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.

There are other Kitchens who appeared in Hunterdon County, but I do not know if they were connected to Henry and his brothers or not. They are listed at the end of the page.

First Generation:

(1) Unknown Kitchen of Salem, Massachusetts ?

Most researchers identify the Kitchen brothers of Hunterdon (second generation) as sons of a John Kitchen of Salem, Massachusetts. However, I have not seen convincing evidence that the John Kitchen who did reside in Salem was actually the father of the three brothers.

Second Generation:

|     (2) James Kitchen (1679 – 1761) m. c.1725 Elizabeth Furman (1695 – 1776)
|     (2) Henry Kitchen (c.1690 – 1745) m. c.1720 Ann Wheeler (c.1690 – after 1748)
|     (2) Thomas Kitchen (c.1690 – 1764) m. c.1725 Sarah Lambert (c.1690 – c.1770)

Third Generation:

|     (2) James Kitchen & Elizabeth Furman
Information on this family is pretty scarce and may be incorrect.
|     |     (3) Benjamin Kitchen (c.1728 – bef. 1769)
|     |     (3) Thomas Kitchen (c.1729 – 1798) m. c.1768 Jane Bailey
|     |     (3) Hannah Kitchen (1742 – 1818) m. c.1760 John Eber Hartpence (1735 – 1801)
|     |     (3) James Kitchen (c.1742 – ) m. 1782 Ede Wells (c.1760 – )
|     |     (3) Isaac Kitchen (c.1743 – 1821) & Jerusha Fox (c.1748 – )
|     |     (3) Susanna Kitchen (c.1745 – ) m. c.1770 William Maxwell (c.1745 – c.1811)
|     |     (3) Mary Kitchen (c.1748 – )

|     (2) Henry Kitchen & Ann Wheeler
|     |     (3) Samuel Kitchen (c.1720 – c.1773) m. c.1740 Mary __ (c.1725 – 1805)1
|     |     (3) Wheeler Kitchen (c.1724 – 1785) m. c.1749 Mary Heath (c.1733 – 1792)
|     |     (3) Richard Kitchen (c.1727 – c.1765) m. Ann
|     |     (3) Joseph Kitchen (c.1728 – 1763) m. Mary Garrison (c.1729 – bef. 1774)
|     |     (3) Henry Kitchen (c.1730 – c.1822) m. Jane Robins (c.1740 – 1824)

|     (2) Thomas Kitchen & Sarah Lambert
|     |     (3) Ann Kitchen (c.1725 – after 1761)
|     |     |    m. 1) Vincent Robins (c.1723 – 1760)
|     |     |    m. 2) John Peters (c.1730 – 1763?)
|     |     (3) Hannah Kitchen (c.1727 – ) & William Barnes Sr. (c.1722 – 1785)
|     |     (3) Mercy Kitchen (c.1730 – )

Fourth Generation:

|     (2) James Kitchen & Elizabeth Furman
|     |     (3) Thomas Kitchen (c.1740 – 1798) & Jane Bailey
|     |     |     (4) James Kitchen (c.1769 – ) m. 1798 Amy Dalrymple (1780 – )
|     |     |     (4) Eliza Bailey Kitchen (c.1790 – 1834) m. 1829 William Egbert (1802 – 1885)

|     |     (3) Hannah Kitchen & John Eber Hartpence
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Hartpence (1764 – 1838) m. ___ Case (c.1760 – )
|     |     |     (4) James Hartpence (1765 – 1826) & Unknown
|     |     |     (4) John W. Hartpence (1767 – 1840)
|     |     |     (4) Isaac Hartpence (1768 – 1855)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Hartpence (1770 – 1835) m. c.1793 Zenas Lake (1770 – 1842)
|     |     |     (4) Elijah Hartpence (1773 – 1842)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) 1796 Anna Powers (1775 – 1812)
|     |     |     |    m. 2) 1816 Ellener Kester (1788 – 1859)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Hartpence (1775 – 1836) m. 1795 Daniel Everitt (c.1770 – bef. 1819)
|     |     |     (4) Anna Hartpence (1777 – )
|     |     |     (4) Thomas Hartpence (1779 – 1860) m. 1801 Leviah Sophia VanKirk (1782 – 1866)
|     |     |     (4) Kitchen Hartpence (1780 – 1859)
|     |     |     (4) Benjamin Hartpence (1784 – )
|     |     |     (4) Hannah Hartpence (1785 – )
|     |     |     (4) William Hartpence (1785 – )

|     |     (3) Isaac Kitchen & Jerusha Fox
|     |     |     (4) William Kitchen (c.1770 – )
|     |     |     (4) John Kitchen (1772 – 1840)
|     |     |     (4) Isaac Kitchen (1779 – 1846) & Margaret Mettler, left H.C.
|     |     |     (4) Thomas Kitchen (1782 – )
|     |     |     (4) Jerusha Kitchen (1794 – 1873) & Ezra Schamp (1770 – 1835)

|     |     (3) Susanna Kitchen & William Maxwell
|     |     |     (4) William Maxwell Jr. (1771 – 1844) m. Mary Magdalene (c.1775 – )
|     |     |     (4) George Maxwell Esq. (1774 – 1834)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) Naomi (1780 – 1826)
|     |     |     |    m. 2) 1830 Rachel Savidge (c.1800 – )
|     |     |     (4) Anna Maxwell (c.1780 – 1827) m. c.1802 George Dalrymple (c.1773 – 1854)
|     |     |     (4) Frances Maxwell (c.1782 – 1859)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Maxwell (1784 – 1868) m. 1804 Francis Sherman (1779 – 1854)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Maxwell (c.1785 – ) m. 1805 William Shearman (1781 – )
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Maxwell (c.1790 – ) m. 1812 John R. Larison (c.1789 – c.1879)

|     |     (3) Samuel Kitchen & Mary
|     |     |     (4) Margaret Kitchen (1742 – bef. 1799)2 m. 1767 John Rockafellar (1742 – 1832)
|     |     |     (4) Henry Kitchen (c.1745 – after 1799) m. 1770 Elizabeth Jewell (c.1750 – ), left H.C.
|     |     |     (4) William Kitchen (c.1747 – after 1799) m. 1779 Sarah Lee (c.1750 – ), left H.C.
|     |     |     (4) Mary Kitchen (c.1750 – ) m. Joshua Mott (c.1750 – after 1805)3
|     |     |     (4) Anna Kitchen (1751 – 1827) m. c.1767 Capt. Henry Rockafellar (1747 – 1841)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Kitchen (c.1753 – ) m. ___ Eicke (c.1750 – )
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Kitchen (c.1753 – ) & ___ Gardner (c.1750 – )
|     |     |     (4) Dinah Kitchen (c.1755 – bef. 1799) m. 1781 Malichi Russell (c.1760 – )
|     |     |     (4) Rebekah Kitchen (c.1757 – bef. 1799)

|     |     (3) Wheeler Kitchen & Mary Heath – I have very little information on this family
|     |     |     (4) Henry Kitchen (1750 – 1822)
|     |     |     (4) Andrew Kitchen
|     |     |     (4) Wheeler Kitchen Jr.
|     |     |     (4) Samuel Kitchen (c.1760 – )
|     |     |     (4) Richard Kitchen (c.1765 – )
|     |     |     (4) William Kitchen (c.1766 – )
|     |     |     (4) John Kitchen (c.1769 – )
|     |     |     (4) Ann Kitchen
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Kitchen (c.1775 – )

|     |     (3) Joseph Kitchen & Mary Garrison
|     |     |     (4) Rebecca Kitchen (1754 – )
|     |     |     (4) John Kitchen (1756 – 1818) m. c.1785 Susanna Bird (1766 – >1824)
|     |     |     (4) Esther Kitchen (1758 – 1830) m. 1778 Jesse Dalrymple (1756 – 1844)
|     |     |     (4) Joseph Kitchen (1763 – 1835) m. Catherine Gulick (1774 – 1858), left H.C.

|     |     (3) Henry Kitchen & Jane – I have no information on these children’s spouses
|     |     |     (4) Joseph Kitchen (c.1769 – )
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Kitchen (c.1796 – )

|     (2) Thomas Kitchen & Sarah Lambert
|     |     (3) Ann Kitchen & Vincent Robins
|     |     |     (4) William Robins (c.1740 – 1811) m. c.1780 Mary Hunt (c.1740 – )
|     |     |     (4) Obadiah Robins (c.1750 – )
|     |     |     (4) John Robins (c.1750 – c.1789) m. 1773 Elizabeth Green (1755 – 1793)

|     |     (3) Hannah Kitchen & William Barnes Sr.
|     |     |     (4) John Barnes (c.1750 – )
|     |     |     (4) Samuel Barnes Jr. (c.1755 – )
|     |     |     (4) William Barnes (c.1755 – ) m. Sarah Akers
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Barnes (c.1756 – ) m. Jacob Snyder (c.1750 – )
|     |     |     (4) Ruth Barnes (1758 – 1823) m. 1777 Amos Robins (1758 – 1837)

Fifth Generation:

|     (2) Henry Kitchen & Ann Wheeler
|     |     (3) Samuel Kitchen & Mary
|     |     |     (4) Margaret Kitchen & John Rockafellar
|     |     |     |     (5) Godfrey Rockafellar (1769 – 1814) m. 1794 Anne Gordon (c.1770 – c.1807)
|     |     |     |     (5) Samuel Rockafellar (c.1770 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Peter Rockafellar (c.1775 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Rockafellar (c.1778 – 1853) m. c.1793 John Buchanan Jr. (c.1772 – 1818)
|     |     |     |     (5) John Rockafellar Jr. (1779 – c.1811) m. 1802 Elizabeth Matthews (1788 – 1850)
|     |     |     |     (5) Henry Rockafellar (1781 – 1863) m. 1804 Susanna Sukie Taylor (1781 – 1835)
|     |     |     |     (5) William Rockafellar (1784 – 1853) m. 1804 Rachel Thatcher (1786 – 1870)
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Rockafellar (c.1788 – 1872) m. 1809 John Myers (1783 – 1859)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Rockafellar (?)

|     |     |     (4) Anna Kitchen & Capt. Henry Rockafellar
|     |     |     |     (5) Samuel Rockafellar (1768 – 1845), left H.C.
|     |     |     |     (5) Margaret Rockafellar (1770 – 1777)
|     |     |     |     (5) Charles Rockafellar (1772 – 1854) m. Charity Alpaugh
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Rockafellar (1774 – 1850)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Rockafellar (1776 – 1847) m. c.1795 John Peter Bunn (1770 – 1839)
|     |     |     |     (5) Rebecca A. Rockafellar (1781 – 1862) m. 1801 David Pinkerton (1775 – 1851)
|     |     |     |     (5) Henry Rockafellar Jr. (1784 – 1807) & Mary Race (1790 – 1873)
|     |     |     |     (5) David Rockafellar (1787 – 1869)
|     |     |     |     (5) Eleanor Rockafellar (1790 – 1874)
|     |     |     |     (5) Peter Rockafellar (1792 – 1872)
|     |     |     |     (5) Catherine Rockafellar (1794 – 1849) m. c.1815 David Apgar (1772 – )

|     |     (3) Joseph Kitchen & Mary Garrison
|     |     |     (4) John Kitchen & Susanna Bird, left H.C., no info on their children
|     |     |     |     (5) Joseph Kitchen (1786 – 1868)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Kitchen (1788 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) James G. Kitchen (1791 – 1868)
|     |     |     |     (5) Joanna Kitchen (1793 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Kitchen (1796 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Richard Kitchen (1798 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Edward Kitchen (1800 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Rachel Kitchen (1801 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Esther Kitchen (1804 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) John Kitchen (1807 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Susanna Kitchen (1810 – )

|     |     |     (4) Esther Kitchen & Jesse Dalrymple
|     |     |     |     (5) Joseph Dalrymple (1778 – 1866)
|     |     |     |     |    m. 1) 1802 Susan Dilley (1780 – )
|     |     |     |     |    m. 2) 1842 Amy Fox (1817 – 1847)
|     |     |     |     (5) Amy Dalrymple (1780 – ) m. 1798 James Kitchen (c.1769 – ), s/o Thomas
|     |     |     |     (5) John Dalrymple (1783 – 1863)
|     |     |     |     (5) James Dalrymple (1785 – 1865) m. 1808 Elizabeth McPherson (c.1786 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Dalrymple (1789 – ) m. 1810 William Aller Sr. (1782 – 1842)
|     |     |     |     (5) Erremiah Dalrymple (1792 – ) m. 1810 John Risler (c.1790 – bef. 1850)
|     |     |     |     (5) Hannah Dalrymple (1794 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Evan Dalrymple (1798 – ) m. 1834 Mary Godley (c.1805 – )

|     (2) Thomas Kitchen & Sarah Lambert
|     |     (3) Ann Kitchen & Vincent Robins
|     |     |     (4) William Robins & Mary Hunt
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Robins (c.1785 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Robins (c.1785 – )

|     |     |     (4) John Robins & Elizabeth Green
|     |     |     |     (5) Col. Jonathan Robins (1774 – 1867) m. c.1795 Mary Sharps (1776 – 1844)
|     |     |     |     (5) Robert Robins (1777 – 1856) m. Margaret Sharps
|     |     |     |     (5) Lydia Robins (c,1780 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Rachel Robins (c.1780 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Robins (1781 – 1857) m. Capt. Joseph Taylor (1776 – 1834)
|     |     |     |     (5) John Robbins (1784 – 1866) m. Abigail Cooley (1785 – 1845)

|     |     (3) Hannah Kitchen & William Barnes Sr.
|     |     |     (4) Ruth Barnes & Amos Robins
|     |     |     |     (5) Job Robins (c.1785 – ) m. 1777 Hannah Hart
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Robins (c.1787 – 1873) m. 1807 Joseph Robbins (c.1783 – 1858)

|     (2) James Kitchen & Elizabeth Furman
|     |     (3) Thomas Kitchen & Jane Bailey
|     |     |     (4) Eliza Bailey Kitchen & William Egbert
|     |     |     |     (5) Thomas Kitchen Egbert
|     |     |     |     (5) Isabella Egbert

Some Unconnected trees:

(1) James Kitchen (1765 – 1825) & Catharine Leonard (1772 – 1833)
|     (2) Azubah Kitchen (1794 – 1870) & Joseph Boss (1794 – 1860)
|     (2) Adam Kitchen (1798 – 1866)
|     |    m. 1) Phoebe Sebold (1804 – 1844)
|     |    m. 2) Margaret Worthington (c.1820 – )
|     (2) Thomas Kitchen (c.1800 – 1855)
|     (2) Urania Kitchen (1807 – 1879) & Amos Vanorman (1790 – 1849)
|     (2) Mary Kitchen (1809 – 1865)

|     (2) Azubah Kitchen & Joseph Boss
|     |     (3) Lavinia Boss (1817 – 1885) & Charles C. Emery (1815 – 1888)
|     |     (3) George L. Boss (1819 – 1904) & Ann Shepherd (1821 – 1901)
|     |     (3) James Boss (1821 – 1910) & Ann Elizabeth Heed (1823 – 1892)

|     (2) Adam Kitchen & Phoebe Sebold
|     |     (3) Whitfield H. Kitchen (c.1834 – 1913) & Catharine Rittenhouse (c.1836 – 1911)

|     (2) Thomas Kitchen & ?
|     |     (3) Catherine Kitchen (c.1835 – ) & Peter Alpaugh (c.1835 – 1874)

(1) Benjamin Kitchen (1789 – 1860), spouse unknown
|     (2) Benjamin Kitchen (1809 – 1885) & Mary C. Seamen (~1816 – 1890)
|     |     (3) David S. Kitchen (1839 – 1922) & Mary Jane Harris (1844 – 1925)
|     |     (3) Nancy Kitchen (1840 – 1881) & Jacob K. VanFleet (1836 – 1904)
|     |     (3) John Kitchen (c.1842 – ) & Jane Dunn (c.1840 – )
|     |     (3) Jane Kitchen (c.1844 – )
|     |     (3) Robert R. Kitchen (c.1846 – )
|     |     (3) William Kitchen (c.1847 – )
|     |     (3) Stewart W. Kitchen (1851 – 1931) & Amy Emma Allen (c.1853 – )
|     |     |     (4) Benjamin Kitchen (c.1872 – c.1937) & Hannah Gordon (1875 – 1956)
|     |     |     (4) Annie Kitchen (c.1875 – )
|     |     |     (4) Watson Kitchen (1879 – )
|     |     |     (4) Carrie D. Kitchen (c.1884 – )
|     |     |     (4) Scott A. Kitchen (c.1889 – )

|     |     (3) Lemuel Kitchen (1854 – 1920)

|     |     (3) Sylvester R. Kitchen (1855 – 1899)
|     |     |     m. 1) Caroline W. (1856 – 1888)
|     |     |     m. 2) Crissie Fields Wyckoff Johnson (1869 – 1907)

Other Unknown Kitchens:

  • William Kitchen (c.1700-) m. 1) Rebecca Wells; 2) Martha Van Buskirk; son Thomas b. 1723 Solebury had 4 children, daughter Sarah m. George Wall, Esq. An Ancestry family tree states whe was the daughter of Samuel & Mary Kitchen, but that Sarah married an Eick, and was born in the early 1750s.
  • William Kitchen (1761-1813), m. Alice Beam and removed to Ontario. There is some thought he might have been the son of Samuel and Mary, but I believe he was born too late.
  • A Jonathan P. Kitchen died intestate in 1816.
  • A man named Kitchen was married to Phebe Pidcock (c.1780-?), daughter of Jonathan Pidcock (c.1729-c.1812).
  • Catharine Kitchen (c.1780 – ), m. 1801 Solomon Rake
  • Thomas Kitchen, died 1856, age 70 (b.c. 1785)
  • A Rebecca Kitchen, b. c. 1805, was married in 1829 to Samuel Bailey

Thanks to Kitchen descendants who have contacted me after this tree was first published. I have been gradually adding to the tree as a result.

Footnotes:

  1. Researchers have claimed that Samuel’s wife was Mary Garrison, but I believe that Mary Garrison, daughter of John Garrison and Hannah Oliphant, was married to Joseph Kitchen, not Samuel.
  2. Margaret’s mother Mary wrote her will on Oct. 4, 1799 naming her children; Margaret Kitchen was not named.
  3. Mott was named Mary Kitchen’s executor in 1799, and was alive when her will was proved in 1805.