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Sixth Pennsylvania, Continental Line, October 12,



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1776 ; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, November
16, 1776 ; Commissary-General of Prisoners, with the
rank of Colonel, Continental Army, May 28, 1778 ;
resigned March 31, 1780 ; Delegate to the Continental
Congress, 1783 to 1785 ; member of State Convention,
1787 ; member of Congress from New Jersey, 1793
to 1795 ; Secretary of State of New Jersey, 1795 to
1805 ; Trustee of Princeton College, 1785 to 1802 ;
Brigadier-General, Somerset County, New Jersey,
Militia ; Treasurer of the Society, 1823 to 1826 ; died
May 30, 1826, at Trenton, New Jersey.

RICHARD LONGSTREET BEATTY son;

born February 11, 1779, at Princeton, New Jersey;
admitted July 4, 1826 ; was graduated from Princeton
College, 1797 ; degree of Master of Arts, Princeton
College, 1800 ; member of the New Jersey House of
Assembly, 1821, 1823, 1824 ; Judge of the Court of
Burlington County, New Jersey ; died July 22, 1846,
at Allentown, New Jersey.

JOHN IMLAY BEATTY grandson ;

born March 16, 1806, at Trenton, New Jersey ; admitted
July 5, 1847 ; died November 30, 1885, at Allentown,
New Jersey.

DAVID BEATTY IDELL great-great-grandson;

born February 9, 1852, at Allentown, New Jersey ;
admitted July 5, 1886.



SURGEON DANIEL DE BENNEVILLE ;

born November 12, 1753, at Oley, Berks County, Penn-
sylvania ; Surgeon, Colonel William Russell's Thir-
teenth Regiment, Virginia Continental Line, 1777 to
1781 ; died in 1828, at Branchtown, Philadelphia
County, Pennsylvania.



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JAMES SEGUIN DE BENNEVILLE great-grandnephew ;

born April 12, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ;
admitted July 4, 1889 ; was graduated from Princeton
College, 1888.



ENSIGN JOHN BISHOP;

Sergeant, First Battalion, Second Establishment, New
Jersey Continental Line, 1776 ; Ensign, ditto, Feb-
ruary 1, 1779 ; Ensign, First Regiment, ditto ; dis-
charged at the close of the war.



BREVET CAPTAIN JOHN BLAIR;

Ensign, Salem County, New Jersey, Militia ; Ensign,
Colonel Silas Newcomb's Battalion, General Nathaniel
Heard's Brigade, New Jersey State Troops, June 14,
1776 ; Ensign, Fourth Battalion, Second Establish-
ment, New Jersey Continental Line, November 28,
1776; Second Lieutenant, ditto, May 1, 1777; First
Lieutenant, ditto, November 1, 1779 ; Lieutenant,
Third Regiment, ditto ; Regimental Adjutant, Novem-
ber 1, 1780 ; transferred to First Regiment, January 1,
1781, and served to April, 1783 ; Brevet Captain, Con-
tinental Army.



MAJOR JOSEPH BLOOMFIELD;

born October 18, 1753, at Woodbridge, New Jersey ;
attorney-at-law of New Jersey, 1775 ; Captain, Third
Battalion, First Establishment, New Jersey Continental
Line, February 9, 1776 ; Judge-Advocate General,
Northern Army, November, 17, 1776 ; Major, Third
Battalion, Second Establishment, November 28, 1776 ;



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wounded at the battle of Brandy wine, September 11,
1777 ; resigned October 29, 1778 ; Attorney-General of
New Jersey, 1783 to 1792 ; Mayor of Burlington ;
Presidential Elector, 1793 ; Brigadier-General, New
Jersey Militia, June 5, 1793 ; Governor and Chancellor
of New Jersey, 1801, and from 1803 to 1812; Briga-
dier-General, United States Army. March 27, 1812 ;
honorably discharged November 15, 1815 ; Member of
Congress from New Jersey, 1817 to 1821 ; Trustee of
Princeton College, 1793 to 1801, and from 1819 to
1823 ; Vice President of the Society, 1793 to 1808 ;
President, 1808 to 1823 ; died October 3, 1823, at Bur-
lington, New Jersey.

JOSEPH ELLIS BLOOMFIELD nephew;

born December 16, 1787, at Haddonfield, New Jersey ;
admitted July 4, 1825 ; Acting American Consul at
Cadiz, Spain, 1817 and 1818 ; died June 29, 1872, at
Oswego, New York.

WILLIAM RUSSEL BLOOMFIELD grandnephew ;

born October 26, 1833, at Utica, New York ; admitted
July 5, 1875 ; Corporal, Company D, Twenty-fourth
Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers.



BREVET CAPTAIN ABSALOM BONHAM;

Second Lieutenant, Fourth Battalion, Second Estab-
lishment, New Jersey Continental Line, November 1,
1777; transferred to First Battalion ; First Lieutenant,
ditto, March 27, 1780 ; Captain-Lieutenant, First Regi-
ment, and served to April, 1783 ; Brevet Captain, Con-
tinental Army.



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CAPTAIN JAMES BONNELL;

Captain, First Regiment, Sussex County, New Jersey,
Militia ; Captain, Major Samuel Hayes' Battalion, New
Jersey State Troops ; Ensign, First Regiment, New
York Continental Line, February 26, 1776, to Decem-
ber, 1776 ; Second Lieutenant, Spencer's Regiment,
Continental Army, February 1, 1777 ; First Lieutenant,
ditto, January 1, 1778 ; Adjutant, September 1, 1778 ;
Captain, ditto, April 24, 1779 ; retired January 1, 1781 ;
died in 1814, at Bottle Hill, near Morristown, New
Jersey.

JOHN LA FARGE BONNELL grandson;

born November 24, 1820, in Sussex County, New Jer-
sey ; admitted July 5, 1886; died May 20, 1891, at
Port Jervis, New York.

THOMAS JEFFERSON BONNELL grandson;

born May 2, 1838, in Sussex County, New Jersey ;
admitted July 4, 1891 ; Member of Board of Education
of Port Jervis, Orange County, New York.



CAPTAIN-LIEUTENANT SETH BO WEN ;

born July 21, 1748, in Cumberland County, New
Jersey ; Second Lieutenant, Second Battalion, First
Establishment, New Jersey Continental Line, Novem-
ber 29, 1775 ; First Lieutenant, Second Battalion,
Second Establishment, November 29, 1776; resigned
January, 1777 ; First Lieutenant, Captain Samuel
Hugg's Western Company of Artillery, New Jersey
State Troops ; Captain-Lieutenant, ditto ; resigned
October 20, 1778 ; also Quartermaster in Quarter-
master-General's Department; died August 31, 1815,
at Bridgeton, New Jersey.



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HERMAN BURGIN great-great-grandson ;

born May 24, 1850, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; ad-
mitted July 5, 1873 ; was graduated from the University
of Pennsylvania, 1871 ; degree of Master of Arts, Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, 1874 ; Assistant Treasurer of
the Society, 1875 to 1881; Treasurer, 1881 to 1892;
Assistant Treasurer-General, 1881 ; resigned July 4,
1892.



MAJOR NATHANIEL BOWMAN;

Second Lieutenant, Second Battalion, First Establish-
ment, New Jersey Continental Line, November 13,
1775; First Lieutenant, ditto, May 10, 1776; First
Lieutenant, Second Battalion, Second Establishment,
November 29, 1776 ; Captain, ditto, September 11,
1777 ; Captain, Second Regiment, September 26, 1780;
Major by brevet ; Major, Third Regiment, February
11, 1783, and served to April, 1783 ; died in 1788.



LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DAVID BREARLEY ;

born June 11, 1745; Member of State Convention,
1776 ; Lieutenant-Colonel of Van Cortland's Battalion,
Heard's Brigade, June 14, 1776 ; Colonel, Second
Regiment, Monmouth County, New Jersey Militia;
Lieutenant-Colonel, Fourth Battalion, Second Estab-
lishment, New Jersey Continental Line, November 28,
1776 ; resigned August 4, 1779 ; elected Chief Justice
of the State, June 10, 1779 ; Member of the Federal
and State Conventions of 1787 ; honorary degree of
Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1781 ; Presidential
Elector, 1788 ; United States Judge for the District of
New Jersey, 1789; Vice President of the Society, 1783
to 1790; died August 16, 1790, at Trenton, New
Jersey.



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DAVID HIGBEE BREARLEY son;

born November 3, 1786 ; admitted July 4, 1809 ; died
November 8, 1820, at Blakely, Alabama.

CHARLES BREARLEY HOPKINS great-grandson ;

born February 14, 1841, at Poughkeepsie, New York ;
admitted July 4, 1885 ; Private, Company B, One Hun-
dred and Fiftieth Regiment, New York Volunteers.



ENSIGN ALMARIN BROOKS;

born September 7, 1756, in Cumberland County, New
Jersey ; Private, Second Battalion, First Establish-
ment, New Jersey Continental Line, 1775 ; Sergeant,
Second Battalion, Second Establishment, February 9,
1777 ; Ensign, Second Regiment, May 17, 1780, and
served to November 3, 1783 ; was wounded at Short
Hills and at Germantown ; Major, First Regiment,
Detailed Militia, in the Pennsylvania Insurrection of
1794 ; Captain, Eleventh United States Infantry, 1799
to 1800 ; died January 25, 1824, at Bridgeton, New
Jersey.

ALMARIN BROOKS PAUL grandson;

born September 13, 1823, at Bridgeton, New Jersey ;
admitted July 5, 1880.



BREVET CAPTAIN JOSEPH BUCK;

born May 1, 1758, at Fairton, Cumberland County,
New Jersey ; Sergeant, Second Battalion, Second Es-
tablishment, New Jersey Continental Line, February,
1777 ; Ensign, Second Regiment, February 1, 1779 ;
Lieutenant, ditto, January 1, 1781 ; retained in New



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Jersey Battalion, April, 1783, and discharged at the
close of the war ; Brevet Captain ; Sheriff of Cumber-
land County, New Jersey, 1787 to 1790 ; died May 15,
1803, at Millville, New Jersey.

JOHN BUCK son;

born April 1, 1784, at Bridgeton, New Jersey ; admit-
ted July 4, 1809 ; died February 6, 1842, at Bridgeton,
New Jersey.

JOHN BUCK grandson;

born in 1822, at Bridgeton, New Jersey ; admitted
July 4, 1845 ; died January, 1855, in Dayton, Ohio.

WILLIAM BOWEN BUCK grandson;

born March 19, 1827, in Bridgeton, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted July 4, 1856 ; Secretary of the Society, 1857 to
1867 ; Treasurer of the Society, 1869 to 1875 ; Vice
President of the Society, 1883.



SURGEON-GENERAL WILLIAM BURNET ;

born December 30, 1730, at Lyons Farms, Essex
County, New Jersey ; admitted July 4, 1789 ; was
graduated from Princeton College, 1749 ; degree of
Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1752 ; Chairman of
the Newark, New Jersey, Committee of Safety, 1775 ;
Chairman of the Essex County, New Jersey, Committee
of Safety, 1776 ; Member of the Continental Congress,
1776 ; Physician and Surgeon-General, Eastern De-
partment, Continental Army, April 11, 1777 ; Hospital
Physician and Surgeon, ditto, October 6, 1780 ; Chief
Physician and Hospital Surgeon, ditto, March 5, 1781,
and served until the close of the war ; Member of the
Continental Congress, 1780 to 1781 ; died October 7,
1791, at Newark, New Jersey.



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JACOB BURNET son;

born February 22, 1 770, at Newark, New Jersey ;
elected an Honorary Member of the Society July 4,
1806 ; admitted to hereditary membership July 4,
1808 ; was graduated from Princeton College, 1791 ; de-
gree of Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1794 ; Member
of the Legislative Council of Ohio, 1789 to 1803 ; Mem-
ber of the Legislature of Ohio, 1812 to 1821 ; Judge of
the Supreme Court of Ohio, 1821 to 1828 ; United States
Senator, 1828 to 1831 ; degree of Doctor of Laws,
Princeton College, 1848 ; died May 10, 1853, at Cin-
cinnati, Ohio.

WILLIAM HENRY HORNBLOWER great-grandson;

born March 21, 1820, at Newark, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted July 4, 1870 ; was graduated from Princeton Col-
lege, 1838 ; degree of Master of Arts, Princeton College,
1841 ; degree of Doctor of Divinity, Rutgers College,
1860 ; Professor of Sacred Rhetoric and Pastoral Theol-
ogy, Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Penn-
sylvania, 1871 ; Trustee of Princeton College, 1864 to
1871; Chaplain of the Society, 1882 to 3883; died
July 16, 1883, at Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

ROBERT WALLACE BURNET grandson;

born July 20, 1808, at Cincinnati, Ohio ; admitted
July 4, 1884 ; was graduated from West Point Military
Academy, 1829 ; Brevet Second Lieutenant United
States Infantry, July 1, 1829 ; Second Lieutenant, July
1, 1829 ; resigned from the service March 31, 1833.



MAJOR ICHABOD BURNET;

born May 17, 1756, at Newark, New Jersey ; an origi-
nal Member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State
of Georgia ; was graduated from Princeton College,



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1775 ; degree of Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1778 ;
Secretary of the Essex County, New Jersey, Committee
of Safety, 1776 ; Major and Aide-de-Camp to Major-
General Greene, Continental Army, January 9, 1778,
and served to the close of the war ; died September 12,
1783, at Charleston, South Carolina.

WILLIAM BURNET, JR. brother ;

born November 4, 1754, at Newark, New Jersey :
admitted July 4, 1791 ; Surgeon, Second Regiment,
Essex County, New Jersey Militia, February 17, 1776 ;
Surgeon, General Hospital, Continental Army ; died
September 8, 1799, at Newark, New Jersey.

JOSEPH ALLING BURNET nephew;

born October 11, 1780, at Newark, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted July 4, 1806 ; died July 15, 1844, at Newark.
New Jersey.

CHARLES WILLIAMSON HORNBLOWER grandnephew ;

born October 14, 1812, at Newark, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted July 5, 1869 ; died June 16, 1894, at German-
town, Pennsylvania.

CHARLES HORNBLOWER WOODRUFF great-grandnephew ;
born October 1, 1836, at Newark, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted February 22, 1895 ; was graduated from Yale
College, 1858 ; degree of Bachelor of Laws, Columbia
College, 1861 ; degree of Master of Arts, Yale College,
1865.



BREVET CAPTAIN EDEN BURROWES ;

Sergeant, First Battalion, Second Establishment, New
Jersey Continental Line, December, 1776 ; Second Lieu-
tenant, First Battalion, Second Establishment, March,
1777 ; First Lieutenant, First Regiment, January 4,



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1778 ; retained in the New Jersey Battalion, April,
1783, and served to November 3, 1783 ; Brevet Captain;
died February 26, 1825, in Northampton County, Penn-
sylvania.

CASSIUS BURROWES son;

admitted July 4, 1828 ; died .



MAJOR JOHN BURROWES;

Captain, Forman's Regiment, Continental Army, 1776;
transferred to Spencer's Regiment, Continental Army,
April 22, 1779 ; Major, ditto, July 22, 1779 ; retired
January 1, 1781 ; Sheriff of Monmouth County, New
Jersey.

SIDNEY AUGUSTUS STEVENS great-grandson ;

born June 22, 1832 ; admitted July 4, 1885.



COLONEL LAMBERT CADWALADER;

bom in 1743, at Trenton, New Jersey ; Lieutenant-
Colonel, Third Pennsylvania Battalion, Continental
Line, January 4, 1776 ; taken prisoner at Fort Wash-
ington, November 16, 1776 ; Colonel, Fourth Regiment,
Pennsylvania Continental Line, to rank from October
25, 1776, but was a prisoner of war on parole until he
resigned, January 22, 1779; Member of Continental
Congress, 1784 to 1787, and Congress of the United
States, 1789 to 1791, and 1793 to 1795; died Sep-
tember 12, 1823, at Trenton, New Jersey.

JOHN LAMBERT CADWALADER grandson;

born November 17, 1836, at Trenton, New Jersey ;

elected an Honorary Member of the Society July 4,.

.1874; admitted to hereditary membership July 4,.



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1885 ; was graduated from Princeton College, 1856 ;
degree of Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1859 ;
degree of Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University,
1860 ; First Assistant Secretary of State of the United
States, July 1, 1874, to 1877 ; degree of Doctor of
Laws, Princeton University, 1897.



.SURGEON GEORGE WALKER CAMPBELL;

born January 7, 1747, at Freehold, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted July 4, 1786 ; Hospital Surgeon's Mate, April
11, 1777, to June 20, 1780; Hospital Physician and
Surgeon, Continental Army, September 20, 3781, and
served to the close of the war ; died September 22,
1798, at Woodbury, New Jersey.

JAMES WALL SCHUREMAN CAMPBELL great-grandnephew ;
born April 23, 1854, at Freehold, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted July 4, 1885 ; President of the Board of Educa-
tion of the Town of Freehold, New Jersey, 1895 ;
Assistant Treasurer of the Society, 1891 to 1892;
Treasurer, 1893.



SURGEON JABEZ CAMPFIELD ;

born December 24, 1737, at Newark, New Jersey ; was
graduated from Princeton College, 1759; degree of
Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1762 ; Surgeon, Spen-
cer's Regiment, Continental Army, January 1, 1777 ;
retired January 1, 1781 ; Surgeon, Second Regiment,
Continental Light Dragoons, August 17, 1781 ; Senior
Surgeon, Hospital Department, Continental Army ;
honorably discharged November 3, 1783 ; Surrogate,
Morris County, New Jersey, 1784 to 1804 ; died May
21, 1821, at Morristown, New Jersey.



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WILLIAM CAMPFIELD son ;

admitted July 4, 1823 ; Captain, Morris County, New
Jersey Militia, 1781; was graduated from Princeton
College, 1784 ; Sheriff of Morris County, New Jersey,
1796 to 1799 ; Member of Assembly of New Jersey,
1 799 ; Major, Morris County Squadron of Cavalry,
New Jersey Militia, October 30,* 1799 ; Lieutenant-
Colonel, ditto, December 2, 1807; died July 16, 1824.

CHARLES HENRY CAMPFIELD great-grandson;

born June 23, 1836, at Savannah, Georgia ; admitted
July 4, 1885.



CAPTAIN JACOB CHEESMAN ;

born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; died before the
organization of the Society ; Captain, Second Com-
pany, First Regiment, New York Continental Line,
June 28, 1775 ; Captain and Aide-de-Camp to Major-
General Richard Montgomery, and killed simultane-
ously with that officer at the storming of Quebec,
December 31, 1775.

TIMOTHY MATLACK CHEESMAX grandnephew;

born October 27, 1824, in New York City ; admitted
July 4, 1877 ; graduate in Medicine, 1856 ; Surgeon,
Seventh Regiment, National Guard, State of New York,
1853 ; mustered into the United States Service, April,
1861 ; Surgeon, with rank of Colonel, Staff First Divi-
sion, National Guard, State of New York, 1874 ; died
July 5, 1888, at Ridgefield, Connecticut.

TIMOTHY MATLACK CHEESMAX great-grandnephew ;

born January 29, 1853, in New York City ; admitted
July 4, 1889 ; was graduated from Columbia College,
1874 ; degree of Master of Arts, Columbia College, 1877 ;
graduate in Medicine, 1878 ; Instructor in Bacteriol-
ogy, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia
University, New York City.



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DEPUTY MUSTER-MASTER JOSEPH CLARK;

Quartermaster, Staff of Major-General Adam Stephen,
Continental Army, February 19, 1777, to July 8, J777;
Deputy Muster-Master, Continental Army, by appoint-
ment of General Washington and assigned to Major-
General Lafayette's Division, Continental Army, July
8, 1777, to December, 1779 ; died in 1813.

FLAVEL Me GEE great-grandson ;

born April 6, 1844, at Frelinghuysen, Warren County,
New Jersey ; admitted July 4, 1888 ; was graduated from
Princeton College, 1 865 ; degree of Master of Arts,
Princeton College, 1868.



CAPTAIN ABRAHAM GEORGE CLAYPOOLE ;

an original member of the Pennsylvania Society ; trans-
ferred July 4, 1789 ; Captain-Lieutenant, Patton's
Regiment, Continental Army, February 1, 1777 ;
Captain, ditto, June 10, 1778 ; transferred as Captain
to the Eleventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Continental
Line, December 16, 1778 ; again transferred as Captain,
Third Regiment, Pennsylvania Continental Line,
January 17, 1781 ; retired January 1, 1783.



BREVET CAPTAIN SAMUEL CONN;

Second Lieutenant, Fourth Battalion, Second Establish-
ment, New Jersey Continental Line, February 17, 1777 ;
First Lieutenant, ditto, November 12, 1777 ; trans-
ferred to the Second Regiment, July 1, 1778 ; retained
in the New Jersey Battalion, April, 1783 ; Brevet
Captain, September 30, 1783 ; in service until Novem-
ber 3, 1783 ; died in 1788.



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LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JOHN CONWAY;

born January 23, 1742, at Woodbridge, New Jersey ;
Captain, First Battalion, First Establishment, New
Jersey Continental Line, November 21, 1775 ; Captain,
First Battalion, Second Establishment, November 29,
1776 ; Major, Fourth Battalion, Second Establishment,
October 29, 1777 ; transferred to Third Regiment,
October 29, 1778 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, First Regiment,
July 5, 1779 ; wounded at the battle of Germantown,
October 4, 1777 ; retired January 1, 1781 ; Sheriff of
Middlesex County, New Jersey ; died December 6,
1802, in New York City.

CONWAY HILLYER ARNOLD great-grandson;

born November 14, 1848, in New York City ; admitted
July 4, 1881 ; Acting Midshipman, United States
Navy, September 30, 1863 ; was graduated from the
Naval Academy, June 6, 1867 ; Ensign, United States
Navy, December 18, 1868 ; Master, March 21, 1870 ;
Lieutenant, June 22, 1871 ; Lieutenant-Commander,
January 10, 1892.



MAJOR RICHARD COX;

born January 3, 1755 ; Second Lieutenant, Captain
John Ross' Company, Third Battalion, First Establish-
ment, New Jersey Continental Line, February 9, 1776 ;
First Lieutenant, ditto, October 29, 1776 ; First Lieu-
tenant, same company and battalion, Second Estab-
lishment, November 29, 1776 ; Captain, ditto, January
1, 1777 ; transferred as Captain to the Third Regiment,
September 23, 1780 ; transferred as Captain to the
First Regiment ; Brigade Major to Brigadier-General
William Maxwell ; Major, Second Regiment, January
6, 1783 ; retained in New Jersey Battalion, April,



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1783 ; served until the close of the war, November,
1783; Treasurer of the Society, 1783 to 1811; died
March 9, 1816, at Mount Holly, New Jersey.

WILLIAM ROSSELL ALLEN great-grandson ;

bom December 29, 1828 ; admitted July 4, 1862 ; died
January 27, 1872.

GEORGE THORNTON WILMER grandson;

born May 8, 1819, in Alexandria, District of Columbia ;
admitted July 4, 1887 ; degree of Doctor of Divinity,
College of William and Mary, July, 1860 ; Professor
of Moral Philosophy and Belles Lettres, College of
William and Mary, Virginia ; Professor of Metaphysics
and English Literature, University of the South,
Sewanee, Tennessee.



LIEUTENANT-COLONEL COMMANDANT JOHN

NOBLE GUMMING;

born January 19, 1752, in Monmouth County, New
Jersey ; was graduated from Princeton College, 1774 ;.
degree of Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1777 ;
First Lieutenant, Captain Richard HowelPs Company,
Second Battalion, First Establishment, New Jersey
Continental Line, November 29, 1775 ; First Lieuten-
ant, Captain James Lawrie's Company, Second Bat-
talion, Second Establishment, November 29, 1776 ;
Captain, ditto, to date November 30, 1776 ; transferred
as Captain to Second Regiment ; Major, First Regi-
ment, April 16, 1780 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, Second
Regiment, December 29, 1781 ; Lieutenant-Colonel
Commandant, Third Regiment, February 11, 1783;.
retained in New Jersey Battalion, April, 1783, and
served to November 13, 1783 ; Major-General of the
Second Division of New Jersey Militia ; Vice President
of the Society, 1808 to 1821 ; died July 6, 1821, at
Newark, New Jersey.



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ROBERT HEDDEX GUMMING son ;

born February 24, 1783, at Newark, New Jersey ;
admitted July 4, 1823 ; Secretary of the Society, 1833
to 1850 ; died July 6, 1853, at Bloomfield, Essex
County, New Jersey.

ALEXANDER Me WHORTER GUMMING son ;

born July 23, 1802, at Newark, New Jersey ; admitted
July 4, 1856 ; Captain of Newark Troop of Cavalry,
1832 ; Major, First New Jersey Cavalry Volunteers,
February 20, 1862 ; resigned July 30, 1862 ; Captain
and Assistant Quartermaster, United States Volunteers,
April 18, 1863 ; Brevet Major, March 13, 1865, for
faithful and meritorious services during the war ;
mustered out. May 31, 1866 ; Clerk of the New Jersey
House of Assembly, 1847 to 1850, and 1871 ; Mayor
of Princeton, New Jersey, 1837 to 1839, 1841, 1843 to
1844, 1858 to 1859 ; died July 16, 1879, at Princeton,
New Jersey.

RICHARD STOCKTON GUMMING grandson ;

born November 29, 1833, at Newark, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted July 5, 1880 ; was graduated from Princeton Col-
lege, 1854 ; degree of Master of Arts, Princeton College,
1857 ; Mayor of Princeton, New Jersey, 1888 to 1889 ;
died January 18, 1895, at Elizabeth, New Jersey.

ALEXANDER Me WHORTER GUMMING great-grandson ;

born March 25, 1872, at Elizabeth, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted February 22, 1895.



BREVET CAPTAIN EPHRAIM DARBY ;

Private, Fourth Battalion, Second Establishment, New
Jersey Continental Line, December 1, 1776 ; Quarter-
master of the Battalion, February 17, 1777 ; Lieutenant
and Quartermaster, Third Regiment, November 12,
1777 ; transferred to the First Regiment, January 1,
1781 ; retired September 1, 1782 ; Brevet Captain.



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BRIGADIER-GENERAL ELIAS DAYTON;

born May 1, 1737, at Elizabethtown, New Jersey ; Lieu-
tenant, New Jersey Provincial Troops in the French
and Indian War, March 19, 1759 ; Captain, ditto,
March 29, 1760 ; in 1764 he conducted a successful
expedition against the Indians in Detroit ; Colonel,
First Regiment, Essex County, New Jersey Militia, at
the breaking out of the war ; had command of the
Elizabethtown Volunteers which captured the ship
" Blue Mountain Valley," January 23, 1776 ; Colonel,
Third Battalion, First Establishment, New Jersey Con-
tinental Line, February 9, 1776 ; Colonel, Third Bat-
talion, Second Establishment, November 28, 1776 ;
Colonel, Third Regiment, February, 1778 ; transferred
as Colonel to Second Regiment, January 1, 1781 ;
Brigadier-General, Continental Army, January 7, 1783,
and served to the close of the war ; commanded the
New Jersey Brigade, Continental Line, after the resigna-
tion of General Maxwell; Major-General of the Second
Division of the New Jersey Militia, June 5, 1793 ;
Member of the New Jersey House of Assembly ; Mem-
ber of the Continental Congress, 1787 to 1788 ; Presi-
dent of the Society, 1783 to 1807 ; died October 22,


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