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search of thoir fathers." — Job viii., 8.
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obscurity and oblivion family records ; and it should be done
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tions, and those showing the services of citizens to the
The ancestors mentioned in this book were, without
known exception, men and women who lived honest, diligent,
Christian hves, and it fills our hearts with pride when we
think of the hardships they underwent when as pioneers
they established homesteads; the bravery they showed in
battles with the Indians and in the Colonial and Revolu-
Notwithstanding the Limited opportunities at hand they
seem to have surrounded themselves with all that goes to
make refinement and culture. They educated their chil-
dren and they went forth into the world to do their share
in making a great nation.
The families recorded in this book were of gentle birth,
and in many instances they were of the nobility. Bishop
Warburton is reported to have said that "high birth was a
thing which he never knew any one to disparage except
those who had it not, and he never knew any one make a
boast of it who had anything else to be proud of. "
There were several families of the name of Beekman or
Beeckman who came to America at about the same time as
Wilhelmus Beekman, the ancestor whose descendants this
history is intended to envmierate.
In tracing out the various branches of the family it is
necessary to know of the other Beekmans who were pioneers
in the new country and who were not related, as far as
is kno-5\-n, to Wilhelmus Beekman. They were: Jochim
Beekman, who married Margaret Hendricks; John Beekman
of Saratoga County, N. Y.; Christopher Beekman and John
Beekman of Albany, N. Y., and Hendrick Beekman, who in
1 710 lived about three miles above Somerville, N. J., who
married Annetie Ouackenbos and is the ancestor of the
Beekmans who settled along the Raritan River in New-
In order that there may be less confusion in distinguish-
ing the descendants of our ancestor William Beekman from
those of Hendrick Beekman or Beeckman, some of the
descendants of the latter are here given. He had children:
I. Pieter Beekman, who settled near Somerville, N. J.,
and had no male descendants.
II. Hendrick Beekman, bom Jime i, 1692; died March
19, 1769, at the age of 77 years, and appears never to
have married, for in his will — made in 1769 — he devises
and bequeaths all his property to the children of his
brother Martin Beekman to be equally divided between
III. Martin Beekman, bom in 1685; died October 27,
1757; married Elizabeth Waldron.
(i) Elizabeth Beekman, bom August 30, 1725; died
November 9, 18 10; married Francis Bragin.
(2) Hendrick Beekman, bom March 24, 1727; died
January 26, 1796; married Phoebe Bloomfield.
(3) Samuel Beekman, bom November 26, 1729, died
October 19, 1808; married Elizabeth Waldron,
daughter of Samuel Waldron. She died April 7,
(a) Captain Samuel Beekman, bom September 21,
1767; died in 1 851. He lived in the old homestead
of his grandfather on the south side of the Raritan ;
married Helena Ten Broek, daughter of Cornelius
Ten Broek of Harlingen, N. J.
1. Cornelius Ten Broek Beekman, bom in Octo-
ber, 1789, resided near Harhngen, N. J.
2. Peter T. Beekman, bom April 21, 1796, married
Elizabeth Carpenter and was a miller on the
South Branch at what was afterwards called
Cories Mills, N. J.
3. Rev. Jacob T. Beekman, bom April 10, 1801,
a minister of the Reformed Dutch Church.
4. Abraham T. Beekman, bom July 15, 1803,
married Ehza Vanderveer.
5. Elizabeth Beekman, bom in 1788.
6. Margaret Beekman, bom in 1792.
7. Cornelia Beekman, bom in 1794, married
Nicholas Veghte and lived on a farm near
Griggstown, N. J.
8. Anna Beekman, bom in 1798, married Abra-
ham J. Dumont.
9. Catharine Beekman, bom November 25, 1805.
(b) Elizabeth Beekman, bom July 8, 1768; died
November 11, 1791; married William Baker.
(c) Comeha Beekman, bom Febmary 24, 1770;
died January 24, 1853; married Benjamin Martin,
bom May 14, 1773, died in 1844.
(d) Arma Beekman, bom February 24, 1770; died
Febmary 26, 1846.
(e) John Beekman.
(4) Annatie Beekman, bom January 28, 1734; died
September 5, 1795; married John Waldron, who died
September 10, 1795.
(5) Johannes Beekman.
The Beekman family is undoubtedly one of the most
distinguished families of America, because Wilhelmus
Beekman's sons and their descendants held high civil and
military positions of honor and responsibility as well as
those requiring learning and literary attainment, and they as
well as his daughters married into the most distinguished
families of America.
The families of Wilhelmus Beekman the founder of the
Beekman family who came to America in 1647 and of Jan
Thomasse Van Dyke who came to America five years later
were very well acquainted and their sons and daughters
were good friends. The Beekman estates at Flatbush, Long
Island, were not far distant from the Van Dyke estates at
New Utrecht, and again the estates of the Beekmans living on
or near the Millstone River, New Jersey, were near to the
estates of the Van Dykes.
The Van Dyke family frequently intermarried into the
Beekman family and although smaller in the number of
descendants must be considered with the Beekman family
as among the distinguished founders of America.
The author has tried to include in this family history all
the descendants and their children of whom he had a record,
but in many cases he could not ascertain the name of some
person and had to leave it out.
"Great families of yesterday we show and Lords whose
parents were the Lord knows who" (Daniel de Foe in
The True-Born Englishman).
W. B. A.
THE BEEK.MAN FAMILY
I.— The Beekjian F.\mily
II. — Hexdrick BeEK-MAN
III.— Colonel Gerardus Beekman
IV. — Jouannes Beekman
V. — The Beekman Cemetery
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
VI.— Jan Thomasse Van Dyke, the Founder
VII. — Thomas Janse Van Dyke; Derrick Van Dyke
and Carel Van Dyke ....
VIII.— Captain Jan Janse Van Dyke
IX. — Jan Van Dyke
X. — Achias Van Dyke, Peter Van Dyke, Lambert
Van Dyke, Hendrick J.\nse Van Dyke,
Antje Janse Van Dyke, Angenietje Van
Dyke, and Tryntje Janse Van Dyke . 2:
Index . . . . . . . .2-
Beek-Man Arms .... Colored Frontispiece
Arms of the Families of Aitken, Avery, Bennett,
Bull, Ch.vmbers, Colfax, Coote, De Peyster,
Delafield, Delanoy, Fish, Griswold, Houghton,
Hoffman, Livingston, Morris, Radcliffe,
Stuyvesant, Van Cortlandt, Van Dyke, Van
Rensselaer, .\nd Verplanck . . Title Page
Beekman House at Rhinebeck, 1664 ... 5
Livingston Manor House at Clermont ... 9
STu-i'VEs.\NT House on the Bowery . . . .11
Cotton Mather Smith House at Sh.\ron, Conn. . 27
Montr.\th House of Sir Charles Coote ... 33
Coach of Col. Ger-\rdus Beekman .... 53
Map of the Millstone .\nd Harlingen Districts, N. J. 55
Veghte Mansion at New Utrecht, 1699 ... 57
Beekman Homestead on the Millstone, N. J. . 68
John Aitken Residence, Hudson St., N. Y., 1815 . 74
Schuyler Colfax Homestead, Pompton, N. J. . . 79
Lord Sterling or Barcalo House, Basking Ridge, N. J. 87
xii ILL USTRA TIONS
Van Rensselaer M.\nor House, 1663 . . .117
Beekman Mansion, 51ST St. and East River, N. Y. 119
Van Dyke House, New Utrecht, 1673
Van Dyke Homestead near Princeton, N. J.
Van Dyke Homestead at Harlingen, N. J.
Hall in Van Dyke Homestead
Col. John Van Dyke's Chair and Silver
Abner Houghton Homestead, Mt. Rose, N. J.
Distinguished Families in America
Descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and
Jan Thomasse Van Dyke
The Beekman Family
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
The ancestors of Wilhelmus Beekman who came to
America in 1647 were residents of the country of the Rhine,
and a branch of the family were Barons of Belgium.
Cornelius Beekman was a wealthy burgher of Cologne,
who dwelt on the Rhine in Germany. He was of a family
distinguished since the year 1200, both in Germany and the
Netherlands, by titles and militan,- honors conferred for
courage and diplomatic ability. He married Christiana
Huygens of Cologne, who died December 4, 1606. They
had two sons:
I. Engelbert Beekman, married Elizabeth de Beyer.
n. Gerard Beekman, born at Cologne, May 17, 1558;
died at Emmerich, January 31, 1625; married Agnes
Stunning, at Cleves, who was bom January 13, 1557, and
died at Mulheim, March 10, 1614.
Rev. Gerard Beekman, son of Cornelius Beekman, was a
distinguished theologian and his services in translating the
Bible were rewarded by King James I. of England. He
lived most of his life at Cologne on the Rhine. The Beek-
mans were steadfast Protestants from the time that Martin
Luther in 1521 protested against the corruptions of the
Church of Rome.
It is of interest to note here that the Beekmans have
2 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
always been large landowners, and their preference has
always laeen for a water view from their home estates,
whether it was on the Rhine ; on the Hudson or East Rivers
of New York; or the Raritan or Millstone Rivers of New
Jersey. When the Princess of Portugal visited Holland
in the seventeenth century the Dutch government received
the permission of the Beekman family then residing at
Nijmegen to hold the reception in her honor at their house.
The name Beekman is from "beck," the Dutch for
"mouth," the English "beak," or it maybe an abbrevia-
tion of "bekken," the Dutch word for basin. According to
Putnam's Historic New York, "Beekman or the man of the
brook; this interpretation of the name was recognized by
King James I. of England when he granted to the Rev.
Mr. Beekman, grandfather of William, as a coat of arms,
a rivulet nuining between roses. " The crest is three feathers
on a helmet of steel represented in profile. The motto is:
Mens conscia Recti.
This coat of arms was used by the grandson WUhelmus
Beekman in his correspondence with Governor Stuyvesant.
The children of Gerard Beekman and Agnes Stxanning
his wife were:
I. Harmon Beekman, died in 1654.
n. Rev. John Beekman, died September 13, 1635.
HI. Catharine Beekman, died in 1624.
IV. Margaretta Beekman, married the Rev. N. N.
V. Hendrick Beekman, bom at Cologne, September 14,
1585, died at Wezel, December 2, 1642.
Hendrick Beekman, son of Gerard, was Secretary of the
city of Hasselden, Overyssel, and in 1629 he was appointed
by the States- General Superintendent of the Magazines in
the cities of Hasselt and Wezel. He was married three
times. He married first, Gertr\'d (Gertrude) Gomensbach
on April 15, 1613. She died September 10, 1619. They had
four children. His third wife was Alida Ottenbeek. born
at Cologne, December 8, 1605, who had no children. He
married his second wife, Mary Baudertius, at Zutphen,
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Guelderland, January 24, 1621. She was the daughter of
the Rev. William Baudertius of the Reformed Church at
Zutphen, bom 1600, died September 17, 1630, at Berge.
They had seven children:
I. Rev. Gerard Beekman, born February 20, 1622;
died 1678. He married Joanna Plautius and lived
at Grofhuyssen and Avenhoom in North Holland.
II. Martin Beekman, bom at Hasselt, Overyssel,
August 25, 1624. He married Maria de Bois.
III. John Beekman, bom at Hasselt, November 26,
1625, died January 15, 1684, married first Alida
BrcnJu'er; second Catharine Van Rysoort.
IV. Andrew Beekman. died unmarried in 1663.
V. Alida Beekman, married Leonard Winnix.
VI. Maria Beekman, married, first, W. Harris, second,
N. N. Sas.
VII. Wilhelmus or William Beekman, son of Hendrick
Beekman, bom at Hasselt, Overyssel, April 28, 1623;
died September 21, 1707. He lived at a time when
Etuope was engaged in religious wars and Protestants
had begun to seek refuge from persecution. He was
the founder of the Beekman family in America.
He came to New Amsterdam, now New York, from Hol-
land in the same vessel, the ship Princess, on May 27, 1647,
with Director- General, afterwards Governor Peter Stuyve-
sant. Accompanying them were a number of poor persons
of good family who came from the Rhine and made settle-
ments on the Hudson River. They became, afterwards,
firm supporters of their leader and benefactor, William
He was from early youth interested in religious matters
and at the age of twenty-one was an officer in the Re-
formed Church in the Netherlands, which had then become
the most advanced nation in the world in learning and
thought. He had a good education and a splendid home
training which enabled him at once to take a position in
the best society of New Amsterdam. It is said that he
brought some wealth with him and that his personal charm
4 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
of manner and friendship with Stuyvesant seciired him
many advantages as well as a prominent position as treasurer
of the Dutch West India Company. At any rate he soon
cut out the suitors for the hand of Catalina de Boogh, a
belle in the society of New Amsterdam and the daughter
of the wealthy Hendricks de Boogh of Albany, N. Y., and
on September 5, 1649, within two years after his arrival
in the coimtry, they were married. He was the ancestor
of the well-known Beekman family prominent in the history
of New York and New Jersey and his name is perpetuated in
the names of William Street and Beekman Street, New York
City, which latter became legally a street in 1 734. From the
first he was identified with affairs of state and the govern-
ment of the new city. In 1652 he purchased from Jacob
Corlaer a farm known as Corlaer's Hook where he lived with
his bride and was fully launched into the dehghtful society
of the Dutch city, which then contained those men and
women of culture and earnest endeavor who built up a nation
and to whom so many of us are proud to trace back our
A general meeting of the Director- General and Council of
New Netherlands was held with the Burgomasters and Sche-
pens (magistrates) on the 13th of March, 1653, at which it
was decreed that breastworks or a wall should be built to
protect the city and that the cost should be levied against
the estates. Peter WoLfersen Van Couwenhoven and
Wilhelmus Beeckman were chosen Commissioners and
authorized to offer proposals, invite bids, and make the
contract for the construction of the work. It was completed
in May, 1653, and extended along the present WaU Street,
skirting De Heere Gracht, an inlet of the bay, where Broad
Street now is. At the East River end, at Pearl Street,
was a fort called Water Poort, and at the Broadway end was
another called the Landt Poort. In the same year William
Beekman was appointed one of the five Schepens of New
Amsterdam. He served between 1652 and 1658 as Lieuten-
ant of the Burgher Corps of New Amsterdam and then in
1658 he received, through the influence of the Dutch West
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 5
India Company, the appointment of Vice- Director or
Governor of the colony of Swedes on the Delaware or South
River, where he resided until 1663, and then moved to
Esopus, now Kingston, N. Y., to assume the duties of his
new appointment as Schout (Sheriff) and Commissary at
that place. He took the oath of allegiance to Charles II.,
on October 18, 1664. His jurisdiction as Commissary at
Esopus and its dependencies extended from the KatskiU,
where that of Fort George terminated, to the Dans Kamer,
a few miles above the Highlands, which was the northern
limit of the jurisdiction of Fort Amsterdam. His home at
Esopus was the scene of many memorable gatherings of
distinguished men. He entertained there Governors Cart-
wright, Nichols, and Lovelace. According to Broadhead's
Histor\- he resided there until 1672. In 1670 he purchased
from Thomas Hall property along the East River, now
Pearl Street and bounded by Nassau Street on the west.
The southerly boundary of the farm was where Fulton Street
now is and the northerly boundary was Beekman's Swamp,
then called the Kripple Bush. According to Valentine's
History of New York, Beekman's Swamp was sold in 1734
to Jacobus Roosevelt for two hundred pounds by the cor-
The Beekman homestead in New Amsterdam was built
near the present comer of Pearl and Beekman Streets by
William Beekman in 1670.
William Beekman was Lieutenant in the militia in 1673
and Deputy Mayor of New York from 16S1 to 1683. At
about this time he purchased a large tract of land on the
Hudson from Indians and built on it a stone house and
called the estate "Rhinebeck." He was Alderman of the
east ward in 169 1. He occupied the Beekman homestead
on the estate ptu-chased from Thomas Hall until his death
on September 21, 1707, at the age of eighty-five years.
In his will he left this last admonition to his children:
"My desire is that no discord may arise in the division
of the estate which the Lord in his mercy hath lent me.
The same advice that Joseph gave to his brethren I leave
6 THE BEEKMA N FA MIL Y
among you all, and that is that you fall not by the way,
whilst you-live in this world, — so that ye be kindly affec-
tionate one to the other; that what by God's blessing I
have advanced, I have endeavoured and laboured to gain
it honestly, so would I have you to do, and to keep faith
and a good conscience always; for a good name is better
than riches and honours. "
Wilhelmus Beekman and Catharine De Boogh his wife
I. Maria Beekman, baptized June 26, 1650; married
May 5, 1672, Nicholas William Stuyvesant, bom in
1648; died in 1695; son of Governor Peter Stujrvesant.
They had a daughter Judith Stm^csant, who died in
1694, unmarried. After the death of his wife Maria
Beekman, Nicholas W. Stu>'vesant married Elizabeth
II. Hendrick or Henr>- Beekman, first son of Wilhelmus
Beekman, baptized March 9, 1652; died in 1 716; married
on June 5, 1681, Johanna Lopers, baptized October 30,
1650, widow of Joris Davidson and daughter of Captain
Luyt Lopers of Stockholm. Jerome B. Holgate in
American Genealogy states that Hendrick Beekman's
wife was Joanna de Loper of Boston, daughter of a
Dutch Admiral. The Governor and Council on Janu-
ary 25, 1684, appointed him Justice of the Peace of
Ulster County. He was a member of the first Assem-
bly under authority of the British King which met in
New York City on April 9, 1691, the delegates from
Ulster and Dutchess Counties being Henry Beekman
and Thomas Carton. Hendrick Beekman and Johanna
Lopers his wife had children:
Ila. William Beekman, who died in Holland at the
age of eighteen years.
lib. Catr\-ntie, or Catharine Beekman, bom Septem-
ber 16, 1683, died in 1745, leaving no children: she
married first Cornelius E.ween, second on December
12, 1712, Johannes, or John Rutsen, Captain of
Dragoons of Ulster County, baptized at Kingston,
N. Y., August 24, 1690, son of Rutger Jacobse
Rutsen. She married third Albert Pawling.
Ilr. Cornelia Beekman, bom in 1696, married Gil-
bert Livingston, son of Robert Livingston, who was
bom in Ancram in Teviotdale, Roxbunrhshire, Scot-
8 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
land, and came to America about 1674; he died in
The Rev. John Livingston, father of Robert Livingston
the founder of the distinguished Livingston family in Amer-
ica, was, according to Charles Haven Hunt in his Life of
Edward Livingston, the son of the Rev. William Livingston
and grandson of the Rev. Alexander Livingston, and great-
grandson of John Livingston, slain in the battle of Pinkie
field in 1547, who was the son of the fifth Lord Livingston,
descended from Sir Alexander Livingston, of Scotland in
The seventh Lord Livingston was created, in 1600, Earl
of Linlithgow, a title which descended to the fifth Earl,
who in 1 713 was made a peer of the United Kingdom.
Two years later, the latter joined the Earl of Mar and the
cause of the first Pretender. He lost his earldom in con-
sequence and it has not been restored to his descendants.
Robert Livingston married the widow of the Rev. Nicholas
Van Rensselaer, Alida Schuyler, daughter of Philip Schuyler.
In 1685 he purchased from the Indians a large tract of
land, below what is now Hudson, N. Y., of about 160,000
acres, extending along the eastern shore of the Hudson
River for about twelve miles. The purchases were con-
firmed by Governor Dongan on July 22, 1686, and by royal
charter of George I. in 171 5. He became known as first
Lord of Livingston Manor. His descendants were dis-
tinguished in the history of America and as there were many
intermarriages with members of the Beekman family, his
children are for convenience stated here: —
(a) Colonel John Livingston, bom May 26, 1680;
died about 1720, was twice married but had no
children. He is seldom mentioned in histories of
the Livingston family although he was a distinguished
man and a brave soldier. He fought in the Indian
and Canadian wars. He married first Marv- Win-
throp and lived near New London, Conn., and after
her death he married Elizabeth Knight.
(b) Philip Livingston, bom in 16S6; died in 1749,
THE BEEKMA N FA MIL Y 9
married Catharine Van Brugh. He inherited the
Livingston ^lanor and was known as its second Lord.
Their children were:
(i) Robert Livingston, bom in 1 7 10; died in 1790;
who was the third and last Lord of the Manor and
who by his will, contrary to the probable intent of
his grandfather, divided the manor estate fairly
among his children.
(2) Philip Livingston, bom in 1716, was a dis-
tinguished merchant of New York City. He
married Christiana Ten Broeck. He was a member
of the Provincial Congress of 1776 and one of the
signers of the Declaration of Independence. He
lived in a spacious house on the Hudson near Red
Hook, near the residence of his relative, Robert
Gilbert Livingston, Jr. His daughter, Sarah Liv-
ingston and her husband, the Rev. Dr. John Henry
Livingston, also had their home there. Near them
lived the Rev. Dr. John Rutgers of the Brick
Church, New York City. Mrs. Lamb in her
History of New York City states that when General
Burgoyne was devastating the river counties Dr.
Rutgers was roused by a German he hardly knew
and warned to immediately remove the household
goods he had stored in a small building on the
river bank. He did so and -n-ith the Livingstons
escaped to Sharon, Conn.
(3) William Livingston, bom in 1723, was a la-svyer
and statesman. He was Governor of New Jersey
from 1776 until his death in 1790. One of his sons
was Brockholst Livingston, Justice of the Supreme
Court of New York and Judge of the Supreme Coiut
of the United States.
(c) Robert Livingston, born in 1688; died in 1775; third
son of Robert Livingston, the founder: received from his
father the manor of Clermont containing about 13,000
acres. He married }vLargaret Howerden and their only
child, Robert R. Livingston, married T'.Iargaret Beekman
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(d) Gilbert Livingston, fourth son of the founder, born
in 1690, received from his father a large tract of land
in Saratoga, N. Y. He married Cornelia Beekman.
Robert Livingston, nephew of Robert Livingsto first
Lord of the Manor, came to America in 1696. He married
Margaretta Schuyler, daughter of Pieter Schuyler and niece
of Alida Schuyler, wife of his uncle. Their daughter Janet
Livingston married Colonel Henry Beekman.
lie. Cornelia Beekman, daughter of Henr>- Beekman
and granddaughter of Wilhelmus Beekman, was bom in
1696. She was the sister of Colonel Henr}^ Beekman who
married Janet Livingston. She married Gilbert Robert
Livingston, son of Colonel Robert Livingston, bom in An-
cram, Scotland, December 13, 1654; the son of Rev. John
Livingston, 1 603-1 672, who was educated at Glasgow
University, Scotland, and was Hcensed to preach in January,
1625. He was banished for nonconformity at the time of
the Restoration in 1660 and emigrated to Rotterdam,
Colonel Robert Livingston was the first Lord of the Manor
of Livingston and a member of the Provincial Council of
New York. He married Alida, widow of the Rev. Nicholas
Van Rensselaer and daughter of Colonel Peter Schuyler,
1 657-1 724, the commander of the fort at Albany in 1689;
member of the King's Council from 1692 to 1720, and acting
Governor of the Province in 1709, and Margaret Van SHch-
tenhorst his wife, daughter of Brant Arentse Van Slichten-
horst. Director and Chief Magistrate of the colony of
Gilbert Robert Livingston and Cornelia Beekman his
wife had children :
I. Margaret Livingston, bom June, 173S, married Petrus
Stuyvesant, bom 1727; died August 31, 1S05; son of
Gerardus Stuyvesant and Judith Bayard, his wife,
daughter of Balthazar Bayard and Maria Loockermans ;
and grandson of Nicholas William Stuyvesant, the son
of Governor Petrus Stuyvesant and Elizabeth Van
Slichtenhorst his wife, daughter of Brant Van Slichten-
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horst the commander of the fort and Director of the
colony of Rensselaerwyck, who was the second wife
of Nicholas William Stuyvesant, he having been first
married to Maria Beekman, daughter of Lieutenant
Wilhelmus Beekman. Petrus Stu>-\'esant and Margaret
Livingston his wife had children:
(i) Judith Stuyvesant, bom December 25, 1765; died
March 7, 1S44; married January 19, 1785, Benjamin
Winthrop, great-grandson of Governor John Winthrop
(2) Cornelia Stuyvesant, married Dirck Ten Broeck of
Albany, N. Y.
(3) Nicholas William Stuyvesant, who died March
I, 1S33: married January 31, 1795, Catharine Living-
ston Reade and had children :
A. Peter Stuyvesant, married November 8, 1828,
Julia Martin and had children:
(a) Julia Helen Stu>-\-esant, married on May 8,
1862, Rudolph C. WinterhofT. They had a
daughter, Julia Winterhoff.
(b) Catharine S. Stuyvesant, married on Feb-
ruary 4, 1863, Edward M. Neil. Children:
Anna de Lancey Neil, married Walter Nor-
Catharine L. Neil.
(c) Van Rensselaer Stuyvesant.
(d) Rosalie Stu>^esant, married on December 7,
1867, Arestede Pillot. Son, Stuyvesant Pillot.
(e) Gertrude Stuyvesant, married on December
17, 1873, Raymond P. Rogers, U.S. N. Daugh-
ter, Julia Rogers.
B. Nicholas William Stuyvesant, married Catharine
Augusta Cheeseborough and had children:
(a) Nicholas Stuyvesant, died in 1875.
(b) Henry Stuwesant, married, first, Caroline
Hoppock, second Kate H. Sproulls.
(c) Carolina Auguste Stuyvesant, married on
April 18, 1S53, Benjamin A. Onderdonk.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(d) Margaret L. Stujrvesant, married on April
25, 1861, J. Howard Wainwright, and had
i. Howard Wainwright, married Catharine
ii. Stuyvesant Wainwright, married Carohne
iii. J. Mayhew Wainwright, married Laura W.
Buchanan, daughter of James A. Buchanan,
iv. Richard T. Wainwright, married AHce T.
Crawford, daughter of David Crawford.
(e) Robert Stuyvesant, married October 8, 1857,
Fanny J. Gibson, daughter of James R. Gibson.
C. John Reade Stuyvesant, son of Nicholas William
Stuyvesant, married first, Catharine Ackerly; mar-
ried second, Mary Austin Yates, who died January
13, 1889. Children:
(a) Helen Mary Hooker Stuyvesant, married May
23, 1867, Robert Sanford.
(b) Catharine L. Stuyvesant, died May 24, 1S91 ;
married April 9, 1874, Francis R. Butler.
(c) John Reade Stuyvesant, Jr., bom March 10,
1850; died June 25, 1904; married Elizabeth
Ten Eyck Burr Kendall.
(d) Anna Elizabeth Stuyvesant.
D. Gerard Stuyvesant, fourth son of Nicholas W.
Stuyvesant, bom March 4, 1806; died January
18, 1859; married November 24, 1836, Susan
Rivington Van Home, daughter of Augustus Van
Home, and had children:
(a) Robert Reade Stuyvesant, bom 1838; died
in 1906; married Anna Schuchardt and had
(i) Gerard Stuyvesant, bom December 4, 1859,
married Mildred N. Ford,
(ii) Frederic S. Stuyvesant, bom January iS,
1 86 1, married Cornelia V. Bergen,
(iii) A. Van Home Stuyvesant, died young.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 13
(iv) Robert G. Stuyvesant, died young.
(b) Augustus Van Home Stu^'vesant, married
Harriet Le R. Steward and had children:
(i) Catharine E. S. Stuyvesant.
(ii) A. Van Home Stuyvesant.
(iiij x\nne W. Stuyvesant.
E. Robert Reade Stuyvesant, married Margaret
F. Joseph Reade Stuyvesant, married Jane A.
Browning and had a son, Nicholas Stuyvesant,
who died immarried.
G. Catharine Ann Stuyvesant, married June 8, 1826,
John M. Catlin, and had children:
(a) Lynde Catlin, married Susan Ross.
(b) Nicholas William Stuyvesant Catlin.
(c) Charles M. Catlin, married Kate Montague.
(d) Catharine L. Catlin.
(e) Cora Catlin.
H. Helen C. Stu}-vesant, married May 25, 1831,
Henry Dudley and had children:
(a) Nicholas W. S. Dudley.
(b) Henry Dudley.
I. Margaret Livingston Stuwesant, married on
February i, 1835, Robert Van Rensselaer, son
of Jeremias Van Rensselaer and Sybil Adeline
Kane his wife. They had no children.
(4) Margaret Stuyvesant, daughter of Petrus Stuy-
vesant, died in 1824. unmarried.
(5) Elizabeth Stuyvesant, married Colonel Nicholas
Fish and had a son:
Governor Hamilton Fish bom in New York
City in 1S08, died in 1S93. He was a distinguished
statesman, member of Congress, Governor of New
York, United States Senator, and Secretary
of State during the administration of President
Grant. He mamed December 15, 1836, Julia
Kean, daughter of Peter Kean, and had chil-
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(a) Sarah Morris Fish, bom Feb. 25, 1838, who
. married Sidney Webster.
(b) Elizabeth Stuyvesant Fish, bom March 11,
1839, married Frederick S. G. d'Hauteville.
(c) Julia Kean Fish, bom May 2, 1841, married
Colonel Samuel Nicoll Benjamin, U. S. A.
(i) William M. Benjamin.
(ii) Hamilton Fish Benjamin riiarried Emily
(iii) Capt. Julian A. Benjamin, U. S. A.
(d) Susan Leroy Fish, bom August 31, 1844, mar-
ried William E. Rogers of Philadelphia, Pa.
(e) Nicholas Fish , bom Febmary 19,1 846, married
Clemence S. Bryce and had children:
(i) EHzabeth Fish married R. B. Potter,
(ii) Hamilton Fish, Jr.
(f) Hon. Hamilton Fish, Jr., bom April 27, 1849,
married in 1880 Emily M. Mann.
(g) Stuyvesant Fish, bom June 24, 1851 ; married
in 1876 Marion Graves Anthon; children;
(i) Marion Fish, married Albert Z. Gray,
(ii) Stuyvesant Fish, Jr., married Mildred Dick.
(iii) Sidney Webster Fish,
(h) Edith Livingston Fish, bom April 30, 1856,
married June 6, 1883, Hon. Hugh Oliver North-
cote, who died March 30, 1900, fifth son of the
first Earl of Iddesleigh; children:
(i) Hugh Hamilton Northcote.
(ii) Cicely Monica Julia Northcote.
(6) Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, bom in 1778; died
August 16, 1847; had a large farm in the neighbor-
hood of the Bowery and Eighth Street and gave part
of it to New York City for Stuyvesant Park. He
married first Susan Barclay; second Helen Sarah
Rutherford. Not having any children he was de-
sirous that his large estates should be owned by
some one who might perpetuate the name of Stuy-
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 15
vesant, so he devised and bequeathed most of his
estate to Stuyvesant Rutherford, his great-grand-
nephew, on condition that he change his name to
Rutherford Stuyvesant, which he did with the sanc-
tion of an act of the Legislature of New York.
2. Joanna Livingston married General Pierre Van Cort-
landt. Their daughter, Katherine Van Cortlandt, mar-
ried, January 7, 1776, Abraham Van Wyck. Son:
Theodorus Van Wyck married, in 1800, JMary Howell
Stretch. Children: (i) Philip Renssalaer Van Wyck.
(2) Abraham Van Wyck, 1S01-1853 ; married, June 6,
1829, Elizabeth Searcy Cantrell. Children: (i) Sarah
Van Wyck, born 1831, married Dr. WilUam B. Ma-
gruder. Their daughter MilHcent married Frederick
Almy. They have children: Frederick, William, Eliza-
beth, and Millicent. (ii) Juliet W. Van Wyck, bom
1834, married Adna Anderson. Children: i. Sarah
married Admiral John C. Fremont, and have children:
Lieut. John C. Fremont, Jesse B. Fremont, and Juliet
W. Fremont. 2. Philip V. W. Anderson. 3. John C.
Anderson. 4. Elizabeth Anderson. 5. Mary Ander-
son, (iii) Philip V. R. Van Wyck, born 1836, married
Salvadora McLaughlin. Children: Philip V. R., T.
McLaughlin, PierreCWilliamP., Salvadora, and Mary,
(iv) Mary Van Wyck, born 1838, married Benjamin
S. Church. Daughter: Angelica Schuyler Church.
3. Ahda Livingston married. Captain Jacob Rutsen. on
November 24, 1735. Son: Colonel John Rutsen, 1743-
1773; married Phoebe Carmen, bom March 2, 1747,
died November 23, 1819; and had a daughter: Catharine
Rutsen, bom September 18, 1768; died November, 1825;
married George Suckley, bom December 5, 1765, died
Jime 6, 1846. Their son: Thomas H. Suckley, bom
November 22, 1810, died Febraary 9, 1888, married
Katherine Murray Bowne and had a son : Robert Bowne
Suckley, bom June 5, 1856, of Rhinebeck, N. Y., mar-
ried Elizabeth P. Montgomery.
4. Catharine Livingston, married Thomas Thorn.
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5. Henry Livingston, bom September 8, 17 14; married
Susan Concklin, daughter of John Concklin. He died
February 10, 1799. They had children:
(i) Catharine Livingston.
(2) Johanna Livingston, bom in 1753; married Paul
(3) Susan Livingston, bom in 1755; married Gerardus
Duyckinck, son of Gerardus Duyckinck and Ann
Rapalje, daughter of Joris Rapalje and Middag
Rapalje; Joris was the son of John Rapalje, the son
of Joris Janse de Rapalje.
(4) Alida Livingston, married Melancthon Lloyd
(5) Comelia Livingston, married Myndant Van Kleeck.
(6) Helen Livingston, married Judge Jonas Piatt, son of
Zephaniah Piatt of Plattsburgh, N. Y.
(7) Gilbert Livingston, married Catharine Crannel.
(8) Rev. John H. Livingston, D.D., bom May 30,
1746, married Sarah Livingston, daughter of Philip
Livingston, bom January 15, 1716, and Christiana
Ten Broeck, daughter of Richard Ten Broeck of
Albany. He graduated from Yale in 1762 and
then studied theology at the University of Utrecht,
Holland, and was ordained by the classis of Am-
sterdam, Holland. He became minister of the
Reformed Dutch Church in New York City and
President of Queen's College, afterwards called Rut-
gers College, at New Briuiswick, N. J., and was the
first President of the Theological Seminary of the
Reformed Dutch Church. They had one child, a
son. Col. Henry Alexander Livingston, bom August
26, 1776, who married Elizabeth Beekman, daughter
of James Beekman and Sarah Lefferts; son of John
Beekman and Elizabeth Ellsworth, daughter of
Theophilus Ellsworth; son of Jacobus Beekman and
Elizabeth de Peyster; son of Col. Gerardus Beekman.
They had children:
(a) Sarah Livingston, married Rev. Brogan Hoffe.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 17
(b) John A. Livingston, married Louisa Bradford.
(c) Abraham H. Livingston, marriedAnnaT. Greene.
(d) Louisa M. Livingston, married Edward K.
James, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
(e) Russell Livingston, married Louisa B. Finlay.
After the death of his first wife, Elizabeth Beekman,
Colonel Henry Alexander Livingston married Frederika
Charlotte Sayers, of Bath, England, bom December 14,
1797, died April 14. 1870. and had children:
(f) Frederika C. Livingston.
(g) Christiana T. B. Livingston.
(h) Cornelia B. Livingston.
(i) Jane Murray Livingston, married Robert Ral-
ston Crosby, bom December 3, 1S15, died June
25, 1S92, son of WiUiam Bedlow Crosby, bom
February 7, 1786, died March 18, 1865, and
Harriet Ash ton Clarkson ; son of Ebenezer Crosby
and Catharine Bedlow, his wife, who was the
daughter of William Bedlow and Catherine
Rutgers, his wife, the daughter of Hendrick
Rutgers, 17 12-1779, and Catherine de Peyster,
his wife, the daughter of Johannes de Peyster,
Robert Ralston Crosby and Jane Livingston
his wife had two sons:
Edward H. Crosby.
(j) Henrietta U. Livingston,
(k) Henry PhiHp Livingston.
(1) Augustus L. Livingston.
(9) Henry Livingston, son of Henry Livingston, mar-
ried, first, Sarah Wells, daughter of Rev. Benjamin
Wells, and had children:
(a) Henry W. Livingston, died unmarried.
(b) Catharine Livingston, married Arthur Breese.
(c) Cornelia Livingston, died unmarried.
Henry Livingston married, second, Jane Patterson
and had children:
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(d) Charles Livingston, married Catharine Brewer.
(e) Sidney Livingston, married Joannah Holthuysen.
(f) Edwin Livingston.
(g) Jane Livingston, married Rev. William Thomas.
(h) Eliza Livingston, married Judge Smith Thomp-
son, of the United States Supreme Court, after the
death of his first wife Sarah, daughter of Gilbert
Livingston, bom in 1742, and Catharine Crandell,
(i) Helen Livingston.
(j) Susan Livingston, died November 7, 1889; mar-
ried in January, 1846, Abram GifFord Gumey.
They had a daughter, Jennie Gumey, residing at
Summit, N. J.
(10) Robert H. Livingston, bom October 25, 1760;
married Catharine Tappan, daughter of Dr. Peter
Voss Crannel Tappan of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ;
(a) Ehza Livingston, married George Boyd.
(b) Susan Livingston, died unmarried.
(c) George H. Livingston.
(11) Beekman Livingston, married on December II,
1762, Catharine Marsh and had children:
(a) Susan Livingston, married Dr. Thomas Good-
sell of Utica, N. Y.
(b) Maria Livingston, married Hon. John Watts
(c) Cornelia Livingston, married, first Joseph P.
Rossiter, second Purdy.
(d) John Livingston.
(e) Robert Livingston.
(f) Henry Livingston, married Hannah Huett.
(g) William Livingston.
John Livingston, son of Guilbert R. Livingston; died
Philip Livingston, died unmarried.
William Livingston, died immarried.
Samuel Livingston, died unmarried.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 19
10. Cornelius Livingston, died unmarried.
11. Gilbert Livingston, died unmarried.
12. Lieut. Gilbert Livingston, married Joy Dorrell and
(1) Dorrell Livingston.
(2) Gilbert Livingston.
13. James Livingston, married Judith Newcomb.
14. Robert Livingston, married Catherine McPhaedus,
daughter of John McPhaedus (also spelled AlcPhaedres
and MacPheadris) and had children:
L Helen Livingston, married Samuel Hake, Commis-
sary-General of the British army in America and
claimant to the title of Lord Hake. They had a
daughter, Helen Hake, who married Frederick de
Peyster, the son of James Abraham de Peyster, bom
in New York City in 1758. They had children:
A. James Ferguson de Peyster, eldest son, bom in
New York City, Febmary, 1794; died June 13,
1874; married, first, Susan Maria Clarkson, daugh-
ter of Matthew Clarkson, and had one child, a
(i) Susan ]\Iaria de Peyster, married in 1856,
Robert Edward Livingston, of Clermont, son of
Edward P. Livingston, and had children:
a. Catharine Goodhue Livingston.
b. Robert R. Livingston.
c. Edward de Peyster Livingston.
d. Goodhue Livingston.
Captain James Ferguson de Peyster married
on February 4, 1838, after the death of his wife,
Susan, second, Frances Goodhue Ashton, daughter
of WilHam Ashton, and had children :
(2) General Frederick J. de Peyster, eldest son of
James Ferguson de Peyster. and his second wife,
Frances Goodhue Ashton, was bom Febmarv- 5,
1839, and died May 11,1905. He graduated from
the College of the City of New York in 1S60 and
from Columbia College Law School in 1S62 and
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
was admitted to the New York Bar. He was
deeply interested in historic and patriotic sub-
jects and was for many years President of the
Society of Colonial Wars. He married on
October lo, 1871, Augusta McE. Morris, daugh-
ter of William H. Morris and Ella Birkhead, his
wife. Children :
Helen Van Cortlandt de Peyster, bom Sep-
tember 12, 1872.
. Frederick Ashton de Peyster, bom October
iii. Frances Goodhue de Peyster, bom June 6,
Lv. Augusta Morris de Peyster, bom June 25,
V. Ella Morris de Peyster, bom July 7, 1881,
married December 14, 1905, William Brock
Shoemaker. He died June 21, 1906.
(3) J. Ashton de Peyster, bom August 9, 1840;
died May 26, 1878.
(4) Francis Goodhue de Peyster, bom April 27,
1842; died 1864.
(5) Walton de Peyster, bom 1846; died young.
(6) Helen Hake de Peyster, died young.
B. Robert G. L. de Peyster, bom in 1795; died with-
C. Frederick de Peyster, third son of Frederick de
Peyster and Helen Hake his wife, bom November
II, 1796. Graduated from Colimabia College in
18 16, was admitted to the Bar and was appointed
a Master in Chancery. He was the author of
many works on historical subjects. He married
in New York City on May 15, 1820, first, Mary
Justina Watts, youngest child of Hon. John Watts,
Jr., and Jane de Lancey, his wife, who was the
daughter of Peter de Lancey, 1 705-1770,— second
son of Stephen de Lancey and Ann Van Cortlandt,
who had a large estate at West Farms on the Bron.K
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 21
River, N. Y., — and Elizabeth Colden, his wife,
daughter of Governor Cadwallader Colden. After
her death on June 28, 1821, he married, on Novem-
ber 14, 1839, second, Mrs. Maria Antoinette (Kane)
Hone, daughter of John Kane of New York City.
Frederick de Peyster and Mary J. Watts his
wife had one child:
General John Watts de Peyster, bom March 9,
1 82 1, at the Watts Mansion on Bowling Green,
New York City. On January i, 1855, he was
appointed General of the New York Militia and
became a writer on military subjects. He died
March 4, 1907. He married Estelle Living-
ston, daughter of John S. Livingston and Maria
Thompson his wife; children:
(a) John Watts de Peyster, Jr., bom December
2, 1841. Lieut. Colonel in the Civil War, died
(b) Col. Frederick de Peyster, died unthout
(c) Col. Johnston L. de Peyster, married Annie
(d) Estelle EHzabeth de Peyster.
(e) Maria de Peyster, died young.
D. Abraham de Peyster, fourth son of Frederick
de Peyster and Helen Hake his wife, bom in 179S:
E. Samuel Hake de Peyster, died young.
Frederick de Peyster, after the death of his wife, Helen
Hake, married Ann Beekman, daughter of Gerard G. Beek-
man and Cornelia Van Cortlandt, his wife, daughter
of Lieut. Govemor Pierre Van Cortlandt, and had chil-
F. Joanna Comelia de Peyster, bom March 7, 1804,
died in 1867, married Richard Whitemarsh of
Rhode Island and had children :
(i) Man.- de Peyster Whitemarsh, married
Thomas Streatfield Clarkson.
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(2) William Richmond Whitemarsh, married
Minnie H. Wallace and had a son:
Wallace Richmond 'WTiitemarsh.
G. Ann Frederica de Peyster, bom June 7, 1805,
H. Margaret de Peyster, born July 9, 1806, died
I. Mary EHzabeth de Peyster, bom April 14, 1809,
J. Pierre Van Cortlandt de Peyster, bom July 11,
18 14, died April i, 1854, unmarried.
K. Catharine Van Cortlandt de Peyster, born
October 20, 1818, married in New York on June
19, 1838, Benjamin Hazard Field, son of Hazard
Field of Yorktown, Westchester County, New York,
a descendant of Robert Field of Flushing, Long
Island, bom in 1764, died in 1845, and a descend-
ant from Hubertus de la Field who came to England
with WiUiam the Conqueror. Their descendants
are stated later.
II. Catharine Livingston, married John Reade.
III. Robert Gilbert Livingston, married Margaret
Hude, daughter of Hon. James Hude, and had chil-
(a) Catharine Livingston, married, first, M. Bris-
sac; second, Claudius G. Massonneau.
(b) Helen Livingston, married Jeremiah Tronson.
(c) Comeha Livingston, married John Crooke.
(d) Margaret Livingston, married Augustus C. Van
(e) Robert Gilbert Livingston, married Martha de
(f) Henry G. Livingston, married Catharine Cooper-
IV. Captain Gilbert Robert Livingston, grandson of
Comeha Beekman, married on September 30, 1779,
Martha Kane, bom March 21, 1758. died April 17,
1843, daughter of John Kane or O'Kane, bom in
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 23
County Antrim, Ireland. He was next heir but one
to Shane's Castle, estate of Lord O'Neil. The Kane
family was known in Ireland as O'Cahane or O'Cahan.
Dr. Petrie says it was a princely family, second only
to the house of O'Neil. The American family is
descended from Sir Donal O'Kane, who married
Lady Una O'Neil, the second daughter of the famous
General Hugh O'Neil, Earl of Tyrone, and Judith
O'Donnell his wife, daughter of Manus O'Donnell,
Lord of Tyrconnell. General O'Neil after the siege
of Kinsale in 1603 was defeated and escaped to Rome.
In a later chapter is an account of the services of Sir
Charles Coote, ancestor of the Coote family of
America, who was honored by the King for his
services in wars against the O'Neils of Tyrone. John
Kane, bom December 12, 1734, was the son of
Bernard O'Kane and grandson of Evanue O'Kane.
He came to America in 1752. He was a member of
the New York, Provincial Congress in 1775 and 1776.
He died at the residence of his son-in-law Gilbert R.
Livingston at Red Hook, N. Y., March 15, 1808.
He married in 1756 Sybil Kent, daughter of Rev.
EHsha Kent, the Pastor of "Kent's Parish" in Dutchess
and Putnam Counties, and Abigail Moss, his wife,
and a descendant of Thomas Kent, a settler of
Gloucester, Mass., in 1644. She was a sister of
Mar>' Kent, who married Malcolm Morrison, and
of Sarah Kent who married Major Alexander Grant
of the British army, and sister of Moss Kent, the
father of Hon. James Kent, the Chancellor and author
of Ke?tt's Commentaries.
Captain Gilbert R. Livingston was Captain in
the British army in the Revolutionary' War in
Arnold's American Legion. Children:
1. Robert Livingston, who died young.
2. John McP. Kane Livingston, died young.
3. James Kane Livingston of Rochester, N. Y.,
married Charlotte Landon and had children:
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(a) Charlotte Livingston, married John Ruther-
- ford, eldest son of Robert Walter Rutherford
and Sabina Morris, his wife, bom July 21, 1810,
and had children:
(i) John Rutherford, died young,
(ii) Helen Rutherford,
(iii) Livingston Rutherford, bom August 24,
1 861, graduated from Princeton in 1882.
(iv) Arthur Elhot Rutherford,
(v) Morris Rutherford, married January 15,
1 89 1, Sara Christie and had children:
1. Morris Rutherford, bom April 18, 1894.
2. John Rutherford, bom June 29, 1895.
Rev. Robert Gilbert Livingston, married Eliza-
beth T. Burrell, daughter of Ebenezer Burrell of
Hartford, Conn. Children:
(i) Catharine Livingston, married Sidney E.
Morse, brother of Professor Samuel F. B. Morse
and son of Rev. Jedediah Morse, the geographer,
and Ehzabeth Ann Breese, his u-ife, a descendant
of Anthony Morse, bom May 9, 1606, at Marl-
boro, Wiltshire, England, who came to America
in 1635. He was the brother of Robert Morse of
Elizabethtown, N. J., who was the ancestor of
the Morss branch of the Brevoort family,
(ii) Robert D. Livingston, married Mary D.
Armour. Their daughter:
Katharine Beekman Livingston married on Sep-
tember 16, 1876, Montgomery Schuyler, Sr.,
of New York, son of Rev. Anthony Schuyler,
D.D., and Eleanor Johnson, his wife. Children :
(a) Montgomery Schuyler, Jr., bom Septem-
ber 2, 1877, Secretary to the American Em-
bassy at St. Petersburg and Consul General
to Siam and to Japan. He married August
22, 1906, Edith Lawyer, daughter of Dr.
W. P. Lawyer.
(b) Robert Livingston Schuyler.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 25
(c) Isabella Livingston Schuyler, married
- Rev. Joseph Alden and had a son, William
Alden, the joumaHst.
(iii) Rev. Gilbert R. Livingston, married Juha
Raymond and had children:
1. Julia R. Livingston.
2. Gilbert R. Livingston, married November 2,
1898, Annie Lorraine Wheeler, daughter of
Hon. Everett P. Wheeler.
. Martha Livingston, married David Codwise, a
Master in Chancery in the city of New York, who
died in 1864 at the age of eighty -four years. She
and her sisters Mrs. William Mather Smith and
Mrs. Henry Beekman were said to be "beauties"
and were called the "Three Graces."
. Susan Montgomery Livingston, married John
Constable and had children:
(i) David C. Constable, who married and had
1. Augustus Constable.
2. John V. R. Constable,
(ii) John Constable.
(iii) Gilbert Constable.
(iv) William B. Constable, married Susan M.
Arnold and had a daughter,
(a) Anna Constable, married Dr. James Augus-
. Catharine Livingston, married Henry Beeckman
a descendant of Martin Beeckman, the son of Hen-
drick Beeckman who came from Hamelward in the
Duchy of Bremen, and was not related, as far as
is known, to the family of Wilhelmus Beekman.
The children of this union are descendants of two
distinct Beekman famiHes of America. Children:
(i) Gilbert Livingston Beeckman, married Mar-
garet Foster. Their daughter:
Catharine Beeckman, married Louis Lorrilard.
(2) Helen Beeckman, married William P. Lyman.
26 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(3) Margaret Beeckman, married Campbell Stew-
(4) Martha Beeckman.
(5) R. Livingston Beeckman, married Eleanor
N. Thomas, daughter of General Samuel Thomas.
(6) John Beeckman.
(7) Henry Beeckman, married Madeline Town-
send. Child: Henry Beeckman.
(8) Helen Beeckman, married John Graham.
a. Helen Graham, married N. K. Fairbanks.
b. Beeckman Graham.
c. Wallace Graham.
8. Helen Livingston, daughter of Gilbert R. Living-
ston and Martha Kane, his wife, bom in 1786;
died in 1S68; married William Mather Smith, born
in 1786, died in 1864, the only child of Hon. John
Cotton Smith, Governor of Connecticut, bom in
1764, died in 1845, and Margaret Evertson his
wife, daughter of Jacob Evertson, 1 734-1 S07, who
was a member of the New York Provincial Con-
gress in 1775 and 1776; and grandson of Rev.
Cotton Mather Smith.
The Rev. Cotton Mather Smith of Sharon, Connecticut,
born October 25, 1730, died November 27, 1806, was or-
dained pastor of the church there on August 23, 1755. He
graduated from Yale College in 175 1. He married Temper-
ance Worthington, the daughter of the Rev. William Worth-
ington, pastor of the church at Saybrook, Connecticut, bora
April 8, 1732, died June 26, 1800, at Albany, N. Y., at the
house of her son-in-law Hon. Jacob Radcliffe, one of the
justices of the Supreme Court, on her return from a visit
at Saratoga Springs.
The Rev. Cotton Mather Smith was the son of Samuel
Smith and Jemsha Mather his wife, daughter of Atherton
Mather, 1 663-1 704, the cousin of Cotton Mather, and
Rebecca Stroughton his wife; grandson of Timothy Mather,
the brother of Increase Mather, and Catharine Atherton,
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 27
his wife; grandson of Icabod Smith (i 670-1 692) and Mary
Huxley, his wife-; great-grandson of Samuel Smith of Hadley,
Mass., Mary Ensign, his wife, daughter of James Ensign of
Hartford, Conn.; and great-great-grandson of the Rev.
Henry Smith, who came to America in 1637 and settled in
Wethersfield in 1639 and died in 1648. The Rev. Cotton
Mather Smith was pastor of the church at Sharon, Conn.,
for over fifty years. Children :
I. Thomas Smith, bom July 2, 1763; died at the age of
n. Elizabeth Smith, bom June 29, 1759, married Dr.
Lemuel Wheeler of Red Hook, N. Y., who was a surgeon
on the staff of General George Washington in the Revo-
lutionary War. They had a daughter who married
John Davenport, son of Hon. John Davenport and
grandson of Hon. Abraham Davenport, of Stamford,
Conn., one of the Councillors of the Colony and after-
wards of the State of Connecticut and Chief Justice.
He was familiarly knowm as "Dark Day Davenport"
because of May 19, 1780, which was long remembered
as a remarkably dark day and it was thought that the
Judgment Day had come. The House of Representa-
tives adjourned. When Colonel Davenport was asked
to adjourn the Council, he said, "The Day of Judg-
ment is either approaching or it is not. If it is, I
choose to be found doing my duty. I wish, therefore,
that candles may be brought."
in. Mary Smith, bom February 16, 1769, married on
July 3. 1793, Rev. Daniel Smith of Stamford, Conn.,
also a descendant of the Rev. Henry Smith who came
to America in 1637. He graduated from Yale College
in 1 79 1 and was ordained pastor of the church at Stam-
ford, Conn., in 1793. He died in 1S46. They had
(i) Rev. Thomas Mather Smith, D.D., President of the
Theological Seminary at Gambler, Ohio. He m,arried
Mary Greenleaf Woods, daughter of Dr. Leonard
Woods of Andover, Mass., and had children:
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1. Mary Smith, married Putnam Richardson.
(a) Leonard Wood Richardson.
(b) Anne Richardson, married Arthur Bennett.
(c) Perry Richardson.
2. Sarah Smith, married Rt. Rev. William Stevens
Perry, Bishop of Iowa.
3. Rev. John Cotton Smith, D.D., bom in 1826,
who was until his death in 1882 Rector of the
Church of the Ascension in New York City. He
married Harriette Appleton, of Ipswich, Mass.
(a) Rev. Roland Cotton Smith, D.D., married
Margaret Otis of Boston, Mass. Children:
(i) John Cotton Smith.
(ii) Margaret Sigoumey Smith.
(b) Mary Greenleaf Smith, died aged twelve years.
(c) EHen Appleton Smith, married Chalmers Wood,
a distinguished lawyer of New York City. Their
children are stated later.
(d) Harriette Appleton Smith, married Joseph F.
(e) Annie Osgood Sn:iith, married Bayard Tucker-
man, the editor of The Diary of Philip Hone
and author of other historical works. Children :
(i) Elizabeth Wolcott Tuckerman, married
William M. Elkins. Children:
a. William Elkins.
b. Elizabeth Wolcott Elkins.
c. George W. Elkins, 3rd.
(ii) May Appleton Tuckerman, married G.
Hermann Kinnicutt. Children:
a. Francis P. Kinnicutt, 3rd.
b. Dorothy May Kinnicutt.
(iii) Bayard Tuckerman, Jr.
(iv) Joan Cotton Tuckerman, married Evans
Rogers Dick, Jr.
(f) Fuller Appleton Smith.
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(g) Julia Smith, married George B. Post, Jr., of
(2) Julia Smith, a daughter, married Dr. Milo L.
North of Hartford, Conn. Children:
(a) Thomas M. North, married Mary Wayland.
(b) Edward P. North, married Kate L. Wescott.
IV. Juliana Smith, bom February 12, 1761, died June
25, 1S23, married Hon. Jacob Radcliffe. Their descend-
ants are stated later.
V. Lucretia Smith, bom January 20, 1767, died in 1773.
VI. Governor John Cotton Smith, bom February 12,
1765, married in 1786, Margaret Evertson of Amenia,
N. Y., daughter of Hon. Jacob Everston, a member of
the New York Provincial Congress in 1776, w-ho was
a descendant of Captain Evertson, grandson of Lieuten-
ant Admiral Jan Evertson of Holland. They had one
William Mather Smith, bom in 1787, died in 1864,
married Helen Livingston, bom in 17S6, died in
1 868, daughter of Gilbert Robert Livingston and
Martha Kane his wife, and granddaughter of Cornelia
Beekman, who was the granddaughter of Wilhelmus
Beekman the Founder. They had children:
(a) John Cotton Smith.
(b) Rev. Gilbert Li\'ingston Smith.
(c) Robert Worthington Smith, who married
Gertrude L' Estrange B olden, granddaughter of
Lieut. Daniel L'Estrange, of Orleans, France, and
Charlotte Le Mestre his wife, who escaped from
France at the time of the Huguenot persecution,
and settled at New Rochelle, N. Y. They had
(i) Gilbert Livingston Smith of Sharon, Conn.
(ii) Helen Evertson Smith.
(iii) William Mather Smith.
(iv) Gertrude Bolden Smith, married Robert
Chnton Geer of New York City.
The descendants of Robert Worthington Smith own the
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handsome colonial mansion at Sharon, Conn., which was
made famous in the Revolutionary War by the patriotism
of their gieat-great-grandfather the Rev. Cot':on Mather
Smith, Chaplain of the Fourth Connecticut Continental
Regiment, who was bom in Saffield in 1730 and died in
Sharon, Conn., in 1S06, and who married in 1757 Temperance
Worthington, daughter of the Rev. WilHam Worthington
(1695-1756) of Saybrook, Conn., and Temperance Gallup
or Gallop, his wife, bom May 25, 1701, of Stonington,
Conn., and granddaughter of Sir Wilham Worthington,
first of Colchester, Conn., and then of Hartford, and great-
granddaughter of Sir Nicholas Worthington, who was
wounded in the Cromwellian war, lost his estate by confisca-
tion, and came to America.
For the particulars of the Sharon branch of the family the
author is indebted to his dear cousin through ComeHa Beek-
man, Helen Evertson Smith of the Smith homestead at
Sharon, Conn., the author of Colonial Days and Ways, Led
by a Vision, For her Kin(^'s Sake, and other interesting
stories telling in a most dehghtful way of the lives of her
distinguished ancestors. They are described on page 36 in
the ancestry of Maria Spencer Coote.
IV. JuHana Smith, daughter of the Rev. Cotton Mather
Smith and Temperance Worthington, his wife, and
sister of Governor John Cotton Smith, married Hon.
Jacob Radclifie, Justice of the Supreme Court of the
State of New York and Mayor of New York City, 1810-
181 1 and 1815-1818. They had a summer home on the
Hudson near Poughkeepsie, N. Y., called "Chestnut
Hill." The RadcHffe family had some very distin-
guished sons. General William RadcUfie, a brother of
Justice Jacob RadcHffe, was an officer in the Revolu-
tionary army, another brother was Judge Peter W.
RadcHffe of the Kings County Court., and his sister
Clara RadcHffe married Colonel John Van Heusen
Huyck whose daughter JuHa Clarissa Huyck married
Austin Baldwin. Their son. RadcHffe Baldwin, mar-
ried Anna Von Kienbusch, daughter of Otto von
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Kienbusch; son of Herman; son of the distinguished
Baron Frederick Kretzmar Von Kienbusch.
The Radcliffe family is descended from Richard de Rad-
clyffe of Radclyffe Tower, and from the Radclyffes of Fox-
denton Hall, Lancashire, England. According to Burke
the family of Radcliffe took the name from the v-illage of
Radcliffe near Bur\-, Lancashire, named from a cliff of red
rock on the east side of the Irwell. A branch of the family
were Earls of Derwentwater.
Burke states that at the time King Richard I. gave a
charter to the Priory of Burscough the name Henry de
Radcliffe appears among the witnesses. The family is
entitled to arms: "arg. two bends engr. sa. a label of three
points gu. " Crest: "a bull's head erased sable ducally
gorged and chained az. "
Hon. Jacob Radcliffe and Juliana Smith his wife
had children :
I. Maria Radcliffe, married Lewis Tracy Tillman of
Troy, N. Y. They had children:
(i) Walter P. Tillman, married, first, Mary Church;
second, Ellen A. Freeman. No children,
(ii) Lewis Tillman, died young,
(iii) Maria Davis Tillman, married Richard P. Hart
of Troy, N. Y., and had children:
(a) Amelia Howard Hart, died unmarried.
(b) Richard P. Hart, married Ella V. Kirk-
(c) Walter Tillman Hart, married Rebecca Motte
Mitchell, daughter of the famous author Donald
G. Mitchell, known as " Ik Marvel." They reside
at "Edgewood," New Haven, Conn. Children:
1. Richard Philip Hart, 2nd.
2. Rebecca Motte Hart.
3. Maria Tillman Hart.
4. Walter T. Hart, Jr.
5. Donald Grant Mitchell Hart.
(d) George Duncan Carter Hart.
(e) William Howard Hart.
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(f) Julia Radcliffe Hart, married Henry Burden
- 2nd. They reside at Cazenovia, N. Y.
2. Julia Radcliffe, married Captain John S. Spencer of
the British army, who retired and resided in Eliza-
beth, New Jersey. Children:
(i) John Cotton Smith Spencer, who married Mary
Hutchings and had children:
(a) John Hutchings Spencer.
(b) Radcliffe Spencer.
(c) Minnie Knox Spencer.
(d) Mary Apthorp Spencer.
(e) Roberta Spencer.
(ii) Maria Spencer, married Captain Charles William
Maxwell Coote of the British army.
Captain Charles WiUiam Maxwell Coote, who married
Maria Spencer, was bom February 29, 1844, and died Sep-
tember 24, 1910. He was the son of Major Thomas Coote,
J. P. and D. L., an officer of the British army and High Sheriff
in 1838. His residences were Brandrum House and Raccon-
nel House. Major Thomas Coote married Rebecca Horatia
Adams, daughter of Captain Charles James Adams, Royal
Navy, and Anne Jane Foster, his wife, daughter of William
Foster. Captain Charles WilHam Maxwell Coote was an
officer in the famous Twenty-fifth Regiment, "The King's
Own Borderers." He was stationed at Sterhng Castle,
Aldershot, and Quebec, and commanded a force in defence
of Canada against the Fenian invasion in 1868. It was
while he was stationed at the Citadel, Quebec, that he met
the charming Maria Spencer whom he married. He retired
from the army soon after his marriage and lived on the
Spencer place, "Edgemoor," EHzabeth, N. J., which was the
estate of his wife's father. Captain John Smythe Spencer,
who also was an officer in the British army. Captain Coote
was the descendant of very distinguished ancestors. His
ancestry is described by Frederic de Peyster in The Life of
Richard, Earl of Bellomont, published by the New York
Historical Society, who says: "According to the records of
the British Peerage, the family of Coote is of very ancient
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date, being able to trace its lineage back to Sir John Coote,
a native and knight of France, who flourished, it is supposed,
sometime in the eleventh century. This Sir John married
the daughter and heiress of the Lord of Boys in the same
kingdom, and had issue a son, likewise Sir John, who came
over to England, and settled in Devonshire, where he married
the daughter of Sir John Fortescue of that country. The
descendants of this union contracted alliances with other
families of wealth and position in England; and from this
source are sprung the several distinguished families of later
times bearing the name of Coote. "
"In the reign of Queen Elizabeth the immediate ancestor
of Lord Bellomont was Francis Coote, Esq., who was in the
service of the Queen. His son. Sir Nicholas Coote, was
living in the year 1636. Sir Nicholas had issue: the eldest
son, Charles, his heir, the grandfather of the Earl of Bello-
mont, who entered the service of his country- as a soldier
and, as Captain of ' one hundred foot, ' served in Ireland
in the wars against O'Neil, Earl of Tyrone. He subsequently
became Provost Marshal of Connaught, and, later, Vice-
President of the same province ; and in 1 62 1 , having recently
been sworn of the Priyy- Council, he was created a baronet
of Ireland, by letters patent dated April 2d, in the same
year. Some years pre\'ious to receiving this last honor. Sir
Charles married "Dorothea, the younger daughter and co-
heir of Hugh Cuife, Esq., of Cuffe's Woods, County Cork,
Ireland, and had issue three sons, Charles, Chidley, and
Richard" (Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerages of
Great Britain and Irehuid). "One of his most notable
military successes was the surprising passage of Montrath
Woods. " "About a year later he lost his hfe in a saUy from
the town of Trim. At his death his eldest son Charles
succeeded to the title of Baronet. . . . After the Res-
toration the King, who, whatever were his faults, was not
unfaithful to his friends, confirmed Sir Charles in his post
of Lord President of Connaught, appointed him keeper of the
Castle of Athlone, granted him various important immuni-
ties, and raised him to the peerage of Ireland, under the
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title of the Earl of Montrath, by letters patent dated the 6th
of September, 1660; this title being chosen in commeraoration
of the famous exploit of his father previously referred to."
His brother Richard Coote was made Baron Coote of
Colooney. He married Mary St. George and had four
children, Charles, Richard, Chidley, and Thomas. The first
son, Charles, died young and Richard on the death of his
father inherited the title and became Baron Coote. He was
afterwards by King William created Earl of Bellomont by
royal letters issued on the 2d of November, 1689. In
O'Hart's Irish Landed Gentry we find the statement that a
grant of land by order of Parliament, December 5, 1650, was
made to Sir Charles Coote — the estate of Nicholas, Lord
Gormanstown, declared a rebel ; and again under date August
II, 1654, ^^ ^""^ t^^ entry of grants "to the children of Sir
Charles, deceased, viz., C. Coote, Bart., Colonel Chidley
Coote, Colonel Richard Coote, and Colonel Thomas Coote. "
Captain Charles W. Maxwell Coote was a grand-nephew of
Sir Eyre Coote, son of the Rev. Chidley Coote, D.D., of
Ash Hill, who died in 1730, and Jane Evans, his wife, son of
Col. Chidley Coote of Kilmallock and Catherine Sandys,
his wife. Sir Eyre Coote was born in 1 726 and died without
issue in 1783; in 1769 he made a glorious record as Comman-
der in Chief of the British army in India and is buried in the
Poets' Comer of Westminster Abbey. Captain Coote was
also collaterally related to Richard Coote, Earl of Bello-
mont, who was Colonial Governor of the Province of New
York from 1698 until his death in 1701. The arms of the
Coote family are: "Argent a chevron sable between three
coots proper." Crest: "a coot close proper." Mottoes,
" Coute que coute" and "Vincit Veritas."
In the collection of state papers compiled by John Watts
de Peyster he states that his ancestor Colonel Abraham
de Peyster was advanced to high position in the government
by the favor of Bellomont, and that he was called "the
highest bom and best and wisest of all the Royal Gover-
nors." He quotes the following biography found in the
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" Richard, Earl of Bellomont, Governor of New York,
Massachusetts, -and New Hampshire, was appointed to
these offices early in May, 1695, but did not arrive at New
York until May, 169S. He had to struggle with many
difSculties, for the people were divided, the treasury was
unsupplied, and the fortifications were out of repair. Not-
withstanding the care of the government, the pirates, who
in time of peace made great depredations upon Spanish
ships and settlements in America, were frequently in the
Sound, and were supplied with provisions by the inhabitants
of Long Island. The belief that large quantities of money
were hid by these pirates along the coast led to many a fruit-
less search ; and thus the natural credulity of the human mind,
and the desire of sudden wealth were suitably punished."
"The Earl of Bellomont remained in the Province of
New York about a year. He arrived at Boston, May 26,
1699, and in Massachusetts he was received with the greatest
respect as it was a new thing to see a nobleman at the head
of the governmient." jLILSSOoC)
Twenty companies of soldiers and a vast concoTarse of
people met "his lordship and countess on his arrival."
"There were all manner of expressions of joy, and to end
all, fireworks and good drink at night." He in return took
every method to ingratiate himself with the people. He was
condescending, affable, and courteous upon all occasions.
Though a churchman, he attended the Weekly Lecture in
Boston with the General Court, which always adjourned for
the purpose. For the preachers he professed the greatest
regard. By his wise conduct he obtained a larger s,mn as a
salary and as a gratuity than any of his predecessors or
successors. Though he remained but fourteen months, the
grants made to him were £1875. His time was much taken
up in securing the pirates and their effects, to accomplish
which was the principal reason of his appointment. During
his administration Captain Kidd was seized and sent to
England for trial. Soon after the session of the General
Court in May, 1700, he returned to New York, where he
died March 5, 1701. He made himself very popular in his
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governments. He was a nobleman of polite manners, a
friend to the Revolution, which excited so much joy in New
England, and a favorite of King William."
Maria Spencer Coote, the wife of Captain Charles W. M.
Coote, is the daughter of Captain John Smythe Spencer and
Julia Radcliffe his wife, and granddaughter of Jacob Radcliffe
and Juliana Smith his wife, and great-granddaughter
of the Rev. Cotton Mather Smith, of Sharon, Conn., and Tem-
perance Worthington his wife, and in tracing out her dis-
tinguished ancestry we find that she is seventh in descent
from the Rev. Henry Smith who came to America in 1637, and
settled in Wethersfield in 1639 and died in 1648; and whose
son, Samuel Smith, bom in Hadley, Mass., January 27, 1639,
and died September 10, 1703, married Mary Ensign, daughter
of James Ensign, emigrant in 1639 and a settler of Hartford in
1662. She is also seventh in descent from the Rev. Richard
Mather of Dorchester, Mass., who became minister of the
church there in 1 636. He was an English non-conformist and
an authoritv on church discipline in New England. He was
bom in Lowton, Lancashire, England, in 1596, and was the
son of Thomas Mather and the grandson of John Mather
of England. She is also seventh in descent from Thomas
Spencer, sergeant of militia in the Pequot War, who settled
in Hartford, Conn., in 1636; died in 1685 at Hartford; who
married September ir, 1645, Sarah Bearding, daughter of
Nathaniel Bearding, who settled in Hartford, Conn., in 1636,
and whose daughter Sarah Spencer, who died in 17 12,
married Sergeant Thomas Huxley of Sufifield, Conn., who
died July 21, 1721; and had a daughter Mary who married
in 1692, Icabod Smith, bom January 24, 1670, whose son
Samuel Smith was the father of the Rev. Cotton Mather
Smith, the patriotic Chaplain of the Fourth Connecticut
Continental regiment in the Revolutionary^ War.
It is interesting to note that Maria Spencer Coote is
seventh in descent from Major General Humphrey Atherton
of Dorchester, Mass., bom in 1610, who came from Eng-
land in 1636, and was Deputy of the Provincial Assembly
for manv years after 1638 and its Speaker in 1653. He
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became the Governor's assistant from 1654 to 1661, the year
of his death. His military career was even more glorious
than his political. He rose to the position of Captain from
1 650 to 1 658 of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
of Boston and commanded the expedition against the Nar-
ragansetts in 1656 and in 1661 he became Major-GeneraJ of
the military forces of Massachusetts. His daughter Catha-
rine Atherton married in 1650 Timothy Mather, bom in
1628, died January 14, 1684, the son of Rev. Richard Mather
of Dorchester, before mentioned, and Catherine Hoult or
Holt his wife. The name Mather was also spelt "Madour"
"Mader" and "Mathar. " The Mather arms are:
Ermine on a fesse wavy, azure three Hons rampant. Crest :
a Hon sedant or on a trunk of a tree vert. Motto: " Virtus
vera nobilitas est." See Mather Genealogy by Horace E.
Taking up another line of descent we find that she is
seventh in descent from Lieutenant Thomas Stoughton who
came from Surrey, England, to Dorchester, Mass., in 1630.
His family in Surrey was one of remote antiquity. Its
arms are: Field azure a cross engrailed ermine; crest: a
robin red-breast proper, and are pictured in Drake's
History of Boston, Mass. He was a first settler of Wind.sor,
Conn., in 1637, Lieutenant in 1640, and Representative
from 1640 to 1648. His son Captain Thomas Stoughton,
also an original settler of Windsor, married on November
30, 1655, Mary, daughter of Hon. William Wadsworth,
who came from England in 1632 and was a first settler of
Hartford, Conn., and Deputy from there from 1656 to 1675;
and had a daughter Rebecca Stoughton, bom June 19, 1673,
died in 1704, who married Atherton Mather, son of
Timothy Mather, and Catharine Atherton, before
mentioned. Timothy Mather was the brother of the
Rev. Dr. Increase Mather, 1639-1723, who was President
of Harvard College in 1684 and represented the colony in
England, where he obtained it a charter and had great
influence in appointing officers of the colony under it. The
daughter of Atherton Mather, Jemsha. bora in 1700, in
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Suffield, married Samuel Smith of Suffield on November 8,
1725. He died on August 25, 1767. She died on November
5, 1789, at the house of her son Rev. Cotton Mather Smith,
at Sharon, Conn. Airs. Coote is eighth in descent from
Captain Thomas Bull, 1 606-1 684, who came to America in
the Hopewell in 1635 and was in the Pequot War and in
1675 was in command of a Hartford company at Saybrook
and defeated Andrus. His son Captain Bull had a daughter
who married Thomas Bunce, and their daughter Sarah
Bunce married Nicholas Worthington of Hartford, Conn.
Maria Spencer Coote is seventh in descent from Thomas
Graves, who when advanced in years came from England
and settled in Hartford, and whose son Isaac Graves married
Mary Church, daughter of Richard Church, a first settler
of Hartford, and their daughter, Mahitable Graves, who
died in 1742, married William Worthington of Hartford,
bom in 1670, son of Nicholas Worthington, above mentioned.
She is seventh in descent from the famous Captain John
Gallop, who came to America in 1623, and Caistobel his
wife; grandson of Thomas Gallop, owner of the manors of
North Bowood and Strode in Dorchester, England, and his
wife, who was the daughter of Thomas Crabb, of Nosteme.
The name was spelled Gallup, Galop, Galup, and GaUop.
The connection of the American Gallops with the Gallops
of Strode is shown in documents in the possession of the
Massachusetts Historical Society. The family are entitled
to arms, as shown in Burke's Landed Gentry: Gules on a
bend or a lion passant guardant sable. Crest : a lion bendy
or and sable holding in his dexter paw a broken arrow
gules. Motto: "Be Bolde, Be Wyse." Captain John Gal-
lop was in a fight with the Pequot Indians off Block Island
in 1636 called the first naval engagement in New England
waters. His son Captain John GaUop, 161 6-1 675, of the
first company of Connecticut forces under Major Robertson,
married, in 1643, Hannah Lake, daughter of John Lake,
a descendant of the Lakes of Normantown, Yorkshire,
England, Earls of Arundel and Counts of Louraine, and
resided on the Mystic River, Connecticut. He was killed
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in the Great Swamp Fight in 1675, against the Narragansetts
led by the Indian chief King Philip. Maria Spencer Coote
is sixth in descent from Captain Gallop last mentioned and
seventh in descent from William Chesboro, 1 594-1 667,
afterward spelled Chesborough, who came from Boston,
Lincolnshire, in the fleet with Winthrop, and from his wife
Ann Stevenson. He was Deputy from Boston, Massachu-
setts Bay Colony, in 1640, and Deputy to the General
Assembly of Connecticut in 1653, and his son Samuel
Chesborough and Abagail his wife had a daughter Sarah,
who in 1687 married William Gallop of Stonington, Conn.,
son of Captain Gallop who died in the Great Swamp Fight;
and their daughter Temperance Gallop, bom May 25, 1701,
at Stonington, married the Rev. William Worthington, bom
in 1695 at Saybrook, who died in 1756, and was the son of
William Worthington of Hartford, bom in 1670, and grand-
son of Nicholas Worthington of Hartford.
Captain Charles WiUiam Maxwell Coote and Maria
Spencer his wife had children :
I. Spencer Eyre Coote, who married in 1910 Grace
Middlebrook Thompson, daughter of Edwin Schuyler
Thompson and Sarah T. Duff his wife.
n. John Maxwell Coote, married in 191 1, Emma Pur-
HI. Nora Hamilton Coote, married on February 4,
1903, William B. Aitken of New York City, son of Hon.
William B. Aitken and Catharine Beekman his wife,
who was the daughter of Abraham C. Beekman, the
son of Christopher Beekman, the son of Gerardus
Christopher Beekman, and a descendant of Wilhelmus
Beekman, 1 623-1 707, and of Jan Thomasse Van Dyke,
who came to America in 1652. Their descendants are
IV. Victoria Rebecca Coote.
V. Mary Spencer Coote, married April 14, 1910, George
Grundy HolHns of New York and has a son:
George Gnmdy Hollins, Jr., bom August 15, 191 1.
VI. Julia Radcliffe Coote.
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VII. Radcliffe Coote, died in infancy.
VIII. Albert Eyre Coote.
lid. Colonel Henry Beekman, son of Henry Beek-
man, and grandson of Wilhelmus Beekman, bom
in 1688, married, first Janet Livingston, bom in
1703, daughter of Robert Livingston. He married
second, Gertrude Van Cortlandt. In the Historical
Documents of the State of New York, we find the
following order relating to his military service:
"Order Dec. 12th, 1705, Anne Queen of England,
Lord Combury, Governor of New York. Col.
Henry Beekman to caU out one hundred men of his
militia regiment, and to hold himself and them sub-
ject to the orders of Col. Peter Schuyler touching
their disposal toward the defence of the frontier."
Col. Henry Beekman and Janet Livingston his
wife had two children :
(a) Henry Beekman, died young.
(b) Margaret Beekman, married Robert R. Living-
ston, bom in 1719; died in December, 1775; Jus-
tice of the Supreme Court of New York, son and
only child of Robert Livingston and Margaret
Howerden; son of Robert Livingston and AHda
Schuyler his wife.
Margaret Beekman Livingston is said to have been a
beautiful woman of much culture and refinement. Miss
Julia Delafield has described her services to the American
Revolution and her knowledge of political events in the
following interesting incident:
"Not long before the delegates who assembled at King-
ston declared the State of New York independent a number
of the most influential RepubHcans met at Clermont. That
the State should be independent was no longer a question,
but there were other points to be considered; for instance
who was to be the first Governor. One gentleman well
qualified for the office was all important in the position he
then occupied and could not be spared. There was a valid
objection to even.- person named until Mrs. Margaret Beek-
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man Livingston, who was present at their deliberations,
proposed George CHnton. Her suggestion was received
with acclamation: 'He is the man! why did not we think
of him at once?' Margaret Beekman had the honor of
nominating the first Governor of the State of New York,
and now the statue of Governor Clinton stands side by side
with that of her son Chancellor Livingston, in the capitol
of the United States."
Before she died she had the satisfaction of seeing twenty-
four of her descendants comfortably settled in handsome
homes of their own. All family histories speak of her lovely
character and her power of making her children and their
friends happy. Although she was the excellent mother
Livingston she was referred to in the Livingston and Beek-
man families through her life as "Margaret Beekman "
Robert R. Liv-ingston and Margaret Beekman his wife
had children :
L Janet Livingston, bom in 1744, married, in 1773,
the brave soldier and hero General Richard Mont-
gomery, who fell at Quebec. When the British
government had been overthrown in all the colonies
the Americans looked to Canada for aid and Generals
Schuyler and Montgomery" were ordered to proceed
to Canada. Montreal was captured and then Gen-
eral Montgomery proceeded against Quebec which he
besieged for three weeks wth nine hundred men and
then attempted an assault on the morning of Decem-
ber 31, 1775. As General Montgomery," rushed for-
ward with his men he w"as shot dow"n at the first
discharge of the British battery.
IL Robert R. Livingston, bom in 1746, died February
25, 1S13, became the first Chancellor of the State of
New York. At the age of twenty-nine he served
with Jefferson, Franklin, Sherman, and Adams on
the committee selected by Congress to prepare the
Declaration of Independence. When he graduated from
King's College, now Columbia L'niversity, in 1 765 he
had delivered an oration on "Libertv." He admin-
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istered the oath of office to George Washington on
his inauguration as the first President. He was
American Minister to France and secured the cession
of Louisiana to the United States. He married Mary
Stevens, daughter of John Stevens. They had chil-
(i) Ehzabeth Stevens Livingston, married Lieut.
Gov. Edward P. Livingston, son of Phihp P. Liv-
ingston, and grandson of Phihp Livingston, signer
of the Declaration of Independence. They had:
1. Mary Livingston, died young.
2. Robert Yoimg Livingston.
3. Margaret Livingston, bom August 17, 1808,
married October 4, 1827, David A. Clarkson,
who died in April, 1874.
4. Ehzabeth Livingston, who died January 14,
1S96, married Edward Hunter Ludlow, who died
November 28, 18S4. They had children:
(a) Edward Livingston Ludlow.
(b) Mary Livingston Ludlow, married Valen-
tine G. Hah, Jr.
5. Catharine Livingston, died young.
6. Clermont Livingston of Tivoli-on-Hudson, bom
in 181 7, died in 1895; married ComeHa Living-
ston of Oak Hill. Children:
(a) John Henry Livingston of Oak Hill, N. Y.,
bom July, 1848. Graduated from Columbia
College in 1869, and was admitted to the bar
(b) Mary Livingston, married Frederic de
7. Robert Edward Livingston, bom in 1819, mar-
ried, in 1854, Susan Maria de Peyster, daughter
of James F. de Peyster, and had children:
(a) Robert R. Livingston, bom February 8,
1858, married in 1884, Mar\-Tailer. Children:
a. Robert R. Livingston, bom August 4, 1888.
b. Laura S. Livingston.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 43
(b) Edward de Peyster Livingston, born March
(c) Goodhue Livingston, married Louisa Robb.
(d) Catherine Livingston.
8. Mary Livingston, married Levinus Clarkson
of TivoH, N. Y., who died January- 29, 1889.
(ii) Margaret M. Livingston, daughter of Robert
R. Livingston, married Robert L. Livingston, son
of Walter Livingston and Corneha Schuyler his
wife, daughter of Peter Schuyler. Walter Living-
ston was the son of Robert Livingston, the 3d and
last Lord of the Manor, and Mary Tong his wife,
who had also a son John Livingston, who married
Mary Le Roy, and had a son, Anthony Livingston,
w ho married Ann Hoffman. Their daughter Ellen
Livingston married Theodore Russell Wetmore.
Children: (i) Jessie L. Wetmore, married Arthur
H. Forbes; (2) Livingston Wetmore of New York
City; (3) Robert Carryl Wetmore, married Marie
Arthur; (4) Dorothy Murray Wetmore.
Robert L. Livingston and Margaret M. Livingston
his wife had children:
1. Maria Livingston, married John C. Tillotson.
2. Cornelia Livingston, married Commander
Charles G. Ridgley.
3. Adelaide Livingston, married William B. Clark-
4. Margaret Livingston, married Schuyler Living-
ston, son of Schuyler Livingston and Eliza
Barclay his wdfe, daughter of Colonel Thomas
Barclay. They had children:
(a) Matilda C. Livingston.
(b) Lieut. Commander George Barclay Liv-
5. Robert Livingston, married Frances Goodhue.
6. Eugene Livingston, married Harriet Cole-
man. He died December 22, 1893. Children:
(A) Man.- Coleman Livingston, married Decern-
44 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
ber I, 1 868, Maturin L. Delafield, bora in New
York, February 17, 1836. Children:
(i) Maturin Livingston Delafield, born Sep-
tember 29, 1869, married November 2,
1S93, Lettice Lee Sands, daughter of Charles
(2) Joseph Livingston Delafield, bora March
19, 1871, married May 5, 1906, Mary
Renwick Sloane, daughter of William M.
(3) John Ross Delafield, bom May 8, 1874,
married June 14, 1904, Violetta S. White,
daughter of John J. White. They had a son :
John White R. Delafield, born May 12,
(4) Edward Coleman Delafield, born July
10, 1877, married April 30, 1900, Margaretta
Stockton Beasley, daughter of Mercer Beas-
ley ; children :
(a) Maturin Livingston Delafield, born
March 17, 1901.
(b) Margaretta Stockton Delafield, born
November 3, 1903.
(c) Edward Coleman Delafield, bom Feb-
mary 14, 1906.
(5) Eugene Livingston Delafield, bora Au-
gust 16, 1882, married September 26, 1906,
Margaret Woodhull, daughter of John S.
(6) Julia Livingston Delafield, born October
14, 1875, married April 30, 1901, Frederick
W. Longfellow; children:
(a) Juliette Livingston Longfellow, bom
April 28, 1902.
(b) Frederick Livingston Longfellow, bom
August 18, 1903.
(c) Elizabeth Delafield Longfellow, bom
Febraary 14. 1905.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 45
(B) Richard Montgomery Callender Livingston.
(C> Adelaide Livingston.
(D) Katherine McCall Livingston.
(E) Walter Eugene Livingston.
(F) Elizabeth Livingston.
7. Matilda Livingston, daughter of Robert L.
8. Montgomerv- Livingston, married Mary Swart-
wout. daughter of Samuel Swartwout.
in. Margaret Livingston, bom in 1748, married Dr.
Thomas Tillotson, who was an officer in the Revolu-
tionary War and Secretary- of the State of New York.
They had a daughter who married Judge James
Lynch of the Marine (now City) Court of New York
and had children :
(i) Margaret Augusta Lynch, married in 1846 Rev.
Henry E. Montgomery, D.D., who was until his
death in 1874, Rector of the Church of the Incar-
nation in New York City ; children :
(a) Janet Tillotson Montgomery, married John
Gelston Floyd of Mastic, L. I.
(b) Sophia E. Montgomery-, married Woodbury
G. Langdon; children:
1. Sophia E. Langdon, married Rev. Barrett P.
2. Woodbur\- G. Langdon, Jr.
3. Montgomery Langdon.
(ii) Edward Livingston Lynch, married Elizabeth
Jane Strong, daughter of James Strong and
Aletta Remscn his wife.
IV. General Henry Beekman Livingston, bom m
1750, was Colonel in the War of the Revolution,
Justice of the Suprem.e Court of New York, and
General in the U. S. Army in the War of 1S12. He
married Anna Horn Shippen of Philadelphia, Pa.,
and had a daughter.
(a) Alargaret Beekman Livingston of Philadelphia.
V. John R. Livingston, bom in 1754, married, first,
46 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
Margaret Sheafer; second, Eliza McEvers, who had
(a) Robert Montgomery Livingston, married Sarah
(b) Angelica Livingston, died in 1815, unmarried.
(c) Edward Livingston, married Sarah Suckley,
daughter of George Suckley of New York.
(d) John R. Livingston, married Mary McEvers,
daughter of Charles McEvers of New York.
(e) Charles Livingston, died unmarried.
(f) Serena Livingston, married Colonel George Cro-
gan of the U. S. Army.
(g) EHza Livingston, married Captain Benjamin
Page of the U. S. Navy.
(h) Margaret Livingston, married Captain Lowndes
Brown of the U. S. Army.
VL Catharine Livingston, bom in 1752, married Rev.
Freeborn Garretson of Maryland, the prominent
minister of the Methodist Church; children:
(i) Mary R. Garretson.
(ii) Watts Livingston Garretson, married Grace
Vn. Gertrude Livingston, bom in 1757, died in 1833,
married General iVIorgan Lewis, afterwards Gov-
ernor of New York, son of Hon. Francis Lewis, bom
in 1 713, who came to America in 1734 from LlandafF,
Wales, where his father was Rector of the parish
church. Francis Lewis was one of the delegates from
New York to the Continental Congress and on July
4, 1776, signed the Declaration of Independence. His
son, General Morgan Lewis, graduated from Prince-
ton College in the same class with James Madison.
He was an eminent lawyer, Judge of the Court of Com-
mon Pleas ; Attorney-General of the State of New York
and member of the State Senate and Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court of New York. In the War of
the Revolution he was a Colonel on the staff of
General Gates. At the outbreak of the War of 1812
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 47
he was appointed Brigadier-General and served in
Canada at the capture of Fort George. In 18 14 he
was Alajor-General in command of New York City.
He had one child:
(a) Margaret Lewis, bom in 1780, who married
Maturin Livingston, bom April 10, 1769, son of
Robert James Livingston and Susan Smith, who
was the sister of Hon. Wilham Smith, the historian,
and Chief Justice of Upper and Lower Canada.
They had children :
(i) Morgan Lewis Livingston, married Catharine
Manning. Children :
1. Morgan Lewis Livingston, died in 1898.
2. Sylvia Livingston, died in 1S95, unmarried.
3. Julia Livingston.
4. Mortimer Livingston, bom in 1S36.
(ii) Juha Livingston, bom in 1 801, died in 1882,
married in 1833, Joseph Delafield, 1790-1875,
a Major in the U. S. Army in the War of 1812.
I. Lewis Livingston Delafield, bom in 1834,
died in 1SS3, married Emily Prime, daughter
of Frederick Prime and Lydia Hare his -tvife,
daughter of Dr. Robert Hare of Philadelphia.
They had children :
(a) Lewis Livingston Delafield, bom January
30, 1863, married on April 25, 18S5, Char-
lotte H. Wyeth.
(b) Robert Hare Delafield, bora July 13,
1864, married August 14, 1889, Anne
Shepard Lloyd, daughter of George Francis
Lloyd of Virginia.
(c) Frederick Prime Delafield, bom February
2, 1868, married November 10, 189S, Elsie
Barber, daughter of Charles G. Barber.
(d) Emily Delafield, bom September 10,
1870, married June 21, 1901, Dr. Rolfe
Floyd of Mastic, L. I.
48 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
2. Alaturin Livingston Delafield, bom Febru-
ary 17, 1836, married Mary Coleman Living-
ston, daughter of Eugene Livingston. Their
children have already been stated.
3. Joseph Livingston Delafield, bom August 15,
1839, died Febmary 24, 1848.
4. Julia Livingston Delafield, bom September
(iii) Alfred Livingston.
(iv) Gertrade Livingston, married Rawlins
(v) Mortimer Livingston, married Sylvia de Pau.
(vi) Mary Livingston, married William P.
(vii) Robert J. Livingston, bom December 11,
1 81 1, married Louisa Storm, daughter of Garritt
1. Warren Livingston, died in 1857, urmiarried.
2. Louisa M. Livingston, married Elbridge
T. Gerry, son of Thomas Gerry and Hannah
Goelet his wife. Children:
(a) AngeUca L. Gerry.
(b) Mabel Gerry.
(c) Robert Livingston Gerry, married Cor-
(d) Peter G. Gerry, married Mathilde Town-
(viii) Maturin Livingston, bom in 1815, died in
1888, married Ruth Baylies of Taunton, Mass.
1. Elizabeth Livingston, married George
2. Ruth Livingston, married Ogden Mills,
son of Darius O. Mills and brother-in-law of
Hon. Whitelaw Reid, and had children:
I. Ogden L. Mills, married September
20, 191 1, Margaret Ruthert'ord, daughter
of Lewis Rutherford.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 49
2. Beatrice Mills, married January 14,
1909, the Earl of Granard.
3. Gladys Mills, married Henry C.
(ix) Angelica Livingston, married Alexander Ham-
ilton, who died December 3c, 1889, in his seventy-
fom-th year. He was the grandson of Alexander
Hamilton the statesman, who was killed in a
duel by Aaron Burr. They had no children,
(x) Henry B. Livingston, married Mar>- L.
Livingston, daughter of John Swift Livingston
and Anna M. M. Thompson his wife. Their
daughter: Estelle Livingston, married John Watts
de Peyster. Their descendants are stated later.
(xi) Geraldine Livingston, married Lydig M.
Hoyt. Children :
Henry S. Hoyt, who died May 2t„ 1900, aged
Gerald L. Hoyt, married Mary Appleton; son
Vin. Joanna Livingston, born in 1759, married Peter
R. Livingston, son of Robert James Livingston and
Susan Smith his wife.
IX. Alida Livingston, bom in 1 761, daughter of Hon.
Robert R. Livingston and Margaret Beekman his
wife, daughter of Colonel Henry Beekman, married
General John Armstrong, who after the Revolution-
ary War was Secretary of State of Pennsylvania,
Minister of the United States to France under Presi-
dent Jefferson, and Secretarj' of War under President
Madison. They had a daughter:
Margaret Rebecca Armstrong, born in 1800, died
in 1872, married William B. Astor, bom September
ID, 1792, died November 24, 1875, son of John Jacob
Astor, bom July 17, 1763, died March 29, 1848, who
married in 1785. Sarah Todd, daughter of Adam Todd
and Sarah Cox his wife. William B. Astor and Mar-
garet R. Annstrong his wife had children:
50 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(i) Emily Astor, bom in 1819, married Samuel
-Ward, Jr., and had a daughter:
I. Margaret Astor Ward, married John Win-
throp Chanler and had children:
a. John Armstrong Chanler.
b. Robert W. Chanler, married JuHa R.
c. Winthrop A. Chanler, married Margaret
Terr>'. Children : Laura, Beatrice, and Hester.
d. EHzabeth W. Chanler, married John Jay
e. Margaret L. Chanler, married Richard
f. Alida Chanler.
g. Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler, married Alice
Chamberlain. Children: Lewis S. Chanler, Jr.,
Alida Chanler, and William C. Chanler.
(ii) John Jacob Astor, bom June 10, 1822, died
Febmary 22, 1890, married, in 1846, Augusta
Gibbes and had one child:
(a) William Waldorf Astor, bom March 31, 1848,
married Mary Dahlgren Paul. He resides in
(iii) Mary Alida Astor, bom in 1824, died April 25,
18S1, married John Carey, Jr., and had children:
(a) Margaret L. Carey, who married, first, Al-
phonse de Stuers, second, WiUiam Elliot
(b) Arthirr Astor Carey, married Agnes Whitside.
(c) Henry Carey
(iv) Laura Astor, married, in 1841, Franklin H.
(v) William Astor, bom July \2, 1829, died April
25, 1892, married September 20, 1853, Caroline
Webster Schermerhom, daughter of Abraham
Schermerhom, and had children:
(a) Colonel John Jacob Astor, bom July 13, 1S64,
married February 17, 1 891, Ava L. Willing,
THE BEEKMA N FA MIL Y 5 1
daughter of Edward S. Willing of Philadelphia.
1. Wilham Vincent Astor, bom November 15,
2. Ava Alice Muriel Astor.
Col. Astor married on September 9, 191 1,
Madeleine T. Force.
(b) Emily Astor, married James J. Van Alen and
had children :
1 . Mary Van Alen.
2. Sarah Van Alen.
3. Lawrence Van Alen.
(c) Helen Astor, married James Roosevelt-
1. Helen Roosevelt.
2. James Roosevelt.
(d) Charlotte Augusta Astor, married October
20, 1879, J. Coleman Drayton; children:
1. CaroHne Drayton.
2. Henry C. Drayton.
3. Wilham B. A. Drajrton.
4. Ahda L. Drayton.
(e) Caroline S. Astor, married November 18,
1884, Marshall Ormc Wilson; children:
1. M. Orme Wilson, married Ahce Borland.
2. Richard T. Vv'ilson, married Marion S. Mason,
(vi) Henry Astor, married Malvina Dinehart.
(vii) Sarah Astor, died young.
X. Hon. Edward Livingston, bom at Clermont, N. Y.,
May 26, 1764, died May 23, 1836. He resided at
No. I Broadway, overlooking the Battery, New York
City. He was a member of Congress in 1794; a
fellow-member with him wa? Andrew Jackson from
Tennessee. Ke was Mayor of New York in iS<.M.
He was a member of Congress from Louisiana in
1823 and U. S. Senator from Louisiana and prepared
its Penal Code. When General Jackson became
President of the United States, he became his Secre-
52 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
tary of State, the position held by his brother Chan-
celTor Livingston during the Revolution. He was
Minister to France. He married first, on April lO,
1788, Mary McEvers. He was a graduate of Prince-
ton College in 1 78 1, when the famous Dr. Witherspoon
was President, and afterwards studied law in Albany
and in New York with James Kent, Aaron Burr, and
Alexander Hamilton as fellow-students and was
admitted to practise in 1785. Hon. Edward Living-
ston and Mary McEvers his wife had children:
(i) Charles Edward Livingston, bom in 1790.
(ii) Julia Livingston, bom in 1794.
(iii) Lewis Livingston, bom in 1798, died in 1822.
After the death of his wife, Maiy McEvers, on
March 13, 1801, Edward Livingston married on June
3, 1805, Louise D'Avezac de Castera, sister of Major
D'Avezac who was aide to General Andrew Jack-
son at the battle of New Orleans, and was after-
ward appointed by President Jackson charge d'
affaires of the United States at The Hague, Holland.
They had a daughter:
(iv) Coralie Livingston, married in 1833, Thomas
P. Barton of Philadelphia, Pa., who was charge
d' affaires at Paris. France.
COLONEL GER,\RDUS BEEKMAN
ERARDUS BEEKMAN, M.D., third
child and second son of Wilhebnus
Beekman, the Founder, baptized
August 17, 1653, died October ic,
,_„„^^^ 1723. married August 29, 1677,
hJ}Ui-^y-^.-:-^^ Magdalena Abeel of Albany, N. Y.,
COACH OF CERAROus BECXHAH daughter of Stoffel Janse Abeel and
Neeltje Janse Croon his wife, bom
in 1657, died October 20, 1745.
Colonel Beekman was a physician and surgeon and resided
in New York and Flatbush, Long Island, and occasionally
on his estate on the Millstone River, New Jersey. In 1685
he was Justice of Kings County, New York. He was Cap-
tain of militia at Flatbush in 1681, and in 1689 he took the
oath of allegiance and was appointed Major of all the horse
and foot in Kings County as appears by his military commis-
sion published in Historical Documents of New York, vol.
xxxvi., p. 142. In 1690 and 1691 he was a member of
Leisler's Council. He did not thoroughly agree with Leisler
in politics and when Leisler's conduct caused disturbances.
Dr. Beekman prepared and delivered an address in pacifica-
tion of the people. When Colonel Sloughter came here as
Deputy Governor in 1691, to succeed Deputy Governor
Nicholson, whose government after the accession of William
of Orange had been overthrown by Leisler, Dr. Beekman
was arrested with Leisler and others and was seventeen
54 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
months in prison, but was afterward pardoned. The un-
fortunate 'patriot Leisler was hanged. Governor Benjamin
Fletcher who succeeded Colonel Sloughter was in turn
succeeded by Governor Bellomont. In 1700 Dr. Beekman
was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel and then Colonel under
Richard Coote, Earl of Bellomont. The same documentary
history of New York has under the heading "Pro\'ince of
New York" the following curious entry:
"List of ye present officers of ye MiHtia in his 3.1a'tys
Province of New York in America commissioned by his
Excel. Rich'd [Coote] Earle of Bellomont Capt Generall
& Gov'r in chief in & over his Ma'tys said Province &c viz:
"of ye Regiment of Militia in King's County on ye said
Stephen Cortlandt — Colonel \
Gerardus Beekman — Lieut. Col. -- Field officers"
Com. Van Brunt Maj'r j
"of ye Foot Compa in ye town of New Uytreyt
John Van Dyke Cap't
Joost Van Bnmt Lieut
jVlatys Smake Ensigne"
It is interesting to note here that Lieut. -Col. Gerardus
Beekman and Cap't. John Van Dyke mentioned above
were ancestors of the author and that the Earl of Bello-
mont was of the same family collaterally as that of his wife,
Nora Hamilton Coote Aitken.
After the death of the Earl of Bellomont, which occurred
March 5, 1701, the King appointed as his successor, Lord
Cornbury, who began his administration on the third of
May, 1702, assisted by a Council, consisting of the following
members : WilUam Atwood, William Smith, Peter Schuyler,
Abraham de Peyster, Samuel Staats, Robert Walters,
Thomas Weaver, Sampson Shelton Broughton, Wolfgang
WilHam Romar, WiUiam Lawrence, Gerardus Beekman, and
Rip Van Dam. Many of them are ancestors mentioned in
this b(5ok. It is quite remarkable that throughout the dis-
turbing politics of the time Colonel Gerardus Beekman was
popular with the people and yet received important offices
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 55
at the hands of the several Colonial Governors. In 17C9
Lord Lovelace', the Governor, died and Lieutenant-Governor
Ingoldsby became Governor, but was immediately suc-
ceeded by Colonel Beekman, who was appointed to fill the
office until Governor Robert Hunter arrived in New York
in June, 1710, when Colonel Beekman became President
of his Council, retaining the position until his death.
Besides his estate in Flatbush, Colonel Beekman had
three large farms in New Jersey. One farm extended for
two miles along the Raritan River and contained 1800 acres.
It was held jointly with Laford Paterson of Flatbush and
the deed of conveyance to them from WilHam Dockra and
Rebecca his wife, bearing date February- 2, 1702, and re-
corded in Book I. of deeds, p. 429, at Trenton, N. J., states
that the consideration was £366. Another farm of 4000
acres in Somerset County, New Jersey, was purchased
February 20, 1702, of Rip Van Dam, attorney for Thomas
Hart of England, one of the twenty-four Proprietors of East
Jersey, and the record of it is found in Book C of deeds.
Another farm of 60S acres was on the Millstone River,
New Jersey, and is described in Book A under date October
28, 1708. His sons Christopher Beekman, Adrian Beekman,
and Dr. William Beekman were owners of large tracts of
Colonel Gerardus Beekman and Alagdalena Abeel his
wife had children:
Ilia. William Beekman, bom Januan,^ 25, 1679, died
Illi. Christopher Beekman, bom January- 4, 16S1,
baptized January 16, 168 1, died January 28, 1724,
married January 28, 1704, by license dated January
25, 1704, and recorded in Albany, N. Y., Mary De
Lanoy, daughter of Abraham De Lanoy, bom in
1642, died in 1702, Corporal in the Burgher Corps of
New Amsterdam, who married Cornelia Jacobse
Toll, widow of Evert Duyckinck. He was a descen-
dant of Gysbert de Lannoy, 1545, of Tumay, Hainaut,
Flanders. The De Lanoy arms are: Argent three
56 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
lions rampant sinope vert; armes and tongues gules
crowned or. Crest : The head and neck of a unicorn
argent accomee, crinee and onglee or, placed upon a
ducally crowned helmet. Motto: "Bonnes Nou-
veUes" — "Good Tidings. "
Christopher Beekman was a merchant in New York City,
and lived in Flatbush, Long Island. He removed from there
to a farm at Six Mile Run, New Jersey. His will, bearing
date May 6, 1724, was proved as to real and personal estate,
June 19, 1724, and recorded in Liber A at page 326 of East
Jersey Wills, at Trenton, New Jersey. In it he mentions
his wife Maria and appoints her and his brothers Dr. Wil-
Ham Beekman and Gerardus Beekman, merchants of New
York City, as his executors and mentions all of his children
except Aaron who died before him. Children:
A. Gerardus Christopher Beekman, son of Christopher
Beekman and Maria De Lanoy, his wife, baptized August
6, 1707, married Catharine Van Dyke, bom April 12,
1708, the daughter of John Van Dyke, who was the son
of Jan Janse Van Dyke and the grandson of Jan Thom-
asse Van Dyke, the founder of the family in America,
who came from Amsterdam in 1652. This was one of
the first of many intermarriages between the descen-
dants of the Beekman and Van Dyke families of New
The will of Gerardus Christopher Beekman, bearing date
August 4,1777, proved April 21,1778, and recorded in Book 20
of Wills at page 231 at Trenton, N. J., mentions the children
named below. As his wife's name is not mentioned it is
supposed that she died before him. The witnesses to the
will were Christopher Hoagland, Peter Vanderveer, and
Jeremiah Van Dyke. By his will he gave to his son Chris-
topher ten pounds and orders all his personal property to
be sold and divided between his five daughters, Mary,
Ann, Catharine, Magdalen, and Cornelia. He gave to his
son Abraham in lands or otherwise three hundred pounds
over and above what he gave to his other two sons, "as the
said Abraliam has worked for the family considerablv longer
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 57
than the rest of my sons," and then divided his real estate
between his three sons Christopher, Gerardus, and Abraham
and appoints them and Peter Stryker executors. Children :
I. Christopher Beekman, son of Gerardus Christopher
Beekman and great-grandson of Colonel Gerardus
Beekman the Patriot, bom in 1730, died November
16, 1829, and is buried beside his wife in the Beekman
Cemetery near Griggstown, N. J. He married Martha
Veghte, daughter of Captain Garret Veghte or Veghten
of Staten Island, N. Y. They lived on the rear farm
of the old Beekman tract on the Millstone River near
Griggstown, N. J.
On June 26, 1783, the inhabitants of Princeton and the
vicinity met at Princeton College and passed resolutions
of loyalty and confidence which were presented to Congress
by Colonel Morgan and Dr. Samuel Stanhope Smith of the
College. Christopher Beekman was one of the signers.
On the list of officers and freeholders of Somerset County
in the year 1790 appear the names John Veghten, Nicholas
Veghten, Dr. Jacob Rutsen Hardenberg in the Eastern
Precinct; John Bennet, Samuel Beekman, and Rynear
Veghten in Hillsborough Township; Abraham Beekman,
Christopher Beekman, Gerardus Beekman, Henry Veghten,
and Thomas Skillman in the Western Precinct.
Martha Veghte, wife of Christopher Beekman, was the
daughter of Captain Garret Veghte, and a descendant
of Claes Arentse Van Veghten, or as he was also called,
Klaes Arents Veghte or Veght, and his wife Lammentie who
with their three children came from Norch or Nora in the
Province of Drenthe in Holland in the ship Bonle Kol (in
English "spotted cow") in April, 1654, and settled at Go-
wanus on New York Bay. Their sons were:
I. Gerrit Classen Veghte, bom about 1650, died in 1722,
who settled on Staten Island, where he married, first,
on September 2^. 16S2, Jannetie Crocheron; he married,
second, in March, 1693, Magdalena Jans; and had
(i) Lammetje Veghte, married Abrahiun Lachman.
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(ii) Jan Veghte, married Cornelia Staats and resided
ori Staten Island. He also had a farm in Somerset
County, New Jersey. His name is recorded in the
Historical Documents of the State of New York
showing the military officers for Richmond Coimty
in 1738 as Captain of the Northern Division. He
was executor of the will of his cousin Hendrick
Veghte. His children are mentioned in the records
of baptisms of the Dutch Church of Staten Island,
published in the New York Genealogical and Bio-
graphical Record. Their son:
Captain Garrit Veghte, bom January i, 1715,
baptized March 20, 1715, according to Staten
Island Dutch Church records, died in 1793.
He was a Captain in the War of the Revolution.
He bought a farm of his father and resided
in Somerset County, New Jersey. Captain
Garrit Veghte and Elizabeth his wife had
(i) Hendrick or Henry Veghte, married Dorothy
(2) John Veghte, married Mary .
(3) Martha Veghte, born in 1741; died October
30, 1817, married Christopher Beekman, son of
Gerardus Christopher Beekman. Their children
are stated later.
(4) Jane Veghte, married Isaac Stryker.
(5) Mary Veghte, who died in 1846, married,
first, John Stryker, who was killed at the battle
of Germantown in the Revolutionary War. She
married, second, John Skillman, bom at Har-
lingen, N. J., January 10, 1753, died December
2, 1835; he was a soldier in the War of the
Revolution. Both are buried at Larison's, N.J.
Their children were :
(i) Mar>^ Skillman, bom December 2. 1779,
married Major Emley Holcombc and had
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(a) William Holcombe.
(b) John E. Holcombe.
(c) Mary E. Holcombe, married L. J. Titus.
(d^i Eleanor Holcombe.
(e) Isaac S. Holcombe.
(f) Alexander Holcombe.
(g) Theodore Holcombe.
(h) Charles O. Holcombe.
(ii) Thomas Skillman. bom in 1781; second
child of John Skillman and Mary Veghte.
(iii) EUzabeth Skillman, bom in 17S1.
(iv) Isaac Skillman, bom in 1786.
(v) Anna Skillman, bom in 1790.
(vi) William L. Skillman, bom in 1795.
(6) Magdalene Veghte, married John B. Skill-
man, bom in 1752, son of Benjamin SkiUman
and cousin of John Skillman who married Mary
Veghte. He was drowned in the Delaware
River in 18 12. They had nine children.
(7) Nicholas Veghte, married Aitlia .
(iii) Gerrit Veghte, son of his second wife, baptized
April, 1694, died about 1734, as the inventory of his
estate was filed in the office of the Surrogate of New
York County on January 2, 1735. He was married
and had a daughter:
Gerritje Veghte, married Frederick Jacobse Bergen,
who was the father of Gerritie Bergen, who married
John Van Dyke, son of John Van Dyke and Anna
\'erkerk, mentioned later.
, Hendrick Classen Veghte, married October 10, 16S0,
Gerritje Grietje Reincers W'izzelpenning, who died
November 9, 1754. They had children:
(l) Reynier Veghte, Hved on the Raritan River;
baptized Alarch 2, 1701, died October 28, 1758;
married, Jacomyntie or Jacqueline Van Duyn, bom
June 8, 1700, died in February, 1736, in Gowanus;
A. Hendrick Veghte, baptized May 18, 1727,
6o THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
in the Reformed Dutch Church at Harlingen,
" N. J.; witnesses Peter Dumont and John Veghte.
He was bom October 27, 1726, died September 15,
1787, married, first, Pietemellitie Van Middleswart
or Middlesworth. He purchased a large tract of
land at Roycefield, N. J. (shown on the map of
early purchasers). Children:
(i) Jacomyntie Veghte, who married Peter Wyck-
(ii) Pietemellitie Veghte, died young.
(iii) John Veghte, died young.
(iv) Reynier Veghte, bom Febmary 19, 1754,
died February 2, 1833, married January 30,
1772, Cathntie Ten Eick, who died February
7, 1777. Children:
a. Henry Veghte, married and had
sons : Benjamin T. Veghte and Henry Veghte.
b. Rvnier Veghte, died in 1871, aged 83 years.
Hendrick Veghte married, second, on August
30, 1777, Catharine Van Wagenen, who died
in Somerville, N. J., on Alay 15. 1834. Children:
(v) Catharine Veghte, bom Febmary 25, 1779,
died in 1858.
(vi) Pietemellitie Veghte, bom December 25,
(vii) Jan Van Middleswart Veghte, bom Septem-
ber 3 1782.
(viii) Altje Veghte, bom April 29, 1784, died
May 16, 1838, married John P. Vroom.
B. Sara Veghte.
C. Maghtel Veghte, married Abraham Quick.
(2) Nicholas Veghte, second son of Hendrick Classen
Veghte, bom about 1704, married and had a
son Abram Veghte who married Mary Oppie of
Griggstown, N. J. Their son Abram Veghte, bom
May 24, 1 79 1, died June 29, 1865, owner of the
Griggstown mill, N. J., married January 16, 1817,
Gertmde Nevius, daughter of John Nevius, bom
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 6i
near Millstone, N. J., August 25, 1796, died April
13, 1842;- Children:
(i) Matilda Veghte, bom February i, 1818, married
John Mount and had a son Abram Veghte Mount,
who lived in Florida.
(ii) Maria Veghte, born December 24, 1S23, married
December 30, 1845, her cousin John Nevius Hoag-
land, bom September 12, 1822, died May 26, 1874,
son of Lucas Voorhees Hoagland, son of Christo-
pher Hoagland and Petronella Wyckoff of Griggs-
town, N. J., and Sarah Staats Nevius.
(iii) Phcebe Veghte, died young.
(iv) Ann Veghte, bom August 30, 1833; married
September 21, 1854, Thomas Edgar.
(v) Sarah Veghte, bom April 8, 1835, married
November 11, 1857, John DeVv'itt Boice, bom
June 22, 1832, died March 10, 1887. Children:
(a) Edgar Boice
(b) Harvey Boice
(c) John DeWitt Boice, Jr.
(d) Archibald Boice, born in 1877.
(3) Hillitie or Hilletye Veghte, eldest daughter of
Hendrick Classen Veghte, married Jeromus Rapalje,
bom March 31, 1682, son of Jeromus R. Rapalje,
bom January 17, 1643, and Annetie or Ann Denis
his wife, daughter of Teunis Denis, and grandson of
Joris Jansen Rapalje, bom in 1623, and Sarah his
wife who settled in Brooklyn, N. Y.
(4) Jannetje Veghte.
(5) Lammetie Veghte.
(6) Gerritje Veghte.
Christopher Beekman and Martha Veghte his wife
a-I. Grotius Beekman, died unmarried.
a-II. Christopher or Christoffel C. Beekman, baptized
February, 1773, died February 26, i860, married
Mary Van Dyke, who died Febmary 11, 1859. They
are buried in Poekman Cemeterv. Children:
62 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(i) John Beelonan.
(ii) Columbus Beekman.
(iii) Julia Beekman, married John Stryker, and lived
at Six Mile Run, N. J.
(iv) Martha Beekman, married John Sldllman, son
of Jacob Skillman and Mary Hageman his wife,
bom June 27, 1800, died in 1865; children:
(i) Theodore Skillman, bom in 1S34, married in
1S59, Agnes T. Suydam.
(2) John Skillman, bom in 1836; died in 1865,
(3) M^iry Skillman, bom in 1838, died in 1884,
married Augustus Van Zandt. Children:
(a) Irene Van Zandt.
(b) Russell Van Zandt.
(c) Eugenia Van Zandt.
(d) Hubert Van Zandt.
(4) Henry Skillman, bom in 1S45, married Mary
W. Pumyea and had a daughter, Cassie Skillman.
(5) William Skillman.
(6) Jacob Skilknan, born in 1850.
a-ni. Garret Beekman, baptized March 20, 1768,
died June 11, 1840, and was buried in Beekman
Cemetery-; married, first, Maria Str>-ker and had a
son who died at the age of ten years. He married,
second, Margaret Quick. They had children:
1. Christopher Beekman, died February 18, 18 16,
in his twentieth year and was buried in Beekman
2. Cornelia Beekman, died September 9, 1834, aged
thirty-four years, and was buried in Beekman
3. Julia Ann Beekman, married Peter Cortelyou,
born September 27, 1797, died August 25, 1879,
son of Hendrick Cortelyou, 1 761 -i 841, and Eliza-
beth Nevius of Ten Mile Run, N. J. Their son:
Peter Cortelyou, married Anna Voorhees and
had children: Henrv P. and Helen.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 63
4. Garret Beekman, married Phebe Staats. Their son
Abram married Elizabeth Ammerman and had children:
EHzabeth, Emma and Rev. Theodore A. Beekman.
5. Margaret Beekman, married William Van Pelt.
6. James Beekman.
7. Martha Beekman, married John Van Dyke of New
Brunswick, N. J. Children: James, John and Catharine
Van Dyke who married Rutsen Hardenburgh of New Brims-
wick, N. J.
8. Gertrude Beekman, married Benjamin Smith.
9. Peter Quick Beekman.
10. Maria Beekman, married Peter Vroom.
11. John Beekman, born April 10, 1815; died April 17,
1900. Married Sarah E. Manley, 181 7-1897. Children:
(a) John Beekman, born February 28, 1844, married Emma
Lydall. Children: Florence, married Frank Van Sickle;
Emma married Dr. Charles Dunham; Albert; Isaac; John
and Charles. (b) Richard Manley Beekman, married
Catharine Van Doren. Their son Harvey, married Eva Wil-
kins. (c) Margaret Jane Beekman, born March 27, 1850,
married Edgar I. Cregar, bom October 15, 1848. Children:
(i) Raymond DeWitt Cregar, 1869-1901, married Carrie
Diehl. Children: Edgar and Hazel. (2) Harriette Beek-
man Cregar. (3) Sarah Manley Beekman Cregar. (d)
Anna C. Beekman, bom January 10, 1853, married Jona-
than Vail. Children: Clinton; Catharine A., married
William E. MacClymont; Lilian and Edison, (e) Jesse H.
Beekman, bom September 17, 1855, married Annie Crotson.
Children: Mabel and Jesse, (f) Sarah E. M. Beekman,
married Rev. George Niemeyer of Detroit. Michigan.
Children: George, Sarah and Edna.
a-IV. John Beek-man, baptized May, 1778, married
and had a son Grotius Beekman.
a-V. Abraham Christopher Beekman, bom September
29, 1787, baptized November, 1787, died February
24, 1877, and was buried in Beekman Cemetery. He
married, first, February 15, 18 13, Rachel Cruser,
daughter of Major Abraham Cruser of Harlingen,
64 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
N. J., who was a descendant of Garret Cruser, who
came to America about 1660 and settled on a farm
in Staten Island. Rachel Cruser Beekman had one
child, Louisa, bom in 1816, died March 11, 1887, who
married November 28, 1833, Dr. Peter Skillman, son
of Cornelius Skillman and grandson of Thomas Skill-
man, born September 15, 1S08, died April i, 1888.
They resided in Harlingen, N. J. Both are buried
at Belle Mead, N. J. Children:
(i) James Alfred Skillman, bom September 17, 1S34,
died September 12, 1874. He was in the U. S.
(ii) ComeHus P. Skillman, bom May 16, 1837.
(iii) Dr. Abraham Beekman Skillman, bom January
28, 1839, married Anna Moor,
(iv) John Calhoun Skillman, bom July 25, 1842.
(v) Rachel Adah Skillman, bom March 23, 1848.
Abraham Christopher Beekman, some time after the death
of his first wife, married EHzabeth Houghton, bom April
13, 1791, daughter of Major Abner Houghton and Margaret
Van Dyke his wife, a descendant of Sir Ralph Houghton,
bom in 1623 in Lancashire, England, died June 10, 1700,
son of Sir Richard Houghton, bom in 1570, of Hoghton
Tower, Lancashire, who was created a baronet by King
James L, on May 22, 161 1, and according to the National
Biography published in London, England, in 1898, he was
descended from Adam de Houghton, Bishop of St. David
and Chancellor of England, who died in 1389. The Hogh-
tons of Hoghton Tower were also descended from Roger
de Bush, one of the followers of William the Conqueror
Sir Ralph Houghton, although knighted by Charles L
fought on the side of Cromwell. He fled to America about
the year 1647 with his wife Jane on account of his poHtical
and religious opinions and landed at Charlestown, Mass.
He afterwards founded the town of Lancaster, IVIass., nam-
ing it from Lancashire, England, his ancestral home. He
settled at Milton, Mass., in 1682, " at Scotch Woods nigh unto
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 65
Brush Hill," and he and his wile Jane were admitted to
the church there On June 18, 1682. They had six children:
Mary, John, Joseph, Experience, Sarah, and Abigail.
John Houghton, son of Sir Ralph Houghton, bom August
28, 1655; purchased in 1696 two hundred acres of land on
Stony Brook, two miles southwest of Princeton, N. J. His
will, bearing date June 24, 1709, and recorded in the Secre-
tary of State's office at Trenton, N. J., mentions his children
including sons John, Richard, Joseph, and Thomas.
Thomas Houghton, the yoimgest son of John Houghton,
purchased of Robert Tindall, on April 22,, 1726, three hun-
dred acres of land in Hopewell, N. J. He married and had
nine children :
(i) Col. Joab Houghton, son of Thomas Houghton,
was an officer in the Revolutionary War. He
died in 1796 and was buried in the churchyard of
the First Baptist Church at Hopewell, N. J. Over
his grave is a large stone and a monument close
to the sidewalk of the main street, on which
these words are inscribed and were copied by the
"Sunday, April 23, 1775, news of the battle of Lexington
reached Hopewell while the people were worshipping in the
First Baptist Church. At the close Joab Houghton, stand-
ing on this block, inspired the men with the love of Liberty
and the desire of independence. In closing, he said, 'Men
of New Jersey, the redcoats are murdering our brethren
of New England! Who follows me to Boston?' Every man
answered 'I '."
On October 19, 1776, he was made a Captain of the First
Regiment of Hunterdon; on March 15, 1777, a Lieutenant-
Colonel, and in Colonel Taylor's Regiment of State troops
on October 9, 1 779, he was Lieutenant-Colonel. He was a
member of the first Legislature of the State of New Jersey.
In the Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey by
John W. Barber, a ver\' interesting story of Colonel Joab
66 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
Houghton is recorded showing the activity of the British
troops in the Revolutionary War in the neighborhood of
Hopewell, N. J.:
"While this part of New Jersey was overrun by the British
and Hessians, there were but few hardy enough to oppose
even the small marauding parties that were daily plimder-
ing for the British camp. Nearly the whole of the active
population had left their home. Some went with the army
under Washington and some to a place of safety. Penning-
ton was occupied by the British troops, and the inhabitants
who remained being aged were peaceable and lay at the
mercy of these pltmderers. Colonel Houghton being at that
time at home, word was brought to him by night that the
neighborhood of Moore's Mill had been visited by the enemy
and that they would probably be out next day. Early
next morning Colonel Houghton collected a few of his
neighbors and placed himself at the point of a neighboring
moimtain which overlooked the surrounding coimtry.
Presently he saw the party which entered a house near by
where Colonel Houghton and his men were stationed, after
stacking their guns on the outside. The Colonel and his
men now rushed from their hiding place and seized first the
arms and then their owners — a Hessian Sergeant and twelve
men, whom they found regaling themselves in the cellars
with metheglin, a whiskey made out of honey. "
Ralph Ege, in Pioneers of Old Hopewell, has given a history
of several branches of the Houghton family.
Col. Joab Houghton married in 1748, Catharine Runyon
and had children :
(a) Aaron Houghton, married on Februarv' 23,
1780, EHzabeth Sexton.
(b) Elijah Houghton, married Charlotte Hart and
resided at Maysville, Ky.
(c) Joab Houghton, Jr.
(d) William Houghton, bom September, 26, 1757.
died in 1835. He lived at Houghton's Hill,
Cortland County, N. Y. He married Margaret
Sexton, daughter of Judge Jared Sexton, of
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Hopewell, N. J. Children:
1. Sarah Houghton, bom August 7, 1794.
2. Nancy Houghton, bom January 28, 1796,
married Palmer Price.
3. Caroline Houghton, bom March 31, 1798,
married Joseph Hart.
4. William Houghton, died young.
5. John Sexton Houghton, bom September 9,
1805, married Lucy A. Alvord.
6. Aaron Houghton, bom June 22, 1807; died
March i, 1837.
7. Joab Houghton, bom February 26, 18 10.
8. Elizabeth Houghton, bom November 28,
1 81 2; married Jeremiah Devoe.
(e) Sarah Houghton, bora in 1760; married
Amos Corwine, son of George Corwine. Children:
1. Joab Houghton Corwine, bora 1788; married
Elizabeth Lucas, daughter of General Samuel
2. Richard Corwine.
3. William Corwine.
4. John Corwine.
5. Clarissa Corwine.
6. Aaron Cormne, died in 1830.
(f) Alice Houghton, married Conant Cone of
Princeton, N. J. Children:
I. Spencer H. Cone, bom 1785; a minister of
the Baptist Church, married SaUy Wallace
Morrell of Philadelphia, Pa.
(ii) Elizabeth Houghton, daughter of Thomas
Houghton, married Abraham Stout,
(iii) Sarah Houghton, married John Merrill.
(iv) Annie Houghton, married John Smith,
(v) Alary Houghton, married WiUiam Drake.
(vi) Alice Houghton, married Abraham Stout,
after the death of her sister,
(vii) Absalom Houghton,
(viii) Thomas Houghton, Jr., died unmarried.
68 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(ix) John Houghton, son of Thomas Houghton,
married Sarah . They had children:
1. Eve Houghton, bom February 17, 1751.
2. Major Abner Houghton, bom October 21,
1754, died October 22, 181 7, married Margaret
Van Dyke, bom January 17, 1763, died January
19, 1838, daughter of Colonel John Van Dyke
and Rebecca Van Dyke his wife and first cousin,
daughter of Roelof Van Dyke and Catharine
Emans his wife. Children:
(a) Catharine Houghton, bom April 2, 17S6,
died July 5, i860, married Robert Chambers
of Trenton, N. J. Their descendants are
stated later, in the Van Dyke history.
(b) Elizabeth Houghton, bom April 13, 1791,
died August 24, 1864, married Abraham
Christopher Beekman, bom September 29,
1789, died February 24, 1877.
a-V. Abraham Christopher Beekman and EHzabeth
Houghton his wife resided in one of the Beekman home-
steads on a part of the large Beekman tract between Griggs-
town and Harlingen, N. J. This "farm and plantation"
was conveyed to Abraham C. Beekman by his parents
Christopher and Martha Beekman by a deed bearing date
January 31, 18 16, and recorded February 5, 181 6, in the
Clerk's office of Somerset County in Book I. at page 208.
The consideration expressed in the deed is $12,225. The
description in the deed is interesting as it shows who were the
neighbors at that time. The farm was described as bounded
north by Lucas Hogeland; west by Garret Beekman; south
by Abraham Van Arsdale, Joseph Skillman, and William
Oppie, and east by John Beekman's land. The deed con-
tained a clause providing for a home for the parents by the
following provision: "Reserving the use of the west end
of the dwelling house during the lives of the grantors and
also one half of the garden. ' ' On October 25, 1 82 1 , Abraham
C. Beekman and his wife bought of John A. Beekman and
Alletta his wife another homestead estate of one hundred
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 69
and eighty acres situated on the banks of the Millstone
River near Griggstown which is still in the possession of
the family. The house is illustrated in this book. This was
the birthplace of all their children, who were:
(I) Margaret BeekTnan, died August 29, 1835, at the
age of fourteen years and was buried in Beekman
(II) Ehza Beekman, bom June 24, 1823, married
Frederick Van Liew Voorhees, bom March 22, 1820,
died December 30, 1893, sonof Jacques Voorhees, bom
March 27, 1792, died September 21, 1828, and Ann
Van Liew his wife, bom March 15, 1795, daughter of
Frederick Van Liew and Ann Rappleyea his wife;
grandson of John Voorhees; great-grandson of Jacques
Voorhees and Dinah Stryker his wife, and descendant
of Steven Coerte Van Voorhees, bom in Hees, near
Ruinen, Holland, in 1600 and came to America in
1660, in the ship Bonie Kol, and settled at New
Utrecht, L. I. He died on Febmary 16, 1684. The
Voorhees family is entitled to arms: Quarterly, one
and four, azure a tower or; two and three, argent a
tree eradicated vert. Crest: a tower as in arms.
Frederick Van Liew Voorhees purchased, in 1844, ^
large estate at Blackwell's Mills, N. J., where he
resided until his death. Children :
(i) Anna Voorhees, died yoimg.
(2) Abraham Beek-man Voorhees, bom April 25,
1848; married Eliza Suydam. Children:
(a) Mary Voorhees.
(b) Eva S. Voorhees, married Harry Morehouse.
1. Harry Morehouse, bom in 1902.
2. Betty Morehouse, born in 1908.
(3) Jacques J. Voorhees, bom in 1856, died un-
(4) Ehzabeth Houghton Voorhees, bom January
7, 1850, married on December 17, 1873, Peter
Eugene Nevius of East Millstone, N. J., bom
70 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
December 24, 1842, son of Peter I. Nevius, de-
scendant of Joannes Nevius. She is his second wife,
he having first married on September 20, 1866,
Sarah Worthman Van Neste, daughter of Peter
W. Van Neste and Gertrude Van Pelt his wife of
Weston, N. J., who died on March 4, 1870.
Daughter: Gertrude Van Pelt Nevius.
As to the ancestry of the Nevius family the Rev. George
Wame Labaw, in a History of Preakness Reformed Church,
gives the following very interesting account: "Rev. Joannes
Neeff, or Nevius, b. at Amsterdam, Holland, in 1594, entered
the University of Leyden in 1608 at the age of fourteen, and,
1619-34, ■^^s pastor of the Reformed Church at Zoelen in the
province of Guelderland, Holland. He married at that place
July 25, 1625, Maria, daughter of Peter Becx, of Cologne, by
whom he had at least five children, bom between 1627 and
1632, the first of whom was the American ancestor, Joan-
nes Nevius, bap. at Zoelen March 14, 1627, who was also a
student at Leyden University. Joannes Nevius came to
America as a merchant and trader, and was married at New
Amsterdam, November 18, 1653, to Ariaentje Bleyck, of
Batavia, island of Java, by whom he had nine children, bom
between 1654 and 1670. Joannes Nevius was a Schepen of
New Amsterdam 1654-56, and Secretary- of the city, 1657-
65, the last year of service being under the English. In
1670, he leased the Brooklyn Ferry, and died, at his home
on the Brooklyn side, in June, 1672. His widow afterwards
"The sixth child of Joannes and Ariaentje Nevius, named
Petms, baptized at New Amsterdam, February 4, 1663, is
the ancestor of all those in x\merica bearing the name Nevius
"The fifth child, Comelis, baptized January 19, 1661, is
the progenitor of all in America who spell their names Neafie,
Nafee, Nafie, Nafey, Napheys, Neefus, Neafus, Nafis, and
in other ways. "
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 71
Peter Eugene Nevius and Elizabeth Houghton Voorhees
have a daughter: Anna Nevius, who married Arthur Jamison
WilUamson of Brooklyn, N. Y.
(5) Ida Voorhees, married Reuben E. Williamson.
They have a son Frederick Voorhees Williamson.
(6) Frederick Voorhees of Atlanta, Georgia, married
G. Lynne. Daughters; Bessie and Genevieve.
(7) C. Beekman Voorhees, bom 1865.
(Ill) Matilda Beekman, bom December 2, 1824,
died March 30, 1901, married Dr. Lewis H. Mosher,
bom November 17, 1S22, died March 29, 1882, a de-
scendant of Ensign Hugh Mosher, 1633-1713, who was
a member of the court-martial which tried Indians
accused of conspiracy with the Indian Chief, King
Philip. He married a daughter of John Alden, 1599-
1687, and Priscilla Mullins his wife. John Alden was
in Captain Myles Standish's Duxbury Co. in 1643;
Governor's assistant, 1 632-1 640, and also in the years
1650 and 1686; Deputy 1641-1644; and member of
the Council of War in 1646 of Plymouth Colony.
Dr. Mosher and his wife Matilda Beekman resided
at the Beekman Homestead, illustrated in this book,
near Griggstown, N. J., which Dr. Mosher purchased
from Abraham C. Beekman. He graduated from
New York University in 1847, and from the Medical
College in 1849. He was associated for many years
in the practice of medicine at Millstone, N. J., with
Dr. Peter D. McKissack, a noted physician, and in
1865 estabhshed his ofhce in Griggstown, N. J.,
where he was known far and wide as a beloved family
physician standing high in his profession. He was
called a "courteous Christian gentleman. " Children:
( I ) Catherine Beekman Mosher, married Rev. George
Wame Labaw, a minister of the Reformed Dutch
Church. He is the author of a Genealogy of the
Wame Family in America and The Preakness
Reformed Church — a History. They reside at
The Manse, Preakness. N. J.
72 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(2) Dr. Abraham Beekman Mosher, a physician of
Griggstown, N. J., married Anna Schultz, daughter
of William Gulick Schultz and Anna Voorhees, his
(3) Mary Mosher.
(4) Lewis Mosher, married Caroline Smith. They
have a daughter, Mary G. Mosher.
(IV) Mary Scott Beekman, bom January 24, 1830,
married May 18, 1853, Major Benjamin T. Biggs,
bom in Pencader Himdred, Newcastle County,
Delaware, on October i, 1821, eldest son of John
Biggs and Diana BeU his wife. Major Biggs died at
Middletown, Delaware, December 25, 1893. He was
educated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
He was commissioned Major in the Mexican War.
In 1867 he was a member of the convention that
amended the State constitution. He was a member
of Congress from Newcastle Coimty, Delaware, from
March 4, 1869, to March 4, 1S73, and Governor of
Delaware from 1887 to 1891. Children:
(i) Benjamin T. Biggs, Jr., died young.
(2) EHzabeth Biggs, died young.
(3) Hon. John Biggs, bom October 15, 1855, re-
ceived his education at Rugby Academy, Wilming-
ton, Delaware, and graduated from Princeton in
1877. He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in
1879. In 1885 he was appointed Deputy Attor-
ney-General and in 1887 Attorney-General of the
State of Delaware. In 1896 he was a member and
president of the convention which amended the
State constitution. He married Rachel Valentine
Massey, daughter of George V. Massey, a distinguish-
ed lawyer, who was bom in Chester Coimty, Perm.,
on December 16, 1841, and was Lieutenant in the
First Regiment of Delaware Cavalry Volunteers
in the War of the Rebellion and was afterwards
Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel. Children:
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 73
(a) John Biggs, Jr.
(b) "Mary Beelcman Biggs.
(c) Rachel Massey Biggs.
(4) Jennie Brisbane Biggs.
(5) Willard B. Biggs, married Lydia Naudine,
daughter of George W. W. Naudine. Children:
(a) Benjamin T. Biggs.
(b) Helen Biggs.
(V) Carohne Beekman, bom March 2, 1S32, died
July I, 1900, married May i, 1854, Hon. Sewell
C. Biggs, bom September 11, 1823; died October
28, 191 1, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery. He
was the second son of John Biggs and Diana Bell
his wife. He was a brother of Governor B. T.
Biggs, who married Mary S. Beekman. Sewell
C. Biggs was State Senator from Newcastle County,
Delaware, from 1854 to 1856, succeeding the
Hon. Charles I. Dupont. In 1870 he was a member
of the House of Representatives of Delaware and its
Speaker in 187 1. He was Surrogate or Register of
Wills of Newcastle Cotmty from 1874 to 1884.
(i) Abraham Beekman Biggs, bom May 7, 1856.
(ii) J. Frank Biggs, bom October i, 1859; graduated
from Lafayette College in 188 1. He is a lawj^er of
(iii) Sewell C. Biggs, Jr., bom August 5, 1S61, died
Januar>- 18, 18S9.
(VI) Catharine Beekman, bom May 8, 1826. daughter
of Abraham C. Beelcman and Elizabeth Houghton
his wife married, on December 2, 1859, Hon. William
B. Aitken, a lawyer of New York City.
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^^T^HE Aitken family is of considerable an-
M^^^i% tiquity in Scotland. The .Marquis de
5!|50'3']ip|rR! Ruvigny and Rainval, who published
li^jt-r-jr' some of his researches in the Gcnea-
T .- .r. ':^ ; logical Magazine, London, in 1902, says
that according to one account it is of
Swedish origin and the name was originally Archan; and
according to another it was "a sept of the McArthur-
Campbell clan." He states that the common ancestor
of the Aitken family resided at St. Andrews, Scotland,
and that the earliest official record of the family is of
Edward Aitken in 1574. James Aitken was Bishop of
Galloway. He was the son of Henry Aitken, Sheriff
of Orkney, bom in Kirkwall in 1614; died in Edin-
burgh, October 28, 1687. At a later date, John Aitken
was first Laird of Thornton. Fifeshire. The Aitken fam-
hy of Ayrshire, Scotland, and New York City are entitled
to arms: Argent a cross flory between four mullets gules.
Crest: A dexter arm in armor embowed, in the hand
proper a cross crosslet fitchee erect argent. Motto: "In
Hon. William B. Aitken, bom December 24, 1810; died
August 7, 1880, was the son of John Aitken, bom in New
York City, November 30, 1785, died August 12, 1869;
son of Andrew Aitken who came to America from Ayrshire,
Scotland, in 1775.
Andrew Aitken, son of Thomas Aitken, of Ayrshire,
Scotland, married Arm Lemon or Leman of England, a
member of the distinguished family of that name and a
descendant of Sir John Leman, Lord Mayor of London
in 1 61 6. Arms: Azure, a fesse between three dolphins
embowed argent. Crest: A peUcan in her nest feeding
her young. She married second, William Benford, and
third, Christopher Stackpole. John Aitken, son of Andrew
Aitken, was sent to the University of Edinburgh, Scot-
land, to be educated. In those days it was the custom
for students to make their own lead-pencils by dropping
hot lead into willow or similar wood after the pith had
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 75
been removed. While he was making a pencil in this
way a bubble Of lead put out one of his eyes. He mar-
ried, July 2, 1808, Lydia Bennett, bom October i, 1790,
died April 3, 1864, at the age of seventy-three years and
six months. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Bennett,
bom in 1752, died in 1813, of Monmouth County, N. J.,
a descendant of Sir John Bennett of Newcastle-on-Tyne
who died July 8, 1568. Jeremiah Bennett married Mary
Emmons, bom in 1756, died in 1830, who was a descend-
ant of Andries Emans, afterwards spelled Emmons, of Ley-
den, Holland, who came to America May 5, 1661, in the
ship St. Jean Baptist and settled at Gravesend, L. I., and
afterwards removed to Staten Island. Andries Emans' four
sons were Jan. Jacobus, Andries, Jr., of Gravesend, and
Hendrick Emans of New Jersey.
Jeremiah Bennett was a soldier in the Revolutionary War
in the Second Regiment of Monmouth County, New Jersey,
and he also served in the Continental army. He fought in
the Battle of Monmouth. See Salter's History and Gen.
Stryker's Register of the Revolution. The Bennett arms,
in the words of the original patent to Sir John Bennett,
are: "Azure A fesse golde betwene iij Dymye lyons argent.
On the fesse a gonne azure betwene ij pellettes. Crest;
A castle golde with fyre flamynge owt & on the castle iij
pellettes on a wreathe argent and azure, mantled gowles
Jeremiah Bennett and Man,' Emmons his wife and
John Aitken and Lydia Bennett his wife are buried in
the cemetery at Hamilton situated about four miles west
of what is now known as Belmar, Monmouth County,
New Jersey. On Lydia Bennett Aitken's tombstone is
this verse which was composed by her son William B.
"Rest in peace thou gentle spirit
Souls like thine with God inherit
Life and Love."
76 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
John Aitken and Lydia Bennett his wife had children:
I. Ann Benford Aitken, bom June i8, 1813, died Feb-
ruary 17, 1S29.
II. Andrew Aitken, who went West when a young
III. Joseph Bennett Aitken, died young.
IV. John Aitken, Jr., married Helen Ehzabeth Barton.
(a) John Aitken, died unmarried.
(b) William Aitken, died unmarried.
(c) Elizabeth Aitken.
(d) May Aitken, married Edward B. Bensel. Child-
1. WiHiam A. Bensel, married Miss Young.
2. Helen Bensel.
V. Jeremiah Bennett Aitken.
VI. Elizabeth Lemon Aitken, bom in New York City,
March 10, 1821, died June 17, 1896, married June 12,
1848, William H. Loines, son of Richard Loines; children:
(a) Sarah Garrett Loines, married John Plenry HaU
of Portland, Conn., son of Alfred Hall and Maria
Whiting. Children :
1. Clarence Loines Hall, married Ehzabeth Coggs-
well Runk, daughter of Wilham M. Runk of
2. Grace Loines Hall, married John Cincinnatus
W^ilson of Atlanta, Georgia ; daughter, Grace Jean
(b) Lillian Loines, died young.
(c) Anna Ross Loines.
(d) Ehzabeth Carpenter Loines, married Wilham
George Wilson. Children:
1. Florence Mabel Wilson, married Ten Broeck
Monroe Terhune, son of Charles Terhune and
Florida Ten Broeck. Son: Stephen Ten Broeck
Van Rensselaer Terhune.
2. Harold Aitken Wilson, married Rose! E. Pfarrius.
Son: Harold Aitken Wilson, Jr.
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VII. Hon. William B. Aitken, second son of John Aitken
and Lydia -Bennett his wife, was bom December 24,
1810, in New York City. He was admitted to the Bar
of New York as an attorney and counsellor in the year
1832 and was a member of the Legislative Assembly in
the years 1854 and 1855. From 1S65 to 1871 he was
chief clerk of the Surrogate's Court, which in those days
carried with it the duties of Assistant Surrogate. He
was a man of very high Hterary attainments and learned
in the law. He did much charitable and hospital work
and was for many years a trustee of the old Northern
Hon. William B. Aitken and Catharine Beekman his
wife had children:
(a) A. Beekman Aitken, who died March 30, 1862, at the
age of two years, and was buried in Beekman Cemetery.
(b) Lydia Anna Aitken.
(c) EHzabeth Houghton xAitken, married Charles
Hudson Bull, a civil engineer of New York, son of
Henry Bull of Rochester, New York, bom in 1816,
in Stoke Ferry, England, and came to America in
1835, and Jane Parker his wife, bom in Liverpool,
England, in 181 5; son of Henry Bull of the distin-
gmshed Bull family of Wereham and Finchham,
England, and Elizabeth Beacraft his wife of Wis-
beach, England. Jane Parker was the daughter of
John Tavlor Parker of Wisendine, Leicestershire,
England, an officer, in the mounted Scotch Grays
under Sir Thomas Pate Hawkin, who was decorated
for bravery at Waterloo. He was the son of John
Parker, died in 1830, and Alice Taylor his wife of
Dorsetshire, England. He married on November
10, 1800, Jane Tucker Panchen of Bridport, Dor-
setshire, sister of Elizabeth Panchen, who married
John Pierrepont, the grandson of the Marquis of
Pierrepont. Chfton Banham Bull, brother of Charles
H. Bull, married Frances Moore, daughter of George
Gelston Moore of New York City.
78 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
Charles H. Bull and Elizabeth Houghton Aitken
his wife have children:
Charles Beekman Bull.
Harold Aitken Bull.
Catharine Van Dyke Bull,
(d) William Benford Aitken was bom July 21, 1867,
at his father's residence in Forty-fourth Street
near Fifth Avenue, New York, on the site of the
present building of the Bar Association. He gradu-
ated from Columbia University in 1888; entered the
Law School and School of Pohtical Science in the
same year and received the degree of M.A. in 1889
and Ph.D. in 1890. In 1890 he was admitted to
the Bar of the State of New York. He is a bank
president. His writings are A History of the Treaties
between England and the United States Concerning the
North American Fisheries, and The Dominion of
Canada, a Study of Annexation. He married on
January 20, 1897, Edith Whitman Colfax, daughter
of Albert E. Colfax. She died on November i, 1897,
leaving a daughter:
i. Edith Colfax Aitken.
William B. Aitken married, second, on February
4, 1903, Nora Hamilton Coote, daughter of Captain
C. W. M. Coote, hereinbefore mentioned. They have
ii. Beekman Aitken, bom August 26, 1905.
Albert E. Colfax, bom August 21, 1845, married Emma
Knapp. He is of a family which since the foundation of
the country has been distinguished by miHtary and civic
honors. The ancestor of the family was William Colfax
who came from England and settled in Wethersiield, Conn.,
about 1643. The town records printed in The History of
Ancient Wethersfield, Conn., by Henry R. Stiles, show that
William Colfax on June 8, 1647, bought land in Wethersfield
from Jacob Waterhouse and built a house on it in which
he resided until his death in 1661. His son Sergeant Jona-
than Cohax, born in 1659, served in many Indian and French
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campaigns and was wounded in King Philip's War in 1675.
The family is ef ancient lineage in England and its name can
be found spelled in various ways — Colefax, Colefox, Colfox,
and Colfax. Its arms are described in Burke's G enteral Armory
as: Sable on a chief argent three foxes' heads couped gu.
Crests: Out of a ducal coronet or a demi-wolf gu devouring
a hand argent, also, a deer passant.
The Colfax family removed from Wethersfield to New
London and Groton, Corm., about 1720. From George
Colfax, bom in New London, Conn., December 5, 1725, are
descended the ancestors of Albert E. Colfax stated later.
From General William Colfax of New London, Conn.,
are descended the ancestors of the late Vice-President
Genl. Wilham Colfax enlisted in a Connecticut regiment
and fought in the battle of Bunker Hill. He was woimded
three times during the war of the Revolution.
At Valley Forge he was transferred to General Washing-
ton's bodyguard of sixty-four men. The requirements for
admission to this guard were that the soldier must have been
American bom, tall, and distinguished for some act of
bravery or military experience. In dress and military
deportment the members of the guard were models for the
army. The personal appearance of General William
Colfax is described in Andrew D. MeUick's Story of an Old
Farm as follows: "He had dark hair always well powdered
and worn in a queue, a clean shaven face, a clear, florid
complexion, and beautiful blue eyes dancing with expression.
Colfax was a personal favorite of Mrs. Washington." He
married Hester or Hetty Schuyler, daughter of Casparus or
Jasper Schuyler, a cousin of the famous General Philip
Schuyler and grandson of Arent Schuyler. They lived in
the handsome Schuyler homestead near Pompton and New
Barbadoes on the Passaic River, N. J. Their son Schuyler
Colfax married Hannah Strycker, daughter of Peter Strycker,
a descendant of Jacob Gerrite Strycker who came to New
Amsterdam from Holland in 1652. They had a son, Hon.
Schuyler Colfax, the noted statesman, who was bom in
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New York City, on March 23, 1823. He was an author and
newspaper editor, Representative in Congress from 1855 to
1869 and Speaker of the House, and on March 4, 1869,
he became Vice-President of the United States.
Captain Albert E. Colfax is the son of Kimball Prince
Colfax, bom in January, 1810, died August 28, 1854, and of
DeHa Antoinette Rogers his wife, bom May 4, 1815, died
Febmary 19, 1893; and grandson of Ebenezer Colfax, Jr.,
bom September 21, 1781, and Lydia Potter his wife, bom
March 12, 1781, died January 18, 1868; and great-grandson
of Ebenezer Colfax, bom September 15, 1753, who was lost
at sea and Lucretia Hemstead his wife, bom in 1760, died
August 24, 1826. Ebenezer Colfax was the son of George
Colfax, before mentioned, of New London, Conn., bom
December 5, 1725, died March 28, 1766, and Lucy Avery-
his wife, bom January, 1728.
Lucretia Hemstead was the daughter of Joshua Hemstead
of New London, Conn., bom there in 1724 and died there
September 6, 1806, and Lydia Burch, his wife.
Joshua Hemstead enlisted at the age of fifty in Captain
Deshon's company at the time of the Lexington alarm, at
the beginning of the Revolutionary War. His name is on
the muster roll of the company in the Historical Room at
New London, Conn., on "First alarm List Company in
3rd Regiment of Militia State of Conn., under Com-
mand of Captain Deshon, dated June 26, 1782, and made
out in accordance with the Proclamation of his Excellency
Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., Governor-General and Comman-
der in Chief of the State of Conn., dated April 9, 1779. "
Lucy Avery, wife of George Colfax, was the daughter of
Colonel Ebenezer Avery, bom March 17, 1704, died May,
1780, who was Lieutenant-Colonel of Connecticut Militia in
the Revolutionary War, and of Lucy Latham his wife, bom
May 21, 1709, died May 2, 1757, daughter of Jonathan
Latham of Groton, Conn. Colonel Ebenezer Averv- was
the son of James Avery 3d, bom April 20, 1673, at New
London, Conn., died September 18, 1754, who married at
New London, Conn., Mary Griswold, daughter of Matthew
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 8 1
Griswold of "Black Hall," Lyme, Conn., the founder of
the town of Lyme, and of Hannah Wolcott his wife; son
of James Avery, Jr., bom at Gloucester, Mass., December
15, 1646, died at Groton, Conn., August 22, 1738. He was
Lieutenant in the Connecticut Colonial Militia. He mar-
ried at New London, Conn., on February 20, 1669, Deborah
Sterling, daughter of Edward SterHng of New London, Conn.,
and Margaret his wife. This name was probably Sterling,
but it has caused considerable confusion to historians;
some of them called his wife Deborah SatUyou, others give
the name Deborah Stallon. They resided on the Groton
side of the Thames River, Conn. He was the son of Cap-
tain James Avery of New London, Conn., bom in Salisbury,
County of Wilts, England, in 1620, died in New London,
Conn., in 1694. He came to America in 1630, with his
father Christopher Avery of Gloucester, Mass., and after-
wards New London, Conn., with Governor John Winthrop
in the ship Arabella and landed at Salem, Mass., on June
12, 1630. Christopher Avery was bom in 1589 in Salisbiuy,
Cotinty of Wilts, England, of a very ancient and distin-
guished family. The arms of the family are: Gules, a fesse
between three besants or. Crest: Two Hons gambs or
supporting a besant. Motto: "FideHs." He was a Select-
man of Gloucester, Mass., from 1646 to 1654 and freeman
and townsman of the Colony of New London, in October,
1669. He died in New London on March 12, 1679. His
son Captain James Avery was agent for the Crovsm in New
London in 1659. He married on November 10, 1643,
Johanna Greenslade of Boston, Mass., bom in 1622, died
in 1669. This marriage was recorded in Gloucester, Mass.
He was successively Ensign, Lieutenant, and Captain of the
" Trainband ' ' of New London. He was twelve times Deputy
to the General Court from 1668 to 1690 and a Judge. He
was Lieutenant and afterwards Captain in King Philip's
War and served with great distinction in the Swamp Fight
on December 19, 1675, in command of the volunteers from
New London, Stonington, and Norwich. In 1676 he was
Captain of one of the four companies of volunteers which
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protected the frontiers. — Hubbard's Narrative, pages 125 to
Lydia Potter, wife of Ebenezer Colfax, was the daughter,
bom March 12, 1781, of Joshua Potter of Rhode Island
and Lydia Coit his wife, bom April, 1759, whom he married
May 4, 1780. She was the daughter of Samuel Coit, bom
October 14, 1726, died in November, 1792, who on Febmary
18, 1753, married Elizabeth Richards. Samuel Coit, son of
John Coit, was descended from the Coits of Coity Castle,
the seat in IC91 of Paymus de Tuberville, one of the Twelve
Norman Knights, situated a mile north of Penbout on Ogor,
Wales. They bore arms: Sable on a chevron between
three spears heads argent, three cross crosslets of the first.
Crest: A forearm emerging from flames holding a
Motto: "Virtus sola nobilitat."
John Coit, the ancestor of the family in America, came
from Glamorganshire, Wales, before 1638, when he settled
in Salem. In 1644 he removed to Gloucester, Mass., where
he was Selectman in 1648. In 1650 he removed to New
London where he received a grant of land near that of
James Avery — spelled "Avereye" in his grant, — who was also
from Gloucester. He married Mary Gammers or Jenners,
of England, and had four children. Their son Deacon
Joseph Coit married on July 15, 1667, Martha Harris of
Wethersfield, a daughter of William Harris, and had a son
John Coit, bom December i, 1670, who married Mehitable
Chandler, bom August 24, 1673, died November 3, 1758,
daughter of John Chandler of Woodstock, who was the son
of William Chandler, one of the first settlers of Roxbury,
Mass. Their son John Coit was bom in New London,
Conn., May 26, 1696. He was Town Clerk there in 1758.
He married on Jvdy 2, 17 19, Grace Christophers, bom
November 14, 1698, died November 9, 1745, daughter of
Richard Christophers and Grace Turner, daughter of John
Turner of Scituate and Mary Brewster his wife, grand-
daughter of William Brewster the Mayflower passenger.
She was his second wife whom he married after the death of
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his first wife, Lucretia Bradley. His two wives were cousins
and both granddaughters of Jonathan Brewster.
Richard Christophers was assistant in 1703 to the General
Court of the Colony. He was Judge of the County Court
and Court of Probate. He died June 9, 1726, leaving a
large estate. On the day of his funeral "the great ship
fired twenty-six great guns half minutes distance. " He was
bom July 13, 1662, at Cherston Ferrers near Dartmouth,
Devonshire, England, and came to America in 1665 "^"^th his
father, Christopher Christophers. References to the Chris-
tophers and Coit famihes may be found in Holister's History
of Connecticut and Miss Calkins's History of New Lo-ndon.
JVIary Brewster, wife of John Turner, was the daughter of
Jonathan Brewster and Lucretia his wife, and granddaugh-
ter of Elder Wilham Brewster, founder of the Plymouth
Colony, who died in 1644.
Elder WilHam Brewster was bom about 1560, at Scrooby,
England. He was educated at Cambridge University and
became an attache in the suite of Wilham Davidson the
EngUsh Ambassador to the Court of Holland, and after-
wards with him suffered the displeasure of Queen Elizabeth.
After spending some time in Leyden he came to America in
the Mayfiozver, which landed at Plymouth Rock on December
21, 1620. His wife's name was Mary and she was known as
"Dame Brewster." They had three sons, Jonathan,
Wrestling, and Love, and four daughters, one of whom was
The following interesting account is from Governor Brad-
ford's list of Mayflower passengers:
"The names of those which came over first in ye year
1620 and were (by the blessing of God) the first beginners
and (in a sort) the foundation of all the plantations and
Colonies in New England (and their famihes)."
"Mr. Wilham Brewster, Mary his wife with 2 sons
whose names were Love and Wrasling and a boy was put
to him called Richard More and another of his brothers the
rest of his children were left behind and came over after-
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"Mr. Brewster lived to very old age; about .80. years he
was when he dyed, having lived some .23. or .24. years here
in ye countrie & though his wife dyed long before she
died aged. His son Wrastle dyed a yonge man unmarried;
his son Love lived till this year .1650. and dyed and left
4 children now living. His doughters which came over
after him, are dead but have left Sundry children alive;
his eldest son (Jonathan) is still living and hath .9. or .10.
children, one marled, who hath a child or 2. "
Elder William Brewster was Chaplain of the first Military
Company organized at Plymouth under command of Cap-
tain Myles Standish. He served in the Indian wars. His
son Jonathan Brewster was a member of the same company
and took part in the Pequot War.
Albert E. Colfax went to the front in 1861 with the 22d
Regiment of New York, in the War of the Rebellion. He
was afterwards commissioned Captain of one of its companies.
Captain Albert E. Colfax and Emma Knapp his wife had
i. Edith Whitman Colfax, married on January 20,
1897, William B. Aitken, son of William B. Aitken
and Catharine Beekman his wife. She died
November i, 1897, leaving a daughter, Edith
ii. Natalie Colfax, married Norman M. Burrell,
son of Rev. Dr. David James Burrell, a minister of
the Dutch Reformed Church in New York City.
a-VI . Martha Beekman, daughter of Christopher Beek-
man and Martha Veghte his wife, bom March 13,
1776, died December 28, 1853, married November
7, 1795, Francis Van Dyke Hagaman, bom March
14, 1776, died December 21, 1817, son of Abraham
Hagaman, and lived at Lamington, N. J. Chil-
1. Mary Hagaman, died in 18 17 in her nineteenth
2. Dennis Hagaman, bom June 11, 1797, married on
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May 24, 1820, Catherine Brooks of White House,
3. Christopher Hagaman, bom July 29, 1803,
married Emiline Fariey in 1 853 and had six children :
(a) Martha Hagaman.
(b) Abram Hagaman.
(c) CaUie Hagaman.
(d) Emma Hagaman.
(e) Christopher Hagaman
(f) Robert Hagaman.
4. John Hagaman, bom February 10, 1810, married
February 22, 1832, Elsie A. LargeHo.
5. Rev. Abraham Hagaman, bom October 16,
1807, died February 14, 1885, married Louisa
CoUins, nee Dunbar, of Natchez, Miss. He was a
Presbyterian minister of the church at Jackson,
La., and afterwards of a church in St. Louis, Mo.
Their daughter, Louisa Anna Hagaman, bom
November i, 1837, married Franklin M. Baker,
bom April 15, 1833, died December 21, 1887.
Daughter: Halhe Baker of St. Louis, Mo.
a-VIL Elizabeth Beekman, baptized January, 1770,
a-VIIL Magdalena Beekman, married Aaron Long-
street and lived on an estate of 260 acres near Lam-
ington Church, N. J. They had six children:
I. Catharine Longstreet, married on February 18,
1825, John B. Vanderbeek, bom October 11, 1797,
died April 7, 1S79. He Hved across the river
opposite the Longstreet place and was the son of
Andrew Vanderbeek, bom May 7, 1760, and Althea
Barcalow his wife, bom in 1762. This family
was descended from the nobihty of Germany and
the Netherlands. In 11 62 Emperor Frederick Bar-
barossa presented a coat of arms to "his Knight,
Sir Vanderbeek." The ancestors of the family, who
came from Severn, Westphalia, to America about
the year 1645, were Paulus Vanderbeek and Rem
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Jansen Vanderbeek, who married Janneti, daughter
of Joris Jansen de Rapale or Rapalye and Catalyn-
tie Trico his wife who came from Rochelle, France,
to America in 1623. It is said that Rem Jansen
Vanderbeek was so prominent a man and had
such a large and much talked of funeral, that some
of his descendants, from that time on, took his
first name Rem and called themselves Remsen,
instead of Vanderbeek, and that the Remsen family
John B. Vanderbeek and Catharine Longstreet
his wife had children:
(a) Elizabeth Vanderbeek, married Colonel Ar-
thur S. Ten Eyck, of Long Branch, N. J.
(b) Horace A. Vanderbeek, who lived on the old
(c) J. Newton Vanderbeek, bom September 13,
1833, in Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon
County, N. J., who married on October 10,
1866, Gertrude Blauvelt, daughter of the Rev.
Dr. W. W. Blauvelt of the Presbyterian Church
at Lamington, N. J., and sister of Rev. George
M. S. Blauvelt of Roselle, N. J., and had chil-
(i) Laura Vanderbeek.
(2) Wilham Warren Vanderbeek.
(3) Frank Holmes Vanderbeek, who was clerk
of the Chancery Court of N. J.
(d) Emily L. Vanderbeek, who married WiUiam
S. Potter, a merchant of Somerville, N. J.
.(e) Anna Maria Vanderbeek, who married on
June 9, 1864, Hon. Alvah Clark of Somerville,
who was bom September 13, 1840, in Lebanon,
Hunterdon County, N. J., and is the son of
Samuel Clark. Children:
(i) Katherine Clark, bom October 27, 1867,
married Hon. C. A. Reed.
(2) Madeline Clark.
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(3) Eugene Clark.
2. James Longstreet, died in infancy.
3. Magdalena Longstreet.
4. Eliza Longstreet, married Stillwell, of Somer-
ville, N. J., who had a son, Dr. Stillwell of that place.
5. Anna Longstreet, married Lewis Manning.
6. Emily Longstreet, married Duyckinck and
moved to Cecil County, Mar>dand.
-IX. Alary Beekman, daughter of Christopher Beek-
man and Martha Veghte, bom December 25, 178c,
married Captain Christopher Barkalow, son of Daniel
Barkalow, bom March 5, 1774; ^ descendant of Wil-
helmus Janse Barkelo of Barculo in the Earldom of
Zutphen, Province of Guelderland, who came to Amer-
ica in 1662. They lived at Middlebush, N. J., and
afterwards in the Stirling mansion at Basking Ridge,
N. J., built in 1761, by Lord Stirling, who was Colonel
of the first battalion formed in New Jersey on Novem-
ber 7, 1775, and afterward General in the Revolu-
tionary Army. General William Alexander, "Lord
Stirling," was taken a prisoner in August, 1776, and
released later in the year. In June, 1777, he was
defeated in a skirmish at Elizabethtown, N. J., and
lost three hundred men. At the battle of Brandy-
wine he was defeated by Lord ComwaUis. Lord
Sterling had an iron foundry at Hibemia Furnace
near Morristown, N. J., in which he made cannon
balls and shot for the American army. He was a
zealous patriot. The Stirling mansion, partly rebuilt,
is stiU in the possession of the Barkalow family.
(i) Eliza Barkalow, bom July 31, 1800, married
John Stryker. Children :
a. Mary Stryker, married Smith Salter. Chil-
1. Eliza Salter.
2. Edwin Salter, was killed in the Civil War.
b. Josiah Stryker, married Miss Whitenack.
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c. John Stryker.
(ii) Martha Barkalow, bom January, 1802, married
Simon Van Dyke. Children:
a. Mary Van Dyke, married Rev. Edward W-
b. Elizabeth Van Dyke, married Martin Cruser.
c. Lydia Van Dyke, died unmarried.
d. John Van Dyke, married Helen GuHck.
e. Martha Van Dyke, married Gratz Stryckler.
(iii) Mary Barkalow, bom June 23, 1806, married
Dr. Israel Vail, bom in 1794, died November 13,
1862. They Hved at Virden, Illinois. Children:
a. Anna Maria Vail, died October 19, 1865,
married George Fortune of England and removed
to Virden, IlHnois. He died March 4, 1888.
Charles Fortune, died September, 1899, married
Minnie Cowen. Children:
1. Cynthia Charles Fortune.
2. George Fortune, Jr.
b. Oscar Vail, died September 5, 1906, unmarried.
c. Christopher Barcalow Vail, married Ann M.
WilHams. They have a daughter, Florence
d. Martha Vail, married Guy M. Chedister, of
Morris County, New Jersey. Children:
1. Mary L. Chedister, married J. Ota Clem-
mens. Children :
(a) Gregory Clemmens, married Jime 10,
1910, Ida Alderson.
(b) Lynn Clemmens.
(c) Edith Clemmens.
(d) Evelyn Clemmens.
2. Sarah Martha Chedister, married June i.
1898, Alva Ross and has a daughter, Charlotte
e. Daniel Vail, who died in 1909, married Laura
C. Hilton. She died in 1908. Children:
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1. Nelson Scudder Vail, married on July 18,
1907, Ella Davis of Murphysboro, Illinois.
2. Clarence Vail.
f. MaHnda Vail, married George Robinett. They
removed to Missouri where she died leavint^
1. Anna Robinett, married Walter Adams.
2. NeUie Robinett, married Charles Davis.
3. Ida Robinett, married Potter.
(iv) Ann Barkalow, bom December, 1803, married
Caxl Cross. Children:
a. Abraham Littleton Cross, married Fannie
1. Mary Ann Cross, married Edward S. T.
2. Ann L. Cross, married Harry W. Barkley,
and had one son, Littleton Cross Barkley.
b. Mary Ann Cross, married William L. Tunis.
1. Martha Heath Tunis, married Gray.
2. Louise Tunis.
c. Emily Cross.
d. Helen Cross.
e. Christopher Barkalow Cross, married Hattie
Battell. They have a daughter, Emily Cross,
who married Frederick Dewey.
(v) Daniel Barkalow, bom May 16, 180S, married
Henrietta Swartwout. Children :
a. Judge John Swartwout Barkalow of Paterson,
N. J., married Esther E. Dickey. Children:
1. Sidney Barkalow.
2. Daniel Barkalow, married Harriet Mc-
Muimy and had a daughter: Esther Barkalow.
3. Henrietta Barkalow, married David Magie.
Their daughter is Ethel Magie.
b. Caroline Barkalow, married WiUiani T. Van
I. Mary Van Buren.
90 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
2. Daniel Van Buren, married Mary Gutherson,
Child: Robert Tumbull Van Buren.
3. Deborah Van Buren, married Rev. Dr.
Alson Bailey. Children:
(a) Alson Bailey, Jr.
(b) Daniel Carl Bailey.
(c) John Bailey.
4. William Van Buren, married Mary Helen
Geary and had a daughter, CaroHne Swartwout
(vi) ComeHus Barkalow, bom January 9, 181 1,
married CaroHne Vail. Children:
a. Israel Barkalow, married Bertha Bender. Child:
Frederic Sterling Barkalow.
b. Virginia Barkalow, married John Baird. Chil-
1. CaroHne V. Baird, married Charles Sanders.
(a) Victor Sanders.
(b) Everitt Sanders.
2. ComeHus Barkalow Baird, married Lillian
Lane. Children :
(a) Elsie Baird.
(b) Raymond Baird.
• (c) Louise Baird.
3. Irma Baird.
(vii) Christopher Barkalow, bom March 31, 1817,
married Mary T. Huff, daughter of Brogun T.
Huff of Somerville, N. J. Children:
a. Mary Beekman Barkalow.
b. EHzabeth Barkalow.
c. Margaret Barkalow, married Eugene Van
I. Mary Barkalow Van Dom, married L. F.
(a) Adele Garrabrant.
(b) Robert B. Garrabrant, married Nellie
Bailey. Children :
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Robert Bailey Garrabrant.
2. Selina Adelaide Van Dom, married Samuel
Dayton. Children :
(a) iVIargaret Elinor Dayton.
(b) Elsie L. Dayton.
(c) Harold Van Dom Dayton
3. Ferdinand Van Dom, married Evelyn Evens.
4. Elizabeth Van Dom, married Daniel Bal-
(a) Berkeley Ballantine.
(b) James E. Ballantine.
(c) Arthur Lewis Ballantine.
(d) Frank Alexander Ballantine.
5. Margaret Van Dom, married Arthur Lewis.
Their son is Arthur Lewis, Jr.
6. Jersey Bancker Van Dom, married James
O'Neil. Son, James D. O'Neil.
7. WilKam Dudley Van Dom, married Jan-
ette Culberson. Children;
(a) Margaret Van Dom.
(b) Hannah Van Dom.
(c) Janette L. Van Dom.
(viii) Susan Barkalow, bom November 12, 18 12, mar-
ried Charles Dowden, bom in England. Children :
a. Charles Henr}' Dowden, married Margaret E.
b. Selina Adelaide Dowden, married John H.
1. Charles Dowden McCracken, married in
1908, Bessie Holcomb.
2. Frederick Beekman McCracken.
3. Mar}^ Elizabeth McCracken, married in
1910, William Newell. Son:
William Wells Newell, bom January 3, 19 12.
c. George A. Dowden, married, first, in 1873,
Martha Anderson and had children:
I. Florence Anderson Dowden.
92 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
2. Willis GiiTord Dowden, married Clara Sea-
man. Their son is Arnold Willis Dowden.
3. George Edward Dowden.
4. Dawson Dowden, married Elsie Ruckel-
haus. Child, Ada Isabella Dowden.
5. Elsie Dowden.
George A. Dowden married, second, in 1886,
Cora Baylis. Children:
6. Harold Van Dyke Dowden.
7. Helen Dowden.
8. Maud M. Dowden.
d. Henrietta Dowden, married Pyramus H. Gidick.
(Lx) Catherine Barkalow, bom November 14, 1814,
married Abraham Van Dervoort, a descendant of
Michael Paulus Van Dervoort, who on November
18, 1640, married Marritie De RapaUe, bom March
II, 1627, daughter of Joris De RapaUe and his
wife Catalyntie Trico (descendant of Gaspard de
Rapalje, bom in France at ChatiUon-sur-Loire in
1505), and came to America from RocheUe, France,
in 1623 and settled in Breucklen, now called Brook-
lyn, N. Y.
Catelyn Trico was one of the first settlers on Manhattan
Island, according to her testimony in 1688, printed in New
York Historical Documents as follows :
"Catelyn Trico doth Testify and Declare that in ye year
1623, she came into this country with a Ship called ye
Unity, whereof was commander Arien Jorise belonging to ye
West India Company, being ye first ship yt came here for
ye s'? Company.
"As soon as they came to Mannatans, now called N.Yorke,
they sent Two families and six men to Hartford River, and
Two Families and Eight men to Delaware River, and eight
men they left at N. Yorke to take Possession, and ye Rest
of ye Passengers went with ye Ship as farr as Albany which
they then called fort Orange.—
" Ye s"" Deponent Hved in Albany three years, all which
time ye Indians were all as quiet as Lambs and came and
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 93
Traded with all ye Freedom Imaginable; in ye year 1626,
ye Deponent came from Albany and settled at N. Yorke
where she Uved afterwards for many years and then came to
Abraham Van Dervoort and Catherine Barkalow
had children :
a. Christopher Barkalow Van Dervoort, married
EUzabeth Ryerson. Children:
1. Abraham R. Van Dervoort, married Cora
C. Gariick. Child, Beatrice E. Van Dervoort.
2. John Van Dervoort.
3. Elizabeth Van Dervoort, married James F.
Cox. Children :
(a) Russell V. Cox.
(b) James F. Cox., Jr.
4. Clarence Van Dervoort.
b. Mary Van Dervoort, m.arried Robert Crawford.
1. Jennie Crawford, married George S. Farris.
Their son is Robert Farris.
2. James B. Crawford.
3. Elizabeth Crawford.
4. Cora Crawford.
c. Ellen R. Van Dervoort, died yoimg.
d. Catherine Van Dervoort, died young.
e. John N. Van Dervoort, died young.
f. Jennie Van Dervoort, married Abram A. Ryer-
1 . Arthur Ryerson.
2. Cornelius Ryerson, married Mabel Fonten.
3. David E. Ryerson, married Anna Umbach.
Their child is Edna P. Ryerson.
(x) William Theodore Barkalow, bom March 23, 1819.
II. Gerardus Beekman, son of Gerardus Christopher
Beekman, bom in 1735, died in 182 1, married Aeltje
Griggs and lived at Six Mile Run, N. J.
III. Abraham Beekman of Griggstown, N. J., bom
July 27, 1739, died March 25. 1817. and was buried in
94 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
Beekman Cemetery. He married May 3, 1776, Ann
Voorhees, who died May 25, 181 7, at the age of sixty-
five years. She was the daughter of Garret Voorhees
and NelUe Nevius his wife of Middlebush, N. J., whose
house was destroyed by the British iinder Colonel
Simcoe on his retreat from Millstone after destroying
the court-house there and burning the old Dutch
church. They had children :
(i) Gerardus Beekman, died February 28, 1805,
unmarried, and was buried in Beekman Cemetery.
(2) Ellen, or Nelly, Beekman, bom December 17, 1779,
died November 12, 1865, married October 5, 1805,
Jacob Quick of Ten Mile Run, N. J., baptized June
20, 1772, son of Colonel Abraham Quick and Charity
Bergen his wife, and grandson of Tunis Qtiick.
Colonel Abraham Quick was an officer of the' Revolu-
tionary Army. He was bom February i, 1732, died
May 25, 1805, and was buried in the graveyard at
Franklin Park, N. J., on the road leading to the sand
hills. V/hen, in early Januar\', 1777, after the battle
of Trenton,' General Washington was on his way from
Princeton to Morristown, he stayed over night at the
house of Colonel Abraham Quick at Lower Ten Mile
Run. The following day the British were in pursuit
of Washington and some of the British officers
stopped at Colonel Quick's house and commanded
his wife Charity Quick to prepare dinner for them,
and tried to find out from her what conversation she
had had with General Washington and what his plans
were. Failing in this they threatened her and de-
scribed the horrible things which they would do to
Colonel Quick when they found him, which they said
they surely would do very soon. This so incensed
Charity Quick that she finally declared, "If I thought
you would do as you say I would poison every one of
you." This put the British officers on their guard
and before they would eat any of the dinner prepared
for them they compelled faithful Charity Quick to
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 95
eat a mouthful from each dish. This interesting
story is from manuscript and diaries in the possession
of her great-great-grandson Martin Schenck Garret-
son. Jacob Quick and Ellen Beekman his wife had
(A) Ann Quick, married Martin Schenck Garret-
son. Children :
(i) John M. Garretson, married Catharine Eliza
Garretson. He had an estate at Lower Ten
Mile Run, N. J. The window sashes in the
large part of the house and the balustrade in the
hall were from the old Beekman house at Pearl
and Beekman Streets, New York City, which
was taken down about 1840. He was Judge of
the Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County.
1. Ella Brown Garretson, married Edward
Voorhees. Children :
(a) Marion Voorhees, died in infancy.
(b) Edward LeRoy Voorhees.
(c) Romeyn Voorhees.
(d) Kenneth Voorhees.
(e) Kathryn Beekman Voorhees.
2. Martin Schenck Garretson.
3. Charles Beekman Garretson, married Ger-
trude Evans. Children :
(a) Warren Evans.
(b) Carl Beekman Evans.
4. John F. Garretson, married Emm.a Hagaman.
(a) John Martin Garretson.
(b) Ruth Garretson.
(c) Herbert Garretson.
5. Annie Brown Garretson, married Alvah
Miller. They had a daughter, Marjorie Miller.
(ii) Abram Quick Garretson, married Josephine
Boker. He was a graduate of Rutgers College,
Class of 1862, and of Han.-ard Law School. He
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practised law in Jersey City and was Prose-
- cutor of Common Pleas for Hudson County,
N. J. ; Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and
Judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
He lived in a large mansion at Morris Plains,
1. Leland Garretson.
2. Joseph Garretson.
3. Helen Garretson.
(B) Garetta Quick, daughter of Jacob Quick, bom
at Ten Mile Run, N. J., on January 27, 1812,
married Matthew Brown, son of Andrew Brown,
bom at Six Mile Run, N. J., on May 3, 1808.
(a) Ellen Quick Brown, bora March 16, 1836,
died April 13, 1863, unmarried.
(b) Andrew Brown, bora October 12, 1838,
died March 27, 1840.
(c) Annie Mellona Brown, bora August 18, 1849,
died June 21, 1851.
(C) Catharine Quick, died in 1865, unmarried.
(D) Abram Quick, died young.
(3) John A. Beekman, bom Febmary 3, 1782, died
September 21, 1829, by a tree falling on him; mar-
ried October 12, 1808, Johanna Nevius, daughter of
Peter Nevius and Jane his wife; she died May 6, 18 14,
and is buried in Beekman Cemetery. They had
(i) Abraham J. Beekman, bom September 8, 1810,
married on March 7, 1837, Catharine B. Schoon-
maker, daughter of James Schoonmaker, and had
(a) Johanna Beekman, bora March 5, 1839,
who on Septembers, 1866, married Jacob Bergen.
Abraham Beekman Bergen, bom March 29, 1871.
(b) Gertrade Alletta Beekman, bom May 7, 1844,
died unmarried on November 24, 1872.
THE SEEK MAN FAMILY 97
(c) Catharine Elizabeth Beekman, who married
on October 15, 1874, Prof. John C. Smock of
Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J.
After the death of his wife, Johanna Nevius, on
May 6, 1814, John A. Beekman married on April
8, 1818, Aletta Rapelye, daughter of Jerome Rapelye
and Susanna Van Nest his wife of Raritan, N. J., who
lived until June 1 87 1 . She was buried in the Beekman
Cemetery. Their children were :
(ii) Cornelia Beekman, bom November 23, 1820,
married on September 15, 1868, Rev. Goyn Tal-
mage of Rhinebeck, N. Y. She was his second
wife, he having been first married to her sister.
He was a brother of Rev. T. DeWitt Tahnage, D.D.,
and of Col. Daniel Talmage, whose son John F.
Talmage married Isabella Van Sickle and had sons :
Daniel Talmage and Robert S. Talmage of New
(iii) Alma Beekman, bom April 28, 1825, married
the Rev. Goyn Talmage, Children:
a. John B. Talmage, bom July 21, 1847. b. Mary
ComeHa Talmage. c. Goyn A. Talmage. d.
Anna Louisa Talmage. e. Cornelia Talmage.
(4) Abraham A. Beekman, son of Abraham Beekman
and Ann Voorhees, his wife, bora January 12, 1784,
died August 20, 1862, married, 1806, Matilda Nevius,
born September 5, 1789, died January 8, 1873,
daughter of Peter L. Nevius, and Hved at Millstone,
New Jersey. They had children:
(i) Peter Nevius Beekman, bora March 27, 1808,
married, first, on January 28, 1835, Ann Elizabeth
Duryee, daughter of Colonel Henr>' Duryee of
Blawenburg, N. J., bom August 6, 181 2, died
January- 2, 1837. He married, second, on January
27, 1841, Rachael Ann Beardslee or Beardsley,
bom March 26, 1820, died May 22, 1867, daughter
of William Beardslee of Bound Brook, N. J.
Thev had children:
98 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(a) Matilda Beekman, bom December 4, 1841,
married on November 3, 1 863, Ferdinand Schenck
Wilson, son of Henry Wilson, and had children :
1. Rev. Ferdinand Schenck Wilson, married
Margaret Taylor, daughter of Dr. Sewell
Taylor of Millstone and had a son, Sewell
2. Peter Beekman Schenck Wilson, bom No-
vember II, 1865.
3. Elmer Wilson, bom December 22, 1S68.
(b) Frances Maria Beekman, bom June 7, 1844.
(c) Sarah Emma Beekman, bom August 12, 1848,
died May 22, 1856.
(d) Abraham A. Beekman of Paterson, N. J.,
bom October 17, 1861, married March 14,
1883, Jane Elizabeth Garretson, daughter of
Peter G. Garretson and Catharine Smith his
wife, of East Millstone, N. J. Children:
1. Frances M. Beekman, bom October 3, 1884,
married George Arthur Hilton on February
2. Abraham Russell Beekman, bom November
3. Gerald Beekman, died young.
(5) Ralph Voorhees Beekman, bom December 17,
1785, died June 30, 1833, married October 29, 1809,
Elizabeth H. Ten Broeck.
(6) Jacob Beekman, bom December 17, 1787, married
on February 14, 1813, Sarah Garretson, sister of
Martin Garretson and of John Garretson. They
made their home in Michigan. Children :
(i) Johanna Beekman.
(ii) Phoebe Beekman.
(iii) Ellen Beekman.
(iv) Sarah Beekman.
(v) James Spence Cannon Beekman.
(vi) Elizabeth Beekman, married Aaron Rawles.
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1 . Henry Rawles.
2. General Jacob Beekman Rawles, U. S. A., mar-
ried Phcebe Garretson, daughter of Rev. John
Garretson, brother of Sarah Garretson Beekman.
(vii) John Beekman.
(viii) Caroline Beekman.
(7) Isaac Beekman, bom September 14, 1790, died
vmmarried on September 10, 1833.
(8) Catharine A. Beekman, died unmarried.
(9) Ann Beekman, born August 2, 1797, died single
in September, 1828.
IV. Mary Beekman, daughter of Gerardus Christopher
Beekman and Catharine Van Dyke his wife, bom in
1733, died in 1809; married Thomas Skillman, bom in
1727, son of Isaac Skillman, bom in 1706, a descendant
of Thomas Skillman who came to America with the
Enghsh forces in 1664, as a musician in the army, and
took part in the capture of New York from the Dutch.
He settled in Long Island, in 1668. They lived at
Harhngen, N. J. Both are buried in the Beekman
Cemetery. They had children:
(i) John SkiUman, bom in 1753.
(ii) Gerardus Beekman Skillman, bom at Harlingen,
N. J., September 20, 1754, named for his grandfather,
Gerardus Beekman. He was a light horse trooper in
the Revolutionary War. He married in 1780 Jane
Van Dyke of Rocky Hill, N. J., daughter of Jan Van
Dyke, son of Jan Van Dyke, who was the grandson of
Jan Thomasse Van Dyke. Gerardus Beekman Skill-
man and Jane Van Dyke his mle had children:
(1) Mary Skillman, bom in 1782.
(2) John Van Dyke Skillman, bom in 1 783, married
Rachel Holhngshead and moved to Illinois.
(3) Joseph Skillman, bom in 1785, married and had
Abraham Van Arsdalen Skillman, bom Febru-
ary 12, 1812, died May 3, 1872, married Anna
Cornelia Van Dyke, bom August 14, 1829, the
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daughter of William Van Dyke of Harlingen and
Blawenburg, N. J., and Catharine Skillman, his
wife, daughter of Abraham Skillman, bom
December 2, 1804, married December 11, 1823.
Abraham Van Arsdalen Skillman and his wife
Anna Cornelia Van Dyke occupied the old Skill-
man homestead at Harlingen, N. J.
William Van Dyke and Catharine Skillman
his wife had children:
(a) Abraham Skillman Van Dyke, bom July 25,
(b) Ralph Roehf Van Dyke, bom December 5,
(c) Anna Cornelia Van Dyke, bom August 14,
1829, married Abraham V. A. Skillman above
(d) Lucretia Van Dyke, bom August 17,
(e) Peter Van Dyke, bora July 17, 1840.
(f ) John Berrian Van Dyke, bom November 24,
(4) Peter Skillman, bom in 1787.
(5) Gerardus Skillman, bom in 1788.
(6) Charity Skillman, bom in 1789, married Jona-
than Everett of Philadelphia, Pa.
(7) Catharine Skillman.
v(iii) Thomas Skillman, the third child of Thomas
Skillman and Mary Beekman, his wife, bom February
10, 1756, married Elizabeth Strycker, bom in 1759,
daughter of Hendrick Strycker and Catharine his
wife, and lived at Rocky Hill, N. J. He was a soldier
in the Revolutionary War. Children:
(l) Mary Skillman, bom Febmary 22, 1779, married
John M. Nevius, son of Martin Nevius and Sarah
Stothoff, his wife, a descendant from Johannes
Nevius, a Schepen of New Amsterdam whose grand-
son Petms removed from Flatbush, L. I., with his
four children, Peter P., Martin, David and Wil-
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY loi
helmina. John M. Nevius and AIar>' Skillman
his wife had children :
(a) Sarah Nevius, bom March ii, 1802.
(b) Eliza Ann Nevius, bom May 25, 1805.
(c) Martin Ne-vius, bora in 1809.
(d) Mary Nevius, bom November 15, 18 10,
married Peter Stryker.
(e) Johanna Nevius, bom September 15, 1815.
(f) Catharine Nevius, bom May 8, 1821, married
James Van Zandt.
(2) Hendrick Skillman, bom in 1780.
(3) John Skillman, bom June 2, 1782, married, first,
Mary Ann AlcCaraher, bom August 9, 1787,
died April 26, 1834, daughter of Alexander McCara-
her; and had children:
(a) Thomas Skillman, died young.
(b) Thomas Skillman, bom April 15, 1810, mar-
ried Sarah Stout, daughter of John Stout. He
was a merchant at Rocky Hill, N. J.
(c) James Skillman, died young.
(d) Elizabeth Skillman, bom June 12, 1813,
married May 7, 1834, Peleg H. Barker.
(e) Mary SkiUman, bom December 8, 18 16,
married Isaac Vanderveer of Rock-y Hill, N. J.
(f) Henry J. Skillman, bom February 16,
1819, married Anna Van Pelt, and had a
CaroHne Skillman, married Amos Sutphen.
(g) James Skilknan, bom September i, 1821.
(h) Margaretta Skillman, bom March 26, 1824,
died June 10, 1897, married February 7, 1844,
Henry Van Dyke,
(i) Sarah Skillman, bom February 9, 1826,
married William H. Cox and had children:
1. Ella Cox, married Wallace Lanning.
2. Mary Cox, married McCoy.
3. James H. Cox.
4. Luther Cox.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
John Skillman married, second, Martha Van
(4) Catharine Skillman, bom in 1784, married Cor-
(5) Thomas Skillman, bom in 1786.
(6) Abraham Skillman, born in 1788.
(7) Elizabeth Skillman, bom in 1790.
(8) Anna Skillman, bom February 27, 1797.
married Luther Stevens of Lexington, Ky.
(iv) Ann Skillman, daughter of Thomas Skillman and
Mary Beekman, bom August 20, 1757, married
Abraham Van Pelt, grandson of Johannes Van Pelt
of Six Mile Run, N. J., and great-grandson of Tevmis
Lanen Van Pelt, probably the uncle of Teuntje
Thyssen Van Pelt, who, in 1673, married Captain
Jan Janse Van Dyke. Teunis Van Pelt, with his
wife and six children, came from Luick, Netherlands,
in the ship Rosetree, in May, 1663, and settled at
Gowanus, L. L Abraham Van Pelt and his wife
Ann Skillman moved from New Jersey to Fairfax
County, Virginia. William Jones Skillman in a
genealogy of the Skillman family pubUshed in the
N. Y. Gen. and Bio. Record in 1906, says that "aroimd
their original farmhouse on the banks of BuU Run,
the hottest part of the battle of that name was fought
a century later."
(v) Abraham Skillman, bom in 1759.
(vi) Isaac Skillman, bom April 21, 1761, married,
first, CoraeHa Quick, daughter of Petms Quick, and
had children :
(a) Thomas Skillman, bom in 1796.
(b) James SkiUman, bom in 1800.
Isaac Skillman, after the death of his wife Cor-
neHa Quick, married, second, Johanna Nevius,
daughter of Martinus Nevius of Harlingen, a des-
cendant of Johannes Nevius or NeefT, who came
from Holland to America in 1652. Their children
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 103
(c) Martin Skillman, bom July 21, 1801, died May
12, 1S36, married Matilda Kershaw.
(d) Isaac Nevius Skillman, bom in 1803.
(e) John N. Skillman, bom in 1809.
(vii) Jacob Skillman, bom August 28, 1764, died
April 13, 1841, married, first, Eleanor Ten Broeck,
a descendant through Hendrick Ten Broeck, his
third son, from Wessel Ten Broeck, who came to New
Amsterdam with Peter Minuet in 1626. They had
(a) Isaac Skillman, bom in 1792.
(b) Jacob Skillman, bom in 1794.
(c) Abraham Skillman, bom in 1796.
Jacob SkiUman married, second, Mary Hagemon,
bom in 1767, died in 1854, a descendant of Adrian
Hagemon, who settled in Flatbush, L. I., in 1650.
(d) John Skillman, bom in iSoo.
(e) Ellen Skillman, baptized September 27, 1801.
(f) William Skillman, bom in 1803.
(g) Mary Skillman, bom August 26, 1804, married
in 1828 Christopher B. Voorhees and had children:
1. Jacob Skillman Voorhees, bom September 20,
2. Martha Beekman Voorhees, died young.
3. Isaac Voorhees.
(viii) Catharine Skillman, daughter of Thomas Skill-
man and Mar}.- Beekman, bom July 30, 1766, mar-
ried Peter Voorhees, grandson of Peter Voorhees, who
was a son of Abram Voorhees and Leah Voorhees
his wife and first cousin. They were both grand-
children of Jan Steven Van Voorhees and Janet
Kirshaw his wife and descended from Steven Coerte
Van Voorhees, bom in Hees, Holland, in 1600; came
to America in 1660 and settled at Flatlands, L. I.
He died Febmary 16, 1684. He was the son of
Coert Alberts Van Voorhees of Hees, near Ruinen.
It is said that the name Voorhees means "before
I04 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
Hees. " The family is entitled to arms: Quarterly,
one and four, azure a tower or; two and three, argent
a tree eradicated vert. Crest: a tower as in arms.
It is interesting to note here that the Stevens
family of New York City is descended from Steven
Coerte Van Voorhees. This is one of the many in-
stances in Dutch families where the Christian name
of the father served as a surname for the children.
A similar case was that of Mattys Lanen Van Pelt,
known as Lanen Van Pelt, who came to America in
1663. From him are descended the Lane family as
well as the Van Pelt. Another instance is that of the
Vanderbeek family whose ancestor Rem Jansen
Vanderbeek was a descendant of the noble Vander-
beek family of Germany. But when he died the
Brooklyn branch of the family called themselves
Remsen, instead of Vanderbeek. Steven Coerte Van
Voorhees had a son Lucas Stevens Van Voorhees,
known as Lucas Stevens, who had a son known as
Steven Stevens, and his son Abraham Stevenson had
a son Stephen Abraham Stevens. His son Isaac
Stevens married Rachel Baker and had a son John
B. Stevens, 1823-1891, who married Lucy Baldwin
and had children:
a. Bertha Stevens.
b. Lucy Beatrice Stevens of New York, an artist
and illustrator of books.
c. John Bright Stevens of New York, a lawyer,
married Cornelia AdeHne Dodge, great-great-
granddaughter of Major, afterwards General
Samuel Clark of the Ulster County Regiment in
the War of the Revolution. Their children are :
1. Marguerite Dodge Stevens.
2. Lucy Baldwin Stevens.
3. John Bayard Stevens,
(ix) Jacob SkiUman, bom in 1768.
(x) Cornelius Skilhnan, bom in 1771.
(xi) Mary Skillman, bom in 1772.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
V. Ann Beekman, daughter of Gerardus Christopher
Beekman -and Catharine Van Dyke his wife, married
Garret Voorhees, bom March 15, 1739, died November
16, 1 81 6. They resided at Harlingen, N. J. Children:
(A) Coert Voorhees, baptized October 4, 1761, died
in 1 816, married Jane Hogeland. Children:
(i) Garret Voorhees, baptized March 15, 1789,
married on February 4, 1815, Margaret Monfort.
(a) Harriet Voorhees, bom January 24, 18 16,
married on November 12, 1834, William Baird.
I. Margaret V. Baird, bom May 17, 1836.
Sarah Baird, bom Febmary iS, 1842.
Garret V. Baird, bom September 19, 1845.
Anna Catharine Baird, bom May 27, 1850.
Harriet Jane Baird, bom April 23, 1853.
(b) Jane Ann Voorhees, bom Febmary 27, 1818,
married December 13, 1837, Jacob Dilts. Chil-
1. Harriet Jane Dilts.
2. Mary Ann Dilts.
(c) Phoebe Voorhees, bom December 2S, 1819,
married December 19, 1838, David Shurts.
1. Garret V. Shurts, bom in 1843.
2. Margaretta Shurts, bom in 1852.
3. John K. Shurts, bom in 1857.
(d) Maria Voorhees, bom July 6, 1824, married
John W. Voorhees. Children:
I. Garret Voorhees, bom in 1846.
Jacob D. Voorhees, bom January 22, 1848.
Eleanor Voorhees, bom September 5, 1850.
Jane Voorhees, bora August 17, 1853.
Mary Carrol Voorhees, bora December 26
(2) Christopher Voorhees, baptized November 22,
1790, married Magdelen Salter. Children:
1 06 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(a) Jane Maria Voorhees, bom February 4, 1817
-(b) Ann Voorhees, born September 14, 1820.
(3) Abraham Beekman Voorhees, bom in 1793.
(4) Maria Voorhees, baptized August 9, 1795
married William C. Duryea of Blawenburg, N. J
(a) WilHam C. Duryea, bom December 3, 18 18
(b) Coert Voorhees Dury-ea, bom Febmary i,
(c) Theodore Voorhees Duryea, bom April 18,
(d) Christopher V. Duiyea, bom August 3, 1828,
(e) Ann Maria Dury-ea, bom August 3, 1828.
(5) John Voorhees, bom January 3, 1798, married
Mary Rynearson and removed to Warren County,
1. Jane Voorhees, married Noah Cory.
2. Eliza Voorhees, married Anthony L. Am-
3. George Hoagland Voorhees, bom August 14,
4. Mary Ann Voorhees.
5. John Voorhees, bom October 2, 1829, married
Mary Canine. Children:
(a) Mary Jane Voorhees, died young.
(b) John Voorhees, bom January 6, 1854, mar-
ried February 7, 1878, x\llgenette Ryan.
(c) Elbert Voorhees.
(d) Lucinda Voorhees, died young.
(e) Dora Voorhees, married Samuel J. Kent.
(f) Frank C. Voorhees.
(g) Melvin R. Voorhees.
(h) Frederick Voorhees.
6. Dr. Sylvanus R. Voorhees, bom October 31.
1 83 1, married, first, Jane E. Robinson, second,
Eliza E. Kehan.
7. Sylvester Voorhees.
8. Parthenia Voorhees. died young.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
9. Ellison Hoagland Voorhees, born April 17,
1836, married Eugenia Boyd and resided in
Gamett, Kansas. Children:
(a) Viola May Voorhees, married H. K. Herbert.
(b) Edward K. Voorhees, bom in 1862.
(c) Harry L. Voorhees, bom in 1865.
(d) Mary Voorhees, bom in 1867.
(e) Albert Voorhees, bom in 1869.
(f) Jessie Wheeler Voorhees, bom in 1873.
(g) Charles G. Voorhees, died young.
(h) Andrew Voorhees, bom in 1877.
10. William Duryea Voorhees, bom April 9, 1838,
married Sarah E. Dundy.
11. Leander Voorhees, bom May 10, 1842.
(6) Ann Voorhees, bom October 28, 1800, married
Andrew Van Deripe. Children:
1. John Van Deripe, bom March 3, 1822.
2. Jane Van Deripe, bom December 5, 1823.
3. Elizabeth Van Deripe, bom in 1828.
4. Margaret Van Deripe.
5. Magdalena Van Deripe.
6. Ellen Van Deripe.
7. Emily V'an Deripe.
8. Amanda Van Deripe.
(7) Gerardus Voorhees, died young.
(8) Jane Voorhees, married Elbert S. Dumont of
Farmer's Village, Seneca Co., N. Y. Children:
Samuel K. Dumont, married Dian Mathews.
Jane A. Dumont, married A. H. Fowler.
3. Cornelia Dumont, died young.
4. Mary Dumont.
Sarah Dumont, married xMe.xander Bounell.
Benjamin Dumont, married Louisa Dickerson.
(9) George Hoagland Voorhees, bom July 14, 1809,
Catharine Beekman, daughter of Gerardus Christo-
pher Beelanan, married, first. Joseph Vanderveer and
io8 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
had two children. She married second, Jacques John-
son and settled at White Creek, Washington County,
VII. Magdalena Beekman, married John Van Dyke.
VIII. Cornelia Beekman, married December 9, 1775,
Abraham Stryker, a descendant of Jan Strycker, who
with his wife Lambertje Suebering, two sons, and four
daughters came to America in 1652 from Ruinen,
Holland, and in 1654 settled at Flatlands, L. I.
Abraham Stryker, and ComeHa Beekman his wife had
(i) Ida Stryker, married January 12, 1800, ComeUus
Skillman, son of Thomas Skillman. He was bom
January I, 1771, and died January 12, 1853.
She died in January, 1831. Both are buried in
Beekman Cemetery. They hved at HopeweU, N.J.
(a) Abraham SkiUman, bom in 1S02, married
March i, 1827, Henrietta Stout, eldest child of
David Stout and Margaretta Weart. Children:
i. Charles Augustus Skillman, bom December
ii. Caroline Matilda Skilhnan, bom May 2, 1830.
iii. Ida Stryker Skilhnan.
iv. Mary Emma Skillman.
When General Lafayette made his last visit
to the United States in 1825, Abraham Skih-
man was one of his bodyguard during the jour-
ney through New Jersey.
(b) John Skillman, bom August i, 1805, removed
to Basil, Ohio.
(c) Peter Skillman, bom in 1808.
(d) Mary Skillman, died in infancy.
(2) Mary Stryker, married Thomas Skillman and
hved at Hopeweh, N. J. They had children:
(a) Anna Skilhnan, bom in 1804, married Er-
(b) Maria Skillman, married Mortimer Holcombe.
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(c) Cornelia Skillman, bom in 1808, married John
(d) Caroline Skillman, married Thomas Holcombe.
(e) Jacob Skillman, bom August 27, 1812, married
(f) Abraham Stryker Skillman, bora in 1814,
married Sarah Williamson.
(g) Isaac Skillman, died young.
B. Adrianus Beekman, son of Christopher Beekman
and Maria De Lanoy, baptized November 22, 1713,
married Januarys, 1745, Mary Bronson or Brownson.
C. Aaron Beekman, died in infancy.
D. Christopher Beekman, of Middlesex, who married
by Hcense dated November 12, 1741, Sarah Cox, and
had children :
(a) Catharine Beekman, married John Skillman,
son of John SkiUman bom in 1696, and cousin of
Thomas Skillman. He sold his farm which some-
time after came into the possession of Peter and
Lawrence Vanderveer, and removed to Virginia.
They had a son Christopher Skillman, who had a
Catharine Skillman, bom in Loudoim County,
Virginia, April 20, 1798, married WUHam Rodgers,
son of Nathaniel Rodgers, and had children:
I. William Skillman Rodgers, bom September
13, 1819, died October 15, 1895, who m.arried
Henrietta Parker and had children :
(i) James T. Rodgers.
(ii) Mary Katharine Rodgers, bom April 11,
1843, married Samuel Clay, Jr., of Lexington,
(iii) Samuel C. Rodgers.
(iv) Hugh W\ Rodgers.
(v) John Gano Rodgers.
2. Christopher C. Rodgers, bora May 15, 1829,
married Louisa Scott.
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3. Ann E. Rodgers, bom November 16, 1832, mar-
ried James M. Thomas.
(b) Christopher Beekman.
(c) William Beekman.
(d) James Beekman.
Christopher Beekman, son of Christopher Beek-
man and Mary De Lanoy, died in 1764, and his wife,
Sarah Cox Beekman, in 1766, married WiUiam Allen
and with him joined her daughter Catharine Skillman
in Virginia, accompanied by five of her Beekman
children, one of whom, Christopher Beekman, was
Surveyor-General of North Carolina, and afterwards
lived in Princeton, N. J., and died in New York.
The farm of John Skillman was purchased by Ruloff
Van Dyke in 1768 (see Van Dyke family).
E. Abraham Beekman of Hunterdon, baptized May
23, 1725, married June 14, 1745, Ann Guest. He
died in Trenton.
F. Cornelia Beekman, baptized March 27, 1709,
married Captain John Machett.
G. Magdalene Beekman, baptized November 14, 171 1,
married Isaac Skillman (widower and father of
Thomas Skillman, bom 1727), bom 1706, who with
John Skillman, bom 1696, were the first of the name
in New Jersey.
H. Maria Beekman, married Gerardus Beekman, the
son of Jacobus, and her first cousin. They had no
The estates of the Beekman sons and daughters were
mostly along the Millstone River, and in the neighbor-
hoods of Griggstown, Rocky Hill, and HarHngen, New
Jersey. It is interesting to note the names mentioned in
the Commissioners' description of a new road laid out
in 1748: "From the bridge at Christopher Hoagland's
to ye Great Road. From ye Bridge to Gerardus Beek-
man's land along ye road to Luke Voorhees' ; then up on
ye top of a bank to where a road enters ye lowland ; along
ye foot of the Bank to Isaac Skillman's land; along Skill-
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man's land two rods upon ye upland to John Skillman's,
along J. Skillman's land to Beadow's brook; up ye
Brook to its Falls; then upon Rulif Cowenhoven's land
to ye upland, then as ye road runs to ye top of ye bank
of a steep gtilly which enters into ye brook below ye
F ullin g mill; thence across ye field above ye giolly to
ye line between Adrian Beekman and Christopher
Beekman; thence along ye line to Robert Lettice
Hooper's land, then on ye road to James Horn's land;
thence across to ye Great Road."
lllc. Dr. WilUam Beekman, son of Colonel Gerardus
Beekman, bom August 8, 1684, died April 26, 1770,
married Catherine Peters De Lanoy, bom September
20, 1691, died December 14, 1765, a sister of Mary De
Lanoy, wife of his brother Christopher, whose farm was
near his and not far from Princeton, N. J. He was a
graduate of Princeton College and practised medicine
in New York City. Children:
(i) Cornelia Beekman, bom October 4, 1708, married
William Walton. They had no children.
(2) Magdalena Beekman, bom January 5, 171 1, died
(3) Magdalena Beekman, bom August 30, 1714, died
unmarried in 1784.
(4) Catharine Beekman, bom February 28, 171 7, died
in 1793, unmarried.
(5) Gerard WilUam Beekman, bom December 13,
1718, died October 6, 1781, married April 11, 1751,
Mary Duyckinck, baptized in 1729, died January 4,
1 791. They lived in a fine mansion near Hanover
Square, New York. She was the daughter of Gerar-
dus Duyckinck, a descendant of Evert Duyckinck,
who came to America about 1638 from Borken,
Holland. Children :
1. William Beekman, bom January 19, 1752.
2. Catharine Beekman, bom December 13, 1754,
married February 28, 1780, Isaac Cox. Children:
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(a) Isaac Beekman Cox, bom 1780, died July 4,
- 1846, married December 14, 1805, Cornelia Beek-
Abraham Beekman Cox, married Levantia White
Livingston and had children:
a. Abraham B. Cox, married Augusta Ten
b. Cornelia Cox, married Rev. D. L. Schwartz.
c. Levantia W. Cox, married Lansdale Board-
(b) John F. Cox, bom June 5, 17S4, died Decem-
ber II, 1858, married Eliza Lansdale and had
a. Rosina Cox, married WilHam C. Boardman.
b. ComeHa Cox.
c. P. Lansdale Cox, married IMrs. LeRoy.
(c) Mary Cox, bom August 26, 1785, died Janu-
ary 9, 1835, married December 11, 1813, Asher
3. Joharma Beekman, baptized January 31, 1759,
married Abraham K. Beekman, son of James
4. Margaretta Beekman, bom May 19, 1762, mar-
ried Peter De Labigarre. Children:
(a) Maria Louise De Labigarre, married Phihp
(b) Amarillis De Labigarre, bom April 5, 1796.
(c) Julius A. B. De Labigarre, bom Febmary 25,
6. Elizabeth Beekman, married November 27, 1793,
Peter W. Livingston. Children:
(a) EHza Matilda Livingston, married Colonel
Joseph Plympton, U. S. A. Children:
a. Emily Maria Plympton, married General
Mansfield Lovell and had a son, Joseph R.
b. Gilbert M. Plympton, married Mrs. Mary
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
A. (Stevens) Cowles. Children:
Mary L. Plympton.
Gilbert L. Plympton.
c. Louisa E. Plympton, married General John
Pitman, U. S. A. Children:
(b) Emily Maria Livingston, married James de
Peyster. Children :
a. Elizabeth de Peyster, married Bayard Clark-
b. Henr>- A. de Peyster.
c. Edgar de Peyster.
d. Beekman de Peyster.
e. Emily M. de Peyster.
f. Wilson de Peyster.
(c) Gerard WilHam Livingston, married Cornelia
de Peyster. Children :
a. Anna de Peyster Livingston, married Charles
H. Hunt and had children:
Charles H. Hunt.
Cornelia de Peyster Hunt.
Edward L. Hunt.
b. Cornelia de Peyster Livingston, married
John J. Petit of Bordeaux, France. Chil-
(i) Anna Livingston Petit, married Edward
Lyman Short, son of Prof. Charles Short
of Columbia College, N. Y., and Arm Jean
Lyman his wife. Children:
Anna Livingston Short.
Livingston Lj-man Short.
(ii) Emily Maria Petit, married Robert R.
c. Emily Livingston, married Edward Crary
Lord, a descendant of Thomas Lord the foun-
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der of the family in America, who was bom in
England about 1585.
d. Edward Livingston.
e. William Howard Livingston.
(d) Horatio de L. Livingston.
(e) James Howard Livingston, married Mary
Ann Snowden, and had a son, James H. Liv-
(f) Peter W. Livingston, married Anna H. de
7. Cornelia Beekman, baptized March 12, 1761.
(6) Maria Beekman, bom February 7, 1723, died un-
married in 1793.
(7) William Beekman, bom April 13, 1725, died un-
married in 1 795
(8) Elizabeth Beekman, bom April 16, 1727, died May
3, 1800, married Robert Rutgers, bom July 3, 1731,
died September 12, 1796, a descendant of Rutger
Jacobsen Van Schoenderwoerdt who came to America
from Holland in 1638. Children:
1 . Gerard Rutgers, married Margaret Sarah Bayard,
daughter of Nicholas Bayard.
2. Robert Rutgers of Belleville, N. J.
3. Catharine Rutgers, bom December 11, 1758, died
April 26, 1800, married Stephanus Van Cortlandt,
bom August II, 1750, died September 30, 17S9,
a descendant of Oloflf Stevense Van Cortlandt who
came from Holland to New Amsterdam in 1637.
Their daughter Elizabeth Van Cortlandt, bom
March 23, 1787, died July 2, 1868, married John
Van Rensselaer, bom in 1788, died in 1870, son of
James Van Rensselaer, bom in 1746, died in 1827,
and Elsie Schuyler his wife, bom in 1759; son of
Johannes Van Rensselaer, 1711-1783, and Engeltie
Livingston, daughter of Robert Livingston; son of
Hendrick Van Rensselaer, bom October 23, 1667,
and Catharine Van Bruggen; son of Jeremias Van
Rensselaer and Maria Van Cortlandt his wnfe,
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 115
the daughter of Olof Stevense Van Cortlandt, who
came to New Amsterdam in 1637 and whose son
Stephanus Van Cortlandt was proprietor of Van
Cortlandt Manor, extending from Croton River
to Anthony's Nose on the Hudson and thence
east for twenty-four miles. He married Gertruyd
Schuyler, daughter of Philip Pieterse Schuyler who
married on December 12, 1650, Margarita, the
daughter of Brant Van Slichtenhorst, the Director
of Rensselaerwyck. As there have already been
mentioned many intermarriages between this fam-
ily and the Beekman family and between their
descendants, the children of Philip Pieterse Schuy-
ler and Margarita his wife are here given:
1. Gysbert Schuyler, bom July 2, 1652.
2. Gertrude Schuyler, bom February 4, 1654,
died about 1719, married on September 10,
1 67 1, Stephanus Van Cortlandt and had chil-
(a) Johannes Van Cortlandt, married Anna Van
Schaick and had one child, Gertrude Van
Cortlandt, who married on April 10, 1718,
Philip Verplanck, bom in 1695. Their son,
Philip Verplanck, married Aefje Beekman,
daughter of Gerardus Beekman and Catharine
Provoost his wife. Their descendants are
(b) Margeitje Van Cortlandt, married Samuel
Bayard, son of Nicholas Bayard.
(c) Anna Van Cortlandt, married Stephen de
(d) Maria Van Cortlandt, married first Kiliacn
Van Rensselaer, Lord of the Manor of Rens-
selaerwyck extending from the mouth of the
Mohawk River south along both banks of the
Hudson for twenty-four miles and containing
700,000 acres of land which now includes the
cities of Albany and Troy. A large part of
Ii6 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
this property afterwards came into the posses-
sion of his brother Hendrick Van Rensselaer.
(e) Philip Van Cortlandt, married Catherine de
(f) Stephen Van Cortlandt, married Catalina
Staats, daughter of Dr. Samuel Staats, one of
(g) Gertrude Van Cortlandt, married Colonel
(h) Elizabeth Van Cortlandt, married Rev.
(i) Catharine Van Cortlandt, married Andrew-
(i) Cornelia Van Cortlandt, married her cousin.
Colonel John Schuyler.
3. Alida Schuyler married Robert Livingston and
had a son, Gilbert Livingston, who married
ComeHa Beekman (see pages 10 and 11). Their
daughter, Margaret Livingston, married Petrus
Stuyvesant, and their daughter Comeha Stuy-
vesant married Dirck Ten Broeck, and had
children, of whom four reached their majority:
Petrus S.; Abraham; Stephen P. V. R.; and
A-Iargaret Stuyvesant Ten Broeck, bom July 24,
1790, died December 22, 1873, who married on
June 16, 1818, Rev. Robert Gibson, 1792-1829,
and had a son, Robert Phillips Gibson, bom
April 13, 1819, died December 27, 1890. Mar-
ried July I, 1845, Susan Moser and had children:
Robert Marius, George Moser, Susan Meta,
Louis Stuyvesant, Henry Pierson, John Brecken-
ridge, Comelia Stujrvresant, Joseph Enos, and
4. Peter Schuyler, bora September 17, 1657, died
Febmary 19, 1724, married first, Engeltie Van
Schaick, who died in 1689, second, on September
14, 1691, Maria Van Rensselaer.
5. Brant Schuyler, bom December 18, 1659, died
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1702, married July 12, 1682, Cornelia Van Cort-
6. Arent Schuyler, bom June 25, 1662, died in
1 73 1, married November 26, 1684, Jenneke
7. Sybella Schuyler, died young.
8. Phihp Schuyler, bom February 8, 1666, died
May 24, 1 724, married, first, Ehzabeth de Meyer,
second, Catharine Scherph, widow of Ritsert
9. Johannes Schuyler, bom in 1668, married Eliza-
10. Margaret Schuyler, bom January 2, 1672, died
May 15, 1748, married, first. Jacobus Verplanck,
second, John Collins.
John Van Rensselaer and Ehzabeth Van Cort-
landt his wife, granddaughter of Robert Rutgers
and Ehzabeth Beekman his wife, had children:
(A) James Van Rensselaer, bom in 1812, died in
1840, married Margaret Duryea, bom May 27,
1805, died September, 1877. Children:
I. James Van Rensselaer, married Margaret
Rutgers Birch. Children :
(i) Ehzabeth Van Cortlandt Van Rensselaer,
bom in 1868, married Charles Boel.
(ii) Sarah Schuyler Van Rensselaer, bom in
(iii) James Henry Van Rensselaer, married
Florence N. Smihe. Children:
Florence Van Rensselaer, bom in 1900.
Bayard Van Rensselaer, bom in 1903.
(iv) Marie Antoinette Van Rensselaer, bora
in 1874, married Fritz C. H. Ungar. Chil-
Margaret Van Rensselaer Ungar, bom in
Schuyler Van Rensselaer Ungar, bom in
Ii8 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(v) Margaret Rutgers Van Rensselaer, bom
in 1878, married Dr. Antonie Voislawsky.
(vi) Rebecca C. Van Rensselaer.
(B) Stephen Van Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, mar-
ried Sarah Schuyler and had a son, Stephen Van
Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, who died young.
(C) Catharine Van Cortlandt Van Rensselaer,
married her cousin Gratz Van Rensselaer, son of
Major James Van Rensselaer. Children :
1. Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer.
2. Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer, married
in 1 89 1, Horace Macauley, daughter of Wil-
liam Macauley, and has a son, Cortlandt Van
Rensselaer, bom in 1900.
3. Elizabeth Van Rensselaer, married Dr.
George L. Hull and has a son, George L. Hull,
4. Dr. John Van Rensselaer of Washington,
D. C, married Mary Johnston.
5. Margaret Van Rensselaer.
(9) Abraham Beekman, bom August 4, 1729, died
unmarried, in 1789.
(10) Hon. James Beekman, son of Dr. William Beek-
man, bom March 5, 1732, died April 6, 1807, married
in 1752, Jane Keteltas, bom October, 1734, died
February 7, 181 7, daughter of Abraham Keteltas,
bom January 25, 1673, died August 28, 1744, and
Jeanne d'Honneur, his wife. Hon. James Beekman
was a member of the Committee of One Hundred in
1775, and of the Provincial Congress of New York
from 1775 to 1777. He lived in the house which he
built in 1764 on a large estate on Beekman Hill,
between the " Kissing Bridge, " where according to an
old custom, young men and women used to salute
in passing, and the East River, in the neighborhood
of what is now Fifty-first Street and First Avenue,
New York City. This house was frequently occupied
either by the British officers or the American officers
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 119
in the Revolutionary War. At the time that General
Howe and General Clinton compelled General Wash-
ington to retreat, they rode to the Murray Mansion
on Murray HUl and were charmingly and lavishly
entertained at hmcheon by Mrs. Murray in carrying
out her purpose so that in the meantim.e General
Putnam with four thousand ' American soldiers, not
half a mile away, passed north and made good their
escape. General Howe then on September 15, 1776,
made his headquarters at the Beekman Mansion and
it was there that Captain Nathan Hale was brought
before him as a captive spy, in the service of General
Washington. He was imprisoned in the greenhouse
near the De Voor mill stream, during the night of
September 21, 1776, and the next morning without
the usual trial he was hanged on a butternut tree in
the orchard that marked the fifth mile from White-
hall. There is some uncertainty as to the exact
place of the execution. It is said by some historians
that it was on the old Turtle Bay farm belonging to
the heirs of Sir Peter Warren, just south of the Beek-
man Mansion. Others say it was at Forty-fifth
Street and First Avenue, and still another statement,
which is very- unlikely, is that it was at the Rutgers
orchard at East Broadway and Market Street. The
parting words of this martyr to the American cause
were, ' ' I only regret that I have but one life to lose
for my country." At the time the British ofncers
took possession of the house the Beekman family, on
leaving hastily, buried their valuable silver and china
in the garden, but some of Mrs. Beekman's gowns
were left hanging in her wardrobe. These Lord
Howe himself locked up and handed the key to a
servant who had remained. When Mrs. Beekman
returned a few years afterward, she found everything
as she had left it.
The house was occupied by Generals Chester and
Carleton as headquarters and by Baron Riedesel,
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
the Hessian General, in 1780, whose wife described
it as a delightful residence. Major Andre passed his
last night in New York at the Beekraan Mansion
before starting out to meet the traitor Benedict
Arnold. The house was demolished in 1S74 and the
drawing-room mantelpiece with blue Dutch tiles is
now preserved in the rooms of the New York His-
torical Society. There also is the old Beekman
coach which was used by many generations of the
family. It is a stately affair and was used drawn by
four cream white horses to convey General George
Washington to his inauguration as the first President
of the United States. On Thursday, April 30, 1789,
at about noon, the procession moved from the house
of the President at No. 3 Cherry Street on Franklin
Square, owned by Samuel Osgood, through Dock
Street and Broad Street to Federal Hall at Wall
Street near where the sub-treasury now stands. The
procession was led by General Morgan Lewis, who mar-
ried Gertrude Livingston, a descendant of Wilhelmus
Beekman, and the oath of office was administered by
the Hon. Robert R. Livingston, the Chancellor, who
also was a descendant of Wilhelmus Beekman.
After General Washington became President the
Beekman Mansion was a favorite stopping place when
he and Mrs. Washington took "the fourteen-mile
drive" and Mrs. Beekman would refresh them with
lemonade made from fruit which she gathered from
her famous lemon trees.
Hon. James Beekman and Jane Keteltas, his wife,
had children :
(a) William Beekman, died unmarried.
(b) Jane Beekman, married Stephen Van Cortlandt.
They had no children.
(c) Catharine Beekman, married Ehsha Boudinot.
They had no children.
(dj Marv- Beekman, married Stephen N. Bavard.
Thev had no children.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 121
(e) Cornelia Beekman, married Isaac B. Cox.
(f) Elizabeth Beekman, died young.
(g) John Beekman, died yoimg.
(h) Abraham Keteltas Beekman, married Johanna
Beekman, daughter of Gerard William Beekman.
They had no children.
(i) John Beekman, son of James Beekman, bom
April 29, 1768, died December 8, 1843, married on
November 3, 1792, Mary Elizabeth Goad Bedlow,
bom August I, 1 77 1, died April 5, 1845. They had
(i) Catharine Bedlow Beekman, bom September
II, 1798, died December 31, 1883, married
Abraham Keteltas Fish, bom in 1786, died Octo-
ber 8, 1828, son of John Fish, bom September i,
1749, died March 5, 1807, and Sarah Keteltas his
wife, bom July 3, 1761, died February 5, 1829,
daughter of Rev. Abraham Keteltas, bom Decem-
ber 26, 1732, died September 30, 1798, and Sarah
Smith his wife. Their daughter Mary Elizabeth
Fish, bom February 16, , died January 20,
1882, married William Foulke, bom May, 1812,
died Febmary 2, 1888. Children:
a. William Foulke, bom June 28, 1847.
b. Bayard Fish Foulke, bom Jime 11, 1849.
c. Amelia Foulke.
(ii) Mary Beekman, bom in iSoo, married Wil-
liam Atell de Peyster. Children:
a. Cornelia Beekman de Peyster, died unmar-
b. Mary Bedlow de Peyster, bom February
13, 1832, married Dr. Charles Scott McKnight,
bom January 2, 1827, died September 9, 1895.
Their daughter Mary Beekman McKnight,
bom January I, 1852, died October 31, 1898,
married on April 7, 1874, Edmund Smith
Bailey, bom February i, 1841, and had a son.
Dr. Theodorus Bailey of Pouglikeepsie, N. Y.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(iii) John C. Beekman.
(iv) Jane Beekman, married Dr. Jacob Hallett
Borrowe and had a son, Samuel Borrowe, bom
August 8, 1837, died May 3, 1896, who was the
father of H. Alsop Borrowe.
(v) Lydia Beekman, married in 1831, Joseph
(vi) WilHam Fenwick Beekman, bom in 1809,
married on June i, 1841, Catharine Alexander
Neilson. They had children:
(i) William Bedlow Beekman, bom in 1842,
died March 8, 1898, maixied first, Alice Keller.
They had children:
1. Charles Keller Beekman, a distinguished
lawx'er of New York City. He graduated
from Columbia University in 1889.
2. Catharine Alexander Beekman, married
John Wells Huger of Charleston, S. C.
William Bedlow Beekman married, second,
on October 10, 1878, Katharine Morris Ogden
Parker, bom November 28, 1849, daughter of
Hon. Cortlandt Parker of Perth Amboy, N. J.,
who was bom June 27, 1818, and graduated
from Rutgers College in 1832 in the same class
with James C. Van Dyke who was United
States District Attorney for Pennsylvania.
Cortlandt Parker was a distinguished lawyer of
New Jersey. He was a descendant of EUsha
Parker who with other Puritans settled Wood-
bridge in 1663. He married on September 15,
1847, Elizabeth Wolcott Stites, of Morristown,
William Bedlow Beekman and Katharine
Parker his wife had children:
3. Heloise Beekman, married David Leavitt
4. Dr. Fenwick Beekman.
^. Gertrude Van Cortlandt Beekman.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 123
6. Cortlandt Beekman.
7. Margaret Beekman.
(2) Dr. John Neilson Beekman, bom August
29, 1843, married Armie L. Dawson.
(3) Hon. Henry Rutgers Beekman, bom in
1845, died December 17, 1900. Graduated
from Columbia College in 1865 and from the
Law School in 1867. He was a distinguished
lawyer and Justice of the Supreme Court of
New York. Ne married Isabella Lawrence.
(a) Josephine Lawrence Beekman.
(b) Wilham F. Beekman.
(c) Mary EHzabeth Beekman.
(d) Henry Rutgers Beekman, fr.
(4) James Hude Beekman, bom May 24, 184S,
died February 22, 1902, married Florence
(5) Herman Beekman, died August 10, 1897,
(6) Neilson Beekman, died young.
(7) Fannie Neilson Beekman, married Robert
Adrain and had a daughter, Fannie Neilson
(j) Gerard Beekman, son of James Beekman and
Jane Keteltas, bom December, 1774, died July 15,
1833, married in April, 18 10, Catharine Sanders,
daughter of Captain John Sanders and Deborah
Sanders his wife, his first cousin of same name, a
daughter of Hon. Robert Sanders, 1705-1765,
Mayor of Albany, 1 750-1 754, and Elizabeth
Schuyler, his wife, daughter of Colonel Pieter
Schuyler, famiharly known as "Queeder" Schuyler,
1 657-1 724, who was commander of the fort at
Albany in 1689 and a Delegate to the Councils of
Five Nations, and who led the expedition which
ended in the capture of Fort La Prairie, and who
was in the King's Council until 1720, and acting
124 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
Governor of New York in 1 709. They had a son :
1. James W. Beekman, bom November 22, 1815,
died January 15, 1877, who married on March
18, 1840, Abian S. MilledoUer, bom August 19,
1820, died in 1897, daughter of Rev. Philip
MilledoUer, President of Rutgers College. Chil-
(1) Gerard Beekman, unmarried, of New York
City and Oyster Bay, N. Y.
(2) James William Beekman, died August 7,
(3) Catharine Beekman, married William W.
Hoppin, a distinguished lawyer of New York
City. Children :
(a) William Warner Hoppin, Jr., married on
March 31, 1902, Mary Gallatin, daughter
of Frederic Gallatin.
(b) Catharine Beekman Hoppin.
(c) Esther P. Hoppin, married on April 30,
1903, Dr. Eugene H. Pool.
(d) Gerard Beekman Hoppin.
(e) Bayard C. Hoppin, married Helen L.
(4) Comeha Beekman.
nid. Adrian Beekman, son of Colonel Gerardus Beek-
man, bom August 22, 1682, married Aletta Lispenard
in 1 705. She died the same year. He was murdered by
a negro in the insurrection of negro slaves in New York
City. They had no children.
IHe. Gerardus Beekman, bom in 1693, married twice.
His first wife, Aima Maria Van Home, he married on
October 12, 1718. He joined the Reformed Dutch
Church in New York City on August 19, 1718. Their
ci. Elizabeth Beekman, bom December 14, 1720,
married Luke Van Rantz. They had a daughter:
Maria Van Rantz, married George Codwise, a ship
THE BEEKMA N FA MIL Y 125
owner who traded between New York and Santa
Cruz. They had a daughter:
Maria Codwise, sister of David Codwise, Master
in Chancery, before mentioned, who married Martha
Livingston, married on November 2, 1793, John Kane,
eldest son of John Kane, a Royalist in the Revolu-
tion, whose property was confiscated on October 22,
1779, by act of attainder. He afterwards received a
pension from the British government. His wife was
Sybil Kent, daughter of Rev. Elisha Kent.
John Kane and Maria Codwise his wife had
(i) Cornelia Kane, married first. Rev. Pascal NeU-
son Strong, D.D., of the Collegiate Dutch Church
of New York, son of Joseph Strong of Setauket,
Long Island. They had children:
a. Caroline Strong.
b. Pascal Strong married Miss Hall and had
1. Charles Strong.
2. Cora Strong, married Judge Amasa J. Parker
of Albany, son of Rev. Dr. Parker.
3. Joseph Montgomery Strong, married Eliza-
beth Ludlow Livingston, daughter of Van
Brugh Livingston. Children :
(a) Joseph Montgomery Strong, Jr.
(b) Peter Van Brugh Livingston Strong.
(c) Mary Livingston Strong.
(d) Philip Livingston Strong.
(e) Charles Livingston Strong.
(f) Joseph Gebhard Strong.
4. Cornelia Strong, married W. W. Forsyth of
Albany, N. Y. Children:
(a) Emily Forsyth, married M. Bruen.
(b) Sarah Forsyth married Ellis.
(c) WiUiam Forsyth.
(d) Russell Forsyth married Helena A. Craig.
Mrs. Cornelia Kane Strong married, after the
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
death of the Rev. Pascal Strong, D,D., the Rev.
. Mr. Smythe.
(ii) Maria Antoinette Kane, married, first, John
Hone and resided at 40 Warren Street, New York.
1. John Hone, married Jane Perry and had
(a) Emily Hone, married William Emmet.
(b) John Hone, married Maria Cadwalader.
(c) Calbraith P. Hone.
(d) Jane P. Hone, married Charles E. Lewis.
Jane Hone Lewis.
(e) Maria K. Hone, married Charles King.
2. Emily Hone, married November 14, 1844,
Frederick Foster. Children:
(a) Frederic de Peyster Foster, married Julia
Marshall Talbot, and had a son:
Richmond T. Foster.
(b) John Foster, married Miss Humbert, and
had a son:
Frederic G. Foster.
(c) Giraud Foster, married Jean Van Ness, and
had a son :
Giraud Foster, Jr.
(d) Clara Foster, married first, Mr. Carey, and
second, Richard Delafield, bom in 1853, son
of Rufus King Delafield and Eliza Bard his
wife, great-great-great-grandson of Count De-
lafield, a descendant of the Counts De La Feld
of Colmar, Alsace.
(e) May Foster, married Frederick Sherman.
(f) Emily H. Foster, married Charles de Rham
and had children:
1. Charles de Rham, Jr.
2. Giraud F. de Rham.
3. Frederic F. de Rham, married Nathalie
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 127
4. Henry C. de Rham, married Frances A.
Mrs. Maria Kane Hone married, second, Frederic
(iii) Oliver Grenville Kane, married in 1825, Eliza
Come de Gironcourt. Children:
(a) John Grenville Kane, bom October 9, 1826,
died July 5. 1877.
(b) Pierre Come Kane, married Edith Brevoort,
daughter of Henry Brevoort, bom September,
25, 1782, and Laura Carson his wife. Henry
Brevoort inherited great wealth and was the
patron of Washington Irving and other authors
of the time. The Brevoort family of New York
is descended from Hendrick Jansen Brevoort,
who came from Amersfort, Holland, to America
in 1646 and settled at IVlaspeth on Newtown
Creek, now a part of Brooklyn, N. Y., and after-
wards removed to Harlem on Manhattan Island.
His grandson, Hendrick Brevoort, 1670-171S,
son of Jan Hendrickse Brevoort, purdiased lands
in the neighborhood of Tenth Street between
Fourth and Sixth Avenues, New York. He was
twice married. His first wife was Mary Couwen-
hoven who had two children: John and Maria.
He married, second, on October 5, 1705, Jaco-
mejmtje Boke and had a son, Hendrick Brevoort,
bora December 9, 1 7 1 1 , who married Catharine
De la Mater of the renowned Huguenot family.
Their son, Hendrick Brevoort. 1747-1841, mar-
ried Sarah Wetten, and was the grandfather of
Edith Brevoort Kane, above mentioned. An-
other son of Henry Brevoort and Catherine
De la Mater, John Brevoort, married and had
three daughters who inherited valuable lands in
New York City, but, as is so often the case with
the colonial famihes, the name Brevoort has al-
most entirely disappeared and the family is now
128 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
perpetuated through the female line. Isabella
- Brevoort, daughter of John Brevoort, married
John Morss, Jr., who was a descendant of Robert
Morse, who came from England in 1644 and
settled in Elizabethtown, N. J., in 1667. Their
son Peter Morss married Julia Crane and had
three children. Their daughter Annie Morss
married Francis W. Allin and has children:
Edna AUin, who married William J. Elliott,
and Frederic Brevoort Allin of New York City,
who graduated from Columbia College in the
class of 18SS.
Pierre Come Kane and Edith Brevoort his
wife had children:
1 . Grenville Kane, married Margaret A. Wolfe
and had children:
(a) Margaret Dorothy Kane.
(b) Edith Brevoort Kane, married October
14, 191 1, George F. Baker, Jr.
(c) Anzonella Kane.
(d) Rose Kane.
2. Meta Kane, bom August 15, 1856.
3. EUzabeth D. Kane, bom in 1857, died in
4. Henry Brevoort Kane, married Florence
Hartshome. Children :
(a) Henr>' Brevoort Kane, died, aged four-
(b) John Grenville Kane.
(c) Florence Brevoort Kane.
5. William Carson Kane married, first, Geral-
dine Hoyt. He married, second, Corinne P.
Dickinson. They have a daughter, Daphne
(iv) Emily Augusta Kane, married James Van
Home Lawrence, son of William Lawrence and
Margaret Van Home, a descendant of Thomas
Lawrence, who came to America from Hertford-
THE BEEKMA N FA MIL Y 129
shire, England, and obtained a patent for a tract
of land in Newtown, L. I., in 1655. They had one
Margaret Lawrence, who died March 21, 1871.
She married Hon. William Wood, a descendant
of Sir Andrew Wood, High Admiral of Scotland
in the last part of the fifteenth century-, who
died October i, 1894. She was his second wife.
(i) Dennistoun Wood, married on January 2,
1875, Edith PhilHps, daughter of Howard C.
(a) Dennistoun Wood, Jr.
(b) Florence Wood, married W. Everett Ver-
(c) Dorothy Wood.
(2) Chalmers Wood, married Ellen Appleton
Smith, daughter of Rev. John Cotton Smith,
D.D., Rector of the Church of the Ascension,
New York, son of Rev. Thomas Mather Smith,
D.D., President of Kenyon College, Ohio; and
granddaughter of General James Appleton of
Portland, Maine, Commander of the Massa-
chusetts Mihtia in the War of 1812. Children:
(a) John Cotton Wood, died young.
(b) Chalmers Wood, Jr.
(c) William L. Wood.
(d) Mary- A. Wood.
(e) Francis A. Wood.
(3) H. Dtmcan Wood, married April 24, 1878,
Ellen E. Pulsifer, daughter of William H. Pulsifer
of St. Louis, Mo. Children:
(a) Eleanor D. Wood.
(b) H. Duncan Wood, Jr.
(c) William Wood.
(d) Gertrude Wood, married Hon. Edward Bell,
Secretary of the United States Legation at
I30 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(4) Van Home Lawrence Wood, bom in i860,
removed to Australia.
After the death of his -wife Margaret Lawrence,
William Wood, on December 6, 1883, married
Helen Mason, daughter of Henry Mason.
(v) Georgiana Kane, daughter of John Kane and
Maria Codwise, his wife, married Charles F.
Winthrop. Children :
(i) Maria Winthrop, married Henry D. Robinson.
(a) Georgiana W. Robinson.
(b) Harriet Duer Robinson.
(c) Gertrude B. Robinson.
(2) Grenville Winthrop. married Elizabeth Van S.
Oddie. Children :
(a) Grenville Bayard Winthrop, married Araze-
lia Van Zandt.
(b) May Winthrop.
(c) Isabel Winthrop.
(d) Alice Winthrop, married F. Norton God-
(3) Robert Winthrop, married Katharine W.
Taylor, daughter of Moses Taylor. Children :
(a) Robert Dudley Winthrop.
(b) Grenville L. Winthrop, married, June 2,
1892, Mary Tahnadge Trevor. Children:
Emily L. Winthrop.
(c) Katharine Winthrop, married January 12,
1888, Hamilton Fish Kean of Elizabeth, N. J.,
great-great-great-grandson of Maria Beekman,
daughter of Colonel Gerardus Beekman. Chil-
Robert Winthrop Kean.
(d) Frederic Winthrop, married first, January
10, 1903, Dorothy Amory and had children:
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 131
Frederic Winthrop, Jr.
Frederic Winthrop married, second, Sallie
(e) Beekman Winthrop, married October 7,
1 903, Melza Riggs Wood. He was Governor of
Porto Rico and is assistant Secretary of State.
(f) Albertina Winthrop, married John Herman
Van Roigen, of Zwolle, Holland, Minister of
the Netherlands to Japan.
(vi) Charlotte Kane, married on March 18, 1835,
LawTcnce Heyworth of England,
(vii) John Kane,
(viii) Caroline Kane, married Philo L. Mills, and
lived in a house on Broadway, opposite the Metro-
poHtan Hotel. Children:
1. JuHa Mills.
2. Caroline Mills, married William H. Neilson.
a. Rev. William H. Neilson, married Anne Reed .
b. Alfred Neilson, married Annie F. Embler.
c. Louis Neilson, married Anne P. Rogers.
d. Frederic Neilson, married Isabel Gebhard.
e. Caroline K. Neilson, married William Voss.
f. Juha Neilson, married Henry A. Hinldey.
g. Rosalie NeiJson, married Samuel Hinckley,
h. Emily Neilson, married in 1885, Middleton
S. Burrill, bom October 16, 1858, son of John
Ebenezer Burrill, 1 822-1 893.
3. Sarah Mills, married Dr. Wilham May. Chil-
a. Dr. William May, married Amy W. Draper.
b. Frederick May.
c. Caroline May, married William Wright.
d. Edith May, married Hon. William C. Whit-
ney, Secretary of the Navy under President
e. Julia May.
132 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
f. Emily May, married J. Beavor Webb.
4. P. Lewis Mills.
5. Harriet Mills, married George Ogston.
(ix) Harriet Amelia Kane, married September 15,
183c, William Wood; she died April 17, 1846.
1. John Walter Wood, married Sabina Redmond,
eldest daughter of William Redmond. Children:
a. Sabina R. Wood, married Robert Struthers.
b. Mary- R. Wood, married Frank Martin.
c. John Walter Wood, Jr., married Nathalie
d. Harriet Wood, married Herman C. Hoskier.
2. Charlotte Matilda Wood, married Rev. Edward
Bell, Vicar of St. John's, Wakefield, Yorkshire,
a. Catharine Bell.
b. Edward BeU
c. Harry Bell.
3. Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood, married General
Thomas L. Kane. He was wounded in the battle
of Rappahannock in the Civil War. He was the
son of Judge John K. Kane, of the United States
District Court of Pennsylvania, and brother of
Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, surgeon of the U. S. Navy,
the Arctic explorer. They had a daughter,
Harriet AmeHa Kane, and three sons: Elisha
Kent Kane, Evan Thomas Kane, and Thomas
L. Kane, Jr.
4. Harriet Maria Wood.
5. William Wood, Jr., died January 20, 1867.
6. Helen Wood, married George B. Watts.
a. Caroline Watts, married Frederick W.
b. George B. Watts, married Sarah Holmes.
c. James D. Watts.
d. Helen Watts, married H. W. Green.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
e. J. Walter Watts.
f. Julia de P. Watts, married F. Krebs.
g. Ethel Watts,
h. Sabina Watts.
(x) John Archibald Kane.
€2. Cornelius Beekman, son of Gerardus Beekman and
Anna Maria Van Home, bom December 12, 1722,
married Catharine Van Home. Children:
a. Catharine Beekman, married Captain John Law-
b. Comeha Beekman, married, in 1771, Charles
Aitken of the Island of St. Croix. This marriage
is mentioned in the year book of the St. Andrews
Society of New York, of which he became a mem-
ber in 1769.
c. Gerard Beekman, removed to England.
63. Magdalene Beekman, bom July 27, 1725.
^4. Gerard G. Beekman, son of Gerardus Beekman and
Anna Maria Van Home, bom July 29, 1719, married
Anna Van Home and had a son :
Gerard G. Beekman, married Comeha Van Cort-
landt, daughter of Governor Pierre Van Cortlandt.
They had one child, a daughter:
Ann Beekman, married Captain Frederick de
Peyster, after the death of his first wife, Helen
Hake, the daughter of General Samuel Hake and
granddaughter of Gilbert Livingston and Cornelia
Beekman. They had children:
1. Joanna Cornelia de Peyster, bom March 7, 1804,
died 1867, married Richmond Whitemarsh.
2. Ann Frederick de Peyster, bom June 9, 1805,
3. Margaret de Peyster, bom April 14, 1809, died
4. Mary Elizabeth de Peyster.
5. Pierre Van Cortlandt de Peyster, bora July 11,
1814, in New York City, died immarried.
6. Catharine Van Cortlandt de Peyster, bom
134 'T^^ BEEKMAN FAMILY
October 20, 1818, married in New York City,
June 19, 1838, Benjamin H. Field. Children:
(a) Cortlandt de Peyster Field, married Virginia
Hamersley, daughter of John Hamersley.
(b) Florence Van Cortlandt Field, married, first,
David Wolfe Bishop. Children:
(i) Cortlandt Field Bishop, married Amy Bend.
(2) David Wolfe Bishop, died in 191 1.
Mrs. Florence V. C. Bishop married, second,
John E. Parsons, a distinguished lavryer of New
llle. Gerardus Beekman, son of Colonel Gerardus
Beekman, after the death of his wife, Anna Maria Van
Horn, married second, Catharine Provoost, "upon a
license from his excellence," June 10, 1727, as per
Hackensack Church records. She was the third child,
baptized October 8, 1704, of William Provoost of New
Barbados, Bergen County, N. J., baptized October 8,
1679, died about 1745 (date of his will), andAefjeVan
Exveen. He was the son of David Provoost, baptized
September 30, 1645, and Trjmtje Laurens, his wife;
the son of David W. Provoost, son of David Provoost,
who came from Holland in 1639 and lived in Peal
Street near Fulton Street, New York City, then New
Amsterdam. He was commander of Fort Good Hope
from 1642 to 1647.
Gerardus Beekman and Catharine Provoost his wife
eS- William Beekman, .bom April 3, 1728, removed to
e6. David Beekman, bom January 17, 1733, was a
wealthy sugar planter in St. Croix, W. L
e-. Magdalena Beekman, bom March 19, 1735, mar-
ried Abraham Lynks.
eS. Gerardus G. Beekman was, according to the Very
Rev. Dr. Eugene Hoffman, in The Hoffman Genealogy,
a merchant in Liverpool, England, and agent there
for his brother David Beekman.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
e(). Aefje or Eve Beekman, bom February 25, 1737,
died Noyember 22, IJJ5, and was buried at Fishkill,
N. Y., married Philip Verplanck, bom August 30, 1736,
son of Philip Ver Planck, 1 695-1 771, and Gertmde
Van Cortlandt, daughter of Johannes Van Cortlandt
and Anna Maria Van Scharck, grandson of Olof
Stevense Van Cortlandt, whose family history has
already been stated. Children :
(i) Catharine Verplanck, bom April 21, 1765, died
May, 1833, married on November 4, 1786, Har-
manus Hoffman, bom in Kingston, N. Y., January
3, 1745, died September i, 1S29. Son of Colonel
Martinus Hoffman and Tryntie Benson. She was
his third wife, he having previously been married,
first, to Catharine Douw, and second, to Cornelia
Vredenburgh. Harman Hoffman and Catharine
Verplanck his wife had children:
(a) Philip Verplanck Hoffman, bom 1787, died
(b) Lieut. Beekman Verplanck Hoffman, bom
in 1789. He was Lieutenant on the warship
Constitution of the U. S. Navy in War of 1812
when she took the Guerriere, Cyanne, and Levant.
(c) Philip Verplanck Hoffman, married, first,
Mrs. Mary (Gould) Murgatroyd, second, Lydia
(d) David Beekman Hoffman, bom 1793.
(e) Harman Laidlie Hoffman, bom 1796, mar-
ried, first, Charlotte M. Klein or Clyne; married,
second, Jane Geyer.
(f) Maria Gertmde Hoffman, bom 1798, mar-
ried Commander John Downes.
(g) Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, bom 1802, mar-
ried, 1828, Glorvina Rossell Storm, daughter of
Garret Storm and Susan Gouvemeur, his wife,
bom July 21, 1808, died Febraary 18, 1888.
They had children:
(A) Very Rev. Eugene Augustus Hoffman, D.D.,
136 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
bom 1829, married Mary Crooke Elmendorf,
daughter of Peter Zabriskie Elmendorf and
Maria La Grange Van Vechten, his wife,
daughter of Michael Van Vechten, the son of
Dirck Van Vechten. He was a noted Epis-
copalian minister. He graduated from Rut-
gers College in 1847 and from Harvard in
1848. In 1853 he became rector of Christ
Church, Elizabeth, and was ordained in St.
John's Church, Elizabeth, N. J. Later in life
he became Dean of the General Theological
Seminary in New York City. Children:
1. Susan Matilda Hoffman, bom in 1853,
married Rev. J. Henry Watson, of Hartford,
a. Henry L. Watson.
b. Mary Elmendorf Watson.
c. Eugene A. H. Watson.
2. Mary Louisa Hoffman, bom in 1855,
married Rev. Thomas W. Nickerson, Jr.
3. Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, died yo\mg.
4. Margaret Hoffman, married Charles L.
Hackstaff and had children :
a. Mai E. Hackstaff, bom September 17,
b. Margaret Hackstaff, bom April 3, 1884.
c. Caryl Hackstaff, bom September 28,
5. Eugene A. Hoffman, 1863-1891, died un-
6. Elizabeth Hoffman, died young.
7. Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, bom 1866,
married Louisa Norwood Smith. Children:
a. Louisa V. Hoffman, bom May 5, 1896.
b. Margaret Hoffman, bom April 5, 1899.
8. Effie Beekman Hoffman, bom December
7, 1868, died young.
9. Gertrude C. Hoffman, died young.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(B) Rev. Charles Frederick Hoffman, D.D.,
bom 1830, married Eleanor Louisa Vail. He
was President of Hobart College, Geneva, N.
Y., and Rector of All Angel's Church, New
York City. Children:
1. Charles F. Hoffman, bom 1856, married
Eugenia L. Schieffelin, daughter of Edgar
2. Laura Isabel Hoffman, bom 1857, married
Hon. J. Van Vechten Olcott, son of Nathan-
3. Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, bom April 22,
1859, died young.
4. Glorvina Hoffman, died young.
5. William M. V. Hoffman, bom 1862, mar-
ried Irene Stoddard. Children:
a. Charles G. Hoffman, bora July 29, 1888.
b. Stoddard O. Hoffman, bom March 26,
c. William Stoddard Hoffman, bom April
6. Eleanor L. Hoffman, bom 1864, married
William McNeil Rodewald. Children:
a. Eleanor H. Rodewald, bom September
b. Marie L. Rodewald, bom July, 1895.
c. William McN. Rodewald, bom July 13,
(C) Susan Matilda Hoffman, bom August 6,
1832, died August 18, 1837.
(D) Carroll Hoffman, died young.
(h) Margaret E. Hoffman, bom in 1804.
(ii) Gertrude Verplanck, daughter of Philip Ver-
planck, bora August 27, 1767, died in 1848, married
August 8, 1789, Anthony A. Hoffman of Pough-
keepsie, N. Y. Children:
a. Beekman Verplanck Hoffman, born in 1789,
married Phoebe W. Townsend. Children:
138 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
1. Margaret T. Hoffman.
2. Gertrude V. Hoffman, married William C.
3. Mary C. Hoffman.
b. Charles Edward Hoffman.
c. Euphemia Hoffman married, first, John Bab-
cock; second, Philip Verplanck, grandson of
d. Samuel A. D. Hoffman, died unmarried.
(iii) Philip Verplanck, bom July 18, 1768, died in
1828, married September 27, 1796, Sally Arden,
daughter of Thomas Arden. Children:
a. Philip Verplanck, born November 16, 1797,
married Augusta Maria DeVeaux, his first cousin.
He married, second, Euphemia Hoffman.
b. Mary Arden Verplanck, died young.
c. Eliza Arden Verplanck, born in 1804, married
her first cousin, PhiHp Alexander V^erplanck, son
of William Beekman Verplanck.
d. WiUiam Beekman Verplanck, born in 1806,
married Maria Mercia McComb.
e. Sally Arden Verplanck, born in 1808, married
Christopher B. Miller.
(iv) William Beekman Verplanck, bom March 2,
1770, died December 30, 1804, married MeHna
Gordon, daughter of Lieut. James Gordon of the
Continental army in the Revolutionary War.
1. Mary Verplanck, bom in 1799, died young.
2. William Gordon Verplanck, bom October 12,
1 801, died 1879, married Mary E. Hopkins,
daughter of Samuel M. Hopkins. Children:
(a) Samuel Hopkins Verplanck, bom January
31, 1827, married September 20, 1854, Mary
^ G. Vought, daughter of Abraham Vought.
(i) Mary E. Verplanck, bom August 11,
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 139
(2) Ruth L. Verplanck, born December 8,
(3) Susan Verplanck, bom November 22,
(4) William Gordon Verplanck, bom April
15, 1 86 1, at Geneva, N. Y. He is a dis-
tinguished lawyer of New York City. He
married Harriet A. Clark, daughter of Mar-
garita S. Verplanck.
(5) Jane L. Verplanck, bom September 18,
(b) Melinda G. Verplanck, bom April 3, 1829,
died November ii, 191 1, and was buried at
Geneva, N. Y.
(c) James Gordon Verplanck, bom June 24,
1838, married Delphine E. Bamum. Chil-
(i) James G. Verplanck, bom in 1863, died
(2) Maud Verplanck, bom in 1867.
(d) Philip Verplanck, bom March 28, 1844,
married Julia W. L. Campbell, daughter of
Judge James W. Campbell of Philadelphia,
3. Phihp Alexander Verplanck, bom January 22,
1804, married Ehzabeth Arden Verplanck, bom
July 6, 1804, daughter of Philip Verplanck and
Sally Arden, his wife.
(v) Margaret Verplanck, bora September 7, 1771,
died November 7, 1852, married June 15, 1799,
(vi) Anna Maria Verplanck, bom October 19, 1773,
died 1S16, married April 22, 1797, Col. Andrew de
Veau-x of the British anny. Children;
a. Jane De Veaux, married John Hare Powell, of
Philadelphia, son of Samuel Powell.
b. Augusta Maria De Veaux, married PhiUp Ver-
planck, son of Philip Verplanck and Sally Arden.
I40 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
III/. Catharine Beekman, daughter of Colonel Gerardus
Beekman, born May 25, 1689, at Flatbush, N. Y.,
married Lieutenant Charles Le Roux, who died January
30, 1763. He was a goldsmith and jeweUer of New
York City, who carried on the silversmith's trade built
up by his father Bartholomew Le Rou^x, who died in 1 7 1 3.
A history of the Le Roux family is given in a very
interesting monograph entitled Early New York Silver-
smiths by R. T. Haines Halsey, who says:
"The Leisler Rebellion was one of the most important
happenings in the history of New York. Its results
were the birth of a popular party in active opposition
to the government, a party which worked for the
country against the party for the crown. A study
of the records of the Leisler Rebellion discloses the fact
that Bartholomew Le Roux, the earliest of the famous
silversmiths of that name who worked in New York
for over half a century, took a most important part
in this opening struggle of the masses against the classes.
It is not difficult to picture this sturdy Huguenot silver-
smith standing in the Fort on the 26th of February,
1689, and voicing the popular indignation of his fellow-
soldiers at the unwillingness of Leisler and his captains
to secure the Fort absolutely against the chreatened
"While to a large extent this interesting rebellion
was caused by a revolt against the aristocratic faction,
who had held control of the government under James
II., yet the intensity of feeling which made the people
rise almost to a man was aggravated by the fact that
New York with its large Huguenot population was
constantly in fear of the papists and French invasion,
as it was well known that the French King had in-
structed his commanders that in case the capture of
New York was effected, 'those of the pretended Re-
formed religion must be sent back to France. '
"Bartholomew Le Roux, who spoke in justification
of his fellow-citizens' seizure of the Fort, lived on the
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 141
west side of Broadway a little south of Morris Street.
His activities in the Leisler Rebellion in no way caused
him to lose caste with the party in power, as he was
elected to various positions of responsibility — consta-
ble, assessor, and collector, and in 1703 assistant al-
derman, to which office he was elected annually for
the next ten years."
His son Charles Le Rou.x, who married Catharine
Beekman, "was long the official silversmith of the
city; the records show that, from 1720 to 1743, to him
alone was entrusted the making of the various gold
and silver boxes, which, engraved with the arms of the
city, inclosed the city seal, which accompanied the
engrossed freedom of the city granted by the common
coimcil for noteworthy service and to highly honored
lllg. Cornelia Beekman, daughter of Colonel Gerardus
Beekman, bom December 23, 1698, married Richard
Van Dam, son of Riv Van Dam, bom in Albany, New
York, and Sarah Vanderspiegle, his wife, whom he
married on September 14, 16S4.
Illh. Henry Beekman, bom December 11, 1701, died
September 4, 1743, unmarried.
HI;. Maria Beekman, bom January 10, 1704, married
Jacob Walton. She died at the old Walton House on
Franklin Square in 1794. Children:
(a) Jacob Walton.
(b) Vv'illiam Walton, a founder of the Chamber of
Commerce, died August, 1796, married Maria de
Lancey, daughter of Governor James de Lancey and
Ann Heathcote, his wife, who was the daughter of
Colonel Caleb Heathcote, proprietor of the Manor
of Scarsdale, and granddaughter of Stephen de Lan-
cey, who came from Normandy to America in 1686,
and Ann Van Cortlandt, his wife. Children :
a. WilHam Walton.
b. James de Lancey Walton.
c. Rear-Admiral Jacob Walton of the British navy.
142 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
who married and had a son, the Reverend William
d. Ann Walton, married Daniel Commelin Ver-
planck, son of Samuel Verplanck and Judith
Commelin his wife. Children :
1. Mary Ann Verplanck.
2. Louisa Verplanck.
3. EHzabeth Verplanck.
4. Samuel Verplanck.
5. William Walton Verplanck.
6. James de Lancey Verplanck.
7. Anna Louisa Verplanck.
(c) Mary Walton, married on September 24, 1749,
Lewis Morris, bom at Morrisania, April 8, 1726. He
graduated from Yale College in 1746. He was one
of the most prominent patriots at the time of the
Revolutionary War. On July 4, 1776, he signed the
Declaration of Independence. He was Brigadier-
General of the Westchester County Militia and
afterwards Major-General. He was a Judge and a
member of the State Senate in 1777. He died
January 22, 1798.
General Lewis Morris and Mary Walton his wife,
granddaughter of Colonel Gerardus Beekman, had
(i) Lewis Morris, bom in 1752, died November 22,
1824. Graduated from Princeton College in 1774.
He was a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. He
lived in Charleston, S. C. He married Anne
Elliot and had children :
(a) Jacob Morris.
(b) George Morris, married Maria Whaley and
1. Lieut. George Morris.
2. Josephine IVIorris, married Col. Peter, A.
(c) Sabina Morris.
(d) Louisa Morris.
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(e) Capt. William Morris, married Amie Fish-
bome-. Children :
1. Emma Morris, bom November 10, 1821.
2. Anna Morris, bom January i, 1821, married
Martin R. Zborowski, whose name was Za-
brislde. He bought an estate and title in
Poland which had descended from his ancestor
Zborowski. They had children:
a. John Zborowski, died unmarried.
b. Anna Zborowski, married Count Charles
de Montsaulnin of Fontenay, France.
c. Ahster Zborowski, died in 1853.
d. William EUiot Zborowski, married Madame
Margaret L. Carey de Steuers and had a son,
3. JuHa Morris, daughter of Captain Wilham
Morris, married Augustus Stebbins.
(f) Col. Lewis Morris, son of Col. Lewis Morris
and Ann ElKot Morris, bom in 1785, at
Charleston, S. C, died September 30, 1863;
married, first, Elizabeth Manigault, and had
(i) GabrieUa Morris, married John Butler of
Philadelphia, Pa., on January 11, 1827, and
had one child:
(a) Ehzabeth M. Butler, bom April 13, 1830,
died June 29, 1862, married May 2, 184S,
Lieut. -Col. Julian McAllister, U. S. A., and
1. Julia G. McAlHster.
2. Gabrielle McAllister, who married Stan-
ley W. Dexter.
3. Meta E. McAllister, married John H.
(2) Margaret Ann Morris, married John B.
(3) Lewis Morris.
(4) Ralph Morris.
144 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(5) Harriet M. Morris, married George Edwards.
- (6) Richard Lewis Morris.
(7) Charles M. Morris, bom in 1820.
(8) Charlotte M. Morris, bom in 1821.
Col. Lewis Morris married, second, Amarith
(f.) Richard Rutherford Morris, son of Col.
Lewis Morris and Anne Elliot, married his
cousin Helen Morris, daughter of James Morris,
and had children:
1. Helen Morris.
2. Lewis Morris.
3. Anna Elliott Morris, married Elias Van
4. Mary Walton Morris, married Gen. W. C.
5. Sophia Morris, married Charles Drayton
Burrill and had children:
(a) Drayton Burrill, married Elizabeth
(b) Mary Burrill, married Richard L.
Kemble and had children:
1. Richard M. Kemble.
2. WilHam Kemble.
(c) Percy Burrill.
(2) General Jacob Morris, second son of General
Lewis Morris, bom December 28, 1755, died in
1844, married first, Mary Cox, who died in 1844.
They had children:
I. Lewis L. Morris married, first, EUzabeth Gil-
1. Lewis Morris, married Julia Collier.
2. Sarah Morris, married John A. Davis, and
had a daughter, Martha Davis, who married
Charles Burtis. They have a daughter, Sarah
3. Mary C. Morris, married B. B. Morris.
4. Elizabeth Ann Morris, married John A.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 145
Collier. Their daughter, Helen S. Collier,
married Thomas D. Wright. Children:
(a) John A. C. Wright.
(b) Mary H. Wright.
(c) Thomas D. Wright.
Lewis L. Morris married, second, Hannah
Winter. Children ;
5. Jacob Morris, married Sarah Tompkins.
6. William A. Morris, married Jane Morris.
7. Robert Hunter Morris, married Martha
8. John C. Morris, married Sybilla Carmatt.
(a) Anna Morris.
(b) Frederick Morris.
(c) Caroline P. Morris.
(d) Carmatt Morris.
(e) Mary Morris.
9. Richard V. Morris.
10. James Rutherford Morris.
11. Charles Lee Morris.
2. John Cox Morris, bom in Philadelphia.
3. Richard Morris, married Frances Upton.
4. Mary Ann Morris, married Isaac Cooper of
5. George Morris.
6. Sarah Morris, married first. Major Peter
PhiHp James Kean, bom in 1788, died in 1828,
the son of John Kean, bom in 1756, and Susan
Livingston, his wife, daughter of Peter Van
Brugh Livingston, and had a son:
John Kean, bom in 18 14, married Lucy
Halstead and resided at his estate,
"L^rsino," in Elizabeth, New Jersey. They
(i) Peter P. Kean, died young.
(2) Caroline M. Kean, married Geo. L.
146 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(3) Susan L. Kean.
(4) John Kean, bom in 1852, graduated from
Yale in 1876. He is U. S. Senator from
(5) Julien H. Kean, bom in 1854.
(6) Christine Kean, married W. Emlen
(7) Elizabeth Kean.
(8) Lucy Kean.
(g) Hamilton Fish Kean, bom in 1862,
married in 1888, Katharine T. Winthrop
and has children:
(a) John Kean.
(b) Robert Winthrop Kean.
Mrs. Sarah Morris Kean after the death of
Major Kean married Looe Baker.
7. Susan Morris.
8. Jacob Walton Morris.
9. Catharine Cox Morris, married John H.
10. William Augustus Morris.
1 1 . James Morris.
12. Charles Valentine Morris.
General Jacob Morris married second, Sophia
Pringle and had a child.
13. William A. Pringle Morris, who married
(3) Lieut. William Walton Morris, third son of
General Lewis Morris, bom in 1760, died in 1832,
married Sarah Carpenter and had children:
1. Lewis Morris, married Julia Hayes.
2. General William Walton Morris, bom August
31, 1 80 1, died December 11, 1865, married Mary
A. Ritchie and had children:
a. William Gouvemeur Morris, bom December
24, 1833, died January 31, 1883, married
Helen Louise Games.
b. Mary Alexander Morris, died young.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 147
c. Estelle Morris, married Dr. John Murray
Camochan and had children:
( 1 ) Harriet F. P. Camochan, married Thomas
W. Ludlow of Yonkers.
(2) jVIary Morris Camochan, married J.
(3) William Camochan, died unmarried.
(4) Estelle Camochan, died unmarried.
(5) Lillian Camochan, married Livingston
Crosby and had one child:
(a) Estelle M. Crosby.
(6) Gouvemeur M. Camochan, married Ma-
tilda G. Goodridge. Children :
(a) John Murray Camochan.
(b) Frederic G. Camochan.
(c) Gouvemeur M. Camochan.
d. Gouvemeur Morris, bom in 1841, died
December 25, 1865.
e. Captain Arthur Morris, married Adelaide
Bettner and had a son :
(a) Arthiu- G. Morris, married Lillian Brooks.
f. Anne Morris, married Col. Joseph G. Ramsay,
U. S. A., and had children:
a. William G. Ramsay.
b. Dr. George D. Ramsay.
c. Joseph G. Ramsay, died young.
3. Lieut.-Col. Gouvemeur Morris, son of Lieut.
W. W. Morris and Sarah Carpenter his wife,
married Anna Maria de Camp.
4. James Morris.
5. Sarah Caroline Morris, died unmarried.
6. Maria F. Morris, died unmarried.
7. Frances Morris, married, first, Captain David
Brooks, U. S. A., second, Abraham Shepard.
a. Fanny Brooks, married William Walton.
b. Isabella Brooks, married Walter Ruther-
148 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
8. Anne Morris, died July 2, 1900, in her 95th
year, married Aquila G. Stout and had children:
a. Sarah W. Stout, married Baron AnceHs de
b. Francis A. Stout, married Emily M. Read.
9. Arthur Breese Morris, married Mary Bard.
(4) James Morris, fourth son of General Lewis Mor-
ris, bom in 1764, died September 7, 1827, married
February i, 1796, Helen Van Cortlandt, daughter
of Augustus Van Cortlandt and Helen Barclay his
wife, and had children:
1. James Van Cortlandt Morris, married Cather-
ine Post, daughter of James Wright Post, M.D.
2. Frederick Augustus Morris.
3. Catharine JMorris, married Dr. Alex. H. Stevens
of New York and had children:
a. Alexa C. Stevens, married Rev. James J.
Bowden and had children:
(i) Constance Bowden, married Herbert
Washington and had a son, Bowden Wash-
4. Helen Morris, married her cousin Richard
Rutherford Morris, son of Col. Lewis Morris.
5. Mary Morris, died unmarried.
6. Ann Morris, died immarried.
7. Jane Morris, died unmarried.
8. Dr. Richard Lewis Morris, bom November 4,
1805, died June 14, 1880, married EHzabeth S.
Fish, daughter of Col. Nicholas Fish, and had
(a) James Morris, married Elizabeth W. Gray.
(b) EHzabeth S. Morris, married WilHam St.
John Elliot Marshall and had children:
(i) WiUiam St. J. E. Marshall, married Con-
stance B. Runcie.
(2) Elizabeth M. Marshall.
(3) Sarah E. Marshall, married Francis L.
Mordaunt and had children:
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(i) Elizabeth M. Mordaunt.
- (2) jMildred C. Mordaunt.
(c) Nicholas F. Morris, U. S. Navy, lost at sea.
(d) Richard L. Morris, died young.
(e) Richard L. Morris, married Lillian Monson
and had children:
(i) Monson Morris.
(2) Helen V. C. Morris, married Nelson
(f) Dr. Stuyvesant Fish Morris, married Ellen
J. Van Buren, granddaughter of President
Martin Van Buren, and had children:
(i) Elizabeth Morris, married October 31,
1906, Benjamin W. Rogers.
(2) Van Buren Morris, died young.
(3) Ellen Van Bxrren Morris, married F.
Livingston Pell and had children:
a. Walden Pell.
b. Stuyvesant M. Pell.
(4) Stuwesant Morris, died young.
(5) Richard L. Morris.
(6) Stuyvesant Fish Morris, married Eliza-
beth H. Wynkoop and had children:
a. Stuj'vesant F. Morris.
b. Martin Van Buren Morris.
(7) Helen V. C. Morris, married David King.
(8) Charlotte L. Morris, married Martin
(9) Margaret L. Morris, married Bayard U.
Livingston of Albany, N. Y., and had
a. Louis Morris Livingston.
b. Bayard U. Livingston.
Robert Rutherford Morris, married Hannah
Edgar, daughter of William Edgar, and had chil-
(a) Catharine Morris, married Henry D
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(b) Anne Morris.
(c) William Edgar Morris, died unmarried.
(d) Cornelia Le Roy Morris, died unmarried.
(e) Helen Morris, married Dr. Magill of U. S.
10. Sarah Louisa Morris, married Edward Augus-
tus Le Roy; issue:
(a) Helen V. C. Le Roy, married William
Pinckney Stewart, and had children:
i. Louisa Morris Stewart, married James
ii. Helen Van Cortlandt Stewart, married
William Irving Kent,
iii. Edward Le Roy Stewart,
iv. Charlotte P. Stewart.
11. WiUiam Henry Morris, son of James Morris
and Helen Van Cortlandt his wife, bom August
3, 1810, died February 12, 1896, married first,
Hannah C. Newbold, who died in 1842 leaving
a. James Staats Morris, bom in 1836.
b. Augustus Newbold iMorris, bom June 3, 1S38;
died in 1906, married on December 10, 1862,
Eleanor Colford Jones, daughter of General
James L Jones, and had children:
i. Newbold Morris, born in 1868, married
Helen S. Kingsland and has children:
(a) Augustus Newbold Morris, bom Feb-
mary 2, 1902.
(b) George Lovett Kingsland Morris, bom
November 14, 1905.
ii. Eva Van Cortlandt Morris.
William H. Morris married second, CaroHne
Halsted, and he married third, in 1850, Ella Birk-
head, who had children :
c. Au<nista McE. Morris, married October 10,
1 87 1, Frederic J. de Peyster, eldest son of Cap-
tain James Ferguson de Peyster by his second
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 151
wife, Frances Goodhue Ashton, and great-great-
grandson of Cornelia Beekman. They had
Helen Van Cortlandt de Peyster.
Frederic Ashton de Peyster.
Frances Goodhue de Peyster.
Augusta Morris de Peyster.
V. Ella Morris de Peyster, married December
II, 1905, William Brock Shoemaker, who died
d. Juliet B. Morris, daughter of Wilham Henry
Morris, married in 1890, PhiHp Livingston,
son of Livingston Livingston.
12. Charlotte Morris, married Richard F. Kemble
and had :
(a) Mary W. Kemble.
(5) Staats Morris, fifth son of General Lewis Morris,
married in 1800, Catalina Van Braeme and had
1. Frederick Morris.
2. Walton Morris.
3. Lewis Nelson Morris, killed in the Mexican
War in 1846.
4. Sarah Morris, married Dr. Leonard.
5. Louisa Morris, married Norman Squires.
(6) Captain Richard Valentine Morris, U. S. Navy,
sLxth son of General Lewis Morris, bom March S,
1768, married Ann W^alton, daughter of Jacob
Walton, son of Jacob Walton and Maria Beekman,
his cousin. They had children :
1. Lewis Morris, died young.
2. Gerard Walton Morris, bom July 1 1 , 1 799, mar-
ried Martha Pine and had children :
a. Gerard W. Morris.
b. Isabella Morris.
c. Anne W. Morris.
d. Richard B. Morris.
e. Captain John P. Morris, of U. S. Army.
152 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
f. Henry W. Morris.
g. Rev. Arthiir Rutherford Morris.
h. Honoria Morris, married Francis J. Barretto
and had a son:
Gerard Morris Barretto.
i. Mary Pine Morris, married Jonathan Ed-
wards and had a child :
Mary Morris Edwards, who married Charles
M. Ostrander. Daughter:
Mary Morris Ostrander.
3. Richard Valentine Morris, died unmarried.
4. Henry Lewis Morris, who married Mary NataHe
Spencer of Albany, N. Y., daughter of Hon. John
C. Spencer, Secretary of War and of the Treas-
ury under President Tyler, and had children:
(a) Mary NataHe Morris, died unmarried.
(b) Henry Lewis Morris, bom August 8, 1845,
married on November 5, 1868, Anna Ruther-
ford Russell and had children:
i. Eleanor Russell Morris, married January
22, 1903, Robert H. McComiick, Jr., of
ii. Lewis Spencer Morris, bom August 21,
1884. Married Emily Pell Coster.
(7) Mary Morris, daughter of General Lewis Morris.
(8) Catharine Morris, died November 23, 1834, lear-
ned August 2, 1778, Thomas Lawrence.
(9) Sarah Morris.
(10) Helen Morris, married in 1782, John Ruther-
lllj. Jacobus or James Beekman, M.D., son of Colonel
Gerardus Beekman, was a physician and also a mer-
chant in New York City. He was bom in 1687. He
married Elizabeth de Peyster, bom in 1692, daughter of
Johannes de Peyster, bom in 1666, and Anna Banker
his wife, and granddaughter of Johannes de Peyster.
They had four children. After his death, she married
Abraham Boelen and had eight children. The chil-
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 153
dren of Jacobus Beekman and Elizabeth de Peyster his
wife were : -
(i) Anatje Beekman, bom in 17 16.
(2) Jacobus Beekman, bom in 1722.
(3) Gerardus Beekman, bom in 1718, married, first,
Mary Beekman, daughter of Christopher Beekman,
his first cousin. He married second, Ann Doren and
they had children:
a. Peter Beekman.
b. Ann Beekman.
c. Gerardus K. Beekman.
(4) John Beekman, son of Jacobus Beekman and
Elizabeth de Peyster, bora in 1720, married Elizabeth
Ellsworth, daughter of Theophilus Ellsworth of New
YorkCity. His will, dated August 10, 1774, probated
August 29, 1774, is recorded in Liber L of Wills, page
128, at Trenton, N. J. Children:
a. James Beekman, married Sarah Lefferts, daugh-
ter of Dirck Lefferts.
b. Gerardus Beekman, married Sarah Paine.
c. John Beekman, married Kisse Gile.
d. Thomas Beekman, married Sarah Matthews.
e. Theophilus Beekman, married EHzabeth Mat-
thews. Children :
1. EHzabeth Beekman, married James Henry.
2. Theophilus Beekman, who lived at Husdon,
f . Elizabeth Beekman, married Colonel Henry Alex-
ander Livingston, bom August 26, 1776, died in
IV. Cornelia Beekman, baptized April II, 1655, died in
April, 1679, married on September 19, 1674, Isaac Van
Vleck, Captain of Militia and .\lderman in New York
City. They had a daughter, who married Alexander
Baird, a lawyer, of Newtown, L. I.
V. Johannes Beekman, baptized November 22, 1656,
third son of Lieut. Wilhebnus Beekman, died in Kingston,
N. Y., Jiily 21, 1 75 1, married March 4, 1685, Aeltje or
Aletta Thomas Popinja, daughter of Thomas Laurensen
Popinga from Groeningen and Maritje Jans his wife.
They lived, in 1725, in a house on North Pearl Street, below-
Maiden Lane, Albany, N. Y., which was afterwards the
residence of Anthony Van der Heyden, described in
Irving's Bracebridge Hall. The Irving house of "Sunny-
side" was copied partly after this house and the iron
vane on one of its gables was transferred to "Sunnyside"
when the old Beekman home was pulled down in 1833.
Their descendants are stated in Some Records of the
Beekman Family, by James R. Gibson, Jr. They had
Va. Wilhelmus Beekman, baptized August 22, 1686,
married Martha Mott. They had children:
(a) Catharine Beekman, baptized February i, 1716,
(b) John Beekman, baptized August 31, 1718.
(c) Wilhelmus Beekman, baptized October 5, 1720.
(d) Mali (Maria) Beekman, baptized March 24, 1723.
(e) Elizabeth Beekman, baptized April 21, 1725.
(f) Jacobus Beekman, baptized May 3, 1730.
(g) Catharine Beekman, baptized September 27, 1727.
(h) Alida Beekman, baptized October 29, 1732.
(i) Christiana Beekman, baptized December 22, 1734.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 155
(j) Henricus Beekman, baptized September 11, 1737.
(k) Jacobus" Beekman, baptized September 17, 1740.
Yb. Thomas Beekman, bom April 13, 1689, in New York
City, died July il, 1759, in Kingston, N. Y., married
January 14, 1715, Maria Wynkoop, baptized April 23,
1693, died July 7, 1758, daughter of Major Johannes
Wynkoop. They had children :
(i) Judicke Beekman, bom December 2, 1715, died
April 10, 175S, married November 10, 1738. Daniel
Whittaker, son of James Whittaker, and had children ;
(a) Thomas Whittaker, died young.
(b) James Whittaker, baptized December 25, 1740,
married April 14, 1764, Jannetje Hoff.
(c) Maria WTiittaker, baptized August i, 1742.
(d) Elizabeth Whittaker, baptized February 19,
(e) Thomas Whittaker, baptized July 28, 1745,
(f) Sarah Whittaker, baptized April 12, 1747.
(g) Catrina Whittaker, baptized February 12, 1749.
(h) John Whittaker, baptized May 19, 1751, died
(i) Thomas Whittaker, baptized April 26, 1752.
(j) Daniel Whittaker, baptized February 16, 1755
(k) Johannes Whittaker, baptized April 10, 1757
(ii) Alida Beekman, bom March, 1 7 1 7, died unmarried.
(iii) Catharine Beekman, bom September 11, 1720,
died May 10, 1762, married December 16, 1759,
William Elswaert, son of Theophilus Elswaert and
Johanna Hardenbrook his wife. No descendants.
(iv) Johannes Beekman, bom June 17, 1723, died
November 22, 1792, married October 20, 1750,
Lydia Van Keuren, bom April 25, 1729, daughter
of Captain Tjerck Van Keuren, who commanded a
company in the French and Indian War, and Marjrtje
Ten Eyck his wife. They had children:
(A) Thomas Beekman, bom October 17, 1751, died
156 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(B) Tjerck Beekman, bom December 30, 1754,
-died December 25, 1791. He was a Captain in
the Revolutionary War. He married Rachel Du-
mont, daughter of John Diunont and Gertrude
Ten Broeck, daughter of Colonel Wessel Ten
Broeck, 1636-1704, Ambassador to Canada under
Governor Dongan. Children;
(i) Dr. John Beekman, baptized May 29, 1785,
died in 1814, unmarried.
(2) Geertruy Beekman, bom March 25, 1787,
died November 22, 1828, married, June, 1825,
Hon. Charles H. Ruggles, Vice Chancellor and
Judge of the Court of Appeals, N. Y.
(3) Sarah Beekman, baptized October 10, 1790,
died in 1874, married January 26, 1819, Rev.
Cornelius D. Westbrook, D.D., bom May 8,
1782, and had children:
(a) J. Beekman Westbrook, married Harriet
(b) Judge Theodoric R. Westbrook, married
JuHa A. Vail, daughter of Hon. Da"vid W.
Vail of New Brunswick, N. J.
(c) Cornelius D. Westbrook.
(d) Gertrude Westbrook.
(e) Charles Ruggles Westbrook.
(f) Mary Westbrook, married James Lansing
(g) Hannah Westbrook, married Charles W.
(C) Dr. John J. Beekman, son of John Beekman,
married Anna Pruyn and had children:
a. Dr. John P. Beekman, married, first, Catharine
Van Schaack, second, Eliza Clarke.
b. Thomas Beekman, married Lydia Van
(D) Benjamin Beekman, born February 23, 1763,
married on January 2, 1785. Rebecca Thomson.
(E) Cornehus Beekman, married Margaret Burhans.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 157
(v) Maria Beekman, died in infancy.
(vi) Elizabeth Beekman, bom Januar>' 2S, 1728, died
October 10, 1784, married November i, 1747, Teunis
Hoogteling, son of Wilhelmus Hoogteling and Marj'tje
Tappen his wife, and had children:
(a) Wilhelmus Hoogteling, died young.
(b) Thomas Hoogteling, baptized October i, 1749,
died April 22, 1817, married October 12, 1777,
Elizabeth Van Sternberg.
(c) William Hoogteling. bom October 6, 1751,
married Marietje Roosa.
(d) Johannes Hoogteling, bom November 25, 1753,
married Anna Margaritta Roosa.
(e) >.Lilli Hoogteling, born October 12, 1755, mar-
ried September 8, 1782, Arie Van Vliet of Dutchess
(f) ComeUus Hoogtehng, bom April 3, 1757.
(g) Annatje Hoogteling, bom January 28, 1759,
married Dirk Van Steenberg, son of Abraham Van
(h) Elizabeth Hoogtehng, bom May 23, 1762, mar-
ried August 17, 1783, John J. Roosa.
(i) Thomas Hoogteling, bom in 1764.
(j) Hezekiah Hoogteling, bom in 1769.
(vii) Malh Beekman, bom October 14, 1730, married
October 4, 1751, Comehus Swart. They lived at
Rhinebeck, N. Y. Children:
(a) Alaretje Swart, baptized September 16, 1753,
married Rejer Hermanse Schermerhom. .
(b) Antje Swart, baptized July 11, 1756, married
Philip H. Bacus.
(c) Johannes Swart, died young.
(d) Catrina Swart, baptized July 20, 1760, married
June II, 1780, John Elmendort".
(e) Thomas Swart, bom in 1763, married Phoebe
(f) Tobias Swart, bom in 1766.
(g) Elizabeth Swart, married John H. Hermanse.
[58 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(h) Cornelius Swart, baptized December 30, 1770,
married Rebecca Latham.
(i) Alida Swart, baptized July 3, 1774.
(viii) Cornelius Beekman, bom September 3, 1733,
married July 17, 1757, Catrina Schoonmaker, daugh-
ter of Hendrick Schoonmaker and had children:
(A) Maritje Beekman, bom January 16, 1758, died
May 3, 1836, married September 30, 1784, Hon.
Jacob G. Klock, member of the State Legislature,
and had children :
(i) John Klock, married Josephine Klock.
(ii) Cornelius Klock, married Elizabeth Fox.
(iii) William Klock, died yoimg.
(iv) Benjamin Klock, married M. Howes.
(v) Katy Klock, married Ashbel Loomis.
(vi) Elizabeth Klock, married George Putnam.
(vii) Polly Klock, married first, Devoe,
second Klock, third March.
(B) Trentje Catharine Beekman, bom December 3,
1759, died March 28, 1828, married January 26,
1783, John Van Gaasbeck, Jr., son of John Van
Gaasbeck and Antje Low his wife, and had children:
(i) Catharine Van Gaasbeck, bom August 24,
1784, married Moses Dubois.
(ii) Abraham Van Gaasbeck, bom in 1786, mar-
ried Maria Osterhout.
(iii) ComeHus Van Gaasbeck, bom February 14,
1789, married Nov. 21, 1816, Mar}' Burhans of
Saiigerties, N. Y., daughter of Tjerck Burhans.
(iv) Antje Van Gaasbeck, bom in 1791.
(v) Thomas Beekman Van Gaasbeck, bom August
22, 1793, died in 1847, married Margaret Van
(vi) Joseph Van Gaasbeck, bom in 1795.
(vii) Annetje Van Gaasbeck, bom December 4,
1797, died May 30, 1855.
(viii) Maria Van Gaasbeck. died young.
(ix) Sarah Van Gaasbeck. bora July 16, 1803.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 159
(C) Thomas Beekman, son of Cornelius Beekman
and grandson of Thomas Beekman, bom April 26,
1761, died October 27, 1814, married January 20,
1788, Catharine Masten, daughter of Cornelius
Masten, and had children:
(i) ComeHus Beekman, married Anna M. Black-
(a) Thomas Beekman, bom in 1822, married
September 25, 1853, Nellie Catharine Van
(b) Julia Beekman, bom March 6, 1S27, mar-
ried James A. Decker.
(c) Laura Beekman, born November 21, 1829,
married Thomas W. Jansen.
(d) Anne Beekman, bom March 2, 1833, died
(e) Mary Beekman, bom July 29, 1836, died
August 16, 1861.
(2) Catharine Beekman, daughter of Thomas
Beekman and Catharine Masten his wife, bom
July 22, 1 79 1, married Abraham J. Van Gaasbeck
and had children:
(a) Beekman Van Gaasbeck, died young.
(b) Lawrence Van Gaasbeck, bom July 10,
1 815, married Mrs. Mary Carr, daughter of
(c) Edgar Van Gaasbeck, bom in 1818, married
Ruby A. Smith.
(d) Wilham H. Van Gaasbeck, bom 1820.
(e) James B. Van Gaasbeck, bom in 1823.
(f) Elizabeth Van Gaasbeck, died yoimg.
(g) Elizabeth Van Gaasbeck, bom in 1826.
(h) Catharine Van Gaasbeck, died young.
(i) Mary Alida Van Gaasbeck, died young.
(j) Debora Van Gaasbeck, died young.
(k) Abraham B. Van Gaasbeck, died young.
(3) Alida Beekman, daughter of Thomas Beek-
man, bom in 1794, died young.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(4) Elizabeth Beekman, bom in 1797, married
(5) Alida Beekman, died young.
(6) Thomas Beekman, died young.
(D) ComeHus Beekman, son of ComeHus Beekman
and Catharine Schoonmaker his wife, bom in
January, 1765, married Catharine Walrath, bom
September 17, 1768, died Febmar^-, 1854, and had
(a) Elizabeth Beekman, bom September 16, 1787,
died March, 181 7, married Cornelius Swartwout
and had children:
(i) Eugene Swartwout.
(ii) Catharine Swartwout, married Moses T.
(iii) Aletta Swartwout.
(iv) EHzabeth Swartwout.
(b) Catharine Beekman, borrj August 16, 1789,
(c) Dorothy Beekman, born May 10, 1791,
married Noah W. Kiniston.
(d) Comehus W. Beekman, bom in 1793, died
January 15, 1866, married in 1S22, Sarah Storms,
daughter of Peter Storms, and had children:
(i) Mary Ann Beekman, bom May 10, 1824.
(ii) Peter Beekman, died unmarried.
(iii) Elizabeth Beekman.
(iv) Celestia E. Beekman.
(v) Nancy Beekman.
(vi) WiUiam ComeUus Beekman, bom March
I, 183S, married Deha Hoffman, daughter of
Charles Hoffman, and had a son:
a. Charles Beekman.
(vii) Sarah Beekman, born July 4, 1840.
(e) Eveline Beekman, bom October 10, 1795,
died in 1862, married John Reese and had chil-
(!) James Reese, of Missouri.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY i6i
(ii) Stephen Reese.
(iii) Dorothy Reese.
(iv) Mary Reese.
(f) Anthony Beekman, bom February 25, 1798,
died in 1864, married Margaret Groff and had
(i) Noah W. Beelcman, bom October, 1826,
married June 15, 1862, Maria Van Deuren.
(ii) Catharine Beekman, bom in 1829, married
Robert Van Deuren.
(iii) John Groff Beekman, married Sarah Groff.
(iv) Reuben Beekman, died in 1865, unmarried,
(v) Benjamin Beekman.
(vi) Loami Beekman, bom in 1839, married
Sarah Hoffman, daughter of Jerome Hoffman,
(vii) Margaret Beekman, bom in 1842, died
(g) Mary Beekman, bora June 4, 1800, died in
1868, married George Bellinger and had a daugh-
(i) Eliza Bellinger.
(h) John Beekman, bom in 1802, died unmarried.
(i) Nancy Beekman, died young
(j) Magdalene Beekman, bom May, 18C7, mar-
ried Gilman Towle and had two sons:
Charles Towle of Indiana.
Henry Towle of Chicago, Illinois.
(k) Margaret Beekman, bom in 18 10, married
Moses T. Meeker. His first wife was her niece
(E) Alida Beekman, daughter of ComeHus Beek-
(F) Elizabeth Beekman, bom in 1770, died young.
(G) John Beekman, bom December 16, 1771, died
in 1857, married Catharine Kierstede, daughter of
Nicholas Kierstede, and had children:
(a) Anna M. Beekman, bom in 1809, died young.
(b) Henry Beekman, died in 1854, unmarrieyl.
l62 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
(c) Jane Beekman, bom in 1813, married Asa
Stebbins of Brooklyn, N. Y.
(d) James Beekman, married Sarah A. Hamilton.
(e) Maria K. Beekman, died young.
(f) John K. Beekman, died immarried.
(g) Walter K. Beekman, died unmarried.
(H) Ehzabeth Beekman, bom in 1774.
(I) Lidea Beekman_ died young.
Vc. Malh (or Mary) Beekman, third child of Johannes
Beekman, son of Wilhelmus Beekman, baptized June
23, 1692, married Aemout Schermerhom, baptized
November 7, 1686, died December 2, 1749, son of Symon
Jacobse Schermerhom, 1 658-1 696, who, at the time of
the destruction of Schenectady by the French and
Indians on February 8, 1690, although wounded, rode
to Albany to give the alarm. They had a residence on
the south side of Queen Street, now Pearl, near Fulton
Street, New York City. Children:
(a) Catharine Schermerhom, baptized May 10, 171 1.
(b) Willemyntje Schermerhom, baptized October 14,
1 7 13, married March 6, 1732, Petrus Cannon, son of
Jan Caimon and Maria Le Grand.
(c) Johannes Schermerhom, baptized July 13, 1715,
married Jime 10, 1741, Sarah Cannon, sister of Petrus
Cannon and daughter of John Cannon, a refugee
from Rochelle, France, at the time of the Huguenot
persecution. Their children, all bom in New York
(i) Amout Schermerhom, bom March 12, 1742.
(ii) Mary Schermerhom, baptized December 21,
(iii) John Schermerhom, baptized January 15, 1746.
(iv) Simon Schermerhom, baptized January 20,
1748, married Jane Bussing.
(v) Peter Schermerhom, baptized October i, 1749,
died January 28, 1826, married EHzabeth Bussing
on September 11, 1 77 1 , and had children :
(i) John P. Schermerhom, bom June 13, 1775,
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 163
married Rebecca Stevens, daughter of General
Ebenezer Stevens, and had a son:
(a) George Stevens Schermerhom, bom January
18, 1807, died August i, 1885, married Maria
Isabella Grim, bom November 3, 1808. They
had a son :
George Stevens Schermerhom, Jr., bom May
3, 1S35, married Juha Magdalene Gibert.
Amy E. Schermerhom.
Edward G. Schermerhom.
Arthur Frederick Schermerhom, married
Frances S. Levick.
Philip G. Schermerhom.
(2) Peter Schermerhom, bom April 22, 1781,
married Sarah Jones. Children:
1. Peter H. Schermerhom, bom March 27,
1805, died yoimg.
2. John Jones Schermerhom, baptized August
17, 1806, died September 23, 1876, married
Mary S. Hone, daughter of Philip Hone.
3. Peter Augustus Schermerhom, bom Janu-
ary 13, 181 1, married Adeline E. Coster.
4. Edmund H. Schermerhom, bom December
5. James J. Schermerhom, bom September
6. WilHam C. Schermerhom, bom June 22.
1 82 1, died January i, 1903, at the old Scher-
merhom residence, 49 West 23d Street, New
(3) Abraham Schermerhom, bom April 9, 1783,
married Helen White, bom November 12, 1792,
daughter of Henry White and Ann Van Cortlandt
his wife, daughter of Augustus Van Cortlandt.
They had children:
I. Anne White Schermerhom, bom February
15, 181S, married Charles Suydam, bom
1 64 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
December 3, 1818, died December 31, 1882.
(a) Charles S. Suydam.
(b) Augustus Van Cortlandt Suydam.
(c) Helen Suydam.
(d) Walter Lispenard Suydam, bom May 20,
1854, '^ho married his cousin, Jane Alesier
Suydam, daughter of John R. Suydam.
They have a son:
Walter L. Suydam, bom in 1884.
2. CaroHne Webster Schermerhom, married
WilHam Astor, bom July 12, 1829, died April
25, 1892, son of William B. Astor and Margaret
R. Armstrong his wife, granddaughter of Mar-
garet Beekman Livingston and great-grand-
daughter of Colonel Henry Beekman the son of
Wilhelmus Beekman the Founder. Their de-
scendants have been stated on page 50.
3. Schermerhom, married Bayard,
daughter of James A. Bayard of Delaware.
4. Captain Frederick Augustus Schermerhom,
bom November i, 1844.
(4) George Schermerhom, bom May 16, 1785.
(5) EHzabeth Schermerhom, bom June 15, 1787,
married Rev. William Creighton.
(6) Jane Schermerhom, bom March 25, 1792.
(vi) Sarah Schermerhom, daughter of Johannes
Schermerhom, bom October 3, 1751, married
James A. Stewart,
(vii) Catharine Schermerhom, bom November 28,
(viii) Abraham Schermerhom, bom March 27, 1755.
(i.\) Comehus Schermerhom, bom December 10,
(x) Catharine Schermerhom, bom March 21, 1759.
(xi) Hester Schermerhom, died young.
(d) Aeltje Schermerhom, bom in 171 7.
(e) Jannetje Schemierhom, bom in 17 19.
THE SEEK MAN FAMILY 165
(f) Simon Schermerhom, bom in 1721.
Yd. Johannes Beekman, son of Johannes Beekman,
baptized July 21, 1695, married January 15, 171 9,
Elizabeth Provoost, daughter of Jonathan Provoost
and Catharine Van de Veen, and had children:
(a) Catharine Beekman, died young.
(b) Johannes Beekman, bom in 1720.
(c) Catharine Beekman, bom in 1 723, married Novem-
ber 26, 1743, Jacob Arden, and had children:
(i) Abya Arden, baptized April 3, 1745, married
(ii) EHzabeth Arden, baptized July 26, 1747, mar-
ried George Leaycraft.
(iii) Catharine Arden.
(iv) Jacob Arden.
(v) Aeltje Arden, died young.
(d) Aeltje Beekman.
(e) Wilhelmus Beekman, baptized December 18, 1726,
married April 5, 1750, Maria Elsworth, daughter of
Joris Elsworth, and had children:
(i) Johannes Beekman, bora in 1751.
(ii) Jannetje Beekman, bom in 1753.
(iii) Jacob Beekman, bom in 1755.
(iv) Joris Beekman, bom in 1756.
(v) EHzabeth Beekman, bom in 1759.
(vi) Wilhelmus Beekman, bom in 1761.
Ye. Catharine Beekman, daughter of Johannes Beekman,
baptized July 17, 1698.
V/. Hendricus Beekman, baptized April 6, 1701.
Yg. Gerardus Beekman, born in 1704.
Yh. Rachel Beekman, baptized July 18, 1708, married
October 17, 1728, John Denmark, son of John Denmark,
and had children;
(i) Aeltje Denmark, bom in 1730.
(ii) Maria Denmark, baptized October 18, 1732.
(iii) Johannes Denmark, bom in 1735.
(iv) Hendricus Denmark, bom in 1739.
(v) Rachel Denmark, bom in 1742.
i66 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
VI. Jacobus Beekman (also called James), sixth child of
Wilheknus Beekman, baptized August 21, 1658, died in
VII. Wilhelmus Beekman, seventh child, bom July 20,
1664, died in 1702, unmarried.
VIII. Martinus Beekman, born in 1665.
IX. Catharine Beekman, married Gerardus Duycldnck of
New York. Holgate, and other genealogists, mention
this daughter of Wilhelmus Beekman. Gibson, and some
other authorities, dispute it. There is no record of any
THE BEEKAIAN CEMETERY
On the old Beekman estate on the Millstone River near
Griggstown, N. J., there is a private burying-ground. This
farm was part of the original purchase of Colonel Gerardus
Beekman in 1702. It was afterward subdivided and parts
of it sold.
On April 22, 1814, Gerardus Christopher Beekman con-
veyed the farm surrounding the cemetery to Abraham Van
Derveer by deed of conveyance which was recorded on Oc-
tober 21, 1 8 14, in the clerk's ofhce at Somerville in Liber H
of deeds at page 538. The consideration expressed therein
was $5941 .50. The farm was described as being in the town-
ship of Montgomery, county of Somerset, N. J. Begin-
ning at a stake standing on the west side of Millstone
River, on the edge of the bank, being the northwesterly
comer of land formerly belonging to Gerardus Beekman, Sr.,
and thence north 36 degrees 30 minutes west 16 chains 18
links to a stake standing in the edge of the upland; thence
along the same two courses thereof northwardly 6 chains
80 links to a stake for a comer, thence north 46 degrees and
4 minutes west 64 chains 60 links, more or less, to a sapling
marked standing on the brink of Dead Tree Brook on the
northeastwardly side of the same; thence along the same
south 33 degrees 15 minutes west 4 chains 80 links, to a
stake standing on the Hne of the said Gerardus Beekman, Sr.,
deceased ; thence along said Hne north 46 degrees 4 minutes
west 25 chains 8 links, to a stone planted for a comer,
thence south 16 degrees west 3 chains to John Van Dyke's
1 68 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
mill; thence south 8 degrees west 6 chains to a stake; thence
south 46 degrees east 29 chains 30 hnks to a sassafras tree
standing on the brink of the Millstone River, thence down
the said river with the courses thereof 6 chains 20 Hnks
to the place of beginning; containing 128 acres and tt, of
an acre; excepting and reserving therefrom yV of an acre sold
to Jacob Van Dyke; also ].i of an acre for the use of a
burying-ground where the present graveyard now is; also
i¥o of an acre sold to Thos. Vanderveer, be the same more
Thus was the land of Beekman Cemetery- reserved for a
burying-ground. It has been kept in order and the iron
fence around it repaired by money received from contri-
butions by the family, but in order to insure a perpetual
supervision over it, so that it may not be neglected, it was
deemed best to legally incorporate it into a cemeterv' under
the "Act to authorize the incorporation of rural cemetery
associations and regulate cemeteries" (April 9, 1875) and the
several supplements thereto. Accordingly a meeting was
held on September 26, 1908, at the old Beekman Homestead
now the residence of Dr. Abraham Beekman Mosher, who
acted as Chairman of the meeting, which was also attended
by the following gentlemen: George W. Campbell, Lewis
Mosher, Theodore B. Hoagland, Schuyler C. Staats, Joseph
A. Skillman, A. S. Hoagland, and William B. Aitken.
The Beekman Cemetery Association was incorporated
under the trusteeship of George W. Campbell, President,
Wniiam B. Aitken, Treasurer, and Dr. Abraham Beekman
Mosher, Secretarv'. The certificate of incorporation was
received in the office of the clerk of the county of Somerset,
at Somerville, N. J., on September 28, 1908, and recorded
in Book 3 of Copartnerships and Corporations at page 28,
The descendants of Gerardus Beekman and of all persons
having an interest in said cemetery are entitled to the right
of burial therein, and for the purpose of carrying out this
intention, and under the act of New Jersey of March 12,
1890, "to enable the owners of land used for private bmy^ng-
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 169
grounds in any of the townships of this State to provide
for the improvement, protection, and preservation of the
same," they have conveyed to the Beekman Cemetery Asso-
ciation the unoccupied portions of the burying-ground, to-
gether with its control, subject to their rights of burial therein.
The list of burials in the Beekman Cemetery is not com-
plete. The following are the inscriptions on the monuments
Gerardus Beekman, d. Alch. 19, 1822, aged 86. 0. 27.
"0 may my himible spirit stand among those clothed
The meanest place at thy right hand is infinite delight. "
Jane, wife of Gerardus Beekman, d. July 13, 1841, in
the 86th year of her age.
John A. Beekman, d. September 21, 1829, in the 47th year
of his age.
Alletta Rappleye, relict of John A. Beekman, d. Jime i,
1 87 1, in the 86th year of her age.
"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. "
Margaret H., daughter of Abraham C. and Elizabeth H.
Beekman, d. Aug. 29, 1836, aged 14 years 5 months and 22
Garret Beekman, d. Jan. 11, 1848, aged 79 years 10 mos.
and 14 days.
Abraham Beekman, d. Sep. 3, 181 8, in the 80th
Ann, wife of Abraham Beekman and dau. of Garret and
Nelly Voorhees, d. May 25, 1S17, in the 65th year of her age.
"In Christ alone I hope and trust
To rise in judgment with the just."
170 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
Christopher Beekman, son of Garret Beekman, d. Feb. i8,
1816, in "the 20th year of his age.
Margaret Beekman, wife of Garret and dau. of Jacobus
Quick, d. Mch. 12, 1816, aged 41 yrs. 6 mos. and 15 days.
"Dear husband, now the time is come.
Farewell, the Saviour calls me home
To leave all earthly love;
Remember your Creator here,
Farewell, we meet above."
Christopher Beekman, d. Nov. 16, 1829, in the 96th year
of his age.
Maria Beekman, wife of Garret Beekman and daughter
of Demenicus Stryker, died April 15, 1794, aged 22 years
2 mos. and 2C days.
Anne, wife of Benjamin Skillman, d. Mch. 3, 1795, in the
60th year of her age.
"In Christ alone I hope and trust
To rise in judgment with the just."
Abraham B. Skillman, d. March 21, 1807, by hngering
illness of 3 years, in the 41st year of his age.
"In Christ alone we hope and trust
To rise in judgment with the just. "
Gitty, daughter of Abraham B. Skillman, d. Nov. 15, 1807,
in the year of her age.
An old rough Beekman stone with name and dates oblit-
Gerardus, son of Abraham and Anne Beekman, d. 1805 in
the 27th year of his age.
Rebecca Van Dyke, wife of Garret Beekman, d. Nov. 14,
1847, aged 78 years 3 m. and 7 d.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY jji
Cornelia, daughter of Garrit Beekman and Margaret
Quick, d. Sep. 9, 1834, aged 34 yrs. 3 mos. and 23 days.
Demenicus Stryker, son of Garrit Beekman, d. Dec. 30,
1804, in the loth year of his age.
Joanna, wife of John A. Beekman and daughter of Peter
and Jane Nevius, d. May 6, 18 14, in the 30th year of her age.
Martha Beekman, wife of Christopher Beekman, d. Oct.
30, 181 7, in the 76th year of her age.
"Here Hes the saint, the mother, friend, and wife.
She filled her days with works of righteousness,
And now beyond the regions of sky
Her spirit mingles with the saints on high."
Thomas Skillman, d. Dec. — , 1809, in the 82d year of his
"Afflictions sore long time I bore,
My body racked with pain.
Now death is come and called me home.
I shall with Jesus reign. "
Mar>^ Beekman, wife of Thomas Skillman, d. June, 1 81 9,
in the 86th year of her age.
"Father, I give my spirit up
And trust it in thy hand.
My djdng flesh shall rest in hope
And rise at thy command."
Christopher Beekman, d. Feb. 26, 1S60, aged 86 years i
mo. and 15 days.
" Look on dear friends as you pass by,
Remember you are bound to die.
Sorrow and health will soon be past
And bring you to the grave at last."
Abraham C. Beekman, d. Feb. 24, 1877, aged 89. [In-
scribed on a large monument.]
172 THE BEEKMAN FAMILY
Elizabeth Houghton, wife of Abraham C. Beekman, d.
Aug. 2: 1S64, aged 73.
Mary Van Dyke, wife of Christopher Beekman, d. Feb.
II, 1859, aged 80 yrs. 3 mos. and 5 days.
" Dearest parent, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 't is God who hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal. "
Abram Beekman, son of Wm. B. and Catharine Aitken, d.
Mch. 30, 1S62, aged 2 years 6 months and 2 days.
[Monument eight feet in height.]
Lewis H. Alosher, b. Nov. 17, 1822, d. Mch. 29, 1882.
Matilda Beekman his wife, b. Dec. 2, 1S24, d. Mch. 30, 1901,
Lizzie B. Voorhees, wife of George W. Campbell, born
March 4, 1854, died August 31, 1888. [Large monimient.]
Florence Campbell, 1 881-1895, daughter of George W.
Campbell and Lizzie B. Voorhees.
Peter Van derveer, bom July i, 1797, died Dec. 29, 1882.
Penelope Ketcham, wife of Peter Van der Veer, bom
August 28, 1800, died December 13, 1881.
Emma A. Vanderveer — Luke Vanderveer — Anne Vander-
veer — Abraham and Phcebe Vanderveer.
Dr. John Reeve, died June 23, 1834, aged 69 years.
Ann, wife of John Reeve, died Feb., 1877, aged 52 years
Emma, daughter of Peter L. and Penelope \'an Derveer,
and wife of William N. Vail, died Oct. 31, 1857, in the 24th
year of her age.
Ann, daughter of Abraham and Phcebe Van Derveer.
Died May 21, , age 8 yrs. 2 mos. and 19 days.
THE BEEKMAN FAMILY 173
Mary, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Newton, died Sep.
I, 1827, aged 13-years.
Cornelius Skillman, bom January I, 1 771, died January 12,
1853. [Large monument.]
Ida S. Skillman, wife of Cornelius Skillman, bom January
25, 1778, died January 20, 1831.
The Van Dyke Family
JAN THOMASSE VAN DYKE, THE FOUNDER
"AN THOMASSE VAN DYKE,
the son of Thomas Van Dyke,
was the founder of the Van
Dyke family in America. He
came to New Amsterdam from
Amsterdam, Holland, in the year
1652 with his wife Tryntje Achias
or Haegen and seven children.
It is said that she was his
second wife and that his first
wife was the mother of four of
'AMDrKEHOHE-Ni;roF^ff his children. He died in 1673.
He was one of the founders in 1657 of New Utrecht, where
Director-General Peter Stuyvesant had permitted the estab-
lishment of a town comprising about one thousand acres
divided into farms of fifty acres each. The early settlers in
America could not purchase land from the Indians without
permission of the government and when a purchase was
arranged it was followed by a special grant allowing the
formation of a settlement or town. This is in accordance
with the "Law of Nations" expressed in Wheaton. Jan
Thomasse Van Dyke owned one of these farms and in
1659 added to it a tract of meadow land extending toward
what is now called Coney Island.
The founders of New Utrecht were granted patents by
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 175
the Governor and Council at Fort Amsterdam on January
16, 1657. The}: were Jacques Cortelyou; the Lord Coim-
sellor and Fiscal Nicasius de SiHe ; Peter Buys ; Johan Zeelen ;
Albert Albertsen (Terhune) ; WiUem WiUemse (Van Engen) ;
Jacob HelHckers (alias Swart); Pieter Jansen; Huybert
Hoock; Jan Jacobson; Yimker (or Squire) Jacobus Corlear;
Jan Thomasse Van Dyke; Jacobus Backer; Rutgert Joosten
(Van Brunt); Jacob Pietersen; Pieter Roeloffse; Claes
Claessen (Smith) ; Comelis Beeckman and Teunis Joosten.
There were then in New Netherlands besides Jan Thom-
asse Van Dyke two other representatives of Van Dyke
families of Holland : Franz Classen Van Dyke or Dyck, and
Hendrick Van Dyke, who was "Fiscall" or State's Attorney
under Governor Peter Stuyvesant, and who came to New
Amsterdam in 1640. He is the one who raised a disturbance
on Broadway which nearly caused the early finish of New
Amsterdam. He had a house and orchard just south of
where Trinity Church now stands. In 1655 he shot and
kiUed an Indian who was stealing fruit from his orchard.
This hasty action led to much trouble with the Indians and
many settlers were killed. He died in 1688, leaving a son
Cornelius who was the ancestor of the Albany Van D}-kes
and a son Rodolphus Van Dyke who married Elizabeth
Oudenade and had a son Rev. Henry Van Dyke, bom in
1740 in Nassau Street, New York City, died in i8n, who
married Hulda Lewis of Stratford. An account of this Van
Dyke family may be found in Rev. G. Morgan HiU's History
of the Church in Burlington, N. J.
Tunis G. Bergen, in a footnote to his History of the Bergen
Family, says that the father of Jan Thomasse Van Dyke was
Thomas Janse Van Dyke of Amsterdam, who married Sytie
Dirks, and that they had two other sons, Nicholas Thomasse
Van Dyke and Hendrick Van Dyke.
Jan Thomasse Van Dyke was active in the affairs of the
colony from the beginning and soon received honors and
appointments under its government. He inherited the
qualities of energy and ability from his ancestors of Holland,
a family which had long been considered one of the best
176 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
of the burgher families. His coat of arms is described in
Rietstap^ Armorial General of France, as follows: "D'arg.
a line digue de sin., touchant les flancs de I'ecu, mouv. d'une
eau au nat., et surm. de trois etoiles d'or, rangees en chef.
Crest: une etoile d'or."
The Director- General and Coundl at Fort Amsterdam on
October 2, 1659, made the following proclamation: "The
Director- General and Coundl notify the inhabitants of the
Town of New Utrecht to keep good watch and for the purpose
of keeping good order they have appointed and set as in
other cases the person Jan Thomassen to the office of Ser-
geant, they therefore order the inhabitance of the Town of
New Utrecht to obey and acknowledge as Sergeant the
above named Jan Thomassen." This was the commission
of Sergeant Jan Thomasse Van Dyke.
It was often the custom of the Dutch to refer to a person
by mentioning his first name and the first name of his father.
Jan Thomasse would mean John the son of Thomas, and Jan
Janse, John the son of John. To this would be added the
name which indicated generally the place from which he
came; thus Beekman was "the man of the brook," Van Dyke
was the man of the dyke. The name was spelled in many
ways, often in the same family. It was spelled Van Dyke,
Van Duyk, Van Dike, Vandike, Van Dyk, Van Duyck, and
Van Dyck. The correct way of spelling the name of the
family founded by Jan Thomasse Van Dyke is Van Dyke.
Dutch parents in naming their children would generally
give to the oldest son the name of his paternal grandfather,
and to the second son the name of his maternal grandfather.
The two oldest daughters would receive the names of their
grandmothers in the same order. According to the Register
of New Nethcrland Jan Thomasse Van Dyke was for many
years a Magistrate of Fort Orange and New Utrecht.
Jan Thomasse Van Dyke was appointed by Governor
Colve, August 18, 1673, one of the Schepens. He must have
died soon after for under date October 16, 1673, we find in
Documentary History of New York, vol. ii., 577 and 659,
the following entry:
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 177
" The Governor hath, from the nomination made by the
Magistrates of the town of Utrecht selected Jan Gysbertse
Van Meteren as a Magistrate in place of Jan Thomassen now
In Bergen's Early Settlers of King's County, it is stated that
in 1675 his heirs sold his old farm in New Utrecht to Rut.
Joosten for 2500 guilders; his new farm to Bryn Janse for
2000 guilders, and his two lots in the village to his son
Hendrick Janse Van Dyke for 750 gtulders. His widow
Tryntje Haegen married on August 11, 1678, Tileman
Jacobsz Van der Hard, who came to America from Kamerik,
Jan Thomasse Van Dyke and Tryntje Haegen his wife had
(A) Thomas Janse Van Dyke.
(B) Derrick Van Dyke.
(C) Card Van Dyke.
(D) Captain Jan Janse Van Dyke.
(E) Achias Van Dyke.
(F) Peter Van Dyke.
(G) Lambert Van Dyke.
(H) Hendrick Janse Van Dyke.
(I) Antje Janse Van Dyke.
(J) Angenietje Van Dyke.
(K) Tryn1.je Van Dyke.
THOMAS JANSE VAN DYKE; DERRICK VAN DYKE AND CAREL
(A) Thomas Janse Van Dyke, son of Jan Thomasse
Van Dyke, bom about 1632, was the oldest son and had just
about reached his majority when he sailed with his father from
Amsterdam, Holland, to New Amsterdam in the early part
of the year 1652. He owned a farm of about fifty acres in
New Utrecht where he resided until 1677. In 1673 he was
a magistrate of New Utrecht. In 1677 he sold his farm
there to Rutgert Joosten Van Brunt and moved to a farm
in Brooklyn which he sold in 1695 to Woughter Van Pelt.
He married Maritje Andriessen. Their children were:
al. Jan Van Dyke of Middlesex, N. J., married Geesje
all. Andries Van Dyke, baptized August 11, 1675.
Removed to Newcastle County, Delaware.
cIII. Nicholas Van Dyke, married on April i, 1689,
Tryntje Rinerse Amds, daughter of Rinier Amds of
Flatbush, Long Island. They had a daughter Tryntje
Van Dyke, baptized August 4, 1690. In Stiles' History
of Brooklyn at page 203 is given a copy of the charter
to the inhabitants of Breucklen by Governor Dongan
bearing date May 3, 1686, and among the names of the
inhabitants with a statement of the number of years
each had lived in the country are found; Hendrick
Veghten, 27 years; Claes Arentse Veghten, 27 years;
Claes (Nicholas) Thomas Van Dyke, native, and
Achias Janse Van Dyke, 36 years. He married 2d
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 179
Fransyntie Hendricks of Flatbush and lived on a farm
which he owned at Gowanus, Brooklyn, until about the
year 1703, when he moved to Somerset County, New
Jersey, where he attended the Dutch Church at Six
Mile Run. He is supposed to have returned to his
farm in Brooklyn for in 171 5 he was a private in Cap-
tain Aersins' company of King's County militia. In
a petition for lands for the Dutch chiu-ches at Flatlands
and Flatbush bearing date August 8, 171 1, appear the
names Nicholas Van Dyke, deacon, and Lucas Stevense,
elder, and the request for two lots in Flatbush describes
them as on the north side of lands of Colonel Gerardus
Beekman, Jacob Hendrickse, and Roelof Van Kerk on
the south side of the lane leading to Gowanus. In
1724 he sold his Brooklyn farm of 200 acres to Joseph
Hagemon and removed to Newcastle County, Dela-
ware. Their children were :
(i) Thomas Van Dyke, bom April 11, 1693.
(2) Geesje Van Dyke, bom October 4, 1694.
(3) Maria Van Dyke, bom July 3, 1696, married
(4) Henricus Van Dyke, bom May 3, 1698.
(5) Johannes Van Dyke, bom March 22, 1700.
(6) Antje Van Dyke, born July 5, 1704.
(7) Abraham Van Dyke, who had a farm at YcUow
Hook, now Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N. Y.
(8) Nicholas Van Dyke, baptized April 5, 1708, mar-
ried Lytic Dirks and had a son Hon. Nicholas
Van Dyke, bom September 25, 1738, died in 1789.
He was Major of militia in Newcastle County,
Delaware, during the Revolutionary War. In 1774
he was a member of the Committee of Correspondence
and in 1776 Deputy to the Convention; he was a
member of the Continental Congress from 1777 to
Feb. I, 1783, when he became Governor of the Colony
of Delaware, and administered the office until his
death in 1 789, the year that the Colony became a
State of the Confederation. His son, Hon. Nicholas
i8o THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
Van Dyke, was bom December 20, 1769; died March
21, 1826; graduated from Princeton College in 1788;
admitted to the Bar of Delaware in 1792; elected to
the Legislature in 1799; member of the United States
Congress from 1807 to 1811 ; member of the Delaware
Senate in 1815. He was United States Senator from
Delaware from 181 7 to 1826. He married Mary
Johns, daughter of Kensy Johns and Susannah
Galloway his wife. Children:
a. Dorcas Van Dyke, married October 6, 1824,
Charles Irenee Dupont, bom in Charleston, South
CaroHna, March 29, 1797, eldest son of Victor
Marie du Pont de Nemours, bom October i, 1767,
died January 30, 1827, who came to America as a
French diplomat to the United States. He returned
to France to be Aide-de-Camp to General Lafayette,
when the latter was in command of the French
National Guard. In 1800 he made his home in
America and went into the business of manufacturing
gunpowder with his father and brothers at Wilming-
ton, Delaware. His father was Pierre Samuel Du
Pont de Nemours of Paris, France, bom in 1739,
died in 18 17, who married Nicole Charlotte Maria
Louise Le Dee de Rencourt and had sons:
1. Victor M. du Pont de Nemours, above
2. Elethere Irenee du Pont de Nemours, bom in
Paris, France, married in Paris in 1791, Sophie
Madeline Dalmas who died in 1829. They had
a. Alfred Victor Dupont.
b. Alexis Irenee Dupont.
c. General Henry Dupont, born in Delaware,
August 8, 18 12; died August 8, 1889; graduated
from West Point Military Academy and was
Adjutant-General of Delaware. He married in
1837 Louisa Gerhard. His son. Col. Henry
Algernon Dupont, born in Wilmington, Dela-
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY i8i
ware, July 30, 1838, graduated from West Point
i^Iilitary Academy and served through the War
of the Rebelhon, retiring with the rank of Lieut. -
Anne H. Walton, in Salons, Colonial and Repub-
lican, says that the wedding of Dorcas Montgomery
Van Dyke and Charles Irenee Dupont was one of
the greatest events that the town of Newcastle,
Delaware, has ever seen. General Lafayette wit-
nessed the ceremony and at its conclusion kissed the
bride. They had children ;
(a) Mary Van Dyke Dupont, baptized April 19,
(b) Victor I. Dupont, bom August 5, 1830, died
January 7, 1873, married February 26, 1862,
iMary Sophia Dupont and had children :
a. Victorine A. Dupont.
b. Charles Francis Dupont, died young.
(c) Amelia Josephine Dupont, died young.
(d) Nicholas Van Dyke Dupont, died yoimg.
(9) Margrietje Van Dyke, bom January 11, 171 1,
(10) Daniel Van Dyke, bora November 13, 1713.
(2) Geesje Van Dyke, daughter of Nicholas Van Dyke,
baptized November 14, 1694, married Nicholas Van
Bnmt, son of Coraehus Rutgers Van Brunt. Children :
(i) Major Hendrick Van Brunt, married Nelly .
He was a Alajor in the American army in the Revo-
lutionary War. In 1 780, he was captured and made a
prisoner in the Sugar House in New York City. They
lived near Shrewsbury, N. J. They had no children.
(2) Nicholas Van Bnint, married and Uved at Shrews-
bury, N. J., and had children:
(i) Nicholas Van Brunt,
(ii) Hendrick Van Brunt.
(3) Comehus Van Brunt, married Elleanor .
They had children :
(i) Geesje Van Brunt,
(ii) Joseph Van Brunt.
B2 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
(iii) Nicholas Van Bnmt.
(iv) Cornelius Van Brunt,
(v) Hendrick Van Brunt.
(4) Catharine Van Brunt, died unmarried.
(5) Jannetje Van Brunt, died unmarried.
(6) Anne Van Brunt, married Cornelius Wincant.
(7) Agnes Van Bnmt, bom in 1734.
(8) Geesje Van Brunt, bom in 1737.
a IV. Hendrick or Tierck Van Dyke, son of Thomas
Janse Van Dyke, married Pietemella . He
resided at Yellow Hook now Bay Ridge on New York
I . Thomas Van Dyke, married Jannetje Suydam.
2 Peter Van Dyke.
3. Hendrick Van Dyke, married Engeltie.
He died in 1751. His will dated March i, 1751, and
recorded October 30, 1751 in Liber 18 of Will p. 31,
in the Surrogate's Office, New York, mentions his
wife Engeltie and provides her with a home and an
annuity and mentions his son "Hendrick Van Dyck
of the Raritan in New Jersey" and his son John Van
Dyck to whom he gives his farm in Kings County,
and his "Great Dutch Bible." He mentions and
makes bequests to his other descendants; children:
a. Hendrick Van Dyke of the Raritan, New Jersey,
bom February 10, 1709, married Margritje Ter-
b. Peter Van Dyke.
c. John Van Dyke.
d. Gerritje Van Dyke, married James Robinson.
e. Jannetje Van Dyke, married Philip Van Ars-
dalen, son of ComeHs Simonse Van Arsdalen and
Mary Dirckse his wife, and grandson of Symon
Janse Van Arsdalen and Pieterje Cornelia Wyckoff,
daughter of Peter Claesen Wyckoff, who came
from Holland in 1636, and married about 1649
Gretie Van Ness, daughter of Hendrick Van Ness.
Isaac Van Arsdalen, son of Philip Van Arsdalen,
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 183
married Margaret Strycker, and had a son, Abra-
ham Isaac Van Arsdalen, who married Mary Eoff,
and their son, Isaac Abraham Van Arsdalen, mar-
ried Maria Van Doren, who was also descended
from Jan Thomasse Van Dyke through his daughter,
Annietje Jans Van Dyke, who married Adriaen
Willemse Bermet. They had a daughter, Margaret
Strycker Vanarsdale, who married Nathaniel Al-
ward and had a daughter, Mary Alward who mar-
ried William Johnson Taylor and had children :
(i) Margaret Alward Taylor, married Edward
Henry Eamshaw; children:
(a) Marjory Eamshaw.
(b) Gertrude Eamshaw.
(c) Elizabeth Lawrence Eamshaw.
(d) Edward Henry Eamshaw, Jr.
(2) Helen Hamilton Taylor.
(3) Knox Taylor, married Lucy J. Miller.
(4) Alward Taylor, married Sarah Corcoran,
child : Mary Alward Taylor.
f. Teuntje Van Dyke, married Teunis Denyse.
g. Maria Van Dyke, married first Johannes Rapalje ;
second Gerett Boerum.
h. Pietemella Van Dyke.
4. Gerrit Van Dyke.
5. Ariantje Van Dyke.
6. Engeltie Van Dyke.
aV. Isaac Van Dyke of Middlesex County, N. J.,
baptized September 11, 1681, married Barbara ,
and settled in New Brunswick, N. J., in 1703. He died
about 1727 as his will was filed at Trenton, N. J., March
31, 1727. The papers show that he was then 47 years
old. In the will he mentions his wife Barbara and his
three children. The last two were then under age. He
mentions his farm in Newcastle County, Delaware.
John Van Dyke of Middlesex County, N. J., and Andries
Van Dyke of Newcastle County, Delaware, his brothers,
were the executors. The witnesses were Teunis Omck,
I84 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
Cornelius Williamson, and Thomas Yates. The will was
proved May 15, 1727. Children:
(a) Thomas Van Dyke.
(b) Mary Van Dyke.
(c) Isaac Van Dyke.
aVI. Engeltie Van Dyke, married at (New Utrecht,
Gregory Storm, bom in Holland in 1656, son of Dirk
Storm who came from Brabant, Holland, to America in
1662 and Maria Pieters his wife. Children:
(a) Marietje Storm, married on May 15, 1714, Her-
(b) Dirk Storm, bom in 1695, married Elizabeth
(c) Thomas Storm, married Anneke Aleyer. Children :
1. Thomas Storm.
2. Jacob Storm.
3. Garrit Storm, married Maria Sickels and had a
son Thomas Storm who married Elizabeth Graham
of Fishkill, N. Y., and had children:
(i) Garrit Storm, died young.
(ii) Garrit Storm married, Susan Gouvemeur, and
had a daughter Glovina Rossell Storm who
married Samuel Verplank Hoffman. Their de-
scendants have already been stated in the Beek-
(iii) Elizabeth Stonn, married James Manning.
(iv) Mary Storm.
(v) Anne Storm.
(vi) Hester G. Storm, married Charles F. Bunner.
(vii) Catharine Storm, married Ruggles Hubbard.
(viii) John Storm, died unmarried.
(Lx) Thomas Storm, died unmarried.
(x) Captain Stephen Storm, bom December 7,
1788, married Jane Maria Graham, daughter of
Theodorus Van Wyck Graham. Children:
(i) Thomas Storm, died young.
(2) Theodora Van Dyke Storm, died young.
(3) Stephen Storm, died young.
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 185
(4) John Storm, died young.
(5) - Julia Storm, died young.
(6) John Graham Storm, married Guardine
(7) Theodore Storm.
(8) Thomas Storm, bom October 4, 1826, died
Alay I, 1890, married Sarah Matilda Boyd.
a. Clarence Storm, bom Februan,' 2, 1872.
b. Edna Graham Storm, married Malcolm
c. Mabel Louisa Storm, married, Joseph Fer-
ris Simmons, son of J. Edward Simmons.
4. Joris Storm, son of Thomas Storm and Anneke
5. Abraham Storm, married Catherine Bussing.
6. John Storm.
7. Isaac Storm.
(d) Aeltje Storm, married Frederick Bancke.
(e) Jan Storm, bom in 1704, married Raghel De
(f) Elizabeth Storm, bom November 6, 1711, married
(B) Derrick Van Dyke, second son of Jan Thomasse Van
Dyke, came to America with his father in 1652. He married
in New Amsterdam on April 25, 1674, Urseltie Jans. They
had one child.
(C) Carel Janse Van Dyke, third son of Jan Thomasse
Van Dyke, came to America with his father in 1652; died in
1734; married on January 27, 1680, Lysbeth Ards Van der
Hard and settled in New Utrecht where he was a magistrate.
He removed to Monmouth County, New Jersey, where he
died. His will w^as recorded in December, 1732, in Liber
C at page 12 in the office of the Secretary of State at Tren-
ton, N. J. They had children:
(i) Geatje Van Dyke, baptized May 8, 1681, married
first Jan Romeyn of New Jersey, second Jan Bennem.
(2) Jan Van Dyke, baptized November 19, 1682.
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(3) Engeltie Van Dyke, baptized August 17, 1684,
married Hendrick Verwie.
(4) Aert Van Dyke, baptized May 6, 1688, died in 1730.
(5) Thomas Van Dike, married Mayke Wyckoff.
(6) Pieter Van Dyke, married Adriaentje Neefus.
(7) Elizabeth Van Dyke, married Thomas Heyer.
CAPTAIN JAN JANSE VAN DYKE
(D) Captain Jan Janse Van Dyke, son of Jan Thomasse
Van Dyke, bom not long before the year 1652, died in 1736;
married May 9, 1673, in New York City, Teuntje or Tryntje
Thyssen Lanen Van Pelt, daughter of Matthais Van Pelt,
also known as Thys Lanse Van Pelt and as Matthys Lancz
Van Pelt Lanen, a Walloon who emigrated from Liege in
1663, and settled in New Utrecht. A. D. Mellick, in the
Story of an Old Farm, says that in some instances the Chris-
tian name of the father served as a surname for the children,
and that the Lane and Van Pelt families of Somerset and
Hudson Counties, N. J., originated in Mattys Lanez Van
Pelt Lanen. Matthais Van Pelt was undoubtedly of the
same family and probably a brother of Woughter or Wouter
Teimisz Lanen Van Pelt who in 1695 purchased a farm of
Thomas Janse Van Dyke and who with Ort Van Pelt pur-
chased in 1 717 part of the Harlingen Tract in Somerset
County, N. J. Wouter Van Pelt married Jannetje Schaus of
Gowanus. His will, dated May 20, 1728, recorded in New
York County, names his children: Teunis; Alexander; Peter;
Johannis; Mary; EUzabeth; and Jacomyntie and grand-
daughter Margaret Bennet.
Captain Jan Janse Van Dyke resided in New Utrecht,
where he was a magistrate in 1679. Governor Leisler by
commission which is recorded in the Documentary History
of New York, vol. xxxvi., at page 142, commissioned him
in December, 1689, a Lieutenant in Jan Hanse's company
of New Utrecht militia, of which Joost Van Brunt was
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Ensign of Foot. In 1700, he was commissioned Captain by
Richard (Coote) Earl of Bellomont. In September, 1726,
he sold for £1676 to his son-in-law, Capt. Rutgent Van
Brimt, who had married his daughter Jannetji, his home-
stead in New Utrecht with sixty acres of land and also a
large tract of land at Canarsie, N. Y.
He died in 1736, leaving a last will and testament bearing
date May 16, 1735, which was admitted to probate in New
York County, November 9, 1736, and is recorded in the
Svirrogate's office in Liber 13 of Wills, page 35. The witnesses
to the will were ComeHus Van Bnmt, Joost Van Brunt,
Theodore Elsworth, and Christopher Codwise. The pre-
amble to the will is as follows :
" In the Name of God, Amen. I, John Van Dyck of New
Utrecht, in Kings County, on the Island Nassau, in ye
Province of New York, Yeoman, being of perfect health, both
in body and mind, and knowing the certainty of death and
uncertainty of the time of its approach. Do make this my
Last Will and Testament in manner and form following
First I bequeath my soul to God who gave it, my body to the
earth from whence it came to be decently interred at the
discretion of my executors hereafter named, in certain hopes
of Resurrection and the Union of my body and soul at the
last day and of Eternal Life through the sole merits of my
blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and as to what wordly estate
God hath pleased to Bestow upon me and that shall belong
to me at the time of my Dec'se after my just debts and
funeral expenses are paid and satisfied, I give, devise and
bequeath of the same in manner and form following. "
By his wiU he gave to his children "John Van Dyck, Mattys
Van Dyck, Catherine, widow of Daniel Hendrickson, Jannetji,
wife to Capt. Rutgers Van Bnmt, Angennetj, wife to Simon
De Hart" all his personal estate after paying legacies; to his
grandson John Stephens, five shilhngs; to his granddaughter,
Teuntji, widow of John Sleigh, £25; to his grandchildren
"the children of my daughter Catleyntje deceased which
was the wife of Garret Ketteltas in niunber 3 sons and 3
daughters each 5 shillings"; to his "great grandson John Van
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 189
Buren, son of my granddaughter Teuntji Richon deceased
which was wife of Dr. John Van Buren, Jr., £25, to be paid
when he comes of age." He appointed as executors his
"sons John Van Dyke, Mattys Van Dyke, Rutgers Van
Brunt, and Simon De Hart."
The children of Captain Jan Janse Van Dyke and Teuntje
Thyssen Lanen Van Pelt his wife were :
dl. Catharine Van Dyke, married Daniel Hendrickson.
(i) Hendrick Hendrickson, bom in 1700, married in
1725 Neeltje Schenck, daughter of Garret Schenck
and Neeltje Voorhees his wife; children:
1 . Tryntje Hendrickson, died yoimg.
2. Daniel Hendrickson, bom in 1727, married Mary
3. Neeltje Hendrickson, died young.
4. Garret Hendrickson, bom in 1734, <^isd in 1801.
He was a Lieutenant in Captain WilHam Schenck's
company in the War of the Revolution. He
married, first, Catharine Hendrickson and had a
son Henry Denise Hendrickson. He married, sec-
ond, Lena Van Lieu.
5. Judge Hendrick Hendrickson, 1751-1811, mar-
ried, first, Lydia Couwenhoven; second, Helena
6. Mary Hendrickson, married Cornelius Couwen-
7. Antje, bom October 7, 1744, married David H.
(2) Catharine Hendrickson, married Henry Dusen-
berry and had children:
a. Antje Dusenberry, bom in 1736.
b. Anne Dusenberry, bom in 1738.
c. William Dusenberry, bom in 1743.
(3) Maykije (Micha) Hendrickson, married Geysbert
(4) Anne Hendrickson, baptized December 30, 171 1,
married William Couwenhoven; children:
1 90 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
a. Sarah Couwenhoven, married Jacob Van Dom.
b^ Daniel Couwenhoven, bom March 30, 1 737, mar-
ried Helena Taylor.
(5) John Hendrickson, bom 1702, married Annetje
Couwenhoven and had children :
a. Daniel Hendrickson, bom July 3, 1735, married
in 1758 Eleanor Van Mater.
b. Jacob Hendrickson, died young.
(6) Francyntje (Frances), married 1731, Teunis Cortel-
you; she was his second wife, his first being Catharine
Van Dyke, daughter of Hendrick Van Dyke, by whom
he had one child: Helen Cortelyou, bom March 14,
172S, who married Samuel Forman.
(7) Daniel Hendrickson, bom January 5, 1723, mar-
ried Catharine Couwenhoven, daughter of ComeHus
Couwenhoven, and had children:
(a) Daniel D. Hendrickson, bom October 29, 1744,
married Ehzabeth Stephenson, daughter of Daniel
Stephenson, and had children:
1. Wilham D. Hendrickson, married Sarah Loy-
2. Capt. Daniel Hendrickson, bom April 22, 1787,
married Catharine Bedle. He was a Captain of
Monmouth County militia in the War of 1812.
They had children :
a. Henrietta Hendrickson, married Daniel Wil-
b. Daniel B. Hendrickson, married and had a
son, Joseph A. Hendrickson.
c. Wilham B. Hendrickson, bom February 10,
1830, married Catharine Applegate.
(b) Comelius Hendrickson, bom August 28, 1747.
He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He
married Lydia Vanderbilt, daughter of Comelius
Vanderbilt and Margaretta Lambertson his wife;
I. Daniel C. Hendrickson, bom June 11. 1785,
married Deborah Tilton.
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
2. Alargaret Hendrickson, married Daniel Her-
3. Catherine Hendrickson, married Murphy Tin-
(c) Catharine Hendrickson, bom August 8, 1753.
(8) Wilham Hendrickson, baptized November 6, 1709,
married, 1731, Maria Longstreet, daughter of Stoffel
Longstreet, and had children:
a. Catharine Hendrickson, bom in 1732, married
Jacob Remsen, son of Rem Remsen of Brooklyn, N.
Y., and had one child:
I. William Remsen, baptized May 6, 1750.
b. Colonel Daniel Hendrickson, baptized December
25, 1736, married in 1756, Catharine Van Brunt,
daughter of Rutgers Van Brunt and EHzabeth
Voorhees his wife of New Utrecht, L. I. He was
Colonel of 3d Regiment of Monmouth County
militia in the Revolutionary War. They had
1. William Hendrickson, baptized July 31, 1757,
2. Elizabeth Hendrickson, baptized July 16, 1758,
married Captain Richard McKnight of Mon-
mouth County mihtia in the Revolutionary War.
3. Daniel Hendrickson, baptized 1763, married
EHzabeth Grover of Freehold, N. J., and had
(a) WiUiam Hendrickson, bom Jime 2, 1782.
(b) Barzillai Hendrickson, bom Feb. 19, 1784,
married Elizabeth Horsefull.
(c) Daniel Hendrickson, bom May 19, 1786.
(d) Joseph Hendrickson, bom March 14, 178S.
(e) James G. Hendrickson, bom Febmary 19,
1 79 1, married Hannah Morris.
(f) Theodosia Hendrickson, bom November 2,
1795, married Forman Mount.
(g) Richard H. Hendrickson, bom November
2, 1795, married Lyde Perrine.
192 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
(h) Katharine Hendrickson, bom in 1797,
married Peter Imlay.
(i) John B. Hendrickson, bom in 1799, married
(j) Enoch Hendrickson, born April 7, 1802,
married Ashsah Parker.
(k) Pierson Hendrickson, born July 31, 1803,
married Sarah Van Dom.
(1) Samuel Hendrickson, born 1793, married
4. Mary Hendrickson.
5. Sarah Hendrickson, bom March 9, 1767, mar-
ried John S. Holmes, bom November 29, 1762,
died August 15, 1821, son of Samuel Holmes and
Colonel Daniel Hendrickson, father of the above-
mentioned children, represented Shrewsbury Town-
ship, Monmouth County, N. J., in the Provincial
Congress of New Jersey in 1775, and on the Com-
mittee of Safety, 1 775-1 776, and after the Revo-
lutionary War in the General Assembly, where he
was Speaker of the House in 1784.
(9) Ghesye (Geesie) Hendrickson, bom October 9,
1696, married Roelof Schenck, son of John Schenck;
she died September 20, 1747. They had children:
a. Sarah Schenck, bom May 22, 1715, married
December i, 1734, Joseph Van Mater.
b. Catharine Schenck, bom December 21, 1718,
married first Simon De Hart, second Peter Cowen-
c. John L. Schenck, bom 1720, married, 1741,
d. Daniel Schenck, baptized in 1723, died in 1747.
e. Eleanor Schenck, married Garret Couwenhoven.
f. Hendrick Schenck, married Catharine Holmes.
g. Engeltje Schenck, bom 1732, died young.
h. Teuntje (Antonia) Schenck, married Jonathan
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 193
(10) Teimtje Hendrickson, married Jonathan Holmes
and had children :
a. Obadiah Hohnes, died unmarried.
b. Joseph Holmes, married Sarah Mott.
c. Daniel Holmes, bom in 1 721, married Leah New-
d. Jonathan Holmes, bom in 1722, married Sarah
e. John Holmes, married in 1764 Catharine Brown.
f. Alice Holmes, bom in 1730, married John Van
g. Catharine Holmes, bom in 1731, married Hen-
h. JMary Holmes,
i. James Holmes,
j. William Holmes.
(11) Jana>^ye (Jannetje or Jane) Hendrickson, mar-
ried Roelef Couwenhoven, bom March i, 1712, son of
Jacob Couwenhoven, by marriage license bearing date
August 12, 1741. Signed by Governor Lewis Morris
of New Jersey. They had children :
a. Sarah Couwenhoven, baptized August 12, 1742,
married in 1763 Benjamin Van Cleaf.
b. Daniel Couwenhoven, baptized January 15, 1744.
c. Catrina Couwenhoven, baptized February 16,
1746; married David Vanderveer and had a son:
I. Timis Vanderveer, who married Margaret Du
Bois, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Du Bois.
After the death of Roelof or Ruliph Couwenhoven,
Jannetje Hendrickson Couwenhoven married
in 1747 Peter Couwenhoven, widower, whose
first wife was Jannetje Van Nostrandt, and had
d. Roelof Couwenhoven, bom December 27, 1748.
e. Jannetje Couwenhoven, bom June i, 1751, mar-
ried John Walter.
f. Antje Couwenhoven, baptized September 30,
1753, married Garret J. Couwenhoven.
194 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
g. Leah Couwenhoven, married John Van Cleaf , son
- of Benjamin Van Cleaf.
h. Francyntje Couwenhoven, baptized March 7,
1762, married William Nicholas,
i. Neeltje Couwenhoven, baptized June 17, 1759.
dll. Mayke Van Dyke, married April 21, 1694, Johannes
Daniels Richon. They had a daughter:
(i) Teuntji Richon, who married Dr. John Van Biu-en,
Jr. They had a son, John Van Buren.
dYll. Jan Van Dyke, bom about 1680, died December 8,
1764, married on Jime 6, 1706, Anna Verkerk, daughter
of Roelof VerKerk or Van Kerk. Their descendants
are stated in Chapter IX.
dW. Captain Mattys Van Dyke, baptized November 4,
1683, died May 4, 1749. In 1708 he bought from the
heirs of Achais Van Dyke a farm, and on May 23, 1712,
he bought from the heirs of Col. Van Cortlandt, land at
Red Hook, Brooklyn, where he lived in a fine stone
mansion. This property was on Gowanus Bay opposite
Governor's Island. According to Stiles's History of
Brooklyn, at page 61, Mattys Van Dyke conveyed this
Red Hook estate to his son John, who is mentioned as
one of his father's Executors in his will proved April
10, 1749. His son John also received his silver hilted
Sword. When John Van Dyke died, he devised this
estate to his sons Nicholas and Matthias, who in 1784
divided it between them. In Yovce s American Archives,
Vol. V, p. 480, is an interesting letter, bearing date June
11, 1776, written by Major Samuel Shaw of the Revolu-
tionary army to his family, in which he states that he is
stationed at Red Hook in a fort named Defiance and
says: "There are two famihes here Mr. Van Dyke and
his son , good staunch \\'higs, and very clever
folks, between whom and our people a very pleasant
intercourse subsists. I rode out with the young man
about a week ago to a place called Flushing, sixteen miles
off, where, and in most of the country towns about, the
Tories from the citv have taken shelter — scarce a house
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 195
we rode by, but Mr. Van Dyke would say 'There lives
a rascally "Tory."' He is on the "Roll of the military
officers of King's County March 25, 1728; Captains:
Rutgert Van Brunt, Jan Amerman, Mattys Van Dyke,"
as recorded in the Historical Documents of the State of
New York, vol. Ixviii., page 62. He married Angenietje
, and had children:
(Ai) John Van Dyke, married Margaretta Folkers.
(a) Matthias Van Dyke.
(b) Nicholas Van Dyke, married in July, 1769
Ehzabeth Van Brtmt, bom September 9, 1747,
daughter of Albert Van Brunt. Children:
Albert Van Dyke of Red Hook, bom August 25, 1774,
married December 8, 1803, Jane Wyckoff, bom May 3,
(i) Nicholas Van Dyke, bom July 29, 1805, married,
first Margaret Emmans on February 7, 1829. They
had no children. He married second on November
4, 1833, Sarah Eldert; children:
(i) Albert N. Van Dyke, bom September 18, 1834.
(ii) Henry Eldert Van Dyke, bom June 9, 1836.
(iii) Jane Wyckoff Van Dyke, bom July 16, 1838,
married D. Lott Suydam; children:
(a) Sarah Eldert Suydam married Stephen Voor-
hees; children: Jacobus, Jennie and Stephen.
(b) Nicholas Van Dyke Suydam.
(c) Jerome Suydam.
(d) Harriet Suydam, married Rev. Frederick
Pollard of Valley Stream, L. I.; children; Wini-
fred, Florence, Frederick and Edwin.
(iv) Sarah Maria Van Dyke, bom September 17,
1840, married Lewis Harvey Smith; children:
(a) Lewis Harvey Smith, married Harriet Bergen
of Flushing, L. I,; children: Mabel and
(b) Sarah Elizabeth Smith, married Walter D.
Strang and removed to Pennsylvania; children:
196 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
a. Ada Strang, married Walter Jones of Hun-
tington, L. I.
b. George Strang.
c. Walter Strang.
(c) Cornelia Van Dyke Smith, married Samuel
Bennett of Gravesend, L. I. ; son: Gerald Bennett.
(d) Harry Van Dyke Smith, married Hannah
Simonson of Springfield, L. I.; children; Harry,
Sarah and Evelyn.
(e) Samuel Smith, married Florence McMongall.
(f) Grace May Van Dyke Smith.
(v) Peter Wyckofif Van Dyke, married Mary
Brouwer. Their son Albert Van Dyke, married
Harriet Carr of Huntington, L. I., and have
children: Esther and AJice.
(vi) Cornelia Eldert Van Dyke, bom April i8, 1848,
married in 1870 Henry Buffett; children:
(a) Alfred Buffett, bom July 14, 1875, died young.
(b) Eliphaz BufTett, bom November 9, 1879,
married February 2, 1910, Phebe L. Williamson.
(c) Lillian E. Buffett bom July 28, 1885, died
(d) Van Dyke Buffett, bom April 11, 1892.
(2) Ryme Van Dyke, bom September 19, 1807, mar-
ried Samuel Lott on September 20, 1826; children:
(i) Albert Van Dyke Lott, bom September 2, 1827.
(ii) Joanna H. Lott, bom October 20, 1829.
(iii) John Lott, bom September 29, 1833.
(3) Peter Van Dyke, bom October 17, 1809, married
January 24, 1833, Ruth Hendrickson; children:
(i) Catharine Van Dyke, bom September 9, 1S33.
(ii) Jane Wyckoff Van Dyke, bom Febmary 7,
2. Agnes Van Dyke, married John Thorn Carpenter.
3. Ehzabeth Van Dyke, married Joseph Mead.
4. Jane Van Dyke, married John Griswold.
5. Ellen Van Dyke, married John Reade or Reed; no
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 197
6. Margaret Van Dyke, bom April 5, 1780, died unmar-
7. John Van Dyke.
(A2) Catharine Van Dyke, married Hendrick Van
(A3) Teuntje Van Dyke, married Folkert Van Hosen.
(A4) Jannetje Van Dyke.
(A5) jMaria Van Dyke, married WilHam Bermet.
(A6) Mayke Van Dyke.
(A7) Engeltie Van Dyke.
(A8) Margrietje Van Dyke.
d\. Angennetj Van Dyke, baptized April 29, 1686, mar-
ried Seymon or Simon De Hart and had a son: Simon
Van Dyke De Hart, married Tryntje or Catharine
Schenck, daughter of Roelof Schenck and Geesie Hen-
drickson his wife, daughter of Daniel Hendrickson and
Catharine Van Dyke his wife before mentioned in this
book. Their children were:
a. Simon De Hart, died in 1 769.
b. Geesie De Hart, bom Febmary 4, 1744, married
Simon Bergen, son of Johannes Bergen.
Catharine Schenck De Hart married second in July,
1749, Peter Couwenhoven, also called Conover.
dVI. Jennetje Van Dyke, married Captain Rutgers Van
Brunt, and had children;
(i) John Van Bmnt, married January 19, 1745, Sarah
Bergen, daughter of Jacob Bergen of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
and had children :
(i) Rutgert Van Brunt.
(ii) Jacob Van Brunt.
\2) Aeltje Van Brunt, baptized April 22, 1712, died
October i, 1776, married December 22, 1733, Nicholas
Stillwell of Gravesend (near Coney Island), N. Y. ;
(i) Richard Stillwell, baptized September 22, 1734.
(ii) Jannetje Stillwell, baptized March 19, 1738.
(iii) Ida StillweU, baptized March 19, 1738.
(iv) Joost StillweU, baptized December 23, 1742.
198 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
(v) Nicholas Stillwell, baptized January 3, 1745.
(vi) Rutgert Stillwell, baptized June 11, 1747.
(vii) Catharine Stillwell, baptized June 7, 1751.
(,3) Teuntje Van Brunt, married May 18, 1743, Dennis
Denyse of New Utrecht, N. Y. ; children:
(i) Rutgent Denyse, died young.
(ii) Jacques Denyse.
(iii) Garret Denyse.
(iv) Rime Denyse, born in 1749, married James
(v) Jane Denyse, bom in 1762, married Hugh Smith.
(,4) Tryntje Van Brunt, married John Rapalje, a
RoyaHst in the Revolution.
(5) Maria Van Bnint, married April, 1737, Joris Lett.
(i) John Lott, bom in 1738, married Aeltje Rapalje.
(2) Jeannett Lott, married September 24, 1763,
dYll. Catleyntje Van Dyke, married Garret Keteltas,
baptized August 27, 1680, son of Jan Evertson Keteltas
and Aeltje Schepmors his wife. They had according to
the N. Y. Gen. and Bio. Record, vol. 36, the following
(i) John Keteltas, baptized Febmary 3, 1712.
(2) Aeltje Keteltas, baptized July 18, 1714.
(3) Catharina Keteltas, baptized October 24, 1717,
married on March 15, 1749, ComeHus Clopper.
(4) Abraham Keteltas, baptized March 11, 1719.
(5) Pieter Keteltas, baptized August 3, 1721.
(6) Jannetje Keteltas, baptized February i, 1727.
(7) Margareta Keteltas, baptized January 22, 1724,
married on April 17, 1753, Hendricus Clopper and
had children :
(i) Annetje Clopper, baptized February 6, 1754,
married John Copp on March 27, 1772.
(ii) Hendricus Clopper, bom in 1755, died young.
(iii) Margareta Clopper, bom February 25, 1761,
married Lawrence Proudfoot.
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 199
(iv) Garret Clopper, baptized October 6, 1756, mar-
ried Penelope Miller, daughter of Colonel Stephen
Miller, a Loyalist in the Revolutionary War, and
Hannah Dyer his wife of Plymouth, Mass., a de-
scendant of John Rowland, a passenger on the
Mayflower. They had children, all bom at Fred-
erickton, Province of New Brunswick, as follows:
(a) Henr>' G. Clopper, bom April 25, 1792, mar-
ried Mary Ann Ketchum, daughter of Richard
Ketchum, a Loyalist of Long Island, N. Y. They
had children :
(i) Margaret EHzabeth Clopper, married G. P.
(ii) Frances M. Clopper, baptized December
(iii) George Botsford Clopper.
(b) Sarah Hails Clopper, bom in 1795.
(c) Margaret Ann Clopper, bom in 1798.
(d) Garret Williams Clopper, bom in 1800, died
in a duel in Washington, D. C.
(e) Penelope Clopper, died young.
(f) Lucy Ann Clopper, married on July 31, 1824,
Hon. Charles Simonds.
dVlll. Eva Van Dyke, according to Bergen's Early
Settlers of Kvig's County, married Steven Coerte Voor-
hees, and had sons John and Coerte and five daughters.
JAN VAN DYKE.
VANDYKE HOMESTEAD —PRlnnTOH
'AN VAN DYKE, son of Jan Janse
Van Dyke, born about 1680, died
December 8, 1764, married on June
6, 1706, Anna Verkerk, daughter of
Roelof Jansen Verkerk, who was
bom June 6, 1654, in Buren in
Gelderland and came to America
in 1663, in the ship Rosetree from
Buren, with his father Jan Janse
Verkerk or Verkerken (son of John Verkerk), who was a
magistrate from 1679 to 1684. Jan Janse Verkerk married
Mayke Gisberts; their children were:
(i) Roelof Jansen Verkerk, who married August 7, 1681,
(ii) Jan Janse Verkerk, Jr., who married Gertie .
(iii) Aert Verkerk, married Gratiose .
(iv) Barent Verkerk, married in 1689 Rachel Van de
(v) Geertie Verkerk, married November 2, 1683, Jan
Dircksz Van VHet.
(vi) Baronje Verkerk.
Roelof Jansen Verkerk and Catharine Simons his wife
occupied a large stone house on the main road of New
In 1700 he was Lieutenant "of the Troop of Horse in ye
said Regiment (Kings County New York 280 men) Dan
PoDiemus Captain; Roelof Verkerk Lieut; Jerominus Remse,
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 201
Garnet, Gysbert Bayard, Quartermaster," as shown in N. Y.
State Historian's Report for 1896. They had children:
(i) Annetje Verkerk, bom October 29, 1682, died young.
(ii) Annetje or Anna Verkerk, baptized January 20, 1684,
died June 27, 1 754, married June 6, 1 706, Jan Van Dyke.
(iii) Sybrech Verkerk, baptized May 4, 1695, married
William Van Duyn of Somerville, N. J.
(iv) Mayke or Mary Verkerk, married, first, Nicholas
Van Brunt, son of Nicholas Rutgers Van Brunt, and had
children: Nicholas, Roelof, and Jacques. She married,
second, Samuel Groenendyck.
(v) Jannetje Verkerk, married Hendrick C. Kuypers.
(vi) Sarah Verkerk, married Hendrick Emans.
(vii) Jan Roelof s Verkerk, married, first, Elsje ;
second, Annetje , who had a daughter Lea Verkerk,
baptized in New Utrecht in 1741, married Cornelius
Van Der Veer, who was bom December 5, 1 731, son of
Cornelius Van Der Veer and a descendant of Cornelius
Janse Vanderveer who came from Holland to America
Jan Van Dyke and Anna Verkerk his wfe resided at
Maplestown, about three miles from Spotswood, Middlesex
Coimty, N. J., where he owned 2135 acres of land as shown
by his will which was recorded in the office of the Sec-
retary of State at Trenton, N. J., on June 28, 1765. In
a "List of the militia under the command of Coll.
Thos: Harmar in the year 1715 New Jersey," recorded
in Colonial Records, vol. Lx., page 72, in Sixth Company,
Peter Demont, Captain, are found the names of privates
Abra. Van Veghte and Derick Van Veghte, and in Fifth
Company of same regiment is found the name of our ancestor,
"private Jno. Vandike." When New Bnmswick, N. J., was
first settled in 1681 it was called "Prigmore's Swamp." It
increased in size and importance and was incorporated as a
city on December 30, 1730, by charter of King George II.
Its first Mayor was Thomas Farmer and John Van Dyke was
one of the first Aldermen.
In his win he mentions his wife Ann and appoints her
202 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
executrix and all his "sons named John, Ruloef, Mathias,
Simon, Isaac and Jacob Executors." He gives a farm to
his eldest son John and also his " silver tankard which is
marked with the first letters of my name in a cipher. " He
then gives a farm to each of his sons Ruloef, Mathias, Simon,
and Isaac and makes bequests of money to each of his three
daughters Tuentje, Catharine and Ann. Some pieces of
the family silver and the family Bible are in the possession of
the family of Rev. J. Addison Henry, D.D., of Philadelphia.
The old Dutch Bible came into the possession of Rev. Dr.
Henry from his father who obtained it in the following fortu-
nate way. Upon the death of Mrs. Catharine Rue, widow of
WnHam M. Rue, an old Dutchman bought the Bible at an
auction sale of property of the estate for three dollars and
upon discovering the family record in it spoke to Mr. Henry
to whom he offered to sell it for the amount he had paid for
it. It is a beautiful old book bound in brown leather with
heavy silver clasps and comers.
Mr. Robert Bayles, brother of W. Harrison Bayles some
years ago searched for and found the burial place of this
branch of the Van Dyke family in an old cemetery near Ten
Mile Run not far from Rocky Hill, N. J., and said that "after
crossing the MiUstone River at Griggstown you climb a
steep hill from the top of which you get a fine view of the
valley with the Neshanic and Blawenberg Mountains in the
distance. The cemetery is on the left going to Ten Mile
Run and is on or near the land which Jan Van Dyke left by
his will to his son Jacob Van Dyke and where both he and
his son and their wives are buried. " Captain Jacob Van
Dyke died in 1808.
The children of Jan Van Dyke and Anna Verkerk his wife
I. Teuntji Van Dyke, bom April 18, 1707, married, first,
Johannes Emans, son of Andries Emans, Jr. and
Rebecca Van Cleef, bom at Gravesend, L. I. about 1700,
died March 24, 1752. In 1729 John Emans inherited
from his father, according to his will recorded in L. 10,
page 34 in N. Y. County, six hundred acres of land in
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 203
Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and
removed there with his family. His will probated May
18, 1752, is recorded in Liber 7. of Wills at Trenton, N. J.
The children of Jan. Emans and Teuntji Van Dyke his
(i) Andries Emans, 1 728-1 786, married in 1752 Sarah
Van Duyn, daughter of William Van Duyn and
Sybrech Ver Kerk, daughter of Roelof Ver Kerk and
Catharine Simons and sister of Anna Ver Kerk, wife
of Jan Van Dyke. They had children :
(a) Anna Emans baptized September 16, 1753.
(b) Catharine Emans, bom January 25, 1756,1 and
baptized at the Reformed Church at Readington,
N. J., married October 8, 1772, Abraham Smalley,
1 748-1 809, of Harris Lane, Piscataway, N. J., son
of Andrew Smalley and Agnes Couill, bom May 2,
1748, died October 20, 1809. In her will bearing
date January 13, 1830, recorded with Middlesex
wills at Trenton, N. J., Catharine Emans Smalley
left her Family Bible to her oldest daughter Sarah,
wife of Richard CouiU, and her portrait to her
youngest daughter Margaret, wife of Enos L.
Blue. The Bible is now in possession of Abner
Smalley Couill of New Market, N. J., yovmgest son
of Sarah Couill, and the portrait is in the possession
of Franklin Langstaff, grandson of Margaret Blue.
Abraham Smalley and Catharine Emans his wife
(i) Sarah Smalley, born April 8, 1774, married,
Richard Couill, son of Abraham Couill and
Esther Heth; children:
(a) Ira Smalley Couill, bom January' 24, 1799;
died March 12, 1864; married June 15, 1820,
Jane Manning Boice, daughter of David Boice
and Elizabeth Covert and granddaughter of
Cornelius Boice and Jane Couill. Their daugh-
ter Eliza Boice Couill, bom May 16, 1831,
died April 19, 1900, married March 5, 1853,
204 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
John Finney, son of John Finney of Fairfield
County, Conn. ; children :
1. Emma Delia Finney, bom May 27, 1855,
at Middlebush, N. J., married January i,
1878, Ashbel Welch, Jr., son of Ashbel
Welch and Mary Hannah Seabrook, bom in
Lambertville, N. J., February 5^1854; son:
Ashbel Russell Welch, bom July 17, 1879;
Graduated from Yale in 1901 ; married April
7, 1906, Hedelind Elsa Beck, daughter of
Capt. Louis Constantine Beck and Caroline
Storrs Hopkins, bom at Stuttgart, Germany,
January 22, 1882. Their daughter Hede-
lind Elizabeth Welch was bom at Harworth,
Bergen County, N. J., on December 21,
2. AmeHa Adelaide Finney, married June
17, 1886, Albert Duy Anderson, son of
John A. Anderson and Cornelia Cors'ell ;
children: John Anderson, bora January 21,
Albert Duy Anderson, Jr., bom April 17,
3. Ida May Finney, died unmarried.
4. Sarah ZeHa Finney.
5. Louise Clark Finney, married April 13,
1 893, Frank Anderson Merrick of New Hope,
Pa., son of Stephen Merrick and Mary
John Finney Merrick, bom December ;})'C^,
Lester Finney Merrick, bom April 4, i89v5.
Sara Finney Merrick, bom February 14,
(b) Deborah Couill, bom Febmary 25, 1801, married
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 205
(c) Catharine Smalley Couill, bom March 11,
1805, married William B. Fisher of lUinois.
(d) Richard R. Couill, bom December i, 1808,
married first Margaret Eliot, second Sarah
(e) Abraham Smalley Couill, 1811-1830.
(f) Sarah Ann Couill, bom October 12, 1814.
(g) Andrew Smalley Couill, bom October 8,
1815, married Mary Job. ^
(h) Abner Smalley Couill, bom November 1 1 ,
1820, married first, Margaret Giles, second,
(2) Abner Smalley, bom November 4, 1775.
(3) EHzabeth Smalley, bom August 2, 1777,
married Jacob Sebring.
(4) Andrew Smalley, bom Febmary 7, 1779, died
(5) John Smalley, bom October 15, 1780, married
(6) Isaac Smalley, bom August 7, 1782, married
(7) Mary SmaUey, bom March 25, 1784, married
Dr. Isaac CouiU.
(8) Rachel SmaUey, bom November 7, 1785, died
(9) David Smalley, bom September 5, 1787, mar-
ried EHzabeth Vermule.
(ic) Abraham Smalley, bom June 15, 1789.
(11) Anna Smalley, bom December 11, 1790,
married Ephraim F. Randolph.
(12) Susanna Smalley, bora July 13, 1793, died
(13) Andrew Smalley, bora May 22, 1795.
(14) Abner Smalley, bom June 24, 1797.
(15) Margaret Smalley, bom January 24, 1800,
married Enos L. Blue.
(c) Andrew Emans, son of Andrew Emans, born
October 24, 1786.
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(d) William Emans.
(ii) Rebecca Emans, daughter of Jan Emans and
Teuntje Van Dyke, married Dyck Low.
(iii) Jan Emans, baptized January 31, 1731, at Read-
ington Dutch Reformed Church,
(iv) Anna Emans, baptized January 7, 1733.
(v) Jacobus Emans, bom October 26, 1735.
(vi) Sarah Emans, baptized June 4, 1 741.
(vii) Abraham Emans baptized January 29, 1743.
(viii) Jacob Emans, baptized March 23, 1746.
II. Catrinaor Catharine Van Dyke, bom April 12, 1708,
married Gerardus Christophe Beekman, baptized
August 6, 1707, son of Christopher Beekman and Mary
De Lanoy already mentioned on page 55. They had
(i) Christopher Beekman, bom in 1 730, died November
16, 1829, married Martha Veghte, daughter of Cap-
tain Garret Veghte.
(ii) Gerardus Beekman, bom in 1735, died in 1821,
married Aeltje Griggs.
(iii) Abraham Beekman, bom July 27, 1739, died
March 25, 1817, married May 3, 1776, Ann Voorhees.
(iv) Mary Beekman, bom in 1733, died in 1809, mar-
ried Thomas Skillman.
(v) Ann Beekman, married Garret Voorhees.
(vi) Catharine Beekman, married, first, Joseph Van-
derveer; second, Jacques Johnson.
(vii) Magdalena Beekman, married John Van Dyke.
(viii) ComeHa Beekman, married on December 9,
1775, Abraham Stryker.
The descendants of Gerardus Christopher Beekman
and Catharine Van Dyke have already been stated in
III. Jan Van Dyke, bom November 5, 1709, at New
Utrecht, L. I. He lived in New Bmnswick, N. J.;
died June 28, 1778, in the battle of Monmouth in the
War of the Revolution in which he was a private in
Captain Peter D. Vroom's company, 2d Battalion,
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 207
Somerset County, New Jersey, militia, under Colonel
Abraham- Quick. He married, first, on January 25,
1732, Margaretta Barcolo or Barcalow, who died July
5, 1749. They had children:
1 . Anna Van Dyke.
2. Charity Van Dyke.
3. Col. John Van Dyke, bom April 17, 1747.
;OHN VAN DYKE, bom April 17, 1747,
married Rebecca Van Dyke, his first
cousin, daughter of Roelof Van Dyke and
Catharine Emans his wife. They lived
in the old Van Dyke homestead at
Harlingen, N. J., built about 1758 by
Roelof Van Dyke. Colonel John Van Dyke was a Colonel
in the British army at the time of the Revolution and
remained true to his colors although all the members of his
family were on the American side. It is said that when the
Americans were piirsuing the redcoats, British troops were
concealed in the cellar of his house and that Colonel Ragley
met a tragic death there and that the house has the distinc-
tion of being haunted by his ghost and, although he has not
been seen by mortal eyes, one may hear on certain nights
creaky sounds as he walks with a clanking military tread.
The house sets back from the highway according to the
Dutch custom and it is a large substantial stmcture. In its
stately rooms and before its large open fireplaces hospitality
has been dispensed by several generations of the Van Dyke
family and since 1857 by the Manners family, to one of
whom, Edwin Manners, a distinguished lawyer of Jersey
City, the author is indebted for the foregoing interesting
Mrs. Edwards Hall, bom Margaret M. Chambers, gives
the following very interesting description of the old home-
stead: "The house stood back from the road, doubly
approached by a circular driveway. A broad foot path
bordered by boxwood shmbs and great trees led from the
road to the entrance. A broad hall ran through the house at
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front and back. Heavy swinging doors divided the cross-
ways. - At the right as one enters is the dining-room in which
were built two large handsomely carved cupboards. At the
left is the parlor. One of the dozen chairs of the furnishings
of that sunny parlor came to me by inheritance and to my
daughter Charlotte after me by the will of Mrs. Rebecca Van
Dyke Lane of Princeton, N. J., who was a daughter of John
Van Dyke youngest child of Colonel John Van Dyke. After
her father's early death she was taken by her aunts Kate and
Sally Ann and brought up in this historic house. In each of
these rooms were large open fireplaces and high chimney
"Grandmother Margaret Van Dyke Houghton told me
some of the stories that her father Col. John Van Dyke used
to tell her. He was at Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburgh) and
at Fort Ticonderoga. When first he saw the French and
the Indians in war paint coming, his knees knocked and he
trembled in every limb — but the instant the first bullet
whizzed by he rushed fearlessly at the enemy.
"When the storm of Revolution finally broke, it cast its
awful, its double gloom on this happy homestead. 'Col.
John' had a moral battle to face. Had he not sworn his
allegiance to the crown of England in the Colonial war? Here
was his countr\', kindred, friends, his home, his devoted wife
and their Httle ones. Did he not owe them allegiance.''
These tore at his heart-strings, but that solemn oath which
his inflexible conscience forbade him to violate triumphed.
In vain all who loved him, zealous patriots aU, pleaded. They
were bound by no oath. For him he could see his duty in no
other way. 'Well John,' said his father sadly, 'if you must
go to the British deed back this place to me.' 'Yes,
father,' said the son, 'on condition you will deed it to my
wife and children, if I never come back.' Col. John Van
Dyke although he kept his oath served in the naval service
in preference to duty on land. Once he came to the New
Jersey coast. Grandmother told me of the excitement in
the home, when his message came to meet him on the coast.
Jack a faithful slave soon had the covered carnage at the
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 209
doer. She went too on that long drive across New Jersey to
meet her father. - He brought them beautiful things from
England; delicacies that could not be bought then in this
country and for her he brought a red French calico dress.
On the drive back to Harlingen they were halted at an
American outpost. It was known that it was Col. John
Van Dyke's team. The goods were seized and put up at
auction. It was a very interested little girl who watched
the proceedings, heard her mother bid them back, then pay
the money and say ; ' Jack, drive on ! ' At the next outpost
they passed the same experience was repeated, except that
no red French calico was captured. Grandmother laughed
merrily as she recalled how she made sure of that, and kept
it covered imder her arm.
"As Somerset County lay in the path of the contending
armies it suffered greatly. Grandmother remembered how
terror-stricken they were at the news: 'The British are
coming.' They saw the ominous smoke from the burning
homes of their neighbors. Her mother had had the Van
Dyke silver buried. My own nurse, Susan, knew the very
spot where grandfather Jack had buried it. Grandmother
said that her mother ordered one of the slaves to drive a pair
of the colonel's favorite horses into the thicket of a near-by
woods until the British army had passed; but neither man nor
horses were ever seen again. The British came. The house
swarmed with them. Grandmother Houghton said, ' Mother
was a dignified, handsome woman, I can see her now as she
stood in front of the house, we children clinging to her, the
terrified slaves behind her, saying " I wish to see the command-
ing officer!" ■ He dashed up on a spirited horse. I thought
his gorgeous trappings of red and gold were wondert'ul. "Sir, "
she said, " my husband Col. Van Dyke is in the British service.
I demand your protection ! " The officer thundered an awfiil
oath, commanding every Hessian to come out or he would run
him through with his sword. Instantly they scrambled out
of every door and window. Then she said, " Now sir, you and
your officers come in. When my servants have served you
they will give what is left to your men." '
210 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
"Colonel John Van Dyke was taken prisoner by the
Americans and confined in Philadelphia, Pa. His faithful
wife never rested until she had him exchanged for an Ameri-
can officer who was in prison at New Brunswick. I have seen
her clear strong signature ' Rebecca Van Dyke ' in connection
with this successful appeal for the freedom of her husband.
The papers are in the State House at Trenton, N. J.
"Grandmother told me she was busy at her spinet that
awful twenty-eighth of June 1778. The heat was intense.
She heard the dreadful boom, boom of the cannon from the
battle of Monmouth. A Whig paper of that time described
it as 'the severest cannonade, it is thought, ever happened
in America. '
"Grandmother said it seemed to her as if the very earth
trembled. Her grandfather that Godly patriot 'John Van
Dyke, Jr., of New Jersey,' gave his hfe that day for his
country on that bloody battlefield.
"After the war. Col. John Van Dyke remained sometime
in England. He was entertained by the nobility especially
by Lord Chatham, Wilham Pitt the younger. He resided
for a while in Nova Scotia and then returned to his home in
Harlingen. It was spring time. His daughter Margaret
had married, Major Abner Houghton of Mount Rose,
Hunterdon County, N. J. She took her Httle daughter
Catherine, my mother, with her and drove over to welcome
her father home.
"That Col. Van Dyke loved the little children was proved
by his gift of about five acres on the opposite side of the road
from the Harlingen Church for a school and play-ground and
by the terms of the deed prohibited forever its use for any other
purpose. He was actively interested in education. His pub-
he-spirited benevolent life did much to Hve down the appro-
brium of ' Tory John,' and to prove that he was loyalist, from
no lack of love to his country and kindred, but because he could
not violate his oath of allegiance to the King of England. "
Col. John Van Dyke, and Rebecca his wife had children
(Ai) Margaret Van Dyke, bom January 17, 1763, died
January 19, 1S3S, married Major Abner Houghton,
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bom October 21, 1754, died October 22, 181 7, son of
John Hough- /H, whose family has been mentioned in
Chapter III. They are both buried in the churchyard
of the Presbyterian Church at Pennington, N. J. The
following inscriptions are on their moniiment "Abner
Houghton, died October 22, 181 7 aged 63. " "Margaret
Van Dyke, widow of Abner Houghton died at Trenton,
N. J., January- 19, 1838 aged 75 years."
HE:ABNER HOUGHTON home-
stead at Mount Rose is described
by Margaret Chambers Hall as
situated on high ground a few
miles south of Hopewell and
Northwest of Pennington, N. J.
Her description as transcribed by
her daughter Charlotte C. Hall is
as follows :
"It was a spacious house with
a wide center hall running through
it. A private roadway led from
the main road to the house. I re-
member that there were fine ap-
ple orchards on either side of the house while on the right
side under tall trees was a copious bubbling spring of clear
water. On each side of the gate opening from the road were
great Ulac bushes, one purple and one white. Roses climbed
the porch, bordered the walks and bloomed in the garden.
I remember them, when as a child I visited Grandma whose
namesake I was, great red velvet roses and exquisite pink
ones. Mr. Stansberry, taught in the old stone school house,
still standing on the Hopewell road. One day, when Mr.
Stansberry called he said : ' Mrs Houghton this place should
be called Mount Rose,' Mount Rose it is still, for a Httle
village with its post-office has grown up around the old home-
stead. Mother was fond of fine horses and always had them.
Silver-plated hubs came into vogue, so Major Abner Hough-
ton drove to Newark to order a gig with the new style hubs
for his daughters."
212 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
Major Abner Houghton and Margaret Van Dyke, his wife,
(i) Catharine Houghton, bom April 2, 1786, died
July 5, i860, married Robert Chambers of Trenton,
N. J., the son of Robert Chambers and Francina
Reeder his wife, daughter of John Reeder and Hannah
Marchand his wife, a descendant of John Chambers
the Covenanter who came from Leith, Scotland, to
Perth Amboy in August, 1685. Children:
(a) Abner Reeder Chambers, bom November 13,
1822 ; died January 23, 1908, married Margaret Ann
Waydell of New York City, bom April 27, 1826;
died April I, 1906. Children:
1. Catharine Houghton Chambers.
2. Robert Chambers, married Josephine Singer.
Son: Robert Augustus Chambers.
3. Margaret Waydell Chambers.
4. Sarah Frances Chambers.
5. Abner Reeder Chambers, Jr., married Elinor
Grier Patterson, daughter of Rev. Isaac M.
6. Elizabeth Chambers, married Robert OHphant.
a. Abner Chambers Oliphant.
b. Sarah Frances Oliphant.
c. Emma Coulter Oliphant.
d. Fidelio Oliphant.
e. Roberta Ohphant.
f. Margaret C. Oliphant. y
7. Josephine Chambers.
(b) Margaret M. Chambers, married Dr. Edwards
Hall of New York City, son of Nathaniel Hall and
Hannah Emerson his wife, daughter of Daniel Emer-
son and Amy Fletcher his wife, and a descendant of
Sir Ralph Emerson, Knighted in 1535. Children:
1. Charlotte Chambers Hall.
2. Sara Frances Hall, married Dr. A. Eugene
Austin of New York City.
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 213
(ii) Elizabeth Houghton, bom April 13, 1791, died
August 4,-1864, married Abraham Christopher Beek-
man, bom September 29, 1789, died February 24,
1871, son of Christopher Beekman and Martha
Veghte his wife and grandson of Gerardus Christopher
Beekman and Catharine Van Dyke his wife, daughter
of Jan Van Dyke and Anna Verkerk mentioned in
Chapter III. Children:
1. Margaret Beekman, died August 29, 1835.
2. Eliza Beekman, bom June 24, 1823, married
Frederick Van Liew Voorhees, son of Jacques Voor-
hees also a descendant of Jan Thomasse Van Dyke,
through his daughter Angenietje Van Dyke.
3. Matilda Beekman, bom December 2, 1824, died
March 30, 1901, married Dr. Lewis H. Mosher.
4. Catharine Beekman, bom May 8, 1826, married
Hon. William B. Aitken.
5. Mary Scott Beekman, bom January 24, 1830,
married May 18, 1853, Major Benjamin T. Biggs.
6. Caroline Beekman, bom March 2, 1832, died
July I, 1900, married May i, 1854, Hon. Sewell C.
The descendants of the children of Abraham C.
Beekman have been stated in Chapter III.
(A2) Henry Van Dyke, married Ellen M. Nevius of
Kingston, N. J., daughter of David Nevius, and had
(a) John Gordon Van Dyke of Florida.
(b) David Van Dyke of Cahfomia.
(c) Maria Van Dyke.
(d) Ellen Van Dyke.
(e) Anna V'an Dyke.
III. Jan Van Dyke, son of Jan Van Dyke and Anna
Verkerk his wife, married, after the death of his wife
Margaretta Barcolo, second, on July 24, 1750, Garrette
Bergen, baptized April 29, 1722, died July 19, 1777,
daughter of Lieutenant Frederick Jacobse Bergen, 1681-
1760, and Gerretje Veghte his wife, daughter of Gerrit
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Veghte. The Veghte family history has already been
stated in Chapter III. Children:
(i) Frederick Van Dyke, of New Brunswick, N. J.,
baptized November 3, 1751, married and had a son:
(a) Frederick Augustus Van Dyke, M.D., of Phila-
delphia, Pa., married Eliza Anderson and had a son :
1. Rev. Henry Jackson Van Dyke, D.D., bom
at Abington, Permsylvania, March 2, 1822, and
lived in Brooklyn, N. Y., who married Henrietta
Ashmead of Philadelphia, daughter of Thomas
Ashmead and Elizabeth Lehman, his wife. He
graduated from University of Pennsylvania in
1843 and was a Professor in Union Theological
Seminary. They had a son:
Rev. Henry Van Dyke, D.D., bom in Ger-
mantown, Pa., November 10, 1852, married
December 13, 1881, Ellen Reid, daughter of
Andrew Reid and Farmie Brooke his wife of
Baltimore, Md. Children:
a. Fanny Brooke Van Dyke, bom January
25, 1883, married Hamilton Gibson: child-
William Hamilton Gibson.
Ellen Van Dyke Gibson.
b. Rodger Van Dyke, died young.
c. Tertius Van Dyke, bom January 18, 1886.
d. Bemard Van Dyke, bom August 25, 1887;
died March 29, 1897.
e. Dorothea Van Dyke, bom December 18,
1888, died February 24, 1912; married Guy
f. Elaine Van Dyke, bom October 26, 1892.
g. Paula Van Dyke, bom January 3, 1899.
h. Anthony Van Dyke, died young.
i. Katrina Trask Van Dyke, bom October i ,
2. Rush Van Dyke.
3. Frederick Augustus Van Dyke, Jr.
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4. Thomas Van Dyke.
5. James C. Van Dyk^\
6. Mary Van Dyke.
(H) Abraham Van Dyke of Lamington, N. J., baptized
May 6, 1753, died March 7, 1804. He was a soldier
in the war of the American Revolution. He married
Ida Stryker. They had a son;
(a) Abraham Van Dyke, bom March 23, 1776, died
April 21, 1854, married Sarah Honey man, who
died in 1845 at the age of 65 years, daughter of
John Honeyman of Griggstown,* N. J., who died
August 18, 1822, at the age of 93 years. John
Honeyman was a distinguished character in the
war of the Revolution. It was said at the time
that he was a Tory and LoyaHst and the "Spy of
Washington" in the service of the British army.
Much has been said for him and against him. The
feehng against him was very strong especially
amongst his own neighbors who accused him of
driving off their cattle and selling them to the
British. A jury was formed to consider the
charges and made their decision in an inquisition
against him bearing date. State of New Jersey,
Somerset County, June 9, 1778, charging him with
"comforting the enemy." It is on file in the office
of the Secretary of State at Trenton and it is inter-
esting to note the number of ancestors mentioned
in this work who signed the inquisition; am^ong
them were Hendrick Stryker, Thomas Sldllman,
Reynier Veghte, Peter Stryker, Joseph Hageman,
Gerardus Beekman, John Voorhees, Abraham
Voorhees, Abraham Ditmars, Abraham Beekman,
Christopher Beekman (great-grandfather of the
author of this book whose great, great, great, grand-
father Ruloff Van Dyke, then an old man, was a
member of the Committee of Safety that ordered
the investigation), Garret Voorhees, and Martin
Nevius. John Honeyman was captured a niunber
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of times but always escaped and it was a curious
thing that each time he was taken before General
Washington and was in secret conference with him
for an hour or so and always escaped in the night.
This is explained by Judge Van Dyke, one of his
descendants, as being because he was really work-
ing for the American army and while appearing to
be a spy for the British, he gave valuable informa-
tion to General Washington.
Abraham Van Dyke and Sarah Honeyman his
wife had children:
(a) Mary Van Dyke, bom in 1803, died Novem-
ber 24, 1869, married Stephen S. Hunt.
(b) Ida Van Dyke, bom April 17, 1805, died
October 14, 1866, married Richard S. \Tiet.
(c) Isaac Van Dyke, died young.
(d) Hon. John Van Dyke, bom at Lamington,
New Jersey, April 3, 1807, died in New Bruns-
wick, December 24, 1878, married on October 7,
1841, Mary Dix Strong, daughter of Prof.
Theodore Strong, LL.D., of Rutgers College, N.
J., and Lucy Dix his wife. John Van Dyke was
a Representative in Congress, Mayor of New
Brunswick, and Justice of the Supreme Court of
the State of New Jersey. Children:
1. Theodore Strong Van Dyke of Daggett,
California, married Lois A. Funk.
2. Frederick W. Van Dyke, M.D., of Grant's
Pass, Oregon, bom January 12, 1852, married
on April 12, 1878, Minnie E. Comstock.
3. Robert Van Dyke, bom in 1854, died 1885,
married Mary Westphal and had one child:
Mary Van Dyke.
4. John Charles Van Dyke, L.H.D., of New
Brunswick, N. J., bom April 2, 1856, was
admitted to the Bar of New York and is
Librarian in charge of Sage Library at New
Bmnswick, N. J. He is the author of Art
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
for Art's Sake, Nature for Its Own Sake, and
5. Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke, bom in 1863,
died in 1889 unmarried.
(iii) Jacob Van Dyke, son of John Van Dyke, Jr., and
Gerritie Bergen his wife, baptized January 25, 1755.
(iv) Jannetje or Jane Van Dyke, baptized November
20, 1757, married in 1780 Gerardus Skillman, a light
horse trooper in the Revolutionary War, son of
Thomas SkiUman, bom at HarHngen, September 20,
1754, named for his grandfather Gerardus Beekman,
who was the grandson of Colonel Gerardus Beekman
of Flatbush. Their children have been stated on
(v) Teuntje Van Dyke, baptized July 15, 1759, died
January 25, 1826, married Jacob Bergen. They lived
on a farm at Rocky HiU, N. J., and attended the
Dutch Reformed Church at Six Mile Run. Children:
a. Aaron Bergen, bom October 12, 1777, died
January 27, 1847, married November 11, 1801,
Eliza King of Lenington, N. J., bom October 21,
1 78 1. Children:
(a) Eliza Bergen, died yoimg.
(b) Maria Bergen, bom April 6, 1804.
(c) EHza Bergen, bom March 16, 1806, married
Ralph GuHck of Princeton, N. J. Children:
1. Peter GuHck, bom May 11, 1828.
2. Jane A. Gulick, bom November 3c, 1830.
3. Elizabeth Gulick, bom February 15, 1833,
died May 3, 1853, married Thomas Davis.
4. Mary Gulick, bom August 23, 1835.
5. Jacob Van Dyke Gulick, bom August 7,
1838, married Julia Downing and resided at
Princeton, N. J.
6. William Henry Gulick, bom January i, 1840.
7. Addison Alexander Gulick, bom September
24, 1843, resided at Princeton, N. J.
(d) Jacob Van Dyke Bergen, born September 14,
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1807, died October 28, 1853, married, first, Betsey
Downey, no children ; second, Mary Ann Black-
well. Children :
1. Matthew Bergen, bom November 15, 1850.
2. Mary Bergen, bom January 25, 1853.
(e) Jane Bergen, bom December 6, 1809, married
Vincent GuHck of New Bninswick. Children :
1. Ann Eliza Guhck.
2. Augustus Guhck.
3. Mary Gulick, died young.
4. Emma GuHck, died young.
5. Mary Gulick, bom June 30, 1850.
(f) Henry Bergen, bom April 13, 1812, married
Harriet O. Norton. Children:
1. Henry B. Bergen, bom October 18, 1848.
2. Mary Jane Bergen, bom September 19, 1851 .
3. George Matthew Bergen, bom November 2 1 ,
4. John Albert Bergen, bom December 11, 185S.
5. Edward M. Bergen, bom October 26, 1861.
(g) Matthew B. Bergen, bom March 24, 1814,
married Martha Stevens of Hannibal, Missouri.
b. Matthew Bergen, bom October 2, 1779, died
October 16, 1843, married Rebecca Monfort.
c. Margaret Bergen, bom July 31, 1781, married in
1806, Andrew Gaddis of North Branch, N. J.
1. Ann Gaddis, bom August 7, 1807, died young.
2. Jacob Bergen Gaddis, bom November 9, 1810,
married March 8, 1831, EHza C. Oalcatt of New
Brunswick, N. J.
3. James Bergen Gaddis, bom in 181 1.
4. David A. Gaddis, bom April 7, 18 17.
5. Dr. John Van Dyke Gaddis, bom August 26,
1 8 16, married Julia Wilson.
6. Catharine Ann Gaddis, bom October 31, 18 18,
married Samuel Sloan.
7. Matthew Bergen. Gaddis, died young.
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(vi) Elsie Van Dyke, daughter of John Van Dyke and
Garrette Bergen his wife, baptized July 5, 1760, married
(vii) Roelof Van Dyke, baptized April 2, 1763.
(viii) Cateyney Van Dyke, baptized February 3, 1765,
married C. Van der Veer. Their son Isaac Van der
Veer, married Mary Skillman ; children :
(a) Margaret Van der Veer, bom November 21,
1846, married in 1868, Judge John Bartine; child-
1. Edwin Bartine, bom Febmary 19, 1869.
2. Mary Bartine, bom May 6, 1879, married
September 25, 1901, Thomas H. Dyer.
(b) George Van Dyke Van der Veer, married Adele
Peters; children: Karel, Roelof, and Schuyler Van
(c) Augustus Van der Veer, married Evelyn Gaston ;
1. Hugh Van der Veer.
2. Elizabeth Van der Veer.
(ix) Sara Van Dyke, baptized October 25, 1767, mar-
ried John Van Cleef of Six Mile Run, N. J.
IV. Roelof Van Dyke, son of Jan Van Dyke and Anna
Verkerk, his wife, bom May 18, 171 1, married Catharine
Emans. The records of the Reformed Dutch Church at
Harlingen, commenced in Dutch in 1727 by the Reverend
Coens, show the following records among others of persons
admitted to the congregation: "1766, Adriaan Hegeman,
Roelef Van Dyke and Catharine Emans, Gerrit Voorhees
and Hannaatje Beekman, Maria Probasco (wife of Joris
Bergen) Catharine Snedeker (wife of Jochim Quick)," and
under " 1769, Elizabeth Van Deursen (wife of Dr. J. M. Van
Harlingen), Christophel Beekman and Martha Veghte. "
The first town meeting of Montgomery township was held
on March 10, 1772, and there were present with others Henry
Van Dyke, Town Clerk, Christopher Hoagland, Jr., and
John Van Dyke.
The petition to Governor Fra nklin and the General
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Assembly for the creation of the township was signed among
others by "Peter Vanderveer, Gerardus Beekman, Gerardus
Beekman, Jr., Thomas Quick, Thomas Skillman, John Van
Dike, Roelof Van Dike, Aaron Hageman, Henry Vandike,
Peter Wikeoff, and John Voorhees. "
Roelof Van Dyke was elected to the Committee of Cor-
respondence of the Revolutionary War by the Freeholders
of the County of Somerset, held at the Court-house on
Friday the 28th of July, 1775, to hold office until the first
Monday of May, 1777.
In the hst of Deputies who attended the Provincial Con-
gress of New Jersey held at Trenton in October, 1775, appears
the name Ruloffe Van Dyke and on October 28, 1775, he was
appointed by the Congress on the Committee of Safety by
the following resolution :
"Resolved that the following gentlemen be, and they
hereby are appointed a Committee of Safety to act for the
pubHc welfare of the Colony in the recess of this Congress,
to wit: Mr. President Tucker, Mr. Vice-President Fisher;
John Hart, Abraham Clark, Lewis Ogden, Joseph Holmes,
John Mehelm, Isaac Pearson, John Pope, Azariah Dunham,
John Dennis, Augustine Stevenson,' Ruloff Van Dyke."
Ruloff Van Dyke attended the sittings of Congress and
the Committee of Safety at New Brunswick from January 31 ,
1776, to March 2, 1776. The Committee of Safety met at
Princeton, January 9, 1776.
A meeting of Freeholders held at New Brunswick, N. J.,
January 3, 1775, for Middlesex County, appointed on the
Committee of Observation for South New Brunswick,
Isaac Van Dyke and Jacob Van Dyke. The above records
are taken from the minutes of the Provincial Congress at
Trenton, printed by Naar, Day & Naar in 1879.
At the 1778 session of the Council or Committee of Safety
at Princeton it was voted "That there be paid to John Van
Dyke for his expenses in attending the Governor and Council
of Safety as a Light Horseman from the nth of May to the
2ist of June, 1778, the sum of £16.8."
To Jacob Van Dyke a like amount for the same services.
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 221
Roelof Van Dyke and Catharine Emans his wife had
(i) Rebecca Van Dyke, married Col. John Van Dyke,
bom April 17, 1747, who was her first cousin and the
son of John Van Dyke and Margaret Barcalo his wife.
Their descendants have been stated,
(ii) Hendrick Van Dyke. Colonel of the Second Bat-
talion, N. J., in the Revolutionary War, married
Margaret , and had a son:
(a) Roelof Van Dyke, who married Charity .
( I ) Roelof Van Dyke, married Maria V. C. ,
and had a daughter:
i. Margaret J. Van Dyke, married Leroy H.
(iii) John Van Dyke married Sarah MacCaraher and
had a son, John Van Dyke, who married Martha Beek-
man. Their daughter Catharine Sarah Van Dyke, bom
March 21, 1825, died October 7, 1856, married Novem-
ber 7, 1850, Jacob Rutsen Hardenberg, bom July 11,
1824, at New Brunswick, N. J., died January 25, 1892,
son of Cornelius L. Hardenberg and Helen Mary
Crooke, grandson of Jacob Rutsen Hardenberg and
Mary Low, and great-grandson of Jacob Rutsen
Hardenberg and Dinah Van Borg. They had chil-
1. Catharine L. Hardenberg, bom May 17, 1852.
2. Mary Comelia Hardenberg, bom November 20,
1854, married April 14, 1892, Henry Schneeweiss
(a) Catherine Hardenberg Schneeweiss, bom Oc-
tober 5, 1893.
V. Matthias Van Dyke, son of Jan Van Dyke and
brother of Roelof Van Dyke, bom at New Brunswick, August
17, 1714, died in 1784. married June 12, 1746, under Middle-
sex license dated May 14, 1746, Noltys, Nelly or Elleanor
Lane or Laen of Middletown, ^./lonmouth County, N. J.
They resided in a large stone house at Mapleton near Prince-
222 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
ton and attended the Reformed Dutch Church at Six Mile
Run, NrJ. In Honeyman's Joannes Nevius and his Descend-
ants the following interesting incident is narrated as occurring
at their house at the time of the Revolutionary War. "Just
before the battle of Princeton the old mansion was occupied
by several British officers, and a dinner ordered by them
when they should return ' after routing the rebels under Mr.
Washington' was eaten by the Americans."
Matthias Van Dyke and Nelly Lane his wife had children :
(i) Matthew Van Dyke, bom January 8, 1752, died
September 18, 1832; was a private in the Revolution-
ary War. He married January 25, 1774, Lydia Long-
street, who died October 18, 1843. They had children :
(la) Mary Van Dyke, married Rev. James Camahan,
D.D., President of the College of New Jersey
( Princeton) . Children :
a. Hannah Camahan, married William K. Mac
Donald of Newark, N. J.
b. Lydia Camahan, married Rev. Luther H. Van
(lb) Elizabeth Van Dyke, born December 23, 1782,
married Rev. William Neil, D.D.
(ic) Isaac Van Dyke, bom July 20, 1787, married
and had children :
(i) Matthew Van Dyke.
(ii) EHzabeth Van Dyke, married Black-
(iii) Catharine Van Dyke, married Bayles.
( I d) Lydia Van Dyke, bom September 10,1 789, died
July 12, 1865, at the residence of her son Henry
V. D. Nevius. She married John Nevius and had
(i) William James Nevius, bom in 18 10, died in
(ii) John Schureman Nevius, bom in 1812, died
(iii) Henry Van Dyke Nevius, born in 1S15, died
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 223
(iv) Archibald A. Nevius, bom in 1826, of Wash-
ington, D. C.
( I e) Gertrude Van Dyke, bom May 29, 1 793, married
Rev. Henry M. Rice, D.D.
(if) William Van Dyke, bom September 27, 1795,
died October 27, 1865, married in 1823, Margaret
Nevius of Mapleton near Kingston, N. J., daughter
of David Nevius, bom April 3, 1799. died September
7,1862. They had children :
(i) Margaret Van Dyke, bom October 4, 1824,
married September 18, 1844, Rev. Thomas S.
Malcolm, son of Rev. Howard Malcolm of Phila-
delphia, Pa. They had children:
(a) Alice Malcolm, died young.
(b) Lydia Malcolm.
(c) Elizabeth Malcolm, married Col. Wardell P.
(d) Meta Malcolm, married Wood.
(e) Mary Malcolm, married Dr. Dallas Peltz.
(f) George Malcolm, died young.
(g) Helen Malcolm, married Frank McLough-
(h) Cornelia Malcolm.
(i) Anna Malcolm.
(j) Frank Malcobn, died May 27, 1895.
(ii) James Van Dyke, bom December 21, 1825,
died in 1863 in the Confederate army at the
battle of Shiloh.
(iii) Elizabeth Van Dyke, bom October, 1827,
died in 1881, married Rev. Joseph K. Wight of
New Hamburg, N. Y.
(iv) Augustus Van Dyke, lived at Eureka,
(v) Dr. Edward Bogart Van Dyke, bora March
4, 1832, married April 14, 1859, Mary Stewart
Dingee, daughter of John Henry Dingee of
Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Princeton
College in 1853 and from the Medical College of
224 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
the University in 1856. Surgeon in U. S. Army
- in 1862. They had children:
(a) LilHe Van Dyke.
(b) Anna Van Dyke.
(vi) William Neil Van Dyke, bom August 14,
1835, died August 15, 1875, married Harriet
Wales; no children.
(vii) Henry Lefler Rice Van Dyke of Metuchen,
N. J., bom July 24, 1837, married in 1868 Julia
Willets, daughter of Henry Willets and Nancy
his wife of New York City. Graduated from
Princeton College in 1858. They had children:
(a) Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Van Dyke.
(b) Edward Bogart Van Dyke.
(c) James Rutherford Van D>'ke.
(d) Hendrick A Men Van Dyke.
(viii) Anna W. Van Dyke, bom September 10,
1840, married Dr. Oliver S. Belden of Princeton,
N. J. They had children:
(a) Margaret Belden.
(b) WilHam Belden.
(2) Anna Van Dyke, daughter of Matthias Van Dyke
and Nelly Lane, bom September 11, 1753, married
Capt. Aaron Longstreet, son of Richard Longstreet.
Their daughter Eleanor Longstreet, married Major
(3) Neeltje, Noltys, or EUen Van Dyke, bom Septem-
ber 22, 1755, married John Berrien. He was one of
the signers of the resolution passed at a meeting in
Princeton on June 26, 1783, declaring loyalty to and
confidence in the Congress of the new United States.
(4) Teuntje Van Dyke, bom March 11, 175S, died
January 26, 1825, married first, Jacob Bergen, bom
July 7, 1756; died September 2, 1782; second, John
Bayles, who owTied the mill at North Branch on the
(5) Margaret Van Dyke, bom February 2, 1761, died
May 3, 1825, married under Middlesex license
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 225
November 10, 1780, Major John Gulick, who owned
the mill' at Kingston on the Millstone River, N. J.
Their daughter, Rebecca Guhck, married in 1801,
Robert Bayles, their son William Guhck Bayles,
married Sarah Cruser, daughter of Judge Frederick
Cruser and Catharine Van Dyke; Their son W. Harri-
son Bayles in an interesting article in the Journal of
American History, vol. 5, no. 3 entitled " Postal Ser-
vice in the Thirteen Colonies" in speaking of mails
between New York and Philadelphia says: "Kings-
ton, on the old Dutch road, at the crossing of the
Millstone was the half-way station at which the
riders met, each rider dehvering to the other the mail
he had carried out and returning with that which he
had received." William Guhck Bayles and Sarah
Cruser his wife had children :
1. Robert Bayles, bom September 3, 1828, died
October 21, 1906; married November 28, 1865,
Martha N. Smith. Children:
(a) Robert W. Bayles, bom March 16, 1867.
(b) Chester Bayles, bom October 9, 1870, married
(c) EUa H. Bayles, bora Jan. 31, 1872, married
Mahlon L. Hoagland.
(d) William Bayles, bora October 11, 1874.
(e) Mary Louise Bayles, bom May 9, 1879.
2. Martha Bayles, bom October 23, 1830.
3. George A. Bayles, bom June 2, 1833, died Febra-
ary 10, 1905, married Sarah W. Bayles daughter of
Robert J. Bayles; children: Walter and Frederick.
4. Frederick C. Bayles, bora April 16, 1838, died
July 10, 1905.
5. WiUiam Harrison Bayles, bom June 26, 1841,
married Chariotte Isabel Peck, daughter of Henry
W. Peck, bom January 2, 1850, died December 15,
1 90 1. Children:
a. Sarah Josephine Bayles.
b. Madge Isabel Bayles.
226 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
(6) Catharine Van Dyke, bom June 24, 1763, died
September 18, 1845, married Judge Frederick Cruser,
who owned the mill at Rocky Hill on the Millstone.
They had a daughter:
(i) Catharine Cruser, married WiUiam Blackwell,
the owner of the mill at Blackwell's Mills on the
Millstone River, N. J.
(2) Sarah Cruser, married William Gulick Bayles.
(7) Sarah Van Dyke, married Colonel William
Scudder of Huntington, L. I., and had a son:
(i) William Scudder, who owned the mill at Scud-
der's Mills on the Millstone, Middlesex County,
New Jersey, who married Elleanor Craig, daughter
of James Craig of Monmouth, N. J. Their son:
(a) James Craig Scudder, married Ann Morris,
daughter of George Morris, son of Reuben
Morris, bom July 10, 1773, died January 4,
1856, who married December 7, 1796, Elleanor
Sarah Van Dyke Scudder, married second Perez
Rowley, and had a daughter Catharine Rowley, who
married Symmes Cleves Henry. Their son, J. Addi-
son Henry, married Mary Servis Steen.
VI. Abraham Van Dyke, son of Jan Van Dyke and Anna
Verkerk, his wife, bom October 8, 1716, died young.
Vn. Simon Van Dyke, bom October 12, 1718.
Vni. Abraham Van Dyke, bom in 1719, was Lieutenant
of the Grenadiers in the War of the Revolution.
IX. Isaac Van Dyke, bom July 28, 1721, lived at
Mapleton, N. J.
X. Jacob Van Dyke, bom November 12, 1723, Hved at
Rocky Hill, N. J.
XI. Anna Van Dyke, bom January 16, 1728, married
ACHIAS VAN DYKE, PETER VAN DYKE, LAMBERT V.AN DYKE,
HENDRICK TANSE VAN DYKE, ANTJE TANSE V.\N DYKE,
ANGENIETJE VAN DYKE, AND TRYNTJE TANSE VAN DYKE
(E) Achias or Agyas Van Dyke, son of Jan Thomasse Van
Dyke, came with his father to America in 1652 ; died about
1707. He married first, Jamietji Lamberts. They had
(i) Lambert Van Dyke, baptized September 16, 1677,
married Alayke Hooglandt. In 17 12 they lived near
Six Mile Run, N. J., and attended the Reformed Dutch
church there ; children :
1. Janneke Van Dyke, baptized December 16, 1705.
2. Dirk Van Dyke, baptized October i, 1707. /
3. Achias Van Dyke, baptized October 26, 1709.
4. Janneke Van Dyke, baptized October 24, 1711.
5. Adrian Van Dyke, baptized November 18, 1713.
6. Achias Van Dyke, baptized September 7, 1715;
married Ann Andrewart.
7. Johannes Van Dyke, baptized January 8, 171 8,
8. Johannes Van Dyke, baptized March 4, 1719.
9. Hendricus Van Dyke, baptized June 11, 1721.
10. Ehzabeth Van Dyke, bom in 1723.
(2) Tryntje Van Dyke, baptized October 17, 1680, mar-
ried Hendrick Hendrickson.
(3) Barbara Van Dyke, baptized December 20, 1682,
died April 18, 1743, married on November 19, 1703,
Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees, bom April 20, 1683,
died October 10, 1757, son of Coert Stevense Van Voor-
hees of Flatlands, Long Island, bom in Holland in 1637,
who maixied in 1663 Marretje Gerritje Van Couwen-
hoven. He was a member of the Provincial Assembly
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
of New York in 1664. He was the son of Steven
Coerte Van Voorhees, who came from Holland in 1660.
Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyke
his wife had children :
1. Jannetje Van Voorhees, bom September 15, 1704,
married Colonel John BrinkerhofT of Fishkill, N. Y.
(a) Johannes BrinkerhofT, bom in 1727, married
Antie Martense. Children:
(b) Altje BrinkerhofT, bom in 1732, married Dr.
Theodorus Van Wyck.
(c) Barbara BrinkerhofT.
(d) Diena BrinkerhofT.
(e) Dirck BrinkerhofT.
2. Coert Van Voorhees, married Catherine Filkin.
(a) Catharine Van Voorhees, married Hendrick Van
(b) Barbara Van Voorhees, married Richard Van
(c) Jannetji Van Voorhees, married Joseph Horton.
(d) Henry Van Voorhees.
(e) Johannes Van Voorhees, married Johanna
(f) Mary Van Voorhees, bom April 27, 1740, mar-
ried, first, on November 11, 1760, Peter J. Du Bois;
married, second. Dr. Theodorus Van Wyck, who
was first married to Altje BrinkerhofT.
(g) Cornelia Van Voorhees, died tmmarried.
(h) Magdalena Van Voorhees, married Christian Du
(i) Sarah Van Voorhees, married, first, Francis
Brett; second, Capt. Daniel Van Voorhees.
(j) Zachariah Van Voorhees, bom March 25, 1748,
married Anna Lawrence.
3. Johannes Van Voorhees, bom August 6, 1708,
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 229
married Gerritje, daughter of Elias Van Benschouten
of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Children:
(a) Sarah Van Voorhees, died young.
(b) Barbara Van Voorhees, bom in 1733, married
(c) Katrena Van Voorhees.
(d) John Van Voorhees, married, first, Hannah Roe
of Fishkill, N. Y.; second, Ranche Nostrand.
(e) Sarah Van Voorhees, married Daniel Southard.
(f) Elias Van Voorhees, married Ehzabeth Roe.
(g) Jannetje Van Voorhees, married Zebulon South-
4. Zacharias Van Voorhees, bom December 16, 1710,
5. Gerrit Van Voorhees, bora March 13, 1713, died
6. Maria Van Voorhees, bom September 16, 1716,
married Elias Du Bois.
7. Hendrick Van Voorhees, bom March 20, 171 9,
8. Jacob Van Voorhees, bom October 14, 1723, mar-
ried, first, Catherine Mesier of New York City;
married, second, Trocy Myer. Children:
(a) Jacob Van Voorhees, married Martha Haight.
(b) John Van Voorhees, married, first, Mary
McKnight; second, Catharine Fine.
(c) Susannah Van Voorhees, bom January 28,
(d) Katherine Van Voorhees.
(e) Jane Van Voorhees, bom December 9, 1764,
married General Samuel Haight.
(4) Barent Van Dyke, baptized May 20, 1685.
(5) Thomas Van Dyke, baptized April 17, 1687, married
Aimetje , and had one child:
Jannetje Van Dyke, baptized March 5, 1732.
(6) Jacobus Van Dyke, baptized 1685, married Cath-
arine Van Brunt and settled in the Harlingen Tract in
1 710. Children:
230 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
1. Catharine Van Dyke, baptized February 8, 1721,
2. Catharine Van Dyke, baptized February 20, 1730.
3. Zacheus Van Dyke, baptized June 16, 1732.
(7) Jenneke Van Dyke.
Achais Van Dyke married, second, in December, i^iQ^,
Magdalena Henderse, widow of Minne Johannes. The farm
at Bay Ridge which he occupied at the time of his death was
sold in 1708 by his heirs to Hendrick Hendrickson.
(F) Peter Van Dyke, son of Jan Thomasse Van Dyke, was
bom in New Utrecht, and died there about 1722. He
married Aimetji Janse. Their children were:
(i) Agneta Van Dyke, baptized July 2^. 1680.
(2) Isaac Van Dyke, baptized June 30, 1682; settled
on Staten Island and afterwards in Somerset County,
(3) Jacob Van Dyke, baptized October 4, 1685.
(G) Lambert Van Dyke, son of Jan Thomasse Van Dyke,
married Fytje Barents and had children :
(i) Ida Van Dyke, baptized December 25, 1677.
(2) Styntje Van Dyke, baptized February 12, 1682.
(3) Barent Van Dyke, baptized November 12, 1683.
(4) Feytje or Feyteye Van Dyke, baptized June 15,
(5) Jacob Van Dyke, baptized March 24, 1687.
(6) Jan Van Dyke, baptized April 21, 1689.
(H) Hendrick Janse Van Dyke, son of Jan Thomasse
Van Dyke, baptized July 2, 1653, married February 29,
1680, Jannetje Hermanse Van Borkuloo, daughter of
Herman Janse Van Borkviloo or Van Borkulow and
Willemtje Eldringh his wife, and lived in New Utrecht
until 1677, when he moved to Staten Island, where he
resided until after 1701, when he removed to Bucks Co.,
Pennsylvania. The children of Hendrick Van Dyke and
Jannetje Van Borkulow his wife were:
(i) Willemtje Van Dyke, baptized July 8, 1681, married
Christian Van Hoom of Bensalem, Pa..
(2) Dredrick Van Dyke.
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 231
(3) Annetji Van Dyke, baptized in 1698 on Staten
Island, N. Y., married Jan Van Vleck.
(4) Jacob Van Dyke, baptized at Six Mile Run, N. J.
(I) Antje Janse Van Dyke, married Pieter Staats of
(J) Angenietje Van Dyke, married on December 3, 1662,
according to Bergen's Early Settlers of King's County,
Adriaen Willemse Bennet, son of Willem Adriaensz
Bennet of England, bom in 1637. They lived at Yellow
Hook, now Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, until 1681 when he sold
his farm to Carl Janse Van Dyke and removed to Gowanus,
(i) Jan Adriaense Bennet, married January 6, 1696,
Femmetje Rapalie, daughter of Jeromus Rapalie. Hi&-
will is recorded in N. Y. Surrogate's office in L. 14 of
Wills, page 30. Children:
(a) Ariaen Bennet, baptized June 7, 1697, married
Maria Van Pelt, daughter of Tunis Lanen Van Pelt.
(b) Joris Bennet, baptized August 28, 1698.
(c) Jeromus Bermet, baptized April i, 1700.
(d) Annetje Bennet.
(e) Phoebe Bennet.
(f) Johannes Bennet, married Sarah Luyster.
(g) Catharine Bennet.
(h) Angenietje Bennet, married April 22, 1737, Rem
(ii) Tryntje Adriaense Bennet, bom in 1664, married
November 12, 1685, Comelis Rutgers Van Bnmt.
(iii) Arie Adriaense Bennet, married Barbara Van der
Donk and settled at Six Mile Run, N. J. Children:
(a) Geertruy Bennet, married Teunis Van Pelt.
(b) Angenietje Bennet, baptized Oct. i, 1704; died
in 1760, married Stephen Thompson and had a
daughter, Agnes Thompson, married Richard Bates.
Their daughter Agnes Bates, baptized May, 1757,
married Lewis Dey, bom March 21, 1758, of the
famous Dey family of New York and New Jersey
from whom Dev Street, New York, is named. The
232 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
Rev. Geo. W. Labaw, in a History of Preakness, says
Colonel Thennis Dey and his family lived in Lower
Preakness, N. J., in the old mansion which is illus-
trated in his book. It was General Washington's
Headquarters from July i, to July 29, and from
October 8, to November 27, 17S0. "Washington
occupied four rooms in this house, most likely two
on each floor. The present southeast room, now used
as a dining-room, is pointed out as his office. "
Lewis Dey and Agnes Bates his wife had a son:
WilHam Bates Dey of Shrewsbury, N. J., bom in
April, 1780, married April 9, 1809 Susan Spruthy,
bom March 15, 1790. Their son Wilham Dey, bom
December 22, 1809, married in December, 1832,
Margaret Catherine Walters of Marj-land, bom July
19, 1814. Children:
(i) George Walters Dey.
(2) Mary Frances Dey, married Charles E. Northam
of Richmond, Virginia.
(3) James B. Dey of Norfolk, Va.
(4) Emma Dey, married Col. C. A. Nash.
(5) William Tiberius Dey.
(6 Walter Howell Dey.
(7) WilHam Bates Dey.
(8) Margaret W. Dey, married Capt. Nathaniel
BiuTuss of Norfolk, Va. Children:
a. WilHam C. Burruss, married Nell Orr, grand-
daughter of Governor Orr of South CaroHna.
b. AdeHta Burruss, married Captain Harry B.
Jordan of U. S. Army.
c. Marguerite Burruss, married Lieut. John H.
Read, Jr., of U. S. Army.
d. Chester Burruss, married Eleanor Rellis of
e. Eugene Lansing Burruss, married Nellie Wise
f. Albert Edward Burruss of Norfolk, Va.
g. Edwin E. Burruss died vouns;.
THE VAN DYKE FAMILY 233
(c) John Bennet, married Eyke Van Mater.
(d) Comelis Bennet.
(e) Metalynke Bennet.
(f) Katrina Bennet.
(g) Isaac Bennet.
(iv) Jacob Adriaense Bennet, married Barbara Ferdon,
and had a daughter Angenietje Bennet, baptized Sep-
tember 8, 1 700; married Jan Scouten.
(v) Comelis Adriaense Beimet.
(vi) Isaac Adriaense Bennet.
(vii) Abram Adriaense Bennet, baptized March 20, 1680,
married December 25, 1702, Jannetje Folkers and
resided in Six Mile Run, N. J. Children:
(a) Adrian Bennet, baptized October 7, 1703, married
(b) Folkert Bennet, baptized August 7, 1705.
(c) Abram Bennet, baptized August 17, 1707, married
(d) Sarah Bennet, baptized October 23, 171 1, married
(viii) Antje Adriaense Bennet, married Jacob Sutphen of
Freehold, N. J.
(ix) Maria Adriaense Bennet, married Jacob Van Dom
of Freehold, N. J., and their son Christian Van Dom or
Doren, married Altje or Alice Schenck, bom May 25,
1705, and had a son Jacob Van Doren who married
Phoebe Vander Veer, and a daughter Altje Van Doren,
bom May 15, 1737, died August 12, 1796, who married
Jacques Voorhees of Middlebush, N. J., bom December
18, 1733, died March 24, 1792. Their son Jacques
Voorhees, 2d, bom December 4, 1763, died October 9,
1802, married Dinah Strvxker, bom September 6, 1767,
died May 10, 1S31, and had a son Jacques Voorhees, 3d,
bom May 27, 1792, died September 21, 1828, married
February 2, 1814, Ann Van Liew, bom March 15, 1795,
died May 15, 1870 and had a son Abram Voorhees, bom
April 7, 1826, died March 9, 1883, who married on
November 17, 1S47, Sarah Bnmson, bom November 7,
234 THE VAN DYKE FAMILY
1824, died March 29, 1901. Their daughter Sarah
Bnanson Voorhees, bom September 8, 1848, married on
October 29, 1873, John S. Clark. Captain Jacob Van
Doren son of Jacob Van Doren and Phoebe Van der
Veer, married Maria Mellick and had a daughter Maris
Van Doren who married Abraham Vanarsdale.
(x) Agnietje Adriaense Bennet, baptized September 3,
1862 in Brooklyn.
(xi) Engel Adriaense Bennet, baptized July 26, 1685, in
(K) Tryntje Janse Van Dyke.
Abeel, Magdalena, 53
Abeel, Stoffel Janse, 53
Achias, Tryntje, 174
Ackerly, Catharine, 12
Adams, Capt. Charles James,
Adams, Rebecca Horatia, 32
Adams, Walter, 89
Adrain, Fannie N. B., 123
Adrain, Robert, 123
Aitken, Abram Beekman, 77,
Aitken, Andrew, 73, 74
Aitken, Beekman, 78
Aitken, Charles, 133
Aitken, Edith Colfax, 78, 84
Aitken, Elizabeth Houghton,
Aitken, Elizabeth L., 76
Aitken, Henry, 74
Aitken, James, 74
Aitken, Jeremiah B., 76
Aitken, John, 74, 76
Aitken, Lydia Anna, 77
Aitken, Lydia Bennett, 75
Aitken, May, 76
Aitken, Nora Coote, 39, 78
Aitken, Thomas, 74
Aitken, William B., 39, 73, 74,
Aitken, William Benford, 39,
Alden, John, 71
Alden, Rev. Joseph, 25
Alden, William, 25
Alderson, Ida, 88
Aldrich, Richard, 50
Alexandre, Helen L., 124
AUin, Edna, 128
Allin, Francis W., 128
AUin, Frederic B., 128
Alvord, Lucy A., 66
Alward, Mary, 183
Alward, Nathaniel, 1S3
Amerman, Jan, 195
Ammerman, Elizabeth, 63
Ammons, Anthony L., 106
Amory, Dorothy, 130
Anderson, Adna, 15
Anderson, Albert Day, 204
Anderson, Eliza, 15. 214
Anderson, John A., 204
Anderson, Leroy H., 221
Anderson, Martha, 91
Anderson, Mary, 15
Anderson, Philip V. W., 15
Anderson, Sarah, 15
Andriessen, Maritje, 178
Anthon, Marion G., 14
Applegate, Catherine, 190
Appleton, Harriette, 28
Appleton, Gen'l James, 129
Arden, Abya, 165
Arden, Aeltje, 165
Arden, Catherine, 165
Arden, Elizabeth, 165
Arden, Jacob, 165
Arden, Sally, 138
Arden, Thomas, 138
Armour, Mary D., 24
Armstrong, Gen'l John, 49
Armstrong, Margaret, R., 49, 164
Amds, Rinier, 178
Arnds, Tryntje R., 178
Arnold, Susan M., 25
Arthur, Marie, 43
Anindel, Earl of, 38
Ashmead, Henrietta, 214
Ashton, Frances Goodhue, 19, 151
Ashton, William, 19
Aspinwall, J. Lawrence, 147
Astor, Ava A. Muriel, 50
Astor, Caroline, 51
Astor, Charlotte A., 51
Astor, Errdly, 49, 50
Astor, Helen, 50
Astor, Col. John J., 50
Astor, Laura, 50
Astor, Malvina, D., 51
Astor, Mary Alida, 50
Astor, Sarah, 51
Astor, William B., 49, 164
Astor, William V., 50
Astor, WiUiam Waldorf, 50
Atherton, Catharine, 26, 37
Atherton, Major Gen'l Humphrey, 36
Austin, Dr. A. Eugene, 212
Avery, Christopher, 81
Avery, Ebenezer, 80
Avery, James, 8i
Avery, Lucy, 80
\ ' ^
Babcock, John, 138
Bache, Sarah, 45
Backer, Jacobus, 175
Bacus, Phihp H., 157
Bailey, Alson, 90
Bailey, Daniel Carey, 90
Bailey, Edmund S.,'121
Bailey, John, 90
Bailey, Nellie, 90
Bailey, Dr. Theodorus, 121
■« Baird, Alexander, 153
Baird, Anna C, 105
Baird, Caroline V., 90
Baird, Comehus Barkalow, 90
Baird, Garret V., 105
Baird, Harriet J., 105
Baird, Irma, 90
Baird, John, 90
Baird, Louise, 90
Baird, Margaret V., 105
Baird, Mary, 148
Baird, Sarah, 105
Baird, William, 105
Baker, George F., Jr., 128
Baker, Haihe, 85
Baker, Looe, 146
Baker, Rachel, 104
Baker, VVilham, v
Baldwin, Austin, 30
Baldwin, Lucy, 104
Baldwin, Radchffe, 30
Ballantine, Arthur L., 91
Ballantine, Berkeley, 91
Ballantine, Daniel, 91
Ballantine, Frank A., 91
Ballantine, James E., 91
Bancke, Frederick, 1S5
Barcalo, Althea, 85
Barcalo, Margaret, 90, 221
Barclay, Eliza, 43
Barclay, Helen, 148
Barclay, Susan, 14
Barclay, Col. Thomas, 43
Barcolo, Margaretta, 207, 213
Barcolow, William T., 93
Bard, Ehza, 126
Barents, Fytje, 230
Barkalow, Ann, 89
Barkalow, Carohne, 89
Barkalow, Christopher, 87, 90
Barkalow, Daniel, 87, 89
Barkalow, Ehza, 87
Barkalow, Esther, 89
Barkalow, Frederic S., 90
Barkalow, Israel, 90
Barkalow, lohn S., 89
Barkalow, 'Martha, 88
Barkalow, Mary, 88, qo
Barkalow, Sidney, 89
Barkalow, Susan, 91
Barkalow, Virginia, 90
Barkelo, Wm. Janse, 87
Barret, Charles W., 156
Barretto, Francis J., 152
Barretto, Gerard M., 152
Bartine, Edwin, 219
Bartine, Judge John, 219
Bartine, Mary, 219
Barton, Thomas P., 52
Bates, Agnes, 232
BatteU, Hattie, 89
Baudertius, Mary, 2
Baudertius, Rev. Wm., 2
Bayard, Balthazar, 10
Bayard, Gysbert, 201
Bayard, James A., 164
Bayard, Judith, 10
Bayard, Margaret S., 114
Bayard, Nicholas, 114, 116
Bayard, Samuel, 116
Bayard, Stephen N., 120
Bavles, Chester, 225
Bayles, EUa H., 225
Bayles, Frederick, 225
Bayles, George A., 225
Bayles, John, 224
Bayles, Madge Isabel, 225
Bayles, Martha, 225
Bayles, Mary Louise, 225
Bavles, Robert, 202, 225
Bayles, Ruth, 48
Bayles, Sarah Josephine, 225
Bayles, Sarah W., 225
Bayles, Walter, 225
Bayles, William Gulick, 225, 226
Bayles, WiUiam Harrison, 202, 225
Bayhs, Cora, 92
Beacraft, EHzabeth, 77
Bearding, Nathaniel, 36
Bearding, Sarah, 36
Beardslee, Rachael Ann, 97
Beasley, Margaretta Stockton, 44
Beasley, Mercer, 44
Beck, HedeUnd E., 204
Beck, Louis C, 204
Bedford, Phoebe, 157
Bedle, Catherine, 190
Bedlow, Mary E. G., 121
Bedlow, WiUiam, 17
Beeckman, Gilbert L., 25
Beeckman, Helen, 25
Beeckman, Henry, 26
Beeckman, Martha, 25
Beeckman, Martin, 25
Beekman, Aaron, 39, 62, 109
Beekman, Abraham, v, 93, 97, no,
112. 118, 121, 206
Beekman, Abraham C, 63, 64, 68,
70, 73, 169, 171, 213
Beekman, Abraham 1., 96
Beekman, Abraham R., 98
Beekman, Adrianus, 109, 124
Beekman, Aefje, 113-
Beekman, Aeltje, 165
Beekman, Albert, 63
Beekman, Alida, 154, 155, 159, 160,
Beekman, Alma, 97
Beekman, Anatje, 153
Beekman, Andrew, 3
Beekman, Ann, 21, 99, 105, 133, 153,
Beekman, Anna M., 161
Beekman, Annatie, v
Beekman, Anthony, 161
Beekman, Benjamm, 156
Beekman, Caroline, 73, 99, 213
Beekman, Catharine, v, 2, 25, 39, 73,
97, 99, 107, 109, III, 120, 121, 122,
124, 140, 141, 154, 155, 159. 160,
161, 165, 166, 213
Beekman, Catryntie, 7
Beekman, Celestia, 160
Beekman Cemetery, 167
Beekman, Charles, 63, 160
Beekman, Charles K., 122
Beekman, Christiana, 154
Beekman, Christopher, iv, 39, 55, 56,
57, 58, 61, 62, 109, no, 170, 171,
172, 206, 215, 219
Beekman, Cornelia, v, 7, 10, 22, 29,
30,62,97,108, no. III, 112,114,
116, 121, 124, 133, 141, 151. 153.
Beekman, Cornelius, I, 133, 156, 15S,
159, 160, 175
Beekman, Cortlandt, 123
Beekman, David, 134
Beekman, Dorothy, 160
Beekman, EUza, 69, 213
Beekman, Elizabeth, iv, v, 16, 17, 85,
112, 114, 117, 124, 153, 154, 157.
160, 162, 165
Beekman, Elizabeth H., 169
Beekman, Ellen, 94, 98
Beekman, Emma, 63
Beekman, Engelbert, i
Beekman, Eve, 135
Beekman, EveUne, 160
Beekman, Fannie N'eilson, 123
Beekman, Fenwick, 122
Beekman, Florence, 63
Beekman, Frances M., 98
Beekman, Garret, 62, 169, 170
Beekman, Geertruy, 156
Beekman, Gerald, 98
Beekman, Gerard, i, 2, 123, 124, 133
Beekman, Gerard G., 21, 133
Beekman, Gerard WiUiam, 1 1 1
Beekman, Col. Gerardus, 53, 54. "i-
140, 141, 167, 217
, Gerardus, 56, 93, 94, 116,
133, 134, 142, 153, 165,
170, 179, 215, 217, 220
Beekman, Gerardus C, 39,
105, 107, 167, 206
Beekman, Gerardus K., 153
Beekman, Gertrude, 63
Beekman, Gertrude Van C, i;
Beekman, Grotius, 61, 63
Beekman, Hannaatje, 219
Beekman, Harmon, 2
Beekman, Heloise, 122
Beekman, Henr\', 25, 26, 141,
Beekman, Col. Henry, 40, 116
Beekman, Henry R., 123
Beekman, Hendrick, 2, 7
Beekman, Hendricus, 155, 165
Beekman, Herman, 123
] Beekman, Isaac, 63, 99
Beekman, Jacob, v, 98, 165
Beekman, Jacobus, 16, 152, 153, 154,
Beekman, James, 16, 98, no, 112,
118, 120, 121, 123, 124, 152, 153,
I Beekman, James Hude, 123
Beekman, James W., 124
Beekman, Jesse H., 63
I Beekman, Jane, 63, 120,
\ Beekman, Jannetje, 165
] Beekman, Jochim, iv
Beekman, Johanna, 96, 98, 112, 121,
; Beekman, Johannes, v, 155, 162, 165
Beekman, John, iv, v, 3, 26, 62, 99,
' 121, 153, 154
; Beekman, Dr. John, 156
1 Beekman, Rev. John, 2
: Beekman, John A., 96, 169, 171
, Beekman, John C, 122
; Beekman, John Groff, 161
j Beekman, John K., 162
Beekman, John N., 123
Beekman, Josephine L., 123
Beekman, Judicke, 155
Beekman, Julia, 62, 159
j Beekman, Julia Ann, 62
! Beekman, Laura, 159
j Beekman, Lidea, 162
Beekman, Loami, 161
I Beekman, Louisa, 63
; Beekman, Lydia. 122
I Beekman, Mabel, 63
I Beekman, Magdalena, 85, 107, no,
in, 112, 133, 134, 161, 206
Beekman, Malli, 157
i Beekman, Margaret, v, 9, 25, 40, 41,
! 69, 123, 161, 169, 170, 213
t Beekman, Margaretta, 2, 112
j Beekman, Maria, 3, 6, no, 114, 130,
I Beekman, Maria K., 162
' Beekman, Maritje, 158
Beekman, Martha, 62, 63, 67, 84, 171,
Beekman, Martin, iv, 3
Beekman, Martinns, 166
Beekman, Mary, 71, 87, 99, 100, 120,
121, 123, 153, 159, 160, 161, 162,
Beekman, Marv Scott, 72, 213
Beekman, Matilda, 71, 98, 172, 213
Beekman, Nancy, 160
Beekman, Neilson, 123
Beekman, Noah W., 161
Beekman, Peter, iv, v, 63, 97, 153,
Beekman, Phoebe, 98
Beekman, Rachel, 165
Beekman, Ralph, v, 98
Beekman, Reuben, 161
Beekman, Richard M., 63
Beekman, R. Livingston, 25
Beekman, Samuel, iv, v
Beekman, Sarah, 98, no, 156
Beekman, Thomas, 153, 155, 156, 159
Beekman, Theophilus, 153
Beekman, Tjerck, 156
Beekman, Trentje C, 158
Beekman, Walter K., 162
Beekman, Wilhelmus, i, 6, 11, 25,
154, 164, 165, 166
Beekman, WilUam, 7, no, 114, 120,
Beekman, William Bedlow, 122
Beekman, William, Dr., 55, 56, in,
Beekman, William F., 122, 123
Belden, Oliver S., 224
Belden, William, 224
Bell, Catharine, 132
Bell, Diana, 72
BeU, Rev. Edward, 132
Bell, Edward, 129
Bell, Harry, 132
BeUinger, Eliza, 161
Bellinger, George, 161
BeUomont, Earl of, 34
Benjamin, Hamilton Fish, 14
Benjamin, Col. Samuel N., 14
Benjamin, William M., 14
Bennem, Jan, 185
Bennet, Abram A., 233
Bennet, Adrian, 183, 231, 233
Bennet, Agnietje A., 234
Bennet, Angenietje, 233
Bennet, Annetje, 231
Bennet, Antje A., 233
Bennet, Cornelis, 233
Bennet, Engel A., 234
Bennet, Folkert, 233
Bennet, Gerard, 196
Bennet, Isaac, 233
Bennet, Jacob .\., 233
Bennet, Jan Adriaense, 231
Bennet, Jeromus, 231
Bennet, Joris, 231
Bennet, Margaret, 187
Bennet, Maria A., 233
Bennet, Metalynke, 233
Bennet, Phoebe, 231
Bennet, Samuel, 196
Bennet, Sarah, 233
Bennet, WUlem A., 231
Bennett, Jeremiah, 75
Bennett, Sir John, 75
Bennett, John, 233
Bennett, Lydia, 75
Bennett, William, 197
Bensel, Edward B., 76
Bensel, William A., 76
Benson, Tryntie, 135
Bentick, George Cavendish, 48
Bergen, Aaron, 217
Bergen, Abraham Beekman, 96
Bergen, Charity, 94
Bergen, Cornelia V., 12
Bergen, Edward M., 218
Bergen, Eliza, 217
Bergen, Frederick J., 59, 213
Bergen, Garrette, 213, 219
Bergen, George M., 218
Bergen, Gerritie, 217
Bergen, Gertrude, 96
Bergen, Henry, 195, 218
Bergen, Henry B., 218
Bergen, Jacob, 96, 197, 217, 224
Bergen, Jane, 218
Bergen, Johannes, 197
Bergen, John A., 218
Bergen, Joris, 219
Bergen, Margaret, 218
Bergen; Maria, 217
Bergen, Mary, 21S
Bergen, Mary Jane, 218
Bergen, Matthew, 218
Bergen, Sarah, 197
Bergen, Simon, 197
Bergen, Tunis G., 175
Berrian, John, 224
Bettner, Adelaide, 147
Biggs, Abraham, 73
Biggs, Benjamin T., 72, 213
Biggs, Harriets., 156
Biggs, Helen, 73
Biggs, John, 72
Biggs, J. Frank, 72
Biggs, Mary B., 72,73
Biggs, Rachel M., 72
Biggs, Sewell C, 73, 213
Biggs, Willard B., 73
Birch, Margaret Rutgers, n?
Birkhead, EUa, 20, 150
Bishop, Cortlandt F., 134
Bishop, David Wolfe, 134
Bishop, Florence V. C, 134
Blackwell, Anna M., 159
Blackwell, Mary Ann, 218
BlackweU, William, 226
Blauvelt, Gertrude, 86
Blauvelt, Dr. W. W., 86
Bleyck, Ariaentje, 69
Bloomfield, Phoebe, iv
Blue, Catharine, 205
Blue, Enos L., 203, 205
Blue, Margaret, 203
Boardman, Lansdale, 112
Boardman, William C, 112
Boel, Charles, 117
Boerum, Jerett, 183
Boice, Archibald, 61
Boice, Cornelius, 203
Boice, David, 203
Boice, Edgar, 61
Boice, Harvey, 61
Boice, Jane M., 203
Boice, John DeWitt, 61
Boker, Josephine, 95
Bolden, Gertrude L'Estrange, 29
BonneU, Alexander, 107
Borrowe, H. Alsop, 122
Borrowe, Dr. Jacob Hallett, 122
Borrowe, Samuel, 122
Boudinot, Elisha, 120
Bowden, Constance, 148
Bowden, Rev. James J., 148
Bowman, WardeU P., 223
Bowne, Katherine M., 15
Boyd, Eugenia, 107
Boyd, George, 18
Boyd, Sarah Matilda, 185
Bradley, Lucretia, 83
Bragin, Frances, iv
Breese, Elizabeth Ann, 24
Brett, Francis, 228
Brevoort, Edith, 127, 128
Brevoort, Hendrick Jansen, 127
Brevoort, Henry, 127
Brevoort, Isabella, 12S
Brevoort, Jan Hendrickse, 127
Brevoort, John, 128
Brewer, Catharine, 17, 18
Brewster, "Dame" Mary,
Brewster, WUliam, 82
Brewster, Wrasling, 83
Brinkerhoflf, Adrian, 228
Brinkerhoff, Altje, 228
Brinkerhoff, Barbara, 22S
Brinkerhoff, Dirck, 228
Brinkerhoff, John, 228
Brissac, M., 22
Bronson, Mary, 109
Brooke, Fannie, 214
Brooks, Catherine, 85
Brooks, Capt. David, 147
Brooks, Fanny, 147
Brooks, Isabella, 147
Brooks, Lillian, 147
Brouwer, Alida, 3
Brouwer, Mary, 196
Brouwer, Ritsert, 117
Brown, Andrew, 96
Brown, Annie Mellona, 96
Brown, Ellen Q., 96
Brown, Capt. Lowndes, 46
Brown, Matthew, 96
Browning, Jane A., 13
BrownsweU, Sophia, 233
Bruen, M., 125
Branson, Sarah, 233
Bryce, Clemence S., 14
Buchanan, James A., 12
Buchanan, Laura W., 12
Buffet, Alfred, 196
Buffett, Eliphaz, 196
BuJJett, Henry, 196
Buffett, Lilian, 196
Buffett, Van Dyke, 196
Bull, Catharine V. D., 78
Bull, Charles Beekman, 78
Bull, Charles H., 77, 78
Bull, CUfton B., 77
Bull, Harold Aitken, 78
Bull, Henry, 77
Bull, Captain Thomas, 38
Bunce, Sarah, 38
Bunce, Thomas, 38
Bunner, Charles F., 184
j Burden, Henry, 31, 32
Burr, Nelson, 149
Burhans, Jacob, 160
Burhans, Margaret, 156
BurteU, Rev. David J., 84
BurreU, Ebenezer, 24
Burtell, Elizabeth T., 24
BurteU, Norman M., 84
Burrill, Charles Drayton, i.
Burrill, Drayton, 144
Burrill, John E., 131
Burrill, Mary, 144
Burrill, Middleton S., 131
Burrill, Percy, 144
Burrass, Adelita, 232
Burruss, Albert E., 232
Burruss, Chester, 232
Burrass, Edwin E., 232
Burrass, Eugene L., 232
Burrass, Marguerite, 232
Burrass, Nathaniel, 232
Burrass, William C, 232
Burtis, Charles, 144
Burtis, Sarah M., 144
Bussing, Catherine, 185
Bussing, Elizabeth, 162
Bussing, Jane, 162
Butler, EUzabeth, 145
Butler, Frances R., 12
Butler, John, 143
Buys, Peter, 175
CadwaladerT Maria, 126
Cady, John Watts, 18
Campbell, Florence, 172
CampbeU, George W., 168, 172
Campbell, James W., 139
Campbell, Julia W. L., 139
Cannon, Jan, 162
Cannon, John, 162
Carey, Arthur Astor, 50
Carey, Henry, 50
Carey, John, Jr., 50
Carey, Margaret L., 50
Carmatt, Sybella, 145
Carmen, Phoebe, 15
Carnahan, Hannah, 222
Carnahan, Rev. James, 222
Carnahan, Lydia, 222
Carnes, Helen L., 146
Camochan, Estelle, 147
Camochan, Frederick G., 147
Camochan, Gouvemeur M., 147
Camochan, Harriet F. P., 147
Camochan, John Murray, 147
Camochan, LiUian, 147
Camochan, Mary Morris, 147
Camochan, William, 147
Carpenter, Elizabeth, v
Carpenter, John T., 196
Carpenter, Sarah, 146, 147
Carr, Harriet, 196
Carr, Mary, 159
Carson, Laura, 127
Catlin, Catharine L., 13
CatUn, Charles M., 13
Catlin, Cora, 13
Catlin, John M., 13
Catlin, Lynde, 13
Catlin, Nicholas W. S., 13
Chamberlain, AUce, 50
Chamberlain, Julia R., 49
Chambers, Abner Reeder, 212
Chambers, Catherine H., 212
Chambers, Elizabeth, 212
Chambers, John, 212
Chambers, Josephine, 212
Chambers, Margaret N., 207
Chambers, Robert, 67, 212
Chambers, Robert Augustus, 212
Chambers, Sarah F., 212
Chandler, John, 82
Chandler, Mehitable, 82
Chandler, W^iUiam, 82
Chanler, Alida, 50
Chanler, John A., 49
Chanler, John Winthrop, 49
Chanler, Lewis Stuyvesant, 50
Chanler, Margaret L., 50
Chanler, Robert W., 49
Chapman, John J., 49
Chatham. Lord, 210
Chedister, Guy M., 88
Chedister, Marv L., 88
Chedister, Sarah M., 88
Cheeseborough, Catharine A., 11
Chesboro, William, 39
Chesborough, Abagail, 39
Chesborough, Samuel, 39
Chesborough, William, 39 ,
Christie, Sara, 24 \
Christophers, Grace, 82
Christophers, Richard, 82
Church, Angelica Schuyler, 15
Church, Benjamin S., 15
Church, Mary, 31, 38
Church, Richard, 38-
Clark, Alvah, 86
Clark, Eugene, 87
Clark, Harriet A., 139
Clark, John S., 234
Clark, Katharine, 86
Clark, Madeline, 86
Clark, Gen'l Samuel, 104
Clarke, Eliza, 156
Clarkson, Bayard, 113
Clarkson, David A., 42
Clarkson, Harriet Ashton, 17
Clarkson, Levinus, 43
Clarkson, Mathew, 19
Clarkson, Susan Maria, 19
Clarkson, Thomas S., 21
Clarkson, William B., 43
Clay, Samuel. Jr., 109
Clemmons, Edith, 88
Cleramons, Evelyn, 88
Clemmons, Gregory, 88
Clemmons, J. Ola, 88
Clemmons, Lynn, 88
Clopper. Annetje, 198
Clopper, Cornelius, 198
Clopper, Frances \l., 199
Clopper, Garret, 199
Clopper, George B., 199
Clopper, Hendricus, 198
Clopper, Henry G., 199
Clopper, Lucy Ann, 199
Clopper, Margareta, 198
Clopper, Margaret E., 199
Clopper. Penelope. 199
Clopper, Sarah H., 199
Cnoetz, Rev. N. N., 2
Codwise, David, 25, 125
Codwise, George, 124
Codwise, Maria. 125, 130
Coens, Rev. 219
Coit, John, 82
Coit, Joseph, 82
Coit, Lydia, 82
Coit, Samuel. 82
Colden. Gov. Cadwallader, 2 1
Colden, Ehzabeth, 21
Coleman, Harriet, 43
Col£a.x, Albert E., 78, 84
Colfax, Ebenezer, 80
Colfax, Edith Whitman, 78-84
Colfax, George, 80
Colfax, Jonathan, 78
Colfax, Natalie, 84
Colfax, Schuyler, 79
Colfax, William, 78
Colfax, Gen'l William, 79
Collier, Helen S., 145
Collier, John A., 145
Collier, Juha, 144
Collins, Louisa, 85
Comstock, Minnie E., 216
Concklin, John, 15
ConckUn, Susan, 15
Cone, Conant, 67
Cone, Spencer H., 67
Conklin, John, 16
ConJklin, Susan, 16
Corcoran, Sarah, 183
Constable, Anna, 25
Constable, Augustus, 25
Constable, David C, 25
Constable, Gilbert, 25
Constable, John V. R., 25
Constable, William B., 25
Cooper, Isaac, 145
Coopemail, Catharine, 22
Coote, Albert Eyre, 39, 40
Coote, Baron of Coloony, 34
Coote, Capt. Charles W. M., 32, 78
Coote, Sir Charles, 23
Coote, Chidley, 33, 34
Coote, Rev. Chidley, D.D., 34
Coote, Francis, 33
Coote, Sir John, 32
Coote, John Maxwell, 39
Coote, Julia RadcliSe, 39
Coote, Maria Spencer, 36
Coote, Mary Spencer, 39
Coote, Sir Nicholas, 33
Coote, Nora Hamilton, 39, 78
Coote, Richard, 33, 34
Coote, Richard Earl of Bellomont,
Coote, Spencer Eyre, 39
Coote, Major Thomas, 32
Coote, Victoria Rebecca, 39
Copp, John, 198
Corlaer, Jacob, 4, 175
Cortelyou, Helen, 62, 190
Cortelyou, Henry P., 62
Cortelyou, Jacques, 63, 1 75
Cortelyou, Peter, 62
Cortelyou, Teunis, 190
Cortlandt, Stephen, Colonel, 54
Corwine, Aaron, 67
Corwine, Amos, 66
Corwine, Clarissa, 67
Corwine, Joab H., 66
Corwine, Richard, 66
Corwine, WiUiam, 66
Cory, Noah, 106
Coryell, Cornelia, 204
Coster, Adeline E., 163
Coster, ^lily Pell, 152
Couill, AB^r S., 203, 205
Couill, Abraham S., 205
Couill, Agnes, 203
Couill, Andrew S., 203
Couill Catharine S., 205
CouilC Deborah, 204
Couill, Eliza B., 203
CouiU, Ira S., 203
Couill, Isaac, 205
Couill, Jane, 203
Couill, Richard, 203, 205
Couill, Sarah, 203, 205
Couwenhoven, Antje, 193
Couwenhoven, Catrina, 190, 193
Couwenhoven, Cornelius, 189, 190
Couwenhoven, Daniel, 190, 193
Couwenhoven, Elleanor, 226
Couwenhoven, Francyntje, 194
Couwenhoven, Garret, 192, 193
Couwenhoven, Jacob, 193
Couwenhoven, Jacomyntje, 192
Couwenhoven, John, 127
Couwenhoven, Leah, 194
Couwenhoven, Lydia, 1S9
Couwenhoven, Mar>-, 127
Couwenhoven, Neeltje, 194
Couwenhoven, Nicholas, 198
Couwenhoven, Peter, 192, 197
Couwenhoven, Roelof, 193
Couwenhoven, Sarah, 190, 193
Couwenhoven, William, 189
Covert, Elizabeth, 203
Cowles, Mary Stevens, 113
Cox, Abraham Beekman, 112
Cox, Cornelia, H2
Cox, Ella, loi
Cox, Isaac, in, 112
Cox, James, 93, loi
Cox, John F., 112
Cox, Levantia W., 112
Cox, Luther, loi
I Cox, Mary, loi, 112, 144
Cox, P. Lansdale, 112
I Cox, Rosina, 1 12
I Cox, Russell v., 93
Cox, Sarah, 109
I Cox, Wilham H., loi
Craig, Elleanor, 226
Craig, Helena A., 125
Craig, James, 226
CrandeU, Catharine, 18
Crane, JuUa, 128
I Crawford, Ahce T., 12
' Crawford, Cora, 93
Crawford, David, 12
Crawford, EUzabeth, 93
Crawford, James B., 93
Crawford, Jennie, 93
Crawford, Robert, 93
Cregar, Erlgar I., 63
Cregar, Harriette B., 63
Cregar, Hazel, 63
Cregar, Raymond DeW., 63
Cregar, Sarah M. B., 63
Creighton, Rev. William, 164
Crocheron, Jannetie, 57
Crogan, Col. George, 46
Crooke, John, 22
Croon, Neeltje Janse, 53
Crosby, Edward H., 17
Crosby, Estelle M., 147
Crosby, Livingston, 17, 147
Crosby, Robert R., 113
Crosby, Robert Ralston, 17
Crosby, William Bedlow, 17
Cross, Abraham L., 89
Cross, Carl, 89
Cross, Christopher B., 89
Cross, Helen, 89 >
Cross, Mary A., 89
Croter, Margaret E., 91
Cruser, Catherine, 226
Cruser, Cornelius, 224
Cruser, Judge Frederick, 225, 226
Cruser, Rachel, 63
Cruser, Sarah, 225, 226
Cuffe, Dorothea, 33
Cuffe, Hugh, 33
Dalmas, Sophie, 180
Dana, Frances A., 127
Davenport, Abraham, 27
Davenport, John, 27
Davidson, Joris, 7
Davis, Charles, 89
Davis, Ella, 88
Davis, John A., 144
Davis, Martha, 144
Davis, Thomas, 217
Dawson, Annie L., 123
Dayton, Elsie L., 91
Dayton, Harold V. D., 91
Dayton, Margaret E., 91
Dayton, Samuel, 91
D'Avezac, Louise, 52
De Beyer, Elizabeth, I
De Bois, Maria, 3
De Boogh, Catharine, 6
De Camp, Anna M., 147
De Gironcourt, Eliza Come, 127
De Groot, Geesje, 178
De Hart, Catharine S., 197
De Hart, Simon, 18S, 189, 192, 197
D' Honneur, Jeanne, 118
De Labigarre, Amarillis, 112
De Labigarre, Julius A. B., 112
De Labigarre, Maria Louise, 112
De Labigarre, Peter, 112
DelaFeld, Count, 126
Delafield, Edward Coleman, 44
Delafield, Emily, 47
Delafield, Eugene Livingston, 44
Delafield, Frederic Prime, 47
Delafield, John Ross, 44
Delafield, John White R., 44
Delafield, Joseph, 44, 47, 48
Delafield, JuHa, 40, 44
Delafield, Lewis Livingston, 47
Delafield, Margaretta Stockton, 44
^Delafield, Maturin Livingston, 43, 44
Delafield, Richard, 126
Delafield, Robert Hare, 47
Delafield. Rufus King, 126
De la Mater, Catharine, 127
De Lancey, James, 141
De Lancey, Jane, 20
De Lancey, Maria, 141
De Lancey, Peter, 20
De Lancey, Stephen, 20, 116, 141
De Lannoy, Gysbert, 55
Delano, Franklin H., 50
De Lanoy, Abraham, 55
De Lanoy, Catharine Peters, 1 1 1
De Lanoy, Mary, 55, 109, in, 206
Delaplaine, Florence, 123
De Loper, Joanna, 7
De Montsaulnin, Count Charles, 143
De Nemours, E. L du P., 180
De Nemours, Pierre S., 180
De Nemours, Victor du P., 180
De Nemours, Victor M., 180
De Peyster, Abraham, 21, 34
De Peyster, Ann F., 22, 133
De Peyster, Anna H., 114
De Peyster, Augusta Morris, 20, 151
De Peyster, Beekman, 1 13
De Peyster, Catherine, 17, 22, 116,
De Peyster, Cornelia, 113, 12 1
De Peyster, Edgar, 113
De Peyster, Elizabeth, 16, 113, 152
De Peyster, Ella Morris, 20, 151
De Peyster, Emily M., 113
De Peyster, Estelle E., 21
De Peyster, Francis Goodhue, 20
De Peyster, Frederic, 19, 20, 21, 32,
92, 127, 133, 150, 151
De Peyster, Helen Van C, 20, 151
De Peyster, Henry A., 113
De Peyster, J. Ash ton, 20
De Peyster, James, 113
De Peyster, James A., 19
De Peyster, James F., 19, 150
De Peyster, Joanna C, 21, 133
De Peyster, Johannes, 17, 152
De Peyster, John Watts, 21, 34, 49
De Peyster, Johnston L., 21
De Peyster, Margaret, 22, 133
De Peyster, Mary Bedlow, 121
De Peyster, Mary E., 21, 22, 133
De Peyster, Pierre Van C, 22, 133
De Peyster, Robert G. L., 20
De Peyster, Samuel Hoke, 2 1
De Peyster, Susan, 19
De Peyster, Susan Maria, 42
De Peyster, Walton, 20
De Peyster, William A., 121
De Peyster, Wilson, 113
De Radclyffe, Richard, 30
De Rapalle, Gaspard, 92
De Rapalle, Joris, 92
De Rapalle, Marrotie, 92
De Rencourt, N. C. M. L. Le, 180
De Rham, Charles, 126
De Rham, Frederic F., 126
De Rham, Giraud F., 126
De Rham, Henry C, 127
De Rieraer, Martha, 22
De Sille, Fiscal Nicasius, 175
De Steuers, Margaret L. Carey, 143
De Steurs, Alphonse, 50
de TuberviUe, Paymus, 82
De Veaux, Col. Andrew, 139
De Veaux, Augusta M., 138, 139
De Veaux, Jane, 139
Decker, James A., 159
Denis, Teunis, 61
Denmark, Aeltje, 165
Denmark, Hendricus, 165
Denmark, Johannes, 165
Denmark, John, 165
Denmark, Maria, 165
Denmark, Rachel, 165
Denyse, Dennis, 198
Denyse, Garret, 198
Denyse, Jacques, 198
Denyse, Jane, 198
Denyse, Rime, 198
Denyse, Rutgert, 198
Derwentwater, Earl of, 31
Dewey, Frederick, 89
Dexter, Stanley W., 143
Dey, Emma, 232
Dey, George Waters, 232
Dey, James B., 232
Dey, Lewis, 232
Dey, Margaret W., 232
Dey, Mary Frances, 232
Dey, Theunis, 232
Dey, Walter H., 232
Dey, William, 232
Dick, Evans Rogers, Jr., 29
Dickerson, Louisa, 107
Dickey, Esther E., 89
Dickinson, Corinne P., 128
Diehl, Carrie, 63
Dilts, Harriet Jane, 105
Dilts, Jacob, 105
Dilts, Mary A., 105
Dinehart, Malvina, 51
Dingee, John H., 223
Dingee, Mary S., 223
Dirckse, Mary, 182
Dirks, Lytic, 175, 179
Dix, Lucy, 216
Dodge, Cornelia A., 104
Dongan, Governor, 178
Doren, Ann, 153
Dorrell, Joy, 18, 19
Douw, Catharine, 135
Dowden, Ada L, 92
Dowden, Arnold W., 92
Dowden, Charles, 91
Dowden, Dawson, 92
Dowden, Elsie, 92
Dowden, Florence A., 91
Dowden, George A., 91
Dowden, George E.,j92
Dowden, Harold V.
Dowden, Helen, 92
Dowden, Henrietta, 92
Dowden, Maud M., 92
Dowden, Selina A., 91
Dowden, Willis G., 92
Downes, John, 135
Downey, Betsey, 218
Downing, Julia, 217
Draper, Amy W., 131
Drayton, Caroline, 51
Drayton, Henry C, 51
Drayton, J. Coleman, 51
Drayton, William B. A., 51
Du Bois, Rev. Benjamin, 193
Du Bois, Christian, 228
Du Bois, Elias, 229
Du Bois, Margaret, 193
Dubois, Moses, 158
Du Bois, Peter J., 228
Dudley, Henry, 13
Dudley, Nicholas W. S., 13
Dumont, Abraham J., v
Duraont, Benjamin, 107
Dumont, Cornelia, 107
Dumont, Elbert, 107
Dumont, Jane A., 107
Dumont, John, 156
Dumont, Mary, 107
Duraont, Rachel, 156
Dumont, Samuel K., 107
Dumont, Sarah, 107
Dunbar, Louisa, 85
Dundy, Sarah E., 107
Dunham, Charles, 63
Dupont, Alexis I., 180
Du Pont, AHred V., 180
Dupont, Amelia J., 1 80, 181
Dupont, Charles Francis, 181
Dupont, Charles J., 181
Dupont, Gen. Henry, 180
Dupont, Col. Henry A., 180
Dupont, Mary Sophia, 181
Dupont, Mary Van Dyke, 181
Dupont, Nicholas V. D., i8l
Dupont, Victor I., i8i
Dupont, Victorine A., i8l
Duryea, Arm Maria, io6
Duryea, Christopher V., io6
Duryea, Coert V., io6
Duryea, Margaret, 117
Duryea, Theodore V., 106
Duryea, William C, 106
Duryee, Ami Elizabeth, 97
Duryee, Col. Henry, 97
Dusenberry, Anne, 189
Dusenberry, Antje, 189
Dusenberry, Henry, 189
Dusenberry, William, 189
Duyckinck, Evert, 1 1 1
Duyckinck, Gerardus, 15, in
Duyckinck, Mary, 1 1 1
Dyer, Hannah, 199
Dyer, Thomas H., 219
Earnshaw, Edward Henry, 183
Eamshaw, Elizabeth L., 183
Earnshaw, Gertrude, 183
Earnshaw, Marjory, 183
Edgar, Hannah, 149
Edgar, Thomas, 61
Edgar, William, 149
Edwards, Mary Morris, 132
Eldert, Sarah, 195
Eldridge, Walter iXorman, 1 1
Eldringh, Wiliemtie, 230
EUiot, Anne, 142, 144
Eliot, Margaret, 205
Elkins, Elizabeth Wolcott, 29
Elkins, George W,, 3rd, 29
Elkins, William M., 29
Ellsworth, Elizabeth, 153
Ellsworth, Theophilus, 16
Elmendorf, John, 157
Elmendorf, Mary C, 136
Elmendorf, Peter Z., 136
Elswaert, Theophulus, 155
Elswaert, WiUiam, 155
Els worth, Joris, 165
Elsworth, Maria, 165
Eraan, Hendrick, 201
Emans, Abraham, 206
Emans, Andrew, 205
Emans, Andries, 202
Emans, Anna, 203
Emans, Catharine, 203, 207, 219,
Emans, Jacob, 206
Emans, Jacobus, 206
Emans, Jan, 206
Emans, John, 202, 203
Emans, Mary, 75
Emans, Rebecca, 206
Emans, Sarah, 206
Emans, William, 206
Emerson, Daniel, 212
Emerson, Hannah, 212
Emerson, Sir Ralph, 212
Emmans, Margaret, 195
Emmet, William, 126
Emmons, Mary, 75
Ensign, James, 27
Ensign, Mary, 27, 36
Eotr, Mary, 183
Evans, Carl B., 95
Evans, Gertrude, 95
E\ '.ns, Warren, 95
Evens, Evelyn, 91
Evertson, Jacob, 26
Evertson, Admiral Jan, 29
Evertson, Margaret, 26, 29
Exveen, Cornelius, 7
Farris, George S., 93
Farris, Robert, 93
Ferdon, Barbara, 233
Field, Benjamin H., 22-134
Field, Cortlandt, de P., 134
Field, Florence V. C, 134
Field, Robert, 22
FiUdn, Catharine, 228
Fine, Catharine, 229
Finlay, Louisa B., 16, 17
Finney, Amelia A., 204
Finney, Emma D., 204
Finney, Ida May, 204
Finney, John, 204
Finney, Louise C, 204
Finney, Sarah Z., 204
Fish, Airaham Keteltas, 121
Fish, Edith Li\-ingston, 14
Fish, Elizabeth, 14, 148
Fish, Hamilton, 13, 14
Fish, John, 121
Fish, Julia Kean, 14
Fish, Marion, 14
Fish, Mary Elizabeth, 14, 121
Fish, Col. Nicholas, 13, 14, 148
Fish, Sarah Morris, 14
Fish, Sidney Webster, 14
Fish, Stuyvesant, 14
Fish, Susan Leroy, 14
Fishbome, Anne, 143
Fisher, John C, 109
Fisher, William B., 205
Fisk, Rev. Edward W., 88
Fletcher, Amy, 212
Floyd, Gelston, 45
Floyd, Dr. RoLfe, 47
Folkers, Jannetje, 233
Folkers, Margaretta, 195
Fonten, Mabel, 93
Forbes, .'\rthur H., 43
Ford, Mildred N., 12
Forman, Samuel, 190
Forsyth, Emily, 125
Forsyth, RusscU, 125
Forsyth, Sarah, 125-
Forsyth, William, 125
Forsyth, W. W., 125
Fortescue, Sir John, ii
Fortune, Charles, 88
Fortune, Cynthia, 88
Fortune, George, 88
Foster, Ann Jane, 32
Foster, Clara, 126
Foster, Emily H., 126
Foster, Frederic'de P., 126
Foster, Giraud, 126
Foster, John, 126
Foster, Margaret, 25
Foster, Mary, 126
Foster, Richard T., 126
Foulke, Amelia, 121
Foulke, Bayard Fish, 121
Foulke, Joseph, 122
Foulke, WilUam, 121
Fowler, A. K., 107
Fox, Ehzabeth, 158
Franklin, Gov., 219
Freeman, Ellen A., 31
Funk, Lois A., 216
Gaddis, Ann, 218
Gaddis, Andrew, 218
Gaddis, Catherine Ann, 218
Gaddis, David A., 218
Gaddis, Jacob Bergen, 218
Gaddis, Dr. John Van Dyke, 218
Gaddis, Matthew Bergen, 218
Gallatin, Frederick, 124
Gallatin, Mary, 124
Gallop, Caistobel, 38
Gallop, Capt. John, 38
Gallop, William, 39
Galloway, Susannah, 180
Gallup, Temperance, 30, 39
Gammers, Mary, 82
Garrabrant, Adele, 90
Garrabrant, Andrew, 91
Garrabrant, Robert B., 90, 91
Garretson, Abrara Quick, 95
Garretson, Annie B-, 95
Garretson, Catharine E., 95
Garretson, Charles B., 95
Garretson, Ella Brown, 95
Garretson, Rev. Freeborn, 46
Garretson, Helen, 96
Garretson, Herbert, 95
Garretson, Jacob, 99
Garretson, Jane E., 98
Garretson, John F., 95
Garretson, John Martin, 95
Garretson, Joseph, 96
Garretson, Leland, 96
Garretson, Martin S., 95
Garretson, Mary R., 46
Garretson, Peter G., 98
Garretson, Ruth, 95
Garretson, Watts Livingston, 46
Gaston, Evelyn, 219
Geary, Mary Helen, 90
Gebhard, Isabel, 131
Geer, Robert Qinton, 29
Gerhard, Louisa, 180
Gerrv, Angelica L., 48
Gerry, Elbridge T., 48
Gerry, Mabel, 48
Gerry, Peter G., 48
Gerry, Robert L., 48
Gerry, Thomas, 48
Geyer, Jane, 135
Gibbes, Augusta, 56
Gibert, Julia Magdalene, 163
Gibson, Cornelia S., 116
Gibson, Ellen V. D., 214
Gibson, Fanny J., 12
Gibson, George Moser, 116
Gibson, Hamilton, 214
Gibson, Henry Pierson, 116
Gibson, James R., 12, 154
Gibson, John B., 116
Gibson, Joseph Enos, 116
Gibson, Louis Stu>'vesant, 116
Gibson, Rev. Robert, 116
Gibson, Robert Marius, 116
Gibson, Susan Meta, 116
Gibson, William H., 214
Gibson, William M., 116
Gilbert, Ehzabeth, 144
Giles, Margaret, 205
Goddard, F. Norton, 130
Goelet, Hannah, 48
Golden, Joseph, 179
Gomensbach, Gertryd, 2
Goodridge, Matilda, 147
Goodhue, Frances, 43
Goodsell, Dr Thomas, 18
Gordon, James, 138
Gordon, Melina, 138
Gouvemeur, Susan, 135, 1 84
Graham, Beeckman, 26
Graham, Ehzabeth, 184
Graham, Helen, 26
Graham, Jane Maria, 184
Graham, John, 26
Graham, Theodorus, V. W., 184
Graham, Wallace, 26
Granard, Earl of, 48
Grant, Major Alexander, 23
Grannis, Harriet, 146
Graves, Mahitable, 38
Graves, Thomas, 38
Gray, Ehzabeth W., 148
Greene, Anna T., 16, 17
Green, H. W., 132
Grccnsladc, Johanna, 81
Griggs, Aeltje, 93, 206
Grim, Maria Isabella, 163
Grimball, Joh'n B., 143
Groff, Margaret, 161
Groff, Sarah, 161
Griswold, John, 196
Griswold, Mary, 80
Griswold, Matthew, 80
G rover, Elizabeth, 191
G rover, Parmella, 192
Guest, Ann, 1 10
Gulick, Addison A., 217
Gulick, Ann Eliza, 218
Gulick, Augustus, 218
Gulick, Emma, 218
Gulick, Elizabeth, 217
Gulick, Jacob Van Dyke, 217
Gulick, Jane A., 217
Gulick, Major John, 225
Gulick, Mary, 217, 2i8
Gulick, Peter, 217
GuUck, Pyramus H., 92
Gulick, Ralph, 217
Gulick, Rebecca, 225
Gulick, Vincent, 218
GuUck, William H., 217
Gumey, Abram Gifford, 18
Gumey, Jennie, 18
Gurckzen, Herman, 184
Hackstaff, Carvl, 136
Hackstaff, Charles L., 136
Hackstaff, Mai E., 136
Haejen, Tryntje, 174, 177
Hagaman, Abraham, 84
Hagaman, Rev. Abraham, 85
Hagaman, Callie, 85
Hagaman, Christopher, 85
Hagaman, Dennis, 84
Hagaman, Francis V. D., 84
Hagaman, John, 85
Hagaman, Louisa A., 85
Hagaman, Martha, 85
Hagaman, Mary, 62, 84, 103,
Hagaman, Robert, 85
Hageman, Aaron, 220
Hageman, Emma, 85, 95
Hagemon, Adrian, 103
Hagemon, Joseph, 179, 215
Haight, Martha, 229
Haight, Samuel, 229
Hake, Helen, 19, 133
Hake, Samuel, 19
Hall, Alfred, 76
Hall, Charlotte Chambers, 21 1
Hall, Clarence L., 76
Hall, Edwards, 207, 212
Hall, Grace L., 76
Hall, John Henrv, 76
Hall, Sara Frances, 212
Hall, Valentine G., Jr., 42
Halsey, R. T. Haines, 140
Halstead, Lucy, 145
Halsted, Caroline, 150 --
Hamersley, John, 134
Hamersley, Virginia, 134
Hamilton, Alexanii^r, 48
Hamilton, Sarah A., 162
Hardenberg, Catharine, 221
Hardenberg, Cornelius, 221
Hardenberg, Jacob R., 221
Hardenbrook, Johanna, 155
Hardenburgh, Rutsen, 63
Hare, Lydia, 47
Hare, Dr. Robert, 47
Harris, Martha, 82
Hart, Amelia Howard, 31
Hart, Chariotte, 66
Hart, Donald G. M., 31
Hart, George D. C, 31
Hart, Joseph, 66
Hart, Julia Radcliffe, 31, 32
Hart, Maria T., 31
Hart, Rebecca Motte, 31
Hart, Richard P., 31
Hart, Walter T., 31
Hart, WiUiam Howard, 31
Hartshome, Florence, 128
Hayes, Julia, 146
Hayward, Emma P., 39
Heathcote, Ann, 141
Heathcote, Caleb, 141
Hegeman, Adrian, 219
Hemstead, Joshua, 80
Hemstead, Lucretia, 80
Hendersg, Magdalena, 230
Hendricks, Fransyntie, 179
Hendricks, Margaret, iv
Hendrickse, Jacop, 179
Hendrickson, Anna, 189
Hendrickson, BarziUai, 191
Hendrickson, Catharine, 189, 191,
Hendrickson, Cornelius, 190
Hendrickson, Daniel, 188, 189, 190,
191, 192, 197
Hendrickson, EUzabeth, 191
Hendrickson, Enoch, 192
Hendrickson, Garret, 189
Hendrickson, Geesie, 197
Hendrickson, Ghesye, 192
Hendrickson, Hendrick, 189, 227
Hendrickson, Henrietta, 190
Hendrickson, Henry D., 189
Hendrickson, Jane, 193
Hendrickson, Jacop, 190, 192
Hendrickson, James G., 191
Hendrickson, John, 190
Hendrickson, Joseph, 190, 191
Hendrickson, Margaret, 191
Hendrickson, Mary, 189, 192
Hendrickson, Micha, 189
Hendrickson, Neeltje, 189
Hendrickson, Piersou, 192
Hendrickson, Richard H., 191
Hendrickson, Ruth, 196
Hendrickson, Samuel, 192
Hendrickson, Sarah, 192
Hendrickson, Teyntje, 189, 193
Hendrickson, Theodosia, 190
Hendrickson, WilUam, 191
Henry, Rev. J. Addison, 202, 226
Henry, James, 153
Henry, Symmcs C, 226
Herbert, Daniel, 191
Hermanse, John H., 157
Heth, Esther, 203
Heyworth, Lawrence, 131
Hill, Rev. G. Morgan, 175
Hilton, George A., 98
Hilton, Laura C, 88
Hinkley, Henry A., 131
Hoagland, Christopher, 61, no, 219
Hoagland, Evelyn, 225
Hoagland, John N., 61
Hoagland, Lucas V., 61
Hoagland, Mahlon L., 225
Hoffe, Rev. Brogan, 16
Hoffman, Ann, 43
Hoffman, Beekman V., 1^5
Hoffman, Carroll, 137
Hoffman, Charics Edward, 137, 138
Hoffman, Rev. Charles F., 137
Hoffman, David Beekman, 135
Hoffman, Delia, 160
Hoffman, Effie Beekman, 136
Hoffman, Eleanor L., 137
Hoffman, EUzabeth, 136
Hoffman, Rev. Eugene A., 135
Hoffman, Euphemia, 138
Hoffman, Gertrude C., 135, 136
Hoffman, Harman L., 135,
Hoffman, Jerome, 161
Hoffman, Laura Isabel, 137
Hoffman, Louisa V., 136
Hoffman, Margaret, 136
Hoffman, Martinus, 135
Hoffman, Mary L., 136
Hoffman, Philip V., 135
Hoffman, Samuel, 135, 136
Hoffman, Samuel A.D., 138
Hoffman, Samuel Verplank, 184
Hoffman, Sarah, i6l
Hoffman, Susan M., 136, 137
Hoffman, William M. V., 1 37
Hogeland, Jane, 105
Holcomb, Bessie, 91
Holcombe, Alexander, 59
Holcombe, Charles O., 59
Holcombe, Eleanor, 59
Holcombe, Isaacs, 59
Holcombe, John E., 59
Holcombe, Mary E., 59
Holcombe, Mortimer, 108
n Holcombe, Theodore, 59
I* Holcombe, Thomas, 109
Holcombe, William, 59 _
Holgate, Jerome B., 7
HolUngshead, Rachel, 99
Hollins, George G., 39
Holmes, Catharine, 192, 193
Holmes, Daniel, 193
Holmes, James, 193
Holmes, John, 192, 193
Holmes, Jonathan, 192, 193
Holmes, Joseph, 193
Holmes, Obadiai, 193
Holmes, Samuel, 192
Holmes, Sarah, 132
Holthuysen, Joannah, 17, 18
Hone, Calbraith P., 126
Hone, Emily, 126
Hone, John, 126
Hone, Maria A. Kane, 21
Hone, Maria Kane, 126, 127
Hone, Mary S., 163
Hone, Philip, 163
Honeyraan, John, 215
Honeyman, Sarah, 215
Hoock, Huybert, 175
Hooglandt, Mayke, 227
Hoogteling, Annatie, 157
Hoogteling, Comeiius, 157
Hoogteling, Elizabeth, 157
Hoogteling, Hezekiah, 157
Hoogtehng, Johannes, 157
Hoogtehng, Malli, 157
Hoogteling, Teunis, 157
Hoogteling, Thomas, 157
Hoogtehng, William, 157
Hopkins, Caroline S., 20J,
Hopkins, Mary E., 138
Hopk-ins, Samuel M., 138
Hoppin, Bayard C, 124
Hoppin, Catharine B., 124
Hoppin, Esther P., 124
Hoppin, Gerard B.. 124
Hoppin, William W., 124
Hoppock, Caroline, 1 1
Horsefull, Ehzabeth, 191
Horton, Joseph, 228
Hoskier, Herman C, 132
Hough, David Leavitt, 122
Houghton, Aaron, 66
Houghton, Major Abner, 63, 68, 210,
Houghton, Alice, 67
Houghton, Catharine, 67, 212
Houghton, EUjah, 66
Houghton, Elizabeth, 63, 56, 67, 73,
Houghton, Eve, 67
Houghton, Col. Joab, 65
Houghton, John, 65, 67, 212
H'lughton, Margaret V. D., 208
Houghton, Nancy, 67
Houghton, Sir Ralph, 64
Houghton, Sir Richard, 64
Houghton, Sarah, 66, 67
Houghton, Thomas, 67
Hougliton, William, 66
Howerden, Margaret, 9, 40
Howland, John, 199
Rowland, Nathalie M., 126
Hoyt, Gerald L.
Hoyt, Geraldine, 12S
Hoyt, Hemy S., 49
Hubbard, Ruggles, 184
Hufi, Brogun T., 90
Huff, Mary T., 90
Huger, John Wells, 122
Hull, George L., 118
Hunt, Beekman, 113
Hunt, Charles Haven, 8, 113
Hunt, ComeUa de Peystcr, 11;;
Hunt, Edward L., 113
Hunt, Livingston, 113
Hunt, Stephen S., 216
Hutchings, Mary, 32
Huxley, Mary, 27, 36
Huxley, Sergeant Thomas, 36
Huyck, Col. John V. H., 30
Huyck, Julia Clarissa, 30
Huygens, Christiana, i
Iddesleigh, Earl of, 1
Jacobson, Jan, 175
James, Edward K., 16, 17
Janeway, John H., 143
Jans, iVIagdalena, 57
Jans, Maitje, 154
Jans, Urseltie, 185
Janse, Annetji, 230
Janse, Bryn, 177
Jansen, Pieter, 175
Jansen, Thomas W., 159
Johns, Keney, 180
Johns, Mary, 180
Johnson, Andrew, 116
Johnson, Eleanor, 24
Johnson, Fannie, 89
Johnson, Jacques, 206
Johnston, Mary, n8
Jones, Eleanor Colford, 1 50
Jones, Gen. James I., 150
Jones, Sarah, 163
Joosten, Teunis, 174
Joosten, Rut, 177
Jordan, Harry B., 232
Jorise, Arien, 92
Kane, AnzoneUa, 128
Kane, Caroline, 131 —
Kane, Charlotte, 131
Kane, Cornelia, 125
Kane, Daphne, 128
Kane, Edith B., 128
Kane, Dr. Ehsha K., 132
Kane, Elizabeth D., 128
Kane, Emily A., 128
Kane, Evan Thomas, 132
Kane, Florence B., 128
Kane, Georgiana, 130
Kane, Grenville, 128
Kane, Harriet A., 132
Kane, Henry Brevoort, 128
Kane, John, 21, 22, 125, 130, 131, 1
Kane, John A., 133
Kane, John Grenville, 127
Kane, Margaret D., 128
Kane, Maria A., 126
Kane, Martha, 22, 29
Kane, Meta, 128
Kane, OHver Grenville, 127
Kane, Pierre Come, 127, 128
Kane, Rose, 12S
Kane, Sybil Adeline, 1 3
Kane, Gen'l Thomas L., 132
Kane, William Carson, 128
Kean, Caroline M., 145
Kean, Christian, 146
Kean, EHzabeth, 146
Kean, Hamilton Fish, 130, 146
Kean, John, 130, 145, 146
Kean, Juha, 13
Kean, Julian H., 146
Kean, Lucy, 146
Kean, Peter P., 145
Kean, Major Peter Philip J., 145
Kean, Robert Winthrop, 130, 146
Kean, Sarah Morris, 146
Kean, Susan L., 146
Keller, Alice, 122
Kembie, Mary W., 151
Kemble, Richard F., 151
Kembie, Richard L., 144
Kemble, Richard M., 144
Kembie, William, 144
KendaU, EHzabeth Ten Eyck B., i
Kent, Elisha, 125
Kent, Rev. Elisha, 23, 125
Kent, James, 23, 150
Kent, Mary, 23
Kent, Moss, 23
Kent, Samuel J., 106
Kent, Sarah, 23
Kent, Sybil, 125
Kent, Thomas, 23
Kent, William Irving, 150
Kershaw, Matilda, 103
Ketcham, Penelope, 172
Ketchum, Mary Ann, 199
Ketchum, Richard, 199.
Keteltas, Abraham, 118, 198
Keteltas, Rev. Abraham, 121
Keteltas, Aeltje, 198
Keteltas, Catharina, 198
Keteltas, Garret, 188, 198
Keteltas, Jane, 118, 120, 198
Keteltas, Jannetie, 198
Keteltas, John, 198
Keteltas, Margareta, 198
Keteltas, Pieter, 198
Keteltas, Sarah, 121
Kierstede, Catharine, 161
Kierstede, Nicholas, 161
King, Charles, 126
King, David, 149
King, Ehza, 217
Kingsland, Helen S., 150
Kiniston, Noah W., 160
Kirmicutt, Dorothy May, 29
Kinnicutt, Francis P., 29
Kinnicutt, G. Hermann, 29
Kirshaw, Janet, 103
Klein, Charlotte M., 135
Klock, Benjamin, 158
Klock, Cornelius, 158
Klock, Jacob G., 158
Klock, John, 158
Klock, PoUv, 158
Klock, William, 158
Knight, Elizabeth, 8
Krebs, F., 133
Kuypers, Hendrick C, 201
Labaw, George \V., 71, 232
Lachman, Abraham, 57
Laen, Elleanor, 221
Lafayette, Gen., 180
Lake, Hannah, 38
Lake, John, 38
Lambertson, Margaretta, 190
Landon, Charlotte, 23
Lane, Lillian, 90
Lane, Nellv, 221
Lane, Rebecca V. D., 208
Langdon, Sophia, 2, 45
Langdon, Woodbury G., 45
Langstaff, Franklin, 203
Lanning, Wallace, 101
Lansdale, Eliza, 112
Largelio, Elsie A., 85
Latham, Jonathan, 80
Latham, Lucy, 80
Laurens, Trentje, 134
Lawrence, Anna, 228
Lawrence, Isabella^ 123
Lawrence, James V. H., 128
Lawrence, Capt. John, 133
Lawrence, Margaret, 129
Lawrence, Thomas, 128, 152
Lawyer, Edith, 24
Leaycraft, George, 165
Lefferts, Dirck, 153
Lefferts, Sarah, 153
Le Grand. Maria, 162
Lehman, Ehzabeth, 214
Leman, Sir John, 74
Le Mestre, Charlotte, 29
Lent, Hendrick, 185
Le Roux, Bartholomew, 140
Le Roux, Charles, 140, 141
Le Roy, Edward Augustus, 1 50
Le Roy, Helen V. C, 150
Le Roy, Mary, 43
L'Estrange, Lieut. Daniel, 29
Levick, Frances S^ 163
Lewis, Arthur, 91
Lewis, Charles, 126
Lewis, Francis, 46
Lewis, Hulda, 175
Lewis, Jane, 126
Lewis, Margaret, 47
Lewis, Gen'l Morgan, 46, 120
Linlithgow, Earl of, 8
Lispenard, Aletta, 124
Li-vingston, Abraham H., 16, 17
Livingston, Adelaide, 43, 44
Livingston, Alfred, 48
Livingston, Rev. Alexander, 8
Livingston, Sir Alexander, 8
Livingston, Adelaide, 43, 44
Livingston, Alida, 15, 49
Livingston, Angelica, 46, 48
Livingston, Anna de Peyster, 113
Livingston, Anthony, 43
Livingston, Augustus L., 17
Livingston, Bayard U., 149
Livingston, Brockholst, 9
Livingston, Catharine, 15, 17, 19, 22,
24, 25, 42, 43
Livingston, Chancellor, 41
Livingston, Charles, 17, 46
Livingston, Charles, 18
Livingston, Charles Edward, 51
Livingston, Charlotte, 24
Livingston, Christiana T. B., 17
Livingston, Coralie, 52
Livingston, Comeha, 18, 22, 42, 43,
Livingston, Cornelius, 19
Livingston, DorreU, 18, 19
Livingston, Edward, 8, 19, 42, 46, 51 ,
Livingston, Edward de P., 19, 42
Livingston, Edwin, 17, 18
Livingston, Eliza, 18, 46, 112
Livingston, Elizabeth, 42, 45
Livingston, Elizabeth L., 125
Livingston, Elizabeth Stevens, 42
Livingston, Ellen, 43
Livingston, Emily, 113
Emily Maria, 1 13
Estelle, 21, 49
Frederika C, 17
George H., 18
Comd'r George Barclay,
Gerard William, 113
Gertrude, 46, 48, 120
Gilbert, 7, 10, 116
Goodhue, 19, 43
Helen, 16, 18, 22,26, 29
Henrietta U., 17
Henry, 15, I7. 45. 48
Col. Henry A.. 17, 153.
Henry Philip, 17
Henry G., 22
Horatio de L., 114
James H., 114
James Kane, 23
Jane, 17, 18
Janet, 40, 41
Johanna, 15, 16, 49
Col. John, 8, 18
John, 8, 9, 16
John Henry, 42, 43
John R., 45
John S., 21, 49
Julia, 25, 47, 51
Katharine Beekman, 24
Katherine McCall, 45
Levantia White, 112
Louisa M., 16, 17, 48
Louis Morris, 149
Margaret, 10, 22, 42, 43,
Margaret Beekman, 40,
Margaret M., 43
Maria, 18, 43
Martha, 25, 125
Mary, 42, 43, 49
Mary Coleman, 43, 47
Matilda, 43, 45
Maturin, 47, 48
Morgan Lewis, 47 ^
Mortimer, 47, 48
Peter R., 42, 49
Peter W., 114
Peter Van Brugh, 145
Philip, 9, lb, 18, 151
Philip P., 4-^
Livingston, Richard Montgomery
Livingston, Robert, 8, 9, 10, 40, 43,
46, 47, 114
Livingston, Robert D., 24
Livingston, Robert Edward, 19, 42
Livingston, Robert Gilbert, 9, 22, 24
Livingston, Robert J., 48
Livingston, Robert L., 43, 45
Livingston, Robert Montgomery, 45
Livingston, Robert R., 40, 41, 42, 43,
47, 49, 120
Livingston, Robert Young, 42
Livingston, Russell, 16, 17
Livingston, Sarah, 16
Livingston, Schuyler, 43
Livingston, Serena, 46
Livingston, Sidney, 18
Livingston, Susan, 16, 18, 25, 145
Livingston, Sylvia, 47
Livingston, Walter, 43, 45, 93
Livingston, Warren, 48
Livingston, WiUiam, 9, 18
Livingston, William Howard, 114
Lloyd, Anne Shepard, 47
Lloyd, George Francis, 47
Loines, Anna Ross, 76
Loines, Elizabeth C., 76
Loines, Richard, 76
Loines, Sarah Garrett, 76
Loines, WiUiam H., 76
Longfellow, EUzabeth Delafield, 44
Longfellow, Frederick, 44
Longfellow, Juliette L., 44
Longstreet, Aaron, 85, 224
Longstreet, Anna, 87
Longstreet, Catharine, 85, 86
Longstreet, Eleanor, 224
Longstreet, Eliza, 87
Longstreet, James, 87
Longstreet, Lydia, 222
Longstreet, ^Iagdalena, 87
Longstreet, Maria, 191
Longstreet, Richard, 224
Longstreet, Stoffel, 191
Loockermans, Maria, 10
Loomis, Ashbel, 158
Lopers, Johanna, 7
Lopers, Capt. Luyt, 7
Lord, Edward Crary, 113
Lord, Thomas, 113
Lorillard, Louis, 25
Lott, Albert V. D ., 196
Lott, Joanna H., 196
Lott, John, 196, 198
Lott, Joris, 198
Lott, Samuel, 196
Lovell, Joseph R., 112
Lovell, Gen'l Mansfield, 112
Low, Antje, 158
Low, Dyck, 206
Lowndes, .Amarith, 144
Lowndes, Rawlins, 48
Lowndes, William P., 48
Loyster, Sarah, 190
Lucas, Gen'l Samuel, 66
Ludlow, Edward Hunter, 42
Ludlow, Mary Livingston, 42
Ludlow, Thomas W., 147
Lydall, Emma, 63
Lyman, Arm Jean, 113
Lyman, William P., 25
Lynch, Edward L., 45
Lynch, Judge James, 45
Lynch, Margaret A., 45
Lynks, Abraham, 134
MacCaraher, Sarah, 221
Macauley , Horace, 1 1 8
Macauley, William, 118
MacClymont, WiUiam E., 63
MacDonald, William K., 222
Machett, Capt. John, no
Magie, David, 8q
Magill, Dr., 150
Malcolm, Alice, 223
Malcolm, Cornelia, 223
Malcolm, Elizabeth, 223
Malcolm, Frank, 223
Malcolm, Helen, 223
Malcolm, Rev. Howard, 223
Malcolm, Lydia, 223
Malcolm, Meta, 223
Malcolm, Rev. Thomas S., 223
Manigault, Elizabeth, 143
Manley, Sarah E., 63
Marm, Emily M., 14
Manners, Edwin, 207
Manning, Catharine, 47
Manning, James, 184
Manning, Lewis, 87
Marchand, Hannah, 212
Marshall, Elizabeth M., 148
Marshall, Sarah E., 148
Marshall, WilUam St. J. E., 148
Martense, Antje, 228
Martin, Benjamin, v
Martin, Frank, 132
Martin, Julia, 1 1
Mars, Asher, 112
Mason, Helen, 130
Mason, Henry, 130
Massey, George V., 72
Massey, Rachel V., 72
Massonneau, Claudius G., 22
Masten, Catharine, 159
Masten, Cornelius, 159
Mather, Atherton, 26
Mather, Cotton, 26
Mather, Increase, 26
Mather, Rev. Dr. Increase, 37
Mather, Jerusha, 26, 37
Mather, John, 36
Mather, Rev. Richard, 36
Mather, Thomas, 36
Mather, Timothy, 26, 37
Mathews, Dian, 107
Matthews, EUzabeth, 153
Matthews, Sarah, 153
Mav, Caroline, 131
May, Edith, 131
May, Emily, 132
May, Frederick, 131
Mav, Julia, 131
Mav, Dr. WiUiam, 131
McAllister, GabrieUe, 143
McAllister, Julia G., 143
McAlUster, Lieut. Col. Julian, 143
McAllister, Meta E., 143
McCaraher, Alexander, lOi
McCaraher, Mary A., loi
McComb, Maria M., 138
McCormick, Robert H., Jr., 152
McCracken, Charles Dowden, 91
McCracken, F. Beekman, 91
McCracken, John H., 91
McCracken, Mary E., 91
McEvers, Charles, 46
McEvers, Eliza, 45
McEvers, Mary, 46, 51
McKissack, Dr. P. D., 70
McKnight, Charles Scott, 121
McKnight, Mary, 121, 229
McKnight, Capt. Richard, 191
McLane, Guy Richards, 214
McLoughton, Frank, 223
McMongall, Florence, 196
McNair, Ruth, 109
McPhaedus, Catherine, 19
Mead, Joseph, 196
Meeker, Moses T., 160, 161
Mellick, Maria, 234
Merrick, Frank A., 204
Merrick, John F., 204
Merrick, Lester F., 204
Merrick, Sara F., 204
Merrick, Stephen, 204
Mesier, Catharine, 229
Mesier, Peter, 139
Meyer, Anneke, 184, 185
Meyer, Elizabeth, 184
Middleberger, Margaret A., 13
MilledoUer, Abian S., 124
MilledoUer, Rev. Philip, 124
Miller, Alvah, 95
Miller, Christopher B., 138
Miller, Lucy J., 183
Miller, Marjorie, 95
Miller, Penelope, 199
Miller, Stephen, 199
Mills, Beatrice, 48
Mills, Caroline, 131
Mills, Darius O., 48
Mills, Julia, 131
MiUs, Ogden, 48
Mills, Philo L., 131
MiUs, K Lewis, 132
Mills, Sarah, 131
MitcheU, Donald G., 31
Mitchell, Rebecca M., 31
Monfort, Margaret, 105
Monfort, Rebecca, 218
Monson, Lillian, 149
Montague, Kate, 13
Montgomery, Janet Tillotson, 45
Montgomery, Rev. Henry E., 45
Montgomery, General Richard, 41
Montgomery, Sophia E., 45
Montrath, Earl of, 2,^
Moore, Frances, 77
Moore, George Gelston, 77
Mordaunt, Elizabeth M., 149
Mordaunt, Francis L., 148
Mordaunt, Mildred C, 149
Morehouse, Betty, 69
Morehouse, Harrv, 69
MorreU, Sally W^ace, 67
Morris, Anna Elliott, 143, 144
Morris, Anne, 143, 145, I47, 148, 150,
Morris, Capt. Arthur, 147
Morris, Arthur Breese, 148
Morris, Arthur G., 147
Morris, Rev. Arthur R., 152
Morris, Augusta McE., 20, 150
Morris, Augustus Newbold, 150
Morris, B. B., 144
Morris, Carmatt, 145
Morris, Carolme P., 145
Morris, Catherine, 146, 148, 149
Morris, Charles Lee, 145
Morris, Charles N., 144
Morris, Charles Valentine, 146
Morris, Chariotte, 144, 149, 151
Morris, Cornelia LeRoy, 150
Morris, Eleanor R., 152
Morris, Ehzabeth, 148, 149
Morris, Ehzabeth Ann, 144
Morris, Ellen Van Buren, 149
Morris, Emma, 143
Morris, Estelle, 147
A-Iorris, Eva Van Cortlandt, 150
Morris, Frances, 147
Morris, Frederick, 145, 151
Morris, Frederick Augustus, 148
Morris, GabrieUa, 143,
Morris, George, 142, 145, 150, 226
Morris, Gerard W., 151
Morris, Gouvemeur, 147
Morris, Hannah, 191
Morris, HaTy M., 144, 148
Morris, Helen, 144, 148, 149, 150,
Ivlorris, Henry Lewis, 152
Morris, Henry W., 152
Morris, Honoria, 152
Jacob, 142, 144, 145, 146
Jacob Walton, 146
James, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148
James Hunter, 145
James Rutherford, 145
James Staats, 150
James Van Cortlandt, 148
Jane, 145, 148
John C, 145
John P., 151
JuHet B., 151
Lewis, 142, 143, 145, 146
Col. Lewis, 143
Lewis Nelson, 151
Lewis Spencer, 152
Margret Ann, 143
Margret L., 149
Maria F., 147
Martin Van Buren, 149
Mary, 144, 145, 148, 132
Mary Alexander, 146
Mary Natalie, 152
Mary Pine, 152
Mary Walton, 144
Nicholas F., 149
Richard, 145, 151
Richard Lewis, 144, 148, 149
Richard Rutherford, 144, 148
Richard Valentine, 145, 151,
Robert Rutherford, 149
Sabina, 24, 142
Sarah, 144, 145, 150, 151,
Sarah Caroline, 147
Stuyvesant Fish, 149
Lieut. W. W., 147
Capt. William, 143
WiUiam A., 145
WiUiara Augustus, 145, 146
William A. Pringle, 146
WiUiam Edgar, 1 50
WiUiam Gouvemeur, 146
Wm. H., 20, 150, 151
Gen. WiUiam Walton, 146
Van Buren, 149
Morse, Anthony, 24
Morse, Rev. Jedediah,_24
Morse, Robert, 24
Morse, Samuel F. B., 24
Morse, Sidney E., 24
Morss, Annie, 128
Morss family, 24
Morss, John, Jr., 128
Morss, Peter, 128
Moser, Susan, 116
Mosher, Dr. A. Beekman, 72
Mosher, Dr. Abraham B., 168
Mosher, Catherine Beekman, 7
Mosher, Lewis, 71
Mosher, Lewis H., 213
Mosher, Dr. Lewis H., 71
Mosher, Mary G., 71
Moss, Abigail, 23
Mott, Martha, 154
Mount, Abrara V., 61
Mount, Forman, 191
Mount, John, 61
Mount, Phoebe, 192
MuUins, Priscilla, 70
Murgatroyd, Mary G., 135
Myer, Trocy, 229
Neeff, Rev. Joannes, 79
Neil, Anna de Lancey, 11
Neil, Catharine L., 11
NeQ, Edward ^L, 11
Neil, Rev. WiUiam, 222
Neilson, Alfred, 131
Neilson, Caroline K., 131
Neilson, Catharine A., 122
Neilson, Emily, 131
Neilson, Frederic, 131
Neilson, Julia, 131
Neilson, Louis, 131
Neilson, Rosalie, 131
Neilson, William H., 131
Nevius, Anna, 70
Nevius, Archibald A., 223
Nevius, Ariaentie, 70
Nevius, Catharine, 101
Nevius, David, 223
Nevius, Eliza Ann, loi
Nevius, Ellen M., 213
Nevius, Gertrude, 60
Nevius, Gertrude Van Pelt, 70
Nevius, Henry V. D., 222
Nevius, Jane, 171
Nevius, Joannes, 70
Nevius, Johanna, 96, loi, 102
Nevius, John, 60, 222
Nevius, John M., loi
Nevius, John S., 222
Nevius, Margaret, 223
Nevius, Martin, 215
Nevius, Martinus, 102
I Nevius, Mary, loi
Nevius, MatUda, 97
Nevius, Nelly, 94
j Nevius, Peter, 171
[ Nevius, Peter Eugene, 69, 70, 71
j Nevius, Peter L., 97
I Nevius, Sarah, loi
Nevius, William J., 222
Newbold, Hannah C, 150
Newbold, Leah, 193
Newell, William, 91
Newell, WilUam WeUs, 91
\ Newton, Mary, 173
i Newton, Sarah, 173
I Newton, Thomas, 173
Nicholas, William, 194
I Nickerson, Rev. Thomas W., 136
Niemeyer, Edna, 63
Niemeyer, George, 63
Niemeyer, Sarah, 63
North, Edward P., 29
North, Dr. Milo L., 29
North, Thomas M., 29
Northam, Charles E., 232
Northcote, Cicely M. J., 14
Northcote, Hugh H., 14
Northcote, Hugh Ohver, 14
Norton, Harriet O., 218
Nostrand, Ranche, 229
Oalcatt, Eliza C, 218
O'Cahane, O'Cahan, 23
O'Donnell, Judith, 23
O'Donnell, Manus, 23
Ogston, George, 132
O'Kane, Bernard, 23
O'Kane, Sir Donal, 23
O'Kane, Evanue, 23
Olcott, J. Van Vechten, 137
Olcott, Nathaniel, 137
Ohphant, Abner Chambers, 21
Oliphant, Emma Coulter, 212
Oliphant, FideUo, 212
Oliphant, Margaret C, 212
Oliphant, Robert, 212
Oliphant, Robena, 212
Oliphant, Sarah Frances, 212
Onderdonk, Beniamin A., 11
O'Neil, Earl of Tyrone, 33
O'Neil, General Hugh, 23
O'Neil, James D., 91
O'Neil, Lady Una, 23
Orr, Nell, 232
Osterhout, Maria, 158
Ostrander, Charles M., 152
Ostrander, Mary Morris, 152
Otis, Margaret, 28
Ottenbeek, Alida, 2
Oudenade, Elizabeth, 175
Page, Capt. Benjamin, 46
Paine, Sarah, 153
Panchen, Jane Tucker, 77
Parker, Amasa J., 125
Parker, Ashsah, 192
Parker, Cortlandt, 122
Parker, Henrietta, log
Parker, Jane, 77
Parker, John Taylor, 77
Parker, Katharine M. O., 122
Parsons, John E., 134
Patterson, Ehnor Grier, 212
Patterson, Rev. Isaac M., 212
Patterson, Jane, 17
Paul, Mary D., 50
Pawling, Albert, 7
Peck, Charlotte Isabel, 225
Peck, Henry W., 225
Pell, F. Livingston, 149
Pell, Stuyvesant M., 149
PeU, Walden, 149
Peltz, Dallas, 223
Perrine, Lyde, 191
Perry, Frederic W., 132
Perry, Jane, 126
Perry, Rt. Rev. Wm. Stevens,
Peters, Adele, 219
Peterson, Sarah, 205
Petit, Anna Livingston, 1 13
Petit, Emily Maria, 113
Petit, John J., 113
PhilUps, Edith, 129
Phillips, Henrv D., 149
Phillips, Howard C, 129
Phillips, Roelof, 229
Pierrepont, John, 77
Pieters, Maria, 184
Pietersen, Jacob, 175
Pillot, Arestede. 1 1
Pillot, Stuyvesant, 1 1
Pine, Martha, 151
Pitman, Gen'l John, 113
Pitman, Livingston, 113
Pitman, Richard, 113
Pitt, William, 210
Piatt, Judge Jonas, 16
Piatt, Zephaniah, 16
Plautius, Joanna, 3
Plvmpton, Emily Maria, 112
Plympton, Gilbert L., 113
Plympton, Gilbert M., 112
Plymptom, Col. Joseph, 112
Plympton, Louisa E., 113
Plympton, Mary L., 113
Polhemus, Dan, 200
Pollard, Florence, 195
Pollard, Frederick, 195
Pollard, Edwin, 195
Pool, Eugene H., 124
Popinia, Aletta Thomis, 154
Popinja, Thomas L., 154
Porter, Col. Peter A., 142
Post, Catherine, 148
Post, George B., Jr., 29
Post, James Wright, M.D., 148
Potter, Joshua, 82
Powell, John Hare, 139
Potter, Lvdia, 82
Potter, VViUiam S., 86
Powell, Samuel, 139
Prentiss, John H., 146
Price, Palmer, 66
Prime, Frederick, 47
Pringle, Sophia, 146
Probasco, Maria, 219
Proudfoot, Lawrence, 198
Provoost, Catharine, 116, 134
Provoost, Elizabeth, 165
Provoost, David, 134
Provoost, Jonathan, 165
Provoost, William, 134
Pruyn, Anna, 156
Pulsifer, Ellen E., 129
Pulsifer, William H., 129
Purayea, Mary W., 62
Col. Abraham, 94
Margaret, 62, 171
Radcliffe, Clara, 30
Radcliffe, Jacob, 29
Radcliffe, Julia, 31
RadcHffe, Maria, 31
Radcliffe, Peter W., 30
Radcliffe, Gen'l WiUiam, 30
Ramsey, Dr. George D., 147
Ramsey, Joseph G., 147
Ramsey, William G., 147
Randolph, Epraim F., 205
Rapale, Joris Jansen, 86
Rapalie, Femmetje, 231
Rapalje, Arm, 16
Rapalje, Johannes, 183
Rapalje, John, 16, 198
Rapalje, John, 16
Rapalje, Joris, 16
Rapelye, Alctta, 97, 169
Rapelye, Jerome, 61, 97
Rappleyea, Ann, 68
Rawles, Aaron, 98
Rawles, Henry, 99
Rawles, Gen'l Jacob B., 99
Raymond, Julia, 25
Read, Emily M., 148
Reade, Catharine L., 11
Reade, John, 196, 232
Reade, Robert, 22
Redmond, Sabina, 132
Redmond, William, 132
Reed, Anne, 131
Reeder, Francina, 212
Reeder, John, 212
Reese, Dorothy, 161
Reese, James, 160
Reese, Mary, 161
Reese, Stephen, 161
Reeve, John, 160, 172
Reeve, Dr. John, 172
Reid, Andrew, 214
Reid, EUen, 214
Reid, Hon. Whitelaw, 48
RelUs, Eleanor, 232
Remse, Jerominus, 200
Remsen, Jacop, 191
Remsen, Rem, 191
Remsen, WilUam, 191
Remsin, Aletta, 45
Rice, Rev. Henry M., 223
Richards, Elizabeth, 82
Richardson, Arme, 28
Richardson, Leonard W.S., 27
Richardson, Perry, 28
Richardson, Putnam, 28
Richon, Johannes D., 194
Richon, Tewntji, 189, 194
Ridgley, Charles G., 43
Ritchie, Mary A., 146
Rives, Geo. L., 145
Robb, Louisa, 43
Robinett, Anna, 89
Robinett, Ida, 89
Robinett, Robert, 89
Robinson, Henry D., 130
Robinson, James, 182
Rodewald, Eleanor H., 137
Rodewald, Marie L., 137
Rodewald, William McN., 137
Rodgers, Anne E., no
Rodgers, Christopher C, 109
Rodgers, Hugh W., 109
Rodgers, James T., 109
Rodgers, John G., 109
Rodgers, Mary K., 109
Rodgers, Samuel C, 109
Rodgers, William, 14, 109
Rodgers, William S., 109
Roe, Hannah, 229
Roeloffse, Pieter, 175
Rogers, Benjamin W., 149
Rogers, Julia, 1 1
Rogers, Raymond P., 11
Romeyn, Jan, 185
Roosa, Anna Margaritta, 157
Roosa, John J., 157
Roosa, Marietje, 157
Roosevelt, Helen, 51
Roosevelt, James, 50, 51
Roosevelt, W. Emien, 146
Ross, Alva, 88
Ross, Charlotte, 88
Ross, Susan, 13
Rossiter, Joseph P., 18
Rowley, Catherine, 226
Rowley, Perez, 226
Rue, Catharine, 202
Rue, WilHam M., 202
Ruckelhaus, Elsie, 92
Ruggles, Charles H., 156
Runcie, Constance B., 148
Runk, Elizabeth C, 76
Runk, Wilham M., 76
Runyon, Catharine, 64
Russell, AnnaR., 152
Rutgers, Catharine ,17, 114
Rutgers, Gerard Rutgers, 114
Rutgers, Rev. Dr. John, 9
Rutgers, Robert, 114, 117
Rutherford, .\rthur EUiot, 24
Rutherford, Helen, 24
Rutherford, Helen Sarah, 14
Rutherford, John, 24, 152
Rutherford, Livingston, 24
Rutherford, Lewis, 48
Ruthert'ord, Margaret, 48
Rutherford, Morris, 24
Rutherford, Robert Walter, 2.j
Rutherford, Stuyvesant, 15 ,
Rutherford, Walter, 147
Rutsen, Catharine, 15
Rutsen, Jacob, 15
Rutsen, Capt. John, 7
Rutsen, Rutger Jacobse, 15
Ryerson, Abram A., 93
Ryerson, Arthur, 93
Ryerson, Cornelius, 93
Ryerson, Da\'id E., 93
Ryerson, Edna P., 93
Ryerson, Elizabeth, 93
Rynearson, Marv, 106
Salter, Edwin, 87
Salter, Eliza, 87
Salter, Magdelen, 105
Sanders, Catharine, 123
Sanders, Deborah, 123
Sanders, Everett, 90
Sanders, Capt. John, 123
Sanders, Robert, 123
Sanders, Victor, 90
Sands, Charles E., 44
Sands, Lettice, 44
Sanford, Robert, 12
Savers, Frederic C, 17
Schaus, Jannetje, 187
Schenck, Altje, 233
Schenck, Catharine, 192
Schenck, Daniel, 192
Schenck, Eleanor, 192
Schenck, Engeltje, 192
Schenck, Emestus, 108
Schenck, Garret, 189
Schenck, Hendrick, 192,
Schenck, John, 192
Schenck, Mary, 189
Schenck, Neeltje, 189
Schenck, Paul, 15
Schenck, Roelof, 192, 197
Schenck, Sarah, 192
Schenck, Teuntje, 192
Schepmors, Aeltje, 198
Schermerhom, Abraham, 164
Schermerhom, Aeltje, 164
Schermerhom, Aemout, 162
Schermerhom, Amy E., 163
Schermerhom, Anne White, 163
Schermerhom, Amout, 162
Schermerhom, Arthur P., 163
Schermerhom, Caroline W., 50, 164
Schermerhom, Catherine, 162, 164
Schermerhom, Cornelius, 164
Schermerhom, Edward G., 163
Schermerhom, Elizabeth, 164
Schermerhom, Capt. F. A., 164
Schermerhom, George S., 163, 164
Schermerhom, Hester, 164
Schermerhom, James J., 163
Schermerhom, Jane, 164
Schermerhom, Jannetje, 164
Schermerhom, Johannes, 164
Schermerhom, John. 162, 163
Schermerhom, .\[ar\', 162
Schermerhom, Peter, 162, 163
Schermerhom, Phihp G., 163
Schermerhom, Rejer H., 157
Schermerhom, Sarah, loi, 164
Schermerhom, Simon, 162, 165
Schermerhom, Symon J., 162
Schermerhom, Willemyntjee, 162
Schermerhom, William C, 163
Scherph, Catharine, 117
Schieffelin, Edgar, 137
Schieffelin, Eugenia L., 137
Schneeweiss, Catharine H., 221
Schneeweiss, Henry, 221
Schoonmaker, Catharine B., 96
Schoonmaker, Catrina, 158
Schoonmaker, Hendrick, 158
Schoonmaker, James, 96
Schuchardt, Anna, I2
Schultz, Anna, 72
Schultz, W. Guhck, 72
Schuyler, Alida, 8, 40, 116
Schuyler, Rev. Anthony, 24
Schuyler, Arent, 117
Schuyler, Casparus, 79
Schuyler, Cornelia. 43
Schuyler, Elizabeth, 123
Schuyler, Elsie, 114
Schuyler, General, 41
Schuyler, Gertmde, 115
Schuyler, Gysbert, 115
Schuyler, Hettv, 79
Schuyler, Isabella L., 25
Schuyler, Jasper, 79
Schuyler, Johannes, 117
Schuyler, Col. John, 116
Schuyler, Margaret, 117
Schuyler, Montgomery, 24
Schuyler, Peter, 43
Schuyler, Philip, 8, 115, 117
Schuyler, Col. Pieter, 40, 123
Schuyler, Robert L., 24
Schuyler, Sarah, iiS
Schuyler, Sybella, 117
Schwartz, Rev. D. L., 112
Scott, Louisa, no
Scudder, James Craig, 226
Scudder, Sarah V. D., 226
Scudder, William, 226
Seabrook, Mary H., 204
Seaman, Clara, 92 -
Searle, Philip N., 112
I Sebring, Jacob, 205
I Sexton, Margaret, 66
j Sheafer, Margaret, 45
Shepard, Abraham, 147
Sherman, Frederick, 126
j Shippan, Anna Hom, 45
Shoemaker, William B., 151
Short, Arma Livingston, 113
Short, Prof. Charles, 113
Short, Edward Lyman, 113
Short, Livingston Lyman, 113
Shurts, David, 105
Shurts, Garret V., 105
Shurts, John K., 105
Shurts, Margaretta, 105
Sickels, Maria. 184
Simmons, J. Edward, 185
Simmons, Joseph Ferris, 185
Simonds, Charles, 199
Simons, Catharine, 200
Simonson, Hannah, 196
Singer, Josephine, 212
Skillman, Abraham, 59, 102, 108
Skillman, Abraham B., 63, 170
Skillman, Abraham V. A., 99, 100
Skillman, Anna, 59, 102
Skillman, Anne, 170
Skillman, Benjamin, 170
Skillman, Cassie, 62
Skillman, Caroline, 108, 109
Skillman, Catharine, 100, 103, 109
Skillman, Charity, 100
Skillman, Charles A., 108
Skillman, Cornelia, 109
Skillman, Cornelius, 63, 104, 108, 173
Skillman, Elizabeth, 59, lOi, 102
SkiUman, Gerardus. 99, 100, 217
Skillman, Gitty, 170
Skillman, Henr\-. 62
Skillman, Hendrick, loi
Skillman, Ida, 108, 173
Skillman. Isaac, 59, 99, 102, 103, 109,
Skillman, Jacob, 62, 103, 104, 109
Skillman, James, 63, lOr, 102
Skillman, John, 58, 59, 62, 64, 99, lOi
102, loS, 109
Skillman. Joseph, 99, 168
Skillman. Margaretta, loi
Skillman, Martin, 103
Skillman, Mary, 58, 99. 100, loi. 104,
Skillman, Peter. 64. 100, 108
Skillman, Rachel Adah. 64
Skillman. Theodore. 62
Skillman. Thomas. 59. 99. 100. loi.
171, 206. 215. 217. 220
Skillman, William. 62, 102. 103
Skinner, Rev. William. 116
Sloan, Samuel, 218
Sloane, Marv- Renwick. 44
Sloane, William M.. 44
Smake, Matys. 54
SmaUey, Abner, 205
Smalley, Abraham. 203
Smalley, Andrew, 203, 205
Smalley, Anna, 205
Smalley, Catharine E.. 203
Smalley, David, 205
Smalley, Elizabeth. 205
Smalley. Isaac, 205
Smalley, Margaret, 205
Smalley, Mary, 205
Smalley, Rachel. 205
Smalley, Susanna, 205
SmiUe, Florence N., 117
Smith, Annie Osgood. 29
Smith, Benjamin, 63
Smith, Catharine, 98
Smith, Caroline, 71
Smith, Claes C. 175
Smith, Rev. Cotton Mather, 26, 27,
Smith, Rev. Daniel, 27
Smith, Elizabeth, 27
Smith, Ellen Appleton. 28. 129
Smith, Fuller Appleton, 28
Smith, Gertrude Bolden, 29
Smith, Gilbert Livingston, 29
Smith, Grace May V. D., 196
Smith, Harriette A., 29
Smith, Harry V. D., 196
Smith, Helen Evertson, 29
Smith, Rev. Henry, 27, 36
Smith, Icabod, 26, 36
Smith, Governor John Cotton, 26,
Smith, Rev. John Cotton, D.D., :
Smith, Julia, 29
Smith, Juliana, 29, 30
Smith, Lewis Harvey. 195
Smith, Louisa N., 136
Smith, Lucretia, 29
Smith, Mabel, 195
Smith, Margaret S., 28
Smith, Martha, 225
Smith, Mary, 27, 28
Smith, Robert Worthington, 29
Smith, Rev. Roland Cotton. D.D.,
Smith, Ruby A., 159
Smith, Sadie, 195
Smith, Samuel, 27, 36
Smith, Sarah, 28, 121, 195
Smith, Susan, 47
Smith, Thomas, 27
Smith, Rev. Thomas Mather, 27, i
Smith, Hon. William. 47
Smith, William Mather, 25, 26,
Smock, Mary, 205
Snedeker, Catherine, 219
Snowden, Caroline, 12
Snowden, Mary Ann, 1 14
Southard, Zebulon, 229
Spellmeyer, Grace M., 46
Spencer, John C, 152
Spencer, John Cotton S., 32
Spencer, John H., 32
Spencer, Capt. Johri S., 31
Spencer, Maria, 32
Spencer, Mary Apthorp, 32
Spencer, Mary Natalie, 152
Spencer, Minnie Knox, 32
Spencer, Roberta, 32
Spencer, Sarah, 36
Spencer, Thomas, 36
Sprouls, Kate, 1 1
Sprouls, Susan, 232
Squires, Norman, 151
Staats, Catalina, 116
Staats, Cornelia, 58
Staats, Elizabeth, 117
Staats, Peter, 231
Staats, Phebe, 63
Staats, Dr. Samuel, 116
Stanford, John, 204
Stebbins, Asa, 162
Stebbins, Augustus, 143
Steen, Mary S., 226
St. George, Mary, 34
Stephens, John, 1 88
Stephenson, Elizabeth, 190
Stephenson, Daniel, 190
Sterling, Deborah, 81
SterUng, Edward, 81
Stetle, .Margaret, 205
Stevens, Dr. Alex. H., 148
Stevens, Bertha, 104
Stevens, Ebenezer, 163
Stevens, John, 42
Stevens, John Bayard, 104
Stevens, John Bright, 104
Stevens, Lucas, 104, 179
Stevens, Lucy Beatrice, 104
Stevens, Luther, 102
Stevens, Marguerite D., 104
Stevens, Martha, 218
Stevens, Mary, 42, 112
Stevens, Rebecca, 163
Stevens, Stephen A., 104
Stevens, Steven, 104
Stevenson, Abraham, 104
Stevenson, Ann, 39
Steward, Campbell, 25
Steward, Ehzabeth, 144
Steward, Harriet Le R., 13
Stewart, Charlotte P., 150
Stewart, Edward Le Roy, 150
Stewart, Helen Van Cortlandt, 150
Stewart, James, 164, 198
Stewart, Louisa Morris, 150
Stewart, William Pinckney, 150
Stillwell, Catharine, 198
Stillwell, Ida, 197
Stillwell, Jannetje, 197
Stillwell, Joost, 197
StiUweU, Nicholas, 197, 198
Stillwell, Richard, 197
Stillwell, Rutgert, 19S
Stites, Elizabeth W., 122
Stoddard, Irene, 137
Storm, Abraham, 185
Storm, Aeltje, 185
Storm, Anne, 184
Storm, Catherine, 184
Storm, Clarence, 185
Storm, Dirk, 184
Storm, Edna Graham, 185
Storm, Elizabeth, 1S4
Storm, Garret, 135, 184
Storm, Glorvina R., 135, 184
Storm, Gregory, 184
Storm, Hester G., 184
Storm, Isaac, 185
Storm, Jacob, 184
Storm, Jan, 185
Storm, John, 184, 185
Storm, Joris, 185
Storm, Juha, 185
Storm, Louisa, 48
Storm, Mabel Louisa, 1 85
Storm, Marietje, 184
Storm, Mary, 184
Storm, Theodore, 184, 185
Storm, Thomas, 184, 185
Storm, Stephen, 184
Storms, Peter, 160
Storms, Sarah, 160
Stoughton, Lieut. Thomas, 37
Stoughton, Rebecca, 37
Stout, Aquila G., 148
Strong, Cornelia, 125
Stout, David, 108
Stout, Francis, 14S
Stout, Henrietta, 108
Stout, John, loi
Stout, Mary, 192
Stout, Sarah, 101, 148
Strang, Ada, 196
Strang, George' 196
Strang, Walter, 195, 196
Strong, Caroline, 125
Strong, Charles, 125
Strong, Cora, 125
Strong, Ehzabeth, 45
Strong, James, 45
Strong, Joseph, 125
Strong, Mary, 125, 216
Strong, Pascal, 125
Strong, Peter V. B. L., 125
Strong, Phihp L., 125
Strong, Theodore, 216
Struthers, Robert, 132
Strycker, Dinah, 233
Strycker, Hannah, 79
Strycker, Jacob Gerrite, 79
Strycker, Jan, 108
Strycker, Margaret, 183
Stryckler, Gratz, 88
Stryker, Abraham, 108, 206
Stryker, Demenicus, 170
Stryker^ EUzabeth, 100
Stryker, Hendrick, 100, 215
Stryker, Ida, 108, 215
Stryker," John, 58, 62, 87, 88
Stryker, Josiah, 87
Stryker, Maria, 62
Stryker, Mary, 87, 108
Stryker, Peter, loi, 215
Stuart, Malcolm, 185
Stunning, Agnes, i
Stuyvesant, Anne W., 13
SUiyvesant, Augustus Van Home,
Stuyvesant, Catharine, 11, 12, 13
Stuyvesant, Cornelia, 11, 116
Stuyvesant, Elizabeth, 12, 13
Stuyvesant, Frederic S., 12
Stuyvesant, Gerard, 12
Stuyvesant, Gerardus, 10
Stuyvesant, Gertrude, 1 1
Stuyvesint, Helen, 13
Stuyvesant, Helen M. Hooker, 12
Stuyvesant, Heiuy, 1 1
Stuyvesant, John Reade, 12
Stuyvesant, Joseph Reade, 13
Stuyvesant, Judith, 11
Stuyvesant, Julia, 1 1
Stuyvesant, Margaret L., 12, 13
Stuyvesant, Nicholas W., 6, 11, 12
Stuyvesant, Peter, 174, 175
Stuyvesant, Peter Geranl, 14
Stuyvesant, Petrus,'B, 11
Stuyvesant, Robert, 12, 13
Stuyvesant, Rosalie, 1 1
Stuyvesant, Rutherford, 15
Stuyvesant, Van Rensselaer, 1 1
Suckley, George, 15, 46
Suckley, Robert Bowne, 15
Suckley, Thomas H., 15
Suebering, Lambertje, 108
Sutphen, Jacob, 233
Suydam, Agnes T., 62
Suydam, Augustus V. C, 164
Suydam, Charles, 163, 164
Suydam, D. Lott, 195
Suydam, Eliza, 69
Suydam, Harriet, 195
Suydam. Helen, 64
Suydam, Jane M., 164
Suydam, Jannetje, 182, 233
Suydam, Jerome, 195
Suydam, John R., 164
Suydam, Sarah E., 195
Suydam, Walter L., 164
Swart, Alida, 158
Swart, Antie, 157
Swart, Catrina, 157
Swart, Cornelius, 157, 158
Swart, Elizabeth, 157
Swart, Jacob H., 175
Swart, Johannes, 157
Swart, Maretje, 157
Swart, Tobias, 157
Swartwout, Aletta, 160
Swartwout, Catharine, 160, 161
Swartwout, Cornelius, 160
Swartwout, Elizabeth, 160
Swartwout, Eugene, 160
Swartwout, Henrietta, 89
Swartwout, Mary, 45
Swartwout, Samuel, 45
Tailer, Edward X., 42
Tailer, Mary, 42
Talbot, Julia M., 126
Talmage, Anna L., 97
Talmage, Cornelia, 97
Talmage, Col. Daniel, 97
Talmage, Rev. Govn, 97
Talmage, IsabeUa V. S., 97
Talmage, John B., 97
Talmage, Mary C, 97
Talmage, Robert S., 97
Talmage, T. De Witt, D.D., 97
Tappan, Catharine, 18
Tappan, Dr. Peter V. C, 18
Taylor, Alice, 77
Taylor, Alward, 183
Taylor, Helena, 190
Taylor, Helen Hamilton, 183
Taylor, Katharine W., 130
Taylor, Knox, 183
Taylor, Margaret, 98
Taylor, Margaret Alward, 183
Taylor, Mary Alward, 183
Taylor, Moses, 130
Tavlor, Dr. Sewell, 98
Taylor, WiUiam J., 183
Teller, Jenneke, 117
Ten Broeck, Christiana, 9, 16
Ten Broeck, Dirck, 11, 116
Ten Broeck, Eleanor, 103
Ten Broeck, EHzabeth H., 98
Ten Broeck, Florida, 76
Ten Broeck, Gertrude, 156
Ten Broeck, Margaret S., 116
Ten Broeck, Richard, i6
Ten Broeck, Wessel, 103, 156
Ten Eick, CatHntie, 60
Ten Eyck, Arthur S., 86
Ten Eyck, Augusta, 112
Ten Eyck, Marytje, 155
Terhune, Charles, 76
Terhune, Ten Broeck M., 76
Terhune, Ten Broeck V. R., 76
Terry, Margaret, 49
Thayer, Sallie, 131
Thomas, Eleanor N., 25
Thomas, James M., no
Thomas, Samuel, 25
Thomas, Rev. William, 17, 18
Thomassen, Jan, 176, 177
Thompson, Grace M., 39
Thompson, Maria, 21
Thompson, Judge Smith, 17, 18
Thomson, Rebecca, 156
Thorn, Thomas, 15
Tillman, Lewis, 31
Tillman, Maria Davis, 31
Tillman, Walter P., 31
Tilietesn, John C, 43
TiUotson, Dr. Thomas, 45
Tilton, Deborah, igo
Tunton, Murphy, 191
Todd, Adam, 49
Todd, Sarah, 49
ToU, Comeha Jacobse, 55
Tompkins, Sarah, 145
Tong, Marv, 43
Towie, Cha'ries, 161
Towie, Giknan, 161
Towle, Henry, 161
Townsend, Madeline, 26
Townsend, Phoebe W., 137
Trevor, Mary Talmadge, 130
Trico, Catalyutie, 86, 92
Tronson, Jeremiah, 22
Tuckerman, Bayard, 29
Tuckerman, Elizabeth W., 29
Tuckerman, May Appleton, 29
Tuckerman, John Cotton, 28
Tunis, William L., 89
Turner, Grace, 82
Turner, John, 82
Tyrconnel,-Lord of, 23
Tyrone, Earl of, 23
Uhlman, William C, 138
Umbach, Anna, 93
Ungar, Fritz C. H., 117
Ungar, Margaret V. R., 117
Ungar, Schuyler V. R., 117
Upton, Frances, 145
Anna Maria, 88
Christopher B., i
David W., 156
Dr. Israel, 88
Julia A., 156
Nelson S., 88
William N., 172
Alen, James J., 50
Alen, Lawrence, 50
AJen, Mary, 50
Alen, Sarah, 50
Arsdale, Abraham, 67
Arsdalen Abraham, 183
Arsdalen, Comelis S., 182
Arsdalen, Isaac, 182, 183
Arsdalen, Margaret S., 183
Arsdalen, Philip, 182
Arsdalen, Syinon J., 182
Barre, Hendrick, 197
Benschouten, EUas, 229
Borg, Dinah, 221
Borkuloo, Jannetje, 230
Borkuloo, Herman J., 230
Borkulow, Herman J., 230
Braerae, Catalina, 151
Brake, John, 193
Breestede, Tryntie, 15
Bruggen, Catharine, 114
Brugh, Catharine, 9
Brunt, Aeltje, 197
Brunt, Agnes, 182
Brunt, Albert, 195
Bnuit, Anne, 182
Brunt, Catharine, 182, 191,
Brunt, Cornelius, 54, 181,
Van Brunt, Elizabeth, 195
Van Brunt, Geesje, 181, 182
Van Brunt, Hendrick, 181, 182
Van Brunt, Jacob, 197
Van Brunt, Jannetje, 182
Van Brunt, John, 197
Van Bnint, Joost, 54, 187, 188
Van Brunt, Joseph, 181
Van Brunt, Maria, 198
Van Brunt, Nicholas, 181, 182, 201
Van Brunt, Rutgers, 188, 189, 191,
Van Brunt, Rutgers, 175, 178, 188,
Van Bnmt, Teuntie, 198
Van Brunt, Tryntje, 198
Van Buren, Daniel, 90
Van Buren, Caroline, 90
Van Buren, Ellen J., 149
Van Buren, Hendrick, 228
Van Buren, John, 188, 189
Van Buren, Dr. John, 194
Van Buren, Martin, 149
Van Buren, Mary, 89
Van Buren, Robert T., 90
Van Buren, WilUam, 90
Van Buren, William T., 89
Van Cleaf, Benjamin, 194
Van Cleaf, John, 194, 219
Van Cleaf, Rebecca, 202
Van Cortlandt, Ann, 20, 141, 163
Van Cortlandt, Anna, 116
Van Cortlandt, Augustus, 148, 163
Van Cortlandt, Catharine, 116
Van Cortlandt, Cornelia, 21, 116, 117,
Van Cortlandt, Elizabeth, 114, 116,
Van Cortlandt, Gertrude, 40, 115,
Van Cortlandt, Helen, 148, 150
Van Cortlandt, Johannes, 115, 135
Van"enrMandt, Margeitje, 115
Van Cortlandt, Maria, 114
Van Cortlandt, Olofl, S., 114, 115, 135
Van Cortlandt, Philip, 15, 116
Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 15, 21, 133
Van Cortlandt, Stephen, 114, 115,
Van Couwenhoven, Peter W., 4
Van Dam, Richard, 54, 141
Van Dam, Rip, 55, 141
Van de Grift, Rachel, 200
Vanderbeek, Andrew, 85
Vanderbeek, Frank H., 86
Vanderbeek, Horace A., 86
Vanderbeek, J. Newton, 86
Vanderbeek, John B., 85, 86
Vanderbeek, Laura, 86
Vanderbeek, Paulus, 85
Vanderbeek, Rem J., 85, 104, 231
Vanderbeek, WiUiam W., 86
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 190
Van Dom, Jersey B., 91
Van Dorn, Salina Adelaide, 91
Vanderbilt, Lydia, 190
Van der Donk, Barbara, 231
Van Dora, Sarah, 192
Van Deripe, Amanda, 107
Van Duyn, Jacomyntie, 59
Van Deripe, Andrew, 107
Van Duyn, Sarah, 203
Van Deripe, Ellen, 107
Van Duyn, William, 201
Van Deripe, Emily, 107
Van Dyke, Abraham, 100, 179, 215,
Van Deripe, Jane, 107
Van Deripe, John, 107
Van Dyke, Achias, 177, 178, 194, 227,
Van Deripe, Magdalene, 107
Van Deripe, Margaret, 107
Van Dvke, Adrian, 227
Van Elten, Margaret, 158
Van Dyke, Aert, 186
Van Engen, William W., 175
Van Dyke, Agnes, 196
Van Exveen, Aetie, 134
Van Dyke, Agneta, 230
Van der Hard, Lvsbeth A., 185
Van Dyke, Albert, 195, 196
Van der Hard, Tileman J., 177
Van Dyke, Albert N., 195
Van der Heyden, Anthony, 154
Van Dvke, Alice, 196
Van der Horst, Elias, 144
Van Dyke, Andries, 178, 183
Van der Spiegle, Sarah, 141
Van Dyke, Angennetj, 177, 188, 197,
Vande Veen, Catharine, 165, 219
Vanderveer, Abraham, 167
Van Dyke, Anna, 99, 100, 207, 213,
Vander\-eer, .Anne. 72,
Vanderveer, Augustus, 219
Van Dyke, Annetji, 183, 231
Vanderveer, Cornelius, 201
Van Dyke, Anthony, 214
Vanderveer, David, 193
Van Dyke, Antje, 177, 179, 231
Vander^-eer, EHza, v
Van Dyke, Ariantje, 183
Vanderveer, Elizabeth, 219
Van Dyke, Augustus, 223
Vanderveer, Emma, 172
Van Dyke, Barbara, 227
Vanderveer, Geo. V. D., 219
Van Dvke, Barent, 229, 230
Vanderveer, Hugh, 219
Van Dyke, Bernard, 214
Vanderveer, Isaac, loi, 219
Van Dyke, Caree, 177, 178, 185, 231
Vanderveer, Joseph, 107, 206
Van Dvke, Catevney, 219
Vanderveer, Karel, 219
Van Dyke, Catharine, 56, 63, 105,
Vanderveer, Lawrence, 109
105, 188, 289, 190, 196, 197, 206,
Vanderveer, Luke, 172
221,222, 225, 226, 230
Vanderveer, Peter, 109, 172, 220
Van Dyke, Catleyntje, 198
Vanderveer, Phoebe, 172, 233
Van Dyke, Charity, 207
Vanderveer, Roloef, 219
Van Dyke, Claes T., 178
Vanderveer, Schuyler, 219
Van Dyke, Cornelia E., 196
Vanderveer, Tunis, 193
Van Dyke, Cortlasdt V. R., 224
Vanderveer, Thomas, 168
Van Dyke, Daniel, 181
Van Dervoort, Abraham, 92, 93
Van Dyke, David, 213
Van Dervoort, Beatrice E., 93
Van Dyke, Derrick, 177, 178, 185
Van Dervoort, Catherine, 93
Van Dyke, Dorcas, 180, 181
Van Dervoort, Christopher B., 93
Van Dyke, Dorothea, 214
Van Dervoort, Clarence, 93
Van Dvke, Dredrick, 230
Van Dervoort, Elizabeth, 93
Van Dyke, Edward B., 223
Van Dervoort, Ellen R., 93
Van Dyke, Elaine, 214
Van Dervoort, Jennie, 93
Van Dyke, Elizabeth, 88, 186, '196,
Van Dervoort, John \., 93
Van Dervoort, Mary, 93
222, 223, 227
Van Dyke, EUen, 196, 213
Van Dervoort, Michael P., 92
Van Dvke, Elsie, 219
Van Doren, Altje, 233
Van Dyke, Engeltie, 183, 184, 186,
Van Deuren, James L., 156
Van Deuren, Maria, 161
Van Dvke, Esther, 196
Van Deursen, Elizabeth, 219
Van Dyke, Eva, 199
Van Doren, Jacob, 233
Van Dyke, Fanny B., 214
Van Doren, Rev. Luther H., 222
Van Dvke, Fnms C, 175
Van Doren, Maria, 183
Van D^ke, Frederick, 214
Van Dom, Christian, 233
Van Dyke, Frederick A., 214
Van Dom, Ferdinand, 91
Van Dyke, Frederick W., 216
Van Dom, Jacob, 233, 234
Van Dyke, Geesje, 179, 181
Van Dyke, Gerrit, 183
Van Dyke, Gertrude, 223
Van Dyke.-Greatie, 185
Van Dyke, Hendrick, 175, 182,
Van Dyke, Hendrick A., 224
Van Dyke, Hendrick Janse,
Van Dyke, Hendricus, 179, 227
Van Dyke, Henry, loi, 175, 195,
Van Dyke, Rev. Henry, 214
Van Dyke, Ida, 216, 230
Van Dyke, Isaac, 183, 184, 202,
220, 222, 226, 230
Van Dyke, Jacob, 168, 190, 202,
220, 226, 230, 231
Van Dyke, Jacobus, 229
Van Dyke, James, 63, 223
Van Dyke, James C, 122, 215
Van Dyke, James R., 224
Van Dyke, Jan, 99, 17S, 1S5,
200, 201, 202, 213, 219
Van Dyke, Jan Janse, 56, 175,
Van Dyke, Jan Thomasse, 39,56,
176, 178, 183, 185,230
Van Dyke, Jane, 99, 195, 196, 21
Van Dyke, Jane W., 195, 196
Van Dyke, Janneke, 227
Van Dyke, Jarmetje, 182, 1S8, ic
Van Dyke, Johannes, 179, 227
Van Dyke, John, 54, 56, 63, 88,
167, 182, 183, 188, 189, 194,
197, 205, 207, 209, 210, 216,
219, 220, 221
Van Dyke, Col. John, 67, 207,
Van Dyke, John B., 100
Van Dyke, John C., 216
Van Dyke, John G., 213
Van Dyke, Katrina T., 214
Van Dyke, Lambert, 227, 230
Van Dyke, Lambert, 177
Van Dyke, Lillie, 224
Van Dyke, Lucretia, 100
Van Dyke, Lydia, 88, 222
Van Dyke, Margrie, 181
Van Dyke, Margrietje, 197
Van Dyke, Margaret, 63, 67,
210, 211, 212, 219, 223, 224
Van Dyke, Margaret J., 221
Van Dyke, Maria, 179, 197, 213
Van Dyke, Martha, 88, 102
Van Dyke, Mary, 61, 88, 172,
Van Dyke, Matthew, 222
Van Dyke, Matthias, 195, 202,
Van Dyke, Matty S., 188, 189,
Van Dyke, Mayke, 194, 197
Van Dyke, Nicholas, 175, :
180, 194, 195
Van Dyke, Paula, 214
Van Dyke, Peter, 100, 177,
Van Dyke, Peter W., 196
Van Dyke, Pietermella, 183
Van Dyke, Ralph Roelef, ic
Van Dyke, Rebecca, 63, 67,
Van Dyke, Robert, 161, 216
Van Dyke, Rodger, 214
Van Dyke, Rodolphus, 175
Van Dyke, Roelof, 202, 207,
Van Dyke, Rush, 214
Van Dyke, Ryme, 196
Van Dyke, Sara, 219
Van Dyke, Sarah, 226
Van Dyke, Sarah M., 195
Van Dyke, Simon, 88, 202,
Van Dyke, Tertius, 214
Van Dyke, Teuntje, 183, 197,
206, 217, 224
Van Dyke, Theodore S., 216
Van Dyke, Thomas, 179, 182,
186, 215, 229
Van Dyke, Thomas Janse, 175,
178, 182, 187
Van liyke, Tryntje, 177, 178, 227
Van Dyke, WiUemtje, 230
Van Dyke, William, 100, 223
Van Dyke, WilUara N., 224
Van Dyke, Woodbridge Strong,
Van Dyke, Zaccheus, 230
Van Gaasbeck, Abraham, 158
Van Gaasb^k, Annetje, 158
Van GaasbeSik, Antje, 158
Van Gaasbeclc, Beekman, 159
Van Gaasbeck, ComeUus, 158
Van Gaasbeck, Debora, 159
Van Gaasbeck, Edgar, 159
Van Gaasbeck, EUzabeth, 159
Van Gaasbeck, James B., 159
Van Gaasbeck, Lawrence, 159
Van Gaasbeck, Maria, 158
Van Gaasbeck, Mary A., 159
Van Gaasbeck, Jolin, 158
Van Gaasbeck, Sarah, 158
Van Gaasbeck, Thomas B., 158
Van Gaasbeck, WiUiam H., 159
Van HarUngen, Dr. J. M., 219
Van Hoom, Christian, 230
Van Home, Anna, 124, 133
Van Home, Augustus, 12
Van Home, Catharine, 133
Van Home, Margaret, 128
Van Home, Susan Rivington, \2
Van Hosen, Folkert, 197
Van Keuren, Lydia, 155
Van Keuren, Nellie C, 159
Van Keuren, Tjerck, 155
Van KJeeck, Myndant, 16
Van Lieu, Lena, 189
Van Liew, Ann, 233-
Van Liew, Frederick, 68
Van Mater, Geysbert, 189
Van Mater, Eleanor, 190
Van Mater, Joseph, 192
Van Meterren, Jan G., 177
Van Middleswart, Pietemellitie, 60
Van Ness, Gretie, 182
Van Ness, Hendrick, 182
Van Ness, Jean, 126
Van Nest, Susanna, 97
Van Neste, Peter W., 69
Van Neste, Sarah W., 70
Van Nostrandt, David H., 189
Van Nostrandt, Jannetje, 193
Van Pelt, Abraham, 102
Van Pelt, Anna, loi
Van Pelt, Gertrude, 70
Van Pelt, Johannes, 102
Van Pelt, Matthias, 187
Van Pelt, Mattys L., 104
Van Pelt, Ort, 187
Van Pelt, Teunis, 231
Van Pelt, Teunis Lanen, 102
Van Pelt, Teuntie T., 102, 187
Van Pelt, Teuntje T. L., 189
Van Pelt, WiUiam, 63
Van Pelt, Woughty, 178, 187
Van Rantz, Lake, 124
Van Rantz, Maria, 124
Van Rensselaer, Bayard, 1 1 7
Van Rensselaer, Catharine, 118
Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt S., 118
Van Rensselaer, Elizabeth, 117, 118
Van Rensselaer, Florence, 1 1 7
Van Rensselaer, Gratz, 118
Van Rensselaer, Hendrick, 114, 116
Van Rensselaer, James, 114, 117, 118
Van Rensselaer, James Henry, 1 1 7
Van Rensselaer, Jeremias, 13, 114
Van Rensselaer, Johannes, 114
Van Rensselaer, John, 117, 118
Van Rensselaer, Margaret, 118
Van Rensselaer, Marie A., 117
Van Rensselaer, Rev. [Nicholas, 8,
Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler, 1 1 8
Van Rensselaer, Rebecca C, 118
Van Rensselaer, Robert, 13
Van Rensselaer, Sarah Schuvler, 1 1 7
Van Rensselaer, Stephen V.'C, 118
Van Roigen, John H., 131
Van Rysoort, Catharine, 3
Van Schaack, Catharine, 1 56
Van Schaack, Lydia, 156
Van Schaick, Anna, 1 1 5
Van Schoederwoerdt, Rutger J., 114
Van Sickle, Frank, 63
Van Sickle, Isabella, 63
Van Slichtenhorst, Brant, 115
Van SHchtenhorst, Brant Arentse, 10
Van Slichtenhorst, Elizabeth, 10
Van SHchtenhorst, Margaret, 10
Van Slichtenhorst, Margarita, 115
Van Steenberg, Abraham, 1 57
Van Vechten, Dirck, 136
Van Vechten, Maria La G., 136
Van Vechten, Michael, 136
Van Vleck, Isaac, 153
Van Vleck, Jan, 231
Van VHet, Arie, 157
Van Vhet, Jan D., 200
Van Voorhees, Barbara, 228
Van Voorhees, Coert Alberts, 103
Van Voorhees, Coert S., 227
Van Voorhees, Cornelia, 228
Van Voorhees, Daniel, 228
Van Voorhees, Jacob, 229
Van Voorhees, Jan Steven, 103
Van Voorhees, Jannetje, 228
Van Voorhees, Johannes, 227, 228
Van Voorhees, Katharine, 229
Van Voorhees, Magdalena, 228
V^an Voorhees, Mary, 22S
Van Voorhees, Saraii, 228
Van Voorhees, Steven Coerte, 68, 103,
Van Voorhees, Zachariah, 228
Van W'agenen, Catharine, 60
Van Wyck, Richard, 228
Van Wyck, Theodoras, 228
Van Zandt, Arazeha, 130
Van Zandt, Augustus, 62
Van Zandtj^Eugenia, 62
Van Zah'd^rHubert, 62
Van Zandt, Irene, 62
Van Zandt, James, lOi
Van Zandt, Russell, 62
Vaugrigneuse, Baron Ancelis de, 148
Veghte, Abram, 60
Veghte, Altge, 60
Veghte, Ann, 61
Veghte, Benjamin T., 60
Veghte, Catharine, 60
Veghten, Claes A., 178
Veghte, Claes Arentse Van, 57
Veghte, Elizabeth, 57
Veghte, Garret, 206
Veghte, Gerretje, 59, 213
Veghte, Gerrit Classen, 57
Veghte, Capt. Garret, 57
Veghte, Hendrick Classen, 59
Veghte, Henrick, 58, 17S
Veghte, Henry, 58
Veghte, Hilletye, 61
Veghte, Jacomyntie, 60
Veghte, Jan, 58
Veghte, Klaes Arents, 57
Veghte, Lammetje, 57
Veghte, Magdalene, 69
Vethge, Maghtel, 60
Veghte, Maria, 61
Veghte, Martha, 57, 58, 61, 84, 206,
Veghte, Mary, 58
Veghte, Nicholas, v, 59, 60
Veghte, Phoebe, 6i
Veghte, Pieternellitie, 60
Veghte, Reynier, 59, 60, 215
Veghte, Sarah, 60, 61
Verkerk, Aert, 200
Verkerk, Anna, 194, 200, 201, 213,
Verker, Annetje, 201
Verkerk, Barent, 200
Verkerk, Baronie, 200
Verkerk, Geertje, 200
Verkerk, Jan Janse, 200
Verkerk, Lea, 201
Verkerk, Mary, 2or
Verkerk, Roelof, 179, 194, 200, 203
Verkerk, Sarah, 201
Verkerk, Sybrech, 201, 203
Vennule, Ehzabeth, 205
Verplanck, Anna Louisa, 142
Verplanck, Anna M., 139
Verplanck, Catharine, 135
Verplanck, Elizabeth A., 139
Verplanck, Jacobus, 117
Verplanck, James de Lancey, 142
Verplanck, James G., 139
Verplanck, Jane L., 139
Verplanck, Margaret, 139
Verplanck, Mary, 138
Verplanck, Mary A., 1 38
Verplanck, Maud, 139
Verplanck, Melinda G., 139
Verplanck, Pliilip, 115, 135, 138, 139
Verplanck, Philip A., 139
Verplanck, Ruth L., 139
Verplanck, Sally A., 138
Verplanck, Samuel H., 138
Verplanck, Susan, 139
Verplanck, W. Everett, 129
Verplanck, William B., 138
Verplanck, William G., 138, 139
VTiet, Richard S., 216
Voislawsky, Dr. Antonie, Ii3
Von Dom, Ehzabeth, 91
Von Dom, Eugene, 90
Von Dom, Ferdinand, 91
Von Dom, Hannah, 91
Von Dom, Janette L., 91
Von Dom, Margaret, 91
Von Dorn, Mary B., 90
Von Dom, SeUna A., 91
Von Dora, William D., 91
Von Kienbusch, Anna, 30
Von Kienbusch, F. Kretzmar, 30
Von Kienbusch, Herman, 31
Von Kienbusch, Otto, 30
Voorhees, Abraham, 69, 106, 215, 233
Voorhees, Albert, 107, 226
Voorhees, Andrews, 107
Voorhees, Ann, 94, 97, 106
Voorhees, Anna, 62, 71
Voorhees, Christopher, 103, 105
Voorhees, C. Beekman, 70
Voorhees, Coert, 105
Voorhees, Edward, 95, 107
Voorhees, Eleanor, 105
Voorhees, Eliza, 106
Voorhees, Elizabeth, 191
Voorhees, Ehzabeth Houghton, 69, 70
Voorhees, Ellison H., 107
Voorhees, Eva Suydam, 69
Voorhees, Frank C., 106
Voorhees, Frederick, 71, 106
Voorhees, Frederick V. L.,69, 106,213
Voorhees, Garret, 94, 105, 215, 219
Voorhees, George H., 107
Voorhees, George H., 106
Voorhees, Harriet, 105
Voorhees, Harry L, 107
Voorhees, Isaac, 103
Voorhees, Jacob D., 105
Voorhees, Jacques, 68, 69, 233
Voorhees, Jane, 105, 106, 107
Voorhees, Jane M., 106
Voorhees, Jessie VV., 107
Voorhees, John, 106, 215, 220
Voorhees, John W., 105
Voorhees, Kathryn Beekman, 95
Voorhees, Kenneth, 95
Voorhees, Leah, 103
Voorh^gs, Leander, 107
VoorheeS; Lizzie B., 172
Voorhees, Luke, 1 10
Voorhees, Maria, 105, lo6
Voorhees, Marion, 95
Voorhees, Martha B., 103
Voorhees, Martin, 219
Voorhees, Mary, 105, 107
Voorhees, Mary A., 107
Voorhees, Melvin R., 106
Voorhees, Neeltje, 189
Voorhees, Nelly, 169
Voorhees, Parthenia, 106
Voorhees, Peter, 103
Voorhees, Phoebe, 105
Voorhees, Romeyn, 95
Voorhees, Sarah B., 234
Voorhees, Steven C, 199
Voorhees, Viola May, 107
Voorhees, William D., 107
Voorhees, Dr. Sylvanus R., 106
Voorhees, Sylvester, 106
Voss, William, 131
Vought, Abraham, 138
Vought, Mary G., 138
Vroom, John P., 60
Vroom, Peter, 63
Wadsworth, Hon. William, 37
Wagenaar, John, 233
Wainwright, J. Howard, 12
Wainwright, J. Mayhew, 12
Wainwright, Richard T., 12
Wainwright, Stuyvesant, 12
Waldron, EUzabeth, iv
Waldron, John, v
Waldron, Samuel, v
Wales, Harriet, 224
Walker, Catharine Esther, 12
Walrath, Catharine, 160
Walters, Margaret C., 232
Walton, Ann, 151, 181
Walton, Guardine, 185
Walton, Jacob, 141, 151
Walton, James de Lancey, 141
Walton, Mary, 142, 204
Walton, William, in, 141, 147
Ward, Margaret Astor, 49
Ward, Samuel, Jr., 49
Washington, Bowden, 148
Washington, Herbert, 148
Washington, Dr. James A., 25
Watson, Eugene A. H., 136
Watson, Henry L., 136
Watson, Rev. J. Henry, 136
Watson, Mary E., 136
Watts, CaroUne, 132
Watts, Ethel, 133
Watts, George B., 132
Watts. J. Walter, 133
Watts, James D., 132
Watts, John, Jr., 20
Watts, Julia de P., 133
Watts, Mary J., 20, 21
Watts, Sabina, 133
Way dell, Margaret Ann, 212
Wayland, Mary, 29
Wayne, Gen. W. C, 144
Weart, Margaretta, 108
Webb, J. Beavor, 132
Welch, Ashbel, 204
Welch, Hedelind E., 204
Wells, Benjamin, 17
WeDs, Sarah, 17
Wescott, Kate L., 29
Westbrook, Charies R., 156
Westbrook, Comehus D., 156
Westbrook, Gertrude, 156
Westbrook, Hannah, 156
Westbrook, J. Beekman, 1 56
Westbrook, Mary, 156
Westbrook, Theodore R., 156
Westphal, Mary, 216
Wetmore, Dorothy Murray, 43
Wetmore, Jessie L., 43
Wetmore, Livingston, 43
Wetmore, Robert Carrvi, 43
Wetmore, Theodore Russell, 43
Whaley, Maria, 142
Wheeler, Annie Lorraine, 25
Wheeler, Everett P., 25
■^Tiite, Helen, 163
White, Henry, 163
White, John J., 44
White, Violetta S., 44
Whitemarsh, Mary de P., 22
Whitemarsh, Richard, 21
Whitemarsh, Richmond, 133
Whitemarsh, Wallace R., 22
Whitemarsh, Wiiham R., 22
Whitenack, Cornelius, 102
Whiteside, Agnes, 50
Whiting, Maria, 76
Whitney, William C, 131
Whittaker, Catrina, 155
WTiittaker, Daniel, 155
Whittaker, Elizabeth, 155
"Whittaker, James, 155
Whittaker, John, 155
Whittaker, Maria, 155
Whittaker, Thomas, 155
■UTivckoff, Jane, 195
Wight, Rev. Joseph K., 223
Wikeoff, Peter, 220
Wilkins, Martin Gilbert, 149
Willets, Henry, 224
WilJets, Juha, 224
William, Anna M., 88
Williamson, Arthur J., 71
Williamson, Cornelius, 184
Williamson, Phebe L., 196
Williamson, Reuben E., 71
Williamson, Sarah, 109
WiUing, Ava L., 50
Willing, Edward S., 50
Wikner, Nathalie, 132 -
Wilson, Daniel, 190
Wilson, Elmer, 98
Wilson, FerfTinand S., 98
Wilson, Florence M., 76
Wilson, Grace J., 76
Wilson, Harold Aitken, 76
Wilson, John C, 76
Wilson, Julia, 218
Wilson, Marshall Orme, 51
Wilson, Peter B. S., 98
Wilson, Richard T., 51
Wilson, Sewell, 98
Wilson, WLUiam George, 76
Wilt, George, 165
Wincant, Cornelius, 182
Winni.x, Leonard, 3
Winter, Hannah, 145
Winterhoff, Julia, 1 1
Winterhoff, Rudolph C, 11
Winthrop, Albertina, 131
Winthrop, Alice, 130
Winthrop, Beekman, 131
Winthrop, Benjamin, 1 1
Winthrop, Charles F., 139
Winthrop, Dorothy, 131
Winthrop, Emily L., 130
Winthrop, Frederic, 130
Winthrop, Georgiana, 130
Winthrop, Grenville, 130
Winthrop, Harriet D., 130
Winthrop, Isabel, 130
Winthrop, Gov. John, 1 1
Winthrop, Katharine, 130, 146
Winthrop, Maria, 130
Winthrop, Mary, 8
Winthrop, May, 130
Winthrop, Robert, 130
Wizzelpenning, Gerritge G. R., 59
Wolfe, Margaret A., 128
Wood, Sir Andrew, 129
Wood, Chalmers, 29, 129
Wood, Charlotte M., 132
Wood, Dennistown, 129
Wood, Dorothy, 129
Wood, Eleanor D., 129
Wood, Elizabeth D., 132
Wood, Florence, 129
Wood, Gertrude, 129
Wood, Harriet M., 132
Wood, H. Duncan, 129
Wood, Helen, 132
Wood, John Cotton, 129
Wood, John Walter, 132
Wood, Mar>- A., 129
Wood, Mar>- R., 132
Wood, Melza Riggs, 131
Wood, Sabina R., 132
Wood, William 129, 132
Wood, Van Home L., 130
WoodhuU, John S., 44
WoodhuU, Margaret, 44
Woolsey, Melancthon L., 16
Worthington, Sir Nicholas, 30
Worthington, Nicholas, 38
Worthington, Temperance, 30
Worthington, Rev. William, 26, 30
Wright, John A. C, 145
Wright, Martha, 145
Wright, Mary H., 145
Wright, Thomas D., 145
Wright, WiUiam, 131
Wyckoff, Peter, 60, 182
Wyeth, Charlotte H., 47
Wyokoop, Elizabeth H., 149
Wynkoop, Johannes, 155
Wynkoop, Maria, 155
Yates, Mary Austin,
Yates, Thomas, 184
Zborowski, Alister, 143
Zborowski, Anna, 143
Zborowski, John, 143
Zborowski, Louis, 143
Zborowski, Martin R., 143
Zborowski, WiUiam Elliot, 50, 143
Zeelen, Johan, 175