The Wolverton family of New Jersey began with Charles Wolverton and Mary Chadwick, who first settled in Burlington County in the late 1690s and came to Amwell Township as early as 1714, one of the very first families to settle in present day Hunterdon County. They quickly became one of the most prominent and widespread families in the County.

A primary source is The Woolverton Family, 1693-1850 and Beyond, in two volumes, by David A. Macdonald & Nancy N. McAdams, 2001, 2015. It is thorough, but a little hard to follow, so I have added the ID numbers from the Wolverton Genealogy, but also kept the generation numbers, in parenthesis.

This is not a complete family tree. My focus is on residents of Hunterdon County, so many of the Wolvertons who moved away are missing. One can only do so much. And to be honest, I am not completely confident about some of the families. People may be misplaced here; the tree is subject to revision. There is one important exception. I have included certain descendants of Gabriel and Catharine McMurphy Wolverton who figure prominently in my article “Wolvertons aka Kallikaks.”

First Generation:

(1) Charles Wolverton i (1660 – 1746) & Mary Leet Chadwick (1674 – 1741)1

Second Generation:

|     (2) 1, Charles Wolverton ii (1698 – 1761) & Margaret (c.1700 – ?)
|     (2) 2, Roger Wolverton (1700 – 1748) & Mary [possibly Fox] (1700 – bef. 1748)
|     (2)  Mary Wolverton (1702 – 1769) & George Fox ? (1700 – c.1754) see Fox Family Tree
|     (2) 3, Daniel Wolverton (1704 – 1783) & Ruth [Wright ?] (c.1705 – ?)
|     (2) 4, Isaac Wolverton (1706 – 1770) & Abigail [Heron ?] (c.1710 – ?)
|     (2) 5, Dennis Wolverton (1709 – 1774) & Elizabeth Pettit (1714 – 1783)
|     (2)  Dinah Wolverton (1711 – after 1779) & 1) Andrew Pettit (c.1716 – 1748);  2) Jonathan Furman (c.1700 – ?)
|     (2) 6, Joel Wolverton (1715 – 1795) & Elizabeth Robins [?] (c.1718 – c.1800)
|     (2)  Elizabeth Wolverton (1716 – 1807)2 & Richard Green (c.1712 – 1794) see Green Family Tree
|     (2) 7, Thomas Wolverton (1717 – 1759, not HC) & Mary Pettit (c.1720 – ?)

Third Generation:

|     (2) 1, Charles Wolverton ii & Margaret
|     |     (3) 1.1, Morris Maurice Wolverton (c.1730 – 1770) & Mary Margery Baker (c.1735 – bef. 1801)
|     |     (3) 1.2, John Wolverton (c.1735 – c.1773) & Elizabeth Wilson (c.1745 – after 1773)

|     (2) 2, Roger Wolverton & Mary Fox
|     |     (3)  Charles Wolverton (c.1730 – 1731)
|     |     (3) 2.1, Isaac Wolverton (c.1729 – ?) & Catharine, lived in Hopewell.
|     |     (3)  Rosannah Wolverton (after 1728 – ?)
|     |     (3)  Mary Wolverton (c.1730 – ?)
|     |     (3)  Sarah Wolverton (c.1730 – ?)
|     |     (3)  Dinah Wolverton (1738 – c.1787) & Francis Tomlinson (c.1730 – 1784)
|     |     (3) 2.2, Charles Wolverton (1742 – ?) & Mary Drake (c.1745 – ?)
|     |     (3)  Rosemond Wolverton (c.1745 – ?)
|     |     (3) 2.3, Roger Wolverton (1747 – 1778) & Martha Thatcher (1745 – 1818)

|     (2) 3, Daniel Wolverton & Ruth Wright
|     |     (3) 3.1, Daniel Wolverton (1739 – 1786) & Hannah Chamberlin (1741 – 1818)
|     |     (3) 3.2, Jacob Wolverton (c. 1742 – ?)
|     |     (3)  Mary Wolverton (c.1745 – ?) & George Smith (c.1745 – ?)
|     |     (3)  Jonathan Wolverton (c.1760 – ?) – not included in the Wolverton Genealogy

|     (2) 4, Isaac Wolverton & Abigail Heron
|     |     (3) 4.1, Isaac Wolverton (c.1750 – ?) & 1) Abigail Herrin; 2) Hannah Rose
|     |     (3)  Stephen Wolverton (1751 – 1826) & Mercy Cox (1750 – 1830)3

|     (2) 5, Dennis Wolverton & Elizabeth Pettit
|     |     (3)  Abigail Wolverton (1734 – 1763) & George Meldrum (c.1730 – c.1762)
|     |     (3)  Elizabeth Wolverton (1736 – 1760) & Francis Tomlinson (c.1730 – 1784)
|     |     (3) 5.1, Charles Wolverton (1738 – 1763) & Anna Jewell (c.1740 – ?)
|     |     (3)  Nathaniel Wolverton (c.1740 – 1760)
|     |     (3)  Andrew Wolverton (c.1745 – 1749)
|     |     (3)  Isaac Wolverton (c.1749 – 1749)
|     |     (3)  Mary Wolverton (1756 – 1840) & Gen. Daniel Bray (1751 – 1819)
|     |     (3) 5.2, Hon. Jonathan Wolverton (1754 – 1831) & 1) Mary Barcroft (1751 – 1804);
.     .     .     2) Mary (c.1780 – 1813); 3) Alice Beam (c.1775 – ?)

|     (2) 6, Joel Wolverton & Elizabeth
|     |     (3)  Jane Wolverton (c.1736 – 1790) & John Duckworth (1736 – 1771)
|     |     (3) 6.1, Joel Wolverton Jr. (1741 – 1804) & Anne Runyon (1763 – 1808)
|     |     (3) 6.2, Charles Wolverton (c.1743 – 1790) & Effie Naylor (c.1755 – ?)
|     |     (3)  Mary Wolverton (c.1744 – 1828) & Simon Duckworth (c.1740 – 1827)
|     |     (3)  Israel Wolverton (c.1748 – after 1770)
|     |     (3) 6.3, Andrew Wolverton (c.1750 – 1812) & Sarah Ann Stone (c.1760 – 1808), left H.C.
|     |     (3) 6.4, Gabriel Wolverton (c.1751 – 1804)
.     .     .     m. 1) Catharine McMurphy (c.1751 – 1852); m. 2) Abijah Paschall
|     |     (3) 6.5, Job Wolverton (c.1760 – 1830) & Martha Wood (c.1760 – 1860)
|     |     (3)  Amy Wolverton (c.1761 – 1790) & John Severns (c.1750 – ?)
|     |     (3) 6.6, John Wolverton (c.1769 – c.1815) & 1) Rebecca; m. 2) Mary Roney

Fourth Generation:

|     (2) 1, Charles Wolverton ii & Margaret
|     |     (3) 1.1, Morris Maurice Wolverton & Mary Margery Baker
|     |     |     (4) 1.1.1, John Wolverton (1755 – 1837) & Rachel Quinby (1753 – 1842)
|     |     |     (4)  Margaret Wolverton (1758 – 1803) & Silas Wilson (1754 – 1819)
|     |     |     (4)  Mary Wolverton (c.1760 – c.1770)
|     |     |     (4)  Abigail Wolverton (c.1765 – 1821) & John Kensall (c.1760 – 1828)
|     |     |     (4)  Sophia Zurviah Wolverton (1769 – 1862) & Samuel Cowdrick (1770 – 1842)

|     |     (3) 1.2, John Wolverton & Elizabeth Wilson
|     |    |     (4) 1.2.1, Charles Wolverton (c.1769 – ?) & Ann Kelley
|     |    |     (4) 1.2.2, George Wolverton (c.1771 – ?) & Amy Reading (1776 – 1856)

|     (2) 2, Roger Wolverton & Mary Fox
|     |     (3) 2.1, Isaac Wolverton & Catharine
|     |     |     (4) 2.1.1, Isaac Wolverton (c.1752 – ?)

|     |     (3) 2.2, Charles Wolverton & Mary Drake
|     |     |     (4)  Sarah Wolverton (c.1765 – ?) & [?] John Taylor (c.1760 – ?)
|     |     |     (4)  Rachel Wolverton (1766 – 1836) & Clement DuMont Bonnell (1766 – 1836)
|     |     |     (4) 2.2.1, Dennis Wolverton (1768 – ?) & Mary Saxton
|     |     |     (4)  Mary Wolverton (c.1770 – 1842) & Phineas Hull
|     |     |     (4) 2.2.2, Roger Wolverton (1773 – ?) & 1) Mary Huffman; 2) Mary Chamberlain
|     |     |     (4) 2.2.3, John Wolverton (1775 – ?) & Elizabeth Chamberlain
|     |     |     (4) 2.2.4, Isaac Wolverton (1777 – ?) & Lucretia Chamberlain
|     |     |     (4)  Osceola Wolverton (1778 – ?) & Samuel Foy
|     |     |     (4)  Elizabeth Wolverton (1783 – ?) & Amos Hixson
|     |     |     (4) 2.2.5, Charles Wolverton (1787 – ?) & Amelia Jane Polk

|     |     (3) 2.3, Roger Wolverton & Martha Thatcher
|     |    |      (4)  Lydia Wolverton (c.1765 – ?) & [?] Loman Sergeant (1763 – 1852) see Sergeant Family Tree
|     |     |     (4) 2.3.1, Amos Wolverton (1767 – 1870), m. 1) Mary; 2) Elizabeth
|     |     |     (4) 2.3.2, Charles Wolverton Sr. (1769 – 1844) & Mary Aller (c.1771 – 1834)
|     |     |     (4) 2.3.3, Samuel Wolverton (1771 – 1871), m. 1) Mary; 2) Elizabeth
|     |     |     (4) 2.3.4, Isaac Wolverton (1774 – 1846) left Hunterdon
.    .     .     .     m. 1) Jerusha Wilson (c.1775 – ?); m. 2) Lucretia Chamberlin (c.1780 – ?) doubtful?
.     .     .     .     m. 3) Ann Burket; m. 4) Mary L. Hubart
|     |     |     (4) 2.3.5, Rev. John Wolverton (1776 not 4 – 1822) & Rachel Aller (c.1775 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) 2.3.6, Richard Wolverton (1778 – ?) & 1) Sarah Kase; m. 2) Elizabeth Hackett

|     (2) 3, Daniel Wolverton & Ruth Wright
|     |     (3) 3.1, Daniel Wolverton & Hannah Chamberlin
|     |     |     (4) 3.1.1, Joel William Wolverton (1760 – 1814) & Sarah Gano
|     |     |     (4) 3.1.2, Joab Wolverton (c.1763 – ?)
|     |     |     (4)  Lucretia Wolverton (1766 – 1839) & Thomas Dawson (1770 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) 3.1.3, Levi Wolverton (c.1771 – ?) & __ Seavers
|     |     |     (4) 3.1.4, Lewis Wolverton (1769 or 1775 – ?) & Jane Forman
|     |     |     (4)  Rebecca Wolverton (c.1775 – c.1805) & John Myers (1759 – 1841)
|     |     |     (4)  Mary Polly Wolverton (c.1775 – ?) & Samuel Hill
|     |     |     (4) 3.1.5, John Wolverton (1781 – 1851) & Mary Hoagland (1781 – c.1881)

|     (2) 5, Dennis Wolverton & Elizabeth Pettit
|     |     (3) 5.1, Charles Wolverton & Anna Jewell
|     |     |     (4) 5.1.1, Nathaniel Wolverton (c.1760 – ?) & Parmelia Hudnut (c.1765 – ?)

|     |    (3) 5.2, Hon. Jonathan Wolverton & Mary Barcroft
|     |     |     (4)  Hannah Wolverton (1776 – ) & Jonathan Potter (1779 – 1832)
|     |     |     (4)  Elizabeth Wolverton (1778 – 1848) & Daniel Palmer (1776 – 1851)
|     |     |     (4)  Orpha Wolverton (1781 – 1865) & Pearce Moore (1781 – 1831)
|     |     |     (4)  Mahlon Wolverton (1783 – 1785)
|     |     |     (4)  Mary Wolverton (1786 – 1788)
|     |     |     (4)  Martha Wolverton (c.1788 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) 5.2.1, Dennis Wolverton (1790 – 1875) & Catherine Nixon (1790 – 1851)

|     (2) 6, Joel Wolverton & Elizabeth Robins
|     |     (3) 6.1, Joel Wolverton & Anne Runyan
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.6, Charles Wolverton (c.1781 – 1844) & 1) Cordelia Taylor; 2) Amy
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.1, Daniel Wolverton (c.1783 – ?) m. 1) Margaret Petty; 2) Mary Petty
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.2, Asher Wolverton (c.1785 -?) & Anna Kels
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.3, Mahlon Wolverton (1788- ?) & Mary Lake
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.4, Moses Wolverton (1790 – ?) & Ranchey Matthews
|     |     |     (4)  Elizabeth Wolverton (1791 – 1868) & John Salter
|     |     |     (4)  Mary Wolverton (1793 -?) & Adam Everitt
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.5, Aaron Wolverton (1795 – ?) & Sarah Kels
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.7, Joel Wolverton (c.1799 – ?) & Katherine Buckalo
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.8, Jonathan Wolverton (1802 – ?) & Catharine C. Voorhees

|     |     (3) 6.4, Gabriel Wolverton & Catharine McMurphy
|     |     |     (4)  Elizabeth Wolverton (1774 – 1863) & Robert Wolverton (c.1771 – ?) 1st cousin
|     |     |     (4) 6.4.1, John Wolverton (1776 – ?) & Elizabeth Roads (c.1780 – ?)
|     |     |     (4)  Sarah Ann Wolverton (1779 – 1865) & Robert Bonham (1779 – 1865)
|     |     |     (4)  Amy Wolverton (1780 – 1844) & Peter Aller (1776 – 1828)
|     |     |     (4)  Jonas Wolverton (1786 – 1840)
|     |     |     (4) 6.4.4, Joel Wolverton (c.1772 – 1802) & Mary St. Clair (c.1798 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) 6.4.5, Job Wolverton (1788 – 1864)
.     .     .      .      m. 1) Anna Housel (1791 – 1826)
.     .     .      .      m. 2) Catharine Rockafellar Servis (~1799 – after1870)
|     |     |     (4)  Rachel Wolverton (1791 – 1876) & Adam Bellis (1788 – 1850)

|     |     (3) 6.4, Gabriel Wolverton & Abijah Paschall
|     |     |     (4) 6.4.2, Gabriel Wolverton (c.1781 – ?) & Elizabeth Schamp (c.1780 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) 6.4.3, William Wolverton (c.1785 – ?)

Fifth Generation:

|     (2) 1, Charles Wolverton 2 & Margaret
|     |     (3) 1.1, Morris Maurice Wolverton & Mary Margery Baker
|     |     |     (4) 1.1.1, John Wolverton & Rachel Quinby
|     |     |     |     (5) 1.1.1.1, Samuel Wolverton (1779 – 1841)
.     .     .     .     .     m. 1) Mary Johnson (1788 – 1812)
.     .     .     .     .     m. 2) Elizabeth Wilson (1788 – 1836)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Mary Wolverton (1782 – 1817) & Joshua Opdycke (~1780 – 1854)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Sarah Wolverton (1784 – 1875)
.     .     .     .     .     m. 1) Joseph Stockton (~1765 – 1805)
.     .     .     .     .     m. 2) John King Stockton (1781 – 1850)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Martha Wolverton (1787 – ~1808)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Margaret Wolverton (1788 – 1883) & Asher Reading (1784 – 1864)
|     |     |     |     (5) 1.1.1.2, James P. Wolverton (1791 – 1871) & Mary Ann Sergeant (1798 – 1853)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Anna Wolverton (1794 – 1883)
.     .     .     .     .     m. 1) John Hoagland (~1790 – )
.     .     .     .     .     m. 2) Ambrose Barcroft Jr. (1793 – 1881)

|     |     (3) 1.2, John Wolverton & Elizabeth Wilson
|     |     |     (4) 1.2.2, George Wolverton & Amy Reading
|     |     |     |     (5) 1.2.2.1, George Wolverton (1799-?) & Edith Johnson (c.1785 – ?)

|     |     (3) 2.3, Roger Wolverton & Martha Thatcher
|     |     |     (4) 2.3.2, Charles Wolverton Sr. & Mary Aller
|     |     |     |     (5) 2.3.2.1, John Wolverton (c.1792 – ?) & Rebecca Stevenson
|     |     |     |     (5)  Elizabeth Wolverton (1793 – ?) & John Trimmer (1790 – bef. 1830)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Keziah Wolverton (c.1795 – 1867) & Elnathan Cowdrick
|     |     |     |     (5) 2.3.2.2, Job A. Wolverton (1796 – ?) & Mary Lanning
|     |     |     |     (5) 2.3.2.3, Dennis Wolverton (c.1800 – ?) & Nancy Allegar
|     |     |     |     (5) 2.3.2.4, Peter Wolverton (c.1803 – ?) & Anne Quick
|     |     |     |     (5) 2.3.2.5, Caleb Farley Wolverton (1809 – ?) & 1) Lucretia Bearder, 2) Amy Moore
|     |     |     |     (5)  Martha Wolverton (1811 – 1875) & William Moore (1814 – 1866)
|     |     |     |     (5) 2.3.2.6, Charles Wolverton Jr. (c.1814 – 1844) & Mary Ann Grassman

|     |     |     (4) 2.3.6, Richard Wolverton & Sarah Kase
|     |     |     |     (5)  Elizabeth Wolverton (c.1818 – ?) & Jacob Fauss p. 255
|     |     |     |     (5)  Sarah Wolverton (c.1821 – ?) & Wilson Hunt

|     |     |     (4) 2.3.6, Richard Wolverton & Elizabeth Hackett
|     |     |     |     (5) 2.3.6.1, William K. Wolverton (1826 – ?) & Abby Mulford Woodruff

|     (2) 6, Joel Wolverton & Elizabeth Robins
|     |     (3) 6.1, Joel Wolverton Jr. & Anne Runyon
|     |     |     (4) 6.1.6, Charles Wolverton & Cordelia Taylor4
|     |     |     |     (5) Lydia Wolverton (1804 – bef. 1879) & Henry J. Hoppock
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Wolverton & James DeWitt
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.1.6.1, Samuel Wolverton (c.1823 – ?)
.     .     .     .     .     m. 1) Margaret Ann Lewis, 2) Mary M. Taylor, 3) Phoebe L. Morgan
|     |     |     |     (5) Jane Wolverton (1828 – 1907) & Addison Mixter
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Wolverton (c.1829 – ?) & __ Brown
|     |     |     |     (5) Cordelia Wolverton (1839 – 1858)

|     |     |     (4) 6.1.1, Daniel Wolverton & Margaret Petty
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.1.1.1, Job Wolverton (1805 – ?) & Eleanor Peterson
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.1.1.2, Ebenezer Wolverton (1807 – ?) & 1) Elizabeth Rodenbaugh, 2) Ann Deremer
|     |     |     |     (5)  William Wolverton (c.1809 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.1.1.3, Asher Wolverton (1811 – ?) & 1) Mary Nailor, 2) Mary Creque
|     |     |     |     (5)  Margaret Wolverton (c.1812 – ?) & Silas Huffman
|     |     |     |     (5)  Mary Wolverton (1814 – ?) & 1) Carvel, 2) Eckman
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.1.1.4, Runyan Wolverton (1815 – ?) & Mahala Bunn
|     |     |     |     (5)  Rebecca Wolverton (c.1818 – ?) & George Fulper
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.1.1.5, Jonathan Wolverton (1822 – 1823)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Caroline Wolverton (c.1823 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) Jonathan Wolverton & ?
|     |     |     |     (5)  Alfred Wolverton (c.1832 – ?) & Sarah E. Davis (c.1843 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) 6.1.5, Aaron Wolverton & Susan Kels
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.1.5.1, Eli Wolverton (c.1823 – ?) & Delilah Besson
|     |     |     |     (5)  Amy Wolverton (c.1825 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Ann Maria (c.1829 – ?) & Joseph B. Cougle
|     |     |     |     (5)  Adaline Wolverton (c.1833 – ?)

|     |     (3) 6.4, Gabriel Wolverton & Catharine McMurphy
|     |     |     (4) 6.4.1, John Wolverton & Elizabeth Roads
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.1.1, William W. Wolverton (c.1803 – 1892) & 1) Ann Hoagland (1813 – 1858)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) 6.4.1.1.1, John Wolverton (1834 – 1906) & Emma Burroughs (1840-1883)
|     |     |     |     |     |     (7)  Malinda Wolverton & unknown
|     |     |     |     |     |     |     (8)  Emma Wolverton, aka Deborah Kallikak
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.1.1, William W. Wolverton & 2) Mary Scudder Foster (c.1839 – 1911)
|     |     |     |     |     |    |     (8) Nathaniel Wolverton (c.1868 – after 1885)
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.1.2, Jonathan Wolverton (1808 – ?)
.      .      .      .      .     m. 1) Sarah Ann Snook, 2) Mary Elizabeth Case
|     |     |     |     (5)  Catharine Wolverton (1811 – 1897) & Elias M. Rake (1808 – 1873)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Jane E. Wolverton (1814 – 1900) & John Hinkley
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.1.3, Mary Wolverton (c.1817 – ?) & Richard Arrison
|     |     |     |     (5)  Susan Wolverton (1821 – ?) & William Green
|     |     |     |     (5)  Ann Wolverton (1821 – ?) & George Jordy
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.1.4, George Wolverton (c.1822 – ?) & Bridget Mooney

|     |     |     (4) 6.4.5, Job Wolverton & Anna Housel
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.5.1, Andrew Wolverton (1809 – 1881) & Rebecca Dilts (1807 – 1896)
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.5.2, John H. Wolverton (1810 – ?) & Rebecca Alston
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.5.3, Joel Wolverton (c.1811 – 1871) & Lucinda Rockafellow
|     |     |     |     (5)  Ann Wolverton (1815 – 1862) & Jonas Bosenbury (1814 – 1865)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Mary H. Wolverton (1818 – 1901) & Philip Rockafellow (1817 – 1880)
|     |     |     |     (5)  William H. Wolverton (1826 – ?) & Amanda Lewis

|     |     |     (4) Job Wolverton & Catharine Rockafellar Servis
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.5.5, Asher B. Wolverton (1831 – after 1913) & Mary E. Naylor (~1839 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.5.6, Daniel R. Wolverton (c.1832 – ?) & Ann L. Goodfellow
|     |     |     |     (5) 6.4.5.7, Gabriel Wolverton (1837 – 1902) & Sarah Catherine Cole (1838 – 1927)
|     |     |     |     (5)  Clarissa B. Wolverton (c.1840 – ?) & Joseph B. Johnson
|     |     |     |     (5)  Caroline Wolverton (c.1842 – 1916) & George W. Higgins (~1839 – 1906)

Footnotes:

  1. Note that Mary’s father is probably not known, that her mother Elizabeth married Issac Leet, then John Chadwick, and finally John Dixon, apparently all after Mary was born.
  2. The Wolverton Genealogy suspects that Elizabeth might have been illegitimate.
  3. Not listed in the W.G.
  4. The Wolverton Genealogy had a much later birth date for Charles than I do. As far as I know he is the eldest child, not the 6th son. However, I also have a note that he was probably adopted. The W.G. had daughter Lydia attached to a different Charles.