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[1] J. P. Snell (ed.), History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey, pp. 735 & 736; New Jersey Wills, Liber A, page 330. Benjamin Morgan, Plan of Somerset Cty in the Province of New Jersey, 1766.

[2] Snell, pp. 562, 736 & 742; NJ Secretary of State’s Deeds, Book A-3, page 206; Benjamin Morgan, Plan of Somerset Cty in the Province of New Jersey, 1766; email communication, Ann Parsekian, June 17, 2002.

[3] Snell, pp. 562 & 736; NJ Secretary of State’s Deeds, Book A-3, page 208; East Jersey Surveys, Book S, page 206; Peter Wacker, Land and People, page 338; Secretary of State’s Deeds, Book A-3, page 208;

Alan Valentine, Lord Sterling, page 111.

[4] Secretary of State’s Deeds, Book A-3, page 206; The New York Mercury, No. 807, April 20, 1767, as quoted in New Jersey Archives, 1st Series, XXV, Newspaper Extracts, VI, 1902, page 350; Ann Parsekian, “A Preliminary Report on the Reverend Kennedy Parsonage Farm, Bernards Township, New Jersey,” p. 3.

[5] East Jersey Deeds, Book H3, page 301; Parsekian, page 3; Secretary of State’s Deeds, Book A-3, page 208.

[6] Snell, pp. 743 & 744.

[7]The New York Mercury, August 27, 1764, as quoted in New Jersey Archives, 1st Series, XXIV, Newspaper Extracts, V, 1902, page 407.

8 Snell, pp. 599, 743 & 748; O.M Voorhees,. “Samuel Kennedy of Scotland and Basking Ridge,” page 2; Peter Wacker, Land and People. A Cultural Geography of Pre-industrial New Jersey: Origins and Settlement Patterns, pp. 176-77. Biographical footnote on Rev. Samuel Kennedy, New Jersey Archives, 1st. Series, XXV, Newspaper Extracts, VI, 1902, page 350.

9 Snell, pp. 743 & 748; Geraldine Hutner, “MSNJ: America’s First and Oldest Medical Society,” Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 1984, 81(9), pp. 718-721.

10 O.M Voorhees,. Samuel Kennedy of Scotland and Basking Ridge, page 2; Dennis Bertland, “A Sketch History of Dr. Samuel Kennedy, Johnsonburg, New Jersey,” page 2.

[11] The New York Mercury, No. 807, April 20, 1767, as quoted in New Jersey Archives, 1st. Series, XXV, Newspaper Extracts, VI, 1902, page 350.

[12] The Pennsylvania Journal, June 19, 1776, as quoted in New Jersey Archives, 2nd Series, I, Newspaper Extracts, I, page 552; Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, page 381; New Jersey Tax Ratables, Bernards Township, May, 1778.

[13] Jay W. Thornal, “Colonel Ephraim Martin (1733-1806) His Wife or Wives,” Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. 58, pp. 16-18; “1st & 2nd Floors of the Van Horne house/11-11-43 M. Schneider

[14] The Pennsylvania Journal, June 19, 1776, as quoted in New Jersey Archives, 2nd Series, I, Newspaper Extracts, I, page 552; Heitman, page 381; New Jersey Tax Ratables, Bernards Township, May, 1778.

[15] Erskine Map “No 70. C,” the “Road towards Morristown past Baskinridge [sic] Meeting House…, 1779;” S. DeWitt, Contractions in the Jerseys 1 mile to the inch, Erskine Map 106A and 106B…, 1780.”

[16] Thonal, pp. 16-18; Parsekian, page 5.

[17] Minutes of the Provincial Congress and the Council of Safety of the State of New Jersey, 1879, page 197; Heitman, page 381; William S. Stryker, Official register of the officers and men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War…, pp. 26, 27 & 37]; New Jersey Gazette, December 2, 1778, as quoted in New Jersey Archives, 2nd Series, II, Newspaper Extracts, II, 1903, page 573. Anderson Berg, Encyclopedia of Continental Army Units, page 148.

[18] New Jersey Archives, 2nd Series, III, Newspaper Extracts, III, 1914, page 701; Public notice place by Ephraim Martin, Esq., Political Intelligencer, February 2, 1784, as quoted in Thomas Wilson, Notices From New Jersey Newspapers 1781-1790, page 186 New York Gazetteer, June 30, 1786, as quoted in Wilson, page 465.

[19] Mary Alice Quigley and Mary R. Murrin, “New Jersey and the Bill of Rights,” pp. 6 & 7.

[20] Edmund J. James, “Notes on the Baptist Church at Mount Bethel,” Somerset County Historical Quarterly, VII, pp. 118-19; “An Account of Colonel Ephraim Martin,” Somerset County Historical Quarterly, VII, pp. 233-34; NJ Tax Ratable, Bernards Township, Somerset County, 1778, 1784, 1788, 1789, 1790, 1791 & 1792.

[21] Ann Parsekian, “Col. Ephraim Martin c. 1733-1806,” page 1; Thornal, pp. 16-19; New Jersey Gazette, July 5, 1780, as quoted in New Jersey Archives, 2nd Series, IV, Newspaper Extracts, IV, 1914, page 486.

[22] Ann Parsekian, “Col. Ephraim Martin c. 1733-1806,” page 1; Thornal, pp. 16-19; New Jersey Archives, V, 1781, page 320; James, “Notes on the Baptist Church at Mount Bethel,” Somerset County Historical Quarterly, VII, pp. 118-19; NJ Tax Ratables, Bernards Township, Somerset County, 1778; NJ Wills 10112L; “An Account of Colonel Ephraim Martin,” Somerset County Historical Quarterly, VII, page 233.

[23] Snell, Freeman Stelle biography after page 738; John Littel, Families Records; or Geneaologies of the First Settlers of the Passaic Valley and Vicinity above Chatham…, page 403.

[24] Somerset County Mortgages, Book D, page 52; NJ Tax Ratables, Bernards Township, Somerset County, 1794; Siegel, Cemetery Records of Warren Township Somerset County New Jersey, no page.

[25] Snell, Ephraim R. Stelle biography after page 738; Somerset County Mortgages, Book E, page 131; NJ Wills, 10112S.

[26] NJ Wills 10112L; Somerset County Mortgages, Book D, page 52.

[27] Littel, 1851, page 403; Oliver B. Leonard, Outline Sketches of the Pioneer Progenitors of the Piscataway Planters, pp. 15 & 19; Siegel, Cemetery Records of Warren Township Somerset County New Jersey, no page; NJ Wills 3213R and 2389R; Somerset County Deeds, Book Q, page 178

[28] Alan A. Siegel, The Baptist Meeting House Cemetery and Church, pp. 15 & 16; US Census, Bernards Township, 1830; Somerset County Deeds, Book Q, page 178; “Additional Slaveholders’ List in Somerset,” Somerset County Historical Quarterly, VI, page 96.

[29] NJ wills 2389R; US Census, Bernards Township, 1830.

[30] NJ Tax Ratables, Bernards Township, Somerset County, 1797, 1892, 1803, 1805, 1806 & 1818; New Jersey Wills 2389R.

[31] New Jersey Wills 2389R.

[32] Ibid.

[33] Ibid., Somerset County Deeds, Book Q, page 178.

[34] New Jersey Wills 2389R; John Littel, A Map of Passaic Valley from Stone House Village to Chatham N. J…, 1845; J. W. Otley and J. Keily, Map of Somerset County, New Jersey, 1850.

[35] Ibid.

[36] Siegel, Cemetery Records of Warren Township Somerset County New Jersey, no page; US Census, Bernards Township, 1840.

[37] Siegel, The Baptist Meeting House Cemetery and Church, pp. 18 & 19.

[38] US Census, Bernards Township, 1850; Snell, page 738; Somerset County Historical Quarterly, VIII, page 61.

[39] US Census, Agricultural Schedule Bernards Township, 1850.

[40] Plainfield Gazette, July 18, 1850 as quoted in Somerset County Genealogical Quarterly, IV, page 339; New Jersey Wills, 3211R; “Commissioners Sale of Real Estate,…June 15, 1852” Somerset Messenger, July 23, 1852, page 3.

[41] New Jersey Wills, 3211R.

[42] Somerset County Deeds, Book N2, page 438; Snell, Ephraim R. Stelle biography after page 738 and page 747.

[43] “Commissioners Sale of Real Estate,…June 15, 1852” Somerset Messenger, July 23, 1852, page 3.

[44] Hubert G Schmidt, Agricultural In New Jersey, pp. 118-121.

[45] Somerset County Deeds, Book Q2, pp. 361 & 375, Book A2, page 82; Siegel, Cemetery Records of Warren Township Somerset County New Jersey, no page; D. J. Lake & S. N. Beers, Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia and Trenton, 1860; F. W. Beers, Atlas of Somerset County, 1873.

[46] US Census, Bernards Township, 1860 and 1870.

[47] US Census, Agricultural Schedule, Bernards Township, 1870.

[48] US Census, Agricultural Schedule, Bernards Township, 1880.

[49] NJ Wills, 6157R.

[50] New Jersey Death Registers, 1891-92; NJ Wills, 6157R ; “Judge Codington Succumbs at 81,” The Bernardsville News, January 24, 1935.

[51] Somerset County Deeds, Book F10, page 138, Book T11, page 466, Book W20, page 149 and Book P21, page 201; “Judge Codington Succumbs at 81,” The Bernardsville News, January 24, 1935; NJ [US Census, Plainfield, NJ, 1900 & 1920.

[52] Somerset County Wills, Book E1, page 200].

[53] Somerset County Inventories, Book W, page 136.

[54] Somerset County Wills, Book F1, page 344 Somerset County Inventories, Book W, page 201.

[55] Somerset County Deeds, Book X22, page 372 & Book 636, page 261.

[56] Ibid. Book 641, page 3168 & Book 970, page 123 & Book 976, page 235; Parsekian, “A Preliminary Report on the Reverend Kennedy Parsonage Farm, Bernards Township, New Jersey,” page 6; Ann Parsekian “Notes from Farmstead Tour with George Geier, Meg & Phil, July 31, 2002.

[57] Somerset County Deeds, Book 2029, page 856 & 860; Book 2262, pp. 156 & 178.

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