Moses Rittenhouse, Sr

Death 6 Sep 1774 (aged 45–46)
Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 135934420 · View Source
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His father William Rittenhouse was one of the Philadephia Rittenhouses. He moved from PA to NJ.

His wife Mary, birth name reportedly but not proven to have been Nye, is not buried here. After his death, she remarried Albertus Ringo about 1778. She may have been buried at the Second (New) Presbyterian in Mount Airy where her second husband is, or, more likely, at the Sandy Ridge Baptism Church Cemetery in Stockton, where she was a founding member late in life, as was her daughter Hannah. She left a will leaving her property to new four living daughters and the children of the fifth. She did not leave anything to the children of her son who seems to have been well provided for by step-father Albertus Ringo's will.

Children were:

Moses Rittenhouse 1758 - 1806
Catherine Hall 1760 - aft 1819
Sarah King 1761 - 1849
Mary Foster 1763 - 1849
Patience Rhea 1765 - 1817
Hannah Dalrymple 1767 - 1838

Linton Love in his exhaustive "Our Rittenhouse Family" made the error of collapsing Moses Sr. and Moses Jr. into one person.

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  • Created by: Linda Lyons
  • Added: 15 Sep 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 135934420
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Rittenhouse, Sr (1728–6 Sep 1774), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135934420, citing Prallsville Cemetery, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Linda Lyons (contributor 47510021) .