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Dellett Family
Dellett Family

I know very little about this family so far; only that they lived somewhere in Washington Township. The only census entry I have found so far is for 1860, although some of the other censuses I have not completed yet so they may still turn up.

According to another visitor to this site, Walter, believes this is originally either French or Spanish, originally spelled 'DeLlette'.

Dellett Family-1860 Washington Township
House # Family # Surname Given Name Age Birthplace Occupation Real Estate Value Personal Estate
1 1 Dellett Manass 45 NJ Master Collier $5000 $16000
Rebecca 39 NJ
A recent visitor to this site has pointed out, unfortunately without providing any source, that Manass and Rebecca are buried in the cemetery at Atsion, and that he was the owner of the Dellet Hotel at the corner of Oak Shade Rd. & Atsion Rd., Shamong Twp
Thomas 17 NJ
Ann 10 NJ
Tucker Samuel E. 27 NJ store clerk $100
Wooley (illegible female name) 15 NJ
4 4 Dellett John 36 Ohio Innkeeper $300
Mary 32 Ireland
James 10 NJ
Mannass 1 NJ
Alexander 1 NJ
Sutts Mary 20 NJ
Sampson William 21 Ireland Collier
5 5 Dellett Moses 30 NJ team driver
Mantham? 20 NJ
Thomas 1 NJ
Aaron 1 mo. NJ

Many members of this family are buried in the cemetery that once served St. Mary of the Pines, the Catholic church that once stood just up the road from Batsto and Pleasant Mills. It has been said that the church was built by the Richards family of Batsto for his Catholic workers, but I believe a good case can be made against at least some residents of that cemetery as having resided in Batsto. The Dellet family I believe did not live at Batsto for several reasons:

  1. Several of them own both personal and real estate. Batsto was a company town and it is not likely anyone working there owned land.
  2. Samuel Tucker lived with the Delletts and worked as a store clerk, but as far as is known Batsto did not have such a man working in it's store.
  3. None of the families located near the Delletts on the census have come up in my research as Batsto residents.
These are the headstones of the Dellett family found in St. Mary's cemetery. As several of these do not appear on the census above, perhaps they are a different part of the family that did work at Batsto; more research is needed in this area. Another researcher has told me that he believes Manass Dellett, above, actually lived in Indian Mills (Shamong Township) at least part of his life. Part of Washington Township was taken away to form Shamong in 1852, so the Dellets may show up in both townships depending on the year. E.W. Woodward mentions a hotel outside of Indian Mills that was at that time, 1883, being run by a M. Dellet. Since a Dellet shows up on the census in 1860 in Washington Township, 8 years after the creation of Shamong township, this is not the same hotel but possibly the same person, managing a different hotel in Washington Township?
Dellet, ??? died 1851 rest of stone illegible
Dellett, Aaron died 1855
Dellett, Daniel d. 23 March 1899, age 16; Corp Co. I 5 Regt NJ Vol
Dellet, James died 8 July 1850 age 62
Dellet, James, Sr. 1819-1898
Dellet, James 1851-1889
Dellet, John 1853-1887
Dellet, John b. 6 Feb 1824; d. 11 Oct 1892
Dellet, Lydiah d. Aug 6, 1879 age 18 yrs
Dellet, Mary C. 1823-1898

Melinda D., who has contributed absolutely volumes to this web site, and whom we can never thank enough for all her work, sent me the following Dellet tidbits:

Fred S. Fielder, Collier's Mills, 22, father Charles Fielder and Elizabeth Archer to Annie T. Dillett of Whiting, parents Manus Dillett and Maggie Bowers, January 4, 1896. Frank Youmans and Orlando Ware were witnesses

Manas Dellett married Lizzie Sexton in 1886

Mrs. Annie Fielder, 70, widow of Fred Fielder, died Friday at her home in Colliers Mills. She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Arthur Hurley; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Four brothers; Alex Dillet of Cream Ridge and Lewis and Manus Dillet of Asbury Park. Funeral was held on Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the Zion Methodist Church with the Rev. Albert Manus officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

According to NARA Pension records:
Pvt. Moses Dellett, Third N. J. Volunteers Cavalry, Co.-- A Moses was captured while carrying a dispatch from Front Royal to Strasburg, Va. on Sept. 19, 1864 after a battle. He died 4 months later of diarrhea on Jan. 20, 1865 while a POW at Salisbury, N.C. Buried in Salisbury National Cemetery, N.C. Survived by his wife Martha Ann (Berney) and 3 children. Moses and Martha were married Sept. 4, 1858 in Vincentown, Southhampton Twp. Burlington Co. by Justice of the Peace. Their children were:

Martha Ann remarried 3-14-1867, Charles Cotton in Burlington Co.

Anyone with information regarding this family can contact myself or visit this page, where Donald has set up a Dellett family page.


UPDATE OCT 2004
Another researcher has just sent me some information that I am trying to piece together with the rest of this puzzle, if you can help please send me an e-mail.

"We may or may not have a Dellet or two in our family. I just found a connection. All these years there was one reference to my greatgreatgrandmother and said in a family history page she was Elizabeth Dellite? with no reference and now no one remembers where it came from. I have looked and looked and no references are there in my direct line of research. A couple of years ago, I did find the first name finally of her husband "Christian" Amstead instead of just C. He was born in Switzerland and sometimes went by Olmstead/Amstutz etc. probably according to how thick his accent was that day.... I finally got a chance to look up one of his daughters death records (one that I had discovered 2 years ago) and her mother was Sophia Dellet. On the worldconnect pages - someone had a Sophia and Dellet from Lancaster, PA with John Adam Dellet and Elizabeth Dellet as the parents. I have a gut feeling these "girls" are from this family - maybe sisters marrying the same guy after one died. I cannot find a record of either one of them coming here to Indiana as I did find the burial of Christian but no one else besides his daughter in this really old little cemetery .....and neither woman is in a 1850 census.

This is the information from WorldConnect:
Henry Dellett was born in France, date uncertain; He was the father of
John Adam Dellett, born 22 Mar 1780, baptized at First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania on 27 Mar 1780. John married Elizabeth about 1802 in Lancaster and had:

  1. George Dellet, born 11 Aug 1804 in Lancaster, PA.
On 4 Mar 1804, John married Barbara Stokeman in Lancaster, PA and had:
  1. Elizabeth Dellet, born 16 Oct 1805 in Lancaster.
  2. Sophia Dellet, born 1 Sep 1808 in Lancaster, PA.
  3. Anna Maria Dellet, born 25 May 1814 in Lancaster, PA.
  4. Mary Barbara Dellett, born 12 Nov 1819 in Lancaster.
This page was last updated on Oct 18th, 2004