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Re: David Scofield, Rev War, Orange Co;NY>Bergen Co;NJ
Posted by: Jim Minervino (ID *****7370) Date: April 30, 2011 at 11:36:27
In Reply to: Re: David Scofield, Rev War, Orange Co;NY>Bergen Co;NJ by Bob Thomas of 967

Sorry I should have explained Hoppin.

Charles A. Hoppin published "The Washington Ancestry and Records of The McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families."

In that book he devotes a large chapter to "The Schofields on Connecticut, New York, and Ohio." This includes almost 20 pages regarding Hezekiah Schofield and about 7 pages on Hezekiah's son John Schofield including John's service in the Revolutionary War. (It then follows John's son Hugh and his family).

In the section on John Schofield, Hoppin notes, "John had ventured up the Hudson River before the census of 1790, and is recorded in it as a resident of Clermont Town, Columbia County, New York."

"...the 1790 census notes...'John Schofield, Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families, 1; free white males under 16 years, 4; free white females including heads of families, 5. Of these four sons three were Hugh, Benjamin, and David, all of whom removed to Ohio. The name of the other son is unknown."

Later on in the chapter Hoppin notes, "Another son, Benjamin, is mentioned as living at Warwick, Orange County, in the 1810 US census, having a wife, one son, and two daughters; later he lived near his uncle, David Schofield, in Pompton Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. Years later he, with his wife Sally and their children, removed to Strongville, Cuyhahoga County, Ohio, as is proved by the deed of sale of their real estate in Bergen (now Passaic) County. recorded on page 23 of Liber U-3 of deeds at Hackensack."

What I don't see is a primary source/record tying Benjamin to his father John. I can send you the Schofield chapter from Hoppin as it has detailed information on John, Hezekiah, and all of their ancestors

I should note that Hoppin did his research and wrote this in 1932. I have spent 20 years, on and off, researching my Scofield/Schofield line and I have only found one (minor) example where Hoppin made an error. He was amazingly resourceful in tracking down records and connections at a time when that must have been extraordinarly difficult to do.

I hope this is helpful


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