Peter de Witt

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Peter de Witt, whose parents are unknown, was born about 17 August 1734.1 He died 28 January 1809,1 and was buried at Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury, Middlesex Co., New Jersey.1

Peter married Phebe Cook, daughter of Abiel Cook, at Monmouth Co., New Jersey, 25 February 1757.2,3,4

Peter de Witt left a will, which he signed by mark, dated the day before he died, 27 January 1809, and proved 10 Feburary 1809:5
of Cranberry, Middlesex Co;
Grandchild, Sarah Ann Dewitt, $70 when 18.
Grandchildren, Sharlote Robins, Mary Robins, Isaiah Robbins and Phebe Robbins to have one seventh part of proceeds of my estate.
Jane Dewitt, $5.
Sons, Aaron, and Peter, and daughters, Ann Dewitt, Hannah Shaw, and Mary Voorhees, remainder of estate.
Executors—son, Peter Dewitt, and daughter, Ann Dewitt.
Witnesses—David Chambers, Joseph Branson and Wm. Schenck.
1809, Feb. 9. Inventory, $360.86; made by William Newton and Joseph Branson.


Phebe Cook b. abt. 10 Apr 1736, d. 26 Aug 1824
This person was last edited on14 Jun 2016


  1. [S1546] Kat, Find A Grave memorial #39151522, added 6 Jul 2009, online, accessed May 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S2002] William Nelson, editor, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey: Volume 22, Marriage Records, 1665-1800 (Paterson, New Jersey: The Press Printing and Publishing, 1900), 106, further cited as Nelson, New Jersey Marriage Records, 1665-1800.
  3. [S80] George H. Cook, Notes for a Genealogy of the Family of Ellis Cook, of Southampton, L.I., N. Y. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: p.p., [1886]), 18, further cited as Cook, Notes for Ellis Cook.
  4. [S1994] William Nelson, New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes From the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives with Additions and Supplements (1916; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1973), 77, further cited as Nelson, New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes.
  5. [S1998] William Nelson et al., editors, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 13 vols. ([various publishers], 1901-1949), 11:103 (File 10213L), further cited as Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills.