Descendants of Richard Bray of New England

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  • ID: I14002
  • Name: William Rittenhouse Sr.
  • RFN: 14002
  • Change Date: 24 MAR 2008
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1725 in Rosemont, Hunterdon Co, NJ
  • Note:
    FamilySearch (Ancestral File)
    Post #281 by Wm. Lynn, May 20, 2000 by Wm. Lynn (<lynnlabs@westolcom>)
    - "... William Rittenhouse(2) was the son of William(3) Rittenhouse
    and Kathrine Howell ..."
    RootsWeb WorldConnect (Larry Sharp <lsharp@home.com>) - b. ca. 1725
    Rosemont, Hunterdon Co., NJ
    RootsWeb WorldConnect (Harry Lee Rochelle <hlee1741@yahoo.com>) b. ca.
    1720 Delaware Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
  • Change Date: 25 AUG 1999
  • Will: 3 JAN 1799 Kingwood, Hunterdon (Prov. of NJ, Great Britain)
  • Note:
    RootsWeb WorldConnect (33950 <vanjensen@bigfoot.com>) - From NJ
    Archives, Vol. XXXVIII, page 295: Jan. 3, 1799 - Will of William
    Rettinghouse, Sr., of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Wife, Elizabeth (2nd
    wife?), all goods belonging to her before she married me; also 1 cow,
    room in house with other privileges and her maintenance on plantation,
    while widow. Son Benjamin 10 shillings, son William wearing apparel
    and 20 shillings, son Garret 7 shillings, son Abner 10 shillings, son
    Daniel remainder of homestead plantation not disposed of by deeds;
    also 24 acres purchased of Andrew Heath, formerly of Amwell dec'd. To
    the children of Hannah Hide, dec'd, i.e. Amelia (dec'd), Rebecca,
    Jonathan, William, Benjamin and Anne, the 1/6 part of movable estate,
    divided betwen them when of age. Daughters, Prescill Freeman, Anne
    Dansdil, Rebecca Bonham, Catherine Heath, and Abigail Larue, each 1/6
    part of movable estate. Exec: sons Benjamin and Daniel both of
    Kingwood. Witnesses: Uriah Sutton, Aaron Swayze and uriah Bonham.
    Proved May 8, 1799. Inventory of 363 pounds and 14 shillings made by
    Uriah Bonham and William Lair Apr. 22, 1799.
  • Death: 03 MAY 1799 in Kingwood, Hunterdon (Prov. of NJ, Great Britain)
  • Note:
    FamilySearch (Ancestral File)
    RootsWeb WorldConnect (Larry Sharp <lsharp@home.com>)




    Father: William or Wilhelm Rittenhouse b: ABT 1695 in Cresheim, Philadelphia Co, PA
    Mother: Catherine Howell b: ABT 1700 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA

    Marriage 1 Rebecca Harnett | Harned b: BEF 1724 in PA
    • Married: BEF 1746 in Hunterdon Co, NJ
    • Note:
      - 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)
      - RootsWeb WorldConnect (Harry Lee Rochelle <hlee1741@yahoo.com>) -
      William Rittenhouse m.2) before 1799 Elizabeth Van Norman (his 1799
      will names wife "Elizabeth Rittenhouse").
      - RootsWeb WorldConnect (Richard Godown <RGdown@rochester.rr.com>) -
      William and Rebecca (Harned) Rittenhouse parents of 11 ch. b.
      Locktown, Delaware Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ:
      1. Benjamin William Rittenhouse b. 17 DEC 1746 d. 29 DEC 1821
      Locktown, m. before 1767 Hunterdon Co., NJ Elizabeth Fowler; 6 ch.:
      i. 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: Elizabeth 1795,
      Mary 1796, James 1798, Benjamin 1801, Amy 1803, Anchor 1805, Ann 1807,
      Amos 1810).
      ii. 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: Ann 1795,
      Daniel 1798, Benjamin 1800, John Bray 1803, Alanson 1805, Andrew Bray
      1807, George Washington 1810, Catherine 1815).
      iii. 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: Mary 1799, Elijah 1802, Daniel B. 1804, Susan Bray
      1806, Hulda Bray 1808, Watson J. 1810, Wilson Bray 1813, Mahalah 1816,
      Delilah 1821).
      iv. 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:
      Elijah 1794, John T. 1795, Richard 1797, Nathaniel 1802, Garner 1806,
      Daniel Thatcher 1811).
      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.
      v. Ann / Mary Rittenhouse b. ca. 1773, d. before 1821.
      vi. 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:
      Anna Nancy 1795, Lavina 1798, Elizabeth 1801, Gertrude 1804, Jeremiah
      1806, Jane 1808, Catherine 1811, John 1813, Mary 1815, Azariah 1818).
      Benjamin William Rittenhouse m.2) after 1774 Catherine Johnson b. ___,
      d. ___.
      2. Garret Rittenhouse b. ca. 1754, d. ca. 1819 Montgomery Co., OH, m.
      23 SEP 1780 Hunterdon Co., NJ Catherine Sine ca. 1752 Hunterdon Co.,
      NJ, d. ca. 1823 Montgomery Co., OH.
      3. William Rittenhouse b. ca. 1755, d. 14 JUL 1815 Fayette Co., PA, m.
      before 17 MAR 1775 Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ Rebecca Bray (d/o
      James Bray and Catherine Winer) b. 17 MAR 1759 Kingwood, Hunterdon
      Co., NJ, d. after 01 DEC 1798 Franklin, Fayette Co., PA; 4 ch.:
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      4. Isaac Rittenhouse b. ca. 1757, d. ___.
      5. Rebecca Rittenhouse b. 10 AUG 1758, d. 21 JUL 1830 Locktwon, m. ca.
      1781 Hunterdon Co., NJ Amos Bonham (s/o Uriah Bonham and Anchor Fox)
      b. 11 MAY 1752 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 05 APR 1817 Locktown; 11 ch.:
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      6. Abner Rittenhouse b. 05 MAY 1760, d. ca. 1833.
      7. Daniel Rittenhouse b. 02 MAR 1761, d. ___.
      8. Catherine Rittenhouse b. ca. 1762, d. 10 JAN 1830 Hunterdon Co.,
      NJ, m. ca. 1779 Richard Heath b. 14 JUL 1759 Delaware Twp., Hunterdon
      Co., NJ, d. 13 FEB 1849 Hunerdon Co., NJ; 10 ch.:
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      9. Abigail Rittenhouse b. ca. 1764, d. after 1809 Hamilton Co., OH, m.
      ca. 1781 Hunterdon Co., NJ Abraham Larew b. 20 JAN 1755 Hunterdon Co.,
      NJ, d. ca. 1840 Henry Co., IN; 11 ch.:
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      10. Anna Rittenhouse b. ca. 1765, d. ___.
      11. Hannah Rittenhouse b. ca. 1767, d. ___.
    Children
    1. Has Children William Rittenhouse Jr. b: FEB 1755 in Freehold, Monmouth Co, NJ
    2. Has Children Benjamin William Rittenhouse b: 17 SEP 1746 in Locktown, Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ
    3. Has Children Rebecca Rittenhouse b: 10 AUG 1758 in Locktown, Delaware, Hunterdon Co, NJ
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