Descendants of Richard Bray of New England

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  • ID: I14000
  • Name: Benjamin William Rittenhouse
  • RFN: 14000
  • Change Date: 25 AUG 2005
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 SEP 1746 in Locktown, Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ
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  • Change Date: 25 AUG 1999
  • Death: 29 DEC 1821 in Locktown, Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ
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    Father: William Rittenhouse Sr. b: ABT 1725 in Rosemont, Hunterdon Co, NJ
    Mother: Rebecca Harnett | Harned b: BEF 1724 in PA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Fowler b: BEF 1750 in Kingwood, Hunterdon (Prov. of NJ, Great Britain)
    • Married: BEF 1767 in Hunterdon Co, NJ
    • Note:
      year estimated, probable location (Benjamin remarried ca. 1795.)
      Mark James Van Blargan <MVanblarga@aol.com>: User Home Page Outline
      Descendant Tree: Descendants of GEORGIUS ? RITTERSHAUSEN (URL:
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/v/a/n/Mark-J-Van-blargan/OD
      T2-0001.html)
      FamilySearch (Ancestral File) / RootsWeb WorldConnect (Richard Godown
      <RGdown@rochester.rr.com>) - BenjaminWilliam Rittenhouse and Elizabeth
      Roberson parents of 6 ch. b. Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ:
      1. William Rittenhouse b. 30 JUL 1767, d. 11 MAR 1853 Kingwood,
      Hunterdon Co., NJ, m. 23 MAR 1794 Hunterdon Co., NJ Sarah Emmons (d/o
      James Emmons and Abigail Mattison) b. 01 JUL 1775 Kingwood, d. 24 JUL
      1810 Hunterdon Co., NJ; 8 ch. b. Hunterdon Co., NJ:
      i. Elizabeth Rittenhouse b. 17 JAN 1795 Kingwood, d. 29 MAY 1854
      Kingwood.
      ii. Mary Rittenhouse b. 1796 Kingwood, d. ca. 1874.
      iii. James Rittenhouse b. 19 DEC 1798, d. 06 NOV 1873, m. 05 FEB
      1820 Hunterdon Co., NJ Abigail Mattison b. ca. 1798 NJ, d. ___ (4 ch.
      b. Hunterdon Co., NJ: Rachel Ann 1832, Eliza J. 1834, Richard 1837,
      Amy C. 1839).
      iv. Benjamin Rittenhouse b. ca. 1801, d. ___.
      v. Amy Rittenhouse b. 14 FEB 1803, d. 03 JUL 1806 Hunterdon Co.,
      NJ.
      vi. Anchor Rittenhouse b. 5 FEB 1805, d. 28 FEB 1829 Hunterdon Co.,
      NJ.
      vii. Ann Rittenhouse b. 19 JUN 1807, d. 19 DEC 1848 Columbus,
      Franklin Co., OH.
      viii. Amos Rittenhouse b. 12 JUL 1810, d. 14 MAR 1855.
      2. Edward Rittenhouse b. 09 DEC 1768, d. 17 MAY 1821, m. 18 DEC 1791
      Hunterdon Co., NJ Elizabeth Bray (d/o Daniel Bray and Mary Wolverton)
      b. 24 JAN 1775 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. ___ Baptistown, Kingwood,
      Hunterdon Co., NJ; 9 ch. b. Hunterdon Co., NJ:
      i. Ann Rittenshouse b. 13 JUN 1795, d. ___.
      ii. Daniel Rittenhouse b. 16 APR 1798, d. ___.
      iii. Benjamin Rittenhouse b. 06 AUG 1800, d. ___.
      iv. John Bray Rittenhouse b. 06 JAN 1803, d. ___.
      v. Alanson Rittenhouse b. 25 MAR 1805, d. ___, m. 06 FEB 1819
      Hunterdon Co. NJ Mary Sebold (d/o Jacob Sebold and Hannah Drake) b. 04
      JAN 1799 Kingwood, d. 18 SEP 1844.
      vi. Andrew Bray Rittenhouse b. 22 NOV 1807, d. 22 SEP 1872 Mt.
      Pleasant, Hunterdon Co., NJ, m. ca. 1832 Elizabeth Mettler (d/o Joseph
      Mettler and Mary Allen) b. 10 MAY 1816 Mt. Pleasant, d. 20 FEB 1887
      Mt. Pleasant (6 ch. b. Hunterdon Co., NJ: Wilson M. 1832, Amy M. 1834,
      DeWitt Clinton 1836, James M. 1839, Mary M. 1840, Joseph M. 1842).
      vii. George Washington Rittenhouse b. 19 JUL 1810, d. ___.
      viii. Catherine Rittenhouse b. 21 AUG 1815, d. ___.
      ix. Delilah Rittenhouse b. 15 OCT 1817, d. ___.
      3. Jonathan Rittenhouse b. 24 FEB 1770, d. 16 FEB 1846 Kingwood, m. 10
      JUL 1796 Hunterdon Co., NJ Delilah Bray (d/o Daniel Bray and Mary
      Wolverton) b. 01 FEB 1777 Hunterdon Co., nJ, d. ___; 9 ch. b.
      Hunterdon Co., NJ:
      i. Mary Rittenhouse b. 26 JUL 1799, d. ___.
      ii. Elijah Rittenhouse b. 2 DEC 1802, d. __.
      iii. Daniel B. Rittenhouse b. 6 MAR 1804, d. 17 MAY 1885 Hunterdon
      Co., NJ, m. 10 JAN 1839 Hunterdon Co., NJ Rachel M. Pyatt (d/o James
      Pyatt and Sarah A. King) b. 25 SEP 1810 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 13 APR
      1876 Hunterdon Co., NJ (6 ch. b. Hunterdon Co., NJ: Sarah P. 1833,
      James P. 1836, Susan R. 1841, Huldah M. 1844, Alburtus K. 1846, John
      W. 1849).
      iv. Susan Bray Rittenhouse b. 22 FEB 1806, d. ___.
      v. Hulda Bray Rittenhouse b. 9 APR 1808, d. ___, m. ___ James A.
      Wigg b. ca. 1808, d. before 1850.
      vi. Watson J. Rittenhouse b. 1 NOV 1810, d. ___.
      vii. Wilson Bray Rittenhouse b. 26 SEP 1813, d. ___.
      viii. Mahalah Rittenhouse b. 9 JUN 1816, d. ___.
      ix. Delilah Rittenhouse b. 13 APR 1821, d. ___.
      4. Nathaniel Rittenhouse b. 24 OCT 1771, d. 02 MAR 1830, m.1) ca. 1793
      Hunterdon Co., NJ Nancy Anna Thatcher (d/o William Thatcher and
      Margaret Taylor) ca. 1774 Kingwood, d. 29 APR 1815 Baptistown,
      Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ; 6 ch. b. Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ:
      i. Elijah Rittenhouse b. ca. 1794, d. ca. 1851 Hunterdon Co., NJ,
      m. ca. 1814 Ann Nancy Menagh (d/o Hugh Menagh and Elizabeth Everitt)
      b. ca. 1795 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. ___ (9 ch. b. Kingwood, Hunterdon
      Co., NJ: David 1818, Elizabeth Ann 1820, Margaret M. 1822, Joseph
      Menagh 1825, Emeline 1827, Josephine 1829, Richard R. 1841, Elijah
      1844).
      ii. John T. Rittenhouse b. ca. 1795, d. ___, m. before 1830
      Hunterdon Co., NJ Duttilda ___ b. ca. 1802 NJ, d. ___ (3 ch. b.
      Hunterdon Co., NJ: William 1830, Washington 1835, Watson 1840).
      iii. Richard Rittenhouse b. ca. 1797, d. ca. 1858 Kingwood, m. 04
      MAY 1822 Hunterdon Co., NJ Margaret Voorhees (d/o William Voorhees and
      Ann Welts) b. 05 OCT 1804 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 12 DEC 1893 Hunterdon
      Co., NJ.
      iv. Nathaniel Rittenhouse b. 27 DEC 1802, d. 30 DEC 1872 Kingwood,
      m. 02 DEC 1820 Hunterdon Co., NJ Sarah Catherine Taylor b. 12 FEB 1802
      Franklin, Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 27 FEB 1897 Kingwood (10 ch. b.
      Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ: Mary Ann 1821, Elizabeth 1823, Richard
      1824, Mahlon 1827, William 1831, Ruth 1835, Catherine 1835, Samuel
      Maybury 1840, Lavina 1843, Sarah J. 1848).
      v. Garner Rittenhouse b. ca. 1806, d. ___, m. before 1831 NJ Mary
      Ann Hoff b. ca. 1809 NJ, d. ___ (9 ch. b. Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ:
      Hannah 1831, Ann Elizabeth 1833, Lucinda 1836, Mary Jane 1838,
      Isabella 1840, Cornelius 1842, Hiram 1844, Whitfield 1846, John D.
      1849).
      vi. Daniel Thatcher Rittenhouse b. ca. 1811, d. ___, m. before 1837
      NJ Catherine Ann Hoff b. ca. 1811 NJ, d. ___ (6 ch. b. Hunterdon Co.,
      NJ: Jeremiah 1837, Catherine Jane 1838, Elijah 1843, Thomas H. 1846,
      Levi 1850, Mary Ann 1856).
      Nathaniel Rittenhouse m.2) ca. 1815 Alexandria Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
      Mary Elizabeth Bunn (d/o Jacob Bunn and Mary Elizabeth ___) b. 11 MAR
      1778, d. 25 APR 1858.
      5. Ann / Mary Rittenhouse b. ca. 1773, d. before 1821.
      6. Benjamin Rittenhouse b. 10 AUG 1774, d. 18 AUG 1860, m. 21 JUN 1795
      Elizabeth Roberson (d/o John R. Roberson and Elizabeth Thatcher) b. 18
      JAN 1778 MD, d. 23 MAY 1859 MD; 10 ch. b. Hunterdon Co., NJ:
      i. Anna Nancy Rittenhouse b. 20 SEP 1795, d. 11 MAR 1858
      Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ, m. 24 JUN 1820 Kingwood, Hunterdon Co.,
      NJ William Heath (s/o Richard Heath and Catherine Rittenhouse) b. 22
      AUG 1872 Kingwood, d. 22 AUG 1841 Kingwood (3 ch. b. NJ: Catherine
      1823, William 1824, Lavinia 1827).
      ii. Lavina Rittenhouse b. 15 JUL 1798, d. 15 MAY 1865 Hunterdon
      Co., NJ, m. 15 APR 1817 Hunterdon Co., NJ Jacob Heath (s/o Richard
      Heath and Catherine Rittenhouse) b. 19 MAY 1789 Kingwood, d. 27 JAN
      1875 Baptistown, Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ (4 ch. b. NJ: Elizabeth
      Ann 1820, Richard 1825, Gertrude 1828, Daniel Rittenhouse ??).
      iii. Elizabeth Rittenhouse b. 24 MAR 1801, d. 11 OCT 1871 Locktown,
      Delaware, Hunterdon Co., NJ, before 1820 Hunterdon Co., NJ William
      Lair (s/o William Lair and Sarah Elizabeth Boss / widower of Charlotte
      Heath) b. ca. 1785 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. ca. 1865 (11 ch. b. Hunterdon
      Co., NJ: Benjamin R. 1820, Ambrose B. 1821, William B. 1823, Mahlon R.
      1825, Lavina 1827, John 1829, Elmira 1832, Sarah C. 1835, Huldah Wigg
      1837, Ann E. 1841, Emily 1844).
      iv. Gertrude Rittenhouse b. 12 APR 1804, d. 09 FEB 1872 Cecil Co.
      MD, m. before 1830 Elijah H. Roberson (s/o William K. Roberson and
      Mary Leigh) b. ca. 1810 Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 29 DEC 1889
      Rising Sun, Cecil Co., MD (2 ch.: Sarah C., William T.).
      v. Jeremiah Rittenhouse b. 25 MAY 1806, d. JUL 1882 Cecil Co., MD,
      m.1) 30 MAR 1825? Anne Higgins (d/o John Higgins and Precilla Werts)
      b. ca. 1806 Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. ___ (4 ch.: Eliza 1826,
      Ann 1828, Mary Jane 1831 NJ, Amy T. 1829 PA). Jeremiah Rittenhouse
      m.2) 01 JAN 1845 Sarah Felty b. ca. 1821 PA, d. ___.
      vi. Jane Rittenhouse b. 26 DEC 1808, d. 08 FEB 1837, m. before 1830
      Elijah H. Roberson (s/o William K. Roberson and Mary Leigh / widower
      of Gertrude Leigh) b. ca. 1810 Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 29 DEC
      1889 Rising Sun, Cecil Co., MD (2 ch.: John 1830, Mary E. 1835).
      vii. Catharine Rittenhouse b: 25 MAY 1811, d. ___, m. 10 JAN 1829
      Asher Clugston ca. 1801 NJ, d. 26 SEP 1865 IN (8 ch., #1 b. NJ, #2-#8
      b. DE: David B.1832, Mary E. 1835, Azariah 1837, Gertrude J. 1838,
      Asher R. 1839, Lavina C. 1842, Ruth Anna 1844, Byard 1855).
      viii. John Rittenhouse b. 10 AUG 1813, d.y.
      ix. Mary Rittenhouse b. 21 MAR 1815, d. ___, m. 01 JAN 1834 Spencer
      Worthington b. ca. 1815 Bucks Co., PA, d. ___ (5 ch.: Jeremiah 1835,
      William 1837, Asher 1839, Elizabeth 1841, Abbi 1843).
      x. Azariah Rittenhouse b. 5 FEB 1818, d. 07 APR 1871 Rising Sun,
      Cecil Co., MD, m. 08 SEP 1843 Bucks Co., PA Mary Jane Warner b. 01 OCT
      1825 Wrightstown, Bucks Co., PA, d. 08 FEB 1908 Philadelphia,
      Philadelphia Co., PA (6 ch.: Benjamin 1841, Susanna R. 1844, Thomas W.
      1844, Jeremiah 1846, Violetta H. 1848, Ellen 1850).
      Benjamin William Rittenhouse m.2) after 1774 Catherine Johnson b. ___,
      d. ___.
    Children
    1. Has Children Edward Rittenhouse b: 09 DEC 1768 in Kingwood, Hunterdon (Prov. of NJ, Great Britain)
    2. Has Children Jonathan Rittenhouse b: 24 FEB 1770 in Kingwood, Hunterdon (Prov. of NJ, Great Britain)
    3. Has Children Nathaniel Rittenhouse Sr. b: JUL 1770 in Alexandria, Hunterdon Co, NJ
    4. Has Children Benjamin Rittenhouse Jr. b: 16 AUG 1774 in Kingwood, Hunterdon (Prov. of NJ, Great Britain)
    5. Has Children William Rittenhouse b: 30 JUN 1767 in Kingwood, Hunterdon (Prov. of NJ, Great Britain)
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