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From my book "Line of Descent of George Roger Gilbert"


From the MARTIN FAMILY genealogy by Coulter comes:

On the Dunn side, Sarah was descended as follows; Francis Drake and his wife, Mary, moved from Dover, N. H. , to Middlesex County, N. J. Their daughter __________Drake, married the Rev. Hugh Dunn, the first lay preacher of the First Baptists Church, of Piscataway, their son, Hugh Dunn Jr., married Elizabeth Martin, daughter of John Martin, Jr. and his wife, Dorothy Smith (she was the daughter of Richard Smith, of Newtown, Long Island, later of Piscataway.) Elizabeth Martin was the granddaughter of John Martin Sr. and his wife, Esther Roberts. Phineas Dunn, father of Sarah, was a son of Hugh Dunn 2nd and his wife Elizabeth Martin. However, the ancestry of Sarah Dunn is subject to proof of Bible records, which we have not yet been able to find.


In Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers' book "Early Germans of New Jersey" , on page 335 in the genealogy section can be found the following:


ROBERT DRAKE, b. Devonshire, Eng., 1580; d. Jan. 14, 1668; from Exeter, New England, rem. to Hampton, N. H., where he "entered his causion" about house and lands, bo't of Sam'l Peabody, in 1650, Mar. 15 ; selectman, 1654 ; will May 15, 1663; prob. Apr. 11, 1668. Mentions three children in his will with two dau's of his son, Nathaniel ( Jane and Rachel), and four of Abraham (Susanah, Mary, Elisabeth and Hannah.):

I. NATHANIEL, b. Devonshire, Eng., 1612; rem. Portsmouth ; on grand jury, 1656; selectman, 1691; m. 1 unknown; 2, Jane, wid. William Berry; had ch.: Rachel, and Jane, m. Willliam Wallace, Dec. 16, 1673.

II. ABARAHAM, b. Devonshire, Eng., 1620; rem. with his wife, Jane, to Hampton; had ch.: Susannah, m 1 (as 2d w.) Capt. Anthony Bracket of Falmouth; 2, Oct. 30, 1700, John Taylor of Hampton; Abraham, b. Dec. 29, 1654; Sarah, b. Aug. 20, 1656; Mary, b. Mar. 25, 1658; Elisabeth, b. July 11, 1660; Hannah, b. Oct. 14, 1662; Robert, b. Sept. 27, 1664.


IV. FRANCIS. (supposed to be a son of Robert, although not mentioned in his will) at "Portsmouth, N. H., 1661, where he is found on the grand jury, 1663; prob. rem. to N.J. soon after." (Savage's Geneal. Dict.): d. about 1687; m. Mary and had ch.:

(I) FRANCIS, d. Piscataway, will prob. April 27, 1733; m. Patience; had ch.: 1 Martha; 2 Rachel, m. 1733 Reune Runyon (son Vincent) , b. 1711; d. 1776; had 6 children, b. fr. 1735-46; 3. Betty; 4. Francis; 5. Benjamin; 6. James; 7. Henry; 8. Joseph, Jr., m. 1 Catherine Cheeseman; 2, Elisabeth Crow, 1754, Mar. 27.

(II) GEORGE, D. Piscataway, will prob. Nov. 8, 1709; m. Mary Oliver of Elisabethtown; had ch:

1. 1. ANDREW, m. Hannah Fitzrandolph (dau. of Joseph); d. Piscataway, will prob.
2. Dec. 2, 1743; had ch.: 1 Jeremiah, will prob. 1759, Piscataway, names Andrew, Jeremiah, Hugh, Ruth and Martha: 2. Edward, perh. from Piscataway to Washington Valley, and had Joseph, Jeremiah, Andrew, Mary, Catherine , Sarah; 3. David, will, Piscataway, 1747, names w. Sarah and ch. Susannah, Sarah, Mary, and bros. Jeremiah and Fitzrandolph Drake: 4. Joanna, m. a Manning; 5. Susannah, m. a Smalley; 6. Mercy, m. [Gershom] Lee; 7. Lydia; 8. Sarah; 9. Catharine.
4. 3. DAVID
5. 4. GEORGE
8. 7. MARY
9. 8. HANNAH
10. 9. DEBORAH

(III) REV. JOHN, d. 1739 (1740?) pastor Baptist Church of Piscataway until his death, also civil magistrate; m. 1 Rebecca Trotter, 1677; 2d and 3d wives unknown; will prob. April 7, 1740, names Benjamin, Isaac, Abraham, Samuel, Hannah (and her sons, Samuel and Jonas, executors), Sarah Fulson, Mary Davis, and grandchildren Abraham, John, Philip, Gershom.

1. JOHN (perhaps of Piscataway, will prob. May 30, 1751, names w. Ann, bro.-in-law Jos. Fitzrandolph and cousin Joseph Drake, Jr.)



4. JOSEPH, perhaps of Piscataway: will prob. Feb. 7, 1758, names wife Sarah and children, 1 Ephraim; 2 Reuben; 3. Timeon; 4. Imlo (Imla?); 5. Joseph.

5.BENJAMIN, perhaps of Hopewill, Hunterdon county; tax list, Hopewell township, 1722, "Ben. Drack, 200 acres; will prob. Aug. 30, 1763, names wife Hannah and children:

3. 3. HANNAH
5. 5. EDMOND perh. of Hopewell; will prob. June, 1767; exec. John and wife not named; had ch.; Nicholas, Catherine, Elisabeth; he names in will "my bro's Thomas, Nathan and Daniel."
6. 6. FRANCIS (not in will of Benjamin); will, Hopewill, Feb. 7 and April 17, 1753, names bro's Zechariah, Edmond and Daniel: half-sister Hannah and bro.-in-law Richard Evans
7. 7. THOMAS (called bro. in will of Edmond).
8. 8.DANIEL (called bro. in will of Edmond and Francis).

6. ABRAHAM, prob. of Roxbury, whose will dated there 1759, was prob. Newton, N.J., May 6, 1763, names four children below; in deed, 1761, Abraham and Deliverance sell 368 acres to Moses Tompkins, all of Roxbury and land also; bought 54 acres from Proprietors, 25 April, 1751, what is now the mill property at Drakesville; in 1819 this property, then belonging to Abraham and Jacob B. Drake, was sold by Sheriff to Abigail Young; m. Deliverance and had ch:

(1) ABRAHAM (deceased at time of father's will, 1759); had two children mentioned in their grandfather's will, viz"

(a) ABRAHAM, b. 1730, April 23; d. Feb. 7, 1806; bur. at Succasunna; will pr. Feb. 25, 1806; m. Anna Young (daughter of Morgan ?), April 17, 1763; had ch.; Jacob, "3d.", at first thought to be Jacob, who married Ellen and had child. bap. at Whippany, but this Jacob, was married as early as 1757, and therefore could not be the son of Abraham and Anna; probably b. 30 April, 1772, d. 27. Nov. 1843, m. Anna, b. 12 Feb., 1775, d. 8 Jan. 1837, both buried at Succasunna; William Y., m. Jane Cory; rem. 1806, from Drakesville to Ohio and from there to Illinois; had ch.; Elisabeth d. at 5; Charlotte, m. Cyrus Longworthy in 1814; Lewis, d. at 2; David A., b. 1 July, 1799, d. 6 Aug. 1849, m. Elisabeth Ogden (dau. of John O. of New Brunswick), had Jane, John O., James P., Charles S. C., Mary Ann, David M. C.; Sarah, m. James Patterson; Anna m. Robert Murphy; Morgan, died young; Catherine, m. Asa Gregg; Rachel L., m. Amariah Watson; Mary, m. first, Elisha Wood; second A. Clark; William C., m. first, Lucy Watson; second, Mrs. A. Longworthy; Morgan, b. Dec. 24, 1764; d. Nov. 3, 1806; will pr. Dec. 11; wife Sarah, no children; Elisabeth, m. first, Abraham Slack; second, an Easton, and lived in Peoria, Ill.; Caty.

(b) COL. JACOB, b. 21 April, 1732, at Piscataway; d. Sept. 1823, at 93; bot. 500 acres near Drakesville, 1789; m. first, Charity Young, b. 1744, d. 26 Oct. 1776, at 32; second, 13 Dec., 1781, Esther Dickerson (dau. Capt. Peter, and widow of George King); had one child by first wife and six by the second:

(aa) RACHEL, m. 10 Oct. 1782, Samuel Howell (s. of Chas.?)

(bb) CLARISSA, b. 23 Aug., 1783, d. 31 Mar., 1857, m. Ebenezer Woodruff.

(cc) SILAS, b. 10 April, 1790; had 3 children and went west.

(dd) the HON. GEORGE KING, b. 16 Sept., 1788, d. May, 1837; Judge of the Supreme Court, N. J.

(ee) PETER, b. 9 April, 1792.

(ff) ELIZA, b. 4 April, 1794, m. Jan., 1814, Dr. A Woodruff.

(c) HEZEKIAH owned land at Drakestown; had ch.;

(aa) SILVANUS,b. 1760, d. 24 Nov., 1824, m. Elisabeth Hilts (dau. of Anthony), b. 5 May, 1773, d. 24 Nov., 1824; res. Drakestown, Washington Twp., Morris Co., N.J.; had ch: Anthony, b. 3 May, 1792, m. first, Margaret Corwin: second, Annie Waldorf (wid. of Ezra Cary) by whom 2 ch., Silvanus, b. 1819 and Nelson H., b. 1 July, 1823, who m. Mary C. Wing; John, m. Amanda Salmon (dau. of Stephen); Elisabeth, m. John Budd; Hezekiah, m. Annie More: Millie (Miriam), m. John B. Stephens.

(bb) AARON, b. 15 Jan., 1765, d. 1824, m. first, a Hilts; second, Margaret Gulick, b. 13 July, 1783; had ch.: Hezekiah, m. first, Melinda Lake (dau. of Garret); second _____; John, b. 17 Aug., 1805, m. a Thorpe; Clarissa, b. 24 July, 1803, m. Samuel Stephens ( s. of Daniel); Eliza, b. 13 Oct., 1814, m. Wm. C. Hilts (s. of Samuel); Ebenezer Woodruff, b. 28 May, 1823, m. Margaret Lake (dau. of Jacob).

(d) SILAS, "SENIOR" (Silvanus or Slivester), b. 1737, d. at Hope Warren Co.; rem. to Hope from Drakestown, Morris Co., m. Mercy, b. 1742, d. 30 Jan, 1815; had ch.; Hezekiah, b. 1777, d. 1810, at 33; Miriam (or Millie), m. Caleb Swazey of Hope; a daughter, m. Jacob Swazey, and rem. to N.Y. State; perhaps others.


(f) MIRIAM, m. William Young.

(2) NATHANIEL, freeholder, Roxbury twp., 1741; licensed tavern keeper, July, 1743; his will, 13 Jan., prob. 2 May, 1778, in Sussex Co., names w. Ann and 4 ch.; the executors are Col. Jacob Drake, Jabesh Bell and John Besherer, all of Morris Co.; had ch.;

(a) NATHANIEL, his will, "Hardwick, Sussex Co." prob. 18 Feb., 1824, names brother John, sister Anne, Mary Mc Clennen, John Drake, Jr., Nathaniel Drake, Jr., Samuel Drake, Alexander Drake, Sarah Penny, Margaret Drake, Anne Wilcox, and George B. Drake; all prob. children of his brothers and sisters.

(b.) JOSEPH, b. 1761, d. 1813, m. first, Miss Desire; second, Mrs. Susannah Ayres; had ch.: Nathaniel; John; Sarah, m. a Penny; Martha; Alexander F.; Margaret, m. William Young; Mark L.; George B., b. 28 Sept. 1812, m. first, Mary Ann Potts; second, Sarah A. Crissman.


(d) JOHN.

(3) JACOB, who signs call to minister for Succasunna church 1768; prob. had at least one son:

(a) JACOB, m. Joan (Jane) Chambers, wid. of Moses Ayres (who d. 1750, Nov., and left five children);

(aa) SIMEON, b. _____, m. Mary Terry, had Esther (brought up by J. I. Cooper) and Simeon.

(bb) PAUL,b. 17 Jan., 1761, prob. d. Sept. 1828, m. first, Mary Luce, d. 2 April, 1792, m. 18 Sept. 1781; second, Lydia Hays, 7 Dec., 1792; had ch.; Miriam, b. 14 June, 1782, m. Burris Montanye; Sarah, b. 1 Oct., 1783; Elisabeth, b. 28 Nov., 1784, m. Sylvester Larison; Jacob, b. 23 May, 1786, m. ___Hann; Nancy, b. 4 Aug., 1787, m. Gilbert Youngs; Zephaniah L., b. 1 Feb., 1789, m. Mary M. Hart (dau. Capt. William); Paul B., b. 27 May, 1791, m. Hannah Runyon, had Sarah (m. Peter Bale), Fordham L and Catherine; Mary L., b. 20 Jan., 1792, m. Isaac Lyon.


(dd) FRANCIS, (writes from Goshen to his bro. Paul, 1806).

(ee) JACOB, JR., b. 10 Mar., 1763, d. 29 Mar., 1844, m. Phebe Mc Curry, b. 18 Oct., 1768, d. 1832; had ch.; Malcolm, b. 1 Aug., 1785, d. 17 Nov., 1792; Zephaniah, b. 3 Dec., 1788, d. 7 Nov. 1834, m. first, Ruth Faircloe (dau. of Isaiah), b. 3 July 1788, d. 8 June, 1825; second, Martha Halsey; Jacob, b. 1791, d. 1792; John, b. 16 Aug., 1796, d. 31 Aug., 1854, m. Mary Emmons (dau. of Nicholas); no children.

(ff) JOHN.

(gg) ELIAS.

(4) ELISHA, signs, 1768, with Jacob, the call to minister for Succasunna and Chester Pres. Ch.; prob. had ch.; Jacob, whose will "Roxbury," May 27, prob. 2 June, 1777, names three brother; John, Daniel and Elisha.


8. ISAAC, whose will, prob. Essex, 1759, names ch.: (1) Samuel. (2), Isaac. (3) Daniel. (4). Nathaniel. (5)Hannah, m. Geo. Lang.

9. REBECCA, perh. m. James Fitzrandolph ( s. of Joseph, who was born 1656)

10. JACOB.

11. EBENEZER, prob. the one who bought land of John Boynton on Schooley's Mountain near Drakestown, 16 June, 1757.

12.EPHRAIM, perhaps the one who bought the tavern lot at Pleasant Grove, Schooley's Mountain in 1768. An Ephraim bought land near Newton, Sussex Co., 14 July, 1768; perhaps removed from Andover to Sandyston, after the Revolution, and had son Benjamin, and grandson John.