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Sarah (Cottrell) Smith (1687)

Sarah Smith formerly Cottrell aka Stanley
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Biography

Sarah, the first child of Eleazer Cottrell and Sarah Ruckman, was born October 4, 1687. [1]
She was called his daughter Sarah Smith in her father's will.

"Elias Stillwell was in some manner, I believe, connected with the Stanley family, of Monmouth County, N. J. When his property was inventoried, Nov. 30, 1715, amounting to £36-16-6, by Thomas Morford and Lewis Morris, he was alluded to as “late of Middletown, yeoman.” Dying intestate, Richard Stanley, yeoman, of Monmouth County, was appointed administrator of his (Stillwell’s) estate, but Stanley dying before the estate was settled, his, Stanley’s widow, Sarah, presented her late husband’s accounts as such administrator, which amounted to £36-17-9~, a trifle in excess of the amount of the inventory. Sarah, the widow of Richard Stanley, was a daughter of Eleazor Cottrell, of Nutswamp, in Middletown, N. J., who died about the year 1727, leaving, in addition to this daughter Sarah, Sons Nicholas and Gershom Cottrell. Sarah Cottrell, the widow of Richard Stanley, married, second, Mr. Smith."[2]

Sources

  1. "Newark Evening News," "Jersey Genealogy" Column written in 1918: This was part of an ongoing series on the early settlers of the Freneau area.
  2. John E. Stillwell, "The History of Captain Nicholas Stillwell, son of Lieutenant Nicholas Stillwell, and his descendants", pages 11-12.


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