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Ancestors of Chelsea Nicole Waggener


      1382. Henry Sloy, born Abt. 1705 in Prueben, Hanover, Germany; died 1744 in At Sea. He married 1383. Catherine.

      1383. Catherine, born Abt. 1709 in Prueben, Hanover, Germany; died 1744 in At Sea.

Notes for Henry Sloy:
From WFT #1670:

Henry and Catherine Sloy died en route to America from Hanover, Germany in 1744.     
     
Child of Henry Sloy and Catherine is:
  691 i.   Anna Savilla Sloy, born December 13, 1732 in Hanover, Prussia, Germany; died October 15, 1803 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; married Ebenezer Doan 1754 in Pennsylvania.


      1440. Johann Steffes, born Abt. 1687 in Alfen, Kreis Cochem Rheinpfalz, Germany; died May 31, 1743 in Laubach, Kreis Cochem Rheinpfalz, Germany. He was the son of 2880. Johann Mathias Steffes and 2881. Maria. He married 1441. Maria Magdelena Marx November 11, 1718 in Alfen, Germany.

      1441. Maria Magdelena Marx, born Abt. 1690 in Alfen, Germany; died February 23, 1721/22 in Laubach, Kreis Cochem Rheinpfalz, Germany.
     
Children of Johann Steffes and Maria Marx are:
  720 i.   Michael Steffes, born Abt. 1719 in Alfen, Kreis Cochem, Rheinpfalz, Germany; died June 15, 1756 in Laubach, Germany; married Agnes Tholl February 20, 1749/50 in Masburg, Germany.
  ii.   Servatius Steffes, born Abt. 1715 in Alfen, Germany; died April 17, 1771 in Muellenbach, Germany; married (1) Anna M. Dahiem February 26, 1735/36 in Masburg, Germany; born 1718 in Muellenbach, Germany; died December 06, 1749 in Laubach, Germany; married (2) Maria Magdelena 1750 in Masburg, Germany; born Unknown in Masburg, Germany; died Unknown in Muellenbach, Germany.
  iii.   Mathias Steffes, born May 27, 1721 in Alfen, Kreis Cochem, Rheinpfalz, Germany; died May 26, 1767 in Laubach, Germany; married Christina Miesen; born Unknown in Muellenbach, Germany; died September 23, 1769 in Laubach, Kreis Cochem, Rheinpfalz, Germany.


      1442. Reinhard Tholl, born Abt. 1701 in Masburg, Germany; died March 19, 1765 in Laubach, Germany. He was the son of 2884. Simon Tholl. He married 1443. Anna Barbara Wagner February 03, 1721/22.

      1443. Anna Barbara Wagner, born Abt. 1700 in Luxem, Germany; died December 31, 1750 in Laubach, Germany.
     
Child of Reinhard Tholl and Anna Wagner is:
  721 i.   Agnes Tholl, born July 05, 1722 in Muellenbach, Kreis Cochem, Rheinpfalz, Germany; died August 12, 1758 in Laubach, Kreis Cochem, Rheinpfalz, Germany; married (1) Michael Steffes February 20, 1749/50 in Masburg, Germany; married (2) Johann Steinen January 11, 1757 in Masburg, Germany.


      1444. Peter Klee, born Abt. 1695 in Masburg, Germany; died Unknown in Masburg, Germany. He married 1445. Elizabeth Tholl February 03, 1721/22.

      1445. Elizabeth Tholl, born Abt. 1699 in Masburg, Germany; died March 20, 1740/41 in Laubach, Germany. She was the daughter of 2884. Simon Tholl.
     
Child of Peter Klee and Elizabeth Tholl is:
  722 i.   Mathias Klee, born November 10, 1724 in Masburg, Germany; died July 06, 1765 in Masburg, Germany; married Maria Catharina Kremer February 05, 1754.


      1446. Nicholas Kremer, born Unknown in Laubach, Germany; died March 13, 1778 in Muellenbach, Germany. He married 1447. Agnes Mertz January 29, 1725/26.

      1447. Agnes Mertz, born Unknown in Muellenbach, Germany; died Unknown in Muellenbach, Germany.
     
Child of Nicholas Kremer and Agnes Mertz is:
  723 i.   Maria Catharina Kremer, born September 17, 1729 in Masburg, Germany; died January 31, 1792 in Muellenbach, Germany; married Mathias Klee February 05, 1754.


      1664. Jonathan Dunham, born January 17, 1639/40 in Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 1723 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey. He was the son of 3328. Richard Singletary and 3329. Susannah Cook. He married 1665. Mary Bloomfield Bef. 1662 in Essex Co., Massachusetts.

      1665. Mary Bloomfield, born January 15, 1641/42 in Newburyport, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 1705 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey. She was the daughter of 3330. Thomas Bloomfield and 3331. Mary Withers.

Notes for Jonathan Dunham:
The story of Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary is a complicated one. There is a lot of information available concerning him, but it appears that there is also much that is unknown. What is known has been the subject of a range of speculation and different interpretations. There is no question that he was a prominent man, who was held in high esteem by many for much of his life. Some of the records are very harsh and critical of Jonathan and his actions, and they have led to the speculation that there were two very different sides to him and his life. My personal interpretation is that it is doubtful that he was a "dual personality" as has been speculated. It seems much more likely to me that he was a forceful and prominent personality, who was deeply involved in the political and religious dynamics of his time, and who was seen as very controversial by his detractors. There is evidence that he was involved with the Quakers, who at the time were seen as bizarre by the Puritans and were persecuted by them. It seems very possible that this is the root cause of much if not all of his controversy.

The records show that he was born as Jonathan Singletary on January 17, 1639/40, in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. His father was Richard Singletary and apparently his mother was Susanna Cooke. There is speculation that he might have been the child of an earlier and at this point unknown wife of Richard. What is known is that after he moved with his wife's family to Woodbridge, New Jersey, he started calling himself Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary. The speculation about his mother is that perhaps her name was Dunham, and Jonathan began to use it in deference to her. It has also been speculated that he changed his name to flee from or in some way hide from his controversial past in Massachusetts. The biggest problem with this explanation is that he doesn't seem to have broken his ties with Massachusetts and he does not seem to have made any effort to lose the Singletary name completely. In many records, he and his family members identified themselves as Dunham alias Singletary.

Another explanation came from an interesting story, which has been passed down through the family for many years,and which I mentioned in the notes of Jonathan's father, Richard Singletary. The story is that Richard Singletary was actually a son and heir of the House of Dunham in England. There were apparently two branches of the Dunham family and Richard was reportedly the last male heir of the older branch. Reportedly, if he were to die, the title and estates would pass to the nearest relative in the younger branch. According to what was told by Richard's former nanny on her deathbed, she was hired to murder the child, but could not bring herself to do it. She said that instead she took the child on an arduous trip on a ship to America, and that she left the child there with the Captain of the ship, and she returned to England. She stated that because the child was alone and separated from all family ties, she had given him the name of 'Single-Tarry.' Reportedly the Captain adopted Richard and kept the name the nanny had given him. The conclusion of the story is that Jonathan reverted to the name of Dunham because he felt that this was his true family name.

Jonathan grew up in Essex County, Massachusetts, which is where he met and married Mary Bloomfield, daughter of Thomas and Mary Bloomfield. The date of their marriage is apparently not known, but it must have been before 1662. There is a record in that year of Jonathan's parents conveying a piece of land to Mary, identified as the wife of Jonathan. It was about that time that Jonathan seems to have been involved in his first controversy. He was apparently drawn into in a series of legal disputes with a John Godfrey. At one point he was jailed for a time and at another point he reportedly accused Godfrey of witchcraft.

Sometime around 1665, Jonathan and Mary left Essex County, Massachusetts and relocated to Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, apparently with Mary's parents. It is not clear why they did this, but apparently Thomas Bloomfield was one of a number of prominent men invited to emigrate there by the newly appointed Governor of New Jersey. As noted above, with this move Jonathan began to call himself Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary.

Jonathan became a prominent citizen in Woodbridge. In 1670 "Jonathan Dunham, alias Singletary, and Mary his wife, formerly of Hauesall in ye Massachusetts colony" are given a 213 acre grant of land in consideration of Jonathan building the first grist mill in Woodbridge Township. He later acquired a number of other tracts of land also. The old mill that he built was apparently used for many generations and was reportedly still standing in 1870. The millstone itself is still in existence, and can be seen on display at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The house that Jonathan built in 1671, adjacent to the mill, was reportedly built of brick from Holland that was used a ballast in ships. Although it has apparently been significantly refurbished, it is still standing. It currently serves as the Rectory of the same Trinity Episcopal Church. In 1671 Jonathan was listed as acting as the foreman of a jury, and also as the overseer of the highways. In 1673 he was elected as member in the New Jersey Assembly. In 1675 he served as the Clerk of the Township Court.

As mentioned above there are some controversial and somewhat disturbing records concerning Jonathan. In 1677 he was called a "mad man" by the Council of War for the Achter Colony and apparently punished in some manner. Later that same year he was arrested for removing goods from Governor Phillip Careret's house and he was condemned for the act. There were a couple of stories from about 1681 involving Jonathan and apparently several Quakers, which were recorded by Cotton Mathers about 20 years later. The first apparently took place in Long Island, New York and involved Jonathan and a group of Quakers, one of whom was brutally and mysteriously murdered. The second apparently occurred in Plymouth, Massachusetts and involved Jonathan and a couple Quaker women, including a Mary Ross. They reportedly engaged in some bizarre behavior, including the killing of a dog. There is a Court record from Plymouth from 1683, which apparently concerns this later incident. Jonathan was condemned by the Court for his actions, and ordered to be publicly whipped and to leave town.

It is hard to make sense of these controversial records, particularly in light of all the good things that Jonathan seemed to have been involved in during this period. A number of researchers have reported the derogatory statements made against Jonathan as if they were completely objective reports, and then filled in the blanks with what amounts to conjecture. In all likelihood there is a great deal of bias and prejudice in these records, and there is much that is unknown about them. I think that there could be a political explanation for the earlier incident and a religious explanation for the later one. It was suggested that Jonathan left Woodridge and abandoned his family as a result of the problems from 1677, and that he later became involved with the Mary Ross in some very inappropriate way. There is nothing to support this. In a document from 1689, Jonathan writes, "being frequently abroad in parts remote." It seems clear that whether it was for business, religious, or personal reasons, Jonathan seems to have traveled between New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. In 1702 he was given the power of attorney to dispose of the lands given him by his parents in Massachusetts. This seems to indicate that despite the problems he had there, he still maintained ties. There is nothing to support that he ever abandoned his family and responsibilities in Woodbridge. The same Mary Ross from the incident in Plymouth, was in Woodridge in 1689, and involved in some sort of legal transaction with both Jonathan and his wife Mary. The fact is, the dynamics of these events and relationships are not at all clear from the information that is available.

Jonathan's wife Mary reportedly died in Woodbridge in 1705. Jonathan is reported to have lived there another 18 years. He was involved in several more land transactions in 1717, 1720, and 1721. I am not aware of any record of his death, but there was document dated April 24, 1724, in which his son Jonathan noted that his father Jonathan Dunham had lately deceased. Reportedly Jonathan is buried near his house in Woodbridge.

Oliver B. Leonard reports that a Woodridge historian named Mr. Dally, wrote of Jonathan, "This Dunham was a man of great energy. When he determined upon an enterprise he pushed it forward to success with indomitable perseverance. So many of his relatives settled in the north of the Kirk Green that the neighborhood was known as Dunhamtown for many years."

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Some of the records concerning Jonathan:

****** 1661 [Ref: Bond April 6, 1600] John Godfrey sued Edward Clark in Essex Court; jury found in favor of Godfrey; March 17, 1661/2 Godfrey assigned bond to Jonathan Singletary and in Salisbury Court 8 Apr. 1662 Jonathan Singletary assignee of John Godfrey vs. Ed. Clarke on debt of 21 bushels of corn. Godfrey then turns around and sues Jonathan Singletary in Nov. 1662 Salem court. JS [Jonathan Singletary] ordered to give security. JS was jailed for debt and in March 1663 sued John Godfrey Thomas Bloomfield had offered land as satisfaction of the debt while JS in prison but Godfrey declined. A jury finally found for JS but ruled he had to "save harmless from Edward Clarke for his bond." JS apparently accused Godfrey of witchcraft and on 30 June 1663 Godfrey again sued JS. This was the source of the story of JS hearing "a greate noyese as of maney Catts..." Their animous continued and Godfrey again sued JS in 1664....(from Pat Junkin)

****** 1662 Richard Singletary and wife Susan convey to Mary, wife of Jonathan of Haverhill 150 acres bounded by Theophilous Satchwell (from Pat Junkin)

****** 1663 Jonathan Singletary and Edward Clarke witness the will of Theophylus Satchwell (from Pat Junkin)

****** 1665 JS testifies about a fence in Haverhill (from Pat Junkin)

****** 1670/1 grant of land of 210 acres on the Pasaic River made to Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary in Woodbridge if he is to build a grist mill

****** December 28, 1671; Return of Survey by Robert Vauquellin, Surveyor General, of land for Jonathan Donham of Woodbridge (N.J. Arch.21:19).

****** August 10, 1672; patent. The Lords Proprietors to Jonathan Donham of Woodbridge carpenter for: 1) a houselot of 9 acres E. of the Meeting House Green; 2) 8 acres W. of the parsonage lands, N. of Thomas Lenard; 3) 120 acres of upland N. of Wilyam Cotter; 4) 36 acres of meadows not yet laid out (ibid.).

****** 7 June 1673 Thomas Bloomfield and Jonathan Dunham were elected Representatives to the General Assembly for Woodbridge with Samuel Dennis for the year 1675. (N.J. Arch., 21:34; NYGBR, 68:58, "Thomas Bloomfield of Woodbridge, N.J., and Some of his Descendants," by William Jones.)

****** July 20, 1673 Deed. Stephen Kent junior of Woodbridge to Jonathan Dunham alias Singleterry of the same place, for part of his homelot on Papyack Creek, adjoining grantee, S. of the road to grantee's mill, 2 acres on the Northside of said road a. more (N.J. Arch., 21:277).

***** On February 1, 1674/5; Jonathan Dunham was named on of the executors of the will or Obediah Winter, alias Grabum, of Woodbridge (N.J. Arch., 21:37).

***** Jonathan Singletary, with Robert Lapriere, was arrested on September 7, 1677 by Sheriff John Ogden for removing goods from Governor Phillip Carteret's house and was condemned for the act. On July 16 preceding he had been ordered by the Council of War for Achter Colony to pay five pounds costs and punished as a mad-man. The Council consisted of Capt. Benajah Dunham of Piscataway and John Pike of Woodbridge, etc. (Dunham, p. 42.)

****** 1679 Jonathan Dunham and Samuel Dennis took inventory of estate of Thomas Bloomfield (from Pat Junkin)

****** November 1681; Jonathan is listed in the following excerpted account: Cotton Mather's 'Magnalia Christi Americana" pub. 1702, in Book VII p. 25 under Chapter IV. These are events passed on to Mather second hand and apparently recorded by him about 20 years later.

The chapter heading is: "Ignes Fatui: or, The Molestations given to the Churches of New England by that Old Sect of People called Quakers. And some uncomfortable occurrents relating to a Sect of Other and Better People" p. 25

"I will give my Reader the Entertainment of Two or Three very well attested Stories, and then ask his leave to have done with a Generation which it can be no great Satisfaction to meddle with.

About the beginning of November, 1681 a Man whose Name was Denham, with Two Women, all belonging to Case's Crew, went unto Southold upon Long-Island, where they met with one Samuel Banks of Fairfield, the mose Blasphemous Wretch in the World. These joining together with some others of their Bran at Southold, went into the company of one Thomas Harris, a Young Merchant
of Boston, who had before this been a little inclining to the Quakers; and they fell to Dancing and Singing after their Devilish manner about him. After some time, Thomas Harris fell to Dancing and Singing like them, and speaking of Extra ordinary Raptures, and calling those Devils that were not of this Religion, and a perfect Imitation of all their Devilism. When he had shown these Tokens of Conversion, as they accounted it, they solomnly admitted him into their Society, and one of them thereupon promised him, Henceforward thy Tongue shall be as the Pen of a ready Writer, to declare the Praises of our Lord.

The Young Man, who before this was of a compos'd Behaviour, now ran about with an odd Note of Joy! Joy! Joy! And called them Devils that any way opposed him, and said, (more than he intended) that his own Father was a Devil! Quickly after this, going to Lodge at a Farm not far off, where dwelt a Quaker of the Same Spirit, he would go to Bed before the rest of the Family; but upon another Young Man's coming to him, he said, he must get up and return that Night unto Southold, where he had left his Company; and though the Young Man would have persuaded him to lye until Day, he would not be persuaded, up he got, and went his way.

Within some while he was missing, and upon enquiry he could not be heard of, only his Hat, and Gloves, and Neckcloth were found in the Road from the Farm to the Town: Two Days after which, Banks looking into a Bible, suddenly shut it again, crying out, his Friend Harris was dead. On the Day following Harris was found by the sea-side, about a quarter of a Mile from the place where his Appurtenances had been found before, having Three Holes like Stabs in his Throat, and NO TONGUE in his Head, nor the least sign thereof; but all clear to his Neck-bone, within, his mouth close shut, and one of his Eyes hanging down upon his Cheek out of his Head, that although it was whole there, it was hardly to be come at. This was the end of a TONGUE that was to be as the Pen of a ready Writer!

The Night after he was Buried, Colonel Young, the High Sheriff, as himself assured me, was in the Dead of the Night awakened by the Voice of this Harris, calling very loudly at his Window, with a demand of him to See Justice done him; the Voice came Three times that Night with the like demand; and the Night after it came into the Colonel's House, close to his Bedside, very loudly repeating of it. But the Auther of the Murder could never be discovered!".......

I'll give but one Instance more of their Exorbitancies. It was much about this time that one Jonathan Dunen, of Case's, drew away the wife of a Man to Marshfield in Plymouth-Colony, to follow him, and one Mary Ross falling into their Company, presently was possessed with as Frantick a Demon as ever was heard of; she burnt her Clothes; she said that she was Christ; she gave Names to the Gang with her, as Apostles, calling one Peter, another Thomas; she declared, that she would be Dead for Three Days, and then Rise again: and accordingly she seemed to die.

Dunen then gave out, that they should see Glorious things when she Rose again; but what she then did, was thus: that upon her order Dunen sacrific'd a Dog. The Men and the Two Women then Danced Naked althogether; for which, when the Constable carried 'em to the Magistrates, Ross uttered Stupendous Blasphemies, but Dunen lay for Dead an Hour on the Floor, saying, when he came to himself, that Ross bid him, and he could not resist.

****** 1683; Jonathan Dunham is listed in the following Court record in the Plymouth Colony, with apparently the same Mary Ross.

"Whereas Jonathan Dunham, allies Shingletery hath longe absented himselfe from his wife and family, tho advised and warned by authoritie to repaire to them, and for some considerable time hath vine wandering about from place to place as a vagabond in this collonie, alsoe deseminating his corrupt principles, and drawing away another mans wife, following hi up and downe against her husbands consent; and att last hee meeting with and accompaning a younge woman called Mary Rosse, led by inthewsiasticall (enthusiastical) power, he said hee must be doe whatt shee bad him, and according did, both of them, on her mothion, att the house of John Irish, att Little Compton, kill his dogg, against the declared will of said Irish; and although hee put them out of his house, yett they would goe in againe; and according to theire anticke tricks and foolish powers, made a fier in the house, and threw the dogg upon it, and shott of a gun seuerall times, and burnt some other thinges in the house, to the hazard of burning of his house and younge children, keeping the dores and not opening them to the said John Irish when hee come with some of his naghbor ro rescue the same; to the disturbance of his ma? peace comaunded, and against his lawes.

This Court centanced the said Jonathan Dunham to be publickly whipt att the post, and required him to depart forth with out of this collonie, which if he de? to doe, hee shalbe tooke up by the constable where dothe neccesaruily stay, and he againe whipt and sent ? of the colonnie; and soe serued as oft as he shall nessesarily returne into it to deseminqate his corrupt principles.

And the said Mary Rosse, for her univell and outrageous reailing words and carriages to Deputie Gou, and afterwardsbefore the whole Colonie superaded to her former anticke actings as aforsaid centanced to be wipt and conveyed from constable ? consable out of this goument towards Boston, which her mother dwells."
(Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Mass. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Court Orders: Vol. VI 1678-1691, pp 1-4)

****** September 21, 1687; Jonathan Dunham was one of those who made the inventory of the estate of his father-in-law Thomas Bloomfield in Woodbridge.

****** December 2, 1689; Deed. Jonathan Dunhame of Woodbridge and wife Mary to Mary Ross, formerly of Boston, daughter of John and Mary Ross of Boston, for a dwelling house in Woodbridge and a lot on the S. side of the road. Marginal note states, that Mary Ross reconveyed the property to Dunhame aforesaid, as per endorsement on this dde (N.J. Arch., 21:169).

****** December 22, 1689; Deed of trust. Jonathan Dunham to James Seattoun (Seaton) in trust of his sons Jonathan, david, and Benjamin Dunhame for all his real property on Cannoo Hill; son-in-law Samuel Smith mentioned (ibid.).

******* 1692; Rebecca Seaton (Seatown) granted divorce from James Seaton. Mary Ross names (Monnette, p., 536).

******* 1693; 1. New York. Endorsement on Deed Dunham-Ross (Liber D. p.95), in which Mary Ross conveys back to Jonathan Dunham the same property (N.J. Arch., 21:277).

****** 1694 Power of Attorney John Gibb now of Sussex annexed to PA, mariner, to Jonathan Dunham of Woodbridge general agent.... (from Pat Junkin)

****** On April 16, 1702 Jonathan Dunham was given the power of attorney by his wife and his five surviving children to sell lands in Haverhill that was given to them by Jonathan's parents, Richard and Susanna (Cooke) Singletary. They all signed the power of attorney "Dunham alias Singletary." This power of attorney is quoted in it's entirety in Monnette, p. 501. Monnette cites Essex Deeds, 15:202. In 1724 the family asked for confirmation of grants saying he was "lately deceased."


  Notes for Mary Bloomfield:
From "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families; Based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman," by Patty Barthell Myers, Penobscot Press, 1995, with permission:

p. 530

Jonathan and Mary removed with her father and family to Woodbridge, New Jersey in about 1665.
     
Children of Jonathan Dunham and Mary Bloomfield are:
  832 i.   Nathaniel Dunham, born April 10, 1679 in New Jersey; died Aft. 1727; married Joannah Thornell October 20, 1703.
  ii.   Esther Dunham, born Abt. 1659; died August 14, 1690 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey; married Samuel Smith 1680; born April 1644 in Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1729 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey.
  Notes for Samuel Smith:
From "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families; Based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman," by Patty Barthell Myers, Penobscot Press, 1995, with permission:

Samuel was the son of John Smith and Susanna Hinckley. He was mentioned as the son-in-law in a deed of trust from Jonathan Dunham, Esther's father, to James Seaton, dated December 22, 1689 (N.J. Arch., 21:169)

**** Samuel was a member of the New Jersey Assembly in 1709, 1716, and 1718. He was elected Constable in 1684 and overseer of highways in 1684 and 1688. In 1684 he was specifically appointed to repair highways "for the Middle part of the Towne."

****** December 16, 1719. Will. Smith Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeoman, will of.
Wife Elizabeth. Children Elizabeth Bunn, Susanna Pittney, Benjamin. "Worldly estate" (a Negro girl).
Executor- the wife and son Benjamin.
Witnesses- Joseph Gilman, John Campyon, Mo: Rolph.
Proved October 15, 1729 (N.J. Arch., 23:432)

  iii.   Mary Dunham, born December 29, 1661 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Massuchusetts; died Unknown.
  Notes for Mary Dunham:
From "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families; Based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman," by Patty Barthell Myers, Penobscot Press, 1995, with permission:

Mary died young. She was listed in Haverhill Vital records as Mary SIngletary, d. Jonathan.

  iv.   Mary Dunham, born February 03, 1663/64 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Massuchusetts; died Unknown; married William Ellison; born Unknown; died 1707 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey.
  Notes for Mary Dunham:
From "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families; Based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman," by Patty Barthell Myers, Penobscot Press, 1995, with permission:

Mary is listed in haverhill Vital records as Mary Singletary, d. Jonathan.

  Notes for William Ellison:
From "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families; Based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman," by Patty Barthell Myers, Penobscot Press, 1995, with permission:

p. 539

****** In 1694 William was the Constable at Woodridge, and in 1700 he was an overseer.

***** March 27, 1707. Will. Ellison, William. of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., tanner, will of.
Wife Mary. Children- Enoch, under age, Emme, John Kaighen of Gloucester Co. to inherit, if children should die without issue. All the movable part of the estate is given to John Kinsey and Thomas Pike. Homestead with 8 acres of land, next to Capt. Parker, a house, now occupied by Barnard Katherlin, another house with the tann-fatts and 8 acres of salt meadow, other real property.
Executors- John Kinsey and Tho: Pike.
Witnesses- Elisha Parker, Stephen Tuttle, George Ewbank.
Proved August 18, 1707 (N.J. Arch., 23:152)

  v.   Eunice Dunham, born Abt. 1668 in Massachusetts; died 1684 in New Jersey.
  Notes for Eunice Dunham:
From DUNHAM GENEALOGY; ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BRANCHES OF THE DUNHAM FAMILY; Compiled by ISAAC WATSON DUNHAM, A. M., Member of Connecticut Historical Society, Etc.; HARTFORD, CONN.:
1907; Bulletin Print, Norwich, Conn:

Eunice is listed with her parents of pages 41-42;

10. I.--Eunice, b. 1667; d. 1684.


  vi.   Jonathan Dunham, Jr., born September 24, 1672 in New Jersey; died September 06, 1706 in Middlesex Co., New Jersey; married Esther Rolph February 15, 1695/96; born 1676; died Unknown.
  Notes for Jonathan Dunham, Jr.:
From DUNHAM GENEALOGY; ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BRANCHES OF THE DUNHAM FAMILY; Compiled by ISAAC WATSON DUNHAM, A. M., Member of Connecticut Historical Society, Etc.; HARTFORD, CONN.:
1907; Bulletin Print, Norwich, Conn:

Jonathan's is listed with his parents on pages 41-42;

11. II.--Jonathan, b. Sept. 24, 1672; m. Esther Rolph; d. Sept. 6, 1706.

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Jonathan's family is listed on page 44:

11 JONATHAN DONHAM, son of Jonathan, 1646, was b. Sept. 24, 1672; m. Feb. 15, 1696, by S. Hall, Esther Rolph, b. 1676. She, after the death of Jonathan, m. Ezekiel Bloomfield, Dec. 23, 1706. He was a son of Ezeikiel Bloomfield and Hope Fitz Randolph. Jonathan Donham made his will July 8, 1706, in which he gives half of his estate to Esther, his wife. He mentions in book A. A. A., Trenton, N. J. Records his father Jonathan and brothers, David and Benjamin. Jonathan d. Sept. 8, 1706.

Issue:
16. 1.--Eunice, b. 1698; d. young.
17. II.--Eunice, b. Oct. 9, 1699; m. Joseph Bloomfield, March 31, 1695.
18. III.--Samuel, b. Dec. 4, 1697; unmarried; he d. Sept. 6, 1726, and will, Book A. R., page 368, Trenton Records, to Joseph Bloomfield and James Wilkinson. Will prob May 3, 1727.
19. IV.--Mary, b. March 3, 1704; m. Jan. 16, 1726, James Wilkinson.

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COPY OF JONATHAN DUNHAM'S WILL from page 45:

Know all men by these presents, that I, Jonathan Dunham of the Town of Woodbridge in the County of Middlesex in the Province of New Jersey, yeoman, for divers good causes and lawful considerations me hereunto moving, but more especially for that my father, Jonathan Dunham in his last words did declare that it was his will that each of his four sons should have an equal share of all the land he was then possessed of except (one word here indistinct, but looks like orchard) more to my self than to the other of his three younger sons.

In Consideration whereof, I the said Jonathan Dunham, have given, granted, made over and confirmed, and by these presents do give, grant, make over and confirm unto my Brother Benjamin Dunham, his heirs and assigns several parcels of upland and meadow lying within the township of Woodbridge aforesaid and bounded as followeth; Imprimis.

I give unto my said brother Benjamin, one house lot containing nine acres, be it more or less, which said lot was by this town granted to my father, lying on the east side of the meeting house ground bounded on the south side by the land of Samuel Smith, on the East side by the said meeting house ground.

Also I give unto the said Benjamin three acres of upland be it more or less adjoining to the Northerly and Westerly sides of the said houselot which said three acres was pursuant to a towns grant laid out to my father by the Lot Layers as by the returns thereof entered in their towns book.

Item. I give unto my said brother two acres of meadow or marsh which my father formerly bought of Stephen Stout lying on the East side of the said house lot and southerly from the old mill together with all slips and pieces of meadow adjoining to the easterly side of the said house lot, excepting a small piece which I have given unto my brother David Dunham.

Also I give unto my said brother Benjamin, a parcel of upland containing fourty acres more or less, it being just one third part of my father's out (?) accommodations of land in said Woodbridge, and lying in the northeast end thereof, bounded as followeth; Beginning at a large white oak marked on four sides which said oak is the easterly corner bound of the said land, from thence running northwest thirty chains to a forked dogwood tree marked on four sides; thence southwest thirty chains to a forked ash tree marked on four sides and from thence in a straight line to the first mentioned white oak; Also four acres of swamp land lying at the south east end of the said forty acres, bounded on the northwest by the said forty acres, southwest and northeast by land in common, and southwest by land belonging to David Dunham, being fourteen chains in length and seventeen rods in breadth.

Also I give unto the said Benjamin, twelve acres of upland lying southerly from my now dwelling house, it being a part of that land which was by this town allowed to my father in consideration of highways running through his land, bounded on the south by Mr. Shepherd's land, west and north by my own land, and on the east by land in Common, beginning at a peperidge tree, marked on four sides, which said tree is the northeast corner bound mark for Mr. Shepherd's said land; from thence running west-northwest forty-five rods to a stake planted, marked on four sides, thence north-northeast thirty-two rods to a ragged rock and stake planted by it; from thence easterly fifty-six rods to a forked beach marked on four sides and from thence southerly fourty-two rods to the peperidge tree whence it began.

All the before mentioned parcel of upland and meadow together with a fourth part of the freehold and right of commonage which did belong to my father in said Woodbridge, I the said Jonathan Dunham do by these presents freely, fully and absolutely give to my said brother Benjamin Dunham, his heirs and assigns, to have and to hold all the said upland and meadow and fourth part of the freehold with all the privileges and profits and advantage thereto belonging, together with all the houseing, fencing, (one word not clear) and all other like improvements made on the said land to the onely use and benefit and behoof of him, the said Benjamin Dunham, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever free from any challenge, claims or demands of or from me the said Jonathan Dunham, my heirs or assigns or of or from any other person or persons by from or under me or them or any of my or their survivors, he the said Benjamin his heirs paying the Lord Proprietors quit-rent, Rates Taxes and all other charges which are or shall become due for and upon the said land and premises; and also that the said Benjamin shall make and maintain an equal part of all fence between us so far as we shall both improve.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and five.

JONATHAN DUNHAM (L. S.)

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of John Bloomfield, Ezekiel Bloomfield, Tho's Pike.

Personally came before me Jonathan Dunham and acknowledged the within Deed of Gift to his brother Benjamin Dunham to be his own act and deed. April the second 1705.
Sam'l Hale, Justice.

Copy of Deed recorded in book A. A. A. page 216 of Deeds on file in the office of the Secretary of State at Trenton, N. J.

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From "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families; Based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman," by Patty Barthell Myers, Penobscot Press, 1995, with permission:

Page 539:

***** Jonathan Dunham was called "cousin Jonathan Dunham, son of brother-in-law Jonathan Dunham," in the will of his uncle Thomas Bloomfield (N.J. Arch., 30:556).

***** 1701 Dec. 25. Deed. Jonathan Dunham, carpenter and millright, to John Mores, ?ordwainer, both of Woodbridge, for a tract of 12 acres there, N.E. grantor, along John ?illy (N.J. Arch., 21: 143)

***** 1706 Oct. 17. Donham, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Inventory of the personal estate of (L237.11.10-1/2, incl. two negro slaves L75, and two silver spoons 18s), made by John Bishop, Elisha Parker and Joseph Rolph. (N.J. Arch., 23:141)

  vii.   David Dunham, born March 10, 1673/74 in New Jersey; died 1753; married Mary Ilslee August 1699 in New York City, New York; born April 13, 1680; died Unknown.
  Notes for David Dunham:
From DUNHAM GENEALOGY; ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BRANCHES OF THE DUNHAM FAMILY; Compiled by ISAAC WATSON DUNHAM, A. M., Member of Connecticut Historical Society, Etc.; HARTFORD, CONN.:
1907; Bulletin Print, Norwich, Conn:

David is listed with his parents on pages 41-42;

12. III.--David, b. March 10, 1674; m. Mary.(???); d. 1753.

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David's family is listed on page 47:

12 DAVID, son of Jonathan, b. March 10, 1674; m. Mary (???) 1715; d. 1750.

Issue:
33. I.--Joseph, b. Oct. 7, 1700; d. Dec., 1771.
34. II.--David, b. 1705; m. Mary Freeman; d. May 15, 1756.

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From "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families; Based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman," by Patty Barthell Myers, Penobscot Press, 1995, with permission:

***** David lived near Jonathan Dunham and John Moores. Dec. 19, 1716 John Moores of Woodbridge made his will and mentioned "6 acres adjoining bought of Jonathan Dunham, 19 acres adjoining David Dunham" (N.J. Arch., 23:326)

***** Records of David Dunham and Mary Ilslee have been confused with records of his son, David, who m. Mary Freeman. David Dunham, Sr. his brother, Jonathan, Jr., were mentioned in the will of their uncle Thomas Bloomfield, Jr. In this will he was called "cousin David Dunham, son of brother-in-law Jonathan Dunham (N.J. Arch., 21:43-4)

***** 1695-6; David Dunham and his father, Jonathan, were on the coroner's jury to determine the cause of death of Ebenezer Ford, which was decided 'by natural causes." (N.J. Arch., 23:168-9)

***** 1714; John Moore was indicted for bruising ye body of David Dunham & pleaded not guilty (Minutes of the County Court, cited by Monnette, p. 540.)

***** 1715; Indictments against the following, viz.: John Moores for forcibly carry away pailes belonging to David Donham to which he pleaded guilty & was fined 6 shillings & ?. (ibid.)

***** 1715; David Donham, Nathaniel Donham and Benjamin Donham were on the list of the Militia Regt. under the command of Col. Tho: Ffarmer (Minutes of Court, cited by Monnette, p. 540)

***** 1748; David Dunham, David Dunham, Jr. Joseph Dunham, Jonathan, Jonathan Dunham, Jr., were on the list of Freeholders of Woodbridge (Monnette, p. 57)

***** 1750; David Dunham, David Dunham, Jr., Joseph Dunham, Jonathan Dunham, Jonathan Dunham Jr., were on the list of freeholders of Middlesex Co., N.J. Woodbridge (ibid, pgs. 379-80)

  viii.   Nathaniel Dunham, born February 08, 1676/77; died May 14, 1678.
  Notes for Nathaniel Dunham:
From DUNHAM GENEALOGY; ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BRANCHES OF THE DUNHAM FAMILY; Compiled by ISAAC WATSON DUNHAM, A. M., Member of Connecticut Historical Society, Etc.; HARTFORD, CONN.:
1907; Bulletin Print, Norwich, Conn:

Nathaniel is listed with his parents on pages 41-42;

13. IV.--Nathaniel, b. Feb. 8, 1677; d. May 14, 1678.


  ix.   Benjamin Dunham, born August 22, 1681 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey; died December 31, 1715 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey; married Mary Rolph; died Unknown.
  Notes for Benjamin Dunham:
From DUNHAM GENEALOGY; ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BRANCHES OF THE DUNHAM FAMILY; Compiled by ISAAC WATSON DUNHAM, A. M., Member of Connecticut Historical Society, Etc.; HARTFORD, CONN.:
1907; Bulletin Print, Norwich, Conn:

Benjamin is listed with his parents on pages 41-42;

15. VI.--Benjamin, b. Aug. 22, 1681; m. Mary Rolph; d. Dec. 31, 1715.

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From Woodbridge and Vicinity; Chapters VI & XIX; A history of New Jersey Quakers from 1686-1788
by Joseph Dally; place on-line by Alan Taplow at: http://members.tripod.com/~PlainfieldFriends/woodbrig.htm:


**** "The deed for the land for the Meeting-house and burying ground is recorded in full, and the bounds are thus given: "On the north by a highway, on ye west by land now in the possession of Benjamin Donham, & on ye south & east by land of the said John Allen." It is dated "the fourteenth day of the second month," 1707. '

This meeting house is in or near Woodbridge and seems to show that Benjamin owned property there in 1701. It also seems to imply that Benjamin was a Quaker.

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From "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families; Based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman," by Patty Barthell Myers, Penobscot Press, 1995, with permission:

***** 1706 July 29; Donham, Benjamin, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., innholder, will of. Wife Mary sole heiress and executrix of real and personal estate. Witness-- Samuel Burwell, Wm. Bunn, John Sard. Proved before his Excellency Robert Hunter Esq. Governour etc. (N. J. Arch., 23:140) (No date given for the probate)

***** In 1711, when some people became dissatisfied with the town's preacher, the Rev. Samuel Dunham, invited Edward Vaughn of Elizabethtown (of the Anglican Church) to visit them at his convience... The faithful gathered in the town meeting-house, or in the home of the most prominent member, Benjamin Dunham. His house probably stood at Dunhamtown, just north oth the meeting house green... benjamin dunham threw his weight behind the movement to build a church, which was to occupy a lot on the green norht of the meeting house, given to the Episcopalian by general consent, as a part of the two hundred acres granted by Governor Philip Carteret... (Nelson R. Burr, The Anglican Church in New Church in New Jersey, 1954, page 510)

***** 1715; David Donham, Nathaniel Donham and Benjamin Donham were on the list of the Militia Regt. under the command of Col. Tho: Ffarmer (Minutes of Court, cited by Monnette, p. 540)

***** Benjamin's tombstone reads: "Here lyes Buried the Body of Mr. Benjamin Dunham Who Deceased Decmb 31st 1715 in ye 35th Year of ys age."





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