3. Philip3 Ringo Go Page (Albertus Philipszen2, Philip Jansen1) was born in New York City, New York November 2, 1682. Philip died May 10, 1757 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 74 years of age.
He married twice. He married Janet Jane Cook in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, May 15, 1721. Janet was born in Emden, Germany June 13, 1701. Janet died December 20, 1750 in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 49 years of age. He married Cathrina unknown about 1741. Philip was one of the early settlers in the Amwell area. He was the tavern owner of Ringoe's Tavern. Philip is recorded in the History of East Amwell on page 30. A Philip and a Cornelius are included in the Colonial enumeration of Hunterdon Co, town of Maidenhead in 1741. Philip was appointed to be Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Hunterdon County in March 1749.
Philip Ringo and Janet Jane Cook had the following children:
4 i. Albertus4 Ringo was born in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 8, 1722. Albertus died August 21, 1800 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 77 years of age. Burried at New Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mt.Airy, NJ He married twice.
He married Catherine Godown in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, September 19, 1745. Catherine was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1724. Catherine was the daughter of Jacob Godown. Catherine died May 17, 1777 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 52 years of age. Burried at New Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mt.Airy, NJ The connection of Catherine to Jacob is purely speculation. The dates correspond to Evans also shown here as a brother. Catherine is buried at Mt. Airy Presbyterian churchyard halfway between Ringoes and Lambertville on the south side of the old road. A picture of the gravestone is published in the History of East Amwell on page 30 and was published by the Hunterdon County Historical Society in 1976. She was termed a spinster in the marriage license application. There is some discrepency on whether her name is spelled with a "K" or a "C". I have used "C" in this research since the gravestone picture has a "C". There may have been some confusion with Evans daughter Katherine. Reference: Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey Marriage Licenses. The Marriage Ceremony Females. G Divorces By the Court of Chancery. page 165 Godown, Katharine, Amwell, and Albartus Ringo 1745 Sept. 19
He married Mary Rittenhouse in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, 1778. Mary was born in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, NJ about 1729. Mary died 1819 Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 90 years of age. Later in 1779 when his brother, John, who ran the tavern died, Albartes was busy in trying to help with the unexpected problems of Ringo's Tavern caused by his death. Probably only after these had been taken over by a new Tavernkeeper and the widow's new husband, did Albartes take another wife. She was Mrs. Mary Rittenhouse, widow of Moses Rittenhouse of Kingswood Township, whose husband had died in 1774. She had four daughters and a son by her first marriage.
The Tax List of Amwell for the year 1790 shows him with his second wife and those of his stepdaughters, who had not yet married, living on their 139 acre farm in West Amwell, and as having three horses, three cows and one dog.
Mary Rittenhouse Ringo continued to live in Jersey and in 1818 is listed as a member of the Sandy Ridge Baptist Church. She died the next year leaving an estate of $690.23, which was to be divided amongst her four daughters, Catherine Hall, Mary Foster, Sarah King and Hannah Derumple, and the children of Patience Rhea. It is doubtful that she is buried at the Mt. Airy Graveyard, where her second husband, Albartes Ringo, lies. (http://www.ringofamilyhistory.com)
Will of Mary Ringo. nee UNKOWN m1 Moses Rittenhouse m2 Albartes/Alburtus Ringo
1819, Oct. 2, Mary Ringo of Amwell Twsp, will of. Four daughters each to receive 1/5, to wit, Catherine Hall (widow of Joseph Hall), Sarah King (wife of Jeremiah King), Mary Foster (wife of Jeremiah Foster) and Hannah Derumple (wife of John Derumple), The reamining 1/5 to the children of Patience Rea, dec'd wife of Isaac Rea. The whole of my estate to divided thusly. Executor: friend, John A. King. Witnesses: John Ent, Daniel Rockafellar and Thomas Ent. Proved 27 Oct. 1819 (3/241)
Albertus (or Albartes as he seems to have spelled it) is part of the family that the current town of Ringoes is named after. He moved with his his parents in the early 1730's to the Crossroads (center of Ringo today) in Amwell Township. Albertus had an occupation as a tailor. IGI has his first name spelled as Albertus. The IGI also has the marriage date to Catherine as Sep 29, 1745.
Another date discrepency is found:
In First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodsridge Olde East New Jersey part 5 we read this: Peter, who died 1730, and Cornelius Ringo, who was a member of the Common Council of Trenton in 1746, and died 1768, at Maidenhead, New Jersey.
The chart shows 5 sons of the first Philip Ringo, viz: (1) Albertes Ringo, b. 1722, m.  Kathleine Godown, Dec. 29, 1799, m.  widow Mary Rittenhouse; (2) Henry Ringo, 1724-1803, m. 1751, Margaret Major, 1732-1795, settled in Montgomery Co., Ky., in 1795; (3) Peter Ringo, 1730-1750; (4) John Ringo, 1736-1779, m. Martha; (5) Cornelius Ringo, b. 1739.
+ 5 ii. Henry Ringo was born December 14, 1724.
6 iii. Peter Ringo was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey January 3, 1730. Peter died December 22, 1750 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 20 years of age.
7 iv. John Ringo was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 18, 1736. John died April 12, 1779 Ringoes, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 43 years of age. John became the ower of Ringoes Tavern upon his fathers death. It was at this Tavern that John helb meetings being a member of the Sons of Liberty. For more information please see the ringoes web site.
8 v. Cornelius Ringo was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey April 28, 1739. Cornelius died 1815 Nelson, KY, at 76 years of age. He married Margaret Switcher in New York City, New York, November 3, 1758. Margaret was born about 1739. Margaret died 1815 Nelson, KY, at 76 years of age.
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