Squire Force

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ChartsAncestors of Adele La Force
Squire Force, son of Obadiah Force and Joanna Manning, was born about 1748.1 He died at Madison, Morris Co., New Jersey, 24 April 1829.1,2

Squire married Margaret Johnson, whose parents are not known (or are untraced), at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey, 6 March 1770.3,1,2

He was a private in the Morris Co., New Jersey militia in the Revolution.

In a 1778 list of New Jersey Ratables, he is shown as a householder with one horse, 2 horned cattle, and 3 hogs.

"16 Jun 1793, Squire Force, an interloper and intruder, took forcible possession of my lot of ground called the parsonage, at the meeting house." From Records of the Presbyterian Church at New Providence, New Jersey kept by the Rev. Jonathan Elder, 1763-1793.1,2,4


Margaret Johnson d. 7 Dec 1836
  • Moses Force1,2 b. bt 1773 - 1774, d. 30 Jan 1801 or 1823
  • Benjamin Force2,1 b. 1 Jul 1776, d. 14 Dec 1855
  • Squire Force2,1 b. bt 1777 - 1780
  • Polly Force1 b. abt. 1778
  • Ephraim Force1,2 b. abt. 1782
  • Sarah "Sally" Force2,1 b. 9 May 1785
  • David La Force1,2 b. 17 Apr 1786
  • William Force+1,2 b. 14 Sep 1792, d. 17 Jan 1860
  • Emeline Force1 b. say 1794


  1. [S282] "Force", 17 Jul 1989, Rosemary F. Lovell (Picayne, Mississippi). Research Report to Gregory Cooke (Vandenberg AFB, California), 44; copy in the Compiler's genealogy files West Jordan, Utah.
  2. [S283] "Force Manuscript Collection", 11 Mar 1980, Charles T. Galbraith (New York, New York). Research Report to Gregory Cooke (Vandenberg AFB, California); copy in the Compiler's genealogy files West Jordan, Utah.
  3. [S216] William Ogden Wheeler and Edmund D. Halsey, "Marriages Performed at Hanover, Morris County, N.J. During Pastorate of Rev. Jacob Green 1746 to 1790," 1893, reprint: The New Jersey Genesis 11 (Jan 1964): 457-460, at 458. Hereafter cited as Wheeler and Halsey, "Hanover Marriages."
  4. [S284] Kenn Stryker-Rodda, "New Jersey Rateables, 1778-80," Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 45 (Jan 1970) thru 54 (May/Sep 1979), at 14. Hereafter cited as New Jersey Rateables, "Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey."