Nathan Lorance Family of Cumberland County, New Jersey



Subject: Nathan LORANCE *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participants #16365,#16635,#26885, and #33627

Note: Per History of Cumberland County, page 674:
Nathan came from Long Island at the commencement of the eighteenth century and settled at Cedarville, where he became the owner of a very considerable real estate.

Birth: ca. 1690 probably Massachusetts

Will: 23 Nov 1744 Cohansey, Salem Co. (Cumberland County after 19 Jan 1748), New Jersey Yeoman. Wife, Elizabeth, one-third of moveable estate, at her marriage or decease shall be equally divided between my three youngest daughters, Elizabeth, Rhoda, and Violetta, Daughter, Abigail Elmore[sic] "that tract called Flying Point (except one acre where the Baptist meeting house stands-where the Baptist members that live on the south side of Cohansey Creek shall think fit to take it"), together with 100 acres between Edmund Shaw's and Samuel Chard's joining Barns line to be hers and her heirs forever by her present husband Daniel Elmore[sic], if any shall survive; for want of such heirs after the said decease of Daniel Elmore and Abigail his wife, then to any other lawful heirs of her body, who shall pay 10 to each of my three youngest daughters at their marriage or at the age of 21 years. Sons - Jonathan and Nathan, all my lands and all my shares and rights of "Proprietye". Daughters- Elizabeth Shepherd, 1/2 the marsh(50 acres) in Sears Neck and 30; Rhoda, 200 acres at White Marsh, 100 acres of marsh below John Peterson's on the west side of Morris River, and 50 when she will be 20 or married; Violetta, 200 acres at White Marsh, 1/2 the marsh on east side of Dividing Creek, also 50 at 20 or marriage.
Executors - Jonathan and Nathan Lorance
Witnesses - William Dallis, Joseph Reeves, Isaac Preston, Nathaniel Diament

Probate: 24 Apr 1745 Salem (now Cumberland Co.), New Jersey
20 Dec 1744. Inventory ( 534.0.10) includes silver tankard and spoons ( 20.18.9), 77 neat cattle ( 146.1), negro woman ( 36), horses ( 31), a still and 36 gals. of spirits ( 22). Appraisers - Joseph Reeves, Jonadad Shepherd

Buried: Baptist Meeting House, Cedarville, Cumberland Co., New Jersey
Parents: unknown
Note: Y-DNA descendants of John LAWRENCE (1609-1667) of Watertown, Massachusetts
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Marriage: ca. 1715
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Spouse: Elizabeth VANEMAN
Father: William VANEMAN ( b. ? d. 1748)
Mother: Magdalen (--?--)
Husband #2: William DARE
Probate: 30 Jan 1756 Fairfield Twp, Cumberland Co., New Jersey
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Six Known Children
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1/F Abigail LORANCE
Note: Abigail spelled her name 'LAWRENCE' after the death of her father Nathan LORANCE.
       She had 10 children 8 of whom left decendants.
Birth: __ ___ 1716 Cumberland Co., New Jersey
Marriage: 07 Sep 1738 Daniel ELMER (b. 25 Oct 1715, pro. 26 Jun 1761)
Son: __ ___ ____ Daniel ELMER
Son: __ ___ ____ Jonathan ELMER
Son: __ ___ ____ Timothy ELMER
Son: __ ___ ____ Ebenezer ELMER
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Abigail ELMER
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Deborah ELMER
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Victorina ELMER
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Violetta ELMER
Death: 02 Jul 1770
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2/M Jonathan LAWRENCE *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participant #16635
Birth: 17 Nov 1723 Salem now Cumberland Co., New Jersey
Witness: 19 Nov 1759 Will of David OGDEN; Fairfield Twp, Cumberland Co., New Jersey (Trenton Book 10, p. 70)
Will: __ ___ 1765 Estate Administratrix: Abigail Lawrence. Value of estate: 860.18.0 (lb/shilling/pence)
Death: 19 Feb 1764 Fairfield Twp, Cumberland Co., New Jersey
Burial: Swing Cemetery, Fairfield, New Jersey


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3/M Nathan LAWRENCE
Note: __ ___ ____ Spelled 'Lawrance' in marriage license documents.
Birth: __ ___ 1725 Cumberland Co., New Jersey
Marriage: __ ___ ____ Sarah (--?--)
Son: 1745-1763 Henry LAWRENCE; New Jersey
Son: 1745-1763 Daniel LAWRENCE; New Jersey
Daughter: 1745-1763 Rhoda LAWRENCE; New Jersey
Son: bef __ ___ 1752 Nathan LAWRENCE; New Jersey
Son: cir __ ___ 1754 Hosea LAWRENCE; New Jersey
Son: 11 Apr 1760 John LAWRENCE; New Jersey
Son: 07 May 1764 Zachariah LAWRENCE; New Jersey
Daughter: 1765-1773 Violette LAWRENCE; New Jersey
Marriage: 18 Aug 1769 Elizabeth JOHNSTON; New Jersey
Death: bef 01 Jun 1773 Hopewell, Cumberland Co., New Jersey
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4/F Elizabeth LORANCE
Birth: __ ___ ____ Cumberland Co., New Jersey
Marriage: __ ___ ____ Jonathan SHEPHERD
Death: __ ___ 1756
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5/F Rhoda LORANCE
Birth: 16 Sep 1732 Cumberland Co., New Jersey
Marriage: __ ___ ____ Nicholas JOHNSON
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6/F Violetta LORANCE
Birth: __ ___ 1735 Fairfield Twp, Cumberland Co., New Jersey
Marriage: __ ___ ____ Thomas HARRIS, Jr. (b. 1730, d. 06 Feb 1759)
Son: cir __ ___ 1753 Thomas HARRIS; New Jersey
Daughter: cir __ ___ 1755 Violetta HARRIS; New Jersey
Marriage #2: 06 Aug 1760 Thomas OGDEN, Sr. (b. 1720, d. 23 Dec 1785) as his second wife
Note: Lost her first husband and only two children in 16 days and died herself 21 months later.
Death: 09 Nov 1760 Cumberland Co., New Jersey




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