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Subject: [NJESSEX] Woodruff, Markwith, etc
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 04:02:39 EDT
Both parents of Hannah Markwith's husband Thomas Ogden Woodruff (1804-1889),
of Caldwell, Essex, NJ, are cousins of mine---> Samuel Woodruff (1786-1858)
and Elizabeth Ogden (1789-1813). Thus I got interested in Dot's query below.
Even though I'm a Senior Citizen, these people are even older than I am.
The 1850, 1860, and 1870 US censuses (via Ancestry.com) locate Richard
Markwith (born ca. 1789), a shoemaker, and his wife Rachel (born ca. 1791) in
Berkshire Twp., Delaware County, Ohio. Also, the 1850 Census spells their
surname "Marquith" and the 1870 Census lists Richard as the son of two foreign-born
The earlier 1830 and 1840 US censuses, which lists only head of households,
locate Richard Markwith in Orange, Essex County, NJ. Perhaps his first wife
Elizabeth (or Esther Ward?), apparently the mother of almost all of his many
children, died in NJ in the 1830s. And maybe he then married Rachel (a
widow?) in NJ in 1836 (both NJ natives) and perhaps both then soon moved to Ohio.
In the 1760s, apparently, in East Grinstead, England, Richard's likely
father, John Markwith, was given a death sentence as a horse thief-- a punishment
later commuted to exile in America.
Maybe, Dot, you already have the Markwith info I copied and appended below.
Apparently there is some uncertainty as to just how Thomas Ogden Woodrurff
is descended from my ancestor John WOODRUFF (1604-1670), who arrived in
America ca. 1639. However, page 228 and previous pages in William Ogden Wheeler's
excellent 1907 OGDEN genealogy
(http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=21086) clearly track Thomas' mother Elizabeth Ogden's ancestry back to my ancestor
(through several different lineages) John OGDEN (1609-1682). John arrived
in CT as a stonemason ca. 1641 and later served as NJ Governor in the early
Both John Ogden and some of John Woodruff's children helped found the
Elizabethtown (NJ) colony in 1664-1665. My understanding is that the Woodruff
surname later became the most common surname in the Elizabeth area in the 18th
and 19th centuries ..........John (in metro Chicago)
Subject: [NJESSEX] Woodruff/Ward
Date: 10/4/2006 2:03:08 P.M. CDT
According to Genealogies and Biographies of Newark and Essex Co, NJ, Hannah,
dau of Richard Markwith, m Thomas O. Woodruff 21 Apr 1825. It also says
"Mrs. Woodruff's mother was Ester Ward and she was born and reared in South
Orange, NJ." Unfortunately there are no sources for this work. Can anybody
help? I am trying to determine if this Ester Ward was first wife of Richard
Markwith my 4th grgrandfather. Richard's will names his dau "Hannah, now
.....No one to our knowledge knows the origin of the Markwiths. The very
first Markwiths that have been found in America were three brothers : John,
Daniel, and Richard. Almost all Markwiths in America today can trace their roots
back to one of these three Markwith brothers..... of Essex County, New
Jersey. John was born in 1774, Daniel in 1779, and Richard in 1789.
.....John grew up and married Elizabeth Muckridge in New Jersey. They had
five children and moved from Essex County to Hamilton County, Ohio. John died
in Darke County, Ohio in 1836.
.....Daniel had a daughter named Anna and lived in Livingston, New Jersey.
Daniel died in 1830.
.....Richard married at least two times, first to a woman named Esther or
Elizabeth, then to a woman named Rachel Brown. Listed below are the names of
the children of Richard and Esther Markwith....
.....During his lifetime, Richard Markwith was enrolled for about one month
in the War of 1812.... In 1871, he died in Delaware County, Ohio.
Michael Hall's Family Tree
Entries: 668 Updated: 2004-09-27 20:48:43 UTC (Mon) Contact: Michael
Name: Richard MARKWITH
Birth: 1789 in Essex County,New Jersey
BIOGRAPHY: During his lifetime, Richard Markwith was enrolled for about one
month in the War of 1812. His occupation: shoemaker, according to a census
taken in 1860. In 1871, he died in Delaware County, Ohio
BIOGRAPHY: Source: http://members.aol.com/guthgenes/markwith.htm
Change Date: 23 JAN 2004 at 13:24:04
Father: John MARKWITH b: Abt 1754 in Germany
[JQM: the 1870 OH Census says both of Richard's parents were NOT born in the
Marriage 1 Esther Ward or Elizabeth
Children: Hannah, Ira, Nancy, John E., Mariah, Sarah Elizabeth
[JQM: actually the 1830 & 1840 NJ censuses suggests at least 13 children:
about seven girls and six boys, including probably John, b. 1810; Ira, b. 1812;
and David, b. 1823
Marriage 2 Rachel BROWN
Children: [JQM: one child---> probably Emily, b. 1837, listed in the 1850 OH
census Perhaps Rachel was previously married.]
Name: John MARKWITH
Birth: Abt 1754 in Germany
BIOGRAPHY: I am trying to locate a copy of the East Grinstead [West Sussex,
England] court file that relates to John Markwith found guilty of horse
stealing and sentenced to death. Upon Appeal his sentence was commuted to
"transportation for 14 years" and in 1766 he was deported to America. His files are
in the East Grinstead court files at D-282---2:119 and A-17---2:123. Can
anyone tell me how to get this record?
Any help greatly appreciated. Have been searching for immigrant ancestor for
BIOGRAPHY: Source: Connie Coy Rice from the Internet
Change Date: 10 JUN 2004 at 14:05:31
Entries: 371 Updated: Sat Aug 25 11:57:47 2001 Contact:
Name: Richard MARKWITH
Birth: New Jersey
Note: Private Richard Markwith enrolled August 17, 1812 in the War of 1812.
He was discharged on Sept. 17, 1812.
Marriage 1 Ester (or Elizabeth) MARKWITH
Married: 1809 in NJ
John E. MARKWITH b: 1818 in New Jersey
Marriage 2 Rachel BROWN
Married: 1836 in NJ