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William Compton, Jr.

Also Known As: "William Henry Compton ll"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Gravesend, Long Island, New Netherlands
Death: 1709 (61-69)
Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Place of Burial: comptonology pg, 2, 3
Immediate Family:

Son of William Compton I, of Gravesend and N.N.
Husband of Mary Compton
Father of Mary Campbell; Judith Swan; Cornelius Compton and Richard Compton, Sr.

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About William Compton, Jr.

It is thought this William Compton was the son of William Compton I, of Gravesend by “an unknown Dutch lady.”

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 COMPTON1 was born 1644 in Long Island New York1, and died Abt. 1709 in Middletown Monmouth New Jersey1. He married MARY BOWNE1 Abt. 1666 in Long Island New York1, daughter of WILLIAM BOWNE and ANN. She was born Abt. 1645 in MA1.

Children of WILLIAM COMPTON and MARY BOWNE are:

  • i. RICHARD2 COMPTON, b. Abt. 1674, Monmouth Co. New Jersey; d. Abt. 1709, Monmouth Co. New Jersey.
  • ii. JUDITH COMPTON1, b. Abt. 1667, Monmouth Co. New Jersey1; d. Rhode Island1; m. BENJAMIN DEVELL1, June 11, 1689, Essex Co. New Jersey1.
  • iii. MARY COMPTON1, b. November 1667, Woodbridge Middlesex New Jersey1. 3.
  • iv. CORNELIUS COMPTON, b. Abt. 1669, Monmouth Co. New Jersey; d. January 1758, Monmouth Co. New Jersey.
  • v. JACOB COMPTON1, b. 1681, Monmouth Co. New Jersey1; d. Abt. 17531; m. ELIZABETH RHEA1, 1709, Freehold Monmouth Co. New Jersey1; b. , Perth Amboy New Jersey1.

Notes for JACOB COMPTON: [family tree.FTW]

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Descendants of William Compton Generation No. 4

6. JOHN4 COMPTON (ISSELSTYNE3, RICHARD2, WILLIAM1)1 was born Abt. 1730 in New Jersey1, and died April 1778 in Boutetrout Virg.1. He married (1) LYDIA FRANZ CARHART1 Bef. 1754 in New Jersey1. She was born in New Jersey1, and died Abt. 1755 in New Jersey1. He married (2) MARGARET RAEMER1 1755 in New Jersey1. She was born Abt. 1734 in Germany1, and died in Botetourt Co. Virg.1.

Notes for JOHN COMPTON: [family tree.FTW]

John and Abraham Compton ( presumable his brother though the relationship is unclear) went to Boutetrout, Augusta Co. Virg in fall of 1772. John bought 411 acres of land there on May 5, 1775. There is a Court Order entered Feb. 11, 1778 commissioning John to determine a suitable landing for the ferry crossing the James River from Crows Island. He died in 1778 in Virg. after being struck by a tree while clearing land.

Notes for MARGARET RAEMER: [family tree.FTW]

Family left Germany in 1735 to escape religious persecution. After John Compton's death married William Astor, Margaret and John Compton's son, Joseph, brought suit against Margaret and William Astor for the division of the Compton Estate. There is a land transaction on record between these same parties when Joseph sold 281 acres of land in Botetourt Co. Virg. to William and Margaret Aston for 200 pounds of continental money.

Children of JOHN COMPTON and LYDIA CARHART are: i. AMY5 COMPTON1, b. December 10, 1755, New Jersey1; d. December 12, 1827, Potosi Mo.1; m. GARRARD BRICKEY1, January 20, 1781, Botetourt Co. Virg.1; b. April 10, 1760, Westmoreland Virg.1; d. February 24, 1841, Festus Mo.1. ii. GEORGE COMPTON1, b. Abt. 17541.

Children of JOHN COMPTON and MARGARET RAEMER are: iii. JEREMIAH HORN5 COMPTON1, b. October 1754, New Brunswick Middlesex Co. New Jersey1; d. June 19, 1844, Sevier Co. Tenn.1; m. ELIZABETH LAYMON1, Abt. 1784, Botetourt Co. Virg.1. iv. JOSEPH COMPTON1, b. Abt. 17591; m. ELIZABETH ALLEY1, December 25, 1887, Montgomery Mountain Co. Virg.1; b. Abt. 1759, Montgomery Mountain Co. Virg.1. v. JOHN COMPTON1, b. Bef. 17601; d. March 28, 1828, Tazewell Co. Virg.1; m. ELEANOR MCGUIRE1, Bef. 17801; d. March 18341. Notes for JOHN COMPTON: [family tree.FTW]

John served as a private in the Revolutionary War.

vi. STEPHEN COMPTON1, b. Abt. 17621. vii. RICHARD COMPTON1, b. Abt. 17651; m. ELIZABETH CUMMINS1, 1791, Madison Co. Ky.1. viii. WILLIAM COMPTON1, b. 1767, Middlesex Co. New Jersey1; d. November 08, 18161; m. ELIZABETH GARLICK1, 1785, Montgomery Mountain Co. Virg.1. ix. LYDIA COMPTON1, b. Abt. 1770, Botetourt Virg.1; d. Bet. 1820 - 1830, Morgan City Ky.1; m. STEPHEN OGDEN1, October 15, 1781, Botetourt Co. Virg.1; b. 1752, New York1; d. May 01, 1842, Paris Edgar Co. Il.1. x. ELIZABETH COMPTON1, b. Abt. 17721; m. ROBERT LEASTLY1, 1787, Mountain Co. Virg.1.

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Descendants of William Compton

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 COMPTON1 was born 1644 in Long Island New York1, and died Abt. 1709 in Middletown Monmouth New Jersey1. He married MARY BOWNE1 Abt. 1666 in Long Island New York1, daughter of WILLIAM BOWNE and MARY HAVERLAND. She was born Abt. 1645 in MA1.

Notes for WILLIAM COMPTON: [family tree.FTW]

Baptist who left Long Island, New York to escape religious persecution. Moved to Monmouth Co. New Jersey in 1666. Descendents include Frank Compton, who founded Compton's Encyclopedia. Because of the Dutch/English conflict he went with Capt. John Bowne to Monmouth Co. NJ, married Capt. Bowne's daughter and they had 10 children.

Parents may have been John Compton b. Kent, England d. Boston, Mass. and Susanna Freeman b. 1595, England d. 1664 Boston , Mass.

Father may have been a Freeholder, living among the Dutch, who spelled his name "Weilleum". Born before 1630 in Kent, England and died Sept. 21, 1694, Gravesend, Long Island, New York. Arrived in Long Island, New York 1645. Relocated to Gravesend, Long Island, NY. sometime prior to 1647. He was on a list of 39 patentees in New York in 1645. November 24, 1657, he bought lot plantation #29 in Gravesend from Nicholas Stillwell and was involved in other land transactions in Gravesend in 1658 and 1659. On June 29, 1677 he was sworn in as Constable of Gravesend.

The reason the Compton and Bowne families originally left Long Island, New York in 1666 was to escape religious persecution. Both families were Baptist and their faith was unpopular with the New England hierarchy. The Compton and Bowne families established the first Baptist Church in Middleton New Jersey. William Compton received a warrant for 280 acres of land in New Jersey. He was also awarded Salt meadows. William Compton had his livestock earmark recorded as a half penny under the left ear. He paid quit rent to the King in 1696 on 250 acres of land which was located on Shoal Harbor near Middleton, New Jersey.

William COMPTON • Surname: COMPTON • Given Name: William • Sex: M Marriage 1 Mary Bowne b: ABT 1650 in born Long Island; of,Middletown ,Monmouth Co.,NJ 2. Married: 1668 • Birth: ABT 1647 in Gravesend LI; of,Middletown ,Monmouth Co.,NJ • Christening: lots 1668 Middletown lottery got lot 15 of 280 Acres • Death: 1709 in Middletown, Monmouth,NJ • Burial: comptonology pg,2,3 •

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William Compton, Jr.'s Timeline

1644
1644
Long Island, New Netherlands
1667
November 15, 1667
Age 23
Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
1669
1669
Age 25
Monmouth County, New Jersey, Colonial America
1669
Age 25
NJ, United States
1673
December 1673
Age 29
West Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
1709
1709
Age 65
Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey
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- 1670
of, Gravesend, Long Island, NY
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lots 1668 Middletown lottery got lot 15 of 280 Acres
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1666, Woodbridge, Middleton, NJ