I have read your various postings on this Monmouth County Compton family with interest. My ancestor Elizabeth Compton married Levi Lee ca. 1785. Levi was the son of Gershom Lee and Rebecca Hunt of Hunterdon County. (Where I live today.) Information passed down in my family says that Elizabeth was born in September 1763 (no proof). She and Levi eventually ended up in Oxford, Butler County, OH, where Levi died intestate in 1827. One of the people who purchased items at the sale was Joseph Compton, said to be Elizabeth's brother. I believe that Elizabeth's parent's may be William and Mary Smith Compton.Do you have any information on Elizabeth, their daughter? She was obviously living and unmarried in 1779.
Elizabeth and Levi had the follwing children: Gershom, Mary, Levi, David, John, William, Nancy, Nathaniel, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ichabod.Several of these Christian names (Ichabod, David, William) seem to have entered the Lee family via Elizabeth and are not found among any of Levi's brothers' children.Of course this may be a coincidence, but they are all names found in Mary and William Compton's family. Levi's older brothers John and Joseph are known to have fought in the Revolution (John's widow described the battle of Monmouth Courthouse in her pension application) and some say that Levi also fought in the war. Even if he wasn't in the war, it is likely that Levi was in Monmouth County since his brother was in the battle.The one thing that bothers me about the Monmouth County family is their religion.These Lees were devout Baptists for many generations, and they mostly seem to have married within their religion.Yet William and Mary apparently belonged to a Presbyterian Church, even though Monmouth County was a Baptist stronghold. It's my impression that Baptists and Presbyterians usually didn't mix in 18th Century NJ.
Anything that you can tell me about this subject would be most appreciated.