Second Generation

2. Richard2 Opdyke (Joshua1)(3934) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1740. Richard died 1825 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 85 years of age.

He married twice. He married Grace Thatcher Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, about 1766. Grace was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1740. Grace(3935) was the daughter of Jeremiah Thatcher and Ann Nancy Taylor. Grace died about 1800 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ. He married Diana Bonham Sutton Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, December 2, 1802. Diana was born about 1740. Diana died 1810 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 70 years of age. Richard and Grace are recorded in the Ancesry Work Tree as having 12 children. Benjamin being the youngest. Richard was Justice of the Peace for Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Richard Opdyke and Grace Thatcher had the following children:

child + 10 i. Daniel3 Opdyke was born 1767.

child 11 ii. Jonathan Opdyke(3936) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1769. Jonathan died 1831 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 62 years of age.

child 12 iii. Samuel Opdyke(3937) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1771. Samuel died 1838 in New Jersey, at 67 years of age.

child 13 iv. Elisha Opdyke(3938) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1773. Elisha died 1851 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 78 years of age. In the 1850 census Kingwood Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page , Elisha (age 76) is living in the poor house.

child + 14 v. Elijah Opdyke was born 1776.

child + 15 vi. Richard Opdyke was born 1778.

child 16 vii. Joshua Opdyke(3939) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1780. Joshua died 1854 Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 74 years of age. Burried in Rosemont Cemetery, Hunterdon Co, NJ Married Mary Wolverton Aug 4, 1804 and had 4 children

Married Catherine Mettler in 1818 and had 2 children

child + 17 viii. Jeremiah Opdyke was born 1782.

child 18 ix. Nancy Opdyke(3940) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1784. Nancy died 1869 Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, at 85 years of age. Buried in Milford Cemetery, Hunterdon Co, NJ Married Joshua B Calvin Feb 11, 1802 and had 13 children

child 19 x. Frances Opdyke(3941) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1786. Married Robert Welch and had 5 children

child 20 xi. Rebecca Opdyke(3942) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1792. Rebecca is deceased. Buried in Rosemont Cemetery in Hunterdon Co, NY Married Lewis Emmons in 1811 and had 3 children

child + 21 xii. Benjamin Opdyke was born 1795.

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