Note: * "John was the first white child to have been born in Elizabethtown." * CNW I p 51 * From Hatfield's, "History of Elizabeth, NJ," p. 244 * 1699, John received a first lot right along with his brothers David and Joseph " Daniel Price was appointed, May 3, 1697, Captain of the Train- Bands; William Bond and Ephraim Price, Lieutenants; and Richard Baker and Samuel Oliver, Ensigns. JOHN WOODRUFF (son of the old planter,) received, May 30, the appointment of High Sheriff of Essex Co., John Harriman and Andrew Hampton, Dec 1, 1698 were chosen Deputies; Robert Smith (the first of the name in the town,) became Dec 26, 1699, High Sheriff; and Feb 15, 1699-1700, George Jewell, County Court." p. 306, "In 1710, Col. Richard Townley, Benjamin Price Jr., Daniel Price, and Jonas Wood were Justices of the Peace; John Hainds, Constable; and Samuel Melyen and Thomas Price were Overseers of the highways for this town. Andrew Hampton and Richard Baker were on the Committee for regulating the highways of the County. In 1711, Isaac Whitehead, Benjamin Price, Benjamin Lyon, JOHN WOODRUFF, and John Blanchard were Justices; John Hainds and Benjamin Meeker were Constables; and Benjamin Ogden Jr. and Samuel Ogden were Overseers of the highways. In 1712, the Justices were the SAME; James Seers and Samuel Ogden were constables, and Samuel Winans and John Scudder were Overseers of the highways."
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