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DIVISION VII: HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ

 

This group of Corsons traces to Jacob Corson, who is known to have been in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey in the late 1700s, living near his wife's parents in Lebannon, Amwell Township.  Jacob married Mary Hoppock (1759-1828) prior to 1790 (probably ca. 1785).  Mary's parents attended the Dutch Reformed Church of Readington and apparently were of Dutch descent.  Mary and Jacob appear to have been part of the same faith.  DNA results indicate that Jacob did not descend in the direct male line from Divisions I, II, or IV.  Jacob and Mary had five children: Peter (1787-1826), John (1790-1848), Catherine, Anna (1798-1816) and Jacob (1801-1875).  Most of the family resided in northern New Jersey, although some members eventually moved to PA, NY, and CA.

Variant spellings: CORSON, COARSON

Coordinator:  Gale Corson (M139) galechap@aol.com

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Documents:

  • "The Corsons of Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey", Ch. XXIII from Three Hundred Years with the Corson Families in America, by Orville Corson, 1939, Vol. II, pp. 270-278. (PDF file, available to CCFHA members in the members-only section)

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