John Reeder

"John Reeder (1), the earliest American ancestor of the families of that name residing in Ewing township, and vicinity, was of English origin, having emigrated from that country before the year 1656, to Newtown, L.I.  His name is found in that year, on the list of residents of that town who purchased the title to their lands of the Indians, having failed to obtain it by patent from the Dutch governor, Stuyvesant. His son, John (2), came to Ewing in the early part of the eighteenth century, and married Hannah, daughter of Jeremiah Burroughs, also one of the first settlers of the township, and by her had a son, Isaac (3), whose name is signed to an agreement August 26th, 1703, and also Joseph Reeder's."-- Rev. Cooley

John Reeder who married Joanna Burroughs and Isaac Reeder who married Sarah Hunt were half-siblings. Their father John Reeder had two wives - by the 1st (Hannah) he had John (m Joanna Burroughs), Joseph & Elizabeth (m Thomas Stevenson); by the 2nd (Margaret) he had Jacob(m Martha Furman), Jeremiah (m Elizabeth Wattels  Simpson) & Isaac (m Sarah Hunt).

The Reeder Farm "Rose Hill"

in Birmingham (now West Trenton) is now known as Jones Farm and is operated as a dairy facility and minimum security state correctional institution.

Like many of the settlers of Ewing, the Reeders hailed from Newtown, Long Island. Early in the 18th century they followed the old Indian trails down from New York State to the township now known as Ewing.


"The original deed for the Reeder Plantation at Ewing, which is called 'Rose Hill,' bearing date of May 24, 1707, was given by Daniel Cox, Jun. 'late of London' to Zebulon Heston, who in turn conveyed the same property by deed bearing date of Oct 20, 1710, to 'John Reeder of Newtown, Long Island, and Isaac Reeder, son of said John Reeder.' "-- Moses Bigelow, The Scudder Family of Trenton, p 23 (1948)
 

From Genealogy and Personal Memories of Mercer County, New Jersey; Francis B. Lee, Page 604:
”John Reeder, the earliest known ancestor of this branch of the Reeder family, was born in England, came to Massachusetts in 1636, was in Connecticut, 1643-50, and settled at Newtown, Long Island about 1652.”
Joanna Reeder & her siblings:
Joanna Reeder, born 1669 in Newtown, Long Island, New York; married William Green 1692 in Long Island, New York/Trenton, New Jersey.

· Hannah Reeder, born 1671 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York; died
February 12, 1733/34 in Trenton Twp., New Jersey; married Richard Betts
Scudder 1691 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York.
Hannah and Richard's daughter Deborah, married John Hart, the Signer, son of
Capt. Edward Hart.

· John Reeder, born about 1673 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York;
married Hannah Burroughs about 1698.

· Jeremiah Reeder, born about 1675 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York.

· Joseph Reeder, born about 1677 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York.

(1). John Reeder, born December 27, 1613 in Stradishall, Suffolk, England; died March 9, 1659/60 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York. He was the son of (2). John Reeder. He married (3). Margaret Thorpe 1635 in New Haven, Connecticut.  (3). Margaret Thorpe, born 1616 in England; died 1675 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York.
      
Children of John Reeder and Margaret Thorpe are:
John Jacob Reeder, born 1645 in Stratford, Connecticut; died May 9, 1694 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York; married Joanna Burroughs February 10, 1664/65 in New Jersey.

· Elizabeth Reeder, born about 1647 in Connecticut.

· Joseph Reeder, born 1647 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

· Jacob Reeder, born about 1649 in New York; died 1694.

· Jeremiah Reeder, born about 1651.

· Isaac Reeder, born about 1653 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York.


       (4). John Burroughs, born about 1617 in England; died August 1678 in Newtown, Long Island, New York. He was the son Jeremiah Burroughs. He married (5). Joanna Jessup about 1640.

       (5). Joanna Jessup, born about 1617; died 1679 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York. She was the daughter of John Jessup and Joanna Kerrich.
      
Children of John Burroughs and Joanna Jessup are:
Joanna Burroughs, born about 1643; died May 9, 1694 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York; married John Jacob Reeder February 10, 1664/65 in New Jersey.

· Jeremiah Burroughs, born 1651 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York; died
1698; married Martha Furman.
· Joseph Burroughs, born about 1653 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York;
died February 16, 1737/38.

· Mary Burroughs, born about 1655 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York;
married John Tuttle May 29, 1689 in New London, Conn.

      
Child of John Burroughs and Elizabeth Jessup is:
John Burroughs, born 1665; died 1699; married Margaret Woodward about 1690 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York.


(2). John Reeder, born 1580.
      
Child of John Reeder is:
John Reeder, born December 27, 1613 in Stradishall, Suffolk, England; died March 9, 1659/60 in Newtown, Queens Co., New York; married Margaret Thorpe 1635 in New Haven, Connecticut.


Jeremiah Burroughs, born about 1599; died November 14, 1646 in England.
      
Child of Jeremiah Burroughs is:

John Burroughs, born about 1617 in England; died August 1678 in Newtown, Long Island, New York; married (1) Joanna Jessup about 1640.