The Cox Family and other Sussex County, NJ lines

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  • Name: Richard WESTBROOK 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 Jun 1743
  • Death: 13 Mar 1807
  • Burial: Old Clove cemetery, Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey 3
  • Note:

    Research by Dorothy Alvis:
    1806, Feb. 11 [same ref. as above] Westbrook, Richard, Sr., of Wantage Twp., Sussex Co., Will of- [briefly, DKA] Wife: Mary; Sons: Richard, Abia, Frederick; Daus: Melly Westfall; Naoma Decker; *Mary Vanauken; Sarah Decker; Charlotte Pallet and Margery Hoppaugh; and granddau.: Martha Havens. Executors: wife- Mary and George Backster. Wit: Lewis Adams, Jesse Randle; Ezekiel Dennis. Feb. 11, 1806- Cod; Inv.- 1807, Mar. 17. $3,426.96 amde by Jacob J. Decker and Evi Adams. Proved- Mar. 20, 1807. File- 1158S. [my ancestor *Mary VanAuken] .

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    Richard Westbook, died [13] March 1807, age 82Y 9M 12D. Buried Old Clove Cemetery, nr. Sussex, Wantage Twp., Sussex Co., NJ. [Ref: the Gen. Mag. of N.J., Vol VI, No.1, July 1930, p. 50- 'Sussex County Gravestones'. ]

    -please note that upon furthe inspection by Harold I. Van Auken, the age given in the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey is incorrect.
    His tombstone reads:
    Richard Westbrook
    Who Departed This Life
    Died March 1807
    62 years 9 months and 12 days.

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    Ref: "State of New Jersey, Index of Wills, Inventories, Etc.", In the Office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901. Vol. III- Sussex County: Westbrook, Richard, Sr. 1158S W & Inv. 1807 Inv. 1807; Westbrook, Mary 1193S Inv. 1806. Also: "Documents Relating to Colonial, Revolutionary and Post Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey; First Series- Vol XL, Calendar of Wills, 1806-1809, p. 368- 1808, Jan 23, Westbrook, Mary of Wantage Twp., Sussex Co., Inv. $873.58, made by George Backster and Abiah Willson. Sworn by Bowderwine Decker, Admr. Jan 25, 1808. File 1193S


    Marriage 1 Mary WILSON b: 13 Aug 1751
    • Married: 20 Apr 1770 4
    • Note:

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      Research by Dorothy Alvis:
      Richard Westbrook married 20 Apr 1770, by Rev. Thomas Romeyn [Ref: Minisink Valley Church Records] to Mary Wilson, d/o Andrew Wilson and Martha Forgerson; 13 Aug 1751 (where?); d. 20 Jan 1808,a ge 56Y 5M 7D. Bur. Clove Cemetery, nr. Sussex, Wantage Twp., Sussex Co., NJ [same ref. as husband] .
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    1. Has Children Naomi WESTBROOK b: 14 Jun 1772
    2. Has Children Mary WESTBROOK b: 22 Feb 1774
    3. Has No Children Sarah WESTBROOK b: Abt 1776
    4. Has Children Permelia WESTBROOK b: Abt 1779
    5. Has Children Charlotte WESTBROOK b: 30 Nov 1782
    6. Has No Children Margery WESTBROOK b: 1785
    7. Has No Children Frederick WESTBROOK b: 6 Jun 1789
    8. Has No Children Richard WESTBROOK b: 16 Dec 1790
    9. Has No Children Abia WESTBROOK b: 13 Jun 1796

      Author: J. Kelsey Jones
      Publication: R 2 Box 41P
      Millerton PA 16936
    2. Title: History of Sussex and Warren Counties
      Author: James P. Snell
      Publication: Everts & Peck 1881
    3. Title: Abstracts of the Sussex County Register Newspaper
    4. Title: Dorothy Alvis
      Author: Dorothy Alvis
      Publication: dka28 at

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