68. Benjamin4 Rittenhouse (Benjamin William3, William2, William B1) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 16, 1774. Benjamin died August 18, 1860 in Maryland, at 86 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Roberson June 21, 1795. Elizabeth was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey January 18, 1778. Elizabeth was the daughter of John R Roberson and Lovina Thatcher. Elizabeth died May 23, 1859 in Maryland, at 81 years of age. They resided for a number of years near Locktown on a farm now occupied by Asher W. Carrell, removed from there to Bucks County, Pa., and from there to Cecil County, Maryland.

In the 1850 census Buckingham Twp, Bucks Co PA page 72, Benjamin (age 76) is recorded with Elizabeth (age 73) and Mary Jane (age 19).

Benjamin Rittenhouse and Elizabeth Roberson had the following children:

child 116 i. Anna Nancy5 Rittenhouse was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey September 20, 1795. Anna died March 11, 1858 Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 62 years of age. Death date is also recorded as September 11 1878. Need clarification. She married William Heath Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, June 24, 1820.

William was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 22, 1782. William(4448) was the son of Richard Heath and Catherine Rittenhouse. William died August 22, 1841 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 59 years of age. (See William Heath for the continuation of this line.)

child 117 ii. Lavina Rittenhouse(4449) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey July 15, 1798. Lavina died May 15, 1865 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 66 years of age. She married Jacob Heath in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, April 15, 1817. Jacob was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ May 19, 1789. Jacob was the son of Richard Heath and Catherine Rittenhouse. Jacob died January 27, 1875 in Baptistown, Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co. NJ, at 85 years of age. (See Jacob Heath for the continuation of this line.)

child 118 iii. Elizabeth Rittenhouse was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 24, 1801. Elizabeth died October 11, 1871 in Locktown, Delaware Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, at 70 years of age. She married William Lair in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, about 1819. William was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1785. William was the son of William Lair and Sarah Elizabeth Boss. William died 1865 at 80 years of age. (See William Lair for the continuation of this line.)

child 119 iv. Gertrude Rittenhouse was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey April 12, 1804. Gertrude died February 9, 1872 in Cecil Co, Maryland, at 67 years of age. She married Elijah H Roberson. Elijah was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ about 1810. Elijah was the son of William K Roberson and Mary Leigh. Elijah died December 29, 1889 in Rising Sun, Cecil Co, Maryland, at 79 years of age. (See Elijah H Roberson for the continuation of this line.)

child + 120 v. Jeremiah Rittenhouse was born May 25, 1806.

child 121 vi. Jane Rittenhouse was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey December 26, 1808. Jane died February 8, 1837 at 28 years of age. She married Elijah H Roberson. Elijah was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ about 1810. Elijah was the son of William K Roberson and Mary Leigh. Elijah died December 29, 1889 in Rising Sun, Cecil Co, Maryland, at 79 years of age. (See Elijah H Roberson for the continuation of this line.)

child 122 vii. Catharine Rittenhouse was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey May 25, 1811. She married Asher Clugston January 10, 1829. Asher was born in New Jersey 1801. Asher died September 26, 1865 in Indiana, at 64 years of age. (See Asher Clugston for the continuation of this line.) In the 1870 census Richland, Whitley, Indiana page 415, Catherine (age 59) is recorded living with James M and Ruth Anna Kerr.

child 123 viii. John Rittenhouse was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 10, 1813. John died young

child 124 ix. Mary Rittenhouse was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 21, 1815. She married Spencer Worthington January 1, 1834. Spencer was born Bucks Co, Pennsylvania about 1815. (See Spencer Worthington for the continuation of this line.)

child + 125 x. Azariah Rittenhouse was born February 5, 1818.

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