William Force

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William Force, son of Squire Force and Margaret Johnson, was born at Madison, Morris Co., New Jersey, 14 September 1792.1,2,3,4 He died at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, 17 January 1860,1 and was buried at Hillside Cemetery, Madison, Morris Co., New Jersey.1,5

William married Aletta Carter, daughter of Captain Luke Carter and Zilla Pierson, at Madison 17 July 1817.2,1

William moved to New York City by 1832 where the youngest daughter was born.

His monument at Hillside Cemetery, notes he died Jan 17, 1860, age 67 yr, 4mo, 3da.

A "mug book" sketch of his son states that William was born near Madison, a carpenter, died about 1867, and had seven children. William's son William died in 1867, and the Madison Presbyterian Church records show the 1860 date for William Sr. The Will for Wm Jr., names a wife, Mary S. See Kings Co., New York probate files.2,1,6


Aletta Carter b. 12 Feb 1797, d. 28 Apr 1842
  • Charles Carter Force7,2 b. 4 May 1818, d. 12 Mar 1906
  • Priscilla Pierson Force2 b. 16 Jul 1820
  • Ephraim Squire Force+2 b. 6 Jan 1822, d. 11 Mar 1914
  • William Force2 b. 4 Feb 1824, d. 9 May 1867
  • Juliet Force2 b. 29 Sep 1826
  • Susan Caroline Force2 b. abt. 1830, d. abt. 1860
  • Margaret Ann Force2 b. 18 Apr 1832, d. 26 Feb 1917
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  1. [S117] Viola E. Shaw and Barbara S. Parker, compilers, Madison, New Jersey Presbyterian Church Vital Records 1747-1900 (Madison, New Jersey: The Presbyterian Church of Madison, N.J., 1982), 126, further cited as Shaw and Parker, Madison Presbyterian Church Records.
  2. [S282] "Force", 17 Jul 1989, Rosemary F. Lovell (Picayne, Mississippi). Research Report to Gregory Cooke (Vandenberg AFB, California), 82-83; copy in the Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  3. [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 Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  4. [S457] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Ward 4, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) e. d., sheet #313, dwelling #155, family #327, William Force household, age 60, born in New Jersey, no occupation; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 1009 rolls, roll #518.
  5. [S1546] Bobby Kelley, Find A Grave memorial #197938035, added 29 Mar 2019, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed Jan 2020, further cited as Find A Grave.
  6. [S1315] , A History of Morris County, New Jersey: embracing upwards of two centuries, 1716-1913 (New York, New York: Lewis-Historical Publishers, 1914), 2:790, further cited as History of Morris County.
  7. [S117] Shaw and Parker, Madison Presbyterian Church Records, 124.