Jacob Compton was born at Shoal Harbor, New Jersey about 1685; he died circa 1755.It is not positively known what Jacob's wife's maiden name was; there is strong evidence, however, that she was the daughter of Robert Rhen, Sr. (Symmes, p. 399-402; Salter xlviii; Stillwell, Vol. iii for Rhea family.)Robert Rhea, Sr. married Janet Hampton circa 1689 at Shrewsbury, NJ.Their children were: David Rhea, Isabel Rhea, Elizabeth Rhea, Catherine Rhea and Margaret Rhea.In 1703 George Keith baptized five of the Rhea children at their home in Freehold, NJ, indicating they were converts from Quakerism.Janet Hampton Rhea's Will names her son David Rhea, daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law, James English.Symmes says (p. 402) there is a question as to whether James English married Elizabeth or Margaret Rhea.I believe English married Margaret Rhea.Symmes's (p. 181) list of Old Tennent Communicants for 1737 shows: Widow Janet Rhe, James English, Margaret his wife.In 1749 Elizabeth and Jacob Compton contributed toward the building fund of Old Tennent Church.Out of a list of 189 names, only twelve are women, one of whom was Elizabeth Compton (evidence of her Quaker background?) Directly opposite her name is that of David Rhea (her brother?). (Symmes, p. 179) Since there is no mention of Jacob Compton in any surviving records after 1755, it is assumed he died about this time.I hope this helps you.Jacob's and Elizabeth's children were: William, Mary, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Alice, Hannah, Richard and Joseph.I read an interesting story about Janet Hampton Rhea.When the Old Tennent Church (Presbyterian) was being build, the church elders had selected a spot on the lower side of the hill.When the cornerstone was to have been laid, Janet is said to have picked it up and carried it to the top of the hill and asked, "Whoever heard of going down to the house of the Lord, and not of going up to the house of the Lord?"The church elders agreed and the church was built where Janet had placed the cornerstone.The first service in the new meeting house was held on April 18, 1731.You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.How do you fit in the Compton family?