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  • ID: I02646
  • Name: William B. Rittenhouse 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1695 in Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 1
  • Death: AUG 1767 in Prallsville, Hunterdon, New Jersey USA 2
  • Note:
    William continued to live for a number of years in PA the state of his birth In 1734 he bought a farm of one thousand acres to the east, northeast and southeast of Rosemont. Three years after the purchase of this land he built a stone house South of Rosemont and in the gable placed a stone marked W. C. R 1737 his own initials combined with those of his wife, this being one of the first stone dwellings of those parts. was rebuilt in 1783 by his grandson Joseph , son of Lot. The stone house was torn down in the 1860's but the stone marking was placed in a conspicuous place in the bride-wall of the barn.

    Abstract of Will (Drawn Aug 27, 1761; probated April 13, 1767)
    Rittinghusen, William , of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. Son William, the land where he lives. Son Peter Rittinghuysen, the land where he lives, with the saw-mill. Son Isaac, five Shillings, Son Lot, the plantation where "I live," and he is to allow "my widow, Catherine" to live in the house and provide for her. Son Moses, the plantation on which he lives. To my daughter Priscilla's heir, call and known by the name of William Search, 20 shillings. To my widow, Catharine, and my daughters, Susannah, Anne, and Hannah, my personal estate.
    Executors: Sons, William and Peter.
    Witnesses: Edward Prall, Malakiah Bonham, Lot Rittinghuysen

    William and his wife, Catharine , are buried in the old private burying ground, east of Prallsville stone quarry, on land that was formerly a part of the Rittenhouse estate. Their graves are marked by common field stones, with the inscriptions W. R. 1767 and C.R. 1778

    Father: Garret Rittenhouse b: 1674 in Holland
    Mother: Unknown Revacomb

    Marriage 1 Catharine Howell b: BET 1694 AND 1700 in Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
    • Married: ABT 1719 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey USA
    1. Has Children William Rittenhouse b: ABT 1720 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey USA
    2. Has Children Peter Rittenhouse b: 1724 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey USA
    3. Has Children Isaac Rittenhouse b: 13 JUL 1726 in Rosemont, Hunterdon, New Jersey USA
    4. Has Children Moses Rittenhouse b: ABT 1722 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey USA
    5. Has Children Priscilla Rittenhouse b: ABT 1735 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey USA
    6. Has No Children Susannah Rittenhouse b: ABT 1730 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey USA
    7. Has No Children Anne Rittenhouse b: ABT 1732 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey USA
    8. Has Children Hannah Rittenhouse b: ABT 1734 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey USA
    9. Has Children Lott Rittenhouse b: 1737 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey USA

    1. Title: Illa Coffey 401 Stout Rd, Menomonie, WI
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Jun 8, 2003
    2. Title: Findagrave Nation Wide
      Text: Birth: 1695
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Death: 1767
      New Jersey, USA

      Family links:
      Peter Rittenhouse (1724 - 1791)*
      Isaac Rittenhouse (1726 - 1809)*
      Lott Rittenhouse (1737 - 1813)*

      Catherine Howell Rittenhouse (____ - 1778)*

      *Point here for explanation

      Wolverton Cemetery
      Hunterdon County
      New Jersey, USA

      Created by: Chuck Williams
      Record added: Apr 26, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 14077675
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