James Quick

James born about 1756 probably in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon Co. New Jersey, died after 1809 in Oxford Township, Warren Co. New Jersey. James married Elizabeth widow of James (Jacobus) Van Etta before Sept 1773. Elizabeth had a dower of 800 acres close to Foul Rift on the Delaware River, Just south of Belvidere, Sussex, Co. New Jersey.[1] James was listed in the 1773 militia census living in Knowlton.[2]

On Nov 2nd 1784 James and his Brother Peter Quick were administrators of their brother-in-law’s estate, Derick Aten “Derrick Otter” [3]  he was also named Richard Aten “Richard Auten” Sept 11th, 1784.[4] In 1788 James was involved in a New Jersey Supreme Court case for killing his neighbor’s hogs. A few of the witness testimonies are as follows: “Peter Quick told him that he had killed three hogs belonging to George Ribble and that he had set his fence so that any hog might easily get into his field and that he had left his fence in good order this long while sane that he would not keep it so any longer and that he would kill every man’s hog that came into his field” - Dec 1st 1788 Jacob Myers.some time last spring he (Peter Quick) let his plantation where on he now liveth to James Quick his son for which he the said James Quick was to deliver him the deponent the one third of the produce od the said place as the yearly rent” - Dec 1st 1788 Peter Quick (James’s Father).[5] In 1793 James appeared and submitted a receipt for his brother Benjamin’s mortgage on property in Frankford, Oxford Township, New Jersey in. “January 17th 1793 James Quick brother to the mortgager came into the office & produced his 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 schillings & three pence being the full of the debts & Interest due in the within Mortgage Tho. Reading Atty for John M and George Reading Jur.”[6] On June 5th 1807 James Quick was subpoenaed along with his sister Franny (Fannah Hetzel) involving a $100 debt their deceased father Peter had with Daniel Shannon involving his 100-acre farm in Knowlton that his father purchased.

James was an early adopter of the Methodist faith and was an early pioneer circuit preacher with George Banghart. James was recorded as dying while preaching at John Howell's house in Hope, Sussex Co. NJ about 1810.[a] A Peter Quick born about 1782 married Lydia Alede Banghart who later remarried to Robert Quick is likely the son of this James Quick[8][9] Lydia Banghart was a brother to George Banghart and from process of elimination from other Quick’s in the area seems the most plausible connection.


[1] New Jersey Supreme Court Case #’s 31393, 31275, and 31378
[2] Stryker-Rodda, Kenn. Revolutionary Census of New Jersey: An Index, Based on Ratables 1972 Lambertville, New Jersey: Hunterdon House, 1986 pg. 111.
[3] New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817 Vol 15 pg. 295
[4] New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817 Vol 15 pg. 24
[5] New Jersey Supreme Court Case # 31361
[6] Sussex Co. New Jersey Mortgages, Vol. B pgs. 59-60
[a] Snell, James P., History of Sussex County N.J. Vol, 14 pg. 2069
[7] New Jersey Supreme Court Case # 31347
[8] 1830; Census Place: Belvidere, Warren, New Jersey; Series: M19; Roll: 82; Page: 366; FHL Film: 0337935
[9] 1850; Census Place: Lafayette, Sussex, New Jersey; Roll: M432_464; Page: 94A; Image: 191


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