The Rockafellar family is enormous, and not just in Hunterdon County. Like many of my trees, this one features branches of the family that I have come across in my research. But there are many others I know little about, so I apologize for the gaps.
Since most of the Aller family lived in the northern townships of Hunterdon County, I am not very familiar with them, and hesitate to publish this family tree. However, some Allers did live in East Amwell, Raritan and Delaware townships, so I hope that errors here can be corrected by knowledgeable Aller descendants. Especially confusing are the Peter and Henry Allers.
Although previous generations of Williamsons are known, the family of Cornelius Williamson and Grietje Gulick is the first generation to appear in Hunterdon County. Grietje Gulick was the daughter of Joachem Gulick and Jakementie Van Pelt of Somerset County, NJ. Cornelius Williamson was the son of Willem Williamson and Mayken Pieterse Wyckoff of Gravesend, NY. Most of his siblings did not settle in Hunterdon except for his brother Nicholas Williamson. However, the only child of Nicholas that had a family I am aware of is daughter Maria (c.1736-1798) who married Hendrick Gulick in 1754. And since I know so little about this family, I am leaving them off this tree. Another branch of the family to settle in Hunterdon was headed by Peter Williamson and Catherine Broach. That also is a family I have not thoroughly researched.
(1) Martin Johnson (1754 – 1828) & Anna Trout (1758 – 1812)
I have very little information on Martin Johnson before his first appearance in Amwell township in 1798 when he purchased a large farm along the Delaware River from John Vancamp. His father was probably Daniel Johnson of Cumberland County, who named son Martin in his will of 1757. Martin Johnson served in some capacity during the Revolution, and may have become acquainted with Amwell Township during that time. This possibility is reinforced by the fact that in 1779 Johnson married Anna Trout, daughter of Amwell landowners George Trout and Hannah Lequear. The Trouts were present in Amwell in the 1750s. Their daughter Anna was the oldest of 11 children.
This example of a Stockton family tree is very tentative. I have not done a lot of research on this family and expect to be making additions and corrections over time. My purpose in compiling this tree is to show how the family of Richard and Annis Stockton of Princeton, featured in my article “Aristocratical Stocktons,” connected with the rest of the Stockton family. I have underlined the names of those mentioned in that article.
Hunterdon County Descendants of Jediah Higgins & Hannah Stout
I have designated as the first Higgins generation the family of Jediah Higgins (born 1691 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, NJ) and Hannah Stout (born 1694 in Middletown, Monmouth County). Many of the eight children of Jediah and Hannah Higgins moved to Hunterdon. However, Jediah and Hannah both died in Kingston, Middlesex County, Jediah in 1772 and Hannah in 1779.
The Buchanan family in Hunterdon County begins with the Scottish immigrants, Samuel and Jane or Janet Buchanan, whose name was frequently spelled “Bohannon.” It is not known whether they had any more than one child. Only their son John left a family with a history that can be traced.
The Haines Family in America date back to the Quaker family that settled in Burlington County in the 1680s. By the early 1700s, one of them had found his way to Hunterdon County. His son bought a farm shortly after the Revolution on which the next four generations of Haines lived and thrived. Unfortunately, I was unable to make a direct connection between the Hunterdon Haines and the settlers of Burlington. I’m sure it can be done, though, with more research. I begin this tree with the first Haines in Hunterdon County.
The Carrell family of Hunterdon County begins with Daniel Carrell and Elizabeth Arnwine. Daniel was the son of James & Sarah Carrell of Tinicum, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was born there, but in 1809 he settled on land in Delaware Township, the same year that he married Elizabeth Arnwine, when he was in his 40s. For more information on the Carrells of Bucks County, see Ezra Patterson Carrell, The Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, his wife, Hatboro, PA, 1928.