An American Family History

The Bonham, Fuller and Lothrop Families

Ancestors of Christian Bonham Fox

The Bonhams were a early New Jersey Huguenot family. The Huguenots were French Protestants. Protestantism was introduced to Roman Catholic France during the Reformation. They experienced alternately high favor and persecution. They left France during times of persecutions and emigrated to the other European countries. They  immigrated to the American colonies directly from France and from the Protestant countries of Europe. This immigration began before the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and continued for over one hundred years.

Christian Bonham Fox was born about 1737 in New Jersey. She was the daughter of Amariah Bonham who was one of Hezekiah Bonham's many "iah" sons.

Hezekiah's mother was Hannah Fuller whose father, Samuel Fuller, was a Mayflower pilgrim. Amariah Bonham and his sons fought in the American Revolution in Virginia before moving to Pennsylvania.

The Bonhams settled at first in Barnstable, Massachusetts, then moved to Piscataway, New Jersey and then to Virginia and Pennsylvania. They were instrumental members of Scotch Plains Baptist Church, Hopewell Baptist Church, the First Baptist Church of Piscataway, and the Seventh Day Baptist Church.

John Lothrop and Hannah Howse 1610

The Reverend John Lothrop

Hannah Howse

Edgerton, Kent County, England
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

John Lothrop and Ann Hammond 1634
Lothrop House
John Lothrop House
built 1644
Scituate, Massachusetts

George Bonham

Plymouth, Massachusetts

George Bonham and Sarah Morton 1644  

Samuel Fuller and Jane Lothrop 1635

Samuel Fuller
The Will of Samuel Fuller

Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts


Nicholas Bonham and Hannah Fuller 1658

Will of Nicholas Bonham

Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey


Hezekiah Bonham and Mary Dunn 1696

Mary Dunn Bonham


Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Maidenhead, Hunterdon County, (now Lawrence, Mercer County), New Jersey

Hezekiah Bonham and his second wife  

Amariah Bonham Family 1737
Maidenhead,  Old Hunterdon County (now Lawrence, Mercer County), New Jersey
Parish of Cameron, Loudoun County, Virginia
Fort Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
Middle Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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DNA match with other descendant in this line.
Hezekiah Bonham
Amariah Bonham
Christian Bonham Fox
Bonham Fox
Levi Fox
John Newton Fox
Eliza Fox Smith
John Elmer Smith
Virginia Smith Miller

Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2023
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