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Henry Axtell

Birth
Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death Dec 1754 (aged 39)
Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 115926955 · View Source
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Henry Axtell, born 24 June 1715 in Berkley, MA, died in 1754. He learned the Blacksmith trade, and in 1737 married Jemima Leonard of Taunton, MA. She was the daughter of Benjamin Leonard and Hannah Phillips. She was a girl of some years younger than himself. After the birth of the second child, Mr. Leonard resolved to migrate to the then wilderness of New Jersey. Henry determined to take his young family and accompany his father-in-law into the western wilds. They located in that part of Morris County, that was, nine years afterwards, organized into a township and named Mendham. They located about two miles southeast of where the village of Mendham now stands. This migration must have taken place in 1740 or 1741, and the township of Mendham was organized in 1749. This is the first movement of the Axtells toward the setting sun.

In the History of Morris County, He was spoken of as 'Henry the blacksmith'. He continued to work at his trade until 1754, when he died, aged 38 years, leaving a widow and six children. Jemina afterwards married a Mathew Lum, and had several children. She lived to a great age, more than 90, and died at the home of Mr. Japhet Byram, a mile north of the village of Mendham. "New Jersy Abstract of Will, Vol 3, p 68", 1754, Nov 26, Henry Axtell of Mendham, Morris County, will of---wife Jemima, Children Henry (under age), Phebe, Hannah, Jemima, Calvin, and Luther.

Real and personal property. Ex. Ebenezer Byram, John Carey, Isaac Babbit, and Thomas Briggs of Mendham. Proved 28 Jan 1755.
Witnesses: Caleb Baldwin, Isaac Babbitt.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Axtell (24 Jun 1715–Dec 1754), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115926955, citing Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Sue McDuffe:) (contributor 47122067) .