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. So far, a copy of this has not been seen, but a quick google search shows that GMNJ Vol 18 may be the source.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
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  1. [S282] "Force", 17 Jul 1989, Rosemary F. Lovell (Picayne, Mississippi). Research Report to Gregory Cooke (Vandenberg AFB, California), 44; copy in the Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  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 Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  3. [S1325] Jacob Green, W. Ogden Wheeler and Edmund D. Halsey, Church Members, Marriages & Baptisms, at Hanover, Morris Co., N.J. During the Pastorate of Rev. Jacob Green, and to the Settlement of Rev. Aaron Condit: 1746-1796 (Morristown, New Jersey: The Jerseyman, 1893), 14, further cited as Green, Wheeler, and Halsey, Church Members, Marriages & Baptisms, at Hanover, Morris Co., N.J.
  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, further cited as New Jersey Rateables, "Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey."