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151 2015 OBIT

Bradford Charles Joseph Bradford, 85 yrs., of Glenmoore, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Harrison House of Coatesville, while under the loving care of hospice and his family. He was born on February 27, 1929 in Morristown, NJ. Charles was the son of the late Albert and Lena Bradford. He was the husband of Betty Jeanne Bradford, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Charles was an x-ray technician at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He served his country in the US Navy and US Army. Charles was active in scouting throughout his life. Charles is survived in addition to his wife by his children Charles, John, George, Julie and Carol and his grandchildren Casandra, Emily, Luke, Matthew, Grace and Henry and his great grandchildren Grace and Zachary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11 AM from Saint Peter Catholic Church, 2835 Manor Road, West Brandywine, Pa. Interment will follow at the St. Matthews Lutheran Cemetery in Chester Springs. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 10:45 AM on Wednesday at the church. For directions to the church, please visit www.stpeterchurch.net In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Charles to the Boy Scouts of America, Chester County Council, 504 South Concord Road, West Chester, Pa. 19382. Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa. For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.thelabsfh.com 
BRADFORD, Charles Joseph (I29)
 
152 278 St. Marks Place GRANGER, James F. (I1409)
 
153 2nd daughter SOLDER, Sara (I427)
 
154 30 NOV 1826 Salem Church Of The Evangelical Association, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the location of the marriage according to an LDS submitter. Family F270
 
155 334 Gold Street LEISER, Louis (I1574)
 
156 334 Gold Street Elizabeth (I1575)
 
157 334 Gold Street LEISER, William (I1576)
 
158 334 Gold Street LEISER, Emma (I1577)
 
159 334 Gold Street LEISER, Elizabeth (I1578)
 
160 334 Gold Street LEISER, Henrietta (I1579)
 
161 334 Gold Street LEISER, Elenora (I1580)
 
162 334 Gold Street LEISER, Fred (I1581)
 
163 334 Gold Street EALER, Fredrick (I1585)
 
164 38 East 44 GRANGER, William Henry (I1361)
 
165 703 Avenue E CRAWFORD, John Francis (I1359)
 
166 8:15 PM note in Bible GRANGER, Mabel Louise (I302)
 
167 93 Concord GRANGER, James (I1405)
 
168 933 Atlantic, Near Grand SNIDEKER, Rebecca (I1484)
 
169 979. RAE, William C., d. 24 Nov 1901, ae 21-0-29-980. RAE, Samuel, d. 19 May 1894, ae 47-6-21-981. RAE, Anna L., d. 22 May 1890, ae 38-1-10 -[979 to 981 are in a plot]  RAE, Samuel (I298)
 
170 979. RAE, William C., d. 24 Nov 1901, ae 21-0-29-980. RAE, Samuel, d. 19 May 1894, ae 47-6-21-981. RAE, Anna L., d. 22 May 1890, ae 38-1-10 -[979 to 981 are in a plot]  RAE, William C (I5315)
 
171 A “Leah” age 50 is living with a Mary and her husband, George W. Post 1880 Census, Paterson, NJ. We think this is possibly Mary Eliza listed as marrying a Post in the Ackerman papers. VREELAND, Leah (I460)
 
172 A Ford Family forum inquiry states that a James A. Grimes from Albany, NY is the father of Mary Grimes, married to Andrew J Tuers

1870 Census, Albany, lists a James Grimes, a printer, and shows New York for birthplace. Children Mary and Maggie correlate for birth dates. a Mary L Grimes is listed as Keeping house. Cannot confirm this James Grimes as the same as follows.

1880 Census, Albany, lists James A. Grimes, age 39, as a lumber inspector
James A. Grimes wife listed as Rosannah, age 31 b NY, Father & Mother born Ireland
Mary, age 13, Daughter
Margaret, age 11, Daughter
Thomas, age 6, Son
Theresa, age 2, Daughter

1900 Census, Queens, New York lists James A. Grimes, born June 1847, Father & Mother born Ireland. He is employed in a Funeral parlor
Maggie, Wife b Mar 1846, Father born Germany, Mother born Scotland
Thomas, Son b Dec 1872
Theresa, Dau b July 1876

Copy of Source Census in file. 
GRIMES, James A. (I2572)
 
173 A John Granger Jr. witnessed the naturalization of John Granger, formerly of Great Britain, at City Court, Brooklyn on 9 Nov 1838.
First census record is 1840 in Hempstead, Queens County NY. John Granger Jun., age 20-30, with one female of the same age, presumably his wife Elizabeth Mordey. Employed in manufactures and trades. Immediate nieghbors were John Granger and George Moody [sic, Mordey/.
Business notices, Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
NOTICE—THE UNDERSIGNED BEGS TO announce to his old patrons and the public generally, that be has this day associated with him his son GEORGE M. GRANGER , and will resume his old business under the name and title of JOHN GRANGER & SON. Particular attention paid to Baker 's Ovens and Fire Work generally. The long experience of the undersigned in this particular branch of the business enables him to guarantee entire satisfaction. —Brooklyn, April l0th, 1863.
JOHN GRANGER , Mason ,213 Adelphi St . 


NOTICE -- THE COPARTNERSHIP heretofore existing under the firm name of GRANGER & SON, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. JOHN GRANGER withdrawing therefrom. The business will be continued by the undersigned, who will settle the affairs of the late firm. --Dated Broooklyn August 28th 1869. 
GEORGE M. GRANGER
Myrtle Ave near Tompkins Ave


Death notice, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 3, 1870 p.3.
GRANGER--On Sunday night, 2d inst., after a long and painful illness, JOHN GRANGER, in the fifty-seventh year of his age.
The relatives and friends of the family, and the members of the Atlantic Lodge, No. 50, I.O. of O.F. are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday at 3 P.M. at the Wesley M.E. Church Tompkins ave, corner Willoughby

Birth: Per his death certificate, died age 57 years, 11 months, which yields a birth date of November 1812.
His Find-A-Grave memorial gives a birth date of 15 Nov 1813, but censuses and death notice align with the year 1812.
Occupation: Mason. See business notices above..
 Residence: Moved from Hempstead to Brooklyn in the 1840s. Live at 145 Tompkins Ave. at the time of his death.
 Present-day Bedford-Stuyvesant/Fort Greene section of Brooklyn.
Death Kings County death certificate, 1870, #8217, roll 58) 
GRANGER, John Jr (I2424)
 
174 Abraham Tuers submitted a list of damages caused by the British. State of NJ, Damages by the British in NJ 1776-1782 NO. 6. An Inventory of the Damages which Abraham Tuers has Suffered by the British Army 26 Nov. 1776 and 27 Sept. 1777 TOERS, Abraham (I209)
 
175 According a history of Paterson, Post was born on the east side of the Wesel road in the neighborhood of the parsonage of the First Reformed Church of Passaic. At the time Washington marched through Acquackanonk, he ordered the bridge destroyed to delay the British, and John H. Post was deputized as one of the party to destroy it. Rather than destroy the bridge, John Post organized his neighbors on the morning of 21 November 1776 into a working party, and an the following day they dismantled the decking of the 297 foot-long bridge and stacked it on the Passaic side of the river. He was also at the battle of Monmouth, and his widow, who died in the one hundred and fifth year of her age, was a Revolutionary pensioner. Among his children were: Metje, who married David Cogh; Louwerens, born Dec. 25, 1796, familiarly known as Larry Post; Johannis; Sally; Sussanna, besides eight others.
Source: Nelson, William, and Charles A. Shriner. History of Paterson and Its Environs ; Historical- Genealogical - Biographical. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co, 1920. 
POST, Johannes Helmegh (I1060)
 
176 according to 1910 census married 5 ys, her parents french Family F1029
 
177 According to 1920 Census, Claribel was living with her brother-in-law, Winfield Hall, married to sister Nellie. At the time she was working as a Telephone Operator TRUSS, Claribel Ada (Clarie) (I180)
 
178 According to 1940 census, William was single, living with his sister Bertha and her husband, Martin Graf, in Hillsdale, NJ SAUL, William Peter (I2879)
 
179 According to Barbara Wills, Joseph was a wheelwright and later a fishmonger in Fulton Market, NYC. He went to California in the 1850’s to start an oyster business in the San Francisco Bay area, and settled in Santa Clara County. He made the trip west with his son John, leaving other children in the care of his mother, Eleanor Tuers. As an odd and interesting side note, Eleanor later married BF Welsh, father-in-law of Joseph’s first wife Gertrude Welsh.

As a side note, on December 4, 1847, Joseph Tuers, of Jersey City, registered a patent for a device for the improvement of Boats in sailing.
Source: Scientific American Volume 0003 Issue 13 , page 100

Passenger and Immigration Lists show J. Tuers arriving in San Francisco in 1852. Source: RASMUSSEN, LOUIS J. San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. Coloma, Calif.: the author. Vol. 4, 1970. 471p. Covers June 17, 1852-January 6, 1853. Includes addenda to vols. 1-3. 
TUERS, Joseph (I478)
 
180 According to cousins, John Archibald McNulty served as minister at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Montvale, NJ. I’ve found no record, but it is likely that is where he met Bessie Ritter.

Missionary in Colorado

1919 Rector, St. Mary’s Mott Haven, Alexander & 142nd Street, NY, NY
1951, Rector, St. Andrews, New Haven, CT

Excerpt from obit The Bridgeport Post »»»» 1970 »»»» December »»»» 6 Dec 1970, Sun »»»» Page 2

McNulty, 87. Colorful Prison Chaplain, Dies HARTFORD -- The Rev.John Archibald McNulty of Wethersfield, a colorful Episcopal clergyman who once talked several prisoners out of escaping from the state jail in New Haven, died here Saturday at; Hartford Hospital. He was 87. .;. Father McNulty was a chap-lain at the jail from 1941, when! of the demilitarized zone, but he came to Connecticut, until - - - - 1966, when he retired. He also. served at St. Andrew's Church in New Haven from 1941 to 1957,; when he was named rector emeritus. Before 1941, he served in churches in New York State, Michigan, Colorado and South Dakota, Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he was educated at Columbia University and the City College of New. York. He left a business association with a sucessful linen export house in New York to attend the; General Theological Seminary there and was awarded his bachelor of divinity degree in 1915. The cleryman's successful attempt to stop the escape before it began occurred in April, 1962. He learned of the plot while visiting a prisoner in his cell block, and pleaded with the conspirators to give it up. By the time he Was through talking, they had turned over tf him the kitchen forks they had hidden to use as weapons. ; The incident earned him a commendation from state corrections officials, and when He retired, he was named chaplain emeritus of the jail. Father McNulty is survived by his wife Elizabeth of Wethersfield, a son, a daughter and sue grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were not complete. 
MCNULTY, John Archibald (I653)
 
181 According to family records held by Robert C. Matthews, William and Harriet lived in Jersey City, then in Passaic, and are buried in Paterson, NJ MATTHEWS, William C (I4253)
 
182 According to family records there were five children of this marriage GRANGER, Josephine A (I2338)
 
183 According to family, died in 1874 in childbirth SHECKELLS, Anna Sophia (I4949)
 
184 According to his WW I draft registration card, his home address at the time was 680 East 23rd Street, Paterson, NJ. At the time, he was a graduate student at Princeton University. The draft card is signed by Special Registry, Princeton University.

SSN 146-30-3232 issued NJ

He is listed in the 1916 Princeton University Catalog on page 471 as a graduate student, with a B.S. New York University, 1915

In 1919 his is listed as an Instructor in Biology at New York University

1942 WW II Draft Registration lists his home as 120 Chestnut Street, East Orange, Essex, NJ, with May Tuers as NOK. His employer is Orange High School. 
TUERS, Russell Vreeland (I804)
 
185 According to local history Laurens settled in Saddle River.

The first attempt to settle lands west of the Saddle River was made in 1681, when a patent was issued by Governor Carteret and his council to Jacob Cortelyou, Hendrick Smock, Rutgert Joosten, and others, for 3,525 acres of section 29, adjoining the Saddle River on the east and south, partly on the Passaic River and partly on a brook, on the west. This patent was declared forfeited for non-settlement. The second attempt was made seven years later , when section 18, containing 5,320 acres, described as lying between the Passaic and Saddle Rivers,-" beginning at the meeting of the said rivers and running northerly along the Passaic River, its several turns, reduced to a straight line,. four miles and thirty-six chains to a white oak tree marked on four sides at the Bound Brook, thence from the Bound Brook north east by a great Rock of Stone, eighty four chains, thence north east along the line of the Indian purchase, one hundred and eight chains, thence along Saddle River southwesterly to the place where it began. Being in length, reduced to a straight line, six miles and a half,"-was patented by the proprietors to nine persons, to wit: Colonel Richard Townley, of Elizabethtown, N. J.; Captain Elbert Elbertsen , of Flatlands, L. I. ; Jaques Cortelyou, of New Utrecht, L. I.; Richard Stillwell, of Staten Island, N. Y.; William Nicholls, of the City of New York; Catharine IHoagland, of Flatlands, L. I.; Peter Jacobus Marius , of the City of New York; and Roloff Joosten and Hendrick Matthiesen, of New Utrecht, L. I. The survivors of these persons, and the heirs of those deceased, partitioned the tract, May 16, 1692, and thereafter sold it to settlers as follows : Joshua Bos , Thomas Jurianse . John Van Horn, John Post, Halmagh Van Houten, Garret Jurianse , Garret Garretson , Garret Garretson , Jr., John Garretson , Peter Garretson , Dirck Barentsen, Thomas Fredericksen, Warner Burger, Abram Van Varrick, Laurence Toers, Peter Jacobsen Morris, David Laurencen Ackerman, Dirk Van Zyle, Hendrick Vandelinda, Jacob Marinus, Thomas F. and Andries F. Cadmus, and John Billfield. This section is sometimes called in deeds " Acquackannock " and sometimes " Slotterdam," and comprised the greater part of the present Township of Saddle River. The "Rock" referred to is supposed to have been what is now Glen Rock. 
TOERS, Laurens Arentsen (I210)
 
186 according to marriage record SPIER, Maritie (I972)
 
187 According to Muriel Turse Conroy, Jessie and Adam lived with her father at Ash Street in Westwood until he died, and inherited the house. TURSE, Jessie (I613)
 
188 According to notes in his handwritten biographical sketch, John Henry Goodman sailed aboard the Allen Line ship SS Tunisian embarking from Liverpool, England 25 August 1910.

The Tunisian was a primary carrier of British Home Children. These children were forced to emigrate from England, and then bound to work for Canadian families - a practice which went on across the Commonwealth until the early 1960’s. Jack was not one of these children, but received a letter in England while from John Price, a school friend who had gone to Canada as a child, and offered to assist him to travel to Canada, sending him a ticket for travel from Liverpool to Quebec aboard the SS Tunisian. Jack arrived in Quebec on 2 September. He worked as a farm laborer in Canada for a year. He left Canada via train on 7 September 1911, to arrive in Brooklyn, New York where he found work as a shipping clerk. While in Brooklyn, he met and courted Jessie Irene Truss, the sister of George Truss, a fellow Englishman he befriended and met with a couple of times each week after work.

His WW I Draft Registration Card on June 5, 1917 lists him as living at 9 Reynolds Hill, Mystic, CT while employed by Mr. Albert Haley as a gardener in Mystic. He is described as medium in build with grey eyes and brown hair. 
GOODMAN, John Henry (Jack) (I65)
 
189 According to Rutan genealogists, Henry first married Annatje, sister of Francis, but it may have actually been her cousin, Annatie, daughter of Nicholas Toers and Janet Van Rypen.

He moved at some point from Belleville, NJ to Staten Island, NY according to the Descendants of Claudin Ruttan, page 10, Part1. 
RUTAN, Hendrick (Henry) (I401)
 
190 According to Shelfanger, Norfolk, England records, Robert, was apprenticed to Rob Libbon as a bricklayer in 1773, alongside his brother William, later apprenticed in 1767.

Birth date is calculated based on approximate apprentice age 12. 
GRANGER, Robert (I4093)
 
191 According to Shelfanger, Norfolk, England records, William, at age 12, was apprenticed to Rob Libbon as a bricklayer in 1767, joined by his brother Robert, later apprenticed in 1773.

Elizabeth Baker, present at death, Shelfanger 
GRANGER, William (I2012)
 
192 According to Steve Rottinger’s notes, James Tuers was a wood turner who worked for Collignon Chair Factory.

Married by Rev. P.V. Van Buskirk in Closter

The 1880 Census for Harrington shows an infant daughter, Delia, born in September 1879 . 
TUERS, James H. (I578)
 
193 According to the 1900 Census, mother Ann Eliza was living with him at Hillsdale, NJ and it appears that although he is head of household, he is living at or next to the dwelling of John Tuers and family. John Tuers mother, Maria, is listed as living with family. This family may not be the correct Garret Tuers

Ann E W, is listed living with Aaron Tuerse, in the 1870 Census, Saddle River Twp, Paterson, with Garry, age 13 in the household. This seems to be the right family, but not the right name of mother. Anna Eliza is the name of Mary Thorp Turse’s step-sister, d/o John Thorp and Maria Lent, first wife. 
TUERS, Garret (I43)
 
194 According to the Blauvelt book there were only two Joseph Blauvelt's in America old enough to fight at the time of the Revolution. Therefore the Joseph Blauvelt must be our ancestor. Furthermore, one of Joseph's brothers fought with this same Militia. Joseph and his first wife were married at Tappan on the 26 Jun 1775 and had children baptized in the Tappan DRC for a time before moving to DRC Schraalenburgh - children baptized there. After a few years they returned to Tappan and once again made use of that church for their baptisms. Joseph is found in the 1790 Federal Census living in Orange, Orange, NY . Joseph is shown as the only white male adult over 16 years of age, along with one white male under sixteen , four white females , and two slaves. Joseph married his second wife on the 9 Jan 1802 in Tappan. Joseph died before 13 Dec 1817 when his second wife married Isaac Hutchins.

Contributed by: D Lloyd Jones to Ancestry 22 Oct 2009 
BLAUVELT, Joseph (I944)
 
195 According to the entry in Charity Ackerman's Diary, Garret Tuers, of Chestnut Ridge, fell and broke his neck. He died leaving a wife and child [with another born shortly after his death].

Martha Ann Zabriskie, in her Memorandum Book recorded: 4 Dec 1839 "Garrit Teurce was killed by accident, he was found on the road under the cars at Chestnut Ridge."

; Saddle River Reformed Dutch Church Marriages; Charity Ackerman Diary) 
TOERS (TURSE), Garrit (I201)
 
196 According to the NY Passenger Lists 1820-1957, Joseph, then age 19, arrived 18 Sep 1882 in New York aboard the Arizona, from Liverpool, England. HENDRA, Joseph Jr. (I1496)
 
197 According to WW I Draft Registration, Charles suffered from asthma SAUL, Charles Henry (I2878)
 
198 Accounts of the death date of Abraham A. Tuers vary, with summaries of the court case involving his estate placing “death” either in 1850 or 1854. In either event, he was deemed dead, and without a will, and the estate was divided by the court in 1862, with a value of about $150,000. It was an important enough case that it was subject of an article in the New York Times. Several accounts of the case are available, and we hold two accounts in file.

Abraham A. Tuers Cases in Chancery
Hoyt v Tuers

WILLIAM W. HOYT and wife v. WILLIAM TUERS et al.

Abraham Tuers died intestate in 1850, seized of lands in Hudson county, and leaving six children and two grandchildren, his heirs-at-law. One of the sons, Abraham A. Tuers, Jr, left New Jersey in 1854, leaving his wife and children here, and never returned. For twenty years his family neither saw him nor heard from him, but heard that he was dead. In 1874 they ascertained that he was living in California, and one of his sons, William, saw him there. He died in 1877. In 1862, under proceedings in the orphans court of Hudson county, the lands of Abraham Tuers were partitioned, the heirs-at-law of Hoyt v. Tuers. Abraham A. Tuers being made parties thereto. On an allegation of his death intestate, and by sundry means conveyances thereunder, the defendants claim parts of the premises. In 1871, Abraham A. Tuers executed a conveyance in California in favor of Hoyt, the complainant, of all his property, real and personal, in New Jersey; and in July, 1874, another, conveying, inter alia, all interest etc. as one of the children and heirs-at-law of his father and mother, or either of them; and in August, 1874, another, conveying, by specific metes and bounds, the lands set off to Abraham A. Tuers's heirs-at-law in the partition of 1862. On a bill for a partition, filed by Hoyt, in chancery, against the defendants as part owners of the premises, and also to set aside the partition of 1862, the defendants, by answer, set up that Abraham A. Tuers was, when he made the alleged conveyances to Hoyt, incompetent to make them, by reason of unsoundness of mind, and that they were obtained by fraud. — Held, that the complainant's title being denied, the suit would be stayed, to afford the complainant an opportunity to establish the title at law, and that although evidence was adduced in this cause on the subject of the defence to the deeds, the defendants were nevertheless entitled to try the question of the validity of complainant's title at law. 
Bill for partition. On final hearing on pleadings and proof. 
Mr. John J. King and Mr. P. Woodruff", for complainants. 
Mr. Edward Q. Keasbey, for Newark Land Company and 
others. 
Mr. G. W. Hubbell, for Francis Sipp and others. 
THE CHANCELLOR. 
The complainants seek to set aside a partition of land in Hudson County, made in the orphans court of that county in 1862, and to partition the property in this court. The wife joins her husband as complainant only in view of her claim of inchoate right of dower in the property to which her husband claims title. The land was owned by Abraham Tuers, who died in 1850 intestate. At his death his heirs-at-law were his 
six children and two grandchildren, the children of a deceased daughter. In 1862, application was made to the orphans court by his son William for partition of the property. From the order appointing the commissioners, it would seem that, in his petition , the petitioner stated that his brother Abraham was dead, and had died intestate, and that among his heirs-at-law were two minors, Andrew and Eliza Tuers, two of his children. The property was found, capable of being partitioned without great prejudice to the interests of the owners, and was divided accordingly, and the partition confirmed. The persons to whom two of the shares were assigned in the partition, conveyed them to the Newark Land Company, and that company claims them, and also part of another of the shares conveyed to it in like manner. Abraham A. Tuers in 1854 left this state, leaving his wife and children here, and never returned to it. He went to California, and remained there up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1877. His son William having heard that he was in California, went there in 1874 and saw him there. William testifies that he neither saw nor heard from his father for twenty-two years after the latter left this state, and that the family had heard that he was dead. In March, 1871, Abraham A. Tuers executed a conveyance in California, in favor of Hoyt, for all his right, title and interest of, in and to all his property, real and personal, in New Jersey, and especially all his claims to the estate of his father and mother, or the estate of either of them. On the 1st of July, 1874, he executed a deed to Hoyt, by which, in consideration of $1,000, as expressed in the deed, he conveyed a tract of land of one hundred and ten acres, or thereabouts, in this state, described in the deed as being situated in Morris county, about six miles from Morristown, and about three miles from Rockaway, and the same land occupied and possessed by the grantor in person, and by his family, and at that time occupied by William Tuers, his son. The deed conveyed, also, all other pieces, parcels, tracts, lots or bodies of land or real estate in New Jersey which he owned, or of, in or to which he had any kind, nature or character of right, title, claim or interest, legal or equitable, whether the same had been acquired by purchase, bequest, devise, descent or otherwise, and also all the interest, right, title, claim and demand which he then had or might thereafter have or be entitled to as one of the children and heirs-at-Iaw of his father and mother


 In August, 1874, he executed another deed to Hoyt, which, after reciting that he had executed and delivered the deed, of July preceding, and that it contained no specific or accurate description of any real estate, but did contain general and comprehensive reference to the grantor's real estate in this state, and that he intended thereby to convey to Hoyt the land thereinafter more specifically described and bounded, conveyed to 
Hoyt, for a nominal consideration, the land set off in the partition as the share of his, the grantor's, heirs-at-law, and nothing more. William M.Tuers testifies that, when he went to California, he reached Sacramento City June 29th, 1874, and left there for home on the 4th of July following. He says that he told Hoyt and Hoyt's lawyer and his father, while he was there, that the partition had taken place. Hoyt alleges that the description of the share was inserted by mistake — that it was supposed to be the description of the whole of the land in Hudson county of which Abraham Tuers, his grantor's father, died seized. The answering defendants object to the bill as being multifarious, inasmuch as it seeks, as they insist, to rectify the alleged mistake in the last-mentioned deed, and also to set aside the partition in the orphans court, and obtain a new one. It is enough to say, on this point, that were the objection well founded, it would, in this case, come too late, since it was made for the first time at the final hearing. It is not well founded, however. The bill does not pray a reformation of the deed. But, without considering any of the other objections made by the answering defendants to a decree for partition, it is sufficient at this stage of the proceedings to say that the complainant's title, which is a legal one, is disputed; and it is an established rule of this court that where the title of the complainant in a partition suit is disputed , this court will not settle it on the hearing, but will compel the complainant to establish it at law first, and the bill will be retained until he shall have so established it. The land company, by its answer, expressly denies the validity of the deeds to Hoyt, and avers that the grantor therein was, when they were executed.

Excerpted from

CASES DECIDED IN 
THE COURT OF CHANCERY. 
THE PREROGATIVE COURT, 
AND, ON APPEAL, 
The Court of Errors and Appeals, 
OF THE 
STATE OF NEW JERSEY. 
JOHN H. STEWART. REPORTER. 
VOL. VIII. 
TRENTON, N. J.: 
THE W. S. SHARP PRINTING Co. 
1882. 
TUERS, Abraham A. (I530)
 
199 Accounts of the death date of Abraham A. Tuers vary, with summaries of the court case involving his estate placing “death” either in 1850 or 1854. In either event, he was deemed dead, and without a will, and the estate was divided by the court in 1862, with a value of about $150,000. It was an important enough case that it was subject of an article in the New York Times. Several accounts of the case are available, and we hold two accounts in file. It looks to this researcher, that his son, Abraham A. Tuers, Jr. took off to the California Gold Rush that began in 1849, and no intention of returning.

Abraham A. Tuers Cases in Chancery
Hoyt v Tuers

WILLIAM W. HOYT and wife v. WILLIAM TUERS et al.

Abraham Tuers died intestate in 1850, seized of lands in Hudson county, and leaving six children and two grandchildren, his heirs-at-law. One of the sons, Abraham A. Tuers, Jr, left New Jersey in 1854, leaving his wife and children here, and never returned. For twenty years his family neither saw him nor heard from him, but heard that he was dead. In 1874 they ascertained that he was living in California, and one of his sons, William, saw him there. He died in 1877. In 1862, under proceedings in the orphans court of Hudson county, the lands of Abraham Tuers were partitioned, the heirs-at-law of Hoyt v. Tuers. Abraham A. Tuers being made parties thereto. On an allegation of his death intestate, and by sundry means conveyances thereunder, the defendants claim parts of the premises. In 1871, Abraham A. Tuers executed a conveyance in California in favor of Hoyt, the complainant, of all his property, real and personal, in New Jersey; and in July, 1874, another, conveying, inter alia, all interest etc. as one of the children and heirs-at-law of his father and mother, or either of them; and in August, 1874, another, conveying, by specific 
metes and bounds, the lands set off to Abraham A. Tuers's heirs-at-law in the partition of 1862. On a bill for a partition, filed by Hoyt, in chancery, against the defendants as part owners of the premises, and also to set aside the partition of 1862, the defendants, by answer, set up that Abraham A. Tuers was, when he made the alleged conveyances to Hoyt, incompetent to make them, by reason of unsoundness of mind, and that they were obtained by fraud. — Held, that the complainant's title being denied, the suit would be stayed, to afford the complainant an opportunity to establish the title at law, and that although evidence was adduced in this cause on the subject of the defence to the deeds, the defendants were nevertheless entitled to try the question of the validity of complainant's title at law. 
Bill for partition. On final hearing on pleadings and proof. 
Mr. John J. King and Mr. P. Woodruff", for complainants. 
Mr. Edward Q. Keasbey, for Newark Land Company and 
others. 
Mr. G. W. Hubbell, for Francis Sipp and others. 
THE CHANCELLOR. 
The complainants seek to set aside a partition of land in Hudson County, made in the orphans court of that county in 1862, and to partition the property in this court. The wife joins her husband as complainant only in view of her claim of inchoate right of dower in the property to which her husband claims title. The land was owned by Abraham Tuers, who died in 1850 intestate. At his death his heirs-at-law were his 
six children and two grandchildren, the children of a deceased daughter. In 1862, application was made to the orphans court by his son William for partition of the property. From the order appointing the commissioners, it would seem that, in his petition , the petitioner stated that his brother Abraham was dead, and had died intestate, and that among his heirs-at-law were two minors, Andrew and Eliza Tuers, two of his children. The property was found, capable of being partitioned without great prejudice to the interests of the owners, and was divided accordingly, and the partition confirmed. The persons to whom two of the shares were assigned in the partition, conveyed them to the Newark Land Company, and that company claims them, and also part of another of the shares conveyed to it in like manner. Abraham A. Tuers in 1854 left this state, leaving his wife and children here, and never returned to it. He went to California, and remained there up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1877. His son William having heard that he was in California, went there in 1874 and saw him there. William testifies that he neither saw nor heard from his father for twenty-two years after the latter left this state, and that the family had heard that he was dead. In March, 1871, Abraham A. Tuers executed a conveyance in California, in favor of Hoyt, for all his right, title and interest of, in and to all his property, real and personal, in New Jersey, and especially all his claims to the estate of his father and mother, or the estate of either of them. On the 1st of July, 1874, he executed a deed to Hoyt, by which, in consideration of $1,000, as expressed in the deed, he conveyed a tract of land of one hundred and ten acres, or thereabouts, in this state, described in the deed as being situated in Morris county, about six miles from Morristown, and about three miles from Rockaway, and the same land occupied and possessed by the grantor in person, and by his family, and at that time occupied by William Tuers, his son. The deed conveyed, also, all other pieces, parcels, tracts, lots or bodies of land or real estate in New Jersey which he owned, or of, in or to which he had any kind, nature or character of right, title, claim or interest, legal or equitable, whether the same had been acquired by purchase, bequest, devise, descent or otherwise, and also all the interest, right, title, claim and demand which he then had or might thereafter have or be entitled to as one of the children and heirs-at-Iaw of his father and mother


 In August, 1874, he executed another deed to Hoyt, which, after reciting that he had executed and delivered the deed, of July preceding, and that it contained no specific or accurate description of any real estate, but did contain general and comprehensive reference to the grantor's real estate in this state, and that he intended thereby to convey to Hoyt the land thereinafter more specifically described and bounded, conveyed to 
Hoyt, for a nominal consideration, the land set off in the partition as the share of his, the grantor's, heirs-at-law, and nothing more. William M.Tuers testifies that, when he went to California, he reached Sacramento City June 29th, 1874, and left there for home on the 4th of July following. He says that he told Hoyt and Hoyt's lawyer and his father, while he was there, that the partition had taken place. Hoyt alleges that the description of the share was inserted by mistake — that it was supposed to be the description of the whole of the land in Hudson county of which Abraham Tuers, his grantor's father, died seized. The answering defendants object to the bill as being multifarious, inasmuch as it seeks, as they insist, to rectify the alleged mistake in the last-mentioned deed, and also to set aside the partition in the orphans court, and obtain a new one. It is enough to say, on this point, that were the objection well founded, it would, in this case, come too late, since it was made for the first time at the final hearing. It is not well founded, however. The bill does not pray a reformation of the deed. But, without considering any of the other objections made by the answering defendants to a decree for partition, it is sufficient at this stage of the proceedings to say that the complainant's title, which is a legal one, is disputed; and it is an established rule of this court that where the title of the complainant in a partition suit is disputed , this court will not settle it on the hearing, but will compel the complainant to establish it at law first, and the bill will be retained until he shall have so established it. The land company, by its answer, expressly denies the validity of the deeds to Hoyt, and avers that the grantor therein was, when they were executed.

Excerpted from

CASES DECIDED IN 
THE COURT OF CHANCERY. 
THE PREROGATIVE COURT, 
AND, ON APPEAL, 
The Court of Errors and Appeals, 
OF THE 
STATE OF NEW JERSEY. 
JOHN H. STEWART. REPORTER. 
VOL. VIII. 
TRENTON, N. J.: 
THE W. S. SHARP PRINTING Co. 
1882.««s435»» 
TUERS, Abraham A. (I530)
 
200 Additional family information is at the source URL http://www.muddock.com/Muddock-p/p58.htm#i823 MUDDOCK, Henry (I2745)
 

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