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Re: duffords of hunterdon county
Posted by: Len Dufford Date: March 15, 2001 at 21:22:14
In Reply to: Re: duffords of hunterdon county by Sharon Heck of 68


Ancestors of George Stephen Dufford


Generation No. 1

       1. George Stephen Dufford, born 1741 in German Valley, New Jersey; died January 23, 1817 in Middle Valley New Jersey. He was the son of 2. Jacob Dufort and 3. Indain Maiden. He married (1) Anna Mary Trimmer June 23, 1767 in St. Michaels Luthern Church, Germantown, Pa. She was born 1743 in New Jersey, and died January 05, 1826 in Middle valley Cemetery. She was the daughter of Matthias Trimmer and Anna Martha Neighbor.

Notes for George Stephen Dufford:

Notes
A.K.A: "Jurry Stuffy", "Yerestuffy".
Will probated Feb. 26, 1817. (Swackhamer/Dufford Bulletin).
Name Stevanus Dofferd in marriage records. (St.Michael's Luth.Church)Notes

Name appears as Duffort in marriage records. (Anne Dufford)


Notes for Anna Mary Trimmer:

New Germantown Church Records.
Name Anna M. Trimmer of German Valley daughter of Matthias.(St. Michael's).


Generation No. 2

       2. Jacob Dufort, born Abt. 1715 in Germany. He was the son of 4. Hans Phillip ( Dufforth) Dufford and 5. Eva Anthoni. He married 3. Indian Maiden 1739 in Long Valley,NJ.
       3. Indian Maiden, born 1718.

Notes for Jacob Dufort:
Arrived with father Sept. 11, 1738 in Philadelphia.
Born 1715 in Germany. (Bill Roberts).

Notes for JACOB DUFFORD:
He is not mentioned in the will of his father Philip Dufford SR. but his
son is. Son`s name George Stephen.

Tradition: Jacob married an Indian and was disinherited. In 1890 a man
named Rudolph Schaffer then 90 years old verified this story. He said,
"My father often told of seeing a man named Dufford fishing with the
Delaware Indians in the lake, who had married an Indian maiden, and had
been cut off in his father`s will because of this fact.

Early Germans of NJ pg. 342



Notes for Indian Maiden:
(Delaware Indian)
       
Children of Jacob Dufort and Indian Maiden are:
       1       i.       George Stephen Dufford, born 1741 in German Valley, New Jersey; died January 23, 1817 in Middle Valley New Jersey; married Anna Mary Trimmer June 23, 1767 in St. Michaels Luthern Church, Germantown, Pa.
              ii.       Jacob Dufford, born 1745 in Middle Valley New Jersey; died July 10, 1822 in Middle Valley New Jersey; married Elizabeth Swackhamer; born 1748; died October 23, 1823 in Middle valley Cemetery Records.

Notes for Jacob Dufford:
BURIAL: Middle Valley Cemetery
Middle Valley Cemetery Records

Notes for JACOB DUFFORD: (

wife's will probated 1823 Morris, NJ says she is the widow of Jacob
Dufford. Will very detailed mentions numberous relatives of hers and her
husbands. ( Sheri Zingmark )

They had no children



More About Jacob Dufford:
Burial: July 1822, Middle Valley New Jersey

Notes for Elizabeth Swackhamer:
BURIAL: Middle Valley Cemetery
Middle Valley Cemetery Records


Notes for ELIZABETH SWACKHAMAR:
Her will dated 1823 Morris, NJ. states: " I Elizabeth Dufford widow of the
late Jacob Dufford deceased of the township of Washington in the county
of Morris and state of NJ -

Item two: I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Karn daughter of Phillip Karn
my clothes cupboard.

Item four: I gavae to Elizabeth Anthony wife of Daniel Anthony one
black shawl with a red border ( I think this is Elizabeth Dufford
daughter of George Stephen Dufford and Anna Maria Trimmer their
daughter was 1st married to Jacob Kern (or Karn), their is a cemetary
record for a Daniel Anthony whose widow was Elizabeth (Karns).

Item nine: I gave and bequeath to Mary Wack and Elizabeth Wack
daughters of Andrew Wack my dress and all thereon consistiny of cups
and saucers dishes plates pewter.

Item 10: I give and bequeath to Mary Dufford and Margaret Dufford
daughters of Jacob Duffored late of Germay Valley deceased my Iron
pots.

Item ll: I give and bequeath to Jacob Dufford son of Jacob Dufford
deceased my Eight Day clock.

Item 16: I give and bequeath to Lena Wack wife of Andrew Wack my two
old chests and candle stand
.



.


Generation No. 3

       4. Hans Phillip ( Dufforth) Dufford, born Abt. 1693 in Sultzbach, Germany; died Bef. February 01, 1767 in Long Valley, or Middle Valley, New Jersey. He married 5. Eva Anthoni Abt. 1714 in Germany.
       5. Eva Anthoni, born May 1692 in Bettwieler, Germany; died July 24, 1732 in Sultzbach, Germany.

Notes for Hans Phillip ( Dufforth) Dufford:
Notes
Philip Sr. and Jr. arrived at Philadelphia, Pa. September 11, 1738.
On the ship Robert and Oliver.(Early Germans of New Jersey, T.F. Chambers))

Will Probated Feb. 1, 1769 names wife Catrina, sons Adam & George & daughter.

From Langensoltzback on Robert and Alice Sept. 11, 1738.("18th Century
Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America"by Annette Kunselman Burgert)
Name also found as Tofort, Duffort, Dufford.
Of Sultzbach died circa 1767.(Burgert)

Notes for PHILIP DUFFORD: Sheri Zingmark

Early Germans of New Jersey page 342 states: Philip Dufford (Tofort,
Tuffort, Duford, Dufford, Duforb) the name suggests a Huguenot origin,
perhaps being originally Devoor, or Du Four. Philip Tofort, Sr. and Philip
Tofort Jr. arrived at Phila. 11 Sept 1738 in the ship Robert and Oliver,
with the Neighbor, Weise, and Terriberrry and other German Valley
families. Philip prob. leased what is now the Nathan Anthony property
near Middle Valley, afterwards occupied by his son Jacob.

Will: dated 15 Feb. 1767 , Probated 1 Feb 1769 names wife Catrina sons
Adam and George, one dau. Mary Magdalena and grandson, Jurry Stuffy
(George Stephen) the latter being a son of Jacob.

Du Ford Family History written by George S. DuFord Plainfiedl, N.J.
Jan 30 , 1935 His words, page 2 In 1918, I became acquainted with
native born Frenchman named Georges Voisson who was born near Le
Mans in the province of Orne, France; who, when hearing my named
pronounced Dufford said,"your name is not Dufford, it is Du Ford; there
were lots of the same name in my home province, farmers and artisans."

He told the story of emigration of earlier generations of the Du Fords to
Germany, Holland and England because of religious persecution; and
explained the different pronunciation Toffert being German, Tuffort
being Holland Dutch and Tefort, subscribed to the old lease for the land
on which they established their first home in this country, dated May 20
1747 was the English, for the same name."

Old ships records on file in Philadelphia, Pa. record the ship Robert and
Oliver as having sailed from Amsterdam, Holland.

       
From Early Germans of New Jersey:

Philip Dufford, (Tofort, Tufford, Duford, Dufford, Deforb) The name suggest a Huguenot origin, perhaps being originally Devoor, or DuFour. Philip Tofort, Sr., and PhilipTofort, Jr., arrived at Philadelphia, Sept 11, 1738, in the ship "Robert and Alice" with Neighbor, Weise, Terriberry and other German Valley families. Philip probably leased what is now the Nathan Anthony property near Middle Valley, afterwards occupied by his son Jacob; his will, dated Feb. 15, 1767, prob. 1 Feb., 1769, names w. Catrina, sons Adam and George, one dau., Mary Magdalena, and grandson, Jurry Stuffy (George Stephen), the latter being a son of Jacob; prob. had ch:

From the History of the Zion Lutheran Church dated 1982:

The "Long Valley," as the Indians called it, or Dutch Valley (German Valley), as it came to be called, was settled by the white man around 1730. Johannes Wilhelm Welsh and Samuel Swackhammer arrived in the area and wrote to their friends in Holland to join them.

On that day of Sept 11, 1738 the sailing vessel "Robert and Alice" arrived in Philadelphia. Several months before, she had sailed from the port of Rotterdam, headed for New York, but strong winds had sent her off course with the result that her 320 passengers landed in Philadelphia. Among the passengers were 38 persons who would be the settlers of the Long Valley. They were of German heritage and were fleeing the Rhenish Palatinate because they were protestant, both Lutheran and Dutch Reform, and that was an unhealthy condition to be in at that time in history.

The little band of settlers traveled from Philadelphia to the Long Valley under the guidance of Indian braves sent by the great Indian Chief Tammenud through the friendship of the already established settler Samuel Swackhammer.

From other records: Samuel Swackhamer was born in Germany, the ancient village Altlubheim, January 2, 1701, married to Eva Marie Hoffmann, Feb.18 1721

Philip Tufford (Dufford) of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. 15 Feb. 1769. " to grandson, Jurrey Staffey Tufford, and my 2 sons, George and Adam, each 5 shillings. Wife, Catrena, rest of my estate, and, after her death, to go to my daughter, Mary Magdilen. Executors - my wife and Stuffey Derurger. 1769, Jan. 18. Inventory, L67.7.6

Philip Dufford signed the 1749 call to John Weygand, a Lutheran Minister.

More About PHILIP DUFFORD:
Fact 1: 11 September 1738, Philip and family and others landed in Philadelphia and settled in Long Valley NJ
       
       
Children of Hans Dufford and Eva Anthoni are:
              i.       Anna Clara Duffort, born Abt. 1717 in Germany; died Aft. 1776; married Stephen Terryberry January 31, 1735/36 in Germany; born June 25, 1711 in Germany; died January 16, 1776 in German Valley, New Jersey.

Notes for Anna Clara Duffort:
From Langensoltzback on Robert and Alice Sept. 11, 1738.("18th Century
Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America"by Annette Kunselman Burgert)

Notes for Stephen Terryberry:
Will proved Jan 23, 1776 East Jersey Records page 15.
3 youngest daughters in will. Will says he had total of 8 daughters.
Of Griesback. (Burgert).
Early Germans gives death year as 1766, but will proved Jan. 23, 1776.
He had 8 daughters.
daughters, had 8
Gender: Female

Durrenberger, Stephan
Birth : 25 Jun 1711 Germany
Death : 23 Jan 1776 buried at Middle Valley Cemetery




       2       ii.       Jacob Dufort, born Abt. 1715 in Germany; married (1) Elizabeth ?; married (2) Indain Maiden 1739 in Long Valley,NJ.
              iii.       Phillip Jr Dufford, born Bef. July 09, 1721 in Germany; married Anna Schneider March 10, 1776 in Oldwick, New Jersey Zion Lutheran Church.

Notes for Phillip Jr Dufford:
Name also found as Johann Philipp. (Burgert).
BAPTISM: 9 JUL 1721
18th Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America by Annette Burgert

Notes for PHILIP JR. DUFFORD:
Philip Jr. came with his father and mother and on the ship Robert and
Oliver on 11 Sept. 1738. It landed in Philadelphia. From there they
started on their way up the Delaware River up into New Jersey


Notes for Anna Schneider:
MARRIAGE: 10 MAR 1776, Zion Lutheran Church, Oldwick, NJ
Zion Lutheran Church Records, Oldwick, NJ.

              iv.       George S Dufford, born February 02, 1723/24 in Sultzbach, Germany; married Elizabeth Catherine ?

Notes for George S Dufford:
BAPTISM: 2 FEB 1724
18th Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America by Annette Burgert

From Langensoltzback on Robert and Alice Sept. 11, 1738.("18th Century
Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America"by Annette Kunselman Burgert) Name also found Johann Georg. (Burgert).
Another Johann Georg attributed to Hans Philipps baptized Oct. 28, 1728.
(Burgert).

Notes for GEORGE DUFFORD:
mentioned in father's will dated 1769. Only other record is birth of a
daughter, Catherine, born 1752 to George and wife Catherine. This record
found in the church records of the "the old log church'. Morris Co. NJ



              v.       Adam Dufford, born Bef. November 1726 in Langensultzbach, Germany; married Susanna ?

Notes for Adam Dufford:
Feb. 16,1758: Named in Tewsbury Twp. Book.
Name also found as Johann Adam. (Burgert).
BAPTISM: 0 NOV 1726
18th Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America by Annette Burgert
Wife and children's names from Bill Roberts.

LDS INFORMATION


ADAM DUFFORD - International Genealogical Index/North America
Gender: M Birth: [< 1725 Of Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Parents:
Father: PHILIP DUFFORD
Mother:

Notes for ADAM DUFFORD:
mentioned in fathers will probabted 1769. N.J.
Adam's name appears on the books of Tewksbury township, NJ as a tax
payer, under date of Feb. 16 1758.


              vi.       Johann George Dufford, born Bef. October 28, 1728 in Germany.

Notes for Johann George Dufford:

Name also found Johann Georg. (Burgert).
Another Johann Georg attributed to Hans Philipps baptized Oct. 28, 1728.
(Burgert).


              vii.       Anna Catherina Dufford, born February 19, 1728/29 in Germany.

Notes for Anna Catherina Dufford:
Baptism: February 19, 1729 in Germany.


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