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. They have been left out until I learn more about them.
The Kitchen Tree
This Kitchen family arrived in Hunterdon County in the early 1720s, and quickly became established. I’ve published this tree to support “Kitchen’s Mill,” my article about property in Sand Brook, Hunterdon County, owned by Henry Kitchen and his son Samuel.
The Aller Family
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.
This is a revised version of my Williamson Tree. The previous one was limited to the family of Cornelius Williamson, son of Willem Williamson & Mayken Wyckoff. I had planned to publish a separate tree for Cornelius’ brother William, as both of them lived in Hunterdon County, but have since realized that it is better to start the tree with their parents and include all their siblings.
(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.
Higgins Family Tree
This family tree should be considered a work in progress, as the Higgins family of Raritan Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey is large and complex, more than enough to work on without including Higgins family members who migrated west. They are for the most part left out.
Buchanan Family Tree
The Buchanan family begins in Hunterdon County 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. But one was enough–their son John left a family with a long history.
The Haines Family
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 Tree
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.