In the copy of Margaret Lane's book that Pete sent me, a Jane Van Gorder is
indicated in the margin as the second wife of the John LeForge who was the
son of Adriaen LaForge and Jane Lozier, and the husband of Frances Marlett.
However, I think there may be a mix up here. John LaForge died before
Frances Marlett, as she is listed as a widow in her will dated Oct.3, 1751.
Could there be two John LaForge's here? One the son of Adriaen and Jane and
married to Jane and the other married to Frances and the possible son of the
John La Ford/LaForge and Margaretta listed as the progenitors of the New
Jersey clan in the book _The First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway
and Woodbridge_? John La Ford lists a son named John in his will dated
November 3, 1706.
Just some thoughts,
From: eftvlt:First eftvlt:Last [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2000 2:49 PM
Subject: [LAFORGE] ESTHER VAN GORDER
Of interest is an original will among the C.E. Parker Papers written by an
ESTHER VANGORDER. Mrs. VanGorder leaves her assets to John LaForge who is
the Husband of her daughter JANE. This John LaForge and his origins were an
unsolved mystery to Margaret Lane and, now, to me. Is Jane VanGorder a
second wife for one of the New Jersey John Laforges? Or has anyone found
them listed further up the Hudson? If the happy day arrives when I own a
scanner, I'll put the handwritten document on the list page.
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