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The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey

Since 1925, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey has published The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (GMNJ). Respected today as a national leader among genealogical publications, it is recognized as the preeminent resource for transcribed primary source material from New Jersey.

Three issue numbers of the GMNJ (together comprising one volume) plus an annual full name index are published each year. Current volumes are distributed GSNJ Members as a benefit of membership. Subscriptions (for institutions) are $40.00 per volume in advance.


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Recent GMNJ Contents

VOLUME 93 | NUMBER 1 | WHOLE NO. 314 | January 2018

JANE  FLETCHER  FISKE, FASG, Editor

Contents

EDITORIAL THOUGHTS: THE IMPORTANCE OF WINDOWS | Page 2

BIBLE AND FAMILY RECORDS, 2017 | Page 4

JOSEPH SHIMER, THE OLDEST RESIDENT OF MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP, SUSSEX COUNTY (IN 1908) | Page 5
Bette M. Epstein

DEPARTING VETERANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (continued)  | Page 18

TOO MANY JOHN SMITHS: JUDITH (OUTMAN) (SMITH) VINCENT (1688-CA. 1772) OF NEW YORK CITY AND MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AND HER DESCENDANTS | Page 21
Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, FGBS

THE EARLY SANDFORD FAMILY IN NEW JERSEY, REVISITED
PART 6: THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATIONS, DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SANDFORD (continued) | Page 34
Sharon Olson and Chris Schopfer

MERCER COUNTY GRAVESTONES:
HAMILTON SQUARE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD (concluded) | Page 46

NEW JERSEYIANS IN KEHL, PART 1:
DESPATCHES FROM THE AMERICAN CONSULATE IN KEHL, GERMANY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 1882–1906 | Page 57
Kenneth W. Heger, Ph.D.


VOLUME 93 | NUMBER 2 | WHOLE No. 315 | May 2018

JANE  FLETCHER  FISKE, FASG, Editor

Contents

EDITOR’S PAGE | Page 66

THE ELUSIVE LANA, WIFE OF ISAAC BUSH OF SOMERSET COUNTY | Page 67
Pamelyn P. Bush

GERMAN RECORDS IDENTIFY MISSING RELATIVES OF THEODOR LEONHARD (1818–1907) OF HALEDON, NEW JERSEY | Page 81
David Joseph Riley

SOMERSET COUNTY & ESSEX COUNTY
A WARREN TOWNSHIP LOST CHILD: DRAKE/DUNHAM DAUGHTER, 1815 | Page 86

THE EARLY SANDFORD FAMILY IN NEW JERSEY, REVISITED
PART 7: THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATIONS, DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM2 SANDFORD (continued) | Page 88
Sharon Olson and Chris Schopfer

SOMERSET COUNTY RECORDS OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR, BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP | Page 101

NEW JERSEYIANS IN KEHL, PART II
RECORDS OF THE AMERICAN CONSULATE IN KEHL, GERMANY: “THE POST FILES”, 1882–1917 | Page 106
Kenneth W. Heger, Ph.D.

DEPARTING VETERANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (continued) | Page 113

MORRIS COUNTY GRAVESTONES
JOHN HANCOCK CEMETERY, BOROUGH OF FLORHAM PARK | Page 116


VOLUME 92 — published in 2017 

JANE  FLETCHER  FISKE, FASG, Editor

Contents

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January (whole no. 311) 

BIBLE AND FAMILY RECORDS, 2016Page 2

THE SEARCH FOR MARY R. BELLAMY: NEW DIRECTIONS
Diane S. Dotsko | Page 3

SOMERSET COUNTY MARRIAGES AND DEATHS, 1828, FROM NEWSPAPER NOTICES
Fred Sisser III | Page 15

ESSEX COUNTY GRAVESTONES
FRANKLIN REFORMED CHURCHYARD, NUTLEY TOWNSHIPPage 21

AN UNRECORDED HUNTERDON COUNTY MARRIAGE, 1800
Contributed by Patti Christie | Page 30

NEW JERSEYIANS IN MANNHEIM, PART 1:
THE MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS VOLUMES, 1874-1917
Kenneth W. Heger, Ph.D. | Page 31

THE EARLY SANDFORD FAMILY IN NEW JERSEY, REVISITED
PART 3: SETTLEMENT IN UNSETTLED NEW JERSEY
Sharon Olson and Chris Schopfer | Page 36

MORRIS COUNTY GRAVESTONES
ROCKAWAY VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCHYARD, BOONTON TOWNSHIPPage 50

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May (whole no. 312)

IN MEMORIAM: THOMAS BRUCE WILSONPage 66

DISTINGUISHING AMONG NINE MEN NAMED LUCAS VOORHEES
William N. Stryker | Page 68

THE MISFORTUNES OF WAR.
Contributed by Pamelyn P. Bush | Page 82

NEW JERSEYIANS IN MANNHEIM, PART 2:
THE REGISTRATION OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, VOLUME 214, 1907–1917
Kenneth W. Heger, Ph.D. | Page 83

SUSSEX COUNTY GRAVESTONES
BRINK CEMETERY, WANTAGE TOWNSHIPPage 89

SOMERSET COUNTY MARRIAGES AND DEATHS, 1828, FROM NEWSPAPER NOTICES
Fred Sisser III | Page 95

THE EARLY SANDFORD FAMILY IN NEW JERSEY, REVISITED
PART 4: WILLIAM SANDFORD’S IMMEDIATE FAMILY
Sharon Olson and Chris Schopfer | Page 99

SUBSCRIPTION BOOKLET FOR THE
BOUND BROOK METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCHPage 116

SOMERSET COUNTY INDENTURESPage 118

MORRIS COUNTY GRAVESTONES:
ROCKAWAY VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCHYARD,
BOONTON TOWNSHIP (concluded)Page 121

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September (whole no. 313)

IN MEMORIAM: Roxanne K. Carkhuff | Page 130

THE GERMAN ORIGIN OF ANDREAS FLACH, OF FLOCKTOWN,
GERMAN VALLEY, ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
John Blythe Dobson, FASG, FGBS | Page 131

DEPARTING VETERANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONPage 136

SUSSEX COUNTY GRAVESTONES
HOUGH FARM BURYING GROUND, WANTAGE TOWNSHIPPage 138

NEW JERSEYIANS IN MANNHEIM, PART 3:
UNBOUND REGISTRATIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, 1915
Kenneth W. Heger, PH.D. | Page 140

ANTJE OR AELTJE? WHICH VANAERSDALEN MARRIED CORNELUS SEBRING?
Andrew L. Leath | Page 147

HUNTERDON COUNTY GRAVESTONES
ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP, EVERITTSTOWN METHODIST CHURCHYARDPage 153

THE EARLY SANDFORD FAMILY IN NEW JERSEY, REVISITED
PART 5: WILLIAM SANDFORD’S IMMEDIATE FAMILY (continued)Page 155

NOTES ON THE ANCESTRY OF BARNE COSENS
Sharon Olson and Chris Schopfer | Page 169

MERCER COUNTY GRAVESTONES
HAMILTON SQUARE BAPTIST CHURCHYARDPage 174

INDEX TO VOLUME 92Page 195

GMNJ Editorial Policy

January 2004—The current transition in editorship provides an excellent opportunity to review and publicize GMNJ’s editorial policy. Two overriding goals have prevailed throughout the history of the Magazine, both relating directly to the Society’s mission. First is the emphasis placed on publishing primary-source material. This has traditionally included gravestone inscriptions, Bible and family records, and abstracts of records of governmental bodies, religious institutions and local businesses. The need for an ongoing effort to make such vital resources available to the researching public is evident. GMNJ is, in fact, currently the only journal to regularly publish New Jersey primary-source material-genealogical or historical. The current editors therefore wholeheartedly reaffirm this long-standing policy. We will continue to focus on presenting such information as accurately and completely as possible. Records that are little known, relatively inaccessible or in jeopardy of being lost are of especial interest.

The second goal has been to strive for a geographically balanced journal. Editorial planning and article development will continue with this in mind. However, we note that other considerations apply. For one, early material with general coverage of an original county may also relate to descendant counties. Pre-1830s records with countywide coverage for “old” Gloucester, for example, will pertain to inhabitants of present-day Atlantic and Camden counties as well. We also observe that more developed areas may have produced greater genealogical documentation. While the editors strongly encourage abstracting for localities that might not be attended to otherwise, we nonetheless will consider all submissions of genealogically valuable New Jersey source material.

The new editors also welcome submissions of compiled genealogical accounts for publication. Such articles must rely predominantly on original research into primary sources. They should: a) address a family not sufficiently represented in available literature; b) solve a genealogical mystery or correct widely propagated misinformation; and/or c) identify the origins of a New Jersey progenitor. Good candidates for publication will extend through at least three generations and adequately account for all known descendants. Submissions will be evaluated by the Editorial Committee for thoroughness of coverage, source citations, and soundness of reasoning. Conclusions must be justified and any speculation clearly and fully qualified. Discussions of genealogical problems in need of further inquiry will also be considered for publication; please contact us at the earliest possible time relative to article development.

We invite our readers to assist us in carrying forward the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey‘s tradition of excellence. We seek both contributions and suggestions for potential articles. Please address related correspondence to: Editors—GMNJ, P.O. Box 1476, Trenton, NJ 08607-1476.

Information about preparing articles for publication, style guides, and lists of potential abstracting projects are available upon request.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!

— GSNJ Editorial Committee

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