Re: JOHN DICKINSON - ELIZABETH RICHMAN - 1797 SALEM COUNTY, NJ
Based on a NJ Archives death cert retrieved by fellow researcher Bob Langley, I now have a direct-line Dickinson link myself. Rebecca Tozer (or Tozour) Langley (1825-1911)had parents listed as William Tozer and Hannah Dickinson.
She and my GGGF Silas Franklin “Frank” Langley used what I considered Tozour names for children: Margaret; John Tozour Langley; Richard Tozour Langley; Charles, Victoria and Hannah. Possibly Henrietta (Retta) and Fanny were Tozour names also. Now, of course, I'm wondering if some of these are actually Dickinson names.
Karolyn Johnson and I had already found Tozer/ Towser/ Touzer around Salem, Cumberland and Cape counties. Millville library has a summary book on the 1850 census, and it included a Hannah and William "Toucer" in Franklin Twp. of Gloucester, both born 1804 or 05.
Daughters still in the nest were Isabella and Victoria. Because these were known to be names of my Rebecca’s sisters, I knew these “Toucers” were my GGG-GP’s.
My William Tozer is on the chart of a "Randi" as a son of Owensbee (also spelled Awnsby and other novel ways). I wrote to her at least a month ago to ask for sources but have not heard. (I doubted his placement since Wm. would be only 14 years younger than his dad -- so maybe he will link up to an earlier Owensby instead.)
William named "Rebecca, wife of Silas F. Langley" first in his 1888 Will, suggesting that she was the oldest child. But oddly, her mother (also Executrix) was also called Rebecca instead of Hannah.
I found William Tozer's grave at Union in Dennisville, but no wife is on any stone, nor in records kindly searched by Darlene Muller. (Only if she remarried in her 80s might she be there.) I could find no Will nor Inventory for any Silas, Frank or Rebecca Langley of the right years at Cumberland CH (though both died in Vineland), nor were they filed at Woodbury or Salem; so I'll need to hit Cape May.
Silas F. and Rebecca were in Dennis twp. for the 1860 Census, then starting 1870 were in Porchtown (in Gloucester but at the edge of Pittsgrove twp.) Their oldest son John T. also lived in both that tri-county area and Dennis townships, a pattern followed by John T.'s son Eugene!
Langleys of that "neck" hitched with some Richmans, too. (Based on every SJ tombstone I've yet noticed, I say "Richmond" is simply a clerical error.)
So, "Geneslady," I do hope to hear that your Dickinson/ Dickinson stash includes my "new" Hannah/ Rebecca.
-- Delaware Dolores (Langley)