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Who was Nehemiah's Father, Research Notes of Dulaney and my Comments
Posted by: Jerry Scott (ID *****4712) Date: January 06, 2008 at 03:09:29
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Looking for any Source that will prove who the father of
Nehemiah Stanbrough could possible be;

Research Notes of William B.Dulaney,Stansbury Society Newletter Summer 1983

Josiah Stanbrough, son of John and Martha Stanbrough, was
born 1685-1694 (before 1704) at Southampton, Suffolk Co. NY
He lived at Suffolk Co. and inherited his father's land in East New
Jersey. He was a Freeholder in Newport, RI , in 1734 and is later found
in Charleston, SC, in 1736/38. He died 4 May 1738 at Charleston and is probably buried in St. Phillip's Churchyard where his death is found.
He married a wife unk. The following issue According to Mr. Dulaney
is not fully documented.

Fleet b/ 1716 ( a guess )
Solomon b/1720 m/ Mary Price He died and left will Morristown, NJ,
dated 29 Nov 1749(Bk. WB-E pg.468)
Sarah b/1729 named in brother Solomon's will 1749
Josiah b/1729
Elizabeth b/1737
Nehemiah b/ 1739, Named in brother Solomon's will 1749 (Mr. Dulaney
and others feel that Nehemiah is the probable father of their
ancestor, Ezekiel )
Ichabod b/1738
Hobart b/ 1713 (a guess )

Supplements notes of William H. Dulaney

Two children attributed to Josiah Stanbrough who died in South Carolina are based on clues-Fleet and Hobart.Fleets and Hobarts and
Josiah Stanbrough are found in The Rate Lists of Long Island, 1675,
1683 Respectively. Noting Josiah's Residence in Newport, RI, before
moving to South Carolina.

An Elizabeth Marshall b/ 1713 d/ 1782 m 1st. Fleet Stanbrough
and 2nd. Samuel Greene, by latter she had a son, Fleet Stanbrough
Greene, b/1753(Newport Records-cited in Greene Family of Rhode Island.Finally, a Fleet Stanbrough is found in records of St. Phillips
and St. Helene's, Charleston, SC strongly suggesting a relationship with Josiah.

Fleet was b/ 1716 and died in Charleston, SC.
Ref; possible son, Hobart, ----A Hobart Stanbrough witnessed will of
Benjamin Webb, 1734 in Charleston, S.C., also Josiah Stanbrough
witnessed will of Manley Williamson, 1735 in Charleston
(Abstracts of SC Wills, 1670-1740), Will Bk.1732-37

Nehemiah Stanbrough belived to be the son of Josiah who settled in Charleston, was born 1736. He is thought to have an unknown first
wife and had Ezekiel Stanbrough b/ 1759 (ancestor of Mr.

Nehemiah is known to have married Mary Minthorn on 14 Aug. 1764
at First Presbyterian Church, Morristown NJ and had issue;

Jemiah, Solomon, William, Mary, Sarah, Nehemiah, Jr.

Ezekiel, Solomon and William are associated with Greene Co. Tennessee as if brothers, Also we find the following marriages in
Frederick Co. VA

Ezekiel Stansbury and Esther Kramer- 19 Aug 1788
Mary Stansbury and Thomas Carter- 1 Nov 1794
Sarah Stansbury and George LaFollette- 29 June 1797
Jemimah Stansbury and James Pearson-26 Aug 1789

The names Ezekiel, Mary Sarah and Jemimah are likewise names found among the children of Nehemiah, However it has been suggested that
Mary , above could have been Mary Minthorn Stansbury, possibly by then a widow of Nehemiah.

The time frame is certainly right for these Stansburys to have been a part of the family of Nehemiah, en route from New Jersey to Tennessee.
Nehemiah could have died in NJ or Virginia, but the name Nehemiah shows up among the children of Solomon of Tennessee.

My Comments on above research;

It appears to me that Mr. Dulaney is simple guessing that Josiah
was the father to Nehemiah with no real sources.

He list the Tax Rate list of Long Island but this was before Josiah was
born, so this could not be Josiah, son of John Stanbrough.

In ref to Hobart Stanbrough in an Abstract dated June 1712
Town of East Hampton

Bk. G. page 71 1/2
Know ye that we Margaret Sylvester widow and HOBART
STANBROUGH, Mariner, both of Newport in the Colony of Rhode Island
and providence plantation, Heirs to the estate of Capt. Josiah Hobart
lately deceased in Easthampton in the County of Sulfolk and the Colony
of New York, for and in Consideration of the sum of Thirty pounds current money in hand paid by Ebenezer White of Bridgehampton
in the County of Sulfolk, have granted and sold unto the said White
and his heais for ever one third part of four teenths of one whole share
thoughtout Meantaukes, To have and to hold the same and doth warrent
the sale to be good and lawful.
In witness whereof we here unto set our hands and seals the twenty third day of June 1712.

Margaret Sulvester
Hobart Stanbrough

In presence of Cornelius Conking, Thomas Matthews
Acknowledged same day before John Mulford

In Shelter Island and Its Presbyterian Church pg 38
Comes this; About 1698 National Syvester the 2nd sold 1000 acres
to Geo Havens, After disposing of this land the said Nation Syvester
having married Miss Margaret Hobart, daughter of Isaiah Hobart, of East Hampton moved his family to New Port R.I.

(Margaret Hobart Sylvester must have been the niece to Josiah Hobart
but how is Hobart Stanbrough related possible a grandson, but this Hobart was born before 1712 as early as 1691 so I don;t think he was a son of Josiah Stanbrough.

Dulaney make ref that Nehemiah had first unknown wife, but has no ref
to why he thinks this and there are no other marriages records for
Nehemiah.He also has no Source for the age of Ezekiel, and per census records Esther Kramer was 50-60 in 1830 make her birth
1770-1780 If we are to believe that Ezekiel birth was 1759--- had he lived
he would have been 71 in 1830. I DON'T THINK HE WAS THIS OLD.

It appear to me that the Josiah Stanbrough that died in Charleston was not the son of John Stanbrough. Is possible that he was in Rhode Island
and had sons Fleet and Hobart but they are not related to Nehemiah.
However, I think that Nehemiah's mother was a Hobart, and that
Hehemiah father was a Josiah but not the Josiah that died in Charleston.

These are the most proven issue of the parents of Nehemiah
Nehemiah, Solomon, Sarah, Josiah, Elizabeth, Ichabad

And these are the proven issue of Nehemiah and Mary
Jerimah, Mary, Sarah, Solomon, William, Ezekiel, Nehemiah, Jr.,
and Rachel

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