John Painter, junior, eldest son of Quakers Hannah (née Braddock) and John Painter, senior, was born 5 March 1736, in Haddonfield, Province of New Jersey. Haddonfield was then a Quaker community.
John Painter, junior, and Susannah Stratton were married in November 1759 in Haddonfield, and on 10 December 1759 the couple were admitted into membership in Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.* The couple soon afterwards moved to Frederick County, Colony of Virginia, and there on 4 January 1760 were received into membership of the Hopewell Monthly Meeting.† The couple's nine children were born in Frederick County.
Dates of birth for John and Susannah Painter and their children from Crooked Run Monthly Meeting, Births and Burials, 1785, p. 13.
* "John Painter Son of John Painter & Susanah Strat
ton Daughter of David Stratten appeared & declared
their intentions of marriage with each other Therefore
Thomas Wilkins & James Cattel are app't to make ye
usual Enquiery and report to the next meeting ye young
man produced his parents consent in writing her parents
being present Consented." Minutes, Haddonfield Monthly Meeting
Camden, New Jersey, p. 414.
† At a 4 January 1760 meeting of the Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Frederick County, "John Painer juner produced a Certificate for him self & wife from Hatenfield Monthly Meeting in West New Jersey which being Read here was received." (Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1759-76, p. 26.)
John Painter, junior, and Susannah Stratton were half second cousins; Timothy Hancock (1653 - c. 1713) was a great-grandfather to both.
The will of John Painter, junior, (dated 22 Jul 1799, proved 6 Apr 1801) identifies as heirs his "wife Susannah Painter," and "my eight children." The six children named in the will are: David, Jacob, Mary, John, Robert, and Susannah. (Robert and Susannah were then unmarried.) Not named in the will are daughters Sarah (who married Jesse Holloway in 1780) and Phebe (who married Isaiah Oglesbee in 1785). A ninth child, daughter Elizabeth (who married Robert Faulkner in 1784), predeceased her father. (Executors were wife Susannah, and sons Jacob and John. Witnesses were nephews Abraham and Isaac Painter, and a niece's husband Benjamin Remy.)
Great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of submitter.
Reviewed 8 October 2020.
Susannah Stratton Painter
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