I, too, am a descendant of William Pew of Roxbury, Morris County, NJ.Read your correspondence with Derek and wondered if either of you had ever cleared up the ancestry "mysteries" about John Pew's parentage.I also noticed the fact that John did not list a "William" in his will as an heir.That caused me to wonder if John was indeed William's father.It could also be explained by the fact that 20 years had passed since William bought that land in Morris County.Who knows... perhaps he was totally out of touch with his family.
My line... William Pew/Abigail Case(?) Thomas Pew/Mary Preston moved to Westmoreland Co., PA in 1786 sons Abraham, Samuel, John (Mercer Co. Pew) probably more children, too Samuel Pew/Elizabeth Downey moved to Trumbull County, OH, early 1800s Thomas Pew/Mary Dunlap Catherine Pew, b. 1832 married Henry Roswell Stone of Warren, OH
I would LOVE to hear from you and exchange info.I am also confused about ancestors before William and John.