Saturday, May 8, 2010

Surname Saturday - ROW (?? > NJ)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ahnentafel list each week. I'm up to number 57, who is Anna (Row) Auble (ca 1787-1860).

My ancestral line back through the two generations of my Row ancestral families:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty V. Carringer (1919-2002)

6. Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7. Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14. Charles Auble (1848-1916)
15. Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952)

28. David Auble (1817-1894)
29. Sarah Knapp (1818-ca 1900)

56. Johannes Auble, born 11 March 1780 in New Germantown, Hunterdon County, NJ. He was the son of Johannes Able and Sophia Trimmer. He married 15 July 1804 in New Germantown, Hunterdon County, NJ.
57. Anna Row, born about 1787 in New Germantown, Hunterdon County, NJ; died 12 June 1860 in Stillwater, Sussex County, NJ.

114. Philip Jacob Row, born about December 1752 in probably NJ; died 09 January 1817 in Tewksbury, Hunterdon County, NJ. He married July 1772 in probably Hunterdon County, NJ.
115. Maria Smith, born about November 1753 in probably NJ; died about 1842 in Hunterdon County, NJ.

Children of Philip Row and Maria Smith are: Mary (1773-????); Elisabetha (1776-????); John Jacob (1779-????); Peter (1782-????); Anna (1787-1860); Phillip (1791-????); Johannes (1795-????)

I have only two documents to support the facts listed above - the abstract of the will of Philip Jacob Row in New Jersey Archives and the Revolutionary War Pension File for the widow, Maria (Smith) Row.

One online family tree claims that Phillip Row is the son of Johannes and Catherine (Loscher) Rau of Columbia and Dutchess Counties, New York, but there is no evidence other than they had a son named Phillip who evidently had land near his parents in New York in adulthood. Several other online trees conflate a Phillip Jacob Row with a Phillip Johannes Row, who may have been the New York son of Johannes Row. 'Tis another mystery!

The other question is, who is Maria Smith? Or was it Schmidt?

I would appreciate being contacted by anyone else who has this family in their ancestry, especially if they have more information than I do about them! With sources, of course!

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