son Jonas, and died in Peoria county, that state in 
1860, aged 83 years. 

Child of John and Eliza (Thatcher) Young: 

Mary Hannah Young, born May 31, 1846. 



INDEX TO NAMES, 



37 



Adams, Ann 

Adams, Elizabeth (Fenwick) 

Adams. Elizabeth 

Adams, Fenwick 

Adams, John 

Adams, Mary 

Adams, Walter 

Alexander, James 

Allen, Ursula 

Allen, Stephen 

A hater. Joseph 

Alward, Rachel M.. 

A 1 ward, Daniel 

Anient, Nannie 

Anient, John R., 

Anderson, Annie 

Anderson, Hannah 

Andrews, Edward 

Antill, Edward 

Apgar, Herbert 

Apgar, John Adam 

Apgar, Sarah Ann 

Applegate, Ann 

Applegate, William 

Ashton, 

Baily, Anna M., 

Baker, Lyouel 

Ballman, Gershom 

Barber, Mary S., 

Barcalow, Mary 

Barricklo, John R., 

Barricklo, William R., 

Bar wis, Col. Thomas 

Basse, Gov. 

Bates, Abigal 

Bates, Jeremiah 

Bates, Joseph 

Bates, Sarah 

Bates, Sarah ( 2 ) 

Bates. William 

Bates, William (2) 

Beegle, Ashton Z., 

Belcher, Jonathan, Esq., 

Berkeley, Lord 

Bernard. Hon. Francis 

Biggs, Sarah 

Bird, Ann E., 

Bird John 

Bird, Rachel 

Bird, Thomas 

Bishberry, Catharine 

Boone, Ann 

Boone, Daniel 

Boone, George 

Blakely, Benjamin 





34 


Blakel] 


•, Charles 




27 


15, 


34 


Blakely, Lillie May 


27, 


31 


15, 


34 


Blakely 


\ Mary Ann 




27 


15, 


34 


Bowman, A si 




28 


15, 


::i 


Bowman, Hannah F., 




28 


15, 


34 


Bowman, Frances 


7, 


20 




34 


Bow lie 


A dele 




19 




13 


Bowne 


Albert R., 




30 


23, 


24 


Bowne 


Amelia 




33 




19 


Bowne 


Gov. Andrew 


5, 7, 8, 


17 




31 


Bowne 


Andrew (s. of James) 


10, 


18 




27 


Bowne 


Andrew (s. of John) 


10, 


24 




27 


Bowne 


Andrew (s. of Oha. 2) 




18 




30 


Bowne 


Andrew- 




20 




30 


Bowne 


Andrew (s. of John Esq.) 


n, 


21 




27 


Bowne 


Ann (the emigrant) 




, 7 


18, 


20 


Bowne 


Ann (d. of Obadiah) 


17, 21, 


23 




21 


Bowne 


Anna (d. of James 3d) 


23, 


25 




20 


Bowne 


Anna (d. of Oba. 2d) 




18 




17 


Bowne 


Anna (d. of Jos. ) 




18 




17 


Bowne 


Anna (d. of David) 




18 




17 


Bowne 


Anne 




25 




24 


Bowne 


Anne (d. of John Esq.) 




26 




24 


Bowne 


Anne (d. of Wm. ) 




17 




8 


Bowne 


Bartolette E., 


11, 


27 




31 


Bowne 


Caroline 




26 




20 


Bowne 


Caroline (d. of John) 




25 




26 


Bowne 


Catharine (d. of Cap. Jno. ) 




7 




19 


Bowne 


Catharine (w. of Obad. ) 


21, 


23 




20 


Bowne 


Catharine 




25 




25 


Bowne 


Catharine (d. of C. H., ) 


17, 


29 


20, 


25 


Bowne 


Catharine (d. of Oba. 2) 




18 




34 


Bowne 


Catharine (d. of John) 


17, 21, 


25 




7 


Bowne 


Catharine (d. of Jos.) 




19 




15 


Bowne 


Charles C, 


11, 


26 




15 


Bowne 


Charles H., 


11, 


17 




15 


Bowne 


Charles Jacob 




33 




14 


Bowne 


Charles M., 




29 




15 


Bowne 


Charles Wilson 




30 


14, 


15 


Bowne 


Cornelia 




19 




15 


Bowne 


Cornelia (d. of Hon. Jos. G.) 




19 




30 


Bowne 


Cornelius 




17 




14 


Bowne 


David 11, 


18, 25, 


26 




15 


Bowne 


David (s. of Joseph) 




19 




14 


Bowne 


David (s. of Deter) 




18 




27 


Bowne 


Davia J., 




30 




26 


Bowne 


Deborah 




7 




26 


Bowne 


Deborah (d. of Sani'l) 




25 




26 


Bowne 


Deliverance 




18 




26 


Bowne 


Deliverance (Holmes) 




18 


20, 


25 


Bowne 


Edith 




23 




22 


Bowne 


Edith 




30 




22 


Bowne 


Edward 




24 




22 


Bowne 


Edward S., 




30 




27 


Bowne 


Eleanor 




25 



38 



Bowne, Eleanor 

Bowne, Elias 

Bowne. Elias 

Bowne, Elias I).. 

Bowne, Eliza 

Bowne, Elizabeth l wife of John) 

Bowne, Elizabeth (d. of John) 

Bowne. Elizabeth (d. of John H. ) 

Bowne, Elizabeth 

Bowne, Ella 

Bowne, Elniira 

Bowne, Emanuel K., 

Bowne, Esther 

Bowne, Ethel Middlebrook 

Bowne, Evelyn 

Bowne, Francis 

Bowne, 1 Francis It., 

Bowne, Frederic 

Bowne, George M ., 

Bowne, George W., 

Bowne, George Wesley 

Bowne, Gershom 

Bowne, Gershom 

Bowne, Hannah 

Bowne, Hannah (d. of Jos.) 

Bowne, Hannah (d. of Win.) 

Bowne, Hannah H., 

Bowne, Henry 

Bowne, Henry G., 

Bowne, Hilda 

Bowne, Hulda 

Bowne, Isabel 

Bowne. Isabel Marie 

Bowne, James 7, 8, 9, 10, 

Bowne, James [s. of James] 

Bowne, James [s. of John] 10, 

Bowne, James [s. of Ohadiah] 

Bow me, .lames [s. of Ohadialw;] 

Bowne, .lames [s. of James 2d] 

Bowne, James [s. of Joseph] 

Bowne, James [s. of William] 

Bowne, James ()., 

Bowne. .lane 

Bowne, Jennie G., 

Bowne, Jeremiah E., 

Bowne, ('apt. John 

Bowne, ('apt. John 2d 7, 10, 20. 

Bowne, John [s. of .lames] 

Bow lie. John [s. of ( Hiadiah] 

Bowne, John [s. of Thomas] 

Bowne, John [s. of David] 

Bowne, John [s. of William] 

I'.ow ne. John [s. of Samuel] 

P.owne, John Addison 

p.ow ne, John Deats 

Bowne, John I)., [s. of B. E.] 
Bowne, John II.. 







18 


Bowne 


John Milton 




19 






11 


Bowne 


John h'.. 


11, 


26 






2.". 


Bowne 


Jonathan 




1H 




26, 


11 


Bow lie 


Jonathan [s. of Samuel] 




24 






25 


Bowne 


Jonathan ('.. 




27 


10, 




21 


Bowne 


Joseph [Corp.] 11. 1-. 


19. 20, 


21 






10 


Bowne 


Joseph 


11. 18, 


20 






30 


Bowne 


Joseph [s. of C'has. H.] 




17 


- 




20 


Bowne 


, Joseph [s. of Peter] 




18 




26, 


30 


Bowne 


Joseph [s. of Samuel] 




24 






31 


Bowne 


, Joseph [s. of Samuel, Sr.] 


20, 


25 




11, 


26 


Bowne 


. Hon. Joseph Gardiner 




19 




21, 


25 


Bowne 


Joseph [s. of Joseph] 




24 






19 


Bowne 


Joseph H.. 


20, 


30 






19 


Bowne 


Joseph Holmes 




19 






33 


Bowne 


Katie 




30 




29, 


33 


Bowne 


Laura May- 




30 






18 


Bowne 


Leah 




23 






30 


Bowne 


Leah [d. of James 3d] 




23 




11, 


27 


Bowne 


Lemuel A., 


20, 


30 




26, 


29 


Bowne 


Lewis 




1H 




21, 


23 


Bowne 


Lillie 




33 






20 


Bowne 


Lillie May 




30 






20 


Bowne 


Lydia 


17, 


26 






19 


Bowne 


Lydia [d. of Joseph] 




18 






22 


Bowne 


Lydia [d. of Ohadiah 2d.] 




25 




U, 


27 


Bowne 


Lydia [Holmes] 




7 






20 


Bowne 


Mabel C, 




•.'it 




26, 


30 


Bowne 


Mabel 11., 




30 


is, 


25, 


26 


Bowne 


Maggie A., 




29 






23 


Bowne 


Margaret 


11. 


•20 






33 


Bowne 


Margaret [d. of Joseph] 




24 






33 


Bowne 


Margaret G. 


29, 


33 


oo 

— , 


24, 


25 


Bowne 


Mary 




11 


10, 


oo 


26 


Bowne 


Mary (d. ('has. H.) 


11, 


17 


20, 


22. 


24 


Bowne 


Mary (d. of Ohadiah) 


17. 


25 


21, 


23. 


20 


Bowne 


Mary (d. of Ohadiah 2d.) 




is 






24 


Bow ne 


Mary 


21, 


23 






23 


Bowne 


Mary (d. of Win. Monroe) 




33 






19 


Bowne 


Mary Ann 


11, 


27 






24 


Bowne 


Mary Ann i <1. of Obad. ) 


21, 


23 






19 


Bowne 


Mary Ann 




25 




:-•». 


25 


Bowne 


Mary B. 




19 






29 


Bowne 


Mary E. 




29 




26, 


30 


Bowne 


Mary Prances 




3d 


5, 


6, 1 


, 9 


1 '.OW IIP 


Mary | Lippit) 




17 


•21, 


• )•> 


26 


Bowne 


Mary Lizzie 


27. 


31 


10. 


2-2, 


24 


Bowne 


Matilda 




20 


17. 


18, 


21 


Bowne 


Monroe W. 


17. 


29 






18 


Bowne 


Nehemiah 




18 






18 


Bow lie 


Nelson P. 


26, 


:;o 




21, 


25 


P.owne 


Ohadiah 7. 8, 


17. 25. 


26 






25 


Bowne 


Ohadiah is. of Obad. 1st. | 


17, 20, 


21 






19 


Bow lie 


Ohadiah (s. of Obad. ) 


18, 


26 






11 


Bowne 


Ohadiah ( s. of Obad. 2d.) 




18 




•27. 


31 


Bow ni- 


( Ihadiah 1 s. of Thomas | 




18 




20. 


30 


Bow ne 


Ohadiah (s. of James 2d.) 


21, 23, 


26 



39 



Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 

Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Bowne 
Brady, 



( ►bad iah (s. of Joseph) 

Peter (ensign ) 

Peter 

Peter (s. of Andrew) 

Peter (s. of David ) 

Phebe (Davis) 

Philip 

Philip (s. of James) 

Philip (s. of Obad.) 

Philip (s. of Obad. 2d) 

Philip (s. of Philip) 

Rachel 

Rachel (d. of Chad. ) 

Richard 

Robert 

Sadie M. 

Safety 

Samuel (s. of Jiimes) 

Samuel (s. of John) 

Samuel (in Revo, army) 

Samuel, Jr. 

Samuel (s. of Joseph) 

Samuel (s. of Obad. ) 

Samuel (the tailor) 

Sarah 

Sarah (d. of David) 

Sarah (d. of James) 

Sarah (d. of Elias D. ) 

Sarah 

Sarah (d. of James 3d. ) 

Sarah A. 

Sarah Ann (Apgar) 

Sarah Emma 

Sophia H. 

Thomas 

Stewart L. 

Thomas (s. of Philip) 

Thomas (s. of Wm. ) 

Thomas H. 

Thomas H., Jr. 

Urania 

William 

William 

William 



17, 



s. of James) 
s. of James 2d. ) 
William (s. of David) 
William (s. of Joseph) 
William (of X. Y. ) 
William (s. of Samuel) 
William ( s. of William M. ) 
William B. 
William J. 
William L. 
William M. 
William R. 
Anne 

Brandon, Mary 

Brandon, Sir Thomas 





1!» 


Brannon, Andrew 


11, 


1!) 


Bray, Andrew 




11 


Bray, Daniel 


is. 


21 


Bray, Jobn 


11, 


18 


Bray, Rev. John 




20 


Brewer, Maria 




7 


Bridwell, Frances 




23 


Brokaw, Maria 


21, 


23 


Brown, Barbara 




18 


Browne, William 




23 


Bryan, Deborah 


23, 


25 


Buckalew, Peter 




21 


Bullen, 




24 


Burns, Mary 




25 


Butcher, Jonathan 




29 


By Hinge, Edward 




20 


Capner, Joseph 


21, 


25 


Carman. Deborah 


10, 


24 


Carman, Margaret 




11 


Carman, Martha 


20, 


25 


Carman, Mary 


20, 


24 


Carman, Samuel 


21 23 


24 


Carr, Sir Robert 




24 


Carroll, John H. 




7 


Carpenter, Elizabeth 




18 


Carteret, Sir George 




23 


Case, Ann 


26, 


30 


Case, Catharine 




20 


Case, John Philip 




23 


Chambers, Margaret 


29, 


33 


Champneys, Edward 




17 


Cbampneys, John 


27, 


31 


Champneys, Mary 


26, 


29 


Champneys, Priscilla 


18, 20, 


21 


Charles I. 




27 


Charles II. 




23 


Chirbury, John 




25 


Churchill, Arabella 


29, 


33 


Churchill, Sir Walter 




33 


Clarke, Walter 




24 


Clement, Mercy 


E 


, 7 


Collins, Catharine 


10, 


22 


Collins, Francis 


10, 


11 


Collins, Sarah 




18 


Conover, Amanda 




24 


Conover, Anne Adelia 




20 


Conover, Augustus 


20, 


24 


Conover, Augustus, Jr 




33 


Conover, Charles 


26, 


30 


Conover, David 




27 


Conover, George 


27, 


31 


Conover, Mary Ellen 


29, 


33 


Conover, Patience 


27 


31 


Conover, Samuel 




30 


Conover, William 




12 


Cook, Charles W. 




12 


Cook, Etta 



5, 
6, 



21 
18 

IK 
10 

18 
29 
32 
27 
30 
21 
30 
26 

8 
27 
26 
15 
17 
24 
21 
16 
16 
16 

5 
31 
20 
15 
35 
35 
35 
31 
34 
34 
34 
34 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 

6 
15 
15 
14 
15 
27 
32 
27 
27 
27 
32 
27 
27 
20 
27 
27 
31 
31 



40 



< look, Lawrence C. 
Cook. Stephen C. 
Cooper, • r. Raymond 
Cooper, Isabel 

Cooper, .Joseph 

Cooper, Ronald 

Cooper, Thomas 
( ""per. William 
Cooper. William J. 
Corle, Ann 
Corle, Samuel 
Cornbury, Gov. 
Covert, Elizabeth 
Covert, Sir Walter 
Cowderick, Augustus 
Cowderick, Flowreuce M. 
Cowderick, Wary E. 
Cowdeiick. Maurice 
Crawford, Catharine 
( raw ford, Esther 
Crawford, James (i. ? 
Crawford, John 
( 'raw ford, William 
Crawford, William [2] 
Cromwell, (>., 
Cronce, Sarah 
Da\ is, Nicholas 
Davis, 1'hebe 
Dayton, Col. 
DeatS, Anna 
Deats, Margaret 
Deats. Mary 
Deats. William 
DeBowe, John 
DeBow, Margaret 
DeBowe, Susanna 
Dennis, Joseph 
DeReimer, Abraham 
DeReimer, Catherine 
Dry, Tunis Direckson 
Dietrich, Elizabeth A., 
Dietrich, Jacob 
Dilts, Hannah 
Dilts, Peter 
Dodson, Enily 
Edmonds, Howard 
Edmonds, Lorenzo 
Edmonds, Morris 
Edward 1 1. 
Edward III. 
Eick, Ann 
Ellis. Jonathan 

Ellis, Joseph 
Ellis, Capt. Joseph 
Ellis, Mary 

Ellis, Rebecca 

Ellis, Sarah 





:;i 


Ellis Sarah [Bates] 


1 1. 15 




31 


Ellis, Simeon 


14, 15 




33 


Ellis, Simeon [2d] 


15 




33 


Ellis, William 


If) 




33 


Emericli. Barbara E., 


30 




33 


Etherwolf, Earl 


12 




20 


Evans, H. Clay 


111 




33 


Fenwick, Ann 


15, ::i 




33 


Fenwick, Elizabeth 


15, 33 




10 


Eenwick, John 


ir>, lo, :;:;, :;i 




1!) 


Fenw ick, Johannes 


33 




8 


Fenwick, l'riseilla 


i:., 34 




33 


Fen wick, Sir Robert 


:;:; 




33 


Fenwick, Roger Esq., 


:;:; 




31 


Fenwick, Sir William 


33 




31 


Fleming, David 


32 




31 


Fleming, Margaret 


32 




:n 


Fleming, Violetta 


32 


IT, 


21 


Fleming, William 


32 


17, 


21 


Fisher, Ann Mary 


19 




22 


Fisher, John C, 


19 


17, 


21 


Fisher Mary 


1- 


17, 


20 


Forman, Samuel 


21 


17, 


21 


Fox, George 


22 U 




:;4 


Foy, Patrick 


20 




n 


Frame, Joshua 


15 







Fraux, 


8 


•20, 


24 


Fulper, Elizabeth 


28 




16 


Furman, Amity 


20 


10, 


11 


Garrison, Benjamin 


is 




11 


George, Elizabeth 


32 




10 


Gibbons, Richard 


5, 0. 9 




10 


Gildersleave, Elizabeth 


20 




21 


Gill, John 


10 


20, 


2:; 


Gingery, Charles 


:;o 


20, 


24 


Gingery, Henry H., 


30 




21 


Gingery, James Nelson 


30 




1!) 


Gingery, Roy 


30 




1!) 


( ioddard, Caroline C, 


31 




13 


Goddard, Warmer 


31 




:::; 


Golding, William 


.">. 0. !), 23 




23 


Goldsmith. George 


14 




::.-> 


( rordon, Thomas 


10 




35 


( trover, James 


0, !• 




:;o 


(iro\ er, James Jr., 


17, 21, 25 




32 


(irovcr, Rebecca [w. of Win. 


J Sow ne] 22 




32 


Gray, Arthur 


10 




32 


Griffeth, Francis 


28 




12 


Griffeth, George W., 


.'- 




12 


1 lacker, Col. 


34 




17 


Haiii. Augusta 


33 


11, 16, 


16 


1 lain, John 


33 




lo 


Hamilton. John Esq., 


7. 12 13 




10 


Hampton. John 


31 




i:> 


Hanks, Anne [Nancy ] 


22 


14, Id. 


:::; 


Hanks. Col. 


34 




lo 


Halfpence. Nusan I)., 


20 



41 



1 lartshorne, Catharine 




2:? 


1 lartshorne, Elizabeth 




22 


Hartshorne, Elizabeth 0., 


10, 20, 22, 


23 


Hartshorne, Ezekiel 




23 


Hartshorne, Hugh 




23 


Hartshorne, Margaret 




23 


Hartshorne, Margaret [2] 




23 


Hartshorne, Richard 


22, 23, 


25 


Hartshorne, Robert 


21, 


23 


Hartshorne, Thomas 




21 


Hartshorne, William 


21 22 


23 


Hawk, Margaret 




30 


Hayes, Sarah Jane 




19 


Hedge, Samuel 


15, 


34 


Hedge, Fenwick 




34 


Hedge, John 




34 


Hedge, Nathan 




34 


Hedge, Samuel 


15, 


34 


Hedge, Samuel Jr., 




34 


Hedge, William 




34 


Hendrickson, Daniel 




20 


Hendrickson, William 




21 


Henry VIII. 




12 


Herndon, Anrelia 




32 


Herndon, Francis Marion 




32 


Herndon, George 




32 


Herndon, Jeremiah 




32 


Herndon, Susan 




32 


Herndon, William 




32 


Hendershot, Catharine 




32 


Hill, Frances 




10 


Hill, Isaac 


16, 


17 


Hill, James 




10 


Hill, Jonathan 




l(i 


Hill, Jonathan [2] 


16 


17 


Hill, Joseph 




16 


Hill, Martha 


16, 


17 


Hill, Martha [Carman] 




17 


Hill, Mary 




16 


Hill, Richard 




16 


Hill, Samuel 




16 


Hill, Samuel [2] 




10 


Hill, Sarah 




10 


Hill, William 




16 


Hinchman, Mary 




16 


Hoff, Charity 




20 


Hoff, Clara May 




32 


Hofi, William Hall 




32 


Holbert, James 




5 


Holcombe, Anna 




30 


Holcombe, Amos 




29 


Holcombe, Charles P>., 




29 


Holcombe, Ida S., 





19 


Holcombe, Lewis 




29 


Holcombe, Mary A., 




29 


Holcombe, Reading 




30 


Holcombe, Stella M., 




29 



Hollingshead, John 

Hollingshead, Mary 

Hollingshead, William 

Holloway, Rebecca Ann 

Holmes, Deliverence 

Holmes, Jonathan 

Holmes, Lydia 

Holmes, Obadiah [Judge] 

Holmes, Rev. Obadiah 

Hoof man, Angie 

Hoppock, Elizabeth 

Hoppock, Henry 

Hoppock, Margaret M., 

Howard, John 

Hubbard, James 

Huffman, Theodore P., 

Hugg, Margaret 

Hultz, Albert R. , 

Hultz, Charles E., 

Hultz, Jobn G., 

Hultz, J. William 

Hultz, Laura E. B., 

Hunt, Harriet P., 

Hunt, Peter 

Hunt, Wilson 

Hunter, Gov., 

James, Duke of York 

Jones, Robert 

Johnson, Mathias 

Johnson, Sadie 

Kerr, Andrew B., 

Kerr, Barbara 

Kerr, David 

Kerr, John 

Kelly, Rose 

King, Anne Elizabeth 

King, Robert E., 

Kirkpatrick, Sarah 

Kitch, Frances 

Kitch, David 

Lair, Anna Augusta 

Lair, Garret 

Lake, Jane 

Lake, Sarah 

Lake, Thomas 

LaRue, Jane 

Layton, Mary 

Lee, Eliza 

Lee, Hannah M., 

Lee, William T., 

Leeds, Daniel 

Lincoln, Abraham 

Lincoln, Abraham [Pres. U. S.] 

Lincoln, Anne 

Lincoln, Hannah [Salter] 

Lincoln, Mary 

Lincoln, Mordecai 



14 



15 
15 

15 
33 
18 
9 
7 
7 
6, 7 
27 
26 
26 
20 
20 
6 
19 
14 
31 
31 
31 
31 
31 
30 
20 
30 
13 
5, (i 
22 
20 
32 
30 
30 
30 
30 
29 
29 
29 
19 
30 
30 
31 
31 
35 
35 
35 
31 
20, 25 
32 
30 
30 
14 
22 
22 
22 
22 
22 
22 



42 



Lincoln, Samuel [emigrant} 
Lincoln, Thomas 

Lippit, Mary 
Livingston, Col. 

Lock. Catharine [P.owne] 

Lock. Charles 

Lock, Charles [2] 

Lock, Joseph erre 

Longfield, Elizabeth 

Lurtin, Thomas 

McClary, Charlotte 

Mc( lease. John 

Mel ; randy. Catharine 

Me( rrandy, Nelson 

McGrandy, Robert 

McPherson, Eliza 

Marshall, Susan 

Mason. Maria 

Mattison, Joseph 

Middlebrook, Caroline Crane 

Middlebrook, Stephen Allen 

Miller, Henry 

Miller, Mary 

Mitchell. Jaearaiafa 

Mitchell. Sarah 

Montgomery, William 

Moore. Mary 

Morford, Thomas 

Morgan, Charles 

Morgan, James 

Morris, Adeline 

Morris, Charles 

Morris, Gov. Lewis 

Moss, Jane 

Mott, Deborah [Bowne] 

Mott, < rerehoni 

Mott. James 

Mott, John 

Moxden, Phebe 

Newbold, Barzillia 

Newbold, Margaret 

Newbold, Sarah 

New by. Mark 

Nicolls. Col. Richard 

Nicolls. Mary 

Ogden, Col. 

Opdyoke, Rachel 

Oswald, Col. 

Patterson. Andrew 

Patterson, Austin IL, 

Patterson, Ldwanl 

Patterson, Ldwanl [Lieut.) 

Patterson, Faith 

Patterson, Hon. George W., 

Patterson, James 

Patterson, John 

Patterson, John C. 



21 22 



18, 



■>.-» 



22 


Patterson, ('apt. John ('.. 




25 


22 


Patterson, Joseph 




25 


17 


Patterson, Capt. Thomas 




•->."» 


10 


Paul, James 


2(1 


21 


17 


I'enn. William 




14 


17 


Phayor, Lieu. Col. 




::i 


17 


Pike, 




8 


17 


Pilgee, Mary 






17 


Pittenger, Hannah 




is 


1 1 


PolhemtlB, Cornelius 




17 


2li 


Potts, Belle 




30 


25 


Potts, Elijah 




30 


29 


Poppomora, 




5 


29 


Qneen, Anne 


8 


12 


2J) 


Rainear, Cora Amelia 




:;i 


30 


Rainear, Lewis B., 




31 


27 


Rainear, William 1L, 




:il 


28 


Rapalie, Ann 




13 


26 


Rapalie, Joris Jansen 




13 


19 


Reading, Amanda 


IT, 


27 


19 


Reading, Amos T., 


28, 


32 


18 


Reading. Anderson B., 28, 


31, 


32 


27 


Reading, Ann 




14 


20 


Reading, Anna 




17 


20 


Reading, Anna Amelia 




32 


16 


Reading, Anna B., 




28 


26 


Reading, Anne 




17 


25 


Reading, Anne [d. of Gideon] 




28 


5 


Reading, Anne [Rowne] 




17 


21 


Reading, Anne J., 




28 


: > ,: > , 


Reading, Anne Jane 


28, 


32 


:tt 


Reading, Arabella [Churchill] 




12 


13 


Reading, Asa B., 


28, 


32 


33 


Reading, Cornelia P.., 




28 


22 


Reading, Cornelius L., 


29, 


32 


22 


Reading. Daniel 




14 


20 


Reading, Deborah 




Ki 


22 


Reading, Dorothy 




32 


20 


Reading. Edward Allen 




28 


20 


Reading, Elizabeth 


12, 


L5 


22 


Reading, Elizabeth [d. of Gov. John] 




14 


20 


Reading. Elizabeth [d. of Capt. Tom.] 




k; 


14 


Reading, Ella M., 




32 


6 


Reading, Ellis 




Ki 


26 


Reading, Elsie 




13 


Ki 


Reading. Emeline 




28 


31 


Reading. Lna May 




32 


Ki 


Reading. Ethel 




28 


2f> 


Reading. Fannie 1... 




28 


25 


Reading, Francis 




17 


25 


Reading, Francis [s. of John B.] 


28, 


32 


25 


Reading. George 




14 


25 


Reading, < leorge 




Ki 


25 


Reading, * reorge E., 




28 


25 


Reading, < lideon 1".., 


17, 


28 


25 


Reading, Hannah L.. 




28 


25 


Reading, Harry 




:'.2 



43 



Reading, Henry 




27 


Reading, Thomas [s. of ('apt. T.] 




16 


Reading, Henry P., 




32 


Reading, Thomas W., 




17 


Reading, Henry S., 


17 


28 


Reading, William [sheriff] 




12 


Reading, Howard Carroll 




32 


Reading, William [s. of John] 




12 


Reading, Ida 




28 


Reading, William [s. of Francis] 


17 


27 


Reading, James 




16 


Reape, William 


6 


, 9, 


Reading, John Esq., 




12 


Reed, Joseph 




16 


Reading, John [s. of John] 




12 


Reid, Anna 


18 


20 


Reading, Rev. Dr. John 




12 


Reid, Catharine 




32 


Reading, Col. John 


12 


13 


Reid, Helena 


IS 


20 


Reading, Gov. John 


13 


14 


Reid, Col. John 




18 


Reading, John [s. of Gov. John] 




14 


Rhine, Edith Isabel 




32 


Reading, John B., 


17 


28 


Rhine, William 




32 


Reading, John W., 


28, 


32 


Richardson, Richard 




9 


Reading, John William 




28 


Rockafellow, Daniel 




30 


Reading, John Y., 


29, 


32 


Rockafellow, Susanna 




30 


Reading. Joseph Esq., 




14 


Rodenbough, Catharine 




32 


Reading, Capt. Joseph 


16, 


17 


Rue, Priscilla V., 




31 


Reading, Joseph [s. of Francis] 




17 


Rupell, Phebe A., 




32 


Reading, Kate 




27 


Ryerson, Abraham 




13 


Reading, Kiziah G., 




28 


Ryerson, Ann 




13 


Reading, Lambert 




28 


Ryerson, Blandina 




13 


Reading, Leona 




32 


Ryerson, Elizabeth 




13 


Reading, Leroy 




32 


Ryerson, Francis 




13 


Reading, Leslie M., 




32 


Eyerson, Geo. Esq., 




13 


Reading, Lily 




27 


Ryerson, Geogre [2] 




13 


Reading, Lizzie M., 




28 


Ryerson, John 




13 


Reading, Lloyd F. 




32 


Ryerson, Luke 




13 


Reading, Mabel 




32 


Ryerson, Martin 




13 


Reading, Mabel C, 




28 


Ryerson, Martin [2] 




13 


Reading, Martha 


17, 


28 


Ryerson, Mary 




13 


Reading, Mary 




14 


Ryerson, Ryer 




13 


Reading, Mary [d. of Thomas] 




16 


Salter, Asher 


26, 


27 


Reading, Mary Alice 




32 


Salter, Benjamin 




30 


Reading, Mary Ellen 


28, 


32 


Salter, Clarkson H.. 




30 


Reading, Mary R., 




32 


Salter, George R., 


27, 


30 


Reading, Mary [Ryerson] 




14 


Salter, Hannah 




22 


Reading, Mildred 




32 


Salter, John 


21, 


27 


Reading, Miller K., M. D., 


10, 17, 


28 


Salter, John 




27 


Reading, Miller K., Jr., 




32 


Salter, John B., 


27, 


30 


Reading, Minnie 




28 


Salter, Lillie M., 




30 


Reading, Maud C, 




28 


Salter, Mildred L., 




31 


Reading, Nathaniel Esq., 




12 


Salter, Raymond 




30 


Reading, Oscar F., 


17, 


28 


Salter, Richard 




22 


Reading, Pearl 




32 


Salter, Sarah 




22 


Reading, Rebecca 




32 


Salter, Thomas 




21 


Reading, Rebecca [Ellis] 




16 


Salter, William A., 




31 


Reading. Rebecca C, 




28 


Salter, William L., 


27, 


31 


Reading, Richard 




12 


Sands, Mary 




18 


Reading, Richard [s. of Gov.] 




14 


Schenck, Garratt 




20 


Reading, Robert [Rev.] 




12 


Schenck, Sarah 


20, 


25 


Reading, Robert [Lord] 




12 


Schout, Anna 




13 


Reading, Samuel 




14 


Sea brook, Anna 




18 


Reading, Sarah 




14 


Seals, Sarah C, 




30 


Reading, Sarah [d. of Capt. Thomas] 




16 


Sellers, Josephene 




33 


Reading, Thomas 




12 


Shampanore, Andrew J., 




31 


Reading, Capt. Thomas 


14, 16, 


33 


Shanipanore, Andrew L., 




31 



44 



Shampanore, Dora L. r 

Shampanore, Edward R., 

Shampanore, < reorge E., 

Shampanore, Henry [Bowne] 

Sharp, Thomas 

Shrope, Charles W. r 

Shrope, Eva 

Shrope. Phebe A.. 

Shrope, Robert I'... 

Shrope, Sylvester V., 

Skelton, 

Skillman, Cornelia Maria 

Slight, Joseph 

Smith, Andrew 

Smith, A slier 

Smith. Edward 

Smith Jasper 

Smith, Lawrence 

Smith, Mary Ann 

Spicer, Mary 

Spicer, Samuel 

Steelman, [Lieut.] 

Still well, John 

Stillwell, .Mary [Bowne] 

Stillwell, Dr. Richard 

stiie, Ann Elizabeth 

Stockton, Samuel 

Stoker, Mary 

Stout, Alice 

Stout, Benjamin 

Stout, David 

Stout, .lames 

Stout, John 

Stout, Jonathan 

stout. Mary 

Stout, Penelope 

stout. Peter 

Stout, Richard 

Stout, Richard [2] 

Stout, Sarah 

Strj ker, Adj. Gen. W. S. y 

Stnyvesant, Go* . 

Swazy, Elizabeth 

Swyn, 

Sylvester, Nathaniel 

T;nt, Edward 
Taylor, Mary 
Thackara, Thomas. 
Thatcher, Eliza 
Thatcher, Aaron 
Thatcher, Jonas 
Thatcher, Mary 
Thatcher. Samuel 

Thomas, Amanda 

Thomas, Jacob 
Thomasse, Lawrence 
Throckmorton, John 



:., ii. 



:?i 


Throp, Addie M. 


31 


Tiger, Amanda 


31 


Ti<jer, Christopher 


:i\ 


Tiger, Jacob 


11. ir> 


Tilton. John Jr. 


32 


Tilton, Patience 


33 


Tilton, Peter 


32 


Tisue, Conestina 


32 


Toner, Isabella 


32 


Toner, Owen 


8 


Totraan, John 


1!» 


Townsend. Sarah 


14 


Townsend, William B. 


26 


Trico, Catalina 


20 


Trieo, Jemmy mis 





Trafford, Thomas 


l(i 


Trout, Sarah 


20 


Turner, Robert 


26 


Van L'rackle, John 


15 


Van Deripe, Mary Ellen 


f>, (> 


Vandervere, John 


24 


Van Dyck, Elizabeth 


21 


Van Princes, Penelope 


25> 26 


Van Zant, John 


25, 20 


Van Zant, William 


SI 


Varnum, Col. 


34 


Vanghan, Elizabeth 


20 


Wall, John 


s 


Walling, Mary E. 


s 


Webester, Sarah 


8 


Weiss, Jonas 


s 


Welch, Mary 


8 


Wenzel, Anne 


8 


Wenzel, Etta 


8 


Wenzel, Join) 


8 


Wenzel, Mary E. 


s 


Wenzel. William 


i, 8, 9 


West, Eliza 


s 


West, Sarah 


s 


Whitlock, Thomas 


11 


Willetts, Townsend 


5 


Willever, Eliza Z. 


20 


Willever, Mary L. 


12 


Willever, I [enry .1. 


6 


Williams, Thomas 


s 


Williamson. Elizabeth 


•20, 23 


Williamson, Ira 


11 


Wilson, Sarah 


28, :',-> 


Wine, Alice 


.",.-> 


Wine, William 


35 


Winter, Andrew 


:'„-> 


Winter, Andrew [2] 


35 


Winter, Ann 


•.'? 


Winter, Catharine 


•ii 


Winter, James 


20 


Winter, Rachel 


8. 9 


Winter. < >badiah 





19 




27 




27 




27 




6 




21 




9 




:::; 




•2!) 




•20 




5 




28 




28 




13 




13 




14 




16 


14 


15 


1" 


20 




32 




21 




•20 




s 




30 




30 




10 




28 


2*> 


•25 




30 




:;i 




:;:>» 




17 


•-'7, 


31 


27. 


;u 


27. 


31 




27 




30 




32 




5 




•20 




29 




31 




::i 




■;■> 




2* 




28 


•JO. 


2:1 




32 




32 


■-'1. 


•21 


21, 


•21 


21, 


■21 


•.'1. 


24 


21, 


24 


-'1, 


24 


•21, 


24 



Wolverton, Elizabeth 
Wolverton, Sarah H. 
Wothly, John 
Young, Abraham 
Young, Adam 
Young, Eugene 
Young, Francis 
Young, Frederick 
Young, Gertrude 
Young, Jacob 
Young, John 
Young, John W. 
Young, Henry 
Young, Mary H. 
Young, Rutsen 





27 


Young, Catharine 




30 


Young, David 




25 


Young, Eliza [Thatcher] 




2M 


Young, Elizabeth 


28, 


35 


Young, Johnnes 




28 


Young, Josiah 




28 


Young, Margaret 




28 


Young, Margaritie 




28 


Young, Mecheld 


28, 


35 


Young, Peter D., 


28, 


35 


Young, Sarah 




28 


Zane, Robert 




28 


Zinc, Caroline 


28, 


35 

28 


Zouch, Lord Edward 



45 

:?5 
::r, 
35 
::.-, 
:;i 
35 
35 
34 
34 
:;r. 
35 
14 
29 
12 



INDEX TO PLACES. 



Aden, Va. 


10, 


29, 


32, 


35 


Albany, N. Y., 








6 


Amboy, N. J., 






18, 


25 


America, 6, 7, 26, 


29, 


31, 


34, 


35 


Amsterdam, Holland, 






«, 


13 


Annvell, [Township] N. J., 


12, 


H, 


16, 


35 


Aslidown, England, 








12 


Baptisttown, N. J., 








29 


Barnegat, N. J., 








2:? 


Beargrass Fort, Ky., 








22 


Bergen Co., N. J., 








13 


Berks Co., England, 






12, 


15 


Bethlehem [township,] X. J. 








35 


Bordentown, N. J., 








31 


Bowne Station, N. J., 








20 


Brooklyn, N. Y., 








13 


Bruchkobel, Germany, 








27 


Buccleugh, Eng., 








33 


Buckingham Meeting, 








13 


Buckinghamshire, England , 








12 


Bucks Co., Pa., 


13, 


16, 


17, 


26 


Burlington, X. J., 






12, 


15 


Burlington, Co., N. J., 




15, 


20, 


23 


Bustleton, N. J., 








23 


Camden [County,] N. J., 






14, 


15 


Canterbury, England, 








12 


Cape May Co., X. J., 








16 


Carlisle, England, 








34 


Castle Valley, Pa., 






17, 


29 


Cherry ville, X. J., 




11, 


26, 


27 


Chester Co., Pa., 








22 


Chester Meeting, 








15 


Cohancey, X. J., 








7 


College of Physicians and Surgeons 


S 






29 


Cokesburg, X. J., 








27 


Cooper's Creek, X. J., 








14 


Copper Hill, X. J.. 








32 



Crosswicks, X. J., 

Croton, X. J., 

Croyen, England, 

Cumberland, England, 

Cumberland Co., X. J., 

Delaware Township, X. J. 

Denmark, 

Dover, England, 

Dover Castle, England, 

Dublin, Ireland, 

Durham, 

East Xew Jersey, 

Elizabeth, X. J., 

Ellisburg, X. J., 

England, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 

Essex Co., Mass., 

Europe, 

Ewing, X. J., 

Exter, Pa., 

Fen wick Grove, X. J., 

Flemington, X. J., 10, 11, 16, 

Fleiuington Baptist Church, 

Fort James, 

Fort Orange, X. Y., 

Fox Hill, X. J., 

France, 

Franklin Township, X. J., 

Freehold, X. J., 

Gravesend, L. I., 

Grays Inn, England, 

Germany, 

Gloucester, X. J., 

Gloucester Co., X. J., 

Haddon field, X. J., 

Hamilton Square, X. J., 

Hertfordshire, 

Heatherne, England, 



K) 
11 
12 
33 
16 
30 
12 
12 
12 
14, 15 
34 
7, 9, 18 
27, 31 
14, 15 
11, 14, 31, 33, 35 
5 
13 
10 
22 
34 
17, 27, 28, 32, 35 
11, 27, 32 
6 
13 
27 
6, 13 
7 
18, 19, 22, 25 
5, 6 
34 
27 
12, 13 
12, 15 
14, 15, 16 
11 
11 
22 



46 



Hereford < '<>., England, 








12 


1 [ighlands, 








23 


Hingham, Mass., 








22 


Hinghanij England, 








22 


High Bridge, N. J., 








31 


Holland, 






13 


•27 


Holmdel, N. J.. 






17 


21 


Holmesbnrg, Pa., 








31 


Holy Island Castle, England, 








::i 


Hopewell, X. J., 








12 


Hop River, N. J., 








8 


Horsely, England, 








33 


Hortensia, X. J.. 








18 


Howell Township, 








25 


Hunterdon Co. X. J., 11, 13, 


16, 


17, 


20, 


20, 


•27. 28, 29, 30, 


31, 


:;.-) 






Illinois. 




26 


30, 


35 


Iowa, 








30 


[rdington, England, 








33 


Ireland, 




«, 


-.'it. 


30 


1\ v Point, X. J., 








31 


Jeffries Creek. .Mass., 








5 


Jersey City, X. J., 








30 


Lambertsville, X. J., 








27 


Lancashire, England, 








7 


Leicestershire, England, 








2:2 


Lorn hardy, Italy, 








17 


London, England, 




11. 


12, 


31 


Long Branch, N. J., 










Long Island, X. Y., 






;" 


. 6 


Louisville, Ky., 








22 


Lower Freehold, X. J., 




18, 


21, 


2o 


Massachusetts, 




7, 8, 


13 


Mettler's Mills. X. J., 








17 


Middlesex Co.. X. J., 








(i 


Middlctown, X. J., 5. 7, 8, !t, 


in, 


18, 


20, 


21, 


22, 23, 24, 25, 26 










Monmouth, X". J., 






22, 


26 


Monmouth Co., X. ,L, 5, o, 7 




10, 


11, 


17, 


L8, 20, 21, •-':;, 25 










Montrose, Pa., 








28 


Morris Co., N. J., 








10 


Mount Amwell, X. .1., 








13 


Neuwied, < Germany, 




•-'7, 


34, 


35 


Xeshanic Creek, X. .1., 








10 


Newark, X. J., 








It) 


New Amsterdam, X. V., 




( 




13 


New Castle Castle, England, 








:;:: 


New England, 






5 


, o 


New Hope Baptist Church, 








32 


New Jersey, •">, 7, 10, 1 1, l"- ( , 


13, 


11. 


15, 


17, 



■2i;, 30, 31, 32, :;:: 
New Netherlands, 
Newport, R. L, 
Newton Township, X. J , 
New York, 
New York City. 



8, lo. 13, 



(J, 13 

4 

1 I. 15 
lo, 13, 20 

17, in. 28 



Niddry Castle. Scotland, 
Norfolk Co., England, 
Northumberland, England, 
Nottinghamshire, England, 

Ocean Co., X. J., 

( Oilman, 111., 
( lystcr Lay, L. I., 
Paris, France, 
Pennsylvania, 
Peoria, ill., 
Perth Amboy, X. J., 
Pequanock, X. J., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Portland Point. N. J., 
Pralhille, X. J., 
Preston, England, 
Princeton College, X. J., 
Prince William Co., Va., 
Quakertown, N. J., 
Quebec, Canada, 
Reading, England, 
Reading Mills, X. J., 
Rehoboth, 

Remish, Prussia, 

Rhode Island, 

Bingoes, N. J., 

Rochelle, France, 

Rosamond, 111., 

Salem, Mass., 

Salem, N. J., 

Salem Co., N. J., 

Sandy Hook, 

Sandy Point, 

Sandy Ridge, X. J., 

Saxon tow n, Germany, 

Schooley's Mountain, N. J., 

Scotland, 

Sergeantsville, X. .1., 
Sheffield, England, 
Shrewsbury, X. J., 

Somerset Co., N. .1,, 
Somerville, X. J., 
South Amboy, X. J., 
Springfield, Pa., 
Springfield, Kv., 
Stanford ham, 

stanton Hall, England, 

Stanton Manor, England, 
Stover's Mill, 

Suffolk Co.. England, 
Sussex, England, 
Sussex Co., X . .1., 
Syracuse, X. V., 
Telford, Pa., 
Tennent, X. .1., 
Tewkesbury Township, X. .1. 
Thornsbury, England, 



11, 17, 22, 

7, 9, 



17 

22 

3,3, 34 

8 

(i 

20 

22 

13 

22 

35 

7, 20 

13 



29, 

• )., 



25 



l!> 
7 

19 
2!), 32 
17. 32 

10 



12. 1 



0, 10, 20, 

1L 



17, 



-,, :;i 

17 

7 

27 

13 

35 

13 

26 

5, 7 

>, 10 

33 

8 



2(1 

33 

27 

30 

31 
23 
9 
13 
34 
21 
2! 
22 
33 

:::; 
33 
17 
12 
:v.\ 
16 
2! I 
33 
19 
27 
34 



47 



Trenton, N. .1., 6, 8, 10, 11, 2 


6, 27, 


30, 


31 


Unionville, N. J., 






28 


University of Cambridge, 






12 


Vallc.v View Church, Va., 






32 


Virginia, 






32 


Waddiagton, England, 






33 


Wallabont, L. I., 






13 


Walnut Grove, 


13, 


14, 


1(3 


Warren Co., N. J., 






29 


Warwickshire, England, 









Washington Co., Ky., 
Washington, I). C, 
Westfield, N. J., 
Westmoreland, England, 

West New Jersey, 
White Hall, N. J., 
Whitehorse, England, 
Wickloe, Ireland, 
Wolfenbuttel, Germany, 
Yorkshire. England, 





22 




10 


17, 18, 


26 




34 


13, 14, 


15 




::i 




12 




14 




27 


5, 16, 


23 



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