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Ephraim's glory is like the firstling of his bullocks and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth.
~ Deuteronomy 33:17

Stephen's Smith Family - Ancestors, Descendants and Cousins

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Cornelias Anderson

1World Family Tree, Vol 11, tree #3472. "The following note is from WFT vol 11 tree#3472
1694: Enoch and Cornelius Anderson were sued in the East Jersey Court of Com Right by Wm. Pinhorne, Esq., of Bergen Co., for trespass, in amt. of L150, and for debt on a bond involving breach of covenant, in amt. of L500. they lost the suit for debt, and the other was withdrawn. Most unfortunately, no further details have been preseerved. As Cornelius and his supposed brother Enoch each had a son bapt. at Hackensack in 1694, Edward Earl, Jr. acting as witness in each instance, it is believed that they lived for a short while in Bergen County, later returning to Newtown, L.I., whence they moved to West Jersey. On Mar 28, 1698/9, as Cronelius Andris, he was among 28 grantees in a deed for land in Maidenhead (Lawrenceville), W.J., to be used for church, school and burying-ground purposes. It is uncertain whether he was living in Maidenhead or Hopewell at the time, but he was certainly of Hopewell not long after, and for the balance of his life. In 1710, as Cornelius Andrews, he served as Constable for Hopewell; in 1721 he was Overseer of the Poor; and in 1722, Overseer of Highways and Collector. In 1722 and 1723, Town Meetings were held at his house, but thereafter at Ringo's Mill. On May 30, 1724, adm. on his estate was granted to his widow Annah and their son Eliakim. Of his children, one was bapt. at Hackensack as a son of Cornelius Albardi, four at Hopewell in 1710 by the pastor of the new Dutch church at Bensalem, PA, and one at Maidenhead by the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.
    On Oct 4, 1738, the estate of Cornelius not yet settled, his son Eliakim gave bond in amt. of L800 to his four brothers, to protect their equal shares with him of the Hopewell farm formerly their father's, and then in nominal possession of Eliakim, but leased to Andrew Mershon. This bond was basis for a suit commenced in the N.J. Supreme Court in 1764, by Cornelius and Abraham Anderson, as survivors of John and Barhtolomew Anderson, against Elizabeth ad John Anderson, Executors of Eliakim Anderson, dec'd. The matter was eventually submitted to three referees, who, in 1768, found that the said Executors were indebted to plaintiffs in the amount of L452 proc. It was stipulated that the representatives of John and Bartholomew Anderson, dec'd, were equally entitled, with Cornelius and Abraham, to a share of the L452. Previous to this litigation there had been some friction in the family, perhaps originating in the same situation, and in May, 1763, Cornelius and Abraam Anderson, Cornelius Mershon and his mother, Francina Mershon, and Cornelius Anderson, Jr. and Thomas Anderson, sons of Cornelius, gave bond to appear at the next session of the Hunterdon County court, and meanwhile not to molest John Anderson of Hopewell, evid. Eliakim's son."