The Leeds Family of New Jersey:Information about Dennis Woolverton
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Dennis Woolverton (b. 26 Jan 1709, d. 19 Aug 1774)Dennis Woolverton (son of Charles Woolverton and Mary Chadwick) was born 26 Jan 1709 in Burlington Co., NJ, and died 19 Aug 1774 in Amwell, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Interred in Rosemont Cemetery, Hunterdon Co., NJ.
Notes for Dennis Woolverton:
Birthdate taken from the family Bible of Charles Woolverton the 1st.
Dennis received from his father 163 acres in Amwell, Hunterdoun Co., NJ, described as on "the king'sHighway" and adjoining land of his brothers Isaac and Joel.
He married Elizabeth Pettit as shown in County Records who died in her 72nd year 1/2/1783.
Their children were:
Their eldest son, Charles, died by drowning in the DelawareRiver and letters of Administration were granted to Dennis for Charles' Estate dated 12/2/1763.
His Will probated 9/5/1774 gave to his wife Elizabeth 100 lbs in lieu of dower.To Nathanial, the only son of eldest son Charles, deceased on 10/7/1763, his birthright of his father, one hundred acres. Son Jonathan the Plantation and an additional 13+ acres and daughter Mary the Plantation purchased from Francis Tomlinson and 50 lbsand two grand-daughters, named Rebekkah and Mary Tomlinson, were to receive 10 lbs each. Wife Elizabeth and son Jonathan to be Executors.
Proved 9/5/1774.Inventory 419.18.4 lbs.
From this family a daughter or granddaughter married on May 2, 1772, Daniel Bray of Kingwood Twp., at Trenton, NJ. A son or grandson, Jonathan Woolverton, who on May 31, 1775 married Mary Barcroft of Solebury Twp., Pa. They removed to Grimsby, Ont., Canada in 1798.
More About Dennis Woolverton:
Elected: 09 Oct 1738, Freeholder of Hunterdon Co to vote for Representative of the Gen. Assem. of the Province of NJ. To qualify as Freeholder you had to own 1000 a or worth 50 lbs. To qualify as a rep they had to have 1000 acres or worth 500 lbs.