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  • Name Jeremiah BLOOMFIELD 
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    • (1) Jones, William, "Thomas Bloomfield of Woodbridge, N. J. and Some of His Descendants," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 68, No. 1 (January 1937), pp. 58, 64-65:

      JEREMIAH BLOOMFIELD . . . was born probably at Woodbridge about 1740. The writer has found no documentary evidence that he was a son of Benjamin Bloomfield . . . , but has arrived at this conclusion by a process of elimination of other families. Moreover, one of his descendants has in her possession a letter dated May 4, 1818, written by Gov. Joseph Bloomfield of New Jersey to Benjamin Bloomfield of Belmont County, Ohio (No. ii. below), in which he refers to the latter's father as Jeremiah Bloomfield, a cousin of his own father, Dr. Moses Bloomfield. Another Jeremiah Bloomfield . . . , also a cousin of Dr. Moses Bloomfield, died without issue in 1757. . . . This Jeremiah Bloomfield named two of his sons Benjamin and William, for his father and brother respectively if this conclusion is correct, and the names were repeated in succeeding generations, a fact that is usually significant.

      He probably left home at an early age, which would account for his not being mentioned in Benjamin Bloomfield's will of 1768, and is afterwards found in Burlington, N. J., where Gov. Joseph Bloomfield lived, and in Philadelphia. He married in Burlington, 28 June 1773, ELIZABETH COWAN of Burlington (Register of St. Mary's Church). His name appears in a muster roll of Philadelphia militia in the service of the United States dated 12 July 1777 (Penna. Archives, ser. 1, vol. p. 115), and in a return of troops called into actual service in that month it is shown that he had moved to Burlington (ib., p. 357). His name again appears in a tax list in Philadelphia in 1783, and it was here that his son William was born in 1791. No record of his death has been discovered and no will of his is on record either in New Jersey or in Philadelphia.

      Children:

      i. Sarah, b. in Burlington 30 Mar. and bap. 29 May 1774 (St. Mary's Church Register); probably the Sarah Bloomfield who m. in Philadelphia, 26 Apr. 1792, Omar Boden (Christ Church Register). She may have m. (2) a Mr. Wise of New York City, or there may have been another daughter who m. Mr. Wise (family record).

      ii. Benjamin, b. about 1777; d. between 1830 and 1840. He lived in Pease Township, Belmont County, Ohio. His widow, Catherine Bloomfield, born in New Jersey, was 71 years old in 1850, according to the U. S. census of that year. Six children.

      iii. Elizabeth, b. in New Jersey about 1788 (U. S. census), d. in Huntington, L. I., 18 June 1869; m. Zebulon Fleet of Huntington, b. about 1780, d. in June 1851. . . .

      iv. William b. in Philadelphia, 11 Mar. 1791; d. in New Orleans 20 Feb. 1873 (New Orleans Dep't of Health record); m. in New Orleans, Feb. 1824, Margaret Van Colmes, b. in Baltimore, 4 Apr. 1808, d. in New Orleans 10 May 1874 (family record). According to the records in the Adjutant General's Office in Washington, he was born in Philadelphia was a bookbinder by trade, and served in the War of 1812 as a sergeant in Capt. Oldham's Company, 7th U. S. Infantry. He enlisted 26 Jan. 1814 and was discharged 30 Apr. 1815 at Fort St. Philip, Louisiana, at the expiration of his term of service. He then settled in New Orleans and lived there the rest of his life.
    Person ID I21453  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Benjamin BLOOMFIELD,   b. Abt 1701, Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1772, Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Susannah FRENCH,   b. 11 Jun 1706, Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1746, Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
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