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Notes for Joseph Rockhill and Mary Davis

1791 The account of the estate of Isaac Ivins [father of Mary Davis] named his 32 living children and grand-children, including Mary Davis, and her ten children: Isaac Davis, Ann Davis (now wife of Jn Ely), Mary (now the wife of Jos. Rockhill), Merope (now the wife of Jn Bransen), Jonathan Davis, William Davis, Hannah (now the wife of D. Silvers), Abby (now the wife of Chas Robbins), Job Davis, Ivins Davis, each of whom received 1/32 share of the estate. [Photocopy, Estate account of Isaac Ivins naming children and grand-children.] [1]

1802 Several heirs of William Davis sold land to Joseph Rockhill [perhaps a son-in-law of William Davis] and Jonathan Davis [perhaps a son of William Davis]. The heirs were Ann Ely, Meribah Branson, Hannah Silver, Abigale Robins, William Davis, & Ivins Davis, all heirs to the estate of William Davis, late of Burlington County, deceased. The tract was in Burlington County by the mill creek corner to Joseph Hopkins and lands of Samuel Kirby, Samuel Wright Hartshorn?, John Pancoast, Joseph Davis, and other landmarks. The deed was dated March 28. [2]

1804 Jonathan Davis and wife Ruth, and Joseph Rockhill and wife Mary, of New Hanover Twp, sold land to Moses Ivins, of Chesterfield Twp. Jonathan and Joseph had purchased the land from heirs of William Davis in 1802. The deed was dated April 1 and was affirmed on April 18. [3]

1812 John Branson and Samuel Keeler, of New Hanover Twp, Burlington County, purchased land from the sheriff of Burlington County. Joseph Reckless lost the land due to a debt that Joseph owed to Ivins Davis. The deed was dated September 19. Note that Joseph Reckless and John Branson were sons-in-law of William Davis, father of Ivins Davis. [4]

Research Notes:

1820 Joseph W Reckless was the administrator for the estate of Anthony Reckless, late of Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County. Deed dated November 2. [5]


[1] Burlington County, New Jersey, Miscellaneous Probate Papers 1778-1815, book I, image 94, [FamilySearchImage].

[2] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), N-428, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[3] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), P-94, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[4] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), Y-180, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[5] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), K2-541, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].