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1757 On 19 September, a son was born to Joseph Schooley. [1] James Schooley was born 19th of 9th month, likely in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County (now Mercer County), New Jersey. [2]

1769 On 8 April, Mary Rogers was born to parents Isaac and Ann Rogers. [3][4]

1786 On 8th day, 8th month at Chesterfield, "James Schooley and Mary Rogers appeared at this meeting and declared their intention of marriage with each other their parents consenting Isaiah Robins and William Abbott are appointed to make inquiry of his clearness with any other on that account and report next meeting." [5]

1786 James Schooley [Scholey] of Nottingham Township, and Mary Rogers, of Windsor Township, Middlesex county, daughter of Isaac and Ann Rogers, of Windsor Middlesex, New Jersey, were married at Chesterfield Friends' Monthly Meeting on 7th 9th mo 1786. The marriage was witnessed by Sarah Schooley [Scholey], Isaac, Ann, Rachel and Elizabeth Rogers, James Holloway, John Earl, Joel Taylor, Benjamin Linton, William Linton Jr, Joseph Decow and others. [6][7][8][9]

1786 James Schooley [Scholey] was on the June tax list for Nottingham Township. [10]

1788 The land of James Schooley in Nottingham Twp was mentioned as bounding that of Abraham Eldredge in the latter's will. [11]

1793 James Schooley [Scholey] appeared on the June tax list for Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey.

1795 James Schooley [Scholey] and William West, both of Nottingham Twp, were bondsmen in the estate of John Appleton of Nottingham Twp. [12]

1797 The land of James Schooley was mentioned in the estate records of William Nutt, of Nottingham Twp. [13]

1820 James Schooley [Scholey] appeared on the tax list for Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [14]

1826 On 25th of 2nd month, James Schooley died, likely in Nottingham Twp. Letters of administration for the estate of James Schooley, late of Burlington County, were issued to Joseph Schooley, Mary Schooley, and Benjamin Schooley. [15][16]

1827 Mary Schooley, Mary Schooley Jr, Rebecca Schooley, and Ann Schooley were listed as members of "Orthodox" Friends in Chesterfield Preparative Meeting regarding a legal dispute about school funds among meetings in Bucks, Mount Holly, and Chesterfield. [17][18]

1830 Mary Schooley (age 60-70) lived in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey with four other females age 15-40. Robert Schooley (age 20-30), relationship unknown, was in the adjacent listing. [19][20]

1840 Mary Schooley lived in Nottingham Twp, Mercer County. There were 3 females ages 50-60, 60-70, and 70-80 in the household. [21]

1850 Mary (Rogers) Schooley (age 80) lived with her son-in-law and daughter Joseph Rockhill (age 49) and Rebecca Schooley Rockhill (age 40) in Mansfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [22]

1851/52 A decree was made by the Orphans Court of Mercer County, New Jersey that sufficient notice had been given for the estate of Mary Schooley, deceased, as ruled by the court at the January term, last. [23]

1852 On 26 January, James Schooley of Hamilton Twp petitioned for the division of the estate of his father James Schooley of Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, now Hamilton Twp, Mercer County. The estate was divided among children Joseph Schooley, Benjamin Schooley, Isaac Schooley, Sarah wife of Charles Hughes, Ann wife of James Ivins, Mary wife of Daniel Wainwright, James Schooley the petitioner, and children (Mary, Sarah, and Clement) of deceased daughter Rebecca who was married to Joseph Rockhill. [24]

1852 "James S Schooley, deceased, without having made a will, of Hamilton Twp, Mercer County (formerly Nottingham Twp, Burlington County). Applicant: James Schooley, a son. Other children: Joseph Schooley; Benjamin Schooley; Isaac Schooley; Sarah (Schooley) wife of Charles Hughes; Ann (Schooley) wife of James Ivins; Mary (Schooley) wife of Daniel Wainwright; and grandchildren of James S Schooley, dec'd, namely Mary, Sarah, and Clement Rockhill, the children of a deceased daughter, Rebecca (Schooley) Rockhill, the former wife of Joseph Rockhill. Each claiming an undivided 1/8th share. Dated April 29th 1852." [25]

Research Notes:

1814 James Schooley [Scholey] (perhaps this one, although this James would be age 57 at this time) served in the War of 1812 in Major Samuel J Read's New Jersey Battalion, which was stationed at Billingsport, NJ with Captain Isaac Kelley and Lieutenant Jonathan Scholey [26]. James enrolled on 19 September and was discharged 22 December, 1814. His pension record reports service under Captain Isaac Kelley's Company of the New Jersey Militia. [27]

Footnotes:

[1] Frank H. Stewart, Stewart's Genealogical and Historical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1918), 10, [Internet Archive].

[2] James B. Schooley. Trails of Our Fathers, revised (1988), 288.

[3] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 30, citing Chesterfield Meeting birth records.

[4] Claude J. K. Anderson, "Taylor - Rogers Family Record," The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 30 (1955), 20-24, at 22.

[5] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Men's Minutes, 1786-1796 (Minute Book 3), Click year and page:8, [BrynMawr].

[6] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 668, [Google Book], [Internet Archive].

[7] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 8.

[8] Marie M. Schooley, Scholey - Schooley and Allied Families (1990), 90, names Isaac Rogers and Ann Taylor as parents of Mary Rogers, married to James Schooley.

[9] James B. Schooley. Trails of Our Fathers, revised (1988), 288, reports Ann Rogers to be daughter of Isaac and Ann Taylor Rogers.

[10] ancestry.com, [Link].

[11] 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), 73, [Internet Archive].

[12] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 37. (Wills and Administrations 8, 1791-1795) (1942), 16, [Internet Archive].

[13] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 38. (Wills and Administrations 9, 1796-1800) (1944), 267, [Google Book], [FHL_Book].

[14] James B. Schooley. Trails of Our Fathers, revised (1988), 289.

[15] FamilySearch.org, Burlington County New Jersey Probate Records, Administration and guardianship records A-300, [FamilySearch_Record].

[16] James B. Schooley. Trails of Our Fathers, revised (1988), 288-89.

[17] Jeremiah J. Foster, An authentic report of the testimony in a cause at issue in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey, Vol. 2 (Philadelphia: J. Harding, 1831), 469, [Google Book].

[18] Jeremiah J. Foster, An authentic report of the testimony in a cause at issue in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey, Vol. 2 (Philadelphia: J. Harding, 1831), 471, [Google Book].

[19] US census, 1830, Reel 0080, Image 302, line 6 from bottom, [Internet Archive].

[20] FamilySearch.org, citing US census, 1830, line 6 from bottom, [FamilySearch_Record].

[21] FamilySearch.org, citing US census, 1840, line 14 from bottom, [FamilySearch_Record].

[22] US census, 1850, Reel 0443, Image 429, family 416, [Internet Archive].

[23] FamilySearch.org, Mercer County Orphans Court Minutes B, [FamilySearch_Record].

[24] FamilySearch.org, Mercer County New Jersey Orphans Court Minutes B-353, [FamilySearch_Record].

[25] Virginia Alleman Brown, Abstracts of Partitions & Divisions of the New Jersey counties of Monmouth, Mercer, & Burlington (Baltimore: Clearfield, 1993), 38, citing Mercer County partitions, p. 67.

[26] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 847512 of United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910, [FamilySearch_Record].

[27] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 847512 of United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1912, [FamilySearch_Record].


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