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Source Citations


George A. Hendry

1Virginia, Frederick County, Will Book #4, pages 635-637, 18 Feb 1782. "In the name of God Amen I GEORGE HENDRY of Frederick County Virginia being aged and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God callin unto mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following I reccommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I reccommend to the earth to be buried in decent manner at the discriction of my executors and with respect to such worldly-estate wherewith God has been pleassed to bless me in this life I give and dissole of the same in the following manner and form.

Itom It is my will and desire that one hundred accars of land lieing at the uper end of my land whereon JEREMIAH DUNKIN now lives at the well to be given to my wife DEBORAH HENDRY and her heirs forever and assines and if my wife should depart this life before me the said hundred acreas of land befour mentioned shall be sold at the hiest prisse that can be got for it and the money to be equally divided betwean MARY DUNKIN and young REBECKY DUNKIN and NANCY BURDIN and MARY BURDIN and BETTY WORLY and MARY WORLY

Itom it is my will that JERY DUNKIN shall have the place whear he now lives four years rent free and after that four years more at three pounds five shilling in silver money for each year and that money to be giving to MARYAN HENARY and the said JEREMIAH DUNKIN is not allowed to clear mor than twenty five acers of land and to return the said plac in good tinnatible repare.

Item I give and bequive the plantation that I now live on to my wife DEBORAH HENDRY and all rents and benifits belonging to the hole tract of land during her natural life.

Itom it is my will and desier that after the deceas of my wife the tract of land which is two hundred acears to be sold if the two youngest sons is of age and if not the said land is to be rented till such time as they do come of age and then the rents and money to be equally divided betwean my four sons WILLIAM HENDRY and GEORGE HENDRY and ABRAHAM HENDRY and ISACK HENDRY and if any of my sons should die or all without issue thier parts of the money that comes from the land shall be equaly divided btwene Betty Burdin Rebecah Dunkin Nancy Worly and Mary Umfres.

Itom it is my will and dessier to give unto my wife Debra Hendry all my moveable estate forever she paying to my son William Hendry twenty shillings silver money Betty Burdin five shillings silver money Rebecah Dunkin five shillings silver money Nancy Worly five shillings silver money and Mary Umfres five shillings silver money they having had their part of the moveable estate before.

Itom it is my will and dessier if I should out live my wife that my moveable estate should be equally divided btwean George Hendry and Abraham Hennary and Isack Hennary.

Itom whearas a Cartain Thomas Cammel galor in Winchestor Frederick County and when I was in jail took advantage of my necessity and not being in my proper senus I signd a deed for the convaance of three hundred and sixty acres of land in this county which land I make over my soul right claim unto my wife Deborah heir hiers and assigns forever

Itom it is my will and desier that my four daughters Viz. Betty Burdin, Rebeckah Dunkin, Nancy Worly, Mary Umfres if I should servive my wife that they and their heirs should have the said land for ever it to be equally devided betwean the four daughters above before mentioned.

Lastly I nominate Constitute and appoint Deborah Hennary my wife executor Thomas Fawcet and John Panter exectuors of this my last will and testament revoking all other by me heretofore made in testomony whereof I have heir unto set my hand and seal this 18 day of Feburary 1782.

Test       George Hendry (mark)
William Davis
John Feilds Nichols
John Nichols
In a court held for Frederick County the 6th day of . This last will and testament of George Hendry de.was proved by the oaths of William Davis and John Feild Nicholas two of the witnesses thereto and (unreadable word) to lie for further proof and on the motion of Deborah Hendry the executrix theron named who made oath according to law certifiste is granted her forthcoming aprobate thereof in dur form whereupon she with security entered into and acknowledged bond conitioned as the law dictates.  And at a court held for the Fred County the 5th day of November 1782 the said Will was further proved by John Nicholas the other witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Ja Keith CFC

This will was transcribed ver batim. Nothing has been changed." SOURCE:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hendrycousins/wills/geo2.va.html.

2Frederick County, Virginia, Wills & Administrations, 1795-1816, Will Book No. 7, 1802-1804. "Hendry/Henry, Deborah (executrix of George Hendry)
Account current. 1799/ 5 Sep 1803
Admr with will annexed: William Hendry
(p. 133-134)." Image.


Deborah Borden

1Virginia, Frederick County, Will Book #6, pgs. 469-472. "In the name of God amen, I Deborah Hendry of this county of Frederick, and state of Virginia, being aged and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to god, calling to mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following, I recommend my soul unto the hand of the almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buryed in decent manner at the descretion of my executors, and with respect to such worldly estate wherewith god hath been pleased to bless me in this life. I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Itum it is my will and desire that the tract of land containing two hundred acres whereon I now live should be sold at the highest price that can be got for it and when the executors is paid for their trouble of selling the two hundred acres the remainder of the money is to be equally divided as followeth viz. three parts of the money equally divided between my three sons viz. William Hendry Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry and the fourth part that should have been my deceased son George Hendrys right to be equally divided between my four daughters viz. Betty Borden, Rebecah Duncan, Nancy Worley and Mary Umfries agreeable to the last will and testament made by my husband George Hendry decast

Itum it is my will and desire that my burying ground or grave yard should not be sold but to be kept for a burying place for me and my heirs forever and that the same quantity of land contained in my grave yard be taken off of my one hundred acre tract adjoining to before mentioned two hundred acres

Itum it is my will and desire that the remainder of my one hundred acres after the bigness of my grave yard is taken off should be sold that is to say the well the buildings and plantations thereunto belonging for the highest price that can be got for it in silver money.

Itum, it is my will and desire that my son William Hendry should have five pounds sterling out of the money that the remainder of my one hundred acre doth foth and the remainder of the money excepting what pays the executors for the selling of the remainder of my one hunddred acres I give and bequeath to my two sons Viz. Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry and my two grand daughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley to be equally divided between them.

Whereas a certain Thomas Campbell jailer in Winchester, Frederick County when my husband was in jail took the advantage of his necessity and he not being in his proper senses he signed a deed for the conveyance of three hundred and sixty acres of land which land I give and bequeath all my right titled and claim that my husband gave me unto my two daughters viz. Nancy Worley and Mary Umfres and my grand daughters Mary An Hendry to be equally divided between them and their heirs and assigns forever,

Itum it is my will and desire that my two duaghters viz. Betty Burden Rebeccah Dunkin should have but five shilling a piece and of my estate they both being very disobedient children

Itum it is my will and desire that Nancy Worley should have my saddle, Item it is my will and desire that Mary Umfries should have my best gound [gown?], and all the rest of my wearing apparel is to be divided between Nancy Worley and her two daughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley, whereas I empowered my brother Joseph Borden to sue for a part of my father's moveable estate which I had not received, for which he the said Joseph Borden is to have one half for his cost and trouble and the other half I give and bequeath to my two sons viz: Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry.

Itum it is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges except selling the land be paid out of my moveable estate and the remainder of my moveable estate I give and bequeath to my two sons Viz. Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry. I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint William Davis and Thomas Berey executors of this my last will and testament revoking all others by me heretofore made in testimony whereof I have (unreadable word) to set my hand and seal this 24th day of September 1796.
Deborah Hendry (her seal)
Witnesses
John Elkins (his mark)
John Hathaway
Charles Forguson
This will has been transcribed without any changes made to the spelling. It is ver batim. RM

Page 472-same book. At a court continued and held for Frederick County the second day of July, 1799. This last will and testament of Deborah Hendry was proved by the oath of John Elkins and Charles Forguson two of the witnesses - thereto and ordered to be recorded. Then as Berey one of the executors therein named, in open court refused to take upon himself the burden of the execution thereof which is ordered to be certified.

J.A. Keith CFC." SOURCE:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hendrycousins/wills/debborden.html.

2Virginia, Frederick County, Accounts Book 1799-1803, pg 133-134. "This is the settlement of the George and Deborah Hendry's estate after Deborah died. Ver batim. William Hendry, their son, is the admistration. Accounts Book 1799-1803, Frederick County, VA. pages 133-134
"The estate of Deborah Hendry dec. in A/C with William Hendry admin. with the will ? of the said Deborah Hendry dec. who was executrix of the last will and testament of George Hendry deceased.

1799] no vousher]To Sunday expenses of administration.....................L4.17.0

to paid Abraham Hendry his legacy for receipts produced together with a power of att. one of the legatees}................................L183.15.0

{For this charge) To Isaac Hendry his legacy he having sold his right thereto I. Hendry assigment) James Baker M. Baer being present}........................L183.15.0 to James Baker) produced)

To Isaac Hendry for Jeremiah Dunkan and Rebeccah his wife late Rebeccah Hendry one of the legatees they having sold their right thereof to General Daniel Morgan and sold by the said D Morgan to the said Isaac Hendry and sold by the said Isaac Hendry to the said James Baker.........L45.18.9

assignments To Elizabeth Bourden her legacy.............................L45.18.9  to W. Hendry

To John Worley and Ann his wife late Ann Hendry one of the the administion by legatees..............................45.18.9

To Jesse Humphrees and Mary his wife late Mary Hendry another att. produced legatee.................................45.18.9

To my own legacy.......................183.15.0

739.17.0
To my own commission for transacting the bussiness of the administration at 5 for ft.....36.19.10

1799

By amount of the sale of 140 acres of land agreeable to the last will and testament of George Hendry deceased at L.5.5. for acre ..........735.0.0

Balance due the administrator..........41.16.10

EE L776.16.10
Note M. account of the sales of the personal estate of (erased) was produced it being suggested by the administrator that the whole of the personal was willed to Abraham and Isaac Hendry and that they took possession therof and dissolved the same previous to the granting letter of administration by the court.

We the subscribers in obediance to an order of the county court of Frederick this day proceeded to state and settle the estate account of Deborah Hendry deceased upon such vouchers and papers as were to us produced by the administrator and do report that there appears to be a ballance of forty one pounds sixteen shillings and ten pence due the administrator from the sales of the land given under hands this 7th day of May A/L 1800

Sameul Kercheval

John Brownley

Francis Geldart
At a court held for Ferderick County the 5th day of September 1803 this account current of the estate of Deborah Hendry deceased was returned into court and the same being examined and approved of is ordered to be recorded by the court.

Ja Keith CFC." SOURCE:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hendrycousins/wills/estate.html.


John Borden

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pgs 15-17.

2William and Mary College Quarterly historical magazine, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, Oct-1931 p328. Image.

3FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203966907/john-borden. "John Borden was the son of Benjamin Borden and Zeruriah Winter.
He married Anne Hawkins, the daughter of Philemon Hawkins and Ann Eleanor Howard.
It is unknown when Anne died, but she was born about 1717 in New Jersey, United States.
John and Anne had eight children, according to the William and Mary Quarterly journal.
Citation Information-
Title: Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly. Vol. I. Adams-Clopton

1. Joseph Borden married Mary Echols of Knoxville, Tennessee.
2. William Borden married Eleanor Hudson of White Co., Tennessee, later of Washington Co., Arkansas.
3. John Borden of Hardeman County, Tennessee.
4. Mercy Borden married John Wheeler of Knox Co., Tennessee, later Bledsoe Co., Tennessee.
5. Nancy Borden married Andrew McWilliams of Bledsoe Co., Tennessee, later to Alabama.
6. Rebecca Borden married William Overstreet of Overton Co., Tennessee.
7. Sarah Borden married Enoch McCoy of Knoxville, Tennessee.
8. Margaret "Peggy" Borden married Judge Nichodemus Keith of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Birth and Death Citation Information
Birth date: 1717 Birth place: Monmouth County, NJ
Death date: 1798 Death place: Knoxville, Knox, TN
Marriage date: 1758 Marriage place: Frederick County, VA
Birth year: 1717; Birth city: Monmouth County; Birth state: NJ.
Source Information Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Author Edmund West, comp." Image.

4Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980.


Anne Hawkins

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980.

2Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pgs 15-17.

3William and Mary College Quarterly historical magazine, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, Oct-1931 p328. Image.


James Patton

1William and Mary College Quarterly historical magazine, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, ser. 2 v. 11 (1931) - v. 11, no. 4 Oct 1931 pg 238.


Elizabeth Borden

1William and Mary College Quarterly historical magazine, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, ser. 2 v. 11 (1931) - v. 11, no. 4 Oct 1931 pg 238.


Elizabeth Borden

1William and Mary College Quarterly historical magazine, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, ser. 2 v. 11 (1931) - v. 11, no. 4 Oct 1931 pg 238.


William Nicholas

1J. A. Kelly, Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer - Notes on his ancestry and descendants (Genealogy of Virginia Families From the William and Mary College College Quarterly Historical Magazine. Vol. 1), p 402, G929.2755. Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Co. 1982. "Was living in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. in 1796, signed his name "Nicholls"."


Captain Safety Grover

1Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930 (Main Author), Historical and genealogical miscellany: data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey. Vol. 3, Page 264-265, 974 D2. "
  By an affidavit, taken Apr. 26, 1707, it appeared that he was forty-nine years of age, hence born 1658. New Jersey Archives, Vol. 111, p. 211.
  1683. He was appointed Ensign in the local militia.
  1686, July 31. The Proprietors, of East Jersey, granted to Safety Grover, of Middletown, sixty-eight acres, in said town, South of his father's land; thirty-two acres of land, S. W. of his father's land, on the Navesink River, and another piece, of twenty acres, on the East side of Shoal Harbor, West of his father's land.
  1687/8, January. Safety Grover was one of the bondsmen of Hanna Gardiner, of Middletown, administratrix of her late husband, Richard Gardiner.
  1688. In deeds of this date, he is called Capt. Safety Grover.
  1691, Mch. 8 or 28. Safety Grover bought of Richard Hartshorne, twenty acres, which, with two hundred acres of upland adjoining, was patented, Nov. 23, 1676, to Charles Haynes.
  1692, Mch. 5. He was commissioned Lieutenant, of a Foot Company, in Middletown. Book C, Commissions, p. 180, Trenton, N. J.
  1701. He was mentioned as Capt. Safety Grover, in the uprising against the Court, sitting at Middletown.
  1711. Elisha Lawrence, of Freehold, late of Middletown, yeoman, sold to Safety Grover, of Middletown, yeoman, for £3, three acres, lying at the East side of Shoal Harbor.
  1711, Feb. 19. Edward Taylor, of Freehold, yeoman, son and heir to Edward Taylor, late of Middletown, deceased, sold to Safety Grover, of Middletown, gentleman, for £3, one acre, of meadow, at Shoal Harbor, adjacent to the above mentioned land.
  1720, Dec. 5. Gawin Drummond, of Lochaber, in Shrewsbury, Gent., sold, for £5, to Safety Grover, Gent., and William Winter, yeoman, both of Middletown, ten acres of his seven hundred and five acres, to be taken up in right of his Propriety, formerly Thomas Cooper's and which, he, Drummond, bought from Obadiah Bowne, Aug. 21, 1714.
  1721, Feb. 27. He was a Juryman.
  1724. He was appointed, by the Court, an Overseer of the Highways, for Middletown.
  1726. He was a bondsman for James Grover, apparently his son.
  1727. He appeared, as Capt. Grover, in an old account book." Image.


Joseph Grover

1Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930 (Main Author), Historical and genealogical miscellany: data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey. Vol. 3, Page 259, 974 D2. "   JOSEPH GROVER, "second son" of James Grover, 1, married Hannah, daughter of William Lawrence, of Middletown, who, upon his demise, married, second, Nathaniel Leonard, of Middletown, Jan. 9, 1694-5.
  1683, Sept. 25. At the Proceedings of Court, held at Middletown, Monmouth County, N. J-, "Joseph Grover Establisht Constable, and tooke the Engagem*. in the Lawes." Freehold Deeds, Vol. A. B. C, p. 8.
  "Record of an Agreement between Peter Tilton & Joseph Grover, about their Land, Recorded the 7th of October, 1684. (Long Court Order followed.)

  1683, Oct. 11. Joseph Grover, of Middletown, planter, and Benjamin Griffith, of Amboy, were appointed administrators of the estate of John Clarke, of Middletown. Trenton Deeds, Lib. 3, p. 145.
  1687, May 7. Samuell Woolcott, of Shrewsbury, made his will, which was proved Dec. 1, 1687, and among other things mentioned:
  "Item I devise & leave my friends, Judah Allan & Thomas Webley to be my executors, to see my will fullfilled & to take care that my sone, Nathaniell, be no wayes wronged by his master, Joseph Grover." East Jersey Deeds, Vol. B, p. 214.
  1688, Mch. 28. John Throckmorton, of Middletown, gent., sold to Joseph Grover, of Middletown, gent., for £40, one-tenth of the land he had received by two deeds, dated July 19 and 20, 1685, from Robert Turner, of Philadelphia, one of the twenty-four Proprietors of East Jersey, amounting to one full and equal forty-eighth part of the Province of East Jersey. Trenton Deeds, Lib. 3, p. 348.
  1688, May 10. The Proprietors, of East Jersey, granted to Joseph Grover, of Middletown, Gent., ("who holdeth by purchase from John Throckmorton, gent., one full & equall Tenth part of the sd John Throckmorton his undivided fourty-eight part of the sd province"), land, at Crosswicks, containing four hundred and eighty acres.

  The last will and Testament of Joseph Grover, of Middletown, in the County of Monmouth, in the province of East New Jersey, being in his right sense and perfect memory, he disposeth of his outward estate as followeth, viz.:
  ffirst I give & bequeath all the Tract of land & meadow, with all the appurtenances that I now dwell upon, that lyeth on the north side of a small rune or brooke, commonly called & known by the name of the litle falls, being a part of the first article of a pattent, beareing date the thirtieth day of June, one Thousand Six hundred Seaventy Six, unto my sone, James, unto him & to his heires & assignes forever, and if it soe happen that the chyld the which my wife now goeth withal prove to be a sone, then I give & bequeath all the remainder of the land & meadow, with all the appurtenances that is specified in the aforesd pattent, viz., all the land & meadow on the south side of the aforesd rune or brooke, being the residue of the aforesd first article of the aforesd pattent; As also all the two hundred acres Of land specified in the second article of the aforesd pattent; As also all the six acres of swamp or meadow specified in the fourth article of the aforesd pattent, unto that sone & unto him & unto his heires forever, but if it shall happen to prove to be daughter, that then all the aforesd land & meadow, with all & singular the priviledges & appurtenances thereunto belonging, to him & to his heires & assignes for ever as hereafter followeth, viz., unto my sone, James, as aforesd.
  Secondly I give & bequeath unto my loveing wife Hannah, the whole & sole command & use of all the aforesd land, with the appurtenances & priviledges whatsoever, until my sone, James, be one & Twenty yeares of age, & when my sone is at the aforesd age, then I give & bequeath unto him halfe the sd land at his whole & sole command & use, with the old house or litle roume & no more dureing the naturall life of his Mother but the other halfe of the sd land, with the rest of the houseing, I give & bequeath unto my loveing wife during her natural life, but if it should happen that my sd loveing wife doe or shall take another husband after my decease, that then the one halfe of the sd land, with the old house or litle roume as aforesd, at or before that very instant to returne unto my sone, James, or his assignes or guardian.
  Thirdly I give & bequeath unto my daughters all my wholl purchase of the propriety, the which I bought of or with John Throckmorton, of Robert Turner, a part thereof being laid out unto me, at Croswicks, I say againe all the sd propriety, both that which is laid & yet to lay out, I give & bequeath unto my daughters, unto them & to their heires & assignes forever, & to be equally divided between them, quantity with quality.
  ffourthly I give & bequeath unto my sone, James, two Cowes & two working steers of four year old & two sowes for to breed up Swine & two horses & a feather bed, with furniture thereunto belonging, & an ax and an hoe & a plough sheare & all these abovenamed particulars to be delivered unto him when he is one & Twenty yeares of age by my executor or executors that shall be hereafter named.
  ffifthly I give & bequeath all the rest of my moveable goods & Chattells unto my loveing wife & for to be at her disposeing as shee shall think meet or necessary & convenient.
  Lastly I doe hereby make my loveing wife Hannah & her brother, William Lawrence, Junior, my whole sole, absolute & lawfull executors, to pay all my Just debts & for to receive all that is Justly due unto me & for the acknowledgment of every of the above written articles to be my will & mynd I doe hereunto sett my hand & fix my seale being the seaventh day of december, one Thousand six hundred Eighty & Eight.
JOSEPH GROVER.
Signed, Sealed & delivered in presence of
peter Tilton
william Laurence, [Sr.]*
daniell Aplegate
william Leeds, Senior. East Jersey Deeds, Lib. D., p. 88.
  The will was officially proved Mch. 26, 1689." Source Image. Citation Image.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47199535. "
His parents were James Grover and Rebecca Cheeseman of Monmouth Co, NJ." Image.

3Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930 (Main Author), Historical and genealogical miscellany: data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey. Vol. 3, Page 262 . "
A RECORD OF NATHANIELL LEONARD'S MARRIAGE FROM PETER TILTON—Esqr.
  In Middletown in the province of East Jersey the 9 day of January in ye Yeare 1694-5 Nathaniell Leonard of Middletown & Hannah Grover of the same Town after Lawfull Publication Did before me & severall Witnesses; take each other in Marriage till Death part them PETER TILTON.
  Att a Courtt of Sessions held for ye County of Monmouth March ye 26=Anno 1695.
  It is the order of the Court that upon application made by James Grover Senir Capt Safety Grover William Lawrence Senr and William Lawrence Junr; The nearest relations to Joseph Grover & Hanah Leonard late Wife of the said Joseph Grover Deceased; that William Lawrence Senr Grandfather of ye Children of the afforesaid Joseph grover & Hanah his late Wife shall Have the oversight of the said Children—
  James [Joseph?] Grover son of the afforesaid Joseph Grover Late Deceased Came into Court and did Make Choice of his Grandfather William Lawrence Senir and his Unckle William Lawrence Junir to be his Guardians—
  Mary Grover Daughter of the afforesaid Joseph Grover & hanah his late wife; Lately Deceased Did make Choice of William Lawrence Senir her grandfather to be her Guardian.
   All which was Allowed by the Court and ordered to be Recorded
By order of the Court
THO WEBLEY Clerk. ,
Freehold Deeds, Lib. A. B. C , p. 103.
  1689, Mch. 26. Letters of administration were granted to Hannah Grover, widow of Joseph Grover, and William Lawrence, Jr., on the estate of Joseph Grover. Trenton Records, Lib. D., p. 91.
  1690, Oct. ::6. James Johnston, of Monmouth County, for £14, New York money, sold to Hannah Grover, of Middletown, "all that tract of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Monmouth aforesaid, beginning at Peter Sonman's northeast corner, at Croswicks, thence running South south east along his line twenty chains to Joseph Grover, his line, thence along Joseph Grover's line east north east twenty-five chains, thence north and by east to Doctor's Creek," etc. Trenton Records, Lib. D., p. 276.

Issue
7 James Grover, Jr,
8 Mary Grover
9 Elizabeth Grover, born 1685.
10 Rebecca Grover
11 Hannah Grover
12 Deborah Grover
13 Susannah Grover

  Hannah Lawrence, widow of Joseph Grover, by her second marriage, with Nathaniel Leonard, had
Issue
Thomas Leonard, born 1708.
Nathaniel Leonard, bom 1712; married Deliverance Lippit." Image.


Hannah Lawrence

1Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930 (Main Author), Historical and genealogical miscellany: data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey. Vol. 3, Page 262 , 974 D2. "
A RECORD OF NATHANIELL LEONARD'S MARRIAGE FROM PETER TILTON—Esqr.
  In Middletown in the province of East Jersey the 9 day of January in ye Yeare 1694-5 Nathaniell Leonard of Middletown & Hannah Grover of the same Town after Lawfull Publication Did before me & severall Witnesses; take each other in Marriage till Death part them PETER TILTON.
  Att a Courtt of Sessions held for ye County of Monmouth March ye 26=Anno 1695.
  It is the order of the Court that upon application made by James Grover Senir Capt Safety Grover William Lawrence Senr and William Lawrence Junr; The nearest relations to Joseph Grover & Hanah Leonard late Wife of the said Joseph Grover Deceased; that William Lawrence Senr Grandfather of ye Children of the afforesaid Joseph grover & Hanah his late Wife shall Have the oversight of the said Children—
  James [Joseph?] Grover son of the afforesaid Joseph Grover Late Deceased Came into Court and did Make Choice of his Grandfather William Lawrence Senir and his Unckle William Lawrence Junir to be his Guardians—
  Mary Grover Daughter of the afforesaid Joseph Grover & hanah his late wife; Lately Deceased Did make Choice of William Lawrence Senir her grandfather to be her Guardian.
   All which was Allowed by the Court and ordered to be Recorded
By order of the Court
THO WEBLEY Clerk. ,
Freehold Deeds, Lib. A. B. C , p. 103.
  1689, Mch. 26. Letters of administration were granted to Hannah Grover, widow of Joseph Grover, and William Lawrence, Jr., on the estate of Joseph Grover. Trenton Records, Lib. D., p. 91.
  1690, Oct. ::6. James Johnston, of Monmouth County, for £14, New York money, sold to Hannah Grover, of Middletown, "all that tract of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Monmouth aforesaid, beginning at Peter Sonman's northeast corner, at Croswicks, thence running South south east along his line twenty chains to Joseph Grover, his line, thence along Joseph Grover's line east north east twenty-five chains, thence north and by east to Doctor's Creek," etc. Trenton Records, Lib. D., p. 276.

Issue
7 James Grover, Jr,
8 Mary Grover
9 Elizabeth Grover, born 1685.
10 Rebecca Grover
11 Hannah Grover
12 Deborah Grover
13 Susannah Grover

  Hannah Lawrence, widow of Joseph Grover, by her second marriage, with Nathaniel Leonard, had
Issue
Thomas Leonard, born 1708.
Nathaniel Leonard, bom 1712; married Deliverance Lippit." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47199650. Image.

3Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930 (Main Author), Historical and genealogical miscellany: data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey. Vol. 3, Page 259. "   JOSEPH GROVER, "second son" of James Grover, 1, married Hannah, daughter of William Lawrence, of Middletown, who, upon his demise, married, second, Nathaniel Leonard, of Middletown, Jan. 9, 1694-5.
  1683, Sept. 25. At the Proceedings of Court, held at Middletown, Monmouth County, N. J-, "Joseph Grover Establisht Constable, and tooke the Engagem*. in the Lawes." Freehold Deeds, Vol. A. B. C, p. 8.
  "Record of an Agreement between Peter Tilton & Joseph Grover, about their Land, Recorded the 7th of October, 1684. (Long Court Order followed.)

  1683, Oct. 11. Joseph Grover, of Middletown, planter, and Benjamin Griffith, of Amboy, were appointed administrators of the estate of John Clarke, of Middletown. Trenton Deeds, Lib. 3, p. 145.
  1687, May 7. Samuell Woolcott, of Shrewsbury, made his will, which was proved Dec. 1, 1687, and among other things mentioned:
  "Item I devise & leave my friends, Judah Allan & Thomas Webley to be my executors, to see my will fullfilled & to take care that my sone, Nathaniell, be no wayes wronged by his master, Joseph Grover." East Jersey Deeds, Vol. B, p. 214.
  1688, Mch. 28. John Throckmorton, of Middletown, gent., sold to Joseph Grover, of Middletown, gent., for £40, one-tenth of the land he had received by two deeds, dated July 19 and 20, 1685, from Robert Turner, of Philadelphia, one of the twenty-four Proprietors of East Jersey, amounting to one full and equal forty-eighth part of the Province of East Jersey. Trenton Deeds, Lib. 3, p. 348.
  1688, May 10. The Proprietors, of East Jersey, granted to Joseph Grover, of Middletown, Gent., ("who holdeth by purchase from John Throckmorton, gent., one full & equall Tenth part of the sd John Throckmorton his undivided fourty-eight part of the sd province"), land, at Crosswicks, containing four hundred and eighty acres.

  The last will and Testament of Joseph Grover, of Middletown, in the County of Monmouth, in the province of East New Jersey, being in his right sense and perfect memory, he disposeth of his outward estate as followeth, viz.:
  ffirst I give & bequeath all the Tract of land & meadow, with all the appurtenances that I now dwell upon, that lyeth on the north side of a small rune or brooke, commonly called & known by the name of the litle falls, being a part of the first article of a pattent, beareing date the thirtieth day of June, one Thousand Six hundred Seaventy Six, unto my sone, James, unto him & to his heires & assignes forever, and if it soe happen that the chyld the which my wife now goeth withal prove to be a sone, then I give & bequeath all the remainder of the land & meadow, with all the appurtenances that is specified in the aforesd pattent, viz., all the land & meadow on the south side of the aforesd rune or brooke, being the residue of the aforesd first article of the aforesd pattent; As also all the two hundred acres Of land specified in the second article of the aforesd pattent; As also all the six acres of swamp or meadow specified in the fourth article of the aforesd pattent, unto that sone & unto him & unto his heires forever, but if it shall happen to prove to be daughter, that then all the aforesd land & meadow, with all & singular the priviledges & appurtenances thereunto belonging, to him & to his heires & assignes for ever as hereafter followeth, viz., unto my sone, James, as aforesd.
  Secondly I give & bequeath unto my loveing wife Hannah, the whole & sole command & use of all the aforesd land, with the appurtenances & priviledges whatsoever, until my sone, James, be one & Twenty yeares of age, & when my sone is at the aforesd age, then I give & bequeath unto him halfe the sd land at his whole & sole command & use, with the old house or litle roume & no more dureing the naturall life of his Mother but the other halfe of the sd land, with the rest of the houseing, I give & bequeath unto my loveing wife during her natural life, but if it should happen that my sd loveing wife doe or shall take another husband after my decease, that then the one halfe of the sd land, with the old house or litle roume as aforesd, at or before that very instant to returne unto my sone, James, or his assignes or guardian.
  Thirdly I give & bequeath unto my daughters all my wholl purchase of the propriety, the which I bought of or with John Throckmorton, of Robert Turner, a part thereof being laid out unto me, at Croswicks, I say againe all the sd propriety, both that which is laid & yet to lay out, I give & bequeath unto my daughters, unto them & to their heires & assignes forever, & to be equally divided between them, quantity with quality.
  ffourthly I give & bequeath unto my sone, James, two Cowes & two working steers of four year old & two sowes for to breed up Swine & two horses & a feather bed, with furniture thereunto belonging, & an ax and an hoe & a plough sheare & all these abovenamed particulars to be delivered unto him when he is one & Twenty yeares of age by my executor or executors that shall be hereafter named.
  ffifthly I give & bequeath all the rest of my moveable goods & Chattells unto my loveing wife & for to be at her disposeing as shee shall think meet or necessary & convenient.
  Lastly I doe hereby make my loveing wife Hannah & her brother, William Lawrence, Junior, my whole sole, absolute & lawfull executors, to pay all my Just debts & for to receive all that is Justly due unto me & for the acknowledgment of every of the above written articles to be my will & mynd I doe hereunto sett my hand & fix my seale being the seaventh day of december, one Thousand six hundred Eighty & Eight.
JOSEPH GROVER.
Signed, Sealed & delivered in presence of
peter Tilton
william Laurence, [Sr.]*
daniell Aplegate
william Leeds, Senior. East Jersey Deeds, Lib. D., p. 88.
  The will was officially proved Mch. 26, 1689." Source Image. Citation Image.


Mary Rogers

1J. A. Kelly, Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer - Notes on his ancestry and descendants (Genealogy of Virginia Families From the William and Mary College College Quarterly Historical Magazine. Vol. 1), p 400, G929.2755. Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Co. 1982. "Married Samuel Peason as his second wife. Settled in South Carolina."