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421 SARAH,6 b. - ; m. June 14, 1794, Jacob Van Wagenen, who was born July

4, 1772, and died March 24, 1834. They lived in New York, where she died Dec. 21, 1843


1 JACOB VAN WAGENEN, JR.,? b. July 2, 1795; m. Nov. 26, 1818, at

Raleigh, N. C., Julia Levy, who was born Nov. 6, 1803, and died Dec. 12, 1843. They lived at Raleigh, N. C. He died Dec. 19, 1843.



1 Julius Van Wagenen, b. Nov. 15, 1823; m. ist, Feb. 15, 1849,

Mary Jane Burroughs; 2d, Jan. II, 1865, Elizabeth S.

Sarah Van Wagenen, b. Nov. 23, 1825; m. Oct. 17, 1853, Waters

F. Williams.;
3 Frances Ann Van Wagenen, b. April 6, 1828; m. July 5, 1848,

Joseph D. Hall. She died Nov. 21, 1899. 4 Orlando Saltmarsh Van Wagenen, b. May 12, 1830; m. June 27,

1863, Sarah A. Brown. 5 Margaret Eastwood Van Wagenen, b. Feb. 16, 1833 ; m. Feb. 17,

1863, William Graham. 6 John Brouwer Van Wagenen, b. Aug. 3, 1835; m. July 10, 1860,

Caroline Matilda Crane. He is a merchant in New York, liv.

ing in West Orange, N. J. 7 Clara Van Wagenen,8 b. Oct. 5, 1838; m. Oct. 4, 1860, Marston

Watson. 8 Mary Louisa Van Wagenen, b. Sept. 12, 1841 ; m. July 20, 1869,

David C. Verplanck Knevels. 2. David VAN WAGENEN, 7 b. June 7, 1797; d. April 27, 1798. 3 PEGGY ANN VAN WAGENEN,7 b. July 8, 1799, in New York; m. Nov. 18,

1825, John Brouwer, son of Jacob and Margaret Burras Brouwer, who was born in New York in 1798, and died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1858. She died in the same city April 9, 1873.


1 Mary Quick Brouwer, b. Dec. II, 1826; m. June 2, 1853, Alexan

der Muir.
Ann Eliza Brouwer,8 March 27, 1829.


4 SARAH SAYRE VAN WAGENEN,7 b. Nov. 27, 1800.
5 CHARLES VAN WAGENEN,7 b. Nov. 27, 1800; d. Sept. 5, 1843, unmarried.
6 FRANCES HENRIETTA VAN WAGENEN,7 b. Oct. 5, 1803; m. Samuel

Ryer. She died in New York Aug. 26, 1877.



Catharine Ferris Ryer, b. March 28, 1828; m. June 27, 1847,

John H. Leggett.

1 Ann Wood Leggett,9 b. June 27, 1849; m. Robert Grant

2 John Bleecker Leggett, 9 b. Sept. 29, 1855.

2 Sarah Ryer, b. Aug. 23, 1830; m. James Irvin, who died June

15, 1865, leaving no children. 7. JOHN VAN Wagenen,7 b. Aug. 18, 1807; m. Clara Kip, who died in 1851.

He died July 17, 1853. Had one child who died aged 8 years. 422 MARY,6 b. May 12, 1781; d. Sept. 28, 1781. 423 ELIZABETH,6 b. May, 1783; m. July 18, 1803, in Newark, N. J., David

Board, who was born July, 1767, and died July 26, 1825. She died Jan.
9, 1857.

David BOARD,7 b. Jan. 19, 1805; d. Jan. 10, 1885.

ALFRED BOARD,7 b. Dec. 22, 1807; d. Jan. 24, 1854.
3 CLARINDA Board,7 b. June 6, 1810; d. April 16, 1885.
4 HORACE BOARD,7 b. July 31, 1812; d. Sept. 6, 1880.
5 JOANNA BOARD,7 b. Feb. I, 1815; d. Feb. 25, 1875.

6 Francis BOARD,7 b. Oct. 2, 1817; d. Nov. 12, 1879.
424 ABIGAIL,6 m. Thomas Whitlock.




Sarah SOPHIA WHITLOCK,7 b. Oct. 24, 1817; living in 1900.

134 CALEB 5 SAYRE, born in Newark, N. J., July 19, 1745, married a daughter of Jonathan Johnson, who died in 1785. He was for many years connected with the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark, and was elected Warden March 20, 1813. He died July 31, 1830. A mural tablet in Trinity Church reads as follows: “Erected by the Vestry of this church in memory of Caleb Sayre who died July 31, 1830, aged 85 years."

His will, dated February 20, 1829, recorded in Newark in Liber E, folio 327, mentions his sister-in-law, Rebecca Johnson, to whom he bequeathed $1000 and the use of his residence (she died August 29, 1831, aged ninety years); his granddaughter Sarah Ann Steele, his grandsons John Johnson Sayre and Caleb Sayre, and a daughter of Simon Hedden.


425* JOHN JOHNSON,6 b. 1774; m. Sophia Sprake.
426 MARGARET,6 m. Dr. Thomas Steele, of Newark, N. J.


SARAH ANN STEELE,7 m. Edmund Kingsland, of Belleville N. J., and

later of Jersey City, N. J.

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135 UZAL5 SAYRE, born in Newark, N. J., September 16 (52), 1747 ; married first, Mary - who died July 20, 1783, aged twenty-eight. Second, Nancy — who died February 27, 1826, aged eighty-one. Third, August 31, 1826, Mrs. Jane Baldwin, widow of Nehemiah S. Baldwin; and fourth, December 7, 1830, Mrs. Phebe Harrison.

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On an old court record at Newark, N. J., is the following: September Term 1764. Uzal Sayre, apprenticed to John Vance was not properly instructed by the said master in his art and trade of a hatter, and said master had for some time followed his trade or employed his said apprentice therein but very little during the three years he had already lived with his said master; also that the said master has been for some time confined in the common gaol for the Borough of Elizabethtown and not likely soon to be released therefrom, and that said apprentice is already neglected by said master in providing and instructing him.... Whereupon the Court discharged him from his indentures. Thomas Eagles and Martha Eagles [his mother) petitioned the Court in his behalf as above.

He served during the War of the Revolution, from Essex County, and was put on the pension roll August 10, 1833. He died at Newark, N. J., January 26, 1834, aged eighty-six years. After his death the pension was continued to his widow.

The application for pension reads as follows:

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On this 19th day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-two, personally appeared in open Court before the Judges of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas holden at Newark in and for the County of Essex, UZAL SAYRES, of the town of Newark, County of Essex aforesaid, aged eighty-five years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, on his oath doth make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832:

That he was born on the 16th day of September, 1747, and that he has a family record of his age, that he lived at Newark aforesaid at the commencement of the Revolution, that he was then enrolled in an uniformed company of militia commanded by Capt. James Wheeler. The militia companies in the sections of the country where he resided were divided into classes and especially the company to which he belonged, into classes in such manner as that his tour of duty returned every third month.

In the year 1776, the month he does not now recollect, he marched under command of the said Capt. James Wheeler to Long Island previous to the landing of the British there, and was encamped on the Island for one month at least and did duty as a soldier there until relieved by troops called three months men when he returned home and there, being on the line, was frequently called on occasions of alarms and other occasions, and in this manner did military duty until his next tour.

In April 1777, he served one month tour of duty in Newark under the command of Capt. Joseph Hays, after which he did repeated service in times of alarm in standing sentry, guarding prisoners and property, under the command of Capt. James Wheeler and other Captains whose names are not now recollected, until again ordered out on another month's tour, which next tour took place in the month of July, 1777, and under the command of Capt. Thomas Williams, which service was also performed in the town of Newark, after which he performed duty as before stated in alarms, as a guard, and as a sentinel, whenever called on and which was frequently, until December, 1777, when he served one month under the command of Capt. Elijah Squire, also in the town of Newark, and from the Francis 2 expiration of that term of service he took his regular tour of duty of one month every third month under different Captains, to wit., Capt. Caleb Wheeler,

Reeves, Samuel Huntington, Elijah Squire, Thomas Williams, Josiah Pierson, Robert Nichols and Matthias Lyon, until the latter part of the year 1782, and between the different months of tours was at all times in readiness and obeyed every call upon him as a soldier and in fact insomuch that he was in actual service as

military man under the command of different officers nearly all the American Revolutionary war. That besides the Captains above named he was acquainted with and often under the command of Col. Van Courtlandt and Major Samuel Hays. James Hedden was Adjutant of the Battalion to which he belonged.

That he was at the battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield under Capt. Huntington, and followed the enemy each time to Elizabethtown, harassing them. That when the enemy came up from Elizabethtown, passed through Newark, Second River and to Hackensack, he was out doing duty with the regiment and was in the engagement at Second River with their regiment under Gen. Wines, with the enemy who had halted there during the night; that he followed them on to Hackensack and then returned with the regiment to Newark. That he was in repeated skirmishes with the enemy at the ferry near Newark and in particular recollects at least five skirmishes at that place. Recollects recapturing at the ferry a number of cattle that the enemy had stolen and while endeavoring to cross the Passaic River, stuck fast in the mud on the opposite side and were got out by the militia of whom this applicant was one, after driving off the enemy, who retreated to Bergen.

That he did during the war at least eight months active duty under Capt. Caleb Wheeler, brother of James Wheeler, above mentioned, that he did at least two months duty under Capt. Isaac Reeves, that he did at least four months under Capt. Huntington, at least two months under Capt. Thomas Williams, at least two months under Capt. Elijah Squire, at least four months under Capt. Pierson, at least three months under Capt. Robert Nichols, and at least two months under Capt. Lyon, whose names he has before mentioned, besides the duty under the Captains first above mentioned, and that he expressly charges the truth to be that he did at least three years active duty during said war.

He has no documentary evidence and he knows of no person now living whom he can conveniently procure to testify to his services excepting Col. James Hedden, who was adjutant of the regiment to which he belonged, and whose affidavit is hereto annexed.

He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity excepting the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.

(Signed) UZAL SAYRES, Subscribed and sworn to the day and year aforesaid.





Personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Essex aforesaid, UZAL SAYRES, who, being duly sworn according to law, on his oath saith that he is the same Uzal Sayres mentioned in the declaration hereunto annexed made before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Essex on the 19th of September, 1832, and to the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department he makes the following answers, viz:

1. He was born on the 16th day of September, A. D., 1747, in the town of Newark, Essex County, N. J.

2. He has at this time a record of his age in his possession in the family Bible.

3. He was living in the town of Newark when called into service on the same spot where he lived at the close of the Revolutionary war where he has lived ever since and where he now lives.

· 4. He entered the service by joining an uniform militia company in the town of Newark, commanded by Capt. James Wheeler, and was enrolled therein in 1776; that in that year he did one month of active duty in said company as a private on Long Island; that in April, 1777, he did one month active duty under Capt. Joseph Hays, in the town of Newark as a private; that in July, 1777, he did one month active duty under Capt. Thomas Williams as a private; that in December, 1777, he served one month of active duty under Capt. Elijah Squire as a private and that he did the service hereinafter mentioned during said war up to the latter part of 1782 under the Captains hereinafter mentioned, being out every third month, to wit.; for eight months under Capt. Caleb Wheeler, for two months under Capt. Isaac Reeves, for four months under Captain Samuel Huntington, for two months under Captain Thomas Williams, for two months under Capt. Elijah Squire, for four months under Capt. Josiah Pierson, for three months under Capt. Robert Nichols, for two months under Capt. Matthias Lyon, all as a private, making with the services first above mentioned, two years and seven months service actually, truly, and faithfully performed during said war, and during which service he was not engaged in any civil pursuit, and for such service he claims a pension.

5. He belonged to the Battalion commanded by Maj. Samuel Hays and to the regiment commanded by Col. Philip Van Courtland; that he recollects seeing during the war, Gen. Sterling, Lee, Maxwell and Greene, and for the general circumstance of his services he refers to his declaration aforesaid wherein he has mentioned the same as fully as he now can by reason of his old age, infirmities, and consequent loss of memory.

6. He never received any written discharge during the war only by word of mouth from his commanding officer, it not then being customary to give discharges to militia men.

7. He refers to Rev. William T. Hamilton, Rev. Philip C. Hay, Rev. Baxter Dickinson, David D. Crane, Esq., Hon. Silas Condit, Hon. Theodore Freelinghuysen, Josiah C. Hornblower, Esq., John I. Plume, Esq., Col. James Hedden, Elias Van Arsdale, Esq., William Pennington, Esq., all of Newark, and to all and any of the respectable citizens of the said town to whom he is generally known.

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Sworn and subscribed this 7th of June,
1833, before me,


Justice of the Peace.

His will, proved February 6, 1834, recorded in Liber F, folio 200, mentions his wife Phebe, his sons Stephen and Isaac, to whom he gave $6000 each, and the rest of his estate, after the death of his sons, was to go to the Township Committee, for the use of schools,

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