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Genealogical\nd Biographical 




VOLUME XXL, 1890. 



Berkeley Lyceuim, No. 23 West 44TH Street, 







Press of J. J. Little & Co., Astor Place, New York. 


Albany and New York Records, 170. 

Baird, Charles W., Sketch of, 147. 
Bidwell, Marshal] S., Memoir of, i. 
Brookhaven Epitaphs, 63. 

Cleveland, Edmund J. Captain Alexander Forbes and his Descendants, 159. 
Crispell Family, 83. 

De Lancey, Edward F. Memoir of Marshall S. Bidwell, i. 
De Witt Family, 185. 
Dyckman Burial Ground, 81. 

Edsall, Thomas H. Inscriptions from the Dyckman Burial Ground, 81. 
Evans, Thomas G. The Crispell Family, 83. 
The De Witt Family, 185. 

Fernow, Berlhold. Albany and New York Records, 170 
Fishkill and its Ancient Church, 52. 
Forbes, Alexander, 159. 

Heermans Family, 58. 

Herbert and Morgan Records, 40. 

Hoes, R. R. The Negro Plot of 1712, 162. 

Hopkins, Woolsey R Two Old New York Houses, 168. 

Inscriptions from Morgan Manor, N. J. , 112. 

John Hart, the Signer, 36. 

John Patterson, by William Henry Lee, 99. 

Jones, William Alfred. The East in New York, 43. 

Kelby, William. Brookhaven Epitaphs, 63. 

Kinnjston Church Records, 86. 

Kip, Francis M. Fishkill and its Ancient Church, 49. 

Lee, William Henry. John Patterson, 99. 

Mather, Mrs. De Witt C. Original Records of the Families of Herbert and Mather, 

^lenorial of New York Loyalists, iSo. 
Morgan Manor, N. J. Inscriptions from, 112. 

Ne ;ro Plot of 1712, 162. 

N ^es and Queries. — Ackerman, 93 ; Allen, 143 ; American Philosophical Society, 

142 ; Arms of De Sille, 46 ; Bayard, 46 ; Bishop Moore, 92 ; Certificates of 
Membership, 144 ; Church Family, 93 ; Dey Family Record, 92 ; Drake, 45 ; 
Dutch Records, 143 ; Dutch Rulers, 93 ; Eliot, 142 ; Elting, 46 ; Feake, 

143 ; Franklin Anniversary, 192 ; Gardiner's Island, 45 ; Gibson, 140 ; Grace 
Church, New York, 45 ; Graveyard at Ramapo, 143 ; Hasbrouck, 45, Jen- 
ings, 45 ; Letter from Quebec, 190 ; Livingston, 141 ; Longevity, 93 ; 

iv Ifidex of Subjecis. 

Men's Wives, 191 ; Morgan Manor,, 192 ; Narragansett Register, 93 ; New 
York Directory, 18(^0, 143 ; Officers of the Revolution, 91, 140; Pennsylvania 
Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 142 ; Portrait of Bishop Moore, 144 ; 
Portrait of Gen. Paterson, 144 ; Portraits of the Presidents of the Society, 143 ; 
Proceedings of the Society, 45, gi, 140; Rogers, 142; Southampton, L. I., 
143 ; Southold Celebration, 192 ; Statue of Columbus, 93 ; The Bradford 
Family, 191 ; Thomson, 143 ; Vanderlyn, 192; Winslow Memorial, 93. 
Notes on Books. — Address of Charles B. Moore at Southold, 194 ; Descendants of 
Richard Mann, by George S. Mann, 95 ; Descendants of Thomas OIney, by 
James H. Olney, 96 ; Diary of William Pynchon, 144 ; Early American 
Methodism, by J. B. Wakeley, 95 ; Easthampton Records, 144 ; Gray Geneal- 
ogy, by James M. D. Raymond, 47 ; Guilford Celebration, 94 ; History of 
Deer Park, by Peter E. Gumaer, 103 ; History of Utah, by H. H. Bancroft, 
94 ; Lyon Gardiner, by Curtiss C. Gardiner, 95 ; Matthew Gerardus Clarkson, 
193 ; New Brunswick Weather Reports, 194 ; Op Dyck Genealogy, by 
Charles W. Opdyke, 95 ; Story of an Old Farm, by Andrew D. Mellick, jr., 
94 ; The Boltons, by Charles R. Bolton, 145 ; The Driver Family, by Har- 
riet Ruth Cooke, 49 ; The Eliot Family, by Walter G. Eliot. 145 ; The Fam- 
ily of John Stone, by William L. Stone, 47 ; The Family of Joris Dircksen 
Brinckerhoff. 48 ; The Keyser Family, by John S. Keyer, 48 ; The Political 
Beginnings of Kentucky, by John Mason Brown, 144 ; The Scotch-Irish in 
America, 47 ; The Wights of Dedham, 194 ; Whitney Family, 193 ; Winslow 
Memorial, vol. ii., by David Parsons Holton and Frances K. Holton, 49. 

OVjituaries. — Dwight, 47 ; Gibson, 94. 

Pruyn Family, 8, 124, 178. 

Raymond, James L. Tyson and Steele Family Records, 40. 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York. Baptisms, 28, 65, 
113, 151- 

Schureman Family, 61. 

Stevenson, John R. John Hart, the Signer, 36. 

Strang Family, 130. 

The East in New York, 43. 

Two Old New York Houses, 168. 

Two Quebec Graves, 177. 

Tyson and Steele Family Records, 40. 

Van Wagenen, Gerrit H. The Heermans Family, 58 ; The Van Wagenen Family, 
118. The Vredenburgh Family, 164. 

Weddings at St. Mary's, Whitechapel, London, 87. 

Wilson, James Grant. Two Quebec Graves, 177. 

Wynkoop, Richard Strang, 130 ; Tiie Schuremans of New Rochelle, 61. 


Oicttcalogkal aiilr biographical |iccork 

Vol. XXI, NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1890. No. i. 




By Edward F. de Lancey. 

One of the most venerable and honored members of the Bar of 
New York, courtly in manners, profound in learning, pure in life, was 
Marshall Spring Bidwell. 

Born in the year 1799 at Stockbridge, in that beautiful county of 
Berkshire, which has given to Massachusetts so many of her greatest 
men, he became a subject of George the Third, and took successively 
the oaths of allegiance to George the Fourth, William the Fourth and 
Victoria, sovereigns of Great Britain. Driven from their dominions 
in the prime of his life, by the iron hand of arbitrary power, and 
subsequently besought in vain to return and accept high judicial station, 
he lived and died a citizen of New York in 1872. 

A memoir of Mr. Bidwell is not only the biography of an indi- 
vidual, but a statement of the early history of a new country, — a record 
of the sufferings of a neighboring people under arbitrary authority, 
and of their struggles to secure a government of law and justice. 

Mr. Bidwell was the son of Barnabas Bidwell, a prominent lawyer 
of Massachusetts and at one time its Attorney-General, who in 181 1 
removed to the province of Ontario, then called Upper Canada. He 
was educated there under his father's eye. His legal studies began 
in March, 181 6, when he was " articled as a clerk " under the English 
system, to Solomon Johns, an attorney of Bath in Upper Canada, and 
the next month entered as a student at law by the Law Society of 
that Province. In April, 1821, he was called to the degree of Bar- 
rister at Law by the same " Law Society of Upper Canada," an in- 
stitution somewhat analogous to an English " Inn of Court," and 
having somewhat similar powers ; and three years afterwards, in 1824, 
he was elected to the Eighth Provincial Parliament as one of the rep- 
resentatives of the County of Lennox and Addington. 

In order to arrive at a correct understanding of Mr. Bidwell's 
peculiar and difficult position during his public life, it will be nec- 
essary to glance at the history of the Province. 

At the close of the Revolutionary war, the British Government, 
it will be recollected, made a scanty provision in her remaining north- 
ern colonies for those who by remaining faithful to the Crown had 

2 Marshall S. Bidwell. [Jan., 

lost their all. Some went to Nova Scotia, some to New Brunswick, 
and others to Canada, where they were given, in compensation for 
their losses, grants of wild land, and other encouragement in the way 
of petty public offices. These Americans were subsequently distin- 
guished by the name of '' U. E. Loyalists " — that is, " United Empire 

A few years after, — in 1791, — an act was passed by the British 
Parliament dividing the Canadas into two provinces and conferring on 
each a quasi-constitutional government, under the names of " Lower" 
and " Upper " Canada. 

The ministers of the day seem to have run in the old groove, 
and to have learned nothing from American history. Blind to the 
palpable fact, which a seven years' war and an inglorious peace 
ought to have impressed on their minds, that the Constitutions of the 
old American colonies had not only not prevented, but to som.e extent 
actually helped to produce, a rebellion, they copied the Canadian 
constitution almost literally from that of the colony of New York, 
and gave Upper Canada a Governor, a Council possessing Executive 
and Legislative powers, and a House of Assembly. 

The British Cabinet through the Colonial minister appointed the 
Governor, and the members of the Council. The Assembly was elected 
by the freeholders. Thus the Canadian legislature consisted osten- 
sibly of three branches, but in fact of only two ; for the members 
of the Executive Council, who were the advisers of the Governor, 
held seats also in the Legislative Council, or Upper House, where 
were also to be seen the Chief Justice, the Superintendent of the 
Indian Department, the Receiver General, Inspector General of Ac- 
counts, and the Surveyor General, who in one chamber made the 
laws, and only such as pleased them ; for if the acts interfered with 
their interests, they as the Executive Council advised the Governor 
to veto them, and he almost invariably complied with their advice. 

In this connection it is to be borne in mind that the whole of the 
public lands in Canada, the Clergy Reserves excepted, vv'ere at the 
disposal of the Executive Council, and thus formed an inexhaustible 
fund to bribe and buy up at any time a majority of the House of As- 
sembly, which body numbered at first twenty-five, and subsequently 
about fifty, members. Add to this that the entire patronage of the 
province was in fact in the hands and at the disposal of the Council, 
who appointed every officer from Chief Justice down to tide waiters 
— Judges, Crown Lawyers, Surrogates, Sheriffs, Magistrates, Officers 
of Militia, Returning Officers of Election, Heads and Clerks of the 
several departments, — all were named by, and held their offices during 
the will and pleasure of, the Executive. Eventually, this class, or the 
more influential among them, constituted a ruling oligarchy, who to 
concentrate their power and preserve their lucrative places and pat- 
ronage formed alliances by intermarriage within their own exclusive 
circle, and became known throughout the length and breadth of Can- 
ada as "77/^ Family Compact." So great became the power of this 
combination, that it absolutely ruled the Lieutenant-Governor for the 
time being, controlled every department of the government, and 
obeyed or disobeyed the commands of the Colonial Office, as they ac- 
corded with the views or conflicted with the interests of the " Family." 

1890.] Marshall S. BidweiL ', 

Those who opposed misrule, attempted to introduce economy and 
reform in the government, or exposed jobbery or misappropriation 
of the public money, were marked and hunted down. Alien and 
sedition laws were enacted. Though freedom of speech was the parlia- 
mentary right of members of assembly, it was imprudent to hint at cor- 
ruption, or to assert the truth that members were bribed by large grants 
of land. He who was so bold as to make the charge or to demand a 
committee of investigation was summarily expelled. In 1816, a sheriff 
dared to vote " the opposition ticket " at an election ; he was at once 
dismissed. He subsequently established a newspaper; exposed abuses, 
was prosecuted, acquitted, became popular, and Avas elected to the 
assembly, where having used his " privilege " rather freely, he was 
thrust into prison, his paper was seized, and though he served as a 
volunteer in the war of 181 2, was ultimately driven from the province. 

The case of Robert Gourlay illustrates more clearly the tyranny 
of those days. He emigrated from Scotland in 181 7, with a view to 
settle in Canada with his family and to promote emigration to that 
province. He addressed the landholders for information ; sent circulars 
among the people and eventually invited a convention of delegates to 
promote his views. The Executive needlessly became alarmed, charged 
him with seditious purposes, and ordered his arrest. He was tried and 
acquitted ; again accused of treasonable practices, he was re-arrested, 
and after spending some time in jail was ordered to quit the province, 
and on refusing, was tried for disobeying an ex post facto "Act for pre- 
venting seditious meetings in the Province," and forcibly thrust out of 
the country ; all because he desired to obtain and publish information 
which would encourage emigration to the province. 

Such was the government of Upper Canada, when the Honorable 
Barnabas Bidwell, father of the subject of this memoir, was returned as 
a reformer to the Assembly from the county of Lennox and Addington 
in 1 82 1. He was a Presbyterian, a man of considerable ability, eloquent, 
and a firm advocate of civil and religious liberty. 

Mr. Barnabas Bidwell, though a native of Massachusetts, was a 
British subject, having been born before 1776. He remained however 
in the United States until 181 1, as already stated. His independence 
of action and outspoken condemnation of the abuses that prevailed in 
the government evoked a spirit of hostility against him among the 
oligarchy, who resolved to get rid of him at all hazards. Consequently 
he was expelled by a majority of one vote — seventeen yeas to sixteen 
nays, on the ground that he was an alien. This arbitrary proceeding 
only aroused a determined spirit of opposition, which thereafter never 
succumbed, and which though repeatedly circumvented and defeated, 
yet finally buried the oligarchy and the "Family Compact " in a com- 
mon ruin : 

" For Freedom's battle once begun, 
Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son, 
Though baffled oft, is ever won." 

In this instance "Freedom's battle" was transferred literally from 
father to son, for the sturdy yeomanry of Lennox and Addington re- 
senting the affront to the father, brought forward the son, Marshall S. 
Bidwell, as a candidate for the vacant seat. But the victory was not 
to be easily achieved. The returning officer or inspector of elections 

A Marsha// S. Bidivell. [Jan., 

counted in the opposing candidate. A protest was entered, and after 
an able defence of his rights by Mr. Bidwell, at the bar of the House, 
the return was set aside, and a new election ordered. Thereupon the 
returning officer refused to receive any votes for Mr. Bidwell, on the 
ground of his being an alien as the son of his father. Another protest 
followed and the election was again set aside. Finally young Mr. 
Bidwell was triumphantly returned to Parliament for the county of 
Lennox and Addington in August, 1824, and took his seat in the 
Assembly the following January without further opposition. 

These rejections of both father and son were caused by mere 
partisan feeling, for there was no law on the subject ; and so high did 
this feeling run, that after the expulsion of Barnabas Bidwell, an act 
was passed making natives of the United States ineligible to seats 
in the Upper Canada Legislature. This statute however proved so 
injurious to Canadian interests, that it was repealed in 1824, and a pre- 
vious residence of seven years was substituted as a qualification for 

In 1825, for the first time since the organization of the province, the 
opponents of the high Tory oligarchy had a majority in the House of 
Assembly. Mr. Bidwell at once became their leader. The new party 
called " The Reformers " aimed at making the government responsible 
to the House of Assembly, precisely as it is to the House of Commons 
in England, and not to the Governor and Council — the Executive 
Authority— as the oligarchy had done. 

Mr. Bidwell was, perhaps, the strongest man in his party, during 
his entire career in Canada. Calm, cautious, courteous, high principled, 
well informed, and ever ready, he had no rival in debate and no supe- 
rior as a presiding officer. He was chosen speaker in 1829, again in 
1835, ai^d held this office in 1836, when Sir Francis Bond Head 
assumed the government of Upper Canada. 

During this period he had a large and lucrative practice at the Bar, 
won by eminent ability, close application and high moral principle. 

He had married happily, had been blessed with children, was 
beloved by his friends, respected by all, and enjoyed the confidence of 
the public. 

Such v/as the position of Mr. Bidwell when Sir Francis Head arrived 
at Toronto as governor in 1836. The new governor, though appointed 
by the Whig government of Lord Melbourne, proved a bitter Tory. He 
was a retired half-pay major who had written two or three gossipy 
books of travel, and was a poor law commissioner of his native county 
of Kent, the only civil office he had ever held prior to his appointment 
to Upper Canada. Of Canada, its history, people, politics, and 
resources, he was, to use his own language, ''grossly ignorant:' * 

Among the first who called upon him was Mr. Speaker Bidwell, the 
acknowledged leader of the reformers. Sir Francis told him plainly 
that he was an inexperienced man, but would deal honestly towards the 
country, and resolutely correct the grievances of the province, and 
taking up the report of those grievances by William Lyon MacKenzie 

* See his own " Narrative," published after his return to England. This work, 
and the^ " Life of Lord Sydenham" who was subsequently "Governor-General of 
Canada," and the official correspondence with the Home authorities contained in 
each, give a vivid idea of the state of Canada referred to in this sketch. 

1890.] Marshall S. Bidwell. c 

— a volume of over five hundred pages — invited Mr. Bidwell to con- 
verse freely on the subject. Mr. Bidwell did so, and to the Governor's 
great astonishment told him — to use his own words — "that there were 
grievances not detailed in that report, which the people had long en- 
dured and were still enduring with great patience ; that there was no 
desire to rebel, but that a morbid feeling of dissatisfaction was daily in- 
creasing ; that increase it would, and that in fact, if it had not been dis- 
tinctly stated that the governor was the bearer of new instructions, 
those with whom he was associated had come to the determination 
never to meet in provincial parliament again." This interview was the 
foundation of a political dislike to Mr. Bidwell which in the end 
changed his whole life and career. Sir Francis, after a little dallying 
with the reformers, threw himself finally into the arms of the old party. 
An exciting political contest followed, in which the latter with the aid 
of the government triumphed at the next general election, and Mr. 
Bidwell, among others, lost his seat in parliament and retired from active 
political life. 

The Home Government determined on a conciliatory policy, and, in 
1837, Lord Glenelg, the British Colonial minister, requested Sir Francis 
Head to offer to Mr. Bidwell the appointment of Justice of the Court 
of King's Bench, in which two vacancies had occurred. 

This the Governor not only declined to do, but actually gave the 
appointment to another gentleman. In reporting his action to Lord 
Glenelg, Sir Francis, after admitting that Mr. Bidwell's legal acquire- 
ments were superior to one of the new appointees, and that his moral 
character was above reproach, says : " Anxious as I am to give talent its 
due, yet I cannot but feel that the w-elfare and honor of this province 
depend on his Majesty never promoting a disloyal many 

Lord Glenelg replied that Mr. Bidwell's former political action 
should not prevent his professional advancement, and closed by saying : 
" If, therefore, as you appear to anticipate, another vacancy should occur 
among the judges of the Court of King's Bench, it is the wish of his 
Majesty's government that the situation should be offered to Mr. Bidivell, 
and they will hear 7vith much pleasure that he has accepted it.'' 

But Sir Francis Head took the responsibility of positively refusing 
to place Mr. Bidwell on the Bench. This was in September, 1837. Sir 
Francis Head believed that Mr. Bidwell was a republican at heart, and 
leagued with Mr. Papineau and his friends in Lower Canada in their 
political action, which was then fast verging towards armed insurrection. 
This was an entire mistake, the objects of the opposition in the two 
provinces were entirely dissimilar, and no league or combination existed 
between them. There was one object however in which both agreed, 
and that was, the desire for a government responsible to the legislative, 
and not to the executive power. 

Finding that the Home Government meant to promote Mr. Bidwell, 
Sir Francis Head, fearing the effect upon himself in the province, de- 
termined to force Mr. Bidwell to leave the country. 

He sent for him and told him that his party was beaten at all points, 
which was then the fact; that the armed outbreaks which had just occurred 
in both provinces, and especially MacKenzie's attempt on Toronto, had 
so embittered the people against him, as he was believed to have cov- 
ertly approved them, that all his chances of further political or profes- 

6 Marshall S. Bidwell. [Jan., 

sional success were ended ; that the provincial government was opposed 
to him in all its branches, and that he would consult his own happiness 
and interest by departing from Upper Canada. 

About this period Mr. Bidwell received a gross insult and suffered 
from a great outrage. His wife had been for some years in delicate 
health, so that her vv'inters had been spent either at the South or in the 
West Indies. During his absence from home professionally. Sir Fran- 
cis Head's government seized his letters in the post-office, and at his 
house all his private papers, his wife's letters among them, and read 
their contents to try and get evidence of his complicity with the rebel- 

This outrage, as the complicity never existed, of course failed in its 
object. But its effect on Mr. Bidvvell was so great, that in connection 
with Sir Francis Head's threats before referred to, he ^/V/ leave Upper 
Canada with all his family, and came to the city of New York at the 
end of the year 1837. 

The next year Sir Francis Head was recalled in disgrace, and a new 
governor sent out, Sir George Arthur. On the return of the Reform 
party to power, which however did not occur for some time, Mr. Bid- 
v/ell was not only requested to return to Canada, but was again tendered 
a seat in the Court of Queen's Bench. This was in the year 1842. Mr. 
Bidwell, however, declined to go back, refused the Judgeship, and 
remained in New York. 

Sir Francis Head felt that he had acted intemperately in Mr. Bid- 
well's case and it is to his credit that he admitted it to Mr. Bidwell. 
When Sir Francis came to New York on his return to England in 1838, 
he wrote to Mr. Bidwell requesting him to come and see him. The in- 
terview took place at the old City Hotel in Broadway, just above Trinity 
Church (on the site of which the Boreel Building now stands), where 
Sir Francis was staying. Sir Francis told him he regretted the sever- 
ity of his action, that he had been led too far by political excitement 
and trouble, and urged his return to Canada. Mr. Bidwell heard him 
quietly to the end, and then calmly but strongly giving him his own view 
most fully of his whole conduct and action from the beginning, ended 
by stating that never under any circumstances would he return to a land 
where he had been so badly treated, and politely bade him a good after- 

On arriving at New York Mr. Bidwell met with most kind treatment 
from the late Chancellor Walworth, and that unrivalled real property 
lawyer, the late eminent Mr. George Wood. Both interested them- 
selves strenuously in his behalf. He was admitted to the Bar of New 
York, on motion, both in the Supreme Court and in the Court of 
Chancery, notwithstanding his being a British subject, the courts 
taking the then British view, that no man can expatriate himself, and 
as Mr. Bidwell had been born in Massachusetts, he was already an 
American citizen. 

By Mr. Wood he was introduced to the late distinguished Mr. 
George Strong, with whom in September, 1838, he formed a professional 
partnership which was only terminated by the death of Mr. Strong in 
1855, and which was continued with that gentleman's son and nephew, 
the surviving members of the firm, till his own decease. 

The first important case in which Mr. Bidwell was engaged in New 

1890.] Marshall S. Bidwell. j 

York, was the great libel case of James Fenimore Cooper against Wil- 
liam L. Stone, in which he defended Mr. Stone, then the editor of the 
Commercial A dvertiser. 

Mr. Cooper argued his own cause with the greatest ability and elo- 
quence, as he was by nature gifted with wonderful powers of oratory, 
and was as logical as he was brilliant ; and had made himself a most 
thorough master of the law of libel. 

Stone's libel was so gross that Mr. Bidwell, fearing to go before a 
jury, raised the question of its being a privileged publication — the only 
possible defence — by a demurrer, thus bringing the question directly 
before the court — the first time such a course had ever been adopted in 
the annals of jurisprudence. I have been told at different times by 
two of the most eminent jurists that this state has known,* both of 
whom heard both arguments, that never in their whole experience 
had any case been so eloquently, thoroughly, and exhaustively laid 
before a court as that was by these two distinguished men. Mr. 
Bidwell however failed to succeed, the court deciding in Mr. Coop- 
er's favor that the articles were not privileged, the decision closing with 
these remarkable words : " It is difficult to read the articles as set 
forth in the counts without seeing at once that they are direct and 
undisguised attacks upon the moral character of the plaintiff by 
name. " f 

This case drew public attention to Mr. Bidwell at once, and from 
that time his legal career was one continued success. He was en- 
gaged in most of the great civil cases of the day from that time 

Mr. Bidwell was deeply read in every department of law, consti- 
tutional, commercial, real property, and equity. Perhaps he had be- 
stowed most attention upon the law of real estate, of trusts, and upon 
the construction of wills, and felt himself more fully at home in their 

Mr. Bidwell took a warm and lively interest in the New York 
Historical Society, and for many years served as a member of its 
Executive Committee. He was instrumental in procuring valuable 
additions to its collections, especially of portraits for its Gallery of 

There were two points in his character of especial prominence ; 
the first was his extraordinary amiability and equanimity of temper. 
One of the members of his firm testifies without hesitation, that during 
a daily intercourse of a little more than thirty-four years spent amid 
the care, worry, and annoyance of active practice, he never heard 
from him one syllable of petulance, impatience or irritability. 

The other, was the keen enjoyment he took in following a legal 
princi];b up to its remotest sources. He has often said " that he found 
far more entertainment in tracing some legal point through the reports 
of the seventeenth century and still earlier than in reading the best 
novel ever written." 

*The Hon. Samuel Stevens of Albany, and Judge Samuel A. Foot of the Court 
of Appeals. 

f Associated as junior counsel with Bidwell in this case was the late Charles P. 
Kirkland of New York City, then cf Utica, who also personally confirmed to me the 
testimony of the two distinguished jurists, to which reference has been made. 

8 Pruyji Family — American Branch. [Jan., 

Mr. Bidwell was a truly conscientious and deeply religious man, 
and in his views a rigid and unswerving Presbyterian, but so kind and 
tolerant to all men, that when he died in the seventy-third year of his 
age, he left behind him warm and deeply attached friends among 
Roman Catholics as well as all denominations of Protestants. He was 
gentle, kind, and true, the very incarnation of honesty and honor. 

" Firm to his purpose, vigilant and bold, 
Detesting traitors, and despising gold, 
He scorn'd all bribes from Britain's hostile throne, 
For all his country's wrongs were thrice his own." 


By John V. L. Pruyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XVII., July, 1886, page 214, of The Record.) 

(297) Charles Lansing Pruyn, son of (199) Robert Hewson Pruyn 
and Jane Ann Lansing, m. secondly, October 20, 1886, Sarah Gibson 
Talcott^ b. Dec. 25, 1851, dau. of Sebastian Visscher Talcott (b. Nov. 
24, 1812 ; d. Nov. 10, 1888,) and Olivia Maria Shearman (b. Oct. 14, 
1823 ; d. Jan. 29, 1888) of Albany. (See No. 1818, in the Talcott Pedi- 
gree, also No. 352, Bogart, in Talcott's "Notes on New York and New 
England Families.") 

By this marriage Mr. Pruyn has issue — 

334 Casparus Lansing, 
b. Sept. 29, 1887. 

It was the intention of the Compiler to commence and continue in 
regular order the descendants, in the male line, of the sons of (2) Frans 
Jansen Pruyn (see Vol. XIII., p. ii, of The Record). Of his sons, (5) 
Hendrick, of Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y., left no issue known, none 
being mentioned in the latter's will, proven May 6, 1752, and recorded 
in the Surrogate's Office at New York, and none being found upon the 
church records. The descendants of (4) Johannis, Assistant Alderman 
of Albany 17 10- 11, Alderman i7i8-'2 6. Justice of the Peace for 
Albany Co. 1728, and of (9) Samuel, Alderman of Albany, i729-'32, 
have already been given in The Recokd. The descendants of (11) 
Frans or Francis should come ne.\t, ' but up to date it has been 
impossible to gather them together. They settled in the Mohawk 
Valley, and have migrated in many directions. To omit them will 
not impair the present article, which is intended to include the descend- 
ants of Frans Jansen Pruyn's next and youngest son, (13) Arent or Ar- 
nold, who moved from Albany to Kinderhook. As this is the first attempt 
that has been made to place in permanent form a record of Arent's branch 
of the family, omissions and errors doubtless occur, whicli may be due to 
the fact that to some of the letters sent out by the compiler, in quest of 
information, no replies have been received. In most instances, however. 

1890.] Pruyn Family — American Branch. q 

the answers have been prompt and satisfactory. Corrections and other 
communications relating to the family will be gladly received by the com- 
piler at Albany, N. Y. 

Arent Pruyn's immediate family is given in The Record for January, 
1882, Vol. XIII. , at page 15. For convenience it is repeated here. In 
this article it will be observed that the method of notation of descent used 
by American genealogists has been adopted with little modification. 


The female line is followed wherever information is received. 

(13) Arent- or Arnold Pruyn [Frans Jansen^), his father's youngest 
son, was baptized at the Dutch Church, Albany, May 24, 168S ((3) Anna 
Pruyn, sister).* He m. Nov. 21, 1714, Catharijna Gansevoort, the wed- 
ding occurring at the home of the bride, according to the church record : 
17 14, Nov. 21, Zijn Arent Pruin en Caiharijna Gansevoort met een Lijcen- 
tie van syn Excellencij R. Hunter int bijzijn van J. Roseboo?n en M. Schuijier 
ouders, ten huijse van de bruijd in den Houwelilien Staat bevestight. 

Although her name does not appear among the baptisms of her 
father's children at the Dutch Church, Catharyna Gansevoort, according 
to the Gansevoort records in possession of Mrs. Catharine Gansevoort 
Lansing, wife of Hon. Abraham Lansing, of Albany, was a daughter of 
Harmen Harmense Gansevoort, who was in Beverwyck as early as 1660. 
Gansevoort was a man of good position and family. An old silver tank- 
ard bearing the Gansevoort arms is still in the possession of a member of 
his family, and it is stated that this coat-of-arms was brought to America 
by Gansevoort himself. His wife was Maria Leendertse Conyn. Ganse- 
voort was a brewer and trader, and his name appears in land transactions 
and other public records. Several of his descendants have been persons 
of distinction and have held responsible positions. 

Arent Pruyn was Fire-Master in lyiG-'iy and Constable in lyiS-'ig 
for the Second Ward of Albany. According to the custom of the Dutch 
he was taught a manual trade. In his case, as in that of his brother (9) 
Samuel, the trade of smith was the one taught. The manual trade was 
the basis of Dutch education. Sometimes it was followed for life and often 
was a source of wealth, the work in many cases being performed by slaves. 
Frequently the trade was cast aside for a mercantile career. The fact that 
a man followed a manual trade did not necessarily stamp him as an igfio- 
bilis — a person without claims to birth and position. Especially is this 
true where he bore a distinct family name such asSchermerhorn, Bleecker, 
Groesbeck, Kip, etc. Where the patronymic, or the name of a place 
with the prefix Van was used, in the absence of a family name, to designate 
persons and where such patronymic or place name had not become the 
family name by usage previous to immigration to this country the case 
may be different, as among the early Dutch settlers in America the absence 
of a distinct family name generally, but not always, indicated peasant 

A blacksmith did all the iron work for his locality, making gun barrels, 
tools, nails, farm implements and whatever else was needed that came 
within his province. In the early Dutch settlements on the Hudson 
river he was often a person of some importance. 

* The names of sponsors are placed in parenthesis, the surnames being in Italics. 

JO Pruyn Family — American Brajich. [Jan., 

In 1736, Arent Pruyn appears at Kinderhook. His reasons for mov- 
ing are not known but his wife may have had something to do with it, as 
the Conyns, undoubtedly, her mother's relatives, were living there also. 
On May 6, 1736, Arent Pruyn purchased what has since been called the 
Pruyn farm, from Cornelis Schermerhoorn, the consideration being one 
hundred and fifty pounds current money of the Colony of New York. 
The property comprised "all that a certain (Piece of Woodland ?) Orch- 
ard Carding House Barn and all other Buildings Now In the 

Occupation of him, the said Cornelis Schermerhoorn, scitu- 

ate Lying and Being at Kinderhook neer groot Stuck, Beginning at the 
foot of the hill By a Smal Brook or Cloof to the Noreth of the said orchard 
Running allong the said Small Brook opposite to the Skool Hous By a 
Small Bridge lying over said Brook, from thence with a West line Taking 
in about the half of the said Skool-hous To the Comon Road, which Leeds 

from grootstucktoCoenraet Borgh(art's house ?) then Southerly 

unti)Il you Come to the Lo(t of?) us van 

Alen jun'. then erly (along ?).... said Lott To 

thefootofthe Hill, then Northerly allong Hill to 

the place first Begun as also a piece of Low land Scituate Lying and being 
at the said Kinderhook on the west side of the Creek Being the half of a 
certain Piece of Land Called the Strook the North End thereof The 
other half belongs now unto Stephanis van Alen, the South End is 
Bounded on the East by the Land of the Heirs of Jan Goes Late of Kin- 
derhook, dec'd, on the North by the Land of Jacobus Van Alen, as the 
same is now In the possession of said Cornelis Schermerhoorn, Together 
with all the whole Right, Title, Interest, Claim and Demand the said Cor- 
nells Schermerhoorn has, or ought to have, In the towne Pattent off" Kin- 
derhook Granted under the freeholders and Inhabitants of the same By 
the Late Co"- Thomas Dongan, the then Governour of the province 
of New York, dated the fourteenth Day of March, Annoq. Domini, 1686, 
Together with all and singular the Liberties, Benefitts and advantages " 
that belonged to the said property and interests. From lack of space 
we omit the rest of the Deed. The original deed is not recorded but now 
belongs to (374) Mrs. Jane Pruyn Sweet of Kinderhook. Schermerhorn 
was probably not then, " the Indian of that name " (see The Record, Vol. 
XIII. , page 15). He was a freeholder at Kinderhook and undoubtedly a 
member of the well-known family of the name. He, too, appears in the 
Deed as blacksmith and just back of the house stood his smithy. The 
farm thus sold to Arent Pruyn remained in the family down to his great 
grandson (349) John I. Pruyn. After his death it passed into other hands 
and the greater part of it, together with the house belongs to Mr, Wm. 
Van Schaack Beekman. On Oct. 7, 1889, Mr. and Mrs. Beekman kindly 
allowed their kinsman, Dr. P. V. S. Pruyn (son of (367) John Matthias 
Pruyn), and the writer to look into the garret of the house for old papers 
but none were found. 

Of Arent Pruyn's wealth little is known. If he had slaves, and he 
probably had at least a few, no record appears of them. His grandson 
(333) John seems to have been the richer in worldly goods. In 1736, 
Arent en Catharina Pruyn Echte Lieden (married people) were admitted 
to church membership at Kinderhook. He is said to have been subse- 
quently a Deacon and afterwards an Elder of the church. 

Plis and his wife's dates of death and their places of burial are un- 

1890.] Pniyn Family — A?jien'can Branch. jj 

known. He was alive as late as 1759, ^^ ^^ that year he was a witness 
at the baptism of a grandchild (336) Arent, son of (36) Harmen Pruyn. 
He had issue, all bp. at the Albany Dutch Church. 

31 Alida m. Cornelis van Alen. 

32 Maria bp. May 31, 1719 ((9) Samuel /"r/zj^w, uncle; Anna ^z?- 

tenaar). She was buried Nov. i, 1726, at Albany. "Arerjt 
Pruyn zyn kind begraven " (Dood-Boek).* 
■^l Christina bp, Jan. 24, 1722 ( (5) Hendrick Pruyn, uncle, Amelia 
Pruyn, wife of (4) Johannis, aunt) ; said to have never mar- 
ried; lived at Kinderhook where she and her twin sister Lydia 
were admitted church members, March 24, 1745. 

34 Lydia, twin to Christina m. Pieter van Buren. 

35 Frans m. Christina Goes or Hoes. 

36 Harmen m. Jannetje Goes or Hoes. 


Cornelis van Alen married (31) Alida^ Pruyn (Aren/,^ Frans Jansen^) 
bp. at the Dutch Church, Albany, March 11, 1716, ( (4) Johannis Pruyn, 
uncle; Elsie Wmne); church member Feb. 9, 1740 at Kinderhook ; and 
had issue found on the records. 

Maria bp. at Kinderhook March 23, 1745 (Jacob Stephan van Alen; 

{^-^ Christina Pruyn or wife of (35) ). 
Christina bp. at Kinderhook Jan. 24, 1746-7, (Frans /^rttjw probably 

(35); Hilletje z'a« /?;'C/^). 
Stephanus bp. at Ciaverack Jan. 16, 1747-8, ( (36) Harmen Pruyn, 

uncle ; Jannetje van Alen). 
Alida bp. at Kinderhook Feb. 10, 1749-50, (William van Aalsteyn ; 
(34) Lydia Pruyn, aunt). 


Pieter van Buren married (34) Lydia^ Pruyn [Areni,'^ Frans Jansen") 
bp. at the Dutch Church, Albany, January 24, 1722, (Leendert or Leon- 
ard Gansevoort ; Margarita Gajisevoort) and had issue found on the re- 

Catryna bp. at Kinderhook Jan. 5, 1753, ( (13) Arent Pruyn, grand- 
father ; {t^'^) Christina Pruyn or wife of (35) ). 
Maria bp. at Coxsackie May 15, 1755, (Ephraim V^an Buren; Susanna 

Ten Eyck). 
Cornelis bp. at Kinderhook Oct. 8, 1757, (Cornelis van Buren, and 

wife Maria IMse). 
Christina bp. atKinderhook May 24, 1761 ( (35) Frans Pruyn uncle; 
Christina Goes his wife). 


(35) Frans^ or Francis^ Pruyn {Areni,^ Frans jfansen^), bp. at the 
Dutch Church, Albany, Feb. 2, 1724 (Elbert Gerritse ; Catryna Ganse- 

* The Dood-Boek, or list of burials from 1722 to 1757, of persons belonging to the 
Dutch Churcli at Albany, was kept by Barent Bradt, the voor-lezer of the church. A 
translation of it by Gen. S. V. Talcott will be found in Munsell's Annals of Albany, 
Vol. I. p. 131, and in Talcott's Notes on New York and New England Families, p. 

X2 Pruyn Family — American Branch. [J^^n-, 

voori), d. Nov. 26, 1783 ; m. before 1748 Christina Goes or Hoes. She 
d. Feb. 16, 1805. Mr. and Mrs. Pruyn are buried in the old family- 
burying- ground on the Pruyn farm, now belonging to William Van 
Schaack Beekman, at Kinderhook. Their double headstone is still in 
position. Their graves and two others are the only ones remaining in 
the family burying ground, several bodies having been removed to the 
Kinderhook Cemetery, where interments are now made. 

Frans Pruyn, like his father, was taught the trade of smith. He 
succeeded to the farm and the smithy. He was a man of good standing. 
In i758-i76oand in 1766 he was a Deacon of the Kinderhook Dutch 
Church, and in 1 774-1 776 was an Elder. 

A copy of his will is on file in the Office of the Surrogate of New 
York County. It mentions " dearly beloved wife Christina ****** 
my son John and his wife and children," ***** and appoints "my 
said wife Christina, my said John and his wife Catharine " executors. In 
substance, it leaves all his property, after his wife's death, to his son John, 
and is witnessed by John Quillot, John C. Wynkoop, and Myndert Vos- 
burgh. It is dated Nov, 22, 1783, a few days before his death. 

He left issue — 

335 John, m. Catharine van der Poel. 


(36) Harmen^ Pruyn (Aren/,^ Frans Jansen"^, evidently named for 
his maternal grandfather, Harme Gansevoort, vas baptized at the Dutch 
Church, Albany, Oct. 19, 1727 ((9) Samuel Pruyn, uncle; Anna Du 
Arrant). He m. Aug. 20, 1758, at Kinderhook, Jannetje Goes or Hoes. 

He was engaged in the grain and freighting business at Stuyvesant, 
and, in a deed dated Aug. 30, 1770, recorded in the Albany County 
Clerk's Office, Deeds 11 (old Book L), p. 49, he is described as sloop- 
master. He is said to have had considerable means for those days. In 
1776 we find him on the list of Deacons in the Dutch Church at Kinder- 
hook. During the Revolution he took the side of the British, and the 
only entry remaining in his Dutch Bible, now in the possession of his 
descendant, Mrs. William Ovens, of Wilton, Ontario, reads : " Harme 
Pruyn was banished from Kinderhook, 1777." He joined the British on 
Long- Island, it is said, and became one of the band of United Empire 
Loyalists. His property suffered, to some extent at least, during his ab- 
sence, as the story has come down in the family that his store was broken 
open by Colonel Hoes, who seized upon the grain and fed it to his (Col. 
Hoes') horses. Ten years later, 1787, Harmen Pruyn appears again at 
Kinderhook as an Elder in the Dutch Church, but disappears from the 
list of Elders in 1792, so it was probably at this time, or at a later period, 
that he moved to Canada and joined the colony of United Empire Loy- 
alists who settled near Bath, on the shores of Lake Ontario. His son 
(337) Matthew had been in Canada as early as 1790. Harmon's name 
has not been found in the Canadian land grants before 1802. In the 
Register's Office at Napanee there is a minute of a grant to him of land at 
Bath, dated May 17, 1802 ; and in the Department of Crown Lands, at 
Toronto, there is a grant to Harmon Pruyn, dated Feb. 15, 1808, of lot 
13 and west half af lot 14, in 9th Con. of the township of Huntington, in 
the county of Hastings. The records at Belleville, the county town, also 

1890.] Pruyn Fa?}iily — American Branch. j- 

contain a minute of the patent, and it appears that the property was 
deeded June 6, iSio, to Richard Cartwriglit. It is barely possible that 
Harmon Pruyn, the above grantee, may have been the grandson (354) 
Harmon, who, in 1808, would be about 23 years old, and of whom I 
have been unable to learn anything, (36) Harmon Pruyn had issue : 
;^2,(> Arent m. (342) Christine Pruyn. 

337 Matthew m., ist, Martha Thatford ; 

2nd, Mary de Forest. 

338 Catharine m. Bartholomew Van Valkenburg 

339 Frans or Francis m. Catharina Simmon. 

340 Maria m. 1st, Stephen Fairfield ; 

2nd, Thomas Borland. 

341 Helena, bp. at Kinderhook, Oct. 30, 1774 (Mattheus Goes ; 

Helena Van Deusen). 


(335) John'* Pruyn [Francis,^ Arent,'' Frans Jansen,') born Jane 10, 
174S ; under a license from Sir Henry Moore, dated Oct. 27, 1767, he 
married at Linlithgo Cluirch, Livingston Manor, Nov. 28 or Dec. 19,1767, 
Catharine Van der Poel b. April 10, 1746; d. June 22, 1826, dau. of 
John Van der Poel and Annatj^ Staats. (See (23) Van der Poefin Talcott's 
Notes on New York and New England Families.) 

[Johannes or John Van der Poel, the father of Mrs. Pruyn, married 
his wife Annatje Staats May 5, 1743, at the house of her kinswoman, 
Madam Schuyler,* "The American Lady," at the Flatts above Albany. 
According to tchuyler, in Colonial New York, Vol. H., note 2 foot of page 
160, Anna Staats, who was probably Johannes Van der Poel's second wife, 
was not a daughter of Dr. Samuel Staats,' the adherent of Leisler, but 
doubtless of Abraham Staats, who was Dr. Samuel's nephew. She was, 
by the same authority, a niece by marriage of Aunt Schuyler, " The 
American Lady " and a second cousin by blood.] 

John Piuyn was a resident of Kinderhook, greatly respected. He was 
a man of means and owned several slaves. In his generation the slaves 
worked the smithy. He is said to have owned as many as thirty slaves f 

* For an account of Aunt Schuyler and for a charming picture of the Dutch Col- 
onial life at Albany read memoirs of An American Lady by Mrs. Anne Grant of Lag- 
gan, edited in J8'6, by James Grant Wilson and published by Munsell, Albany, 1876. 
Earlier editions are out of print. 

f Pomp, the slave of Mr. John Pruyn, appears on the Dutch Church records at 
Kinderhook, where he had the following children baptized, their mother being given 
as Naan, a free black : 

i. Zoon b. April 24, 1792.") 
ii. Jack b. Oct. 8, 1795. l^bp. Aug, 22, 1802. 
iii. Tom b. Feb. 5, 1797. J 
iv. Elizabeth b. July 9, 1799, bp. Aug. 4, 1799. The mother's name does not 

appear on the register, but Elizabeth, slave of J. Van Alen, is witness. 
V. Jaap b. Jan. 25, 1802, bp. May 9. 
vi. Jin b. Feb. 3, 1804, bp. Feb. 5. 
vii. Jacob b. or bp. July 24, 1S06. 
viii. Abraham b. June 23, 1810, bp. Sept, 2. 

The family slaves often took the name of Pruyn, sometimes corrupted by them to 
Pryne and even Prime. In the county records at the Columbia County Clerk's office 
at Hudsoil, N. Y., I find Samuel Pruyn, alias Ebo and Sarah Ebo alias Pruyn occur- 
ring in Deeds about 1835. In Book V., p. 125 they are described as "free black per 


Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Jan., 

at one time. Whether this is a fact or an exaggerated tradition the writer 
does not know. In John Pruyn's time the old house it is said was 
enlarged to its present size. Much of the woodwork is excellent and 
the house is one of the few houses remaining that contains a bed-zink. 
The bed-zink, however, is not used as a sleeping apartment but as a cup- 

John Pruyn and his wife were church members in 1768. His name 
appears among the Deacons 1 772-1 774, 1780, 1 787-1 790, and among 
the Elders 1 793-1 795, 1798, 1 803-1 805. He also pays for several seats. 

He died March 26, 18 15. 

His will and codicil are recorded in the Office of the Surrogate at 
Hudson, N. Y., in Book D of Wills, at page 262. In his will he leaves 
"to my beloved wife Catharine the whole of my real and personal estate 
as long as she shall remain my widow." He mentions Maria, widow of 
Francis Pruyn ; three grandsons, Abraham, John Tise, and Peter, "chil- 
dren of my son Francis, deceased," granddau'^ Catharine and Lucretia, 
children of said son Francis. To his son John I. Pruyn he leaves the 
homestead, with all land thereto belonging, also land in De Bruyne* 
Patent, also "my negro called Sam." To Lucas I. Van Alen and Henry 
Van Vleck he leaves one-seventh of the remainder of his estate during a 
certain period for the support of "my daughter Margaret and her chil- 
dren." The rest and residue he leaves to daughters Tiny (Christine), 
wife of Arent Pruyn ; Hannah (Anna), wife of Wm. Barthrop ; Catherine, 
wife of Peter Van Vleck ; Maria, wife of Lucas I. Van Alen ; Sarah, wife 
of Arent Van Vleck, and Elizabeth, wife of Henry Van Vleck. He men- 
tions " Hannah and Tiny having each had a slave." To grandson John 
Tise (Matthias) Pruyn he gives ;^50, and to grandson John P. Beekman 
one horse. " 12th, I do hereby order that my Negroe Mink shall be at 
liberiy to choose with whom of my children he will live — and that the 
person with whom he shall choose to live shall pay to my daughters a 
fair price for him, together with the blacksmith's tools." The will is dated 
Dec. 4, 1810, and he names as the executors his grandson John P. Beek- 
man and his (wife's) nephews James van der Poel (afterwards Judge James 
van der Poel) and Isaac Van Dyck. In the codicil, dated Jan. 22, 18 13, 
he revokes the bequest to Lucretia, dau. of deceased son Francis, she 
having died meanwhile. He mentions her sister Catharine. To Affy 

sons." Instead of signing their names they invariably make their marks. So do 
generally Abraham Prime and invariably Sarah Pryne or Prime, his wife, but whether 
these are white or black persons is not quite clear. Among the marriages at the 
Kinderhook Dutch Church the following occur: 

1844 Oct. 26, Ricliard Pruyn and Mary Ann Ebo, both colored. 

1848 Sept. 2, Henry Thompson and Amanda M. Pruyn, colored. 

Among the funerals mentioned in the same records is that of Richard Pruyn's 
child, colored," Sept. 15, 184S. In the Surrogate's Office at Hudson, Book E of 
Letters of Administration, page 180, letters are granted Dec. i860, to " Richard 
Pruyme " of Sluyvesant on the estate of " Lucretia Pruyme" and in Records Book 
P. p. 364, 365, Dec. 13, i860, "Richard Pruyne " applies for the appointment of 
appraisers to appraise the goods, etc., of Lucretia Pruyne," deceased, his wife. 

* Jan Hendrickse De Bruyn (Bruyn, De Bruyne, etc.,) received patents for tracts 
of land near the present village of Kinderhook previous to 1671. He lived in Albany 
and New York. (335) John Pruyn's land in the De Bruyne patent came probably 
from purchase as De Bruyn was no relation to the family. Bniyn and Pruyn, as 
persons familiar with Dutch genealogy know, are different names, and the two fami- 
lies are in no way connected with each other. 

1890.] Pruvn Family — American Branch. jr 

Claw* he directs that ^25 "be paid by all my children — also to her the 
choice of all my cows." To son John land at Eyke Bush. Mentions dau. 
Margaret, deceased dau. Maria, dau. Catharine. The shares of Peggy 
(Margaret) and Tiny (Christine) are to be paid to their respective trustees. 
That part of estate willed to deceased dau. Maria, wife of Lucas I. Van 
Alen he gives to her children Christina and John ; that part willed to 
Tiny gives to son John I. Pruyn and grandson John P. Beekman in trust 
for support of Tiny and her children. Mentions grandson John Tise 
(Matthias) Pruyn and grandson Lucas, son of John Pruyn. Makes Lucas 
van Alen executor, in place of Isaac van Dyck. 

John Pruyn and Catharine van der Poel had issue — 

342 Christine m. (336) Arent Pruyn. 

343 Anna m., ist, John J. Beekman ; 

2nd, William Barthrop. 

344 Catharine m. Peter Van Vleck. 

345 Margaret m. Daniel Staats. 

346 Maria m. Lucas L Van Alen. 

347 Francis m. Maria Van Vleck. 

348 Sarah m. Arent Van Vleck. 

349 John L m,, ist, Jane Van Vleck ; 

2nd, Elizabeth Van Valkenburg. 

350 Elizabeth m. Henry Van Vleck. 

zz^. 342. 

(336) Arenf Pruyn {Harvmi,^ Arent,- Frans Jansen^), b. July 17, 
1759, bp. at Kinderhook July 22, 1759 (Arent Pruyn, grandfather; 
Christyntje Pruyn {'i'^), or wife of (35)), married his cousin (342) 
Christines Pruyn {yohn,'' Francis,^ Are?it,- Frans Jansen"^), b. Dec. 12, 
bp. Dec. 24, 1"]^^, at Kinderhook (Frans Pruyn and wife Christina 
Goes, grandparents). 

Arent Pruyn died March 8, 1843, ^^ Greenfield, near Saratoga, N. Y., 
and is buried there. His wife died Feb. 2, 1857, at Amsterdam, N. Y., 
and is buried there (Manny's Corners). By this marriage there was issue — 

351. Harmon or Herman m. Gertrude Marcellus. 

352. Catharine, b. July 8, 1795, bp. Aug. 2, 1795, at Kinderhook 

Dutch Church ((335) John Pruyn and wife Catharine Van der 
Poel, maternal grandparents). 

353. Jane m. James Wood. 


(337) Matthew* Pruyn {Harmen,^ Arent,'^ Frans yansen^), bp. at 
Kinderhook July 18, 1762 (Mattheus Goes, Marytje Van Schaak), lived at 
Kinderhook, but subsequently removed to Canada, joining the colony of 
United Empire Loyalists, probably about 1790, as on Feb. 4 of that year 
he was one of the witnesses to the marriage of Henry MacGuein and 
Christina Simmon, at St. John's, Bath (Bath Registers, Liber A. No. 42, 
in vault at Kingston). He is said to have been a Captain in the Canadian 

* Claw or Clauw was an old Dutch name and AffyClaw was a relative or depend- 
ent of the family. 

1 6 Pruyn Fa7nily — American Branch. [J3-"m 

militia and to have held an important magisterial position. He was a 
farmer, and lived in the Township of Marysburgh, Prince Edward County, 
U. C. Every U. E. Loyalist was entitled to receive from the Canadian 
government a certain number of acres for himself and his children. In 
this way Mr. Pruyn became possessed of his farm, which is pleasantly 
situated on the shores of the lake, and of which portions are still in the 
possession of his daughters' descendants. 

Pie married twice, his first wife being Martha Thatford. In the 
New York Marriage Licenses their license is given March' 21, 1783, his 
name, through a typographical error, appearing as Pruyor, By this mar- 
riage he had two sons, Harmen and William. It is stated that his daugh- 
ter Martha was named for his first wife but was the child of his second 
wife Mary De Forest, whom he married probably in Canada, and who 
is the mother of his remaining children. Mary De Forest's name appears 
also among the witnesses at the above mentioned MacGuein-Simmon wed- 
ding, Feb. 4, 1790. 

Matthew Pruyn, although in comfortable circumstances, wasnotaman 
of wealth. He died about 1813 and his will dated January 14th of that 
year recorded at Kingston, Ontario, mentions his four sons and five 
daughters, who in order of birth are as follows : 

354 Harmen bp. at Kinderhook, N. V.. June 18, 1785, ( (36) Har- 

men Pruyn and wife Jannetje Hoes, grandparents) ; oddly 
enough beyond the statement that he lived in Canada there is 
as yet no further reliable trace of him. 

355 William m. Mary Church. 

356 Martha m. ist Edward Wright. 

2nd John Byrns. 

357 Sarah m. ist John Stevens. 

2nd Thomas Wattam. 

358 Jane Griffiths m. Samuel Byrns. 

359 Simon Ebenezer m. Mary Steel. 

360 Catharine m. Thomas Ellison Williamson. 

361 Rebecca b. or bp. July 18, 1810, 

m. ist Hawley. 

2nd Peter Lewis. Said to have had no children by 
either marriage. 

362 Matthew m. Gurnilda Angeline Tracy. 

Mrs. Mary de Forest Pruyn (337) Matthew's widow m. 2nd Thomas or 
Henry Moukler and is said to have had at least a dau. Nora. 


Bartholomew Van Valkenburg of Kinderhook m. (338) Catharine'' 
Pruyn {Harmen.^ Arenl,^ Frans Jansen^), bp. at Kinderhook, June 
2, 1765 (Cornells van Alen ; Catharine van A!en) and had issue on 

Elizabeth m. (349) John I. Pruyn. 

Jannetje bp. Dec. 19, 1790 ( (36) Harmen Prujn and wife Jannetje 
Hoes, grandparents.) 

Bata b. March 17, 1793. 
bp. May 12, 1793. 

1890.] Pruyn Family — American Branch. i^ 

Jacob* b. May 28, 1795. 

bp. June 21, 1795. 
Harmon Pruyn b. Aug. 20, 1797. 

m. (365) Catharine Pruyn. 
Bartley b. July 12, 1799. 
Maria b. April 17, 1801. 

bp. May 17, 1801. 
Lydia Christine b. November 15, 1807. 
William b. Jan. 6, 18 10. 


(339) Francis'' or Frans Pruyn [Harmen,^ Arent^'^ Frans Janscn^) bp. 
at Kinderhook Dutch Church May 8, 1768 ( (35) Frans Pruyn, uncle 
and wife Jesyntje (Christina) Goes.) lived at Fredericksburgh, Lennox Co., 
Ontario; removed to Wilton, Ernestown, Addington Co., Ontario. 
He m. Nov. 20, 1794. at St. John's Church in Ernest-Town, (now in 
Bath) Catharina Simmon or Simmons as the name appears in later days. 
The marriage was performed by John Langhorn, Episcopal Missionary. 
Plis sister, (340) Maria Pruyn, was one of the witnesses. (See Marriages 
No. T^j, Liber B. Bath Parish Registers in the vault of the Incorporated 
Synod of the Diocese of Ontario at Kingston, Canada. ) He is described in 
the register as being a bachelor and Catharina Simmon as spinster. She 
was the dau. of Henry Simmon, or Simmons and Margaret Bonesteel. 
Col. Henry Simmons, as he was called, belonged to a family that crossed 
from the United States into Canada at the time of the American Revolu- 
tion and joined the United Empire Loyalists. A price is said to have 
been set on Col. Simmon's head by the American authorities. He 
settled at Wilton where he erected mills. From the records of the Regis- 
ter's office at Belleville, Ont. , it appears that on ]\Iarchi, 1809, a patent 
was issued to Catharine, wife of Francis Pruyn, for lots i and 2 Con. 8 
Township of Huntingdon, which land was disposed of March 21, 181 1, 
to Richard Cartwright. 

Francis Pruyn, who was engaged in farming, died at Wilton, June 24, 
1 84 1. His will is entered in the Register's office at Napanee in Book G. 
of Records of the County of Addington. His wife survived him many 
years and died June 11, 1866. They had issue : 

363. Jane m. Milton Fisk. 

364. Margaret m. Fiancis Harvey Lawrence, at one time of Syracuse, 

N. Y. She died at Wilton leaving no issue. 


Stephen Fairfield of Ernest town, Ontario, son of William Fairfield 
and Abigail Baker m. at Bath, at St. John's Church, (See Marriage "jd 
Liber B. of Bath Registers in vault at Kingston. Ontario), March 11, 
1799, (340) Maria* Pruyn [Harmen,^ Arent.- Frans fansen^), bp. at 
Kinderhook Dutch Church, Nov. 11, 1770, (Mattheus Goes; Flelena 
va?i Deusen). 

Mr. Fairfield d. Dec. 1820, (bur. Dec. 20), having had issue : 

* Father of the late Robert Bruce Van Valkenburg, member N. Y. State Legis- 
lature ; U. S. Minister to Japan i866-'69 ; Judge Supreme Court of Florida. See 
Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. 

1 8 Pruyn Family — American Branch, [Jan., 

Jane b. Jan. i, 1800; d. Aug. 8, 1832, m. 1822 (?) John Dean. He 
d. May 25, 1847, at Montreal, Aet. 57. By this marriage there 
was issue : 

i. Maria, living at Sydenham, bp. at St. John's Bath, June 
20, 1824, {^sccva, Fairfield.^ 
ii. Stephen, 
iii. James. 
Harmon b. Dec. 19, 1804, m. Dec. 2 or 20, 1826, Alice Badgely 
b. Sept. 8, 1804, d. Aug. 19, 1861, and had 
i. Andrew Harmon b. Sept. 2, 1827. 

ii. Rachel b. June 22, 182^; d. Oct. 24, 1877, unmarried, 
iii. Maria b. Oct. 2, 1830, has kindly furnished the informa- 
tion relating to her family, 
iv. Stephen b. April 16, 1832. m. Sarah Glassop and has 
(a.) Henry Montague Feaiherstone b. Sept. 12, 1876. 
(b.) Harmon Pruyn, d. young, 
(c.) Mary Augusta b. March, 1881. 
(d.) Beatrice Alice Magilvira, b. Feb. 28, 1885. 
V. James Badgely, b. March 28, 1834, m. Sept. 12, 1883, 
Mary Elizabeth Sills and has 
(a.) Louise Alice, b. Aug. 19, 1884. 
(b.) Mabel Amy, b. March 10, 1887. 
vi. Jane Alice, b. Oct. 20, 1836. 

vii. Thomas Dorland, b. April 18, 1838, lives at Berthold, 
Colorado, m. June 10, 1866, Victoria Preston and has 
(a.) Alice Thatford, b. June i, 1867. 
(b.) Alexander Preston, b. Oct. 7, 1870 ; d. June, 

(c.) Olive James, b. Dec. 6, 1872. 
(d ) William Harmon, b. July 9, 1875. 
(e.) Henry Stephen, b. Sept. 1880. 
(f.) Kieth Johnson, b. Nov. 1S88. 
Mrs. (340) Maria Pruyn Fairfield m. secondly (Liber D. Bath), Dec. 
31, 1829, Thomas Dorland, but had no issue by this marriage. He died 
at Adolphustown, Ontario, March 5, 1832. Shed. Jan. 9, 1853. 


John J. Beekman,* physician, b. at Kingston, N. Y., July 4^ 1761, 
son of Johannis Beekman and Lydia Van Keuren ; d. Feb. ii or 21, 
1794 or 5, bur. in Kinderhook Cemetery, m. at Kinderhook, January 14, 
1787 (343) Annas or Annatje Pruyn {John,'' Francis,'^ Arenl,^ Frans Jan- 
sen^), b. March 27, 1771, bp. at Kinderhook Dutch Church, April 7, 
177'' (Johannes Van der Poel and wife Anna Siaa/s, grandparents) ; 
church members July 9, 1791, and had issue baptized at Kinderhook 
Dutch Church. 

John Pkuvn, b. March 13, 1788, bp. April 6, 1788, (John Pruvn and 
wife Catharine Van der Poel grandparents), d. Oct. 16, 1861. and 
is buried in Kinderhook Cemetery. He was a distinguished physi- 
cian and one of the prominent men of his day and locality. He 

* See Soi7te Records of the Beekman Family {family 15) in The Eecokd, Vol. 
xix. No. 2, page 49 ; also Holgate's American Genealogy. 

1890.] Priiyn Family — American Branch. jq 

resided at Kinderhook ; was State Senator (Third District) 6Sth, 69th 
and 70th sessions 1845, 1846, 1847 (N. Y. Civil List). He m. 
firstly Aug. 22, 1813, Catharine Van Schaack, dau. of Henry Van 
Schaack and Lydia Van Vleck, but had no issue. He m. secondly 
May 19, 1821, Eliza Griffith Clark, b. Aug. 28, 1792, at Rahway, 
N. J., d. Nov. 17, 1875, bur. in Kinderhook Cemetery, dau. of Dr. 
Abraham Clark and Lydia Griffith of Newark, N. J., and had issue: 
i. Catharine b. Jan. 3, 1822, bp. May 26, 1822, at Kinder- 
ii. Anna Rosalie b. Dec. 15, 1824, bp. April 10, 1825, at Kinder- 
Thomas bp. at Kinderhook, July 4, 1790, (John Beekman, Lydia Van 
Keuren, probably the grandparents), d. Feb. 2, 1870. He lived at 
Peterboro, N. Y., for some time and was a member of the 21st Con- 
gress i829-'30-'3i. Hem. May 12, 1818, Lydia Van Schaack (dau. 
of Peter Van Schaack and Elizabeth Van Alen, his second wife) d. 
April 27, 1862. Having no children Mr. Thomas Beekman adopted 
a nephew and niece of his wife. The 7iiece Adeline Elizabeth Van 
Schaack b. Feb. 28, 1830, dau. of Henry Cruger Van Schaack and 
Adeline Ives, m. Aug. 3, 1852, Aaron j. Van der Poel (See 87 
Van der Poel in Talcott's Genealogical Notes on New York and New 
England Families). The nepheiv, William Hawley Van Schaack b. 
Jan. I, 1840, son of Lucas Van Schaack and Sarah L. Hawley, took 
the name of Beekman and is known as William Van Schaack Beek- 
man. He lives on the old Pruyn farm and m. May 24, 1870, 
Sarah Magdalena Ten Eyck dau. of Peter Ten Broeck Ten Eyck. 
Mrs. Annatje Pruyn Beekman m. secondly, Dr. William Barthrop b. 
in England. He d. Oct. 21, 1S38, aet. 73 and is buried in Kinderhook 
Cemetery. She d. Nov. 19, 1848, bur. in Kinderhook Cemetery. 


Peter Van Vleck bp. March 17, 1771, at Kinderhook Dutch Church 
(Peter Vosburgh and Marytje Van Dyck, his wife) ; m. at Kinderhook, 
Feb. 16, 1792, (344); Catharine^ Pruyn {John,'' Francis,^ Arent,^ Frans 
fansen") b. April 2, 1773, bp. April, 11, 1773, (Lucas G^o^s ; Margaret 
Van der Poel). He d. Jan. 26, 1831. She d. March 20, 1855. 
Issue : 
Abi^ham b. Dec. i, bp. Dec. 23, 1792, at Kinderhook, (Abraham 

Van Vleck, Jannelje Voshirgh, grandparents). 
Catryna b. Feb. 3, bp. March 8, 1795, ( (335 John Pruyn, Catharine 

Van der Poel, grandparents). She d. Jan. 22, 1829. 
John b. Oct. 3, 1797, d. Sept. 3, 1799. 
John b. March 3, 1800, (Catherine Van der Poel, grandmother), d. 

Nov. 8, 1836. 
Jane d. May 12, 1803, aged 7 months 3 days. 
Jane b. Jan, 2, 1806 ; d. Nov. 12, 1824. 
Maria b. Nov. 11, 1808, bp. Jan. 5, 1809, d. April 18, 1865. 
Sarah Ann m. James E. Johnson. No ch. He d. June 14, 1858. 

She d. Oct. 1889. 
Peter Henry b. Aug. 23, 1816, d. April 7, 1865, m. Magdelen Van 
Heusen and left issue. 

20 Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Jan., 

Margaret m. Daniel Herrick. 

Catharine Maria. 

Annie Cook m. Edward Everett Tupper. ' 


Daniel Staats m. at Kinderhook, April 24, 1796, (345) Margaret^ 
(Eytje, Peggy) Yvwyn {[ohn,^ Fraficis,^ Arenl, Frans /ansen^) h. April 20, 
1775, bp. atKinderhook Dutch Church; Dec. 23, 1775 (Jan Thyse Co^^; 
Margarita Van Schaack, wife of Lou rens van Alen). 

By this marriage there was issue found on the Kinderhook records, 

Ann b. March 22, 1797 (Ann Siaals). 

John b. Jan. 6, 1799, bp. Feb. 3, 1799, (John Prujn ; Catharine 
Van der /'o^/ grandparents). 

Catharine b. April 29, bp. May 3, 1801. 

Christina b. Oct. 6, 1803, bp. Dec. 4, 1803. 

Barent b. April 20, 1806. 

Francis b, July 25, 1808, bp. Sept. 4, i8c8. 

Maria b. June 11, 1812. 

Peter b. Nov. 25, 18 14. 


Lucas L Van Alen of Kinderhook m. March i, 1804, (346) Maria^ 
Pruyn (John,*^ Francis,^ Arent,- Frans Janseti'^) born Oct. 15, 1777, bp. 
Nov. 23, iTTJ, at Claverack Dutch Church Laurents Van Dyck ; Maria 
Van der Poet). She was ad^nitted church member at Kinderhook, May 
24, 1806. 

By this marriage there was issue : 

Christina b. or bp. July 6, 1805, (Christina Van Dyck) m. Isaac Oak- 
ley, of Orange Co., N. Y. 

John b. April 16, bp. May 10, 1812. 


(347) Francis^ Pruyn {John,* Francis ^^ Arent,'^ Frans Jansen^) b. Feb. 
I, 1780, bp. Feb. 13, 1780 (J(^hn Van Aa/s/eyn a.nd Sarah Van der Poe/, 
liis wife) married Maria Van Vleck bp. Feb. 7, 1779 (Lucas van Alen 
and his wife Hilletje Vosburgh) dau. of Abraham L Van Vleck (d. Feb. 
19, i82i)and Jannetje Vosburgh (b. Dec. i. 1747, d. Sept. 9, 1S25). 
Francis Pruyn was a man of high intellectual ability. He was a lawyer of 
note and held important local positions. He died Sept. 18, 18 10, in his 
thirty-first year, being thus cut off from a useful career that promised dis- 
tinction. His widow survived him less than six years. She d. April 11, 
i3i6. By this marriage there was issue: 

365 Catharine b. May 22, 1803, bp. July 3, 1803, (Catharine l^an 

der Pod, grandmother). She m. 1829, Herman Pruyn V.iu 
Valkenburg, son of (338) Catharine Pruyn and Bartholomew 
L Van Valkenburg. 

366 Abraham b. Oct. 24, 1804. He lived at Oswego, N. Y. He 

m. Sarah Jenks but d. April 2, 1852, leaving no issue. 

367 John Matthias m. Margaret Van Schaack. 

368 Peter b. Sept. 30, 1808 ; d. Feb. 28, 1823. 

369 Lucretia b. June 17, 1810 ; died young. 

1890.] Pruym Family — American Branch, 21 


Arent Van Vleck of Kinderhook, bp. Oct. 14, 1783, (Arent Vos- 
burgh ; Anna Vosburgh, wife of Jac. Van Alen) son of Abraham I. Van 
Vleck and Jannetje Vosburgh ; married Feb. 21, 1809, (348) Sarah^ 
Pruyn [John,^ Francis,^ Artnt,'^ Frans Jansen,) b. May 11, 1782, bp. 
June 2, 17S2, (John Van Aalsteyn, Sarah van der Poel, his wife). 

Of this marriage there was issue found on the Dutch Church Records 
of Kinderhook: 

Abraham b. May 31, 1812, bp. June 28, and d. July 2, 1812. 

Maria b. Dec. 29, 1814 ; bp. Feb. 12, 1815. d. Sept. 19, 1873. 

Abraham Francis b. March 19, 18 17, bp. April 27, 1817. 

Catharine b. April 9, 1819. 

Jane Elizabeth b. Feb. 22, 1822 ; bp. April 21, 1822. 

William Henry b. July 7, bp. Nov. 7, 1825 ; d. Dec. 14, 1865. 

Margaret Ann b. Dec. 25, 1828, bp. July 6, 1829. 


(349)"John5 I* Pruyn of Kinderhook, ( John,'^ Francis,'^ Areut,- Frans 
Jansen^) born Feb. 11, 1784 bp. at the Kinderhook Dutch Church March 
7, 1784 (Isaac van der Poei 3i\)d his wife Moyca Huyck) m. firstly Sept. 8, 
1805, Jane Van Vleck ; bp. Oct. 22, 1786 (Meindert Vosburgh, Lydia 
Vosburgh, young woman) ; dau. of Abraham I. Van Vleck and Jannetje 
Vosburgh of Kinderhook. Mrs. Pruyn died Oct. 5, 1823. Mr. Pruyn 
was engaged in farming and lived on the old homestead. After his death 
it passed into other hands, its latest transfer being to Mr. William Van 
Schaack Beekman mentioned previously. Mr. Pruyn was a man of 
prominence at Kinderhook and was a gentleman of the old school. An 
excellent oil portrait of him exists and belongs to his daughter-in-law for- 
merly Mrs. (371) Abraham Van Vleck Pruyn, now Mrs. Walter Ross of 
Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. By his first marriage 
Mr. Pruyn had issue : 

370 John m. Maria Snyder. 

371 Abraham Van Vleck m. Clara Louisa Maria Fairfield. 

372 Francis b. June 4, 1810; d. Feb. 14, 1844, unmarried. 

373 Lucas m. Cynthia Willsey. 

374 Jane m. John Chester Sweet. 

375 Isaac m. ist Mary Jane Wilcoxson. 

2nd Sarah Elizabeth Wilcoxson. 

376 Catharine Maria b. Aug. 8, 1819 ; d. Nov. 23, 1877. She be- 

came the second wife ot Hugh Van Alstyne, son of Adam, a 
prominent citizen t)f Kinderhook, but had no issue. 

377 Anna m. John Wilcoxson. Mr. John I. Pruyn m. secondly 
June 7, 1825, Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh, b. Nov. 16, 1788 ; d. Jan. 21, 
188 1, dau. of Bartholomew Van Valkenburgh and (338) Catharine Pruyn ; 
bp. Jan. 4. 1789 ; ( (336) Arent Pruyn uncle ; (340) Maria Pruyn aunt). 
Mr. Pruyn d. Jan. 24, 1856, having had issue by this marriage : 

* The letter I or J in John I. merely indicates that he is John the son of John. 
This use of the initial letter of the father's first name was quite common among the 
Dutch. In full Mr. Pruyn's name would be in Dutch Jan Jansen Pruyn, Pruen, 
Proen, etc. 

22 Pruyn Fa77iily — American Branch. [Jan., 

378 Bartholomew m. ist Sarah Caroline Thomas. 

m, 2nd Judith A. Groat. 

379 Sarah Elizabeth b, April 6, 1828 ; d. unmarried May 3 or 4, 


380 Catalina b. April 23, 1S30 ; d. unmarried May 15, 1856. 


Henry Van Vleck of Kinderhook, bp. Oct. 21, 1781, (Jacobus va7i 
der foe/ and wile Lucretia Van Vleck) ; d. Feb. 20, 1840 ; son of Abra- 
ham I. Van Vleck and Janeltje Vosburgh, m. Aug. 4, 1805, (350) Eliza- 
beths Pruyn, [John^'' Francis,'^ Artnt, "" Frans Jansen,^) b. March 19, 1787, 
bp. April I-, 1787 ; (Arent van Dyck and wife Catharina vati Buren). She 
d. Feb. 20, 1858, having had issue by this marriage, found on the church 

Abraham b. INIay 15, 1806 ; d. Jan. 24, 18 13. 

John Pruyn b. Jan. 14, 1808 ; d. Jan. 20, 1875. 


Isaac b. Jan. 4, 181 2. 

Francis b. Feb. 20, 1814 ; d. March 5, 18 16. 

Arent b. Feb. 15, 1816. 

William Barthrop b. Nov. 13, 18 18. 


(351) Hirmon- or Herman^ Pruyn [Aren// Harmen,'^ Arent,'' Frans 
/arisen'') b. Feb. 8, 1792 at Kinderhook, bp. there March 4, 1792. 
((36) Harmen Pruyn and wife Jannetje Hoes grandparents) ; married at 
Amsterdam, N. Y., July 8, 1833 Gertrude Marcellus b. at Amster- 
dam Oct. 24, 1 801 dau. of Nicholas Marcellus or Marcelus and Sarah 

Herman Pruyn attended school in Vermont and at Kinderhook. He 
became a physician, receiving his medical diploma Jan. 17, 1828 at the 
Medical College of the County of Herkimer, N. Y. His son states that 
he was also a Minister of the Gospel. During the latter years of his 
life, his eyesight having become impaired, he managed the affairs of a 
farm. He at one time lived at Manny's Corners near Amsterdam, N. Y., 
where he was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He held the same 
position at Clarinda. Iowa. Dr. Heiman Pruyn died March 25, 1877 
at Page Centre, Page Co. Iowa and is buried at Clarinda, Iowa. Mrs. 
Pruyn died Sept. 28, 1878 at VVahoo, Nebraska and is buried at Clarinda, 

They had issue : . 

381 James Wood m. Rebecca Bradshaw Gray. 

382 Anna b. March 28, 1838 at Amsterdam, N. Y ; resides at Santa 

Ynez, Santa Barbara Co., California ; m. Oct. 18, 1867 J^mes 
Wilson M.D. , b. at G]asgol\'^, Scotland Aug. 9, 1837, grad. 
Hanover College, Indiana, 1861, son of Andrew and Christina 

383 Marcellus b. Feb. i. 1841 at Greenfield, N. Y. ; unmarried; 

lives at Santa Ynez where he is engaged in farming. 

1890.] Pruyn Family — American Branch. 2% 


James Wood b. July 12, 1799 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co. N. Y. ; son 
of Jonathan Wood and Susanna Kellogg married Oct. 3, 1826 (353) 
Jane^ Pruyn {Arent,^ Harmen,^ Arenl,- Frans Janseri^) b. Sept. 7, 1797 
at Kinderhook, N. Y. 

Jonathan Wood the father of James came from Westchester Co., N. Y. 
and Susanna Kellogg from New Canaan, Conn. Their ancestors were 
Puritans. Soon after the Revolution Jonathan purchased a farm at 
Greenfield near Saratoga. His brother Joseph owned the adjoining 
farm and the two brothers with other settlers organized a Congregational 
Church still existing. Jonathan was one of its deacons. He was also 
a major of militia, 

James Wood studied first at the Milton Academy, then for one sum- 
mer at the Ballston, N. Y. Academy and for another summer at the 
Lenox, Mass. Academy. In order to obtain money for his education 
he taught during the winters at Gloversville, Greenfield, Galway and 
Milton. In 1819 he entered Sophomore at Union College and gradu- 
ated in 1822 taking the gold medal and being elected on merit a ^, ji, n, 
He then studied at the Princeton Theological Seminary at the same time 
teaching in the Lawrenceville Classical and Commercial High School 
(now the Lawrenceville School on the John C. Green foundation). 
He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Albany in Aug. 1824, 
several months before he left the seminary in order to itinerate for two 
months in Luzerne Co. Pa. for the Assembly's Board of Missions and 
in 1825-6 preached at Wilkesbarre and Kingston, Pa. In Sept. 1826 he 
became pastor of Amsterdam and Veddersburg, N. Y. holdifig the posi- 
tion until 1833. In the autumn of this year he was appointed agent in 
the South and West for the Board of Education of the Presbyterian 
Church. In 1839 he was appointed Professor of Biblical Criticism and 
Oriental Literature in the Indiana Theological Seminary, then at Hano- 
ver, moved in 1S40 to New Albany and again in 1857 to Chicago chang- 
ing its name to the Presbyterian Seminary of the North West. In 1841 
he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Marion College, Mis- 
souri. In 1847 he was Moderator of the Synod of Indiana. In 1851 
he again became an agent of the Board of Education and from i854-'9 
was one of its associate secretaries, the Rev. Cortland Van Rensselaer 
D.D., and the Rev. William Chester D.D. being the other two. From 
1859 to 1866 he was President of Hanover College, Indiana. He was 
also President of the Board of Directors of the .above-mentioned Presby- 
terian Seminary of the N. W. at Chicago. In 1864 he was Moderator 
of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the United States 
at Newark, N. J. In 1866 he became principal of the Van Rensselaer 
Institr.te at Hightstown, N. J. a school started for the education of the 
children of missionaries. After Dr. Wood's death the school did not 
go on. Dr. Wood took a high rank- among the clergymen of his denom- 
ination. He was a man of s )und judgment, amiable temper, extensive 
learning and great energy. He Hvas a writer of note. In addition to 
sermons and magazine articles his works comprise "A Treatise on Bap- 
tism " (1850); "'The Old and New Theology" (1855) in which he gave 
the fullest exhibition of the reasons that led to the disruption of the 
Presbyterian Church and its division into the Old and New School, that 

2 A Pruyn Famih — Ajnericaii Branch. [J^^n., 

has ever been published ; " Memoir of Sylvester Scovel, D.D. " ; "A Call 
to the Sacred Office"; "The Best Lesson and the Best Time to learn 
It"; "The Gospel Fountain " ; "Grace and Glory," etc. Dr. Wood d. 
Sunday April 7, 1867 at Hightstown, N. J. and is buried at Princeton. 
(Authorities consulted; his son and Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American 

His widow, Jane Pruyn, survived him ten years. She was a woman 
of rarely lovely Christian character and took a deep interest in church and 
public matters. She died May 27, 1877, at Princeton, N. J., and is 
buried there. By this marriage there was issue : 

Edward James b. July 28, 1827, at Amsterdam, N. Y., d. there 

Sept. 18, 1828. 
Henry b. and d. June 19, 1831, at Amsterdam, N, Y. 
Edward Payson b. Aug. 9, 1832, at Amsterdam, N. Y. ; graduate of 
College of New Jersey at Princeton and of the Princeton Theologi- 
cal Seminary ; clergyman of the Presbyterian Church, now settled 
at Mt. Ayr, Iowa : Contributor to the " Princeton Review ; " m. 
Oct. 14, 1863, ]\Iary Henderson Green Hamill, dau. of Rev. Sam- 
uel McClinlock Hamill, U.D.* and Matilda Marguretta Green of 
Lawrenceville, N. J., and has issue : 

i. James Edward b. at Hightstown, N. J., Aug. 30, 1867. 
ii. Matilda Green b. at Princeton, N. J., April 10, 1872. 
iii. Samuel Hamill b. at Princeton, N. J., June 24, 1876. 
James Henry b. May i, 1833 at Amsterdam, N. Y., d. there May 20, 

John Rice b. June 18, 1835, at Lexington, Va.; grad. College of New 
Jersey at Princeton and of Princeton Theological Seminary ; cler- 
gyman of the Presbyterian Church ; d. Sept. 7, i860, at Hanover, 


(355) Williams or William Thatford Pruyn {Maithew\ Harmen,^ 
Arent;-' Frans Jansen"-) b. Api'il 11, 1787, bp. May 6, 1787 at Kinder- 
hook Dutch Church (John Thatford ; Mary Thatford, widow) lived in 
Fredericksburg, Ontario, was merchant, farmer and lumber dealer and 
erected the first lumber mill on the Salmon River, Ontario. He d. Aug. 
3, bur. Aug. 4, 1827, at St. Paul's, Fredericksburg. 

He m. May 3, 1807 (family Bible) Mary Church, b. Sept. 24, 1786 ; 
d. Oct. I, 1853 ; tl^"- <-^'" Oliver Church and Jemima Richie, and had 

384 Martha m. John Finkle. 

385 Jemima b. April 20, 1809; d. Oct. 15, 1846; m. Oct. 16, 

1835, Henry Finkle, 

386 Jane Maria b. Dec. 20, 181 1 - d. Jan. 24, 1829. 

387 "Oliver Thatford, m. Eliz.ibcth Rickerson Dorland. 

388 Matthew William m. Mary Margaret Kerby. 

* For fifty years Dr. Hamill was principal of tlie Lawrence N. J. High School. 
He was also President of the New Jersey Historical Society ; Vice-President of the 
Princeton Theolo^'ical Seminary ; President of the Board of Directors of the State 
Asylum for the Insane at Trenton. He d. Sept. 20, 1S89. A sketch of him was 
printed in the New York " Observer," Oct. 3, 1889. 

1890,] Priiyn Fam ly — Ainerican Braftch. 2K 

389 Elizabeth Margaret b. Oct. 3, 1821, d. April, 1835. 

390 Eleanor m. George Ham. 


Edward Wright b. 1786, at Marysburgh, Ontario, m. March 15, 1809, 
(356) Martha^ Pruyn {Mailhew^'' Harrnen,'^ Arent,'^ Frans Jansen,^) b. Julv 
23, 1791. Edward Wright died May 7, 181 1, leaving issue by this mar- 

Matthf.w b. Dec. 27, 1809, in Marysburgh. 

Edward b. Dec. 8, 181 1, at Marysburgh. 

Mrs. Martha Pruyn Wright was m. secondly to John Byrns b. Sept. 
23, in the town of Peterboro, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, d. at 
Mentor, Ohio, March 19, 1870. She d. July 10, 1870, having had issue 
by this marriage. 

Susan C. b. March 10, 1816, in Oswego Co., N. Y. ; d. Sept. 3, 1864. 

Caroline, E. b. Feb. 12, 18 18, at Naples, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 28, 1887, at 
Mentor, Ohio. 

Thatford William, b. Sept. 29, 1820, at Painesville, Ohio, resides 
near Fairport Harbor, Ohio, has kindly furnished the information 
relating to this family. 

Ann M., b. Jan. 9, 1823, at Painesville, Ohio; d. April 3, 1851. 

Catherine G., b. Jan. 19, 1826, at Painesville; d. March 15, 1863. 

Helen Augusta, b. April 7, 1828, at Painesville ; m. Samuel Owens, 
resides at Mentor. 

Mary A., b. Nov. 18, 1S30, at Mentor ; m. Samuel Pullman, resides 
at Painesville. 

Martha A., b. May 19, 1833, at Mentor; m. Charles Willcox ; re- 
sides at Painesville. 


John Stevens of Marysburg, Ontario, m. (357) Sarah^ Pruyn (J/a/- 
thew'', Hartnen^, Arent-, Frans Jansen^) bp, Feb. 12, 1794, at St. John's 
Church, Bath, Ont.,' by Rev. John Langhorn, Episcopal Missionary. By 
this marriage there was issue 

Jane m. William Loney. 

Mary died young. 

Abigail m. Richard, son of Thomas Wattam, 

Rebecca m. Henry Dingman and had 

i. Henry, I t • • ^ i\t j 
.. rw \ Living at Madoc. 
u. Oliver. \ ° 

Mary Ann deceased. 

Mrs. Sarah Pruyn Stevens survived her husband and married secondly 

Thomas Wattam, but had no issue by her second marriage. 

Mr. Simon Pruyn B^-rns kindly furnished the above information, 


Samuel Byrns of North Marysburg, Prince Edward Co., Ontario, 
son of John Byrns and Elizabeth White, m. Nov., 1816, (358) Jane 
Griffiths^ Pruyn {Matthew,'- Harmen,^ Arentj' Frajis Jansen^). 

By this marriage there was issue 

Mary, b. Nov. 13, 18 17, still living on the Pruyn farm, Marysburg; 

26 Bayard Epitaphs from All Saints Church. [Jan., 

John, b. Aug. 15, 18 19. 

Michael Herson, b. Dec. 7, 1820, lives at Adams, N. Y. m, about 
Jan. 1848 Nancy Abigail Bradford and has had 
i. Elizabeth b. about 1850 ; died young, 
ii. Mary Elizabeth b. May 9, 1852. 
Simon Pruyn b. April 22, 1823, still living on the Pruyn farm, Marys- 
burg ; unmarried ; has given information, relating to this family. 
Elizabeth b. Aug. 24, 1825. 
Elizabeth Ann b. Oct, 20, 1828. 

Sarah b. June 22, 1831, m. James Hart of Wawpoos and has had 
i. Miranda b. Dec. 20, 1853. 
ii. William b. Feb. 27, 1855. 
iii. Douglas b. Oct. 7, 1857. 
iv. Ellen b. Sept. 13, 1863. 
V. James b. June 22, 1867, 
vi. Samuel b. IMay 24, 1871. 
Subrina b. Jan. 22, 1834, married Benjamin Lear. No ch. 
Josephus Andrew b. June 4, 1835, or '7, lives in San Francisco, and 

has a family of several (9) children. 
Jane b. July 22, 1840, m. William Wright and has had 
i. Charles. 

ii. Hiram, died young. 
iii. William Daniel. 

{To be continued.^ 



Contributed by General Wilson. 

Sacred to the Memory of 

Eliza Bayard. 

also of 

Willia?n Bayard, Esq. 

Who died 24th December, 1804. 

Aged 74. 

Also of Calharifte Bayard. 

Wife of the said William Bayard, 

Who died 26th June, 1814. 

Aged 82. 

Also o( Jlfary daughter of the 

above William & Catharine Bayard 

and Wife of Charles Arnold 

late of Rushington Hants. 

Who died at Westend Hill 

July 28th, 1840. 

Aged 70 years. 

1890.] Bayard Epitaphs from All Saw/s' Church. 2 7 


Also to the memory of 

Robert Bayard 

Son of the above Robert & Elizabeth Bayard, 

Who died on the 25th May, i860, 

and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London. 


Sacred to the memory of 

Robert Bayard, Esq., 

Late of Stubbington House. 

In the County of Southampton, 

Who departed this life 

14th April, 1 819. 

Aged 82 years. 

Also oi Elizabeth his Wife 

Who departed this life 

26th of May, 1800. 

Aged 60 years. 

The remains of each are deposited in the game vault underneath the 

The bright example of their many virtues, their humble resignation 
to the Will of God, Christian Liberality and Universal Charity are deeply 
impressed on the minds of their sorrowing children, who erect this earthly 
tribute of their love and admiration, looking forward with hope to a last- 
ing reunion in a blissful eternity through the merits of a Blessecf Re- 

Children of the above : 

William Sherriff Bayard, died i6th March, 1794. 
Rebecca Bayard, died at Bath Nov. 25th 1822. 
Tryon Bayard, died 13th March, 1805. 
Harriet Bayard, died an Infant. 
Anne Bayard, died Dec. i8th, 1838. 


In memory of 
John Campbell Bayard 
Late Lieut. 96th Regiment 

of Gwernydd Thanapo 

Who died 3d August, 1883. 

Aged 61 years. 

Buried in Danlleyan 



28 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jan., 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XX., p. i68, of The Record.) 

A' 1728. 



P i e t e r Brouwer, 
Elizabeth Kwaken- 

Isaac Sharduvyn, An- 
netje Kaar. 

II. Johannes Francis 
Kus Walter. 

dito 14. Andries Mansfild, 

Elizabeth Tamson. 

dito. Mattheus Borel, Sara 

dito. Johannes Van 

Gelder, N eel tj e 


dito. Petriis M o n tan j e, 

Jannetje Dyer. 

dito. Jan Cannon, Jerusc 


dito 18. Richard Van Dam, 
Cornelia Beekman. 

dito 25. Samson Pels, Maria 
Assuerus Turk, Hille- 

gout Kiiyper. 
John Ciire, Gerretje 
Maart i. Teophilis Elsworth, 

Hester Roome. 
dito 3. Corn e 1 is Tolman, 

Maria Wessels. 
dito 6. William Glover, 
Margrietje IBlom. 
Will em Sekkerly, 
Antje Bradt. 

Jan Smith, Dina 

dito 13. Dirk Hoppe, Maria 

dito. J cost Vredenburg, 

Helena Brouwer. 


Benjamin. Jacob Kwackenbos, Eliza- 
beth, s. h. Vroiiw. 

Elias. Anthony Caar, Anna 

Vallo, h. v., Van Elias 
Chard livyn. 
Anna Maria. Johannes Wilhelmus, 

Anna Maria Igenber- 

Elizabeth. Charles Philips, Maria 

Tenbroek, s. h. v^ 
Jvo. Barnardiis Smith, Anna 

Colevelt, s. h. v. 
Gerret. GerreT Oukelbag, Aefje 

R o o s , h. V. , Van Jo- 
hannes Van Gelder, 

Ariaentje. Thomas M o n t a n j e , 

Arriaent Montanje. 
James. Jan Gaelet, Jannetje 

Cannon, s. h. v^ 
Gerardiis. Gerardus Beekman, Maria 

Beekman, h. v.. Van 

Jacobus Waiting. 
Maria. Samson Bensink, INIaria 

Myer, s. h. Vroii. 
Catrina. Willem Beek, Sara Turk, 

h. v.. Van Jacob Low. 
Maria. Martinus Cregier, Rachel 

de Graaiiw. 
Annaatje. Johannes Roome, Antje 

Van Slyk. 
Cornelus. John Thorman, Diever 

Bratt Wed^ 
Martha. D a n i e 1 B 1 o m , Hester 

Blom, jong dogter. 
Cornelia. Harmanus Rutgers, Jiln., 

Elsje Rutgers, jong 

Isaac. Pieter Van Ranst, Catha- 

rina dogter Van Johan- 
nes Kip. 
Annaatje. Daniel Hennion jong m. 

Margrietje s. suster. 
Jannetje. Johannes Vredenburg, 

Jannetje s. h. vroiiw. 

1 8 90.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 2 

A° 1728. OUDERS. 

dito 20. Adolp Banker, 
IVIarytje Bancker. 

dito. Evert Pels, Catrina 

de Graaiiw. 

dito 24. Cornelis Turk, Cat- 
rina V : Tilburg. 


dito 31. Willem Fisjer, Eliza- 
beth Smith. 

dito. J^o h a n n e s Burger, 

Aefje Goelet. 

April 3. Gerardiis Beekman, 
Catharina Provoost. 

dito. Egbert v : Borsom, 

Elizabeth Bensink. 

dito. Francois Marschalk, 

Anneke Lvnse. 

dito. Abraham Marschalk, 

Maria Sebring. 

dito 10. Theiinis de Foer, 
Geertje Barhyt. 

dito. Abraham Boelen, 

Elizabeth de Pyster. 

dito. William Ren dell, 

Neeltje Van Dyk. 

dito. Johannes Van Nor- 

den, Ariaentje Web- 

dito 17. Henriciis Beekman, 
Geertruyd v. Corl- 

dito 28. John Terp, Apolony 

May I. Jan Blom, Rebecca 



Nathaniel Silk, Maria 

de Mill. 
Abraham Blank, 

Maria Laurence. 
RoelofVan Mepelen, 

Jannetje Lamb. 
Cornelis Kwacken- 

bos, Cornelia Lema- 



Nathaniel. Nathaniel Broilw, Jozua 
Brook, Sytje Brook. 

Dorathea. Gerret de Graaiiw, Cor- 
nelia de Graauw, h. v. 
Van Hendrik Bogert. 

Johannes. Johannes de Graaf, Mar- 
grietje Bogert, h. v. 
Van Claas Bogert. 

Catharina. John Welsch, Tryntje 

Jacobus. Jacobus Goelet, Jannetje 

s ; h : vroiiw. 
William. William Provoost, Wyntje 

Cornelis. Cornelis Low, Margrietje 

Van Borsom, syn hilys 

Andries. Andries Marschalk, Eliza- 

beth Lynsen. 
Andries. Fredrik Sebring, INIaria 

Marschalk j. d. 
Theiinis. Andries Barheit, Arriaent 

d e F oe r h. V. Van 

Jacobils Montanje. 
Elizabeth. Abraham Keteltas, Aeltje 

Keteltas, s : dogter. 
Hester. Petriis Eiiwoiitse, Pieter- 

nel Eiiwoutse, h. v., 

Van Gerret Marten se. 
Wessel. Aarnoiit Webbers, Sara 

Van Norden jong d'. 

Geertruyd. Philip Van Cortlant: Mar- 

greta v. Cortlant, h. v. 

Van Samuel Bayard. 
Margrietje. Harmanils Stymets, Elsje 

H e e r m a n s , s. h. 

Marytje. Jacob Blom, Elizabeth 

Vile, h. V. v., Jacob 

Maria. Isaac Kip, Anthony de 

Mill, Maria de Mill. 
Jurian. Jurian Witvelt. Cristina 

Elizabeth. George Lamb, Elizabeth 

Lamb Wed^ 
Adriaen. Adriaen Kwackenbos, 

Metje Kwackenbos, 
jong dogter. 

■yQ Records of the Re/orftied Dutch Church in Ntw York. [Jar., 



/ duo 19. Jacob Van Deiirsen, Zacharias, 
Helena Van Deiir- 
dito. Walter Hyer, Jenneke Coineli?. 

V : Vorst. 

dito 24. David Provoost, Helena. 

Johanna Rynders. 
dito. Charles Laroux, Cath- Anna. 

arina Beekman. 
dito 26. Hendrik Dyer, Anna Ariaentje. 

dito 30. Jacob Waltong, Maria Magdalena. 



Juny I. Gysbert Uyt den 
B o g e r t , Catrina 

dito 9. A b ra h a m Van der 
Heiil, Maria Botind, 

d°. Gysbert Van Deiirse, 

Annetje ten Broek. 

dito, Hendrik Poulse, 

Neeltje v. Deiirsen. 

dito. C o r n e 1 i s Turk, 

Senior, obyt Eliza- 
beth V. Schaik. 

dito 10. John Lemon tes, 
Aaltje V. Norden. 



dito 23. 

16. Cornells Bogaart, 
Cornelia ver Duyn. 







Pieter Van Norden, 

Antje Willemse. 
David Schuyler, 

Elizabeth Mar- 

Joseph Royall, Cath- 

arina Jansen. 
Johannes Peers, 

Helena Brestede. 

Jan Van Pelt, Hille- 

gont Bokkenhoven. 
Petrus Kip, Marga- 

reta Blom. 
Johannes Peek, 

Tryntje H el lake. 
Johannes B y r a n k , 

Sara Haveland. 







An ton v. 


Abraham Van Deursen, 
Tryntje Poulse. 

Cornelis Van Vorst, 
Claasje de Mot., s. h. 

Henriciis Coens, Geer- 
truyd Rynders. 

Richard Van Dam, Geer- 
truyd Laroux jong d'. 

Vincent Montanje, jiinf, 
Arriaemje Montanje. 

William Beekman, Catha- 
rina de L a n o y , syn 
buys vrouw. 

Johannes de Graaf, Eliza- 
beth Honter. 

Johannes Van der Heul, 

Elizabeth Klock. 
Hendrik ten Broek, Lena 

Van Deursen. 
Mattheiis Van Deursen, 

Margrietje Poulse. 
Jeronimus Remse, Claasje 

Van Schaik, h. v.. Van 

Johannis de Graaf. 
Wynant Van Zandt, Hen- 

drikje v : ten Kyk h. v. 

V. Johannes v. Norden. 
Johannes de Graaf, 

Klaasje Van Schaik, 

z. h. V. 
Johannes Hoppe, Maria 

V. Norden, z. h. v. 
Harmaniis Schuyler, 

Elsje Rutgers Jong 

Simon Jansen, Maria 

Jansen J", dcgt. 
Elias Ellis, Anna Maria 


Johannes Poel, Anna 

Boekenhoven Wed^ 
Jacob Blom, Cathalyntje 

Simon Cregier, Catharina 

Boelen Wed^ 
Antony Byrank, Teuntje 

Laan, z. h. v 

1890.] Records of {he Reformed Dutch Church tfi A\iv Fork. ji 


dito. Willem Miller, Anna Jan. 


d°. Henriciis Bensing, 

CatharinaVan Laar. 
dito 7. Samuel Lawrens, 

Anna Van Thuyl. 
dito 24. Harmanus Simonis, 

Anna Geert. 
d°. Abraham Boke, Re- 

bekka Peers. 
' d°. 17. H e n d r i k Brasjer, 

Abigaal Parsel. 
d". Christoffel Banker, 

Elizabeth Hooglant. 
d". 20. Pieter Masier, Jan- 

netje Wessels. 
dito 28. Johannes Blank, 

Rachel Andriese. 
d°. Pieter Ament, Elisa- 

beth Tienhove. 
d°. Sam lie IPel, Mar- 

rieta Wessels. 
Aug : 7. Johannes Groesbeek, 

Anna Bajeiix. 

d°. II. Cornelis Romme, 
Maria Kierstede. 


Augl' 13. Fredrik V. Cortlandt, 
Francyntje Yay. 

d°. 14. Abraham V. Wyk, 

Catharina Provoost. 
d°. Reynier Burger, Dina 

V. Gelder. 
d". Joseph Roydon 

Jam in, Sara Burger. 
d°. 18. Daniel Gaiilier, Maria 

d°. Jan Bogert, A n t j e 

d°. PauMs Hoppe, Mar- 

ritje Quackenbos. 

d°, 23. Johannes Biirger, Jan- 
netje Brouwer. 

d°. Jan Smith, Barentje 




















Paul lis. 



Hendrik Kip, Jenneke 
Brestede, h. v.. Van 
Jan Nieuwkerk. 

Herman Bensing, Eliza- 
■ beth Bensing. 

Gerrit Harsing, Rachel 
Lawrens Jo. d'. 

Christiaan Stouber, Ver- 
onica Crollius. 

Isaac Boke, Tanneke 
Peers Wed*". 

Abraham Parsel, Anna 

Hannanus Schuyler, Sara 

Samuel Pel, Maria' 
Masier, z. h. v. 

Hendrik ten Broek, 
Marytje Blank, z. h. v. 

John Jones, Sara. Hibon, 
z. h. V. 

John Thormen, Elisabeth 

Stephani'is Groesbeek, 
Magdalena Bajeu, h. v.. 
Van Thomas Bajeiix. 

Liicas Kierstede, Maria 
Van Vlek, h. v., Van 
Johannes Kierstede. 

Augustus Yay, Margareta 
V. Cortlandt, h. v.. Van 
Abraham de Peyster. 

Abraham Lefferts, Sara 
Hooglandt, z. h. v. 

Hicktoor Hyer, Jannetje 
V. Gelder, z. h. v. 

Gerrit Biirger, Sara Mar- 
tens, z. h. V. 

Willem Bogart, Hillegont 
V. Hoorn, z. h. v. 

Hendrik Ryken, Cornelia 
Bogert jon dr. 

Benjamin Quackenbos, 
Anna Elisabeth 

Abraham Brouwer, Cor- 
nelia Kaljer, z. h. v. 

Francis Childs, Gerritje 
Hiele, z. h. v. 

■2 2 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jan., 

A° 1728. OUDERS. 

d°. 25. Thomas Montanje, 
Rebekka Biyen. 

d°. 28. Jacobus Renaudet, 
JBeletje Hooglandt. 

d°. Isaac Kip, Cornelia 


Sept: I. Pair us Rutgers, 
Helena Hooglant. 

d°. Isaac Brasjer, Jannetje 

de Voe. 
d°. 4. J a ni e s Sys, Maria 

d°. Abraham De Lanoy, 

Jannetje Roome. ■ 


Sept™. II. Thomas Windover, 
Elisabeth Elswort. 

d°. Caspanis S t y m e t s , 

Maria Hendriks. 

d°. John Mek Evers, 

CatharinaV. Hoorn. 

d°. 17. Marten Brandt, Jen- 

neke Buys. 
d°. Simon Van Ceis, 

Geertriiyd Pel. 
d°. Jacob Lamb, Rachel 

d°. 22. Caspanis Blank, Mar- 

retje Andries. 
d°. 25. Michael Vadgton, 

Catharina Danelson. 

d°. David Clarkson, 

Anna M a r g r e t a 

d°. John Lawrier, Catha- 

rina Banke. 

d°. Hermaniis Schuyler, 

Jannetje Banker. 

d°. 29. Abraham Jeats, Hes- 
ter Drinkwater. 


Petronella. Hendrik Dyer, Apoloni 

Johannes. Evert Byvank, Johannes 

Jacobus. Byvank, Catharina 

2 lingen. Hooglandt, Elizabeth 


Elisabeth. Leonard Lieuwes, Elisa- 
beth Robbersen j o n 

Hendrikje. Christoffel Bancker, An- 
neke Rutgers, h. v., v. 
Charles Crook. 

Jannetje. GysbertUytenbogart, Jan- 
netje Swerver, z. h. v. 

Nicolaas. Nicolaas Thomsen^ Jan- 
netje, z. h. V. 

Pieter. Lawrens Van der Spiegel, 

Cornelia Beekman. 

Thomas. Johannes Han Vorst, 
Elisabeth E 1 s w or t h , 
s. h. V. 

Catharina. Jan Hyer, Lena Hen- 

Jacobus. Jan Van Hoorn, Jdnior, 
Catharina Myer, h. v.. 
Van Jan Van Hoorn, 

Johannes. Johannes Bandt, Willem- 
yntje, z. h. v. 

Catharina. Samuel Pel, Maria Bly- 

Alexander. Johannes Lamb, Jannetje 
Lamb, z. suster. 

Caspanis. Caspanis Blank, Senior, 
Auguietje Post, z. h. y. 

Maria. Nicolaas Gouverneur, 

Hester Lyselaar, h. v., 
Van Barent Rynderts. 

Matthew. D° Bernard lis Freeman, 
Jift" Margareta, z. h. v. 

Christiaan. Johannes Banke, Niesje 

Banke, z. moeder. 
Hermanus. Hermaniis Rutgers, Anna 
Elisabeth. Bankers, Anthony Rut- 

2 lingen. gers, Elisabeth Hoog- 

Antje. Hercules Windover, Maria 

Pieterse, z. h. v. 

1890.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. -3^ 

A° 1728. OUDERS. 

°. P i e t e r Van Ranst, 

Sara Kierstede. 

°. Johannes Abrams, 

Elisabeth Bosch. 

Octob 2. 

Mattheus du B o i s , 
Debora Sinkain. 

Thimothiis Filly. 
Lysbeth Bdrger. 

d°. 6. Hendrik Von Kobut, 

Catharina Hes^eman. 
d°. 9. Abra ha m F"a t r'o, 

Maria Frelant. 
Samuel Coiiwenhove, 

Sara Drinkwater. 
Johannes Vredenbilrg, 

Jannetje Woederd. 
d°. 13. Johannes Montanje, 

Susanna Bussing. 

d°, 16. Wessel Wessels, Ra- 
chel V. Imburg. 

d°. Johannes Myer, Elisa- 

beth, Pel. 
Johannes Coiiwen- 
hove, Rachel Bens- 

d". 23. Francis Childs, Cor- 
nelia Vile. 
Johannes V : Zandt, 

Tryntje Bensing. 
John Davids, Kaatje 

d°. 27. B a r e n t Bos, Aafje 

Nov : 6. Willem Hope, Elisa- 
beth V: Norden. 

Nov : 10. 

Pieter Lammersen, 

Maria Bennet. 
Jacobus R y k m a n , 

Gerritje Arianse. 
J a c o b ti s Wessels, 

Catharina Pieters. 


Sara. Lucas Kierstede, Jacoba 

Maria. Lieuwes, Jesse Kier- 

2 lingen. stede, Maria Van Vlek. 

Annatje. Bernardiis Smith, Annatje 

Smith, h. V. , Van 
Justus Bosch. 

Mattheus. Richard Fiilpot, Tryntje 

Timotheus. James Davie, Marytje 

Willem. Filly, Marinus Egt, 

2 lingen. Aaltje Massing, 

z. h. V. 

Dallius. Coenraat Ten Eyk, Sara 

Van Vorst, z. h. v. 

Maria. Johannes Frelant, Catha- 

rina Frelant. 

Edward. Benjamin Herrin, Mar- 

grietje Drinkwater. 

Johannes. Lucas Van Vegten, Tan- 
neke, z. h. v. 

Issac. Isaac Montanje, Sara 

Montanje, h. v., Van 
James Makkentas. 

Marytje. Gysbert Van Jmbiirg, 

Senior, Marytje Van 
Imburg, Wed. Van 
John Ellesson. 


Pieter Myer, Margrietje 




Pieter Van Deiirsen, Sara 



Fredrik Sebring, Maria 

Provoost, z. h. V. 


Isaac Kaljo, Isabel Pren- 



Francois Silvester, Eytje 

Bos, z. h. v. 


Johannes Van Norden, 

Ariaantje Webbers, 

z. h. v. 

Antje. Jan Bennet, Antje Bennet, 

z. h. v. 
Maria. Jacobiis Kip, Maria Ryk- 

man jong dr. 
Johannes. • Adriaan B o u w a a r t , 

Teiintje, z. h. v. 

T^A Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jan. 

A" 1728. OUDERS. 

d°. 13. Pieter Yay, Maria V: 

d°. Fredrik B e k k e r , 

Catharina Senger. 
d°. Samuel Ten Eyk, 

Maria Gornne. 
d°. Samuel Romyn, Sara 

d°. 17. G err it Henjon, 

Marytje V: Vorst. 

d°. G e r r i t V : Gelder, 

Antje Qiiik. 

d°. Johannes Cregier, 

Anna Naxson. 

d°. 22. Hendrik v: d: Water, 
Anna Skilman. 

d°. Johannes de Voor, 

Aafje Cortregt. 

d". Lucas Cjoerts, Catha- 

rina Bensing. 

d°. 24. Johannes Daly, Mar- 
greta V: Crys. 


Johannes Miller, 
Marytje Romme, 

. Hcnricus Cavelier, 
Helena Burger. 


Pieter Van Benthuy- 
s e n , Margarietje 

Jan Hibon, Catharina 

Abraham de Peyster, 
Margareta V: Cort- 

Cornells Cortregt, 
Hester Cannon. 
4. Andries Teller, Cath- 
arina V. d. Water. 

Gerrit Wendel, Cor- 
nelia Blank. 

Corhelis Van Vorst, 
Klaasje du Mot. 







I Octob. 










Jacobiis V: Cortlandt, 
Maria Bayard, h. v.. 
Van Augustus Yay. 

Pieter Senger, Johanna 
Senger wed. 

Thomas Hamming, Anna 
Ten Eyk \ved^ 

Philip Minthoorn, Catha- 
rina Romyn Wed^ 

Isaac Henjon, Jenneke 
Van Vorst, h. v.. Van 
Walter Hyer. 

Johannes Van Gelder, 
Belitje Quik, 

Martinus Cregier, Geer- 
truyd Naxson. 

W i 1 1 e m Vande Water, 
Pieternella Vande 

David De Voor, Elisabeth 

Jan Roosevelt, Hyla 
Sjoerts, z. h. v. 

Johannes Van Cys, Cor- 
nelia Van Gelder, 
h. v., Va n Philip 

Aarnaut Romme, Susanna 
Bradt, z. h. v. 

Johannes Burger, Senior, 
Helena Turk, z. h. v. 

Willem Beek, 


Jacob Sebring, Maria 
Hibon Wed^ 

Philip Van Cortlandt, An- 
na de Peyster jong dr. 

Jan Cannon, senior, 
Martyje Legran, z. h. v. 

OLiver Teller, Anneke 
van d. Water jong d. 

Jan Cannon, junior, 
Marytje Cannon, h. v.. 
Van Evert Byvank. 

Matthys dii Mot, Marga- 
rietje, z. h. V. 

1890.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in NtW Vork. ■jc 

A'' 1728. OUDERS. 

d°. 8. Cornells Gerbrants, 

Jannetje Pier. 
Zacharias Sikkels, Ar- 

riaantje Vrelant. 
d°. II. Thomas Thong, 

Calharina Rutgers, 
d". 15. Johannes Lesscher, 

Eva Binder. 
Isaac Calio, Augnietje 

d°. 18. Edward Man, Mary tje 

V. Deiirsen. 

Joseph dii Voe, Sara 

Richard Norwood, 
Maria Kool. 

B a r e n t de Foreest, 
Elisabeth ver 
d°. 22. Johan Wilhelm Alt- 
gelt, Anna INIaria 

Dec. 25. Johannes Hoppe, 
Maria van Norden. 
d°. 26. John Jones, Sara 

d°, Johannes Vos, Lena 


d". Philip Schuyler, Sara 

d°. 29. Jan Goelet, Jannetje 


Cornells C 1 o p p e r , 
Catharina G r e v - 

A° 1729. 

Jan. 5. Jacobus Roosevelt, 
Catharina Harden- 

d°. 8. Thomas Wood, Elisa- 

bet Borris. 

d°. 15. Gerardiis Diiyklng, 
Johanna Van 

d°. Glllls Lynsen, Jan- 

netje Herris. 


Cornells. David Abeel, Maria Duy- 
king, z. h. V. 

Hartman. Johannes Sikkels, Klaasje, 
z. h. V. 

Hendrikje. Anthony Rutgers, Maria 
Thong jong dr. 

Fredrik. Johan Fredrik Jenter, 

Catharina Lesscher. 

Augnietje. Daniel Lynsen, Eva Egt 
jong dogr. 

Jenneke. Gerardiis Comfort, Catha- 
rina Waldrom, h. v., 
Van Isaac Boelen. 

Annetje. Johannes Montanje, An- 
netje Blom jong dr. 

Johannes. Johannes Brutell, Cor- 
nelia Norwood. 

Cornelia. Fredrik Willemse, Cor- 
nelia Ver Diiyn, h, v., 
Van Cornells Bogert. 

. Ad_am . Fred r 1 k A d a m A 1 tge 1 1, 

Veronica Corceliciis. 

Mattheiis. Willem Hoppe, Elisabeth 
van Norden, z. h. v. 

Johannes. Cornells van Tienhove, 
Geertriiyd Hibon, 
z. h. v. 

Catharina. Johannes Adolphus Otter- 
berg, Anna Maria Les- 

Cathalyntje. Cornells Folman, Maria 
Wessels, z. h. v. 

Raphael. Philippus Goelet, Bregje 
Pels, h. v.. Van 
Raphel Goelet. 

Catharina. Paul us Richard, Elisabeth 
Garlin, z. h. v. 

Abraham. Petrus Low, Hyltje Coely, 
h. v., Van G e r a r d li s 
Annaatje. Narris Hoek, Anna 

Maria. David Abeel, Maria Diiy- 

king, z. h. V. 

Catharina. Francois Marschalk, An- 
neke Lynse, z. h. v. 

•5 6 Joh7i Hart " 77ie Signer." [J'ln., 

By Dr. John R. .Stevenson. 

John Hart lived in Hopewell, a township originally in Burlington 
County, New Jersey, which in 1714 was set off to Hunterdon County and 
is now in Mercer County. He was elected a member of the Colonial 
Legislature in 1761 and continued a member of it until 1772. He was 
elected in 1774 as a delegate to the convention, called the Provincial 
Congress, that was held at New Brunswick, which in 1776 deposed 
Governor Franklin and organized a State government. He was placed on 
the Committee of Safety organized by that body. In the same year he 
was chosen one of the five delegates to represent New Jersey in the Con- 
tinental Congress, and signed the Declaration of Independence in July, 
1776. In the same month he was elected to the New Jersey Legislature, 
and was made its speaker, a position he held until his death in 1779. 

The territory of old Hunterdon was settled prior to 1700 ; most of its 
land having been acquired by the West New Jersey Society, a land company 
organized in London in 1692, by Dr. Daniel Coxe. The first of their 
deeds in this section bear date in 1695, continuing to the period of the 
Revolution. The names of purchasers represent emigrants from England, 
New England, New York, and Long Island. Among the latter Newtown 
was largely represented by such names as Field, Lawrence, Hollitt, Hunt, 
Lorrison, Phillips, Reeder, Scudder, Smith, and Stevenson. 

The family Bible of John Hart, now in the possession of his descendant, 
Mrs. Kate C. Russell of Haddonfield, N. J., is a much-worn book, the 
date of its print being lost. In recent times it has been carefully repaired 
and substantially rebound. The first page of the record, evidently in- 
serted after the death of the owner, states that "Edward Hart and Martha 
his wife, and John, Daniel, Edward, and Martha, their children, came to 
New Jersey, Hopewell, from Stoningtown, Connecticut." The entrv of 
the births of John Hart's children on another page are in his own hand- 
writing, a few of the figures of the dates being obliterated. A separate 
page gives the family of Isaac Wikoff and Sarah his wife, John Hart's 
oldest child. 

The time of the arrival of the Hart family in New Jersey is not 
definitely known. John Hall, in his History of the Presbyterian Church, 
says that John Hart was baptized by the Rev. Frederick Andrews, at Maid- 
enhead (now Hopewell), December 21, 1713. In 1698, the West New 
Jersey Society had donated one hundred acres of land there for a meeting- 
house, a burying-ground, and a school-house. The tradition is that John 
Hart was born in 171 1, which, if correct, w^ould fix the date of the 
arrival of his family in Hopewell in 1712. The real estate records, which 
often fix the time of settlement, are here unavailable. The Society some- 
times did not execute a deed for many years after a settler had located or 
squatted on their property. We find in this instance that Johi. Coyo, 
executor of Dr. Daniel Coxe, made an agreement January 10, 1742, to 
sell to " Edward Hart, and John Hart, son of the said Edward Hart, 
both of Hopewell in the county of Hunterdon, Yeomen," the planta- 
tion whereon "the said Edward Hart now dwells and resides, situate, 
lying, and being in Hopewell, New Jersey," at $23 per acre, the quantity 








lo viii. 

1890.] John Hart "The Signer." -27 

to be determined by a survey. The receipts on the agreement show that 
the tract contained about one hundred and twenty acres, and that Edward 
and John Hart paid separately each about one-half the purchase-money 
in installments, the final payment being made in 1755. 

-2 John Hart married, in 1740, Deborah, daughter of Richard Scudder 
of Ewing, Hunterdon Co., N. J. John Hart died May 11, 1779; his 
wife Deborah died October, 1776, leaving twenty-two grandchildren. 
Their children were : , ,- /'■i u j> 

3 i. Sarah, born the 16 of Oct. '-^^^ — /married Jacob WikofF. 

4 ii. Jesse, born 19 of September, 1742, married Martha Mattison ; 

removed in 1788 to Washington Co., Penn. 
Martha, born 10 of April, 1744. 

Nathaniel, born 29 of October, 1747 ; married Betsy Stout of 
Hunterdon Co. ; removed in 1795 ^'^ Kentucky and died in 
John, born 29 of October, 1748. 
Susannah, born 2 of August, 1750 ; married Major John Pol- 

hemus. She died Feb. 2, 1832. 
Mary, born 7 of April, 1752. 

Abigail, born 10 of February, 1754; married Moses Stout of 

11 ix. Edward, born 20 of December, 1755 ; married Nancy Stout of 
Hopewell, in 1777, and removed to Beverley, Randolph 

,Co., Va., prior to 1794. 

12 X. Scudder, born 30 of December, 1759. 

13 xi. Daniel, born 13 of August, 1762 ; married INTargaret Burd, 
and removed to Beverley, Va., in 1794 ; died in 1846. 

14 xii. Deborah, born 21 of August, 1765 ; married Joseph Ott : 

Sarah ' Hart"* married Jacob Wikoff, and their children were : 
16 i. Mary, born 7 of May, 1762. 

Isaac, born 18 of October, 1766. 
Sarah, born 3 of September, 1771. 

Isaac Wikoff'^ wife Elinor, had children: 
i. John Hart Wikoff, born 23 of June, 1800. 
Benjamin Wikoff, born 11 of October, 1801. 
Sarah Wikoff, born 26 of March, 1803. 
Deborah Wikoff, 1804. 

Jacob Wikoff, born 11 of July, 1806. 
Isaac Wikoff, born 5 of April, 1808. 
Mahanay Wikoff, born 11 ot December, 1809. 

Jesse Harf*, who married Martha Mattison, removed to Washington 
Co., Bonn., and had the following children: 

27 i. Deborah, married John Armstrong of Beaver Co., Penn. 

28 ii. Martha, married John Cowan. 

29 iii. Mattison, married Mrs. Thompson. 

30 iv. Scudder, born 1795 : married first, Ann Anderson, of Beaver 
Co., Penn. ; second, Willa Maria Eichbaum of Pittsburg, 

Penn. He died in 1867. 

Nathaniel Hart^ married Betsy Stout, and removed in 1796 to Ken- 
tucky; their children were: 






























•28 Jo^^ Hart " The Signer." [Jan., 

31 i. Zephaniah married Mary Ames, of Ky., and died in Warner 

Co., Ohio. 
Mary married Stephen Bayles, of Mason Co., Ky. 
Cnarles married Elizabeth Houghton, of Mason Co., Ky. 
John married, first, Mary Corwin ; second, Hannah Pinneo. 

He resided in Lebanon, Ohio, and was Judge of the 

Zebulon married Mary Thomas of Ky. 
Nathaniel married L. Marshall, and removed to Boone Co , 


John Hart^ had a checkered career. About 1770, before the war, he 
went to Ft. Coupee, Louisiana, then under the dominion of Spain. 
From there he went to Cuba, where he was successful in business. 
Returning to his native place, Hopewell, after the Revolutionary War, he 
purchased the old homestead. It is stated that the Tories in that vicinity 
were possessed of so much animosity against his family because of the 
active part his father had taken in the struggle, that they harassed him 
by burning his buildings and killing his cattle, so that he was compelled 
to sell out and move away. On January 20, 17S6, he bought of Mary 
Howell eleven hundred acres in the pine barrens of Gloucester Co., N. J., 
and seems to have lived there, possibly to get away from the danger of per- 
secution. There was quite a romance connected with this spot in the 
midst of a wilderness, surrounded by wild beasts and savages, and called 
by the latter Squankum. It was located in 1727 by Charles Brockden, an 
Englishman of considerable wealth, who fled his country for fear of con- 
spirators against the life of the king, who threatened to murder him for 
overhearing and reporting their plans. In this lonely spot he built a 
palatial residence and changed its name to " Hospitality Ponds," where 
he lived in fine style. He bequeathed it to his children, his grand- 
daughter selling it to John Hart. John Hart was deceased in 1791, but 
the exact date is not known. His children, as far as known, were : 

^J i. John died March i, 1S29. 

38 ii. Elizabeth, born 1782, married James Boyer of Holmesburg, 

Penn., May 26, 1802, and died March 30, 1844. 
The children of James and Elizabeth Boyer were : 

39 i. Elizabeth Knowles, born Sept. 27, 1804, married, first, William 

Shepherd, who died Oct. 4, 1828 ; second, James Allen, June 
16, 1834. 

40 ii. William, born March i, 1803 ; married Frances Ashburner, 

July 31, 1832 ; died Jan. 8, 1877. 

41 iii. Mary, born Dec. 7, 1806 ; died Oct. 27, 1825. 

42 iv. James, born Feb. 6, 1809; died August 18. 1816. 

43 v. Sarah, born Jan. 19, 18 10 ; died Jan. 28. 181 1. 

44 vi. Ann, born Dec. 24, 181 1 ; died April 16, 1848. 

45 vii. Catherine, born March 22, 181 5 ; died Aug. 2t„ 1849. 
Susannah Hart^ married Major John Polhemus, of Hopewell, who 

was a descendant of Theodorus Polhemus, whose grandson Hen- 
drick settled in Somerset Co., N, J. Major John Polhemus was 
born at Hopewell, May 25, 1738. He was a distinguished officer in 
the Continental army, and was voted a sword by Congress, for gallant 
services, which is still preserved by his great-granddaughter, Mrs. Rus- 

1890.] John Hart "The Signer." ->q 

sell, to whom I am indebted for the use of the MSS. of her father, the late 
Charles La Croix Pascal, from which much of this genealogy is gleaned. 
The children of Major John Polhemus and Susannah Hart were : 

46 i, Ellen, who married Capt. John Axford. 

47 ii. Sallie, who married Capt. Peter Kurtz, of the Continental 


48 iii. Hannah, who married Rev. Nor. Miller. 

49 iv. Polly, who married West. 

50 V. Ann, who married, first, John Finneton ; second, Capt. John 

Pascal, a native of Bordeaux, France, on August 2, 181 r. 

51 vi. Margaret, who married John Kneass. 

52 vii. John, a lieutenant in Gen. St. Clair's army, died 1796. 

53 viii, Montgomery, who married Ann Van Zandt. 

Abigail Hart" married Moses Stout and had children : 

54 i. Deborah, married her cousin, John Hart, of Randolph Co., 


55 ii. Rachael, married Abraham Quick. 

56 iii. Theodella, married John Schenck. 

57 iv. Asha, died young. 

58 V. Edward, married Brice. 

59 vi. Scudder. 

60 vii. Simpson, married Abigail Briant. 

Edward Hart", married Nancy Stout and had children : 

61 i. John, married his cousin, Deborah Stout. 

62 ii. Edward, married Catharine Phillips, of Randolph Co., Va. 

63 iii. Elijah, married Margaret Hart, of Beverley, Va., his cousin. 

64 iv. Joseph, mafried, first, Miss Kittle ; second, Miss Pickens. 

Daniel Hart ^^, married Margaret Bura, and removed in 1794 to Bever- 
ley, Va. He represented his county in the Virginia Assembly. He died 
in 1846 and his wife in 1848. Their children were : 

Sarah, married John Arthur Tappan, of N. J. 

Margaret, married, first, her cousin, Elijah Hart ; second, Eli 

James, married Nellie Cheadwith, of Va. 
John, married Jemima Slagle, of Va. 
Elmer, born 1695 ; married Parmilia Casprin. 
Parmilia, married Thomas Powers. 
Hugh, married Elizabeth Lee. 
Jerusha, married Daniel Capita. 
Elizabeth, married George Buckley. 
No picture of John Hart, "the Signer," has been found. A frame for 
his portraTt, unfilled, still occupies its niche in Independence Hall, Phila- 
delphia, in the gallery appropriated to the immortal Signers of the great 
Magna Charta of American liberties. A handsome monument has been 
erected to his memory at Hopewell, New Jersey. 
Haddonfield. N. J., Oc/. 5, 1S89. 

















Tyson and Steele Family Records. 



Contributed by James Loder Raymond. 

The following Records are taken from the Family Bible of Ann 
Tyson, of Second River (Belleville), New Jersey. The Bible is of an 
edition printed in Philadelphia, October 20, iSoi/br INIathew Carey, No. 
118 Market Street. The records are principally those of the Steele (also 
spelt Steell) family. Abigail Donington, who married Doc' Thomas 
Steele, 1786, was a niece of Ann Tyson, the owner of the Bible from 
which the records are copied. The Bible came into the possession of Mr, 
Raymond through his mother, who was a descendant of Ann Donning- 
ton who married William Stuart, Nov', 1770. 

This Bible is the Property of 






Thomas Tyson was married to Anne Jones at Elizabeth Town by 

the Rev** M'' Chandler, Monday night, Jan'y 17* a.d. 1763. 
Ann Donington, on 25* of Nov', 177c, to William Stuart, by the 

Rev*^ M' Brown, at Sec*^ River. 
Abigail Donington, Ap' 29"", 1786, to D' Thomas Steele, by Rev*^ 

Uz Ogdon, at Sec River. 
Mary Ann Stuart, on 26"" of June, 1793, to Samuel W. Bonsall, by the 

Rev** Uz Ogden, at Second River. 
Hannah Stuart, on 16 March, a.d. 1797, to William Du Vail, by 

Rev*^ Andrew Nicholls, at New York. 


Mother Mary Jones, on Feb. 24"", 1769, at Elizabeth Town, in the 72 

year of her age. 
My husband Thomas Tyson, on Nov' 19, a.d. 1795, aged 68 years. 
Sister Sarah Price, at Belleville, on the 29"' of Jan'y, 1808, in the 90* 

year of her age. 
Ann Stuart, on the 9*'' of June, 1813, in the 59"' year of her age. 
Mrs. Ann Tyson, on the 27*^ of December, 1814, in the 80"' year of 

her ajje. 

1890.] Origi7ial Records of the Families of Herbert and Morgan. a\ 

Richard Steele died at Patterson, May I2•^ 1814; 14'" May, 18 14, he 

would have been 2 1 years. 
Tho^ Edw'^ Steele, died 14* Feb'y, 1818, at Belleville, aged 29 f\ 

iim^ y^^d. 
Henry N, Steele died in December, 1820, at Port of Prince. 
William Steele perished at sea on the 13 March, 1823. 
Ogden Steell, on Aug' f, 1808. 
Mary Steell, on Aug' 19, 1804. 
John Steell, on the 20 of Feb^ 1805, at Martinique. 
Infant, on the 15"* of July, 1805. 
Robert Rutgers Steell, on the 6 of Aug' 1805. 
'George Steell, on the 13 of Aug', 1805. 
Mrs. Abigail Steell, wife of Doct^ Tho= Steell, on the 9"' of Dec^ 

1806, in the 39 year of her age. 
Doct' Thomas Steel, on the 14"" of June, 1813, in the 59 year of 

his age. No man ever met the last scene of human greatness with 

more firmness & composure. Envy never scowled upon his 

life ; may malice never smile upon his grave. 
Ann Elizabeth Smith, formerly Ann Elizabeth Steell, died September 

2Z^, 1832, in the 34'^ year of her age. 

Miscellaneous Memoranda. 

Thomas Edward Steell, born March 7'^ 1788. 

John Steell, born November 22**, 1789. 

William Steell, born August 23^, 1791. 

Richard Steell, born May I4'^ 1793. 

George Steell, born January 3**, 1795. 

Ann Elizabeth Steell, born November 13"', 1797. 

Robert Rutgers Steell, born June 30"*, 1799. 

Ogden Steell, born April 28'^ 1801. 

Henry Newman Steell, born Decembers"", 1802. 

Mary Steell, born April 1I'^ 1804. 

Infant, born the 29"" of June, 1805. 

Sarah Ann Steell, was born September 27'^ 1814. 

William Steell, born September h"", 1816. 

William Stuart, departed this life December the 24"", 1784. 


Contributed by Mrs. De Witt C. Mather. 

Francis Harbor took the oath oN^llegiance to the king of England in 
Elizabethtcwn and jurisdiction, Feb. 19'^ 1665. 

Will, made in 1719, recorded in Liber A of Wills, reserves for burying 
ground one acre of land. Leaves wife Hannah (?). 

Deed from Sir George Carteret to Frances Harbor, 1677, for 182 acres 
of land. Liber i of Deeds, p. 171. 

42 Original Records of the Families of Herbert and Morgan. [Jan., 

Warrant to the Surveyor General to lay out for Francis Harbert, within 
the bounds of Middletown, 120 acres in the year ij?76 ; ditto, 152 acres, 
1679. ^ 

Francis Harbor pays quitrent upon 142 acres, 1677 ; 120 acres, 1676 ; 
142 acres, 1678; 142 acres, 1696. From Quitrent book of E., N. J. 

Mentions in his will ; sons, Thomas, Francis, Samuel, Obediah ; 
dau. Elizabeth, Bridget, and Mary. 

Obediah Herbert, youngest son of Francis Herbert, m. Hannah 
Lawrence, dau. of William Lawrence, Jr., of Middletown. Will made 
June 19"", 1759, recorded in book of Wills of the city of Perth Amboy, 
G., p. 69. 

Following list of children copied from Bible in possession of Mary 
Whitlock Spader, of Mattawan, N. J. Bible printed in London, 1678. 

My son Obediah Herbert was born Sept. 9* day, about twelve of the 
clock at night, 1731. 

My son John Herbert was born 17* of Jan, on Wed., about one 
o'clock in the afternoon, i73f. 

My son William Herbert was born Sept. 27"', on Thursda)', about ten 
o'clock at night, 1734. 

My son Francis Herbert was born the 21" of May, on Friday, about 
three o'clock in the afternoon, and died in the year 1736. 

Mv son Richard Herbert was born on Friday, Nov. 2"*^ day, at ten 
o'clpck in the evening, 1738. 

My son Felix Herbert was born on Sat. the 18* of October, about six 
o'clock in the evening, 174c. 

My son Esek Herbert was born the 18* of October, about nine o'clock 
in the evening, 1740. 

My daughter Hannah Herbert was born Tuesday, the 12"" of October, 
about twelve of the clock at night. 1742. 

Esek Herbert, deceased on Tuesday, Mar. 22"'', about twelve of the 
clock at noon, i74~|. 

My daughter Ruth Herbert was born on Tuesday the 13**' of Mar., 
about eleven o'clock at night, 1746. 

Be it remembered that Eleanor Howard, daughter of Thomas &= Mar- 
garet Howard, was born on Sunday Aug. 3''*, 1755, about six o'clock in 
the afternoon. 

Ruth Herbert, daughter of Obediah and Hannah Herbert, died April 
17''', 1795, aged forty-eight years and eleven months. 

Rulh Whitlock, daughter of Thomas K. and Eleanor Whitlock, was 
born April 18'^, 1796. 

William Lawrence, his book, 1701, bought of John Bowne, June 10''', 
1 70 1 — price £2 35 od. 

Be it remembered that William Lawrence, son of John and Anna 
Lawrence, was born the 12"" of May, 1721. 

Ruth Lawrence, daughter of John and Anna Lawrence, was 24"" of 
May, 1722. 

Jane Lawrence, daughter of John and Anna Lawrence, was born 2 
ofjune, 1729. 

Ruth Herbert, her Bible, given by her mother, Hannah Herbert, Oct. , 
24"*, 1789. God give her grace to make a wise improvement of it. 


1890.] The East in New Fork City. a-i 

Obediah Herbert, his Bible, bought of Hugh Games, in New York, 
Mar. 2"^^, 1 771. 

Be it remembered that Obediah Herbert was born Thursday, Sept. 9"", 
about 12 o'clock at night, 1731, and Elizabeth Warne, his wife, was born 
on Thursday morning Dec. 14* 1739 — ^"^^ \^qxq. married together Anno 
Domini April 16"', 1765. 

Obediah Herbert died Oct. 12"", 1777, aged forty-six years, one month 
and some days. 

Elizabeth Warne Herbert, departed this life .Feb. 2""*, 1822, aged 83 
years, i month and 18 days. 

Children of Obediah Herbert and Elizabeth Warne Herbert. 

John Herbert was born Tuesday Nov. 26"", 176. Hannah was br, on 
Tuesday June 14*, 1767. Sarah was br. Sat., Oct. 8* 1768. William 
was br. Tuesday, July a 3'''*, 1770. 

Elizabeth was br. Sat., April 12"", 1773. Obediah was br. Tuesday, 
June I3'^ 1775. 

Joshua was br. Oct. 30"*, 1797. 

Elizabeth W. Herbert, wife of Obediah Herbert, died Feb. 2""^, 1822, 
aged 83 yr. i month, 19 days. 

3"* Obediah Herbert was br. Tuesday, June 13"', 1775. May 27'^ 1811, 
married Margaret Sophia Van Wickle, dau. Jacob Van Wickle and Sarah 
Morgan his wife. 


'Chas. Morgan = Elizabeth (.?) ; Will made 1719; children of Chas. 
and Elizabeth Morgan were, viz. : 

"Charles, Thomas, ^ James, Mary, Sarah. 

' James -— ]M. Everson ; ch. James, Charles, Stephen, Sarah, Mary, 
Susan, Abbey, Margaret. 

^Charles Morgan = (?). Will made 1749, recorded 1750 ; ch. Thomas, 
Charles, William, Daniel, James, Mary, Abigail, Sarah. 

Nicolas Morgan, son of James and M. Everson Morgan, was acting 
as a sentry on the shore at Amboy, N. J., in the Revolution. One 
evening, after having spent an hour with his family at home, as he 
was returning to his post he was shot by the Tories. 

Sarah Morgan, dau. of James Morgan and M. Everson his wife, 
Jacob Van Wickle ; ch. Margaret, Sophia, Stephen, Nicholas, Jac^b 
Charles, Catherine, Amandah, Melvina, Hyacinthe. 


Without visiting Asia or Africa or Turkey in Europe, one may 
obtain glimpses of Oriental life and manners, art and architecture in 
New York City. Our first knowledge of the Orientals [was derived 
from the visit of the Imaum of Muscat's vessel, which lay at the foot of 
Rector Street, manned by Arabs as we were informed at the time and 
which brought some fine thoroughbred Arabians, as a princely gift to 

A A The East in New York City. [Jan., 

the President (Jackson or Van Buren). Later we recollect the Chinese 
junk, which we boarded at the Battery, tasted some poor tea and rice, saw 
the Joss room and inspected the vessel, in company with the mate, an 
Englishman. This was the first Celestial vessel that ever visited our 
shores before going to London (as we recollect), and on her way to 
San Francisco. 

The Chinese Museum was first exhibited in Broadway, just above 
Spring Street, giving another series of views of Chinese life. It was 
afterwards removed to Barnum's, opposite St. Paul's Chapel. Then 
followed Dr. Abbott's Egyptian Museum, now in the N. Y. Historical 
Society's collections, where also are the Nineveh antiquities. 

We assisted, at about this date, at the representation of a Chinese 
drama at Niblo's, performed by a company of native actors, on their 
arrival from, or en route to, San Francisco. The performance was a 
practical burlesque, though doubtless intended as a regular specimen 
of the histrionic art, and the accompanying music was correspondingly 
absurd, judged by the ordinary standard. 

In Broadway, near Bleecker Street, about the same period Mr. 
Oscanyan opened a Turkish divan, a cafe and bazaar (if we are not 
mistaken), where coffee, pipes, sherbet and confectionery, in the most 
improved Oriental style might be procured and enjoyed — all of these 
novelties to the western eye and imagination were introduced within a 
few years, most of them nearly or quite fifty years since. 

In later years came the Japanese ambassadors, who created a great 
sensation with the picturesque street procession and ball at Niblo's. 
Since that period, we had a Greek (Russian) chapel, we believe aban- 
doned ; a distinct Chinese quarter, with a resident Chinese population 
of several thousands, equal to that of a good-sized country town, with a 
journal of their own and restaurants and "opium joints" and scores, if 
not hundreds of laundries, run by male Celestials, with monosyllabic 
surnames, especially frequent in the upper business avenues. 

Shops, auction rooms, warehouses, devoted to Chinese and Japanese 
curiosities, bric-^ brae and wares of all kinds, ingenious, elegant and 
elaborate, fascinating to the collector and tourist, meet the eye fre- 
quently on Broadway. 

In ecclesiastical architecture, several of the newer Jewish synagogues 
are costly and magnificent specimens of eastern art, while "the Tombs," 
the city prison, "is probably," as the author of that excellent handbook, 
" Appleton's Dictionary of New York," describes it, "the purest speci- 
men of Egyptian architecture to be found outside of Egypt itself." From 
this most ancient of land.s, too, we have a genuine antique, transporting 
the beholder to the early ages of the world, in the Obelisk in Central 

Truly, the city of New York is a cosmopolitan metropolis. 

w. A. J. 

1890.] Noies and Queries. 



The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society resumed its usual 
semi-monthly meetings in October. An address was made by the President, Gen. 
Wilson, upon his recent genealogical and historical investigations in England and 
Holland, in the course of which he said that the old deed mentioned in the last 
Record, which he had at first believed to be the original Indian deed of Manhattan 
Island, turned out, upon further investigation, to be a deed to Kiliaen Van Rens- 
selaer, dated 1630, conveying land near Albany, N. Y. We feel that we owe an 
apology to Mr. George H. Moore, for having so completely misunderstood him. We 
cannot see by what perversity in the editorial mind, we could have contrived to mis- 
take his meaning, which appears to have been precisely the reverse of what we 
imagined it to be. 

On Friday evening, November 8, Prof. Hjalmar H. Boyesen read a paper on 
" Our Norse Ancestors " ; and on Friday, November 22. Mr. Edward H. de Lancey 
spoke on "The Political Methods and Characteristics of Washington's Administra- 
tion." Arrangements are in progress to secure addresses during the coming winter 
from several gentlemen prominent in genealogical and historical research. 

Since printing my article on the Hasbrouck family, vol. 17, p. 261, of the 
Record, the Rev. Evelyn P. Bartow informs me that Jean Hasbrouck and Anna 
Deyo had a son Isaac bp. in the Dutch Ch. Brooklyn, April 17, 16S0, and Mr. Louis 
Hasbrouck Sahler gives me from the family Bible of Daniel Hasbrouck, (No. 6, p. 
262) the record of the birth of his son Josaphat, at New Paltz, March ig, 1739. 


The statement was recently made in many American journals and copied in several 
English papers, that Mrs. Lydia Drake who died in Rockford, 111., October iS, 1889, 
at the great age of ninety-seven was a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, and 1 re- 
member to have seen a similar statement made within a few years in behalf of another 
person of the same name. As Sir Francis Drake had no children, they were certainly 
not his descendants, but may possibly have been those of his younger brother, who 
succeeded to the great navigator's title and property after his death in the year 1595. 

J. G. w. 

The year 1889 completed the two hundred and fiftieth year of the settlement of 
Gardiner's Island, Lion Gardiner the commander of Saye-Brooke Fort having pur- 
chased it from the Indians and moved there with his wife, son and servants in 1639. 
This was the first English settlement in New York. His eldest son David Gardiner, 
born at Saye-Brooke Fort 1636, was the first white child born in Connecticut, while 
his daughter, Elizabeth, born 1641 on Gardiner's Island (then called the Isle of Wight), 
was the first English child born in New York. This Island has descended according 
to the law of Primogeniture, the present proprietor or " Lord of the Manor," being 
the 1 2th. F. d. t. 

Mr. William John Potts, Camden, N. J., sends the following extract from the 
"Scientific American," June 26, 1847. Can any one identify the family? 

'' One day last week the workmen in digging among the foundations of Grace 
Church, at the corner of Broadway and Rector street, which has recently been pulled 
down, a coffin, apparently of silver, was discovered about two feet and a-half in length, 
containing the body of a female child, with an inscription bearing date 1767. The 
cofHn had a glass over the face, and a little further down a looking glass set in the 
metal. Near the foot of the coffin was an aperture closed by a glass stopper, which 
being opened it appeared that the coffin was filled with spirits of turpentine, in which 
the body was preserved, so that the features were seen through the glass." 

The following genealogical records of Samuel Jenings' family (the first governor 
of West Jersey) are taken from the Friends records of Bucks, England, in London. 

Samuel Jenings, of Aylesbury, Bucks, married Ann Olive 7d. iim. 1672. 

Elizabeth Jenings (sister of Samuel) of Aylesbury, Bucks married Joseph Hack- 
ney, of Hempstead, I7d. 12m. 1675. 

Sarah Jenings, of Aylesbury, died isd. 2m. 1674. 

William Jennings, son of Samuel and Ann, of Aylesbury, born 8d. 9m. 1675. 

Sarah Jenings, daughter of Samuel and Ann, of Ajlesbury, born lod. 2m. 1679. 

A^ Notes and Queries. fJ^"*- 

The births of the other two daughters of Samuel Jenings, with their genealogies, 
were given in an article '■ Thomas Stevenson and some of his descendants," published 
in Vol. 13, page 117, 1882. of the Record. JNO. r. stkvenson. 

Mr. J. Rutgers Le Roy, 14 Rue Clement Marot, Paris, sends the blazon of 
the arms of NiCASius de Sille. (Record, vol. xx. p. igo), as follows : 

SILLE, (de)— HOLLANDE. BOIS-le-DUC. De sable au sautoir d'argent 

accompagne d'une molette d'or en chef, et de trois etrilles du 

second, 2 flancs et i en pointe. 

Casque couronnee. 

Cimier. — Deux bras armesd'azur, les mains de carnation tenant 

chacune une epee, la pointe. en haut, les dites epees en chevron 



REFERENCE.— "Armorial General,"' by J. B. RIETSTAP. 

Vol. II. p. 778. Ed. 1887. 
The blazon in English is : Sable a saltire argent between a mullet or and three 
curry combs of the second. Crest. On a full faced helmet with bars, out of a coro- 
net, two armed arms in pale flexed and reflexed azure, the hands proper, each holding 
a sword, point upwards, bendways and bendways sinister. This is not a translation 
but an independent blazon. 

It will be of interest to many beyond the members of the Bayard family to learn 
that in his Holland researches during the past Summer, General WUson was success- 
ful in tracing for the first lime the ancestry of Samuel Bayard, who in 1636 married 
Anna Stuyvesant, sister of the last of the Dutch runners of T^ew York, to Nicholas 
Bayard, an eminent Huguenot clergyman who was in charge of the French church in 
Antweip in 1592, and for several years previous to that date. The ancient Dutch deed 
which the President saw in Amsterdam, and which was represented as being the deed 
for Manhattan Island, proved to be, when translated, the patent or deed of the Van 
Rensselaer property at Albany of the year 1630, a most interesting and well-preserved 
document on parchment which had been in the possession of the Dutch branch of the 
family for more than two and a half centuries. This discovery was a great disap- 
pointment to the General, who supposed he had found, as represented, a document 
which would have been of the deepest interest not only to the people of this cii\ , but 
to the whole country. 

In speaking of Cornelis Elting, (Record, vol. 16, p. 29) bp. at Kingston, 
Dec. 29, 16S1, I state that I could not find his will on record, or the marriages of 
any of his children. The Rev. Roswell-Randall Hoes writes me that he has lately 
discovered in the office of Probate in Frederick, Frederick Co. Maryland, the fol- 
lowing records, relating to Cornelis Elting and his family: 

First Book of Wills, page 65. Will of Cornelius Eltinge of Frederick Co 
Farmer. Wife Rebecca gets his dwelling house and tracts of land, called Mill 
Burn. Long Acre, Addition, Eltinge's Rest and Derby Island, all in Frederick Co. 

Mentions son Isaac A, married daughter, name not given. Son in law John 
Hite, son in law Isaac Kite. Will dated April 26, 1751, proved Jan. i, 1754. 

In Vol. I, page 72, of another series of volumes, relating to the Settlement of 
Estates, the name of Abraham Faree is mentioned, also on p. 74, " Rewlifi' Eltinge 
in full of his proportionable part of his Father Abraham Elting's Estate." First 
book of Wills p. 87, Will of Rebecca Ellinge of Frederick Co. Widow, speaks of 
.Susannah, Widow of Edward Beatty, Daughter, Sarah Hite, Elizabeth Ferree gets 
one shilling. Son, Isaac. The Will is dated March 22, 1755, and proved Jan. 12, 

First book of Wills page 96, Will of Isaac Eltinge of Frederick Co., Wife Mary, 
son Cornelius. Testator had land called Darby Island, Mill Burn, Fair Island, 
Invention, all in Frederick Co. Other tracts are also mentioned by name. Speaks 
of his sister Elizabeth Ferrie, and of William, Cornelius, John and Anna, children 
of his sister Yaccomintie Thomson, late deceased, his Wife Mary, and Rodolphus 
Elting were the Executors. Will dated March 18, 1756, proved Oct. 20, 1756. 


1890.] Obituaries. — Book Notices. aj 


Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight, Ph.D., LL.D., was born at New Haven 
Conn., April 5th, 1816, and died at Clinton, New York, Sept. iSlh, iSSg. He was 
the eldest son of Benjamin Woolsey Dwight, M.D., the second son of Rev. Timothy 
Dwiglit, D.D., LL.D., long the distinguished President of Yale College. The sub- 
ject of this sketch was also descended from Rev. John Pierpont of New Haven, and 
from the famous metaphysician, Jonathan Edwards. On the maternal side he had 
among his ancestors John Eliot, the "apostle to the Indians," Governor Dudley of 
Massachusetts, and the Rev. John Woodbridge, agraduate of 0.xford University, Eng- 
land, who came to this country in 1634. There were rine of this family in successive 
generations who were educated men and Puritan Ministers. 

Dr. Dwight inherited strong literary tastes, and was in various directions a most 
earnest and successful student. He entered with his whole heart into all his under- 
takings. He was an able writer upon theological topics, a successful sermonizer, a 
distinguished author upon Philology, and one of the most accomplished genealogical 
writers of our day. His works upon the "Dwight Family" and the "Strong 
Family " are marvels of assiduity and thorough research. The " Dwight Family" is 
prepared with great literaiy skill and in such a manner as to make it highly readable 
and interesting. They are both permanent monuments to his memory. The Record 
contains many valuable articles from his busy and facile pen. His crowning excel- 
lence was exhibited as an educator. He was not only a thorough student, but possessed 
rare gifts of communication and stimulation. Thousands of young men owe their ed- 
ucational development and success in life to his advice, training and encouragement. 
He pursued his calling as a Christian duty and as a labor of love. 

In personal qualities, he was attractive and engaging. Lie was vi^arm in friend- 
ship, spotless in character, and open and truthful in his communications with others. 
He abhorred deceit in all of its forms, living in every direction a most honorable and 
useful life. 


Gray Genealogy. Being a Genealogical Record and History of the Descend- 
ants of John Gray of Beverly, Mass. ; and also including sketches of other Gray 
Families. By M. D. Raymond. Tarrytown. N. Y. 1887. 8vo, pp. 316, 

The indefatigable editor of the Tarrytown Argus has in this work collected with 
much industry material of interest to the Gray tamily. There are numerous por- 
traits, and the biographical sketches are full and well written. There is a full index 
of allied families — but w° miss one of the Grays. The record of the family during 
the Revolutionaiy war seems to have been a most honorable one. j. R. g. jr. 

The Scotch-Irish in America, Proceedings of the Scotch-Irish Con- 
gress AT Columbia, Tennessee, May ii, iSSg. Published by order of the 
Scotch-Irish Society of America. Cincinnati : Robert Clarke & Co., 1889. 

This well-printed octavo volume is the first distinctive work on a race which has 
given five Presidents to the United States. »In view of the fact that the Scotch-Irish 
have been leaders in almost every sphere of American life, it is certainly surjirising 
that no history of the race in the New World has hitherto been written or published. 
This carefull}' prepared volume is the auspicious beginning of an organized effort to 
give the great race" its well-merited prominence in American history. j. g. w. 

The Family of John Si one. One of the First Settlers of Guilford, Conn. By 
William L. Stone, 2d. Albany : Joel Munsell's Sons, 188S. 

To others than members of the Stone family, perhaps the most interesting pages in 
this carefully-prepared volume are those devoted to the diary of Stephen Stone. It 
is said to be the first Journal of a Minute-Man of the Revolution which has appeared 
in print, illustrating in a graphic manner the great difficulty which constantly con- 


Book Notices. [Jan., 

fronted Washington in keeping his most uncertain troops together, A very full 
biography of Colonel William L. Stone, the well-known author and editor, is accom- 
panied by a fine steel portrait. The founder of the American family, it may be men- 
tioned, came to New England in 1639, i" the company of the Rev. Henry Whitefield, 
settling in what is now known as Guilford, Conn. J. G. W. 

The Keyser Family ; compiled by Charles S. Keyser. Sq. 8vo. Philadelphia, 

This is mainly a history of the bi-centennial reunion held at Germantown, Pa., 
Oct. lOth, 1S88, of the descendants of Dick Keyser, who emigrated from Holland 
with his two sons in i683 and settled at Germantown. Keyser was a silk merchant 
of Amsterdam, of the Mennouite faith, who, in his religious zeal, followed Pastorius 
to the New World, and the reunion was held in the old Mennonite Church of which 
he was one of the founders, and in which he officiated for a time as pastor. The 
book, which is a handsome and beautifully printed volume, illustrated with a number 
of portraits and fac-similes, contains the addresses delivered on the occasion of the 
reunion, all of which are interesting and well written, one of them especially, on 
'•The Family History," by Charles S. Keyser, showing a marvellous amount of 
.industrious research. The genealogical portion of the book is fragmentary and very 
confusing in arrangement, but will serve as a valuable nucleus for the future geneal- 
ogist of the family. T. G. E. 

The Family of Joris Dircksen Brinckerhoff, 163S. 8vo. pp. 188. New 
York. Richard Brinkerhoff. 

The origin and purpose of this entertaining book commands at once our interest. 
In 1884 upon invitation of Gen. Roeliff Brinkerhoff, of Mansfield, Ohio, some mem- 
bers of the Brinckerhoff family met in New York and formed an organization for the 
purpose of collecting and preserving the history of this old and honorable Huguenot- 
Dutch family. This book is now sent out as an avant-coureur to show what has been 
done, to create interest, and induce contributions of data for the future publication of 
a complete history. It contains much valuable information in regard to the American 
ancestor ; its genealogies are quite full, and the numerous biographical sketches are 
well-written and interesting. The illustrations of old homesteads, relics and the 
Brinckerhoff coat of arms are excellent. A wholesome spirit and tone pervades this 
book. The modern biographies are concise and in good taste, but it is in the records 
of past generations that one feels with what sincere and loving interest the descend- 
ants have lingered over the stories of their fathers, and how reverently and wisely they 
cherish the good names and deeds of their ancestors. j, R. G,, jr. 

A History of the Clan MacLean, — From its earliest settlement at Duard 
Castle on the Isle of Mull, to the present period, inchiding a genealogical account of 
some of the principal families together with their Heraldry, Legends, Superstitions, 
etc., by J. P. Macl^ean. Illustrated with maps, portraits, views of battle-fields, 
castles, tombs, ruins and armorial bearings, 8vo, pp, 480. Robert Clarke & Co., 
Cincinnati, 1889. 

This valuable work, which has evidently been a labor of love with its industrious 
and enthusiastic author, is almost wholly confined to the MacLeans of Scotland. It 
has been carefully and conscientiously prepared and cannot fail to be of interest to 
others than those of the celebrated clan, which for centuries held a conspicuous place 
for independence of bearing and disinterested loyalty to their Scottish sovereigns. Sir 
Walter Scott said of the clan, 

" May the race of Clan-Gillian, the fearless and free, 
Remember Glenlivat, Harlow and Dundee." 

One of this bold and hardy race, as the writer's father used to relate, in a dispute 
with a Campbell as to which was the most ancient clan, said in answer to the latter's 
statement that they dated back to the time of the flood, " The Macl-eans are far 
older than the flood." " Well," replied the Campbell, " I never heard of any ofyour 

clan being on board the Ark," to which came the energetic answer, " D your ark, 

the MacLeans always had a boat of their own," 

It is certainly a surprising circumstance that this entertaining and valuable vol- 
ume should have been written in Ohio, nearly four thousand miles from the headquar- 
ters of the clan, and by an American whose Scottish ancestor came to Virginia as 
long ago as the year 1760. To that ancestor, John MacLean and his descendants, 
the author devotes the concluding chapter of his comprehensive work, 

J. G. w. 

1890.] Book Notices. 


WiNSLOW Memorial. Family Records of Winslows and their Descendants in 
America, with the English Ancestry as far as known. Kenelni Winslow. Vol. II. 
By David Parsons Holton, A.M., M.D., and his wife, Mrs. Frances K. (Norward) 
Holton. New "S'ork, 1888. 8vo, pp. 529-1057. Appendix, pp. 179: Indexes, 72. 
Sixteen portraits, besides other illustrations. 

This noble volume completes the work upon which our late esteemed (r(?;//;-£vv Dr. 
D. P. Holton was engaged during the later years of his life ; and is a monument not 
only to his research and industry, but, also, to the wifely loyalty and courage of 
Mrs. Holton. Despite ill-health, discouragements and accidents almost overwhelm- 
ing, she has persevered with unconquerable courage ; and now has the happiness of 
seeing her good husband's life-work fitly completed and rendered useful to hundreds 
of the Winslow connection, who ought — if they do not — to "rise up and call her 
Blessed !" The two volumes, as they now- stand, possess an interest far wider than 
the mere Winslow name. Looking over these pages we seem to be reading an epitome 
of New England — yes — even of Ainencan history; and we glean from ihem some 
idea of what is meant by the " diffusion of blood " in ancestral lines ; of its varie- 
ties, its subtile combinations, its preservative and conservative qualities, its value 
in the making of character — and hence, of the importance of guarding the transmis- 
sion of the "best blood" in the community, by the formation of a high public moral 
sense in regard to the sanctity and purpose of marriage. 

The \Vinslow Memorial is especially rich in biographical detail, that element 
which gives to genealogical work its truest value ; and lifts it out of its mere " dry- 
as-dust " sphere, with that of scientific value and instruction. Genealogies without 
biographies, have their mere legal value, as do parchment records and mouldering 
gravestones ; but, with biographies^ they become living fountains of wholesome truth, 
surrounded by ever-blooming flowers of poesy and romance, which serve to keep the 
memory of departed generations ever green. H. R. s. 

The Driver Family : A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Robert and 
Phebe Driver, of Lynn, Mass. With an Appendix containing Twenty-three Allied 
Families. 1592-1887. Compiled by a Descendant, Harriet Ruth (Waters) Cooke, of 
New York City. 8vo, pp. 531. Cambridge, Mass., John Wilson & Son, University 
Press, 18S9. 

This elaborate and beautifully printed volume is, as the author tells us, the results 
of three years careful inquiry into all known sources of information relating to the 
Driver family. In this undertaking, as well as in tracing the history of the allied 
families, Mrs. Cooke had the valuable aid of Mr. Perley Derby, the well-known gene- 
alogist of Salem, Mass. One needs only to glance through the book to see that it is 
considerably more than a mere collection of names and dates, and that it is full of 
matter of interest to the general reader. Wills, deeds, letters, newspaper extracts and 
other valuable data, are profusely distributed through the volume, and greatly enliven 
the dryer details of family history. The Appendix occupies considerably more than 
half the book, and is devoted to an account of twenty-three allied families ; of these, 
the histories of fifteen are now published for the first time. They include the names 
of Archer, Babbidge, Beckford, Cash, Crowninshield, Daland, Flint, Ives, Luscom'b, 
Metcalf, Moses, Palmer, Patterson, Saunders, and Wellman. While the author has 
evidently taken great care to secure general accuracy, she will doubtless receive many 
valuable additions and corrections from interested readers. An account, for instance, 
of the descendants of Mr. Daniel King (1601-1672) and wife Elizabeth, of Lynn, 
Mass., would include about all of the name of King to be found in the book. This 
statement must except the Hon. Samuel Ward King, Governor of Rhode Island, who, 
by the way, was not descended from W^illiam and Dorothy King, of Salem, Mass., as 
stated on page 157. Governor King's ancestor was probably Clement King, of whom 
an account may be found in "Austin's Biographical Dictionary of the Early Settlers 
of Rhode Island." 



The Maine Genealogical Society. By-Laws. i2mo. Portland, 18S9. 

R. H. TiLLEY. American Genealogical Queries, i8&g. 8vo. Newport, 1889. 

The Oneida Historical Society. Proceedings, 1887-1889. 8vo. Utica, 1889. 

RuFUS King. King family Papers. 8vo — Life of George Stephenson, by Samuel 
Smiles. 8vo. Boston, 1858 — St. Nicholas Society, 1889. i2mo. New York, 1889 — 
Life of Hon. John R. Bartlett, by Wm. Gammell. 8vo. Providence, 1886 — Historical 
Fallacies regarding Colonial New York, by Douglas Campbell. 8vo. New York, 1879 
— Genealogy of the Marsh Family. 8vo, Amherst, 1886 — Life of Mrs. S. B. Dean, by 
Rev. Enoch Sanford, D.D. Svo. Raynham, 18S5 — Cornwall, by Lewis Beach. 8vo. 
Newburgh, 1873 — Bibliography of Sir Walter Raleigh. Svo. New Yoik, 1886 — Adriaen 
Van Der Donck, by T. Astley Atkins. Svo. Ycnkers, 1888 — Clarke, Son and Piatt, 
Advertising Agents. Svo. London, 1S81 — Harris Arms, a Photograph. 

Yale University. Catalogue— Obituary Recor?l of Graduates. 2 vols. Svo. New 
Haven, 1889. 

William Nelson. Sermon on Mrs. R. Vandervoort, by Arthur Burtis. Svo. Buffalo, 
184S — Memoir of Rev. Joseph Sanford, by Robert Baird. Svo. Philadelphia, 1836- 
Sermon on Rev. William Andrews, by Rev. Grant Powers. Svo. Hartford, 1S3S — 
Sermon on Miss Charlotte Seely, by James B. Shaw. Svo. Rochester, 1852 — First 
Annual Report of the Newport Historical Society. Svo. Newport, 1S86 — Two dis- 
courses on Mrs. Ann Sands, by Rev. Benj. C. Cutler, D.D. Svo. New York, 1S52 — 
Sermon at the Consecration of Horatio Potter, D.D., by Rt. Rev. Francis Fulford. Svo. 
New York, 1854 — Memorial Addresses on C. C. Washburn. Svo. Madison, Wis., 1883 
— The Spirit of the Pastor. Svo. Yonkers, 1S52 — Sketch of Rev. 11. H. Blair, by Rev. 
James Pine. Svo. Philadelphia. 

The Co.\necticut Historical Society. Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of 
the Adoption of the Federal Constitution in Connecticut. Svo. Hartford, 1S89. 

The Diocese of Long Island. Bishop's Annual Address — Report of the Committee 
on Proportionate Representation. Svo. Brooklyn, 1889. 

The Alumni Association of Union College. Report. Svo. 1889. 

The Attorney-General of the U. S. Report. Svo. Washington, 1889. 

The Historical Society of Southern California. Annual Publication. 8vo. 
Los Angeles, 1889. 

John Bodine Thompson. John Thompson and Family. Svo. Williamsport, Pa., 18J 

The Mercantile Library. Sixty-eighth A.nnual Report. 8vo. New York, iSSg. 

The Bureau of Education. Contributions to American Educational History — Educa- 
tion in Wis., S. C, Ga., Fla. By William F. Allen, D. E Spencer, Colyer Meriweather, 
C. E. Jones, and George G. Bush. 8vo. Washington, 1S89. 

E. N. Shepphard. Reports of the Boston Record Commissioners. 10 vols. Svo. 
Boston, 1881-1887. 

E. DuFOSSE. Americain Bulletin du Bouquiniste, 6 Ser., No. 4. Paris, 1S89. 

C. C. Baldwin. The Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, by C. C. Baldwin. Cleveland, 

0._, 1889. ^ ^y yi > y 

II. Senior & Co. Broadsheet Illustrations of Wood Engraving. 2 copies. New York, 

The Baker and Taylor Co. The Farnham Genealogy. 2d edition. By Rev. J. M. 

W. Farnham. New York, 1S89. 
Maurice Tripet. Armoiries des Families Neuchateloises, 1660, by Maurice Tripet. 

Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1SS9. 
Mrs. Morris P. Ferris. The Schepen's Dream, by Mrs. Ferris. New York, 18S9. 
The New Jersey Historical Society. 51 Pamphlets. 

Henry F. Waters. Ancestry of Washington, by Henry F. Waters. Boston, 1889. 
William Pitt Robinson. Rotheram Register. Worksop, 1S89. 
Frank E. Randall. Epitaphs from Colchester, Conn. 
William Henry Lee. History of New Britain, etc., 1640-1S89, by David N. Camp, 

A.M. New Britain, 18S9. 
E. M. Barton, Esq. Life and Services of Maj.-Gen. Samuel Elbert, by Charles C. 

Jones, jr., LL.D. Cambridge, 1S89. 
William Alfred Jones. Lives of American Merchants. Vol. I. By Freeman Hunt, 

A.M. New York, 1856. 
Maurice Tripet. L'Art Heraldique ii L'Exposition Universelle de 18S9, by Ray- 
mond Richebe. Neuchatel, 1889. 
Gen. Jas. C^rant Wilson. The Life and Letters of Fitz-Greene Halleck. New 

York, 1869— Memorials of Washington Bartlett, iSSS ; George Francis Choate, iSS 

Alexander Del Mar, 18S4 ; Arthur and Lewis Tappan, 1S83. 





§cnfa%ical anb '§i0gra|fjical llccorb. 

Vol. XXI. NEW YORK, APRIL, 1890. No. 11. 



By the late Rev. Francis M. Kip. D.D. 

About the middle of the seventeenth century the Dutch East India 
Company sent out an apprentice to the province of New Amsterdam— a 
native of Holland, named Francis Rombout. 

He appears to have been a youth of considerable ability, and tradi- 
tion reports that he gave the highest satisfaction in the conditions of life 
in which he was placed. 

On the expiration of his apprenticeship he at once engaged in busi- 
ness on his own account, becoming associated with Gelyn, or Gulian 
Verplank, the ancestor of the well-known family of that name, and of 
our late distinguished citizen, Hon. Gulian C. Verplank. This copart- 
nership continued for many years. 

Francis Rornbout was an Alderman of New York in the years 1^)73, 
1676, 1677, ^678; then again in 1686, 1687. He was also twice Mayor 
of the city of New York. In September, 1683, he married Mrs. Helena 
Van Ball — her maiden name was Seller. Her first husband was a Mr. 
Bogardus, her second Mr. Van Ball, her third Francis Rombout ; and 
as early in the year 1693 she took an inventory of his effects, it would 
appear that she survived her husband. 

In February, 1682, the Governor of the Province of New York granted 
a license to Francis Rombout and Gulian Verplank for the purchase of a 
tract of land from, the Wappinger Indians ; this tract consisted of eighty- 
five thousand acres of land. Tradition reports that a committee was sent 
from Ulster to examine this land, with a view to settlement ; and this 
committee returned declaring that the land was not worth crossing the 
river for. Probably they would hold a different opinion now. 

In 1685 King James II. gave a royal patent tor this land to Francis 
Rombout and Stephen Van Cortlandt, and (Mr. Verplank having died in 
the interim) to Jacobus Kip, a wealthy and influential citizen of New 
York, who soon after married Mrs. Verplank. About fifty years later the 
county of Dutchess was divided into seven precincts ; one of these, includ- 
ing all Fishkill and this property we have described, was called the Rom- 
bout Precinct. Francis Rombout died in the year 169 1. His only 
child was a daughter, seven years of age. By his will he bequeathed to 
her the entire Rombout Precinct. At a very early age, less than sixteen, 
she married Roger Brett, an Englishman, and they immediately removed 
to Fishkill, or the Rombout Precinct, as it was then called. Soon after her 

C2 Historical Sketch of Fishkill and its Ancient Church. [April, 

husband, on his return from New York, was knocked overboard by the 
boom of a sloop on which he had taken passage, and drowned, just as the 
vessel was entering the mouth of the Fishkill Creek. Madam Brett, as 
she was thereafter called, resided on the Rombout Precinct for sixty years, 
until her death at the age of eighty. 

In 17 14 the whole county of Dutchess only contained four hundred 
and forty-six inhabitants, and sixty-seven heads of families. The church 
nearest to Fishkill was New Paltz. In 1716, tradition again informs us, that 
the Rev. Petrus Vas, a learned and eloquent minister who had been sent 
out from Holland to preach the gospel in Kingston, was requested to visit 
Poughkeepsie for the purpose of organizing a Reformed Dutch church. 
He reported, as the result of his investigations, that it was not worth 
while to make the attempt. Poughkeepsie would never amount to any- 
thing as a place, or in fact be able to support a church. But the rever- 
end gentleman strongly advised the organization of a church at Fishkill, 
some fourteen miles below. The country was beautiful, the inhabitants 
uncommonly intelligent and appreciative. 

Fdcts prove that both the churches of Poughkeepsie and Fishkill were 
organized that year, united under the same pastor until 1772. 

The church building was not erected at Fishkill until some years 
later, although religious services were held as opportunity offered. 

Madam Brett most generously gave the land for the old Reformed 
Dutch church of Fishkill, and also for the very large graveyard, one of 
the oldest in the state (some of the stones dating back to 1727). The 
first name of a church member bears date of that year — Sept. 30, 1727. 
The first date of a Consistory meeting is April 17, 1730 — elders Abraham 
BrinckerhofF, Hendrick Phillips ; deacons Peter Duboys, Abraham Buys. 

The first recorded marriage is Oct. 7, 1731. 

June 28, 1 73 1, the following petition is sent to His Excellency, 
John Montgomerie, Governor of the Province of New York : "That the 
inhabitants of Fish Creek, being in daily expectation of a minister from 
Holland, have agreed among themselves to erect a church for the public 
worship of God, nigh the said Fish Creek." 

The church was built of stone ; the roof came up from each side to 
the centre of the building, the window-sashes being made of iron, the 
panes very small. The church also contained a bell. 

The first pastor of the united churches of Poughkeepsie and Fishkill 
was the Rev. Cornelius Van Schie. He was educated and ordained in 
Holland, and installed over the church of Fishkill Oct. 4, 1731, by 
the Rev. Gualterus Dubois, of New York. In 1738 Mr. Van Schie re- 
moved to Albany, where he died in 1744. 

The second pastor was the Rev. Benjamin Meynema, who was also 
educated in Holland. His professorial certificate, still extant, speaks in 
the most flattering manner of his attainments and industry. The date of 
Mr. Meynema's resignation was 1755. He is buried in the yard of this 
church, where the stones of himself and wife (Katrina Rapelye) are still 
to be seen. 

The third pastor was the Rev. Jacobus Van Nist. Tradition, again, 
reports him as a young man of brilliant talents and great learning. 
Bright hopes were entertained respecting him, but they were of very short 
duration. God took him in the very springtime of life. 

He was buried under the pulpit of the church. The stone erected to 

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his memory stands against the rear wall of the church, bearing this in- 
scription in the Dutch language : 

"Jacobus Van Nist. 
Preacher of the Holy Gospel in Poughkeepsie and Fishkill. 
Died April 10, 1761, in his 27th Year." 

And before we go on with the pastorate of this ancient church, we 
stop a moment to remark upon two distinguished personages, both members 
of this church, who, like their young pastor, were laid in this consecrated 
spot within the next four years. 

One was Madam Brett, who died in 1764, aged eighty ; whose gener- 
ous donation of seven or eight acres and other gifts to this church have 
ever kept her name fresh. 

The second was a most remarkable character — Englebert Huff. As 
his extreme age has excited much attention, I will remark that at, the 
beginning of my pastorate, 1836, some few were living who had gome 
slight recollection of his death, and his longevity, and very many whose 
parents were well acquainted with the patriarch. 

My first funeral at Fishkill was of a very aged lady, daughter of an 
officer in the colonial army. She was born during the siege of Louis- 
burg, and during her life was a living history of wonderful events. Mr. 
Huff was a frequent visitor at her house, and her daughter furnished me 
with many anecdotes respecting him. 

One was that during his third widowhood he became enamored of a 
young lady, and one day called upon her to pay his addresses. He found 
another young man there on the same errand. And the fair one was 
thus favored with the simultaneous attentions of two suitors, but in 
whose ages there was a marked difference, the one having attained 
twenty-one years, the other one hundred and twenty-one. 

This aged man was a tenant of Mr. Verplank, who, to perpetuate his 
memor}', gave to both Trinity church and the Reformed Dutch church 
solid silver tankards with the following inscription : 

" Presented by Samuel Verplanck, Esq., to the first Reformed Dutch 
church in the town of Fishkill, to commemorate Mr. Englebert Huff, a 
Norwegian by birth, and attached to the Life Guards of William, Prince 
of Orange, afterwards William IH. of England. He resided for a num- 
ber of years in this country, and died with unblemished reputation at 
Fishkill, March 21st, 1765, aged 128 years." 

A short time since Mr. James E. Dean received from Robert N. 
Verplanck, Esq., a copy of the Gentleman's Magazine, dated July, 1765 

This is the extract : 

"Died recently, at Fishkill, near New York, Mr. Englebert Huff, aged 
128 years. Formerly attached to the Life Guard of William HL He 
distinctly remembered ploughing in a field when the news of the exe- 
cution of Charles L of England was brought to him." 

Thus in my twenty-seventh year I conversed with one who was inti- 
mate with a person who remembered the execution of King Charles L 

About the time of Mr. Van Nist's death began the troubles of Coetus 
and Conferentia. These troubles lasted for many years. I have not time 
to touch upon them; it is a long subject, and would require a paper 

tA Historical Sketch of Fishkill and its Ancient Church. [April, 

itself. 1 will therefore pass on. After the death of Mr. Van Nist a call 
was sent to the Chassis of Amsterdam, Holland, from these united 
churches, to be disposed of according to their wisdom. This call they 
placed in the hands of the Rev. Isaac Rysdyck, who, after signifying his 
acceptance, was ordained in Holland, and installed over these united 
churches September, 1765. 

In a letter written to the Classis of Amsterdam Oct. 22, 1765 : "The 
Rev. Mr. Rysdyck has been received with extreme love and joy. He 
gives promise of being a man of great influence in our church, especially 
to the congregations, where he labors with so great discretion." 

Mr. Rysdyck began and prosecuted his labors in troublous times, 
not only from the Coetus and Conferentia difficulties to which we have 
alluded, but the colonies were now restive under the denial of their 
rights and the weight of the burdens imposed upon them by the English 
Government. The dark clouds portending became thicker and heavier, 
until they burst upon our land. From 1 776-1 783 the colonists were bat- 
tling with a mighty foe for the acquisition of that national independence 
they believed God willed them to enjoy. 

During the seven years of the war, although no battle was fought in 
Fishkill, yet the town is memorable in the history of the times. In this 
village was the chief repository for the military and hospital stores of the 
northern army. The Convention appointed to prepare a Constitution for 
the state, having been driven from New York to Harlem, and thence to 
this place, sat in session in 1776 in the Episcopal church in this village ; 
and though they subsequently transferred their sessions to and completed 
their work in Kingston, it was printed in this place. Says the Hon. 
Gulian C. Verplank : " This Constitution was the first as well as the most 
important book printed in this state." The people could find but one 
press in their domain with which to print the work of their representa- 
tives. It was done at Fishkill by Samuel Loudon, who had been a whig 
editor and printer in the city of New York, and who had retired with his 
press to Fishkill. 

During the war a newspaper was published in this village, and accord- 
ing to a statement in \ht Historical Documents, Vol. III., page 1195. 
while the revolutionary army was at Newburgh the printing was done by 
a press at Fishkill, as appears by the printed orders of the army of that 

And here it was that the sword of Washington, now in the Patent 
Office at the seat of government, was made, still having on it the m.aker's 
name: J. Baily, Fishkill. Mr. Baily was a member of this church, and 
active in the erection of the edifice we now occupy. 

During the war a portion of the army was quartered in this place, 
their barracks extending from the Van Wyck place to the foot of the 

I'he officers' headquarters were in the Isaac Van Wyck place, well 
known to the readers of Cooper's Spy as the Wharton House. Near that 
residence, by the large black-walnut trees south of the road at the foot 
of the mountain, was the burial-place of the soldiers. The Episcopal 
church was used as a hospital. In the Reformed Dutch church the tory 
and other prisoners were confined, and from a window in this building 
Enoch Crosby, arrested and imprisoned as a spy, effected his escape. 

General Lafayette had his quarters in what is now the residence of 

1890.] Historical Sketch of Fishkill and its Ancient Church. cr 

Matthew V. B. Brinkerhoff, Esq., and while there had an illness of six 
weeks' duration. General Washington was frequently by his side. 

During the progress of the war the ladies of the town were so very 
diligent in making and preparing linen and clothing for the army, that 
whenever there was a pressure for more the State Committee would say 
that it was only necessary for them to make their wants known to the 
ladies of Fishkill. 

To return to the ministry of this church. Mr. Rysdyck is described 
as of most commanding personal' appearance, in his manners an old- 
timed gentleman. 

According to the custom of those days he usually rode on horseback, 
wearing a cocked hat and white, flowing wig, with the customary clerical 
dress. On Sabbaths he rode up to the church door, where the sexton 
stood waiting to take his horse ; dismounting, he would pass into the 
church, and, standing on the lowest step of the staircase, would bury his 
face in his hat and engage in silent prayer, as was the custom of Dutch 
dominies in those days. 

Mr. Rysdyck was a man of great and diversified attainments. He 
was considered the most learned theologian of the Reformed Dutch 
Church. He wrote both in Greek and Latin with as much facility as in 
his native Dutch. In the University of Groningen he was made as famil- 
iar with the Hebrew as with his mother-tongue, and, great as were his at- 
tainments in the sacred and profane classics, his theological reading and 
attainments were no less extensive and accurate. His sermons were 
specimens of the analytical form of discussion. The body of these ser- 
mons were judicious and masterly dissertations, and the applications were 
practical and full of aff"ectionate consolations, warnings and reprovings. 

At an early period of his ministry Mr. Rysdyck opened an academy 
which soon became important, and even famous. In 1772 the Synod of 
the Reformed Dutch Church, after expressing regret that it was necessary 
to postpone action with regard to the professorate, passed this resolution : 
"If in the interim any students should be desirous of being prepared for 
the holy ministry, they shall resort to one of the following places, as best 
calculated to secure a learned education, viz. : New York, Albany, Fish- 
kill, Raritan, Hackensack." 

Among many men of note who received their education under Mr. 
Rysdyck, I mention Rev. John H. Livingston, D. D., and Rev. Elias Van 

At the session of the General Synod in 1772, Poughkeepsie withdrew 
from the associated churches and became independent, and Mr. Rys- 
dyck presented to the Synod for their approval a call made unto him by 
the church of Fishkill, in addition to his former call, to preach to them 
alternately in the Dutch and English languages, for hitherto he had only 
preached in Dutch. 

Mr. Rysdyck died Nov. 20, 1790, and was buried under the pulpit 
of the church at New Hackensack. 

At the date of my settlement here, in 1836, very many remained (and 
in fact for several years later) who well remembered this learned and elo- 
quent man. 

The Rev. Isaac Blauvelt filled an interim of a few years. 

On the 23d of November, 1791, the Rev. Nicholas Van Vranken was 
ordained pastor of the united churches of Fishkill, Hopewell and New 

c6 Historical Sketch of Fishkill and its Ancient Church. [Aprii, 

Hackensack. Mr. Van Vranken was born in Schenectady, May 24, 1762. 
After he had finished his own studies he established and taught an 
academy in his native city. This academy was the germ of Union Col- 
lege. Mr, Van Vranken was a man of fine attainments, both literary and 
theological ; a fervent and eloquent speaker, a devoted servant of God. 
During his pastorate preaching in the Dutch language was entirely 
relinquished by the associated churches ; but so great were Mr. Van 
Vranken's linguistic abilities and tact, that when, according to the old 
Dutch custom, the communicants stood around the pulpit to receive the 
sacred elements from the hands of their pastor — who, as he administered, 
would address words to each communicant as their circumstances seemed 
to require — Mr. Van Vranken's quick eye in a moment took in indi- 
vidual peculiarities, addressing himself with great rapidity in Dutch or 
English, as it was the language best understood of the one he addressed. 
We have not time here to repeat the many interesting reminiscences of 
this beloved and admired clergyman. One person remarked to him : 
"Dominie, I hear that a great woe has been pronounced against you ; 
a woe upon the very highest authority. It is from the Bible : ' Woe unto 
the man of whom all speak well.'" 

This anecdote may serve to show the estimation in which he was held. 
Mr. Van Vranken died, after a brief but violent illness, May 20, 1804, 
in the forty-second year of his age. He was buried in the graveyard 
of the church, and this is the inscription on his stone : 

" Glory to God alone. Sacred to the memory of the Reverend Nicho- 
las Van Vranken, Minister of Jehovah Jesus, and Pastor of the Dutch 
Reformed Congregations of Fishkill, Hopewell, and New-Hackensack. 
This excellent man lived tenderly beloved, and died deeply-lamented by 
the people of his charge. 

"He was born May 24, 1762, and departed in peace May 20th, 1804, 
aged 41 years, 11 mos. and 27 days. 

"The Lord gave — And the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the 
name of the Lord." 

In October, 1 805, the Classis of Poughkeepsie dissolved the connection 
between Fishkill, Hopewell and New Hackensack, making Fishkill a 
separate charge. 

The Rev. Dr. Cornelius D. Westbrook was the next pastor, ordained 
in 1805. He was the son of General Westbrook, an officer in the revolu- 
tion ; a tutor in Union College. He was ordained in Fishkill March 
9, 1806. 

Dr. Westbrook was a man of learning and abilitv, most genial man- 
ners, and a disposition of such uncommon benevolence as to cause him 
to be beloved by all. 

In July, 1830, he resigned his pastoral charge to edit the Christian In- 
telligencer, the first number of which was issued at the commencement of 
the next month. At the same time he was principal of a large school 
in Harlem. In 1833 he was appointed rector of the grammar school in 
New Brunswick, N. J., transferred his residence to that city, remain- 
ing there until 1837, when he resumed the active duties of the min- 
istry, taking the pastoral care of the Reformed Dutch church at Peek- 
skill. In 1850 he resigned his pastoral charge and removed to Kingston, 
at which place he died in 1858. 

1890.] Historical Sketch of Fishkill and its Ancient Church. 


Rev. George H. Fisher, D. D. , so long settled in the Reformed Dutch 
church of Broome Street, New York, succeeded Dr. Westbrook and was 
the incumbent from 1830-1835. 

In August, 1836, the writer of this article became pastor of this church; 
was installed November 8th of that same year, remaining pastor until 
May, 1870, a period of nearly 34 years. 

As we have before noticed, the churches of Poughkeepsie and Fishkill 
were organized in 1716 ; and they were the only churches of any re- 
ligious denomination whatever in Dutchess County until 1747. 

Now, to look at the immense numbers of flourishing churches of 
various denominations in our county and in this town : there are seven 
large, wealthy and self-sustaining Reformed Dutch churches, formed from 
these two old mother churches ; and they are strong, healthy and 
vigorous in this their great age. 

I will close this paper by some extracts from the records of the 

In the year 1784 the church was much altered ; in fact nearly re- 
built, although a portion of the old church yet remains. 

October 27, 1790. The pews of the church were offered for sale. 

June 25, 1793. The tall spire of the church was erected, one hun- 
dred and twenty-five feet high. In 1854 this spire was examined with 
regard to its safety. It was upheld by solid beams from the ground 
upward, untouched by time, sufficient in quantity to build a modern 

December 25, 1795. The gilded spindle-ball and Dutch rooster 
were placed on the top of the steeple. 

December, 1790. Mr. Powers, of Poughkeepsie, wrote to the church 
of Fishkill that books were rare and difficult to obtain, and requesting 
from the church of Fishkill the loan of a number of catechisms, Heidel- 
burg, in Dutch. The Consistory ordered the loan of thirteen catechisms to 
be made to the church at Poughkeepsie. At this same meeting of Con- 
sistory two resolutions were passed which might excite some surprise at 
the present day : 

Resolution Fi?-st. — That a petition be drawn and signed by this Consistory, pray- 
ing leave from that iionorable body, the Legislature of this state, to make a lottery 
for the purpose of raising the sum of ^1,000 for the use of this corporation. 

Kesohttion Second.- — That the treasurer of this Corporation shall, out of moneys in 
his hand belonging to this Corporation, purchase a ticket in the New York lottery. 

The price of the ticket, ^2, and the number, 2,671, were duly re- 

The church owns a copy of the bond given in the year 1736 by 
Abraham Brinkerhoff to the representatives of the church, which proves 
that he had, with money advanced by the congregation, made heavy pur- 
chases of property for the church and parsonage. The deed (in the name 
of said Abraham Brinkerhoff") he bound himself, under penalty of ;^8oo, 
current money of the Province of New York, to convey to the church as 
soon as its incorporation should be obtained. 

While this ancient church has been made comfortable bv the appliance 
of modern improvements, its antique character has been carefully preserved ; 
it remains as our fathers left it. 

Abraham Brinkerhoff and Pieter Du Boys (or Peter Dubois) were both 
among the founders of this church, and their descendant, Abram Dubois, 

58 The Heermans Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. rApril, 

M.D.. of New York, with pious reverence has had their tombstones (in 
the Dutch language) removed from the church-yard, properly cleaned, 
and, with great taste, set in handsome tablets on the walls of this ancient 
church, which their piety founded and their liberality endowed. This is 

their true and best monument — from generation to generation of the 

church on earth, and through an eternity of bliss in heaven, as they meet 
the large numbers who, gathered from the fold of this church on earth, 
have joined the Great Assembly and Church of God in Heaven. 

Note. — Since the removal of Dr. Kip the changes in the pastorate of this 
church have been frequent. The account of his subsequent career, together with a 
full sketch of his life, will be found in the Record for January, 1889. 



By Gerrit H. Van Wagenen. 

Jan Focken, called in the tax-lists of Kingston, 171 1, Jan Focken 
Heermans, and in the lists of the following year, Jan Heermans, came 
from Riiynen, in the province of Dreuthe, in Holland. He married, in 
the Dutch church, New York, Aug. 23, 1676, Engeltje Breestede (New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. VH., p. 28), bp. in 
New York, Nov. 29, 1654, daughter of Jan Jansen Breestede and Marritje 
Andries. (Record, Vol. VH., p. 117.) 

At the baptisms of all his children, except the last one in 1696, his 
name appears as Jan Focken. After 1696 he calls himself Jan Heer- 
mans, and his children all took the name of Heermans. He married, 2"^ 
about 1692, Elizabeth Blanshan, daughter of Matthew Blanshan and 
widow of Pieier Cornells Low. (Riker's ZTar/^z?/, p. 203.) 

The will of "Jan Heermans, Van Kingston," dated Oct. 20, 1724, 
and recorded in New York March i, 1725, in liber 10, p. 39 of Wills, 
mentions his only daughter Margarieta, his sons, Andries and Hendricus, 
and the three children of his deceased son, Jan, viz.: Jacob, Jan and En- 
geltje, wife of Cornelius Elmendorf. His children were : 

2. Jan, bp. in N. Y., Nov. 3, 1677 ; sponsors, Egbert Focken and 

Marritje Jans ; married, about 1697, Annatje, daughter of Jacob 
Aartsen (Van Wagenen) and Sara Pels, born at Kingston, Sept. 
10, 1678. Jan Heermans was deceased in 1724. 

3. FocKE, bp. at Kingston, July 20, 1679 ; sponsors, Joachim Hen- 

dricks and Barbara Andries. 

4. Hendrick, bp. in N. Y., Sept. 3, 1681 ; sponsors, Wouter 

Breestede and Grietje Van Bossem ; he married, about 1708, 
Annatie, daughter of Gerrit Aartsen (Van Wagenen) and Clara 
Pels, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 7, 1684. His will is dated March 
23, 1750. (E. M. ^m\\ki% History of Rhinebeck.) 

5. Grietje. bp. at Kingston, April 6, 1683 ; sponsors, Lucas An- 

dries Hendricks and Jannetje Breestede. 

6. .Andries, bp. at Kingston, April 12, 1685 ; sponsors, Wessel Ten 

1890.] The Heermans Family of Ulster Co., N. F. 


Broeck and Elsje Breestede ; married Neeltje, daughter of Gerrit 
Aartsen (Van VVagenen) and Clara Pels, bp. at Kingston, April 
17, 1692. The will of "Andreas Heermans, " of Rhinebeck, 
dated March 4, 1766, was recorded in N. Y, April 19, 1769, in 
liber 27, p. 15 of Wills ; he gives to Jan Heermans, junior, 
eldest son of his deceased eldest son, Jan, twenty shillings for 
his birthright. To the five children of his deceased son, Jan, 
viz.: Jan, Abraham, Goze, Jacob and Jacomynte, he gives land 
on "Wappaensche 'Creek," in Dutchess Co. He mentions his 
sons, Jacob, Gerrit, Petrus, Hendricus, Wilhelmus, Nicolas 
and Philip, and his daughters, Clara and Catharina, and his 
grandson, Philip, son of his daughter, Jannetje, deceased. 
The witnesses were Cornelius and Aarent Feynhout, and Chris- 
tian Schultz. 

7. Phillipus, bp. at Kingston, Jan. i, 1687; sponsors, Philip 

Schuyler and Gertrude Breestede. 

8. PiETER, bp. at Kingston, Dec. 30, 1688 ; sponsors, Jacob and 

Marritje Rutse. 

Children o/"Jan Heermans a?id his second wife, Elizabeth Blanshan. 

9. Wilhelmus, bp. in N, Y., May 7, 1693 ; sponsors, Andries Bree- 

stede and Annatje Breestede. 

10. Grietje, bp. at Kingston, Aug. 30, 1696 ; sponsors, Tymen and 

Grietje Van Bossem ; married at Kingston, April 21, 1727, 
Jan Maklien, bp. at Kingston, March 7, 1703, son of Jan 
Maklien and Marritje De Wit. 

Children o/" Jan Heermans (2) arid A?inatje Van JVagenen. 

11. Engeltje, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 11, 1698; sponsors, Jan and 

Elizabeth Heermans; died Sept. 22, 1788 {Ch. Burial Record) / 
married, at Kingston, Dec. 16, 1720, Cornells, son of Conrad 
Elmendorf and Arriantje Gerritse (Vanden Berg). (New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XX., p, 104.) 

12. Jacob, bp. at Kingston, Feb. 2, 1701; sponsors, Jacob Aartse 

and Sara Pels; married, at Kingston, April 28, 1725, Mariije, 
daughter of Jan Crispell and Geertje Roosa, bp. at Kingston, 
March 15, 1702 ; she married, 2°'', Jan. 24, 1730, Dirck, son of 
Dirck Van Vliet and Annalja Andriesse. 

13. Jan, bp. at Kingston, Aug. 8, 1703; sponsors, Hendrick Heer- 

mans and Rebecca Van Wagenen ; married, at Kingston, April 
24, 1 73 1, Jacomyntje, daughter of Adam Swart and Metje Van 
Slyck, bp. at Kingston, March 23, 1701. 

Children of Hendricus Heermans (4) and Annatje Van Wagenen. 

14. Engeltje, bp. at Kingston, Oct. 10, 1710; sponsors, Jan 

Heermans and Elizabeth Blanshan. Not mentioned in her 
father's will. 

15. Hendricus, bp. at Kingston, June 7, 1713 ; sponsors, Andries 

Heermans and Neeltje Van Wagenen, his wife ; married, at 
Rhinebeck, Oct. 16, 1736, Sara, daughter of Evert Van Wag- 

5o The Heerrnans Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. [April, 

enen and Marytje Van Heyningen, bp. at Kingston, Jan. 8, 
17 1 6. 

16. Margriet, bp. at Kingston, Dec. 25, 1715 ; sponsors, Barent 

Von Wagenen and Lea Schepmoes ; married, at Rliinebeck, 
Sept. 29, 1739, jacobus, son of Arent Ostrander and Gertrude 
Van Bloemendaal, bp. at Kingston, Nov. 18, 1716. 

17. Phillipus, bp. at Kingston, March 16, 1718 ; sponsors, Evert 

Van Wngenen and Marytje Van Heyningen ; married, at Riiine- 
beck, Nov. 29, 1740, Clara, daughter of Andries Heermans 
and Neeltje Van Wagenen. 

18. WiLHELMUs, bp. at Kingston, May i, 1720; sponsors, Simon 

Van Wagenen and Margriet Heermans ; married, at Rhine- 
beck, Oct. 5. 1746, Janneke, daughter of Andries Heermans 
and Neeltje Van Wagenen. 

19. Jannetje, bp. at Kingston, Jan. 24, 1725 ; sponsors, Gosen 

Van Wagenen and Gertrude Swart, his wife ; married, at Rhine- 
beck, Nov. 29, 1744, Cornelius, son of Arent Ostrander and 
Gertrude Maasen (Van Bloemendaal), bp. at Kingston, April 
16, 1721. 

20. Andries, bp. at Kingston, Dec. i, 1728 ; sponsor, Gerrit Barents 

Van Wagenen ; married, at Rhinebeck, Nov. 23, 1750, Rachel, 
daughter of Johannes Van Etten and Rebecca Ostrander, bp. 
at Kingston, Sept. 30, 1728. 

Children 0/ Andries Heermans (6) ayid Neeltje Van Wagenen. 

21. Jan, bp. at Kingston, Aug. 19, 171 1; sponsors, Jan Heermans 

and Grietje Van Bossen ; probably married Jannetje Newkirk, 
bp. at Kingston, Oct. 12, 171 2, daughter of Gerret Newkirk 
and Grietje Ten Eyck. 

22. Engei.tje, bp. at Kingston, May 9, 1714; sponsors, Hendrick 

Heermans and Annatje Van Wagenen. Not mentioned in her 
father's will. 

23. Jacob, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 23. 1716 ; sponsors, Barent Van 

Benthuysen and Jannetje Van Wagenen, his wife ; married, at 
Rhinebeck, Dec. 30, 1747, Cattarina Vosburg. The will of 
"Jacob Heremanse, of Red Hook, Dutchess Co., N. Y.," is dated 
March 9, 1784, and recorded in N. Y., Sept. 26, 1785. He men- 
tions his eldest son, Andrew, and his other sons, John, Jacob 
and Martin ; his daughters, Cornelia, wife of David Van Ness, 
Neeltje, wife of Peter Cantine, Annetje, wife of Isaac Stouten- 
burgh, Jr., and Dorothea. 

24. Annetje, bp. at Kingston, Jan. i, 1718; sponsors, Barent Van 

Benthuysen and Jannetje Van Wagenen, his wife. She is not 
mentioned in her father's will, but appears to have married at 
Rhinebeck, July 26, 1741, Barent Holls, of Kinderhook. 

25. Clara, bp. at Kingston, March 22, 1719 ; sponsors, Barent Van 

Wagenen and Lea Schepmoes ; married, at Kingston, Nov. 29, 
1740, Philippus, son of Hendricus Heermans and Annatje Van 

26. Gerr't, bp. at Kingston, Nov. 18, 1722 ; sponsors. Evert Van 

Wagenen and Marytje Van Heyningen, his wife ; married, at 

1890.] The Schuremans, of New Rochelle. 61 

Rhinebeck, Nov. 4, 1748, Gerritje Schermerhorn, daughter of 
Ryer Schermerhorn and Geertje Ten Eyck, bp. at Albany, 
April 2, 1727. 

27. Jannekk, bp. at Kingston, Jan. 8, 1721 ; sponsors, Simon Van 

Wagenen and Marytje Schepmoes. his wife ; married, at Rhine- 
beck, Oct. 5, 1746, Wilhelmus Heermans, son of Hendricus 
Heermans and Annatje Van Wagenen. 

28. Petrus, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 6, 1724; sponsors, Gerrit Van 

Wagenen and Theuntje Vandenberg, his wife ; married, at 
Rhinebeck, May. i, 1747, Elizabeth Knickerbocker; probably 
married. 2°'*, at Rhinebeck, Nov. 11, 1752, Maria, daughter of 
Simon Van Wagenen and Maria Schepmoes, bp. at Kingston, 
Feb. 20, 1732. 

29. Hendricus, bp. at Kingston, May 19, 1726; sponsors, GosenVan 

Wagenen and Gertrude Swart, his wife ; married, May 26, 
1 72 1, by license, Annetje Stoutenburgh. 

30. Catrina, bp. at Kingston, April 14, 1728; sponsors, Gerrit and 

Clara Van Benthuysen ; married, at Rhinebeck, June 25, 1757, 
John Baptist Kip, son of Roelof Kip and Sara Drummond, bp. 
at Kingston, Feb. 28, 1725. (Rfxord, Vol. XII., p. 30.) 

31. Wilhelmus, bp. at Kingston, Feb. i, 1730 ; sponsors, Cornelius 

Elmendorf and Engeltje Heermans, his wife ; married, at 
Rhinebeck, Nov. 10, 1756, Neeltje Hoogland, of Oyster Bay, 
Long Island. 
3-2. Nicholas, bp. at Kingston, March 5, 1732 ; sponsors, Aart 
Everts and Claartje Everts Van Wagenen ; married, at Rhine- 
beck, April 18, 1 76 1, Jenneke, daughter of Jacob Kip and 
Clara Van Wagenen, bp. at Rhinebeck, Jan. 13, 174 1. 

33. Philippus, bp. at Rhinebeck, March 17, 1734 ; sponsors, Hen- 

drick and Margaret Heermans ; married, at Rhinebeck, Oct. 
13, 1759, Jannetje Schermerhorn. 

34. Abraham, bp. at Rhinebeck, Aug. 7, 1737; sponsors, Abraham 

Van Benthuysen and Anna Heermans. Not mentioned in his 
father's will. 


By Richard Wynkoop, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

. These Schuremans are descendants of Frederick Schureman and his 
wife, Mary , who settled at New Rochelle near the end of the seven- 
teenth century, or the beginning of the eighteenth. They are, so far as 
this country is concerned, a line independent of that of New Brunswick, 
New Jersey, who are descended from Jacobus Schuurman and Antje Ter- 
hune. The name was, no doubt, spelled the same way originally, although 
in the N. R. line it appears in print as Scurman. Perhaps they had lost 
the correct spelling through their affiliation, by marriage and domestica- 
tion, with the French Huguenots. But the descendants of each line now 
spell the name Schureman. 

62 The Schuremans, of New Rochelle. - [April, 

There is a long break in the chain of the N. R. Schuremans, and the 
old records of the French church at New Rochelle, which ought to give 
light, are lost ; so that the only source of information remaining would 
be old family records, in Bibles, or elsewhere. To evoke information 
from such sources in aid of this family, and of Huguenot families also, 
is the main purpose of this sketch. 

Frederick Scurman, aged 80, and Mary Scurman, aged 70, assumed to 
be his wife, appear as settled at New Rochelle, in a list of inhabitants, 
December 9, 1710. Also Frederick Scurman, aged 43, and Judy Scur- 
man, aged '},'], probably his wife ; and Jacob Scurman, aged 40, and Altia 
Scurman, aged 38, probably his wife. [Doc. Hist. N. Y., Vol. III., pp. 
946, 947-) 

But Frederick Schorman, no doubt the son, and Jacob Scurman,_ the 
other son. appear as freeholders at New Rochelle in 1708, two years 
earlier. [Hist, of the Towns of Westchester Co., Boston, 1881, Vol. I., p. 
599.) Frederick Scurman was one of the freeholders who made a grant 
of land, April 17, 1724, for the erection of a mill. (Same.) 

To a petition, dated June i, 1743, addressed to the Episcopal Propaga- 


tion Society, for a return of their minister, is affixed Frederick X Schur- 
man. (Same, p. 643.) ^^^^k. 

In the list of 1710, following the names of Frederick Scurman and 
Mary Scurman, is that of Marget Scurman, aged 50 ; she was probably 
their daughter. They may also have been parents of the young Schiiurman 
women, named below, whose records are in New York City ; but it is pos- 
sible that those women were of an independent New York City line. 

In the same New Rochelle list, following the names of " ffrederick " 
Scurman and Judy Scurman, are the names of children : Marget Scurman, 
aged 18 ; Susanna Scurman, aged 15 ; Elizabeth Scurman, aged 13 ; 
Isabell Scurman, aged 4. 

And in the same list, following the names of Jacob Scurman and Altia 
Scurman, are children : Jacob Scurman, Junr., aged 11 ; Miles Scurman. 
aged 6 ; Alexander Scurman, aged 3 ; Anne Scurman, aged 10 ; Sarah 
Scurman, aged 5. It is possible that this Jacob had a second wife, 
Annetje Jeffers. 

In the records of the Collegiate Dutch church, New York, appears the 
following : " Baptized June 5, 1713, Sophia, child of Jacob Schiiurmans 
and Annetje Jeffers; witnesses, Denys Doohage and Rachel his wife." 
It appears elsewhere that Schuurmanwas the family name of Rachel. 

In the same church records appears the marriage of Jacob Schurman 
and Jane Parker, March 4, 1736. It is probable that he was the ''Jacob, 
Junr.," of the list of 1710, and the person, with Jane Pareseite for wife, 
whose child, Jane, was born Jan. 13, 1737, at New Rochelle, d. Dec. 4, 
18 13, at Scarsdale, wife of John Bonnet, b. April 9, 1738, at New Rochelle, 
d. Aug. 21, 1795, at the same place, (Record kept in a Schureman- 
Huguenot family.) 

There is a tradition that one (or more) of the New Rochelle Schure- 
mans adhered to the Crown, and w^as obliged to leave the country. The 
descendants are living at St. John, N. B. At a meeting held at White 
Plains, April 13, 1775, Jacob Schurman joined with others in a declara- 
tion of loyalty to the Crown. {Hist, of Towns of West., Vol. II., pp. 558, 
559.) It may have been this Jacob. 

1890.] The Schuremans, of New Rochelle. 5^ 

There is a tradition that, about the time of the revolutionary war, 
there were three brothers and three sisters living at New Rochelle, the 
brothers separately, and the sisters together, until they, the sisters, died, 
unmarried, aged about 80 years each. One was Frederick, whose son 
Frederick was known as " Old Master" — perhaps a schoolmaster ; another 
was Jacob, perhaps the one who was a royalist. The descendants of Fred- 
erick and of Jacob are not traceable. The third was Jeremiah, born 
about 1725, shot in his own doorway by the royalists in 1777. He mar- 
ried Magdalene de Veaux, January, 1761, b. Sept. 17, 1728, d. June 19, 

The children of Jeremiah, and Magdalene were : Esther, b. Feb. 23, 
1762, m. to Ezekiel Halsted ; children, Samuel and Schureman. (2) 
Jeremiah, b. Sept. 11 or 14, 1763, d. Aug. 7, 1823 ; m., 1795, Susannah 
Bailey, b. March 4, 1775, cousin of Bishop Bayley. He removed to 
Pelham, thence to New York City, where he kept the Westchester House, 
on the Bowery, and a wholesale and retail grocery store further down town. 
His widow m. Judge Goetchius, a farmer of Haverstraw, N. Y. , by whom 
she had no children. (3) Ann, b. Feb. 25, 1765; m. Peter Underbill. 
(4) John, b. March 13, 1766, d. April 18, 1853 ; m. (i) Deborah Cornell, 
no issue ; (2) Martha Carpenter, Nov. 21, 1806. (5) Frederick, b. April 
17, 1768, d. Oct. 23, 1836; m. Cornelia Ann Bogert, b. May 11, 1770, d. 
Feb. 21, 1819. 

From this point onward there is no break. Descendants of Jeremiah 
(2) are : Albert Jeremiah, Samuel Oscar, and Charles Augustus, at Newark, 
N. J., and Erastus Ross, at Ballston Spa, N. Y. John (4) has a descend- 
ant, John David, at New Rochelle. Descendants of Frederick (5) are : 
Magdalene, widow of William Soulice Hunt, and Alphonso Bogert Schure- 
man, of Concord, Mass. 

But there are other Schuremans, certainly or possibly of the family, 
who have eluded classification — namely : 

Jacob Sheerman or Scheerman (?), and Neeltje Metker or Messeker, 
had children baptized at New York City: Thomas, Sept. 26, 1733; 
Uzziet, Sept. 14, i739- 

Jacob Schurman and Magdalen Parent. Marriage Bond May i, 

Sarah Schurman and Dennis Dunscomb, M. B. Jan. 18, '1762. 

Jacob Shareman (?) and Jeanne Calls, child, Jacob, bap. Oct. 7, 1764. 
(Records Church Du Saint Esprit, N. Y. ) 

William Schuieman and Jane Bonnet, M. B. Nov. 17, 1768. 

John Shurmur (?) and Catharine Makdonald, m. Sept. 38, 1763. 
(Records Collegiate church.) 

Daniel Schureman was admitted freeman of N. Y. City in 1745- 
{Hist. N. r., Valentine, p. 389.) 

The names of Conrad Schawerman, or Schuyrman, and of Peter A. 
and Johannis Showerman, appear in Livingston Manor, 171 1, 1715, i793- 
{Doc. Hist. N. v., Vol. HI., pp. 674, 704, 840.) 

And there were Schuremans in New York City earlier than at New 
Rochelle or New Brunswick. There seems to be no chance of tracing 
them into the New Jersey line, but they may be of that of New Rochelle, 
as suggested above. 

Geesje (Cornelia ?) Schuurman m. Bruyn Hage (elsewhere called 
Hager), young man from the Esopus, Dec. 10, 1681. (Records Coll. 

54 The Schuremans, of New Rochelle. [April, 

Dutch church.) In 1686 she was a widow, living on King St., N. Y. 
{Hist. N. v., Valentine, p. 340.) Nov. 7, 1688, she m. Herman Jans- 
zen, "widower of Brechtie Elsewaert." (Coll. records.) Children bap- 
tized: Dirckje, July 28, 1689; Jeremias, Jan. 4, 1691. (Same.) 

Elizabeth Schuurmans, admitted to church membership Dec. 3, 1681, 
m., Dec. 14, 1687, to Caspar Pieterszen Neby (Meby), young man of N. Y., 
and living there ; she is described as from Santfort ; children baptized : 
Pieter, Dec. 26, 1689 ; Frederick, Sept. i, 1695 ; Jeremias, June 25, 
1699; Abraham, Nov. 18, 1705; father's name Mevi, Mebie, Maebie. 

Rachel Schuurmans, young maiden from Standfort, and Denys Janszen, 
young man from Vlissingen, both living in N. Y., had banns published 
Oct. 13, 1696, but they were withdrawn under protest from Harlem. 
However, they were married subsequently, for "Rachel Scheurmans, wife 
of Denys Janse," was a witness, Jan. 19, 1701, and Denys Doohage and 
Rachel, his wife, were witnesses, June 5, 17 13. Baptism, July 21, 1706, 
Christina, child of Denys Doolhage and Rachel Schuurmans. (Records 
Coll. church.) 

There appears another Schureman, who has descendants in Pennsyl- 
vania and Missouri, whose parentage has eluded search. Gerrit Schuer- 
man and Wyntje (Lavinia ?) Van der Hoef, m., March 4, 1754, with 
certificate from the Presbyterian church, Feb. 17, 1754. They had chil- 
dren : Daniel, bap. March 12, 1755, witnesses, Antony Ecclay and Annatje 
Schuurman, his wife; Lea, Jan. 26, 1757; Johannis, C)ct. 10, 1759. 
(Records Coll. church.) Daniel seems to have died young. Lea and 
Johannis "were left orphans, and were brought up by their aunt, Mrs. 
Steele." I\Iarriage Bond, Catharine Schureman and Stephen Steel, was 
given April 12, 1759. 

Johannis, above named, was married three times : (i) a Miss Valentine 
or Miss Day; (2) Miss Leonard; (3) Catharine Scott, d. about 1824. 
By his second wife he had many descendants, who are in Pennsylvania, 
New Jersey and Missouri. His third marriage was late in life, and he had 
but one child, Rachel Rebecca, now Mrs. Cyrus La Wall, of Easton, Pa. 

The names of Garret Schureman and Willemtje, his wife, occur in 
the New Jersey records ; but the reference baffles present recall. 

In the list of members of the Collegiate Church, July 15, 1668, ap- 
pears the name of Willem Van der Schiiuren. But this may be of a 
different family. 

A Schurman or Shuerman, about the close of the last ceutur\', m. 
Elizabeth, 3*^ child of John Purcell or Pearsall. (Gen. Record, Vol. 
XX., pp. 78, 79.) 

A Miss Rhinelander was m. to Schureman. [Hisl. of Towns 

of Westchester, Vol. II., p. 757.) 

Note. — S, at the end of the name, properly sz, of which z is tlie initial of ze or 
zoon, indicates a patronymic. The Netherlander? used a possessive case, writing it 
without an apostrophe, although it seems to be outside of the frame of their grammar; 
and Sewel, in 1726, sanctions such usage. Ze means she or her ; zoon signifies son ; 
Schuurmansz would signify Schuurman's son, or Schuurman's daughter. 

1890.] Records of the Re/onned Dutch Church in Ntw York. 6 c 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XXL, p. 35, of The Record.) 




Evert Byvank, Maria Johannes. 

Hendrik Ryke, Elisa- Elisabeth. 

beth Peek. 
Theunis V. Woert, Theiinis. 
A g n i e t j e v. Dr 
Abraham V. Deiirsen, Susanna. 

Annetje Coek. 
Jacob K o n i n g h , Maria. 

Maayke V. Roen. 
Charles Crook, Anthony. 
Anneke Rutgers. 
26. Johannes Hofinan, Catharina. 
Margariet Anhiiys. 
5. Jan Brestede, Anna Helena. 
Maria Br. Elsworth, 


Febr : 5. Willem R o o m e , Frans. 

Anna Wessels. 
d°. 9. David Abeel, Maria Gerard us. 


Gysbert Gerrits, Mar- Jacob, 
gariet Lesser. 
12, Jacobus Jacobs, Thomas. 
Maria Zwaan. 
Gerrit Martens, Johannes. 
Pieternel Ewoiits. 

Hendrik Anthony, Fredrik. 
16, Hendricus Smith, AaQe. 
Rachel Sammons. 

21. Joris Elsworth, Jiidith. 
Jannitje Miserol. 
Jacob S a m m o n , Benjamin. 
Catlyntje Bensen. Liena. 

2 lingen. 

23. John King, Maria Benjamin. 


Jan Cannon, junior, Maria 
Cannon, z. moeder. 

Arie Koningh, Rachel 
Peek, z. h. v. 

Pieter Hansen, Catha- 
rina Rutgers, h. v. v., 
Thomas Thong. 

Dirk Coek, Susanna 
Bording, z. h. v. 

Jacob Ten Eyk, Neeltje 
Hardenberg, z. h. v. 

Anthony Rutgers. 

Christiaan Hessel, Catha- 
rina Snyder. 

Gerardiis Hardenbroek, 
Anna Maria Breeste, 
j. d. 

Lawrens Gerbrants, Elisa- 
beth Gerbrants. 

Wilhelmiis Bee k man, 
Johanna Van Brugh, 
h. V. v., Gerardus Diiy- 

Jacob Bos, Tiyntje Bos. 

Richard Zwaan, Hen- 

drikje Sikkels. 
Petrus E w o u t s , Sara 

Smith, h. V. v., Henry 

Liicas Braesjer, Susanna 

Jacob Sammons, Grietje 

Sammons, h. v. v. , 

Elias Brevoort. 
Gerardus Stiiyvesant, 

Judith Bayard, z. h. v. 
Isaac Van Hoek, Neeltje 

Van Schaik, Hendricus 

Smith, Aafje Sammons, 

jong d"". 
Daniel Revo, Jannetje 


56 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 


d°. 26. Willem Gilbert, Johanna. 
Maria V. Zandt. 

d°. JanSchouten, Johannes. 

Agnietje Bennet. 
Maart 5. Jan Langedyk (obit), Jan. 

Antje d. Graaf. 

d°. Jan Man, Elisabeth William. 

V. Deuisen. 
d°. 9. Fredrik Sebring, Elisabeih. 

Maria Provoost. 

d°. 12. D'aniel Lynsen, 
Catlyntje Egt. 


d°. Pieter Bant, ]n\, 

Cathalyntje Myer, 

d°. Jurian Blaw, Hester 

d°. 16. Johannis Hendrix, 

Sara Masier. 
d°. 23. H e n d r i k Bogaart, 

Cornelia D . 

d°. Dirk Dykman, Wil- 

mina Bas. 
d°. 26. Philip Jong, Eva 

d°. 30. Cornelius V. Hoorn, 

Johanna Liven- 

April 3. Jan VVillemse, Jan- 

netje V. D. Water. 
d°. 7. Johannes V. Solinge, 

Antje Marselis. 
d°. 13. Johannes Roorbag, 

Sophia Graaw. 
d°. Joseph Makepees, 

Gerrilje Viely. 

d°. 16. William Hamersly, 

Liicretia Greven- 

d°. Lawrens Lammers, 

J a n n e t j e Mag- 






Johannes Van Zandt, 

Catharina Bensen, 

z. h. V. 
Jacob Pardon, Maria 

Vlieceboom, z. h. v. 
Jeronimus Remse, Anna 

Peek, h. V. V. , Jan 

Jan Herris, junior, 

Catharina Smith, wed*. 
Abraham Marschalk, 

Elisabeth Provoost, 

h. V. v., Johannes 

Beekman, ju^ 
Marinus Egt, Marritje 

Egt, ^ved^ 


Pieter Bant, Senior, 


Marcy White, z. h. v.. 

2 lingen. 

Martinus Myer, Em- 
metje V. Dyk, z. h. v. 
Fredrik Blaw, Lena, 

z. h. V. 


Coenraat Ten Eyk, Elisa- 

beth Masier. 


Walter De Graaw, Catha- 

rina De Graaw. 


Joris Dykman, Catlina 

Ydese, z. h. v. 


Petrus Snyer, Christina 


Robert Livingston, Mar- 

gareta Vetch. 


Fredrik Willemse, Maria 

W^aldron, z. h. v. 


Joost Lynsen. 


Johannes Kip, Catharina 


Gerrit Viely, Liicretia 

B oga rd u s, h. v. v., 
Abraham Van Deursen. 
Abraham Gouverneur, 
Helena De Kay. 

Lawrens Law, 


1S90.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. 57 












Jacob Kwackenbos, 
Anna Elisabeth 

Johannes Symonse, 
Ziister Corsen. 

Pieter de Groof, Re- 
becca Goederus. 

Liicas Braasjer, Ju- 
dith Gaasjeri. 

H e n d r i k Ciiyler, 

Maria Jacobs. 
Samuel Beekman, 

Catharina Rol. 
Samuel Shiefield, 

Helena De Kay*. 
Petrus Low, Rachel 


Fredrik Blom, 
Apolony Vreden- 

Coinelis Van Hoek, 
Janneke Bos. 

Joris Walgraaf, Mag- 
dalena Lesjer. 

Jacob Sherman, 
Neeltje Masker. 

Abel Hardenbroek, 
Annetje Elswort. 

Jacob Walton, Maria 

Elbert Haring, Catha- 
rina Lent. 

Abraham Filkens, 
Pryntje Tieboiit. 

D° Henriciis B o e 1 , 
Elisabeth V. 

Johannes V. Deurse, 
Geertje Minthorn. 

Samuel Harve, An- 
naatje Elswort. 

Pieter 6nyer, Anna 
Catrina Corsile. 




Pieter Brouwer, Elisabeth 

Quackenbos, z. h. v. 


Jan Blom, Rebecca 



Egbert Van B u r s ti m , 

Marica de Groof. 


Jan Schoute Braasjer, Eva 

Fisjer, h. v. v., Hen- 

drik Anthony. 

Helena. Joseph Royal, Anna 

Annaatje. Philip Minthorn, J'., 

Annaatje Rol, z. h. v. 
Samuel. Paiilus Richard, Helena 

De Kay. 
Jannetje. Johannes Vander Heiil, 

Hyla Sjoert, h. v. v., 

Jan Rosevelt. 
Mayke. Jan Blom, Maria Vreden- 


Margarietje. Johannes Symonse, 
Geesje Vander Schuur. 

Susanna. Gysbert Gerretse, Sii- 

sanna Moor. 

Jacob. Jacob Prys, Eva Prys. 

Willem. Willem Elsworth, Pieter- 

nel Romme, z. h. v. 

Catharina. Richard Van Dam, Cor- 
nelia Beekman, z. h. v. 

Catharina. Elbert Livensen, Catha- 
rina Bogert, z. h. v. 

Elisabeth. Hendrik Filkens, Aafje 

Magdalena. Tiebout, Cornells 
Tieboiit, Catharina 
Wynant Van Zandt, Cath- 
31 arina Ten Eyk. 

gestorven May 




Johannes V. Gelder, 
Elisabeth Man. 

Asuerus Elsworth, Sara 
Ver Dtiyn, h. v. v., 
Teophiliis Elsworth. 

Willem Corsilius, Veron- 
ica Corsilius. 

58 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 

A" 1729. OUDERS. 

d°. M i c h i e 1 Cornelisse, 

Elisabeth dil Voor. 


d°. 15. John Thomson, 
Anna Cannon. 

d°. Pieter V. Dyk, Cor- 

nelia Vark. 

d°. Stephen Bayard, 

Alida Vetch. 

d°. 18. Asuerus Elsvvorth, 
Maria V" Gelder. 

d°. 22. Hendriciis Bresteed, 
Geertje Wessels. 

d°. 29. Abraham Kip, Maria 
V.d" Berg. 

d°. Isaac Bokee, Bregje 

d". Anthony Leuwis, 

Miljora Norwood. 
Jdly 2. Jan Pieter Senger, 

Catharina Maiilin. 
d°. David Van Gelder, 

Elisabeth v. Beek. 
d°. Isaac H e n j o n , 

Helena Stymets. 
d°. 9. AUart Anthony, Su- 

sanna La wrier. 
d°. Hendricus Bensin, 

Catharina V." Laar. 

d°. 20. Mattheiis Clarkson, 
Cornelia de Pey- 

d". 23. Andris Myer, Geertje 

d°. Cornells F 1 a m e n , 

Aaltje Gerbrants. 

d°. Gerardus Harden- 

broek, Hyla 

July 27. 



Cornells V : Thien- 
hove, Geertruyd 

James Stevens, 
Claasje Bensing. 


Michiel. Thomas*Cox, Geertje Bar- 


Maria. Abraham Cannon, Maria 

Cannon, z, h. v. 

Petrus. Jacobus Van Dyk, Rachel 

Van Dyk. 

William. Nicolaas Bayard, Mar- 

gareta Vetch. 

Sara. Sam del Harvy, Annaatje 

Van Gelder. 

Geertje. John Thorman, Dievertje 


jsaac. Isaac Kip, senior, Maria 

Lansing, h. v. v., Hiiy- 
bert Van den Berg. 

Annetje. Abraham Bokee, Geer- 

truyd Romme. 

Thomas. John Holt, Cornelia Nor- 

Elisabeth. Johannes Senger, Catha- 
rina Ruypel. 

Catlyntje. Jo^iannes Van Gelder, 
Catlyntje Vander Beek. 

David. Gerrit Hennion, Maria 

Van Vorst. 

Susanna. Nicolaas Anthony, Anna 

De Peyster. 

Simson. Herman Bensen, Aaltje 

Gerrit. Bikkers, z. h. v., 

2 lingen. Egbert Van Borsum, 

Elisabeth Radly. 

Mattheus. William De Peyster, 
Maria De Peyster. 

Jacobus. Andries Myer, junior, 

Jannetje Wessels, jong 

Elisabeth. L a w r e n s Gerbrants, 

NeeltjeTen Eyk,Wed^ 
Gerardus. Jan Bresteed, Catharina 


Catharina. Andries Barheyt, Re- 
becca Makginne. 

Herman. Jan Lake, Catharina 
Bensing, z. h. v. 

1890.] Records of ihe Reformed Dutch Church in Nnv York. 5q 

A' 1729. 
Aiig. 3- 




A n d r i e s Barhyt, 
Rachel Hoist. 

Jan Van B u r e n , 
Maria Myer. 



, Samuel Jan sen, 
Marytje v. Pelt. 
Albertus T i e b o u t , 
Cornelia Bogert. 
dito 13. Wilhelmus Beek- 
m a n , Catharina 
17. P i e t e r Marschalk, 
Catlyntje Kip. 
Johannes V. Gelder, 
Sara Van Deurse. 
d°. 20. Will em Krollii'is, 
Veronica Korsilius. 
d°. Nicolaas Anthony, 

Rebecca Pieters. 
d°. Wynant V. Zandt, 

Catharina Ten 
d°. Olivier Teller, Cor- 

nelia De Peyster. 







Isaac Chardevyn, 

Annetje Caar. 
Nicolaas Gouverneur, 

Geertruyd R y n - 


Johannes Montanje, 

Susanna Bussing. 
Sjoert Olferts, Mar- 

grietje v. Diiyn. 
Hendrik ten Broek, 

Marytje Blank. 
James Fokker, 
"Mar y t j e Woer- 

Martinus Eygenberg, 

Anna Maria 

Joris B r i n k e r h o f, 

Elisabeth Byvank. 
Gysbert v, Deursen, 

Annetje Ten 



Cornells. Theunis Du Forr, Geertje 

Barhyt, z. h. v. 
Jacobus. Jacobus Livingston, 

Christina. Maria K i e rs te e d e , 

2 lingen. z. h. v., [an Van 

Buren, jiin'., Theuntje 

Van Buren. 
Elisabeth. Henry Frencis, Catharina 

Margrietje. Theunis Tieboiit, Mar- 

grietje Bogert. 
Abraham. Gerardiis Beekman. 

Sara, Jacob Kip, Elisabeth 

Johannes. Ficktoor Hyer, Dina Van 

Anna Catha- Pieter Corsilius, Anna 

rina. Corsilius. 

Engeltje. Jan Pieters, Harmpje 

Coek, z. h. V. 
Johanna. Pieter Pra Van Zandt, 

Margarietje Van Zandt. 

Sophia. Isaac De Peyster, Andries 

Teller, Maria De Pey- 

Anthony. J e r e m i a s Chardevyn, 
Annetje Caar. 

Hester. Abraham Gouverneur, 

Hester Lyslaer, h. v. v.. 
Parent Rynderts. 

Isaac. Isaac Bussing, Annetje 

Biissing, jong dog'. 

Margarietje. Cornells Clopper, Catha- 
rina Grevenraat. 

Caspariis. Jiirian Blank, Angenietje 
Blank, Wed^ 

JacobiJS. Cornells Woertendyk, 

Jenneke Peers, z. h. v. 

Christiaan. Christiaan Stoilber, Geer- 
trey Simonis. 

Dirk. Dirk Brinkerhof, Aaltje 

Coilwenhove, z. h. v. 

Lyntje. Johannes Ten Broek, 

Neeltje Van Deiirsen. 




Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Nlw_ York. [April, 



Octob. I. 











d°. 29. 









Philip Minthorn, An- 

naatje Roll. 
Mattheus Aalstyn, 

Catharina Kerfbyl. 

Burger Sipkens, Re- 
becca Onkelbag. 

Walter De Graaw, 
Maria La Maar. 

David Kermer, De- 
bora Berry. 

Adrian Hooglant, 
Engeltje v. d. 

Joseph Houward. 

Henry Filkens, Elis- 
abet Smith. 

Dirk V. der Haan, 
Geertje Dykman. 

Abraham v. Gelder, 

Catalina v. d. Beek. 

Abraham v. Arnem, 

Maria v. Hyn- 

Philip Melsbag, 

Catharina C 1 o u - 

Adrian Banker, Elis- 
abeth V. Taarl. 
Adolph Myer, Catha- 
rina Haring. 
William Bradford, 

Sytje Santfort. 
Willem Laton, Mar- 

grietje Ketelhiiyn. 
Frans Walter, Maiia 

, Dirk Hoppe, Maria 

Caspariis Pryer, Sara 

Hendrik V. der 

Hoef, Eva Slot. 
. James Livingston, 

Maria Kierstede. 
Symon Cregier, Anna 

Van Oort. 
Johannes Blank, 

Rachel Andriesse 




Johannes Minthoorn, 

Catharina Roll. 


Jan Van Aalstyn, Maria 


Staats, z. h, v. 


Johannes Van Gelder, 

2 lingen. 

Elsje Sipkens, Gerrit 


Onkelbag, Elisabeth 



Evert Pels & Catharina 

De Graaw, z. h. v. 


Gilbert Michelveen, Hyla 

Clopper, jong dogt. 


Benjamin Van d. Water, 

en zyn hiiys vrouw. 



Dirk. R i ch ard Rhee, E Isj e 

Sanders, z. h. v. 

Abraham. David Van Gelder, Sara 

Vander Beek. 
jsaac. Jan Van Aarnem, Maria 

Ellis, jong dogter. 

Maria. Johannes Roorbag, 

Maria Clowryn. 

Elisabeth. Floris Van Taarl, Jan- 

netje Schuyler. 
Petrus. Pieter Haringh, Grietje 

Bogert, z. h. v. 
Cornells. Gerrit van Hoorn, Elsa- 

beth Provoost, z. h. v. 
Johanna. Jan Laton, Johanna 

Eva. Willem Crollius, Eva 

Mattheiis. Mattheus, H oppe. Lea 

Jenneke. Machiel Vrelandt, Jen- 

neke Van Hoiiten. 
Petrus. Zacharias Sikkels, Lea 

Jacobus. Hendricus Beekman, 

Margareta Vetch. 
Catharina. Jan B o g a a r t , Elisabeth 

Johannes. Adriaan Hooglant, Caatje 


1890.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New YorJi. 


A° 1729. OUDERS. 

d°. 19. Samuel Pell, Su- 
sanna Riifje. 

d°. 23. Johannes Man, Jo- 
hanna Burger. 
Nicolaas V. Taarling, 
Elisabeth Richard. 

















Joris Lamb, Hen- 

drikje Myer, 
Johannes Marschalk, 

Johanna Turk. 
Pieter Masier, Jan- 

netje Wessels. 
Jacob Pitt, Aaltje 

Isaac V. Hoek, Naatje 

V. Schaik. 
Richard V. Dam, 

Cornelia Beekman. 

Pieter Post, Catha- 
rina Beekman. 

Hendricus Beekman, 
Geertruyd V. Cort- 

Cornells F o 1 m a n , 
Maria Wessels. 

W i 1 1 e m Fischjer, 
Elisabeth Smith, 

Hendrik Dyer, Jo- 
hanna Montanje, 

Isaac Callio, Agnietje 

Cornells Wvnkoop, 
Elisabeth 'V. d^ 

Johannes Schuyler, 
Cornelia V. Cort- 

Fredrik Willemse, 
Maria Waldron. 

W i 1 1 e m du Voir, 
Cherritie Kanklin. 

Abraham Marschalk, 
Maria Sebring. 


Susanna. Willem Beek, Hester 

Sara. Joseph Ryden, Jamine, 

Sara Burger, z. h. v. 
Maria. F 1 o r i s Van Taarling, 

Catharina Richard, 

h. V. v., Robert Crook. 

Elisabeth. Pieter Bandt, junior, 

Catlyntje Myer, z. h. v. 
Johanna. Francois Marschalk, 

Teuntje Marschalk. 
Elisabeth. Hendricus Breeste, 

Geertje Wessels. 
Nicolaas. Pieter Snyder, Catharina, 

z. h. V. 
Jannetje. Cornells Van Hoek, 

Neeltje Van Schaik. 
Richard. Isaac Van Dam, Jsabella 

Jacobus. Pintard, Hendriciis 

2 lingen. Beekman, Elisabeth De 

Annaatje. Steven Bayard, Alida 

Vetch, z. h. v.- — 

Henriciis. Philip Van Cortlant, 

Albert Pawling, Anna 

Van Cortlant. 
Maria. Hendricus Breested, Sara 

Catharina. John Welsch, Catharina 

Jonathan. Petrus Montanje, Pieter- 

nella Montanje. 
Agnietje. Gideon Lynsen, Agnietje 

Benjamin. Benjamin Wynkoop, 
Cornells. Catharina Wynkoop, 

jong d., Lawrens V. 

der Spiegel, Elsje 

Vauder Spiegel, we d. 
Stephaniis. Philip Schuyler, Mar- 

gareta Schuyler, zyn 

hiiys vroiiw. 

Annaatje. Jan Willemse, Sara 
Willemse, jong dog'. 

Jan. Jan Canklin, Liiyda 


Elisabeth. David Schuyler, Elisabeth 

7 2 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 









1730, OUDERS. 

7. Abraham Andriesse, 

Elisabeth Buys. 
Johannes R o o m e , 

Susanna Le Savalje. 
Joseph Royal], Catha- 

rina Jansen. 
Jacob Van Deiirsen, 

Helena Van Deiir- 
Lucas Van Vegten, 

Tanneke Woeders. 
Cornel is Filkens, 

Margrietje P r o - 

Simson Pels, Maria 

Johannes Van Wyk, 

Johanna Bedaii. 
Hendrik Bras, Mar- 

grietje Helling. 
Albartel Miller, 

Catharina Linchs. 
Abraham Ten Eyk, 

Jezy^ntje Barkelo. 
Hendrik Brasjer, 

Abigael Persel. 
Abraham B o e 1 e n , 

Elisabeth De Pey- 

Mattheus Borell, Sara 

William R e n d e 1 , 

Neeltje V. Dyk. 

T h e u n i s Tiebout, 
Margrietje Drink- 

Hendrik La b a g h , 
Elisabeth Lesser. 

James Seys, Marytje 

John Hiitton, Elisa- 
beth V. Dyk. 

Johannes Myer, 
Elisabeth Pell. 

Hendrik Tiebout, 
Elisabeth Burger. 





















Maart i. Johannes Poulse, Jacob. 
Tryntje V. Deiir- 


Pieter Andriessen, 

Francyntje Andriessen. 
Pieter De Lays, Maria 

Le Savalje. 
Johannes Jansen, Lena 

Jansen, z. dogter. 
Isaac Van Deiirsen, Maria 


J o h a n n i s Vredenburg, 
Jannetje Vredenburg. 

Gerrit Roos, Alette Roos, 

Samuel Bensen, Maria 

Thomas de Whith, 

Catlyntje Bediiw. 
Gerrit Roos, Orseltje 

Arents, z. h. v. 
Johannes Senger, Sophia 

Andries ten Eyk, Neeltje 

ten Eyk^ wed^ 
Bernardus Smith, Mar- 

grieta Vredenburg. 
Matthew Clarkson, Anna 


W i 1 1 e m Barens, Mar- 

gareta Barens. 
Benjamin Jarvis, Maria 

Coningh, z. h. v. 

Theiinis Tiebout, Senior, 
Sara Drinkwater. 

Jacob Bos, Magdalena 
Bos, z. h. V. 

Abraham Aalsteyn, Jan- 
netje Thomas. 

Ickabod Loiittit, Elisa- 
beth V. Dyk, z. h. V. 

Anthony Ham, Cornelia 

J o h a n n e.s Man, Sara 
Tiebout, weduw® Van 
Eiiwout Eiiwouts. 

Johannes Poulse, sene'., 
Aaltje Van Deiirsen, 

1890.] Brookhaven (Z. /. ) Epitaphs. 7^ 


Contributed by William Kelby, New York. 

Inscriptions in the Burying-Ground of the Congregational Church 

AT New Village. 

I know that my Redeemer liveth 
John Gamage 
born at Weedonbeck Northamptonshire 
Sept. 22d 1787 and died 
at Selden, L. I. July 8, 1855. 
A lineal descendant of | Sir Thomas Gamage, Kt. | Lord of the City 
of Glanmorgan | Wales and allied to the Howards | Pembrokes and 
the Sidneys, | some of the most ancient and | noble families of Eng- 
land. I He was a man of plain republican | habits and one of natures | 
truest noblemen. | The Glory of Children are their \ fathers. — Prov. xvii. 6. 
[John Gamage lived for some years at Waverly, L. I., before his 
removal to Selden. He followed the humble occupation of stone mason. 
His death was the result of an accident. He left three children, James 
who followed his father's trade, a daughter Emily and a son who 
entered the ministry and was known to the residents of New Village as 
"Priest Gamage." The latter no doubt wrote the epitaph printed 
above. ] 

In Memory of | Robert Hubbard who died | Feb. ii, 1848 N. 
28 years | Native of Holden, Suffolk, England. 

Thomas Kendall, late of | Nettleton Lincolnshire England | Died 
Aug. 7, 1849 ^o^^ I 69 years. 

Charles G. Purck born July 29 | 1802. Died April 29, 1869. 

Sarah wife of Rev. Otis | Holmes died Aug. 9, 1878 | yE 73 years 
8 mos. 

Albert Holmes Libbey died | Aug. 25 1869 aged 9 mos. 

Eliza widow of Ariel Thomas | died Jan. 25, 1886. | M. 89 years 
I mo. 

Dr. Abijah Ingraham | died Aug. 9, 1862. N.. \ 55 years 4 mos, 
13 days. 

Maranda | wife of Dr. Abijah Ingraham | died Dec. 12, 1873. N.. 
I 73 years 7 mos. & 28 days [Their daughter Maranda married Charles 
Reeves and secondly Henry Murray.] 

Warren Murray died | Jan. 16, i860 in his | 60th year | Betsey 
wife of Warren Murray | died Nov 30, 1857 aged 55 | years & 10 

Merandy wife of Henry Murray | born Oct 15, 1834 died Sept. 24, 

Ida F. Wicks | In care of Rev. M. La Cost | Died March 10 1856 
aged 2 years | i mo 8 days [An adopted child] 

>nA Brookhaven (Z. /.) Epitaphs. [April, 

Elizabeth wife of | Harrison Davis, born Aug. 12, 1823 | Died 
March 26 1877. [Maiden name Tooker] 

Sarah wife of Joseph Black | died Nov. 21, 1872. ^ 33 yrs. 3 
mos. I Edwin Allen | son of Joseph & Sarah Black | died Feb. 11, 
1873 /E 6 mos. I Emma Jane | died Sept. 5, 1864 aged 5 years 7 
days [Joseph Black married Sarah Dufifield] 

Susie died Feb. 16, 1862 aged 3 years 9 mos | Sadie M. died May 
23, 1863 aged I year 3 mos. | 9 days. | Children of Charles & Mary 

Jane wife of George Davies | Died Dec. 16, 1878, aged 42 years 

5 mos. I Walter W. | son of the above. Died Dec. 2, 1881 aged | 4 
years & 28 days. 

Mary & George | infant children of | George & Mary Campbell | 
., i860. 

^ John A. Hawkins [ died March 22 1855 | aged 31 years 6 mos. 9 
.^ days. 

-^ Phebe wife of Richard Hawkins [ Died Aug. 26, 1826 | aged 26 
years 7 mos 22 days 

Phebe & Sarah | twin daughters of Richard & Phebe Hawkins died, 
the former Sept. 20, 1826 | the latter Sept. 22, aged 2 mos. 8 days. 

Daniel Terry | died Sept. 20, 1846 in his 8ist year. | Lydia ( 
widow of Daniel Terry died | Jan 15, 1851 aged 75 years 5 mos. 10 days. 

Elijah Terry | died Sept. 26, 1850 aged 63 years | 7 mos. 12 days. | 
Caroline, widow of Elijah Terry died Jan 4, 1881 | aged 78 yrs. 7 mos. 

6 days. 

Sarah E. | daughter of Elijah & Caroline Terry | died March 3, 1846 
aged 3 years j 2 mos. & 3 days. 

Caroline | daughter of Moubray W, & Ann Terry | died May 28 
1859 & 6 mos. 15 days. [Mother's maiden name Jackson] 

Lydia | daughter of Joseph D & Rachel Terry | died April 28 1840 
aged I year | i mo. 4 days. 

Richard | son of Thomas & Phebe R. Terry | died June 18 1869' 
aged 4 years | i mo. 3 days. 

Miami | wife of John Mott, born May 13, 1820 | died Sept. 10, 
1858, I Samuel | their son died July 30 1845 aged | i year i mo. 9 

Ruth Amanda | daughter of Christopher & Julianer Tooker | died 
March 15 1841 aged 22 years | 3 mos. & 11 days. 

Julianer | wife of Christopher Tooker died July 31, 1854 j aged 68 

Henry J and Elmira L. | Children of Harrison & Margaret E. Davis | 
died March 3 1851 aged i mo. 10 days. 

James Howell | died June 30 1853 aged 50 years | 11 mos & 21 

1890.] Brookhaven (Z. /.) Epitaphs. ~r 

Hannah | Daughter of Youngs & Mary Howell | died Feb 12, 1848 
aged 1 2 years 3 mos. 

Sarah L. | daughter of Youngs & Mary Howell | died Aug 14, 1831, 
aged I year 2 mos 

Alden | son of Youngs & Mary Howell | died Oct. 28 182 1, /E 8 

Mary Ann | daughter of Youngs & Mary Howell | died Oct. 26, 
1821 N. 2 years. 

Thomas D. Tooker [ died May 14 1868 M. 86 years 

Phebe | wife of Thomas D. Tooker [ died June 8, 1868, N. 'id 

William H. Olmsted, | born April 7, 1834 died Nov. 8, 1871. 

William Olmsted | passed away Jan 26, 1885 N. 72. [Father of 
William H Olmsted] 

Margaretta | wife of Thomas D. Tooker | died March 17 1833 /E 
65 years. 

In Memory of Henry M. Tooker | died Oct. 15, 1846 aged 25 years 
4 mos II days, j Also Phebe Ann his daughter died Dec 15 1840 | 
aged 10 mos 7 days 

Welcome V. R. Arnold, | born Aug. 2 1807 died Jan, 2, 1871 | 
Lavinia wife of | Welcome V. R. Arnold | born Oct. 11, 1818, died 
[blank for date] [Daughter of Thomas Tooker she married Henry 
Tooker and secondly Welcome V. R. Arnold and was living 1889.] 

Welcome Washington Acker | born Feb. 22 1865 di^^^ Nov. 10 

Welcome V. R. | son of Daniel Webster & S. J. Arnold | died Feb. 
II, 1874 N. 4 mos. 22 days [Mother was a Foster] * 

Richard Hawkins | died Jan 29, 1867 I^ 71 years 8 mos. 

Charlotte | wife of Richard Hawkins died | Feb 22, 1877 N. 66 years 
3 mos 8 days [Maiden name Terry] 

Eliza I daughter of James & Caty Howell | died Feb. 14 1826 N. 
16 years. 

D. Brown Howell | died April 14, 1852 aged 45 years | 3 mos. 15 

Caroline | wife of Daniel Brown Howell | born Nov. 11, 1803 died 
Nov 4, 1876. [Maiden name Macy]| 

Charles | son of D. B & Caroline Howell — died Oct. 3, 1840 N. 8 
years 4 mos 

Frances E. | daughter of D. B. & Caroline Howell | died June 8, 1857 
N. \\ years 3 mos. 4 days 

Shepherd Reeves Howell | died July 8, 1824 & 26 years 10 mos. | 
13 days. 

Ca'ty I wife of James Howell died March 24 1820 | aged 42 

76 Brookhaven (Z. /.) Epilaphs. [April, 

James Howell [ died Sept. 23 1848 aged 77 years 

Elizabeth | wife of James Howell died Oct 13 1875 I ^o^d 92 years 
10 mos. 

Josiah I Son of Reeves & Phebe Howell | died Nov. 25 1836 aged 7 
mos 7 days. 

Deacon Isaac N. Gould | died March 25 1858 in his 70th year. 

Nancy | wife of Isaac N. Gould died March 26 1874 ] in the 87th 
year of her age. [Maiden name Barnaby] 

Isaac Sidney Gould | died at Sacramento City | Feb 12, 1850 N. 25 

Sarah Ann | daughter of Isaac & Nancy Gould | died April 4, 181 9 
aged 10 mos. 

Charlotte | wife of Piatt Gould | died March 4 1822 aged 19 years 

Sarah T. | daughter of William Ira & Sarah Gould | died May 20 
1837 aged 8 mos. 20 days 

William Ira Gould | died April 20 1875 aged 77 years 6 mos. [Son 
of Titus Gould he married Sarah Hawkins] 

Titus Gould I died March 18, 1853 yE 92 years 2 mos 2 days 

Martha | widow of Titus Gould died July 18, 1859 | aged 92 years 3 
mos 6 days [Daughter of Isaac Newton] 

Albert M. | son of Daniel & Nancy Terry | died June 25 1839 aged 
8 mos 19 days 

Margrette | daughter of Daniel & Nancy Terry | died, June 17 1839 
aged 3 years 2 mos. 

Elezer Tillottson | died Aug. 10, 1848, aged 53 years ] 2 mos. 17 days. 

Brewster Terry | died Sept. 13, 1826 in his 31st year. 

Nancy D. wife of | William Edward Gould | born Sept. i, 181 1 | died 
June 19, 1887. [Maiden name Davis] 

Alida I wife of Gilbert P. Williamson | died Sept. 21, 1882 aged 27 
years 9 mos [Maiden name Loder] 

William E. C. Howell | born June 23, 1853 | died April 28 1883. 

Cora I daughter of William E. C Howell | born Nov 7, 1877 | died 
May 21, 1879. 

Addie M. ] Wife of Judson L'Hommedieu | died July 9, 1883 M. 24 
years. [Maiden name Ruland] 

Isabel I wife of Charles M. Marshall | died June 9 1881, N. 28 years 
[Maiden name Ruland] 

Mary E. | daughter of H. W. & E. H. Ruland | died Dec 13, 1879 
M, 23. [Horace W Ruland married Elizabeth A Hammond] 
George C. Marshall | born July 16, 18 13 died Sept 4, 1887 

Ellen I Wife of George C. Marshall | died Oct. 28, 1873 M 59. [Pa- 
rents of Charles M. Marshall.] 

1890.] Brookhaven (Z, /.) Epitaphs, 


Children of Manly & Mary Ruland | Jennet died Sept. 9, 1822 ^ 3 
years | Gilson S. died Sept. 11, 1822 M i year | Amanda died March 31, 
1826, aged I 2 years 10 mos 19 days | Mary E. died Jan 12, 1838, aged | 

I year 11 mos 25 days. [Manly Ruland married Mary sister to Israel 

Edith & Clarence Hawkins | died Oct. 1859. i Children of Edward 
& Susan Hawkins. [Susan daughter of Israel Smith married Capt. 
Edward Hawkins] 

Children of Israel & Mary Smith, | Washington H. died May 16, 
1850 I aged 5 years 5 mos. | Henry K. died Oct. 28 1833 | in his 2d 
year. [Israel Smith married Mary daughter of Smith Ketcham] 

Catharine | daughter of Isaac & Susan Ketcham | died Aug. 28, 1834 
in her | 29th year. [Sister to Israel Smith] 

Edward K. Gould | died at Charleston June 3, 1851 | aged 22 years 

II mos. 19 days [Son of William Ira Gould] 

Mary E. | daughter of Ambrose L & Elizabeth Mills | died Feb. 25, 
1851, aged 12 years | 3 mos. 20 days. [Mother's name Smith] 

Phebe Ann | Wife of Echabod Blydenburgh | died Oct. 22, 1856 M 
42 years | 3 mos 2 days. [He married secohdly Esther Overton] 

Harriett P. | daughter of Nathan & Pruella Yarrington | died May 23 
1836 JE 21 years 2 mos | & 21 days. 

Nathan Yarrington | died Aug. 23. 1845 in his | 73d year. 

Pruella | Wife of Nathan Yarrington died | Feb 21. 1868 aged 95 years 
9 mos. [Maiden name Woolsey] 

Rachel | daughter of Jonathan & Sarah Yarrington | died June 10 1856 
aged 86 years 

Sarah Sophronia | daughter of Samuel L. & Laura L Hawkins | died 
Nov 20. 1849 aged 6 years | 2 mos. 20 days. [Mother's name Yarrington] 

Martha Ann | daughter of Charles A & Celia A Hawkins I died Nov. 
12. 1868. aged 2 years 2 mos | & 29 days. [Mother's name Miles] 

Emma Florence | daughter of Charles A & Celia A Hawkins | died Jan. 
8. 1868. JE 9 years 2 mos. 12 days 

Eliza I wife of Samuel A. Hawkins | died Aug. 14. 1847 aged 45 years, 
8 mos. [Maiden name Hammond] 

Deacon Samuel A. Hawkins | died March 10 1865 M 65 years | 5 mos. 
& 20 days. 

Mary | wife of Azariah Hawkins | died Nov 7, 1842 JE 78 years ] 
mos. 16 days. 

Azariah Hawkins | died June 9. 1845 aged 84 years | 6 mos & 7 days. 

Almira R. i daughter of S. D & S. A. Hawkins | died July 5. 1865. M 
6 years. 

Florence C. died Aug. 20. 1855 | ^ i year i mo. 11 days | Simeon 
Decatur, died Oct. 21. 1858 ] M i year 10 mos. | Children of S. D. & 
S. A. Hawkins 

yg Brookhaven (Z. /.) Epitaphs. [April, 

John L. Bennett | died Feb. 3. 1853 ^ 34 years | 10 mos. & 2 days. 

Maria A. | widow of John Bennett, afterward | wife of John L. Bennett, 
died Feb 27 | 1848 aged 30 years 3 mos. & 27 days. 

John Bennett | was born Feb. 10. 18 17, died June 4. 184 1 | in the 25th 
year of his age. 

Clarissas. | daughter of John & Mary [Maria A.] Bennett | died April 
18. 1 84 1, aged 5 mos & 5 days. 

John W. I infantson of Maria & John L. Bennett | died March i. 1848 
aged 6 days. 

Lewis G. I son of John L & Maria Bennett | died Nov. 11. 1851. aged 
6 years 3 mos. 4 days 

J. Wickham Ruland | died Dec. 15 1856 M 26 years 6 mos & 2 days. 

Charity | wife of Wickham Ruland | died March 8. 1864 ^ 70 years & 
15 days. 

Wickham Ruland | died June 10 1856 M, 63 years | 2 mos & 20 days. 

Charles R. | son of Mills & Jane Hawkins | died April 15. 1831. M 3 
mos & 18 days [Mother's name Rose] 

John Merwin | son of Mills & Jane Hawkins died March | 10 1852 aged 

2 years 11 mos. 14 days. 

Mary E. | daughter of George W& Sarah Thorn | died Jan 3 1851 M 

3 years & 24 days. [Mother's name Hawkins] 

Elizabeth | wife of Zopher Hawkins died Oct. 11 1873 | M 80 years & 

4 mos. [Maiden name Blydenburgh] 

Zopher Hawkins | died Feb 26. 1874 ^92 years & 2 mos. 

Elenor | wife of Zophar Hawkins died Nov 27. 1828 | M 37 years 9 
mos. 7 days 

Ida F. born April 3. 1885 | died March 12 1888 | Mabel F. born 
March 3. 1884 I died Aug. 29. 1884 | Children of J. F. & M. A.Til- 
lottson [Mary A. Wilson married Samuel Foster Newton and secondly 
J. Foster TiHottson] 

Hannah M j daughter of Moubray S. & Laura Hammond | died Nov 23 
1826. M, 2 years i mo [Laura daughter of Zophar Hallock married 
Moubry S. Hammond. They had nine children] 

Charlotte Almira | daughter of Moubray S & Laura Hammond | died 
Sept. 19. 1836 J^ I year 4 mos. 

John Merwin | son of Moubray S & Laura Hammond | died June 28. 
1840 aged 10 mos. 

Grace Moubray | infant daughter of Rev. Samuel M. & | Fannie A. 
Hammond died April | 9. 1862 M, 18 days. [Son of Moubray S and 
Fannie A. Howell] 

Frank Wesley | infant son of Charles W. & Eliza A. Carpenter | died 
Aug. 20. 1863 yE 7 mos. 24 days [Mother Eliza Ann daughter of 
Moubray S. Hammond] 

1890.] Brookhaven (Z. /. ) Epitaphs. yq 

Nancy Hammond | wife of Jason Hammond died March 14 | 1848 
aged 47 years [Daughter of Zophar Hallock. The brothers Jason and 
Moubray S. Hammond married sisters] 

Sheldon | son of Jason & Nancy Hammond | died April ist 1822 aged 
2 years. 4 mos. 

Our Father | Samuel Hammond [ died Nov. 7. 1841. aged 68 years | 
Deacon of the Baptist Church in Coram. 

Our Mother j Sally Hammond | died June i. 1841. aged 69. 

Harriet Elmira | daughter of Isaac A, & Mary E. L'Hommedieu | died 
Sept. 20 1843 AL II mos. [Mary Eliza daughter of Zophar Hallock 
married Isaac Albert L'Hommedieu] 

Deborah V. | wife of Samuel Hammond | born Feb. 22 1817 died May 
17. 1S81 [Maiden name WheelefJ 

Hannah Maria | daughter of Samuel & Deborah V. Hammond | died 
Sept. 15. 1852 AL 5 years 8 mos 25 days 

Lillie Grace died Feb 18. 1865 JE 3 years 4 mos. | Leonard Grant 
died Nov. 27. 1865 AL 2 mos 22 days. | Children of P. A. & S. E. Marsh 

Rev. Leonard Grant Marsh | died Dec 16. 1856 ^^ 64 years 

Anna Maria Marsh | died Jan 3. 1879 ^ 74 years | Farewell dear 
Parents [Maiden name Hammond] 

Elliott died Jan. 24 1882 aged 7 years 8 mos | & 9 days | Vernon died 
Jan 26. 1882 aged 12 years | & i day | Children of Paul A. & S. Nellie 
Marsh. [Maiden name of Mother, Hammond] 

S. Nellie | wife of Paul A. Marsh died May 29. 1865 | AL 43 years, 
26 days 

Sarah Ann Hammond | wife of James Davis Hammond | died July 
9. 1862 ^35 years 2 mos 6 days [Maiden name Hawkins] 

Elizabeth | relict of William Hawkins Sen- | died June 28. 1837 7E 
79 years 3 mos. 3 days 

William Hawkins SenJ | died Sept. 29 1804 JE 44- years 7 mos 14 

In Memory of | Sarah | wife of George Hawkins | who died Dec 30. 
1859 ^ 69. years 2 mos | 6 days. 

George Hawkins | died Jan. 21. 1855 ^ 70 years 6 mos | 10 days. 

Olivia I wife of Ansil A. Reeve died Aug. 14. | 1870 A^ 69 years 5 mos 
10 days [Maiden name Lane] 

Ansil A. Reeve | died Aug. 11. 1864 JE 64 years 2 mos 27 days 

Charles A. Reeve | died April 25, i860 ^31. years 5 mos | 27 days. 

Josephine ] daughter of Charles A & Maranda Reeve ] died Sept. 18. 
1856 JE 4 mos II days 

Charles A. | son of Charles A. & Maranlher Reeve | died May 22, 
1855 JE. I year 5 mos | 11 days [Maranda Ingraham married Charles A. 
Reeve and secondly Henry Murray] 

8o Brookhaven [L. I.) Epitaphs. [April, 

Sacred to the Memory of | Lydia L. Davis | who died Nov. 8. 1846 in 
the I 83d year of her age. 

Lydia A. [ daughter of Ansil A & Olivia Reeve | died June 18. 1854 
^23 years 25 days. 

Mary Lane | Born Dec 29. 1790 | Died May 23 1875. 

William J. Hawkins | Born Nov 25. 1817 | Died April 27. 1884. 

In Memory of | Clara Estella | daughter of James Nelson & Clara A 
Gould I who died Sept. 4 1841. JE 7 mos 27 days 

Mary Elizabeth | daughter of George & Sarah Hawkins | died Feb. 17, 
1 82 1. JE 9 mos 20 days 

John Franklin j son of John & Angeline Hawkins | died Feb. 10. 1855 
JE I year 21 days [Maiden name Newton] 

Mary Augustine | daughter of John & Angeline Hawkins | departed 
this life Sept. 16. 1857 ^ 4 years | 9 mos, 21 days 

Lizzie May | daughter of John & Angeline Hawkins | died Feb. 12. 
t868. JE I year. 3 mos 16 days 

Edith M. I died Dec 24 1879 JE 3 years 3 mos [Daug;hter of Chris- 
topher & Mary Hammond. Name of mother, Rolston] 

In Memory of I Jemima | wife of Deacon Jeremiah Wheeler | who died 
April 18. 1850 I ^ 90 years 25 days 

In memory of I Deacon Jeremiah Wheeler | who died July 17, 1854 | 
JE 93. years. 9 mos, 27 days 

Egbert E. | son of Evander & Nancy Wheeler | died Oct 24. 1867. JE 
23 years 8 mos 

Nancy | wife of Evander Wheeler | died Feb 29. 1872. yE 69 years 4 
mos. [Daughter of Jonas Newton, her mother was a Hawkins] 

In Memory of | Evander Wheelei | Born Aug. 29, 1797 | Died Nov. 
6. 1877 

Jennie | daughter of Edward W. & H. Emeline Ruland | died Feb 8. 
1870 JE. 2 years 5 mos 24 days 

Georgie | daughter of E. W. & H. E. Ruland | died Jan 17. 1863. JE 
7 mos 6 days [Name of mother, Lee] 

Oscar W, | son of Jeremiah P& Nancy W. Lee | died Sept. 22. 1855. 
JE I year 9 mos 5 days [Name of mother, Ruland] 

Mary | wife of Deacon David Overton | died May 17. 1883 JE 70 years 
4 mos 19 days 

Deacon David Overton | died May 11. 1857. JE 57 years 7 mos 20 

Rev. Floyd Overton | died at 111. Aug. 22. 1855 | JE 32 years 9 mos. 
16 days 

Emma J. | daughter of Deacon David & Mary A. Overton | died at 
Hudson River Institute, Claverack, N. Y. | Dec 17. 1859 JE 16 years 10 

1890.] Inscripiiotis from the Dyckman Burial Ground. gj 

Daniel T. Overton [ Died April 7. 1865 ^ 39 years 11 mos 20 days 

Eliza Jane | wife of Ezra K. Williamson | died April 8. 1866 M 39 
years 11 mos 17 days [Maiden name Hawkins] 

Freddie | son of S. M. & C. A. Darling | died Aug. 28. 1865 ^ 24 
days [Samuel M. Darling married Cordelia A. Overton] 

George F. Jodry | Died July 30. 1883. M 93 years 

Susan I wife of George F. Jodry j died Dec 12. 1865 ^ 88 years. 

Died Sept 4 1856 | Henry Wellington Alexander | a native of England 
yE 42 years 

Joshua O. Hawkins | died Feb. 14. 1881. M 32 years 3 mos 24 days 


Contributed by Thomas H. Edsai.l. 

An old burial ground on the Dyckman property near the north end 
of Manhattan Island which I examined in March, 1881, afforded the 
following mortuary data, which seem worthy of preservation in the 
Record, The plot contained about one acre, on the crown of a gently 
sloping knoll east of the Kings Bridge road arid about two hundred 
yards west of the "Century House" on the bank of the Harlem River. 
The inscriptions on the more ancient head stones were not decipher- 
able, and it required the scraping away of moss to read several which 
are given, 

Peter Come Dyckman, only son of States Morris and Eliza Dyckman, 
d. April 20, 1824, aet 27 years. 

Staats Morris Dyckman, d. Aug. 14, 1806, aet 51 years, " His man- 
ners were polite, his taste refined, his conjugal love was pure, his par- 
ental strong. His hospitality sprang from benevolence, his charity from 
feeling and a sense of duty. Highly esteemed in life he was sincerely 
lamented in death." 

Also, Letitia Catalina — daughter — died July 29, 1800, aet 13 months. 

Eliza Come Dyckman, relict of Staats Moriis Dyckman, d. June 20, 
1823, aet 47 years. 

Mar}', wife of Thomas Armstrong, d. Jan, 4, 1852, aet 27 y. ii m. 

JohnSowerby, S',, b. May 20, 1792, d, April 26, 1869. 

Jane Vermilya, d. May 5, 1855, aet 61 y. 5 m, 23 d. 

Jane Rebecca Vermilye, wife of William D. Smith d. Aug. 9, 1855, 
aet 45 y. 10 m, 8 d. 

George William Smith, b. in N. Y. April 17, 1817, d. Oct. 27, 1876. 

Henry Townsend, son of George W. and Elizabeth L. Smith, d. Dec. 
9, 1867, aet. 4 y. 16 d. 

Rosalie and Florence, twin daughters of Charles L. and Emily Beau- 
mont, b. Nov. 21, 1871, d. June 19, and July 5, 1872, 

Joanna \'ermilye, wife of George B. Smith, d. July 30, 1873, ^^^ 
84 y. 3 m. 

§2 Inscriptions from the Dychnan Burial Ground. [April, 

George B. Smith, d. May ii, 1857, aet 76 y, i m. 

Mary Montgomery, wife of William W. Vermilye, b. June 16, 1782, 
d. Aug. 7, 1847. 

William W. Vermilye, b. Dec. 24, 1780, d. Nov. 14, 1849. 

Mary Ann, dau. W". W. and Mary M. Vermilye, b. April 19, 181 5, 
d. Oct. I, 1838. 

William Erskine, son of Charles G. and Sarah Rockwood, d. July 25, 
1842, aet I y. 2 m. 4 d. 

Joanna, wife of Gardner A. Sage and dau. of Geo. B. and Joanna 
Smith, d. Mar. 26, 1843, aet. 22 y. 11 m, 

Emily, wife of William H. Sage, and dau. of Geo. B. and Joanna 
Smith, d. Mar. 29, 1844, aet 29 y. 7 m. 

Rebecca, wife of John Vermilya, d. Feb. 27, 1850, aet 77 y. 9 m. 
18 d. 

John Vermilye, d. Oct. 15, 1825, aet 53 y. 9 m. 3 d. 

Elida Austin, d. Jan. 25, 1835, aet 79 y. 2 m. i d. 

Grandus Vermilye, d. Aug. 3, 1823, aet 52 y. 2 m. 

Joseph Clement, d. Mar. 2, 1814, aet 30 y. 2 m. 26 d. 

Jemima, wife Joseph Clement, d. June 10, 1831, aet 43 y. 7 ni. 

Eve Riker, d. Feb. 18, 1845, ^^^ 62 y. 3 m. 18 d. 

Frederick, son of Jacobus and Hannah Dyckman, d. Oct. 20, 1809, 
aet 32 y. 10 m. 

Maria, dau. of same, d. Jan. 10, 18 16, aet 24 y. 15 d. 

Jacobus Dyckman, d. Aug. 20, 1832, aet 83 y. 11 m. 13 d. 

Hannah, wife of same, d. Aug. 20, 18 14, aet 50 y. 

Jacob, son of same, d. Dec. 8, 1822, aet 23 y. 8 m. 29 d. 

Michael Djckman, d. Nov. 24, 1854. 

Isaac Dyckman, d. Jan. 6, 1868. 

Maria Dyckman, d. Feby 28, 1863. 

Mary Vermilye, d. April 14, 1835, ^^^ 81 y. 

Jacob Vermilye, d. Jan 31, 1814, aet 74 y. 

William Vermilye, d. Mar. 8, 1822, aet 73 y. 11 m. 

Mary Vermilya. d. Jan. 23, 1826, aet 78 y. 

Rebecca Vermilya, d. Oct. 6, 1828, aet 34 }'. 

William Vermily<7, d. Jan. 7, 1822, aet 46 y. 

William Dyckman, son of Jacob and Hannah, d. Aug 31, 1803, aet 
28 y. 

, Elizabeth Hadley, d. Sept. 25, 1825, aet 88 y. 3 m. 5 d. 

William Hadley, Esq'^, d. Nov. 22, 1801, aet 69 y. 9 m. 22 d. 

Mary Vermilyea, d. Feby 18, 1802, aet. 50 y. 5 m. 

William Hadley, d. Aug. 29, 1825, aet 63 y. i m. 

Evander Childs, b. May 16. 1761, d. Jan. i, 1851. 

Garrett Dyckman, d. May 7, 18 16, aet 60 y. 2 m. 21 d. 

Hannah Dyckman, wid. Garrett, d» April 12, 1832, aet 77 y. 3 m. 
16 d. 

Catalina Hale, wid. Daniel Hale and dau. Jacob and Catalina Dyck- 
man, b. Jan. 13, 1769, d. Mar. 24, 1829. 

Isaac W. Hadley, d. Feby 19, 1841, aet 69 y. 

Charles Hadley, d. July 21, 1840, aet ']'] y. 

Mary Ann, w. of same, d. Sept. 3, 1827, aet 56 y. 

Rosanna Davis, b. Feb. 4, 1801, d. Occ. 29, 1874, aet ']i y. 8 m. 
22 d- 

1890.] The Crispell Fatiiily of Ulster Couttly, N. F. g-i 

Henry Ryer, d. Oct. 9, 1846, aet 72 y. 

Catherine M. Williams, d. Feb. 26, 1856, aet 67 y. 

Samuel Ryer, d. Aug.. 21, 1852, aet 78 y. 11 m. 21 d. 

Christianna, w. of same, d. July 28, 1850, aet. 66 y. i m. 16 d. 

Tunis Ryer, d. Apr. 13, 1858, aet 53 y. 

William C. Ryer, d. Feby 19, 1858, aet 43 y. 

INIargaret Odell, wid. of late Benjamin Odell, d. Jan. 6, 1852, aet 

51 }'• 

Susan M. Holstead, d. Nov. 21, 1864, aet 64 y. 11 d. 

Euphemia, wife of Aaron Warner, d. Apr. 12, 1841, in 69"' year. 

E. Jones * * * 

These are nearly all names of old families resident from earliest times 
in Harlem (of which the old burial plot was once a part), "the Yonkers, " 
across the "Wading Place" to the north, or Fordham Manor, across 
Harlem river to the east. It is noticeable that half a dozen were born 
n the first half of the eighteenth century, and nearly twenty survived 
hree score and ten. 


By Thomas G. Evans. 

Artois, an ancient province of France, now comprising a portion of 
the Department of Pas de Calais, lies in the extreme northern part of the 
country, near the borders of Belgium. It is a fertile and well-watered 
tract, producing grain and hops and has much rich pasture land. In the 
middle of the 17* century it was greatly harassed by the long and 
devastating wars of the Fronde, and many of its inhabitants, chiefly small 
farmers, were forced to emigrate. The majority of these went to Mannheim, 
in the Lower Palatinate, among them being a stalwart young farmer, 
Antoine Crepel, or, as the name is now spelled, Anthony Crispell. In 
Mannheim Crispell married Marie, daughter of Mathew Blanshan, another 
refugee from France, and soon afterward — April 2 7lh, i66c — set sail with 
his young wife and his father-in-law, for the New World, in the ship 
'•Gilded Otter." On arriving at New Amsterdam they proceeded 
immediately to the little village of Esopus, then just struggling into 
renewed existence after the Indian war and massacre of 1659. Here they 
settled and took up land. On the 2d of May 1661, after the village had 
been enlarged by Stuyvesant, Crispell was allotted No. 12 of the new lots 
into which the added part was laid out, though he did not build there, 
but removed to the New Village — afterward called Hurley — a short distance 
south-west of Esopus. On the 7th of June, 1663, when the Indians 
destroyed the New Village and nearly succeeded in surprising and mas- 
sacring the inhabitants of Esopus, the wife and infant daughter of Cris- 
pell were carried into captivity, but were soon after rescued. 

June 17th, 1666, Crispell was granted a parcel of land "near unto 
the Ngw Village." In 1670 he was granted 16 acres in Hurley. 
April 5th, 1670, he was one of the Hurley soldiers appointed to be pres- 
ent at the rendezvous at Marbletown, a village then recently laid out some 


g^ The Crispell Family of Ulster Cotmiy, N. Y. [April, 

distance beyond Hurley. In 1677 Crispell, Abram Hasbrouck, Hugo 
Freer, and other French Huguenots to the number of twelve, wei:;e 
granted a large and fertile tract of land lying some miles south of Esopus 
to which they gave the name of New Paltz, in honor of the Pfalz or Pala- 
tinate, the hospitable region which had given them shelter in time of need. 
Crispell, however, seems never to have lived in the new settlement, but 
remained at Hurley, on his farm. His wife, Maria Deyo, having died, 
he married, about 1680, Petronella La Man or De Mon (the name is 
spelled both ways in the records). 

Her, too, he survived, and after her death, having divided most of his 
property among his children, he spent the remainder of his days with his 
daughter Maria Magdalene, the wife of Mattys Slecht. 

His will, dated Nov. 6th, 1707, and probated June loth, 1708 (thus 
showing that he died between those two dates), was written in Dutch and 
is recorded in the Ulster County Clerk's Office in Book AA, page 425. 

Children 0/ Ajithony Crispell and Maria Blanshan. 

2 i. Mary Magdalena,^ bapt. Feb. 12, 1662 ; m. Mattys Slecht 

(Sleight), son of Cornelius Barentsen Slecht and Tryntje 
Tyssen Bos. [Family 2.] 

3 ii. PiETER,^ bapt. Dec. 21, 1664 ; m. Neeltje Gerritse Newkirk, 

dau. of Gerrit Cornelissen Newkirk and Hendrickje Paulus. 
He died in 1695 or '96, and his widow m. Feb. 18, 1697, 
Johannes Schepmoes, bapt, April 7, 1672, son of Dirck 
Janse Schepmoes and Maria Willems. [Family 3.] 
Lysbet,'' bapt, Oct. 3, 1666 ; d. young. 
Lysbet,'' bapt. Oct. 15, 1668; m. Elias Fan. [Family 4.] 
Sara,^ bapt. June 18, 1671 ; m. Huybert Suvlandt. [Fam- 

iiy 5-] 

7 vi. John,- bapt, July 21, 1674 ; m. May 25, 1701, Geertje Janse 
Roosa, probably dau. of Jan Roosa and Hillegond Van 
Buren, [Family 6.] 

Children by his second wife, Petronella. 

8 vii, Jannetje,'' bapt. June 4, 1682 ; d. young. 

9 viii. Jean,'' bapt. Oct. 12, 1684 ; d. young. 
10 ix. Jannetje,^ bapt. Feb. 7, 1686; m. Dec. 30, 1704, Nicholas 

Hoffman, son of Martinus Hoffman and . Emmerentje De 
Witt. [Family 7.] 

Family 2. 
Children of Mary Magdalcna- Crispell (2) and Malays Sleight. 

Maria Magdalena, 3 bapt. Aug. 28, 1681. 

Tryntje,' bapt. Jan. 27, 1684 ; m. March 5, 1704, Mattys 
Mattyssen Van Keuren, bapt. April 24, 1681, son of Mattys 
Mattyssen Van Keuren and Taatje De Witt. 

Mattys,^ bapt. June 13, 1686 ; m. Catalyntje Kip, dau. of 
Hendrick Kip and Anna Janse Van Patten. 

CoRNELis,^ bapt. Sept. 7, 1688 ; d. young. 







1 1 








1890.] The Crispell Family of Ulster County, N. Y. gc 

15 V, Antony,3 bapt. May 25, 1690; m. Nov. i, 1715, Neellje 

Bogaard, bapt. Jan. 9, 1695, dau. of Hendrick Bogaard and 
jannetje Martens, 

16 vi. Jan,3 bapt. Nov. II, 1694 ; m. Aug. 6, 1 716, Elizabeth Smedes, 

bapt, Nov. I, 1696, dau. of Benjamin Smedes and Magda- 
lena Louw. 

17 vii. CoRNELis,3 bapt. Oct. 10, 1697. 

18 viii. Petrus,3 bapt. Sept. 21, 1701. 

19 ix. Hendricus,^ bapt. Dec. 22, 1706 ; m. Jan. 3, 1736, Sara 

Kierstede, bapt. Sept. 8, 1704, dau. of Hans Kierstede 
and Ariaantje Tappan. 

Family 3. 
Children of Pieter- Crispell (j) and Neeltje Gerritse A\'wkirk. 

20 i. Anthony,^ bapt. April 17, 1692; m. Sept. 11, 1719, Lea 

Roosa, bapt. Sept. 11, 1698, dau. of Hyman Aldertse 
Roosa and Anna Margaret Rosevelt. 
2 1 ii. Ariantje,^ bipt. June 3, 1694. 

22 iii. Johannes,^ bapt. Oct. 27, 1695 ; m. Dec. 15, 1725, Anna 

Margaret Roosa, bapt. Dec. 22, 1706, dau. of Aldert Roosa 
and Aagje Krom. One of his descendants was the late Dr. 
Peter Crispell, for many years a well-known physician of 
Ulster County. 

Family 4. 
Childreft of Lyshet- Crispell (5) and Elias Ean. 

23 i. Mary,3 bapt. Aug. 8, 1697. 

24 ii. Jan, 3 bapt. Feb. 18, 1700; m. Feb. 9, 1735, Geertje Roosa, 

of Marbletown. 

25 iii. Mary Magdalena,^ bapt. April 5, 1702. 

26 iv. Elizabeth,^ bapt. April 15, 1705 ; m. Sept. 19, 1731, 

Marinus Van Aken. 

27 V. Sara, 3 bapt. Feb. 11, 1709. 

Family 5. 
Children of Sara" Crispell and Huyhert Suylajidt. 

28 i. Marie,3 bapt. Sept. 18, 1692. 

29 ii. Cathryntje,3 bapt. April 5, 1696. 

30 iii. Lena,3 bapt. Aug. 14, 1698. 

31 iv. Johannes, bapt. July 20, 1701 ; m. Eva Van Vegten. 

32 v, Elizabeth, bapt. May 7, 1710. 

Family 6. 

Children of fohn^ Crispell (7) and Geertje fanse Roosa. 

2,1 i. Marytje,3 bapt. March 15, 1702 ; m. (i) April 28, 1725, 
Jacob Heermans, bapt. Feb. 2, 1701, son of Jan Heermans 
and Annatje Van Wagenen ; m. (2) Dirck Van Vliet, ba-pt. 
Jan. I, 1 70 1, son of Dirck Van Vliet and Annatje An- 

g5 Kingston Church Records. [April, 

34 ii. HiLLEGOND,^ born April 17, 1704, d. Feb. 22, 1774 ; m. 

Feb. 26, 1726, Abraham Van Wagenen, born Feb. 5, 
1699, d. June 7, 1787, son of Jacob Aertsen Van Wagenen 
and Sara Pels. 

35 iii. Rebecca/ bapt. March 17, 1706 ; d. young. 

36 iv. Antonie/ bapt. Oct. 12, 1707 ; m. CatrinaVan Benthuysen. 

37 V. Helena,^ bapt. May 7, 1710 ; m. April 4, 1731, Tewnis Van 

Steenberg, bapt. April 17, 1702, son of Mattys Jansen Van 
Steenberg and Marritje Tewnisse Ellison. 

38 vi. Jan, 3 bapt. Sept. 21, 1712 ; m. (i) Dec. 10, 1736, Sara Jan- 

sen, of Marbletown, dau. of Thomas Jansen and Maylce 
Bogaard ; m. (2) Dec. 29, 1753, Dorothea Maria Kraft, born 
in Germany, living in Shandaken. Jan Crispell settled in 
Shokan about 1747- 

39 vii. Rebecca,^ bapt. April 7, 171 7. 

40 viii. Petrus,^ bapt. Jan. 24, 1720. 

41 ix. Sara, 3 bapt. Nov. 26, 1721.' 

Family 7. 
Children of Jannetje' Crispell {10) and Nicholas Hoffman. 

42 i. Martinus,3 bapt. March 17, 1706; m. 1733, Tryntje 

Benson, dau, of Robert Benson and Cornelia Roos. 
Antje,5 bapt. Feb. 11. 1709. 
Anthony, 3 bapt. March 18, 171 1 ; m. Jan. 6. 1738, Catrina 

Van Gaasbeck. 
Zacharias,^ bapt. Dec. 6, 1713. 
Petrus,3 bapt. Dec. 22, 1716. 
Hendricus,3 bapt. June 7, 1719. 
Annatjen,3 bapt. Dec. 3, 1721. 














It is an encouraging sign to those of genealogical and antiquarian 
tastes that so general an interest has lately arisen in the accumulation and 
preservation of material relating to early local and family history. The 
recent publication of the town records of some of the old settlements in 
New England and on Long Island, and the constantly increasing num- 
ber of family genealogies that are being compiled and printed, show that 
th'e people of our country are coming to realization of the truth of 
Edmund Burke's saying, that "Those who do not treasure up the mem- 
ory of their ancestors do not deserve to be remembered by posterity." Of 
all the aids to genealogical research, none are so valuable as church 
records of baptisms and marriages, and the preservation of these are of 
great importance. For some years the records of the Collegiate Dutch 
Church of New York City, commencing in 1639, ^^^^^ been in course o 
publication in the pages of this magazine, and now, thiough the faithful, 
conscientious, and laborious efforts of Chaplain Roswell Randall Hoes, 

1890.] Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapel, Lojjdon. gy 

U. S. N., there will soon appear in print the records of the First Reformed 
Church of Kingston, Ulster County, N. Y. This church, one of the 
earliest of the Dutch Reformed denomination in this country, was 
founded in 1660, under the ministration of Dominie Blom, and its rec- 
ords of baptisms and marriages begin at that date. The original vol- 
umes — small octavo blank-books bound in old calf — are still in existence 
(unlike the records of the New York church, which, previous to 1685, 
are copies made in that year by Dominie Selyns) ; and the entries therein, 
made in the Dutch language in a small crabbed hand-writing, are very 
difficult to decipher. 

Chaplain Hoes has spent several years in making a complete and accu- 
rate copy of these records, having gone over the entries, for the purpose 
of comparing his copy, four separate times, not only word by word, but 
letter by letter. The volume, which will be issued from the De Vinne 
press in the course of a few months, will be a large royal octavo, printed 
on heavy water-lined paper, uncut, and containing, with the indices, 
about one thousand pages. It will give the marriages and baptisms from 
1660 to 1810 — 2,267^ of the former and over 10,000 of the latter. The 
price will be $10.00 per copy, and subscriptions may now be sent to 
Chaplain Hoes, 11 15 Seventeenth Street, Washington, D, C. 

It is needless to speak of the value of this book to those interested in 
tracing their descent from those exponents of liberty and freedom of con- 
science, the Dutch pioneers of the New Netherlands. t. g. e. 

FROM A.D. 1606 TO 1625. 

Communicated by John V. L. Pruyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XX., p. 189, of The Record.) 

November 1614. 

3, Henry Cadwallader c^ Margret Mullford. 

6, John Gaunt & Margret Bread. 

8, Paul De Cooke & Alice Coe. 
10, Tho : Stanton & Jane Crookes. 
13, Tho : Mathews & Eliz : Stokes. 
20, Henry Ginne & IMargery Gardner. 
22, John Addison & Alice Diues. 
24, John Cowley & Sarah Roue. 

December 1614. 

I, John Warvvicke & Mary Taylor. 

I, Henry Pokinhorne & Mary Post. 
12, Walter Barton & Jone Willson. 
12, William Hudson & Margery Bromfeild. 
15, James Higgins & Thomazen Dransfeild. 
27, ffrancis Teyton & Jone Wagget. 
2o[5?cJ, Daniel May & Jone fflacknell. 

!8 Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapel, London. [April, 

January 1614. 

1, ffrancis Simons & Betterise Cross. 

2, Tho : ifayrcliffe & Eliz : Goodwin. 

3, Roger Selby & Katherin Jones. 

8, John Atkinson & Eliza : Guessy. 

9, William Barker & Jone Allen. 
12, Gilbert Burton & Mary Adcock. 
17, Tho : Cowen & Judith Smith. 

21, Gyles Knowels & Eliz: ffuller. 

22, Edmund Bukby & Alice Richardson. 

23, Bartholomew Dale & Mary Chandler. 

30, Tho : Cocke & Margery Stephens. 

31, Tho : Brevvry & Eliz : Carpenter. 
31, ffrancis Mors & Margery Lyllam. 

February 16 14. 
2, William Clifford et Eliz : Crookson. 

4, John Hallywell et Marv Jones.' 

6, Stephen Willcocks & Mary Russell. 

7, Henry Elsmore & Jone Champion. ^ 

8, John Simon & Mary Wallworth. 

12, Rob : Bayley & Eliz : Payne. 

17, Henry Cannon & Kathe: Hammerton. 
19, Henry Figgis & Sarah Clay. 
19, Emanuell Grove A Margaret Crosman. 
19, Henry Purman/^ Rebecca Crask. 

19, Tho: Stinton'S: Eliz : Ashley. 

20, William Baxter & Agnes Turner. 

21, Will : Cobb & Ann ffainford. . 
21, Roger Apletarttt Alice Brooke. 

March [16 15]. 

25, John White & Eliza : Pri 

27, John Knowels & Dorithy Hide. 

April 1615. 
10, Tho : Gale & Hester How. 
10, Will : Champion. & Katherin Atkinson. 

13, James Turner & Sarah Brewry. 

16, James Creez & Sarah Newman. 

17, Tho: Bennet & Judith Racy. 
17, John Tyllsey & Agnes Elam. 
21, R.ich : Owen & Mary Stanhopee. 
25, Henry Ward & Eliz : Harris. 
25, John Turner & Eliz: Abell. 

30, Tho : Orley & Ann Wing. 

May 161 5. 
I, Will: Homes & Alice Willson. 

1, John Stokes & Issabell Wood. 

2, John Hartford & Ann Staples. 

2, Mathew Stephenson & Eliz: Broune. 

3, John Allen & Margaret Bunn. 

8, John Morry [? Morris] & Barbery Sturt. 

14, Tho: Stockley & Jone Jones. 
19, Tho: Allsopp & Agnes King. 

1890.] Weddings at St. Mary, Whifechapel, Lofidon. 89 

22, John Osburne & Jone Bateman. 

22, Roger Smith & Mary Walker. 

29, John Griffen & Eliz: Rock. 

29, Raph Gunnell & Grace Johnson. 

30, John More & Margery Rewborow. 
30, William Postle & Margery Parry. 

June 1615 

1, James How & Katherin Smith. 

1 1, John Bawnier &. Christian Gilbert. 
29, Tho: Beeton & Susanna Beely. 

July 1 61 5. 

2, Rob: Low & Margaret Cabbet. 

2, Rob: Nichollson & Jone Thornton. 

2, Tho: White & Dorithy Sanders. 

6, Tho: Roby & Jone Woodshaw. 

9, Tho: Hullingden & Alice Mathewes. 
II, Rob: Allaway & Jone Hickok, 

13, Tho: Linford & Margaret Good. 

14, Rob: Marrit & ftaith Wright. 

16, Christopher Cotty& Alice Saunders. 

17, John Morrys & Eliz: Smith. 

25, Henry Allcocok [5/c] & Margery More. 
25, John Bell & Prissilla Cotwyn. 

29, Rob: Davis & Rachell Lee. 

^-^o, Tho: Woodcock & Christian Oadby. 

30, James Beale & Agnes Man. 

August 1615. 

5, Will: Bunduke & Eliz: Smith. 

6, Will: Marshall & Margery Harvy. 

6, James Goodson & C^race Hayet. 

7, Anthony Cor & Margaret Pallmer. 
7, Paule Woodward & Jone Davis. 

20, Zacheus Mast & Silvestra Page. 

22, Tho. Rivers & Ann Clare. 

27, Rob: Day & Alice Gray. 

31, John ftVizell & Eliz: Batle. 

September 161 5. 

7, John fFreeman & Margery Roberts, 

17, Edward Mathewes & Julian Barker. 
iS, John Gierke & Sarah Crutchington. 

18, Hammond Johnson & Jane Cuthbert. 

October 161 5. 
I, Anthony Bazy & Eliz: Batrum. 

8, Peter Davis & Em \sic\ Avery. 

9, John Holbuck & Eliza: Jordan. 
9, Edward Simmes [&] Ellen Euster. 

10, John Sarris & Ann Megges. Lie [ence]. 

1 1, Rich: Woodley & Mary Hooper. 

12, Edward Cherry & Katherin Robinson. 
15, Will: Porcher & Jone Champion, 

17, Nicholas Eve & Judith Adrin. 

19, John Reynolds & Katherine Law. 

22, Rich: Baskerfeild & Grase Rose, Lie [ence]. 

go Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapel, Lo?idon. [April, 

November 1615. 
Bartholomew Peirce & Eliz: Ashford. 
Rob: Hanch & Susanna Hayes. 
Rich: Sanders & Eliza: Greene. 
Edward fface & Katharine Clerk. 
Beniamin fFeildar & Rebecca Alloms. 
Evan Williams & Katherin Parry. 
Jacob Arnold & Alice Hammond. 
[2]6, Peerce Nante & Margaret Gibbes, Lic[ence].. 
Henry Salter & Eliz: Davis. 

December 16 15. 
John Castell & Agnes Banes. 
Edward Ould & ifaith Warcupp. 
Will: Reeue & Susanna Hall. 
Daniell Cotes & Prissilla Johnson. 
Rob: Hardun & Eliz: Hollax. 
Rob: Hoy & 'Em[sic^ Whaly. 
George Costerne & Katherin Sterley. 
John Mason & Agnes Abell. 
Michael 1 Richards & EUinor Hellen. Lic[ence]. 
John Eldred & Ann Chapman. Lic[ence]. 

Januarie 1615. 
Richard Charsley & Mariana Cherry. 
John Clerk & Eliz: Pitcher. 
John Peggler & Alice Day. 
Will: Wellman & Alice Shilson. 

John North, curate then of this place, & Mary Williams were 
married vppon the xviijth day of this month: a°: 161 5. 
George Skingley & Ann Hudson. Lic[ence]. 
Tho: Silvester & Judith Robson. 
John Smart & Sarah Vercolge. Lic[ence]. 
John Birdall & Jone Bettany. 
Tho: Smith & Jane Bedford. 

Februarie, 1615. 
Tho: Wilkinson & Agnes Wright. 
Rich: Ward & Jone Clerk. 
Triamor Enion & Mary Pilkington. 
Tobias Mario & Martha Kirb_y. 
Roger Pratt «& Barbery Roberts. 
Will: ffeild & Ann Linford. 
Edward Anderson & Julian Bushell. 

Christopher Torren & Mary Paces. * 

Manages, 1616. 

Manages none. 

Aprill 1616. 
I, Mathew Anderson et Alice Randall. 

1, William Smith & Margaret Stephenson. 

2, Samuell Ayton et Jone Nash. 
2, John Vinson et Mary Harison. 

10, Mathew Hammond et Rachell Pullman. 

( To be continued^ 















1890.] Noks and Queftes. q^ 


Proceedings ok the Society. — At the meeting held on Jan. 8th, 1890, after 
the usual routine business and the election of several new members, the society pro- 
ceeded to vote for trustees, this being the annual meeting for that purpose. Mr. 
Charles B. Moore/ Mr. Samuel Burlians, Jr., and Mr. Edmund Abdy Hurry were 
unanimously re-elected, their terms having expired. Chaplain Hoes, U. S. N.; then 
made some remarks upon the old Kingston Church and its records, stating the very 
interesting fact that they were the oldest original church records" in this country, run- 
ning back to i56o, the records of the Collegiate Church of New York from 1639 
(when they begin) to 16S5, being copies made by Dominie Selyns in the latter year 
from originals which are now lost. At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held Jan. 
14th, officers were elected for the ensuing year. Their names are given elsewhere. 
On Jan. 17th a special meeting was held for the purpose of listening to an address 
by Henry F. Waters, Esq., of Salem, Mass., on "American Genealogical Researches 
in England." Mr. Waters has spent a number of years in genealogical study in Eng- 
land, and has made many discoveries of great interest and importance. The meet- 
ings of Jan. 24th and Feb. 28th were addressed respectively by Prof. Henry Copp^e, 
LL.D., of I^ehigh University, on "Doubtful Questions Connected with the Dis- 
covery of America," and by Col. William C. Church on "John Ericsson and Engi- 
neering Progress during the Nineteenth Century." At the March meeting, held on 
the evening of the 14th, Major-Gen. O. O. Howard, U. S. A., gave a very interest- 
ing address on " Gen. Grant and the Battle of Chattanooga." The second regular 
meeting of the month, on the 28th, was devoted to miscellaneous business and conver- 
sation. A large number of new members have recently been added to the society. 

The names and addresses of the eldest male posterity, if any, of the following 
Officers of the Revoh^tign would be gladly received by John Schuyler, Sec- 
retary of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati, 63 William Street, New 
York City : 

Peter Annspach, I^ieutenant 2d Artillerj'. 

Aaron Aarson, Captain 1st N. Y. 

Josiah Bagley, Lieutenant 1st N. Y. 

Jacob Bradford, a brother of James Bradford, Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 
2d Artillery. 
/ Caleb Brewster, Lieutenant 2d Artillery. 
; James Brewster, Lieutenant 2d Artillery. 

Dr. Joseph Brown, Surgeon 7th Pennsylvania Regiment. 

John Cape, Lieutenant ist N. J. 

Nehemiah Carpenter, Ensign 2d N. Y. 

Robert Cochran, Lieutenant-Colonel 2d N. Y. 

William Colbrath, I^ieutenant 2d N. Y. 

Michael Connolly, Lieutenant 2d N. Y. 

Samuel Cooper, Lieutenant 3d Regiment of Artillery, from Mass. 

Dr. Andrew Craigie, Apothecary-General ; died in 18 19 at Cambridge, Mass. 

John Dutton Crimsheir, Lieutenant and Paymaster 2d Artillery. 

Henry Cunningham, Lieutenant 2d Artillery. 

Dr. James Davidson, Commissary-General, Hospital. 

Henry Demler, Lieutenant 2d Artillery. 

Daniel Deniston, Lieutenant 2d N. Y. ; died in 1824. 

George J. Den'niston, Lieutenant 3d N. Y.; died 1812. 

Pierre Regnier De Roussy, Lieutenant-Colonel 2d N. Y., on Steuben's staff. 

Samuel Dodge, Ensign 2d N. Y. 

Henry Du Bois, Captain 2d N. Y. ; died 1794. 

Dr. John Elliott, Surgeon's Mate, ist N. Y. 

Andrew Englis, Lieutenant ist Mass. 

George Fleming, Captain 2d Artillery ; died 1822. 

Joseph Foot, Lieutenant 1st Mass.; died 1807. 

Joseph Frilick, Lieutenant 2d N. Y. 

John Furman, Lieutenant ist N. Y. 

Daniel Gano, Lieutenant 2d Artillery. 

Rev. John Gano, Chaplain N. Y. Brigade ; died 1804. 


Notes and Qjien'es. [April, 

Benjamin Gilbert, Lieutenant 1st N. Y. 

James Giles, Lieutenant 2d Artillery ; died 1825. 

John Gorham, Major 1st N. Y. 

Dr. Stephen Gorham, Surgeon's Male, Hospital. 

John Green, Captain U. S. Navy. 

James Gregg, Captain 1st N. Y. 

Isaac Guion, Lieutenant 2d Artillery. 

Hoysted Hacker, Captain U. S. Navy ; died 1814. 

Dr. Mordecai Hale. Surgeon's Mate ; died 1832. 

Jonathan Hallett, Captain 2d N. Y. 

Luther Halsey, Lieutenant 2d N. J.; died 1830. 

John Francis Hamtramck, Captain 2d N. Y. ; died 1803. 

Francis Hanmor, Lieutenant 5th N. Y. 

Joseph Hardy, Captain of Marines, U. S. Navy. 

Nathaniel Henry, Lieutenant 2d N. Y. 

Benjamin Herring, Ensign 1st N. Y. ; died 1809. 

Abel Holden, Captain 6th Mass.; died i8i3. 

Baxter Howe, Lieutenant 2d Artillery. 

Isaac Hubbell, Paymaster 2d Artillery. 

Ephraim Hunt, Lieutenant 4th Mass.; died 1805. 

Thomas Hunt, Lieutenant 4th N. Y. ; died 1796. 

Abraham Hyatt, Lieutenant 4th N. Y. 

Cornelius T. Jansen, Captain i st N. Y., Ulster Co., N. Y. 

We have the pleasure of presenting the readers of the Record with a portrait of 
Dr. Benjamin Moore, second bishop of New York and third president of Columbia 
College, from a picture in the possession of his grandson, Clement C. Moore. This 
portrait bears a striking likeness to the one in the library of Columbia College. There 
is in the General Theological Seminary, Chelsea Square, a portrait of the bishop, 
attributed to Jarvis. This represents him as a much older man. There is, or was, 
also a painting of the bishop, sitting in his robes. This has been engraved several 
times. The large engraving, made in the early part of the present century, has be- 
come very rare, but the smaller one, made about the same time, is not infrequently 
met with. We have been informed that Huntington made himself familiar with these 
engravings before he painted the excellent portrait of the bishop in the vestry-room of 
Trinity chapel. A modern engraving, copied apparently from these older ones, is 
in Mr. Onderdonk's " History of Grace Church, Jamaica." The life of Bishop Moore 
has been written so often and so well that it is not worth while to repeat it in the 
Record. It will be sufficient to give a brief bibliography. Accounts of the bishop's 
career and character will be found in Anderson's " History of the Colonial Church," 
Berrian's " History of Trinity Church," Riker's " History of Newtown," Onder- 
donk's " History of Grace Church, Jamaica," McVickar's " Life of Hobart," Wilber- 
force's " American Church," and Bishop Hobart's celebrated " Funeral Sermon and 
Appendix," a copy of the first edition of which is in the library of Columbia College, 
and which was reprinted by Stanford and Swords in 1847, under the title of " Hobart 
on the State of the Departed." Appleton's " Gyclopredia of Biography" contains a 
-short sketch of the bishop, and a fuller one, by the Rev. Cornelius B. Smith, is in the 
"Centennial History of the Diocese of New York." There is a copy of " Bishop 
Moore's Sermons" at Columbia College. Sabin, in his ''Loyalists," gives an 
account of the bishop which is a model of brevity, but which is at the same time 
even ludicrously inaccurate. 

Record taken from a Dutch Bible, in possession of Warren S. Dey, of N. Y. 
City : 

In the year of our Lord (date erased), August ist, was Adrian Man, born, in New 

1730, March 17th, Adrian Man died. 

Adrian Man was married to Anthe Oothout, Jan. 2S, 1691, in New York. 

My wife Anthe Oothout was born March 29, i66g, in Albany. 

1691, Nov. g, is born my first daughter Geerthe in New York. 

1693, Dec. 16, my first son Johannes is born. 

1701, Aug. 10, I married Hester Bordyn in New York. 

1667, Dec 5, is born my wife Hester. (Record, Vol. VII., p. 125.) 

1890.] Notes and Queries. 


1690, July II, is born my wife's son, named Samuel. (Record, Vol. XL, p. 141.) 
lyoiz, Nov. II, is our first daughter Geerthe, born. 
1704, Feb 5, is our son Nicolas born. 
1705 May 2g, is our son Nicolas born. 
1707, Sept 10, is our son Nicolas born. 
1710 July 15, is our daughter liester, born. 
1731, Sept I, Geerthe died. 
1749 Sept II, Johannes, died. 

Note. — Adrian Man had a son, Adriaan, bp. in N. Y., Sept. 11, 1698, not men- 
tioned in the Bible record. (Record, Vol. XIV., p. 86.) g. h. v. w. 

Among others who have subscribed to the Columbus statue to be erected ii^ the 
Central Park, in October, 1892, under the auspices of our Society are Henry G. Mar- 
quand, W. W. Corcoran, Russell Sage, Jay Gould, Clarence W. Bowen, Benjamin H. 
Field, George W. Childs, Joseph W. Drexel, D. Willis James, Jas. Grant Wilson, 
J. Meredith Read, S. P. Dewey, Jose F. Navarro, Mrs. Jose F. de Navarro, Alfonso 
de Navarro, Antonio F. de Navarro, John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Egbert 
L. Velie, Mrs. Robert L. Stuart, Mrs. Russell Sage, William Waldorf Astor, Ros- 
well P. Flower, William H. Appleton, George W. Quintard, and John D. Crimmins. 
It is proposed that 150 ladies and gentlemen shall subscribe $100 to meet the cost of 
the bronze statue and marble pedestal. Subscriptions may be sent to the treas- 
urer, Dr. George H. Butler, Berkeley Lyceum, 23 West Forty-fourth Street, New 
York. A representation of the beautiful statue appeared in the Record for July, 18S8. 

Old Gabriel, the Mission Indian, who was reputed to have reached the great age 
of 151 years, died in Salinas, Monterey County, California, i6th March, 1890. He 
had no malady except the gradual breaking up of his system. Old Gabriel had rec- 
ords to prove his years. He could remember Fath'er Junipero Sarra, who founded 
Carmel Mission, near Monterey, and until within two or three j'ears his mind was still 
active. His skin looked like parchment, but he could walk about, and seemed as 
young as most men of four score at the anniversary of his supposed 150th birthday 
during the summer of last year. Another remarkable case of longevity that seems to 
be authentic is that of Aunt Matilda Ruley, who has recently died at the age of 123 
years, in Raywick, Kentucky, her mother having, it is said, reached an even greater 
age. A Bible is quoted as the unquestioned authority for their extraordinary ages. 

J. G. w. 

James N. Ai'sNold, editor of the N'arraganseit Historical Regiskr, of Providence, 
R. I., has nearly completed the largest genealogical work yet undertaken in America. 
His work will show every birth, marriage, death, will or inventory recorded on the 
public records of the various towns and cities of the state of Rhode Island, from the 
settlement, in 1636, to the year 1850, when the present registration law was passed. 
A work of this character is indeed a work of great labor, and, when published in its 
entirety, as a work of reference for genealogical students must be of great value. 

In our notice of the Winslow Memorial, in January number of the Record, 
several typographical errors crept in — such as Kenclmi for " Kenelm"; Norwardiox 
' ' Forward " ; bleszed for ' ' blessed " ; and the number of Index pages should have been 
128, instead of 72. In addition we desire to say that the work is published by Mrs. 
Frances K. Holton, 23 Day Ave, IVestfield, A/ass. H, R. s. 

R. T. Church, of Turin, Lewis Co., N. Y., is compiling a history of the Church 
family, the manuscript of which, when completed, he intends depositing in the archives 
of this Society. It is requested that any one having material bearing upon the sub- 
ject will communicate with Mr. Church, at the above address. 

A VERY annoying typographical error occurred in a paragraph on page 46 of our 
January number. The writer alluded to the last of the Dutch governors of New 
York, which by an extraordinary oversight of editor and proof-reader appeared as the 
last of the Dutch runners of New York. 

AcKERMAN. [Record, Vol. XX., p. 68.] After " In memory of William Acker- 
man," in place of stars, should read : " wlio departed this life Oct. 4, 1808, in the 82d 
year of his age." T. H. E, 

QA Book Notices. [April, 


VERSARY OF THE Settlement of Guilford, Conn., September 8, g and lo, 1889. 
New Haven, i88g. pp. 289. 

The Guilford committee acted wisely in preserving the record of their pleasant 
celebi-ation in this well-printed hrochure, which is, however, disfigured with numerous 
errata, the result either of very great haste or carelessness. To one of these causes 
must also be attributed the many errors to be met with in Professor Johnson's address 
on Fitz Greene Halleck, in many respects an admirable performance. Witii General 
Wilson's biography before him, and from which he has drawn freely without acknowl- 
edgment, the ProfessSr frequently blunders. A few of these are as follows : He 
says the modest annuity left to the poet was commuted by Mr. Aslor's heirs, which 
is not true ; nor is it true, as stated, that Halleck's closing years were chilled by pov- 
erty and neglect. He misspells Ballantyne and Bozzaris, and says that "Fanny" 
appeared in 1820. It was published the year previous. He speaks of a monument 
in the Central Park. There is a monument over the poet's grave at Guilford, and a 
statue in the park. The professor makes the surprising statement that " Marco Boz- 
zaris " was not written in 184S, when Lowell's "Table for the Critics" appeared, 
whereas it was published in the N'e-wYo}k Review in June, 1825 ! The spirited poem 
was composed soon after the death of its subject, in 1823. It is a curious circum- 
stance that in this volume the name of Halleck's biographer, to whom Guilford is 
indebted for the noble granite obelisk that marks the grave of her most distinguished 
son, is not once mentioned. 

The Story of an Old Farm; or, Life in New Jersey in the Eighteenth 
Century. By Andrew D. Mel'lick, Jr. With a Genealogical Appendix. 8vo, 
cioth, pp. 743, Somerville, New Jersey. Price, $5. 

The text of this handsome and portly volume, written and published by Mr. Mel- 
lick, of Plain field, is based to a large extent on manuscripts and records not before 
printed. Much that is new is told of early German emigration to the American col- 
onies, and of the founding of the Lutheran Church in this country. The author has 
successfully defended the character and conduct of the so-called " Hessian" regi- 
ments, and he has rendered justice to the New Jersey loyalists, many of whom were 
among her best citizens. Many charming pictures are given of New Jersey colonial 
life, and of the revolutionary period. The genealogy contains a very full record of 
the Moelich — Malick — Melick — Mellick — family, following five ancestral streams, 
flowing from five different German emigrants, Moelich. While the posterity of these 
five different emigrants are lo be found mainly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, rep- 
resentatives of the different lines are distributed in almost all the United States and 
Territories. Care has been taken to obtain and give in this genealogical record the 
Post-Office address of each living descendant bearing the family name ; also those 
emanating from daughters who lost their names by marriage. Thus have been intro- 
duced and traced, in each instance for at least three generations, numerous other and 
important family lines. The value of this volume, which should be in the library of 
every Jerseyman, is enhanced by a carefully prepared and complete index of nearly 
three thousand titles. j. g. w. 

Hlstory of Utah. By Herbert Howe Bancroft. 1540-1887. San Francisco : 
The History Company. 8vo, pp. xlvii -1- 808. 

The history of Utah is mainly a history of Mormonism. It is this fact that gives 
point to the surprising declaration of the author of this portly volume, in the preface, 
that " the story of Mormonism, therefore, beginning with chapter iii., as told in the 
text, is from the Mormon standpoint, and based entirely on Mormon authorities ; 
while in the notes, and running side by side with the subject matter in the text, I give 
in full all anti-Mormon arguments and counter-statements." In defence of this 
method Mr. Bancroft adds : "In following this plan I only apply to the history of 
Utah the same principles employed in all my historical efforts, namely, to give all the 
facts on every side pertinent to the subject." Notwithstanding this plan the author 
appears to have adopted the position of a Mormon who makes the best defence possi- 
ble for his associates, and praises their leaders as saints and martyrs. The work may 
be commended for its maps, its admirable bibliography, and its exhaustive index, but 
certainly not as a fair and impartial history of Mormonism. j. G. w. 

1890.] Book Notices. gi^ 

Lion Gardiner and His Descendants ; with illustrations. Edited with notes 
critical and illustrative by Curtiss C. Gardiner. St. Louis : A. Whipple, 8vo, pp. 
XXV + 170. 

This exceedingly handsome volume covers a period of three hundred years — 1599- 
1900 — and consibts of two parts, biographical and genealogical. Its compilation has 
evidently been a labor of love, as was the author's previous work concerning his 
famous ancestor, which appeared some years ago, entitled " The Papers and Biog- 
raphy of Lion Gardiner," and which was limited to one hundred copies. The value 
of this beautifully illustrated volume is greatly enhanced by a full and exhaustive 
index, and should commend itself to a wide circle of readers beyond those related to 
" The brave and gallant Gardiner." There are in addition to numerous illustrations 
of his arms, signature, seal, monument, etc., interesting fac-similes of letters to Gov. 
John Winihrop, Jr., and of the original draft of the Indian deed of Gardiner's Island. 

J. G. w. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Richard Mann, of Scituate, Mass. 
Preceded by English Family Records and an account of the Wrentham, Roheboth, 
Boston, Lexington, Virginia, and other branches of the Manns who settled in this 
country. By George S. Mann. 8vo, pp. 251. Boston : David Clapp & Son, 1884. 

This is a very satisfactory and well-executed genealogy of a family of whom per- 
haps the most important member was Horace Mann, with whose life, published in 
1865, from the pen of his widow, many readers of the Record are familiar. 
The value of the volume is enhanced by a number of excellent steel portraits, includ- 
ing one of the author, and a good index. When last in England the writer of this 
notice saw a quaint and interesting memorial on brass of Edward Man, erected in 
1622 by his widow, Eleanor : 

'■ This marchant Man purchast a Jewell rare 
When to gain Christ (God and Man) he took care." 

J. G, W. 

The Op Dyck Genealogy. — Containing the Opdyck, Opdycke, Opdyke, Up- 
dike, American Descendants of the Wesel and Holland Families. By Charles 
Wilson Opdyke. With an investigation into their Op Dyck Ancestors in Europe, 
by Leonard Eckstein Opdycke, pp. xl, 499. Albany : Weed, Parsons & Co., 1889. 

This handsome and sumptuously illustrated octavo volume, printed at the ex- 
pense of three members of the family, comes to us beautifully bound in half morocco. 
It contains numerous family charts, maps, fac-similes of signatures, seals, and wills, 
views of towns, churches, and tombstones, and more than one hundred and sixty-four 
well-executed portraits, including one of General Emerson Opdyke, a gallant soldier 
of the late war. The volume also includes a very full and exhaustive index. From 
the brief examination that we have had leisure to give the Op Dyck Genealogy, it 
appears to be most carefully cftmpiled, and the mechanical part of the volume to 
be a model for similar family histories. J- '^- ^^ • 

James G. Birney and His Times.— The Genesis of the Republican Party, with 
some account of Abolition movements in the South before 1828, by William Birney, 
ex-brevet Major-General United States Volunteers. i2mo, pages xii, 443- New 
York, Appleton & Co., 1890. . • 1 • r 

This is a well-written work containing much exceedingly valuable historical infor- 
mation which cannot fail to be of service to the student who is studying the anti- 
slavery period of American history, which it covers from about 1825 to i857-^ The 
biographical portion of the volume, although from the pen of the patriot Birney s sec- 
ond son, seems to be fairly and impartially set forth, and contains much nevy matter 
now appearing for the first time. Like all of the Appletons' publications, "James 
G. Birney and his Times'" can be commended for its clear type, good paper, and 
attractive binding. J- ^* ^^ • 

Lost Chapters Recovered from the Early History of American Meth- 
odism. By J. B. Wakeley, D.D. New York: Wilbur B. Ketcham. 8vo, pp. 
viii + 635. 

This is a republication of a work which first appeared in 1858, and any extended 
notice is consequently unnecessary. It is somewhat enlarged, and contains a very in- 
teresting memoir of 'the author by Rev. William E. Ketcham. It is based upon an 
old and'long-lost record of the earlv history of the John Street Methodist church, in this 
city, and is written in the naive and earnest style of Dr. Wakeley, who was one ot the 

q5 Donations to the Library. [April, 

lights of Methodism in this country. It should be in the library of every follower of 
that sect of the Christian religion. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Olney. By James H. Olney. 
8vo, pp. 293. Providence, 1889. 

This is another valuable contribution to the genealogical record of New England 
families. It is a handsome octavo volume of 293 pages, illustrated with portraits and 
fac-simile signatures, giving, apparently very fully and completely, the descendants of 
Thomas Olney, one of the original proprietors of Providence, R. I., who came from 
England in 1635. 


Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. Journals of the Convention Diocese of New York, for 
1885-87 — Addresses Delivered on the Death of Philip l,indsley. Nashville, Tenn., 
1855 — To the Memory of Hon. William Willis, LL.D., by Charles Henry Hart. 
Philadelphia, 1870 — 'Ihe Causes of the American Revolution, by Hampton L. 
Carson. Philadelphia, 18S6 — Memoir of Ralph Haskins, by David G. Haskins, 
Jr. Cambridge, Mass., 1S81 — Biographical Sketch of Rev. S. H. McCoUester — 
Memoir of Hon. Charles A. Mann, of Utica. Boston, 1884 — Memofr of Hon. 
Amasa Walker, LL.D., by Francis A. Walker. Boston, 1888 — Sketch of Hamil- 
ton Harris, by L. B. Procter. Albany, 1886 — Memorial of Joseph Plumb, by 
Sylvester Cowles. Boston, 1888 — Life and Services of Rev. Henry P. Tappan, 
D.D., LL.D., by Prof. Henry S. Frieze, LL.D. 1882 — Inaugural ion of Rev. 
Wm. C. Roberts, D.D., LL.D., as President of Lake Forest University. Chi- 
cago, 1887 — Life and Services of Gen. Otho H. Williams, by Osmond Tiffany. 
Baltimore, 1851 — Sketch of the Worthington and Plaskitt Families. Baltimore, 
1886 — Memorial of the late Wm. A. Stearns, by Prof Wm. S. Tyler. Spring- 
field, Mass., 1877 — United States Year Book, 1885. New York, 1885 — Memorial 
Proceedings of the Herkimer County Bar. Little Falls, N. Y., 1885 — Memorials of 
the Ward Family. Rochester, N. Y., 1886 — Year Books of St. James' Church, for 
1888-89— Year Book of St. Thomas' Parish, i88g. New York Centennial Cele- 
^' bration of the Inauguration of George Washington, by Clarence W. Bowen, i88g. 

Carroll D. Wright. Report on the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and 
Counties, by the donor. Boston, Mass., 1889 — Second Report on the Public Rec- 
ord of Parishes, Towns, and Counties, by Robert T. Swan. Boston, Mass., 1890. 

The Bureau of Education. Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1887- 
1888. Washington, D. C, 1S89 — Proceedings of the National Educ; tio.ial Associa- 
tion, Washington, D. C, 1889 — Indian Education, by Gen. T. J. Morgan. Wash- 
ington, D. C. , T890. • 

Ellsworth Eliot, M. D. Proceedings of the 250th Anniversary of Guilford, Conn. 
New Haven, 1889 — History of Wallingford and Meriden, Conn., by Charles H. 
S. Davis, M.D. Meriden, Conn., 1S70. 

RUFUS King. Memoir of Brig. -Gen. Anthony W. White, by Anna M. W. W^ood- 
huU, 1882 — Lady Huntingdon and Her Friends, by Mrs. Helen C. Knight. New 
York, 1853. 

Rev. Talbot W. Chambers, LL.D. Commemoration of Fifty Years' Service, by 
Rev. Thomas Vermilye, LL.D. New York, 1889. 

Rev. Beverley R. Betts. In Memoriam, Rev. Caleb Clapp, M. A., by Rev. 
Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. New York, 1878. 

Frederick H. Betts. Thomas Betts and His Descendants, by C. Wyllys Betts. 
New York, 1888. 

George R. Howell. Descendants of Thomas Hale, by the late Robert S. Hale, 
LL.D. Albany, N. Y., 1889. 

Henry G. de Forest. Histoire de Cambray et du Cambresis, II Vol., by Jean 
le Carpeniier. Aleide, 1664. 

Stuart T. Terry. Address Delivered before the Suffolk County Historical Society, 
by the Hon. H. P. Hedges. Sag Harbor, 1889. 

Charles W. Darling. Biographical Sketch of the Donor. New York, 1890. 

The New York Historical Society. The Uses of History, by Rev. John Hall, 
D.D. New York, 1889. 

F. C. Johnson. Record Almanac of Wilkesbarre, Penn. Wilkesbarre, I'enn., 189O. 

1 890. J Obituary. 


Edward Hooker. Photograph of Andrew Willet, father of the first mayor of New 

York City. 
Edmund D. Halsey. Sketch of Colonel Joseph Jackson, of Rockaway, N. J., by 

a Grandson. Trenton, N. J. 
Annie F. Richards. The Descendants of William White, of Haverhill, by Annie 

F. Richards. Boston, iSSg. 
Wisconsin Historical Society. Proceedings of the Society. Madison, Wis., 1890. 
Frederick Tuckerman. Thomas Cooper, of Boston, and His Descendants, by 

Frederick Tuckerman. Boston, i8go. 
Maurice Tripet. LTllustration National Suisse. Neuchatel, Suisse, iSgo. 
Mrs. Catherine R. Baetjer. Dutch picture of Peter Stuyvesant and others. 
Dr. Balch. The Balch Family Chart. 

Mrs. Morris P. Ferris. Two blank Ferris Genealogical Charts. 
(jERRIT H. Van Wagenen. History of Dutchess County, N. Y., 1683-1882. by 

James H. Smith. Syracuse, N. Y., 1882. 
Joseph O. Brown. The Gentleman's Magazine, from 1752 to 1S25, by Sylvanus 

Urban. London. 144 vols. 
Thomas G. Evans. Annual Reports of the Bar Associations of New York City 

from 1882 to r88g — Register of the Lehigh University, 1883-89. 
Harvard University. Catalogues of Harvard University for 1885 and 1890. 
Misses E. and K. Whittemore. History of Orange County, N. Y., by S. W. 

Eager. Newburgh, 1S47. 
The Department of Agriculture. Report on Canadian Archives, by Douglas 

Brymner, Archivist. Ottawa, 1S90. 


James Renwick Gibson, Jr., one of the most active members of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical .Society, died at his residence in this city on Tuesday 
evening, March 4th, i8go, and was buried the following Thursday in the Sleepy Hol- 
low Cemetery, at Tarrytown. He was born at No. 4 Albion Place, New York, on the 
22d of October, 1833, and was, therefore, at the time of his death in the fifty-seventh 
year of his age. His grandfather, James Gibson, was a native of .Scotland, and mar- 
ried Jean Morrison, of Orange County, N. Y., who was connected with the Dennis- 
tons, and through them related to Gov. George Clinton, with whom he was also 
connected through his mother's family. He was the son of James Renwick Gibson, a 
volunteer of the war of 1812, a native of this city, who died March 26th, i8go. at the 
age of g8 years. His mother was Catharine Van Keuren, also born in this city, and 
a direct descendant of the Van Bommels, Delamaters, Ten Eycks, and DeWitts. 
Matthys Jansen Van Keulen (now Van Keuren), her proto-ancestor in this country, 
held a patent for about lOO acres near Kingsbridge, on the upper end of Manhattan 
Island, in 1646. He subsequently resided at Albany, and forfeited the land through 
non-residency. It was confirmed to his heirs, however, in 1700, and was afterwards 
revoked and became the property of the Dyckmans. 

Mr. Gibson, after finishing his education in this city, engaged in business with 
his father, the senior member of the firm of Gibson & Case, on Front street. After 
remaining here for a time, he travelled abroad in company with Mr. Hastings Grant, 
then librarian of the Mercantile Library, of New York, and, for a short period. 
Comptroller under Mayor Edson. " He visited most of the great libraries of the Old 
World, and cultivated a naturally keen literary taste, the exercise of which was a 
source of great pleasure to him in after years." In the early period of his life Mr. 
Gibson became interested in early English literature, especially the productions of 
the poets, dramatists, essayists, and some of the quaint religious writers, among whom 
he was especially fond of Jeremy Taylor, who with Herbert and old Isaac Walton 
were favorites who could not be displaced even by the exacting requirements of gene- 
alogical research, which became the object of such an absorbing enthusiasm in his 
later life. He first became interested in genealogical studies about 1881, in connec- 
tion with the completion and publication of the genealogy of the Lathrop family, of 
which Mrs. Gibson was a member. In his search for facts for this work he visited old 
Barnstable, Mass., and there became a member of the Cape Cod Historical Society, 
which at that time {1882) was in its infancy. After the publication of the Lathrop 


Officers and Commtllees for 1890. 

[April, 1890. 

genealogy Mr. Gibson commenced to collect material for a complete genealogy of his 
mother's Vamily, the Jansen-Van Keuren. and at the time of his death this work was 
nearly completed. He also had in preparation a valuable genealogical paper on that 
branch of the Tappen family from which the wife of Gov. George Clinton was de- 
scended. Among his manuscripts are also full memoranda of the various branches of 
the Van Steenburg family, all of which are descended from a daughter of his first 
maternal ancestor in this country, Matthys Jansen Van Keulen (Van Keuren). For 
many years Mr. Gibson has contributed valuable genealogical and historical matter to 
the public press, much of which, owing to its anonymous character, it is now impossi- 
ble to identify. After the "Journals of Officers in Sullivan's Expedition against the 
Indians" had been published by the State, several years ago. Mr. Gibson discovered 
another relating to that movement — that of Capt. Tjerck Beekman, a cousin of his 
mother. It was in poor condition, and required much labor to decipher and copy ac- 
curately. He accomplished this work, however, and it was published in the Maga- 
zine OF American History. He also annotated and published in the Record the 
old " Mess Account " of the same officer, as well as a valuable paper on " Some Rec- 
ords of the Beekman Family." He spent much time in studying the original records 
of some of our older churches, and transcribed several of them with his own hand — 
namely, those of Ueerpark, Cortlandtown, Goodwill (Orange Co.), New Hamburgh, 
and Fishkill. 

Mr. Gibson became a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society in 1886, and from that time until his death, in both an official and private 
capacity, labored for the promotion of its interests. He was also a Corresponding 
Member of the " Minisink Valley Historical Society," and a member of the " Sons of 
ihe Revolution." In 1868 he began ihe real-estate business at 77 Cedar street, and 
remained a tenant of that building until the time of his death, one of his early office 
associates there being Robert Maclay, now President of the Knickerbocker Ice Com- 
pany. On the 26th of September, i860, he married Mary C. daughter of the late 
Dwight Lathrop, junior member of the dry-goods house of F. S. & D. Lathrop, a 
well-lvnown firm of this city forty years ago. Mr. Gibson left one son, Robert Ren- 
wick Gibson, of this city. 


President, . . . . 
First Vice-President, . 
Second Vice-President, 
Recording Secretary, 
Corresponding Secretary, 

Librarian, . . . . 
Registrar of Pedigrees, 









Executive Cotnmittce. 
Dr. Ellsworth Eliot. Mr. Edward Trenchard. 

Mr. Gerritt H. Van Wagenen. Mr. William P. Ketcham. 

Public a tion Com m it tee. 
Rev. Beverley R. Betts. Mr. Edv^'ard F. De Lancey. 

Dr. Samuel S. Purple. Mr. William P. Robinson. 

Mr. Thomas G. Evans. 

Covimittce on Biographical Bibliography. 
Mr. Charles B. Moore. Mr. Theophylact B. Bleecker, Jr. 

Mr. Henry T. Drowne. 



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Vol. XXI. NEW YORK, JULY, 1890. No. 3. 

II, 1890.* 

By William Henry Lee. 

To do full justice to the memory of men, of even the past century, 
although distinguished and honored in their day, is often a work of 
much difficulty and sometimes an impossibility. The student of 
American history, in Revolutionary times, is often disappointed at the few 
and imperfect materials he is able to find^ when searching for details in 
the life of some of the foremost patriots and bravest soldiers of those 
days. To search official army records is ordinarily in vain, for these 
consist, almost exclusively, of what the necessities of the service require, 
and rarely concern themselves in the events of individual history. The 
few public journals then published, with their comparatively insignificant 
means of securing intelligence of passing events, seem to have regarded 
brevity, in giving even the meagre news they were able to collect, as a 
capital virtue, and they chronicled, in the fewest words possible, their 
accounts, both of men and events — so' that, with the exception of private 
letters, which by chance may have been preserved — a few diaries of 
officers, who were considerate enough to keep them and which are acces- 
sible, and here and there a few vague, floating traditions, scarcely any 
sources of information exist which afford materials for reliable biogra- 
phies of some of the worthiest and most heroic actors in the scenes of 
our Revolutionary War. The author has never so fully realized these diffi- 
culties as he has in attempting to present, in chronological order, a 
biography of Major-General John Paterson, of the Revolutionary Army. 
Some time since there fell into the hands of the writer a package of old 
manuscripts and family letters, chiefly of the last century ; and on ex- 
amination, they were found to contain just enough relating to the life 
and character of this eminent citizen and soldier to create an earnest 
desire, and inspire a strong purpose to know more, if possible, of one 
who, from the opening to the close of the war, seemed to have acted a 

* The author takes pleasure in making acknowledgments to Messrs. E. B. Andrews, 
David N. Camp, D. W. Patterson, and to General J. G. Wilson for valuable sug- 
gestions contributed to this address. 

lOO Address on the Life of Major-General John Paierson. [Jul}', 

patriotic, brave, and noble part, and who, in time of peace, had also 
filled with honor positions of high responsibility in the State. Very 
little appeared to be known of him by the living, and records of his life, 
both written and printed, were meagre and unsatisfactory ; and it is only 
after long, laborious, and often discouraging inquiries and researches, 
that he is able to present this imperfect sketch which he now has the 
honor to offer to this Society. 

General John Paterson was born, a.d. 1743, in the town of Farming- 
ton, Connecticut. The particular locality of his birth was in that part 
of the original Farmington which is now the city of New Britain. His 
parents were John and Ruth (Bird) Paterson, and his grandparents 
were James and Mary (Talcott) Paterson, of Wethersfield. Mrs, Mary 
Talcott was the widow of a cousin of Joseph Talcott, governor of the 
colony. James is the first of the name of Paterson found in the annals 
of the town. He was of Scotch parentage, and emigrated to America 
during the latter part of the seventeenth century. The place and precise 
date of his birth, the reasons that impelled him to emigrate, and who were 
his associate emigrants, if he had any, are to us unknown ; but, in the 
absence of anything authentic as to his reasons for leaving his native land, 
it may, perhaps, be fairly inferred, as his emigration was during or 
in close connection with that eventful period of history, the Rebellion of 
1685-88, when so many of that people found refuge in the Con- 
necticut and other American colonies from the cruel wars and des- 
potism ot James H.', that it was to escape the oppressions of that time, 
James Paterson left his native land to find a home in New England, 
rhe Patersons, both of Ireland and of England, were of Scotch de- 
scent, and were noted for their thrift and enterprise, their probity and 
honor in all the relations of life, and were a family of much consider- 
ation in the seventeenth century. 

One of the name, William Paterson, born in 1658 in Dumfries- 
shire, Scotland, a contemporary of James, the first settler of the name, 
who, like James, was bred in the faith of the Covenanters, fled to America 
to escape the persecutions of Charles H. in the religious wars of that 
period, and their emigration must have been about the same time ; to 
wit, the latter part of the seventeenth century. This William was the 
prime mover in what was then known as "The Darien Scheme," and, re- 
turning to England, settled in London and became a prosperous mer- 
chant and one of the active founders and first directors of the Bank of 
England. We note the particulars of this emigrant in the body of our 
narrative, without claiming him as one of the family of James, for there 
can be nothing accepted in genealogy as final not susceptible of proof. 
Future developments may solve the query as to whether they have the 
same family origin. 

In religious faith the family were Calvinists, and were well established 
in the tenets of the Scotch Presbyterian Church. About the year 1740 
two brothers, William and Edward Paterson, with a sister Anna, came 
from the Province of Ulster and joined James in this colony. They may 
have been, and probably were, collateral relatives of the first settler ; they, 
at all events, were all known in the settlement as of one family : William 
had his home, and owned a farm on the same street, in what is now New 
Britain, with Major John Paterson, the father of General John Paterson 
— the special subject of this sketch — who was a grandson of James, the 

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first of the Paterson colonists. These brothers brought with them the 
knowledge of a trade which proved a practical industry of great impor- 
tance to the material interests of the State and of the country. After 
the death of King George I., in 1727, the wise counsels of William Pitt 
the elder, and prime minister, prevailed, and great encouragement was 
given to new inventions in machinery and to labor-saving methods of 
production ; and, as a result, the resources and commercial prosperity 
of the kingdom were rapidly developed and advanced. Among the 
inventions and imiprovements in machinery at that time, none proved 
more useful in giving prosperity, both domestic and commercial, to the 
United Kingdom, than the process of rolling metal, especially iron, into 
sheets or plates of any thickness desired, thereby superseding the com- 
paratively slow, tedious, and costly process of flattening metal into plates 
by the tilt-hammer. The product of this new rolling process soon 
became an important article of export and a large source of revenue to 
the British Government. These plates of iron, both in their natural 
state and when coated with tin from the mines of Cornwall, were manu- 
factured into useful wares of various forms and for various purposes, and 
had come to be regarded as essential requisites of household economy 
throughout the kingdom. This manufacture had never been introduced 
into the American colonies. The established policy of England toward 
these colonies forbade it. That policy was, to discourage all manu- 
factures that could by any probability come into competition with their 
manufacturing interests at home, and to encourage those industries only 
which should contribute to her carrying trade and her shipping interests, 
and increase the market for those products of her home manufactures. 

Among the Acts of Parliament passed for this purpose, some of 
which were of a very stringent and oppressive character, was one enacted 
in 1750 forbidding the erection, in any of the British-American colonies, 
of mills or engines for the slitting or rolling of iron and other metals 
into sheets or plates ; also forbidding the erection of forges to work the 
"tilt-hammer," for the flattening of metals into sheets. Prior to the 
enactment of this law, the Patersons had commenced in Berlin, now 
New Britain, the importation of these tin plates, on a small scale, and 
the manufacture of them into tin-wares of various kinds. This was 
an entirely 7iew industry in America, first introduced by members of the 
Paterson family — small in its beginning, but destined to grow into an 
importance and usefulness that can scarcely be estimated. The impor- 
tation of tin sheets by the Patersons was at first through the port of 
Boston, as were nearly all imports for the Eastern colonies. From Boston 
the sheets were brought in saddle-bags, on horses, to this colony, and 
manufactured by the Patersons, at first into small articles, as pepper- 
boxes, cups of various sizes, dippers, small plates, etc., and after- 
ward into larger articles valuable for dairy and other uses, as tin 
pans, pails, wash-pans, tin ovens, and a hundred other articles which 
soon came to be regarded as necessities in every household that could 
afford to substitute the bright, shining utensils for the coarse iron 
and pewter articles and wooden-wares that had been in general use 
among the people from the earliest settlement of these colonies. This 
manufacture of tin, for a time carried on exclusively by the Patersons, 
was afterward extended to other towns in the vicinity of New Britain 
and throughout the State, and to other States, until it has become one 

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of the most widely extended and useful branches of American indsutry 
and trade, 

Mrs. Emma Willard, the well-known author and teacher, was a 
native of Berlin, and in a poetic tale of New England's middle age thus 
refers to the first introduction of tin : 

" When cake went round, and other matters, 
Handed on well scoured pewter platters. 
Well shone his laughing teeth on black 
The Ensign's Negro, good old Jack, 
Borrowed at need — the only waiter, 
Save Norton's Tom — who brought forth — platter ! 
Oh, what's that lordly dish so rare, 
That glitters forth in splendor's glare? 
Tell us, Miss Norton, is it silver? 
Is it from China, or Brazil, or — 
Thus all together on they ran ; 
Quoth the good dame — ' Tis a Tin Pan, 
The first made in the Colony, 
The maker Paterson's just by. 
From Ireland in the last ship o'er. 
You all can buy, for he'll make more."' 

The establishment of this new manufacture by the Patersons, it is 
believed, was the first effort at the systematic fabrication of metals in this 
colony, and gave the first impulse in a line of enterprise which has 
resulted in the successful prosecution of those wonderful industries that 
have made New Britain, Meriden, and Waterbury, and a score of other 
towns so prosperous, in the production of almost everything which 
human ingenuity and skill can furnish for the comfort and convenience 
of man. With the new inventions of machinery and the successive im- 
provements in methods of production, Connecticut has become one of 
the great manufacturing centres of the world — and the co7nmencement of 
its remarkable career in this line may be found, we think, in the intro- 
duction by the Patersons, in New Britain, of the manufacture of tin-ware. 
Whether they were at all interfered with in this interest, by the enforce- 
ment of the English law against manufacturing in the American colonies, 
we have no knowledge ; but when the war for our national independende 
was inaugurated, and embargoes were laid on our foreign commerce, we 
know that their business was for a time in a good measure paralyzed ; 
but with the restoration of peace it was resumed, with increased capital 
and enlarged facilities, and the family became highly prosperous and of 
honorable consideration in the State, The name is entitled to honorable 
remembrance by every son of Connecticut, as identified with the com- 
mencement of a class of industries, within the limits of the State, which 
has given it a material prosperity almost unprecedented. 

We will now resume the history of that branch of the Paterson family 
to which General John Paterson, the special subject of this sketch, 
immediately belonged. The father of General Paterson was Major 
John Paterson, the son of James Paterson, of Wethersfield, and he 
was born a.d. 1708. He was liberally educated for the time, and 
was regarded as a young man of fine powers and excellent character. 
Having evinced a disposition for military life, he was permitted to follow 
his inclinations, and early received a subaltern's commission in the 
5th company of the trained band of Farmington, and subsequently a 
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soldierly qualities were so apparent that, when the French and Indian 
War was imminent, he was given a captain's commission, and commanded 
in the British Army of the Colonies, under General Wolfe, and rendered 
brave and valuable service in resisting the encroachments of the enemy 
on our northern boundary. From 1746 to 1762 he was active in the 
military service of the crown, in full sympathy with the loyalty of his 
colony, in maintaining its supremacy in the American provinces, and 
distinguished, personally, for his bravery, his high sense of honor, his 
superior knowledge of military tactics, and his skill in commanding men. 
The conquest of Canada, and its submission to the British Government 
in 1760, did not restore peace between the English and French nations ; 
war still raged between them with unabated rigor, and in 1761 an army, 
consisting of most of the British regulars that were on this continent, 
with a body of provincial troops, embarked for the conquest of Mar- 
tinique and all the French islands in the Caribbean Sea. The rela- 
tions of Spain and England being at that time hostile, the English, 
having taken the French Wiest Indian islands, resolved to strike a blow 
at the Spanish West Indian possessions, and the British army, under 
Lord Albemarle, was joined by a body of armed provincial troops, 
consisting of 500 men from New Jersey, 300 from New York, and 1,000 
from Connecticut — all under command of Major-General Lyman. 
Captain John Paterson, soon after major, was ordered on this expedition, 
and commanded 100 picked men, mostly from Farmington and Wethers- 
field. The first and principal place of attack was Havana, on the 
Island of Cuba. The expedition was successful, and Havana, with all 
its shipping and military stores, was reduced to the dominion of the 
British Crown ; but to a large proportion of the provincial troops the 
climate proved sadly fatal. Of the 1,000 brave men who sailed from 
Connecticut, and aided in this conquest, not one-half ever returned to 
lay their bones in their native soil. Major Paterson, with half of his 
command, fell victims to the yellow fever. On the 5th of September, 
1762, he died, honorably serving the government to which he owed 
allegiance. Thus ended the memorable French War, extending over a 
period of eight years of suffering for the people of Connecticut, and 
some of the other colonies, which will never be fully recorded. No 
colony, in proportion to its numbers, had furnished so many men for the 
king's service as Connecticut ; and out of her own treasury she had paid 
a sum far surpassing, according to her wealth, that of any other 
American colony. 

At the time of the sad death of Major Paterson in the West Indies, 
his only son and namesake, John, was just completing his studies at Yale 
College, at the age of nineteen. Being the only son of the family, grave 
responsibilities were now to devolve upon him, which contributed no 
doubt to the earlier and fuller development of those traits of character 
which distinguished him in subsequent life, and made him the thought- 
ful man, the wise counsellor, the faithful father and the true and honored 
soldier. He commenced his active and responsible life by teaching 
school and at the same time pursuing the study of law to prepare himself 
for the profession of his choice. In due time he was admitted to the bar 
of Connecticut, and entered on the practice of his profession, with bright 
hopes and an honorable ambition, his friends predicting for him a success- 
ful career. On the 2d of June, 1766, he was married to Elizabeth, the 

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only child of Deacon Josiah Lee, of one of the oldest and most prominent 
families of the town, and an intimate friend of the Paterson family. 
According to distinct and unquestioned traditions, the bride was a lady 
of superior mental endowments, and adorned with attractive personal 
charms, and in all respects was admirably fitted to stimulate and give 
success to the noble ambition of the young barrister. This intermarriage 
between these two families, was a social event of much interest. It was 
solemnized by the Reverend John Smalley, D.D., in the presence of a 
large and distinguished company of guests assembled at the residence of 
the bride's father, one of the substantial and spacious mansions of the 
time, still standing in the eastern part of New Britain. Mr. Paterson 
continued his residence and his legal practice in that town, until 1774, 
when he removed with his family and father-in-law, to Lenox, Berkshire 
County, Massachusetts, believing that a wider and more promising field 
was there open for his professional efforts and advancement. Very soon 
after his settlement in Lenox, he was appointed an Assessor of the town, 
and one of its Selectmen, and through the entire period of his residence 
in Massachusetts, commanded the highest confidence of his fellow citizens, 
and was kept by them continually in positions of important trust and 
responsibility. But new scenes were now opening before him, and graver 
responsibilities were soon to rest upon him. Already, when he removed 
to Massachusetts, the hour of the American Revolution was rapidly, 
though to many, unconsciously approaching. The Act of Parliament, 
imposing a tax on all teas imported into the American Colonies — the 
throwing overboard of the three cargoes of tea in Boston harbor — the 
passage of the "Boston Port Bill," and the Act " Regulating the Province 
of the Bay of Massachusetts, " which had abrogated the laws and changed 
th^ charter of the Province without its consent — these Acts and events 
had all transpired, and had brought the people of the Province and the 
provi-ncial authorities into bitter hostility towards the English throne. 
This feeling was becoming general and was rapidly deepening. The other 
colonies had declared their sympathy with Massachusetts and their purpose 
to sustain her, in resisting the usurpations of the throne and the injustice 
of Parliament. Nowhere was this feeling and purpose more generally or 
emphatically declared, than in Berkshire County and throughout western 
Massachusetts. As early as July, of the first year of Mr. Paterson's 
residence in Lenox, he was sent as one of the delegates from that town to 
a convention of deputies from the several towns of the county, held in 
Stockbridge in the same county, for the purpose of consultation regarding 
public affairs, and to take such action concerning them as wisdom and 
patriotism should dictate. " The Solemn League and Covenant" which 
had been already adopted in Boston and in other towns of the colony and 
in other colonies, and which was designed to prevent the consumption 
by the colonists of articles imported from Great Britain, was here 
presented, discussed, and adopted, and measures taken to secure to it the 
signatures of citizens throughout the county. All the proceedings of this 
convention were of a most decided and patriotic character, and showed 
even at that early day, a determined purpose to resist, at all hazards and 
by every means in their power, all illegal, unjust acts of the British Crown 
and Parliament towards the American Colonies. * On the ist of September 

* The solemn league and covenant adopted (by the Berkshire Convention, July 6, 
1774) was signed by one hundred and ten citizens of Lenox, July 14, 1774. The 

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of the same year, 1774, the royal Governor Gage, of the "Massachusetts 
Bay Colony," issued his precept to the several towns of the colony, to send 
their representatives to "The General Court," to be convened at Salem, 
on the 5th of October, but before October came in, the Governor, incensed 
at the instructions given by the people of Boston and of many other towns 
in the colony, to representatives they had chosen to the " General Court, " 
issued a revocation of his precept calling together that body. This act of 
the Governor, was in direct violation of the rights and established custom 
of the colony under its charter, and was interpreted as a menace to the 
people, and greatly intensified the bitter feeling already existing against 
the Governor and the throne he represented; it also brought large 
accessions to the ranks of those who were in favor of firm resistance to the 
further exercise of the royal power in derogation of the privileges and 
prerogatives of the colony. Already the towns had elected their representa- 
tives to the " General Court," and, in accordance with the recommendation 
of the Governor in his precept, had elected some of "the best and ablest 
of the colony." The towns decided that their chosen representatives 
should repair to Salem notwithstanding the Governor's revocation. John 
Paterson had been elected as the representative of Lenox, to the "General 
Court," a remarkable proof of the high estimation in which he was held, 
after a residence in the town of only a few months. Instructions were 
given him by the town, "that if the Governor, whose presence in the 
'General Court ^ was necessary to its legal organization, should refuse to 
appear, then the representatives should proceed in their deliberations, and 
find if possible, remedies for the disordered and unhappy state of the 
Province.'" Similar instructions were by other towns of the colony given 
to their representatives. The representatives assembled, the Governor 
refused to meet them and organize the Court. After waiting two days for 
his appearance, they organized sufficiently to adopt certain resolutions 
which they sent to the Governor. These resolutions were strongly con- 
demnatory of his course, and a declaration of their right to organize them- 
selves into an assembly, and to adopt immediate and rigorous measures 
for preserving the freedom and constitution of the colony. They then 
organized themselves into a "Provincial Congress." After a little time, 
they sent to the Governor by a delegation of twenty-one of their number, 
a detailed account of what they had done. The Governor replied by 
advising them "not to forget, that by their assembling, they were subvert- 
ing their charter, and were acting in direct violation of their own 
constitution " — telling them indirectly, that their acts were of a treasonable 
character, and in direct defiance of their royally appointed Governor. 
The people of the colony were now practically a democracy, and through 
their chosen representatives, exercised all the powers of an independent 
State. That the young representative from Lenox, as a member of this 
Congress met this grave emergency with wisdom and patriotic firmness, 
and commanded the respect and confidence of his fellow members in a 
very high degree, is evident from the fact that he was appointed on ten 
of its committees, and some of them, of the very highest importance ; and 
from the position he had taken and the zeal he had displayed from the 

resolutions of this Convention and the league and covenant comprised the great prin- 
ciples of the Revolution, made them familiar to the people, and they were familiar as 
household words to the men and women of that generation. Rockwell's Bistoiical 
Address, Lenox, 1876, page 22. 

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first, against the royal usurpations and parliamentary injustice under 
which the colony was suffering, we know that he was among the foremost 
and most influential for the adoption of measures of stern resistance to 
further encroachments by the British Government. This first Provincial 
Congress was dissolved on the loth of December, 1774, and one of its 
last acts was to recommend to the towns of the colony, forthwith to elect 
members to a new Congress, assigning as a reason for a new election, 
that the members of a body called upon to exercise so great powers and under 
circumstances so extraordinary, should come fresh from the people and be 
prepared to express indisputably their views and purposes — a most 
remarkable recognition to be made by men educated in the shadows of 
a throne, of the great truth, that, under God, in the people is vested the 
supreme power of the State, and that the people are capable of governing 
themselves. On the 30th of January, 1775, John Paterson was elected 
delegate to the 2d Provincial Congress, to assemble at Cambridge, on the 
I St of February following. The royal Governor refused all recognition 
of this body, which exercised supreme governmental powers, as had the 
first Congress. It continued its sessions, with brief intervals, until the 
29th of May following. During the interval between the two sessions of 
the Provincial Congress, Mr. Paterson visited various parts of the District 
he represented, addressing the people, explaining the critical relations of 
the colony to the Home Government and Parliament, making known 
the unpublished views of the members of the ist Congress, as to the 
probability of open hostility with the Home Government, portraying the 
wrongs already inflicted upon the colony, and the necessit}', if they 
would maintain their charter rights, and honor their manhood, of prepar- 
ing themselves for the struggle which he believed was near at hand. His 
efforts had influence with the people, and a determination to resist at all 
hazards, further assaults on their rights and privileges as colonists, was 
more openly, boldly and universally declared. Mr. Paterson, proving 
his own belief in the representations he had made, during this time began 
efforts to raise a regiment of "Minute Men," for the defence of the 
colony. Lenox and other towns, following his advice, made provision 
for the purchase of arms and ammunition for the companies that were 
raised in those towns respectively. While Mr. Paterson was attending the 
sessions of the second Provincial Congress, under the arrangements he 
had made, the recruiting for his regiment went on, and in the May 
following, its numbers were sufficient to entitle it to complete organiza- 
tion. The regiment chose unanimously John Paterson as its colonel, 
who was commissioned by the "Colonial Committee of Safety," May 
27th 1775. The regiment was composed of 5 companies from Berk- 
shire, 4 from other parts of Massachusetts and one from the State of New 
York. It was fully equipped, well drilled and brought into a fine state 
of discipline for active service, so that when the news of the assault at 
Lexington by the British troops, and the brief, but bloody encounter at 
the bridge of Concord reached the hills of Berkshire, this regiment of 
minute men, in eighteen hours, had assembled and were on the march 
for Cambridge and with almost incredible promptness reached that 
appointed rendezvous for colonial troops. Here the regiment was 
transferred into the continental service ; the Second Continental Congress 
having just adopted all the troops, besieging the British in Boston, who 
were willing, into its army. Col. Paterson^s Regiment enlisted into the 

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continental service for a period of eight months and before the expiration 
of that time, most of the men had enlisted for a longer term. This 
regiment, the 15th in the continental infantry service was stationed near 
Boston, and erected the first fort for the siege of that city, and by the 
express orders of General Ward, then the commanding general, thev 
manned and defended it against an attack in the rear by British troops 
during the progress of the battle of Bunker Hill. 

Ward's, Putnam's and Paterson's regiments were declared to be the 
flower of the continental army, then at Boston. The conduct of the 
15th Infantry, Col. John Paterson, on the 9th of November, 1775, in a 
successful encounter with a British force at " Lechmere's Point," (the 
regiment wading through the water neck deep in order to make the 
attack) was mentioned by General Washington in terms of very high com- 
mendation, in the General's orders of the next day. 

After the evacuation of Boston by the British troops, March 17th 
1776, Colonel Paterson was ordered with his command to New York and 
was stationed on Staten Island for the defence of that city. Soon after- 
wards the regiment was ordered to Canada to reinforce Generals Mont- 
gomery and Arnold, in their campaign for the capture of Quebec. 
Colonel Paterson's Regiment then numbered over 600 men and was in 
splendid condition for this laborious and hazardous campaign ; but be- 
fore it reached the scene of conflict, General Montgomery had fallen at 
Quebec, and Arnold under repeated disasters, had been forced to fall 
back to Montreal and soon to abandon Canada entirely. In the battle 
of ''The Cedars," fought after Col. Paterson arrived in Canada, his regi- 
ment, although it showed great valor and soldiership, lost heavily in killed 
and wounded, with seventy-nine taken prisoners.* The retreat was by 
way of Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga. Mt. Independence, an ele- 
vation opposite Ft. Ticonderoga, was then occupied by Col. Paterson 
and his command, and strongly fortified. They remained here till the 
following November, when they joined the army of General Washington 
in Pennsylvania. Although this Canada campaign by Col. Paterson and 
his command has been described by us in a few sentences, and did not 
result as was hoped, yet the regiment in its long and difficult marches 
through forests and in fording rivers and contending with northern winter 
storms, often with an empty commissariat and, after a time, but poorly 
clad, displayed unsurpassed powers of endurance, and an unquenchable 
zeal in the cause in which it had enlisted, and demonstrated its fitness for 
the mighty contest that was yet before it. After joining General Wash- 
ington, it was with him in his perilous crossing of the Delaware, and in 
the important battles of Trenton and Princeton. The magnificent gen- 
eralship of Washington, and the splendid valor of his troops in these 
engagements so surprised Lord Cornwallis, that he abandoned the purpose 
he had just before announced, to go in person to England and assure the 
Government that the colonies were substantially subdued and the rebellion 
suppressed. It was shortly after these battles also, that Frederick the 
Great sent an elegant sword to General Washington, with this address — 
"From the oldest soldier in Europe to the first General of the world." 
We have no details of the service rendered by Col. Paterson and his com- 
mand through these eventful scenes, but we have assurance that his 

* Hollister''s History of Ct., Vol. 2cl. page 225. 
f Frothingham on the Siege of Boston, page 268. 

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bravery and soldiership were distinguished ; for almost immediately after 
these victories, he was honored with the rank of brigadier-general, and 
assigned to the northern Department of the Army. Genl. Paterson was 
stationed for a time at Morristown, N. J., and from there was ordered 
to West Point on the Hudson, then deemed the most important military 
post of the American army. Later in the month of September, he was 
engaged with his command in the battle of Saratoga, under General 
Gates, which resulted in the defeat and surrender of General Burgoyne. 
The brigade of General Paterson, in the history of this battle, is 
spoken of as acting with distinguished bravery, and doing terri- 
ble execution against the enemy, when with another brigade. General 
Grover's, it was commanded by Major General Arnold in his irregular but 
heroic conduct in this battle. In 1778, General Paterson took part in 
the battle of Monmouth, N. J., with his usual bravery and success — 
indeed without further detail, from the beginning to the end of that 
immortal conflict of eight years, General Paterson was engaged in all its 
most important battles — and while written history mentions but few of 
the details of his military career, it is evident from the records we have 
and from undisputed tradition, that his soldierly qualities were of a very 
high order, and united with his glowing patriotism, superior intelligence, 
and great practical wisdom, he commanded to a very high degree, the 
admiration of the army. In 1780, the army and the country were 
astounded by the revelation of the treason of Benedict Arnold, a major- 
General of the American Army, commanding at West Point, and regarded 
as one of the bravest and most successful otficeri? in the service. At his 
own request, he had been appointed to this important command by 
Washington, who reposed in him unbounded confidence. During the 
absence of the Commanding General to meet at Wethersfield, Connecticut, 
Count Rochambeau, the Commanding General of the French troops 
then at Newport, R. I., and Chevalier Duportail the admiral of the 
French fleet, for consultation concerning their future joint movements in 
the war, the treasonable designs of Arnold were discovered by the arrest 
of Major Andre within our lines, and by the papers that were found on 
his person by his captors. Arnold escaped. Andre was held as a spy, 
and a General Court Martial was summoned by Washington for his trial. 
The most powerful influences were brought to bear upon Washington, 
both from American and English sources, to induce him to hold Andre 
as a prisoner of war and not to subject him to military trial as a spy. 
But although deeply moved in behalf of the young, brave and accom- 
plished British officer, Washington remained inflexible in his purpose, to 
honor the clear and positive demands of military law, and have the 
distinguished prisoner tried on the charge of being a spy. The Court was 
constituted with the highest regard to the fitness of its members for so 
grave a judicial responsibility. The Court was composed of six generals 
and eight colonels, embracing, as the historian Lossing says, "the very 
flower of the American Army. " I need not give the names of all the 
members of this Court. Among them we find Generals Green, Lafayette, 
Baron Steuben, and General Paterson, the last ; the youngest member of 
the Court except the Marquis de Lafayette. General Paterson was selected 
undoubtedly, not only on account of his rank and character as a soldier, 
but because of his superior knowledge of law, and his ability to apply 
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that should arise on the trial. His selection as a member of this tribunal, 
where proceedings would not only be watched with great interest in our 
own land, but severely scrutinized and strongly judged by all civilized 
governments, was another signal proof of the high estimation in which he 
was held by the commander-in-chief of the American army. General 
Paterson, from his genial disposition and agreeable manners, had inti- 
macies and friendships with some of the most renowned generals of the 
army, which were lasting as life. One of these was Kosciusko, the 
Polish patriot and accomplished soldier. These two officers made the 
Canada campaign together and their headquarters were in close proximity 
to each other at West Point, and there grew up between them a strong 
and enduring friendship. General Paterson had a negro servant, called 
"Grippy," who was a great favorite not only with his master whom he 
had faithfully served through the war, but with Kosciusko, who had long 
observed his great fidelity and usefulness. " Grip" claimed descent 
from an African prince, and held himself superior to others of his race, 
always bearing himself with a calm and dignified air, befitting his alleged 
royal lineage. When Kosciusko was about to return to Europe, General 
Paterson offered him "Grip" as a body servant, and "Grip" had con- 
sented, but when the day arrived for the General to leave, " Grip" could 
nowhere be found, and Kosciusko was forced, with deep regret, to sail 
without him, when "Grip" returned to the service and the master he 
loved. At or near the close of the war, Brigadier-General Paterson, was 
made major-general, an honor justly deserved, although he was one of 
the youngest raised to that rank, another evidence of the exalted position 
he held in the confidence and esteem of his commander-in chief, at whose 
recommendation. Congress conferred this highest rank in the army. In 
May 1783, before the disbandment of the army, and after the prelimi- 
naries of peace had been duly signed and officially announced, and while 
the officers were still at their cantonments on the Hudson, they assembled 
at the headquarters of Baron Steuben, on the east bank of that river (a 
place still pointed out as one of great historic interest), and organized 
"The Society of the Cincinnati." The Revolution having been accom- 
plished, this society was instituted as a monument of the memorable 
occasion, — and also to cherish and perpetuate the mutual feelings of 
patriotism, benevolence, and brotherly friendship created by a common 
experience of the hardships and perils encountered in achieving the 
freedom of their country, and establishing its rank among the nations of 
the earth. In the original organization of this society, and as long as he 
lived, Major-General Paterson took an active and influential part in its 
affairs. Among the original signatures to the declaration of the prin- 
ciples and purposes of "The Society of the Cincinnati," the name of John 
Paterson stands second on the list to that of George Washington. 

At the close of the war. General Paterson returned to his home at 
Lenox, Massachusetts. He was greatly honored by the people of that 
State as one of the foremost patriots of the Revolution, was invested with 
high civil office by his fellow citizens, distinguished for his public spirit 
and hospitality and admired by all, for his urbanity of manners and his 
noble qualities as a Christian gentleman. His home was a centre of pure 
and elevating social influences, where intelligence and refinement found 
strong and charming attractions in intercourse with the noble patriot and 
his accomplished wife, who presided over its elegant hospitalities with a 

I JO Address on the Life of Major-General Jolui Peterson. [July, 

grace and charm which tradition has transmitted to the present day. In 
1786, General Paterson, at the request and by the authority of the Governor 
of Massachusetts, took command of the Berkshire Co. militia, in a brief 
campaign to suppress Shay's Rebellion, a popular outbreak against cer- 
tain taxation laws, which for a time seriously threatened the peace of the 

About the year 1790, General Paterson, with a number of other 
citizens of Massachusetts, purchased a tract of 230,000 acres of land, in 
the new counties of Broome and Tioga, in the State of New York, which 
was known as "The Free Township." In the same year, the General 
removed with his family to "Lisle," in Broome County, now known as 
"Whitney's Point," and continued his residence there till his death, July 
19th, 1808. Scarcely was he settled in his new home before he was called 
into public life. In addition to several local offices which he filled, he 
was for four years elected a member of the New York General Assembly, 
and was a member of the New York Constitutional Convention in the 
year 1801, and was prominent and influential in its deliberations. He 
was also elected for two terms, a member of the 8th U. S. Congress, from 
the Southern District of New York. 

When the new judicial system of the State, established by the revised 
constitution in 1801, was fully organized in Broome County, General 
Paterson was appointed Chief-Justice of the County, and held the position 
until his death. He was buried in the cemetery at Lisle, where his re- 
mains still lie. Not a monument of any kind, save a small headstone 
marks the place of his burial. Such is an outline of the life of Major- 
General Paterson. Very shortly after his death, his dwelling-house and 
office with all their contents were burned. He was a man of superior 
education and of thoughtful, systematic habits, and without doubt, had 
among his voluminous papers, records and memoranda of his eventful 
life, ample for a biography full of intense interest. But all were destroyed 
and could not be replaced by any of the living, and as his residence in 
each of the three States, among which the time of his life was divided, 
was comparatively brief, in neither of them, could memory and tradition 
be expected to supply, in any considerable degree, the place of lost recoids. 
The first thirty-one years of his life, were spent in his native State of Con- 
necticut ; the following fifteen years, including the period of the revolu- 
tion in Massachusetts, and the last eighteen years of his life, in the State 
of New York. Ex-Lt.-Gov. Julius Rockwell, of Massachusetts, in a his- 
torical address, delivered at Lenox in that State, at the Centennial Cele- 
bration, July 4th 1876, in speaking of General Paterson and his residence 
at Lenox during the Revolutionary war, says, "it was unfortunate that 
he ever changed his residence as he did, afterwards residing in the west- 
ern part of the State of New York. If he had died here, it would have 
been resolved that he was deserving of a public monument. And that 
subject is worthy of consideration now. He was among the very fore- 
most of the Revolutionary patriots and soldiers of Massachusetts." * The 
same distinguished statesman, in a letter to a gentleman to whom he 
sent a copy of his centennial oration, says, "in preparing my oration 
and examining as far as possible into the life of General Paterson, I be- 
came impressed, that he had been a most important aid and adviser to 
Washington, and was every way qualified to take the place of his chief 

*(See Minot's History — Shay's Rebellion, page 141.) 

i8go.'\ Address on the Life of Major-General John Paierson. jjj 

in case of emergency." This is very strong language, but coming delib- 
erately from so thoughtful a man, so sound and learned a jurist, and so 
able a statesman as Judge Rockwell, himself a son of Connecticut and of 
Yale, it is entitled to the highest consideration. In this connection, it is 
proper to state that Prof. Thomas Egleston of Columbia College, a grand- 
son of Gen. Paterson, has recently erected to his memory an appropriate 
and beautiful Mural Tablet in Trinity Church, Lenox. Mr. Alfred Andrews, 
in his "^ Genealogy and Ecclesiastical History of New Britain," says, "We 
should judge from the number and variety of the offices and trusts bestowed 
on General John Paterson through his life, that he was in these respects, 
the most distinguished man ever raised in New Britain. His removing 
from the place so early in life is the reason probably why our oldest people 
know so little of his history. Thomas J. Paterson, a grandson of General 
Paterson, died in Rochester, N. Y., 12th February, 1886, at nearly 80 
years of age. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle speaking editorially 
of the high character of the deceased, and of his ancestry said, " His ances- 
tors, on both the paternal and maternal lines, were distinguished and 
among the most patriotic and best people of their generation. His grand- 
father, Major-General John Paterson, was one of the most distinguished 
and effective officers of the Revolutionary army and one of the most inti- 
mate and most trusted friends of Washington to the end of the war, and 
till death severed their friendship." 

It is a cause of deep regret that, so far as known, no portrait, or like- 
ness of General Paterson in any form exists. It is, however, known that 
a portrait was painted when he was tilling the office of Chief-Justice of 
Broome County, N. Y. , but it is supposed that this was destroyed when 
the dwelling and office with their contents were burned. 

The State ot New Jersey aided by the U. S. Government has erected 
at Freehold a stately granite monument in commemoration of the 
battle of Monmouth, in that State. 'J his battle opened in the park of 
Freehold, and the monument is appropriately lucated there. Surrounding 
the base are five bronze tablets representing in bas-relief the prominent 
events or scenes in the progress of the battle. Among these is one 
representing the Council of War held by Washington with his general 
officers at Hopewell just before the battle commenced. Thirteen general 
officers, with the adjutant of the chief, constitute the group ; General 
Paterson is represented by the artist seated by the table with his hand 
resting upon a scroll having the position of the contending forces mapped 
out before him, earnestly listening to Lafayette standing and addressing 
the Council.* Tjiis monument was unveiled Nov. 15, 1884. 

In conclusion I beg leave to add that I have long hoped that one 
more accustomed to literary work than myself would accept of the frag- 
mentary materials which after years of research I have gathered relating to 
the life and character of General Paterson, and write out as worthy a 
biography of the distinguished soldier and statesman as these materials 
would enable him to do, but failing to realize this hope and believing 
that I had in my possession more ot the facts which reveal and illustrate 
his life and character than any one else, I have accepted your invitation 
and prepared the compilation which I now submit. Our society can fulfil 
one of the great ends of its organization only by preserving with ceaseless 

* No portrait of General Paterson is known to be in existence. Tfiis is therefore 
merely an ideal picture being a likeness of the general's grandson. 


Inscriptmis in fhe Graveyard at Morgan Manor. [Jul}', 

care and vigilance the memory of the useful and distinguished sons of our 
own and other States. In permanent records and by appropriate and 
enduring monuments their names and their virtues should be kept fresh 
in the minds of successive generations, and thus the richest treasures 
of the State continually accumulate. 


Contributed by Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Mather. 

Lieu. Nicholas Morgan died Dec 9th 1782 in the 27th year of his age. 
By refugees he lost his life. 

Nicholas Everson, Died March 17th 1783 Aged 85 years. 

In memory of Capt. James Morgan who died Feb. 26th 1784 in the 
50th year of his age. 

In memory of Margaret Morgan Wife of Capt James Morgan who 
departed this life June 8th 1827 aged 96 years 9 months and 21 days. 

Maj. Gen. James Morgan Who departed this life Nov 14th 1822 Aged 
65 years, 10 months & 15 days. An old and respected officer of the 
Revolution and late Member of Congress. 

Catherine* wife of Colonel James Morgan died Jan 27th 1802 in the 
37th year of her age. 

Stephen son of General James & Catherine Morgan who departed this 
life Dec. 12th 181 2, aged 26 years, i month & 12 days. 

Five children of Colonel James & Catherine Morgan John, James, 
Nicholas, Catherine, Abel. 

Alice Daughter of General James & Catherine Morgan Died Juae 
28th 1853 Aged 67 years 10 months and 21 days. 

(2nd wife) Ann S. Van Wickle Wife of Gen. James Morgan Died 
Aug. 13th 1869 Aged 85 years 2 months 28 days. 

Charles Morgan Born Jan 13th 1808 Died Sept. ist 1852. 

Mary D. Morgan Beloved wife of Edwin R. Hanks Born Jan i8th 
18 14 Died May r5th 1855. 

Emeline Wife of F. F. Hardenburgh Daughter of Gen. James and 
Ann Morgan Died Oct. 12th 1845 Aged 34 years, 9 months & 14 days. 

Elizabeth Blackwell Rockwell, Widow of Charles Morgan Born May 
31st 1813 Died Feb 24th 1885. 

(Sons of Chas. & Elizabeth Morgan.) Charles Morgan Born Nov 
loth 1837 Died, Sep 21, 1888. Theodore Blackwell Morgan Born March 
28th 1843 Died May i8th 1888. 

Medora Daughter of Theodore & Sophronia Morgan Born March 
30th 1875 Died April 30th 1875. 

Fredeiic C. Tanner Born Sept. 29th 18 10 Died Jan 31st 1850. 

Charles Tanner Born Feb 13th 1847 Died April 14th 1880. 

Ann Elizabeth daughter of Edwin R. & Mary D. Hanks Born Oct. 
2ist 1834 Died June 25th 1838. 


Helen Rebecca daughter of Edwin & Mary D. Hanks Born Nov. 23rd 
1844. Died Feb. loth 1845. 

*This woman was Catherine Van Cortlandt, of New York. Her portrait is in 
possession of one of her descendants. 

1890.] Records of the R( formed Dutch Church hi Ktw York. i j -1 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

A' 1730. 
Maart i. 

d°, 4. 



d°. 15. 
d°. 18. 











d°. 8. 

(Continued from Vol. XXI., p. 72, of The Record.) 


Abraham Raiding, 

Marytje Cozyns. 
David W. Provoost, 

A n n e k e V, D. 

Alixander Fi sh si t, 

Marytje Selover. 
Casparus Blank, 

Marritje Andrisse. 
Willem Vredenburg, 

Willemyntje Nak. 
Lowrens Low, Jan- 

netje V. Vlekker. 
Jan Karstang, P^lsje 

Jesse De Foreest, 

Teuntje Tietsoort. 
Gabriel Moor, 

Annetje Andries. 
Jan Hver, Margrietje 


Jan Sjoet, Margareta 

D. Riemer. 
P e t r u s De Mill, 

Femmetje Valen- 

John Galoway, Anna 

Ryer Hansen, IMar- 

griet D'Voor. 
Fredrik V. Cortlant, 

Francyntje Jay. 
Harmen Rutgers, 

Elisabeth Bensen. 

Pieter B r o li w e r , 
Elisabeth Quack- 

Willem R o o m e , 
Annetje Wessels. 

Abraham D. Peyster, 
Margareta V: Cort- 

Joris Elsworth, Jan- 
netje Miserol. 


Catharina. Joost Raiding, Elisabeth 

Wilhelmijs. Willem Provoost, Wyntje 



Jacob Selover, Sara Bus- 

Lambert. Lambert Andriessen, Lea 
Andriesse, z. h. v. 

Johannes. Matthys Nack, Janna 

Dina. Marynus Roelfse, Dina 

Idesen, z. h. v. 

Catharina. Gideon Karstang, Catha- 
rina Karstang. 

David. Johannes Dow, Rebecca 


Annetje. Jan Ariansen, G r i e t j e 


Catharina. Johannes Hardenbroek, 
Annetje Bos^ z. h. v. 

Isaac. Steenw\>k De Riemer, 

Margrietje Egberts. 

Obadia. Joost De Mill, Judith 

Van Seys, VVedu. 

John. R o e 1 o f Van Mepelen, 

Elisabeth Lam. 
Elisabeth. Isaac Braasjer, Lysbeth 

de Voor. 
Fredrik. Pieter Jay, Judith Jay 

Jong dog^ 
Harmanus. Harmanus Rutgers, 

Catharina Myers, 

z. h. V. 
Annaatje. Johannes V. Norden, Lea 

Qiickenbos, jong dog"". 

Jan. Frans Gerbrants, Maria 

Roome, Wedu^. 

Pierre. Pierre De Peyster, 

Francynt Jay. 

Charles. Johannes Elsworth, Maria 

Van Gelder. 

11^ Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York, [July, 





Alixander P h en i x, 


Elisabeth Burger. 

Hendricus Cavelier, 


Lena Burger. 



Abraham Skinna, 
Martha Ladony. 


Jacob Loring, Maria 


V. D. Grist. 

Evert Pels, Catharina 


d Graail. 

Rynier Burger, Dina 


Van Gelder. 



Philip Bemper, Cilia 




Gerrit Coz}>n, Mar- 


grietje Jansen. 



Lewis Thebou, Maria 


Johannes Denemark, 


Rachel Beekman. 

Jacob lis INIontanje, 


Maria Pell. 

Evert Byvank, Maria 



John Tarp, Apolony 


uit bogert. 



Wilhelmvis Beekman, 
Martha Moth. 


Pieter Vliereboom, 


Jannetje de Voort. 

Ahasuerus Turk, 


Hillegont Kiiyper. 

Johannes Hyer, 


Antje De Hart. 

Thomas Montanje, 


Rebekka Briiyn. 



Jan Ten B r e k , 
Maria Koning. 




Isaac Van Dam. 


Jacobus Kip, Catha- 


rina Kip. 

B a r e n t Bos, Aafje 



Willem Waldron, 


Aagje Sammons. 


Pieter Burger, . Catharina 

Van Vlek. 
Johannes Burger, Lena 

Tiirk, z. h. v. 
Benjamin de Harjette, 

Anna Outman, 

z. h. V. 
John Bertell, Elisabeth 

Simson Pels, Elisabeth 

Van Bursum. 
Vicktoor Hyer, Jannetje 

Van Gelder, z. h. v. 
Johan Jacob Bemper, 

Sabina Bemper, z. h. 


Philip Boils, Catharina 

Boils, z. h. V. 
Gerrit Vile, Jannetje Van 

Veiirde, z. h. v. 
Johannes Beekman, 

Maria Schermerhoorn. 
Abraham Montanje, 

Maria Van der Poel. 
Jan Van Pelt, Aaltje 

Hooglant, z. h. v. 
Gysbert u i 1 1 e n Bogert, 

Lysbeth Ekkeson. 
Doctor Wilhelmiis Beek- 

m a n , Catharina De 

Lanoy, z. h. v. 
S e r V a a s Vliereboom 

Marritje Ferdon. 
Johannes Turk, Aaltje 

Turk j. dogter. 
Walter Hyer, Elsje Van 

de Water, z. h. v. 
Johannes Montanje, Antje 

Blom j. dogter. 
Elk Hoop, Annetje Van 

Rip Van Dam, Cornelia 

Samuel Kip, Margareta 

Gerrit Briiyn, Maria De 

Johannes Bensen, Tan- 
neke Waldron. 

1890.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. jjr 


H e n d r i k Poiilse, Jacob. 
Neeltje Van 
May 17. Jan Van Deventer, Catharina. 
Elisabeth Laker- 
d°. 18. Pieter V. Norden, Magdalena. 
Antje Remmersen. 

d°. 29. Jacob Ryke, Catha- Samiiel. 

rina Pomeryn. 
Yuny 7. Johannes De Voor, Aafje. 

Aafje Cortregt. 
d°. Johannes Burger, Helena. 

Jannetje Brouwer. 
d°. David S c h li y 1 e r , Catlyntje. 

Elizabeth Mar- 

John Jacobs, Harmpje Pieter. 

10. Johannes Abramse, Elisabeth. 

Elisabeth Bosch. 

14. Petrus Rutgers, Petriis. 

Helena Hooglant. 
21. Johannes Biirger, Jannetje. 

Aafje Goelet. 

28. Alixander Allair, Hester. 
Hester Clatwordy. 

5. Barent Barheit, Re- Johannes. 

becca Oothout. 

8. John Thurman, Elis- John. 

abeth Wessels. 2 lingen. 





d°. Abraham V. Wyck, Susanna. 

Catharina Pro- 

d°. 19. Harmaniis Simonis, Willem. 

Angeert Sheldrin. 
d°. Hendricus Boelen, Catryntje. 

Jannetje Waldron. 


d°. 22. Albartus Tie boiit, Grietje. 

Cornelia Bogert. 
d°. 26. Jan !piom, Rebecca Elisabeth, 



Johannes Poiilse, Aaltje 
Van Deurse. 

Johannes Tiebout, 

Marytje Deventer, z. 

h. V. 
Johannes Van Norden, 

Arriaantje Webbers, z. 

h. V. 
Thomas Lince, Mar- 

grietje Ryke, z. h. v. 
Johannes Montanje, 

Rachel Montanje. 
Jan Reyn, Helena 

Brouwer, z. h. v. 
Andries Marschalk, 

Teuntje Romme, 

z. h. V. 

Henry Bosch, Gerritje 

Bosch, h. V. V. Wil- 
liam Smith. 
Harmaniis Riitgers, 

Beletje Renaiidet. 
Jacob Goelet, Johanna 

Burger, h. v, v., 

Johannes Man. 
Tawet Bayly, Hester 
""'Baly, z. h. V. 
Johannes Man, Annaatje 

Burger, z. h. v. 
Jan Ten B r o e k , Maria 

Ten B r o e k jong d^, 

Isaac Bratt, Susanna 

Cornells Zantvoort, 

Geertje de Haart, z. 

h. V. 
Willem Corsilius, Anna 

Maria Thys. 
Hendrik V. Winkelen, 

Catharina Waldron, Z. 

Teiinis Tiebout, Grietje 

Bogert Wediiw^ 
Jacob C o r s e n & Mar- 

grietje Blom, z. h. v. 

Petrus Kip, 

Il5 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 







N i c 1 a a s Bayard, 
Elisabeth Rynders. 




Marten Bandt, Jen- 
neke Buys. 




George Fielding, 
Catharina R s e - 



Jacobiis Montanje, 


Arriaantje du Foir. 

2 lingen 



Jacob S a m m n , 
Catlyntje Bensing. 



Johannes Van Zandt, 
Tryntje Bensing. 

Pieter Pra. 


CornelisTiirk, Catha- 



rina Van Tilburg. 



P i e t e r Marschalk, 
Catalyntje Kip. 




Jan Voeshee, Catha- 
rina Waldron. 




Tan de Wit Pieterson, 










Octob. 7. 



Anna Van Home. 

John Mak E v e r s , 

Ca t h ar i n a Van 

Jan Vos, Willemyntje 

Pieter Snyder, Anna 

Catrien Corselius. 
Jan Cannon, Jerusa 

David Abeel, Maria 


Cornel is Bogaard, 
Cornelia Verdiiyn. 

John Coo, Jannetje 
Van Zandt. 

Theophilus Elsworth, 
Hester Roome. 

Francis Childe, Cor- 
nelia Fiele. 

Willem Vredenburg, 
Catharina Scott. 



Anna Maria 







Samuel Bayard, Hester 

Willem Bandt, Mar- 

g r i e t j e V. d. Water, 

z. h. V. 
Hendrik Roseboom, 

Debora Staats, h. v. 

van Hendrik Rose- 

Jesse Montanje, Rachel 

Montanje, Teunis dii 

Foir, Geertje du Foir. 
Abraham Lameter, Catha- 

rientje Bensing, 
Pieter Pra, Maiia Pra, 

syn h. V, 
Johannes Turk, Belitje 

Turk jonge d''. 
Jacob Kip, Elisabet Mar- 

schalk, h. v. v., David 

Jan Ariaanse, Tanneke 

Waldron syn h. v. 
Willem De Witt, Elsje 

Provoost, H. V. Van 

Gerrit Van Home. 
Abraham Van Home, 

Catharina Rutgers, s. 

h. V. 
Albert Van Lint, Marritje 

Van 'I'issel. 
Philip Jong, Anna Maria 

Cornells Cortregt, Hester 

Cannon syn h. v. 
Jan Stoiitenburg, Hen- 

drica Duyking, s. h. 


Jan Bogaart, Elisabeth 
Verduyn, h. v. van 

Barent de 
Pieter Pra 

Van Zandt, 
Fyn jonge 

Thomas W i n d o v e r , 
Jelyntje Caar, Wed^ 

Aarnout Fiele, Catha- 
rina Fiele. 

Johannes Vredenburg, 
Judith Van Seys Wed^ 

1890.] Records of /he Reformed Dutch Church in Nav York. \\>-j 

A° I/30. OUDERS. 

d°. Johannes Daly, Mar- 

grietje Van Seys. 

d°. II. Edward Man, Maria 
Van Deursen. 

d°. 14. Christoffel Bancker, 
Elisabeth H oog - 

d°. Hermanns Schuyler, 

Jannetje Bancker. 

d°. Hendrik Kermer, 

Jacomyntje G e r - 

d°. Pieter Lammerse, 

Maria Bennet. 
d°. Theophilus W. Els- 

worth, Annaatje 

d°. 21, Ahasueriis Elsworth, 

Maria Van Gelder. 
d°. 28. John Le Montes, 

Aaltje Van Norden. 
d°. Abraham Blank, 

Maria Laurens. 
d°. Christofifel VVambsly, 

Jannetje Hen- 

Nov, 8, James Livingston, 

Maria Kierstede. 
d°. Johannes Montagne, 

Susanna Bussing. 
d°. II. Frans Gerbrants 

Ju',, Neeltje Kor- 

d°. Evert Diiyking, Aafje 

d°. Gabriel Crooke, 

Marica H ard e n - 

d°. Dirk Hoppe, Maria 

d°. 22. T h e u n i s de Noir, 

Geertje Barhett. 
d°. Nicolaas Gouver- 

n e u r , Geertruyd 

d°. Richard Van Dam, 

Cornelia Beekman. 


Cornelia. Joris Daly, Anneke Daly. 

Edward. Benjamin Moor, Lena 

Van Deursen, h. v. 
van Jacob Van Deur- 

Elisabet. Gerardus Bancker, 

Helena Hooglant, h. 
v. van Petrus Rutgers. 

Christoffel. Christoffel Bancker, 
Elisabet van Taarling, 
h. V. van Ad"' Bancker. 

Catharina. J a cob lis Turk, Maria 
Meyer syn h. v. 

Hilletje. Laurens Lammerse, 

Hilletje Lammerse. 
Jenneke. Gabriel Crook. 

Sara. Joris Elsworth, Annatje 

Van Gelder. 
Johannes. Archibald Campble, 

Mary Cooper. 
Paulus. Isaak Blank, Lidia syn, 

h. V. 
Daniel. Daniel Hendrikse, Antje 


Jennet. John Sc h d y 1 e r, Jiin'., 

Margareta Livingston. 

Johannes. Isaak Biissing, Annaatje 
Bussing, jong d. 

Antje. Wessel Wessels, Susanna 


Evert. Ide Meyer, Sara Harden- 

broek, Wed*. 

Annetje. Johannes Hardenbroek, 

Annetje Bos syn, h. v. 

Maria. Jill is Mandeviel, Rachel 

Jannetje. MichielCornelisz, 

Rachel Hoist. 
Abraham. Barent Reynders, Maria 

Leysleer, h. v. van 

Abr. Gouverneiir. 
Richard. Jacob Walton, Catharina 


Il8 The Van Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. [July, 







Harmen Van de 
Water, Marytje 



Robert Provoost, 
Ariaantje Ponlse. 



Johannes V r e d e n - 
burg, J a n n e t j e 




Nicolaas Sopman, 
Willemtje Buys. 




Th omas Wood, 
Elisabet Borris. 




Thomas Chilton, 
obeit, Christina 
Van Dalen. 




John Anthony, Maria 




Jacobus Wessels, 
Catharina Pieter- 



Daniel G a u t i e li , 


Marytje Bogert. 

den 7 d° ge 



Jacobus Roosevelt, 
Catharina Harden- 



Abraham De Lanoy, 
Jannetje Roome. 




Wessel Wessels, 
Rachel Van Im- 



Benjamin Van de Water, 

Engeltje Lievens syn 

V. h. 
Johannes Poiilse, Antje 

Van Seys Wed^ 
Joost de Milt, Jannetje 

Van der Beek. 

Abraham Anderson, 

Hilletje Buys. 
William Brown, Anna 

Arent Van Hoek, Isaak 

Hoek, Anna Lisman. 

Cornelis Van O r 1 a n d , 
Anna Kuyler. 

Hendrik Wessels, Elisa- 
bet Brestee Jonge doch- 

Willem Boge r t, Jiin'., 
- Teuntje Bogert. 

Evert Duyking, Sara Kip, 
U. V. Van Joh : Van 
der Heul. 

Elias Ellis, Cornelia De 

Laurens Wessels, Jan- 
netje Wessels, jonge 


By Gerrit H. Van Wagenen. 


(Continued from Vol. lo, p. 87, of the Record.) ' 

Children o/" Jacob Aartsen Van Wagenen (4) and Sara Pels. 
(All bp. at Kingston except Jacob.) 

17. Annatje, born Sept. 10, 1678, bp. Sept. 15 ; married Jan Heer- 

mans. (Record, Vol. XXL, p. 58.) 

18. Aart, born Oct. 15, bp. Oct. 26, 1679; died June 10, 1740; 

married at Kingston Oct. 14, 1705, Marytje, daughter of Pieter 
Low and Lysbet Blanshan, born Dec. 18, 1685, bp. Jan. i, 
1686; died June 20, 1733. 

1890.] The Van Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., N. V. i jg 

19. Evert, born April 12, bp. April 24, 1681; married, about 1709, 

Hillegond, daughter of Claes Jansen Van Heyningen and Jan- 
neken Kiersen, bp. in N. Y. Nov. 14, 1686. (Record, Vol. 
X., p. 117.) Evert removed to Dutchess Co., N. Y., at an 
early date and settled near Poughkeepsie, where many of his 
descendants are to be found. 

20. Gerrit, born Nov. 2, bp. Nov. 12, 1682 ; died young. 

21. Rebecka, born April 11, bp. April 12, 1685 ; married Jan Freer 

about 1706. 

22. Geertje, born Sept. i, 1686, bp. Sept. 5 ; married at Kingston 

Sept, 17, 1709, Jacob Gerritse Decker, bp. at Kingston Feb. 
24, 1684, son of Gerrit Janse Decker and Magdalena Schut. 

23. Jannetje, born April 4, bp. April 8, 1688 ; died young. 

24. Jannetje, born April 10, bp. April 14, 1689 ; married at Kings- 

ton Oct. 7, 171 1, Johannis Turk, son of Jacobus Turk and 
Catryntje Van Benthuysen, bp. at Kingston, May 16, 1687. 

25. Gerrit, born Feb. 5. bp. May 26, 1691 ; died Nov. 17, 1709. 

26. SvMON, born Nov. 19, 1692, bp. April 23, 1693 ; married at 

Kingston Nov. 17, 1720, Sara, daughter of Solomon Dubois 
and Tryntje Gerrits, born Dec. 23, 1699, died Jan. 27, 1759. 

27. Jacob Aartse, born Jan. 5, bp. at Albany, Feb. 20, 1695. 

("Pearson's Albany Settlers," p. 13.) 

28. Benjamin, born Dec. 28, 1696, bp. Jan. i, 1697 ; married at 

Kingston, May 28, 1726, Elizabeth, daughter of Gysbert Van- 
den Berg and Diewertje Masten. 

29. Abraham, born Feb. 5, bp. Feb. 12, 1699 ; married at Kingston 

Feb. 26, 1726, Hillegond Crispell, born April 17. 1704, died 
Feb. 22, 1774; Abraham died June 7, 1787. (Record, Vol. 
XXL, p. 86.) 

30. Sara, born Dec. i, bp. Dec. 21, 1701 ; married at Kingston 

April 7, 1721, Solomon, son of Abraham Hasbrouck and 
Maria Deyo, born at New Paltz Oct. 17, 1686. (Record, 
Vol. XVII., p. 262.) 

31. Isaac, born Aug. 14, bp. Aug. 22, 1703 ; married at Kingston 

March 10, 1723, Catrina Freer. 

Children of Annatje Van Wagenen (17) and fan Heermans funior. 
(N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. XXL, p. 59.) 

Children of Aart Van Wagenen (18) and Mary tje Louw. 

(All bp. at Kingston.) 

474. Jacob, bp. Aug. 18, 1706 ; sponsors, Jacob Aartse and Sara Pels. 

475. Jacob Aartse, born Oct. 29, 1707, bp. Nov. 2 ; died Dec. 6, 

1775; married at Kingston, April 10, 1730, Sara Freer, of 
Wagendal, daughter of Jan Freer and Rebecca Van Wagenen, 
born Sept. 20, 1708, died Nov. 10, 1778. (Bible record.) 

476. Petrus, bp. May 7, 1710 ; sponsors, Jan Heermans and Eliza- 

beth Blanshan. 

477. Gerrit, bp. April 6, 1712 ; sponsors, Evert Van Wagenen and 

Annetje Louw; married at Kingston Jan. 31, 1736, Marytje, 
daughter of Jan Freer and Rebecca Van Wagenen, bp. at 
Kingston Sept. 2^, i^iG. 

I20 "^^^ ^^^ Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., N. V. [July, 

478. Johannes, bp. Nov. 21, 1714 ; sponsors, Johannes Louw and 

Christina Vas ; died Jan. 10, 1790 ; married at Kingston Dec. 
16, 1737, Elizabeth, bp. April 12, 1718, daughter of Hugo 
Freer and Maria Le Roy. 

479. Benjamin, bp. May 26, 1717; sponsors, Johannes Turk and 

Jannetje Van Wagenen. 

480. Aart, born Aug. 20, 1719, bp . Aug. 23; sponsors, Simon 

and Sara Van Wagenen ; died June 11, 1803; married at 
Kingston Feb. 13, 1748, Rebecca, daughter of Jan Freer and 
Rebecca Van Wagenen, born Dec. 13, 1725, died Jan. 19, 1809. 

481. Petrus, bp. Dec. 31, 1721 ; sponsors, Jan Freer and Rebecca 

Van Wagenen. 

482. Petrus, bp. Jan. 23, 1726 ; sponsors, Philippus Viele and Antje 

Louw; married at Kingston June 15, 1760, Sara Low, of 
New Paltz, probably the daughter of Petrus Low and Catrina 
Dubois, bp. at Kingston Aug. 4, 1734. 

Children of Evert Van Wagenen (19) and Hillegond Van Heyningen. 

483. Jacob, bp. at Kingston, Oct. 10, 1710 ; sponsors, Jacob Aartse 

and Sara Pels; probably married, about 1739, Helena, daughter 
of Franz Van de Bogaard and Annatje Parmentier, bp. at Pough- 
keepsie April 17, 1723. 

484. Nicholas, bp. in N. Y. April 5, 1713 ; married at Pough- 

keepsie Sept. 6, 1735, Hester, daughter of Jan De Graff 
and Maria Peacock, bp. at Kingston Oct. 12, 1710. The 
will of Nicholas Van Wagenen of Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y., dated Nov. 6, 1769, passed Dec. 11, 1772, at 
Fort George, N. Y. , is recorded in N. Y., Liber 28 of wills, 
p. 337. Mentions wife Hester; sons Evert, John and 
Nicholas ; daughters Hellegontie, wife of Johannis Bush ; 
Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Hagaman ; Sarah, wife of Johannis 
Van Enden, and Janneke ; also his grandchildren John 
Hester and Elizabeth Allen, children of his daughter Maria, 

485. Sara, bp. at Kingston April 18, 1715 ; married Teunis, son of 

Gerret Van Vliet and Petronella Swart, bp. at Kingston June 
14, 1702. 

486. Gerrit, bp. at Poughkeepsie April 3, 171 7; married Sara, daughter 

of Jan De Graff and Maria Peacock, bp. at Kingston 
May 6, 171 6. 

487. Janneken, bp. at Poughkeepsie Feb. 12, 1719. 

488. Marretjen, bp. at Poughkeepsie Nov. 24, 1723 ; married 

Abraham De Graff, son of Jan De Graff and Maria Peacock, 
bp. in N. Y. May 15, 171 8. 

Children 0/* Rebeck a Van Wagenen (21) a7id Ja?i Freer. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

489. Sara, born Sept. 20, 1708, at Wagendal, bp. Oct. 24; died Nov. 

10, 1778; married at Kingston April 10, 1730, Jacob Aartse 
(No. 475), son of Aart Van Wagenen (18) and Marytje Louw, 
born Oct, 29, 1707, died Dec. 6, 1775. 

1890.] The Van Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., N. F. 121 

490. Jannetje, bp. May 7, 1710; died young. 

491. Gerrit, bp. Sept. 23, 171 1; married at Kingston Nov. i, 1735, 

Elizabeth, daughter of Ariaan Van Vliet and Grietjen Hasten, 
bp. at Kingston Aug. 9, 1713. (Record, Vol. XX., p. 174.) 

492. Jannetje, bp. Aug. i, 17 14; married at Kingston Oct. 20, 1737, 

Heyman, son of Aldert Roosa and Agatha Krom, bp. at 
Kingston Feb. 11, 1709. 

493. Marytjen, bp. Sept. 23, 1716; married at Kingston Jan. 31, 

1736, Gerrit Aartse Van Wagenen (477). 

494. Jacob, born atWagendal, bp. May 17, 1719 ; married at Kings- 

ton Sept. 20, 1754, Anna, daughter of Jan Van Aken and 
Margaret De Gratf, bp. at Kii-gston Aug. 31, 1735. 

495. Rebecca, born at Wagendal Dec. 13, 1725, bp. Jan. 2, 1726; 

died Jan. 29, 1809; married at Kingston Feb. 13, 1748, 
Aart Van Wagenen (480), born at Kingston, living at Wagen- 

Children ^Geertje Van Wagenen (22) and Jacob Gerrilse Decker. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

496. Sara, bp. May 7, 17 10. 

497. Gerrit, bp. Dec. 23, 171 1. 

498. William, bp. Aug. 30, 1713. 

499. Jacob, bp. Dec. 18, 171 5. 

500. Abraham, bp. Jan. i, 1718. 

501. Isaac, bp. Feb. 14, 1720. 

502. Benjamin, bp. Dec. 24, 1721. > 

503. Ephraim, bp. Feb. 9, 1724. 

504. Jonathan, bp. Dec. 15, 1728. 

Children of Jannetje Van Wagenen (24) and Johannes Turk. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

505. Catryntje, bp. July 27, 1712; sponsors, Jacob Aartse, Sara Pels ; 

married at Kingston Aug. 31, 1734, Cornelius Persen. 

506. Sara, bp. Feb. 14, 1714 ; married at Kingston Oct. 8, 1737, 

Paulus Peeling. 

507. Anna, bp. June 24, 1716 ; married at Kingston Sept. 18, 1736, 

Gerret Van Slyck. 

508. Jacob, bp. Aug. 30, 171 9; married at Kingston Aug. 15, 

1744, Sara Ploeg. 

509. Johannes, bp. Oct. 29, 1721 ; married at Kingston Nov. i, 

1746, Geertjen Swart. 

510. Benjamin, bp. Dec. i, 1723 ; married Ida Van Wie. 

511. Abraham, bp. Oct. 3, 1725; married at Kingston Oct. 13, 

1750, Catherine Slecht. 

512. Augustinus, bp. Nov. 17^ 1728. 

Children of Symon Van Wagenen (26) and Sara Dubois. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

513. Solomon, born April 12, 1722, bp. May 6 ; married at Kings- 

ton Nov. 2, 1749, Annatje (Hanna), daughter of Jacobus 

122 The Van Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. [July, 

Bruyn and Tryntje Schoonmaker, bp. at Kingston Dec. 27, 
1724. (Record, Vol. XIX., p. 24.) 

514. Sara, born Nov. 10, 1723, bp. Dec. 15; married at Kingston 

April 22, 1752, Jacobus Depuy, bp. at Kingston Nov. 6, 
1726, son of Jacobus Depuy and Sara Schoonmaker, who 
were married at Kingston Aug. 26, 1725. 

515. Tryntje, born May 29, 1725, bp. June 27; died Julv 15, 1746. 

516. Jacobus, born Feb. 16, 1729, bp. April 6; died May 3, 1790; 

married at Kingston May 9, 1758, Rathel, daughter of 
Wessel Brodhead and Catharine Dubois, born July 13, 1734, 
died Jan. 13, 1804. 

517. Helena, born Aug. 29, 1733, bp. Sept. 9 ; married at Roches- 

ter, Ulster Co., N. Y., Sept. 28, 1760, Thomas D., son of 
Daniel Schoonmaker and Helena Jansen, bp. at Kingston 
Nov. 17, 1734. 

518. Annatje, born Nov. 12, 1736 (Bible record) ; married at Kings- 

ton Nov. 14, 1765, John Depuy. 

519. Elizabeth, born Nov. i, 1739, bp. Dec. 3. 

520. Jacomynte, born July 23, 1745 ; married at New Paltz Jan. 19, 

1766, Jacob DeWitt Schoonmaker, son of Jochem Hendrickse 
Schoonmaker and Sara Depuy. 

The dates of birth of the children of Symon Van Wagenen and Sara 
Dubois are taken from Bible record. I do not find any baptismal record 
of Annatje or Jacomynte. 

Children 0/ Benjamin Van Wagenen (28) and Elizabeth Van den Berg, 

(All baptized at Kingston except Catharina.) 

521. Sara, bp. Jan. 4, 1730; sponsors, Gysbert Van den Berg and 

Diewertje Masten ; married at Rochester, Ulster Co., N. Y., 
Oct. 10, 1758, Deyrk Hoornbeek, of Rochester. 

522. Diewertje, bp. Feb. 6, 1732; married at Rochester Feb. 23, 

1755. Jacobus, son of Solomon Hasbrouck and Sara Van 
Wagenen (30), bp. at Kingston Jan. i, 1727. 

523. Benjamin, bp. Jan. 26, 1735 ; sponsors, Cornelia Catharine Van- 

denberg, Jacob Van Wagening; married at Rochester Jan. 
2, ^111, Lydia Depuy, probably daughter of Ephraim Depuy 
and Annetje Schoonmaker, bp. at Rochester May 20, 1753. 

524. Cornelius, bp. April i, 1739 ; married at Rochester June 2, 1776, 

Sara Depuy, probably daughter of Ephraim Depuy and 
Annetje Schoonmaker, bp. May 18, 1760. 

525. Elizabeth, bp. Jan 23, 1743 ; probably married Adam Hofman, 

bp. at Kingston April 15, 1739, son of Adam Hofman and 
Dina Delange. 

526. Catharina, bp. at Marbletown Nov. 4, 1746. 

Children of Abraham Van Wagenen (29) and Hillegond Crispell. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

527. Sara, bp. March 12, 1727; probably married at Kingston Nov. . 

20, 1756, Johannes, son of Hendrick Deyo and Margaret 
Wamboom, bp. at Kingston Nov. 6, 1726. 

1890.] The Van Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. \2'X 

528. Jacob, bom March 26, 1729, bp. March 30; died July 7, 1791. 

529. Jan, born March 13, 1731; died Feb. 25, 1732. 

530. Geertjen, born Dec. 27, 1732, bp. Dec. 31 ; died Nov. 9, 1740 ; 

sponsors. Dirk Van Vliet, Marytje Crispel. 

531. Jan, born May 15, 1735, bp. May 18; died Oct. 31, 1740; 

sponsors, Jan Freer, Rebecca Van Wagening. 

532. Abraham, born Nov. 23, 1737, bp. Dec. 4 ; died Oct. 8, 1743 ; 

sponsors, Isaac Van Wagening, Catrina Freer. 

533. Simon, born July 23, 1740, bp. July 27; died Oct. 16, 1743. 

534. Geertjen, born at Wagendal June 20, 1743, bp. June 26 ; pro- 

. bably married at Kingston May 20, 1769, Jonathan Low, 
widower of Lena Agtmoodie, living at New Paltz. 

535. Maria, born April 15, 1747, bp. April 17. 

536. Abraham, born May 23, 1749, bp. May 28 ; died Feb. 22, 1827 ; 

married at Marbletown,N. Y., June 16, 1799, Mary, daughter 
of Robert Masters and Mary Parker, born April 17, 1773, bp. 
at New Paltz, May 9, died Nov. 26, 1822. 

These records of births and deaths are taken from the family Bible of 
Abraham Van Wagenen at Creek Locks (formerly Wagendal), Ulster 
Co., N. Y. 

Children of Sara Van Wagenen (30) and Solomon Hashrouck. 
(Record, Vol. XVIL, p. 263.) 

537. Abraham, bp. at Kingston March 11, 1722 ; married at Kings- 

ton Jan. 28, 1749, Rachel, daughter of Jan Slecht and 
Elizabeth Smedes, bp. at Kingston Nov. 17, 1728. 

538. Jacobus, bp. Jan. 3, 1725, at Kingston. 

539. Jacobus, bp. at Kingston Jan. i, 1727 ; married at Rochester, 

Ulster Co., N. Y., March 19. 175;, Diewertje (living at 
Kyserike), daughter of Benjamin Van Wagenen (28) and Eliza- 
beth Van den Berg. 

540. Jan, bp. at Kingston, Feb. i, 1730; married at Kingston Dec. 

24, 1763, Rachel (of Wagendal), daughter of Johannes Van 
Wagenen and Elizabeth Freer, bp. May 13, 1741. Rachel 
married, 2"'', Petrus Schoonmaker. 

541. Daniel, bp. at New Paltz Oct. 18, 1732. 

542. Simon, bp. at Kingston Dec. 25, 1735. 

543. Petrus, bp. at Kingston Aug. 20, 1738 ; married at New Paltz 

Oct. 26, 1765, Sara, daughter of Abram Bevier and Margaret 
Elting, bp. at Kingston June 24, 1744. 

544. Elias, bp. June 21, 1741 ; married Elizabeth Slecht. 

Children 0/" Isaac Van Wagenen (31) and Catrina Freer. 

(All baptized at Kingston.) 

545. Maria, bp. Dec. 25. 1723; died 1783; married at Kingston 

Sept. 16, 1752, Petrus Dumond. 

546. Sara, bp. Feb. 6, 1726; married at Kingston Feb. 10, 1759, 

Hendrick Schmit, of Marbletown, son of Willem Schmit and 
Eva Miller, bp. at New Paltz Feb. n, 1733. 

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547. Isaac, bp. May 4, 1729; married Sara, daughter of Hendricus 

and Margaret Deyo, bp. at New Paltz Sept. 16, 1733. 

548. Catrina, bp. Oct. 14, 1733 ; married at Kingston April 6, 1754, 

Isaiah Robertson, son of James Robertson and Weyntje 
Klaarwater, bp. at Kingston March 23, 1729. 


By John V. L. Pruyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XXI., January, 1890, page 26.) 


(359) Simon Ebenezer^ Pruyn [Mafihew,^ Harmen^ Arent,"^ Frans 
yansen^), b. Feb. 9, 1802, in Marysburgh Township, Prince Edward 
Co., Ontario, Canada, bp. at Fredericksburg by the Rev. Robert Mc- 
Dowall ; * studied in the common schools ; learned the trade of ship car- 
penter ; moved from Canada about 1837 ; lived for some time near Gi- 
braltar, Wayne Co., Michigan, his and his wife's names appearing in land 
transfers ; now lives at Erie^ Pennsylvania. He married at Marysburgh, 
Sept. 18, 1824, Mary Steel, b. June 17, 1805 ; d. Aug. 11, 1887, at 
Erie, dau. of Abraham Steel and Elizabeth Wright, of Marysburgh, 
Prince Edward County, Ontario, and had issue eight children in the 
following order : 

391. Mary Margaret, b. in Marysburgh, Aug. 22, 1825 ; married 

three times : 

I St, Orrin C. Bradford. 

2d, Edward Durand. 

3d, Peter C. Taggart, of Manistee, Michigan. 

392. Abraham Steel, m. Harriet M. Nowland. 

393. Jane Ann, b. April 19, 1830 in Marysburgh; d. there Aug. 2, 


394. Matthew, m. Angeline Bondy. 

395. Lucy Ann, b. Feb. 11, 1835, in Marysburgh; m. Eli Whitney 

Parsons. She was living in 1889 at Port Huron, Michigan. 

396. Sarah Jane, b. June 27, 1838, at Marysburgh ; married De- 

Witt Clinton Smith, of Savanna, Illinois. 

397. DeForest, m. Mary M. Yeakel. 

* Rev. Robert McDowall, a prominent Presbyterian minister, was born at Balls- 
ton, Saratoga Co., N.Y. , and studied at Williams College, Mass. Licensed to preach, 
at Albany, he moved to Canada, where he ministered to the United Empire Loyal- 
ists. The list of marriages, baptisms, etc., that he performed exists in manuscript 
in book form, and is entitled : " A Register of the Marriages in the Province of 
Upper Canada, celebrated by the Rev. Robert McDowall, minister of the united con- 
gregations of Ernestown, Fredericksburgh and Adolphustown." This valuable record 
belongs to his grandson, Mr. R. J. McDowall, of Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario, 
who very kindly allowed me to examine it during a visit to Kingston in August, 1889. 

J. V. L. P. 

1890.] Prtiyn Family — American Branch. j2[r 

39S. Catharine Granger, b. July 15, 1843, at Fairport, Ohio ; d. 
there Nov. 10, 1845. 


Thomas Ellison Williamson, b. probably about June 22, 1797, went 
from Albany to Canada. His children apparently know nothing of his 
antecedents. He was evidently named for the Rev. Thomas Ellison,* 
Rector of St. Peter's Church, Albany. He married, July 8, 1824, in 
Marysburgh, Prince Edward County, Upper Canada (360), Catharine^ 
Pruyn [Matthew j^ Harmen,^Arent,'^ Fra?ts Jansen^), b. Sept. 2, 1808, bp. 
by the Rev. Robert McDowall. She d. May 23, 1879, ^^ Pierrepont 
Manor, Jefferson Co., N. Y. He was first postmaster of Pierrepont 
Manor and a member of the Episcopal Church. He died there, June 26, 
1855, aet. 58 years, 4 days, having by this marriage had issue : 

John, b. June 8, 1825, in 1889 living in California; m., firstly, 1846, 
Fanny Kirkland, and had issue : 

i. died young. f 

ii. Albert J., b. Oct. 19, 1847 ; m. Emma Perkins and lives 
(1889) at Ottawa, Illinois. 
He married, secondly, and had a son : 

iii. Frank. 
Mary, b. June 24, 1827, bp. June 29, 1828, by Rev. Job Deacon at 

Marysburgh, Ontario. She d. Dec. 13, 1834. 
Charles Hill, b. Oct. 3, 1829 ; m. July 3, 1850, Elizabeth Kirkland 
b. April 25, 1828, d. April 16, 1889, dau. of Thomas Kirkland 
and Mary Deacon. He resides at Whitesboro, N. Y., and has had 
issue : 

i. Alonzo b. at Cohoes, Jan. 3, 1852 ; d. at Whitesboro, Jan. 

5, 1876 ; m. Mary Lynch, 
ii. Arthur, b. at Oriskany, N. Y., May 18, 1854 ; m. Anna 

iii. George, b. at Whitesboro, March 22, 1857; m. Lucy Smith, 
iv. Edward, b. April 3, 1 861, at Whitesboro. 
V. Thomas, b. June 15, 1862 ; d. May 26, 1868. 
vi. Frank, b. Oct. 3, 1863, at Whitesboro. 
vii. Charles, b. April i, 1867, ^t Whitesboro. 
Stephen Decatur, b. Oct. 6, 1831 ; d. Oct. 18, 1853. 
Josephine, b. May 23, 1834, at Woodville, N. Y, ; in 1889 living at 
Adams, N. Y. ; m. at Pierrepont Manor July 3, 1S51, Thomas Gil- 
bert Pease, b. at Rome, N. Y., July 23, 1825, d. in the U. S. 
Army Sept. 29, 1864, son of Willis Francis Pease and Mary Gil- 
bert (daughter of Thomas) of Rome ; and has had issue : 

i. Willis Francis Pease, b. March, 1853; in 1889 living at St. 
Paul, Minnesota ; m. Alice Haight, and has had 

* The Rev. Thomas Ellison, D.D., an Oxford or Cambridge University man, 
ordained Deacon July 7, 1782, by William, Lord Bishop of York, ordained Priest, 
Sept. 19, 1784, by John, Lord Bishop of Durham (St. Peter's Church records, Albany), 
was Rector of St. Peter's from 1787 to 1802. " Dominie Ellison," as he was usually 
called, was greatly beloved by all who knew him. 

■j- The compiler is not responsible for errors and omissions. The records of the 
various families are sent to him. and he has to take them as they come. Sometimes 
no replies are received to letters sent out by him in search of information. 

I 26 Pruyn Family — American Branch. [J^ily. 

(a) Frank Pease. 

(b) Melvin Pease ; died young. 

(c) Mary Josephine Pease. 

ii. Charles Pease, b. Dec. 16, 1854; d. Sept. 11, 1855. 
iii. James Pease, b. Oct. 16, 1857, living in 1889 at Toledo, 
Ohio ; m., ist, Hattie Bailey, and has 

(a) Murray Pease. 

He m., 2d, Emma Sibley, and has had 

(b) Leon Mark Pease ; died young. 

(c) Sibley Gilbert Pease. 

iv. Minnie Pease, b. Oct. 15, 1859 ; d. Aug. 4, 1862. 
V. Emily Andrus Pease, called Lillie, b. May i, 1861 ; m. May 
I, 1878, Wilford Albert Washburne, of Adams, N. Y., and 
has had issue : 

(a) Carrie Agnes Washburne, b. Feb. 18, 1879. 

(b) Catharine Washburne, b. Dec. 4, 1883. 

(c) Wilford Albert Washburne, b. Feb. 3, 1885. 
vi. Katherine Pease, b. Sept. 20, 1864. 

Eleonora, b. Sept. 29, 1836 ; d. May 6, 1852. 

Henrietta, b. July 6, 1839; m., March i or 3, 1857, at Pierrepont 
Manor, Isaiah Melvin Baieman, b. there Dec. 10, 1829, son of 
Isaiah Bateman and Lucy Carpenter, who moved from Herkimer 
to Adams, N. Y. Mr. Bateman has been a trustee of a School Dis- 
trict and a vestryman of Zion Church, Pierrepont Manor. In 1878 
he moved to Adams, N. Y., where he has been Street Commissioner, 
• and Vestryman of Emanuel Church. By this marriage he has had 
issue, two daughters : 

i. Eugenia Bateman, b. April 16, 1863. 

ii. Grant Bateman, b. July 27, 1865 ; m. Oct. 7, 1885, Horace 
Hiram Norton, of Adams, N. Y., and has had 
(a) a son, b. and d. April 25, 1887. 
Theodore, b. March 26, 1842 ; d. in the U. S. Army about June, 

Emily, b. Feb. 27, 1845 ; m, Nov. 7, 1872, Warren Buckley Stedman, 
and has had 

i. Melvin Grant Stedman, b. Aug. 23, 1873. 
ii. Mary Catherine Stedman, b. and d. Aug. 24, 1874. 
Cornelia, b. Nov. 16, 1847, i^i 1889 living at Pierrepont Manor ; m. 
Morris Russell, and has had 

i. Catherine Angeline Russell, b. June, 1875. 
ii. Francis Theodore Russell, b. April 12, 1877. 


(362) Matthew^ Pruyn {Alatthew,'^ Harmen,'^ Arenl,'' Frans Jansen''), 
b. Jan. 13, 18 1 3, at Marysburgh, Prince Edward Co., Ontario ; m. in 
EUisburgh, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Feb. 20, 1834, Gurnilda Angeline Tracy, 
b. in EUisburgh, Jan. 15, 18 15, dau. of Caleb Tracy and Susan Colvin. 
She died, May 9, 1888, at Winneconne, Wisconsin, and is buried there. 
Mr. Pruyn has lived in Canada, in New York State, in Wisconsin, etc., 
and now resides at Davis City, Iowa. 

On June 30, 1869, he was baptized by William Savage in the Re- 

1 890. J Pruyn Family — American Branch. J27 

orgajiized Church of Latter- Day Saints. This religious body is not polyg- 
amous, regarding polygamy as a heresy and sin. By his marriage with 
Miss Tracy Mr, Pruyn has had issue : 

399 Anna Alzina, b. March 13, 1835, in Marysburgh, Ontario ; 

m. I St. Ira Ault. 

" 2d. DeForest (?) Cutler. 

" 3d. Hiram Pemis. 

" 4th. Thomas Merrifield. 

400 Caleb Ensign, b. March 18, 1836 ; unable to obtain accurate in- 

formation in regard to him. He has been married twice, his 
first wife, it is said, being Mary Sturtevant, by whom, it is said, 
he had no issue. By his second wife, Pearlette (?) Pickle, he 
is said to have had a daughter, Isabella Eliza, and a son, 

401 William Francis, m. Amelia Bushey. 

402 Susan Rebecca, b. Oct. 7, 1838 ; m. Jan. 17, 1855, Melvin James 

Melkft, farmer, of Pierrepont Manor, Jefferson Co., N. Y. , 
b. June 13, 1836 ; son of Emory Mellen and Abigail Tower, 
who are said to have come from New Hampshire to Ellis- 
burgh, Jefferson Co., N. Y., about 1822 ; and has had issue : 
i. Melvin Willis Mellen, b. June 26, 1858; d. Nov. 18, 1861. 
ii. Theodore Henry Mellen, b. June 9, i860, 
iii. Frederick Wilbur Mellen, b. Nov. 9, 1866. 
iv. Ella Nora Mellen, b. Nov. 29, 1872, 

403 Abram Matthew, b. Feb. 26, 1840, in Clayton, N. Y. ; m. Mal- 

vina Fillmore. She d. He d. March, 1887, at Salem, N. Y.; 
no issue. 

404 Theodore Franklin, m. Mariette Pickle. 

405 Isabella Almira, b. May 11, 1844, in town of Clayton, Jefferson 

Co., N. Y. ; d., unmarried, in Wisconsin. 


Milton Fisk, b. April 14, 1791, at Cumberland, Rhode Island, U. S. 
A., son of Darius Fisk and Martha Darling; d. May 2, 1856, at Wilton, 
Addington Co., Ontario. 

He m. Dec. 31, 181 5 (363) Jane^ Pruyn [I'rancis, * Harmen,^ Areni,"^ 
Frans Jansen,^) b. Aug. 23, 1796; d. Aug. 24, 1867, at Wilton. 
By this marriage there was issue : 

Catherine or Katharine, b. April 4, 1817, at Wilton ; d. Sept. 11, 
1848, at her residence, five miles west of Wilton ; m. Aug. 18, 
1843, Crawford Rainey, but had no issue. 
Martha, b. Oct. 18, 1819 ; d. May 24, 1878, at Centreville ; m. Nov. 
17, 1844, James No X on Lapum, member of the Dominion Parlia- 
ment at the time of the Confederation, merchant, of Centreville, Co. 
Addington, Ontario, where he d. July 26, 1879. By this marriage 
there was issue : 

i. Martha Eliza Lapum, b. Aug. 15, 1847, at Centreville; m. 
June 9, 1880, Thomas Johnston, merchant, of Centreville, 
son of John Johnston "(son of Peter Johnston, of Falkirk, 
Scotland) and Christina Learmonth, and has issue, Florence 
Christina Johnston, b. at Centreville, March 23, 1881; bp. 
Jan. 30, 1882, at Newburgh, by the Rev. J. J. Leishman. 

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ii. Mary Jane Lapum, b. Dec. 13, 1849, at Centreville ; d. there 

May 9, 1866. 
iii. James Robert Lapum, b. Sept. 13, 1852, at Centreville ; d. 

there June 23, 1870. 
iv. Albert Milton Lapum, b. April 13, 1855, at Centreville ; d. 

there June 21, 1855. 
V, Alfred Nelson Lapum, b. April 3, 1856. 
vi. Florence Christina Lapum, b. Oct. 18, 1859. 
Margaret, b. Feb. 24, 1822, at Wilton ; d. Sept. 23, 1828. 
Eliza Jane, b. June 26, 1824 ; m. Dec. 24, 1850, William Ovens, 
now living at Wilton, b. Dec. 4, 1813, at Greenlaw, Roxburghshire, 
Scotland ; and has had issue : 

i. Agnes Jane Ovens, b. March 14, 1852 ; d. at Wilton, July 20, 

ii. John Milton Ovens, b. Feb. 23, 1854, at. Wilton ; m. Oct. 
19, 188 1, at Murvale, Ontario, Emma Ann Van Luven, 
dau. of Miles Van Luven and Eleanor Cloakey, and has 
issue (a) William Miles Ovens, b. Jan. i, 1884; (b) John 
Milton Fisk Ovens, b. Dec. 28, 1884; (c) George Rufus 
Ovens, b. Jan. 12, 1886. 
iii. Frances Pruyn Ovens, b. July 16, 1856, at Wilton ; d. March 

30, 1859 or i860. 
iv. Rufus Kemp Ovens, b. April 24, 1859, at Wilton, where he 

v. Catherine Eliza Ovens, b. April 17, 1861, at Wilton ; d. Sept. 

17, 1882. 
vi. William Gilchrist Ovens, b. Dec. 11, 1863, at Wilton; d. 
Oct. 19, 1867. 
Rufus, b. May 9, 1826 ; d. Nov. 8, 1850, at Wilton. 
Margaret Eleanor, b. March 29, 1830, at Wilton ; d. there June 16. 

George Francis, b. May 3, 1832 ; d. Sept. 23, 1873, at San Jose, 
California ; m. Lavina Lapum, and had 
i. Rufus Fisk, m. Emma Barnes. 
Milton Darius, b. Oct. 26, 1834 ; d. July 29, 1867, at Iroquois, 
Ontario, where he resided ; m. Feb. 6, 1854, at her father's resi- 
dence, Camden, Ontario, Lydia Ann Williams, and had issue : 
i. Katharine Isabella Fisk, b. Oct. 20, 1854, at Wilton ; d. Aug. 
1 1, 1867, ^t Iroquois. 
tn r ii. John Milton Williams Fisk, b. Feb. 6, 1857, at Wilton. 
•g \ iii. Anna Lily Bailey Fisk, b. Feb. 6, 1857, at Wilton ; d. Aug. 
H ( 19, 1867, at Iroquois. 

iv. Thomas Grange Williams Fisk, b. Sept. 2, 1859, at Iroquois. 
Maria Christina or Christianna, b. Dec. 18, 1837 ; d. Sept. 29, 1882, 
at Wilton ; m. April 25, 1864, Wesley Farrott, and had issue 

i. Mary Ethel Parrott, b. at Wilton, June 27, 1865 ; m. March 
7, 1886, Orange Coleman Storms, and has issue Harold 
Storms, b. July 29, 1887. 
ii. Milton Fisk Parrott, b. Sept. 2, 1867, at Wilton, 
iii. Francis Pruyn Parrott, b. May 13, 1869, at Wilton; d. there 
Feb. 2 1, 1879. 

1890.] Pruyn Family — American Branch. j2q 

iv. Laura Jane Parrott, ) ^ • •> r\ . o o . Mtr-, 
V. Lillian Parrott, \ ^'"''''' ^- ^^^^ ^' '^^2, at Wilton, 

vi. Olive Fairfield Parrott, b. at Wilton, May 18, 1875. 


(367) John Matthias® Pruyn {Francis^ John^ Francis", Arent,'' Frans 
Jansen^), mentioned in his grandfather (335) John's will as John Tise, 
Tise being an abbreviation of Matthias, was born at Kinderhook, Oct, 
25, 1806. He studied at the Kinderhook Academy and the Lenox 
(Mass.) Academy, and entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
New York, from which he graduated, receiving the degree of Doctor of 
Medicine. He resided at Kinderhook, and was one of the leading phy- 
sicians of his locality. He was a trustee of the Kinderhook Academy 
and of the village of Kinderhook, and was a director in the National 
Union Bank at Kinderhook. He was a member of the State Medical 
Society, and took a deep interest in its proceedings. He d. Feb. 12, 
1866, and is bur. in Kinderhook Cemetery. He married at Oswego, 
May 24, 1837, Margaret Van Schaack, b. at Kinderhook, June 9, 1807; 
d. there, Nov. 9, 1845 (bur. in Kinderhook Cemetery), dau. of Peter Van 
Schaack and Elizabeth Van Alen (m. April 27, 1789), his second wife. 

[Peter Van Schaack, the father of Mrs. Pruyn, b. March, 1747, at 
Kinderhook; d. there Sept. 17, 1832, son of Cornelius Van Schaack, was 
an eminent lawyer and one of the most distinguished men of his 
time. He grad. at King's, now Columbia, College, N. Y., in 1768, 
studied law under William Smith the elder, and at twenty-six years of 
age was appointed sole reviser of the colonial statutes. He was conscien- 
tiously opposed to the American Revolution, and, notwithstanding his 
personal popularity and his intimacy with the most eminent men of the 
country, was summoned before the Committee on Conspiracies at Albany 
in June, 1777, and required to take the oath of allegiance to the Conti- 
nental Congress. He refused, was ordered to Boston within ten days 
and constantly restrained, the authorities refusing even to allow him to 
take his dying wife to New York, In October, 1778, he was banished, 
and went to England, where he remained until 1785. During his stay 
there he met many of the most distinguished scholars and statesmen of 
England. Upon his return to the United States he was warmly welcomed 
by his old associates and by people of all parties. He resumed his pro- 
fession and was very successful. From constant study his eyesight became 
impaired, and he was totally blind during his later years. One of the 
features of his career was the number of students that were educated 
under his teaching for the bar. They numbered more than one hundred, 
and at the age of eighty-two he had two students under him. He was a 
man of general information, well versed in polite literature as well as 
legal lore, a fine classical scholar, and a brilliant conversationalist. His 
residence at Kinderhook was the resort of many eminent persons both of 
England and of this country. The record of its gracious hospitality has 
been well preserved in the Magazine of Americatt History for September, 
1878 (Vol. H., p. 513), by an article entitled, "An Old Kinderhook 
Mansion," written by Mr. Van Schaack's son, Henry Cruger Van 

i^To be continued.) 


1 30 sprang. [July, 

By Richard Wynkoop, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The descendants of Daniel "Streing," are numerous and interesting, 
and he and they are worthy to have their history written. The purpose of 
this article is to clear away the rubbish, and lay a foundation upon which 
some one of the Strang blood may build. The late Rev. Dr. Charles W. 
Baird, of Rye, whose wife was of the Strang family, led the present writer 
to authentic sources of information. 

The name was originally spelled Streing. It so appears, on the Con- 
tinent, in England, and in these United States ; and the progenitor of the 
family, in this country, so wrote it. But, in English, the spelling Strang, 
represented very nearly the French sound, and supplanted the French 

An old manuscript, imputed to John Strang, of Peekskil, a lawyer, 
was communicated to the Record, in 1871, by Dr. Baird, and was 
published in Vol. II, pp. 179-186. It gives with fulness the history of 
the immigrant, and of his immediate descendants ; but it is inaccurate 
at some points, and it seems to blend conjecture with tradition, as if all 
were tradition. It assumes that " I'estrange" was the proper spelling, 
although the immigrant did not use that form : and it states that he, and 
his wife, ''had been educated in their religious tenets in the Episcopal 
faith," although the French Huguenots were Presbyterians and Calvinists, 
and hated prelacy, under any name.^ The family name of his wife is there 
given as Hubert, and she is said to have been daughter of Francis Hubert 
and Levina his wife, citizens of Paris. This could not have been so, 
unless she was a widow when Streing married her ; for, in the records 
of the church " Du Saint Esprit," New York, her name appears as Le 

An other old manuscript, with the initials " F. N.," found at Peeks- 
kil, has the name spelled " d'Estrange, " throughout, and its second 
paragraph is as follows : "It has by some been understood that the name 
is de la Strange, but no name of that kind by the letters or spelling is to 
be ascertained ; but there are recent instances of the name of d'Estrange 
in France; the French pronunciation of both in the English are so 
very similar that it is rather uncertain which it be ; the English is Strang, 
by the French pronunciation." This manuscript is shorter than the other, 
but, so far as it goes — and it omits only the statement as to the source of 
information — it is very nearly identical with the other, even in language ; 
it is evident that the two had a common origin. The " F. N." us. is 
probably the junior one. Perhaps the writer had in view the D'Estaing 
family, which furnished a Count, who commanded a French fleet, auxilliary 
to our Patriot forces. 

It is probable that the Immigrant Daniel Streing, was of Orleans, 
France. In the catalogue of the students in the Academic of Geneva, in 
1672, appears the name of Daniel String, Genabensis :^ i. e., of Genabum, 
the Latm name ofOrleans. The Le Mestre family were from that place.'' 
The Thibou family, with which that of Streing was intimately connected, 

* Hist. Tozvns of WestcJiestci', Bolton, 1S81, Vol. I, at p. 636, and elsewhere. 
^ Rev. Dr. Charles W. Baird. 

1890.] Slrang. 

I ".I 

is known to have been from Orleans.^ The Le Maistre family were very 
decidedly Huguenots. They were probably of Orleans. ■= 

Daniel invariably signed his name Streing. He must have been born 
about 1661 ; for his name appears as Daniel Streing, aged 37, in a "List 
of Inhabitants of New Rochelle, Sept. 5, 1698.'* His wife must have 
been born about 1668 ; for she is mentioned, in the same List, as Charlotte, 
aged 30, wife of Daniel Streing. *" He died about 1707, His Will was 
dated Dec. 16, 1706, proven Feb. 11, 1707;'' recorded Vol. 7, p. 288."^ 
His wife died at Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y., about the year 1722.^ Her 
Will is of record in New York City.'' 

Tradition says that he was brought up in mercantile bj.isiness, which 
he began at the age of twenty-two years ; and that he married at about 
that time ; and that his wife's parents were then citizens of Paris. It is 
further said that, soon after that time, he engaged in mercantile business 
in company with Gabriel Hubert. Then, in 1685, the protective Edict 
of Nantes was repealed, and Streing and Hubert escaped to London, where 
the former procured a Lieutenancy in the Guards of James H, and the latter 
engaged in mercantile business. (King James was no friend to the exiles, 
nor to the Reformation ; but he dissembled his purpose of compelling his 
kingdom to conform to Papal prelacy.) They left property in France, and 
it was confiscated, and Mrs. Streing was reduced to distress. Failing to 
get relief, or to escape in any other way, she made a pretext to go beyond 
the gate, for wood, or some other necessary thing, and deposited her son, 
aged about two years, as a pledge for her return. So she escaped, and 
rejoined her husband in England. (About the year 1740, a person, who 
represented himself to be this unfortunate son, made his appearance in 
this country, and claimed relationship ; but his identity was questioned, 
and he declared his purpose to return to France, and obtain evidences ; 
but he is not known to have come again to this country.) About the 
year 1688, Streing sold his commission in the Guards, and with his 
family, and other Protestant refugees, embarked for America, and arrived 
at New York City, and proceeded thence to New Rochelle, where they 
settled themselves. Streing obtained a lot in the village, and lived upon 
the same ; he also had a farm, and became a farmer and grazier. This 
business, which was new to him, was not successful ; so, without aban- 
doning it, he engaged in mercantile business also, for a few years. Then 
he removed to Rye, where he became innkeeper as well as storekeeper, 
and farmer; and there he died. He had land also at The White Plains. '^ 
[Quaere — named from some plant.?] 

In a letter of March 21, 16S8, of James II, addressed to the Attorney- 
General or Solicitor-General, authorizing the issuing of warrants of 
denization, to French exiles, appear the names of "Daniel Streing, Char- 
lotte, wife, Peter, Matthew, Mary, and Anne, children."^ None of these 
children have been identified in this country ; and there was a Mary 
Prudence, born subsequently. Perhaps the Mary was an adopted daughter, 
who became Mrs. "Gilliot. '"* The other children may have been left be- 

i^Rev. Dr. Charles W. Baird. 

"^French Prot. Exiles, Agnew, Vol. II, p. 180. 

^ Hist. Toivns of Westchester Co. Vol. II, page 6^3 — Slrang chart. 

^ N. V. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. II, p. 183. 

N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. II, pp. 179, iSo, 181, 184, 1S5. 
^French Protestant Exiles, Agnew, Vol. VI, p. 60. 
^ N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. 11, p. 1S3. 


Strang. [J^lyj 

hind with relations ; although that is not probable, for tradition would 
have preserved the fact. Or there may have been a confusion of parentage. 
There was another line of Streings in London, of which was David, who 
was an Elder of one of the French churches in London, in 1699, 
and later.'' 

Daniel Streing was a member of the Reformed French Church [at 
New Rochelle], and in his later years a Ruling Elder. He was a Justice 
of the Peace, and a lieutenant of infantry, while in New Rochelle. The 
writing and style of two or three documents, from his pen, indicate 
superior intelligence and culture.'' When " the principals of this new 
colony "of New Rochelle, in 1690, were required to nominate two can- 
didates for tiie vacant office of Justice of the Peace, they named *' Mr. 
Straing, " as the only one, who met the required qualificaiionof a knowl- 
edge of the English Tongue.' 

In 1693, as hlder of the Church at New Rochelle, he signed his name 
Daniel Streing.-* But on the 13'^ of April 1705, as a witness to an in- 
strument, his name appears, at Rye, as Daniel Strang.'' Either he had 
then accepted the Anglicising of his name, or the print does not produce 
his name with literal accuracy. He removed to Rye in 1697 ; accordmg 
to Bolton. 

He had great antipathy to the Catholics, so that, upon recounting, or 
calling to mind, the cruelties, hardships and sufferings, which he had him- 
self experienced from them, or had seen inflicted upon other Protestants, 
in France, he would be aroused almost to phrensy, and would be scarcely 
able to restrain his passion, and refrain from violence when any of them 
was in company with him.' 

Children of Daniel Streing, and of Charlotte Le Mestre. 

[Note. — The children mentioned as denizened abroad, are omitted 
at this point, because no trace of them has been discovered in this 
country. ] 

2. Louison, (Louisa) — called Lucy, in the tradition. She is called 
'^ eldest daughter," in the Will of her mother. She must have been older 
than Daniel, for she had a child baptized in 1702, when Daniel was only 
ten years old.'' 

Her husband was Jean David, The record of baptism of two of their 
children, is in the church " Du Saint Esprit," New York City : Jer.n, b. 
Dec. 23, 1702, and Daniel, b. Dec. 10, 1704. These grandchildren are 
not mentioned in the Will of Charlotte Streing ; but that Will does 
mention Louison and Charlotte, David, "the children of my eldest 
daughter Louison Fargee." The name, Fargee, suggests a second mar- 

The name of Jean David is given in a list of the inhabitants of the 
Island of Saint Christopher, probably in 1671. He represented one of the 
best families of La Rochelle ; a family not less distinguished by reason of 

b Rev. Dr. Charles W. Baird. 

'^ Hist, of Toivns of Westchester Co., Vol. II, p. 304. 

^ Hist, of the 7^07uns of Westchester Co., Vol. I, pp. 606, 607. 

^ Hist, of the Towns of Westchester Co., Vol. II, p. 143. 

^ N. V. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. II, p. 182. 

1890.] Straftg. 


the positions which its members have filled, than eminent for the services 
it had rendered. He came to New York after the revocation of the Edict 
of Nantes."" 

Louison went with her husband to one of the West India islands, and 
they settled there. Some of her descendants subsequently resided in 
the City of Philadelphia, and were very opulent." Louison is not men- 
tioned in the " List of Inhabitants of New Rochelle, Sept. 5, 1698 ; but 
she may then have been already married, and have ceased to be a mem- 
ber of Daniel Streing's household.^ 

3. Penelope, b. about 1687 ; for in the List of 1698, above men- 
tioned, her age is given as eleven years, and she is there called Clorean, 
i. e., Clorinda.'' 

She was married to Samuel Purdy, of White Plains, third son of 
Francis Purdy, who died, at Fairfield, Conn., in 1658.° 

4. Daniel, b. about 1692 ; for he is mentioned as aged six in the 

List of 1698, above cited." He married Phebe Purdy, dau. of 

Purdy, of Rye Neck [perhaps, her father was Joseph, s. of Samuel, 
above named]. The wife died in 1761. 

Daniel removed to White Plains, upon a farm acquired by his father, 
as one of the patentees. About the year 1744, he settled in the Manor of 
Courtlandt. He procured three farms — indeed it is said that he had one 
for each of his children, but this may mean sons — from Col. Philip Ver- 
planck. The "Half farm" he occupied him.self. He settled his son 
Daniel upon the "Saw Mill farm," who occupied it for a time, and then 
sold it. The third farm was upon a ridge, north of his own, and was 
once possessed by Benjamin Field. Upon this he settled his son Fran- 
cis.' He also procured a farm upon Stony Street, where Caleb Morgan 
subsequently lived. This he intended for his son Gabriel ; but he died 
before settling him upon it.^ [Perhaps it was the death of Gabriel which 
prevented the settlement.] 

5. Charlotte, b. about 1693 ; mentioned as aged five in the List of 

1698. She was second wife of Roger Park, whose first wife was 

Vowles. He was living at Harrison's Purchase in 1729.'' 

6. Gabriel, b. May 7, bap. May 17, 1696, Church Du Saint Esprit ; 
mentioned as aged two in the List of 1698 ; '^ m. in England and had a 
son, William ; married again after the death of his first wife. 

About the year 1720 the Regent of France made proclamation that, 
upon the personal application of the refugees, or of their personal repre- , 

sentatives, their confiscated estates would be restored to them. Mrs. y' 

Streing, then a widow, aided by Mr. Simpson, a Hebrew merchant of New 
York, sent her son Gabriel to make the application. He was reported to 
have secured a considerable part of the estate ; but his remittances were 
small. He settled himself with Gabriel Hubert, said to be his uncle, in 

About the year 1754 his son William, a lieutenant in the British 
navy, came to America, and spent much time with his relatives here. 
He was stationed at New York. Pie had had a liberal education, and 

b Rev. Dr. Charles W. Baird. 

"" The Huguenot Emigration to America, Baird, Vol. I, pp. 211, note; 283, 288. 
"yV. V. Gen. and Bio g. Record, Vol. II, p. 183. 
° Hist, of Towns of VVestchestrr Co., Vol. II, pp. 754, 755- 

P A^. Y. Gen. aud Biog. Record, Vol. II, pp. 183, 185 : Bolton's Hist. pp. 155, 
754: " F. A^."ms. 

134 Strang. [Jul}', 

was esteemed a man of good abilities ; but he had a great propensity for 
liquor, which had occasioned the abandonment of the purpose of prepar- 
ing him for the Christian ministry. After his return to England he cor- 
responded with his relatives here. Subsequently he was stationed in the 
East India Seas.'' 

7. Mary Prudence, b. at New Rochelle. Her mother's Will men- 
tions her as "Mary Prudence, youngest daughter."'' She was wife of 
John Budd, of Rye Neck, and before that, of Southold, Long Island ; s. 

of Joseph Budd and of Sarah . They lived first at Rye ; afterward, 

at Roxboro, Morris Co., N. J.' 

8. Henry, mentioned in the Will of his mother, as youngest son. "^ The 
homestead, at Rye, was left to him, by his mother. His wife was Elizabeth 
Kissam of Nassau [meaning Long] Island. 

His wife's Will, dated May 6, 1744, proven May 3, 1764, Albany, 
mentions their children as follows : Daniel ; Elizabeth, wife of Richard 
Van Dyck, of New York ; Hannah ; and Levina.'' 

Third Generation. 
Children 0/ Jean David, and of Louison (2). 

9. Jean, born Dec. 23, 1702 ; bp. Church Du Saint Esprit, New 
York City. He is not mentioned in the Will of his grandmother 

10. Daniel, born Dec. 10, 1704 ; baptism recorded in the same 
church. His grandmother's Will does not mention him."" 

lo''. Petrus, bp. Apl. 23, 1707, Dutch Ch. N; Y., parents, Jan 
David, Lowise Streng. (N. Y. Gen. Rec. XVI, 34.) His grand- 
mother's Will does not name him. 

11. Louison (Louisa). Her grandmother's Will mentions her as 
"Louison David, child of my eldest daughter, Louison Fargee.'"' 

12. Charlotte. She is mentioned in her grandmother's Will, as 
"Charlotte David, child of my eldest daughter Louison Fargee."'' 

Children of Samuel Pur dy, and of Penelope (3). 

13. Samuel, m. Wineford Griffin. 
14- Henry, m. Mary Foster. 

15. Gabriel, m, Eliza Miller. 

16. Josiah, m. Charity Wetmore, dau. of Rev. James Wetmore ; d. 
about 1755. 

17. Caleb, m. Hannah Brown, dau. of Samuel Brown. 

18. Cnarlotte, m. to Samuel Fowler. 

19. Clara, m. to George Merritt. 

20. Elizabeth, m. to Josiah Fowler. 

(All of the above are from the History of Rye, p. 439.) 

Children of Daniel (4), and of Phebe Purdy. , 

21. Daniel, m. Elizabeth Galpin, dau. of Joseph Galpin, of King 
Street, upon the line of Connecticut.^ 

^ Rev. Dr. Charles W. Baird. 

'^ N. V. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. II, pp. 182-184. 

^Bolton's Hist., Vol. II, pp. 150, 155, 715 : Uist. of Rye, pp. 405, etc. 

s '' F. iV.'' MS. 

1890.] . Slratig. j->r 

22. Francis, m. Elizabeth Hyatt, dau. of John Hyatt, of the Manor 
of Courtlandt, d. at Yorktown, 1816, upward of 90 years of age. ^ 

23. Joseph, b. Feb. 27, 1725; d. Aug. 2, 1794; m. (i), April 16, 
1750, Jemima Budd, daughter of Joseph Budd, of the Manor of Court- 
landt. b. Jan. 26, 1732, d. March 6, 1760; (2), May 18, 1763, Anna 
Haight, dau. of Jonathan Haight, of the same Manor, b. Dec. 12, 
1734, d, June 30, 1796. 

He was in the Provincial Service of the King of Great Britain, in the 
Old French War, of 1757, as lieutenant, under Capt. John Ver Plank, 
and went to the northern frontiers. He returned home, dangerously ill, 
so that he could not make a second campaign.^ 

24. John. He died about the year 1749, while prosecuting studies at 
Newark, N. J., with a view to the ministry.^ 

25. Gabriel, m. Hannah Clements, dau. of Johannes Clements, of 
the Manor of Courtlandt, afterward of the Clove, in the County of""^ 

He also went into the Provincial Service, in the war of 1757, as lieu- 
tenant it seems, under the same Captain, and, at the close of the cam- 
paign returned home, dangerously ill, and did not recover. He died at the 
homestead, the home of his mother.^ 

26. Phebe, m. to Abraham Purdy, of the same Manor.^ Their grand- 
son James H. m. Martha Strang. 

27. Elizabeth, m. to Joseph Sackett, s. of Rev. Samuel Sackett, Pres- 
bvterian minister of Krompond (Crooked pond), now called Yorktown, 
Westchester Co.^ Her husband's tombstone, in the Yorktown graveyard, 
has the inscription : "Born April 18, 1733, and departed this life Dec. 


28. Henry, m, Margaret Hazard, dau. of Thomas Hazard, of the 
Island of Nassau,* May 11, 1761. Henry was born in 1739; d. July 
22, 1802, aged 63, or 1832, aged 93. 

He settled at Yorktown, where he engaged in farming, grazing, butcher- 
ing, tanning, and shoemaking. He was a Captain of the militia. 

During the Revolutionary War, Captain Henry suffered much. He was 
obliged to plow with his gun on his shoulder, while Joseph Sackett, his 
nephew [brother-in-law.?], assisted him, being armed also. One day a 
spy, named Palmer, took him into the woods, pricked him with a bayonet, 
and threatened him with death, if caught again ; but the captor was 
frightened otf. Strang gathered his men, surrounded the wood, cap- 
tured Palmer, and turned him over to the law, and he was hung on Gal- 
lows Hill, as a spy. 

Children of Roger Park, and 0/ Charlotte (5). 

29. Roger, m. Sarah Disbrow, d. Jan. 6, 181 1, aged 80. 

30. Mary, m. to Joshua Purdy. 

31. Sophia, m. to Nehemiah Brown. 

32. Thomas, b. March 8, 1720; m. Jan. i, 1747, Martha Carpenter, 

b. May 21, 1729, daughter of Thomas Carpenter. 

33. Lucy, m. to Moses Husted. 

34. Charlotte, m. to Benjamin Haviland. 

(All from the History of Rye, pp. 431, 432.) 

s"7^. n:' MS. 

tiV. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. II, p. 186. 


136 Strang. [July. 

Children of John Budd, and of Mary Prudence (7). 

35. Daniel, m. Purdy. 

36. Elijah, m. Ursula Sine, 

'i,']. Hannah, m. to Hachaliah Puidy. 

38. Mary, m. to Caleb Horton. 

39. Joseph, m. Budd. 

40. John. 

41. Underhill, d. unmarried. 

42. Sally, m. to Thomas Sawyer. 

43. Gilbert, d. Oct. 14, 1805, aged 85, Surgeon in the British Navy, 

44. Abigail. 

{All from the History of Rye, p. 405.) 

Children of Henry (8), and of Elizabeth Kissam. 

45. Daniel, d. aged q6, m. Mary Hubbs, d. aged 88. 

46. Eliza, m. to Richard Van Dyck. 

47. Hannah, d. Sept. 19, 1784, m. to Gabriel Carman. 

48. Levina, m. to John Woods. 

Fourth Generation. 
Childreyi of fosiah Purdy (16), and of Charity Wetmore. 

49. Seth, m. Phebe Ketchum, of Long Island. 

50. Alethea, m. (i) to Joseph Purdy ; (2) to William Purdy. 

51. Esther, m. to Henry Purdy, of King Street. 

52. Hannah, m. to Josiah Merrit. 

{^History of Rye p. 439-) 

Children of Caleb Purdy (17), and of Ha?t7iah Brown 

53. Caleb, m. Ruth Peck. 

54. Samuel, m. Glorianna Fowler. 

55. Josiah, m. U. Knapp. 

56. Andrew, m. Phebe Merrit. 

57. Nehemiah, m. Elizabeth Burchum. 

58. Sylvanus. 

59. Elias, m. Rachel Merrit. 

60. Caroline. 

61. Hannah. 

62. Lavinia. 

63. Anne. 

{History of Rye, p. 439.) 

Children of Daniel {2 \), and of Ebzabcth Galpm. 

64. Daniel. 

65. Joseph. 

66. Gabriel. 

67. Solomon, m. Elizabeth Cove, of Long Island. 

68. Gerard, m. Lena Briggs. 

69. Mary, m. to Jacob Silleck. 

1890.] Siratig. j->y 

70. Eliza, m. to John Ward. 

71. Hester. 

(All from Strang chart, Bolton s Hist. Vol. II, p. 673.) 

Children of Francis (22), and of Elizabeth Hyatt ^ 

72. John, m. Drusilla Oakley. 
73 Sylvanus. 

74. Joshua, m. Rebecca Sherwood, March 22, 1792." 

75. Daniel, m. Keziah Chapman, Oct. 27, 1789." 

76. Gabriel. 

77. Phebe, m. to Caleb Barton. (Bartow?) 

78. Sally, m. to Jeremiah Mabee. 

79. Hannah, m. to Gilbert Post. 

80. Betsey, m. to Daniel Lane, 

81. Jerusha, m. to Henry Dillingham. 

82. Frances. 

83. Mary. 

Children of foseph (23), andoffemima Budd. 

84. John, b. June 25, 1751, d. Oct. 15, 1829. He was a lawyer, at 
Peekskil. It seems that he was, at one time, a clerk in the office of John 
Jay. The authorship of the " L'Estrange" manuscript is imputed to him, 
by William Nathan I3elcher, M. D., Brooklyn, 1879, by Dr. Baird, and by 
others. (The author of the "F. N." ms. is unknown.) 

85. Gilbert, b. July 5, 1753, d- J^"- 3> ^^25, m. Feb. 5, 1779,'' Esther 
Haviland, daughter of Gilbert. 

86. Underbill, b. April 24, 1756, d, April 19, 181 5, m. March 27, 
1783, Sarah Fowler, daughter of Reuben. 

87. Jemima. 

Children of foseph (23), and of Amia Haight. 

88. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1764, m. Samuel (or Scudder) Waring, son of 
Jonathan Waring, of Stannage, Conn. 

89. Deborah, b. Aug. 20, 1765 ; d. Aug. 10, 1787. 

90. Jemima, b. May 3, 1767 ; d. Oct. 13, 1848 ; m. July 27, 1800, to 
Stephen Brown, b. Feb. 23, 1767, d. May 2, 1831, at the house of James 
Burling, at Harrison's Purchase, while attending a quarterly meeting of 
the Friends. He was son of Nathaniel, by a second wife. 

Mrs. Brown was a firm Presbyterian, and a woman of rare spiritual 
and intellectual gifts. For many years she was physically unable to move 
about the house, and it was a pleasure to the present writer, and to 
others, to sit beside the quiet easy chair, and listen to her conversation. 

91. Samuel, physician at Peekskil, b. Nov. 18, 1768 ; d. Jan. i, 1832 ; 
m. Dec. 31, 1795 (or 1796), Catharine White, b. May 30, 1778, d. Dec. 
30, 1832, daughter of Ebenezer White, physician, and of Helena Bartow. 
The tombstones of Samuel and his wife are in the graveyard of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Peekskil. 

" Constant's diary, per Dr. Baird. 

138 Strang. [July, 

Their oldest child, Joseph White Strang (commonly known as 
" White Strang," to distinguish him from another Joseph, who had a dark 
complexion), m. Elizabeth Alorgan Belcher ; and their fourth child, 
Lydia> Belcher, is the wife of the present writer. 

Margaret Eliza, eldest child of Theodosius, ninth child of Samuel, is 
the widow of Rev. Dr. Charles W. Baird. 

Children 0/ Gabriel (25) and 0/ Hannah Clements. 

92. Gabriel. 

93. William. 

Children of Henry (28) ajid of Margaret Hazard. 

94. Thomas, b. April 2, 1763 ; d. July 29, 1851 ; m. (i) Elizabeth 
Sammis ; (2) Abby Brown. He was commonly known as "Squire 
Strang, " and nearly as often as "Uncle Tommy." The whole popu- 
lation of Yorktown was so intermixed by marriages that the old men were 
called "Uncle," even by persons not related to them, who adopted 
almost unconsciously the appellative which was in their ears constantly. 

The " Squire " was a good man, full of dogmatism, which was offset 
with piety, good nature, and strong common sense. He was respected 
and influential, and he only could influence his brothers, who were not 
easily impressible. 

95. Ann ("Nancy"), b. Sept. 30, 1764; d. Aug. 30, 1834; m. 
Aug. 16, 1785, to Daniel Horton, of Rye, b. Feb. 22, 1766. 

96. Elizabeth ("Betsey"), b. Sept. 3 or 13, 1766 ; d. Dec. 6, 1857, 
or Nov. 6, 1858; m. Nov. 17, 1792, to Seth Whitney. 

97. Sarah ("Sally"), b. Aug. 7, 1768 ; d. March 11, i860 or 1866. 

98. Ebenezer, b. March 11, 1770; d. Nov. 5 or 9, 1865 ; m. (i) 
Nov. 10, 1795, Jemima Conklin ; (2) Hannah, her sister. 

99. Daniel, b. May 18, 1772 ; d. May 2, 1869 ; m. (i) March 13, 
1796, Sarah Rider ; (2) Sarah Hutchins. 

100. Nathaniel, b. July 18, 1774 ; d. Nov. 6, 1864 ; m. Sarah Lent, 
b, Dec. 25, 1780, d. July 29, 1855. 

loi. Phebe, b. Dec. 28, 1776 ; d. Jan. 9, 1856 ; m. Dec. 13, 1802, 
to Ammi Keeler. 

102. Hannah, b. March 13, 1778 ; d. March 13, 1865 ; m. Jan. 8, 
1801, to Daniel Baldwin, d. Jan. 24, 1842. 

103. Henry, b. Sept. 3, 1781 ; d. Nov. 26, i860; m., 181 8, Catharine 
Adriance, d. 1854, daughter of Rem Adriance, of Fishkil, and of Cath- 
arine . 

104. Margaret, b. Dec, 6, 1783 ; d. July 22, 1822 ; m. May 10, 1808, 
to Ebenezer Wood. 

105. John Hazard, b. June 7, 1785 ; died Sept. 20, 1878 ; m. Sept. 
20, 1812, Elizabeth Ann Purdy, b. June 23, 1792, d. July 4, 1843, 
daughter of Alvan Purdy, and of Lydia Hunt. 

He was commonly known as "Uncle Hazard." He was a man of 
strong feelings, and of indissoluble friendships, a firm friend of the present 
writer, and of his father, who was " Uncle Hazard's " pastor. 

106. Martha, b. March 26, 1787 ; d. Aug. 15, 1879 ; m. May 8, 
1 8 10, to James H. Purdy, d. July, 1874, son of Lydia Hunt, and of 

1890.] Strang, j ^n 

Alvan Purdy, who was son of Abraham Purdy, and of Phebe (26). See 
an article in the N'ew York Observer, Sept. 11, 1879, entitled " A Re- 
markable Family," signed " H.," commendatory of this Purdy, and of 
his brother, and of his wife and her family. 

Children of Roger Park (29) and of Sarah Disbrow. 

107. Jesse or Justus, m. Phebe Sawyer. 

108. Disbrow. No issue. 

109. Anna, m. to Lemuel Jagger. 
-no. John. No. issue. 

111. Sarah, m. to Thomas McCollum. 

112. Lavinia, m. to Bilha Theall. 

{History of Rye, p. 432.) 

Children of Thomas Park (30) and of Martha Carpenter. 

113. Thomas, b. Dec. 11, 1747; died young. 

114. Joseph, b. Oct. 10, 1750 ; m. . 

115. Mary, m. Nehemiah Purdy; b. Aug. 24, 1752. 

116. Roger, b. July 11, 1754; m. (1) Elizabeth Lyon; (2) Sarah 


117. Hannah, b. March 18, 1756. Unmarried. 

118. Daniel, b. Nov. 27, 1758 ; m. Emma Knapp. 

119. Stephen, b. Aug. 17, 1761. Unmarried. 

120. Thomas, b. Aug. 17, 1761, twin ; m. Nancy Lyon. 

121. Timothy, b. April 27, 1766; m. (i) Anna Sniflfin ; (2) Arna 


[History of Rye, p. 432.) 

Children of Joseph Budd (39) arid of Budd. 

122. Shubael. No issue. 

123. John, m. ; d. 1869, aged 77. 

124. Mary, m. Joseph Budd. 

{History of Rye, p. 405.) 

Children of Daniel (45) and of Mary Hubbs, 

125. Daniel, of New York, m. Eliza Taylor. 

126. Joseph, m. Anne Theall. 

127. John, of New York, m. Sarah Gedfield. 

128. Henry, of Rye, m. Eliza Reynolds. 

129. William, of Rye, m. Mary Barton. [Bartow?] 

130. Elizabeth ("Betsey"), m. to Gilbert Brown. 

131. Levina, m. to Benjamin Crocker. 

(Strang chart, in Bolton's History.) 
Here the work is left for amendment, amplification and extension 
by some other hand. 

I AQ A^o/es and Queries. [July, 


Proceedings of the Society. — At the meeting held April nth an address, on 
"Gen. John Paterson," written by Mr. William H. Lee, was read by Prof. Thomas 
Egleston, of Columbia College. Gen. Paterson, who was an ancestor of Prof. Egles- 
ton, was an important figure in the Revolution, a close personal friend of Washing- 
ton and a member of his staff. Although comparatively little known to us now, he 
deserves to be well remembered of posterity, and this paper, which is published in 
the Record, will serve to establish his fame. After Prof. Egleston had concluded, 
the Society had the pleasure of listening to some very interesting remarks from 
Rev. Dr. Newland Maynard. 

May gth. Col. Woolsey Rogers Hopkins, in an address entitled " Two Old New 
York Houses," wove a chapter of history and romance about two old colonial resi- 
dences in State Street, Nos. 6 and 7. This will also appear in the Record. 

On June 13th, the last meeting of the Society for the season, Mr. Thomas C. 
Cornell, of Yonkers, read a paper on " Capt. Thomas Willett, First Mayor of New 
York City." This paper showed a vast deal of historical and genealogical research, 
and is a valuable contribution to the story of the beginnings of our municipality. 

At these several meetings, the following were elected members of the Society: 
Gerald N. Stanton, James H. Smith, William B. Ogden, AUston Gerry, Maj.-Gen. 
O. O. Howard, Prof. Henry Coppee, John Schuyler, Killaen Van Rensselaer, Miss 
Ann E. Hasbrook, J. Levitt Pike, J. D. Flower, Hamilton R. Fairfax, George A. 
Hearn, and Josiah C. Pumpelly. 

The first meeting in the autumn will be held on the evening of Friday, October 
loth, at which an address will be delivered by Mr. I. C. Pumpelly. 

At a meeting of the Executive Committee, held on Friday, March 2S, 1890, the 
chairman announced the death of James R. Gibson, Jr., sometime a member of the 
Executive Committee, and its secretary; and he offered the following resolutions, 
which were unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That this Committee have heard with sorrow of the death of their late 
associate, Mr. James R. Gibson, Jr. 

Resolved, That they desire to place on their records their testimony of the great 
value of his services in their Committee and in the Society. 

Resolved, That they will hold in high estimation, his ability and enthusiasm as a 
genealogist, and the honesty and thoroughness with whicli he pursued his investiga- 

Resolved, That a copy of this minute be sent to Mrs. Gibson, and to the Record 
for publication. 

The names and addresses of the eldest male posterity, if any, of the following 
Officers of the Revolution would be gladly received by John Schuyler, Sec- 
retary of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati, 63 William Street, New 
York City : 

Thomas F. Jackson, Lieutenant 2d Light Dragoons, Aide to Lord Stirling. 

James Johnston, Lieutenant 2d N. Y. Regiment. 

Nathaniel Lawrence, Lieutenant 2d North Carolina Regiment. 

George Leaycraft, Lieutenant N. Y. Artillery ; died 1811, 

Henry Emanuel Lutterloh, Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster-General. 

Daniel McLane, Lieutenant Massachusetts Artillery. 

Peter Magee, Lieutenant 1st N. Y. 

Samuel Mansfield, Captain N. Y. Artillery ; died 1810. 

John Marsh, Ensign ist N. Y. ; died 1798. 

Elihu Marshall, Captain 2d N. Y.; died 1806. 

Daniel Menema, Surgeon 2d N. Y. 

Andrew Moodie, Captain 2d N. Y.; died 17S7. 

Joseph Morrell, Ensign ist N. Y. 

Peter Nesteli, Captain N. Y. Artillery; died 1817. 

Nathaniel Norton, Captain 4lh N. Y. ; died 1837. 

Henry Pawling, Captain 2d N. Y.; died 1825. 

Robert Pemberton, Captain Spencer's Regiment ; died 1821. 

William Peters, Ensign 2d N. Y. 

Richard Piatt, Major, Aide to McDougall ; died 1830. _ 

1890.] Notes and Queries. 1^1 

William Price, Lieutenant 3d Massachusetts Artillery ; died 1790. 

Abner Prior, Surgeon's Mate 2d N. Y. 

Thomas Randall, Captain 3d Massachusetts Artillery ; died 1811. 

Wilhelmus Ryckman, Lieutenant ist N. Y. 

Israel Smith, Captain 2d N. Y. ; died at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Isaac Smith, Lieutenant N. Y. Artillery. 

John Stake, Lieutenant (Van Heer's) Light Dragoons. 

James Stewart, Captain 5th N. Y. 

Wm, Strachan, Lieutenant N. Y. Artillery. 

Bernadus Swartwout, Ensign 2d N. Y. ; died 1824. 

Cornelius Swartwout, Captain-lieutenant N. Y. Artillery. 

George Sytez, Captain 1st N. Y.; died 1819. 

Samuel Tallmadge, Lieutenant 2d N. Y. 

Adam Ten Broeck, Ensign 1st N. Y. 

Henry Tiebout, Captain ist N. Y. ; died 1826. 

John Trumbull, Colonel, Adjutant-General N. D. ; died 1843. 

Cornelius Van Dyck, Lieutenant-Colonel 1st N. Y., of Albany, N. Y. 

Bartholomew Vanderburgh, Ensign 2d N. Y. 

Rudolphs Van Hoevenbargh, Lieutenant 2d N.Y. ; died 1826 at Kinderhook, N.Y. 

Tunis Van Wagenen, Lieutenant 2d N. Y. 

Peter Vosburough, Captain 4th N. Y.; resided in Ulster Co., N. Y. 

Benjamin Walker, Captain 2d N. Y. ; died 1818 at Utica, N. Y. 

James Watson, Captain 3d Connecticut. 

Charles Frederick Weissenfels, Lieutenant 2d N. Y. 

Michael Wetzell, Lieutenant 2d N.Y. 

Andrew White, Lieutenant 2d N. Y.; died 1805. 

Jacob Wright, Captain 2d N. Y., of Jamaica, L. I. 

Ephraim Woodruff, Lieutenant 2d N. Y., of New Jersey; died 1820. 

In the May No. of the Magazine of Ametica7i Histoy there was an engi-aved 
portrait of Philip Livingston, the Signer, which is stated by the writer of the 
accompanying descriptive sketch as "from a valuable painting in the possession of 
Col. S. Van Rensselaer Cruger, and is said to be the only correct likeness of the 
sagacious patriot after he had passed middle life." This Mr. Wm. Alfred Jones, 
now residing at Norwich, Connecticut, a great-grandson of the Signer through the 
maternal line, conceived to be an error, and wrote to Mrs. Lamb a detailed account 
of the reasons for his correction of the mistake. Colonel Cruger is doubtless 
fully impressed with the authenticity of his portrait of the Signer as an original, but 
whether the original seems open to a question. 

In justice to his brother's memory, Mr. Jones submitted a statement of which we 
give the essential points, and which appeared called for to correct the mistake occur- 
ring in a periodical of the authoritative character of the Magazine of American His- 

Dr. Philip Livingston Jones, of Brooklyn, L. I., presented to the Long Island 
Historical Society, a year or two before his death (1SS3), a portrait of Philip 
Livingston, his maternal great-grandfather, which came to him by inheritance from 
his uncle, J. T. Jones. From this portrait an engraving was made to illustrate the 
biographical sketch in " Sanderson's Lives of the Signers," 1820. It is there stated as 
"from an original painting in the possession of J. T. Jones, Esq., of New York." 

Seventy years have passed, and this original has been considered the counterfeit 
presentment of this distinguished patriot. It has little value as a work of art com- 
pared with the masterly portraits of Copley and Stuart, but presumably a good like- 
ness. A copy of this (a crayon drawing) was given by Mr. W. A. Jones to the library 
of our society, as well as a miniature of Edward Livingston, supposed to be from 
the pencil of Vanderlyn. 

In 1876 Mr. Jones was present as an invited guest in Philadelphia to the Centen- 
nial, and for the first time saw a portrait of the Signer which was claimed to be the 
original. Could this have been sent by Colonel Cruger, or was it a third portrait ? 

As a probable explanation of this confusion of claims to authenticity, we learn 
from Mr. Jones that the late Mrs. Gould, of Albany, suggested to him that pcssibly 
three portraits of Philip Livingston had been painted for his three daughters, but that 
this formerly owned by J. T. Jones was the original, from which copies were made 
or three distinct portraits were painted. 

No one who knew the late Dr. Philip Livingston Jones would imagine for a mo- 

1^2 Notes and Queries. [J^lyj 

ment that he could knowingly palm off a copy for an original. Neither is it to be 
imagined that Colonel Cruger would assert this to be the authentic original portrait, 
if he knew of the existence of the picture now owned by the Long Island Historical 
Society, and from which the engraving was made seventy years ago. 

Mrs. Lamb has condensed with judgment and impartiality the statement of Mr. 
Jones, which we believe to be accurate and fully supported by facts. 

John Rogers, of this city, the sculptor of the well-known statuette groups, has 
recently completed a full-length plaster cast of John Eliot. It represents the 
apostle preaching to the Massachusetts Indians, and is alike admirable in sentiment, 
expression, and execution. Figures of an Indian warrior and a young woman are also 
introduced, which tend to indicate and emphasize the significance of Eliot's noble 
work among the red men. His figure is nine feet in height, arrayed in the Baxter 
gown of 1690 over the tunic, with one hand pointing to heaven, while in the other he 
holds the Indian Bible, which is erroneously represented with clasps. Among the 
hundred or more known copies of the Eliot Bible are many in the original binding, 
but none of these, so far as I am aware, has rnetal clasps, as represented by Mr. 
Rogers. These can of course be easily removed before the statue is copied in marble 
or cast in bronze. The petition of John Radcliff to the commissioners met at 
Hartford in 1664, that the price paid for binding the Indian Bible be increased from 
2s. 6d. : " as under to 3s. 4d. or 6d, p. booke I can not binde them to live comfortably 
upon it, one Bible being as much as I can compleat in one day and out of it find Thred, 
Glew, Pasteboard and Leather Claps, and all which I cannot suply my selfe for one 
shilling in this Country." These claps were probably narrow strips or thongs of 
leather which were tied, preventing the book opening. It is, I think, obvious that 
one shilling would not pay for metal clasps in addition to the leather and other 
material used in binding the Bible. j. G. w, 

April 20th, the Sunday following the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, the 
Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution had their first annual sermon 
in old Christ Church, Philadelphia, perhaps one of the most historic churches in the 
country. The Rev. Geo. Woolsey Hodge, a member of the Society, preached an elo- 
quent sermon from the text, ist Kings, 8th chapter, 57th verse : " The Lord our God 
be with us as he was with our fathers." Five clergymen took part in the services — 
the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Foggo, Rev. Dr. Buchannan, Rev. Alfred Langdon Elwyn, 
and the Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Garrison, The members of the Society of the Cincin- 
nati, the Loyal Legion, and the City Troop, in their brilliant uniform, attended. The 
procession was led by the president. Major William Wayne, who is also president 
of the Cincinnati, and Mr. Frederick S. Tallmadge, president of the New York 
Society of Sons of the Revolution. These gentlemen sat in Washington's pew. 
All the members of the societies, including two of the clergymen, Mr. Hodge and 
Mr. Elwyn, wore their decorations. The church was beautifully draped with flags 
and the tricolor. It was a memorable and historic occasion. The choir began the 
services with the hymn, '•Onward! Christian soldiers!" and closed with "My 
country, 'tis of thee," during which the military and the various societies left the 

The American Philosophical Society, the most ancient society of men of 
science, letters, and useful knowledge in the United States, founded by Benjamin 
Franklin in 1743, commemorated the one-hundredth anniversary of the death of its 
" Illustrious Founder and First President" on April 17th at Philadelphia. The fol- 
lowing committee of arrangements was appointed for this commemoration: Dr. 
Charles A. Oliver, chairman; Henry Phillips, Jr., Arthur Biddle, William John 
Potts, Dr. William H. Greene. The five addresses delivered on the occasion by 
eminent speakers from different parts of the country are an interesting contribution 
to Franklin literature, showing the estimation of the character of the most typical 
American of the eighteenth century in the light of the nineteenth. A sketch of 
Franklin's biography was given by Prof. John Bach McMaster, of the University of 
Pennsylvania ; his association with the Society, by the venerable President Frederick 
Fraley, now in his eighty-seventh year ; his literary labors, by Prof. G. Brown tioode, 
of the Smithsonian Institution ; as a scientific man, by Prof. John W. Holland, of 
the Jefferson University, Philadelphia ; as a diplomat, by Prof. Henry M, Baird, of 
the University of the City of New York. These interesting additions to the most 
popular American biography it is proposed to publish in a memorial volume. 

1890.] Noles and Queries. 


Between the Battery and the Harlem River, according to the newly-published 
New York City Directory for 1S90, there are now living such a large collection of 
literary lights as even Boston has never dared hope to possess. Here are some of the 
members of this colony : John Milton, Joseph Addison, Francis Bacon, Robert Burns, 
William Cowper, Charles Lamb, Thomas Moore, Alexander Pope, Matthew Arnold, 
Jane Austen, Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Lindley 
Murray, Walter Scott, John W^esley, James F. Cooper, Charles Dickens, George 
Eliot, J. T. Headley, Margaret Fuller, William E. Gladstone, Edwin Arnold, George 
Bancroft, William C. Bryant, and J. G. Holland. New York seems to be even more 
conspicuous as a place of abode for ex-Presidents. Among the residents of the 
city are to be found George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James 
Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, 
William H. Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, 
A. Lincoln, U. S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison. 

On June 12, 1640, eight hardy young Englishmen landed upon the shores of Long 
Island where now the village of Southampton stands. They had emigrated from 
England a year or two before to Lynn, Mass., and, being desirous of escaping the 
too strict government of the Massachusetts Puritans, set sail in a sloop in search of 
new fields. ■ The names of these earliest white sealers of Eastern Long Island were 
Howell, Farrington, Halsey, Howe, Sayre, Cooper, Needham, and Walton. Shortly 
afterward the land comprising the present town of Southampton was deeded to the 
eight sectlers by the Shinnecock Indians for sixty bushels of corn and forty coats. On 
Thursday, June 12, the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of this event was appro- 
priately celebrated at Southampton. Among the many visitors were a {^w remaining 
Indians of the Shinnecock tribe that originally owned the land upon which the town 
stands. j. G. W. 

Notes from a graveyard, five minutes' walk from the Erie railway station at Ramapo, 
N. Y., Rockland Co. — Zebedee Wood, b. June 23, 1775 d. Jan. 17, 1857 " He 
rests from his labors." Solomon S. Humphrey d. Mar. 24, 1837, se 44. his wife 
Martha Hill Humphrey d. Jan. 19, 1829 in her 29 year. Pierson and Colt are 
common names in this burial place. The village is owned principally by a Mr. 

T. M. Bancroft, 

P. O. Box 382, N. Y. 

The following-named persons have already subscribed for the first volume of the 
Records of the Dutch Church of New York, announced elsewhere for early publica- 
tion, price ten dollars : Jas. Grant Wilson, Samuel Burhans Jr., Gerritt H. Van 
Wagenen, Thomas C. Cornell, Samuel S. Purple, William P. Robinson, Edward F. 
de Lancey, Edmund A. Hu^ry, and Thomas G. Evans. Subscribers' names will be 
entered on the list in the order in which they are received by the Secretary of the 

A COMPLETE set of portraits of the Presidents of the Society, viz., Dr. Stiles 
Gen. Greene, Mr. Drowne, Mr. De Lancey, and Gen. Wilson, handsomely framed, 
has been given to the society by the last-named gentleman. Arrangements have 
been made to open the library for consultation daily from ten o'clock to five, except 
during the month of August, when it will be closed. 

Of the original fourteen incorporators of the Buffalo Historical Society, founded 
in 1862 by Millard Fillmore (its first president), the last survivor, Lewis F. Allen, 
died recently in that city, where he had lived for more than half a century, aged 
ninety years. He was the first vice-president of the society, in which he always dis- 
played a deep interest. J. G. w. 

Thomson or Thompson, Archibald, m, Jacoba Schuurman. Can any one state his 
parentage? He was of Scotch descent, and probably of the Perth Amboy line. He 
was admitted to the church at New Brunswick, N. J., on confession, Aug. 10, 1741, 
and his wife, Nov. g, 1750. 

61 Quincy St., Brooklyn. Richard Wynkoop. 

Robert Feake, the artist, of Newport, R. I., married Eleanor Cozzens, daughter 
of Leonard and Margaret (Taylor) Cozzens, of Newport, R. I., September 23, 1743. 
It is said that he went to Bermuda for his health, and died there, at the age of forty- 
five years. In what year did he die ? J- J- L. 

j^j^ Book Notices. [Julyj 

For permission to copy the portrait of Gen. John Paterson which accompanies the 
address of William H. I>ee, delivered before the society April ii, 1890, the Publica- 
tion Committee are indebted to the publishers of ^///d'/tJw'j- CyclopiTdia of American 

We have been informed that the portrait of Bishop Moore, now in the posses- 
sion of his great-grandson, Clement C. Moore, is a drawing in water-colors and is 
doubtless a copy of the fine painting in the library of Columbia College. 

New Certificates of Membership have been prepared and will be sent to hon- 
orary and corresponding members of the society. Other members can procure them 
by applying to the secretary. 



The Political Beginnings of Kentucky. By John Mason Brown. With 
a portrait of the author. Filson Club Publication, No, 6. John P. Morton & Com- 
pany, Louisville, iSgo. 

But a short time before his recent and deeply-regretted death, the author of this 
noble quarto volume placed the manuscript in the hands of the printers to the Filson 
Club. It therefore appears just as he left it, and in accordance with his own tasteful 
directions. Colonel Brown's work will greatly change the commonly received polit- 
ical history of Kentucky in more than one important direction, for he thoroughly 
investiigated the British, French, and Spanish intrigues in the West. To accomplish 
this end, he not only examined original printed and manuscript authorities m this 
country, but also secured from foreign archives copies of numerous documents and 
official despatches sent by agents to their governments relating to the formative 
period of Kentucky history. The author left no field unexplored where the glean- 
ings of truth could be obtained, and he has given us a book which will hereafter be 
an authority on the subject so judiciously treated. It may be mentioned that the 
derivation and signification of the word " Kentucky,' so long supposed to mean the 
dark and bloody ground, is really derived from an Iroquois word which means the 
meadow land. Several of the Filson Club publications have been reviewed in these 
columns, and this, the latest of the series, is commended to our readers as the most 
valuable of them all. Its only blemish is the lack of an index. J. G. w. 

Records of the Town of Easthampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co., N. Y., 
WITH other Ancient Documents of Historic Value. 4 vols. 8vo. Sag Harbor: 
John H. Hunt, printer. 1887-1889. 

These volumes contain the records of this energetic community from 1635 to 1849, to- 
gether with historical and statistical introductions by the Hon. Henry P. Hedges, for 
many years county judge and surrogate, now a venerable and respected citizen of 
Sufiblk County. This ancient town retained its isolation and its primitive appearance 
and manners for full two centuries, though of late years, in common with its neighbor- 
ing towns in the soutliern and eastern parts of the island, it has attracted much 
attention from nomadic New Yorkers. It was originally a Puritan settlement of the 
strictest sort, and indeed lias ciianged but little in that respect. The records, which 
appear to be singularly full and complete, contain much curious and interesting read- 
ing. It may be worth mentioning that Easthampton lays claim to the honor of having 
asserted the principle, in 1685, whicii afterward became the watchword of the Revo- 
lution, of no taxation without representation. 

The Diary of William Pvnchon, of Salem. Edited by Fitch Edward 
Oliver. 8vo. Boston : Houghton, Mifilin & Co. 1890. 

William Pynchon, b. 1723. d. 1789, was a native of Springfield, Mass. In 1751, 
two years after graduating at Harvard College, he settled at Salem, where he became 
a lawyer of standing and repute. His diary begins Jan. i, 1776, and ends March 2, 1789, 
twelve days before his death, covers the whole period (with the exception of the year 
1779 and four months of 1780) of the Revolutionary \\'ar, and gives the impressions 
of an intelligent man, who, though his sympathies were, upon the whole, with the 
Loyalists, yet can by no means be regarded as a violent partisan. The diary contains 
many matters of interest not to be found elsewhere, and its value is increased by 

1890.] Donations to the Library. ^A' 

the editor's notes. A characteristic and courteous letter from Nathaniel Hawthorne, 
written in 1851, explains the accident of his having borrowed an honored name for his 
" fictitious purposes in the ' House of the Seven Gables.' " Of course he was wholly 
unaware that the Pynchons had been residents of Salem. 

The Boltons in Old and Nfav England, with a Genealogy of the 
Descendants of William Bolton, of Reading, Mass., 1720. By Charles 
Knowles Bolton. Small 4to, pp. 85. Albany : Joel Munsell's Sons. 1889. 

The author of this handsome book deserves credit for his diligence and modesty ; 
for the one, by reason of the great care with which he has wori<ed out the details, leav- 
ing no unseemly blanks in names or dates, and indulging in no conjecture ; for the 
other, because he begins his book honestly at the beginning, with his known ances- 
tor. A very well written introduction gives an account of the several families of Bol- 
ton in America, as well as of many persons of the name in England. It is easy to see 
that his brief introduction is the result of much careful reading. The arms, as they 
are borne by the New York family, will be found engraved and blasoned in the 
Record, Vol. IX., page i. 

A Skf.tch of the Eliot Family. By Walter Graeme Eliot. New York: Press 
of Livingston Middleditch, 26 Cortlandt Street. 18S7. Crown octavo, flexible covers, 
pp. 157. Press supplement. No. 3, pp. 20. Press supplement, No. i, pp. (2). Illus- 
trated with two pages of portraits in groups, and other illustrations. Two charts. 

Andrew Eliott (so he wrote his surname) left England probably soon after 166S, as 
his name last appears in his native parish of East Coker, Somersetshire, in that year, 
and he was in Beverly, Mass., in 1670. Here he founded a family which has furnished 
many noted men and women. Charles William Eliot, LL.D., President of Harvard 
University, is the most distinguished descendant in our day. The author has pro- 
duced such an excellent work that we read with regret of his determination to retire 
from the field of genealogical research. It is to be hoped that he will soon resume 
his studies, which must hsve been to him a labor of love. 

History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, 
1870-1879. Vol. I. Deerfield, Mass. 1890. 

The original purpose of this society was to collect relics and memorials of the 
early settlers of Deerfield, especially of those who perished in the Indian wars, and to 
build a Memorial Hall. From the list of members and the contents of the book itself, 
one may infer not only that this purpose has been carried out, but that it has 
interested many citizens of Massachusetts besides those who lived in the immediate 
neighborhood. The book is made up of orations, addresses, historical papers, and 
poems by many writers, together with ancient documents ; by this arrangement a vast 
deal of curious and interesting information is broua;ht together. 


From Rufus King. Watertown Epitaphs, by W. T. Harris, LL.B. Boston, 1869 — 
Descendants of Capt. Thomas Brattle, by E. D. Harris. Boston, 1867 — Miscel- 
lanea Genealogicaet Heraldica. Vol. III. J. J. Howard, LL.D., Editor. London, 
1878 — American Genealogical Queries. Newport, 1887 — Report of the Fail fax 
County Historical Society, 1889. Bridgeport — Tanner's Travelling Map of Penn- 
sylvania and New Jersey — Visitors' Guide to Mount Vernon. Washington, 1876 — 
Catalogue of the Psi Upsilon Society. New York, 1864 — Long Island of To-day. 
1884 — Boyd's Westchester County Directory, 1884-85. Passaic, N. J., 1885 — 
Thompson and Fowler's Yonkers City Directory for 1S85-86, 1886-S7. Newburgh — 
Boyd's Yonkers City Directory for 1887-88. Newburgh — Historical Biography of 
the United States. New York, 18S5 — N. Y. Central and Hudson River Railroad 
Business Directory, 1S84-85. Newburgh, 1885. 

From Gerritt H. Van Wagenen, History of Ulster County, N. Y., by Nathaniel 
B. Sylvester. Philadelphia, 1880 — History of Orange County, N. Y., by P2. M. 
Ruttenber and L. H. Clark. Philadelphia, 1881 — Installation of Seth Low, LL.D., 
as President of Columbia College. New York, i8go — Columbia College Bac- 
calaureate Sermon for 1889, by Rt. Rev. H. C. Potter, D.D., LL.D. New 
York, 1889 — Annual Dinner of the Alumni Association of Columbia College. 


Do7tatw?ts to the Library. [July, 1890. 

New York, 1S90 — Centennial Discourse before the Alumni Association of Colum- 
bia College, by Hon. John Jay. New York, 1876 — Inauguration of F. A. P. 
Barnard, LL. D., as President of Columbia College. New York, 1S65 — Sketch 
of the Life and Writings of Sidney Lanier, by Charles N. West, M.A. Savannah, 
Ga., 1888 — Sermon at the Burial of Mrs. Sarah Davis, by Rev. Samuel Buel. 
New York, 1858. 

Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. Reunion of the Sons and Daughters of Newport, R. I,, 
August 23, 1859, by George C. Mason, Newport, 1S59. Life of Sir Isaac Newton, 

V by David Brewster, LL.D., New York, 1840. A memorial of the life and character 
of John W. Francis, Jr., by Henry T. Tuckerman, New York, 1855. Biography 
J. S. T. Stranahan, New York, 1887. Trow's New York City Directory for 18S9. 

From Edmund J. Cleveland. Cleveland Genealogy, 3 copies, by H. G. Cleveland. 
Chicago, 1879 — Sketch of Gen. Moses Cleveland, 4 copies, by H. G. Cleveland. 
Cleveland, 1885 — The Clevelands of Leicestershire, England, 4 copies, by H. G. 

From Thomas G. Evans. In Memory of Charles O'Conor. New York, 1884 — 
Memorial of Chief-Justice Waite. New York, 1890 — A Discourse in Commem- 
oration of Gardner A. Sage, by William Ormiston, D.D. New York, 1883. 

From Henry T. Drowne. Wallabout Prison — Ship Series No. i — by Henry R. 
Stiles, M.D. New York, 1865 — The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 
by John O. Austin. Albany, 1887 — Engraving of Stephen Whitney Phoenix. 

From Ellsworth Eliot, M.D. Centennial Anniversary of the Presbyterian 
Church at Sparta, N. J., by Rev. Theodore F. Chambers. New York, 18S7 — 
St. Augustine, Florida, with view. New York, 1869. 

From Bureau of Education. Honorary Degrees conferred in American Colleges, 
by C. F. Smith, A.M. Washington, 1890 — Rules for a Dictionary Catalogue, by 
Charles A. Cutter. Washington, 1890 — History of Federal and State Aid to 
Higher Education in the U. S., by F. W. Blackmore. Washington, 1890. 

From The Smithsonian Institution. Reports of the Smithsonian Institutior 
Parts I and II, 1886 ; Parts I and II, 1887. 

From Laura Marie Marston. The Marston Genealogy, by Nathan W. Marstor. 
Lubec, Me., 1888. 

From Converse Cleaves, Publisher. Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of 
Dr. George De Benneville, by Rev. Elhanan Winchester. Germantown, 189O. 

From The Huguenot Society. Catalogue of the Huguenot Society Library, by 
Elizabeth G. Baldwin. New York. 1890. 

From R. A. Brock, Secretary Va. Historical Society. Virginia Historical 
Collections. Vols. V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, by the donor. Richmond, Va. 

From Eugene Devereaux. Chronicles of the Plumsted Family, by the donor. 
Philadelphia, 1887. 

From James M. Montgomery. Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Constitu- 
tion, By-laws, and Membership. New York, 1890. 

From Arthur W. PI. Eaton. Arcadian Legends and Lyrics, by the donor. New 
York, 18S9. 

From Maurice Tripet. Fragments Historiques, by Max Diacon et M. Tripet. 
Neuchatel, 1890. 

From Andrew H. Green. The 150th Anniversary of the Greenville Baptist 
Church, Leicester, Mass. Worcester, 1889. 

From American Bar Association. Reports of the American Bar Association. 
Vol. XII, 1889. Philadelphia. 

From William' M. Meigs. Life of Josiah Meigs, by the donor. Philadelphia, 1887. 

From W^ B. Clarke & Co., Publishers. Records of the Town of Plymouth. Vol. 
I, 1636-1705. Plymouth, 1889. 

From Trustees of the Newberry Library. Proceedings of the Trustees of the 
Newberry Library. Chicago, iSgo. 

From Mrs. Julia E. Thatcher. The 250th Anniversary of Old Yarmouth, Mass. 
Yarmouth, 1S89. 

From Mrs. Catherine B. Baetjer. History of the Four Gospels, by Laurence 

From James Gayler, Assistant Postmaster. New York Post OfTice Guide, by 
the donor. New York, 1890. 

From Richard Wynkoop. The Schureman Genealogy, by the donor. New York. 

From Miss Elizabeth C. Jay. ms. Genealogy of David Provoost, 1572-1785. 

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Vol. XXI. NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 1890. No. 4. 


( IViih a Sted Portrait.) 

By R. W. 

The subject of this sketch was a friend to the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, and a historian of original research, and it is 
fitting that some account of him should be given in the Record, to which 
he made valuable contributions. 

Dr. Baird, born August 28, 1828, d. February 10, 1887, was the 
second son of Rev. Dr. Robert Baird and Firmine D. Boisson, the latter 
of French Huguenot blood. He married, July 2, 1861, Miss Margaret 
Eliza Strang, eldest child of a New York merchant, Theodosius Strang, 
and of Eliza Jane Mitchill. His wife, a daughter, Eliza Strang, and 
a son, Robert, survived him. He was graduated at the University 
of the City of New York in 1848, and at Union Theological Seminary 
in 1852 ; was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick in the same 
year, and was by them ordained an Evangelist during his summer vaca- 
tion in the year following. He was chaplain of the American Chapel in 
the City of Rome from September, 1852, until 1854, when he returned to 
these United States, intending to enter upon the pastoral office, but a 
painful affliction of the nerves of the eye kept him from his purpose for 
five years. From 1859 to 1861 he was pastor of a Reformed Dutch 
church, of Bergen Hill, in South Brooklyn, a new organization, where he 
won the affections of the people, as he was accustomed to do wherever he 
lived. In May, 1861, he was installed pastor .of the Presbyterian church 
at Rye, Westchester County, N. Y., and here he labored until his death. 
His Alma Mater conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 
1876. His .names, Charles and Washington, were derived from two 
maternal uncles. 

Dr. Baird was born at Princeton, N. J., and his home was there, or at 
Philadelphia, for seven years. His father was a clergyman of the Presby- 
terian Church, who became widely known through his labors to convert 
Roman Catholic countries, and received evidences of affection and honor 
from men in positions of power and influence in Europe as well as 
America. Six years' residence in Paris and two in Geneva, with the 
attendant acquisition of foreign languages, gave the young Charles a prep- 
aration for the literary research in which he was to engage at a later 
period, and probably enlisted his interest in the subject. He had never 
been indifferent to the Holy Scriptures, nor insensible to his obligations 

1^8 Biographical Sketch of Rev. Dr. C. W. Baird. [Oct., 

as a moral being, but in 1841 inflammatory rheumatism of a severe type, 
occasioned by his lying upon the grass at St. Denis, followed by an affec- 
tion of the heart, which threatened life itself and continued its influence 
while he lived, brought about a distinctive spiritual-mindedness which 
manifested itself throughout his subsequent years. He became an evan- 
gelist among his acquaintances, and made a public confession of his 
faith in the Sixth Street Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dr. Horace Eaton, in 


He had dedicated himself to the Christian ministry, but feeble health 
forbade close study, and he employed his time in reading general liter- 
ature, and in assisting his father by translating French treatises. He 
found some relaxation in the use of a poetic pen which descended to him 
from his mother, and his contribution to the Commencement exercises 
was a poem on " Labor." 

While he was in charge of the chapel at Rome, his gentle manners, 
courteous bearing, and freedom from sectarianism enabled him to hold 
the American and English residents and visitors in entire contentment 
with the exercises of his chapel. 

During the period when the condition of his eyes precluded him 
from pastoral work, he published, in 1S55, his " Eutaxia ; or, The 
Presbyterian Liturgies : Historical Sketches by a Minister of the Presby- 
terian Church " ; and in the year following, '* A Book of Public Prayer, 
Compiled from the Authorized Formularies of Worship of the Pres- 
byterian Church, as Prepared by the Reformers Calvin, Knox, and 
Others." The author withheld his name from the title-pages, no doubt 
because of his innate modesty. He was an advocate for the voluntary 
use of liturgies, and especially for the approval of some one or more, 
which could be accessible, conveniently. The present writer has heard 
Dr. Baird talk earnestly on this subject. 

In his youth Dr. Baird had been familiar with the places conspicu- 
ously identified with the slaughter of the Huguenots by Charles IX. and 
his mother, and when fourteen years old he wrote a historical poem 
called "The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Eve." While he was settled 
at Rye, amid much which recalled the gallantry', fidelity, and sufferings 
of the Huguenots, he preached a Thanksgiving sermon, in 1865, set- 
ting forth the grounds upon which the people should be grateful. A 
call was made upon him for the publication of his discourse, and the 
result was that, after six years' of preparation, his sermon was expanded 
into "The Chronicle of a Border Town : A History of Rye, 1660-1876." 
New York, 1871. After about twelve more years of preparation he gave 
to the public the "History of the Huguenot Emigration to America." 
New York, 1885, This work was to have been followed by an account 
of the distribution of the French Huguenot immigrants in the INIiddle 
and Southern States, and their formative influence upon our people and 
our institutions. No doubt a work of equal interest and value would 
have been produced, but his death intervened. In the preparation for 
his History, correspondents explored for him various archives, and he 
himself made researches in London in 1877 on a special visit for that 

He was Chairman of the Committee on Church Extension, and the 
historian of the Presbytery of Westchester, by appointment ; also the au- 
thor of the " History of Bedford Church " (New York, 1882), into which a 

1890.] Biographical Sketch of Rev. Dr. C. W. Baird. j^g 

discourse grew which had been delivered at the two-hundredth anniver- 
sary of the founding of the Presbyterian Church in the town of Bedford, 
Westchester County. He wrote also a monograph on Pierre Daille ; 
also the "Civil Status of the Presbyterians in the Province of New York ; " 
and prepared other important papers. The present writer found him 
efficient and obliging in directing to authentic sources of information, 
and in contributing information direct. On the 14th of June, 1886, he 
delivered an oration on "The Scholar's Duty and Opportunity," before 
the New York Beta, of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, in the University of 
the City of New York. His last public service, outside of his own pulpit, 
was on the 27th of January, 1887, when he preached the customary ser- 
mon of the Da}^ of Prayer for Colleges before the students of the University 
of the City of New York, by appointment of the Faculty of Arts and 
Science, upon the text: "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst 
after righteousness ; for they shall be filled." He was the author of 
" Lays of the Cross," which appeared in magazines, and from 1848 to 
1 85 1 an editor of the Christian Union and Religious Memorial, a 
monthly publication. In connection with Rev. Dr. Benjamin N. Martin 
he wrote the greater part of " The Christian Retrospect and Register," 

Dr. Baird was a member of many historical societies, including those 
of New York, Long Island, and Virginia ; and he was one of ihe two 
American authors chosen to honorary fellowships by the Huguenot 
Society of London, founded in 1S85 ; his brother, the Rev. Dr. Henry 
M. Baird, was the other American. 

On Saturday, the 5th of February, 1887, he was stricken with cerebral 
apoplexy while employed in the preparation of a sermon for the morrow, 
and afier a few hours became unconscious and so continued for five days, 
and at length he fell into a peaceful sleep — and so he passed over the river. 
The burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, February 15th. In the begin- 
ning of his sickness, in view of his possible decease, he said to his wife : 
" You know that I am ready." 

[The material of the foregoing is derived from a biographical sketch 
by his brother, prefixed to "Memorials of the Rev. Charles W. Baird, 
D.D.," etc., 1888.] 

The memorial utterances at his funeral were such as are rarely 
heard. Said the Rev. Dr. Roswell D. Hitchcock: "We commemorate 
to-day a rounded life, as well as a finished life. We commemorate a 
man, husband, father, citizen. We commemorate to-day a Christian 
scholar, whose written and printed records survive him, and will long 
survive to link his name and his memory with the heroic age in our 
Protestant histor}', irradiated by that Huguenot heroism which has never 
been surpassed. We commemorate to-day a Christian man, of gentle 
blood, of happy birth, of rare opportunities, of careful culture. Even the 
most casual acquaintances, having the slightest intercourse with him, would 
say, ' How gracious.' We commemorate to-day a Christian minister, who 
was a bishop of the Apostolic type ; a bishop to all — not to his own 
parish only. Our friend realized, as few clergymen have done, in his own 
experience, and to the satisfaction of all his neighbors, that however many 
parishes there might be within this municipality, he was a bishop of them 
— of you all." 

Rev. Horace G. Hinsdale said of him : "He might not, as some, 

I CQ Biographical Sketch of Rev, Dr. C. W. Baird. [Oct., 

dazzle a casual acquaintance, but no one could be long- with him without 
recognizing a singularly harmonious and beautiful combination of many 
excellent qualities — mental, moral, and spiritual. Our dear brother pos- 
sessed a clear, well-balanced, and highly cultivated intellect. His educa- 
tional advantages were thoroughly improved. He wielded a ready pen, 
and his written style, in its precision, elegance, and transparency, indicated 
both the breadth and the depth of his culture. His histories show his 
remarkable aptness for historical composition, his painstaking conscien- 
tiousness of research, his resolute determination to secure minute accuracy, 
and the ease and grace of style which characterize all his literary work. 
Personally and socially. Dr. Baird was remarkably attractive. Some men 
are good without being winning. Some are frank and honest, and 
yet are rude and repellent ; but he was winning, and at the same 
lime transparently honest. His courtesy was knightly ; nay, better, it 
was Christian. He was a gentleman, not merely by virtue of familiar 
acquaintance with the usages of the best society, but likewise by virtue of 
his genuine benevolence in little things as well as great. Young and old 
alike were drawn to him by his magnetic kindliness ; the ignorant no less 
than the cultivated could be at ease in his society." 

The Rev. Dr. Wilson Phraner bore testimony to the beauty of Dr. 
Baird's character, and to his usefulness in the work of the Presbytery of 
Westchester. Rev. John Reid spoke chiefly of the loss sustained by the 
church, community, and ministerial brethren, in his withdrawal from 
earth, and of his helpfulness, consistency, and child-like simplicity and 
purity. Rev. George E. Stillman, of the Methodist Church, pronounced 
the benediction. 

Memorial exercises were held by the Presbytery at Peekskill on 
April 20th, and addresses were made by Rev. Dr. J. Aspinwall Hodge, 
Rev. John Reid, and Rev. Dr. R. P. H. Vail. Dr. Hodge called him 
"our best-beloved brother," and spoke of the roundness of his character, 
his fraternal helpfulness, and the success of his ministry in the ingather- 
ing of souls. He also spoke of the sturdiness derived from the Scotch 
blood of his father, and the gentleness and courtesy inherited with the 
French blood of his mother. Mr. Reid reviewed his literary life and 
work. Dr. Vail spoke briefly of Dr. Baird's gracious spirit and manners. 

Rev. Dr. Dwight M. Seward preached the memorial sermon in the 
church at Rye, March 27, 1887, and gave a handsome tribute not onlyto 
the deceased but also to his father and mother. 

Tributes were paid in the periodical press also : in the New York 
Evingelist of April 14th, b^' Rev. Dr. Rollin A. Sawyer; in the Charles- 
ton News and Courier, by Rev. Dr. C. S. Vedder ; in the Yonkers States- 
man of February nth, by Rev. Charles. E. Allison; in the Portchester 
Journal, by J. M. Ives ; and by various ecclesiastical bodies and educa- 
tional and historical institutions. The Vestry of Christ Church, Rye, 
passed resolutions, expressive of their sense of loss to the Christian com- 

1890.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. \c\ 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XXL, p. 118, of The Record.) 


Jan. I. Gerrit Hollaar Maas, Aainoiit. 

Elisabct Domskin. 

d°. 3. Cornells Kortregt, John. 

Hester Cannon, 

d". 10. Matthew Clarkson, David. 

Cornelia De Pey- den 5 dito 

ster. gebooren. 

d°. Johannes Lesjer, Eva Jacob. 


d°. Johannes Van Nor- Margrietje. 

den, A r ri aan tj e 


Abraham Van Deur- 
sen, Antje Coek. 



Frederik B e k k e r , 
Catharina Zenger. 



17. Samuel Ten Eyck, 
Marytje Gorne. 



20. Julius Eno, Jannetje 



Cornells Arland, 



M a 1 1 h e u s Nobel, 



d°. 24. Nicolaas Van Taar- Elisabet. 

ling, Elisabet 

d". 31. Pleter Van Ranst, Jacobus. 

Sara Kierstede. 
d°. Willem Gilbert, Cornelia. 

Maria Van Zandt. 
d°. Abraham Boke, Re- Margrietje. 

becca Peers. 

d°. Philippus Goelet, Jannetje. 

Catharina Boelen. 


Aarnout Maas, Helena 
Donskom Wed^ 

Jan Cannon, Ju^, Jerusa 
Sands, syn h. v. 

David Clarkson, Anna 
Margreta Freeman, s. 
h. v. 

Joris Walgraaf, Marga- 
reta Lesjer, h. v. Van 
G}'sbert Gerritse. 

Willem Hoppen, Elisa- 
bet Van Norden, s. b. 


Dirk Koek, S li s a n n a 

Cregier, s. h. v. 
Joh^ Jacob Signer jong m, 

Elisabet Bekker, jonge 

Edward Tittel, Marytje 

Hook, Wed<". 
Isaak Stoutenburg, 

A p o 1 o n i e Uytten- 

John Anthony, Maria. 

Johannes Nobel, An- 
naatje Hyert. 

Paillus Richard, Chris- 
tina Van Taarling. 

Cornells Romme, Blan- 
dina Kip, jonge docht^ 

Adam V a n d e n Berg, 
Maria Spoor, syn h. v. 

Cornells Woertendyk, 
Janneke Peers, syn h. 


Jacobus Goelet de oiide 
Jannetje Coesaart, syn 
h. V. 


I c 2 Records of the Reformed Dulch Church in New York. [Oct. , 


d". Liicas Braisjer, Jii- 

dith Gaserie. 

d°. P i e t e r Van Dyk, 

Cornelia Varik. 

d°. Johannes Roorbag, 

Sophia Graii. 

Febr : 7. Barent de Foreest, 
Elisabet Verduyn. 

Johannes Ten Eyck, 
Antje Drinkwater. 

T i m o t h e li s Lero, 
Maria Moor. 

Johannes Peek, 
Tryntje H el lake. 
d°. 14. Pet r lis Montagne, 
Jannetje Dyer. 

Johannes R o m m e , 

Elisabet Ten Eyck. 
Michiel Cornelis, z. 

Elisabet Dii Foir. 
Abraham Kip, Maria 

Van den Berg. 
David Van Gelder, 

Elisabet Va n d e r 


Philip Jong, Evan 

F r e d e r i k Sebring, 

Marytje Provoost. 
Jan S c h o li t e n 

T h o m a s , z. Ag- 

nietje Ben net. 
Isaak Braisjer, Jan- 

netje Dii Foiir. 
d°. 17. Jan Persell, Lea Van 

d°. 26. Daniel Bonnet, 

Pieternel Van De 



d°. 26. JanBogert, Antje 

Nicokias Antony, 
Rebecca Jacobse. 



















Allert Anthony, Su- 
sanna Laiirier, syn 

h. V. 
Richard Kip, Rachel Van 

Johannes Sebring, Rachel 

Hibon, syn h. v. 
Hendrik Bogard, Teuntje 

Tietsoort, h. v. Van 

Jesse de Foreest. 
Hendrik Ten Evck, jong 

m", Wyntje Ten Eyck, 

Arie Coning, Rachel 

Peek, syn h. v. 
Jacob Goelet, Catharina 

Boelen, syn h. v. 
Geurt Benneway, Pieter- 

nella Montagne, s. h. 


Cornelis Romme, Maria 
Kierstede, syn h. v. 

John Wels, Dina Wels, 
syn h. V. 

Isaak Kip, Senior, Maria 
Vanden Berg, Wed^ 

Johannes Van Gelder, 
Catharina Van Gelder, 
h. V. , Van James 

Christiaan Stauber, Catha- 
rina Lesler. 

Jacob Sobering, Rachel 

Wilhelmns Ben net, Fem- 
metje Ben net. 

Gysbert Bogert, Elisabet 

De Voor. 
John de Vine, Annaatje 

Persell, syn h. v. 
James Quik, Jeane Terjay. 

Arie Coning, Cornelia 
Verduyn, h. v. Van 
Corii Bogert. 

Jan Jacobse, Harmpje 
Coek, syn h. v. 

1890.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in A'lw Fork. j c 


d°. 28. Abraham P i e t r o , 
Marytje Vreelant. 

Maart 5. Stephen Ba5'ard, 
Alida Vetch. 











D° Henricus 
E Iseb e t 


Jacob Goelet, Catha- 
rina Boelen. 

Cornells C 1 o p p e r , 
Catharina Greven- 

Elbert H a e r i ng , 
Catharina Lent. 

1 73 I geboren 
den 16 Febr : 
gestorven den 
3 Octob : N. 
St. int Jaar 



Martinus Cregier, An- 

naatje Cregier, h v. 

Van Victor Bikker. 
Philip Livingston, Robert 

Livingston, Judith Van 

Cornells Van Home 

Gerrits, z. , Catharina 

Van Home, h . v. 

Van D^ Archibald 




Johannes Hofman, Johannes. 

Margrietje Anhuyse. 
Henry Foeler, Sara Debora. 

Johan W i 1 h e 1 m Jacobus. 

Altgeldt, Anna - 

Maria Ernstyn. 
Charl e s Le Roux, Charles. 

Catharina B e e k - 

Jan Pieter Zenger, Evert. 

Catharina Moulin. 
Petrus Low, Rachel Cornells. 


Jan Van Pelt, Hille- Johanna. 

gond Bo ek e n - 

Nicolaas Burger, 

Debora Vlyden- 

David de Voor, Jan- 

netje Montagne. 
Pieter Pra Van Zandt, 

Sara Willemse. 


28. Henricus Bresteede, 
Geertje Wessels. 


Jan Goelet, Catharina 
Boelen, h. v. Van 
Philip Goelet. 

William Hamersly, Elisa- 
bet Schuyler, Wed^. 

Johannes Qiiakkenbosch, 
Margrietje Bogert, syn 
h. v. 

Johannes Snoek, Catha- 
rina Manderbag. 

Nicolaas Roosevelt, Elsje 
Bosch, jonge dochter. 

Jacobus Pieter Snyder, 
Maria Elisabet Haning. 

John Spratt, Geertruyd 
Le Roux, jonge docht. 

Johannes Roorbag, Sophia 
Graii, syn h. v. 

Cornells Low, senior, 
Margrietje Van Bus- 
sen, s. h. V. 

Johannes P o e 1 , Tietje 
Van Pelt, syn moeder. 

Nicolaas. James Mundiin. 

Jacobus Montange, Maria 

Pell, syn h. v. 
Wynand Van Zandt, 

Catharina Ten Eyck, 

syn h. V. 
Pieter Masier, Debora 

Bresteede, h. v. Van 

And' Bresteede. 

I tr^ Records of the Reforined Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 



April 4. Johannes C r egi e r, 
Anna Naxsen. 
Laurens Lammers, 
J an n e t j e Mak- 

d*. 7. Roelof "Van Mepelen, 

Jannetje Lamb. 
1 1. Jan Goelet, Jannetje 

Andries Ba r h e i t , 

Rachel Hoist. 
Johannes Van Deur- 

sen, Geeitje Mint- 
14. Gerrit Hennion, 

Marytje Van Vorst. 
Jacob Brouwer, Lea 

Jacobus Rykman, 

Geertje Ariaanse. 

Burgon C o e v e r s , 
Anna Selover. 

I sa a k Chardovin, 
Anna Caar. 

* Aldert Antony. 

18. Johannes Hendriks, 
z., Sara Masier. 

* Cornelius G. Van 
Home, Joanna 





Abraham De Peyster, 

Margareta Van 

Gerrit Hassin, En- 

geltje Bulger. 
Gerrit Van Gelder, 

Anna Quik. 












Gerrit de Fo r ee St , Gerrit. 
Cornelia V\'aldron. 

Paul us Hoppe, Jacob. 
Marritje Quakken- 

William De Peyster, Johannes. 
Margareta Roose- 


Pieter Naxsen, Jenneke 
Cregier, jonge docht. 

Johannes Symonse, Jan- 
netje Makdanel. 

John Galloway, Annaatje 
Lamb, syn h. v. 

Johannes Burger, Catha- 
rina Cannon. 

Simon Cregier, Antje 
Van Oort, syn h. v. 

Philip Min'thorn, An- 
naatje Roll, syn- h. v. 

Cornells Van Vorst, 

J^in^, Claasje de Mott. 
Johannes Pietersen, Antje 

Tad is. 
Samuel Kip, Senior, 

Margarietje Rykman, 

s. h. V. 
Isaak Van Deiirsen, Anna 

Van Deursen, s. h. v. 
Willem Caar, E 1 i s ab e t 

Caar, jonge dochter. 
Nicolaas Antony, Re- 
becca, syn h. V. 
Pieter Masier, Maria 

Masier, h. v. Van 

Sam : Pell. 
D^ Archibald Fisher, 

Philip Livingston, 

Catharina Van Home, 

h. V. Van D^ Fisher. 
Pieter Jay, Francina Jay, 

h. V. Van Fr : Van 

Mariniis Echt, Aaltje 

Hassin, syn h. v. 
David Van Gelder, 

Neelije Onkelbag, h. 

v. Van Joh^ Van 

Jan Waldron, Rachel 

Lefferts, syn h. v. 
Jacob Coning, Klaasje 

Coning, syn h. v. 

Jan Roosevelt, Anna de 
Peyster, \^'ed^ 

1S90. ] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. \cr 


d°. 5. T i m o th eii s Tilly, 

Elisabet Burger, 
Q°. 12. Pieter Van Benthuy- 

sen, M a r g r i e t j e 

Cornells Van Hoek, 

Jenneke Bos. 

d°. 16. Thomas Dwait, 
Cathalyntje Beddii. 
Johannes Tevo, 
Bregje Pels. 






Samuel Johnson , 
Marytje Van Pelt. 

Laurens Elbertse, 
Christina Persel. 

Vincent Bodyn, 
Hyla Smith. 




30. Wynand Van Zandt, 

Ca t h a r i n a Ten 

4. Thomas T o n g , 

Catharina Rutgers. 
Pieter Bondt, Junior, 

CatalyniJL' Meyer. 
13. Gysbert Van Deiir- 

stn, Annetje Ten 

23. Hendrik B o g e r t , 

Cornelia De 

d°. 27. H e n d r ik Antony, 

Eva Fishjer. 

Alexander B li Is i n , 
Aafje Wood. 

Jan _Man, Elisabet 
V^an Deurssen. 

Marten Bogert, 
Aaltje Persel. 
4. Jacobus Davie, Maria 


Harmanus Rutgers, 
Jn^, Elisabet Ben- 



Timotheiis. Jacobiis Davie, Maria 
Tilly, syn !■. v. 

Petriis. Jacobus I'lirk, Maria 

Meyer, syn h, v. 

Hendrikje. Isaak Van Hoek, Liister 
G o r s e n , h. v. Van 
Joh^ Symonsen. 

Dina. Jan Ellen, Cornelia 

Beddii, syn h. v. 
Johannes. Abraham Ten Eyck, 

Marytje Deblett, h. v. 

Van J oh* Tevo, senior. 
Antje. David Provoost, Chris- 

tina Pra, syn h. v. 
Aaltje. Gerrit Hyer, Sara Bos, 

syn h. v. 
Cornells. Jacobus Quik, junior, 

Catalyntje Stevens, h. 

v. Van Jonas Right. 
Wynand. John Lemontes, Sara 

Willemse, h. v. Van 

Pieter Pra Van Zandt. 
Antony. Pieter Rutgers, Helena 

Hoogeland, s. h. v. 
Marcy, Pieter Bond, Marcy 

Bond, syn h. v. 
Aaltje. Mattheus Van Deurssen, 

Aaltje Van Deurssen, 

Gerrit. Waller de Graauw, 

Marytje Hyer, h. v. 

Van Arent Van Hoek. 
Hendrica. Abraham Aalstyn, 

Marritjc Aalstvn, s. 

h. V. 
Helena. Hendrik B li 1 s i n , Hyla 

Clopper, jonge 

Sara. Jan Van Deurssen, 

Lybetje Burger, h. v. 

Van Alexander Phenix. 
Belitje. Henry Braisser, Abigael 

Maria. Josiia Davie, Maria 

Davie, h. v. Van 

Pieter Hibon. 
Robert. Antony Rutgers, Cornelia 

Roos, syn h. v. 


J ::5 Records of the Reformed Dtilch Church in New York. [Oct,, 

A° I'/ 31- OUDERS. 

H e n d r i k Van de 
Water, Anna 
d°. 7. Matthevis Du Bois, 

Debora Sinkam. 

d°. 1 1 . Jan Roosevelt, 

Heyllje Sjoerts. 

G e r a i"d u s Harden- 

broek, H e y 1 1 j e 

F r e d e r i k Blom, 

Apolonia Vieden- 

14. John Elner, Apolo- 

nie Van Aarnhem. 
18. Nicolaas Matthyssen, 

Maria Lakerman. 




Jacob Lory, Maiia 
Van der Grist. 
25. Benjamin Jarvis, 

Maria Coning. 
28. Abraham Van 
Gel der, Catalyna 
Vander Beek. 
Willem Smith, 
Gerritje Bosch. 

Aiig : I. Abraham Van Vlek, 
Maria Kip. 

d°. 8. H e n d r i k Van 

Winkel, Catharina 

Willem Roome, Sara 

Johannes B o e k e n - 

hoven E 1 i s a b e t 

Van Gelder. 
Johannes Webbers, 

Anna Van Nor- 

d°. II. Johannes Laiirier, 

Catharina Bancker. 
d°. 1 5. S a m li e 1 Lawrence, 

A n n a a t j e Van 

d°. 22. Abel Hardenbroek, 

Annetje Elsworth. 


Thomas. Daniel Bonnet, Petro- 

nella Van de Water. 

David. Johannes Ten Broek, 

Maria Ten B r o e k , 
jonge dochter. 

Cornells. Nicolaas Roosevelt, 

H i 1 le t j e Roosevelt, 
jonge docht. 

Gerardiis. Theodoriis Hardenbroek, 
Maria Hardenbroek. 

Frederik. Jan Blom, Marytje Vre- 

Abraham. Jan Van Aarnem, Sara 
Van Aarnem. 

Benjamin. Nicolaas M a tt h ysse n, 
Barbara Bogardiis. 

Jacob. Jan Abramse. 

Arie. Arie Coning, Rachel 

Peek, syn h. v. 

Catalyna. Gerret Van Gelder, Elisa- 
bet Van Gelder. 

Anneke. Johannes Abrahamse, 

Elisabeth Bosch, syn 

h. V. 
Cornelia. Johannes Vander Heiil, 

Catlyntje de Hart, h. 

V. Van Jacobus Qiiik. 
Joseph. Joseph Waldron, Jannetje 

Waldron, h. v. Van 

Hendr : Boelen. 
Jacob. Johannes INIarschalk, 

Maria Meyer. 
Stephanus. Cornells Van Gelder, 

Anna Boekenhoven. 

Olferl. Wolfert Webbers, Grietje, 

syn h. v. 

Jannetje. Johannes Bandt, Geertje 
Vander Haan. 

Catharina. John Crieger, Rachel 
Lawrens, jonge docht. 

Nelletje. Theophilus Elsworth, 

Johanna Hardenbroek, 
s. h. v. 

1890.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Chtirch in New .Vor/^. j cy 


d°. 27. Francis Warne, Eva 
Willem Takker, 
Maria Brouwer. 
d°. 29. Willem Persman, 
Justina Lie. 

Sept: 3. John Lake, Calha- 
rina Bensen. 
Johannes Groesbeek, 
Anna Bajeux. 

d°. 5. Philip Melsbag:, 

Catharina Clouryn. 

d°. 12. Gerardiis Duyking, 

Johanna Van 


Antony Waldorf, 

Maria Kil. 
Lsaak Boke, Bregje 
d°, 15. Jan Jacobs, Harmpje 
Richard Norwood, 
]\Iaria Cool. 


d". 19. Henriciis Cavelier, 
Helena Burger. 

Johannes Dii Bois, 
Helena Bayard. 


Wil helm lis. 





An dries Breestede, 


Debora Wessels. 


Willem Crolliiis, 
Veronica Corse- 


Adam Vanden Berg, 


Maria Spoor. 

Thomas Windover, 


Elisabet Elze- 



Abraham F i 1 k e n s , 
Pryntje Tiebout. 



Isaac Hennion, 
Lena Stymets. 


Pieter Ament, Elisa- 




bet Tienhoven. 


Abraham Egt, Marriije 

Egt, Wed^ 
Mansfield Takker, Maria 

Fokke, syn h. v. 
Victor Bikker, Justina 

Witvelt, h. V. Van 

James Lie. 
Henricus Bensen, Claasje 

Benjamin D'Harriette, 

Maria Bajeu.x, jonge 

Philip Jong, Anna Maria 

David Van Brugh, Catha- 
rina Van Brugh, h. v. 

Van John Noble. 
Johannes Hofman, Geer- 

truyd Sols. 
A a r n o li t Romme, Ja- 

comyntje Harsink. 
Dirk Koek, Susanna, syn 

h. V. 
Miljora Norwood, h. v. 

Van Antony Luiirs. 

Johannnes Burger, Jan- 
netje Brcuwer, syn 

h. V. 

D° GQaltheriis Du Bois, 

Rachel Van Balen, h. 

V. Van Henry Wille- 

Pieter Wessels, Anna 

Wessels, jong docht. 
Willem Corselius, Anna 

Maria Altgelt. 

Willem Gilbert, Fem- 
metje Remsen. 

Hercules Windover, 
Maria Pietersen, svn 
h. V. 

Cornelis Qiiakkenbosch, 
Cornelia Lametre, syn 
h. V. 

Gerardus Comfort, Catha- 
rina Hennion, s. h. v. 

Andries Barheit, Rachel 

Hoist, syn h. v. 

1 58 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Ntw Vorft. [Oct., 


6. John INIaishal], Elsje 

Johannes Van Wyk, 

Johanna Bed u e , 

G e u r t Bennewee, 

Pieternel M o n - 

17. Laurens Lammerse, 

Lea Bras. 
Evert Bvvank, Maria 


24. Gideon Lynsen, Jan- 
netje Hern's. 
Willem Leaton, ^lar- 
grietje Ketelhu\^n. 
27. William Broune, 
Hanna Bours. 
Nov : 3. Xicolaas Dykman, 
Anneke Seven- 

7. Jan Willemse, Jan- 

netje Vandewater. 

J oris Brinckerhof, 
Elisabet Bvvank. 
10. David W'"". Pro- 
voost, Anneke 

Johannes Van So- 
1 i n g e n Annaatje 


Anna Maria. Harmaniis Rutgers, 

Anna Maria Burck. 
Johanna. Jan Ellin, Cornelia Bedue. 



Josiia Sledel, Elisa- 
bet Jansen. 

David Schuyler, 
Elisabet Mar- 

Jacobus Kip, Catha- 
rina Kip. 

Andrew Mansfiel, 
Elisabet Thomsen. 

Isaak Van H o e k , 
Aafje Van Schaik. 

26. J il 1 e s Mandeviel, 
Rachel Hoppe. 

28. Jan de Wit Pietersen, 
Anna Van Horn. 






nietge doopt. 









Petriis INIontagne, Anna 

Pieter Lammerse, Marytje, 
s\'n h. V. 

Joris Brinckerhof, Jan- 
netje Cannon, h. v. 
Van Jan Goelet. 

Jan Herris, junior, Elisa- 
bet Herris, Jong d"". 

Jan Leaton, Elisabet Lea- 

Edward Anderson, Elisa- 
bet Wood. 

Dirk Vander Haan, 
Geerlje Dykman, syn 
h. V. 

Frederik Willemse, 
Maria Waldron, syn 
h. V. 

Abraham Lefferts, Sara 
Hoogland, syn h. v. 

Willem Provoost, Cor- 
nelia Provoost, jong d'. 

Elisabet Wanshaar, Jo- 
hannes Wanshaar. 

Jan Jansen, ]Marytje Jan- 

Igenas DuMont, Teuntje 

Abraham Van Vlek, 

j\Iaria Kip, s. h. v. 
Pieter H i b o n , Maria 

Davie, syn h. v. 
Benjamin Herrin, Jen- 

neke Bosch, h. v. Van 

Cornells Van Hoek. 
David Mandeviel, Marritje 

Van Hoesen, s. h. v. 
Cornelis G. Van Home, 

Johanna Livingston, 

s. h. v. 

1890.] Capt. Alexander Forbes and his Descendants. j -q 


Bv Edmund Janes Cleveland, of Hae.tford. Conn. 

Sir Alexander Forbes, of Pitslign, Co. Aberdeen, Scoi.-^r.r. fourth 
Lord Forbes, b. 1668, d. 1742 (the original of "'Baron Bradwardine, " a 
brave and gallant, but pedantic character in Scof/'s Waver/ey). ancestor of 
George-Arthur-Hastings-Foibes, Earl of Granard and a Baronet of Neva 

Arms : Azure, three bears' heads couped argent, muzzled gules. 
Crest : A stag's head attired proper. Supporters : Two greyhounds 
argent, collared gules. Motto : Grace me guide. 

Sir Alexander Forbes was ancestor also of Capt. Alexander Forbes and 
of John Forbes, of Deskrie, Scotland, whose son John, of St. Augustine, 
Fia., was father of Ralph B. Forbes, b. in Milton, Mass., June 11, 1773, 
of New York City. The family originated from the family of Dauch, and 
was of the familv of Newe and Eding lassie. 

Capt. Alexander Forbes, b. about 1720, of Scotland, an officer of 
the British Army, came to Long Island, where he m. Abigail Lawrence,* 
daughter of William Lawrence, of Newtown, L. I., N. Y., and had issue : 

2 Alexander. 

Capt. Alexander Forbes, son of i Capt. Alexander Forbes and Abi- 
gail Lawrence, of England, also an officer of the British Army. He was 
aided in promotion by his friend General Cleveland, t of the British Army. 

* Her brother Joseph Lawrence m. Mar\- Townley, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co. 
(now Elizabeth, tnion Co.), X. J., one of the heirs to the celebrated Townley 
estate in England. Sir Robert Laurens, or Lawrence, of Ashton Hall, Co. Lan- 
caster, Eng. , accompanied Richard CcEur de Lion to Palestine, II91, his son m. 
Mar)% daughter of Ranulphus Trafford, of Lancashire. 

Arms: Ar. a cross raguly gu. Crest: A denii-turbot ar. tail upwards, blotto: — 
Quxro invenio. 

The arms appear on plate, and on the seals of wills now on file in New York 
City, and it is therefore evident that he is ancestor of John, William, and Thomas 
Lawrence, brothers, settlers of Newtown, L. I., 1644-56. Sz:s Rikc-r's \c'ctozcn, 2S1. 

+ Was this Lieut. -Col. Samuel Cleveland, Fourth Batt. Royal Artil.? He was 
entitled to 5.000 acres in X. Y. by virtue of His Majesty's proclamaiion of Oct. 7. 
1763 — OJiie of Sccrctan' of Stale of X. Y., Vol. XX JI., 259: and was he the Cien. 
Cleveland who figured in the historj* of the Battle of Bunker Hill. June 7. 1775? Ac- 
cording to the following account in Everett's Li fe of Joseph Warren in Sparks^ Ameriean 
Biog. X. 153 : Immediately after they [the British] had landed [at Morton's Point] it 
was discovered that most of the cannon balls which had been brought over were too 
lafge for the pieces, and that it was necessary to obtain a fresh supply. "This 
wretched blunder of oversized balls," says a British writer of the day, "arose from 
the dotage of an officer of high rank, who spends all his time with the schoolmaster's 
daughters." It seems that Gen. Cleveland, " who,"' as the same author says, 
" though no Sampson, must have his Delilah." was enamored of the beautiful daugh- 
ter of Master Lovell, and. in order to win favor with the damsel, had given her young 
brother an appointment in the ordnance department, for which he was not qualified. 
The accident, to whatever cause it may have been owing, created delay, and some- 
what diminished the British fire during the first two attacks. 

l6o Capt. Alexa?ider Forbes and his Descendajits. [Oct., 

and in courtesy named his first son in honor of the general ; rn. Miss 
Susannah Gifford, of Newark, N. J. By this marriage there was issue : 

3 Cleaveland Alexander. 

4 Thomas, settled in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., N. J. 

5 Joseph, settled at Perth Amboy, N. J. 

6 Maria Susannah. 

7 Sarah, d. ; m. Daniel Okie, of Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng., and had 

issue: (i. ) William, of New York City; (ii. ) Daniel; (iii.) 
Alexander; (iv. ) Augustus; (v.) John; (vi.) Maria; (vii.) 
Sarah; (viii. ) Elizabeth. 

Capt. Cleaveland Alexander Forbes, son of (2) Capt. Alexander 
Forbes and Susannah Gifford, became a captain in the American mercan- 
tile marine, and settled in Perth Amboy, N. J. ; m. Susan Foster, of 
Piscataway, N. J., and had issue : 
Mary, d. in infancy. 

8 Susan, d. intestate. 

9 Maria, unm. 

10 Sarah, d. intestate. 

11 Alexander, d. intestate; settled in Perth Amboy. 

12 Kate, ni. John Morris, and has had issue : (i.) John ; (ii. ) Su- 

sannah ; (iii.) Thomas; (iv.) Catherine; (v.) Mary. 

13 Anna, m. James Parker, Jr., now Judge Parker, residing in Cin- 

cinnati, O., son of James Parker, Sr. , of Perth Amboy, and 
brother of Hon. Cortlandt Parker, of Newark. By this mar- 
riage there was issue : (i.) James ; (ii.) Cleveland Alexander ; 
(iii.) Cortlandt Forbes; (iv. ) Penelope; (v.) Gifford; (vi.) 
Anna P'orbes ; m. in Bay Ridge, L. I., N. Y., April 8, 1868, 
(see 49) Cleveland Forbes Dunderdale ; (vii.) Louise ; (viii.) 
Susan ; (ix.) Sarah ; (x.) Margaret. 

14 Louise, d. ; m., and was the first wife of W. H. Benton, and had 

issue: (i.) Louise; (ii.) William. 

15 Elizabeth, m., and was the second wife of W. H. Benton, and 

had issue: (i.) Cleaveland Forbes ; (ii.) Susannah. 

16 Cleaveland. 

17 John, d. intestate. 

18 Thomas, m., and resided in Perth Amboy, N. J. 

19 Joseph Dunderdale. 

20 Gifford. 

2 1 Andrew Bell. 

Joseph Dunderdale, b. in Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng., resided and d. 
there ; m. in Yorkshire, Eng., (6) Maria Susannah Forbes, daughter of 
(2) Capt. Alexander Forbes and Susannah Gifford, and had issue, all b. 
in Leeds, Yorkshire : 

22 John, b. 1805. 

23 Sarah, d. intestate. 

24 Mary, m. John Robinson, of England, and is now a widow. 

25 Joseph, d. intestate. 

26 Forbes, m. Elizabeth Booth, of Connecticut, and has had issue : 

(i.) Mary; (ii.) Forbes; (iii.) Maria. 

1890.] Capt. Alexander Forbes and his Descendants. l5l 

27 Cleavelaxd Alexander, d. intestate. 

28 Susannah Bell, m. Benjamin C. Townsend, and has had issue : 

(i. ) Forbes; (ii.) Charlotte; (iii.) William; (iv. ) Lawrence. 


Cleaveland Forbes, son of {3) Capt. Cleaveland Alexander Forbes 
and Susan Foster ; m. Mary MacKinney of England, and has had issue : 

29 Cleaveland Alexander. 

30 Charles Seymour. 

31 Louise Benton. 

32 William Aspinwall. 


Joseph Dunderdale Forbes, son of (3) Capt. Cleaveland Alexander 
Forbes and Susan Foster; resided at Perth Amboy, N. J.; in. and has 
had issue : 

33 Reginald. 

34 William. 

35 Jl^'LIA. 

36 Florence. 

37 Henry. 


GiFFORD Forbes, son of (3) Capt. Cleaveland Alexander Forbes and 
Susan Foster ; m. and had issue : 

38 Edward, d. prior to 1881. 

39 GiFFORD, d. prior to 1881. 


Andrew Bell Forbes, son of (3) Capt. Cleaveland Alexander Forbes 
and Susan Foster; m. Catharine Thompson, of Bordentown, Burlington 
County, N. J., and has had issue : 

40 Stanley. 

41 Cleaveland Alexander. 

42 Florence. 

43 Catherine. 

44 Angeline. 


John Dunderdale, b. in Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng., 1805 ; d. in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., 1872, son of Joseph Dunderdale and (4) Maria Susannah 
Forbes ; came to America at the age of 21 years ; m. in New York city, 
1833, Emily Hewitt, b. at Thorpe Hall, Chester (near Liverpool), Eng., 
1807 ; daughter of Thomas Hewitt, of Thorpe Hall and New York city, 
and who is buried in Philadelphia, Pa. By this marriage there was 
issue : 

John, b. in New York city, d. in infancy. 

45 Emily, b. in New York city ; unm. 

46 Rosalie, b. in New York city ; m. Owen A. Gill and has issue : 

(i.) Rosalie. 

47 Frederick, b. in New York city, 1837 ; ir- Emma Gill and has 

issue : (i. ) Frederick. 

1 62 The Negro Phi of 171 2. [Oct., 

48 TosEPKiNE, b. in New York cil}' ; d. there ; m. Duncan McGregor 

and had issue : (i.) Duncan ; (ii.) Robert Roy. 

49 Cleaveland Forbes, b. in Richmond, Va., Sept. 14, 1842, Mr. 

Cleaveland F. Dunderdale, civil and mechanical engineer, is 
general manager and secretary of the Dunderdale Portland 
Cement Company of New York city resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
m. in Bay Ridge, Kings Co., N. Y., April 8, 1868, .■\nna Forbes 
Parker, daughter of Judge James Parker, Jr., and (13) Anna 
Forbes. By this marriage there has been issue : (i. ) Cleaveland 
Forbes, b. in Brooklyn, Dec. 24, 1869 ; (ii.) Anna, b. in Brook- 
lyn, 1871 ; (iii.) Philip, b. in Brooklyn, 1873 5 (^^O Grace, b. 
in Brooklyn, 1875 ! (^0 Beatrice, b. in Kingston, N. Y,, 1879. 

50 Robinson, b. in Richmond, Va., 1844 ; was lost at sea in a storm 
many years ago. 


Communicated by Chaplain Roswell Randall Hoes, U.S.N. 

It has always been a source of regret to the local historians and anti- 
quaries of New York that so little original material exists relating to the 
"Negro Plot of 1712." The details of the Negro Plot of 1741 have 
come down to us in the publication of the original trial of the conspira- 
tors, prepared by Daniel Horsmanden, one of the presiding judges, and 
printed in 1744 and again in 18 10, but the history of the bloody plot of 
1 71 2 and its incidents has never been fully written. Tlie following 
extract from a contemporary letter furnishes many curious and interesting 
facts never before published. The letter is dated the 23d of June, 171 2, 
and was written by the Rev. John Sharpe, chaplain of the English garri- 
son in New York, to the secretary of the venerable "Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts," from whose archives in 
London it was copied by the subscriber in January, 1887. 

Mr. Neau, to whom repeated reference is made, will be recognized as 
the persecuted Huguenot galley-slave of the days of Louis XIV., and 
subsequently the devoted catechist of Trinity Church, whose well-known 
school for negroes and Indians forms one of the most prominent features 
of the ecclesiastical history of New York in those early days. 

R. R. H. 

" By the Clergys Address you will see what new Obstacles are in y^ way 
of converting the Heathen, and tho' it has given y^ greatest offence, I 
hope it may be at least for y^ advancement of v" good work. Some 
Negro Slaves here of y® Nations of Carmantee & Pappa plotted to destroy 
all the White [s] in order to obtain their freedom and kept their Conspir- 
acy [so] Secret that there was not the least Suspicion of it, (as formerly 
there had often been) till it come to the Execution. It was agreed to on 
New Years Day the Conspirators tying themselves to Secrecy by Sucking 
y* blood of each Others hands, and to make them invulnerable as they 
believed a free negroe who pretends Sorcery gave them a powder to rub on 
their Cloths which made them so confident that on Sunday night Apr. i 

1890.] The Negro Plot of \']\2. j5 


ab' 3 a Clock about the going down of the Moon they Set fire to a house 
which allarming the town they stood in the Streets and Shot down & 
Stabbed as many as they could, till a great Gun from the Fort called up 
the Inhabitants in arms who soon Scatter'd them they murdered about 8 
and wounded about 12 more who are since recovered some of them in 
their flight shot themselves, one shot first his wife and then himself and 
some who had hid themselves in Town when they went to Apprehend 
them Cut their own throats many were Convicted and ab' 18 have Suff'er'd 
death, this barbarous Conspiracy of the Negros w'^^ was first thought to 
be general open'^ the mouths of many ag' Negroes being made Christians 
M' Neau durst hardly appear his School was blaimed as y" main Occation 
of it, and a Petition had like to have been presented if y^ Govern"' had not 
Stood to his Cause. Amongst all those that Sufterd there were but two, 
that had been of his School one of w*"'' only was baptized and he was 
Condemned on Slender Evidence in )^ heat of y* Peoples resentment I 
saw him Suffer and heard him declare his Innocency w* his dying breath, 
and then but too late for him he was pitied and proclaimed Innocent by 
y^ Generality of y^ People. I'he other of the Catachumens was Slave to 
an Eminent Merch' one Hendrich Hooghlandt who was murdered, he 
had for two Years Solicited his master for leave to be baptized but could 
not obtain it, he was certainly in y* Conspiracy but was hanged in Chains 
for the murder of his Master, after his hanging three days I went to him 
and exhorted him to Confession, he said he knew of y*' Conspiracy but was 
not guilty of any bloodshed in the tumult. The cry ag' Catechising ye 
negros continued till upon Conviction they were found to be such as 
never frequented M'' Neau's School, and what is very observable the 
Persons whose Negroes have been found guilty are such as are declared 
opposers of Christianizing Negroes. The Spanish Indians were at first 
most Suspected as having most understanding to carry on a plot and 
being Christians There was no evidence against any but two and that 
was presumptive, however they were Condemned I visited them in Prison 
and went with them to the Gallows where after they were tyed up they 
declared their Innocency of what was laid to their Charge and behaved 
themselves as became Christians, while I was at prayers with them Inter- 
est was made with the Governour for their Reprieve. Upon the Whole 
as )^ Christian Religion has been much Blasphemed, and the Society's 
pious design has been much obstructed, by this bloody Attempt of y^ 
Negroes. I am hopefull that both shall be promoted since it appears on 
iryall that those are Innocent, who have been Seasoned with Principles of 
Religion and there are but a Small Number that come to School in Com- 
parison of the many hundreds that are in this place. I believe not above 
v^ tentii. 

164 The Vredenhurgh Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. [Oct., 


By Gerrit H. Van Wagenen. 

(Compiled from the Church Records of New York, Kingston, and Rhinebeck.) 

WillemIsaacszen Vredenburg or Van Vredenburgh, from the Hague, 
arrived in New Amsterdam, May, 1658, in ship Gilded Beaver (Recorp, 
Vol. XV,, p. 75). He was a soldier in the service of the Dutch West India 
Co., as shown by a petition, June 16, 1661, of William Van Vredenburg 
and Cornelis Andriessen Hoogland, discharged soldiers, for a remission of 
the prices of their passage money to this country (Col. Dutch MSS. p. 
225). Oct. 19, 1664, " Willem Isaacszen Vredenburg," Uytten Hage 
(From the Hague), and Apollonia Barents, Uyt. N. Nederlandt, were 
married in the Dutch Ch., New Amsterdam. She was bp. in New Am- 
sterdam Jan. 29, 1645, ^'^d was the daughter of Barent Jacobszen (Cool) 
and Marritie Leenderts. 

We learn from the Colonial Documents that in 1673 William Van 
Vredenburg was living under the walls of Fort William Hendrick and the 
new fortifications of New Orange. It having become necessary to remove 
the houses so situated, the owners were ordered to remove and promised 
satisfaction for their loss. The surveyor was ordered to set oflf lot No. i 
on the west side of Broadway, in what was formerly the garden of the 
West India Co., to William Van Vredenburg (Doc. Col. Hist., Vol. II., 
pp. 629, 630, 635, 716). 

This lot he sold in 1678 to David Ackerman (N. Y. Deeds). About the 
year 1677 he moved to the Esopus, where three of his children were bp. 
I find no record of bp. of any of his children between the years 1677 
and 1682. His will, if it could be found, would show whether there . 
were any between those dates. His descendants as recorded in thechurch 
books of New York, Kingston, and Rhinebeck were as follows : 

2. Isaacg, bp. in N. Y. Oct. 4, 1665 ; married there March 7, 1694, 

Janneken Joosten, widow of John Pell, bp. N. Y. Nov. 16, 
1664, daughter of Joost Carelszen and Styntie Jans (Record 
Vol. VII., p. 21). Janneken Joosten, widow of Isaacg Vreden- 
burg, m. Aug. 19, 1 7 10, in N. Y. Pieter Van Velsen, widower. 

3. Cornelia, bp. in N. Y. Dec. 14, 1-667 ; m. at Kingston Feb. 

23, 1685, Cornelis Martense Esselsteyn (Van Esselsteyn — 
Ysselsteyn) of Claverack, son of Marten Cornelise, born in the 
city of Ysselstein, and Mayke Cornelise, born in Barrevelt, both 
living in Claverack (Pearson's Albany Settlers, p. 46). 

4. Maria, bp. in N. Y. Nov. 3, 1669 ; m. at Kingston Nov. 3, 1700, 

Jan Hendricksen of Harlem, born 1674, son of Hendrick Jan- 
sen Van Beest (Van Kortright) and Catharine Hansen 
(Riker's Harlem, p. 289). 

5. Johannes, bp. in N. Y. Oct. 21, 1671 ; died May 8, 1721 ; m. 

at N. Y. Sept. 12, 1696, Johanna de La Montagne, bp. in N. 
Y. April 16, 1673, daughter of Jean de La IVIontagne and 
Maria Vernelje (Record, Vol. VIII., p. 29). She died, July 
3, 1734. 

1890.] The Vredenhurgh Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. \(^c 

6. Annatie, bp. in N. Y. Dec. 8, 1673 ; m. at Kingston Jan. 3, 

1697, Hendrick Rosenkrans, bp. in N. Y. April 28, 1674, 
r son of Harman Hendricks and Magdalena Dircks, Hendrick 

Rosenkrans, widower of Annatie Vredenburgli, Kingston, 
Oct. 26, 1721, Antje DelaVal, widow of Garret Van Ben- 

7. Ariaentie, bp. in N. Y. Dec. 8, 1675. 

8. WiLLEM, bp. in N. Y. Dec. 22, 1677; m. at Kingston Nov. 12, 

1699, Heyltje Van Etten, bp. at Kingston April 21, 1679, 
daughter of Jacob Jansen Van Etten and Annelje Adriantie 

9. Abraham, bp. at Kingston Jan. 27, 1682 ; m. at N. Y. Jan. 17, 

1706, Isabella Paersil ; she was deceased at the time of the bp. 
of her son Abraham, Sept. 2, 171 1. Abraham married 2nd 
Dorethea Coljer, bp. at Albany May 19, 1689, daughter of Juri- 

aan Collier of Kinderhook, and Lysbeth (Pearson's 

Albany Settlers, p. 33). 

10. Jannetje, bp. at Kingston April 16, 1684 ; m. at Kingston 

June II, 1704, Albert Van Garden, son of Gysbert Albertse 
and Rachel Rosekrans. 

11. Rachel, bp. at Kingston Nov. 6, 1687. 

Children of Isaacj Vredenburgh (2) and Janneken Joosten. 

12. Willem, bp. in N. Y. Dec. 23, 1694. 

13. Willem, bp. in N. Y. Oct. 4, 1696 ; m. at N. Y. April 22, 

1717, Catharina Schott, bp. at Kingston Sept. i, 1695, daugh- 
ter of Patrick Schott (Scott) and Margery Wilding. 

14. JoosT, bp. in N. Y. Jan. i, 1699 ; m. in N. Y. June 26, 1725, 

Magdalena Brouwer, bp. in N. Y. March 8, 1704, daughter 
of Jacob Brouwer and Annetie Bogardus (Record, Vol. XV., 
p. 114). 

15. Johannes, bp. in N. Y. July 23, 1701 ; m. in N. \. June 22, 

1723, Jannetje Woodaard, bp. in N. Y. July 7, 1700, daughter 
of Jan Woodaard and Eva Winne. 

16. Isaac, bp. in N. Y, Oct. 3, 1703. 

17. Kristina, bp. in N. Y. Mar. 10, 1706. 

Children o/* Cornelia Vredenburgh (3) and Cornells Marlense Esselsteyn. 

iS.'Bartaak, bp. at Kingston, Aug. 7, 1687 ; m. at Albany Oct. 9, 
1706, Isaac Vandeusen (Pearson's Albany, p. 124). 

19. Tobias, bp. at Albany Aug. 3, 1690. 

20. Willem, bp. i693(?) 

21. Isaac, bp. at Kingston Jan. i, 1696; m. there Nov. 26, 1725, 

Rachel Bogaard. 

22. Jacobus, bp. at Kingston Nov. 6, 1698 ; m. there May 18, 1724, 

Magdalena Brodhead. 

23. Johannes, bp. at Kingston May 26, 1701 ; m. Maria Vreden- 

burgh (32). 

24. Abraham, bp. at Albany Jan. 8, 1704. 

25. David, bp. at Albany Oct. i'^ 1705, 

1 56 The Vredenhurgh Family of Ulster Co., N. K [Oct., 

Children o/* Maria Vredenburgh (4) and Jan Hendricksen. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

26. WiLLEM, bp. Aug. 4, 1 701. 

27. Hendrik, bp. July i, 1704; m. at Kingston Oct, 11, 1730, 

GarretiVan Benschoten. 
V 28. Appolon*ia, bp. Aug. 11, 1706 ; m. Johannes Westfall. 

29. Arjen, bp. Feb. 11, 1709 ; m. Elizabeth Cool. 

Children 0/" Johannes Vredenburgh (5) and Johanna de La Montague. 
(All baptized in New York.) 

30. Johannes, bp. July 4, 1697 ; m. in N. Y. July 9, 1722, Sarah 

Waldron, bp, in N. Y. Mar. 9, 1701, daughter of Joseph 
Waldron and Annatie Woodard. 

31. Appolonia, bp, Dec. 24, 1699 ; m. in N. Y. Mar. 26, 1722, Fred- 

rik Blom, bp. in N. Y. Mar. 27, 169S, son of Jacob Blom 
and Mayke Bosch. 

32. Maria, bp. April 5, 1702 ; m. Johannes Esselsteyn (23). 

33. WiLLEM, bp. Dec. I, 1704 ; died May 18, 1783 ; m. in N. Y. 

May 25, 1729, Willemyntie Nack, born Mar. 5, 1710 ; died 
April 18, 1776, daughter of Matthias Nack and Anyenietje 

34. Annatje, bp. Aug. 31, 1707 ; m. in N. Y. March 9, 1742, 

William Caar, son of Antony Caar and Annetje Huyke. 

35. Elizabeth, bp. June 18, 17 10. 

36. Elizabeth, bp. Aug. 26, 1711 ; m. in N. Y. May 4, 1735, Will- 

iam Corselius. 
IJ. Cornelia, bp. Dec. 8, 1714. 

Children 0/" Annatie Vredenburgh (6) and Hendrick Rosenkrans. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

38. Appolonia, bp. Oct. 31, 1697 ; m. at Kingston Nov. 8, 1725, 

Arian Oosterhout. 

39. Herman, bp. Oct. 29, 1699. 

40. WiLLEM, bp. Dec. 22, 1700; m.Jannetje Hofman Sept. i, 1731. 

41. Herman, bp. Apr. 19, 1702. 

42. Herman, bp. Sept. 3, 1704 ; m. Antje Schoonmaker. 

43. Hendricus, bp. Oct. 20, 1706 ; m. Maria Depuy Dec. 16, 1728, 

at Kingston. 
\ 44. Johannes, bp. Feb. 18, 1709. 

45. Ysaak, bp. Aug. 10, 171 2. 

46. Alexander, bp. Aug. 10, 171 2. 

Children o/"Willem Vredenburgh and Heyltje Van Etten. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

47. WiLLEM, bp. June 30, 1700; m. Catalyntje Kip, daughter of 

Jacob Kip and Rachel Swartwout, bp. at Kingston Feb. 18, 


1890.] The Vredenburgh Family of Ulster Co., N. F. 167 

48. Annatje, bp. Dec. 21, 1701. 

49. Jacobus, bp. Oct. 31, 1703; m. at Kingston June 18, 1726, 

Clara, daughter of Barent Van Wagenen and Lea Schepmoes, 
bp. at Kingston, Mar. 17, 1706, 

50. Appolonia, bp. Jan. 13, 1706; m. Hendrick Kip, son of Jan 
- Kip and Elizabeth Van Kleeck, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 3, 


51. Ariaantje, bp. Jan. 12, 1707 ; m. at Rhinebeck Sept. 26, 1731, 

Abraham Oosterhout. 

52. Ary, bp. 1709 (?) ; m. Sara Rosekrans, bp. at Kingston Feb. 

4' 171 1, daughter of Dirk Rosekrans and Wynlje Kierstede. 

53. Petronella, bp. June 11, 1711 ; m. at Rhinebeck June 2, 1735, 

David De Duytscher. 
54 Isaac, bp. Jan. 11, 1713 ; n^- at Rhinebeck Feb. 23, 1734, 

Geesjen Pier, bp. at Kingston Feb. 7, 1714, daughter of 

Teunis Pier and Grietje Defoe. 
55. Johannes, bp. Oct. 10, 1714; m. at Rhinebeck July 8, 1736,, 

Marytjen Oosterhout. 
k6. Abraham, bp. Sept. 23, 1716 ; m. at Rhinebeck Apr. 16, 1736, 

Catrina, daughter of Theunis Pier and Grietje Defoe, bp. at 

Kingston Sept. 30, 1 716. 
157 Petrus, bp. May 11, 1718 ; m. at Rhinebeck May h, 1755, 

Lydia, daughter of Johannes De Duitscher and Catharina 

Bogardus, bp. at Kingston Dec. i, 1728. 

58. Benjamin, bp. March 13, 1720 ; m. at Rhinebeck May 3, 1740, 

Catharina Kraft (De Graaff). 

59. Matthew, bp. Apr. 22, 1722; m. at Rhinebeck June 17, 1749, 

Margriet Westfael. 

Children 0/ Abraham Vredenburgh (9) and Isabella Paersil. 
(All baptized in New York.) 

60. Aplonia, bp. Oct. 2, 1706; m. James Boys (Byers) June 30, 

1736 (N. Y. Marriage Licences). 

61. Abraham, bp. June 20, 1708. 

62. Margrietje, bp. Sept. 18, 1709 ; m. Richard Caker. 

63. Abraham, bp. Sept. 2, 171 1. 

Children 0/ Abraham Vredenburgh (9) and Dorelhea Coljer his 2nd wife. 
(All baptized in New York.) 

64. Elizabeth, bp. April 3, 171 5. 

65. Abraham, bp. Sept. 23, 1716. 

66. Elizabeth, bp. Jan. i, 1719 ; m. Benjamm Dealing Aug. 11, 

1738 (N. Y. Marriage Lxences). 

67. WiLLEM, bp. Jan. II, 1721. 

68. Cornelia, bp. Apr. 28, 1723. 

69. Annatje, bp. July 29, 1725. 

70. Jannetje, bp. Nov. 18, 1727, 

1 58 Two Old New York Houses. [Oct., 

Children <?/"Jannetje Vredenburgh (io) and Albert Van Garden. 
(All baptized at Kingston.) 

71. Rachel, bp. Mar. 17, 1706; m. at Kingston Feb. 12, 1727, 

Lambert Brink. 

72. WiLLEM, bp. Sept. 28, 1707; m. Annetje Vredenburgh. 
qi. Gysbert, bp. Feb. 18, 1709 ; m. Maria Cool. 

74. Appolonia, bp. Jan. 6, 1712 ; m. Derrick Quick. 

75. Johannes, bp. Dec. 19, 1714 ; m. Margaret Quick. 


By Woolsey Rogers Hopkins. 

I HAVE chosen for a lecture this evening ! How old } About a century 
old. To a citizen of London this would seem ludicrous, but to this 
recent city it is a long period. One hundred years ago with us is equiv- 
alent to a thousand years in London. We go back to Washington, the 
English to William the Conqueror ! These houses are No. 6 and No. 
7 State Street. Many ladies present will ask where is State Street.'' 
State Street is that pretty crescent bordering the Battery which seventy 
years ago was the court end of New York ; the fine houses with their 
stables, their equipages, their service, belonging to the aristocracy of our 
Metropolis. In No. 6 lived James Watson, a gentleman as well known 
in the city as is Chauncey M. Depew at this time. And yet who knows 
of James Watson now.? He was a genial gentleman, in easy circum- 
stances, and a liberal man ; who kept open house for all whose company 
was worth .having, being our first representative in Congress after the 
formation of the Federal Constitution ; and his name appears in the 
records of the City charities. I passed this house but five years since, 
and saw the doors and windows open, and dust flying from them. 
Rushing in to see what desecration was enacting there, I found the 
interior was being torn out ; the wainscoting, the ceiling, the exquisite 
staircase, the curious mantels were all being forced from their places ; but 
what interested me most of all was the fireplace. On the bricks of this 
was the accumulated soot deposited by wood cut on the lands of James 
Bayard, or perhaps on Kip's Bay. This wood had been cut to open a 
road on the west side to the Bloomingdale Road, and on the East side 
to form a connection with the Boston Road. We still have No. 7 State 
Street as it was when it was built, in the first part of this century. It 
has about double the frontage of an ordinary house, and being in a cres- 
cent, the piazza and balconies are spherical triangular in shape ; three 
stately wooden pillars are intended to give it the look of an Italian pal- 
ace. Double steps lead up to the landing, and there you observe the 
window sash starting from the floor of the rooms, giving to the whole a 
rural appearance. And this was the character of the house ; the guests 
from the dining-room threw up this sash and moved their chairs to this 
quiet front, where before them lay the beautiful grounds of the little park, 

1890.] Two Old New York Houses. i^q 

the waters of the bay, the distant Staten Island, the near Governor's 
Island, the wooded shores of New Jerse\-, and the steep heights of Long 
Island, soon to be the City of Brooklyn. A few white houses timidly 
glanced through their surrounding foliage. All was rural at the front, 
while from the rear of this No. 7 was seen the closely built little City of 
New York. James Watson had interested me from my earliest childhood, 
for he was the friend of my father, Samuel Miles Hopkins. Mr. 
Watson took a fancy to this tall, broad-shouldered young countryman, 
and, as John Bunyan would say, had him to his mansion. Young Hop- 
kins soon made his way, and asked his kind host to sit to their mutual 
friend, Col. Trumbull, for his portrait. This was in 1798, and the 
painting is one of Trumbull's best. Before me now is the handsome 
face of my father's early friend ; there is the bright eye, the ruddy cheek ; 
there the speaking lips, as when painted a hundred years ago. This, 
sir, is as near as we shall ever come to quaffing from the spring of per- 
petual youth. Wishing to know more of this James Watson, I sent a 
note of inquiry to Gen. James Walson Webb, and received a cordial 
reply with an invitation to call on him, which I accepted. Ushered into 
his library, I saw before me a handsome old gentleman with a complex- 
ion so fair that a girl of sweet sixteen might have envied it. In contrast 
was his hair, as white as snow, a tinge of red, with a blue vein through it, 
marked his cheeks. He was suffering from gout, but this did not pre- 
vent his entering at once on a history that interested me deeply. 

He began in this way: "You were right in supposing that my 
father Col, Samuel Webb, of Gen. Washington's staff", was the friend 
of James Watson. They had been neighbors when boys, and their 
friendship was kept up during life. I will give you an incident in the 
life of Mr. Watson, as my father gave it to me : On a cold winter's day 
Mr. Watson stepped down from his hospitable mansion and walked to 
the post-office, then located at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway. 
On his return he entered No. 69 Broadway, then Bunker's Tavern. The 
host said to him : ' I have a guest here whom you will be glad to know, 
Mr. Genet, the first accredited minister from France to our country.' 
Mr. Watson sent his card, and the Frenchman appeared. After some 
conversation Mr. Watson said : ' I shall be happy to see you at my house, 
to meet some of our citizens.' The day and hour were given, and the 
company assembled, one other guest being mentioned, Noah Webster, 
of New Haven. He had come to New York in a sloop, for journeying by 
land in the winter season was considered dangerous. He was then estab- 
lishing the Book Concern which, it is asserted by his historian, came to 
be, under his energetic management, the largest in the world ; and was 
busy buying materials for this same 'book factory.' From that hand-press 
came forth thousands of that invaluable little book called ' Webster's 
Spelling Book,' the smallest of its kind ; and years after came from the 
same press the largest book that had ever been bound, ' Webster's Dic- 
tionary.' A/acy might have patterned after him, for he was editor, 
publisher, printer, and book-binder ; he was captain, mate, and all hands, 
in a literary way. You may suppose that one so employed would have 
printer's-ink under his nails, and a soiled ruffle at the front, and his 
cue unbraided. Not at all ! There were dandies in those days, and 
he was one of them. But the dinner was a failure ; Mr. Genet proved 
a marplot, who had been pampered and feasted as the representative of 

I yO From Albany County and Neiv York City Records. [Oct., 

our friends the French, and he was a spoiled frog ! His remarks on 
our government and our President were not just, and all were relieved 
when the dinner was over and the guests had departed. Then Mr. 
Watson and his friend Mr. Webster drew their chairs to the open fire, 
' warming their feet while their backs were freezing.' This was the 
only way in which our ancestors of that period essayed to be comfortable 
in the long cold winters we seem to have grown out of. Then Mr. 
Watson, smarting under the mortification of his dinner-paity, said to Mr. 
Webster : ' If you will come to New York and edit a paper in support of 
Gen. Washington's administration, I will furnish the means : the ene- 
mies of Gen. Washington are increasing and this Frenchman will give 
them his support.' Mr. Webster accepted the offer, and it was soon 
announced that a journal would appear every day of the week (except 
Sunday) at 4 p.m., if the mails served. This paper was named The New 
York Minerva. A very notable article appeared in the first number, 
headed, 'Can Slave Labor under any Circumstances Compete with Free 
Labor } ' At the same time a Philadelphian was writing to his corre- 
spondent in South Carolina to this effect : 'Friend, thou hast no right to 
keep thy fellow-man in bondage.' Thus a century ago commenced 
that discussion, at first friendly, then violent, then with the pistol and gun, 
which ended at last in, 'Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.' The 
Minerva had its day of usefulness, and then was sold to a company who 
changed its name to The New York Com7?iercial Advertiser ." 

[Colonel Hopkins continued his address by further anecdotes of 
Col. Samuel Webb and his friend Major Livingston, and their life in New 
York after the Revolution, but as this is only incidental to the subject of 
the Two Houses, he sends us nothing further.] 


By B. Fernow. 

ALBANY. — Thomas Powell, signature, is called in the instrument 
Poulus, Septbr. 1664. 

Jan Vinhagen calls himself a native of the Diocese of Muenster, Ger- 
many, July, 1668. 

Cornells Teunisse Van Slyck, native of Breuckelen, Diocese of 

Gerrit Lansing, native of Hasselt, Holland. 

Pieter Pietersen Lassingh, in the deed, signs Lassen. 

Wm. van Dyck, resident of Utrecht, Holland. 

Daniel Rinckhout, native of Pommerania. 

Thos. Powell of Hartford has been a sergeant in Capt. Claudio 
Messee's Company in Brazil. 

Cornells Hendrick van Nes, living at Havendyck, near Yianen, Hol- 
land, in 1625. 

1890.] From Albany County and Neio Fork City Records. jyj 

Marten Cornelissen, born at Ysselstein near Utrecht, ancestor of the 
van Ysselstein famil)'. 

Peter Winne, native of Ghent, Flanders. 

Bastian de Winter, native of Middelborgh. 

Gerrlt Hardenbergh, native of Maerssen near Utrecht. 

Reynier Cuyler, brother of Hendr. Cuyler of Albany, lives at Amster- 
dam, 1675. 

Adam Dingemans, native of Haerlem, Holland. 

Jacob Gerritsen van Laer, born in the Manor of Ruynen, near Ghent. 

Hans Vosch, native of Luinenburgh, Hanover. 

Nicolas Gregary Hillebrant, born at Prague. 

Mary Ryverdingh, from Dantzig. 

Jan Cloet (Clute) has brothers and sisters living at Nieuen Roy int 
Land van der Marken. 

Honnoire, de Honneur, an old Albany name, has it become Honor6 (?) 

Jan de Vries, from Hamburg. 

David Maries (Marius?) in Albany, 1664. 

Martin Mouris, Mouwerensen, one of the witnesses to the purchase 
of Schenectady, July 27, 1661. 

Jan Pieterse van Woggelom, born at Amsterdam. 

Pieter Jacobse Marius at New York, 1685. 

Frederick Claese, born at Wester (?) in Drent, has mother and sister 
living at Staphorst. 

Rutger Arentsen, born in the Twert te Denekamp, Overyssel. 

Aert Jacobse van Achtienhoven, village in Holland. 

Wm. Jansen Schut has relatives at Amsterdam, Holland, in 1668 
(Eytie Meyndersen). 

" Mother of Claes van Elslant 2d, whose father was Claes van Elslant in 
New York, was Willemtie Harpers van der Linde, niece of Domine Har- 
manns Antonides van der Linde at Naerden. 

Paulus Jansen, born at Gurkum. 

Jan Eeraerts van Wesel. 

Pieter Janse of Stockholm. 

Lourens Janse, born at Hoesem. 

Herman Koster, born at Burckelve. 

Jean de la Rose, Frenchman, lives at Albany, 1671. 

Nicolas Maison (Mason ?) do., 1672. 

Robert Story at Albany, 1680. 

Capt. Anthony Brockholst marries Susanna Schrick, 1680. 

Anthd. Barwa, a Frenchman, with wife Anna Lielte and six children, 
come from Canada, 1683. 

Wm. Rees in Albany since 1672. 

Arent van Corlear of Schankhyck, Albany Co., in 1765. 

NEW YORK.— Cornelius Comegys lives on land of Pieter van der 
Linde, Septbr. 1658. 

Resolved and Joseph Waldron are brothers. 

English names among the residents of New York before 1675. 

Joan Woudberry, Atkan Atkins, John Kulpeper, Maria Jongbloet, Jan 
Bally, Raimond Staplefort, Robert Watson, Jan Deudly, Wm. Carver, De- 
liverance Lamberton, Benedict Aarnel (Arnold ?), Thos. Macky ; Jan 
Jampingh, Priscilla, children of George Homes ; Nathl. Zeeman, Nichs. 
Prett, James Caps ; Phil. Asban, Asborne (Osborne?) ; David Anderson, 

J 72 Pruyn Family — Ajney-ican Branch. [Oct., 

Joost Goderis (Godridge?), Phil. Galpyn ; Jacob Haey, Hay, Hays; Jan 
Mahu, Maihew, Samuel Mehu ; George Woolsey, Charles Morgan ; 
Thomas, Nathl. , Hassarot and their father; Thos. Appelgate, Anthy. 
Tooker, Rendel Huwit, Wm. Hallet, Saml. Scarlet, Jan Hutsen (Hudson), 
Joshua Atwater, Henry Jackson, Jan Hackins ; Jacob Huges, surgeon ; 
T. P. Tempel, Thos. Marshal, Wm. Pamer, Herry Hoskes, Wm. Heycks ; 

Roger, Andru, Kilfort, Kilvert ; Witlock, Thos. Verdon ; John 

Crabtree, born in Yorkshire^ Jonas Ranson (either Ransom or Rantzau) ; 
Wm. Doeckles (Douglas.?) and wife Anneke Ryzen, w. of.Sol. La Chair, 
Sept. 1664 ; Walter Salter; Eving Soelsberry, Englishman, 35 yrs. old, 
Decbr. 1664; Jan Craffoort, Anty. Warton, Die Charleton ; Wm. New- 
man of County Foy, Cornwall, 38 yrs. old, Mar. 1665 ; Moses Dorham 
James Webb, Andr. 'Rees, John Hinsman, Knollum Winslow, Caleb 
Burton, James Bullaine ; John Gurland, Garlant ; and Gerrit Trevor. 

Wm. Thorne, born in Dorsetshire, England, 42 yrs. old, April 7, 
1674, has wife and child in Boston. 

Elizabeth Kay, his sister-in-law, 37 yrs. old, has husband, a barber, 
in Boston. 

Pieter Jansen van Langestraat is Pieter Jansen Romeyn in June, 1657, 
widower of Dirckje Jansen, da. of Jan Rutgersen Moreau, by whom he 
had son Jan Pietersen, 6 yrs. old, who died in 1658 (dead Dec. 11). 
Marries again Maritie Juryaens van Copehague (?). 

Thos. Verdon has son Jacobus, 3 yrs. old, June 19, 1659, wife Bar- 
bara Imbroeck dead. 


By John V. L. Pruyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XXI., July, 1890, page 129.) 

Mr. Van Schaack published "Laws of the Colony of New York" 
(2 vols.. New York, 1773), ^^^ "Conductor Generalis, or The Duty 
and Authority of Justices, Sheriffs, Constables, etc.. Revised and Adapted 
to the United States" (1788). See his "Life, Journal, Diary and Let- 
ters, " edited by his son, Henry C. Van Schaack; also, "Appleton's Cy- 
clopaedia of American Biography.'' 

[Peter Van Schaack was twice married, his first wife being Elizabeth, 
dau. of Henry Cruger, of New York; his second, Elizabeth Van Alen, 
of Kinderhook.] 

By his marriage with Miss Van Schaack, Dr. John Matthias Pruyn 
had issue : 

406 Catharine, b. June 12, 1838. 

407 Francis, b, March 26, 1840; d. Sept. 25, 1842. 

408 Peter Van Schaack, m. Mary Barnard Tobey. 

409 Maria, b. Oct. 29, 1842; bp. Oct. 12, 1844. 

410 Margaret, b. May i, 1845; bp. Nov. 11, 1845; m., Oct. 8, 1872. 

as his second wife, Peter Edward Van Alstyne, son of Adam 


1890.] Pruyn Family — American Branch. l'7'K 

Van Alstyne and Maria Bain, b. Oct. i, 183c, at Stuyvesant, 
d. there May 5, 1876, Supervisor, Member of Assembly, Col- 
lector of Internal Revenue. By this marriage there was issue, 
Harriet Van Alstyne, b. Dec. 19, 1875. 


(370) John* Pruyn {"John /.s, y 0)171'', Francis^, Arenf, Frans Jansen^), 
b. at Kinderhook, May 22, 1806 ; bp. there, June 20, 1806; m. there, 
Feb. 7, 1828, Maria Snyder, b. March 30, 1805, at Shawangunk, Ulster 
Co., N. v., dau. of Henry Snyder and Maria Decker. John Pruyn died 
Oct. 29, 1843, at Kinderhook, and is buried in the Kinderhook Ceme- 
tery. He had issue : 

411 Henry, m. Margaret Anna Harder. 

412 John Francis, b. Feb. 20, 1832, at Kinderhook, vvhere he resides; 

grad. at Kinderhook Academy; is engaged in farming. 

413 Mary Jane, b. Nov. 23, 1840, at Kinderhook ; d. there May 22, 


(371) Abraham Van Vleck* Pruyn {John I.^, John'^, Francis,^ Areni,'^ 
Frans Jansen^), was born at Kinderhook, Jan. 22, 1807, bp. by Rev. 
Jacob Sickles ; studied at the Kinderhook Academy ; studied medicine 
at Kinderhook with Dr. William Barthrop, and in New York at the Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons. He settled at Oswego, N. Y., but 
moved to Picton, Prince Edward Co., Canada. Under the Canadian 
laws it was necessary for him to pass an examination by the Board of 
Medical Examiners at Toronto before he could be allowed to practise his 
profession. The roads leading to Toronto were in very bad condition. 
He had gone not half-way when his horse became exhausted, and he was 
unable to procure another. To him this mishap was not an obstacle. 
He proceeded on foot and reached Toronto during the session of the 
board, passed the examination, and received his license. Dr. Pruyn 
was an able physician and was greatly beloved. He was a member of the 
Church of England, and resided at Picton, where he died, July li, 1856, 
and is buried there in Glenwood Cemetery. He married at Picton, June 
24, 1845, Clara Louisa Maria Fairfield, b. at Bath, Ont., Feb. 23, 1818; 
bp. at St. John's, Bath, March 23, 1818 (Marshall '^^x\x\% Bidwcll ; * Clara 
Wilcox Bidwell, his wife), dau. of Benjamin Fairfield and Abigail Lock- 
wood (d. April 22, 1853, ^t. 79), of Bath. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pruyn f had issue : 

* An interesting sketch of Mr. Bidwell, from the able pen of Mr. Edward F. De 
Lancey, is found in the Record of January, 1890. 

f Mrs. Pruyn was married, Sept. 14, 1861, at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton (376), 
Catharine Maria Pruyn witness, by Rev. Wm. Macaulay, to Walter Ross. This was 
the second marriage of each. He was b. Dec. 25, 1S17, in the Parish of Fearn, Ross- 
shire, Scotland, and was the son of WaUer Ross and Christina McCulloch of the 
Parish of Tain, Ross-shire. He was educated in Scotland, and came to Canada, 
where he was extensively engaged in business for forty years as a merchant. He 
resided at Picton, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. At the general 
election in 1863 he was elected to Parliament in the Reform movement. At the first 
general election after the Confederation in 1867 he was elected to the Dominion Par- 
liament, was reelected in 1872, and in 1874, a change of government necessitating 

174 Pruyn Fajnily — American Branch. [Oct., 

414 David John, m. Georgina Ellen Ann Pope. 

415 Emily Jane, b. Sept. 12, 1849, at Picton, bp. Nov. 25 at 

the church of St. Mary Magdalene (David Lockwood Fairfield; 
Emily Spencer Fairfield ; Helen Mary Fairfield) ; d. there 
Sept. 16, 1866, unmarried. 

416 Anna Mary Louisa, b. Aug. 31, 1853, at Picton, bp. Feb. 5, 

1854, at St. Mary Magdalene (Gideon Bowerman ; Helen 
Mary Fairfield ; Louisa Ann Atkinson Hope) ; d. there Oct. 
31. 1854. 


(373) Lucas ^ Pruyn, physician {John /. ■>, Johii^, Francis^, Arenf't 
Frans Jansen^), b. June 14, 1812, at Kinderhook, N. Y,, bp. July 19. 
18 1 2, at Kinderhook Dutch Church ; was married at Schodack Landing, 
Oct. 25, 1836, by Rev. John Gray to Cynthia Willsey, b. Jan. 15 or 16, 
181 6, bp. by Rev. P. van Buren, dau. of Cornelius Willsey and Geretta 
Schermerhorn at that time of Schodack Landing, afterward, 1843, of 
Kinderhook. Dr. Lucas Pruyn was a student at the Kinderhook Acad- 
emy ; studied medicine with Dr. John Pruyn Beekman at Kinderhook, 
also at New York, where he attended lectures given by the famous medi- 
cal men of the day. About 1835 he was authorized to practise, and in 
the spring of that year settled at Schodack Landing. In 1836 he moved 
to Kinderhook but returned to Schodack in 1837. He finally settled 
at Kinderhook in 1843, where he followed his profession the rest of his life. 
He was interested in banking and joined the Dutch Reformed Church at 
Kinderhook, Jan. 31, 1874. He died April 18, 1882, and is buried in 
Kinderhook Cemetery. He had no issue. His widow resides at Kin- 


John Chester Sweet, merchant, of Kinderhook, b. Aug. 9, 1822, at 
Coeymans, Albany Co., N. Y., son of Joshua Sweet and Eleanor Will- 
sey, formerly of Westerlo, Albany Co., N. Y. ; m. Oct. 21, 1846 (374) 
Jane* Pruyn {John I.^,John^, Francis^, Arent^, Frans Jansen '), b. Oct. 16, 
18 14. Mrs. Sweet is the owner of an old Dutch Pruyn family Bible and 
of the original deed of the farm conveyed by Cornells Schermerhoorn to 
(13) Arent Pruyn. (See The Record, Vol. XXL, No. i, page 10.) 

another election, he was again reelected. In 1878 he declined to be a candidate 
again, having represented the county for over fifteen years. He was for six years 
Mayor of Picton ; was colonel of the l6lh Battalion from 1863 to 1883, in which 
latter year he sent in his resignation to the government. Upon his retirement 
his officers presented him a very handsome piece of plate. 

His first wife, whom he married December i, 1845, was Miss Elizabeth Thorp, 
by whom he had five children, as follows : 

i. Walter Thorp Ross, b. at Picton. Jan. 22, 1S47, m. Calista Olivia 
Bockus, and is Collector of Customs at Picton. 

ii. Henry Thomas Ross, b. at Picton, Oct. 12, 1849. 
iii. Mary Emma, b. at Picton, Oct. 31, 1851, m. George Simpson, Govern- 
ment Land Commissioner at Brandon, Manitoba. 

iv. Flora Elizabeth Ross, b. Nov. 8, 1853, at Picton; m. Wm. Aiken 
Gilmore, Chicago, 111. 

v. Frederick Henry Ross, b. at Picton, Jan. 27, 1857, lives in Chicago. 
Colonel Ross had by his second wife (Mrs. Pruyn) an only child, Clara Kate 
Mackenzie Ross, b. at Picton, Dec. 17, 1862, d. there. May 4, 18S5, unmarried. 

Colonel Ross died at Picton, Nov. 12, 1888, and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery. 
Mrs. Ross resides at Picton. 

1890.] Pruyn Family — American Branch. j^r 

By this marriage there has been issue : 

John Pruyn Sweet, b. Nov, 17, 184S, bp. March 7, 1849; d. un- 

Ella Garetta Sweet, b. Oct. 31, 185 1, bp. Aug. 5, 1853 ; is the second 
wife of Gerrit Sager Collier, lawyer at Kinderhook. 

Lucas Pruyn Sweet, b. Dec. 17, 1855, bp. Jan. 3,1863; died young. 


(375) Isaac* Pruyn {John I }, John^, Francis^ ,Arent-, Fransjansen^), 
lawyer and banker, b. at Kinderhook, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1816 ; bp. there 
by Rev. Jacob Sickles, Jan. 3, 181 7; m. firstly at Kinderhook, Oct. 2, 
1844, Mary Jane Wilcoxson, b. at Kinderhook, Mav 16, 1820, d, Nov. 
5, 1853, bur. at Kinderhook, dau. of Judge Julius Wilcoxson and Maria 
Hoes (m. July 17, 1819), who was a niece of President Martin Van 

Mr. Pruyn studied at the Kinderhook Academy ; was admitted to the 
bar in 1838, and at one time practised law in New York. He has resided 
for many years in Catskill, where he has held various positions of trust and 
has been interested in railroad and other enterprises. In 1872 he 
became president of the Catskill National Bank and still holds the posi- 
tion. He is also a prominent member of the Dutch Church. By his 
first marriage he has had issue : 

417 Julius, b. at Kinderhook, Julv 14, 1845 ; d. at Catskill, July 28, 


418 Mary Angelica, b. at Catskill, Dec. 3, 1846; d. there Aug. 30, 


419 Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1848, at Catskill; d. there ]\Iarch 26, 


420 Anna, b. May 7, 1850, at Catskill ; d. there March 23, 1S51. 

421 Sarah Louisa, b. at Catskill Nov. i, 1853. 

Mr. Pruyn m., secondly, at Catskill, July 17, 1872, his deceased wife's 
sister, Sarah Ann Wilcoxson, b. at Kinderhook, Aug. 16, 1827. There 
is no issue by this marriage. 


John Wilcoxson, of Kinderhook, b. March 13, 1825, bp. May 29, 1825 
at Kinderhook Dutch Church ; son of Julius Wilcoxson and Maria Hoes ; 
married, July 27, 1853, (377) Anna* Pruyn {John /.\ John*, Francis^, 
Areni', Frans Jafisen^), b. Oct. ii, 1821 ; grad. Albany Female Acad- 
emy; d. July 26, 1887; bur. in Kinderhook Cemetery. There was issue 
by this marriage : 

Anna Harder Wilcoxson, b. June 13, 1854, bp. Feb. 7, 1855, at 

Kinderhook Dutch Church. 
Charles Wilcoxson, b. Feb. 16, 1857, bp. Oct. 31, 1857, d. March i, 

Pruyn Wilcoxson, b. July i, 1858, bp. Feb. 5, 1859, d. May 25, 1879, 
at Stuyvesant. 

(378) Bartholomew Van Valkenburgh* Pruyn {John /.^ John*, 
Francis^, Arent^, Frans Jansen^), b. at Kinderhook, June 30, 1826; 

J ^5 Pruytt Faviily — American Branch. [Oct., 

entered Kinderhook Academy in 1838, completing his course in 1842 ; 
fought in the Civil War, enlisting April 10, 1861 ; was commissioned 
July 4, 1 86 1, ranking from May 14, captain of K Company, 30th Regi- 
ment New York State Infantry ; discharged Oct. 3, 1862 ; was com- 
missioned April 7, 1865, ranking from March 6, captain of D Company, 
I92d Regiment, New York State Infantry ; mustered out August 28, 
1865; has been town assessor at Kinderhook, where he resides; is a 
member of the Dutch Reformed Church ; married, firstly, May 27, 1851, 
at Kinderhook, Sarah Caroline Thomas, b. at Hudson, N. Y., May 10, 
1833, d. at Claverack, Jan. 14, 1864, dau. of Robert Thomas and Sarah 
Parks, of Kinderhook ; and has had issue : 

422 Robert Thomas, m. Helen Joseph. 

423 John Isaac, m. Mary Scott. 

424 Sarah Elizabeth, b. at Kinderhook, March 30, 1856 ; m. at Chat- 

ham, N. Y., March 19, 1879, Edward Van Alsiyne, b. March 
16, 1858, at Sunnyside Farm, Stuyvesant, Columbia Co., N. 
Y., son of Peter Edward Van Alstyne and Harriet Van Vran- 
ken Mynderse his first wife, grad. Union Classical Institute, 
Schenectady, 1875, is a farmer, owns and resides at Sunnyside 
Farm, which has been in his family for several generations, 
possesses family records back to 1734, is a deacon in the 
Kinderhook Dutch Church, president of the Columbia County 
Creamery Association, director of the Kinderhook and Stuy- 
vesant Mutual Insurance Co., and trustee of School District 
No. 6, of Stuyvesant ; and has issue by this marriage : 

i, James Edward Van Altsyne, b. at Sunnvside, Jan. 31, 

ii. Elizabeth Pruyn Van Alstyne, b. at Sunnyside, Nov. 2, 

iii. Annie Mynderse Van Alstyne, b. at Sunnyside, June 6, 

iv. Jean Pruyn Van Alstyne, b. at Sunnyside, Oct. 18, 1888. 

425 Mary Kate, b. at Kinderhook, March 15, 1858; m. at Stuy- 

vesant, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1879, Henry Allen Best, Jr., b. at 
Stuyvesant, April 20, 1848, son of Henry Allen Best and 
Elizabeth Philips Cutter of Stuyvesant ; and has had issue : 
i. Pruyn Best, b. July 27, 1880, at Stuyvesant; d. there 

Oct. 14, 1881. 
ii. Henry Allen Best, b. May 27, 1884, at Stuyvesant; 

d. there Jan 15, 1886. 
iii. Abigail Lee Best, b. April 4, 1887, at Stuyvesant. 

426 Edward Staats, b. Oct. 24, 1859, at Chatham ; d. there May 26, 


427 Lucas W., b. at Claverack, Jan. 7, 1864 ; d. at Kinderhook, Aug. 

10, 1864. 
Bartholomew Van Valkenburgh Pruyn, married, secondly, Jan. 27, 
1869, Judith Ann Groat, b. July 28, 1828, dau. of Martin Groat and 
Sarah Crocker, of Kinderhook ; no issue. 

(381) James Wood ® Pruyn (Zrerz«fl«^ Arenf^, Harmen^, Arenf, Frans 

1 890. J Two Quebec Graves. I 77 

Jansen^), b. Oct, 18, 1834, in New York State ; m. Sept., 1866, at Page 
Centre, Iowa, Rebecca Bradshaw Gray, b. April 17, 1846, dau. of 
Richard Gray, M.D., and Sarah Watt, of Wahoo, Nebraska. Mr. Pruyn 
was educated at the public schools, and at the Academies of Princeton 
and Amsterdam, N. Y. He served three years in the 23d Iowa Infantry 
as private, corporal and sergeant, and has been an elder in the Presby- 
terian Church since 1866. He resides at Otis, Colorado, where he is a 
real-estate dealer and banker, being President of the First Bank of Otis. 
He has issue : 

428 Albert Vedder, b. Aug. 6, 1867, at Page Centre, Iowa; is cashier 

of the First Bank of Otis. 

429 Mabel, b. Dec. 29, 1868, at Page Centre, Iowa. 

430 Leonard L.,b. Aug. 9, 1870, at Page Centre, Iowa. 


John Finkle, of Fredericksburgh, Ontario, married (Liber D. Bath 

Registers in vault at Kingston) Sept. 9, 1828 ; (384) Martha^ Pruyn 

[William^, Matthew^, Harmeti^, Arent', Fraris Jansen"-), b. Jan. 14, 1808, 

bp. March 21 at Fredericksburgh ; d. July 4, 1846 ; and had issue : 

Mary Jane Finkle, bp. at Bath, Jan. 31, 1830; m. E. R. O'Brien; 

now a widow. 
Jacob Henry Finkle. bp. March 4, 1832, by Rev. John Stoughton, 
at St. Paul's, Fredericksburgh (Duncan McKenzie ; INIary Pruyn).* 
Jemima Finkle, m. W. I. Willson. 
Alexander Finkle, b. at Woodstock, Ontario, where he now resides ; 

is a barrister and Judge of the County of Oxford, Ontario. 
Martha Finkle, b. at Woodstock ; unmarried. 

{To be continued.) 


By Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. 

At the south end of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, as you enter the 
gate leading to the burial ground, situated on the principal street of the 
ancient capital of Canada, may be seen the grave of Sir Walter Scott's 
favorite brother, a man of infinite humor and excellent parts, to whom 
was attributed for a time the authorship of the Waverley novels. This, 
of course, was before they were acknowledged by Sir Walter. He 
was several years younger than his highly gifted brother, and pursued for a 
few years his father's profession, but he was unfortunate from engaging in 
speculations respecting farms, and other matters out of the line of his 
legal business. Through the aid of influential friends, he afterwards 

* The parish registers of the Church of England in the Diocese of Ontario are 
kept in the vault of the Synod of the Diocese at Kingston. For access to them I 
am indebted to James Shannon, Esq., Postmaster at Kingston, and Registrar of 
the Diocese of Ontario. J- *• •'— "• 

1*^8 '^'^0 Quebec Graves. [Oct., 

became paymaster of the 70th regiment, serving for many years in 
Kingston and Quebec, where he died early in 1823, and was buried by 
the side of his youngest daughter. Several venerable Canadians, who 
still survive at nearly four-score and ten, remember Major Scott as a tall, 
handsome man of martial figure, fond of society, and, like Sir Walter, an 
excellent story-teller ; but, unlike his gifted brother, able to sing a good 
Scotch song, which he frequently did at the regimental dinners, as well as 
at his own fireside. He married Elizabeth, a daughter of the family of 
MacCulloch, of Ardwell, an ancient Galwegian stock, by whom he left 
three daughters and a son, Walter Scott, who, at the time of his father's 
death, was a lieutenant of engineers in the East India Company's service. 
In Lockhart's Memoir of Scott, there are several letters addressed to the 
Major by Sir Walter, from one of which, written in 1817, "^^^ following 
extract is taken: "Should you remain in Canada, you must consider 
your family as settling in that State ; and as I cannot believe it will remain 
very long separated from America, [the United States, Sir Walter should 
have said] I should always think this equal to depriving them of the 
advantage of British subjects — at least of those which they might derive 
from their respectable connections in this country." The poet said of 
the paymaster that he " knew of no person who possessed more power of 
humor or perception of the ridiculous." After the Major's death, his 
family returned to Scotland, and were for a time Sir Walter's guests at 

The granite stone which marks the Major's grave is in excellent con- 
dition, and bears the following inscription : — 

To the memory of 
Thomas Scott, Esquire, 

Late Paymaster 

Of the 70th Regiment, 

Who departed this life 

4th February, 1823. 

And his daughter, 

Barbara Scott, 

Who died 

On the 5th October, 1821, 

In the eighth year of her age. 

John Wilson, perhaps the best singer of Scottish songs of his own 
age, or of any age, and in the judgment of Dr. Robert Chambers, of 
Edinburgh, unsurpassed in the beauty and taste with which he rendered 
the music of his native Caledonia, visited the United States and Canada 
in 1849, accompanied by his daughter, who assisted him in the very 
successful series of entertainments which he gave, consisting of Scottish 
songs and recitations. He had given several concerts in St. George's 
Hall, Quebec, and was announced for " A nicht wi' Burns," before his 
departure. On Saturday, July 7, while fishing in Lake St. Joseph, he 
was taken ill, it was supposed from exposure to the excessive heat, and 
died at an early hour on the following Monday morning, one of the first 
victims to the cholera, which was so fatal in Canada during that summer. 

1890.] Two Quebec Graves. 


He was burled in Mount Hermon cemetery, on the banks of the beauti- 
ful St. Lawrence, some three miles south of the Plains of Abraham, where 
Wolfe won the immortal victory which changed the destiny of Canada. 
A few years ago David Kennedy, another Scottish singer, intrusted to 
Dr. George Stewart, of Quebec, the sum of;^io to be devoted to forever 
caring for the grave of the gifted and amiable John Wilson, His last 
letter, addressed to his poet friend, William Wilson, of Poughkeepsie, 
whose rendering of Jacobite songs and ballads almost equalled the pro- 
fessional singer's, is now in the writer's possession. It is dated July 7, 
and announces his anticipated meeting with his correspondent within a 
few weeks. Three years after Wilson's greatly regretted death, a number 
of his countrymen of Quebec erected over his grave a noble column, 
surmounted by an urn, with appropriate drapery. The monument bears 
the following inscription : 

Sacred to the memory of 

John Wilson, 

The Scottish Vocalist, 

Celebrated for the excellent taste, 

Feeling, and execution, 

With which he sang the airs • 

Of his native Caledonia. 

He was an amiable and unassuming man. 

Died at Quebec, July, 1849. 

Erected by some of his friends and 
Admirers in Canada, 1852. 

Shelley, whose ashes lie under Italian skies, near those of Keats, 
said : "That it would almost make one in love with death to be buried 
in so sweet a spot." The same could be said of Wilson's Canadian 
resting-place ; and as we gathered from his grave a few scarlet autumn 
leaves, a feathered songster was singing from the topmost branch of a 
brilliant maple, with a music sweeter than his own silvery tenor. Although 
far away from his dearly-loved "North Countrie, " he is surrounded by 
men of his own race, on whose tomb-stones may be seen Mackenzie and 
Macdougall, Campbell and Grant, Fraser and Forsyth, Ross, Turnbull, 
and other ancient Scottish names, many, if not most of them, the sons and 
grandsons of the six hundred and sixty-two gallant fellows of Fraser's 
Seventy-eighth Highlanders, who followed Wolfe up the steep and narrow 
escalade to the field where his untimely fate and that of his chivalric foe 
Montcalm, one hundred and thirty-one years ago this very day, so well 
illustrated Gray's familiar line that, 

" The paths of glory lead but to the grave." 

Quebec, September 13, 1S90. 


l8o Memorial of New York Loyalists. [Oct., 


The following Loyalist memorial I have lately found in the Nova 
Scotia archives. So far as I know, it has never hitherto been printed. 
I am sorry to say that I can find no date for it, but I presume it was 
offered some time in 1782. 

Benjamin Rand. 
Sept. 26, 1890, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

To his Excellency Sir Guy Carleton, Knight of the most honorable Order 
of the Bath, General and Commander in Chief, &c,, &c., &c. 

The Memorial of the Subscribers 
Humbly Sheweth 

That your memorialists having been deprived of very valuable Landed 
Estates and considerable Personal Propertys without the Lines and being 
also obliged to abandon their possessions in this City on Account of their 
Loyalty to their Sovereign and Attachment to the British Constitution 
and seeing no prospect of their being reinstated had determined to 
remove with their Families and settle in His Majesty's Province of Nova 
Scotia on the Terms which they understood were held out equally to all 
his Majesty's persecuted Subjects. 

That your Memorialists are much alarmed at an application which 
they are informed Fifty Five Persons have joined in to your Excellency 
solliciting a recommendation for Tracts of Land in that Province amount- 
ing together to Two Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Acres and 
that they have dispatched forward Agents to survey the unlocated lands 
and select the most fertile Spots and desirable situations. 

That chagrined as your Memorialists are at the manner in which the 
late Contest has been terminated and disappointed as they find themselves 
in being left to the lenity of their Enemys on the dubious recommenda- 
tion of their Leaders they yet hoped to find an Asylum under British 
Protection little suspecting there could be found among their Fellow 
sufferers Persons ungenerous enough to attempt ingrossing to themselves 
so disproportionate a Share of what Government has allotted for their 
common benefit and so different from the original proposals. 

That your memorialists apprehend sorne misrepresentations have been 
used to procure such extraordinary recommendations the applications 
for which have been most studiously concealed until now that they boast 
its being too late to prevent the effect. — Nor does it lessen your Memori- 
alists surprise to observe that the persons concerned (several of whom are 
said to be going to Britain) are most of them in easy Circumstances and 
with some exceptions more distinguished by the repealed favors of 
Goverument than by either the greatness of their sufferings or the impor- 
tance gI their services. 

Tha' your memorialists cannot but regard the Grants in Question if 
carried into eflfect as amounting nearly to a fotal excluoion of themselves 
and I^imilys '."ho i*^ they become Settlers must cither content themselves 
with barren or remote Lands Or.submit to be Tenants to -those most of 
whom they coni<ider as their superiors ia nothing but deeper Art and 
keener Policy — thus circuuisiauced 


Meynorial of New York Loyalists. 


Your Memorialists humbly implore redress from your Excellency and 
that enquiry may he made into their respective Losses Services Situations 
and Sufferino;s and If your Memorialists shall be found equally intitled 
to the favor and protection of Government with the former applicants — 
that they may all be put on equal footing — But should those who first 
applyed be found on a fair and candid inquiry more deserving than your 
Memorialists — then your Memorialists humbly request that the locating 
these extensive Grants may at least be postponed untill your Memorialists 
have taken up such small Portions as may be allotted to them. 

And your Memorialists as in Dutybound shall ever pray &c. 

Christopher Bemon 
Thos Farrer 
Lancelot Farrer 
George Davies 
Rich^ Horton 
Charles McDonald 
Robert Cleghorn 
John Watson 
Peter SuUock 
Quinton Robinson 
Isaac Bonnet 
John Johnston 
Lewis Grant 
John Hutchings 
Williams Devenport 
Thos Curren 
Ja^ Bruningham 
Dennis Murphy 
Israel Goull 
Humphrey Wady 
Christopher Putts 
William Lewis 
*Bilwry Ward 
Jn° McQueen 
Robert McGargor 
Joseph Hains 
Peter Nauthorn 
W™ Block 
Joseph Wist 
Thompson J Reid 
Abraham Vantassell, 
David Wilson 
Jos Vaughan 
James Stewart 
John Hilsop 
James Scott 
Ralph Brankoton 
Andre Eastman 
John Curril 
And'^ Watson 

John Kerr 
Scott L Clark 
Stephen Hayden 
J A Coope 
Danl Ketcham 
*Jas Ketcham 
Peter Gyre 
Andrew Bennett 
John Harrison 
James Rogers 
Daniel James Brooke 
Hugh Kelly B. Master, 

John Dayz 
John Haggoford 
Jacob Crorffn 
Robert Bell 
Henry Graham 
George Wilson 
*James Wean 1 

Alexander Boyer 
James Wilmot 
Michael Schooley 
Christopher Hennegar 
Adam Hannegar 
Michael Henegar 
Edward Mooney 
William Mooney 
John Mooney 
Jacob Hoffman 
Saml Pell 
Samuel Still well 
David Braymer 
Charles Kingsland 
John Jordan 
John Van Embnrgh 
John Davis 
Philip Elev 
Caleb White 
John Barron 

Benjamin Graves ^^ 
James Pillot 
William Peters 
John Yeamons 
*Malark Thorn 
Samuel Peters 
Moses Veal 
*Daniel Rue 
Gilbert Forbes 
Quintin Miller 
Hugh Miller 
Lockart Backster 
Solomon Baxter 
P^noch Mulnix 
Gideon Baxter 
John Baker 
Jarvis Coles 
Charles Vickerman 
William Swisebaugh 
James Clabb 
John Booth 
Andrew Duran 
Isaac Redman 
Timoth}' Cain 
Lawrence Fegan 
Richard Chambers 
Benj'' He^d 
Josiah Davis 
Joseph Pax ton 
Hugh Dreake 
Fred''* Wisem 
*Andrew Lintnow 
John Bond 
'I'homas Potts 
John Anderson 
William Hodges 
Benjamin Brown 
John Wiggins 
Alexander Simpson 
Amos Dillon 

Sign, ture ?,omewhat illegible — B. R. 


Memorial of New York Loyalists. 


Edw'' Johnston 
Thomas Flewelling 
Thomas Ireland 
Hugh Ellis 
*\Villiam Brinter 
Abraham Lockwood 
Joseph Fluell 
Alex Cowon 
Arthur B Nugent 
W" Hyle 
Thos Chadwick 
Thomas Bird 
John Warnock 
Mich' Hutchinson 
John Fitzpatrick 
Lukes Bird 
Hugh IMcDonald 
Joseph Thomas 
Joseph Botner 
Sam' Strut 
John Gomez 
John Marsh 
Samuel Aiken 
Owen Hughes 
*Cornelius Hittny 
Amos Rooke 
Rouillin McQuillin 
John Jones 
Frederick Bender 
Eenj° Harrison 
William Bethell 
John Burns 
Abraham Bassey 
W"" Williams 
George Ensor 
John Groff 
*Daniel Hugumen 
James Nicholls 
James GofF 
James Cuthbert 
W"> Molleneaux 
David Haltridge 
Lovl" McLean 
Mikel McDonald 
James Maine 
John Bain 
Thos Cotton 
Thos Treadwell Smith 
Albert Norstrand 
Stephen Baxter 
Samuel Baker 


Philip Lenze 
John Clark 
W"" Muckelvain 
George Conoly 
Elijah Sandford 
John Terrel 
John Lawson 
Nathaniel Loofbourron 
Arch<* Kerby 
W" Far re r 
Thomas Clapp 
Diony= O'Reily 
Joshua Pell 
Jonathan Pell 
James Mitchell 
*Jas Stivens 
W" Bathgall 
Patrakin L Way 
Geo bhaw 
Rob' M^Ginnis 
Geo Dinkleter 
John Humey 
David Mallows, jr 
David H Mallows 
Samuel Magkee 
Christopher Hanigar 
John Maghu 
Adam Hangegar 
Jacob Mallows 
W™ Russeli - 
John Huggeford 
Jacob Jirokman 
John Bicker 
W"' Caldwell 
Adam Graves , 
Nich* Andrewes 
Jn° Geo Graves 
Amory OlThover 
Christian Weynan 
Conrad Andrews 
Geo Ryme 
Jacob Shaw 
Rob" Robertson 
John Collin 
Robert Teuton 
Rich M^Ginnis 
Jacob Likeson 
Charles Anno 
John Slone 
Ab"" Rhyharr. 
John Forrister 
ignature somewhat illcgiblt. — 

John IM^Ginnis 
Alex" Hakkett 
John Patterson 
James Smith 
John Holmes 
Henry Humphrey 
Alex McGrangham 
Henry Dawson 
Elijah Fowler 
John Dougherty 
James McNeil 
Thomas Henning 
Jas Dickinson 
*James Trindek 
*J Laagedney 
Ezekiel Braman 
John Robinson 
Thomas Housten 
Samuel Barns 
Benjamin Birdsill 
*Isaac Davenport 
*Thomas Davenport 
Andres Bohaker 
Andres Bohaker jr. 
W" Caldwell 
W" Mussuls Pillots 
John Henderson 
Robert Beenatt 
Thos Edwards 
S Waterbury 
*John Oman Sctoh 
I'hos De Sokow 
Anthony Classon 
Christian Brenan 
Samuel Strut 
Jasper Drake 
John Kennedy 
John Cottrell 
William Johnson 
John Monall 
Thomas Bowden 
Mic''' Nugent 
John Mortal 
Jacob Brower 
Thomas Semple 
Sam' Washburn 
Thomas Spragg 
Reuben Finch 
Daniel Odell 
Andrew Camdilje 
B. R. 


Memorial of New York Loyalists. 


John Baxter 
Joseph Dowers 
*Ichuncler Hill 
*Daniel Dresser 
*Seeton Dencosel 
Johannes Mejer 
Gilbert Purdy 
Thomas Purdy 
Lancelot Smith 
Richard Debney 
John Bates 
Jeremiah Gaus 
John Faulkner 
George Woolf 
William Woderspoon 
James M'^Lean 
Robart Hill 
Jeremiah Rushton 
William Totten 
Thos Barker 
Thomas Wntton 
John Pilmith 
Samuel Totten 
Aaron Fowler 
Joseph Prichard 
John Howell 
*Peter Trarah 
Jonah Worden 
Cornelius Steger 
John Burns 
Abr" Cunard 
Amos Lockwood 
Edward Pryor 
John Houseman 
Thomas Bowker 
Eben' Street 
Thomas Goudge 
Dennis Crowin 
Henry Gower 
Abraham Golding 
Josiah Fowler 
Abraham Tilley 
James Barron 
Peter Wood 
Edward Dowkins 
*William Murs 
John Clark 
Peter Totten 
Matthew Mangan 
Saml Marshall 
Andrew Brown 

Thos Cunningham 
Thos Lowrie 
Patrick M<^Cov 
John M""Coy' 
John Mackay 
Joseph M4vell 
Thomas Merrill 
Abraham Iredell 
J"° Hackett 
Isaac Atken 
Andrew Snodgrass 
Ezekiel Youmans 
James Ramsey 
James Hamilton 
John Ritchie 
Joseph Galbneath 
John Hardwick 
David Peterkin 
David Smith 
Alex Munro 
James Rose 
John McQueen 
John Url 
John Allen 
John Parker 
*John Ryan Yunior 
*John Ryan Seynor. 
Thomas Homnune 
Abraham Florantine 
Nathl Dowdney 
James Gergus 
Gilbert Bush 
*Zephniah Tubbs 
Joseph Tubbs 
John Martin 
*John Himes 
Thos Robblee 
Jeremiah Mabee 
Andrew Fowler 
*Benjn Hunt, Col. ofthe 

*Will Branthwaite 
Jn° Cameron 
*George Jackoon 
David Hammili 
Titus Babb 
John A Hardenbrook 
Alexander Carskadon 
Thomas Carskadon 
John Driver 
Michl McDonnell 

* Signature somewhat illegible. — B 

Abel Hardenbrook 
Rob' Cannell 
Eduard Lockwood 
*Thomas H Wagstoffe 
James V Bureu 
George Davis 
Robert Fenton Jr 
John Smith 
Jacob Brill 
Robert Thorn 
Thomas Pearsall — 
Abel Southard 
Eben"^ Spiser 
Charles Cann 
Henry Pearsall _- 
Jonathan Mott 
Elias Glover 
Daniel Baldwin 
Wm King 
Richard Bonsall 
Nehemiah Clarke 
Nicholas A Harden- 
Peter Roome 
Rob' Wood 
Gideon Palmer 
James Mullennex 
Jeremiah Fowler 
Jeremiah Fowler, Jr 
Amory Fowler 
Abijah Miller 
Isaac Baxter 
]\Iillington Lockwood 
Ambrose Haight 
VVilet Carpenter 
Gales Carpenter 
Daniel Lyon 
Henry Watkeys 
Joseph Robinson 
Jonathan Fowler 
*Junis D'Fergen 
Weder Fowler 
Matthew Buckley 
Stephen Embree 
James Irwin 
Thomas Seaman 
*Joseph Vradd 
|on" Haines 
Jotham VVillson 
Nathaniel Taylor 
Jeremiah Andeson 
. R. 

1 84 

Memorial of New York Loyalists. 


Daniel Suttle 
.James Seacord 
Joseph Prescott 
John Miller 
James Chadwick 
Eph™ San ford 
Joseph Smith 
Fossam Rab 
Joseph Smith 
W" Burnese 
Abraham Bageley 
Isaac Hammon 
John Shoemaker 
"W" Williams 
Edmund Ward 
Joshua T De St Croix 
John Blair 
Henry Ackerman 
James Toiten 
W™ Maxey 
John Wil Irons 
Benjn Daggett 
Percy Gilbert 
Ambrose Cleavland 
Robt Colefax 
Isaac Livesay 
Hezekiah Smith 
Robt Henley 
Solomon Hains 
Barney Waldrom 
Cornelius Ackerman 
James Rankin 
W" White 
John Stevenson 
Duncan Ferguson 
Christ' Carter 
Frederick Davoue 
*Jacob Muff 
Simon Bantal 
Jere'' Hickey 
John Deforest 
*Thomas Cunter 
James Morehouse 
Noah Morehouse 
Hezekiah Smith 
Henry Dusinberry 
Fitch Rogers 
Jared Bell 
Henry Wool ley 
Stephen Thome 
John P^gan 


Alex Murray, Pilot 

Hugh Hamilton 

John Cameron 

James Blaike 

*Philip Phmde 

Benj Lewis 

John Evins 

Joseph Burchell 

Jarvis Roebuck 

Uriah Pearsall • 

*James Brebuch 

W"" Gordon 

W- Cook 

Robert Moore 

Jacob Stamon 

Jacob Senbeck 

Jesse Evans 

Robert Samson 

Thomas Gillespie 

Danl Eraser 

Samuel Kake 

Daniel Wright 

*John HenshuU 

Samuel Jarvis 

Abel Hardenbrook jr 

Rob' Leonard 

J Leonard 

Danl Leonard 

Lawrence Hardwick 

John Casey 

Daniel Duncomb 
Abram Watson 
*Fe' Conihane 
Samuel Deveport 
James Robertson 
Mamon Jarvis 
Isaac Bell 
David Roberts 
Thomas Hanford 
Joseph Thome 
John MT<ill 
Samuel Dickinson 
John Miller 
John Hahan 
Samuel Clark 
John M'^Mahon 
John Perrot 
John Welsh 
Thos Berry 
Wn, Holmes 
David Wright 
gnature somewhat ilJegible.- 

*Mons Smith 
W Thorn 
Rogers Shannon 
Thomas Nickeson 
Archelaus Carpenter 
Wj^ Cunningham 
Thomas North 
Richard Mathews 
Daniel Campbell 
W"" Snyder 

Lawrence Van Buskirk 
John Crabb 
Richard Collier 
John Reeves 
James Wall 
Thompson Harwood 
Matthew Bartelour 
Thos WooUey 
Jas Leonard 
Benj Archard 
Caleb Morgan 
James Inglis 
Stephen Marchant 
James Hearn 
*Geo Bennison 
John G Van Norden 
*Thue ]31auvelt 
James Beasley 
James Jordan 
*Nicholas Conehein 
W"! Dumayne 
John Hockenhull 
Jos R'* DePeyster 
W"' Doty 
*Jes LeBunnels 
Israel Rogers 
Ellas Botner 
W" Biisard 
John M^Gil 
Isaac Keed 
Edward Arvin 
Jacob Philips 
James Carskadon 
W'" Carskadon 
Benjn Brooks 
Robert Barber 
Robert Mills 
Edwd Agar 
Joseph Corvan 
John Wallace 
John Smith 
-B. R. 


Vie De Wilt Family of Ulster Co., N. V. 


J^^ Jeremiah Rice 

John Samcary 

H>' Nahan 

John Eagles 

James Van Emburgh 

George Fisher 

Joijn Tolley 

Richard Ackerman 

Adonak Van Emburgh 

Jer Connor 

George Fardo 

W™ Gil las 

Danl ElHot 

John Bridgron 

Isaac Swayze 

Alex McDonald 

Joseph Fox 

John Burkes 
Nath' Taylor 
*Leonar(l Tarrant 
Edward Taylor 
Joseph Devoe 
Benjn Farrar 
Thos Mounsey 
John Brecken 
Jas SprouU 
W" Sproull 
John Sproull 
Jehiel Bartelow 
Francis King 
Thos Austin 
Will Plant 
*James Wariif 

Leggett Lawrence 
David Harper 
Luke Owens 
James Banner 
Andrew Murray 
Alex"^ Watson 
Thomas Lawrence 
*Jereume Re 
Daniel Southick 
Jameson Cox 
♦W-" McKechnie 
John Van law 
John Hornor 
Andrew Lane 
Thomas King 
*Edward Jones 



By Thomas G. Evans. 

(Continued from Vol. XVIII , p. 21, of The Record). 

Family 35. 
Children 0/ Henry* DeWitt (90) and Maria Ten Broek. 

235 i. Elizabeth* b. Dec. 2, 1739; m. May, 1769, Edward 
Whittaker (bp. Sept. 27, 1741), son of Edward Whittaker 
and Hilletje Whittaker. They had one son Edward 
(b. May 12, 1770; d. Nov. 22, 1848), who married 
Catharine Conklin. 

336. ii. TjERCK Claes* b. Sept. 9, 1741 ; d. Oct. 7, 181 2 ; m. Sept. 
28, 1773, Jannetje Eltinge (bp. April 10, 1743), daughter 
of Jacobus Eltinge and Elizabeth Hall. They had one 
daughter, Elizabeth (bp. Aug. 13, 1780), who died un- 
married at Kingston, N. Y., April 25, 1847, 

2'^']. iii. Jacob' b. Nov. 21, 1743 ; d. at Norwich, Conn., Sept. 16, 
1814 ; m.Nov., 1768, Martha Dean (b. at Norwich, Conn., 
Jan. 27, 1748, d. Feb. 1838), daughter of Jabez Dean. 
He settled at Norwich in 1765, where he became promi- 
nent in mercantile and political life. Was first post- 
master of Norwich (1803-1809), in which office he was 
succeeded by his son John (i 809-1 823), who married a 
daughter of Gen. Jedediah Huntington. 

238. iv. John* b. Oct. 11, 1745. 

* Signature somewhat illegible. — B. R. 

-1 86 The De Witt Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. [Oct., 

239. V. Ann* bp. March 13, 1748; m, Sept. 24, 1775, Peter 

Bogardus, son of Petrus Bogardus and Rebecca Dubois. 

240. vi. Henry* b. Sept. 8, 1750, d. 1827, at Montreal, Canada ; m. 

May 10, 1772, at Norwich, Conn., Hannah, daughter of 
Jabez Dean. One of his sons, Jacob* (b. at Wyndham, 
Conn., Sept. 17, 1785, d. March 23, 1859), settled in 
Montreal, Canada. 

Family 36. 
Children of Petrus^ De Witt (92) and Rachel Raddiff. 

241. i. John* b. Feb. 24, 1752 ; d. April 28, 1808 ; m. April, 1773, 

Catharine Van Vliet (b. Sept. 15, 1755 ; d. Sept. 29, 

1804), daughter of Dirck Van Vliet and Helen Weaver. 

Resided at Rhinebeck and Po'keepsie. Served in the 

Revolution, and was afterwards Sheriff of Dutchess 

^42. ii. HiLLiTjE* b. Dec. 31, 1753; ^- ^^ Rochester, Ulster County, 

N. Y., Sept. 6, 1807, unmarried. 
243. iii. Ann' b. Oct. 26, 1762 ; m. Dec. 22, 1782, Philip Dubois 

Bevier (bp. Jan. i, 1752), son of Louis Bevier and Ester 


Family 37. 
Children of Andries* DeWitt (109) and fannetje Vernooy. 

zi,i\. i. Anna^ bp. May 23, 1749; d. Jan. 20, 1819 ; m. April 5, 
1778, Hugo Freer of New Paltz (b. July 26, 1749 ; d. 
Oct. 13 1808), son of Gerret Freer and Maria Freer. 

245. ii. Egbert' b. Oct. 2, 1750; d. March 25, 1816; m. Eliza- 

beth Smith (bp. Dec. 18, 1755), daughter of Hendrich 
Smith and Sarah Keator. 

246. iii. Maria' b. April 28, 1750. 

246^^. iv. John A.® bp. Nov. 15, 1753 ; d. Oct. 4, 1818 ; m. (i) April 
19, 1776, Rachel Bevier (b. Aug, 31, 1750; d. Oct. 11, 
1 781), daughter of Samuel Bevier and Sara Lefever ; 
m. (2) 1783, Magdalena Bevier (d. Aug. 8, 1797, at Ithaca, 
N. Y.) daughter of Philip Bevier; m. (3) Jan. 11, 1801, 
• Maria Vernooy (b. Jan 2, 1776; d. March 7, 1859), 
daughter of Nathan Vernooy and Jenneke Hoornbeck. 

247. V. CoRNELis' bp. July 21, 1775. 

248. vi. Simeon* bp.. Dec. 26, 1756 ; d. Dec. 3, 1834 ; m. (i) Oct. 

12, 1786, Elizabeth Lynott (b. Jan. 3, 1767 ; d. Dec. 13, 
1793) ; m (2)Janneke Varick (b. May 18, 1780; d. April 
10, 1808), daughter of John Varick and Jane Dey, and 
widow of Abraham Hardenberg; m (3) Oct. 29, 1810, 
Susan Linn (b. Oct. 30, 1778 ; d. May 5, 1824), daugh- 
ter of Rev. William Linn and Rebecca Blair. Served, 
during the Revolutionary War as geographer to the Con- 
. tinental Army and as Chief of Topographical Engineers. 
Surveyor-General of New York 1 784-1 834. In this capac- 
ity he surveyed the public lands of the State and superin- 











1890.] The De Witt Family of Ulster Co., N. F. 187 

tended the laying out of the Erie Canal. Was Regent of 
the University from 1798 until his death, serving from 
1829 as Chancellor. Was also one of the Commissioners 
to locate the boundary line between New York and 
Pennsylvania. Member of the Society of the Cincinnati. 

249. vii. William^ b. Dec. 17, 1758. 

249I. viii. Janneke* b. 1760; m. John C. Hardenberg, of Hurley (bp. 
Feb. 22, 1756 : d. 1833), son of Charles Hardenberg and 
Catharine Smedes. 

250. ix. Catharine^ bp. Sept. 20, 1762 ; died Aug. 24, 1850 ; m. 

Nathaniel Bevier (bp. April 17, 1756), son of Johannes 

Bevier and Magdalena Lefever, 
Andries a.® bp. Jan. 20, 1766 ; d. March 10, 1851. 
Sarah' bp. Feb. 2, 1767. 
Elizabeth'^ b, June 24, 1769 ; m. Dec.22, 1801, Henry 


LEVi*b. Oct. 7, 1 77 1. 
Benjamin* b. Dec. 26, 1775 ; d. Sept. 10, 18 19, at New 

York City ; m. Sept. 27, 1800, Eve Bloodgood (b. at 

Albany, N. Y., March 27, 1777 ; d. May 21, 1832), 

daughter of James Bloodgood and Lydia Van Valkenburg. 

Was a physician. Served for some time as Health Officer 

at the Port of New York. 

Family 38, 
Children 0/ Jacob Rutsen^ De Witt (no) and Jenneke Depuy. 

256. i. Mary* b. 1756 ; m. William Rose of Little Britain. 

257. ii. Margaret^ b. 1757 ; m. Petrus Cuddeback (bp. Nov. 25, 
1763), son of Abraham Cuddeback and Ester Swartwout, 
Removed to Western New York, near Skeneateles. 

258. iii. Elizabeth^ 

259. iv. Hannah* m. Jacobus Ennes, son of Daniel Ennes of New 

260. v. Janneke* m. Abram Cuddeback (bp. April 22, 1760), son 
of Abram Cuddeback and Ester Swartwont. Removed 
to Western New York. 

261. vi. Rachel* b. 1762; d. June \, 1830; m. June 9, 1784, 
Robert Burnet (b. Feb. 22, 1762, in Orange Co., N. Y. ; 
d. Nov. 24, 1854), son of James Burnet. Robert Burnet 
served with distinction in the Revolutionary War. He 
was the last survivor of the original members of the 
Society of the Cincinnati. 

262. vii. Esther*' m. James Depuy, son of Benjamin Depuy, of 
Peenpack. Removed to Onondaga, N. Y. 

263. viii. MosEs' b. Oct. 15, 1766; d. Aug. 15, 1794, unmarried. 
He was by profession a surveyor, and assisted in running 
the line between New York and Pennsylvania, and in 
laying out the militar}' lands of New York State. He 
was also County Judge and Surrogate of Herkimer and 
Onondaga Counties. 

264. ix. Egbert* b. April 26, 1768 ; d. May 30, 1793, unmarried. 

l88 The De Wiit Family of Lister Co., N. V. [Oct., 

265. X. Jacob Rutsen* b. April 12, 1776; d, Dec. 18, 1821 ; m. 

Sept. I, 1799, Rachel Hardenberg (b. May 11, 1775 ! d- 
Oct. 2, 1861), daughter of Philip Hardenburg and Maria 

Family 39. 
Children 0/ William^ De Witt ( 1 1 1 ) and Susannah Chambers. 

266. i. Reuben^ bp. April 25, 1763. 

267. ii. Egbert' bp. Feb 11, 1766. 

268. iii. Ben'jamin* bp. Nov. 29, 1767. 

269. iv. William** b. April 3, 1769. 

270. V. Jacobus' b. Nov. 6, 1770. 

271. vi. Maria' b. July 9, 1774. 

272. vii. Stephen' bp. June 30, 1776 ; m. Anne Newkerk (bp. Feb. 

2, 1780), daughter of Benjamin Newkerk and Margaret 

273. viii. Dinah' b. March 19, 1778. 

274. ix. David' b. Feb. 23, 1782. ^ 

275. X. Jesse' b. Sept. 13, 1784. 

276. xi. Elizabeth' b. Aug. 7, 1786. 

277. xii. Adam' b. Oct. 17, 1789. 

Family 40. 
Children of John E.* De Witt (112) -tind Catharine Newkerk. 

278. i. Neeltje' bp. Oct. 16, 1766. 

279. ii. Margaret^ b. May 6, 1768. 

280. iii. Mary' b. Aug 8, 1769. 

281. iv. Leah' b. 

282. V. Jannetje' b. 1 77 1 ; d. young. 

Family 41. 
Children of Stephen^ De Witt (113) and Wyntje Brodhead. 

283. i. John' b. Aug. 21, 1771 ; d. May 11, 1845; m. June 6, 

18 13, Sarah Hoornbeck (bp. Aug. 25, 1776 ; d. April 14, 
1850), daughter of Johannes Hoornbeck and Maria Ver- 
nooy. Resided at Warwarsing, Ulster Co., N. Y. Had 
one son, Stephen Egbert*, b. June 6, 181 5 ; d. Sept. 28, 

284. ii. Mary' b. Sept. 18, 1774 ; d. Feb. 7, 1S41, unmarried. 

285. iii. Anna' b. May 16, 1777 ; d. Aug. 27, 1826, unmarried. 

286. iv. Egbert' b. April 15, 1780 ; d. Jan. 13, 1813, unmarried. 

287. V. Rachel' b. Sept. 26, 1785 ; d. Sept. 24, 1871, unmarried. 

Family 42. 
Children of Mary* DeWitt (i 14) and James Clinton. 

288. i. Alexander' b. 1765 ; d. March 15, 17S7, unmarried. Ap- 

pointed Ensign ist Regiment Continental Line, Sept. 29, 
1780; Lieut. 2d Artillery — Col. Lamb's — June 29, 1781. 









1890.] The De Witt Family of Ulster Co., N. F. 189 

Private Secretary of his uncle, Gov. George Clinton, 
Member of the Cincinnati Society. Was drowned while 
crossing the Hudson River at Bulls Ferry 
2S9 ii, Charles^ b. Feb. 18, 1767 ; m. Elizabeth Mulliner. 
290. iii. DeWitt' b. March 2, 1769 ; d. while Governor of the State 
of New York, Feb. 11, 1828 ; m. (i) Maria Franklin ; 
m. (2) Catharine Jones, Was Mayor of New York City, 
United States Senator, and twice Governor of the State, 

George^ b. June 6, 1771 ; m. Hannah Franklin. 

Mary^ J). June 20, 1773 ; m. (i) R. B. Norton, (2) 


Elizabeth^ b. Jan. 15, 1776; m. William Stuart. 

Catharine^ b. Sept. 24, 1778; m. (i) S. Norton, (2) A. 

Family 43. 

Children of Thof?ias^ De Witt (116) and Elsie Hashrcuck. 

295. i. Mary^ b. May 3, 1783 ; d. April 12, 1833 ; m. June 28, 
1814, David W, Thorp (b. Mav2i, 1784; d. Feb. 14, 
1816). ■**''"^ 

296. ii. Jacob Hasbrouck* b. Oct. 2, 1784 : d. Jan, 30, 1857 ; m. (i) 
Feb, 20, 1816, Mary Ann Myer (b, July 11, 1797 ; d. July 
13, 18 16) daughter of Hendricus Myer and Maria Per- 
sen ; m, (2) May i, 1822, Sarah Ann Sleight (b. March 
17, 1801 ; d. May 22, 1872), daughter of John A, Sleight 
and Alletta Swartwout. Resided at Kingston, N. Y. 
Served as Adjutant in the War of 181 2, and afterward re- 
ceived a commission as Colonel of the State Militia. 
Member of Congress 1819-21, Member of Assembly, N. 
Y,, 1839 and 1847. 

297. iii. Reuben^ b. July 29, 1787 ; d. Aug. 7, 1859, unmarried. 

298. iv. Joseph* b. Dec. 31, 1788 ; d. April 29, 1814, unmarried. 

299. V. Thomas* b. Sept. 13, 1791 ; d. May 18, 1874 ; m. Oct. 16, 
1826, Eliza Ann W^aterman (b. d, Oct. 5, 1873), 
daughter of jedediah Waterman and Julia Piummer ; 
graduated from Union College in 1808, and from the New 
Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1812. Dr. De Witt 
was one of the most learned and able theologians of his 
time, and was for many years senior pastor of the Collegiate 
Church (Dutch Reformed) of New York City. Was Presi- 
dent of the New York Historical Society. A sketch of 
him will be found in vol. v., p. 161 of the Record. 

Family 44. 
Children of Reiihen^ De Witt (118) and Elizabeth Deptiy. 

300. i. Maria" b. Jan. 25, 1773 ; m. Abram Vernooy (bp. April 
26, 1763), son of Cornelius Vernooy and Maria Bevier ; 
m. (2) Roeloff Hasbrouck (b. Sept. 26, 1766), son of 
Petrus Hasbrouck and Sarah Bevier, 

301. ii. Margaret^ bp. Oct, 27, 1775; m, Jan. 10, 1799, Garrett 

I go Notes and Queries. [Oct., 

^2. iii. IMosEs Depuv' b. July io, 1778; d. March 9, 1830; m. 
Jane Hosack. 

303. iv. Elizabeth^ bp. Nov, 17, 1781 ; m. Benjamin I. Leggat. 

304. V. CATRYNTjE'bJan. 16, 1784; d. Nov. 18, 1847; m. Cornelius 

I. Hornbeck (b. Sept. 15, 1780 ; d. Aug. 21, 1820), son 
of Johannes Hornbeck and Maria Vernooy. 

305. vi. James Clinton^ b. July 18, 1786 ; d. i83i;'m. Elizabeth 

Depuy (b. March 2, 1789 ; d. Sept. 17, 1850), daughter 
of Cornelius Depuy and Sarah Vernooy. 

306. vii. Sarah* b. Dec. 19, 1789 ; d. March 25, 1848 ; m. Tjerck 

Bevier, son of Benjamin Bevier and Leah Roosa. 

307. viii. Egbert'' b. Sept 22, 1792 ; m. Aug. 20, 18 14, Maria 

Bruyn (bp. Jan. 13, 1782), daughter of Benjamin Bruyn 
and Sarah Depuy. 

308. ix. John* b. Nov. 2, 1795. 

( To be continued.^ 


General Wilson, who has been spending the summer with his family among the 
Thousand Islands and in Canada, writes from Quebec, under dale 12th Sept., 
1890: "There is much interest displayed in genealogy in the Province of Quebec, 
and more particularly among the old French families. At the present time a large 
and expensive work on this subject is in course of publication, of which four volumes 
have already appeared. The ancient capital of Canada possesses two excellent 
libraries, each containing above one hundred thousand volumes — the collection in 
l.aval University and the Parliament Library. In the latter noble building, recently 
completed at a cost of about one and a half million of dollars, may be seen in ex- 
cellent condition, all, or nearly all, the original archives of New France before the 
Conquest by Great Britain in 1760. Many of the most important of these, which I 
had the privilege of examining yesterday, are to be printed by the Province of Quebec. 
Five quarto volumes of these most valuable records, covering the period from 1663 to 
I70g, each containing about fifteen hundred pages, I have obtained, with some other 
works concerning Canadian biography and history, for addition to our Society's col- 
lections. Tiie archives relating to this country since its acquisition by England are 
complete, and very carefully preserved in the large and excellent library at Ottawa. 
A portion of these have also been printed by the Dominion Government. 

" I have been so fortunate as to find a valuable unpublished contemporary account 
of the Canadian campaign of 1759, ^^'^^ authorship of which is uncertain, but it is 
believed to be from the pen of James Thompson, so far as known the last survivor of 
Wolfe's army, which achieved the conquest of Canada. He died in 1830, in his 
ninety-ninth year. The document, of sixty quarto pages, is in the form of a diary, 
beginning April 8th and concluding September i8th, the day of the signing of the capit- 
ulation of the city of Quebec, and is entitled, ' A Short Account of the Expedition 
against Quebec, Commanded by Major-General James Wolfe in 1759, ^X ^ Volunteer 
upon that Expedition.' 

" There are in Quebec two excellent societies which are doing a great deal to pre- 
serve the biography, genealogy, and history of the Province — the Canadian His- 
torical Association, and the Literary and Historical Society. Of the latter, J. M. 
Lemoine, the well-known author of many valuable contributions to the history of 
Lower Canada, was lately the President, and was succeeded in 1884 by George 
Stewart, Jr., D.C.L., the accomplished editor of the Quebec Chronicle, and contributor 
to the current literature of Canada. 

1890.] Noies and Queries. 


"The proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Forestry As- 
sociation, which was held in the historic city of Quebec during the first week of Sep- 
tember, were of the greatest interest to the people of the Dominion of Canada and 
the United States. The wholesale destruction of tiie forests in our country and 
Canada, is one of the most deplorable facts connected with the settlement of the 
American Continent. ' To get rid of the timber,' was the answer sent from the 
State of Arkansas ten years ago to the Michigan State Forestry Commission when 
inquiring about that State's policy respecting its timber. The criminal wastefulness 
with which the magnificent forest lands have been devastated would be incredible, 
if we had not before us the statistics presented in the many valuable papers prepared 
for, and read to, the members of the Association at the Quebec meeting, and which 
will speedily be published in pamphlet form. 

" Two interesting incidents of the most successful meeting of the Association ever 
held, was a visit of the venerable chief of the once powerful Hurons, and the 
planting in the new Parliament grounds of two hickory trees sent from The Hermit- 
age, Gen. Andrew Jackson's old home in Tennessee, The chief Sioni, who was 
accompanied by his son, both in full Indian dress, addressed in French the members 
of the Association, as follows : 

" 'We are the children of the forest, come to welcome the friends of the forest. 
I wish you for my people joy and success in your good work. When I was a child 
I lived in the forest ; 1 wish to die there. We are few in number ; we are passing 
away with our forest homes. Protect us, and you will have the prayers of the Hurons, 
and the gratitude of their hearts. Farewell !' " 

" The small steep-roofed house in the ancient fortressed city of Canada where the 
body of the gallant General Richard Montgomery was carried the morning after his 
death, on the last day of the year 1775, has just been taken down to make way for a 
modern building. It was for more than a century an object of the deepest interest to 
all American tourists. W'hen the writer first saw it, a dozen years ago, he inquired 
of the custodian if many persons visited the old French house, to which, not recog- 
nizing the nationality of the speaker and his companion, he made answer : " There's 
lots of ihem Yankees come to see it." The building almost directly opposite, known 
as No. 81 St. Louis Street, where the historian William Smith died, and where Gen- 
eral Winfield Scott resided when . prisoner of war for several months in 1812-13, is 
now being converted into a club-house." 

One of the few manorial families of New England is the Bradford family ; 
although it is not generally known, Governor Bradford of the Plymouth Colony 
was, about 1630, offered manorial privileges by the Council for New England, whose 
President was the Earl of Warwick ; the patent ran to William Bradford and his 
heirs forever, who were given the right to hold the present counties of Barnstable 
and Plymouth as a Manor, and the other colonists as their tenants and subordinates. 
This patent is still preserved among the Plymouth registry of deeds. Governor 
Bradford would have been well fitted to have become Lord of the Manor, had he so 
chosen, for, although poor, he came of an ancient and good family. The Bradfords 
of England were settled there before William the Conqueror was heard of, and the 
Yorkshire branch from which the Governor sprang bore many titled and valiant 
sons ; the Governor's direct ancestor, his grandfather, was a county squire of promi- 
nence, and his father a man of cultivation, if not distinction ; dying young, he left 
his son to the care of relatives, but young William fled to Holland to escape the per- 
secution which threatened all Puritans, and, a'fter he became of age, sold his paternal 
estate and entered into trade, the first of his race who had done so. In 1620 Brad- 
ford came to America on the " Mayflower," and made a name for himself and his pos- 
terity by becoming the Governor of the famous Plymouth Colony. Many of his 
descendants now reside in New England and a few in New York City, among whom 
may be mentioned Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield, Mrs. Lindsay Fairfax, William PI. 
Bradford, and others. 

Who were the wives of the following men ? 

Rev. Stephen Batchelder, of Lynn, 1637. 

Lieut. -Gov. James Bishop, of New Haven, 1670. 

Humphry Brown, whose daughter Content married John Rathbone, 1751. 

Tristram Dodge, of Kingston, R. I., 1663. 

Thomas Ford, of Dorchester, 1643. 

IQ2 Notes and Queries. [Oct., 

Thomas Hopkins, of Providence, 1640. 
Richard Smith, of Narragansett Co., R. I, 1637. 
Richard Strong, fatiier of John Strong, of Dorchester, 1635. 
David Sutherland, of Bangali, N. Y., 1760. 
Anthony Tlionipson, of New Haven, 1632. 

William Wood, of Dartmouth, whose daughter, Anstis, was born 7th September, 

Who were the parents of Ichabod Hopkins, of Oyster Bay, born 1669, died 1730? 

Who were the parents of Thomas Merritt, of Rye, N, Y., 1680-1717 ? 

Who were the parents of George Wightman, of Kingston, R.I., died January, 1722? 

Douglas Merritt, 
Leacote, Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

John Vanderlyn, the distinguished American painter, was born in Kingston, 
N. Y., in 1776, and died there in 1852. The leading events of his life, as given 
by Dunlap and Tuckerman, are loo well known to require repetition 'here. His 
fame as an artist is chiefly based upon his portraits of many men prominent in politi- 
cal and literary life, and upon his " Marius Seated upon the Ruins of Carthage," 
for which Napoleon awarded the artist a gold medal in 180S, his " Ariadne," and 
his " Landing of Columbus," which for neaily forty-five years has graced the rotunda 
of the Capitol at Washington. For several years, in odd moments of leisure, I ha-.j 
been collecting material for Vanderlyn's life and a catalogue of his portraits and 
paintings, and in the further prosecution of this work I desire to crave the coopera- 
tion of the readers of the Record. I shall be grateful for copies of any original 
letters of Vanderlyn, for facts and incidents relating to his life and character, for 
personal recollections concerning him, for references to him in out-of-the-way books, 
pamphlets, and newspapers, and for any information that will lead to the discovery or 
identification of his paintings, portraits or others, whether in public collections or 
private hands. Information bearing on any of these points, however apparently 
unimportant, will be cordially appreciated. 

RoswELL Randall Hoes. Chaplain U. S.N., 

Care of Navy Dep't, Washington, D. C. 

I DESIRE to correct two errors in the " Inscriptions in the Graveyard at 
Morgan Manor, South Amboy, N. J." The first correction should be the inser- 
tion of the letter / in Everson ; the name is Evertson, although in many instances 
the t has been left out, but should like to have it corrected, Nicholas Evertson. The 
second correction : Catherine, wife of Col. James Morgan, was Catherine Van 
Broekel, not Catherine Van Cortlandt ; the second wife (Ann) of Colonel Morgan 
was Ann Van Wickle, daughter of Simon Van Wickle and Ann Van Cortlandt. 
In the January number of the Record, in " Records of Morgan of South Amboy, 
N. J.," " James Morgan married Margaret Evertson" not M. Everson. In the 
eighth line of the article make it read " son of James and Margaret Evertson 

Margaret Herbert Mather. 

The celebration of the semi-bi-centennial of the ancient town of Southold, Long 
Island, was very well attended on the 27th August. An eloquent address was de- 
livered in the morning by the Rev. Dr. Richard H. Storrs, of Brooklyn, which was 
published in the Brooklyn Eagle and also in a religious review. Open-air exercises 
were held later in the day, each of the old towns having its representative, and being 
offered an opportunity of speaking its view. In the afternoon our associate, Mr. 
Charles B. ^ioore, delivered an historical address, of which brief mention is made in 
another column. 

An account of the Centennial Anniversary (a somewhat peculiar way of describ- 
ing a commemoration — anniversaries come oftener than once in a hundred years) of 
the decease of Benjamin Franklin is given in the proceedingsof the American Philo- 
sophical Society, Vol. XXVIIL, No. 133, dated April 17, 1890. 

1890.] Book Notices. 


The first address of the season of 1890-91, it is expected, will be delivered at the 
Society's hall, 23 West 44th Street, on Friday evening, October loth, by Mr. Josiah 
C. Pumpelly, of Morristown, New Jersey. Addresses will be delivered by prominent 
speakers on the second Friday evening of each month during the winter and spring. 


Memoirs of Matthew Clarkson, of Philadelphia, 1735-1800, by his great- 
grandson, John Hall ; and of his brother, Gerardus Clarkson, j 737-1790, by his 
great-grandson, Samuel Clarkson. Svo, pp. 260. Philadelphia. Thomson Print- 
ing Co. 1890. 

This elegant book contains the lives of two distinguished citizens of Philadelphia, 
members of a branch of a family which has been long honored and respected in New 
York. The common ancestor, Matthew Clarkson, was Secretary of tne Province of 
New York in the time of William and Mary. The following particulars may be 
added to the account which is given of him by Mr. Hall : During one of the periods 
of yellow fever which, in those days, frequently ravaged New York, Secretary Clarkson 
retired to the village of Jamaica, I.. I., which was at that time a favorite resort of the 
better class of New Yorkers. He died there in 1702 of the very disease from whicli 
he had hoped to escape. He is believed to have been burjed in the old stone church, 
a historical building, for the possession of which a long and bitter controversy raged 
between Lord Cornbury and the Churchinen on one side and the Puritan population 
Oil the other. There is no record of his burial and no trace of his grave. The 
bodies in the old church were removed when it was pulled down about 1821, but 
little or no pains seem to have been taken to preserve their identity. Careful 
searches in the parish church-yard and the older burial ground of the Dutch and 
Presbyterian congregations have given no information. Mr. Hall is to be congratu- 
lated upon the mental vigor which he displays at the age of eighty-five. 

Some of the Descendants of John and Elinor W^hitney, who Settled in 
Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635. Compiled by William L. Whitney, 
loi pp., Svo, cloth. Potlsville, Pa. 1890. 

The name Whitney is of Saxon origin, and there is a Parish of Whitney in Oxford- 
shire. In early days of English history the family seat was in Herefordshire, and 
they were Lords of the Manor of Whitney. In the Church of St. Giles, Cripplegate, 
the writer saw last year, when visiting the graves of Milton and John Fox, a massive 
monument, with her effigy, to Constance Whitney, a granddaughter of Sir Thomas 
Lucy, of Charlcote, who prosecuted his townsman, Shakespeare, for shooting deer. 
The Whitney family of the United States is very numerous, and many of them are 
the descendants of John and Elinor Whitney, of Watertown. As yet no relationship 
has been traced between the Massachusetts family and Henry Whitney of Norwalk, 
Conn., a genealogy of whose descendants, in three quarto volumes, was compiled by 
Stephen Whitney, Phoenix, in 1878. Both of these valuable works were privately 
printed, and they each contain carefully prepared indexes. As the title of the 
volume under notice indicates, it does not purport to be a complete genealogy of the 
descendants of John and Elinor Whitney. J. G. W. 

A History of Deerpark in Orange County, N. Y., by Peter E. Gumaer. 
i2mo, pp. 204. Port Jervis, 1890. 

The Minnisink region, lying chiefly in the south-western part of Orange County, 
N. Y., is full of interest to students of the early history of this Stale. It was 
settled about 1690 by pioneers from Kingston, among whom were Pierre Guimard, 
Jacques Candebec, and the three sons of Roeloff Swartwout, the first sheriff of 
Ulster County. During the Revolution it was the theatre of numerous Indian 
depredations under Brandt and other savage leaders, and it was there that the battle 
of Minnisink was fought in 1779. The Minnisink Valley Historical Society has re- 

IQ/j. Book Notices. [Oct., 1890. 

cently puhlished, under the above title, an account of this region and its people, by 
the late Peter E. Gumaer, a descendant of one of the original settlers. Mr. Gumaer 
who died in 1869, at the great age of gS years, had, in his early days, gathered a great 
store of historical anecdote and personal reminiscence from the lips of the then 
"oldest inhabitants ;" and this volume, the manuscript of which was found among his 
papers after his death, contains much valuable and curious information about the 
habits and customs in that region a century and a half ago. The Minnisink Valley 
Historical Society is to be congratulated upon the publication of this important 
contribution to our knowledge of those early days. 

The Wights : A Record of Thomas Wight, of Dedham and Medfield, 
AND of His Descendants, 1635-1890. By William Ward White, one of the descend- 
ants, 357pp. .quarto. Milwaukee, \\"is., iSgo. 

This is a carefully prepared genealogy of ten generations of the American Wights, 
and the beautifully printed volume also contains a chapter on the Wights not con- 
nected or unconnectable with Tiiomas, of wliose arrival in New England no certain 
information is obtainable. Four indexes greatly enhance the value of the volume. 
They are as follows : Of Christian Names, of Intermarriages, of Pedigrees of Inter- 
marrying Families, and of Places, It also includes an exceedingly valuable list of 
authoriiics, extending to upward of three hundred titles, and wmva^xova facsimiles 
of the signatures cf early members of the Wight family of the United .States. Taken 
altogether, this work appears to be as complete and thorough as could be desired by 
any member of the very numerous family of which it treats, while the paper, excellent 
typography, and handsome half-morocco binding, reflect great credit upon the Wis- 
consin publishers. j. o. w. 

The Hawley Record. By Eiias S. Hawley. Folio, pp. 592. Buffalo, N. Y. 
E. H. Hutchinson & Co. 1890. 

The author of this sumptuous volume h^s given the genealogy of the Massachu- 
setts and Connecticut line of Hawleys, together with unconnected families and names, 
genealogical notes, and a full index. The volume is illustrated with maps, steel 
and wood engravings, coats of arms of the English Hawleys, and fac-siniiles of 
giavestones, manuscripts, and autographs. But three hundred copies of the work 
were printed, on heavy calendered paper, with a view to the insertion of entries in 
the body of tlie book, where blanks are left for that purpose. The size of Mr. Haw- 
ley's admirable volume is loi X 16 inches, and we take pleasure in commending its 
purchase to those who may be interested in the genealogy and history of tlie Hawley 
family, J. G. \v. 

Weather Record for New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1847-1S90. By P. Van- 
derbilt Spader. 8vo, pp. 413. Somerville, New Jersey, 1890. 

For nearly half a century Mr. P. V. Spader, a gentleman of leisure, preserved a 
careful reconl of the weather of his native town, and only ceased recording his obser- 
vatiors owing to failing sight. These weather records have been privately printed, 
and will be continued by a young friend who takes a great interest in the subject, and 
to whom the author of this volume presented his instruments. It contains Mr. Spa- 
der's portrait and a view of the house where the record was kept, and in which he 
was born in 1829. j. G. w. 

Historical Address of Charles B. Moore, of New York, before a Meeting 
of the Town and Church of Southold, L. I., in, 1890. 8vo, pp. 81. 

Perhaps the most interesting and valuable feature of the recent Centennial Cele- 
bration at Southold, Long Island, was the historical address prepared by our hon- 
ored fellow-member, Mr. Charles B. Moore, a copy of which, printed in large and 
clear type, has been received by the Record, but at too late a date to permit of more 
than the briefest mention. The address is enriched by an appendix and numerous 
biographical notes. J. c. w. 


Aalsteyn, 72 
Aalstyn, 70, 155 
Aarnel, 171 
Aarson, 91 
Aartse, 119, 120, 121 
Aartsen, 58, 59 
Abbott, 44 
Abeel, 35, 65, 116 
Abell, 88, 90 
Abrahamse, 156 
Abrams, 33, 71 
Abramse, 115, 156 
Acker, 75 
Ackerman, 93, 164, 184, 

Adams, 143 
Adcock, 88 
Addison, 87, 143 
Adriance, 138 
Adrin, 89 
Agar, 184 
Agtmoodie, 123 
Aiken, 182 
Alexander, 81 
Allair, J15 
AUaway, 89 
Allcocok, 89 
.Allen. 38, 88, 143, 183 
Allison, 150 
vT.iloms, 90 
Allsop, 88 
Altgeldt, 153 
Altgelt, 35, 157 
Alting, 29, 71 
Ament, 31, 157 
Ames, 38 
Anderson, 37, 90, 92, 

118, 158, 171, 181, 

Andre, io8 
Andrewes, 182 
Andrews, 36, 99, in, 

Andries, 32, 58, 113 
^Andriese, 31 
.^ndriesse, 59, 70, 72, 85, 

Andriessen, 113 
Anhuys, 65 
Anhuyse, 153 
Anno, 182 
Annspach, 91 
Anthony, 65, 67, 68, 6( , 

113, 118, iji 
Antony, 132, 154, 155 
Apletart, 88 
Appelgate, 172 
Appleton, 92, 93, 95 
Archard, 184 
Archer, 49 
Arents, 72 
Arentsen, 171 
Ariaanse, n6 
Arianse, 33, 154 
Ariansen, 113 
Arland. 151 
Armstrong, 37, 81 
Arnold, 26, 75, 90, 93, 

107, 108, 143, 171 
Arvin, 1S4 ( 
Asban, 171 

Asborne, 171 

Ashburner, 38 

Ashford, 90 

Ashley, 88 

Astor, 93 

Atken, 183 

Atkins, 171 

Atkinson, ?8 

Atwater, 172 

Auet, 127 

Austen, 143 

Austin, 49, 82, 146, 185 

Avery, 89 

Axford, 39 

Ay ton, 90 

Babb, 183 
Babbidge, 49 
Backster, 181 
Bacon. 143 
Badgly, 18 
Baetjer, 97, 146 
Bageley, 184 
Bagley, gi 
Bailey, 63, 126 
Baily, 54 
Bain, 173, 182 
Baird, 130, 131, 132, 133, 

134. 137, 138, 142, 

Baieux, 31, 157 
Baker, 17, 181, 182 
BalclL, 97 

Baldwin, 138, 146, 183 
Bally, 171 
Baly. 115 

Bancker, 29, 32, 117, 156 
Bancroft, 94, 143 
Bandt, 71, 116, 156 
Banes, go 
Banke, 32 

Banker. 29, 31, 32, 70 
Banner, 1S5 
Bant, 66 
Bantal, 184 
Barber, 184 
Barens, 72 
Barents, 164 
Barht.*, 29, 68, 115, 154, 

Barhett, 117 
Barheyt, 68 
Barhyt, 29, 69 
BarkeJo, 72 
Barker, 88, 89, 183 
Barnaby, 76 
Barnarr ,146 
Barnes, 128 
Barns, 182 
Barnum, 44 
Barron. 181, 183 
Bartelour, 184 
BarteK)w, 185 
Barthrop 15, 173 
Barton, 87, 137, J39 
Bartow, 45 
Barwa, 171 
Bas. 66 

Labkerfr.ild. «'> 
Bassey, li. . 
Batchelder, 191 

Bateman, 89, 126 

Bates, 183 

Bath gall, 182 

Batle, 89 

Batrum, 89 

Bawmer, 8g 

Baxter, 88, 181, 182, 183 

Bayard, 26, 27, 2g, 34, 
46, 65, 68, 71, 116, 
153- 157 

Bayles, 38 

Bayley. 63, 88 

Bayly, 115 

Bazy, 8g 

Beale, 89 

Beasley, 184 

Beatty, 46 

Beaumont, 8t 

Beckford, 49 

Bedair, 72 

Beddu, 155 

Bed for'', ic 

Bedue, 158 

Beduw, 72 

Beek. 28, 34, 71 

Beekman, 10, 14, 15, 18, 
21, 28, 29, 30, 32, 65, 
66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 98, 
114. 117, 153, 174 

Beely, 89 

Beenatt, 182 

Beeton, 89 

Bekker, 34, 151 

Belcher, 137, 138 

Bell, 89, 181, 184 

Bemis, 127 

Bemon, 181 

Bemper, 114 

Bender, 182 

Bennet, 33, 66, 88, 117^ 

Bennett, 78, 131 
'Bensen, 65, 66, 68, 72, 

113. "4> '57 
Benneway, 152 
Bennewee, 158 
Bennisi^n. 184 
■Bensin. 68, 72 
"Sensing, 31, 33, 34, 68, 

^Bensink, 28, 29 
"Tienson, 86 
Benton, 160 
Berrian, 92 
Berry, 70, 184 
Bertell. 114 
Best, 176 
Bethell, 182 
Bettany, 90 
Betts, 96, 98 
Bevier, 123, 186, 187, 

189, igo 
Bicker, 182 
Biddle, 142 
Bidwell, 1-8, 173 
Bikker, 153, 157 
Bikkers, 68 
Binder, 35, 151 
Bird, 100, 182 -^ 
Birdall, 90 
Birdsill, 182 

Birney, 95 
Bishop, 191 
Black, 74 
Blackmore, 146 
Blackwell, 112 
Blaike, 184 
Blair, 184, 186 
Blank, 29, 31, 32, 34, 69, 

113, 117 
Blanshan, 58, 59, 83, 84, 

Blauvelt, 55, 184 
Blaw, 66 
Bleecker, 9, 90 
Block, 181 
Blom, 28, 20, 3J, 35, 67, 

87, 114, 156, i6'j 
Bloodgood, 187 
Blydenburg, 32, 77, 78 
Bodyn, 155 
Boeickenhoven, 30, 153, 

Boel, 67, 153 
Boelen, 29, 30, 35, 72, 

115, 151, 152, ij6 
Boeljc, 35 
Boesy, 152 

Bogaard, 85, 86, 116, 165 
Bogaart, 30, 66, 70, 152 
Bogard, 152 
Bogardus, 66, 81, 156, 

165, 167 
Bogart, 8, 31 
Bogert, 29, 31, 35, 63, 67, 

69, 70, 115, 118, 152, 

i53i 155 
Bohaker, 182 
Boils, 114 
Boisson, 147 
Boke, 31, 151, 157 
Bokee, 68 
Bokkenhoven, 30 
Bolje, 71, 113 
Bolton, 139, 145 
Bond. i8i 
Bondt, 155 
Bondy, 124 
Bonesteel, 17 
Bonnet. 62, 152, 156, 181 
Bonsall, 183 
Booth, 160, 181 
Bording, 65 
Bordsges, 151 
Bordsjer, 118 
Bordyn, 92 
Borel, 28 
Borell, 72 
Borris, 35, 118 
Bos, 33, 65, 67, 71, 84, 

113. "4. 1171 '55 
Bosch, 33, 115, 153, 156, 

158, 166 
Botner, 182, 184 
Bound, 30 
Bours, 158 
Bouwaart, 33 
Bowden, 182 
Bo wen, 93, 96 
Bowerman, 174 
Bowker, 183 
Boyd, 145 


Index of Names in Volume XXI. 

Boyer, 38. 181 
Boyesen, 45 
Boys, 167 
Braasjer, 67, 113 
< Bradford, 26, 70,91, 124, 

Bradt, 11, 28, 34, 117 
Braesjer, 65, 152 
Braisser, 155 
Braman, 182 
Brandt, 32, 193 
Branketon. iSt 
Branthwaite, 183 
Bras, 72. 158 
Brasjer, 31, 32, 72 
Bratt. 28, 68, 115 
Brattle, 145 
Braymer, 181 
Bread, 87 
Brebuch, 184 
Bracken, 185 
Breeste, 65, 71 
Breested, 71 
- Breestede, 58, 59, 157 
Brenan, 182 

• Brestede, 30, 31, 65, 70 
-Brestee. 118 

Bresteed, 68 

Bresteedc, 153 

Brett, 51, 52, '53 

Brevoort, 65 

Brewry. 88 
\ Brewster, 91, 146 

Bridgron, 185 

Briffgs, 1^6 

Brill, 183 

Brinckerhr>'. . ^s 

Bvinckerhfiff, 48, 52 

Brink, 168 

Brinkerhof, 69 

Brinkerhoff, 32, 55, 57 

Brinter, 182 

Brock, 146 
• Brockden, 38 

Bruckholsl. 171 
^ Brodhead, 122, 165, 188 

• Bromfield, 87 
Brook. 29 
BroDke 88, 181 
Brooks, 184 
Brouni:, 88, 158 
Brouw, 20 
Hrouver, 28, 31, 113, 

115,116, 154,157.165 
Brower, 67, 182 
Brown, 40, 91, 97, 134, 

137. 139, 144, 181, 

i8^ igi 
BruninErham, iSi 
Brutell, 35 
Bruyn, 15, 33, 114, 122, 

Bryant, 143 
Bryen. 32 
Brymner, 97 
Buchanan, 143 
Buchannan, 142 
Buckley, 39, 183 
Budd, 134, 135, 136, 137, 

Buel, 146 
Bukby, 88 
Bullaine. 172 
Bulsin. 151; 
Bunduke, 89 
Bunker, \6u 
Bunn. 88 
Bunyan, 169 
Burcham, 136 
y. Rurchill, 184 
Burd, 37, 39 
Burger, 29. 31, 33, 34, 

71, 72, 114, 115, JS3- 

154- i55> 157 

Burhans, gi, 143 

Burke. 86, 143, "185 

Burling, 137 

Burnese, 184 

Burnet, 187 

Burns, 143, 182, 183 \ 

Burton, 88, 172 

Bush. 120, 183 

Bushel 1, 90 

Bushey, 127 

Bussing, 33, 69, 113, 

Butcher. 39 
Butler, 93, 98 
Buys, 32, 52, 72, 116, 

Byers, 1(17 
Byrns, 16, 24 
Byvank, 30, 34, 65, 6g, 

113, 114, 158 

Caar, 28, 69, 116, 154, 

Cabbet. 8g 
Cadwallader. 87 
Cain. 181 
Caker, 167 
Caldwell, 182 
Calio, 35 
Callio. 71 
Calls, 63 
Camble. 117 
Camdilje, 182 
Cameron, 183, 184 

Ca"'p. 09 

' Campbell, 48, 74. 179, 

Canklin, 71 
Cann, 183 
Cannell, 183 
Caiinon, 28, 34, 35. 65, 

68, 88, 114, 151 , 154 

Cape, 91 
Capita, 39 
Caps. 171 
Car^'szen 164 
Care \ 40 
Carleton, 180 
Carman, ^■^fi 

Clabb, 181 

Claese, 171 

Clapp. 95, 96, 182 

Clare, 89, 

Clark, 19, 14S, 181, 182, 

183. 184 
vClarke, 47, 48, 146, 183 
Clarkson, 32, 68. 72, 151, 


Classon, 182 
Clauw. 15 
Claw, 15 
Clay, 88 
Cleaves, 176 
Cleavland, 184 
Cleghorn, 181 
Clement, 82 
Clements, 135, 138 
Clerk, 90 
Clerke, 80, 90 
Cleveland, 143, 146, 159, 

Clifford. 88 

Clinton. 97, 98, 188, 189 
Cloet, 171 

Clopper. 35, 70, 153,1:5 
Clatworthy, 115 
Clouryn, 157 
Clouwryn, 70 
Clowryn, 70 
Clute, 171 
Cobb, 88 
Cochran. 91 
Cocke, 88 
Coe. 87 
Coek, , - 69. 115, i!;i, 

Loely, 35, 156 
Coens, 30 
Coesaart. 151 
Coevers. 154 
Colbrath, 91 
Colefa.x. 184 
Coles. 181 
|V:olevelt. 28 
Coljer, 165, 167 
Collier. 165. 174, 184 
Collin, 182 
Colt. 143 
Colvii-.. 126 
Comegy.s, 171 

Carpenter, 63, 78, 8.^, 91, I Comfort, 35 157 
126, 135, 139. 183. 184 I Conchein, 1S4 

Carpentier, 96 
Carskadon, 183, i? 
Carson, 96 
Carter, 184 
Carteret. 40 
Cartwright, 13, 17 
Carver, 171 
Casey, 184 
Cash. 49 
Casprin, 39 
Castell, 90 
Catharien, 35 

Coni^-ane, 184 
I Conintr, 152. 154, 156 

Coni:. h, 72 

Conklin 138, 185 
■ Connolly. 91 
I Connor, 185 
I Conoly. 182 

Coo. 116 
I Cook, 184 
I Cooke, 49 

; Cool, 157. 164, 166, 168 
■JrCoope. 181 

Cavclier, 34, 114, 157 *^Cooper, 7, 54, 91,97, 117. 

Chadwick, 182. 184" 

Chambers, 96. i8i, i£ 
j Champion, 88, 89 
I Chandler, 40 

Chapman, 90. 137 

Chardevyn, 69 

Charduvyn. 28 

Chardovin, 154 

Charlet jn, 172 

Char.sley. 90 

Cheadwith, 39 

Cherry. 89, 90 

Chester. 23 

Childe, 116 

Childs. 31, 33, 82, 93 

Chilton, 118 

Church, 16, 24. 91, 93 

Cjoerts, 34 

^ H3 

Copp^e. 91. 140 
Cor, 8g 
Corcelicus, 35 
Corcoran. 93 
Cornbury, 193 
Cornelise, 164 
Cornelisse, 68 
Cornelissen, 171 
Cornelisz. 117 
Cornell, 63. 140, 143, 152 
Cornells, 152 
Comwaliis, 107 
Corselius, 116, 157, 166 
Corsen, 67, 155 
Corsile, 67 
Corsilius. ;. 69, 115, 
Cortregt, 34, 1:5, 116 


Corvan, 184 

Corwin, 38 

Costerne, 90 

Cotes, 90 

Cotton. 182 

Cottrell, 182 

Cotty. 89 

Cotwyn, 89 

Couwenhove, 33, 69 

Cove, 136 

Cowan, 37 

Co wen, 88 

Cowles, 96 

Cowley, 87 

Cowon. 182 

C'owper, 143 

Cox, 68, 185 

Coxe, 36 

Cozzens, 143' 

Cozyn, 28, 114 

Cozyns, 113 

Crabb, 184 

Crabtree, 172 

Craffoort, 172 

Craigie, 91 

Crask, 88 

Creez. 88 

Cregier, 28, 30, 34, 70, 

^ 151- 153, 154 

Cngier. 156 

Crimmins, 93 

Crimsheir. 91 

Crispell. 59, 83-86, 119. 

122, 123 
C.oi kei', 139, 179 
Croinus, 157 
Crollius, 31. 70 
( rook 32, 65. 71, 117 
C;Ooke, 117 
Cri. ikes, 87 
Crorlun. 181 
Crosby, 54 
Crosman, 88 
Cross. 88 
Crowin, 183 
Crowinshield, 49, loi 
Cruger, 67, i4r, 142, 172 
Li atchington, 89 
Cuddeback. 187 
Cunard, 1S5 
Cunningham 91, i-',3, 

Cunter, 184 
Cure, 28 
Curren. t8i 
Curril. i8t 
Cuthbert 0. 182 
Cutler, -2 
Cutter, 146, 176 
Cuyler, 67, 171 

Daegett, 184 

Daille, 149 

Dal and, 49 

Daly, 28. 34, 117 

Danelst n. 32 

Darlinr . 81, 96, 3:27 

D.-' >-enpurt, 182 

D&vid. 132, 134 

Dc vids, 33 

Dc jdson, 91 

Davi... 33, 155, 158 

Davies, 74, 181 

Davis, 74. 76, 80, 82, 89, 

90. 146, 181, 183 
Davone. 184 
Dawson, 182 
Day, 64, 89, 90 
Dayz, 181 
Deacon, 125 
Dt jting, 167 
D.Tin, 18, 5j, 186 
Dt BenneviUe, 146 
D. blett, 155 

Index of Nc.vies ifi Volume XXI. 


Debney, 1S3 

De Bruyn. 14 

Decker, no, 121, 173 

De Cooke. 87 

De Duytscher. 167 

D'Fergen, 183 

Defoe, 167 

De Foer, 29 

De Foreest, 35, 113, 116, 

152- 154 
De Forest, 13, 16. 96, 

De Graaf, 20, 30, 167 
De Graau. 114 
De Grauw, 29, 155 
Degraaw, 28, 66, 70 
De Graff. 120 
De Groff. 67 
De Haart, 115 
De Harjette, 114 
D'Harriette, 157 
De Hart, 114, 156 
De Hcnneur, 171 
De Kay, 66, 67 
Delamater, 97 
De la Montagne, 164, 

De Lancey. 1,45, 9?, 143 
Delang, 122 
De Lanoy, 30, 32 114, 

De la Rose, 171 
Delabal, 165 
De -.ays, 72 
De Mill, 29. 113 
De Milt, 118 
Demler, 91 
De Mot, 30 
De Mott, 154 
Dencosel, 183 
Denemark, 114 
Deniston, 91 
Denniston, 91 
De Noir, 117 
Denong, 33 
Depew. 168 
De Peyster, 31, 34, 68, 

6g, 71. 72, H3, 151, 

IS4, -84 
Depuy, 122, 166, 187, 1S9, 

De Pyster, 29 
Derby, 49 
De Riemer, 113 
De Roussy, 91 
De Sille. 46 
De Sokch, 182 
D'Estaing, 130 
D'Estrange, -.30 
De St Croix, 184 
Deudly, 171 
De Veau.x, 63 
Devenport, 181 
Deventer, 115 
Deveport, 184 
Devereaux, 146 
De Vine, 152 
De Voe, 32, 114, 185 
De Voor, 34, 113, 115, 

152. 153 
De Voort, 114 
De Vries, 171 
Dewey, 03 
De Whit'h, 72 
De Winter, 171 
De Wit, S9, 84, 97 
De Witt, 185, 190 
Dey, 92, 186 
Deyo, 45, 119, 122, 124 
Dickens, 143 
Dickinson, 182, 184 
Dillingham, 137 
Dillon, 181 
Dingemans, 171 

I Ellin. 158 

Elliot, 185 
! Elliott, 91 

Ellis, 30, 70, ii8, 182 

Ellison, 86, 125 
' Elmendort, 58, 59, 61, 
I 188 

Elner, 156 

Elsmore, 88 

Elsewaert, 64 

Elseworth, 157 
I Elswort, 32, §7 
>'j Elsworth, 28, 32, 6s, 67, 
I 68, 113, no, 117, 156 

Elting, 46, 123 
I Eltinge, 185 

Elwyn, 142 

Embree, 183 

Emmet. 66 

Englis, 91 

Enion, 90 

Ennes, 187 

Eno. 151 

Ensor, 182 

Ericsson, 91 

Erristyn, 35, 153 
i Esselsteyn, 164, 165, 
I 166, 169 

Euster, 89 

Euwoutse. 29 

Evans, 83, 97, 98, 143, 
,^ 14b, 184, 185 
,»f Eve, 89 

Everett, 159 

Evers. 32, 116 

Everson, 43 

Everts, 61 

Evertson, 192 

Evins. 184 

Ewouts, 65, 72 

Eygenberg, 69 

Face, go 
Fainford, 88 
Fairfax, 140, n.'. 
Fairfield, 13, 17. 18, 21, 

173^ 174 
Fardo, 185 
Fargee, 1 ,2, 134 
Farrer, 181, 182, 185 
Farrington, 143 
Faulkner, 183 
FayrcliflEe, 88 
Feake, 143 

1 Dingman, 25 
i Dinkleter, 182 
Dircks, 165 
Disbrow, 13s, 139 
Dives, 87 
Dodge, 91, 191 
Doeckles. 172 
Domskin, 151 
Donington, 40 
Donskom, 151 
Doohage. 62, 64 
Doolhage, 64 
Doom, 69 
Dorland, 13, 18, 24 
Doty, 184 
Dougherty, 182 
Douglas, 172 
Dow, 113 
Dowdney, 183 
Dowers, 183 
Dowkins, 183 
Drake, 45, 182 
Dransfield, 87 
Dreake. 181 
Dresser. 183 
Drexel, 93 

Drinkwater, 32, 33, 72 

Driver, 49, 183 

Drowne. 98, 143, 146 

Drummond, 66 

Du Bois, 33, 52, 57, 91 
iig, 120, 121, 122 
156, 157, 186 

Duboys, 52. 57 

Dudley. 47 

Duffield, 74 

Du Foir, 69, 116, 152 

Du Four. 152 

Dumayn, 184 

Dumond, 123 

Du Mont, 158 

i)u Mot, 34 

Duncomb, 184 

Dunderdale, 162 

Du 'ap, 192 

Dunbcomb, 63 

Duportail, 108 

Duran, 181 

Durand, 124 

Dusinberry, 184 

Du Voe, 35 

Du Voir. 71 

Du Voor, 68 

Duyking, 35, 65, 116,117, 1 Featherstone, 18 

118, 157 
Dwait, 155 
Dwight, 47 
Dyckman, 81. 82, 97 
Dyer, 28, 30, 32. 71, 152 
Dykman, 66. 70 

Eager, 97 

Eagles. 185 

Ean, 84, 85 
j Eastman. 181 
I Eaton, 98, 146, 148 
I Echt, 154 

Edsall, 81 

Edson, 97 

Edwards, 47. 182 
; Eeraerts, 171 
, Egberts, 113 
I Egleston. 140 

Egt, 33, 35, 36, 157 

Eichbaum, 37 

Ekkeson, 114 

Elam, 88 
I Elbertse, 155 

Eldred, 90 
1 Eley, 181 

Eliot, 96, 98, 142, 145, 
i Ellesson, 33 

Fe^an, 181, li 

Feildar, 90 

Fenton, 183 

Ferdon, 114 

Ferguson, 184 

Fernow, 170 

Ferree, 46 

Ferrie, 46 

Ferris, 97 

Feynhoul, 59 

Field, 36. 40, 93, 133 

Fielding, 116 

Fiele, 116 

Filkens, 65, 67, 70, 72, 

Filkins. 114 
Fillmon , 127, 143 
Filly, 33, 155 
Filson, 144 
Finch, 182 
Finkle, 24, 177 
Finneton, 39 
Fischjer, 71 

Fisher, -.7, 153. 154, 185 
Fishjer, s5 
Fishsit, 113 
Fisjer, 29, 65, 67 
Fisk, 1251 
Fitzpatrick, 182 

Flacknell. 87 
Flamen, 68 

Fleming. 91 
Flewelhng, 182 

Flint, 49 

Florantine, 183 

Flower, 93, 140 

Fluell, 182 

Focken, 58 

Foeler, 153 

Foggo, 142 

Fokke, 157 

Fokker, 69 

Folman, 35, 71 

Foot, 7, 91 

Forbes, 159, 162, 181 " 

Ford, igi 

Forrister, 182 

Forsyth, 179 

Forward, 93 

Foster, 75, 134, 161 

Fowler, 134, 136, 137, 
145, 182, 183 
I Fox, 1^5, 193 
I Fraley, 142 

Francis, 28, 70, 146 
1 Franklin, 142, 143, 189, 

Eraser, 179, 184 

Freeman, 32, 89, 151 
I Freer, 84, ng, 120, 123, 
] 186 

Frelant, 33 

Frencis, 6g, 117 

Frieze, 96 

Frilick, 91 

Fnzell, 89 

Frothingham, 107 

Fuller, 88 

Fulpot, 33 

Furman, 91 

Fyn, u6 

Gaasjeri, 67 

Gabriel, 93 
I Gaelet, 28 
I Gage, 105 

.Galbneath, 183 

JGale, 88 

Gilliot, 131 

Galloway, 154 

Galoway, 113 

Galpin. 134, 136 

Galpyn, 172 

Gamage, 73 

Gano, 91 

Gans, 183 

Gansevoort, g, ii, 12 

Gardiner, 45, 95 

Gardner, S7 

Garlant, 172 

Garlin, 35 

Garrison. 142 

Gaserie, 152 

Gates, 108 

Gaunt, 87 

Gautier, 31 

Gautieu, 118 

Gayler, 146 

Gedfield, 139 

Geert, 31 

Genet, 169 

Gerbrants, 35, 65, 68, 
113, 117 

Gergus, 183 

Gerretse, 67 

Gerrils, 65, 117, 119 

Gerritse, 151 

Gerry, 140 

Gibbes, 90 

Gibson, 97, 98, 140 

Gilbert, 66, 89, 92, 125, 
151, 157, 184 

Giles, 92 


Index of N'a?nes in Volume XXL 

Gil!, 161 
Gillas, 185 
Gillespie, 184 
Ginnie, 87 
Glassop, 18 
Glenelg, 5 
Glover, 28, 183 
Goderis, 172 
Godrid^e, 172 
Goederes, 67 
Goelet, 29, 35, 115, i5i\ 

152, 154, 155 
Goes, II, 12, 13, 15, 17, 

19, zo 
Goetchius, 63 
Golding, 183 
Gomez, 182 
Good, 89 
Goode, 142 
Goodson, 89 
Goodwin, 88 
Gordon, 184 
Gorham, 92 
Gorne, 151 
Gornne, 34 
Goudgfe. 183 
Gould, 76, 77, 80, 93, 

GouU. 181 
Gourlay, 32 
Gouverneur, 32, 66, 69, 

Gower, 183 
Graaf, 66 
Graaw, 66 
Graham, 181 
Grant, 13, 97, 143, 179, 

Grau. 152, 153 
Graves. 181, 182 
Gray, 22, 47, 89, 171, 

I74. 177 
Green. 23, 24, 92, 146 
Greene, 90, 108, 142, 143 
Gregs:, 92 
Grevenraat, 66, 153 
Greveraat, 35 
Grietman, 115 
Griflfen, 89 
Griffin, 114 
Griffith, 19 
Groat, 22. 176 
Groesbeck, 9, 31, 157 
Groff, 182 
Grove, 88 
Grover, 108 
Guf'S' 187 
Gucssy, 88 
Guion, 92 
Gumaer, 193, 194 
Gunnell, 89 
Gurland, 172 
Gyre, 18 1 

Hacker, 92 
Hackett, 183 
Hackins, 172 
Hackney, 45 
Hadley, 82 
Haering, 153 
Haey, 172 
Hagaman, 120 
Hage, 63 
Hager, 63 
Haggoford, 181 
Hahan, 184 
Haight, 125, 135, 137, 

Haines. 183 
Hains, 181, 184 
Hakkett, 182 
Hale, 82, 92 
Hall. 36, 90, 96, 185, 


Hal leek, 94 
Hallet, 172 
Halliwell, 88 
Hallock, 78, 79 
Halsey, 92, 97, 143 
Halsted, 63 
Haltridge, 182 
Ham, 25, 72 
Hammersly, 66, 153 
Hamill. 24 

Hamilton. 143, 183, 184 
Hammerton. 88 
Hammill, 1S3 
Hamming, 34 
Hammon, 184 
Hammond, 76, 77, 78, 

79, 80, 90 
Hamtramcic, 92 
Hanch, 90 
Hanegar, 181 
Hanford, 184 
Hangegar, 182 
Haning, 153 
Hanks. 112 
Hanmor, 92 
Hansen, 65, 113, 164 
Harbert, 41 
Harbor. 40, 41 
Hardenberg, 65, 186, 

187, 188 
Hardenbergh, 171 
Hardenbroeck, 35, 65, 

67. 156 
Hardenbroek, 67, 68, 

113, 117, ii8 
Hardenbroek, 183, 184 
Hardenburgh, 112 
Harder, 173 
Hardun. 90 
Hardwick, 184 
Hardwicke, 183 
Hardy, 92 
Haring, 67, 70 
Harison, 00 
Harper, 185 
Harris, 88, 96, 145 
Harrison, 143, i3i, 182 
Harsing, 31 
Harsink, 157 
Hart. 26. 36-39, 96 
• Jiartford, 88 
Harve, 67 
Harvy. 63, 89 
Harwood, 184 
Hasbrook. 140 
Hasbrouck, 45, 84, 119. 

123, i8g 
Haskins, 96 . 
Hassarot, 172 
Hassin, 154 
Hassind, 33 
Haveland, 30 
Haviland, 135, 137 
■ Hawkins, 74, 75, 76, 77, 

78. 79, 80, 81 
Hawley, 16, 19, 193 
I Hawthorne, 145 
Hay, 172 
Hayden, 181 
Hayes, 90 
Hayet, 89 
Hays, 172 

Hazard, 135, 136, 138 
Head, 4, 5, 6, 181 
Hearn, 140, 184 
Hedges, 96, 144 
Heermans, 29, 58, 59, 

60, 61, 85, 116, 119 
Hegeman, 33 
Hellake, 30 
Helleke, 152 
Hellen, 90 
Helling, 31, 72 
Henderson, 182 

Hendricks, 58, 165 
Hendricksen, 166, 184 
Hendriks, 32, 154 
Hendnkse, 117 
Hendriksen, 117 
Hendrix, 66 
Henigar, 181 
Henion, 34, 68 
Henley, 184 
Hennegar, 181 
Henning. 182 
Hennion, 28, 68, 154, 

Henry, 92 
Henshull, 184 
Herbert, 40, 41, 43 
Hermans, 29 
Herrick, 20 
Herrin. 33, 158 
Herring, 92 
Herris, 35, 66, 158 
Hessel, 65 
Hewitt, 161 
Heyeks, 172 
Hibon, 31, 35, 68, 152, 

155' 158 
Hickey, 184 
Hickok, 89 
Hide, 88 
Hiele, 31 
Higgins, 87 
Hill, 183 
Hillebrant, 171 
Hilsop, 181 
Himes, 183 
Hinsdale, 149 
Hinsman. 172 
Hitchcock, 149 
Hite. 46 
Hitney, 182 
Hobart, 92 
Hockenhull, 184 
Hodge, 142, 150 
Hodges. 181 
Hoek, 35 
Hoes, II. 12, 16, 22. 46, 

86, 87, 91, 98, 162, 

175. 192 
Hoffman, 84, 86, 181 
Hofman, 65, n6, 122, 

153. 157, 166 
HolbuGk, 89 
Holden, 92 
Holland, 142, 143 
HoUax, 90 
' Hollister, 107 
Hollitt, 36 
Holls, 60 

Holmes, 73, 182, 184 
Hoist. 69, 117, 154, 157 
HoLstead, 83 
Holt, 68 
Holton, 40, 93 
Homes, 88, 171 
Homnune, 183 
Honnoire, 171 
Honore, 171 
Honter, 30 
Hoogeland, 155 
Hoogland, 31, 6i, 158 
Hooglandt, 31, 32 
Hooglant, 32, 70, 114, 

IIS, "7 
Hook, 151 
Hooker, 97 
Hooper, 89, 114 
Hoornbeek, 122 
Hope, 33, 174 
Hopkins, 140, i68, 169, 

170, 192 
Hoppe, 28, 30, 31, 35, 

70, 117, 154, 184 
Hoppen, 151 
Hoornbeek, 186, 188, 190 

Hornor, 185 
Horsmanden, 162 
Horton, 136. 138, 181 
Hosack, 190 
Hoskes, 172 
Houghton, 3S 
Houseman, 183 
Houston. 182 
Houward. 70 
How. 88, 89 

Howard, 42, 91, 140, 145 
Howe. 92, 143 
Howell, ^8, 74, 75, 76, 

78, q6, 143, 183 
Hoy, 90 
Hubbard, 73 
Hubbell, 9:-. 
Hubbs, 136, 139 
Hubby, 139 
Hubert, 130, 131, 133 
Hudson, 87, 90, 172 
Huff, 53 
Huges. 172 
Huggeford, 182 
Hughes, 182 
Hugumen, 182 
Hullingden, 89 
Humey, 182 
Humphrey, 143, 182 
Hunt, 36, 63, 92, 138, 

144, 183 
H'.inter, 9, 34 
Huntington, 92, 96, 185 
Hurry, 91, 143 
Hnsted. 135 
Hatchings, 18: 
llutchins, 138 
H'.itchinson, i8z 
Hutsen, 17* 
l^utton, 72 
Huwitt, 172 
Huyck, 21 
Huvke. 166 
Hyatt, 92, 135, I37 
Hyer, 30, 31, 32, 34, 69, 

113, 114, 15s 

Idesen. 113 
Igenbergen, 28 
Imbroeck, 172 
Inglis, 184 
Ingraham, 73, 79 
Iredell, 183 
Ireland, 182 
Irwin, 183 
Ives, 19, 49, 150 

Jackson, 44, 74, 97, 140, 
143, 172, 183, 191 
Jacobs, 65, 67, 115, 157 
Tacobse, 152 
jagger, 139 
James, 93 
Jamin, 31 
Jampingh, 171 
Jans, 58, 64, 164 
Janse. 171 
Jansen, 30, 69, 72, 92, 

114, 122, 158, 171, 

Janszen, 64 
Jarvis, 72, 92, 156, 184 
Jay, 11^, 146, 154 
Jeats, 32 
Jeffers, 62 
Jefferson. 143 
Jenings, 45. 46 
Jenks, 20 
Jenter, 35 
Jirokman, 182 
Jodry, 81 
Johns, I 

John.son, i'^, 19, 90, 94, 
y6, 155, 182 

Index of Najnes m Voliwie XXI. 


Johnston. 127, 181, 182 

Johnstone, 140 

Jones. 31, 35, 40, 82, 88, 

141, 142, 182, 185 
Jong, 66, 116, 152, 157 
Jongbloet, 171 
Jordan, 89, 181, 184 
Juryaens, 172 

Kaar, 28 

Kake, 184 

Kaljer, 31 

Kaljo, 33 

Kanklin, 71 

Karstang, 113 

Kay, 172 

Keator, 186 

Keeler, 138 

Kelby, 73 

KeHogg, 23 

Kelly 181 

Kendjall, 73 

Kennedy, 179, 182 

Kerby, 24, 182 

Kerfbyl. 70 

Kermer, 70, 117 

Ken 181 

Ketchani, 77, 95, 08, 181 

Ketchum, 136 

Ketelhuyn, 70 

Keteltas. 29, 158 

Keyser. 48 

Kierstede, 31, 33, 70, 
84, 117, 151, 152, 

Kiersteede, 69 

Kil. 157 
^Kilfort, 172 
^ilvert, 172 

King, 49, 65, 88, 96. 145, 
183. 185 

Kingsland, 181 

Kip, 9, 28, 29. 30, 31, 
32, 33, 51, 58, 61, 66, 
68. 69, 84, 114, "8, 
119, 151, 152, 154, 
156, 158, 166, 167 

Kirby, 90 

Kirk. 125 

Kirkland, 7, 125 

Kissam, 134, 136 

Kittenaar, 11 

Kittle, 39 

Klaarwater, 124 

Klock, 30 

Knapp, 136, 139 

Kneass. 39 

Knickerbocker, 61 

Knight, 96 

Kowwels, 88 

Kock, 157 

Koek, 151 

Koely. 68 

Konnig, 114 

Konnigh, 65 

Kool, 35 

Korsen, 29, iis, 117 

Korsilius, 69 

Kortregt, 151 

Kosciusko, 109 

Koster, 171 

Kraft. 86, 167 

Krollius. 69 

Krom. 85, 121, 165 

Kulpeper, 171 

Kurtz. 39 

Kuyler, 118 

Kuyper, 28, 114 

Kwackenbos, 29, 67 

Kwakenbos, 28 

Laagedney, 182 
Laan, 30 
Labagh, 72 

La Chair, 172 
La Cost, 73 
Ladony, 114 
Lafayette, 54, 108 
Lake, 157 

Lakerman", 115, 156 
Latn, 113 
La Maar, 70 
Lamb, 29, 32, 71, 141, 

142, 143, 154 
Lamberton. 171 
Lametre, 157 
Lammers, 66, 154 
Latnmerse, 158 
Lammersen, 33 
Lane, 79, 137, 185 
Langedyk, 66 
Langhorn, 17, 25 
Lanier, 146 
Lanoy, 69 

Lansing, 8, 9, 68, 170 
Lapum, 127, 128 
Larou.x, 30 
Lassen. 170 
Lassingh, 170 
Lathrop, 97, 98 
Laton, 70' 
Lammerse, 117 
Laurence, 29 
Laurens, 117, 159 
Laurier, 152, 156 
Law, 66. 89 
La Wall, 64 
Lawrence, 17, 36, ^ 

140, 156, 159, 185 
Lawrens, 31, 156 
Lawrier, 32, 68 
Lawson, 182 
Lear. 26 
Learmonth, 127 
Leaton. 158 
Leaycraft, 140 
Le Bunnels, 184 
Lee, 39, 80, 89, 99, 104, 

140. 144 
Lefever, 187 
Leflferts, 31, 154, 158 
Leggat, 190 
Legran, 34 
Leishman, 127 
Leisler. 13 
Lemater. 29 
Le Mestre, 130 
Lemoine, 190 
Lemontes, 30, 117, 155 
Lendrids, 151 
Lensleth, 72 
Lent, 32, 67, 138, 153 
Lenze. 182 
Leonard, 64, 184 
Lero, 152 
Le Roux, 153 
Le Roy, 46, 120 
Le Savalje, 72 
Lesier, 67, 151 
Lesler, 152 
Lesscher, 35 
Lesser, 65, 72 
Leswalter. 35 
Leuwis, 68, 181, 184 
Lew^is, 16 

L'HoTDtnedieu, 76, 79 
Libbey, 73 
Lie. 29. 157 
Liefhaan, 70 
Lielte, 171 
Lievens, 118 
Liewes, 33 
Lieu wis, 32 
Likeson, 182 
Lince, 115 
Linchs, 72 
Lincoln, 143 
Listnan, 118 

Litse. II 
Livensen, 67 
Livenston. 66 
Livesay, 184 
Livingston, 55, 66, 6g, 

70, 117, 141, 153, 

154. 158, 170 
Lindsley, 96 
Linford, 89, 90 
Linn, 186 
Lintnow, 181 
Lockhart, 179 
Lockwood. 173, 182, 

Loder, 76 
Loney, 25 
Loring, 114 
Lorrison, 36 
Lory, 156 
Loudon, 54 
Loufbourron, 182 
Louttit, 72 
Louw, 85, 119, 120 
Lovcll, 159 
Low. 28, 29, 35, 38, 67, 

89, 113. 118. 120, 

123, 14s, 153 
Loweli, 94 
Lowrie, 183 
Lucy, 193 
Luscomb. 49 
Lutterloh, 140 
Luurs. 157 
Lyllam, 88 
Lyman. 103 
Lyricii, 125 
Lynott. 185 
Lynse, 29, -> = 
Lynsen, 35,66, 71, 158 
Lyon, 139, 183 
Lyselaar, 32 
Lyslaer, 69 

Maas, 151, 183 
Mabee, 137 
Macaulay, 173 
Ma-'dougal 179 
MacCulloch, 179 
Mackay. 183 
MacKenzie, 4, 5, 179 
Mac Lean, 48 
Macky. 171 
Maclay. 98 
Macquien, 16 
Macy, 75 
Madison, 143 
Magdaniel, 66 
Magee, 140 
Maghu, 182 
Magivira. 18 
Magkee, 1P2 
Mahu, 177 
Maihew, 172 
Maine. 182 
Maison, 171 
Makdanel, 154 
Makepees, 66 
Makginne. 63 
Makkentas, 33 
Maklien. 50 
Mallows. 182 
Man, 35, 66, 67, 71, 72, 
89, 92, 93, 95, 115, 

117. 155 

Manderbag, 153 

Mandeviel, 117 

Mandeville. 189 

Mangan, 183 

Mann, 95, 96 

Mansfiel, 158 

Mansfield, 140 
I Manstild. 28 
I Marc6lisse, 158 
' Marcellus, 15, 22 

Marchant, 184 

Maries, 171 

Mariu^. 171 

Mario, go 

Marquand, 93 

Marrit, 89 

Marschalk, 29, 30, 35, 

66. 69, 71, 115, 116, 

156, 158 
Marselis, 66 
Marsh, 79. 140, 182 
Marshall. 38. 76, 89, 140, 

146, 158, 172 
Martens, 31, 65,85 
Martense, 29 
Martin, 149, 183 
Martyn, 65 
Masier, 31, 66, 71, 153 
Masker, 67 
Mason, 90, 146, 171 
Mast, 89 

Masten. 119, 121, 122 
Masters, 123 
Mather, 40, 87, 112, 192 
Mathewes, 89 
Mathews, 184 
Matthyssen, 156 
Mattison, 37 
Maulin, 68 
Maxey, 184 
May. 87 
Maynard, 140 
McCoUester, 96 
McCoUum. 139 
McCoy, 1S3 
McCulloch, 173 
McDonald. 181, 182, 185, 
McDonnell, 183 
McDowall, 124, 125 
McGargor, 181 
McGil, 184 
McGinnis, 182 
McGrangham, 182 
McGregor. 162 
McKechnie, 185 
McKell, 183 
McKill, 184 
McLane, 140 
McLean, 182 
McMahon, 184 
McMaster, 142 
McNeil, 182 
McQueen, 181, 183 
McQuillin, 182 
McVickar. 92 
Meby, 64 
Megges. 89 
Mehu, 172 
Meigs, 146 
Meier, 183 
Mellen, 127 
Mellick, 94 
Melsbag, 70, 157 
Menema, 140 
Merrifield, 127 
Merrill, 183, 192 
Merritt, 134, 136 
Messee, 170 
Messcker, 63 
Metcalf, 49 
Metker, 63 
Meyer, 117, 155, 156 
Meyers, 31 
Meyndersen, 171 
Meynema, 52 
Michel veen, 70 
Middleditch, 145 
Miller. 31, 34, 39, 72,. 

123, 134, 154, 181,. 

183. 184 
Mills, 184 
Milton, 143, 193 
Minot, no 
Minthoorn, 34 


Index of Names in Volmne XXI. 

Minthorn, 67, 70 
Miscrol, 6=;, 113 
Mitchell, i"82 
Mitchill, 147 
Mollenaux, 182 
Monall, 182 
Montague, 117, 152, 153, 

Montanje, 28, 29, 30, 

32,33. 35.69. 71. "4, 

115, ii6 
Monroe, 193 
Montcalm, 179 
Montgomerie, 52 
Montgomery, 107, 113, 

146, IQI 

Moodie, 149 
Mooney, 181 
Moor C7, 152, 11,8 
Moore, 13, 45, 91, 92, 
98, 143, 144, 184, 192, 

HI '53 
More, 89 
Moreau, 172 
Morehouse, 184 
Morgan, 40, 43, 96, 112 
., '33; '72, 184, 192 
Mcrrell, i,)o 
Morris, 88 
Morrison, 97 
Morry, 88 
Morrys, 89 
Mors, 88 
Mortal, 182 
Morton, 144 
Moses, 49 

Moth. 114 ^____> 
Mott. 74, 183 
Moukler, 16 
Moulin, 153 
Mounsey, 185 
Mouris, 171 
Mouvverensen, 171 
Muckelvain, 182 
Muff, 184 
Mullennex. 183 
Mullford, 87 
Mulliner, i8g 
Mulnix, 181 
Mundun, 153 
Munro, 183 
Munsell, 13 
Murphy, 181 
Murray, 73, 79, 143, 184, 

j Noble, 157 
North, 90, 184 
Norton, 102, 126, 140 

Pels, 28, 29, 58, 59, 70, 
72, 86, 114, itS, iig. 

Murs, 183 

Myer, 28, 32, 33, 66, 6£ 
„ 69, 70, 71, 72, 189 
Myers, 113, 176 

Nack, 113, 166 

Nahan, 185 

Nak, 113 

Nante, 90 

Nash, 90 

Nauthom, 181 

Navarro, 93 

Naxon, 34 

Naxscn, 154 

Neau, 162, 161 

Neby, 64 

Needham, 143 

Nestell. 140 
Newkerk, 188 

Newkirk. 60, 84, 85 
Newman, 88, 172 
Newton, 76, 78, 80, 146 
Niblo, 44 
Nicholls, 40, 182 
Nichollson, 89 
Nickeson, 184 
Niewkerk, 31 
Nobel, 151 

Norwood, 35, 68, 157 
Ncstrand, 182 
Nowland, 124 
Nugent, 182 

Oadby, 8g 
Oakley, 20, 137 
Odell, 83, 1S2 
Offhover, 182 
Ogden, 40, 140 
Ogelbe, 06 
Okie, 160 
Olfert, 34 
Olferts, 69. 155 
Oliver, 142, 144 
Olmsted, 75 
Olney, 96 
Onderdonk, 92 
Onkelbag, 28. 70, 154 
Oosterhout, 166, 167 
Oothout, 92, 115 
Op Dyck, 95 
O'Reily, 182 
Orley, 88 
Osborne. 171 
Osburne, 89 
Oscanyan, 44 
Ostrander, 60 
Otlerberg, 35 
Ould, 90 
Outman, 114 
Ovens, 12, 128 
Overton, 74, 77, 80, 81 
Owen, 88 
Owens, 185 

Paces, 90 

Paersil, 165, 167 — 
Page, 89 
Palding, 113 
Palmer, 49, i 

Papineau, 5 
Pardon, 66 
Parent, 63 
Pareseite. 62 
Park, 135, 139 
Parker, 62, 123, 160, 162, 

• 135, 172, 

Parks, 176 

Parmentier, 120 

Parrott, 128 

Parry, 89, 90 

Parsel, 31 

Parsons, 124 
1 Pascal. 39 
I Pascarin, 65 

Pastorius, 48 

Patcrson, 99-1 11, 140 

Patterson, 49, 99, 144, 

Patto, 33 
Paulus, 84 
Pawling, 71, 140 
Paxton, 181 
Payne, 88 
Peacock, 120 
Pearsall, 64, 183, 184 - 
Pearson, 119, 164, 165 
Pease, 121;, 126 
Peek, 30, 31, 65, 66, 136, 

152, 156 
Peeling, 121 
Peers, 30, 31, 69, 151 
Peggler, 90 
Peirce, 90 
Pel, 31, 32, 33, 71, 72, 

"4, 153, 154, 181, 
Pelmith, 183 

)/Pembcrton, 140 
Perkins, 125 
Perrot, 184 ' 
, Persel, 72, 152. 155 -. 
[ Persen, 121, 189 
. Persman, 157 
! Peterkin, 183 
j Peters, .40, 181 
Phenix, 114, 155 
Philips, 28, 184 
Phillips, 36, 39, 52, [42 
Pliinde, 184 
Phoemy, 146, 193 
Phraner, 150 
Pickens, j^ 
Pickle, 127 
Pier, 35, 167 
Pierce, 143 
Pierpont, 47 
Pierson, 143 
Pieters, 33, 69 
Pieterse, 32 
Pietersen, 118, 154, 157 

158, 172 
Pieterson, 116 
Pietro, 153 
Piggis, «8 
Pike, 140 
Pilkington, 90 
Pillot, 181 
Pillots, 182 
Pinneo, 38 
Pintard, 71 
Pitcher, c- 
Pitt, 71, loi 
Plant, 185 
Plaskitt, 96 
Piatt, 140 
Ploeg, 121 
Plumb, 96 
Plummer, 189 
Plumsted, 146 
Poel, 30, 153 
Pokinhorne, 87 
Polhemus, 37, 38, 39 
Pomeryn, 115 
Pope, 143, 174 
Porcher, 89 
Post, 32, 71. 87, 137 
Postle, 89 
Potter, 145 
Potts, 45, 142, i8i 
Poulse, 30, 72, 115, 118 
Poulus, 170 
I Powell, 170 
Powers, 39, 57 
Pra, 116, 155 
I Pratt. 90 
Prenten, 33 
Prescott, 184 
Preston, 18 
Prett, 171 
Price, 40, 141 
Prichard, 183 ' 
Prior, 141 
Prime, 14 
Procter, 96 

Provoost, 29, 30, 31, 33, 

66, 70, 72, 113, 115, 

116, 117, 118, 146, 

„ 152, :ss, "58 

Pruyn,8-26, 87, 124-129, 

172-177 . 
Pruyme, 14 ^ 
Pryer, 70 
Pryne, 14 
Pryor, 183 
Prys, 67 
Pullman, 25, 90 
Pumpelly, 140, 193 
Purcell, 64 

Purck, 73 

Purdy. 133, 135, ,36, 

138, 139, 183 
Purman, 88 
Purple, 00, 143 
Putts, 181 
Putnam, 107 
Pynchon, 144 

Quackenbos, 31, 67, 113 
Quakkenbosch, 153, 154, 

^ '57 
Quick, 168 

Quik. 34, ir2, 15^, ,55^ 

Quillot, 12 
Quintard, 93 

Rab, 184 
Rdcy. 88 
Radcliflf, 142, 186 
Radly, 68 
Rainey, 127 
Ramsey, 183 
Rand, 180 
Randall, 90. 141 
Pankin, 184 
Ransom, 172 
Ransim, 172 , 
Rantzan, 172 
I Rapelye, 52 
j Raymond, 40, 47 
! Re, ,85 
Read, 93 
Recue, 90 
Redman, 181 
Reed, 184 
Reeder, 36 
Rees, 171. 172 
Ree^e, 79, 80 
Reeves, 73, 184 
Reid, 150, 181 
Remmersen, 115 
Remse, 30, 66 
Remsen. 157 
Renaudet, 32, 115 
Rendel, 72 
Rendell, 29 
Revo, 65 
Rewborow, 89 
Reyn, 115 
Reynders, 117 
Reyndertz, 116 
Reynolds, 89 
Rhee. 70 
Rhinelander, 64 
j Rhyhart, 182 
Rice, 185 

Richard, 35, 67. 71, 157 
Richards, 9, 97 
Richardson, 88 
Richie, 24 
Rider, 138 
Riemer, 113 
Rietstap, 46 
Right, 155 
Riker. 92 

Rinckhout, 159, if- 170 
Ritchie, 183 
Rivers, 89 
Robberson. 32 
Robblee, 183 
Roberts. 89, 90, 96, 184 
Robertson, 124, 182, 184 
Robinson, 89, 98, 143, 

160, 181, 182, 183 
Robson, 90 
Roby, 89 
Rochambeau, to8 
Rock, 89 
Rockwell, 105, no. III, 

1 12 
Rockwood, 82 
Roebuck, 184 

Index of Names in J'o/unic XX /. 


H .elfse, T13 I 

Rogers, 142, 181, 184 

Rol, 67 

K.0II. 70, 154 

Rolston. 80 

Rombout, 51 

Romeyn, 172 ] 

Romme, 31, 34, 67, 68, 
115. 151, 152, 157 

Rorayn. 34 

Rooke, 182 

Roome, 28, 32, 65, 72, 1 
113, n6, 118, 156, i 
183 I 

Roorbag, 66, 70, 72, 152, 

Roos, 28, 72, 86, 15s 
Roosa, 59, 84, 85, 124, 

Roosevelt, 34, 35. 68, 

153. 154' 156 
Rose, 89 

Roseboom, 9, 116 
Rosecrans, 167 
."iosekrans, 11 5, 166 
Rosevelt, 67, 85, 118 
Ross, 21, 173, 179. 183 
Roue, 87 
Royal, 67 
Roy all, 30, 72 
Rue, 181" 

Ruland, 76, 77, 78, 80 
Rulev. q; 
Rusht'in. 183 
Rusjf, 71 
Russell, 36, 38, 88, 126, 

Rutgers, 28, 30, 32, 35, 

65, 113, 115, 116, 117, 

155, t58 
Rutse, 59 
Rutsen. t88 
Rutter.L^^, 145 
Ryckman. 141 
Ryden, 71 
Ryer, 83 
Ryke, 65, 70, 115 
Ryken, 31 

Ryknian. ^(3, 114, 154 
Ryme. 1S2'" 
Rynders. 69. 116 
Rynderts, 32, 69 
Rysdyck. 54, 55 
Ryverdingh, 171 
Ryzen. 172 

Sackett, 135 
Sage, 82, Q3 
Sahlcr. 45 
Sailer, 90, 172 
Samcary, 185 
Sammis, 138 
Sammon. 116 
Sammons, 03, 114 
Samson. T84 
Sanders. 70. 89, go 
Sanderson, 141 
San ford. 182 
Sands. 28. 116, 151 
Sanford, 184 
Santfort, 70 
Sarra. 9? 
Sarris, 8q 
Saunders. 49. ' 
Savage, 126 
Sawyer, 136, 139, 150 
Say re, 143 
Scarlet. 172 
Schaats, 166 
Schepmoes. 60, 61, 84, 

Schermerhoorn, 10. 114 
Schermerhorn 9, 10,61, 


Schilman, 156 
Schmit. 123 
Schooley, 181 
Schoonmaker, 122, 123, 

Schorman, 62 
Schott, 165. 
Schouten, 66 
Schrick, 171 
Schuijler. g 
Schultz, 59 ^ 
Schureman. 61, 62, 63, 

Schut, 171 

Schuurman, 62, 143, 144 
Schut. 119 
Schuyler, ij, 30, 31, 32, 

35i 59- 7"^. 7' gi- 
ns, 116, 117, 140, 
155- 158 

Scott. 48. 64, 116, 165, 
177, 181 

Scovel, 24 

Scudder, 36, 37 

Scurman, 62 

Seaman, 183 

Sebering, 152 

Sebring, 29, 33, 34, 66, 
;i' 152 

.Seacord, 184 

Sesrrier, 151 

Sekkerly. 28 

Selby, 88 

Seller, ^r 

Selover, 11^, 154 

Selyns, 91 

Sample. 182 

Senbech, 184 

Senger, 34. 68, 72 
1 Setuh 1R2 
I Sevenhove, 158 
! Seward, 150 
j Seynor, 183 

Seys. 72 

Shannon, 177, 178, 179, 

Sharduvyn. 28 

Sharpe. 162 

Shaw. 182 

Shay, no 

Sheldrin, 115 
! Shelley. 179. 
■ Shepherd. 38 

Sherman, 67, 127 

Sherwood. 137 

Shielield. 6- 

Shilson. 90 
I Shoemaker. 184 

Showerman, 63 

Sibley, 126 

.Sickles, 175, 
, Siedsl, 158 
I Sikkels, 35, 65, 70 

Silk. 29 
illeck. 136 

Sills. iS 
j Silvester, 33, 90 
I Simmes, 89 

Simmon, 13, 16, 17 
I Simiin_, 88 

Simnnis. 31, 6g, ri5 

Simons. 88 

Simpson, 133, 174, 181 

Sme. 13^ 

Sinkam, 3, 156 
j Sipkens, 70 
I Sjoert, 67 

Sjocrts, 34 
' Si'iet, 113 

Skilman. 34 

Skingley, 90 

Skinna. 114 

Slagle. 39 

Slecht. 84. i?i, 123 

Sleight, 84, 189 

Slone, 182 

Slot. 70 

Slott. 154 

Smalley, 104 

Smart. 90 

Smedes. 85, 187 

Smith, 28, 29, 31, 33, 36, 
58, 65, 66, 70, 71, 72, 
77, 81, 82, 88, 89, 90, 
92. 97, 115, 124, 125, 
129, 140, 141, 146, 
155. 182. 183, 184, 
186, 191, 192 

Sniffin, 139 

Snod grass, 183 

Snoek, 153 

Snyder, 21, 65, 71, 116, 
153, 173, 184 

Snyer. 66. 67 

Soelsberry, 172 

Sols. 157 

Sopman. 118 

Southard, 183 

Southick, 185 

Sowerby. 81 

Spader. 42, 193 

Sparks, 159 

Spencer, _§} 

Spiser, 183 

Spoor. 151, 157 

Spragg, 182 

Spratt. 153 

Sproull, 183 

Staats. 13, 15, 18. 70, 116 

Stake. 141 

Siamon, 184 

Stanford, 9^ 

Stanhopee. 88 
I Stanton, 87, 140 

Staplefort, 171 

Staples, 88 

Stauber, 152 

St. Clair. 39 

Stearns, 96 

Stedman. 126 

Steel, 16. 64, 124 

■■!>teele, 40, 64 

Steell. 40, 41 

Steger, 70, 183 

Stephens, 88 " 

Stephenson, 88, 90 

Sterley. 90 

Steuben, 108 

Stevens. 7. 16,25, 68,1155 

Stevenson. 36, 46, 184 

Stewart, 141, 179, 181, 
I go 

Stiles. 143, 146 

Stillman, 150 

Stilhvell, 181 

Stinton. 88 

Stivens. 1S2 

Stockley. 88 

Stokes, 87, 88 

.Stone. 7. 47. 48 

Stoncrt. 157 

Storms, 128 

Storrs. 102 

Story, 171 

'^touher, 31, 69 

.Stout, 37, 39 

.Stoutenburg, 116, 151 

Stoutenburgh, 61 

Strachan, 141 . 

Stranahan, 146 

Strang. 130-139, 147 

Street. 183 

Slrcing, 130, 131 

Stren<;, 134 

Siring. 130 

Strong, 6, 192 

Strut . 182 

Stuart, 40, 93, i8g 

Sturt, 88 
Sturtevant, 127 
Stuyvesant, 65, 83, 97 
Stymets, 29, 32. 68, 157 
Sullock. i8i 
Sutherland, ig2 
Suttle, 184 
Suylandt, 84, 85 
Swan, g6 
Swart, 59, 60, 61, 120, 

Swartwout, 141, 166, 

187, 189, 193 
Swayze, 185 
Sweet, 10, 21, 174, 175 
Swerver, 32 
Swisebaugh. 181 
Swords, u2 
Sydenham, 4 
Sylvester, 145 
Symonse. 67, 154 
Symonsen, T55 
Sys, 32 
Sytez, 141 

Tadis, 154 

Taggart, 124 

Takker, 137 

Ta!cott,8, II, 100 

Tallmadge, 141, 142 

Tamson, 28 

Tanner. 112, 155 


Tarp, 114 

Taylor, 87, g7, i3g, 143, 

1S3. 185 
Teller, 34, 6g 
Tempel, 172 
Tenbroeck, 28, 58, 85, 

q6, g8, 141, 155, 156, 

Ten Broek, 30, 114, 115 
Ten Eyck, ii, 19, 30, 

33, fo, 61, 66, 69, 97, 

151, 152,153,155,176 
Ten Eyk, 34, 65, 67, 68, 

72, 182, 190, 192 
Terhune, 61 
Terjay, 152 
Terp, 29 
Terrel, 182 
Terry, 74, 75, 76, g6 
Tevo, 155 
Teyton. 87 
Thatcher, 146 
Thatford, 13, 16, 24 
Theall, 139 
Thebou, 114 
Thomas, 22, 72, 73, 182 
^Thompson, 37, 143, 145, 
■"■ 161 ' _. 

Thomsen, 32 
Thomson, 46, 68, 143 
Thons, 35- 65 

Thorman 28, 68 ^//' 

Thf)rmen, 31, 33 
Thorn. 78, 181, 183 
Tliorne. 172. 184 
Thornton, 89 
Thorp. 174. 189 
Thurman, 115 
Thys, 1 15 
Thysen, 66, 152 
Tiddel. 34 
Tiebout, 67, 69, 72, 115, 

141. 157 
Tienhove, 31 
Tienhoven, 157 
Tietsoort, 113, 152 
Tiffany, 96 
Tilley. 183 
Tillottson, 76, 78 
Tilly. 155 
Tittel, 151 


Index of Navies in Volume XXI. 

Tobey, 172 
Tolley, 185 
Tolman, 28 
Tong, 15s 
Tooker, 74, 75, 172 
Torren, 90 
Totten, 183 
Tower, 127 
Townlee, 159 
Townsend, 161 
- Tracy, 16, 126, 127 
Trafford, 159 
Trarah, 183 
Trenchard, 98 
Trevor, 172 
Trindek, 182 
Tripet, 97, 146 
Trow, 1^6 
Trumbull, 141, 169 
Tubbs, 183 
Tuckerman, 97, 146, 

Tupper. 20 
Turk, 28, 29, 30, 34, 70, 

71, 114, it6, 117, 119, 

120, 155, 156 
Turnbull, 179 
Turner. 88 
Tyler, 96, 143 
Tyllsey, 88 
Tysen, 70 
Tyson, 40, 41 

Uit Bogert, 114 
Uitten Bogert, 114 
Underbill, 63 
Url, 183 
Ursern, 181 
Uytden B >gert, 30, 32 
Uytenboj ert. 32 
Uyttenbcgard, 151 

Vail, 150 
Valentine, 63, 64 
Valentyn, 113 
Van Aalsteyn, 11 
Van A ilstyn, 70 
Van Aarnem, 156 
Van Aken, 85, 120 
Van Alen, 11. 13, 14, 15, 

19, 20, 129, 172 
Van Alst, 152 
Van Alslyne, 21, 172, 

173, 176 
Van Arnem, 70 
Van Balen, 157 
Van Ball, 51 
Van Beest, 164 
Van Benschoten, 55, 

165, 166 
Van Benthuysen, 34, 

61, 86, 119, 155 
Van Bloemendall, 60 
Van Bomrael, 97 
Van Borsom, 20, 68 
Van Bossem, 59 
Van Bossen, 60 
Van Broekel, 192 
Van Brugh, 35, 65, 157 
Van Buren, u, 44, 69, 

84, 143, 174, 17s, 183 
Van Bursum, 67, 114 
VaTi Buskirk, 184 
Vail Bussen, 153 
Van Ceis, 32 
Van Corlaer. 171 
Van Cortland, 154 
Van Cortlandt, 31, 34, 

51, 71, 112, 192 
Van Cortlant, 29, 71, 

Van Crys, 34 
Van Cys, 34 
Van Daleri, 118 

Van Dam, 2S, 67, 71, 

114, 117, 153 
Van de Bogaard, 120 
Van den Berg, 59, 61, 68, 

119, 122, 123, 151, 

1521 157 
Van der Beck, 68, 70, 

118, 152, 156 
Vanderbilt, 93 
Vanderburgh, 141 
Van der Grist, 114, 156 
Van der Haan, 70, 156, i Van Solingen, 158 

158 I Van Steenberg, 86, 

Van der Heul, 30, 67, Van Taarl, 70 

Van Roen, 65 

Van Schaack, 15, 19, 20, 

129, 172 
Van Schaick, 30, 65, 71, 

Van Schie, 52 
Van Seys, 113, 116, 117, 

Van Slyck. 59. 121, 170 
Van Slyk, 28 
Van Solinge, 66 

118, 156 
Van der Hoef, 70 
Van der Linde, 171 
Vanderlyn, 192 
Van der PoeK 12, 13, 14, 

15, 18. 19, 20, 114 
Van der Schuur, 67 
Van der Schuuren, 64 
Van der Spiegel, 32, 65, 


Van Taarling, 71, 

Vantassel, 181 
Van Thienhove, 6i 
Van Thuyl, 31 
Van Tienhove, 35 
Van Tilberg, 116 
Van Tilburg, 29 
Van Tissel, 116 
Van Tuyl, 156 

Van Deurse, 30, 67, 69, 1 Van Valkenberg, i 


Van Valkenburg, 16, 17, 

Van, Valkenburgh, 13, 

Van Vegten, 33, 72, 85 

Van Velsen, 164 

Van Vleck, 14, 15, 19, 


Van Deursen, 30, 35, 65, 

66, 69, 72, 114, 117, 

i^i, 154. 155 
Van Deusen, 13, 17, 165 
Van Deventer, 115 
Vande Water, 34, 66, 

70, 113, 114, 116, 118, 

152, is6, 158 
Van Dyck, 11, 134, 136, 

154. 170 
Van Dyk, 29, 66, 68, 72, 

Van Dyke, 141 
Van Elslant, 171 
Van Emburgh, 181, 185 Van Vranken. 55, 56 
Van Etten, 60, 165, 166 Van Wagenen, 45, 46, 
V'ln Gaasbeck, 86 58, 59, 60, 61, 85, 86, 

Van Vlek, 22, 31 

114, 156, 158 
Van Vlekker. 113 
Van Vliet, 59, 85, 120, 

i?i, 123, t86 
van Vorst, 30, 32, 33, 

Van Garden, 165, 168 
Van Gelder, 28, 31, 34, 

67, 68, 69, 70, 113, 

114, 117, 152, 154, 

Van Heusen, 19 
Van Heyningen. 60,119, 

Van Hoek, 65. 67, ;ij 

11&, 155, 58 ;■ 

Van Hoevenbargh, 141 
Van Hoorn, 31, 32, 66, 

Van Horn, 158 
Van Home, 67, 116, 153, 

Van Houten, 70 
Van Hyniugen, 70 
Van Irnburg, 118 
Van Keulen, 97, 98 
Van Keuren, 18, 84, 97, 

97, 98, 118-124, 141, 

143, 145, 164, 167 
Van Wickle, 112, 192 
Van Wie, 121 
Van Winkel, 156 
Van Winkelen, 115 
Van Woert. 65 
Van Woggelom, 171 
Van Wyck, 54, 115 
Van Wyk, 31, 72, 158 
Van Ysselstein, 171 
Van Zandt, 30, 33, 39, 

66, 67, 69, 116, isii 

153. '55 
Varick, 185 
Varik, 152 
Vark, 68 
Vas, 52, 120 
Vaughan, 181 
Vaugton, 32 
Veal. 181 
Vedder, 22, 150 
Vercolge, 90 

lyerdon, 172 
""iVer Duyii, 

Van Kleeck, 167 
Van Kortright, 164 

Van Laar, 31. 68 r"^ Ver Duyn, 30, 35, 67, 
Van Laer, 171 ., 69. 116, 152, 164 

Van Langestraat, 17, * Vermilya, 8r, 82 
Vaniaw, 185 , Vermilye, 81, 82, 66 

Van Lint, 116 ' Vemilyea, 82 

Van Mepelen, 29, 113, I Vernooy, 186, 188, 

Van Nes, 170 
Van Nist, 52, 53 
Van Oort, 70, 154 
Van Orland, 118 
Van Patten, 84 
Van Pelt, 30, 69, 114, 

153, JS5 
Van Ranst, 28, 33, 151 
Van Rensselaer, 23, 45, 

46, 140 

Verplatick, 53, 133, 135 
Verplank. 51, 53, "54, 68, 

70. 71 
Vetch, 66, is3 
Veurde, 114 
Vickerman, 181 
Viele, 93 
Viely, 66 
Vile, 29, 33, 114 
Vinhagen, 170 

Vinson, 90 

Vliereboom, 66, 114 

Vlydenberg, 153 

Voeshee, 116 

Von Kobut, 33 

Vosch, 171 

Vos, 35, 116 

Vosburg, to 

Vosburgh, 12, 19, 20, 21, 

Vosburough, 141 

Vradd, 183 

Vredenburg, 28, 33, 67, 
I 72, 113, 116. u8, 156, 

164, 168 
' Vrelandt, 70 

Vrclant, 35, 153 

Wady, 181 
Wagget, 87 
Wagstoffe, 183 
Wakeley, 95 
Waldorf, 157 
Waldrom, 35, 66, 71, 

114, 1x5, 116, 154, 

156, 158, 166, 171, 

Walgraaf, 67, 151 
Walker, 89, 96. 141 
Wall, 184 
Wallace, 184 
Wallworth, 88 
Walmsly, 117 
Walter, 28, 70 
Waiting, 28 

Walton, 67, 97, 117, 143 
Waltong, 30 
Walworth, 6 
Wamboom, 122 
Wanshaar, 158 
Warcupp, 90 
Ward, 88, 90. 96, 107, 

137, 181, 184 
Wariff, 185 
Waring, 137 
Warne, 43, 157 
Warner, 83 
Warnock, 182 
Warren, 159 
Warton, 172 
Warwicke, 87 
Washburn, 182 
Washburne, 126, 
Washington, 45, 48, 55, 

96, 107, 108, HI, 142, 
,„ 143, 169 
Waterbury, 182 
W^aters. ji 
Watkeys, 183 
Watson. 168, 169, 170, 

171, 181, 184, 185, 

Watt, 177 
Wattam, 16. 25 
Way, 182 
Wean, 181 
Weaver, 186 
Wc-bb, 169, 170, 172 
Webbers, 29, 115, 133, 

151. 156 
Webster, i6q. 170 
Weissenfels, 141 
Wellman, 49, 90 
Wels. 152 
Welsch, 29, 71, 113 
Welsh, 184, 
Wendel, 34 
Wesley, 143 
Wesscls, 28, 31, 33, 35, 

65, 68, 71, 113, 115, 

117, 118, 153, 157 
West, 39, 146 
Weslbrook, 56, ^^ 
Westfael, 167 

Index of Names in Volume XXI. 


Westfall, 166 
AVetmore, 134, 136 
Wet/.el, 141 
We y man 182 
W'naly, go 
Wharton, 54 
VYheeler, yg, 8j 
^vVhipplc, 95 
White, 66, 88, 89, 96. q?. 

137, 141, 181. ,03' 
Whitefield, i« ^ 
Whitlock. 42 
^Vhitney, 138, 193 
A'hittaker, 185 
Whittemore, 97 
Wicks, 73 
Wiggins, i8i 
Wightman, 192 
Wikoff. 36, 37 
Wilberforce, 92 
Wilcoxson, 21, 175 
Wilding, 165 
Wilhelmus, 28 
Wilkinson, 90 

Willard, 102 
Willcocks, 88 
Willcox, 25 
Willeman. 157 
Willems, 84 
Willemse, 30, 35, 66, 71, 

153, ii;i;. !■-? 
Willet,,^/" ■'' 
Willett, 140 
Williams, 83, 90, 96, 128, 

182, 184 
Williamson, 16, 81, 125 
Willis, 96 
Willsey, 21, 174 
Willson, 87, 88, 177, 183, 

Wilson, 13, 22, 45, 46, 

49, 78, 93i 96, 98, 

143, 146, 177, 178, 

179, 181, 190 
Winchester, 146 
Windover, 32, 116, 157 
Wing, 88 
Winne, 11, 165, 171 

Winslow, 49, 93. 172 
Winthrop, 95 
Wist, 181 
Witlock. 172 
Witmot, 18, 
». itvelt, 29, 157 
Woderspoon, 183 
Woederd, 33 
Woeders, 72 • 

Woertendyk. 69, 151 
Wolf, 183 
Wolfe, 103, 190 
Wood, 6, 15, 23, 35, 

118, 143, 155, I 

183, 192 
Woodaard, 165, 166 
Woodard, 118 
Woodcock, 89 
WoodhuU, 96 
Woodley. 89 
Woodruff, 141 
Woods. 136 
Woodshaw, 89 
Woodward, 89 

Woolley, 184 
Woolsey, 77, 172 
Worden, 183 
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5. The Vredenburgh Family. By Gerrit H. Van Wagenen. (Continued), . 164 

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Shores of Lake George, by the donor. Cambridge, 1S90. • ,c • 

From Connecticut Historical Society. The Connecticut Historical Society 
and Associated Institutions. — Papers and Reports of the Society. Hartford, 1890. 

From Minisink Valley Historical Socieiy. Bi-Centenmal Celebration of the 
200tli Anniversary of the Settlement of Minisink Valley. Port Jervis, N. Y., 189O. 

From Yale University. Obituary Records of Graduates of Yale University. — 
Supplement of Yale College Obituary Record of Graduates. New Haven, 1890. 

From Bureau of Education. English-Eskimo and Eskimo-English Vocabularies, 
by Roger Wells and J. W. Kelly. Washington, 1S90. ^^ „ , • 

From John W. Jordan. Constitution of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 
and By-Laws of the Pennsylvania Society. Philadelphia, 1890. 

From Monsignor R. Seton. Seton of Parbroath in Scotland and America, by 
the donor. New York, 1 890. ,, „ , t., , ■ ,c • 

From Rev. T. S. Drowne, D.D. Proceedings of the General Theological Seminary 
of U.S. New York, 1890. 

From Rev. T. W. Chambers, LL.D. Year Book of the Reformed Protestant 
Dutch Church in New York City. New York, 1890. 

From Robert Clarke & Co., Publi.shers. Life and Times of Ephraim Cutler, by 
Julia Perkins Cutler. Cincinnati. 1890. 

From Charles H. Bell. History of the Town of Exeter, N. H., by the donor. 
Exeter, 1888. 

From Bowdoin College. Biographical Sketches of the Class of 1S90. 

From New York State University. Regents' Bulletin. Albany, 1890. 

From Buffalo Historical Society. Annual Report. Buffalo, 1890. 


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