I am researching descendants of Joseph^3 Higgins (ca 1702-1782), noticed as son of Jediah^2 in Katherine Chapin Higgins, _Roger Higgins ..._ (1918).
Joseph's daughter Hannah was married to Lott Rittenhouse (Lot Rittenhouse) at the time her father's will was written (1782); Lott was named as an executor in Joseph Higgins's will [Calendar of New Jersey Wills, vol. 6].
Might anyone who has been able to research local archives and records about this family at New Jersey have kept copies or detailed notes about the more important archived records (letters, notes, bible records, etc).
I find published references to Lott's children, but the names and number of his children vary. The earliest published reference I've found does not report the name of his "wife" [Cassel, _...Rittenhouse Family..._, 1897]. A later reference [Rowland, _An Ancestral Chart ..._, 1935] reports his wife, Hannah Higgins, but also a second wife, Caroline Shamp [Schamp?]--but his widow  is called Polly [Calendar of New Jersey Wills, vol. 12]. The 1935 source cites "Hunterdon County Historical Society," and Lot's probate papers.
Any assistance appreciated. Would so like to learn more about Hannah (Higgins) Rittenhouse and family, and build a supporting bibliography. --GJ