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Genealogical and Biographical 




VOLUME XXII., 1891. 


Berkeley Lyceum, No. 23 West 44.TH Street, 

Publication Committee : 


Press of J. J. Little & Co , Astor Place, New \ <■■ k. 



Additions to the Library, 62, 113, 162. 

Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. by Richard Wynkoop, 66, 132. 

Augustine Herrman, 1. 

Cleveland. Edmund J. Jasper Griffin of Southold, L. I., 191. 
Count of Paris, 100. 
Crossman Family, 77. 

De Witt Family, 3. 

Dexter Family, 6. 

I > i x . Morgan. Mr. J. J. Astor and his American Ancestry, 115. 

Early Explorations of the North American Coast, 163. 
Eaton, A. H. W. Stephen Thorne, the Loyalist, 174. 
Evans, Thomas G. The De Witt Family, 3. 

James De Peyster Ogden, 150. 
Jasper Griffin, 191. 
John Jacob Astor, 115. 
John Jordan Latting, 102. 

Le Moine, J. M. Gen. Richard Montgomery, 65. 

Latting, J. [., and W. N. Howard. The Crossman Family, 77. 

Letters of George Washington, 149. 

Mahlon Dickenson, 21. 
Members of the Society, 63. 
Montgomery, Gen. Richard, 65. 

New Jersey's Revolutionary Flotilla Men, 89. 

Notes and Queries. — Albany Records, 155 ; Alexander Hamilton, 57 ; Ancient Chair, 
56; Augustine Herrman, 57 ; Baird, 106; Bishop Provoost, 207; Centena- 
rians, 56, 105, 159 ; Columbus Statue, 56 ; Dutch Titles, 105, 159 ; Du Vail, 
105 ; Fillmore Letters, 105 ; Fitz-Greene Halleck, 208 ; Genealogical Inqui- 
ries, 207 ; George Bancroft, 105 ; John Price, 208 ; Judge Paterson, 57 ; Kier- 
stede, 106 ; Memorial History of New York, 159, 207 ; Old Burial Ground, 
208; Pennsylvania Sons of the Revolution, 156; Proceedings of the Society, 
104, 155 ; Queries — Bleecker and other Families, 156 ; Thomson and Schuur- 
man Families, 157 ; University of Groenigen, 156 ; Van der Voort, 157. 

Notes on Books. — Adam and Anne Mott, by Thomas C. Cornell, 112 ; Bartows in 
England, by Evelyn P. Bartow, 62 ; Captains of Industry, by James Parton. 
112 ; Cosmopolitan, 61 ; Dows or Dowse Family, by A. M. Dows, 61 ; Eliot's 
Indian Bible, 59; Epochs of American History, by R. G. Thwaites, 113 ; 
Family of Bispham, by William Bispham, 162 ; Francis Chanipernowne, by 
C. W. Tuttle, 60 ; Genealogica Bedfordiensa, by F. A. Blaydes, 59 ; Gen. 
Washington, 57 ; Goodwins of Hartford, Conn., by J. J. Goodwin, m ; His- 
tory of the American Episcopal Church, by S. D. McConnell, 60 ; Journal of 
Sarah Howland, 112; Livingstons of Callendar, by E. B. Livingston, 61 ; Mon- 
umental Inscriptions of St. Mary's, Levvisham, 162 ; Quarter Millennial Cele- 
bration of Taunton, Mass., 61 ; Raymond Family, by Samuel Raymond, 61 ; 
Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York, 

iv bid ex of Siibjetts. 

edited by S. S. Purple, 60 ; Registers of the Dutch Church of Kingston, N. Y., 
no; Richard Henry Dana, by Charles Francis Adams, 60; Scotch-Irish in 
America, 112 ; Seton of Parbroath, in ; Torrey Family, by D. Torrey, 161 ; 
Van Benschoten, 57 ; Vital Records of Rhode Island, 113 ; Wilton Register.-, 
transcribed by J. H. Spencer, 61. 

Obituaries. — Fisk, 108 ; King, 57, 160 ; Patting, 57 ; Lazarus, no ; Sewell, 58 ; 
Thompson, no ; Wemple, 209; Wiley, no. 

Pumpelly, Josiah C, Malilon Dickerson, 21. 
Pruyn, J. V. L. The Pruyn Family, 15. 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York. Baptisms, 7, 81, 

141, 1S3. 
Records of the S. P. G. Extracts from, by R. R. Hoes, 115. 

Stephen Thorne, the Loyalist, 174. 

Thompson, Frederick D. The Thompson Family of Suffolk County, N. Y., 33 

Van Wagenen, Gerrit IL The Van Wagenen Family, 151. 
Voorhees, Philip R. New Jersey's Revolutionary Flotilla Men, So,. 

Webster, Daniel, A Buckeye Cane, 51. 

Weddings at St. Mary's, Whitechapel, London, 52, 75, 204. 


(genealogical anfo §iograpI]ical Becoro: 

Vol. XXII. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1891. No. u 


Augustine Herrman was born in Prague in or about the year 1605. 
He was the son of Augustine Ephrairn Herrman, an honored citizen// 
a merchant in the Kohlmarket, and his wife Beatrice, a daughter of \ 
the patrician family of Redal. Little is known of their earlier history. 
The elder Herrman, a Protestant, involved himself in political complica-V 
tions which led to his outlawry in 1618. His further history is unknown, y 
but his wife and son were living in Amsterdam in 1648. Augustine'/ 
Herrman a Pl nrs to have enjoyed an excellent education. He was a 
Latin scholar and was well versed in literature. He spoke the languages 
of Germany, France, Spain, Holland and England. He was skilled also 
in drawing, mathematics and geometry. He appears to have been a 
youth of energy and enterprise. At an early age he entered the service 
of the Dutch West India Company. In the course of his duties, he 
visited Corsica, Sardinia and the Antilles. Herrman mentions in a letter 
to Governor Stuyvesant, in 1654, that he had begun the trade in tobacco 
in Virginia in 1629. From this trade the Dutch West India Company de- 
rived great benefit, which, indeed, it appears to have acknowledged in the 
same year by something very like a modern vote of thanks. About 1633 
Herrman appears to have been in high favor with Van Twiller, the gover- 
nor, or director, of New Netherlands, and to have accompanied, in some 
official capacity, the expedition sent by Van Twiller to the South or Dela- 
ware River, under the command of Arent Corssen. For the next ten 
years his Hie is involved in much obscurity ; though, from what can be 
learned from tradition, it appears to have been active. It is believed that 
he visited Brazil and Surinam, and returned for a short time to Holland. 
The first positive information, however, about his movements is of his 
arrival in New Amsterdam from Curacoa, in 1643, in the ship Maechtvan 
Enckhuyen, under the command of Captain Laurens Cornelissen. There 
he established himself as agent for the great Amsterdam firm of Peter 
Gabry & Co. His place of business was next door to the factory of 
the West India Company. He built up a large and miscellaneous trade 
in groceries, ship's stores, furs, cotton, tobacco and even slaves. In 
Virginia his brother-in-law George Hack was his agent and correspond- 
ent. His sister Anna Hack at one time sent him the somewhat incon- 
gruous consignment of some boards, a horse and a negro. Herrman 
also acted as a banker, and occasionally as a lawyer. His efforts in the 
latter capacity, however, do not appear to have been crowned with much 
success, for his two clients both lost their suits. He was, nevertheless, 
a man of great energy and ability, and left no honorable means untried 

1/-/Z, Co ■ .N J 

2 Augustine Herrman. [Jan., 

to earn a livelihood. He made large purchases of land, among others 
about 30,000 acres at what is now South Amboy, and an extensive tract 
in New Jersey opposite Staten Island. In 1650 he planted indigo in his 
Bowery, or country place, on Manhattan Island, and sent some of the 
crop to Holland, where it was highly approved. He acted also as agent 
for others in the purchase of land. At about the same time ( 1 65 1 ) he 
bought land between the Raritan and Passaic Rivers for Adrian Van 
Werkhausen, a patrician of Amsterdam, who proposed founding a colony 
there. Soon afterward he bought, together with Adrian Vanderdonk, 
the Yonkers on the Hudson River. Certain maps printed in 1650 by 
Nicholas Jan Visscher were made by Herrman ; and the first drawing of 
New Amsterdam, which is also his work, is found in the book which con- 
tains the maps.* 

It is not necessary to enter into the controversies between the successive 
Dutch governors and the colonists further than to say, that, while the 
former were attempting to make their authority absolute, the latter in- 
sisted upon the great principles of representation and of taxation 
through their representatives. Herrman, who was one of the Council of 
Nine, f appears to have set his face against the arbitrary acts of Stuy- 
vesant, for which he, together with Vanderdonk, was imprisoned. They 
were, however, soon released, and thenceforward became the leaders of 
the popular party. After the death of Vanderdonk in 1653, Herrman 
appears to have suffered very harsh treatment at the hands of Stuyvesant. 
His business was broken up, his houses and lands were seized, and he 
was forced to withdraw from the colony. This persecution, however, if it 
were such, does not appear to have been of long duration, for in the same 
year, 1653, ne appears to have returned, to have satisfied his creditors, 
and to have settled his affairs. The disputes between the governor and 
the people, however, were by no means at an end ; and Herrman, who 
was the champion of the colonists, seems to have enjoyed their unbounded 
confidence. He was a man of resolution, of energy, of observation and 
experience. His eloquence gained the attention of the people, and his 
abilities commanded their respect. Although no friend of Stuyvesant, he 
appears to have been treated with respect and confidence by the Director, 
for he was one of the commissioners who were sent by him to New England 
and Virginia in 1653 and 1654 to settle the relations between the New 
Netherlands and the English colonies. Herrman returned to New 
Amsterdam in the early part of the latter year, and resumed his business, 
which he carried on with great success, and soon became one of the 
richest men in the colony. In January, 1659, Herrman, who had always 
been fond of travelling, undertook a long voyage to Curacoa, Martinique, 
St. Christopher's and Buenos Ayres. He shortened his trip, however, 
and combined business with pleasure. He landed at Curacoa about the 
30th of April and left there about the 16th of May. He visited St. Chris- 
topher's, where he took on board a cargo of sugar and cotton. This he 

* Beschrizninge van Nieuw Nederlantghelyck hettegen noordige in Stadt is 82, 
1655. Second edition, 1656. 

I The Council ol Nine consisted of three merchants, as many honorable citi- 
zens, and three fanners. Its functions do not seem to have been very clearly 
defined. It seems to have advised the Director General, to have taken the general 
supervision of the affairs of the colony, and to have imposed taxes. The members 
of the first class, appointed by Stuyvesant, were Herrman, Van Hardenberg and 
J.oockersman. The nine men were selected from eighteen chosen by the people. 

1891.] The I)e Witt Family of Ulster Co., X. V. 3 

carried to the Delaware, where he exchanged some of his goods for furs. 
He returned to New Amsterdam in June, 1659, bringing a valuable cargo 
of sugar, cotton, horses and furs. 

In the same year he was sent as ambassador to Maryland, where he 
argued with great ability the rights of the Hollanders to their settlements 
on the South or Delaware River, in opposition to the claims of Lord 
Baltimore and the colonists of Maryland. The history of these negotia- 
tions, the final result of which was the establishment of the independ- 
ence of Delaware, is given by Brodhead in his " History of New York.*' 
In 1660 and 1661 Herrman received from Lord Baltimore liberal grants 
of land, in all about thirty thousand acres, in Cecil and Newcastle 
Counties. To this territory, which was erected into a manor, and 
which Herrman called Bohemia Manor, a name which it keeps to this 
day, he moved with his family. His wife was Jane Varleth of New 
Amsterdam, a daughter of Caspar and Judith Varleth. His children 
were Ephraim, George, Casparus, Anna Margaretta, Judith and Fran- 
cina. Herrman lived in great state and dignity at Bohemia Manor 
until his death in 16S6. He was succeeded by his eldest son Ephraim 
as lord of Bohemia Manor. His family is now extinct in the male 
line ; and the noble estate, which continued unimpaired for more than 
a hundred years, is now divided into many smaller ones which are held 
by the descendants of Herrman's daughters. 



By Thomas G. Evans. 

(Continued from Vol. XXL, p. 190, of The Record.) 

Family 45. 
Childreti 0/ Chailes'' Be Witt (120) and Blatidina DuBois. 

309. i. JohnC. b. Oct. 22, 1755; d. circ. 1832, at Windham, Greene 

Co., N. Y. : m. Nov. 15, 1778, Cornelia Cantine b. 
March 29, 1757 ; d. April 23, 1814), daughter of Mat- 
thew Cantine and Catharine Nottingham. 

310. ii. Margaret 5 , b. July 2, 1758 ; m. April 10, 1783, Johannes 

Bruyn (b. 1751 ; d. Feb. 10, 1814), son of Jacobus 
Bruyn and Jeannie Graham. 

311. iii. Mary 6 b. SepL 28, 1760 ; d. July 18, 1798 ; m. April 10, 

1783, Jacobus Hasbrouck (bp. Sept. 28, 1753 ; d. July 
4, 18 19), son of Abraham Hasbrouck and Catharine 

312. iv. Gerrit 6 b. Aug. 8, 1762 : d. Feb. 5, 1846 ; m. Nov. 18, 

1786, Catharine Ten Eyck (b. Oct. 27, 1765 ; d. April 
3, 1840), daughter of Matthew Ten Eyck and Cornelia 

The De Witt Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. [Jan., 

313. v. Ann 5 b. Nov. 11, 1764 : m. Feb. 16, 1786, Peter Tappen, 

jr. (bp. Nov. 4, 17^14), son of Christopher Tappen and 
Annetje Wynkoop. 

Family 46. 
Children of Andries 4 De Witt (121) and Blandina Ten Eyck. 

314. i. Jenneke 6 bp. Jan. 11, 1755 ; d. Oct. 2, 1823 ; m. Jacobus 

Bruyn (bp. May 24, 1749), son of Jacobus Bruyn and 
Jeannie Graham. 

315. ii. John 5 b. Aug. 28. 1758 ; d. March 16, 1836; m. (1) at 

Schenectady, N. Y., March 12, 1 78 1 . Rachel Wemple 
(b. March 10, 1761, d. Feb. 21, 1807), daughter of 
Abraham Wemple and Helen Vanderburgh ; m (2) Dec. 
4, 1809, Flizabeth Kroni (d. Oct. 18, 1855). 

316. iii. Maria 6 bp. June 26, 1761 ; m. March 7. 1787, Moses I. 

Depuy (bp. Nov. -16. 1766), son of John Depuy and 
Annatje Van Wagenen. 

317. iv. Abraham Ten Fyck 5 b. April 9, 1764 : d. May 13, 1849; 

m. (1) Leah Wynkoop (b. April 1766; d. June 20, 
1829), daughter of Cornelius Wynkoop and Leah Dubois; 
m. (2) Dec. 24, 1829, Sarah Depuy (b. Aug. 29, 1779 \ 
d. Nov. 18, 1862), daughter of Joseph Depuy and Mary 
Depuy. Was a physician. 

318. v. Charles 6 bp. Jan., 1776; m. Nov. 25. 1798, Sarah M. Dela- 

mater (bp. May 11, 1783), daughter of Jacob Delamater 
and Sarah Delatnater. 

Family 47. 
Children of Andries* De Witt (123) and Maria Depuy. 

319. i. Cathryntje 5 bp Nov., 1755 ; m. Daniel Deyo. 

320. ii. William 5 bp. Aug. 17, 1757. 

321. iii. Jacobus 5 b. circ. 1759 ! m - J une ' 9> '7^6, Dinah Newkerk. 

322. iv. Cornelius Depuy 5 b. circ. 1761 ; m. Nov. 23, 1786, Mar- 

garet Cantine (b. Jan. 26, 1768), daughter of Petrus 
Cantine and Magdalena Lefever. 

323. v. Andries A. 5 bp. April 1, 1764 ; d. July 29, 1835, at Albany, 

N. Y.: m. Maria Gasherie (bp. April 19, 1767), daughter 
of Louis Gasherie and Geertje Decker. 

324. vi. Abraham 6 bp. May 1 1, 1766. 

325. vii. Henry 6 b. Feb. 6, 1768; d. Oct. 29, 1808; m. Aug. 27, 

1793, Dorothy Heermance (b. Feb. 4, 1770; d. Feb. 
22, 1852, at Albany), daughter of Jacob Heermance and 
Catharine Vosburgh. 

326. viii. Maria 5 b. Aug. 5, 1770: d. previous to 1808. 

327. ix. Moses 6 b p. June 25. 1772 ; m. Flizabeth Deyo (b. Dec. 

28, 1778), daughter of Daniel Deyo and Margaret Le- 

328. x. Eli 6 bp. Feb. 18, 1774 ; d. Dec. 27, 1850; m. Sept. 18, 

1800, Eleanor Newkerk (b. Nov. 2?, 1777 ; d. Nov. 8, 


The De Witt Family of Ulster Co., N. 1\ 

1826), daughter of Garret C. Newkerk and Leah New- 

329. xi. Levi 5 bp. April 21, 1776 ; d. 1813, at Albany, N. Y. ; m. 

Maria Oakley, who died at Newark, N. J., in 1865. 

330. xii. Ephraim 5 b. Dec. 28, 1777; d. Jan. 19, 1842, at Jersey 

City; m. (1) Dirckje Van Loon (b. Oct. 8, 1783; d. 
July 8, 1810), daughter of Jacob Van Loon and Cata- 
lyntje Schuyler ; m. (2) Ann Walsh. 

331. xiii. Thomas 5 b. Sept. 4, 1781. 

Family 48. 
Children of Gar Ion* De Witt (126) and Phoebe Waterman. 

332. i. Levi 5 bp. Aug. 1765. 
333- »■ John 5 b. Jan. 15, 1768. 

334. iii. Maria 5 b. March 17, 1770. 

335. iv. Sarah 5 bp. June 28, 1772. 

Family 49. 
Children of Levi* De Witt (131) and Wynlje Schoonmaker. 

336. i. Frederick 5 b. Nov. 30, 1 781 ; d. Oct. 7, 1865; m. March 

29, 1802, Catharine Jansen (b. March 25, 1784 ; d. May 
12, i860), daughter of Benjamin Jansen and Elizabeth 

337. ii. Andries Roosa 5 . 

338. iii. Thomas 5 . 

Family 50. 

Children 0/ Henricus* De Witt (181) and Margaret Schoonmaker. 

33g. i. John Henry 5 b. Dec. n, 1786; d. May 24, 1827; m. 
Sept. 20, 1 8 10, Cornelia Wynkoop (b. Feb. 7, 1791 ; d. 
Jan. 15, 1869), daughter of Evert C. Wynkoop and 
Rachel Hardenburgh. 

340. ii. Petrus 5 b. May 18, 1789; d. previous to 1837. 

341. iii. Anne 5 b. Aug. 31, 1792 ; in. 1809, at Fishkill, N. Y., 

Herman Rosecrans. 

342. iv. Jemima 5 b. Sept. 22, 1795 ; d. previous to 1837. 

343. v. Jacob 5 b. May 29, 1798. 

344. vi. Jane 5 m. Jacob E. Hoornheck. 

Child by his second wife, Elizabeth Connel. 

345. vii. John Henry 5 b. May 15. 1827. 

Family 51. 
Children of Evert* De Witt (200) and Gertrude Per sen. 

346. i. Lucas 5 b. Oct. 2, 1756 ; m. Sept., 1780, Elizabeth Van 

Loon (b. March 4, 1756), daughter of Jacobus Van Loon 
and Catharine Van Loon. 

347. ii. Abraham 5 b. Dec. 26, 1757 ; d. in infancy. 









The Dexter Family. [Jan., 

348. iii. Jan 5 b. Jan. 15, 1759. 

349. iv. Henricus 5 bp. Dec. 27, 1760 ; d. April 13, 1830 ; m. Nov. 

19, 1796, Catharine Dumond (bp. April 20, 1767 ; d. Feb. 

T 4> j ^55)j daughter of David Dumond and Elizabeth 

Van Orden. 
Abraham 5 bp. Jan. 22, 1763. 
Catharine 5 bp. June 25, 1765. 
Jacob 5 b. Oct. 22, 1768. 
Pf.trus 5 b. March 24, 1770. 

Family 52. 
Children of Lucas 4 De Wilt (203) and Deborah Per sen. 

354. i. Jacobus 5 bp. March 29, 1764 ; m. Catharine Edwards. 

355. ii. Catharine 5 bp. Jan. 28, 1766 ;d. June, 1820 ; m. Jeremiah 


356. iii. John 6 b. Aug. 3, 1768; m. Hannah Egbertson (bp. Oct. 

24, 1784), daughter of Cornelius Egbertson. 

357. iv. Peter 5 m. Jan. 25, 1795, Jane Persen (bp. June 1, 1777), 

daughter of Jacobus Persen and Eva Queen. 

358. v. Deborah 5 m. William West. 

359. vi. Abraham 5 bp. April 25, 1777 ; d. in infancy. 

360. vii. Abraham 5 bp. Aug. 27, 1780. 


The Dexters of Massachusetts, Albany and New York are descendants 
of one Richard Dexter, who came to America about the middle of the 
seventeenth century and settled in New England, where his immediate pos- 
terity were the leading citizens of Dedham, Mass., following the ministry for a 
vocation, and taking the lead in all social matters. The family afterward 
scattered- — one branch settling in Boston, another in New York, and still 
another in Albany, N. Y. ; the head of the first being now F. Gordon Dexter, 
Esq., that of the latter having been the late George Dexter, Esq., whose 
three daughters (the Misses Dexter of Albany and Mrs. W. H. Bradford 
of New York City) are the sole representatives of this branch. Richard 
Dexter the pioneer, with his wife Bridget, came from Ireland, where his 
fathers had lived for upward of four hundred years, descendants of 
Richard de Exeter, governor of Ireland in the thirteenth century, whose 
posterity corrupted the name and merged it into D'Exeter and Dexter. 
The ancestors of Richard the Governor are supposed to have emigrated 
from France soon after the Crusades — in which they had taken an active 
part, the coat-of-arms which the family now use bearing on its shield 
golden coins in token of a sum of money given by them to aid the 
carrying on of these wars — and to have settled permanently in Ireland, 
where they occupied high positions and intermarried with Irish ladies of 
distinction. Without doubt, the Dexter family is both old and good, 
one of the best of the proud New England families, who think as much 
of their lineage as do the recognized nobility of the mother land. 

1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XXI., p. 158, of The Record.) 



Nov: 28. Joseph W a 1 d r o n , Tryntje. 
Aafje Hellakes. 
John Galoway, Elisabet. 
Armaatje Lamb. 
5. Walter Hyer, Jen- Cornells, 
neke Van Vorst. 
Pieter Broil wer. Elis- Annaatje. 
abet Quakken- 
8. David Abeel, Maria Cathalina. 

19. Jacobus Qiiik, Maria Cornells. 

Francis Neger, Elis- Johannes. 

abet Bicker Ne- 

Nicolaas Swaan, Jannetje. 

Hendrikje Sickels. 
Isaac Somerendyk, Isaac. 

Sara Van Norden. 

25. Cornells Folleman, Cornells. 
Maria Wessels. 

26. Thomas Montagne, Thomas. 
Rebecca Bryn, 

John Le Montes, Rachel. 
Aaltje Van Norden. 

A°. 1732. 

Jan : 1. Willem Fisjer, Elisa- Antje. 
bet Smith. 
Jacobus Montagne, Aaltje. 
Maria Pell. 
9. Philip M i n th o r n, Margrietje. 
Annaatje Roll. 

16. Hendrik Ten Broek, Leyntje. 
Marritje Blank. 

Casparus Blank, Angenietje. 
Marritje Andriesse. 


Henricus Boelen, Antje 

Roelof Van Mepelen, 

Janneije Lamb, s. h. v. 
Jan Hyer, Sara Bosch, 

h. v. v. Gerrit Hyer. 
Johannes Van Norden, 

Lea Quakkenbosch 

jonge docht r . 
Christoffel Bancker, Anna 

Elisabet Staats Wed e 

Van Philip Schiivler. 
Jacobus Quik jong m . 

Pieternella Van de 

Willem Bicker, Hanna, 

Tjek Van de Boiiwery. 

Abraham De Lanoy, Jan- 
netje Rom me, syn h. v. 

Frederik Van Cortland, 
Francyntje Yay, syn 
h. v. 

Henricus Breestede, 
Geertje ^'essels, syn 
h. v. 

Abraham Paling, Elisabet 

Coenraat Ten Eyck To- 
bias, z. Catharina Ten 
Eyck, h. v., Van Wyn- 
and Van Zant. 

Johannes Peek, Maria 

Samuel Pell, Elisabet 

Johannes Van Deiirssen, 

Geertje Minthorne, syn 

h. v. 
Gysbert Van Deursen, 

A'nnetje Ten Broek, s. 

h. v. 
Johannes Blank, Ange- 
nietje Blank, jong d r . 

g Records of the Reformed Dutch Church w New Fork. [Jan., 

A° 1732- 
Jan : 23. 



: 6. 



Abraham Marschalk, 
Maria Sebering. 

G y s b e r t Uittenbo- 
gart, Catharina 

Adriaan Hoogland, 

Engeltje Van de 

Ahasiienis Turk, 

Hillegond Kiiyper. 
Hendrik Cuyler, 

Maria Jacobs. 
Johannes H o p pe , 

Maria Van Norden. 
Reynier Burger, Dina 

Van Gelder. 
Simon Van Seys, 

Geertruy Pell. 
Henricus Ben sen, 

Catharina Van 

Jan Smith, Dina 


Rodger French, Mar- 
grietje Low. 

16. Barent Bos, Aafje de 

20. Steenwyk de Riemer, 
Catharina Roose- 
Jacob Ryke, Catha- 
rina Pomre. 
Johannes Symense, 
Zilster Corsen. 

25. Pieter Wessels, Cor- 
nelia de Hart. 

27. Johannes Roorbag, 
Sophia Grau. 

Maart 3. Hendrik Ryke, Elis- 
abet Peek. 
5. NicolaasGouverneur, 
Geertriiyd Ryn- 
Henry Filkens, Elis- 
abet Smith. 


Andries. Isaac Sebering, Catharina 

Van Wyk, s. h. v. 

Elisabet. Joost Palding, Elisabet 

Jannetje. Johannes Brouwer, 
Rachel Blank. 


Johannes Turk, Aaltje 

Turk, jong : d r . 


Thomas Bayeux, Jun^, 

Sara Cuyler, syn h. v. 


Jacob Van Norden, 

Christina Sabrisco. 


Carsten Burger, Tanneke 

Van Gelder, j. d r . 


Johannes Tieboiit, Maria 



Harmen Bensen, Aaltje 

Bikkers, syn h. v. 


Abraham Van Vlek, Sara 

Kip, h. v. iVan Joh : 

Vander Heu . 


Cornel is Low, Margrietje 

Van Bussiim, s. h. v. 


Petrus Bos, Anna Syl- 

vester, jonge d r . 


Jan Sjoet Junior, Mar- 

grietje de Riemer, s. 
h. v. 
Hazuel van Keuren, 


Marritje Ryke, syn h. v. 


Joseph de Voe, Susanna 



Baltus de Hart, Annaatje 

Wessels, jonge d r . 


John Pieter Zenger, Anna 

Catharina Moulin, s. 
h. v. 
Adriaan Coning, Rachel 


Peek, s. h. v. 


Abraham Gouverneiir, 

Hester Leysler Wed e 

Van Barend Rynders. 


Frans Filkens, Annaatje 

Smith, h. v. Van Jan 

Ten Broek. 

1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Niiv York. 

A" 1732. 
Maart 8. 




[5 1 5- J 
April 2. 





Pieter De Groof, 
Rebecca Goederis. 

Wilhelmiis Beekman, 

Catharina De 

Johannes Van Gel- 

der, Sara Van 

David Maundeviel, 

Jannetje Woerten- 

Isaac de La Metre, 

Belitje Waldron. 
Nicolaas Bayard, 

Elisabet Rynders. 

Ahasueriis Elzeworth, 
Maria Van Gelder. 









Johannes Burger, Cornelia. 

Jannetje Brouwer. 
Pieter Van Norden, Cornelis. 

Antje Willemse. 

9. Benjamin Wynkoop, Benjamin. 
J r , Eunice Burr. 

Henry Braisjer, Abi- Aaltje. 

gael Parcel. 
10. Frederik Van Cort- Eva. 

land, Francina 

Johannes Van Seys, Johannes. 

Engeltje Appel. 

Jacobus Renaudet, Maria. 

Belitje Hoogland. 
Walter de Graiiw, Dorothea. 

Maria Lamare. 

Pieter Kemble, Geer- 
truyd Bayard. 



Mattheus Deursen, 
Margrietje Poiilse. 
30. Wert Pels, Catharina Catlyntje. 
de Grauw. 


Johannes Hoogland, Ma- 
ria Goederis, h. v. Van 
Willem ConniDgham. 

Willem Walton, Magda- 
lena Beekman, jong 
d r . 

Harmanus Van Gelder, 
Teuntje Idessen, syn 
h. v. 

Jacobus Henion, Maria 

Barent Barheit, Rebecca 
Oothout, syn h. v. 

Stephaniis Bayard, Mar- 
gareta Van Cortland, 
h. v. Van Samuel 

Cornelis Van Gelder, Sara 
Elzeworth, jonge d r . 

Abraham Brouwer, Maria 

Brouwer, wed e . 
Johannes Webber, An- 

naatje Van Norden, h. 

v. Van Johannes Web- 
Benjamin Wynkoop, 

Femmetje Van der 

Heul, s. h. v. 
Isaac Braisjer, Geertje 

Jacobus Van Cortland, 

Anna Van Cortland, 

jong d r . 
Johannes Daily, Jiidith 

Ver Wey wed e Van 

Joh s Ver Wey. 
Abraham Van Wyk, Ma- 
ria Crommelyn. 
Hendrik Bogert, Cornelia 

de Graiiw, syn h. v. 
Samual Bayard, Marga- 

reta Van Cortland, s. 

h. v. 
Hendrik Poiilsen, Lena 

Van Deursen. 
Simson Pels, Marytje 

Bensen, syn h. v. 

IO Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Y01 k. [Jan., 

A° 1732. OUDERS. 

April 30. John M k Kvers, Cath- 
arina Van Home. 

May 7. Abraham Palding, 
Maria Cosyns. 
10. Abraham Vreden- 
b li rg, Dorothee 
14. Lucas Braisjer, Ju- 
dith Gachere. 
Abraham Van Home 
Jans z. Catharina 
18. Jesse De Foreest, 
Teuntje Tietsoort. 
Johannes Roome, 
Susanna Chevalje. 

28. Resolveert Waldron, 

Metje Qiiakkenbos. 

29. Jan Hyer, 


Jiiny 11. Gysbert Uittenbo- 
g e r t , Catharina 
Jacobus Van Norden, 
Christyntje Sa- 

14. Patrik Jakson, An- 
naatje Van der 

18. Johan Frans Walter, 
Mary Liesbeth. 


Jan Olivier, Antje 

Mansfield Tukker, 

Marike Harden- 












29. Jacob Miller, Cat- Cathalina. 

lyntje Kip. 
Isaac Chardovine, Annetje. 

Antje Caar. 
Christoffel Bancker, Christoffel. 

Elisabet Hoog- 


July 12. Henry Lawrence, Elisabet. 
Hester Lynsen. 


Abraham Van Home, 
Jans z. Catharina 
Meyer, h. v. Van Jan 
Van Home. 

Teunis Quik, Vroutje, 
syn h. v. 

Frederik Blom, Apolonia 
Vredenburg, s. h. v. 

Nicolaas Antony, Rebecca 
Pieters, syn h. v. 

Harmanus Rutgers, Cath- 
arina Meyer h. v. Van 
Jan Van Home. 

Henricus De Foreest, 
Selyntje de Foreest. 

Barent Bos, Rachel 
Chevalje. jong d r . 

Johannes Waldron, Cor- 
nelia Lent Wed e . 

Baltiis Hyer, Angenietje 
Lynsen Wed e Van 
Robert Theobalds. 

Isaac Braisjer, Elisabet 

Johannes Van Norden, 
Ariaantje Webbers, s. 
h. v. 

Cornells Wynkoop, An- 
naatje Jakson, jong d r . 

Pieter Corselius, Elisabet 

Jesse Montagne, Gerritje 
Jeats, syn h. v. 

Gerardus Hardenbroek. 
Catharina Harden- 
broek h. v. Van Jaco- 
bus Roosevelt. 

Jacobus Livingston, Maria 
Kierstede, syn h. v. 

Willem Caar, Elisabet 
Caar, jonge d r . 

Petrus Rutgers, Jannetje 
Bancker, h. v. Van 
Harmanus Schuyler. 

Abraham Lynsen, Elisa- 
bet Lynsen. 

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A" 1732. OUDERS. 

July 16. Samuel Ten Eyck, 

Maria Gorny. 
Abraham Pultrow, 

Maria Vreeland. 
19. Johannes Meyer, 

Elisabet Pell. 
Jan Goelet, Jannetje 

Pieter Cannon, Wil- 

lemyntje Scher- 

23. Johan Jiirry Bakkes, 

Elisabet Wys. 
Engelbert Waldorf, 

Geertriiyd J o n g- 

John Taljuw, Maria 

Van Gelder. 

30. Francois Marschalk, 
Anne Leynsen. 

Aug: 5. Johannes Poulse, 
Tryntje Van Deur- 

H e n d r i k Van de 
Water, Anna Schil- 

Johannes Daily, Mar- 
grietje Van Sys. 

James Ttikker, 
Marytje Woerten- 
8. Samuel Pell, Su- 
sanna Rusje. 
13. Johannes Vreeden- 
biirg, Jannetje 

Pieter Van Dyk, Cor- 
nell. v arik. 



Willem Gilbert, 
Maria Van Zant. 

Abraham Ten Eyck, 
Jesyntje Borkels. 

Cornells Turk, 
Catharina Van Til- 


Maria. Johannes Romme, Elisa- 

beth Ten Eyck, s. h. v. 

Catharina. Victoor Bicker, Annaatje 
Cregier, s. h. v. 

Annaatje. Nicolaas Kermer, An- 
naatje Pell. 

Jannetje. Pieter Cannon, Catharina 

Aarnout. Aarnout Schermerhoorn, 

Maria Beekman, syn 
h. v. 

Margrietje. Pieter Bakkes, Mar- 
grietje Kemmer. 

Marica. Hendrik Bernard lis 

Haanrad, Veronica 

Abraham. Abraham Van Gelder, 
Neeltje Onkelbag, h. 
v. Van Joh s Van Gel- 

Elisabet. Abraham Leynsen, An- 

genietje Leynsen, 
Wed e Van Robert 

Hendrik. Hendrik Poulse, Aaltje 
Van Deursen. 

Pieternella. Jacobus Qiiik, Pieter- 
nella Van de Water. 

Judith. Heere Ellis, Engeltje 

Cornells. Johannes Peers, Elisabet 


Thomas. Jacobus Montagne, 
Maria Pell, syn h. v. 

Eva. Willem Vredenburg, 

Jannetje Van der Beek. 

Maria. Edward Willith, Rachel 

Van Dyk, jonge d r . 

Annaatje. Erederik Fyn, Margrietje 

Fyn, jonge d r . 
Daniel. Johannes Van Vorst, 

'Elisabet Borkels. 
Margrieta. ) Albertus Tfebout, Elisa- 
Catharina. f bet Bogert, Jan Bogert, 
twee lingen. Antje Peek, syn h. v. 


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A" 1732. OUDERS. 

Sept : 1. Johannes Cavelier, 
Cathalyntje A n - 

A d r i a a n Bancker, 
Elisabet Van Taar- 

George Lamb, 
Hendrikje Meyer. 











Allard Antony, Su- 
sanna Laurier. 

Jan Ariaanse, Tan- 
neke Waldron. 

John Waldron, Elisa- 
bet Breestede. 

Thomas Dwiet, Cat- 
lyntje Biddue. 

Cornells Bogert, Cor- 
nelia Ver Diayn. 

Jan Blom, Rebecca 

Matthys Oudt, Mary 

Albertus T i e b o u t , 

Cornelia Bogert. 
Richard Van Dam, 

Cornelia Beekman. 

Isaac Cal j o \v , An- 
genietje Boljew. 

Frans P i e t e r s e , 

Rachel Eekes. 
. Marten Bant, Jen- 
neke Buys. 

Francis Child, Cor- 
nelia Viele. 

Willem Vredenburg, 
Catharina Schott. 

Harman R u t gers 
Junior, Elisabet 

Hendrik Rii tg ers 
Catharina De Pey- 

Johannes Abramse, 
Elisabet Bosch. 

Isaac Boke, Bregje 


Egbertje. \ P i e t e r Bandt, Cornelia 
Petrus. f Bos, Pieter Bent- 

twee lingen. h u y s e n , Margrietje 

Neeltje. Christoffel Bancker, Elisa- 

beth Hoogland, s. h. v. 

Martinus. Johannes Lamb, Jannetje 
Lamb, h. v. Van Roelof 
Van Mepelen. 

Johannes. Nicolaas Antony, Judith 

Maria. Abraham Alsteyn, 

Marritje, syn h. v. 

Cornelia. Gerardus Waldron, Re- 
becca Onkelbag. 

Joseph. Nicolaas Stokholm, Elisa- 

bet Biddue. 

Hendrik. Hendrik Bogert, Sara 

Jacob. Jacob Corsen, Margrietje 

Blom, h. v. v., Petrus 

Elsje. Johan W' n . Crieger, Elsje 

Christien, syn h. v. 

Theiinis. Theiinis Tiebout, Marytje 
Van de Water, s. h. v. 

Nicolaas. Wilhelmus Beekman, 
Catharina de Lanoy, 
syn h. v. 

Elisabet. Abraham Leynsen, Char- 
rite Ma k pees. 

Jan. Johannes Maundeviel, 

Antje Pieters. 

Willemyntje. Pieter Bandt, Marritje 

Cornelia. Herman Winckler, Geer- 
triiyde syn h. v. 

Jannetje. Joost Van Seysen, Ju- 
dith Van Seysen, \ved e . 

Harmanus. Harman us Rutgers, 
Catharina de Meyer, 
s. h. v. 

Catharina. Harmanus Rutgers, 
Catharina de Meyer. 

Susanna. William Smith, Anna 
Bosch, jonge d r . 

Johannes. Aarnoiit Romme, Ja- 
comyntje Hassink. 

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Octob : Steven Bayard, Alida Stephanus. 






Philippiis Go el e t , 

Catharina Boelen. 

Kip, Sara Jesse. 

Hendrik Bras, Mar- 

grietje Helling. 
Johannes Deenemar- 

ken, Rachel Beek- 

George Elzeworth, 

Jannetje Miserol. 

John James, Maria 

Nicolaas Van Taar- 

ling, E 1 i sa b e t 

Richard, obeit. 
Johan Daniel Smith, 

Marie E 1 i 3 a be t 


Petrus Montagne, 
Jannetje Dyer. 

Petrus De Milt, 
Femmetje Valen- 

Petnis Rutgers, He- 
lena Hoo°:land. 







Laurens Lammerse, Johannes. 

Jannetje Mag- 

W i 1 h e 1 m u s Beek- Aaltje. 

man, Martha Matt. 
Simon C r e g i e r , Johannes. 

Anna Van Oort. 
1. Wynant Van Zandt, Tobias. 

Catharina Ten 


5. Pieter Vliereboom, Geertruyd. 
Jannetje Van de 
Johannes Van Beekman. 
B u u r e n , Maria 
13. Johannes Ten Eyck, Johannes. 
Antje Drinkwater. 


Philip Van K o r tl an d, 
Geertruyd Bayard, h. v. 
Van Pieter Kemble. 
Pieter Van Ranst, Sara 

Kierstede, syn h. v. 
Hendricus Boelen, Catha- 
rina Waldron, \ved e . 
Van Is. Boelen. 
Hendricus Meyer, Geer- 
truyd Rom me, s. h. v. 
Jurian W i t v e 1 d , Maria 
Wi t veld , h. v. Van 
Thomas Goodled. 
Willem Elzeworth, Jan- 
netje Elzeworth, jong. 
d r . 
Jacob Pitt, Susanna An- 

Floris Van T a a r 1 i n g , 
Elisabet Garling, h. v. 
Van Paulus Richard. 
Willem Crollius, Maria 

Thomas Montagne, Re- 
becca Briant, syn h. v. 

Antony de Milt, Maria 
Schamp, syn h. v. 

Charles Crooke, Elisabet 
Hoogland, h. v. Van 
Christ : Bancker. 

Johannes Symonse, Jan- 
netje Magdanel. 

Johannes Deenemarken, 

Rachel Lawrence. 
William Whith Junior, 

Maria Broun, syn h. v. 
Coenraat Ten Eyck, 

Tobias z., Elisabet Ten 

Eyck, jonge d r . 
Servaas Vliereboom, 

Maria Schamp. 

Hendricus Beekman, 
Maria Van Buiiren, 
jong. d r . 

Daniel Donskom, Mar- 
grietje Gilbert. 

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A' 1732. 
Nov : 29. 





3 1 - 


Samson Pels, Maria 

Willem Vredenburg, 
Willemyntje Nak. 

Abraham Van Wyk, 

Catharina Pro- 

Johannes Vreland, 

Aaltje Van Dyk. 
Andries B a r h e i t , 

Rachel Hoist. 
P i e t e r Para Van 

Zant, Sarah Wil- 

Cornells Kortregt, 

Hester Canon. 
David Gaden. Eliza- 
beth Wol. 
Abraham Keteltas, 

Jan n nek e de 

Jan Vos, Willemyntje 

Isaac de M i 1 d t , 

Machteldje Van de 

Willem Hoppe, 

Elizabeth Van 


A 1733- 




J. Pieter Zenger, 

Catharina Maulin. 
Pieter Lanmerse, 

Maria Bennet. 
Jacob Pit, Aaltje 

Jan Peek, Hesther 

Abraham de Peyster, 

Margareta van 

J. Willem £)Ugeldt, 

A. Maria Eren- 

Hendricus Brestede, 

Geertje Wesselze. 
Willem de Peyster, 

Margarita Roze- 



Maria. Evert Pels, Catharina 

Bensing, wed e Van 

Lucas Sjoert. 
Angenietje. Johannes Vredenbiir'g, 

Catharina Nak, h. v. 

Van Teiinis de Clerk. 
Elisabet. Christoffel Bancker, 

E 1 i s a b e t Hoogland, 

s. h. v. 
Johannes. Icabod Loiitet, Elisabet 

Van Dyk, s. h. v. 
Rachel. Jan Stevens, Eytje 

Maria. Frederik Willemse, Maria 

Waldron, z. h. v. 

Cornelis. Evert Byvank, Maria 

Canon, z. h. v. 

Elizabeth. Mattheiis Wol, Maria 

Abraham. G e r r i t Keteltas, Maria 

Anna. David Gaden, Elizabeth 

Wol, z. h. v. 
Maria. Antony de Mildt, Maria 


Wessel. Johannes Van Orden, 

Adriaantje Webbers. 

Frederyk. Frederyk Bekker, Maria 

Maria. Jacob Pit, Aafje Lam- 

Willem. Pieter Lammerse, Maria 

Jan. Thomas Ellin, Cathe- 

lyntje Dykman. 
Eva. Adolph Philipse, Annatje 

Van Cortlandt. 

Anna Maria. An to n i u s Caspar, A 
Maria Hooftmanin. 

Annatje. Folkert Oothoiiwdt, 

Maria Brestede. 

Heylte. Jan Rozeveldt, Heiltje 


1 89 i.J Pruyn Family — American Branch. jj- 


By John V. L. Pruyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XXI., October. 1890, page 177.) 

(387) Oliver Thatford 6 Pruyn (Willianf, Matthew*, Harmcrt, Arenf, 
Frans Jansen 1 ), of South Frederic ksbutgh, Ontario, born there Now 
18, 1816; studied at the Grammar school, Bath; subsequently took up 
farming, in which he is still engaged ; is a member of the Church of 
England and in 1864 was appointed, by the Crown, Sheriff of the 
county of Lennox and Addington and has held the position ever since. 

He was m. at Adolphustown by the Rev. Job Deacon, Jan. 31, 
1842, to Elizabeth Rickerson Dorland ; b. there July 8, 1819, dau. of 
Thomas I. Dorland and Elizabeth Trumpour of Adolphustown ; and 
has issue by this marriage: 

431 Mary Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1844, at South Fredericksburgh, bp. 

at St. Paul's, Oct. 6, 1844; d. there March 17 (bur. at St. 
Paul's. March 18), 1845. 

432 Jemima Jane, b. Nov. 9, 1846, at South Fredericksburgh, bp. 

at St. Paul's, Aug. 8, 1847 ; d. there Jan. 3, 1850, bur. at 
St. Paul's. 

433 Thomas Dorland, m. Mary Amelia Campbell. 


(388) Matthew William 6 Pruyn of Napanee, Ontario, Canada ( William?, 
Matthew*, HarmerP, Arenl-, F"rans Jansen 1 ), born Oct. 22, 18 19, at 
Fiedericksburgh, Ontario ; received his education in the common schools 
at Fredericksburgh and since then has always been in mercantile life. 
From 1836 to 1840 he lived at Woodstock, Ontario, and from 1840 to 
1862 at Brantford where for two years he was a member of the Town 
Council, and in 1858 was Mayor. Upon leaving Brantford in 1862 he 
travelled in the western part of America and upon the Pacific slope, before 
the days of the railroad in those sections, returning by way of Panama in 
1864 and settling in his native county (Lennox), where he has since been 
a merchant at Napanee. From 1864 to 1871 he was Deputy Sheriff of 
the county of Lennox and Addington. In 1884 he stood for member 
of the Dominion House of Commons as successor to Sir John McDonald, 
of whom he is an ardent supporter, but was defeated by four votes. He 
protested the election and his opponent was unseated. ' Mr. Pruyn stood 
again for Member of Parliament in 1885, and was elected by a majority 
of fifty-eight votes. 

He married Dec. 13, 1843, Mary Margaret Kerby, b. June 26, 1823, 
dau. of William Kerby and Margaret Smith of Brantford, Ontario, and 
has issue : 

434 John Ross, b. at Brantford, Sept. 13, 1845; for several years in 

mercantile life and identified with lailroad interests; has been 
Assistant General Passenger Agent of the Canadian Pacific 
Railway Co.; resides at Montreal; married Oct. 13, 1870, 

I 6 Pruyn Family — American Branch. [J a n-, 

Alice Wily, b. Oct. 20, 1845, dau. of Lieut. Col. Thomas 
Wily, at one time Director of Stores, Militia Dep't, Ottawa, 
and Harriet Cunningham. No issue : 

435 William Kerb}', m. Annie Elizabeth Grange. 


George Ham, b. April 19, 18 12, son of John Ham and Esther 
Bradshaw of Fredericksburgh, Lennox Co., Ontario, married. March 22, 
1840 (390) Eleanor 6 Pruyn ( William 5 , Matthew*, Harmen 3 , Arent 2 , Frans 
Jansen 1 ), b. Jul} 1 15, 1823, near Bath, Ontario, bp. by Rev. Job Deacon, 
Aug. 23, 1823, at Adolphustown. 

Mr. Ham resides at Conway, Ontario ; is a farmer; member of the 
Church of England ; has been Councillor and Reeve, several times, of 
the Electoral Division of South Fredericksburgh, Ont., and has had issue 
by this marriage. 

William Thatford, b. June 28, 1842, near Bath, Ontario ; m. at St. 
Paul's Church, Fredericksburgh, Ont., Oct. 23, 187 3, Eliza Neilson, 
dau. of Thomas Neilson and Elizabeth Downey of South Fredericks- 
burgh, Ont., and has issue : 

i. George Thomas Ham, b. Sept. 2, 1874, at Conway, 
ii. William James Ham, b. May 5, 1878, at Conway. 
Martha, b. Nov. 7, 1844, near Bath, Ont., m. at Conway, Ont., 
March 23, 1869, Elias Price, studied at Bath Academy and at 
Military School, Kingston, son of Elias Price and Anne Robinson 
of Bath, Ontario, and has issue : 

i. Reginald Grant Price, b. July 24, 1872, at Adolphus- 
town, Ont. 
Mary, b. June 23, 1847, near Bath, Ontario, m. Sept. 29, 1873, at 
Conway, Ont., John George McTavish Ross, of Montreal, chemist, 
educated in Scotland ; died January 30, 1889, son of George Ross, 
member of the Hudson's Bay Company, and Mary McTavish, 
and has had issue : 

i. Donald McTavish Ross, b. Dec, 26, 1874, at Bath, Ont. ; 

d. there May 21, 1875. 
ii. Roderick McKenzie Ross, b. Aug. 30, 1876, at Bath, Ont. ; 
d. there Sept. 16, 1876. 
Jemima, b. at Conway, Ont., Nov. 12, 1849 ! d. J an - I2 > '852. 
Jane Elizabeth, b. at Conway, Ont., Feb. 3, 1854 ; still living there ; 
has kindly furnished the information relating to this family. 


(392) Abraham Steel 6 Pruyn (Simon s , Matthew*, Narmcn 3 , Arent 2 , 
Frans Jansen'), b. in Marysburgh, Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Dec. 
16, 1826 ; died at Erie, Pa., March 11, 1869 I received a public school 
education and entered upon a course of medical studies but did not 
pursue them. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Erie 
and was captain of a vessel upon the lakes. 

He m. Dec. 24, 1854, Harriet Margaret Nowland, b. May 7, 1837, 
at New Boston, Wayne Co., Michigan, dau. of William Nowland and 
Elizabeth Rumsey, and had issue : 

436 Charles Whitney, m. Susan Ryder. 

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437 Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1858; d. Aug. 23, 1858. 

438 May, b. May 1, i860 ; m. Frederick Simon. 

439 Harriet Margaret, b. July 29, 1863 > m - Ferdinand Knobloch. 

440 Rhoda Jane, b. Nov. 29, 1866 ; m. her cousin William Nowland. 

441 Sarah Louise, b. Jan. 21, 1869; m. James Vernon. 
Mrs. Pruyn married secondly Horace M. Parker of Erie. 

(395) Matthew 6 Pruyn (Simon s , Matthew 4 , Harmen 7 , Arent 2 , Frans 
Jansen'), b. in Marysburgh, Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Nov. 9, 1832 ; 
studied in the public schools at Painesville, Ohio ; has held the position 
of Constable ; is a member of the Presbyterian church, and resides at 
Erie, Pa. He m. Aug. 10, 1863, at Brownstown, Wayne Co., Michigan, 
Angeline Bondy, b. in Windsor, Canada, dau. of August Bondy (died 
at Brownstown, Jan. 27, 1854), and Julia Borrow (died at Brownstown 
Jan. 11, 1867). By this marriage Mr. Pruyn has issue: 

442 Mary Margaret, b. at Brownstown, April ifc, 1865 ; m. Charles 


443 Lucy Ann, b. at Brownstown, Jan. 23, 1867 ; m. Charles E. 


444 Florence, b. at Brownstown, April 19, 1868 ; d. at Erie, 

Nov. 12, 1870. 

445 Catharine, b. at Erie, March 9, 1870. 

446 Daniel De Forest, b. at Erie, Feb. 17, 1878. 

(398) De Forest 6 Pruyn (Simon s , Matthew*, Harmen?, Arent-, Frans 
Jansen 1 ), b. Jan. 30, 1841, at Fairpnrt, Ohio; studied in the public 
schools at Painesville, Ohio ; is a member of the Presbyterian church 
and a captain on the lakes ; resides at Erie, Pa. He married April 6, 
1877, at Benson, Swift Co., Minnesota, Mary M. Yeakel, b. at Oshkosh, 
Wisconsin, about 1859, dau. of Conrad and Margaret Yeakel of Klickitat 
Valley, State of Washington. By this marriage there is issue : 

447 George Matthew, b. before 1879, near Appleton, Swift Co., 

Minnesota. * 

448 Ira Burke, b. at same place, Sept. 15, 1880. 


(401) William Francis 6 Pruyn (Matthejv s , Matthew 4 , Harmen 3 , Arent-, 
Frans Jansefi 1 ), born Aug. 18, 1837, in Belleville, Canada, lived for ten 
years in the town of Clayton, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; has been a soldier, 
sailor, and farmer, and now resides at Pipestone, Berrien Co., Michigan ; 
married at Batavia, Illinois, Amelia Busha, or Bushey, daughter of 
Charles Busha, or Bushey, and Mary La Mont of St. Clair, Michigan, and 
has had issue : 

449 William, b. at Neenah, Wisconsin, April 5, 1858. 

450 Jane, b. at Vinland, Wisconsin, March 28, i860. 

451 Rosa, b. at Vinland, July 29, 1862. 

452 Arthur Grant, b. at Winneconne. Wisconsin, May 28, 1865. 

453 Francis, b. at Benton Harbor, Mich., May 25, 1868. 

454 Susan, b. at Benton Harbor, March 20, 1872. 


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455 Charles, b. at Benton Harbor, Oct. 19, 1875. 

456 Alice, b. at Benton Harbor, March 4, 1877. 

457 Horace, b. at Benton Harbor, July 9, 1881. 

458 Margaret, b. at Benton Harbor, Jan. 1, 1883 ; d. at Pipestone, 

April 9, 1889. 

459 Morris, b. at Pipestone, Mich., Sept. 3, 1885. 

460 Laura, b. at Pipestone, Sept. 30, 1887. 

461 Lena, b. at Pipestone, Aug. 3, 1889. 


(404) Theodore Franklin 6 Pruyn (Matthew' 5 , Matthew*, Harmen 3 , A rent 7 , 
Frans Jansen 1 ), b. in Jefferson Co.. N. Y., May 2, 1842 ; married July 
4, 1 860, Mariette Pickle, at Fremont, Waupaca Co., Wisconsin, dau. of 
John H. Pickle and Maria Eliza Davenport. Mr. and Mrs. Pruyn are 
members of the Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints and live 
near Davis City, Iowa. They have had issue : 

462 Ravenna, b. Aug. 18, 1861 ; m. May 2, 1881, Thomas O'Connell. 

463 Edith, b. Oct. 30, 1862 ; m. Sept. 12, 1883, Alonzo Petrey. 

464 Emma, h. Oct. 18, 1864, at Winneconne, Wisconsin ; m. Jan. 

10, 1886, Zatta (? ) Hagen. 

465 Willard, b. Feb. 9, 1866; d. Feb. 23, 1866, at Winneconne. 

466 Mella, b. Feb. 14, 1867 : d. July 3, 1867, at Winneconne. 

467 Norman, b. June 9, 1868, at Winneconne. 

468 John Matthew, b. Feb. 4, 1869, at Winneconne. 

469 Jesse, b. Nov. 28, 187 1, at Black Creek, Wisconsin. 

470 Hurty (?), b. Aug. 10, 1873, at Black Creek; d. May 30, 


471 Harry, b. Nov. 3, 1875, at Black Creek; d. July 12, 1879. 

472 Sidney, b. Aug. 5, 1879, at Black Creek. 

473 Eliza, b. Nov. 10, 1881, in Iowa. 

474 Silva. b. Sept. 8, 1883; d. Nov. 10, 1888. 

475 Gilbert, b. June 16, 1886. 

476 Iowa (a son), b. April 4, 1887. 


(408) Peter Van Schaack 7 Pruyn (John Matthias 6 , Francis 5 , John*, 
Francis 3 , Arent% Frans Jansen 1 ), physician, b. at Kinderhook, Nov. 
19, 1 84 1 ; studied at the District School and at the Kinderhook Acad- 
emy ; entered Union College, 1858, member of the A A $ Society, 
grad A. B., i860, as member of the & B K Society, and Salutatorian 
of his class, very high honors ; grad. M. D., at the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, New York, 1863. ^ n ^71 he studied medicine in 
Vienna, Austria. He lives at Kinderhook, and is a leading citizen of 
the place ; is a deacon in the Dutch Reformed Church ; trustee, 1878, of 
the Kinderhook Academy, and is now President of the Board of Trustees, 
a director in the National Union Bank of Kinderhook, Health officer 
of the village. In 1886 he was chosen vice-president for Kinderhook of 
the Holland Society, which position he stdl holds. He is a member of 
the New York State Medical Society, and as a physician stands very high. 
He married at Kinderhook, Oct. 3, 1877, Mary Barnard Tobey, b. Feb. 

1 89 1.] Pruyn Family — American Branch. jg 

28, 1849, at Kinderhook, dau. of William Henry Tobey and Caroline 
Wild, his second wife. 

William Henry Tobey, the father of Mrs. Pruyn, was born in Hud- 
son, Columbia Co., N. Y. , Jan. 1, 1799. He studied at Union, class of 
1815, entering at the age of fourteen, and at Williams. He studied law 
at Kinderhook with James Van der Poel, and was admitted to the Bar in 
1820. He began the practice of his profession in Lebanon, N.Y., but re- 
moved to Kinderhook. He was member of Assembly, 1837, Surrogate of 
Columbia Co., 1841-45, State Senator, 1861-63, and held important 
local positions at Kinderhook, among them director of the National 
Union Bank from 1853 till his death, and President of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Kinderhook Academy. He died May 15, 1878. His first 
wife was Miss Louisa Piatt. 

By his marriage with Miss Tobey, Peter Van Schaack Pruyn has issue : 

477 John Bayard, b. at Kinderhook, Oct. 14, 1882. 

478 Julia Carville, b. at Kinderhook, Dec. 25, 1884. 


(411) Henry 7 Pruyn (John 6 , John I. s , John*, Francis 3 , Areni 2 , Frans 
Jansen 1 ). ofNiles, Michigan, b. June 29, 1829, at Stuyvesant, Columbia 
Co., N.Y. ; m. May 22, 1850, Margaret Anna Harder, dau. of William 
Nicholas Harder and Jane Elizabeth Horton, of Kinderhook, N.Y. ; 
and has had issue : 

479 John, b. March 23, 185 1. 

480 Eva Phillip, b. Mav 13, 1853 ; d. Oct. 1, 1884. 

481 Louise Fairfield, b. Sept. 2, 1855. 

482 Catherine Maria, b. Nov. 3, 1857. 

483 Jennie Harder, b. Aug. 5, i860. 

484 Sarah Frances, b. May 1. 18^4 ; d. Sept. 24, 1865. 

485 Lydia Bain, b. April 3, 1867 ; d. March 13, 1873. 


(414) David John 7 Pruyn (Abraham 6 , John 7. 5 , John*, Francis*, Arent 2 , 
Frans Jansen 1 ), of " Uplands," Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, 
Canada, was born April 4, 1846, at Picton, where he was baptized Sept. 
13. 1846, by the Rev. Wm. Macaulay at the Church of St. Mary Mag- 
dalene (David Lockwood Fairfield, Judge of the Couniy Court ; David 
Barker Stevenson ; Emily Spencer Fairfield}. He was educated at Picton 
and at the Toronto University, receiving the degrees of B.A. and M.A. 
He subsequently studied law, was a member of the Church of England, 
and was Warden at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Picton. He m. 
there Nov. 27, 1867, Georgina Ellen Ann Pope, b. at Kingston, Ont., 
Sept. 16, 1846, dau. of Rev. John Pope, chaplain to the forces at Fort 
Henry, Kingston, and Maria Augusta Smith, who came from England. 

He died in Rome, Italy, April 2, 1876, and was buried July 15, 
1876, in Glen wood Cemetery, Picton. He had issue by this marriage : 

486 David Bertram, b. Jan. 13, 1872, at Picton ; bp. there July 14, 

1872 (Clara Louisa Maria Fairfield Ross, grandmother, David 
Lockwood Fairfield). 

487 Louisa Georgina Pope, b. March 8, 1874, at Picton ; bp. and 

d. May 1, 1874. 

20 Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Jan., 

488 Emily Georgina, b. Aug. 27, 1875, at Picton ; bp. Oct. 24, 



(422) Robert Thomas 7 Pruyn [Bartholomew 6 , John 1. 5 , John*, Fran- 
cis 1 , Artnl 2 , Frans Janseti 1 ), b. at Kinderhook, April 8, 1852 ; resides at 
Great Barrington, Mass.; married 1882 at Peekskill, N. V., Helen Joseph, 
b. at Hyde Park, N. Y., March 26, 1856, dau. cf Stephen B. Joseph and 
Margaret De Groff of Peekskill, and has issue : 

489 Elizabeth Marion, b. March 13, i88r>, at Great Barrington. 


(423) John Isaac 7 Pruyn (Bartholomew 6 , John I. s , John*, Francis*, 
ArenP, Frans Jansen\) b. at Kinderhook, Dec. 29, 1853 ; studied at 
the Kinderhook Academy ; now resides at Yonkers, N. Y., where he is a 
merchant, member of the Dutch Reformed Church, and captain of the 
Fourth Separate Company, National Guard, S. N. Y.; married, May iy, 
1875, Mary Scott, b. Nov. 16, 1854, in New York, dau. of John Charles 
Scott and Hannah Ann Reeder of New Brunswick, New Jersey ; and has 
issue, all born at Yonkers : 

490 John Williard, b. Sept. 9. 1876. 

491 Robert Scott, b. Aug. 9, 1880. 

492 Alma T., b. Oct. 3, 1889. 

(433) Thomas Dorland 7 Pruyn, of Napanee, Ontario, Canada, 
[Oliver Thatford 6 , William 5 , Mattheiv*, Harmen 3 , Arent 2 , Frans Jansen 1 ) ; 
is a member of the Church of England ; was educated at the Grammar 
School at Bath, Ontario, and at the University at Toronto ; was appointed 
in March, 1872, Deputy Sheriff of Lennox and Addington — a position he 
still holds. He married at Napanee, Sept. 14, 1869, Mary Amelia 
Campbell, b. Feb. 20, 1850, at North Fredericksburg, Ontario, dau. of 
Alexander Campbell and Amelia Brown of Napanee. He has had issue 
by this marriage : 

493 Alexander Thatford, b. Sept. 8, 1871. 

494 Edith Campbell, b. Sept. 12, 1874 ; d. April 23, 1875. 


(435) William Kerby 7 Pruyn, of Napanee, Ontario {Matthew William 6 , 
William 5 , Matthew*, Harmen 3 , Arent 2 , Frans Jansen 1 ), b. Feb. 9, 1S53 ; 
he is in business with his father ; he m., Aug. 30, 1880, Annie Elizabeth 
Grange, b. June 23, 1861, dau. of John Thomas Grange, late member of 
the Provincial Parliament, and Jane Ann Scales of Napanee. He has 
issue by this marriage : 

495 William Grange, b. Feb. 20. 1882. 

496 Alice Grange, b. June 10, 1885. 

497 Harold Grange, b. Sept. 25, 1889. 


(436) Charles Whitney 7 Pruyn [Abraham 6 , Simon*, Matthew*, Harmen 3 , 
Arent 2 , Frans yansen 1 ), lake captain of Cleveland, Ohio, b. at Gibraltar, 

e t Q/r/Y/I^-J 

1891.] Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. 2 I 

Wayne Co., Michigan, Dec. 16, 1855; m. at Cleveland, Aug. 5, 1884, 
Susan Ryder, b. Dec. 11, 1861, near Hastings. Richland Co., Ohio, dau. 
of George Washington Ryder and Elizabeth Jane Charles, and has had 
issue : 

498 Simon Abraham, b. Julv 9, 1885, at Cleveland, Ohio; d. there 

April 4, 1888. 

499 Harriet Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1 838, at Cleveland. 


By Josiah C. Pumpelly. 

The nineteenth century is fast waning, and we are forgetting the men 
who laid the foundations if they did not make its history. Our Civil 
War seems to have closed a former volume, and to open new pages for 
our inspection. This may be no more than we should expect, yet we 
have good reason to regret that the former heroes of our nation should 
pass so soon into an unmerited oblivion. There is no happy career for a 
man or a people that shall be unmindful of its predecessors, or of those 
to whom the present greatness and prosperity are due. It is the prov- 
ince of the annalist, the biographer and the historian, to revive the old 
memories, to bring the deeds and personalities of former years to our 
cognizance, and to preserve them for future regard and contemplation. 

Among the men whom the citizens of New Jersey, as well as of the 
entire nation, should delight to honor, Mahlon Dickerson must always 
be awarded a high rank. Thougn never brilliant as an orator, he excelled 
in the other qualities of a public man. He was broad of conception, 
comprehensive, of sound judgment, and energetic in execution. In short, 
he possessed in an admirable degree the endowments of the statesman, 
and he exemplified them through a long and honorable career. When 
we call to mind the great names that New Jersey has enrolled in the 
archives of the Republic, it is no small testimony to declare that Mahlon 
Dickerson was worthy of a place in the number. 

His ancestry appears to have been of the genuine Puritan stock. In 
the register of the Massachusetts Genealogical Society, we find a record 
bearing date May 10, 1637, enumerating emigrants from Yarmouth in 
England and reciting as follows : 

"The examination of Beniemen Cooper of Bramton, husbandman 
aged 50 years, * * * * his sister aged 48 years, and two servants, John 
Kilin and ffileman Dickerson, are all desirous to passe to New England 
to inhabitt. " 

This "ffileman Dickerson " did "passe to New England " that same 
year. John Young, the minister of the little party, was the leader. 
They came in the ship "Mary Ann of Yarmouth," of which M. Goose 
was master. In the record of the Genealogical Society Philemon Dicker- 
son is twice mentioned, once as having married Mary the daughter of 
Mr. Payne, and again as "the son-in-law of widow Paine." The emi- 
grants arrived safely at Salem, Massachusetts Bay, and were duly received 

2 2 Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. [J an -> 

as members of the colony. Land was granted them according to custom, 
Dickerson's homestead being twenty acres. This constituted him a 
"freeman." He of course had to be a church-member to be a full 

A little while afterward came a person from Long Island holding out 
flattering inducements for emigration. The errand was distasteful to the 
leaders of the colony at Salem, but it seems to have succeeded with some 
of the inhabitants. Our Puritan forefathers certainly brought with them 
to the New World an ardent passion for owning large tracts of land. The 
later colonists at Salem, many of them, resolved to go to Long Island. 
Mr. Young went with them. 

Philemon Dickerson was of the number. They emigrated in 1643, 
purchased land from the natives, and founded the town of Southold. 
" Goodman Dickerson " was not long in becoming a prominent man 
among the settlers. He was owner of a handsome house in the village, 
and several farms in other parts of the town. He was a tanner, and his 
calling appears to have been lucrative. 

He lived about thirty years at Southold. His will, bearing date June 
20, .1665, was recorded May 8, 1672. Mr. John Young, his pastor 
and life-long friend, was a subscribing witness. It mentions three sons, 
calling two of them, Thomas and Peter, by name ; and also " too dafters " 
to whom he makes bequests to be paid them " when the com of the age 
of one and twenty." He gave the bulk of his estate to his wife during 
her life or widowhood, after which it was to be disposed to his children. 
He made his wife Mary sole executrix. At the time of his death he 
was seventy-four years of age. 

Peter Dickerson succeeded to his father, and being diligent in business, 
and of a thrifty turn of mind, increased the property. The Dickerson 
family remained in Southold till 1741, almost a hundred years. They 
belonged to the First Congregational Church, the pastor of which, the 
Rev. Epher Whitaker, graphically describes them as "all and always re- 
spectable, but not specially eminent." 

Peter, the son of Thomas Dickerson, nephew of the first Peter, seems 
to have given sign of the talent and breadth of view which afterward char- 
acterized his family. Leaving Southold in 1 74 1, he removed with his 
three brothers to Morris County, New Jersey, where he became an exten- 
sive land-owner. He early took part in the political controversies of the 
time, and was active in arousing and organizing opposition to the encroach- 
ments of the British crown and colonial government. His house was 
the rallying-place for the patriots, and he was recognized early as a leader. 
On the 9th of January, 1775, he was appointed a "Committee of Obser- 
vation " for Morris County ; and on the 1st of May ensuing he was chosen 
a delegate to the Provincial Congress. On the 7th of February, 1776, he 
was commissioned as captain in the 3d Battalion, 1st Establishment of 
New Jersey, and at his own expense equipped his company for active 

His more distinguished grandson, Mahlon Dickerson, was born at 
Hanover Neck, New Jersey, April 17, 1770, when those controversies were 
at their height, before actual conflict. He was the eldest of five children, 
who all excelled in similar respects. He was fitted for college in Morris- 
town, as we learn from the following memorandum in Mr. Joseph Lewis's 
diary : 

1 89 1.] Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. 2% 

" Monday Nov. 27, 1786, Jonathan Dickerson's son (Mahlon) began 
to board at 7s a week." He graduated at Princeton in 1789, after which he 
engaged in the study of the law, and was licensed as an attorney in 1793. 
The next year he served in Captain Kinney's cavalry in the expedition to 
suppress the "Whiskey Rebellion" in Western Pennsylvania. After 
this he and his brothers removed to Philadelphia, where he continued his 
legal studies in the office of Mr. James Miller, and was admitted to the bar 
in 1797. In those times a man practised law in the lower tribunals years 
before admission to the higher courts. 

He soon began a political career, and was elected a member of the 
City Council. In 1802 he was appointed, together with A. J. Dallas, 
John Sergeant, and Joseph Clay — all leading supporters of Mr. Jefferson 
— Commissioner in Bankruptcy. In 1805 he became Adjutant-General of 
the State. About this time he received advantageous offers to remove to 
New Orleans, in the newly acquired Orleans territory. Personal and 
family reasons, it is said, induced him to decline. Perhaps these are ex- 
plained by the following extract from a letter to his sister, dated January 
1, 1805 : 

" If I can but get a wife in the course of the winter to please me, I 
shall rejoice I did not leave the place. There is a lady in this city I have 
serious thoughts of making love to ; but she knows nothing of the matter, 
and I suspect never will. However, with the blessing of God, I hope 
another year will not find me an old bachelor." 

Whether from the traditional " faint heart" or the preengaged affec- 
tions of the one on whom he had fixed his wishes, the fond plan of this 
" old bachelor "of thirty-five years seems to have gone "aglee." Mahlon 
Dickerson never married. He was always gentle and courteous to women, 
as well as tender and affectionate to children ; but no wife ever shared his 

He resigned the Adjutant-Generalship in 1808 to accept the position 
of recorder of Philadelphia. In 18 10 his father, who, in partnership with 
a Mr. Le Fever, owned the Succasanna iron mines, died, leaving his ex- 
tensive estate to be settled and carried on. Mahlon purchased the c'aims 
of the other heirs, and transferred his residence to Succasanna. He hail 
no love for the profession of the law, and now cheerfully abandoned it. 
He continued to manage the works with energy and diligence, and they 
became very profitable. 

He maintained his lively interest in public affairs, and became a polit- 
ical leader in the State. He was elected to the Legislature in 181 1 and 
again in 181 2.* The year after he succeeded the Hon. W. S. Pennington 
as associate justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In 18 14 his 

*The New Jersey Legislature having granted to Messrs. Aaron, Ogden, and Daniel 
Dod the exclusive privileges previously held by John Filch for navigating steamboats 
on the waters of New Jersey, a correspondence ensued between Fulton and Dickerson, 
the latter being on the legislative committee to report upon the matter. Under date 
of January 8, 1814, Mahlon Dickerson writes to Mr. Fulton at length, concluding 
as follows : "I think you will find no disposition in our legislature to protect any of 
our citizens in the use of your improvement without your permission ; for generally 
they think, as I sincerely do, that but for your talents and perseverance, the science 
of steamboat navigation would still have remained where it was ten years ago, 
buried under a heap of obloquy and ridicule. It is very evident that the difference 
between your boat and that of Mr. Fitch is the difference between a successful and 
an abortive experiment, which is all the difference in the world." 

2 a. Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. [J an «> 

name was proposed for United States senator, but withdrawn ; and in 
October, 1815, he was elected Governor by the two houses of Legislature, 
in joint meeting, which was the former mode of electing that officer. Mr. 
Dickerson received the unanimous vote. At that time the Governor was, 
by virtue of his office, Chancellor of the State. He was chosen again in 
1 8 16, but resigned the year following, having being elected to the Senate 
of the United States. 

In this position he exhibited the same devotion to public business 
which he displayed in private affairs. From the day he took his seat in 
the Senate till he retired from it in 1833, a period of sixteen years, he was 
but three times absent from his place. He was reelected to a second term 
with little opposition in November, 1822. This was during "the era of 
good feeling," in which acrimonious partisan politics seemed to have died 
out. But in 1828 all this had been changed, and a political campaign of 
most intense bitterness was carried on through the country. Old Feder- 
alists, rather than support Mr. Adams, joined the new Democratic party. 
Neighbors were estranged, and even the new President took office in 1829, 
exasperated to the highest pitch against his opponents. 

The Legislature of New Jersey had been carried at the election by the 
party opposed to the incoming administration. The senator elected two 
years before had resigned his seat, and the term of Mr. Dickerson was 
about to expire. Successors to both were to be chosen. The Hon. 
Samuel L. Southard, then Secretary of the Navy, and a Dr. Ewing 
were rival candidates for the short term. The excitement ran high, and 
each candidate counted confidently upon aid from the Jackson men. Ten 
ballots were had without a choice, when a Mr. Potts offered a resolution 
declaring Mr. Southard ineligible on the ground, that, being a cabinet 
officer, he was not a resident of the State. The Jackson men united with 
the supporters of Dr. Ewing and secured its adoption. The friends of 
Mr. Southard, in a rage, gave votes enough for Mr. Dickerson to elect 
him for the four years' term. The Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen was 
chosen to the other seat. 

The scheme was next set on foot to make Mr. Dickerson the Demo- 
cratic-Republican candidate for Vice-President. He was regarded as a 
representative man, both as a patriot and a politician. He had uniformly 
ranked among the foremost members of the Jeffersonian school, and was 
perhaps the most efficient man in New Jersey in the struggles of the Dem- 
ocratic party, in promoting its success. He had been honored by his 
own State by the stations of judge, governor, and United States senator. 
He had filled these places acceptably. 

A leading Democrat of Ohio thus summarized his career : 

"As chairman of the Committee of Manufactures in the Senate, his 
whole energies and the most untiring devotion of his abilities have been 
directed to the cause of national industry — not blindly, not with the sub- 
servient views of stimulating an excitement or promoting partisan objects ; 
but with an enlarged national patriotism looking to the permanent pros- 
pects of the country, independent of the temporary fluctuations of popular 

"To him likewise is the praise due of originating the plan for the 
division of the surplus revenue among the States in the ratio of their 
representation. This subject he introduced into the Senate several win- 
ters ago, and advocated against the giants of both South Carolina and 

1 89 1.] Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. 25 

Virginia. The President, in adopting his views in his last message in 
relation to this question, certainly paid him the highest compliment." 

Other counsels ruled in the new Democratic party. Some of the 
official acts of Martin Van Buren had made him obnoxious to leading 
senators, and they defeated his confirmation as minister to England. He 
then became the candidate for Vice-President, and Mr. Dickerson retired 
to private life. 

He had during the sixteen years of service as senator been an energetic 
supporter of the protective policy, and his speeches were generally in its 
support. He was a close student of the subject ; and if not as brilliant 
or eloquent as others, he was not behind them in influence. Free trade 
he denounced as " a system as visionary and impracticable as the ever- 
lasting and universal pacification of the world." 

He did not remain long in seclusion. He was popular at home, and 
it was the boast that he held more public positions than any other citizen 
in the township of Randolph. He was elected again to the Legislature in 
1833, and after the close of the session was nominated and confirmed, 
May 20, 1834, as minister to Russia. He declined the place, however, 
because, it is said, he desired to remain at home to help Mr. Van Buren's 
aspirations for the Presidency. He was then appointed Secretary of the 
Navy, taking office June 30. 

Few events occur to make the term of office of a cabinet minister 
memorable. Mr. Dickerson more than others was a man of affairs ; and 
such men, while they render the institutions of a country stable and per- 
manent, do not often have the opportunity to " make history." Yet a 
few occurrences served to make his term of office eventful. 

On the 2d of July, 1834, the figure-head of the frigate Constitu- 
tion was cut off by one S. VV. Drury. It was purely an exhibition of 
political spite. At that time the official conduct of General Jackson was 
subject to bitter animadversion. He had, in open disregard of law, re- 
moved the public moneys on deposit in the United States Bank ; and the 
Senate, unable otherwise to hold him to account, adopted the famous 
resolutions of censure, which were expunged years afterward when the 
Democrats obtained the majority. The Constitution, more familiarly 
known among sailors by the name of "Old Ironsides," had been built 
over at the Navy Yard, and the bust of the President placed on her as the 
figure-head. This was distasteful to many, as she was manned by New 
England sailors, with whom he was not a favorite. For some cause or 
other the officials were remiss in effort to restore the mutilated symbol. 
Secretary Dickerson finally set himself about the matter and held an ani- 
mated correspondence with. Commodore J. D. Elliott. Setting aside all 
subterfuge, he addressed a letter dated March 13, 1835, directing the 
work to be done at once. This was effectual, and the Constitution was 
quickly ready to sail upon a cruise. 

Another occurrence was more sensational. On the 13th of January, 
1835, as the President was walking in a procession, a crazy man named 
Lawrence, the prototype of the later Guiteau, attempted to kill him. 
Mr. Dickerson was walking with him and shared the danger. The man 
was arrested, and Mr. Dickerson was a witness at the trial. 

Life at Washington began to tell sadly upon his health. His letters 
gave account of severe illness, which was aggravated by severer treatment. 
The third week in October, 1836, he was compelled to leave the office 

26 Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. [Jan., 

and go to his boarding-house. Here the physician, he remarks, "re- 
lieved me of sixteen ounces of my blood, and filled my stomach with 
medicine of all sorts — such as calomel, antimony, tartar, etc. For four 
days I was horribly sick." 

His brother, being at this time Governor of New Jersey, asked his 
advice in regard to the Electoral College. The Hon. John Travers, a 
representative in Congress, had been chosen an elector. He told him of 
his own action when Governor in i S 1 6, when at the meeting of the elec- 
tors he attended and appointed an elector who voted in place of an 
absentee. He advised a similar course in this instance. 

He did not recover his former health. As soon as he learned the cer- 
tainty of Mr. Van Buren's election, he gave notice to him that he must 
appoint a new Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Van Buren at once looked 
over the diplomatic roll for the customary foreign appointment, but with- 
out satisfaction. He informed Mr. Dickerson that it would not be 
practicable to give him the mission to Russia. General Eaton, who was 
in Spain, would probably return in less than two years, and if he would 
wait he could have that place ; or, if diplomatic relations could be estab- 
lished with Naples, he should go there. But the only place that could 
be given immediately was an appointment as Charg6 d'Affaires to Belgium. 
Mr. Van Buren assured Mr. Dickerson that he would find Brussels a 
delightful residence, both on account of its climate and its situation in the 
heart of Europe. 

Mr. Dickerson was not willing to accept. He explains his motive as 
punctilious. " If I refuse this, it will be merely as a matter of pride and 
repugnance to taking a diplomatic appointment of a second grade." 

He did net remain long in office. The sweeping financial disaster of 
1837 endangered his private fortune, and his health threatened to give way 
utterly. He resigned in 1838. Says he : 

" I continued in the Navy Department until my health was nearly 
destroyed. Duties had accumulated upon me which were unusual, and 
which no former Secretary was obliged to perform. My health immedi- 
ately improved on my leaving Washington, but was not entirely reestab- 
lished under a year. On leaving my office I would have made a short visit 
to Europe, but, having been absent from home for four years, my prop- 
erty required my immediate attention for at least two or three years ; and, 
although I should have retired from business, yet I felt no disposition to 
do so, and, in fact, have been more actively engaged, and have done more 
to increase the value of my estate, particularly of my iron mines, than I 
have ever done before." 

When he left Washington in July, 1838, the financial condition of the 
country was depressed to the lowest degree, and he worked against power- 
ful odds. He described the difficulty of getting on without money as 
"horrible." He pushed business briskly, taking iron for ore with the 
result of accumulating a large stock on hand that he had no hope of dis- 
posing of for one or two years. The outcome, however, was most 
fortunate. Writing to Mr. Van Buren, May 20, 1839, ne sa y s : 

" I am engaged in as much business as I can attend to. 1 am actively 
employed from the rising to the setting of the sun. I have made a very 
great and successful effort in carrying on my mine, and in a few months 
shall be more a man of leisure than I ever have been. My health has 
been uniformly good since I left Washington." 

1 89 1. J Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. » 2 J 

This leisure was somewhat disturbed, however, by political exigencies. 
The terrible financial crisis of 1837 was followed by the defeat of the 
Administration at the elections. The Congress chosen in 1838 was almost 
equally balanced. New Jersey appeared with two contesting sets of rep- 
resentatives — one with the usual credentials under the "broad seal " of 
the State, and one with a certificate of election signed by the Democratic 
Secretary of State. The seats were finally awarded to the latter delega- 
tion, assuring the Administration a small majority. One of the members 
was the Hon. Philemon Dickerson. The office of Justice of the United 
States District Court becoming vacant bv the death of the incumbent, he 
became an applicant for the position. Mr. Van Buren was not willing to 
take a man away from the slender majority, when the Independent Treas- 
ury bill and other measures were pending. The candidate appealed to 
his brother for help. "I have an almost insuperable objection to asking 
favors at this time in behalf of myself or family," was the reply. He did 
so, nevertheless. The President would only consent to the arrangement 
of appointing Mahlon Dickerson himself, but accepted his resignation the 
next February and made his brother his successor. The proceeding was 
distasteful to him, but he yielded his scruples in order to help his brother. 

He succeeded in rescuing his business from the threatened disaster, as 
well as in recovering his health. " I have never had better health than I 
have had for the last three months," he wrote in April, 1840. Not only 
had he attained his normal weight, but he had brought up the revenues of 
his property and doubled its value. In 1840 he raised twenty-five tons of 
ore each day, and during the period of sleighing sold eighteen. 

His sympathy with Mr. Van Buren was warm, and their relations were 
familiar. He was free in offering counsel, and we can now see that 
his advice might have been taken with profit. A letter to the President, 
dated May 20, 1839, relates as a wonder the reading of the message in 
exactly twenty-six hours after it was delivered to both houses of Con- 
gress — a celerity of despatch which he would not have dreamed of twenty 
years before. He praises the document with the sagacity peculiar to a 
politician, because "it makes no new question upon which the Adminis- 
tration is to be sustained by a whipping-in of votes, which is sure to result 
in a whipping-out of friends." 

He also suggests a course which has gone out of fashion now, and 
which hardly seems to have been in fashion at that time. "It is danger- 
ous," says he, " to urge upon Congress any great measure resting for its 
support upon Executive influence. It is unjust to the friends of the Ad- 
ministration who may not be in favor of such a measure upon its intrinsic 
merits ; and who, if Democrats, resist everything like coercion," 

He then declares his confidence that Mr. Van Buren would be elected 
in 1840 without the vote of New York. He grounds this belief upon the 
probability that the Conservatives, who had become disaffected, would 
yet vote for him, and deprecates their rough treatment by the editor of 
the Washington Globe. "The greater part of those who have left us will 
return," said he, "if not driven from our ranks : and they would never 
have deserted us for a moment if they had been treated with the forbear- 
ance and respect due to them." 

Such, however, was not the policy adopted, and the Conservatives 
generally supported the Whig candidates. General Harrison was elected 
President, receiving 234 out of 294 electoral votes. General Lewis Cass 

28 Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. [Jan., 

was then minister to Paris. Mr. Dickerson, who was warmly attached to 
him, wrote him of the result and the future, November 19, 1840 : 

"You will know before this reaches you that Van Buren is defeated 
horse and foot ; in fact, we are all swept by the board. Much fraud has 
been practised by our opponents, and much money expended in buying 
votes ; but all this will not account for the immense majority against us. 
* * * A majority of the people have decided against the measures of 
the Administration, and we must submit." 

" The calling of an extra session in 1837 was a mistake, and the attempt 
to force down the Sub-Treasury Bill was a greater. The bill itself was 
right enough, but the country was not prepared for it. It was known that 
many of our leading men and members of Congress were opposed to it. 
Blair undertook to whip them in, but instead of whipping in he whipped 
out — of which we had the most decided proofs in 1838 — yet those who 
deserted our ranks were considered as Federalists, not worthy of our atten- 
tion, and the system of proscription was followed up with greater vigor 
than ever, in order that the party might be made perfectly pure. It is 
indeed made very pure, but inconveniently small." 

He now proposes to his former colleague the policy for the future, the 
leading feature of which was that General Cass should himself become a 
candidate. "Before you left us," he writes, " I once mentioned to you 
that had I your reputation, civil as well as military, I would push for the 
Presidency — all which at that time you seemed to consider as an idle 
speculation. The time has arrived, sooner than I anticipated, when you 
will be called upon by the old Jeffersonian party to take your place at 
their head as a candidate for the highest office in their gift. There is no 
other man on whom we can rally." 

He then predicted the return of the Conservatives from the Whig 
party: " A large portion of those who have deserted our ranks have been 
governed by honest motives, and will rejoice at the opportunity of return- 
ing to our party when they can do it without what they consider a sacri- 
fice of principle." 

In a letter to General Cass a year later he foreshadowed the failure of 
the Whig administration. "The people," he says, " disapprove of much 
that took place in '38, '39 and '40, inasmuch as they were not relieved of 
their pecuniary distress." He does not scruple to impute this distress to 
the want of a protective tariff, and to hold Henry Clay to account. 

" When the people are in distress," said he, "they consider any change 
for the better. No system of administration can be permanent unless the 
country is prosperous, and in this there is some justice, as the prosperity 
of the country depends entirely upon those who have the administration 
and the making of the laws in their hands. Heaven has showered down 
its blessings upon us, but we have been cursed with legislation. In four 
years after Mr. Clay's Compromise Bill the excess of our imports over our 
exports amounted to more than $125,000,000." 

The nephew of Mr. Dickerson, Captain Augustus Canfield, of the 
U. S. Army, had married a daughter of General Cass. He writes her father, 
November 28, 1841, expressing his gratification. 

" Nothing could give me greater pleasure," says he, "than the con- 
nection that has taken place between your family and mine. Hitherto I 
have been your warm and sincere friend from the time of my first 
acquaintance with you. I rejoice in a circumstance that brings me 

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nearer to you ; and the more so, as I have long entertained the most 
sincere attachment and esteem for all your family." After a warm praise 
of Captain Canfield, the son of his dead sister, he concludes with the 
assurance that the young wife will be cherished by him rather as a daugh- 
ter than a niece. 

In the same letter he implores General Cass to draw a line between 
himself and the Whig party. He assures the General that the Democratic 
leaders in Pennsylvania had promised, in that event, to forego their prefer- 
ences for Mr. Buchanan, and to support him instead. From the pro- 
nounced opinions of these men in favor of high protective duties, it was 
necessary to have such a caution. 

In a letter to the Hon. William Cost Johnson, a leading Whig member 
of Congress from Maryland, December 5, 1842, Mr. Dickerson reiterates 
these sentiments, advocating a stated annual distribution to the States, 
and preparing a system of commercial reciprocity : 

" I would have such a revenue from commerce as would enable the 
Government, with the proceeds of the public lands, to divide $ 10,000, 000 
a year among the States. This would enable the States to carry on public 
improvements, or would relieve the people from local taxation largely. 

" I perceive you are in favor of such a system of duties upon imports 
as will insure us a reciprocity of commerce with the powers of Europe. 
Let such a system be adopted, and our country must prosper." 

"Our imports of sugar and molasses in 1841 amount to more than 
$11,000,000 — prostrating the State of Louisiana. Our imports of iron 
for '41 amount to more than $8,500,000. You mention the fact that in 
ten years we have paid England alone $85,000,000 for the article of iron. 
We are the most stupid nation in Christendom, except the Portuguese." 

He further unfolds his views respecting reciprocity : 

"I hope you will persevere in your efforts to enforce a perfectly 
reciprocal commerce — not with one nation, but with all nations — and 
that by legislation, not by negotiation. Let this be done by the House 
of Representatives, the Senate, and the President — not by the Executive 
alone, with the advice of the Senate. The House of Representatives of 
the people should never submit to any infringement of their constitutional 
powers to regulate commerce." 

Mr. Dickerson was destined to meet a sad disappointment. At the 
meeting of the Democratic National Convention in 1844 a majority of 
the delegates were in favor of Mr. Van Buren as the candidate. The 
adoption of the famous two-thirds rule enabled .the friends of other candi- 
dates to prevent his nomination ; but that rule proved then and always a 
two-edged sword for the beheading of statesmen and the exalting of 
mediocrities. General Cass was also defeated, and James K. Polk bore 
off the prize. In a letter written to the General, February 7, 1845, 
Mr. Dickerson freely unbosoms himself: 

." Since our horrible Democratic Convention at Baltimore in May last 
I have felt but little disposition to write political letters to any one." 

After relating his engagements at the convention to revise the Consti- 
tution of New Jersev, and mentioning the rebuilding of his house, he 
plunges into the topic near his heart : 

"But as to the Baltimore convention. It is true their nominee has 
been elected, and the ascendency of our party maintained for the present; 
but this forms no apology for the atrocious conduct of the convention. 

^o Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. [J an -, 

They were appointed to select one of the leading candidates for the Presi- 
dency, whose characters were known, and whose claims had been the sub- 
ject of discussion for many months. It was soon discovered that the 
contest was between you and Van Buren, and that it was the duty of the 
convention to nominate one of you ; and so thought the majority of 
the convention, till it was clear that you would be nominated in one or two 
ballots more, when the Van Buren clique, to prevent this, determined to 
blow up the ship. * * * Yet, had you been nominated, you would 
have been elected in spite of them. * * * To gratify the malignant 
passions of a few members of that convention, the Democratic party were 
placed in this predicament — they must support the nomination or be 
totally defeated. It was an outrage upon the Democrats of the country. " 

He then proposes a policy for General Cass to pur%ue : 

" I hope you are not to be of Polk's cabinet. * * * Your game 
will be a plain one. Pursue the couise you adopted immediately on the 
nomination ; and let Calhoun, Wright, Benton, and Buchanan do the 
rest for you, and 1 think without doubt you will take the trick." 

If any one thinks Mr. Dickerson too strong in his language, or too 
outspoken, it may be well to bear in mind that he expressed a sentiment 
which was for a time quite general. Even General Cass himself declared 
in a letter, that the Democratic party was not obliged to support Mr. 
Polk's nomination. 

Mr. Dickerson employed himself during the political campaign of 
1844 in building over his house at Succasanna. It was the period when 
a furor for decentralization raged over the North, and many of the States 
held constitutional conventions. JVIr. Dickerson was chosen that year a 
delegate to the convention held in New Jersey. It detained him till July, 
when he plunged into the excitement and confusion incident upon the 
rebuilding of his house. He gives as his reason for this, that he might 
not die of spleen at the action of the Democratic National Convention. 
The "torments of building " assuaged that of disappointment. From 
August till the end of November he was constantly occupied amidst the 
din of hammers, and saws, and trowels. " I have so enlarged and altered 
my house," he wrote to General Cass, "as to make three times as much 
room as I had before, and a good deal more than I want. My building 
will be finished about the beginning of May, when I shall be at leisure 
for a few months, and what I shall do with myself then I know not — 
perhaps visit you and make a tour through the Western States ; perhaps 
make a short visit to Europe." 

The house and estate was named by him Ferramonte. Here Captain 
Canfield and his wife made their abode, and Mr. Dickerson meanwhile 
carried out his proposition of a tour over the Western States. Never for 
a moment did he abate in zeal for the nomination of General Cass. He 
kept up a frequent correspondence, advised him in regard to great meas- 
ures, and employed himself diligently to prevent any extensive movement 
in behalf of Mr. Polk's renomination. The free-trade views then in 
vogue met his ardent disapproval. 

In 1846 he became president of the American Institute, and in his 
addresses warmly upheld the policy of protection to domestic industries. 
He held the office a second term, and took pains to enforce the same 
views when he found the opportunity. 

Writing upon the subject to General Cass, in 1846, he took strong 

1 89 1.] Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey. •? j 

ground against the Tariff bill of that year. "Should Mr. Walker's bill 
be adopted," says he, " I have no doubt the next President will be elected 
by the Whigs." 

His letters upon political matters at that time are yet full of interest 
as giving an intelligent view of the policy then pursued. The question 
of terminating the joint occupation of Oregon had been prominent in 
the canvass of 1844. Mr. Dickerson favored giving notice of the termi- 
nation at the end of a year, opposing any warlike measure without such 
notice. But he writes : "At the expiration of the year take possession 
of the whole, if we are willing to fight for it ; and up to latitude 49 , if 
we mean to be at peace. " 

The war with Mexico was in progress, and the acquisition of territory 
became certain. Mr. Dickerson 's views sound queerly now. 

"Our schemes of unbounded ambition alarm all Europe," says he. 
"When we extend our views to Texas, Mexico, California, Cuba, and 
Canada, connected with the foolish declaration of Mr. Monroe in 1824, 
and repeated by Mr. Polk, we are inviting Great Britain, France, and 
Russia against us. I would sooner have quiet possession of Cuba than 
of all Oregon and California together, and would sooner go to war with 
Europe immediately than see her in possession of it." 

To a friend he writes : "I am for Cuba, Canada, and Cass." 

He could never excuse or extenuate the nomination of Mr. Polk in 
1844. In a letter written two years later he makes this charge : " The 
General was defeated at the Baltimore Convention by the miserable 
intrigues of rival candidates, who were willing to prostrate the Democratic 
party rather than witness the success of a man whose superior merits 
excited their jealousy and hatred." 

His letters to General Cass himself point out the intrigues of the 
nomination in 1848. Writing January 26, 1846, he says : 

" By the steps you have taken in the Senate, I think you have gained in 
public estimation ; but be assured you have enemies at Washington. 
Men dislike to be honest upon compulsion. Those who reluctantly 
voted in favor of your resolutions will, if possible, make you feel the 
effects of their spleen. 

" Polk, be assured, wishes again to be a candidate for the Presidency. 
Van Buren still hopes that he is a favorite. Wright is looking forward 
with great confidence. Calhoun, Benton, Buchanan, Dallas, and Walker, 
etc., etc., are in full chase ; not one of these but would willingly put 
you out of the way — they would even combine to do it." 

Again, writing in May of the same year : 

" A great effort is now making to enlist the West under Mr. Calhoun's 
banner by adopting the principles of free trade. He may be able to 
defeat any other Democratic candidate for the Presidency, although not 
able to secure his own election. For a free-trade Nullifier never can be 
elected President of the United States." 

Mr. Dickerson's efforts were successful. The Democratic National 
Convention of 1848 made General Cass the candidate. Mr. Polk with- 
drew his name in advance. Mr. Dickerson was in close communication 
with the candidate during the canvass, and at the solicitation of Mr. 
Lewis Cass, Jr., made diligent endeavor to secure the electoral vote of 
New Jersey. All in vain. The refusal of Mr. Van Buren's friends to 
support the nominations lost the States of New York, New Jersey, and 

•2 2 Mahlon Dicker son of New Jersey, [J an -> 

Pennsylvania to the Democrats, and General Zachary Taylor was elected 

This was the end of Mr. Dickerson's active participation in politics. 
He was now an old man. Yet he never faltered in public spirit, or in 
any way became soured by defeat. He was friendly to all alike, and 
wherever known he was generally respected and beloved. So generally 
were his name and residence familiar, that a letter from Ireland, directed 
to "John Murphy, care of General Dickerson, North America, " reached 
its destination without delay. 

An interesting sketch of him was given to the writer by Mr. White- 
head, of Morristown. 

"I remember Mahlon Dickerson well," says Mr. Whitehead. " He 
was in advance of me, being quite an old man when I commenced my 
public career. He was tall, well-made, of excellent proportions, of dark 
complexion, and with a kindly dark eye. His manners were those of a 
gentleman of the olden time. He was a bachelor, but fond of the society 
of young people, and particularly delightful in his deportment toward 

" My wife remembers with great pleasure a visit she made, when quite 
a young woman, to his country seat near Succasanna, which he named 
Ferramonte. He put all the young people, of whom there were quite a 
number visiting at his house, perfectly at their ease, and played the host 
in the most charming manner. 

" He was of the very best Revolutionary ancestry, and was himself a 
decided patriot. He was a firm Democrat at a time when the politics of 
the country was divided between the two great parties — Whig and Demo- 
cratic. I was an ardent Whig, which fact he well knew, but it never 
interfered between us in social intercourse. 

"I mentioned as one of his characteristics his fondness for young 
people. Although he never married, yet he always manifested a liking 
for children. I remember now very vividly an occurrence which has 
always lingered with me. I met him accidentally in the omnibus in 
the streets of Newark. My oldest daughter, then quite a small child, was 
with me. After the ordinary salutation, and a few remarks such as will 
be made between acquaintances when meeting, he turned to the child 
and said to her: 'Are you a Democrat?' 

" 'Tell Mr. Dickerson your name,' said I. 

" 'Frances Pennington Whitehead,' came very distinctly from the lips 
of the girl. 

"'Ah,' said Mr. Dickerson, laughing quite heartily, 'no chance for 
any Democracy there ! ' " 

The Rev. Mr. Whitaker, pastor of the First Church at Southold, New 
York, also gives a description of Mr. Dickerson during the last year of 
his life. 

"Mahlon Dickerson, fifty years since, excelled in hearty, unpretentious, 
and generous hospitality at his home in Morris County, New Jersey. His 
house was remarkable, especially in this respect : that even the hall and 
passages were more or less lined and obstructed by wagon-loads of books 
and public documents which he kept for reference, and which he gave 
away freely. A very intimate friend of mine, fifty years since (1840), was 
never weary of acknowledging Mr. Dickerson's kindness and generosity. 

" Mr. Dickerson came to Southold in the summer of i85i_or 1852, and 

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put up a costly marble monument to the memory of his Southold ancestry. 
He ordered it to be made in New York, and had it made so that it would 
stand, as he thought, for a thousand years. The exact point where the 
first Philemon was buried could not be ascertained. He set up the 
monument very near the spot where it is most probable that his ances- 
tors were buried, in the oldest part of the cemetery of the First Church. 

"At the time he set up this monument he was no longer a young 
man, for it had been near forty years since he became the owner and 
intelligent worker of the famous Succasanna Iron Mine, three miles from 
Dover, New Jersey ; but he was erect and tall. His hair was abundant 
and gray, not white. His movements were deliberate, and he was rather 
slow of speech than otherwise. He had the bearing and manners of an 
aged man of business, not specially the air of a venerable statesman. 
He manifested a kindly interest in the welfare and usefulness of the 
young pastor of the church in whose communion his Southold ancestors 
were members, and the pastor cherishes the most pleasant and grateful 
recollections of this worthy descendant of one of Southold's earliest citi- 

Mr. Dickerson was passionately devoted to tree -culture, as his 
grounds at Ferramonte afforded abundant evidence. He was also an 
amateur of science, and his cabinet contained numerous geological and 
other specimens showing his tastes. A rubellite presented to him was 
gratefully acknowledged, and duly labelled in his collection. He was 
always a student, and eager for all kinds of knowledge. 

He was never connected with any religious communion, though a 
man of profound convictions. As he lived, so he passed from this stage 
of existence, serene, hopeful, and placid. He was eighty-eight years of 
age. His body reposes in the churchyard at Succasanna, where a plain 
monument marks the spot, with the following inscription : 

" Mahlon Dickerson, son of Jonathan and Mary Dickerson; born 
April 17, 1770, died October 5, 1858. His biography is written in legis- 
lative records. ' Mark the perfect man and behold the upright : for 
the end of that man is peace. ' " 

Whether we consider him as a citizen, a public man, or as a friend 
and neighbor, Mahlon Dickerson was alike grand and unexceptionable. 


By Frederick Diodati-Thompson. 

Arms : Or on a fesse dancette azure three estoiles argent ; on a canton of the 
second the sun in his splendour. 

Crest : A cubit arm erect or vested gules, cuff argent, holding in the hand five 
ears of wheat proper. 

Motto : In lumine lucem. 

There is, perhaps, no part of this country where exists at the present 

day so much conservatism in all things as on Long Island, and this is 

especially true of the easternmost part which is comprised in the county of 

Suffolk. The people here have always been thought to be "behind the 



The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., K Y. 


age," they are so loath to change any of their customs or habits ; and, 
indeed, until a few years ago, when the extravagant period subsequent to 

the civil war altered to some extent 
their primitive manners, they made 
no attempt to keep up with the times. 
The family names of the first settlers 
are still found in the different vil- 
lages, and in many instances the 
same farms are held by persons whose 
ancestors lived there in the days of 
William and Mary, two hundred years 
ago. It is an unusual feature in this 
country where so little affection is felt 
for old homesteads, or indeed for any- 
thing old, for the spirit of progress 
destroys landmarks and obliterates the 
memories of the past. Suffolk County 
possessed in former times a landed 
aristocracy which took a leading part 
in local affairs, and certain families 
have always been regarded as superior 
by their neighbors, owing to their posi- 
tion and education. William Alfred 
Jones, in his valuable Sketch of Long Island, says : "Suffolk County 
occupies nearly two-thirds of Long Island, and is the county of the so- 
called pine-barrens and sand, yet abounding in rich necks on both sides 
of the island, and teeming trout streams. It is the county of the great 
patents of the Nicolls, the Smiths (of St. George's Manor and of Smith- 
town), the Gardiners (of the Manor of Gardiner's Island), the Floyds (of 
Mastic), the Lawrences, the Thompsons (of Sagtikos Patent or Manor), 
the Lloyds, and other leading families — estates equal in extent to some of 
the great old North River manorial grants ; as, for instance, the Nicoll 
Patent of originally one hundred square miles, Richard Smith's Patent of 
thirty thousand acres, Fisher's Island (Winthrop's Manor), Gardiner's 
Island, Shelter Island, and Lloyd's Neck." The Thompsons have been, 
in local position and permanent respectability, one of the first families of 
this country. Their unchanged relative importance on Long Island, and 
their personal worth and character, have always been their chief pride. 
In the old records they were invariably designated as Mr., Gentleman, or 
Esquire, which then was unusual and had a special significance. They 
are descended — according to the historian of Long Island, Benjamin F. 
Thompson — from the Rev. William Thompson, a native of Winwicke, 
in Lancashire, England, of a family originally of Northumberland. He 
was born in 1597, graduated at Brasenose College, Oxford, 16 19, removed 
to this country 1634, and died Dec. 10, 1666. 

John Thompson, the ancestor, of the Thompsons of the county of 
Suffolk, came to Ashford, Long Island, in 1656, and with Col. Richard 
Woodhull, Col. Richard Floyd, and others, became one of the fifty-five 
original proprietors of the town of Brookhaven. By allotment of land 
and by purchase he became the owner of a large amount of real estate, 
which on his death he divided among his children. He married Hannah, 
daughter of Jonathan Brewster, and sister of the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster, 

1891.] The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., N. Y. *>c 

B.D. , afterward the clergyman at Setauket, who graduated at Harvard 
College, 1642, went to England and took, orders, and was settled at Alby, 
in Norfolk, for some years, but in 1662 returned to America and was 
minister of the First church in Boston, but settled finally at Brookhaven. 
Trinity College, Dublin, conferred on him the degree of Bachelor of 
Divinity. He married Sarah Ludlow, daughter of the worshipful Roger 
Ludlow, a distinguished lawyer and deputy governor of Massachusetts 
and Connecticut. His daughter, Hannah Brewster, afterward married 
her cousin, Samuel Thompson. 

John Thompson resided near the public green, and was an upright and 
intelligent man, and held in high estimation by hi9 fellow-townsmen, who 
frequently elected him to responsible town offices. He died Oct. 14, 
1688, leaving three sons, William, Anthony, and Samuel, and several 
daughters, one of whom, Elizabeth, married Job Smith, son of Richard 
Smith, the patentee of Smithtown, who purchased the Indian grant of 
Lion Gardiner (Gardiner received this valuable tract of land as a recom- 
pense for having ransomed the daughter of the Sachem Wyandance). 
Smith made other purchases and procured a patent from Gov. Nicolls in 
1665, and from Gov. 1677, and also a release from David 
Gardiner of the Lordship and Manor of Gardiner's Island, confirming 
his father's conveyance. 

William Thompson, the eldest son, married Ruth Avery, of Stoning- 
ton, Connecticut, where he settled. The other two brothers, Anthony 
and Samuel, remained at Setauket, but had not many children, conse- 
quently their descendants at the present day are few. Patience, daughter 
of Anthony, married her cousin Timothy Smith, son of Job, and grand- 
son of Richard the patentee. * 

Samuel, the youngest son, born March 4, 1668, was a farmer. He 
married Hannah, daughter of the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster, and widow of 
Job Muncy. Her mother was a daughter of Roger Ludlow, \ a lawyer 

* Elizabeth Smith, daughter of the patentee Richard Smith, and sister of Job Smith 
who married Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of John Thompson, married (1st) William 
Lawrence, a native of Great St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, the ancestor of the 
Lawrence family of New York, and (2d) his Excellency Capt. Philip Carteret 
(son of Helier de Carteret of the island of Jersey), who represented his kinsman Sir 
George Carteret and Lord Berkeley, the Lords Proprietor. New Jersey was called so 
from the fact that Sir George was a native and had been governor of the island 
of Jersey, and had held it for King Charles I., it being the last stronghold surren- 
dered to the Parliament. Elizabethtown was named after Lady Elizabeth, wife 
to Sir George Carteret. Joseph Lawrence, son by her first husband of Mrs. Elizabeth, 
wife to Capt. Philip Carteret, and sister of above-named Job Smith who married 
Elizabeth Thompson, married Mary Towneley, daughter of Sir Richard Towneley 
who was the son of Charles Towneley who fell at Marston Moors. The younger 
sister of Mary Towneley married Baron Howard of Effingham, afterwards created 
first Earl of Effingham. Mrs. Elizabeth Carteret left no children by Philip Carteret. 

Deborah, a younger sister of Job Smith who married Elizabeth Thompson, and 
of Mrs. Elizabeth Carteret, married William Lawrence, son by his first wife of Wil- 
liam Lawrence, the first husband of the said Mrs. Carteret. 

The Carterets have always been the family of greatest importance in the island of 
Jersey, and descendants still own the Manor of St. Ouen on that island. Elizabeth 
Castle at St. Heliers was named after the same lady as Elizabethtown in New Jersey. 

f The Worshipful Roger Ludlow. (See Stiles' ''History of Ancient Windsor.") 
" His daughter Sarah, who is said to have been distinguished for her literary acquire- 
ments and domestic virtues," married the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster, whose memoir 
will be found in Sibley's "Harvard Graduates," i., 73. (See N. E. Gen. and Biog. 
Register for July, 1886.) 

15 The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., N. Y. [Jan., 

of high standing, who was the framer of the first code of laws oi the col- 
ony of Connecticut. She was his cousin, was born May 19, 1679, and 
died Nov. 17, 1755. She received a very superior education for those 

Samuel Thompson was in all respects an exemplary man, a leading 
individual in the Presbyterian church, and frequently served in the office 
of trustee of the town. Mr. Thompson, with Col. Henry Smith of St, 
George's Manor, Col. Richard Floyd, Justice Adam Smith, Selah Strong, 
and Jonathan Owen were the commissioners that had charge of the erection 
of the new church in 1710. He died July 14, 1749, leaving two sons, 
Jonathan and Isaac, and five daughters : 1st, Susannah, born 1707, mar- 
ried Thomas Strong, who was born June 5, 1708 ; married about 173c. 
Their son, Judge Selah Strong, born Dec. 25, 1737, married Nov. 9, 1760, 
Anna Smith, born April 14, 1740, daughter of William Henry Smith * 
and Margaret Lloyd. f Mrs. Anna Smith Strong died Aug. 12, 18 12, aged 
72. Judge Strong was a delegate to the provincial Congress in 1775, 
captain in the army, State Senator, and first Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas of Suffolk County. He died at St. George's Manor, July 4, 
1 81 5, aged seventy-seven. 

2d, Mary, who married Daniel Smith. 

3d, Deborah, married Arthur Smith, who was an officer during the 
Revolutionary war, and was killed. 

4th, Ruth, married Thomas Telford, a merchant of importance in New 

5th, Sarah, married William Thompson, son of William of Stoning- 
ton, Conn. 

Isaac, the youngest son, was lost in a vessel at sea. 

Jonathan, the eldest son, remained at Setauket, and inherited the 
valuable real and personal estate of his father. Jonathan above named 
was born Oct. 25, 17 10, and married Sept. 30, 1734, Mary Woodhull,J 

* William Henry Smith was the son of Col. Henry and Anna Sheppard. Col. Henry 
Smith was the son of Col. William Smith, often called " Tangier Smith." He was 
born at Newton, Northamptonshire, England, Feb. 2,1655; appointed by King Charles 
II., in 1675, Governor of Tangier, Africa, which, with Bombay, was a part of the mar- 
riage portion given to Catherine, wife of Charles, by the King of Portugal. Tie came 
to this country Aug. 6, 1686, with his family, and purchased land at Brookhaven, Oct. 
22, 1687. He afterwards bought another large tract of land, which, together with Ins 
original purchase, he erected into a manor called St. George's Manor. He was made 
Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of the Colony of New York, and afterwards 
Chief Justice, and was removed by the Earl of Bellomont, but again appointed in 1702. 
He married Martha Tunstall, daughter of Henry TunstaU of Putney, England. He 
died Feb. 18, 1705. She died Sept, 11, 1709. 

f Margaret Lloyd, mother of Mrs. Anna Smith Strong, was daughter of Henry 
Lloyd and Rebecca Nelson, daughter of John Nelson, who was a son of Robert 
Nelson and Mary Temple, who was daughter of Sir John Temple of Stantonbury, 
England. He was the grandson of Peter Temple, who was the ancestor of Sir William 
Temple, Lord Palmerston, Lady Chatham, and the Duke of Buckingham. 

% The Woodhulls were descended from Richard Woodhull, who settled on Long 
Island in 1656. His family is said to be very ancient, and may be traced to an indi- 
vidual who came from Normandy into England with William the Conqueror, in 1066. 
The name was originally Wodhull, and continued to be so spelled for many years after 
the arrival of the family in this country. Richard, the common ancestor in America, 
was born at Thenford, Northamptonshire, England. He died in October, 1690, 
leaving issue Richard, Nathaniel, and Deborah. The second son died unmarried ; 
Deborah married Capt. John Lawrence of Newtown. Richard was early chosen a 
magistrate and was, like his father, an intelligent and useful man. His wife was 

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born April 11, 171 1, daughter of Richard Woodhull, 3d. She was a first 
cousin of the distinguished Gen. Woodhull. (He served as major 
under Gen. Abercrombie at Ticonderoga and Crown Point, with Lieut. - 
Col. Bradstreet at the capture of Fort Frontenac, and in 1760 served as 
colonel of the 3d New York Provincials under Gen. Amherst, was at 
the surrender of the Marquis de Vaudreuil which effected the final reduc- 
tion of Canada. He afterwards had an important command in the Revolu- 
tionary army, and distinguished himself at the battle of Long Island, 
where he received a wound from which he never recovered. Being cap- 
tured by a detachment of dragoons and the 71st Regiment of Foot, he was 
struck down by a loyalist officer after he had surrendered. His wife was 
Ruth, daughter of Nicoll Floyd, and sister of William Floyd who was a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence. He left one child, who mar- 
ried, 1st, Henry Nicoll, and 2d, Gen. John Smith of Mastic.) 

Mr. Thompson was, like his father, a very extensive farmer and a 
justice of the peace for nearly forty years. He was a man of exemplary 
prudence, a lover of peace, and shared through life the esteem and con- 
fidence of all his fellow-citizens. His death occurred June 5, 1786, and 
that of his widow Jan. 30, 1S01. She was a person of gentle disposition, 
and possessed many estimable qualities which justly endeared her to all 
her acquaintances. They had four sons and two daughters, viz. : Mary, 
born Nov. 25, 1735, married Thomas Smith, Esq., son of Edmund 
Smith of Smithtown, and died May 23, 1794, leaving only one child, a 
daughter Anna who married Richard Floyd of Setauket, a descendant 
of Col. Richard Floyd,* one of the 55 original settlers of Brookhaven, 

Temperance Fordham, by whom he had a number of children. By an original letter 
in possession of his descendants, it appears that he was related to the Crews, and 
other aristocratic families of England. This letter was from Lord Crew, acknowl- 
edging the receipt of one from Woodhull, thanking him (Lord Crew) for a present 
of the " crest and arms of the family," and also giving him news of his relatives in 
England. Richard Woodhull, 3d, son of Richard Woodhull, 2d, had several chil- 
dren ; his daughter Mary married Jonathan Thompson. The family are now quite 
numerous and have occupied many important positions. 

* Col. Floyd, the first settler, was supposed to have died about 1700, and the 
number of his children is uncertain. His son Richard, designated as Richard 2d, 
married Margaret, daughter of Col. Matthias Nicolls, secretary of the colony of New 
York, and sister of William Nicoll the patentee of the great Islip estate. He was 
for many years judge and colonel of the county militia. His children were : Susanna, 
married Edmund Smith ; Margaret, married Judge John Thomas ; Charity, married 
Benjamin Nicoll, and 2d, Dr. Samuel Johnson, President of King's (now Columbia) 
College ; Eunice, mariied William Stephens ; Ruth, married Walter Dongan ; and 
Richard and Nicoll. Richard Floyd, 3d, above mentioned eldest son of Richard 2d, 
inherited the paternal estate at Setauket, and was a highly useful and respectable 
man. Like his father, he was a judge and colonel of the county. His wife was Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Benjamin Hutchinson, and their children were Richard, Elizabeth, 
John, Margaret, Benjamin, Gilbert, William Samuel, Mary (married William Elli- 
son), and Anne unmarried. 

Richard Floyd, 4th, eldest son of Richard 3d, settled on his father's estate at 
Mastic, which he forfeited by his adhesion to the British cause in the Revolution. 
He removed to St. Johns, N. B., where he died in 1792. He married Arabella, 
daughter of the Hon. David Jones, by whom he had children: 1st, Elizabeth, married 
John Peter Delancey, and died, leaving three sons, Thos. Jones DeLancey, Edward 
and William Heathcote DeLancey, Bishop of Western New York, and five daughters, 
viz. : Anna, married, as his second wife, John Loudon McAdam ; Susan, married 
James Fenimore Cooper ; Caroline, Martha, and Maria. 2d, Anne Willet, who mar- 
ried Samuel B. Nicoll. 3d, David Richard Floyd, married Sarah, daughter of Hen- 
drick Onderdonk, who died, leaving sons. Tohn and Henry. Mr. Floyd, in acco r dance 

og The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., X. V. [Jan., 

who with Richard Woodhull and John Thompson were the principal per- 
sons in that settlement ; Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Thompson, 
born Oct. 5, 1747, married Col. Benajah Strong of Islip (his sister mar- 
ried, as his 2d wife, Gen. William Floyd of Mastic) — she died Feb. 1, 
1786, leaving children, Samuel, Nancy, Mary, Benajah, Elizabeth, and 

with the will of his grandfather, and in pursuance of an act of the Legislature, added 
the surname of Jones, and the family is now known as Floyd-Jones. Mrs. Jones 
lived to a great age, and her sons were : Brig. -Gen. Thomas Floyd-Jones, married 
Cornelia, daughter of Major William Jones ; and Major-Gen. Henry Floyd-Jones, 
married Helen, daughter of Charles Watts of South Carolina. 

Benjamin Floyd, brother of the last-named Richard, and third son of Richard 3d, 
remained on the estate at Setauket, and was colonel of the militia. He married 
Anne, daughter of Samuel Cornell, of Flushing, and had issue : Richard, who married 
Anna, daughter of Thomas and Mary Thompson Smith ; Gilbert, married successively 
Sarah Dewick, Sarah Woodhull, and Lydia Woodhull. 

Samuel, married, 1st, Elizabeth Ellison, and 2d, Augusta Van Home. 

Nicoll Floyd, second son of the 2d Richard, married Tabitha, daughter of Jona- 
than Smith, 2d, of Smithtown. He died in 1752, leaving issue : Ruth, married Gen. 
Nathaniel Woodhull ; William ; Tabitha, married Daniel Smith ; Nicoll ; Charles ; 
Charity, married Ezra L'Hommedieu. 

Mary, married Edmund Smith ; Catherine, married Gen. Thomas ; Ann, married 
Hugh Smith. 

Charles Floyd, son of Nicoll, married and left descendants. William Floyd, son 
of Nicoll above mentioned, was a distinguished patriot during the Revolution, and 
was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, member of Congress, candidate for 
lieutenant-governor as the opponent of Stephen Van Rensselaer, etc. He married 
Isabella, daughter of William Jones of .Southampton, and had issue, Nicoll, Mary, and 
Catherine. He afterward married Joanna, daughter of Benajah Strong of Setauket, 
and sister of Benajah who married Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Thompson. By 
this second wife he had children, Ann and Eliza. His son Nicoll married Phoebe, 
daughter of Hon. David Gelston, and sister of the late Mallby Gelston, Esq.. of New 
York, by whom he had several children, one of whom, Hon. David G. Floyd, resides 
at Greenport ; another, Hon. John G. Floyd, resides at Mastic ; and his daughter 
Julia married Dr. Edward Delafield. Mary, eldest daughter of Gen. Floyd, married 
Col. Benjamin Tallmadge ; Catherine, second daughter, married Dr. Samuel Clarkson ; 
Ann (by second wife, Joanna Strong) married George W. Clinton, son of the former 
Vice-President of the U. S., and 2d, Abraham Varick ; Eliza, the youngest, married 
James Piatt of Plattsburg. She, Eliza F. Piatt, died in 1820, when he married for 
his second wife Susan Catherine Auchmuty, ne'e Woolsey, daughter of Melancthon 
Lloyd Woolsey. 

Matthias Nicolls, or Nicoll, the progenitor of the Nicoll family, was of an ancient 
and honorable family of Islipe, Oxfordshire, England, and came to this country 
shortly before Col. Richard Nicolls who captured New York from the Dutch, and was 
the first English governor. It is supposed that Matthias Nicolls was the nephew of 
Richard Nicolls the governor. Matthias Nicolls, Colonial Secretary, Mayor of the 
City of New York in 1672, member of the Council, Justice of the Assizes, and Judge 
of the Colony, died 1687, and was buried at Cow Neck. He had a daughter Mar- 
garet who married Col. Richard Floyd, and a son Col. William Nicoll who came 
to this country with his father in 1664. He was a lawyer, the first clerk of Queens 
County, a member of the Council six years and of the Assembly twenty-one years, 
during sixteen of which he was Speaker. He married Anna Van Rensselaer, daughter 
of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, and widow of Kilian Van Rensselaer the Patroon. The 
children of Col. William Nicoll and Anna his wife were : 1st, Benjamin, married 
Charity Floyd his cousin, daughter of Col. Richard Floyd and Margaret Nicoll, and 
lived at Islip. 2d, William, died unmarried. lie was Speaker of the Assembly. 3d, 
Van Rensselaer, died at Albany. 4th, Mary, married John Watts of the distinguished 
family of that name of New York. 5th, Catherine, married Jonathan Havens of 
Shelter Island. 6th, Frances, married Edward Holland. 

Benjamin, eldest son of Col. William Nicoll and Anna Van Rensselaer, married 
his cousin Charity Floyd, and had children : 

1st, William, called "Clerk" Nicoll, married Joanna d'Honneur. 


1 89 1.] The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., N. V. 39 

William ; Nathan, youngest son of Jonathan, died in infancy ; Jonathan, 
third son of Jonathan, born Feb. 14, 1 74 5, died unmarried Sept. 14, 
x 773> on hi s passage from St. EusUtia to New York where he had been 
on business; Isaac, second son of Jonathan, was born Jan. 18, 1743 ; 
and Samuel, eldest son of Jonathan, was born Oct. 2, 1738. Jonathan 
Thompson purchased for his son * Isaac, in 1758, the estate on the south 
side of the island known as Sagtikos Patent or Manor, on a neck of land 
called Appletree Neck. The original charter or patent for this property, 

2d, Benjamin. 3d, Gloriana Margaretta. 

William, called Clerk Nicoll, married Joanna d'Honneur. His children were : 
Charity, married Garret Keteltas of New York ; William ; Gloriana Margaretta, mar- 
ried John Loudon McAdam, and was the mother of the late Sir Jas. L. McAdam, 
knight ; Joanna Rachel, married Clerk Kilby McAdam ; and Samuel Benjamin. 

Capt. William Nicoll married Frances Smith, daughter of Col. Henry Smith. 
He owned the Nicoll Manor or Patent at Islip, which was an entailed estate. Their 
children were William and Henry. William married Deborah Seaman, and was the 
owner of the entailed manor at Islip, Their children were Frances, married Wick- 
ham Conklin of Oakneck, Islip, and William, married Sarah Greenly. He was 
graduated at the College of New Jersey, and studied law. He resided on the patent. 
Their children were William who lives on the patent, Frances Louisa who married 
Brevet Major-Gen. William H. Ludlow, and Sarah Greenly. William Nicoll married 
Sarah Augusta Nicoll, daughter of Edward A. Nicoll, and has children. 

Henry Nicoll, son of Capt. William Nicoll, of Islip, and Frances Smith, married 
Sally Squires, and left children. Samuel B. Nicoll, son of William Nicoll and Joanna 
d'Honneur, married Anne Floyd (daughter of Col. Richard Floyd and Arabella, 
daughter of Judge Uavid Jones), and had children : Rev. Richard Floyd Nicoll ; 
Lieut. William Nicoll, U. S. Marines ; Elizabeth Floyd Nicoll, married Charles T. 
Dering (son of Gen. Sylvester Dering and Esther Sarah Havens, of Shelter Island) ; 
and Anna W., died unmarried. Samuel B. Nicoll married Sarah B. Payne, Thomas 
Ellison Nicoll died unmarried, Maria Cortlandt Nicoll married Rev. Ezra Young, 
John Cortlandt Nicoll, unmarried, Gloriana Margaretta Nicoll died unmarried, 
Arabella Floyd-Jones Nicoll married Charles Johnson. Rev. Richard Floyd Nicoll, 
son of Samuel B. Nicoll and Anna Floyd, had children : Margaret, Sylvester, Richard 
Floyd, Sarah Anna, Mary Catherine, Capt. Sylvester Dering, U. S. N., Hester R., 
Charles Hinnly, Charity Antoinette, Elizabeth Gardiner, and Joanna Rachel. Eliza- 
beth Gardiner Nicoll married Samuel Gardiner, son of Abraham S. Gardiner and 
Abby Lee, and had children : Abraham Smith, Richard Floyd Nicoll, Elizabeth 
Nicoll, Mary Catherine, Clarence Lyon, Margaret Sylvester Dering, and Murray 
Stewart. Samuel B., sori of Samuel B. and Anna Floyd, married Sarah Brown Payne, 
and resided on Shelter Island. He left seven children. 

* Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, it is said by various writers, was a relative 
of the Long Island Thompsons. Count Rumford was born at Woburn, Mass., in 1753, 
was major of New Hampshire militia, and afterward lieutenant-colonel of dragoons 
in the British army during the Revolutionary war, and Under Secretary of State for 
the colonies as assistant to Lord George Germain. He received the honor of knight- 
hood from the British Government. In 1784 he went to Bavaria to reorganize the 
military of that State, and here greatly distinguished himself for his administration of 
affairs. For his services he was made successively Major-General, Lieut. -General, 
Commander-in-Chief, Ministerof War, and Countof the Holy Roman Empire, on which 
occasion he selected as his title the name of Rumford, the place in America where he 
had resided. In 1796 he was appointed head of a Council of Regency during the 
absence of the elector, and ruled the kingdom for some time. He was the real 
founder of the Royal Institute of Great Britain, and spent the close of his life in 
making and applying useful discoveries. He died in France. A bronze statue has 
been erected in his honor at Munich. The count was very arbitrary and severe in 
his treatment of the people of Long Island while stationed there during the Revolu- 
tionary war, but to his honor never molested or interfered with the L. I. Thomp- 
sons. He was invited by the Government of the U. S. to superintend the formation \ 
of the West Point Military Academy, but declined. See New Englander for Feb., 
1876. (New Haven.) 

40 The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., A". Y. [Jan., 

dated 1697, from King William the Third, signed by Col. Benjamin 
Fletcher, then governor of New York, with the great seal of the province 
attached, is still in possession of the family. Sagtikos, though - not 
occupied at present, is still owned by the familv. Judge Isaac Thompson 
died here, Jan. 30, 1S16. He was a magistrate for more than forty years, 
a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and a representative of the County 
of Suffolk in the Assembly in 1795. He was a man of sincere piety and 
the strictest integrity. His manners were mild and courteous, and in the 
discharge of all his official duties manifested sound judgment united with 
firmness and impartiality. 

Judge Thompson was active during the Revolutionary war in organ- 
izing the militia and was chairman of the Islip committee. He wrote 
several letters to the Continental Congress in relation to affairs on Long- 
Island. Dr. Samuel Thompson of Setauket was also one of the principal 
men of Brookhaven engaged in providing means of defence against the 
anticipated invasion of the British troops. Feb. 15, 1776, he sent an 
important letter to Congress enclosing maps of the harbors, descriptions 
of the beaches, etc. He recommended the erection of a fort near Setauket 
to have an armament of six or eight guns, and another at Stony Brook 
to have two six or nine pounders. He also wished a capable gunsmith 
sent to them. 

In 1777 more than three hundred light horse, on their way east, 
bivouacked for the night on the estate of Judge 'I hompson, and made, as 
usual, free use of his property. The commanding officers, among whom 
was Sir Henry Clinton, in their tours of the island, frequently stayed at 
Sagtikos. On one occasion the house was assaulted in the night by some 
British sailors belonging to a vessel of war, and Judge Thompson was 
himself dragged by a rope around his neck across the highway, and threat- 
ened with death, but was saved by one of their number saving that, as he 
was a magistrate under die king, they should not hang him. He was 
also fired at while going up-stairs in his house, but fortunately was not 
hit. The bullet is in possession of his descendants. They took with 
them some of his furniture and carried it on board of a frigate at New 
York, but he succeeded in having it restored to him after much trouble. 
His wife, Mary Gardiner, was daughter of Col. Abraham Gardiner of 
Easthampton. They were married June 4, 1772, and had children, two 
sons, Jonathan and Abraham Gardiner, both of whom became distin- 
guished citizens of New York. 

Col. Gardiner, the father of Mrs. Thompson, was the second son of 
David Gardiner, fourth Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island ; he resided 
at Easthampton, and was a leading character on Long Island during the 
war of the Revolution. Col. Gardiner, as executor, had charge of the 
manor during the minority of John Lyon Gardiner, the seventh Lord and 
proprietor, and as Gardiner's bay was occupied by the British fleet under 
Admiral Arbuthnot, who obtained from the island nearly all their pro- 
visions, his duty to his ward obliged him to be careful in his conduct 
so that the " British would not vent their spite against this young gen- 
tleman," who was not of age. Nevertheless Col. Gardiner co-operated 
with Lieut. -Col. Livingston, who commanded the troops on the east end 
of Long Island, until the town of Easthampton was occupied by a de- 
tachment of British soldiers under Sir William Erskine. 

As Col. Gardiner's house was the finest in Easthampton, it was natu- 

1 89 1. J The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., A 7 . Y. a j 

rally selected as the headquarters, and he entertained, at different times, 
Lord Percy, Lord Cathcart, Gov. Tryon, Major Andre, and others. The 
unfortunate Andre was a great favorite in the family, and left with them 
several mementos of friendship ; and two of the wine-glasses from his camp 
chest, presented by him to Col. Gardiner on the eve of his departure, in 
exchange for two of Col. Gardiner's, are still preserved in the family. 

Dr. Nathaniel Gardiner, son of Col. Gardiner, who studied medicine 
under the celebrated Drs. Shippen and Rush of Philadelphia, served 
in the war as surgeon in the First New Hampshire Regiment. 

Col. Gardiner married Mary Smith, a descendant of Chief Justice 
Smith (who had been governor of Tangier) of St. George's Manor. 
Their children were : 1st, Rachel, married Col. David Mulford and after- 
ward John Gardiner, of Eaton's Neck. 

2d, Dr. Nathaniel, married Eliza Dering (the Derings were one of the 
best families of the County of Kent, England). 

3d, Mary, married Judge Thompson. 

4th, Capt. Abraham of the Militia (which title he went by to dis- 
tinguish him from his father), married Phoebe Dayton. He had children : 
Abraham S., married Abby Lee, and left descendants mentioned in note 
on the Nicoll family ; Mary, married Philip G. Van Wyck (a grandson of 
Gen. Van Cortlandt, of the manor), and had : Joanna ; Cortlandt, died 
unm., a midshipman U. S. N. ; Eliza, married Wm. Van Ness Living- 
ston ; Pierre C. ; and Anna Van Rensselaer, m. Judge Wells ; David mar- 
ried Juliana McLachlan of Jamaica, \V. I., whose grandfather was Capt. 
McLachlan who commanded the united clans of McLachlan and Mc- 
Lean at the battle of Culloden, Scotland, and was beheaded for treason. 
Their children were : Julia, who married John Tyler, President of the U. S. 
(and had children Gardiner, John Alexander, Lyon G.,Lachlan, Fitzwalter, 
Julia, and Margaret) ; Alexander, died unmarried, clerk of the U. S. Cir- 
cuit Court, N. Y. ; Margaret, married John Beeckman (had one child, 
Henry, who was killed by a fall from his horse in Va., Aug. 4, 1875). 
Mr. Beeckman was killed by the accidental discharge of his gun while 
shooting. Mr. Beeckman's mother was a Livingston. Col. David Lion 
married his cousin Sarah Gardiner, daughter of David Thompson (and 
has David, Sarah Diodati, and Robert Alexander). Samuel S., son of 
Capt. Abraham, married Mary, daughter of Ezra L'Hommedieu, a mem- 
ber of congress, and had Mary, married Prof. Eben N. Horsford of Har- 
vard University ; she died, when he married her sister, Phoebe. Frances 
married Prof. Lane of Harvard University, and has Gardiner and a 
daughter who married Bayard Van Rensselaer of Albany. 

Nathaniel, son of Capt. Abraham, married Eliza Frances, and had 
John B., William, and Eliza, in. Dr. I. Hartshorne. 

Dr. Nathaniel, son of Col. Gardiner, had two children, Robert S. 
who died unmarried, and Eliza P. who married Reuben Brumley, and 
died without children. 

Jonathan, son of Judge Isaac Thompson, was born at Sagtikos, Dec. 
7, 1773, died at New York, Dec. 30, 1846, and married July 4, 1796, 
Elizabeth, born on Shelter Island, May 19, 1773, died at Sagtikos, May 
31, 1868, daughter of James Havens, of Shelter Island. He became a 
distinguished merchant in New York City, under the firm of Gardiner & 
Thompson, being in partnership with Nathaniel Gardiner. They were in 
•the West India importing business, which they carried on very extensively, 

a 2 The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., N. Y. [Jan., 

but being unfortunate, the firm was dissolved, and Mr. Thompson con- 
tinued it under his own name. As a politician previous to and during 
the war of 1812, Mr. Thompson was prominent in the old Democratic 
Republican party of that period, favoring the war and officiating for ten 
successive years as chairman of the Republican General Committee, at that 
time a very important position. As such he presided at the first public 
meeting held in Tammany Hall. In consequence of his long services as 
presiding officer, he received the appellation of the "Everlasting Chair- 

"On Nov. 24, 1813, he was appointed by President James Madison col- 
lector of direct taxes and internal duties, under the Act of July 22, 1813, 
and continued as such until the closure of the office in 1819. On Dec. 
20 he was appointed by President Monroe, by and with the consent of 
the Senate, collector of the customs for the district of New York, to 
which office he was re-appointed by the same chief magistrate Jan. 13, 
1825, and again re-appointed by President John Quincy Adams Jan. 27, 
1829, and removed by President Andrew Jackson April 25, 1829, in order 
to award the office to his (the President's) particular friend Samuel 
Swarthout, who proved a defaulter to a large amount. During the 
official connection of Jonathan Thompson with the government, his 
fidelity and accuracy were so remarkable, that, with all the rigid scrutiny 
exercised by the examiners at Washington, no error was found except one 
often cents discovered during the administration of Mr. Adams. About 
the time that strenuous efforts were being made to effect his removal from 
office on political grounds, he having favored the election of William H. 
Crawford to the Presidency, Mr. Adams had so much confidence in the 
integrity of Mr. Thompson, as proven by the correctness of his accounts, 
that he declined removing him, and at an interview in New York person- 
ally narrated the whole story. From 1829 he was in no public position, 
but continued the warehousing business in the valuable "Thompson 
Stores," which he owned in Brooklyn ; he added to the river front and 
erected new buildings. In 1840 he was chosen president of the Man- 
hattan Company at the time of its financial embarrassment, and by his 
prudence and able management it was reinstated among dividend paying 
institutions. He continued in this office until his death, Dec. 30, 1846, 
aged 73 years and 23 days. Mr. Thompson was unostentatious in man- 
ners ; he courted no popularity, yet carried with him no stinted share of 
that respect which belongs to genuine worth, and dying left behind him a 
name which relatives and friends have never heard and never will hear con- 
nected with aught but expressions of approbation and esteem. " In this 
connection the following verses are copied from a poem by Mrs. Saltus, 
which were written at a summer resort about the different visitors. These 
lines are in relation to the late David Thompson, the eldest son of the 
above-named Jonathan, and were written about 1850. 

The Thompsons' descendants of Long Island's glory, 

Whose ancestors' fame ascends from the sod, 
His name is ennobled in Manhattan's story 

By virtue and justice, the good gifts of God. 

His mantle of honor on his son has descended, 

The richest inheritance mortal can hold ; 
For vain are escutcheons if truth is not blended 

Amid their devices in letters of gold. 

1 89 1.] The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., N. Y. 43 

Jonathan Thompson had six children who grew up, viz. : David, who 
married Sarah Diodati, daughter of John Lyon Gardiner, Lord of the 
Manor of Gardiner's Island. 

George W., married Eliza Prall. 

Jonathan, married Katharine Todhunter. 

Abraham Gardiner, married Sarah E. Strong. 

Mary Gardiner, married Samuel B. Gardiner, 10th proprietor and 
Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island ; and Elizabeth, married Alonzo 
Brown, but had no issue. 

David Thompson, born May 3, 1798, died Feb. 22, 1871, married 
Sarah Diodati, daughter of John Lyon Gardiner, 7th proprietor and Lord 
of the Manor of Gardiner's Island, and sister of Hon. Samuel B. Gardiner 
who married Mr. Thompson's sister. Mrs. Thompson's mother was a 
Griswold of the distinguished Connecticut family of that name, so many of 
whom have been governors of the State and distinguished public men. 
Her uncles John and Charles Griswold were prominent shipping mer- 
chants in New York, and rivals in importance of their cousins N. L. and 
George Griswold. John left no children, and Charles had but two : Eliza- 
beth, who married Judge Lane, a very wealthy and distinguished citizen 
of Sandusky ; and Sarah, who married Lorillard Spencer. (Her eldest 
daughter married Prince Virginio Cenci, Duke of Vicovaro.) Mrs. 
Thompson's middle name of Diodati* was received from her great-grand- 
mother on her mother's side. This family is now entirely extinct in this 
country. Mrs. Thompson's maiden name was Gardiner, \ she being of 

* The Diodati family originated in Lucca, from whence they went to Switzerland, 
from there to London, and finally William Diodati came to America. He was a 
gentleman and a man of education, and left his library to Yale College when he died. 
His sister married an Englishman named Scarlett, of good family. She had no 
children, and he (William Diodati) came into possession by her will of considerable 
silver plate marked with the arms of the Scarlett family, which is now preserved by 
his descendants, who are very few in numbers, the male line having died out entirely 
in this country. The representative of the family in Switzerland, M. le Comte Ga- 
briel Diodati of Geneva, a gentleman of wealth and position, has in his possession a 
number of documents showing the importance of this family. Among them are " an 
elegant bordered parchment from the chancery of the Duke of Lucca, reciting in Latin 
the illustrious history of the Diodatis and their right to bear certain dignities and 
titles. A patent from Louis Fourteenth of France, which is a large parchment signed 
with his own hand and recognizing the nobility of the family and their right to hold 
estates in Frances, with a large wax seal hanging from it. The parchment states that 
the Diodatis back to the 14th century have always been the flower of chivalry. There 
is also in the possession of the family a superb folio, bound in crimson, of 14 pages of 
vellum, with the imperial seal of Joseph Second hanging from it, in a gilt box. It 
states the dignities of the family in magnificent terms, and confirms to it the title of 
count of the empire. One of the pages is illuminated with the family arms, the shield 
being placed on the imperial eagle. The descent of the American Diodatis is well 
authenticated and acknowledged." 

f The Gardiners of Gardiner Island are descended from Lion Gardiner, who was 
a lieutenant by rank, and master of works of fortification in the encampment of the 
Prince of Orange. He came to this country in the employ of Lord Say and Sele and 
Lord Brooke, Sir Arthur Haslerigge, Sir Matthew Boynton, Col. George Fen wick, and 
others, and he was to be employed in the drawing, ordering, and making of a city, 
towns and fortifications, and was to have 300 able-bodied men under his command. 
He sailed from London on August II, 1635, > n a small Norsey barque of 25 tons, 
with his wife and female servant, Eliza Colet. Gardiner brought with him materials 
for a portcullis, a drawbridge, stuff for flags, and a number of guns were sent to- 
him by a vessel which arrived soon after. He landed at Boston on Nov. 28, 1635. 
During his brief stay in that place the citizens availed themselves of his skill as an- 

44 The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., N. Y. [Jan., 

the family of that name of Gardiner's Island. David Thompson above 
named was a gentleman well known to all old New Yorkers of the better 
class. He received a thorough classical education when young, and at 
the age of eighteen entered his father's office — two years afterwards was made 
cashier of the Custom House. He remained there eight years, and then 

engineer in completing the fortress already begun by Gov. Winthrop on Fort Hill. 
It was agreed to compel 14 days' work by each citizen, and a committee consisting of 
the Deputy Gov. Bellingham, the celebrated Sir Henry Vane, Gov. John Winthrop, 
and John Winthrop, Jr., were appointed to carry out the arrangement. Under the 
direction of Gardiner the work soon assumed the dignity and proportions of a fort. 
It was a structure eminently adapted to its purposes, and continued in use till after 
the war of the Revolution, and was garrisoned by English troops at the time of the 
Battle of Bunker's Hill. Sir Edmund Andros sought protection in its walls in 1689. 
Lieut. Gardiner was ordered to the mouth of the Connecticut River, where he built 
Saybrook Fort and commanded it for four years. It was during these perilous times 
of Indian wars, that on the 29th of April, 1636, his son David was born, being the 
first white child born in Connecticut. After completing the term of service for which 
he had engaged, he turned over the command to Geo. Fenwick and removed to an 
island in Long Island Sound which he called the Isle of Wight, but which became 
known as Gardiner's Island. Col. Fenwick, who succeeded him in command of the 
troops, was an Englishman of good family, who was afterwards M. P., Governor of 
Berwick, and Colonel in the Parliamentary Army. His wife. Lady Alice, died and 
was buried at the fort ; she was the daughter of Sir Edward Apsley, and widow of Sir 
John Boteler. Fenwick afterward married a daughter of Sir Arthur Haslerigge. 

Gardiner, while at the fort, had many conflicts with the savages, and on several 
occasions barely escaped with his life. Once he was surrounded by Indians and 
obliged to defend himself with his sword, and had it not been for the protection of his 
military coat of mail would undoubtedly have been killed ; as it was, he was severely 
wounded. When he removed to his island he tork with him several of the soldiers 
who had served under him at Saybrook fort, and probably some had been under his 
command in Holland in the army of Lord de Vere. This island was the first Eng- 
lish settlement in the present State of New York. On the 14th of September, 1641, 
Elizabeth, his last child, was born ; she being the "first child of English parentage 
born in the Colony of New York." 

In 1653 Lieut. Gardiner removed to Easthampton and left his estate in charge of 
his farmers. In 1663 he died, regretted by all. The profession of arms in which he 
had spent the earlier part of his life inured him to hardships and prepared him to 
contend successfully with the fatigues and hazards of life in the wilderness. His 
home and table were ever free, and he was generous and kind as well to the stranger 
as to his comrades. Gov. Winthrop, Gen. Mason (who succeeded Fenwick in com- 
mand at Saybrook fort), and Sir Richard Saltonstall made favorable mention of his 
hospitality at the fort. Mason says that on his return from the Pequot war " he was 
nobly entertained by Lieut. Gardiner, who was chief commander at Saybrook fort, 
with many great guns, and received from him many courtesies." 

The patent of Gardiner's Island, granted by the deputy of the Earl of Sterling, 
erected it into " an entirely separate and independent plantation, with the power to 
execute and put in practice such laws for church and civil government as are agree- 
able to God, the king, and the practices of the country." 

Mrs. Gardiner, whose maiden name was Willemsen, was born in the town of 
Woerden, Holland, of highly respectable parents. She survived her husband only 
two years. The island was entailed on the eldest son David, who was educated in 
England, where, in the Parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, he married Mary Her- 
ringman. He received from Gov. Dongan the last patent of the island, erecting it 
into a " Lordship and Manor to be henceforth called the ' Lordship and Manor of 
Gardiner's Island.' It granted the right forever in the said lordship and manor one 
Court Leet and one Court Baron to hold and keep at such time and times as shall be 
meet. To distrain for rent. The advowson or right of patronage to all churches, to 
be holden of his Most Sacred Majesty his heirs and successors in free and common 
socage according to the tenure of Earl Greenwich, in the Kingdom of England, yield- 
ing and paying therefor yearly one lamb on the first day of May, at New York, in lieu 
■of all services whatsoever." 

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successively became the cashier of the Fulton bank under John Adams, 
Cashier and Vice-President of the Bank of America (which was the suc- 
cessor of the old Bank of the United States) under the late George New- 
bold, and President of the New York Life Insurance and Trust Company. 
This latter institution he took charge of after they had sustained large 
losses from the dishonesty of a former officer, and by judicious and care- 
David Gardiner died July 10, 1689, at Hartford, Conn., where he was engaged 
on public business. He was buried in Hartford, and on his monument in the old 
burial ground is the inscription : " Well, sick, dead in one hour's space." 

His children were John, David, Lion and Elizabeth. John inherited the island 
and was the third proprietor and Lord of the Manor. It was during his life that the 
estate was pillaged by Spanish buccaneers ; and the notorious pirate, Capt. Kidd, 
made it the repository of his stolen treasures. His death was caused by the fall of his 
horse at Groton. He had several children. His daughter Elizabeth married Thomas 
Greene of Boston, and was the mother of the distinguished merchant prince Gardiner 
Greene, whose wife, Miss Copley, was sister of Lord Lyndhurst, Lord Chancellor of 
Great Britain. 

His eldest son David succeeded to the estate. He was born Jan. 3, 1691, and 
the following entry in the church records tells us of his death : 

" 1751, July 4, died Lord Gardiner, aged 60, havingbeen sick for some months." 

" His sons were John, Abraham, Samuel and David. John and David were edu- 
cated at Yale College, and took their degrees in 1736. Abraham was the Col. Gardiner 
of the Revolution. John became the fifth proprietor and lord. A stone in the burial 
ground at Easthampton records the death of " Elizabeth, wife of his Excellency John 
Gardiner, Lord of the Isle of Wight, in 1754." After her death he married Deborah 
Avery, and left her a widow, when she married Gen. Israel Putnam of the American 
army. She died at his headquarters in the Highlands and was buried in the vault 
of Col. Beverly Robinson. John Gardiner's sons were David, John and Septimus. 
Septimus was an officer in the army and died young. John had a large estate known 
as Eaton's Neck. David, the eldest, was educated at Yale College ; he received the 
island by entail, and was the sixth proprietor. His wife was daughter of the Rev. Samuel 
Buel, D.D., a distinguished clergyman of his day. She was a lady of great talents 
and literary acquirements. A sketch of her life has been written by the Rev. Dr. Wool- 
worth. His sons were John Lyon and David. They took their degrees at the College of 
New Jersey in 1789. John Lyon, the seventh proprietor of the Manor, was a gentleman 
of culture and refinement. Local history is indebted to him for some cnri us and im- 
portant information. He died Nov. 22,1816, leaving a wife, Sarah Griswold, a lady 
highly respected (she belonged to one of the most distinguished families of Connec- 
ticut), and five children, viz.: David J., John (hiswold, Samuel 1!., Mary IS. and Sarah 
Diodati. David J., the eighth propHetor of the island, was educated at Yale College, 
wh' re he graduated in 1824. He di. in 1829 in the twenty-sixth year of his age, in- 
testi -and unmarried. Heretofore th s estate had always been entailed on the eldest 
S' ■", 11 that law having been abrogat 1 by the Legislature of this State, the island 
now cended to his brothers and sisters. John G., the eldest survivor, purchased 
the. r shares and became the ninth proprietor. He died unmarried and intestate, when 
the island again descended to his brother, Samuel B. and his sister Mrs. Sarah Diodati 
Thompson, wife of David Thompson of New York, Mary B. having died previously. 
To keep the estate still in the Gardiner name, Mrs. Thompson sold her half of the 
island to her brother Samuel B., who became the tenth proprietor. It is remarkable 
that since the first proprietor this island has descended according to the laws of pri- 
mogeniture, and the proprietors have been named alternately David and John, and 
until the present generation the Irscent has been from father to son. At the present 
: ime there are a number of persons named Gardiner not of this family who have set- 
tied on Long Island. 

Sir Thomas Christopher Banks, a distinguished genealogist, says in his " Dormant 
and Extinct Baronage of England," that the family of Gardiner of Gardiner's Island are 
descended from the Gardiner who married one of the co-heiresses of the Barony of 
Fitzwalter, and that the claim can be proven properly if duly inquired into. A dia- 
mond left by the pirate Capt. Kidd, when he visited the Manor of Gardiner's Island, 
is now in the possession of the family of Gardiner Greene, of Boston, who married 
Mi«s Copley. 

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ful management made this company the foremost of iis kind in the city, 
the shares having increased in value from 80 per cent, to 600. He 
remained connected with the company until his death, which occurred 
Feb. 22, 1871, a period of nearly twenty-five years. Mr. Thompson was 
a person of fine appearance, high minded, honorable, and a sincere 
Christian. His funeral took place from his residence. 25 Lafayette Place, 
on Saturday, Feb. 25. The clergymen were the Rev. Mancius S. Hutton, 
D. D. ; Rev. Thomas De Witt, D.D. ; and the Rev. Samuel R. Ely, D.D. 
The following named gentlemen acted as pall-bearers : John David Wolfe, 
John Q. Jones, Thos. W. Ludlow, Moses Taylor, William B. Astor, 
Robert Ray, William H. Aspinwall, and Joseph Sampson. 

The following notice in regard to this event is copied from the Evening 
Post: "The funeral of this respected citizen was performed on Satur- 
day the 25th inst. at 10 o'clock a.m., at his late residence, Lafayette Place. 
Notwithstanding the early hour of the 'day, the spacious mansion was 
densely crowded with the prominent bankers and distinguished men of 
the city. Mr. Thompson has been identified with the banking insti- 
tutions of the city for the last fifty years, and by his blameless life, his 
mature judgment, his perfect rectitude in all financial transactions, com- 
bined with his dignified and courteous manner, won the confidence and 
esteem of all who knew him. Few men have led a more practical life or 
left behind a purer record. The Rev. Dr. Hutton, in a brief address, paid 
an honorable tribute to the memory of the deceased, after which the ven- 
erable Dr. De Witt offered most fervent prayer that God would give grace 
and Divine support to the stricken and sorrowing family ; that the multi- 
tude of honored and honorable men (many of whom with himself were 
in the sere of life) who had gathered to the house of mourning might 
more fullv realize the brevity of life and the vanity of earth from this les- 
son of Divine Providence. The remains were then removed to the hearse 
and deposited in the family vault." Mr. Thompson's children were Sarah 
Gardiner who married Col. David Lion Gardiner (sun of David Gardiner, 
who was killed by the explosion of a gun on board the U. S. frigate 
Princeton on the Potomac River while on a pleasure excursion with the 
President of the United States), Elizabeth, Gardiner, David Gardiner, 
Charles Griswold, Mary Gardiner, Frederick Diodati, and a son John 
Lyon Gardiner who died young. Sarah Gardiner Thompson, who married 
David Lion Gardiner, has children — David, Sarah Diodati, and Robert 

George W., who died Jan. 8, 1884, son of Jonathan Thompson, 
entered the Custom House under his father and became the Deputy Col- 
lector. He afterwards established the warehouse and lighterage business, 
and acquired by careful attention and strict integrity a fine fortune. He 
married Eliza Prall, who died May 7, 1886. Her father was an eminent 
merchant and related to some of the best people of the city. They have 
children living: Anna, married William Thorne (son of Jonathan Thorne, 
a well-known merchant) and has one child (Lydia A.) ; William Prall, 
married and has children ; and Thomas De Witt. 

Jonathan, son of Jonathan, born Feb. 1, 1814, died Nov. 14, 1872, 
married Katherine Todhunter, died May 9, 1878, of a highly connected 
family of Baltimore. They had a number of children, but three 
only lived : Elizabeth T., born Dec, 1845, married .... Elijah 
.Pendleton Smith ; Joseph Todhunter, born Jan. 10, i860, married Jane, 

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daughter of William and Jane Suydam Remsen, and has children — Jona- 
than and Jane Remsen, and Mary who married William B. Westcott (Mr. 
Westcott and his sister, who married Fordham Morris of Morrisania, were 
the only children of William J. Westcott) and has three children (Kitty 
T., Robert D., and William T. ), and Harry who died March 22, i860. 

Jonathan Thompson was educated at Columbia College, where he took 
his degree in 1832. He entered the counting-house of S. S. & G. G. 
Howland, and was there associated with Moses Taylor, William H. Aspin- 
wall, and other young men who afterwards attained eminence in mer- 
cantile life. After learning the business thoroughly he began for himself, 
and during the remainder of his life continued in the West India im- 
porting trade. 

Junius, born Jan. 31, 1800, graduated at Columbia College in 1821, 
and became a physician by graduating from the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons. He died, unmarried, March 24, 1831. 

Abraham Gardiner, born Aug. 10, 18 16, in New York City, died at 
Islip, Sept. 26, 1887, graduated at Columbia College in 1833, and studied 
meaicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. After taking the 
degree of M.D. he was attached to the New York Hospital for sometime, 
and then went to Paris where he studied his profession for two years longer. 
He was a surgeon of great skill and a highly educated physician. He 
also occupied a number of public offices, and was twice president of the 
Suffolk County Medical Society. He married Sarah Elizabeth Strong at 
Middletown, N. Y., 17th April, 185 1, daughter of Ellis and Mary Jackson 
Strong of Copaig, Huntington South, Long Island, and had Robert 
Maurice, born Aug. 12, 1853, died Sept. 23, 1873 > Miltop S., born Feb. 
8, 1855, married Dec. 24, 1889, Abigail Adams Johnson, a descendant 
of the Quincy Adams family ; Samuel Ludlow, born Jan. 20, i860 ; 
Elizabeth Havens, born April 19, 1862, died July 17, 1864 ; Helen, born 
Jan. 10, 1864, died July 17, 1864 ; and Gracie, born Jan. 8, 1867, died 
Jan. 23, 1867. Col. Benajah Strong, great-grandfather of Mrs. Thompson, 
was a conspicuous officer in the Revolutionary army, whose sister Joanna 
married Gen. William Floyd, one of the signers of the Declaration of In- 

Mary Gardiner Thompson married Samuel B. Gardiner, of Gardiner's 
Island. Mr. Gardiner was a brother of Mrs. Sarah D. Thompson. They 
resided at the old Manor only part of the time, as they had several other 
residences. Mary Gardiner Thompson was born March 23, 1807, died 
Aug. 5, 1887. Their children are Mary Thompson, David J., John Lyon, 
Jonathan Thompson, and Sarah Griswold. Mary married William R. 
Sands, no issue. (Mr. Sands was son of Richardson Sands, Esq., whose 
mother was a sister of the celebrated Col. William Ledyard who was so bar- 
barously slain at the attack on Fort Griswold, at Groton, by the British 
under command of Benedict Arnold. After the death of her first 
husband she became the wife of Gen. Ebenezer Stevens, of the Revolu- 
tionary army). David J. is unmarried. John Lyon married Coralie Liv- 
ingston, daughter of Oliver and Louisa Livingston Jones * (they have 
children — Coralie Livingston, Adele Griswold, Lion, Winthrop, and 
John) and grand-daughter of James Duane Livingston. Jonathan Thomp- 

* The Joneses are a good old family, descended from Major Thomas Jones who 
came to Long Island in 1696 and received a large and valuable tract of land called 
Fort Neck, from the Crown ; here Major Jones erected a fine brick mansion, which 

a& The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., N. Y. [Jan., 

son unmarried, and Sarah Griswold married J. Alexander Tyler her 

Elizabeth Thompson, born Jan. 12, 181 1, died Dec. 12, 1889, 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Havens, married Alonzo Brown. 
They had no issue. 

Abraham Gardiner Thompson, second son of Judge Isaac Thompson, 
of Sagtikos Manor, was born Oct. 27, 1776, and died Oct. 29, 1851. He 
married Rachael, daughter of Zachariah Rogers, of Huntington, Long 
Island, by whom he had Charles Rogers, born Jan. 9, 1798, died March 
18, 1799; William, born Feb. 4, 1800, died Dec. 15, 1800; Edward 
Gardiner, born Sept. 27, 1802, died July 23, 1835. Edward Gardiner 
was the sole survivor of the family. Mrs. Thompson died Sept. 18, 1827. 
Their son Edward Gardiner, born in 1803, was liberally educated, and 
graduated at Yale College in 1822. He married Mary, daughter of J. W. 
Kellogg, of Flatbush, Long Island, and became a merchant in New York. 
His death occurred, in the thirty-third year of his age, July 23, 1835, 
leaving two sons, Augustus Frederick and Edward Gardiner, and a 
daughter Cornelia R. Augustus Frederick, born May 22, 1833, died 
April 22, 1846. Edward Gardiner married a daughter of Joseph L. Small- 
wood, Esq., and has two daughters, Netty and Edwina Gardiner. Edward 
Gardiner Thompson is a lawyer in partnership with his cousin Judge 
Blatchford, was colonel on the staff of Gov. Edwin J. Morgan, and as 
such was detailed to welcome and escort the Prince of Wales to New York 
when he visited this country in i860. He has also occupied other pub- 
lic positions. 

" After the peace of 1815 the foreign trade of our entire country mani- 
fested a tendency to centre in the city of Boston, and the greater part of 
the capital of the United States engaged in commerce collected in Boston 
ami Us vicinity. The general decrease of business in the city of New 

i., caused by the accumulation of this trading capital in Boston, in- 
duced the merchants of our city to inquire into the reasons of this state 
of affairs ; and upon making this investigation they arrived at the conclu- 
sion that the auction business was highly injurious to the trade of New 
York, and that if this branch of business was destroyed the trade and 
commerce of this city would become prosperous; and with that view they 
petitioned the Legislature to impose a duty of ten per cent, on all auction 
sales, which would, in fact, amount to a prohibition of them. There were 
some few persons, however, who entertained a different opinion as to the 
causes of this depression of trade in New York, and among the most 
prominent was Abraham G. Thompson, who had been for years an enter- 
prising and successful merchant in partnership with James Boggs and 
Joseph Sampson. They all acquired very large fortunes. (Mr. Boggs 

lasted for 140 years. He was supposed to have been connected with the buccaneers 
of that period, as he had been a soldier and took part in the famous battle of the Boyne, 
and in acknowledgment of his services he received from his royal master a commis- 
sion to cruise against Spanish property. His widow married Major Timothy Bagley, 
a retired English officer. His descendants are numerous, and many of them have 
held high offices of trust and honor. Especial mention may be made of Judge Thomas 
Jones, whose wife was Anne, daughter of Chief Justice de Lancey, and Judge Samuel 
Jones, both distinguished barristers. Mrs. Jones, mother of Mrs. Gardiner, was a 
daughter of James Duane Livingston, and granddaughter of Robert Cambridge Liv- 
ingston of the Livingston family of New York, which has probably produced more 
great men than any other family in this country. 

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left two daughters, one of whom married Richard Ray, of the firm of 
Prime, Ward & King, and is the mother of the Vicomtesse de Courval of 
Paris; the other married Lewis Livingston. Mr. Sampson's only child by 
his wife Atlele Livingston married (1st) Frederick W.Stevens, and (2d) 
the Duke de Dino.) 

Mr. Thompson saw that one reason operating in favor of Boston was 
that India goods could be sold in that city and pay a duty of only one per 
cent., while, at the same time, if those goods were sold at New York they 
would be obliged to pay a duty of two and a half per cent., and that to 
increase the duty upon auction sales was only to increase more widely 
the difference in favor of Boston and against New York, and the existing 
duties should be on the contrary diminished in this State. With that view 
he went to Albany and submitted the result of his experience and judgment 
to the Legislature, assuring them that by establishing the duty at one per 
cent, upon East India and one and a half per cent, on European goods, the 
interests of the city and also of the State would be greatly promoted, and the 
revenue increased, by this reduction. It was difficult at first to satisfy 
those with whom the matter rested that this effect would result from the 
proposed change ; so many hundreds of the merchants and citizens of New 
York had petitioned for this great increase of duties upon auction sales, 
that it was almost impossible to think that they could be mistaken in their 
view of the subject. Eventually, however, Gov. Daniel D. Tompkins 
did become satisfied that the project of Mr. Thompson was the correct 
one, and gave his influence to secure the enactment of the law reducing 
the rates of duties as proposed, in place of increasing them. Previous to 
the passage of the law reducing the rate of duties, for the two best years 
between 17S3 and 1812 this State had received from duties upon auction 
sales of India goods between five and six thousand dollars, averaging from 
twenty-five hundred to three thousand dollars per annum; and to show his 
confidence in the opinions he had expressed, Mr. Thompson offered the 
governor, that, upon the passage of the law reducing the rate of duties, if 
the State would convey to him the duties alone upon India goods he 
would pay into the State treasury, in advance, for the first year the sum of 
six thousand dollars, being more than the State had received for duties for 
any two years subsequent to 1783. The result following that reduction 
of duties more than justified all his anticipations and more than fulfilled 
all his predictions ; for soon after the passage of that law, in place of sell- 
ing all East India cargoes in Boston, as had previously been the case, a 
Boston ship from the East Indies was sent to New York, and the auction 
duties upon her cargo alone amounted to upward of six thousand dol- 
lars, and the revenue received by the State upon India goods for the first 
year after the reduction of duties amounted to between thirty-two and thirty- 
three thousand dollars. All the India ships, after the enactment of the law, 
were sent to New York, and from that time but few attempts have been 
made to sell India goods east of New York. The reduced duties being 
continued, the revenue arising to the State soon reached the sum of three 
hundred thousand dollars. The effect of this reduction of the duties upon 
auction sales has been not only to multiply the business of this city to the 
shipper, the importer, the jobber, and the mechanic ; it has not only by 
this increase of business made New York the commercial emporium of the 
nation, and thus has drawn merchants and purchasers from all parts of 
our widely extended country, and tended directly to enhance the value of 

cjo The Family of Thompson, Suffolk Co., N. Y. [Jan., 

real estate, and filled our city with palaces, and made our merchants 
princes; it has not only materially aided the State in the payment of her debt 
incurred from the system of internal improvements — but it also afforded 
an impetus to the prosecution of the project for the great Erie Canal, with- 
out which it would probably have been delayed for very many years. When 
the act was passed reducing the auction duties, the successful result that 
immediately followed placed into the State treasury such an immensely in- 
creased amount of duties, compared with the previous receipts from the 
same source, that the State embarked upon the prosecution of this canal 
which has poured and continues to pour untold wealth into the city and 
State of New York." 

Abraham Gardiner Thompson died in November, 185 1, and left a 
large fortune. His bequests to religious and charitable societies amounted 
to $347,000, of which the Bible Society received $65,000, the Tract So- 
ciety $54,000, the Seaman's Friend Society $54,000, the Colonization 
Society $43,000, the Home Missionary Society $43,000, the American 
Board of Missions $32,000, the Education Society $32,000, the Deaf 
and Dumb Society $10,800, and the Blind Asylum $10,800. 

Mary Gardiner, the first wife of Judge Isaac Thompson, of Sa^tikos 
Manor, died April 21, 1786. On the 7th Feb., 1791, he married Sarah, 
daughter of Gilbert Bradner, deceased, of Orange Co., and granddaughter 
of Rev. John Bradner, first pastor of the Presbyterian Church in that place 
in 1 72 1. By this second wife Judge Thompson had two children, 
daughters, Mary and Julia. The first was born April 19, 1792, and mar- 
ried William Howard, of Newtown, May 5, 18 12. She died Dec. 23, 
18 1 3, leaving a daughter, Sarah, born May 2, 18 13, who married Dr. M. 
H. Staples. Julia, the second daughter above named, was born Dec. 12, 
1793, and married S. S. Carle, of Huntington, Jan. 11, 1820, by whom 
she had issue, Mary Anne, Julia Elizabeth, and Timothy S. 

Samuel Thompson, eldest son of Jonathan, and greatgrandson of John 
the first settler, was born Oct. 2, 1738, and possessed the paternal estate 
at Ashford, or, as it is now called, Setauket, on which he spent his life. 
He carried on farming operations to a great extent and became a very 
wealthy man. He adapted some improvements in agriculture, particu- 
larly the use of "Indian shells" as a manure, which was afterwards suc- 
cessfully imitated by others. At the age of thirty he commenced the study 
of medicine, and enjoyed in a few years a very extensive and lucrative 
practice, which he maintained until within a short time of his death, Sept. 
17, 181 1. He was a gentleman of vigorous intellect, high character, and 
by a long course of reading and reflection acquired an extensive fund of 
useful knowledge. His first wife was Phoebe, daughter of Jacob and Mary 
Satterlee, born Aug. 25, 1759, died July 7, 1793, whom he married July 
7, 1 78 1, and had children, Benjamin F., and Hannah who died young. 
Benjamin F. was born May 15, 1784, was educated at Yale College, but 
did not graduate. He studied medicine under Dr. Sage of Sag Har- 
bor, and practised for about ten years, when he relinquished this profes- 
sion and read law, and was called to the bar. He followed the legal 
profession for the remainder of his life, but was better known by his liter- 
ary labors. His " History of Long Island " has preserved his name to pos- 
terity in the most imperishable manner. He married, June 12, 18 10, 
Mary Howard, born Oct. 5, 1794, eldest daughter of the Rev. Zachariah 
Greene. He had four children : Henry Rutgers, born March 17, 1813, 

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and having been for several years an officer of one of the New York banks, 
died in the thirtieth year of his age, unmarried, highly beloved and re- 
spected, Oct. 15, 1842 ; Mary Greene, born June 20, 181 5 ; Harriet 
Satterlee, born Nov. 9, 18 18, married June 12, 1837, Jacob T. Vander- 
hoof, Esq.; and Edward Z., born Sept. 2, 1821, married Elizabeth Lush, 
July 10, 1843. 

Dr. Samuel Thompson contracted a second marriage on March 10, 1795, 
with Ruth, daughter of Timothy and Sebiah Smith, by whom he had a 
daughter, Mary Woodhull, born Jan. 11, 1796, and a son, Samuel Lud-, 
low, born March 5, 1799. the only children who lived to maturity. The 
former died unmarried, Dec. 28, 1834, and the latter married, Feb. 12, 
1842, his cousin Sophia, daughter of Colonel Isaac Satterlee. His widow 
died on Jan. 26, 1834. 

Samuel Ludlow had one daughter, Mary Ludlow, born 14 Jan., 1844. 
She married, first, William Leroy Berrian, and second, on Jan. 14, 1868, 
Thos. Strong Griffing, a gentleman farmer on the old estate at Setauket. 
He was a lieutenant in the Mexican war in Col. Robert E. Temple's 
regiment, and was assistant adjutant general, with the rank of captain, 
under Gen. McClellan in the late civil war. They have one son, Thomas 
Strong Griffing, born Dec. 30, 1868. Capt. Griffing is a nephew of the 
late Judge Strong, of St. George's Manor, and was therefore a relative of 
his wife. 

* "Jonathan Thompson was born at Sagtikos Manor, Islip, the estate of 
his father. He was the eldest son of Judge Isaac and Mary Gardiner 
Thompson. He was a merchant in the city of New York in 1795, of 
the firm of Gardiner, Thompson & Co. (with his cousin, Dr. Nathan- 
iel Gardiner, formerly of the Revolutionary army), and as such was the 
pioneer in the warehouse business in Brooklyn. He was well known 
in the city of New York as an eminent politician. He was Collector of 
Direct Taxes from 1813 till 1819, Collector of the Port from 1820 to 1829, 
and President of the Bank of the Manhattan Company when he died in 
1846, aged "/$. An extended account of him will be found in Stiles' 
' History of Brooklyn,' vol. ii., p. 129." 


By Daniel Webster. 

[Among a number of autograph letters and MSS. recently offered for sale to the 
writer was the following curious little paragraph, without date, written by Daniel Web- 
ster, and probably at the request of his friend William W. Seaton, at that period one 
of the editors of the National Intelligencer of Washington. The item, which is 
entitled " A Buckeye Cane," so far as I am aware, has never before appeared in print. 
The italics and capitals are Mr. Webster's, j. G. W.] 

While in the lobby of the Senate yesterday we observed that Mr. 
Webster, who never wears a stick or any such appendage, held in his 
hand a cane of no ordinary dimensions. It reminded us of the piece of 
timber with which Dr. Johnson travelled through Scotland. We found 

* From the History of Suffolk Co., N. Y., 1882. 

c 2 Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapel, London. [Jan., 

upon inquiry that in his late tour to the West, Mr. Webster fell in with 
a dozen or twenty citizens of Ohio, who, after an hour passed together, 
desired to present him a memorial of their regard, which, of course, he 
gratefully consented to accept. They chose a sprig of the Buckeye which, 
nevertheless, they did not wish to present until it should be made to bear 
a suitable inscription. It was retained for that purpose, and has now been 
forwarded and delivered by the Hon. Mr. Ridgeway, one of the Repre- 
sentatives from the State. On its mounting is inscribed : " Presented to 
Daniel Webster by the Buckeyes, July 12, 1837." It looked to us like 
a formidable Instrument, and if one might be permitted to put forth the 
moral of the incident, we should say, that it was proof of a conviction, on 
the part of the citizens of a Great State, that he to whom it was presented, 
it was expected, would make use of all power, and all instruments en- 
trusted to him in defence of the rights of the People. On being rallied 
on the subject Mr. W. said, "You see, sir, I am prepared in times of 
public difficulty to lean on the Buckeyes." Long may the Buckeyes and 
Mr. Webster live in this mutual respect for each other ! 

FROM A.D. 1616 TO 1625. 

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(Continued from Vol. XXL, p. 90, of The Record.) 

William Drew & Rosamond Broome. 
Tho: Mario et Ellen Smith. 
Symon Boydon et Mary Sandon. 

'May 1616. 
John Adlington et Jone Cole. 
William Apl[e]bye & Rachell White. 
Rob: Smith et Agnes Harrison. 
Rob: Seeler et Katherin White. 
Rowland Yantes et Katherin Harris. 
Rich: Adams et Jane Rowley. 
Rignold Hunsdon et Sarah Iverson. 
ffrancis Lambert et Jone Woodward. 
Tho: Vannondker et Sarah Dewbery. 
Tho: Ruddy et Margaret Seyward. 

June 1616. 
Phillip ffox et Eliz: Williams. 
John Poole et Ann Chamberlaine. 
Timothy Tompson et Jone Ward. 
Adam Baker et Dorithy Edmunds. 
Henry Constable et Jane Jerome. 
Kdward Rolph et Eliza: Wood. 
Miles Pierson et Ellen Baker. 
James Webb et Eliza: Bernard. 

1 89 1.] Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapel, London. 53 

24, Tho: Venice et Eliza: Morneshawe. 
27, John Dunton et Eliza: Goulding. 

July 1616. 

7, Jasper Baker et Ann Thornton. 

10, William Mucksedge et Eliza: Harvy. 

10, ffrancis ffeild et Mary Clayton. 

1 1, Marke Coebraeth et Eliza: Rawlins. 

14, Tho: Butcher et Eliza: Nichols. 

15, John Dawson et Eliza: Goodwyn. 

18, Jhon lies et Wynifried Ansley. 

23, Edward Izzard et Jone Heath. 

25, Tho: Knoweles et Alice Brewer. 

30, Rob: Kirkman et Ann Story. 

August 1 61 6. 

1, Edward Hewling et Eliza: Allawav. 

4, Rich: Morehouse et Christian Hall. 

4, Tho: Harmond et Katherin Jones. 

6, David Gibbins et Ann Reade. 

8, Julius Marsh et Sarah Chauner. 

10, William Hix et Kathenne Whittingam. 

11, John Bentley et Bridget Halles. 

12, Rich: Dudley et Sarah Butler. 

12, William Cutfor et Alice Mattson. 
14, Rich: Bodnam et ffrancis Clerke. 

14, William Richards et Mary Bennett. 

19, Henry Gardner et Mary Haynes. 
25, Roger Pew et Margery Beomont. 

25, David Jones et Avis Baytes. 

26, John Gilbert et Ann Boyde. 

September 1616. 

1, John Cook et Judith Hartwell. 

1, Tho: Robinson et Eliza: Graves. 

15, Tho: Streddar et Eliza: Dawson. 

15, Henry Robinson et Mary Abell. 

22, Edward Smith et Agnes Arrowsmith. 

24, Oliver Haire et Alice Jordan. 

27, William Johnson et Jone Digges. 
29, Raph Carter et Ann Yarley. 

October 1616. 

1, William Butler et Priscilla Monke. 

3, John Towler et Diana King. 

6, Bennet Sparrow et Ann Draper. 

7, Tho: Brock & Jane Plomer. 

7, William Hopkins et Mary Pygott. 

9, Tho: Burnbury et Margaret Hodgson. 
10, John Bingley et Eunice Cock. 

13, William Bingham et Eliza: Gales. 

16, William Attwood et Rose Benkrike. 

20, Tho: Smith et Eliza: Litleton. 

22, John Sammon et Alice Walter. 

23, Jehu Paine et Eliza: Smith. 

28, Rich: Cooke et Judith Hardin. 

31, Tho: Carpinter et Abigail Bennet. 

ca Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapel London. [Jan., 

November 1616. 
3, John Coult et Susanna Price. 
3, Rob; Dello et An Godwyn. 

7, John Giddy et Katherine ffisher. 
10, John Wheeler et Audry Willson. 

10, John Wattson et Mary Johnson. 

11, John Spencer et Eliza: Lee. 

20, George Wilkinson et Susanna Chandler. 
25, John Jerome et Ann Hutton. 

25, Rob : Greene et Jone Chambers. 

December 161 6. 
1, William Murrine et Jone Pore. 
1, Rich : Bowden et Jane Pcenix. 

1, Rich : Buddies et Eliz : Mills. 

2, Sabine Starsmore et Sarah Rawlinson. 
2, Tho : Johnson et Dorcas Van. 

5, Tho : Johnson et Katherin Thunder. 

8, Tho : Clarke et Martha Ockwell. 
n, Gabriell Barton et Sarah Mathews. 

14, Ralph Man et Eliza : Collens. 

15, John Broune et Eliza : Austin. 

17, Hugh Williams et Elinor Reignolds. 

21, Rob: Gildersley et Christian Bell.' 
23, John Hugo & Elizabeth Malignes. 

26, John Bostock et Sarah Davis. 
26, Rob : Smith et Mary Clemens. 

29, Tho : Answorth & Margery Weston. 
January 161 6. 

6, Roger Smith et Ann Bayley. 

6, John Royston et Eliza : Theobalds. 

7, John Chosell & Margaret Michison. 
io, Christopher Girlill et Eliza : Homes. 
13, William ffenwicke et Alice Coult. 
16,' George Hapborne & Ann Crawley. 
23, Robert Vickars & Sarah Hedger. 

26, Rich : Hill & Margery Pate. 

27, Simon Dollyn & Judith Baker. 

February 1616. 

5, William Powell & Margaret Russell. 

6, John Dammering & Eliza : Stringer. 
9, Henry ffeild & Mary Greese. 

9, Rob : Brand & Ann Broune. 

13, Robert Poory & Sible Gyfford. 

16, Benjamin Bartlet & Alice Burrowes. 

18, Evan Roberts & Ann ffox. 

20, Paul Marsh & Susanna Beedoon. j 

22, William Lawrence & Eliza : Allen. 

23, William Haywood & Jane Downes. 
23, William White & Ellen Litterd. 

23, George Jusdin & Margaret Tompson. 

24, Tho : Arnold & Joane Thorne. 

25, James Cambell & Rachell Turelott. 

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27, Tho : Hackett & Grace Barlo. 

28, William Wells & Mary Cabell. 
28, John Cleaver & Christian Smith. 

March 16 16. 
2, John Pirkin & Mary Botcher. 
2, William Ketle & Eliza : Musgrave. 
6, John Edrope & Susanna Roome. 

April 1 6 1 7. 
[Date blank] Richarde Simpson & Ag : 

Skipper ; at Wapp. 
22, Humphrey Mond et Elinor ffrizell. 




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Christopher Tompson & Alice Carter. 
William Goade & Agnes Holland. 
May 1 61 7. 
John Vaghan et Eliza : Medlicote. 
Nicholas Astrooder & Margaret Croutch. 
Tho : Pallcoke & Eliza : Mason. 
Anthony Cutt & Joane Kirby. 

June 16 1 7. 
Rich : Beard & Eliza Hurles. 
Walter March & Jane Cheevers. 
Rich : Waylett & Mary Beers. 
John ffenwick & Ellinor Bauden. 
Rich : Rowe & Ann Hixson. 
Rich : Abbott & Jone Marshall. 
Vmphrey James & Jane Wilcokes. 
Mathew Murcott et Thomasin Obryn. 

July 1617- 
Abraham Loe & Katherine Loe. 
William Smith & Ann Purchett. 
George Rogers & Ann Rumney. 
Moses Newes & Katherine Grindy. 
Hillary Turner & Issabell flfells. 
William Banister & Eliza : Axley. 
Rich : Walker & Donthy Knowles. 
Peeter Summers & Margery Blague. 
William Webb & Mary Halfheade. 
Peeter Brockl[e]sby & Jane Steventon. 

August 16 17. 
Rich : Marlton et Eliza : Pepper. 
John Martin & Agnes Saunders. 
Robert Poundsett & Susan Elam. 
Joseph King & Alice Shawe. 
William Abbott & Mary Styleman. 
John Dawson & Alice Chambers. 
[sic] Edward Haynes & Eliza : Merbury. 
John Pert & Jone Beard. 

September 1617. 
John Midleton & Jone Buckner. 
John Wyngod & Dorothy Taylor. 
Daniell Broune & Agnes Pay body. 
Rich : Gale & Eliza : Bernard. 

r5 Ab/es and Queries, [Jan., 

26, John Willowby & Jone White. 

28, John Hilyard & Jone Clement. 

29, Robert Watson & Jone Hems. 1 

October 16 17. 
3, Henry Gamage & Rose Cage. 

5, Rich : Hammon & Amy Churchill. 

12, Gregory Cornish & Huldah Braswell. 
26, Tho : Willson et Jane Watson. 

30, ffrancys Johnson et Mary Pett. 

November 161 7. 
3, Samuell Arbery et Margaret Bazill. 
3, Stephen Stickings et Eliza : Cooke. 

6, John Sawkins et Rebecca Abraham. 
6, William fford et Mary Welborne. 

9, Hugh ffarrington et Cicilly Lewis. 
10, ffrancys Cotterill et Margaret Kinnet. 

13, Tho : Bowzy et Eliza : Jefferey. 

( To be continued.) 


Among the subscribers to the noble bronze statue of Columbus to be erected in the 
Central Park under the auspices of our Society and unveiled by the President of the 
United States in October, 1892, are WUliam H. Appleton, John Jacob Astor, William 
Waldorf Astor, August Belmont, James M. Brown, Clarence W. Bowen, George W. 
Childs, W. W. Corcoran, Joseph W. Drexel, S. P. Dewey, Roswell P. Flower, Ben- 
jamin H. Field, Jay Gould, D. Willis James, Henry G. Marquand, Jose F. de 
Navarro, Mrs. Jose F. de Navarro, Alfonso de Navarro, Antonio F. de Navarro, 
John V. L. Pruyn, George W. Quintard, J. Meredith Read, Russell Sage, Mrs. Rus- 
sell Sage, Mrs. Robert L. Stuart, Frederick D. Thompson, Cornelius Vanderbilt, 
Egbert L. Viele, Jas. Grant Wilson, and William C. Whitney. It is proposed 
that one hundred and fifty ladies and gentlemen shall subscribe $100 each, to 
meet the cost of the statue and granite pedestal. Subscriptions may be sent to the 
treasurer, Dr. George H. Butler, No. 23 West 44th Street, New York. A represen- 
tation of the beautiful statue of the illustrious discoverer, by Sunol, may be seen in 
the Record of July, 1888. 

Lieut. Alpheus Robert French, believed to be the last survivor of the Black 
Hawk War, and a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars, was buried in Baltimore, Md., 
October 16, 1890. He was born in Chittenango, in this State, November 25, 1806. At 
Snow Hill, Md., Mrs. Mary Jane Mills died October 21, 1890, at the great age of 102 
years. Her father was killed in the warofi8i2 and she distinctly remembered the battle 
of North Point, having heard the cannonading, as at that time she was living near 
Baltimore. So far as known, the last survivor of that engagement was Chaplain- 
General Gleig of the British army, who died in England, July 9, 1888, aged ninety- 
two. Admiral Wallis, who received the surrender of the always unfortunate Chesa- 
peake in Boston Harbor, June, 1813, if he lives until April 12, will then be one 
hundred years old, having been born at Halifax in 1791. Sir Provo was entered on 
the books of the British navy in 1795, so that he has actually been in the naval service 
for the space of nearly ninety-six years. J. G, w. 

An ancient chair in excellent preservation, once the property of Rev. John Beach, 
was recently presented to Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in accordance with the 
expressed wish of the late Mrs. Johnson, his great-granddaughter. Mr. Beach was 

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a native of Stratford, and a graduate of Vale College in the class of 1721, who, after 
officiating for eight years in the Congregational University at Newtown, conformed 
to the Church of England, crossed the ocean for ordination, and continued from 
1732 to 1782 the missionary of the venerable Society for the Propagation of the Gos- 
pel in Newtown and Redding. He was for a long time one of the best known and 
most highly-respected of the clergy of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and an 
able defender of its principles and polity. j. g. w. 

The article on Augustine Herrman has been compiled from an address delivered 
at Newark by the president of this Society, May 15, 1890, before the New Jersey His- 
torical Society, of which General Wilson is an honorary member, and also from an 
unfinished paper by Mr. R. H. Rattermann, which recently appeared in the Deutsch Magazine, issued in Cincinnati, Ohio, but now discontinued. For the 
portrait and autograph of Herrman, the Record is indebted to the courtesy of the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

The country residence of Alexander Hamilton, known as the Grange, has been 
renewed and repaired. It is now used as a parsonage for St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church, and the cluster of thirteen elm-trees, planted by Hamilton, adjoining his 
home at I42d St., near the Tenth Avenue, as symbols of the thirteen States which 
ratified the Constitution, have been enclosed by a neat wooden railing to protect 
them from any possible injury. J. g. w. 

A memoir of Judge William Paterson of the United States Supreme Court, and pre- 
viously governor of New Jersey and a member of the United States Senate from that 
State, who died in Albany in 1S06, while on a visit to his son-in-law, Gen. Stephen 
Van Rensselaer, is now in preparation by the judge's son William Paterson, Esq., of 
Perth Amboy, New Jersey. 

Addresses will be delivered before our Society during the present season by the 
Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix, subject, the late " John Jacob Astor ; " by Dr. George Stewart, 
Jr.. of Quebec, on *' Count Frontenac ; " and by Gen. William S. Stryker, Mr. Philip 
R. Voorhees, and Major Asa Bird Gardiner, whose subjects will be announced in our 
next number. 

In the article on the Vredenborgh family in Record for October, 1890, page 166, 
No. 27, " Garrett Van Benschoten " should be " Grietje Van Benschoten." The mis- 
take is owing to the writer of the article not having had the proof-sheets for correc- 
tion. G. H. v. W. 

" ' There goes the greatest General in the Universe,' said a citizen of New York, 
as Washington rode up Broadway, followed by his colored servant Billy Lee." — New 
York Journal and Weekly Register, April 30, 17S7. 


Hon. Rufus H. King, of Catskill, New York, died there at his home on Broad 
Street, September 13, 1890. His ancestry may be traced as follows : Elder Thomas 1 
King, the founder of the family in New England, was a resident of Scituate, Mass., 
as early as 1634. He was thrice married. By his first wife, Sarah, he had six chil- 
dren. He left an interesting will dated 1691. Deacon Thomas- King, second son of 
Elder Thomas, born 1645, married (1) Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Clapp, by 
whom he had five sons and four daughters. She died in 1698, and the next year he 
married (2) Deborah Briggs, who died in 171 1. Thomas died the same year, leaving 
a will. 

Ichabod* King, fourth son of Thomas, was born in Scituate in 1680, and died in, 

Rochester, Plymouth County, Mass., in 1753. He had three wives, (i) Hannah 

(2) Judith, widow of Job Gibbs, and (3) Mary Barlow, and ten children. Ebenezer 
King, second son of Ichabod, had, by his first wife, Sarah, three children. Consider^ 
King, son of Ebenezer, was born in Freetown, Mass., May 13, 1738, and married Sarah 


Obituaries, [J an '> 

Palmer, September i, 1760. He died March 16, 1786. Reuben* King, third son of 
Consider, was born in Rochester, Mass., March 22, 1765 ; married Elizabeth Frisbee,. 
and had eight children. Rufusi King, the eldest son of Reuben, born June I, 1791, 
in Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York ; married January 6, 1818, Mary, 
daughter of Nicholas and Hannah (Sisson) Cornell, and died May 21, 1821. He 
had two children. 

Hon. Rufus 8 H. King, the subject of this memoir, was the only son of 
Rums preceding, and was born in Rensselaerville, January 20, 1820. He was a 
graduate of the Wesleyan University at Lima, New York, and began the study 
of law with an uncle in Michigan, continuing the same with Danforth K. Olney at 
Windham, later on with Peter H. Sylvester at Coxsackie. Mr. King was admitted 
to the bar in 1845, and began the practice of law at Coxsackie in partnership with J. 
C. Van Dyke. He was married the same year to Lucia H. Dwight, of Windham, 
who survives him. They had no children. In 1847 Mr. King removed to Catskill, 
where he entered into partnership with John Adams. Upon the death of Mr. Adams, 
Mr. King became associated with Peleg C. Mattoon, and afterward with D. K. and 
J. B. Olney. After J. B. Olney's death, the firm became Olney & King, and later on 
King & Hallock — Joseph Hallock having taken the place made vacant by the death 
of D. K. Olney. This partnership continued until April 19, 1880, when Mr. King 
withdrew from the practice of law. He did not cease, however, to take an active 
interest in business affairs, and became trustee of a number of large estates, Presi- 
dent of the Catskill Savings Bank, and Director in other institutions. 

Mr. King was in politics a Whig and afterward a Republican. In 1854 he was 
elected to the 34th Congress from his district. In i860 he was one of the Presidential 
electors of Lincoln and Hamlin. In 1865 he was made President of the Catskill 
National Bank, and served for two years. In 1880 he was a delegate to the Republican 
National Convention, and supported the nomination of General Grant for President. 
Mr. King was greatly interested in the affairs of his own town, and ever ready to aidt 
any plan for its improvement. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and 
the funeral services were held there, the Rev. Dr. Johnson, of Cohoes, an old friend of 
Mr. King's, with others, conducting the service. The interment was in the village 
cemetery. Members of the Greene County bar met at the court house on September 
16, to honor Mr. King's memory, and many tributes were paid to his acknowledged 
worth. The Trustees of the Catskill Savings Bank and the Directors of the 
Tanners' National Bank also passed appropriate resolutions. The particulars of 
ceremonies have been preserved in a memorial pamphlet, a copy of which has been 
placed in the library of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 

R. K. 

A stroke of apoplexy caused the retirement of John J. Latting from the bar in> 
1885, and a second stroke caused his death on Tuesday night, December 16th, at his 
home, No. 180 West Seventy-fourth Street, in this city. Mr. Latting practised law 
in New York for over forty years. Born in Lattingtown, Long Island, March 31,. 
1819, upon the property, which in 1681 his ancestors purchased from the Matinecock 
Indians, and being graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, in the class of 1S38, 
he studied law in the office of Francis B. Cutting, and when admitted to the bar entered 
into partnership with Caleb S. Woodhull, afterward Mayor of New York. In 1S56 
he was a member of the firm of Wakeman, Latting & Phelps (Abraham Wakeman 
and Edward J. Phelps, ex-Minister to England). Subsequently, upon the retirement 
of Mr. Phelps, the firm became Wakeman & Latting. After his retirement in 1885. 
Mr. Latting went to Europe for his health, and was apparently much benefited. He 
married on June 5, 1849, Harriet A. Emerson, daughter of the Rev. Brown Emer- 
son, D.D., of Salem, Mass. They had six children, of whom four survive. The 
interment was at Greenwood. Mr. Latting was for many years an active member 
of our Society and of the Publication Committee. His funeral was attended by the 
President and other members of the Society. J. g. w. 

The Rev. Edmund Willoughby Sewell, A.M., a son of the late Jonathan Sewell, 
Chief Justice of the Province of Quebec, and the oldest Church of England clergyman 
in Canada, died October 24, 1890, in the City of Quebec, where he was born Septem- 
ber 3, 1800. His education was completed in England; he was for many years connected 
with the Quebec Cathedral, and he was proprietor and pastor of the Church of the 
Holy Trinity, generally known as " Mr. Sewell's Chapel." He had retired for the 
past decade from the active duties of the ministry. j. g. \v. 

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Bibliographic Notes on Eliot's Indian Bible and on his Other Trans- 
lations and Works in the Indian Language of Massachusetts. Extract 
from a " Bibliography of the Algonquin Languages." (Ornament.) Washington : 
Government Printing Office, 1S90. Folio, pp. 58, paper covers. 

It would he difficult to find a work exhibiting evidences of more painstaking re- 
search than this production of Mr. Wilberforce Eames of the Lenox Library in New 
York City, which will from henceforth have a foremost place as a specimen of Ameri- 
can bibliography. Whoever desires information in regard to the Indian Bible and 
other works in the Indian language, by John Eliot, can refer to its pages for infor- 
mation not elsewhere to be found. Facsimiles of the title-pages of the Old and New 
Testaments of both editions ; of the first page of the Metrical Psalms ; of the first 
page of the Leaf of Rules at the end of the Bible ; of title-pages and leaves of Prim- 
ers, and of the Logick Primer ; of Baxter's Call ; of Bishop Baily's Practice of Piety ; 
of the Indian Grammar ; and of Shepherd's Sincere Convert are given with wonderful 
accuracy. Mr. Bartlett published a list of twenty-seven copies of the Indian Bible in 
the Historical Magazine for September, 1858. Dr. O'Callaghan compiled a list of 
twenty-six copies in his work on American Bibles. Mr. Paine enlarged the list in 1S73 
to fifty-four copies. Mr. Eames gives an account of ninety-four copies, a few of which 
are in European libraries. He says : " Further research will bring to light many more 
copies." Few and far between must they be to have escaped his narrow search. Let 
no one suppose for a moment that his prophecy will lead to any depreciation of prices 
for copies which may chance to be offered for sale. Dr. Trumbull of Hartford, 
Conn., has said that " An interesting paper might be made by bringing together such 
fragments of all known copies of Eliot's Bible as could be gathered from the auto- 
graph, names, and notes of their former owners." Mr. Eames has given abundant 
proof of the truthfulness of this statement. All the information that could be gathered 
in regard to present and past ownership, the original and present condition, the prices 
fetched, the peculiarities of each and every copy, is here minutely given. The errors 
in the statements of others, even of that well-nigh infallible historical scholar, Dr. 
Trumbull, are modestly pointed out. The work may not contain all the facts which 
should have been obtained, because some owners were unable, or unwilling, or ne- 
glected to reply to Mr. Barnes's inquiries. An interesting and accurate biographical 
sketch of the Indian apostle closes the work. The probable place of his birth, the 
date and place of his baptism, and the date of his death, recorded incorrectly in 
the inscription on the parish tomb in the graveyard at Roxbury, Mass., are correctly 

Genealogia Bedfordiensis ; Being a Collection of Evidences Relating 
Chiefly to the Landed Gentry of Bedfordshire, a.d. 153S-1700. Edited, 
with notes, by Frederick Augustus Blaydes. London. Printed for the author. 1890. 

This elegant and costly volume, of which only a hundred copies have been printed, 
consists of records collected out of parish registers, the bishop's transcripts, early 
wills, and monumental inscriptions. Forty-seven parish registers have been searched 
and examined. They are, upon the whole, in a fair state of preservation. " Those 
well cared for and kept in the more equable temperature of the parsonage study," the 
author observes, "are likely to last for all time ; whereas those kept in the damp, stag- 
nant atmosphere of our too often, alas ! barred and bolted churches are gradually 
but surely decaying." It has not been possible, in all cases, to verify the date when 
each register commences, but twenty-one begin in 1538, while one, that of Biggles- 
wade, dates only from 1760. The bishop's transcripts, which cover the whole county 
of Bedford, date chiefly from 1604. Their utility in supplying the deficiencies in 
early registers is very great. They are often found to contain " the data necessary 
to complete the links of evidence wanting in many a pedigree, and in some cases they 
have been produced in law courts to prove claims to estates and titles." These are 
the words of the author again. The early wills, relating to this county, go back as 
far as 1496. Abstracts of and references to about Soo wills have been incorporated in 
this volume. More than 13,000 extracts from these records have been made. The 
object of the author was to collect every scrap of evidence relating to the families 

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whose pedigrees are entered in the visitations of Bedfordshire. He has added, how- 
ever, evidences relating to families of other counties, to citizens of London, and to 
the clergy, "anything in fact likely to prove useful to the genealogist." 

Capt. Francis Champernowne, The Dutch Conquest of Acadie, and 
Other Historical Papers. By Charles Wesley Tuttle, Esq., Ph.D. Edited by 
Albeit Harrison Hoyt, A.M. With a memoir of the author, by John Ward Dean, 
A.M. Boston : John Wilson & Son, 1890. 300 copies. 

This is a collection of some of the more important unpublished papers left by Mr. 
Tuttle at the time of his death in 1S81. The memoir by Mr. Dean gives an interest- 
ing account of the author, who found time, in the midst of his labors as an astronomer 
in Harvard University, and afterwards as a lawyer at Newburyport, for historical 
studies, to which, indeed, in the latter part of his life, he devoted himself with great 
zeal and energy. His principal work, " The Founders of New Hampshire, - ' he left 
unfinished. In fact, he wrote no great historical work, unless his " Life of Capt. 
John Mason " can be so considered. He published, however, in the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register many important articles, a list of which is given 
in the present volume (p. 33). Lists of his contributions to the publications of various 
learned societies were left by him in manuscript and are to be deposited with the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society and with the Massachusetts Historical Society. 
" Mr. Tuttle's contributions to historical literature,"' we are told by his biographer, 
" are of great value. Their trustworthiness is a marked characteristic. His re- 
searches were thorough and unremitting. He expressed his ideas with clearness and 
perspicuity, and yet with beauty and grace." , 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New 
York. Marriages from December ir, 1639, to August 26, 1S01. Edited, with 
an Introduction, by Samuel S. Purple, M.D. With illustrations. New York. 
Printed for the Society. 1890. 

This noble octavo forms the first volume of the collections of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, and it will soon be followed by two others 
containing the baptisms during the same period. It is unnecessary to speak of the 
great value of this important publication, the edition of which is limited to one hun- 
dred numbered copies. No large library in the country should be without it, and to 
old Knickerbocker families it will be invaluable. The volume before us has been 
carefully edited by Dr. Purple, one of the vice-presidents of the Society, who has con- 
tributed an admirable historical introduction and an exhaustive index of names. It 
contains an interesting facsimile of the first manuscript page of the marriage records, 
and an excellent engraving of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, a former member of the 
Society, to whom the volume is very appropriately dedicated. J. G. w. 

History of the American Episcopal Church from the Planting of the 
Colonies to the End of the Civil War. By S. D. McConnell, D.D., Rector 
of St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia. 1 vol.. i2mo, pp. 392. New York: Thomas 
Whittaker. 1890. 

In this well-printed volume the author has given a clear and concise account of the 
American Protestant Episcopal Church, which it would seem that no member of that 
important religious body could read without advantage. The interest in the story, 
which covers a period of two and a half centuries, never flags, and could not possibly 
be related in a more interesting and accurate manner. The surprising thing about 
this valuable volume is, that the world should have waited so long for such a compila- 
tion as Dr. McConnell has now given us. The statement on page 69 that Peter 
Minuit landed with his colony at Wilmington in 1737 is perhaps a typographical error. 
It should be a hundred years earlier. That Christ Church, Philadelphia, was built in 
1600, as stated on page 81, is of course a mistake. Jilt was erected a century later. 

j. G. w. 

Richard Henry Dana. A Biography. By Charles Francis Adams. 2 vols., 
i2mo, pp. 378-436. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 

It may be questioned if, during the year 1890, any better or brighter piece of 
American biography appeared from the press than Mr. Adams's account of Richard 
Henry Dana. The work could not have been intrusted to a more competent person, 
for the biographer had been a law student in his subject's office, and a life-long friend, 

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so that he knew Mr. Dana as well, perhaps, as he was known to anyone beyond his 
immediate family circle. This appreciative and charming story of the career of an 
eminent lawyer, accomplished gentleman, and the author of " Two Years before the 
Mast," cannot fail to attract a wide circle of admiring readers. Two excellent steel 
portraits accompany the tasteful and well printed volumes. J. G. w. 

A Copy of the Registers of the Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials at 
Church of St. George, in the Parish of Wilton, in the County of Somer- 
set, from a.d. 155S to a.d. 1S37. Transcribed by Joseph Houghton Spencer. 
Taunton: Barnicott & Son, 1890. 

The value of original records to local historians and genealogists is great ; and, as 
it is becoming better understood, industrious and zealous students are directing their 
attention to the reproduction and publication of parish registers. The present vol- 
ume is a careful and laborious contribution to this department of genealogical work. 
Works of this kind, extending as they do over the years of the great emigrations, are 
likely to be useful to American genealogists. A slight hint, even if it do no more, 
may point out the direction in which inquiries should be made. 

Quarter Millennial Celebration of the City of Taunton, Massachu- 
setts, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5, 1S89. Published by the City 
Government, 1889. 

In this copiously illustrated octavo volume of 426 pages is carefully reproduced 
all that was said and done on the first memorial occasion in the history of Taunton. 
The celebration was a great success, and the Committee on Publication express the 
hope that this well-printed work may suggest to some future historian a more complete 
account of ancient Taunton than has yet been written. An index would have added 
to the value of this entertaining volume. 

The Cosmopolitan. An illustrated monthly magazine. Edited by John Bris- 
ben Walker. Vol. X., No. 2. New York. 

Under its present proprietors the COSMOPOLITAN has steadily advanced until 
it now takes rank with the Century, Harper's, and Scribner's Magazines. In the 
holiday number before us there is an exhaustive and interesting monograph on Field- 
Marshal Von Moltke, written by General Wilson, who has the advantage of being a • 
friend and correspondent of the illustrious German soldier, now in his ninety-first year. V 
The article is accompanied by an admirable portrait, and other illustrations. » 

The Livingstons of Callendar and their Principal Cadets. A Family 
History. By Edward Brockholst Livingston, F. S. A Part II. 1890. 

No. IV. Part II., of The Livingstons of Callendar begins with the Scottish 
ancestry of the Livingstons and is carried down to Robert I ivingston, third Lord 
of the Manor. The work, as in the previous numbers, shows great care in its 
compilation. It contains the autographs and seals of the heads of the house in 
Scotland, and numerous portraits of the Lords of the Manor of Livingston in this 
country. This part closes with a copious appendix E. T. 

Genealogies of the Raymond Families of New England. 1630-31 to 
1866. Compiled by Samuel Raymond. Svo, pp. 300. New York. Press of J. J. 
Little & Co. 1S86. 

This work, "The Raymond Genealogy," deserves much praise. It is carefully 
arranged and has an excellent index. The author adds a history of the Raymonds 
both in England and on the Continent. There is also a number of pages devoted to 
the roll of patriots of this family, who served their country in our several wars, a 
record of which any family might well be proud. E. T. 

The Dows or Dowse Family in America. 1642-1890. Compiled by Azro 
Milton Dows. Svo, pp. 348. Lowell, Mass., 1890. 

It is evident that much time and labor has been spent in collecting the data for 
this genealogy. The descent is traced from Lawrence Dows, who came to this 
country previous to the year 1642. The work is carefully compiled, well printed, and 
has a good index. " The list of those who served in war." from King Philip's War 
to those engaged in the late Civil War (some ninety in all) is an interesting feature 
of the volume. E - T - 

■62 Donations to the Library. [Jan., 

The Bartow Family in England. By the Rev. Evelyn P. Bartow. Provi- 
dence, R. I., 1890. Illustrated. 

This work, which completes Mr. Bartow's former volume, does him great credit. 
It is the result of much care and study. Pains have been taken to verify his state- 
ments. More than half the book consists of original sources of information, wills, 
records, and the like. It is the work of a careful and accomplished genealogist. 


From J. C. Pumpelly. Handbook of the American Revolution, by Justin Winsor. 
Boston, 1880 — Life and Times of Alex. Hamilton, by Reithmuller. London, 1864 — 
Orators of the American Revolution, by E. L. Magoon. New York, 1848 — 
Life of Benedict Arnold, by Geo. Canning Hill. New York, 1884 — The German 
Element in the War of Independence, by Geo. W. Green. New York, 1876 — 
Heroes of the American Revolution. Boston, 1855 — Three Americans and Three 
Englishmen, by Johnson. London. — Benjamin Franklin, by John Bache McMaster. 
New York, 1887— Sketch of J. F. D. Lanier, by F. D. Lanier. New York, 1872 — 
Sketch of Moses Bigelow, by Sam. Bigelow. Newark, N. J., 1889 — Memorial of Joel 
Parker, by James Yard. Freehold, N. J., 1889 — Memorial of the Rev. John John- 
ston, by James Carnalian. New York, 1856 — Darling Family, by C. W. Darling. 
Utica, N. Y. 1888 — Pioneers of France in the New World, by Parkman. Boston, 
1865 — Collection of the Huguenot Society. New York, 1886 — Memoirs of Freling- 
huysen, by T. W. Chambers. New York, 1863 — Life of Lord Sterling, by Wm. A. 
Duer. New York, 1847 — History of New Jeisey, by Mulford. Philadelphia, 
1S51 — History of Elizabeth, N. J., by Hatfield. New York, 1868 — History of 
Trenton, N. J., by Raum. Trenton, 1871 — Historical Collections of New Jersey. 
Newark. 1848 — Reminiscences of New Jersey, by Elmer. Newark, 1872 — History 
of Morris County, N. J. New York, 1882 — Our French Allies in the Revolution, 
and Other Addresses, by J. C. Pumpelly. Morristown, N. J., 1890. 

From Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. A Maryland Manor. An Address, by the donor. 
Baltimore, 1890 — Trow's New York City Directory, 1885 — The Parish Year Book 
of St. James' Church. New York, 1889 — Quarter Millennial Celebration of Taunton, 
Mass. Published by the city, 1890 — Havvley Genealogy, by Elias S. Hawley. 
Large Folio. Buffalo, N.Y., 1890. Journal of the New York Diocesan Con- 
vention of 1890. 

From Rufus King. Wilton Registers, by Jos. H. Spencer. Taunton, Eng., 1890 — 
St. Nicholas Club. New York, 1890 — Genealogia Bedfordiensis, by Fred. A. 
Blaydes. London, 1890 — Notes and Queries : Somerset and Dorset, Vol. I., and II., 
by Fred. W. Weaver. Sherborne, Eng., 1889-90 — History of the town of South- 
ampton. Published by the town, 1874. 

From Gen. C. W. Darling. New Amsterdam, New Orange, New York, by the 
donor. Utica, 1890 — Unpublished Washington Portraits, Proceedings Oneida His- 
torical Society. Utica, 1889 — Addresses before the Oneida Historical Society. 
Utica, 1890 — Address before the Young Men's Christian Association, by Bishop 
Potter. Boston, 1890. 

From Salem Historical Society, New Jersey. Memoirs of John Jacob Sin- 
nickson, M.D. Sketches of Local Usages of Olden Times, by Edw. S. Sharpe, 
M.D., Salem, N. J., 1890. 

From Ellsworth Eliot, M.D. Life and Character of J. II. Van Der Palm, by 
J. P. Westervelt. The Life of Mrs. Marshall O. Roberts, by Joseph P. Thompson. 
New York, 1875. 

From Thos. C. Cornell. Capt. Thos. Willelt, by the donor. New York, 1890 — 
Some of the Beginnings of Westchester Co., by Alonzo B. Cornell. New York, 

From P. H. Woodward. History of Hartford, Conn., 1890. The History of the 
Board of Trade. Hartford, T890. 

From Geo. R. Howe. Memoir of the Rev. John M. Howe, by the donor. New- 
ark, 1890. 

From Irving C. Gaylord. The Hamilton-Burr Duel, by the donor. New York, 
1 890. 

1 8 9 1 • ] 

List of Members. 



Charles H. Adams 18S8 

Daniel Appleton 1887 

Edward D. Appleton 188S 

William W. Appleton ] 887 

Edmund S. F. Arnold, M.D 1886 

William Waldorf Astor, Life 1881 

Henry H. Arthur 1889 

William Austin 1889 

Mrs. Catharine R. Baetjer 1889 

James M. Bailey 1870 

Theodore M. Banta 1886 

Gerard Beekman 1890 

Samuel P. Bell 1874 

George Bliss 1888 

Henry Bergh. 1888 

Rev. Beverley R. Betts 1871 

Robert F. Bixby, Life 188 r 

Theophylact B. Bleecker rS86 

Lieut. T. Dix Bolles, U. S. N 1888 

Clarence W. Bowen, Life 1888 

Cephas Brainerd 1888 

Edward Braman 1887 

George H. Brewster 1874 

A. Norton Brockway, M.D 1876 

Arthur Brooks. D.D 1889 

Joseph O. Brown 1872 

Samuel Burhans, Jr 1878 

Gen. Henry L. Burnett 1889 

George H. Butler, M.D 1877 

Gen. Daniel Butterfield 1888 

Amory S. Carhart, Life 1881 

Daniel H. Carpenter 1879 

J. Herbert Claiborne, M.D 1S89 

Charles F. Clark 188S 

Bayard Clarke, Jr 1880 

Col Floyd Clarkson 188S 

Matthew Clarkson, Life 1869 

William Clarkson, Life 1869 

Alphonso T. Clearwater 1888 

Grover Cleveland, Hon 1885 

Alfred R. Conkling 1888 

R. Carman Combes 1875 

Alonzo B. Cornell, Hon 1881 

George F. Cornell 1889 

Thomas C. Cornell 18S7 

S. Victor Constant, Life 1888 

Alexander J. Cotheal 1878 

Samuel D. Coykendall, Life 18S8 

C. W. Crispell, M.D 1889 

S. Van- Rensselaer Cruger 1888 

Cornelius C. Cuyler 1889 

William G. Davies 1888 

Albert A. Davis, M.D 1890 

Maturin L. Delafield, Life 1874 

Edward F. De Lancey, Life 1869 

George G. De Witt, Jr 1889 

Ethan A. Doty 1873 

Henry T. Drowne, Life 

William M. Dubois 

Rev. Arthur W. H. Eaton 

Ellsworth Eliot. M.D., Life 

Thomas G. Evans 

Thomas W. Edsall 

Hamilton R. Fairfax 

James C. Fargo 

Floyd Ferris 

Benjamin H. Field, Life 

Thomas A. Fletcher, M.D 

John D. Flower 

Frederick De Peyster Foster 

Robert Ludlow Fowler 

Thomas Powell Fowler 

Frederick K. Gaston 

Elbridge T. Gerry, Life 

Samuel B. Goodale 

James J. Goodwin, Life 

Gen. George S. Greene 

Isaac J. Greenwood 

John P. Haines 

Oswald Haldane 

Clifford A. Hand 

Gen. Benjamin Harrison, Hon 

Miss Hasbrook 

Bentley D. Hasell, Life 

Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes, Hon. . . 

Mrs. Henry Herrman, Life . 

Benjamin D. Hicks, Life 

Cornelius Hoagland, M.D., Life . . 
Rev. R. Randall Hoes, U. S. N. . . 

Gen. Oliver O. Howard, Hon 

William F. Holcombe, M.D 

Francis J. Hopson, Jr 

Col. Woolsey K. Hopkins 

Joseph Jackson Howard, Hon 

Collis P. Huntington 

Edmund Abdy Hurry 

Frederick E. Hyde 

George L. Ingraham 

John B. Ireland 

Miss Elizabeth C. Jay, Life 

A. D. L. Jewitt, D.D 

Morris K. Jesup 

Samuel W. Johnson 

John D. Jones, Life 

Rufus King 

Charles Kellogg. 

William P. Ketcham 

William E. Ketcham 

Augustus S. Kidder, M.D 

Beverley O. Kinnear, M.D 

Mrs. Martha J. Lamb 

Charles L. Lamberton 

Isaac Lawrence 

Mrs. James K. Lawton, Life 














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List of Members. 

[Jan., 1891. 

James R. Learning, M.D 1889 

David Bradley Lee 1888 

William H. Lee 1880 

Henry W. Leroy 1890 

Joseph J. Little 1889 

Johnstone Livingston, Life 1871 

Herbert de Nyse Lloyd 1888 

Edward L. Ludlow, Life 1881 

Oscar K. Lyle 1889 

Archdeacon Mackey-Smith 1888 

Isaac W. Maclay 1875 

Alrick H. Mann 1881 

Henry G. Marquand 1889 

Mrs. Margaret Herbert Mather. . . . 1888 

Douglas Merritt, Life 1871 

William E. Montgomery 1889 

Charles B. Moore, Life 1869 

William H. H. Moore, Life 1873 

J. Pierpont Morgan, Life 1888 

Levi P. Morton 1888 

Rev. W. R. Mulford, Life 1S80 

Jose F. de Navarro, Life 1888 

Edward Herbert Noyes 1889 

Mrs. Thomas J. Owen, Life 1888 

Henry D. Paine, M.D 1870 

Charles John Palmer, Hon 1S74 

Courtlandt Parker 1889 

Albert Ross Parsons 1889 

Comte de Paris, Hoti 1890 

George H. Peabody 1881 

Howland Pell, Life 1890 

John H. Pell 1881 

William Poillon 1874 

John F. Plummer ... 1890 

John V. L. Pruyn 1881 

Josiah C. Pumpelly 1890 

Samuel S. Purple, M.D., Life 1S69 

Gen. J. Meredith Read, Life 1885 

Mrs. Sylvanus Reed 1884 

Theodore F. Reed 1889 

Lucius Robinson, Hon 1876 

Theodore Roosevelt 1881 

William P. Robinson 1887 

Hiram R. Romeyn 1S89 

Thomas Rutter 1888 

Russell Sage 1888 

Robert Schell 1889 

Charles A. Schermerhorn 1890 

Eugene D. Schieffelin 1888 

Mrs. Lucas E. Schoonmaker 1889 

Gen. William T. Sherman, Hon... 1888 

John Schuyler 1890 

Spencer D. Schuyler 1875 

Frederick W. Seward 1888 

Mrs. Leroy N. Shear , 1870 

John Shrady, M.D 1876 

Cornelius B. Smith, D.D 1889 

Isaac P. Smith 1888 

Philip S. Smith 1889 

Isaac T. Smith 1888 

James H. Smith 1S90 

George H. Smyth, D.D 1889 

Gerald N. Stanton 1890 

Byam K. Stevens, Life 1889 

Mrs. Edwin A. Stevens 1885 

Gen. Daniel E. Sickles 1890 

Inglis Stuart 1889 

Morris D. Stevens 1881 

Daniel T. Stevens 1890 

Henry R. Stiles, M.D., Hon 1869 

J. E. Stilwell, M.D 1S88 

Anson Phelps Stokes 1889 

William L. Stone 1889 

Gen. William S. Stryker 1889 

Mrs. Robert L. Stuart, Life 1888 

John Schureman Sutphin 1889 

Satterlee Swartwout 1889 

Frederick S. Tallmadge 1888 

Frederick D. Thompson, Life 1877 

Mrs. Howard Townsend i838 

Randolph W. Townsend 1880 

Edward Trenchard 1888 

Bayard Tuckerman 1888 

[erris A. Van Auken 1889 

Charles M. Vail 1889 

Cornelius Vanderbilt . 1881 

Warren Van Norden 1889 

Kiliaen Van Rensselaer 1890 

George Van Siclen 1889 

Elias W. Van Voorhis 1881 

Philip R. Voorhees 1890 

Gerrit H.Van Wagenen 1S76 

E. de V. Vermont 1886 

Salem H. Wales 1S88 

John Brisben Walker 1890 

Col. John Ward 1888 

Louis T. Warner, M.D., Life 1S69 

John A. Weeks 1871 

Rev. Theodore W. Welles 1S90 

Jacob Wendell, Life 1888 

John S. White 1888 

William T. White, M.D 1886 

Octavius A. White, M.D 1890 

Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson, Life 1880- 

Gen. Edward F. Winslow, Life. . . . 1888 

Robert C. Winthrop, Hon 1881 

Isaac F. Wood, Life 1870 

Mrs. Edward L. Youmans 1888 



genealogical aito ^iograplncal Jeeorb. 

Vol. XXII. NEW YORK, APRIL, 1S91. No. 2. 


By J. M. Le Moine, F.R.S.C. 

The following is a short summary of what was done in Quebec to 
rescue from unmerited censure the name of the brave but ill-faied com- 
mander, Richard Montgomery, who fell at Pres-de-ville, at Quebec, on 
31st December, 1775. Several years have now elapsed since I undertook 
to vindicate the memory of Brig. -Gen. Richard Montgomery, unjustly 
aspersed by several of our leading French historians in Canada, who had 
confounded him with his barbarous brother, Capt. Alexander Mont- 
gomery. As some writers have still persisted in holding Richard respon- 
sible for the acts of Alexander, notwithstanding the convincing proof I 
adduced in the Saturday Reader, in 1866, it may not be amiss to reca- 
pitulate the salient points in my memoir. The charge of atrocious 
cruelty, brought by French writers against R. Montgomery, rests on 
the supposition that he was the "barbarous Captain Montgomery, who 
commanded us " (the 43d Foot) — alluded to in Lieutenant Fraser's 
Diary of the Siege of Quebec, in 1759 — the entry runs thus: "23 
Aug. 1759 — 'there were several of the enemy (the French) killed and 
wounded, and a few prisoners taken, all of whom the barbarous Captain 
Montgomery, who commanded us, ordered to be butchered in the most 
inhuman and cruel manner, particularly two who I (Lieutenant Fraser) 
sent prisoners by a serjeant, after giving them quarter, and engaging that 
they should not be killed, were one shot, and the other knocked down 
with a tomahawk and both scalped in my absence by the rascally Ser- 
jeant neglecting to acquaint Montgomery, that I wanted them saved, as 
he, Montgomery pretended when I questioned him about it ; but even 
that was no excuse for such an unparalleled piece of barbarity. After 
this skirmish, we set to burning the houses with great success setting all 
in flames, till we came to the church of Ste. Anne " (Siege of Quebec, 1759, 
Fraser). 1 also for a time accepted the version promulgated by my 
respected seniors — until the discovery, in the archives of the Literary and 
Historical Society, of documents which the Society, at my suggestion,, 
printed. I alluded to a dry-as-dust MS. letter which I found one day in 
ransacking among some old papers — it bore date, "Quebec, 15th June, 
1776 " — was addressed to a general officer in England — the writer's 
friend ; the latter part of the letter was missing, and so was the signature. 
In comparing date with context, it was easy for me to fix on the writer ; 

* For an article on the ancestry of General Montgomery, see Record for July, 
1871, Vol. II., pp. 123. — Editor. 

56 Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. [April, 

evidently it was Major H. Caldwell, unbosoming himself to his old com- 
mander, Brig.-Gen. James Murray. At p. 7 occurred the following, in 
alluding to the city blockade of 1775 : "General Montgomery (brother 
of him you might remember at Quebec, and lately a Capt. in the 17th 
Regt. ''). There was a luminous flash in these few words ; two Mont- 
gomerys, then, I said, served King George II. in America, in the summer 
of 1759 — Capt. Alexander Montgomery of the 43d, the regiment detailed 
to ravage with fire and sword St. Joachim, Ste. Anne, etc., near Quebec — 
the commanding officer of the detachment connected with the Ste. Anne 
butchery, as stated by his subaltern, Lieutenant Fraser. Being then in 
correspondence with the late George Coventry, of Cobourg, who had been 
charged by the Hon. Wm. Merritt to transcribe MSS. on our late wars, 
I induced him to help me to clear up this point, and to write to the War 
Office in London to ascertain what regiment, and how many Mont- 
gomerys, had served in the campaign of 1759 at Quebec. 

On the 2 2d September, 1866, Lieutenant-General Peel, Secretary at 
War, instructed his secretary, Ed. Lugard, to furnish Mr. Coventry with 
full particulars in reply to his inquiry. This courteous letter was sent 
me by old Mr. Coventry. It established conclusively that Alexander 
was the name of the Captain Montgomery of the 43d ; and the Mont- 
gomery of the 17th a lieutenant in 1759 — was named Richard. We all 
know that the name of the luckless leader of the storming party at Pres- 
de-ville, Quebec, on the 31st December, 1775, was Richard Montgomery. 
My memoir, with the documents on which it rests, appeared first in the 
Saturday Reader, published in Montreal in 1866 — a French version was 
put forth in the Album du Touriste, pp. 3-6, printed at Quebec in 1872, 
and is referred to in detail in the Report of the Centenary Anniversary 
of the repulse of Montgomery and Arnold before Quebec in 1775. See 
Transactions of the Literary and Historical Society, of Quebec, for 1876. 

Spencer Grange, Quebec, New Year's Eve, 1890. 


By Richard Wynkoop, of Brooklyn. 

The descendants of this couple, for the most part, write the name 
Thompson : in the early church records at New Brunswick, N. J., the 
name appears without the/>, and also with it. 

The parentage of Archibald has not been ascertained. He is sup- 
posed to have been of the Perth Amboy line. His name is not found in 
the baptismal records of New Brunswick, nor of New York City ; and the 
family records of the Elizabethtown line do not contain his name. He 
was of Scotch descent. 

He was received, on confession, by the church at N. B., Aug. 10, 
1 74 1, and his name recorded Tompson. His wife was received, on 
confessii n, Nov. 9, 1750, " Coba Scheunnan huys vrouw van Archabel 

189'.] Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. 67 

tomson." She was child of Jacobus Schuurman and Antje Terhune, 
and was baptized at N. B., Feb. 2, 1724. 

[Archibald m. 2d Elizabeth Stryker. She was sister to Rev. Peter 
Stryker. (Man. Ref. Ch., 1879, P- 4^9-) Descendants by this second 
marriage will be briefly mentioned here. There were six children : 
Archibald A, who lived at N. Bruns. ; d. 1S56 ; m., Mch. 1795, Maria 
Bordine: Jane, bap. N. B. , Au°\ 9, 1761 ; d. unmarried : Jacoba, bap. 
N. B., July 16, 1763 ; prob. d. an infant ; Jannetje, bap. Passaic, May 19, 
1765 ; Jacobus, bap. May 3, 1767 ; Pieter, bap. May 20,1770. The g. 

c. were : (a) George ; bap. N. B. Aug. 6, 1795 ; lived at Changewater, 
Sussex Co. ; left two sons : (b) Nicholas, bap. Sept. 30, 1798 ; had a son 
Jacques, who prob. d. in the Union Army ; (c) Elizabeth Stryker ; bap. 
June 7, 1801 : m. to Coddington ; (d) Catharine Shipman ; bap. July 10, 
1803 ; m. to Abram Oakey ; (e) Dinah Anne ; bap. Aug. 21, 1807 ; prob. 

d. an infant; (f) Frederick Bordine, who wrote his name Thomson ; a mis- 
sionary; m. 1st Catharine Wyckoff ; 2d Emma Cecilia Combe, a Swiss 
missionary : their dau. Helen Maria settled in Switzerland ; and another 

daughter, Maria, was m. to Rev. Matthew N. Oliver ; (g) John ; m. 

Osborn ; no children ; lived at Prospect Plains : all children of Archibald 

Children of Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. 

2. John, "Captain." In 1767 he was the only navigator between 
Am boy and New York, and he commanded a packet on that route in 
1775. He m. June 30, 1766, Jane Stryker, who was dau. of Peter 
Strycker and Antje De Riemer, in the judgment of the present writer : 
but this parentage is questioned. 

Captain John, and his cousin, James Schuurman, whose name has 
come down to us with the spelling Schureman, were taken prisoners by 
the British at Lawrence's Brook (" Laurens ") and were transferred to New 
York, where they were confined in the " sugar-house, " and there they 
were befriended by a Tory named Kesick, Kisuyck, or Kissock, for whom 
he named one of his children, somewhat to the annoyance of the son, 
but the name very justly adhered to him, as a memorial of kindness. 
The Captain lived at New Brunswick, where his son John was graduated at 
Queens College, 1794, until 1798, when he removed, with his family, to 
Charlton, N. Y., and settled down at Fonda's Bush, now BrQadalbin. 
His son Peter lived at New Brunswick, subsequently. 

3. George ; bap. N. B., July 21, 1751, "Joris" ; m. Mary William- 
son, with a license dated Dec. 11, 1778. They lived at Rhode Hall, 
near Cranberry, N. J. The wife was dau. of David Williamson and 
Eleanor Schuyler, and sister of Eleanor, wife of James Schureman above 
mentioned. After George's death, Mary became wife of Thomas 

4. Anna ; bap. Aug. 12, 1753. 5. Jacoba; bap. Oct. 16, 1757. 

Third Generation. 
Children of John Thompson (2) and Jane Stryker. 

6. Peter ; bap., N. B., March 22, 1767 ; m. Nov. 5 , Christina, 

dau. of Judge Abraham Schuyler and Alechi Voorhees. He lived at New 

68 Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Sclnmrman. [April, 

Brunswick, although it seems that he had gone with his father to New 

6a. Margaret ("Thomson ") ; bap. March 5, 1769. 

7. Archibald; bap. April 26, 1770; m. Catharine Applegate. 

8. Jane ; 2d wife of Rev. Conrad Ten Eyck, whose 1st wife was Eliza- 
beth Thompson, said to have been daughter of "Judge Thompson," by 
whom he had two sons, William and Conrad, and also, prob. , Hendrick 
Buyer, bap. Somerville, July 25, 1790. 

9. John ; physician ; d. Feb. 1853, 78, 4 ; gr. Queen's College, 1794 ; 
m., 1798, Mary Lyell, dau. of a sea captain, Thomas Lyell, g. s. of 
David de Lyell, a settler at Perth Amboy, about 1697. Thomas's wife 
was a Fanny Mary Thompson, whose mother was prob. a Lorraine. 

10. Anne ("Nancy"); d. 1851, 75, 4; m. Nov. 28, 1797, to Rev. 
Dr. Matthew La Rue Perrine ; b. Freehold, N. J., May 4, 1777 ; d. at 
Auburn, N. Y. , Feb. 11, 1836; gr. Princeton, 1797; licensed 1799; 
missionary in Penn. and N. Y. ; Pies. ch. at Bottle Hill, N. J., 1802, 
and, subsequently, at South Hanover till 181 1; Spring st. ch., N. Y., 
181 1-20; Prof. Eccl. Hist, and Ch. Polity, Auburn Seminary, May 2, 
1821, till his death, and Prof, of Theology also for two years; D.D. 
Alleghany College, 1818. They had no children, and he educated for 
the ministry two of his wife's nephews — Perrine, s. of Dr. John, and 
Archibald, s. of George. He bought a farm at Broadalbin, and sold it 
to Isaac S. Thompson. 

11. Elizabeth (" Betsey ") ; bap. N. B., May 4, 1780 ; m. Jan. 1809 
to Peter Van Neste. Most of the descendants write the name without 
the final e ; a few write it Van Ness. They lived and died at West Sparta, 
N. Y. Van Neste, by a former wife, had a son, Peter P., m. Catharine 
Vosburg, and removed to Penn. 

12. Isaac Schurman ; b. Oct., bap. Nov. — , 1782, N. B. ; d. Sept. 
1848 ; m. Jan. 23, 1806, Wilhelmina Bant. He lived at Broadalbin, on a 
farm he had purchased from Dr. Perrine. He was an officer in the war 
of 18 1 2, and was with the forces at Sackett's Harbor. He was known as 
" Captain." 

13. George ; b. Mch. 17, bap. May 10, 1785 ; d. Oct. 17, 1816 ; m. 
Feb. 5, 181 1, Elizabeth ("Betsey") Fonda. 

14. Philip Kisuyck ; b. Mch. 1, bap. Apl. 8, 1787; d. Oberlin, 
O., Apl. 1859 ; m. 1st, June 30, 181 1, Eunice Gaylord, b. Sept. 20, 1787, 
d. Jan. 10, 1826 ; m. 2d, Jan. 29, 1827, her sister Hannah, b. July 27, 
1 79 1, d. Apl. 20, 1885. He was named for the Royalist, who had be- 
friended his lather. 

Children of George Tho?npson (3) and Mary Williamson. 

15. Jacobus; bap. N. B., May 22, 1785. 16. David Williamson, 
bap. Nov. 1 8, 1787. 

Fourth Generation. 
Children 0/ Archibald Thompson (6) and Catharine Applegate. 

17. John Applegate. 18. Edward Willet, bap. N. B. , Sept. 13, 
1795 ; d. at his home, Montgomery, Ala., unmarried. 19. Peter 
Stryker ; bap. Sept. 17, 1797 ; lived in Alabama, and had children. 

1 89 1.] Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. 60 

Children of Peter Thompson (7) and Christina Schuyler. 

20. Jane; bap. N. B., Aug. 1, 1790; d. Aug. 29, 1 7 9 1 , 1, 1, 19. 
21. Abraham Schuyler; bap. May 13, 1792 ; m. Catharine Voorhees ; 
lived at Sparta, N. Y. 22. Jane; bap. June 29, 1794, "Jain"; m. to 
Jermine Weeks. 23. Alice (Aulche) ; hap. Apl. 24, 1796 ; d. 1, 3, 2. 
24. Alice Schuyler (" Altje") ; d. Dec. 19, 1797, aged 40 hours. 24a. 
John ; bap. Jan. 20, 1799 ; d. May 5, 1800, 1,5, 6. 25. Alice Schuyler ; 
bap. Apl. 20, 1 80 1 (" Alche "). 26. John 2d ; d. Aug. 2, 1804, 16 mos. 

27. Catharine L. ; d. Meherrin, Va., Oct. 1, 1880 ; m. to her cousin, 
John T. Van Ness — as he writes it. They lived at first at Sparta, N. Y. 

28. Staats ; d. young, unmarried. 29. Anne ; m. to Rev. Morris Barton. 
30. Lettie ; m. to William Gale. 

Children of Rev. Conrad Ten Eyck and Jane Thompson (8). 

31. John Thompson; married; lived near Corning, N. Y. 32. Eliza- 
beth Anne ("Betsey") ; m. to Rev. Rob. W. Hill, of East Bloomfield, 
N. Y.; lives with her son, Rev. La Rue Hill, Corning. ^^- "Thomp- 
son ;" went to Mich. 34. Bergen ; d. in California, recently. 
35. Alice ("Elsie") ; m. to Rev. John Thalheimer, of Henrietta, N. Y. 

Children of Dr. fohn Thompson (9) and Mary Lyell. 

36. Thomas Lyell: b. Mch. 20, 1799; m. Helen Coolidge ; d. at 
Schenectady, ^j. Jane* Anne ; b. Apl. 20, 1801 ; d. Feb. n, 1876; 
m. 1824 to Adrian Kissam Hoffman, M.D., b. Mch. 26, 1797, d. May 
5, 1871 ; their bodies buried in the cemetery at Sing Sing. 38. Frances 
Maria (" Fanny") ; b. Feb. 27, 1805 ; m. to Rev. James Adams, who d. 
in Mississippi ; lives at Kingston, N. Y. 39. Eliza : b. June 16, 1807 ; 
d. Mch. 30, 1870, Boscabel, Wis.; m. Aug. 29, 1826, David Mead, b. 
July 26, 1797, d. Eagle, Wis., Mch. 11, 1854. 40. Matthew La Rue 
Perrine ; educated for the ministry by Dr. Perrine ; m. 1st Sarah Hooker; 
2d Mary Norton ; d. in Europe. 41. Margaret; m. to Rev. Veile, or 
Vail, of Cochecton, Penn. 

Children of Peter Van Neste and Elizabeth Thompson (11). 

42. Susan ; b. Mch. 17, 1810 ; m. Sept. 14, 1S36, to George S. Ker- 
shaw, who d. Dec. 15, 1887; lives at Anacostia, D. C. 43. John ; b. 
May 2, 181 1 ; d. an infant. 44. Jane M. ; b. Mch. 2, 1812 ; d. an in- 
fant. 45. Peter Stryker, Rev. Dr.; b. Aug. 21, 1813 ; m. 1st, Nov. 1, 
1842, Caroline Barker; m. 2d, Aug. 2, 1886, Mary Stewart; lives at 
Genoa Junction, Wis.; writes his name Van Nest. 46. John Thompson ; 
b. Sept. 21, 18 14 ; m. 1st, Dec. 5, 1836, his cousin, Catharine L. Thomp- 
son (27) ; m. 2d, Oct. 6, 1881, Harriet S. Chapman, dau. of Isaac 
Chapman, wid. of Chas. P. Bailey ; lived first at West Sparta, now at 
Meherrin, Va. ; writes his name Van Ness. 47. Hannah Maria; b. Sept. 
19, 1817; m. Feb. 24, 1842, to John W. Van Nest, not previously 
related; survived him. 48. Jane Anne; b. Mch. 25, 1820; m. to 
Henry Breen. 

~o Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. [April, 

Children of Isaac S. Thompson (12) and Wilhehnina Banl. 

49. Jane Lyell ; b. 1806; m. to Hiram Whitlock, who d. 1847, 
aged 68. 50. John; b. July, 1808; d. May, 1854; m. 1836 Mary 
Capron. 51. Maria Bant; b. 1810 ; d. May 29, 1885, unmarried. 
52. Margaret Akerman ; b. Feb. 5, 1813 ; m. 1st, Feb. 4, 1840, to 
Lorain Sunderlin, who d. A pi. 24, 1847 ', m - 2c b Sept. 21, 1850, to 
Samuel Gilchrist, who d. Oct. 7, 1871; lives at Herkimer, N. Y. ; much 
of this material was obtained through her. 53. Peter; b. Dec. 25, 
18 14 ; m. Apl. 6, 1837, Amanda Melvina Holdridge, who d. May 
18, 1883 ; lived long at Saratoga Springs, now at Ceredo, W. Va., with 
his daughter, w. of Pitt Hoard. 54. George; d. Dec. 19, 1864, aged 
41 ; m. Martha O. Warner; no children. 55. Samuel Bant; b. Nov. 
18 18 ; m. 1st, May. 1842, Harriet B. North, d. 1847: m. 2d, Mch. 
1849, Lucy Melinda Norris ; lives at Broadalbin. 50. Anne Eliza ; b. 
1820; d. Sept. 16, 1823, 3, 8. 57. Matthew La Rue Perrine : b. 
1822 ; d. Apl. 19, 1826. 58. Anne Eliza ; b. 1824 ; d. Oct. 9, 1866 ; 
m. Dec. 26, 1850, to James Madison Quinlan, Prof, in High School, New- 
ark, N. J. 59. Matthew La Rue Perrine ; b. June 18, 1826 ; m. 1st, 
Oct. 2, 1852, Martha Cleora Hayt, b. Sept. 27, 1832, d. Oct. 8, 1853, 
dau. of John C. Hayt and Martha Towner ; m. 2d, May 20, 1857, Har- 
riet Beach, b. Apl. 1, 1828, dau. of John Beach and Alma Seymour ; 
lives at Whitney's Point, N. Y. 60. Helen Catharine ; b. Aug. 28, 
1828 ; m. Nov. 19, 1 85 1, to Stephen Fuller, who d. 1884 ; lives at Her- 
kimer. 61. Rachel Josephine ; d. Jan. 8, 1831, an infant. 

Children of George Thompson (13) and Elizabeth Fonda. 

62. George: a man of fine talents (a lawyer?). 63. Archibald; 
clergyman ; b. Aug. 4, 1812 ; d. Mch. 5, 1885 ; m. 1st Eliza Kellogg; 
2d Elizabeth Arnold ; was educated by his uncle, Dr. Perrine. 64. 
Anne ; b. April 24, 1 S 14 ; m. Sept. 22, 1835, Isaac Henry Palmer, b. 
Sept. 2. 1809, d. Jan. 31, 1889 ; lives at Lodi, Wis. 65. Jane ; b. Oct. 
6, 1 8 16 ; m. May 18, 1842, to Orson Cook. 

Children of Philip K. Thompson (14) and Eunice Gaylord. 

66. Jane ; b. and d. April 5, 1812. 67. Hannah G. ; b. Mch. 22, 
1813, at Broadalbin ; d. Feb. 1, 1844, at Nunda, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 7, 
1832, at West Sparta, N. Y., to Rev. Edwards Marsh, a Pres. min., previ- 
ously of Hamilton, Can. 68. Jane ; b. June 2, 1815 ; d. Apl. 29, 
1843 ; m. Jan. 29, 1833, to Sam. Hale, a farmer, d. Jan. 31, 1877. 
69. Mary Anne ; b. June 18, 18175m. Jan. 2S, 1841, to Rev. Theodore 
John Keep, a Cong, min., b. Blanford, Mass., July 31, 1809, d. July 20, 
1889, at Oberlin, O. He was grad. at Yale ; entered Lane Seminary ; 
went to Oberlin with the seceders on the slavery question ; grad. 1836 ; 
pastor one year of new church at Mansfield, O. ; Prin. of the Prepar- 
atory Dept. of Oberlin, four years ; 20 years pastor of various churches in 
Ohio ; settled down at Oberlin, about 1859 ! fitted his house as a home 
for 25 or 30 self-supporting young women ; in 1888 made over his house 
and lot to the college, in trust for such home, reserving accommodation 
for himself and wife. jo. John ; b. June 22, 1819 ; m. Oct. 9, 1851, 

1 89 1.] Archibald Thomson and facoba Schuurman. n\ 

Anne Eliza Glover ; grad. Union College ; a farmer at Greenoak, Mich. 
71. Gaylord : b. Apl. 15, 182 1 ; m. Aug. 20. 1845, ^Isie Voorhees, 
b. Sept. 20, 1 82 1 ; a farmer at Medina, O. 72. George ; b. Cortland, 
N. Y., Aug. 22, 1823 ; m. Mch. 9, 1852, at Montville. ().. Susan McPher- 
son, of Kirtland, O., b. June 1, 1828 ; a farmer at Medina. 73. Eliza ; 
b. June 26, 1825 ; d- Feb. 27, 1873 ; m. Feb. 8, 1848, to Homer Brown 
Thompson, b. Nov. n, 1825, d. Mch. 8, 1885, a dry goods merchant. 

Children 0/ Philip K. Thompson (14) and Hannah Gaylord. 

74. Eunice; b. Jan. 26, d. Sept. 12, 1828. 75. Eunice; b. Sept. 

15, 1829, Sparta, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 31, 1853, to Rev. Aimer Harper, b. 
May 20. 1826, Cong, min., Port Byron, III. 76. Archibald ; b. June 

16, d. July 8, 1831. 77. Margaret; b. May 30, 1832; d. Dec. 19, 
1855. 78. Fannie Maria; b. Oct. 12, 1834; m. Sept. 7, 1865, to 
Joseph B. Clarke, Pres. Citizens' Nat. Bk., Oberlin. 

Fifth Generation. 

Children of Abram S. Thompson (21) and Catharine Voorhees. 

79. Jane S. ; m. to Gideon Pa-sage ; Dansville, N. Y. 80. Ellen ; 
m. to Hiram Hartman ; no children ; Dansville. 81. Christina ; m. to 
Andrew Canaday ; Dansville. 82. Catharine ; married. 83. Staats ; 

m. 1 st Elizabeth Passage; 2d Anna . 84. John C. ; m. Lucinda 

Walker. 85. Peter. 

Child of Rev. Morris Barton and Anne Thompson (29). 

86. Catharine ; m. to Martin Allen. 

Children oj John T. Ten Eyck (31) and . 

87. Sarah ; m. to Jerome Lansing ; Galway, N. Y. 88. Conkling ; 
m. Elizabeth De Voe, of Owasco. 89. John. 90. Jane ; drowned. 
91. Martha. 92. Martha. 93. Matthew La Rue. 

Children 0/ Rev. R. W, Hill and Elizabeth A. Ten Eyck (32). 
94. Matthew La Rue Perrine ; clergyman ; married. 95. Amelia. 

Children of Thoinas L. Thompson (36) and Helen Coolidgc. 

96. William Lorraine; d. in California. 97. Frances ("Frank"); 
m. to Alonzo Handley. 98. Sarah ; m. to George Massey, of Water- 
town, N. Y. 99. Mary ; m. to Fasten. 100. John ; m. Julia 

Boyce ; no child ; N. Y. 

Children of Dr. Adrian K. Hoffman and Jane A. Thompson (37). 

101. Cornelia ; b. 1825 ; d. Jan., 1866, at Sing Sing; m. 1865 to 
Alfred Buckhout. 102. John Thompson ; '' Governor; " b. Sing Sing, Jan. 
10, 182S ; d. Wiesbaden, Ger., Mch. 24, 188S ; gr. Union College, 1846 ; 
lawyer, New York city ; elected Recorder in i8fto and 1S63, and Mayor, 

j 2 Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. [April, 

1865 and 1867 ; Governor, 1868-70, 1870-72 ; m. Jan., 1854, Ella 
Starkweather, who survived him. 103. Mary E. : b. 1830 ; m. 1848 to 
Col. Chas. Oliver Joline. 104. Emma Kissam ; b. 1832 ; m. j86i to Rev. 
Minot M. Wells. 105. Katharine; b. 1838 ; m. 1st, 1864, to Charles 
C. Hvatt ; m. 2d, 1869 or '70, to Gen. Wtn. II. Morris. 

Children of Rev. James Adams and Frances M. Thompson (38). 

106. James Lorraine; b. July 12, 1 S4 4 ; physician, N. Y. ; m. Mrs. 
Mary Bell. 107. Lyell Thompson ; b. Dec. 26, 1837 ; Consul at Horgen, 
former y at Malta ; was with Farragut at the taking of Mobile. 108. La 

Rue Perrine ; b. May 3, ; d. Jan 11, 1868 ; Lieut. Com. in the 

Navy, with Farragut. 

Children of David Mead and Eliza Thompson (39). 

109. Lyell T. ; b. May 31, 1829 ; m. May 10, 1855, Margaret 
Freeman ; St. Paul, Minn. no. Julia A.; b. Oct. 2, 1831, Brooklyn ; 
m. Sept. 24, 1849, E a R' e , Wis., to David G. J. Miover. 1 11. Emma J. : 
b. Aug. 26, 1S36 ; m. June 1, 1854, to James Ranous ; she died Jan. 2, 
1882, at St. Howard, Wis., of small-pox, leaving husband and children. 
112. Wm. L. ; b. May-q, 1839 ; m. 1st, June 10, 1868, Milwaukee, Ida 
Bentley; m. 2d, Oct. 31, 1878, Menominee, Nellie Wilson. 113. 
Frances A.; b. Jan. 22, 1842 ; m. Apl. 20, 1861, to Henry W. Walter- 
mire. 114. Mary E. ; b. Dec. 17, 1843 ; m. Aug. 23, 1863, to Daniel 
Vandenburg. 115. " Pryne " [Perrine ?] Thompson; b. Aug. 31, 1845. 
116. Caroline Matilda; b. Feb. 5, 1847 ; m. June 14, 1870, Ft. At- 
kinson, to Henry Espersen, a Dane, 5 years Surveyor Gen. of Dakota ; 
La Crosse, Wis. 

Child of Rev. Matthew L. R. P. Thompson (40) and Mary Nor hi 11. 

117. Charles Norton. 

Children of George S. Kershaw and Susan Van Nest (42). 

118. P. Ferdinand; b. May 15, 1838; served in the Union Army ; 
lives in Mo.; five children. 119. Dennis S.; b. July 29, d. Aug. 28, 
1842. 120. Sarah Elizabeth ; b. Apl. 18, 1844; d. Jan. 28, 1845. 
121. Caroline Eugenia ; b. May 17,1846; Treas. Dept., Wash. 122. 
Sarah Elizabeth ; b. Mch. 7, 1848; Illinois. 123. Teunis Rapelyea ; 
b. Feb. 26, 1851 ; lawyer at Seattle, Wash. 

Children of John T. Van Ness (46) and Ca/h. L. Thompson (27). 

124. Archibald La Rue ; b. Jan. 5, 1840 ; m. Feb. 12, 1868, Ella 
V. Gifford ; lawyer at Keysville, Va. 125. Christina ; b. july 12, 184 1 ; 
m. 1st, Dec. 19, i860, to Charles Sherwood, of Seneca, N. Y., d. Oct. 18, 
1878 ; m. 2d, Feb. 9, 1888, to George Bentley, a farmer of Steuben 
Co. 126. Edward Barker; b. Mch. 16, 1845; d. aged 7. 127. 
Elizabeth; b. Sept. 14, 1849; d. aged 4- 128. Elizabeth; b. Nov. 
19, 1852 ; m. Nov. 8, 1879, to Jasper Wilhelm, a farmer of Living- 
ston Co., N. V. 129. Caroline B.;b. May 20, 1S55 ; m. Jan. 5, 1882, 
to Robert Wallace, a farmer near Dansville, Liv. Co. N. V. 

1 89 1.] Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. J 3 

Children of John W.- Van Nest and Hannah M. Van Nest (47). 

130. George ; b. Dec. 6, 1S42. 131. Elizabeth Anne ; b. Sept. 

8, 1846 ; d. Dec. 19, 1851. 132. Peter La Rue; b. May, 1849. 133. 
Maria Josephine; b. May io, 1851. 

Children of Henry Breen and Jane Van Nest (48). 

134. Peter Van Nfst ; b. Aug. 1, 1841. 135. James Henry ; b. 
Sept. 3, 1844. 136. Maria Van Nest ; b. Jan. 14, 1S47. 137. Ellen; 
b. May 5. 1849. 138. Susan E.; b. Nov. 14, 1852. 

Child of Hiram Whitlock and Jane L. Thompson (49)- 

139. Isaac Thompson. 

Children of John Thompson (50) and Mary Capron. 

140. Mary Celestia ; b. 1837; d. 1870; unmarried. 141. Jane 
Anna; b. 1839. 142. Sarah Antoinette; b. 1842. 143. Sarah An- 
toinette; b. 1845 ; m. to Theo. Bradford, of Broadalbin. 144. Fkan- 
celia ("Frank") ; b. 1848 ; m. to Geo. Brown. 145. Edward W. ; b. 
1851 ; m. Ella Andrews, of N. Britain. 146. Rosalinda ; b. 1853; m. 
to Charles Green. 

Child of Lorain Sunderlin and Margaret A. Thompson (52). 

147. Ellura Wilhelmina ("Ella") ; b. July 28, 1844 ; rn. June 

9, 1867, to Henry Churchill, b. June 15, 1844, r>f the Herkimer Paper 

Child of Samuel Gilchrist and Margaret A. Thompson (52). 
14S. William Lorain ; b. Sept. 20, 1851 ; d. Feb. 12, 1852. 

Children of Peter Thompson (53) and Amanda M. Holdridge. 

149. Julia Theresa ; b. Dec. 26, 1837 ; m. Apl. 2, 1856, to Pitt 
Hoard ; lives at Ceredo, W. Va. 150. George Edward ; b. July 24, 
1839 : d. June 1, 1864 ; 2d Mass. Cav. ; Lieut. 86th N. Y. Inf. ; d. from 
the effects of exposure. 151. John H. ; b. Mch. 19, 1842 ; d. Nov. 20, 
1864 ; Lieut, of Co. G, 14th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, used by Grant as 
infantry after the struggle in the Wilderness ; was captured at Petersburgh, 
and died in prison, at Charleston, S. C. 

Child of Samuel B. Thompson (55) and Harriet B. North. 

152. Harriet Adaline ; b. Mch., 1848 ; m. to Harmon E. Van 
Buren, of Mayfield, N. Y. 

Children of Samuel B. Thompson (55) and Lucy M. Norris. 

153. Helen.; b. Oct. 1851 ; d. 18S8 ; m. to Egbert S. Lane. 154. 
John Perrine ; b. 1855 ; m. Fannie Briggs. 155. Lucy. 156. Charles; 
b. 1865 

j a Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. [April, 

Children of James M. Quintan and Anne E. Thompson (58). 

157. Mary Elizabeth ; b. Oct. 16, 185 1. 158. Anna C. Thompson ; 
b. June 21, 1854 ; d. Sept. 12, 1855, at Newark, N. J. 159. Margaret 
Gilchrist; b. Mch. 29, 1857. 160. James Thompson; b. Aug. 15, 
1S59; d. July 29, 1861. 161. James La Rue; b. Nov. 26, 1861. 162. 
Helen Ricord ; b. Feb. 26, 1864. 

Child of Matthew L. R. P. Thompson (59) and Martha C. Hayt. 

163. Martha Hayt; b. Sept. 19, 1853 ; m. Dec. 19, 1878, to- 
Andrew James Robertson, of Elmira, N. Y. 

Children of Matthew L. R. P. Thompson (59) and Harriet Beach. 

164. Hattie Beach ; b. July 19, 1862 ; d. May 8, 1863. 165. 
George La Rue ; b. June 21, 1864 ; m. Jan. 3, 1889, Rosa Field, 
dau. of Henry Field, of Oxford, N. C. 166. Alma Wilhelmina ; b. 
and d. June 27, 1874. 

Children of Stephen Fuller and Helen C. Thompson (60). 

167. Mary Cleora ; b. Oct. 14, 1853 ; d. July 20, 1858. 168. 
Frank Grahame ; b. Oct. 7, 1857 ; m. Sept. 7, 1887, Clara Morrison, 
of Broadalbin. 169. Emma Eliza; b. Dec. 12, i860; m. Aug. 2, 1880, 
to Daniel C. Chase, ex-Senator of N. J., Mayor of South Amboy. 

Child of Rev. Archibald Thompson (63) and Elizabeth Arnold. 

170. Luella. 

Children of Isaac H. Palmer and Anne Thompson (64). 

171. Anne Elizabeth ; b. Dec. 3, 1837 ; in. July 1, 1856, to John 
J. Sleightam, b. Dec. 6, 1835. 172. Sarah Jane ; b. Nov. 1, 1839 ; m. 
Sept. 5, 1 86 1, to Edward Andrews, b. Aug. 28, 1836. 173. Mary 
Amelia ; b. Feb. 26, 1842. 174. Julia; b. Feb. 17, 1844 ; m. Oct. 
26, 1875, to Addison Eaton. 175. Isaac Henry ; b. Nov. 7, 1845 ; d. 
Nov. 14, i860. 176. Helen; b. Sept. 22, 1847. I 77- Edward; b. 
Mch. 30, 1850 ; d. Jan. 28, 1873. 178. Clorine ; b. Feb. 21, 1852 ; m. 
May 4, 1875, to Charles P. Clemans. 179. Harriet Emma ; b. May 31, 
1854. 180. Herbert; b. Dec. 29, 1857. 

Children of Orson Cook and fane Thompson (65). 

181. Lucy; b. Mch. 12, 1843 : m - t0 Win. Pye. 1S2. Helen ; b. 
Oct. 8, 1845. l &3- Edwin; b. Mch. 23, 1848; married; 2 children. 

184. Euphrasia A. ; b. Oct. 9. 1850 ; m. to Gershom Foster ; no child. 

185. La Rue P.; b. July 22, 1853 ; married ; 2 children. 186. Flor- 
ence ; b. Oct. 1, 1856 ; m. to Caleb Pye ; 4 children. 187. Walter 
E. ; b. Dec. 29, 1859 ; m. Josephine Tooker ; 1 child. 

( To be continued.) 

189 1.] Weddings at St. Mary, Whifechapel, London. 

FROM A.I). i6t6 TO 1625. 


Communicated by John V. L. Pruyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XXII., p. 56, of The Record.) 

17, John Wolrner et Joane Stymson. 
23, William Bonefant et Agnes Stebard. 
23, John Berd et Agnes Stamack. 
30, Christopher Bromley et Alice Russell. 
December 1617. 

4, Robert House et Anne Chapman. 

7, Henry Whitred et Alice Parker. 
22, Tho : Payne et Jone Lemon. 

22, Tho : Amis et Wynifried Pye. 

23, Tho : Walford et Alice Spencer. 

26, George Gale et Mary Dauis. 

30, Peeter van de Brookes et Eliza : Clarke. 

30, Rich : Wright et Jone Sherley. 

31, William Martine et Jane Fayrecloth. 

January 1617. 
1, George Dauis et Anne Hoult. 

7, William Jackson et Susanna Poole. 

22. Tho : Rooke et Alice Horth. 

ffebruary 16 17. 

1, Christopher Cottesford et Ellen Jones. 

2, Rich : Stannidge et Eliza : Parker. 

3, Rich : Stacy et Amy Plowright. 

8, John Leacock et Elizabeth Maybanke. 

9, Andrew Thorne et Joane Lyllam. 
10, Tho : Arnold et Jone Remnant. 

12, John Ancell et Hanna Skingle. 
15, Tho: Dauvson et Jone Barker. 
15, Robert Jackson et Cicyly Stonner. 
17, James Johnson et Katherine Young. 
19, Stephen Hopkins et Eliza : ffisher. 

March 1617. 

March 16 18. 

27, Rich : Greene et Mary Symons. 
31, Robert Coppin et Ellinor Bogg. 

April 161 S. 

6, Arthur Greene & Issabell Nichols. 

7, George Cory et Mary Roe. 

7, Godfery Burton et Eliza : Curtuous. 
9, Anthony Creede et Ann Vbley. 

13, James Lintron et Mary Alloway. 

23, Robert Barton et Anne Havnes. 

May 1 61 8. 
7, Nicho'as Glisson et Marv Harding. 

76 Weddings at St. Maty, WhitechapeL London. [April, 

14, Tho : Warren et Joane Stubbs. 
17, George Spicer et Jane Neave, 
17, William Wheatall et Amy Lane. 
17, John Catlingson et Eliza : Morgan. 
17, Giles Perill et Barbery Byrchett. 

25, Chistopher Samon et Eliza : Lightfoote. 
25, John Norbery et Jone Marret. 

27, John Silke et Margaret Harvy. 

31, Tho : Loveday et Mary Hawkyns. 

June 1 6 1 8. 
2, Theodore Bradley et Mary Cornewall. 

16, John Grastocke et Mary Anderson. 

17, John Eldred et Isabell Pitt. 

18, Edward Shakespeare et Vrsula Cobbet. 

18, John Clerke et Luce Pepper. 

21, William Joplyn et Awfrey Wood. 
24, Leonard Bell et Katherine Holmes. 

24, Isaack Rooke et Ann Martine. 

25, Tho : Hawkins et Margaret Long. 

28, William Stonnerd et Erne Shonke. 

28, Rich : Steaken et Katherine ffowler. 

29, Tho : Allen et Jone Tandy. 

July 1 61 8. 
2, Henry Mor et Eliza: Hammond. 
2, John Gaunt et Ann Kendall. 
6, John Lee et Alice Deptford. 
12, Robert Dix et Eliza : Cheatley. 

12, Edward Lankford et Rebecca Garble. 

13, Tho : Schooler et Hanna Nedds. 

19, John Rhodes et Margaret Blankasopp. 

22, Morris Roberts et Susanna Stirrupp. 

26, Zachary Harley et Jone Witney. 

August 1 6 18. 
6, John Watersall et Margaret Morgan. 
9, Rich : Tapley et Ann Boxford. 
12, William Young et Wynifried Ryley. 

23, Edward Owen et Eliza: Sandon. 

27, Captaine Kirke et Jane B shfelde. 

29, Robert Bryant et Mary Robinson. 

30, Rich : Cambridge et Alice Walton. 

31, Edward Procter et Judith Wells. 

September 1618. 

15, Isaack Butler et Mary Hayes. 

20, William Reig[n]olds et Jone Napton. 

24, Vmphrey Dobson et Eliza : Weekes. 

27, Augustine fford et Eliza : Wayght. 

28, Allexander Pursell et Ellen Street. 
28, Emanuell Elliott et Joyce Cozens. 

October 16 18. 
1, William Lemon et Margaret Dallahood. 
8, Pollidore Prichard et Sarah Rew. 
8, Tho : Gumming et Ann Riches. 

i8 9 i.] 

The Crossman Family. 


8, Tho : Cummings et Ann Hixon. 
8, John Mallerd et Garthred Cox. 
22, Tho : Hodgets et Mary Kidyer. 
22, Rich : Midleinore et Eliza : Burrowes. 
25, Ambrose Packer et Jone Shorter. 
25, Rich : Newcome et Dorothy Dauis. 
27, Robert Warberton et Eliza : Jones. 
November 16 18. 
[Left blank. | 
(MS. Notes — " Marriages 1619-1622 [read 
1621, inclusive] deficient.") 

August 1621. 
17, John Higgens and Mary Beamond. 

20, Paul Marshe and Alice Wright. 

21, Robert Seamarke and Anne Cole. 

22, Michaell Gilden and Elizab : Chapman. 
27, Arnold Gelly and Elizabeth Reeve. 

September 162 1. 
x, Edward Thornton and Agnes Sapcoate. 
2, Henry Page and Rose Ingle. 

10, Humfrey Wood and Mildred Jones. 

11, Richard Lord and Alice Palhatchet. 

17, Clement Tompson and Joane Bull. 

18, Garret Magannis and Joane Barnes. 
21, George Peck and Anne Marham. 

23, Tho : Sellars and Sarah Condrae. 

23, Tho : Sequence and Barbery Vessye. 

24, John Netherland and Mary Joyner. 
24, Richard Crome and Jane Stevens. 

27, Richard Dugglas and Alice Matlocke. 
30, John Offley and Elizabeth Harrisson. 

( To be continued?) 

Nov., 1 61 8, to July, 


By J. J. Latting and W. N. Howard. 

1. John Crossman came to New England and settled at Taunton, 
Massachusetts, in 1639. We have been unable to find any evidence of 
the time or place of his birth, or of his parentage and ancestry. There 
was a family of this name residing at Crosse, in Cornwall, England, whose 
pedigree is given in the visitation of Cornwall, made in P620, tracing their 
descent from John Croseman, gent., Temp. 24 Henry VII., An° 1509, 
who bore arms, Sable a chevron or between three goats' heads erased 
argent. There was also a family of Crossman, residing in Somersetshire, 
which bore Arms, Argent a cross ermine between four escallops sable. 
Crest, A demi-lion ermine holding an escallop sable. 


The Cross man Family. 


In the year 1643 a census was taken of the males resident in Taunton, 
between 16 and 60, liable to military duty. The total number was 54. 
The list is printed in Baylies' History of Plymouth, Vol. 2, p. 267. As 
the name of John Crossman does not appear among them, the inference is 
that at that time, if he were living, he was upwards of 60 years of age. We 
have not ascertained the name of his wife, nor the date of decease of either 
of them. In the Plymouth records he is referred to as being deceased 
prior to 1675, an d a s having left issue one son. 

2. Robert Crossman (Senior). He is supposed to have been born in 
England. He resided at Taunton. He married about 1652-53, Sarah, 
dau. of Joseph and Mellicent Kingsbury, of Dedham, Mass. From the 
Taunton Town Record?, it appears they had the following children : 

3. i. John, b. March 16, 1654. 

Mary, b. July 16, 1655 ; mar. Aug. 24, 1673, John Gould 

of Taunton. 
Robert, b. Aug. 3, 1657; mar. July 21, 1679, Hannah 
Brooks, dau. of Gilbert Brooks of Rehoboth. 
Joseph, b. Apr. 25, 1659; mar. Nov. 24, 1685, Sarah Ai- 

Nathaniel, b. Aug. 7, 1660, killed by the Indians at Wren- 

tham, March 8, 1676. 
Eleazar, b. March 16, 1663-64 ; d. Oct. 26, 1667. 
Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1665 ; mar. Nathan Heyward ; d. 

Dec. 26, 1739, aged 75 years. 
Samuel, b. July 25, 1667; mar. (1) Dec. 19, 1689, Elizabeth 

Bell; (2) Dec. 26, 1696, Mary Sawyer. 
Mercv, b. Mar. 20, 1669 ; married John Thrasher, Jan. 26, 

Thomas, b. Oct. 6, 1671 ; a soldier in Capt. Samuel Gallops' 

Co. on the expedition to Canada in 1690. 
Susanna, b. Feb. 14, 1672-73. 

3. John Crossman, son of Robert 2 and Sarah (Kingsbury) Crossman, 
b. Mar. 16, 1654 ; admitted freeman at Taunton, June 5, 1684 ; mar. Jan. 
7, 1689-90, Joanna Thayer, dau. of Nathaniel Thayer, of Taunton. He 
died at Taunton in 1727, and left a will dated May 18, 1727, whereby 
he makes provision for his wife, and devises his real estate to his four sons, 
John. Jonathan, Benjamin, and Henry Crossman. He makes bequests 
to his daughter Abigail White, to the children of his deceased daughter 
Sarah Babbit, to his daughter Johanna Rogers, to his daughter Mercy 
Lincoln, and his daughter Deborah Crossman. Appoints his wife and 
his son John, executors. Issue : 








i. Abigail, b. Oct. 7, 1690. 

ii. Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1692. 

iii. Joanna, b. Mar. 29, 1695. 

iv. Mercy, b. Oct. 6, 1697. 

v. Deborah, b. Feb. 11, 1702. 

vi. John, b. May 27, 1703. 

vii. Jonathan, b. Jan. 27, 1705. 

viii. Benjamin, b. |an. 8, 1708. 

ix. Henry, b. May 6, 1712. 

5. Robert Crossman (Junior), son of Robert 2 and Sarah (Kingsbury) 

189 i.J The Crossman Family. 70 

Crossman, b. Aug. 3, 1657 ; mar. July 21, 1679, Hannah Brooks, dau. 
of Gilbert Brooks of Rehoboth. Issue : 

23. i. Nathaniel, b. March 10, 1680; mar. Oct. 21, 1703, Sarah 


24. ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1681 ; mar. July 16, 1701, Israel 


25. iii. A son, still-born, Oct. 21, 1683. 

26. iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1684 ; mar. Dec. 28, 1709, John 

White, Jr. 

27. v. Robert, b. Aug. 27, 1686 ; died Apr. 11, 1687. 

28. vi. Seth, b. Oct. 1688. 

29. vii. Mehitabel, b. June 1, 1694 ; d. Feb. 25, 1695. 

30. viii. Another son, still-born, June 4, 1697. 

31. ix. Bethia, b. Aug. 1, 1700; d. Oct. 6, 1794. 

10. Samuel Crossman, son of Robert 2 and Sarah (Kingsbury) Cross- 
man, b. July 25, 1667 ; mar. (1) Dec. 19, 1689, Elizabeth Bell ; (2) 
Dec. 26, 1696, Mary Sawyer. Issue : 

By ist Wife. 

32. i. Elizabeth, b. 31 Oct., 1691. 
^T). ii. Thomas, b. 13 Aug., 1694. 

By 2D Wife. 

34. iii. Joseph and Samuel (twins), b. 23 Aug., 1697. 

35. iv. Robert, b. 29 April, 1699. 

36. v. Barnabas, b. 12 Mar., 1701. 
27- vi. Gabriel, b. 6. Nov., 1702. 

38. vii. Sarah, b. 15 May, 1704. 

39. viii. Phinehas, b. 31 July, 1707. 

40. ix. Theophilus, b. 18 Mar., 1709. 

21. Benjamin Crossman, son of John 3 and Joanna (Thayer) Cross- 
man, b. Jan. 8, 1708; mar. Aug. 11, 1737, Bethia Haskins, dau. of 
. . . Haskins, of Taunton. He died May 24, 1792. His wife died 
Aug. 26, 1786. Issue : 

41. i. Tamithy, mar. George Dean. 

42. ii. Bethia. 

43. iii. Prudence, mar. Jabish Rounds. 

44. iv. Priscilla, mar. Amos Cole. 

45. v. Benjamin, mar. Tamerson Austin. 

46. vi. Deborah, mar. Richard Dean. 

47. vii. Hannah, mar. Lewis Briggs. 

-48. viii. Abner, b. at Taunton, Mar. 18, 1746 ; mar. at Queen's 
Village (Lloyd's Neck), L. I., April 11, 1776, Betsey Bar- 
ker. Died Dec. 25, 1812 ; buried on Lloyd's Neck. 

49. ix. Simeon, b. June 14, 1 74 1 , at Taunton. 

50. x. Asa, mar. Aaron Cole. 

51. xi. Asahel, mar. Olive Bliss. 

52. xii. Sylvia, mar. Enoch Hunt. 

go The Crossman Family. [April, 

49. Simeon Crossman, son of Benjamin 21 and Bethia (Haskins) Cross- 
man, b. June 14, 174 1 ; mar. at Queens Village (Lloyd's Neck) Feb. 6, 
1775, Sarah Smith, dau. of Samuel Smith of Humington, L. I. (b. Mar. 
22, 1750). Simeon Crossman died at Half-way-Hollow Hills, Suffolk 
Co., L. I., Nov. 1, 1830 ; interred in the family burial ground at that 
place. Issue : 

53. i. Simeon, b. Jan. 25, 1775. 

ii. Asahe', b. June 1, 1776 ; mar. Sabrey Gregory, 
iii. Gilbert, b. Oct. 3, 1777. 
iv. David, b. Jan. 12, 1780. 

v. Polly, b. Oct. 3, 1 78 1 ; mar. Jacob Cobb ; d. April — , 1844. 
vi. Priscilla, b. Jan. 16, 1785 ; mar. Isaac Weeks, 
vii. Sally, b. Sept. 16, 1786 ; mar. Nathaniel Read, 
viii. Ebenezer, b. July 12, 1788. 
ix. Clarissa, b. June 28, 1791 ; mar. Jonathan Howard of West 

Neck, Nov. 8, 1810 ; d. March 6, 1872. 
x. Alanson, b. April 14, 1794. 





Simeon Crossman, Jr., son of Simeon 49 and Sarah (Smith) Cross- 
man, b. at Huntington, Suffolk Co., L. I., January 25, 1775 ; served as. 
a substitute for Elbert Sammis in the War of 1812. After his discharge 
he embarked on board a vessel for New York. On his way home the 
vessel was becalmed off Sand's Point, L. I., and he landed and started to 
walk to Huntington. To avoid a walk of several miles, he attempted to 
swim the inlet at the head of Hempstead Harbor, when he was taken with 
the cramps and was drowned. 

55. Gilbert Crossman, son of Simeon 49 and Sarah (Smith) Crossman, 
b. Oct. 3, 1777 ; mar. (1) Nov. 18, 1798, Betsey Finch, dau. of . . . 
Finch of Huntington, L. I. (b. May 15, 1770; d. 

April 9, 1 8 19). He mar. Sep. 24, 1822, Mary (Frost) Valentine, widow 
of George Valentine and dau. of Stephen and Sarah (Cock) Frost of 
Matinecock, L. I., then in her 38th year. He was then 45. She died at 
West Neck, Sep. 27, 1839. Gilbert Crossman died at West Neck, Nov. 24, 
1856. Issue, all by 1st wife : 

63. i. Alfred Burrell, b. Aug. 27, 1799 '■> mar - M arv R. Rushmore 

in 1823 ; d. Feb'y 3, 1859. 

64. ii. Betsey Amelia, b. Aug. 3, 1801 ; mar. Charles H. Davis ; d. 

Dec. 29, 1825. 

65. iii. Sarah, b. Nov. 18, 1803 ; d. unmar. Dec. 16, 1882. 

66. iv. Amanda, b. Jan. 12, 1806 ; m. Brewster Conklin. 

- 67. v. Gilbert, b. June 16, 1808 ; mar. Jan. 21, 1S34, Mary Gould ; 
d. Sep. 8, 1873. 

68. vi. Susan, b. May 19, 1810; mar. Walter Brush; d. Feb. 27, 


67. Gilbert Crossman, son of Gilbert 55 and Betsey (Finch) Crossman, 
b. June 16, 1808 ; mar. Mary Gould, dau. of David and Mary (Rusco) 
Gould, Jan. 21, 1834 (b. Nov. 7, 1810; d. Dec. 3, 1878). He died Sep. 
8, 1873. Issue : 

69. i. Wilmot Gould, b. Aug. 22, 1847. 

70. ii. El wood, b. Oct. 10, 1849 ; mar - Mary McKay. 

71. iii. Anna, b. Sep. 3, 1851 ; mar. Charles H. Peck. 

1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in A'tw York. gi 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XXII., p. 14, of The Record.) 


Jan: 17. Gerard Beekman, David. 
Catharina Pro- 
21. Fracis Warne, Eva Robbert. 

28. James Livingston, Jacobus. 
Maria Kierstede. 


31. Willem Rome, Antje 
Wessel W e s s e 1 s e , 
Rachel Van lm- 
Febr : 4. Fredrik Philipse, 
Joanna Brokhols. 
Jacob Van Deiirse, 
Helena Van 
7. Daniel Gaiitje, Maria 
Hendriciis Cavaljer, 

Helena Burger. 
Richard Norwood, 
Maria Cool. 
18. James Fra n k 1 in, 
Maria Drinkwater. 
23. David Abeel, Maria 
Cornells Van Vegten, 

Neeltje Biilsing. 
Petriis Kip, Margrita 
25. Abraham Boke, Re- 
becca Peers. 
Maert 2. Abraham Van 
Deiirse, Antje 
4. Jan Foiman, Eliza- 
beth Wesselze. 
Richard Kip, Maria 
7. Petriis Loiiw, Rachel 







Gerard lis. 









David Provoost, An- 
neke Van de Water. 

M a r i n u s Egt, Aaltje 

Herman Winkler, Geer- 

triida Van Kingswil, 

z. h. v. 

Laiirens Wessels, Su- 
sanna Bratt, z. h. v. 

Andries Meyer, Geertje 

Adolf Philipze, Margarita 

de Peyster. 
Jan Van Aarnem, Aaltje 

Van Deiirse. 

Willem Bogert, Junior, 

Teiintje Pieterse. 
Johannes Blank, Cornelia 

Meljora Liiwes. 

Johannes Ten Eyk, 

Antje Drinkwater. 
Rtitger Blyker, Johanna 

Van Briig. 
Pieter White, Maria Oyls, 

Wed. John Oyls. 
Abraham Kip, C a t h a - 

lyntje Marchalk. 
Isaac Boke, Tanneke 

Isaac Van Deiirse, Anna 

Waldron, z. h. v. 

Pieter Mazier, Jannetje 

Wessel z, z. h. v. 
Petriis Kip, Immetje 

Van Dyk. 
Jan Roseveldt, Catharina 


32 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 

A° 1733. OUDERS. 

n. John Coo, Jannetje 

Van Zandt. 
Johannes Rome, 

Elizabeth Ten 

14. Abraham Blank, 

Maria Laurensz. 
Abraham Van 

Aarnem Maria Van 

Johannes Ten Broek, 

Annatje Smit. 
Dirk Ten Eyk, 

Ne e 1 tj e Harden- 



A n d r i e s Meyer, 
Geertje Wessels. 

Fre deri k Sebring, 
Maria Provoost. 

David C 1 a r k s o n , 
Anna M a r gri ta 

Jacob Kip, Engehje 
21. Johannes Van 
* D e u r s e , ' Geertje 

25. Johannes Lesser, Eva 

Frenk Knecht v. 
Van Gelder, Elisa- 
beth Dienstmeid, 
v, Ver Plank. 

Liicas Van Vegten, 
Anna Woedert. 

Archibald Robber- 
son, Elizabeth 
April 1. Philip French, Anna 

Johannes Blank, 
Rachel Andriesse. 
8. John Galloway, An- 
natje Lam. 

Hero Ellis, Annatje 
de Peyster. 
1 5. Frederik B e k k e r , 
Catharina Zenger. 

Francis Bore, Aaltje 


Jenneke. Frederik Feyn, Mar- 

garietje Feyn. 
Coenraed Samuel Ten Eyk, Anna 
Ten Eyk. Ten Eyk. 

Caparus. Casparus Blank, Maria 

Ten Broek. 
Jacob. Jacob Van Deurse, Sarah 

Van Aarnem. 

Hendrik. Bernardus Smit, Catha- 
rina Forman. 

Neeltje. Jacob ten Eyk, Neeltje 

ten Eyk. 

Ide. Jacobus Turk, Maria 

Meyer, z. h. v. 

Elisabeth. Johannes Van Zant, 
Catharina Bensing, 
z. h. v. 

Mattheus. Mattheus Clarkson, Jo- 
hanna Philipsee. 

Bregje. Abraham Pels, Bregje 

Geertje. Johannes Minthorne 

Sarah Minthorne. 

Magdalcna. Gysbert Gerritsze, Hes- 

ther Sibo. 
Willem. Jan Knecht V. Brevoort 

Maria D°. 

Petriis. Jan Snet, Rachel Wimme. 

Isabel. Hermaniis Aalsteyn, 

z. v. 

Philppiis. Coll. Thomas Farmar, 
Anna Billop, z. h. v. 

Angnitje. Casparus Blank, Angnitje 

Maria. Johannes Lam, Christina 


Daniel. Willem de Peyster, Anna 

de Peyster. 

Frederik. J. Peter Zenger, Catha- 
rina Maulin, z. h. v. 

Johannes. Johannes Turk, Antje 
Kiiypers, z. h. v. 

1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 

A° 1733. OUDERS. 

18. Willem Peek, Fe;r_- 

metje Doiiwe. 
22. Joost Paalding, Sd- 

sanna White. 
25. Mattheus Clarkzon, 
Cornelia de Pey- 
Hermanus Stymetz, 
Elsje Heermans. 
29. Jan Canon, Jenisia 
Johannes Webbers, 
Annatje Van 
May 6. C o r n e 1 i s Klopper, 
Catharina Gere- 
Joseph de Voe, Sara 

[5 22 -] 

25. Sjoert Olferts, Mar- 
grita Van Diiyn. 
Johannes Van Wyk, 
Jannetje Kortregt. 
J or i s Brinkerhof, 
Elisabeth Byrank. 
Juny 1. Jacob S a in m a n , 
Catelyntje Ben- 
3. Gerrit Cozyn, Mar- 

gritje Jansse. 
6. Michiel Cornel isse, 
Elisabeth de Voe. 
Gysbert Gerritsze, 
Margrietje Lesjer. 
13. Nicolaiis Bayard, 
Elisabeth Reyn- 
Jan Goulet, Jannetje 

Hendriciis Smith, 

Titia Rapalje. 
Hendrik Bogert, Cor- 
nelia de Graiiw. 
20. John Le Montes, 
Aaltje Van Nor- 
July 1. Abraham Boelen, 
Elisabeth de Pey- 




Johannes Peek, Cara 



Abraham Paalding, Elisa- 

beth Wels. 


Hero Ellis, Catharina 



Egbert Heerman, Jan- 

netje Heyer. 

Le Gran. 

Joh. Openwael, Sara 

Sens, z. h. v. 


Aarnoudt Webbers, 

Hester Van Orden. 


Gerardus D u i k i n g , Jo- 

hanna Van Burg, z. h. v. 


Jan Pietersse, Annatje 


Jacobus. Cornelis Klopper, Junior, 

Sara Elswort. 
Jannetje. Nicolaas Kortregt, Eva 

Johannes. Evert Byrank, Catharina 

Mattheus. Gil lis Mandeviel, Rachel 

Hoppe, z. h. v. 

Maria. Abraham Aalsteyn, Mar- 

retje Jansse, z. h. v. 

Andries. Androw Bissit, Marytje 


Willem. Gideon Kersting, Tryntje 


Samuel. Samuel Bayard, Mar- 

grita Van Cortland, z. 
h. v. 

Catharina. Cornelis Kortregt, Catha- 
rina Canon. 

Cornelis. Cornelis Rapalje, An- 

natje Antonides, z. h. v. 

Dorotea. Arendt Van Hoek, Maria 

de Grauw. 

Helena. Simon Jausse, Helena 


Anna. Mattheus Klarson, V jv- 

nelia de Peyster, z. h. v. 

§4 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 

July 29. 

Ausr: 1. 

I733. OUDERS. 

8. Elbert Haring, Elis- 
abeth Bogert. 
1 5. Isaac Braesjer, Jan- 
netje de Four. 

Jan Van Pelt, Hille- 
gonda Boek hover). 

18. Jan Oothouwt, Catha- 
lyntje Van Deurs- 

22. Gerrit Heyer, Antje 

David Schuyler, 
Elisabeth Mar- 

Jan Jacobze, 
Harmptje Koek. 

Josiia Stidelj Elisa- 
beth Jansse. 

Samuel Laurens, An- 
natje Van Ttiyl. 

Cornells Wynkoop, 
Elisabeth Van d r 




Jacob Weckenberg, 

Maria Berrie. 
Alexander Ogelvie, 

Janneke Schriiler. 
Johannes de Voor, 

Bregje Pels. 

Willem E 1 s w o r d , 

M a r y t j e v. 

Thimotheus Tarp, 

Margritje Heer- 

John Tarp. Apolony 


Jacob Lory, Mar- 
gr i t j e Van d. 

Willem Laeton. Mar- 
gritje Ketelhuin. 

Abr'" P a rse 1 , Jan- 
netje V. Geveren. 


Margaritje. Jan Bogert, Margaritje 

David. Gysbert Uit den Bogaart, 

Annatje Van Gelder, 

h. v. v., J. B. 
Hendricus. Hendricus Van Pelt, 

C y t j e Boekenhoven, 

h. v. v., W m Viele. 
Hendrik. W m Roseboom, Sara 
Roseboom, h. v. v., Ja b 

Walther. Aarnouwt Rome, Elje 

v. Water, h. v. v., W" 

Hermaniis. Petrus Rutgers, Anneke 


Johannes. Simon Kregier, Elisabeth 

Maria. Gerrit Cosyn, Margrietje 

Jansse, z. h. v. 
Thomas. John Cruger, Margritje 

Moone, j. d. 
Anna. Patrik Jakson, Anna v. 

d r Spiegel, z. h. v. 

Elisabeth. Jan Post, Geesje Burger. 

Alexander. Gerrit Schuiler, Aagje 

Theophilus. Johannes de Voor, Elisa- 
bet Blaiiwvelt, Wed. 
Van C s Pells. 

Willem. Willem Elsword, Maritje 

Rome, Wed. Van R. 

Thomas. Cornel is Tarp, Elsje 

Heermans, h. v. Van 
Har s Stynmets. 

Daniel. Egbert Heermans, Mar- 

gritje Heermans, Wed. 
Van F o 1 k er t Heer- 

Frederik. Jacob Vander Grist, Cor- 
nel Lory, Wed. v. Jan 

David. Jacob Brad, Margritje 

Laton, Wed. v. J. Laton. 

Willem. Burger V. Geveren, 

Elsjer V. Geveren, j. d. 

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Edward Man, Maria 
Van Deursen. 


Thomas Windover, 


Elisabeth El sword. 


Cornells Flamen, 
Aaltje Gerbrands. 



26. William Nersmith, 
Wyntje Paulusse. 

Sept : 2. Joh s Boukenhoven, 
Elisabet V. Gelder. 
Willem Gilbert, 
Maria Van Zant. 

Jacobus de Vie, 
Maria Tilje. 

Frans Lets, Elisabeth 

Hendricus Boele, 

Jannetje Waldron. 



2 3- 




Octob: 3. 

Thomas de La Mon- 

tagne, Rebecca 

Abraham Filkens, 

Pryntje Tiebout. 
Pieter Van Norden, 

Antje Willemse. 
Jan deWit Pieterson, 

Anna Van Home. 

Jacob Sheerman, 
Neeltje Metker. 

Wilhelmus Wertgen, 
Anna Christina. 

Pieter Kembel, Geer- 
truy Bayard. 

Abraham Kip, Maria 
Van den Berg. 

Herbert Harhgen- 

bergen, Maria Bel 

Paul us. 
Philipiis Melsbash, 

Catharina K 1 o u - 








Gerrit Van 






Eva 2 lingen 



Jan V. Aarnem, Jenneke 

Van Aarnem, z. h. v. 
Charles Stey, Antje Van 

Jacob Mar ids Groen, 

Marytje Salisbury, z. 

h. v. 
Hendrik Paulusse, 

Tryntje Van Deursen, 

h. v., Van J. Paulusse. 
Cathalyntje Wels, Wed : 

v. Hulohiin Wels. 
Pieter Pera Van Zant, 

Margrietje Van Zant, 

j. d. 
Pieter H i b on , Elisab. 

Tilje, Wed. V Timot : 

Willem Laton, Margrietje 

Ketelhiiin, z. h. v. 
Benjamin Waldron, 

Cattarina Boele, h. v. v. 

Pief Goelet. 
Egbert Hereman, An- 

natje Montanje, Wed. 

v. H. Dyer. 
Cornelis Tiebout, Maria 

Joh f s Van Vorst, Elisabeth 

Gerrit Van Home, 

Van Home, h. 

Archib d Fisser. 
Pauliis Hoppe, Anna 

Wilhelmiis Altgeldt, 

Anna Geertruda Schiit. 

Stephen Bayard, Judith 

Bayard, Wed. v. R. V. 

Jacob Kip, Elisab 1 v. d. 

Berg, h. v. Van J s V. 

Mattheus Or, AneefEeg, 

Johannes Sorvensteen, 

Eva Sorvensteen. 
Pieter Corselius, Cath a 
Hdl. Sappel. 


V. V. 

86 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 


Johannes Van Orden, Josyntje. 
Adriaantje Web- 
10. Wi 11 em Van Duin, 
Sibrech Verkerk. 


Pieter Van Orden, Aaltje 
Webbers, j. d. 

13. Godefricus Bennewe, 
Pieternelle Mon- 
Alexander Fenix, 
Elisabeth Burger. 
21. Laurens Lammerse, 
Lea Bras. 
Brougon Coeverts, 
Annatje Slover. 
Nov: 4. Ah as li e r us Tiirk, 
Hillegon Kuiper. 
Abraham Marshalk, 
Maria Cebrink. 
18. D° Henricus Boel, 
Elsebet Van 
Pieter Bond, Cat- 
lyntje Meyer. 

25. Johannes Marshalk, 
Johanna Turk. 
Richard Edsall, 
Hillegond de Kay. 
Martinus Eygenberg, 
Anna Maria 
Dec : 2. Lowies Teboe, Maria Maria. 

9. Evert Byvank, Maria Evert. 

5. A b rah a m Aalstyn, Abraham. 

Elisabeth Blom. 
12. Roger French, Mar- Roger. 

grietje Louw. 
23. Willem Carol us, Johannes. 

Fronika Cortelius. 
25. Jacobus Kip, Catha- Johannes. 

rina Kip. 
John Lake, Catha- Aaltje. 

rina Bensen. 

YVilhelmus. Hendrik Classe Kuiper, 
Jannetje Verkerk, z. 
h. v. 

Vincent. Willem Kranny, Mar- 

grita Bennewe, z. h. v. 

Catharina. Jacob Fenix, Cath a Con- 
Elisabeth. Adolf Bras, Margrietje 

Kersteng, z. h. v. 
Brougon. Richard Warldron, Ju- 

dikje Slover, j. d. 
Sara. J ohannes Turk, Antje 

Maria. Joh s Marshalk, Maria 

Marshalk, j. d. 
Henriciis. Jan de W i t Pietersen, 
geboren den Anneke Van Home, z. 
4 Novemb. h. v. 

Pieter. George Lamb, Maria 

Schilman, h. v. v., J. 

Sara. Willem Rome, Maria 

Marshalk, j. d. 
Johannes. Barend Barheidt, Rebecca 

Oothoiiwt, z. h. v. 
Anna Wilhelmus Altgeldt, 

Christina. Anna Maria, z. h. v. 

Gabriel Teboe & Maria 
Koely, z. h. v.. Aar- 
noiiwt Viele & Jan- 
netje Viele, j. d. 

Jan Canon, Junior, 
Elisab : Byvank, h. v. 
Van Joris Brinkerhof. 

Abraham Aalstyn, 
Marytje Jansse, z. h. v. 

Cornells Louw, Annatje 

Joh s Frans Walter, Mar- 
grietje Althuisen. 

Joh s Van der Heiil, Sara 
Kip, z. h. v. 

Abraham Lake, Margriet 
Lake, h. v. Van W m 

1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. §7 



Joh s Van Solingen, Marceliis. 
A n n a t je Mar- 
cel lisse. 
30. Vrederyk Blom, Maayke. 
Apolonia Vreden- 

A" 1734- 
Jan : 1. CornelisVan Gelder, Abraham. 
Elisabeth Mesier. 

Jacobus Wessels, Hercules. 

Catharina Pieterse. 
Paul us Hoppe, Maria Claasje. 
5. Jacob Jacobze, Maria Jacob. 
William Broiiwn, Willem. 
Hanna Burris. geboren den 1 1 
Decemb : 1733 
9. Daniel Lynsze, Joost. 
Cathalyntje Eght. 

16. Jacobus Montanje, Abraham. 
Maria Pel. 

20. Barend Bosch, Aagje Evert. 

Hermanus Rutgers, Antony. 

Elisabeth Bensen. 
Jacobus Pieter Sny- Willem. 

der, Elisabeth Lot. 

23. Allard Antony, Su- Abraham, 
sanna Laurier. 

Johannes Lam, Rachel. 
Christina Lent. 
27. Tennis du Four, Hendriciis. 
Sara Oblinus. 

30. Johannes Pieterse, Johannes. 
Catharina Haver. 

Hendrik Ten Broek, Hendrik. 
Marytje Blank. 

Febr : 3. Christoffer Stynmets, Christoffer. 
Aagje Lammersz. 


Coenraad Ten Eyk, Sara 
Smith, z. h. vrotiw. 

Jacob Blom, Annatje 
Montanje, Wed : v. 
J s Vredenbtirg. 

Pieter Mesier, Marytjeran, 
h. v. Van Aswer s Els- 

Hercules W i n d o v e r , 
Maria Pieterse, z. h. v. 

Willem Hoppe, Elisabeth 
Van Orden, z. h. v. 

Jacob Swaan, Annatje 
Swaan, z. h. v. 

Godefricus B e n n o w e , 
Jannetje Jansse, h. v. 
v., Nicolas Thomas. 

Joost Lynse, Agnietje 
Lynsze, h. v. v. , 
Thomas Vajer. 

Abraham Montanje, 
Hillegond Ktiiper, fa. 
v. v., Asiierus Turk. 

Vrederik Bruyn, Marytje 
Bniyn, Wed. v. Joh s 

Antony Rutgers, Cornelia 
Roos, z. h. v. 

Willem Carolius, Anna 
Maria Erensteyn, h. v. 
v., J. Altgelt. 

Jan Gasherie. Marretje 
Band, Wed. van 
Barend Cornelisse. 

Roelof Van Mepel, Jan- 
netje Lam, z. h. v. 

Hendrik Oblinus, Mar- 
retje Oblinus, h. v. 
Van Mich Terneur. 

Christiaan Stiiiver, Aagje 
G o e 1 e t Wed : van 
Johannes Burger. 

Joh s . ten Broek, Rachel 
Andriesse, h.v. v., Joh s 

Laurens Lammersz, Lea 
Bras, z. h. vrotiw. 

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A" 1734- 




Gerardiis Driiking, 
Johanna Van 


Nicolas Gouverneur, 


Geertry Reinders. 


Johannes Bakkes, 
Elisabeth Wys. 


Abel Hardenbroek, 


Annetje Elsworth. 


Adam Koning, An- 
natje Dey. 


Jacobus Qiiik, Sara 



John Basset, Elisa- 


beth Visscher. 


Wilhelmus Beekman, 
Elisabeth Van Brug, 

David Provoost, Elsebeth 

Johan Jonas, Maria 
Geert, j. d. 

Jacobus Dasy, Maria 
Elsworth, z. h. v. 

Jacob Koning, Anneke 
Dey, j. d. 

Cornelis Quik, Elisabeth 
Roseboom, j. d. 

David Abeel, Eva Vis- 
scher, h. v. v., Antony. 

17. Robbert Livingston, 
Junior, Maria 
24. Johan Wolfgank- 
Algeer, Anna Mar- 
greta Hovelring. 
Maart 3. Johannes Van Syse, 
Engeltje Appel. 
G e r r i t Nieuwkerk, 
Catharina Kiiyper. 
Jacob Ryke, Catha- 
rina Pommery. 
6. Isaac Smith, Marytje 

10. Pieter Van Deurssen, 
Maria Eldring. 

1 7. Johannes Byvank, 

Sara Haviland. 
20. Walter De Graiiw, 

Maria De Lamaar. 
Johannes Vreden- 

burg, Annatje 

24. Willem Roome, Sara 

Mattheus Van Detirs- 
V sen Margrietje 

27. Hendrik Van de 

Water, Anna Skil- 


Philip. Robert Livingston, Mar- 

greta Veets, Wed e . 

Urbaniis. Urban us Spaan, Anna 
Maria Hoveling, z. h. v. 

Wilhelmus. Johannes Appel, Sara 

Wilkes, j. d. 
Mattheus. Hendrik Kiiyper, J a n - 

netje Verkerk, z. h. v. 
Abraham. Thomas Lynch, Mar- 

garietje Ryke, z. u. v. 
Walter. Arent Van Hoek, Sara 

Bos, h. v. v., Gerrit 

Abraham. Abraham Van Deurssen, 

Liicretia Bogardus, s. 

h. v. 
Hanna. Pieter Haviland, Belitje 

Byvank, j. d. 
Johannes. Arent Van Hoek, Marytje 

Heyer, syn h. v. 
Mavke. Jacob Blom, Apolonia 

Vredenbiirgj h. v. v., 

Fredrik Blom. 
Annatje. Nicolaas Antony, Marytje 

Turk, j. d. 
Johannes. Johannes Pouliisse, Jun r , 

Tryntje Van Deurssen, 

s. h. v. 
Thomas. Cornelis Klopper, Senior, 

Catharina Greveraat, h. 

v., Van Cornelis, Klop- 
per, Junior. 

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By Philip Randall Voorhees, Esq. 

'Tis said that Marryat wrote "Japhet in Search of a Father" from the 
desire to show that his genius for romance was not confined to tales 
pertaining to his chosen profession. He, therefore, began his story by 
introducing his hero as a foundling, certified to have been born in wed- 
lock, and then, in due time, sending him forth on his adventurous search. 

This paper is an outgrowth, not of a search like Japhet's, but of 
searches in tracing certain diverging lines of descent from one common 
ancestor, who, emigrating from Holland in the year 1660, settled on Long 
Island. Therefore, dropping genealogy, my paper, as its title imports, 
seeks to recall brave deeds performed by brave men in littoral warfare. 
For literary work no aptitude is claimed ; though, by heredity, associa- 
tion, and some years of service, great fondness "for, and some familiarity 
with, nautical matters have been imbibed. My endeavor, therefore, has 
been to herein marshal historical facts, much as a lawyer would mass 
evidential facts in a brief, for the final hearing, in an equity cause. 

The battle of Bunker Hill had been fought, the Canada campaign 
had ended, and the war in all its practical vicissitudes had begun. 
January, 1776, had nearly passed, and New York and New Jersey were 
anxiously expecting the enemy's descent upon their shores, from the sea, 
when " Lord Stirling and some associates, " says Lossing, "went in four 
boats and captured the British transport Blue Mountain Valley, lying off 
Sandy Hook. " This was " the first small-boat expedition of consequence," 
says the same writer, and he thus describes the affair : " Informed that a 
British transport and provision-ship was on the coast, the Committee of 
Safety at Elizabethtown ordered four armed boats to attempt its capture. 
They came in sight of the vessel about forty miles from Sandy Hook. The 
men in the boats were all concealed under hatches except two in each, un- 
armed, who managed the oars. The enemy mistook them for fishing vessels, 
and allowed them to come alongside. At a preconcerted signal the hatches 
were raised, the armed Americans poured upon the deck of the ship, and 
in a few minutes she was their prize, hardly a show of resistance having 
been made. She was taken in triumph to Elizabethtown Point, where her 
cargo was landed." This exploit was performed on the 23d of January, 
1776, and for it the actors received the thanks of Congress. Lord Stirling, 
a native of New York City, started upon this expedition with his force of 
New Jersey soldiers from Elizabeth, but at Amboy he was overtaken by 
reinforcements in three boats, under the command of Colonel Elias Dayton, 
sent in great haste by the Committee of Safety, in consequence of advices 
received at Elizabeth, after Stirling's departure, that an armed ship was 
going out of New York to convoy the storeship. The expedition then 
became a joint one. Lossing says that it was "under the command of 
Elias Dayton and William Alexander. The latter is better known in our 
history as Lord Stirling." In Stirling's account of this affair, in his letter 
to Congress, under date of January 24, 1776, published in Hatfield's 
" History of Elizabeth, New Jersey," he says: "I immediately set out 
for Amboy, and there seized a pilot boat, and, with forty men, was just 

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pushing out about two yesterday morning when I was joined by three 
other boats from Elizabeth-Town with about forty men each, many of 
them gentlemen from Elizabeth Town, who voluntarily came on this 
service, under the command of Col. Dayton and Lieut. -Col. Thomas." 
By letter dated February 10, 1776, Robert Ogden, Chairman of the Town 
Committee of Elizabeth, also made an official report of this capture to 
John Hancock, President of Congress. For his part in this affair, Con- 
gress, in March, 1776, appointed Stirling a brigadier-general. Colonel 
Dayton, in 1783, had the same rank conferred upon him. It would be 
foreign to the subject of this paper to name the other and more brilliant 
services in many battles of the Revolution of these two officers, each of 
whom survived the war ; the one for a few months only, the other for some 
years. Stirling died in 1783, before the treaty of peace was consummated, 
the actual signing of the same being effected in 1784 ; and Dayton died 
in 1807. 

In Hatfield's volume, just referred to, is published (I quote) "A 
list of the officers and men belonging to the militia of Elizabeth Town, 
who entered on board of the different shallops as volunteers in order to 
take the ship Blue Mountain Valley, January 22, 1776, under the com- 
mand of Elias Dayton, Colonel." Among the names on this list, is that 
of Thomas Quigley, whose name will again appear farther on. 

The summer of 1776 brought to New York the expected British 
troops from Boston, with reinforcements from Halifax, and a British fleet 
also. "On the thirtieth August, 1776," says Lossing, "Admiral Howe 
sailed up the bay with his fleet and anchored near Governor's Island 
within cannon shot of the city." The battle of Long Island had been 
fought and lost on the 27th, and Lord Stirling captured and sent a 
prisoner on board Admiral Howe's flagship Eagle. Long Island, evac- 
uated by the American forces on the night of the 28th, was now at the 
mercy of the enemy, who, on the 3d of September, landed his whole 
forces on the island, with the exception of about " four thousand men 
left upon Staten Island to awe the patriots of New Jersey." During the 
night after the battle of Long Island a forty-gun ship had passed the bat- 
teries and anchored in the East River, somewhat damaged by shot from 
Stuyvesant's Point, the site in later years of the Novelty Iron Works. 
" Washington," says Lossing, "sent Major Crane of the artillery to 
annoy her. With two guns upon the high bank at Forty-sixth Street, he 
cannonaded her until she was obliged to take shelter in the channel east 
of Blackwell's Island." 

Mention of Colonel Crane, who hailed from Elizabeth, N. J., has 
been here made, because he will figure later on as the leader of a board- 
ing party, instead of in command of a shore battery. Washington's army 
evacuated New York City September 15, 1776. In the " Official Reg- 
ister of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, " 
compiled by Gen. Wm. S. Stryker, the adjutant-general of the State, 
to whom I am much indebted for most courteously assisting me in 
obtaining information sought, the names of thirty-six "captains " appear, 
with the names of a number of armed vessels commanded by them, 
under the head-line, "Naval Service." Among these names appear 
those of Adam Huyler, "Captain Privateer Revenge;" William Marren- 
er, unassigned ; Thomas Quigley, "Captain Privateer Lively'," Alexan- 
der Dickie, John Storey, and John Storer, each unassigned. The names 

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of Huyler and Quigley also appear in the list of captains of militia. 
Each of these privateersmen, therefore, bore either a naval or military com- 
mission, or both, from his State. This marine militia formed the per- 
sonnel of a private armed flotilla, consisting of coasting and river vessels, 
mostly of fore and aft rig, and whaleboats propelled by oars, making a 
very formidable mosquito-fleet. 

Huyler appears to have been the most noted commander or division 
officer, so to speak, in this fleet, and the accounts of the exploits of him- 
self and his men seem more like tales of the imagination than sober reci- 
tals of facts. He gave the enemy's navy, in possession of this harbor, no 
rest, attacking and capturing armed transports and supply-vessels, and 
cutting out store-ships from under the very guns of men-of-war and shore 
batteries. Lossing, in referring to Huyler's and Marrener's careers, says, 
"On the arrival of the British the following summer (1776), Captain 
Adam Huyler and William Marrener of New Brunswick, N. J., annoyed 
them so much that an armed force was sent to destroy their boats. New 
boats were immediately built, when these bold men commenced a regular 
system of hostility. They cruised between Egg Harbor and Staten Island, 
and every Tory fisherman was compelled to pay them enormous tribute. 
Huyler captured several small British vessels, and often made unwelcome 
visits to towns on Long Island. * * * Huyler afterwards, with two 
armed. boats, captured a British corvette in Coney Island Bay. They 
went softly alongside in the night, boarded her and secured every man 
without firing a shot. Placing their prisoners in their boats, they set fire 
to the vessel, in which, unknown to Captain Huyler { were forty thousand 
dollars in gold. * * * In some of these exploits Marrener accom- 
panied Huyler, and their names became a terror to the Tories. Mar- 
rener was a prisoner for some time under Major Moncrief, on Long 
Island, and for the unkindness of that officer, Marrener after his exchange 
seized him one fine summer's night and took him to New Brunswick." 

When I began to trace out Huyler's career as a privateersman, I did not 
know that anything like a detailed or connected account of his exploits 
had been attempted, either from tradition or contemporaneous sources in 
print. But in the course of my searches I became indebted to Dr. 
Charles H. Voorhees of New Brunswick, who kindly allowed me the use 
of a copy of a paper prepared and read by him before the Historical Club 
of New Brunswick, which paper was published in the New Brunswick 
Fredonian in its issue of March 29, 1888. From this paper, and some 
of the authorities therein cited, supplemented by others herein cited, I 
have collected all herein relating to the career and death of Captain 



Adam Huyler, at the age of fifteen years, emigrated about the year 1750 
from Holland, and settled in New Brunswick. In 1760, in the old Dutch 
Church, now the First Reformed Church, he married Annie Nevius, a de- 
scendant of the Schureman family. During the war he kept his fleet of 
whaleboats and barges distributed at different places, from New Bruns- 

*The following are the authorities cited in Dr. Voorhees' paper: 
New Jersey Gazette (1781-S2); Philadelphia Packet and Ledger ; Rivington's 
New York Royal Gazette ,• Onderdonk's " Revolutionary Incidents of Long Island His- 
torical Collections of New Jersey " (Barber and Howe) ; " Tales and Traditions of New 
York ; " " Huyler's Attempt to Capture Lippincott, " in New York Sunday Times, about 
August 1851; Hon. Edwin Salter's Letter in New Brunswick Fredonian, June 15, 1863; 
Lieut. J. Drake Chandlee's Letter in Newark Simday Call, February 4, 18S6. 

Q2 New Jersey s Revolutionary Flotilla-Men. [April, 

wick, along Raritan Bay, and as far south as Toms River. His first mate, 
or first officer, was Captain William Marrener of New York, a coast trader, 
known as a brave man and true patriot. Huyler selected his men with 
great care, and only those of experience and skill as watermen, as well as 
of known courage and daring, were retained. With muffled oars his 
boats were pulled at great speed out of the darkness, and sometimes in 
moonlight and daylight, directly alongside of an enemy's ship, whose 
men were made prisoners and the ship a prize, before the watch on deck 
could give an alarm. The rowlocks of these boats were carefully muffled, 
and as they much resembled that useful article of equine equipment, they 
were called by the land-people "horseshoes." It was part of the good 
work of the patriotic women of New Brunswick to assist, with their 
needles and sewing palms, or thimbles, the muffling of these rowlocks 
with stuffed canvas. At the time of Huyler's exploits, now to be detailed 
(commencing in 1781 and ending 1782), New Jersey had passed through 
the crisis of its fate as the seat of war. The campaign beginning in 
November, 1776, the battles of Trenton and Princeton had been fought 
December 26, 1776, and January 3, 1777, respectively, followed June 
20 by the enemy's evacuation of New Brunswick and the State — the 
latter to be again invaded from Philadelphia, followed by the momentous 
American victory at Monmouth, June 28, 1778. During the enemy's 
occupation of the State, and New Brunswick in particular, Huyler either 
cruised out of Egg Harbor into New York Bay, via Sandy Hook, or else, 
being a captain of militia, he was possibly with the land force, until after 
the battle of Monmouth, at least ; after which battle New Jersey, though 
free from armed occupation by the British, was frequently raided by forag- 
ing parties sent out from New York by Sir Henry Clinton, which, says 
Lossing, " ravaged the whole country from the Hudson to the Raritan 
and beyond." Having cruised between Egg Harbor and Staten Island 
with his lieutenant, Marrener, and captured several British ships, as 
before said, though I have found no dates or details of any captures by 
him outside of Sandy Hook, Huyler, about April 14, 178 1, captured 
in New York Harbor a sloop and ransomed her for five hundred dollars. 
This exploit Rivington's Gazelle credited to Huyler and Marrener. But 
a few days later Marrener wrote an explanatory letter, published with Riv- 
ington's notice of the event, in Onderdonk's " Revolutionary Incidents of 
Long Island. " The letter is dated " New Brunswick, Apr. 24, '81," and 
is as follows : 

"To Mr. Loring* — Sir: In a New York paper it is said I was concerned in 
taking a sloop. Such a report is without foundation. I am on parole, which I shall 
give the strictest attention to. She was taken by Huyler and Dickie. 

Yours, etc., 

Wm. Marrener. 

About May 2, 1 78 1, Huyler took a Hessian major in the night from 
the house of Michael Bergen, at Gowanus, the enemy's camp being close 
by. Then June 18, 1781, surprising the sergeant and guard, he carried 
them off from the house of Captain Schenck, at Canarsie, that officer, 
probably luckily for himself, being absent. About October 7, 1781, 
Hurler, with one gunboat and two whaleboats, within a quarter of a mile 
of the guardship at Sandy Hook, attacked five vessels, and after a sharp 

* Tory, and British " Commissary of Prisoners." 

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conflict of fifteen minutes carried them by boarding, without the loss of a 
man, taking from one of the vessels fifty bushels of wheat and a quantity 
of cheese. Part of this cargo belonged to Captain Lippincott, of New 
York, who later, as will appear farther on, had a very narrow escape from 
capture at the hands of Huyler and his "press gang." About October 
15, 1 78 1, Huyler, with one gunboat and two whaleboats, boarded one 
sloop and two schooners, which lay under cover of the post at the Sandy 
Hook lighthouse. But, being much annoyed by a galling fire from an 
armed galley lying near Staten Island, he burned the sloop (which was a 
dull sailer), and reached New Brunswick with all his prisoners and one 
schooner; the other schooner having grounded, he was compelled to 
abandon it. About October 27, 1781, Huyler, with one gunboat, sur- 
prised the refugee town near Sandy Hook, and there captured six noted 
horse thieves, whom he brought off as prisoners. A few days prior to 
November 14, 1781, Huyler, with one gunboat and a small party of 
men, captured a ship at the Narrows, with her crew of about fifteen men. 
He endeavored to run her up the Raritan River, but she grounded ; and 
the enemy, approaching in force, compelled him to destroy her by fire to 
prevent recapture. He succeeded, however, in carrying off part of her 
cargo of rum and pork, with all of his prisoners. This ship was probably 
the Father's Desire, whose cargo was sold at public auction as part of 
Huyler's captures. About December 15 (13), 1781, Huyler, with his 
whaleboats, captured at the Narrows two refugee sloops, having on 
board specie to the amount of six hundred pounds sterling, dry goods, 
sugar, and rum, all of which were taken to New Brunswick. The enemy 
had been by this time so much annoyed by Huyler's forays, that an 
expedition to destroy his boats was fitted out, which arrived at New 
Brunswick on the 9th of January, 1782.* The party, consisting of three 
hundred refugees and British, landed at New Brunswick, plundered two 
houses, and held possession of the town for about an hour, destroying some 
of Huyler's whaleboats while in the town. They were gallantly opposed 
by the neighboring militia and driven off with some loss. Several of the 
Tories were killed, and several carried off wounded. Five Americans were 
wounded and six taken prisoners, but none killed. 

Huyler soon repaired his losses of boats, but the force of British and 
Tories, which on March 24, 1782, attacked and captured the Block- 
house at Toms River, with its gallant commander and defender, Captain 
Joshua Huddy, subsequently murdered by the "Associated Loyalists" 
domiciled in New York, carried off a large barge which, the enemy 
claimed, belonged to Huyler's fleet. But the next month, sometime in 
April, 1782, Huyler, in an open boat, captured a large cutter lying near 
Sandy Hook, almost in readiness for sea, and within hail of the British 
frigate Lion of 64 guns. This prize mounted twelve eighteen-pounders. 
Huyler made prisoners of her crew of forty men and blew up the ship. 
He also captured a sloop, and ransomed her for four hundred dollars. 
The New Jersey Gazette states that "on this expedition Huyler had with 
him one gunboat and a barge, and that the cutter mounted six eighteen- 
pounders and ten nine-pounders." Of the cutting out of this "cutter " 
from under the guns of the Lion, man-of-war, one of the prisoners, her 

* Accounts of this expedition were published at the time in Rivington's New- 
York Royal Gazette, in the New Jersey Gazette, and in the Philadelphia Packet of 
January 15 and 16, 1782. 

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captain, is said to have told the following story, published in Barber and 
Howe in an "Extract of a letter from New Jersey, June 19, 1782." This 
extract, after referring to Huyler's capture of this eighteen-gun vessel, 
makes her captain say in substance as follows : "Our vessel was at anchor 
near Sandy Hook, the Lion about a quarter of a mile distant. I was on 
deck with three or four men. We were admiring the beautiful full moon, 
when we suddenly heard several pistols discharged in the cabin, and, 
turning around, we perceived a number of armed people on deck, who 
ordered us to surrender in a moment. We were put below and the 
hatches immediately barred over us. The firing, however, had alarmed 
the man-of-war, which hailed us to know what was the matter. We were 
not in a situation to answer, but Huyler was kind enough to do it for us, 
telling the people on board the man-of-war, through his speaking-trumpet, 
that ' all was well ; ' after which, unfortunately for us, they made no 
further inquiries." 

About May 25, 1782, Huyler, with his armed boats, being in the 
Shrewsbury River, was attacked by a detachment of troops, which sought to 
intercept and capture him in passing through the "gut." Huyler landed 
thirteen men and charged the enemy, killing or wounding four men and 
making prisoners of a captain and eight men. About July 2, 1782, 
Huyler, accompanied by Captain Storey, with two whaleboats, boarded 
and captured in New York Bay, at noon, the schooner Skip-jack armed with 
six guns and swivels, made prisoners of her crew of nine or ten men, and 
then burned the prize in sight of the guardship. About the same time 
he also captured three or four trading vessels loaded with calves, sheep, 
and stores. About, or shortly before, the date last mentioned, Huyler 
determined to capture Captain Richard Lippincott (whose surrender had 
been demanded by Washington and refused). Lippincott was a native of 
New Jersey, but then one of the "Associated Loyalists " in this city. 
Lippincott had headed the party which murdered Captain Joshua Huddy, 
and had even pulled on the rope with which he was hanged. A full his- 
tory of this crime appears in a published address of General Stryker, enti- 
tled "The Capture of the Blockhouse at Toms River, March 4, 1782," 
read by him at the memorial service at Toms River, May 30, 1883. 
Huyler, therefore (as told in Barber and Howe and Lossing), with his men 
and himself disguised as a man-of-war's press gang, left the Kills of Staten 
Island after dark with one boat, and arrived at Whitehall Street about nine 
o'clock. Leaving his boat in charge of three men, he went to Lippin- 
cott's residence, but, upon inquiry, he learned that Lippincott had gone 
to a cock-fight. Failing, therefore, in his object, he returned to his boat 
with his " press gang," and, leaving Whitehall, he captured off the Bat- 
tery a sloop from the West Indies, laden with rum. Before daylight he 
reached Elizabethtown Point, and had landed from her and secured forty 
hogsheads of her cargo, when to prevent recaptures he was burned. It 
may be recalled here that the refusal to surrender Huddy's murderer 
came very near costing the young British officer Captain Asgill his life. 
He was condemned to be executed in retaliation, but the strong interces- 
sion of friends in England and France, and the close of the war, induced 
Congress to order his release. 

Huyler's operations, however, were not always without mishaps, and 
this brave man's career was now drawing to its close. In Onderdonk's 
"Revolutionary Incidents, " heretofore mentioned, an account probably 

1 89 1. J New Jerseys Revolutionary Flotilla-Men. gr 

from Rivington's Gazette or Gaine's Mercury, under date of July 24, 
1782, states in substance that "on Tuesday last Mr. Huyler with three 
large twenty-four oared boats made an attack on the galley stationed 
at Prince's Bay, south side of Staten Island. Cashman gave him an 
eighteen-pounder, which went through the stern of one of the boats, and 
obliged Huyler to put ashore, where, after a short combat, he was obliged 
to leave one of his boats and make the best of his way home. " John 
Althouse with twelve men was on board of a guard-boat in Prince's Bay 
when the two whaleboats were descried under the South Amboy shore. 
The weather was calm, and a twenty-four-pounder sent a shot through 
Hurler's boat. His crew was taken in by the other boat (Dickie's) and 
they all made off for New Brunswick with Gen. Jacob F. Jackson, whom 
they captured on South Bay." Huyler seems here, even in retreat, to have 
made some reprisal. 

The New jersey Gazette of September 25, 1782, contained an account 
of Huyler's death and funeral, and the supposed cause of his death 
— poison — is therein thus explained : It is asserted that Huyler, 
"while on shore at South Amboy, after a successful foray, went into a 
tavern where poison was surreptitiously administered to him in his food 
or drink, through the agency of some Tory enemies in that place. He 
reached his home, where he lingered for several weeks, but finally suc- 
cumbed to the effects of the drugs." 

The following is the notice of his death and funeral : 

"Died, September 6, 1782, after a tedious and painful illness, which 
he bore with a great deal of fortitude, the brave Captain Adam Huyler of 
New Brunswick. 

"His many enterprising acts in annoying and distressing the enemy 
endeared him to the patriot part of his acquaintance. He left a wife 
and two small children to bewail his death. His remains were decently 
interred, with a display of the honors of war, in the Dutch burial ground, 
attended by a very numerous concourse of his acquaintances." 

Rivington's Gazette of September 11, 1782 (quoted by Onderdonk), 
says : " Huyler died of a wound in the knee, accidentally given by him- 
self some time ago." 

Rivington's Gazette and Gaine's Mercury, notorious Tory papers, were 
published in this city, the former on Wednesday and Saturday, and the 
latter on Monday of each week. But as early as December 19, 1774, the 
patriots of Elizabeth, according to Hatfield, " boycotted, " to use a 
modern expression, Rivington's paper for its mendacity ; and the war-poet 
Philip Freneau puts in Rivington's mouth in Rivington's "Reflections," 
these words, referring to the lenity of the patriots : 

" And it must be a truth that admits no denying, 

If they spare us for murder, they'll spare us for lying." 

As to Gaine's Mercury , Moore's "Diary of the American Revolu- 
tion " contains a " new catechism " from Brasher's " Journal," in which 
one of the numerous questions is : " Who is the greatest liar on earth ? " 
The answer to which is : " Hugh Gaine of New York, printer." 

Leaving the adventurous Huyler interred with the honors of war, we 
are told in Barber and Howe's volume that his lieutenant, Marrener, 
" lived several years after the war, at Harlem, and is remembered as a 
facetious old gentleman." 

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But the flotilla-men were still active. The New Jersey Gazette of 
November 13, 1782, as quoted by Onderdonk, says : "The brave Captain 
Storer, commissioned as captain of a private boat of war, under the State, 
and who promises fair to be the genuine successor of the late valiant 
Captain Huyler, has given a recent instance of his valor and conduct in 
capturing one of the enemy's vessels, and in cutting out a vessel lying 
under the flagstaff and within half pistol-shot of the battery of fourteen 
guns at the watering place, Staten Island." A letter from New Brunswick, 
dated in December, 1782, referring to this event, says that the latter vessel 
alluded to "was a sloop in the engineer department of H. B. M. service, 
and was carried away safely. " 

The war for independence now seemed to disclose a propitious ending. 
The British campaign in the South had closed. Cornwallis had surren- 
dered October 17, 1781, and peace seemed dawning. But the men of 
Elizabeth Town having been, under Stirling and Dayton, early in the 
fray, now emulating the deeds of the men of New Brunswick under Huy- 
ler, and led by brave Crane, made other captures as part of the closing 
work of the war. "In June" (1782), says Hatfield, "an expedition was 
fitted out from this town, of which an account is given, as follows " 
(New York Journal, No. 176): "Intelligence being received at Elizabeth 
Town of two whaleboats, fitted for a two months' cruise in the Delaware 
Bay, lying at a wharf the north side of Staten Island, a plan was concerted 
to surprise and bring them off, which was put in practice last Thursday 
night (20th); and the boats, with all their appurtenances, were safely 
moored at Elizabeth Town bridge next morning, together with eighteen 
prisoners that were on board, six of whom were valuable negroes. The 
party, Continentals and volunteers, consisted of upwards of thirty, com- 
manded by Major (William) Crane. There was a sentinel in each boat, 
who hailed and attempted to fire on the party, but their pieces providen- 
tially flashing in the pan, the party, regardless of danger, rushed on them 
with such impetuosity that they had not time to prime again, and a few 
moments put them in complete possession of their object, without further 
alarm." Hatfield further states: "One act more of aggressive hostility 
on the part of citizens of this town, March, 1783, remains to be narrated. 
It will be told in the words of Major William Crane, the leader of the 
enterprise, as written the next day'" (New Jersey Gazette, No. 273) : 
"I have the pleasure to inform you of the capture of the sloop Katy, of 
twelve double fortified four-pounders, containing one hundred and seven- 
teen puncheons of Jamaica spirits, lying, at the time of capture, within 
pistol-shot of the grand battery of New York and alongside of the ship 
Eagle, of twenty-four guns, which we also took, but were obliged to leave 
there, as she lay aground. The captains and crews of both the vessels were 
brought up by us in the sloop to this place, where we have them secure. 
This was performed on the night of the third of March (Monday) by six- 
townsmen, under the command of Captain Quigley and myself, without 
the firing of a musket by any of our party." "The vessel and cargo were 
sold at auction at Elizabeth Town, on Monday, the 17th of March" 
(New Jersey Gazette, No. 272). 

The fortunate escape of this armed ship Eagle, by being stuck in the 
mud, is suggestive of luck in names, in calling to mind David Bushnell's 
torpedoes, and the escape of Admiral Howe's flagship Eagle from de- 
struction by one of Bushnell's torpedo-boats, then called an "infernal 

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machine" or "marine turtle." In this submarine boat a young man 
named Ezra Lee "entered the water," says Lossing, " at Whitehall, at 
midnight, on the 6th of September ( 1776). * * * In a few moments 
a column of water ascended a few yards from the Ragle, the cables of the 
British ships were instantly cut, and they went down the bay with the 
ebbing tide, in great confusion." This was the first attempt by a sub- 
marine boat to blow up a ship of which there is any record, though some 
unsuccessful experiments with diving- boats were made in England in 1624 
and 1774 ; and a bridge was blown up at Antwerp in 1585 by a powder- 
boat, whose magazine was fired by clock-work, notices of which are pub- 
lished in an English work, Sleeman's " Torpedoes and Tcrpedo Warfare " 
(1889). The young man Lee safely returned to the Battery. His failure 
to blow up the Ragle or any of her consorts was said to be due to the fact 
that he could not secure the detachable torpedo to the bottoms of any of 
the ships, because of the thickness of their copper sheathing. 

In 1777 the British frigate Cerberus, at anchor off New London, 
escaped destruction by Bushnell's drifting torpedoes. One of them 
exploding, however, astern of the ship, caused the destruction of a boat, 
accompanied by the loss of three lives. 

In January, 177S, occurred the "battle of the kegs," when a number 
of Bushnell's torpedoes were sent in kegs down the Delaware River from 
Bordentown by "some Whigs." The British ships in the river, fortu- 
nately for them, escaped at this time also, with only a great scare, having 
hauled into the docks ai Philadelphia on the night of the kegs' attack. 
Francis Hopkinson, one of the Signers, and father of Joseph, who was the 
author of the national song "Hail Columbia, " wrote the well-known 
laughable verses entitled "The Battle of the Kegs, " descriptive of the 
British fright. 

Colonel Crane was a lieutenant of artillery under Montgomery at 
Quebec, and when his commander fell, December 31, 1775, Crane was 
wounded in the ankle by a piece of an exploded shell, from which he suf- 
fered until his death, which occurred forty years afterwards, the foot having 
shortly theretofore been amputated. After the war he was made a general 
of militia in recognition of his brilliant exploit at the Battery and his other 
war services. 

In the churchyard of the First Piesbyterian Church at Elizabeth, a 
tombstone bears the following inscription : 

''Sacred to the Memory of 


Who died July 30th, 18 14, 
Aged 67 years. 

"One of the firmest patriots of our Revolution ; in the darkest period 
of his country's oppression and danger he volunteered in her cause and 
was wounded in her defence. 

"Probity, benevolence, and patriotism characterized his life. He lived 
beloved and died lamented. His sons have caused this monument, a 
faint tribute of gratitude and affection, to be erected over his grave." 

One of the sons of General Crane was the late Commodore William 
Montgomery Crane of the navy, who entered the service in 1799. He 

ng New Jersey s Revolutionary Flotilla-Men. [April, 

had a command and distinguished himself both at Tripoli and in the war 
of 1812 ; was Naval Commissioner in 1841, and the first Chief of the 
Bureau of Ordnance in 1842. He died in Washington in 1846. It was 
doubtless the fame of the father's exploit at the Battery that determined 
the son's naval career. 

Privateering as a means of warfare, though authorized by the Consti- 
tution of the United States, may not be regarded with favor. Indeed, by 
treaty, and attempts at treaty, some nations have sought its abolition. 
But privateering or no privateering, while the United States admits and 
contends that "free" ships make "free" goods, contraband of war ex- 
cepted, yet private property at sea, even not contraband of war, but carried 
in lawful commerce, is not yet entirely exempt from an enemy's seizure ; 
and special commerce-destroying public-armed ships of the highest attain- 
able speed, coupled with great powers of endurance for long sea-cruises, 
are now being built by this and foreign governments. Every officer and 
enlisted man of a ship of war, within signalling distance and capable of 
rendering assistance at the time of a lawful capture, is entitled by our laws 
to share in the prize, after condemnation and judgment in a prize court. 

Notwithstanding all the bitterness between Tory and Patriot engendered 
by the war, and the innumerable mutual predatory incursions made by New 
Jersey's citizens against, and suffered by them from, the common enemy, 
we have the testimony of New Jersey's good and great governor,-- William 
Livingston, to the honorable conduct of the New Jersey patriots. In 
a letter to General Washington dated May 14, 1782, "predicated no 
doubt," says General Stryker in his Toms River address above mentioned, 
"on a perusal in Rivington's Gazette of the severe arraignment of the 
patriots by the Tory Board," Governor Livingston says: "I really do 
not recollect that the militia of this State, or any other of its citizens, have 
ever committed against a prisoner of war any act of cruelty, or treated any 
such prisoner, in any instance, contrary to the laws of arms." 

Who can say that the brilliant examples of Dayton and Stirling, and 
of Huyler and Crane and their men, upon the water, and the recitals of 
their deeds, then still fresh in living minds, did not largely serve to stim- 
ulate the growth of New Jersey's large roll of distinguished naval officers 
subsequent to the Revolution, though not unmindful of the great service 
performed by the Continental navy and privateers as a whole? "A 
record of maritime operations under the several colonies and on private 
account during the war would," says Lossing, "fill a volume." "It is 
asserted by good authority that the number of vessels captured by Amer- 
ican cruisers during the war was eight hundred and three, and that the 
value of merchandise obtained, amounted to over eleven millions of dollars. 
The British vessels in the West India trade suffered terribly from our pri- 
vateers. Clarke, in his 'Naval History' (I, 61), says that of a fleet of 
sixty vessels from Ireland for the West Indies, thirty-five were captured by 
American privateers. Our cruisers almost destroyed the British trade 
with Africa. At the beginning of the war two hundred ships were employed 
in that trade ; at the close of 1777, only forty vessels were thus employed.'' 

To Somers, and the grandeur of his fate at Tripoli ; to Lawrence, Bain- 
bridge, and Stockton, natives ; and to the great captain Charles Stewart, 
a citizen by adoption, not to name other distinguished sailor-sons, mari- 
time New Jersey may ever point with pride. 

Bainbridge and Stewart, successively after Hull in the war of 1812, 

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commanded the frigate Constitution, and under all three the lucky, noble 
"Old Ironsides" made captures among the most brilliant in naval history. 
Ten years ago this society was entertained by the reading before it of a 
literary and biographic gem, by its present president. Its subject was 
"Commodore Isaac Hull." May I add here, that in my boyhood, from fam- 
ilv tradition, I learned that the day before he set sail from the Chesapeake, 
on that eventful cruise on which, skillfully escaping from the enemy's 
fleet, he captured a few days thereafter one of his pursuers, the Guerriere, 
Hull passed the evening at my maternal grandfather's house in Annap- 
olis, during which visit his hopes and anxieties were freely expressed. 

An old song, composed soon after the war of 18 12, thus sounds the 
praises of the Constitution 's victories, and the Hornet's victory under 
Lawrence, in the order of their occurrence : 

" First Dacres, who thought he the Yankees could scare, 
Proudly wrote on his sails, ' I'm the famed Guerribre.' 
Says Hull, ' Are you there?' So together they pulled; 
In forty-five minutes the Guerriere was Hulled. 

"See the firm Constitution, our Washington's pride, 
With Bainbridge at helm, in true majesty ride ; 
Pour a stream from her side, like Vesuvius' red lava 
Which quite overwhelmed the whole Island of Java. 

" Then a Peacock was strutting about in his pride, 

When a Hornet, like lightning, stuck close in his side, 
Which stung him so sore, that from battle he turned ; 
Noble Lawrence that Peacock in ocean inurned. 

" But hark again braves ! 'tis old ' Ironsides ' roar ; 
With peals of her thunder 'round ocean and shore, 
The Levant and Crane, so terribly did quake, 
Bold Stewart soon found them reduced in his wake." 

The old song continues in a similar strain to devote a stanza to nearly 
every naval victory of the war. 

Happily the instances are few in which our naval officers have failed, 
in the judgment of the Government, to fully support the country's honor 
in those emergencies in both peace and war which sometimes occur with 
but little time for deliberation. And rare, also, are the cases in which, 
rightly, wrongly, the officer has been censured for proceeding too. far when 
his country's honor was assailed. 

The navy of to-day, in ships, ordnance, and materials of war, is being 
rehabilitated by gradual approaches to obvious requirements, if the coun- 
try, as of yore, would maintain security at home and respect abroad. 
And the navy personnel is now, as it ever has been in the past, ready for 
all demands upon it, though skilful and gallant handling is now required 
of very different types of vessels. The new machine navy is the successor 
of the old sailing navy, and inherits its glories. The nation surely can 
never forget the one, nor in the future neglect the other. With such a 
coast as ours and such a commerce as must again cover the sea under the 
American flag, and as long as supported by a diplomacy at home which, 
while demanding only what is right, will submit to nothing that is wrong, 
our navy will continue to be, as in the past, in pace decus, in hello prcesidium. 

IOO The Count of Paris. [April, 


By Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has recently 
lost from among its limited number of honorary members one of the most 
illustrious soldiers of the nineteenth century, and the last survivor of the 
four great captains who led the armies of the North to victory. Curiously 
enough they were representatives, through their ancestry, of the nationali- 
ties that comprise the Kingdom of Great Britain : The Scotchman Grant, 
the Welshman Thomas, the Irishman Sheridan, and the Englishman 
and survivor of the famous quartette, Gen. William T. Sherman. 

The place made vacant by the death of General Sherman has been filled 
by the unanimous election, as an honorary member of our Society, of 
Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, Count of Paris, who was born in the 
Palace of the Tuileries, August 24, 1838. His father, the Duke of 
Orleans, eldest son of Louis Philippe, King of France, was killed by being 
thrown from his carriage at Neuilly, then a suburb of Paris. When the 
throne was abdicated in 1848, the king claimed recognition as his succes- 
sor for the young Count of Paris, but he, with all the other members of the 
Orleans family, were driven from France. The Duchess of Orleans, with 
her two sons, soon after sought refuge in England, where they remained 
for ten years, and where the young princes were educated. After her 
death in 1858, the king their grandfather having died in 1850, the count 
and his brother travelled in Europe for several years. Desiring to see 
something of actual war and the New World, they crossed the Atlantic in 
September, 1861, accompanied by their eldest uncle, the Prince Joinville, 
and before the close of the month accepted positions as volunteer aides on 
the staff of the commander of the Army of the Potomac. The princes were 
known as Captain Louis Philippe of Orleans and Captain Robert of Or- 
leans. They served without pay or emolument, were present at the siege 
of Yorktown, and served in the severe engagements around Richmond. 
After General McClellan's retreat in July, 1862, the count and his 
brother resigned their commissions, owing to the increasing ccolness 
between France and the United States arising from Napoleon's interference 
in the affairs of Mexico. War was among the possibilities, and the young 
princes could not fight against the flag of their native land. Returning 
to France, the count in May, 1864, married his cousin Marie, daughter 
of the Duke of Montpensier, who last year died in Spain. Of their six 
children, the eldest is the Queen of Portugal, while the second is the 
Duke of Orleans, who accompanied the count to this country in 1890, 
and who was recently imprisoned for returning to France in defiance of 
the Expulsion Act of 1886. 

The Count of Paris offered his services to France at the beginning of 
the war with Germany in 1870, but they were declined. He, however, 
obtained a seat in the National Assembly, and later was commissioned 
colonel and placed on the retired list of the army. The accompanying 
portrait was taken at that time. In 1873, as chief of the Orleanists he 
met the Count of Chambord, head of the Bourbon or elder branch of the 
royal family of France, and formally recognized him as the representative 
of the royal house and de jure King of France. Ten years later Cham- 

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The Count of Paris. 


bord died, and the Count of Paris succeeded to his rights, being generally 
acknowledged by the Legitimists. .In the summer of 1889 the count 
and countess celebrated their silver wedding at Sheen House, near Rich- 
mond on the Thames, at which the writer and his family were present, 
the only other Americans who enjoyed the privilege being Mrs. and Miss 
McClellan, Lady Randolph Churchill, and several members of the United 
States legation. The Orleans family were there, with many of the old 
noblesse of France, members of the Eng- 
lish royal family, and perhaps a thousand 
ladies and gentlemen, including numbers 
of the most distinguished personages of 
London society. 

On the second day of October, 1890, 
the count and his son, with six compan- 
ions, arrived in New York, and before sail- 
ing on his return to England, a month 
later, he had visited Gettysburg and other 
battle-fields of the Civil War in which he 
participated, had seen Philadelphia, Wash- 
ington, and Niagara Falls, and spent several 
days in Montreal and Quebec, an account 
of which appears in an attractive illustrated 
brochure now before me, entitled " Recep- /?? d^^p 

Hon de Mgr. le Comte de Paris a Montreal ^^^^^^^y' 
et Quebec." Perhaps the most notable /*-* {7 y^ 

among the many public and private enter- ^ ■*-<>£ / <z^*<i 

tainments extended to the count and his 

party was the dinner given at the Plaza Hotel, New York, by one 
hundred and four of his comrades of the Army of the Potomac, includ- 
ing nine corps commanders. Generals Sherman and Schofield were 
present as guests and made speeches, as did the count and others who 
participated in this remarkable gathering of old soldiers. As a souvenir 
of the memorable occasion, each of the five-score and four officers after- 
wards received from the count a large photograph with his autograph 

The Count of Paris is the author of the best history of the American 
Civil War which has as yet appeared. It was published in Paris between 
the years 1874—1887, in eight octavo volumes, of which an excellent Eng- 
lish translation has been issued in this country. To this monumental but 
incomplete work, the author has devoted much of his time for nearly 
twenty years. Under date of February 29th he writes from his Spanish 
residence, near Seville : ''I left England to seek a warmer climate in the 
South of Europe, visited the queen my daughter in Portugal, and came at 
last to this place of mine, where I shall wait for the return of spring. 
. As for the completion of my history of the Civil War, about 
which you kindly inquire, I wish I could say something satisfactory. 
Unfortunately, the erratic life of an exile and the busy career of the leader 
of a great political party are not favorable to such an undertaking, and I 
have now so little leisure to devote to a work which requires almost a life- 
time, that I cannot hope to make much progress under the present cir- 


John Jordan Latting. 



In the fifteenth century there lived at Malines, in Flanders, Pierre 
Lettin, the earliest ancestor to whom the subject of this sketch traces his 

His descendants, by the name of Jean (John), for three generations, 
were Secretaries and Registrars of the Supreme Tribunal of Malines, and 
some of them are buried in the old Cathedral of St. Rombout. 

The family bore arms as follows : 

" D'arg. a trois chev. de sin., ace. de trois etoiles de sa." 

One of these, John Lettin, driven from his native land in 1567 by the 
persecutions under the Duke of Alva, settled in Norwich, England, where 
he died in the year 1640, leaving several children ; two of whom removed 

to London, and, with their wives and 
some of their children, are buried in 
St. Dionis Back-Church and Allhal- 
lows Church in that city. 

From this John Lettin was de- 
scended that Richard Lettin, some- 
times spelled Lattin, and, in the next 
generation, Latting, who, in the year 
1638, came from England, and be- 
tween that date and 1688, with his son 
Josiah, purchased from the Matine- 
cock Indian proprietors the whole of 
the present site of Lattingtown, in 
Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long 

Here have lived seven generations 
of the family, and here, March 31, 
1 819, in the old family homestead, 
since demolished — a long, low, rambling structure, an antiquated build- 
ing, embowered in vines and roses, overlooking Long Island Sound, 
and known as " Rose Cottage " — Mr. Latting was born. 

His father, Charles Latting, the fifth in descent from Richard, was a 
man of literary tastes, strict, correct and methodical, in all his course of 
life ; early associated with his brothers in the firm of Latting & Deall, 
extensive shipping merchants in New York, he passed much of his time 
as supercargo on the vessels of that firm, making voyages to the West 
Indies and to England, and finally retired to the old family estate at 

His wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen Frost, was a woman of 
sterling worth and gentle nature. 

Their son John was the youngest of two sons by this marriage. 
A boy of studious habit, of quiet and retiring disposition, he inclined 
naturally toward a collegiate education, and prepared for college at the 
Oyster Bay Academy under the instruction of Professor Gerardus Beek- 
man Docharty, well known for his series of mathematical and scientific 
works, and a successful teacher of his day. 

Entering Middlebury College, Vermont, in his seventeenth year, in 
the spring of 1835, during the presidency of Rev. Joshua Bates, D. I). , it 


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became immediately a charmed existence for him. Not the least of his 
pleasures there were his vacations passed at the home of his father's sister, 
Ethelinda Deal], widow of Peter Deall, an English gentleman and re- 
tired merchant. Their residence on the shore of Lake Champlain, near 
old Fort Ticonderoga, was a place of frequent pilgrimage, and in this 
picturesque and historic spot, in the company of his aged aunt — an ac- 
complished hostess of unusual intelligence and remarkable for her con- 
versational talents — he sympathized in the incidents of her eventful life, 
and acquired that deep respect and veneration for old age that was a con- 
spicuous trait in his character. 

His classmates were always affectionately remembered as friends and 
companions, and his Alma Mater, his college days and college friendships, 
were often recalled by him with a deep, romantic interest ; he sometimes 
revisited the scenes of his life there, and at the time of his death was en- 
gaged in correspondence with his surviving classmates, preparing their 
histories for publication. 

He graduated in the class of 1838, and came immediately to New 
York, where he entered upon the study of the law in the office of Peter 
A. Jay and Lewis M. Rutherfurd, composing the firm of Jay & Ruther- 
furd ; he further studied in the office of Griffin & Havens, and, finally, in 
that of Charles B. Moore and Chas. S. Havenson. Admitted to the Bar in 
January, 1842, he began practice with Charles B. Moore, and shortly 
afterward entered into partnership with him in the firm of Cutting, Moore 
& Latting, of which one of the other members was the noted Francis B. L. 
Cutting, already sketched in our Record — Vol. L, pp. 161 to 173. This 
partnership being dissolved in 1844, in November of that year he united 
with Lathrop S. Eddy in the firm of Eddy & Latting, and subsequently 
formed a partnership with Caleb S. Woodhull. Upon the latter's election 
to the office of mayor of the city, he entered into partnership with Abram 
Wakeman, then a rising young lawyer, a Member of the Assembly and 
subsequemly Postmaster and Surveyor of the Port of New York. 

For a few years, during Mr. Wakeman's absence in Congress, Ed- 
ward J. Phelps, of Vermont, late Minister to the Court of St. James and 
one of his college friends at Middlebury, was a member of the firm prac- 
tising under the name of Wakeman, Latting & Phelps. 

Upon Mr. Wakeman's return and Mr. Phelps's retirement, the firm of 
Wakeman & Latting continued in active practice until the month of 
August, 1885, when Mr. Latting was stricken with apoplexy at his office. 

For forty-three years he had devoted himself to his profession, giving 
his attention particularly to the law of wills, trusts, and real estate. His 
education, his studious habits, his love of investigation, in whatever branch 
of inquiry, he undertook, especially fitted him to be a clear and sound 
adviser and a wise counsellor. 

During much of this long career at the Bar of New York, his greatest 
amusement and recreation were found in genealogical and historical in- 
vestigations, subjects in which, for many years, he had been deeply in- 
terested. To the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society he 
had long given what time and labor he could spare, with genuine love 
and devotion, contributing several articles to the Record and serving, 
among other offices, as one of the trustees of the Society. 

In the fall of 1886, being' sufficiently recovered to travel, he went 
abroad with his wife and one of his sons, spending three years in Europe, 

104 Notes and Queries. [April, 

most of the time in England and London, where, in the British Museum, 
he revelled in an inexhaustible field, and where his searches and researches 
received new impulse and satisfaction. 

He returned to New York in July, 1889, unimproved in health but 
patient and uncomplaining, spending the evening of his life in the midst 
of his family, conscious that the end might come at any moment and of 
the reward that awaited him. 

Mr. Latting married in 1849 Harriet Augusta Emerson, daughter of 
Rev. Brown Emerson, D. D., of Salem, Massachusetts, and grand- 
daughter of the Rev. Daniel Hopkins, D.D., the brother of the Rev. 
Samuel Hopkins, D. D., LL.D., author of the "System of Divinity" — 
names long to be remembered in the history of New England. 

His life was calm and unobtrusive, his character guileless and pure. 
Retaining to the last his love of poetry and the classics, on the afternoon 
of December 16, 1890, seated in his library, he had just laid aside the 
First Ode of Horace, when, without warning, without pain, and without 
suffering, his gentle spirit passed away. 


Proceedings ok tiie Society. — The meetings of the Society through the winter 
have been up to the usual mark in point of attendance, and the addresses have been 
of exceptional interest and value. On the 10th of October, the first meeting of the 
season, Mr. Josiah C. Pumpelly, of Morristown, N. J., read a paper on " Mahlon 
Dickerson of New Jersey, Industrial Pioneer and Old-time Patriot." At the fol- 
lowing meeting, November 14th, Mr. William Nelson, Secretary of the New Jersey 
Historical Society, spoke on " Berkeley and Carteret, First Lords Proprietors of New 
Jersey." Mr. Nelson has made an exhaustive study of the early history of New Jer- 
sey, and he gave, in his address, the results of his recent labors in that line. On the 
12th of December Mr. P. H. Woodward, of Hartford, Conn., reviewed the patriotic 
services of one of the active, though less known, heroes of the Revolution, Colonel 
Thomas Knowlton. At the annual meeting of the Society, held, according to the 
by-laws, on the first Wednesday of January, Dr. S. S. Purple, Gen. Jas. Grant Wil- 
son, and Mr. William P. Robinson, whose terms as Trustees had expired, were re- 
elected for the ensuing three years. On Friday, January 9, 1891, Mr. Philip Randall 
Voorhees, the well-known lawyer of this city, read a paper on " New Jersey's Flo- 
tilla-Men in New York Bay during the Revolution" ; and the February meeting, held 
on the 13th, was addressed by Dr. George Stewart, F. R.G.S., President of the 
Ouebec Historical Society, on "Count Frontenac, Governor of New France." The 
lecturer traced the early career of the distinguished soldier and statesman, and 
described briefly the Salons, the court beauties of King Louis's reign, and the men 
and women who swayed the destinies of France. The count's mission to the New 
\\ orld was then touched upon, Dr. Stewart showing how eager the governor was to 
build up the country, and spread the spirit of colonization and Christianity among 
the people. He called a convention in 1672, seeking to inaugurate a monarchical 
form of government, and, with much pomp, created three estates of his realm, the 
Clergy, Nobles, and Commons. The king, however, opposed the scheme, and 
Frontenac was sharply reprimanded for his pains. He possessed wonderful power 
over the Indians, knowing well when to apply blandishments and when to threaten 
and punish. The lecturer gave several examples of Frontenac's method of concili- 
ating the savage tribes which infested the districts, and gave a graphic account of the 
great Indian Council at Fort Frontenac, and the comparative facility with which the 
governor turned the tables on the Iroquois, and forced them from antagonism into 
submission. His subjection of the bushrangers, and his quarrels with Perrot, the 
Governor of Montreal, with Bishop Laval and the Jesuits, and the Sulpicians, with 
the Intendants Talon and Duchesneau, and with the Court itself — the latter leading 

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to his recall — were dwelt upon and explained tersely and clearly. 1 >r. Stewart 
brought his valuable address to a close by a brief glance at some of the authorities 
who have treated the administration of the count at great length, complimenting 
particularly Parkman, Laverdiere, Faillon, Garneau, and Ferland. The lecturer then 
presented the- Society with a large photograph of the massive bronze statue of Fron- 
tenac, the work of Mi. Hebert, a Canadian sculptor of fine ability, winch was 
placed last autumn in one of the niches in front of the Parliament buildings in 
Quebec. At this meeting, which was held in the Berkeley Lyceum Theatre, ad- 
dresses were also made by Rt. Rev. Henry C. Potter, Bishop of New York, Arch- 
deacon Mackay Smith, Rev. Newland Maynard, and Gen. Charles W. Darling of 
Utica, N. V. The Society has had a prosperous winter and is rapidly growing in 
membership and influence. Its library, through the generosity of friends, is be- 
coming exceedingly useful and valuable, and it is hoped and expected that before 
another year has passed the Society will be comfortably and permanently housed in 
a building of its own. 

An interesting address was delivered in the Berkeley Lyceum Theatre by Col. 
.Asa liird Gardiner, LL.D.. on Friday evening, March 13 : subject, " The Society of 
the Cincinnati," of which order Colonel Gardiner is the Secretary-General. At the 
close of the address the president paid a touching tribute to his old friend and chief, 
General Sherman, an honorary member of the Society. 

Among the many prominent persons recently elected members of the Society are 
Mr. John A. King, President of the Xew York Historical Society ; Col. Kdwin A. 
Stevens, Mr. Henry Day, Mr. Lawrence Turnure, Mr. Hamilton R. Fairfax, Col. 
Asa Bird Gardiner, Mr. William (i. Verplanck, Mr. Killian Van Rensselaer, Mr. 
William Rhinelander, and the Hon. William C. Whitney. In January, the Count of 
Taris was proposed by the President, and elected as an Honorary Member, and in 
February Dr. George Stewart, F.R.G.S., of Canada, as a corresponding member of 
the Society. 

At the April meeting of the Society an address will be delivered by the Rev. 
Arthur W. H. Eaton on the second Friday of the month. In May the Rev. Morgan 
Dix, D.D., will address the Society on the late John Jacob Astor, and the June ad- 
dress will be by Gen. Charles W. Darling, of Utica: subject, " Horatio Seymour." 
The address by Dr. Dix will appear in the July number of the Record, accompanied 
by a fine steel portrait of Mr. Astor. 

Mr. James Lodkr Raymond sends the following extractsfrom the family Bible of 
Witt. 1 am Du VALL of 40. Maiden Lane, New York, who during the early part of this 
century was a respected merchant and citizen, and for some time trustee of " Old 
John Street Church." His father, Thomas Du Vail, was a soldier in the New Jersey 
Line of the Continental Army, and for a time prisoner of war in the " Old Sugar 
House" in Liberty Street, New York. 

Thomas Du Vail of Second River (Belleville), N, J., was born in the year 1739. 
He married Ann Ennis. They had the following children : 

William, born Febr'y 3d, 1770 ; died July 8th, 1837. 

Joseph, " " Novr. 2d, 1832. 

John. " 1783 ; " Septr. 2ist, 1S41. 

Thomas, " " March nth, 1836. 

James, " " June, 1819. 

Ann. " " March, 1846. 

Thomas Du Vail, Sr., died at Belleville, N. J., Augt. 51I1, 1826. 
Ann, his wife, died May 16th, 1809, ret. 65 years. 

William Du Vail married Hannah Stuart, March 16, 1797, at New York City. 
They had the following children : 

died Ap'l 1st, 1847. 

in infancy. 

Aug't 4th, 1845. 
" Dec. 3d, 1846. 
" Febr'y 6th, 1887. 
" June 30th, 1832. 
" Jan'y 29th, 1858. 
" June 28th, 1866. 
" Ap'l 13th, 1873. 

William Stuart, 

born Jan'y 



Mary Ann, 

" March 




" Febr'y 



Joseph W. . 

" March 



Mary Ann, 

" [une 



Thomas Tyson, 

" Ap'l 



John Bullis, 

" June 




'•' May 



Hannah Caroline, 

" Aug't 



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William Stuart Du Vail to Margaret Brown, March 5th, 1820. 
Louisa Du Vail " Daniel Sickels, Septr. 12th, 1S30. 

Joseph W. Du Vail, M.D. " Eliza Ogden, Augt. 19th, 1830. 

John Bullis Du Vail " Lavenia Seaman, , 1S50. 

Hannah Caroline Du Vail "' James M. Raymond, June loth, 1835. 

William Stuart formerly of New Castle, ^England, came to this country about 
1765. Taught school at Second River, N. J. (1766), for many years, at which place 
he was married to Ann Donington, Nov. 25th, 1770. He died Dec. 24th, 1784. 
His wife died June 19th, 1813. They had two children. 

1. Mary Ann, born ; died . 

2. Hannah, born Dec. 16th, 1776 ; died Oct. 28th, 1831. 
The first married Samuel Bonsall of Spring Valley, N. J. 
The second married William Du Vail of New York City. 

The life of Mrs. Sarah D. Hyatt, who died January 10 at Honey Meadow Brook, 
Dutchess County, at the age of almost 101 years, is a striking illustration of the lon- 
gevity and good health that result from careful habits and a cheerful mind. Mrs. 
Hyatt was a descendant of an old French family originally called De Ville. When 
a branch of the family came to this country before the Revolution, the name became 
corrupted to Deuel. The progenitor of the Deuel family in this country, who was a 
travelling missioner, became a Quaker, and his descendants have all or nearly all been 
Quakers. Mrs. Hyatt was born in Dover, Dutchess County, in May, 1790. She mar- 
ried James Hyatt at the age of twenty-five, and had a number of children, four of whom 
are still living. Her husband died in 1862, and since then she has lived with her eld- 
est son at Honey Meadow Brook. At the age ot ninety-five she suffered an accident 
by which one of her legs was broken. It was supposed that at her advanced age the 
shock would be fatal, but to the surprise of all she recovered, and was able to walk 
again in three months. She retained all her faculties up to within three days of her 
death, and was always of a pleasant, companionable disposition. She had a taste for 
literature, and could quote at length from Whittier, Shakespeare, and others of her 
favorite poets. It was her habit never to be idle, but always to employ her faculties 
at something. It is to this and careful habits of diet that she attributed her great 
vigor and longevity. Another venerable woman, Mrs. Eunice Beers, also died at 
the same great age and during the same month, at Omaha, Neb. She was 101 years 
old, and well connected, being a daughter of the millionnaire baker of New York, the 
late Cyrus Strong, and closely related to ex-President Hayes. In the early history of 
the Territory of Nebraska she was influential in preventing a number of Indian mas- 
sacres. J. G. W, 

From Albany County Records, copied for the New York Genealogical Society 
by B. Fernovv. 

Soldiers in garrison at Fort Albany, on the 26th of October, 16S9, who took the 
oath of allegiance to King William and Queen Mary : 

Charles Rodgers, Iq Ralph Grant. 

Christopher Barrisford, f k *> ' William Haaton. 

John Holman, ) William Hatter. 

John Gilbert, [- Corporals. Stephen Hooper. 

John Thomson, ) William Rodgers. 

Thomas Rodgerson, Drummer. John Radecliffe. 

Gerret Arentse. Richard Tunnell. 

Robert Barritt. Elias Van Ravesteyn. 

John Carter. Richard White. 

John Denny. Richard Wilson. 

William Ellis. Thomas Wakefield. 

Robert Farringhton. 

Stationed at the Half Moon, and sworn in on the 10th of November: 
Tobyas Henderson. James Willet. 

James Larmond. Joshua Grant. 

William Powel. 

Thomas Sherer refuses. 

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Within the last two or three years the Record has been able to give accounts 
of two undoubted Centenarians, Mrs. Sarah Smith, of New Orleans, and Mrs. 
Agnes Allen Kissam, of Brooklyn. In both these cases the records are in existence 
and the evidence is complete. A third, Miss Fanny Allen, of Fredericton, N. B., 
who died in 1S76, was, according to her own statement and the belief of her family, 
a girl of twelve years old when she went with her father from New York to St. John 
in 17S3. There can be no reasonable doubt that the record of her baptism was in one 
of the register books of Trinity Church which were burnt in the great fire of 1776. 
Curiously enough, the family records perished in the fire which almost destroyed St. 
John a few years ago. The Church Times of December 24, 1890, contains an ac- 
count of a fourtn centenarian, still living, the Rev. John Flliott, the oldest clergyman 
of the Church of England. Though it is the rule of the Record to print nothing but 
original matter, we think that the interest and value of this item will justify us in reprint- 
ing it. "A venerable clergyman, the oldest indeed in the Church, has just entered 
upon his one hundredth year. The Rev. John Elliott, vicar of Randwick, Gloucester- 
shire, was born on December 19, 1791. Educated at Oxford, he was ordained deacon 
in 1817 and priest in 1818. In the following year he was appointed to the living of 
Randwick, so that he has held his present position for a period of over seventy years. 
He has not officiated for the past few years, his duties being performed by his curate, 
the Rev. E. W. Edwards ; but as late as September, 1890, he delivered a short ad- 
dress in his church to about fifty school-masters and school-mistresses." A later 
paper mentions the death of Mr. Elliott on Sunday, the 4th of January. 

A PHENOMENAL instance of literary vandalism has lately occurred in the city of 
Buffalo, where all the valuable letters and other documents relating to the adminis- 
tration of Millard Fillmore were destroyed by the executor of the ex-President's only 
son, whose will contained a mandate to that effect. Why he should have wished 
in this way to destroy an important part of the history of his country, as well as of his 
father's honorable career, or why any intelligent lawyer should have consigned to the 
flames thousands of papers by Webster and other illustrious men without at least 
causing copies of the most valuable of them to be made, is entirely beyond the compre- 
hension of ordinary mortals. To the writer, in pointing out his carefully preserved 
papers, the ex-President said, " In those cases can be found every important letter and 
document which I received during my administration, and which will enable the future 
historian or biographer to prepare an authentic account of that period of our country's 
history." As a Buffalo correspondent writes to me, " The only opportunity probably 
that ever would present itself for properly defending and explaining the signing of the 
Fugitive Slave bill — the existence of an unquestioned and strong public sentiment in 
favor of the President's doing so — the recommendations that the act be done, made 
by Mr. Fillmore's most eminent advisers — the proof of all these things unquestion- 
ably would have been presented by the letters and documents referred to ; and now 
every one of these is gone!" j. g. \v. 

George Bancroft gave up horseback riding two years ago, but almost to the 
very end continued to take long walks for a man of his great age. About a year be- 
fore his death he one afternoon invited General Grant Wilson to accompany him, and 
they walked out to Georgetown. As they were returning a street-car approached, 
and the general, thinking the old gentleman of eighty-nine had gone far enough on 
foot, suggested that perhaps they had better ride, when the historian asked in vigor- 
ous tones, "Are you fatigued, sir?" They returned on foot, a distance of some 
three miles, znd that evening met again at a dinner table, when Mr. Bancroft, none 
the worse for his long walk, merrily related how he had tired out his young New 
York friend. About the same time Mr. Brady made a fine photograph of the vener- 
able man, the last portrait taken of him. Among the many letters written during 
the past quarter of a century by the historian to the president of 0111 Society, is the 
following, dated Washington, May 3, 1882: " I am constrained to look upon life here 
as a season for labor. Being more than fourscore years old, I know the time for my re- 
lease will soon come. Conscious of being near the shore of eternity, I wait without 
impatience and without dread the beckoning of the hand which will speedily sum- 
mon me to rest." 

A large number of families of Dutch descent in Germany are incensed and 
troubled over a recent decision of the Prussian College of Heraldry. Heretofore the 
Dutch families with the prefix "van" to their names have considered themselves 

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members of the German nobility and equal in every respect to the German families 
which were entitled to the use of " von." According to the investigations of the 
Heralds, however, " van " is not a nobiliary particle, but was used simply to designate 
the town or village from which the person came. Hereafter, therefore, the " vans" 
in Germany are not to be considered members of the nobility, or to be entitled to its 
privileges. J. G. \v. 

Information is desired as to the parentage of Elizabeth Kierstede, who died, 
January 26, 1760, aged 81. She was the wife of Hans Kierstede, born August 20, 
"1673 ; sponsors, Balthasar and Maria Bayard. They had, with other children, Maria, 
died, November, 1762, aged 59 ; married, May iS, 1723, to James Livingston. Hans 
Kierstede was the son of Dr. Hans Kierstede. died, May 14, 1691, and his wife 
Jannetie Lookermann (N. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. XIII., p. 24). M. L. D. 

Those pleasant harbingers of returning spring, the robins and red birds, first 
appeared in the Central Park on the seventh of March, and the little crocuses ap- 
peared in sunny corners of the Ramble a week later. J. G. \V. 

In the sketch of Rev. Dr. Charles W. Baird. in the October Record, the name 
of his mother should have been Fermine Du Buisson, instead of Firmine D. Boisson. 


Clinton Bowen Fisk was born December 8th, 1828, at Clapp's Corners, now 
called Griegsville, a little country cross-roads near York, in Livingston County, N. Y. 
He was the fifth son of Benjamin Fisk, a sturdy New England blacksmith, who traced 
his Lincolnshire ancestry back to the year 1700, and Lydia Aldrich, of Killingly, Con- 
necticut, of "Welsh descent. In May, 1830, the family removed to Lenawee County, 
Mich., where Captain Fisk, as he was called, established himself at a place known as 
Clinton, which consisted of little else than the blacksmith shop with its log house 
attachment, a rude frontier inn, and a small country store. Two years later he died, 
leaving a widow with six sons, a quarter section of uncultivated land, with the log 
house and blacksmith shop. At nine years of age Clinton was apprenticed to a farmer 
named Wright, for whom he was to work until twenty-one years old, the terms of the 
agreement being that he should have " three months of schooling each year," for four 
years, and when of age, he should receive $200 in money, a horse, saddle, bridle, and 
two suits of clothes. 

The energetic and ambitious boy's hunger for an education soon overleaped the 
narrow bounds of "Deacon" Wright's farm, and he was kindly released from his 
contract after two years' honest and faithful work. The story of the next few years 
is that of a youth struggling successfully against adverse circumstances to educate 
himself, and also to contribute to the support of his widowed mother. At seventeen 
he was a clerk in a shop at Manchester, and at twenty he entered the service of the 
leading firm of Coldwater. Two years later Fisk married Miss Jeannette A. Crip- 
pen, daughter of the senior member of the firm, who bore him two sons and a daughter. 
He soon became a partner in the house, and assumed the care of its banking interests. 
When the financial crash came in 1857, Mr. Fisk was successful in meeting all the 
obligations of the firm, and in the following year he removed to St. Louis, where he 
was made .the western financial manager of the yEtna Fire Insurance Company, of 
Hartford, Conn. He was chiefly instrumental in organizing the Union Merchants' 
Exchange, the old exchange having become disloyal to the Federal Government. The 
new exchange soon became the great financial body of St. Louis, and Mr. Fisk served 
as its secretary in its early days. 

In the ranks of those who secretly drilled for the Union cause before the com- 
mencement of the Civil War in 1861 was Clinton B. Fisk, and he enlisted as a private 
for three months' service in the Missouri Home Guards. In 1862 he was authorized 
to recruit a regiment to be equipped and sent to the front by the Union Exchange. 
Of this organization, which was completed in September, he was commissioned colo- 
nel. In October he was ordered to leave his regiment, the Thirty-third Missouri Vol- 
unteers, in the field and to return to St. Louis and form a brigade. Of this he was 
made the commander, receiving his commission as brigadier-general November 24. 

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The brigade was sent to Helena, Ark., where it participated in various operations of 
the war. In January, 1863, General Fisk was assigned to the command of the Sec- 
ond Infantry Division of the Army of East Arkansas, and took part in the unsuccess- 
ful Yazoo Pass expedition. Early in the summer of the same year he returned to 
Missouri, when he relieved General Davidson in command of the Department of 
Southeast Missouri, with headquarters at Pilot Knob. In March, 1S64, he was trans- 
ferred to Northern Missouri, and when General Sterling Price attacked the State cap- 
ital he was defeated and driven out of Missouri by General P'isk, and the State saved 
to the Union. 

On March 13, 1865, Fisk was breveted major-general of volunteers, having pre- 
viously received the full rank of major-general from the State, and the thanks of the 
Missouri Senate and House of Representatives. His resignation was pending at the 
war department when the assassination of Lincoln occurred. It was not accepted, 
and he was assigned to duty as assistant commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau for 
the States of Kentucky and Tennessee, with headquarters at Nashville. Here he set 
to work to restore confidence between the whites and blacks ; to readjust the relations 
of society, and to bring about a revival of industry. General Fisk's executive ability, 
his mild but firm methods, and his calm judgment, served him well in making the 
•Bureau a success ; and when he resigned from the army, September 1, 1866, he had 
won the confidence and esteem of the people whom he had so efficiently aided. Dur- 
ing this period he established the Fisk School of Freedmen, and from this humble be- 
ginning grew the Fisk University of Nashville, of which he was president of the Board 
of Trustees until the date of his death. Returning to St. Louis he was appointed 
Missouri State Commissioner of the Southwest Railway, and later he was made its 
vice-president and land commissioner, continuing his connection with the company 
until 1S77. Five years before this time he had removed to New York, and in J>74 
General Grant appointed him a member of the Board of Indian Commissioners, winch 
Board immediately elected him president, and this office he held at the time of his 
death. In 1S77 General Fisk, on the advice of his physician, visited Europe, and 
since that time was occupied with his private affairs as well as with the business of 
various institutions and corporations with which he was connected. lie was president 
of the East Tennessee Land Company, and of the New York Accident Insurance 
Company, a member of the Book Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
a trustee of several colleges connected with that denomination. 

General Fisk first became prominently associated with the Prohibition movement 
in 1884, when he was urged to accept the nomination for the presidency on that ticket, 
but he persistently declined. He was the Prohibition candidate for Governor of New 
Jersey in 1886, having had, for many years, a summer residence at Seabright. He 
worked during the campaign with characteristic energy, making some six score 
speeches, and never missing an engagement. In 18SS he received the nomination for 
the presidency against his wish and protest. He made but a few addresses, and did 
not enter actively in the canvass. He received 251,147 votes. 

His active and busy career closed Wednesday morning July 9, 1890, at his New 
York home, No. 175 West 58th Street. The immediate cause of his death was heart 
failure brought on by rheumatic fever. He passed away in the presence of those near 
and dear to him, in the possession of all his faculties, and in the confident hope of 
a blessed immortality. Almost his last utterance was the second verse of Newman's 
" Lead, Kindly Light." His funeral services were held in New York on July 11, in 
the Madison Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, and his remains were interred in 
Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Mich. Memorial services in his honor were held 
in the Lenox Lyceum, New York, and in many other cities and towns throughout 
the country. 

Clinton Bowen Fisk was a strong, sturdy type of American manhood — a soldier, 
statesman, philanthropist, and successful man of- affairs. He was a true patriot, the 
foremost layman of the Methodist Church, a friend of the Indian and Negro, and 
deeply interested in the wide field of charitable and missionary work. Deliberate in 
council, decisive in action, success followed all his many undertakings. Whatever he 
believed at all he believed with his whole soul. His concentrated and persistent energy 
in such widely contrasted fields of activity mark him as a model for his young country- 
men. He was blessed with a strong mind and a vigorous frame, possessing, what 
Fuller quaintly calls, " a handsome man-case ;" and he was assuredly a shining exam- 
ple of brave old Sam Johnson's assertion, that " useful diligence will at last prevail." 

j. e. w. 

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John WlLEY, an old ar.d highly respected cilizen of New York, died at his home 
in East Orange, N. J., on the 21st of February, 1891, in the eighty-second year of his 
age. Mr. Wiley was born at Flatbush, on Long Island, October 4, 1808. He mar- 
ried on the 29th of April, 1833, and was the father of eleven children, five of whom 
are now living. His father, Charles Wiley, whose wife was Lydia Tillinghast, estab- 
lished, in 1803, the well-known publishing and bookselling house which is still car- 
ried on by his grandsons. The Wileys, father and son, were for three-quarters of a 
century the principal booksellers of Columbia College, and were held in high esteem 
by the successive librarians for their intelligence, integrity, and ability. Of late 
years, however, Mr. Wiley and his two sons, to whom he intrusted the chief care of 
his business, turned their attention chiefly to the publication of engineering, chemi- 
cal, and other scientific works. The grandfather of Mr. Wiley was John Wiley of 
Revolutionary fame, the leader of the Sons of Liberty when they pulled down the 
statue of King George III. in the Bowling Green in New York. The letter alluded 
to by the writer of the " Life and Times of General John Lamb" (p. 151), in which 
Captain Wiley threatens reprisals, is in the possession of his great-grandson, Mr. Wil- 
liam H. Wiley of New York. 

Mrs. Sarah Diodati Gardiner Thompson, died on Sunday, March 8, 1891, 
at her residence, No. 25 Lafayette Place, New York City, from the effects of a fall 
which she sustained about six weeks previously. Mrs. Thompson was born at the 
Manor House, Gardiner's Island, November 1, 1S07, and was consequently in her 84th 
year. Her father, John Lyon Gardiner, was seventh proprietor of this ancient estate. 
Her mother, Sarah Griswold, was daughter of John Griswold, and grand-daughter of 
Matthew Griswold of Black Hall, Chief Justice and Governor of Connecticut. Mrs. 
Thompson was married at the Manor House on the island to her distant cousin, 
David Thompson, who held various financial offices, and at the time of his death, 
February 22, 1871, was President of the N. Y. Life Insurance and Trust Company, 
and Vice-President of the Bank of America. Mrs. Thompson was a lady of lovely 
disposition, cultured, refined, and a thorough gentlewoman of the old school. She 
was a devoted wife and mother, and respected and loved by a large circle of friends. 
The funeral occurred on Wednesday, March 11, at 10.30 o'clock A. M., at her home 
where she had lived for the past fifty years. The Rev. Dr. George Alexander offi- 
ciated. The interment took place in the family vault in Greenwood Cemetery. 

Jacob H. Lazarus died on the nth day of January last. The world of art has 
lost a prominent figure in the death of this artist. Mr. Lazarus was a contemporary 
of Elliot, White, and Baker, and a pupil of Inman's. He had been painting for 
forty-five years. His specialty was portraits, and he painted the portraits of many 
prominent people, such as the Astors, Belmonts, Livingstons, Redmonds, Mrs. Sam- 
uel Betts, Professor Schmidt of Columbia College, Fordyce Barker, M.D., Governors 
Hoffman, Jewell, and English. He did not confine himself to portraiture, but 
painted many ideal heads and figures, rich in color and strong in design. Lazarus 
was one of the most competent judges of the value of paintings in the country, and 
his opinions were widely sought and recognized. He began life as a poor boy, but 
became wealthy through his brush. He was a man of modest disposition and of gen- 
uine worth. E. T. 


Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kings- 
ton, Ulster County, New York (formerly named Wiltwyck, and often familiarly 
called Esopus or Sopus), for one hundred and fifty years from their commencement in 
1660. Transcribed and edited by R.OSWELL Randall Hoes, Chaplain of the U. S. 
Navy, Corresponding Secretary of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, etc., etc. New York : Printed for the Transcriber and Editor. By the De 
Vinne Press. 1891. Quarto, pp. 797. 

This volume is an important addition to the materials which are constantly 
accumulating to aid the genealogist in the study of family history. If we except the 
Dutch Church of Albany and the churches on Long Island, that of Kingston, i. e. 

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1 I I 

Esopus, was the earliest and most important founded after that of New Amsterdam or 
New York, f- The intimate associations and relations of the earlier settlers of Esopus 
with those of New Amsterdam and Albany are manifest on almost every page of this 
sumptuous volume. Many of the important families whose records are noticed in 
the former or latter church will find one or more branches noticed in these Kings- 
ton records. In fact, we know of no records that are more essential to the elucida- 
tion of the history of the ancient families of New Netherland than those which we are 
here called upon to notice. 

The chronological transcript which Chaplain Hoes has here presented to the pub- 
lic commences with the year 1660, one year after the organization of the church, and 
closes with the year 1S09. In the preface to the volume he states that the transcript 
has received "four careful revisions ;" the magnitude of this labor, together with 
that of the preparation of the eight indices, will be fully understood when we inform 
our readers that these indices alone contain references to 44,388 names. He also 
informs us that owing to the variations in spelling in the Kingston Church Register, 
growing out of the admixture of Dutch and Cerman dominies and their varying ten-/- 
dencies in orthography, " no attempt has been made to correct or modify the text as 
written by the Dutch dominies, and the proper names in this work may therefore be 
regarded as exact orthographical representations of those contained in the original 

The typographical execution of the volume is one of great beauty, and may be pro- 
nounced as one of the best efforts of the De Vinne Press. The price of the work is 
ten dollars, and may be obtained on application to Mrs. Rose Gouverneur Hoes, 
Frederick, Maryland. A copy should be in every library of reference in this country. 

S. S. P. 

Seton of Parbroath in Scotland and America. Printed for private circula. 
tion. i2mo, pp. 28. New York, 1890. 

Although the author of this concise but carefully written and very thorough his- 
tory of his family modestly withholds his name, it is no secret that it is the Rev. 
Robert Seton, Rector of St. Joseph's Church, Jersey City, who is entitled to be called 
Monsignor, as an officer of the late Pope's household. The original parchment copy 
of the pedigree brought from Scotland was destroyed, together with a large number 
of documents, miniatures, and heirlooms, in the great fire of 1836 ; but family 
notices, entries, and records remain, from which the pedigree has been compiled. 
Maitland of Lethington, whose mother was a Seton, begins it with Dougall or 
Dugdale de Setoun, the son of him who first settled in Scotland. This Setoun 
flourished in the time of King Alexander I., a.d. 1109-1124. The line is traced in a 
singularly clear and compact, yet very full, manner, to Sir Alexander Seton, a loyal 
servant of the Bruce, 1308, after which the lines of Winton and Parbroath diverge. 
The elder line appears to have grown wonderfully and to have extended itself in 
various branches to France and Italy, and even to Sweden, as well as to have allied 
itself with the most honorable families of Scotland. The fourth son of Sir Alexander 
Seton, John, married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir Nicholas Ramsay of 
Parbroath, of the ancient and illustrious family which now holds the earldom of 
Dalhousie. From them descend the Setons of Parbroath, now of New York. The 
pedigree is brought down, with great precision, to William Seton of New York, the 
present representative of the Parbroath family. The book, small as it is, is full of 
information. It appears to be the work of a clear-headed and judicious man, who 
has the pen of a ready writer. 

The Goodwins of Hartford, Connecticut, Descendants of William and 
Ozias Goodwin. Compiled by James Junius Goodwin. Hartford, Conn. : Brown & 
Gross, 1 891. 

It rarely happens, as in the beautiful volume before us, that the author or editor 
has the cooperation, as contributors, of three such accomplished genealogists as Mr. 
Henry F. Waters, whose discoveries in England in regard to the ancestry of John 
Harvard, Roger Williams, and Washington are well known ; of the Rev. Augustus 
Jessopp, D.D., the eminent English antiquary ; and of Mr. Frank W. Starr, of Mid- 
dletown, Conn., who has performed so much good work of this character. The Table 
of Contents includes : " The Goodwins of East Anglia, Report on English Investiga- 
tions,'Families of William and Ozias Goodwin, and Notes on other American Good- 
win Families." The value of the well-printed octavo volume, of 798 pages, is enhanced 
by the simple and easily understood arrangement of the records, by the ten tabular 

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pedigrees, and by the twelve photographic portraits of prominent members of the 
Goodwin family, each accompanied by a fac-simile of their autographs. There are 
three carefully prepared indexes, filling more than fifty pages, the first giving the 
Christian names with dates of birth ; the second, the intermarriages ; and the third, other 
surnames. We congratulate the compiler of this very attractive and valuable volume, 
who is an honored member of our Society, on the successful completion of his labor 
of love, which has occupied his leisure hours for many years, and most heartily com- 
mend it as a model for other gleaners in the field of genealogy. j. g. \v. 

Extracts from the Journal of Sarah Howland, with Letters and other 
Papers. Compiled by her grandson, Howland Pell. iSgo. 

This lady, born in 1781, died in 1847, was the daughter of Thomas Hazard, Jr., 
of South Kingston, R. I., and the wife of John H. Howland of New York. The 
introduction, which is the work of the compiler, gives some account of the allied 
families of Hazard, Rodman, Howland, Pell and Borden, much of which is taken 
from records made or preserved by Mrs. Howland. The journal begins with an ac- 
count of a journey from New York to Niagara Falls, made by Mr. and Mrs. How- 
land in their own carriage, with a single pair of horses, in the summer of 1818. The 
journey took two months, and we are told that although the horses were driven 
nearly every day they returned in better condition than when they set out. The rest 
of the journal gives accounts of similar journeys in New York and the neighboring 
States. Then follow some poems, and the volume ends with a series of letters from 
herself and from various members of her family, in which many well-known names 
occur, and which may give some idea of the life and customs of the earlier part of 
the present century. 

Adam and Anne Mott: Their Ancestors and their Descendants. By 
Thomas C. Cornell, their grandson. Printed for the family. A. V. Haight, Pough- 
keepsie. 1890. 

This elegant book is described by its author as the work of the leisure hours of 
a busy man. It displays, however, much industry, research, and labor. It com- 
bines history with genealogy. It is written in pure and graceful English, and is free 
from affectation or provincialism. The author knows what he wants to say and 
knows how to say it. The book, a volume of more than four hundred pages, includes 
not only a history of the large family of Mott, but also pedigrees of Carpenter, Cod- 
dington, Underbill, Willis, Titus, Seaman, and Richbell. A chapter is given to an 
account of Captain Thomas Willett, the first Mayor of New York, " with some notes 
of the Willitls." The author brings out the fact, which, indeed, has been heretofore 
mentioned in the Record, that there are three families bearing these names, which 
do not appear to be related to one another. The book is enriched with no less than 
ninety-four portraits and other illustrations. 

Captains of Industry. Second Series. A Book for Young Americans. By 
James Parton. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. i2mo, 1891. 

Some six or seven years ago, Mr. Parton issued an entertaining volume of brief 
sketches of prominent men noted for benevolence and public spirit. The Second 
Series is perhaps even more interesting than the first, and can be safely commended 
as a good and wholesome book for young Americans. Among the forty-eight sketches 
of successful men introduced in this volume, are notices of three New Yorkers, Philip 
Hone the auctioneer ; James Lenox the book collector ; and John Delafield the mer- 
chant, and intimate friend of Washington Irving, who made him the hero of the 
beautiful story of " The Wife," in his ever popular " Sketch Book." J. G. W. 

The Scotch-Irish in America. Proceedings and Addresses ok hie Second 
Congress at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, May 29 to June i, 1890. Svo, 305 pp. 
Cincinnati : Robert Clarke & Co. 1890. 

Many of the addresses of the first meeting of the Scotch-Irish Society of America 
were admirable. In the volume before us, containing an excellent portrait of Robert 
Bonner, President of the Society, we find several particularly valuable addresses, 
among which maybe mentioned " The Ulster of To-day," by Ur. John Hall ; " The 
Prestons of America,'' by William E. Robinson ; and " The Scotch-Irish of New 
England," by Prof. Arthur L. Perry, of Williams College. We commend this vol- 
ume to the attention of our readers. J. G. \v. 

1 891. J Donations to the Library. W\ 

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Vol. XXII. NEW YORK, JULY, 1S91. No. 3. 


An Address Delivered Before the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society, May 8, 1891, by the Rev. Morgan Dix, D.D., Rec- 
tor of Trinity Church. 

With a portrait of Mr. Astor. 

The question has been earnestly discussed, in past days, and is still 
under discussion, whether prominent position adds to or detracts from 
the happiness of man. Every day, hundreds or thousands pass us by, to 
whom the world pays no attention ; beyond the very limited circle in 
which each moves they are unknown ; in life, they are overlooked, and in 
death they are soon forgotten. Now and then, however, some figure 
comes up, on which all eyes are fixed ; the name is common property, 
and the acts form a part of the annals of his day. Is his the happier lot ? 
Some other things must be considered, ere we can make reply. Public 
opinion is the crucible in which prominent men are tried ; they walk as 
it were, through flame ; on some not even the smell of fire passes ; while 
in other cases, all that made the life seems to shrivel and turn to ashes. 
When distinction is the result of evil action, it were better for a man 
if he had lived and died unknown. But when virtue and integrity have 
marked the career ; when honour has been kept unspotted, and duty has 
been fulfilled ; when the State has been manfully served and Almighty God 
has been loved and feared as He wills that we should love and fear Him ; 
then, the man whom high position once elevated to the public view, and 
who bore inspection without shame or reproach, may doubtless be pro- 
nounced happy, in that regard at least, and we may call it good fortune 
which brought him in his time to the front of affairs. 

I come to you this evening, by invitation of the members of the worthy 
and honorable Society within whose hospitable walls we are entertained, 
to say some words about a man, who, though removed from sight, will be 
held in perpetual memory in this community. Known to you as his personal 
friend, I may infer that you do not expect from me the language of cold 
and unimpassioned criticism, nor count on a display of nice and curious 
balancing between the parallel lines of eulogy and animadversion. It is 
intended, briefly to review his life ; to call attention to some things in- 
teresting in the relation, and profitable for remembrance ; and to state 
the grounds on which a place has been conceded to him, by general con- 
sent, on the roll of our best citizens. The work must be done, if done 
by me, in a spirit of sincere and affectionate regard ; nor only so, but 
under a sense of professional restraint. One recollection, among others, 


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can never be effaced ; it is that of the cold and dreary winter's night, when, 
on the last Friday in the Lenten season of 1890, I was sent for, and in 
haste conducted to the house and to the room where a soul was about to 
pass hence to God. With prayer and sacramental viaticum, that soul 
was aided in the awful transit to the mysterious world beyond the veil ; 
with brief and touching words, he bade me goodbye. I cannot but think, 
that he, modest and reserved as he was, almost to a fault, would have 
deprecated the language of compliment and praise, in his death as in his 
life ; and so, in speaking of him before you this evening, I feel almost as 
if I were speaking not merely in your ears, but also in the audience of 
the dead. 

Let me begin with some words on the history of the house. Questions 
of birth, descent, and ancestry are always of importance, in the study of a 
notable life; the career of the child is to some extent determined by 
the acts of the progenitor, and, by the force of the law of heredity, the 
antecedents shape their consequents. In this case, a peculiar interest in- 
vests the story. We are carried back in thought to days, long prior to 
the American Revolution,* when the Spaniards and the French held 
possession of all the country west of the Mississippi River, from the Gulf 
of Mexico south to the British possessions in the north ; a vast empire, 
for which from time to time, five nations have contended, each naturally 
desirous of the wealth which it contained. France, Spain, Russia, Eng- 
land, and finally the young republic of the starry flag, pass and repass 
before us, as we gaze upon the shifting scene. " Two leading objects cf 
commercial gain," writes Washington Irving, "have given birth to wide 
and daring enterprise in the early history of the Americas ; the precious 
metals of the south and the rich peltries of the north. While the fiery 
and magnificent Spaniard, inflamed with the mania for gold, has extended 
his discoveries and conquests over those brilliant countries scorched by 
the ardent sun of the tropics, the adroit and buoyant Frenchman, and 
the cool and calculating Briton, have pursued the less splendid, but no 
less lucrative, traffic in furs amidst the hyperborean regions of the Can- 
adas, until they have advanced even within the Arctic circle." That mas- 
ter hand has painted attractive pictures of the ancient French establishments 
to the north and northwest, where men exemplified the idea of patriarchal 
ease and pride, and in lordly style controlled great interests in the Cana- 
dian wilderness ; of the rise of the Hudson's Bay Co. chartered by King 
Charles II., in 1670, and of the rivalry between the races, which confronted 
one another in those shadowy and uncivilized regions. Then we pass on 
to the year 1762, when the French Crown lost possession of Canada, and 
their trade fell wholly into British hands ; and we read the story of years 
of dire trouble and distress, while the moody savage, loyal to the kindly 
French, and mistrusting the English, waged bloody battle against the 
newcomers, and taught them the need of organization for the prosecution 
of their traffic and the safety of their lives. And so was formed that nota- 
ble "North West Co.", which held, as we are told, a lordly sway over 
the wintry lakes and boundless forests of the Canadas, almost equal to 
that of the East India Co. over the voluptuous climes and magnificent 
realms of Orient ; and subsequently with a view to satisfy the unquench- 
able thirst of the English, another company appears, bearing the name of 
Mackinaw, and intending to work south, down the Mississippi River, 

* 1762. 

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and thus to monopolize the trade with the South and West and an- 
cient Louisiana. On these comprehensive and flourishing schemes, the 
United States Government, then in its infancy, but restless and impatient 
with the sense of inborn power, looked with wary eyes and growing un- 
easiness ; making, at intervals, abortive attempts to counteract the British, 
to acquire a foothold in the territory, to attract the Indian tribes, and 
to divert some, at least, of that branch of trade into national channels, but 
casting about, uncertain, for the means of doing what soon must be done. 

We have reached the point at which our personal record unites with the 
current of public events. You know, of course, the place, whare from 
its eminence, the ancient and ruinous castle of Heidelberg looks down 
upon the Valley of the Neckar. Not far from that town, in what was 
once the Grand Duchy of Baden, is the little village of Waldorf; where, 
on the 17th of July, 1763, a child was born who was destined to found 
a house in the greatest City of the New World, and to make for himself 
and a line of worthy descendants, a great and honored name. Sprung, not 
of princely or noble race, but from the ranks of the working people, 
he was one of those who control circumstance and make fortune bend 
submissive to their will. 

One morning in the Autumn of the year 1783, this youth, leaving his 
quiet home, set his face toward the lands across the Western Ocean ; * in 
the month of January following he landed at Baltimore, bringing with 
him little or nothing but youth, and health, a stout heart, and an in- 
tellect which, to use the expression of one who knew him intimately, would 
have qualified him for the command of an army of 500,000 men. To 
German thrift, and German industry and patience, and German honesty 
and honour, the path of conquest lies open. He came to the country at 
a time rich in opportunity, and his quick eye took in the need and the 
promise of the hour. The Revolutionary War was ended, but the fron- 
tier ports of Oswego, Niagara, and Detroit, still in possession of the Brit- 
ish, opposed a barrier to the prosecution of commercial enterprises by the 
American Government. On the final surrender of those ports in 1794—5, 
the way was open for our youth, already qualified by personal experience 
and adventure, and by close study of the position of affairs, to profiler 
counsel and aid to the President and Congress looking to the building up 
of a national trade, independent of foreign agencies, and on a purely Ameri- 
can basis. Your patience would be exhausted if I were to tell the whole 
story. It is not necessary to do so. I have referred to it simply as an 
illustration of the intellectual power and the practical skill and ability of 
the founder of the house ; nor shall I say more than this, that his plan, 
one of the grandest and most comprehensive ever formed by the mind of 
man, included the establishment of a chain of posts extending from the 

* It is an interesting fact that an elder brother of John Jacob Astor was in the 
German Military Service in North America during the Revolutionary War ; probably 
through him the attention of the younger man was first turned to America. The 
Astor referred to was a private in one of those contingents hired by King George III. 
for service against his rebellious subjects. The recent publication of the Journal of 
Captain Pausch has changed our estimate of the Hessians, showing them to have been 
not only thoroughly good soldiers, but also honest, sober. God-fearing men, of the- 
same stamp as the German troops who fought in the Franco-German War. It was 
not their fault that they served against the Americans, but that of the petty autocrats 
who sold them like droves of cattle. Astor remained in this country after the war, 
and identified himself with its interests and fortunes, as did many others of his class. 

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Great Lakes to the Pacific Coast ; the erection of a town on that coast, 
at the mouth of the Columbia River; the acquisition of one of the group 
of the Sandwich Islands as an intermediate station ; and the opening 
of communication with all these points by the aid of a line of vessels, 
thus connecting New York, the tropical Islands, the central station of 
Astoria, the Russian possessions in the far north, and China and India 
across the Pacific Ocean. To carry out this magnificent idea, the Amer- 
ican Fur Company was founded by him in 1807, and the City of Asto- 
ria in 1 8 1 1 , and ships had already begun to wing their way across the seas, 
when the plan came to naught, partly through treachery, and partly 
through the breaking out of the War in 181 2. The record remains, an 
impei ishable and indisputable proof of the genius of him who conceived 
the plan which, under more auspicious circumstances, might have been 
carried to a complete success. 

This man, JOHN JACOB ASTOR, was the founder of that distin- 
guished house which bears his name.* It is unnecessary to say more about 
him ; but thus much at least it seemed proper to say, in order 10 throw 
light on the early annals of the family. That the qualities once con- 
spicuously employed in national interests, were subsequently turned to 
better account in a more restricted field, is too well known to need repeti- 
tion. How he lived in style befitting his position as the wealthiest pri- 
vate citizen of the United States, yet simply and becomingly ; how he 
surrounded himself with literary men, and collected about him the treas- 
ures of literature and art; how he founded the Librarv which forms one 
of the treasured ornaments of our City, and how at last he passed away, 
honored, respected, and admired, are facts with which you are familiar. 
He died March 29, 1848, and his son, William B. Astor, born September 
19, 1792, succeeded, as heir to the estate and head of the house. 

Of that admirable man I shall have little to say. There are those in 
this hall to-night, who well remember his mild and kindly face, his gra- 
cious presence, and that inimitable air of high breeding and culture, 
which, though it does not make, yet certainly does mark the gentleman. 
The son did justice to the father's pride and hope. Mr. William B. 
Astor stood deservedly among the first in this community. He conducted 
the vast affairs with which he was entrusted with prudence and ability ; 
and devoted much time to the preservation and increase of an estate, no 
part of which was ever squandered in recklessness or misappropriated to 
evil ends. Fitted by his education, first at Heidelberg and then at Got- 
tingen, for the enjoyment and cultivation of literary and artistic instincts, 
he gave attention to liberal and aesthetic studies, and carried out his 
father's plans in that direction. The elder Astor had already left by will 
$400,000 to found the Library which bears his name. The son added, 
during his life-time and by will $450,000 to that amount, completing the 
original building in 1853, and adding another in 1859; which gifts he 
supplemented by^another of $100,000 in books. He married Margaret 
Rebecca Armstrong, a lady of noteworthy lineage. Her family was of 

* John Jacob Astor, born July 17, 1763, in Waldorf, Duchy of Baden, married in 
1785, Sarah Todd, daughter of Adam Todd and Margaret Dodge his wife. Mrs. 
Sarah Astor died March, 1S34, in the 73d year of her age. Their children were John 
Jacob, jr., William Backhouse, and three daughters, who were afterwards the Count- 
ess of Rumpff; Mrs. Hristed, wife of the Rev. John Bristed ; and Mrs. Walter Lang- 

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Scottish origin, as the name indicates, and of the number who, for polit- 
ical reasons, found it necessary to fly from their own country during 
the agitations and rebellions of the Eighteenth Century. The Arm- 
strongs took refuge in Enniskillen, in the north of Ireland, whence John 
Armstrong came to America. This man earned distinction in the war 
with France in 1755-6 and was afterwards commissioned as brigadier- 
general in the Continental Army. For his military services he 
received from Pennsylvania, the State of his adoption, the first medal 
ever struck by that State, together with other honours. His son, 
a second John Armstrong, was also a soldier, and served during 
the Campaign against Burgoyne which closed at Saratoga. General Arm- 
strong was Secretary of War in President Madison's Cabinet, United 
States Senator, and Minister to France. His sons, Henry B., John, and 
Kosciusko Armstrong, were well known and conspicuous in their day ; the 
last-named was a highly accomplished gentleman of literary tastes. 

His daughter, Margaret Rebecca Armstrong, married Mr. William B. 
Astor, who spent much time in foreign travel. Mrs. Astor is remem- 
bered as a dignified lady of the old school, a person of much loveliness of 
character and sweetness of manners. Her husband was well read ; he 
spoke the French and German languages with fluency and with a perfect 
accent, and was among the most courteous men in Society. Of these 
parents, on the 10th of June, 1822, and in this City, the subject of this 
address, John Jacob Astor, the second of the name, was born. 

It need hardly be said that great care and attention were bestowed on 
his education. Its foundation was completed at Columbia College, 
where he was graduated in the class of 1839. He was then sent to Got- 
tingen, where his father had pursued his studies thirty years before. On 
returning to America, he entered the Law School of Harvard University, 
took its diploma, and spent a year in this City in the practice of the law. 
Master of the German and several other foreign languages ; a good classical 
scholar ; acquainted with the principles and practice of the law, and in- 
heriting from his father and grandfather those qualities which fit men for 
serious work and grave responsibility, he began that career which has now 
terminated in the peace and rest of God. 

On the 9th of December, 1846, occurred his marriage with Charlotte 
Augusta Gibbes. That lady was of a South Carolina family ; she, and 
her future husband had been acquainted with each other from their child- 
hood, and their attachment was one of those on which it helps and cheers 
the mind to dwell; unwavering devotion, unshaken fidelity, love without 
dissimulation ; alas ! how often do we miss them in the married state ! 
To this auspicious union it will be a pleasure to revert, at a later point 
in the course of these remarks. 

Fourteen years now passed ; they were devoted to attention to the 
Astor Estate, which, already large and steadily increasing, gave scope to 
the undivided activity of its owners. It was a predestination which called 
him to take up that work ; not to have done his best would have been a 
dereliction of duty. Great wealth is a trust, and an honourable one. 
Under free institutions, there can be no interference with its acquisition by 
fair and honest means ; and, once acquired, it imposes the heaviest of re- 
sponsibilities. It was the obvious duty of the possessor of the largest fortune 
in America, to keep it together as it came to him, to exercise a wise and 
generous stewardship thereof during his life, and to transmit it in sound 

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condition to his successors ; and this gave him ample occupation during 
the earlier years of his career. 

In 1 86 1 commenced that great and terrible conflict, in which the na- 
tion strove for its existence against external and internal foes. Mr. Astor 
was prompt to recognize and obey the call of his country to serve her 
cause in person. His military career began with an appointment on the 
staff of Major General George B. McClellan, as Aide-de-Camp with the 
rank of Colonel. He saw service with the Army of the Potomac, and 
subsequently received the brevet of Brigadier General of U. S. Volunteers, 
for meritorious conduct during the Campaign of the Peninsula. He was 
dev\)ted to his Chief, and had a high opinion of the ability of that dis- 
tinguished Officer. The military career of Mr. Astor affords little to stir 
the imagination or gratify the love of the marvellous ; but it formed an 
important episode in his history. That a man, with such vast interests 
depending on him, should take his life in his hand and go to the front, 
was, to say the least, unnecessary ; the act compels admiration, and proves 
the unselfishness of his character. His wife, inspired by love of country 
and patriotic sentiments, and leading a life of daily self-sacrifice, accepted, 
without a murmur, the determination of her husband to serve in the field, 
at an hour when, after severe reverses, the national cause looked dark, 
and to many an eye desperate. An incident in the War shows the spirit 
in which this sacrifice of rest and safety was made. It is related of Mr. 
Astor, that on one occasion he accompanied General Martindale on a tour 
of inspection, in which they passed outside their works and rode in front 
under a continuous and heavy fire from the enemy. The officer who had 
led them that dangerous way and had received a rebuke from the Gene- 
ral commanding, for placing them all in such imminent peril for no suf- 
ficient reason, moralized upon the situation, thus : "I," said he, "am 
only a poor soldier with nothing but my sword ; but if I had been the heir 
to the Astor fortune and estate, I would have run away, if I had been hanged 
for it." It was said of Col. Astor, by an old army officer closely associated 
with him during the war, that he was as intent on learning the duties of 
the soldier as though his future success in life depended on promotion in 
the Army of the United States. In after years, he took the utmost pleas- 
ure in attending the reunions of his old comrades in arms, as a member 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. I quote 
from a report submitted and adopted at a meeting of the Commandery of 
the State of New York, May 28, 1S90, the following words : — 

" Of all his memories of a long and active life, the one to which he 
reverted with the greatest satisfaction was his service in the field in 1862, 
with the Army of the Potomac; the remembrance of the patriotic ardour 
of the troops, of their jubilant confidence in McClellan ; of the privations 
of the bivouac, of the exposures and dangers of the seven days' battles, 
of the forlorn appearance and redoubtable qualities of the enemy — all 
these and many more he cherished with an interest akin to the attach- 
ment with which his thoughts ever after followed the officers who had been 
his companions in those stirring and memorable scenes." 

After the close of the war, Mr. Astor made no further appearance in 
public life. In the year 1879, President Hayes offered him the position 
of Minister to the Court of St. James, a position which he was in every 
particular qualified to fill to the credit of his country and to the advan- 
tage of the national government ; but he declined the invitation, as it is 

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said, under the influence of a modesty and dislike of publicity, which were 
characteristic of him thrpughout his life and appear to have grown upon 
him with advancing years. 

It has been truly said of Mr. Astor, that "few rich men have borne 
responsibility so wisely, or have walked so far above the common tempt- 
ations of wealth." Its possession invites to self-indulgence and ignoble 
ease, to the gratification of personal desires, and to the pursuit of pleas- 
ure for its own sake. No one could know him without being impressed 
by the fact, that he was notably free from the influence of such base and 
unworthy considerations. I have spoken of his life as a man of affairs as 
the fulfillment of an inherited responsibility. Early associated with his 
father in the care and management of his property, and instructed in those 
principles of honesty, industry, and integrity, which had guided his pre- 
decessors, he proved himself worthy of his education. At every point of 
contact with affairs, he seemed to know what ought to be done and how 
best to do it. True to the traditions of his house, he was not less true to 
the progressive spirit of the age in which he lived. How often have we 
seen great fortunes, which were accumulated by patient industry, or trans- 
mitted by inheritance, squandered and wrecked by spendthrift fools ! how 
often are ancestral names dishonoured by the vices of the later scions 
of the line ! In this case, no sordid motive decided action, nor did selfish 
desire constrain the conduct ! This was indeed a representative man of 
wealth, exact in business habits, courteous and kindlv to all, just and 
reasonable in his dealings with those dependent on him. It is my per- 
sonal privilege to mention in this connection the services rendered by him 
to the cause of religion, as a vestryman and warden of the Parish of Trin- 
ity Church. He was recognized as one of the most valuable of the mem- 
bers of that Corporation. His strong common sense, his familiarity with 
practical methods of procedure, his intimate acquaintance with real estate 
and city property, his unerringly correct judgment, and his absolute in- 
tegrity, gave him a position and an influence, the more readily acknowl- 
edged because it was never abused. Not only in committee, but outside, 
and from day to day his counsel and advice were sought by his colleagues, 
whenever subjects of great importance were under consideration. And 
for myself, I may add, that I owe him a debt of gratitude in that regard, 
which I take pleasure in acknowledging before this audience ; for what- 
ever the occasion on which I felt impelled to go to him — and of such 
there were many, and they were often attended by pain, doubt, and per- 
plexitv, — I felt relief at once, in the cordial greeting, the words of cheer, 
and the intelligent counsel that followed. 

As might have been expected, the son took pleasure in carrying on the 
work of his father and grandfather in building up the Astor Library. 
His gifts to it amounted to a sum exceeding $800,000. From the Report 
of the Trustees of that Institution, dated January 14, 1S91, it appears 
that Mr. Astor became a trustee in 1858. At that date, the middle hall 
of the Library was unfinished, and the number of books was 1 10,000. In 
1875, on trie death of Mr. William B. Astor, the building, as enlarged 
by him, had been some years in use ; and the number of volumes was 
152,440. Mr. John Jacob Astor further increased the building by add- 
ing the north wing or hall ; the whole Library was rearranged for con- 
venient use, and a complete catalogue of the books was made, the num- 
ber having increased to 235,101. The Trustees in the report already 

122 Mr. J. J. As/or and his American Ancestry. [July, 

referred to, expressed themselves, with reference to their departed asso- 
ciate, in the following terms : 

" Mr. Astor was the grandson of the founder of the Library ; for more 
than thirty years one of its Trustees ; and for more than twenty years its 
Treasurer. While he may be said to have inherited certain duties to- 
ward the Library, he had been so educated as to perform them fully, and 
brought to the service of the institution both a stalwart mind and body, 
large acquaintance with books and men, sound judgment and full ap- 
preciation of the advantages and needs of the Library, and a firm de- 
termination that there should be no deterioration in its character or use- 
fulness during his connection with it. With these qualities and aims, he 
devoted himself to its service with unceasing faithfulness and interest, and 
added a constant and judicious liberality ; so that it is to his munificence 
that the Library is indebted for a new building, large sums spent in the 
purchase of books, a continuation of the catalogue, and, finally, large ad- 
ditions to the permanent fund for the purchase of books, by testamentary 
disposition ; thus almost doubling its resources and usefulness. 

"During all Mr. Astor's connection with this great charity, he sus- 
tained the relation of a noble patron and faithful servant and a devoted 
friend. A just respect for his well-known opinions on such subjects, con- 
fines this minute to his official and personal life in connection with 
the Astor Library only. It may be permitted «to the Trustees, however, 
to bear affectionate witness to those qualities which made the delibera- 
tions and proceedings of the Board at all times harmonious, and which 
induced his associates to become his frieneds. 

" Who shall speak with sufficient delicacy of Mr. Astor's tact and con- 
sideration — whether as a benefactor who preferred to remain unthanked 
and unknown, and who declined to assume the most prominent position 
in the body, or, as a member of the Board, in his bearing toward his fel- 
low Trustees in the administration of the affairs of the Library and the 
disposition of the various questions from time to time under consideration ? 

"The present condition of the institution is enduring proof of Mr. 
Astor's services on its behalf ; and the personal regret experienced at his 
death, evidence of the wisdom and consideration with which he has per- 
formed his duties." 

You can well understand the peculiar pleasure experienced by Mr. 
Astor in making his frequent gifts of manuscripts, first editions, incu- 
nabula, and the like literary treasures to the Library which bore his name. 
Those exquisitely illuminated missals, those precious volumes over which 
Dibdin, the veteran bibliomaniac, would have gone into characteristic rap- 
tures of delight, remain with us perpetual proofs of his knowledge, his 
taste, and his liberality. That goodly and gentle company, the lovers of 
old books, may claim him as one of their number. He was rather 
bibliophile than bibliomaniac ; an able, learned, and sedulous biblio- 
grapher, the enthusiasm was his without the folly; he was one of that 
fortunate class, who have the learning, the discrimination, and the pas- 
sion for the possession of the gems and jewels of the scribe and the printer, 
as well as the means to gratify their honest desires. I remember his pleas- 
ure and my own, on a recent occasion, when one evening in his library, 
he showed me one of the most delightful of all Books of Hours on which 
these eyes have ever been fortunate enough to rest, and told me the story 
of its acquisition in London. 

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The study of bibliography has been well commended as "one of the 
most attractive and vast pursuits in which the human mind can be en- 
gaged." -No taste is more elevating, where it exists uncontaminated by 
a spirit of extravagance and caprice ; and in gratifying it as he did, not 
by the collection of a private or personal stock of treasures from the marts 
of the world, for his own selfish delectation, but by continually enlarging 
a collection intended for the profit and improvement of citizens, he showed 
himself a worthy disciple of Richard de Bury, and Sir Thomas More, 
of Bodley, Rawlinson, and Earl Spencer. 

Nor have these benefactions ceased with his death ; by his will, 
the sum of $400,000 was given to the trustees, the annual income of which 
is to be expended in addition to the treasures placed by his own hand in 
their custody. 

Let me say something about our friend in his relations to the society 
of New York. His figure and aspect are well remembered : we recall 
him as when we saw him, but a little while ago ; that stately and powerful 
form is before us now ; the air of reserve and dignity, the bearing, which 
marks the man, to whom, by nature, place and honour belong. And yet, 
withal, nothing was more marked in him than modesty, dislike of pub- 
licity, and uniform courtesy towards all with whom he had to do. 
Arrogance was foreign to his nature ; consideration for every one, respect 
for every man, whatever his place in the social circle, were characteristic 
of our friend. He was not one of those who, imbued with a consciousness 
of superiority, and, conceiving themselves to be of great importance in 
society, seem bent on meeting public expectation ; most trying and pain- 
ful persons they, whom we would fain relieve, did we know how, of some 
of the high value which they set on themselves. Strong in will and thor- 
oughly grounded in principles and convictions, he was unassuming, reti- 
cent, and reserved. 

To one who knew him most intimately, and loved and honoured him 
with filial affection, I am indebted for this agreeable portrait: "His 
tastes were simple, and with riper years the serious pleasures of his youth 
continued to delight him. In the prime of life he possessed great vigour, 
and his favorite relaxations were a walk through the woods, or an after- 
noon in his rowboat, or a long ride on horseback. This zest for outdoor 
exercise developed a vivid appreciation of the beauties of rural scenery. 
He delighted in the blossoming expansion of Spring, and in the reveries 
that Summer fields and fleeting clouds and lengthening shadows suggest. 
The tints of Autumn, and the sparkling vista of the river, and the elo- 
quent silence of starlight nights spoke to him in a language he grew to 
understand and love." 

Mr. Astor was singularly happy in his choice of a companion in his 
fortunes and a sharer in his social cares and duties. It is impossible to 
think of him, and of that house in which for so many years, the duties of 
hospitality were fulfilled in so becoming and gracious a manner and on 
so liberal a scale, without recalling that admirable woman who cast upon 
the scene the splendour of her presence and adorned everv circle in which 
she moved. She was a power for good, to her husband, to those who had 
the advantage of her acquaintance, and to the society of New York. With 
a grace and a dignity appropriate to her lineage, with tact and wisdom, with 
a perfect knowledge of the usage of the world, she ordered her house and 
held her state at the front of the ladies of this metropolis. "New York 

124 ^ r ' J' J- Astor and his American Ancestry. [ J u ly, 

Society," as it is called, is a reality. It has a positive existence of its own ; 
the metes and bounds may be somewhat uncertain, yet it is a living entity, 
to be taken into account by those who study the age and time, and are in- 
terested in social philosophy and morals. In this society, as in every other, 
there is good, and there is evil ; there is no reason why it should not 
make for honour and righteousness, for social purity, and for the refine- 
ment and elevation of the life of the city. To that end, however, it must 
have leaders, and those leaders must recognize their mission. Here exist 
no crown, no hereditary aristocracy, no race of nobles, to set the fashion 
in manners and morals ; that work devolves on those individuals, to whom, 
by common consent, and on reasonable grounds, the headship is conceded. 
Mrs. Astor was of that number : during her life-time she held her office 
with dignity, and exercised it with an appreciation of her responsibilities, 
and with an attention to social duties so scrupulous that it ended in 
exhausting her strength and shortening her life. She knew that the 
woman who stands in the front rank of the society of this metropolis, ought 
to represent that society for all that it can be worth to us, for truth, and 
virtue, and honest living. She knew that such a person must have a 
high ideal of womanhood ; that she must exert a constraining power over 
her peers, and set a good example to her juniors ; that she must 
frown upon the vicious, and help those who are good and true of heart ; 
that her doors must be closed against women of dubious reputation, and 
men whom profligacy makes conspicuous. She knew that the besetting 
sins of fashionable society are self-love and self-admiration, pleasure- 
seeking for the mere delight of it, frivolity, extravagance in dress, enter- 
tainment, and foolish indulgence ; low rivalries, addiction to pursuits 
which minister to nothing save luxury and pride, and secret, or open sym- 
pathy with those influences of the period which tend to defile the thoughts 
and corrupt the heart. And to her credit be it said, as it might be of some 
other noble women of her class, that society was the purer and the better 
for her lofty ideals and her fair example, and that she was a power and an 
influence for good so long as she lived and reigned in her own hospitable 
mansion and in her conceded place. Beautiful in person, accomplished 
and cultivated, in every sphere of a lady's duty, attractive by manner and 
conversational powers, she was a tower of strength to a husband, who 
repaid her by the devotion of his heart and life. 

To her the mind reverts in reading Mr. Ruskin's description of the 
woman's true place and power : — " So far as she rules, all must be right, 
or nothing is. She must be ehduringly, incorruptibly good ; instinctively, 
infallibly wise ; — wise, not for self-development but for self-renunciation ; 
wise, not that she may set herself above her husband, but that she may 
never fail from his side ; wise, not with the narrowness of insolent and 
loveless pride, but with the passionate gentleness of an infinitely variable, 
because infinitely applicable, modesty of service. " * 

Of her deeply religious character, and of her abundant charities, 
among the poor, the degraded, and the wretched waifs of child-life in this 
city, it is unnecessary for me to speak ; you all know the story. But one 
thing comes back to me whenever I think of her; the work done by her 
in person in a quarter from which it is a womanly instinct to draw back, 
and which very few are qualified to perform. In a bad, low quarter of 
the town, stands a house known as the " Midnight Mission." Its doors 
* " Sesame and Lilies, Queen's Gardens," N. Y. Ed. 1SS2, p. ico. 

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are open nightly to those wretched beings, who, stricken with remorse, or 
oppressed with horror at their sin, take refuge there, asking shelter, and 
protection, a place for repentance, and a start in a new life. The evening 
usually finds a party of such social outcasts gathered together, for reading, 
work, music, and such diversi6n as may lure them from their sorrows, 
and help to elevate and refine the bruised and crushed character. Ladies 
go there, to read to them, to entertain them, to talk with them quietly, about 
the beauty of virtue and the peace of a pure life. Probably not one in that 
forlorn company ever knew who was that " Sister Augusta" — for by that 
name she went, — who statedly came to them and spent the evening 
among them ; delighting them by her great conversational powers, and 
particularly by her musical skill, for she was an unusually brilliant per- 
former on the piano-forte ; but we know ; and I think it makes us hope- 
ful and humble, to identify that modest figure in the plain dress, with 
the lady who might be seen at another time, right graciously receiving in 
her splendid apartments the first people of this city and of other lands. 
The house, in which she and her husband dwelt so many years, once the 
centre of an appropriate and ample hospitality, has now disappeared ; 
the march of progress has overwhelmed, the tide of change has swept over 
and submerged it ; and they whom we knew are gone hence to be with 
God. Perhaps it is best that the walls have thus come down, and that 
the roof-tree should have vanished. Such is the order of this fleeting 
state : "As soon as the wind goeth over it is gone and the place thereof 
shall know it no more. He hath put down the mighty from their seats. 
. . The rich He hath sent empty away." 

On the 1 2th day of December, 1887, the accomplished and lovely 
lady of whom we have been thinking, after a protracted and suffering ill- 
ness of a year's duration, passed from this mortal scene. Her death was 
a severe blow to her husband ; a blow from which he never recovered. His 
was that sorrow which slowly deepens down into the bases of the lives of 
men. On the 1st of December of the following year, he said to me: 
"You remember that my time of darkness is coming ; " an allusion to 
the approaching anniversary of her death. He spent that day by him- 
self, in seclusion ; towards evening I went to him, and we said together, 
in her memory, one of those solemn offices of the dead, which bring them 
so distinctly back to us and draw us so near to them. At this point, I 
may perhaps, most appropriately speak of him as a churchman. He was 
very well read in theology, and familiar with ecclesiastical matters. He 
loved the Church with a sincere and loyal devotion ; he was a regular at- 
tendant at her services, and a devout communicant ; he took great inter- 
est in the music at the parish church, and promoted, by influence and 
example, advance in the solemnity and beauty of ritual ; indeed, in some 
particulars, he would have been glad to see things carried beyond the 
point which seemed to me desirable. To him, in conjunction with his 
brother, Mr. William Astor, we are indebted for that magnificent altar 
and reredos erected in the parish church to the glory of Almighty God 
and in loving remembrance of William B. Astor ; other gifts to the choir 
and chancel were made by him from time to time. Our poor depended 
on him for a large proportion of the sum annually received by them in 
charity ; and it was mainly by his kind assistance that the Mission House 
was built, which forms the centre of our charitable work in the lower 
wards of this city. It is pleasant to remember, that it was his practice, if 

126 M r - J- J- Astor and his American Ancestry. [J u 'y. 

he chanced to be abroad at a season when the clergy were in need of 
special help for their poor people, to send us home his usual contribu- 
tions lest they should be missed by their needy recipients. It was an 
instance of those minor morals, which, in the observance, indicate a just 
apprehension of duty and a readiness to fulfill it, and for which the clergy, 
almoners of Christ's Poor, are always grateful. The private charities of 
Mr. and Mrs. Astor were very large. I am told, by a very intimate and 
dear friend of theirs, once their almoner to the needy and distressed, that 
he knows, of his personal knowledge,, that their joint gifts, in a quiet and 
unobtrusive way, did not fall below the sum of $100,000 per annum for 
many years. Of these, none knew, but the grateful recipients of that 

I have said what I had to say to you, concerning our departed friend ; 
not without the impression that he would have forbidden, had it been 
possible, this public commemoration of his acts and character. I am sure 
that this would have been his wish, could he have expressed it. Never 
had a man a greater horror of publicity. I remember his telling me that 
he always tried to avoid writing notes or letters, and made them as short 
as possible, through the dread of the collection and publication of corre- 
spondence after death ; and when he wrote to me, it was always with the 
understanding that the manuscript should be destroyed. A striking in- 
stance of this habit of mind lately came to my notice. There is a very 
valuable work of reference known, doubtless, to many of you as the 
"Cyclopedia of American Biography." In turning over its pages, I 
found sketches of the first and second of the Astor Family, and some par- 
ticulars regarding the Hon. William Waldorf Astor, the present heir to 
the estate ; but no more than the barest mention of the name of him who 
forms the subject of this address. The learned and accomplished editor 
of the work referred to, General James Grant Wilson, in casually refer- 
ring to the fact in a letter to me, wrote as follows : " The explanation is 
that Mr. Astor requested me as a personal favour to say as little about him 
as possible. Indeed he expressed a wish that his name should be omit- 
ted ; but that, I said, was impossible, and it was for that reason that he 
was very briefly mentioned." Knowing, as I did, the sensitive reserve of 
that modest, Christian gentleman, and divining his wishes, I have felt 
under a certain restraint in making the remarks which have been thus 
submitted to your consideration. 

In his life, our friend kept up the honour of the name, and bore with 
patience the heavy burden of his responsibilities. In dying, he trans- 
mitted the double inheritance of a sterling character and an immense 
fortune to his only son. This is not the place, nor is this the occasion, 
to comment on the position of that honourable and distinguished gentle- 
man, or to proffer counsel as to his conduct ; but, it may be said, with- 
out impropriety, that during his temporary absence in a foreign land, he 
is often in the thoughts of his countrymen, and that they must inevitably 
regard his own career with deep interest and earnest expectations. The 
State, like the family and the Church, exists by divine sanction ; her citi- 
zens are her children, having duties to the commonwealth second only 
to those to the Great Creator and Merciful Saviour of mankind, and to 
the beloved inmates of their homes. It is true, of the citizens of this 
metropolis and of this republic, that all are debtors to the common weal ; 
and obviously true, moreover, that to whom much is given, of him shall 

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much be required. Rich men are, and will always be, the objects of 
unfriendly and unfair criticism ; it is impossible for them to satisfy the 
demands of that innumerable horde who choke each avenue by which 
they can be approached, or the instructions of those officious individuals 
who mark out for their neighbours the exact line of conduct which ought 
to be pursued. The gibes and reproaches of disappointed applicants, 
and the counsel of meddlesome people, may be, without qualm of con- 
science, disregarded ; but it is another and a becoming thing to call the 
attention of men of wealth to their mission and their dread trusteeship, 
and remind them of their obligations. Some things stand fast, and some 
things change. God, and Religion, and the Church abide ; while, in the 
State and Society it may be that the old order is to pass, and yield to a 
new one, and that the time for startling transitions is nearer than we 
think. We, therefore, in scanning the coming age, and considering the 
problems of the hour, look with expectation, and I will say with anxiety, 
to those who hold, by the will of God, leading places among us, and 
have at their control the forces which make or mar around and beneath 
them. Such men have our sympathy, and our best wishes ; it is our hope 
and prayer, that the base, the sordid, and the merely personal will fill no 
place in their motives ; that what they have received of honour, reputa- 
tion, and character, they will keep to the credit of their line and to the 
advantage of their own reputation ; that they in turn will be, as they 
ought to be, public benefactors, faithful in stewardship during their life, 
and after their departure commemorated by monuments attesting their 
wisdom, their judgment, and their liberality. 

The name of Astor has been and is now identified with the ideas of 
honesty, industry, patriotism, and public service. We believe that it is 
safe in the hands of those who have it to-day in their keeping, and that 
it will retain in our metropolitan annals the place in which it is honour- 
ably inscribed. 


Made by Chaplain Roswell Randall Hoes, U. S. N. 

Register Book of the Church of England of Hempstead, Long 

Island, N. Y. 

The Rev. Mr. Thomas, of this church, writing to the Secretary of the 
Venerable Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, on 
the 22d of April, 1707, says: 

" I have often laid before my Vestry the Necessity of a Register Book in 
the Parish but to no purpose, having no methods of raising a fund to de- 
fray that and such like publick exigencies ***** I hope to buy 
a Register Book, w ch I bespoke already, and then I shall [take] particular 
care to register all Christenings, Marriages and Burials according to our 
Instructions from the Venerable Society. I have baptised some Scores [of] 
Infants & Adults since my Arrival here, and married some dozens of 

128 Extracts from the Early and Original Records. [J u b r > 

Copies but wou'd never receive a farthing perquisites for them hither- 
to." (See Letter Book of S. P. G., vol. 3, No. 67.) 

Murder of the Hallet Family at Hellgate, in 1708. 

The following extract of a letter from the Rev. William Urquhart, of 
the Church of England of Jamaica, L. I., gives a number of particulars 
relating to this tragedy which have never yet appeared in print. The let- 
ter is dated Feb. 4, 170%, is addressed to the secretary of the S. P. G., and 
is recorded in Letter Book No. 3, document No. 176, of the Records of 
that Society : 

******* "One \V m Halliot jun r who lived at a place 
called Hellgate (it has the name from the Difficulty of Vessels passing up 
and down the River). The Husband the wife and five children in less 
than quarter of an hour were murdered by one Indian Slave whom he 
had nursd up from 4 years old. There was a Negro Woman Slave in y e 
house, who was abetting to him in Counselling and perswading him to 
this bloody murder, but he confessed y* his hands murthered them all 
after this manner. W™ Hallet and his Wife had been at Justice Hallet's 
house (the father of the said W 7m jun r ) with some others of their friends. 
About 7 at Night he came to his House, and his wife being weary, went 
to bed and all the Children : The Husband sat in the Chimney Corner 
sleeping as his Custom was : The Slaves were watching their Opportunity 
(for they were resolved to do it that night) and the House being some- 
thing dark Sawney, for so is the Indian Slave's name called came into 
the House, and had an Axe laid behind the Door, and seeing his Master 
asleep took the Axe and struck him first w th the Edge and then with 
the back on the Head. The first stroak waked his wife who was 
abed in the same room and she called Murder, whereupon he left him 
and struck her with the back of the Axe on the Head. There was one 
Child lying by the Mother, who did not awake as yet and there were two 
lying in a Truncle bed, about 7 or 8 years of age. Those he murthered 
next and all with the back of the Axe on the head, then he dragged the 
young Child out from its murthered Mother and knocked it on the head. 
Then went above Stairs and murthered the two children that were there. 
This he confessed and that there were some others that knew of the Mur- 
ther. The Negro woman confessed the same. My Lord Cornbury is- 
sued out a Special Commission of Oyer & Terminer, to Chief Justice 
Montpesson, Judge Milward, Col. Willet & some others for their Tryal. 
Munday last being the 2d of this instant, the Indian man was hang'd 
and hung up in chains. The Negro woman was burnt alive. The Couit 
is adjourned till next Week in hopes of further discoveries : There are 
now in Custody upon suspicion 4 Negro men, and 2 Indians all Slaves, 
not Natives here. I am afraid to loose this post and if so, this fleet but 
pr next I shall give an Account what Discoveries are made in relation 
to this horrid murther." 

The " Distemper " in New York in 1702. 

George Keith, writing from New York, on the 29th of Nov., 1702, to 
the Secretary of the Venerable Society, says : 

" It hath pleased Almighty God to preserve us both in good health all 
the time since our arrivall into America notwithstanding many have been 

1891.] Extracts from the Early and Original Records. 129 

visited with great Distempers in diverse Parts which have proved mortall 
to many in the Town of New York where near five hundred persons dyed 
in the space of three months, but now thanks to God the place is very 
healthfull." (See Society's Letter Book I., document No. 50.) 

Contribution to the Ecclesiastical History of Hempstead and 
Oyster Bay. — Houses of Worship. — Episcopalians, Independents, 
Presbyterians, and Quakers. — Census. — Names of Smaller Vil- 
lages in Hempstead and Oyster Bay. — Schools and School-Mas- 
ters. — Price of Tuition, &c, &c. — 1728. 

The following letter was written by the Rev. Robert Jenney to the 
Secretary of the S. P. G., and is recorded in Letter Book No. 21 of that 
Society, page 339 : 

"I Rec d vours of June y e i6th 1727. So late in the Summer, & 
our Winter has been so very Severe that I had not an Opportunity be- 
fore this to answer your Six important Questions containd in it nor truly 
am I able yet to give you as full and perfect Account of the Several Parti- 
culars contain'd in them as I wou a . But what 1 am able to send you is 
as follows. 

"Altho the two Townships of Hempsted and Oysbay [Oyster Bay] 
make but one Parish being so Settled by Act of General Assembly under 
the name & title of the Parish of Hempsted, yet to avoid Disputes w ch 
might arise between y e two from their different interests which will some- 
times Clash they made immediately upon their Settlem 1 a private Agree- 
ment to Act Independently of one another and that each shou d enjoy 
its Advantages & Priviledges in proportion to the Share they pay of the 
tax laid upon them — one third for Oysterbay and two thirds for Hemp- 
sted. I have made it my Business to discover the History of the Building 
of our Church and the most Exact Amount that I can obtain is from Mr. 
Gilderslieve, Schoolmaster in Hempsted. He tells me that Hempstead 
was Settled for some time before they had any Minister or House of Divine 
Service. The first house that was built for that purpose was a very small 
one we have now. And that Travelling Preachers sometimes In- 
dependents sometimes Presbyterians for the most part from New Eng- 
land did now and then Afficiate w th out any Covenant w th the People or 
Settlem' by Law in the Year 1680. The Town agreed to build a better 
house for Divine Service by the name of a meeting house but after it 
was built there arose a great Controversy between y e Indepen ts & y e 
Presbiterians, in which y e Latter got the better and one Denton was Cov- 
enanted with to be their Minister, but he soon left them, as did Several 
others that were afterwards Covenanted with after y e Same manner till y e 
Arrival of M r Thomas from the Hon ble Society upon the Settlem' of y e 
Parish by Law & they inducted him into the possession of the Church 
parsonage house & gl. [Glebe]. 

"The Church is an ordinary wooden building 40 foot Long & 26 wide. 
The Roof is Cover'd with Cedar Shing[les] and the sides Clapboard with 
oak. Within it is not Ceiled over head but the Sides are boarded with pine. 
There is no pulpit but a rais'd Desk only having a Cloth and Cushion 
of Silk (the Cloth seems to be designed for a Table) w ch they say was a 
p r sent from Queen Anne. A Large Table Stands before the Desk where 
the Justices and leading Men sit when they come to Church. And this we 

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are forced to make use off for a Communion Table when we receive the 
Sacram 1 of y e Lord's Supper. There are in it no pews except one for 
M r Sec ry Clark, the rest of y e Church is fill'd with open benches. It is 
not kept in good repair which Occasions thin Congregations in Cold 
Weather. There is no fence round it & the burial Place is at some 
Distance from it. It Stands in the open Road near a Small brook which 
runs between it and the Parsonage House. The Minister's-Sallary is Settled 
by Act of Assembly £60. pr Ann. of which Hempsted pays 40 and Oy- 
sterbay 20 by agreem' between them. I have in Possion an old ruin- 
ous house much out of repair near the Church with three Acres of 
poor worn out land y e Pasture of w ch will not support one House. 
There belongs to this personage [parsonage] a form [farm] ab' five miles 
distant containing 172 acres of upland & twenty five of Meadow. I have 
put a poor man upon it, but whether to any Advantage To me I cannot yet 
tell. These two have been Survey'd by M r Clowes of Jamaica, who under- 
writes his draft y' y e Church has a title to a 100 th Part of the whole town 
of Hempsted. Besides this there is about 7 Miles distant a Smal Lott of 
Meadow which I did Leave out but got nothing by it. But y e Churches 
Right to all these is hotly disputed (and I am often threatened with an 
Ejectm'). First by the Heires of one Ogden from whom the purchase 
was made in what Year I can't find for it is not in the Records [?] & 
the Deeds are lost & all those that were concern 'd in the purchase are 
Dead. Secondly by the Presbyterians who plead from their purchase hav- 
ing been made before any Church was settled here and from their Minis- 
ters having been Long in Possession of it that it belongs to them. And 
Thirdly by the Makers who are a great Body of People here & Argue 
that it belongs to the Town and ought to be hired out from time to time 
as Major part of the freeholders can agree. 

"As to the number of Inhabitants at first I can meet with no Informa- 
tion. The oldest men here living [are] at a Loss in this Point. But it is 
certain that it is much greater now for y e whole parish is Settled very thick. 
In the Year 1722 the then Governour order'd the number of People 
throughout the Province to be given into him. The Constable of Hemp- 
sted gave in 475 men 472 women 532 m. children 472 female Children. 
The Constable of Oysterbay gave in 325 Men, 325 Women 331 m. 
Children 268 female Children. Of Negroes and other Slaves and in 
Hempsted 116 Men, 76 Women, 76 M. Children 51 female Children. 
In Oysterbay 41 Men 27 Women 17 M. Children 26 female Children — in 
all 3269. [It should be 3630.] Such was y e Number in my Parish at that 
time & it is Supposed not to be much altered since. 

"At the first coming of M r Thomas I am Inform 'd there were not above 
5 or 6 that Adhered to the Church & they brought their Religion from 
England where they were born ; the rest were Independents or Presby- 
terians and the most Quakers. Our Congregation in now very uncertain 
being greater or Smaller according to the Weather. In Summer, we are 
generally crowded entirely. Especially in the Afternoon, and also in Winter 
when there is Snow Enough upon the Ground to carry their Slays, (a 
very convenient and easy way of Traveling at such Seasons but they 
are but rare at Other times. Our Church is generally full but 
not Crowded. Most of the profess'd Members of y e Church live at a 
distance from it. The Body of the Presbyterians at least the much greater 
part live here in the Town Spot. 

1 89 1.] Extracts from the Early and Original Records. ni 

"The Peoples manner of Living is Scatter'd up & down excepting that 
there are a few very small Villages as in Hempsted township there are the 
Villages of Hempsted Jerusalem Success and Bungy or Westbury and In 
Oysterbay there are Oysterbay Bethpage Norwilth & Wheatly. Those who 
live in the Villages are y e poorest of the People the more Substantial Farm- 
ers finding it lor their Interest to live at a distance from Each other. 
There are but two Churches in my Parish, one at Hempsted & a very 
small one at Oyster Bay where our Congregation encreases, but is yet 
very Small. 

"The Quakers have two meeting houses one at the head of Cowneck 
another at Bungy but they meet at many places in Barns or houses accord- 
ing to the bigness of their Congregations. There is in the town Spot of 
Hempsted but one Presbyterian meeting house the only one in the parish 
but they are so poor & few that it is with difficulty that they maintain 
their Minister. We daily Expect that he will leave them. The Religions 
in my Parish are a very few Presbyterians in Hempsted and rather fewer 
Baptists, at Oysterbay more of the Church, More than both together of 
the Quakers but most of all of Laiii..dinarians, who run from one Con- 
gregation to another and hold to that Religion whose Preacher pleases 
them best. 

"As to the Extent of my Parish both the townships extend across the 
Island about 16 Miles from North to South from East to West about 20 
Miles from Corner to Corner ab l 30 Miles ; The Roads are good in good 
Weather but yet Travelling very troublesome in the heat of Summer and 
the Cold of Winter which are both extream, For great part of my parish 
being a Plain of ab l 16 miles long without Shade or Shelter y e Wind & 
Sun have y e full Strength and sometimes in Winter the Snow is so deep 
as to make Travelling impossible and So it has been for a great part of 
this Winter. 

' ' There is nothing more unconstant than Schools here Excepting those 
from the Hon bl Society. The Usual Custom is for a Set of Neighb rs to 
Engage a Schoolmaster for one Year. Tis Seldom y* they keep y e same 
longer and often they are w th out for several Years. Y 1 ' only Master has 
Stay'd long with his Employers is one Keeble upon a Neck of Land in 
Oysterbay call'd Musketo Cove where he behaves very well & does good 
Service : The common rule for Paym' for y e Masters is pr Subscription 
£20. w th diet or £30. without, But M r Gilderslieve has five Shillings pr 
Quarter for each Scholer. 

" The Church has no Donations the Minister and Schoolmaster no 
Benefactions ; The library is only that from the Hon ble Society. Negroes 
are in number as above but are so dispersed that it is Impossible for me 
to Instruct them & Scarce any of their Masters & Mistresses will, here 
in the town Spot, M r Clowes who ab' three quarters of a Year ago began 
a Schoole Spent the Sunday Evenings in Catechising those Negroes which 
w d go to him during the Winter but in Summer he has no time the 
Evenings being short and the Day being taken up with the Service in the 
Church being twice Performed and then there went but a few to be in- 
structed by him. I have one Negroe a Communicant & my own were 
baptiz'd in their Infancy ; & they (being two) shall be carefully instructed 
while I have them. 

" Before I conclude I must Acquaint you with my reason for Sending 
the Inclos'd Letters. At my first coming here Several of the Leading 

I -2 2 Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. ["July, 

Men of the Town press'd me Earnestly to represent to the hon ble Society the 
Incapacity and Negligence of M r Gilderslieve, not recommending any 
one to Succeed him ; for they had no thought of M r Clowes, then M rs ' 
Thomas was among them who assured me that her Husband designed to 
do so, if he had recover'd. I declar'd it as being a Stranger to M r Gilder- 
slieve but they would not be put [off] till I consented to send their 
memorial which is enclos'd having first given M r Gilderslieve a Copy of 
it that he may know what he has to Answer to. You will find M r Clowes 
recommended in it and thereupon has wrote me a letter which is also 
enclosed. I sho d be unfaithfull to the hon ble Society if I did not Acquaint 
you that I have heard some reports of M r Clowes reflecting upon his 
Sobriety but his Conduct has been so fair and regular since his coming 
here that I cannot upon the Severest Observation & Enquiry find any 
reason to believe them at least if he has been faulty formerly I am Satis- 
fied he is not so now. He is the Son of a very active friend to the 
Missionarys & the Design of our Mission, M r Sam" Clowes of Jamaica 
whose Services Especially to the two parishes of Jamaica & Hempsted 
are upon Record. As to the matters of fact contain'd in the Letters, I 
believe them to be true, and I know some of them to be so, and as Such 
I submitt y m to the Hon ble Society according to my promise to the Sub- 
scribers. Since my last I have baptized Eight Adult persons & 24 
Infants of which two were Negroe Slaves. 

"Pray make my humble Duty acceptable to the Honble Society, And 
be pleased to believe me to be, Rev r end S r Y° most Humble Serv'. 

" Hempsted June 27 th 1728. Rob t Jenney." 


By Richard Wynkoop, of Brooklyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XXII., April, 1891, page 74.) 

Children of Rev. Edwards Marsh and Hannah G. Thompson (67). 

188. Harriet N. ; b. Dec. 16, 1832, Hamilton, Can.; d. Nov. 14, 
1850, Canton, 111. 189. Eunice A.; b. June 23, 1835, Barton, Can. 
190. J. Edwards; b. Dec. 13, 1836 ; d. July 10, 1861 ; m. Feb. 20, 
i860, Farmington, 111., Elizabeth I. Thomas. 191. Benjamin P. ; b. 
Feb. 25, 1841, Nunda, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 7, 1865, Galesburg, 111., Mary 
Frances Ayres ; homeo. phys., Bloomington, 111. 192. Stephen M. ; b. 
Apl. 10, 1843 ; m. Sept. 21, 1882, Alice M. Pease, Sioux City, Iowa ; 

Children 0/ Samuel Hale and Jane Thompson (68). 

193. George; b. Mch. 10, d. Mch. 12, 1834. 194. Mary Eunice; 
b. Oct. 21, d. Nov. n, 1835. 195. La Rue Perrine ; b. Feb. 8, 1837; 
d. June 2, 1S38. 196. La Rue Perrine; b. Oct. 28, 1838; farmer. 
197. Philip Thompson ; b. Aug. 15, 1840 ; d. Aug. 31, i80i.- 198. Jane 

1 89 1.] Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman, \ 33 

Electa ; b. Jan. 20, 1843 ; m. Sept. 20, 1867, to Enoch Heber Huntting, 
a farmer ; Colfax, Wash. 

Children 0/ Rev. Theo. J. Keep and Mary A. Thompson (69). 

199. William John; b. June 3, 1842; m. Oberlin, May 22, 1S66, 
Frances Sarah Henderson, b. Dec. 24, 1844 ; formerly of Troy, now of 

Detroit. 200. Mary Jane; b. 28, 1844; d. Oct. 17, 1844. 

201. Mary ; b. Apl. 22, 1846 ; d. Feb. 14, 1848. 202. Julia Eliza ; 
b. Oct. 28. 1847 ; d. Mch. 12, 1848. 203. Mary Elizabeth ; b. Jan. 
22, 1849, Hartford, 0.; m. June 18, 1872, to Geo. M. Clark, b. West- 
minster, Vt., June 10, 1841; Chicago. 204. Fanny Maria; b. Nov. 22, 
1856 ; m. Jan. 1, 1885, to Normand Smith Pattan, b. July 10, 1852. 

Children of John Thompson (70) and Anne E. Glover. 

205. Philip George ; b. Oct. 4, 1852 ; m. Dec. 25, 1885, Carrie 
Munsell ; farmer in Dakota. 206. Sarah Caroline ; b. June 9, 1854 ; 
d. Apl. 15, 18S7. 207. Mary Glove£ ; b. July 9, 1856 ; m. Oct. 1, 
1888, to Chas. E. Lowrey ; Bowlder, Col.; a physician ; her husband a 
teacher. 208. Gaylord Whitfield ; b. July 7, 1859 ; m. Aug. 23, 1888, 
Emma Esther Rowe ; lawyer, Minneapolis. 209. John ; b. April 23, 
1862; m. Nov. 23, 1887, Henrietta Law; druggist. 210. Eunice; b. 
Oct. 8, 1866. 

Children of Gaylord Thompson (71) and Elsie Voorhees. 

211. David V.; b. June 20, 1846; m. Nov. 12, 1874, Romelia Pel- 
ton ; farmer in Mich. 212. Philip Melancthon ; b. Jan. 30, 1848; 
m. Dec. 25, 1868, Flora Anne Stickney ; farmer at York, Medina Co., 
O. 213. Mary Eliza ; b. Dec. 15, 1849 ; m. Mch. 3, 1870, to Curtis 
B. Abbott, a farmer at Medina. 214. Ella Maria ; b. Mch. 30, 1852 ; 
m. Oct. 21, 1874, to Dwight M. Holcomb, a mechanic, in Michigan. 

Children of George Thompson (72) and Susan McPherson. 

215. Effleda Veronica; b. Montville, O. , Nov. 12, 1854 ; d. Steu- 
benville, June 10, 1882 ; m. July 15, 1880, to Rev. Win, Fremont 
Blackman, Cong. 216. Archibald Eugene ; b. Aug. 20, 1856; in. Gar- 
retsville, O. , Dec. 14. 1S86. Leonora Thayer. 217. Homer George ; b. 
May 13, 1859 ; d. Littleton, Col., Aug. 26, 1887 ; m. Medina, O., Oct. 
4, 1883, Sadie J. Bachtell ; a fanner in Col.; his widow and child with 
his parents. 218. Gaylord Harper; b. May 13, 1859; m. Denver, 
Col, Oct. 4, 1885, Letitia May Beck, d. Mch.' 18, 18S8 ; Secy. Soc. for 
Pro. of Abused Children, Denver. 219. Fannie Eliza ; b. May 30, 1864 j 
teacher in Medina. 220. Edward Payson ; b. June 27, 1871. 

Children of Homer B. Thompson and Eliza Thompson (73). 

221. Ida Maria ; b. Hartford, O., June 13, 1849 ; m - Aug. IO > 1 ^7°> 
to Seymour Peck Hart, b. June 13, 1849 ; a piano dealer. 222. Mar- 
garet E. ; b. Jan. 27, 1852 ; m. Oct. 13, 1874, to F. H. Van Ness, a 
farmer. 223. Jessie Marsh ; b. Nov. 4, , a stenographer and 

j 54 Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. [J u ty> 

typewriter at Cleveland. 224. Mary Hannah ; b. Dec. 13, 1858 ; m. 
Oct. 10, 1877, to Rensselaer J. McDowell, dealer in sashes, blinds, etc. 

Children of Aimer Harper and Eunice Thompson (74). 

225. Anna Margaret ; b. Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1854 ; d. Port 
Byron, Mch. 28, 1866. 226. Edward Thompson : b. Sept. 28, 1857, 
Sabula, Iowa ; Cong. Min.; Prof. Theol. Sem., Chicago. 227. Geo. 
Philip; b. Mch. 12, 1859; d. Feb. 19, 1865. 228. Robert Almer ; 

Jan. 21, 1862, LeClaire, Iowa; teacher, near Chicago. 229. Eugene 

oward ; b. July 7, 1867 ; student, Oberlin. 

Children of Joseph B. Clark and Fannie M. Tho?npson (78). 

230. Edith Margaret; b. May 29, 1868. 231. Carl Thompson; 
b. Jan. 28, 1875. 

Sixth Generation. 

Children of Alonzo Handley and Frances M. Thompson (102). 
232. Helen or Nellie. 233. Frances ("Frank"); married. 

Child of Lyell T. Mead (109) and Margaret Freeman. 

234. Ida ; b. June 10, 1856 ; m. Portage City, Wis., June 10, 1878, 
to Chas. Palmer. 

Children of David G. Snover and Julid L A. Mead '(no). 

235. Julia A.; b. Eagle, Wis., Aug. 19, 1850 ; d. Mch. 11, 1885 ; 
m. North Prairie, Nov. 4, 1879, to Adelbert Bullock ; no children. 
236. Charles L.; b. Aug. 7, 1855 ; m. Fort Atkinson, Wis., Nov. 10, 
1882, Ida Damuth ; 2 children. 237. William L. ; b. Dec. 7, d. Dec. 
15, 1869, Boscabel. 238. Nellie L. ; b. Aug. 13, 1870; d. Sept. 29, 
1 S73. 239. Jessie S. ; b. Palmyra, Wis., March 2^, 1873. 

Children of fa?nes Ranous and Emma f Mead ( 1 1 1 ). 

240. Edward ; b. Milwaukee, June, 1855. 241. George; b. Jones- 
ville, Wis., May, 1857. 242. Lyell ; b. Fond du Lac, Sept., 1866 ; d. 
Ft. Howard, Wi?., Apl. 20, 1887. 

Children of Wm. L. Mead (112) and Nellie Wilson. 

243. La Rue; b. St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 28, 1879. 2 44. Gilbert; 
b. Dec. 25, 1881. 

Children of Henry Waller mire and Frances A. Mead (113). 

245. Ida E. ; b. Troy, Wis., Jan. 20, 1862. 246. Carrie ; b. Eagle, 
Wis., Mch. 4, 1866. 247. Henry; b. Dec. 31, 1873. 

1 89 1.] Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. 135 

Children of Daniel Yandenburg and Mary E. Mead (1 14). 

248. William L. ; b. Troy, Nov. 12, 1864 ; m. Champion, Mich., 
Apl. 28, 1887, Emma Williams ; 1 child. 249. Frank T. ; b. Ft. Atkin- 
son, Wis., Sept. 12, 1871 ; d. Apl. 10, 1872. 250. Mary E. ; b. Eagle, 
Sept. 27, 1873. 251. Charles M. ; b. July 6, 1S79. 

Children 0/ Henry Espersen and Caroline M. Mead (116). 

252. Harry ; b. La Crosse, June 21, 1871. 253. Frank ; b. Ft. At- 
kinson, Aug. 16, 1875. 

Children of Archibald L. R. Van Ness (124) and Ella V. Gifford. 

254. Edward ; d. aged 6. 255. Archibald O. ; b. Jan. 17, 1871. ; d. 
aged 3. 256. Walter A. ; b. Aug. 22, 1873.- 257. Lewis H. ; b. Mch. 
4, 1883. 

Children of Charles Sherwood and Christina Van Ness (125). 

258. John H. ; b. Aug. 6, 1865. 259. Edward B. ; b. Mch. 25, 1870. 
260. Walter B. ; b. Oct. S, 1872. 261. Frank L.'; b. Jan. 7, 1877. 

Children of Jasper Wilhehn and Elizabeth Van Ness (128). 

•262. Thursia J. (Theresa?) ; b. May 10, 1883. 263. GroverC; b. 
July 17, 1885. 

Children of Robert Wallace and Caroline B. Van Ness (129). 

264. Robert Cleveland ; b. Nov. 19, 1882. 265. Boyd Van Ness; 
b. June 22, 1884. 266. John T. ; b. Apl. 13, 18S6. 267. Geo. Fol- 
som ; b. May 3, 1888. 

Children of Theodore Bradford and Sarah A. Thompson (143)- 
268. Celestia ("Lessie"). 269 and 270. Roy and Ralph, twins. 

Children of George Brown and Francelia Thompson (i44)- 
271. Harry. 272. Mabel, b. Apl., 1S82. 

Children of Edward W. Thompson (145) and Ella Andrews. 
273. Frederick. 274. Harold. 

Children of Hmry Churchill and Ellura W. Sunderlin (147). 
275. May; b. Sept. 8, 1868. 276. Alice Burr; b. Aug. 2, 1873. 

Children of Pitt Hoard and Julia T. Thompson (149). 

277. Charles R ; b. June 9, 1859. 278. George F. ; b. Mch. 17, 
1865 ; d. Dec. 12, 1S87. 279. Lewis Normand (Norwood?) ; b. Mch., 
d. Oct. 30, 1866. 280. Florence ; b. Oct. 14, 1868 ; d. Aug. 6, 1870. 

I -^6 Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. (^July. 

281. Julia, b. July 20, d. July 24, 1875. 282. Julia Virginia; b. 
Jan. 5, 18S3. 

Children of Harmon E. Van Bur en and Harriet A. Thompson (152). 
283. Harriet A. 284. Clare. 285. Samuel Thompson. 

Child of Egbert S. Lane and Heleti Thompson (153). 
2S6. Ralph Thompson. 

Children of John Perrine Thompson (154) and Fannie Briggs. 
287. Jessie. 288. Max. 289. Harry. 

Children of Andrew f. Robertson and Martha H Thompson (163). 

290. George Cooke ; b. June, 1882. 291. James Lenox ; b. Oct., 

Child of George La Rue Thompson (164) and Rosa Field. 

292. Henry La Rue. 

Child of Daniel C. Chase and Emma E. Fuller (169). 

293. Lulu Belle ; b. Feb. 24, 1882. 

Children offohnf. Sleigh lam and Anne E. Palmer (171). 

294. William H. ; b. Aug. 26, 1857 ; m. Feb. 22, 1881, Minnie 
Pease ; children : Sadie, Adell, Earl, and Fred. 295. Annie Louise ; 
b. June 10, 1859. 296. Elmer Ellsworth ; b. Aug., 1861 ; d. Sept. 5, 
1862. 297. Mary J. ; b. Dec. 11, 1862 ; m. Oct. 20, 18S6, to Geo. 
V. Kelsey ; child, Geo. Glen. 298. George Howard ; b. Oct. 20, 1864. 
299. Edward A. ; b. Dec. 8, 1868. 300. Harriet Emma ; b. Oct. 15, 

Children of Edward Andrews and Sarah f. Palmer (172). 

301. Henry Edward ; b. Oct. 29, 1863. 302. Edward Palmer ; b. 
May 9, 1834. 303. Helen Grace ; b. Mch. 22, 1876. 

Children of William Pye and Lucy Cook (181). 
304. William. 305. Mabel. 306. Edith. 307. Charles. 

.Child of f. Edwards Marsh (190) and Elizabeth L. Thomas. 

308. Harriet Thompson ; b. Nov. 8, i860 ; m. May 23, 1883, 
Farmington, 111., to H. Elmer Stetson. 

Children of Benjamin P. Marsh (191) and Mary F. Ayres. 

309. Edward Ayres; b. Bloomington, 111., June 10, 1870; d. Feb. 
17, 1880. 310. Nathan Walworth; b. Feb. 27, 1872. 311. Belle 
Cothren ; b. Sept. 5, 1873. 3 12 - Cath. Childs ; b. Mch. 3, 1879. 

1 89 1.] Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schwmnan. j'ly 

Child of Stephen M. Marsh (192) and Alice M. Pease. 

313. Cassie May; b. Feb. 3, 1885. 

Children of Enoch H. Huntling and Jane E. Hale (198). 

314. Eliza Minnie ; b. July 14, 1868. 315. Harry Hale ; b. Nov. 
4, 1871. 316. Samuel Enoch ; b. Sept. 5, 1873. 3 l 7- Mabel Clara ; 
b. Nov. 18, 1878. 

Children of Wm. J. Keep (199) and Frances S. Henderson. 

318. Helen Elizabeth ; b. Troy, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1868. 319. Wm. 
Henderson ; b. Mch. 13, d. July 2, 1870. 320. Henry; b. July 19, 
1873. 321. John; b. Jan. 25, d. Jan. 28, 1888, Detroit. 

Children of Geo. M. Clark and Alary E. Keep (203). 

322. Alice Keep ; b. April 11, 1873, Chicago. 323. Robert Keep ; 
b. July 1, 1879. 3 2 4- Geo. Houghton ; b. Aug. 7, 1880; d. April 21, 
1881. 325. Margery ; b. June 26, d. Aug. 8, 1883. 

Children of ' Normand S. Patlan and Fan?iy M. Keep (204). 

326. Marion Keep ; b. Nov. 17, 1885. 327. Frances Caroline ; b. 
Nov. 10, 1888. 

Children of Philip G. Thompson (205) and Carrie Munsell. 

328. Carrie Eliza ; b. Mch. 14, d. May 2, 1888. 329. Ernest E. ; 
b. May 20, 1S89. 

Child of Chas. E. Lowrey and Mary G. Thompson (207). 

330. Anna ; b. July 18, 1889. 

Child of Gaylord W. Thompson (208) and Emma Rowe. 

331. Robert Rowe ; b. Aug. 24, 1889. 

Child of John Thompson (209) and Henrietta Law. 

332. Raymond John ; b. Apl. 5, 1889. 

• Children of David V. Tho?npson (211) and Pomelia Pelton. 
HI. Elsie ; b. July, 1876. 334. Nelson ; b. Feb., 1878. 

Children of Philip M. Thompson (212) and Flora A. Stickney. 

335. Minnie S.; b. Nov. 17, 1870. 336. Luther H., b. Nov. 27, 

Chddren of Curtis B. Abbott and Mary E. Thompson (213). 

337. Gaylord T.; b. Nov. 24, 1870. 338. Arthur G. ; b. Aug. 24, 
X S72. 339- Carl B. ; b. Feb. 7, 1875. 340. George F.; b. Aug. 23, 1877. 

1^8 Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. (^July, 

Children of Drvight M. Holcornb and Ella M. Thompson (214). 
341. Raymond; b. Aug., 1875. 3+ 2 « Henry; b. March 30, 1881. 

Child of Rev. Wm. F. Blackman and Effleda V. Tho?npson (215). 

343. Eugene ; Cong. Min. at Cleveland, O. 

Child of Archibald E. Thompson (216) and Leonora Thayer. 

344. Eugene Archibald ; b. Dec. 28, 1887. 

Child of Ho?ner G. Thompson (217) and Sadie J. Bach tell. 

345. George Bachtell ; b. Littleton, Col., May 26, 1880. 

Children of Seymour P. Hart and Ida M. Thompson (221). 

346. Harlan Homer; b. Nov. 23, 1871. 347. Helen Augusta; 
b. May 5, 1875 ; d. Feb. 25, 1879. 34S. William Witter ; b. Nov. 4, 
1885 ; d. Feb. 18, 1886. 

Child of F. H. Van Ness and Margaret E, Thompson (222). 

349. Rufus Guy ; b. Dec. 7, 1875. 

Children of Rensselaer f. McDowell and Mary H. Thompson (224). 

350. Ivan Esther; b. Dec. 26, 1879. 35 1 - ^ DA Merace ; b. Dec. 
27, 1882. 352. Rensselaer Homer ; b. Jan. 11, 1885. 353. Freda 
Margaret; b. Oct. 17, 1889. 


In 1664 Charles II. made to the Duke of York a grant of land from 
the Connecticut River to Delaware Bay, and the latter sent Colonel 
Richard Nicolls as Governor. 

By deed of October 28, 1664, John Bayley, Daniel Denton, and Luke 
Wasson became the owners of the land between the Raritan and 
Passaic Rivers, extending inland twice its width. This land was con- 
firmed to th^m and their associates, December 1, 1664, by Governor 
Nicolls. There were eighty associators Settlers arrived in 1664 and 
the spring of 1665. The Duke sold his rights to Berkeley and Carteret, 
who sent Philip Carteret as Governor. 

It was agreed, among the parties in interest, to distribute the tract in 
question into first lot rights, second lot rights, and third lot rights, of 
which the second were equal to double the first, and the third were equal 
to treble the first. Thirty-three persons had first lot rights, twenty-six 
had second lot rights, and twenty-one had third lot rights. 

Thomas, Moses, and Hur Tompson were among the eighty associates. 
Aaron's name does not appear among them, but he was subsequently rec- 
ognized as having proprietary rights. And John Thomson was admitted 
among the associates in 1699 ; perhaps his youth had excluded him at an 
earlier period. Thomas had two of the third lot rights ; Moses had one 

1 89 1.] Archibald Tnomson and Jacoba Schuurman. j -?q 

of the second lot rights ; and Hur had one of the third lot rights. Aaron 
obtained a warrant of survey, September 12, 1676, for 120 acres, in ri<*ht 
of his father Thomas, and sixty acres in his own right. 

Among the settlers who took the oath of allegiance to Charles II., 
Feb. 19, 1665, were Thomas Timson and Moses Tomson. 

'Thomas Tomson had gone from New London, Conn., to Lynn, Mass. • 
and thence, as one of thirty-five associates, to form ihe settlement of Maid- 
stone, or East Hampton, Long Island, and thence to Elizabethtown. He 
seems to have died between November 18, 1673, an ^ September 12, 1676. 

His wife was Mary . Their children were: 2 Moses, 3 Aaron, 

4 Hur, 5 Mary, who was married to John Hinds, one of the eighty asso- 
ciates, and had a daughter who was married to Isaac Whitehead, Jr., 
as early as 1700. It seems that 6 John, above named, was also a son of 
Thomas; and it is said that there was still another son, 7 Timothy, who 
married Sarah Sallee, and lived at Connecticut Farms. 

Moses is said to have removed to New England, and Hur to have 
settled at Westfield, N. J. Aaron lived first at Black Horse Tavern, and 
removed thence to Bottle Hill, N. J., afterwards called Madison. 

Third Generation. 

8 Joseph Thomson, son of Aaron, married Lydia , and removed 

to a place now called Mendham. when their son Stephen was nineteen 
years old (say 1739). The wife died March 24, 1749, and Joseph, July, 
1749. They, with nearly all their children and three grandchildren, were 
swept away with a prevailing epidemic, called lung fever. 

Fourth Generation. 

The children of Joseph and Lydia were : 9 Phebe ; b. Aug. 29, 1718 ; 
d. Apl. 1749. "Stephen; b. June 13, 1720; d. July, 1750; married. 
" Hannah : b. Dec. 3, 1721 ; d. April, 1749. "Mary ; b. Nov. 27, 1723 ; 
d. "1799" (1749 ?)• I3 Aaron; b. Dec. 7, 1725; d. Apl. 1749. 
14 Daniel ; b. Dec. 7, 1727 ; d. Apl. 1749 ; probably m. and had a son 
Daniel. IS Desire ; b. Nov. 4, 1731 ; d. July, 1777. l6 Rachel ; b. Mch. 
10, 1734 ; d. Apl. 1749. '7 David ; b. Oct.' 4, 1737; d. Dec. 28, 1821 ; 
m. 1st, Rachel Bonnel, 2d, Aug. 11, 1766, Hannah Cary. 

Fifth Generation. 

18 Jacob, son of Stephen above named, m. Hannah Beach, dau. of 
Elisha. I9 Daniel, probably the son of the Daniel first above named, died 
at Mendham, about 1 834. He and his sons were tanners and shoemakers. 
There were four sons and three daughters. His wife was Penelope Carnes, 
who died about 1820. 

The children of David Thompson and Rachel Bonnel were : " Joseph ; 
b. June 20, 1759 ; d. May 6, 1791. 2I Lydia ; b. July 29, — ; d. Mch. 
1, 1793. 22 Lois; b. Mch. 2, 1763; d.'july 30, 1808. 23 Phebe ; b. 
Dec. 29, 1764 ; d. Oct. 7, 1773. 

The children of the same David Thompson, by his wife Hannah Cary, 
were : 24 Mary ; b. Oct. 1, 1767. = 5 Daniel ; b. June 28, 1769. * Aaron ; 
b. Mch. 3, 1771. -'Rachel ; b. Feb. 8 (1773?). :8 Stephen ; b. Jan. 16, 
1775 ; d. June 9, 1859 '•> m - Aug. 12, 1802, Susan Harris. 29 Abel ; b. 

IA.O Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schnurman. [J u b'» 

Aug. 14, 1777 ; d. Nov. 20, 1 80S. 30 Martha ; b. Oct. 20, — ; d. May 
15, 1813, killed in church with lightning. 3I David ; b. Dec. 10, 1782 ; 
d. Dec. 20, 1831. 32 Rufus; b. Mch. 29, 1785; d. Nov. 18, 1818. 
33 Nancy ; b. June 7, 1788 ; d. Jan. 1, 1792. 34 Phebe ; b. Oct. 11, 1790. 

Sixth Generation. 


35 Stephen Ogden Thompson, son of Jacob Thompson and Hannah 
Beach, b. Dec. 17, 1775, d. May 31, 1856, was named for his grand- 
father, and for Joseph Ogden, second husband of his grandmother. Was 
graduated at the College of New Jersey, 1797 ; installed pastor at. Con- 
necticut Farms, Nov. 16, 1802 ; m. Feb. 24, 1803, Henrietta Beach, dau. 
of Major Nathaniel Beach, of Newark, N. J. In 1834 he removed to 
northeastern Indiana, and there he died. 

Tne children of Daniel Thompson and Penelope Carnes were : 
36 Joseph, the oldest, who was never married, but died aged about 80, at 

the homestead. 37 Nelly, the next, who was married in 1780 to 

Schenck, and had two sons and one daughter, who married and settled 
in Mendham ; also 38 Sarah, who was married, late in life, to John Smith, 
and lived near Mendham, and 39 Abigail, who lived with their father as a 
single woman. Another child, 40 Calvin, married Nelly Byram. He 
bought a farm at Tuckerman's Plains, and built a tannery ; there he and 
his wife died. 4I Luther, another child, b. 1760, d. 1855, m. in 1807 
Rhuhama Chedister. It seems that there was also a 42 Daniel among the 
children .of Daniel and Penelope. 

The children of Stephen Thompson and Susan Harris were : 43 George 
Harris ; b. Oct. 9, 1803. 44 Nancy Isabel ; b. April 10, 1806 ; d. July 
15, 1889. 45 David ; b. Oct. 26, 1808. 46 Robert; b. April 22, 1811 ; 
lives at Mendham. 47 Alexander; b. Feb. 6, ; d. 1835, at Charles- 

Seventh Generation. 

There were two children of Calvin Thompson and Nelly Byram ; one 
of them, 48 William, married Rebecca Voorhees. 

The children of Luther Thompson and Rhuhama Chedister were : 
49 Lewis A. ; b. 1809 ; m. Feb. 25, 1832, Jane Mase ( ) ; lives at 
Kendallville, Ind. ; had a son, D. Headley, who volunteered for 3 years 
in the War for the Union, was shot in the hip at the battle of Williams- 
burg, and taken to Libby prison, and thence to Belle Isle and Salisbury ; 
and at the last place he was nearly starved, and was reduced to 90 lbs., 
although he had weighed 190 when he enlisted ; he was nursed at 
Trenton four weeks by his mother, and died a year after he had returned 
home. Another child of Luther and Rhuhama, 5 ° John Byram, was born 
181 1 ; m. Susan Brastow. A third was 5I Emily ; b. 18 14 ; m. to Aaron 
Losey. 52 Albert, another child ; deceased. Another child, "Rebecca 
Ann, was born 182 1. 54 Calvin, another child, b. Dec. 3, 1823, lives at 
Basking Ridge, N. J. ; hem. Sept. 14, 1844, Margaret Voorhies ; their 
son, Lewis A., was sheriff of Somerset Co., and afterwards State senator ; 
their daughter, Fannie E. , d. July 7, 1890. It seems that there was also a 
son, 55 Joseph, who at last account was keeping a store in New York City. 

[Note. — The facts above stated were derived from Rev. Dr. John B. Thompson, 
now of Trenton ; Lewis A. Thompson, of Kendallville, Ind. ; Calvin Thompson, of 
Basking Ridge ; and Robert Thompson, of Mendham, N. J.j 

1 89 1.] Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church in Ntw Fork. \a\ 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 




April 7. 

(Continued from Vol. 

Gysbert Uitten- 


Johan nes 
Aaltje Bass. 


Petriis Rutgers, 
Helena Hooge- 

Simon VanSys, 
Geertruy Pel. 

Johannes Minthorn, 
Jannetje Elsworth. 
14. Johannes Roorbach, 
Sophia Grauw 

Jacob li s Stoii ten- 
fa urg, Margrietje 
21. Aarnoiit Webbers, 
Sara Minthorn. 


28. Alexander Fetchet, 
Maria Selover. 
Hendrik Poultisse, 

Susanna Bedlo. 
Isaak Van Hoek, 
Aagje Van Schayk. 
Laurens Louer, 
Jannetje Van Vlek- 
Johannes Burger, 
Jannetje Brouwer. 
May 5. David Abeel, Maria 

N i c o 1 a a s Antony, 
Hester Roome. 
8. Henry Fouler, Sara 

12. Richard Van Dam, 
Cornelia Beekman. 

XXII., p. 88, of The Record.) 


Elisabet. Isaak Stoatenburg, An- 

neke Dayle, s. h. v. 

Johannes. Jan Bass, and Tanneke 

Waldron, h. v. v., Jan 

Anna. Abraham Lynsen, 

C a t h a r i n a Rutgers, 

s. h. v. 
Johannes. Johannes Van Sys, 

Jiidikje Wed. v. Joh. 

Van Sys. 
Hillegond. Joris Elsworth, Jan- 
netje Miserol, s. h. v. 
Frederik. Gerardus Beekman, Cor- 

n e 1 i a Varik, h. v. van 

Thomas Jeffers. 
Margrietje. Tobias Stouten burg, 

Marytje Ten Broek, 

s. h. v. 
Margrietje. Wolphert Webbers, 

Ariaantje Webbers, h.v. 

van Johannes Van 

Abraham. Johannes Montague, 

Jiidith Selover, j. d. 
Isaak. William Bond, Elisabeth 

Bedlo, Wed e . 
Neeltje. Evert Pels, Jannetje Sam- 

mon, s. h. v. 
Mariniis. Samuel Bayard, Mar- 

gareta Van Kortland, 

s. h. v. 
Abraham. Abraham Brouwer, Sara 

Kimber, syn h. v. 
Gerrit. Vincent Mattheus, Johan- 

na Sinclaar, h. v. van 

Charles Crommelvn. 
Rebecca. Willem Roome, Sara 

Turk, syn h. v. 
Geeschasana. Albertus Ccenradus Bosch, 

Anna Maria Bosch, 

s. h. v. 
Cornelia. William Walton Junior, 

Cornelia Beekman. 

s. h. v. 

1 42 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 

A" I734- 



Gerrit Van Wagenen, 


Teuntje Vanden- 



John Thomson, Anna 


2 3- 

Jacobus Rozeveldt, 
Catharina Harden- 


Adam Koning, 


Maria Spier. 


A n d r i e s Brestede, 
Debora Wessels. 


Johannes Hoppe, 


Maria Van Orden. 

any 2. 

R e i.n i e r Burger, 
Dina Van Gelder. 


Adolf Bras, Maria 



Cornelis Webbers, 


Cornelia Waldron. 


P h i 1 i p u s Goelet, 
Catharina Boele. 



Isaac Somerendyk, 


Sara V. Norden. 



Samuel Jansse, 


Maria Van Pelt. 

19. Joseph Waldron, 
Aagje Heitaker. 
Philip Minthorn, 
Johanna Ral. 


Robert Provoost, 
Aclriaantje Paulse. 

26. Cornelis Van Hoek, 
Jenneke B6sch. 
July 3. Jan Goelet, Jannetje 

7. Casparus Blank, Mar- 

retje Andriesze. 
10. Pieter de Groof, Re- 
becca Goederis. 
Johrj Mak Everds, 
Catharina v. Home. 

Joseph . 






Gerrit Harssin, Engeltje 
Burger, s. h. v. 

Pieter Hibon, Elisabet 

Rook, h. v. van Wil- 

lem Cambel. 
Nicolas Rozeveldt Jan 

zoon, Maria Brestede, 

j. d. 
Johannes Poel, j. m., 

Maria Koning, h. v. 

van Bejam" Jerris. 
John Varik, j. m., Elisa- 
beth Wessels. j. d. 
Job 5 Webbers & z. h. v., 

Annatje Van Orden. 
Victoor Heyer & h. v., 

Jannetje Van Gelder. 
Gideon Carsten, & h. v., 

Catharina Kokkever. 
Samuel Waldron Junior, 

Cornelia La Maetere, 

Jacob Goelet, & h. v., 

Catharina Boele. 
Coenraad Ten Eyk, & h. 

v., Sara Van Vorst. 
Jan Ten Broek, Christina 

Van Pera, h. v., David 

Benjamin Waldron, & h. 

v., Marvtje Bory. 
Arenout Webbers, <Sc h. v. 

Sara Minthorn, Jan 

Ma*n Junior, & h. v. 

Anna Minthorn. 
Cornelis Tibout, Annatje 

Paulse, h. v. van Wil- 

lem Dyks. 
Pieter Bosch, Sara Bosch, 

h. v. v. Gerrit Hyer. 
Evert Byvank, & Catha- 

ri-na .Boelen, h. v. v. 

Philip Goelet. 
Harmen Biissing, Caatje 

Blank, j. d. 
Barendt Tienhoven, 

Nelli Bisset, j. d. 
John v. Home, Catharina 

de Hardt Wed e van 

Cap" Sims. 

1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Ntw Fork. \a 


17. Jan Blom, Rebecca Johannes. 


21. Cornelis Volleman, Frans. 
Maria Wessels, 

Albartus Tiboiiwt, Margrietje. 
Cornelia Bogaart. 

24. John Sjoet, Margare- Alida. 

ta de Riemer. 

William Beekman, Adrianus. 
Catharina de 
y 31. Johannes Pauliisse, Johannes. 

Catharina Van 
Aug. 4. Will em S i k k el s , Robert. 
Elisabeth Kiiiper. 
7. Johannes Blank, Rachel. 
Rachel Andries- 
14. Matthew Clarkson, Levinus. 
Cornelia de Peyster. 

18. Hermaniis Aalstyn, Abraham. 

Jannetje Willes. 
Jan Hereman, Hit- Johannes, 
tebel Noten. 

25. Isaac Stoiitenburg, Neeltje. 

Anneke Dally. 
David Provoost, Joh- John, 
anna Reynders. 

30. Hendrik Van Nes, Catlyntje. 
Johanna Berk. 

[s Francis Meyers, James. 

Aaltje Van Deiir- 

Sept. 1. Hendrik Van der Petriis. 
Hoef, Eva Slot. 
Johannes Meyer, Pieter. 
Elisabet Pel. 

William Lee, En- William, 
geltje Burger. 


8. Jan Bogaerd, Antje Jacobus. 


Fredrik Blom & Jenneke 
Blom, h. v. v. Ben- 
jam" Kierstede. 

Pieter Mesier, Margrietje 
Wessels, h. v. v. Sam 

Elbert Haring, Elisa- 
beth Bogaart. 

Benjamin Sjoet, Maria 
Sjoet, h. v. v. J. Bern d - 
v. Deiirsen. 

Joh s de Lancy, Catharina 
Beekman j. d. 

Francois Mynar, Aaltje 

Hendrik Sikkels, & z. h. 

v. Sara Akkermans. 
Pieter Loosje, & z. h. v. 

Antje Andriesse.' 

Hendrik Rutgers & Mar- 
grietje Rozevelt, h. v. 
v. W m de Peyster. 

Abraham Aalstvn & h. v., 
Margrietje Jansse. 

Egbert Hereman, An- 
natje Hereman j. d. 

Phillip Dally, Cornelia 
Van Gelder, s. h. v. 

Barent Reynders & Ca- 
tharina Provoost, h. v. 
v. Abi ,n Van Wyk. 

Cornelis Van Nes, j. m., 
Anna Cathaiina Nagel, 
Wed e Van Johannes 

Daniel Meyers, Elisabet 
Van Sent, s. h. v. 

Cornelis Jurriansz, Aaltje 
Van Winckel, s. h. v. 

Pieter Meyer & Cornelia 
Ham, u. v. v. Antony 

Carsten Biirger, Geertruy 
C o r s e n , Wed e van 
Thomas Richards. 

Jacobus Peek & Elisabet 
Bogaerd, h. v. van El- 
bert Haerina:. 

144 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 

A" 1734. OUDERS. 

Nicolaas Burger, De- 
bora Blydenburg. 
Henriciis Haneraet, 
Elisabet Wickerd. 

A n d r i e s Barkeyd, 
Rachel Hoist. 

11. Johannes Verber, Ele 
Maria Alsdorph, 
Johannes Simon, 
Maryke Lourens, 

15. Pyramus Green, 
Maria Ellem. 
Hendricus ,Cavelier, 
Helena Burger. 

P i e t e r Brouwer, 
Elisabet Quacken- 

Johan Casparus 
Schiilt, Eva 
Catrina Streder. 

18. Johannes Roome, 
Susanna Shavelje. 
Samuel Ten Eyck, 
Maria Gorny. 

22. Evert Pels, Catharina 
de Graiiw. 

25. Alexander Bulsing, 
Sara de Mildt. 

Oct. 6. Johan Daniel Smit, 
Maria Elisabet Hit- 
9. Isaac Bradt, Magda- 
lena Smit. 

Abraham Lynssen, 
Catharina Rutgers. 

Jan Heyer, Margrietje 

Jan Willemse, Jan- 
netje Vandewater. 


Joseph. Johannes Turk & Antje 

Kiiyper, syn h. v. 

Christiaan. Christiaan Stouber & Ver- 
onica Corcelius, u. v. 
v. Willem Carolins. 

Catharina, Lucas Tienhoven jong- 
man, Margrietje Bar- 
keyd j. dochter. 

Johan Johan Deel, Elsje Hen- 

Christian, nen. 

Adam. Adam Lourens & Elisa- 

bet Lot, h. v. v. 
Jacobus Pieter Snyder. 

Elsiabet. John Ellem, Elisabet El- 

lem, j. d. 

Aaltje. Paulus Burger and Hele- 

na Turk, Wed e van 
Joh s Burger. 

Elisabet. Jacob Brouwer & Ariaantje 
Webbers, h. v. van 
Johannes Van Orden. 

Willem. Willem Corcelius & 

Anna Maria Eerensteyn, 
u. v. v. Johan Willem 

Judith. Nicolaas Antony, Judith 

Shavelje, j. d. 

Coenraad. John Ten Eyck & Elisabet 
Gorny, h. v. van Ed- 
ward Tittle. 

Theophilus. Hendrik Bogaerd & Elisa- 
bet Blauvvveld, Wed: v. 
Christoff: Pels. 

Cornells. Cornelis Bulsing & Mar- 

ritje Jansen u. v. van 
Abraham Aalteyn. 

Maria. Pieter Bacchus & Maria 

Paulus h. v. v. Matthys 

Isaac. Frans Bradt & Dievvertje 

Wessels, Wed e van Isaac 

Abraham. Joost Lynssen & Ange- 
nietje Lynssen, h. v. 
van Thomas Vater. 

Elisabet. G e r r i t Heyer & Aagje 

Bruyn, h. v. v. Barent 

Aafje. Willem Vande Water, 

Aafje Ringo, syn h. v. 

1 89 1. J Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. \ac 

A° 1734. OUDERS. 

Cornells Flamen 
Aaltje Gerbrands. 

13. Abraham Keteltas, 
Jenneke D e Hon- 

Johannes Abrahamse, 
Elisabet Bosch. 
16. William Seckerley, 
Antje Bradt. 



Steenwyk de Riemer, 
Catharina Roose- 

Samuel Gulek, 
Bensje Van Sichele. 




2 Linger. 





Isaac Bocke, Bregje 


2 3- 

John Elner, Apolony 
Van Arnhem. 



Evert Byvank, Maria 


Cornells Van Ranst, 



Geertriiy Sebring. 
Christoffel Bancker, 
Elisabet Hoog- 


Francis Manny, An- 



natje Kip. 
Pieter Van Benlhuy- 
s e n , Margrietje 


Henry Braisier, Abi- 


gael Parcel. 

10. Joris Walgraaf, Mag- Jacob, 
dalena Lesjer. 

Gysbert Uyttenbog- Johannes, 
aert Junior, Catha- 
rina Paalding. 

Abraham Kip, Sara Maria. 
13. Jacob Lory, Maria Maria. 
Vander Grist. 


Sylvester Maris, Marytje 
Maris, Wed e van An- 
dries Teller. 

Abraham Boelen, Elisa- 
bet De Peyster, s. h. v., 

Johannes Keteltas & Elisa- 
bet Van Dyk, h. v. van 
Gerrit Keteltas. 

Casparus Bosch, Jannetje 
Mayden, s. h. v. 

Petrus Rutgers, Maria 
Bradt h. v. van Jere- 
mia Pamerton. 

Nicolaas Roosevelt, 

Rachel Roosevelt, h. v. 

van Petrus Low. 
Minne Van Sichele & 

Jannetje Van Sichele, 

u. v. v., C h r i s t o ff : 

Johannes Roome, Elisa- 
bet Bensing, s. h. v. 
Nicolaas Burger, Nelly 

Potter, joiige dochter. 
Cornells Cortregt, Hester 

Cannon, s. h. v. 
Pieter Van Ranst, Sara 

Kierstede, s. h. v. 
Abraham Lefferts & 

Helena Hooglandt, h. 

v. v. Peter Rutgers. 
Petrus Kip & Anna Mag- 

dalena Manny, j. d. 
Ahasiieriis Turk, H i 1 - 

legond Cuyper, s. h. v. 

Willem Rooseboom & 
Sara Rooseboom, h. v. 
v. Jacobus Qiiik. 

Hendrik Labach & Catha- 
rina Lesjer, Wed. van 
James Makbrok. 

Abraham Paalding, 
Neeltje Potter, j. d. 

Samuel Kip, Margrietje 
Byckman, s. h. v. 

John Bartel, Margrietje 
Ryke, Wed e van Otto 

IA.6 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


1734. OUDERS. 

17. Johannes Groesbeek, 
Anna Bayeux. 
Jacob Van Deursen, 
Helena Van Deur- 
24. Petrus de Milt, Fem- 
metje Valentyn, 
Daniel Dyks, Mar- 
grietje Poiilusse. 

Johannes Dally, Mar- 
• grietje Van Syse. 
1. Johannes V re den- 
fa u rg , jannetje 
Cornells Van Vech- 
t e n , Neeltje Bul- 
4. Joris Lamb, Hen- 
drikje Meyer. 


Lucas Braisier, 
Judith Gacherie. 

8. Frans Walter, Marilis 

Petrus Lachier, Fytje 

Frenk, Knegt Van 
Harm : v. Gelder, 
Elisabet Bicker 
Mydt Van, Wed 
Vef Plank. 
15. Johannes Ten Broek, 
Annatje Smith. 

18. Pieter Canon, Ma- 
ry tje Schermer- 
Marten Bandt, Jen- 

neke Buys. 
Willem Vredenburgh, 
Willemyntje Nack. 

22. Johannes Symons, 
Suster Korssen. 

Wilhelmus Beekman, 
Martha Mott. 


Anna. James Favier, Charlotta 

Bneje. s. h. v. 

Abraham. Francis Myners & Cath- 
a r i n a Pouwels, u. v. 
v. Joh s Pouwe'se. 

Petrus. Johannes Van Syse, En- 

geltje Appel, s. h. v. 

Marytje. R o b b e r t Provoost & 

Annatje Poaliisse, h. v. 
v. William Dyks. 

Elisabet. Abraham Braisier, Elisa- 

bet Dally, s. h. v. 

Jannetje. Willem Vredenburg, 
CatharinaSchot, s. h. v. 

Benjamin. Gysbart Gerritse, Marga- 
reta Lesjer, s. h. v. 

Alexander. Alexander Lam & Elisa- 
bet Koning, Wed. van 
Alexander Lam. 

Abraham. Abraham Braisier, Elisa- 
bet Dally, s. h. v. 

Wilhelmus. Wilhelmus Poppelsdorf, 
j. m., Catharina Hol- 
sapel, j. d. 

Albert. Albert Sabrisco, Rachel 

Sabrisco, j. d. 

Elisabet. York Richt, Knegt v. a. 
c. : Van Wyk, Pry mis 
Knegt, Van Abr. Van 

Sara. Matthys B o r e 1 & A n - 

natje Roolevelt, h. v. 
Bernardiis Smit. 

Jan. Jan Goelet, Jannetje 

Canon, s. h. v. 

Geertriiydje. Pieter Buys, Geertje Hop- 
per, syn h. v. 

Willem. Reynier Nack, Apolonia 

Vredenburgh, h. v. 
van Frederik Blom. 

Johannes. Johannes Brouwer, Jen- 
neke Bosch, h. v. van 
Corn s Van Hoek. 

Christina. Johannes Beekman, 
Abigael Bill, Wed. v. 
Jan Stout. 

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Simon Cregier, Antje Hester. 
Van Oort. 

C o r n e 1 i s Bogaert, Nicolaas. 
Cornelia Verduyn. 

25. Abraham Ten Eyck, Elisabet. 

Jelyntje Berkels. 
29. JohnThurman.Elisa- Sara. 

bet Wessels. 
Johannes Webbers, Jacomyntje. 

Annatje Van Or- 


A° 1735- 
1. Hendrik Rutgers, Johannes. 
Catharina de Pey- 
Johannes Lashly, Maria. 
Maria Olders. 
12. Francois Marschalk, Andries. 
Anneke Lynsen. 

15. John Dobs, Annatje John. 

19. Daniel Gaiitier, Hillegond. 

Maria Bogart. 

22. Louwrens Wessels, Diewertje. 
Susanna Brat. 
Jacob Miller, Catha- Paulus. 
lyntje Kip. 

Petriis Kip, Mar 
grietje Blom. 



26. Hendrikvis Bensing, Dirk 
Catharina Van 
Josiia Slidel, Elisabet Michiel. 


Hendrik Rycke, Antje 
Peek, u. v. v. J a n 

Jasper Farmer, Elisabet 
Van Veiirden, Wed 
van Aarnout Shile. 

John Tevo, Bregje Pels, 
syn h. v. 

Frans Brat, Tryntje Wes- 
sels, jonge d. 

Johannes Hoppe, Maria 
Van Orden, syn u. v. 


Jacob Slover, Sara Isaak.. 
Vander Linde. 
29. GysbertVan Deursen, Annetje. 
Annatje Ten 

John Galloway, An- Thomas, 
natje Lam. 

1 1 

Willem de Peyster, Anna 

Bancker W e d e van 

Johannes de Peyster. 
Alexander Lam, Elisabet 

Staf, j. d. 
Johannes Marschalk, 

Marvtje Marschalk, 

j. d. " 
Jan Nieuwkerk, Jenneke 

Brestede, s. h. v. 
Willem Bogart, H i 1- 

legond Van Home, 

s. h. v. 
Isaak Brat, Catharina 

Brat, j. d. 
Simon Janssen. Annatje 

Vander Heyde Wed e 

van Paulus Miller. 
Frederik Blom. Engeltje 

Pels, h. v. Van Jacob 


John Lake, Catharina 
Bensing, s. h. v. 

Abraham Aaistyn Senior, 
Marritje Jansen, syn 
h. v. 

Isaak Bussing, Judith 
Slover, j. d. 

Jacob Van Deursen, 
Marytje Ten Broek 
Wed e van Charles 

Alexander Lam & Elisa- 
b'e t Koning, Wed : 
van Alexander Lam. 

I4§ Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


Johannes Linde, Johannes. 
Rachel Nights. 

Hero Elles, Anna de Johannes. 

Febr : 2. Pieter Pra Van Zant, Pieter Pra. 

Sara Willemse. 
N i c o 1 a a s Bayard, Margareta. 

Elisabet Rynders. 

Jacobus Van Norden, Jan. 

Christyntje S a b- 

> JohanWillem Altgelt, Johannes. 

A.nna Maria Eren- 

Ahassiierus Elsworth, Sara. 

Maria Van Gelder. 
Sim son Pels, Bregje. 

Marytje Bensing. 
Abraham Paalding, Jacobus. 

Maria Cosyn. 
Matthys Ot, Maria Jonas. 

Philebene Poiilus. 
Willem de Peyster, Willem. 

Margrietje Roose- 
Jan Van Pelt, Hil- Catharina. 

1 eg o n d Boeken- 

21. Johannes Aalstyn, Marretje. 

Cathaljna Rapalje. 
23. Willem Peek, Fern- Sara. 

metje Douwe. 

Maert 2. D" Henricus Boel, 
Elisabet Van 

Isaac d e M i 1 1 1 , 
Michieltje Van der 

5. Cornelis Terp, Ap- 
Ionia nit den 
Mar : 5. Jacobus Volwyler, 
Aaltje Roome. 
W i 1 1 e m G i 1 b e r t, 
Maria Van Sant. 

geboren den 
14 February, 
gestorven den 
7 Maert. 




Jacob Brouwer Junior, 

Sara Brouwer, h. v. 

van Samuel Broek. 
Abraham Boelen, Elisabet 

de Peyster, s. h. v. 
Johannes Van Zant, 

Tryntje Bensing, s. h. v. 
Barent Rynders, Judith 

Bayard, Wed e van Rip 

Van Dam Junior. 
Jan Sabrisco, Margrietje 

Dorrie, s. h. v. 

Johannes Jongbloet, 
Maria Geerturyd 
Abereshin, s. h. v. 

Joris Elsworth, Jannetje 
Miserol, s. h. v. 

Johannes Bensing, Bregje 
Pels, u. v. v. Jan Tero. 

Joost Paalding, Susanna 
White, syn h. v. 

J o h a n Jonas Bachiis, 
Marytje Corcelius, j. d. 

Mattheiis Clarkson, Cor- 
nelia de Peyster, s. h. v. 

Johannes Boekenhoven, 
Catharina Boeken- 
hoven, j. d. 

Abraham Alstyn, Mar- 
retje jansse, z. h. v. 

Joh s Douwe & Elisabet 
Peek, h. v. v. Hendrik 

Gerrit Van Home, Mar- 
garita Van Home. 

Cornelis Vander Hoeven- 
den, Styntje Schamp, 
z. h. v 

Isaac Stoutenburg, Nelly 
Potter, j. d. 

Willem Roome, Marytje 
Roome, j. d. 

Johannes Gilbert, Mar- 
grietje Gibert, j. d. 

189 i.J Two Letters from George Washington. 140 


Communicated by Rufus King, Esq., of Yonkers, N. V. 

Through the courtesy of H. E. H. Brereton, Esq., of Yonkers, the following 
letters from George Washington are now published for the first time : 

10 th Oct., 1783. 

Your favor of the 25 th ulto came to me by Thursday's Post. It 
meets my thanks for the obliging expressions with which the information 
respecting the deceased Mrs. Savage is conveyed. I think you judged 
very properly in not sending the original Will of that Lady, whose death, 
with the circumstances attending it, is much to be regretted. 

She certainly merited very different treatment from her husband, 
Doct r Savage. 

If the Will is not lengthy, you would do me a favor by transmitting 
me a copy of it. 

The Original, you will be so good as to retain in your hands, or de- 
liver it to Mrs. Washington as she passes through Baltimore on her way 
to Virginia. 

I am Sir, 

Y r Most Ob' & H bl Serv 1 ' 

(Signed) G. Washington. 
Mr. Fran 5 Moore, 

Baltimore, Md. 

Mount Vernon, 
April 20, 1786. 

Within these few days, I have received your letter of the 12 th , and 
sometime ago, 1 recollect to have been favoured with another letter from 
you, which, in the hurry of Business, got overlooked. 

It is now more than Two years since, indirectly, I obtained a sight 
of the deceased Mrs. Savage's Will. I then thought and still do think it 
strange, that the Executors of this Will should never have made any offi- 
cial communication thereof to the Trustees of that Lady in this country, 
nor have made any direct enquiry concerning the situation of her affairs 
here. These may be summed up in a few Words and will be found to 
be as follows. When matters came to extremity between Doct r Savage 
and his Wife, and Mr. Fairfax and myself were obliged to put the trust 
bond in suit to recover her annuity, the Docf made use of all the chican- 
ery of Law and Lawyers to procrastinate the Suit, which the tardiness of 
our Courts (and during one period of the revolution the suspension of 
Justice) but too well enabled him to effect. 

It was, therefore, long before a Judgement at common law could be 
obtained, and this was no sooner done than he threw the matter into 
Chancery, where I am told (for I have had no share in the management 
of this Business for the last Ten years, that is since I took the Command 
of the American Forces) it has been ever since. 

j cq Sketch of James DePeyster Ogden. [J ul y. 

I believe Mr. Fairfax has done everything in his power to bring the 
matter to issue, and I have heard, I think from himself, that there is now 
a probability of its happening soon. With great Truth, I can assure you 
that not One Farthing of Mrs. Savage's annuity was ever paid to the 
Trustees, whilst we have been obliged to advance Money out of our 
own pocketts to carry on the prosecution, and whilst, moreover, from a 
representation of the distress that Lady was involved in, I gave her a Bill 
to the amount of ^53. sterling on James Gildart of Liverpool, which is 
still due to me. 

This is the best Account I am able to give you of the Trust, and you 
are at full liberty to communicate the purport of it to Mrs. Innis. 

I am Sir, Your Most Obed' Serv 1 , 

(Signed) G. Washington. 
Mr. Tho s Brereton, 


By W. Abbatt, of the New York Life Insurance Company. 

James DePeyster Ogden, born in Jamaica, L. I., in 1790, was de- 
scended from John Ogden, the first of his name in this country, who 
resided in Stamford, Conn., about the time of its settlement. A few 
years afterwards he removed to Long Island, where he acquired large 
landed possessions at Hempstead, through patents, and at Southampton, 
through purchase from the Indian sachem. He afterwards removed to 
New Jersey, and was one of the founders of the town of Elizabeth. 

In New Jersey the greater part of his descendants are to be found, 
though there are others in New York and in Louisiana. Jacob Ogden, 
M.D., of the fifth generation in descent from John Ogden, resided in 
Jamaica, L. I., to which place his father removed in 1746. Jacob married 
Mary Reade DePeyster, daughter of James DeP. and Sarah Reade, and 
their only child was James DePeyster Ogden, the subject of this sketch. 

He entered business life as a clerk for Van Horn &: Clarkson, of 129 
Pearl Street, in 1805. Later he went to Europe for three years, as agent 
for the then celebrated dry-goods firm of LeRoy, Bayard & Co., of New 
York, who were concerned also in financial operations with Amsterdam. 
In 1820 he began business for himself as a cotton merchant, at 24 Broad 
Street, under the style. of James DePeyster Ogden & Co., and afterwards 
established the branch firm of Roskell, Ogden & Co., at Liverpool. For 
thirty-five years he was a*prominent figure in mercantile life. He was 
President of the St. Nicholas Society ; Vice-President of the Union Club 
from November 14, 1866, to May 24, 1867 ; one of the earliest members 
of the Chamber of Commerce (1^20), of which he was also president from 
1842 to 1845 > one of the most prominent members of the Union Safety 
Committee of 1861 ; and Chairman of the great Union Defence Meeting 
at the Cooper Union, January 8, 1861. 

In 1845 ne was the President of the Nautilus Life Insurance Company, 
which, by a change of name, became the New York Life Insurance Com- 

1 89 1.] The Van Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., N. Y. \c\ 

pany, of which he was the first president, 1845-47. Later on he was 
President ot the Alliance Mutual Insurance Company, and at the same 
time of the Atlantic Dock Company. From 1845 to 1 86 1 he was the 
Secretary of the Bank for Savings in Bleecker Street, and in 1 86 1 was 
elected Comptroller of the Bank, which office he held until his death. 
He was also President of the Shakespeare Club, of New York, for which 
the only portrait of him extant was painted, by Elliot, and which is now 
in possession of the Chamber of Commerce. 

During his long life he was an intimate associate of the most dis- 
tinguished men of the city, and a welcome guest of the most select 
circles. Philip Hone, in his Diary, notes Mr. Ogden as a guest at almost 
every dinner party at which he himself — a leader of society — was present. 
His few remaining contemporaries agree in characterizing him as a man 
of more than usual intelligence, wide experience, and great information ; 
as a man of genial and polished manners. Simple in his bearing, viva- 
cious in his conversation, and highly acceptable in social intercourse, as, 
aside from their testimony, might well be inferred from the fact of his 
presidency in so many social and business connections. 

At the time of his death, which occurred in New York, April 7, 1870, 
the Chamber of Commerce resolved : " That the widely-extended business 
career of Mr. Ogden conferred distinction on the commercial character, 
and placed before the rising generation of American merchants an example 
of eminent ability, marked intelligence, and integrity." 


(Continued from Vol. XXI., p. 124, of The Record.) 

Children of Jacob Aartse Van Wagenen (475) and Sara Freer 

(All bp. at Kingston). 

549. Maria, born at Wagendal, Dec. 17, 1 73 1 ; m. at Kingston, 

Nov. 23, 1 75 1, Abraham Krom, b. at Rochester. 

550. Rebecca, born at Wagendal, June 14, 1733, bp. June 17 ; m. at 

Kingston, Sept. 26, 1755, Jacob, son of Isaac DuBois and 
Neeltjen Roosa, bp. at Kingston, Jan. 14, 1733. 

551. Benjamin, born Jan. 14, 1737, bp. Jan. 23 ; died July 2, 1 75 1 . 

552. Jannetjen, born Dec. 5, 1740, bp. Dec. 26; m. Jacob, son of 

Heyman Roosa and Jannetjen Freer, bp. at Kingston, Oct. 

*4, 1739- 

553. Johannis, born at Wagendal, Sept. 24, 1743, bp. Oct. 2 ; m. at 

Kingston, Sept. 11, 1773, Rebecca Van Wagenen (568). 

554. Jacob, born April 25, 1747, bp. May 3. 

555. Jacob, born at Wagendal, Aug. 7, 1748, bp. Aug. 24; m. at 

Kingston, Aug. 24, 1770, Margiiet Van Wagenen (667). 


„. *. ****** »** °f llSler C °- 

Children of Gekkit /UKT.H -- 

(493)- < A n bp. at Kingston). 

bp. at Kingston, May i, W 

(AU bp.atK»^) ^ t 

M-, b o,n - W^ ^ M^,, ^^ per naps 
Dec. 31. jTSfi, Jan 1 _ ^ Sara Freer . 



' DeC - 3I ' f l7 F 5 vert Ten-lger°and Sara Freer 
lbC 5 °ho°r^ Wa?endal?bp. May » 3, ^ f 7 Volomon Hasbrouck 

-d Sa. Van W^Pe^s ohannes Schooler. ^ 

Pakz Feb. »7> l ''^i , Wn \u°-. 21, i?43' , ,- ae 

564 . <*££»■ bom in H»f^ b P ha m,sonof]anEe„andGees- 

f 6 l ]££% ^J^nda,, bp 00, -^c" H^lsse 
,67. Euzxbeth, born at 8 . pau , sor , of »«=» = g 
* Kingston * > b '(fa e; o) bp. at Ktngston, Dec. 

Freer and H^ter ) ma „ied at 

, -. *2£. born at W-^j&SV-V^^ , 8 , 

nVbo alNewPata, Nov. 7. 1756. d at King . 

" ro ra an°d-Matia'v^\va S enen(549). 

1 89 1.] The Van Wagenen Family 6/ Lister Co., N. F. [53 

Children 0/ Aart Van Wagenen (480) and Rebecca Freer (495 . 
(All bp. at Kingston except Aart). 

572. Maria, born at Wagendal, June 16. 175c. bp. June 17 ; married 

at Kingston, Oct. 31, 1770, Fredrick Wood, born at Marble- 

573. John Aartse, born July : _ . 1752 . Aug. 9: married at 

Kingston, Nov. 2. 1780, Elizabeth Van Wagenen (669). 

574. Petrus. born Feb. 9. 1755, bp. March 9 ; died Nov. 14, [814 ; 

married Rachel, daughter of John Louw and Sara Rosa, bp. 
at Rochester, Oct. 16, 1757. • 

575. Rebecca, born May 18, 1758. bp. June iS : married Louis, son 

of Wessel Brodhead and Catherine Dubois, bp. at Rochester, 
March 26, 1754. 

576. Aart, born June 12. 1763. bp. at Rochester, Sept. iS : married 

March 8, 1792, Elizabeth Wood. 

577. Gerrit, born May 4. 1766, bp. June 3 : married at Marbletown, 

Aug. 23, 1798, Eva Shaw, bp. at Marbletown, Oct. 8, 1780, 
daughter of John Shaw and Maria Roosa. 
57S. Jannetjen, born July S, 1769. bp. Aug. i - . 

Children of Petrus Van Wagenen (482) and Sara Louie. 

579. Jonathan, bp. at Kingston. March 20, 1761 : died April 15, 
1 Si 1, and is buried at New Paltz, married Hester, daughter 
of John Johnson and Rebecca Wood, bp. at Wawarsing, 
June 28, 1767: died Dec. 30, 1S32 ; she married 2nd, May 
12, 1 Si 9. Tobias Hasbrouck. 

550. Daniel, bp. at Kingston, Feb. 26, 1763 : married Catharine 

Louw, probably the daughter of Solomon Louw and Judikje 
Van Vliet, bp. at New Paltz, Jan. 25. 1- - 

551. Ezekiel, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 30, 1764 : married at Wawar- 

sing, Jan. 5, 17SS, Rachel Jansen, Johnson) daughter of 
John Johnson and Rebecca Wood, born Jan. 6, 176S, bp. at 
Wawarsing. Feb. 1. 

552. Levi, bp. at Kingston, Aug. 12, 1766, married Elizabeth Louw. 

553. Catharine, born May 6, 176S. bp. at New Paltz, May 25. mar- 

ried Thomas Owens. 

554. Lucas, born June 14, 1770, bp. at New Paltz. Aug. 10; died 

Jan. 13. 1805, and buried at New Pakz : married Cornelia 
Merkel, who died March 21, 1S19, and- is buried at New 
Paltz, daughter of Benjamin Merkel and Annatje Osterhout, 
bp. at Wawarsing. Dec. 26, 1775. 

555. Maria, bp. at New Paltz, Sept. :-. :~~2 : married Simon Rosa. 

586. Aart, bp. at New Paltz. Oct. 29. 1775; ::ed July 13. _ 

married at New Paltz. April 24. 1S00. Man- Freer, born June 
3, 1 78 1, bp. at New Paltz, July S, daughter of Jonas Freer 
and Magdalina Bavier. 

587. Sara, born May 1 -. 1778, bp. at New Paltz. July 5. married at 

Marbletown. Dec. 13, 1797, Jacobus, or James Rosa, said to 
have moved to Ohio about 1S16. 

j n The Van Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., N. V. . [July, 

Children of Jacob Van Wagenen (483) and Helena Van de Bogaard. 

588. Evert, bp. at Poughkeepsie, Oct. 7, 1740. 

589. Franz, bp. at Poughkeepsie, June 9, 1742. 

Children of Nicholas Van Wagenen (484) and Hester de Graaf 

590. Hellegontie, bp. at Rhinebeck, Aug. 22, 1736; married at 

Poughkeepsie, Nov. 21, 1754, Johannes Bush. 

591. Evert, bp. at Poughkeepsie, Way 9, 1739. 

592. Elizabeth, bp. at Poughkeepsie, Feb. 15, 1742 ; married 

Joseph Hegeman, had child Sarah, bp. at Poughkeepsie, Jan. 
22, 1769. 

593. John, born 1744, died April 20, 1823, aged 79 ; married Sarah 

Flagler, born May 15, 1 75 1 , died Sept. 15, 1S25 ; both buried 
at Pleasant Valley, N. Y. 

594. Maria, married John Allen at Poughkeepsie, 1753, Oct. 17. 

595. Sarah, married Johannes Van Enden. 

596. Nicholas, born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., May 15, 1748; died 

Jan. 7, 181 1 ; married at Rhinebeck, Nov. 25, 1770, Elsie 
Ostrander, born Oct. 20, 1743, died April 26, 1832, daughter 
of John Ostrander and Elizabeth Van Benschoten. Nicholas 
and Elsie are both buried at Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., 
N. Y. 

Children <?/"Sara Van Wagenen (485) and Teunis Van Vliet. 

597. Gerret, bp. at Fishkill, April 5, 1735. 

598. Nellv, bp. at Kingston. Jan. 16, 1737. 

599. Evert, bp. at Fishkill, May 27, 1739. 

600. Arie, bp. at Fishkill, Oct. 11, 174 1. 

601. Teunis (Denys) bp. at Poughkeepsie, Feb. 2, 1 74 5- 

Children of Gerrit Van Wagenen (486) and Sara De Graaf 

602. Evert, bp. at Fishkill, Aug. 13, 1738. 

603. Maria, bp. at Kingston, Jan. 25, 1 74 1 . 

604. Gerrebrand, bp. at Poughkeepsie, May 2, 1742-3. 

Child of M'arretjen Van fJ Wagenen (488) and Abraham De Graaf 

605. Jan, bp. at Poughkeepsie, June 8, 1742. 

Children 0/" Solomon Van Wagenen (513) and Hanna Bruyn. 

606. Simon, born Aug. 29, 1750, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 23 ; mar- 

ried Oct. 27, 1774, Elizabeth Louw, born Feb. 16, 1755, 
daughter of Jacobus Louw and Elizabeth De Witt. 

607. Tryntje, bp. at Kingston, June 7, 1752 ; married Abraham Sah- 

ler, son of Abraham Sahler and Elizabeth Dubois.. 

608. Jacobus Bruyn, bp. at Marbletown, Aug. 27, 1754. 

( To be continued.) 

1 89 1.] Notes and Queries. jrr 


Proceedings of the Society. — Meetings have been once a month since April. 
At the meeting in May, several new members were elected. The Rev. Arthur Went- 
worth Hamilton Eaton read an interesting paper upon the history, traditions, and social 
life of Halifax, a town well known as an important naval and military station, and 
one with characteristics peculiar to itself. In June, the Rev. ■ Morgan Dix, D.U , 
delivered an excellent address upon the late John Jacob Astor. We have the pleasure 
of presenting this address to our readers as the leading article. In June, Gen. 
Charles W. Darling read a paper on the life and times of Horatio Seymour, twice 
Governor of New York, once in the piping times of peace and once in the earlier 
days of the civil war. Doubtless many persons can recall the trying circumstances of 
those days, and the wisdom, firmness, and devotion to duty with which Governor Sey- 
mour met them. Since that time a new generation has grown up to which those 
times are history ; and the history of them is best written by men who, like General 
Darling, knew them thoroughly, and can write about them without prejudice or pas- 
sion. A committee was appointed at the April meeting to complete the subscrip- 
tions to the Statue of Columbus, to be erected under the auspices of the Society in 
the Central Park in October, 1892, consisting of the President, General Wilson, 
Cornelius Vanderbilt, William R. Grace, James J. Goodwin, Clarence W. Bowen, 
and Thomas L, James. 

Mr. Berthold Fernow kindly sends the three following specimens of the lite- 
rary curiosities which he often discovers in his investigations of the Albany Rec- 
ords. The first of them he calls 

A Lesson in Indian Geography and Diplomacy. 

Extraordinary Meeting of the Magistrates of Albany Septbr 7, 16S3. Two 
Cayougas and one Susquehanna Indians were asked in the Courthouse about the 
location of the Susquehanna River which W m Ilaig (?) and James Graham, agents 
of Governor Pen, intend to buy. They report as follows : It is a day's journey from 
the Maquas (Mohawk) Castle to the lake, which is the head of the Susquehanna 
River and then it takes 10 days to reach the Susquehanna Castle. 

From the Oneydas, it is a journey of \\ day to the Kil, which runs into the Sus- 
quehanna, one day down this Kil to the river and 7 days more on the river to the 
above Castle. 

Half a days journey by land and one day by water brings the traveller from 
the Onnondagas to the river and then 6 days on the river to the Castle. 

The Cayougas have to march \\ days and travel by water one day before reach- 
ing the river and then go 5 days down the same. 

Three days land travel and two days water journey bring you from the first 
Castle of the Sinnekas to the Susquehanna, on which you have to travel for nve 
days before reaching the Castle, in all ten days of easy travel, mostly in canoes. 

The Indians inquired, why they were so closely questioned about the Susque- 
hanna River and whether people intended to come there to live. Being in return 
asked, whether that would be agreeable to them, they answered, they would be 
very glad, if white people would settle in their country, for it would be nearer, than 
this place (Albany) and more convenient to them to carry their packs of peltries 
to by water, while now they had to carry them to this place on their backs. They 
added, that then people from here should settle there, which would please them very 
much, for that would give to the Indians a chance to trade there. (Original in 

How They Settled Cases of Assault and Battery at Albany in Olden 

Whereas William Waddington some time since, Hend. Dow goeing to buy 
Backon of him, did in the bargaining the same, as Mr. Dow says, beat him and tear 
his neckcloth I have and do hereby acknowledge to have Rec d of the said William 
Waddington by the hands of Leit Collins y e sum of five shillings in full Satisfaction 
for y e same, witness my hand this 6 day of June A° D° 1707 HENDRICK Dow 

The Campaign Outfit of a Colonial Lieutenant, 1711. 
One Scarlet Shute (suit) 

jc5 Notes and Queries. [July- 

One Gray do mounted with Gold 
One Trunk containing 
Three hats, one new 

Scarlet Cioath, lining, buttons, hair &c. for a Shute 
Sixteen pairs of Stockings 
Two papers of Inkpowder 
Ten Books 
One writing Book 
Eight Shirts 
Ten Neckcloths 

Four Shirts 2 of them for his burriall 
Six new Handcarchiefs Silk 
Two pairs of new Gloves 
Two do old 

White Lining of an old coat 
Colored do 
One old Belt 

Five and one half yds Holland Lace 
One old Wig 

One old Pillow & Fieldbed 
One blue Coat lined black 
One gray do 

Two Watch coats one grey & red 
One gray Coat & westcoat 
One Red Coat 
One Bearskin 
One pr of Shoes 
Eight lbs of Soap 
One new Gun 
Two old do 
One pr of Pistols 
One Scarlet Coat & Breeches 
One Sash 

One Bayonet & Cartouchbox 
Four pairs of Stockings 
Three pairs of Tongs (?) 
Two pairs of Shoes 
One Knife and Fork 
One Blanket 
One Quilt 
One Nightgown 
One Spoon 
One Gimlet 
Three Razors 
One Cap 
One Breastplate 
Four pairs of Buckles 
One Lookingglass 
One Shoebrush 
One Tablecloath 
One do Towell 
Four Napkins 
Two woven Night caps 

The University of Groeningen, Holland, published some years ago a cata- 
logue of all the students who had inscribed their names on the Secretary's books 
from the day of opening in 1615 to 1773. The names given here show where have 
been the European homes of many families, who have been more or less prominent 
in New York history. The date preceding each name is that of entering at the 
University. B. FERNOW. 

1632. Gerh. Gerhardi, of Groeningen. 

1633. Rutger Putnam, of Gora. 
1633. Johs. ten Broeck, of Zutphen. 

1891.] Notes and Queries. icy 

1633. Henr. Lansinck, of Geldern. 

1634. Jobs, de Vries, of Rossem, Geldern. 
1634. Casparus Hartrauft, Zittan. 

1634. Phil. Becman, Muehlhausen. 

1635. Arnoldus de Witt, Dircksland. 

1635. Henricus Beecman, Holstein. 

1636. Lambert Beecman, Groeningen. 
1638. Johs. Petr. Steinmets, Heppenheim. 
1638. Fred van Nessen, Mecklenburg, Palatinate. 

1640. Corn. Schenck, Hague. 

1641. Theo. Draper, Groeningen. 

1642. Christ. Tappe, Teiklenburg. 

1644. Phil, van Dam, Hague. 

1645. Wm. Bored, Middleburgh. 
1047. Johs. Hardenbergh, Groeningen. 

1650. Jacobus Swart, Groeningen. 

165 1. Johs. Rees, Amsterdam. 
1651. Johs. Le Roy, Picardy 
1651. Lud. de Witt, Cleve. 

165 1 . Auth. van Voorst, Utrecht. 

1652. Joh. van Sanden, Groeningen. 

1653. Winoldus Bruyns, Deventer. 

1654. Arnold Gandsfoort, Groeningen Land. 

1654. Johs. Visscher, a Knight of Curland. 

1655. Johs. Schoonhoven, Amsterdam. 

1657. Adrian van Dyck, Rotterdam. 

1658. Jacques de Pottere, Emden. 

1658. Petr. Quackenbosch, Leyden. 

1659. Wm. van der Menten, Cologne. 

1660. Jerry Lepin. Sedan. 

1660. Herm. van der Vechte, Frisia. 

1660. Petrus van Marken, Enchuysen. 

1664. Jacob Abrichs, Groeningen Land. 

1664. Henr. van Hoeven. Westphalia. 

1664. Marcus Pels, Danzig. 

1664. Simon de Vaux, France. 

1665. Herm. ten Broeck, Steenwyck. 

In the Record for July, 1887, "Genealogist" asks for information as to the 
parent ige of Hon. Peter Vander Voort, who was sheriff of Kings County in 17S6, 
and member of the Assembly for a number of years thereafter. He was the son of 
Michael Vander Voort and Margaret Stockholm, who were married at Flatbush, 
October 4th, 1749 ; he was baptized at that place, April 8th, 1751. Letters of 
administration were granted upon his estate, December 4th, 1798, as appear from 
the Surrogate's Records in Kings County. The will of his father, Michael, dated 
March 1 6 1 h , 17S1, and probated August loth, 1804, is recorded in the Surrogate's 
office, Kings County, Liber 1, folio 413. It will be observed that the will was exe- 
cuted during the Revolution ; a reference therein to Peter, " if he shall be within the 
King's lines," is noticeable. The will of his mother, probated December 7th, 1814, 
and recorded in Liber 2, folio 263, mentions her granddaughter, Margaret, wife of 
Hon. Elisha W. King. Michael was the eldest son of Peter, " of Bruckland, Yeo- 
man," whose will was probated April 7th, 1761, and recorded in the New York 
Surrogate's office, Liber 22, folio 487. This will mentions four sons, namely: 
Michael, to whom he left a farm at Bedford ; Cornelius, who married Maiken Bennett, 
December 9th, 1752, at Flatbush, to whom he also left a farm ; Peter, who married 
Sarah Ledyard, and was a merchant in New York ; and Paul, who married Gitty (or 
Charity) Polhamus, 1 tecember 6lh, 1766, and was a carpenter at Bedford. These 
two last-named sons were left a house in Queen Street, New York City. The grand- 
father of Sheriff Vander Voort was doubtless the son of Michael Pauluszen Vander 
Voort, who married Christiana Schamp, baptized at New Amsterdam, September 
iSth, 1678, and died prior to 1713, at which time his widow joined in a deed of the 
Schamp farm to Barent Kool, recorded in Liber 4, folio Sg, of Conveyances, Register's 
office, Kings County. She was still living at the time of taking the census in Brook- 

ic& Notes and Queries. [July. 

ly n . 1738. Finally, the common ancestor of the family in this country, as given in 
Bergen's "Early Settlers of Kings County," was Michael Pauluszen Vander Voort, who 
emigrated from Dermonde in Flanders, and settled in Brooklyn. He married at New 
Amsterdam, November 18th, 1640, Maria, daughter of Joris Jansen Rapelya, and 
had a number of children baptized at New Amsterdam, among whom were the fol- 
lowing named sons : 

Michael, baptized January 19th, 1642. 

Paulus, January 3d, 1649. 

Jan, " December nth, 1650. 

Hendrick, " August 22d, 1655. 

Joris, " October iSth, 1656. 

I am not able to establish with absolute certainty from which of these sons the 
sheriff descended, the records of the Kings County Dutch Churches being quite 
incomplete. Most probably, however, it was from Paulus. 


The one hundred and sixteenth anniversary of the battle of Lexington was com- 
memorated by the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution in old 
Christ Church, Philadelphia, on Sunday, April 19th, by a special service at four in 
the afternoon. The blue and buff standard of the Society was carried for the first 
time in procession on this occasion. This was the second annual service of the 
Society. The services were conducted by the Chaplain, the Rev. George YYoolsey 
Hodge, assisted by the Rev. Brockholst Morgan, Chaplain of the New York Society, 
and the following clergymen, members of the Society : the Rev. Alfred Langdon 
Elwyn, Rev. Benjamin Johnson Douglass, and the Rev. George Livingston Bishop. 
The church was beautifully decorated with flags and the national colors draped in 
tasteful profusion. These with the crowded congregation, the patriotic hymns and 
eloquent sermon by the Rev. S. D. McConnell, of St. Stephen's, made this an im- 
pressive occasion. There were many prominent persons present, among others repre- 
sentatives of the recently organized Society of Colonial Dames. A printed pamphlet 
contained the service, during which the following hymns were sung : the processional 
301, before the sermon 309, as a closing hymn 303. Dr. McConnell's sermon, which 
we presume will be printed, was from the text, 1st Epistle of Peter, 2d chap., 16th 
and 17th verses: "As free and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, 
but as the servants of God. Honor all men, Love the brotherhood, Fear God, 
Honor the King." The Committee of Arrangements was composed of the following 
members of the Society : George Cuthbert Gillespie, chairman ; William John Potts, 
George Steptoe Washington, William Wayne, Jr., Dr. Thomas Hewson Bradford, 
Caldwell K. Biddle, A. Nelson Lewis, William Macpherson Hornor, William Henry 
Ashhurst, Hobart Miller. w. J. p. 

THE new standard of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolu- 
tion, which was first carried in procession on April the 19th, in Philadelphia, at the 
Second Annual Service of the Pennsylvania Society, has now been formally adopted 
by the General Socieiy. It was designed by Mr. George Cuthbert Gillespie, of Phil- 
adelphia. The design is similar to that of the French tricolor, excepting that the 
sections are buff, blue, and buff. The centre contains the obverse of the medallion 
decoration of the Society, viz.: the figure of a Continental soldier, legend 1775, sur- 
rounded with thirteen stars, surmounted by the eagle. The staff is crowned with an 
eagle in the same position. This beautiful flag is of rich silk, and is four feet wide 
and six feet ten inches in length. w. f. p. 

Information will be thankfully received concerning the ancestry in either male 
or female line of any of the following-named families. Hints as to where I may look 
for the information will be acceptable : 

Samuel Bleaker (l)leecker), of Bucks County, Pa., whose daughter, Judith, 
married, 1753, Joseph Ellicott. 

Sarah Brown, Bucks County, who married, 1775, Andrew Ellicott. 

Ann Bye, Bucks County, who married, 1731, Andrew Ellicott. 

John Randall, born 1746, perhaps of Roxbury or Stratford, lived in Dutchess 
County, N. V. 

Elizabeth Bugby, who married the above-named John Randall. 

Hannah Carman, who married, 1727, Parent Van Wyck 

1 8 9 1 . ] Notes and Queries. I r g 

Sarah Field, who married, 1697, Jonathan Whitehead, Queens County, N. Y. 

Mary Griswold, who married, 168.4, Joseph Conally, of Springfield. 

David Bates, whose daughter, Sarah, born 1762, married, 17S2, Nathaniel Doug- 
lass, of N. Y. 

Phebe Toppen, who married about T730, the above-named David Bates, Morris- 
town, N. J. 

Esther Reed, who married, 1755, David Douglass, of Hanover Neck, N. Y. 

9 East 54th Street, New York. Charles b. curtis. 

Noticing in the last number of the Record, references to undoubted Centen- 
arians, I take the liberty of calling your attention to a well-known case in this 
vicinity. I was pastor for twenty-five years of the Reformed Dutch Church of Mill- 
stone. N. j. There is living there a lady named Mrs. Sarah Van Nostrand, 
who will be 102 years old on Sept. 6, 1891, if she lives to that date. The baptismal 
record of the church of Millstone has this recotd (p. 272): Oct. nth, 1789. Myn- 
dert Van Arsdalen ende Zyne huyse Vrow Caty hebben hav Kent Latin Dopen, 
Genamt. Sarah, het Kent is Geboren den 6 Septembre, 17S9. Her birthday has 
been celebrated for a number of years past. She married a Mr. John Van Nos- 
trand, and became a member of the church of Millstone in Oct. 1S36. (See my 
Millstone Centennial Memorial. 18C6, p. 106.) She now lives with a daughter 
over seventy years of age, and has numerous children and grandchildren, I wrote 
an account of her for the New Brunswick and Louisville papers on the occasion of 
her centenary anniversary. I visited her on her one hundredth birthday. 


Mr. Richard Wynkoop sends the following note to his article on the Thompson 
and Schuurman Families, which was received too late to be inserted in its proper 

[At page 67, Vol. XXII. of the Record, read: Helen Maria, oldest child of Rev. 
F. B. Thomson, is the wife of Rev. Matthew Newkirk Oliver, now of Tappan, 
m. Aug. 15, 1S71. Her surviving half sister Emma settled in Switzerland, and 
is the widow of Rev. Louis Germond, of the Swiss Reformed Church. She is an 
assistant in the Belleville Mission, Paris. 

It seems that there was no George Thomson (62) ; and that Archibald (63) was 
the lawyer. 

Lyall T. Adams (107), was not in the naval service with Farragut, but his brother, 
La Rue P. A. (ioS) was. J 

The New York History Company has in preparation, a Memorial History 
of the City of New York, as editor of which it has been fortunate enough to 
secure the services of our esteemed President, Gen. James Grant Wilson. It is to 
be in four royal octavo volumes of about 600 pages each, illustrated with not less 
than 1000 portraits, views of historic houses, scenes, statues, tombs, maps, and 
facsimiles of autographs and ancient documents relating to the history of New York . 
as far back as 1626. Many well-known writers and scholars will be contributors to 
its pages, and it is hoped and believed that the work will be accurate, complete and 
trustworthy. It is to be sold by subscription only. The first volume is to be ready, 
if possible, by October next, and the others will follow at intervals of six months. 

The decision of the Prussian College of Heraldry ^Record, Vol. XXII. , 
p. 107] that the particle "van" used in Dutch names is not a sign of nobility, is 
perfectly correct ; it was simply used to designate the town, village, or neighborhood 
from which a Hollander comes : with Belgian-Xetherland families it was often differ- 
ent, designating not a place but a quality or title, and thus nobility. This has 
always been well understood among the sensible democratic descendants of the Dutch 
in New York. G. w. van s. 

Mr. George W. Van Siclen requests us to direct attention to the fact that the 
Year Book of the Holland Society for 1890 was given by him and not by a name- 
sake of his to whom it is credited in the April Record, p. 114. We regret the 
mistake and can only say, liumanum est errarc; the pens of scribes and the types 
of printers do sometimes play strange tricks, and even the vigilance of editors cannot 
always discover them. 

160 Obituaries. [July, 


Hon. Rufus King, a distinguished lawyer and prominent cilizen of Cincinnati, 
died at his home in that city, March 25, 1891, aged seventy-three. Mr. King's an- 
cestry may be briefly given as follows : 

Richard 1 King, his great grandfather, born about 1718, died March 27, 1775, was 
of Scarborough, Maine, where he successfully engaged in business, and became a 
large land owner. In 1745 he was appointed by Governor Shirley as Commissary of 
the troops destined for Annapolis Royal. Richard King was twice married : first, 
in 1753, to Isabella, daughter of Samuel Bragdon, of York, Me.; second, in 1762, 
to Mary, daughter of Samuel and Dorcas (Bragdon) Black, of the same place. 

Hon. Rufus 2 King, LL.D., eldest son of Richard, was born at Scarborough, 
March 24, 1755, and died in New York City, April 29, 1S29. He was graduated at 
Harvard in 1777, served in the ^Var of the Revolution, was Member of Congress from 
Massachusetts, United States Senator from New York State, and for eight years 
Minister to England. He married Mary, only daughter of John Alsop, Esq., of New 
York City, Member of the Continental Congress and President of the New York 
Chamber of Commerce. 

Edward * King, fourth son of Rufus preceding, was born in New York, March 
1 3> !795- He emigrated to Ohio in 1815, and resided in Chillicothe until 1831, when 
he removed to Cincinnati. He was an able lawyer, and was several times elected a 
member of the Ohio Legislature. He was also Speaker of the House for two sessions. 
Edward King married Sarah, eldest daughter of Hon. Thomas Worthington, member 
of the Federal Convention, and Governor of the State of Ohio from 1814-1S. 

Rufus 4 King, of Cincinnati, the subject of this memoir, was the elder son of 
Edward King just mentioned, and was born in Chillicothe, May 30, 1817. He 
received his early education in the grammar school at Gambier, Ohio, and afterward 
entered Kenyon College. From thence he was transferred to Harvard University, 
where he was graduated. He then entered the Harvard Law School and completed 
his legal studies. 

Mr. King returned to Ohio in 1841, and was admitted to the Cincinnati Bar. In 
1843 he married Margaret, daughter of Dr. Landon C. Rives, of Cincinnati. Mr. 
King was a gentleman of the highest character in private and public life, and took 
an active interest in all that related to the welfare of the city in which he lived. He 
filled many positions of responsibility. In 1851 he was a Trustee of the Public 
Schools of Cincinnati, and President of the Board until 1866. He was largely instru- 
mental in founding the Cincinnati Public Library, and was for many years President 
of its Board of Managers. He was also one of the founders and supporters of the 
Cincinnati Law Library. In 1871 Mr. King was elected President of the Board of 
Directors of the University of Cincinnati. He was also Dean of the Law School, as 
well as one of the founders of the city's Art Museum. In 188S Mr. King wrote a 
" History of Ohio," in the American Commonwealth series — an interesting and val- 
uable account of the State's progress. 

Mr. King's tastes inclining him to the practice of his profession and the quiet of 
home life, he declined many positions of public prominence, among which was Gov- 
ernor Brough's offer of a Judgeship of the Supreme Court of Ohio, made vacant by 
the resignation of Judge Gholson. 

Mr. King was a member of the law firm of King, Thompson and Richards, and 
continued in active practice until within a few years past. His wife survives him, 
but he leaves no children. His will, which was admitted to probate in April, makes 
bequests to various religious and educational bodies amounting, in the aggregate, to 
more than one hundred thousand dollars. 

DENNING Duer died in his 79th year, at his house, Ilawkshurst, at Weehawken, 
New Jersey, on Tuesday, March 10, 1S91, and was buried on the T51I1 in the parish 
churchyard at Jamaica, Long Island. Mr. Duer was the oldest male representative 
of a royalist family of standing and repute which settled in Antigua in Cromwell's 
time. His great grandfather, John Duer, was a gentleman of fortune, who lived 
partly in Antigua, partly in England. He married twice. By his first marriage he 
had one son, Edward, a captain in the British army, who died unmarried. His second 
wife was Frances, the daughter of Sir Frederick Frye, a general officer who had 

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a command in the West Indies. The eldest son by this marriage was Rowland, a 
clergyman, who inherited the estates in Antigua. The second son, William, married 
Katharine, the second daughter of William Alexander, Lord Stirling. His eldest 
son, W T illiam Alexander Duer, was the father of Denning Duer. It is unnecessary 
to go again over the ground which has been traversed by Miss Jay in her account of the 
" Descendants of James Alexander." The latter part of the pedigree will be found 
set forth, with all necessary detail, in the Record, Vol. XII., p. 14-26, III. Den- 
ning Duer was educated at the Albany Academy, and at Dr. Allen's school at Rhine- 
beck. At an early age he entered the banking-house of Prime, Ward & King, with 
which he continued connected all his life, and of which he became the head after the 
death of his father-in-law, Mr. King. Mr. Duer stood high in the confidence of Mr. 
Chase, when the latter gentleman was Secretary of the Treasury, and to Mr. Duer's 
valuable advice and assistance the Secretary was indebted, if not for the conception, 
at least for the successful carrying out of the system of national banks. Mr. Duer 
never sought nor accepted public office ; he was contented if his skill and wisdom in 
matters of finance could be made useful, as they were in those trying times of the 
civil war. Bearing a name honored and respected in New York for three generations, 
Mr. Duer lived and died a Christian gentleman. 

Among the well-known New Yorkers who have died since April are : Mrs. Mary 
Mason Jones, eldest daughter of John Mason, and widow of Isaac Jones, in her 
90th year ; Mrs. Catharine A. Bleecker, widow of Anthony J. Bleecker, who 
died on the 17th of May, aged 96 ; Dr. Fordyce Barker, May 30th ; and on 
May 29th, at his home in Stockbridge, Mass., Dr. Charles A. Joy, Emeritus Pro- 
fessor of Chemistry in Columbia College, who was appointed to his chair in the 
college in 1858. 


A Contribution towards a Genealogy of all Torreys in America. Com- 
piled by D. Torrey. 8vo. pp. 146. lxi. Detroit, John F. Eby, 1890. 

This pedigree begins in England in 1535, and gives the male line of the descend- 
ants of William Torrey, of Combe St. Nicholas, Somersetshire (d. 1557), to Abner 
Torrey, of Quincy, Mass., 1767-1809, and then traces the descendants of Abner Tor- 
rey in both the male and female lines. The author defends this plan upon the ground 
that children combine characteristics of all the lineages that have been blended in 
their parents, which is true enough and well worth considering ; but his inference, or 
suggestion, that a family name is only one of many hundred names to which men are 
naturally entitled can hardly be accepted. When genealogy was less of a science 
than it is at present, there was a question about combining patrilinear and matrilinear 
descents in the same pedigree ; but the experience of later genealogists has led them 
to think it wiser to treat of every family by itself. The other system leads to prolix- 
ity and confusion. Of course the study of ancestresses and alliances is useful and leads 
sometimes to surprising results, as may be seen by the study of such books as 
Burke's " Royal Families." Mr. Torrey, however, seems to have overcome the diffi- 
culties of his system. He is concise and clear. 

Memoranda concerning the Family of Bispham in Great Britain and 
the United States of America. Compiled and edited by William Bispham, of 
New York. Svo. pp. 34S. 100 copies, No. 16. Privately printed. New York, 1890. 

Certainly not only a love for family history but the means of gratifying it must be 
increasing in America if a private person have the industry to write and the ability to 
print so elaborate and sumptuous a volume as the one before us. No labor seems to 
have been spared in the compilation, and no expense in the mechanical execution of 
Mr. Bispham's book. Mr. Bispham's wish was to connect an ordinary American 
pedigree, beginning with the settler in the colonies, with his English ancestors, 
What pains he took, what adventures and what discouragements he met with until he 
found the records of which he was in search in the hands of an unsuspected cousin, 
he has told us in a well-written and entertaining preface, from which we will not 
quote, as Mr. Bispham has been good enough to give the book itself to the Society, 
and we recommend our members to read it themselves. 

1 52 Donations to the Library. [J u b'> ^ai. 

Michael Hillegas and his Descendants. By his great granddaughter, Emma 
St. Clair Whitney. Privately printed. Pottsville, 1S91. 

This is a well-written life of a Philadelphian of distinction, who took an active 
part in the events which preceded and followed the establishment of the United States, 
as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania from 1765 to 1775. and after- 
wards as Provincial Treasurer and Treasurer of the United States, under the title for 
a year or two of Continental Treasurer, continuously from July 29, 1775, to Septem- 
ber 11, 1789. Besides a Life of Mr. Hillegas, remarkable for its completeness and 
conciseness, and pleasant to read in these days of many words, the book contains 
accounts of his descendants for five generations, appendices of letters and other doc- 
uments, and an excellent index ; telling all that need be told, and condensed into a 
volume of 118 pages. 

The Monumental Inscriptions on the Church and Churchyard of St. 
Mary's, Lewisham. Edited by Herbert Charles Kirby, and Leland Lewis 
Duncan. Svo. pp. 86. 200 copies privately printed. Lee Charles North, 1889. 

This is the second of the publications of the Lewisham Antiquarian Society, the 
first being the Registers of St. Margaret's, Lee. The Society has in contemplation 
the publication of all the wills relating to the county of Kent, from 13S4 to 1559, 
and of such portions of the Registers of St. Mary's, Lewisham, as were saved from 
the fire of 1S30, which destroyed nearly all the older registers. Many of the entries 
in them of the 17th and iSth centuries have now no other record than those printed 
in this volume from the inscriptions. There is an index of names, another of places, 
and a third, unusual perhaps, but useful, of the arms upon the monuments. 


Mrs. J. H. Lazarus. City Hall Recorder, 1S16-1820. 124 numbers — Historical 
Collections, Vol. I. New York Historical Society, New York, 1809 — Six Years 
Residence in Hudson Bay, by Joseph Robson. London, 1752 — French Constitu- 
tion of 1793. New York, 1817 — Travel; in England, France and Spain, by Morde- 
cai M. Noah. New York, 1845 — Colden's Memoir, by Cadwallader D. Colden. 
New York, 1825 — Caraccas, by F. Depons. New York, 1806, and ten pamphlets. 

Gen. James Grant Wilson. Two National Epochs, by the Rev. Cornelius B. 
Smith. New York, 1891 — Report of the Trustees of the Astor Library. New 
York, 1890 — Examination of the Subject of Street Cleaning in New York City. 
N. Y. , 1 891 — Education of Teachers in the State of New York, by Jerome Allen, 
Ph.D. New York, 1891 — Report of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 
Animals. New York, 1891. 

Frederick E. Westbrook. The Old Senate House. Kingston, by the donor. 
Kingston, N. Y., 1883. 

James Mortimer Montgomery. Constitution and Membership Roll National 
Society Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York. New York, 1891. 

Frederick Diodate Thompson. Memorial of General Hancock, U. S. Service 
Institution. New York, 1891 — Roll of Membership Union Club, 1891 — Life of 
Admiral Coffin, by Thos. C. Amory. Boston, 1886, and ten pamphlets. 

Rui'US King. Pedigree of Elery. Boston, 1881 — Clergy List, 1883. London, 
England, 1883. 

Edmund At.dy Hurry. Register and Manual State of Connecticut. Hartford, 
1883 — The Lives of the Governors of New York, by John S. Jenkins. Auburn, 
N. Y., 1851. 

ELLSWORTH ELIOT. Life and Letters of Emily C. Judson, by A. C. Kendrick. 
New York, 1861 — Life of Kagh-Ge- Ga-Gaji-Bouh, by George Copway. New 
York, 1S61. 

Wm. C. WlNSLOW. The Pilgrim fathers in Holland, by the donor, Chicago, 1891. 

Wm. SEWARD Webb. Year Book of the Societies composed of the descendants of 
men of the Revolution, by Henry Hall. New York, 1891. 

Eugene F. Bliss. Memorial of Elizabeth Haven Appleton. Cincinnati, 1891. 

Trustees Newberry Library. Annual Report. Chicago, 1891. , 

Buffalo Historical Society. Annual Report. Buffalo, 1S91. 

GEN. Theo. F. Rodenbough, U. S. A. The Bravest 500 of 1861, by the donor. 
New York, 189 1. 



Genealogical aito JSiograjjjjieal Becora. 

Vol. XXII. NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 1S91. No. 4. 


One of the earliest Greek dreams, prominent in the classic literature, 
was that of a beautiful island in the ocean at the far west. Perhaps, 
nevertheless, we have been accustomed to think of the conception too 
much as a dream, a piece of pure imagination ; for it is absolutely certain, 
as Pliny and Strabo prove, that bold Phenician navigators passed far 
beyond the Pillars of Hercules into the vast Atlantic, discovering and 
naming the Canary Islands, pushing their observations far and wide. 
Possibly, like Columbus on his first voyage, they sailed over tranquil seas, 
smooth as the rivers in Spain, and through ambient air, soft as the air of 
Andalusia in spring, until they reached the Edenic Cuba, and thus fur- 
nished the foundation of that Greek conception of an exquisitely fair isle, 
the home of the immortals, an Elysium on whose happy, fragrant shores 
the shrilly-breathing Zephyrus was ever piping for the refreshment of 
weary souls. 

In the fifteenth century the islands in the west formed the object of 
many a voyage, but even in 1306 Marino Sanuto laid down the Canaries 
anew, while Bethencourt found them in 1402. The Azores and the 
Madeira Islands appear in the chart of Pizigani in 1367, and the sail- 
ors of Prince Henry the Navigator went to the Azores, the Isles of the 
Hawks, in 143 1, as preparatory to those voyages which, beginning with 
the rediscovery of the Cape Verde Islands in 1460, were destined to pre- 
pare the way for the circumnavigation of Africa, and thus open the way 
to the Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. Long before this, however, 
the Spaniards were credited with the establishment of colonies in the 
western ocean, and on the globe of Martin Behaim, 1842, may be seen 
the legend crediting Spanish bishops with the founding of seven cities in 
a distant island in the year 734. In 1498 De Ayala, the Spanish ambas- 
sador in England, reported to his sovereign that the City of Bristol had 
for seven years sent out ships in search of the Island of Brazil and the 
Seven Cities, which were commonly laid down in maps, together with the 
great island of "Antillia," by many supposed to refer to the American 

In the time of Columbus enterprise was generally active, and men 
everywhere were eager to realize the prediction of Seneca, who declared 
that the Ultima Thule (the extreme bounds of the earth) would in due 
time be reached. But Columbus would win something more than 

: ' : From advance-sheets of the forthcoming Manorial History of the City of IV, w 
York, furnished by the courtesy of General Wilson. The seven portraits which ap- 
pear in this chapter are examples of some four hundred that will be included in this 
important work. 


Explorations of the North American Coast. 


beautiful islands. He aimed at a continent, and would reach the 
eastern border of Asia by sailing west, in accordance with the early 
philosophers, who had accepted the spherical form of the earth, not 

dreaming that, instead of a few 
islands, scattered like gems in the 
ocean, a mighty continent barred 
the way. Dominated by the an- 
tique notions of the classic writers, 
Columbus, after encountering and 
overcoming every discouragement, 
finally sailed towards the golden 
West, finding the voyage a pleasant 
excursion, interrupted only by the 
occasional fears of the sailors, lest 
the light breeze might prevent their 
return to Spain by blowing all the 
time one way. At a given point of 
the voyage Columbus met with an 
experience and made a decision that 
perhaps determined the destiny of 
North America. October 7, 1492, 
Martin Pinson saw flocks of parrots 
flying southwest, and argued that 
the birds were returning to land, 
which must lie in that direction. He 
accordingly advised the Admiral to 
change the course of the ship. Co- 
lumbus realized the force of the 
argument, and knew the signifi- 
cance of the flights of birds, the hawk having piloted the Portuguese to 
the Azores. He was now sailing straight for the coast of North Caro- 
lina, and must inevitably have discovered our continent, but the parrots 
were accepted as guides, the course was changed to the southwest, and 
in due time the Island of San Salvador rose before their expectant eyes. 
All his efforts, therefore, after this memorable voyage, were devoted to 
the West Indies, and in the fond belief that he had reached fair Cathay. 
Consequently John Cabot was left to discover North America at least one 
year before Columbus sighted the southern portion of the western con- 
tinent. Even then Columbus held that South America was a part of 
India, and he finally died in ignorance of the fact that he had reached 
a new world. 

His error proved a most fortunate one for the English-speaking 
people ; since, if he had continued on the western course, the Carolinas 
would have risen to view, and the splendors and riches of the Antilles 
might have remained unknown long enough for Spanish enterprise to 
establish itself upon the Atlantic coast. This done, the magnificent Hud- 
son would have become the objective point of Spanish enterprise, and a 
Spanish fortress and castle would to-day look down from the Weehawken 
Heights, the island of New York yielding itself up as the site of a Span- 
ish city. 

The mistake of Columbus, however, was supplemented by what, per- 
haps, may properly be called a series of blunders, all of them more or less 

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16 = 

fortunate, or at least in the interest of a type of civilization very unlike 
that of Spain, especially as expanded and interpreted in Central and 
South America. It is. therefore, to the series of nautical adventures fol- 
lowing the age of Columbus, and extending down to the voyage of Henry 
Hudson, the Englishman, in 1609, tnat tms chapter is mainly devoted, 
showing how this entire region was preserved from permanent occupa- 
tion by Europeans, until 
it was colonized by the 
Walloons under the 
Dutch, who providen- 
tially prepared the way 
for the English. 

First, however, it may 
be interesting to glance 
at voyages made during 
the Middle Ages, consid- 
ering whether they had 
any possible connection 
with the region now oc- 
cupied by the City of New 

That Northmen 
visited the shores of North 
America no reasonable 
inquirer any longer 
doubts. Even Mr. 
George Bancroft, who for 
about half a century cast 
grave reflections upon the 
voyages of the Northmen, 
and inspired disbelief in 
many quarters, finally 
abandoned all allusion to 
the subject, and subse- 
quently explained that in 
throwing discredit upon the Icelandic narratives he had fallen into error.* 

The probability now seems to be that the Irish had become acquainted 
with a great land at the west, and gave it the name of ''Greenland," 
which name was simply applied by Eric the Red to a separate region, 
when he went to the country now known as Greenland in the year 985. 
The next year Biarne Heriulfsson, following Eric, was blown upon the 
North Atlantic coast, and in the year 1000-1 Leif, son of Eric, went in 
quest of the land seen by Biarne, reaching what is generally recognized 
as New England. Others followed in 1002 and 1005, while from 1006 
to 1009 Thorfinn Karlsefne visited the same region, then known as 
" Vinland the Good," and made a serious but abortive effort to found a 
colony. Freydis, daughter of Eric the Red, visited New England in 1010 
to 1012. Vague accounts in the Icelandic chronicles tell of a visit of one 
Are Marson to a region called White Man's Land {Hvitrammanaland) in 
9S3, antedating Eric's appearance in Greenland. We also hear of Biorn 
Asbrandson in 999, and of the voyage of Gudlaugson in 1027. Certain 
* Letter addressed to the writer in 1890. 


Explorations of the North American Coast. 


geographical fragments refer to Bishop Eric, of Greenland, as searching 
for Wineland in 1121, while in 1357 a small Icelandic ship visited 
" Markland." the present Nova Scotia. The voyages of Asbrandson and 
of Gudlaugson are generally viewed as standing connected with a region 
extending from New England to Florida, known as White Man's Land, 
or Ireland the Great. In these accounts there is found no definite allusion 
to the region of the Hudson, though Karlsefne's explorations may have 
extended some distance southwesterly from Rhode Island ; while later 
adventurers, who came southward and followed the course of Are Marson, 
who was discovered in the country by Asbrandson, must have sailed 
along our shores. Still no record of such a visit now remains, which is 
not at all singular, since many a voyager went by, both before and after- 
wards, with the same failure to signalize the event for the information of 

posterity. " They had 
no poet and they died." 
Turning to the voy- 
ages of the Welsh, who, 
some think, reached 
the western continent 
about the year 1 170, 
led by Madoc, Prince 
of Wales, there is the 
same failure to connect 
them with this region. 
Catlin, who visited the 
White or M a n d a n 
Indians, supposes that 
the Welsh sailed down 
the coast to the Gulf 
of Mexico and as- 
cended the Mississippi ; 
although there is just 
as much reason to hold, 
if the Mandans were 
their descendants, that 
they entered the con- 
tinent and found their way westward from the region of Massachusetts 
or New York. The latter, however, might be favored, for the reason 
that our noble river forms to-day the most popular and certainly the 
most splendid gateway to the far West. 

The voyages of the Zeno brothers, who are believed by most competent 
critics to have reached America about the close of the fourteenth century, 
and who left a chart, first published in 1558, show a country called 
" Drogeo, " a vast region which stretched far to the south, whose inhabit- 
ants were clothed in skins, and subsisted by hunting, being armed with 
bows and arrows, and living in a state of war. The description would 
apply to our part of the coast. At this period the Red Indians had 
come from the west, and dispersed the original inhabitants, known to 
the Northmen as Skraellings. The red man on this coast was an invader 
and conqueror, not the original proprietor of the land. In a very brief 
time, however, he forgot his own traditions and indulged in the belief, 
that he was the first holder of this region, which was deeded to him by 


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the Great Father in fee simple ; and it was in this belief that, in turn, 
the simple savage conveyed vast tracts of territory to the white man, in 
consideration of trinkets and fire-water. 

So far as can be discovered, the Skraelling was the first proprietor, 
and bv the Skraelling is meant what is called the "Glacial Man," who 
appeared on this coast when the great ice-sheet that once covered the 
highlands of America was melting and sliding into the sea. Geologically 
the island of New York is one of the souvenirs or wrecks of that ice-period 
which shaped the character of the entire coast ; being, for a large part, 
simply a mass of ice-ground rock covered with the gravelly deposits of 
the glaciers. At the time when 
Nature was engaged in putting the 
finishing touches to this rude, 
Titanic, and wonderful work, the 
glacial man appeared. Then this 
ancient island, afterwards known 
as Manhattan, received its first 
inhabitant. Whence did this mys- 
terious man come ? No one can 
say, though it seems to be satis- 
factorily established that, at the 
period referred to, there were two 
peoples of similar character and 
habits living on opposite sides of 
the Atlantic, dwelling on the es- 
tuaries, rivers, and fiords, and ob- 
taining the means of subsistence 
amid similar dangers and priva- 
tions. The evidences of the so- 
called glacial man are found at the 
present time in the gravels of the 
Trenton River, of New Jersey, 
consisting of stone implements that 

seem to have been lost while engaged in hunting and fishing. With 
the disappearance of the ice and the moderation of the climate, these 
men of the ice-period spread along the Atlantic coast from Labrador to 
Florida, their descendants being the modern Eskimo and Greenlander, 
whose ancestors were driven northward by the red man when he con- 
quered the country. The immediate region of the Hudson has thus far 
afforded none of the stone implements that abound at Trenton, yet it 
may be regarded as beyond question that the first inhabitant of New 
York was a glacial man, ruder than the rudest red savage, and in appear- 
ance resembling the present Eskimo. In the time of Zeno, the glacial 
man had been succeeded by the red man, who showed a superior condi- 
tion under the influence of the improved climate, and " Drogeo " was 
the name of the region which included the territory of New York. 

We must turn, however, to note what, in this immediate connection, 
may be styled the course of maritime enterprise, the first voyage of 
interest in connection with our subject being the voyage said to have 
been made by Sebastian Cabot along the coast from Newfoundland in 
15 15. Upon this initial voyage many Englishmen based their claim, 
* The vignette above is a faithful representation of the Florentine portrait. 


(M'UU \ errant curiums 

1 58 Explorations of the North American Coast. [Oct., 

but in the present state of knowledge the expedition itself is considered 
debatable by some. That John and Sebastian Cabot saw the continent 
in 149S, or one year before Columbus saw South America, can hardly be 
doubted: but convincing. testimony is required respecting the alleged 
voyage down this part of the coast in 151 5. If we accept the voyage 
as a fact, this expedition, whose objective point was Newfoundland, 
may be regarded as the first known English expedition to these shores. 

Before this time, however, the Portuguese were very active, and had 
run the coast from Florida to Cape Breton, evidence of which they left in 
the " Cantino " Map, and in the Ptolemy of 1 5 1 3. This was in continu- 
ation of the enterprise of the Costas, or " Cortereals, " who made voyages 
to the north in 1 500-1-2. The expedition made along our coast at this 
period left no memorials now known, save the maps to which allusion 
has been made. As early as 1520 the Spaniards began to navigate to the 
north from the West Indies, and in that year Aylion reached the coast of 
Carolina, on an expedition to capture slaves, though Martyr speaks of the 
country he visited as "near the Baccaloos. " a term applied at that time 
to the region far south of Newfoundland. Nevertheless, in the year 1524. 
we reach a voyage of deep interest, for in this year the Bay of New York 
comes distinctly into view, Europeans being known for the first time to 
pass the Narrows. Reference is here made to the voyage of the celebrated 
Italian, Giovanni da Verrazano, in the service of Francis I. of France. 

This celebrated navigator is supposed to have been the son of Piero 
Andrea di Bernardo de Verrazano and Fiametta Capella. He was born 
at Val di Greve, a little village near Florence, in the year 1485. At one 
time a portrait of Verrazano adorned the walls of a gallery in Florence. 
This portrait was engraved for the well-known work entitled, "Uomini 
Illustri Toscani." A medal was also struck in his honor, but no copy 
of it can now be found. The family nevertheless appears to have main- 
tained a definite place in local history, the last known Florentine repre- 
sentative being the Cavaliere Andrea da Verrazano, who died in 181 9. 

Verrazano, the great explorer of the American coast, seems to have 
had a large experience as a sailor upon the Mediterranean, eventually 
entering the service of Francis I. of France, as a privateer or corsair, in 
which calling Columbus and many of the old navigators shone conspicu- 
ously, the profession at that time being quite creditable, even though 
dangerous. In 1523 Verrazano was engaged in capturing Spanish ships 
that brought the treasures of Montezuma from Mexico. In the following- 
year he made his voyage to America, and one statement makes it appear 
that, subsequently, he was captured by the Spaniards and executed. 
Ramusio tells us that on a second voyage he was made a prisoner by the 
savages, and was roasted and eaten in the sight of his comrades. The 
light which we have at the present time does not suffice for the settlement 
of the question relating to the manner of his death, but we have over- 
whelming evidence of the reality of his voyage in 1524, which is vouched 
for by invaluable maps and relations contained in a lengthy Letter 
addressed to his employer, Francis I. * * * * 

Next, however, the reader's attention must be directed to the voyage 
of Estevan Gomez, who followed Verrazano in 1525. This adventurer 
was a Portuguese in the service of Spain. While Verrazano was abroad 
on his voyage, Gomez attended the nautical congress at Badajos, in Spain, 
when, we are told, Sebastian Cabot was present. At this congress Portu- 

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gal opposed the plan presented for an expedition to the Indies, being very 
jealous, as usual, of the power of Spain. The differences of the two 
powers were nevertheless reconciled, and the King of Spain, with the aid 
of several merchants, fitted out a caravel and put Gomez in command. 
Gomez, if he did not stand as high as some men of his time, was a navi- 
gator of experience. In 1519 he sailed as chief pilot with Magellan, but 
incurred much odium by leaving him 
in the Straits which now bear Magel- 
lan's name, and returning to Spain. 
Peter Martyr, who gives an account 
of the congress at Badajos, says : "It 
is decreed that one Stephanus Gomez, 
himself a skilful navigator, shall go 
another way, whereby, between Bac- 
calaos and Florida, long since our 
countries, he says he will find out a 
way to Cataia. Only one ship, a 
caravel, is furnished for him," and, 
the chronicler continues, '"he will 
have no other thing in charge than to 
search out whether any passage to the 
great Chan from among the various 
windings and vast compassing of this 
our ocean is to be found." Of the 
voyage out from Spain few particulars 
are now available, though the account 
of the return was penned by Martyr 
subsequently to November 13, 1525, 
and probably before the close of the 
year. The voyage was, upon the 

whole, a short one. Martyr, however, says that he returned at the end of 
"ten months," while Navarrete states that he sailed in February. Gal- 
vano tells us that, having failed to obtain the command of an expedition 
to the Moluccas, he went on the coast of the New World in search of a 
passage to India, observing that "the Earl Don Fernando de Andrada, 
and the doctor Beltram, and the merchant Christopher de Serro, fur- 
nished a galleon for him, and he went from Groine, in Gallicia, to the 
Island of Cuba, and to the Cape of Florida, sailing by day because he 
knew not the land." Galvano tells us, likewise, that he passed the Bay 
of Angra and the river Enseada, and so "went over to the other side, 
reaching Cape Razo in 46° N. " This means that he sailed up from 
Florida past the coast of Maine. Martyr, writing after the return of 
Gomez, indulges in a strain of ridicule, and says: "He, neither finding 
the Straight, nor Cataia, which he promised, returned back in ten months 
after his departure" ; and continues : " I always thought and supposed 
this worthy man's fancies to be vain and frivolous. Yet he wanted not 

* Sir Francis Drake, the chief of the English navigators of the reign of Queen 
Elizabeth, and the first captain who circumnavigated the globe in a single voyage, 
was born in 1546, near Tavistock in Devonshire, and died on board his own ship off 
Puerto liello, Venezuela, January 2S, 1 596, and was buried at sea. The Admiral was 
the boldest among the band of heroes who battled and beat the so-called invincible 
Spanish Armada. EDITOR. 

I JO Explorations of the North American Coast. [Oct., 

for suffrages and voices in his favor and defense." Still, Martyr admits 
that " he found pleasant and profitable countries agreeable with our par- 
allels and degrees of the pole. " * * * * 

As the reverential old navigators were often in the habit of marking 
their progress in connection with prominent days in the Calendar, it is 
reasonable to suppose that the Hudson was discovered by Gomez on the 
festival of St. Anthony, which falls on January 17. Navarrete indeed 
says that he left Spain in February, but the accounts are more or less con- 
fusing. If Martyr, who is more particular, is correct, and Gomez was 
absent "ten months.''' he must have sailed early in December, which 
would have brought him to our coast on the Festival of the celebrated 
Theban Father. At this time the navigator would have seen the country 
at its worst. Evidently he made no extended exploration of the river, as 
in January it is often loaded with ice and snow. 

Gomez was laughed at by the courtiers, and had no disposition to 
return to the American coast. The legend on the Map of Ribeiro 
proclaiming his discovery, that is, exploration of the 'coast, declared 
that here were to be found " many trees and fruits similar to those in 
Spain," but Martyr contemptuously exclaims, " What need have we of 
these things that are common to all the people of Europe ? To the 
South ! to the South ! " he ejaculates, " for the great and exceeding 
riches of the Equinoxial," adding, " They that seek riches must not go 
to the cold and frozen North." Gems, spices, and gold were the things 
coveted by Spain, and our temperate region, with its blustering winters, 
did not attract natures accustomed to soft. Andalusian air. 

After the voyage of Gomez, which, failing to find a route to the 
Indies, excited ridicule, there is nothing of special interest to empha- 
size in this connection until 1537. In the meanwhile the English were 
active, and in 1527 two ships, commanded by Captain John Rut, were 
in American waters. It has been claimed that he sailed the entire 
coast, often sending men on land " to search the state of these unknown 
regions," and it has been affirmed that this is " the first occasion of 
which we are distinctly informed that Englishmen landed on the coast." 
Also that, " after Cabot, this was the second English expedition which 
sailed along the entire east coast of the United States, as far as South 
Carolina." Granting, however, that the expedition of Rut actually 
extended down the American coast, there is no proof that he gave any 
attention to the locality of the Hudson. * * * * 

The next navigator whose work touched our part of the coast was 
Jehan or Jean Allefonsce, who, in 1542, came to Canada as pilot of 
Roberval, and gained considerable knowledge of the North Atlantic 
shores. This hardy sailor was a native of Saintonge, a village of 
Cognac, France. After following the sea for a period of more than forty 
years and escaping many dangers, he finally received a mortal wound 
while engaged in a naval battle in the harbor of Rochelle. Melin Saint- 
Gelais wrote a sonnet in his honor during the year 1559. It can 
hardly be doubted that Allefonsce himself ran down the coast in one 
of the ships of Roberval, probably when returning to France. 

With the aid of Paulin Secalart he wrote a cosmographical descrip- 
tion, which included Canada and the West Indies with the American 
coast. Very recognizable descriptions are given as far down as Cape 
Cod and the islands to the southward. The manuscript also possesses 

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interest in connection with the region of the Hudson, though farther 
south the description becomes still more available. * * * * 

Reaching 1552, we have the testimony of the Spanish historian, 
Lopez de Gomara, who describes the coast, beginning at Newfound- 
land, and proceeding southward, making the distance eight hundred 
and seventy leagues to the Cape of Florida. He says, from " Rio 

Fondo " to 
Gamos," the 

are seventy 
'thence to " 

' K.10 de los 

Stag River, 

leagues, and 

Cabo Santa 

Maria," fifty leagues, with 
forty more to "Cabo Bajo " 
Baxos), or Cape Cod ; and 
" thence to Rio San Anton 
[Antonio] they reckon more 
than a hundred leagues," 
while " from the Rio San 
Anton are eighty leagues 
along the shore of a gulf to 
Cabo de Arenas [Sandy 
Hook], which is in nearly 

39° N/' 

It is also worthy of notice 
in this connection that prior 
to 1562 the French had 
visited this region ; as Ri- 
bault writes in that year that 
they undertook to go north- 
ward from Florida "and 
view the coast vntil xl 
degrees of the eleuation," 
where " our pilots and some 
others " had been before. 

There are no particulars, however, to be obtained in connection with 
these visits of the French. 

It has been already stated (page 170) that it would be impossible 
to say when the first Englishman visited this region ; yet in the year 
1567-8, evidence goes to prove that one David Ingram, an English- 
man, set ashore with a number of companions in the Gulf of Mexico, 
journeyed on foot across the country to the River St. John, New 
Brunswick, and sailed thence for France. Possibly he was half crazed 
by his sufferings, yet there can be little doubt that he crossed the con- 
tinent and passed through the State of New York, traveling on the 
Indian paths and crossing many broad rivers. If the story is true, 
Ingram is the first Englishman known to have visited these parts. 

In April, 1583, Captain Carlile wrote out propositions for a voyage 
" to the latitude of fortie degrees or thereabouts, of that hithermost 
part of America," and in 1583 Sir Humphrey Gilbert had this region 
under consideration, Hakluyt observing on the margin of his " Divers 
Voyages" that this was "the Countrey of Sir H. G. Uoyage." Hays 
says in his account of the region that " God hath reserved the same to 
be reduced unto Christian civility by the English nation " : and also 

I -7 2 Explorations of the North American Coast. [Oct., 

that "Godwill raise him up an instrument to effect the same." All 
this is very interesting in connection with English claims and enter- 
prise. In the same year the French were active on the coast, and one 
Stephen Bellinger, of Rouen, sailed to Cape Breton, and thence coasted 
southwesterly six hundred miles, "and had trafique with the people in 
tenne or twelve places." Thus the French were moving from both the 
north and the south towards this central region ; but we cannot say how 
far south Bellinger actually came, as there is nothing to indicate his 
mode of computation. It is not improbable that he knew and profited 
by the rich fur trade of the Hudson. 

In Kunstman's " Atlas " there is a map bearing date of 1592, in 
which Sandy Hook is represented as " C. de las Arenas." It was the 
work of an Englishman, as the inscription reads, " Thomas Hood 
made this platte, 1592." This may be the result of some visit made to 
the Hudson at this period by the English colonists of Virginia. 

In 1598 and thereabout we find it asserted that the Dutch were upon 
the ground, for in the year 1644 the Committee of the Dutch West 
India Company, known as the General Board of Accounts, to whom 
numerous documents and papers had been entrusted, made a lengthy 
report, which they begin as follows : " New Netherland, situated in 
America, between English Virginia and New England, extending from 
the South [Delaware] river, lying 34/4° to Cape Malabar, in the 
latitude of 4 T / I/ 2°, was first frequented by the inhabitants of this country 
in the year 1598, and especially by those of the Greenland Company, 
but without making any fixed settlements, only as a shelter in winter. 
For which they built on the North [Hudson] and the South [Dela- 
ware] rivers there two little forts against the attacks of the Indians." 
Mr. Brodhead says that the statement " needs confirmation." Still it is 
somewhat easy to understand why a statement of this kind coming from 
such a body should require confirmation ; but the Committee had no 
reason for misstating the facts, and ought to have been accurately in- 
formed. Yet if confirmation is insisted upon, we are prepared to give 
it, such as it is, from an English, and in fact an unexpected, source. 
Our authority is no less a personage than Governor Bradford, of Ply- 
mouth Colony, whose office and inclinations led him to challenge all un- 
founded claims that might be put forth by the Dutch. Nevertheless, 
writing to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, the father of New England coloniza- 
tion, who likewise was hostile to the pretensions of the Dutch. Bradford 
says, under date of June 15, 1627, that the Dutch on the Hudson 
"have used trading there this six or seven-and-twenty years, but have 
begun to plant of later time, and now have reduced their trade to some 
order." Bradford lived in Holland in 1608, and had abundant oppor- 
tunities for knowing everything relating to Dutch enterprise. It is per- 
fectly well known that the Plymouth Colonists of 1620 intended to settle 
at the Hudson, though circumstances directed them to the spot pointed 
out by Dremer in 16 19, when in the service of Gorges. Thus, about 
seventeen years before the Committee of i 644 reported, Governor 
Bradford, an unwilling, but every way competent and candid, witness, 
carried back the Dutch occupancy under the Greenland Company to 
the year 1600. Besides, on the English map of the voyage of Lin- 
schoten, 1598, there is a dotted trail from the latitude of the Hudson. 
40° north to the St. Lawrence, showing that the route was one known 

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and traveled at that time. It is evident, from a variety of consid- 
erations, that both the Dutch and French resorted to the Hudson at 
this period to engage in the trade. Linschoten was one of the best 
informed of Dutch writers, and probably understood the significance of 
the representation upon his map. The probability is that this route 
was known a long time before, and that it may be indicated by Cartier, 
who, when in Canada, 1534, was told of a route by the way of the river 
Richelieu to a country a month's distance southward, supposed to pro- 
duce cinnamon and cloves, which Cartier thought the route to Florida. 
Champlain, writing in Canada, says that in the year previous certain 
French who lived on the Hudson were taken prisoners when out on an 
expedition against the northern Indians, and were liberated on the 
ground that they were friends of the French in Canada. This agrees 
with the report of the Labadists, 
who taught that a French child, 
Jean Yigne, was born here in 
1 6 14. Evidently the French had 
been on the ground in force for 
some years, and were able to make 
expeditions against the savages. 
Very likely the French were there 
quite as early as the Hollander^. 

There seems to be, however, 
another curious piece of confirma- 
tion, which comes from the writ- 
ings of the celebrated Father Isaac 
Jogues, who was in New Amster- 
dam during the year 1646. In a 
letter written on August 3d of 
that year, he says that the Dutch 
were here " about fifty years " 
before, while they began to settle 
permanently only about " twenty 
years " since. The latter state- 
ment is sufficiently correct, as 1623 
was the year when a permanent 
colony was established by the 
Dutch. The former statement 
carries us hack to the date of the " Greenland Company." 

It is also interesting to note that the " Remonstrance," describing 
the occupation of the country by the Dutch, says : " East, of the North 
River, beginning at Cape Cod, named in 1600 by our own people New 
Holland whereof also possession was taken, if we are correctly informed, 
by the erection of their High Mightinesses' arms), down to within six 
leagues of the North River." This again recognizes the Dutch as 
here in the year given by Bradford. 

* Sir Martin Frobisher, the famous English navigator, was born in Doncaster, 
Yorkshire, about 1536, and died in Plymouth, November 7. I5<)4- After exploring 
different parts of the American coast, and entering the strait that bears his name, 
he accompanied his friend Sir Francis Drake to the West Indies, taking part on board 
the Triumph in the destruction of the Spanish Armada in 15S8, for which he was 
knighted by Queen Elizabeth. EDITOR. 


1 74 Stephen Thome, /he Loyalist, and his Descendants. [Oct.. 

The period under consideration was a period of reconnoissance, one 
that offered some romantic incident, but more of disappointment and 
mortification. Here was a site for one of the noblest cities in the 
world, but the^voyager was blind. The river offered no route to the 
gorgeous Indies, and Verrazano had little inclination to test its swift 
tide. Gomez, in the short January days of 1525, had no desire to 
ascend, for when his ship met the drift ice tossing on the cold, swirling 
stream, he thought of Anthony in his desolate retreat on the Red Sea, 
put the river under his charge, and sailed away in search of happier 
shores. Sailors of other nationalities, doubtless, ascended the river ; 
but finding it simply a river, they took what peltries they could get, 
and, like Gomez, turned the whole region over to the care of the soli- 
tary Saint, who for nearly a century stood connected with its neglect. 
Much remained to be done before steps could be taken with regard to 
colonization. The initial work, however, was inaugurated by the sturdy 
Englishman, Henry Hudson, and in a succeeding chapter the proud 
Spanish caravel disappears, while the curtain rises upon the memorable 
voyage of the quaint Dutch fly-boat, the Half- Moon. 


By the Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton. 

So far as I know no Loyalist family has ever before been completely 
traced in the pages of the Record, or indeed has ever had its full genealogy 
published. I have the more satisfaction, therefore, in giving here an 
extended record of the descendants of the Loyalist, Stephen Thorne. 

Joseph Thorne 3 , b. 22, 7, 1682 (Joseph 2 and Mary Bowne, William 1 ), 
moved from Flushing, L. 1., to Cow Neck, afterwards Manhasset, in the 
town of Hempstead. He m. Catherine Smith, a widow, and made his 
will August 1, 1 75 1. The will was recorded in 1752, and he is called 
Joseph Thorne, Esquire. In it he mentions his wife, all his children, 
his grandson Joseph, son of his daughter Catherine and her husband, 
Joseph Cornell, and his granddaughter, Catherine, daughter of his 
deceased son, Richard. His son Stephen gets all his lands, buildings, 
orchards, etc., and is to pay all legacies. His negro wench, Hagar, he 
leaves to his daughter Margaret, "if she wants her." His executors are 
Caleb Cornell, his son-in-law, and his "trusty friend," Richard Thome 4 
of Great Neck (Richard 3 , William 2 ), father of Major Richard Thorne 5 , 
who fought on the Whig side in the Revolution. Witnesses were Samuel 
Latham, Henry Sands, and Benjamin Smith. 


Margaret 4 , \ baptised in St. George's Parish, Hempstead, 21 Feby., 
Stephen 4 , \ 1725.* 

* This is among the earliest existing records of the parish. " Capt." Joseph 
Thorne was a warden and vestryman of the parish from 171S to 1727 ; Richard 
Thorne, from 1749 to 1757 ; William Thorne, from 1765 to 1767. 

1 89 1.] Stephen Tliorne, the Loyalist, and his Descendants. 


Thomas 4 , m. in 1738 Mary Dodge, and had nine children, of whom 
Thomas 5 m. (1) Abigail, daughter of Henry and Martha Cornell Sands, 
(2) Sarah Onderdonk. 

Catherine 4 . 

Richard 4 , m. 10 June, 1738, Mary Hyatt, and had at least one child, 
Catherine. Of these daughters, Margaret was perhaps never married. 
Catherine was m. to Caleb Cornell, and had children : Richardson, 
Stephen, Caleb* Catherine, Aspinwall, the latter m. (1) Jane Mitchell, (2) 
Priscilla Mitchell. This family is among the richest and most important 
of the Thorne families of that period. Thomas Thorne 4 left tw slaves. 


Stephen 4 , b. 1717, bap. in St. George's Parish, Hempstead, 21 Feb'y., 
1725 (Joseph 3 , Joseph 2 , William 1 ), m. (1) in Hempstead, 27 July, 1746, 
Sybil Sands 4 , (Edward', John 2 and Sybil Ray, James 1 ). She was second 
cousin once removed to Comfort Sands 5 , b. 26 Feb'y., 1748 (John 4 , 
John 3 , John 2 , James 1 ), d. 22 Sept., 1834, a rich merchant of New York, 
very prominent during the War of the Revolution, a member of the 
Provincial Congress, who began his career as a clerk in Stephen Thome's 
office. Sybil Sands had a sister Deborah, who was second wife of Edward 
Mott, and died Sept. 1, 1762, aged 26. Their mother was Mary Cornell, 
b. Sept. 3, 1727. Sybil d. at Cow Neck, March 1, 1759, "aged 32," 
and is buried in the Sands' burying-ground at Cow Neck. It is possible 
that Stephen Thorne did business in New York City, as well as in Long 
Island, but of this I am not sure. In a memorial to Sir Guy Carleton, 
signed by over six hundred persons some time before the evacuation of 
New York, appear the names of four Thornes — Stephen, William, 
Joseph and Melancthon.* 

These memorialists state that having been deprived of very valuable 
landed estates and considerable personal property 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, " they have 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 subjects." Undoubtedly many, perhaps all of these persons 
went to Nova Scotia in 1783. Joseph, William, and, I believe, Melancthon 
Thorne became granteesf of Parr Town, now St. John, New Brunswick ; 
Stephen Thorne settled in Granville, Annapolis county, Nova Scotia, 
not far from the historic fort and the ancient town, known in French 
times as Port Royal. A description of his lands will no d'oubt be found 
in the Annapolis records. 

Children by first Marriage. 
Edward 5 , b. 10 August, 1747, bap. 29 July, 175^. 
Stephen 5 , born 1750, bap. 29 July, 1756. 
Joseph 5 , bap. 29 July, 1756. 

* Sabine says that twenty-three Thornes of Queen's Co., N. V., acknowledged 
allegiance to Britain, in October, 1776. 

f I think these men must all have returned to New York, for I have never been 
able to find any trace of their descendants in New Brunswick. 

I 76 Stephen Thome, the Loyalist, and his Descendants. [Oct. , 

Philip 5 , bap. 3 March, 1759. 
Richard, bap. 3 March, 1759. 

Stephen 4 , m. (2) Jannetie (or Jane) LefYerts Rapalje, b. 21 or 25 
June, 1729, widow of Jeronemous (or Jeronimus) Rapalje, whoa. 13 
March, 1754. She d. 13 March, 1795, in Granville. 

Children by second Marriage. 

Sybil 5 , b. 1762, d. 3 April, 1807, unmarried. A tombstone in Lower 
Granville churchyard. 

James 5 , b. 2 July, 1767, bap. 2 August, 1767. 

Jane 5 , ? b. 28 Dec, 1767, "d. unmarried." 

For the fact of Jane 's b existence I am indebted solely to the Rapalje 
Genealogy. Her father's will mentions his daughter Sybil, but not Jane, 
and since her birth is said to have been in the same year as her brother 
James', I do not believe there was a Jane. Stephen Thorne died Decem- 
ber n, 1800, in his 84th year, and was buried in the Lower Granville 
churchyard. His wife, Jane, died January 5, 1805, in her 76th year, and 
is buried beside her husband. 

Captain Thorne, as he was called, with two others, were mainly instru- 
mental, about 1 79 1 , in building the Parish Church at Lower Granville, 
in whose churchyard he and his family are buried. This quaint little 
wooden church, but slightly altered since it was first built, is still in use. 
I am not aware that services have ever been suspended there since the 
beginning. Mr. Thorne " maintained his vigor to old age." 


Family of Edward*, son of Stephen*. 

Edward 5 (Stephen 4 , Joseph 3 , Joseph", William 1 ), b. 10 August, 1747, 
bap. 29 July, 1756, licensed to marry, 15 April, 1773, Jannetie ^'Jane 
or Jean) Rapalje, who was b. 29 December, 1753, daughter of Jeronimus 
and Jane Rapalje. The marriage is recorded in St. George's Parish, 
Hempstead. They went to Granville, Nova Scotia, in 1783. Jeronimus 
Rapalje, a brother of Jannetie (Rapalje) Thorne, is buried in the Lower 
Granville churchyard. He died 13 March, 1795, in tne 44th year of his 

Edward Thorne was elected a member of the Nova Scotia House of 
Assembly for the township of Granville, in the year 1799, and served 
until 1806. He died 9 December, 1820, in the 73d year of his age. Stone 
in Lower Granville churchyard. His wife, Jane, died 20th August, 
1828. Stone in Lower Granville churchyard. 


Stephen 6 , b. 2 July, 1 774- 
Edward 6 , b. 18 April, 1781. 
Jane 6 , b. 14 July, 1786. 

Stephen* (Edward 5 , Stephen 4 ), b. 2 July, 1774, d. unmarried, 25 May, 
182S, in New York City. He early returned to New York, where he be- 
came a prominent merchant. His partner in business was his friend 

1 89 1.] Stephen Thome, the Loyalist, arid his Descendants. 177 

Adam T red well. Mr. Thome's will was made Sept. 12, 1827, and proved 
Sept. 16, 1830. He wills his share in his late father's estate to his mother 
during her lifetime, "that she may have the income of it." After her 
death it is to go to his brother Edward Thorne, and his sister Jane, wife 
of Timothy Rnggles, "both of Granville, in Nova Scotia, to be equally 
divided between them, and to their heirs." etc., etc. He gives to his 
sister Jane the sum of $25,000, and to his brother Edward a like sum. 
He gives to the children : Stephen, William K., and Sally Hatfield, of his 
deceased Uncle Stephen, each, $1,500. He remembers also the children 
of his late Uncle James of Granville, the eldest child of his partner Adam 
Tredwell, and the eldest child that shall be living of his friend Leffert 
Lefferts, Esquire, of Kings County, N. Y. Adam Tredwell and Leffert 
Lefferts were his executors. 

Edward 6 (Edward 5 , Stephen 4 ), b. 18 April, 1781, m. 2 January, 
1809, Catherine Bogart, who was b. 1790. d. 12 February, i860. Stone in 
Lower Granville churchyard. Edward died 8 May, 1837, aged 57 y ears > 
and is buried beside his Wife. His children were : 

Stephen Rapalji' 1 , b. 5 May, 18 10, d. at St. John, N. B., 13 June, 
1836, m. 28 June, 1832, Maria Sands. He left one child, Elizabeth 
Sands 8 (b. 13 January, 1834), who was m. to G. Sidney Smith, of St. 
John, N. B., barrister, and is still living. 

Abraham Bogart 1 , b. 29 Nov., 18 12, d. 1876, circa m. Eliza Ann 
Dickson (tiee Sands), who died 31 January, 1850. ' Stone in Lower Gran- 
ville churchyard ; m. (2) Elizabeth Shaw Kennedy. Children : Richard 8 
(who married and left two children, Jane, E. 9 , and one other), Martha, 
Edith 8 , who m. Edward LeffertS7 (James Townsend 6 , James 5 , Stephen 4 ), 
and has two children living — James Townsend and Hilda A. — and John 
Kennedy 8 . 

Jane 6 , b. at Granville, N. S. , 14 July, 1786, m. at Granville, 3 May, 
1S10, to Timothy Ruggles, b. in Massachusetts, 7 March, 1776, a grand- 
son of General Timothy Ruggles; went to Nova Scotia in 1795, was 
elected to House of Assemb.y for Township of Granville in 1818, and 
served until his death, 21 February, 1831. Their children were: 

(a) Jane Rapalje 7 , b. 22 July, 181 2, m. to Abel Sands of St. John, 
N. B., merchant. 

(b) Harriet 7 , b. 16 Aug., 1814, m. a Mr. Bartlett of Halifax, N. S., 
by whom she had one child, Elizabeth J., who married (1) William Hazen, 
of Loyalist descent, of St. John, N. B, civil engineer, (2) William }. 
Starr, of Halifax, N. S. Died at St. John, N. B. 

(c) Armanilla 7 , b. 17 January, 1816, died 23 Oct., 1831, at St. John, 
N. B. 

(d) Timothy Dwight 7 , b. 20 Dec, 1818, m. 12 July, 1842, Havilah Jane 
Thome 7 (Stephen Sneden 6 , James 5 , Stephen 4 ). Mr. Ruggles resides at 
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, and is a leading lawyer and banker of Annap- 
olis County. 


Timothy Dwighfi. Stephen Sneden 8 , Edwin 8 , Anna 8 , Harrf, Charles*, 
and FannjP. Fanny is dead. 

(e) Edward Thome 7 , b. 19 Oct., 1820. Dead. 

(f) Stephen Thorne 7 , b. 18 February, 1S33. Dead. 

L ._.-. 

178 Stephen Thome, the Loyalist, and his Descendants. [Oct., 

Family of Stephen*, Son of Stephen*. 

Stephen 5 (Stephen 4 , Joseph 3 , Joseph 2 ), William', b. 1750 (probably), 
bap. 29 Jul}-, 1756. He did not go to Nova Scotia. There was a Stephen, 
jr. , probably this Stephen, licensed to marry Sarah Piatt, 14 Oct., 1773. 
[A Stephen, Jr., was licensed to marry Sarah Kippin, 23 Feby., 1779. 
These may have been the first and second marriages of Stephen 5 , son of 
Stephen 4 , above.] A Stephen Thorne d. in New York City, 23 Oct., 
1 8 14, aged 64, of typhoid pneumonia, and was buried in Trinity church- 
yard. Sarah, his wife, d. in John Street 17 Dec, 1826, "of old age," 
aged 74, and is likewise buried in Trinity churchyard, but whether it is 
this Stephen or not I do not certainly know. 

Stephen 5 , son of Stephen 4 , had 



William K. 

Sally, m. to Richard Hatfield.* 

Joseph 5 , Son of Stephen*. 

Joseph 5 (Stephen 4 , Joseph 3 , Joseph 2 , William 1 ). Like his brother 
Stephen, Joseph remained in New York. It is said that he was a 
physician, and that he died unmarried. 

Family of Philip 5 , Son of Stephen*. 

Philip 5 (Stephen 4 , Joseph 3 , Joseph 2 . William 1 ), bap. 3 March, 1759, 
m. in Wilmot, Nova Scotia, Miss Woodberry, and was buried at Wilmot, 
N. S. Children, Edward 6 , Richard 6 , Woodberry 6 , and others. Wood- 
berry was a physician. 

Family of Richard*, Son of Stephen*. 

Richard^, bap. 3 March, 1759 (Stephen 4 , Joseph 3 , Joseph 2 , William 1 ), 
m. Ann Williams of Digby, Nova Scotia, and died at the age of 71, circa. 
The stone in the Lower Granville churchyard is weather-worn and indis- 
tinct. He left one son, William 6 , who married and had four children : 
Richard 7 , Eugenia 7 , Eliza 7 , and Frederick Williams 7 . 

Family of fames 1 ", Son of Stephen*. 

James 6 (Stephen 4 , Joseph 3 . Joseph 2 , William',), b. 2 July, 1767, bap. 
2 August, 1767, died 15 July, 1819, aged 52 years. Stone in Lower 
Granville churchyard. He m. in Nova Scotia, 22 March, 1792, Anna 
Sneden, daughter of Stephen Sneden, a Loyalist, and his wife Margaret 
(Townsend), b. 22 August, 1774, d. 21 Sept., 1855, m ner 81st )' ear - 
Stone in Lower Granville churchyard. Stephen Sneden 's mother was a 
Ward, of Ward's Island. Margaret Townsend, daughter of John, first 
of East Chester, then of West Chester (b. 171 2, m. in 1739, Anne 
Gedney, d. in 1787, and is buried in St. Paul's churchyard, East Chester), 

* In April, 1S10, in Flushing, Richard Hatfield received 65 votes for the Legislature. 

1891.] Stephen Thome, the Loyalist, and his Descendants. \*1Q 

was one of eight children. She had a sister Martha, m. to Isnac Ward in 
1773, and d. in 1825. Her nephew was John, son of Daniel Townsend, 
b. 1779, f° r 43 y ears a warden of St. Paul's Church, East Chester ; elect- 
ed in 18 16 a member of the Assembly, a member of the last Council of 
Appointment that sat in the State, later Sheriff, and d. in 1849. Margaret 
herself was m. to Stephen Sneden of West Chester in 1763. Hetty, a 
daughter of Stephen and Margaret Sneden, was m. in West Chester to 
Stephen Pell of Pelham Manor, a descendant of Sir John Pell, second Lord 
of the Manor. They did not go to Nova Scotia. ( This Townsend family 
is descended from John, one of the three brothers who came from Eng- 
land to Long Island.) 


Margaret Anna 6 , b. 20 May, 1793, 

Stephen Sneden 6 , b. 28 June, 1795. 

Jane 6 , b. 9 August, 1797. 

James 8 , b. 2S May, 1800, d. in infancy. 

Mary 6 , b. 21 Sept'., 1S01. 

Sybil 6 , b. 25 April, 1804. 

Edward Lefferts 6 , b. 9 Sept., 1807. 

Sarah Hester 6 , b. 10 Febv., 18 10. 

Richard Ward 6 , b. 10. Febv., 18 12. 

James Townsend 6 , b. 30 May, 1S15. 

Of these daughters Margaret Anna 6 was m. in Granville to John Mc- 
Call, to whom she bore several children. She lived in Lower Granville. 
Jane 6 was m. 21 January, 1820, to James Hall,b. Feby. , 1795, d. 19 Sept., 
1834, brother of Mehitable, wife of Stephen Sneden Thorne 6 . She d. in 
St. John, N. B., 24 Nov., 1885. Her children were : (a) James Thorne, 
m. 29 August, 1850, Anna de Forest, of St. John, and d. in St. John, 5 
Jany., 1867 ; (b) David Harris, b. 5 March, 1824, m. 11 May, 1848, Susan 
Mary Gove, daughter of Jeremiah, of St. John ; (c) Stephen Sneden, 
m. it Sept., 1851, Havilah Shaw Fellows; (d) Anna Maria, m. 11 Sept., 
1850, to George Sylvester de Forest, of St. John. Mary* was m. to Joseph 
Shaw of Granville, and had children : (a) Joseph, (b) Moses, (c) Phebe, 
m. to John J. James of Richibucto, N. B., barrister, (d) Sarah Jane, m. 

to Mathewson of Halifax, N. S., (e) Mary, m. first to Dr. T. A. D. 

Foster of St. John, second, to Geo. H. Trueman, of St. John, (f ) Sybil, m. 

to Capt. Vibert, (g) Margaret, m. to Joseph Salter, (h) Letitia, m. to 

Bowles, of Ottawa ; (i) James. Sybil* was m. first to Capt. Moses Hall, 
of Granville, and had one child, Elizabeth Prichard, b. 5 Feby., 1831, m. 
to John H. Foster, of St. John. Sybil 6 was m. second, 23 April, 1834, in 
Granville, to Edward Thomas Knowles, b. 5 Jany., 1804', at Windsor, 
N. S., to whom she bore : (a) Joseph Shaw, b. 11 Aug., 1835, m. 28 
Feby., 1S87, Emma Mary Noble, of Halifax, (b) Edward Thorne, 
b. 14 July, 1837, d. 8 Sept., 1837, (c) Anna Sneden, b. 17 Nov. 1838, 
m. 8 Jany., 1863, to Stephen James King, of St. John. Sarah Hester* 
was m. first, 4 Oct., 1838, to Shadrach Ricketson, of Granville, to whom 
she bore one child : Harriet Anna, b. 8 July, 1839, m. 29 July, 1863, to 
Rev. Fletcher Hayward Wilson Pickles. Shadrach Ricketson, d. 7 June, 
1840, and Sarah Hester was m. second, 12 Oct., 1856, to Henry Blakslee, 
of Bear River, N. S., where she is buried. 

=*- ^ 

I So Stephen Thome, the Loyalist, and his Descendants. [Oct., 

Family of Stephen Sneden*, son of fames*, son of Stephen*. 

Stephen Sneden 6 , b.28 June, 1795, m ' 2I December, 1818, Mehitable 
Paton Hall, b. 11 June, 1797, d. 13 November, 1882, daughter of James 
and Mary Hall, of Granville. He died 29 December, 1874. Both are 
buried in Halifax. 


James Hall 7 , 28 Sept., 1818. 
Stephen?, b. 18 July. 1821. 
Havilah Jane 7 , b. 18 April, 1823. 
Anna Sneden?, b. 15 July, 1825. 

Of these four children, James Hall 7 , m. 13 October, 1847, Mary 
Piper Robinson, daughter of Dr. Silas and Rhoda (Burgess) Piper, and d. 
8 May, 18S7. Children : Lydia Ann, b. 1847, m. John B. Gray, and d. 
8 August, 1877, leaving one daughter, fames Hall, b. 6 Feby., 1850, 
m. Jessie, daughter of Charles Robson, and d. 23 Oct., 1887. Stephen 
Sneden, b. 31 Dec, 185 1, m. 28 April, 1891, Ada Sayre Harrison. 
Edward Lefferts, b. — , m. Jessie, daughter of James McNab. Living- 
ston Morse, d. young. Sancton, d. young. Sarah Fra?ices Almon, b. 
10 March, 1863. Augusta Billing, b. 26 January, 1866, m. 16 June, 
1887, to Leslie Seymour Eaton. Stephen 7 , m. 18 Sept., 1843, Lydia 
Ann, b. Nov. 10, 1823, daughter of George A. and Ann (Shaw) Lockhart. 
Children : Annie Lockhart, b. iS July, 1844. Charles Sturgis, b. 13 Oct., 
1S45. Stephen Sneden, b. 11 June, 1847, Georgina, b. 21 Sept., 1849. 
fames Edward, b. 6 May, 185 1. Cordelia Swinburne, b. 5 April, 1853. 
Grace Irene, b. 14 Oct., 1S55. Frances L.avinia Sanford, b. 3 July, 1858. 
George A., b. 19 Feb}-., i860. Albion Parr is, h. 17 Dec, 1861. Rich- 
ard Hamilton, b. — . Havilah Jaxe 7 , m. 12 July, 1842, to Timothy Dwight 
Ruggles, son of Timothy Dwight and Jane 6 (Thorne) Ruggles. Chil- 
dren : Timothy Dwight, m. Emma Morse. Stephen Sneden. Edwin, m. 
(1) Annie Wheelocu, daughter of Joseph, (2) Minnie Fitz Randolph, dau. 
of Charles. Anna, m. Arthur Johnston, son of Judge James Johnston. 

Harry, m. Augusta Taylor. Charles, m. Gibson. Fannie. Anna 

Snkdkn 7 , m. 6 June, 1850, to Dr. Lewis Johnston, son of Dr. Lewis, and 
nephew of Judge James William Johnston. Children : Florence, m. Ed- 
win Gilpin. Fannie, m. Partridge. Minnie. 

Stephen Sneden Thorne 6 resided in Bridgetown. He was elected to 
the House of Assembly for Granville, in 1836, and served until 1854 when 
he resigned. During a portion of his 18 years of public service as a 
Representative, he was a member of the Government as Chairman of the 
Board of Public Works. He died at Bridgetown, but was buried at 
Camp Hill Cemetery in Halifax, where there are grave-stones for both 
him and his wile. From the election of Edward 5 in 1799 until the res- 
ignation of Stephen Sneden 6 in 1854, with only short intermissions, 
members of the Thorne family were continually acting as Representatives 
to the Legislature. James Hall 7 (Stephen Sneden 6 ) was graduated B.A. 
at Kings College, Windsor, in 1840, admitted to the Bar in 1844, and 

1 89 1.] Stephen Thome, the Loyalist, and his Descendants. 1S1 

became Master of the Supreme Court, and Registrar of the Divorce Court. 
At the time of Confederation, he held the position of Deputy Provincial 
Secretary, and for many years was Chief of the Money-Order Office in 
Halifax. Stephen 7 , brother of James Hall, 7 lives in' Chicago. 

Family 0/ Edward Leffcrts*, son 0/ James 1 , son of Stephen*. 

Edward Lefferts 6 , b. 9 Sept., 1807, m. 5 Jul)', 1835, Susan Scovil, 
(of Loyalist descent), b. 3 Nov., 1816 ; still living in 18S9. He was for 
many years Chai/man of the Customs' Appraisers in St. John. He died 


Mary Lucretia 7 , b. 20 April, 1836. 
William Henry 7 , b. 12 Sept., 1844. 
Daniel Scovil 7 , b. 26 Feby., 1848. 
Susan Louise 7 , b. 15 March, 1S54. 
Arthur Townsend 7 , b. 19 April, 1859. 

Of these daughters : Susan Louise was m. to Legh Richmond Harri- 
son, lawyer, of St. John, of Loyalist descent. 

Family 0/ Richard Ward 6 , son 0/ James 1 , son of Stephen*, 

Richakd Ward 6 , b. 10 February. 181 2, removed in 1833 from Gran- 
ville, N. S. , to St. John, N. B., where he was for many years engaged 
in a wholesale and retail flour business, in partnership with Edward T. 
Knowles, the firm being known as " Knowles & Thorne." He is at 
present Clerk of the Board of Health of St. John. He m. 4 May, 1842, 
Catherine Alder Hennigar, b. 25 April, 1823, daughter of Henry Henni- 
gar, late of the Ordnance Department of Her Majesty's Forces at St. 
John, and his wife Ann Spurr, daughter of Abraham Spurr of Annapolis, 
N. S. [He d. 16 May, 1891, while this article was going through the 
press. It is by his careful research that many of the facts here given 
have been obtained.] 


Richard Ward 7 , Jr., b. 6 July, 1843, m. 14 Sept., 1881, Mary Ada 
Chapman, daughter of Martin Chapman, of Point de Bute, N. B. They 
have one child, Nellie Keilor, b. 23 August. 1882. He is with Clarke, 
Kerr & Thome, hardware dealers, St. John, N. B. 

Henry Hennigar 7 , b. 16 Nov., 1844, d. — Aug., 1845. 

Stephen Sneden 7 , b. 11 May, 1846, m. 4 Sept., 1883, Alice Bertha 
Lowenspn, daughter of Captain Richard Lowenson, ship-owner, of Am- 
herst, Nova Scotia. He is of the firm of Thorne Brothers, hatters, St. 
John, N. B. 

James Lefferts 7 . b. 5 December, 1847, m. 17 June, 1878, Amelia 
Fieelove Capers, daughter of Judge Le Grand G. Capers, of the Florida 
Courts (b. 15 Sept., 1808, d. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 29 January, 1868). 
They have one child, Catherine Thorne Capers, b. 9 May, 1884. He 
is also of the firm of Thorne Bros. 

1 82 Stephen Thome, the Loyalist, and his Descendants. [Oct., 

. Kate Ellen 7 , b. 29 May, 1849, m - — Sept., 1879, William F. Flem- 
ing, now of Boston, Mass. 

Anna Sibell 7 , b. n December, 1851, m. 21 May, 1874, Robert 
Chestnut Thorne, son of Henry John Thorne, late of Fredericton, N.B., 
postmaster, Mayor of St. John, (formerly of Plymouth, England), and 
his wife, Agnes (Chestnut). Children : Robert Burpee, b. 3 April, 1875. 
Edna Louise, b. 24 August, 1876. Helen Capers, b. 15 March, 1878. 
Henry John, b. 23 November, 1879. Janet Loivenson, b. 27 June, 1881. 
Percy Chestnut, b. 28 August, 1882. A nna Maud, b. 10 September, 
1884, Richard Ward, b. 13 January, 1887. 

Mary Hennigar 7 , b. 30 September, 1853, m. 3 July, 1888, Edward 
Thomas Chesley Knowles 4 , b. 26 January, 1850 ; son of Edward Thomas 
Knowles 3 (Henry 2 , Henry 1 ), and his wife, Phoebe Jane 3 (Chesley), b. 
21 April, 1821 ; daughter of Samuel Chesley 2 ( b. 4 April, 1762, d. 17 
November, 1853) ; the first English male child born in the township of 
Granville, N. S. His father, Samuel Chesley 1 , fought at the siege of 
Louisburg, and after the war was granted lands in Granville, N. S. Mr. 
E. T. C. Knowles practices law in St. John, N. B. 

Ada Louise Sancton 7 , b. 31 ,August, 1859, m. 7 June, 1 88 1, Peter 
Wellington Snider, b. 14 July, 1854 ; son of Samuel Snider, of Brantford, 
Ontario. Mr. P. W. Snider is Superintendent of the Canada Pacific Rail- 
way Telegraph Service at St. John, N. B. 

Harriet Prichard 7 , b. 17 February, 1861. 

Family of James Townsend 6 , son of James 5 , son of Stephen*. 

James Townsend 6 , b. 30 May, 1815, m. 11 April, 1839, Eliza Rob- 
blee, b. 9 July, 18 19. 


James Hall 7 , b. 14 February, 1841, m. Lydia Worster, daughter of 
John Worster, of Granville, N. S. 

Mary Emily 7 , b. 10 March, 1843. 

Anna Sneden 7 , b. 12 May, 1S45, m. Benjamin Condon, of Berwick, 
King's Co., Nova Scotia, and has several children. 

Joseph Reed 7 , b. 3 October, 1847, m. Blanche Pickup, daughter of 
Samuel Pickup, of Granville, N. S., d. 15 July, i860. 

Frederick Williams 7 , b. 26 August, 185 1, m. Emma Croscup, and has 
one child. 

Edward LefFerts 7 , b. 31 December, 1S53, m * Martha Edith 8 , daugh- 
ter of Abraham Bogart Thorne 7 (Edward 6 , James 6 , Stephen 4 ), and has 
two children : James Townsend and Hilda A. 

Sybil Shaw 7 , b. 18 January, 1855, d. 15 July, 1S60. 

Stephen Ernest 7 , b. 2 Jul}-, i860. 

1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. iS 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XXII., p. 148, of The Record.) 

A° 1735. OUDERS. 

Mar. 5. Abraham Andries- 
zen, Elisabeth 
9. Cornells Turk, Catha- 
rina v. Tilbiirg. 


Mattheiis. Nicolaus Soefman, Wil- 
lemtje Buys, z. h. v. 

Belitje. Johannes de Graaf, 
ClaasjeVan Schavk, z. 
h. v. 

12. Rulard Norwood, Vanderklyf. Gerrit Rottery, Margareta 

Maria Kool. Vanderklyf, Wed v. 

Gerrit Rottery. 
Walther Heyer, Jen- Catharina. Victoor Heyer, Jannetje 
neke Van Vorst. Van Gelder, z. h. v. 
16. Philip Melsbag. Petrus. Willem Corcelius, Maria 
Catharina Cloiiw- Clouwryn, j. d. 
19. Gerard Beekman, Magdalena. Willem Beekman, Catha- 
Catharina Provoost. rina de Lanoy, z. h. v. 
Willem 't Swansich, Rachel. Jan Haarn, Rachel Web- 
Hester Van Nor- bers, z. h. v. 
Gerard lis Harden- Sara, 
broek, Heiltje 
23. Laurens Lammerdze, Johannes 
Lea Bras. 

Abraham Kip, Maria Isaac. 
Vanden Berg. 

J a c o b 11 s P i e t e r Catharina. 
Snyder, Elisabeth 
^s" 26. Gysbert Van Deusen, Jacob. 

Anne t j e Ten 
30. Christiaan Hertel, Petriis. 
Annatje Koster. 

April 2. Bartholomews Reinier. 
Schaats, J a cob a 
7. Wynant Van Zant, Maria. 
Catharina Ten 
13. Thomas Bayux, Hendrik. 
J ,ii n i o r , Sara 

N.icolaas Rozeveldt, 
Rachel Twintvman, 
j. d. 

Jan Van Pelt, Helletje 
Lammerdze, h. v. v.. 
Jan Markel. 

Isaac Kip, Catlyntje Kip, 
h. v. Van Pieter Mar- 
shal k. 

Pieter Corcelius, Anna 
Catharina Staar, j. d. 

Johannes Paulsze, Tryntje 
Van Deusen, z. h. v. 

George Pietersze, Marytje 
Koster, h. v. v. Van 
Cornelis Tiboiit. 

Reinier Schaats Nak, 
Francyntje Liiis, j. d. 

Henderik Van Bossen, 
Margrietje Van Zand, 
z. h. v. 

Benjamin Doriette, Anna 
Oiiwtmans, z. h. \ p . 

184 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 


16. Stephen Bayard, Nicolaas. 
Alida Vetch. 

P i e t e r Andriesze, Cornelia. 

Cornelia Horns. 
Petriis Louw, Rache Jannetje. 



Petrus R ii t g e r s , 
Helena Hoog- 


Paiilus Heyer, Sara 




Joris Brink erhof, 
Elisabet Byvank. 


Johannes Clopper, 


Elisabet Ten Eyk. 


David Schot, Claasje 


Abraham Persel, Jan- 


netje Van Yeveres. 


Johannes Boeken- 
h ve n , Elisabet 
Van Gelder. 


Richard Kip, Maria 





May 4. 

Henry Ciiiler, Maria 


Johannes Poel, Sara 




Johannes Van Deiir- 


sen, Geertje Min- 
Robbert Livingston, Sara. 
Junior, Maria 

15. Abraham Potro, Aletta. 
Marytje Vrelant. 

John Richard, Elisa- Catharina. 
bet Rensselaar. 
23. Cornells Van Gelder, Elisabet. 
Elisabet Mesier. 

Richard Waldron, Antje. 
Antje de Graaf. 


Samuel Bayard, Junior, 

Margriet Harden, h. v. 

v. Rob' Livingston. 
Joris Horn, Jenneke 

Jacobus Roseveldt, Sara 

Kip, h. v. v. Joh s v. 

d. Heul. 
Antony Rutgers, Cornelia 

Rutgers, j. d. 

Caspar Burger, Sara Wal- 
dron, z. h. v. 

Evert Byvank, Marytje 
Cannon, z. h. v. 

Cornells Clopper, Catha- 
rina Geveraat, z. h. v. 

John Lake, Annatje Ben- 
sing, j. d. 

Burger Van Y. Veren, 
Elsje Van Yveren, j. d. 

Stephanus Boekenhoven, 
Annatje Van Gelder, 
h. v. v. John Brasjer. 

Elias Elles, Sara Paers, 
z. h. v. 

Robberd Livingston, 

Junior, Sara Ciiiler, h. 

v. van Thomas Baviix. 
Jan Wilkes, M a r y t j e 

Wilkes, j. d. 
John Man, Junior, Anna 

Minthorn, z. h. v. 

Pieter Livingston, Junior, . 
Judith Bayard, Wed 
van Rip Van Dam, 

Abel Harden brock. 
Aletta Vreland, h. v. 
van Joh s Vrelant. 

Paiilus Richard, Elisabet 
Garland, s. li. v. 

Abraham Mesier, Jan- 
netje Wessels, h. v. 
van Peter Mesier. 

Jan Bogaart, Philippus 
Goelet, Annatje Wal- 
dron, h. v. van Ysaak 
Van Deiirsen. 

1 891.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. \%r 

A" I735- 

Johannes Smith, 
Esther Riche. 

26. Adam Koning, An- 
natje Day. 

Jiiny 1. John Tarp, Apolony 
Timotheiis Tarp, 
Margrietje Heer- 
4. Gerrit Heyer, An- 
netje Roome. 






Frederik Fyn, Rachel 

Wessel W e s s e 1 s , 

Rachel Van Im- 

James Tucker, 

Marytje Woerten- 

Nicolaas Gouverneiir, 

Geertriiyd Reyn- 

P i e t e r Vliereboom, 

Jannetje V a n d e r 


P e t r li s Montanje, 

Annetje Dyer. 
H e n d r i k Kermer, 

Rachel Gerrits. 
Philippus G o ele t, 

Catharina Boelen. 
Johannes Van W\« k, 

Catharina Doiiw. 

Frederik Philipse, 

Johanna Brock - 

P i e t e r Lammerse, 

Maria Bennet. 
Adam VandenBerg, 

Maria Spoor. 

Nicolaas Dykman, 
A n neke Seven- 


D'Harriette, Benjamin D'Harriette, 
geboren 3 ]un r , Anna Oiitman, 
February h. v. van Benjamin 
laatst. D'Harriette, Senior. 

Willem. Paulus Hoppe, Rachel 

Peek, h. v. van Ary 

Anna. Thomas Montanje, An- 

natje Heerman, j. d. 

Rebecca. Vincent Montanje, Mar- 
grietje Eckersen, Wed e 
van Folker Heerman. 

Annetje. Walter Heyer & Bregje 

Roome, h. v. van Isaak 

Frederik. Wynand Van Zandt, Jan- 
netje Van Zandt, h. v. 
van John Co. 

Anna. Obadia Huntt, Jannetje 

Wessels, s. h. v. 

Robbert. Elias Ellis, Jan neke 

Peers, h. v. v. Cornelis 

Nicolaas. Nicolaas Bayard, Johanna 

Reynders, h. v. v. 

David Provoost. 
Christina. Pieter VanderVoort, 

Christina Schamp, h. 

v. v. Cornelis Vander 

Thomas. Jan Ekkerson, Sara Dyer, 

syn h. v. 
Nicolaas Ide Myer, Jiidikj Ger- 

Gerritse. ritse, j. d. 

Catharina. Jacob Goelet, Catharina 

Boelen, syn h. v. 
Johannes. Johannes Douw, Cornelia 

Waldron, h. v. v. Gerrit 

de Foreest. 
Anthony. David Clarkson, Maria 

Ver Plank, h. v. v. 

Henry Brockhols. 
Aaltje. Jan Bennet, Antje Van 

Sikkelen, syn h. v. 
Gerrit. Harmen VandeWater, 

Maria Coljer, syn h. v. 

Wyntje. Nicolaas K o r t r e g t , 

Anneke Dykman, j. d. 

7 36 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Nov Fork. [Oct., 



1735. OUDERS. 

23. Jan Foos, Wil- 
lemyntje Broiiwer. 
27. Jan Cannon, Junior, 
Jeriisa Sands. 
Jan Pieteise, Marytje 
3. Jacobus Stoutenburg, 

Maria Turk. 

6. Jan de Wit, Anna 

Van Home. 

10. Simson Bensen, An- 
netje Ament. 

13. Andries Van Albadi, 

Annatje Montanje. 

Jan A 1 v e r , Antje 

Elbert Herring, Elisa- 

bet Bogard. 
Samuel Lawrence, 
Anna Van Tiiyl. 
17. W i 1 1 e m Bogaart, 
Junior, Annatje 
Thomas Montanje, 
Rebecca Brven. 
20. H e n d r i k Bogardt, 
Cornelia de Graiiw. 

Marten Bogardt, 
Christina Parcel. 

Johannes Myer, 
Elisabet Pel. 

Thomas Win dove r, 

Elisabet Elsworth. 
29. Hendrik Christof : 

Springer, Rachel 

Isaac Chardevine, 

Anna Caar. 
Willem Vredenbiirg, 

Catharina Schot. 
31. Nicolaas Antony, 

Hester Rome. 

5. Johannes Broiiwer, 
Susanna Draljet. 




Cornelis Broiiwer, Maria 

Foos, j. d. 


Evert Byvank, Maria 

Canon, s. h. v. 


Joseph de Voe, Sara 

Blom, s. h. v. 


Johannes Turk, Annetje 

Kiiyper, syn h. v. 


D r Archibald Fisher, 

Elsebet Van Home, 

h. v. v. D° H. Boel. 


Johannes Van Zandt, 

Tryntje Bensen, syn 

h. v. 


Jacobus Montanje, Maria 

Pels, syn h. v. 


Joseph de Voe, Sara 

Blom, syn h. v. 


Elbert Lieversen, Catha- 

rina Bogaard, syn h. v. 


Hendrik Criiger, Sara 

Criiger, j. d. 


Willem Bogaard, Senior, 

Hillegond Joris Van 

Home, syn h. v. 


Jan Ekkerson, Nelly 

Potter, j. d. 


Cornelis Bogardt, Cor- 

nelia Van Duyn, syn 

h. v. 


Gisbert Bogard, Elisabet 

Provoost, Wed. van 

Johannes Beekman. 


Antony Ham, Geertruy 

Pel, b. v. van Simon 

Van Syse. 


Hercules Windover, 

Maria Pieters, syn h. v. 


Arie Koning, Rachel 

Peek, z. h. v. 


John Liiwis, Maria Caar, 

j. d. 
Willem Vredenbiirg. Wil- 


lemyntje Nak. 
Theophiliis. Jan Gosherey, Jesyntje 

Elsworth, Wed v. Dav d . 
Susanna. Jacob Brouwer, Susanna 

Wed e van Paiil Draljet. 

1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Nw York. jg 

A° 1735. OUDERS. 

7. Pieter Van Norden, 
Anna Willemsze. 

10. Abraham de Peyster, 
Margareta V. Cort- 

14. Willem Laton, Mar- 
grietje Kittel. 







Resolvert Waldron, 
Jannetje Myer. 

Jan Ekkerson, Sara 

Abraham Brasher, 
Elizabeth Dally. 

Johannes Vreden- 
burg, A n n a t j e 

Pieter Hendrikse, 
Megteltje Sabrisko. 

Abraham Bocke, Re- 
becca Paers. 

Joris Elsworth, Jan- 
netje Mesjerol. 

5. Johannes 
Bregje Pels. 



Fracis Baree, 

Teunis Tibouwt, 
Margrietje Drink- 

David Gordon, Elisa- 
beth Wol. 

Johannes Ten Eyk, 
Antje Drinkwater. 

A d r i a a n Banker, 
Elisab th Van Taer- 

Jan Van Aarnem, 
Jenneke V. Deiir- 

Ph ilippus Luwis, 
Liicretia V. Teer- 


Pieter. Abraham Ten Eyk, 

geboren den Jesjftitje Berkels, z. h. v. 
25 August. 

Maria. Stephanus V. Cortlandt, 

Cornelia Schuyler, h. 
v. van Pierre de Pey- 
Johanna, James Favier, Charlotta 
Maria, Boeje, z. h. v. Her- 

tweelinge. maniis Rutgers, Jannetje 

Brat, h. v. v. Teunis v. 

Catharina. Pieter Waldron, Elisabeth 
Myer, z. h. v. 

Jannetje. Petriis de La Montague, 
Jannetje Dyer, z. h. v. 

Elizabeth. Philip Dally, Cornelia 
Van Gelder. 

Jannatje. Jacob Blom, Appolonia 
Vredenburg, h. v. v. 
Vrederyk Blom. 

Elisabet. Johannes Sabrisko, Mar- 
grietje Derje, z. h. v. 

Johannes. Joh s Paers, Maria Bocke, 
Wed : v. Sam" Ben- 

Marretje. Joh s Minthorne, Geertje 
M i n t h o r n e , h. y. v. 
Joh s v. Deusen. 

Theophilus. Jacobus Serly, Elisabeth 
Blaiiwveld, Wed. v. 
Christof 1 Pels. 

Elisabeth. Jacobus Stouwtenburg, 
Marytje Turk. 

Albertus. Albertus Tibouwt, Cor- 
nelia Bogaart. 

Annatje. Ericus Wol, Rachel 

Hendrik. Teunis Tibouwt, Annatje 

Varik, j. d. 
Jannatje. Hermann us Schuyler, 

Neeltje Lansing. 

Anna. Edward Man, Maria V. 

Deursen, z. h. v. 


Joh s de Kay, 
K a y, h. ^ 


Helena de 
. v. Sam 1 

1 58 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 

A 1 1735. OUDERS. 

Johannes Doiivepach, 

Christina Herder. 
W i 1 1 e m Elsworth, 
Marytje V. 
22. Jan Basset, Elsebeth 

Jacob d s Rosevelt, 
Catharina Harden- 
Philippiis Minthorne, 
Anna Rail. 
26. Thomas Oakes, Eva 

Pieter Ament, Elisa- 
beth Tienhoven. 
Nov. 2. Aswerus Turk, Hille- 
gond Kiiiper. 

5. Daniel Ebbets, 
Marytje Van Vorst. 

H end r i k Ellis, 
Marytje Siggels. 

Nicolaas Schopman, 
Willemyntje Buis. 



Hennery Filkens, 
Elsebeth Smit. 

David Schuiler, Elisa- 
beth Marschalk. 

Johannes Denemar- 
ken, Rachel Beek- 

Hendrik V. de Water, 
Anna Skilman. 

16. Barend Bosch, Aafje 

23. N ico la a s Kermer, 

Aaltje Sebring. 

Johan Jonas Bakker, 
Anna Geertriiy 
28. Joseph Waldron, 
Aafje Ellaken. 




Michiel Christoffel Roiiw, 

M arytje. 

Marytje Corcelius, j. d. 
Christoffel Elsword, 

Pieternelle Roome, h. 

v. W m Elsword. 


Isaac S vv i t s , Rebecca 
Oukelbach, Wed. v. 

Burger Sipkens. 


Nicolas Rosevelt, Helena 

Rosevelt, j. d. 


Aarnoud Webbers, Sara 

Minthorn, z. h. v. 


Joseph J 6 m y n , Sara 
Ryers, Wed. v. Gerrit 



Liicas Tienhoven, Sara 

Tienhoven, j. d. 


Pieter Van Bendhuizen, 

Margrietje Olphers, z. 
h. v. 
Jan Van Vorst, Wyntje 


' Van, Vorst, j. d. 


Jan Siggels, Anna Siggels, 

j. d. 
Jacobus Kip, Nelletje 



Hennery. Abraham Filkens, Try-ntje 
Tibouwt, z. h. v. 

Cathalina. Jques du Mon, Cathalina 
Kip, h. v. van G. Mar- 

Johannes. Thomas Goodlad, Maria 
Witveldt, z. h. v. 

Elisabeth. Cornells Clopper, Maria 

Skilman, h. v. van 

Joh s Band. 
Susanna. Pieter Bosch, Susanna 

Janssen, z. h. v. 
Thomas. Hendricus Kermer, Ja- 

comyntje G e r r i t s , z. 

h. v. 
Catharina. Pieter Bakkers, Catharina 

Folpert, Wed e v. Paul 

Willem. Hendrik Van Winkelen, 

Catharina Waldron. 

i8qi.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in JVav York. jgo 


30. Ri c hard Langdon, Hendrik. 
Anna Kuiler. 

Dec. 7. Joost Paalding, Sii- Willem. 
sanna Wyt. 

14. Jacobiis Jansse, Mar- Mattheus. 

grietje Fyn. 
Lucas Van Vegten, Christiaan. 

Tanna Woedert. 
21. Willem Rome, Anna Wessel. 

Francis, Knegt v. Sara. 

Hermanns v. 

Gelder, Eli sab. 

Bikker, Meyd v. 

G u i 1 i a a n Ver 

25. Daniel Bonnet, Nelletje. 

Nelletje v. Water. 

Pieter Bondt, Cate- Jmmetje. 
lyntje Meyer. 

28. Pieter Van Ranst, Jacobus. 
Sara Kierstede. 


Hendrik Kuiler, Junior, 
Maria Jacob*, h. v. v. 
Hend k Kuiler. 

Willem Wyt, Jiin., Elisa- 
beth Wyt, Wed. v. Torn 5 

Frederik Fyn, Rachel 
Bensen, z. h. v. 

Christiaan Stouber, Anna 
Maria Hofman, z. h. v. 

Isaac Van Hoek, Maria 
Rome, j. d. 

Philip M at this, Knegt 
Van Stephen Bayard, 
Siissek Samburv, Knegt 
v. de Wed : Bi'kly, Su- 
sanna Boun, Meyd v. 
Abr m Van Vlek. ' 

Albartiis Tibouwt, Sara 
T i b o li \v t , Wed. v. 
Ewoiiwd Ewouwdse. 

Abraham Bondt, Hen- 
drikje d'Meyer, h. v. 
v. Joris Lam. 

Jacobus Kierstede, 
Marytje Rykman, h. v. 
v. Liic s Kierstede. 

A° 1736. 
Jan. 11. Benjamin Jar vis, Maria. 
Maria Koning. 

18. Johannes Peffer, Eva Michiel. 
Van Vegten. 

21. Isaac Bokee, Bregje Isaac. 


Dirk Ten Eyk, Marytje. 

Marytje Couwen- 

25. Joh s de La Montagne, Hermannus. 

Susanna Bussing. 
Adolf Bras, Maria Catarina. 

Andries B a r h e i t , Catharina. 

Rachel Hoist. 


28. Josiia Slidel, Elisa- Nicolaas. 
beth Janszen. 

Adam Koning, Rachel 
Koning, h. v. v. Hen- 
drik Christoff r Spring- 

Lucas Van Vegten, Maria 
Hofman, h. v. v. 
Christiaan Souber. 

Jacob Harssen, Marytj 
Bokee, Wed e v. Sam 1 

Johannes Coiiwenhoven, )/ 
Sara Couwenhoven, j. d. 

Johannes Vredenbiirg, 
Annatje Blom, z. h. v. 

Hendrik Bras, Margrietje 
Helling, z. h. v. 

Nicolaas Kortregt, Mar- 
grietje Barheit, j. d. 

Abraham Aalstyn, 
Marytje Jansze, z. h. v. 

I qO Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Ktw Fork. [Oct., 

A° I73 6 - 



Feb. .. 

Johannes Burger, 
Jannetje Brodwer. 


Willem Hoppe, Elisa- 


beth Van Norden. 


Henricus Bnelen, 


Jannetje Waldron. 



Gysbert Uitden- 
bogard, Catharina 



Willem P a s m a n , 
Justin a Lee. 


Gysbert Gerritze, 


Margarita Lescher. 

Willem C r 1 1 i u s, 


Veronica Cor- 


1 1. 

Johannes A a 1 s t y n, 
Catharina Rapalje. 


George Eikley, Sara 


Van Amen. 


Isaac Van Hoek, 
Aafje Van Schayk. 


2 7. 

Abraham Kip, Maria 
Vanden Berg. 


Henricus Smit, Titia 



Wilhelnuis Popeles- 


dorph, Anna Styn. 

Johannes Hoppe, 


M a r y t j e Van 


Maart 14. 

Cornelis Low. Junior, 
Johanna Gouver- 


Jacobus Kip, Catha- 


rina Kip. 


John White, Susanna 


Evert Pels, Catharina 


de Graiiw. 

Willem Corceliiis, 
Elisabet Vreden- 



Cornelis Turk, Catharina 

Van Tilburg, h. v. v. 

C. Turk. 
Paulus Hoppe & Marytje 

Qiiakkenbosch, h. v. v. 

P. Hoppe. 
Philippus Goelet, Jannetje 

Goelet, j. d. 
Jacobus Stoutenbiirg, 

Maria Turk, z. h. v. 

Victoor Bikker, Annalje 
Cregier, z. h. v. 

Gideon Carstang, Catha- 
rina Cokkever, z. h. v. 

Petriis Corcelius. Elisa- 
beth L o 1 1 , h. v. v. 
Jacob Peter Snyder. 

Hieroninimus Rapalje, 
Hilletje Van Vegten, 
z. u. v. 

Johan Pieter Zenger, Jo- 
hanna, h. v. v. Sam 1 

Joh s de Graaf, Hendrikje 
Brevoort. j. d. 

Isaak Kip, Catalyntje 
Kip, h. v. van Pieter 

John Ten Broek, An- 
natje Smit, syn h. v. 

F r a n s Walter, Elisabet 
Haan, syn h. v. 

Andries Hoppe, Elisabet 
Bras, syn h. v. 

Lewis Morris, junior, 
Sarah Gouverneur, j. d. 

Johannes Kip, Nelletje 

Kip, j. d. 
Harmen Bensing, Hester 

Defenne, h. v. Thomas 

Hendrik Bogart, Elisabet 

Blaiivelt, W e d . van 

Theophilus Pek:. 
Johannes Vredcnbiirg, 

Apolonia Vredenburg, 

h. v. van Fred e r i k 


1 89 1.] Jasper Griffin of Sonthold, X. Y. jgi 


Communicated by Edmund J. Cleveland, of Hartford. 

The following notes have been furnished chiefly by George Butler Grif- 
fin, Esq., of Los Angeles, Cal., and Justus Alonzo Griffin, of Hamilton, 
Ontario, Canada, now actively engaged in compiling the Genealogy of the 
Griffin Family. May the publication of these items lead to the collection, 
into one handsome volume, of the genealogies of all Griffins or Griffings 
(whether perceptibly related or not), who immigrated to America at 
various periods. Researches should be made in Wales and in Devon- 
shire, and other places in England. 

The Welsh ancestors of Jasper Griffin called themselves Gruffid, an 
approach to the true pronunciation as close as can be conveyed by the 
English sounds of the alphabet. With regard to the spelling of the name 
in England : Sir John Griffin, a baronet of Yorkshire, spelled it Griffin ; 
his descendants so spell it to-day. The brothers William and Kirkland 
Griffin, who were with Paul Jones in the fight off Scarborough Head, 
were taken prisoners by the British subsequently, and afterward were 
visited in prison by Sir John, who recognized them as kinsmen. Lady 
Franklin, wife of the Arctic navigator, was before marriage Miss Jane 

There appears to have been a large number of emigrants to America 
bearing the name Griffin and Griffing. Savage's Genealogical Dic- 
tionary mentions the following : Hugh, one of the first settlers of Sudbury, 
Mass. ; Hugh, of Stratford, 1654 ; Humphrey, of Ipswich, 1641 ; Jasper, 
ofSouthold; John, of Windsor, 1646; John, of Boston, before 1655; 
John, of Salisbury: Matthew, of Saybrook, 1645 [and Charlestown, 
Mass., kinsman of Richard, of Concord, Mass. — see Wymans Charlestown 
Genealogies]; Nathaniel, of Salisbury ; Philip, of Salisbury; Philip, of 
Scarborough ; Richard, of Roxbury ; Richard, of Boston, gunsmith and 
pirate ; Robert, of Newport, 1654 ; Samuel, of Charlestown, and Thomas, 
of New London, 165 1. Wyman's Charleslotvn mentions also, Moses, 
born 1788, and John, married in 1797. 

Deacon Ebenezer Griffin, from Cambridge, Mass., of Windham, 
Conn., 1733, m - Hannah. Chandler, dau. of Philemon 3 (William- m. 
Mary Dane ; William 1 , of Roxbury, 1637) Chandler and Hannah Clary. 
For descendants see X. E. His. Gen. Register, XIII, 108. 

It is evident that there were a number of later Griffin emigrants, and 
some from other countries than Great Britain : Jonathan, b. 1757, from 
Dutchess Co. to Quaker Springs, N. Y. ; Jacob, b. 1757, of N. V., whose 
father came, 1700, from England and Holland; Smith Griffin, b. 1772, 
whose ancestors in Conn, were of Welsh descent, of Westerlo, N. Y., m. 
Amelia Stanbrough ; Samuel Griffin * was an original grantee of Hor- 
ton, N. S., 1760; Richard, of Middletown, N. Y., about 1790; Ben- 
jamin, of Ohio, who m. Clarissa Mather, b. Aug. 10, 1774, and not 
unlikely others yet untraced. 

* SAMUEL Griffin is supposed to be ancestor of Griffin, who m. Olivia Caro- 
line Coaldwel!, b. about 1S14, of Horton, dau. of William Coaldwell and Sarah 
Cleveland. William Coaldwell, Coldwell or Caldwell was son of Jonathan, son of 

lo2 Jasper Griffin of Southold, N. Y. [Oct., 

]\Iajor Jasper 1 Griffin was b. in Wales, 1648 : came to America prior 
to 1670. He used a coat of arms which he brought to America, and 
which are very similar to those of the heraldic family of Griffin, Penrhyn, 

Griffin arms : Gules, on a fesse or between three fusils of the second, 
each charged with a fleur-de-lis of the first, a demi-quatrefoil between two 
gryphons segreant of the first. Crest — A gryphon segreant gules. Motto 
— Semper paratus. The helmet above the shield is with the visor closed, 
indicating a gentleman's arms, Jasper Griffin bejng a cadet only. 
[Burke's Armory gives 10 different Griffin arms.] 

Jasper 1 Griffin came to Massachusetts before 1670. There is a 
notice of him in Essex Co., Mass., in 1670, and in Marblehead, Mass., 
in 1674. In 1675 he came with his young wife [and # not improbably 
bringing the three children first named below] to Southold, Suffolk Co., 
Long Island, N. Y. He was a farmer. A man of some importance; 
was a major of provincial militia troops ; had two cannon mounted on 
the bank [of Long Island Sound ?] in front of his house. A street in 
Southold still bears his name. He d. at Southold Apr. 17, 1718, aged 
70 years. He m., either in Wales, Eng., or Mass., probably in Mass., 

Hannah [whose maiden-name is not learned], b. at Manchester, 

New England, about Aug. 20, 1652, d. Apr. 20, 1699, aged 46 years, 
8 months. On her tombstone it is inscribed that she was the mother of 
18 children. Of these 18 children it is not unreasonable to conjecture 
that there were the below three first named, and the names of the others 
have been traced : 
+ 2(?)Edward 2 , said to have been b. ab. 1670 in Wales, supposed to 
be of this family. 

3(?)James 2 , brother of above Edward 2 , and accompanied him from 
Wales [according to statement of Smith 5 Griffin + 40], 
but remained in the British Navy, where he was an officer. 

William Cold well, who was b. in south of England about 1695, was pressed into the 
British Navy, left the ship in America, came from Connecticut to Horton, d. 1S01, 
aged 106 years, m. Abigail Sutherland. 

Sarah Cleveland, a dau. of Deacon Benjamin., Cleveland, who was b. in Wind- 
ham, Conn., Aug. 30, 1733, of Horton, the Baptist hymn writer, author of the well- 
known hymn : "O could I find from day to day," and compiler of a Baptist hymn 
book, renowned for his piety, by his first marriage with Mary Elderkin ; son of Ben- 
jamins Cleveland, who m. Ann Church, a dan. of John Church and Sarah Beckley ; 
son of Aaron- Cleveland (ancestor of Ex-President Grover 8 [Rev. Richard Falley 7 . 
William'', Rev. Aaron*, Aaron4, Aaroiia] Cleveland) by his first marriage with Dor- 
cas Wilson, a dau. of John Wilson and Hannah his wife ; son of Moses 1 Cleveland, 
of Woburn, Mass., 1640, who m. Ann Winn, a dau. of Edward Winn and Joanna 
his wife. 

land arms : Per chevron, sable and ermine, a chevron engrailed counter- 
changed. Crest — A demi old man ppr. habited az. having on a cap gu. turned up 
with a hair front, holding in the dexter hand a spear, headed ar. on the top of which 
is fixed a line ppr. passing behind him, and coiled up in the sinister hand. Motto — 
Seme! et semper [once and always]. 

Winne Wynne [originally Llewelyn, Gwer (Owen) Gwynedd, Prince of N. Wales] 
arms : (as cut in relief in stone on the wall of the porch of the Winn Public Library 
at Woburn ; this elegant library building and books, built and purchased by a 
princely bequest [$200,000] of diaries Bowers 8 [Jonathan Bowers 7 , William 6 , Tim- 
othys, Timothy*, Timothy3, Joseph', Edward 1 ] Winn, of Woburn), Vert, three eagles 
displ. in fesse or. Crest — A boar's head gu. couped or. 

1 89 1.] Jasper Griffin of South old, N. Y. ig-i 

4(?)0badiah 2 , another stated brother of Edward", with whom he came 
from Wales, was also an officer of the British Navy, and 
settled in Boston, Mass. 
+ 5 Jasper 2 , b. about 1675, at Southold, N. Y. 

6 John 2 , b. about 1676, at Southold, d. 1714, m. Hannah; descend- 

ants are many on L. I. and throughout the U. S. ; ances- 
tor of John 3 , of Riverhead, L, I., and Guilford, Conn., m. 
Sarah Paine; James 4 , b. 1746, m. Nancy Overton, dau. of 

Overton and Deborah Priton ; Nathaniel 5 , b. Mar. 15, 

1780, m. Azubah Herrick, desc. of James Herrick, an orig. 
settler of Southampton, L. I. ; Rev. Nathaniel Herrick 6 , b. 
Westhampton, L. I., Dec. 28, 1814, prof, in Williams 
coll., m. Hannah Elizabeth Bulkley, dau. of Maj. Solo- 
mon Bulkley and Mary Wells (desc. of Rev. Peter Bulkley, 
of Concord) and had issue : Rev. Edward Herrick 7 , dean 
of Johns Hopkins Univ., Rev. Henry L 7 ., and Solomon 
Bulkier 7 Griffin, managing editor of Springfield, Mass., 

7 Susanna 2 , b. ab. 1684-5, m. Oct. 3, 1704, Joseph Peck, b. Mar. 20, 

1680, son of Joseph Peck, of Lyme, Conn., and Sarah his 
wife, third son of Deacon William Peck, one of the founders 
of New Haven, Conn., and Elizabeth his wife, of New 
Haven, Conn. 

8 Robert 2 , b. 1685, d. 1729. m. Lydia Kirkland, b. Oct. 11, 1685. 

of Saybrook, Conn., dau. of Lieut. John Kirkland and 
Lydia Pratt, dau. of Lieut. William Pratt. Descendants 
live principally on L. I. and at Guilford, Conn. Ancestor 
of the following line : Samuel 3 ; James 4 ; Augustus 5 Griffin, 
b. at Southold, 1767, of Orient, L. I., who in 1857, at 
the age of 90, published the remarkable work, Griffin s 
Journal, the typographical work mostly the labor ol his 
own hands. Ancestor also of Samuel 3 ; Elizabeth 4 Griffin, 
whose, grand-daughter, Miss Clara J. Stone, d. Mar. 25, 
1880, of Guilford, compiler of Gtnealogy of the Descendants 
of Jasper Griffin. 

EDWARD 2 GRIFFIN (PJasper 1 ). b. in Wales (so thought) about 
1670, said to have settled on Long Island about 1697. Smith 5 Griffin 
said that his great-grandfather Edward 2 came from Wales about 1697, 
and was accompanied by two brothers, James and Obadiah ; that James 
remained in the British Navy where they had all been officers, that 
Obadiah settled in Boston, and Edward on L I. It is possible that 
Smith 5 hail some of the family traditions mixed. (Mr. Justus A. 8 Griffin is 
told that there are many descendants of Edward 2 in Dutchess Co., and 
along the Hudson River, and in New York City, but has not yet suc- 
ceeded in getting the address of one of them. They should at once cor- 
respond with Mr. Justus A. Griffin, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.) The 
name of the wife of Edward 2 Griffin is not given. He had at least 5 sons : 

+ 9 Edward 3 , b. 1708. 

10 James 3 , supposed to have d. in Pennsylvania, where he commanded 
a garrison. 

jq4 Jasper Griffin of Sou/hold, A". Y. [Oct., 

11 Joseph 3 , settled in Dutchess Co., N. Y., where he d. at an advanced 

age, leaving numerous descendants, some of whom emi- 
grated to Canada, soon after the Revolution. 

12 Jonathan 3 , settled at White Plains near New York- City, and d. 

there ; had no children of his own, but adopted Jonathan 
Griffin Tompkins, b. 1737, revolutionary patriot (father of 
Gov. Daniel D. Tompkins, of New York), to whom lie be- 
queathed his large property. 

13 Youngest son 3 of Edward 2 , of whom nothing is known, not even 

his name. 


JASPER 2 GRIFFIN (Jasper 1 ), b. at Southold ab. 1675, farmer; after 
his father's decease, 1 7 1 8, he sold his share of the estate, at Southold, 
N. Y., to his brother Edward ; removed to Lyme, Conn., and there pur- 
chased a tract of land. He lived to be more than 90 years old ; m. 
Apr. 29, 1696, Ruth Peck, b. at Lyme, Aug. 19, 1676, dau. of Joseph 
Peck, son of Deacon William Peck, of New Haven. Had issue : 

14 Jasper 3 , b. Jan. 28, 1698, m. Mary Reed, of Lyme, and left de- 


15 Hannah 3 , b. 1700. 

4- 16 Lemuel 3 , b. 1704, at Southold, N. Y. 

17 Nathan 3 Griffin. 

18 Joseph 3 Griffin. 

EDWARD 3 GRIFFIN (Edward 2 ? Jasper 1 ), b. 1708, removed from 
Long Island, date unknown, but supposed shortly before the Revolu- 
tionary war, as he is reported to have said : ''There will be war, and the 
British will land here, so we will remove " ; settled first at White Plains 
with his brother Jonathan, but afterwards located at Nine Partners, 

Dutchess Co., N. Y., where he d. in 17S5 ; m. Miss Taylor; had 

issue : 

+ 19 Richard 4 , b. June 22, 1732. 

20 Bridget 4 , b. March 29, 1734. ) The descendants of these are 

21 Susannah 4 , b. July 24, 1736. [-located in Nova Scotia, N. B.,and 

22 Isaiah 4 , b. July 14, 1738. ) Ontario. 

23 Thomas 4 , b. Feb. 6, 1741, was an officer in the British Army in 

Nova Scotia, where he d. ; some of his descendants are still 
in N. S. 

24 Obadiah 4 , b. Mar. 9, 1743, removed to Canada 1812, and settled 

in Western Ontario, where he d. 

25 Amy 4 , b. March 24, 1746. ^ 

26 Sarah 4 b. January 30, 1748. . I The descendanls of these 

27 Marian 4 , b May 3, 1749. ■ ^ seUled in the Hl]dson Va ,_ 

28 Elizabeth* b December 25, 1752. U New York State, etc. 

29 Gf.rsiiom 4 , b. April 1, 1755. I 

30 Jonathan 4 , b. May 11, 1757. J 

1891.] Jasper Griffin of Southold, N. V. joe 


LEMUEL 3 GRIFFIN (Jasper 2 , Jasper'), b. at Southold 1704 ; farmer, 
m. Phoebe Comstock, who was probably of Lyme, Conn., a woman of 
rare grace and artistic taste. Their sons were : 
+ 31 Geokoe 4 , b. July 10, 1734, East Haddam, Conn. 

32 Lemuel 4 Griffin. 


RICHARD 4 GRIFFIN (Edward 3 , Edward 2 ), b. June 22, 1732, emi- 
grated to Canada in 178S with n of his 12 children, settled in Grimsby 
tp., Lincoln Co. (in what was then called Niagara District), Ontario, d. 
there in 1794, m. Mary Smith, b. in Connecticut, a dau. of Judge Abra- 
ham Smith' a judge in New York. They had issue : 

33 Amelia 5 , b. in 175S,' m. Richard Slater. 

34 AiiKAHAM 5 , b. Apr. 16, 1760, soldier war 18 12, d. May 14, 1818. 

35 Bethiah 5 , b. 1762, m. firstly, S. Hill, son of Capt. Hill, secondly, 

Dr. Myers. 

36 Edward 5 , b. 1764, a soldier in the war of 181 2, d. at Smithville, 

Ont...Sep. 13, 1862. 

37 Nathaniel?, b. 1760, was a soldier in the war of 181 2. 

38 Marian 5 , b. 1768, married a Mr. Meredith. 

39 Isaiah* b. Apr. 24. 1 77 1 , was a soldier in the war of 1 S 1 2, d. at 

W aterdown, Ont., Apr. 12, 1865. 
+ 40 Smith 5 , b. August 9, 1772. 

41 Jonathan 5 , b. 1774. soldier, d. on the field, some time during the 

war of 181 2-14. 

42 Elizabeth 5 , b. 1 7 76. 

43 Makv 5 , b. 1778, d. in 1880 in her 103d year, m. Isaac Wardle. 

44 Richard 5 , b. 1780, d. at Smithville, Ont., 1807. 

3 1 - 

GEORGE 4 GRIFFIN (Lemuel 3 , Jasper, Jasper 1 ), b. at East Had- 
dam, Conn., July 10, 1734; lived at E. Haddam, fanner. "George 
Griffin was a man of strong mental ability, of rare judgment, and decided 
character. He endeavored to develop the menial powers of his children, 
..iving them subjects to write upon, and not infrequently required 
from them poetical effusions." — From Sprague's Memoirs of Rev. 
Edward Dorr Griffin. lie d. Aug. 6, 1814; both he ami his wife are 
buried in the Old Cemetery at North Lyme, New London Co., Conn. He 
married March 9, 1762, Eve Dorr, b. at Lyme, Conn., March 4, 1733, 

. v !>r. 3, 1814, a lady of much natural artistic talent and skill ; th 
untaught she painted landscapes and decorated her home with tapestry 
woven by her own hands ; she was dau. of Edmund Dorr* and Mar) Gris- 
the dau. of Matthew Griswold, f of Lyme, and Fhebe Hyde, dau. of 

nund 2 Dorr, b. at Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 16, 1692, a man of mind and in- 
domitable perseverance, had a lengthy eccle.-ia.stical controversy with Rev, Jonathan 
Parsons, of Lyme ; son of Edward 1 Dorr, of Roxbury, and Elizabeth Hawley, dau. of 
Thomas Hawley, of Roxb., by second wife, Mis. Dorothy (Harbottle) Lamb, wid. of 
Thomas Lamb, of R. 

{Matthews Griswold, son of Matthew 2 Griswold, of Windsor, Conn , 1630, and 
Ann Wolcott ; son of George 1 Griswold of Kenilworth, Eng. Ann 1 ? Wolcott, the dau. 


Io6 Jasper Griffin of Sou/hold, N. Y. [Oct., 

Samuel Hyde* and Jane Lee, the dan. of Thomas Lee and Brown. 

George 4 Griffin had issue : 

45 Mary 5 , b. June 15, 1763. m. her third cousin Nathan Hibbert 

Jewett, son of David Jewett and Sarah Selden, of East Had- 
dam ; descendants in N. V., Conn., etc. 

46 Livia 5 , b. Oct. 12, 1764, m. Sept. 26, 1791, Barzilla Beckwith, son 

of Barzilla Beckwith and Mary Butler, of E.. Had., the son of 
Rev. George Beckwith, of N. Lyme, a descendant of Matthew 
Beckwith, b. in Eng., 1610, of New London, 1652, Hart- 
ford and Lyme. Their descendants are numerous. 

47 Col. Josiah 5 , b. June 7, 1766, col. of militia, judge of the county 

court, member of Conn, legislature, lived and d. at East 
Haddam, m. Feb. 21, 1791, Dorothy Gates, b. June 6, 
1767, dau. of Timothy Gates and Hannah Percival, of E. 
Haddam. Descendants still reside at E. Haddam. 

48 Phcebe 5 , b. May 4, 1768, d. Nov. 25, 1S41, m. Nov. 25, 1794, 

her third cousin Joseph Lord, b. June 3, 1757, d. March 
15, 181 2, son of Capt. Enoch Lord and Hepsibah Marvin 
of Lyme, the dau. of Joseph Marvin and Jane Lay. Capt. 
Enoch Lord, the son of Richard Lord (son of Lieut. 
Richard Lord, of Lyme) and Elizabeth Lynde, dau. of 
Nathaniel Lynde and Susannah Willoughby, of Saybrook, 
Conn. They had several children, of whom only one : 
Phcebt*' Lord, who m. Daniel Noyes, of Stonington and 
Lyme, left descendants. 
+ 49 Edward Dorr 5 , b. January 6, 1770. 

50 Lucy 5 , b. March 21, 1773, d. Dec. 9, 1852, m. Jan. 14,. 1806, 

Rev. Elijah Gardner Welles, b. at New Hartford, Litch- 
field Co., Conn., Feb. 3, 1780 ; many descendants in St. 
Louis, Mo., and Western cities. 

51 Elizabeth 5 , b. Feb. 23, 1775, d. March 12, 1847, m - firstly, in 

1800, Montgomery Austin, b. 177S, d. in 1808, son of 
Judge Aaron Austin, of Litchfield Co., Conn., and Esther 
Kellogg, of New Hartford. She m. secondly, in 1811, 
Rev. John Wilder, b. 1757, of Attleborough, Bristol Co., 
Mass., d. Feb. 9, 1836. Had issue by both marriages; 
descendants live in Mass., Ohio, etc, 
+ 52 George 5 , b. Jan. 14, 1778, at East Haddam, Conn. 


Capt. and Rev. SMITH 5 GRIFFIN (Richard 4 Edward' Edward-), 
b. at Nine Partners, or Partures, Dutchess co., N. Y., Aug. 9, 1772, 

of Henry 16 (John's, Thomas 1 *, Thomas's, William 12 , William 11 , Roger 10 , John", John 8 . 
Thomas?, Sir John 6 , of WoJcott, Eng., 13S2, the grantee of the Arms : Cross with 
fleur-de-lis — one of the very few coats that an American family is legally entitled to 
use ; JohnS, Sir Philip*, Roger', Jerean 2 , Sir John 1 ) Wolcott, Bap. Lydiard, Somer- 
setshire, Eng., 1578, of Dorchester and Windsor, and Elizabeth Saunders, dau. of 
Thomas Saundei 

::: Samuel 2 Hyde, ancestor of Ex-Pres. Grover Cleveland, the great grandson of 

Rev. Aaron Cleveland and his first wife AbiahS (James* m. Sarah Marshall, dau. of 

Marshall and Abiah Hough, John3 m. Experience Abel, dau. of Caleb Abel, 

of Norwich, Conn., and Margaret Post) Hyde, and son of William 1 Hyde from 

Eng., 1633, an original proprietor of Hartford, Conn., 1636, and of Norwich, 1660. 

1 891.] Jasper Griffin 0/ Sou/hold, K V. 


emigrated to Canada with his father in 1788, and settled in Grimsby tp., 
Lincoln co., Ont., where the village of Smithville now stands. He made 
his home in Smithville during the active years of his life, and carried on 
a large mercantile and manufacturing business with branches in othei 
villages and towns. Was captain of a militia company during the war of 
1 81 2-14, and took part in the battle of Lundy's Lane and other engage- 
ments. After the war he was ordained local preacher of the Methodist 
Church. Was a Justice of the Peace, and for many years the only Magis- 
trate in a large district. For some years he was one of three commis- 
sioners appointed to investigate the claims in connection with Welland 
Canal; d. in Brantford tp., Ont., Sept. 28, 1849, m - firstly, Eleanor Cul- 
ver or Colver, she d. 18 12, dau. of Ebenezer Culver, Esq., the son of 
Rev. Jabez Culver. He m. secondly, June 14, 1 S 1 4, Harriet Douglas, a 
dau. of Wheeler Douglas, and a cousin of Hon. Stephen Arnold Doug- 
las, the great grandson of Benajah Douglas, son of William Douglas 
and Sarah Proctor, son of William Douglas and. Abiah Hough, son 
ot William Douglas of Boston, 1640, New London, 1660, and Ann 
Marble, dau. of Thomas Marble of Ringstead, Eng. , son of Robert 
Douglas, b. 1588, of Scotland. Smith 5 Griffin by his first marriage had 
issue : 
+ 53 Ebenezer Culver 6 , b. Feb. 16, 1800, at Smithville, Ont. 

54 Elizabeth 6 , b. Nov. 20, 1801, d. at Sylvania, Lucas co., O., Aug. 

25, 1889, m. Rev. Elijah Warren. 

55 Mary 6 , b. Oct. 15, 1803, d. at Brantford, Ont., Jan. 29, 1889. 

56 Absalom 6 , b. Dec. 7, 1805, was partner with his brother Ebenezer 

G in building and operating mills, and as merchant; d. at 
Watertown, Ont., Apiil, 1863. 

57 Henry 6 , b. Dec. 30, 1807, residing 1891 in Grand Haven, Ottawa 

co., Mich. 
By the second marriage there was following issue : 

58 Douglas 6 , b. March 24, 1815, d. 1879. 

Minerva 6 , b. June 4, 1817, d. 1S17. 

59 Alanson 6 , b. Oct. 15, 1819, living at Brantford. 

60 Sutherland 6 , b. July 9, 1822, living in Minnesota. 

61 Cyrus R. 6 , b. May 11, 1824, lives at Brantford. 
Martha Ann 6 , b. June 19, 1S26, d. Dec. — 1S34. 

62 Samuel Stewart 6 , b. March 2, 1829, ^ ves m ^ ew Zealand. 
Content 6 , b. Mar. 4, d. Oct., 183 1. 

63 Alvin Torry 6 , b. Dec. 7, 1832, d. June — 1849. 

64 Harriet Victoria 6 , b. Jul}-, 1837, d. 1869, m. Mr. Lawrence. 


Rev. EDWARD DORR 5 GRIFFIN, D.D. (George 4 Lemuel' Jasper 
JAs^er 1 ). b. Jan. 6, 1770, grad. Yale 1790, Congregational pastor at New 
Hartford, Conn., Newark, N. J., Boston, received D.D. from Union 
college 1S08, was Bartlett Professor of Pulpit Eloquence at Andover, was 
15 years President of Williams college, author of several religious works ; 
d. Nov. 8, 1837, m. May 17, 1796, Frances Huntington, b. Coventry, 
Tolland co., Conn., Sep. 14, 1769. d. July 25, 1837, sister of Gov. 
S.imuel Huntington, of Ohio, dau. of Rev. Joseph Huntington, niece 
and adopted dau. of Gov. Samuel Huntington, of Norwich, Conn, (sons 

igg Jasper Griffin oj Sou/hold, N. F. [Oct., 

of Nathaniel Huntington), and Hannah Devotion, dan. of Rev. Ebenezer 
Devotion of Windham, Conn., son of Rev. Ebenezer Devotion of Suffield, 
Hartford co., Conn., son of John Devotion and Hannah his wife, son 
of Edward Devotion and Mary his wife of Brookline, Norfolk co., Mass., 
1645. He had issue : 

65 Frances Louisa 6 , b. April 4, 1801, d. Jan. 11, 1852 ; poetess and 

authoress, m. Nov. 20, 1823, Dr. Lyndon A. Smith of 
Newark, N. J., and left descendants. 

66 Ellen Maria 6 , b. Jan. 10, 18 10, m. Rev. Dr. Robert Crawford, 

and left descendants. 

5 2 - 

GEORGE 6 GRIFFIN, LL.D. (George 4 Lemuel 3 Jasper 2 Jasper 1 ), 
b. at East Haddam, Conn., Jan. 14, 1778, grad. Yale, 1797, Litchfield 
Law School, lawyer, received LL.D. from Columbia college, New York 
City, 1837. Began to practice law at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne co., Penn., 
and in 1806 removed to the City of New York. He soon took that posi- 
tion at the bar which he maintained for more than half a century. In a 
speech delivered at the Centennial Anniversary of the Supreme Court, 
celebrated at New York, Mr. Justice Field, in speaking of the great New 
York lawyers of his own younger days, put the name of Mr. George 
Griffin first in the list. After retiring from the bar Mr. Griffin wrote and 
published two theological works : The Sufferings oj Christ and 7 he 
Gospel ils own Advocate. He d. at New York, May 6, i860; he and his 
wife are buried in the Marble Cemetery, New York City. He m. at 
Wilkes-Barre, July 3, 1801, Lydia Butler b. at Wilkes-Barre, Oct. 2, 1783, 
d. at New York, May 1, 1864, youngest dau. of Col. Zebulon Butler* 

*Col. Zehulon3 Butler, U. S. A., b. at Lyme, Conn., 1731, an officer in the 
French and Indian war, was leader, 1769, of the colony from Connecticut which 
settled the Valley of Wyoming, Penn., was in command of the American forces at 
the Massacre of Wyoming ; Col. Z. Butler was by Gen. George Washington put in 
command at West Point, N. Y., after the attempted treason of Arnold — see Allen s 
Biographical Dictionary ; Miner's History of Wyoming. This gallant soldier and 
estimaule citizen d. July 2S, 1795, interment in t lie graveyard in Wilkes-Barre ; Col. 
Butler m. firstly, in Conn., Mi>s Anna Lord ; secondly, Miss Lydia Johnson, dau. of 
the first Gospel minister of Wyoming ; thirdly, while on duty at West Point, Miss 
Phoebe Ilaight. By the first marriage there was issue : 

Gen. Lonl 4 Puller d., m. the daughter of Abel Pierce, Esq., and had issue : 

Pierce Butler had a fine plantation between Wyoming and Kingston. 

Johns Butler, Chester^ Butler, and Lords Butler, all active business men of Wilkes- 

Rev. ZebulonS Butler, Presbyterian pastor, Port Gibson, Miss^ 

SylvinaS Butler the eldest dau. d., m. Hon. Garrick Mallery. 

Ruth Amp Butler m. lion. John N. Conyngham, president judge of Wyoming 
judicial district. 

rhebeS Butler m. Dr. Donalson, rem. to Iowa. 

The daughter* of Col. X Butler, by his first marriage, m. Col. Roswell Welles, a 
lawyer of ability, judge ; one of their daughters : Harriets Welles m. Col. 
< iwles of Farmington, Hartford co., Conn. 

By 1 lie second marriage of Col. Zebulon Butler there was issue : 

Capt. Zebulon 4 Butler d. in the prime of life ; his numerous and interesting family 
are widely scattered. 

By the third marriage of Col. Zebulon Butler there was issue of whom the follow- 
ing three were living, 1845 : 

Steuben 4 Butler of Wilkes-Barre, editor of the Wyoming Herald. 

Lydia 4 Butler, b. Oct. 2, 17S3, ni. George Griffin ; and Mrs. Ann 4 Butler Robinson, 

1 89 1.] Jasper Griffin of Southold, A'. Y. igg 

and his third wife Phoebe Haight of Fishkil!, Dutchess co., N. Y. They 
had issue : 

67 Francis 6 , b. Nov. 26, 1802, grad. Yale, 1820; one of the most prom- 

inent and popular members of the bar of New York City ; 
d. at New York, July 12. 1852, is buried at Greenwood ; 
m. Nov. 27, 1829, Mary Ichabod Sands, who d. in Dresden, 
Germany, March 9, 1888, dau. of Joseph Sands (of the L. 
Island Sands family) and Theresa his wife. After decease 
of her husband she removed to Dresden, where she pub- 
lished for private circulation, 8 Volumes of Travels and 
Novels; she founded and endowed liberally an orphan 
Asylum at Dresden ; she d. at the house of her youngest 
dau., Emily Seaton (Griffin) Von Lengwicke. Descend- 
ants live at N. Y. city, Paris, France, etc. 

68 Rev. Edmund Dorr 6 Griffin, b. Sept. 10, 1804 ; grad. Columbia 

college, N. Y. city, with the highest honors of his class, at 
the age of 17 ; grad. N. Y. Theol. Seminary, 1825 ; Epis- 
copal clergyman ; poet ; travelled extensively in Europe. 
His head was as classically handsome as that of Byron. At 
time of his early death he was filling the chair of belles- 
lettres at Columbia College; d. at New York, Sept. 1, 
1830. unmarried. 

69 Ellen 6 , b. Feb. 15, 1807, d. Dec. 9, 1823, unmarried. 
Caroline Ann 6 , b. May 7, 1S09, d. Apr. 23, 18 10. 

70 George 6 , b. Feb. 25, 181 1, grad. Williams College, 1832 ; en- 

gaged in farming at Kaatskill, N. Y., where he d., 1SS0 ; he 
m. firstly, Anne Augusta Neilson, she d. March 20, 1841, 
dau. of fames Neilson and Malvina Forman of New Bruns- 
wick, Middlesex co., N. J. He m. secondly, May 20, 
1845, Mary Augusta Cooke, she d. Aug. 19, 184S, dau. of 
Judge Apollos Cooke of Kaatskill. He m. thirdly, Oct. 
14, 1 85 1, Elizabeth Frances Benson, b. March 2, 1820, 
dau. of Abraham Benson of Fairfield, Conn. His widow 
resides, 1891, at Elizabeth, Union co.. N. J. There was 
issue by all three marriages. 
+ 71 Charles Alexander 6 , b. Nov. 8, 1S14, in New York City. 

72 Caroline Lydia 6 , b. March 1, 1820, d. May 10, 1861, unm. 

73 Ellen Ann 6 , b. Feb. 6, 1826, d. Nov. 30, 1831. 


EBENEZER CULVER 6 GRIFFIN (Smith 5 Richard* Edwards Ed- 
ward 2 ) b. at Smithville, Ont., Feb. 16, 1800; settled in East Flamboro 
tp. , Wentworth Co., Ont., where the village of Waterdown now stands. 

whose late husband, John Robinson, Esq., was a direct descendant of the 
pilgrim minister. Their only daughter m. Hon. H. B. Wright, Speaker of 
the House of Assembly of Penn., and. for many terms, a Rep. in U. S. 
Col. Zebulon^ Butler was eldest son of John 2 Butler of Lyme and Hannah Per- 
kins, son of Lieut. William 1 Butler, b. ab. 1653, from England, of Ipswich. Mass., 
who m. 1675, Sarah. Arms of Rutler, or Boteler {Kent, Eng.)\ Sa. three cups 
covered or, within a bordure of the last. Crest — A covered cup or, betw. two wings 
the dexter or, the other az. 

2CO Jasper Griffin of Sou/hold, X. Y. [Oct., 

In 1 82 1 he purchased 400 acres of land, built a saw mill and a woolen 
factory, and, in partnership with his brother Absalom, built a grist mill 
and a second saw mill. The two brothers also carried on a mercantile 
business. These enterprises built up a thriving village. Like his father 
he was, for many years, the only magistrate in his neighborhood, and all 
local cases were tried before him. He had the name of being very leni- 
ent ; he d. at Waterdown, Oct. 15, 1847 ; he m. 1821, Eliza Kent, she d. 
Jan. 15, 1848, dau. of William Kent, Esq.,* of Saltfleet tp., Wentworth 
Co., Ont. They had issue : 

73 James Kent 7 , b. Feb., 1823, resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
4-74 George Douglas', b. Aug. 12, 1824. 

75 Rev. William Smith 7 Griffin, b. 1826, Methodist minister, living 

at Stratford, Ont. 

76 Dr. Egerton Ryerson 7 , b. Mar. 17, 1828, physician, living at 

Btantford, Ont. 

77 Eleanor Rebecca 7 , b. June 1, 1831, m. John Nellis, res. Mt. 

Clemens, Macomb Co., Mich. 

78 Franklin M. 7 , b. June 10, 1833, became a lawyer, d. at Brant- 

ford, Ont., June 4, 1877. 

79 Watsox Ebenezer 7 , b. 1835, now a banker in Nevada. Charles 7 , 

b. 1837, d. 1 84 1 ; Caroline 7 , b. 1840, d. 1841. 

80 Eliza Augusta 7 , b. June 1, 1S42, m. Wesley Spokes, res. in An- 

caster, Ont. 

81 Hervey Augustus 7 , b. April 10, 1S44, now editor of the Cleveland 

(Ohio) Leader. 


CHARLES ALEXANDER 6 GRIFFIN (George* George 4 Lemuel 
Jasper Jasper 1 ), b. in the city of New York, Nov. 8, 1814; grad. Williams 
Coll. 1833, and at Yale Law School 1835; practiced law in New York 
City, living in the later years of his life at New Brighton, Richmond Co., 
Staten Island, N. Y., where he d. Oct. 6, 1859; he m. Oct. 26, 1836, 
Pastora Jacoba De Forest, b. at Buenos Ayres, Argentine Republic, South 
America, Dec. 30, 18 15, youngest dau. of David Curtis De Forest f and 

'■■' William Kent, brother to the Countess de Puisage, a noted beauty in the early 
days of this century, whose husband, Gen. Count Joseph de Puisage, came lo Canada 
in charge of a colony of French gentlemen who settled in Upper Canada, now Ontario, 
and induced his brother-in-law to settle there also. He himself bought, in 1799, Mr. 
Sheehan's place on the Niagara River, between Queenstown and the Fort, and had a 
house in York, now Toronto. He imported trees and shrubs, and intended to build 
a windmill. The Count's gold-mounted sword bears this inscription: "Given by 
William Pitt to General Count Joseph de Puisage, 1794, and by him to Mr. William 
Kent. 1827." 

f Hon. David Curtis 6 De Forest, b. at Huntington, Fairfield Co., Conn., in early 
life went to South America, was a merchant at Buenos Ayres, where he amassed a 
considerable fortune. He returned as first Consul General of the Argentine Republic 
to the United States in 1818, bringing his family, settled at New Haven, Conn., and 
built the house still standing corner of Church and Elm streets. In 1823 he founded 
four livings at Yale for the benefit of the De Forest family. He is the donor of the 
/>■■ Forest Gold Medal, the highest under-graduate honor obtainable at the University; 
he d. at New Haven. 1823 (George Butler Griffin possesses portraits of Hon. David 
Curtis 6 De Forest and wife, painted by S. F. 15. Morse); son of Benjamins I »e Forest, 
son of Benjamin 4 De Forest, son of David3 I )e Forest, son of Isaac- I>e Forest, b. at 
Leyden, Holland, July 10, 1616, who with his brother Henri came to New Amsterdam 



fasper Griffin of Sou/hold, N. Y. 


Julia Wooster, a dau. of Dr. Wooster, of Huntington, and later of New- 
Haven. Mrs. Pastora J. (I)e Forest) Griffin resides 1891 at Santa Bar- 
bara, Cal. They had issue, all b. in the city of New York : 
+ 82 George Butler 7 , b. September 8, 1840. 
o Caroline Lydia 7 , ) , c . T ^ tQ<-> d. N. Y. city, Dec. 7, 1844. 
8 3 Ellen Anne 7 , f b " ^ ^ l842 > Miss Ellen A. 7 Griffin re- 

sides at Santa Barbara, Cal., 1S91. 
S4 Charles De Forest 7 , b. Sept. 17, 1844, d. at Clifton Springs, 
Ontario Co., N. Y., July 8, 1863. 


GFORGE DOUGLAS 7 GRIFFIN (Ebenezer Culver 6 Smith 3 Richard 4 
Edwards Edward 2 ), b. Aug. 12, 1824; bought his father's woolen mill, which 
he operated till he was burned out in 1850; has since been engaged in 
other manufacturing enterprises, am! has done some literary work ; pub- 
lished an illustrated temperance paprjr, i860, published and edited the 
Canadian Quarterly Review, 1864-6, and has contributed many articles on 
financial ami trade matters to the daily and weekly press of the country; 
resides, 1890-1, at Parkdale, a suburb of Toronto, Out. ; m. May 30, 1845, 
Cynthia A. Williams, dau. of Justus W. Williams,* Esq., J. P., of Oak- 
ville, Ont. They had issue : 
+ 85 Justus Alonzo 8 , b. June 6, 1846, at Waterdown, Ont. 
Ann Eliza 8 , b. May 24, d. 25, 1848. 
36 Horatio Milfokd 8 , b. April 10, 1849, now a manufacturer, Gait, 

87 Emma A. 8 , b. June 12, 1853. 

88 Charles Henry 8 , b. Jan. 24, 1856, was 18 years in the Solicitor's 

Office, G. T. R.,"d. at Belleville, Ont, Jan, 30, 1889. 

89 Ida E. 8 , b. September 22, 1858. 

90 Ebenezer Watson 8 , b. Nov. 4, i860, now managing editor of 

Montreal Weekly Star and Family Herald ; author of the novel 
l\cok, and of many magazine articles (of several in the Maga- 
zine of American History). In Feb., 1S90, he lectured befcre 
the Geographical Society of New York, in Chickering Hall, 
a report of the lecture appearing in the Society's Quarterly for 
Sept., 1890. 

in 1636. and founded Harlem, N. Y., was magistrate, alderman, great burgher, and 
councillor of the colony ; a wealthy and important citizen, he m. at Harlem, Sarah 
de Trieux, who was, like himself, of a Protestant Walloon family; he was son of 
Je ■■' De Forest, b. at Avernes, France, in 1575, who was leader of the first Walloon 
colony from Holland, which planted New Amsterdam and Albany, N. X . Recent 
investigations in the Dutch archives establish the date of his commission from the 
States General, and other particulars, all going to show that HE was THE FOUNDER 
ok THE City OF New YORK ; he d. in New Amsterdam in 1025. The ancestry of 
Jose 1 he Forest has been traced up to the feudal Lords of Forest, and remounts to 
the Knight Herbert de Forest, who went with Godfrey de bouillon to the first cru- 
sade in 1096. 

Arms of De Forest: Argent, three crescents, sable; two in chief, one at point. 
Crest — A monkey proper, holding to his mouth an apple gules. Motto — Trith. 

* Justus W. a Williams, grandson of Maj. John Chester 6 Williams, an officer in the 
army of Washington, and a descendant (3th generation) of Robert 1 Williams, who 
came from Norwich, Norfolk Co., Eng., with his first wife, Elizabeth Stratton, was 
of Roxbury, Mass., 1637. 

202 Jasper Griffin of Sou/hold, N. Y. [Oct., 

91 George Alexander 8 , b. June 1, 1863, now in Costa Rica, Central 


92 John Williams 8 , b. Oct. 8, 1865; d. Mav 22, 1885 
Chester Ernest 8 , b. July 20, 1868; d. March 10, 1872. 

93 Alvin Douglas 8 , b. September 18, 1871. 


GEORGE BUTLER? GRIFFIN (Charles Alexander 6 George 5 George 4 
Lemuel 3 Jasper 2 Jasper 1 ), b. in the city of New York, Sept. 8, 1840: was 
educated at the grammar school of Columbia College, and at that college 
until the junior year. He became a civil engineer, and was, in 1857, in 
the service of the State of New York. In 1857-8 took part, as acting 
midshipman, in the U. S. Atrato survey for an inter-oceanic canal to the 
southward of the Isthmus of Darien ; in 1859-60 was assistant engineer 
in Mexico, in the service of the Louisiana-Tehuantepec company. After 
his father's decease he studied law at the Yale Law School and the University 
of Albany, where he graduated. He was admitted to the bar of New York, 
before graduation, in May, 1861. Removed to Davenport, Scott Co., la., 
on his marriage, practiced law, returned to Albany, N. Y., in 1862 ; be- 
came treasurer of the Watervliet Railway Co., and was, for two terms, 
treasurer of the Young Men's Association of Albany. His wife's health 
failing, he removed to St. Paul, Minn.; continued to reside in Minn., la., 
and 111., and in 1866-7 was assistant engineer in charge of the U. S. Survey 
for a ship-canal from Chicago to the Mississippi River. In 1867 he went 
to the U. S. of Colombia, S. A., where he became Engineer-in-Chief — with 
the rank of Lieut. -Colonel — in the service of that government. Resigning 
thai position in 1869, he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Buenaven- 
tura RR., and succeeded in finding a practicable route from the Cauca 
Valley to the Pacific Ocean. His name was given to the spur of the Cor- 
dillera which his line followed. Later he was- appointed State Engineer 
of the State of Antioquia, and resigned that office in order to make a visit 
to the U. S. in 1874. On returning to Colombia he became a planter and 
an exporter of tobacco, etc. Forced by a revolution to leave Colombia in 
Dec, 1876, he came to San Francisco in Jan., 1877, arriving with a wife 
and three children and without funds. Utilizing his extensive knowledge 
of Spanish- \merican history, and of the Spanish, French, and Italian 
languages, he was for three years a translator and writer in the Bancroft 
Library, and assisted in preparing the works of Mr. H. H. Bancroft for 
the press. In July, 1880, he was summoned by telegraph to his sister, who 
was seriously ill at Rome, Italy, whence he brought her home in the fall 
of 1880. On his way back he met in Philadelphia, Penn.. the late James 
B. Eads, C. E.. and accompanied him to Mexico as Chief-of-Staff, and 
aided in obtaining from the Mexican government a concession for the con- 
struction of the inter-oceanic ship railway across the Isthmus of Tehuan- 
tepec. On their return to New Orleans, in January, 188 1, Col. Griffin 
was sent at the head of a corps of engineers to make a survey of the bar 
of Tampico and the mouth of the Panuco River with a view to its improve- 
ment by the jetty system. This work finished, he returned to California, 
became division engineer in the Atlantic and Pacific RR., and made an 
exhaustive examination of the passes of the Sierra Nevada, leading from 
the Mojave Desert plains to the San Joaquin Valley, and located the line. 

1 89 '.] Jasper Griffin of Southold, X. Y. 20^ 

Col. Griffin had removed his family from San Francisco to Los Angeles, 
Cal., and learning of the death of a daughter, of whose illness he had been 
entirely unawares, he abandoned engineering, settled at Los Angeles, and 
resumed the practice of law, the examination of land titles, and non-liti- 
gated cases, an affection of the throat preventing his speaking for any 
length of time. During the past twenty years Col. Griffin has published 
in the magazines of the day articles in prose, and some poems. — among 
them translations from the classics and from the Spanish. He has a 
library of over 3,000 volumes, and a choice collection of paintings, and 
one of the most admired gardens of Los Angeles. After serving some 
time as First Vice-President. Col. Griffin was. in January, 1891, elected for 
1891 President of the Historical Society of Southern California; is a 
member of the Huguenot Society of America; is a director of the East 
Side Bank, Los Angeles, and of the South Riverside Coal Co.; in politics, 
a Democrat; and takes an active interest in national and local affairs. 
Hem. firstly, Nov. 26, 1861, Sara Edwards, b. March 11, 184 1, d. at St. 
Paul, Minn., March 20, 1866, youngest dau. of Judge James Edwards 
and Susan Tabor of Albany, N. Y. He m. secondly, at Buga, in the 
State of Cauca, Oct. 26, 1870, Eva Guadalupe Garcia de la Plaza, b. at 
Palmira, Cauca, Dec. 12, 1850, youngest dau. of Judge Manuel Maria 
Garcia tie la Plaza, Doctor of Civil Law, and Maria Engracia Gi de Te- 
jada. Issue by first marriage : 

94 Llewellyn Edwards 3 , b. Sept. 5, 1862, at Davenport, la. ; d. at 

Albany, N. V., July 25, 1864. 

95 Edmund Dorr 8 , b. Jan. 23, 1865, at Albany; d. at St. Paul, Minn., 

April 26, 1866. 
Issue by second marriage : 

96 Eva Rosa 8 , b. June 19, 1872, at the Villa de la Candelaria de 

Medellin, Antioquia, U. S. of Colombia. Miss Griffin has 
shown marked ability — even genius — as a sculptress and in 
painting ; in 1887 this lady completed a bust of her brother, 
a work which was awarded two first premiums; and has re- 
cently executed a profile in relief of her father (of which we 
have a photograph); and is, 1S90-1, engaged on a statue of 
Junipero Sena, founder of California, and one of her ancestor, 
Jesse De Forest, founder of New York. 

97 Pastora Engracia 8 , b. May 29, 1874. at the same city. 

98 Helena MakiV, b. May 19, 1876, at Palmira, Colombia. 

99 Georgina Lvdia", b. April 23, 1878, at San Francisco, Cal. 

100 Francisca Julia 8 , b. April 30, 1880, at San Francisco; d. at Los 

Angeles, Nov. 26, 188 1. 

101 Jasper 8 , b. June 26, 1883, at Los Angeles, Cal. 

102 Clementina Ruth 3 , b. Sept. 7, 1886, at Los Angeles, Cal. 

103 Carolina Alma De Forest 8 , b Feb. 25, 1889, at Los Angeles. 

JUSTUS ALONZO 8 GRIFFIN (George Douglas' Ebenezer Culver' 
Smith 5 Richard 4 Edwards Edward 3 PJasper 1 ). b. at Waterdown, Ont. , June 6, 
1846; resided, in 1871-3, in Winnipeg, Manitoba; returned in 1873 to 
Hamilton, Ont., where he still resides, 189!, No. 58 King William Street, 
and has always engaged in the printing and publishing business. Mr. 




204 Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapel, London. [Oct., 

Griffin is now gathering material for a complete History of the Griffin 
Family in America, and it is important that; all of the Griffin name or de- 
scent communicate with him immediately. He m. June 30, 1880, Miss 
Sara Acheson, dau. of Mr. John Acheson, of Hamilton, formerly of New- 
town, Hamilton, Ireland. They have had issue : 

10+ Bertha Acheson 9 , b. June 15, 1881; d. Aug. 3, 1881. 

105 Ruth Moore 9 , b. Nov. 26, 1885. 

FROM AD. i6t6 TO 1625. 

Communicated by John V. L. Pruyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XXII., p. 77, of The Record.) 

30, Sidrach Smith and Mary Pett. 
30, Thomas Hayes and Elizab : Johnson. 
October 162 I. 
5, William Greene and Amey Keymishe. 

8, Thomas White and Joane Allam. 

9, John Baynesand Alice Phillips. 

[blank], John Mathewes and Katheren Hudday. 
10, Thomas Beadle and Anne Orpinn. 
13 Thomas Gryphin and Alice Humfrey. 
i 7, Roberte Midleton and Alice Diamond. 
17, Thomas Thomas and Edith Faulkener. 

23, Tvmothy Tompson and Rebeca Warde. 

24, Nicholas Kayes and Katherin Homes. 
28, Thomas Jackson and Amey brewer. 
28, Chediock Pinder and Mary Ilarvye. 
28, John Hawkins and Mary Kirke. 

30, John Wichfeild and Susan Lawne. 

31, fohn Packer and Katherin Brankin. 

51, Thorn. is Hartcastle and Margaret Metcalfe. 
November 162 1. 

1, William Phillips and Mary Thomas. 

4, Mathew Rushforth and Alice James. 

4, William Nipping and Agnes Evans. 
[Blank, ] William Jione and Frances Hayes. 
14, Tytus Mellsam and Anne Saund 

14, Henry Thompson and Alice Cresswell. 

15, William Rowles and Ellyn West. 

19, Tho : Hudday and Margaret Chower. 

21, ffraucis ffowler and Alice Wepharo. 

26, Tho : Mince and Ami'' Becke. 

26, William Storky and Margaret Crome. 

30, Sidrach Miller and Rebecah Langford. 

Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapcl, London. 20 : 

December 162 1. 
Robert Stayner and Judith Bed 1 owe. 
John Johnson and Joane Bliforde. 
Peter Lerefaict and Judith Harris. 
Edward Stagwell and Klizab : Brenton. 
Richard ffeewaters and Judith Harris. 
Christopher Lewby and Sissely Hough. 
fflashey Cocney and Anne Barnett. 
January 162 1. 
Alexander Williams and Elizab : White. 
William Sturdy and Susan Atkins. 
Anthony Roberts and Emrae Cooke. 
Richard Wright and Anne Styles. 
John VVorthington & Barberah Cole. 
James Benson and Agnes Groue. 

ffebruary 162 1. 
Edward Gresnal and Anne Howse. 

e Allen and Margaret Swanton. 
Francis Burbeck and Margaret Thornell. 
William Perkes and Anne Wallis. 
Nicholas Robinson and Agnes Currant. 
Nicholas Armstrong and Sarah Honnywell. 
Andrew Purdy and Dorithy Drackett. 

March 1621. 
William Leake and Awdry Cadmer. 
Thomas Mulbisse & Vrsula Darling. 
William Gervasse and Mary Bird. 
Tho : Faulkner and Jane Samuell. 
William Barker am! Joane Palmer. 
Thomas Betts and Honer Knight. 
Nathaniell Hutchinson and Fresam Felton. 
Richard Mawson and Mary Hill. 

Hall and Joane Maior. 
John Scampion and Elizabeth Ryme. 
James Stonhowse and Margaret Griffin. 

April 1622. 
John Walters and Bathsheba Chappell. 
Phillip Bisshop and Mary Norton. 
Henry Norri.s and Elizabeth Mynett. 
Mathew Newby and Mary Clarke. 
May 1622. 
Richard Martin and Joane Katherns. 
Ambrose Andrewes & Jane Asmotherlaw. 

1 Williams and Mary Bembrick. 

rge Archer and Anne Thorley. 
Robart Amisse and Margaret Rutlingam. 
Thomas Stebbing and Grace Michell. 
John Day and Alice Robinson. 
Thomas Wight and RachgJJ Mathewes. 
Robert. Scott and Elizab r Haxwood. 
Edward Harberd & Margaret Norris. 
Thomas Beard and Ann Kennvnge. 


Weddings at St. Mary, Wlutechapel, London. 






24 ; 






1 1 

I2 > 


1 . 



= 7, 







? I 


George ffrye and Anne Parncl 1 . 
Richard Hay and Elizabeth Vause. 
John Bernard and Joane Martin. 
Charles Mullam and Joane Skerrett. 
John Simmons and Mary Busby. 

June 1622. 
William Bird and Thomazin Goqdfellow. 
Nathaniel! Russell & Joane AJlforde, 
Edward Landsdell and Joane Browne. 
Robert Nichollson & Dorithy Gae. 
Thomas Smith & Mary Moysies. 
Edward Vnatt & Dorithy Bou-yer. 
Edward Powell ct Margaret Price. 
Thomas Damarill and Elizab : Taylor. 
Abraham Payne A Hester Seabery. 
Henry Skerratt and Susan Greenloe. 

July 1622. 
Timothy Five & Mary Pnrehas. 
Stephen Payne & Susan Bett. 
William Chapped & Ellyn Linsey. 
George Shaw and Margaret Tutty. 
John Langton & Abigail 1 Woorsley. 
nst 1622. 
William ClefFord and Many Stapleton. 
Procter T.ervasse and Anne Taylor. 
()1 liver ffletcher & Agnes Spicer. 
William Gardner Sc Sarah Cockin. 
Samuel] Cooke & Joyce Pinnox. 
Lawrence Staples & Ruth Roberts. 
John Mercer and Elizabeth Moone. 
I iabriell Throgman it Elizab : Balandier, 
Thomas Allen & Mary Latner. 
John Gnye and Joane Carter. 
Robert Ferres and Jone Stanton. 

September 1622. 
William Croft and Judith Collman. 
Roger Connington & Grace Rayner. 
John Tvrner and Elizab : Lilleton. 
Nicholas Marvin and Susan Ilarte. 
Abraham Ellinge and Mary Waterton, 
William Rarret and Agnes Goldringe. 

October 1022. 
Thomas Knight & Honor Guvle. ' 

Henry Roe and Sarah Walton. 
Hugh Gellv and Mary Kyte. 
Sampson Colethorpe & Bridget Ball. 
James Pannier & Margaret Price. 
fnancis Browne & Frances Watson. 
John Grymes-& Margaret Willett. 
Phillip Bayley & Elizab : \ lisson. 

m and Emery Nicholls. 
William Brittaine and Christian Nash. 

1S91.] Note's and Queries. 207 

27, Nicholas Knight and Katlicrin Paine. 

28, Clement Kellat and Elizab : Br6wne. 

November 1622. 
3, Thomas Lacy and Frances Morris. 

11, Henry Webber and Joane Osboume. 

12, Daniell Smith and Dorithy Edmitt. 
14, John Kempe and Katheren Wignall. 

17, William Brackson and Awdrev Score. 

18, George Apleby ami Alice \\ 

2i, Humfrey Howland and Margaret Calvert. 

^ To be continued.) 


We have ilie pleasure of presenting to our readers, as the leading article, a ]»nrc 
of the first chapter of the forthcoming Memorial J 1 1 New York, of which 

ral Wilson is the editor, and of which mention was made in the Julv RECORD. 
This chapter was written l>y the Rev. l>r. B. Y . Da ( losta. Ii is not given com- 
pletely or continuously in tlie RECORD, but it lias been abbreviated by omi 
various places, made in such a way as to give a clear and interesting narrative, and a 
general idea of the character of the book. We are indebted to the thoughtfulni 
General Wilson and .the courtesy of the New York History Company for 1 he use 
of their proof-sheets and illustrations. The first volume of the work will be ready 
by the end of the present month of October. 

Tin: readers of the Record will remember perusing with pleasure and pi 
admirable address by our esteemed president, General Wilson, upon liisnui' Pro- 

r. in the RECORD for January, 1S87. 1 he Rev. Isaac SMITH SON HARTLEY, 
1 >.!>., appears, likewise, to have read that paper, doubtless with oleasure, but 

all question with piolit. We beg leave to refer our readers to an artic'' 
this reverend gentleman upon the same subject, BISHOP Provoost, in the August 
M. \ 1.1 01 American History, which we commend fo them as a literary curi- 
osity. It is pretty clear that the reverend gentleman has walked into a- trap, of the 
existence of which both author and editor were unaware, until it caught ibis clerical 
poacher. The fact is, that General Wilson's paper is strictly original, in whi< h char- 
acter it by no means resembles ihe production of this reverend doctor. General Wil- 

ook the greatest pains with his paper. It was founded upon original rei 
and original oral information from the bishop's descendants and many oilier sou 
and it contains a great deal that was unknown and unpublished until General \\ 
brought it to light, and that, of course, cannot 1 found anvv 

else than in his admirable monograph. This is the trap, unconsciously laid, into 
which the reverend gentleman has walked. This unique information, or fo mn 
it as took his fancy, reappears in his paper, usually under some transformation, but 

iming plainly enough whence it came. We have nothing 1 
gentleman; but we will add a word of advice to literary freebooters, vi/., if 
steal, to steal intelligently, lest they be fourfd out ; but as this advice may 1 

minds to be hardly moral, perhaps it might be better not to steal at all. 
unnecessary, for honest authors are not likely to object to an honest 1 ••. lii- 

providing an honest acknowledgment be made. 

WHO were THE WIVES OP Caleb Abell ; Rev. Stephen Batchelder, of 
rhomas Bliss, Sr.; John Boradell, of Cork, Ireland, 1625 ; Daniel Browi 
[pswich, 1620; Humphrey Brown, ol Ipswich, 1730; Edward Dillini 
wich ; Tristram Dodge, Sr., o( Block Island ; Thomas Ford, of Dorchester, : 
Thomas Hopkins, of Providenc >amuel H Anson, of Delaware, 1740; 

liam Hyde, of Hartford, 1650; Matthew Mitchell, 1635 ; Thomas Meni:i, of 


2o8 Notes and Queries. [Oct., 

N. Y.. 1670; Samuel Porter, of Iladiey, 16S0 ; Isaac Sheldon, Sr., of Dorchester, 
1629; Richard Smith, of Narragansett, 1664; Richard Strong, of Taunton, England,' 
1600; Joseph Thomes, of Abingdon, Pa.; Anthony Thompson, Sr., of New Haven' 
1632 ; Micah Tompkins, of Milford, Conn., 1660; William Wood, of Dartmouth,' 
; Samuel Wright, father of Hannah, 1640? 


Leacote, Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

Who were the parents of Esther Allen, wife of Samuel Thompson, of New 
Haven, 1730; Helen Anthony, wife of John Thompson, of New Haven, 1665; 
Alice Archer, wife of Stephen Dummer, ol Newbury, 1630; Hannah Avery, 'wife of 
William Sutherland, of Dutchess Co.. 1720 ; Mary Clark, wife ol Richard Thomas, of 
Abingdon, Pa., 1745 ; Isaac Cox, of Talbot Co., Md., 1734 ; Lvdia Croxton, wife 
of Kenelm Skillington, of Talbot Co., Md., 1692 ; Mary Dingy, wife of Nehemiah 
Meriitt, of Quaker Hill, N. V., 1760; Henry Glover, of New Haven, 1660; Judith 
Griffin, wife of David Sutherland, of Bangall, N. V., 1760 ; Mary Hauxhurst,' wife of 
Robert Coles, of Roxbury, 1630; Susanne Holmes,- wile of Valentine Wightman, of 
Groton, 17113; Ichabod Hopkins, of Oyster Pay. P. I., 1669-1730 ; Mary Hughes, 
wife of John .-scon, of Spsncertown, X. V., 1744'; Ann Hunt, wife of Henry Sewall,' 
of Newbury, 1634; Jane Lee, wife of Samuel Hyde, of Norwich, 1659 ; Thomas 
Meriitt, of Rye, \. V., 1670 ; Elizabeth Newlin, wife of Robert Shepherd, 1730; 
Sarah Proctor, wife ol William Douglas, of Plainfield, Conn., 1710 ; John Scott, of 

Icertown, N. Y.. 1744; William Sutherland, of Dutchess Co., 1720; Helena 
Wakeman, wife of Henry Glover, of New Haven, 1663 ; Rebecca Wheeler, wife of 
Asa Douglas, of Plainfield, Conn., 1737; William Wood, of Dartmouth, 1720? 

Leacote, Rhinebeck, N. V. 

On Sedgwick Avenue and Fordham Landing Road, southeast corner, in this 

city, is to be found an old graveyard, or portion thereof. The avenue has been cut 

through the same, and many of the graves are by and in said roadway, unfenced and 

lor. Some tombstones are fallen and made stepping-stones. 

Other removed from the graves. Among the names on the remaining 

ter (Win. H.), Valentine (Mary), Hart (Jacob), Berrian, Lawrence, 

Elizabeth). The earliest date found is only iSxo. What can 

be done to save this graveyard from added ruin? Who knows its owner? Does the 

city have any claim on it ? Will your readers answer ? \v. E. K. 

Information ired as to the parentage of John Prick, of the Royal Navy, 

who married, in this city, Rachel Brownjohn, about 1782. Also the parentage of 
Racln r, Dr. Wil iwnjohn, or Brunjean, a well-known 

ian during the colonial and revolutionary days. rj. b. f. 

Tjie following letters from Fitz-GreENE HALI.ECK to Ids father are contributed 
ral Wilson. They are now printed for the first time. " The flood of years " 
mfortunately rendered portions of the first of the two letters illegible. 

New York, Feb, ijtfi, 1812. 

Dear Sir: — Since my last a ship has arrived from Liverpool bringing English 

papers to the 20'ieth of I ; they contain nothing however of material importance 

h of Admiral Sir Peter Parker, and the appointment of the Puke of 

\ Henry to succeed him in his station of commander in 1 iiief 

of the Sir Peter died at the age of 95—80 years 01' whii spent 

his Country — the amount of the settlement, ..... 

betw< jlish Minister and our 1 lovernment had been received in England and 

occasi- i. n the commercial part of that Country. 

I in this city the last \ |u nee of a 

ted in 1 ,on 
Mr. Monroe and signature by Mr. Jefferson on accounl obnoxious 

articles .... renewed with the satisfactory erasures and additi 
f course excited consider..' rest in all parties, but at last proved to b 

oner recently arrived here in a short passage from France bryigs intelli- 
gence of th< i.d American Vessels, which had been ; the 
Rambcullet decree. 

1 89 1. J Obituary. 


Whether this measure proceeds from the actual repeal of that decree and its 
attendants, or whether it is but policy in Bonaparte to decoy American property into 
his harbor for the purpose of laying his iron gripe upon it, and crushing the expecta- 
tions of its owners at " one fell swoop'* is uncertain. 

In my opinion Bonaparte is amply able and J make no doubt willing to put the 
latter in execution ....... and 'tis the part of pru- 

dence to be cautious ............ 

some atonement in that way — for the injury he has done us but still I am not dis- 
posed to submit tamely to all his arbitrary measures, and in the words of Shakespeare. 
" Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee" to him. 

My letter ot last week I trust is received. 

Yours affectionately, 

F. G. Halleck. 

New York, Junj 20, 1S15. 

.My dear Sir : — Business is very lively here at present, daily increasing. The 
streets are thronged with foreigners of every description and every vessel from Eng- 
land brings in a fresh importation of boys who come here for the laudable purpose of 
supplying us with scissors, sledge-hammers, gauges, and green-baize. They are 
generally speaking a set of ignorant conceited blockheads — who have never before 
passed, beyond gun-shot of their smoky manufactories — and now palm themselves 
upon the good people of this country as English gentlemen of distinction. Since the 
departure of the Marquis we have not been honored by a visit from any of the British 
Officers. The Marquis and the Colonel O'Neele I mentioned to you, were the only 
decent looking men among them. The former was really a handsome fellow and 
might have vied with Hercules, in symmetry of form, just proportions, and manly 
appearance. He and a Mr. Powell of Philadelphia had a famous boxing match (a la 
Crib) in which to the honor of American pugilism His Lordship was beaten. 
Undoubtedly in a few years we shall be able to rival the mother country in this as 
well as other fashionable accomplishments. 

We are anxiously expecting news daily from Europe, though not perhaps immedi- 
ately interesting to the country, yet as it may decide whether war or peace is to pre- 
vail there, cannot but be more or less important in the estimation of every friend to 

The last date received here up to May 2d at which time altho' preparations for war 
appeared to be going on rapidly, yet no blow had been struck by either partv. f 
am satisfied that Bonaparte will not at present, be the aggressor. He will only act 
on the defensive, and if the allies are determined to force a King upon the French. 
people and carry sin and sword through the finest country in the world, I can only 
say that I sincerely hope that their hordes of Cossacks, Wcllingtonians &c, will soon 
find, what every soldier fights for, and every hero claims — an honorable grave. 

Your affect ionate 

F. G. Halleck. 

Israel Halleck, Esq. 

ADDRESSES before our Society are expected early in the season from Berthold 
Fernow, Esq. of Albany ; the Hon. James W. Gerard, of New York City, and Will- 
iam Paterson, Esq., of Perth Amboy, N. J . Other well-known gentlemen will fol- 
low the above speakers during the winter. yy. 


Rebei 1 .v Yates, widow of William B. Wemple, died at her residence, Fulton- 
ville, Montgomery County, X. Y., on the 271I1 of last February. iUv ancestors 
for many generations were identified with the early history and settlement of the 
lwk Valley, her family name, Yates, being one of the most ancient historical 
names in the city of Schenectady, where she was born January 14, 1S11. Her 
father, Joseph Vales,- was a greatly-respected and well-known citizen of that old 
cathedral town. He was commissioned by ihe General Synod of the Reformed 

2io Obituary. [Oct., 1S91. 

Church to translate from their native Dutch into English some of the creeds 
and documents of that reverend and religious body. Mr. Y ed to Caughna- 

waha, M (Otgomery County, when his 'laughter Rebecca was but three years ot age. 
Then again in 1S21 to Fultonville, where the family made their permanent home. 
In [833 Miss Yates was united in marriage to William B. W fe-long resident 

of Fultonville, prominently identified as its most enterprising an citizen in 

every department pertaining to the welfare of the place and its inhabitants. Their 
union was most happy until broken by the death of Mr. Wemple in [869. 
Wemple was a woman of marked personality and striking characteristics, command- 
ing and dignified in appearance. In conversation s*he was original, instructive, and 
entertaining. She possessed a strong and vigorous mind, well balanced, of most 
excellent common-sense, reliable in judgment, and so upright, so established her 
character for veracity, that her word was law. She fulfilled to a remarkable extent 
her duty in every position and relation in life. While her family were around her 
she gave to them her undivided cue and attention. A true and faithful wife, the 
heart of her husband safely trusted in her. A devoted mother ti dren, 

who have well repaid her • nd care. As they began to leave the parental 

hearth for homes of their own, the husband of her youth was removed as by a sudden 
stroke. From this time onward she lived the life of a Christian wid 
her own home and among the varied branches of her family, hei 
church. In 1S51 she united with the Reformed Dutch Church of : 
until the oay of her death was identified with every department of Christian ' 
within its b< tin SI ■ was a life member of the American Bible Society, and of the 

li ionary Society of (hat church, of the Woman's Christian Temperance 
Union, and vice-president oft!: he Children's Hi n !ont- 

iunty ; and above all a devoted Christian, faithful and loyal lo her church 
cs. In the various changes of the pulpit of this church, v- 
.ith her. She 
ever L's chamber, and man of that denomination Will 

urch, in the sixteei 

her work . with 

incapa past the age when many feel tin I service are over, 

and th led to rest, ihe entered, upon a new held of work, associating her- 

[e band of Christian v tit of 

the pi 'i of the entire > Irs. Wemple was the 

president of tin I lithful workers. She 

1. ■ were large, and many 

the garments (jashioned 

i did she manifest her dec; ; 1' 

Mrs. Wei tccorded the higi: celling among her ow 

1 Fultonville many years bi vhen 

that now thriving tor [fields. She resided there for (he long 

lace, and witnessed its 
both with , loved thi 

On the 14th of List j. 
ich will be forever remembered by chili 
Tender an;' ti he memories which will cluster*! 

Idren but to the entire community. Thi 
lity. few v :eks later >he was stricken with 

few days ; her work - ; 

" Like a 
She was buried from the home in which shell- 1 
t largely atteni . while 

their parents', friend. 

; >er life, 1 
Oi td in his eai . The sin 

. ranklin P. ' the firm 

he Hon. ' lew York. 

lie wife o; arlingen, S - 


Aalsteyn 82, 83 
Aalstyn, 86, 143, 147, 

148, 189 
Aalteyn, 144 
Abbatt, 151 
Abbott, 55, 1^3, 137 
Abeel, 7, 81, 88, 141 
Abell. 53, 209 
Abercrombie, 37 
Abereshin, 148 
Abraham, 56 
Abrahamse, 145 
Abramse, 12 
Abrichs, 157 
Acheson, 204 
Adams, 24, 42, 45, 47, 52, 

58, 60, 63, 69, 72, 113, 

Adisson, 206 
Adlington. 52 
Akkermans, 143 
Alden, 78 
Alexander, 89, 161 
Algeer, 88 
Alger, 145 
Allam, 20 j 
Allaway, 53 
Mletonsce, 170 
1 \llen, 54. 71, 76, 107, 

154, 161, 205 206, 208 
Allforde, 206 
Alloway, 75 
Alsdorph, 144 
Alsop, 160 
Alsteyn, 12 
Altgeldt, 85,86 
Altgelt, 87, 144, 148 
Althuisen, 86 
Alver, 186 
Ament, 186, 188 
Amherst, 37 
Amis, 75 
Amisse, 205 
Amory, 162 
Ancell, 75 
Anderson, 76 
Andrada, 169 
Andrt, 41 
Andrewes, 205 
Andrews, 73, 74, 135, 

Andries, 12 
Andriese, 13 
Andriesse, 7, 82, 87 
Andriessen, 143, 183 
Andrieszc. 142, 184 
Andros, 35, 44 
Ansley, 53 
Answorth, 54 
Anthony, 208 
Antonides, 83 
Antony, 10, 12, 87, 38, 

141, 144 
Apleby, 207 
Aplebye, 52 
Appel, 9, 11, 88, 146 
Appellate, 68 
Appleton. 56, 63, 162 

Apsley, 44, 208 
Arbery, 56 
Arbuthnot, 40 
Archer, 205 
Arentse, 106 • 
Ariaanse, 12, 141 
Armstrong, 118, 119, 

20 s 
Arnold. 47, 54, 62, 63, 

66. 70, 74, 75, 113 
Arrowsniith, 53 
Arthur, 63 
Asbrandson, 165, 166 
Ashhurst, 158 
Asmotherlaw, 205 
Aspinwall, 46, 47 
Astor, 46, 56, 57, 63, 

105, no, 115, 127, 155 
Astrooder, 55 
Atkins, 205 
Attn nod. 53 
Auchmuty, 38 
Austin, 54, 63, 79, 196, 

Ayres, 132, 136 
Avery, 35, 45 
A.xley, 55 
Aylion, 168 

Babbit, 78 
Bacchus, 144 
Bachtell, 133, 138 
Bachus, 148 
Baetjer, 63 
Bagiey, 48 
Bailey, 63, 69 
Baily, 59 
Bainbndge, 98 
Baird, 108 
Baker, 52, 53, 54, no, 

Bakker, 188 
Bakkes, n, 88 
Balandier, 206 
Ball, 206 
Baltimore, 3 
Bancker, 7, 10. 12, 13, 

14, 145. >47 
Bancroft, 107. 165, 202 
Band, 87, 188 
Bandt. 12, 146 
Banister, 55 
Banker, 187 
Banks, 45 
Bant, 12, 68, 70 
Banta, 63, 158 
Barber, 91, 94, 95 
Baree, 187 
Barheidt, 86 
Barheit, <>. 14, 189 
Barker, 69, 75, 79, no, 

161, 205 
Barkeyd, 144 
Barlo, 55 
Barlow, 57 
Barnes, 77 
B irnett, 205 
Barret, 206 

Barrisford, 106 

Barritt, 106 

Bartel, 145 

Bartlet. 54 

Bartlett, 59, 177 

Barton, 54, 69, 71, 75 

Bartow, 62 

Bashfelde, 76 

Bass, 141 

Basset, 88, 188 

Batchelder, 209 

Bates, 102, 159 

Bauden, 55 

Bavier, 153 

Baxter, 59 

Bayard, 9, 13, 83, 85, 

108, 141, 148, 150, 

184, 185, 189 
Bayeux, 8, 146 
Bayley, 54, 138, 206 
Baylies, 78 
Baynes, 204 
Baytes, 53 
Bayu, 184 
Bazill, 56 
Beach, 56, 70, 74, 139, 

1 40 
Beadle, 204 
Beamond, 77 
Beard, 55, 205 
Beck, 133 
Becke, 204 
Beckley, 192 
Beckwith, 196 
Becman, 157 
Bedlo, 141 
Bedlowe, 205 
Beecman, 157 
Beeckman, 41 
Beedoon, 54 
Beekman, 9, n. 12, 13, 

63, 8t, 88, 14:, 143, 

146, 183, 186, 188 
Beely, 8 

Beers, 55, 106 
Behaim, 163 
Bekker, 14, 82 
Bell, 54, 63, 72, 76, 78, 

_ , 79 

Bellinger, 172 
Bellingham, 44 
Belmont, 56, no 
Bel tram, 169 
Bembrik. 205 
Bender, 82 
Benjamin, 39 
Benkrike, 53 
Bennet, 14, 185 
Bennett, 53, 157 
Bennewe, 86 
Bcnnit, 53 
Bennowe, 87 
Bensen, 8, 9, 12, 86, 87, 

186, 189 
Bensing, 14, 82, 83, 145, 

147, 148, 184, 185, 

187, IQO 

Benson, 199, 205 

Benthuysen, 12 

Bentley, 53, 72 

Benton. 31 

Beomont, 53 

Berd. 75 

Bergen, 92, 158 

Bergh, 63 

Berk, 143 

Berkeley, 15, 104, 138 

Berkelo, 85 

Berkels, 147, 187 

Bernard, 206 

Berrian, 51, 52, 55, 209 

Berrie, 84 

Bethencourt, 163 

Bett, 206 

Betts, 63, no, 205 

Biarne, 165 

Bicker, 7, 11, 146 

Biddle, 158 

Bidduw, 12 

Bi^elow, 62 

Bikker, 189, 190 

Bikkers, 8 

Bikly. 189 

Bill. 146 

Billop, 82 

Bingham, 53 . 

Bingley, 53 / 

Bird, 205, 206 

Bishop, 158 

Bispam, 161 

Bisset, 142 

Bisshop, 205 

Bissit, 83 

Bixby, 63 

Black, ibo 

Blackman, 133, 138 

Blague, 55 

Blakslee, 1 - 

Blank, 7, 8, 81, 82, 87 
1+.?. 14; 

Blankasopp, 76 

Blatchford, 48 
Blauwveld, 144 
Blauwveldt, 187 
Blauwvelt, 84, 190 
Bl lydes, 59, 62 
Bleaker, 158 
Bleecker, 63, 15S, 161 
Bliforde, 205 
Bliss, 63, 79, 162, 209 
Blom, 10, 12, 81, 83, 86, 
87, 83, 143, 146, 147, 
186, 187. 189, 190 
Bljdenburg. 8, 144 
Blyker, 81 
Bocke, 145, 187 
Bodnam, 53 
Boeje, 146, 187 
Bockenhoven, 148, 184 
Boekhoven, 84 
Boel. S6, 148, 186 
Boele, 85, 142 
Boelen, 7, 13, 83, 142, 

145' 148. 185. 190 
Bogaard, 148, 186 
Bogaart, 143, 186 187 




Index of Names in Volume XXII. 

Bogaerd, 143, 144 
Bogaert, 147, 184 
Bogard, 186 
Bogardt, 186 
Bogardus, 88 
Bogart, 147, 177, 190 
rt, 9, 11, 12, 81, i 

Bogg, 75 

Boggs, 48 

Boka, 185 

Boke, 12. 81 

Bokee, 189 

Boljew, 12 

Bolles, 63 

Bomper. 13 

Bonaparte, 207, 208 

Bond, 86, 141 

Bondt. 189 

Bondy, 17 

Bonefant, 75 

Bonnel, 139 

Bonner, 112 

Bonnet, 189 

Bonsall, 106 . 

Booth, 113 

Boradell, 209 

Borden, 112 

Bore, 82 

Boreel. 157 

Borel, 146 

Borkels, 11 

Borrow, 17 

Bory, 142 

Bos, 3, 10, 88 

Bosch, s, 7, 12, 87, 141, 

142, 145, 146, 188 
Boss, 144 
Bostock, 54 
Boteler, 44 
Boukenhoven, 85 
Bcun, 189 
Bowden, 54 
Bowen, 56, 63, 15s 
Bowers. 192 
Bowles, 179 
Bowne, 174 
Bowyer, 206 
Bowzy. 56 
Boxford. 76 
Boyce. 71 
Boyde, 53 
Boydon, 52 
Boynton, 43 
Brackson, 207 
Brad, 84 
Bradford, 73, 135, 158, 


Bradley, 76 
Bradner, 50 
Bradshaw, 16 
Bradstrcet, 37 
Bradt, 144, 145 
Brady, 107 
Braesjer, 84 
Bragdon, 160 
Braidsjer, 11 
Brainerd, 63 
Braisier, 145 
Braisjer, 9, 10 
Braman, 63 
Brand, 54 
Brankin, 204 
Bras, 13, 86, 87, 142, 189, 

Brasher, 187 
Brasier, 146 
Brasjer, 184 
Brastow, 140 
Braswell, 56 
Brat, 147 
Bratt, 81 
Breen, 60, 73 


Breestede, 7, 12 
Brenton, 205 
Brereton. 149, 150 
Brestede, 14, 142, 147 
Brevoort, iqo 
Brewer. 53, 204 
""ewster, 34, 35, 63 
iant, 13 

ggs, 57, 73, 79, 136 
nkerhof, 83, ~° 

Brinkerhoff, 86 
Bristed, 118 
Brock. 53 
Brockhols, 185 
Brocklesby, 53 
Brockway, 63 
Brodhead. 153, 172 
Broeck, 148 
Brokhols, 81 
Bromley, 75 
Brooke, 43 
Brooks, 63, 78, 79 
Broome, 52 
Broun, 13 
Broune, 54, 55 
Brouwer, 7, 8, 9, 14, 141, 

144, 146, 148, 186, 190 
Brouwne, 87 
Browne, 20, 43, 48, 56, 

63, 73, 106, 133. 158, 

196, 209 
Browne, 206, 207 
Brownjohn, 209 
Brumley, 41 
Brunjean, 209 
Bruyn, 3, 4, 87, 144, 154, 

Bruyns, 157 
Bryan, 85 
Bryant, 76 
Bryen, 186 
Bryn, 7 

Buchanan, 29, 31 
Buckner, 55 
Buddies, 54 
Buel, 45 
Bugby, 158 
Buis. 188 
Bulkley, 193 
Bull, 77 
Bullock, 134 
Bulsing, 81, 144, 146 
Burbeck, 205 
Burger, 8, 9, 81, 84, 86, 

87, 141, 142, 143, 144, 

145, 184, 188, 190 
Burgess, 180 
Burgoyne, 119 
Eurhans, 63 
Burnbury, 53 
Burnett, 63 
Burr, 9 
Burris. 87 
Burrowes, 54, 77 
Burton, 75 
Busby, 201 
Bush, 154 
Busha, 17 
Bushey. 17 
Bushnell, 96 
Bussing, 87, 142, 147, 

Butcher, 53 
Butler, si, 56, 63, 76, 

114. 196, 198, 199 
Butterfiefd. 63 
Buys. 12, 146, 183 
Byckman, 145 
Bye, 158 
Byram. 140 
Byrchett, 76 
Byvank, 14, 83, 86, 88, 

142, 145, 184 

Caar, 10, 186 

Cabell, 55 

Cabot. 164, 166, 167, 168, 

Cadmer, 205 
Cage, 56 
Caldwell, 66 
Calhoun, 31 
Caljer, 10 
Caljow, 12 
Callen, 143 
Calvert, 207 
Cambell, 54, 142 
Cambridge, 76 
Campbell, 13, 20 
Canaday, 71 
Canfield, 28, 29, 30 
Cannon, n, 145, 184, 

Canon, 14', 83, 86. 142, 

Cantine. 3, 4 
Capella, 168 
Capers, 181 
Capron, 73 
Care, 186 
Carhart, 63 
Carle. 50 
Carlile, 76, 171 
Carman, 158 
Carnahan, 62 
Carnes, 139, 140 
Carolius, 87, 144 
Carol us, 86 
Carpinter, 53, 63, 112 
Carstang, 190 
Carsten, 142 
Carter, 53, 55, io6 T 138, 

190. 206 
Carteret, 35, 104 
Cartier, 173 
Cary, 139 
Cashman, 95 
Caspar, 14 

Cass, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 
Cathcart. 41 
Catlingson, 76 
Cavalje, 81 
Cavelier, 12, 144 
Cebrink, 86 
Cenci, 43 
Chamberlaine, 52 
Chambers, 54, 55. 62 
Champernowne, 60 
Chandler, 54, 91, 191 
Chapman, 69, 75, 77, 

Chappell, 205, 206 
Chardevine, 186 
Chardovine, 10 
Chase, 136, 161 
Chauner, 53 
Cheatley, 76 
Chedister, 140 
Cheevers, 55 
Chesley, 182 
Chevalje, 10 
Child, 12 
Childs. 56 
Chosell, 54 
Chower, 204 
Christien, 12 
Church, 192 
Churchill, 56, 73, 101, 

Claarwater. 152 
Claiborne, 63 
Clapp, 57 
Clarence, 207 
Clark, 63, 130, 133, 137, 

Clarke, 53, 54, 63, 71, 

75, 98, 181, 205 

Clarkson, 38, 63, 82, 

143. 148, 150, 185 
Clarkzon, 83 
Clary, 191 
Clay. 23, 28 
Clayton. 53 
Clearwater, 63 
Cleaver, 55 
Clemans, 74 
Clemens, 54 
Clerk, 145 
Clerke, 76 

Cleveland, 63, 191, 192 
Clifford, 206 
\Clinton, 38, 40, 92 
Clopper, 184. 188 
Clouwryn, 183 
Clowes, 130, 131, 132 
Co, 185 

Coaldwell, 191 
CoBb, 80 
Cobbet, 76 
Cock, 53 
Cockin, 206 
Coddington, 112 
Coebraeth, 53 
Coeney, 205 
Coeverts, 86 
Coffin, 162 
Cokkever, 190 
Colden, 162 
Coldwell, 192 
Cole, 52, 77, 79, 205 
Coles, 208 
Colet, 43 
Colethorpe, 206 
Coljer, 185 
Collens, 54 
Colman, 206 
Columbus, 163, 164, 

Colver, 197 
Combe, 67 
Combes, 63 
Commons, 86 
Comstock, 195 
Conally, 159 
Condon, 182 
Condrae, 77 
Confort, 86 
Conklin, 39, 80 
Conkling, 63 
Connel, 5 
Conningham, 9 
Connington, 206 
Constable, 52 
Constant, 63 
Conyngham, 198 
Coo, 82 
Cook, 53, 70, 74. 136, 

Cooke, 53, 56, 205, 206 
Cool. 81 
Coolidge. 69, 71 
Cooly, 183 

Cooper, 37 . 

Copley, 45 
Coppin, 75 
Copway, 162 
Corcelius. 144, 148, 183, 

188, 190 
Corcoran, 56 
Corelie, 144 
Cornbury, 128 
Cornelisse, 83, 87 
Cornelissen, 1 
Cornell, 38, 58, 62, 63, 

ii2, 174, 175 
Cornewall. 76 
Cornish, 56 
Corselius, 10, 85 
Corsen, 8, 12, 143 
Corsse, 143 

Index of Names in Volume XXII. 

2 I 

Corssen, i 

Corvvin, 159 

Cortelius, 86 

Cory, 75 

Cosyn, 148 

Cosyne, 84 

Cosyns, 10 

Cotheal. 63 

Cottcrill, 56 

Cotterman, 206 

Cottesford, 75 

Coult, 54 j/' 

Couwenhoven, 189 

Coventry, 66 

Cox, 77, 208 

Coykendall, 6} 

Cozens, 76 

Cozyn, 83 

Crane. 90, 96, 97, 98 

Crawford, 198 

Crawley, 54 

Creede, 75 

Cregier, n, 13, 147, 

Cresswell, 204 
Crigier, 12 
Crippen, 108 
Crispell, 63 
Creek, 84 
Croft, 206 
Crollius, 11, 13, 190 
Crome. 77, 204 
Crommelyn, 9, 141 
Crooke. 13 
Croscup, 182 
Croseman, 77 
Crossman, 77-80 
Crowell, 209 
Croxton, 208 
Cruger, 63, 84, 186 
Cuiler, 184 
Culler, 183 
Culver. 197 
Cumming, ,76, 77 
Cunningham, 16 
Currant, 205 
■ — Curtis, 159 
Curtuous, 75 
Cutfor, S3 
Cutt. 55 
Cutting, 58, 103 
Cuyler, 8, 63 

Da Costa, 209 
Dacres, 99 
Daily, 9. n 
Dallahood, 76 
Dallas, 23, 31 
Dally, 143, 146, 187 
Damarill. 200 
Dammering, 54 
Damuth, 134 
Dana, 60, 61 
Dane, 191 
Darling, 62, 105, 114, 

' „ 1SS1 2°S 
Dasy, 88 
Davenport, 18 
Davidson, 109 
Davies, 63 
.^-— Davis, S4, 63, 75, 77, 
Davyson, 75 
Dawson, 53, 55 
Day. 105, 185, 205, 206 
Dayle. 141 

Dayton, 41, 89, 90, 98 
Deacon, 15, 16 
Deall, 103 
Dean, 79 
De Ayala, 163 
De Bury, 123 
Decker, 4 

De Clerk, 14 

De Courval, 49 

De Dino, 49 

Deel, 144 

Deenemarken, 13 

Defenne, 190 

De Foreest, ic, 185 

De Forest, 179, 200, 201, 

De Four, 84 
De Graaf, 154, 183, 184, 

De Grauw, 9, 83, 88, 

144, 186. 190 
De Groff, 20 
De Groof, 9, 142 
De Hardt, 142 
De Hart, 8 
De Honeur, 14 
De Honneur, 145 
De Kay, 86, 187 
Delafield, 38, 63, 112 
De la Maar, 88 
Delamater, 4 
De la Metre, 9 
De la Montagne, 85, 

187, 189 
De Lancey, 37, 48, 63 
De Lancy, 143 
De Lanoy, 7, 9, 12, 183 
Dello, 54 
De Meyer, 12 
De Mildt, 14, 144, 148 
De Milt, 13, 146 
De Navarro, 56 
Denemarken, 188 
Denny, 106 
Denton, 129, 138 
De Peyster, 12, 14, 81, 

82, 83, 143, 145, 147, 

148, 150, 187 
Depons, 162 
De Pottere, 157 
Deptford, 76 
De Puisage, 200 
Depuy, 4. 152 
De P„iemer, 8, 67, 143, 

Dering, 39, 41 
Derje, 1S7' 
Deuel, 106 
Deursen, 9 
De Vaux, 157 
De Vere, 44 
De Vie, 85 
De Ville, 106 
De Voe. 8. 71, 83, 186 
De Voor, 84 
De Voie, 8 
Devotion, 198 
De Vries, 157 
Dewbery, 52 
Dewey, 56 
De Wit, 186 
De Witt, 3-6, 46, 63, 

„ J 54. i57 
Dey, 88 
Deyer, 85 
Deyo, 4, 152 
Dexter, 6 
D'Harriette, 18s 
D'Honneur, 38, 39 
Diamond, 204 
Dibdin, 122 
Dickerson, 21-33, io 4 
Dickie, 90, 95 
Dickson, 177 
Digges, 53 
Dijo. 152 
Dillingham, 209 
Dingy, 208 
Diodati, 43 
Dix, 57, 76, 105, 115, 155 

Dobs, 147 

Dobson. 76 

Docharty, 102 

Dod, 23 

Dodge, 118, 175, 209 

Dollyn, 54 

Dongan. 44 

Donskom. 13 

Doom, 86 

Doriette, 183 

Dorland,- 15 

Dorr, 195 

Dorrie, 148 

Doty, 63 

Doughty, 113 

Douglas, 197, 208 

Douglass. 158, 159 

Douroe, 83 

Douvepack, i83 

Douw, 185 

Douwe, 148 

Dow, 155 

Downes, 54 

Downey, 16 

Dows, 61 

Dowse, 61 

Drackett, 20 

Drake, 169, 173 

Draljer, 186 

Draper, 53, 157 

Dremer, 172 

Drewe, 52 

Drexel, 56 

Drinkwater, 13, 81, 187 

Drowne, 63. 113 

Druliet, 8 

Drury, 25 

Du Bois, 3. 4, 63, 114, 
151, 152, 153. 154 

Du Boisson, 108 

Duchesneau, 104 

Dudley, 53 

Duer, 62, 160, 161 

Du Four, 87 

Dugglas, 77 

Duiking, 83, 88 

Dummer, 20S 

Du Mon, 187 

I >umond, 6 

Duncan, 162 

Dunton, 53 
! Du Vail, 105. 106 
I Duyckinck, 7 

Duyckink, 141 
I Duyke, 81 

Dwiet, 12 

Dwight, 58, 177 

Dyer, 13, 85, 185. 187 

Dykman, 14, 1:5 

Dyks, 142, 146 

Fames. 59 

Eaton, 63. 74, 105, 155, 

174, 180 
Ebbets, 188 
Eckersen. 185 
Eckesen, 10 
Eddy, 103 
Edmitt, 207 
Edmunds, 52 
Edrope, 55 
Edsall. 63, 86 
Edwards, 6, 107, 203 
Eeg, 85 
Een, 152 
Eerensteyn, 144 
Egbertson, 6 
Eght. 87 
Egt. Si 
Eikk-y, 190 

Ekkerson, 185, 186, 187 
Flam, 55 
I Elderkin, 192 

Eldred, 76 

Eldring. 88 

Elery, 162 

Eliot, 59, 62, 63, 114, 

Ellakcn, 188 

Ellem, 144 

Elles, 148 

Ellicott, 158 

Ellin, 14 

Ellinge, 206 

Elliott, 25, 76, 107, no, 
151. 184 

Ellis, 11, 81, 82, 83, 106, 
185, 188 
j Ellison, 37 
I Elner, 145 

Elsword, 84, 85, 188 

Elswort, 83 
! Elsworth, 87, 88. 141, 

148, 186, 187, 188 
1 Elwyn, 158 
I Ely, 46 

Elzeworth, 9, 12, 13 

Emans. 145 
I Emerson, 58, 104 
] English, no 

Erensteyn, 14, 87, 148 
I Erkes, 12 
i Erskine, 40 

Espersen, 72, 135 

Evans, 3, 63, 204 
I Everds, 142 
] Ewing, 24 
i Ewondse, 18^. 
I Eygenberg, 86 

Faillon, 105 

Fairfax, 63, 105, 14^. 
i 150 

Fairfield, 19 

Fargo, 63 

Farmar, 82 
1 Farmer, 147 

Farragut, 72, 159 

Farringhtun, 106 
j Farrington, 56 

Faulkener, 204 

Faulkner, 205 

Favier, 146, 187 

Fayrecloth, 75 

Feewaters, 205 

Feild, 53, 54 

Fellows, 179 

Fells, 55 
I Felton. 205 

Fenix. 86 

Fenwick, 43, 44, 55 

Femvicke, 54 

Ferland, 105 

Fernow, 106, 155, 156, 

Fcrres, 206 

Ferris, 63 

Fetchet, 141 

Feyn, 82 

Field, 56. 63, 74, 136, 

ptk 59 ' 198 
r uibeen, 12 

Filkens. 8, 85, 188 

Fillmore, 107 

Filpot, 84 

Finch, 80 

Fish, 13 

Fisher, 54, 75, 186 

Fisjer, 7 

Fisk, 10S, 109 

Fisser, 85 

Fitch, 23 

Fitz Ram. h 180 

Flagler, 154 

Flamen, 85, 145 

Fleming, .82 



Index of Names in Volume XXII. 

Fletcher. 40. £3, 206 
Flower. 56, 63 
Floyd. 34. 37, 38. 30. 47 
Five, 206 
Foepert, 188 
Folleman. 7 
Fonda, 70 
Foos. 186 
Ford. 56, 76, 209 
Fordham. 37 
Forman. 82, 199 
Foster, 63, 74, 114, 179 
Fouler. 141 
Fowler, 63. 76. 204 
Fox, 52. 54 
Franklin. 62, 81. 191 
Fraser. 65 
Freeman, 72, 134 
, Freer. 151. 152, 153 
Frelinghuysen, 24, 62 
Freman. 82 
French, 8, 82, 86 
Trisbee. 58 
Frizell. 55 
Frobisher, 173 
Frontenac, 57, 104, 105 
Frost, 80, 102 
Frye, 160 
Fuller. 70. 74, 136 
Fulton, 23 
Fyn, 11, 185, 189 
Fyre, 206 

Gabry, 1 

Gachere 10 

Gacherse, 146 

Gadr-n. 14 

Gaine, 95 

Gale, 55, 69, 75, 206 

Gales. 53 

Gallops, 78 

Galloway, 82, 147 

Galoway. 7 

Galvano. 169 

Gamage, 56 

Gandsfoort, 157 

Garcia de la Plaza, 20 

Gardiner, 34, 35, 39, 40, 
41, 43, 44. 45, 46, 47, 
50, 51, 57, 105, no 

Gardner. 53, 206 

Garland, 184 

darling, 13 

Garneau, 105 

Gasherie, 4, 87 

Gaston. 63 

Gates, 196 

Gaunt, 76 

Crautier, 147 

Gautje, 81 

Gaye, 2' -6 

Gaylord, 62, 70, 71 

Geert, 88 

Gelly, 77, 206 

Gelston, 38 

Gerard. 113. 209 

Gerbrands. 85, 145 

Gererard, 83 

Gerhardi, 156 

Germain, 39 

Gcrmond. 159 

(lerrils. if: 5 . 188 

derritsc, 146 

Gerritsze, 82, 83 

Gerritze, 190 

Gerry, 63 

Gervasse, 205, 206 

Geveraat, 184 

Gholson, - 


( '. i . , , 11 1 

.iibbs. 57 

Gibcrt, 148 

Giddy. 54 
Gifford, 54, 72, 135 
Gilbert, n. 13, 53, 85, 

106, 148, 171 
Gilchrist, 70, 73 
Gildart, 150 
Gilden. 77 
Gildersley, 54 
Gilderslieve, 129, 131, 

Gillespie, 158 
Gilpin, 180 
Girlill, 54 
Glisson, 75 
Glover, 71, 133, 208. 

Goade, 55 
Godfrey, 113 
Godwin. 54 
Goederis. 9, 142 
Goelet, 1?, 85,87,142, 

146, 184, 185, 190 
Goetes, 82 
Goldringe, 206 
Gomara, 176 
Gomes, 168, 169, 170, 

„ x 7i 
Goouale. 63 

Goodfellow. 206 

Goodlad, 188 

Goodled, 13 

Goodwin, 63, in, 112, 

^ I5S 
Goodwyn, 53 

Goose. 21 

Gordon, 1S7 

Gorges. 172 

Gorny, 11, 144 

Gosherey, 186 

Gould. 56, 78, 80 

Goulding, 52, 53 

Goulet, 83 

Gouverneur, 8, 88, 185, 

Gove. 179 
Grace. 155 

Graham, 3, 4, 155 *, 

Grange,i6, 20 
Grant, 58, 73, 100, ic6 
Grastocke, 76 
Grau. 8 
Grauw, 141 
Graves, 53 
Gray, 180 

Green. 62. 73, 113, 144 
Greene, 45, 50, 54, 63, 

75- 204 
Greenloe, 206 
Greenly, 39 
Greenwood, 63. 114 
Greese, 54 
Gregory, 80 
Gresnal, 205 
Greveraat, 88 
Griffin, 103, 191, 203, 

205, 208 
Griffing, 51 

Grindy, 43, 55, no, 195 
Groen, 85 
Groesbeek, 146 
Grove, 205 
(irumme, 84 
Gryphin, 204 
Gudlaugson, 165, 166 
Guiteau, 25 
Gulek. 145 
Gurowski. • 1 ; 
Guyle, 206 

Haan, igo 
Haanrad, n 
Haarn, 183 

Haaton, 106 

Hack, 1 

Hackett. 55 

Haen, 146 

Haering, 143 

Hagen, 18 

Haig, 155 

Haight, 198, 199 

Haines, 63 

Haire, 53 

Hakluy;. 171 

Haldane, 63 

Hale, 70, 132, 137, 162 

Halfheade, 55 

Hall, 53, 112, 179, i8< 

1S1, 205 
HalTex-k, 207, 208 
Halles, 53 
Hallet, 128 
Halliot, 128 
Hallock, 58 
Ham. 16, 143, 186 
Hamilton, 57, 62 
"amnion, 76 

I ! . 1 1 J 1 1 I n ' 1 1 , yu 

Hammond, 56 
Hampe. 17 
Hancock, go, 162 
Hand, 63 
Handley, 71, 134 
Haneraet, 144 
Hanson, 209 
Hapborne, 54 
Harberd, 205 
Harbottle, 195 
Harden, 184 
Hardenberg, 82 
Hardenbergh, 157 
Hardenbroek, 10, 88, 

142, 183, 184, 188 
Hardenburgh, 5 
Harder, 19 
Hardin, 53 
Harding. 75 
Harhgenbergen, 85 
Haring, 84, 143 
Harley, 76 
Harmond. 53 
Harper, 71 
Harris, 52, 113, 139, 140, 

179, 205 
Harrison, 27, 52, 63, 180, 

Harrisson, 77 
Harsse, 81 
Harssen. 142. 189 
Hart. 138, 209 
Hartcastle, 204 
Harte, 206 
Hartley, 208 
Hartman. 71 
Hartranft. 157 
Hartwell, 53 
Harvard, in 
Harvy, 53, 76 
Harvye, 204 
Hasbrook, 63 
Hasbrouck, 3, 152, 153 
Hi cbrigge, 43 
Hasell, 63 
Haskins, 79, 80 
Hassink, 12 
Hatfield, 62,89, 9°> 95) 

, * 77 , 178 

Hatter, 106 

I [auj hurst, 208 
I [avens, 39, 41, < 
1 Live Qson, 103 
Haver, 87 
Haviland, 88 
Haw kins, 76, 204 
Hawkyns, 76 
I law lej . ' ■ 
Haxwccd, 205 

8, 103 

Hayes, 63, 76, 106, 120, 

Haynes, 53, 55, 75, 204 
Hayt, 70. 74 
Haywood, 54 
Hazard, 112 
Hazen, 177 
Heath, 53 
Hebert. 105 
Hedger. 54 
Heerman, 83, 185 
Heermance, 4 
Heermans, 84 
Heermanse, 152 
Hegeman, 154 
Heitaker, 142 
Hellakes, 7 
Helling, 13, 189 
Helter, 13 
Hems, 56 
Henderson, 106, 113, 

133- x 37 
Hendrikse, 187 
Henion, 9 
Hennen, 144 
Hennigar, 181, 182 
Herder, 188 
Hereman. 85, 143 
Herlulfsson, 165 
Herps, 10 
Herrick, 193 
Herring, 186 
Herringman, 44 
Herrman, 1, 2, 3, 57, 

6?, 113 
Hertel, 183 
Hewling, 53 
Heyer, 83, 84, 88, 144, 

183, 184, 185 
Heyward, 78 
Hibon, 85, 142 
Hicks, 63 
Higgins, 77 
Hill, 54, 62, 60, 71, 195, 

Hillegas, 162 
Hilyard. 56 
Hinds, 139 
Hitteg, 144 
Hix, 53 
Hixon. 77 
Hixson, 55 
Hoagland, 63 
Hoard, 70, 135 
Hodge, 158 
Hodgets, 77 
Hodgson, 53 
Hoes, 63, no, in, 127 
Hoffman, 69, 71, no 
Hofman, 189 
Holcomb, 133, 137 
Holcombe, 63 
Holdridge. 70, 73 
Holland, 55 
Holman, 106 
Holmes. 76. 208 
Holsapel, 146 
Hoist, 14, 144 
Horn, 184 
Homes, 54, 204 
Horns, 184 
Hone, 112. 151 
Honnywell. 205 
Hoofrhanin, 14 
Hoogelandt, 141 
Hoogland, 8, 9, 10, 12, 

13, 14, 184 
Hooglandl, S3, 145 
Hoogtelling, 152 

I I. "'per, 106 

Hoornbeck, 5 
Hopkins, 53, 63, 75, 
104, 113, 208, 209 

Index of Names in Volume XXII. 


Hopkinson, 97 
Hoppe, 8, 12, 14, 83. 85, 

87, 142, 147, 185, 

Hopper, 146 
Hopson, 63 
Hornor, 158 
Horsford, 41 
Horth, 75 
Horton, 19. 192 
Hough, 196, 197, 205 
II ult, 75 
House. 75 
Hoveling. 88 
Hovclring, 88 
Howard, 35, 50, 63, 77, 

Howe, 62, 91, 94, 95, 96 
Howland, 112, 2 7 
Howse. 205 
Hudday. 204 
Huddy. 93 
Hudson, 163, 174 
Hughes, 208 
Hugo. 54 
Hull. 98, 99 
Humfrey, 204 
Humphreys. 113 
Huiisdon, 52 
Hunt, 79, 208 
Hunter. 10, 141, 190 
Huntington, 63, 197, 

Huntt, 185 
Huntting, 133, 137 
Hurry. 63, 162 
Hutchinson, 37, 205 
Hutton, 46, 54 
Huyler. go, 91, 92, 93, 

94, 95^ 96, 98 
Hyatt, 72, 106, 175 
Hyde, 63, 195, 196. 208, 

Hyer, 7, 10, 142 

Idcssen. 9 
lies. 53 
Ingle. 77 
Ingraham. 63 
Ingram. 171 
Inman. no 
Innis. 150 
Ireland, 63 
Irving. 112, 116 
Ivcrson, 52 
Izzard, 53 

Jackson, 25, 75, 95, 2^4 
Jacobs, 8, 184, 189 
Jacobze, 84, 87 
Jakson, 10, 84 
James, 13, 55, 56, 155, 

179, 204 
Jansen. 5, 144, 147 
Jansse, 83, 84, 86, 87, 

142, 143, 148, 1S9 
Janssen. 147, 188, 189 
Jarvis, 189 
Jay, 63, 103 
Jeats, 10 
Jeffers. 141 
Jefferson, 23, 208 
Jeffery. 56 
lemyn. 18S 
Jenkins. 162 
Jenney, 129 
Jerome, 52, 54 
Jerris. 142 
Jessop. in 
Jesup. 63 
Jewell, no 
Jewett, 196 
Jewitt, 63 


Jione, 204 

Jogues. 173 

Johnson, 29. 39, 47, 51, 

53i 54- 5 6 , 58, 62,63, 

75, 109, 198, 204, 

Johnston, 62, 180 
T "linc. 72 
Jonas, 88 
Jones, 34, 37, 38, 39, 46, 

47, 48,. 53, 63, 75,77, 

148. 161 
Jongbloed, 11 
Joplyn, 76 
Jordan, 53, 114 
Joseph, 20 
Joy, 161 
Joyncr, 77 
Judson, 162 
Jurriansz, 143 
jusdin, 54 

Karlsefne, 165 
Katherns, 205 
Kayes, 204 
Keeble, 131 
Keep, 70, 133, 137 
Keith. 128 
Kellat, 207 
Kellogg, 48, 63, 70, 
Kelsey, 136 
Kembel, 85 
Kemble, 9. 13, 113 
Kemmer, 11 
Kempe. 2 7 
Kendall. 76 
Kendrick, 162 
Kennedy, 177 
Kennynge. 205 
Kent, 200 
Kerby, 15, 16 
Kermer. n, 1S5. 188 
Kerr. 181 
Kershaw. 69, 72 
Kersceng, 86, 189 
Kersting. 83 
Kesick. 67 
Ketcham. 63 
Ketelhuin, 84, 85 
Keteltas, 14, 145 
Ketle, 55 
Kevmishe, 204 
Kidd, 45 
Kidder. 63 
Kidyer. 77 
Kierstede, 10, 13, 

108, 143, 145, 189 
Kilin, 21 
Kilmaeswz, 189 
Kimber, 141 
King, 49. 53, 55, 57, 

62, 63, 10=;, 113. 1 

157, 160, 161, 1 

Kingsbury, 78, 79 
Kinnear, 63 
Kinnet. 56 
Kinney, 23 
Kip, 8. 10, 12, 13, 81 

85. 86, 145, 147. 1 

184, l88, I90, 210 

Kippin, 178 
Kirby, 55, 162 
Kirke, 76, 204 
Kirkland, 193 
Kirkman, 53" 
Kissam, 107 
Kissock, 67 
Kisuyck, 67 
Kittel. 187 
Klarson, 83 
Klok. I4 
Kloppci, 83, 88 


Klouwor, 85 

Knegt, 189 
Knight, 205, 206, 207 
Knoblock, 17 
Knoweles, 53 
Knowles, 55, 179, 1S1, 

Knowlton, 104 
Koek, Si, 04 
Koely, 86 
Kokkeveer, 83 
Kokkever, 142 
Koning, 88, 142, 146, 

147. 185. 186, 189 
Kool. 157, 183 
Korssen, 146 
Kortregt, 14, 83, 185, 

Koster, 85. 183 
Kranny, 86 
Kregier, 84 
Krom, 4, 151, 152 
Kuiler, 189 
Kuiper, 86, 143. 188 
Kunstman, 171 
Kuyper, 8, 88, 144, 745, 

Kuypers, 82 
Kyte, 206 

Labach, 145 

Lachier, 146 

Lacy, 2 7 

Lake, 86, 147, 184 

Lam, 82, 87, 146, 147, 

Lamare, 9 
La Matere, 142 
Lamb, 7. 12, 63, 86, 143, 

146, 195 
Lambert, =2 
Lamberton, 63 
Lammerdze, 183 
Lammerse, 13, 14, 86, 

Lammersz, 87 
La Mont. 17 
Landsdell, 206 
Lane, 41, 43, 73, 76, 136 
Langdon, 118, 189 
Lang ford, 204 
Langton, 206 
Lanier, 62 
Lankford, 76 
Lanmerse, 14 
Lansinck, 157 
Lansing. 71, 187 
Larmond, 106 
Lashly, 147 
Latham. 174 
Latner, 206 
Laton, 84, 85, 187 
Latting, 58, 77, 102, 103. 

104, 113 
Laurens, 84 
Laurenz, 82 
Laurier, 12, 87 
Laval, ii.4 
Laverditre, 105 
Law, £33, 137 
Lawne, 204 
Lawrence, 10, 13, 25, 

34, 35, 36, 54, 63, 98, 

99, 186, 197, 209 
Lawton. 63 
Lazarus, no, 1C2 
Leacock, 75 
Leake, 205 
Learning. 64 
Ledyard, 47, 157 
Lee. 41, 54. 57, 64, 76, 

97, 143, 190, x 9 6 , 

Lefever, 4. 23 
Lefferts, 145. 177, 181 
Le Moine, 65 
Lemon. 75, 76 
Le Montes, 7, 83 
Lenox, 112 
Lent, 10, 82, 87 
Lepin, 157 
Lerefaict, 205 
Leroy. 64. 150. 157 
Lescher, 190 
Lisjer, 83, 145, 146 
Lesser, 82 
Lets. 85 
Letlin, 102, 158 
Lewby, 205 
Lewis. 22, 56 
Leynsen, 11, 12 
Levsler. 8 

L'Hommedieu, 38, 41 
Liesbeth, 10 
Lieversen. 186 
Lightfoote, 76 
Linde. 148 
Linsey. 206 
Lintron, 75 
Lippincott. 91, 93, 94 
Litleton. 53, 206 
Litterd. 54 
Little, 64 
Livingston, ig, 40, 41, 

44, 48, 49, 61, 64, 81, 

88, 108, no, 104 
Lloyd, 34, 36, 64 
Lockhart, 180 
Loe. 55 
Long, 76 
Loockersman, 2 
Lookerman, 108 
Lord. 77, 196. 198 
Loring, 92 
Lorraine, 68 
Lory, 84, 145 
Lossing, 89, 90, 91, 97, 

Lot. 87. 144, 1S3 
Lott. 190 
Louer. 141 
Lourens, 144 
Loutet. 14 
Louw. Si. 86, 152, 

153. 154-184 
Loveday, 70 
Low, 8. 1 ; ,, 
Lowenson. im 
Lowrey, 133, 137 
Ludlow. 35, 39, 46, 47, 

Lugard, 66 
Luis. 184 
Lush, 51 
Luwes, Si. 183 
Luwis, 186, 187 
Lyell. 69 
Lyle, 64 
Lyllam, -5 
Lynch, 88 
Lynde, 196 
Lynsen, to, 141, 147 
Lynssen, 144 
Lynsze, 87 

Macaulay, 19 
Mackay-Smith, 64, 105 
Maclay, 64 
Madison, 42. 119 
Magannis, 77 
vlagdanel, 13 
Magellan. 169 
Magoon, 62 
Maitland. in 
Major. 205 
Makbrok, 145 



Index of Names in Volume XXII. 

■ 9- 

Makpees, 12 
Makvethers, 83 
Malignes, 54 
Mallerd. 77 
Mallery, 198 
Man, 54, 85. 142 

Mandeviel, 83 
Mann. 64 
Manny, 145 
Marble, 197 
Marcelusse, 87 
March, 55 
Marchalk, 81 
Marham, 77 
Maris, 145 
Markel, 183 
Mario, 52 
Marlton. 55 
Marquand, 56, 64 
Marrener, 90, 91, 
Marret, 76 
Marrick, 79 
Marron. 163, 166 
Marryat. 89 
Marschalck. 84 
Marschalk, 8, n, 147, 

183, 188, 190 
Marsh. 53, 54, 70, 132, 

'36, 137 
Marshalk, 86 
Marshall, 55, 196 
Marshe, 77 
Martin, 55, 205, 206 
Martine, 75, 76 
Martyr, 169, 170 
Marvin, 196. 206 
Mason, 55, 60, 161 
Massey, 71 
Mather, 64, 191 
Mathewes, 204, 205 
Mathews, 54 
Mathewson, 179 
Matlocke, 77 
Matt. 13 
Mattheus, 141 
Matthis, 189 
Mattoon, 58 
Mattson, 53 
Maulin, 14, 82 
Maundeviel, 9, 12 
Mawson, 205 
Maybanke, 75 
Mayden, 14s 
Maynarcl, .05 
Mazier, 81 
McAdams. 37, 39 
McCall. 179 
McClellan, 51, 120 
McConnell, 60, 158 
McDonald, 15 
McDowell, 67, 134, 138 
McKay, 80 
Mcl.achlan, 41 
McLean, ji 
McLellan, 100, 101 
McMaster, 62 
McNab, 180 
McPherson, 71, 133 
Mead, 72, 134, 135 
Medlicote. 55 
Mellsam, 204 
Mc 1, hash, 85 
Melsbog, 183 
Merbury, 55 
Mercer. 206 
Meredith, 195 
Mcrkel, 153 
Mcrritt, 64, 66, 208, 209 
Mesier, 87, 143, 184 
Mesjerol, 187 
Metcalfe, 204 
Metker, 85 

Meyer, 10, n, 12, 13, 

81, 82, 86, 143, 146, 

Meyers, 143 
Michel!, 205 
Micrison. 54 
Midlemore. 77 
Midleton, 55, 204 
Miller, 10, 23, 147, 158, 

Mills, 54 
Mil ward, 128 
Mince, 204 
Minthorn, 7, 141, 142, 

Minthorne, 82, 187, 188 
Miserol. 13, 141, 148 
Mitchell. 175, 209 
MkEvers. 10 
Moncrief, 91 
Mond. 55 
Monke, 53 
Monroe. 42, 207 
Montagne, 7, 10, n, 13. 

Montanje. 85, 86, 87, 

185, 186 
Montgomery, 64, 65, 

66, 97, 162 
Montpesson, 128 
Moone. 84, 206 
Moore, 64, 103, 113 
Mor, 76 
More. 123 
Morehouse. 53 
Morgan, 48, 64, 76, 158 
Morneshawe, 52, 53 
Morris, 47. 72, 190, 207 
Morrison, 74 
Morse, 200 
Morton, 64 . 
Mott. ii2, 146, 175 
Moulin, 8 
Moysies. 206 
Mucksedge, 53 
Mulbisse, 205 
Mulford, 41, 62. 64 ■« 
Mullam, 206 
Munsell, 133, 137 
Murcott, 55 
Murphy, 32 
Murray, 66, 113 
Murrine, 54 
Musgrave, 55 
Myer, 185, 186, 187 
Mynar, 143 
Myners, 146 
Mynett, 205 

Nack, 146 
Nagel, 143 
Kak. 14, 183, 186 
Naptcn, 76 
Nash. 206 
Navarrette, :69 
Navarro, 64 
Neave, 76 
Nedds, 76 
Neger, 7 
Neilson, 16, 199 
Nelson, 36, 104 
Nersmith, 85 
Netherland, 77 
Nevins, 91 
Ncwbold, 45 
Newby, 205 
Newcome, 77 
Newes, 55 
Newkerk, 4, 5 
Newlin, 208 
Nicholls, 206 
Nichols, 53, 75 
Nicholson, 206 

Nicoll, 34, 37, 38, 39. 41 
Nicolls, 35. 38, :38 
Nieirkerk, 147 
Nieuwkerck, 88 
Nights, 148 
Nipping, 204 
Noah, 162 
Noble, 179 
Norbery, 76 
Norris. 70, 73, 205 
North. 70, 73 
Norton, 72, 205 
Norwood, 81, 183 
Noten, 143 
Nottingham, 3 
Nowland, 16, 17 
Noyes, 64. 196 

Oakes, 188 

Oakey, 67 

Oakley, 5 

Oblinus, 87 

Obryn. 55 

O'Callaghan, 59 

Ockwell, 54 

O'Connell, 18 

Ofrley, 77 

Ogden, 23, 90, 106, 130, 

150, 151 
Ogelvie. 84 
Olders, 147 
Olferts, 14,83 
Oliver, 67 : 159 
Olivier, 10 
Olney, 58 
Olphers, 188 
Oltgeldt. 14 
Onderdonk, 37, 91, 92, 

94- 175 
O'Neele, 208 
Onkelbach, 188 
Onkelbag, 11, 12 
Oosterloom, 14 
Oothout, 9 
Oothouwt, 84, 86 
Oothowdt, 14 
Openwael, 83 
Orpinn, 204 
Osborn, 67 
Osbourne, 207 
Osterhout, 153 
Ostrander, 154 
Ot, 85, 144, 148 
Oudt, 12 
Outman, 185 
Ouwtmans, 183 
Overton, 193 
Owen, 36, 64, 76 
Owens, 153 
Oyls, 81 

Paalding, 83, 145, 148, 

Packer, 77, 79. 204 
Paers, 184, 187 
Page, 77 
Paine, 21, 53, 59, 64, 

193, 207 
Paldin<;, 8, 10 
Palhatchet, 77 
Paling, 7, 8 
Pallan, 137 
Pallcoke. 55 
Palmer, 64, 70, 74, 136 
Pamerton, 145 
Pannier, 206 
Parci I. 9, 145, 186 ^ 

Paris, 64, 100, 101 
Parker, 17, 62, 64, 75, 

Parkman, 62, 105 
Parncll. 206 
Parsel. 84 , 

Parsons, 64 

Part on, 112 

Partridge, 180 

Pasman, 193 

Passage, 71 

Pate. 54 

Paterson, 57, 206 

Pattan, 133 

Paulse, 142 

Paulsze, 183 

Paulus. 85, 144 

Paulusse, 85, 143 

Paybody, 55 

Payne, 21, 39, 75, 206 

Peabody, 64 

Pease. 132, 137 

Peck. 77, 80 

Peek, 7, 8, u. 14. 83. 

143, 147, 148, 185, 

186, 193, 194 
Peel, 66 

Peers, 11, 81, 185 
Peffer, 18; 
Pel, 87, 141, 143, 179, 

Pell, 7, 8, 11, 64, 112 
Pels, 9, 14, 82, 84, 141, 

'44. *47i M, 157. 

186, 187, 190 
Pelton. 133, 137 
Pennington, 23 
Pepper. 55, 76 

Percel, 88 

Percival, 196 
Percy, 41 
Perill, 76 
Perkes, 205 
Pcrrine, 68, 69, 70 
Perrot, 104 
Perry, u 
Persel, 184 -^_ 
Persen, 5, 6 
Pert. 55 
Pett, 56, 204 
Pew. 53 
Phelps, 58, 103 
Pheni.x, 7 
Philips, 147 
Philipse, 14, 81, 82, i3 
Phillips, 204 
Phcenix. 60 
Pickle, 18 
Pickles, 179 
Pickup, 182 
Pierce, 19R 
Pierson, 52 
Pieters, 10, 186 
Pieterse, 12, 81, 87, 186 
Pietersen, 86 
Pieterson, 85 
Pietersse, 83 
Pietersze, 183 
Piket, 81 
Pinder, 204 
Pinnox, 206 
Pinson, 164 
Piper, 180 
Pirkin, 55 
Pit. t 4 
Pitt, 13. 76 
Pizigani, 163 
Piatt, 19, 38, 178 
Plomer, 53 
Plowright, 75 
Plummer, 64 
Poel, 142, 184 
Poenix, 54 
Poillon, 64 
Polhamus, 157 
Polk, 30, 31 
Poison, 113 
Pommery, 88 
1 Pomre, 8 


Index of Names in Volume XXII. 

Southwick, 113 
Sorvenstccn, 85 
Spaan, 88 
Sparrow, 53 
Spencer, 43, 54, 61, 62 

75, '23 
Spicer, 76, 206 
Spier, 142 
Spoor. 185 

Sprague, 195 

Springer, iSd, 189 
Spurr, 181 
Staar, 183 
Staats, 7 
Stacy, 75 
Staf. 147 
Stagwell, 25 
Stamack, 75 
Stannidge, ;s 
Stanton. 64. 206 
Staples, 50, 206 
Stapleton. 206 
Starkweather, 72 
Starr. 111 
Starsmore, 54 
Stayner, 205 
Steaken, 76 
Stebard, 75 
Stebbing, 205 
Steinme',.3, 1^7 
Stetson. 136 
Stevens. 14, 47 49. 64, 

77. ios 
Stevenson. 19, 186 
Steventon, 55 
Stewart. 57, 69, 98, 99, 

104. 105 
Stey, 85 
Stickings, 56 
Stickney, 133, 157 
Stidel, 84 

Stiles. 51, 64 

Stilwell, 64, 113 

Stirling, 62, 89, 90, 98 
Stirrupp, 76 
Stoatenburg, 141 
Stock ti - 
Stokes. 64 
Stokliolm. 12 
Stone. 64, 193 
Stonhowse, 235 
St' inner. 75 
Stor.nerd, 76 
Storer, 90, 96 
S orey, 90, 94 
Storky. 204 
Story, 53 
Stouber, 144, 189 
Stout. 1 1 
St iut< nburg, 141, 148, 

186. 190 
Stoutenburgh. 143 
StOUWtenburg, 1S7 
Streddar, 53 
Streder, 144 
Street, 76 
Stringer, - 
trong , p. 3S, 43, 47, 

■ . . 1 j6. 209 
. ycker, 67 
^trykcr, 57, 64, 67, 90, 

94. 98 
Stuart. 56, £4. 105 
Stubbs. 76 
Stuiver, 87 
Sturdy, 205 
Stuyvesant, 1, 2 
Styicman. 55 
Styles, 205 
Stymetz, 83 
Stymson, 75 
Styn, 190 
Stynmets, S4 

Stynmetz, 87 
Summers. 55 
Sunderlin, 70, 73, 135 
Sunol. 56 

Sutherland, 192, 208 
Sutphin, 64 
Swaan, 7, 87 
Swansich, 183 
Svvanton, 205 
Swart, 157 
Swarthout. 42, 64 
Swits. 1 S 
Sylvester, 8, 58 
Symense, S 
Symons, 75, 146 

Tabor, 203 

Taljuw, ii 

Tallmadge, 38, 64 

Talon, 104 

Tandy, 76 

Tang, 88 

Tapley, 76 

Tappe, 157 

Tappen. 4 

Tarp, 84, 185 

Taylor, 32, 46, 47, 55, 

180, 194, 206 
Teboe, 86 
Telford, 36 
Teller. 141, 145 
Temple, 36 
Ten Broeck, 7, 8, 156, 


Ten Brock, 82, 87, 141, 
142, 146, 147, 183, 


Ten Eyck. 3, 4, 7, 11, 

13, 68, 69, 71, 144. 

Ten Evk 81, 82, 142, 

183, 1S4, 187, 189 
Terhune, 67 
Terneur, 87 
Terp, 148 
Terwilger, 152 
Tevo, 147. 187 
Thalheimer. 69 
Thatford, 16 
Thayer, 78, 79, 133, 

Theobalds. 10, n, 54 - 
Thomas, 38, 87, 90, ioo, N 

127, 129. 130, 132, 

136, 204, 208 
Thomes, 209 
Thompson, 33-51, 56, 

62, 64, 66-74, IT °, 

132-141, 160, 162, 

204, 208, 209 
Thomson. 106, 131-140, 

142, 159 
rh prig, i»4 
Tnorley. 205 
Thorne, 46. 54, 75, 174- 

Thornell, 205 

Thornton, 52, 53, 77 
Thrasher, 78 

Throgman, 206 
Thunder, 54 
rhurman. 147 
Thwaites, 113 
Tibouwt, 188. 189 
Tiebout. 8, 11, 12. £5, 

142, 183 
Tiebouwt, 143, 187 
Tienhoven, 142, 144, 

Tietsoort, 10 
Tilburg, 183 
Tilje. 85 
fillinghast, 1:0 

Timson, 139 
Tittle, 144 
Titus, 112 
Tjek, 7 
Tobey, 18, 19 
Todd, 118 
Todhunter 43, 46 
Tompkins, 49. 194 
Tompson, 52,54,55. 66. 

77, 138, 204 
Tomson, 139 
Tooker, 74 
Toppen, 159 
Topping, 1 [4 
Torrey, 161 
Towler, 53 
Towneley, 35 
Towner. 70 
Tovvnsend, 64, 177, 178. 

'/->• 182 
Travers, 26 
'1' red well, 177 
Trenchaid, 64 
Trueman, 179 
Trumpour, 15 
Tryon, 41 
Tucker, 185 
Tuckerman. 64 
Tukker, 9, 10, 11 
Tunnell. 106 
Tunstall, 36 
Tuphe'n, 113 
Turelott, 54 
Turk, S, 11, 82, 86, 88, 

141, 144, 145, 183, 

186, 187, 188, 189, 

Turner, 55, 206 
Turnure, 105 
Tuttle, 60 
Tutty, 206 
Twintyman, 183 
Tyler, 41, 48 

Ubley. 75 

Uit den Bogaart, 84 

Uitdenbogard, 190 

Uittenbogaard. 141 
Uittenbogart, 8, 10 
Uyttenbogaert, 145 
Unatt, 200 
Underhill. 112 
Urquhart, 128 

Vaghan, 55 

Vail, 64, 69 

\ ajer, 7 

Valentine, 80, 209 

Valentyn, 13, 146 

Van, 54 

Van Aarnem, Si, 82, 85, 

Van Amen, 190 
Van Arnhem. 145 
Van Auken, 64 
Van Bendhuizen, 1S8 
Van Benschoten, 57, 

\ an Benthuysen, 145 
Van Bossen, 163 
Van Brug. 81. 88 
Van Buren. 2s. 26, 27, 

30, 31, 73, 136 
Van liur > 
Van Gussum, 8 
Van Biiuren, 13 
Van Cortland, 7, 9 
Van Cortland 83. 187 
Van Cortlandt, 14, 41 
Van Cortlant. 1 \ 
Van Dam. 12. 85, 141, 

148, 157, 184 

Van de Bogaard. 154 
Van de Brookes, 75 
Van den Berg, 85, 14a/, 

183, 1:5, 190 
Vandenburg, 72, 135 
Vanden Heul. 184 
Vander Beck, 11 
Vanderbilt. 56, 64, 155 
Vanderburgh. 4 
Vanderdonk, 2 
Vander Crist, 84. 145 
Vander Heul. 8, 9, 86 
Vander Heyde, 147 
Vander Hoel. 143, 185 
ander Hocvenden, 
Vanderhoof, 51 
Vanderklyf, 103 
Vander Linde, 147 
Vander Menten, 157 
Vander Palm, 62 
Vander Spiegel. 10, S4 
Vander Vechte, 157 
Vander Voorst, 14S 
Vander Voort, 157, 15S, 

Van Deurse. 81, 82 
Van Deursen, 9, 11, 85, 
143, 146, 147, 103. 
184, 187 
Van Deurssen, 7, 88 
Van Deurszen, 84 
Vande Voort. 13, 14 
Vande Water. 7, 8, 11, 
12, 81, 88, 144, 1S5. 
Van Duin, 86 
Van Duyn, 186 
Van Dyck. 157 
VanDyk, 11. 14,81, 145 
Van Dyke, 58 
Vane. 44 
Van Enden. T54 
Van Celder, 8, y. 11, S2, 
84, 85, 87, 14.:, 14;. 
148, 1S3. 1S4, 187, 
Van Cevcren. 84 
Van Grum, 188 
Van Hardenberg, 2 
Van Heyninge, 82 
Van Hi hi, 

142. 146, 189, 190 
Van Hoeven, 157 
Van Horn, 150 
Van Home, 10, 85, C6, 
14 , 146, 147, 148, 
Van Imburg, 81, 185 
Van Keuren. S 
Van Kingswil, 81 
Van Kordand, 13, 141 
Van Laar, 8. 147 
Van Loon, 5 
Van Marken, 157 
Van Mepel, 87 
Van Mepelen, 7, 12 
Van Nes, [4 ; 
Van Ness, 68, 6,. 

133, 138 
\ an Nessen, 157 
Van Nest, 72, 73 
Van Neste, 68, 09 
Vannondker, 52 
Van Norden. 7, 8. 9, :o, 
64. 83, 85. 141, 142, 
148. 1S3. 187. 190 
Van Nostrand, i-j 
Van Olsi, 85 
Van Oort. 13, 147 
Van Orden. 6, 14, 83, 
86. 87, 142, 14.5. 147, 

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Poole, 52, 72, 75 
Poory, 54 
Pope. 19 
Popelesdorf, 190 
Poppelsdorf, 146 
Pore, 54 
Porter, 209 
Post. 84, 196 
Potter, 7, 62, 105, 145, 

148. 186 
Potts, 24, 158, 184 
Poulse, 9, 11 
Poulsen, 9 
Poulus, 148 
Poulusse, 88, 141, 146 
Poundsett, 55 
Pouwels, 146 
Powel, 106 
Powell, 54, 206, 208 
Prall, 43, 46 
Pratt, T93 
Price, 16, 54, 109, 206, 

Prichard, 76 
Prime, 49, 161 
Priton, 193 
Procter, 76 
Proctor, 208 
Provoost, 14, Si, 32, 88, 

142, 143, 146, 183, 

185, 186, 208 
Pruyn, 15, 20, 56, 64, 75, 

Pultrow, 11 
Putnpelly. 21, 62, 64, 

Purchas, 206 
Purchett, 55 
Purdy, 205 

Purple, 60, 64, 104, 114 
- Pursell, 76 

Putnam, 45, 156 
Pye, 74, 75, 136 
Pygott, 53 

Quackenbosch, 144, 157 
Quakkenbos, 10 
Quakkenbosch. 7, 19, 87 
Queen, 6 
Quigley, 90, 91, 96 
Quik, 7, 10, 11, 84, 88, 

Quinlan, 70, 73, 74 
Quintard, 56 

Radechffe, 106 
Ral, 142 
Rail, 188 
Ramsay, 11 1 
Randall, 158 
Ranous, 72, 134 
Rapalje, 83, 148, 176, 

177, 190 
Rapelya, 158 
Rattermann, 57 
Raum, 62 
Rawlins, 53, 54 
Rawlinson, 123 
Ray, 46, 49 

Raymond, 61, 105, 106 
Rayner, 206 
Read, 56, 64, 80 
Reade, 53, 150 
Redal, 1 
Redmond, no 
Reed, 64, 159, 194 
Reeder, 20 
Rees, 157 
Reeve, 77 
Reignolds, 54, 76 
Reinders, 88 
Reithmuller, 62 
Remmant, 75 

Remsen, 47 
Renaudet, 9 
Rensselaer, 184 
Rew, 76 

Reynders, 83, 143, 1&5 
Rhinelander, 105 
Rhodes, 76 
Ribeiro, 170 
Richard, 13, 184 
Richards, 53, 143, 160 
Richbell, 112 
Riche, 185 
Riches, 76 
Ricketson, 179 
Ridgeway, 52 
Riker, 113 
Ringo, 144 
Rives, 160 

Rivington, 91, 92, 93, 95 
Robberson, 82 
Robblee, 182 
Roberts, 54, 62, 76, 205, 

Robertson, 74, 136 
Roberval, 170 
Robinson, 16, 45, 53, 64, 

76, 104, 112, 198, 205 
Robson, 180, 182 
Rodenbough, 162 
Rodgers. 106 
Rodgcrson, 106 
Rodman, 112 
Roe, 75, 206 
Rogers, 48, 55, 78 
Roll, 7, 141 
Rolph, 52 
Rome, 81, 82, 84, 86, 186, 

Romeyn, 64 
Romme, 7, n, 12, 13 
Rook, 142 
Rooke, 75, 76 
Roome, 10, 55, 88, 141, 

144, 145, 148, 185, 

Roorbach, 141 
Roorbag, 8 
Roosa, 151, 152, 153 
Rooseboom, 145 
Roosevelt, 8, 10, 64, 145, 

Rosa, 153 
Roseboom, 84, 88 
Rosecrans, 5 
Roseveldt, 81, 184 
Rosevelt, 188 
Roskell, 150 
Ross, 15, 16, 19 
Rottery, 183 
Rounds, 79 
Rouw, 188 
Rowe, 55, 133, 137 
Rowles, 204 
Rowley, 52 
Royston, 54 
Rozeveldt, 14, 142, 183 
Rozevelt, 143 
Ruddy, 52 
Ruggles, 177, 180 
Rumiff, 118 
Rumney, 55 
Rumsey, 16 
Rusco, 80 
Rush, 41 
Rushforth, 204 
Rushmore, 80 
Rusje, 11 
Ruskin, 124 
Russell, 54, 75, 206 
Rut, 170 
Rutgers, 10, 12, 13, 83, 

84, 87, 141, 143, 144, 

145, 147, 184, 187 

Rutherfurd, 103 

Ruthingam, 205 

Rutter, 64 

Rycke, 147 

Ryder. 16, 21 
^Ryers, 188 
""Ryke, 8, 88, 145, 148 

Rykman, 189 

Ryley, 76 

Ryme. 205 

Rynders, S, 9, 148 

Sabrisco. 8, ic, 146, 148, 

o l8 7 

Sage, 50, 56, 64 

Sah'.er, 154 

Saint Gelais, 170 

Salisbury, 85 

Sallee, 139 

Salter, 91. 179 

Saltonsta'.l, 44 

Sambury, 189 

Sammis, 80 

Sammon, 53, 83, 141 

Samon, 76 

Sampson, 46, 48 

Samuell, 205 

Sandon, 52, 76 

Sands, 47, 174, 175, 177, 

186, 199 
Sanuto, 163 
Sapcoate, 77 
Sappel, 85 
Satterlee, 50, 51 
Saunders, 55, 196, 204 
Savage, 149, 150 
Sawkins, 56 
Sawyer, 79 
Say, 43 

Scampion, 205 
Scarlett, 43 
Schaats, 183 
Schamp, 13, 14, 148, 157, 

Schell, 64 

Schenck, 92, 140, 157 
Schermerhoorn, 11, 146 
Schermerhorn, 64 
Scheurman, 66 
Schieffelin, 64 
Schilman, 11, 86 
Schmidt, no 
Schoffel, 187 
Schofield, 101 
Schooler, 76 
Schoonhoven, 157 
Schoonmaker, 5, 64, 

_ '52 

Schopman, 188 
Schot, 146, 184, 186 
Schott, 12 
Schuiler. 84, 188 
Schuet, 144 
Schureman, 91 
Schut, 85 
ScLuurman, 6^ ,4, 131, 

Schuyler, 5, 7, io, 64, 

67. 69, 84, 187 
Score, 207 
Scott, jo, 205, 208 
Scovil, 1S1 
Seabery, 206 
Seaman, 39, 106, 112 
Seamarke, 77 
Sebering, 8 

Scbring, 82, 145, 188 V 
Secalart, 170 
Seckcrley, 145 
Seeler, 52 
Selden, 196 
Sele, 43 
Sellars, 77 


Selover, 141 

Sens. 83 

Sequence, 77 

Sergeant, 23 

Serly. 187 

Serra, 203 

Seton, in 

Sevenoogen, 185 

Sewall, 208 

Seward, 64 

Sewell. 58 

Seymour. 70, 105, 155 

Seyward. 52 

Shakespeare, 76, 106 

Sharpe, 62 

Shavelje, 144 

Shaw. 153, 206 

Shawe. 55 

Shear, 64 

Shebo. 190 

Sheerman, 85 

Sheldon, 209 

Shepherd, 59, 208 

Sheppard, 36 

Sherer, 106 

Sheridan, ioo- 

Sherley. 75 

Sherman, 64, 100, 101, 

Sherwood, 135 

Shile, 147 

Shippen, 41 

Shirley, 160 

Shonke, 76 

Shorter, 77 

Shrady, 1 4 

Sibley, 35 

Sibo, 82 

Sickels, 7, 106 

Sickles, 64 

Siggels, 188 

Sikkels. 143 

Silke. 76 

Simmons, 206 

Simon, 17, 144 

Simpson, 55 

Sims, 142 

Sinclaar, 141 

Sinnickson, 62 

Sipkens, 188 

Sjoet, 8, 14, 143 

Skerratt, 206 

Skerrett, 206 

Skilman, 88, 188 

Skingle, 75 

Skipper. 55 

Slater, 195 

Sleeman, 97 

Sleightam, 74, 136 

Slidel, 147, 189 

Slot, 143 

Slover, 86, 134, 147 

Smallwood, 48 

Smit, 82, 144, 188, 190 

^mith, 7, 8, 12, 15, 17, 
34> 3£ 36, 38,39,41, 
51, 5^. . 54, 55, 64, 
80, 83, 88, . -, 140 
146, 174, 1&5, o; 
198, 204, 206, 2C. 

Smyth, 64 

Sneden, 178, 179, 180 

Snet, 82 

Snider, 182 

Snover, 72 

Snyder, 87, 144, 183, 

Sm tman, 183 
Somcrendyk, 7, 142 
Somers, 98 
Soubcr. 189 
Southard, 24 

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Van Pelt, 84, 142, 148, 1 

Van Pera, 142 
Van Ranst. ,3, 145. 189 
Van Ravesteyn 
Van Rensselear. 38, 41, 

?7' ''->> io 5 
Van Sanden. 157 
Van Sant. 148 
Van Schayk, 141, 183, 

Van Sent, 143 
Van Seys. 8, 9 
Van Seysen, 12 
Van Sichele, 145 
Van Siclen, 64, T14, 159 
Van Sikkelen, 185 
Van Slyk. 85 
Van Solingen. 87 
Van Sys, n, 141 
Van Syse. 88. 146, 186 
Van Taarling, 12. 13 
Van Taerling, 187 
Van Teerling, 1S7 
Van Tilburg, 190 
Van Tuyl.S4, 186 
Van Tvvillcr. 1 
Van Vechten, 146 
Van Vegten, 81, 82, 189, 

Van Veurden. 147 
Van Vlek, 8, 189 
Van \'lekken, 141 
Van Vliet, 152, 154 
Van Voorhis, 64 
Van Voorst. 157 
Van Vorst. 7, 11, 85, 

142. 133, 188 
Van Wagenen. 4, 64, 

142. 151-154 
Van Water, .189 
Van Werckhausen, 2 
Van Winckel, 143 
Van Wmkelen, 188 
Van Wvck. 41, 158, 1S5 
Van Wyk, 8. 9, 14, 83, 

143- M 6 
Van Yeveres, 184 
Van Zand, 183 
Van Zandt. 11. 13. 186 
Van Zant, 7, 14, 02, 85, 

148, 183, 185 
Varick, 38 

Varik. 11. 141, 142. 187 
Varleth, 3 
Vater. 144 
Vause, 206 
Veets. SS 
Wile. 69 
Venice. 53 
Verber, 744 
Ver Duyn. 12. 147 
Verkerk. 86. S8 
V< rmont. 64 

Vernon, 17 
Verplanck, 105 

Ver Plank. 82. 146, i?5, 

Verrazano, 167, 108. 174 

Ver Wey, 9 

Vessye, 77 

Vetch, 13, 184 

Vibert, 179 

Vickars, 54 

Viele, 12, 56, 84, 86, 152 

Vigne, 173 

Vis, 145 

Vishcr, 188 

Visscher, 2. 88, 157 

Vliercboom. 13, 185 

Volleman, 143 

Volwyler. 148 

Von Lengwiche, 199 

Von Moltke, 61 

Voorhees, 57, 67. 69, 71, 

89, 91, 104, 114, 133, 

Vos. 14 

Vosburgh, 4, c 8 
Vredenborgh, 57 
Vredenburs;. :o, 11, 12, 

14, 87, 88, 146, 186, 

187, 189, 190 
Vrederburgh, 11, 146 
Vreeland, ix 
Vreland, 14 
V'relant, 184 

Waddington, 155 
Wagenaar, 188 
Wakefield, ic5 
Wakcman, 58, 103, 209 
Waldort. 11 
Waldron, 7, 9, 10, 12, 

14, 85. 141, 142, 184, 

185. 187, 188, 190 
Wales. 64 
Walford, 75 
Walgraaf, 145 
Walker, 31, 55. 61, 64, 

71, 178, 179, 181 
Wardle, 195. 204 
Wallace. 72, 135 
Wallis, 205 
Walsh, 5 
Walter, 10, 53, 86, 146, 

Waltermire, 72, 134 
Walters, 205 
Walton. 9, 76, 141, 206 
Warberton, 77 
Ward, 49, 52, 64, 113, 

W T arldron, 86 
Warne. 81 
Warner. 64, 70 
Warren, 76. 197 
Washington, 57. 90, 98, 

99, in, 149, 150, 

158, 198 
Wasson, 138 / 
Waterman, 5 / 
Waters. 1 1 1 
Watersall, 76 
Waterton, 206 
i Watson, 54, 56,- 206 

Watts, 3 8 
Wayeht, 76 

Waylett. 55 
Wayne. 158 
Weaver, 62 
W T ebb, 52, 55, 162 
Webber, 9, 207 
Webbers. 10, 14, 83, 86 

141, 142, 144, 147 
183. 188 

Webster. 51. 52, ici 
Weckenberg. 84 
Weekes, 76 
Weeks, 64, 6q, 80 
Welborne, 56 
Welles, 64, 196, 198 
Welling, 114 
Wells, 55, 72, 76 
Wels. 83, 85 
Welsch, 8 

Wemple. 4, 209, 210 
Wendell. 64 
Wepham, 204 
Wertgen, 85 
Wessels, 7, 8, 81, 82. 87, 

142. 143, 144. 147. 
184, 185, 189 

Wesselze. 14, 81 
West. 6. 204 
Westbrook, 162 
Westervelt, 62 
Weston. 54 
Whcatall, 76 
Wheeler. 54. 209 
Whitaker, 22. 32 
White, 52, 5 (, 56. 64, 78, 

79, Si, 83, iofi, no, 

148, 204, 20.^ 
Whitehead, 32, 139, 159 
Whith, 13 
Whidock, 70, 73 
Whitney, 56, 105, 1C2 
Whitred. 75 
Whittier, 106 
Whittingam. 53 
Wichfeild, 204 
Wickerd. 144 
Wight, 205 
Wightman. 20S 
Wignall, 207 
Wiicokes, 55 
Wilcox, 114 
Wild, 19 
Wilder, 196 
Wiley, no 
Wilhelm, 72, 135 
Wilkes. SS, 184 
Wilkinson, 54 
Willemse. 9, 14, 85, 144, 

Willemsen, 44 
Willemsze, 187 
Willes, 82. 143 
Willet, 106 
Willett, 62, 112, 113. 

Williams, 17, 52, 54 

in, 135, 201, 205 

Williamson, 67, 68 
Willis. 112 
Willith, 11 
Willitts. 112 
Willoughby, 196 
Willowby, 55 
Willson, 54, 56 
Wilson, 56. 57, 61, 64, 
72, 100, 104, 106, 107, 
1:3, 126, 134, 155. 
159, 163, 192, 207, 
Wily. 16 
Wimme, 82 
Winekler, 12 
Wind.. ver. 85, 87, 186 
Winkler, 81 
i W T inn, 64, 162, 192 
I Winsor, 62 

Winthrop, 44, 64 
I Witney. 76 
Witveid, 13 
I Witveldt, 188 
Woedert, 8 •. 146, 189 
Woertendyk, 9, n. 185 
Wol, 14. 1S7 
Wolcott, 195 
Wolfe, 46 
Wolmer, 75 
Wood, 52, 64, 76. 77. 

153. 207, 2og 
Woodberry, 17S 
Wooderd. 11 
Woodhull, 36, 37, 38, 

58. 103 
Woodward, 52, 62, 104, 

Woolsey, 38 
Wooster, 201 
Worsley, 206 
Worster. 182B 
Worthington, 16, 205 
Wright. 31, 75. 77, 108. 

199, 205, 209 
Wyckoff. 67 
Wyman, 191 
Wyngod, 55 
Wynkoop, 3, 4. 5, 9, 10, 

66, 84, 132, 159 
Wynne. 192 
Wys, 11, 88 
Wyt, 189 

Yantcs. 52 

Yard. 62 

Yarley, 53 

Yates. 209, 210 

Yay, 7, 9 

Yeakel. 17 

Youmans. 64 

Young, 6, 22. 39, 75, 76 

Yveren, 1S4 

Zantvoort, 81 
Zenger, 8, 14, 88, 90 
Zeno. 166 

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Ancestry — Centenarians — Memorial History of New York — Dutch Titles. . 155 

9. Obituaries. Rufus King — Denning Duer. ...... 160 

10. Book Notices. — The Torreys in America — The Family of Bispham — 

Michael Hilligas and his Descendants. ....... 161 

11. Donations to the Library 162 


While the Publication Committee aim to admit into the RECORD 
such Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical matter, only, as may 
be relied on for accuracy and authenticity, it is to be understood 
that neither the Society nor Committee are responsible for misstate- 
ments of facts (if any), or for the opinions or observations, contained 
or expressed in articles under the names, or initials, of contributors. 

All communications intended for the Record should be 
addressed to "The Publication Committee of the Record," at the 
rooms of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Society, No. 23 
West 44th Street, near the Fifth Avenue, New York. 

The Record will be found on sale at the rooms of the Society, 
which are open everyday ; at Brentano Brothers, 5 Union Square, W. ; 
and at E. W. Nash's, 80 Nassau Street, New York. The Society has 
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bound in cloth, $55.00; sets complete, except for the year 1875, 
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Single Numbers, Sixty Cents each. 

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First Vice-President, 

Second Vice-President, . 

Recording Secretary, 

Corresponding Secretary, 

Treasurer, . 


Registrar of Pedigrees, 









Executive Committee. 

Dr. Ellsworth Eliot. 

Mr. Gerrit II. Van Wagenen. 


Term Ex pikes, 1S92. 

Mr. Jacob Wendell. 
Mr. I Ienrv T. Drowne. 

Term Expires, 1893. 

Mr. Charles B. Moore. 
Mr. Edmund A. Hurry. 

Mr. Edward Trenchard. 
Mr. William P. Ketch am. 

Term Expires, 1894. 

Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. 
Mr. William P. Robinson. 

Mr. Thomas C. Cornell. Mr. Samuel Burhans, Jr. Dr. Samuel S. Purple. 

Committee on Biographical Bibliography. 

Mr. Charles B. Moore. 

Mr. Theophyi.act B. Bleecker, Jr. 
Mr. Henry T. Drowne. 


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Genealogy, anil Biography of America. It was commenced in 1S47, and is the oldest 
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containing at least 96 octavo pages, with a portray* an steel) by the New England 
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in January, 1S90. 

Price, $3.00 per annum in advance. Single numbers. 75 cts. each. 

Testimonial from the late Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., LL.D.. of Boston. 

" No other work is so rich in materials which give an insight into the history of the 
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From the late Col. Joseph L. Chester, LL.D., D.C.L., of London, England. 

"Tome the work, of which I possess a complete set, is invaluable. I consult it 
constantly, not only for matters relating directly to Americans, but also in reference to 
English families of the seventeenth century, concerning whom these volumes contain a 
vast amount of information not to be found elsewhere. There are 110 books in mv librarv 
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1. Early Explorations of the North American Coast. With seven 

Portraits. ........... 

2. STEPHEN ThoRNE, the Loyalist. By the Rev. A. W. II. Eaton. 

3. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York 

Baptisms. (Continued). ........ 

4. JASPER GRIFFIN OP SoUTHOLD, N. Y. By Edmund J. Cleveland. 

5. Weddings at St. .Mary, White Chapel, London. From 1616 to 16^5 

(Continued). .......... 

6. Notes and Queries. Two Letters of Fitz-Greene Halleck— Memorial 

History of the City of New York — Bishop Samuel Provoost and Dr. Isaac 
Smithson Hartley — Genealogical Inquiries — Old Burial Ground — John 
Price, R. N. — Addresses of our Society . ...... 207 

7. OBITUARY. Mrs. Rebecca Yates Wemple. ...... 209 


While the Publication Committee aim to admit into the RECORD 
such Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical matter, only, as may 
be relied on for accuracy and authenticity, it is to be understood 
that neither the Society nor Committee are responsible for misstate- 
ments of facts (if any), or for the opinions or observations contained 
or expressed in articles under the names, or initials, of contributors. 

All communications intended for the Record should be 
addressed to " The Publication Committee of the Record," at the 
rooms of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Society, No. 23 
West 44th Street, near the Fifth Avenue, New York. 

The Record will be found on sale at the rooms of the Society, 
which are open everyday ; at Brentano Brothers, 5 Union Square, W. : 
and at E. W. Nash's, 80 Nassau Street, New York. The Society lias 
a few complete sets on sale. Price for the twenty-two volumes, well 
bound in cloth, $60.00; sets complete, except for the year 1875, 
$55.00. Subscription, payable in advance, Two Dollars per annum : 
Single Numbers, Sixty Cents each. 

Payments for subscriptions, and annual dues of Members of the 
Society, should be sent to Dr. GfiCtRGE 11. BUTLER, Treasurer, No. 
2T, West 44th Street, New York. 

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No. 4. 


Genealogical and Biographical 





October, 1891. 

Berkeley Lyceum, No. 23 West 44.TH Street, 




First Vice-President , 

Second Vice-Presiden i . . 

R)E( ording Secretary, 

Corresponding Secret vrv. 

Treasurer, . 


Registrar of Pbpi<=r*>"" 

Dr. Ellsworth Eliot. 
Mr. Gerrit II. Van Wagei 








Executive Committee. 


Mr. Edward Tkhmiiard. 
Mr. William P. Ketcham. 

Term EXPIRES, i 

Mr. Jacob Wendell. 
Mr. Henry T. Drowne. 
Mr. Thomas C. Cornell 

Tkrm Expires, 1893. Term Expires-, i 

Mr. Charles B. Moore. Gen. J as. Grant \\ 11 son, 

Mr. Edmund A. Hurry. Mr. William P. Robinson. 

Mr. Samii.i. I!i khans, Jr. Dr. Samifi S. Purple. 

Committee on Biographical Bibliography 
Mr. Charles B. Moore. 

Mr. Theopiiyi.act B. Blekckbr, Jr. 
Mr. Henry T. Drowne. 


Contains a variety of valuable and interesting matter concerning the History, Antiquities, 
Genealogy, and Biography of America. It was commenced in 1847, and is the oldest 
historical periodical now published in this country. It is issued quarterly (each number 
containing at least 96 octavo pages, with a portrait on steel) by the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, iS Somerset Street. Boston, Mass. Volume X LI V. began 
in January, 1890. 

Price, $3.00 per annum in advance. Single numbers, 75 cts. each. 

Testimonial from the late Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., L.L.D., of Boston. 

'' No other work is so rich in materials winch give an insight into the history of the 
people of New England, their manners, custom-, and mode of living in bygone day-." 

From the late Col. Joseph L. Chester, L.L.D., D.C.L., of London, England. 

"Tome the work, of which I possess a complete set, is invaluable. I con-ult it 
constantly, not only for matters relating directly to Americans, but also in reference to 
English families of the seventeenth century, concerning whom these .volumes contain a 
vast amount of information not to be found elsewhere. There are no books in mv library 
that I would not sooner part with than my set of the REGIS! 1 R." 




Edited by Gen. J AS. GRANT WILSON. 

In four royal octavo volumes of about 600 pages each, and illustrated with not 
less than 1,000 portraits, views of historic houses, scenes, statues, tombs, 
monuments, maps, seals, etc., and, fac similes of autographs and ancient documents. 
It is expected that the. first volume will be ready October 30th, 1891, and that the 
others will follow at intervals of six months. The work, which will be printed by 
the De Vinne Press, and issued by the New York History Company, will be sold 
only by subscription at the following prices, payable on the delivery of each volume : 

Extra Cloth, per Volume $7 50 Half Morocco, per Volume $10 00 

Library Leather, per Volume. . . 8 50 Full Morocco or Russia 12 00 

Persons desiring the work, of which a portion of the first chapter appears in the 
present number of this periodical, will please send their address to the publishers, 
and the volumes will be forwarded immediately on publication, free of charge. 

In presenting to the people of the great metropolis of the New World, an 
accurate, exhaustive and trustworthy history of the city of New York, the publishers 
believe that they are supplying something that will be appreciated and warmly 
welcomed by the community. The work will be prepared on the co-operative plan, 
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Among these contributors may be mentioned the following well-known 
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Hon. TOWN I AY, 





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Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson, the author of several historical works and numerous 
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