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May 17, 2017

Got New Jersey Ancestors?


I wonder how many genealogists know about the many New Jersey records online at Olive Tree Genealogy and Ancestors At Rest

If you are looking for your New Jersey ancestors you might want to check these out:

New Jersey Church Records

* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1756-1774
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1775-1777
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1778-1779
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1780-1781
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1782-1784
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1785-1787
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1788-1789
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1790-1791
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1792-1793
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1794
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1795
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1796
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1797
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1798
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1799
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1800
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1801-1802
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1803-1804
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1805-1806
* Baptisms Old Dutch Church, Totowa, New Jersey 1807-1822
* Marriages Elizabethtown, (was Essex Co.)
* Marriages in Hackensack pre 1700
* Early Settlers in Hackensack
* First Reformed Dutch Church at Montville, Morris Co., Baptisms 1786-1828
* First Reformed Dutch Church at Montville, Morris Co., Marriages 1826-1873

New Jersey Cemetery Records

* Montville Reformed Church Cemetery, Montville Twp. Morris County New Jersey:
** Surnames A to C
** Surnames D
**Surnames E to F
** Surnames G to H
**Surnames J to L
**Surnames M to N
** Surnames P
** Surnames Q to R
** Surnames S to T
**Surnames V
**Surnames W to Z
* Graveyard Records of the True Reformed Church, Montville, New Jersey on Changebridge Road Also known as the Seceder Cemetery

New Jersey Census Records

* Bergen Twp 1794 Rateable
* Town Officers Pequannock Twp. 1740-1749
* Town Officers Pequannock Twp. 1750-1759
* Pequannock Township Tax Ratables May 1778 and (February 1780)
* 1793 Militia List Wantage Twp

New Jersey Muster Rolls

* Muster Roll NJ Volunteers Lt. Allen's Co. 6th Battalion
* Muster Roll NJ Volunteers Cpt. Shaw's Co.
* Muster Roll NJ Volunteers Cpt Hopkins Co.
* Muster Roll NJ Volunteers Cpt Shaw's Co.
* Muster Roll NJ Volunteers 5th Battalion Cpt. Crowell's Co.
* Muster Roll NJ Volunteers 1st Battalion Cpt. Millidge's Co.
* Muster Roll NJ Volunteers Col. Barton's Co. 1st Battalion
* Muster Roll NJ Volunteers Cpt. Cougle's Co. 1st Battalion
* 1793 Militia List Wantage Twp

New Jersey Coffin Plates

Find Death Records on Ancestors at RestHenry Wesp 1875~1904
Find Death Records on Ancestors at RestJohn Frederick Seugling 1831~1894 Little Falls, New Jersey

New Jersey Family Bibles

Find Death Records on Ancestors at RestPridaux & Greville Family Bible (New Jersey)
Find Death Records on Ancestors at RestWoodhull Family Bible 1793 - New Jersey

New Jersey Funeral Cards

Find Death Records on Ancestors at RestFuneralCard for President James A. Garfield Died at Elberon, New Jersey 1881
Find Death Records on Ancestors at RestMemorial Card for Henry K. Garrison, died 1924 Centerton, New Jersey
Find Death Records on Ancestors at RestFuneral & Mourning Card of August M. Schimpff 1877 - 1892 found in Dover NJ


New Jersey Family Trees

* New Jersey Pier Family
* New Jersey Post Family

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5 comments:

Wendy Callahan said...

Thank you for these links, Lorine. My ex-husband has loyalist ancestors who either came from NJ or NY. I've been searching high and low for their marriage, since I only have surnames and no first names (so if I can find a Goodwin who married a Workman before or early on during the Revolution in either state, score!).

So I'll try these resources and see if they yield anything. Thank you for sharing them!

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Wendy , now you have me curious :-) And I have a zillion questions whirring around in my head!

How do you know your ex's ancestors were Loyalists?
You say you don't know their first names?
Did you find petitions for land (Loyalists could apply for land)
Where did those Loyalists of yours settle?
Was the Goodwin ancestor a man or a woman?

I'm too curious to let this go!

Wendy Callahan said...

Ah, Lorine... :D Let me see if I can make a long story short.

In researching my ex-husband's Hawksley family, I delved into "The descendants of Cpl Isaac Adams and Rhoda Babcock" file in the New England Historic Genealogical Society's R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Dept. in Boston, Massachusetts.

That file was full of treasures, including a letter entitled "Some of My Ancestors" that laid out the family history. The writer specified that her grandparents' surnames were Goodwin and Workman, and that Grandpa Goodwin was a loyalist who lost his plantation in New Jersey as a result. He fled to Saint John, New Brunswick, served in the military for the British, and was taken prisoner by the Americans at one point.

Ultimately, he escaped and returned to Saint John.

I have the names of their 7 children and the marriages, children/descendants, and deaths of all but one. Alas, their youngest child's death record in Massachusetts in 1872 does not name her parents. If just confirms the letter, that the parents were born in New Jersey.

No other Goodwin family in Saint John lines up with mine. It's frustrating! The only land petition I think could be connected is James Goodwin in Saint John in 1814 (the eldest son's name was James), but that still leaves the parents' first names a mystery.

I go into detail on the children here: http://www.newenglandgenealogy.net/2016/07/loyalists.html

Of course, my file has more references, such as to newspapers (mostly about the children and their children), vital records, censuses, a copy of the letter and family group sheets found in the NEHGS collection, etc., as well as notes about potential men who could be "my" Goodwin.

But this is a brick wall I have yet to break through, so I devour New Jersey resources in hopes of finding a late 1700s marriage between a Goodwin male and Workman (or perhaps Woertman, since I know that's where Workman sometimes came from in that area) female.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Wendy - I read your blog and see you have done a lot of in-depth research on this puzzle! I was hoping they were an Ontario line so I could perhaps help you, but being the Maritimes I'm not very familiar with that locale for research.

However, I was thinking you may want to be sure to check for variations of Goodwin (you probably already have but just in case...) such as Godwin, Gooden, Goodin, etc

I think you may be on-the-mark with Woertman and not Workman :-)

When I get home I will check my NJ resources in book form to see if those names pop up

Lorine

Wendy Callahan said...

Thanks Lorine! I've checked all the variations on Goodwin and so far, no dice. I have one person I suspect might fit. Recently, I ordered Esther Wright Clark's "The Loyalists of New Brunswick," so I hope that will help.

One of them may have gone to Ontario, but he was a son of the loyalist father who married the daughter of another loyalist. I keep digging and digging, hoping to learn more. My ex-husband's autosomal DNA results came through yesterday, so I also hope to find matches via those lines!