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  • ID: I00678
  • Name: Samuel Schooley
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 FEB 1697/98 in Chesterfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey
  • Death: 8 FEB 1761 in Sussex Co., New Jersey
  • Reference Number: 376
  • Reference Number: A376
  • Note:
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    A Pioneer Schooley Family

    Author: May Schooley Ivey
    Call Number: R929.2 qS372

    Tracing back to Richard Scholey of Cadwekkm Bedfirdshire, England, this is a record of the
    Scholey-Schooley lineage in England and America.

    Bibliographic Information: Ivey, May Schooley. A Pioneer Schooley Family. Miami: The Franklin
    Press, (1941).

    CHAPTER FOUR

    SAMUEL SCHOLEY AND HIS FAMILY

    SAMUEL SCHOLEY AND AVIS HOLLOWAY

    Samuel Willson, Jr., was appointed by Kingwood Friends Meeting, to be Overseer of the Hardwick
    Meeting at Great Meadows. The early settlers were famillies named: Lundy, Willson, Schooley,
    Brotherton, Willets, Shotwell, Dyer, Buckley, Adams, and others.

    The records of the Chesterfield Meetings held the 10th of the 4th month, back in the year 1729, have
    the following minutes: "Our Friends Thomas, Williams and Samuel Schooley, and others, made
    application to this Meeting, that, whereas, their settlement being remote from Friends they request
    Friends approbation and consent to meet together at one of their houses every First Day of the week
    to worship God." The approbation was granted.

    Professor Moore of LeHigh University, editor of the Kingwood Records, said, "This is supposed to
    be the authority for the establishment of the Bethlehem-Kingwood Meeting."

    In the year 1751 Samuel Schooley is described in land Deeds as a resident of Hardwick. In that
    year his daughter Ann married Samuel Lundy. Both Ann and Samuel Lundy are recorded as "of
    Hardwick." From the book of Deeds E*2, p. 206, of the clerk's office at Newton in Sussex, is
    quoted below the deed dated 12th of March, 1751" in which the grantors are Thomas Penn, and
    Richard Penn, Esquires, and the grantees are Samuel Schooley and Samuel Willson, Jr., Joseph
    Willets and Joseph Lundy, all of Hardwick township, Morris County, Province of West Jersey,
    yeomen.

    This Deed conveys the title to a tract of land of 1250 acres lying in the township of Hardwick. This
    original Deed is filed with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.

    In 1756 the first Elders (the Hardwick Meeting) were appointed, and among them were Samuel and
    Avis Schooley." (From The Friends Meeting House at Quakertown" by Mary C. Vail.) The records
    of Bethlehem Meetings were kept at Chesterfield until 1744, then Kingwood became a Monthly
    Meeting and kept rcords for Kingwood, Hardwick, and Mendham until 1797 for the Friends.

    From several sources of information it has been confirmed that Samuel Scholey died in 1761. The
    Genealogical Society of Pa. Vol. 3, p. 112 to 134, published personal items from the "Friend," a
    Quaker publication from an item is quoted the following: "Samuel Scholey, 1697-1761,
    Kingwood." The item quotes from the Friend directly, Vol. 33, p. 45-6, "Samuel Schooley was born
    in the year 1691, of parents who were members of the Society of Friends and early settlers. He was
    educated with care. He was cheerful and pleasant in conversation, and of a sound and deep
    judgment, well grounded in the principles of truth. Although it was his lot to live mostly remote
    from Friends Meetings, amongst peoples of other societies, yet, the education of his children
    became his care and concern. Samuel Schooley was held in much

    esteem as an Elder of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting." His memorial closes: "He delighted much
    in the company of his friends and was well beloved by them, and others. He departed this life
    Second month, 8th. 1761, being nearly 64 years old."

    This means that Samuel and his brother-in-law, Holloway, were members of the Board of
    Freeholders of Hunterdon County, from Lebanon township.

    This Lebanon township of Hunterdon county, previous to the organization of Morris county in 1738,
    and possibly for some time thereafter, extending northward and included several of the townships
    made therefrom, now in the southwestern part of Morris county through which traverse Schooley's
    Mountain.

    A portion of this Lebanon township, previous to 1809, had been organized as Washington township
    of Morris county. In it was located the residence of Samuel Schooley, by the Mineral Springs many
    years before.

    A "Warrant from the Council of Proprietors" of the new Western Division of New Jersey, issued on
    the first day of August, 1809, required a "Resurvey of lands for James Schooley, son of Joseph, and
    a grandson of Samuel." These lands were "situate in the township of Washington, formerly
    Lebanon, in the county of Morris, formerly Hunterdon in the western Div. of N. J." The beginning of
    the survey was near the Mineral Springs about one mile and a half northeast from Samuel
    Schooley's former home, or residence." The return of this survey was made the 30th day of August,
    1809, and record is in Liber of Surveys, in the Surveyor-General's office at Burlington.

    Samuel Schooley, by a certain Indenture dated the first of June, 1732, granted to George Holloway,
    his brother-in-law, 130 acres of land situated in Hunterdon county on a ridge of little hills lying
    between the river or creek called Muskenobcong, and the south branch of the "Raritan River." This
    was about the time Schooley and Holloway were living on Schooley's Mountains. These mountains
    lie between the Musconetcong River on the west, and on the south branch of the Raritan River.
    (Vol. of Deeds Dept. of State of N. J.)

    About the year 1749, it is determined by the public and Friends meeting records, Samuel and Avis
    and their children, probably including Mrs. Simcock and her family, established a new home in the
    township of Hardwick; Ancient Hardwick, it was frequently called, then in Morris County.

    Their removal thence was from their former homes in Hunterdon Co. or from Schooley's mountains.
    Hardwick township at that time in Morris county, became a part of Sussex county in 1753, when it
    was organized. Here Samuel lived until the year of 1761, the date of his death. Here his children
    married and lived for various lengths of time. His widow survived his demise for more than a score
    of years. Samuel was buried in "The Burying Ground of the Hardwick Monthly Meeting of
    Friends's" which was used from 1735 to 1920. It is beside the road westward from Allamuchy to
    Johnsonburg, and is now enclosed by a stone wall.

    Concerning the family of Avis Holloway, who became the wife of Sam'l Scholey, Sr., but little has
    been found in public or church records. Her father, John Holloway, died when Avis was about aged
    18. The Holloways lived also at Chesterfield as early as 1708, or years before that. Samuel and wife are
    described as "of Bethlehem township, Hunterdon county, N. J." Several neighboring townships
    have been erected from the original township. The Quakers settlement was later known by the name
    of Kingwood in 1747. About the year 1859 the name was changed from Kingwood to Quakertown,
    by which name it is known up to the present date.

    Early in the year of 1726, presumably prior to his removal from Chesterfield north to the new
    settlement at Bethlehem, Samuel sold one-half of the tract of land of the old homestead of his father.
    He had inherited one hundred and eleven acres of the homestead. He conveyed title to Wm. Wood
    for one-half of same. The Deed recites that, "Thomas Scholey, yeoman, deceased, father of said
    Samuel, by will bequeathed to Samuel, one-hundred and eleven acres, being part of the Plantation
    whereon Thomas Scholey lived at the time of his death. (Vol. D. of Deeds, p. 102, Dept. of State,
    N. J.)

    An exhaustive search of the public records in the office of the Secretary of State at Trenton,
    confirmed the fact that the name of Schooley was given to the hills or mountains known by that name
    during the past two Centuries, because the first purchase there was made by Thomas Schooley, or
    Scholey, very soon after Stevenson acquired the lands. This tract of 350 acres or more, Thomas, by
    proviso in his will, directed to be sold, but in 1726 a few years after such sale was consummated,
    the same lands weer again owned by a Schooley, being bought that year by Samuel, his son. These
    earliest locations and ownerships by Thomas and his son, Samuel, of lands on the mountains seem
    to determine definitely that the name, SCHOOLEY'S MOUNTAINS, was given to that section
    because of them.

    Thomas Scholey, Jr., in 1729, became the owner of a large tract of land on Schooley's Mountains
    which he sold in 1733 to William Pew.

    William Scholey, son of Thomas, Sr., owned lands near Draketown, on the mountains.

    Samuel Scholey continued to own this tract of 350 or more acres from 1726 to 1745, when as his
    Deed expresses it, on the "22d. day of the month called April" Samuel Scholey, yeoman, of
    Bethlehem, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey, and his wife Avis, sold a "certain
    Plantation containing 190 acres" to William Henn, of Lebanon in said county. The next day a
    "Release" was passed between same parties for "190 acres, being the remainder of the 350 acres
    which Isaac DeCow, of Burlington, by Indenture, the 11th. of January, Anno. Dom. 1726, did grant
    to Samuel Scholey and his heirs and assigns in fee." (Vol. G. G. of Deeds, p. 438, Dept. of State of
    N. J.)

    An original survey was made on the 26th. of April, 1734, for Samuel Scholey by Joseph DeCow
    and covered a large tract of land on the mountains near his other holdings.

    From the History of Hunterdon & Sumerset counties" by Rev. George Mott, "Lebanon twp. Pioneer
    Records, Lebanon, March 17th. 1734,-- Election of Officers Schooley and Holloway, Freeholders.
    Samuel Schooley, George Malloat, Overseers of the Poor." Freeholders means the governing body
    of a county.

    In the early part of the year of 1726, Samuel had sold to William
    Wood of Chesterfield, a small tract of land which he had inherited from his father. (Vol. D. of
    Deeds. p. 102. Dept. of State, N. J.)

    In that year, the next after their marriage, Samuel and Avis became members of the Colony of
    Friends which was organized in, and then went from Chesterfield and other townships, up into the
    new country, in Hunterdon County. This county was organized as a new county in 1713, and
    covered all the country from the Falls of the Delaware northward to the state line. This Colony
    located and settled on the wide and open plains about twenty-five or thirty miles north of the Falls.
    This section and township was named Bethlehem. The trading place for this section now is
    Quakertown. Here, Samuel and Avis lived many years and raised most of the children of their large
    family of four sons and four daughters. Their children were:

    ASENATH, born 1727, and in 1744 married John Simcock, Jr., of Pennsylvania, at Bethlehem, N.
    J.

    ANN, born 1728, and in 1751, at Hardwick, married Samuel Lundy, later known as Judge Lundy.
    He was a son of Richard Lundy. Samuel and Ann were both of Hardwick.

    JOSEPH, born 1732; in 1755 married Sarah Brown at Chesterfield; daughter of Preserve Brown.

    JAMES, born 1732, in 1765 married Margaret . . .

    BENJAMIN, born 1733, in 1755, at Hardwick, married Martha Lundy, daughter of Richard Lundy,
    sister of Samuel Lundy.

    RACHEL, born 1736, in 1755 married Josiah Dyer, Jr., son of Josiah, of Plumstead, Pa.

    JEHOADEN, born 1739, in 1758 married Ebenezer Willson, son of Robert Willson and Mary
    Lundy Willson.

    SAMUEL, born February 16th, 1743, in 1766 married Margaret Brown Gibbon, widow of Nathan
    Gibbon, in Pennsylvania; later, in 1770, he married Elizabeth Willson, of Warren County, N. J.

    Historical writers assure their readers that among the families of Quakers who first settled on the
    wide and untimbered plain of Bethlehem were: "In 1730 or before, came Jacob Doughty,
    Stevensons, Kings, Rockhills, Emleys, Schooleys, Larges, Willsons, Williams, John and William
    Coats, from Chesterfield in Burlington Co., N. J., and from Bucks Co., Pa."

    Samuel Scholey was the active executor of the will of his father, Thomas Scholey, Sr., who died in
    1724. In his father's will was a direction to sell a tract of land designated therein at "three hundred
    and fifty acres I purchased of Thomas Stevenson." As such executor Samuel, his mother, and
    brother Thomas, Jr., owned and sold lands near Draketown, both places are in townships which
    continued as a part of Morris County.

    . . .joining, sold the said tract of 350 acres to Hon. Isaac DeCow, who owned adjoining lands. In
    the year 1726 and about the time of their effecting a home in the new settlement at Bethlehem,
    Samuel and Avis are the Grantees in a Deed from Isaac DeCow conveying to them the title to the
    same 350 acres of the Stevenson tract.

    SAMUEL SCHOOLEY and Avis Holloway were married on the 27th day of the third month (old
    style) May, 1725, at Chesterfield, Burlington county, New Jersey.
    Samuel was the third son of Thomas Scholey, Senior, and Sarah Parker, his wife. He was born at
    Chesterfield, February 25th, 1698 (old style of time.) He died in 1761 at his home in Sussex county,
    N. J., aged over 63 years. Avis was the daughter of John Holloway and Mary . . ., his wife, of
    Chesterfield. She died in 1785 at Newton, Sussex County, N. J., aged 83 yrs.

    Samuel died intestate. Avis left a will dated 1771; probated 1785.

    Relating to the marriage of Samuel and Avis, the following is certified from the Chesterfield
    Friends Monthly Meetings Records (Vol. A. p. 217) 2d. of 1st. mo. 1725, Samuel Scholey and Avis
    Holloway declare their intention of marriage. The 6th. of third mo. they declare intention the second
    time. The Chesterfield M. M. Records (Liber I. p. 49) contains the following autographed record of
    their marriage:

    "SAMUEL SCHOLEY--1725."

    Whereas, Samuel Scholey of Chesterfield and Western Division of New Jersey, and Avis
    Holloway, of the same place, having declared before several Monthly Meetings, of the people
    called Quakers, at Chesterfield, in the county of Burlington, aforesaid, according to the good order
    used among them whose proceedings therein after deliberate consideration thereof, and having
    consent of parents and relations concerned, nothing appearing to obstruct, were approved of by said
    Meeting."

    "Now these are to Certifie all to whom it may concern, that for the full accomplishment of their said
    intentions this twenty-seventh day of the third month, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven
    Hundred and Twenty-five."

    "They, the said Samuel Scholey and Avis Holloway appeared at a public meeting of the said
    people, and others at their public meeting house in Chesterfield, aforesaid."

    And the said Samuel Scholey taking the said Avis Holloway by the hand did in a solemn manner
    openly declare that he took her to be his wife, promising through the Lord's assistance, to be to her
    a loving and faithful husband until the Lord should please by death to separate them.

    And, moreover, the said Samuel Scholey and Avis Holloway (she according to the custom of
    marriage, assuming the name of her husband) as a further confirmation thereof, did then and there to
    these presents set their hands.

    And we whose name are hereunto subscribed, being among others present at the solemnization of
    the said marriage and subscription in like manner aforesaid as witnesses hereunto have also to
    these presents set our names, the day and year above written."

    Samuel Scholy--Avis Scholey.

    Richard French, John Sykes, John Abbott, Robert Murfin, John
    Scholey, Mary Holloway, James Holloway, George Holloway,
    James Pharo, John Taylor, William Taylor, John Bunting, Wm.
    Wood, Wm. Murfin, Sarah Scholey, Thomas Scholey, Hannah
    Scholey, John Scholey, Mathew Champion, Richard Lawrence,
    Benj. Busson, Isaac Cowgill, Robert Tudor, Samuel Shinn, Sarah
    Shinn, Elizabeth Scholey, Daniel Smith, Mary Smith, and eleven
    others.
    "10th. mo. 1763, at request of Friends at Paulinskill, a meeting is allowed to be held at the house of
    Avee Schooley." "12-10-1775, Meeting at Paulinskill directed to be held at home of Benjamin
    Schooley at Newton." (Kingwood records.)

    In the year 1765 the name of Avis Schooley is mentioned in a Deed to some lands as a "widow."
    An Indenture, dated the 25th day of October, in 1765, and given by Jonathan Hampton of
    Elizabethtown, Sussex county, N. J., as the grantor, and Avis Schooley of Newton, Sussex County,
    in the province of New Jersey, "widow," of the other part." For a consideration of "Proclamation
    Money," Hampton conveyed title to her for a "Lot of Upland and meadow situate in Newton, part of
    a tract surveyed for Governor Penn, running along lands owned by Asa Schooley. The reader
    should note the terms stated in this Deed: "Together with all and singular, the mines, minerals,
    ways, waters, watercourses, fowlings, fishings, huntings, powers, profits, commodities,
    Inprovements, Hereditaments, and appurtenances to the same belonging, or in any way
    appurtaining."

    This Indenture or Deed was acknowledged by Hampton, on the 20th of February, 1771, before
    Nathan Pettit, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Sussex County. (Deed Book A2-p. 205,
    Office of County Clerk at Newton, in Sussex.)

    The above tract of land was 20 years later, in 1785, by will of Avis Schooley, bequeathed to her
    son Samuel Schooley, Jr., and was by him conveyed to Samuel Lundy, formerly his brother-in-law.

    As far as can be reliably ascertained, Samuel Schooley died intestate. No mention of a will of his
    making can be found of record anywhere, but his widow Avis, made a will date "June the
    Twentyeth, Anno Dom. 1771.

    "I, Avis Schooley, of Newton, in the county of Sussex, and in the Western Division of the Province
    of New Jersey, being of perfect mind and memory and knowing the mortality of my Body, do make
    and ordain this my last Will and Testament.

    First, I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph . . .

    Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin . . .

    Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter, Ann Simcock . . .

    Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter, Avis Dyer . . .

    Sixthly, I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Schooley, all and every part of the remainder of
    my estate both real and personal, to be his, his heirs and assigns forever, and lastly I do make,
    constitute and ordain my son, Samuel Schooley my only and sole executor of this, my last will and
    testament. Signed, Sealed, Pronounced and Declared by the said Avis Schooley as her last will and
    testament by us the subscribers.

    Avis Schooley (seal) Witnesses.
    Isaac, Daniel, and Samuel Lundy.

    Avis died in the year 1785 at Newton. Samuel Lundy, aforementioned, was Judge Lundy, formerly
    the husband of Ann Schooley in her life time; she was the second daughter of Avis. George and
    Daniel were sons of Ann Schooley Lundy. Samuel Schooley, as sole executor, was "affirmed and
    qualified, 24th. of May, in 1785, at Newton."
    SAMUEL SCHOOLEY'S SONS
    JOSEPH, JAMES, BENJAMIN, SAMUEL, JR.

    Before passing to the next chapter some reader may be interested in learning about the other sons of
    Samuel the senior. The eldest of these was JOSEPH, who was born at Bethlehem (Quakertown) in
    the year 1730. In the year 1756, before the Chesterfield Friends Meeting, he married Sarah Brown,
    a daughter of Preserve Brown, Jr., and his wife, Mary French, of Mansfield, both places being of
    Burlington County. Sarah was born in 1737 and died in the year 1811. Joseph died in 1778.

    It appears that Joseph lived most of his life time in Burlington county, unlike his brothers who made
    their homes on the frontiers of Morris and Sussex counties. Joseph's and Sarah's family consisted
    of: James, who was born in 1757, married in the year 1786 Mary Roger, and died in 1826. Samuel
    was born in 1759. Martha was born in 1761. Mary was born the year 1762, married Isaac Thomas
    in 1780 at at Chesterfield. Their marriage was witnessed by Jonas Schooley. Among the witnesses
    to the marriage of James Schooley and Mary Rogers, were James Holloway, Joseph DeCow, and
    Sarah Brown Schooley.

    Joseph Schooley became the owner of large holdings of lands in the three counties aforementioned.
    (Joseph had a son John, born in 1769.)

    From old deeds it was ascertained that by trade or business, he was a "cooper." Preserve Brown
    made his will in the year 1759. It was proved in 1760 by his son Richard. In this will the testator
    bequeathed to his "daughter or Sarah Schooley, Land in Nottingham and houses and lots in
    Chesterfield."

    Joseph Schooley's name is mentioned as one of the trustees for a burial lot of one and one-half
    acres at Burlington, 28th. of 9th. Mo. 1770, as noted on page 57 of Vo. 24 of the Penn's Magazine of
    History.

    JAMES SCHOOLEY was born in Bethlehem township of Hunterdon county, N. J., in 1732. The
    records of the Kingwood Friends Meetings have a minute of James being conceded permission to
    marry. The date was the 8th of the 8th. Mo. 1765. His bride's name was not recorded. He died two
    years later in 1767. We have no record of any children of James and Margaret. The items
    inventoried in the settlement of his estate prove that he was a farmer and had lived near Newton in
    Sussex County. Margaret was appointed administratrix of his estate, but she "renounced" this
    appointment and in her stead his brother Samuel, Jr., was authorized and bonded.

    "Appraisements" were made by Jacob Lundy, Samuel Lundy and Benjamin Scholey.

    The report of the administrator mentions disbursements to the following persons, among other
    names: Avis, the mother of James, Josiah Dyer, his brother-in-law, William Schooley, his uncle;
    Asa Schooley, Samuel Lundy, Jr., Samuel Lundy, his brother-in-law; Ephriam Darby, and Samuel
    Willson.


    The third son of Samuel Schooley, Sr., was named BENJAMIN. He was born in the year 1733 in
    Bethlehem township (near Quakertown), Hunterdon County, West Jersey. The Kingwood Friends
    Records supply the information that in 1755 he married Martha Lundy at Hardwick. She was a
    daughter of Richard Lundy and a sister of Judge Samuel Lundy, who, in 1751 had married Ann
    Schooley, a sister of Benjamin. Samuel and Avis, his father and mother, signed as witnesses of the
    marriage of Benjamin and Martha.

    In 1763 Benjamin was living in Stillwater township in Sussex County. In 1775, Benjamin lived
    near New Town. Benjamin had a large family. He died in the year 1809. Martha was not living at
    the time of his death.

    Their children were:

    Elizabeth, born in Hardwick in 1757; married ..... White.

    Ann, born in 1759, married Jesse Dennis in 1781.

    Joseph, born in Newton in 1760, and married Susan Case in 1786.

    Martha, born at Newton in 1762, married Joseph Phillips.

    Benjamin, born at Newton in 1766.

    In Benjamin's will, which was dated at "Newton the 13th. of 11th. Mo. 1804," he avers he was then
    "advanced in years and infirm." His will was probated at Newton on the 26th of Dec., 1809. He
    refers in his will to only two of his children--Joseph, who was an executor of the same, and his
    daughter Martha, widow of Joseph Phillips. Benjamin was "buried at Sussex Court House," now
    called Newton.

    Among the Judgment Rolls for the years 1762-1769, with the records in the office of the County
    Clerk at Newton, is one--Benjamin Schooley vs. Richard Shackleton--Capias in case. A deed dated
    on the 16th of August 1786 was given to Benjamin Schooley by John Jay, Phillip Livingston, and
    John Rutherford, for a tract of land lying in Newton, township of Sussex County, on which was
    Schooley's Log House."

    (Book B. of deeds p. 185.)

    In the year 1793, Benjamin, a farmer, and Martha, his wife, conveyed title to a small lot in New
    Town, now Newton, to John Jay of New York City. This lot was described as "being part of the
    farm on which said Benjamin now lives and joins the farm of John Jay on which John Pettit lives."

    (Book B. of deeds, p. 359 of Sussex County Records).

    Dr. Cummins in his History of Warren County, New Jersey (Sussex included Warren until 1824),
    says, "The Quakers Settlement in Allamuchy township was made in 1745 (then called the Great
    Meadows, in Hardwick township.)

    Samuel Willson, Jr., was appointed by Kingwood Friends Meeting, to be overseer of the Hardwick
    Meeting (at Great Meadows.) The early settlers were families named: Lundy, Dyer, Willson,
    Schooley, Willets, Schmuck, Shotwell, Brotherton, Laing, Adams, Buckley, and Hoey.

    Francis Bazley Lee, in his "New Jersey as Colony and State" says: In the western part of the county
    (Morris) came the Schooleys and Budds from Burlington county, at Wantage, the Meddaghs, at
    Hardwick, the Dyers, Willsons, Lundys, and Hacketts."

    The "Great Meadows" comprised over six thousand acres along the Pequest River in what are now
    Hope, Independence, Allamuchy and Green townships of Warren and Sussex counties.

    "Johnsonburg, at first known by the name 'the log gaol,' is near the center of what was Old
    Hardwick. Before 1765 Johnsonburg was the seat of justice for Sussex County. The first families to
    settle in that section were Greens, Hunts, Shafers, Schooleys, Dyers, Willsons, Armstrongs and
    Lundys."

    History of New Jersey, by Barber & Howe.

    At the first Centenary celebration of the erection of Sussex County at Newton in 1853, the Rev.
    Joseph Tuttle in his address on that occasion said: "From 1753, when Sussex was organized, until
    1768 the county was without representation in the Colonial Assembly. No one was eligible as a
    representative who did not own at least one thousand acres of land or five hundred pounds sterling
    English money."

    In 1776 Sussex was represented in the new Republican Assembly of New Jersey, by John Cleves
    Symmes, Casper Shafer and Abia Brown, as stated in the above address of Rev. Mr. Tuttle.

    From Vol. 3 of the Jerseyman is quoted the following: Among the settlers on the large plantation
    holdings of Dr. Coxe, disputing his title to lands northeast of Quakertown, were William
    Oakes--200 acres, John Oakes--100 acres.

    From the lists prepared by William Emley in 1757 of claimants of lands on the road from Pittstown
    to Bloomsbury, in Hunterdon County, William Oakes, Isaac Oakes, Samuel Schooley, and John
    Oakes. In 1779 Isaac




    Father: Thomas Schooley b: ABT 1656 in England
    Mother: Sarah Parker

    Marriage 1 Avis Holloway b: 2 NOV 1706 in Chesterfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey
    • Married: 27 MAY 1725 in Chesterfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey
    Children
    1. Has Children Asenath Schooley b: 18 JUN 1727
    2. Has Children Anne Schooley b: 29 AUG 1728
    3. Has Children Joseph Schooley b: 19 JAN 1730/31 in New Jersey
    4. Has No Children James Schooley b: 1732
    5. Has Children Benjamin Schooley b: 24 JUN 1733
    6. Has Children Rachel Schooley b: 26 JUL 1736
    7. Has Children Samuel Schooley b: 16 APR 1743 in Bethlehem Twp, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey

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