71. John Bellis4 Opdyke (Amos3, Luther2, Joshua1) was born October 4, 1812. John died 1888 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 75 years of age. Buried at Everittstown United Methodist Churchyard Alexandria Township Hunterdon Co New Jersey

He married three times. He married Nancy E Roberson in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, June 25, 1831. Nancy was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 12, 1814. Nancy was the daughter of Thomas Roberson and Lucy West. Nancy died April 22, 1843 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 28 years of age. Buried at Everittstown United Methodist Churchyard Alexandria Township Hunterdon Co New Jersey

He married Rachel Ann Eicke in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, October 26, 1843. Rachel was born October 14, 1820. Rachel was the daughter of Tunis Eicke. Rachel died March 14, 1846 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 25 years of age. Buried at Everittstown United Methodist Churchyard Alexandria Township Hunterdon Co New Jersey

He married Mary Case in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, October 16, 1847. Mary was born in New Jersey February 24, 1824. Mary was the daughter of John E Case and Elizabeth Hoffman. Mary died June 30, 1902 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 78 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ

In the 1850 census Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 158, John (age 37) is recorded with Mary (age 27), Samuel (age 18), Hiram (age 15), Thomas (age 13), Mary (age 11), Amos (age 8). Rachel (age 4), and Jeremiah (age 1). John is a farmer and all births are NJ.

In the 1860 census Frenchtown Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 782, John (age 47) is recorded with Mary (age 35), Samuel (age 27), Hiram (age 26), Thomas (age 23), Mary (age 21), Amos (age 19). Rachel (age 14), Jeremiah (age 11), Stanford (age 8), and Celia (age 8m). John is a farmer and all births are NJ.

In the 1870 census Frenchtown Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 3, John (age 57) is recorded with Mary (age 45), Amos (age 29), Jeremiah (age 21), Stanford (age 18), and Celia (age 10). John is a farmer and all births are NJ.

In the 1880 census Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 203, John (age 67) is recorded with Mary (age 51), Amos (age 39), Mary (age 41), and Celia (age 20). John is a farmer and all births are NJ. Recorded next door is Stanford.

John Bellis Opdyke and Nancy E Roberson had the following children:

child 136 i. Samuel5 Opdyke was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ June 17, 1832. He married Mary A Queen March 27, 1860. Mary was born about 1832.

child 137 ii. Hiram Dalrymple Opdyke was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ January 21, 1835. He married Sarah A Newman February 2, 1864. Sarah was born about 1835.

child 138 iii. Thomas Roberson Opdyke was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ November 21, 1836. Thomas died 1899 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 62 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ He married Mary Sharp January 2, 1863.

Mary was born 1837. Mary died 1886 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 49 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ

child 139 iv. Mary Elizabeth Opdyke was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ November 17, 1838.

child 140 v. Amos O Opdyke was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ April 29, 1841. Amos died 1911 at 70 years of age. Buried at Everittstown United Methodist Churchyard Alexandria Township Hunterdon Co New Jersey

John Bellis Opdyke and Rachel Ann Eicke had the following child:

child 141 vi. Rachel Ann Opdyke was born February 28, 1846.

John Bellis Opdyke and Mary Case had the following children:

child + 142 vii. Jeremiah W Opdyke was born December 9, 1848.

child + 143 viii. Stanford Opdyke was born March 12, 1852.

child 144 ix. Celia Opdyke was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 9, 1895.

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