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Isaac Whitehead, of New Jersey

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Kent, England
Death: Died in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of John Whitehead and Elizabeth Whitehead
Husband of mary whitehead and Mary (unknown) (Yates) (Higgins) Whitehead
Father of susanna whitehead; Susannah Bonnell; Isaac Whitehead, II; Mary Whitehead; Sarah Ogden and 5 others
Brother of Capt. Samuel Whitehead; Daniel Whitehead, Sr.; Anne Whitehead; George Whitehead; Richard Whitehead and 6 others

Occupation: Minister, judge, military captain, coroner
Managed by: David Bradbury Stewart
Last Updated:

About Isaac Whitehead, of New Jersey

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'Isaac Whitehead (1624 - abt. 1691)

Isaac Whitehead

Born 1624 in Kent, England

Son of John Whitehead and Elizabeth (Alcock) Whitehead

Brother of Richard Whitehead, Edward Whitehead, Daniel Whitehead,

Samuel Whitehead, Matthew Whitehead, Joyce Whitehead and Thomas Whitehead

Husband of Susanna (Brown) Whitehead —

married before 1650 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

Husband of Mary (Unknown) Whitehead —

married 1689 in Elizabeth, Essex County, New Jersey

Father of Susanna (Whitehead) Bonnell, Isaac Whitehead, Mary Whitehead,

Sarah Whitehead, Samuel Whitehead, Joseph Whitehead, Grace Whitehead,

Abigail (Whitehead) Herriman and Nathaniel Whitehead

Died about 31 Jan 1691 in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey

Profile manager: Robin Lee [send private message]

Whitehead-408 created 7 Jun 2011 | Last modified 20 Jul 2016

Biography

'Isaac Whitehead,

the son of John Whitehead,[1] was born about 1624 in Kent, England.

He was one of the founders of New Haven, Connecticut,

a planter in 1643, taking the oath of fidelity on March 7, 1647.

He was also the first known Clerk in New Haven.

Isaac was married to Susanna (maiden name unknown) in New Haven before 1650, as their first child was born that year.[2] Isaac and his wife Susanna moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1666.[3] He also was one of the Elizabethtown Associates. On March 22, 1679, he was appointed Captain in the militia at Elizabeth. He was a Judge of Small Causes in 1683 and Coroner in 1686. (This information comes from the History of Elizabeth, by Edwin Hatfield.)

Isaac was living in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey on 8 Feb 1683 when he took an inventory for the estate of Leonard Headley.[4]

After Susanna's death, Isaac remarried Mary Higgins about 1689. It was Mary's third marriage and Isaac's second.[5] There were no children born to this marriage. Isaac died in early 1691 in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey.[6]

Notes

All of the following information has incomplete sources. Please add specific complete citations if the sources are available. Otherwise, this information, as well as the Edwin Hatfield reference above, should be verified before being treated as valid.

From: The Schuylerite (periodical): Isaac was a minister and one of the founders of New Haven, Connecticut. 1647 (7 Mar) Took oath of fidelity. He was first known clerk of New Haven, Connecticut. 1642- Listed as a resident of New Haven- History of the Colony of New Haven, Atwater, pg. 704. 1648- Listed as a resident of New Haven- Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New Haven, Savage, pg. 516. Isaac was listed in Families of Ancient New Haven, Jacobus, p. 1971. Isaac's first seven children were born in New Haven, Connecticut: Susanne, Isaac, Mary, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Grace.

In New Jersey: Isaac and his wife moved in 1666 to Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey where 2 children were born: Nathaniel and Abigail. Isaac was listed as an "Elizabeth Town Associate"-- Notes, Historical and Biographical Concerning Elizabeth Town, Murray, p. 8. In 1679 Isaac was appointed captain of the militia. In 1683, Judge of small causes. In 1680, he was appointed clerk of Elizabeth Town, New Jersey. -- Narratives of Newark in New Jersey, Pierson, p. 131. In 1686 Coroner. Isaac was Secretary of the first colonial legislature. After his first wife died, Isaac married Mary, widow of John Yates and Richard Higgins. (Samuel Moore Sr. of Woodbridge, New Jersey obtained a license to marry Mary, but for some reason, the marriage never took place, and she later married Isaac Whitehead)-- from the Ancestry of Pain Higgins of Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

From New Jersey Colonial Documents, East Jersey Deeds, Etc. Library D, p. 184: 1689 (3 Dec) Deed. Isaac Whitehead Sr. to his son Joseph, for 7 acres between the road Mr. Woodruff and Ben. Ogden. One half of the meadow on the Bay, adjoining Joseph Meeker and Mr. Lyons; one half of the land on the road to Newark, adjoining Mr. Wilson. 1690/91 (31 Jan) Will of Isaac Whitehead of Elizabeth Town. Wife Mary. Having disposed of his lands by gift he appoints sons Isaac and Joseph with Nathaniel Bunnell executors. Witnesses John Harriman, John Woodruffe. Proved 26 Feb. following.

Alice Hall DeWitt in "The Whitehead Story" indicates that Isaac was a Judge of Small Causes in 1683 and Coroner in 1868. He was Secretary of the first Colonial Legislature, and continued in that office for many years. Some idea of his influence and of the confidence in which he was held may be gained from the fact that the town meeting of Newark once resolved that a controversy which had sprung up between the town and some owners of land within its borders should be submitted to his arbitrament and that his decision should be final.

"This Our Heritage" by Gladys A. Ingram"-- Ms. Ingram feels that there is no doubt that Isaac was the son of Samuel, not John as most sources report. "In Isabel Calder's fine study of the New Haven colony, already mentioned, Samuel Whitehead is listed as one of that group of Puritans who sailed from London in 1637 on the good ship Hector, arriving in Boston on 26 June to join the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She further suggests that he was probably from one of the parishes in London, as were many of the other passengers.

From: History of the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, NJ, Part II, The Combined Registers, From 1742 to 1885: Isaac, who was at new Haven as early as 1643, eventually moved to Elizabeth, and was first town clerk there, serving until his death 31 Jan 1690/91.

Sources

Richard Higgins, a Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway New Jersey and His Descendants, by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918.Amos Eagle Elliston Fretz, A. J.. A genealogical record of the descendants of Leonard Headley of Elizabethtown, N.J. : together with historical and biographical sketches and illustrated with portraits and other illustrations. Milton N.J.: Joseph W. Headley, 1905. p. 13. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Footnotes

↑ Richard Higgins, a Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway New Jersey and His Descendants, by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918. p. 41. ↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. ↑ Richard Higgins, a Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway New Jersey and His Descendants, by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918. p. 41. ↑ Fretz, A. J.. A genealogical record of the descendants of Leonard Headley of Elizabethtown, N.J. : together with historical and biographical sketches and illustrated with portraits and other illustrations. Milton N.J.: Joseph W. Headley, 1905. p. 13. ↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. ↑ Richard Higgins, a Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway New Jersey and His Descendants, by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918. p. 41. Acknowledgments

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He was a minister. In New Haven on Mar. 7, 1648, he took the oath of fidelity. He probably had a brother named Samuel Whitehead, since there was a Samuel Whitehead assigned to sit i n the second row of the cross seats in the meeting house in New Haven in 1668.

He was chosen the first town clerk in Elizabethtown, NJ, also Captain of the Military Compan y on ar. 22,1680, Judge of small causes on Mar. 28,1683, county coroner, Dec. 3, 1683.

1690-1 Jan. 31, Will of Isaac Whitehead of Elizabeth Town. Wife Mary. Having disposed of his lands by deeds of gift he appoints sons Isaac and Joseph with Nathaniel Bunnell executors. Witnesses John Harriman, John Woodruffe. Proved February 26 following. 271

Father: JOHN WHITEHEAD b: prob. bef. 1604

Married

  1. MARY BROWNE
  2. Mary, widow Higgins (no children)

Children

  1. SUSANNA WHITEHEAD b: 5 Aug 1650 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn.
  2. Isaac WHITEHEAD Jr b: 20 Nov 1652 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn.
  3. Mary WHITEHEAD b: 20 Nov 1654 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn.
  4. Sarah WHITEHEAD b: 3 Jan 1655/1656 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn.
  5. Samuel WHITEHEAD b: 1 Jun 1658 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn.
  6. Joseph WHITEHEAD b: 29 Apr 1661 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn.
  7. Grace WHITEHEAD b: 12 Nov 1663 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn.
  8. Nathaniel WHITEHEAD b: in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New Jersey
  9. Abigail WHITEHEAD b: in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New Jersey

Sources

  1. The Williams Families of N.J. Williams, Lyle Keith 1998 Page: p. 285

Links

Married 1650 in New Haven, Connecticut


He was a minister. In New Haven on Mar. 7, 1648, he took the oath of fidelity. He probabl y had a brother named Samuel Whitehead, since there was a Samuel Whitehead assigned to sit i n the second row of the cross seats in the meeting house in New Haven in 1668.

He was chosen the first town clerk in Elizabethtown, NJ, also Captain of the Military Compan y on ar. 22,1680, Judge of small causes on Mar. 28,1683, county coroner, Dec. 3, 1683.

1690-1 Jan. 31, Will of Isaac Whitehead of Elizabeth Town. Wife Mary. Having disposed of his lands by deeds of gift he appoints sons Isaac and Joseph with Nathaniel Bunnell executors. Witnesses John Harriman, John Woodruffe. Proved February 26 following. 271

Father: JOHN WHITEHEAD b: prob. bef. 1604

Married

MARY BROWNE Mary, widow Higgins (no children) Children

SUSANNA WHITEHEAD b: 5 Aug 1650 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn. Isaac WHITEHEAD Jr b: 20 Nov 1652 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn. Mary WHITEHEAD b: 20 Nov 1654 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn. Sarah WHITEHEAD b: 3 Jan 1655/1656 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn. Samuel WHITEHEAD b: 1 Jun 1658 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn. Joseph WHITEHEAD b: 29 Apr 1661 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn. Grace WHITEHEAD b: 12 Nov 1663 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Conn. Nathaniel WHITEHEAD b: in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New Jersey Abigail WHITEHEAD b: in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New Jersey Sources

The Williams Families of N.J. Williams, Lyle Keith 1998 Page: p. 285 Links

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldoss&id=I571


Married 1650 in New Haven, Connecticut

From: The Schuylerite (periodical) Minister and one of the founders of New Haven CT. 1647 (7 Mar) Took oath of fideltiy. First known clerk of New Haven, CT. NJ----- 1679 Appointed captain of the militia. 1683 Judge of small causes. 1686 Coroner. Secretary of the first colonial legislature. First seven children born in New Haven, CT: Susanne, Isaac, Mary, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Grace. 1642- Listed as a resident of New Haven- History of the Colony of New Have, Atwater, pg. 704. 1648- Listed as a resident of New Haven- Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New Have, Savage, pg. 516. Listed in Families of Ancient New Haven, Jacobus, p. 1971. Moved about 1664--1666 to Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NJ where 2 children were born: Nathaniel and Abigail. Listed as an "Elizabeth Town Associate"-- Notes, Historical and Biographical Concerning Elizabeth Town, Murray, p. 8. 1680- Appointed clerk of Elizabeth Town, NJ-- Narratives of Newark in New Jersey, Pierson, p. 131. Married Mary (Brown???), wdw of John Yates and Richard Higgins (Samuel Moore Sr. of Woodbridge, NJ obtained a license to marry Mary, but for some reason, the marriage never took place, and she married Isaac Whitehead)-- from the Ancestry of Pain Higgins of Wellfleet, Mass.

From New Jersey Colonial Documents(East Jersey Deeds, Etc. Library D, p. 184: 1689 (3 Dec) Deed. Isaac Whitehead senior to his son Joseph, for 7 acres betw. the road Mr. Woodruff and Ben. Ogden. One half of the meadow on the Bay, adjoining Joseph Meeker and Mr. Lyons; one half of the land on the road to Newark, adjoining Mr. Wilson. 1690/91 (31 Jan) Will of Isaac Whitehead of Elizabeth Town. Wife Mary. Having disposed of his lands by gift he appoints sons Isaac and Joseph with Nathaniel Bunnell executors. Witnesses John Harriman, John Woodruffe. Proved 26 Feb. following.

LDS Website www.familysearch.org has 1624 as birthdate and 1/31/1690 as date of death. Wresting Place 02/26/1690-91.

Alice Hall DeWitt in "The Whitehead Story" indicates that Isaac was a Judge of Small Causes in 1683 and Coroner in 1868. He was Secretary of the first Colonial Legislature, and continued in that office for many years. Some idea of his influence and of the confidence in which he was held may be gained from the fact that the town meeting of Newark once resolved that a controversy which had sprung up between the town and some owners of land within its borders should be submitted to his arbitrament and that his decision should be final.

"This Our Heritage" by Gladys A. Ingram"-- Ms. Ingram feels that there is no doubt that Isaac was the son of Samuel, not John as most sources report. "In Isabel Calder's fine study of the New Haven colony, already mentioned, Samuel Whitehead is listed as one of that group of Puritans who sailed from London in 1637 on the good ship Hector, arriving in Boston on 26 June to join the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She further suggests that he was probably from one of the parishes in London, as were many of the other passengers.

From: History of the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, NJ, Part II, The Combined Registers, From 1742 to 1885-- Isaac, who was at new Haven as early as 1643 m. Mary (?Brown); moved to Elizabethtown, and first town clerk there, serving till his death in Feb. 1691.

More About Isaac Whitehead I: Military: 1679, Captain of Militia Occupation: Minister; Clerk

Notes for Mary Brown: Not sure if Brown is the correct maiden name. Question Mark in Presbyterian Church Records.

More About Isaac Whitehead and Mary Brown: Marriage: Bef. 1650, CT7

     

Children of Isaac Whitehead and Mary Brown are:

	10	i.	 	Abigail3 Whitehead, born in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NJ. She married John Hariman Jr.8.
	More About John Jr. and Abigail Whitehead:

Marriage: 8

+ 11 ii. Nathaniel Whitehead, born in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NJ. + 12 iii. Susanna Whitehead, born 08/05/1650 in New Haven,CT; died 02/12/1732-33 in Springfield, Essex, NJ. + 13 iv. Isaac Whitehead II, born 11/20/1652 in New Haven,CT; died 07/01/1724 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NJ.

	14	v.	 	Mary Whitehead, born 11/20/1654 in New Haven,CT9; died 12/14/1654 in New Haven,CT10.
	15	vi.	 	Sarah Whitehead, born 01/03/1655-56 in New Haven,CT11. She married Luke Watson.

+ 16 vii. Samuel Whitehead, born 06/15/1658 in New Haven,CT; died 10/1735.

	17	viii.	 	Joseph Whitehead, born 04/29/1661 in New Haven,CT12; died 04/26/171513. He married Jane Price.
	Notes for Joseph Whitehead:

From New Jersey Colonial Documents p. 270-- 3 Dec 1689 Deed from Isaac Whitehead Sr. to his son Joseph for 7 ac between the road, mr. Woodruff and Benj. Ogden; One half the meadow on the bay, adjoining Joseph Meeker and Mr. Lyons; one half of the land on to road to Newark, adjoining Mr. Wilson.

Executor of Isaac Sr.'s will dated 31 Jan 1690/1

	18	ix.	 	Grace Whitehead, born 11/12/1663 in New Haven,CT14. She married John Warren.

Third Husband of Mary Yates, married 1679 Plymouth, MA

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Isaac Whitehead, of New Jersey's Timeline

1624
1624
Kent, England
1650
August 5, 1650
Age 26
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1652
November 20, 1652
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1654
November 20, 1654
Age 30
New Haven, CT, USA
1656
January 3, 1656
Age 32
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1658
June 1, 1658
Age 34
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
1661
April 29, 1661
Age 37
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1663
November 12, 1663
Age 39
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1665
1665
Age 41
Colony, Laurel, Kentucky, USA