Joseph, one of many with that name born at this time and in this place...Amwell NJ and Somerset NJ
My Joseph was son of John, son of Abraham son of Abraham on back to Adrian Hegeman. His brothers were Adrian, Abraham J.and another I have now forgotten.
Joseph was born about 1787 in NJ and was in the 1810 Berkeley Co Tax rolls. Joseph was married by 1818-9 when Antoinette was born, followed by my line in 1821 Marinus, and John in Dec 1823.
His wife is said to be Ann in the book, "Sketc (sic) of the Fisher Family" of Amwell, NJ but no last name is listed.
In the Marriages of Harlingen Reformed Dutch Church there is a listing for marriage for Joseph D Hagaman to Margaret Houtin in 1811. His family was still in NJ so he could have gone ahead to build up the plantation and returned for his bride.....??and to see family.
The time frame from marriage in 1811 to 1819 seems extended since they then had 3 children very quickly between 1819 and 1823 so perhaps marriage to Margaret Houtin is not accurate or did not occur?
Ann, died after the birth of her last child John in Dec 1823 and Joseph sent to NJ for his sister Ann Hagaman to come help. He died in Aug 1825 and sister Ann remained in Berkeley Co caring for the three children. Eventually she married William Barney who bought Joseph's land and the surviving son Marinus sued them for his inheritance. He lost the case. His sister married one of Wm. Barney's sons and lived on her father's land. Marinus married Elizabeth Couchman in 1842 and moved eventually to Kansas.
Are there any Houtin/Houten/Horten or Houghton families out there who recognize this story and have an Ann or something similar or as a nickname? Also have considered perhaps she was a child of friends of John or even Joseph himself such as from the Hendersons, Ganns?
This Ann is keeping me awake trying to find her. Are you the family of this elusive Ann probably born about 1791?
Please help if you have any information or suggestions.
Thank you ahead of your kindness.
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