GLOUCESTER CO, NJ

HERMON B FAGLEY wrote:
HERMON B FAGLEY <hermfagley@juno.com>

The township just north-Galloway- was really the center on the
migration to Clermont Co, e Cincinnati,Ohio but many of the following
also came to sw Ohio 1803 and later. Collins,Leeds,Higbee,Ely,Conover,etc
These 2 townships were between the Great,and the Little [now Mullica ]
Rivers,
and had pine barrens between them and the western settled parts on NJ on
the
Delaware River [and Philadelphia]. To the east was a outer bank cow
pasture
set of islands,that came to be called Atlantic City,NJ.  In the early
years mentioned,
1777 +.privateering was carried on by some of these people,who were
watermen.
On Mon, 30 Jul 2001 14:54:09 -0500 "MGski" <mggrab@polarcomm.com> writes:
> While on a research trip to Iowa last week, I came across the
> following at
> the Iowa Genealogical Society:
>
> "Notes on Old Gloucester Co., NJ", by Frank H. Stewart, 1977.
>
> The Township Book of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester County, Now
> Atlantic
> County.
>
> Beginning probably in March, 1777, and extending to 1817, is still
> in
> existence and in possession of Miss Sarah A. Risley, in whose family
> it has
> been for a hundred years or more.  The date is missing from the
> first page
> which is copied herewith, but the second and third pages bear the
> year date
> of 1777.  The first page unquestionably refers to men in the
> Revolution.
>
> "This Day the Town Committee met at the house of James Somers, Esq.,
> in
> order to consult on some means to support the wives and families of
> William
> Finch or Harris (?) and Younges Mapes who are gone into the service
> of this
> State or of the United States.  Whereas the Committee hath agreed
> that they
> shall be supported and supplied one peck of Rie or corne a week.
> Each of
> them.  Also it ordered that Thomas Champen supply them with one
> shillings  [CHAMPION]
> worth of meats or molasses a piece a week and that James Somers
> supply them
> with the Rie or corne.
>
> So the Justices and assessors and freeholders Doe order thirty
> pounds to be
> rased for the needs of the poor.  John Somers, Chairman.  James
> Somers,
> Samuel Risley, John Somers, Frederick Steelman, Thomas Champan."
>
> March 11, 1777, at a Town meeting held at Great Egg Harbor, County
> of
> Gloucester, the "following officers are chosen:"
>
> Freeholders                Frederick Steelman, John Somers, Juner.
> Surveyors of Roads         Joseph Mapes, Recompense Scull
> Assessor                    Elias Smith
> Collector                    Joseph Dole
> Overseers of the Roads    John Scull, Joseph Scull, James Steelman
> Inspectors                John Somers, Sr., James Somers, Sam'l
> Risley
> Constables                John Addams, Daniel Steelman
> Town Clerk                Samuel Risley
>
> In 1778 John Somers and Noah Smith were freeholders; Joseph Mapes,
> Recompense Scull, surveyors; Elias Smith, assessor; John Scull,
> Joseph
> Scull, James Steelman, overseers of roads; Thomas Chamberlin,
> collector.
>
> John Conenover and Thomas Thompson, overseers of the poor; John
> Somers, Jr.,
> John Somers, Sr., Saml. Risley, commissioners of appeal.
>
> No record of new township officers appears until the year 1783, when
> a full
> list is again recorded.  It is evident that during the Revolution
> township
> business lagged here, as elsewhere.
>
> Jan'y 8, 1779, 150 pounds was to be raised for the use of the
> overseers of
> the poor of the township.
>
> >From 1775 to 1785 are records of the following named children who
> were
> placed as apprentices:
>
> APPRENTICES                MASTERS
> Enoch Insell                David Sayrs        1775 SAYERS   SEARS
> Isaac Scull                Abel Scull          1786
> Joshua Lake                Joseph Ingersoll    1786
> Hannah Adams                David Somers        1785  MAPES
> Richard Maps                James Deal          1784
> Enoch Shaw                    Lemuel Garrison    1785
> Samuel Hex                James Robart            1785
> Benjamin Hofman            Peter Frambes        1785
> Sulvanus Hofman            Andrew Frambes        1785
> [- English m 1st FRAMBES,and 2nd Peter McClain. A PETER FRAMBES
was hand to the 1803 colony with Lucas Lake [Leak]
> A foot note says these indentures may be seen at Jas. Steelman at
> Stevens
> Creek.
>
> >From 1789 to 1792 the names of the following appear:
>
> Thomas Campbell        William Read
> Andrew Blackman        Andrew Godfrey
> Japhet Ireland        Daniel Tilton
> Thomas Doughty        Elias Smith
> Jonathon Risley        Joshua Smith
> Joseph Plummer        John Engarsol
> James Belangie        Jonathon Badcock
> John Jeffries            David Sayrs
> John Stuard            Thos. Cartwright
> Daniel Lake            Joseph English
> Daniel Benezet, Jr.    Daniel Steelman
> Thomas Someor            Richard Somers and
> Daniel Leeds            Sophia his wife
> Samuel Risley and        Richard Wescoat
> Judith his wife            Samuel English
> John Winner                Arthur Sellers
> Mark Scull                Jonathon Johnson
> David Scull, Senr.        James Ween
> Noah Smith                Sarah Scull
> Return Badcock            Mary Covenover
> James Nelson                Sarah Steelman
> Richard Price                Joseph Blackwood
> John Steward, Jr.            Timothy Bandref
> John Steward, Sr.            Nath. Sipple
> William Beaston                Elijah Barret
> James Jeffryas                Joseph Sawens
> Jeremiah Smith                Thomas Powners
>
> >From a few pages of indemnifying bonds, concerning the poor
> children of
> Great Egg Harbor twp., we are able to record the overseers of the
> poor, also
> the bondsmen:
>
> OVERSEERS                    BONDSMEN
> Feby
> 1772    Hugh McCollum        Edward Higbee
>         Amos Ireland         Eve Smith  evi
> 1803 colony Cornelius McCollum m Leeds and Isaac Higbee m Somers]
> July
> 1772    David Sayrs            Andrew Carson
>         Jacob Somers        Isaac Scull
>         Amos Ireland        John Aarons
>         Abner Doughty
>
> 1774    John Ingersoll        David Sayrs
>         Joseph Scull          Lemuel Sayrs
>
> 1776    Samuel Risley        Gideon Badcock
>         James Steelman        Return Badcock
>
> Throughout the book, which is very dilapidated, are several entries
> regarding stray hogs and cattle.
>
> The reversed rear part of the township book, to the number of about
> one
> hundred pages, is filled with copies of Apprenticeship papers
> carefully made
> out by the overseers of the poor.  The first thirty pages are
> missing, so
> that the first of these records now begins in the year 1779 and the
> last in
> 1832.
>
> The apprentices, as a usual thing, were to be taught to read and
> write, and
> in some instances arithmetic as far as the single rule of three.
>
> The amount of wearing material due at the expiration of the contract
> was
> always carefully specified, and it is noticeable as time progressed
> that the
> expiration terms became more favorable for the apprentice.  in the
> later
> years a suit of broadcloth, a cow or a heifer was not uncommon.
>
> The principal business to be learned were blacksmithing,
> wheel-wrighting,
> seamanship, husbandry, housework, spinning.
>
>
HERMON B FAGLEY wrote:
The township just north-Galloway- was really the center on the
migration to Clermont Co, e Cincinnati,Ohio but many of the following
also came to sw Ohio 1803 and later. Collins,Leeds,Higbee,Ely,Conover,etc
These 2 townships were between the Great,and the Little [now Mullica ]
Rivers,
and had pine barrens between them and the western settled parts on NJ on
the
Delaware River [and Philadelphia]. To the east was a outer bank cow
pasture
set of islands,that came to be called Atlantic City,NJ.  In the early
years mentioned,
1777 +.privateering was carried on by some of these people,who were
watermen.
On Mon, 30 Jul 2001 14:54:09 -0500 "MGski" <mggrab@polarcomm.com> writes:
> While on a research trip to Iowa last week, I came across the
> following at
> the Iowa Genealogical Society:
>
> "Notes on Old Gloucester Co., NJ", by Frank H. Stewart, 1977.
>
> The Township Book of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester County, Now
> Atlantic
> County.
>
> Beginning probably in March, 1777, and extending to 1817, is still
> in
> existence and in possession of Miss Sarah A. Risley, in whose family
> it has
> been for a hundred years or more.  The date is missing from the
> first page
> which is copied herewith, but the second and third pages bear the
> year date
> of 1777.  The first page unquestionably refers to men in the
> Revolution.
>
> "This Day the Town Committee met at the house of James Somers, Esq.,
> in
> order to consult on some means to support the wives and families of
> William
> Finch or Harris (?) and Younges Mapes who are gone into the service
> of this
> State or of the United States.  Whereas the Committee hath agreed
> that they
> shall be supported and supplied one peck of Rie or corne a week.
> Each of
> them.  Also it ordered that Thomas Champen supply them with one
> shillings  [CHAMPION]
> worth of meats or molasses a piece a week and that James Somers
> supply them
> with the Rie or corne.
>
> So the Justices and assessors and freeholders Doe order thirty
> pounds to be
> rased for the needs of the poor.  John Somers, Chairman.  James
> Somers,
> Samuel Risley, John Somers, Frederick Steelman, Thomas Champan."
>
> March 11, 1777, at a Town meeting held at Great Egg Harbor, County
> of
> Gloucester, the "following officers are chosen:"
>
> Freeholders                Frederick Steelman, John Somers, Juner.
> Surveyors of Roads         Joseph Mapes, Recompense Scull
> Assessor                    Elias Smith
> Collector                    Joseph Dole
> Overseers of the Roads    John Scull, Joseph Scull, James Steelman
> Inspectors                John Somers, Sr., James Somers, Sam'l
> Risley
> Constables                John Addams, Daniel Steelman
> Town Clerk                Samuel Risley
>
> In 1778 John Somers and Noah Smith were freeholders; Joseph Mapes,
> Recompense Scull, surveyors; Elias Smith, assessor; John Scull,
> Joseph
> Scull, James Steelman, overseers of roads; Thomas Chamberlin,
> collector.
>
> John Conenover and Thomas Thompson, overseers of the poor; John
> Somers, Jr.,
> John Somers, Sr., Saml. Risley, commissioners of appeal.
>
> No record of new township officers appears until the year 1783, when
> a full
> list is again recorded.  It is evident that during the Revolution
> township
> business lagged here, as elsewhere.
>
> Jan'y 8, 1779, 150 pounds was to be raised for the use of the
> overseers of
> the poor of the township.
>
> >From 1775 to 1785 are records of the following named children who
> were
> placed as apprentices:
>
> APPRENTICES                MASTERS
> Enoch Insell                David Sayrs        1775 SAYERS   SEARS
> Isaac Scull                Abel Scull          1786
> Joshua Lake                Joseph Ingersoll    1786
> Hannah Adams                David Somers        1785  MAPES
> Richard Maps                James Deal          1784
> Enoch Shaw                    Lemuel Garrison    1785
> Samuel Hex                James Robart            1785
> Benjamin Hofman            Peter Frambes        1785
> Sulvanus Hofman            Andrew Frambes        1785
> [- English m 1st FRAMBES,and 2nd Peter McClain. A PETER FRAMBES
was hand to the 1803 colony with Lucas Lake [Leak]
> A foot note says these indentures may be seen at Jas. Steelman at
> Stevens
> Creek.
>
> >From 1789 to 1792 the names of the following appear:
>
> Thomas Campbell        William Read
> Andrew Blackman        Andrew Godfrey
> Japhet Ireland        Daniel Tilton
> Thomas Doughty        Elias Smith
> Jonathon Risley        Joshua Smith
> Joseph Plummer        John Engarsol
> James Belangie        Jonathon Badcock
> John Jeffries            David Sayrs
> John Stuard            Thos. Cartwright
> Daniel Lake            Joseph English
> Daniel Benezet, Jr.    Daniel Steelman
> Thomas Someor            Richard Somers and
> Daniel Leeds            Sophia his wife
> Samuel Risley and        Richard Wescoat
> Judith his wife            Samuel English
> John Winner                Arthur Sellers
> Mark Scull                Jonathon Johnson
> David Scull, Senr.        James Ween
> Noah Smith                Sarah Scull
> Return Badcock            Mary Covenover
> James Nelson                Sarah Steelman
> Richard Price                Joseph Blackwood
> John Steward, Jr.            Timothy Bandref
> John Steward, Sr.            Nath. Sipple
> William Beaston                Elijah Barret
> James Jeffryas                Joseph Sawens
> Jeremiah Smith                Thomas Powners
>
> >From a few pages of indemnifying bonds, concerning the poor
> children of
> Great Egg Harbor twp., we are able to record the overseers of the
> poor, also
> the bondsmen:
>
> OVERSEERS                    BONDSMEN
> Feby
> 1772    Hugh McCollum        Edward Higbee
>         Amos Ireland         Eve Smith  evi
> 1803 colony Cornelius McCollum m Leeds and Isaac Higbee m Somers]
> July
> 1772    David Sayrs            Andrew Carson
>         Jacob Somers        Isaac Scull
>         Amos Ireland        John Aarons
>         Abner Doughty
>
> 1774    John Ingersoll        David Sayrs
>         Joseph Scull          Lemuel Sayrs
>
> 1776    Samuel Risley        Gideon Badcock
>         James Steelman        Return Badcock
>
> Throughout the book, which is very dilapidated, are several entries
> regarding stray hogs and cattle.
>
> The reversed rear part of the township book, to the number of about
> one
> hundred pages, is filled with copies of Apprenticeship papers
> carefully made
> out by the overseers of the poor.  The first thirty pages are
> missing, so
> that the first of these records now begins in the year 1779 and the
> last in
> 1832.
>
> The apprentices, as a usual thing, were to be taught to read and
> write, and
> in some instances arithmetic as far as the single rule of three.
>
> The amount of wearing material due at the expiration of the contract
> was
> always carefully specified, and it is noticeable as time progressed
> that the
> expiration terms became more favorable for the apprentice.  in the
> later
> years a suit of broadcloth, a cow or a heifer was not uncommon.
>
> The principal business to be learned were blacksmithing,
> wheel-wrighting,
> seamanship, husbandry, housework, spinning.
>
>
Many of these people settled near me in sw Ohio
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FROM HERMON
HERMON B FAGLEY [hermfagley@juno.com]
JAN 1, 2003

#4 Military Census 1793 ~ Gloucester, Camden & Atlantic

New Jersey Legislature, on 30 NOV 1792, passed a new militia law.  Under this
act all men between the ages of 18 and 45 years who were able bodied could
either enroll in the county militia or pay an annual tax of three dollars.
However, exempt from these were all government officials, postal officials,
mail stage and mail ferry drivers, mariners and ministers of the Gospel.

Galloway Township (now Atlantic County)  ENROLLMENTS ~ 1793
Samuel FLANIGAN, Commissioner, appointed Richard HIGBEE, Deputy Commissioner,
to enroll said township:

Abraham ALBERSON [ALBERTSON] ~ Gipson ASHCRAFT ~ John (times 2), Henry and
Jesse ADAMS
 

James and Osha BAREMORE [BARRIMORE ~ BARRYMORE] ~ William BARRET ~ James BELL
~ John BENET (BENNET] ~ James and David BLACKMAN ~ Isaac BRANDIF ~ William
BROWN ~ Josier, Edward, and Pirnel BOOIN ~ Jonas and Robert BURNET
 

Benjamin and Thomas CLARKE ~ William CLIFTON ~ Lias, Jesse, Peter, Adam,
Joseph, David (times 2), and Zair COVENOVER ~ Matthew and Levi COLLINS ~
Clem, Daniel, Joseph, Vinson and William CORDERY ~
David, Henry, and Joseph DAVIS ~ Robert, Samuel and Thomas DENIKE ~ Abner,
Edward, and Zephiner DOUGHTY ~ James DUNLAP
 

John INDECUT [ENDICOTT] ~ Daniel FARROW ~ Thomas FORDE ~ Aninias GANT ~
David, James, and Jobe GIBERSON [GIBSON ~?] ~ David HOWELL ~ David and Daniel
HOMAN [HOLMAN ~?] ~ John HOMES ~ Edward, Isaac, Josier, Absolm, Samuel, and
William HIGBEE ~ Jonathan, John, Aaron, Edmond, and Joseph IRELAND
 

Joseph JOHNSON ~ Thomas JOHNSTON ~ Enock, Jonas, Robert, James, Solomon, and
Peter LEEDS ~ Solomon MANRY ~ John MATHIS ~ Patrick McCOLLOM ~ George and
Barney MIRS ~ Jonas and Daniel MORSE ~ William (times 2), and Daniel NEWBERRY
~ Benjamin PEACOCK ~ Jonathan and Diar REEDE [READ ~ REID ~?] ~ Richard
RISLEY and Enock RISLY
 

John SELLERS ~ George SIMKINS ~ Samuel SMALLWOOD ~ Asa, Henry, Thomas,
Benjamin, Noah, Enos, and Nathan SMITH ~ James, Isaac, Enock SOMERS [SOMMERS
~ SUMMERS ~?] ~ Samuel and Richard SOOY ~ Daniel STELMAN ~ Absolom and John
STEELMAN ~ Isiah STITS [STITES] ~ Acy and Israel STRICKLAND [STRICKLIN]
 

Frederick TAYLOR ~ Peter TURNER ~ John VanZANTE [VanZANDT] ~ John WELDON ~
John WESCOT ~ Martin WILEY ~ Zechel WIX
 

Galloway Township EXEMPTS:
George PETERSON ~ Simon LUCAS ~ Samuel and Vinsen LEEDS ~  Abijah SMITH ~
John SHORS [SHORES] ~ Evy, David and Robert SMITH
 

Galloway Township Officers:
First Company:  Richard HIGBEE, Captain ~ Edward HIGBEE, Lieutenant ~ Josier
BOOIN, Ensign.  Second Company:  Edmond IRELAND, Captain ~ John STEELMAN,
Lieutenant ~ Samuel SOOY, Ensign.
====
FROM HERMON

Many of these men settled their families in the Lake Harsha-East Fork
State Park
area of Clermont Co,sw Ohio just east of Cincinnati.. Lake Harsha flooded
the stone
houses built by Rev John and Sarah Blackman Collins,and by Isaac and
Sophia Somers
Higbee,and by Cornelius and - Leeds McCollum soon after 1803.   My Samuel
Ely m 1804 Rachel
Leeds house was flooded [1970''] and the barn of Betsy Leeds m -Wilson.
The Elk Lick house
built 1st,1815,by James and Ruhama Champion Blackman was moved to Sharon
Woods Park,nw
Cincinnati.   Robert and Margaret Leeds Leeds cabin was in
Bantam,Ohio,and Edward
Doughty's farm became the campground of East Fork State Park. Robert
Burnet's 1816 estate
auction was attended by mostly ex-Galloway and Great Egg Harbor twnsp,NJ
MEN.   John H
Scull,Joseph Dole, John Stiles Carter,Jesse Justice,etc
    There once was a Methodist church in the Port Republic-Leeds
Point-Smitrhville-Collins Mill
area of Galloway township,old Gloucester Co,NJ whose membership moved to
Clermont Co,Oh
in 1803 ,and a 2nd NJ church formed. In Ohio,they called their
church,Bethel,or now,Old Bethel
Methodist. [built 1817 by James Blackman on lands of John Collins and
David White-ex Tuckerton]
Thomas String,and his Albertson wife.   John ,etc Conover,and Jemina
Blackman.