Source: J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J. Families, (Rockaway, N.J., Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902)
To preserve some of the records relating to Rockaway at this time, I have arranged from the original papers the facts as stated. It will correct some of the statements made in Morris County history related as historical facts. At this period regular assessments were made in the parish of Rockaway, for ministers salary, church and patronage expenses. These assessments were made by authority of the session by Capt. Job ALLEN, both father and son had been so intimately connected and interested in the church.
It is presumed that this contains but a small average of the land owners of this section, or its people, as at this time, religion seemed to be at its lowest ebb, the isms of VOLTAIRE and PAINE, had been extensively circulated and imbibed by the soldiers of the Revolution, during hardships, that to live or die, made little difference, and like all other great armies, it is related that they swore "like the army in Flanders", it became a habit not easily shaken off, and the financial system was on no solid basis, with heavy tax burdens, and the seven long years of neglect in the agricultural and mining districts had not been overcome, and the general unrest, and desire to occupy the better lands in the West, left the people very unsettled in their affairs, and but little interest in church affairs.
These assessments were rated according to the acreage of improved and unimproved lands, Industries, and the number of acres of improved lands, assessed for church purposes, in the years 1784-5. Many subscribed, refusing to be assessed according to their valuation. This may be an important sketch for future historians, as it gives some idea of Rockaway and its vicinity in those days. It contains many names I have not met with in other records, and as many have been placed their names in the original documents, I have given the original spelling. The best written signatures are, if I am to be the judge, those of John Jacob FAESCH and Bernard SMITH, Abraham and James KITCHEL, David and Samuel BEAMAN, Benjamin BEACH, owned forges, Job ALLEN, Merchant, and David BAKER, Tavern Keeper:
Surname Given Name Acres KINT Helmer 106 LUM James 100 DODD Stephen 130 WINDS William 130 KITCHEL James and Abraham 151 BEAMAN Josiah, Samuel and David 126 OSBORN Thomas 60 ANDERSON Eliakim 35 BROADWELL David 100 CONGER Joseph 27 HEDDEN Aaron 98 BIDLOW Jonathan 2 BEACH Benjamin 80 TUTTLE Henry 100 ROSS Isaac, Nathaniel, and William 120 ALLEN Job 215 OSBORN Abrm. 10 BAKER David 109 LAMPSON Elezer and Thomas 250 COOPER John 70 GARRIGUS David 100 WINDS Samuel 64 LYON Abrm. 45 HURD Josiah, Samuel and David 100 WHELAR Joseph 100 BERRY Titus 96 LINDSLY Samuel 50 JACKSON Benjamin 70 JACKSON Daniel 100 HERRIMAN John 80 JOHNSON Samuel 80 HINDS James 10 BIGLOW Aaron 30 HEDDEN Samuel 63 HATHAWAY Silas 65 LINDSLY Levy 50 LINDSLY Ebenezer 120 LINDSLY Moses 50 CLARK John 26 STICKLE George 37
SUBSCRIBERS TUTTLE Moses WHELAR Abial ALGER William KING Andrew McINTOSH John YOUNG John BEAMAN Josiah SCOTT Joseph DANIELS Benajah WILLIAMS Jonas VANDUINE Frances GORDON David HOFF Charles HOAGLAND Cornl's. OSBORN Nemiah GARRIGUS Jacob Jr. YOUNG Arthur PARRIT Silas MERRIT Samuel RANDEL John M. SMITH Bernard WILLIAMS Isaac MOORE Joshua LYON Jacob Jr. KINT Jacob Jr. WILAR Pripalos BOWERS Lemuel BEACH Sarah BEACH David NICHLS Jonathan VEAL Henry GARD Daniel DOTY Moses HUNTINGTON Gilbert NIXON John THARP James CRANE Samuel JOHNSON Windsor SOUTHWARD Benjamin CONGER David DeCAMP Jos. O'HARA John LEONARD Elijah YOUNG Morgan JOHNSON Abraham CKARK Reuben HALL John DICJERSON Daniel BADGLY George MUNSON Daniel HARRIMAN Jacob Jr. VEAL Davis VEAL Noah SMITH Joseph HALL Seth CASTERLINE Joseph LYON Asher LOSEY James KIRK William WILLIAMS Samuel YOUNG James CLARK Daniel HERRIMAN Joseph WALTON Mark STILES Thomas STILES Daniel DANIELS Sterling DANIELS James DANIELS Samuel RUSSEL Huston LOWSAN Peter LOWSAN Francis BEACH Abner MATTOX James FAESCH John Jacob BOGERT Theunis CONGER Thomas BURWELL Adam JOHNSON Winsor BRINKERHOFF George D. MORRIS Daniel CLARK Daniel DOD Henry BEAMAN Josiah Jr. COREY John BALDWIN Nathaniel
It will be noticed that among the names of the subscribers were those of the largest land and property owners, though very liberal contributors, they avoided assessments and taxation, a trait handed down to this day and generation. Among the papers of this date, or a little before, mention is made of one Thomas MILLEDGE, a very large land and property owner in the parish, but went over to the British side in the Revolution, and became a major. On his return here, he was waited upon by a delegation of our citizens and advised to leave the country for his health, as they did not propose to associate with traitors in the community, he gave them no satisfaction at first, but finally fled for safety to Nova Scotia, and his lands and properties were confiscated. If our forefathers had fought the uses and abuses, of their prevailing weakness, the originator of crime, and destruction of health and property of that day and this, with the same determination and effort, that they fought Red Coats and traitors, the rum traffic of today would have been a thing of the past, and referred to in history as among the good old days of Adam and Eve.
CATALOGUE OF CHURCH MEMBERS
Communicants Sept., 1832 at dedication of present church, arranged from Dr. KING’s record. But three were members previous to Oct. 1807. Husbands name of wives in parenthesis. Date received in church. Number of members 331.
Surname Given Name Date Rec'd Comments ABBOTT Abijah 1829 ABBOTT Elizabeth 1826 wife of Abijah ANDERSON Sarah wife of Eliakim ANDERSON Priscilla 1812 wife of Cornelius, widow ANDERSON Dayton 1831 ALLEN Samuel 1818 ALLEN Robert P. 1832 AYERS Daniel 1808 AYERS Mary 1822 wife of GARRIGUS BAKER Jeremiah 1818 BAKER Mary 1818 wife of KING BERRY Sarah 1808 wife of Asa BERRY Nancy 1808 wife of Henry BENJAMIN Jonathan 1818 BENJAMIN Rebecca 1818 wife of Jonathan BENJAMIN Anna 1832 BLANCHARD Sarah 1818 wife of Martin BLANCHARD Abner 1825 BLANCHARD Catharine 1831 wife of Abner BLANCHARD Aaron 1831 BLANCHARD Sarah Ann 1831 wife of Aaron BLANCHARD John 1831 BLANCHARD Ellenor 1831 wife of John BEAM Paul 1818 BEAM Catharine 1818 wife of Paul BEAM Peter 1825 BEAM Mary 1825 wife of Peter BROADWELL Archibald 1818 BROADWELL Sussanna 1818 wife of Archibald, maiden name PALMER, BURNETT Asenath 1823 widow BOSTEDO Gideon V. 1828 BREESE Charles 1831 BEACH Samuel S. 1818 BEACH Jane 1808 wife of Samuel S. BEACH Chilion 1818 BEACH Cornelia 1813 wife of Chilion BEACH Henry 1826 BEACH Rhoda 1826 wife of Henry BEACH Emily 1828 BEACH Horace 1829 BEACH Abby S. 1831 BEACH Joshua M. 1831 BEACH Samuel S., Jr. 1831 BEACH John, Jr. 1831 BEACH Mary 1831 BEACH Phebe L. 1831 BEACH Nancy S. 1831 BEACH Solomon 1831 BEACH Charles H. 1832 BREESE Sidney 1829 BREESE Hila 1829 wife of Sidney CINGER Phebe 1808 widow, wife of Thomas CONGER Phebe 1829 wife of stephen CLARK Abigail 1813 widow, wife of John CLARK Sarah 1819 wife of John R. CLARK James H. 1832 CLARK Sarah 1832 COOPER Mary 1818 COOPER Mary Ann 1831 COOPER William 1832 COOPER Hannah 1832 wife of William, maiden name MOORE CRITTENDEN Ira 1818 CRITTENDEN Harriet 1818 wife of Ira CRITTENDEN William H. 1831 COOK Jane 1818 wife of John COOK Isaac M. 1831 CASTERLINE Elizabeth 1826 wife of Daniel CONDICT Charlotte 1831 wife of Sidney COE Mary 1831 wife of Thomas COE Joseph D. 1831 COMPTON Mary Ann 1831 CRYSTAL Martha 1831 wife of Patrick DENTON Stephen 1818 DENTON Mary 1832 wife of Stephen DOLAND Mary 1818 DOUGHTY Samuel 1825 DOUGHTY Martha 1825 wife of Samuel DOUGHTY John A. 1828 DOUGHTY Cynthia 1828 wife of John A. DOUGHTY Louisa M. 1832 DeCAMP Catharine 1831 widow DeCAMP James H. 1831 DeCAMP Eliza Ann 1831 DeCAMP Joseph D. 1832 DEAN Maria 1831 DOYLE Matthew 1831 DICKERSON William A. 1832 DELL Maria 1818 wife of Thomas ESTILE Rebecca 1818 wife of John EASTON Catharine 1831 wife of Joseph EDWARDS William 1832 ESTLER David 1832 ESTLER Rachel 1832 wife of David FORD James H. 1828 FORD Charity 1830 wife of James H. FORD William 1818 FORD Phebe 1818 wife of William FORD George, Jr. 1832 FRAZEE Eunice 1828 FAIRCHILD Mahlon 1831 GENUNG Hannah 1808 GENUNG Mary 1831 GARRIGUS Jacob 1831 GARRIGUS John 1809 GARRIGUS Elizabeth 1809 wife of John GARRIGUS Isaac 1818 GARRIGUS Sarah 1818 wife of Isaac GARRIGUS James 1821 GARRIGUS Elizabeth 1821 wife of James GARRIGUS Elias 1828 GARRIGUS Parmelia 1828 GARRIGUS Samuel 1818 GARRIGUS Mary Ann 1825 wife of Samuel GARRIGUS Sarah 1832 GARRIGUS Stephen 1832 GARRIGUS Alexander W. 1831 GARRIGUS John, Jr. 1815 GARRIGUS Mary 1815 wife of John, Jr. GORDON Nancy 1808 wife of David GREEN Gabriel 1821 GREEN Mary 1821 wife of Gabriel GRIFFITHS Nancy 1818 wife of William GRIFFITHS Catharine 1818 GARDINER Timothy P. 1818 GARDINER Mary Elizabeth 1832 HERRIMAN Lydia 1809 wife of Daniel HERRIMAN Betsey 1818 HERRIMAN Mary 1818 HERRIMAN Hannah 1829 wife of David HERRIMAN Ann Eliza 1831 HALL Chloe 1808 widow HALL Stephen 1818 HALL Lydia 1815 wife of Stephen HALL Mary Caroline 1832 HALL Harriet 1832 HALL Betsey 1831 widow, wife of Daniel HICKS Samuel 1808 HICKS Samuel, Jr. 1818 HICKS Rachel 1818 wife of Jason HUBBARD Abigail 1811 wife of George HUBBARD Eliza K. 1831 HOAGLAND John E. 1831 HOAGLAND Elizabeth 1831 widow HALSEY Mary Ann 1832 wife of William HALSEY Maria 1818 wife of Silas HILER Harriet N. 1832 HILER Nancy 1817 widow, wife of Peter HILER Ruth 1818 wife of John HURD Charles R. 1832 HURD Josiah 1816 HURD Matilda 1816 wife of Josiah HURD John S. 1832 HURD Louisa 1828 HOWELL Sarah 1832 HOWELL Sylvanus 1818 HOWELL Harriet 1818 wife of Sylvanus HUSK Anna 1818 widow HOFF Hannah 1825 HOFF Elizabeth 1818 HOFF Harriet 1818 HOFF Mary Ann 1818 HAMILTON David 1825 HAMILTON Anna 1825 wife of David HAMILTON William 1825 HAMILTON Lewis 1825 HAMILTON Mary E. 1828 HAMILTON Silas 1813 HAMILTON Hester 1831 wife of Silas HAZARD Delia 1827 wife of Silas HARRISON Benjamin 1832 HINCHMAN Felix 1829 HINCHMAN Eliza 1829 wife of Felix HATHAWAY Sarah 1826 INGRAM Margaret Ann 1831 INNIS Catharine wife of John INNIS Jane 1821 JACKSON Clarissa 1808 wife of James JACKSON Joseph 1818 JACKSON Electra 1808 wife of Joseph JACKSON Stephen J. 1818 JACKSON Mary Ann 1829 wife of Stephen J. JACKSON William 1818 JACKSON Susan D. 1818 wife of William JACKSON Nancy B. 1832 JACKSON William A. 1831 JOHNSON Rhoda 1822 JENNINGS John 1826 JENNINGS Lucy 1825 wife of John JENNINGS Redmond 1831 JENNINGS Fanny 1831 JAYRED Frederick 1831 JAYRED Eliza 1831 wife of Frederick KANOUSE Catharine 1818 wife of Peter F. KANOUSE Sarah 1818 KITCHELL James 1818 KITCHELL Hannah 1818 wife of James KITCHELL Ford 1825 KITCHELL Elizabeth 1808 wife of Ford KITCHELL Emily 1828 KITCHELL Charity Ann 1831 KITCHELL Jane Rebecca 1831 KITCHELL Matthias 1832 KITCHELL Caroline 1832 wife of Mattias KITCHELL Joanna 1831 wife of Ebenezer KINNEY Jacob A. 1819 KELSEY John B. 1822 KELSEY Delia 1822 wife of John B. KING Clarissa 1823 wife of Barnabus KING Elizabeth T. 1828 KING Electa J. 1831 KING Barnabas B. 1831 KING Susan C. 1831 KING Samuel B. 1831 KING Harriet 1832 KING Susan 1832 KING Mary 1831 wife of Lewis KING Phebe 1832 wife of James KENNEDY David 1828 KENNEDY Palmer 1829 KETCHAM Margaret 1831 wife of Samuel LAMSON Daniel 1818 LAMSON Phebe 1816 wife of Daniel LAMSON Eleazer 1826 LAWRENCE Jane 1818 wife of Jacob LYON Lewis 1832 LOSEY William 1832 LOVE Jane 1832 LOVE Sarah Ann 1832 LOVE Mary 1832 MOTT John 1818 MOTT Parnell B. 1825 wife of John MOTT Isaac H. 1831 MENARD Henry 1818 MENARD Hannah 1818 wife of Henry MENARD Sidney R. 1832 MUIR Susan 1823 wife of Thomas MILLS Rachel 1831 widow MARTIN Clark J. 1831 MARSH Benjamin 1831 MARSH Mary G. 1832 wife of Benjamin MORGAN Mary 1825 wife of James NORRIS Joanna 1818 NORRIS Catharine 1831 wife of David NELSON Mahalah 1832 wife of Jacob OSBORN Daniel 1808 OSBORN Charles H. 1832 PALMER Samuel PALMER Naomi 1808 wife of Samuel PALMER Timothy 1818 PALMER Electa 1818 wife of Timothy PALMER Eliza 1831 PALMER Silas S. 1831 PALMER Albert A. 1832 PALMER John G. 1832 PALMER Naomi 1831 PIERSON Catharine 1818 wife of John R. PIERSON Catharine 1831 PIERSON John 1818 PIERSON Betsey 1818 wife of John POWERS Albert A. 1829 POWERS Jacob 1829 POWERS Mary 1829 wife of Jacob POWERS Charles 1832 PRUDDEN Euphemia 1831 maiden name LUDLOW REED Mary 1818 ROWLAND George 1831 ROWLAND Harriet 1819 wife of George ROWLAND Ann Eliza 1832 ROWLAND Mary Jane 1831 ROSS Kesiah 1822 widow ROFF Mary 1827 ROFF Anson 1831 ROFF Minerva 1832 RUTAN Manning 1832 STICKLE Sarah 1808 wife of George STICKLE Anna 1808 widow, wife of George, Jr. STICKLE Adams 1818 STICKLE Sarah 1831 STICKLE John E. 1832 STICKLE Israel 1832 STICKLE Beaman 1818 STICKLE Phebe 1831 wife of Beaman SCOTT Milton 1818 SCOTT Elizabeth 1818 wife of Milton SCOTT Abigail 1818 wife of Joseph SMITH Elizabeth 1818 wife of Gilbert SMITH Harriet Eliza 1829 SMITH Richard C. 1832 STRONG William 1818 STURTEVANT Thomas M. 1831 STURTEVANT Maria 1821 wife of Thomas M. SEARING James 1828 SEARING Rachel 1829 wife of James SIMPSON Hannah 1818 wife of Mahlon STACKHOUSE Hannah 1818 wife of Joshua STROCK Margaret 1832 widow TALMAGE Harriet 1822 TALMAGE Elizabeth 1828 wife of Job TROWBRIDGE Julia 1816 wife of Stephen TUTTLE Belinda 1832 TUTTLE Phineas M. 1832 THOMPSON Jane 1832 TOMKINS Rebecca 1823 wife of Seely VANNESS Elenor 1816 VOORHEES Abraham 1831 VOORHEES Jemima 1831 wife of Abraham VANDERHOOF Henry 1832 VANDERHOOF Elizabeth 1832 wife of Henry WILLIAMS Ruth WILLIAMS William 1831 WILLIAMS Mary 1831 wife of William WARD Nancy 1809 wife of Phineas WHITEHEAD Thomas 1809 WHITEHEAD Juliet 1809 wife of Thomas WHITEHEAD Benoni 1828 WHITEHEAD Elizabeth 1828 wife of Benoni WIGGINS Susan 1814 wife of William WIGGINS Phebe 1818 WIGGINS David F. 1832 WIGGINS Jane 1819 WIGGINS Sarah F. 1828 WILSON Mary 1822 wife of Mordecai WEIR Emily 1832 wife of Charles WEIR William H. 1832 WEIR Sarah Ann 1832 wife of William H. WINGET Huldah 1831 WOOD Eliza 1832 wife of Silas WALKER Agnes 1832 YOUNG Sarah 1831 ZINDLE Lydia 1818 wife of Charles
Transcribed by: John Cresseveur
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