Heath-Coryell (Koriell/Coriell/Correll)

Genealogy for the Heath family's of Saffordshire and surrounding areas.

Heath-Coryell (Koriell/Coriell/Correll)

Postby Donna Tunison » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:42 am

While going through the files of my father and grandmother’s research on the Heath family of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, I came across the pedigree chart of a descendants of Esther Heath Coryell sent to Louise in the 1980s. Having seen the Coryell name while researching my Tunison ancestors, I wanted to see what the connection was to the Heath side of the family.

Much has been written about my 6x great-grand aunt, Sara Tunison’s husband, Emmanuel Coryell, who received a grant in 1732 to run a ferry between present day New Hope, Pennsylvania and Lambertville, New Jersey. George Washington used the Coryell ferry many times during the American Revolution, and stayed in Lambertville, some believe at Coryell Inn on occasion. One of Emmanuel’s grandsons, George (son of Cornelius Coryell) was one of George Washington pallbearers who took the casket to the crypt. https://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyon ... -dies.html Emmanuel was the uncle of Esther Heath’s husband.

Esther was born 22 Jun 1738 in Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. It is not known when Sarah died, but at the time of Richard’s death in 1747, he was married to his second wife Mary (per probate records). It is possible Esther had siblings, but none are known at this time. About 1758 Esther Heath married Abraham Moses Coryell, born 26 Oct 1738 to David Coryell/Coriell and Elsie Slaght in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, he died 22 Sep 1828. Abraham Moses served as a private in the Middlesex County, New Jersey Militia during the American Revolution.

Abraham Moses was named for his grandfather, believed to be a French Huguenot who migrated to New Jersey from the Netherlands, and one Coryell researcher, says he and his wife Agnes Van Court had at least six children. Abraham Senior appears in 1702 when his cattle mark was recorded.

Esther and Abraham Moses had at least eleven children: Sarah, Agnes, David Abraham, Elsie, Susannah, Ann, Esther, Abraham, Richard, John, and Elias. Some of Abraham and Esther’s descendant migrated to New York and Ohio in the 19th century. One grandson, Abner, (son of Richard) remained in the Piscataway area, the 1860 US Census and 1863 Draft Registration lists his occupation as merchant and the 1880 census lists his occupation as Retail Grocer. He was postmaster of New Market for 25 years, and assessor of Piscataway for 20 years. Abner was active in the Republican Party saying he voted for Henry Clay, John Fremont, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinney, and Theodore Roosevelt. Abner died in New Market, New Jersey in 1906 and is buried in Bound Brook Cemetery; Somerset County, New Jersey.

An interesting note, a Peter Coryell (it is not known how he is related to Abraham Coryell and Esther Heath) appeared as a witness in the 1816 New Jersey State Supreme Court Case, “Aaron Odgen vs. Thomas Gibbons”, in which Ogden claimed that his former business partner Gibbons insulted him by posting printed handbills and trampling on his grass. Peter Coryell, a witness in the lawsuit had sold his farm in Essex County to Thomas Gibbons. Eventually the former business partners Ogden and Gibbon's battle escalated, when seven years later in 1824, the two to took their acrimonious relationship to United States Supreme Court in the lawsuit “Gibbons v. Odgen”, the first major landmark case which ruled in favor of Gibbons and gave the United State Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce. The case caused financial ruined for the 5th Governor of New Jersey and former U.S. Senator Aaron Ogden. He had gone into business with Robert Fulton and his business partner Robert Livingston.* Ogden and Fulton ran steamboat service on the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York, creating a monopoly. Thomas Gibbons died two years after the ruling in 1826 and Aaron Ogden in 1839.

*Robert Livingston, born into an influential New York family, was a lawyer, politician, diplomat, and Chancellor of New York, who served as a member of the Continental Congress in 1776, and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is one of his descendants.
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