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RUE, John

RUE, John[1]

Male 1679 - Bef 1775  (< 96 years)

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  • Name RUE, John 
    Born 1679  Staten Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 6 Mar 1775  Matchaponex, Middlesex Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From Albert Stokes "The Rue Family":

      John Rue (Matthew) was, according to the records of Rev. Elisha Boudinot Stockton (*), born in 1679. The source of Stockton's information is not stated, but since this John Rue received a grant of land near the falls of the Delaware on Nov. 17, 1699 (NJD, Book B, p. 719), he may well have been born before 1679. In the Staten Island census, believed to have been taken about 1706, his age is given as forty-three. The same census gives Matthew Rue, age 25; Matthew Rue, age 20; and a boy Matthew. John's wife Petrnell is listed but no age is given. The Stockton records give her birth year as 1686 without revealing the source.

      John Rue was a freeholder on Staten Island in 1702 and a constable in 1707. In a deed for a lot in Perth Amboy, dated 1716, he is called a cordwainer of Richmond County, NY (NJD). This lot was sold in 1732 to Matthew and James Rue of the Province of Pennsylvania. There is strong possibility that these are brothers of John.

      In his will, dated Jan 6, 1756, and proved Mar 6, 1775 (NJW)(**), he refers to himself as a yeoman of Matchaponex, Middlesex County, in the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey. His wife Peternell is mentioned and provided for but she is not further identified, a task which has stumped the experts for several generations. Besides sons Matthew, William, John, and Joseph, grandchildren Joseph, William, John, sons of son Matthew deceased are specifically mentioned and bequeathed land at Manalapan. These in addition to other four sons of son Matthew are to support Margaret Rue, the wife of son Matthew. No daughters are mentioned and there is no indication that there were any. There is no inventory, which may indicate that John had been dead some years before probate.

      Children of John and Peternell Rue as listed in will (order uncertain; dates of birth not found):

      Matthew
      William
      John
      Joseph

      (*) New Jersey Historical Society
      (**) Abstracted erroneously in the "New Jersey Archives" under the name James Rue
    Person ID I2324  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 

    Father RUE, Matthew,   d. Bef 30 Oct 1722 
    Mother ? 
    Family ID F881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ?, Peternell 
    Children 
     1. RUE, Matthew,   b. 1706, Shrewsbury, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1755, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. RUE, William,   b. Abt 1707,   d. 4 Oct 1761  (Age ~ 54 years)
     3. RUE, John,   b. Abt 1709,   d. Abt 1795  (Age ~ 86 years)
     4. RUE, Joseph,   b. Abt 1711,   d. Abt Jun 1795  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1679 - Staten Island, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 6 Mar 1775 - Matchaponex, Middlesex Co, NJ Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S224] The Rue Family, Albert L Stokes, (1970, The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol 45, No. 3, #171), John Rue (Matthew) was, according to the records of Rev. Elisha Boudinot Stockton (*), born in 1679. The source of Stockton's information is not stated, but since this John Rue received a grant of land near the falls of the Delaware on Nov. 17, 1699 (NJD, Book B, p. 719), he may well have been born before 1679. In the Staten Island census, believed to have been taken about 1706, his age is given as forty-three. The same census gives Matthew Rue, age 25; Matthew Rue, age 20; an.

    2. [S224] The Rue Family, Albert L Stokes, (1970, The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol 45, No. 3, #171), In his will, dated Jan 6, 1756, and proved Mar 6, 1775 (NJW)(**), he refers to himself as a yeoman of Matchaponex, Middlesex County, in the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey. His wife Peternell is mentioned and provided for but she is not further identified, a task which has stumped the experts for several generations.




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