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Timothy BLOOMFIELD's other family: with Margarette UNKNOWN ( - )
Sarah FORD's father: Charles FORD ( - )

Family of Timothy BLOOMFIELD and Sarah FORD

Husband: Timothy BLOOMFIELD (1729?-1803)
Wife: Sarah FORD (1728-1784)
Children: John BLOOMFIELD (1751- )
Ellis BLOOMFIELD (1752- )
William BLOOMFIELD (1754- )
Nathan BLOOMFIELD (1758- )
Smith BLOOMFIELD ( -1780)
Timothy BLOOMFIELD (1766-1813)
Eunice BLOOMFIELD (1763- )
Sarah BLOOMFIELD (1769- )
Marriage 22 May 1749 Woodbridge, Middletown, NJ 1,2

Husband: Timothy BLOOMFIELD

      Timothy BLOOMFIELD, "Musketman8"    
Name: Timothy BLOOMFIELD 1,2,3
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Patriot
Father: Timothy BLOOMFIELD (1681-1703)
Mother: Rose HIGGINS (1686-aft1748)
Birth 1729 (app) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 3,4
Civil btw 1775 and 1780 (age 45-51) Member of the Committee of Observance; Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 5,6
Death Jan 1803 (age 73-74) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 1,2,3
Burial 1803 (age 73-74) 1st Presbyterian Church Cemetery 7

Additional Information

Burial Woodbridge, NJ

Wife: Sarah FORD

Name: Sarah FORD 1,8
Sex: Female
Father: Charles FORD ( - )
Mother: -
Birth 21 Dec 1728 2
Death 6 Dec 1784 (age 55) 2

Child 1: John BLOOMFIELD

Sex: Male
Birth 17 Mar 1751 2

Child 2: Ellis BLOOMFIELD

Name: Ellis BLOOMFIELD 2
Sex: Male
Birth 17 Nov 1752 2

Child 3: William BLOOMFIELD

Name: William BLOOMFIELD 2
Sex: Male
Birth 7 Jan 1754 2

Child 4: Nathan BLOOMFIELD

Name: Nathan BLOOMFIELD 2
Sex: Male
Birth 30 Apr 1758 2

Child 5: Smith BLOOMFIELD

      Smith BLOOMFIELD, "Musketman8"    
Name: Smith BLOOMFIELD 2
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Patriot
Military 1780 Private in 1st Regt., Middlesex Militia 2
Death Jun 1780 Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, USA 2

Additional Information

Death Cause: died in Battle of Elizabeth

Child 6: Timothy BLOOMFIELD

Name: Timothy BLOOMFIELD 2
Sex: Male
Spouse: Susannah ALSTON (aft1754- )
Birth 1 Apr 1766 2
Death 18 Jan 1813 (age 46) 2

Child 7: Eunice BLOOMFIELD

Name: Eunice BLOOMFIELD 2
Sex: Female
Spouse: Joseph CROWELL ( - )
Birth 19 Apr 1763 2

Child 8: Sarah BLOOMFIELD

Name: Sarah BLOOMFIELD 2
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Samuel CUTTER ( - )
Spouse 2: John MANNING ( - )
Birth 2 Dec 1769 2

Note on Husband: Timothy BLOOMFIELD

probably son of Timothy


1Edmund West, comp, "Family Data Collection - Individual Records" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000;). Text From Source: Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
2Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). pp. 557-560.,35923., "One World Tree (sm)" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;). Text From Source: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.
4Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). pp. 546 & 557-560.,35923.
5Ibid. P. 557-558.
6Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). pp. 256-258.
Text From Source: Timothy Bloomfield was another patriot of Woodbridge. It was his house, whIch was situated on the old Amboy turnpike that was the rendezvous of the whigs, as we have previously stated. He was an outspoken foe to British tyranny, and was, therefore, the subject of the vindictive malice ef the tories. Made a prisoner during the war, he was incarcerated part of the time in the jail at New York, and part of the time in the notorious Jersey Prison Ship - the victim of gross indignities and terrible cruelty. For refusing to acknowledge his allegiance to King George he was twice taken out of Jail to be hung, being suspended by the neck until life was nearly extinct. True as steel, with returning consciousness he persisted in his refusal. Nothing but the fear of retaliation prevented his inquisitorial tormentors from taking summery vengeance for his obstinacy. He was finally released. He died at the age of 73 years, January 18h, 1813, and was buried in the old grave-yard
in Metuchen.

His sons (supposed to be Smith and Timothy) were in the Continental army, so that the farm and the old
homestead were open to the ravages of the predatory parties of the enemy. Among other things stolen
were the family Bible and a bridle cow. The precious book could not be readily given up. It was the comfort of the pious household during the long absence of the men; to be deprived, therefore, of its counsels and diviine consolation in their hours of anxious watching and bitter trials was a prospect too melancholy. But what
could be done? Bibles were costly in those days, and the family, made poor by the fortunes of war, had not
the means with which to purchase another. Eunice, daughter of Timothy, concluded at length to appeal to the British commander on Staten Island for the restoration of the priceless volume. In company with another girl, residing with the family, Eunice started from home walking to the river. It was a brave deed, for these were troublous times and lawless bands were abroad. Doubtless the God whom they honored by seeking for His Word sent flaming spirits to guard them on their dangerous way. On the shore they were nonplussed. How should they reach the other side? Not far away they espied an old scow. Pushing it into the water, they paddled across, objects of much curiosity to groups red coated soldiers on the Island. With deference the guard on the bank assisted them debarking and enquired their business. They informed him that they wished to see the officer in command. Very courteously he conducted them to headquarters. The commander received the young women with affability and listened to their story and to their earnest pleading for the old Bible. They saw the tears gather in the officer's eyes, and felt sure their suit was won. So, indeed, it was. He sent to the ship, riding at anchor some distance from the shore, to which, it seems, the volume had been carried. It was brought and placed in Eunice Bloomfield's hands.

Gratefully the young women were about to turn homeward when the commander kindly enquired if anything else of value had been taken from them. They replied affirmatively - that a bridle cow had been driven
away by his men. In adjoining fields large droves were feeding. Leading his guests to these, he pointed
toward the cattle and asked if they recognized their own spotted animal. A long scrutiny failed to discover the domestic favorite. As they were about to give up the search in despair, the brindle came bounding toward them with a demonstration of pleasure; and placed herself in a satisfied way, close beside Eunice as much as to say: "Come! It is milking time!" The officer smiled, and averred that there was no doubt of the original ownership of the cow.

A guard of soldiers escorted the girls across the water with their regained treasures, and accompanied them for a considerable distance toward home, at which arrived with hearts overflowing with thankfulness. The feelings with which they opened the old bible that night, who can describe?

On the family record, in this same old Bible, some Tory hand had written remarks, against one of the boys in
particular, who was afterward killed neer Elizabethtown while in action.
7Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). pp. 557-558.,35923.
8Ibid. pp. 546 & 557-558.


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