The first of the Lake family to arrive in America was John Lake and wife Ann Spicer, who came from Hertfordshire to Gravesend, New York. John Lake died there in 1696, wife Ann died about 1709. I have very little information about this first family. The had 8 children, as seen below, stayed mostly in New York. Son John Lake, Jr. and wife Neeltje came to New Jersey.

Note:  On July 19, 2018, Marshall Lake sent me his version of the Lake Family Tree. It will take me some time to go through it all and compare his information with mine. Since Marshall has been researching the Lake family for many years, I will be inclined to accept Marshall’s version, unless I have sources that seem more reliable. For now, I must apologize for any errors in this tree.

First Generation:

John Lake (c.1616 – 1696) & Ann Spicer (c.1625 – after 1709)

Second Generation, Children of John Lake and Ann Spicer

|     (2) Daniel Lake (c.1650 – ?) & Alice Stillwell of Staten Island, NY
|     (2) Metje Jan Lake (1652 – ?)
|     (2) Margaret Lake (1652 – c.1686) & William Goulding (c.1650 – ?) of Gravesend, NY
|     (2) John Lake Jr. (c.1654 – 1729) & Neeltje Claessen (c.1653 – c.1699)
|     (2) Elizabeth Lake (1657 – ?)
|     (2) William Lake (c.1658 – 1717) & Sarah Jenkins (c.1675 – 1717) of Atlantic Co., NJ
|     (2) Michal Lake (c.1664 – ?)
|     (2) Martha Lake (c.1652 – bef. 1698)
.     .     m. 1) Obadiah Wilkins (c.1648 – c.1682)
.     .     m. 2) John Griggs (c.1662 – bef. 1731)

Third Generation: Children of John Lake Jr. & Neeltje Claessen

|     |     (3) John Lake (1688 – c.1754) & Martinah (c.1690 – bef. 1754) of New Brunswick, NJ
|     |     (3) Thomas Lake (c.1690 – 1765) & Jannetje Jane Stryker (1679 – bef. 1765)
|     |     (3) Nicholas Lake (c.1692 – c.1771) & Mary Johnson (1696 – ?) of Somerset Co., NJ
|     |     (3) Mary Lake (c.1694 – 1760) & Cornelius Vansyckle (c.1690 – ?) of Somerset Co., NJ
|     |     (3) Daniel Lake (1696 – c.1775) & unknown (c.1700 – after 1775) of Kingwood Twp., NJ

Fourth Generation:

|     |     (3) Thomas Lake & Jannetje Jane Stryker
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Lake (c.1710 – ?) & __ Betts (c.1705 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Ann Lake (c.1715 – ) & __ Aller (c.1710 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Thomas Lake (1718 – bef. 1767)
|     |     |     (4) Garret Lake (c.1720 – c.1787) & Sarah ( – bef. 1790)
|     |     |     (4) Winifred Lake (c.1726 – bef. 1765) & Hopewell Hull (1711 – after 1791)
|     |     |     (4) Ellen Lake (c.1725 – bef. 1765)
|     |     |     (4) John Lake (1728 – 1809) & Sarah Ann Robins (1736 – 1823)

|     |     (3) Daniel Lake & unknown
|     |     |     (4) William Lake (c.1722 – bef. 1781) & unknown
|     |     |     (4) Abner Lake
|     |     |     (4) John Lake (c.1723 – bef. 1797)
|     |     |     (4) Abraham Lake (c.1725 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Ann Lake (1746 – 1813) & Absalom Runyon (1733 – 1809)
|     |     |     (4) Timothy Lake (c.1740 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Thomas Lake Sr. (c.1740 – c.1793) & Margaret (c.1750 – bef. 1799)

Fifth Generation:

|     |     (3) Thomas Lake & Jannetje Jane Stryker
|     |     |     (4) Garret Lake & Sarah
|     |     |     |     (5) Jane Jean Lake (c.1755 – bef. 1817) & Capt. John Heath (c.1750 – 1827)
|     |     |     |     (5) Thomas Lake (1758 – c.1821) & Catharine Larew (c.1760 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Garret Lake (1777 – 1849) & Margaret Hann (1766 – c.1809)

|     |     |    (4) John Lake & Sarah Ann Robins
|     |     |     |     (5) Isaac Lake (1757 – 1825) & Elizabeth Godown (1763 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Thomas Lake (1758 – 1810)
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Lake (1760 – 1831) & Jacob Godown (c.1756 – 1831)
|     |     |     |     (5) Cornelius Lake (1762 – 1842)
.     .     .     .     .     m. 1) Mary Sergeant (1765 – 1813)
.     .     .     .     .     m. 2) Lydia Haines (1780 – 1856)
|     |     |     |     (5) Jane Lake (1764 – 1827)
|     |     |     |     (5) Azubah Lake (1766 – 1847) & John Buchanan (c.1740 – 1818)
|     |     |     |     (5) Ann Lake (1768 – after 1809) & Henry Shepherd (c.1778 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Margaret Lake (1770 – after 1850) & Henry Trimmer (1767 – 1850)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Lake (1773 – 1851) & Charles Sergeant (1760 – 1833)
|     |     |     |     (5) John Lake (1775 – 1851) & Ann Dilts (c.1782 – bef. 1860)

|     |     (3) Nicholas Lake & Mary Johnson
|     |     |     (4) Neeltje Eleanor Lake & Mattias Johnson
|     |     |     |     (5) John Johnson (c.1760 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Johnson

|     |     |     (4) Jacobus Jacob Lake & Styntie Christina Stryker
|     |     |     |     (5) Dinah Dyna Lake (c.1755 – ?) & John Heath (c.1750 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Lake (c.1765 – ?) & ___ Voorhees (c.1765 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Jacobus Jacob Lake & Arreantie Hubbard
|     |     |     |     (5) Garret Lake (c.1768 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) James Lake (c.1768 – after 1813)
|     |     |     |     (5) Catherine Lake (c.1774 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) John Hubbard Lake (1775 – 1824) & Charity Brewer (1778 – 1857)

|     |     |     (4) Sarah Lake & Hendrick Snyder
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Snyder (c.1750 – ?) & Gen. Aaron Hankinson (1735 – 1806)

|     |     (3) Daniel Lake & unknown
|     |     |     (4) William Lake & unknown
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Lake (c.1760 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) John Lake & unknown
|     |     |     |   (5) Mary Lake (1749 – ?) & Josiah Moore (1747 – c.1835)
|     |     |     |     (5) Ann Lake (c.1750 – ?) & Henry Burd (1745 – 1815)

|     |     |     (4) Ann Lake & Absalom Runyon
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Runyon (c.1762 – 1835) & Samuel Large Esq. (1752 – 1826)
|     |     |     |     (5) Anne Runyon (c.1764 – ?) & Elisha Jolley (c.1760 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Abner Runyon (c.1770 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Stephen Runyon (c.1770 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Jerusha Runyon (c.1775 – ?) & __ Coolbaugh (c.1775 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Thomas Runyon (c.1780 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Johnson Runyan (1782 – 1852) & Patience Mettler (1787 – 1868)

Sixth Generation:

|     |     (3) Thomas Lake & Jannetje Jane Stryker
|     |     |     (4) Garret Lake & Sarah
|     |     |     |     (5) Jane Jean Lake & Capt. John Heath
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Charlotte Heath (c.1775 – 1817) & William Archer Lair (1785 – 1857)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Catharine Heath (c.1776 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mary Heath (1777 – 1851) & Othniel Athniel Gordon (1774 – 1826)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Rhoda Heath (c.1780 – ?) & __ Smith
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Garret Heath (1786 – 1862) & Dinah Shearman (1787 – 1849)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) John Heath (c.1790 – ?)

|     |     |     |     (5) Thomas Lake & Catharine Larew
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Garret Lake (1775 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Margaret Lake (1776 – ?) & Daniel Larew (c.1768 – bef. 1840)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sarah Lake (1778 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Thomas Lake (1780 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mary Lake (1782 – 1857)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Daniel Lake (1785 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) William Lake (1786 – 1859) & Mary Jane Rounsavel (1785 – 1836)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Micah Markah Lake (1789 – ?) & Hezekiah Ezekiel Larew (c.1785 – c.1840)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) James Lake (1792 – bef. 1832) & Charity French
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Catherine Lake (1794 – ?) & Nathan Sutton (c.1795 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Othniel Lake (1796 – 1871) & Permelia Holcombe (c.1794 – 1874)

|     |     |     |     (5) Garret Lake & Margaret Hann
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Peter Lake (c.1790 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) John Lake (c.1791 – bef. 1830) & Susan Caul (c.1800 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Garret Lake (c.1795 – 1834)
|     |     |     |     |    (6) Parmelia Lake (1800 – ?) & Henry Hann (c.1800 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Thomas Lake (1801 – 1893) & Elizabeth Barrick (1796 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Margaret Lake (c.1802 – c.1844) & John Coleman
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Angeline Lake (c.1803 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Catherine Lake (c.1805 – ?) & William Neitser Weise (c.1805 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Jacob Lake (1808 – 1905)

|     |     |     (4) John Lake & Sarah Ann Robins
|     |     |     |     (5) Isaac Lake & Elizabeth Godown
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Margaret Lake (1784 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) John Lake (1786 – ?) & Sarah Wolverton (c.1795 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Abigail Lake (1788 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sarah Lake (1790 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Annie Lake (1793 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mary Lake (1793 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elizabeth Lake (c.1794 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Susan Lake (1796 – ?) & Joseph Housel (1780 – 1872)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Evan Godown Lake (1796 – 1859) & Margaret Moore Petty (1800 – 1892)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Thomas Lake (1800 – 1883) & Frances Housel (1807 – 1868)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Isaac Lake (1804 – 1825)

|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Lake & Jacob Godown
|     |     |     |     |     (6) John A. Godown (1787 – c.1848) & Abigail Robins (c.1805 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Isaac Godown (1788 – 1857) & Permelia Myers (1792 – 1870)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Polly Godown (1790 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sarah Godown (1792 – ?) & John Hice (1758 – 1832)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Evan Godown (1793 – 1871)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) James Godown (1795 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Rhoda Godown (1796 – ?) & Jonathan Reading Higgins (1792 – 1865)

|     |     |     |     (5) Cornelius Lake & Mary Sergeant
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Anna Nancy Lake (1792 – 1835) & Jonas Thatcher Jr. (1791 – 1852)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sergeant Lake (c.1797 – 1879) & Letitia West (c.1804 – bef. 1880)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Charles Lake (1806 – 1830)

|     |     |     |     (5) Cornelius Lake & Lydia Haines
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mary Lake (1817 – 1891) & Isaiah A. Moore (c.1815 – 1886)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Lydia Lake (c.1820 – ?) & Jacob Rounsavel (c.1818 – ?)

|     |    |     |     (5) Azubah Lake & John Buchanan
|     |    |     |     |     (6) Archibald Buchanan Sr. (1790 – 1819) & Delilah Sutton (c.1790 – after 1850)

|     |     |     |     (5) Margaret Lake & Henry Trimmer
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sarah Trimmer (c.1796 – ?) & Joseph Opdycke (1791 – 1846)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Asa Trimmer (1799 – 1861)

|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Lake & Charles Sergeant
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Hon. William Sergeant (1794 – 1865) & Elizabeth Trimmer (1799 – 1882)

|     |     |     |     (5) John Lake & Ann Dilts
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Thomas Lake (c.1805 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mary Lake (c.1807 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Isaac Lake (c.1808 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Jacob Lake (1807 – 1880) & Sarah Ann Ross (1817 – 1903)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Jane Lake (1812 – 1891) & John Fauss (1811 – 1881)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Nancy Lake (1816 – 1892) & John Sweasey (1817 – 1878)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Susan Lake (c.1820 – ?) & John Clawson (c.1820 – ?)

|     |     (3) Nicholas Lake & Mary Johnson
|     |     |     (4) Jacobus Jacob Lake & Styntie Christina Stryker
|     |     |     |     (5) Dinah Dyna Lake (c.1755 – ?) & John Heath (c.1750 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Lewis Heath (c.1770 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Margaret Heath (1773 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) Jacobus Jacob Lake & Arreantie Hubbard
|     |     |     |     (5) James Lake
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sarah Lake (c.1790 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Katherine Lake (c.1790 – ?)

|     |     |     |     (5) John Hubbard Lake & Charity Brewer
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Jacob Lake (1803 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elizabeth Lake (1806 – 1871)

|     |     (3) Daniel Lake & unknown
|     |     |     (4) John Lake
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Lake & Josiah Moore
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Jonathan Moore (1772 – 1840) & Sarah Hoppock (1775 – 1873)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Rhoda Moore (1774 – 1847) & Richard Slack Esq. (1773 – 1822)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elizabeth Moore (1775 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Abraham Moore (1778 – 1848) & Theodosia
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sarah Moore (1780 – 1863) & Neal Hart (1778 – 1837)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elizabeth Moore (1782 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elnathan Moore Esq. (1784 – 1856) & Mary Runkle (1779 – 1871)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Ann Moore (1786 – 1787)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Isaac Moore (1789 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Josiah Moore (1790 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Rachel Moore (1794 – 1876) & Jesse C. Reed (1793 – 1854)

|     |     |     |     (5) Ann Lake & Henry Burd
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Thomas Burd (1776 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Joseph Bird (1778 – 1830) & Elizabeth Dils (1777 – 1853)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) William Burd (1780 – 1855) & Ann Dilts (c.1772 – 1851)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) John Burd (c.1780 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |   (6) Henry Bird* (1786 – 1854)
.     .     .     .     .     .     m. 1) Anna Kyple (c.1780 – bef. 1850)
.     .     .     .     .     .     m. 2) Catharine Anna Bowman (1789 – 1862)

|     |     |   (4) Ann Lake & Absalom Runyon
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Runyon & Samuel Large Esq.
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elizabeth Large (1789 – 1862) & William Large King (1789 – 1869)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Thomas Runyon Large (1796 – 1869)

|     |     |     |     (5) Johnson Runyan & Patience Mettler
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Stanford Runyan (1812 – 1820)