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Name: Sandra Rodman <srodman@njconstructionlinks.com>
Date: 2004-02-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Stephen Bailey
What year did they arrive? 1769
Where did they come from? Orange County, NY
Comments:
Actually, it's my husband's ancestor, although I, too have ancestors in Sussex County (Wilson's, Moses DeWitt,etc.)
Daniel Bailey b 1792 was the father of Susan who married Zenas D. Riggs. One of their daughters was Matilda, b 1851 who married Thomas Rodman from Orange County, NY. Thomas and Matilda were my husband's great grandparents. I am looking for some RIGGS who might have some family photos..or possibly some Bailey's.

Matilda's sister, Delia Riggs was a dentist which was kind of unheard of at the turn of the century. She lived in Goshen where her parents had moved, then was in Phila, where I assume she had a dentisty practice, then back in Hamburg where she lived with a widowed sister, then in 1935, moved to Goshen with Matilda. I don't know where she was buried, and don't see her on the list from Glenwood, and she's not in the family plot in Washingtonville, NY.
The other Riggs daughters married as follows...Margaret m. a Mr. Clark (divorced), Cornelia married Moses Stroll in 1850, (Anna) Mary married John Morehouse. Any info on any or all of the above would be appreciated.
Sandra Rodman

 

Name: Shirley Drew <esdrew@ptd.net>
Date: 2004-02-21
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Rome/Kane
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
Looking for John Kane
 

Name: Laurence Lance <Breakness@AOL.com>
Date: 2004-01-30
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Hans Peter *( John ) LANTZ and his brothers Michael, and Jacob
What year did they arrive? 1738
Where did they come from? Speyer Germany, though it looks more likely they lived longer in Switzerlan
Comments:
The LANTZ family arrived in Philidelphia aboard the Thistle in 1738 moved up river. Amoung other places, we know they lived in Scotts Mountain, Schooly's Mt. Blairstown, Walnut Valley.

Like many early famalies there are a number of mysteries surrounding these people. Research so far indicates I am the only survivor of a lost branch of this family, which also has been seen as LANTS, LANSS and the current LANCE

Laurence Lance
PO Box 58607
Renton, Washington 98058

 

Name: Elizabeth Cann <elizabeth_cann@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-30
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William Perrine/Prine
Where did they come from? France
Comments:
His will was dated 19 June 1808 and proved in Newton, Sussex County, NJ on 26 Aug 1817. His wife was named Ann.
They had seven cildren; Daniel, James, Sarah, Jemina, Polly,Johanna, and Elizabeth. Any information of this family deeply appreciated.

 

Name: Elizabeth Cann <elizabeth_cann@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-30
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William Perrine/Prine
Where did they come from? France
Comments:
His will was dated 19 June 1808 and proved in Newton, Sussex County, NJ on 26 Aug 1817. His wife was named Ann.
They had seven cildren; Daniel, James, Sarah, Jemina, o

 

Name: Jeanette Neagu <even@niia.net>
Date: 2004-01-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Kennedy
What year did they arrive? 1700+
Where did they come from? Scotland
Comments:
John Kennedy's son married Charity Wurts and they emmigrated to Ontario. I would like more information about their life in Sussex County
 

Name: Kathleen Holley Dehnel <kwdehnel@juno.com>
Date: 2004-01-20
Comments:
I'm just starting out on my seardh. I know that my great grandparents on both sides of my family were residents of Sussex county but I'm not sure beyond that... so far.
On my fathers side:My great grandmother was Cornelia Holley and I believe her husbands name was James Holley. She was from England... I'm not sure about him.

On my mothers side, I haven't found their names yet but Iim fairly sure they came from Sussex County originally. My grandfathers name was Ernest and his wife was Lena Morrow Kimble

 

Name: Elaine Robinson <elainer@stn.net>
Date: 2004-01-09
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John? Kennedy
What year did they arrive? pre 1750
Where did they come from? Ireland
Comments:
John Kennedy son/grandson of the above moved to Niagara area in Ontario and then to Halton County. Georgetown in Halton Co is named after George Kennedy. Other common first names in this family are Samuel, Charles and Morris. Have extensive info on the family in anada.
 

Name: tom genung <TAGPEG@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-25
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? not sure
What year did they arrive? help !
Comments:
Am interested in folks from Suxxes Co.
 

Name: Genevieve Hoppough <hoppough@net-port.com>
Date: 2003-12-25
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Hoppough/Hoppaugh
What year did they arrive? 1780/1790
Where did they come from? Hunterdon County
Comments:
I am still looking for confirmation of the parents of John Hoppaugh/ough. His son Peter Hoppough married Marjory Westbrook and they moved about 1820 to Ontario County, NY.
He (Peter) was partial owner of a Mill in Sussex County with a couple Decker boys. John's first wife died about 1810 and he married an Agnet Westbrook, a widow of Abraham.

 

Name: Alvin R Elya <aelya2@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-12-18
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Jan Allie
What year did they arrive? 1685
Where did they come from? Holland
Comments:
OLD LETTER BRINGS NEW CLUES

GRANDMA'S TRUNK YIELDS INFORMATION ON ELYEA'S

A letter found in Mrs. Susan Moracewski's grandmother's trunk has yielded data to link some of the Finger Lake's Elyea Families together. Since early in 1996 this family of Elyea's had been a puzzle to this writter as I was not able to find the root connection of this family group. Then part of the puzzle was revealed when a letter was found in the trunk belonging to Mrs Susan Hitz Moracewski's grandmother. I was informed of it by Lyle Elyea of Marengo, Ill. A copy had been sent to the Dewitt Historical Society of Tompkins County, N. Y.. A few letters ,a few phone calls and the letter, titled "a brief sketch of the parentage of James Elyea was in my hands. it states,
The father and mother of James Elyea came from Wantage, Sussex County New Jersey, and settled on what was called the " Inlet to Ithaca ", in Tompkins County New York state, were of Dutch linage and both spoke the
" low Dutch language ".
John Elyea son of the above and brother of James was the first of the children that came West then James and was followed by his brother Oliver. John settled in Danby, Tompkins County, was a well to do farmer and is supposed to have died there.
Oliver moved from Wantage to Erin in Chemung County, N. Y.. He was a tailor by trade and neither he nor his wife were accustomed to life in the woods they soon tired of the country and returned to New Jersey. He owned a tract which was in Erin adjoining the farm of his brother James on what was called the " Red Chalk ". James Elyea first settled in Danby where he married Sallie Clearwater by whom he had children, James, Peter, John, Garret and Jane.
Sallie Elyea died suddenly at Dean's Corner in Veterans Township, Chemung County and was buried there. She was a member of the Methodist Church and she and Mrs. Blanfield had gone to Dean's Corner to attend an official church meeting, when she suddenly sickened and died. Mrs Elyea was not of Dutch origin and was a little under the mean size, had red hair and was a pretty woman. She was amiable disposed, neat in appearance and a lady in all her deportment.
After the death of Mrs. Elyea, Mr. Elyea married Samantha Fredenburg by whom he had children.
Mr. Elyea moved from Danby to Erin then Tiogo County at about 1818 or 1819, on a tract of land bought of James Sumfrelly agent of James D. Livingston of Albany. He was a quite and industrious man correct in all his habits but through misfortune lost his farm and from which he never recovered. He died on Rumsey hill, Erin Township, and was buried there.
The mother of James Elyea died at the home of James Hollensack in Erin , Chemung County, N. Y.. Her death occurred very unexpectedly. She arose from her bed , walked to the fire, sat down in a chair, remaining there a few moments, arose, walked back to the bed, laid down and immediately expired.
Mr Elyea's father went to the store for supplies. He then proceed to return home by a path through the woods accompanied by a small dog. Not arriving when expected, James Elyea his son-in-law Abram Elston and John Blandfield turned out the next morning to patrol the woods. Their attention was soon attracted by the barking of a dog following the sound they soon found the dog sitting upon the breast of his now dead master, his groceries lying nearby.
Abram Elston was the husband of Rachel, a sister of James Elyea. Rachel and Abram lived many years in Erin and had several children.

PETER, GARRET, JOHN, & SAMUEL ELYEA

With information received in an Elyea geneology compiled by the 2nd wife of Samuel Edwin Elyea, Frances Martha Elyea and additional input from the Marshall, Michigan Elyea's along with my own compilations the following is set forth..

Frances Elyea begins with a statement that it is not known if Samuel Elyea had any full brothers or if the following were all half brothers. John Elyea was noted as a horseman, Garrett Elyea died of cholera in Civil War, James Elyea who disappeared and Will ( William ) who was a blacksmith.

Samuel Edwin Elyea was also a blacksmith learning the trade from a half brother. He was also a Civil War Veteran. When James was fourteen years old , he was hired to drive cattle west, and was never heard from again. Later (1963-65) it was learned thru Ruth & Hugh Elyea while they were living in Joliet, Illinois that James had settled in Wilmington. Illinois.
Civil War Records show Samuel Elyea from Caledonia N. Y. born Aug, 29 1832 was enlisted as a private in the 8th N.Y. Cavalry Aug, 26 1862 mustered Sep ,29 1862. The 1820 Federal census of Chemung N. Y. lists as head of household James Elyea with 2 males under 10 years 1 male 26/45 years and 1 female 26/45.
In the nearby town of Danby N. Y. the Federal census for 1820 lists John Elyea 2 males under 10 years 1 male 16\26 yrs 1 male 26/45 and 1 female 26/45. On page 297 John Elyea was shown as the pioneer of this name coming to Danby in 1813.
It is likely that James and John are brothers, their age differance is at least 15 years they are at the least cousins. The writer while visiting Danby N .Y. met Mrs Carrie King Voss, who's mother was Alice D. Elyea, the granddaughter of John Elyea. Mrs Voss's geneology of the John Elyea family is listed herein

The 1835 census of Danby N. Y. list James Elyea 4 males & 5 females John Elyea has 3 males & 5 females

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Volume # 10 of Tree talks page 5 Schuyler Cty Bradford N. Y. cemetery tombstone inscriptions adds more mystery. What links can be made from these new findings? The cemetery Bradford Village Cemetery is located in Bradford, Steuben County N. Y. The inscriptions are Catherine Elyea wife of William Elyea Died Mar 13 1887 age 47 yr 6 mo 12 days. William H. Elyea 1828 1900. Peter Elyea Feb, 18 1855 age 67, Mary Elyea his wife Mar, 15 1876 age 83. John H. Elyea Born Jul 22,1836 died May 3, 1900, Sarah E. Elyea 1830_ 1909. Jacob L. Elyea died Apr 8, 1888 age 54 yrs 1 mo 17 days. Peter Elyea's age 67 would put his birth date at 1788. this puts him in the age range of James and John Elyea listed in the 1820 Fed. census. There's definitly a relationship here. Perhaps a reader of this can make the connection.

The 1850 census taken on August, 21st for the city Bradford, Steuben Countey N. Y. State page 252 sheds some light on the Bradford cemetery inscriptions. It lists Peter Elyea age 62 occ. farmer, Mary Elyea age 58, William Elyea age 22 occ. sawer, Sara Elyea age 20 Jacob Elyea age 16 occ. farmer and John Elyea age 14. All were born in N. Y. State except Sara who was born in N. J. State. The persons buried at Bradford cemetery must be those listed on the 1850 census, the birth place is listed as New York.

On page 324 of the same census taken August 3rd for the town of Wayne N. Y. lists a William K. Elyea age 22 occ. sawer born N. Y.. This most likely is the same man, his family listing him as being an occupant in the household for the August, 21st census for the town of Bradford not knowing he had been counted as of August 3rd census.

The 1850 census of Leroy, Steuben Cty N. Y. shows John Elyea age 31, wife Mary age 28 and daughter Sarah Ann age 1 all born in N. Y. State.

On page 271 of the 1850 census lists a Barbara Elyea age [ 101 years ] born N.Y. residing in Steuben CO town of Bradford. She is living with Philip Morse age 45 and his wife Catherine age 36 years old both born N. Y.. Barbara at 101 in 1850 would put her date of birth at 1749. This means she could have been the wife of the very first of the 4th generation Allie, Alyea or Elyea's. The Gazetter of Steuben CO N. Y. page 172, in the town of Bradford a Philip Morse settled on the on the Jeremiah Inscho farm in 1830. Mr Morse kept the Hotel at South Bradford for about 16 years. In the same book section II, for the town of Bradford it lists a William H. Elyea living on road # 3, he has a farm of 100 acres.

While purusing a book called History of the Valley and County of Chemung, New York, on page 555, an account was given on the earley settlers of the town of Erin. The account reads; The year of 1816 was one of increased settlement and manful struggles of the pioneers against the discouragement incident to the establishment of homes in the unbroken forest, penetrable only by the use of the axe in advance of the teams which were loaded with household goods or implements of husbandry. It was during this year that James ELYA, John Blanfield, Abraham Elston, Daniel Curtis, Gabriel Curtis, Philip Thomas, James Van Houter and Thomas Van Houter came from Tompkins County N. Y. and settled in the N.W. part of this township.
On page 556 a list of some of the taxable inhabitants of the town of ERIN in 1823 includes a JAMES RELYEA and OLIVER RELYEA. I do believe this is an error made by the author of that book, as there were Relyea's living in the Finger Lakes region at this time. A number of families being in the city of Ithaca.

In a time period spanning 7 years JAMES ELYA and JAMES RELYEA are listed along with OLIVER RELYEA as townsmen. The 1820 census of Chemung lists James as ELYEA. The 1830 census in the town of Danby, Tompkins County, N. Y. an OLIVER ELYA is shown.
Also note in the above 4th paragraph John ELYEA came to the town of Danby N.Y. in 1813

The 1830 census for N. Y. State lists 35 familys of RELYEA'S 14 in Ulster Cty 12 in Albany CO and the balance in 7 other counties. A Lucy Relyea is listed in Wayne CO, Sodus Twp. page 142. A David Relyea is listed in Tiogo CO. Veteran Twp. page 173.
A David L. Relyea is listed in Cayo CO. Cayo twp. page 423.

James is listed in the 1850 census of Erin, Chemung County New York State as " ELYA " as was his father & mother.

On November 12, 1999 in the Town of Bath N. Y. at the Steuben County Historical Society Headquarters while researching the Elyea family this writer finally made a connection to the Warwick N. Y. branch of the Alyea group. The death certificate shows John H. Elyea dob Aug 03, 1836 dod May 03, 1900 & lists #1 Peter Elyea as father & Maria as mother. For #4 Sarah E. it shows dob as Apr 12, 1835, dod Nov 11, 1909 { most certianly a typo as she is shown to be 20 years old on the 1850 census}, Peter Elyea as father & #2 Mary Campbell as mother. For #3 William H. Elyea dob Aug 06, 1828 dod Jul 06, 1900 & Peter Elyea, father & Mary Campbell mother

At the Warwick Dutch Reformed Church, Orange CO. N. Y. # 3 William Henry the son of # 1 Peter Elyea & #2 Polly Campbell was baptised May 19, 1829, their daughter # 4 Sarah Elizabeth was baptised on Oct. 10, 1830. The birth dates coincide with the baptismal dates of Sarah E. & William H. The connection is further made in their first middle & last names.
In Nov. of 1999 this writer,Alvin R Elya visited a Merton Schanbacher, a resident of Erin, N. Y. He was in posession of much of the towns historical data of which the following notes were taken.
From page # 52 During the year 1816 the following came from Tompkins Cty., [ probably from Newfield] & settled in the north west sect. of the twp. the district which later became known as" Red Chalk ", John Banfield, Abraham Elston, James Elya, Gabriel Curtis, Dan'l Curtis, Philip Thomas, James Van Houten & Thomas Van Houten
James Elya on the !st Tax Roll 1823 lived on the Original Road Dist. # 5
James Elya, Nathan Benjamin & John Searles operated a sawmill at what later became known as Searles Crossing.
Oliver Elya lived on Original Road Dist. # 5 1823.

 

Name: alvin R Elya <aelya2@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-12-18
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Isaac elyea Alyea
What year did they arrive? 1790
Where did they come from? Bergan co nj
Comments:
Great site
 

Name: Gary T. Rapp <grappusa@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-12-18
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Jesse Everitt
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? Born in Sussex County
Comments:
Jesse was married to Phoebe Tuttle and had four sons;Isaac,Noah ,Jesse,and Josiah. They lived in Wantage Township and moved to Tioga County,PA by 1870. I would like to learn the name of Jesse Everitt's father.
 

Name: lindsee <linzine@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-12-06
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Roy Nilsen
What year did they arrive? 1950's
Where did they come from? Brooklyn, Norway
Comments:
Good Page
 

Name: stanford j simmons <sjsthbampr@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? lillie simmons
What year did they arrive? l800
Where did they come from? dont know
Comments:
I am searching for fredrica jelly of franklin nj and any simmons in sussex county anyone related to mary smith deceased of sussex,nj and anyone with information on robert omstead formerly of newton nj, please contact me, I was born in stillwater nj 1932
 

Name: wtqnford j simmons jr <sjsthbampr@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? lillie simmons
What year did they arrive? do know
Where did they come from? dont know
Comments:
would like to contact all friends and relative in sussex county nj
 

Name: wtqnford j simmons jr <sjsthbampr@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? lillie simmons
What year did they arrive? do know
Where did they come from? dont know
Comments:
would like to contact all friends and relative in sussex county nj
 

Name: Debby Taylor <d3b5taylor@ohiohills.com>
Date: 2003-11-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Jeremiah Thompson and Anne Price
What year did they arrive? Not sure but they migrated to Athens County, OH around the early 1800s
Where did they come from? He came from Morris County, NJ
Comments:
Jeremiah, I believe was the son of Nathaniel Thompson and Hannah Pierson of Morris County NJ. Anne was the daughter of Samuel Price and I think his wife's name was Mary. Jeremiah and Anne had 9 children, the three oldest, William P., Hannah and Samuel being born in NJ. Jeremiah and Anne migrated to Athens County, OH in Alexander or Lodi Twp.

I think that Nathaniel Thompson was related to Price Thompson either as a brother or a cousin.

If anyone has any information on this Thompson family, please contact me!

 

Name: Linda Todd <tenortodd@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-17
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Johannes Martin Buchner
What year did they arrive? 1753
Where did they come from? Germany
Comments:
This is a very large family that emigrated north into Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Common variations on the spelling include: Boughner & Buckner. Always glad to find more cousins!
 

Name: Gene Somogyi <esomogyi@satx.rr.com>
Date: 2003-11-07
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Brink and Somogyi
What year did they arrive? 1930
Where did they come from? Hungry
Comments:
I was born at Sussex County Hospital and lived for a short period of time in Franklin. I had relatives on my mother's side (Brink) that lived in Newton and Branchville. ABout my 7th birthday with my dad in the service we moved away and in the late 60's settled in San Antonio Texas.

Gene Somogyi
Cibolo Texas (by San Antonio, Texas)

 

Name: robin Hacker-Lancaster <robbiellama@htomail.com>
Date: 2003-11-06
Comments:
My barn used to be the post office and also a general store and a blacksmith shop. It is located in the Plumbsock section of Wantage at the junction of routes 628 and 519. Im hoping to find out more about my house and barn when I visit the records dept. in Newton.
 

Name: John O'Keefe <ojokeefe@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-06
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William Cole
What year did they arrive? Before 1800
Where did they come from? Pennsylvannia ?
Comments:
I'm looking for the parents of William Cole, founder of Colesville, NJ. His wife was Catherine Brink. He is listed in the 1850 Census, where his birthplace is given as PA.
 

Name: Beverly Stamets <dikbev2@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Thomas Mann
What year did they arrive? prior to 1754
Where did they come from? Marcelsfield, England
Comments:
CORRECTION TO THE ABOVE: Margaret Bonham was NOT the mother of Nancy Oldham. Nancy's father was Charles Oldham, but her mother's name is not known. I should learn how to proofread. Sorry.
Beverly

 

Name: Beverly Stamets <dikbev2@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Thomas Mann
What year did they arrive? prior to 1754
Where did they come from? Marcelsfield, England
Comments:
Thomas Mann and Margaret Bonham were my gr-gr-gr-grandparents. They were married in 1776 in New Jersey. They were the parents of 8 children, including Shuah Mann Sr., b. 15 Feb 1787 in Sussex Co. N.J. Shuah married Nancy Oldham, dau of Charles Oldham and Margaret Bonham probably also of England. Any leads most gratefully appreciated.
Beverly

 

Name: Jack Mohrle <jemohrle@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-21
Comments:
Thanks for the web site. I am a councilman in Stanhope. I apprecviate your eforts. Jack
 

Name: Robert Sutherland-Wedding <RSuthWed1@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-13
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Sutherland
What year did they arrive? Circa 1765
Where did they come from? Scotland? via Somerset Co., NJ?
Comments:
Good site. Some of the links are down. Hope they're back up soon.
 

Name: Wm Dennis <hankbvo@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-07
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Henry Couse
Comments:
Have a John (W) Dennis around 1800 - his son Peter
marr. a .Couse

 

Name: TAMMY HENDERSON <tamhbrih@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-07
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? savacool
What year did they arrive? 1700?
Where did they come from? germany
Comments:
LOOKING FOR MY UNCLE AND MY GRANDMOTHER. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS MILDRED SAVACOOL BORN TO FRANK SAVACOOL OF NEW JERSEY.
 

Name: James Dailey <jdailey1@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2003-08-31
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Phillip Weller & Elisabeth
What year did they arrive? 1730
Where did they come from? Germany
Comments:
In 1742 said Phillip Weller 1st with his family moved to Greenwich, Sussex County, N. J. now Franklin, Warren County, N. J. where he purchased a large tract of land on the Pohatcong Creek.
 

Name: James Dailey <jdailey1@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2003-08-31
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Phillip Weller
What year did they arrive? 1730
Where did they come from? Germany
Comments:
He and his wife elizabeth settled near Ringoes Tavern. north of Trenton.
 

Name: judy keith <baseballmom528@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-24
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Benjamin and Isabella Fortner
What year did they arrive? married in sussex in 1741
Where did they come from? he was born in morris n.j. she in sccotland
Comments:
I have that Benjamin was a Revolutionary war private from Sussex. They are both buried in the union cemetery in Hope township
 

Name: yvonne tims <idevy@kinex.net>
Date: 2003-08-14
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Johannes Dirckse Westbroeck
What year did they arrive? before 1753
Where did they come from? Ulster Co. NY
Comments:
Johannes/ Hannes/ Hannis was one of the earliest settlers in what is now Wantage Twp. Sussex Co. NJ, descending from the Anthony Janson Van Westbroek.
 

Name: Jason Stoops <jbstoops@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-04
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Charles Courtright
What year did they arrive? Don't know
Where did they come from? Don't know
Comments:
Looking for Courtrights or Cortright descendents in Sussex or Warren County NJ
 

Name: Lee and Rosalie Fuller <isntitroomantic@cmocast.net>
Date: 2003-07-10
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Eli Fuller and Margaret Martin, wife
What year did they arrive? Margaret Martin born in Monroe Corners, Sussex County 1815, Eli Fuller from Pa, born in 1804 or 7 still up for proof!
Comments:
My husband's Fuller tree started in Sussex county around 1833 according to a family Bible. Eli and Margaret had 11 children, all born in Sussex and Morris counties. My husband's line comes from first child, Benjamin M. Fuller. Both he and another child, Lafayette, were Mill owners in the county, as well as property owners. Ben lived on Big Spring Road, Lafayette's mill was originally the Loomis Mill
in Wantage. Other names through marriage are Amy Jones, Ben's wife, Mary Jennings, Lafayette's wife, Mary A. Theodore's wife, he was a Baptist minister, Amos Struble, Maryietta's husband, Hopkins, Anna Delia's husband, Thomas E Smith, Delia B.'s second husband (Ben's daughter) , Sarah Catherine Thornton, George B ( Ben's son) wife.

 

Name: daniel "ducky" drake <ducky@venturalink.com>
Date: 2003-07-07
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? AT THIS POINT: EBENEZER DRAKE
What year did they arrive? unsure - 1700's
Where did they come from? new jersey
Comments:
EBENEZER DRAKE - MARRIED PRUDENCE SUTTON ( FROM KNOWLTON,NJ) NI 1813; MARRIED IN SUSSEX COUNTY,NJ;

ESTABLISHED HOUSEHOLD/FARM - IN TRANQUILITY, SUSSEX COUNTY.
HAD SEVERAL CHILDREN, DESCENDAMTS LIVING IN AREA FOR
MULTIPLE DECADES ---INTO MID 1940'S.

TRYING TO MAKE CONTACT/FIND EXTENDED FAMILY/RELATIVES.

UNSURE OF WHO EBENEZER'S PARENTS WERE; I DO KNOW WHO SOME
OF HIS SIBLINGS WERE.

PLEASE CONTACT ME --- email: ducky@duckydrake.com

I VISITED THE AREA IN SPRING, 2003.
WILL BE OUT THERE WITHIN THE NEZT 12 MONTHS.

 

Name: M Bell <honeebee@jps.net>
Date: 2003-07-03
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Bell (Beal at times)
What year did they arrive? prior to 1715
Where did they come from? Scotland to Morris, NJ; then Sussex
Comments:
Issac Bell was born in Sussex about 1715. His father was John Bell / Beal born in Scotland. I would appreciate any help in locating their records.... or find website that may be able to help me.
Thank you.

 

Name: Everard Hubert <pentrez-07@msn.com>
Date: 2003-06-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Abraham Hubert
What year did they arrive? 1850-1860
Where did they come from? Roxbury township, Morris county
Comments:
Abraham owned a farm somewhere in Green Township,Sussex County
 

Name: Arlene Dubuc <gmaarlene4@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-11
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Gabriel Payne
What year did they arrive? about 1790
Where did they come from? Northern Ireland
Comments:
Gabriel Payne is mentioned in a Sussex Co History published in 1795. First census record 1830 in Sussex Co. Newton Twp. Moved on to Washington Co. OH ca 1832. Searching for spouse name. Appreciate any help & will share info with distant cousins.
 

Name: Gregory E. Thompson <GThomp5749@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-10
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Virgil Harris Crisman
Where did they come from? Warren County
Comments:
I am looking for Thompson, Crisman, Ryker family members
 

Name: STEPHEN KING <SKing999011@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-09
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? AZZUR REED
What year did they arrive? BEFORE 1700
Where did they come from? MASSACHUSETTS/CT
Comments:
i'M LOOKING FOR AZZUR REEDS PARENTS. AZZUR WAS BORN ABOUT 1700,DIED 3 JAN 1764, SUSSEX CO. NJ. HE HAD A SON, AZUR/AZER
REED, 1723, M:1756, SUSSEX CO. NJ TO SARAH SUTTON, 1735/1792, AND AZER DIED 25 AUG 1795, HARDWICK, NJ. OTHER
SURNAMES:YOUNG,ARRISON,STICKLES,NIXON,WYNNM,CILLEY,
WINTERMUTE.

 

Name: John Milton Douglas Stringer <jstringer7@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2003-05-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Stringer (abt. 1745-abt. 1810)
What year did they arrive? unknown
Where did they come from? Swiss-German extraction
Comments:
John & Joanna (Dell?) Stringer are my 4th great-grandparents. Their sons were Aaron, Robert & Benjamin all born in New Jersey, I believe??? There were probably others. These are notes I have on the family: From Warren County, New Jersey, granted land after American Revolution, 1776 in area of Kingston, Ontario. Kingston officials said "They quitted their land". John & Joanna returned to Pa & settled in Luzerne on Susquehanna River on Route 309 - edge of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Two sons (Aaron & Robert) joined with other New Jersey Loyalists and eventually settled on Lyons Creek in Crowland Township, Welland County, Ontario. Benjamin married into the Senecas, and died at the Six Nations Reserve on the Grand River, north of Dunnville, Ontario. I would like to know more about John & Joanna's origin if it is available. Love the site and found additional information from it. Thanks, John Stringer
 

Name: lotus young <ldwyoung@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-20
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? James Scott
What year did they arrive? first known - 1755
Where did they come from? Scotland
Comments:
I'm stuck regarding James Scott's parents. Family history says his father was William Scott and that James was born in this country c. 1755. Father immigrated after 1745 Battle of Culloden Moor. Absolutely no idea who mother was.
Later family names for which I have no information include
Catherine Kimball(sp) who married Matthias Scott c.1780's and Hannah Simpson who married Steven Scott c1830. If anyone is researching this family I'd love to exchange information.

 

Name: Sherry Olivo-Wecht <sherry_olivowecht7@msn.com>
Date: 2003-05-18
Comments:
Love your site! Keep up the great work!
 

Name: Sherry Olivo-Wecht <sherry_olivowecht7@msn.com>
Date: 2003-05-18
Comments:
Keep up the great work on the site.
 

Name: colleen kelly <irish40@optonline>
Date: 2003-05-16
Comments:
The site was informative.
 

Name: Elizabeth Cann <elizabeth_cann@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-07
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William Perrine
What year did they arrive? not known
Where did they come from? France
Comments:
I would aappreciate hearing from anyone having a Perine

connection in Sussex County. William married Ann. They

were parents of seven children; Johanna, James, Sarah,

Jemima, Polly, Daniel, and Elizabeth. His will was proved

26 August, 1817 at Newton.


 

Name: Michael FERRAZZANO <michael.ferrazzano@premierusa.us>
Date: 2003-05-07
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? ME
What year did they arrive? 2003
Where did they come from? BERGEN COUNTY
Comments:
I LOVE LIVING HERE
 

Name: richard elias coleman <rcolema@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-06
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? nathan coleman
What year did they arrive? 1801?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
11 Coleman brothers from mid-late 1800 and early 1900s buried at Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility, NJ.

i am looking to find ancestors of nathan coleman 1801-1857 and Hannah Hart Coleman 1807-1894.


 

Name: Lance Cole <el54sie@juno.com>
Date: 2003-05-06
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Henry Couse, Peter Couse
What year did they arrive? !750-1760
Where did they come from? Germany via Phila
Comments:
Collecting info on all Couses especially Peter, Henry, John,George Anthony. Also Couses in Dutchess Co. N.Y. and Saratoga Co. N.Y. Collecting unplaced Couses.
My mother was a Couse, dau. of John Henry Couse, Ballston Spa, N.Y.

 

Name: Lance Catlin <lancecatlin@cs.com>
Date: 2003-05-02
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Jonathan Catterlin/Casterlin/CATLIN
What year did they arrive? Jonathan born Jan 15, 1754; Wantage,Sussex, NJ
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
I'm researching Jonathan but have been unable to identify his wife or either parents. He had at least one brother Nathaniel. Both served in the Revolution. Jonathan lived outside Unionville, Orange, NY until moving with all children to Tioga, NY in 1820. The various surname spellings have brought me to a halt at this point. Any HELP would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Rosemary Lance <rl250@core.com>
Date: 2003-04-29
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Christopher Lance/Lantz
What year did they arrive? Unknown
Where did they come from? Probably Germany/Perhaps Bern Switzerland
Comments:
Wife: Sarah (Johnson -probably) Lance Married in Sussex NJby Judge Predmore. Migrated to Ohio in about 1804.Need church records; probably Presbyterian/German Reformed.
 

Name: Taylor Pettit <taylorpettit69@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Pettit
What year did they arrive? Unknown
Where did they come from? Unknown
Comments:
I have just began to trace my sussex co. ancestors
 

Name: Lynn Walker Armstrong <lynnwarmstrong@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Daniel E. Walker
What year did they arrive? unknown
Where did they come from? unknown
Comments:
He was born in NJ ca 1800 and his parents were also born in NJ according to the 1880 census, Montgomery County Illinois.
In 1830 NJ census he and his wife and children were in Warren County NJ, Greenwick TWP

 

Name: Lynn Walker Armstrong <lynnwarmstrong@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Daniel E. Walker
What year did they arrive? unknown
Where did they come from? unknown
Comments:
He was born in NJ ca 1800 and his parents were also born in NJ according to the 1880 census, Montgomery County Illinois.
In 1830 NJ census he and his wife and children were in Warren County NJ, Greenwick TWP

 

Name: Lynn Walker Armstrong <lynnwarmstrong@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Daniel E. Walker
What year did they arrive? unknown
Where did they come from? unknown
Comments:
He was born in NJ ca 1800 and his parents were also born in NJ according to the 1880 census, Montgomery County Illinois.
In 1830 NJ census he and his wife and children were in Warren County NJ, Greenwick TWP

 

Name: Felicia <fswisher@dmcom.net>
Date: 2003-04-08
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? ? ? DeGroat
What year did they arrive? Don't know
Where did they come from? Don't know
Comments:
Searching for a "George Foster Degroat" - 1926 Obit. states: "Born in NJ 1845" - Shows up in Pike Co. on 1880 Census, married with children. Where was he for 35 years ?
Cannot locate him anyplace ! Love this site - very informative !

 

Name: Jo McCormack Wilson <wilsonjo@nationwide.com>
Date: 2003-03-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Bernard McCormick
What year did they arrive? not sure
Where did they come from? Ireland
Comments:
Bernard came from Ireland. His son (Francis Joseph McCormack) is my grandfather. Frank was born in Newton NJ in 1892. Trying to find out more.
 

Name: Alan B. White <whitesalb@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-03-25
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? prob Benjamin Drake
What year did they arrive? 1750's
Where did they come from? Orange Co.
Comments:
His farm was in the boudary disputed area around Waterloo Mills. His father Joseph Drake, and grandfather Benjamin John Drake are from the Dutch line of Drakes descended from Josias Janze Draatz, an emigrant from Holland in the 17th century. Benjamin left Orange Co. (previously Sussex Co.) about 1732, selling his property in Lot 10 of the first west division of the Waywayanda patent and moved to Barton, NY in Tioga Co., NY. He was my third great grandfather. He had a sawmill on Rutgers Kill just outside of Waterloo Mills. His wife was Anna Canfield, brother of Jesse who is buried in Holbart Cemetery in Slate Hill.
 

Name: Shirley Mack <Mackshr@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-23
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Reverend John Smith
What year did they arrive? after 1661
Where did they come from? Barnstable, Mass
Comments:
I am trying to trace the children of John Smith, who remained in New Jersey. What I know. Samuel Smith (1644-1729), married Ester Dunham in Woodbridge, NJ. Samuel had two sons, Benjamin and Samuel. I am descended from Samuel, born April 18,1685. He had a son Joseph who married Rachel Alfred. Their sons Silas (17760)and John (born August 22,1754, married Hannah Wilcox) went to Grimsby, ON, Canad West, as United Empire Loyalist. I have much information on John and his descendants down to my grandchildren.
 

Name: Mary Spartz <bsmews@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-03-15
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Benjamin Roe
What year did they arrive? 1791
Where did they come from? New York
Comments:
Looking for any records of this line of the Roe family.
 

Name: Maureen M. Lee <www.happeningsinthehills.com>
Date: 2003-03-09
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Increase Holly (Holley, Hawley)
What year did they arrive? Unknown
Where did they come from? Allegedly Connecticut
Comments:
Informative site. Hopefully I'll make progress with Increase Holly.
 

Name: Joan Johnson <seashell@pacifier.com>
Date: 2003-03-01
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Peter Card
What year did they arrive? 1751
Where did they come from? Morris county?
Comments:
I have posted info on Peter in another area of the guest book.
But I am also looking for information about Daniel Hopkins who married Caroline Bishop b. 25 Apr 1848 near New Foundland. They married 4 Jul 1863. Daniel was b. 27 Mar 1842 in West Milford.
Daniel's parents were David Hopkins and Mary Freeman. That's all I know about the Hopkins other than that Daniel fought in the Civil War.

I have no information about Caroline Bishop's parents except the name of Abner Bishop as possible father.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Joan Johnson

 

Name: Joan Johnson <seashell@pacifier.com>
Date: 2003-03-01
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Peter Card
What year did they arrive? abt 1751
Where did they come from? Morris County
Comments:
Peter (or John) came to Stockholm with Col. John Seward to settle his homestead. The Cards lived for 3 or 4 generations on the Seward homestead, later owning part of it.
I would be greatful for any information about Peter's (or John) birthplace and his parents. He married a Sara surname unknown. They had 6 children: Henry b 1765, Peter Jr b.1763, Catherine b. 1770, John b.1775, Stephen b. 1777 and Rachel b. 1780

 

Name: Richard French <dickannaf@C2i2.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Richard French>Moses French?
What year did they arrive? 1770's
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:

Moses and Henery Frensh are listed on the 1774 tax list. Richard French b. about 1775.
Richard witnessed a will in Knowlton Twp. in 1802

Richard and Easter Scrosman babtised children at Walpack in 1803

 

Name: Helen Miller <aloxdoc@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-25
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Andrew Miller
What year did they arrive? Not sure
Where did they come from? Orange County, NY
Comments:
Andrew Miller lived in the Sussex New Jersey area sometime after 1770. His children were Andrew, Nancy, Charlotte, Sarah and John. Andrew, Jr. married Susan Woodruff and they eventually moved on to Urbana, Steuben County, New York. Any information would be gratefully accepted.
 

Name: Charles R. Wheeler <crtwheeler@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-10
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John T. Wheeler
What year did they arrive? Approx 1870
Where did they come from? Warren County - Stewartsville
Comments:
Looking for information on John T. Wheeler who settled in Newton and his brother George F. Wheeler who settled in Netcong/stanhope area about the same time.
 

Name: Blair Hendershot <bhender1@rochester.rr.com>
Date: 2003-02-05
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Michael Hendershot
What year did they arrive? Abt. 1710/11
Where did they come from? Rhineland Germany
Comments:
Looking for information on Michael Hendershot, born 1734. He may have been married to a Sarah Vonschall. Would like to know all their children.
 

Name: Paul Silsby <psilsby@aol.com>
Date: 2002-12-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? David Silsbee
What year did they arrive? 1830 census
Where did they come from? Orange County, NY
Comments:
David Silsbee was Rev war Veteran from NY.

James Silsbee was probably his son, one of James's sons was my ggf.

 

Name: Tim Myers <tmyers3@nycap.rr.com>
Date: 2002-12-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Henry Wilhelm Kishpaugh
What year did they arrive? ca 1800
Where did they come from? Knowlton, NJ - Holland prior
Comments:
I have lost of info on the Kishpaugh. i recently discovered that a branch moved to Luzerne County, Pa the Kishbaughs. There they intermarried, at least twice, with my Myers ancestors. As far as I knew my Myers ancestors came from Dutchess County, NY (Kingston) via Berks/ Schuylkill County Pa, then Coumbia County, then Sullivan/Bradford Counties to Binghamton, NY. Anyway the Luzerne County History mentions the Myers ancestor, Daniel Myers - In one place it says he came from PA and another says New Jersey. Since the Kishbaugh settled in Nescopeck, Luzerne County area, they Myers could easily have come from NJ as well. If anyoen has any info I wouls greatly apppreciate it.
 

Name: Yvonne Tims <snoopy121@cstone.net>
Date: 2002-12-10
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Johannes Dircks Westbrook
What year did they arrive? mid 1700's
Where did they come from? Kingston, NY
Comments:
Johannes is from the same Westbrook family that settled along old Mine Road, Sussex County.
 

Name: Bill Dennis <hankbvo@aol.com>
Date: 2002-12-07
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Henry Couse (Ithink!)
What year did they arrive? a. 1800
Where did they come from? Philly (and Germany)
Comments:
W H Dennis(1) was born to John Couse Dennis, son of Peter: c1860. WHD(2) born in MN -- I'm (3). Would like to know more of the Dennises, too...
 

Name: mary <marimar@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2002-12-04
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Elizabeth Mackey
Comments:
I know she was married in Sussex County, NJ nov 18, 1804 to John Lefler. She was born about 1786 where I don't know. She died (probably) in Canada.
Any info would be wonderful!
Mary

 

Name: Nancy Dickerson <suzyq@energyunited.net>
Date: 2002-11-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? SIEOM DIXON
Comments:
I think the family of SIEOM and MARGARET DIXON are ggggrandparents. I took a chance and looked under the SUSSEX Co. of NEW JERSEY and there they were. I have information on my gggrandfather that he was born in NJ and the mystery deepens when the censes of STEUBEN Co.NEW YORK says my grandfather was born both in NY and NJ as the letters were written over and I have been looking for the truth ever since. I hope I have finally found the correct birth place an hope to find out more on the DIXON family. Can any one give me more proof? Good web site. Nan
 

Name: Jack (John) Cunningham <ProudVietnamVeteran@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-11-26
Comments:
Peggy,
I apologize for calling you Nancy.

It's still a great site!!

 

Name: Jack (John) Cunningham <ProudVietnamVeteran@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-11-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? I came from NYC.
Comments:
Hi Nancy,
I'm building a web site for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for District 21 (Sussex County, NJ). I was looking for some good County links for Vets, their families and their friends to surf.
You have a great site here! Keep up your great work.
Jack Cunningham
Sussex

http://home.earthlink.net/~vfw_district_21_/

 

Name: Meta Dorer <Meta40@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-25
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Frederick Shirts
Comments:
I would like to talk with anyone who is researching Frederick Shirts (Shurts, Shurtz) or any of his relations. He was living in Franklin, NJ in 1830.
 

Name: Meta Dorer <Meta40@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-25
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? James Scott
What year did they arrive? After the Revolutionary War
Where did they come from? Scotland
Comments:
I would like to talk with anyone who is researching James Scott or any of his relations. Thank you for this website. It's terrific!
 

Name: Robert L. Protzmann <Robert.Protzman@akzo-nobel.com>
Date: 2002-11-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Peter Woychinski
What year did they arrive? ? 1870 Census
Where did they come from? Poland/Prussia
Comments:
He is found in the 1870 Census Index in Newtown, Sussex Co, with Frank Woychinski, possibly his brother.

He had several children b. in NJ according to the 1880 Census.

The family ended up in NYC (where they were carriage makers) and Brooklyn.

Seeking more information.

 

Name: Carol Hinson Allen <dfallen@adelphia.net>
Date: 2002-11-13
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Johannes Heinrick Schuster
What year did they arrive? Do not know
Where did they come from? Birschdorf, Europa, Germany
Comments:
I was just looking for a map of Sussex Co. so that I could see where Stillwater is. I will being doing more in deepth research at another time. I thought finding Stillwatter could help in maybe finding a Port of entry.
 

Name: Tom White <thomas_315us@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-11
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? George Onsted
What year did they arrive? Abt 1800
Where did they come from? Germany
Comments:
Settled in Newton, Sussex Co., NJ and began migrating to Cambridge Township, Lenawee Co., MI around 1815. Town of Onsted, was founded after one of George's grandsons, William Onsted.
 

Name: Darlene Williams <msdargo100@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-06
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Sisco,Lozaw,Scott,Johnson
What year did they arrive? ??
Where did they come from? ??
Comments:
I know Sarah Sisco side.I am looking for her husband George Lozaw(b.1854).I would like to know about their children.
Anna Lozaw married William Scott.I would like to find out about them & children.Frank Scott is my grandfather(b.1903)
My mother(Annie Meta Scott)said they lived in franklin ,Sussex Co.My grandmother Margaret (johnson)Scott also lived there as a child. Any info. would help me alot. Thanks!!!
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Name: Bruce Cortright <bcourtri@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2002-11-03
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Cortright/Courtright/Middaugh
Comments:
Extremely interested in learning the ancestry of "James Cortright" who married "Sarah E. Middaugh." "James" was born abt. 1850. "Sarah" was born Dec. 4, 1841, in Frankford, Sussex Co., New Jersey. One of their children was "William Cortright," and one of "William's" children was "Jesse W. Cortright."
 

Name: Jean G. Sanger <chetsang@insightbb.com>
Date: 2002-11-01
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Stephen Bailey
What year did they arrive? 1794
Where did they come from? Warwick, NY
Comments:
I am a descendent of Captain Daniel Bailey, his son, Mathew Grant Bailey and his only child, a daughter, Sarah Louise Bailey. Louise married David Duncan Gilchrist of Summit, New Jersey. They had three sons--David Bailey Gilchrist, Stuart Duncan Gilchrist and Thomas Lawrence Gilchrist and one daughter, Jean Louise Gilchrist.
The family lived in Glenwood, Sussex County. One of my relatives built the Grist Mill.


Do you have any information about Captain Bailey's activities of Company F, 27th Regiment nJ Volunteers?

 

Name: Jean G. Sanger <chetsang@insightbb.com>
Date: 2002-11-01
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Stephen Bailey
What year did they arrive? 1794
Where did they come from? Warwick, NY
Comments:
I am a descendent of Captain Daniel Bailey, his son, Mathew Grant Bailey and his only child, a daughter, Sarah Louise Bailey. Louise married David Duncan Gilchrist of Summit, New Jersey. They had three sons--David Bailey Gilchrist, Stuart Duncan Gilchrist and Thomas Lawrence Gilchrist and one daughter, Jean Louise Gilchrist.

Do you have any information about Captain Bailey's activities of Company F, 27th Regiment nJ Volunteers?

 

Name: mary alter <maryalter@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-10-14
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? ? edsall @ ? shay
Comments:
Looking for church records for information on the parents of Hannah (?) Shay who married Phil(l)ip Shay in late 1790's. There is some connection to the Edsall family. Also for the parents of Phillip Shay.

Have found your site to be most helpful.

 

Name: Diane Smith <dianescakes@netburner.net>
Date: 2002-10-06
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? don't know for sure yet
What year did they arrive? still searching this info
Where did they come from? hope to find out soon
Comments:
Doing my family tree on my mothers side, includes SLIKER,(Isabelle, Rudolph) SAUNDERS,(Earnest, Leonard). COUNTERMAN(Russell, Myrtle, Annie) Jacob and Lydia Robbins Counterman
Any help is very much appreciated. Some family members are buried in the Newton Cemetary.
Fathers side Eugene Smith parents are James Smith and Ellen Lewis Smith. Some from Warren County.
Thank you for any help.

 

Name: Verna Sprague <verleen.sp@verizon.net>
Date: 2002-10-05
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William Sprague (d. 1808)
What year did they arrive? unknown
Where did they come from? unknown
Comments:
possible father is Ebenezer Sprague....looking for information pertaining to Ebenezer, Stephen, Randle, John Sprague.....possible relation to William Sprague.....all our listed together in land taxes for Hardyston in 1780...
and also in 1774 is Ebenezer, William, and Ebenezer Sprague.
Some moved on to Ohio, William stayed in Vernon, Sussex, NJ

 

Name: Mariyn Everts Critari <avenge91101@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-09-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Robt. Bell, Jacob Lash & Peter Yost
What year did they arrive? 1700s
Where did they come from? Bell, Scotland; Lash & Yost, Germany
Comments:
All migrated to Belmont Co., OH. Robt. Bell founder of Bellville, Richland Co., OH. Jacob Lash and Peter Yost were soldiers in the American Revolution. I am currently working on adding them as supplemental ancestors to my DAR record.

Input from any descendants of above would be greatly appreciated.

Marilyn

 

Name: Laura Schneider <laurajanenm@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-09-12
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Louise Schneider, I think
Comments:
Hi! I grew up in Andover, I now live in Albquerque, N.M. I am enrolled in college and one of my assignments is a family tree. I am just feeling around to start my project, but I will let you know what I find out to add to your information. Thank you for your time,
Laura Schneider

 

Name: Linda Roorda <edlinroorda@clarityconnect.com>
Date: 2002-09-07
Comments:
This is a wonderful, helpful site! I am researching Walter Wallace Titsworth Jr; my dad was herdsman for him in 1950s. As kids we visited Walter's elderly Victorian daughters; very special ladies. Now I've learned the poss ancestor of Walter was a Willem Abrahmse Tietsoort who mar Neeltje Swart, older sister in my mom's Swart line! Amazing connection! I recall seeing the old Indian totem pole along Rt 23 which my dad said was on land purchased from the Indians by someone in Walter's ancestry. Would love to learn more, including Walter's lineage backwards so I can make the connection into my Swart line. I believe from your 1850 census that Walter's father's father may have been Amos Titsworth. Thanks for the great work you are doing with this site; my first visit!
 

Name: carole lawson <caroleharrison@prodigy.net>
Date: 2002-08-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Brady
What year did they arrive? 1700's
Where did they come from? Scotland or Ireland
Comments:
I am researching John and Phebe Walling Brady who were married 28 Aug 1813. I havn't been able to find out who John's parents were, but I think that Phebe was the daughter of Abraham and Eve Walling. They lived in Sussex Co, and in Wantage Township. John and Phebe moved to Marion Ohio around 1825. I am also searching for the parents of Peter Van Houten who married Mary Brady 26 Dec 1805 in Sussex Co, they also moved to Marion Ohio. These two families are my GGgrandarents. Thank you, Carole Lawson
 

Name: Karen Elder <wmroark@netzero.net>
Date: 2002-08-25
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William Roark
Comments:
I'm not sure William Roark originated (in the U.S.) in NJ. He enlisted in the 1st Regt. NJ Militia in Sussex County.
 

Name: Alicia B. <histb@nac.net>
Date: 2002-07-19
Comments:
As township historian for Montague Township, I welcome any information about families and places from our town. Am particularly seeking old photos of homes/businesses, and possibly images of former residents, or postcard images - for a book we'd like to have for our town's 250th anniversary in 2009 !
Please visit our society's info at:

http://www.montaguenj.org/march/march.htm
http://community.nj.com/cc/march


 

Name: Alan B. White <whitesalb@prodigy.net>
Date: 2002-07-08
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Benjamin Drake
What year did they arrive? mid 1700's
Where did they come from? Orange Co., NY
Comments:
Searching for the Dutch line of Drakes, especially Benjamin Drake and wife Anna of Orange Co. and his father Joseph, and Josephs father John Drake of Goshen. They owned land right in the disputed area of the state boundary. Also seeking info on Taylors.
 

Name: mary hedden peck <marypeck@klink.net>
Date: 2002-06-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Asher B. Hedden b 1787
What year did they arrive? 1630
Where did they come from? England
Comments:
I have been unable to find the parents of Asher B. Hedden born in Essex Co. in 1787, who is my gr gr grandfather. He married Rachel Porter and my gr grandfather David E. Hedden was born in 1811. They were both shoemakers and both died in Sussex Co., Newton. dI keep hitting a wall as to parentage. The British burned birth certificates in 1814 in Washington.
 

Name: mary hedden peck <marypeck@klink.net>
Date: 2002-06-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Asher B. Hedden b 1787
What year did they arrive? 1630
Where did they come from? England
Comments:
I have been unable to find the parents of Asher B. Hedden born in Essex Co. in 1787, who is my gr gr grandfather. He married Rachel Porter and my gr grandfather David E. Hedden was born in 1811. They were both shoemakers and both died in Sussex Co., Newton. dI keep hitting a wall as to parentage. The British burned birth certificates in 1814 in Washington.
 

Name: Kathleen Purchase <LPurch6636@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-21
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Wm. H. Hamler
Comments:
I believe that Wm. H. Hamler (1802-1854) is from the Hammler line that before Sussex County, was in Somerset County and before Somerset County, was in their place of arrival in New York from Gemmingen, Germany in 1717.
 

Name: Elizabeth Miller <bettymiller04901@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-06-13
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Stephen Fairchild Lyon
What year did they arrive? Born There I Heard
Comments:
I was told that my Great Great Grandfather Stephen F. Lyon was born in Sussex County. His Father Daniel Lyon might have been born there too. Stephen was born in 1807.
 

Name: Paul Thompson <thompson50@compuserve.com>
Date: 2002-06-04
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Andrew Thompson
What year did they arrive? 1778
Where did they come from? Scotland>Hunterdon Co>Sussex Co
Comments:
My Ayers ancestors may have arrived earlier but Andrew Thompson is my 4th great grandfather. Would like to communicate with others researching THOMPSON, LONGCOR(E), LONGCOY or Van Sickle.
 

Name: Jolien Rife Catlin <jcatlin5@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-05-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Jonathan Catterlin
What year did they arrive? 1754 (b)
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
Jonathan fought in the Rev. War volunteering from Sussex County, Wantage twp.
 

Name: Bernadette DiMucio/Yeager <skyeceltic@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Dorman-Buckley-Reilly
What year did they arrive? late 1700 early 1800
Where did they come from? Ireland
Comments:
i want my children and there children to know how there grand parents came here.How they live, who they married and what they did for work . i don't want to loose our roots.
 

Name: Francis Andrews Maloney Jr. <FAMPappaGallo@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Dr. James Edward Maloney
What year did they arrive? about 1948 or 1949
Where did they come from? Brooklyn, New York
Comments:
Thank you for your hard work into putting together the list of communities within Sussex County. Four of my cousins told me that they were born at SUSSEX within Sussex County, but I could not find it on the road atlas. Where within Sussex County is the community of Sussex? Is (or was) there a hospital there where my cousins, born 1953, 1955, 1956, and 1960 would have been born? They are my late Aunt,s children, and also grandchildren of Dr. James E. Maloney, as I am.
 

Name: Pati Bost <legna58@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2002-05-21
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? James Cooper b. abt. 1787
What year did they arrive? Im trying to find this out.
Where did they come from? I really dont know.
Comments:
I am looking for surnames, Cooper,Martin,Owens and Degroat.My ggrandmother was supposed to be indian, dont know what tribe.my grandmother Emma louella Degroat was born in 1909 her fathers name might have been abe dont know her mothers name.Emma had a daughter her name on her birth cert. is not known we knew her as Kay her name may have been catherine ann or katie ann she may have been born out of wedlock her fathers name was asburn martinwho recently passed at the age of 95 this was before emma married my grandfather Aaron Cooper. Help please cant go farther than emma on her side. Emma was born in Hawley PA.
Thanks Pati

 

Name: Lanea <LVOangel@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-13
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? i have no clue
What year did they arrive? ---------------------------------
Where did they come from? --------------------------------
Comments:
i really like ur page. i live in morris though. oh well!
 

Name: Judy Cassidy <Jamescassidy22@cs.com>
Date: 2002-05-03
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Dorland/Durling
What year did they arrive? prior to 1791
Where did they come from? Morris County NJ
Comments:
John Durling d. befr Feb. 15, 1791 in Hardwick Sussex Co NJ, His son John b. Jan 27, 1780, d. Aug 3, 1811, Hardwick Twp, Sussex Co NJ and is buried in Yellow Frame Ch Cem. Also Charity Durling b. Sept 3, 1765, d. June 9, 1840, wife of John sr.
 

Name: Judy Cassidy <Jamescassidy22@cs.com>
Date: 2002-05-02
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Dorland Family
What year did they arrive? Early in the 1700's
Where did they come from? Long Island or Staten Island, NY
Comments:
John Dorland/Durling and his children Thomas A. Jonathan, Catherine wife of Samuel Schelford and Mary wife of Isaac Reed and possible another son Isaac. Also David Smith son of MaryDorland and Benjamin Smith who was the sister of John
 

Name: Heidi <Aelfwyn@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-29
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Christian D. Day
Comments:
Why is it I didn't get interested in doing all this genealogy stuff for my many Sussex ancestors when I was growing up in New Jersey? No, waited until I lived 400 miles away! I'd love to chat with anyone else working on their Day line in Sussex.
 

Name: Ron Young <rymacy@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Levi Young
What year did they arrive? born 1758
Where did they come from? County Cork in Ireland
Comments:
Researching Levi Young, born 1758 in Rocksbury Township, Morristown, Sussex. Migrated to SC about 1780 and married teere. Lived Union County and Pickens County in SC. Was in REvolutionary War pensionfiles. Father may have been a Phineas Young assuming Levi's first born son was named after his father. Young family was Primitive Baptists in SC. Young family allegedly immigrated from County Cork in Ireland.
 

Name: Larry Thomas Edsall <Betsy-Larry@Juno.com>
Date: 2002-04-23
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? James or Jacubus Edsall
What year did they arrive? Born ca. 1725
Comments:
Son James born 1755, married Mary Simpson, son Henry Edsall born 4 February 1786,married Mary Carey 1807, son Benjamin H. Edsall, Had a son Thomas who was involved in the Baptist Bibliography and Biology organization in New York. Looking for more information as Thomas was my great grandfather.
 

Name: Marcia Green <mwverde@concentric.net>
Date: 2002-04-18
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? I'm not sure
What year did they arrive? Early
Where did they come from? I don't know
Comments:
I seeking the ancestry of James Lockwood, Sr., b. 1764, perhaps a resident of Sussex Co.
 

Name: Felicia June Swisher <fswisher@dmcom.net>
Date: 2002-04-18
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? No Idea
What year did they arrive? No Idea
Where did they come from? ??
Comments:
Searching for Info. on: Henry Masker said to have been born " 1794/NJ" ( later went to PA )- ALso: DeGroat Family - same time periods. Familys inter-married in PA - along with Blackmores, Perrys,Martins & Huffs. I am 5th generation since Henry - would love to know more ---
 

Name: Jack Hobbs <pogojack@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-04-12
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? ? Beamer/Beemer
What year did they arrive? left in the 1830's or 40's
Comments:
A great site. I've been looking for Nelson Beamer, who left Sussex county and moved to Michigan. I've found a lot about his earlier ancesters in Sussex County and had a lot of courteous help locating my kin. Now if I can find Nelson's wife, Emeline Hammond b.1826, I'll be doing just fine.
 

Name: Elizabeth Hankinson Rose <ehrose@prodigy.net>
Date: 2002-04-10
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William Hankinson
What year did they arrive? 1770
Where did they come from? Hunterdon Co., NJ
Comments:
Your site is okay! I had been to Sussex Co. long time ago & did research on the Hankinson family.have my line back to 1683 when the first Hankinson came from England.
 

Name: Alyce Jane Williams Locas <ckranch@c-zone.net>
Date: 2002-04-09
Comments:
I do not know who my first Sussex County ancestor was but,I am the great grandaughter of Samuel J. Conklin buried in Vernon Cemetary. I am the grandaughter of Ephriam D. Williams and Catherin Conklin Willliams( both are buried in Fairview Cemetary). Ephriam Williams was the son of Jacob M Williams and Martha Bugsbee Williams.
 

Name: LYNN WALKER ARMSTRONG <lynnarmstrong@juno.com>
Date: 2002-03-24
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Daniel E. Walker
What year did they arrive? He was born ca. 1800 in what is now Warren County Greenwick TWP
Where did they come from? Probably England and one American Indian
Comments:
This is my "brick Wall"

Lynn Walker Armstrong

 

Name: Betty Masters Cary <HObjcaryKUM@infoblvd.net>
Date: 2002-03-16
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Richard Masters
What year did they arrive? c 1700
Where did they come from? VA? Maryland?
Comments:
Ties to Martha MEEKER who married John CLARK and had a dau., Phebe b Feb 13, 1792 in NJ; m Issac DIXON on July 14, 1810 in Wantage, NJ. Had a son James DIXON b Dec 23, 1810 in Sussex Co., NY Isaac died in 1813. Phebe m 2d James MASTERS(1785-1861)Their son John b 1816 in NJ. Other sons b in NJ were William, 1819; Nathaniel; Lewis. Family moved to Steuben/ Schuyler Co. about 1835. Last child Judy b there in 1836. Phebe d there in 1874/6.I have John's family plus. Willing to share.
 

Name: Sabrina Marie Robb <Sabrina920@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-05
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? SOLLARS, Peter (b. abt 1806) & CYPHERS, Anna (b. abt 1808)
What year did they arrive? Born in New Jersey 1806-1808
Where did they come from? Census says their parents were born in New Jersey
Comments:
They were my G-G-Grandparents. I don't know who their siblings or parents were, hence my frustration. They were born in that part of Sussex County that MAY have become Warren County at a later date. I'm interested in ANY SOLLARS or CYPHERS (and their various spellings) in both Sussex and Warren County.

Sabrina Marie Robb
Ocala, Florida


 

Name: Marguerite Butzow <Butzowfarm@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Westbroeck/Westbrook
What year did they arrive? unknown
Where did they come from? ?Netherlands
Comments:
Researching these families in the Walpack area: Westbrook, Thompson, Losey/Locey til mid 1840s. Some went to Steuben Co.NY and then on to Mason Co. IL
 

Name: Tim Myers <tmyers3@nycap.rr.com>
Date: 2002-02-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Johan Jost Kishpaugh
What year did they arrive? 1751
Where did they come from? Holland
Comments:
I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother, Minerva Kays (raised as Kays - by grandfather - may have been born with a different last name) She married George V. Kishpaugh. These are my grandmother's parents. her mother, Minerva was born in 1875 and died in 1924. They are both burried in Newton, new Jersey. Thanks for any help.
Tim Myers

 

Name: Franklin Holley <machida007@cs.com>
Date: 2002-02-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? James Yarrington Holly
What year did they arrive? b.5 april 1797 d9 Jan.1884
Where did they come from? Orange Co. NY
Comments:
lookng for grandparents.James was a taylor and lived in Glenwood
 

Name: Thomas H. Dalrymple <tom.dalrymple@charter.net>
Date: 2002-02-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Andrew Dalrymple
What year did they arrive? ca. 1700
Where did they come from? Scotland or Scotland via Ireland
Comments:
I am told that the musket carried in the Revolutionary War by my great^4 grandfather Andrew Dalrymple is on display in a museum in Sussex County, NJ.
 

Name: P. M. Whitehead <pmwhitehead@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? David Drake
What year did they arrive? Birth
Comments:
I believe David Drake was my ggggrandfather, who married Temperance Drake in Sussex County in 1798 and emigrated to Canada shortly thereafter.
 

Name: Felicia Swisher <fswisher@dmcom.net>
Date: 2002-02-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Don't know !
Comments:
Researching families: DeGroat, Blackmore,Perry, Masker,Larney. My Search has led me from My Grandparents old farm in Otsego Co., NY, backwards thru' Wayne & Pike Co. in PA to New Jersey, where my GGGrandfather ( George Foster DeGroat)obit ( 1926) said he was born - in about 1845. Nice site ! Admire the Census you have on line ! Very Helpful.
 

Name: Martha Barnard <martha7j@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-25
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Cornelius Rodgers
What year did they arrive? 1790?
Where did they come from? unknown
Comments:
Was in 1790 Census. Children were Jeremiah b.abt.1782, Susanna b. January 23, 1785, Matthias b. March 02, 1794 and Peter b. April 20, 1797. It is believed that Cornelius had 2 wives.
 

Name: Paul Silsby\Silsbee <psilsby@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? David Silsbee
What year did they arrive? 1820 ???
Where did they come from? Warwick Co. NY
Comments:
Looking for info concerning David Silsbee, listed in 1830 & 1840 census. He is not listed in 1850 census.
 

Name: Kathy McMickle Russell <TNX2@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John McMickle
What year did they arrive? 1830
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
John's parents also came from NJ but I cannot find any information on them
 

Name: Amy Place <jakebth5@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-19
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Benjamin Perry?
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
I am still doing quite a bit of research on the names I am looking for. Although these are the main ones that same to orginate in Sussex County for me: Perry/Parry,
Strawway/Straway/Strawey, Keizer/Kizer/Kyser. I do know that Strawway's were mostly located in Newton and some descendents are still residing in or around that area.

Great Site

 

Name: Amy Place <jakebth5@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-19
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Benjamin Perry
What year did they arrive? Unknown to me
Where did they come from? Unknown to me
Comments:
I have many ancestors that seem to have orginated in Sussex County, New Jersey and moved back and forth between Sussex County and Pike County, Pennsylvania. Am interested in hearing from anyone else on certain surnames.

I am enjoying taking a look at this site and seeing all the information where I haven't thought of checking out yet.

Great site!

 

Name: Virginia Van Kirk Carey <ginny.carey@clerk.co.brevard.fl.us>
Date: 2002-02-18
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Thomas Van Kirk
Comments:
This is a collateral search without too much information.I decend from the youngest son who went to Bucks County, then Burlington Co after the Revolution. One son, John, settled in Monmouth Co, and they fanned out from there.
 

Name: Lee B. Talmadge <leetalm@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-10
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Daniel Talmadge
What year did they arrive? Abt. 1725
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
I Believe that my first known relative became known about 1741. His father is reported to be born about 1725.
I believe the next in line is:
Noah (abt 1770) in 1792 married Elizabeth Chamberlain (abt 1773). They had a son named Benjamin.
Benjamin (abt.1795) in 1817 he married Jayne Mowerson (b 1796) they had a son named Jacob. (missing)
Jacob (abt 1876) married Minnie May Totten. Together they had a son named John (b 1904) who married Fleta Castimore (b 1907)

I am their second son named Lee.

 

Name: Kenneth Casterline <casterline1@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Casterline
What year did they arrive? before 1760
Where did they come from? France
Comments:
I am currently researching the Casterline Family Geneology and associated relations.
 

Name: Tim Myers <tmyers3@nycap.rr.com>
Date: 2002-01-20
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Johan Jost Giersbach
What year did they arrive? 1751
Where did they come from? Ebersbach, Dillkreis, Hassen-Nassau, Prussia
Comments:
I am researching my Kishpaugh ancestors. I have Flo Kishpaugh's book etc. My grandmother was Ruth Elizabeth Kishpaugh, daughter of George V. Kishpaugh. They moved from Newton early in the 1900's to the Binghamton, NY area. His father was Simeon, mother Mary Ellen Nixon. I have not yet made it down to Newton on a research trip. I have been to PA several times. I plan a trip to Newton maybe this summer. The Cemetery doesn't show many Kishpaugh buried there although I know there are a bunch, incluidng George V. and his first wife Minerva, my grandmother's mother. Her mother is an inigma. All we know is that she was 'raised as a Kays by her grandfather'. Maybe she was illigitimate??? No idea. Not much listed on the site that will help. I also am looking for ancestors of Margaret Beamer, Allen Nixon, and William Gray. Please help.
 

Name: Brenda <b52milk@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-19
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Nathan Armstrong
What year did they arrive? 1740
Where did they come from? Ireland
Comments:
looking for ancestors of the pioneer Nathan Armstrong 1717-1777
 

Name: Orrin J. Thompson <ojtrc@rapidnet.com>
Date: 2002-01-18
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Nancy Harriet Drake
Where did they come from? Sussex Co.
Comments:
Ancestors needed
 

Name: Robert S. Lanterman <lantermanbob@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-01-16
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Johan Peter Lanterman
What year did they arrive? 1738
Where did they come from? Germany
Comments:
He settled on a 180 acre farm just south of present day Blairstown about 1765 and is buried in Union Brick Cemetery as are five generations of his descendants. My direct line were in Sparta and are buried in the Presbyterian Church yard.
 

Name: Richard Coots <rcootsjr@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-14
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Emma France
What year did they arrive? After 1906
Where did they come from? Warren County
Comments:
Emma France moved to Vernon Twsp. after the death of her husband Ira France in 1906. She brought with her children Grace, Blanche and Harry (Otto). She had a fourth child whose name I do not know. Harry later moved to Syracuse, NY. At the time of his death he was survived by sisters; Mrs. Clark Phillips and Mrs. Thomas Mericle of Franklin and Hampton Twsps. I would be interested in any info on descendents of these two women. Also I would be very interested in the identity of the fourth France child; as I believe this child to be my grandmother's parent. My grandmother, Grace M. France, b.1915 always said that her parents were killed in an accident when she was very young. She was raised by Emma and then later by Harry in NY. She claimed to have never remembered her parents' names. I'm hoping that by finding other descendents of Emma France, I will solve this puzzle.
 

Name: Millard Hawk <mrmill@ccil.org>
Date: 2002-01-11
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? David P. Hawk
What year did they arrive? Born 1773 - Died 1854
Where did they come from? Wish I could find out.
Comments:
I'm searching for David P.'s ancestors. He and his wife Elizabeth are on page 55 of the 1850 Census for Hunterdon, Delaware Township.
 

Name: LaVonne Platt <platword@southwind.net>
Date: 2002-01-09
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Thomas Mann (father of Shuah Mann)
What year did they arrive? ;1775 in NJ or NY
Where did they come from? England (possibly Chesire County)
Comments:
Family tradition indicates Thomas Mann first settled in the Schooley's Mountain area of Morris County, although his first son, Amba, was born in New York 10 Feb 1777. Second son, Abijah, was born 15 March 1781 in Vernon Twp, Sussex Co.NJ, and my ancestor, Shuah, (in some records listed as the 6th child) was born 15 Feb. 1787 in Sussex County, NJ

Would like to be able to confirm name of Thomas Mann's wife, as well as to locate exactly where his farm in Sussex County was located, and when & where he died & where he is buried.

Any other info. re. this Thomas Mann family would be of interest to me.


 

Name: Rosalie L Fuller <www.isntitroomantic@home.com>
Date: 2002-01-05
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Eli Fuller
Comments:
Eli Fuller was born in 1804 in Sandyston. I have not been able to find out who his parents were or where they came from. He married Margaret Fuller. They are both buried in the North Church Cemetery. They had at least 9 children, the first was Benjamin M.Fuller. He was born Oct. 14, 1835 in Sussex county. His first child, George B. Fuller was born May 28, 1864 in Hardyston.He married Cassie Thornton in 1884. It is their child, Lee William Fuller, my husband's grandfather, that I am trying to research. The family's roots in Sussex are strongly proven by the many documents of marriage, death, births I have gotten. However, it is Lee William Fuller, the grandfather that there is little documentation for. No record of birth in NJ as stated by the Vital Statisics Office. I have been waiting since Sept. 9th to find out if there is a marriage record for him in NJ. He left his family in 1923 without a trace, so they never knew where he went, when, how or where he died and is buried. I am hoping this Fuller Tree will sound familiar to someone and help me answer those questions. Then I will be able to write my family tree saga entiled, "As The Fullers Return"

 

Name: Carol Kivatisky <carolkiv@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-03
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Robert Decker
What year did they arrive? Born about 1820
Comments:
With all the Deckers in Sussex Cnty, and so few Roberts, I just can't make a connection as to who his father was. But being a Decker, I know the family has an early history in Sussex.
 

Name: Roger Langley <rml10@cornell.edu>
Date: 2002-01-02
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Schaffhauser-Schaffhouser
What year did they arrive? ABT-1889
Where did they come from? Hungry
Comments:
They lived in Franklin NJ.
 

Name: Leslie A. Shuster <Lshu@Dragonbbs.com>
Date: 2001-12-31
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Shuster
What year did they arrive? 1785?
Where did they come from? ??Philadelphia
Comments:
We think that the Gerhardt Shuster perhaps came in from the Phila. Area. Not sure
 

Name: Maggie <mjbug@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Issac Dewitt
What year did they arrive? 1741
Comments:
Also looking for HAZEN (Sam & Exra), PRICE (Jerusha), CLEMENT (Joseph, Sarah, HAnnah). Hazen & Clement moved to Berrien MI.
 

Name: Disgruntled Researcher <sandblague@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-20
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? N/A
What year did they arrive? N/A
Where did they come from? N/A
Comments:
Are you ever going to fix this site. It used to be so easy to use and so searchable before you took it over. I can't tell you how frustrating it is now. Why did you have to take something that worked and crap it up.
 

Name: Leah Van Camp Byzweski <gfchs@infi.net>
Date: 2001-12-06
Comments:
Actually, my direct ancestors remained in Albany County New York until the American Revolution. I've recently learned about the Van Campen Inn in Sussex County, NJ, and I'm very interested in learning more about it.
 

Name: Alan B. White <whitesalb@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-11-30
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Benjamin Drake
What year did they arrive? abt 1780
Where did they come from? Orange Co.
Comments:
Looking for any of the Dutch line of Drakes descended from Josias Janze Draatz, later anglicised to Drake by John Drake of Goshen. My ancestor Benjamin Drake migrated from Orange Co., NY to Tioga Co., NY about 1832 although his brothers and uncles fought with Sullivan and were there earlier, some in Chemung by 1790. I would dearly love to visit your county and do some research there. Unfortunately I knew none of this when I lived in Metuchen, NJ during the 1960's and could have done so. I have spent some time a couple of years ago researching in Goshen and Port Jervis. The entire Minisink locale is a lovely area. - Alan White
 

Name: Beth Beemer Howering <Blest_one@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-11-29
Comments:
I am looking for the answers to the above questions. Starting in North Church Cemetary, I know that my Great-great grandparents were WD Beemer and Alice Rutan. WD was born in 1858. Just beginning my journey, really.
Looking for names Beemer/Rutan/Kispaugh/Mabie town of Hamburg, generally.

 

Name: Beth Beemer Howering <Blest_one@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-11-29
Comments:
I am looking for the answers to the above questions. Starting in North Church Cemetary, I know that my Great-great grandparents were WD Beemer and Alice Rutan. WD was born in 1858. Just beginning my journey, really.
 

Name: Lynn Walker Armstrong <lynnarmstrong@juno.com>
Date: 2001-11-21
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Daniel E. Walker
What year did they arrive? born N.J. 1800
Where did they come from? Probably from England
Comments:
I am looking for my great, great grandfather, Daniel E. Walker who was born in N.J. in 1800 and died 1882 in Montgomery County IL. He married Rachael Miller who was born in Northhampton County PA ca 1796 and died in Montgomery County IL
 

Name: Lynn Walker Armstrong <lynnarmstrong@juno.com>
Date: 2001-11-21
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Daniel E. Walker
What year did they arrive? born N.J. 1800
Comments:
I am looking for my great, great grandfather, Daniel E. Walker who was born in N.J. in 1800 and died 1882 in Montgomery County IL. He married Rachael Miller who was born in Northhampton County PA ca 1796 and died in Montgomery County IL
 

Name: Marianne L. Aarons <mlaarons@linkny.com>
Date: 2001-11-14
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Henry Bale (Heinrich Behl)
What year did they arrive? ca. 1750
Where did they come from? Germany
Comments:
My mother has done much research at the Hall of Records in Newton, on various ancestors. One I'd like to know more about is Cornelius Howell -- his parents, siblings, etc. Have quite a bit on the Bale, Gunderman, Struble, Shotwell, families. My Grandfather's family owned the farm in Augusta where the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show is now located! His cousins, Elsie Bale Compton, Lydia Bale Van den Heuvel and Nellie Bale Brink were among the founders of the Horse Show.
 

Name: LaRita M. Neeley <larita2@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-02
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Courtright and Mary Clark
What year did they arrive? Before 1797
Where did they come from? John from Orange Co., NY
Comments:
I learned lots of interesting things.
 

Name: Laura McFarland <LauraMcFSSPNJ@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-31
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? so far- John Angle
What year did they arrive? between 1748 and 1776
Where did they come from? Newark, NJ
Comments:
John Angle was born in Germany. Lived in Snufftown near the Jeptha Dunn place. Served in the American Revolution with the Sussex County Militia at Newtown, enlisted September, 1776.
I am also researching the Wright family who are tied to Sussex County also.
He died May 1, 1784 in Sussex County.

 

Name: Laura McFarland <LauraMcFSSPNJ@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-31
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? so far- John Angle
What year did they arrive? between 1748 and 1776
Where did they come from? Newark, NJ
Comments:
John Angle was born in Germany. Lived in Snufftown near the Jeptha Dunn place. Served in the American Revolution with the Sussex County Militia at Newtown, enlisted September, 1776.
I am also researching the Wright family who are tied to Sussex County also.

 

Name: marijane meckling <marijanem@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Adam Eschback
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? probably from germany
Comments:
I am enjoying learning about Sussex County. The website makes it easy because I live outside Philadelphia.
 

Name: Martha Bartel <martha@bartelair.com>
Date: 2001-10-22
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Ophra Mount Sanders
What year did they arrive? 1916
Where did they come from? South Pittsburg, TN
Comments:
She Married a man named Tom ? Sanders in her home town and then they came back to his home town and lived until the 1960s in Newton. I need some one to look up 1930, 1940 1950
city directory listings of this family. Daughter born in 1920s there named Evelyn Sanders. Maybe find her. thanks martha@bartelair.com or M J Bartel, 2160 West Rialto Ave #130 San Bernardino, CA 92410

 

Name: R. Jeff Gurvine <gurvinerjeff@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-10-18
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Henrietta HORTON
What year did they arrive? Don't know
Where did they come from? Don't know
Comments:
Born 1816 at Deckertown (Wantage tnsp), had brother William who fought in Civil War and spent time in Andersonville prison. Also had sister who married a KETCHUM.
 

Name: Lorraine Hand <handkid@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-15
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Nathaniel Hand
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? New York
Comments:
I do not have much to go on, Wantage Twp. was the place of birth given on the marriage application along with father Nathaniel H and mother Phoeba Hand. We guess he was born about 1818-1926,
 

Name: Harry Lee Rochelle Jr. <hlee1741@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-15
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William Search
What year did they arrive? Early 1800's
Where did they come from? Hunterdon County
Comments:
The Search and Rochelle families moved to and lived in Sussex County from the early 1800's to the present.
 

Name: Martha Jennings Otto <MEBasic@AOL.com>
Date: 2001-10-12
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Richard Edsall
Where did they come from? New York
Comments:
I really enjoy your web site. Alot of info. on many levels, from many sources. I am trying to get info. on the Edsall's who migrated to Ohio, my ggrandmother was born there. Ohio doesn't have enough info. Am having a tough time finding info on her.
Again, keep up the good work.

Martha
New Jersey

 

Name: Mary Cockrell Shipe <mshipe@inreach.com>
Date: 2001-10-11
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Bonnell
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
I am interested in any Bonnells Bunnel Bonnel folks that may be from here.

I have a Phebe Elizabth Bonnell
who was born in 1815 July 10

I could not get into the Dutch Cemetery at Walpack from my email can anyone help me with it.

Just wondered if their were Bonnell folks burried there?
Phebe went on after marriage to David Gray Wyckoff to Jersey Co., Jerseyville, Illionis

Bye for now Mary in Northern ,California

 

Name: claire stahley <johnstahley@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-10-01
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? thomas de witt treanor
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
Thomas D Treanor Civil War Vet Co.k15th regiment N.J.volunteers.Served Aug 15,1862 to July 28,1865.Born Mar.2.1833 died July 26,1887.Buried at Deckertown Union Cemetery Sussex,N.J.
Buried next to him his wife Louise Treanor and son Harry Treanor

 

Name: Franklin P. Stahl <fstahl@megalink.net>
Date: 2001-09-09
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Francis Hagaman
What year did they arrive? about 1795-1810
Where did they come from? Probably Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY
Comments:
Descendants of Frantz "Francis" Hagaman, Sr.

1 Frantz "Francis" HAGAMAN, Sr. b: Bef. 13 Feb 1742/43 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY d: 16 Jan 1820 Centerville (now village of Knowlton), Knowlton Twp., Sussex (now Warren) Co., NJ He went from Dutchess Co., NY to Hunterdon Co., NJ (perhaps Lebanon Twp.--bef. 1773), to Columbia, Knowlton, Sussex (now Warren) Co., NJ before 1802.
. +Abigal THORN b: 1745 d: 22 Nov 1815 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY
. 2 Hannah HAGAMAN d: Bef. 1825
..... +John FORCE d: Aft. 1821 1821 Lebanon Co., Hunterdon Co., NJ according to Deed which she sells her 9th part of lot from father's intestate.
..... 3 Caroline FORCE
......... +Edward BRUGLER
. 2 Catrina (or Catherine) HAGAMAN b: Bet. 1771 - 1772 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY
..... +Robert HOFFMAN
. 2 Francis HAGERMAN, Jr. b: 23 Apr 1773 Hunterdon Co., NJ d: 19 Jul 1860 Mount Bethel, Northampton Co., PA
..... +Anna DICOW/DECOU b: 7 Mar 1777 d: 11 Apr 1844
..... 3 Mary "Polly" HAGERMAN b: 6 Mar 1800 d: 9 Nov 1881
......... +Henry SCHOCH b: 9 May 1796 PA d: 11 Jan 1878 They settled at Troy Twp., Oakland Co., MI
..... 3 William HAGERMAN b: 15 Feb 1802 Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA d: 19 May 1883 Oxford Twp., Oakland Co., MI
......... +Olive b: Abt. 1802 NY d: Bet. Jun 1859 - 1868
..... *2nd Wife of William HAGERMAN:
......... +Elizabeth BERRY b: 24 May 1808 Hope, NJ d: Feb 1882
..... *3rd Wife of William HAGERMAN:
......... +Sarah DEWITT d: Bet. 14 Sep 1844 - 14 Apr 1845 Oxford Twp., Oakland Co., MI
..... 3 Sarah Ann "Sallie" HAGERMAN b: 15 Sep 1805 Warren Co., NJ d: Aft. 1860
......... +Francis Cooper STONE
..... *2nd Husband of Sarah Ann "Sallie" HAGERMAN:
......... +Richard STIRE
..... 3 John HAGERMAN b: 11 Jun 1808 Portland, Northampton Co., PA d: 17 May 1889 Birmingham, Oakland Co., MI
......... +Adeline "Atlene" ANELE/ANGLE b: 16 Feb 1818 Delaware, NJ d: 11 Jun 1907 Probably Birmingham, Oakland Co., MI
..... 3 Rebecca "Becky" HAGERMAN b: 8 Nov 1810
......... +Charles KLINEFELTER
..... 3 Hannah HAGERMAN b: 1812
......... +SMOKE/SCHMOCK
. 2 Joshua HAGERMAN I b: 14 Feb 1775 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY or Knowlton, Warren Co., NJ d: 28 Apr 1864 Probably Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA 28 Apr 1810 He purchased 201 3/4th acres of land in Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA
..... +Susanna DILLS b: 18 Jul 1781 Probably Warren Co., NJ d: 10 Nov 1863 Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton Co., PA; Buried at Slate Belt Cemetery, Mount Bethel
..... 3 Eugene HAGERMAN b: 1807
..... 3 Esquires "Squires" HAGERMAN b: Bet. 1807 - 1808 d: 16 Feb 1880 Resided in Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Nmpn. Co., PA
......... +Rachel A. BARNS
..... 3 Catherine "Katy" HAGERMAN b: 1809 d: Aft. 1860 Resided in Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA
......... +Jacob MOREY b: 1797 d: Bet. 1860 - 1880 Resided in Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA
..... 3 Mahlon HAGERMAN I b: 22 May 1813 Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton Co., PA d: 7 Feb 1905 Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA Comly, Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA
......... +Catherine WEIDMAN b: 12 Apr 1820 Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA d: 18 Mar 1889 Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA
..... 3 (daughter or son) HAGERMAN b: Bef. 1823 Probably Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co. PA
..... 3 (son or daughter) HAGERMAN b: Bef. 1823 Probably Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co. PA
..... 3 Francis Henry HAGERMAN I b: 1 Feb 1823 Portland, Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA d: 28 Jun 1897 Asylum Twp., Bradford Co., PA Asylum Twp., Bradford Co., PA
......... +Julia Ann (or Julianna) WEIDMAN b: 21 Jan 1828 Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA d: 13 Apr 1901 Asylum Twp., Bradford Co., PA
. 2 Joseph HAGERMAN b: 26 Dec 1776 Centerville, Sussex Co. (now Warren Co.), NJ d: 25 May 1823 Age 46 years; Stroud Twp., Northampton Co. (now Monroe Co.), PA
..... +Susanna LABAR b: Abt. 1786 Northampton Co., PA d: 28 Dec 1880 Age 94 years; Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton County, PA (her stone is 8 feet high and reads "Susan, wife of Joseph Hagerman d.12-28-1880 aged 85years)
..... 3 Elijah HAGERMAN b: 31 Jan 1807 d: 7 Dec 1856 Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA
......... +Mary Ann WELLINGTON
..... 3 Morris HAGERMAN b: 4 Aug 1808 NJ d: 22 Jun 1896 Northampton Co., PA
......... +Sarah BARTRON/BARTRONE b: 1812
..... 3 Abraham Coursin "Corson" HAGERMAN b: 15 Oct 1810 Centreville, NJ d: 1 Jun 1897 Woosung Ogle, IL 1850 Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA according to Census
......... +Matilda (or Malinda) EYER/OYER
..... 3 [2] Rachel HAGERMAN b: 4 Jul 1812 d: 6 Sep 1886
......... +[1] Peter BRUGLER b: 10 Jun 1815 d: 30 Jun 1893 He was from Warren Co., NJ
..... 3 Sarah A. HAGERMAN b: 14 Feb 1814 d: 16 Mar 1897 Monroe Co., PA
..... 3 Joseph HAGERMAN b: 4 Dec 1815 d: Ohio
......... +Catherine ZEISLOF b: 1817 d: 1906
..... 3 Sanford HAGERMAN b: 25 Apr 1819 near Spragueville, Monroe Co., PA d: 4 Jul 1911 Reared in Northampton Co., PA; Later lived in Snydersville, Monroe Co., PA
......... +Nancy ILICK b: 27 Mar 1821 d: 20 Oct 1857
..... 3 Ella "Ellen" or Eleanor HAGERMAN b: 25 Nov 1819 Centreville, NJ--unmarried
..... 3 Sidney HAGERMAN b: 30 Jun 1821
......... +Gideon CONELL/COWE Mount Bethel, Northampton Co., PA
..... *2nd Husband of Sidney HAGERMAN:
......... +George MITCHELL
..... 3 Franklin or Francis HAGERMAN b: 4 May 1823 Probably Spraqueville, Northampton Co., PA d: 1 Mar 1895 Williamsburg, Northampton Co., PA Upper Mount Bethel at time of mariage with Mary Aten (p.333)
......... +Catherine RICHARD/REICHERT
..... *2nd Wife of Franklin or Francis HAGERMAN:
......... +Catherine (Carolina) RUNDERO/RUNDIO b: 28 Sep 1823 d: 18 Jul 1848
..... *3rd Wife of Franklin or Francis HAGERMAN:
......... +Mary ATEN/AUTER b: Abt. 1824 d: Aft. 1870
. 2 Elizabeth HAGAMAN b: Bet. 1778 - 1779 New Hackensack, (now Wappinger Twp. just southeast of Poughkeepsie), NY where baptized; died an infant
. 2 Elizabeth HAGAMAN b: Bet. 1779 - 1780 baptized Feb 6, 1780 at New Hackensack,Wappinger Twp., NY d: Bef. 1822 probably Knowlton Twp., Sussex Co.
..... +John FORCE
..... 3 Susan FORCE b: Bef. 1822
..... 3 Benjamin FORCE b: Bef. 1822
. 2 William HAGERMAN b: 1781 d: 10 Feb 1840 buried at Knowlton Twp., Sussex (no Warren) Co., NJ Knowlton Twp., Sussex (no Warren) Co., NJ
..... +Sarah BRUGLER b: Abt. 1778 NJ d: Aft. 1850 Probably Warren Co., NJ
..... 3 Stinson HAGERMAN b: Abt. 1820
. 2 Anna "Annie" HAGAMAN b: 24 Feb 1783 d: 26 Jun 1868
..... +James BRUGLER b: 23 Oct 1781 d: 10 Jan 1852
..... 3 Hannah BRUGLER d: 25 Dec 1833
......... +Peter BELLIS
..... 3 Delilah BRUGLER b: 1805 d: 10 Sep 1876
......... +Samuel SNOVER b: 1801 d: 12 Jul 1880
..... 3 Henry BRUGLER b: 1810
......... +Caroline BELLIS
..... 3 Martha BRUGLER b: 1811
......... +John D. FAUNCE b: Abt. 1809
..... 3 [1] Peter BRUGLER b: 10 Jun 1815 d: 30 Jun 1893 He was from Warren Co., NJ
......... +[2] Rachel HAGERMAN b: 4 Jul 1812 d: 6 Sep 1886
..... 3 Samuel BRUGLER b: 1816 d: 1865
......... +Anna KIRKHUFF b: 1814 d: 1874
..... 3 Alfred BRUGLER b: 1823 d: 1844
..... 3 James BRUGLER b: 9 May 1825 d: 27 Apr 1861
......... +Susanna KUNKLE b: 1825 d: 27 Apr 1861
. 2 Mary Pauline HAGAMAN b: 1785 d: 7 Jul 1871
..... +Isaac LARUE
. *2nd Husband of Mary Pauline HAGAMAN:
..... +William COOL II b: 1773 d: 1 Apr 1835 age 62y
..... 3 William COOL III
..... 3 Paul COOL
..... 3 Adam COOL
..... 3 Margaret COOL
..... 3 Elizabeth COOL
..... 3 Mary COOL
..... 3 Anne COOL
..... 3 Catherine COOL
..... 3 Christene COOL
. 2 Rebecca HAGAMAN b: 1795
..... +William CHRISTIAN

 

Name: Freeman Coats <fwcoats@att.net>
Date: 2001-09-08
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Joseph Coats
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
I am looking for data on JOSEPH COATS, listed in a list of Early New Jersey COATS families. He is listed as: Joseph Coats, Sussex County, Knowlton township, (tax-payers list) 1773. Where is Knowlton twp? I can't find it listed anywhere now. I would like to check that township for additional data. -
Also looking for WILLIAM COATS, Sussex County, Armwell twp, tax list 1793. - F. Coats

 

Name: Freeman Coats <fwcoats@att.net>
Date: 2001-09-08
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Joseph Coats
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
I am looking for data on JOSEPH COATS, listed in a list of Early New Jersey COATS families. He is listed as: Joseph Coats, Sussex County, Knowlton township, (tax-payers list) 1773. Where is Knowlton twp? I can't find it listed anywhere now. I would like to check that township for additional data. - F. Coats
 

Name: M. Hill <merzegg@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-03
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Andrew? William? David? Simon Hill
Where did they come from? Dutchess Co. NY
Comments:
I am not able to go back and see which one was first. Anthony Hill, married to Mary Ward, lived in Dutchess Co., NY, but I'm not sure which generation moved to Stillwater in NJ. I am interested primarily in Adam Whitfield Hill (born 1846, I think) to Simon and Elsey Maine Hill. He was a preacher at the Stillwater Methodist Church before moving to Nebraska. Among other surnames are Maine, Van Horn, Horton, Knapp.
 

Name: Barbara Reid <breid@pocketmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-29
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Henricus andHannah(Johanna) Van Schoonhoven
What year did they arrive? died1771,and 1853, respect. in Flatbrookville, Sussex Co, NJ
Where did they come from? Esopus, NY(birthplaces)
Comments:
The Van Schoonhoven family came from Ultrecht, Holland abt 1650 to Kingston, Ulster Co,NY. The wife of Hendrick Claessen Vaan Schoonhoven b. Kingston,NY is Cornelia Swartwout b. in Albany NY, whose family came from Amsterdam. Holland abt 1660's
 

Name: Barbara Reid <breid@pocketmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-29
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Henricus andHannah(Johanna) Van Schoonhoven
What year did they arrive? died1771,and 1853, respect.
Where did they come from? Esopus, NY(birthplaces)
Comments:
The Van Schoonhoven family came from Ultrecht, Holland abt 1650 to Kingston, Ulster Co,NY. The wife of Hendrick Claessen Vaan Schoonhoven b. Kingston,NY is Cornelia Swartwout b. in Albany NY, whose family came from Amsterdam. Holland abt 1660's
 

Name: Patty Compton <pattyjill@home.com>
Date: 2001-08-10
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Johannes Vogt (anglicized to Fite)
What year did they arrive? circa 1755
Where did they come from? Germany via Philadelphia
Comments:
Looking for more info on Johannes & Catherine Vogt's son, Leonard Fite (Vogt)and wife Margaret "Peggy" Crosse (both born in Sussex Co.)who later moved to N.C. and finally to DeKalb & Wilson counties in Tn.
 

Name: W H Dennis <hankbvo@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-09
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John W Dennis
What year did they arrive? before 1800
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
Found some very good connections thru your website.
 

Name: W H Dennis <hankbvo@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-09
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John W Dennis
What year did they arrive? before 1800
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
Found some very good connections thru your website.
 

Name: Bob Willson <willsonb@cadvision.com>
Date: 2001-08-08
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Willson
What year did they arrive? Don't know
Where did they come from? Not sure
Comments:
Relying heavily on the work of Thomnas B Wilson of Madison NJ I have nmy family tree back to John Willson who I believe was in Wantage Twp in the mid 18th century. His son, Benjamin, enmigrated to Canada about 1787. So far I have been unable to get hard evidence of John's birth date and country of birth
 

Name: Nora McKeever Drew <nora@ptd.net>
Date: 2001-08-08
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Theodore J. Barnes & Harriet Dobbins
What year did they arrive? 1840 Sparta census
Where did they come from? unknown
Comments:
Also Amos Dustin (came in just after Rev. War), but we're stuck on Barnes/Dobbins.
 

Name: alice rudo <aorudo@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-08-06
Comments:
I'm not sure; I'm looking for Aaron Salter who was born 1788 in NJ
 

Name: James Graham McGinnis <jamesm4624@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-31
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? William H Rochelle's Father
What year did they arrive? 1810
Where did they come from? New York
Comments:
My Mother, Dorothy Anna McGinnis, nee Rochelle, was born in Sparta on Sparta Mountain. Der father, Eugene Rochelle, the son of William H Rochelle, later moved to Newark. I was born in Irvinton on June 12, 1932.
 

Name: Earl H. Jorgensen,Jr <EARLNJODY@AOL.Com>
Date: 2001-06-27
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Henry HOver
Comments:
Henry Hover was Married to Cornelis Courtright(Kortright)
Courtrights came to Harlem,NY in 1663 on the Ship "Brindle."
Henry Hover was a Capt in George Washington's Army.

 

Name: WANDA TUCKER <WLTUCKER2@AOL.COM>
Date: 2001-06-26
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Sammis & Phebe Chardavoyne
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
I am trying to find information about their granddaughter Stella Virginia Sammis daughter of Charles B. Sammis and Savilla E. Rude Sammis. She was married to Frank Randolph Carr. She was born in 1898 and died in 1935 in McAfee or Glenwood in Sussex Co. NJ. I am her granddaughter.
 

Name: Leigh <Everett>
Date: 2001-06-19
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Eli Aber
What year did they arrive? 1800's
Where did they come from? Morristown, NJ
Comments:
Would like to know when Eli died. He was in Montague, NJ in 1870 Census. His wife Margaret Cortright died in 1887 in Minisink,NY. He was not buried with her.
 

Name: Sue Melvin <sue.ronmelvin@att.net>
Date: 2001-06-13
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Thomas Quick
What year did they arrive? before 1717
Where did they come from? New York
Comments:
Great site! I found all kinds of helpful information. Thanks also to the wonderful people you have on this site that are willing to do lookups!
 

Name: Meagan <megs_222000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-06-02
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Swayze/Sweasey
What year did they arrive? early 1700's
Where did they come from? Salem, Mass.
Comments:
I have been Searching for swayze/Hildebrant/Kishpaugh/Cooke/Wildrick/Christian Etc. all from the county of Sussex but when Sussex broke off Warren that is where I get confused.
 

Name: Linda dabulewicz <agony-acres@msn.com>
Date: 2001-05-31
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? John Williams
What year did they arrive? before 1790
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
Just started researching this family don't know much yet. Am looking for Civil War records.
 

Name: James A. Dixon <jimdix1@juno.com>
Date: 2001-05-28
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? ?
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
Still doing family tree research. I have lots of relatives in Sussex County. Clouse Family most prominent. I have a cousin Eileen Wilton in Hamburg, and, an Aunt Virgie Terwilliger, in Newton. My Grandfather, Robert John Dixon married Alice Gerturude Card (I believe from the McAfee area. Will update as I receive more info. Thanks, Jim Dixon
 

Name: Linda Miller Bellone <lbellone@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2001-05-21
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? James Bradbury & Elizabeth McPeek Bradbury
What year did they arrive? Elizabeth born in 17 88 at Hardyston ,Sussex Co., NJ
Comments:
James's Parents were John and Elizabeth Tory Bradbury. I think John was born in N J abt. 1742. Maybe Elizabethtown area.
 

Name: Earl H. Jorgensen,Jr. <EARLNJODY@AOL.com>
Date: 2001-05-17
Who was your first Sussex Co. ancestor? Henry Hover&CorneliaCourtright
What year did they arrive? H.Hoverborn Walpack NI 1740
Where did they come from? Captain in G. Washington's Army
Comments:
M
y name is Earl Jorgensen, my e-mail is EARLNJODY@ AOL.com

 

Name: Thelma Terrill Smith <Terrillkat@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-03
Comments:
Researching Blewett,Pierce and Terrill