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Early Monmouth County, New Jersey

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  • Pvt. Daniel Denise (1748 - 1823)
    Pvt Daniel Denise (son of Teunis Denyse and Francyntje (Frances) Hendrickson) was born on 19 Apr 1748 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey Colony. He was baptized on 15 May 1748 in Freehold, Monmouth, New...
  • Jannetje Gerritsen Schenck (1754 - 1800)
    Jannetje Schenck was born on 18 Jun 1754 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey Colony. She died on 5 Jun 1800 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey. Jannetje Schenck and Pvt Daniel Denise were married on 18 Ap...
  • Mary Barkalow (1773 - 1842)
    Born in Monmouth County, New Jersey on Feb. 4, 1773 and died in Warren County, Ohio on Dec. 11, 1843. Buried Barkalow Cemetery, Warren County, Ohio. Wife of William Polhemus Barkalow(1768-1851), daug...
  • James Tapscott (1750 - 1815)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A112857 Born in Monmouth County, New Jersey on Nov. 17, 1750 and died in Ohio on Nov. 3, 1815. Married Sar...
  • Sarah Polhemus (1744 - 1799)

Among the first European settlers in the area were a group of Quaker families from Long Island who settled the Monmouth Tract, an early land grant from Richard Nicolls issued in 1665. They were followed by a group of Scottish settlers who inhabited Freehold Township in about 1682-85, followed several years later by Dutch settlers.

The Dutch families who settled in Monmouth County came from King's County, Long Island and included the Bennett, Schenck, and van Couwenhoven families). The emigration of the Dutch people from King's County to Somerset, Middlesex, and Monmouth counties between 1695 and 1730 was quite large.


  • Antonides
  • Aumack (Aumock)
  • Barkalow
  • Bennett - Adrian Bennett
  • Andrew Bowne
  • Bruere (Brower)
  • Conover (van Couwenhoven, Kowenhowen, Covenhoven) - Cornelius Couwenhoven
  • Davis - Richard Davis (from Rhode Island)
  • Denise (Denyse)
  • DuBois
  • Forman
  • Goulding
  • Hendrickson (Hendricks)
  • Holmes - Jonathan Holmes
  • Hulse (Hulshart)
  • Lane (Laen)
  • Lefferts
  • Leonard - Henry Leonard
  • Luyster
  • Polhemus - Johannes Polhemus
  • Schenck
  • Shepherd
  • Sickles
  • Smock
  • Stilwell
  • Sutphen
  • Thompson - Cornelius Thompson (Tomson, Thomson)
  • Throckmorton
  • van Cleve (van Cleaf)
  • van Dorn - Jacob van Dorn
  • van Dyke
  • van Mater
  • Vanderveer
  • Williamson
  • Wyckoff