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 - ! 24th Chapter of Early Settlers in This...
! 24th Chapter of Early Settlers in This Vicinily From Date of Land Purchase FROM 1684 TO 1784 This Article, Written by Oliver Leonard, of This City, Closes Line of John Lain:', Jr. R. This is the twenty-fourth twenty-fourth twenty-fourth article on the early settlers in Plainfleld, written by Oliver B. Leonard, of this city. The earlier ehapT,?rs were pub- pub- ! lished on the twenty-three twenty-three twenty-three preceding ! Fridavs- Fridavs- 1720 Isaac and Amible Laing ISAAC LAING (youngest, but one of this large family of a dozen children) children) was born February 10, 1720. His parents were John Laing, Jr., 1675, and Elizabeth Shotwell, whose marriage occurred in 1705. The last two children of John, Jr., and Elizabeth, Elizabeth, viz., Jacob. Laing, born 1722, ami Christiana Laing, born 1724, the writer is, uninformed about at present, but may furnish notes some i other time. Isaac Laing, born 172 0, was married to Annabel (or Amible) Edgar, and had a family of seven, aa follows: (1) Abraham Laing, born 1747, and married Catharine Edgar. (2) Jennet Laing, born 1749, married Josiah Wilson. (3) David Laine. born 1751. (4) Elizabeth Laini'' jborn 1754. ( 5 ) Thomas Laing, born 1759; married 1781 to Martha Web ster, and to second wife, Mary Shot-well, Shot-well, Shot-well, in 1793. Uy first marriage they had five, viz., (1) David, born 1782; (2) Hugh Laing, born 1783J married Catharine Davids; (3) Catharine Catharine Laing, born 1787, married Jo-1 Jo-1 Jo-1 seph King. (4) Isaac Kaing, bora 1789, andj (5) William Laing, who was born 1785 and married twice, Martha! ireeman and Catharrne It. Moore. By first wife there were five, viz., John, married Margaret Kellum; Margaret married Henry R. Shot-well; Shot-well; Shot-well; Alvah E. married Ann E. Un- Un- aernni, ana naa Howard and .Nellie.) married Frank C. Green; Elizabeth! and Thomas. By second wife ( Wil-1 Wil-1 Wil-1 liam and Catharine R.) were five, viz., Martha, Henry, Walter, married married Ann Larkins; had Walter, Jr., ( Continued on. page six) i

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  1. The Courier-News,
  2. 16 Mar 1917, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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