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1798 ; died July 4, 1824, at New Orleans, Louisiana.

FRANCIS BARBER OGDEN son;

born March 3, 1783, at Boonton, New Jersey ; admitted
July 4, 1825 ; Volunteer Aide-de-Camp to General
Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815;
United States Consul at Liverpool, England, 1829 to
1840 ; Consul at Bristol, England, 1840 to 1857 ; died
July 4, 1857, at Bristol, England.

FRANCIS BARBER OGDEN grandson;

born April 20, 1839, at Seacombe, Chester County,
England ; admitted July 4, 1867; United States Deputy
Consul at Bristol, England, 1855 to 1858 ; Assistant
Secretary of the Society, 1873 to 1875 ; Secretary, 1875
to 1891 ; died January 30, 1891, at New York City.



BREVET CAPTAIN BENAJAH OSMUN ;

born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey ; Second Lieu-
tenant and Quartermaster, Second Battalion, Second
Establishment, New Jersey Continental Line, January
1, 1777 ; Second Lieutenant, Second Regiment, Sep-
tember 12, 1778 ; taken prisoner at Charleston, April
25, 1780; Lieutenant, January 1, 1781; Captain by
brevet, and served to the close of the war ; died in
1815, in Natchez, Mississippi.

WILLIAM CASE OSMUN grand-nephew;

born June 25, 1822, near Asbury, Hunterdon County,
New Jersey ; admitted July 4, 1887.



BREVET CAPTAIN JOHN PECK ;

Second Lieutenant, Second Battalion, Second Estab-
lishment, New Jersey Continental Line, November 2'.),
1776; First Lieutenant, November 10, 1777; Regi-
mental Paymaster, Second Regiment, April 2, 1778 ;
Lieutenant, ditto, January 1, 1781 ; retained in New
Jersey Battalion, April, 1783 ; Captain by brevet, Sep-
tember 30, 1783 ; served to November 3, 1783.



CAPTAIN ROBERT PEMBERTON ;

Lieutenant, Spencer's Additional Regiment, Continental
Army, June 14, 1777 ; Regimental Adjutant, October
10, 1777; Captain, January 1, 1778; retired January
1, 1781 ; Secretary of the New York State Society of
the Cincinnati, 1785 to 1788 ; died in 1788.



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BREVET CAPTAIN WILLIAM SAXDFORD PEX-

XIXGTOX ;

born in 1757, at Xewark, Xew Jersey; Sergeant, Second
Regiment, Continental Artillery, March 7, 1777; Sec-
ond Lieutenant, September 12, 1778; served to June,
17S3; Lieutenant, United States Infantry, August 18,
1 7S4 ; Captain by brevet ; resigned Xovember 24, 1785 ;
Member of the Council and General Assembly of Xew
Jersey; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
Xew Jersey, February 23, 1804 ; Governor of New
Jersey, 1813 to 1815 ; Judge of the United States Dis-
trict Court, 1815 to 1826; died September 17, 1826,
at Newark, New Jersey.

JAMES ADOLPHUS PEXXIXGTOX grandson;

born November 7, 1814 ; admitted July 4, 1836; Mem-
ber of the New Jersey Legislature, 1855 to 1856 ; died
December 6, 1858.

WILLIAM PEXXIXGTOX son ;

born May 4, 1796, at Newark, New Jersey ; elected an
honorary member of the Society July 4, 1831 ; admit-
ted to hereditary membership July 4, 1859 ; was gradu-
ated from Princeton College, 1813; degree of Master of
Arts, Princeton College, 1816; Clerk of the United
States District Court for Xew Jersey, 1815 to 1826 ;
Member of the Xew Jersey House of Assembly, 1828;
Assistant Treasurer of the Society, 1833 to 1839 ;
Governor of Xew Jersey, 1837 to 1843; Trustee of
Princeton College, 1848 to 1862; Member of Congress
from Xew Jersey, 1858 ; Speaker of the House of Repre-
sentatives, 1859 to 1861 ; died February 16, 1862, at
Xewark, New Jersey.

WILLIAM SAXDFORD PEXXIXGTOX grandson;

born March 28, 1820, at Xewark, Xew Jersey ; admitted
July 4, 1865 ; Secretary of the United States Legation
to France, 1861 to 1865; died September 4, 1868.



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EDWARD RIGGS PENNINGTON grandson;

born February 21, 1841, at Newark, New Jersey; ad-
mitted July 5, 18G9; Captain of the Twelfth United
States Infantry, October 4, 1861; resigned December
20, 1862 ; Member of the New Jersey House of Assem-
bly, 1881 ; Assistant Secretary of the Society, 1879 to
1884; died June 14, 1884, at Newark, New Jersey.

WILLIAM PENNINGTON great-grandson ;

born January 11, 1866, at Newark, New Jersey; ad-
mitted July 4, 1887.



CAPTAIN JONATHAN PHILLIPS ;

born December 16, 1744, at Lawrenceville, New
Jersey ; Captain, Fourth Regiment, Hunterdon County,
New Jersey, Militia; Second Lieutenant, Second Bat-
talion, First Establishment, New Jersey Continental
Line, November 20, 1775; First Lieutenant, Second
Battalion, Second Establishment, November 29, 1776;
Captain, Second Regiment, December 1, 1777; served
to April, 1783; died June 29, 1801, at Lawrenceville,
New Jersey.

HORATIO GATES PHILLIPS sow;

born December 21, 1783, at Lawrenceville, New Jer-
sey ; admitted July 4, 1806 ; died November 10, 1859,
at Dayton, Ohio.

JONATHAN DICKINSON PHILLIPS grandson;

born December 31, 1812, at Dayton, Ohio ; admitted
July 4, 1860 ; was graduated from Princeton College,
1831 ; degree of Master of Arts, Princeton College,
1834; died February 23, 1871, at Dayton, Ohio.

HORACE PHILLIPS great-grandson ;

born April 9, 1847, at Dayton, Ohio ; admitted July
4, 1879; was graduated from Yale University, 1868;
degree of Master of Arts, Yale University, 1891.



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CAPTAIN JACOB PIATT;

born May 16, 1747 ; admitted July 5, 1785 ; Ensign,
First Battalion, First Establishment, New Jersey Con-
tinental Line, December 15, 1775 ; Second Lieutenant,
First Battalion, Second Establishment, November 29,
1776 ; First Lieutenant and Adjutant, January 10,
1777 ; Captain-Lieutenant, First Regiment, February
2, 1779 ; Captain by brevet ; Captain, October 26,
1779; resigned March 11, 1780; Judge of Circuit
Court in Kentucky, 1811 ; died August 14, 1834, in
Boone County, Kentucky.

JOHN HENRY PIATT great-grandson;

born November 17, 1833, at Norwich, Connecticut ; ad-
mitted July 4, 1876 ; was graduated from Yale College,
1855 ; First Lieutenant and Adjutant, First Regiment,
Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, October 11, 1861 ; Captain and
Aide-de-Camp, United States Volunteers, July 11,
1862 ; Brevet Major, United States Volunteers, March
13, 1865 ; Captain, Thirty-first United States Infantry,
July 28, 1866 ; resigned therefrom, May 13, 1869.



CAPTAIN WILLIAM PIATT;

born in 1745, probaby in New Jersey ; Private and
Sergeant, First Battalion, First Establishment, New Jer-
sey Continental Line, December, 1775 ; Second Lieu-
tenant, First Battalion, Second Establishment, August
20, 1776 ; First Lieutenant, January 15, 1777; Captain,
First Regiment, March 11, 1780, and served to April,
1783 ; killed in action with Miami Indians, at St.
Clair's defeat, in Northwest Territory, battlefield now
in Darke County, Ohio, November 4, 1791.

JOHN BEAR PIATT grandson;

born November 11, 1805, near Waterloo, Seneca County,
New York ; admitted July 4, 1876 ; died June 18, 1893,
at Helena, Montana.



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JOHN JAMES PIATT great-grandson ;

born March 1, 1835, at James' Mills, Dearborn County,
Indiana ; admitted February 22, 1894 ; United States
Consul at Cork, Ireland, April 14, 1882, to March 31,
1893, and at Dublin, Ireland, April 1, 1893, to August
31, 1893.



MAJOR JOHN POLHEMUS;

born May 25, 1738, at Hopewell, Hunterdon County,
New Jersey ; Captain, First Battalion, First Establish-
ment, New Jersey Continental Line, November 22, 1775 ;
Captain, First Battalion, Second Establishment, Novem-
ber 29, 1776 ; Major, ditto, in 1778 ; taken prisoner,
confined in old Sugar House Prison, New York City,
released on parole, and did not return to the First
Regiment ; died May 25, 1834, the ninety-fourth anni-
versary of his birth, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

JOHN HART POLHEMUS grandson;

born July 19, 1799, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ;
admitted July 4, 1860 ; died August 17, 1880, in San
Jos6, California.

EDWARD POLHEMUS great-grandson ;

born September 17, 1839, in Lima, Peru ; admitted
July 4, 1884 ; died November 25, 1897, in San Fran-
cisco, California.



CAPTAIN NATHANIEL FITZ RANDOLPH;

born March 1, 1748, in Woodbridge, New Jersey ;
died before the organization of the Society ; Captain,
First Regiment, Middlesex County, New Jersey Militia ;
wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Long
Island, August 27, 1776 ; Naval Officer, Eastern District
of New Jersey, December 12, 1778 ; taken from his bed



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by Tories at Woodbridge, New Jersey, February 8, 1779,
and imprisoned in New York ; exchanged May 26,
1780 ; died July 23, 1780, at Woodbridge, New Jersey,
of wound received in the battle of Springfield, June
23, 1780.

JOHN CODDINGTON KINNEY great-grandson ;

born February 21, 1839, at Nassau, New York ; ad-
mitted July 4, 1884 ; was graduated from Yale Uni-
versity, 1861 ; degree of Master of Arts, Yale University,
1872 ; Sergeant, Company K, Thirteenth Regiment,
Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, January 1, 1862 ;
Second Lieutenant, Company A, ditto, September 1,
1862 ; wounded April 14, 1863, at Irish Bend, Louisi-
ana ; First Lieutenant of Company I, ditto, March 17,
1864 ; Signal Officer, May 1, 1864 ; relieved July 10,
1864, and transferred to Company B, Thirteenth Bat-
talion, Connecticut Volunteers, December 29, 1864 ;
resigned June 21, 1865 ; United States Marshal for Con-
necticut, 1882 to 1886 ; Postmaster, Hartford, Connecti-
cut, January 15, 1890 ; Major Commanding, Governor's
Foot Guard, January, 1882, to 1891 ; died April 22,
1891, at Hartford, Connecticut.



MAJOR SAMUEL READING;

First Lieutenant, Second Battalion, First Establish-
ment, New Jersey Continental Line, December 18,
1775 ; taken prisoner at Three Rivers, Canada, June 8,
1776 ; exchanged December, 1776 ; Captain, Second
Battalion, Second Establishment, January 1, 1777 ;
Major, First Regiment, December 29, 1781 ; retained
in New Jersey Battalion, April, 1783, and served to
June, 1783.



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LIEUTENANT ANTHONY RECKLESS;

born August 13, 1760, at Recklesstown, New Jersey ;
Lieutenant, Regiment Sappers and Miners, Continental
Army, 1780, and served to the close of the war ; died
in 1817, at Recklesstown, New Jersey.

JOSEPH WARREN RECKLESS son;

born in 1787, at Recklesstown, New Jersey ; admitted
July 4, 1818 ; Assistant Treasurer of the Society, 1829
to 1833 ; Treasurer, 1833 to 1838 ; died January 27,
1849, at Plainfield, New Jersey.

ANTHONY RECKLESS grandson ;

bom May 11, 1821, at Ellisdale, Monmouth County,
New Jersey ; admitted July 4, 1883 ; Member of New
Jersey Senate, 1861 to 1863, and President of Senate
in 1863; died January 24, 1889, at Red Bank, New
Jersey.

WILLIAM MCKNIGHT RECKLESS great-grandson;

born July 28, 1848, in Hightstown, New Jersey ; ad-
mitted July 4, 1889 ; Assistant Secretary of the Society,
1895.



BREVET CAPTAIN JOHN REED;

Ensign, Fourth Battalion, Second Establishment, New
Jersey Continental Line, February 17, 1777 ; Second
Lieutenant, October 3, 1777 ; First Lieutenant, Third
Battalion, February 1, 1779 ; served in Indian cam-
paign of 1779 ; transferred to First Regiment, January
1, 1781 ; took part in the Virginia campaign of 1781,
and served to April, 1783 ; Captain by brevet ; Captain,
United States Army ; killed in action with Miami
Indians, November 4, 1791.



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ENSIGN JOHN REED;

born July 6, 1742, near New Market, New Jersey ; Ser-
geant, Spencer's Regiment, Continental Army, Febru-
ary 1, 1777 ; Ensign, May 12, 1779 ; retired, January
1, 1781 ; Lieutenant in the Levies of 1791 ; wounded
at St. Glair's defeat, near Fort Recovery, Ohio, Novem-
ber 4, 1791 ; Lieutenant, United States Infantry, March
16, 1792 ; assigned to Third Sub-Legion, September 4,
1792 ; Captain, November 12, 1793 ; honorably dis-
charged November 1, 1796 ; died June 16, 1829, at
New Market, New Jersey.

JAMES GRANT REED great-grandson ;

born March 16, 1848, at Trenton, New Jersey ; admit-
ted July 5, 1886.



BREVET CAPTAIN JOHN REUCASTLE ;

born at Paisley, Scotland ; Private, Corporal, Sergeant,
Third Battalion, First Establishment, New Jersey Con-
tinenal Line, December, 1775 ; Second Lieutenant,
Third Battalion, Second Establishment, November 1,
1777 ; First Lieutenant, Third Regiment, April 7,
1779 ; transferred to First Regiment, January 1, 1781,
and served to April, 1783 ; Captain by brevet ; died
July 16, 1808, at Elizabethtown, New Jersey.



BREVET CAPTAIN JONATHAN RHEA ;

born April 12, 1758, in Momnouth County, New Jer-
sey ; Ensign, Second Battalion, Second Establishment,
New Jersey Continental Line, January 1, 1777 ; Second
Lieutenant, Second Regiment, April 1, 1778 ; Lieuten-



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ant, Second Regiment, January 1, 1781 ; Captain by
brevet ; retained in the New Jersey Battalion to April
1783, and served until November 3, 1783 ; Clerk of
Monmouth County, New Jersey, 1784 ; Clerk of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1793 to 1807 ; Presi-
dential Elector, 1796 ; Quartermaster-General of New
Jersey, 1813 to 1815 ; died February 3, 1815, at Tren-
ton, New Jersey.

RICHARD IMLAY RHEA son;

born in 1783, at Freehold, New Jersey ; admitted July
4, 1816 ; died December 12, 1816, at Charleston Harbor,
South Carolina.

JAMES WALTER WALL grandson;

born May 20, 1820, at Trenton, New Jersey ; admitted
July 4, 1870 ; was graduated from Princeton College
in 1838 ; degree of Master of Arts, Princeton College,
1841 ; United States Commissioner in Bankruptcy,
184.7 ; Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey, 1850 ; United
States Senator, 1863 ; died June 9, 1872, at Elizabeth,
New Jersey.

PETER DUMONT VROOM great-grandson;

born April 18, 1842, at Trenton, New Jersey ; admitted
July 4, 1874 ; was graduated from Rensselaer Poly-
technic Institute, 1862 ; First Lieutenant and Adju-
tant, First Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry,
August 12, 1862 ; wounded at the battle of South
Mountain, Maryland, September 14, 1862 ; Major,
Second Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry,
August 28, 1863 ; Acting Assistant Inspector-General,
cavalry forces, Military Division of West Mississippi,
March 13 to August 8, 1865 ; Brevet Lieutenant-
Colonel and Brevet Colonel, United States Volunteers,
March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services
during the war ; honorably discharged October 24,



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1865; Second Lieutenant, Third Cavalry, United States
Army, February 23, 1866; First Lieutenant, July 28,
1866 : Regimental Commissary, December 1, 1866, to
May 27, 1867; Regimental Adjutant, December 28,
1868, to May 15, 1871 ; Captain, May 17, 1876 ; Major
and Inspector-General, December 10, 1888 ; Lieutenant-
Colonel and Inspector-Generol, January 2, 1895.

SURGEON JOHN 'BERRIEN RIKER ;

born in 1738 ; Surgeon, Fourth Battalion, Second Es-
tablishment, New Jersey Continental Line, November
28, 1776; retired September 26, 1780; died September
5, 1794.

JOHN JACKSON RIKER great-grandnephew ;

born April 6, 1858, in Newtown, Queens County, Long
Island ; admitted July 4, 1889 ; Aide-de-Camp, First
Brigade Staff, National Guard, State of New York,
August 7, 1879, to October 25, 1883 ; Ordnance Officer,
Brigade Inspector of Rifle Practice and Brigade In-
spector, ditto ; Major, Twelfth Regiment, ditto, Janu-
ary 9, 1884, to January 14, 1889.



SURGEON ALEXANDER ROSS;

born in 1713 ; died before the organization of the Soci-
ety ; graduate in Medicine, University of Edinburgh,
1754 ; Hospital Physician and Surgeon, Continental
Army ; died May 10, 1780, in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

JOHN CLARK SIMS great-great-grandson ;

born September 12, 1845, at Philadelphia, Pennsyl-
vania ; admitted July 4, 1875 ; was graduated from
the University of Pennsylvania, June, 1865 ; degree
of Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, June,
1868 ; Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania,
March, 1885.



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MAJOR JOHN ROSS;

born March 2, 1752, at Mount Holly, New Jersey;
Captain, Third Battalion, First Establishment, New
Jersey Continental Line, February 9, 1776 ; Captain,
Third Battalion, Second Establishment, November 29,
1776 ; Major, Second Regiment, April 7, 1779; Brigade
Major and Inspector, New Jersey Brigade, October,
1779, to November, 1780 ; retired January 1, 1781 ;
died September 7, 1796.

ALEXANDER Ross son;

born August 13, 1785, at Mount Holly, New Jersey ;
admitted July 4, 1807; died October, 1808, at Mount
Holly, New Jersey.

CLIFFORD STANLEY SIMS great-grandson ;

born February 17, 1839, at Emeline Furnace, Dauphin
County, Pennsylvania ; admitted July 4, 1861 ; Assist-
ant Paymaster, United States Navy, 1862 ; Colonel and
Judge-Advocate-General of Arkansas, September 13,
1863 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, Fourth Regiment, Arkansas
Volunteers, 1864 ; taken prisoner, and on parole to the
end of the war ; Delegate to the Constitutional Conven-
tion of Arkansas, 1867 to 1868 ; Commissioner to digest
the statutes, February 12, 1868 ; Member of the Arkan-
sas House of Assembly and Senate, 1868 and 1869 ;
Brigadier-General in the Militia, July 14, 1868 ; United
States Consul at Prescott, Canada, 1869 to 1878 ; Presi-
dent of the Society, 1883 to 1896 ; Judge of the New
Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals, 1894 to 1896;.
degree of Doctor of Civil Laws, St. Stephen's College,
New York, 1895 ; died March 3, 1896, at Trenton, New
Jersey.

CHARLES ABERCROMBIE SIMS great-great-grandson;

born June 5, 1866, near Memphis, Tennessee ; admit-
ted July 4, 1896.



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LIEUTENANT THOMAS RYERSON ;

born November 12, 1753, at South Branch, Somerset
County, New Jersey; Ensign, First Regiment, Penn-
sylvania Continental Infantry, October 27, 1775; En-
sign, Second Battalion, First Establishment. New Jersey
Continental Line, November 20, 1775; Second Lieu-
tenant, July 18, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Wash-
ington, November 18, 1776; died October 2, 1835, at
Chester, Pennsylvania.

ARTHUR RYERSOX grandson;

born January 12, 1851, at Chicago, Illinois; admitted
July 4, 1883 ; was graduated from Yale College, 1871 ;
degree of Bachelor of Laws, Columbia College, 1873;
degree of Master of Arts, Yale College, 1874.



SURGEON MOSES SCOTT;

born in 1738, at Neshaminy, Bucks County, Pennsyl-
vania; Surgeon, Second Regiment, Middlesex County,
New Jersey Militia, February 14, 1776; Surgeon in
General Hospital, Continental Army, June 1, 1777;
Hospital Physician and Surgeon, Middle District,
October 6, 1780; resigned December 13, 1780; died
December 28, 1821, at New Brunswick, New Jersey.

JOSEPH WARREN SCOTT son;

born November 21, 1778; admitted July 4, 1825; was
graduated from Princeton College, 1795; degree of
Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1798 ; Lieuten-
ant, Third Regiment, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Militia, May 24, 1808 ; Captain, June 24, 1811 ;
Lieutenant-Colonel and Deputy Adjutant-General of
the Third Division, May 21, 1818; Colonel, In-
dependent Battalion, Middlesex Brigade, February



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20, 1829; Presidential Elector, 1825; Vice President
of the Society, 1840 to 1842; President, 1844 to 1871 ;
Assistant Treasurer-General, 1832 to 1838; Treasurer-
General, 1838 to 1871 ; degree of Doctor of Laws,
Princeton College, 1869; died April 27, 1871, at New
Brunswick, New Jersey.

JOSEPH GRIFFITHS SCOTT grandson;

born August 12, 1809, at New Brunswick, New Jersey;
admitted July 4, 1871 ; Probate Judge, Jersey County,
Illinois, 1839 to 1847 ; died October 10, 1884, at Jersey-
ville, Illinois.

CHARLES SMITH SCOTT grandson;

born June 6, 1819; admitted July 4, 1885; Judge of
Court of Common Pleas, Middlesex County, New Jer-
sey, 1882 to 1887; died December 24, 1893.

WILLIAM EARLE DODGE SCOTT great-grandson;

born April 22, 1852, in Brooklyn, New York ; admitted
February 22, 1894 ; was graduated from Harvard Col-
lege, 1873 ; Curator Museum National History, Prince-
ton College, 1875 to 1882.



COLONEL NATHANIEL SCUDDER ;

born May 10, 1733, near Monmouth Court House,.
New Jersey ; died before the organization of the
Society ; was graduated from Princeton College, 1751 ;
degree of Master of Arts, Princeton College, 1754 ;
Member of Freehold, Monmouth County, Committee
of Observation, March 6, 1775; Lieutenant-Colonel,
First Regiment, Monmouth County, New Jersey Militia,
1775; Colonel, November 28, 1776; Colonel, command-
ing regiment, New Jersey State Troops until he was



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killed ; Member of the Council of Safety of New Jersey,
March 18, 1777 ; Member of the Continental Congress,
November 30, 1777, and again elected thereto Novem-
ber 6, 1779 ; signer of the Articles of Confederation in
Congress, November 26, 1778; Trustee of Princeton
College, 1778 to 1782 ; killed October 15, 1781, in fight
at Black Point, near Shrewsbury, Monniouth County,
New Jersey ; buried with military honors in Tennent
Church graveyard ; the only member of the Continental
Congress killed in battle during the Revolutionary War.

WILLIAM SCUDDER STRYKER great-yreat-grandnepliew;

born June 6, 1838, at Trenton, New Jersey ; elected an
honorary member of the Society, July 4, 1876 ; admit-
ted to hereditary membership July 4, 1888 ; was gradu-
ated from Princeton College, 1858 ; degree of Master of
Arts, Princeton College, 1861 ; Major and Aide-de-Camp,
Staff of Major-General Quincy A. Gillmore, United
States Volunteers, July 8, 1863; brevetted Lieutenant-
Colonel for faithful and meritorious services during the
war, November 24, 1865 ; resigned June 30, 1866 ;
Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp, Staff of Gover-
nor Ward, New Jersey, January 10, 1867 ; Brigadier-
General and Adjutant-General of New Jersey, April 12,
1867 ; brevetted Major-General for long and meritorious
services as Adjutant-General of the State, February 9,
1874 ; President New Jersey Historical Society, January
26, 1897; President of the Trenton Battle Monument
Association, May 12, 1884 ; Trustee of the Princeton
Theological Seminary, May 6, 1896 ; President of the
Society, 1896.



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ENSIGN CORNELIUS RIKER SEDAM ;

Ensign, First Regiment, New Jersey Continental Line,
May 30, 1782, and served to the close of the war; En-
sign, United States Infantry Regiment, March 17, 1786 ;
Ensign, First Infantry, United States Army, September
29, 1789; Lieutenant, October 22, 1790; Captain, April
23, 1792; assigned to First Sub-Legion, September 4,
1792; honorably discharged September 1, 1796; died
May 9, 1823, in Sedamsville, Hamilton County, Ohio.

WALKER YEATMAN SEDAM -grandson;

born August 1, 1839, at Sedamsville, Hamilton County,
Ohio; admitted July 4, 1888 ; Acting Volunteer Third
Assistant Engineer, United States Navy, October 1,
1862 ; Acting First Assistant Engineer, United States
Navy, June 10, 1863 ; resigned from the service May
10, 1864.



BREVET CAPTAIN SAMUEL SEELEY ;

Ensign, First Battalion, Second Establishment, New
Jersey Continental Line, October 4, 1777; Second Lieu-
tenant, October 29, 1778; First Lieutenant, First Regi-
ment, March 11, 1780; Captain by brevet; retained in
the New Jersey Battalion, April, 1783, and served until
the close of the war; Brigadier-General in the Militia
of Pennsylvania.



COLONEL ISRAEL SHREVE ;

born December 17, 1739, in Burlington County, New
Jersey; Lieutenant-Colonel, Second Battalion, First
Establishment, New Jersey Continental Line, Novem-
ber 8, 1775 ; Colonel, Second Battalion, Second Estab-
lishment, November 28, 1776; Colonel, Second Regi-



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ment; retired January 31, 1781 ; Member of the Council
of New Jersey; died December 14, 1799, in Fayette
County, Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM RIDGWAY SHREVE -great-grandson;

born August 7, 1830, in Mahoning County, Ohio; ad-
mitted July 4, 1884; died in 1892.



BREVET CAPTAIN SAMUEL MOORE SHUTE ;

born in 1761, in Salem County, New Jersey; Ensign,
Second Battalion, First Establishment, New Jersey
Continental Line, August 26, 1776; Second Lieutenant^
Second Battalion, Second Establishment, January 1,
1778; First Lieutenant, Second Regiment, April 8,
1780; Captain by brevet; retained in New Jersey Bat-
talion, April, 1783, and served to November 3, 1783;
Major of Brigade, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Militia, War of 1812; died August 31, 1816, at Bridge-
ton, New Jersey.

ENOCH SHUTE brother;

born March 6, 1765, in Salem County, New Jersey;
admitted July 4, 1818; died November 29, 1823, at
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM SHUTE nephew;

born September 18, 1795, in Salem County, New Jer-
sey; admitted July 4, 1826; died November 14, 1882,
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

SAMUEL MOORE SHUTE grandnephew ;

born January 24, 1823, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ;
admitted July 4, 1883 ; was graduated from University
of Pennsylvania, 1844; degree of Master of Arts, Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, 1847 ; Professor of Greek and



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Latin Languages, Columbian College, Washington,
District of Columbia, 1859; transferred to the chair of
English Language and Literature, 1865 ; resigned 1895
and elected Professor Emeritus; degree of Doctor of
Divinity, Mercer University, Georgia, 1869; Chaplain


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