ARMITAGE B. QUICK, of Northampton township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, was born in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, on June 10, 1848, and is a son of Joseph G. and Cornelia (BLACKWELL) QUICK, both of whom are representatives of the oldest families in Hunterdon, that have been prominent in the affairs of that county since its first settlement.  Tunis QUICK, the ancestor of all of the name in America, was of Holland descent and probably a native of the Low Countries.  In 1713 he and his widowed mother, Romora QUICK, purchased a very large tract of land in Hunterdon county, where he has left numerous descendants.  He married, October 30, 1689, Vroutje HARING, born March 3, 1663, daughter of Jan Petersen HARING, who was born in Holland, December 26, 1633, and married Grietje COSYN in 1662.

            Ezekiel QUICK, the great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was born and reared in the county of Hunterdon, where he followed farming all his life, in connection with the distilling of apple whiskey, a common industry among the farmers of Hunterdon county two generation ago.

            Ezekiel QUICK, son of the above, was also born in Hunterdon county, and was likewise a farmer and distiller, residing on a farm about six miles from Flemington.  He was the father of four children as follows. Charles, Ezekiel, Richard, Joseph G.

            Joseph G. QUICK, fourth son of Ezekiel (2), was born on the old homestead in Hunterdon, and on arriving at manhood devoted his attention exclusively to the cultivation of the soil, and followed that vocation during life.  He was one of the earliest peach growers of Hunterdon county, and an extensive and successful fruit grower for many years.  He was an active member of the Presbyterian church at Larrison’s Corners, and in politics was a Democrat.  He was active in the local affairs of his locality, and filled the office of school director for several years.  He married Cornelia BLACKWELL, and was the father of seven children, as follows: William B., a farmer of that locality; Elizabeth, who married William B. PRAUL; Elijah, deceased; Jane Ann; Randal: Mattie V.: and Armitage B., the subject of this sketch.

            Armitage B. QUICK was born and reared on the farm in New Jersey, and at the age of twenty-two years began farming for himself.  In 1873 he removed to Lansdale, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and took charge of a farm belonging to Charles JENKINS, where he remained for four years.  He then returned to the old homestead in Hunterdon county, which he conducted for his father for two years, after which he purchased a portion of the homestead and farmed it for a number of years.  In 1892 he removed to his present farm in Northampton township, Bucks county, where he has since resided, giving his entire attention to agricultural pursuits.

Mr. QUICK married Syndonia MARTINDELL, daughter of Charles and Margaret (NEWELL) MARTINDELL, whose ancestors have been residents of Bucks county and vicinity for many generations, being descendants of John MARTINDELL, born 8 mo. 24, 1676, who married Mary BRIDGMAN, daughter of Walter and Blanche (CONSTABLE) BRIDGMAN, both of whom came from England in 1684, Mr. and Mrs. Quick have been the parents of five children: Charles G., born April 15, 1872, married Lida A. FETTER, who died January 28, 1889; Alfreda M., born April 19, 1874, married Harry SHORDAY; Susan M., born August 21, 1878, married Edgar HUFF; Charity B., born April 4, 1881; and Armitage B., Jr., born June 10, 1887.




Text taken from page 546 to 547 of: 


Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed August 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,

Published August 2006 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at



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