John P. Sergeant and wife Mary Young in 1902, from the Democrat-Advertiser

The genealogy of Hunterdon and West New Jersey families is endlessly fascinating. Particularly those families that arrived here in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and left many descendants here. These families keep recurring in my various posts, some more than others. For the most frequently cited families, I offer the list below.

Some families get more attention than others. As of the spring of 2018, I have begun publishing family trees for the first five or six generations. In the list below, the family names whose trees have been published are in caps.

Gradually more and more family trees will be published, and more family names will be added to the list.

If you wish to see articles in which these families are featured, go to the Families section in the right side bar. Clicking on the drop-down menu will reveal corresponding links and the number of articles for each family.

If you search for the family name in the upper left-hand search space, you will get all of the articles in which that name is mentioned.

There are many more families described in my posts than are listed here. If you do not see a name you are interested in here, please use the search option at the top of the page.

Barber, BONHAM, Bray, Bull




Holcombe, Hoppock, Howell

Kitchen, LAKE, Lair, Lambert

MOORE, Myers

Opdycke, Quinby

RAKE, Reading, Rittenhouse, Robins, ROUNSAVELL, Runyan


TAYLOR, Thatcher