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Francis Price
m. 22 May 1729
  1. Robert Price1729/3 - 1782
  2. Elizabeth Price1731/32 -
  3. Mary Price1736 -
  4. John Price1739 - Bef 1768
  5. Francis Price1741 - 1804
  6. Zachariah Price1743 - 1806
  7. Sarah Price1748 -
  8. Jerusha Price1751 -
  • HFrancis Price1741 - 1804
  • WEster Dunn1743 - 1774
m. bef 1762
  1. Sarah Ann Price1762 - 1844
  2. Hannah Price1763 -
  3. Elizabeth Price1764 - 1838
  4. Esther Price1766 - 1793
  5. Zachariah Price1768 -
  6. Azubah Price1770 - aft 1829
  7. Francis Price1772 - 1785
m. bef 28 Apr 1778
Facts and Events
Name Francis Price
Gender Male
Birth[10] 13 Sep 1741 Sussex, New Jersey, United States
Residence[15] 11 May 1757 Sussex, New Jersey, United StatesPetition to Governor of New Jersey
Marriage bef 1762 Sussex, New Jersey, United Statesto Ester Dunn
Property[3] 1770 Sussex, New Jersey, United Staes48.87 Acres
Property[4] 1773 Sussex, New Jersey, United States
Residence[5] 1774 Sussex, New Jersey, United States1774 Tax List
Other[5] 12 July 1774 Sussex, New Jersey, United States1st wife, Ester Dunn, dies
Military[12][18][19] 1775, 1777 Sussex, New Jersey, United StatesCaptain of Sussex County Militia
Marriage bef 28 Apr 1778 Sussex, New Jersey, United Statesto Anna Unknown
Residence[16] 10 June 1780 Sussex, New Jersey, United StatesPetition to Legislative Council
Occupation[1][11] 20 Nov 1789 Sussex, New Jersey, United StatesAppointed Judge of County
Property[6] 1790 Sussex, New Jersey, United States33.93 acres
Residence[17] 30 Apr 1793 Sussex, New Jersey, United States
Death[10] 8 Apr 1804 Sussex, New Jersey, United States
Will[9][22] 25 Apr 1804 Sussex, New Jersey, United States

American Revolution Veteran

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Biography of Francis Price

Early Life

Francis Price was born 13 Sep 1741 in Sussex County, New Jersey the son of Samuel Price and Sarah Perrin. Francis Price is listed on a petition, 11 May 1757, to the Governor, etc., from inhabitants of Sussex County, "the most exposed to the enemy of any county. They cannot work on their land or conduct business needed to maintain..." In 1773, Francis Price is listed on Newtown Township Tax list reflecting he owned 48.87 acres in 1770 from the Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey and owned 9 horses and/or cattle[3]. In 1774 he was taxed in Newton, Sussex County for the same acreage and 11 cattle[4]. His wife, Esther died 12 July 1774, aged 30 yrs. She is buried in Frankford Plains Cemetery. At the time of her death, Ester and Francis had seven children.

American Revolution Service

Francis served in the American Revolution as a Captain[18][19]. In October 1778 it is noted in his account ledger: "To My expenses when Riding to Bye forreg for the continental teems at Robert Adams £10 10s 0d". On 31 Dec 1778: "Received of Capt'n Francis Price vouchers for forage and cash and his time assisting me in byeing forage the amount of all the cash he has received of me and for five bushels of salt which he bought of me and one cask by me. [signed] Peter Hopkins, Francis Price"[1]. On 10 Jun 1780, another petition was signed to the Legislative Council from the inhabitants of Newton TWP, Sussex, New Jersey: "Freeholders & other Inhabitants of Newton TWP, Sussex County, who haven't been paid for supplies/services given to the state in support of the Continental army"[16] See Petition to Legislature, New Jersey There are about 85 names of men who signed the petition. He is listed in the Daughters of American Revolution as Patriot A092945 see website: DAR Patriot Index Database.

Judge of Sussex County

After the war, Francis Price, filled many prominent positions and was a man of much influence in his day[1]. He was appointed Judge of the County on 20 Nov 1789[11] and appointed again on 26 Nov 1794[1][11]. In 1790 he acquired 33.93 acres of land from the Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey and in 1795 he acquired 19.87 acres[7]. He was for years a Justice of the Peace, and solemnized many marriages of that early period. A list of the marriages he performed can be found here: Marriages of Squire Francis Priceon in Snell's book, p393[1]. He maintained business relations, more or less extended, with most of the residents of the county, and established a reputation for integrity and kindness to those less abundantly supplied with worldly goods[1]. There appears in his ledger an account against William Booth, made in 1791 under which the following remark is written: "William Booth shall not be sued for the above balance, nor any action brought against him for it, because he is a poor man"[1].

Family and Marriage

He married first) Esther Dunn, daughter of William and Esther Dunn who settled in Sussex County, New Jersey from Connecticut. She died 12 Jul 1774 and is buried in the Frankford Plains, NJ cemetery. Francis and Ester had seven known children. After she died, Francis married Anna [Unknown] sometime before 28 Apr 1778 when her name appears on a deed. Since Anna named slaves in her Will, she is perhaps the Anna Price who recorded the birth of a child to a slave owned by her, "Tamir, female child, b 31 May 1807, to negro woman, slave, owned by Anna Price." Anna signed her mark. See Website of: J Kelsey Jones.

Francis Price died on 8 April 1804. His will is dated 3 June 1802. It was proved on 28 April 1804. See full text of will: Will of Francis Price [8][9]. He also requested in his will, that John Lesh should have his family Bible and the purchase of 7 Bibles to be given to the following: Francis Gustin, son of John Gustin Esq. and daughter Ester, Francis Hamilton, son of my daughter Sarah, Francis Stull (Stoll), son of my daughter Elizabeth, Francis Goble, son of my daughter Azubah, and Francis Price, son of Zachariah Price Esq (Editor Note:Francis Price, his son had died, believed to be son of his brother). Also Bibles to Francis Southwort, son of William Southwort, and Francis Acker, son of Albert Acker, all of Sussex County, New Jersey.

In the Estate of Francis Price, a division of land is given for four heirs, Sarah Hamilton, Azubah Goble, Elizabeth Bowman and Ester Gustins sons[11][22]. The Will gave 3/16 of the real estate to Elizabeth Bowman, 1/32 to Francis Stoll, 1/32 to John and Abraham Stoll, which included the "farm where John Boss now lives" assigned to them in the division, and residuary interests in the land given to the widow, John Lesh, and Jerusha DeWitt as life estates[8][22]. In a deed (L:280) with the same date as the division (23 June 1804), James and Sarah Hamilton, Gershom and Elizabeth Bowman, and Nathan and Azuba Goble sold their residuary interests to Francis Gustin, Thomas Gustin Jr., and John Gustin Jr. This gave the Gustin's 15/16 of their residuary interest, which was later conveyed to their father John Gustin (O:303, R:753). In 1811 John Gustin bought the remaining residuary interests: 1/32 from Francis Stoll on 4 Jan 1811 (V:572), 1/64 from Abraham Stoll on 15 June 1811 (W:696), and 1/64 from John A. Stoll of Tioga County, New York on 26 Oct 1811, X:409)[4] and also see website: Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice. On 18 Mar 1813, Gershom and Elizabeth Bowman sold 98.25 acres on which they were living, and which was Elizabeth's part of the division tract to Abraham Dunning (L2:227). This was in eastern Frankford township near the Wantage township line. Elizabeth d. 5 July 1838 (Andrew and Ann Case Bowman bible) and Gershom d. 17 Oct 1839 (Andrew and Ann Case Bowman bible). A transcript of the Andrew and Ann Case Bowman Bible can be seen here: Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice.

Anna's Will was dated 26 July 1821, Frankford Township, Sussex County, NJ. It was proved 20 Apr 1822:

Will of Anna Price, widow, dated 26 July 1821 Frankford Township, Sister, Catharine Hermmer, $100. Cousin, Mary, wife of Ebenezer Janes, $100. Mary, Elizabeth, and Sarah, daughters of cousin Mary, each $20. Catherine and Anna, deceased daughters of cousin Mary, both died each leaving two children, $10 each. John Lest, whom I raised and is now living with me, one feather bed and bedding. Joanna Price, sister of Henry Price, eight day clock. Stepdaughter, Azuba, wife of Nathan Goble, milch cow, Ambrose Scurman, freeman of color who I raised from infancy and residing with me, two horses, wagon harness, one cow, two calves, grain and potatoes. Sarah, wife of Ambrose Scurman, butter. Residue to cousin Mary, wife of Ebenezer Janes. Executors, Henry Price and William A Ryerson. Witnesses, Nathan Goble, William Cox, John Hoppough. Proved 20 April 1822[14].
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Snell, James P. History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881).

    pp 161, appts; 391, bio; 393, Marriage Listing

  2.   Dewick, Sarah A. (Sarah A. Gustin). Ancestry of John S. Gustin and his wife, Susan McComb: including an account of John Hubbard, second husband of Elinor Shepherd. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lurie, Maxine N; New Jersey) New Jersey Historical Society (Newark; Joanne R. Walroth; Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey; and George J. Miller. The Minutes of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey. (Perth Amboy, New Jersey: The Board, 1949-1985), S6:118, 1770.

    Francis Price 48.87 Acres

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Francis Price, in New Jersey. Public Record Office. Sussex County (N.J.) tax ratables, 1773-1822. (Trenton), 1773.

    Newton Township, 50 acres, 9 horses or cattle

  5. 5.0 5.1 Find A Grave.
  6. Lurie, Maxine N; New Jersey) New Jersey Historical Society (Newark; Joanne R. Walroth; Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey; and George J. Miller. The Minutes of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey. (Perth Amboy, New Jersey: The Board, 1949-1985), S8:433, 1790.

    33.93 acres

  7. Lurie, Maxine N; New Jersey) New Jersey Historical Society (Newark; Joanne R. Walroth; Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey; and George J. Miller. The Minutes of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey. (Perth Amboy, New Jersey: The Board, 1949-1985), S10:403, 1795.

    19.87 acres

  8. 8.0 8.1 Francis Price, in Francis Price. Will of Francis Price, Book A, pp 9-13, 25 April 1804.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Francis Price, in New Jersey. Secretary of State. Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), Book A, pp 9-13, 25 April 1804.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Find A Grave.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Weaver, Gustine Courson. The Gustine compendium. (Cincinnati, Ohio: Powell & White, c1929), pp 49-51.
  12. Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol 3.

    Francis Price

  13.   Alleman, Frederick R. Abstracts of divisions of Warren and Sussex County estates filed at Sussex County courthouse, Newton, New Jersey, from 1789-1918: photocopy (typescript). (1978).

    County Clerk: CA65

  14. Deerfield Massachusetts Massacre.

    An Account of Robert Price of Deerfield, Massachusetts and His Son, Samuel Price of Frankford, New Jersey and Some of Their Descendants by Mr. J Kelsey Jones, Ithaca, NY Privately Printed. A copy of Mr Jones' work can be accessed here: Price History

  15. Francis Price, in Manuscript Collection, 1680-1970. New Jersey State Archives: Legislative Records, 1770-1781, Box 1-1, folder 22, p3, 11 May 1757.

    Petition to Governor of New Jersey from inhabitants of Sussex County.

  16. 16.0 16.1 Francis Price, in Manuscript Collection, 1680-1970. New Jersey State Archives: Legislative Records, 1770-1781, Box 1-14, Folder 55, p3, 10 Jun 1780.

    Petition to the Legislative Council from "Freeholders of Sussex County"

  17. Francis Price, in Manuscript Collection, 1680-1970. New Jersey State Archives: Legislative Records, 1770-1781, Box 1-16, Folder 59, p2, 30 Apr 1793.

    Petition to Legislative Council from inhabitants of Sussex County

  18. 18.0 18.1 Daughters of the Amercian Revolution, A092945.

    Served as Captain in Sussex County Militia

  19. 19.0 19.1 Francis Price, in Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol 3.

    Frankford Plains Cemetery

  20.   Francis Price, in New Jersey, Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New Jersey. (Trenton, New Jersey).

    Letter dated November 24, 1936

  21.   Freeholders of the Township of Newton, NJ. Petition to Legislature, 1780.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Division of Francis Price Land