Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A bit about Nathaniel Bonnell

Here is abit about Harve Bunnell's great-great-great grandfather. It was written by Alvy Ray Smith, who's website can be linked here:http://alvyray.com/Family/
Nathaniel Bonnell1,2 (M)b. 1648, d. 1696Pedigree

Nathaniel Bonnell His surname spelled Bunnell, then Bonnel, then Bonnell. Day Upon Day, p 42:"Our ancestor Nathaniel was born in New Haven in 1648, and died at Elizabeth, N. J. in 1696. He came to New Jersey as one of the Elizabethtown Associates in 1664. On January 3, 1665, he married Susanna Whitehead, b. New Haven, Aug. 5, 1650. Her parents were the Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Whitehead. Isaac Whitehead was born about 1624 in Kent, England. He was one of the founders of New Haven, a planter in 1643, taking the oath of fidelity on Marfch 7, 1647. He was the first known Clerk in New Haven [I think this should be Elizabethtown]. He also was one of the Elizabethtown Associates. On March 22nd, 1679, he was appointed Captain in the militia at Elizabeth. He was a Judge of Small Causes in 1683 and Coroner in 1686. This information comes from the History of Elizabeth, by Edwin Hatfield.From Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England by Savage, Vol. IV, 1862:-The children of Isaac Whitehead:1. Susanna b. Aug. 5, 16502. Isaac b. Nov. 20, 16523. Mary b. Nov. 20, 16544. Sarah b. Jan. 3, 16565. Samuel b. June 15, 16586. Joseph b. Apr. 20, 16617. Grace b. Nov. 12, 1663Along with the other Elizabethtown Associates, Nathaniel Bonnel was granted a farm of sixteen acres and a six-acre town-house lot.About 1670, nathaniel I, with his skill as a carpenter and builder erected a residence on his town house lot which was so strong and beautiful that it is still standing at 1045 East Jersey St., the oldest house in Elizabeth, N. J. It has been restored and is now the headquarters of the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
These are the children of Nathaniel and Susanna Whitehead Bonnel: -
...1. Nathaniel II, born about 1670
2. Isaac 1673
3. Samuel 1675
4. Lydia 1677
5. Jane 1680
6. Benjamin 1682
7. Joseph 1685

In the New Jersey Archives, Vol. XXI, p. 159, NB. I, Nathaniel is referred to as a member of the General Assembly from Elizabeth in 1692 and in 1696 he signed a petition of the inhabitants of Elizabeth asking relief from oppression of the Lords Proprietors. This is the last mention of his name in the records and he probably died soon after.
After his death, his wife Susannah Witehead Bonnel moved to Springfield, N. J. where she died on February 13, 1733 and was buried in the cemetery at Connecticut Farms (now Union, N. J.) near Elizabeth."I visited the Nathaniel Bonnell - Susannah Whitehead house in Elizabeth NJ on 4 Oct 2000 and took photos of it. It also now houses the East Elizabeth Development Corporation. It has two historical signs in its front yard. It faces another home built by another relative, the Belcher-Ogden home, across East Jersey St. Both houses are surrounded with not so pleasant slumming Elizabeth buildings. They are only a block or two from the Elizabeth City Hall.

Descendants spell the name "Bonnell".
i Nathaniel, b c. 1670, d 4 Sep 1736; m Mary ____.
ii Isaac, d Jan 1712; m Elizabeth _____.
iii Samuel; m Abigail _____, step-daughter of Samuel Rose.
iv Lydia; [m Ephraim Price].
v Jane.
vi Benjamin, d 17 May 1760; m Sarah Potter.
vii Joseph, d 14 Mar 1748; m (1) c. 1711 Rebecca, wid. Samule Riggs; m(2) Martha _____."

NHV = New Haven Vital Records. I don't know why "[m Ephraim Price]" above is enclosed in square brackets. Nathaniel was born at New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1648.3 He was the son of William Bonnell and Anne Wilmot. He married Susannah Whitehead at New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, on 3 January 1666. Savage gives year as 1667 ns.4,5,2,6 Nathaniel died in 1696 at Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, USA.

Children of Nathaniel Bonnell and Susannah Whitehead
Nathaniel Bonnell+ b. c 1670, d. 4 Sep 1736
Isaac Bonnell b. 1673, d. Jan 1712
Samuel Bonnell b. 1675
Lydia Bonnell b. 1677
Jane Bonnell b. 1680
Benjamin Bonnell b. 1682, d. 17 May 1760
Joseph Bonnell b. 1685, d. 14 Mar 1748

5 comments:

Darla said...

I'm a descendant of Nathaniel Bonnell. To fill in the blank, according to my records, he married Mary Searing, born in Elizabethtown NJ sometime between 1670 and 1682. Mary was the daughter of Thomas Searing. Thomas was born about 1646 in Southwork, England.

I'm looking for information on Nathaniel's grandson, Stephen Bunnell, b 1731...looking for Revolutionary War records.

Darla said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Darla said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Tim said...

Hello Dave -

Nathaniel Bonnell was my 7th g-grandfather. I descended through his daughter, Lydia.

You have created a very nice blog and record of your family. Congratulations.

Tim Trochelman
10JUL2010

Anonymous said...

top [url=http://www.c-online-casino.co.uk/]free casino[/url] coincide the latest [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/]free casino[/url] unshackled no consign perk at the leading [url=http://www.baywatchcasino.com/]casino
[/url].