van der Werf - Thompson Family

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  • ID: I12630
  • Name: Charity C HYDE
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 27 or 28 Nov 1742 in Hopewell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • Death: ABT 1772 in New Jersey
  • Note:

    Special thanks to Shirley Brungardt, who first located the 1766 mortgage bearing the names of John Senteney and wife Charity, as well as the references to "Jersey John Hyde/Hide Association," which proves that Charity's last name was Hyde.

    This information was taken from the website "Green(e) family lineages."
    (Research Note: William Alexander Thompson was the son of Jesse Thompson and his wife Joanna Birdcell. Jess Thompson, born 21 Mar 1813, in Warren County, Ohio, USA, was the son of William Thompson and Elizabeth Blackford. Jess'e wife, Joanna Birdcell, was the daughter of Warren Birdcell (Burdsell), born 01 Mar 1792, in the State of Delaware; he died 10 Feb 1824 in Arkansas, USA. Warren Birdcell's wife was Anna Compton; she born 30 May 1794 in what is now Mason County, Kentucky. Anna Compton's father was Jacob R Compton, who left Hunterdon County, New Jersey, about A D 1793, and traveled down through the Cumberland Gap and through parts of Tennessee (family tradition), finding themselves in Mason County, Kentucky, in time for the birth of their daughter Anna. Unfortunately, scarlet fever was rampant and four of Jacob's children died in October of A D 1794. From page 70 of Comptonology, mention is made that there were two hundred in this caravan from Hunterdon County, New Jersey and some of the families were: Runyans, Hawkins, Zutphens, etc, Jacob R Compton was married to Orriminah Hyde (Hide), daughter of John Hide of Hopewell, New Jersey. The Jersey John Hide Association was later formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to recover Orriminah's father's Estate, claimed to be in the Bank of England, deposited by relatives, but lost due to the Revolutionary War conflict. It was formed by those descending from:
    Jacob R Compton and Orriminah Hide his wife;
    Benijah Stout and Elizabeth Hide;
    Eunice (Hide) Van Zandt; also,
    Charity (Hide) Centney.
    The Jersey John Hide Association records validated the connection to: William Alexander Thompson. Family tradition was kept in the Thompson family about the "Hiji" Estate. There is some confusion in official records concerning the underage marriage surname given to Joanna Birdcell. On page 261 of the History of Hamilton County, Ohio, mention is made that A L (Alexander L) Compton, of Mount Pleasant, was Secretary of this Association and the Estate believed to be worth sixty or seventy millions of dollars, at that time-period. A L Compton also had extensive tracts of land in Tennessee. The lineage of John Hide of New Jersey is found in the connecting family records of Col Calvin I Kephart, deceased, former President of the National Genealogical Society of Washington, D C.

    Also, from the History of Hamilton County, Ohio, published in 1881 by Ford. Colerain Township.
    A L Compton, of Mount Pleasant, lives on the old homestead farm, a part of which he owns; he also owns an extensive tract of land in Tennessee. Mr Compton is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity of this place, and is also secretary of the Jersey John Hyde association, of Cincinnati, for the recovery of the estate of John Hyde, of New Jersey, believed to be in the Bank of England, and amounting, it is said, to sixty or seventy millions of dollars.

    Caution: the death date is not proven, but may be inferred by the mortgages listed in the notes under her husband, John Senteny - this line of reasoning would suggest a date of about 1767. However, there is some reason to think that Mary Ann Senteney, wife of Richard Bowman, was a daughter of Charity; Mary Ann was born on 8 December 1770. The reason is a reference in "Index to Twenty-six Volumes of Illinois Records" prepared by the DAR, in which the names Jacob Sentney, John Sentney, Charity Sentney (Peterson), and Mary Sentney (Bowman) all appear together; the underlying document has been obtained, and is shown below.

    Another possible clue is John Senteney's son Benjamin, who was listed on the 1793 census of militia for New Jersey, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon County. The list included all non-exempt males from age 18 to 45. So, Benjamin was born, at the latest, about 1775. However, there are two reasons in this time period to name a son "Benjamin," the first being, that it was a name already in the family, and the second, to follow the example of the original Benjamin of the Bible, whose mother, Rachel, died just after he was born. So, was Benjamin Charity's last child, born about 1767 to 1772? Unfortunately, Benjamin has not been found in any record yet beyond the 1793 census, so it has not been possible to get a more accurate idea of his birthdate.

    Caution: the middle initial "C" is in doubt. It seems to appear in the 1766 mortgage.

    "Index to Names in Twenty-six Volumes of Illinois Records" - - "Volume II, McLean County"
    page 82: Sentney, Charity (Peterson); Sentney, Jacob; Sentney, John; Sentney, Mary (Bowman).
    The underlyinig record mentioned in the above index:
    "Taken from family record which was notarized at Hamilton County, Ohio, before Paul J Huston, N P, April 1, 1880 and signed by Jacob S Peterson.
    John Sentney, Sr, Millwright and miller d Hopewell Hunterdon, County, N J, married in N J Charity Hyde of Hopewell N J.
    Children
    John Sentney, Jr b 12-29-1766 d 5-25-1836
    Jacob Sentney d 5-7-1863
    Mary (or Polly) Sentney Bowman
    Charity Sentney Peterson b 2-2-1770 d 9-27-1852"
    (This document is on file at the Newberry Library and DAR Library; the 1863 death date for Jacob is in doubt.)

    The original typewritten document is as follows:
    Records of McLean County, Illinois from Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Bloomington, Illinois 1942 - 1943
    Mrs Marry Neagler Cooksville, Illinois Chairman of Genealogical Records Committee
    Taken from family record which was notarized at Hamilton County, Ohio, before Paul J Huston, N P, April 1, 1880 and signed by Jacob S Peterson.

    John Hyde, cloth dresser and wheelwright, born in England, Oct 7, 1705 d Apr 16, 1795, married Hunterdon Co, N J, 1734 to Elizabeth Runyon.
    Children
    Elizabeth Hyde d 8-2-1827
    Eunice Hyde
    Rachel Hyde b 1741
    Charity Hyde
    Orriminah Hyde b 7-16-1760 d 6-30-1833

    John Sentney, Sr Millwiright and miller d Hopewell Hunterdon, County, N J married in N J
    Charity Hyde of Hopewell, N J
    Children
    John Sentney, Jr b 12-29-1766 d 5-25-1836
    Jacob Sentney d 5-7-1863
    Mary (or Polly) Sentney Bowman
    Charity Sentney Peterson b 3-3-1770 d 9-27-1852

    Harp Peterson, farmer, b Long Island, N Y, Nov 8, 1766 d Springfield Tp, Hamilton Co, Ohio, 5-27-1849 married Sommerset Co, N J, to Charity Sentney
    Children
    Sarah Peterson 3-14-1793
    Martha Peterson 2-9-1795 d 9-18-1870
    Elizabeth Peterson 2-9-1798
    Ralph Peterson 11-21-1800
    John S Peterson 12-21-1802 d 9-15-1851
    Rebecca Peterson L 1-14-1807 d 12-7-1830
    Jacob Peterson 5-25-1805 d
    Elisha A Peterson 7-20-1810 d 3-11-1880
    Renere S Peterson 4-16-1813 d 9-29-1854

    Elisha A peterson, Farmer, Towanda, Illinois. b Hamilton Co, Ohio, 7-20-1810, d Towanda, Illinois 3-11-1880, married 1-2-1834, at Springdale, Ohio, to Eliza Daniels Brown Daughter of Bush G Brown, b New York City
    Children
    Julia Brown Peterson b 2-21-1836
    Ephraim Brown Peterson b 4-8-1839
    William Sentney Peterson b 5-7-1841
    James Harvery Peterson b 5-16-1843
    George Waldon Peterson 6-21-1845
    Jacob Peterson 5-5-1848

    (Note: apparently the submitter of the above document had access to family Bible records.)
  • _UID: 9ECFB716B81E4177B6424F072E40646A52E9
  • Change Date: 24 FEB 2012



    Father: John HYDE b: 7 Oct 1705 or 21 Jun 1708 in Bisley, Gloucester, England or near Bitton, Gloucester, England
    Mother: Anna Elizabeth RUNYON b: 21 JUN 1708 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey

    Marriage 1 John SENTENY b: ABT 1730 in (Neuwied, Rheinland, Preussen?)
    • Married: ABT 1762 in New Jersey
    Children
    1. Has No Children Jacob SENTENEY b: ABT 1763 in New Jersey
    2. Has Children John SENTENEY b: 20 DEC 1765 in New Jersey
    3. Has Children Charity SENTENEY b: 3 or 17 Mar 1770
    4. Has Children Mary Ann SENTENEY b: 8 DEC 1770 in Hillsborough Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
    5. Has Children Benjamin SENTENNY b: ABT 1772
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