Peter Quick Jr.

Peter Quick Jr. born May 5th, 1754 probably Lebanon Township Hunterdon Co. New Jersey, baptized at Readington Village at the Dutch Reformed Church of North Branch.[1] Peter married Elizabeth born abt. 1751 (Possibly Consalus). This story seems to fit into the timeline “Old Manuel Gonzales had seven daughters. Among them were Catharine (wife of John Turner) and Elizabeth, who was taken to Canada by the Indians when seven years old. She and her father were hunting for the horses just back of the Bushkill Church, on the Delaware flats. The Indians saw them and started in pursuit. Mr. Gonzales jumped into a washout near the river and was concealed, but little Lizzie ran in a different direction and was captured. They heard her scream when she was taken. The first night of their encampment they wished to kill her, but an old Indian said, "No, she was a smart little girl, and he would take care of her." They took her to Canada, where she lived for thirty-two years, and married an Indian chief, by whom she had two children, who died. An old man afterward came to Bushkill and remarked that if Gonzales would give him a mug of cider he would tell him where his daughter was. The man's description was so accurate that Mr. Gonzales and a neighbor went in search of her. They found her as described, but she did not wish to return. Although her husband and children were dead, she was with difficulty prevailed upon to abandon the life she had so long followed. She remembered that she had lived beside a large river, that a horse jumped over the fence and killed itself, and certain apples that she used to eat. She also remembered that her name was Lizzie, but she had forgotten her other name. She married Peter Quick, of Belvidere, after her return.”[2]

Samuel Quick in his Revolutionary War Pension application mentions his brother Peter going to Canada “Peter Quick, who moved many years since into Canada“[3] Samuel must not have realized his brother had died, 22 years earlier, but does help put a clue that Peter went to Canada for a bit. Maybe he went with his wife Elizabeth to see her adopted native family in Canada. Peter died about April 1809 and his probate was dated May 8th, 1809, Inventory of his estate was “$872.28; made by Joshua Swayze, John Robeson. Sworn to by Elizabeth Quick, George Titman administrators.”[6]

Peter and Elizabeth had:

1. Peter

Born after 1772 married Mary Van Sickle Dec 28th, 1811.[5] “Peter Quick and Mary his wife son of Peter Quick..dec.” the land was next to Philip Quick Sr. his uncle and Joseph Mackey dated May 1812.[7] There are no other records of Peter after this deed. 


 [1] U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989 New Jersey North Branch New Millstone North branch and Six Mile Run I, Book 76 pg. 127 slide 67
[2] Alfred Mathews, History of Wayne, Pike, and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania R.T. Peck & Company, Philadelphia, 1886 pg. 928
[3] Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Samuel Quick, R8546 Rej. Application File M804 Roll 1990
[4] New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, Vol. IX 1806-1809, pg. 272
[5] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965 film, Sussex 1804-1827, 1294802 slide 168
[6] Sussex Co. New Jersey Estate Inventories Vol B pgs. 26-27
[7] Sussex Co. New Jersey deeds Bk X pgs. 469-70


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