DIRECT LINE ANCESTOR
- BIRTH: By 1650 (His Wikipedia article says "roughly 1640") in the
Duchy of Holstein, now a part of Germany, which was ruled by Denmark around the time
of his birth.. The patronomic "Jacobs" indicates his father's name was Jacob
Arrived in Delaware before 1671.
- MARRIAGES: (1) to an unnamed
daughter of Sinnick Broer of Deer Point, Delaware by
1672; (2) to Mary <Unknown>, a Quaker from
Swedesboro, New Jersey, in 1697-98 in Little Egg Harbor.
- ISSUE: 3
children - With his first wife, a son Henry (born roughly 1680), who
migrated to Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas. With Mary, his
second wife, a daughter Mary (born 10 January 1698/99; died before 1710) and a son Jacob (see details below), who remained in Little
- OCCUPATION: Indian trader
and interpreter; inn-keeper; probably also a farmer.
- RESIDENCE: He was living
with Swedish and Finnish settlers at Deer Point, New Castle,
Delaware by May 1671. Located at Lazy Point (opposite present-day
Burlington NJ) by 1676-77. Granted a 200-acre tract of land at the
Rancoucus Creek near Burlington in 1681 in recognition of his services
as interpreter. His residence was recorded as Matinicunk Island,
Delaware River (vicinity of Burlington) in an Indian deed of 1697. He
acquired 800 acres at Little Egg Harbor by 1698, becoming the first
European settler of that township. His home plot
was called Down Shore.
- DEATH: About 1712**. His last public
record is dated 1 October 1711, the day upon which he
some land in Little Egg Harbor from John Cook. Supposedly buried
in in the Friends Cemetery (Quaker Burial Ground), Tuckerton, New
Falkinburg's conversion to Quakerism is not recorded. As late as
1688-89, he was listed as a member of the Swedish (Lutheran) Church at
Wicaco (now Philadelphia).He must have joined their
number before his second marriage to the Quaker woman, Mary circa 1698.
** Henry wrote his will on 1 June 1710, but for unknown reasons, it was not probated
until 16 June 1743. The extraordinarily long delay has led to researchers erroneously citing the date of his will as 1740
instead of 1710 (in the "Calendar of New Jersey Wills", among various
other sources).. The 1710 date is corroborated by
the fact that his son Jacob, born in 1702, was specified in the will as
being a minor. See Craig's 1671
Census of the Delaware, p. 72, footnote 245 and also Wikipedia., under "End of Life."
- BIRTH: Date, birthplace and parentage unknown. According to Blackman,
she was a resident of the Quaker settlement at Swedesboro (Gloucester
County), New Jersey before her marriage.
- DEATH: After 1728, before 1743. Supposedly buried in the Friends Cemetery (Quaker Burial Ground),
Tuckerton, New Jersey.
She was known
as Mary Jacobs and was an active member of the Quaker community in Little Egg Harbor.
(erroneously called. Henry Jacobs Falkinburg II)
- BIRTH: 14 January 1702 in
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. He was the first child of
European ancestry born in the township.
- MARRIAGE: In 1731 to
- ISSUE: 6 children -
Henry, John (see below), Jacob, David, Hannah and Mary Falkinburg.
- OCCUPATION: ??
- RESIDENCE: He lived on
Falkinburg Island (later called Willis Island) in the township of
Little Egg Harbor.
- DEATH: Early 1780s,
According to Blackman
he died around the close of the Revolutionary War. Buried in the Friends
Cemetery, Tuckerton, New Jersey.. Find-A-Grave Memorial #53375999
He and his wife
Penelope were Quakers.
|+ Penelope STOUT
- BIRTH: About 1710 in
Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Daughter of David Stout and
- DEATH: Blackman claimed she died
at age 102, i.e., circa 1812. Buried in the Friends Cemetery,
Tuckerton, New Jersey.
- BIRTH: 9 November 1739,
presumably in Little Egg Harbor.
- MARRIAGE: To Mary Somers
between 1 December 1760 and 5 January 1761.
- ISSUE: 9 children --
Edmund, Samuel (see below), John, Joseph, Hannah, Tabitha/Talitha,
Susannah, Judith and Somers Falkinburg.
- OCCUPATION: Farmer, land
owner, mill owner and operator
- RESIDENCE: On 1
January, 1775, his father conveyed to him 150 acres of farmland and two
meadows at Little Egg Harbor, which included the original Down Shore
homestead built by his grandfather. John owned property in
Burlington and in Gloucester County as well. In 1785 he sold his estate
and moved to Rye Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he
operated a saw and grist mill, and farmed 385 acres of land..
- DEATH: In Cumberland
County, Pennsylvania before 13 February 1786, the date letters of
administration were assigned to his son Samuel.
John and his wife
Mary where Quakers.
|+ Mary SOMERS
- BIRTH: 28 December 1742
in Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Daughter
of Edmund Somers Sr. and Mary Steelman.
MARRIAGES: Her second husband was Roger Brown of Buffalo Creek, Pennsylvania, married in
- DEATH: 9 August 1825 in
New Jersey. Buried in Union Cemetery, South Dennis, Cape May County,
Mary was disowned
by the Society of Friends due to her second marriage to Roger Brown, a
- BIRTH: 28 September 1764,
presumably in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
- MARRIAGE: To Penelope
Buffin, daughter of Richard Buffin and Hannah Falkinburg (his aunt)
before 1800. No record exists of an earlier marriage to Alice Mathis,
the mother of his oldest son, Samuel..
- ISSUE: At least 9
children. With Alice Mathis, a son Samuel (see below). With his wife
Penelope he had Richard, Joseph, Mary, Avesta, Mandany/Manday, Abigail,
Alzina and Harriet Falkinburg. Possibly two more sons who
- OCCUPATION: Farmer.
- RESIDENCE: It's believed
he remained in New Jersey when his parents relocated to Pennsylvania in
1785. He moved to Scipio, Cayuga County, New York before 1800, and by
1810 to Romulus (now Varick), Seneca County, New York.
- DEATH: 9 February 1839.
Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Varick, Seneca County, New York.
ohoto of his grave is posted at Don Falkenburg's
He was disowned
by the Society of Friends on 13 September 1786 for unspecified reasons.
(Fathering a child out of wedlock being one, but not necessarily the
only possible cause). Our Falkinburg line is severed from the
Quaker religion starting with Samuel's expulsion.
|+ Alice MATHIS
- BIRTH: About 1752,
probably in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Daughter of Nehemiah Mathis
and Elizabeth Cranmer
- DEATH: Unknown date
before 1800. Buried in the Friends Cemetery, Tuckerton, New Jersey.
Quaker records discovered by Falkinburg researcher, David Absalom,
Alice died unwed.
- BIRTH: Between 1781 and
1788 in New Jersey.
- MARRIAGES: (1) To
"Massey" Cranmer on 1 January 1807 in Monmouth County, New
Jersey; (2) to Hannah <Unknown>, widow of Jacob
Traux, on 13 June 1834 in Tuckerton, New Jersey.
- ISSUE: 16 children. With
his first wife Mary Ann, he had: Samuel C., Hezekiah,
Timothy W., Josiah, George, Mary Jane (see below), John, Charles A.,
Fountain I (died young?); Nelson, Lemuel, and an unnamed daughter who
died in infancy. With is second wife Hannah, he had: Fountain II,
Hannah, Ellen and Elizabeth..
- OCCUPATION: Sea captain.
- RESIDENCE: In 1880, Blackman
wrote he was the only one of the ancient Falkinburgs to remain in
Little Egg Harbor, and "there
is none of the Falkinburg posterity left in Egg Harbor, except [his]
descendants." Apart from his marriage in Monmouth County NJ in 1807, little is
actually known of Samuel's life until 1830, when he was enumerated in
the census as the head of a 13-person household in Little Egg Harbor.
- DEATH: Before 1850.
His second wife Hannah was listed as head of household in the
1850 census of Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
Six of his eleven
sons. Samuel, Lemuel, George, John, Charles and Fountain II, were lost
|+ Mary Ann
- BIRTH: Between 1781 and
1790 in Cranmertown, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Daughter of Josiah
- DEATH: Between 1830 and
1834, most likely in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
- BIRTH: About 1821 in New
Jersey, probably in Little Egg Harbor.
(Several secondary records, including her death certificate, state that MJF was born in
Ohio, but during her lifetime her birthplace was always recorded in the census as New
- MARRIAGE: About 1839 to
- ISSUE: 10 or 11 children --
Charles A., Mary Elizabeth, Timothy F., Albert, Samuel (see below), Julia R., Asa Jr.,
Marion Adelaide, George Nelson., Walter and possibly William Jones.
- RESIDENCE: Inhabitant of
Little Egg Harbor in the 1830-1860 censuses. Mary Jane, her husband Asa
and most of their children relocated from LEH to
Manhattan circa 1870. She remained in the City after her
husband went to Rockaway Beach in Queens County. She lived at
East 29th Street in 1880. Her final residence was 672
Second Ave (around East 36th St.), where she was living with her daughter, Julia R.
- DEATH: 14 December 1899
in Manhattan. Buried in Trinity Church Yard, Hewlett, Long
Island, New York. Find-A-Grave Memorial #45043203.
She was also
known as "Jane."
|+ Asa JONES
- BIRTH: 1817/1818 in
Westcreek, Stafford township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Son of
Josiah Jones and Mary Pharo.
- OCCUPATION: A "waterman"
and sailor. In 1880, a general laborer.
- DEATH: 22 June 1894 in
Rockaway Beach, Queens County, New York. Buried in Lawrence Cemetery,
Lawrence, Long Island, New York.
According to Blackman,
the Jones family originated in Wales. We'll take a closer look at them
- BIRTH: 7 March 1849 in
Little Egg Harbor, Burlington (now Ocean) County, New Jersey.
- MARRIAGE: To Catharine A.
Bedell on 22 September 1873 in Lawrence, Long Island, New York. The
couple separated permanently in 1884. Married Sarah/ Sadie <Unknown> about 1893.
- ISSUE: Julia Adelaide
(see below) and Robert Ellsworth Jones.
- OCCUPATION:: Queens
County Deputy Sheriff and constable at Rockaway Beach, Queens
County, New York. Later became a boat pilot.
- RESIDENCE: Born and
raised in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey; relocated to Manhattan by age 21 (circa
1870) ; a resident of Westville, Queens County (now Inwood, Nassau
County), New York by September 1873, the date of his marriage. Moved to
Rockaway Beach in early 1877. Moved to the Bushwick section of Brooklyn by 1898.
Home address at death was 193 So. Third St., Brooklyn.
- DEATH: 17 August 1907 in
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Buried in Lawrence Cemetery,
Lawrence, Long Island, New York.
Middle initial varies.. Recorded as "T" or "F" in his birth record, but it
appears as "A" in his 1873 marriage record and several later documents.
|+ Catharine A.
- BIRTH: 2 May 1856 in Near
Rockaway, Queens County, New York. Daughter of Benjamin P.
Bedell and Cornelia Foster.
- MARRIAGES. Permanently
separated from Samuel Jones in 1884. Her second husband was Rowland J.
Seaman, married in November 1896 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
- DEATH: 29 March 1935 in
Rockaway Beach, Queens County, New York. Buried in Trinity Church Yard,
Hewlett, Long Island, New York. Find-A-Grave Memorial #45039059.
- BIRTH: May 1874 in
Westville, Queens County (now Inwood, Nassau County), New York.
- MARRIAGE: To Charles T.
Pinkham about 1890.
- ISSUE: One son, Rowland
Seaman Pinkham (see below).
- RESIDENCE: She was two
years old when her family moved to Rockaway Beach, where she lived
until her marriage. As a married woman, she lived in
Brooklyn until shortly before her death. He residence at
death is given as Far Rockaway, Queens County, New York..
- DEATH: 29 September 1898,
age 24, at her mother's home in Rockaway Beach, Queens County, New
York. Buried in Trinity Church Yard, Hewlett, Long Island, New York.. Find-A-Grave Memorial #45042079.
|+ Charles T.
- BIRTH: 14 May 1864 in
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Son of Jordan Pinkham and
- MARRIAGES: His second wife was Catherine Ader .
- OCCUPATION: Electrical
- RESIDENCE: Moved from New York to Los Angeles about 1912.
- DEATH: 20 September 1946
in Los Angeles California. Buried in the Colonnade Mausoleum at
Hollywood Memorial Park ("Hollywood Forever" cemetery). Find-A-Grave Memorial #26497051.
Seaman PINKHAM (a.k.a. Rowland Pinkham Seaman JONES and Rowland SEAMAN)
- BIRTH: 22 June 1892 in
Ozone Park, Jamaica, Queens County, New York. Baptized 1 January 1899
at the First Congregational Church, Rockaway Beach, Queens County, New
- MARRIAGES: (1) To Irene
Langridge, daughter of William Langridge and Hannah Selig, on 18 April
1913, in Brooklyn; (2) to Elsie R. Bedell on 28 October 1925 in
- ISSUE: 5 children with
his second wife Elsie -- Richard Charles, Vivian Marie (see below),
Robert Ellsworth, Elsie R., and Harold Seaman.
- OCCUPATION: Electrician
- MILITARY: Army
Aero-Squadron in France during World War I (corporal); National Guard (sargeant) ; civilian
service at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and U.S. Coast Guard facility at Sands Point, Long Island during World War II.
- RESIDENCES: Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Rockaway Beach and Far Rockaway, New York..
- DEATH: 27 December 1973
in Far Rockaway, Queens County, New York. Buried in Long Island
National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York. . Find-A-Grave Memorial #1166766.
|+ Elsie Ritter
- BIRTH: 3 April
1906 in Rockaway Beach, Queens County, New York.. Baptized on 17 June
1906 in Matteawan (now Beacon), Dutchess County, New York. Daughter of
Charles Benjamin Bedell and Agnes May Smith.
- DEATH: 6 December 1995 in
Far Rockaway, Queens County, New York. Buried in Long Island National
Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York. Find-A-Grave Memorial #1166725.
Marie SEAMAN, born 1928.
7th great granddaughter of Henry Jacobs Falkinburg.
Carmen VELARDI, 1925-1994