Philippus (Philip) Quick Sr.

Philippus (Philip Quick Sr.) Quick 
Jason J. Quick

Philippus (Philip Sr.) baptized August 14th 1751 Deer Park, Orange Co. New York. Minisink Machackemeck (Deerpark), “Parents: Petrus Quick, Johanna Consalus. Child Philippus Witnesses Philippus Swartwout, Antje Wynkoop, his wife”[1]

1751 - Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church records, Church at Machackemack (Orange Co., N.Y.) pg. 123

Philip Married before 1780 Hannah (Polly Ann) Campbell? born about 1752. A marriage record of Robert Quick lists his mother as Hannah.[2] Hannah is listed as the wife of Philip Quick Sr. in Sussex and Warren Co. New Jersey deeds from May 1818 to before 1830.[3] and is not listed on the 1830 Census [4] It’s a highly probable that Hannah was short for “Polly Ann” or a translation issue from the Quick Family bible that was left with the family of Peter Lomasson Quick in Iowa.[5] If Hannah was a Campbell, she possibly is related to Peter P. Campbell from Connecticut, who moved to Oxford after 1822. Peter was a neighbor to Philip Quick and also owned land next to Benjamin Quick in Frankford.[6] There was also a Patrick Campbell that lived next to Philip’s father, Peter Quick in 1788.[7] Philip was also a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Oxford and was listed in Church notes in 1810 and 1812.[8]

Philip Quick Sr. lived with his son Philip Quick Jr. in his elder years from about 1830 to his death at 93 years of age on Oct 10th, 1843.[9] Two and a half acres of the deceased, Phillip Sr’s land was transferred to Peter Hopler on a deed dated Jan 11th, 1844 between Robert Quick & wife to Peter Hopler. “containing two & a half acres of land being a part of the real estate of which Philip Quick late of the said county of Warren deceased died seized. Together with all …. part of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behalf …. And the said Robert Quick”[10]

Philip fought in the Revolutionary War [10] and is listed as DAR Ancestor #A093082. In April 1785 Philip is recorded giving $17.12 for Revolutionary War debt on certificate #2270 issued by the Continental Congress and the U.S. Treasury Department to fund interest payments on foreign debts, Phillip’s father Peter is Certificate #2271.[11] In the Rejected Pension Application for Nicholas Keyser dated Aug 13th, 1836, Philip Quick (Sr.) gives witness testimony and a detailed account of his Revolutionary War service at the Perth Amboy Flying Camp in late 1776 and the battle of Millstone (Boundbrook) in January 1777[12] 

The following is a transcript of Philip Quick’s letter that was in Nicholas Kiser’s pension application

State of New Jersey, Warren County

I Philip Quick residing in the Township of Oxford in the county of warren, hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Nicholas Kiser who had substantiated and sworn to the above declaration that I believe him to be as much as ninety one years of age having known him personally, between sixty and seventy years and being several years older than myself who am now in my eighty fifth year that he is (word nor known) and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier in the Revolution and that I concur in that opinion not only from the general reputation of the neighborhood but also from the fact that we served together in the Revolutionary War that the said Nicholas Kiser, the present applicant and myself in the second year of the war went down to Amboy together under Captain Brown & Lieutenant White and served together there for one month that we served together one month under Captain Mackey the year I do not now recollect, that the said applicant was out several times when I was not and he lived in a different districts in one part of the Township and in another. That the last time we were out together we were in the skirmish at Millstone, New Jersey under Colonel Mark Thompson which lasted about two hours and in which several baggage wagons were captured.

Philip Quick

Sworn to and subscribed in this thirteenth day of Nov A.D. 1836

John Moore.

Revolutionary War Pension Application Files, R5902 Rej. Application File of Nicholas Keyser 1479 Slide 73

Revolutionary War Pension Application Files, R5902 Rej. Application File of Nicholas Keyser 1479 Slide 74

This is a transcript of Nicholas Kiser in the same Pension Application.

“He was drafted in the service of the United States as a private in the militia of the Township of Oxford in the county of Sussex now Warren in the State of New Jersey in the company of Militia commanded by Captain Brown & Lieutenant William ?ramer marched to Amboy where was the flying camp remained there on duty for four weeks & was discharged“ …. “after that, does not recollect the month or year he was drafted as a private in the company of militia commanded by Captain Joseph Mackey & Lieutenant Samuel Van Natta marched to Somerset where there was a number of Militia commanded by Colonel Mark Thompson who had an engagement on that tour with a party of British near Millstone creek. The company to which the applicant belonged got to the ground at the conclusion of the skirmish & assisted in securing a number of baggage wagons taken from the enemy” ….”applicant volunteered from his residence aforesaid as a minute man in the company of Militia commanded by Captain Joseph Mackey in the Battalion commanded by Major John Vliet remained on duty as a private in the township of Oxford aforesaid in the said company for two years, said company was formed to act against the tories in the said county of Sussex – Nicholas K. Kiser [12]

Firsthand accounts of the battle of Millstone.

“when [we] come within a Quarter of a mile where the action had begun our Colonel [Mark] Thompson on horse at our head road across the water brakeing the ice at the shore with his Sword wee his men waided through after him, the water to our waistbands and after crossing a field about 40 rods wide to a road where wee took 36 Inglish Wagons loaded with hay & grain & large inglish horses the drivers see us coming they left their Teams & cleared out [the wagon drivers being all civilians teamsters], our Collonel left men to take cear of the Teams then led us about half a mile where was another road, where the Brittish where on the retreat over / it was through a peice of Timber Land, this suited our men very well as many took trees & made sure shots / the road appeared to be full of red Coats as much as a Quarter of a Mile, they had wagons along takeing their dead & wounded, wee had some men killed, I see three in one place but disremember how many” - Lt. Cornelius Van Horn, 1st Regiment Sussex County militia [13]

"There were about 4000 of the Rebels that mustered out of the woods, that attacked ye. front of the Waggon line, and drove off 24 of the English Waggons with four horses in each, before the Grenadiers could come up. Major Dilkes with his party engaged them with two Field Pieces, and kept a continual fire up, untill they expended all their Ammunition, at the rate of 60 Rounds per man. Then they retreated to the second Party of Grenadiers from whom they got more Ammunition. During this interval, the Hessian Grenadiers with their two Pieces of Cannon attacked ye. Enemy upon their Flank, and kept them in continual Play, until the British Grenadiers and Light Infantry joined them. The engagement began very hot, but with their united force & usual bravery they repulsed the Enemy, driving them across the Bridge which they defended for some time. The Forragers threw their forrage away mostly, and made the best of their way home. Our loss in that action did not exceed 12 men killed or wounded." - Thomas Sullivan [13]

Philip and his brothers were mentioned in John Quick’s falsified pension application. John was the youngest brother of Peter Quick baptized May 29th, 1768.[a] This was written by Philips’s niece, a daughter of the aforesaid John in Bennington Michigan in 1848.

"I have often heard my father say that he was not but seven years old when the Revolutionary War commenced. He was the youngest of seven brothers. I often heard him say that some of his brothers was out in the Militia but not enlisted soldiers. After my father obtained his pension he said it was his brother Phillip and he had it first so he could draw it and the family all thought so till Mother and my youngest Brother went to Jersey then they found out that uncle Phillip never drew a pension and said that I have heard him say that it was his cousin John Quick’s pension that he was drawing” Lovina Leach (a wife of William Leach and daughter of John Quick) Bennington, Shiawassee Michigan Oct 20th, 1848 [14]
W3957 BLWT #18027-160-55 Application File John Quick M804 Roll 1990 Slides 884-886

In the Obituary of His great-grandson, Philip Q. Quick born January 24th, 1806, the son of Robert Quick in the Belvidere Apollo states “The subject of this sketch was, we believe, a namesake of his uncle Philip Quick, a Revolutionary soldier, who served throughout the whole war for Independence, and who was the grandfather of our late County Clerk, T.P. Hopler.”[15] Philip Q. Quick was the grandson of Philip Quick (Sen.) in the Rev war. And his Uncle was named Philip (Philip Quick, Jr.) who served in the war of 1812.

Phillip was involved in a few real estate transactions in Sussex and then Warren County in 1825 after the war.[16] After the death of his father, Peter in 1806 most of his male siblings and their families migrated from Oxford township New Jersey to other parts of the country like Michigan, New York, and Ohio. After 1840 the only Quick’s living in Oxford Township were descendants of Philip Sr. and his three sons from Hannah; Peter, Robert, and Philip Jr.

To tie the extended family together we have a few records available. In February 1836 “Philip Quick Jr. and Philip Quick Sen.” are listed together as witnesses of The State vs. Isaac Schooly an assault and battery case.[17] After Philip died his roughly 500-acre estate was split into nine parts. Robert Quick 1/3, Philip Quick Jr. 1/3 and 1/9 each to the heirs of Peter Quick, deceased; Johanna wife of Peter Hopler, Charity wife of Jacob Swayze, and Rebecca wife of Alfred Aten.[18][19] In June of 1844, Abraham Lommeson sued the heirs of the estate of Philip Quick Sr. for $700. In Sept 1845 the case went to court and grandsons, David B. Quick and John Quick were called as some of the witnesses. Abraham Lommeson was awarded $385.[20][21] See Appendices for the entire case under Philip Quick Sr. Estate

Philip Sr. and Hannah had;

1. Peter born about 1780. His birthdate is an estimation based on his marriage to Elizabeth Merril on Aug 4th, 1800. The record states “Mr. Peter Quick son of Philip Quick..both of Oxford”[22] Peter gets confused a lot in genealogies with his uncle, named Peter Jr. who married Elizabeth Consalus who died before May 8th, 1809.[23] Peter died sometime after 1812 (Birth of Son Lorenzo)[24] and before 1814 from the Peter P. Campbell deed to Dan Campbell “and lands owned by the widow and heirs of Peter Quick deceased”[25] His widow Elizabeth died abt. March 1837 and left a will naming Lorenzo Quick (son), Peter Hopler (son in law), and Jacob Swayze (son in law) administrators. Peter P. Campbell and Robert Quick (brother in law) inventoried the estate.[26] Elizabeth had a summary of her obituary published in the Belvidere Apollo.

"A WORKING WOMAN. There are strange anomalies in the human family, and we take the Amazonian subject of the following obituary notice from the last Belvidere (Warren Co.) Apollo, to have been one of them. Died at her farm near Belvidere New Jersey on the 23rd. Elizabeth Quick, widow aged about 60 years. The deceased was a very remarkable woman, and well known in all the country round, by the significant name of Farmer Quick. Some 25 or 30 years ago, her husband died, leaving her with three young children, daughters, and the farm chiefly unpaid for. According to her own account of the matter lately given to a neighbor, she thus reasoned with herself in regard to her then situation and prospects. Wholly inexperienced in those calculations usually familiar to men, about the expenses and proceeds of land tillage, she determined, notwithstanding her sex and the disadvantages of a constitution at that time feeble, that rather than venture hiring extra help, she would work the farm herself. She said she believed, that the differences in the employment of men and women, rose rather from the arbitrary was, that she paid for the homestead, built a new house, and enlarged her establishment every way; and recently bought another farm, having considerably more means at disposal than were required to usages of society, than from any physical differences of constitution. Subsequent experience seemed to confirm her in this opinion; for as she proceeded in her outdoor labors, her health became better established, and was accompanied with strength proportioned to the task. The result of these labors pay for it. About two months since, Mrs. Quick went to the woods, and without any assistance, felled the timber, and cut and hauled home in one day, five two horse loads of wood; besides doing her usual night work, of feeding and foddering the stock etc. The alternations of heat and chill, caused by the exercise of loading the wood, and riding home upon the same with wet feet, caused the disease which finally ended the labors of Farmer Quick."[27]

Peter and Elizabeth had; 1. Johanna born about 1802 died May 1860 married Peter Hopler. 2. Charity born Aug 24th, 1805 married Jacob Cooper Swayze. 3. Rebecca born about 1808 married Alfred Aten. 4. Lorenzo A. born July 2nd, 1813 married Elizabeth Allen. Click for info on the children of Peter Quick.

2. Robert born about 1783.[28][29] Robert acquired the Quick estate in 1845 after his father Philip Sr. died.[18][19] He was married four times which makes identification and placement of wives and children difficult. Robert is listed living in Belvidere in the 1830 census [30] and Oxford in the 1840 census [31] In the 1850 census Robert was still in Oxford, married to Rebecca close to his sons Philip Q. and John.[32] Robert in the 1860 Census stated his real estate value was $8000, a considerable amount at the time.[33]

Robert’s parentage to Phillip Sr. is proven in a land deed from his father in 1818. “Phillip Quick Sen. and wife, to Robert Quick. This Indenture, made this twenty third of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen Between Philip Quick Sen. of the township of Oxford, in the County of Sussex, and State of New Jersey and Hannah his wife, of the one part, and Robert Quick, son of the aforesaid Philip Quick Sen of the place above mentioned, of the other part; Witnesseth, that the said Philip Quick Sen. And Hannah his wife, for the consideration of a certain bond from the aforesaid Robert Quick, which secures to him the aforesaid Philip Quick Sen. and to his wife Hannah Quick as long as they shall live, the one third part of the profits arising yearly from the plantation which is herein described, as well as the sum of one hundred dollars paid secure to be paid to the said Philip Quick Sen- by the said Robert Quick, do grant bargain, sell, and convey unto the said Robert Quick and to his heirs of assigns – All that lot of land premises which is part of a larger tract which Peter Quick Sen. in his life time, did by a certain deed bearing date the twenty third day of September Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred of five, sell and convey unto his three sons, Philip Quick, Peter Quick, & Emanuel Quick, as by the presence thento, recorded in the clerks office of the County of Sussex, in book O of Deeds, pages 70. Will more fully appear, and whereas a division taking place between the aforesaid Phillip Quick, Peter Quick, & Emmanuel Quick, one third part of the aforesaid tract was set off to the said Philip Quick Sen – as his full share …… Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of John Banghart & Joseph Mackey (Jr.) - Philip Quick & Hannah Quick - received May 27th, 1818” [34]

Robert married (1) Sara Elizabeth Robeson Oct 21st, 1802 Elizabeth was the mother of all of Roberts Children.[35] (2) Margaret Banghart (widow of Jacob Bowers)[36] “the said Jacob Bowers deceased at the time of his death, were (by Daniel Stuart Esquire then surrogate of the County of Sussex) granted unto the said Margaret Quick by her then name of Margaret Bowers and one Andrew Bowers” April 8th, 1825[37] After Margaret died, Robert was the guardian of her son Michael Bowers April 12th, 1828.[38]

Margaret was a half-sister to Lydia and George Banghart (3) Rebecca, sometime after 1838[55] (4) Lydia Banghart widow of Peter Quick. Lydia was a sister to Rev George Banghart, and aunt to Elizabeth Banghart the 2nd wife of Philip Quick Jr. Lydia was previously married to Peter Quick born abt. 1812 who died aft. 1844 in Frankford, Sussex, New Jersey.[39]

This Peter Quick and Lydia had Bethia born about 1802, John W. born about 1807, George born about 1810, and Michael born about 1812. The Parentage of this Peter Quick and how he fits into the Quick family is unknown. It is the author's opinion that Peter is the son of James Quick his father’s uncle. Frederick Mullin who wrote The History of The Jacob Banghart Family on pages 162-63 said “After considerable time spent studying the genealogy of the Quick family, published in 1942, compiled by Arthur C. Quick, South Haven and Palisades Park, Michigan; and who had done a very thorough search on the Quick family, this writer has been unable to establish the exact relationship of this subject's husband” His conclusion though that he was an unrecorded son of Philippus (Philip Sr.) Quick and brother to Robert and Phillip Jr. But we know this can’t be the case because Philip Sr’s son Peter married Elizabeth Merrill at this time and his marriage records state he is the son of Philip.

In 1867 Robert’s son John K. Quick was a Democratic candidate for Sherriff and racked up a $30,000 of debt under the endorsement of his father and others. From the scandal, John skipped town and Robert was served his son's debts. In despair, Robert committed suicide by hanging himself in his barn.[40] George Titman became the administrator of Robert’s Estate and all of his lands were written off to pay his debtors at the time totaled $22,000 on Oct 18th, 1867.[41] Robert’s son Philip Q. Quick later acquired the land.

Belvidere Apollo Failure and Suicide - Mr. John Quick of Oxford township, and a prominent candidate in the last Democratic Convention for Sheriff of this county, on Monday of last week,\ absconded after procuring large sums of money and defrauding many unsuspecting citizens. He procured several thousand dollars form the Washington and Belvidere banks under the endorsement of his father and various sums from other individuals from $50 up to thousands each. The aggregated deficiency is over $30,000 and he has eloped for parts unknown leaving his family it is said in destitute circumstances. This sudden and unexpected event proved too much for the old gentleman to bear. Robert Quick, the Father, was the owner of a farm and living in comfortable circumstances, being worth some $10,000. He had endorsed for his son, it is supposed to aid him in some of his speculations and the news of this son's rascality and elopement overcame him. On Monday last: various writs were served on him for the payment of the notes he had endorsed. At night he retired as usual, but in morning he was found in his barn, dead, having committed suicide by hanging. This is merely an outline of the unfortunate outline of the unfortunate circumstance, and we may gather more accurate particulars in the future, if we stated any thing incorrectly.[40] Robert died and hung himself on April 9th, 1867.

Robert and Sara had; 1.Philip Q born Jan 24th, 1806 married Sarah Ayers. 2. Nancy born June 6th, 1808 married Benjamin Timms. 3. Hannah born Apr 18th, 1810 married Michael Bowers. 4. John K. Quick born Nov 26th, 1813 married Mary Ann Miller. 5. Mary born in 1814. 6. George B. born Oct 26th, 1818 married Elizabeth Probasco Hulsizer. Click for info on the children of Robert Quick.

3. Philp Quick Jr. born about 1792 Oxford Township, Sussex Co. New Jersey died May 1860 Vienna, Independence Township, Warren Co. New Jersey. Philip Quick Jr. will be discussed in his own summary. Click for info on Philip Quick Jr. and his children.

Philip Quick Sr. Family Tree


[1] Royden Woodward, Vosburgh, Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church records, Reformed Church at Machackemack (Orange County, N.Y.) pg. 123
[2] New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985 FamilySearch , New Jersey State Archives Vol. AH pg. 147
[3] Sussex County, New Jersey, Deeds Vol.L2 pgs. 90-91
[4] 1830; Census Place: Oxford, Warren, New Jersey; Series: M19; Roll: 82; Page: 360; FHL Film: 0337935
[5] Arthur Craig Quick, A Genealogy of the Quick Family in America (1625-1942), 317 years, pg. 172
[6] Sussex County, New Jersey, Deeds Vol S2 pgs. 398-399
[7] NJ Supreme Court Case File #31347 James Quick vs. George Ribble 1788-1789 (Private Collection)
[8] Minutes of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Oxford Co. (Now Warren) New Jersey, pgs. 55 & 63
[9] New Jersey Death & Burials Index Philip Quick born abt. 1750 death 10 Oct 1843, Aged 93 years FHL, Film 543521
[10] Warren Co. New Jersey Deeds Vol 32 pgs. 489-490
[11] Records of the New Jersey and New York Continental Loan Offices, 1777–1791, NARA Film M1006. Transcribed by Robert E. Wright, Stern
[12] Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 R5902 Rej. Application File of Nicholas Keyser M804 Roll 1479 Slide 73-4
[13] John U. Rees, “The road appeared to be full of red Coats …”An Episode in the Forage War: The Battle of Millstone, 20 January 1777, Published in Military Collector & Historian, vol. 62, no. 1 (Spring 2010) pgs. 24-35
[a] 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. 164
[14] W3957 BLWT #18027-160-55 Application File John Quick M804 Roll 1990 Slides 884-886
[15] Philip Q. Quick obituary, March 9, 1900, pg. 2 col. 3, Belvidere Apollo
[16] Warren Co. New Jersey, Deeds Vol 2 pgs. 150-153, 260, Deeds Vol 12 pgs. 157-158, Vol 18 pgs. 285-287
[17] Warren Co. New Jersey Minutes of Court of Oyer & Terminer and Quarter Sessions Vol. 1, Pg. 172
[18] Warren Co. New Jersey Deeds Vol. 22 pgs. 282-283
[19] Warren Co. New Jersey Deeds Vol. 25 pgs. 508-511
[20] Warren Co. New Jersey Circuit Court Minutes Vol. 1 slide 220
[21] Warren Co. New Jersey Circuit Court Minutes Vol. 1 slide 220
[22] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965, Sussex, Film 961018 slide 215
[23] New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, Vol. IX 1806-1809, pg. 272
[24] Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848 M35:957; N487; S21; Q7
[25] Warren Co. New York, Deeds Vol. 6 pg. 486
[26] New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991, Warren Co., Will 434u, slide 817
[27] W.M. Ogden Miles, Niles' Weekly Register, Volume 52, April 15th (Baltimore, 1837), pg. 99
[28] 1860; Census Place: Oxford, Warren, New Jersey; Roll: M653_711; Page: 48; Family History Library Film: 803711
[29] 1860; Census Place: Lower Mount Bethel, Northampton, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1148; Pages: 621-622; Family History Library Film: 805148
[30] 1830; Census Place: Belvidere, Warren, New Jersey; Series: M19; Roll: 82; Page: 366; Family History Library Film: 0337935
[31] 1840; Census Place: Oxford, Warren, New Jersey; Page: 305
[32] 1850; Census Place: Oxford, Warren, New Jersey; Roll: M432_465; Page: 416A; Image: 269
[33] 1860; Census Place: Oxford, Warren, New Jersey; Roll: M653_711; Page: 48; Family History Library Film: 803711
[34] Sussex County Deeds Vol. L2 pg. 90
[35] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965, Sussex 1794-1809 film 1294801 slide 511
[36] Warren Co. New Jersey Deeds Vol. 1 pgs. 147-157
[37] Warren Co. New Jersey Deeds Vol. 5 pg. 4
[38] Warren Co, Deeds Vol. 26 pg. 115-7
[39] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965, Sussex 1824-1878 film 960890 slide 169
[40] Belvidere Apollo, April 12, 1867 pg. 3
[41] Warren Co. NJ Administrators and Guardians bonds, Vol. 1 pg. 261


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