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Phebe Johnson

Female 1774 - 1854  (80 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Phebe Johnson was born in 1774 in Loudoun County, Virginia (daughter of Benjamin Johnson and Jannetje Swart); died on 28 Mar 1854 in Fultonham, Muskingum, Ohio; was buried in Uniontown Cemetery, Fultonham, Muskingum, Ohio.

    Phebe married Henry Roberts about 1795 in Loudoun County, Virginia. Henry (son of John Roberts) was born in Feb 1774 in Aldie, Loudoun, Virginia; died on 15 Feb 1851 in Fultonham, Muskingum, Ohio; was buried in Uniontown Cemetery, Fultonham, Muskingum, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. John Roberts was born on 18 Dec 1789 in Virginia; died on 30 May 1860; was buried in Jacob Cherry Cemetery, Muskingum County, Ohio.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Benjamin Johnson was born about 1724 in near Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (son of John Johnson and Mary Rittenhouse); died before 12 Sep 1785 in Loudoun County, Virginia.

    Benjamin married Jannetje Swart between 1762 and 1769. Jannetje (daughter of Jacobus Swart and Jannetje Lane) was born about 1736 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; died before 14 Mar 1816 in Loudoun County, Virginia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Jannetje Swart was born about 1736 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey (daughter of Jacobus Swart and Jannetje Lane); died before 14 Mar 1816 in Loudoun County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: near Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Alternate death: Aft 1822

    Notes:

    Also called Jane Swart.

    Children:
    1. 1. Phebe Johnson was born in 1774 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died on 28 Mar 1854 in Fultonham, Muskingum, Ohio; was buried in Uniontown Cemetery, Fultonham, Muskingum, Ohio.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Johnson (son of Klas Jansen and Catherine Cunrad).

    Notes:

    Also called Jan Jansen.

    John married Mary Rittenhouse. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Rittenhouse (daughter of Nicholas Rittenhouse and Wilhelmina Pietre de Wees).
    Children:
    1. 2. Benjamin Johnson was born about 1724 in near Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died before 12 Sep 1785 in Loudoun County, Virginia.

  3. 6.  Jacobus Swart was born about 1695 in New Utrecht, Kings, New York (son of Johannes Swart and Femmetje); died between 1 Sep 1760 and 29 Sep 1760 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

    Notes:

    Also called Cobes. He is listed with his father on the roster of Kings County militia in 1715. He appears in New Jersey records as early as 26 Apr 1719.

    Jacobus married Jannetje Lane before 1722. Jannetje (daughter of Gysbrecht Thyssen Lanen and Jannetje Ariens) died before 17 Dec 1767. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Jannetje Lane (daughter of Gysbrecht Thyssen Lanen and Jannetje Ariens); died before 17 Dec 1767.
    Children:
    1. 3. Jannetje Swart was born about 1736 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; died before 14 Mar 1816 in Loudoun County, Virginia.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Klas Jansen

    Notes:

    He came to America in 1685, a Mennonite preacher; settled first in Germantown, naturalized in 1691, and removed to Skippack in 1702.

    Klas married Catherine Cunrad. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Catherine Cunrad (daughter of Peter Cunrad).
    Children:
    1. 4. John Johnson

  3. 10.  Nicholas Rittenhouse was born on 15 Jun 1666 (son of Willem Rittenhouse); died between 24 May 1734 and 4 Jun 1734 in Roxborough Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1730

    Notes:

    Also called Klaus, Claus; also called Rittenhausen, Ruttinghuysen, Rittinghausen. That Nicholas Rittenhouse and Claus Rittenhouse were the same individual is established by a deed of his father that refers to "his son, Nicholas, by the name of Claus Rittenhouse". "Claus" was a common shortening of "Nicholas."

    Nicholas Rittenhouse (1666-1734) = Wilhelmina Dewees (d. 1737)
    Matthias Rittenhouse (1702-1779) = Elizabeth Williams (1705-1792)
    David Rittenhouse (1732-1796) -- American astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, inventor, and first director of the United States Mint. Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia is named for him. Benjamin Franklin bequeathed him a telescope in his will. 1st cousin 6 times removed to JMF.

    From A Genea-Biographical History of the Rittenhouse Family (citation details below):

    It is presumed that he was married in New York before he came to Germantown. He succeeded his father, Willem, in the business of paper making, and was the sole owner of the mill after his father. He was the grandfather of our philosopher, David. He was also a member of the Mennonite Church at Germantown, and after the death of his father, Willem, he was elected a minister in his father's place in said church, ordained presumably by Jacob Godshall, who came over in 1702, in which capacity he served faith fully till his death in 1734. In 1727 he signed the proceedings of the first Mennonite Conference in America.

    An old historian has the following:--

    "The Rittenhouses settled on the eastern bank of the Wissahickon, adjoining the southwest side of Germantown, where they erected on a small stream which empties into the Wissahickon, about a mile above the Schuylkill, the first paper mill in British America. The name of the chief proprietor of this mill was Wilhelm Rittenhouse, then spelled Ruttinghuysen or Rittinghausen. He had two sons, Claus (or more properly, according to the German, Klaus), or Nicholas, who succeeded him at this paper mill, and Garret, or Gerhard, who lived in Germantown on Cresheim Creek, and there had a grist or flour mill. The Rittenhouses from that day to the present have continuously occupied mill seats on the Wissahickon Creek. The American astronomer, David Rittenhouse, LL.D., was born in Roxborough, near the site of the first paper mill."

    Nicholas married Wilhelmina Pietre de Wees on 29 May 1689 in New York, New York. Wilhelmina (daughter of Garrett Hendricks de Wees and Zytian) was born on 13 Mar 1673 in Lieuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands; died after 6 Mar 1737. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Wilhelmina Pietre de Wees was born on 13 Mar 1673 in Lieuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands (daughter of Garrett Hendricks de Wees and Zytian); died after 6 Mar 1737.

    Notes:

    She was a sister of William Dewees.

    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Rittenhouse

  5. 12.  Johannes Swart was born about 1651; died before 21 Feb 1745 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    Possibly a son of Jacob Hellekers alias Swart.

    Johannes married Femmetje. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Femmetje
    Children:
    1. 6. Jacobus Swart was born about 1695 in New Utrecht, Kings, New York; died between 1 Sep 1760 and 29 Sep 1760 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  7. 14.  Gysbrecht Thyssen Lanen (son of Matthys Janse Lanen); died between 7 Nov 1720 and 17 May 1727 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    Sometimes before 1709 this family moved to Middletown, New Jersey.

    Gysbrecht married Jannetje Ariens. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Jannetje Ariens

    Notes:

    Also called Jannetje Adriaens.

    Children:
    1. 7. Jannetje Lane died before 17 Dec 1767.