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DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM RITTENHOUSE

A registry report used by permission from the records of Jim Bridges, Coordinator of the St. Clair Co., IL GenWeb Page.

REPORT

Registry Report of Jim Bridges

1. William Rittenhouse b. 1695, Cressham, Germantown, Philadelphia,
PA, m. abt 1719, Catharine Howell, b. abt 1696, Philadelphia co., PA,
(daughter of Daniel Howell and Hannah Lakin) d. 1778, Prallsville,
Hunterdon, NJ, buried Prallsville, Hunterdon, NJ.  William died Aug
1767, Prallsville, Hunterdon, NJ, buried Fam cem, Prallsville,
Hunterdon Co., NJ.  William moved to New Jersey ca 1730.  He may have
married first ca 1719.  An abstract of his will, found in "An
Ancestral Chart and Handbook - Genealogical Notes of the Sutton and
Rittenhouse Families" by Rowland, 1935, mentions sons William, Peter,
Isaac, Lot, widow Catherine, Moses, dau. Priscilla's heir William
Search, daus Susannah, Anne, and Hannah.  Witnesses:  Edward Prall,
Malakiah Bonham, Lot Rittinghuysen.  William and his wife are buried
east of the Prallsville stone quarry, with graves marked by W. R. 1767
and C. R. 1778. Catharine: Catherine may have been William's second
wife, married ca 1730.  Other researchers, among them Kephart, state
that Catharine was his first and only wife.
             Children:     
           i William Rittenhouse b. 1720, Delaware Twp., Hunterdon
             Co., NJ, m. Rebecca Harnet.  William died 1799, Locktown,
             NJ.  William lived in Locktown, NJ.
    2.    ii Peter Rittenhouse b. 1724.
         iii Isaac Rittenhouse b. 13 Jul 1726, Rosemont, Hunterdon,
             NJ, occupation farmer, m. Susanna Baker.  Isaac died 23
             Feb 1809, Frenchtown, Hunterdon, NJ, buried Wolverton
             Cem, Prallsville, Hunterdon,NJ.  Susanna: Hiram E. Deats
             records on Rittenhouse Family lists Isaac's wife as
             Susanna Oakes Lakin.
          iv Lott Rittenhouse b. 1737, occupation farmer, tannery,
             m. Hannah Higgins.  Lott died 1813, buried Wolverton Cem,
             Prallsville, Hunterdon,NJ.
           v Moses Rittenhouse m. Sarah Wood.
          vi Hannah Rittenhouse b. NJ, m. A. H. Dalrymple.  Hannah
             died 19 May 1798, NJ.
         vii Sarah Rittenhouse m. Jeremiah King.
        viii Priscilla Rittenhouse b. NJ, m. abt 1735, in NJ,
             Christopher Search, d. bef 18 Oct 1757, NJ.  Christopher:
             Rittenhouse Database states that William Search married
             Priscilla Rittenhouse. However, Linda Edwards on FidoNet
             cites Bible Records of James Search (LDS Microfilm
             862,024, item 6, third of three Bible records) showing
             Christopher married Priscilla.
          ix Susannah Rittenhouse.
           x Anne Rittenhouse.

                          Second Generation        

2.Peter Rittenhouse b. 1724, NJ, m. (1) Hannah Hall, b. abt 1738,
Hunterdon co., NJ, buried Wolverton Cem, Prallsville, Hunterdon,NJ, m.
(2) Sarah Hall, b. abt 1735, d. 16 May 1811, Prallsville, Hunterdon,
NJ, buried Prallsville, Hunterdon, NJ.  Peter died 1791, Amwell twp.,
Hunterdon, NJ, buried Wolverton Cem, Prallsville, Hunterdon,NJ.
Peter's will is published in the NJ Archives, Vol XXXVII, Abstract of
Wills, vol VIII, 1791.  Prallsville is now Stockton, New Jersey.
             Children by Hannah Hall:
           i Peter Rittenhouse.  Peter is listed in his father's
             will.
    3.    ii William Rittenhouse b. 24 May 1743.
         iii  Mary Rittenhouse m. abt 1773, in NJ (?), William Hill,
             b. abt 1752, NJ (?), d. bef 1820, St. Clair co., IL.
             Mary died abt 1803, Conneaut Twp, Crawford, PA.  William:
             William came to St. Clair co., Illinois ca 1808.
    4.    iv Elijah Rittenhouse b. abt 1745.
             Children by Sarah Hall:
           v Elisha Rittenhouse b. 25 Aug 1768, Hunterdon co., NJ,
             m. 8 Apr 1792, Isabel Miller.  Elisha died 15 Dec 1846,
             buried Independ. School, Locktown, NJ.  Elisha is listed
             in the will of her father.
          vi Catherine Rittenhouse m. Otha Sands.  Catherine is
             listed in the will of her father.
         vii Sarah Rittenhouse.  Sarah reportedly drowned around the
             age of 12.
        viii Elizabeth Rittenhouse m. 1797, in Kingwood Baptist
             Church, Mansfield Jones.  Elizabeth is listed in the will
             of her father.
          ix Ann Rittenhouse m. John Kuhl.  Ann is listed in the
             will of her father.

                          Third Generation        

3. William Rittenhouse b. 24 May 1743, Hunterdon co., NJ, m. 20 Aug
1772, in Amwell twp., Hunterdon, NJ, Canzady Quick, b. 7 Apr 1753,
Hunterdon co., NJ, (daughter of Cornelius Quick) d. St. Clair co., IL.
 William died St. Clair co., IL.  William is listed in his father's
will. Canzady: Canzady and William Rittenhouse had five children.  One
was Elijah Rittenhouse who was b 13 Feb 1788.  William went from
Panhandle of W. VA. to St. Clair Co. IL and settled on Silver Creek,
while his uncle Elijah lived on Turkey Hill in St. Clair Co., IL.
             Children:     
           i Susannah Rittenhouse  b. 21 Jun 1774, Amwell twp.,
             Hunterdon, NJ.
          ii Mary Rittenhouse b. 5 Mar 1776, Amwell twp., Hunterdon,
             NJ.
         iii Hannah Rittenhouse b. 13 Feb 1779, Amwell twp.,
             Hunterdon, NJ.
    5.    iv Sarah Rittenhouse b. 5 Feb 1786.
    6.     v Elijah Rittenhouse b. 13 Feb 1788.

4. Elijah Rittenhouse b. abt 1745, Amwell twp., Hunterdon, NJ, m.
abt 1774, Sarah Quick, b. 1751, (daughter of Cornelius Quick) d.
Turkey Hill, St. Clair, IL.  Elijah died Mar 1831, Turkey Hill, St.
Clair, IL.  Elijah is listed in his father's will, Peter Rittenhousen,
NJ Archives, Abstract of Wills, 1791.  The family moved to Illinois in
1806, settling in Turkey Hill area of St. Clair Co.  Elijah served in
Stokely's Rangers from PA during the Revolutionary War.  His will was
probated 19 Mar 1831, St. Clair Co., IL and lists heirs.  From New
Jersey, Elijah settled in what is now Hancock co., WV in the
"Panhandle."  Before the state lines were definitely settled, he
believed he lived in Pennsylvania, hence his joining Stokely's
Rangers. Sarah: The records of of Brook county, West Virginia
(formerly Ohio Co., VA) show a lawsuit of Jonas Seeley vs. the heirs
of Cornelius Quick, in which the children ofCornelius are named.  The
suit mentions John and Thomas (Tunis) and five of the daughters,
including "Sarah (Quick) Rittenhouse, wife of Elijah."
             Children:     
    7.     i Peter Rittenhouse b. 3 Oct 1776.
    8.    ii Cornelius Rettinghouse b. 7 Sep 1778.
         iii Hannah Rittenhouse b. 6 Apr 1781, PA, m. 25 Nov 1799,
             in PA, Jacob Criss.  Hannah died 11 Sep 1838, PA, buried
             Bethel M.E. Church, Washington Co., PA.
          iv Mary Rittenhouse b. 26 Nov 1783.
           v John Rittenhouse b. 7 May 1786.
    9.    vi Sarah Rittenhouse b. 5 Dec 1788.
   10.   vii Elizabeth Rittenhouse b. 16 Jun 1791.
   11.  viii William Rittenhouse b. 7 Apr 1793.
          ix Catherine Rittenhouse b. 6 Aug 1795.
           x Ruth Rittenhouse b. 17 Jun 1798, m. Lewis Larama.
   12.    xi Elijah J. Rettinghouse b. 12 Feb 1801.
         xii Nancy Rittenhouse b. 25 Aug 1803, m. 10 Feb 1827, in
             St. Clair co., IL, Joseph Phillips.

                          Fourth Generation        

5. Sarah Rittenhouse b. 5 Feb 1786, Amwell twp., Hunterdon, NJ, m.
William Hill, b. 23 Sep 1793, PA, (son of Jonathon Hill and Ruth
Maple) d. 1 Jan 1859, near Freeburg, St. Clair, IL.  Sarah died St.
Clair co., IL.  In 1998, Jeremy Vogel noted that although proof of
this marriage has not yet found, William Hill's wife Sarah's  birth
date was given as 5 Feb 1786, which matched Sarah Rittenhouse's.
Further, Jeremy's family has a book printed ca 1750 that is signed
William Rettinhouse - presumably Sarah's father.  Further, William and
Sarah Hill named their second daughter Canzada, presumably after
Sarah's mother.
             Children:     
           i William Hill b. 19 Jan 1820, St. Clair co., IL, m. 20
             Sep 1866, Rebecca Jane Humphrey, d. 11 Jan 1902.  William
             died 13 Oct 1875.

6. Elijah Rittenhouse b. 13 Feb 1788, Amwell twp., Hunterdon, NJ, m.
(1) 1 Nov 1817, in St. Clair co., IL, Sarah Woods, d. abt 1833, m. (2)
13 Mar 1834, in St. Clair co., IL, Margaret Smith, b. abt 1807, KY.
Elijah died Mar 1854, St. Clair co., IL.
             Children by Sarah Woods:
           i William Rettinghouse b. 1 Dec 1818, St. Clair co., IL.
          ii Mary Rettinghouse b. 2 Apr 1820, St. Clair co., IL.
         iii Canzada Rettinghouse b. 11 Sep 1822, St. Clair co., IL,
             m. 23 Jul 1839, in St. Clair co., IL, Thomas Herne.
          iv Cornelius Matthias Rettinghouse b. 8 Mar 1825, Turkey
             Hill, St. Clair, IL, m. 14 Jan 1847, in St. Clair co.,
             IL, Nancy Agnes Phenix, b. 8 Feb 1828, Turkey Hill, St.
             Clair, IL, d. 14 Mar 1904, St. Clair co., IL, buried 16
             Mar 1904, College Hill Cem., Lebanon, St Clair, IL.
             Cornelius died 22 Jun 1908, St. Clair co., IL, buried
             College Hill Cem., Lebanon, St Clair, IL.
           v John Rettinghouse b. 11 Jun 1827, St. Clair co., IL.
          vi Elijah Rettinghouse b. 17 Jan 1829, St. Clair co., IL.
         vii Sarah Rettinghouse b. 7 Jan 1831, St. Clair co., IL.
        viii Hannah Rettinghouse b. 15 Sep 1833, St. Clair co., IL.
             Children by Margaret Smith:
          ix Joshua Rettinghouse b. abt 1838, St. Clair co., IL.
           x Zadock Rettinghouse b. abt 1846, St. Clair co., IL.

7. Peter Rittenhouse b. 3 Oct 1776, d. bef 1831, NJ.
             Children:     
           i Mary Rittenhouse b. 1 Oct 1800, PA, m. 20 Nov 1821, in
             St. Clair co., IL, Samuel McMurry, b. 21 Oct 1795,
             Botetourt co., VA, d. 19 Apr 1863, Sangamon co., IL.
             Mary died 5 Apr 1863, Sangamon co., IL.  Had nine
             children.
          ii Elizabeth Rittenhouse m. 26 Aug 1821, in Madison co.,
             IL, Obediah Short.

8. Cornelius Rettinghouse b. 7 Sep 1778, NJ, m. Mary Quick, b. 17
Dec 1784, Fayette co., PA (?), (daughter of Isaac Quick and Lucretia
Runyan) d. 1855, St. Clair co., IL.  Cornelius died bef 15 May 1816,
St. Clair co., IL.  Cornelius is mentioned in his father's will as
deceased (1831), with Cornelius' son, Cornelius, as an heir.
             Children:     
           i Isaac Rittenhouse b. 15 Oct 1806, m. (1) 1 Aug 1827, in
             St. Clair co., IL, Sarah Barker, b. 1808, ME, d. 18 Nov
             1830, m. (2) 1 Jan 1837, in St. Clair co., IL, Hannah
             Scott, b. 1 Jan 1812, IL, (daughter of Alexander Scott
             and Sarah Rittenhouse) d. 21 Oct 1898.  Isaac died 28 Jul
             1872, Belleville, St. Clair, IL, buried Rittenhouse
             Cemetery, St. Clair Co., IL.  Probate record lists heirs:
              James Madison Rittenhouse, Christopher Ralph
             Rittenhouse, Nancy Jane Rittenhouse, Sarah Ellen
             Rittenhouse, and Samuel Russell Rittenhouse, each
             identified as his children.  Also lists children of his
             daughter Esther, wife of Joseph Marlow. Sarah: Also known
             as Sally.
          ii Elijah Rittenhouse b. 22 May 1809, PA, m. 11 Jan 1832,
             in St. Clair co., IL, Malinda Smirl, b. 19 Apr 1812,
             (daughter of William T. Smirl). Elijah died 24 Apr 1885,
             St. Clair co., IL, buried Phillips Cem., St. Clair Co.,
             IL.  Malinda: Name alternately spelled Malinda Smerle.
             Birth also given as 12 Apr 1812.
         iii John Rettinghouse b. 16 Jan 1811, Smithton, St. Clair,
             IL, occupation farmer, m. 18 Dec 1830, in St. Clair co.,
             IL, Sybil Barker, b. 13 Dec 1811, Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, ME,
             d. 6 May 1897, Smithton, St. Clair, IL, buried Richland
             Cemetery, Prairie du Long, IL.  John died 18 Feb 1901,
             St. Clair co., IL, buried Richland Cemetery, Prairie du
             Long, IL.  In 1850 census, living in District 9, High
             Prairie, St. Clair Co., IL, house no. 1783.  He is a
             farmer with 2000 acres.  In 1860 census, living in T2S
             R8W, p. 108. Sybil: Surname may have been Baker.  In 1860
             St. Clair co., IL census name given as Elizabeth, p. 108.
          iv Canzada Rittenhouse b. 1812, m. 1 Nov 1835, in St.
             Clair co., IL, Amos T. Barker.  Known as Zada.  She was a
             member of the Baptized Church of Christ Friends to
             Humanity at Belleville Baptist Church (First Baptist
             Church) in 1831. Amos: Surname also given as Baker.
           v Catherine Rittenhouse.
          vi Cornelius Rettinghouse b. 3 Apr 1816, m. 2 Aug 1835, in
             St. Clair, St. Clair, IL, Eve A. Badgley, b. 31 Jan 1813,
             St. Clair co., IL, (daughter of Aaron Badgley and
             Catherine Stroud) d. 5 Oct 1886, St. Clair, St. Clair,
             IL, buried Badgley Cem, St Clair twp, St Clair, IL.
             Cornelius died 10 Mar 1881, O'Fallon twp., St. Clair, IL,
             buried Badgley Cem, St Clair twp, St Clair, IL.
             Cornelius' probate record from St. Clair co. lists
             daughters Ageline Clark, Felicite Ebert, Dida Rutherford,
             and wife Eve or Eva Badgely.  Administrators of the
             estate were Albert Ebert and William J. Rettinghouse.  He
             is buried in the Badgley cemetery across from the Baptist
             Church on Drake Road in Fairview Heights. Eve: Eve and
             Cornelius were married by J. Pulliam.  In 1880 Federal
             Census of St. Clair co., IL, she is living with Albert
             and Chalista Ebert and is blind. She is buried with her
             husband behind the Jennings house, across from the
             Baptist church on Drake Road in Fairview Heights, IL.

9. Sarah Rittenhouse b. 5 Dec 1788, m. 19 May 1808, in St. Clair
co., IL, Alexander Scott, b. 25 Nov 1786, Botetourt co., VA, (son of
William Scott and Mary ______) d. 2 Jan 1855.  Sarah died 21 May 1872,
buried Rittenhouse Cemetery, St. Clair Co., IL.
             Children:     
           i Hannah Scott b. 1 Jan 1812, IL, m. 1 Jan 1837, in St.
             Clair co., IL, Isaac Rittenhouse, b. 15 Oct 1806, (son of
             Cornelius Rettinghouse and Mary Quick) d. 28 Jul 1872,
             Belleville, St. Clair, IL, buried Rittenhouse Cemetery,
             St. Clair Co., IL.  Hannah died 21 Oct 1898.  Isaac:
             Probate record lists heirs:  James Madison Rittenhouse,
             Christopher Ralph Rittenhouse, Nancy Jane Rittenhouse,
             Sarah Ellen Rittenhouse, and Samuel Russell Rittenhouse,
             each identified as his children.  Also lists children of
             his daughter Esther, wife of Joseph Marlow.
          ii Jacob Scott
         iii Sarah Scott
          iv John J. Scott m. 21 Mar 1841, in St. Clair co., IL,
             Susan A. Hart.
           v William Jarvis Scott.
          vi Isabel Scott
         vii Peter Scott

10. Elizabeth Rittenhouse b. 16 Jun 1791, m. 10 Jul 1809, in St.
Clair co., IL, John Scott, b. 10 Jan 1784, Botetourt co., VA, (son of
William Scott and Mary ______).
             Children:     
           i Charles Scott b. 6 Feb 1809, near Shiloh, St. Clair,
             IL, occupation trader, m. 28 Nov 1841, in St. Clair co.,
             IL, Rosetta Loretta Badgley, b. 17 Apr 1823, St. Clair
             co., IL, (daughter of Job Badgley and Micha Wilderman) d.
             17 Mar 1854, buried Unity church, St. Clair co., IL.
             Charles died 19 Oct 1893, buried Quincy, Adams, IL.
             Could not be found in 1860 St. Clair co., IL census.  He
             served in the Black Hawk wars and spent his last years in
             a soldier's home in Illinois.  He is buried at Quincy.
          ii George W. Scott m. 21 Jan 1851, in St. Clair co., IL,
             Elenore Rettinghouse, b. 4 Feb 1829, St. Clair co., IL,
             (daughter of Elijah J. Rettinghouse and Leah Walker).
         iii Andrew Scott 

11. William Rittenhouse b. 7 Apr 1793, PA, m. Rebecca Walker, b. 21
Jan 1799, MD, d. 23 Dec 1863, St. Clair co., IL, buried Rittenhouse
Cemetery, St. Clair Co., IL.  William died 13 Dec 1863, St. Clair co.,
IL, buried Rittenhouse Cemetery, St. Clair Co., IL.  Probate of estate
in St. Clair co., IL names the following children:  Elijah (deceased),
James (deceased), John, Sarah Jane (married to David M. Howell), and
Leonora (married to Thomas J. Gaskill).  Executors:  brother Elijah J.
Rittenhouse and son John Rittenhouse.  1860 census T1S R8W, p. 33,
shows the following people living with him:  Leonora (24), Wm. T.
(21), Chas. (19), Jos. (5), and Loretta (1).  Sarah M. McDaniel is
also living within household. William and his wife Rebecca are
contained on the Members List for the Baptized Church of Christ
Friends to Humanity at Belleville, St. Clair, IL, now known as the
First Baptist Church.  The list was drawn up in 1831.  He and Rebecca
were dismissed by letter in 1846.
             Children:     
           i Elijah Rittenhouse d. bef 13 Dec 1863.
          ii James Rittenhouse d. bef 23 Dec 1863.
         iii John Rittenhouse
          iv Sarah Jane Rittenhouse b. abt 1831, St. Clair co., IL,
             m. 28 Mar 1850, in St. Clair co., IL, David M. Howell, b.
             abt 1826, IL.
           v Leonora Rittenhouse m. 9 Feb 1854, in St. Clair co.,
             IL, Thomas J. Gaskill.

12. Elijah J. Rettinghouse b. 12 Feb 1801, Kings Creek, WV, m. 10
Feb 1827, in St. Clair co., IL, Leah Walker, b. abt 1803, GA.  Elijah
died 18 Dec 1870, St. Clair co., IL, buried Rittenhouse Cemetery, St.
Clair Co., IL.  Elijah came to Illinois with his parents in 1806.
             Children:     
           i Elizabeth Rettinghouse b. 6 Aug 1819, St. Clair co.,
             IL, m. 22 Sep 1835, in St. Clair co., IL, Joseph Hill.
          ii Elisha Rettinghouse b. 5 Mar 1823, St. Clair co., IL,
             d. abt 1851.
         iii Sarah A. Rettinghouse b. 4 Jun 1826, St. Clair co., IL,
             m. 6 Dec 1846, in St. Clair co., IL, John Davison.
          iv Elenore Rettinghouse b. 4 Feb 1829, St. Clair co., IL,
             m. 21 Jan 1851, in St. Clair co., IL, George W. Scott,
             (son of John Scott and Elizabeth Rittenhouse).
           v Nancy Caroline Rettinghouse b. 28 Apr 1832, m. 4 Nov
             1856, in St. Clair co., IL, Joseph T. Rider.
          vi William P. Rettinghouse b. 9 Apr 1834, St. Clair co.,
             IL, m. 19 Dec 1872, in St. Clair co., IL, Sarah Louise
             Hill, b. 22 Jun 1840, d. 18 Apr 19__.  William died Oct
             1917.




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