4. William2 Lair (William1) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1785. William died 1865 at 80 years of age.

He married twice. He married Charlotte Heath. Charlotte was born about 1785. He married Elizabeth Rittenhouse in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, about 1819. Elizabeth was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 24, 1801. Elizabeth was the daughter of Benjamin Rittenhouse and Elizabeth Roberson. Elizabeth died October 11, 1871 in Locktown, Delaware Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, at 70 years of age. In the 1850 census Deleware Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 126, William (age 65) is recorded with Elizabeth (age 49), Mahlon (age 24) a teacher, John (age 20), Elmyra (age 17), Sarah (age 14), Ruldah (age 12), Ann (age 9), Emley (age 6), and Elisha Rittenhouse (age 22). William is a farmer and all births are recorded as NJ. They are recorded right next door to Joseph Lair.

William Lair and Elizabeth Rittenhouse had the following children:

child 14 i. Benjamin R3 Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 27, 1820. He married twice. He married Abi F Meredith. Abi was born about 1820. He married Mary Jane Rittenhouse. Mary was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1831. Mary was the daughter of Jeremiah Rittenhouse and Anne Higgins.

child 15 ii. Ambrose B Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey October 25, 1821. Ambrose died September 12, 1863 in Cecil Co, Maryland, at 41 years of age.

child + 16 iii. William B Lair was born May 29, 1823.

child 17 iv. Mahlon R Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 15, 1825. Mahlon died 1886 in Maryland, at 60 years of age. He married Sarah M Mason in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, September 28, 1853. Sarah was born about 1825.

child 18 v. Lavina Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey June 9, 1827. She married Charles Baker. Charles was born Bucks Co, Pennsylvania about 1827.

child 19 vi. John Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey November 19, 1829. He married Lucinda Rittenhouse in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, October 31, 1855. Lucinda was born about 1829.

child 20 vii. Elmira Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 25, 1832. Elmira died December 14, 1885 at 53 years of age. She married Samuel Fauss. Samuel was born about 1832.

child 21 viii. Sarah C Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey July 31, 1835. She married Daniel R. Heath. Daniel was born about 1835. i0 They resided in Summer County, Kansas

child 22 ix. Huldah Wigg Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey December 13, 1837. She married Wilson R Thatcher in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, December 30, 1858. Wilson was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey July 1835. Wilson was the son of Mahlon Nelson Thatcher and Catherine Rittenhouse. (See Wilson R Thatcher for the continuation of this line.)

child 23 x. Ann E Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey May 31, 1841. Ann died 1882 Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 41 years of age. She married John Roberson West in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, about 1861. John was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey October 6, 1834. John was the son of William West and Lavinia Roberson. John died February 18, 1894 Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 59 years of age.

child 24 xi. Emily Lair was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey June 16, 1844. Emily died 1894 in Locktown, Delaware Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, at 50 years of age. She married David Bodine in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, about 1869. David was born in New Jersey 1841. (See David Bodine for the continuation of this line.)

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