Colonial New Jersey Families
The Garden State the 3rd state of the United States December 18, 1787
The New Jersey Early Land Records Project in January 2019 over 20,000 land documents of the 80,000 that are among the holdings of the state archives have been indexed and made available through the Early Land Records online database. Read blog from Winter 2016 explaining the project.
My fifth great-grandfather Zachariah ALBAUGH 1737-1782 born Hunterdon County, New Jersey. His parents arrived September 23, 1734 in Philadelphia with his family on the ship "Hope Galley" from Flammersfeld, Eichen Germany. They moved to Frederick County, Maryland.
My sixth great-grandparents Heinrich Hirt LANDIS born in Alsace married Elizabeth NASS in 1737, worked as a saddler, died and is buried in Ringoes, Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Elizabeth was the daughter of Reverand Johannes NAAS early minister of the Church of the Brethren in America. Born in 1669 Nordheim, Germany, Rev. Naas died May 12, 1741 in Amwell, New Jersey. Heinrich LANDIS built a stone house in 1750 which still stands, is a Registered National Landmark where Lafayette recovered after the ordeal at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War.
My fifth great-grandparents Henry LANDIS 1740-1825 Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey to perhaps Maryland to Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio and Mary GARBER or CARVER about 1740-1788 Hunterdon County, New Jersey to perhaps Maryland to Franklin County, Virginia.
Henry's parents Heinrich Hirt LANDIS 1716-1809 Alsace, France to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Elizabeth NAAS about 1761-1753 Krefelt, Germany to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Heinrich LANDIS built a stone house in 1750 which still stands, is a Registered National Landmark where Lafayette recovered after the ordeal at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War.
- Amwell Church
- Amwell Church of the Brethren History
- Amwell Church article about founding preacher Johann NAAS
- Churches of Hunterdon County
My fifth great-grandparents were Jacob FALLIS born after 1742-1797 New Jersey to Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia and Sarah SPRINGER about 1746-1809 daughter of Isaac SPRINGER of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Shenandoah County, Virginia.
Jacob's parents Thomas FALLIS in a 1731 Monmouth County land deed along Crosswicks Creek and a 1748 marriage bond for his probable daughter Margery FALLIS to Joseph HORNER. Quaker records show a migration of Quakers from New Jersey to Virginia after 1730. By 1734 Hopewell Quaker Church was built near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. Thomas' will was written in 1755 recorded 1756 in Frederick County, Virginia.
My seventh great-grandparents Thomas FOREMAN born about 1655 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York about 20 years after his father Aaron came from England to America. Thomas married Mary WOOLEY May 26, 1695 in Freehold, Monmouth County. They lived their entire lives here and I assume buried here. Son Benjamin born here moved to Virigina as the family moved west. FOREMAN's were in America since 1645 perhaps descended from a former Mayor of London, England, founded Flushing, New York, contributed greatly during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars with various officers, sheriffs and others over the years. A detailed discussion will appear at a later date.
6th great-grandfather Wendell ESSIG died here.
- East Jersey Colony - settled by Lowland Scots between 1674 and 1702 as well as Quakers
- Bentley Fallis comment about Morgan Morgan
- New Jersey GenWeb
- New Jersey
- New Jersey Resources
- New Jersey Statistics
- Using Records of East and West Jersey Proprietors - 2008 Joseph R. Klett New Jersey State Archives