New Jersey, USA
Husband of Sarah BLAKER (1764-1834)
2nd Lt. Nathaniel TEMPLE was born 1747 in Ewing (then Trenton Twp), Mercer (then Hunterdon), NJ, the son of Return TEMPLE (1719-1795) and Sarah HIBBS (1733-after 1801).
During the Revolutionary War, Nathaniel served from Jun 1776 - May 1777 along with brother John TEMPLE as privates in Captain John HUNT's Company, Col. Isaac SMITH's 1st Regiment, Hunterdon County Militia. NJ, which had been raised in Hopewell Twp.
Reporting suggests that Private Nathaniel TEMPLE fought along with brother John TEMPLE and uncle Benjamin TEMPLE at the first Battle of Trenton, 26 Dec 1776, and then again at the second battle at Trenton Bridge (Assunpink Creek) on 2 Jan 1777. All information is very vague and it is not clear whether they actually fought in these battles, or simply played unspecified supporting roles. This information has not yet been confirmed.
Nathaniel TEMPLE was then elected as a Second Lieutenant and served from 10 May 1777 - 30 Sep 1777 in Capt John MOTT's Company, Col. Joseph PHILIPS' 1st Regt, Hunterdon County Militia, NJ, which hand been raised in Trenton Twp.
Nathaniel married Sara BLAKER (1764-1834) in about 1785, perhaps in Doylestown, Bucks, PA. At least 5 children were born to this union, to include Return, 23 Sep 1787; Sarah, circa 1790; Benjamin, 1796; John Justin, 1803; and Hannah TEMPLE, 07 Aug 1807. The first three children were born in Virginia, and the last two children were born in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
In about 1791, Nathaniel moved his family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania to Virginia, perhaps first spending time in Orange County before finally settling near Waterford in the northwestern section of Loudoun County. In about 1801, the family again moved, this time settling in Greene County, Pennsylvania, first settling in Cumberland Twp, and then finally on what became know as Temple Ridge in Whitely Twp.
Nathaniel TEMPLE was a member of the Quaker faith for most of his adult life, being a member of the Fairfax Monthly Meeting while living in Loudoun County, Virginia, and later playing a leading role in establishing the Muddy Creek Indulged Meeting in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
- - - Research by Craig H. Trout
Sarah Blaker Temple (1764 - 1834)
Return Temple (1787 - 1868)*
Benjamin Temple (1796 - 1871)*
John Justin Temple (1803 - 1831)*
Note: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Ancestor #A113414
Created by: Craig H. Trout
Record added: Nov 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44601074
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