Abigail Godley (Grandin)
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About Abigail Godley
William Godley, Quaker, b. March 1, 1756, m. Abigail Grandin #9 in 1783. This is not William Godley Jr. of Hunterdon Co. records as stated in the 1903 pedigree. William Godley Jr. married Rebecca Anderson in 1794. This William was only six years old when his father passed away, and throughout his lifetime he was the senior William Godley. He bought land in Alexandria Twp. in Hunterdon Co NJ, and built Spring Mills in 1793.
He remarried, to Eleanor Grandin (Couwenhoven) #10, widow, in 1800. He may have turned Methodist because a William Godley was an elder in Cokesbury Methodist Church, 1817. I don't know if it was William Jr or this William. He had ten children. Abigail and Eleanor were daughters of Philip Grandin and Eleanor Forman. This is the only branch of the Godley family descended from the Throckmortons and the Formans, and that on the maternal side.