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Peter LaRue

Also Known As: "Larew", "LaRoux"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
Death: before May 07, 1783
Frederick County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Joseph Le Roux, II and Magdelaine magdeline LeRoux
Husband of elizabeth cresson and Elizabeth Phoebe LaRue
Father of isaac a leroux, sr; Isaac LaRue; Abraham LaRue; Isaac LaRue, Sr.; Jacob L. LaRue and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Truax and Reuben Larue
Half brother of Abraham LaRue, III; James LaRue; Daniel LaRue; David LaRue; Isaac Larue and 3 others

Managed by: Brent Russell LaRowe
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About Peter LaRue

We know only that he was a farmer, and when he went rafting on the river his voice was so powerful it could be heard for two miles.


Peter (1688-1783) was born in Kingston, New York, moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, then in 1749 followed his sons to Frederick County, Virginia, where he died in 1783. Other than that, we know only that he was a farmer, and when he went rafting on the river his voice was so powerful it could be heard for two miles. He married his step-sister, Elizabeth Cresson. (They were no blood to each other. She was the daughter of Olive and Olive's deceased husband.) Peter and Elizabeth had five children: Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, Elizabeth Pierson, and Anna Suber. [From "Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York," 1891.]


His early life was spent in the settlement of Esopus, Old Ulster, now Kingston, N.Y. He was baptized in Dutch Church there, 1688. Peter LaRue and his family moved to Hunterdon Co NJ prior to 1722, as he is on the tax list that year.

1729 - Peter LaRue gave funds toward purchase of a plantation as a home for the pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, New Jersey.

Oct 9, 1738 - Peter LaRue was in the poll of freeholders of Hopewell Twp. Hunterdon Co, NJ.

Dec 11, 1738, Peter LaRue of Hopewell in the western division of New Jersey, yeoman, purchased of Abel Janney 288 acres in Wakefield, Bucks Co, Pa and settled thereon; later purchasing 216 acres adjoining.

May 16, 1749 - Peter Larow conveyed 288 acres, part of both tracts, to Nicholas Larzelere. No further record appears in Bucks Co of Peter LaRue" Ref: WWH Davis, History of Buck's Co, Penn.

We must conclude that not much later than 1779, Peter LaRue, then 61 years of age, followed his sons, who had already gone to Virginia. Records of Hampshire Co. Va. show entries of land in name of Peter LaRue from . 1762 to 1765. Our next record of him is July 22, 1778 when he made his will as Peter Larew, of Frederick County Va. He used various spellings of his name during his life but used Larew in his will, which was probated in Frederick County, Va. May 7, 1785. and is one record in that county in Will Book # 4 p. 661. The will:

“ In the name of God. Amen

I, Peter Larew, of Frederick County. in Virginia,. being in health and perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. The first will that my body be buried in a decent, Christian manner, to be paid out of my estate by my executor. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. That is to say, I give to my five children, Abraham Larew, Isaac Larew, Jacob Larew. Elizabeth Pierceson and Anna Suber, or their heirs, the whole of my estate to be equally divided amongst them, except so much as to pay my debts and funeral charges And I do constitute, make and ordain my grand.sons. Jacob Larew, of Frederick County and Jacob Larew of Orange County, as my executors to execute this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this twenty second day of July, 1778”.

Peter Larew ( Seal)

Signed, sealed: pronounced and declared by the said Peter Larew as his last will and testament in the presence of us. the subscribers, Joseph Carman, Isaac Larew, James Larew, Mary Carman. On the same day this will was probated, the two grandsons named as executors were Jacob Larew, of Frederick Co. Va., the son of Issac Larew, Sr. and Jacob Larew of Orange co, son of Abraham (whose direct line of ancestry we are writing – from Colby-Poston Genealogy compiled by Carrie Poston Colby 1966)

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  1. Peter (1688-1783) was born in Kingston, New York, moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, then in 1749 followed his sons to Frederick County, Virginia, where he died in 1783. Other than that, we know only that he was a farmer, and when he went rafting on the river his voice was so powerful it could be heard for two miles. He married his step-sister, Elizabeth Cresson. (They were no blood to each other. She was the daughter of Olive and Olive's deceased husband.) Peter and Elizabeth had five children: Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, Elizabeth Pierson, and Anna Suber. [From "Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York," 1891.]

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Peter (1688-1783) was born in Kingston, New York, moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, then in 1749 followed his sons to Frederick County, Virginia, where he died in 1783. Other than that, we know only that he was a farmer, and when he went rafting on the river his voice was so powerful it could be heard for two miles. He married his step-sister, Elizabeth Cresson. (They were no blood to each other. She was the daughter of Olive and Olive's deceased husband.) Peter and Elizabeth had five children: Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, Elizabeth Pierson, and Anna Suber. [From "Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York," 1891.]

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Peter LaRue's Timeline

1688
March 25, 1688
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
March 25, 1688
Kingston, New York, United States

Dutch Church

1711
January 1, 1711
Age 22
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
September 23, 1711
Age 23
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
1713
June 11, 1713
Age 25
Burlington County, New Jersey, United States
1715
September 11, 1715
Age 27
Philadephia, Bucks, PA
1717
1717
Age 28
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
1720
1720
Age 31
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
1721
1721
Age 32
Philadelphia, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States