Benjamin Quick

Benjamin Quick

Baptized November 26th, 1749 Deer Park (Port Jarvis), Orange Co. New York, Minisink Machackemeck (Deerpark), ”Parents: Petrus Quick, Johanna Consalus. Child: Benjamin. Witnesses: Daniel Consalus, Maria Consalus."[1] Benjamin died about March 1800 in Frankford, Sussex, New Jersey. Married (1) Abigail who died sometime after May 1787.[6] (2) Rachel m. before 1793 in Sussex County, New Jersey. Benjamin’s will mention his wife Rachel and son Benjamin.[2] Benjamin served in the Revolutionary War as a Private under Captain Joseph Mackey's Company of Sussex Co. Militia; and Corporal, Capt. James Bonnel's Co. State Troops stationed on frontiers of Sussex Co. Benjamin enlisted June 12th, 1781 and was honorably discharged November 30th, 1781.[3]

Benjamin is mentioned in a letter, April 30th, 1793, to the Legislative Council and General Assembly from inhabitants of Sussex County suggesting improved procedures to account for the tax money collected.[4] Benjamin purchased land in Newton Township, Sussex Co. New Jersey from John M and George Reading the same landowners that his father Petrus Quick had bought land from. In an old deed Loosely transcribed “Benjamin Quick & Abigail his wife to Thomas Reading attorney for John M Reading & George Reading mortgage dated the seventh day of May in the year of our lord One thousand Seven hundred and eighty seven….tract of land in Township of Newton, County of Sussex at the head branches of Pawlings Hill (about 1750 acres” land survey is in Surveyor General’s Office at Burlington in Libra A Folio 160…for the principle sum of One Hundred and fifty Pounds, Seventy Five pounds payable 22nd March AD 1789 and Seventy Five Pounds with one year interest the 22nd March AD 1790 agreeable to the conditions of the two bonds of even date …. Recorded 7th May 1787” On the side of the mortgage in different handwriting reads “Janry 17th 1793 James Quick brother to the mortgager came to the office & produced this mortgage with a receipt wrote on the back in the following words “Rec May 13th 1790 of Benjamin Quick one hundred & fifty five pounds seventeen shillings & three pence being the full of the debts & interest due on the within mortgage Tho Reading atty for John M & George Reading Jun”[5]

Benjamin and Rachel had;

 1. Benjamin Jr.

Born about 1793 (he was 14 in a record in the 1807 Sussex Surrogates Accts Vol. A-1 pg. 122). In 1806 at the dissolution of his grandfather Peter Quick’s estate on Aug 19th, 1806. Benjamin is given 90 Acres of land as “Benjamin Quick the only son and heir of Benjamin Quick deceased who was a son and heir of said Peter Quick”[6]

Rachel “widow Quick” remarried to Joseph Strickland Mar 19th, 1801 and Joseph became the guardian of Benjamin Jr.[7] Rachel and Joseph had children and moved to Vermillion, Ohio [8] and Benjamin Jr. married Mary McMickle on Oct 25th, 1817 [9].

Benjamin was listed in the 1830 Census in Frankford Township, Sussex Co. New Jersey with a household of six.[10] By 1840 Benjamin had moved to Mc Kean, Licking Co. Ohio to be closer to his mother.[11] There is a record in Sussex County deeds showing the sale of his 186-acre farm in Frankford, Sussex Co. New Jersey on Dec 11th, 1844 to Henry C Northrup. “Benjamin Quick Jr. and Mary his wife of the township of Chatham in the county of Licking and the State of Ohio”[12] The Quick Family Genealogy book has this family misconstrued a bit. Benjamin Quick Sr. is the son of Petrus [E301] pg. 72 and his Revolutionary War records are mixed up with Benjamin Quick [E214] pg. VIII. Benjamin Sr.’s actual info is listed for a Benjamin Quick [E142] and his son Benjamin Jr. [F451} pg. 63. Benjamin died in 1858 Licking County, Ohio

Benjamin Jr. and Mary had;

1. James Ludlow born on July 17th, 1826 Frankford, Sussex, New Jersey died April 9th, 1881 Milford Township. Knox Co. Ohio married Lucinda Hellman[14] They had; John born about 1849, Benjamin born about 1851, James born about 1853, Franklin born about 1855, Sarah born about 1857, Mary born about 1859, Caroline born about 1861, Lovina born about 1863, and Martha born about 1865 [15,16]

2. Jane born about Jan 1st, 1829 in New Jersey died January 26th, 1913 Licking Co, Ohio married Joseph Marple[17] They had; John Henry born about 1854 and Oda Mary born about 1858 [18]


[1] Royden Woodward, Vosburgh, Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church records, Reformed Church at Machackemack (Orange County, N.Y.) 1913 Pg. 118
[2] Libor 389S In the New Jersey Abstract of Wills, Volume XXXVIII, Abstracts of Wills, 1796-1800 pgs. 291-192
[3] Revolutionary war index: A compilation of Revolutionary war slips and documented materials from other sources Film 568721 Benjamin Quick, (MSS. Nos.3835,225, & 2223)
[4] Manuscript Collection, 1680s - 1970s, BAH: Legislative Records 1788 - 1796 [New Jersey State Archives]; Call Number: Box 1-16, Folder 59; Page Number: 2; Family Number: 37
[5] Sussex Co. New Jersey Mortgages, Vol. B pgs. 59-60
[6] Sussex Co. New Jersey Division of Land Vol. A pg. 392
[7] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965 Film 961018 slide 215
[8] William Henry Perrin, History of Stark County: With an Outline Sketch of Ohio (Baskin & Battey, 1881) pg. 968 
[9] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965, Sussex 1795-1878 slide 32
[10] 1830; Census Place: Newton, Sussex, New Jersey; Series: M19; Roll: 82; Page: 228; FHL Film: 0337935
[11] Year: 1840; Census Place: Mc Kean, Licking, Ohio; Page: 299
[12] Sussex County New Jersey Deeds Vol. D4 pgs. 108-110 Rec. Jan 8th, 1845
[14] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, Licking, 1866-1904 pg. 106 slide 54
[15] 1850; Census Place: Porter, Delaware, Ohio; Roll: M432_675; Page: 320B; Image: 454,
[15] 1870; Census Place: Milford, Knox, Ohio; Roll: M593_1229; Page: 353A; Family History Library Film: 552728
[17] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, Knox 1851-1870 slide 278
[18] 1860; Census Place: Burlington, Licking, Ohio; Roll: M653_998; Page: 13; Family History Library Film: 803998


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