Amariah Bonham, (dna)

Male 1709 - Bef 1803  (94 years)


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  • Name Amariah Bonham, (dna) 
    • We now have DNA evidence that Malakiah, Amariah and Uriah Bonham share a common ancestor and considering the albeit scanty paper trails we have, that they were brothers. So 3 of the -iahs could have been brothers according to DNA evidence.

      What do the results we have to date mean? They show that THESE -iah descendants (of Malakiah, Amariah and Uriah) DID have a common ancestor (who could have been their father, Hezekiah, as speculated) within the time frame our scant paper documentation has indicated.
      To "prove" Hezekiah Bonham as the common ancestor, we need a descendant of Samuel Bonham (son by Hezekiah´s first marriage) to participate.

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/bonham/messages/1610.html
      Posted by: Linda Peacock (ID *****7360) Date: March 30, 2007 at 09:52:52

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      We are extremely close to showing up the Mayflower Association which has denied our "-iah" ancestry, thanks to the efforts of Brownie Mackie for opening a line as to potential approval. We just need these extra tests to be able to prove our case. I do not personally give a hoot about the Mayflower Society, as neither does Brownie, nor Catherine Cooper who has also been working on this project for so many years, but we would like to help those who do and I at least, would like to prove them wrong as to denying people whose lineage is from Hezekiah´s 2nd wife, whoever she was. Whoever SHE was does not matter in this case as it was Hezekiah Sr who was the Mayflower descendant via his Mother, Hannah Fuller.
      Linda Peacock, 1 Dec 2011
      http://genforum.genealogy.com/bonham/messages/2011.html
    Suffix (dna) 
    Born 1709  Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Other-Begin Between 1747 and 1749  Scotch Plains Baptist Church, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1747 Amariah (Amoriah Bonaham) was one of the original members of the Baptist Church at Scotch Plains in Essex/Union County, New Jersey. The church was formed on September 8, 1747 by fifteen members from the Piscataway Baptist Church who wanted a spiritual center in their own community. Scotch Plains is about ten miles north of Piscataway in Union County, New Jersey but before 1857 it would have been in Essex County.

      Amariah and Mary Drake Bonham were marked dismissed from the roll of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church in 1749.
    Residence Bef 1765  Loudoun Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tax list 
    Residence Between 1770 and 1774  Loudoun Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tithabes 
    • 1770-1774 Loudoun Co Tithables: Stephen Jones -1; 5 scalps; Benjamin Pool -1; 5 scalps
      (A List of Tithables taken by Stephen Donaldson for the year 1770. Tithables, Wheel Carriages & Squirrel Scalps)
      Also listed: John Palmer & Samuel Palmer -2; 10 scalps
      Peter Ackley, Barnett Ackley -2; 10 scalps
      Bonhams listed: Aaron-, Amariah-, Benjamin-, Elijah-, Hezekiah- -, Joseph-, Nehemiah-, Nehemiah Jr-, Nehemiah Sr-, Peter-, Samuel-.

      HEZEKIAH BONHAM sons (2nd wife):

      (sons of Hezekiah/Runyon)
      - Joseph 1735
      - our Samuel

      Nehemiah Sr. c 1702
      - Benjamin
      - Nehemiah Jr. c 1722
      -- Aaron c 1741
      -- Elijah c 1746
      -- Nehemiah c 1748
      - Hezekiah 1741

      Amariah
      -- Peter
    Property 22 Jun 1774  Cameron Parish, Loudoun Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    indenture 
    • An indenture was made on June 22, 1774 between Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Amariah Bonham. Lee leased 200 acres in the Parish of Cameron, Loudoun County. The tract began at the road leading to Lane's Mill. The lease was to Amariah Bonham and his heirs for the natural lives of Peter Bonham, John Bonham and Charles Fox (whoever lived the longest). They paid Lee and his children twelve pounds sterling annually beginning the first of December, 1775.

      http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Bonham%20Family/BonhamAmariahFamily.html
    Residence Between 1775 and 1781  Loudoun Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tithables 
    • 1775-1781 Loudoun Co Tithables:
      Jones: Daniel Jr, Enos, George, Henry, Isaac, Isaiah, Jabez, James, John, John Jr, John Sr, Joshua, Mary, Miskell, Philip, Richard, Robert, William.
      Bonham: Aaron, -Ameriah, -Benjamin, ?John, -Joseph, ?Josias, -Nehemiah, -Peter, -Samuel, ?William


      HEZEKIAH BONHAM sons (2nd wife):

      (sons of Hezekiah/Runyon)
      - Joseph 1735
      - our Samuel

      Nehemiah Sr. c 1702
      - Benjamin
      - Nehemiah Jr. c 1722
      - Aaron c 1741

      - Amariah
      - Peter
    Residence 1782  Loudoun Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tax rolls 
    Census 1800  West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ameriah Boneham - living alone
    Died Bef 22 Apr 1803  Middle Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 22 Apr 1803  Washington Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Amariah's will was dated January 27, 1802 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Proved on 22 Apr 1803. Peter Bonham settled the estate in 1805. The total value ws $317.26 with debts of $253.51, leaving a balance of $63.75.

      In it he bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth, the house, garden and all the profits of the plantation and premises. The real estate was to be sold and divided among his children at the death of Elizabeth. He named his sons Jacob, Jeriah, Peter and his daughters Christian Fox, Rebecca Johnston, and Sarah Batey. The executors were Peter Bonham of Allegheny County and Philip Llewellyn of Washington County. The witnesses were Jonathan, Isaac and Rebecca Leet. Phillip Luellen refused to act as the adminstrator.

      Phillip Luallen (Lewellyn) was witness to Amariah's will. He was a relative of his daughter-in-law Rebecca Lewellen who was married to his son Peter Bonham.

      http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Bonham%20Family/BonhamAmariah1709.html
    Notes 
    • Amariah Bonham married about 1737 in New Jersey. The name of his wife is not known for sure. It could have been Mary Drake the daughter of Francis Drake and Patience Walker. Monnette in First Settlers said he probably married Drake. Other researchers believe his wife was Eunice King or Elizabeth Addy. Still other researchers believe he married Mary or Martje Bebout. This comes from a deed in which John Bebout called Amariah Bonham "friend, co-partner and bro-in-law." However, H. E. Bonham has concluded that John Bebout and Amariah Bonham were married, to sisters, Mary and Eunice King, and were therefor brothers-in-law

      In the 1800 census he (Ameriah Boneham) was living alone in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

      Ameriah must have married after the 1800 census and before he made his will.

      http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Bonham%20Family/BonhamAmariahFamily.html

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      several speculations on his wife:
      Genealogy on Amariah Bonham and Mary Drake decendents World Family Tree Vol 2 File 3280 shows his place of birth as Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey. Information posted from George Bonham tree shows Piscataway. However, Hezekiah had moved from Piscataway in 1698 to Hunterdon Co.
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      (Source: JDegraf203@aol.com, Bonham Internet researcher; also listed as source: HFagley@aol.com)
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      Loudoun County Titheables by Marty Hiatt and Craig Scott, Vol 1: (Virginia)
      Amariah - 1765

      From Bonham, by John H. Bonham on pg 407 "Amariah, probably born about 1707 at one time lived in Amwell, in Hunterdon Co, sold his land there in 1742 and went to live at Piscataway. To Quote from Genealogical Collections: "Amariah Bonham wne of the originial members of the Baptist Church at Scotch Plains, Aug 5, 1747." He was later dismissed, and is so marked on the roll. Eunice Bonham, also a charter member, and perhaps wife of above, died Feb 5, 1758/9 and is marked dismissed on the roll." New Jersey Archives Vol XXII states "The Scotch Plains Baptist Church was constituted Sept 8 1747 by 15 members from the Piscataqua Church." Among the names of persons that the estate of John King of Piscataway owes is Aug 1749, Amariah Bonham is mentioned."

      Note: There is an Amariah Bonham listed in Index to 1787 Census of VA, Vol 3, p 55.
      Note: Info from Foxlover states that he married Marvtje M. Bebout, who bore all the children, b Hunterdon: Christian 1737 (d 1821 Springboro, Warren Co, OH; Jeriah 1743; Peter 1745; Rebecca 1739; Sarah 1746; Jacob 1741; Jonathan 1749.
      "The Bonham Family" also states Mary Bebout with children Jacob, Christine (Absolom Fox), Rebecca (Abraham Johnson) Sarah (Mr. Batey), and Jeriah; and that he married (2), Elizabeth.
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      On June 29, 1743, Amariah Bonham of Piscataway conveyed real property in Hunterdon County to Richard Taylor. The day before this same property had been conveyed to Amariah Bonham of Amwell Township by the estate of Peter Sutton of Piscataway. Amariah and his family probably moved from Hunterdon to Middlesex County at about this time.

      In 1747 Amariah (Amoriah Bonaham) was one of the original members of the Baptist Church at Scotch Plains in Essex/Union County, New Jersey. The church was formed on September 8, 1747 by fifteen members from the Piscataway Baptist Church who wanted a spiritual center in their own community. Scotch Plains is about ten miles north of Piscataway in Union County, New Jersey but before 1857 it would have been in Essex County.

      Amariah and Mary Drake Bonham were marked dismissed from the roll of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church in 1749.

      The family moved to Loudoun County, Virginia before 1765 when he was assessed tax there.

      An indenture was made on June 22, 1774 between Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Amariah Bonham. Lee leased 200 acres in the Parish of Cameron, Loudoun County. The tract began at the road leading to Lane's Mill. The lease was to Amariah Bonham and his heirs for the natural lives of Peter Bonham, John Bonham and Charles Fox (whoever lived the longest). They paid Lee and his children twelve pounds sterling annually beginning the first of December, 1775.

      Amariah appeared on the tax rolls of Loudoun County in in 1782.

      Peter and John were commissioned as Ensigns in the Loudoun County militia. Jacob died on June 9, 1782 while fighting the British and Indians in the Sandusky Massacre.

      Amariah Bonham was assessed tax in Loudoun County in 1787. Scharf reported in his history that in 1788 Peter, Josiah, and Amariah Bonham took "settlers lots" in Maryland west of Fort Cumberland. Amariah gave them up in 1796.

      http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Bonham%20Family/BonhamAmariahFamily.html


    Person ID I3365  Roots
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2013 

    Father Hezekiah (MF) Bonham, Sr,   b. 6 May 1667, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 Jul 1738, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Mother Ann Hunt,   b. 1678, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1724  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married 1700  Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F1545  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Eunice King, (probably),   b. Abt 1715,   d. Bef 1800, Middle Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1736  Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Christina Bonham,   b. 1737, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Springsboro, Warren Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Rebecca Bonham,   b. Abt 1738, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Strabane Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     3. Jeriah Bonham,   b. Abt 1739, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Washington Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    +4. Peter Bonham,   b. Abt 1741, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1833, Ohio Twp, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     5. Sarah Bonham,   b. Abt 1742, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1802  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +6. Jacob Bonham,   b. Abt 1744, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1782, Sandusky Massacre, Crawford Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1637  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth (..) Bonham,   b. Abt 1740, of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, of, Middle Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Aft 1800  Washington Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F16326  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOther-Begin - Between 1747 and 1749 - Scotch Plains Baptist Church, Union Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - indenture - 22 Jun 1774 - Cameron Parish, Loudoun Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7] "The Bonham Family", Samuel J Bonham 1955.

    2. [S536] Vol 21, p 248, Will of Samuel Hunt.