Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 8th-great grandfather, Samuel Willson.
Samuel was born January 19, 1705/06 in Chesterton Twp., Burlington Co., NJ, the son of Samuel and Hester (Overton) Willson. Samuel married July 13, 1732 in Bucks Co., PA to Deborah Willets, daughter of Joseph and Deborah (Seaman) Willets. Deborah was born January 14, 1711/12 in Little Egg Harbor, Burlington Co., NJ and died June 2, 1772 in Hardwick, Warren Co., NJ Samuel died 1785 in Hunterdon Co., NJ.
Samuel and his family were members of the Society of Friends (Quaker). Some of the dating may be improperly recorded from the Quaker dating system.
Known children of Samule and Deborah (Willets) Willson are as follows :
i. Mary Willson b. June 29, 1733 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 1816 m. Jacob Lundy
ii. Deborah Willson b. June 17, 1735, d. May 3, 1800 Ontario, Canada, m. Titus Doan
iii. Samuel Willson b. 1738 1st mo., 5dy Bethlehem MM, Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 1794 5th mo., 22dy., m. Deborah Collins
iv. Sarah Willson b. May 29, 1740 Hunterdon Co., NJ
v. Joseph Willson b. December 10, 1742 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. October 26, 1784 New Jersey, m. Elizabeth Schmucke
vi. Gabriel Willson b. December 13, 1745 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 1803 m. Keziah Decker
vi. John Willson b. February 23, 1747/48 Warren Co., NJ, m. Elizabeth Schooley
vii. James Willson b. November 27, 1750 Warren Co., NJ, m. Sarah Schmuck
viii. Esther Willson b. March 13, 1754 Sussex Co., NJ., d. December 20, 1836 Sussex Co., NJ, m. George Lundy
ix. Susanna Willson b. June 27, 1757 Warren Co., NJ, d. aft. April 12, 1792 Westland, PA., m. Jacob Smith
I descend from Samuel and Deborah (Willets) Willson through their son, Samuel, as follows :
Samuel Willson and Deborah Willets
Samuel Willson and Deborah Collins
Mahlon Willson and ________
Samuel Wilson and Elizabeth ________
Sarah A. Wilson and John Lambertson
Carey W. Lambertson and Clara E. Cook
Charles Wilson Lambertson and Pearl May Beals
Clemon Beals Lambertson and June Kirk Davis (my great-grandparents)