Person:Robert Price (6)

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 -
  1. Samuel Price1750 - 1827
  2. Mary Price1758/60 -
  3. Abigail Price1762 -
  4. John Price1766 -
  5. Robert Price1767 -
  6. Zachariah Price1773 - 1802
Facts and Events
Name Robert Price
Gender Male
Birth[1][6] 10 Feb 1729/3 Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[2][6] 15 Jan 1782 Franklin, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

Robert removed to Frankford, Sussex County, New Jersey and resided there his entire life[3]. He is listed on the 1773/4 tax list for Newton, Sussex County - Robard Price, 140 acres, 22 cattle/horses. He was on the Sussex County Committee of Safety, August 1775. He married Abigail Coult[4]. He is buried in Franklin Plains cemetery[2].

Will dated 29 Aug 1779 Newton. Wife to have 1/3 of moveable estate. Son,Samuel land I bought of Job Curzad of 80 acres which joins line of Francis Price. Sons, Robert, John, and Zachariah, remainder of lands when 21.Daughters, Mary, Abigail, and Lucy, rest of moveable estate. Executors,brothers Francis and Zachariah and eldest son, Samuel. Witnesses, Dougald Smith, Christopher Case, Samuel Kennedy Jr. Inventory, 24 Jan 1782 by James Stott, Christopher Case, James Morrow. Proved 28 Jan 1782[5].

Partition of estate recorded 23 Jan 1797, witnessed by John Gustin, James Hamilton, and John DeWitt. Five sons were named: Robert Price, John Price, Francis Price, Samuel Price, and Zachariah Price. Francis was not named in the Will, either born after the date of the Will to the second wife, omitted from the Will, or not abstracted from the Will. The original Will should be consulted.

Samuel was cited as the eldest son in the Will and it is known from his cemetery marker that he was born in 1756. This would make Abigail about eighteen years of age at his birth and perhaps Samuel was also the eldest child. This would indicate most of the other sons were under 21 as the above Will states and it would be unlikely that Robert would have omitted a minor child from his Will, so perhaps Francis was a child of his second wife[4].

In a deed (O-255) dated 4 Apr 1798 John Price of Frankford township conveyed to Samuel Price of Frankford township the "whole of the lands of Robert Price, Jr., owned at his decease below the center of the great road through Pepocotting" and bounded by Samuel Price and Robert Price. Most of the tract assigned to Robert Price, Jr., in the division of his father's estate (Division A-24) was included in the parcel sold by John Price to Jacob Cary on 1 June 1815 (M2-362). In that deed John claims title as a result of conveyances to him from the heirs of Robert Price, but it would appear, most of those deeds were never recorded[4].

  1. Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol 1, p33.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave.

    Robert Price Age 50.11.5; Husband of Abigail _____.

  3. 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), p 390.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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

  5. 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), Lib. M p83.
  6. 6.0 6.1