Sixth Generation

155. William Edward6 Opdyke (John Wesley5, David4, Daniel3, Richard2, Joshua1)(4029) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ December 1869.

He married Mary Jane Bonham in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, 1892. Mary was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey April 1870. Mary(4030) was the daughter of Alpheus Bonham and Sarah Elizabeth Carroll. In the 1900 census Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 168, Edward (age 30), is living with his wife Mary (age 30), and twin daughters Lena (age 4), and Lizzie (age 4). Also in the household are mother-in-law Sarah E Bonham (age 61, married 37y and has 2 children) and brother Frederick (age 9). They have been married for 8 years and have 2 children. Edward is a farmer and he owns the farm and has a mortgage. All births are recorded as New Jersey.

In the 1930 census Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 199, Edward (age 61), is living with his wife Mary (age 59), Margaret Mauer (age 19), William Tishenor (age 16), and Ealinor (age 15). Edward was first married at 23 and Mary at 21. Edward is noted as a general farmer.

William Edward Opdyke and Mary Jane Bonham had the following children:

child 186 i. Lena M7 Opdyke(4031) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey November 10, 1894. Lena died February 1976 Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 81 years of age. She married William F Hillpot Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co, NJ, December 25, 1912. William was born Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co, NJ July 27, 1888. William(4032) was the son of Reuben Burgstresser Hillpot and Mary Ann Rittenhouse. William died January 4, 1976 Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 87 years of age. (See William F Hillpot for the continuation of this line.)

child 187 ii. Lizzie Opdyke was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey November 10, 1894.

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