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Budd, who died July 17, 1768, was daughter of
Philo Leeds, and by her he had nine children :

1. Philo, born December 14, 1736; died young.

2. .Anthony, September 27, 1739; died young.

3. Thomas, December 5, 1741, died young. 4.
Thomas, .-Vugust 3, 1744; died 1766. 5. Isaiah,
March 13, 1747. 6. Lavinia, April 2, 1749;
died 1838. 7. Ann, July 20, 1751. 8. Isaac,
May 19, 1754; see post. 9. Joseph, October,


(V) Isaac, son of Thomas (3) and Jemima
(Leeds) Budd, was born in Easthampton town-
ship, Burlington county, ]\Iay 19, 1754. died in
1823. He was a farmer by principal occupa-
tion, and like his father was an enterprising
and successful business man. He married
(first) Ruth \\'oolston, and after her death he
married Ann King. He had tliree children by
his first and seven by his second wife: i.
Lydia. 2. Thomas. 3. Jemima, married Rev.
.Solomon Sharp. 4. Isaac, see post. 5. Sam-
uel K. 6. John F. 7. Theodosia. 8. Ruth.
9. Sarah Ann. 10. Stacy W.

(\'l) Isaac (2), son of Isaac d) and .Ann
(King) Budd, was born in Pemberton, New

Jersey, June 6, 1788. died in 1845. ^^'^ father
gave him a good farm and his business life was
devoted to agricultural pursuits. He was a
member of the ^lethodist Episcopal church,
and in politics a Democrat. Mr. Budd mar-
ried (first! Mary Ann Hayes, by whom he
had six children. He married (second) Ann
llriggs, born 1791, died November i, 1859,
daughter of George Briggs, and by whom he
had three children. His children: i. William
H., married Eliza Haines; one child, Michael.
2. Rebecca Ann, born May 18, 1815 ; died June
30, 1820. 3. Ellen M., died September 26,
1852, aged thirty-seven years. 4. Margaret,
born February 7, 1818; married William S.
Fort. 5. Michael, born December 5, 1819; died
in Ottawa, Illinois, June 6, 1871. 6. Mary
Ann, died aged twenty-two years. Children
by second wife: 7. Alfred, born 1829; killed
by an accident in Pemberton, December 24,
1889. 8. Isaac Henry, born March 21, 1831 ;
died in Portsmouth, Iowa, December, 1892. 9.
Theodore, see post.

(VII) Theodore, youngest son and child of
Isaac (2) Budd, was born in Southampton
township, November 7, 1833. He received his
earlier literary education in public schools,
then attended the Pennington Seminary, but
was compelled by ill health to leave before the
completion of his course. He then turned to
farming pursuits, in which direction he has
been abundantly successful, having been a large
grower of cranberries for forty-five years,
during which time he has probably cleared and
made productive more swamp land than any
other man in the state of New Jersey. He was
one of the pioneer cranberry growers of the
state. He conducted the business of cranberry
culture with his usual energy, and when success
was achieved he divided his realty with his two
sons, thus securing their interest and co-opera-
tion in the management of a large estate. Mr.
Budd is also interested in public affairs and
lias been chosen to serve in various official
ca])acities. such as freeholder, member of the
township committee and member of the house
of assembly, having hekl the latter office during
four years. He was one of the incorporators
and first president of the Pemberton National
Bank, serving in the capacity of president at
the present time. He is also vice-president of
the Mt. Holly Safe Deposit & Trust Company.
In 1856 Theodore Budd married .\chsah,
daughter of Thomas and Beulah Edmands, of
Buddtown. Children: i. Isaac Watson, see
post. 2. Clifford E., see post.



(\TII) Isaac Watson, eldest son of Theo-
dore Budd, was born in Southampton township.
BurUngton county. New Jersey, January 8.
1858. He received his education in the schools
of Peniberton and the South Jersey Institute
at Ilridgeton. In 1878 he went to Illinois,
locating at Crescent City. lrcn|uois county,
where he engaged in mercantile business until
January, 1902, when he returned to Pemberton,
New Jersey, and engaged in cranberry grow-
ing, which line of work he has since followed.
He is a director of the Pemberton National
Bank. He married (first) June 22. 1880, Ida
E. Barber, of Crescent City, lllionis: she died
June 6. 1889. Married (second) January 12,
1892, .Alma Grace Cast, of Crescent City, Illi-
nois. Children of first wife: I. Homer T.,
born l''el)ruary T9, 1882; died in Pemberton,
[uly 10, 1891. 2. Bernice, born November 17.
1883: married Charles Brook Wallace, of
Moorcstown. New Jersey : one child, Charles
Brook W'allace, Jr. 3. Harriet, born June 14,
1885: married Horace Johnson; one child,
Robert. 4. Ada. born October 3, 1886; died
July I, 1889. Child of second wife: Gladys,
born June 22, 1893.

( \'"l 11 ) Clififord E.. second son of Theodore
I'.udd. was born in Southampton township,
I'lurlington count)-. New Jersey, February 26,
1 86 1. When eight years of age his parents re-
moved to Pemberton where he was reared. He
attended the schools of Pemberton and Hights-
town. New Jersey. He resided with his father
until his marriage, after which he settled on
the farm where he was born and engaged in
agricultural pursuits, making cranberry grow-
ing a specialty, in which line he has been highly
successful. He resided on the farm until 1894,
when he removed to Pemberton and now occu-
])ies one of the finest houses there. He was
for a number of years a director of the
h'armers' National Bank of Mt. Holly, and
since the organization of the Pemberton Na-
tional Bank has served as vice-president and
director. He is a member of Central Lodge.
No. 44, A. F. and A. M., of Vincentown. He
is indej)endent in politics. He married, Febru-
ary 2. 1887, iuiinia Hilton, born near Hartford,
New Jersey. January (■>. li^io. daughter of
Joseph and i lannah I Lippencott ) Hilton.
Children: I. Helen, born October 27, 1887,
died aged fifteen months. 2. Theodore H..
born September 28, 1889; graduate of the
Penn Charter .School, of Philadelphia, class
of I90(). 3. Ethel, born Februarv 13, 1891.
4. J. Norman, born November 18. i8()9: died
August 18. 1903.

The anti(|uary finds in the Isle
KAIGIIN of Alan, in the Irish Sea, and
only sixteen miles from the
mainland of Scotland much of interest that
dates back to times when names, deeds, and
even legends are unrecorded or mean but little
to the present generation. On this little island
but little more than twelve miles in breadth
and thirty-three miles in length are well pre-
served today ; Castle Rushen. probablv the
most perfect building of its date extant, found-
ed by Gothard, son of King Orry in 947, and
near are the ruins of Rushen Abbey, pictur-
esc|uely situated and dating from 11 54. Besides
these are numerous so-called Druidical remains
and Runic monuments scattered through the
island. To the painter the coast scenery from
.Manghold head on the east, passing south to
I'eel on the west, bold and picturesque views
present their temptations to the artist to stop
and study and imitate. Especially will he be
encliantetl as he reaches the neighborhood of
the Golf, where Spanish head, the south ex-
tremity of the island presents a sea front of
extreme grandeur. Here is a county unique
in history as well as in its grandeur of scenery
and well preserved ruins. Here the Welsh
kings ruled from the sixth century until the
end of the ninth century, when Harold Haar-
feger, the Norwegian adventurer, invaded and
dethroned the Welsh Kingdom. Tradition
tells of Orry the Dane effecting a landing in
the beginning of the tenth century, and being
adopted by the inhabitants as their king. He
is reputed to have been the founder of that
excellent and long sustained Manx Constitu-
tion .still in force on the island. Next come a
line of Scandinavian kings only broken by
Magnus of Norway when he ceded his right
in the island and in the Hebrides to Alexander
HI. of Scotland in 1266. At the close of Alex-
ander's life the Manx placed themselves under
the ]irotectiim of Edward I. of England, and
since that time they have had a constitution
and government of their own and a degree of
independence of imperial rule. The island has
its own Manx church, its own canons and an
independent convocation. It has produced
learned men and industrious and worthy immi-
grants who have carried with them sound ideas
of religious and political freedom. The name
Cain. Caine and Kaighn are truly Manx names,
and besides Hall Caine have others of the
nanie entitled to recognition.

( I ) John Kaighn. also written Kaighin and
Kaighan, came to .America from the Isle of
.Man. I-'ngland. before 1688. He apparently



came as a bound apprentice to a carpenter of
the name of Thomas Warne^ and landed in
New York and completed his term of indenture
in Perth Amboy, Monmouth county. East New
Jersey. The Archives of New Jersey give
him as living at the Spottswood's Middle
Brook, November 4, 1687, and on July 2, 1688,
as patentee of one hundred and forty-five acres
of land at Spottswood, South Brook, then un-
ap])ropriated land to be taken out of Thomas
\\'arne's property in Monmouth county, de-
scribing the patentee as "John Kaighen late
apprentice to Thomas Warne of ^Ionmouth
county, East Jersey," and again on July 7,
1688, "John Kaighin late of Monmouth county.
New Jersey, made deed to Robert Ray of same
county 145 acres at Spottswood South Brook."
The next record is made in Gloucester county.
West Jersey," made September 20-21, 1686,
when Samuel Norris conveyed to Robert
l''armcr a tract comprising two-sevenths of a
jjropriety granted by the trustees of Edward
Byllinge, situated in Gloucester county, and
surveyed b}- Samuel Norris in May, 1685,
lying and being on the east bank of the Dela-
ware river and secured by John Kaighn
through various purchases made by him from
divers owners or lessees between 1695 and
1725 until Kaighn owned and possessed a large
area comprising several hundred acres one
purchase made and deed secured December 14,
1696, of four hundred and fifty-nine acres and
thereafter known as Kaighns Point and now
the site of the city of Camden. We find John
Kaighn in Byfield, Bucks county. Pennsylvania,
working at his trade of carpenter when these
purchases and sales were made, and he prob-
ably lived in I'ybury, 1688-96. A grist mill
was established on the Newton township tract
and he took possession and built a house
thereon. He was married, 1693, to Ann,
daughter of William Albertson, of Newton
township, Gloucester county, West New Jersey,
and widow of Walter Forrest, of Bybury.
Bucks county, Pennsylvania, a miller by trade
and occupation. John and .Ann (.\lbcrtson)
(Forrest) Kaighn had one child .\nn, born in
Bybury, June 24, 1694. The mother died July
6, 1694, and the daughter died unmarried in
1715, according to a will executed October 22,
1715, of "Ann (Cain) Kaighn, daughter of
John of Gloucester county, bequeathing lands,
lots, house. &c. to her father, John Kaighn,'
and after his death to brothers John and Joseph
Kaighn." John Kaighn, the father, was exec-
utor of the will which was proved November
27. 1720.

John Kaighn executed a deed June 18, 1685,
to John \'ance near Salem, West Jersey, miller,
for three hundred acres near Salem, also a
grist mill on (jreat Mill Creek. In this deed
he is described as "John Kaighn of l:>yfiel(i,
Bucks county, Pennsylvania, late husband of
Ann, formerly widow of Walter Fforrest of
the same place, miller; and guardian trustee of
his daughter by said Ann: Ann Kaighin." This
property was deeded by John \'ance of
Brothers Forest, Salem county, March 26,
1701, to Thomas Killingsworth, of Salem
Town, gentleman, being the property bought
of John Kaighin, &c. &c. In 1696 John Kaighn
married as his second wife Sarah, widow of
.\ndrew Griscom, and sister of John Dale, who
lived in Newton township. .Andrew Griscom
flied possessed of a tract of land adjoining that
lately purchased by John Kaighn which was
also a part of the Norris survey, and in 1723
this property stood in the name of John Kaighn.
He built a house on his purchase in Newton
township. West Jersey, and it still stands in
Camden. By this second marriage John Kaighn
became the father of two sons: i. John (2),
born December 30, 1700. 2. Joseph, born De-
cember 4, 1702. The mother of these two chil-
dren died soon after the birth of Joseph, and
in 1710 he married Elizabeth Hill, of Burling-
ton, Burlington county. New Jersey, who had
no issue. Through a letter addressed "To
John Kaighn, Linener, in West New Jersey,
nigh on Delaware river side opposite to Phila-
delphia City America" his mother, Jane Kaighn,
then living at Kirk, Isle of Man, under date
August 26, 1702, informed him of the death
of his father and gave other famdy news.
(3n the same sheet John Kaighn wrote prob-
ably the unfinished copy of the letter he sent
in reply to which he stated that he had : "lost
two good and loveing wives in a few years'
time and had been left alone with two young
babes the youngest still at nurse." He was
made by legislative action one of the county
judges of Gloucester county in 1699, and he
served on the bench for three years. On
March 7, 1708, the Newton Meeting made him
a menilK?r of the board of trustees of the meet-
ing, and in 1710 he was sent to Trenton as a
representative in the state legislature. On
March 3, 1723-24, John Kaighn, of Newton
township, Gloucester county. New Jersey, made
his will in which he names his wife Elizabeth
and sons John and Joseph, leaving his house
and lot in Philadelphia to his widow and his
real estate in Newton township to his two
sons. His will was foiuid June 12, 1724, and



his personal property inventoried at £76-13,
the inventory being made at the house of de-
ceased. The date of his death, exce])t the year
(1724) is not know. Mis widow married John
Wills, of Haddonfield, New Jersey, in 1726.
(II) John (2), eldest son of John (i) and
Sarah (Dale) (Griscom) Kaighn, was bom
in Newton township, Gloucester county, New
Jersey, December 30, 1700. He inherited one-
half of the real estate left by his father, and
the next year after his father's death Joseph
conveyed to him all his interest in the real
estate devised to them and soon after John
reconveyed the entire homestead property to
Joseph, who afterward lived there. John mar-
ried Abigail, daughter of John Henchman, in
1732, and followed the trade of blacksmith for
several years, and late in life removed to a
farm on Newton creek, where he died in 1749,
and was buried in the old Newton graveyard.
The children of John and Abigail (Henchman)
Kaighn were born in Haddonfield, New Jersey,
as follows: i. Sarah, bom 1733, who inherit-
ed the Haddonfield estate. 2. Elizabeth, 1736.

3. Samuel, 1737, married 1768, Mary Gerrard.

4. John, 1740. 5. .\nn, 1744. Abigail (Hench-
man ) Kaighn married as her second husband
.Samuel Harrison, of Gloucester, about 1750,
and she sui"vived her second husband and died
in 1795 at the home of her son-in-law, Richard
Edwards, at Taunton Iron Works, Burlington
county, New Jersey.

(II) Joseph, second son of John (2) and
.Sarah (Dale) (Griscom) Kaigltn, was born in
Newton township in the house erected by his
father on Kaighn's Point, December 4, 1702.
I lis mother died soon after his birth, anrl he
was, with his brother John, with a nurse until
the)' were eight and ten years of age respec-
tively, when his father married and their step-
mother came into the family and assumed the
duties of a mother to the boys, and they were
brought up and given a good education. Joseph,
in the division of the ])roperty between the two
brothers, received from John the homestead,
and he continued to live there on the home-
stead, his brother removing to Haddonfield.
1 le married, in 1727, Mary, daughter of James
Estaugh. of Philadelphia, and niece of John
Estaugh, of Haddonfield. Joseph Kaighn
ma'le his will May 7, 1749, by which his estate
descended to his cliildren, naming their divi-
sion as follows: To James part of the estate
south of the lane ( Kaighn Avenue) ; to Joseph
part of the land south, and to John, Isaac and
Elizabeth the land north of the lane. The
testator died the same year in which the will

was made (1749), and his five children wert
all minors. The five children of Joseph and
Mary ( Estaugh ) Kaighn were born in the
homestead on Kaighn's Point as follows: I.
Joseph ((]. v.). 2. John, who studied medi-
cine and practiced in Newton township ; he
died unmarried when about forty years of age.
3. Isaac, who died before maturity. 4. James,
married Plannah Mason. 5. Elizabeth, mar-
ried Arthur Donaldson. Mary, the widowed
mother of these children, married (second)
Robert .Stevens, of Newton township.

(Ill) Joseph (2), eldest child of Joseph
( I ) and Alary (Estaugh) Kaighn, was born in
the homestead on Kaighn's Point, Gloucester
county. New Jersey, about 1750, and -after
receiving his portion of the estate of his father
he built a house known as the Ferry House, in
which he continued to reside, and which is
still standing, but is used for other than resi-
dential purposes. He married, 1767, Prudence
(Rogers) Butcher, a widow, and they had
four children born to them in the Ferry House :
William, Mary, John and Joseph, the youngest,
who alone of the four lived to a mature age.

( I\') Joseph (3), youngest son of Joseph
(2) and Prudence (Butcher) Kaighn, was
born at Ferry House, Gloucester county. New
Jersey, about 1768. He received a good edu-
cation and became prominent in town, county
and state affairs. He was a member of the
state legislature, both in the house of assembly
and in the council, being re-elected for several
terms by the \\ big party of which he was a
leader in the state. He was an early advocate
for granting a charter to build the Camden and
.\mboy railroad, and largely through his influ-
ence the charter was obtained and the road
built. He was a charter member of the board
of directors and held a directorship during his
entire life. He made up the gathering of inter-
ested citizens who went over the propo.sed
route before it was surveyed. In the legisla-
ture he was also an advocate for building a
state prison at Trenton, and a member of the
committee in charge of building the same. He
was the first to advocate a steam ferry be-
tween Kaighn's Point and Philadelphia, and
when the Federal Street Ferry Company was
organized he was made a member of the board
of directors. He died at his home at Kaighn's
Point, New Jersey, February 23, 1841. and his
.widow Sarah, daughter of Joseph Mickle, to
whom he was married in 1795, died the next
year. The children of Joseph and Sarah
(Mickle) Kaighn were born at Ferry House,
Camden county. New Jersey, as follows: i.



John M., married Rebecca, daughter of Ben-
jamin Cooper. 2. Charles, born February 30,
1806: married Mar\- Cooper, of Woodbury;
he was the sixth mayor of Camden, removed
to Philadelphia, and died there F""ebruary 19,
1868. 3. Wilham R., married Rachel Cole,
widow of Burroughs. 4. Mary, mar-
ried John Cooper, of Woodbury.

( 11 1 ) James, second son of Joseph ( 1 ) and
Mary ( Estaugh ) Kaighn, was born at the
homestead on Kaighn's Point, Gloucester
county, New Jersey, about 1752. His share
of his father's estate was north of the lane,
and he continued to live on the homestead. He
laid out his property in lots in 1812, and that
was the first plot so laid out, and now the
entire Kaighn estate is divided up and built
upon. The children of James Kaighn were
born at the homestead on Kaighn's Point as
follows: I. Isaac. 2. Mar\-, who died young.
3. John ((|. v.). 4. Elizabeth, married Jona-
than Kniglit, in 1797. 5. James. 6. Hannah,
married Benjamin Dugdale. 8. Sarah. 9.
Mary. 10. .\nn, 1795: died in 1880. 11. and
12. Charity and Grace (twins), both deceased.

(IV) John, second son and third child of
James Kaighn, was born in the homestead on
Kaighn's Point, Camden county. New Jersey,
about 1785, where he followed the occupation
of farming, as had his ancestors from the
time of the settlement of the Point and the
building of the homestead by his great-grand-
father, John Kaighn. He married Elizabeth
Bartrani, great-grandfather of John Piartram
(see I'.artram family following this sketch).
John and Elizabeth ( Bartram ) Kaighn had
eight children born at Kaighn's Point, Caniden
county. New Jersey, as follows : James, Joseph
(q. v.), John Elizabeth, Rebecca, Ann Mary,

(V) Joseph (4), second son of John and
Elizabeth (Bartram) Kaighn, was born at
Kaighn's Point, Camden county. New Jersey,
i8io. He was brought up on the homestead
farm and later in life worked a second farm
at Chew's Landing, where he was living during
his declining years and where he died. He
was a birthright member of the Society of
Friends, and he was married by Friends cere-
mony to Susannah, daughter of Jacob and
Rachel (Troth) Evans, and granddaughter of
Nathan and Sybella Evans, and of William
and Esther (Borton) Troth. Susannah Evans
was born twelfth month sixth day, 1813. The
children of Joseph and Susamiah (Evans)
Kaighn: i. Amos Evans (q. v.). 2. John,
born near Marlton ; died young. 3. Elizabeth,

born near Marlton ; died young. 4. Rebecca,
kirn at Chew's Landing: married Hamilton
Haines, of Burlington, New Jersey, and lived
near Haddonfield, where three children, Joseph,
Wilber and Bertha Haines, were born.

(\'I) Amos Evans, eldest child of Joseph
(4) and Susannah (Evans) Kaighn, was born
at Kaighn's Point, Camden county, New Jersey,
July 15, 1838. About 1840 the family removed
to Chew's Landing. He attended the district
school and Westtown Friends Boarding School,
and worked with his father on his farm at
Chew's Landing until 1868, when he carried
on the Hunt farm, adjoining Chew's Landing,
1868-76. He then purchased a farm near
Ellisburg, and in 1890 removed to Moorestown,
built a house and retired from farm life. He
was a birtliright member of the Society of
Friends, and a member and elder in Friends
Meeting at Moorestown, New Jersey. He mar-
ried, in 1867, Lucy, daughter of Samuel and
Elizabeth (Troth) Engle, of Medford, New
Jersey. Samuel Engle was born iith mo. 12th
1803, and his wife Elizabeth was a daughter of
Samuel and Edith (Lippincott) Nott. The
children of .\mos Evans and Lucy (Engle)
Kaighan were born at Chew's Landing, New
Jersev, as follows: i. Elizabeth Engle, born
March 7, 1870, married, October 10, 1901, Dr.
William Martin, of Bristol, Piucks county,
Pennsylvania, and their daughter, Edith Kaighn
Martin, was born July 3, 1905. 2. Joseph,
September 30, 1872, attended the district school
and We-sttown Friends Boarding School, was
a student at law in the office of Thomas E.
I'Vench, of Camden, was admittetl to the bar as
an attorney and as a councillor-at-law ; he is
( 11)09) living with his parents at Moorestown,
and practicing law in Camden, unmarried.

(The Bartram Line).

John Bartram, the "father of .American
botany," was born in Marple, Delaware county,
Pennsylvania, March 2^. 1699. He began his
studies with the purpose in view of taking up
the practice of medicine, but changed the
course to the science of botany as applied to
American plants. He began his work in classi-
fication early in life, and his botanical garden
was the first of the kind in America. He was
commended by Linnaeus as the most accom-
plished botanist of the world. His research
was made through long excursions in different
zones, and his collection was most rare. His
reputation in England was such as to com-
mand him to the Royal family and George HL
made him his .American botanist. The title of



the great work illustrates his versatile labors
and journeyings. It was published in 1/5 ^
and entitled "Observations on Inhabitants,
Climate. Soil, Rivers, Productions, Animals
and Other Matters Worthy of Notice, Made
by Mr. John Bartram in his travels from
Pennsylvania to Onondaga, Oswego and the
Lake Ontario in Canada."' He married, and
at least one of his sons left descendants but
not the one who evidently inherited his genius
as well as became the possessor of his collec-
tion and added to his accumulation of speci-
mens and followed out his projects of investi-
gation mapped out before he died, which event
occurred September 22, 1777. This son. Will-
iam Bartram, was born in Kingsessing. Penn-
sylvania. February 9, 1729. and was bred in
the botanical atmosphere in wdiich the father
had accomplished so great work and left so
valuable and tangible records of his accomplish-

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