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My Uncle and constant Co-worker, 



M. B. F. 


It was a saying of the wise Kung-fut-se, crystalizing into 
a proverb among the Chinese, that, "Not to know one's 
ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a 
source." If there be no filial sentiment to inspire such 
study, the lack of the knowledge shuts one out from that 
recognition of hereditary traits, which, as warning, or as 
stimulus, may be potent in moulding one's own character. 

The Latin Civil Law acknowledged lines of ascent and 

descent to the seventh degree. In Bock6e, the American 

family of Boucquet, the tenth generation is reached, and 

here recorded. The compiler is painfully conscious of the 

scant story, of the many breaks in the early record, and of 

omissions in later generations. This book is printed with 

no claim to completeness, but as a preliminary study, to 

preserve what, in the spirit of Old Mortality, she has 

rescued from entire loss, and in the hope that it may be the 

starting point for future workers. 

M. B. F. 

August 8, 1897. 



boucquet, 9 

J£rome Boucquet,' . , 13 

Abraham Bock6e,* . . 17 

Andriesse, 25 

Jacobus Bock^e,' 28 

Burger, 29 

Abraham Bockee,'' , 35 

Kaar; Huycken 46. 47 

Jacob Bockee/ 51 

Smith; Underhill; Jones; Platt. . . . 54. 5 7. f'l. £"7 

Abraham Bockee,* 70 

Oakley, Ji 

Isaac Smith Bock£e,s 82 

Rundell, 83 

Maria Bock£e« Carpenter, 88 

Carpenter, . . , 89 

Catharine Bockee ^ Deuel 94 

Deuel, 94 

Marya BocKfe' Salkeld, 98 

Salkeld, 98 

Annetje Bock£e' Pugsley, 107 

Pugsley, 108 

Jacquemyntje Jeromina Bock£e* Brevoort 118 

Marytje Bockee^ Bensen, 120 

Catalyntje Bockee 3 Bensen, 122 

Tannek£ Bockee' Peers, 124 

Abraham Bockee,* 126 

Willem Bokee,'* . , 131 

William Bokee,^ of Baltimore, 132 

John Bokee,* of Brooklyn, 136 

Abraham Bokee," of New York City, . . . .139 

Frederick Bokee,* of Brooklyn, 141 

Isaacq BocKfiE,^ 14S 

Unplaced Names, . . , 150 

Francois Bouquet, 152 

BoucQUET in London, i54 

Bockes; Bowker; Buckey, i55. i5C> 

Books Consulted, , . . . 157 

Index, i59 


The generation to which each name belongs is expressed by a small 
Arabic figure at the right ; the generation of various families, by Roman 
numerals at the left; the successive children of a family, by Arabic 
figures at the left. Dates following a name are those of birth and 

b. signifies born, 
bap. " baptized. 

c. " circa, an approximate date. 

d. " died, 
dau. ' ' daughter. 

d. ch. " died childless, 

d. i. " died in infancy, 

d. unm. " died unmarried. 

j. d. " junge tochter, i. e., maiden, 

j. m. " j'unge maun, i. e., bachelor. 

m.,or= " married. 

m. lie. " marriage license, 

s. h. V. " syn haus-vrauw, z. e., wife, 

wede ' ' widow, 

wedr " widower. 


The name Bock6e in its original form was Boucquet/ A 
tradition entitled to respect, declares it to have been the 
family name of the Counts of Toulouse and of Raymond the 
Troubadour.^ A careful examination of Provengal history 
does not sustain this belief, although the name existed in 
southern France in the eleventh century. Driven thence by 
persecution for their religious faith, maintained with the 
same fervor as had centuries before, planted the cross on 
the walls of Jerusalem, branches of the family were later 
found in the Paysde Vaud, whence came Col. Henri Boquet, 
1719-1765, in the Province of Saintonge, and centred at 

" Our own Rochelle, proud city of the waters," 

in the Rhine Palatinate, where the name still occurs, in 
Bavaria, and in the Netherlands. 

The name was early ennobled,"^ and in France has belonged 
to men of note in literature, art and science.'' If loyal to 
the spirit in which our Huguenot ancestors renounced the 
armorial bearings of the family, they should be unmentioned 
here, but they are a matter of historic interest, and Abraham 
Bockee* used on his seal the same device as that borne by the 
family of Bouquet, now in the Departments De I'Allier and 
De la Loire, and described as follows: 

"Bouquet: D'azur a la tour d'argent au chef d'argent, 
charge de trois etoiles du champs : 

•Many variations occur even after the coming of Jerome Boucquet to Nieuw 
Amsterdam. The first three generations are entered in various official records of 
Nevy York City as 

Bock, Bucket, Bocks, Boke, Bokue, Booka, Bouque, 

Bocke, Bockey, Boecke, Bokea, Boket, Boquet, Bouquet, 

Bockee, Bocqut, Boka, Bokee, Bokke, Boucquet, Bouquett. 

*>"Un seignieur des environs de Toulouse nomme Raymond de Boucquet" was 
the reputed aiithor of the story of Ulysses reproduced in a mediaeval environment. 
— Litterature Franqaise, Demogeot, p. 108. 

" Antoine la Bouquet, ecuyer de cuisine de madame la duchesse de Bourgoyne 
fut ennoble avec son frere Odier en 1437. — Nobilaire des Pays Bas. 

''See Dictionnaire Universel ; La Rousse. 


Alias, D'azur au chevron d'or, accompagn6 de trois roses 
d'argent. " "^ 

This second form occurs on the seal of various papers 
executed by Abraham Bockee/ 

The names Walloon and Huguenot have been used too 
vaguely to designate either the race or the belief of those so 
called, unless determined by more exact mention. In The 
Netherlands, the term, Walloon, including all French-speak- 
ing inhabitants, whether Catholic or Protestant, indicated 
merely their foreign birth or descent, — mis Walslandt, — but 
the name was usually limited to those of Belgic blood, 
a worthy descent, for the Belgii were the bravest of the 
Gauls, characterized by a coolness, a composure and stability 
opposed to the volatility of the purely Keltic races. 

Huguenot, first used about 1520, was a political nickname 
coined by the Duke of Savoy for the malcontents and rebels 
of the Swiss provinces, and particularly to mark the inde- 
pendent Genevans. The word, from the German, Eidgcnos- 
sen, confederates, was first written Eiguenot, and its present 
form may refer to a popular leader of the time, Hugues, a 
citizen of Besangon. 

The introduction, in 1561, of the Spanish Inquisition into 
The Netherlands, drove many hundreds of Walloon families 
into England, and the more remote provinces of Holland. 
After the dread vigil of Saint Bartholomew, August, 1572, 
still more of the Protestants made their perilous escape from 
France. Many of these families, although living for genera- 
tions in Great Britain or in the Dutch Republic, preserved 
their distinctively French traits. It was not so with our 
branch of Boucquet; the original spelling of the name was 
soon abandoned, and not a single French tradition has been 
preserved. Even the subtle workings of heredity have given 
us few legacies from Provence. The exiled Boucquets made 
Dutch marriages, and in their descendants the " Neder- 
landisch bloed " has been prepotent. It is ^a fact to be 
remarked, that not until the sixth generation in America, 
from the marriage of Jacob Bock6e' and Catharine Smith, 

*La France Heraldique : Charles Poplement, I""- 44. 


in 1783, and of his sisters, Marya and Annetje, a few years 
earlier, had there been any admixture of English blood, or 
had Dutch ceased to be the household language.* It is a 
good inheritance. For it, we may well exchange uncertain 
legends of minstrel and crusader. It is Holland which has 
shown to the world the principles of individual liberty and 
of independent thought in politics and in religion. The 
Dutch were a serious, brave and patient people; if seldom 
fired by enthusiasm, they were sustained by that persistent 
force which achieves more. In the sixteenth and seven- 
teenth centuries they gave to the world the example which 
has built up the United States; theirs were the resolute faces 
which still challenge us from the canvases of Franz Hals 
and of Rembrandt. 

C. W. Baird, in his History of the Huguenot Emigration to 
America, notes the influx to The Netherlands of Waldenses 
from the valleys of Piedmont, a people who had been the 
victims of thirty-three distinct crusades, and against whom, 
in 1655, the Duke of Savoy marched with fifteen thousand 
men, accomplishing the massacre of those whose dirge was 
sung by Milton. Holland and England hastened to offer 
refuge, and says Baird, "Certain it is that in the next few 
years a number of Waldensian families came from Holland 
to New Netherland. " It might then seem possible that as 
many of the Vaudois found shelter in Mannheim, whence 
came most of the passengers of 'T Bonte Koe's spring voyage 
of 1663, that Jerome Boucquet, who came therein to Nieuw 
Amsterdam, was a Boucquet of the Pays de Vaud, did we 
not know that he was living in Zeeland in 1641, 

In work which involves the guarding against false clues,'' 
the preserving of but fragmentary records as possible help 
to future historians,'^ the setting down of mere suggestions 

"When Abraham Bockee* went to the school of the Rev''- Mr. Barnet, pastor of 
the Oblong Society, now Amenia Union, he was called by his comrades, "the little 
Dutch boy." 

•> Much confusion has been wrought by the unwarranted assumption of Johannes 
Backer, of Albany, as the father of Abraham Bockee.^ There is no ground for 
such a belief. The Backers are a well known Dutch family with published records. 
In all the varying forms of Bockee, none give an "a" or final "r.'" 

"This is done particularly with the children of the daughters of Abraham 
Bockee,^ that their descendants may be able thus to connect their own records 
with the first of their maternal line. 


which may hereafter illuminate hypotheses now of but 
doubtful value, the process of elimination is needful, and 
the compiler must hold to a direct line. This book is to 
preserve a record of the descendants of Abraham Bock:i£e,'' 
in New York City, from 1683. In a supplementary chapter 
are given disconnected notes bearing on various lines of 
Boucquet, which may have a common if remote origin with 
us, but the American family begins with 


whose place as father of Abraham Bock^e " and as our immi- 
grant ancestor, is substantiated by the following letter:'* 

Commission pour l'histoire des Eglises Wallonnes. 

Leiden, le 13 fevrier, 1897. 
Madame Martha Bock^e Flint, 

Poughkeepsie, New York. 
Madame : 

En reponse k votre honor6e j'ai le honneur de vous communiquer 
qu' apres des longues et seneuses recherches, j'ai trouve concernant 
Abraham et Jerome Boque, Boucquet, Bocke, Boque, Boket, Bouquet, 
Bokee — (car tous les noms possibles out passe la revue) ce qui suit. 

1641, II aout, Mari6s a Middelbourg (Zelande) Jerohme Boqu6 et 
Anne I'Agache. 

1644, 16 Mai, Maries a Middelbourg, Jehrome Boucquet et Anne 

1647, 3 Mars, Baptist a Middelbourg, Frangoise fiUe de Jerome 

1676, 15 Mars, partirent Abraham Bouquet et sa femme qui ^taient 

membres de I'Eglise de Leyden, de cette ville pour ? (le 

lieu non plus mentione). 

C'est tout se qui se trouve sur un Abraham et un Jerome, et quant a 
Tanneke Andriessen ou Van Driesse, on pent dire avec beaucoup de 
certitude qu'elle n'est nulle part mentionee dans les archives wallonnes 
dont notre Commission peut disposer, c'est a dire dans celles qui ne sont 
perdues, comme c'est le cas pour celles de nombreuse petites Eglises, 
comme Ste Anne pres de Sluys. Les archives de petits endroits de ce 
genre n'out pas ete conservees. 


• In the Bibliotheque Wallonne at Leyden are collected all existing church regis- 
ters relating to Walloon families. What is not there preserved, is unquestionably 
lost, and individual search in Holland would be useless. 


In the Netherlandic province of Zeeland, at Middelburg,* 
on the storm-swept island of Walcheren, is the first trace 
found of our ancestor, Jerome Boucquet, in the entries cited 
by the Commission of Walloon History, in the preceding 
letter, of the marriage at Middelburg, 

August II, 1 64 1, of Anne I'Agache, 

May 16, 1644, of Anne Torion, 
to Jerome Boucquet. 

Four years later, March 3, 1647, is the baptism of his third 
child Frangoise,'' in Nieuw Amsterdam called Francyntje. It 
is probable that he was later living in Gelderland or in South 
Holland, for he is first mentioned in America as Jeronimus 
de Waal/ A fixed abode was comfort rarely enjoyed by 
those who had chosen poverty and exile as their part in life. 

In 1663, at the threatened invasion of the Rhine Palatinate 
by Charles, Duke of Lorraine, a party of Huguenots, chiefly 
Vaudois, left Mannheim, and, April 16, embarked at Ripen, 
one of the oldest towns in North Jutland, on 'T Bonte Koe, iV 
bound for Nieuw Amsterdam. There were ninety passen- 
gers, men, women and children, crowded into the little 
vessel, the greater part of whom were of French birth or 
immediate descent. Every adult paid thirty-nine florins 

• Middelburg, founded early in the twelfth century, was the first incorporated 
city of the Netherlands, receiving its charter in 1217. During the fourteenth and 
fifteenth centuries it had great commercial prosperity, in witness of which remain 
the stately houses of its merchants and the Rouenische Kade, the wharf where the 
wine-ships of Rouen unloaded, all French and Spanish wines for the Netherlands 
and the Rhine countries, paying duty here. The people of Middelburg are said by 
travelers to be "peculiarly and representatively Dutch," to possess more dignity 
and repose than any other Hollanders. 

•> A family name with the Boucquets of Saintonge. It is probable from the fact 
that Jerome Boucquet twice married women of French name, that he was the first 
of the family in Holland. I have strong reason to believe him a near kinsman of 
Francois Bouquet, page 152. 

« The Waal is one of the larger of that network of streams into which the Rhine 
in its lower course divides. It separates from the main river a few miles southeast 
of Arnheim, and joining the Meuse is variously known as the Waal, the Merwede, 
the North, the New, and the Old Meuse. 


passage money, in relative value, about sixty dollars, and 
children were at half price. 
Thereon was registered, 

"Jerome Boquet aus Walslandt, 
with wife and five children, aged eighteen, fifteen, nine, six 
and three years. " They were the issue of Jerome's second 
marriage, Abraham, son of Anne I'Agache, remaining in 
Holland for twenty years to come. Reaching Nieuw Am- 
sterdam, Jerome Boucquet went soon to the Walloon settle- 
ments on Long Island, where he was known as Jeronimus de 
Waal.* In 1667, he was owner of a village lot in Nieuw 
Utrecht, which he sold to Antoine du Chene, afterward hus- 
band of his daughter Annetje. 

Of the five children who came with Jerome Boucquet, the 
marriage of four daughters is given below. Of the fifth, no 
mention is found in existing records; the child probably died 
in youth. 


They were members of the church in Nieuw Utrecht, 
where Abraham du Toict owned a bouwerie in 1679. Chil- 
dren were baptized as follows : 

III. Catharine du Toict," June 2, 1678, Brooklyn. 

Hester du Toict,' April 4, 1680, Nieuw Utrecht. 
Madeleine du Toict,' 1682. 

In 1 68 1 they moved to Bergen County, ■= in the Province of 
East Jersey, and were received into the Church of Bergen, 
July 21, 1681, as 

Abraham du Toick, Bushwick ; 
Jannotje Bocquet,*^ Acquiknonk. 
In the register of Acquackanonk her name is given as 

" The name Bockee, in any of its many variations, does not occur in the Direc- 
tory of Householders in New York, 1665, nor in the Tax List of 1676. 

•■Son of Armand du Toict (du Toit, du Tork), a French soldier, living in Nieuw 
Amsterdam, and his wife, Madelaine Arnaud of Lille. 

"Bergen County then included the land between the Hudson and the Hacken- 
sack, northward to the boundaries of the Province. 

^ The maiden name of a woman is always given in Dutch records. 


Jannetje Boke. August 3, 1690, was baptized at Brooklyn, 
Ariaentje, child of Hans Teunissen Coevars and Jannetje 
Boka. This was probably the daughter of a second marriage 
of Jannetje Jeronimuse Boucquet, there being no trace of 
Abraham du Toict after going to Acquackanonk. 

II. 3. Franqoise Boucquet^ = Hendrick Claesen.* 

Frangoise, daughter of Jerome Boucquet, was baptized at 
Middelburg, in Zeeland, March 3, 1647. 

Among ' T Ledematen behoorende tot de Kerche van Nieuw 
York, May 31, 1674, are 

Hendrick Claesen, Spldeten, en 
Francyntje Bockee syn h. v. 

This is the first instance found of the spelling of Boucquet 
as Bockee. Their child, 

III. Catalyntje Claesen, was baptized December 5, 1673. 
It is probable that Hendrick Claesen, who married Adriaentje 
Browers, April 10, 1708, and Johannes Claesen, who married 
Marytje Reyt, were their sons. The name of Gerbrant 
Claesen occurs often in association with the children of Fran- 
cyntje's half-brother, Abraham Bockee.^ 

May 26, 1663, Hendrick Claesen and others owning land at 
'T Waaleboght had applied for permission to there ' ' form a 
hamlet among ourselves." 

Francyntje Bockee'' was a second wife, for there is recorded 
the marriage, July 5, 1664, of Hendrick Claesen j. m. van 
Muiden en Janneken Barents van Deventer, wed^ van Willem 

II. 4. Maria Boucquet^ = Jan Clement. 

There exists the record of the following children : 

III. Janneke Clement, ° bap. Aug. 26, 1676, Brooklyn. 

Pieter Clement,' bap. July 31, 1681, Nieuw Utrecht. 
Johannes Clement,' bap. Apr. 26, 1685, Vlacklandt. 
Annetje Clement,' bap. Dec. 8, 1687, Vlackbosch. 

* Claesen is a name appearing in the Indicaten Nobiliare of Holland and Belgium. 
In America, the family soon took the name of Romme, becoming Romeyn, a family 
into which Isaacq,^ son of Abraham Bockee, ^ married. 


Jan Clement was a mason who had emigrated in 1665. 
May 29, 1674, he bought from Pieter Jacobse a bouwerie at 
Gheele Hoeck in Nieuw Utrecht. He was on the roll of 
Nieuw Utrecht from 1675 to 1683. He lived also in Vlack- 
landt. In 1687 he took the oath of allegiance to the English 

II. 5. Annetje Boucquet* = Antoine du Chene.* 

The marriage is also recorded as Anna Bokee to Anthoni 
de Eyck. There is record of the following children : 

III. Marytje du Chene/ bap. July 27, 1679, Vlackebosch. 
Valentin du Chene/ bap. July 3, 168 1, Vlackebosch. 
Gerrit du Chene,' bap. June 28, 1683, Brooklyn. 
Anna du Chene,' bap. Apr. 19, 1686, Brooklyn. 

Annetje Boucquet,' before her marriage, was a member 
the Church of Nieuw Utrecht at its organization in 1677. 
Antoine du Chene arrived in Nieuw Amsterdam in 1663. In 
1667 he bought land in Nieuw Utrecht of Jerome Boucquet, 
and in 1669 the bouwerie of Abraham du Toict, also in 
Nieuw Utrecht, for sixteen hundred guilders. In 1687 he 
took the oath of allegiance, and was one of the patentees of 
the town, under Governor Dougan. 

» Sometimes written Du Ceen or Du Cesne. He is registered in Bergen as 
Antoni de Eycke, and Van Dyck probably became the family name. 


The earliest mention found of Abraham Bockee, son of 
Jerome Boucquet and his wife Anne TAgache, and born in 
Middelburg, Zeeland, in the year 1643, is in the frag- 
mentary record of the Reformed Church of Leyden, that on 
March 15, 1676, "Abraham Bouquet and wife, members of 
the Church of Leyden, set out from this city for * * *" 
Here the old paper is torn, a deplorable loss, but it is known 
that before coming to America, he lived for some years in 
Sluys.'* There were born his eldest children, Johannes' and 
Jacquemyntje Jeromina,' and from the Church of St. Anna,^ 
in the environs of Sluys, he, with his wife, Tanneke, took 
letters to the Church of Bergen in East Jersey. 

The first mention of Abraham Bockee' in America, is at 
the baptism of his daughter, Marytje. His name is there 
given as Abraham Bock. It next appears in the Register 
der Ledematen BeJioorende tot de KercJie van Bergen, that 
little octagonal stone church which, in 1680, replaced on the 
Town Plot the log-cabin which for eighteen years had served 
the devout pioneers. There is the entry of admission into 
membership, April i, 1684, of c 

Abraham Bockqut en syn g»t vrauw 
Tanneken Andriessen, 


St. Anna. 

'Sluys, also called St. Anna 'Ter Muiden, seated in a labyrinth of dividing 
streams, was at the head of a harbor giving anchorage to five hundred ships. All 
about the town were widespread bleaching grounds (Abraham Bockee^ was a 
weaver) and market gardens, and in the Barony of Sluys settled most of the hus- 
bandmen among the French exiles. As the nearest refuge for the escaping 
Protestants, it was during the seventeenth century overcrowded by those intend- 
ing to go to America. 

Sluys had been wrested from Spain in 1604, and strongly fortified, became one 
of the most important towns of The Netherlands?. It seemed a Mecca to the French 
of the Reformed Church, for in the Castle of Sluys, Coligny had been confined 
when taken prisoner in the battle of St. Quentin, and there, in lonely meditation 
over a Bible, he became a Protestant. 

""This church, established in 1584, was closed in 1806, and its registers were not 



His career is but briefly outlined by official records of the 
purchase of lands and by the baptism of his children. Even 
the exact time of his death is unknown, although various 
bits of evidence show that it could have been but shortly 
before the proving of his will, October 27, 1709. 

He married Tanneke Andriesse, 165-2-1754; with issue: 

ni. I. Johannes Bockee,' = Marytje Langet (p. 27). 

(p. 118). I, Hendrick Bre- 

2. Jacquemyntje Jeromina Bockee,'= voort; 

2. Jacob Harsen. 

3. Marytje Bockee,' = Samson Bensen (p. 120). 

4. Catalyntje Bockee,' = Dirck Bensen (p. 122). 

5. Tanneke Bockee,' =: Hendrick Peers (p. 124). 

6. Jacobus Bockee,' = Elysabet Burger (p. 28). 

7. Abraham Bockee,' = Rebekah Peers (p. 126). 

8. Isaacq Bockee," z= Brigita Romme (p. 148). ; 

9. Saraatje Bockee.' 
10. Elysabet Bockee." 

III. 9. Saraatje Bockee.' 

Bap. at Acquackanonk, June 19, 1699; Getuygen (spon- 
sors) : 

Christoffel Stenness, 
Martina Vermeule, 

h. V. van Domine G. Bertholft. 
Died unmarried. 

IH. 10. Elysabet Bockee.' 

Bap. in City of New York, March 17, 1704; Getuygen: 

Johannes Schenck, 
Juffrouw Aletta Douwe. 

Died unmarried, before 1721. 

On "the xvi day of March, Annoque Domini 1684, and in 
the xxxvi yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne lord and King 
Charles ye H," Abraham Bockee' bought lands at Acquack- 


anonk,'' in East Jersey, covering the site and vicinity of 
Passaic, The land was first deeded in 1679, by the Sachem 
Captahem, to Hans Dederick and company. This deed'' was 
renewed in 1684, by the Lords Proprietors of Eastern Jersey, 
to ''Abraham Bookey and others, mostly of Bergen," and 
the lands of Acqiiackanonk were transferred for the sum of 
fifty pounds.^ 

Parts of this tract were sold at different times, but some 
of the land remained in the family until after the Revolution. 
Of its final disposition no trace can be found. 

Other transactions are briefly indicated. 

"Dec. 4, 1692, Abraham Buckee, of Hockquecaning, in 
the Province of East New Jersey and County of Essex," for a 
"valuable sum of money," sold to John Bradbury, "a cer- 
tain tract of upland and pond having the river called and 
commonly known as the Third River running through it, on 
which the mill of the said John Bradbury now standeth," 
etc., etc. (Deeds, D. 404, Trenton.) 

Mar. 18, 1696, "Abraham Bockee, of the ffresh Water^ of 
the County of New Yorke, late of Aquanonk, in the County 
of Essex, in the Province of East Jersey, Weaver,'' of the 
one part, for ^30 current monie," sells to "Peter Powell, 
late of the County of Bergen and in the town of Aquach- 
onoque, a certain parcell of land in the township of Aquach- 
anoque, being of the New Lott No. 11, betwixt Johannes 

»Acquackanonk signifies "a place where gum-blocks (for pounding corn) 
abound." Beautiful liquidambar trees still characterize the region. The name 
was written variously as Akkwegnonk, Acquignonk, Aggungkok, and otherwise. 

t Recorded in Original Records at the Surveyor-General's office, Perth Amboy, 
Liber A., f. 1164. See a.\&o East Jersey under the Proprietary Governors, William 
Whitehead, p. 57. 

•See Grantees of East Jersey, Lib. V., f. 164, Office of the Secretary of State, 
Trenton, N. J. 

d Versche Water Hill, a tract of about fifty acres on the site of the Indian village 
of Catemuts (west of Broadway, between Franklin and Leonard Streets), was by 
the Dutch first called Kolch-hoeck, and rose above the pond, which took its name, 
later, CoUck, Anglicized as The Collect. In 1679, the Journal of Bankers and 
Sluyter, the Labadist raissioners, mention it as 'a delightful place a little out of 
town." The area of the pond became the site of The Tombs, and Chatham Square 
covers a part of the old bouwerie of Abraham Bockee.' 

• All Huguenots, of however noble descent and good estate, learned some handi- 
craft. It was as universal a point of conscience a.s the renunciation of their 
armorial bearings. 


Matthewse and the comon Lane," etc., etc. (Deeds, F, 230, 

On September 26, 1698, "Abraham Bocke, yeoman," was 
admitted as freeman of New York, but the family must still 
have spent much time at the " out-plantagon of Acquack- 
anonk," for the baptism of Saraatje, recorded in the Doop- 
Boeck van Ackensack,'^ J^ly iP; 1699, names her as "kint 
van Abraham Bokee en Tanneke zyn wyf of Aggunkok." 

January 3, 1698, Abraham Bockee'' became an owner in 
the Great Nine Partners' Patent, granted May 9, 1697, by 
William III., "through his trusty and well beloved Captain- 
General and Governor in Chief of his Province of New York, 
Benjamin ffletcher," to his loving subjects, Caleb Heathcote, 
Augustyn Graham, James Emott, Henry Filkin, David 
Jamison, Hendrick Teneyck, John Aretson, William Creed 
and Jar vis Marshall. 

The Patent extended over that beautiful tract of 

" Vacant land, Scituate, Lying and Being on Hudson's River within 
our Dutchess County, Bounded on the West by the Sd Hudson's River, 
Between the creek called by the Indians Aquasing, and by the Chris- 
tians the ffish Creeke, at the marked trees of Pauling and the land of 
Myndert Harmense and Company, so farr as their Bounds goes, then 
westerly by the lands of the Sd Harmense and Company until a southerly 
line Runn soe far South until it Comes to the South Side of a certain 
Meadow Wherein is a White oak tree marked with the letter H : T:, then 
southerly by an East and West line to the devision line between this our 
Provmce and our Colony of Connecticut, and So Easterly by the said 
devision line and northerly by the aforesaid fifish creeke as far as it 
goes, and from the head of the Sd Creeke by a parallel line to the South 
Bound, East and West reaching the aforesd Devision line."'' 

Within these bounds were granted 

" Rivoletts, streams, runns, quarryes, Fishing, fouling, hunting and 
hawking, mines, minerals (silver and gold mines excepted), advantages, 
Royaltyes, Hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever." 

This tract and its privileges was 

"To be holden of us, our heirs and successours in Free and Common 

"The Church of Hackensack included the membership at Acquackanonk, and 
the churches were not finally separted until 1744. 

'• The Patent also included nine Water Lots, narrow strips of land extending 
from its western limit across the southern part of the township of Hyde Park to 
the Hudson River. 


Socage as of our Mannour of East Greenwich, in our County of Kent, 
within our Realm of England, yielding, rendering and paying therefor 
yearly and every year, forever, unto us, our Heirs and Successours, on 
the feast Day of Annunciation of our Blessed Virgin Mary, at our City 
of New Yorke, the yearly Rent of three pence current money of our 
said Province, in lieu and stead of all other rents. Services, dues, dutyes 
and Demands whatsoever." 

The next year, January 6, 1698, Hendrick TenEyck and 
Petronella, his wife, deed to Wolfert Webber, Hendrick 
Van Schoyck and Abraham Bockee, 

"One full quarter or fourth part of his ninth share of a certaine 
Tract of land granted by Patent from the Late Governor, Coll : Benj : 
ffletcher, bearing date the 9th day of May, 1697, together with one full 
quartor of his ninth share of all woods, underwoods, trees, timber, 
fields, feedings, pastures, meadows, marshes, swamps, pools, ponds, 
swales, water-courses, fhsh-Creeks and other Rivers belonging to, or in 
any way pertaining thereunto." 

The sale was made for one hundred and five pounds and 
recorded in New York,=^ with the caption of ** Lands in 
Dutchess County." A survey made by Jacobus Terbos, in 
1746, locates the lands transferred by Hendrick TenEyck to 
the three associates, and those held by Abraham Bockee,* 
acquired by inheritance and by purchase from Henry Bo- 
gaart and Martin Hoffman,'' who then held the remainder of 
the land first conveyed by Hendrick TenEyck. 

Abraham Bockee' held 
(i). Lot No. I, in third quarter of Great Lot No. 5, 364 acres 
(2). " " 3, in second " " " " ''16,284 " 
(3). " " 3, in first " " " " " 27, 352 " 

(4). " " I, in first " " " " ''36, 350 " , 

at Shekomeko, to which was added, by purchase from Henry 
Bogaart and Martin Hoffman, April 19, 1750, subdivisions 
one and two of the three-sevenths part of the second quarter 
of Great Lot No. Thirty-six, two hundred and twenty-four 
acres, making the Bockee lands in No. Thirty-six, five hun- 
dred and seventy-four acres. *= 

» Lib. XXVIII., f. 28g. 

•> Henry Bogaart, baker, of New York City, and Martin Hoffman, merchant, of 

' See surveys and drafts in possession of Phoenix Bockee. As nearly as they can 
be now identified, (i) was land lying west of Clinton Corners; (a) north of Willow 
Brook, on or near the farm of the late Archibald Arnold, and (3) on Chestnut Ridge. 


To this estate in the then Krom Elbow Precinct/ later 
Amenia Precinct, and in 1788, the town of Amenia, but 
since the readjustment of boundaries, March 26, 1823, the 
southwest part of the township of Northeast, Abraham 
Bockee* came from New York City about 1760, and the 
spot became the homestead of the eldest branch of the 

September i, 1704, Abraham Bockee" and Tann^ke, his 
wife, join the Dutch Church of New York City, by letter 
from the Church of Bergen. In 1705, he is mentioned as 
•'a yeoman living near Stuyvesant's Bowery," but there is 
no reason to suppose that other residence is meant than at 
Versch Water Hill. 

The Records of the Lords Proprietors of East Jersey give 
the sale, April 18, 1706, by Jacob Osterhout and John 
Keyser, of London, through their attorney, Octavo Coen- 
radt, to Abraham Bokee of New York, husbandman, of " a 
parcel of land," three hundred and ninety- two acres, in 
Middlesex, by Lawrence Creek and Stony Brook. ^' 

This land was bought after the writing of the will of 
Abraham Bockee," and was not covered by the power of 
attorney given Tanneke Bockee November 6, 17 19, signed 
by her children and sons-in-law, to facilitate the sale of 
lands. In 1742, her grandson, Abraham Bockee,^ began 
suit for its recovery, it having been sold by Tanneke in 1721 
for four hundred and fifty pounds. The summary of the 
case, by his lawyer, William Monat, is here given, for the 
light it throws upon the family history, but as no farther 
evidence remains of the suit, it was probably abandoned. 

' 'Abraham Buckkee of New York, deceased, on the 2nd day of Octo- 
ber, 1702, made and executed his last Will in writing; afterward he 
purchased a Valuable Tract of Land in the Jersies ; sometime after this 
purchase, he died without altering his Will or Testament or making 
any Codicil or other Will. 

* Krom Elbow Precinct extended across the middle of Dutchess County from the 
Hudson River to the Connecticut Line. Amenia Precinct was erected from Krom 
Elbow, March 20, 1762, and included "the g Easternmost Lotts," No. 28 to No. 36, one 
allotted to each partner. Lot No. 36 was assigned to Hendrick TenEyck. 

'> This land lay south of New Brunswick. In the deed given by Tanneke and her 
children Jacquemyntje Bockee, then wife of Jacob Harsen, is called Jeromina. 
(Deeds, C.-a, f. 426, Trenton.) 


Johannes, his eldest son, died before his father Abraham, leaving 
behind him a son who died soon after, without leaving issue. Jacobus, 
the second Son, became Heir to his Father and also to his Nephew 
Johannes's Son, as well to the Land beqiieathed to Johannes by the 
Will before mentioned, as to the Land purchased by his Father Abra- 
ham after making his said Will. 

Jacobus, at the earnest request and solicitation of his mother Tanna- 
kee, together with the other children of Abraham Buckkee, executed a 
Power of Attorney in favour of his mother Tannakee, Impowering her 
to enter upon all the Lands belonging to him as Heir-at-Law to his said 
Father, and to dispose of the same. Which Power of Attorney dates 
from the 29th of November, 1718. 

Jacobus, at the time of executing the Power of Attorney above men- 
tioned, with the other children of Abraham Buckkee, executed a Bond 
in favour of his mother, Tannakee, for the sum of ;^i,ooo, New York 
currency, with the Condition that if he the said Jacobus, with the other 
Children, should at all times afterward maintain the power to be good 
in Law against them and their Heirs and all others Claiming any Title 
to the Real Estate of Abraham Buckkee, their Father, deceased, and 
should so often as their mother Tannakee sold off any part of the said 
Real Estate by vertue of that Power, execute with her such Convey- 
ances thereto as the purchaser should desire according to the true intent 
and meaning of that Power and the Parties thereto, then the Bond 
should be Void." 

Jacobus after executing this Bond and before his mother Tannakee 
alienated any of the Lands belonging to him, died. Tannakee, the 
mother, after the decease of Jacobus who was Heir at Law to all the 
said Lands, did under Pretence and colour of the Power of Attorney and 
Bond aforesaid, alienate the Tract of Land which Abraham the father 
had purchased after making his last Will and Testament and to which 
Jacobus became sole heir as aforesaid, to Abraham Van Home of New 
York, Merchant, as appears by a Power and assignation of the said 
Bond made by the said Tannakee to the said Abraham Van Home, 
bearing date the first day of Janrs. 1722. 

Abraham Buckkee of New York, Merchant, Son and Heir at Law to 
Jacobus Buckkee, claims the Lands above mentioned. I am of opinion 
that Abraham Buckkee has a good right of Inheritance in Fee Simple 
of and in that Land above mental, the same having legally devolved 
upon him in manner aforesd, and that the alienation or sale thereof 
made by Tannakee Buckkee to Abraham Van Home under colour of 
the Bond and Power of Attorney aforesd, after the decease of Jacobus 
Father of the Deraandent, is ipso facto void and cannot operate in Law. 

Will: Monat." 

• Office of the Town Clerk of and in the City of New York. Lib. No. 30 of Con- 
veyances and Mortgages, f. 205. 




The Second day of October in the year of our Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ, one thousand seven hundred and two, 1, Abraham Buckkee of 
Fresh Water Hill within the limits of the City of New York, being Sick 
and Weak of Body, but praised be God, of perfect and sound Memory, 
do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form follow- 
ing — that is to Say 

First I bequeath my Soul to the merciful hands of God who gave it 
me, and my body to the earth to be decently Buried at the discretion of 
my executors to be hereinafter named, and as for the disposal of such 
Worldly Estate as God hath blessed me with, I bequeath the same as 
f olloweth : — 

lietn. I give and bequeath to my loving wife Tankee all that my 
plantation at a place in the Province of East New Jersey called 
Aquaquanunc, with all my Cattle, as Cows, Bull and Horses and all 
other my personal Estate whatsoever, until she marry again after my 
Decease, and if it should happen that she my said Wife Tankee should 
after my Decease live unmarried for the Space of one whole year, then 
I bequeath to each of my Children (my eldest Son excepted) the Just 
and full Sum of Thirty Pounds, Current Money of New York to be paid 
to them as they come to Lawful! Age of twenty-one years, or Marriage, 
and in the Interim to be put out for their Use ; and that if my said Wife 
desire it, she shall keep the said Children's portion in her hand until 
the above said time limited for the said Children to receive the same, 
giving my other Executors hereafter mentioned with her, Sufficient 
Security and paying the Interest as it then goes. 

And to my eldest son, Johannes Buckkee, I bequeath all that my 
Land at a certain place called Pokkeepsinck, which lyes in Dutchess 
County within the Province, as well the undivided as the divided, to be 
held by him, his Heirs and Assigns forever, and alsoe ten pounds in 
money, with this Provisoe, for Considerations and Reasons best to me 
Known, he shall not dispose nor have any Command of either the said 
given Land at Pokkeepsinck, nor also of the money but as my Executors 
or the major part of them shall think fit and join with him in the Sale 
and disposal of the same. And it is my Will that if my Wife should 
come to dye before my youngest Child be twelve years of Age, then the 
said child shall be brought up out of my personal Estate as aforesaid 
until it be twelve years old. But if my Wife after such her Marriage 
come to Dye, then my children are to be equal Heirs of all that herein- 
before I have bequeathed unto her, she being only a Tenant for life in 
Case of her Second Marriage. And that an Inventory of my Estate at 
her marrying again be taken, which shall be made Good to my children 

•New York Hall of Records, Lib. VII., f. 426. 


at her Decease, each to have an equal share thereof, she enjoying only 
the mean profits thereof during her life, provided always and on condi- 
tion should any Accident happen, for and on account of Necessity, she 
shall have full power and as good authority as I have, to sell and dispose 
of the plantation, Aquaquanonk, aforesaid, and her Conveyance in Law 
to be good, and what then of my Estate shall remain, shall be equally 
divided among my Children, none Excepted. 

Executors of this my last Will, I make my loving wife, Tankkee 
Buckkee, Andrew Tiebout and Christopher Stenmoss, and in Case of 
the Decease of one of these, my Executors to Chuse another to act, do 
and perform the office of the party deceased. 

And revoking all other wills, I declare this to be my Last Will and 

Testament, in Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal 

this day and year first above mentioned. 


Sealed, signed, and delivered, 

published and declared in the 

presence of us, 

WoLFERT Webber, 

Edward Cole, 

William Huddleston. 

Proved before Richard Ingoldsby Commander in Chief of ye Prov- 
ince of New York, New Jersey, &c., ye 27th Octor, 1709. 


The wife of Abraham Bockee' was Tanneke Andriesse, 
born in 1652, dying in the City of New York, at the house 
of her grandson, Abraham Bockee,* on Whitehall Street, 
January 20, 1754. The death is recorded by him in his folio 
Dutch Bible,* now in the possession of his great-great-grand- 
son, Harry Bockee Salkeld,' as follows: 

" New York, Den 2ote Januarius, 1754, is overleden myn Groot Moeder 
(of aanders myn Vaders Moeder) Tanneke Bockee out Zynde hondcrt 
en twee Jaeren." 

Her parentage and descent are imcertain. Her name 
appears as Andries, Andriesse and Andriessen (Anderson) ; 
as Tanneke Jacobse, as Van Driesse, Van Driessen and 

•"Zyn Bock, geboght den 26 July, New York, anno 1744," is his inscription 


Van der Driesche. From the principle*^ on which Dutch 
surnames were formed, it may be assumed with certainty 
that she was the daughter of one Jacob Andries, and that 
she was born in Driesse, or Driessen. Such a village there 
was, now Drossen, in Brandenburgh, sixty miles northeast 
of Frankfort on the Oder. 

Annetje Andries, who married (i) Wilgard, (2) Willem 

Huycken, and (3) Simon De Hart, was her sister, as was 
probably Francj^ntje Andries, wife of Abraham Lubberts. 

Andries Andriessen, shipwright, is said by Mr. Riker to 
have been the father of Tanneke Bockee. I think it more 
probable that he was her brother. He had come first to 
'T Suydt Rivier, from " Westeroder, in Sweden,"'' and was 
spoken of as a Fin. September 10, 1655, he bought a plan- 
tation on Long Island, "beyond the Hellgate," the name 
then applying to the entire East River. Shortly after, 
October 17, he married Wytys Huytes van Vrieslandt, and 
children, Jacob and Mar)'tje, were baptized in 1659 and 
1664. In 1682, his widow married Jan Vinge. July 10, 
1660, he bought a lot on 'T Smee Straat,'= in Nieuw Amster- 
dam, and his name occurs often in the affairs of the city. 

That Tanneke Andriesse Bockee was a woman of execu- 
tive ability and strong self-will is shown by her administra- 
tion of her husband's estate. Her long life brought her 
within the boyish recollection of Judge Egbert Benson, 
1746-1833, cousin to the children of her daughters, Marytje 
and Catalyntje, and he used to tell Abraham Bockee' that 
"she was a Tartar. " The probabilities are strongly against 
her being of Dutch descent. 

» A fixed surname was in rare use among the Dutch before the eighteenth cen- 
tury. Adrian, son of Hendrick Jansen, would be Adrian Hendricksen ; and 
Adrian's son William would be Willem Adrianse. A name was often taken from 
the employment, as Winchell, from a shop; Bleecker, a bleacher; or from resi- 
dence or birthplace, Bogaart, an orchard ; Van der Veer, from the Ferry. Brothers 
often grew up with different cognomens, thus greatly complicating the study of 
families of Dutch extraction. 

"The name is variotisly written, sometimes as Westroos. The place may be 
Westros, near Stockholm, or the ' oder ' in the form given may even refer to the 
river of Brandenburgh and connect him with the supposed birthplace of Tanneke 

« William Street, between Wall and Pearl Streets. 


In the old Trouw-Boeck of the Dutch Church of New York 
City is this record : 

"Johannes Bokee j. m. van Sluis in Vlanderen* getrouwet met 
Marytje Langet j. d. van Esopiis, den 28 December, 1706." 

The Doop-Boeck gives the baptism of their children : 

IV. I, Tanneke Bockee/ bap. Oct. 8, 1706; d. i. 

2. Abraham Bock^e,* bap. Oct. 26, 1709; d. i. 

3. Abraham Bockee/ bap. Oct. 8, 1710; d. i. 

In the Will of Abraham Bockee,' Johannes is given "All 
his land at a certain place called Pokkeepsinck in Dutchess 
County.'"' He died, however, before his father. His birth 
in Sluys must have occurred between the years 167 6-1 682. 

His wife, Marytje, daughter of Franz Langet, married 
secondly, as here recorded : 

" May 24, 1 71 5. Jan Tomasse 3. m. van Nieuw York, met Marytje 
Langet wede van Johannes Boke, getrouwet." 

• In all Dutch documents the name of birthplace rather than of residence, is given. 
••The vague expression of the Nine Partners territory. 

Ill- 6. JACOBUS BOCKEE/ 1690-1720. 

Jacobus Bockee,' second son, and at the death of his 
brother Johannes,' heir of Abraham Bockee,' was baptized 
in the Neder-Dutch Church of Bergen, April 22, 1690, and 
died early in the year 1720. 

In deeds and conveyances he is named as cordwainer. 
June 8, 1 7 16, he married Elysabet Burger' (p. 29). 

Issue : 

IV. I. Abraham Bockee," b. Feb. 26, 1718; bap. Mar. 2 

(P- 35)- 

2. j Pieter Bockee,* ) ^^p ^p^.^ ^^^ ^^^^_ 

3. ( Jacob Bockee,* ) 

The registry of their baptism is in this form : 

Eltern. Kinder. Getttygeti. 

Jacob Bockee obytt f Pieter \ Jans Harris, Catharine Courfort, 

Elisabeth Burger ( Jacob ) Abraham Boke, Jac(juemyntje Brevoort. 

The children were not designated as tiveelinger, which 
was usual at the baptism of twins, as they doubtless were. 
There is no subsequent mention ^ of them, and they probably 
died in infancy, before the marriage, July 12, 1723, of 
Elysabet (Burger") Bockee to Alexander Phoenix. 

"There was in Albany, in 1752, one Pieter Bockes, with whom the Bockes family 
of Saratoga do not claim kindred, whose origin cannot be traced, and who is not 
known to have left descendants. The possibility, merely, exists that he was the 
child Peter. 


On the first page of 'T Trouw-Boeck of Nieuw Amsterdam 
under date of December i8, 1639, is registered the marriage 
by Domine Everardus Borgardus, the second marriage re- 
corded in Nieuw Nederlandt, of 

Burger Joriszen,/. ;;/. van Herzberg in Silesia en 
Engeltje Mans,''/, d. va?i Coinxste in Sweden. 

In the first Register der Ledematen, 1649, their names 
occur as " Burger Joriszen en Engeltje Mans syn huysvrau." 

Issue : 
II. Catharyn Burger," bap. Dec. 16, 1640. 
Maryken Burger," bap. Dec. 14, 1642. 
Joris Burger," bap. July 28, 1647 (page 31). 
Janneken Burger," bap. Jan. 30, 1650, = David Hen- 


Hermanus Burger,'= '• „ "^'*' Margarietje Karstens; 

bap. Mar. ,, ,65.. '■ ^^J^., .707, Geertruy Koorse, 

^ vj' J wed^ van Stoeftel Christianzen. 

Elsje Burger," = Oct. 31, 1674, Jan Sipken, Soldaet van 

bap. Dec. 31, 1653. Amsterdam. 

_., ^ , I, 1680, Catalina Bedloe, wed*^ van 

Claes Burger, = ,.'.,, 

^ *' ^ Tan Sickerley. 

bap. June 15,1657. .. r> v t^ j.. 

^ -^ 2. May 15, 1702, Rebecca Bradt. 

Lysbeth Burger," = May 12, 1681, Tymen Franzen van 

bap. May 18, 1659. Dyck. 

Johannes Burger," bap. Feb. 16, 1661, = Helena Turck. 

Elias Burger," bap. April 2, 1663. 

ELYSABET BURGER. 1692-1754. 

Elys ABET Burger,' younger daughter of Joris Burger" and 
Elysabet (Lubberts) Evertsen, was baptized in New York 

* There is every reason to believe the name " Mans '" was but the contraction of 
Hermanns. Their second son, baptized Hermanus, was called "Mans." Arendt 
Hermanzen and Augustyn Heerman were sponsors for several of the children, and 
the latter was repeatedly associated in business with Burger Joris. This Augustyn 
Heerman, of Prague, had come over with Kieft in 1633. He was one of the Nine 
Men of Nieuw Amsterdam and later Lord of Bohemia Manor in Maryland. See 
Archives of Maryland. 


City, July 31, 1692, the gctuygen being Arent Harmenszen 
and Ewis Lubberts. Her descent in both paternal and ma- 
ternal lines, gives interesting glimpses of the Dutch families 
who built up Nieuw Amsterdam. 

B. July , 1692. 

M. (i) June 8, 17 16, Jacob Bock^e; 

(2) July 19, 1723, Alexander Phoenix.^ 

D. Feb. 28, 1757, 
thus recorded by her son, Abraham Bockee :* 

"1757, New York op den 28 February, ist overleyden. Elisabeth 
Burger weduwe van Jacob Bockee, daar na Huysvrouw van Alexander 
Phcenix, tot dese Dagh outzynde sestigh yaaren." 

The issue of her second marriage was as follows : 

1. Johannes Phoenix, bap. April 12, 1724. 

2. Alexander Phoenix, bap. Dec. 11, 1726, = Cornelia . 

Issue : 

Elizabeth Phoenix. 

Fanny Phoenix. 

Alexander Phoenix. 

John Phoenix. 

Daniel Phoenix, = Anna Lewis Phillips. 


Jonas Phillips Phoenix, = Mary Whitney. 

Issue : 

Whitney Phoenix, d. i. 

Mary Caroline Phoenix, = George Henry Warren. 

Phillips Phoenix. 

Harriet Whitney Phoenix, = Isaac Bronson. 

Anna Lewis Phoenix, d. unm. 

Stephen Whitney Phoenix, d. unm. 

Lloyd Phoenix. 

•Alexander Phoenix was grandson of Alexander Fenwick, b. 1589, the younger 
son of Sir John Fenwick of Northumberlandshire. The crest of the Fenwicks is a 
gorged phoenix in biirsting flames. Intermediate forms of the name in America 
were ffenwick, Fennex, Phinex. Alexander Phoenix had married (1) Hester Van 
Vorst, and (2) Margareta Courfort, with issue Jacob Phoenix, 1713-47. m. Mary 
Romme ; Gerard, d. i.; Mary, m. John Bxceen; Gerard ; Telemon, m. Aaltje Taljou. 


3. Anna Phoenix, bap. April 8, 1730; d. unm. 

4. Catharine Phoenix, bap. Oct. 7, 1733, = Adolph Waldron. 

5. Daniel Phoenix, bap. March 31, 1736; d. i. 

6. Daniel Phoenix, = i. Hannah Tredwell;'' 

bap. July 31, 1737, 2. Elizabeth Piatt. "• 

Issue : 

Gerard Phoenix. 

Elizabeth Phoenix, = Nathaniel Gibbs Ingraham. 

I . Patty (Gibbs) Ingraham ; 
Alexander Phc£nix (the Rev^^),= 2. Elizabeth Tappan; 

3. Sarah Strong. 
Rebecca Phoenix, = Eliphalet Williams. 
Sidney Phoenix, d. unm. 
Amelia Phoenix, d. i. 
Jannet Phoenix, = Richard Riker. 


JoRis Burger," housewright, was born July, 1647. No 
record of his death has been found. His marriage is thus 
recorded : 

" Getrouwet den gten Jan. 1689, Joris Burger j. m. van Nieuw York 
en Lisbeth Lubberts wede van Dirck Evertsen, beide wonende alhier." 

Her name is elsewhere written " Elsje Lubbers h. v. v. 
Joris Burger. " When admitted to membership of the Dutch 
Church, November 29, 1671, it was as " Lysbet Lubberts, 
h. V. van Dirck Evertsen. " She was the daughter of 

"Gysbert Lubberts uyt de Beemster in Noordt HoU^' en 

Lysbet Thomas van London." Married February 4, 1650, 

with issue : 

I, Dirck Evertsen; 
Lysbet Lubberts, b. 1651, = , . ^ ^j 
•^ ' "^ 2. Jons Burger. 

Gerrit Lubberts, ) , 

Dirck Lubberts, [ • ^ 53- 

Gerrit Lubberts, b. 1655, = Alida Evertsen. 

Eva Lubberts, = Arent Hermans Bussing. 

• See Plait MSS. of M. B. F 


Gysbert Lubberts was the son of Lubbert Gerritsen, in 
Gravesend until after 1657; in Haarlem 1661; d. Nov., 1673. 
The name Lubbert was equivalent to Lambert. Some of 
the family took the name of Westervelt. 

The children of Joris and Lysbeth (Lubberts) Burger 

IIL I. Engeltje Burger/ bap. 1689, = Gerrit Hassing, 

2. Elysabet Burger,' = i. Jacob Bockee; 

bap. July 31, 1692. 2. Alexander Phoenix. 

BURGER JORIS. 1612-1671. 

Burger Joris ' (Citizen George), a native of Silesia, came 
to Rensselaerwyck in 1637. He owned a sloop and traded 
between Fort Orange and The Manhattans. Two years 
later, he was living in Nieuw Amsterdam, and September 19, 
1639, three months before his marriage, is recorded the 
certificate of Director-General Kieft giving to Burger Joris, 
Farrier,^ the use for four years, of the anvil, bellows and 
forge belonging to the West India Company. A map of 
Nieuw Amsterdam,^ made in 1643, shows the grant to Burger 
Jorison of eleven rods on "the Road to the ferry," between 
the lots of Wessel Evertsen and Hendrick Jansen. A little 
later, Arendt van Corlear writes to the Patroon of Rensselaer- 
wyck, a letter dated, "At the Manhattans, the i6th of June, 
1643," in which he speaks of Adrian Van der Donck's pro- 
posed colony at the Katskill, saying, " I have been to Kats- 
kill with some colonists and your Honour may be assured 
that he intends to plant a Colonic there. Borger Jorison 

"Farrier, i. e., ferrier, now, blacksmith, long one of the most honored as still one 
of the most useful of handicrafts. An old chronicle says, "Every true Knight 
must be his own good farrier." Burger Joris had, afterward, his own smithy on 
his land at Hanover Square. 

•> Essentially the same as "The Duke's Plan of the Town of Mannados," drawn 
in September, 1661. 


who has hitherto been in the Lord's Colonie will live there 
also. He has let his bouwerie to Brandt Peelen for two 
hundred guilders-'^ a year." 

This plan was abandoned, for a fortnight later, July 3, 
1643, Burg-er Joris bought thirty morgens^ of land on Cana- 
pauka Creek, later, Dutch Kills, Newtown, Long Island, and 
where, in 1654, he built a tide-water mill on the creek long 
after known as Burger Kills. = Although this primitive mill 
could grind but a few schepels of corn a day, — the Dutch 
schepel was about three pecks, — thither resorted the people 
from all the neighbouring bouweries, even rowing several 
miles from New Haarlem. 

September 17, 1644, Hendrick Jansen deeds to him, house, 
garden and brewery. In 1646, a lot bordering the present 
Hanover Square, was granted him, and his house was on the 
northeast corner of the Square, adjoining Govert Locker- 
mann. From him, for more than a century, Old Slip was 
called "-'T Burger Joriszen's Paatje" and "the Burgher's 
Path." March 15, 1652, he subscribes one himdred of the 
six thousand guilders required to enclose Nieuw Amsterdam 
with palisades and ditch in defence against an expected 
invasion of the Indians from Connecticut. For a period of 
over twenty years there are continued records of the pur- 
chase and sale of lands and houses, by Burger Joris. It is 
to be remembered that he was a German, not a Hollander, 
and his transactions show little of Dutch conservatism. 

He was admitted to the Burgher-Recht of Nieuw Amster- 
dam, April 16, 1657. The exact date of his death is unknown. 
It occurred between April 7, 1670, when the appointment, 
made a month earlier by the Town Meeting of Newtown, of 
" Mr. Burger, Capt. Lawrence and others," to lay out high- 
ways, was confirmed by Governor Lovelace, and April 25, 
167 1, when his wife Engeltje qualifies as his executrix. 

"Equal to eighty dollars, but relatively, a much larger sum. 

•"The morgan equalled two and one-tenth acres. 

"July 19, 1693, Engeltje Mans, widow and administratrix of Burger Joris, and 
Joris Burger, eldest son and heir of Burger Joris, transfer lands on Mishpath Kills, 
known as the Mill Lands, to Bourgon Broucart. (Clerk's Office, Jamaica; Lib. B, 
No. 2, f. 352 ) other lands in Newtown were sold to John Purcell, and in 1852, were 
owned by Abraham and William Poynter. 


" Engeltje Mans, widdow and Relict of Burger Joris admitted Execu- 
trix of her husband's estate. 

Whereas Burger Joris, late of Mashpag Kills, deceased, did in his 
lifetime make his last Will and Testament, wherein he left his wife, and 
now Relict, Engeltje Mans, sole Executrix if shee should happen to sur- 
vive him, which is now come to pass, to ye end ye said Executrix may 
be in a capacity to secure ye estate of ye said deceased and to dispose of 
it as in ye said Will and Testament required. There are to Certify that 
the afore mengoned Engeltje Mans, widdow and relict of the deceased 
and by him nominated his Executrix, is by mee admitted and confirmed 
to all interests and purposes of the whole estate together with ye goods 
and Chattels of whatever nature and Kinde soever, heretofore belonging 
to or in any wise apertaining to ye aforesaid Burger Joris, deceased. 

And ye said Engeltje Mans has hereby full power and lawful 
authority to act in ye premises and to dispose thereof as Executrix as 
by the Lawes of this Government allowed to doe. 

Given under my hand and seal at fforte James in New Yorke, this 

25th day of April in ye twenty third yeare of his Majestie's Reigne, 

Anno Domini 1671. t^ t 

' Francis Lovelace, 


Surrogate's Office, New York, Liber I, f. 280. 

For thirty years Burger Joris had been active in the affairs 
of New Netherland. In temperament he was evidently 
irascible, and little amenable to law, as shown in this, one 
of many similar entries in the Dutch MSS. : "77/^ Fiscal vs. 
Burger Joris, for Slander and for threatening to have a piece 
of his body before he left the country. " Fined sixty guilders, 
and "to remain in prison until paid. After Judgment, the 
Defendant used threatening language toward the Bench, 
and was ordered to be kept in irons for twenty-four hours 
after his fine was paid." 

But it goes far toward making the offence a venial one, if 
it be remembered that the Fiscal was the mischief-making 
Cornelis van Tienhoven, soon after denounced by Burger 
Joris's friend, Augustyn Heerman, as a blase-geist. As a 
contrasting light may be quoted the entry, March 4, 1649, 
when " Borger Jorison and Augustyn Heerman, Ensigns, 
assembled on invitation of the Honourable Director-General 
in the parlour at the ffort," in judgment upon the seditious 
Journal of Adrian Van der Donck. Burger Joris then voted 
that ' ' he should remain confined until examined, as he 
deserves. " 

IV. I. ABRAHAM BOCK^E/ 1718-1776. 

Abraham Bockee/ son of Jacobus Bockee' and his wife, 
Elysabet Burger, was born in New York City, February 26, 
1 718, O. S., and baptized March 2, the Getuygen being 
Conraedus Courfort and his grandmother, Tann^ke Bockde. 
From the early death of his father, and the marriage of his 
mother to Alexander Phoenix, in 1723, Abraham Bockee 
was reared in the family of his step-father, who, in his Will, 
made him co-heir with his own children. ■"• 

Novembers, 1741, he married Maria Kaar, daughter of 
Anthoni Kaar and Annetje Huycken, born in New York, 
August 22, 1 7 14, O. S., baptized August 25, with Denys 
Verduyn and Maria Huycken as Getuygen. 

Abraham Bockde* died at Shekomeko, January 22, 1776. 

Maria (Kaar) Bockee died January 28, 1776. 


V. I. Jacob Bockee,' b. July 22, 1742; d. July 15, 1747. 

2. Annetje Bockee,' b. Aug. 17, 1743; d. July 19, 1744. 

3. Elizabeth Bockee,' b. Oct. 12, 1744; d. Feb. 5, 1749. 

4. Anthony Bockee,' b. Oct. 9, 1745; d. July 15, 1746. 

5. Marya Bockee,' b. May 30, 1747. (Page 98.) 

6. Catharina Bockee,' b. Nov. 14, 1748; d. Dec. 30, 1752. 

7. Abraham Bockee,' b. March 19, 1750; d. May 4, 1751. 

8. Annetje Bockee,' b. June 12, 1751. (Page 107.) 

9. Abraham Bockee,' b. Aug. 18, 1753 ; d. Aug. 29, 1753. 

10. Elizabeth Bockee,' b. April 10, 1756; d. May 23, 1756. 

11. Jacob Bockee,' b. Oct. 18, 1757. (Page 51.) 

These births and deaths are recorded by Abraham Bockee* 
in his Bible, as follows: 

' He received from the Phcenix Estate, £,m%. 



Maria Car is geboren 22 Augus- 
tus Anno 1 714. Neue Style 2^ Sep- 

Abraham Bockee ys geboren den 
26 Februarius Anno 171 7/8, de gte 
Mar. N. S. 

1 74 1 op den 8te November Abram 
Bockee met Maria Car in den 
hulycke Staat getrouwet. 

New York Der 22 July us, 1742 
geboren onse Zoon Jacob Bockee 
des donderdaghs Morgen. 

New York den 17 Augustus, 1743 
is geboren onse doghter Annetie 
Bockee des Wonsdaghs Morgen. 

New York den 12 October 1744 
is geboren onse Doghter Elizabeth 
Bockee des Vrydaghs Morgen s. 

New York den 9 October 1745 
is geboren onse Zoon Anthony 
Bockee des Woensdagh nach mid- 
dagh tusschen 4 en de 5 uren. 

New York den 30 May 1 747 is ge- 
boren onse Doghter Marya Bockee 
des Saterdaghs avonts tusschen 10 
en II uren. 

New York den 14 November 1748 
is geboren onse Doghter Catharina 
Bockee Des Mondaghs Morgen 
tusschen 4 en 5 uren. 

New York den 19 Maart 1749/50 
is geboren onse Soon Abraham 
Bockee des Maandaghs avonts 
tusschen 8 en 9 uren, en Gedoopt 
den 25 by Domine Ritsma, begin 
de het jaar 1750. 

New York den 12 June 1751 is 
geboren onse Doghter Annetje 
Bockee des Wonsdaghs avonts (in 
Plaats de 23*6 newwe styl. 

New York Den 15 Julyus, 1747 is 
overleden onse Zoon Jacob Bockee 
Des Mondaghs Morgens. 

New York den 19 July 1744 is 
overleden onse doghter Annetie 

New York den 5 February 1 749 
is overleden onse doghter Elizabeth 
Bockee Dengsdagh Morgen. 

New York den 15 Julyus, 1746 
is overleden onse Zoon Anthony 
Bockee, Densdagh nach middagh 
tusschen 4 en de 5 uren. 

New York den 30 December, 1752 
N. S. is overleden onse Doghter 
Catharina Bockee Des Saterdaghs 

New York den 4 May 1751 is 
overleden onse soon Abraham 
Bockee Saterdaghs Morgens. 


New York Den i8 Augustus 1753 is Geboren onse soon Abraham 
Bockee des Saterdaghs Morgens voor dagh en Sondagh de igte gedoopt 
by Domine Devonde. Getuygen, Alexander Phoenix en Elizabeth 
Burger Zyu huysvrouw. 

New York den 29 Augustus 1753 is overleden onse hiervoor gemelde 
soon Abraham Bockee De frydagh avonts. 

New York den 10 April, 1756 is geboren onse Doghter Elizabeth 
Bockee des Sondaghs, en vyf weeken gelebt to Sondaghs de 23 May, 
1756. Getuygen oot Den Doop, Alexander Phoenix en Elizabeth Burger 
Zyn Huysvrouw. 

1757. In New York op den 18 October is geboren onse Soon Jacob 
Bockee Des Dongsdaghs avont te acht uren. Getuygen tot den Doop 
voor Domine Devonde Des Sondaghs de 23 October, Daniel Phoenix en 
Catharina Phoenix. 

Of Maria (Kaar) Bockee but few memorials remain; her 
little Dutch Bible and her receipts for oleijkoecks and 
momvelies are all. It is remembered that she could not 
speak English at her marriage, and that before her death 
she became blind. As the geologist from a single bone 
builds up the extinct saurian, so we may, from scattered 
traces of Abraham Bockee,^ form our conception of the man, 
alert and versatile in business, genial and affectionate in 
personal relations, who dying in middle life, had yet led an 
active and varied career. His handwriting is noticeable and 
significant, the clear, clerkly script of the seventeenth cen- 
tury which had already become old-fashioned. Not less 
suggestive is the fact that although his legal papers were 
sometimes sealed with the heraldic device of Boucquet, he as 
often used what he seems to have adopted as his individual seal, 
a horseshoe crossed by mallet and hatchet, with the initials 
A. B., as if he gladly bore witness to his skill as craftsman, 
for Abraham Bockee,* like his father and uncles, had been 
trained as an artisan, and wrote himself "Smith" until April 
25, 1752, when he rented his forge to his wife's nephew, 
Anthony Chardovoine, for a yearly sum of ten pounds.^ 

«The inventory then made has its interest : 

I Anvil I Ladle hamers 2 holsters 

I bellows 4 Pr. tongs 2 Rules 

I Large Vice i shovel and poker 2 Gages 

1 Big Iron 3 nail drills i scru plait and tapsin 

2 sledges i scail Beem and Scails 2 smood files 

3 Hand hamers 10 pins or Mandrils i pump drill 

2 Bench hamers 2 cold chisels i Lardge conipas. 








Cedar Planck 


Sash frames 




Window glass 


Oak joys 


Barrel Turpentine 


Hogs' Cornell 



From that time/ we find mention of him as a merchant, 
with indications of a large foreign trade. A letter from the 
Barbadoes, addresses him as "a Gentleman recommended for 
doing good-natured offices for strangers." How varied was 
the range of commodities in a single shop may be seen from 
the entries on one page of his Ledger and Day-book. Lum- 
ber, lime and other building materials were sold in largest 
quantity, but there were sold, 

Guilt pocket cases 
Blanck books 
Speling books 
Laws of this CoUony 
Swanskin blanckets 
Check linnen 
Doble-fold Gartrix 

Among the many functions of the keeper of such a place 
of business, was that of uncommissioned postmaster. In the 
Letters of Ephraim Williams'' to his son Elijah, in "New-ark 
at Mr. President Burr's," 1749-50, mention is often made of 
their transmission through the forests from Stockbridge to 
the Hudson, and down the river in Capt. ffunda's sloop, 
"To be left at Mr. Abra^" Buckee's In White Hall: New 
York for speedy conveyance. " 

From 1749, perhaps earlier, he lived in Whitehall Street. 
There were born at least five of his eleven children, and 
probably there were ended the brief lives of all but Marya, 
Annetje and Jacob. Why, so well established there, Abra- 
ham Bockee * left New York City, can now be but matter of 
conjecture. An answer may well be found in the loss of 
his children and in the hope that change of residence would 

•And earlier, since under date of November 21, 1751, "Abraham Bockee, Shop- 
keeper," remits to John Concklin of Poghkeepse his "right and title in two-thirds 
part of the Lot No. 4 -which is the fourth part of Lot No. i of the first Devision of 
the Nine Water Lots Scituate in Dutchess C<;. in Cromellbogh Precinct." 

•» Published in Scribner's Magazine, February, 1895, by his descendant, Mr. 
James F. Dwight. Another letter, addressed to Abraham Bockee by Madame 
Dwight, gives a very pretty picture of life in the Whitehall home. 


preserve the lives of the remaining- ones, or, the reason may 
easily have been in that love of the soil, inherent in so many 
of his race. 

Besides the various tracts in the Nine Partners which he 
had added to the original purchase of his grandfather, he 
bought, in 175 1, in company with Alexander Phoenix and 
John Exceen, one thousand acres in Orange County near 
Highland Falls, but it was to Dutchess County, and to that 
beautiful part of Lot Number Thirty-six, where is now the 
hamlet of Shekomeko, that Abraham Bockde'' came to make 
his home probably in the spring of i^Gi.^ 

Here he established himself on lands stretching over the 
rolling valley from the crest of the East Mountain, which 
delays the sunrise to those sheltered at its foot, over meadows 
and woodlands, stately groves of white oak, woods of chest- 
nut and maple and ash, rounded sand-hills with their story 
of glacial movement, and parallel ledges of limestone, past 
Mount Pisgah and Mount Nebo to the natural meadows 
through which winds in glittermg meanders the earlier 
course of the Shekomeko, over billowy slopes, climbing the 
precipitous ascent of the West Mountain"^ to the line of the 
sunset sky, — this is " The Old Place " in bird's-eye glimpse, 
or to the fonder eye of memory. 

He chose the site of his house at the base of the East 
Mountain, near the opening of a long ravine, "the Run," 
called Pompey's Hollow, in its upper and deepest windings, 
where grows the Fingstcr Bloevitje. The choice was deter- 
mined by the great spring •= of cold water welling up at the 
foot of the little knoll on which the house was placed. This 
old house, as remembered by his elder great-grandchildren, 
was built in the usual style of the Dutch country houses, 
long and low, painted red, with dormer windows in the 
sweeping roof which extended to form the welcoming porch ; 

»In September, 1761, is mention of "Mr. Hokay a Justice of the Peace living near 
a place called The City." Documentary History of New i'ori, Vol. III., p. 985. 

i> Old David, one of the slaves brought from New York, used to amuse the child- 
hood of Abraham Bockee • with stories of the deer which daily crossed the valley. 
Even in the memory of the present generation, wildcats were not infrequent upon 
the mountains. 

«This spring, of an unvarying temperature of 46°, discharges twenty cubic feet 
of water the minute. The little pond it feeds never freezes, but in the coldest 
days of winter, "smokes" with its cloud of rising vapor. 


but it must have had conveniences not common to the time 
or place. When taken down, about 1830, it was found that 
the windows had been hung on pulleys. Among the treasure- 
trove over which fancy may weave its romance, was a little 
satin slipper, hidden in the walls, and an old ptmch-bowl of 
Canton blue. Beside the kitchen door, and used as a hand- 
basin, was an Indian mortar ; at the othei end of the long porch, 
within arm's reach, was a plum-tree, until very lately stand- 
ing in its gnarled and shattered old age. The spring and its 
immediate outlet were so walled in as to simulate a shoe with 
high heel and tapering toe. Some of the water was conducted 
in a channel past the garden, and northward to a sawmill on 
the hillside, near that maple grove where bloom the first 
hepaticas, while the main body of the stream runs in a clear 
winding brook through the meadow, where are the earliest 
coltsfoot and cowslips, dashing in miniature cascade from the 
grove at the northern boundary of the estate, to encircle a 
knot of beech trees, and onward to join the Shekomeko in 
its course to the Roeliff Jansen Creek. 

Scattered over this meadow, a few of the old walnut trees, 
fifty years ago in their prime, have been spared ; every tree 
had its nut of distinctive flavor or size or form. Wild cherry 
trees of unusual growth were there ; stately black walnuts 
bordered the road leading to the south, and still older chest- 
nut trees overhung the north road. As the lower part of 
the East Mountain was cleared, orchards were planted on 
its slopes. There were growing until within a few years, 
'T Langstaajes Appci, which Maria Kaar Bockee brought from 
New York, a long-stemmed little summer apple striped with 
red, its sweet, yellow substance quite unequalled in modern 
pomology. A cider-mill was built against the great bulwark 
of limestone rock just east of the house, rock fringed with 
scarlet columbines, and in whose crevices grew the rare 
walking-fern. Some of the old trees are still living, notably, 
" Old Si's redstreak," for among the perquisites of the slaves 
were apple trees for their own cider. In " the Run " was a 
large lime-kiln, another instance of the self-sustaining 
methods by which country life was maintained a century 
and more ago. 


The Lead Mines had been discovered a dozen years before 
Abraham Bockec came to live in the Nine Partners. The 
ore is a galena, rich in silver, and associated with carbonates 
and sulphurets of copper. It occurs in the gray, sub-gran- 
ular limestone, east of its junction with the underlying talco- 
argillaceous slate. The number of small veins, are judged 
by Mather, the State Geologist, to be leaders to large deposits 
of ore, but at such depths that working the mines would be 

The following agreement is the first recorded mention of 
the mines: 

"ARTICLES of Agreement indented, had, made and concluded 
upon the Eighteenth day of December In the twenty third year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Second by the Grace of God, 
of Great Britain, France and Iieland King, Defender of the Faith, &c 
And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty 
nine, BETWEEN Henry Bogert of the City of New York, baker, of 
the first part, Abraham Bokee of the same city, blacksmith, of the 
second part, Martin Hoffman of Dutches County, merchant, of the 
third part, and Moses Harris of the same County, yeoman, of the fourth 
part, in manner and form following, (to wit) 

Whereas, a great quantity of Oar supposed to be Copper, or some 
other very Valuable Metal hath Lately been Discovered upon a spot of 
ground upon the Surface of the Earth in a Certain Lott of Land known 
and Distinguished as Lott Number (i) in Lott Number (36) on a certain 
tract of Land in Dutches County in the Province of New York Com- 
monly Called the Nine partners which Spot of Ground whereon the said 
Oar was discovered is the property of the said Henry Bogert, Abraham 
Bokee and Moses Harris. 

And Whereas the said Martin Hoffman gave the first Information 
to the aforesaid Proprietors of the Discovery of the said Oar and hath 
since been very Dilligent in making a further discovery therein, in 
Consideration of which the parties aforesaid did Give and Grant to the 
said Martin Hoffman the one fourth part of all such Oar as Shall at any 
time or times hereafter be Dug out of the said mine, he bearing his 
proportionable part of the Charge and Expense which shall arise and 
accrue thereby. 

And Whereas there is very great Reason to believe the said Oar 
Runs Deep in the Earth, it will be attended with a very great Charge 
and Expense to provide proper Workmen and Labourers and to provide 
Materialls necessary in and about the Business of Mining so as to bring 
the Same to Perfection, the said parties have agreed with each other to 
bear their Equall proportion of all Charges and Expenses which shall 


arise and accrue thereby, provided the same does not exceed Six hun- 
dred pounds Current money of New York. * * * * 

In witness whereunto the said parties have hereunto fixed their 
hands and Seals the day and year first above written. 

Henry Bogart 
Abraham Bockee 
Moses Harris 
Martin Hoffman." 

A further agreement for working- the Mines was made 
with John Tiebout. The ore dug by Tiebout was sent to 
Bristol, England.^ 

In June, 1776, the Convention of the State of New 
York, appointed Commissioners, Jonathan Landon and Ezra 
Thompson, to examine these mines with reference to their 
working "for the public good," and John MacDonald,'' a 
Scotch miner, was employed to test their worth. Not much 
was done, although some of the lead went into bullets for 
the Continental army, but until as late as i860, repeated 
attempts were made to find the large deposits believed to 
exist, and many shafts were sunk in "the Chase Lot" and 
" the Squaw Lot," shafts now falling in and filling up, bor- 
dered by clumps of fast-growing young poplars. 

Abraham Bockee ' could have spent but fifteen years here 
before his death when scarcely past the middle of life. He 
took the Oath of Abjuration (to the House of Stewart) and 
of Fealty to George HL, October 7, 1761. There is mention 
of him in the various affairs of the Precinct, and that his 
New York connections were maintained, is shown by sur- 
viving fragments of correspondence. '= December 11, 1762, 
he was appointed with Roswell Hopkins and Edmond Per 
Lee to lay out highways in Amenia Precinct. June 8, 1766, 

•There is extant a receipt, dated 

London, Aug. 7, 1754. 
To John Tiebout & Isaac VanHorn, the sale of 6 casks of ore Nett produce £7, 4s. 

Wm. Baker. 

*John MacDonald of the Clan MacDonald, had married Arabella MacGregor, 
the granddaughter of Rob Roy. The MacGregors were enraged thereby and the 
young couple escaped to America. Their daughter, Miss Anne MacDonald, was 
long a governess in the family of Judge Isaac Smith at Lithgow, and later, steward 
of his large estates. 

" For example, Nov. 27, 1764, Abraham Bockee of Nine Partners was appointed 
Attorney for Jerz^ntie TenEyck, widow of Abraham TenEyck. 


he was named as one of the Deacons in the Dutch Church 
near Mount Ross in the Little Nine Partners. Almost from 
his first residence in Dutchess County he had served as one 
of the King's Justices of the Peace, associated in office with 
Isaac Smith of The Square, whose daughter his only son 
was to marry, and with Ephraim Paine, with whose descend- 
ants, alliance was later made. When the news from Lexing- 
ton and Concord thrilled the country, with the characteristic 
conservatism of the family, he signed the pledge of the 
Patriot Association with the proviso, ' ' not to infringe upon 
my oath of office." 

In January, 1776, Abraham Bockee^ and his wife sickened 
of fever, and died within the same week, on the twenty- 
second and twenty-eighth of the month. They were buried 
in the graveyard of the little church^ between Pine Plains 
and Pulver's Corners, and when all trace of the church was 
gone, were removed, in 1865, to the burial ground of the 
Smith Family at The Square. 



I, Abraham Bockee of Amenia Precinct in the County of Dutchess 
and Province of New York, being in good health and perfect memory 
(blessed be God therefor) do this nth day of January in the ninth year 
of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the third, by the grace of 
God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the faith, 
&c, and in the year of our Lord Christ 1769, do make and publish my 
last Will and Testament in manner and form, following, that is to say, 

I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me, 
and my body to the earth whence it came, in hopes of a joyfuU resurrec- 
tion through the merits of my Saviour, Jesus Christ, and as for that 
worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I dispose 
thereof as follows : — 

First, I give to my loving wife Maria the mean profits, rents and 
incomes of my whole estate real and personal (except what shall here- 
after be disposed of) until my son Jacob shall be of the age of twenty- 
one years, the better to enable her to bring up and support the expense 

•This church was built in 1772 by seceders from the Round Top Lutheran 
Church at Bethel, built about 1760. It was taken down in 1826. 


of my said son's education, and from the time of my said son's coming 
to the age of twenty-one years, my said wife then to have only one-third 
part of the profits of my estate. I also give to my said wife, a negro 
woman named Grace and all my household furniture during her natural 
life, and at her decease the said wench Grace, if living, to descend to my 
son Jacob Bockee, and the furniture above mentioned to be equally divided 
by even portions among my daughters Marya Salkeld and Annetie 
Bockee and my son Jacob Bockee. 

Itejn : I give and bequeath to my daughter Marya Salkeld (to com- 
mence at my son's lawefull age) a moiety or half part in that Lott or 
farm in the tenure of Enoch Briggs and Robert Wilbore situate in 
Charlotte Precinct^ in the County of Dutchess in the Province of New 
York, being a part of the Lott No. 27 in the Second Division of the 
Great Nine Partners Patent, the said moiety together with the half part 
of all my right to the said lott and emolluments and appurtenances 
thereunto belonging to my said daughter, Marya Salkeld, and to her 
heirs and assigns, with this exception that she shall not have any power 
to sell or to make any lawfuU conveyance in fee simple during the time 
of her present coverture and unless she become a, feme sole. 

Item : I give and bequeath to my daughter Annetie Bockee one other 
moiety or half part in the above lott in the tenure of Enoch Briggs and 
Robert Wilbore, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to her, her 
heirs and assigns forever, her right to commence at the time my son 
comes to lawefull age as above. 

Item : I give to my said daughter Annetie one negro girl named 
Pamelia, also six silver spoons, also in case she should marry before a 
Division be made I give her the sum of Forty Pounds Currency to buy 
an out-sett, but if she shall receive any of the said articles in my life- 
time they shall account for so much of what I have herein directed to be 
given her after my decease. 

//em : I also give to my daughter Marya Salkeld one negro girl, now 
living with her, named Silvia. 

I/em : I give and devise to my son Jacob Bockee when he comes to 
lawfull age, all that farm and tract of land upon which I live, containing 
by estimation five hundred and fifty two acres, situate, lying and being 
in Amenia Precinct, County of Dutchess and Province of New York, to 
him, his heirs and assigns, forever. 

I also give to my said son, the negro slaves. Lew, David, Hester, their 
two children, Tom, and Simon, and if any of the negro children shall 
happen to die, the girl, Lydia, shall supply the place thereof, provided 
always, that if any of the negro men or women shall misbehave them- 
selves before my said son comes of age, my executors shall have power 
to sell and dispose of the latter and the money to lay out for others, or, 
to put out at interest for my son's use. 

' Charlotte Precinct included the townships of Stanford, Washington and Clin- 
ton. Pleasant Valley was not then set off from Clinton. 


Itejn : I also give to my said son all my farming utensils, wearing 
apparel, armory and lawbooks. 

Item : It is my will that my Executors shall have full power to sell 
and dispose of so much of the following lotts of land as may be necessary 
to discharge .my debts, viz., a lot in the first Water-lott in the first 
Division; a lott in No. i6 in tenure of William Irish and Palmer in 
second division, and a Lott in No. 7 in third Division of the Great Nine 
Partners Patent, and the overplus if any be, together with my stock of 
Creatures to be equally divided between my three children or their 
representatives. I make and ordain my said wife and my daughter 
Annetie Executrixes, and my son Jacob Bockee Executor as soon as the 
law will admit of his acting. 

In Witness Whereof, I the said Abraham Bockee have to this my 
last Will and Testament set my hand and seal, the day and year above 

Thomas Fish, Joshua Fish, Elijah x Browning, John Fish, Wt'lnesses. 


Abraham Bockee the within Testator, being weak in body but of 
sound mind and memory do hereby make this Codicil to this my last 
written Will and Testament, that is I do hereby authorize and empower 
my Executors in the within Written Will or the major part of them, if 
they shall Judge proper to sell and dispose of all my lands in lott No. 27 
in the second Division of the great Nine Partners and to apply the 
money arising from the sale thereof as I have in my said Will ordered 
the money to be applyed arising from the sale of the other lands which 
I have therein ordered to be sold. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared bj^ the said Abraham Bockee 
as a Codicil to and a part of bis Last Will and Testament this icjth day 
of January, 1776, in the presence of us whose names are hereunto 
written, who did each of us subscribe his name as witnesses at his request 
in the room where he then was. ABRAHAM BOCKEE. 

Thomas Fish, Isaac Smith, Matths B. Miller. 

Sworn to May 18, 1784, by Joshua Fish of Amenia Precinct, and the 
Codicil, May 29, 1784, by Isaac Smith Esquire of Dutchess County and 
Matthias Burnet Miller Physician of the City of New York, before 

Thomas Tkkuwkll, 
/ledge of the Court of Probates.'^ 

»New York, Hall of Records, Lib. XXXVIL, f. 6i. The original Will is in the 
Court of Appeals, Albany. 


Maria Kaar was the daughter of 

Anthoni Kaar and Annetje Huycken, 

whose children are given below. The list of grandchildren 
is not complete : 

1. Annetje Kaar, bap. July 15, 1705, = Isaac Chardevoine,* 

May 18, 1727. 

Elias Chardevoine, bap. Feb. 11, 1728. 
Anthoni Chardevoine, bap. Sept. 23, 1729. 
Anna Chardevoine, bap. Apr. 14, 1731; d. i. 
Annetje Chardevoine, bap. June 29, 1732. 
Maria Chardevoine, bap. Aug. 29, 1735. 
Jannetje Chardevoine, bap. Feb. 15, 1737. 
Elysabet Chardevoine, bap. Aug. 6, 1740. 
Isaacq Chardevoine, bap. June 15, 1743. 
Willem Chardevoine, bap. July 21, 1745. 
Abraham Chardevoine, bap. May 30, 1750. 

2. Elysabet Kaar, bap. Aug. 31, 1707; d. i. 

3. Willem Kaar, bap. Oct. 16, 1709, = Annetje Vreden- 

burgh, of Esopus. 

Anthoni Kaar, bap. Dec. 25, 1742; d. i. 
Annetje Kaar, bap. Sept. 22, 1744. 
Anthoni Kaar, bap. Aug. 27, 1746. 
Johannes Kaar, bap. Feb. 5, 1750. 

4. Elysabet Kaar, bap. Jan. 6, 17 12, =^ John Lewis. 

Annetje Lewis, bap. May 12, 1736. 
Johannes Lewis, bap. July 2, 1738. 

5. Maria Kaar, bap. Aug. 25, 17 14, = Abraham Bockee. 

6. Catharina Kaar, bap. Oct. 23, 171 7. 

» Married, at New York, in U Eglise du Saint Esprit, August 21. 1697, " Elie 
Chardevoine de Saryon en Stonge au Royaume de France, et Anne Valos de 
risle de R^." 

Baptized there, August 9, 1702, "Izac, fils de Elie Chardevoine et de Anne Val- 
leau, ne Juillet 4, et presente au bapteme par Arnaud Valleau et Sara Valleau." 


7. Johannes Kaar, bap. Dec. 19, 1722, = Margareta Wilson. 
Anthony Car/ bap. July 31, 1744. 
Johannes Kaar, bap. Jan. i, 1746. 
Annetje Caar, bap. June 14, 1747. 
Elysabet Kaar, bap. Aug. i, 1750. 

Nothing has been found regarding the ancestry of Anthoni 
Kaar. In 1672 one Walter Kaar married Janneke Claesen. 
There is some reason to believe them the parents of Anthoni, 
but as the name Walter does not occur among his descend- 
ants, there is the probability based upon the strong love of 
the Dutch for ancestral names, that the grandfather was 
called Johannes. The first Wolfert Webber married in 
Holland, Sarah Car, sister of Heinrick Car. It is possible 
that herein is the basis of a vague tradition of kinship with 
the Webbers, other than through the marriage of Janneta 
Minthorne to Willem Bokee. It is not true that Annetje, 
wife of Wolfert Webber,^ was an Andriesse. 


Annetje Huycken, wife of Anthoni Kaar, was the 
daughter of Willem Huycken (he wrote his name Wyellem 
Heocken), and Annetje (Andriesse) Wilgard, sister of Tan- 
n6ke (Andriesse) Bockde, and marrying (3d), June 19, 1691, 
Simon Aesen de Hart.'' 

Willem Huycken, or Huick, tailor, immigrated in 1663, 
and settled in Gowanus, buying of Paulus Vanderbeek one- 
half the patent taken out by Cornelis Lambertse Cool. The 
other half was bought by Cornelis Gerritse van Duyn, later 

•In the famous "Black List, ' the roll of the Ivoyalists addressinjf Admiral, and 
General Howe on their occupation of New York City, October i6, 1776, is the name 
of Anthony Carr. The others of the name are probably of Scotch descent. (His- 
tory of New York during the Revolutionary War ; Thos. Jones.) 

iiSee visit of Bankers and Sluyter to "Brother Symon," 1678-79. {Memoirs Long 
Island Historical Society^ Vol. I, p. 122.) 

Simon Aesen De Hart (the name became Terhart) came over in 1664, and built 
the stone house on Gowanus Bay standing until 1867. His first wife was Geertje 


his son-in-law. In 1675, ^e was assessed in Amersfoord for 
"i poll, 3 cows, jQzz" In the Valuagon of Breuckelen, 
September 26, 1683, is the entry: 

Willm Huicke, 2 horses ^"24 

I " of I year, 3 
3 cows 15 

3 do of 2 years 7. 10 
3 " " I yr 3 10 

8 morgans of land 16 

Willem Huycken was a member of the Chnrch in Breuck- 
elen, 1667, of Vlacklands, or Amersfoord, in 1675. He took 
the oath of allegiance to the English Government in 1687. 


1. Jacob Huycken, bap. Dec. 29, 1666; probably d. i. 

2. Machtelt Huj^cken, bap. 1669, = Cornelis Gerritse 

m. Jan. 3, 1691; d. March i, 1709. van Duyn.^ 

Gerrit Van Duyn, bap. Sept. 6, 1691. 
Willem Van Duyn, bap. March 26, 1693. 
Annetje Van Duyn, = Folkert Rapelje. 

bap. Nov. 15, 1694, 
Machiltje Van Duyn, = Hendrick Staats. 
Styntje Van Duyn, = Gerrit Nostrand. 
Jacomyntje Van Duyn, = Reinier Veghte. 

bap. Jan. 14, 1700. 
Cornelis Van Duyn, bap. Jan. 14, 1704; d. i. 
Cornelis Van Duyn, \ = Femmetje . 

d. 1779- >• bap. Feb. 16, 1709. 

Cornelia Van Duyn, ) 

3. Marytje Huycken, = Denys Gerritse Van Duyn. 

m. Feb. 4, 1691; d. 1729. 

Willem Van Duyn, = Sybreck Verkerch. 

Denys Van Duyn. 

Gerrit Van Duyn, = Seytie Verkerch. 

Jacobus Van Duyn. 

David Van Duyn. 

» Van Duyn was a noble family in Burgundy. Cornelis Gerritse Van Duyn was 
Deacon of the Church of Vlackebosch, moved to Three Mile Run, Somerset County, 
N. J., where his sons settled, and returned to Vlackebosch in 1723. 


4. Geertriiy Huycken, d. unm. 

5. Catarina Huycken, = Abraham Van Duycke. 

6. Elysabet Huycken. 

7. Annetje Huycken, bap. Jan. 28, 1683, ^ Anthoni Kaar. 

d. Jan. 4, 1753. 

8. Margarietje Huycken, bap. July 28, 1688. 

The joint Will of Willeni and Annetje Huycken is an 
interesting specimen of the Common Testament not infre- 
quent among the Dutch : 

In the year of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, one 
thousand, six hundred and eighty-seven the twenty-fourth day of March, 
appeared before mee, Jacobus van de Water, pubhc notary, admitted 
in the town of Breucklyn, and there residing, Mr. Willem Huycken and 
Annetje Andries Wilgard, his wife, inhabitants of Gowanus in the juris- 
diction aforesaid and both being known unto mee, the said notary, and 
both being of perfect health and standing, and of full understanding 
and memory as outwardly appeared and could not otherwise be per- 
ceived, who considering the weakness of man's Life and the certainty 
of Death and the uncertainty of the Time and Place thereof, and not 
willing to depart this world before they have disposed of their temporal 
Estate, do in the first place recommend their Soules into the Merciful 
hands of God Almighty, and their Bodyes to be decently buryed in a 
Christian manner, by their heirs hereinafter to be named, and further, 
revoking, annulling and declaring voide all fformer Wills and Testa- 
ments do make and declare, this their last AVill and Testament in man- 
ner and form following: — 

ffirst; the deceasor of the said two Testators doth appoint the sur- 
vivour of them both to be the universale Heir of all the Estate of the 
said fhrst Deceasor, in the world, either Immovables, cattle, household 
stuff, furniture, silver, gold, coined or not coined, actions or credits, 
without being required to render any Inventory or Account of the said 
Estate to any man whatsoever, but to dispose, alienate and expend of 
the same as of their own patrimonial estate, until the Survivour shall 
happen to marry again, att which time, before the Solemnitys of Mar- 
riage shall be fulfilled, the said Survivour shall be obliged to account 
and deliver to the said Testator's Children, the equal one half of the im- 
movable estate, and one half of the cattle and materials of husbandry 
and no more, and that the said Survivour shall have to himself before 
any Dividends be made all the household stuff, apparel, jewels, gold 
and silver, and upon the death of the said Testators they do invest 
them in their children, lawfully procured during their present Matri- 
mony, by name, Machtelt, Marytje, Annetje, Geertroy, Catharina and 
Elysabet Huyckon, together with the children which during the said 


matrimony yet may be procured, to each of them, share and share alike, 
provided only that because Geertroy is deprived of her understanding 
and may continue therein, the said Geertroy shall enjoy and receive a 
double portion, and that none of the other children shall enjoy any other 
Portion on pretence of being first-born or otherwise, but only to enjoy 
an equal Dividend. 

And further, the Testators desire that the real or immovable Estate 
shall not be divided before the youngest child be attained to its full age 
or Marriage, and that all the Children shall receive after the deaths of 
the Testators, the same gifts and Doweries that the eldest had enjoyed. 

And the said Testators hereby desire all manner of persons not to 
concern themselves with the said Estate, but if the said children be 
under age the said estate to be left to the Administra§on of two or more 
persons thereunto appointed by the said Testators. 

All the premises being duly read to the said Testators, they declared 
the same to be their last Will and Testament and desired that the same 
might be of full force, according either as a Testament, Codicil, Gift of 
Life or otherwise, tho all the Solemnitys required of Law were not fully 
observed nor fully filled, and that I, the said notary, should make of the 
same an Instrument in due form. This acted and done in the presence 
of Jan Jansen and Hendrick Sleght as Witnesses thereunto at the House 
of the said Testators in the year, day and month above expresst, as 

Witness the mark of WILLEM HUYCKEN 


Hendrick x Sleght 

Entered for Probate, January 25, 1694, "when appeared 
Simon Aersen maryed to Annetje Aersen widow of Willem 
Huycken, deceased." 

V- i^- JACOB BOCKEE/ x757-t8.9. 

Jacob Bockee^ was born in Whitehall Street, New York 
City, October i8, 1757. 
Married, at The Square, Dutchess County, April 17, 1783, to 

Catharine Smith (page 53), 

Died at Lithgow, Dutchess County, October 16, 1819. 

Issue : 

V. I. Abraham Bockee" (page 70). 

2. Isaac Smith Bockee^ (page 82). 

3. Jacob Bockee' (page 87). 

4. Alexander Phoenix Bockee' (page 87). 

5. Margaret Piatt Bockee" (page 87). 

6. Maria Bockee' (page 88). 

7. Catharine Smith Bockee" (page 94). 

8. Philip Piatt Bockee," b. Apr. 18,1807; d. Mar. 23,1812. 

When the Revolution began, Jacob Bockee was a student 
at King's College. He at once entered the army, it is be- 
lieved first, in the regiment of Col. Marinus Willet, but the 
only official records of his service are as follows :* 

Col. Roswell Hopkins' Regiment of Dutchess County Militia was in 
active service from October 10 to November 22, 1779. The Audited 
Accounts, A — ij, give 

Jacob Bockee Quartermaster's Sergeant. 

"Officers of the Levies of the State to reinforce the Armies of the 
United States, July i, 1780, under Col. Lewis DuBois, 

Lieut. Jacob Bockee." 

Sept. 29, 1780, names of officers elected; there is no record of their 
commission ; 

"Jacob Bockee, Ensign, Waters' Co. vice Ezra Pain moved out." 

• New York Colonial Doc, Vol. xv (which is Vol. I of N. Y. State Archives), pp. 
a57. 258, 283, 541. 


Roster of the State Troops. 
Name and rank Regiment Appointed 

Jacob Bockee Lieutenant Willet July i, 1780 

Jacob Bockee Q. M. Sergeant Hopkins 

Officers of Regiments raised for immediate defence of the State, April 
27, 1781. (Lt. Col. Commanding, Marinus Willet.) 
Lieut. James '^ Bockee; Isaac Salkeld. 

The family tradition is confident that Jacob Bockee^ was 
with General Schuyler at Stillwater. The story is told of 
his carrying a scalped child across the battlefield in face of 
the enemy's fire. His sword is in possession of his great- 
granddaughter, Phoebe Wilkinson Bockee,* of Poughkeepsie. 
In later life, he was familiarly known as "Captain Jacob" 
from serving as captain of a militia company of Light-horse. 

The death of Jacob Bockee's parents in January, 1776, left 
the estate at Shekomeko in the hands of a boy of eighteen. 

He returned to the army, bidding the dozen slaves who 
composed the household, to "get their living off the farm." 
Settling there, after his marriage, he devoted himself to the 
land with intelligent interest, and was particularly successful 
in raising wheat, and in the exercise of a mechanical bent in 
devising many appliances itseful in the house and on the 
farm. The recollections of his daughters indicate a man of 
quiet, gentle nature ; he was fond of writing verses for his 
children's amusement, and when they were naughty, would 
point a moral by writing a little story based upon the offence. 

Jacob Bockee ^ was a member of the New York Legisla- 
ture, 1794-97, and there introduced the first Bill for the 
Abolition of Slavery in the State, having previously freed 
several of his own negroes.^ He was also the original mover 
in a Temperance Society whose members bound themselves 
by a pledge, the violation of which required the forfeit of 

"The name Jacobus is properly translated Jacob. James, as used by the Stewart 
Kings, is a corrupted form. 

•^ As for example : 

Amenia, Apr. 8, 1794. 

Know all men by these presents that I, Jacob Bockee, of Amenia town in the 
County of Dutchess and State of New York, for and in consideration of the faithful 
service and other good causes thereunto, do manumit and discharge from my 
service and that of my heirs forever, a certain slave, named Simon Le Grande. 

In witness hereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of April, seven- 
teen hundred and ninety four. JACOB BOCKEE. 


the right arm. He took an active interest in all public im- 
provements, and his commission as Superintendent of High- 
ways for the County of Dutchess, dated March 28, 1797, 
signed by John Jay, with the great seal of the State attached, 
is in the possession of his grandson, Silas Deuel.' 

In the spring of 181 5, when his eldest son Abraham left 
Poughkeepsie and returned to Shekomeko, Jacob Bock^e 
bought and removed to the farm in Pine Plains, later the 
Deuel homestead. He died suddenly October 16, 18 19, while 
on a visit to his brother-in-law, Isaac Smith' of Lithgow. 

Under date of November 25, Isaac Smith' of Lithgow 
wrote to his cousin, Isaac Smith' of Buckram, Long Island, 
a letter, recently recovered, which says: 

"It falls to my Lott to announce to you the melancholy Intelligence 
of the death of my Brother-in-law Jacob Bockee. He breathed his last 
at my house, on the i6th of October, where he with his Wife and Daughters 
were on a Visit. He had been a little unwell previous to coming from 
Home, but when he came was so well as to drive his Waggon. In the 
afternoon he was taken unwell and died the next day at 12 o'clock. 
From this sudden and unexpected Dispensation of Divine Providence, 
his widow has to lament the loss of a kind and affectionate Husband, 
his children, a tender Parent, and Society, a valuable and Intelligent 


Catharine Smith,' eighth child of Isaac vSmith" and Mar- 
garet Piatt, ^ was born in Hempstead, Long Island, May 22, 

1761, and baptized there in Saint George's Church, March 9, 

1762. She was married at The Square, Dutchess County, to 
Jacob Bockee,"^ April 17, 1783, and, spending thirty-two years 
at Shekomeko, died at their later home in the township of 
Pine Plains, September 20, 1826. This marriage is of im- 
portance as allying to the blood of Huguenot and Hollander, 
the followers of Coligny and of William the Silent, a purely 
English strain, of the class which gave to England, a Pym, 
a Hampden and a Cromwell. 


To differentiate the Smiths of Long Island, of whom there 
were several distinct and noteworthy families, is not an easy 
task, but the family of Isaac Smith' of The Square, 1722-95, 
which may be discriminated as the Underhill-Smiths, from 
the marriage of his grandfather, Isaak Smith, ^ to Elizabeth, 
daughter of Captain John Underbill, or, as the Smiths-of- 
Herricks, from their farmstead on the Hempstead Plains, 
this family has been traced from its immigrant ancestor, 
William Smith,' of Gloucestershire, England. 

Among the descendants of Jacob Smith,' of Salt Point, 
1 746-1810, eldest son of Isaac Smith" and Margaret Piatt,* 
still exists the Breeches Bible brought from England by 
William Smith. Written on the inside of its covers, is the 
brief account of the family given below, and a rude embla- 
zonment of the family arms. This account which, with but 
slight verbal differences, is found among several branches of 
the descendants of Jacob Smith,' and with the Lithgow 
family, is probably contemporary with Jacob Smith ' if not 
earlier, and may be considered, in the main, authentic as to 
the line of descent. 

' ' William Smith came from Glochestershire in England in (or about)* 
the year 1635 or 36, to Boston. (Where) He being a Baptist was perse- 
cuted for his religion's sake (religious principles) and driven from (He 
left) Boston and went to Hempstead on Long Island in (the year) 1639, ^ 
where he settled with (about) forty families who had fled from (had left) 
Boston on the same Account and had settled about two years before. 
(They were) under the Government (State) of Holland. He was killed 
a few years after by the Indians. <= He left three (several) sons, John, 
Abraham and Morris. 

» The reading of various copies of the original is given in parentheses. 

*> This is doubtful. The Stamford Colony did not cross the Sound until the fall 
of 1644. A William Smith was at Hempstead at the Division of Land in 1647, and it 
is believed to be he who later settled in Huntington. ' 1 

• Doubtful. There is no mention thereof in Long Island records. He is probably- 
confused with John Smith from Taunton in the Plymouth Colony, founder of the 
Mespat settlement, who was killed there in the massacre of 1643. No documentary 
evidence is obtainable, but there are strong reasons to believe William a brother 
of John, and of Richard Smith of Taunton. Roger Williams writes of the latter, 
"Mr. Richard Smith who for his conscience to God left faire possessions in Glou- 
cestershire and adventured with his relations and estates in New England, and 
was a most acceptable Inhabitant and prime-leading man in Taunton in Plymouth 
Colony. For his conscience's sake, many difficulties arising he left Taunton and 

SMITH. 55 

Abraham had two sons, Isaak and Abraham. The youngest removed 
to Cape May in New Jersey (Abraham Smith died aged about eighty- 
six years). Isaak settled on Hempstead Plains. He was born about 
the year 1657, and died in the j^ear 1746. He left two sons, Jacob and 

Although obviously false in historical references, I believe 
the above must be accepted as giving our line of descent, 
with perhaps, for this reason, the insertion of another gen- 
eration; — There are published data^ of an Abraham Smith 
granted land in New Haven in 1641, but with therein no 
clues to his descent or posterity. Long Island Genealogists, 
notable for careful work, identify him with Abraham Smith 
who received Lot No. 43 at the Hempstead Division in 1647, 
and further mentioned in the Town Books of Hempstead, 
and consider him to be the father of Isaak Smith, born 1657. 
But, an old document treating of the "First Settlers of 
Hempstead," of date, 1727, speaks of Abraham Smith, father 
of Isaak, as then " having lived in Hempstead eighty years." 
If he had been not less than twenty-one, when receiving the 
New Haven grants, he would at that time have been one 
hundred and seven, an age so remarkable as scarcely to have 
escaped mention in the gossiping chronicles of the day. I 
believe it safe to assume, at least, as a working hypothesis, 
that William Smith ' of Gloucestershire, had a son Abraham''' 
of New Haven and Hempstead, who had a son, Abraham" 
of Hempstead and Jamaica, later, returning to Hempstead, 
and father of Isaak.'' The generations of ascent are here 
numbered in accordance with this theory. There were also 
at Jamaica, brothers, Morace, Samuel and William, brothers 
of Abraham of the second or third generation.'' There is 
much of interest in the Town Books of Hempstead and of 
Jamaica, to connect these men and establish their relation- 
ship. The autograph of Abraham Smith affixed to various 

came to ye Naheggonseck county * * * where he put up in the thickest of the 
Barbarians, the first English house amongst them." This house was a trading post 
at Wickford, R. I., and was called "Mr. Richard Smith's Garrison House." Rhode 
Island Hist. Collections., Vol. III., p. 106. 

» Iloadley's Records of the Colony of New Naven, 1638 39, Vol. I. 

i" John Smith of Mespat had a son Samuel, b. 1636, whose son William was father 
of Wait Smith, whose Puritanical name was misinterpreted, in calling his family 
the "Weight-Smiths," explained as owners of the public scales. 


conveyances in the Queen's County Booke of Entryes, is re- 
markable for clearness and force. 

In March, 1657, Abraham Smith and thirteen other free- 
holders of Hempstead, petition the Director-General, Stuy- 
vesant, for "a place to improve their labours," and a grant 
was given them, "the new plantagon near ye bever pond 
commonly called Jemaco." There, the Town gave to Abra- 
ham Smith, Samuel and Horace, to "cache off yem a house- 
lotte lying upon ye West quarter." 

In February, 1661, Abraham Smith and others promise to 
inform " ye Aughtorities if any Conventule of Quakers bee 
in this town of Rustdorp and to assist ye Aughtorities against 
all such persons called Quakers." 

March 6, 1662, "the Town doth give thirty shillings to 
Abraham Smith for beating ye drum on ye Sabbath and 
other public daies, and to have his pay in tobacco. " 


whether son, or grandson of William Smith of Gloucester- 
shire, as here accepted, had three children, probably others: 

IV. Isaak Smith," 165 7-1 746 (page 56). 
Abraham Smith.* 
Esther Smith,' ^ John Townsend. 

Abraham Smith "went to Cape May," which may mean 
anywhere in the southern third of New Jersey. Esther 
Smith, notable for her conduct of affairs, became the second 
wife of " Mill John " Townsend, son of the immigrant, Henry 
Townsend, and was the mother of eight children,-'' among 
them, Micajah Townsend, 1699-1781, who married Elizabeth 
Piatt," and Jotham, father of the lovely Freelove (Townsend) 

IV. ISAAK SMITH/ 1657-1746. 

IsAAK Smith" m. Elizabeth Underhill (page 57), with 
issue, reaching adult life : 

V. Jacob Smith," b. Dec. 8, 1690, =. Freelove Jones (p. 59). 
Mic ah Smith, =^ b. 1704, = Phebe Thorne (p. 69). 

» See Smiik MSS. of M, B. F. 


Isaak Smith/ recorded in contemporary documents as 
" son and heir of Abraham Smith," lived on the east side of 
Hempstead Plains, near Herricks.^ In 1700, he was Ensign 
in the Queens County Militia under Col. John Jackson; 
Assessor and Trustee of Hempstead, and Warden of Saint 
George's Church, 17 18-1726. The Rev^ George Keith, Mis- 
sioner to Long Island, writes in his Journal, under date of 
November 21, 1703, 

' ' I preached at Hampstead Church and Lodged the Night at Isaac 
Smith's House 4 Miles Distant from the Church and there I baptized a 
young woman of his family and a Boy and Girl of his relatives. This 
Isaac Smith had been formerly a quaker and was scarce then fully come 
off, but came and heard me Preach and was well-affected and did Kindly 
entertain me." 

The great days of that pastoral people are appointed in 
the Town Book of Hempstead, 17 10: 

"Ordered, Monday, May 10, is the day concluded on to part our 
sheep, to wash and shear at Isaac Smith's, Herricks, also to part our 
sheep the first Monday in October at the same place." 


The old vellum-bound Register wherein ''Marriages, births 
and deaths are Contained of ye people in Skorn called Qua- 
kers," gives this record of the wife of Isaak Smith:' 

" Elisabeth Vnderhill borne ye 2nd of ye 5th mo. 1669," 

at " Killingworth upon Matinecock. " She was the youngest 
daughter of Captain John Underbill, versatile hero of early 
New England, and of his second wife, Elizabeth Feake, 
through whom came the endowment of Winthrop blood. 
She was the daughter of Mr. Robert Feake of Watertown, 
one of Winthrop's party of 1630, and Bessie (Fones) Win- 
throp, the young widow of the Governor's son Henry, 

• On land now owned by Isaac Willets. 


drowned the day after his arrival in "the Massachusetts." 
Bessie Fones was herself a Winthrop, being daughter of 
John Winthrop's elder sister, Anne Winthrop, 1 586-161 8, 
and Thomas Fones of London. After her second widow- 
hood she married William Hallet of Hallet's Cove. 

The Underhill lineage is of interest in both ascent and 
descent. The American family carry a direct line back to 
William Underhill of Wolverhampton, Armiger, born 1423, 
who married a Stanley of Bromwich. His son Nathaniel 
was father of the first John Underhill who married Agnes 
Porter of Eatington, Warwickshire. Their younger son, 
Thomas, married Anne Winter of Huntington. Their son, 
Edward Underhill, "the hot Gospeller," but knighted by 
Elizabeth, married Joan Pyrene, and was father of Sir John 
Edward Underhill, who married Mary Moseley of Wolver- 
hampton. They were the parents of the founder of the 
American family, 


born in Warwickshire, December 10, 1597; married (i) 
Helena Kruger, "a lady of Holland," mother of the elder 
three of his children, and dying in Southold, 1649; and (2) 
in 1658, Elizabeth Feake, 1633-1674. 

Issue : 

Benoni Underhill, b. in Leyden, 1624; descendants at 

Sandown, N. H. 
Elizabeth Underhill, d. i. 1636. 
John Underhill, = Mary Prior; Matinecock. 

b. 1642; m. Oct. I, 1668; d. Dec, 25, 1695. 

Deborah Underhill, b. Nov. 9, 1659, = Henry Townsend. 
Nathaniel Underhill, = Mary Ferris ; Westchester County ; 

b. Feb. 22, 1663; d. 1710. 

Hannah Underhill, b. Oct. 2, 1666, = Thomas Alsop. 
Elizabeth Underhill, = Isaak Smith ;^ Hempstead ; 

b. May 2, 1669. 
David Underhill, = Hannah Townsend; Oyster Bay; 

b. Feb. 1672. 


Captain John Underbill is called by Fiske, "the most 
dramatic character in our early history. " Coming to Massa- 
chusetts Bay in 1630, he was the Miles Standish of the 
Colony, for seven successive years appointed as its Military 
Instructor. He was the personal and political friend of 
Henry Vane, whom he followed to England in 1638, and 
then published his story of the Pequot War under title of 
^^N ewes from America. A nezv and Experimental Discovcrie 
of New E^igland containing a new Relation of Proceedings 
there y these two years past by John Vnderhill, Commander of 
the IVarres there." On his return to America, in 1641, he 
was made Governor of the new plantations at Exeter and 
Dover. But his erratic spirit chafed under the hierarchical 
system of the time. His term of office was shortened by his 
heretical utterances and irregular life, and finally, excom- 
municated, he took up the free lance and came to Nieuw 
Amsterdam, sure of finding a more liberal government. In 
1643, he was in the Dutch service as Captain Jan Van der 
Hyl, but soon under English commission against New 
Netherland, he was active in fomenting the discontent which 
helped the overthrow of that government. He was one of 
the Hempstead Convention of 1665, High Sheriff of the 
North Riding of the newly erected Yorkshire, and later, 
Surveyor-General of the Island. He died November 21, 
1672, on his estate of Killingworth, Matinecock Point, and 
there is buried on a high, cedar-crowned knoll overlooking 
the blue Sound. 


Jacob Smith' was bom Decembers, 1690, ^ I^ married, 
in 17 19, Freelove Jones, and (2) PHEi{E^^^**^iiamed in his 
Will. His death occurred in 1757. He was a Warden of 
Saint George's Church, Hempstead, 172 1-3 1, 1740-46; a 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and in 1752, one of 


the Commissioners to apportion Hempstead Plains, a work 
of great local importance. 

Issue : 

VI. Thomas Smith,' b. Aug. 28, 1720 (page 63). 
Isaac Smith,'' b. Sept. 9, 1722 (page 64). 
Elizabeth Smith.' 
Jacob Smith," bap. June 5, 1744, 

at Saint George's Church, as "son of Jacob and Phebe 
Smith." He probably died in childhood. The tradition of 
the Centre Island family is, that Elizabeth died a young 
woman, unmarried. 


In the Name of God, Amen! I, Jacob Smith of Hempstead, in 
Queen's County in Nasaw Island in the Province of New York, being 
now in perfect health and memory and knowing that it is appointed 
unto all men to dye, do make and publish this my last Will and Testa- 
ment in manner and form following : — 

hnprmiis; I bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body to 
the earth whence it came, to be buried in a decent and Christian-like 
manner at the discretion of my Executors, and touching such worldly 
estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and 
dispose of it in the following manner: — 

Imp.; I give to my wife Phebe Smith, my negro woman Belle, and 
one bed and furniture and my silver Tankard and silver Teapot and six 
teaspoons and my riding-chaise and horse which I give my said wife in 
lieu of her Dowry. 

Item; — I give my son Thomas Smith my negro James, and £'^0 of 
money to be paid by my Executor, and I give my said son Thomas 
Smith all my lands lying in the Nine Partners in Dutchess County in 
the Province of New York, to him, his heirs and assigns, forever, and 
likewise the best horse or mare I leave at my decease. 

Item; — I give to my grandson, Uriah Smith ;^ioo of my estate to be 
paid him in money by my Executor. 

Item; I give all my house, lands and rights of lands in the Bounds 
of Hempstead to my son, Isaac Smith, to him, his heirs and assigns 
forever, with all my meadow lands to him his heirs and assigns. Like- 
wise I do constitute my son Isaac Smith, my only and sole Executor of 
this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly disavow, 
revoke and disannul all and every other former Will and Testament and 
Executors by me in any way, before this time, named, made and be- 

JONES. 61 

queathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will 
and Testament. In witness Whereof I have set my hand and seal this 
30th day of January in the year of our Lord 1755. 


John Mitchell ) 

MicAii Smith \ Witnesses 

Isaac Smith ) 

Offered for probate by John Mitchell, weaver, before 
Goldsbrough Banyar, Dep. Sec'y, March 15, 1757. 


Freelove Jones, wife of Jacob Smith, ^ was the second 
daughter of Major Thomas Jones and Freelove Townsend. 
The Jones Family is of Welsh descent, the Joneses of Ystrid 
representing a long line of Cymric chiefs. Thomas Jones 
was probably born in Wales about 1665, although he came 
to America from Strabane, in Coimty Tyrone, Ireland. 

He served with distinction in the English Revolution, at 
the Battle of the Boyne, at Aghrim and at the Siege of 
Limerick. William III. rewarded his valor with Letters of 
Marque against the Spaniards. In this career of legalized 
piracy, he was at Jamaica during the great earthquake of 
1692, which so influenced him, that he left the sea, and 
settled in Rhode Island, but on Long Island, he is still 
known as "Pirate Jones," and his house was called "the 
Pirate's House. " 

In Newport he married Freelove Townsend, daughter of 
Thomas Townsend,* who, June 16, 1695, deeds to "my 
son-in-law Thomas Jones and ffreelove his wife, for their 
Dutyful and well Demeaning themselves toward me, and 
divers other good causes," a tract of land at Fort Neck, South 
Oyster Bay, six thousand acres, bought of the Massapequa 
Indians in 1688. There, Thomas Jones erected "a faire 
brick mansion," which stood until 1837. 

• Son of John Townsend and Elizabeth Montgomery, niece of Governor Dongan, 
Earl of Limerick. 

62 JONES. 

In 1704, he was commissioned by Lord Cornbury High 
Sheriff of Queens; in 1706, Major of Queens County Militia; 
in 1 7 10, Ranger-General of the Island of Nassau, an office 
of great privilege and many perquisites. 

Thomas Jones died at Fort Neck, in 17 13, and was buried 
on his estate, his grave bearing an epitaph written by 
himself, — 

" From distant lands to this wild waste he came, 
This spot he chose and here he fixed his name. 
Long may his sons this peaceful spot enjoy 
And no ill fate their offspring e'er annoy." 

The Pirate's House was reputed to be haunted, and the 
story is current on Long Island, that when Major Jones lay 
on his death-bed, a great, black bird hovered over him ; as 
the breath left his body, the bird made its exit through the 
west end of the house. No effort to close the hole ever 
succeeded; if built up during the day, it was mysteriously 
opened at night. 

Thomas Jones' = Freelove Townsend." 

Thomas Jones, b. c. 1665 ; m. 1695 ; d. Dec. 13, 1713. 

Freelove Townsend, b. Dec. 29, 1674; d. July 1726. 
She married (2) Timothy Bagley. 


II. I. Sarah Jones, ^ b. ; d. Aug. 18, 1696, at Newport. 

2. David Jones,' 1699-1775, = Anne Willet. 

3. Thomas Jones, '^ 1702-1741; d. unm. 

4. Freelove Jones, ° 1704- , = Jacob Smith.' 

5. Margaret Jones,' 1706- , = Ezekiel Smith. 

6. William Jones,' 1 708-1 779, = Phebe Jackson. 

7. Sarah Jones,' 1710- , = Gerardus Clowes. 

8. Elizabeth Jones,' 1712- , = Jacomiah Mitchell. 

David Jones^ was father of Thomas Jones," 1731-1792, the 
Recorder of New York City, distinguished as a lawyer, a 
Loyalist, and as author of the History of New York during 
the Revolutionary War, and of Arabella/ wife of Col. Richard 
Floyd, from whom descended the Floyd -J ones, or "South- 
Side Jones," of Long Island. 


William Jones' was founder of the family of " North - 
Side Jones. " His son Samuel^ was called the "Father of 
the New York Bar;" his grandson Samuel* was Chancellor 
of the State, and other eminent lawyers were in the family. 


Thomas Smith/' eldest son of Jacob' and Freelove (Jones) 
Smith, was born in Hempstead, August 28, 1720 In 1743, 
he married Phebe Allen, daughter of Henry and Mary 
Allen of Great Neck, and bought the lower half of Hog 
Island, now Centre Island, in Oyster Bay, becoming the 
first resident proprietor. There he died, August 26, 1795. 


VII. I. Freelove Smith,' b. March 24, 1744; d. unm. June 

20, 1815. 

2. Phebe Smith,' b. Aug. 20, 1746; d. unm. Nov. 18, 


3. Mary Smith,' = Thomas Cock; 

b. July 14, 1748; d. April 26, 1806. 

4. Abraham Smith,' b. Jan. 10, 1751; d. unm. Dec. 

12, 1825. 

5. Sarah Smith,' b. April 21, 1753; d. unm. Oct. 29, 


6. Thomas Smith,' = Deborah Butler; 

b. Aug. 21, 1755; d. Dec. 3, 1807. 

7. Jacob Smith,' = Sarah Underbill; 

b. Dec. 24, 1757; d. July 21, 1821. 

8. Isaac Smith,' == Jemima Frost; 

b. March 8, 1760; d. ch. April 19, 1831. 

9. Elizabeth Smith,' = John Underhill; 

b. Feb. 23, 1762; d. Jan. 16, 1829. 
10. Margaret Smith,' = Daniel Underhill; 
b. June 23, 1764; d. April 16, 1841. 

» For succeeding generations see Smith MSS. of M. B. F. 



Isaac Smith," younger son of Jacob' and Freelove (Jones^) 
Smith, was born at the homestead near Herricks in the 
town of Hempstead, September 9, 1722. Remarried Mar- 
garet Platt at Saint George's Church, January 2, 1744. 
He came to Dutchess County, to the then Amenia Precinct, 
and settled at The Square in 1767-68. He built there the 
old house still standing, and died there, May 29, 1795. H® 
was associated with Abraham Bockee' and Ephraim Paine 
as one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace. The Courts 
were held at The Square, and the Whipping Post stood in 
the triangle formed by the branching roads. 


VII. I. Mary Smith,' =. Maurice Smith; 

b. Oct. 29, 1744; m. May 29, 1762; d. Dec. 10, 
1809. Nothing is known of her married life, or 
of her descendants. A daughter, Margaret,* 
was bap. at Saint George's, in 1769, when the 
parents were registered as "of Chester, in 
Conn." A letter written by her from " Castell 
Boyne " in 1792, speaks of "both" her children, 
and names " Peggy." She was then a widow. 

2. Jacob Smith,' = Rebekah Peters; 

b. Jan. 19, 1746; m. July 12, 1767. Soon after 
came to the Charlotte Precinct of Dutchess 
County and settled a mile northeast of Salt 
Point. There he died, Feb. 13, 1810.^ 

3. Uriah Smith,' b. Oct. 9, 1749; d. unm. Aug. 3, 1773, 

at the home of his uncle, Thomas Smith, on 
Hog Island, Oyster Bay; the first burial on the 

4. Freelove Smith,' = Uriah Mitchell; 

b. Feb. 17, 1752; m. May 16, 1770; d. May 7, 
1827 ; buried at The Square. 

» For descendants of the children of Isaac and Margaret (Platt) Smith see Smith, 
and Plaii MSS. of M. B. F. 

>> For ascending line of Rebekah Peters, and three generations of their descend- 
ants, see A Peters Lineage, by M. B. F. 


VII. 5. Piatt Smith/ = Polly Miller; 

b. May 15, 1754; d. Nov. 4, 1793; buried at 
The Square. His wife, dau. of Abraham Miller 
of Easthampton. 

6. Phoebe Smith,' == Matthias Burnett Miller, M. D. ; 

b. Oct. 17, 1756; m. March 9, 1777; d. Sept. 4, 
1800. Dr. Miller was a surgeon in Regiment 
of Col. Sutherland, 1777 ; a member of the Con- 
stitutional Convention of New York. He died 
in Savannah, Feb. 7, 1792, while in attendance 
upon the yellow fever victims, and was buried 
with them in the trenches.^ 

7. Elizabeth Smith,' = John Miller, M. D. ; 

b. Feb. 23, 1758; m , 1793 (second wife); 

d. July 14, 1832. 

8. Catharine Smith,' = Jacob Bockee; 

b. May 23, 1761; m. April 17, 1783; d. Sept. 
20, 1826; buried at The Square, 
p, .... „ . , , I. Lucretia Miller; 

' "" 2. Catalina Van Ness; 
b. July 31, 1763; m. (i) Jan. 15, 1789; (2) Dec. 
19, 1794; d. Nov. 9, 1801. He moved to Wash- 
ington County, N. Y., in 1791. 

10. Isaac Smith,' = Phoebe Lewis; 

b. July 25, 1767; m. Jan. 28, 1794; d. July 10, 
1825. In 181 3, he removed from The Square 
to the estate at Lithgow. 

11. Margaret Smith,' = John Miller, M. D. ; 

b. March 14, 1771; m. ; d. Oct. 8, 

1792 ; buried at The Square. 


To all people to whome these Presents may come or in any wise con- 
cern. Know ye that I Isaac Smith of Amenia town in Dutchess County 
and State of New York, being now weak of health but of Sound mind 
and memory, do, this 26th day of June in the year of our Lord Christ, 
1794, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. 

» Matthias Burnett, John and Lucretia Miller were children of Burnett Miller, 
1729-1799, and wife, Elizabeth Huntting, and with his brother Abraham, fifth in 
descent from John Miller of Maidstone, Kent. 


In the first place, I give my Soul to God who gave it and my body I 
do order to be buried in a decent manner by my Executors. I do order 
that my executors herein after named, do pay all my Just debts and 
Funeral charges, and touching such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased 
God to bless me with, I give and devise in the following manner and 

I do give, devise and bequeath to my Sons, Piatt Smith and Isaac 
Smith to be divided equally between them, all my Real Estate, to them, 
their Heirs and assigns forever, as also, all my negroes, all my live 
Stock and all my farming Utensils, upon condition that they pay the 
herein after bequeathed Legacies. 

I also hereby nominate, Constitute and appoint my Sons, Piatt Smith 
and Isaac Smith, Executors of this my last Will and Testament. 

I do give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Smith, my old Large 
Bible, a gun, bayonet and Cartridge-box, all of which he has now in his 
possession. I do give and bequeath to my son Philip Smith the sum of 
two hundred pounds to be paid him by my said son Piatt Smith, one 
hundred pounds to be paid in one year after my Decease and the other 
one hundred pounds in one year after, 

I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Miller, 
the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid within one year after my 
Decease, by my said Executors. I give and bequeath to my Daughter 
Freelove, wife of Uriah Mitchell, the sum of one hundred pounds, half 
to be paid within one year after my Decease, and the other half within 
one year thereafter by my said Executors. I do give and bequeath to 
my Daughter Phoebe widow of Matthias B. Miller, the Sum of one 
hundred pounds, the half to be paid within one year after my Decease, 
and the other half within a year thereafter. I give and bequeath to my 
Daughter Catharine, wife of Jacob Bockee, the Sum of one hundred 
pounds to be paid the half within one year of my Decease and the other 
half within a year thereafter. 

I do give and bequeath unto my grandchildren, the two surviving 
children of my daughter Margret, deceased, Eliza Miller and Mariah 
Miller, the sum of one hundred pounds to be equally Divided between 
them when they arrive at the Age of eighteen years, or when they 
marry if under that Age By consent of their Father, also a Saddle to 
Each that shall be worth seven pounds when they arrive at the Age of 
sixteen, all which is to be paid by my said Executor and if one Should 
die under eighteen, the whole to go to the Surviving one. 

I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Smith my clock. I give to my 
above named Daughters and to the two children (to be equal to one of 
my daughters) all my household furniture and movables in the house 
(except such as are heretofore bequeathed) to be equally divided among 

1 do order and Direct that all the above Legacies be paid in Spanish 
milled Dollars at two and a half to the pound, or other money fully 
equivalent thereto, and I do hereby nominate and appoint my Son 


Jacob Smith and my friend Ezra Thompson overseers of this my Last 
Will and Testament and do Impower and Require of them that if any 
case my said Executors Do not Comply with this Will and pay Legacies 
according Thereto, that they or the Survivour of them shall sell as much 
of my Real Estate as will pay the Same, and pay them according to the 
true intent of this my will, and I do hereby Renounce and disannul all 
Wills, Testaments, Executors, and Legacies, by Me Heretofore made, 
appointed, devised, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be 
my last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal the day 
and year above written. ISAAC SMITH 


Margaret Platt/ wife of Isaac Smith," was born Aug. 
i6, 1728, in Hempstead, Long Island; married Jan. 2, 1744, 
and died at The Square, Aug. 10, 1791. Her immigrant 
ancestor was 


died 1684, and who with wife Mary, died 1669, were among 
the first settlers of Milford, Connecticut. There is some 
reason to believe him from Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. He 
went to Milford in 1639 after a year's sojourn in New Haven 
where he was granted eighty acres in the "Hertfordshire 
Quarter," land south of Chapel Street. 

His second and third sons, Isaac* and Epenetus," came to 
Huntington, Long Island, about 1665. 

II. 5. (Capt.) Epenetus Platt° = Phehe Wood." 

Bap. at Milford, July 12, 1640; d. Sept. 1693. His wife 
Phebe was daughter of Jonas Wood,^ Chirugien, one of the 
Hempstead Convention of 1665; d. June 12, 1687; son of 
Edmund Wood,* at Wethersfield, 1637, son of Mr. Edmund 
Wood,' of Oakham, Yorkshire, at Springfield, Massachu- 
setts, 1636. 



III. Phebe Piatt,' = John Tredwell, of Hempstead; 
b. March 19, 1669; d. ch. 

Mary Piatt/ b Jan. 11, 1672, = Tredwell. 

Epenetus Piatt,' b. April 4, 1674, = Elizabeth Smith. 
Hannah Piatt,' b. Aug. 23, 1679, = Jacob Conklin. 
Elizabeth Piatt,' b. March i, 1682, = Jonathan Smith. 

Jonas Piatt,' b. April 24, 1684, = . 

Jeremiah Piatt,' b. Nov. 25, 1686, = Hannah . 

Ruth Piatt,' b. June 15, 1689. 
Sarah Piatt,' b. Feb. 4, 1692. 

III. 3. (Major) Epenetus Platt ' = Elizabeth Smith. 

B. April 4, 1674; m. lie. May 6, 1703; d. Aug. 1745. In 
the Colonial Assembly, 1 723-1 739. 

Issue : 

IV. Phebe Piatt,' = Col. Benjamin Tredwell, Great Neck; 

m. Aug. 25, 1725; d. Dec. 19, 1801. 
Zophar Piatt,' M. D., = Rebecca Wood; 

b. 1705; in- May 30, 1727; d. Sept. 28, 1792. 

Uriah Piatt,' = Mary Smith; 

b. 1707; m. May 30, 1727; d. Feb. 20, 1746. 

Epenetus Piatt,' = . 

Elizabeth Piatt,' = Micajah Townsend; 

m. April 23, 1732; d. May 16, 1759. 

IV. Uriah Platt' = Mary Smith.' 

Uriah Piatt' was born 1707; married May 30, 1727; died 
Feb. 20, 1 746. He inherited lands in Cold Spring, but lived in 
Hempstead at the spot since called Plattsdale. His wife, Mary 
Smith,* b. Dec. 11, 1706, was daughter of Richard Smith' of 

Hempstead, and wife, Mary ■ , son of John Smith,' eldest 

son of John Smith, Rock,° 1615-1706. She married (2) 
Richard Smith of Hempstead, who died in 1747. 


V. Margaret Piatt,' = Isaac Smith;' 

b. Aug. 16, 1728; m. Jan. 2. 1744; d. Aug. 10, 1791. 


V. Epenetus Piatt," = Katharine Lawrence; 

b. July 25, 1730; m. lie. June 12, 1753; d. Feb. 4, 1777. 
Philip Smith Piatt/ = Elizabeth (Smith") Mott; 

b. Jan. 14, 1732; m. June 29, 1766; d. 1801. 

Uriah Piatt/ = Sarah Tredwell; 

b. Jan. 5, 1734; m. Jan. 27, 1761; d. July 21, 1803.'' 
Catharine Piatt,' 

b. April 26, 1736; d. Sept, 26, 1736. 


MiCAH Smith was born in 1704, and died between April i 
and May II, 1747. He married, May 7, 1725, Phebe Thorne, 
b. 1 701, dau. of Richard Thorne and his wife Phebe Denton. 

Issue : 

VI. Elizabeth Smith, « = '• '7~7 ^f"".' , 

2. Philip Smith Piatt; 

bap. June 17, 1733; m. (i) ; (2) June 29, 

1766; d. 1776. 

Micah Smith, ^ bap. March 22, 1734; d. unm. 
Isaac Smith," = Phebe Marvin; 

bap. March 16, 1736 ; m. Oct. 4,1757 ; d. May 19, 2809. 
Richard Smith," bap. Aug. 24, 1740. 
Phebe Smith," bap. Dec. 1742. 
Jacob Smith," bap. June 1744; not named in Will; 

probably d. i. 

In 1735, " Micha vSmith of Hempstead, Gentleman," was 
one of the King's Justices ; Warden of Saint George's Church, 
1736-1745; Town Clerk of Hempstead. 

His Will, dated April i, 1S47, leaves lands in Dutchess 
County, Lot No. 21, and one-quarter Lot No. 18, to his 
daughters. In the Clerk's Office at Poughkeepsie, indexed, 
" Ye Smiths of Long Island," under date of October 11, 1761, 
are conveyances from "Isaac, Micah and Richard Smith, of 
Hemstede, to Lewis Barton of Krom Elbogh," of land now 
included in the Cornelius Pugsley farm in Stanford. 

» For further data, see Flati MSH. of M. B. F. 


Abraham Bockee" was born at The Old Place, now She- 
komeko, February 3, 1784, and died there, suddenly, while 
sitting in his chair, June i, 1865. 

He was graduated at Union College, May 4, 1803, and 
studied Law in Poughkeepsie with William Slosson. The 
license from James Kent, authorizing him to practice at 
Attorney at Law in the Supreme Courts of the State, is dated 
May 16, 1806; that, as Counsellor at Law, November i, 181 1. 
He practiced Law in Poughkeepsie until his return to the 
homestead in 181 5. He was later concerned in state and in 
national politics, but singularly unambitious; every office 
came to him unsought. He was a strong Federalist, and 
later, a staunch supporter of Jackson, but though an uncom- 
promising Democrat of the Old School, one of the last pub- 
lic acts of his life, was on an inclement day, in November, 
1864, to ride several miles to Millerton to vote for Abraham 

He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1820; of 
the House of Representatives, 1 829-1 837 (the Twenty-first, 
Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses) ; of the New 
York Senate, 1840-44. He was appointed Judge of the 
Court of Errors in 1843, of Dutchess County, in 1846. The 
extract below from an obituary written by a prominent 
member of the Poughkeepsie Bar gives the current estimate 
of his legal ability, but does not measure the wide range of 
learning and the intellectual resources of a man who could 
so easily, in middle life, leave a promising career for the 
seclusion of an isolated country home : — 

"There were perhaps few clearer minds in his, or any other state. 
As a lawyer he could rise above mere forms and technicalities and 
grapple with the great principles which underlie both society and gov- 
ernment, and as a Judge, his opinions delivered in the highest court 
of this state a are an enduring monument to his ability. He seemed 

» See HilVs Reports, Vol. VI. and Vol. VII. 


ambitious only to perform with fidelity any duty or trust which devolved 
upon him, and never condescended to seek official preferment, but to 
his ability, learning and experience, had there been added the shrewd- 
ness of the politician, he might have adorned the executive chair of his 
native state, or occupied a high and permanent seat in the temple of 

March 4, 1809, he married Martha Oakley. 
Issue : 

VII. I. Catharine Jerusha Bockee/= Augustus Flint (p. 75). 

2. Jacob Bockee,' M. D.,= Catharine Wilkinson (p. 76). 

3. Mary Bockee,' = Barak Willson (p. 78). 

4. Jesse Oakley Bockee/ = Sarah Anne Flint (p. 78). 

5. Alexander Phoenix Bockee/ b. Jan. 27, 1822; d. 

Aug. 13, 1825. 

6. Isaac Smith Bockee,' = Sarah Robbins Starr (p. 79). 

7. Velina Bockee,' = Archibald Wilson (p. 80). 

8. Phoenix Bockee,' = Elizabeth Pugsley (p. 81). 


Martha Oakley,'^ called "Patty," born in Beekman, 
September 28, 1791, married in Poughkeepsic, March 4, 
1809, died at The Old Place, February 5, 1866. She was 
educated at the famous Girls' School of the Misses Pierce 
in Litchfield, Connecticut. Noted for great beauty in her 
youth, its traces, and her dignified carriage, remained through 
life. Married at seventeen, she was soon the mistress of the 
farm at Shekomeko, and trained herself to great executive 
ability. Her housekeeping, the rearing of her children and 
often the management of the farm, went on with a wide 
hospitality and continuous mental culture. One of the most 
vivid pictures before me, is of the stately woman beside the 
fireplace in the great, stone-paved kitchen, attending to a 
cauldron, perhaps of lard or soap, but with a volume of 
Shakespeare in her hand. 

Martha Oakley was the eighth child of Jesse Oakley, 


1748-1827, and Jerushah Peters,* 1756-1808, married Feb- 
ruary 12, 1775, with issue :'^ 

Mary Oakley, 17 76-1 833, = William Moore. ^ 

George Peters Oakley, 177 7-1847, d. ch., = Ruth Wilkinson. "= 

Patience Oakley, 17 80-1 7 94. 

Sarah Oakley, 1 781-1840, d. ch., = Andrew Moore.** 

„, T 1 r\ ^^ o o I- Lydia Williams; 

Thomas Jackson Oakley, i78^-i8s7, = ,/ •, -■ ^ 

■* , ^' / o o/» 2. Matilda Cruger. 

Phebe Oakley, 1 786-1 866, = Robert Wilkinson. = 

John Wilmot Oakley, 17 88-1 840, = Harriet Badger. 

Martha Oakley, 1791-1 866, = Abraham Bockee. 

Velinah Oakley, 179 3- 1795. 

Jesse Maurice Oakley, 1795-1848; d. unm. 

A Son, 1797, d. i. 

Velinah Oakley, 1799-1873, = Gilbert Wilkinson.* 

Jesse Oakley was born at West Hills, Huntington, Long 
Island, April 28, 1748. When a young man he came to the 
"new lands" of Dutchess County, settling on a farm at 
Hoxie's Corners in Beekman, where he afterward kept a 
large country store. October 17, 1775, he was commissioned 
as First Lieutenant under Capt. Vincent in the Fifth Regi- 
ment of Dutchess County Militia, but his name is not in the 
Roster of State Troops, and from the known loyalty of his 
wife's family, it is doubtful if he ever served. He was 
Supervisor of Beekman, 1792-96; Member of Assembly, 
1794-97. He removed to Poughkeepsie in 1802. November 
29, 1808, he married (2) Mrs. Susan (Romeyn) Linsen, 1768- 
1834. He died, November 9, 1827, and was buried in the 
Dutch Burying Ground on the North Road. 

Jesse Oakley was the youngest child of Thomas Oakley, 
and his wife, "Patience Cornwall," (?) who married (2), 1766, 
John Cornell. Their issue '^ was : 

' For descent of Jerushah Peters, through Peters, Hewlett, Abel Smith, Jackson 
and Smith, see A Peters Lineage. 

''Sons of Andrew Moore and Elizabeth Borland ; grandsons of William Moore,- 
M. D., of Antrim, Ireland, d. 1749, and his wife, Mary Palmer, 1709-1810, of Stoning- 
ton. Conn., who m. (2) Griffin, and was a noted preacher among the Friends. 

° Children of Content Moore, 1743-1834 (dau. of Dr. William Moore) and John 
Wilkinson, son of William and Martha Wilkinson. 

^ For further records, see Oakley MSS. of M. B. F. 


Thomas Oakley, = Mary Oldfield. 

Phebe Oakley, = William Oldfield. 

John Oakley, 1737-1833, = Ruth Rogers. 

„ , „ , , I . Abiofail Wood ; 

Samuel Oakley, = ^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ 

Israel Oakley, 1 740-1824, = Elizabeth Smith. 

Andrew Oakley, 1742- , =Patience Smith. 

I. Patience Bayless; 
Wilmot Oakley, 1744-1814, = ^ ^^^^^^^ g^l^^^^ 

Nathaniel Oakley, = Sarah Cushew. 

Jesse Oakley, 1748-1827, = Jerushah Peters. 

Thomas Oakley of West Hills was undoubtedly, Thomas, 
the younger son of Captain Thomas Oakley of Jamaica and 
Foster's Meadows, whose residence and land transfers are 
traced from 1660, when he was one of the Freeholders at the 
Jamaica Division of Land, until his death early in 1709. 
His wife, first mentioned in conveyances of land, was Sarah 
Saxlay, also mentioned in 1689; April 13, 1699, wife Eliza- 
beth is named, while September 21, 1705, is recorded the 
marriage contract between Thomas Oakley and Mary Bur- 
roughs, widow of Edward of Jamaica. 

Of the descendants of Nathaniel, "eldest son of Thomas 
Oakley," there is a continuous record. If 1688, the tradi- 
tional date of the birth of Thomas Oakley of West Hills, be 
correct, his mother was Sarah Saxlay. No record exists of 
the purchase of his lands in Huntington. He was living 
there in 1749, when is recorded the marriage of his son 
Thomas. In 1737, he was still in Foster's Meadows, as named 
in the Town Book, February 13, among those agreeing to 
keep up the fence of the burial ground, "Thomas Oakley 
for his father deceased. " 

But, ascending from "Thomas Oakley of Jamaica, Gentle- 
man," often called Captain Oakley,* begins that uncertainty 
which results from the deplorable neglect of family records 
so common in the early settlement of our country. Briefly 
stated, the problem is this. There came to Westchester 
County, New York, in 1664, 

» Various spellings exist, as Oakle, Oakloy, Oakly, Okeley, Okeloy, Oklcy, etc. 


" Miles Oakley born in Oakley Grove, Parish of Oakley, Cumberland, 
July 15, 161 5, and died in the Borough of Westchester, May 10, 1698." 

Thus reads his gravestone in the churchyard of St. Peter's, 
Westchester. ^ It is said that he was a Member of Parliament 
and an ardent adherent of Cromwell, but that at the Restora- 
tion, finding it convenient to leave England, he came to 
Boston and remained there until the English had taken pos- 
session of New Netherland. He then came to New York 
and settled in Westchester township. Upon its incorporation 
in 1675, he became its first Mayor. After coming to West- 
chester, he married, for the fourth time, Mary Wilmot, 
daughter of Capt. John Wilmot of Great Neck.* 

Contemporary with him was a Miles Oakley, born in Cum- 
berlandshire, June 23, 1623, whose wife Mary was given Let- 
ters of Administration, November 3, 1682. He is believed to 
be the son of Jesse Oakley, 1600-1660. The probabilities are 
strong that this Jesse and the elder Miles were brothers, and 
that Thomas of Jamaica, who must have been of age'in 1660 
and hence born in 1639, or earlier, was the son of Miles and 
preceded him to America. 

It is to be noticed "that in the family of Thomas's son, 
Nathaniel, the name. Miles, and not Jesse, descends into 
this century, and of his son Thomas, the names Jesse and 
Wilmot, but not Miles, are repeated from generation to 
generation. Members of the Westchester family claimed 
cousinship in the third degree with Thomas J. Oakley, 1783- 
1857. That would be the case, if Thomas of Jamaica was 
the son of Miles, 16 15-1698. 

There is no documentary proof thereof, but cumulative 
evidence makes it strongly probable that this line of descent 
is correct: — 

Miles Oakley ' of Oakley Grove and Westchester, 161 6-1698. 
Thomas Oakley ° of Jamaica, d. 1709. 

Thomas Oakley' of West Hills, b. 1688; d. before 1766. 
Jesse Oakley^ of Dutchess County, 1748-182 7. 

It is submitted as a working hypothesis. 

» Some records give the name as Margaret, and assert that she was the mother of 
the only three sons of Miles Oakley. There is no evidence against the assumption 
of an elder son, Thomas of Jamaica, born in England. 


VII. I. 1811-1843. 


Catharine Bockee' was born in Poughkeepsie, March 22, 
181 1, and was educated at the school of the Misses Pierce in 
Litchfield. She married Augustus Flint, November 12, 
1835, and lived On-the-Hill, southeast of The City, Amenia, 
where, after two years' illness, she died, April 9, 1843. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. George Peters Flint,* 

b. Aug. 29, 1836; d. unm. Oct. 27, 1862. 

2. Jacob Bockee Flint,** 

b. Dec. 12, 1838; d. June 9, 1844. 

3. Martha Bockee Flint,* Poughkeepsie ; 

b. Aug. 8, 1841 ; 

George Peters Flint entered the Union Army in Novem- 
ber, 1 86 1, as private in the Fifth New York Artillery, but 
was soon made Quartermaster's Sergeant. Among the troops 
surrendered to Stonewall Jackson, at Harper's Ferry, Sep- 
tember 14, 1862, paroled and sent to Camp Douglass, Chi- 
cago, he was there taken with typhoid fever, and died after 
an illness of three weeks. 

Augustus Flint," 1 807-1 881, was the youngest son of Jabez 
Flint^ and Elizabeth Paine," eldest daughter of Ephraim Paine. ^ 
The Paine family ascend to the Mayflower in two lines, 
through Patience, wife of Governor Prence and daughter of 
Elder Brewster, and through Constance (Hopkins) Snow, 
daughter of Stephen Hopkins. Jabez Flint,' 1 756-1844, born 
in Windham, Conn., came to Amenia as a school-master 
after his service in the Revolution, 1776-79. He was fifth 
in descent from Thomas Flint of Salem, Mass., 1641, immi- 
grant from Matlock, Derbyshire. 

•^6 JACOB BOCKEE,-' M. D. 

vn. 2. JACOB BOCKEE/ M. D. 1814-1885. 

Jacob Bockee' was born in Poughkeepsie, May 4, 1814, 
and died there of apoplexy, November 26, 1885. 

In 1834, he entered the Junior Class of Union College and 
was graduated with the Greek salutatory. He studied Medi- 
cine in Philadelphia and at the Bellevue Hospital, and prac- 
ticed in Poughkeepsie from 1839-1855. From 1855-1861, he 
conducted a wholesale Drug-store in Chicago, living at Hyde 

At the beginning of the Civil War, he served in Missouri, as 
Surgeon of the Thirteenth Illinois Cavalry ; then as Brigade- 
Surgeon, at Fort Pickens, Pensacola, on the staff of General 
Arnold. From 1862 to 1865, he was in charge of the Saint 
James and the Marine Hospitals at New Orleans, thence to 
Baton Rouge, and was mustered out in 1866, when, with his 
family, he returned to Poughkeepsie. 

He married his cousin, Catharine Wilkinson, October 
i5» 1839. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Abraham Bockee,' = Mary Amelia Midler, dau. 
of Christopher and Sarah Maria (Webb) Midler, 
b. June 18, 1840; m. Dec. 6, 1861 ; d. June 19, 1878. 
IX. Maria Helen Bockee," = Joseph William Wilder, 
Chicago ; 
b. Nov. I, 1866; m. March 27, 1887; d. ch. July 
28, 1896. 
Catharine Wilkinson Bockee,' b. Nov. 23, 1868; d. 

Nov. 12, 1870. 
Emily Catharine Bockee,' = Jacob Bockee,' Sheko- 
b. July 6, 1871; m. Oct. 15, 1892. 
X. Elizabeth Pugsley Bockee,'" b. July 30, 1893. 

Mary Midler Bockee,'" b. Nov. 26, 1894; d. May 
7, 1895. 
IX. Mary Virginia Bockee," b. April 26, 1877; d. May 
16, 1878. 

JACOB BOCK^E,-^ M. D. 77 

VIII. 2. Phoebe Wilkinson Bockee ;* Poughkeepsie ; 
b. April 23, 1843. 

3. Robert William Bockee," 

b. Oct. II, 1846; d. July 6, 1847. 

4. Mary Wilkinson Bockee ;" Poughkeepsie ; 

b. April 20, 1 85 1. 

Abraham Bockee^ was educated at Union College and 
studied law in Chicago. He served throughout the Civil 
War, at the first call for troops for three months, enlisting 
as Lieutenant in the Nineteenth Illinois for the expedition 
to Cairo. He was then in the Fifty-sixth Illinois, and served 
with them, or on detached service and as Aide-de-Camp to 
General Halleck, throughout the war. He returned to Chi- 
cago to the practice of Law, but in 1878, going to Texas 
and establishing himself at Liberty, in a few months, he died 
of a climatic fever. 

Catharine (Wilkinson) Bockee, born August 29, 1815, and 
dying April 18, 1891, was the only daughter of Robert and 
Phebe (Oakley) Wilkinson. A woman of intellectual force, 
vivified by the charm of rare, magnetic personality, she was 
a potent influence in the society of her younger life, in the 
hospital wards where she moved a benignant presence, in 
the Girls' School which she opened after her return to 
Poughkeepsie, and was sustained thereby through many 
years of wearisome illness. 


VII. 3- MARY BOCKEE^ WILLSON. 1816-1865. 

Mary Bockee' was born at The Old Place, September 13, 
1816; married to Barak Willson, March 20, 1856, and died 
at their home in Amenia, of typhoid fever, August 23, 1865. 
Her life, full of genial activities, was peculiarly that of the 
Helper, one of self-effacement in the interests of family and 
friends. From her girlhood, she had been an officer in the 
Woman's Bible Society of Eastern Dutchess, and was at her 
death, its President. 

Issue : 

Vni. I. Ruth Oakley Willson, « 

b. Jan. 26, 1857; d. Jan. 27, 1857. 
2. Robert Hinman Willson,* 

b. Nov. 25, 1861; d. Sept. 22, 1862. 

Barak Willson,' b. Jan. 24, 1816; d. Feb. 19, 1896, in 
Holyoke, Mass., was the youngest son of Capt. Robert^ and 

Sarah (Thompson) Willson, son of Roberf^ and (Hinman) 

Willson, son of Robert Willson,' of Scotch-Irish extraction. 

VII. 4. JESSE OAKLEY BOCKEE.' 1819-1844. 

Jesse Oakley Bockee' was born March 21, 1819, and died 
of pneumonia, March 23, 1844. October 7, 1841, he married 
Sarah Anne Flint,' daughter of Alfred Flint' and Eimice 
Barlow, granddaughter of Jabez ' and Elizabeth (Paine') Flint. 

Issue : 

VIII. Catharine Elizabeth Bockee,' 

b. July II, 1842; d. June 15, 1844. 

His wife, in 1850, married Columbus Reed of South 
Amenia. Widowed again in 1856, she passed her last years 
in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she died, December 30, 1893. 


VII. 6. ISAAC SMITH BOCKEE/ 1825-1896. 

Isaac Smith BocKitE' was born March i8, 1825; married 
March 15, 1854, to Sarah Robbins Starr, and died of heart 
disease, at his daughter's house in South Manchester, Conn., 
January 6, 1896. He had lived in Northeast, at Norwalk, 
Conn., at The Old Place, 1860-1866; in Owasso, Mich., 
1 866-1 8 7 8, and since 1878, at Orange City, Florida. He is 
remembered as a man whose quiet force of character carried 
conviction with every one of his few words, but not many of 
those who knew him slightly, recognized beneath his modest 
mien, his great intellectual power and the stores of knowledge 
accumulated in seventy years' continuous reading. Devoid 
of ambition and content with learning for its own sake, the 
treasures of a mind unusually exact and logical in its methods 
went to the enriching of his own nature and for the delight 
of those admitted to his close companionship. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Katharine Bock^e,' = Robert Woodford Sturde- 

vant ; South Manchester, Conn. ; 
b. Dec. 20, 1854; m. Sept. 13, 1881. 
( Beatrice Winifred Sturdevant,* d. Jan. 17, 1883. 
IX. \ Lorraine Carter Sturdevant," d. Nov. 16, 1882. 
( b. Sept. 10, 1882. 

Mildred Parker Sturdevant," b. Jan. 25, 1884. 
- Isadore Sturdevant," b. June 2, 1885; d. Feb. 20,1891. 
Eunice Sturdevant,'b. Aug. 27,1885 ; d. May 15,1888. 
Urania Husted Sturdevant,'-" b. Oct. 31, 1888. 
Evelyn Bockee Sturdevant,"'' b. Nov. 14, 1889. 

2. Caroline Humphrey Bockee,* 

b. Feb. I, 1857; d. Oct. 3, 1857. 

3. Robbins Starr Bockee," = Anna Mary Payne; 

Orange City, Fla. ; 
b. June 20, 1S59; m. Nov. 20, 1887. 
IX. Raymond Bockee, ° b. May 29, 1890. 

VIII. 4. Martha Oakley Bockee;" Trenton, N. J. ; 

b. Nov. II, i860. 


VIII. 5. Evelyn Starr Bockee/ 

b. May 15, 1863; d. May 30, 1879. 
6. Anna Battell Bockee;' Trenton, N. J. ; 

b. Dec. 26, 1868. 

Sarah Robbins Starr was daughter of George Starr, 1788- 
1862, of Warren, Connecticut, and his wife Lorraine Carter; 
he, son of the Rev<^- Peter Starr,-'' for fifty-seven years pastor 
of the Congregational Church of Warren, and his wife, Sarah 
Robbins, sister of the Rev^- Philemon Robbins, 1 709-1 781, 
pastor of the Church of Branford. 

VII. 7. VELINA BOCKEE^ WILSON. 1827-1896. 

Velina Bockee' was born August i8, 1827, and married. 
May 29, 1851, to Archibald Wilson, then of Milwaukee, 
which was her home from 1851 to i860, when they returned 
to Poughkeepsie. She died of heart disease, December 31, 
1896, at the Rectory, Montoursville, Penn. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Oakley Bockee Wilson,' = Sarah Margaret (Her- 

ron) Pavey; Chicago; 
b. Dec. 16, 1857; m. May 29, 1886; d. ch. Sept. 
27, 1896. 

2. William Ross Wilson,' b. Aug. 28,1860; Milwaukee. 

3. George Sibbald Wilson,' = Tallulah Pauline 

(Tomanses) Bowden ; Jacksonville, Fla. ; 

b. Feb. 7, 1864; m. Aug. 28, 1895. 

4. Allan Grant Wilson' (the Rev<i), 

b. June 16, 1867. Montoursville, Penn. 

Archibald Wilson, born in Dundee, Scotland, March 17, 
1824, died in Poughkeepsie, July 21, 1890, was son of William 
Wilson and Jean McKenzie (daughter of James McKenzie 
and Barbara Sinclair), and grandson of William Wilson and 
Agnes Ross. 

» Son of Josiah Starr of Danbury. See History of the Starr Family. 



Phcenix Bockee,' born June 7, 1830; married Elizabeth 
Pugsley/ January 22, 1862. In the first year of the Civil 
War, he served as Lieutenant in the Fifth New York 
Artillery, and in the Quartermaster's Department under 
General Stewart Van Vliet. Since 1876 they have lived on 
Pug-sley Hill, Stanford. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Maria Pugsley Bockee," Poughkeepsie ; 

b. March 10, 1863. 
2. Jacob Bockee,* = Emily Catharine Bockee;' 

b. July 15, 1865; m. Oct. 15, 1892; Shekomeko. 
IX. Elizabeth Pugsley Bockee,' b. July 30, 1893. 
Mary Midler Bockee,' 
b. Nov. 25, 1894; d. May 7, 1895. 

VIII. 3. Edward Pugsley Bockee,' 

b. July 16, 1867; d. Jan. i, 1868. 
4. Edward Pugsley Bockee,** b. Nov. 13, 1872. 

Elizabeth Pugsley," born October 9, 1835, was the elder 
daughter of Benjamin Pugsley'* and wife, Maria Taber, daugh- 
ter of Noah Taber and Hannah Carpenter. (See page 90 
and page 108.) 

VI- 2. ISAAC SMITH BOCKEE/ 1786-1847. 

Isaac Smith Bockiee' was born at The Old Place, Sheko- 
meko, May 4, 1786. Of delicate constitution, a change of 
climate was thought important for him, and in 1814, he 
settled in Chenango County, going thither on horseback 
over an Indian trail. He took up a large tract of land, 
including most of the farms now about North Norwich, and 
thereon laid out the present highways. He gave himself to 
the enjoyments of study, of writing, and of country life, to 
the happiness of his children, and the well-being of the 
neighborhood in which he lived, and where he died, March 

8, 1847. 

Isaac Smith Bockee" married, (i) January 14, 1830, 
Clarissa Rundell, the mother of his children, and, (2) 
August 15, 1843, Mary Anne Poyer, fifth in descent from 
the Reverend Thomas Poyer of Jamaica, Long Island, 
Rector of Queens County, 17 10-1732. She married (2) 
James H. Smith, of Binghamton, New York, 

Issue : 

VII. I. Katharine Naomi Bockee,' = Morris Miller Mitchell 
(page 83). 

2. Margaret Smith Bockee,' = Horatio Knight Bel- 

lows, M. D. (page 84). 

3. Maria Clara Bockee,' 

b. Aug. 14, 1835; d. Jan. 26, 1837. 

4. Clara Maria Bockee,' = Francis George Clarke 

(page 85). 

5. Jacob Smith Bockee,' = Ella Garth (page 85). 



Clarissa Naomi Rundell/ wife of Isaac Smith Bockke," 
was born December 14, 1799, ^^^^ ^i^^ July 27, 1840. She 
was the daughter of Jesse Rundell and his second wife, 
Naomi Hollister, of Amenia, born September 4, 1762, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Hollister, born July 30, 1724, who married 
Jemima Phelps, October 13, 1748. 

The Rundell family, whether spelling the name Rundall, 
as in Amenia, Rundal, or Randall, is descended from William 
Rundle,' in 1672, one of the Original Proprietors of Green- 
wich, Connecticut. His son, Abraham Rundle,'^ married (2) 
1720, Rebecca Mead, but by his first marriage had had a 
son, Abraham,' born 17 16, who married Mercy Reynolds, 
born 1 72 1, died March 13, 1809. Their son, Jesse,* born 
September , 1754, died October 29, 1802, married (i) Abi- 
gail , who died May 30, 1787, and (2) October 14, 1789, 

Naomi Hollister, who married (2) Purdy. 

VII. I. 


Katharine Naomi Bockee' was born in Norwich, New 
York, September 9, 1831; married May 8, 1851, to Morris 
Miller Mitchell, =* 1825-1865, of Utica, and since 1882, has 
lived in Denmark, Iowa. Mr. Mitchell practiced law in 
Utica until 1855, when they removed to Portage, Wisconsin. 
Failing health compelled an out-door life, which was spent 
on a farm in Lodi, where he died in 1865. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Hattie Bockce Mitchell,* = Harlan Bellows Quin- 

ton; Denmark, Iowa; 
b. July 2, 1852; m. May 27, 1874. 

* Grandson of Freelove (Smith'') Mitchell (page 64). 


IX. Lucretia Heney Quinton/ b. June 19, 1876. 
Margaret Bellows Quinton/ b. Sept. 29, 1877. 
Sarah Hornby Qtiinton/ b. Nov. 16, 1878. 
Nellie Adams Quinton," b. Feb. 13, 1883. 
Kathryn Bockee Quinton," b. Feb. 12, 1886. 

VIII. 2. Isaac Bockee Mitchell,' 

b. April 18, 1854; d. Sept. 16, 1856. 
3. Morris Miller Mitchell/ = Elizabeth Imogene 
Dwinnell ; Louisville, Ky. ; 
b. Dec. 16, 1856; m. Oct. 8, 1884. 
IX. Morris Bockee Mitchell, ° b. Aug. 21, 1890. 

Virginia Mitchell," b. Oct. 24, 1892 ; d. June 23, 1893. 

VIII. 4. Thomas Mitchell,' 

b. March 7, 1858; d. Jan. 9, i860. 

5. Clara Bockee Mitchell,* 

b. Sept. 27, i860; d. Oct. 6, 1861. 

6. Katharine Bockee Mitchell,' 

b. June 17, 1862; d. June 25, 1863. 

7. Margaret Bellows Mitchell,' b. Nov. 8, 1863. 

8. Millicent Thompson Mitchell,' b. Aug. 28, 1865. 

VII. 2. 1833-1872. 


Margaret Smith Bockee,' born August 15, 1833, died 
April 6, 1872, was married, August 10, 1852, to Horatio 
Knight Bellows, M. D., of Norwich, New York, son of 
Daniel Bellows, 1 796-1866, and his wife, Nancy Knight. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Clara Rundell Bellows,' 

b. Dec. 6, 1853; d. Nov. 21, 1863. 
2. Jane StierBellows,'=zFrank Rogers; Norwich, N.Y. 
b, Sept. 9, 1857; m. Jan. 10, 1883. 


Margaret Bockee Bellows/ 

b. March 17, 1868; d. Sept. 8, 1883. 

Katharine Bockee Bellows," = John Benham Van 
Cleft; Norwich, N. Y. ; 
b. March 30, 1872; m. Oct. 4, 1893. 

VII. 4. 1837-1882. 


Clara Maria Bockee,'^ born July 10, 1837, died Septem- 
ber 13, 1882, was married, August 15, i860, to Francis 
George Clarke, of Oxford, New York, son of Ethan 
Clarke and his wife, Rachel Case. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Francis Bockee Clarke," 

b. Feb. 17, 1863; d. Sept. 14, 1863. 

2. Henry Bockee Clarke,* 

b. Sept. 8, 1864; d. unm. Dec. 23, 1889. 

3. Herbert William Clarke," = Margaret Stanton; 

Oxford, N. Y. ; 
b. April 16, 1867; m. Aug. 29, 1893. 

4. James Winslow Clarke* (the Rev"^); Utica, N. Y.; 

b. Nov. 7, 1869. 


Jacob Smith Bockee' was born July 9, 1840. He was 
graduated from Yale in 1862, and at once entered the Union 
Army as Captain in the Hundred and Fourteenth New York 
Volunteers. He served in the Department of the Gulf, and 
under General Sheridan in the Shenandoah. For a year he 


was on staff duty as Ordnance Officer of the Nineteenth 
Corps, and for several months was Inspector-General of 
Dwight's Division. His brevet rank as Major, and as Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel, dated May 13, 1865, was "for conspicuous 
gallantry at Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864." In that 
battle he was severely wounded in the left lung. 

From 1865 to 1868, he was at Ripon, Wisconsin, whence 
he moved to Hannibal, Missouri, successfully engaged in the 
lumber business. Since 1877, he has lived in Louisville, 

November 22, 187 1, he married Ella Garth, daughter 
of David and Susan C. Garth, of New York City. 


VIII. I. Margaret Clare Bockee,' = Albert A. Cowan; 
Louisville Ky. ; 
b. Oct. 14, 1872; m. Oct. 12, 1893. 
IX. Mary Bockee Cowan," b. Dec. 11, 1894. 

VIII. 2. Helen Garth Bockee,' 

b. Feb. 5, 1877; d. Sept. 7, 1877. 
3. David Garth Bockee,' b. Dec. 8, 1884. 

VI. 3- JACOB BOCKEE/ 1788-1810. 

Jacob Bockee" was born November 12, 1788, and died 
November 24, 1810. He was graduated from Yale in the 
class of 1810, and the rapid decline into which he sank after 
his return home, was attributed to over-study. 

VI. 4. 1790-1814. 


Alexander Phcenix Bockee* was born August 5, 1790, 
and died December i, 1814. At the outbreak of the War of 
181 2, he entered the army as Lieutenant in the Militia Regi- 
ment commanded by Col. John Brush. Taken ill in camp 
on Harlem Heights, he was brought to Poughkeepsie, to his 
brother Abraham's home, where he died shortly after. He 
was buried in the old Dutch Graveyard on the North Road. 

VI. 5. 1792-1853. 


Margaret Platt Bockee' was born May 3, 1792. She 
lived unmarried in the home of her sister, Catharine Bockee 
Deuel, where she died February 22, 1853. 

VI. 6. 1794-1871- 


Maria Bockee,' born January 3, 1794, was married to 
Morgan Carpenter,' February 19, 1819. They spent their 
earlier life on Carpenter Hill, in the town of Stanford, 
Dutchess County, where their children were born, but re- 
moved to Poughkeepsie in 1851. There she died, January 
29, 1871. 

Issue : 

VII. I. Catharine Bockee Carpenter,' 

b. Nov. 23, 1819; d. Feb. 21, 1820. 

2. Benjamin Carpenter,' 

b. Nov. 25, 1821; d. Dec. 30, 1836. 

3. Catharine Bockee Carpenter,' = George B. Lent. 

(Page 90.) 

4. Mary Carpenter,' = Edward Griswold Tyler. 

(Page 90.) 

5. Jacob Bockee Carpenter,' = Sarah Elizabeth Thorn. 

(Page 91.) 

6. Isaac Smith Carpenter,' = i. Julia Willson; 

(Page 91.) 2, Sarah Rebecca Willson. 

7. Louisa Smith Carpenter,' = Abraham Staats. 

(Page 92.) 

8. Sarah Maria Carpenter.' (Page 92.) 

9. Hannah Carpenter,' 

b. Nov. 26, 1835; d. Dec. 2, 1835. 
10. Benjamin Piatt Carpenter,' = Esther Thorn. 
(Page 93.) 



Morgan Carpenter/ born on Carpenter Hill, November 
4) 1795) was the youngest child of Benjamin" and Mary 
(Pugsley^) Carpenter. He was noted for the successful 
activities and financial judgment which marked his pros- 
perous life, and his knowledge of affairs was recognized in 
his appointment as lay Judge of Dutchess County. He died 
in Poughkeepsie, November 14, 187 1. 

The family of Morgan Carpenter " represents in Dutchess 
County, the Carpenters of Rehoboth,^ descended from 
William Carpenter' and wife Abigail, of Amesbury in Wilt- 
shire, who came to America, in 1638, in the ship Bevis, and 
settled at Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Their son, John Car- 
penter,' married Hannah , and was at Jamaica, Long 

Island, in 1664. He died in 1695. His son, William Car- 
penter^ of Hempstead, and wife, Sarah, were parents of 
Daniel Carpenter,* who married Sarah M. Hall, March 14, 
1729. They came to Crom Elbow Precinct in 1752, and he 
died in 1777. 

His son, Benjamin Carpenter,' born on Long Island, July 
II, 1749, married Mary Pugsley* (born March 5, 1756; died 
November 16, 1821), September 9, 1773, and settled in 
Charlotte Precinct, on Carpenter Hill, where he died, Jan- 
uary 13, 1837. 

Issue : 

VI. I. Sarah Carpenter," d. ch., = George Ferris; West- 
chester County. 

2. Samuel Pugsley Carpenter," d. unm. 

3. Daniel Carpenter," =: Zayde Per Lee. 

VII. Samuel Pugsley Carpenter,' = Hannah Huntting. 
Benjamin Carpenter,' = Tamma Huntting. 
Zayde Carpenter,' d. unm. 
Edmund Per Lee Carpenter,' = Frances E. Hoag.' 

» To be discriminated from the descendants of William Carpenter of Providence, 
R. I., also from Amesbury, and probably a nephew of William of Rehoboth. He 
married Elizabeth Arnold, and his son Joseph, born 1695, was a patentee of Oyster 
Bay, Long Island. 


VI. 4. Maria Carpenter/ d. ch., = Bernard Matthison. 

5. Cornelia Carpenter," d. unm. 

6. Hannah Carpenter/ = Noah Taber. 
VII. Benjamin Carpenter Taber,' d. unm. 

Maria Taber,' = Benjamin Pugsley. ^ 

VI. 7. Elizabeth Carpenter," d. imni. 

8. Morgan Carpenter,^ = Maria Bockee." 

VII. 3. 1823-1879. 


Catharine Bockee Carpenter' was born June 24, 1823, 
and married, October 28, 1847, to George B. Lent, of 
Poughkeepsie. A woman of rare beauty and intellectual 
brilliancy, the world was the poorer for her death in the 
ripeness of a beneficent life. She died childless, September 
17, 1879. 


Mary Carpenter,' born February i, 1825; married Oc- 
tober I, 1844, Edward Griswold Tyler, of Pittsfield, Massa- 
chusetts, later establishing themselves at Canandaigua, New 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Maria Seymour Tyler,' b. Feb. 3, 1846. 

2. Morgan Carpenter Tyler,' ^ i. Virginia O. Cham- 
b. Dec. 22, 1847; berlaine; 

m. (i) Nov. 20, 1874; 2. Fanny Hurst. 
(2) April 28, 1892. 
IX. Edward Griswold Tyler," b. Aug. 26, 1876. 
Morgan Seymour Tyler,' b. June 14, 1893. 

VIII. 3. Mary Katharine Tyler,* b. Dec. 31, 1856. 


VII. 5. 1826-1S94. 


Jacob Bockee Carpenter,' born July 16, 1826, was grad- 
uated at Union College, 1845. He married Sarah Eliza- 
beth Thorn, January 28, i860. Although active in political 
and business life, filling various county and state offices, 
and Mayor of Poughkeepsie in 1875, he maintained his fond- 
ness for country life, and it was at his home at Little Rest, 
Millbrook, that he died, suddenly, of heart disease, April 9, 


VIII. I. Mary Thorn Carpenter.' ^ 

2. Jacob Bockee Carpenter,* d. i. 

3. Maria Bockee Carpenter,* = Joseph Tuckerman 

Tower; Millbrook. 
IX. Anna Maria Tower," d. i. 

Josephine Tuckerman Tower.' 


Isaac Smith Carpenter,' born June 24, 1828, has lived 
always on the homestead on Carpenter Hill. He married, 
first, August 28, 185 1, Julia Willson, eldest daughter of 
Hiram Willson" of Pine Plains, son of Capt. Robert Willson,^ 
and of his wife, Eliza Reynolds (daughter of Dr. Israel Rey- 
nolds and Deborah Dorr), who died May 22, 1858; secondly, 
September 5, i860, Sarah Rebecca Willson. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Eliza Carpenter,' b. Sept. 19, 1852. 

2. Morgan Carpenter/ = Virginia Bartlett; The 
Square, Stanford. 
IX. Maria Virginia Carpenter,' b. June 12, 1883. 
Miriam Bartlett Carpenter,' b. Feb. 16, 1885. 

• Author of A Girl's Winter in India, and From Cairo to Jerusalem. 


VIII. 3. Maria Bockee Carpenter/ = Thomas Culbertson 
Clark (the Rev'^-) ; Grand Island, Nebraska. 
b. Nov. 21, 1856; m. Oct. 17, 1888. 
IX. Henry Culbertson Clark/ b. Oct. 13, 1889. 
Isaac Carpenter Clark," b. Aug. 25, 1892. 

VIII. 4. Willson Carpenter/ b. Oct. 7, 1861. 

5. Julia Carpenter/ b. March 25, 1864. 

6. Sarah Louisa Carpenter/ b. Dec. 6, 1865. 

VII. 7. 


Louisa Smith Carpenter/ born December 26, 1830, was 
married July 21, 1851, to Abraham Staats, of Red Hook, 
Dutchess County. Her residence is now in Indianapolis. 


VIII. Katharine Staats,' = Richard Cole; 

b. May , 1852; m. ; d. Nov. i, 1884. 

IX. Blanche Cole," = John M. Somerville; 
b. Oct. 7, 1872; m. Nov. , 1893. 

VII. 8. 1832-1894. 


Sarah M. Carpenter'' was born March 25, 1832, and 
died in Poughkeepsie, of heart disease, March 22, 1894. Of 
quiet, gentle nature, she was nevertheless of marked execu- 
tive ability, and was for nine years, 1 880-1 889, on the State 
Board of Charity, the first woman appointed as a Commis- 
sioner thereof. 


VII. lO. 


B. Platt Carpenter,' born May 14, 1837, was graduated 
at Union College in 1857. He studied and practiced Law in 
Poughkeepsie, served as District Attorney, and as State 
Senator. In 1885, he was appointed Territorial Governor 
of Montana, and has since lived at Helena. 

November 24, i860, he married Esther Thorn. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Nina Carpenter," = Albert Edward Tower; 

Poughkeepsie ; 
b. Aug. 26, 1863; m. April 7, 1885. 
IX. Albert Tower,' b. Nov. 25, 1887. 

VIII. 2. Catharine Carpenter," b. Oct. 12, t866. 
3. Stephen Carpenter,"* b. June 14, 1869. 

VI. 7- ■ 1798-1869. 


Catharine Smith Bockee/ born March 3, 1798, was 
married to Samuel Deuel, March 24, 1825. She lived her 
genial life in the home in which her father and mother had 
spent their last years, and died there, March 26, 1869. 

Issue : 

VII. I. Jacob Bockee Deuel,' = Hannah Emira Scott. 

(Page 96.) 

2. Margaret Mary Deuel,' 

b. May 26, 1827; d. March 11, 1884. 

3. Phoenix Newton Deuel,' = Margaret Amelia Covey. 

(Page 97.) 

4. Silas J. Deuel,' b. Dec. 6, 1833. 

Graduated by Trinity College, Hartford. 

Samuel Deuel, born November u, 1796, died March 11, 
1882, was the eldest son of Jonathan Deuel and his wife, 
Rachel Denton, descended from the Rev^^- Richard Denton, 
1 586-1 66 2, Hempstead, Long Island. 

The Deuel family represents the descendants of William 
DeVille, one of those Huguenot exiles who came to America 
by way of England. He was registered at Duxberry, Mas- 
sachusetts, in 1640; at Braintree, 1643; at Rehoboth and 
finally at Newport, R. I., in 1653 and 1680. 

William DeVille' had four sons: John,''' d. ch. ; Joseph, '^ 
Jonathan^ and Benjamin,^ who left descendants. The names 
of his wife and of his daughter are unknown. Jonathan 
DeVille'^ married Hannah Adley (Audley) and settled in 
Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Of his eleven children, the 
fourth, Jeremiah Deuel,' married (i) Sarah Allen, and (2) 

— , having seven children by the first marriage and 

one by the second. 


In the third generation the French DeVille had become 
gradually anglicized, partly by the old English interchange- 
able use of "v" and "u," until it reached its present form 
of Deuel. In the Tax Lists of Dartmouth, 1770, 177 1, occur 
the names of some twenty of the family, written Deville, 
Devil, Deuil, Deuel. 

The following is the line of descent : 

I. William DeVille. ' 
II. Jonathan DeVille,^ = Hannah Adley. 

III. Jeremiah DeueV = \ Sarah^en; 

IV. Silas Deuel,' = Mary Wilbour; 

b. at Dartmouth, Mass., Aug. 9, 1717. 
V. Jonathan Deuel, ^ = Rachel Denton; 
Mount Ross, Dutchess County ; 
b. Jan. 8, 1764; m. Feb. , 1794; d. , 1846. 

Issue : 

VI. I. Betsey Deuel," = Nicholas Holbrook; Lithgow; 

b. May 2, 1795. 

2. Samuel Deuel," = Catharine Smith Bockee;" 

Pine Plains; 
b. Nov. II, 1796; m. March 24, 1825; d. March 
II, 1882. 

3. Silas J. Deuel," = Catharine Hull; New York City; 

b. March 19, 1799. 

4. Mary Deuel," 

b. ; d. unm. Dec. 25, 1816. 

5. Fanny Deuel," = Milton Bentley; 

b. Dec. 18, 1803. Sherburne, Chenango Co. 

6. Jay Deuel," 

b. March 30, 1806; d. unm. 

7. Catharine Deuel," = Milo Holcome; 

b. Aug. , 1808. Simsbury Conn. 

8. Newton Deuel," New York City. 

b. Jan. 15, 1812; d. unm. 

9. Rachel Deuel," = Edward Crosby, M. D. ; 

Mahopac Falls, N. Y. ; 
b. Feb. 7, 1818; d. ch. , 1871. 



Jacob Bockiee Deuel' was born May 3, 1826. He was 
graduated at Union College, studied Law and settled for its 
practice at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. There he married 
Hannah Emira Scott, May 18, 1854, and died November 
18, 1864. 


VIII. I. Newton Scott Deuel ;" California; 

b. May 25, 1855. 
2. Jay Clarence Deuel,' = Frances Chapin Wellman; 
Alameda, California; 
b. Jan. 16, 1857; m. Nov. 30, 1892. 

IX. Samuel Wellman Deuel," b. March 29, 1894. 
Jacob Newton Deuel,* b. Aug. 25, 1895. 

VIII. 3. Catharine Bockee Deuel,' = Augustin David 
Grignon \^ 
b. May 11, 1859; m. Nov. 18, 1884. 

IX. Augustin Deuel Grignon," 
b. March 24, 1886. 

VIII. 4. Emira Deuel,' 

b. April 15, i86r; d. April 25, 1861. 

5. Mary Deuel,' 

b. April 29, 1862; d. Aug. 12, 1868. 

6. Charles Ephraim Deuel' (the Rev'^), = Katharine 

Isbister Weills ; Boise City, Idaho ; 

b. April II, 1864; m. Sept. 18, 1894. 

IX. Katharine Louise Deuel," b. June 20, 1897. 

» Descended from Pierre Grignon, 1740-1795, grandson of the Baron de Grignan, 
Governor of Provence, and the daughter of the Marquise de Sevigne, whose cele- 
brated Letters were sent to the Chateau Grignan. Pierre Grignon married 
Domitelle de Langlade, 1763-1818, daughter of Charles de Langlade, and grand- 
daughter of the Sieur Augustin de Langlade, who established the first trading- 
post at Green Bay, and were the real founders of Wisconsin. In 1755, Charles de 
Langlade led a band of two hundred and fifty chosen Ottawa warriors to aid the 
French at Fort du Quesne, and two years later was their powerful ally at Fort 
William Henry. 

See Parkman's Montcalm and Wolfe, and Collections of the Wisconsin Historical 



Phoenix Newton Deukl' was born April 23, 1830. He 
married Margaret Amelia Covey, February 15, 187 1, and 
lives at Bethel, Pine Plains. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Sarah Sophia Deuel,' 

b. April 18, 1872. 

2. Samuel Deuel,* = Nellie Sutphen Dusinberre; 

b. Oct. 19, 1874; m. March 25, 1897. 

3. Kathryn Almira Deuel,' 

b. Dec. 29, 1882. 

4. Mary Penelope Deuel,' 

b. June 14, 1887. 

V. 5- 1747-1S04. 


Marya Bockee," elder surviving daughter of Abraham 
Bockee^ and Maria Kaar, was born in New York City, May 
30, 1747, and baptized May 31. She died July 15, 1804. 
The date of her marriage to Isaac Salkeld is lost, but as 
shown by the Will of Abraham Bockee," occurred before 

Issue : 

VI. Isaac Salkeld," == Hannah Hugg. (Page loi.) 
Jacob Salkeld, « = . 

m. May , 1800, and had three children, of whom 
no trace can be found. They probably died young. 

Salkeld is named among "Families of gentle birth" in 
Northumberlandshire. Great-Salkeld is a parish in Cum- 
berlandshire, and at Cold Beck, or Colbrook, Thomas Sal- 
keld lived at the close of the seventeenth century. The 
family had a tendency toward the teachings of the early 
Quakers, and suffered therefrom in person and estate. 

Thomas Salkeld's son, 

John Salkeld,' 1672-1739, = Agnes Powley, 1678-1748, 

was a Preacher, and in 1704 married, and came to America, 
settling at Chester, Pennsylvania.^ His third child, 

John Salkeld,'^ 1709-1777, = Elizabeth Worrall, 

and their sixth child, Isaac Salkeld,' born 1743, married 
Elizabeth Hugg, of New Jersey. It is probably he who 
married (2) Marya Bockee. " ^ There is the tradition in the 

» He may not have remained there. May 25, 1725, the Men's Meeting of Flushing, 
Long Island, give a certificate to their "dear brother, John Salkeld, moving to 
New York." 

^ A letter from one of her descendants says she "married first a man named 
Hugg. Isaac Salkeld was her second husband." That is not so, and the above 
surmise is probably correct. 


family of her brother, Jacob Bockee," that her husband came 
from New York City to Nine Partners as a schoolmaster. 

Isaac Salkeld served in the Revolutionary War as Lieu- 
tenant in the Company of Capt. Anthony Welp, Regiment 
of Col. Marinus Willet, in Levies for Defence of the Fron- 
tiers, appointed November 2, 1781. He was killed in an 
engagement with the British and Indians, in Tryon County, 
in the fall of 1782. An inventory of his estate was taken 
November 11, 1782, by Jacob Bockee' and Brinton Paine, 
and confirmed by Mary Salkeld, Administratrix, August 6, 
1783. June 14, 1784, Mary Salkeld gives to Jacob Bockee' 
a release for her "moiety of Lot No. Twenty-seven " in the 
Nine Partners, for the consideration of one hundred pounds. 
She then moved to Chester, and it is a safe inference that it 
was because her sons there inherited land from John Salkeld. 

It is the belief of the family that her younger son, Jacob 
Salkeld," left no descendants. A painful chapter of his life 
is recorded in an affidavit, February 10, 181 3, copied from 
the original in the Archives of Pennsylvania at Harrisburgh. 

I, Jacob Salkeld was born at Little Nine Partners in Dutchess 
County, State of New York ; My father lived there about six years, then 
removed to Old Chester in Pennsylvania: continued there five years and 
I then took up my residence as an apprentice with a carpenter in Phila- 
delphia, by the name of Alexander Hale; remained with him ten years; 
in May, 1800, married and had three children by my wife. On the 12th 
of August, 1806 engaged as carpenter on board the " Urbania" of Phila- 
delphia, Captain Young, for a voyage to Batavia. Having arrived 
there, was taken ill and as the captain intended remaining there some 
time for the purpose of trading, I received my discharge and entered on 
board the " Reliance" of Boston, commanded by Capt. Isaac Elwell. 

Soon after our departure, we lost our Captain, Chief Mate, three men 
and a boy. "We put into the Cape of Good Hope for want of Naviga- 
tors, all of the remaining crew being then sick. While there I was 
pressed on board His Britannic Majesty's ship, " Raisonable" of sixty- 
four guns. I showed my protection, but the Quarter Master observed 
that he knew me and my family, that I was bom in London and my 
protection was false. 

From there I was sent on board the Grampus, a fifty gun ship, and 
there remained until the 28th of September, 1808 when a British trans- 
port put in for want of water. They being destitute of a carpenter the 
Commander of the Grampus gave me a chance to remain with him or to 
go on board the transport " Spoke" which was bound to Botany Bay 
with convicts. Thinking I might have a better chance of escape from 


the transport I accepted the latter and received from the commander of 
the Grampus a certificate of which the following is a correct copy : 

"These are to certify that Jacob Salkeld has my permission to enter 
upon the Spoke transport he having produced to me a certificate of his 
being an American citizen. t j^ Tait 

His Majesty's Ship Grampus, Capt. 

Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, Sept. 28, 180S." 

In October we sailed and after a passage of eleven weeks reached 
Botany Bay and lay there some months when I was pressed on board 

the " Porpoise," sloop of war, Capt. . In four days after, the Capt. 

of the transport by application of the Governor had me returned to his 
own vessel. We shortly after made sail to survey the coast of New 
Zealand and Van Dieman's Land which being accomplished we returned 
to Botany Bay, and then set sail for Rio de Janeiro in company with a 
British fleet. We arrived there in seventeen weeks and lay some time 
when we made sail for London. After reaching the English Channel 
we were boarded by the officers of two Gun-ships who pressed myself 
and seven others, one of whom was an American, by name George 
Brown of Rhode Island. The brig's name on which we were put was 
the "Eclipse." We remained on her at Dungeness ten days when we 
made our escape in the jolly-boat. We were taken up by some soldiers 
and sent back. The Capt. gave us our choice, to be tried by Court 
Martial or to submit to his punishment ; we preferred the latter, accord- 
ingly we received six dozen lashes, each of us. 

The transport had by this time arrived at London, the Capt. thereof 
wishing me to swear to a protest, made application to the Lords of the 
Admiralty to have me released for awhile. I went up to London for 
the purpose after which I had to return on board the transport, where I 
continued three months in the meantime made application to Mr. Lyman, 
Consul for him to procure my release. He alleged that there were so 
many Americans that he could not procure captains to take them. I 
then was pressed on board the " Cato" ship of twenty eight guns, and 
sailed from the Downs to Rio de Janiero. Arrived there in April, 181 1 
and by permission went on shore. I there fell in with some Americans 
who assisted me in getting on board their vessel, the JuUy, Captain 
Duffield of Philadelphia. I was there secreted for four weeks and three 
days, the officers of the " Cato" all this while making diligent search for 
me on board the vessel I was in, as well as on some others, offering a 
reward of fifty guineas for my person. The JuUy sailed about the 7th 
of June, and we arrived in Phila. 12th August, 1811. 

Sworn and subscribed the loth Feb. 
A. D. 1813, before me, 

John Barker, Mayor. 


VI. I. ISAAC SALKELD/ 1780-1839. 

Isaac Salkeld' was born in the Nine Partners, February 
2, 1780. He went with his widowed mother, Marya Bockee^ 
Salkeld, to Chester, Pennsylvania, and there married, July 
15, 1802, Hannah (Hugo) Hathaway,^ 1780-1852, daughter 
of Jacob and Catharine Hugg, of New Jersey. After living 
in Philadelphia, he removed, in 1823, to Mauch Chunk, where 
he was a founder of the first Lehigh Coal Company. He 
died there, May 4, 1839. 

Issue : 

VII. I. John Salkeld,' 

b. April 20, 1803; d. July 25, 1804. 

2. Anna Salkeld,' = John Fatzinger. (Page 102.) 

T 1 TT o 11 u 7 I- Catharine Fatzinger; 

3. Jacob Hugg Salkeld,' = ^. ,. ,^ . I 
^ ,^ . 2. Carolme (Fatzmger) 

4. Maria Bockee Salkeld,' 

b. Dec. 3, 1809; d. unm. March 22, 1848. 

5. Catharine Bright Salkeld,' 

b. Dec. 24, 181 1 ; d. Sept. 3, 1813. 

6. Isaac Salkeld,' = Juliet Liesering. 

b. Dec. 27, 1813; m. April 11, 1839; d. ch. Dec. 
26, 1839. 

c 11 n 7 I. Amelia Liesering; 

7. George Washmgton Salkeld, = . „ ,. ° 
' 7L t 2. Anna Carolme 

(Page 105.) r^ . 

^ ^ ^ ' Gambee. 

8. Hannah Hugg Salkeld,' 

b. Feb. 16, 1819; d. April 24, 1820. 

Widow of Obed Hathaway, m. 1796, d. 1798, leaving one son, Obcd, 179S-1802. 



Anna Salkeld' was born March 29, 1805; married to 
John Fatzinger, January 2, 1826, and died July n, 1843. 
Mauch Chunk, Penn. 


VIII. I. Catharine Hugg Fatzinger/ = Ashbell Green 

Harned (the Rev"^); Philadelphia; 
b. Nov. 4, 1826; m. Nov. 4, 1844; d. Aug. 3, 1876. 
IX. John Fatzinger Harned/ = Mary Starr Masten; 
b. Aug. 24, 1845; ™- Nov. 4, 1876. 
X. Phoebe Catharine Harned/" b. 1877. 

IX. Anna Adalissa Harned/ = Albert Kampman; 

b. Feb. 24, 1847; m. Nov. 4, 1869. Jersey City. 
X. Ashbell Clarence Kampman/" b. Oct. 12, 1871. 
IX. Marie Bockee Harned/ = Elijah Decker; 

b. June 25, 1849; m. Nov. 12, 1874. Philadelphia. 
X. Albert Hamilton Decker/" b. March i, 1876. 
Cora Catharine Decker/" b. June 22, 1878. 
Anna Adalissa Decker/" 

b. Sept. 9, 1880; d. Sept. 20, 1881. 
IX. Cora Tresillian Harned," 
b. April 12, 185 1. 
Catharine Salkeld Harned/ 

b. Nov. 21, 1853; d. May 25, 1858. 
Edmund Hamilton Harned/ 

b. Nov. 2, 1857; d. April 2, 1858. 
Robert Sharpe Harned/ 

b. Dec. 22, 1858; d. May 18, 1859. 
Harriet Douglas Harned/ = Fred Hammond; 
Horseheads, N. Y. ; 
b. April 20, 1861; m. Dec. 8, 1880. 
X. Harry DeGrau Hammond/" 
b. 1881. 

Marie Harned Hammond/" 

b. 1882. 

Phoebe Catharine Hammond/" 
b. 1884. 


IX. Frances Eliza Harned/=Henry Kulp Stauiler, M. D.; 
Norristown, Penn. 
b. May 15, 1865; m. April 11, 1894. 

X. Elizabeth Kulp StaufEer, '° 
b. May 8, 1895. 

VIII. 2. Edmund Tresillian Fatzinger ;' 

b. Jan. 24, 1829; d. unm. at Island of St. Helena. 
3. Alexander Hamilton Fatzinger," == Rettie L. 
Thompson ; Milwaukee, Wis. ; 
b. May 26, 1833; m. March 23, 1862; d. Jan. 
28, 1886. 

IX. Anna Salkeld Fatzinger/ = James Morton Langley ; 
New York City; 
b. March 27, 1863; m. Oct. 19, 1886. 
X. Earle Alexander Langley," 
b. Aug. 15, 1887. 

IX. John Thompson Fatzinger," = Annie Lee Cook; 
Milwaukee, Wis. ; 
b. Nov. 3, 1864; m. June 29, 1887. 

X. Olive Frances Fatzinger,'" 

b. Nov. 4, 1888. 
Mildred Lee Fatzinger,'" 

b. July 5, 1890. 
Alexander Hamilton Fatzinger,'" 

b. Aug. 6, 1892. 
Elizabeth Creveling Fatzinger,'" 

b. Aug. 21, 1894. 
Mary Edith Fatzinger,'" 

b. May 6, 1897. 

IX. Harry Crellin Fatzinger," 

b. Aug. 14, 1869; d. April 9, 1872. 
Robert Packer Fatzinger," 
b. April 29, 1880. 


VII. 3- JACOB HUGG SALKELD.' 1807-1890. 

Jacob Hugo Salkeld' was born in Philadelphia, June 
7, 1807. He married (i), January 19, 1836, Catharine 
Fatzinger, died 1873, and (2), May 28, 1874, Caroline 
(Fatzinger) Patterson, died 1888. His active life was 
spent in Mauch Chunk, where he was partner with his 
brother-in-law, John Fatzinger, in a large Iron Foundry. 
In 1880, with his family, he removed to Boston, where he 
died, January 23, 1890. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Caroline Virginia Salkeld,* 

b. Dec. 18, 1836; d. Jan. 7, 1839. 

2. Hannah Catharine Salkeld," 

b. Oct. 19, 1838; d. Oct. 19, 1838. 

3. John Jacob Salkeld," 

b. April 18, 1844; d. Aug. 26, 1845. 

4. Charles Edward Salkeld," 

b. April 15, 1846; d. Jan. 7, 1848. 

5. Harry Bockee Salkeld,' Plainfield, N. J. ; 

b. Nov. 13, 1849. 

6. Isaac Frank Salkeld,* 

b. Oct. 12, 1852; d. Oct. 12, 1854. 

7. Thomas Fatzinger Salkeld,' Boston; 

b. March 25, 1854. 

8. Andrew Douglas Salkeld,' = Winifred Wilbur 

Cobb ; New York City ; 
b. Jan 29, 1856; m. June 20, 1889. 
IX. Katharine Elizabeth Salkeld," 
b. July 6, 1890. 
Andrew Douglas Salkeld," Jun., 
b. Jan. 26, 1896. 


VII. 7. 1816-1861. 


George Washington Salkeld,' born June 15, 1816, mar- 
ried (i), July 23, 1S41, Amelia Liesering, who died June 20, 
1846, and (2), June 13, 1S53, Anna Caroline Gambee, who 
died November 9, 1889. He died February 6, 1861. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Edmund Hamilton Salkeld/^^^-^^^.ff^^^^' 

2. Emily L.Gearcy; 

b. June I, 1842 ; m. (i) Nov. 30, 1864 ; (2) 

IX. Pearley Howe Salkeld,'^ 

b. Sept. 13, 1865. 
John Liesering Salkeld/ 

b. ; d. July 9, 1877. 

Harry Bockde Salkeld," 

George Washington Salkeld/ 

Mary D. Salkeld/ 

Dow Salkeld/ 


VIII. 2. Harry Bockee Salkeld/ 

b. Oct. 16, 1844; d. Dec. 1846. 

3. Emily Liesering Salkeld/ =William Henry Gulick; 

Newark, N. J. ; 
b. March 13, 1854; m. Dec. 20, 1S76. 

4. Mary Bennet Salkeld/ 
b. July 31, 1856. 

•Edmund Hamilton Salkeld enlisted at Mauch Chunk, July g, 1862, Second Lieu- 
tenant, Company G, i32d Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers; was wounded at 
Antietam, September 17, 1862, but took command of the Company October i; was 
wounded severely at battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862 ; was discharged 
December 17, 1863, on that account ; now in the Soldiers' Home, Bath, N. Y. 


VIII. 5. Joseph GambeeSalkeld/ = Elizabeth Addis Gulick; 
Newark, N. J. ; 
b. March 12, 1858; m. Nov. 21, 18S8. 

IX. Andrew Gulick Salkeld," 
b. Oct. 21, 1892. 
Emily Gulick Salkeld/ 
b. Nov. 22, 1894. 

VIII. 6. Cornelia Fatzinger Salkeld,** = Charles Howard 
Bowers; Washington, D. C. ; 
b. Aug. 22, i860; m. Sept. 2, 1891. 

V. 8. 1751-1822. 


" New York, den 12 June 175 1 is geboren onse Doghter 
Annetje Bockee des Wonsdaghts avonts," is the entry of the 
birth of the younger surviving daughter of Abraham Bockee * 
and Maria Kaar. 

In 1775, she married William Pugslky/ i 753-1824. They 
lived in "the Old Stone House" on the eastern slope of 
Pugsley Hill, facing the Smithfield Church and the beautiful 
valley which opens southward from The City, and there she 
died July 31, 1822. On that hillside, remains one green 
memorial of her, in a black-walnut tree, one of the original 
group she planted from a dozen nuts she brought home in 
her pocket from a visit to her sister Marya Salkeld, in Ches- 
ter, Pennsylvania. From those nuts have come the stately 
trees at The Old Place and all the black walnuts in Dutchess 

Issue : 

VI. 1. Annetje Bockee Pugsley,^ 

b. ; d. i. 

2. Abraham Bockee Pugsley," — i. Rhesa Trowbridge ; 

(Page no.) 2. Phebe Reynolds. 

3. Samuel Pugsley," The City; Amenia; 

b. Feb. 12, 1778; d. unm. June 30, 1852. 

. 4. William Pugsley," = Deborah Matthison; 

Hudson, N. Y. 

b. 1780; m. ; d. ch. i860. 

. 5. Edward Brundage Pugsley," M. D., = Nelly Sharp; 

(Page III.) 

,„ , .^ , r ,r -r. I- Elizabeth Hillegnist; 

6. Walter Pugsley," M. D., == „,. , ^, ^ %. ^ 
^ •" ' 2. Elizabeth Cornelia Du 

^ *= ^^ ' Coudrus. 


VI. 7. Phebe Pugsley," = Robert Hoag. (Page 113.) 
8. Mary Pugsley," 

b. Feb. 19, 1790; d. unm. Feb. 19, 1834. 

A woman of great executive force; for some years she 
kept the tavern at the old Reynolds House, north of The 
City Church. 


The name of Pugsley has occurred in Devonshire for 
hundreds of years. Some historians refer it to De Pugge, 
or, De Puggay, Norman nobles who crossed the Channel 
with William the Conqueror. But, the family traditions are 
of Welsh origin, and the name is easily derivable from Ap 
Hugh, Pugh, Pugh's lea, Pugsley. Pugsley Hill, where 
they established themselves in Dutchess County, is truly a 
meadow-hill. ^ 

Matthew' and James Pugsley' came from England about 
1680, as stewards of an estate in Westchester County, where 
they, themselves, acquired large tracts of land. November 
20, 1683, Matthew' married Mary, daughter of Lot Hunt, 
but had only daughters. James ' left a large property to his 
son, "John Pugsley,'' of the Manor of Pelham, Gentleman," 
whose will, dated December 20, 1768, names the following 
children : 

HI. James Pugsley," ) Founders of the Westchester 
William Pugsley,' [ Family. 
Samuel Pugsley,' 

Stephen Pugsley,' ^ Settled in Dutchess County. 
Gilbert Pugsley,^ 

» It is said that before finally establishing themselves in Dutchess County, that 
for several years, they every spring drove their cattle there for pasturage, return- 
ing to Westchester in the fall. 

PUGS LEY. 109 

III. Israel Pug-sley,' = Elizabeth ; 

Westchester County. 

John Pugsley,' = , dan. Sir John Archer; 

New Brunswick.* 

David Pugsley/ = , ; Nappan, Nova Scotia. a n 

Sarah Pugsley/ =. Oakley. 9-<l C- . •- C- CP t^U^^^^ 

Phebe Piigsley/ == Bartholemew Hadden. 

Of the three brothers who came to Dutchess County, only 
Samuel is now represented there. Gilbert died unmarried, 

Stephen married Abigail , and lived at The Square on 

the William Thompson Farm, with children, John,' at Rangall, 
1798;^ David;' Gloriana;' Elizabeth;' Sarah' and Phebe.' 

III. ^ vSamuel Pugslky,' 1734-1804, = Elizabeth Brun- 

UAGE, 1 726-1 790, daughter of Dr. Edward Brun- 
dage, of Westchester County. 


IV. I. James Pugsley,' 1757-92, = Mary Oakley, 1750-1814. 
V. James Pugsley,' d. unm. 

Israel Pugsley," d. ch., = Theodosia Cook. 

IV. 2. Phebe Pugsley,' d. ch., = Peter Van Alen. 
3. Sarah Pugsley,' = William Morey. 
V. James Morey," d. unm. 
Phebe Morey," d. unm. 

Eliza Antoinette Morey," = William Corn well. 
Elizabeth Morey," d. unm. 

IV. 4. William Pugsley,' 1753-1824, = Annetje Bockee." 
(Page 107.) 

5. Mary Pugsley,' 1756-1821, = Benjamin Carpenter." 

(Page 89.) 

6. Edward Pugsley,' 1761-1836, = Mary Lapham, 1764- 


* John ' and David ' were Loyalist.s. The Hon. William PuKsley," great-grandson 
of John, is Solicitor-General of New Brunswick. 

•"He went to Norwich, Chenango County. A descendant, Mr. Alfred Pugsley, is 
now in Dryden, N. Y. 


V. Elizabeth Pugsley,' = Allen Thompson; 

Pine Plains. 
Van Alen Pug-sley,' = Samantha Per Lee; Ohio. 
Margaret Pugsley," d. unm. 
Benjamin Pugsley," = Maria Taber;' 

Pugsley Hill, Stanford. 
Samuel Edward Pugsley,' d. i. 
* Cornelius Pugsley,' = Nancy Perry; 

Pugsley Hill, Stanford. 
Horatio Nelson Pugsley," d. i. 

Jacob Thomas Pugsley,' = Mary Ketchum; Ohio. 
Theodore Pugsley,' = Mary J. Miller; 

New York City. 

VI. 2. I776-185I. 


It is regretted that no data can be obtained of Abraham 
BocK^E Pugsley,^ further than the years of his birth and 
death, the fact of his marriage (i) with Rhesa Trowbridge, 
(2) with Phebe Reynolds, his residence "near Ithaca," and 
the names of his children. 


VII. I. Eliphalet Barnum Pugsley,'' 

b. Oct. 16, i8oc%d. Jan. 1801. 
2. Jane Pugsley,' = James Ridgeway; Ithaca, N. Y. ; 
b. ; m. ; d. 

VIII. Frederick Ridgeway,* 

b. ; d. unm. 

VII. 3. Eliza Pugsley,' = Rufus Graves; Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
b. ; m. ; d. 

VIII. (Daughter) Graves.' 

(Daughter) Graves.' 


VII. 4. Cornelius Ptigsley,' = Louisa Clark; Danby, N. Y. ; 
VIII. Abraham Bockee Pugslcy,' 
b. 1854. 

(Daughter) Pugsley. ^ 

VII. 5. Mary Pugsley,' = William Humphrey; 
Ithaca, N. Y. ; 
b. : m. ; d. oh. 

VI. 5. 1783-1863. 


"Dr. Ned" Pugsley' was born July 9, 1783, and mar- 
ried, 1815, Nelly Sharp, daughter of Jacob Sharp, 
one of the first settlers of Ghent, Columbia County. There 
he lived, and died June 9, 1863. 


VII. I. Caroline Pugsley,' = John Kiersted;* 

Saugerties, N. Y. ; 
b. Dec. 17, 1816; m. 1844; d. ch. Feb. 

19, 1847. 

2. Alida Pugsley,' 

b. 1820; d. unm. May 21, 1846. 

3. Eugene Pugsley,' 

b. 1823 ; d. xinm. 1845. 

4. Edward L. Pugsley,' 

b. 1825; d. unm. Feb. 15, 1848. 

The four children of Dr. Pugsley all died of consumption 
between the years 1 845-1 848. Their young lives, lull of 
brilliant promise, were written of in a memorial volume, 'J7ic 
Early Dead. 

•Descended from Dr. Hans Kiersted, of Saxony, who came to Nieuw Amster- 
dam with Kieft, and married Sara Roeliff Janse. 


VI. 6. WALTER PUGSLEY/ M. D. 1786-1875. 

Dr. Walter Pugsley,' born March 21, 1786, married (i) 

1818, Elizabeth Hillegnist, (2) January i, 1837, 

Elizabeth Cornelia De Coudrus.'* He was one of the 

volunteer physicians serving in New York City during the 

yellow fever of 1822. 

Dr. Pugsley died in Poughkeepsie, October 12, 1875. 


VII. I. Abraham Bockee Pugsley,' = Ellen Augusta Moul ; 

Chatham, N. Y. 
b. May 20, 1820; m. Oct. 7, 1851 ; d. Oct. 23, 1894. 
VIII. Louisa Moul Pugsley/ = Edward C. White; 
Mount Vernon, N. Y. ; 
b. Jan. 9, 1856; m. Oct. 14, 1883. 
IX. Florence White,' b. 1885. 

Edna Augusta White,* b. 1890. 

Lucy Frances White/ b. 1892. 

VII. 2. William Henry Pugsley,' = Mary Haskins; 
Danby, N. Y. ; 
b. ; m. ; d. 

VIII. Eugene Ferdinand Pugsley," = Virginia Brown; 
b. ; m. Dakota. 


VIII. William Edward Pugsley,* = ; Dakota. 

b. ; m. 


» Granddaughter of the Rev''- F. W. Henslee, of Montgomery, Orange County, 
and, it is said, one Elizabeth Bockee, c. 1760-1828. There is no possibility for this to 
be so, unless she were one of the possible .^nd unknown descendants of Isaacq 
Bockee. 3 


VII. 3. Walterena Augusta Pugsley,' = George H. Mills; 
Poughkeepsie ; 
b. Oct. I, 1839; ^- Dec. 31, 1S61. 
VIII. Estelle Augusta Mills,' 
b. May 24, 1869. 
VII. 4. Frederick William Pugsley,' 
b. Dec. 25, 1843. 
5. Edwina Fredericka Pugsley,' = George Taylor; 
b. July 3, 1849; m. Feb. 22, i88r. Poughkeepsie. 

VI. 7- PHEBE PUGSLEY" HOAG. 1778-1858. 

Phebe Pugsley* was born September i, 1778; married, 
June , 1812, to Robert Hoag, 1791-1881, and lived in 
Ghent, in Pine Plains, and after 1834, a half mile north of 
the Church at The City, Amenia, where she died March i, 

Issue : 

VII. I. Mary Annette Hoag,' = Elias Titus. (Page 114.) 

2. Frances E. Hoag,' = Edmund Per Lee Carpenter; 

b. Feb. 3, 1817; m. Nov. 26, 1844. The City. 

3. William Pugsley Hoag,' = Mary Jane Simmons. 

(Page 117.) 

4. Jane Hoag,' 

b. Feb. 2, 1821; d. unm, June 23, 1841. 

5. Catharine Hoag,' 

b. 1823; d. i. 

6. Edward Pugsley Hoag,' 

b. March 10, 1831; d. March i, 1842, 


VII. I. 1813-1866. 


Mary Annette Hoag'' was born July 3, 1813; married, 
October 24, 1832, to Elias Titus, Titusville, La Grange, 
where she died August 21, 1866. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Frances E. Hoag Titus,' = James Edwin Sleight 

La Grange ; 
b. Sept. 17, 1833; m. March 9, 1853; d. July 
24, 1887. 

IX. Mary Kate Sleight,' = Eugene Ham; 
Verbank, Dutchess Co. ; 
b. Jan. I, 1854; m. June 15, 1881. 

X. Mary Ham," 

b. May 19, 1882. 
Frances Ham," 

b. May 13, 1885. 
Edwin Sleight Ham," 

b. June 2, 1 89 1. 
Lewis Eugene Ham," 

b. Sept. 6, 1893; d. June 11, 1895. 
Eugene Ham," 

b. Sept. 6, 1896. 

IX. Rhoda Sleight,' = John Milton Ham; 

Washington Hollow, Dutchess County; 
b. 1857; m. 1885. 

X. Mildred Ham," 

b. 1886. 

Alice Titus Ham," 

b. 1889. 

Milton Conrad Ham," 

b. 1891. 

John Frederick Ham," 

b. 1896. 


IX. Sarah Sleight/ = Augustus Angell, M. D.; 
Hartford, Conn. ; 
b. Nov. 3, 1855; m. June 13, 1884. 

X. Lois Angell/" 

b. May 13, 1885. 

Bamekah Angell, '* 

b. Dec. 20, 1887, 

IX. Frances Sleight,° = Henry Nase Winchester; 
South Amenia; 
b. Feb. 14, 1863; m. Nov. 30, 1892. 

X. Milo Follet Winchester,'" 
b. Feb. 10, 1894. 
Henry Francis Winchester," 
b. Nov. 20, 1895. 

VIII. 2. Robert Hoag Titus,' = Frances Sweet; 
b. Aug. 5, 1835; m. Sept. 29, 1864. 

IX. Annette Titus,' 
b. Feb. 7, 1867. 
Frances Adele Titus,* = Isaac Morse Boice; 
b. Aug. II, 1870; m. Oct. 9, 1895. 

X. Frances Carpenter Boice,'" 
b. Oct. 20, 1896. 

IX. Helen Lossing Titus,* 
b. Jan 12, 1873. 
Warner Hatch Titus,* 
b. Sept. 17, 1877. 

VIII. 3. Richard Titus,* = Harriet Hopkins; La Grange; 
b. Feb. 4, 1838; m. Sept. 6, 1865; d. March 
19, 1882. 

IX. Elias Titus,* 

b. Dec. II, 1867. 

Elizabeth Titus,* 

b. April 21, 1870, 
Florence Titus," 

b. Nov. 22, 1872. 


IX. Alida Titus,' 

b. May ii, 1875. 
Marian Titus," 

b. April 20, 1880. 
William Richard Titus,' 
b. Nov. 21, 1882. 

VIII. 4. Henry Pugsley Titus,' = Clara Alvira Fessler; 
Rochdale, Dutchess County ; 
b. June 8, 1840; m. Sept. 15, 1882. 

IX. Mabel Almira Titus,' = Edward T. Schwartz; 
b. May 21, 1873; m. June 19, 1895. 

X. Katharine Marguerite Schwartz,'" 
b. April 20, 1896. 
Beatrice Schwartz,'" 
b. July 13, 1897. 

IX. Alice Clara Titus,' 
b. March 29, 1875. 
Dorothy Titus,' 
b. March 31, 1894. 

VIII. 5. Edward Hoag Titus,' 

b. March 22, 1843; ^- April 25, 1844. 

6. Sarah J. Titus," 

b. Sept. 9, 1844. 

7. C. AHda Titus,' 

b. Aug. 17, 1855. 



William Pu(isley Hoag' was born February 12, 1819; 
married Mary Jane Simmons June 26, 1851. Norcross, 

Issue : 

VIII. I. William Edward Hoag,' = Harriet Davie; 

St. Paul, Minn. ; 
b. May 4, 1S52; m. Nov. 8, 1877. 
IX. Louise Miriam Hoag,'' b. April 4, 1879. 
Charles Davie Hoag/ b. Sept. 27, i88i. 
George Willard Hoag,' b. Dec. 13, 1883. 

VIII. 2. Arthur Frank Hoag,' M. D., = Jessie L. Wheeler; 
Millerton, N. Y.; 
b. Nov. II, 1855; m. June 9, 1881. 
IX. Arthur Edmund Hoag," b. June 17, 1885. 
William Harvey Hoag," b. Feb. 25, 1887. 

VIII. 3. Robert Henry Hoag,* = Bertha Chadwick; 
Norcross, Minn. ; 
b. Nov. 7, 1857; m. Nov. 14, 1888. 
IX. Robert Leland Hoag," b. Dec. 9, 1889. 
Frances Marie Hoag," b. April 30, 1895. 

VIII. 4. Charles Simmons Hoag/ = Elizabeth Paul; 
Norcross, Minn.; 
b. Nov. 22, 1859; m. Nov. 21, 1886. 
IX. Harry Paul Hoag," b. Jan. 10, 1888. 

Ellen Marguerite Hoag," b. Nov. 24, 1896. 

III. 2. 


Jacquemyntje Jeromina Bockee'' was born in Sluys 
between the years 1676 and 1682. She was the name-child 
of both her maternal and paternal grandfathers, but it is a 
matter of pleasant speculation whether Jacquemyntje was 
entirely in honor of Jacob Andries, from whom has come the 
name Jacob in the Bockee family, or, if it were not in part a 
romantic tribute to the heroic Jacqueline of Bavaria, beloved 
by all Hollanders, and particularly in Middelburg, where her 
idealized memory has grown into a true folk-poem. 

The first mention of Jacquemyntje Bockee' in America 
is the record of her marriage in ' T Trouw-Boeck van Nieuw 
York : 

"Jacquemyntje Bockee j. d. van Sluis, Vlaanderen, met Hendrick 
Janse Brevoort Wedr- getrouwet gten October, 1705." 

Jan Hendrickse, son of Hendrick Jansen van Brevoort, in 
the diocese of Utrecht, lived on 'T Kuykeuyt Bouwerie in 
Bosch wyck in 1660, and married Anna, daughter of Bastien 
Elyessen. Their son, Hendrick Janse Brevoort, 1670-1718, 
named as "a yeoman on the Bo wry Road," was bred a 
weaver, and married (i) Maryken Couwenhoven. The issue 
of his marriage with Jacquemyntje Bockee^ was: 

IV. I. Abraham Bockee Brevoort,^ 

bap. June 26, 1706; d. i. 

2. Abraham Bockee Brevoort,* 

bap. Sept. 24, 1707. 

3. Anneke Brevoort,* 

bap. Oct. 16, 1709. 

4. Hendricus Brevoort,' = Catharine de la Mater;* 

bap. Dec. 9, 171 1; m. Sept. 29, 1739. 
V. Hendricus Brevoort,' 
bap. April 5, 1741; d. i. 

• See Genealogy of Todd Family. 


V. Jacquemyntjc Bockee Brevoort/ 

bap. Dec. 25, 1742; d. i. 
Abraham Bockee Brevoort,' = Parmelia Dusinberre. 
Henricus Brevoort," = Sarah Whetten; 

bap. Oct. 21, 1747; m. March 25, 1779; d. Aug. 

21, 1841. 
Elias Brevoort." 
John Brevoort.^ 
Isaac Brevoort. ' 
Anna Brevoort." 
Catharina Brevoort.* 
Jacomyntie (Jemima) Brevoort.* 
IV. 5. Elias Brevoort/ 

bap. July 8, 17 13; d. i. 
6. Elias Brevoort," = Leah Persell (Purcell) ; 

bap. May i, 17 15. 
V. Henry Brevoort," 

bap. March 14, 1742. 
John Brevoort," 

bap. Jan. i, 1745. 
J acquemynt j e Brevoort, ' 

bap. Dec. 27, 1747. 
Leah Brevoort," 

bap. March 4, 1750. 
IV. 7. Jacob Brevoort,' 

bap. Oct. 2, 1715. 

Jacquemyntjc Bockee, widowed in 17 18, was married (2), 
October 21, 1721, to Jacob Harsen (Harsinck), of Haar- 
lem, "widower of " Ammarentia van Gclder, and of Cornelia 

Issue : 

IV. Tanneke Harsen," = Philip Minthorne; 
bap. Aug. 13, 1722. 
V. Jacob Minthorne,' 

bap. March 4, 1750. 
Hendricus Minthorne,' 
bap. Oct. 2, 1754. 

in. 3- 


Marytje Bockee' was baptized as "Maria" in the little 
Neder-Dutch Church within the Fort at New York, August 
26, 1683. The Gctuygen were Jacob Uyttenbogaart and 
Annetje Slui's. December 10, 17 10, she was married to 
Samson Bensen,' Wedr- bap. April 13, 1684, cooper and 
innkeeper, living in New York on 'T Pannebacker's Hill* 
until 1732, and then going to Haarlem. 

Issue : 

IV. I. Abraham Bockee Bensen,^ = Annetje Tilly; 
bap. May 21, 1712; m. Sept. 22, 1739. 
V. Marytje Bensen,"" 

bap. Oct. 15, 1740. 
Timotheus Bensen,' 

bap. Nov. 24, 1742. 
Elysabet Bensen,* 
bap. May 20, 1745. 

IV. 2. Samson Bensen,* = Elisabet Willemse; 
Mariner ; 
bap. March 14, 1714; m. June 13, 1737; d. 1743- 
V. Samson Bensen," 

bap. Jan. 31, 1739. 

IV. 3. Catalyntje Bensen,^ = James Taylor; 
bap. Nov. 20, 171 5. 

4. Tanneke Bensen,^ 

bap. July 31, 1717 ; d. i. 

5. Dirck Bensen,' 

bap. May 27, 1720; d. i. 

6. Marya Bensen," 

bap. March 27, 1723; d. i. 

7. Johannes Bensen,^ 

bap. Oct. 10, 1725; d. unm. 1763. 

• The Potter's Hill, now John Street, between Cliff and William Streets. 


The immigrant ancestor of the Bensen (or Benson) tamily 
was Dirck Bensingh,' a Swede, who married in Amsterdam, 
in 1696, Catalina Berck, daughter of Sampson Berck and 
Tryntje Van Kecklen, with issue: Dirck;''' Samson the Pot- 
ter,' b. July 4, 1652; (Captain) Johannes,' 1655-1715; Cate- 
lyntje' and Maria.' 

Samson Benson' married (i), Tryntje Van Dcusen, and 
(2), Greetje Kermies, and had twelve children, of whom 
the fifth was Samson the Cooper,' baptized April 13, 1684. 
The sixth, Robert,' born 1686, married Cornelia Roose, 
March 4, 1708, and was the grandfather of Judge Egbert 
Benson,' 1 746-1 833. 

III. 4. 


Catalyntje Bockee^ was baptized in New York, Sep- 
tember 19, 1684, and married to Dirck Bensen/ yeoman, 
"widower of" Jannetje Van de Gelder, iniyii. Iniyis, 
they owned the Resolved Waldron bouwerie at Van Keulen's 
Hoeck, but later moved to Haarlem. 

Issue : 

IV. I. Elysabet Bensen,* = Abraham Lijdecker. 

2. Tanneke Bensen,* 

bap. Dec. 2, 17 15. 

3. Helena Bensen,* = Pieter Bant (Band, Banta), 

bap. Aug. 6, 1 7 18; m. c. 1739. 
V. Johannes Banta, ^ 

bap. Jan. 7, 1740. 
Dirck Banta," 

bap. Jan. 20, 1743. 
Catalyntje Banta, ^ 

bap. Nov. 28, 1744. 
Willemyntje Banta," 

bap. May 10, 1747. 
Elisabet Banta,' 

bap. July 21, 1751. 

IV. 4. Catalyntje Bensen,* = Josiah Patterson, M. D. ; 
bap. July 20, 1720. 

V. John Patterson,' = Catharine Livingstone. 
Richard Patterson.' 
Josiah Patterson.' 
Abraham Patterson,' 
bap. Feb. 25, 1756. 
Elizabeth Patterson.' 
Ann Patterson.' 
Mary Patterson. ' 


IV. 5. Maria Bensen/ 

bap. Aug. 4, 1723. 
6. John Bensen/ = Marytje Lijclccker. 
V. Catalyntje Bensen. 

Dirck Bensen/ baptized February 28, 1686, died 1751, was 
the son of Capt. Johannes Bensen "^ and Elysabet Van Deusen, 
innkeeper at Sappocanican, Nieuw Nordwick, or the Bassen 
Bouwerie, later Greenwich Village, until 1706, when he 
settled in Haarlem. 


Tanneke Bockee' was baptized at Bergen, April 2, 1688. 
She was married to Hendrick Peers, turner, September 27, 
1 7 18. She is called " wedowe " in 1728, and also in 1748, 
the last mention found of her. 

Issue : 

,„.,, ^ , I . Anna Van de Water ; 
IV. I. Willem Peers,* = ^.^. ^^ , 
' 2. Titje Poel. 

bap. Aug. 16, 1 7 19. 

V. Hendrick Peers,'' 

bap. March 4, 1744; d. i. 
Anne Peers," 

bap. May 19, 1746; d. i, 
Tanneke Peers, ^ 

bap. March 9, 1748. 
Anna Peers," 

bap. March 20, 1751. 
Johannes Peers," ^ 

bap. Jan. 27, 1754. 
Hendrick Peers," 

bap. Aug. 24, 1755. 

IV. 2. Tanneke Peers, ^ = Petrus Bogaart; 
bap. July 16, 1 721. 

V. Margarietje Bogaart," 

bap. July 16, 1743; d. i. 
Hendrick Bogaart," 

bap. April 28, 1745. 
Margarietje Bogaart," 

bap. April 26, 1746. 

•Johannes Peers is believed to be John Peers, of Nova Scotia (son of William 
Peers, of New York), whose daughter married the son of the Long Island Loyalist, 
Ensign Isaac Ackerly. See A Peters Lineage. 

TANNAKE BOCKEE peers. 125 

There is record of the baptism, Aug-ust 14, 1745, of 
Willem, son of Johannes Peers, and Marie Tiebout, the 
Getuygen being Willem Peers and Helena Peers, j. d. It 
is very probable that Johannes and Helena were also chil- 
dren of Tanneke Bockee. 

The name is written Peer, Peers and Poers, later Pierce. 
There is reason to believe Hendrick Peers of English descent, 
grandson of that Henry Peers whose marriage is recorded as 

" Henry Peers j. m. Uyt Oudt Engelandt, met Sara Brout wede van 
Thomas Hugessor, getrouwet den 2oten Nov. 1640," 

and whose son, 

"Willem Peers j. m, van Nieuw York en Grietje Kiers j. d. Uyt 't 
Graefschap Drenthe, beide woonende tot Nieuw York, getrouwet 
Octr 30, 1680." 


Abraham Bockee/ cooper, was born about 1692, and 
married Rebekah Peers, May 6, 1722. He was admitted a 
freeman of New York, January 10, 1737, and a month later 
was enrolled in the Militia Company of Capt. Cornelis Van 
Home. He lived on 'T Pannebacker's Hill, and his grand- 
children were on John Street as late as the middle of this 
century. His death occurred between July i, 1747, the date 
of his will, and June 4, 1749, when Rebekah (Peers) Bockee 
is named as his widow. She died July 16-19, i756- 

Abraham Bockee, his wife and daughters, were members 
of the Moravian Church in New York City, founded in 1748. 

His children dropped the "c" from their name, and with 
one exception in the present generation, the Brooklyn family 
have been known as Bokee. 

Issue : 

IV. I. Margarietje Bokee,* 

bap. May 27, 1723; d. i. 

2. Abraham Bokee,* = i. Sarah Worden; 

(Page 127.) 2. Martha Van Seise. 

3. Margarietje Bokee,* 

bap. 1727 ; d. i. 

4. Tanneke Bokee,* 

bap. July 24, 1728. 

5. Hannah Bokee,* = George Middleton. (Page 128.) 

6. Margarietje Bokee,* = i. Jan Andriesse; 

(Page 128.) 2. Frederick Roorback. 

7. Willem Bokee,* = Jennetta Minthorne. (Page 131.) 

8. Johannes Bokee,* 

bap. Sept. 20, 1735. 

9. Sara Bokee,* 

bap. Dec. 19, 1736. 


From no further trace of Tanneke,^ of Johannes and of 
Sara, the presumption that they died in childhood, is war- 

IV. 2. ABRAHAM BOKEE/ 1724-1766. 

Abraham Bokee," mariner, born 1724, married 

(i), Sarah Worden, and (2), November 3, 1765, Martha 
Van Scise, wed*^- 

Issue; not known to be a complete list: 

V. I. Abigail Bokee," 

bap. July I, 1747. 

2. Rebekah Bokee, ^ 

bap. June 4, 1749. 

3. Sara Bokee, ^ '^ = Harmanus Ryckman. 

b. March 29, 1754; m. Aug. 10, 1773. 
VI. Sarah Ryckman, ° b. Oct. 23, 1774. 
Catey Ryckman," b. July 28, 1776. 
Peter Ryckman," b. Feb. 5, 177S. 
Cornelia Ryckman," b. Dec. 29, 1781. 
Jean Ryckman," b. Feb. 23, 1783. 

There is no record of other children than these daughters, 
one of whom lived in the remembrance of Willem's family 
as " Cousin Nabby. " At the baptism of Abigail, the Gctuy- 
gen were Jan Andriesse and Margarietje Bokee, j. d. ; of 
Rebekah, Isaac Bokee and Rebekah Peers, wed" van Al)ra- 
ham Bokee. 

> In 1870, was living in Hoboken, N. J., one Mr. John Raptiste, bj' tradition in the 
family of Margarietje Anderson, descended from Tanneke.* The same tradition 
makes Mr. F. W. Tompkins, late of Dover, N. J., a descendant of Sara,< but the 
few facts discovered, refer him to Sara.i^ daughter of Abraham Bokef,< a proba- 
bility strengthened by his possession of the Ryckman record. In the marriage 
registration by Domine Ritsma, the name is written Bocay. The data received, 
have come too late for further research. 


In the Will of Abraham Bokee/ dated January 14, 1766, 
recorded November 14, 1766, he names his "loving wife 
Martha " and his three daughters, to whom he bequeaths the 
real estate of which his mother died possessed. The execu- 
tors were his brothers Willem Bokee and Frederick Roorback. 

September 16, 1767, was issued the marriage license of 
Richard Hutchins, Gentleman, and Martha Bockey, widow. 


Hannah Bokee," born 1732, married George Middleton, 
mariner, the marriage license dated August 19, 1756. No 
trace is found of her life, or of descendants. 

IV. 6. 


Margarietje Bokee, ^ sixth child of Abraham Bokee,' was 
baptized January 31, 1731. She married, December 28, 1749, 
Jan Andriesse, or John Anderson, mariner, lost at sea 
December, 1760, and secondly, Frederick Roorback, shop- 
keeper, the marriage license dated January 12, 1764. 

Issue ; not known to be complete : 

V, Johannes Anderson,' bap. June 19, 1751; d. i, 
Johannes Anderson,' bap. Feb. 28, 1753; d. i. 
Rebekka Anderson,' bap. Aug. 17, 1755. 
Margareta Anderson,* bap. 1756. 
John Anderson,' = i. Mary Smith; 

(Page 129.) 2. Charity Woodward. 

Anne Roorback,* = Thomas MacCready. 

VI. Anne MacCready,' = Rhodes. 

V. Charlotte Roorback,' d. unm. 


V. JOHN ANDERSON.' 1761-1840. 

John Anderson,' a posthumous child, was born May 2, 
1 761, in Maiden Lane, where during her widowhood, Mar- 
garietje Bockde Anderson kept an inn at the corner of 
William Street. He married (i), March 27, 1780, Mary 
Smith, of Newburgh, and (2), June 12, 1800, Charity 
Woodward, 1772-1853, of Newtown, Long Island. After 
1800, he lived in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1823, and later, 
he lived in New York City, and died February 10, 1840. 
He served in the Revolutionary War as boatman and in the 
Quartermaster's Department. 

Issue; not known to be complete: 

VI. I. Anne Anderson,' z= ; 

m. Dec. 24, 1816. 

2. Elizabeth Anderson," = Jonathan Carter ; Newburgh ; 

m. Aug. 23, 1817. 

_,,. A r. A 1 « I- Tames Russell; 

3. Eliza A. S. Anderson, %= ■'^. . „,. , /tt 1 1 n 
^ ' 2. Charles WolcottHubbell. 

b. May 5, 1801 ; m. May 3, 1826; d. Sept. 13, 1858. 
VII. John Loudon Anderson Russell,' 
I. April 27, 1827. 
Charity Mary Anne Blandina Russell,' = John 
Wesley Fish ; 
b. March 19, 1835; ™- J^^^^e i9i 1857. 
VIII. Hamilton Willis Fish,' New York City, 

b. April 14, 1858. 
VII. Elizabeth W. Hubbell,' = J. B. Tannery; 
Monroe, N. Y. 

VI. 4. John Stevens Anderson," 

b. Oct. I, 1804; d. unm. Nov. 29, 1835. 
5. Frederick Roorback Anderson,' = Eliza Gracie 
Thompson ; 
b. Oct. 18, 1806; m. Oct. 2, 1827; d. May 12, 1875. 

VII. Augustus Talbot Anderson,' New York City; 
b. June 10, 1829. 


Sophia Skinner Anderson,' 

b. Dec. 30, 1833: d. i. 
Frederick S. Anderson/ 

b. Oct. 15, 1835; d. June 6, 1878. 
David T. Anderson/ 

b. Sept. 26, 1837; d. July 7, 1847. 
Theodore F. Anderson/ 

b. Aug. 9, 1839; d. Aug. 20, 1863. 
Sophia M. Anderson/ = ; 

b. March 7, 1842. 
Alfred B. Anderson/ = ; 

b. Dec. 27, 1843. 

VI. 6. Sophia Anderson/ 

b. Oct. 20, 1809; d. Aug. 7, 181 1. 
7. Charles Wesley Anderson/ = Mary Simonson; 
Charleston, S. C. 
b. June 12, 1812; m. June , 1834; d. Oct. 10, 1836. 

IV. 7. WILLEM BOKEE/ 1733-1798. 

WiLLEM Bokee/ seventh child of Abraham Bock6e,' was 
baptized in New York City, February 25, 1733. He mar- 
ried Jenetta Minthorne* November 6, 1756. He is 
named in the Poll Lists of New York City in 1761, 1768, 
and as a fireman in the East Ward^ 1 762-1 766. He was for 
many years Precentor in the Dutch Church. During the 
yellow fever of 1798, his children and servants were sent to 
the country house at Acquackanonk, while his wife and he 
remained alone in the John Street home. His son Abraham 
returned to find them both lying dead in the house. 


V. I. Jane Bokee.' (Page 132.) 

2. William Bokee,' of Baltimore. (Page 132.) 

3. Rebekah Bokee/ 1765-1849; d. unm. 

4. John Bokee,' of Brooklyn. (Page 136.) 

5. Hilah Bokee,'' 17 70-1 854; d. unm. 

6. Abraham Bokee,' of New York City. (Page 139.) 

7. Frederick Bokee, ' of Brooklyn. (Page 141.) 

8. Margarietje Bokee,' 1779-1848; d. unm. 

During the Revolution, Willem's elder daughters often 
went back and forth between New York City and Acquacka- 
nonk carrying messages and money, gold, stitched in their 
stays, from the American party in New York to their friends 
in New Jersey. At one time, Jane carried important des- 
patches to Washington, concealed in her heavy coils of hair. 

Rebekah, Hilah and Margaret lived to advanced age, and 

•Jenetta Minthorne, 1736-1798, was daughter of John Minthorne and his wife 
Jenetta Ellswaert, m. 1731 ; granddaughter of Philip Minthorne and Heligonde 
Webber, m. June 12, 1696, daughter of Wolfert Webber,' 1634-1718, and Gertroy 
Harsinck, son of Wolfert Webber * and Annekin Wallis, who landed in Nieuw 
Amsterdam, August 17, 1649. Wolfert Webber,^ who died 1670, was the only one of 
the sixteen children of Wolfert Webber • and Sarah Car, married in Holland, who 
left descendants. Through the Webbers, Jenetta Minthorne claimed kinship to 
Admiral Tromp and descent from the House of Orange. 

•"The East Ward extended from the northeast corner of Hanover Square to the 
present corner of Wall and William Streets; thence "along the Wall" to the 
corner of Wall and Pearl Streets. 


are said to have been rich in family traditions, disregarded 
then by their housemates, and now, forever lost. To Hilah 
Bokee may be applied Charles Lamb's description of an 
English dame of long descent, — 

' ' Wise she was 
And wondrous skilled in genealogies, 
And could in apt and voluble terms discourse 
Of births and titles and alliances." 

She is said to have lived in the past of the family; a great 
estate in Holland was among her dreams, while she collected 
evidence and conducted suits in hope to recover lost lands in 
the City of New York. 

V. I. JANE BOKEE^ MOORE. 1757-1848. 

Jane Bokee,' eldest child of Willem Bokee, was born 
, 1757, and died , 1848. She married 

Joseph Moore, an Englishman from the West Indies, who 
died soon after their marriage. Her only child, 

VI. Joseph Moore," 

was drafted as a sentinel at Governor's Island during the 
War of 181 2, and there contracted a cold which developed 
into hasty consumption, of which he died, unmarried, in 
early manhood. 

V. 2. WILLIAM BOKEE.^ 1759-1832. 

William Bokee,' eldest son of Willem Bokee,* was 
founder of the Baltimore branch of the family, and his 
descendants restore the "c " to the name. 


In 1798, he married Catharine Sophia Lorah (Loring), 
of Philadelphia. He moved to Baltimore in iSio, and was 
in business as a metal-worker. His sons, John Casper 
Bock^e' and William Frederick Bock^e/ were wholesale 
dealers in china and earthenware. 

Issue : 

VI. I. John Casper Bockee,' = Mary Anne De Paas. 
(Page 133.) 

2. Jane Minthorne Bockee,' = George Robert High. 

(Page 135.) 

3. Hilah Bock6e,' d. i. 

4. Mary Elizabeth Bock6e,* = Alexander Hamil; 

1809-1877 ; d. eh. 

5. Bockee,' d. i. 

6. William Frederick Bockee,' = Mary McCrane. 

(Page 135.) 

7. Rose Bockee,* d. i. 

VI. I. JOHN CASPER BOCKEE.^ 1800-1858. 

John Casper Bocki^e,' of Baltimore, was born 1800; 

married Mary Anne De Paas, 1804-1867, in 1825, and died 


VII. I. William Henry Bockee,' = Mary Amelia Parker. 

(Page 134.) 

2. George Moore Bockee,' = Jennie Campbell. 

(Page 134.) 

3. Howard Van Buren Bockee,' = Annie ; 

b. 1833. 

4. Morris Hay Bockee,' = Katharine Mann. 

(Page 135.) 



William Henry Bockee/ an actor, married Mary Amelia 
Parker. Baltimore. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. John Howard Bockee,' d. i. 

2. Emily De Paas Bockee/ = Charles W. Rogers; 

b. 1862; m. 

3. Edwin Forest Bockee," = Florence Stoddard; 

b. ; m. 1891. 

4. George William Bockee, * 

b. 1870. 


George Moore Bock^e,' b. 1831; m. i860. 


Issue : 

VIII. I. Margaret Anne Bockee,' b. i86i;d. i. 

2. Charles Marston Bockee,' 1862-1866. 

3. George Morris Bockee," b 1864. 

4. Jessie Lee Bockee,' b. 1865; d. 1867. 

5. Jennie Campbell Bockee,* 

b. 1867; d. 1892. 

6. Mary Bockee,* b. 1868. 

7. Lily Bockee,' b. 1870. 

8. John Howard Bockee,' b. 1871. 



Morris Hay Bock^e,' b. ; m. 

Katharine Mann. 

Issue : 

VIII. Howard Scherer Bockde.* 

VI. 2. 1804-1856. 


Jane Minthorne BockiSe/ born 1804, in 1829 was 

married to George Robert High. Died in Baltimore, 

Issue : 

VII. I. Catharine Sophia High.' 
. 2. William James High.' 

3. George Robert High.' 

VI. 6. 1814-1890. 


William Frederick Bock^e' was born 1814; 

married Mary McCrane, 1857; died in Baltimore, 

July 26, 1890. 


VII. I. Catharine Teresa Bock^e. ' 

2. Mary Susannah Bock^e. ' 

3. Emily Jane Bockee.' 

4. Ellen King Bockee.' 

5. William Howard Bockee.' 

V. 4 JOHN BOKEE/ 1768-1811. 

John Bokee,' fourth child of Willem Bokee,* was born 
1768, and died 1811. January 27, 1793, he 

married Helena (Van Brunt) Vanderbilt, born Novem- 
ber II, 1772, widow of Jeremiah Vanderbilt, daughter of 
Rutgert Van Brunt* and Sarah Van Home. 


VI. I. Rutgert Bokee,* d. i. 

2. Jane Sophia Bokee," = Richard Creed. (Page 136.) 

3. Helena Bokee,' = James Ballentine. (Page 137.) 

4. John Jacob Bokee,* = Isabella Smith Donaldson. 

(Page 138.) 


Jane Sophia Bockiie* was born 1795; married to 

Richard Creed, May 15, 1827, and died 


VII. Anna Creed,' = Benjamin Charles Leech; 

b. ; m. New York City. 

VIII. I. Helen Gertrude Leech,' = Samuel Jay Jack- 
son; Trenton, N. J.; 
b. ; m. Oct. 12, 1880. 

IX. Russel Jay Jackson,' 
b. Sept. 4, 1882. 
Charles Martense Jackson,' 
b. Feb. 24, 1886; d. i. 

VIII. 2. Robert McCrey Leech,' 
b. : d. unm. 

• Rutgert Van Brunt was grandson of John Van Brunt and his wife Sara Bergen, 
descended from Hans Hansen Bergen and Sara Rapalje, born Fort Orange, July g, 
1625, "firstborn Christian daughter of Nieuw Nederlandt." 


VI. 3- 1840-1843. 


Helena Bokee," born 1800, was married, 

1827, to James Ballentine, from Norfolk, Virginia, and 
died 1842. 

Issue : 

VII. I. John Pierce Anthony Ballentine,' = Hettie Abbott; 

California ; 
b. 1827; m. ; d. 186 

VIII. Helena Ballentine.' 

Margaretta Ballentine.' 
James Ballentine.' 

VII. 2. Richard Ballentine,' 

b. . A sailor; lost at sea. 

3. Jane Moore Ballentine,' == Samuel James Jaques; 
b. 1829; m. July 9, 1846. Brooklyn. 

VIII. Marie Louise Jaques,' 
b. May 7, 1853. 
Lillie Helen Jaques,' = William Harold Mendel; 
Mount Vernon, N. Y. ; 
b. Nov. 15, 1858; m. Oct. 28, 1885. 

IX. William Harold Mendel,' 

b. July 19, 1886. 
Edith Lilian Mendel,' 

b. Nov. 6, 1888. 
Kenneth Elliot Mendel.' 

b. June 14, 1894. 

VII. 4. Fanny Ballentine,' = William Jones; 

b. 1831 ; m. ; d. ch. 185 

5. James Henry VanKleek Ballentine,' 

b. 1833. 

6. William Bokee Ballentine,' 

b. 1835; d. i. 


VI. 4. JOHN JACOB BOCKEE/ 1809-1885. 

John Jacob Bockee,' born February lo, 1809, married 
Isabella Smith Donaldson, 1819-1892, and died March 19, 
1885. Newark, N. J., and Brooklyn. 

Issue : 

VII. I. Richard Donaldson Bockee,' 

b. 1839; d. unm. Feb. 2, i860. 

2. Sheldon Smith Bockee,' 

b. 1843; d. 1848. 

3. John Jacob Bockde,' = Matilda Roff; 

b. July , 1845. 

V. 6. 



Abraham Bokee,' of New York City, sixth child of Willem 
Bokee, was born November 27, 1772, and married (i), May 
19, 1796, Margaret Carmen, 1777-1815, and (2), 
1819, Sophia (Woodruff) Earle, widow of Benjamin Earle. 
Abraham Bokee' was trained as a cabinet-maker, but was 
for many years Inspector of Customs for the Port of New 


VI. I. Wilh'am Bokee,* 

b. Sept. 30, 1798; d. i. 
Sarah Bokee,' = Alexander Brant. (Page 140.) 
Nicholas Bokee,' 

b. Oct. 2, 1806; d. i. 
Margaret Bokee,' 

b. Aug. 2, 181 1 ; d. i. 
Rebecca West Bokee,' = John Perry Lester. 

(Page 140.) 
Margaret Bokee," 

b. 1820; d. i. 

Abraham Bokee,' = Maria Louise Hageman. 

(Page 140.) 
William Bokee,* = Lucinda Miller; 

b. Feb. 8,1826; m. ; d. ch. March 21,1881. 


VI. 2. SARAH BOKEE« BRANT. 1800-1874. 

Sarah Bokee,' born November 2, 1800, was married to 
Alexander Brant, , 1832; d. , 1874. 

New York City. 

VII. I. Susan Doughty Brant,' = . 

2. William Henry Harrison Brant,' = 
Both married and have died without issue. 

VI. 5- 


Rebecca West Bokee,' born December 14, 1814, was 
married to John Perry Lester, d. 1846, November 20, 
1839. New York City. 

Issue : 

VII. I. Lucy Anne Lester,' 

b. Aug. II, 1840; d. March 11, 1849. 

2. Margaret Bokee Lester,' 

b. Jan. 5, 1842; d. March 4, 1849. 

3. Emily Ellsworth Lester,' 

b. July 16, 1843. 

4. James Lester,' 

b, April 8, 1845; d. May 12, 1845. 


Abraham Bokee,' of Ramapo, New York, was born 
August 26, 1821. He married Maria Louise Hageman, 
and died May 18, 1867. 

VII. I. Louis Bokee,' b. 

2. Frederic Bokee,' b. ; d. i. 

V. 7. FREDERICK BOKEE/ ^75-1836. 

Frederick Bokee," seventh child of Willem Bokee/ was 
born 1775- He married Rachel McKenzie, January 

16, 1800, and died October i6, 1836. Brooklyn. 


VI. I. William Orvin Bokee/=: Mary Archer. (Page 141.) 

2. David Alexander Bokee," = Sarah Anne Dowdney. 

(Page 143.) 

3. Frederick Augustus Bokee," = Mary Miller. 

(Page 147) 

VI. I. WILLIAM ORVIN BOKEE.^ 1803-1866. 

William Orvin Bokee," born April 26, 1803, married his 
cousin, Mary Archer, half-sister of Robert Oliphant, Esq., 
with whom he was engaged in trade with China and the 
East Indies, making several voyages thither. He died No- 
vember 10, 1866. 

Issue : 

VII. I. Vernon Murray Bokee,' = Harriet B. Halsted. 

(Page 142.) 

2. David McKenzie Bokee,' = Marian Upton. 

(Page 142.) 

3. Anne Eliza Bokee,' d. unm. 

4. Mary Archer Bokee,' = Herbert Newton Tuttle. 

(Page 142.) 

5. Phoebe Bokee,' d. i. 



Vernon Murray Bokee,' born in London, January 22, 
1837, married Harriet B. Halsted, May , i860. Weth- 
ersfield, Connecticut. 

Issue : 

VIII. Sarah Halsted Bokee/ b. 


David McKenzie Bokee,' born February 7, 1839, mar- 
ried Marian Upton, of Salem, Massachusetts, February 10, 

Issue : 

VIII. Robert Oliphant Bokee,' = Gertrude Kent; 

San Francisco; 
b. Nov. 12, 1863; m. March 17, 1887. 

VII. 4- 


Mary Archer Bokee,' born , married 

, to Herbert Newton Tuttle, of Warren, 
Massachusetts, d. ,1892. 

Issue : 

VIII. George Talbot Tuttle,* b. ; d. i. 
Archer Newton Tuttle," = Minnie Janes Washburn ; 

b. Aug. 26, 1873; m. March 3, 1897. 
Howard Warren Tuttle,' b. March 31, 1881. 
Herbert Orvin Tuttle,' b. April 20, 1884. v 

Persis Gibbs Tuttle,' b. March 30, 1887. 


VI. 2. DAVID ALEXANDER BOKEE." i8o5-,s6o. 

David Alexander Bokee,' born October 6, 1805, mar- 
ried, August 10, 1825, Sarah Anne Dowdney, one of a 
Carolinian family of Huguenot descent, and who died June 
2, 1888. David Alexander Bokee died suddenly in Wash- 
ington, D. C, March 15, i860. His career had opened in 
Georgetown, South Carolina, where he practiced law, and 
married, but after his return to Brooklyn, until absorbed by 
public offices, he was a shipping merchant in South Street. 
He was State Senator in 1846; Member of Congress, 1849- 
1851; Naval Officer of the Port of New York, 1851-1853; a 
Trustee of the New York Life Insurance Company, 1 848-1 860. 

Issue : 

VII. I. Frederick William Bokee,' 

b. May 25, 1827; d. Aug. 9, 1829. 

2. Frederick William Bokee,' =^ Mary Maria Tuttle; 

(Page 144.) 

3. Margaret Swanston Bokee,' 

b. Aug. 16, 1831; d. unm. Feb. 26, 1894. 

4. Joseph Moore Bokee,' = Isabella Donaldson Hazard. 

(Page 1 45-) 

5. Helena Stevens Bokee,' = Victor Emmanuel 

Steiger. (Page 145.) 

6. David Alexander Bokee,' = i. Elizabeth Knight; 

(Page 146.) 2. Mary Ellen Boynton. 

7. William Blossom Bokee,' = Amelia Crommelin. 

(Page 147.) 


VII. 2. 1828-1895. 


Frederick William Bokee/ eldest surviving son of David 
Alexander Bokee," was born October 5, 1828, and educated 
in Brixton, England. May 12, 185?, he married Mary Maria 
Tuttle/ of Blanford, Massachusetts. During his father's 
official career, he had been in the Post Office Department at 
Washington, and Deputy Naval Officer of the Port of New 
York. Later he was a broker, and concerned in Fire and 
Marine Insurance. He died at his home in Brooklyn, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1895. 

Issue : 

VIII. Sarah Anne Bokee," = Charles Stockton Halsted; 

New York City; 
b. July 18, 1853; m. Oct. 13, 1874. 

IX. Catharine Crane Halsted,' 
b. July 30, 1876. 

James Maver Halsted,* 
b. Sept. 3, 1878. 

Charles Stockton Halsted,* 
b. Feb. 10, 1892. 

• See lines of descent in the History of (he Tuttle Family. 



Joseph Moore Bokee' was born September ii, 1833, and 
married Isabella Donaldson Hazard, October 16, 1855. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Ida Donaldson Bokee,' 

b. March 11, i860. 

2. Margaret Helena Bokee,' 

b. Aug. 26, 1861. 

3. Joseph Alexander Bokee," =. Lilian Bloodgood; 

b. July 16, 1866; m. Dec. 6, 1888. 

IX. Archer Donaldson Bokee,' 

b. Oct. 8, 1889. 
Joseph Alexander Bokee,' 

b. Feb. 17, 1891; d. Feb. 20, 1891. 
Blanche Bloodgood Bokee,' 

b. Nov. 17, 1893. 

VIII. 4. Archer Hazard Bokee,' 

b. Aug. 9, 1871; d. Oct. 18, 1873. 

VII. 5- 


Helena Stevens Bokee' was born November 13, 1838, 
and married to Victor Emmanuel Steiger, June 27, 1867. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Victor Arthur Steiger,' 

b. Oct. 15, 1868; d. June 20, 1872. 
2. Edith Minthorne Steiger,' 
b. Sept. 20, 1874. 


VII. 6. 1840-1884. 


David Alexander Bokee,' Junior, was born December 
28, 1840. He married (i) , 1858, Elizabeth Knight, 

and (2), December 28, 1866, Mary Ellen Boynton. He 
died in Brooklyn, February 23, 1884. 


VIII. I. Alfred Bokee,' = Ella Bergen; 

Queens, Long Island; 
b. 1859; m- 

IX. Alfred Bokee.' 

VIII. 2. Herbert Bokee,* 

b. ; d. i. 

3. Abbie Eldridge Bokee,' = Charles Edwards (the 
Rev*^); Brooklyn; 
b. Oct. 19, 1872; m. June 14, 1894. 

IX. Mary Boynton Edwards, ° 
b. April 26, 1895. 
William Wilson Edwards,' 
b. Oct. 13, 1896. 

VIII. 4. May Minthorne Bokee,' (Eldridge),^ 
b. Jan. 20, 1874. 
5. Isabella Hoyt Bokee,' 
b. Nov. 9, 1875. ■ 
. Maud McKenzie Bokee,' 

b. Nov. 15, 1878; d. Nov. 28, 1880. 
. Clara McKenzie Bokee' (Eldridge), 
b. Nov. 15, 1878. 
8. David Alexander Bokee' (Karl Eldridge),* 
b. April 2p, 1883. 

» On their father's death, adopted by their mother's sister, Mrs. Daniel Eldridge, 
of Kentucky, taking the name of Eldridge. 



William Blossom Bokee,' born June 9, 1844, married 
Amelia Crommelin, June ir, 1866; died May 13, 1895. 

Issue : 

VIII. I. Janette Amelia Bokee,' = George Rainteaux; 

Brooklyn ; 
b. Nov. 2, 1868; m. Dec. , 1893. 
IX. Julia Amelia Rainteaux," 
b. Oct. 24, 1894, 

VIII. 2. Frederick William Bokee," 
b. Sept. 5, 1870. 

VI. 3. 1808-1858. 


Frederick Augustus Bokee," born September 6, 1808, 
married Mary Miller, 1815-1882, of New York City, Octo- 
ber 17, 1833, and lived in Philadelphia. He died September 
12, 1858, lost on the burning of the steamer "Central 
America," returning from California. 

Issue : 

VII. William Orvin Bokee,' = ; Missouri; 

b. Aug. 29, 1834; m. 
VIII. Frederick William Bokee.' 


IsAACQ BocKEE,' youngest son of Abraham Bockee' and 
Tanneke Andriesse, was baptized in Brooklyn, May 4, 1695. 
He married Bregje* Romme (daughter of Johannes Romme, 
later Romeyn), March 27, 1725, and lived on 'T Panneback- 
er's Hill, adjoining his brother Abraham. He is thought to 
have inherited the Acquackanonk lands, but this is merely a 
surmise. He was enrolled in the Militia Company of Capt. 
Van Home, February 8, 1^37, and admitted as freeman, 
May 16, 1738, under the nariie of Isaak Bocke, Cooper. 

Issue : 

IV. I. Tann6ke Bockee,* bap. Jan. 19, 1726. 

2. Abraham Bockee,^ bap. Sept. 13, 1727. 

. 4.- T3 1 ^ 4 I- Abraham Heyer; 

3. Annetie Bockee,' = ^ ^ -^ 

2. George Remsen. 

bap. June 29, 1729; m. (i) May 15, 1753. 

4. Johannes Bockee,^ bap. Sept. 12, 1731; d. i. 

5. Johannes Bockee,^ bap. Oct. 15, 1732, 

6. Bregje Bockee,^ bap. Oct. 20, 1734; d. i. 
^' 7. Isaacq Bockee,'' bap. Jan. 21, 1736; d. .i^ 

8. Bregje Bockee," bap. May 19, 1737. 

9. Isaacq Bockee," bap. Jan. 17, 1739. 

10. Marytje Bockee," bap. May 13, 1741. 

11. Petrus Bock6e," bap. July 14, 1742. 

Traces of the descendants of Isaacq Bockee' are very few, 
and merely inferential. There exists'' the will of one 
"Abraham Bockee, Gentleman, dated January 16, 1808, 
recorded July 19, 1815, who is probably the eldest son of 
Isaacq Bockee." He bequeaths his estate to his sister 
Anne, widow of George Remsen; gives a legacy of five 

» A Dutch diminutive of Brigita, the Spanish form of Bridget. 
»> New York, Lib. LII., £. 428. 


hundred pounds to Abraham Bock^e Snell, and directs that 
after the death of Anne Remsen, the estate be equally 
divided among- the children of John and Elizabeth Snell, 
and of Daniel Hyer, Cordwainer, and Catharine, his wife. 

In the Register der Geineinte Jesu CJiristi tot St'cund Rivier 
(Belleville) in Provinti^ van Nieuw Jersey, is this entry of 
baptism : 

Vader Moder Kindt 

Isaak Ariaentje Geertje geborgen, March 27, 1776. 

Bokee y de la gedoopt, Apr, 2, 1776. 

The father is undoubtedly the son of Isaacq Bockee,^ born 
in January, 1739, named in the poll lists of New York City, 
in 1769. No other records of grandchildren of Isaacq and 
Bregje (Romme) Bockee have been found. Abraham,* 
whose will is mentioned above, evidently died childless, and 
no traces are discovered of Johannes,* of Petrus,* of Tann^- 
ke,* Bregje* and Marytje,* all of whom may have died in 


Living in New York City from 1697, perhaps earlier, was 


from Saint Nazare in the Province of Saintonge,^ whose 
descendants are traced more or less fully, for three genera- 
tions. There is presumptive evidence that he was a near 
kinsman, probably a younger brother or nephew, of Jerome 
Boucquet,' although no relationship can be now established. 
He, with others of the name, is recorded here, not as ad- 
mitted to the family on any proof yet discovered, but as 
affording a possible basis for future research. 

From the records of the old Eglise dii Saint Esprit, early 
established in New York City, and from the Trouw-Boeck 
and Doop-Bocck of the Dutch Church, come the data which 
inform us of the family of that " Frangois Bouquet, maitre 
de Barque, sa femme et cinq enfans, biens quatre milles 
livres, " who fled to England in 1681. He returned to Saint 
Nazaire in 1684,^ but was in the City of New York in 1697 
and on the list of taxpayers in 1701. An "Act" of the 
French Church, dated September 20, 1724, and signed by 
its members, does not give any form of the name Boucquet.'^ 
Jerome's son Abraham,^ and Francois's son Guillaume, had 
made Dutch marriages, and Jacob Boucquet, son of Frangois, 
was already dead. 

* It is to be noted that most of the Huguenots who came to America by way of 
Holland or of England, were from the west of France, between the Loire and the 
Garonne. Saint Nazare, or, Pointe des Barques, just opposite the Isle d'Oleron, 
was in the Province of Saintonge, which sent many of its own people as exiles to 
Picardie and Walslandt, and was crowded with other refugees seeking means of 

•> See C. W. Baird's History of the Huguenot Emigration, Vol. II., p i6. Mr. Baird 
also says: "This family is to be distinguished from that of Bock or Bokee, prob- 
ably of Flemish origin, who settled in Dutchess County at an early date.'' But 
the "probably" is a mere guess, and he does not notice that the form. Bouquet, 
Boucquet, is common to the descendants of both Frangois and Jerome. 

<= See Documentary History of N^ew York, Vol. III., pp. 467-474. 


The five children assigned to Francois Bouquet in 1681, 
are probably those named below. Of Pierre Bouquet, born 
1692, named in an Indenture dated New York, October 11, 
1707, there is no later trace. It reads: 

"Pierre Bouquet aged fifteen, with the consent of his 
father, Francis Bouquet, is bound to John Troop, barber 
and periwig-maker for five and a half years." It further 
specifies that the apprentice "is to goe to School at night 
when his Master can Spare him." 

Anjourdhuy ce 22e Avril, 1697, Apres la priere du matin Este 
Solanellement benet par M. Pairet, Ministre, le mariage de Pierre 
dasserex et Siisanne bouquet aprest la publication de trois annonces 
concequetives pendant trois demanches sans opposition. 

Fran(;ois Bouquet Marque de SUSANNE BOUyUET 

Anjourdhuy, Mercredy 26© feur, 1701, avant la priere a Este beny en 
Cette Eglise le Mariage He /eati Jlaiii fit Jeanne boncjnet 
Peiret, Ministre JEAN HAIN 

Elias Neau Marque de JEANNE BOUQUET 

Jean David ancien 

A la Nouvelle York ce 2ome janvier, 171 7, Anjourdhui, dimanche 
apres priere du soir, Monsr Louis Rou a Baptise Jacqices Ardi'ti ne le 
i7me de ce mois, fils du Jacques Ardin et de Abigail son Epouse, 
presente au St- Baptesme par Guillautne bouquet et Marie boiiquet, 
Parain et Marraine. JAMES ARDEN 



Anjourdhuy, dimanche le 2(fi\e: de Mars 1719, aprest la predication du 
soir Monsr. MouUinar a Baptise Marguerite bouquet fille de Guillaume 
et Neeltje bouquet, presente au Sainte Bapteme ^ax Jacob Bouquet et 
Abija Hardin parain et Marraine. JACOB BOUQUET 



A la Nouvelle Yorke le 30"!^ d' Aoiist, 1719, Aujourd'huy dimanche, 
aprest la predication du soir, Monsr Louis Rou a Baptist y^r^i^ Bouquet 
ne le 23^6 de ce Mois, fils de Jacob Bouquet et de Marguerite son 
epouse presente au St Baptisme ^^ax Jacob Bouquet et Madme Judith 
.l/(??///«ar5- parain et marraine JACOB BOUQUET 


A la Nouvelle Yorke ce 251^6 Januar, 1721 aprest la priere du malin 
Monsr. Louis Rou a Baptise /udi/ A Bouquet nee le 24me de ce Mois, 
fille de Jacob Bouquet et de Marguerite sou Epouze, presentee au St. 
Baptesme par Monsr. /^^^ Joseph Moulinars et ^d.^^ Judith Marie 
son Epouze, parain et marraine. 


Le dimanche le i2e de Janvr, 1728 Apres le second exercise a ete 
baptise dans cette Egleie par moi Ministre de la dite Eglise, 1' Enfant 
de Jacques Hardin et d' Abija Bouquet son epouse, et a 6te nomme 
Jean, ne le 76 Janvr, 1728, etant presents au Sainte par M. Jean Dragaud 
et Susanne son epouse j^^^ DRAGAUD 


Affixed to the marriage license of Nathaniel Ogden, of 
Elizabeth Town, mason, and Judith Bouquet, of New Bruns- 
wick, spinster, December 4, 1740, is this note: 

I have given my consent for my daughter Judith Bouquet to have 

Nathaniel Ogden. ,. 

Margret Fousha. 

January , 17 13, were married in the Dutch Church of 
New York, "William Boket j. m. van Boston en Petronilla 
Van de Water j. d. van Nieuw York," daughter of Albardus 
Van de Water and Pieterneltje Clopper, who married (2) 
Daniel Bonnet. 

April 14, 1 7 13, William Bouquet was made freeman of 
New York. At the baptism of the eldest child of William 
and Petronilla Bocket, Francyntje, baptized November 29, 
1 7 13, Frangois Bouquet is one of the Gctuygen. 

From these and similar notes, may be formed a frag- 
mentary table of the descendants of 


II. I. Susanne Bouquet,^ = Pierre Dassereau; 
m. April 27, 1697.^ 
2. Jeanne Bouquet,' = Jean Hain (Haines); 
m. Feb. 26, 1701. 

» Perhaps, married (2) before January 28, 1728, Mon«- Jean Dragaud. 


II. 3. Guillanme Bouquet/ = Petronilla Van de Water; 
m. Jan. , 1713. 
III. Francyntje Bouquet/ ^ = William Spoor; 
bap. Nov. 29, 1713; m. June 19, 1739. 
IV. Maria Spoor/ bap. April 6, 1740. 

Willem Spoor/ bap. May 12, 1742; d. i. 
Nelletje Spoor/ bap. June 3, 1745. 
Willem Spoor/ bap. Oct. 8, 1749. 
III. Albardiis Bouquet/ bap. June i, 17 16. 

Marguerite Bouquet/ bap. March , 17 19. 

II. 4. Jacob Bouquet,'"" = Marguerite ; 

d. 1721. 

III. Jacob Bouquet/ b. Aug. 23, 1719; probably d. i. 
Judith Bouquet/ = Nathaniel Ogden; 
b. Jan. 24, 1721; mar. lie. Dec. 4, 1740. 

II. 5. Abija Bouquet/ = Jacques Arden.* 

I. Ursula 

III. Jacques Arden/ = ' . . „' 

•' ^ 2. Catharme Beekman. 

bap. Jan. 17, 1717. 

IV. Abija Arden/ bap. April 3, 1745. 

Jakob Arden/ bap. Sept. 28, 1755. 

III. Jean Arden/ bap. Jan. 28, 1728. 

II. 6. Marie Bouquet." 

7. Pierre Bouquet/ b. 1692. 

The earliest occurrence of the name in America is one 
which we have little reason to connect with the family. 
November 9, 1642, is the marriage in Nieuw Amsterdam, of 

Michael Biiquet aus Novan in Vranckryck, en Elisabet Rosecrans, 
wede van Vlissingen. 

February 2, 1648, Michiel Bucquet signed a petition." 
Shortly after he is sentenced to perpetual banishment and 

* Her name is variously printed as above, as Bocquet and Bocet, and as Tryntje 

t Jacob Bouquet, Mariner; his Will is in the Court of Appeals, Albany, and re- 
corded in New York, Lib. IX., f. 333, January 9, 1722, names only wife. Marguerite, 
and daughter, Judith. 

« Admitted freeman of New York City, 1716, as James Harding. 


eighteen years hard labor in Amsterdam, for a threat against 
Peter Stuyvesant.^ 

On the Role des Habit aiits de St. ChristopJicr, whither went 
many of the French Huguenots, is the name, in 167 1, of 
Antoine Boucquet. 

The Protestant Exiles from France ^ giving a register of 
marriages, births and deaths of Huguenots in England from 
1567, down, includes no Boucquet. 

In the census, or Searclic for Straungers^ in London, 1571, 
are these names: 

Noe le Bock, or le Bucke, born in Henage, Merchant hath bynne in 
England theis three yeres and came over for Religion. Wife Anne, 
born in Paris; son, Noe, born 1569. 

Jacob Bukey, born in Flanders, 1541; a parchementer ; Jane, his 
wife, aged forty-six; one man-child and a daughter between twelve 
years and eight. 

In lists containing Names of Persons born in Partibus 
Transmarimis, naturalized by Royal Letters Patent, are 
these names: 

List III. ; 34th Carolus II., (Mar. 21, 1682.) 

John Boucquet; wife Mary; son John. 
List XL ; 3d Jacobus II., (Jan. 5, 1688.) 

Nicholas Bockquet, 
List XXII. ; gth William III., (May 8, 1697.) 

Nichola Bocquet. 

Married, March 3, 1728, in the French Church in the 
Savoy, Marie Anne Jeanne Bocquet to Charles Etienne le 

In the Actes des Collogues des Eglises Franqaises, et des 
Sy nodes ^ des Eglises Etrang&es refugees en Angleterre, 
1 581-1654, the name occurs several times. The Sieur David 
Bouquet was Ancien de PEglise de Londres, in 1654. 

'■New York Colonial MSS., I., p. 215, and IV., p. 342. 

'' Or, Huguenot Refugees and Descendants in England attd Ireland ; David Car- 
negie A. Agnew. Edinburgh, 1886. 

' This Synod comprised the churches at London, Norwich, Canterbury and 


Philip Boucquet, D. D., 1669-1748, a noted Hebrew 
teacher and Senior Fellow at Trinity, Cambridge, was born 
in France, but educated in England, at Westminster School, 
and at Trinity. 

HENRI BOUQUET. 1719-1765- 

Henri Bouquet, so distinguished in our French and Indian 
Wars, was born at Rolle, in the Canton of Berne. When 
very young he entered the service of the King of Sardinia, 
and won his spurs in a campaign against France and Spain. 
He there attracted the notice of the Prince of Orange, 
and was made Lieutenant-Colonel of the Swiss Guard, 
formed at The Hague, where he met Lord Middleton, 
with whom he traveled in France and Italy, and by whose 
influence he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the Royal 
American Regiment, so distinguished in Pennsylvania and 
in Virginia. 

In 1763, Colonel Bouquet was sent from Canada by General 
Amherst, to relieve Fort Pitt, and August 5, defeated the 
Indians at Turtle Creek. The next year he was ordered to 
the Ohio, and there subdued the Shawnees and the Dela- 
wares. In 1765, he was made Brigadier-General and com- 
mander of all troops in the southern colonies. He died at 
Pensacola, in the fall of 1765. A beautiful river among the 
Adirondacks bears his name, and forever murmurs his 


An attempt has been made to connect with Bockde, fam- 
ilies in Saratoga County, named Bockes and Baukes. Of the 
latter, nothing is known. The assumed kinship was based 
on a strong physical resemblance between one of its mem- 
bers and Abraham Bockee." The former is represented by 


Judge Augustus Bockes, of Saratoga, born 1817, son of 
Adam, of Adam, of Johannes Backus, yeoman, died 1781, 
settling in Beekman Patent in 17 18. There is no reason to 
suppose a common descent, however remote. 


By vague family tradition among the Bowkers of Massa- 
chusetts, and in treatises upon English Surnames, Bowker 
is referred to a French original in Boucquet. John Bowker 
was in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in 1678. 


A family of this name is now in Ulster County. The 
father is a native of Bavaria, with the tradition that his 
great-grandparents were French; that they had fled from 
France, and changed the spelling of their name, "which 
used to sound just like the word bouquet." 


In Maryland, there are two families of the name of Buckey, 
believing themselves of distinct origin. One possesses 
records from the Huguenot immigrant, Matthias Buquet, 
who came to Frederick County in 1745. The name on early 
records of the church there, and as used by different mem- 
bers of the family, is spelled Buquet, Bouquett, Bockey, 
Buckd and Buckey. 


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Acquackanonk 19, 20 

Amenia Precinct 22 

Andries, Annetje 25, 26, 47 

Andries, Jacob 26 

Andriesse, Tanneke. .17, 18, 22, 25 

Andriessen, Andries 26 

Arden, Abija (Bouquet) 153 

Bensen, Bensinck 121, 123 

Bergen, Church of 17, 28 

Bible of Abraham Bockee,* 

Dutch 36 

Bocke 156 

Bockee,' Francyntje 15 

Bockee.Variationsof the Name 9 
Bockes Family of Saratoga. . . 155 

Bockes, Pieter 27 

Boket, William 152 

Bonte Koe, 'T 11, 13 

Books Consulted 157 

Boucquet 9 

Boucquet,' Annetje 16 

Boucquet,'^ Fran§oise 13, 15 

Boucquet,' Jannetje Jeroni- 

muse 14 

Boucquet,' Jerome 11-16 

Boucquet,'^ Maria 15 

Boucquet, Raymond de 9 

Bouquet, Albardus 153 

Bouquet, Arms of 9 

Bouquet, Col. Henri g, 155 

Bouquet, Guillaume 153 

Bouquet, Jacob 153 

Bouquet, Marguerite 153 

Bouquet, Pierre 151, 153 

Bowker 156 

Brevoort 118 

Buckey 156 

Bucquet, Michael .... 153 

Burger,^ Elysabet 18, 28 

Burger,' Joris 29, 32-34 

Burger,^ Joris 29, 31 


Burger Kills 33 

Car, Kaar 46 

Carpenter 89 

Chardevoine, Annetje (Kaar). 46 
Claesen Fran§oise (Boucquet^) 15 
Clement, Maria (Boucquet'). . . 15 
Dassereau, Susanne (Bou- 
quet) 152 

De Eycke, Antoni 16 

Deuel, DeVille 94 

Driesse 26 

DuChene, Annetje (Boucquet') 16 
DuToict, Jannetje Jeronimuse 

(Boucquet') 14 

Evertsen, Lysbet (Lubberts). . 31 
Feake, Bessie (Fones) Win- 

throp 57 

Feake, Elizabeth 57, 58 

Grignan 96 

Hain, Jeanne (Bouquet) 152 

Heerman, Augustin 29, 34 

Hermanns 29 

Holland, Debt to 11 

Huguenot Emigration 10 

Huguenot, Origin of Name. . . 10 

Huycken, Annetje 35, 46 

Huycken, Annetje (Andri- 
esse) 26, 47 

Huycken, Will of Annetje and 

Willem 49 

Jacobse, Tanneke 25 

Jones 61 

Jones, Freelove 59, 61 

Jones, Major Thomas 61-63 

Kaar, Car 46 

Kaar, Annetje 46 

Kaar, Annetje (Huycken). . .46, 49 

Kaar, Anthoni 46, 47 

Kaar, Catharina 46 

Kaar, Elysabet 46 

Kaar, Johannes 47 



Kaar, Maria 35-4^ 

Kaar, Willem 47 

L'Agache, Anne 12, 14, i7 

Langet, Marytje 18, 27 

Lead Mines at Shekomeko 41 

Leyden, Records at 12, 17 

Lewis, Elysabet (Kaar) 46 

Lubberts, Gysbert 31 

Lubberts, Lysbet 29, 31 

Mans, Engeltje 29, 33 

Middelburg 13 

Middlesex Count3^ N. J., 

Lands in 22 

Miller, Elizabeth (Smith') 65 

Miller, Margaret (Smith'') 65 

Miller, Phoebe (Smith'') 65 

Mitchell, Freelove (Smith''). .. 64 
Nine Partners Patent, The 

Great. 20 

Oakley 7i-74 

Oakley, Martha 71 

Ogden, Judith (Bouquet). .152, 153 
Paatje, 'T Burger Joriszen's. . 32 

Peers, Poers 125 

Phoenix, Alexander 30 

Phoenix, Elizabeth (Burger^) 

Bockee 30 

Piatt,' Epenetus 67 

Platt,3 Epenetus 68 

Piatt,* Margaret 53, 67 

Piatt,! Richard 67 

Piatt, 4 Uriah 68 

Pugsley 108-1 10 

Rundell 83 

Saint Anna, Church of 17 

Salkeld 98 

Shekomeko, Homestead at, 2 1,22, 39 

Sluys 17 

Smith, '^ Abraham 55 

Smith,* Abraham 51, 53 

Smith,'' Catharine 65 

Smith,'' Elizabeth 65 

Smith, Elizabeth (Underbill). . 57 

Smith, 4 Esther 56 

Smith,' Freelove 64 

Smith, Freelove (Jones). .59, 61, 62 


Smith, 8 Isaac 60, 63-67 

Smith,'' Isaac 65 

Smith," Isaak 56, 57 

Smith, 5 Jacob 59-^1 

Smith,'' Jacob 54. 64 

Smith,'' Margaret 65 

Smith, Margaret (Platt^),. . .53, 68 

Smith,'' Mary 64 

Smith,5 Micah 56, 59 

Smith,' Phebe 65 

Smith,' Philip 65 

Smith,' Piatt 65 

Smith,6 Thomas 60, 63 

Smith,' Uriah 64 

Smith,! William 54. 55 

Smiths-of-Herricks, The 54-69 

Snell, Abraham Bockee, et al, 149 
Spoor, Francyntj e (Bouquet).. 153 

Surnames, Dutch 26 

Terbos, Survey of Jacobus. . . 21 

Townsend, Freelove 61, 62 

Underhill-Smiths, The 54-69 

Underbill, Capt. John 57-59 

Underbill, Elizabeth (Feake), 5 7, 58 

Unplaced Names 150 

Van der Driesche 26 

VanDriesse 25 

VanDuycke, Catarina (Huyck- 

en) 49 

VanDuyn, Machtelt(Huycken) 48 
VanDuyn, Marytje (Huycken) 49 

Vaudois Exiles 11,13 

Versche Water Hill 19 

Waal, Jeronimus de 13. 14 

Waldenses. The n 

Walloons Commission of His- 
tory 12 

Webber, Wolfert 21, 25, 131 

Westeroder 26 

Will of Abraham Bockee^ 22 

Will of Abraham Bockee" 43 

Will of Annetje and Willem 

Huycken 49 

Will of Isaac Smith^ 65 

Will of Jacob Smith' 60 

Wood,-*Phebe 67 



Anderson,'' Alfred B 130 

Anderson,* Anne 129 

Anderson,' Augustus Talbot. 130 

Anderson,* Charles Wesley. . . 129 

Anderson,'^ Elizabeth 129 

Anderson,' Eliza A. S 129 

Anderson, « Frederick Roor- 
back 129 

Anderson,' Frederick S 130 

Anderson,^ John 129 

Anderson,' John Stevens 129 

Anderson, Margarietje (Bo- 

kee-*) 129 

Anderson,' Sophia 130 

Anderson,' Sophia M 130 

Angell,'*' Barnekah 115 

Angell,"* Lois 115 

Angell, Sarah (Sleight') 115 

Ballentine,' Fanny 137 

Ballentine,** Helen 137 

Ballentine, Helena {Bockee')i 36, 137 

Ballentine," James 137 

Ballentine,' James Henry Van 

Kleeck 137 

Ballentine,' Jane Moore 137 

Ballentine,' John Pierce An- 
thony 137 

Ballentine,^ Margaretta 137 

Ballentine,' Richard 137 

Bant, Helena (Bensen^) 122 

Banta,' Catalyntje 122 

Banta,* Dirck 122 

Banta,' Elysabet 122 

Banta,'^ Johannes 122 


Banta.s Willemyntje 122 

Baptiste, John 127 

Bellows," Jane Stier 84 

Bellows,'' Katharine Bockee . . 84 
Bellows, Margaret Smith 

(Bockee ') 82, 84 

Bensen,^ Abraham Bockee. ... 120 

Bensen,-* Catalj-ntje 122 

Bensen,' Catal}'ntje 123 

Bensen, Catalyntje(Bockee''), 18,122 

Bensen,* Elysabet 120 

Bensen, •» Elysabet 1 22 

Bensen, 5 Johannes 120 

Bensen,'* John 123 

Bensen, "• Maria 123 

Bensen, 5 Marytje, 120 

Bensen, Mar jHje (Bockee-''). . 1 8, 120 

Bensen,* Samson 120 

Bensen,^ Samson 120 

Bensen,-* Tanneke 120 

Bensen,^ Timotheus 120 

Bockee,'' Abraham 17-25 

Bockee,' Abraham 18, i2()-i4-j 

Bockee,"* Abraham 35-45 

Bockee,-* Abraham 148 

Bockee,' Abraham 11, 51, 70-81 

Bockee,* Abraham 76 

Bockee," Alexander PhcL'nix..5i, 87 

Bockee,** Anna Battell 80 

Bockee,* Annetje 148 

Bockee,-'* Annetje. . .35, 44, 107-117 

Bockee,* Bregje 148 

Bockee,* Catalyntje 18, 122 

Bockee/Catharine Smith.. 51, 94-97 
Bockee,'' Catharine Theresa. . . 135 

• Names are given of all known descendants surviving infancy. Women arc also 
entered by their married names. 



Bockee,'' Clara Maria 82, 85 

Bockee,8 David Garth 86 

Bockee, » Edward Pugsley 81 

Bockee,** Edwin Forest 134 

Bockee,' '<> Elizabeth Pugsley, 76, 81 

Bockee,' Ellen King 135 

Bockee,'* ElJ^sabet 18 

Bockee, » Emily Catharine. . .76, 81 

Bockee,^ Emily De Paas 134 

Bockee,' Emily Jane 135 

Bockee, 8 Evelyn Starr 80 

Bockee,'' George Moore. . .133, 134 

Bockee,* George Morris 134 

Bockee, 8 George William 134 

Bockee,"^ Howard Scherer 135 

Bockee,'' Howard Van Buren.. 133 

Bockee,* Isaack 149 

Bockee, 2 Isaacq 18, 148 

Bockee,-* Isaacq 148 

Bockee,*' Isaac Smith 51, 82-86 

Bockee,'' Isaac Smith 71, 79 

Bockee,* Jacob. . . 10,35, 44, 51-53 

Bockee, ^ Jacob 51, 87 

Bockee,'' Jacob 71, 76 

Bockee, 8 Jacob 76, 81 

Bockee,' Jacob Smith 82, 85 

Bockee,' Jacobus 18, 28 

Bockee,^ JacquemJ^ntje Jero- 

mina 17, 18, 22, 118 

Bockee,'' Jane Minthorne. .133, 135 

Bockee,'' Jennie Campbell 134 

Bockee,'' Jesse Oakley 71, 78 

Bockee,^ Johannes, 17, 18, 23, 24, 27 

Bockee,-* Johannes 148 

Bockee,^ John Casper 133 

Bockee,* John Howard 134 

Bockee, •* John Jacob 136 

Bockee,'' John Jacob 138 

Bockee,^ Katharine 79 

Bockee,'' Katharine Naomi 82 

Bockee,* Lily 13^ 

Bockee,* Margaret Clare 86 

Bockee, 6 Margaret Piatt 51 

Bockee,'' Margaret Smith 82 

Bockee, « Maria 51, 88, 96 

Bockee,' Maria Helen 76 


Bockee,* Maria Pugsley 81 

Bockee,* Martha Oakley 79 

Bockee,'' Mary 71 

Bockee,* Mary 134 

Bockee, 5 Marya 35, 44, g8-io6 

Bockee, « Mary Elizabeth 133 

Bockee,'' Mary Susannah 135 

Bockee,^ Marytje 18, 120 

Bockee,-* Marj^tje 148 

Bockee,* Mary Wilkinson 77 

Bockee,' Morris Hay 133 

Bockee,-* Petrus 148 

Bockee,* Phoebe Wilkinson. . . 77 

Bockee,' Phoenix 71 

Bockee,' Raymond 79 

Bockee,' Richard Donaldson.. 138 

Bockee,* Robbins Starr 79 

Bockee, 2 Saaratje 18, 20 

Bockee, 3 Tanneke 18, 124 

Bockee,-* Tanneke 148 

Bockee,' Velina 71 

Bockee,* William Frederick. . . 133 

Bockee,' William Henry 133 

Bockee,' William Howard 135 

Bogaart,5 Hendrick 124 

Bogaart," Margarietje 124 

Bogaart, Tanneke (Peers-*) 124 

Boice, Frances Adele (Titus'). . 115 
Boice,'" Frances Carpenter. . . 115 

Bokee,* Abbie Eldridge 146 

Bokee,* Abigail 127 

Bokee,-* Abraham 126 

Bokee, ^ Abraham 131, 139 

Bokee,*' Abraham 139 

Bokee,* Alfred 146 

Bokee,' Alfred 146 

Bokee,' Archer Donaldson 146 

Bokee,' Blanche Bloodgood. . . 145 

Bokee,*' David Alexander 141 

Bokee,' David Alexander 143 

Bokee,* David Alexander 146 

Bokee,' David McKenzie 141 

Bokee,' Frederick 131, 141-147 

Bokee," Frederick Augustus. . 141 
Bokee,' Frederick William. . . . 143 
Bokee,* Frederick William. .. . 147 


Bokee,' Frederick William.'. . . 147 

Bokee,'' Hannah 126 

Bokee, '^ Helena 136 

Bokee, ^ Helena Stevens 143 

Bokee,« Herbert i4<J 

Bokee, ^ Hilah 131 

Bokee,* Ida Donaldson 145 

Bokee,» Isabella Hoyt i4<J 

Bokee,'' Jane 131 

Bokee,'' Jane Sophia 136 

Bokee,* Janette Amelia 147 

Bokee,* John 131 

Bokee,'' John Jacob isC" 

Bokee,* Joseph Alexander 145 

Bokee,'' Joseph Moore 143 

Bokee,' Louis 140 

Bokee,* Margaret Helena 145 

Bokee,' Margaret Swanston.. 143 

Bokee,-* Margarietje 126 

Bokee, ^ Margarietje 131 

Bokee,' Mary Archer 141 

Bokee," Rebecca West 139 

Bokee,'' Rebekah 127 

Bokee,* Rebekah 131 

Bokee,* Robert Oliphant 142 

Bokee,-* Sara 126 

Bokee,' Sara 127 

Bokee, ^ Sarah 139 

Bokee,* Sarah Anne 144 

Bokee,* Sarah Halsted 142 

Bokee,-* Tanneke 126 

Bokee,' Vernon Murray 141 

Bokee,-* Willem 126 

Bokee,* William 131, 132-135 

Bokee,*' William 139 

Bokee,' William Blossom 143 

Bokee," William Orvin 141 

Bokee,' WilUam Orvin 147 

Bowers, Cornelia Fatzinger 

(Salkeld«) 106 

Brant, Sarah (Bokee") 140 

Brant,' Susan Doughty 140 

Brant,' William Henry Harri- 
son 140 

Brevoort,"* Abraham Bockee.. 11 S 
Brevoort,* Abraham Bockee.. 119 


Brevoort,* Anne i tq 

Brevoort,-* Annetje i iS 

Brevoort,* Catharine 1 19 

Brevoort,-* Ellas 119 

Brevoort,* Elias i ly 

Brevoort,'* Hendricus 118 

Brevoort,* Henry 118 

Brevoort,' Isaac 1 1 S 

Brevoort,-* Jacob 119 

Brevoort,* JacquemVntje 119 

Brevoort, JacquemJ'ntje Jero- 

mina (Bockee^) 18, 118 

Brevoort,* John 119 

Brevoort,* Leah 119 

Cai-penter,' Benjamin 88 

Carpenter,' Benjamin Piatt. . . 83 

Carpenter,* Catharine 93 

Carpenter,' Catharine Bockee. 88 

Carpenter,* Eliza 91 

Carpenter, Frances E. (Iloag') 113 

Carpenter,' Isaac Smith 88 

Carpenter,' Jacob Bockee 88 

Carpenter,* Julia 92 

Carpenter,' Louisa Smith. . .88, 92 
Carpenter, Maria (Bockee"), 

51. SS-93 
Carpenter,* Maria Bockee. ... 91 
Carpenter,* Maria Bockee. ... 92 
Carpenter,' Maria Virginia. . . 91 
Carpenter,' Miriam Bartletl.. 91 

Carpenter,' Mary SS, 90 

Carpenter,* Mary Thorn 91 

Carpenter,* Morgan 91 

Carpenter,* Nina 93 

Carpenter,* Sarah Louisa 92 

Carpenter,' Sarah Maria 88, 92 

Carpenter, * Stephen 93 

Carpenter,* Willson 92 

Carter, Elizabeth (Anderson"). 129 

Clark,' Henry Culbertson 92 

Clark,' Isaac Carpenter 92 

Clark, Maria Bockee (Carpen- 
ter*) 92 

Clarke, Clara Maria Bockee'. 82, 85 
Clarke,* Henry Bockee 85 



Clarke, 8 Herbert William 85 

Clarke, 8 James Winslow 85 

Cole,' Blanche 92 

Cole, Katharine (Staats^) 92 

Cowan, Margaret Clare 

(Bockee«) 86 

Cowan,* Mary Bockee 86 

Creed,"" Anna 136 

Creed, Jane Sophia (Bokee«). . 136 

Decker," Albert Hamilton 102 

Decker,'" Cora Catharine 102 

Decker, Marie Bockee (Har- 

ned') 102 

Deuel, 8 Catharine Bockee 96 

Deuel, Catharine Smith 

(Bockee*) 51, 94-97 

Deuel,* Charles Ephraim 96 

Deuel,'' Jacob Bockee 94, 96 

Deuel,' Jacob Newton 96 

Deuel,** Jay Clarence 96 

Deuel,* Katharine Louise 96 

Deuel,* Kathryn Almira 97 

Deuel.' Margaret Mary 94 

Deuel,* Mary Penelope 97 

Deuel,* Newton Scott 96 

Deuel,' Phcenix Newton 94, 97 

Deuel,* Samuel 97 

Deuel,' Samuel Wellman 96 

Deuel,* Sarah Sophia 97 

Deuel,' Silas J 94 

Edwards, Abbie Edlridge (Bo- 

kee^) 146 

Edwards,' Mary Boynton 146 

Edwards,' William Wilson. . . . 146 
Eldridge, Clara McKenzie Bo- 

kee* 146 

Eldridge, KarP 146 

Eldridge, May Minthorne Bo- 

kee* 146 

Fatzinger,* Alexander Hamil- 
ton 103 

Fatzinger,"^ Alexander Hamil- 
ton 103 


Fatzinger, Anna (Salkeld'').ioi-io3 

Fatzinger,' Anna Salkeld 103 

Fatzinger,* Catharine Hugg. . 102 
Fatzinger,* Edmund Tresillian 103 
Fatzinger,'* Elizabeth Crevel- 

ling 103 

Fatzinger,' Harry Crellin 103 

Fatzinger,' John Thompson. . 103 

Fatzinger, '» Mary Edith 103 

Fatzinger,'" Mildred Lee 103 

Fatzinger,"* Olive Frances 103 

Fatzinger,' Robert Packer 103 

Fish, Charity M. A. Blandina 

(Russell') 129 

Fish,* Hamilton Willis 129 

Flint, Cathai-ine Jerusha 

(Bockee') 71 

Flint,* George Peters 75 

Flint,* Martha Bockee 75 

Graves, Eliza (Pugsley') no 

Grignon,' Augustin Deuel 96 

Grignon, Catharine Bockee 

(Deuel*) 96 

Gulick, Emily Leisering (Sal- 
keld*) 105 

Halsted,' Catharine Crane. ... 144 

Halsted,' Charles Stockton. . . 144 

Halsted,' James Maver 144 

Halsted, Sarah Anne (Bokee*). 142 

Ham,"' Alice Titus 114 

Ham, '" Edwin Sleight 114 

Ham, "• Eugene 114 

Ham,"' Frances 114 

Ham,"* John Frederick 114 

Ham,'" Mary 114 

Ham, Mary Kate (Sleight'). . . 114 

Ham,"* Mildred 114 

Ham,'" Milton Conrad 114 

Ham, Rhoda (Sleight') 114 

Hamil, Mary Elizabeth 

(Bockee'') 114 

Hammond, Harriet Douglas 

(Harned') 114 

Hammond,'" Harry DeGrau. . 102 


Hammond,"^ Marie Harned. . . 

Hammond,'" Phoebe Catharine 

Harned,'' Anna Adalissa 

Harned, Catharine Hugg (Fat- 

Harned,' Cora Tresillian 

Harned,' Frances Eliza 

Harned,' John Fatzinger 

Harned,' Marie Bockee 

Harned,'" Phoebe Catharine. . . 

Harsen, JacquemJ'^ntje Jero- 
mina (Bockee^) Brevoort. . 

Harsen,'* Tanneke 

Heyer, Annetje (Bockee'*) 

High,' Catharine Sophia 

High, Jane Minthorne 


High,'' George Robert 

High,'' William James 

Hoag,* Arthur Edmund 

Hoag," Arthur Frank 

Hoag,' Charles Davie 

Hoag,® Charles Simmons 

Hoag, 8 Ellen Marguerite 

Hoag,'' Frances E 

Hoag,' Frances Marie 

Hoag,' George Willard 

Hoag,' Harry Paul 

Hoag,' Jane 

Hoag,' Louise Miriam 

Hoag,'' Mary Annette 

Hoag, Phebe (Pugsley^) 

Hoag,' Robert Henry 

Hoag,' Robert Leland 

Hoag,* William Edward 

Hoag,' William Harvey 

Hoag,' William Pugsley 

Hubbell, Eliza A. S, (Ander- 

Hubbell,' Elizabeth W 

Jackson, Helen Gertrude 

(Leech") 136 

Jackson,' Russell Jay 136 

Jaques, Jane Moore (Ballen- 

tine') 137 


Jaques, 8 Lillie Helen 137 

Jaques," Marie Louise 137 

Jones, Fanny (Ballentine') 137 

Kampman, Anna Adalissa 

(Harned') 102 

Kampman,'" Ashbell Clarence 102 
Kiersted, Caroline (Pugsley'). . in 

Langley, Anna Salkeld (Fat- 
zinger') 103 

Langley,'" Earle Alexander. . 103 

Leech, Anna (Creed') 136 

Leech,- Helen Gertrude 136 

Leech, * Robert McCrey 136 

Lent, Catharine Bock6e (Car- 
penter') 88 

Lester,' Emily Ellsworth 140 

Lester, Rebecca West (Bokee"^) 139 
Lijdecker, Elysabet (Bensen-*). 122 

MacCready, Anne (Roorback') 128 

MacCready," Anne 128 

Mendel,' Ethel Lilian 137 

Mendel,' Kenneth 137 

Mendel, Lillie Helen (Jaques"*) 137 

Mendel,' William Harold 137 

Middleton, Hannah (Bokee''). . 126 

Mills,'' Estelle Augusta 113 

Mills, Walterena Augusta 

(Pugsley') 113 

Minthorne,'' Hendricus 1 19 

Minthorne,^ Jacob 119 

Minthorne, Tanneke (Harsen*) 119 

Mitchell,* Hattie Bockee 83 

Mitchell, Katharine Naomi 

(Bockee') 82 

Mitchell,^ Margaret Bellows. . 84 
Mitchell,** Millicent Thompson 84 

Mitchell,' Morris Bockee 84 

Mitchell," Morris Miller 84 

Moore, Jane (Bokee") 132 

Moore,* Joseph 132 

Patterson,^ Abraham 122 

Patterson,'' Ann 12a 



Patterson, Catalyntje (Ben- 
sen^) 122 

Patterson,'" Elizabeth 122 

Patterson,^ John 122 

Patterson,^ Josiah 122 

Patterson,^ Mary 122 

Patterson,^ Richard 122 

Peers,* Anna 124 

Peers,* Hendrick 124 

Peers,* Johannes 124 

Peers,* Tanneke 124 

Peers, Tanneke (Bockee^).. 18, 124 

Peers,* Willem 124 

Pugsley,^ Abraham Bockee. . . .107 
Pugsley,' Abraham Bockee. . . 112 
Pugsley , * Abraham Bockee ... 1 1 1 

Pugsley,' Alida 1 1 1 

Pugsley, Annetje (Bockee^), 

35, 44, 107-117 

Pugsley,' Caroline iii 

Pugsley,'' Cornelius iii 

Pugsley,* Edward Brundage.. 107 

Pugsley, ■" Edward L 1 1 1 

Pugsley,'' Edwina Fredericka.. 113 

Pugsley,'' Eliza no 

Pugsley,'' Eugene in 

Pugsley,* Eugene Ferdinand.. 112 
Pugsley,'' Frederick William.. 113 

Pugsley,'' Jane no 

Pugsley,* Louise Moul 112 

Pugsley,* Mary 108 

Pugsley,'' Mary in 

Pugsley,* Phebe 108 

Pugsley,* Walter 107 

Pugsley,'' Walterena Augusta. 113 

Pugsley,* William 107 

Pugsley,'* William Edward. ... 112 
Pugsley,'' William Henry 112 

Quinton, Hattie Bockee 

(Mitchell) 83 

Quinton,' Kathryn Bockee. ... 84 

Quinton,' Lucretia Henry. ... 84 

Quinton,' Margaret Bellows... 84 

Quinton,' Nellie Adams 84 

Quinton,' Sarah Hornby 84 


Rainteaux, Janette Amelia 

(Bokee*) 147 

Rainteaux,' Julia Amelia 147 

Remsen, Anne (Bockee*) Heyer 148 
Rhodes, Anne (MacCready*) . . 128 

Ridgeway,* Frederick no 

Ridgeway, Jane (Pugsley'')... no 
Rogers, Emily De Paas 

(Bockee**) 134 

Rogers, Jane Stier (Bellows*).. 84 

Roorback,^ Anne 128 

Roorback, = Charlotte 128 

Russell,' Charity M. A. Blan- 

dina 129 

Russell, Eliza A. S. (Ander- 
son'') 129 

Russell,' John Loudon Ander- 
son 129 

Ryckman,* Catey 127 

Ryckman,* Cornelia 127 

Ryckman,* Jean 127 

Ryckman,* Peter 127 

Ryckman, Sara (Bokee^) 127 

Ryckman,* Sarah 127 


* Andrew Douglas. . , . 104 
' Andrew Douglas. . . . 104 

' Andrew Gulick 106 

'' Anna 105 

* Cornelia Fatzinger. . 106 
' Dow 105 

* Edmund Hamilton. , 105 
' Emily Gulick 105 

* Emily Liesering 105 

'' George Washington. loi 
' George Washington. 109 
' Harry Bockee 104 

* Harry Bockee 105 

* Isaac 98, 101-106 

'' Isaac loi 

* Jacob 98 

'' Jacob Hugg loi 

* Joseph Gambee 106 

' Katharine Elizabeth. 104 

Maria (Bockee*), 

35, 44, 9S-106 



SalkeldJ Maria Bockee loi 

Salkeld.' Mary Bennett 105 

Salkeld,'' Mary D 105 

Salkeld,' Pearley Howe. 105 

Salkeld,* Thomas Fatzinger. . 104 

Schwartz,'" Beatrice 116 

Schwartz."* Katharine Mar- 
guerite 116 

Schwartz, Mabel Almira 

(Titus') 116 

Sleight, Frances E. Hoag 

(Tituss) 114 

Sleight,' Frances 115 

Sleight,' Mary Kate 114 

Sleight,* Rhoda 114 

Sleight, ' Sarah 115 

Staats,* Katharine 92 

Staats, Louisa Smith (Carpen- 
ter') 88 

Stauffer,'" Elizabeth Kulp.... 103 
Stauffer, Frances Eliza 

(Harned') 103 

Stauffer, '" John Harned 103 

Steiger,* Edith Minthorne... 145 
Steiger, Helena Stevens 

(Bokee'') 145 

Sturdevant,' Evelyn Bockee. . 79 
Sturdevant, Katharine 

(Bockee^) 79 

Sturdevant,' Mildred Parker. . 79 
Sturdevant,' Urania Husted. . 79 

Tannery, Elizabeth W. (Hub- 

belP) 129 

Taylor, Catalyntje (Bensen-*). . 120 
Taylor, Edwina Fredericka 

(Pugsley') 113 

Titus,' Alice Clara 116 

Titus,' Alida 116 

Titus, ' Annette 115 

Titus,s C. Alida 116 

Titus,' Dorothy 116 

Titus,' Elias 115 

Titus,' Elizabeth 115 

Titus,' Florence 115 

Titus,' Frances Adele 115 


Titus, 8 Frances E. Hoag 114 

Titus,' Helen Lossing 115 

Titus,* Henry Pugsley 116 

Titus,' Mabel Almira 116 

Titus,' Marian 116 

Titus, Mary Annette (Hoag').. 113 

Titus,'* Richard 115 

Titus,* Robert Hoag 115 

Titus.s Sarah J 116 

Titus, ' Warner Hatch 115 

Titus,' William Richard 116 

Tompkins, F. W 127 

Tower,' Albert 93 

Tower,' Josephine Tuckcrman 91 
Tower, Maria Bockee (Carpen- 
ter*) 91 

Tower, Nina (Carpenter*) 93 

Tuttle,* Archer Newton 142 

Tuttle,* Herbert Orvin 142 

Tuttle,* Howard Warner 142 

Tuttle, Mary Archer (Bokee").. 141 

Tuttle,* Persis Gibbs 142 

Tyler,' Edward Griswold 90 

Tyler,* Maria Seymour 90 

Tyler, Mary (Carpenter') 88 

Tyler,* Mary Katharine 90 

Tyler,* Morgan Carpenter. ... 90 
Tyler,' Morgan Seymour 90 

Van Cleft, Katharine Bockee 
(Bellows*) 85 

White,' Edna Augusta 112 

White,' Florence 112 

White, Louise Moul (Pugsley*) 112 

White,' Lucy Frances 112 

Willson, Mary (Bockee') 71 

Wilson,* Allan Grant 80 

Wilson,* George Sibbald 80 

Wilson,* Oakley Bockee 80 

Wilson,' 80 

Wilson, Velina (Bockee') 71 

Wilson,* William Ross 80 

Winchester, Frances (Sleight') 1 1 5 

Winchester,'" Henry Francis.. 115 

Winchester,'" Milo Follet 115 


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