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  • ID: I057820
  • Name: Elias Stillwell , Sr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 DEC 1663 in Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY
  • Death: ABT 1714 in Monmouth Co., NJ
  • Note:
    Source: Mr. Vernon A. Zeitler, "Upon the Shoulders of Giants."
    Lake Jackson, TX 77566.

    Source: Mary Jackson, "Searching for Elias [STILLWELL]," in Alice Stillwell's

    Stilwell/Stillwell, What the L" Newsletter, Issue 8, Nov-Dec 1987,
    page 11.
    "The STILLWELL GENEALOGY [by John E. Stillwell, MD] says Elias Jr's
    father was Elias, born about 1663, died 1713-1714 in NJ, son of Nicholas
    II and Rebecca BAYLES. It says that the name of his wife was unknown,
    but that she may have been a STANLEY. This account seems reasonable
    Elias Jr's grandson, John, son of John, said his grandfather came
    from NJ [Letter of Elias Jr's grandson, John, son of his son, John]:

    There is a will recorded in Monmouth County, NJ for an Elias
    STILLWELL who died about 1713, proved Nov. 30, 1715. It says he was
    of Middletown, but mentions no children [The Stillwell Genealogy, by
    John E. Stillwell, MD];

    The will of Nicholas II, who died 1715, leaves 25 pounds to the
    children of his son, Elias. This would SEEM to indicate that his son
    Elias had died before he, Nicholas, did, which would rule out the
    possibility that the Elias who married Anne BARBANK and was fathering
    children in the 1720's was the son of Nicholas II [The Stillwell
    Genealogy, by John E. Stillwell, MD];

    The will of John BAYLES, 1682, leaves 7 pounds to ELYAS STILWELL,
    sonne of Nicholas Stilwell and my daughter Rebecca, his wife,
    deceased. A study of all the sources listed on p. 4 reveals no other
    Nicholas who could have been married to Rebecca and fathered a son
    before 1682.

    The BAYLES family lived in Jamaica, NY, and Nicholas II is known to
    have lived, or at least owned property there. John E. Stillwell
    attributes the following entry to Nicholas II: 1676, June 14. John
    BAYLES, Jr of Jamaica, sold to Jonathan Stevenson, of the same place,
    his home-lot, orchard, etc., "that I bought of Nicholas Stillwell,
    now of Gravesend." [Jamaica records, cited in The Stillwell
    Genealogy, by John E. Stillwell, MD];

    The names Rebecca and Elias, names that continued in this branch of
    the family for many generations, may have originated in the BAYLES
    family. There were no STILLWELLS with either name to my [Mary
    Jackson? 1987] knowledge among the church records in England.
    Nicholas the emigrant had no known daughter named Rebecca, although
    some sources do suggest that he had a son named Elias, while others
    omit him. Although women named Rebecca married into the Stillwell
    family in the third and fourth generations, the BAYLES family could
    have been the only source for the name ELIAS. (The one exception to
    this is the Elias who married Anne BARBANK, the identity of and
    origin of whose name is unknown to me.)

    The name ELIAS was prevalent in the BAYLES family. Rebecca BAYLES
    had a brother with that name. In addition, there was an Elias
    BAYLIES in Setauket, where Rebecca's father lived from 1668-1674,
    after moving there from Jamaica. (After 1674, he returned to
    Jamaica.) A study of all the references listed at the end of this
    work shows that most of the STILLWELLS of this name [ELIAS] were
    born after 1700 and were probably of the fourth or fifth and later

    generations in America. Following is a description of the six
    earliest births given in these references:

    (1) Elias, son of Nicholas the emigrant, born 1657; married Sarah
    BRASIER in 1676 and had only one child, a daughter (listed in
    sources II, III, VI, and omitted in I, VII, and V).

    (2) Elias, born about 1663, died about 1713-1714, in NJ (listed in
    sources I and VII as being the son of Nicholas II and Rebecca

    (3) Elias, [born Dec. 13, 1685? The Stillwell Genealogy suggests
    that he was born about 1700], married Anne BARBANK, lived on
    Staten Island, had three sons, THOMAS, DANIEL, and JOHN, whose
    births are recorded in the Dutch Church records. These records
    can be found in source IV (listed in sources II, III, and V as
    the son of Nicholas II and Catharine, while source I and VII
    dispute it. Source I lists him separately, parents unknown.

    (4) Elias, Jr (subject of this article), born 1708, in NJ, died
    1792 in Fulton County [Note: Before 1850 this was part of
    Bedford County], PA who married Meriam EDDY (listed in source

    (5) Elias, son of Nicholas of Shrewsbury, NJ. According to sources
    II, III, and V, this Nicholas was the son of the emigrant's
    son, Daniel, but source I [The Stillwell Genealogy by John E.
    Stillwell] says he was the brother of Elias Jr. Some present
    day researchers believe he was the father of Rebecca STILLWELL
    who married Thomas HEADY in 1749 in Egg Harbor, NJ, who later
    lived in Fayette County, PA, and KY. There seems to have been
    a connection between the family of Rebecca HEADY and Elias Jr.

    (6) Elias, son of Richard, son of the emigrant's son, Daniel, died


    Source I: The Stillwell Genealogy, by John E. Stillwell, MD.
    Source II: The Stillwell Family, by Wm. H. Stillwell.
    Source III: Early Settlers of Kings County, by T. G. Bergen.
    Source IV: Historical and Genealogical Miscellany of the Settlers and
    Settlements of New York and New Jersey, by John E. Stillwell, MD.
    Source V: Memoirs of Nicholas Stillwell, by Benjamin M. Stillwell.
    Source VI: The Name and Family of Stil(L)well, compiled by the Media Research
    Source VII: Staten Island Lineage, by H. and K. Stryker Rodda.
    Source VIII: History of Tonoloway Baptist Church, by Harry Holman.
    Source IX: Letter of Elias Jr's grandson, John, son of his son, John."

    "Died 1715, Monmouth County, NY."

    Source: Cindy (Torres) OWENS, via Email: cindyo@staffnet.com

    Father: Nicholas Stillwell III b: ABT 1636 in Surry County, England
    Mother: Rebecca Bayles b: ABT 1643 in Jamaica, Queens County, New York

    Marriage 1 Ann Stanley b: 1670
      1. Has Children Nicholas Stillwell b: 3 SEP 1698 in Monmouth Co., NJ.
      2. Has Children Elias Stillwell , Jr. Esq. b: 1708 in Woodbridge, New Jersey
      3. Has Children Rebecca Abigail Stillwell b: 1708 in Monmouth County, New Jersey

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