Giles and Rosilla Van Riper (about 1800) by Rowena Billos

Giles Van Riper, born prob. in NJ or just north over NY border. Listed in NJ Federal Census records, Wantage, Sussex Co., New Jersey.
Following years: 1830, 1840, 1850. In first two he was listed with his wife Rosilla (Zilla). He was a laborer. In the 1850 Census he was found with his family on page 198, family 212.

Giles Van Riper was Baptized as an adult at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Wantage, Clove Road near Deckertown, Sussex Co., NJ. (Ref: Chinkchewanska Chapter, DAR, copied and indexed these church records.)

Their children were:

  1. Frederick Van Riper. b. 1829 in NJ
  2. Thomas Van Riper, b. 1831 in Sussex Co., NJ
  3. Abram Giles Van Riper, b. Deckertown, Sussex Co NJ , d. 13 Jan 1903 in Hope, Warren Co., NJ
  4. Elizabeth Van Riper, b. 1838 in Wantage, Sussex Co., NJ
  5. Frances Van Riper, b. abt. 1840 in Wantage Twp, d. November 1912 in Newton, Sussex Co. NJ, bur. Fairview Cem. in Newton.
  6. Naomi Van Riper, b. 1844, Wantage Twp.
  7. James S. Van Riper, b. 8 Feb 1844, in Deckertown, Sussex Co. NJ, d. 20 Nov. 1914 in Springport, Jackson, Co. Michigan. Served in Civil War.
  8. Josiah Van Riper, b. 1846 in Wantage, Sussex Co.
  9. William Van Riper, b. abt. 1849 in Wantage Twp, d. 1 Nov 1913 in Tranquility, Green Twp., Sussex Co., NJ

Information of some of above children and the next generation:

Frances Van Riper (5) died November 1912 in Newton, Sussex Co., NJ. her obituary was in the Sussex Register, Newton, NJ in November of 1912. She had married John Williams in Sussex Co., NJ (no date). They had the following three children:

  1. William C. b. prob. Sussex Co., NJ
  2. Jane (who married Orville Blanchard in Sussex Co?)
  3. George C., b. Sussex Co.

James S. Van Riper (7) – married Sarah Scribner in 1870 at Portland, Michigan. She was the daughter of Moses, he originally of Monroe Co., NY and Jane (Quackenboss) Scribner,she originally from Vermont and Michigan. One child was born to James and Sarah (Scribner) Van Riper.

She was Belle, born 8 February 1874 in Portland, Ionia Co., Michigan. James S. Van Riper signed up to serve in the Civil War, then went to Michigan when the War was over.  I understand that several of his brothers served as well.

William Van Riper (9) married (1st) a (name unknown) Wintermute, she was the daughter of John Wintermute and Sarah ? His 2nd wife was Malinda “Linnie”, last name unknown.