Mercer County Queries - 2010

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APPLEGATE, Harrison. Looking for information on my maternal great grandfather and his family. Rumored his mother was full blood Leni Lenape from Toms River, NJ. Harrison was a Firefighter in Trenton or Hamilton, and later he became a detective in Hamilton. Wife: HUGHES, Mamie? Had children: Mildred, Harriet, Mable, Doris and Harry. Any info on either family greatly appreciated.
- Kimberly M. Reichard. 29 September 2010.

In search of parents, grandparents & g-grandparents for Martha Ann APPLETON, b. 02 JAN 1819 (probably) in Mercer County, New Jersey, d. 1907, m. 22 Feb 1843 Thomas J. JOHNSTON (name changed later to JOHNSON), b. 29 May 1819, d. 13 Jul 1900 @ Hightstown, Mercer County, buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Trenton. Martha Ann maintained a family Bible with notations of birth dates (whereabouts unknown). The JOHNSONs had a dairy farm four or five miles west of Hightstown, New Jersey.
- Ralph W. Pusheck. 31 August 2010.

CLARK, William. I am looking for a William CLARK who was born in 1739/40 in the area that is now Mercer County. He left the area around 1774/1775 and moved to Pa.
- John Clark. 7 May 2010.

Looking for info on James CURLEY family 1870-1895 census. Mary HORAN was married for short time to widowerer James-- "1870 US Fed Census Trenton Wd 7, Mercer, NJ James Curley 29y 1841 Ire Mary Curley 25y 1845 Ire Michael Curley 4y 1866 NJ Mary Curley 1m may 1870 NJ". "1875 Curley, James 34y Trenton NJ fa: James mo: Bridget Horan, Mary 20y fa: Timothy mo: Catherine [Unrecorded] Mercer Co. 1875 Bk. BQ : Pg. 103". "1880 US Fed Census Trenton, Mercer, NJ James Curley hd wwm 52y 1838 Ire Mary Curley da swf 11y NJ Mick Curley sn swm 13y NJ". "1895 state census Mercer Trenton NJ James Curley Maggie Curley Mary Edward Curley Bridget". I have some old unidentified photos-- Mary HORAN d/o Timothy and Catherine (DOLAN) HORAN; they were related some way to CURLEY.
- Patricia Swanson. 17 January 2010.

I am looking for any information about William DORRIS, Jr. of Hunterdon Co., NJ. He was my gggggf. I have his birth as 1761, Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon Co. (now Mercer Co.), NJ. He died 11/22/1842 in Sumner Co. TN, and I have him listed as being married to Eleanor BROWN of Orange Co., NC. I would like to have the proof of his birth and who his parents were and any other info you can find on him. I would love it if you can post this to your query page. Thank you.
- Janet Eve. 29 September 2010.

I am trying to find some information about Georgianna DOUGLASS (Feb. 22, 1832, Trenton, NJ - Mar. 23, 1905, Morrisville, PA). We are trying to determine if she was related to Alexander DOUGLASS, the owner of the famous Douglass House in Trenton, where Gen. Washington planned the battle of Trenton. She was the daughter of John DOUGLASS and Hannah Y. KELLY and wife of Samuel Lloyd LUKENS, married Apr. 10, 1851. Please let me know if you can be of any help. Thank you.
- Michelle Marks. 23 March 2010.

Robert Stevenson DOWLING 1827-9Aug 1897, bur. Riverview Cemetery. He owned The Dowling National Hotel in Trenton. He bought land in Mill Hill. I am looking for information on the family.
- Maureen Dowling. 22 May 2010.

I would like to find descendants of the following couple: GRIFFITH Hoglah and her husband GRIFFITH Thomas who were residents of Newcastle under Lyme until they emigrated to New Jersey in 1886 and lived in Hamilton Township, Mercer County. They had the following children. Cecil, William (apparently died young), Annie, Jemima, and Ethel. Ethel married Lyman BURBANK and Annie produced a son called Lyman WOODRUFF. Thomas GRIFFITH was a plate maker in Stoke and a Sanitary presser in Trenton. Last record is 1930 census for Trenton City Mercer Township showing Thomas as 77 and Hoglah as 74. Hoglah was the 13th of 14 children born to John MASON and his wife Sarah (nee SLATER). The MASON line has been traced back to the mid 1500's and the SLATER line back to around 1600. I am very anxious to get the death/burial date for Hoglah and it would be nice to have Thomas GRIFFITH's too. If anyone has any interest in this family or knows someone in New Jersey with this name please ask them to contact me.
- Elizabeth Mason. 23 March 2010.

In search of the John P. HARTMAN family of Trenton City. He married Josephine "Jo" BAECHNER HARTMAN in 1883 and they had 8 children. Only 3 were still living in 1900. The daughter Lillian married John TROCHENBROD and the daughter Ethel married Arthur POOLE. The 1900 census shows that Josephine's father, George M. BAECHNER had moved in with them after being widowed. Josephine was killed in a car accident. Someone in the family was a potterer.
- Sandra A. Hucke Sowers. 29 September 2010.

I am currently researching my direct HERBERT line which appears to have been in Hightstown in the late 1700's. The earliest HERBERT that I am positive of is James HERBERT, who I believe was born approximately 1765. He definitely had a sister names Sarah HERBERT, born January 20, 1772. She married Daniel HENDRICKSON while still in New Jersey. Coincidentally, James HERBERT married Daniel HENDRICKSON's sister, ALSO named Sarah. Both Daniel & Sarah (HENDRICKSON) are the children of Oke HENDRICKSON, whom seems to be well documented in that area prior to moving to Lewis County, Kentucky. My direct ancestor, James HERBERT moved with the HENDRICKSON's to Lewis County, Kentucky, approximately 1795, and then he went on to Clermont County, Ohio, sometime after 1810. He died there in 1822. Prior to his death, he also witnessed a will in 1817 of Obediah HERBERT. I am quite sure that Obediah was a family member, but whether he was a brother, father, etc I do not know. So the family members I am sure of, are James, born approximately 1765, Sarah born approximately 1772 and apparently Obediah, birth date unknown. James also definitely had children born in New Jersey, Mary in 1794 and William in 1796. There are other children but I am not sure if they were born in New Jersey, Betsy, Forman and Rebeccah. I am hoping you can help me find out more about my family in New Jersey. Who is James' father and mother? Etc... I am looking forward to hearing from you!
- David Herbert. 23 March 2010.

I am searching foy any info on Timothy & Catherine (DOLAN) HORAN or TANSEY in Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ. Have old unidentified photos from Jhn Bainbridge, H C Lovejoy, Stauffer, and Walsh & Lay in Trenton, NJ. Timothy and Kitty HORAN's daughter Mary Agnes HORAN married James CURLEY widower in 1875 (allegedly a relative); did not work out --- Tim and Kittie took Mary Agnes to NE and are on the census 1880 in NE. "1870 US Fed Census Trenton Wd 7, Mercer, NJ James Curley 29 1841 Ire Mary Curley 25 Michael Curley 4 Mary Curley 1m". "1875 -- Ref # Groom Bride Loc Place of Reg Marriage Date Cost Remove Bk. BQ : Pg. 103 Curley, James      Horan, Mary [Unrecorded] Mercer Co., NJ 1875 $10".
- Patricia Swanson. 17 January 2010.

We are searching for more information about the KANE Family, long of Princeton, NJ--in particular, where in Ireland did they come from? Daniel KANE (born 1847, Ireland) and Annie _______ (born 1848, New York, parents both born in Ireland); think they were married in Princeton in 1870; he was a "special policeman". Their Children: John H. (born 1871, Princeton), Frank, Daniel, Mauricey, and Mary. John H. KANE married Mary M. GARDINER (1876, Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland); in 1898; lived in Princeton Their Children: Daniel Walter (born 1900, Brooklyn, NY), Margaret, Ann. Daniel Walter KANE married Jean MORRISON, lived in Princeton, he worked in the Post Office. Their child: Donald Charles (born 1927, Trenton) was my father.
- Ellen Kane. 17 January 2010.

I am looking for information on Katharina KLEMMER who may have been employed in the Princeton, NJ, area after she emigrated to the US from Luxembourg in 1915. She was born 11 Jun 1890 in Merscheid, Luxembourg. She travelled to the US with her employer, Paul Jules VAN DEN VEN of Brussels, Belgium, and arrived in the US on 12 Jul 1915. Paul is listed as a professor/diplomat from Brussels and the family resided in the Princeton, NJ, area around 1918.
- Michael Klemmer. 3 August 2010.

Sarah and Elijah LAWTON had two children Lutie P. (b. 1899) who married William WHITE (b. 1897). Lutie and William had two children: William WHITE (b. 1919) (married ?) and Dorothy "Dot" WHITE (b. 1920) (married Bill HAGER). Sarah LAWTON is also the mother of my grandfather, James Joseph DALE, born in Georgia. I would like to learn more about the Mercer County, New Jersey relatives.
- Joan Jones. 1772 Oconee Place, The Villages, FL 32162. 31 August 2010.

I have begun research on my paternal grandparents. Daniel J. LEAR was born (3/26/1880) in Bucks County, PA, but resided in Princeton where my father was born in 1919. My grandmother is from New Jersey, and I am assuming Mercer County and possibly West Windsor. Her name was Henrietta WOOD. I believe she has a sister, Louisa, and became Louisa MCGANN. I have found links to an Elizabeth WOOD from West Windsor with also a son, William WOOD, but not fully sure it is the correct family. When my father was born in 1919 the last name was accidently changed from LEAR to LEARD, and I was born in 1956 Diane LEARD. I am eager for any information or fellow researchers that I can come across. Daniel J. LEAR 3/26/1880 to 3/??/1951. Henrietta WOOD ?/??/1887 to 3/??/1946.
- Diane Taylor. 24 Thompson Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505. 31 December 2010.

Leah METCALF, born 15 Aug. 1818, Trenton, Mercer Co., New Jersey. Died 26 Dec. 1896, Valley Center, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.
- Sylvester Ewing. 21 November 2010.

I am searching for any information on the MORTON family of Trenton, Hunterdon County (now Mercer County). Elijah MORTON (1796-1881) was born in New Jersey on 14 April 1796. He had a sister, Theodosia MORTON (1802-1865), who was born 12 September 1802 in New Jersey. I do not know his parents names, but do know they were also born in New Jersey. He was apprenticed as a carpenter in Trenton at age 16 in 1812. Elijah MORTON was a private in Captain Garret D. WALL's Company of Light Infantry, Colonel John DODD's Regiment, New Jersey Detailed Militia. The unit, also referred to as the "Phoenix Company", was commissioned or enrolled in Trenton, Hunterdon County (Now Mercer County) on 15 October 1814 and stationed at Sandy Hook, New Jersey until relieved on 10 December 1814. Elijah MORTON married Mary ALEXANDER (1797-1880) on 13 August 1817. Mary ALEXANDER was born 12 August 1797 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Elijah MORTON moved to the Cincinnati, Ohio area about 1819. He later obtained military bounty land warrants in Fulton, Illinois due his military service and moved there about 1840. Elijah MORTON had seven children; Charles R., John, Cornelia, Henry D., Jane, Lewis Sterling, and James Monroe. He died 28 January, 1881 in Fairview, Fulton County, Illinois. His sister, Theodosia MORTON married John MANNING in Kentucky and moved to Fulton County Illinois about 1840. She died on 27 April 1865. A family story is that Elijah MORTON was a first cousin to John MORTON, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- David L. Jones. 23 March 2010.

James E. NORRIS, wife Anna--pottery maker in Trenton, 1900. George or Matthias HEITZMAN(N), early 1900s. Need more information on these people.
- Marjorie Bridges. 7 October 2010.

My family lived in Trenton in the 1930's to 1950's and I am trying to get more information concerning my biological father, Harry SOUTH Junior. He was married to my mother, Gloria Loretta ZANCA, September 6, 1947, at the Immaculate Conception Church (the name at that time). My biological father divorced and died about a year or two after I was born (Gloria Ann SOUTH 5 July 1948). I believe he is buried in Trenton probably 1950-1955. Subsequently my mother remarried to Leonard POWER and adoption papers were completed and my birth name was changed to Gloriann Maria POWER in 1959. I do not have the original birth certificate in the name of South nor do I have any of the adoption papers. I contacted New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration and submitted the forms and fees but they were returned saying I had insufficient information. I have tried the various ancestry sites and only one was successful (GeneologyBank) which had some issues of the Trenton Evening Times which had a couple of notes about Harry SOUTH (speeding ticket, hit & run, and engagement to my mother). Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
- Gloriann Maria Power. 31 December 2010.

I am looking for the parents of Richard M. STOCKTON (b.1822, d. 7 July 1896). Richard, and his wife, Mary J. WALTHALL, are buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hightstown and lived in East Windsor in the 1880's and 1890's.
- Jackie Oshman. 29 September 2010.

I am living in Ohio and seeking information on STOUT. My mother, Helen, was born (I believe) in 1930. My grandmother was Madeline, grandfather was Harold. His father was also Harold and played for The Trenton Nationals basketball team 1899-1900. I would like to find more info as only 1 aunt survives and cannot be of much assistance. I am new to researching and could use some help! Thank you so much for your time.
- Sue Alba. 21 November 2010.

My name is Norris Kirk TAYLOR - I am the son of Norris & Martha TAYLOR of 182 Wilfred Ave, Hamilton Twsp. I have been teaching school in North Carolina for about 21 yrs and am soon to be the 2nd Principal in the family, Katherine TAYLOR was the 1st. Please email me ASAP any relatives who views this site and can give me the date my father & mother died and their age at the time of their passing. Thanks and send if you will photos of my grandmothers & fathers for my children as well as Uncle Harold & Cousin Junebug who were medical practioners and took me under their wing and mentored me from street smarts into academic skills. Rev. James KILLINGSWORTH was the pastor of Macedonia Baptist in North & South Trenton and Harlan B. JOSEPH my cousin was passed the mantel from grandad on my mothers side as ministers of the gospel. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Harlan was mistaken for a looter and shot down trying to dissuade his peers from looting in Trenton during the turbulent Summer of the 60's after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King and now the mantel has been passed to me. Email me for my mailing address.
- Norris Kirk Taylor. 23 March 2010.

I am looking for the parents of my ggfather, Samuel B. VAN HORN, who was born in Trenton in Nov. 1831-32, later relocated to Penna. Any help would be appreciated.
- Arthur N. Van Horn. 29 September 2010.

The 2005 GenForum postings indicate the NJ State DAR Headquarters is located in the oldest house in Mercer Co. which was built in 1708 by an Isaac WATSON, son of immigrant William WATSON who in 1684 came from Farsnfield, Nottinghamshire, ENG, to Philadelphia; sometime after that "bought 700 acres from the West Jersey Proprietors and settled a plantation and called the place Farnsfield in the township of Nottingham in the County of Burlington in the province of West Jersey". This was a Quaker family; believe a Thomas WATSON b. 1720-1725 who by 1769 was at Wrightsboro, GA, the southernmost Quaker settlement in the country, MAY have come out of this WATSON family, got to GA perhaps with a stop in Orange Co., NC. 2 sons and a grandson of this Thomas married COAT/COATES/COATS ladie (daughters of a James) possibly also out of the Quaker family of that name in and about that part of NJ/PA. Need comprehensive data on the earliest generations of this WATSON family to see if it contains a Thomas b. circa 1720-1725.
- Nicholas Mundy Sanborn, Sr. 23 March 2010.


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