Abraham Kitchell

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Abraham Kitchell, son of Samuel Kitchell and Grace Pierson, was born at Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey, about 1679.1,2 He died at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey, 2 December 1742, at age 62, and was buried at Whippany, Morris Co., New Jersey.2,3

Abraham married Sarah Bruen, daughter of John Bruen and Esther Lawrence, at Newark about 1703.1

He apparently left an unprobated will by which he provided for wife Sarah, gave the homestead to David, the youngest son. Abraham also specified specific amounts to other heirs:
£10 each to sons Joseph and John
£40 to Grace Lindsley
£25 to Mary Leonard
£35 to Abigail Crane
the plantation to be equally divided between Joseph and John if David died without issue.4

Family

Sarah Bruen b. abt. 1679, d. 30 Apr 1745
Children
  • Samuel Kitchell1 b. 6 Jan 1704, d. 19 Nov 1732
  • Grace Kitchell1 b. 10 Mar 1708, d. 1777
  • Joseph Kitchell1 b. 25 Jan 1712, d. 22 Mar 1779
  • John Kitchell1 b. 2 Feb 1714, d. 9 Jan 1777
  • Mary Kitchell1 b. Jul 1715, d. 29 Mar 1762
  • Abigail Kitchell+1 b. Nov 1717, d. 20 Aug 1801
  • David Kitchell1 b. 1723, d. 26 Dec 1753

Citations

  1. [S27] C. H. Cory, Lineal Ancestors of Susan (Kitchell) Mulford, Mother of Mrs Susan (Mulford) Cory, Vol IV, Pt 1 ([New Jersey]: s.p., 1937), 54-60, further cited as Cory, Ancestry of Susan Kitchell.
  2. [S217] William O. Wheeler and Edmund D. Halsey, Inscriptions on the Tombstones and Monuments in the Grave Yards at Whippany and Hanover, Morris County, N. J. (1894; reprint, Lambertville, New Jersey: Hunterdon House, 1984), further cited as Wheeler and Halsey, Hanover Graves.
  3. [S27] Cory, Ancestry of Susan Kitchell, 56.
  4. [S27] Cory, Ancestry of Susan Kitchell, 58-59.