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Re: Rachel Steele, a Dunn or a Fitzrandolph?
Posted by: Andrew Riddell Date: December 23, 2001 at 20:21:38
In Reply to: Rachel Steele, a Dunn or a Fitzrandolph? by Mary Harrell of 497


I've tried to track infomration to straighten out Mercy STELLE/HULL. I've found conflicting sources and having a hard time straightening out what is right & wrong. The Julian calendar does come into play here, and also how precise people are remembering when they are born. ( Yet alone read & write).

Rachel STELLE was the daughter of Benjamin STELLE and Mercy HULL. Rachel STELLE was born Dec. 11, 1720 in Piscataway, NJ. She died March 6, 1791 in Monmouth Co., NJ. She married to Ephram FITZRANDOLPH on July 11, 1752 in Monmouth Co., N.J. he was b: about 1720. ( Don't have info on him).

I don't have any info if Rachel STELLE married a second time to a Benjamin Dunn.

There is a Mercy HULL which is mentioned above.
There is a Mercy HULL that was born January 22, 1683/84 in Piscataway that married a Thomas PYATT on Feb 01, 1698.
There is A Mary HULL that was born Feb. 4, 1681/82 in Piscataway that married a Jacob Pyatt in 1703.
I have John DUNHAM b Jul 08, 1705 marrying Mercy HULL in October of 1729.

Now you know where conflicts are coming into play. Here is a list of some of my sources. I'm trying to sort out this conflicting information.

New Jersey Historical Proceedings Third Series, Vol. II 1897-1900, published in 1901. Pgs 171-179 Piscataway Birth Records and also see page 77
NJ Historical Proceedings Vol. IV, Piscataway NJ, 1919
LDS IGI Surname Index Microfiche ( 1988) P0503, page 4,101 for DUNHAM, John & Marcy DRAKE 23 Oct. 1729...
Genealogical Society of New Jersey - Genealogical Magazine of NJ Vol. II # 2 Oct. 1926, page 93 Article - Who was Mercy STELLE?
CD ROM 182 Genealogical Publishing Co. & Broderbund Software Genealogies of New Jersey Families Vol. 1 - Who Was Mercy Stelle? The First Wife of Benjamin Stelle? by Howard Stelle Fitzrandolph.
Proceedings of the NJ Historical Society Third Series vol. III #1
Genealogical Magazine of NJ Vol II No. 3 page 93.
Proceedings of the NJ Historical Society Vol. IV

According to other information I have, the marriage of Mercy Hull to John Dunham entwines two Mayflower lines coming from Edward Fuller's son Samuel Fuller and George Soule. an article was written by a man by the name of Orra Monnette.

There is another family by the name of EVERITT from New Jersey that married into the HULL line (which is how I'm connected).

Edward FULLER of Mayflower died in 1621 first winter. His son
Hannah FULLER m Nicholas BONHAM
Mary BONHAM m Rev. Edmund DUNHAM
Benajah DUNHAM m Dorothy MARTIN
Anne DUNHAM m Lieut. Issac HULL
John HULL m Susan VAUGHN
Maj. John HULL m Catharine WESTBROOK and 2nd Anne SCOTT
Susan HULL m Matthew EVERITT

Elizabeth SOULE m Francis WALKER
Francis WALKER Jr. m Anne UNKNOWN
Anne WALKER m Joseph DRAKE
Anne DUNHAM m Lieut. Issac HULL

( This connecting 2 Mayflower families according to Orra Monnette of the California Scoiety of Mayflower Descendants in 1931).



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