Father of Elizabeth Stults Stanley


A Copy of a Letter Received from the Veteran’s Bureau, in Washington D.C. reads as follows:




                                                                                                January 7, 1932

Mr. George B. Stanley




Dear Sir:


Reference is made to your letter of recent date, relative to Jacob Stults a soldier of the Revolutionary War.


The data which follow are obtained from the papers on file in pension claim, W. 1508, based upon his military service in that war. 


Jacob Stults or Stolts was born May 20, 1761, in Griggstown, New Jersey. 


While living near New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, he enlisted in June, 1777, and served one month as a private in Captain John Waglum’s company, Colonel John Neilson’s New Jersey, regiment.  He enlisted in February, 1778, and served one month as private in Captain Wycoff’s New Jersey company.  He afterwards served at different times, dates not stated, as a private, one month in Captain John Dey’s company, and either Colonel John Neilson’s or Taylor’s New Jersey regiment; and one month, captain not stated, in Colonel John Neilson’s New Jersey regiment.  He enlisted in 1779 and served six months as private in Captain Lott’s company, Colonel Frelinghuysen’s New Jersey regiment.  He enlisted in 1780 and served one month as private in Captain Addis’ company, Colonel John Neilson’s New Jersey regiment.  He enlisted in 1781 and served twelve months as a private in Captain Thomas Shaddick’s company. 


He was allowed pension on his application executed September 11, 1832, at which time he was living in Middlesex County, New Jersey. 


He died January 14, 1839.


Jacob Stults or Stolts married December 24, 1780, Margaraet Outcalt who was born August 20, 1763. 


She was allowed pension on her application executed March 18, 1839, while a resident of Middlesex County, New Jersey. 


Reference was made to the following children of Jacob Stults or Stolts and his wife, Margaret: 


            Elizabeth         born                 March 25, 1782

            Mary                born                 February 11, 1785

            John                 born                 July 5, 1788

            Jemima            born                 August 8, 1792

            Henry              born                 age not given.


                                                            Very truly yours


                                                            A.D. Hiller

                                                            Assistant to Administrator



A Copy of the Will and Codicil of Jacob Stults


Obtained from the Secretary of State of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey, reads as follows:



I Jacob Stults of North Brunswick County of Middlesex State of New Jersey, Do hereby make and declare this my Last Will and testament in manner and form following that is to say-


First it is my Will and I do Order that after payment of my just debts and charges I dispose of my estate as follows-


First it is my Will that my wife Margaret Stults shall have all my estate both personal and real for her use and support as long as she lives and after hir deceased I do give and it is my Will that my son John Stults shall have three Acres of my salt meddow Lott and the remainder of said Lott shall be devided equally between my two Sons Henery and Fredric Stults and is is my Will that Alfred Stults shall have the bay mare called Alfreds mare and A yoak of steers and one Cow and A Lott of land of twelve Acres on the East side of my place. 


And it is my Will that the remainder of my Estate shall be devided into Eight eaqual shares to be devided as follows


First that one share or equal eigth part to be devided in three equal shares to my three grandchildren Henry Obert Margaret Obert and Elizabeth Obert


And the remaining Seven shares to be devided equally to my seven children Elizabeth Stanley, John Stults, Jemime Carson, Henery Stults, Frederick Stults, Catherine Van Nest and Margaret Bissett to be devided Equally share and share alike


Lastly I hereby appoint my two sons John and Henery Stults Executors of this my Last Will and testament—


September the 6th 1837

Signed and Sealed published and delivered by the said Jacob Stults)           Jacob Stults

                                    James Rue                                                       )              (Seal)

                                    Vincent Rue                                                    )

                                    Jacob F. Rue                                                   )


I Jacob Stults do this twenty fourth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty eight make and publish this Codicil to my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I do hereby Authorize and empower my Executors John and Henry Stults or the survivor of them After running twelve acres of the East side of my farm for Alfred Stults as directed in my Will-to sell and convey in fee simple the remainder of my farm and divide the proceeds of such sales According to the device of my Will. 


Signed sealed published and declared by the said Jacob Stults to be)           Jacob

A codicil to his last Will and testament in presence of us                  )           Stults

                                    John H. Fleming                                              )

                                    Vincent Rue                                                    )             (Seal)

                                    James Rue                                                       )


The above will and codicil were proved January 29th, 1839.