An American Family History

Jeriah Bonham

New Jersey's first permanent European settlement was in 1660.

Jeriah Bonham was born about 1739 in Maidenhead, Hunterdon County (now Lawrence, Mercer County), New Jersey. His father was Amariah Bonham.

In 1789, he witnessed his sister Rebecca's husband, Abraham Johnson's, will in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

In 1800, a Jeriah Bonham was in Canton, Washington County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of a man and a woman over 45, a girl between 16 and 25, and 2 boys between 10 and 15.

Hunterdon County was originally part of Burlington County, West Jersey. It was set off from Burlington County on March 11, 1714. It included Amwell, Hopewell, and Maidenhead Townships.

Children of Amariah Bonham
  • Christian Bonham Fox
  • Rebecca Bonham Johnson
  • Jeriah Bonham
  • Peter Bonham
  • Sarah Bonham Batey
  • Jacob Bonham
  • The Dutch were the first Europeans claim land in New Jersey. The region became a territory of England in 1664 when an English fleet sailed into New York Harbor and took control of Fort Amsterdam.