I was looking up my ancesters and found this, which sounds the same as Skip's. Here is a cut and paste from Rootsweb "HUNTER-L Archives":
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 10:45:39 -0500 by Vince
I was provided this information, which is of value, no doubt, to any
SMITH, ROBBINS, or CREVELING researcher associated with Warren or
Hunterdon County (hence my post for the email archives)...
The Washington Star of Washington, New Jersey on December 18, 1902:
The article was headlined "AN OLD FAMILY BIBLE" "It Contains the
Genealogy of the Hoff, Carter and Smith Families 150 Year Back"
Mrs. James L. Creveling of Bloomsbury has in her possession a Bible
which was presented to her great grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Carter, by her
father, Charles Hoff, on February 7, 1777. Some parts of the sacred
book are destroyed but is in the main in a good state of preservation.
Thee pages are devoted to the records of the Hoff and Carter families.
Children of Spencer and Sarah Carter born in 1764, '65, '68, '73, '76,
'78, '81, '84 and '86.
Charles Hoff, Jr. married Abigail Codington Feb. 17, 1763.
The children of Charles Hoff, Sr., born 1764, '66, '68 and '70.
Charles Hoff, Jr.'s children born 1744, '46, '48,'51, '54, '56 and '59.
The New Testament was translated from the original Greek by Thomas
Book of Psalms collected in English metre by Thomas Steinbold, John
Hoppinks and other printed by A. Wilde, 1784.
Abigal Hoff died August 19, 1772
Charles Hoff, Sr. died December 22, 1782
Charles Hoff, son of Chares, Jr., died July 13, 1753
Mary Hoff died August 12, 1761
Spencer Carter, aged 73, died December 30, 1812; interred January 1,
1813, in Greenwich Presbyterian cemetery, Warren county - formerly
Sarah, wife of Spencer Carter, died March 15, 1822, aged 74 years and 22
days; interred at Greenwich.
Charles Carter died June 7, 1834, aged 70 years, 4 months and 30 days.
Wm. Carter died March 18, 1841, aged 70 years 2 months and 18 days.
The Carters and Smiths are closely connected. Wm. Smith, father of
Peter Smith, born 1754, died November 19, 1815.
Rachel Behn, wife of Wm. Smith, born 1757, died July 1819. They were
married January 1, 1777.
Peter, son of Wm. Smith, married Sarah Carter, daughter of Spencer and
Sarah Carter, and were the parents of the following children:
William, born August 25, 1802
Rachel, born January 11, 1806
Sarah Ann, born April 26, 1808
Spencer Carter, born September 27, 1810
Mary, born May 13, 1813
Joseph Carter, born June 15, 1815
John Carter, born October 29, 1818
Peter Smith died September 9, 1822; Sarah, his wife, died September 20,
1849. Their children died as follows:
William, July 5, 1849
Rachel, February 21, 1873
Sarah Ann, May 3, 1878
Spencer Carter, December 4, 1863
Mary, January 8, 1815
Joseph Carter, June 14, 1891
John Carter, February 5, 1873
Spencer Carter Smith was the father of Mrs. James L. and Mrs. A. G.
Creveling of Bloomsbury; Jonathan Robbins Smith, Miss Sarah C. Smith and
Mrs. Frank P. Cline of Philadelphia. He married Mary Vanover Robbins,
Nov. 29, 1832. Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Col. Jonathan Robbins who
was a soldier in the war of 1812, and had command of the forces at Sandy
Hook, where a British fleet attempted to land. A point of land there
known as Robbins Reef, was named in honor of the commander. Col.
Robbins lived to the great age of 93 years and was buried in Greenwich
Note these points: It was mentioned to me by the provider, that she was
*unsure* that there was not an error - "I also think there is a little
confusion with the Jr. and Sr. on Charles Hoff..."
No mention, for whatever reason, is mentioned of Mary Robbins SMITH as
a daughter (she married George Bucher AYRES).
As evidence that there *was* such a daughter, I submit:
1880, according to the LDS Online Transcribed Hunterdon, NJ Census:
Mary V. SMITH Self W Female W 64 NJ Keeping House NJ NJ
Sarah SMITH Dau S Female W 45 NJ NJ NJ
Ella SMITH Dau S Female W 31 NJ NJ NJ
Lizzie K. SMITH Dau S Female W 29 NJ NJ NJ
Clara SMITH Dau S Female W 27 NJ NJ NJ
Emma SMITH Dau M Female W 25 NJ NJ NJ
John C. SMITH SonL M Male W 43 NJ Lime Merchant NJ NJ <-- Curious!
Anna S. SMITH Dau M Female W 37 NJ NJ NJ
Edith AYRES GDau S Female W 5 PA PA NJ <-- Mom deceased.
Anna AYRES GDau S Female W 3 PA PA NJ <-- Mom deceased.
Bloomsbury, Hunterdon, New Jersey
FHL Film: 1254787
NA Film: T9-0787
Page No: 240C
Here is the wedding announcement in the "Hunterdon County Democrat:"
Oct. 30, 1867, Vol. XXX, No. 10 (1510)
On the 10th inst., at the house of the bride's mother, by the Rev. Jos.
R. Van Dyke, Mr. George B. Ayres of Buffalo, N.Y., to Miss Mary R.
Smith, of Bloomsbury, N.J.
Thank you Vince, Allison
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