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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Joseph Borden

Founder of Bordentown, New Jersey.

WILL: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTE: Will "New Jersey Archives" 33:51, dated 16 Jul1763, proved 7Oct1765. Refers to two wives. Susannah was his first cousin. Was asthmatic. (info from Ursula Guinan, Lodi, CA & Betty Koleda, Pineville, OR.

WILL-BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 32; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; CONFLICT: this source lists will dated 14 May 1746 (Proved 24 Jul 1749).

REF: Swank, "Hist of Burlington & Merser Co, Hist of Iron of All Ages"; ; N.J. Archives, Vol XI; NOTE: Came from Shrewsbury to Farnsworth Landing in 1718. In 1724 bought 105 acres on Deleware to which he added until he owned site for Bordentown. In 1722 erected bloomery forge on Blacks Creek. Appointed on Quorum of Justices for Co. in 1739. Gave Friends Meeting house in 1740 & Baptist church & burying grounds in 1751. Opened a merchantile store, ran stage-boats & wagon from Philadelphia to Perth Amboy. Founder of Bordentown, NJ.

LAND: William Hornor "This Old Monmouth of Ours"; ; ; ; LDS Family History Library GS850,326; NOTE: indicates his homestead was located on the Delaware River, now the site of the state Industrial school, and the Farnsworth place, afterwards the residence of Joseph Bonaparte,.. and became Bordentown.

A History Of The Borden Family; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden (hardcopy in Borden file of T.Mason). pgs 2-3
"In a letter dated 10 March 1871, a George P. Borden write to William Borden of Jacksonville, Ala. and says, "My father, Jas. W. Borden some time since, received a letter from you making inquiries in regard to our family history. He is a poor correspondent but insists I shall answer. ... Indicates all Bordens descendants of Richard Borden Of Portsmouth. George indicates his uncle, a Thomas R. Borden of Hale Co., Ala., visited NC, VA, NJ, & RI. He says that Joseph Borden was a contractor who carried the mail from Philadelphia to New York and having some difficulty with, I think, Dr. Franklin (who then had charge of the mail matters in the Colonies in regard to pay) therefore Joseph visited the mother country. From his manuscript and from materials collected by Rev. P.G. Seabury (whose wife was a Borden) I will say....". Historic info listed under (Henry, b. abt 1350)."


Joseph Borden

Founder of Bordentown, New Jersey.

WILL: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTE: Will "New Jersey Archives" 33:51, dated 16 Jul1763, proved 7Oct1765. Refers to two wives. Susannah was his first cousin. Was asthmatic. (info from Ursula Guinan, Lodi, CA & Betty Koleda, Pineville, OR.

WILL-BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 32; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; CONFLICT: this source lists will dated 14 May 1746 (Proved 24 Jul 1749).

REF: Swank, "Hist of Burlington & Merser Co, Hist of Iron of All Ages"; ; N.J. Archives, Vol XI; NOTE: Came from Shrewsbury to Farnsworth Landing in 1718. In 1724 bought 105 acres on Deleware to which he added until he owned site for Bordentown. In 1722 erected bloomery forge on Blacks Creek. Appointed on Quorum of Justices for Co. in 1739. Gave Friends Meeting house in 1740 & Baptist church & burying grounds in 1751. Opened a merchantile store, ran stage-boats & wagon from Philadelphia to Perth Amboy. Founder of Bordentown, NJ.

LAND: William Hornor "This Old Monmouth of Ours"; ; ; ; LDS Family History Library GS850,326; NOTE: indicates his homestead was located on the Delaware River, now the site of the state Industrial school, and the Farnsworth place, afterwards the residence of Joseph Bonaparte,.. and became Bordentown.

A History Of The Borden Family; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden (hardcopy in Borden file of T.Mason). pgs 2-3
"In a letter dated 10 March 1871, a George P. Borden write to William Borden of Jacksonville, Ala. and says, "My father, Jas. W. Borden some time since, received a letter from you making inquiries in regard to our family history. He is a poor correspondent but insists I shall answer. ... Indicates all Bordens descendants of Richard Borden Of Portsmouth. George indicates his uncle, a Thomas R. Borden of Hale Co., Ala., visited NC, VA, NJ, & RI. He says that Joseph Borden was a contractor who carried the mail from Philadelphia to New York and having some difficulty with, I think, Dr. Franklin (who then had charge of the mail matters in the Colonies in regard to pay) therefore Joseph visited the mother country. From his manuscript and from materials collected by Rev. P.G. Seabury (whose wife was a Borden) I will say....". Historic info listed under (Henry, b. abt 1350)."


Susannah Grover

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTE: (Stillwell's "Hist & Gen Misc.," Vol III, p270). (1787 Perth Amboy, NJ Proprietary Records Book D.)


Joseph Borden

Founder of Bordentown, New Jersey.

WILL: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTE: Will "New Jersey Archives" 33:51, dated 16 Jul1763, proved 7Oct1765. Refers to two wives. Susannah was his first cousin. Was asthmatic. (info from Ursula Guinan, Lodi, CA & Betty Koleda, Pineville, OR.

WILL-BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 32; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; CONFLICT: this source lists will dated 14 May 1746 (Proved 24 Jul 1749).

REF: Swank, "Hist of Burlington & Merser Co, Hist of Iron of All Ages"; ; N.J. Archives, Vol XI; NOTE: Came from Shrewsbury to Farnsworth Landing in 1718. In 1724 bought 105 acres on Deleware to which he added until he owned site for Bordentown. In 1722 erected bloomery forge on Blacks Creek. Appointed on Quorum of Justices for Co. in 1739. Gave Friends Meeting house in 1740 & Baptist church & burying grounds in 1751. Opened a merchantile store, ran stage-boats & wagon from Philadelphia to Perth Amboy. Founder of Bordentown, NJ.

LAND: William Hornor "This Old Monmouth of Ours"; ; ; ; LDS Family History Library GS850,326; NOTE: indicates his homestead was located on the Delaware River, now the site of the state Industrial school, and the Farnsworth place, afterwards the residence of Joseph Bonaparte,.. and became Bordentown.

A History Of The Borden Family; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden (hardcopy in Borden file of T.Mason). pgs 2-3
"In a letter dated 10 March 1871, a George P. Borden write to William Borden of Jacksonville, Ala. and says, "My father, Jas. W. Borden some time since, received a letter from you making inquiries in regard to our family history. He is a poor correspondent but insists I shall answer. ... Indicates all Bordens descendants of Richard Borden Of Portsmouth. George indicates his uncle, a Thomas R. Borden of Hale Co., Ala., visited NC, VA, NJ, & RI. He says that Joseph Borden was a contractor who carried the mail from Philadelphia to New York and having some difficulty with, I think, Dr. Franklin (who then had charge of the mail matters in the Colonies in regard to pay) therefore Joseph visited the mother country. From his manuscript and from materials collected by Rev. P.G. Seabury (whose wife was a Borden) I will say....". Historic info listed under (Henry, b. abt 1350)."


Mary Anne Van Kouvenhoven

NAME: She was also known as Mary Anne Conover.
Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 32; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTE: Last name was Van Kouvenhoven.

CHILD: On FindaGrave she is identified as the mother of Judge Joseph Borden Jr.


Joseph Borden

Founder of Bordentown, New Jersey.

WILL: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTE: Will "New Jersey Archives" 33:51, dated 16 Jul1763, proved 7Oct1765. Refers to two wives. Susannah was his first cousin. Was asthmatic. (info from Ursula Guinan, Lodi, CA & Betty Koleda, Pineville, OR.

WILL-BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 32; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; CONFLICT: this source lists will dated 14 May 1746 (Proved 24 Jul 1749).

REF: Swank, "Hist of Burlington & Merser Co, Hist of Iron of All Ages"; ; N.J. Archives, Vol XI; NOTE: Came from Shrewsbury to Farnsworth Landing in 1718. In 1724 bought 105 acres on Deleware to which he added until he owned site for Bordentown. In 1722 erected bloomery forge on Blacks Creek. Appointed on Quorum of Justices for Co. in 1739. Gave Friends Meeting house in 1740 & Baptist church & burying grounds in 1751. Opened a merchantile store, ran stage-boats & wagon from Philadelphia to Perth Amboy. Founder of Bordentown, NJ.

LAND: William Hornor "This Old Monmouth of Ours"; ; ; ; LDS Family History Library GS850,326; NOTE: indicates his homestead was located on the Delaware River, now the site of the state Industrial school, and the Farnsworth place, afterwards the residence of Joseph Bonaparte,.. and became Bordentown.

A History Of The Borden Family; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden (hardcopy in Borden file of T.Mason). pgs 2-3
"In a letter dated 10 March 1871, a George P. Borden write to William Borden of Jacksonville, Ala. and says, "My father, Jas. W. Borden some time since, received a letter from you making inquiries in regard to our family history. He is a poor correspondent but insists I shall answer. ... Indicates all Bordens descendants of Richard Borden Of Portsmouth. George indicates his uncle, a Thomas R. Borden of Hale Co., Ala., visited NC, VA, NJ, & RI. He says that Joseph Borden was a contractor who carried the mail from Philadelphia to New York and having some difficulty with, I think, Dr. Franklin (who then had charge of the mail matters in the Colonies in regard to pay) therefore Joseph visited the mother country. From his manuscript and from materials collected by Rev. P.G. Seabury (whose wife was a Borden) I will say....". Historic info listed under (Henry, b. abt 1350)."


Elizabeth Pancoast

DEATH: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: info from Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR.


Josiah Foster

WILL-BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 32; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTES: Will dated 28 Oct 1749 (Codicil 5 Jul 1753 and Codicil 16 Aug 1760). Named wife and 3 children.

RESEARCHER-MARRIAGE: Information provided to T.Mason on 11Dec2001 by Una A. Bowman. Pennsylvania Chronicle 1770 - Foster, Josiah of Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey died there Dec. 9th in his 88th year, leaving a wife to whom he had been married nearly 65 years. He was buried in the Quaker Burying Ground in Evesham. (1/22).

Also N.J. Archives, New Jersey Colonial Documents Newspaper Extracts 1770 page 16. "On the 11the instant were interred, in the Quaker Burial place, in Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey, the Remains of Josiah Foster who died at that place two Days before in the Eighty-eighth year of his Age. His will was proved 16 April 1770. When in 1760 Josiah wrote a second codicial to his will his wife was Amy. That codicial was signed by Thomas Borden.


Amey Borden

BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; ; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11;

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: info from Bernice White, Houma, LA.


Safety Borden

Married his first cousin.

WILL-BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p32; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTES: He was taxed on 170 acres in Freehold. Lived in Freehold, NJ in 1721, later in Burlington Co. He and James Lawrie were surveyors of highway for Freehold 1732/3, removed to Chesterfield Twp where filled office of Freeholder in 1739. Will (NJ Archives, 33:51) dated 18 Nov 1757 (Proved 10 Sep 1761). Death date listed as 1761.


Martha Grover

BAPTISM: IGI lists birth as 1686.

MARRIAGE: GS850,326 "This Old Monmouth of Ours" by William Hornor indicates she was Mrs. Martha Walton when she married Safety.

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: info from Anna Burr, Bordentown, NJ & Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR. Says 2 children - 1st husband, 3 children - 2nd (not listed).


James Borden

BIOGRAPHY: Town Book of Old Middletown, N.J.; ; Sanford, N.C., Microfilming Corp of America, 1983, originally pub 18--; Pg 32-33; Family History Library Fiche 6046401; NOTES: In 1718 Benjamin Borden, then of Auchweas, Burlington, N.J. conveyed land in Monmouth Co.

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: In the will mention is made of children: Richard, Innocent, Joseph, Phoebe, Rebecca, Mary, Hellen, Ann.

BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; ; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTES: lived in Freehold Twp, Burlington Co, NJ.

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; INFO from: Patricia Dratz, Des Moines, IA, Lester Merklin, Olympia, WA, Anna Burr, Bordentown, NJ.

REFERENCE: William Nelson, New Jersey biographical and genealogical notes from the volumes of the New Jersey archives, with additions and supplements; Originally published: Newark, [new Jersey] : New Jersey Historical Society, 1916. FHL US/CAN Film 16508. "3. Benjamin Borden married Abigail Grover (dau. of James Grover, senior, Of Middletown), Sept. 22, 1870; ..."

Page 44: "iii. James, b. Sept. 6, 1677; m. Mary ----. The will of James Borden, of Freehold township, Monmouth county, is dated Dec. 23, 1727, and was proved Feb. 22, 1730/31. His personal estate was inventoried at £115, 16, 10."

Page 45. "7. James b. Sept 6, 1677; m. Mary ----. In his will he names chldren: Richard, Innocent, Joseph, Phebe, Rebeckah, Abigaill, Mary, Hellen, Ann.


Mary Lawton

Was a quakeress.


Joseph Borden

Named in his father's will as his son.


Richard Borden

WILL-CHILDREN-BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; ; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTES: Will dated 5 Apr 1751, proved in Burlington Co on 4 May 1751. In Freehold 1728. In Chester Twp, Burlington Co. N.J. 1739 & Evesham in 1750. Children named in will. From New Jersey Archives, VII, 542, 547: XI, 580,: XIV, 505.

CHILDREN-CONFLICT: Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth RI,"Your Ancestors, a national magazine of Genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-1959; Part 14; LDS Family History Library Film 1597740 Item 14; NOTE: children Francis & Thomas are incorrectly listed in this source.

BIOGRAPHY: (25 Mar 1701) N.J. Arch.; Vol.2, p.362. Court of Sessions of Monmouth, New Jersey; EXTRACTION: "One Moses Butterworth who was accused of piracy (sailed) with Captain Kidd, who was bound to appear... During examination Willet said Governor & Justices had no authority & he would break up trial. Signaled to armed men to rescue prisoner. Benjamin Borden & Richard (his brother) took hold of the prisoner at bar and tried to take him by force, and were wounded in the scuffle. The other men in the company rescued the two Bordens and tore to bits the examination papers of the prisoner. The prisoner escaped and 100 men held the Governor & the Justices, the King's Attorney General and the sheriff and clerk of the court for 5 days. Later this group (Borden, Capt. Safety Grover, James Grover and William Winter), all relatives, petitioned the King of England to appoint a suitable person as Governor."

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: Austin's Gen Dict of Rhode Island," p 24. Johnston's "Rich Borden & Desc," p 3. RESEARCHER: Una Bowman, Oneida, IL.

RESEARCHER-BIOGRAPHY: Information provided to T.Mason on 1Dec2001 by Una A. Bowman. As the oldest son Richard was heir to Benjamin (b.1649) Borden's property. Within a few days, on 11 June 1728, a quit claims deed from Richard Borden (b.1672) was given to Jonathan (b. 1690). "I Richard of Freehold in the County of Monmouth and eastern division of New Jersey... for in consideration of the sum of five shillings, as well as the affection that I bear unto Jonathan Borden of the same place my brother have given and released ... unto my brother Jonathan his heirs and assigns forever all that right or purchase of land that my father Benjamin Borden made of John Phenix for land in the County of Salem in the Province of New Jersey (NOTE: I've found no record of that purchase. UAB) and also all the upland and meadows that my father had at his death at a place called the south Meadow in said township of Freehold (NOTE: 7 October 1696 Deed. John Hamton of Freehold to Benjamin Borden for "that tract on Burlington Path and that Meadow called the south Meadow"... (NJ Archives XXI. Page 297) and also, the Tract of land Meadow lying at Barnegat in the County of Monmouth." (NOTE: Benjamin Burden from the Proprietors of East New Jersey, on 1 May 1695, this for 200 acres at Crosswick and 30 acres at Barnegat, New Jersey. (NJD E:377)

In 1739 Benjamin Allen, William Sharp, Jonathan Borden and Richard Borden served as witnesses on an inquest in Chester Township. (New Jersey Colonial Documents Newspaper Extracts 1739 Pages 579-580.)

This quit claim was sealed and delivered in the presence of Elizabeth Lawrence and Robert Lawrence on the 24th of February 1732. Richard Borden then acknowledged he signed, sealed, and delivered the deed. (WJD AC:305-306) Forty three years later in 1771 the deed was recorded.

Richard Borden's will entrusted, his son, James (b. 1702) with the care of Richard's brother Samuel (b. 1696).

New Jersey Colonial documents Calendar of Wills 1751/1760


Benjamin Borden

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; RESEARCHERS: Anna Burr, Bordentown, NJ & Una Bowman, Oneida, IL.


Samuel Burton Adams

Catharine F.B. Mason's notes indicate that S.B. & Mollie had one son who died.

SOURCE: Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Books (DAR, Ancestry.com), Vol. 104, page 133.