Name: James BORDEN
ALIA: James /Burden/
Birth: ABT 1740 in Chesterfield, Burlington, NJ
Death: 12 DEC 1776 in Chester (Maple Shade) Twp, Burlington, NJ
I am following Adam in World Connect db=apartin4, in placing this James Borden as the father of Job Burden/Borden, who moved to Ohio before his death and whose son Job travelled the Oregon Trail in 1845. James' birthdate is presumably about right (his sister was b. 1738), he resided in Burlington Co, NJ, and his sister Abigail married into the Brackney family (the same family that Job married into in the next generation). This provides fairly decent circumstantial evidence that this might be the correct choice.
The fact that Job's father is James and his grandfather is Richard would agree with John Holt's research (even the fact that Richard outlived James), although the grandmothers would be different (see notes under Job Burden). The problem with generations being "scrunched" together (births when father was 19 or 20 years old for five generations in a row) in John Holt's ancestry is eliminated in this line because there is one fewer generation between Thomas b. 1684 and Job b. 1763.
The following post by Preston Holt, 4 Jan 2000, was copied from the "Borden Family Genealogy Forum" on genealogy.com:
I descend from Job Burden who had brothers John and Richard Borden and his father was James Borden. James' parents were Richard Borden and Catherine Chambers. Job received a smaller amount of inheritance from father who died 12-12-1776 and nothing from grandfather who survived James. Looking for info on any of this family and maybe circumstances that created the inheritance situation and the change in spelling for Job's last name. I have ascendancy to Richard Borden and Joan Fowle mostly from wills and Quaker records and then back to England from others.
Obviously, Preston & John Holt, using Quaker records from Swarthmore and wills available from New Jersey, were able to put together an ancestry. They placed Job's birthdate as 8 Sep 1763, which differentiates Job from the other Job b. 1760 in Burlington Co. who was a Revolutionary War Veteran and died in Ohio (see notes under Job Burden), they placed his father as James (I suppose from his Quaker birth record that gave his birthdate), but from the post above the will of Richard Borden who was married to Catherine Chambers did not mention James (he was dead) nor James' wife (name is still not known), nor Job. Even if Richard & Catherine had a son named James, there seems to be little proof that they were parents of James who was father of Job b. 8 Sep 1763. John, James, & Richard were very common names among the many Borden families in Burlington Co NJ.
Father: Richard BORDEN b: 1703 in Middletown, Monmouth, NJ
Mother: Rebecca HILLARDS b: 1714 in Middletown, Monmouth, NJ
- Job BURDEN b: 8 SEP 1763 in Chester (Maple Shade) Twp, Burlington, NJ
- John BORDEN b: ABT 1766 in Chester (Maple Shade) Twp, Burlington, NJ
- Richard BORDEN b: ABT 1769 in Chester (Maple Shade) Twp, Burlington, NJ