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1762 Ann Rickey, daughter of James Rickey [1], was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [2]

1768 Samuel Ivins son of Samuel Ivins and Sarah Platt Ivins, was born in New Jersey.

1773 Samuel's father, Samuel Ivins Senior, died when Samuel was 5 years old. [3]

c 1775 Samuel's mother Sarah Platt Ivins then married Samuel Wardell, himself already a widower with two children.

1775 Ann Rickey's father James Rickey died when Ann was 13. [4] Several facts below suggest that she might have been put in the care of Uncle Mahlon Kirkbride at this time. By 1788, she was in the care of an aunt. (See the notes of Samuel's mother, Sarah Platt).

1777 Ann Rickey, daughter of James Rickey (deceased), was named in the will of Uncle Mahlon Kirkbride. [5][6][7]

1784 Samuel Ivin's step-father, Samuel Wardell, died. [8] Samuel Ivin's mother, Sarah Platt-Ivins-Wardell, was an executor to Samuel Wardell's estate, which had both substantial land and substantial debt. Samuel Ivins was adopted by his grandfather Isaac Ivins. The two children of Samuel Wardell by a prior marriage went to live with aunts.

1786 Samuel Ivin's grandfather Isaac Ivins died and left a valuable plantation, near Recklesstown, to Samuel, which he would inherit upon reaching age 21. Samuel's mother Sarah Platt-Ivins-Wardell came to live with him at the plantation and help out for a year. [9][10] Photocopy,  Historic Home on the site of the Ivins Plantation.

1788 On 10th month, 8th day, Samuel Ivins was granted a certificate from Upper Springfield to Falls monthly meeting on account of marriage. [11]

1788 On 7th month, 9th day, Ann Ivins, Sr, perhaps this one, although the marrige date below disagrees, was granted a transfer from Upper Springfield to Chesterfield meeting. [12]

1788 Samuel Ivins and Ann Rickey were married. The Falls Quaker Meeting notes record "Samuel Ivins, of Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey, son of Samuel Ivins, late of Stafford Twp, Monmouth County, married 19th day of 11th month, 1788, Ann Rickey, of Falls Twp, Bucks Co, daughter of James Rickey, late of Philadelphia, deceased." The Men's Meeting notes report "Marriage of Samuel Ivins and Ann Rickey accomplished on the 19th of last month, his mother consenting. He produced a certificate from Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting". Hinshaw reports: Ann, daughter of James of Bucks Co married Samuel Ivins, son of Samuel, Burlington, at Falls MH. [13][14][15][16][17]

The names and birthdates and death dates of four children of Samuel Ivins and wife Ann, born 11th mo, 5th day, 1762, were recorded in the Upper Springfield monthly meeting list of births and deaths. [18][19][20][21][22]

Ann Rickey Ivins did not get along with Samuel's in-laws, as shown by the notes of Samuel Ivins's half-sister, Eliza Wardell, in the notes reported here for Samuel's parents.
Photocopy,  Notes of Eliza Wardell, Page1
Photocopy,  Notes of Eliza Wardell, Page2
Photocopy,  Notes of Eliza Wardell (Looe Baker), Page3

1789 Ann Ivins, wife of Samuel Ivins, was granted a transfer from Falls meeting Pennsylvania to the Upper Springfield, New Jersey Quaker meeting. [23][24]

1791 The account of the estate of Isaac Ivins [father of Samuel Ivins] named grandchildren (children of Samuel) as Samuel, Mary (wife of Chas Jones), and Sarah (wife of Wm Chapman) Photocopy, Estate account of Isaac Ivins naming children and grand-children.[25]

1793 Samuel Ivins and Ann Ivins were reported to have lived in Monmouth County, New Jersey. However, a Samuel Ivins was on the June 1793 Tax List for Northampton Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey.

1793 Samuel Ivins and Ann Rickey named their first son Mahlon Kirkbride Ivins, perhaps because of Ann's inheritance from Uncle Mahlon Kirkbride.

1797 Samuel Ivins and Peter Hunt posted a notice that the "have established a new ferry at Lamberton, provided with good and new boats." [26]

1800 Samuel Ivins [Ivans], age 26-44, lived in Falls Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania with one male age 10-14, two females age 0-10 (Elizabeth and Ann), one female age 10-15, one female age 16-25, and one female age 26-44 (wife Ann). [27]

1802 On March 1 a Samuel Ivins, perhaps this one, sold land in Burlington County, New Jersey. [28]

1805 Ann Rickey Ivins died.

1806 On 7th of 5 month, "Upper Freehold preparative informs that Samuel Ivins is in the neglect of attending our Religious Meetings and hath gone out in marriage with a woman not in membership with friends. Samuel Ellis & Abraham Tilton are appointed to visit him inform him of the charges & report to next meeting." [29]

1807 "Certificate was read and signed at this meeting for the minor children of Samuel Ivins recommending Elizabeth and Isaac to go to the monthly meeting of Chesterfield, Ann, Mahlon, Samuel & James Ivins to the monthly meeting of Shrewsbury [30]

1815 On 4 May, Benjamin Schooley and Ann Kirkbride Ivins, daughter of Samuel of Shrewsbury and his wife Ann (deceased), were married at the Chesterfield Meeting of Friends. Witnessed by Isaac Ivins and others. [31][32]

1817 On 6 March, Lydia Decow married Mahlon Kirkbride Ivins, of Nottingham, Burlington County, son of Samuel Ivins, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, and and Anne Ivins (deceased). Witnessed by Samuel, Isaac, and James Ivins and others. [33]

1828 On 22 May, Charity Platt named Samuel Ivins, son of her deceased sister Sarah Wardle, in her will in New Hanover Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [34]

1828 Charity Platt (perhaps an aunt of this Samuel Ivins) bequeathed a legacy to Samuel Platt, and to many other nieces and nephews. [35]

1830 Lydia Ivins (age 40-50) lived in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. This could be Samuel's widow. [36]

1850 Lydia Ivins (age 70) lived in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey in the household of William C Ivins (age 40). This could be Samuel's widow. [37]

1858 Lydian Ivins was buried at Hartman Cemetery in Clermont County, Ohio. 

1858 Grave marker for Lydian Ivins. Lydian was named as the wife of Samuel Ivins. She died Apr 24, 1748. 76y 5m 22d. Research Notes: 1830 On 15 March, Samuel Ivins died. [38] An alternate, apparently incorrect, ancestry [39] reports Samuel's parents as Solomon Ivins and Mary Everingham.

Footnotes:

[1] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 1023, [HathiTrust].

[2] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 27.

[3] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 268, citing Lib. 14, p. 519, [Internet Archive].

[4] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 214, [HathiTrust].

[5] Bucks County, Pennsylvania Will 4-268, FHL film 172900, image 267, [FamilySearch_Image].

[6] Bucks County, Pennsylvania Will 4-266, abstract 917, FHL film 172929, [FamilySearch_Image].

[7] F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1685-1785 (1995), 122.

[8] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 35. (Wills and Administrations 6, 1781-1785) (1939), 430, [Internet Archive].

[9] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 36. (Wills and Administrations 7, 1786-1790) (1939), 123, [Internet Archive].

[10] Robert J Sim, "Some Old Farms and Farm Houses in New Jersey," Circular No. 299, New Jersey Department of Agriculture (Trenton, New Jersey: 1938), 36, [Google Book].

[11] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 54.

[12] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 36.

[13] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 1023, [HathiTrust].

[14] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 1005, [HathiTrust].

[15] John B Linn and Wm H Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 7. (Provincial Papers, 1682-1750) (1890), 243, [Archive-Catalog].

[16] Anna Miller Watring and F. Edward Wright, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, V2, Quaker Records: Falls and Middletown Monthly Meetings (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2003, ISBN 1-58549-270-1), 51-52.

[17] Charles Platt Jr, Thomas Platt of Burlington, New Jersey and his Descendants (Peterborough: Richard R Smith Co, 1967), 317.

[18] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 27.

[19] Upper Springfield Meeting, page 12, image 28, [Ancestry_Image].

[20] Shrewsbury Meeting, image 18, [Ancestry_Image].

[21] Shrewsbury Meeting, image 183, [Ancestry_Image].

[22] page 38, image 67, [Ancestry_Image].

[23] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 55.

[24] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 1005, [HathiTrust].

[25] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, book I, image 94, [Family_Search_Image].

[26] Newspaper, Gazette and Advertiser of July 11, 1797.

[27] US census, 1800, PA, Bucks, Falls, pagination 232

[28] Burlington County, New Jersey Deed K-289, not seen.

[29] Upper Springfield Quaker meeting records, page 120, image 70, [Ancestry_Image].

[30] Upper Springfield Quaker meeting, women's minutes, image 14, [Ancestry_Image].

[31] Chesterfield meeting, image 200, [Ancestry_Image].

[32] Chesterfield Quaker meeting, image 25, [Ancestry_Image].

[33] Chesterfield Meeting, page 216, Image 203, [Ancestry_Image].

[34] Burlington County New Jersey Will D-26, [FamilySearch_Image].

[35] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, Book P2, image 98, of images 96-100, [Family_Search_Image].

[36] US census, 1830

[37] US census, 1850, NJ, Monmouth, Upper Freehold, house 121

[38] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 542519, [FamilySearch_Record].

[39] Adam Brockie and Maureen Brockie, Ivins Family History 1610-1920 (2005)[FHL Film 1421576], [FHL_Film_Catalog], [FHL_Catalog].


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