Re: Wm. Dell m. Charity Mills in 1790s, NJ
You are correct.The William who was born March 4, 1767 died Sept. 27, 1777.Randall and Anna had another son on Jan. 20, 1778, and they named him William, obviously after his deceased brother.He married Charity Mills on March 17, 1799, had a daughter Jane on April 1, 1800, and then vanished.I now think he died and Charity and Jane went to live with Charity's father, Daniel Mills, in New York State.Wish I could prove it.
I have no idea why the Junius MM recorded "L" as your William's middle initial.Those records show that he was the son of Richard (s/o Richard & Elizabeth) and Rachel Shotwell (d/o Wm. & Elizabeth).I think "S" for Shotwell is more likely.The Junius MM record probably is in error.
I am happy to learn about Genealogy Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. 27.I'll look for it the next time I visit the New Jersey State Library in Trenton.