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Notes for Charles Hughes and Sarah Schooley

1798 Sarah Scholey, daughter of James and Mary Scholey, was born on 2 of month 5, in Burlington County, New Jersey. [1]

1815 Benjamin Schooley and Ann Kirkbride Ivins were married on May 4, at the Chesterfield Meeting of Friends. Witnessed by Sarah Schooley and others. [2]

1830 Charles Hughes (age 30-40) lived in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey with a family. [3]

1850 Charles Hughes (age 57) and Sarah (age 52) lived in Hamilton Twp, Mercer County, New Jersey with 6 children. [4]

1852 "James S Schooley, deceased, without having made a will, of Hamilton Twp, Mercer County (formerly Nottingham Twp, Burlington County). Applicant: On 26 January, James Schooley of Hamilton Twp, a son, petitioned for a partition of the estate. 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." [5] [6]

1852 Charles Hughes died on September 17, at age 86y 2m ?d, and was buried at First Presbyterian Churchyard, Hamilton Square, Mercer County, New Jersey. [7]

1857 Lambert Hughes, son of Sarah and Charles Hughes, and Sarah H Hammell were married on January 15, at Hamilton Twp, Mercer County, New Jersey. [8]

1860 Sarah Hughes (age 62) lived in Mercer County, New Jersey. [9]

1861 Lambert Hughes and Eliza Hutchinson were married on May 23, in Hamilton Twp, Mercer, New Jersey. Lambert was the son of Charles Hughes. [10]

1864 William H Hughes, son of Charles Hughes, and Josephine Norton were married on February 3, in Hamilton Twp, Mercer County, New Jersey. [11]

1864 Mrs. Sarah Hughes died on March 1, Mercer County, New Jersey. [12] She was the wife of Charles Hughes, died at age 66y 2m 1d [which corresponds to a birthdate of December 29, 1797], and was buried near Hamilton Square, Hamilton Twp. [13]

Research Notes:

The Quaker record reporting Sarah's birthdate on 2, 5mo, 1798 disagrees with her age at death reported on her gravestone. We do not know which is correct.

1861 Hughes died on May 13, in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. [14]

The names of their children were recorded in a biosketch [15]

Charles Hughes, father of William H. Hughes, was for many years a resident of Mercer county, and married Sarah Schooley, a member of one of the oldest families of the state of New Jersey. The Schooley family were among the English Quakers who came to Burlington, New Jersey, about 1678. Land was owned in this township in 1695 by Sarah Schooley, who was presumably a widow of one of the emigrants of that name. During the eighteenth century Samuel Schooley purchased the Schooley's mountain tract in Morris county, and a brother, Joseph, who lived in Burlington county, bought the tract of land lying to the north and west of Hamilton Square, adjoining the Appleton, Mount, Eldridge and other estates. He had several children, among them being a son, James, who had a large family, and whose children intermarried with the Hughes, Ivens and Wainwright families. The children of Charles and Sarah (Schooley) Hughes were: 1. James, married Catherine Hutchinson; had children: Amy, Jacob, Sarah and Charles. 2. Caroline, married Samuel Smith; had children: Martha, Mary Ann, married Slack; Elizabeth and Carrie. 3. Martha, married Ralph Van Kirk; had children: Cornelia, Charles, Wesley, Sarah, Martha and Mack. 4. Charles Henry, married Caroline Lee; had children: Amanda, Charles and Everett, c. Jacob, married Elizabeth Capner; no children. 6. Gideon, married Sarah Capner; no children living; he is now married again. 7. Lambert, married Sarah Hammill; no children. 8. William Harrison, see forward. 9. Armitage, married Lizzie Peppit; had children: Carrie, Emma, Lillian, William, Frederick and Armitage. 10. Sarah, married Levi Mather, and had several children: Isaac and Jacob (twins), Frank, Edward, Lilley, Charles, Kate, Harry.


[1] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 56, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[2] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724, 213, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[3] US census, 1830, Reel 0080, Image 300, line 1, [InternetArchive].

[4] United States Federal Census, 1850, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[5] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Mercer, Orphans Court Minutes B-353, [FamilySearchImage].

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

[7] Find A Grave Memorial 112581895, [FindAGrave].

[8] New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985, [FamilySearchRecord].

[9] United States Federal Census, 1860, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[10] New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985, [FamilySearchRecord].

[11] New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985, [FamilySearchRecord].

[12] FamilySearch.org, [FamilySearchRecord].

[13] Find A Grave Memorial 113017390, [FindAGrave].

[14] New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988, [FamilySearchRecord].

[15] Francis Bazley Lee, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1907), 588, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].