Woodbridge- DESCENDANTS OF (1) RICHARD SINGLETARY (alias DUNHAM and later DONHAM) OF HAVERHILL, MA:
[KDS note - Despite the spellings shown below, the family named changed form Dunham to Donham by the second generation.]
(2) JONATHAN DUNHAM (1/17/1640 Haverhill, MA - after 1693) married in MARY BLOOMFIELD (1/15/1642 Newbury, MA - died after 1709)
1. RICHARD, as SINGLETARY
(ca 1657 - 10/16/1711)
2. ESTHER DUNHAM (ca 1659 - 8/14/1690) married 1680 SAMUEL SMITH (1644 - 1729)
3. MARY DUNHAM (12/29/1661 Haverhill, MA - ) married WILLIAM ELLISON of Woodbridge (died 1707) [KDS note - must be ELSTONE.]
4. SARAH DUNHAM (2/3/1663 Haverhill - before 1702)
5. JONATHAN DUNHAM JR. (9/24/1672 Woodbridge - 9/6/1706) married 2/5/1696 Woodbridge ESTER ROLPH. She remarried after his death Dec 23, 1706 EZEKIAL BLOOMFIELD of Woodbridge
Above Dunham history from "Dunham-Singletary Genealogy", Kenneth Royal Dunham, 1987, researched by Gratia Dunham Mahoney, all per James A. Streeter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also Monnette, pp249, 602-603.
Also reference http://www.angelfire.com/in2/kwitina/family/Singletary.html
DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS
BLOOMFIELD [Jr.], b. about 1615 in Woodbridge, Suffolk,
England, d. about 1686 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ; m. to Mary
____ (possibly WITHERS) (b. about 1620, d. unknown); they resided in
Newburyport, Essex Co., MA, and later in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.,
NJ; their children [this intro per http://members.cox.net/mountgen/bloomfie.html]
1. MARY BLOOMFIELD
(b. 5 Jan 1642, d. about 1703) m. Jonathan SINGLETARY (aka DUNHAM)
Mary Bloomfield married David Dunham [a mistake from Monnette, p407]
Mary Bloomfield married Jonathan Dunham [per http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmiddle/WoodbridgePresby.html, 2002]
x. JONATHAN DUNHAM (Jr.)
married ESTHER ROLPHE [per http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmiddle/WoodbridgePresby.html,
Esther remarrried, after death of Jonathan, to EZEKIEL BLOOMFIELD, son of Ezekiel Bloomfield and Hope Fitzrandolph [per http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmiddle/WoodbridgePresby.html, 2002]
xx. dau. EUNICE DUNHAM married Sep 5, 1721 to JOSEPH BLOOMFIELD, eldest son of Ezekiel Bloomfield and Hope Fitzrandolph [per Monnette, pp248, 407]
2. SARAH BLOOMFIELD (b.
30 Dec 1643 - d. 5 May 1689) m. John DENNIS [per http://members.cox.net/mountgen/bloomfie.html]
Sarah Bloomfield married Dec 18, 1668 to JOHN DENNIS [per Monnette, p248]
3. JOHN BLOOMFIELD
(b. 15 Mar 1646 - d. 1713) m. 1st Sarah MOORE, m. 2nd Elsie HEARD
son of Thomas [per Monnette, p407]
married Oct or Dec 1676 to SARAH MOORE [per Monnette, p248]
Sarah deceased Apr 13, 1681 [per Monnette, p260]
John Bloomfield married May 27, 1684 to Elsie Heard [per Monnette, p248 and http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmiddle/WoodbridgePresby.html, 2002]
x. THOMAS BLOOMFIELD, son of John, married MARY HUDE, dau. of Adam Hude [per http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmiddle/WoodbridgePresby.html, 2002]
x. JOHN BLOOMFIELD, son of John and Elsie Heard, married ELIZABETH ___ (d. Dec 27, 1747 age 57) [per http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmiddle/WoodbridgePresby.html, 2002]
4. THOMAS BLOOMFIELD
[III], b. 12 Dec 1648, d. 27 Mar 1679, m. Elizabeth DENNIS [per http://members.cox.net/mountgen/bloomfie.html]
son of Thomas [per Monnette, p407]
married May 10, 1676 to ELIZABETH DENNIS [per Monnette, p248]
5. NATHANIEL BLOOMFIELD
b. 10 Apr 1651, d. 31 May 1689 [per http://members.cox.net/mountgen/bloomfie.html]
son of Thomas [per Monnette, p407]
6. EZEKIAL BLOOMFIELD (b.
1 Nov 1653 - d. 15 Feb 1703) m. HOPE FITZRANDOLPH [per http://members.cox.net/mountgen/bloomfie.html]
Ezekiel Bloomfield (11/1/1653 Newbury, MA - 2/15/1703 Woodbridge, NJ) married 12/22/1680, Piscataway Hope Fitzrandolph
1. TIMOTHY BLOOMFIELD (2/11/1681, Woodbridge, NJ - after 9/20/1748, Woodbridge, NJ) married 4/2/1707, Woodbridge ROSE HIGGENS (Higgins, per Monnette, p248)
2. EZEKIAL BLOOMFIELD JR.
married 12/23/1706 ESTHER ROLFE [KDS note - ROLPHE)
Ezekiel Bloomfield married Dec 23, 1706 to Hester Dunham [per Monnette, p248]
Ezekiel Bloomfield Esq. (d. Jan 14, 1748, age 65) married Esther (d. Sep 25, 1742, age 67) [per Woodbridge Presbyterian Church tombstone inscriptions at http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmiddle/WoodbridgePresby.html, 2002]
[KDS Notes - Ezekial was living, 1712, on a second division lot originally purchased by his grandfather Thomas Bloomfield on the north side of the branch of the Rahway River called Robinson's Branch. Same generation as John Skinner Jr., Richard Skinner Jr. and Wright Skinner and likely the Exekiel Bloomfield who served with the aforementioned Skinners in the Woodbridge company of Thomas Ffarmer's 1715 Regiment. This is the Exekial, who with wife Esther, witnesses the Will of John Skinner Sr. in 1725. According to the Dunham family history, above, Esther's first husband was Jonathan Dunham, Jr.]
3. REBECCA BLOOMFIELD
Rebecca Bloomfield, dau. of Ezekiel, died Dec 28, 1688 [per Monnette, p260]
4. NATHANIEL BLOOMFIELD
Nathaniel Bloomfield, son of Ezekiel, died Oct 15, 1689 [per Monnette, p260]
5. JEREMIAH BLOOMFIELD
(1/28/1693, Woodbridge, NJ - before 1746, Lycoming Co., PA)
married 3 Jan 1723 Woodbridge by John Pierson (Presbyterian) to Catharine Weekes [per Monnette]
married 1/8/1722 KATHERINE WEEKS [per www.public.asu.edu/~bgertz/, 2002]
[KDS note - The Skinner and Wright families are linked in three successive generations:
1) Deacon Richard Skinner, presumed father of Wright Skinner, married into the Wright family.
2) In Somerset Co. records dated 1738 and 1743, Wright Skinner is twice identified as being brother-in-law of Jonathan Wright. In 1715, Jonathan Wright, along with Benjamin and John Wright, were recorded in Middlesex Co. These individuals, including Jonathan, would thereby be of the correct generation to be a brother-in-law of Wright Skinner. The genealogy of the Wright family of Woodbridge by Monnette (reference genealogy of the Wright Family) is not very detailed and does not include the Jonathan Wright of interest here.
3) Wright Skinner had a daughter Elizabeth who married Ezekiel Bloomfield. Jonathan Wright was said to be the first husband of Hannah Bloomfield, sister of Ezekiel (reference genealogy of the Bloomfield Family). There are several facts that make me question whether Jonathan Wright married Hannah Bloomfield. First, he is shown as being the first of Hannah's two husbands. This is a warning flag that someone may have made a mistake. Second, Hannah was born in 1725. Her father's Will of 1757 indicates that her husband at that time was not Jonathan Wright.
At first glance, the marriage of Jonathan Wright to Hannah Bloomfield might explain Jonathan being called brother-in-law to Wright Skinner. Although the term "brother-in-law" was used rather loosely in the 1700's, this is a bit of a stretch.]
3. EBENEEZER BLOOMFIELD
(b. 2/5/1728) [per Monnette, p737]
4. JEREMIAH BLOOMFIELD (12/7/1730) [per Monnette]
5. EUNICE BLOOMFIELD; called JUDITH BLOOMFIELD (12/7/1730 - __) [per Monnette]
6. URSULA BLOOMFIELD (b. 4/11/1737) [per Monnette]
7. MARY BLOOMFIELD (3/17/1740 - before 1800) married ROBERT MARTIN
8. KATHERINE BLOOMFIELD (Catharine 4/20/1743) [per Monnette]
6. JOSEPH BLOOMFIELD
(3/3/1695 - 5/23/1782) [per Monnette]
(3/21/1695, Woodbridge, NJ - 5/16/1782, Woodbridge, NJ) [per www.public.asu.edu/ ]
married 5 Sep 1721 [per Monnette]; married 1 Sep 1721 [per www.public.asu.edu/ ]
married to cousin EUNICE DUNHAM, daughter of David Dunham [KDS - incorrect] and father's sister Mary Bloomfield.
7. MARY BLOOMFIELD (d. 6/30/1750) married OBADIAH AYERS (12/25/1703 Woodbridge - 1760 Woodbridge)
8. BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD (1701 Woodbridge - 5/26/1772 Woodbridge)
7. REBECCA BLOOMFIELD (b.
4 Mar 1656) [per http://members.cox.net/mountgen/bloomfie.html]
8. RUTH BLOOMFIELD (b. 4
Jul 1659 - d. 4 Sep 1678) [per http://members.cox.net/mountgen/bloomfie.html]
9. TIMOTHY BLOOMFIELD (b. 1 Apr 1664 - d. 28 Dec 1678) [per http://members.cox.net/mountgen/bloomfie.html]
Above Bloomfield history per www.public.asu.edu/~bgertz/family/ except as noted otherwise.
THOMAS BLOOMFIELD married May 1, 1705 to SARAH MOORES [per Monnette, p248]
ELIZABETH BLOOMFIELD married married Sep 8, 1737 to THOMAS PIKE [per Monnette, p248]
Parentage Unknown, but a part of the above Bloomfield family:
ANDREW BLOOMFIELD (1716-1753) married [KDS - seems to be of wrong generation] ANNA HUDE (1698-1775) with following son:
x. THOMAS BLOOMFIELD SR.
(Nov 23, 1746 - Jan 15, 1814 , relocated to Bloomfield Twnshp.,
Fayette Co., PA) married 8/4/1772 OR 1773, Middlesex Co., NJ to
ELIZABETH MORRIS (4/6/1751 - 4/3/1829), neice of Robert Morris,
Financier of the Revolutionary War.
children - Catherine, Isaac, Robert, Lewis Morris, Anna, Stephen, Andrew, Thomas (1792, Fayette Co., PA - 12/20/1866, Crawford Co., PA, married (multiple)), and Elizabeth.
[KDS note - Captain Richard Skinner helped post the marriage bond for Thomas Bloomfield.]
Per genealogy.genforum.com, 2003 - entitled "Re: Thomas Bloomfield, b.23Nov1746 NJ" ; Posted by: Tom Woodard; Post Date: July 06, 1999; #100 of 569; In Reply to: "Thomas Bloomfield, b.23Nov1746 NJ by Lynn Kappelman"
Also reference www.rootsweb.com/~pacrawfo/Cemeteries/bloomfield/bloomfield.htm, 2002 and www.alltel.net/~yoset/CCo/history/1885/Bloomfield.html, 2002 Google cache, for information concerning the children of Thomas and Elizabeth Bloomfield not reproduced here.
ANNA HUDE (husband, Andrew Bloomfield) was daughter of Adam Hude and Marion Renwick (b. 1660)
Per genealogy.genforum.com, 2003 - entitled "Re: Thomas Bloomfield, b.23Nov1746 NJ; Posted by: James Russell Gordley (ID *****9943) Date: November 30, 2002 at 15:10:59; In Reply to: Re: Thomas Bloomfield, b.23Nov1746 NJ by Tom Woodard #586 of 594.
Above DeCamp history per www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/3129/query001.htm, 2002, except as noted otherwise.
Woodbridge - DESCENDANTS OF JOSHUA WRIGHT:
1. JOSHUA WRIGHT of "The Falls of the Delaware River, 1690" (Trenton, NJ)
2. JOSEPH WRIGHT (d.
1715) of Chesterfield, Burlington Co.
2. ELIZABETH WRIGHT married PETER FRETWELL
Above Wright History per Monnette, p878.
Below Wright History per http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/users/mount/wright1.html, 2002. Although more extensive than Monnette's work, above, the below work shows no details for the Woodbridge branch of the family - the family of Robert Wright Sr. The same is true of other extensive Wright histories available at (1) freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kallenbach and (2) www.ristenbatt.com/genealogy/.
(1) Peter WRIGHT, b. 1570 in East Riding, Yorkshire,
England, d. Dec 1617 in Yorkshire, England; m., 7 Jun 1594 in
England, to Ann ____; they resided in Thorpe, Howden and Knedlington,
East Riding, Yorkshire, England; Their child:
[#2] i. Robert, b. 1604, d. Jul 1651, m. Alice LAWTIE.
(2) Robert WRIGHT, b. 1604 in Howden, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, d. Jul 1651 in Yorkshire, England; m., 1 Aug 1629 in England, to Alice LAWTIE (b. unknown); they resided in Howden, East Riding, Yorkshire, England; their children:
[#3] i. Joshua [Sr.], b. 1633, d. 10 Aug 1695, m. Elizabeth EMPSON;
ii. Samuel, b. about 1643, d. before Mar 1690, m. Mary STARKEY;
iii. Thomas, b. 1630, d. 21 Jan 1706, m. 1st Mary ____, m. 2nd Ann ____;
iv. Elizabeth, b. about 1632, d. Jul 1633;
v. Alice, b. 1635, d. Apr 1661.
(3) Joshua WRIGHT [Sr.], b. 1633 in Howden, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, d. 10 Aug 1695 in Falls of the Delaware, Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ; m: 10 Apr 1669 in England, to Elizabeth EMPSON (b. unknown, d. 12 Jan 1705; daughter of William EMPSON); they resided in Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co. [now Mercer Co.], NJ; their children:
i. Elizabeth, b. 9 Apr 1670, d. 1733, m. Peter FRETWELL;
[#4] ii. Joshua [Jr.], b. 16 Mar 1672, d. 1741, m. Rebecca STACY;
iii. Robert, b. 2 Aug 1678, d. 1742, m. 1st Elizabeth HIERTON, m. 2nd Isabel WARE [KDS note - Robert Wright Sr. of Woodbridge];
iv. Thomas, b. 2 Jul 1681, d. 30 Mar 1769, m. Elizabeth PARKER;
v. John, b. Oct 1683, d. 1733, m. Abigail CRISPIN;
vi. Joseph, b. about 1685, d. about 1715, m. Mary SCHOOLEY;
vii. Samuel, b. Dec 1689, d. 1762, m. 1st Sarah WRIGHT, m. 2nd Rebecca KIRBY;
viii. Richard, b. unknown, d. 1755, m. Sarah ____.
Joshua [Sr.] was a member of the NJ Provincial Assembly.
(4) Joshua WRIGHT [Jr.], b. 16 Mar 1672 in Howden, Yorkshire, England, d. 1741 in New Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ; m. 7 Jun 1705 in Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington Co., NJ, to Rebecca STACY (b. 8 Jun 1684, d. after 1756; daughter of Mahlon STACY & Rebecca ELY); they resided in New Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ; their children:
[#5] i. David [Sr.], b. about 1706, d. 16 Jun 1791, m. Sarah THORN;
ii. Joshua [III], b. about 1707, d. 1751, m. Thomasin PANCOAST;
[#6] iii. Elizabeth, b. 1708, d. 27 Jan 1747, m. Isaac KNIGHT [Jr.];
iv. Mahlon, b. 1714, d. 3 Jan 1786, m. Mary THORNE;
v. Rebecca, b. 1724, d. 1790, m. John TERRY;
vi. Nathan, b. unknown, d. about 1752, m. Elizabeth ____.
[KDS note - Extensive Wright genealogies are also available at (1) freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kallenbach and (2) www.ristenbatt.com/genealogy/. These genealogies indicate that the descendents of Joshua Wright were located in Burlington Co., NJ and make no mention of the family of Robert Wright Sr. of Woodbridge included above. The Burlington Co. Wright family does include Elizabeth Fretwell and her son-in-law Jonathan Wright, shown above.]
Woodbridge - DESCENDENTS OF HON. SAMUEL MOORE AND MATTHEW MOORES (brothers) of Newbury, MA:
1. HON. SAMUEL MOORE
1. FRANCIS MOORE (d. 1729
Elizabeth) married JANE ___ and had children
2. SARAH MOORE (ca 1655 Newbury - ) married 1676 Woodbridge JOHN BLOOMFIELD
3. RACHEL MOORE (ca1660 - ) married 14 Mar 1678 JONATHAN DENNIS
4. ELIZABETH MOORE (7/30/1668 - ) married 8 Dec 1687 Woodbridge RICHARD SMITH of Piscataway
5. SAMUEL MOORE, JR. (3/31/1670 Woodbridge - 1703) married 29 Oct 1693 SARAH HIGGINS of Piscataway
6. THOMAS MOORE (7/26/1672 Woodbridge - ) married 25 Dec 1699 MARY WHITE
2. MATTHEW MOORES, SR. (d. May 20, 1691) married 27 May 1662, Newbury MA SARAH SAVORY
1. SARAH MOORE (12/15/1663 Newbury - 12/4/1689 Woodbridge) married JOHN ROLPH ( d. 6/4/1690)
Above Moore History per Monnette, pp618,9.
[KDS note - There are numerous John Moores shown above. One of these John Moores served as Captain of the Third Company (Woodbridge Company) of Thomas Ffarmers 1715 Regiment, and is commonly referred to as Captain John Moore. On page 619, Monnette designates John Moore, 7th child of the Honoarable Samuel Moore, as being the Captain. Later, on page 878, Monnette refers to the 6th son of Matthew Moore as being the Captain. And the 'New Jersey Browns', p19, refers to the latter's son, also John Moore, as being the Captain - something that is clearly incorret when you look at his date of birth. I am not sure there are any records which define which John Moore was actually the Captain. However, when you look at the three Skinners who served under Captain John Moore, you would guess that Monnette, p878, is correct. This John Moore was brother-in-law of Deacon Richard Skinner and had a neice, Sarah Moore, who also married into the Skinner family. One might also guess from this that it would be likely that neice Sarah Moore would have married one of the three Skinners who served in Ffarmer's regiment. All three Skinners would have been of her generation, though slightly older. Of the three, John Skinner Jr. can be excluded as his wife's first name was not Sarah. That would leave Richard Skinner Jr. or Wright Skinner as being her potential husband, both of whom I presume to be sons of Deacon Richard Skinner.]
Woodbridge - DESCENDENTS OF Judge HENRY FREEMAN and ELIZABETH BAIGNOUX:
1. Judge HENRY FREEMAN and ELIZABETH BAIGNOUX
1. ELIZABETH ANN or ANN
ELIZABETH FREEMAN (2/16/1696 - ) married JACK RUNYON
2. JOHN FREEMAN (11/5/1698 Woodbridge - ) married MARTHA MOORE.
[KDS note - John's Will witnessed by unknown Anne Skinner.]
John Freeman had grandson JOHN FREEMAN, per Will of Judge Henry Freeman.
Above Freeman history from Monnette, "The New Jersey Browns", and Jack Mount - www.library.arizona.edu/users/mount/, except as noted otherwise.
Woodbridge - DESCENDENTS OF Capt. DANIEL BRITTAIN (BRITTON):
1. Capt. DANIEL BRITTAIN (d. 1733 Woodbridge) married ELIZABETH POWELL
2. MERCY BRITTAIN
(2/24/1700 Woodbridge - )
2. DANIEL BRITTAIN
above Brittain History per Monnette, p590.
Woodbridge - DESCENDANTS OF ADAM HUDE:
1. ADAM HUDE (Scotch exile; purchased land in Woodbridge in 1695 as a resident of Staten Island; appointed judge in 1718)
2. JAMES HUDE ESQ. OF NEW BRUNSWICK
above Hude history per 1748 Will of Robert Hude Esq. 1748.
2. ANNA HUDE (1698 - 1775), daughter of Adam Hude and Marion Renwick (b. 1660) married ANDREW BLOOMFIELD (1716 - 1753) per Bloomfield Family Genealogy.
Woodbridge - DESCENDENTS OF PETER ELSTONE:
1. PETER ELSTONE (Will proved June 6, 1746) married RUTH ___
2. Five Daughters
2. PETER ELSTONE married ELIZABETH ___
1. WILLIAM ELSTONE
above Elstone history per Elstone Wills, Calendar of Wills - 1730-1750, p165, NJ Archives
below Elstone history per http://www.patpnyc.com/vauquel.shtml, 2002:
Many of the early records are subject to question because of sparcity of records and similarity of given names among various members of the family. Much of it is based on the research of James Strode Elston who admits to making conclusions based on reasonable assumptions and process of elimination. A John Elston was an immigrant to Mass in 1630 on the Winthrop Fellet [Banks, The Winthrop Fleet of 1630] and he settled in Salem Mass. There is no known link between this John and the John of Woodbridge, NJ. A William Elston d just across Arthur Kill in Staten Island in 1689. The Gen. Dict. of NJ. indicates that William Elston (A) mentioned below was his son.
I. John Elston, b. England; md. Hendrickje Dircx or Dirckse?_____; d. 1700-10 Woodbridge NJ. On list of Freeholders in Woodbridge 1673. (The existence of this John Elston is doubted by Charles Carroll Gardner in "Genealogical Magazine of NJ". Vl. 19 No. 4, Oct 1944). [Marriage may be based on a "Register oIn Alphabetical Order of Early Settlers of Kings co. Long Island, NY, 188l where a "Jan Nelse (Elston?) md. Hendrickje, dau. of Dirck Janse Vander Vliet or Vlidt of Flh, and had a dau. Catharine Nelse". Records of the Dutch Reformed Church in NY refer to the baptism in 1671 of Maria, child of Jan Elsen and Hendrickje Dircxs.][Dirck Janse Vander Vliet was an immigrant from the Netherlands in 1660; b.abt 1612; md (1) in Europe, Lyntje Aertse; (2) in Europe Geertje Gerretse]. There was also a John El(s)ton in Southold, Long Island in 1662. Peter & John Elston were on a list of those who moved from Staten Island to N.J. (1st Settlers of Piscataway & Woodbridge).
A. William Elston, b. bef. 1660 Woodbridge, Middlexex, NJ; md.12 May 1727, Staten Is. Richmond, NY, Elizabeth Cole, Dau Abraham Cole of Staten Is.; d. May 1727. A survey of 88 acres of woodland upon the south side of Fresh Kill on Staten Island, 21 Dec. 1680 laid out for William Elston (Calendar of Land Papers 1643-1803, p.22). A William Elston also urchased land in Woodbridge NJ in 1710 from Matthew Force and another near Peter Elston was purchased in 1715 from John Jaques. Other purchases and sales recorded later may be of this William or his son.
1. William Elston; b. abt 1690 NJ; md. abt 1732 Sary _____ d. 1750.
2. Samuel Elston, b. 1690-1700 NJ; md. Sarah _____; d. after 1769. Mentioned in Will of William Spencer 8 Sept 1738 as one of the "sons of my brother-in-law William Elston, my first wife's brother." Ancestor of those Elstons (except Spencer) who settled in Sussex Co. NJ. and Orange Co. NY. [Children list based on research assumptions of James Strode Elston, rather than direct evidence.]
a. William Elston, b. bef. 1720, NJ; of Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ; md. Sarah Spencer (b.abt 1694 of Woodbridge, NJ) d. bef 1796; Not know if he went South with his sons and brothers. May have died in Scotch Plains NJ 18 Jun 1789.
i. David Elston, b. c.
1740, Elizabeth, NJ; md. Fernita Line. d. 1811, New Castle, Henry, KY.
ii. Mary Elston
iii. William Elston
b. James Elston? (placed in list by process of elimination by James Strode Elston).
c. Jonathan Elston, b. abt 1790. Supposed to have left NY about the time of the Revolution and joined General Greene's army in the South.
d. Samuel Elston, b. abt. 1692, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ; md. Sarah _____; d. 1785, Elizabeth, Essex, NJ.
e. Spencer Elston, b. abt. 1696, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ. d. 1755.
f. Thomas Elston.
3. Spencer Elston
4.Abraham Elston, md. Martha Spencer
5. Elizabeth Elston, md. Wm. Spencer
B. Peter Elston (Elstone), b. 1660; md. Sarah Miller, Dau. of William Miller of Elizabethtown NJ.; d. 1746. "Of Woodbridge" in 1685 when he purchased a house in the town of Piscataway, NJ. On list of settlers who moved from Staten Is. to NJ before 1714. Occ-Cordwainer
C. Mary Elston; bap. 11 Jun 1671, Staten Island, NY (then NJ);
D. John Elston (Alston); b.c 1675. Member of the crew of the Pirate ship "Every," 1698. (Capt. John Avery.) seized by the crew out of London and raided commerce as far away as India and Madagascar. Came ashore and was captured in New Jersey, but not tried because of his age and non-active part in seizure of ship. md. Mary ____; [Gardner, See above, believes he may have been an original immigrant with Peter Elston who may have ben a relative.]
1. Dorothy Alston b. 7 May 1698
2. Mary Alston b. 17 Oct 1699; md. Noah Bishop; d aft. 1759.
3. John Alston b. 1701-2; md. Rebecca Rolph; d. 28 Feb 1732/33. Blacksmith.
i. Mary Alston, b. abt
1726; md. 1745, George Brown; d. 26 Sept 1779.
ii. John Alston, b. abt Feb. 1728/29; d. 8 Jan 1742/43
iii. Benjamin Alston, b. 1728-33; d. unmarried, 1756-60.
4. David Alston, b. 170-); md. Mary ____; d 1774-75. 1762 appointed Justice of the Peace. Episcopalian. His children were loyalists in the Revolution and had their property confiscated.
5. Capt. Thomas Alston, b. 1705-15; md. Mary (Crowell) Moore, widow of Samuel Moore; d. 11 Mar 1756. He was a mariner, part owner of the sloop Success, sailing between Perth Amboy and Madeira and Jamaica. One of 11 persons drowned when Staten Island ferryboat sunk near Bedlow's Island.
6. Ann Alston, b. abt 11 Sept 1713; md (1) Samuel Rolph (2) Robert Moores; d. 17 July 1751
7. Jonathan, b. abt 1718; md. Hannah Bloomfield; d. Feb 28, 177.
E. Elizabeth Elston; md. William Spencer
F. Margaret Elston.
G. Annie Elston.
Sources: "The Elston Family in America", by James Strode Elston. Mormon Ancestry Chart 18593071. Wills of Wm. Spencer (1738) and Wm. Elston (1750), Agnes Spencer (1749), in New Jersey Archives volumes. "Register in Alphabetical Order of Early Settlers of Kings Co. Long Is.and NY, Pb. 1881. Notable Southern Families by Zella Armstrong. "Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey", 1944, v. 19.
Woodbridge - DESCENDENTS OF HENRY BAKER:
1. HENRY BAKER (1700 - 3/17/1760 Woodbridge) married MARY HETFIELD (1705 - 4/13/1755)
2. SARAH or SUSANNAH
BAKER married ABRAHAM LEE
2. JACOB BAKER married MARY CUTTER
2. MARY BAKER married ROBERT LEE
2. CORNELIUS BAKER married 1st SUSSANAH LEE, 2nd widow SARAH SKINNER
above Baker History per Monnette, p765.
Hunterdon Co. - DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM CRICHFIELD:
Above Crichfield history per Records in the Church of Latter Day Saints, researched by Harry S. Rush, received by Mrs. D.A. Lamoreaux of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1966. Film #1126475 - IGI Batch Records of Skinner, Deacon Richard (Batch 7903103).
Piscataway - DESCENDENTS OF CAPTAIN FRANCIS DRAKE:
CAPTAIN FRANCIS DRAKE, of Piscataqua (Portsmouth), NH and later Piscataway, NJ married MARY (WALKER) DRAKE ()
1. ELIZABETH DRAKE married HUGH DUNN
2. CAPTAIN GEORGE DRAKE (ca 1650 or earlier - Oct 1710) married, possibly as 2nd wife Nov 13, 1677 MARY OLIVER (b. 1753 Elizabethtown, dau. of William Oliver and Mary Ackerley of Lancashire, England- died after 1727) Mary's birth and parentage info per (emoyle)
3. Rev. JOHN DRAKE (ca 1755 - 1741) minister of First Baptist Church of Piscataway, 1715, married 1st REBECCA TROTTER 7 Jul 1677, probably mother of all of his children, 2nd possibly BARBARA SCOTT 1707, 3rd
Above Drake History per Monnette, pp600-602, except where indicated as coming from these other sources:
a) Ed Moyle - www.hctc.com/~emoyle/
b) Records in the Church of Latter Day Saints library system, originally researched by Harry S. Rush, received by Mrs. D.A. Lamoreaux of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1966. Microfilm #1126475 - IGI Batch Records of Skinner, Deacon Richard (Batch 7903103)
Piscataway - THE DUNHAM FAMILY:
1. BENAJAH DUNHAM
1. JOHN DUNHAM (7/8/1705
- ) married 23 Oct 1729 MERCY DRAKE,
dau. of Joseph Drake and Anne Walker
2. HEZEKIAH DUNHAM (12/3/1707 - ) married 23 Dec 1733 ELIZABETH DRAKE
3. BENAJAH DUNHAM (8/3/1712 - ) married HANNAH MARTIN
4. MARTIN DUNHAM (12/11/1714 - ) married MARTHA WOODEN
5. ELIZABETH DUNHAM (10/24/1715 - )
6. MARY DUNHAM (4/20/1717 - ) married PETER WOODEN
7. ESTHER DUNHAM (3/14/1720 - ) married SAMUEL DUNN JR.
8. PRISCILLA DUNHAM (8/1/1722 - )
9. RACHEL DUNHAM (8/16/17264 - )
10. ELISHA DUNHAM (10/11/1728 - )
2. JONATHAN DUNHAM (3/4/1693 - ) married 25 Aug 1714 JANE PYATT.
x. ELIZABETH DUNHAM (1715 - ) married Col. MICAJAH DUNN (9/12/1716 - 9/11/1779)
Above Dunham history per Monnette, p603.
Piscataway - DESCENDENTS OF EDWARD FITZRANDOLPH JR. AND ELIZABETH BLOSSOM:
EDWARD FITZRANDOLPH JR. (Jul 1607 Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England - ca 1684 Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ) married May 1637 in Scituate, MA to ELIZABETH BLOSSOM (1620 - 1713) both residing in Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA and later Piscataway:
1. NATHANIEL FITZRANDOLPH
(Aug 1640 - 12/10/1640)
2. NATHANIEL FITZRANDOLPH (5/15/1642 - 11/21/1713) married 1st MARY HOLLEY, 2nd JANE CURTIS
NATHANIEL FITZRANDOLPH (5/15/1642 Piscataway [incorrect locale] - 11/21/1713 Woodbridge) married 11/1/1662 Barstable, MA to MARY HOLLEY
Per "Historical and
Genealogical Miscellany, vol. 3: Early Settlers of New Jersey and
Their Descendants (Stillwell)" recorded by Charlou Dolan, per
her 12/4/2001 email:
"page 243: James Fitz-Randolph, b. 1735, m(1) Hannah Skinner, by whom he had 7 children; m(2) Elizabeth Laing, who was the mother of 14 other children."
2. REBECCA FITZRANDOLPH
4. MERCY FITZRANDOLPH
5. MARY FITZRANDOLPH
6. MARGARET FITZRANDOLPH
7. EDWARD FITZRANDOLPH
3. MARY FITZRANDOLPH (Oct
1644 - ca 1649)
4. HANNAH FITZRANDOLPH (Apr 1648 - 4/13/1705) married JASPER TAYLOR
5. MARY FITZRANDOLPH (6/2/1650 - 1/4/1738) married Samuel HINCKLEY;
6. John, b. 2 Jan 1652, d. before Oct 1653;
7. John, b. 7 Oct 1653, d. 1727, m. Sarah BONHAM;
8. Joseph, b. 1 Mar 1656, d. about 1726, m. Joanna CONGER;
9. Elizabeth, b. 1657, m. 1st John LANGSTAFF, m. 2nd Andrew WOODEN;
10. Thomas, b. 16 Aug 1659, d. 1745, m. Elizabeth MANNING;
11. HOPE FITZRANDOLPH (4/2/1661 - ) married EZEKIAL BLOOMFIELD
12. BENJAMIN FITZRANDOLPH SR (ca 1663 Barnstable, MA - 10/5/1746 Stony Brook, Princeton Twsp., Middlesex Co., NJ) married 1st SARAH DENNIS
Above Fitzrandolph history per Monnette and Jack Mount - email@example.com, except where otherwise noted.
Piscataway - DESCENDENTS OF JEFFREY MANNING AND HEPZIBAH ANDREWS:
JEFFREY MANNING married
ca 1662 HEPZIBAH ANDREWS
1. MARY MANNING (ca 1666 - ) married 16 Nov 1677 SAMUEL HULL (ca 1649 - after 1734)
2. ELIZABETH MANNING (ca 1666 - ) married 23 Nov 1686 THOMAS FIT RANDOLPH (8/16/1654 - )
3. Ensign JOHN MANNING (ca 1668 - ) married 4 Apr 1693 ELIZABETH DENNIS of Woodbridge (2/14/1674 - )
4. JOSEPH MANNING (5/4/1672 - 1728) married 1st SARAH FITZ RANDOLPH (4/25/1682 - ), dau. of John an Sarah Fitz Randolph, 2nd TEMPERANCE HULL (12/8/1683 - )
5. JAMES MANNING (4/25/1674 - 1724) married 23 Jan 1700 CHRISTIAN LAING
6. BENJAMIN MANNING (9/8/1676 - 1702) married ANN BLACKFORD
1. son ISRAEL 'BENJAMIN'
MANNING (12/30/1700 - ca 1782 Knowlton, Sussex Co., NJ) married
SUSANNAH _____ [KDS note - presumed to be SUSANNAH SKINNER]
(b. 1703 OR 1704, based upon age at death - d. 12/2/1726 at age 22,
Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ, buried St. James Churchyard, Piscataway)
Israel's name changed to Benjamin per his father's 1702 deathbed request. This entry per John Stewart; Information on the rather large Manning family in NJ, including the descendants of Benjamin Sr. and Ann Blackford, withheld due to John's concern about transmitting inaccuracies.
above Manning history per Monnette, pp615,616, except as otherwise noted.
Some of the names of the earliest settlers, their origins and religion, per Monnette:
CLARK - Southhampton, Long Island, NY; active in Elizabeth Congregational Church, later Presbyterians. [details per members.AOL.com/Clarkweb.] Not related to Richard Clark, an indentured servant who came over with Richard Skinner on the ship 'Philip".
DE HART (HAERDT) - a dutchman from Manhattan
FRAZEE - later a member of Woodbridge Presbyterian Church
GRAY - later a member of Woodbridge Presbyterian Church
LEGERE - French
MARSH - Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut [details per Marsh Family Geneaology]
MEEKER - Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut
[details per genealogy.com,
- Re: Nathan Meeker - Massacre @ White River, Posted by: Terry L.
Kievit Date: December 28, 1999 at 17:40:04 In Reply to: Nathan Meeker
- Massacre @ White River by Wally Luther
#365 of 1093]
OGDEN - Northhampton, Long Island, NY
OLIVER - Southhampton, Long Island, NY [details per members.AOL.com/Clarkweb.]
PAINTER - Southhampton, Long Island, NY
ROSS - Southhampton, Long Island, NY [This entry per members.AOL.com/Clarkweb.]
SCUDDER - Newtown, Long
Island [per genealogy.com.genforum
Re: Westfield Scudders
Posted by: Benjamin William Franklin Date: December 22, 2001
In Reply to: Westfield Scudders by Georgia Whitson; #700 of 786]; Presbyterian
also BOLLEN, SEELEY, CARTERET, VAUQUELLIN, VALLOT, SKINNER and CLARK from the ship 'Philip'.
per Monnette, p72:
"Also, as a single result of the distribution of copies of "The Concessions" in New England, was the arrival in New jersey of John Pike, Daniel Pierce, and seven associates from Newbury, Massachusetts.
They entered into an agreement on the eleventh of December, 1666, whereby, on the third of December, 1667, they received from Governor Carteret and some of the Elizabethtown associates a grant of land, embracing what is now the township of Woodbridge. They, as the representatives of at least sixty families, on the first of June, 1669, were granted a charter creating a township covering six miles square. The name of their new settlement was derived from their late pastor, John Woodbridge, of Newbury. In laying out this township it was agreed that Amboy-point would be reserved, to be disposed of by the lords-proprietors as the seventh part to which they were entitled under the "Concessions," ..... Among the persons allotted lands by the governor and his associates, and the most of whom, it is believed, settled on their estates, were the following: John Pike, Daniel and Joshua Pierce, Obadiah Ayres, Henry Jaques, Thomas Bloomfield, Elisha Parker, Richard Worth, John Whitaker, Jonathan Dunham, Hugh Dun and Robert Van Quellen. Most of the newcomers were from Newbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts, ....."
per Monnette, p 83:
"There was an intimate relationship between Newbury in this section and other settlements in the near vicinity, viz., Ipswich, Rowley, Salisbury, Amesbury, Haverhill and Hampton, and from inter-marriages and neighborly relationships likewise to the towns of Dover and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, it is easy to understand the lines of migration and related families and neighbors from this section to the communities of Piscataway and Woodbridge, New Jersey."
Some of the early family surnames of Woodbridge, their origins and their religion, per Monnette:
AYRES - Newbury, MA; Presbyterian
BISHOP - Newbury, MA; Presbyterian
BLOOMFIELD - Newbury, MA; Presbyterian
BRITTAIN (BRITTON) - Staten Island; to Woodbridge 1700; Presbyterian
DENNIS - Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA; Presbyterian
DUNHAM (formerly Singletary) - Haverhill, MA; Presbyterian
FORCE - Presbyterian
FREEMAN - Presbyterian
HUDE - Presbyterian
ILSLEY - Presbyterian
JAQUES - Newbury, MA; Presbyterian
MARCH - Newbury, MA
MOORE - Newbury, MA; Presbyterian
PARKER - Staten Island, NY; settled primarily Monmouth land tract
PIERCE - Newbury, MA
PIKE - Newbury, MA; Presbyterian
ROLPH - Presbyterian
SMITH - Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA
TAPPAN - Newbury, MA; Presbyterian
WRIGHT - Staten Island, NY
per Monnette, p74:
"As is well understood by all historians the name Piscataqua originated in what became known as the Piscataqua Valley, between Maine and New Hampshire, and is referable to the Piscataqua River, which runs through the Piscataqua Country of which Dover and Portsmouth, New Hampshire were the important first settlements, the later being called "Strawberry Bank."
When the migratory movement to New Jersey took place several of the prominent first settlers of New Hampshire and Maine removed to New Jersey or representatives of their families and descendants subsequently appeared there as permanent citizens.
This historical fact is the origin of the name Piscataway in New Jersey which was first called "New Pisataqua," then "New Piscataway" and finally shortened to Piscataway."
per Monnette , p69:
"Undoubtedly Piscataway, New Jersey, derived its name by corrupt spelling or designation from Piscataqua, New Hampshire, from which section some of the first settlers came.
.....The first conveyance of lands under Carteret, which related to the Foundation of Piscataway, was made to JOHN MARTIN, CHARLES GILLMAN, HUGH DUNN and HOPEWELL HULL, May 21, 1666. ..... These four pioneers associated with themselves ROBERT DENNIS, JOHN SMITH, JOHN GILMAN and BENJAMIN HULL."
per Monnette, p174-175:
"The town is supposed to have derived its name from Piscataqua, in Maine, a place from which some of the first settlers emigrated to this place, which at the first was called New Piscataqua.
..... The names of the first settlers on record are,
[summary of names by KDS]
1663 - Gillmans
1677 - Blackcaps, Drakes, Hands, Hendricks
1678 - Doyts and Wolfs
1679 -- Smalleys, Hulls, and Trotters
1680 - Hansworths, Martins, and Higgins
1681 - Dunhams, Laflowers, and Fitz Randolphs
It is supposed that most of these persons were Baptists. The tradition is, however, that there were but six professed Baptists, viz: Hugh Dunn, who was an exhorter, John Drake, afterward their pastor, Nicholas (error for Hezekiah) Bonham, John Smalley, Edmond Dunham, afterward minister of the Seventh-day Baptists, and John Fitz Randolph. The above persons were constituted a Baptist church in the spring of 1689, .....
The first preachers in Piscataway were three lay brethren, of the Baptist persuasion, viz: Hugh Dunn, John Drake, and Edmond Duham, who with three others were constituted a Baptist church as mentioned above, being one of the oldest Baptist churches in the state. John Drake was ordained pastor of this church, and so remained till his death in 1739, when he was succeeded by Rev. Benjamin Stelle, a native of New York, and of French extraction; he died in 1759, and was succeeded by his son Rev. Isaac Stelle. The Seventh-day Baptist church was formed by 17 persons who seceded from the Piscataway church in 1707, and signed a special covenant, and became a distinct society. Rev. Edmond Dunham was their first pastor; his son, Rev. Jonathan Dunham, was his successor; ....."
per Monnette, p72:
"The immediate result of the publication of these "Concessions" in New England was the advent of people who established three important settlements in New Jersey. Among those who removed to the province in response to this invitation were John Martin, Charles Gilman, Hugh Dun and Hopewell Hull. Making their way westward, along the Indian path that stretched from Elizabethtown-point to the Delaware, they reached an attractive spot on the high levels bordering the Raritan, where a few log huts had already been erected on the site of an old native village. Being pleased with this locality, they applied for, and received ..... a grant for a large area of territory. To this point they brought their own and numerous other families from Piscataqua, in the province of Massachusetts, now Maine. of which the name, Piscataway, is a corruption."
per Monnette, p77:
"The Piscataway (N.J.) planters settled there for peace and quiet and relief from all kinds of contentions. They had endured their share of inconvenience in New England from the severities of court justice and the intolerance of the Established Church order. Piscataway was from the first a plantation of pious people - establishing permanent homes in this new and unsettled township, where they might enjoy the liberty of the gospel and the free exercise of their own spiritual convictions. .....
This early settlement and the neighboring town of Woodbridge were made chiefly from this one motive of enjoying soul liberty. For the following ten years emigration from the New England provinces and from Long Island to the township of Piscataway and other parts of East Jersey was encouraged mainly by repeated assurances from the public authorities of individual freedom, both in religious matters and civil concerns."
Some of the early family surnames of Piscataway and their origins, mainly per Monnette:
DRAKE - Portsmouth, NH (part of MA province, at the time - NH did not exist); Baptist
DUN (DUNN) - from Dover, NH; Baptist
DUNHAM - Eastham, Cape Cod, MA; Baptist
FITZRANDOLPH - Situate and Barnstable, MA; Baptist
HULL - Dover, NH
MANNING - Ipswich, MA
MARTIN - Dover, NH
PIATT or PYATT - of French extraction probably via New York
RUNYON - of French extraction
STELLE - of French extraction; Baptist
SMALLEY - Plymouth, Eastham, Barnstable, MA
WALKER - Portsmouth, NH
This following is quoted from Monnette, page 732, who, in turn, begins by quoting from Hatfield:
[begin verbatim Monnette]
(HATFIELD, pp. 627 et seq.)
"The earliest allusions to the site of the present city of Rahway ..... are found in the records of the townships of Elizabethtown and Woodridge, whose geographical boundaries originally met on the marshy stream known as "Robinson's Branch," now in the heart of the city. From the Elizabethtown records - referring, of course, to the territory on the north side of the branch - we find that the following-named persons ..... were owners of land on the "Rawack River," or "Rawack," as it was then called, .....
This ancient settlement appears to have been nearly equi-distant between Elizabethtown and Woodbridge, and, in as much as it was regarded as an out-plantation of Elizabethtown, was undoubtedly on that side of the river, within the town bounds. .....
A settlement of equal antiquity, no doubt, was made on the Woodbridge side of the river, known later as Bridge Town or Lower Rahway. .....
A highway was laid out on the 8th of January, 1687, for the Rahway settlers, beginning at Robert Wright's Landing, and extending thence easterly down to "John Coddington's Point," into the meadows." This road connected the point and the meadows with Wright's Landing at Lower Rahway.
..... and many references are given in the deed records.
"RAHWAY, p-t, including what was formerly called Bridgetown, lies upon the Rahway river, at the head of the tide, five miles from its mouth, partly in Woodbridge t-ship, and partly in Rahway t-ship, Essex co.; ..... consists of four detached villages, RAHWAY proper, north of Robinson's branch, Union, Bridgetown, and Leesville, on the south," (GAZ., N.J., 1834, p. 222).
[end verbatim Monnette.]
per monnette, p113:
The modern map of New Jersey shows Mercer County as southwest of Middlesex County where Piscataway and Woodbridge are located and Monmouth as southeast, but in period of 1664-1714, the present counties were not all established and Mercer, organized as late as 1838 is a part of the original Burlington County of the records."