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The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 

Publication Committee : 


I'auldjno, Irving,, Cooper, Bryant, and other New York 
A 1 ! hors. An address by General Wilson, President of the Society. (With 
two steel portraits). ........ ■ • 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York 
Baptisms (Continued from vol. xxiii, page 200). .... 

Fistffcfij Tn^criptt"^ several ladies. (Concluded). 

Wmr vh« it c-, Mary Whitechapel, London, from 1615 to 1625 
L Pruyn. (Concluded). .... 

■ 1 America. 

1 He \ ik Planck Family. By William Gordon Ver Planck 

Notes a.\ii (Queries, Proceedings of the Society — Schuerman's — West 

chestei County Marriages — Morse Society — Ancient Lutheran Church — 

Smith and Claypoole — Paulding and Halleck Portraits. 

Okitu aries. Odell — Patterson -. . . 

Book The Statin Family in America. By William L. Stone — 

ireal * omniandei Series, Nos. I and 2. Admiral Farragut and General 

I ayioi — The Kissam Family. By Edward Kissam. . . . . . 

Donations to the Library 






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, Ncr. 23 
West 44th Street, near the Fifth Avenue, New York. 

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which are open every afternoon from two to five o'clock. The 
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advance, Two Dollars per annum; Single Numbers, Sixty Cents each. 

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Genealogical and Biographical 




VOLUME XXIV., 1893. 

Berkeley Lyceum, No. 23 West 44TH Si 



Publication Committee : 


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


Alricks, Peter, of the Amsterdam Colony. Ceo. Hannah, 125. 

Baptisms, Reformed Dutch Church Records, X. V. C, i-, 71, 117. 1 
Baptisms, East Hampton, L. I.. 183. 
Brookhaven, 1.. I. Abstracts of Wills, 88, 142. 
Bucks County, Pa. Extracts from Wills, Si. 

Collegiate Dutch Reformed Church Records, iS, 71, 117, 162. 

Darling, Gen. Chas. W. Antoine L'Espenard, 97. 
Donations to Library, 4S, 96. Covers No. 3 and 4. 
Du Bois, Abram. Memoir, with Pedigree. S. S. Purple, M.D. 

East Hampton, E. E Baptisms, 1S3. 

Fairfax Families of America, 38. 
Fishkill Inscriptions, 26. 

Genealogy,. Crommelin, 67. 
Genealogy, Quackenbos, 173. 
Genealogy, Schuerman, 132. 
Genealogy, Ver Planck, 39, 60. 

Hannah, Geo. Peter Alricks, 125. 

Hempstead, E. I. Marriages. 79. 

Huguenot Builders of Xew Jersey. J. C. Pumpelly, 49. 

Islip, E. I. Original Patent of Saghtekoos Manor, 146. 

In the days of 1813. A letter from Marie Antoinette Nichols, 1 

Kip. Harriet Bayard. Contributor of letter to her grandmothei . 

L'Espenard, Antoine, and some of his Descendants, 97. 

Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths. East Hampton, 1 
Marriages from Suffolk Gazette, L. E, 86, 159. 
Marriag orge's Church, Hempstead, L. E, 70. 

Marriages, St. Mary, Whitechapel, London 

Matthes, Susanna. Van and Von in Dutch I 1 7"- 

•ueries.— Double i in the Holland I 
Morse Sue, 45 ; Odell 
40 ; Starin Coat of Am 
1 r : Vail, 91 ; Vb 
Wti fohnson, 1 

Notices of Books. — Starin G 


Church, Pal 
I [azelton I li 

iv Index of Subjects. 

Upham Genealogy, 151 ; Ganong Genealogy, 152 ; Regular and Continental 
Army of the United States, 152 ; Gen. Jackson, 152 ; Wellington Genealogy, 
152 ; Brownell Genealogy, 152 ; Noyes Genealogy, 152 ; Roderick White and 
Lucy Blakeslee, 152 ; Banta Genealogy, 19S ; Norris Genealogy, 198 ; Howes 
Genealogy, 199 ; Bulloch Genealogy, 199 ; Davis Genealogy, 199 ; Supplement 
to History of Windham, N. H., 199 ; Tomkins Genealogy, 199 ; Hunnewell 
and Wells Pedigrees, 200 ; Carmer Genealogy. 200 ; Weaver Genealogy, 200 ; 
Dinsmore Genealogy, 200 ; Avery Genealogy, 200 ; Gillet Genealogy, 200. 

Obituaries. — Carey, Henry A., 197 ; DeWitt, Jno. E., 196 ; Kip, Rt. Rev. Wm. I., 
197 ; Lamb, Martha, 92 ; Learning, J. R., 92 ; Odell, Geo. M., 46 ; Patterson, 
D. Williams, 46 ; Thompson, Gardiner T., 93 ; Van Wagenen, Gerrit H., 145 ; 
White, Dr. Wm. T., 196. 

Paulding, Irving, Halleck, Cooper, Bryant, and associates. Gen. J. G. Wilson, 1. 

Prisoners in Provost Jail, New York, 1778, S5. 

Proceedings of the Society, 44, 90, 147, 194. 

Pumpelly, J. C. Huguenot Builders of New Jersey, 49. 

Purple, Dr. Samuel S. Memoir of Dr. Dubois, with Pedigree, 153. 

Richards, Elrza F. Crommelin Family, 07. 

Van and Von. Some facts about Dutch names and titles, 170. 
Ver Planck, Wm. G. Ver Planck Family, 39, 60. 

Wills, Brookhaven, L. L, 88, 142. 

Wills, Bucks Co., Pa., 81. 

Wilson, Gen. J. Grant. Paulding, Irving, Halleck, et al, I. 

Wynkoop, Richard. Schuerman Family, 132. 

Wynkoop, Richard. Quackenbos Family, 173. 



genealogical ana ^iograpljical $ccor)r. 

Vol. XXIV. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1893. No. 


An Address Delivered before the New York Genealogical and Biographi- 
cal Society, Eriday Evening, Nov. ii, 1S92. 

By General Wilson, President of the Society. 
With steel portraits of Paulding and Ha Heck. 

It has been the speaker's peculiar privilege to have enjoyed more 
or less intimacy with the " Old Guard " of American authors con- 
nected with what has been called the " Augustan Age of American Lit- 
erature," which existed in this city during the decade ending in 1S40. 
All those who will be mentioned in this address have deserted the 
ranks of those De Quincey described as " the not inconsiderable class 
of men who have not the advantage of being dead." Madame de 
Stael used to say that the highest happiness she had experienced was 
derived from her conversations and correspondence with great and 
gifted men. Your speaker is fully disposed to share this belief, and he 
deems it among the happiest circumstances of his life, that he has had 
the good fortune to enjoy the friendship of so many eminent literary 
men, described by Chaucer as 

" On Fame's eternall bead-roll worlhie to be fyled." 

What has been occasionally designated as the " Knickerbocker Litera- 
ture " may be defined as the poetry and prose produced in New York 
during the first half of the nineteenth century by Bryant, Cooper, 
Drake, Halleck, Hoffman, Irving, Morris, Paulding, Poe, Verplanck, 
Willis, Woodworth, and others, as essayists, historians, novelists, and 
poets. The pioneers among Knickerbocker authors were the friend-; 
and literary partners, James K. Paulding ami Washington Irving, who 
were joint writers of '* Salmagundi ; or the Whim-whams and ((pinions 
of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and Others," a work which appeared in 
fortnightly numbers from the Shakespeare Gallery of Longworth. It 
was continued through twenty parts. In " Salmagundi " the humors of 
the day are hit off in a collection of sunny and good-natured ess 
and in so agreeable a manner that the work is still read with in t 
after the lapse ol eighty-five years. The lew poems which appear on 
its pages were written by William Irving, an elder brother of Washing- 
ton, ami the brother-in-law of Paulding, whose sister he had married. 
"Cockloft Hall," which figures conspicuously in "Salraagum 

2 Paulding, Irving, Halleck, Cooper, and Bryant. [Jan., 

veritable mansion on the Passaic River, near Newark, and was so christ- 
ened by Irving. It is still in a good state of preservation. Nearly 
ninety years ago it was a favorite resort of its young owner, Gouver- 
neur Kemble, Paulding, the Irvings, Captain Porter, father of the 
admiral, Henry Brevoort, and other merry young blades who made the 
old mansion gay with their fun and frolic. Kemble, in a note to your 
speaker, dated February 6, 1872, says : " The old place near Newark, 
in New Jersey, christened ' Cockloft Hall ' by Mr. Irving, was called 
Mount Pleasant. The house was built by Nicholas Gouverneur, grand- 
son of Abraham Gouverneur, who married the daughter of Governor 
Jacob Leisler. " 

Among the first to make a creditable appearance in the field of 
American literature was James Kirke Paulding (1779-1860). He was 
also the first of our writers who could be put forth as successfully 
refuting those critics — chiefly English — who claimed that there was no 
nationality in our literature. Nationality is the prominent characteristic 
of all his writings, which appeared almost continuously during a period 
of nearly sixty years, commencing with "Salmagundi," in 1807, and 
concluding with a volume of American comedies. The author of " The 
Dutchman's Fireside " and " Westward Ho ! " found inspiration at home 
for his earlier works — when neither American scenes nor American 
society were supposed to furnish attractive materials — as he continued 
to do throughout his long career of authorship. Paulding was a man 
of great intellectual robustness ; strong in his convictions, and inexor- 
able in his prejudices ; with great clearness of perception, but little 
inclination to the ideal ; a hearty hater, and a devoted friend ; rejoicing 
in sarcasm, though free from malignity, both in his books and conver- 
sation ; never yielding to the illusion of fancy or feeling, and express- 
ing himself in language more remarkable for its grave irony and brusque 
vigor than for its amenity or elegance. No man ever stood up more 
stoutly or manfully in defence of that 

" Mother of a mighty race," 

when assailed from abroad, than did James K. Paulding ; nor did any 
author born on American soil ever entertain greater contempt for for- 
eign example or criticism. 

Between Paulding and his contemporary, Cooper, there were many 
strong points of resemblance ; between the author of " The Back- 
woodsman," and his life-long friend and literary partner, Irving, none 
at all. In addition to his numerous novels and an exceedingly popular 
Life of Washington, Paulding was the writer of the now forgotten verse 
referred to in " Fanny " : 

'• 'Twas a dull, 
. Good honest man — what Paulding's muse would call 

A 'Cabbage head,'" 

and by another New York bard, who in a couplet, thus elegantly and 
judiciously determines the relative merits of Homer and Paulding as 
poets : 

" Homer was well enough ; but would he ever 
Have written, think ye, ' The Backwoodsman ? ' Never ! " 

1893-] Paulding, Irving, Halleck, Cooper, and Bryant. 1 

No doubt, during his lcng career Paulding 

" Gave up to parly what was meant for mankind," 

by devoting much of his time and strength to political controversy and 
to writing anonymous articles and editorials on miscellaneous subjects 
for the newspapers. 

The echoes of the eloquent eulogies wreathed by Bryant and 
Everett round the name of Washington Irving on the 3d of April, 
i860, had scarcely reached the beautiful home on the banks of the 
Hudson, near Hyde Park, of his contemporary, Paulding, when he, too. 
was called away, and it requires no stretch of fancy to imagine that he 
only lingered to gather up and carry with him to his honored friend the 
grateful homage of their common country. The hand of Spring was 
laid on the elder, whom the Winter had spared. Paulding passed away 
peacefully early on the evening of the 6th of April ; and although by 
" reason of strength " he had attained to more than fourscore years, he 
died as Irving died, suddenly, and, like his life-long comrade, in the 
peace of his own happy home, surrounded by those who were most 
near and dear to him. 

" Knickerbocker's History of New York " was published in Decem- 
ber, 1809. It was commenced by Washington Irving (1783--1859) in 
company with his brother, Dr. Peter Irving, with the purpose of paro- 
dving a handbook which had just appeared, entitled " A Picture of 
New York." Dr. Irving's departure for Europe left it in the hands of 
his brother, by whom it was completed. The humor of this racy work 
is irresistible, and it is related of a grave judge that, in the course of 
an important case, he suddenly exploded over some laughter-ccmpel- 
Iing passage of the work, which he had smuggled with him to the bench. 
"Already," pathetically writes the author, in concluding tin's charming 
work, " has withering age showered his sterile snows upon my brow ; 
in a little while, and this genial warmth, which still lingers around my 
heart, and throbs, worthy reader, throbs kindly toward thyself, will be 
chilled forever. Haply this frail compound of dust, which while alive 
may have given birth to naught but unprofitable weeds, may form a 
humble sod of the valley whence may spring many a sweet wild flower, 
to adorn my beloved island of Manna-hatta." 

Of Irving's other well-known writings, a series fitly concluded by 
his noble " Life of Washington," it is unnecessary to speak ; to enu- 
merate or criticise them is needless, and would be a plagiarism from the 
stores of universal memory. Of his works, including his well-written 
life by his nephew, Pierre M. Irving, more than a million of volumes 
have been sold in this country, and hundreds of thousands in Great 
Britain, where they are only less known and admired than in Ids native- 
land. 1 should be glad to share with my hearers some personal ret < » 1 — 
lections of the genial author, but I must pass on to speak of other less 
known writers and works than those which emanated from his ever- 
busy and ever-charming pen, concluding with a brief extract from an 
essay by Richard H. Dana, who lived to the age of ninety- two, an 
object of the deserved respe< t and admiration of his countrymen : 
" Amiableness," remarks Mr. Dana, "is so strongly marked in all Mr. 
Irving's writings as never to let you forget the man ; and the pleasure 

4 Paulding, Irving, Halleck, Cooper, and Bryant. [Jan., 

is doubled in the same happy manner as it is in lively conversation with 
one for whom you have a deep attachment and esteem." 

Samuel VVoodworth (1785-1842), who may be called a single-song 
poet, was the youngest son of one of the patriot band that achieved 
our independence. He removed from Massachusetts, his native State, 
after serving an apprenticeship as a printer in Boston, and established, 
in 1 81 2, a weekly newspaper in New York, entitled The War, to the 
columns of which he contributed numerous patriotic songs and odes on 
the victories won on land and sea by the Americans. These and other 
poetical pieces w r ere published in a volume in 18 18, and a second col- 
lection, including his most popular poem, " The Old Oaken Bucket," 
appeared in 1826. At this time Woodworth was one of the notable 
citizens of New York, and his house in Duane Street was the resort of 
the leading literary men of the day, such as Cooper, Halleck, and Ver- 
planck. The second-named of these writers, it will be remembered, 
addressed as a " Poet's Daughter " one of his beautiful compositions 
to Miss Woodworth. In 1823, Woodworth, with George P. Morris, 
established the New York Mirror. In this very popular literary jour- 
nal there appeared in 1827, after his retirement, a fine steel engraving 
containing a group of portraits of the most popular American poets of 
that period, among which appear the amiable features of Samuel Wood- 
worth, while among the others are James G. Brooks, Fitz-Greene Hal- 
leck, Washington Irving, James G. Percival, John Pierpont, Edward C. 
Pinckney, and Charles Sprague, the last survivor of this group. Hal- 
leck, in " The Recorder," written a year later, alludes to two other 
American poets, not included among the above : 

" Hillhouse, whose music, like his themes, 
Lifts earth to heaven ; whose poet dreams 
Are pure and holy as the hymn 
Echoed from harps of seraphim. 
By bards that drank at Zion's fountains, 

When glory, hope, and peace were hers, 
And beautiful upon her mountains 

The feet of angel messengers. 
Bryant, whose songs are thoughts that bless 

The heart, its teachers, and its joy, 
As mothers blend with their caress 
Lessons of truth and gentleness, 

And virtue for the listening boy." 

Woodworth was also the author of a History of the War of 18 12-14, 
and of several dramatic pieces, chiefly operatic. Of these, perhaps, 
the most popular is "The Forest Rose." In 1861 his son edited and 
issued an edition of his father's poetical writings, accompanied by a 
memoir from the pen of George P. Morris. Samuel Woodworth was 
a man of irreproachable character, and notwithstanding the want of 
success that invariably attended his various literary enterprises, he 
W2s universally esteemed an honorable and upright citizen. His fame 
will rest chiefly on his fine lyric of " The Old Oaken Bucket," which 
has, says Marsh,* embalmed in undying verse so many of the most 

""' Lectures on t'le English Language, by Hon. (leorge P. Marsh. New 
York, 18C0. 

I S93. ] Paulding, Irving, Ha Heck, Cooper, and Bryant. - 

touching recollections of rural childhood, and will preserve the more 
poetic form oaken, together with the memory of the almost obsolete 
implement it celebrates, through all dialectic changes as long as English 
shall be a spoken language. 

Gulian Crommelin Verplanck (1786-1870), an accomplished author, 
and for sixty years prominent in the highest literary and social circles 
of his native city, was born in Wall Street, New York, and as his name 
indicates, was descended from the founders of the Empire State. He 
graduated at Columbia College in 1801, and after studying law. he- 
spent several years of study and travel in Europe. Returning to New 
York he entered upon a literary career, and in 182 1 accepted the Pro- 
fessorship of the Evidences of Christianity in the Episcopal Seminary 
of New York. In 1825 he was elected to Congress, where he held his 
seat for eight years, and later was a member of the State Senate in 
1838-41. He was the first President of the State Board of Emigra- 
tion, an office which he retained till his death in New York City at the 
age of eighty-four ; and for nearly half a century he was Vice-Chan- 
cellor of the State University. He was for forty years a member of 
the vestry of Trinity Church, and occupied many other posts of trust 
and usefulness in his native city and State. 

More than threescore years ago Verplanck began his literary life 
by the delivery in New York of the first of a series of scholarly 
addresses on which his fame is mainly founded. As early, however, 
as 1814 he wrote a dozen or more incisive articles against the war with 
England then going on ; followed by a volume of essays on the 
" Nature and Uses of the Various Evidences of Revealed Religion." 
In 1827, in connection with William C. Bryant and Robert C. Sands, 
he engaged in the production of an annual entitled the " Talisman," 
which was illustrated with engravings on steel from paintings by Amer- 
ican artists. Three annual volumes of the " Talisman " were issued 
for the years 1828, 1829, and 1830, to all of which Verplanck was a 
contributor. He was a somewhat indolent man, and his mode of com- 
position was certainly singular. Nearly all his contributions to the 
" Talisman " were written in Sands's library, where, seated in a chair, 
with his arm resting on another, while his feet were supported by a 
third, he dictated to one of his confreres as rapidly as they could write.* 
All the articles and poems in the second of the series were written by 
Verplanck, Sands, or Bryant, with three exceptions. " The Little Old 
Man of Coblentz "is from the pen of John Inman, a brother of Henry, 
the painter ; " Red Jacket " was written by Halleck ; and the sonnet 

" Beautiful streamlet by my dwelling side "' 

is by John Howard Bryant, an Illinois farmer, and the only surviving 
brother of William Ctillen. The preface to the volumes signed 
" Francis Herbert," is the joint production of the three literary partners. 
In 1847 Verplanck completed his scholarly illustrated edition of 
Shakespeare, which was issued by the Harpers in three handsome royal 

* Tliis proceeding is suggestive of the statement of a member of the literary firm 
of Erckmann-Chatrian, who says, " Since we have worked together, Chatrian has not 
once put pen to paper." 

6 Paulding, Irving, Halleck, Cooper, and Bryant. [Jan., 

octavo volumes. His labors consisted in a thorough revision of the 
text, which he did with independence as well as carefulness. An excel- 
lent feature of his work is the pointing out of colloquial expressions, 
often called Americanisms, which, obsolete in England, are yet pre- 
served in this country. He gives original prefaces to the plays, char- 
acterized by the ease and finish common to all his compositions. 
This rice scholar, able writer, wise statesman, and highly-gifted con- 
versationalist divided his time between the city of New York and his 
ancestral home at Fishkill, on the Hudson, a well-preserved old man- 
sion in which was founded the Society of the Cincinnati, an order 
established in 1783 by surviving officers in our Revolutionary army, 
" to perpetuate their friendship and to raise a fund for relieving the 
widows and orphans of those who had fallen during the war." Wash- 
ington, Hamilton, the Pinckneys, Lafayette, and many other distin- 
guished men were of its early membership. It still exists, and preserves 
its historical and social characteristics ; while the well-known Tammany 
Society, originated to oppose the possible aristocratic tendencies of the 
Cincinnati, has become the synonym of factional local politics in the 
city of New York. 

In conversation with the speaker, Bryant remarked : "As a young 
man, Verplanck took no part in the Cockloft Hall and other frolics of 
his friends Irving, Paulding, and Kemble ; but, on the contrary, he 
was held up by the elder men of the period as an example of steady, 
studious, and spotless youth." To the Analectic Magazine, edited by 
Irving, he contributed articles on Commodore Stewart, General Scott, 
Barlow the poet and diplomat, and other distinguished Americans. 
Verplanck married, in 181 1, Mary Eliza Fenno, the aunt of Matilda 
and Charles Fenno Hoffman, who bore him two sons, and died in 
Paris in 1817. "She sleeps," says Bryant, "in the cemetery of Pere 
la Chaise, among monuments inscribed with words strange to her child- 
hood, while he, after surviving her for sixty-three years, yet never for- 
getting her, is laid in the ancestral burying-ground at Fishkill, and the 
Atlantic ocean rolls between their graves." 

Mr. Verplanck was a frequent guest in my father's family, and in 
later years I constantly met him at the New York Society Library and 
elsewhere. Among the last meetings with him that I recall was an 
evening at the Century Club, when he talked for several hours almost 
uninterruptedly, although his friends Bryant and Samuel B. Ruggles 
were of the party of half a dozen delighted listeners. Art, literature, 
the drama, and old New Yorkers were among the topics of his talk. A 
few months after his death a brochure appeared, entitled " Proceedings of 
the Century Association in Honor of the Memory of Gulian C. Ver- 
planck ;"and in May, iSyr, Bryant delivered an admirable address on 
his old friend before the New York Historical Society. 

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), whose writings are instinct 
with the spirit of nationality, stands at the head of American novelists. 
The Edinburgh Review long ago said : " The empire of the sea has been 
conceded to Cooper by acclamation ; and in the lonely desert or un- 
trodden prairie, among the savage Indians, or scarcely less savage set- 
tlers, all equally acknowledge his dominion. 

" ' Within this circle none dare move but he." " 

1 893.] Paulding, Irving, Halleck, Cooper, and Bryant. y 

Cooper was born at Burlington, New Jersey ; entered Yale College 
in 1802, and having obtained a midshipman's warrant in the navy three 
years later, he for six years followed the life of a sailor. Resigning 
from the naval service in 1811, he married Miss 1 )e Lancey, a sister of 
the late Episcopalian Bishop of Western New York, and soon after 
entered upon a literary career by the publication of his first novel 
"Precaution." His second work, "The Spy," displayed more skill and 
power. This charming story, founded upon incidents connected with 
the American Revolution, appealed strongly to the sympathies of his 
countrymen, and became a great favorite, as it is still, after a lapse of 
more than seventy years. It was first published in New York in 1821. 
"The Spy" was speedily translated and reissued in several European 
languages, including the Russian, and it made the name of Cooper al- 
most as well known in the Old World as in the New. His reputation 
was confirmed by the appearance, in 1823, of u The Pioneers " and " The 
Pilot," works which shared public attention at home and abroad with 
the Waverley Novels. From that time until the publication, in 1850, 
of his twenty-eighth and last work of fiction, being one more than Scott 
wrote, Cooper enjoyed an uninterrupted career of literary prosperity. 
Several years after his death a noble uniform edition of his novels was 
issued in thirty-two octavo volumes, with illustrations by Darley, of 
which, it is said, fifty thousand copies are sold annually. 

In 1827 Cooper visited Europe, the fruit of which was a manly vin- 
dication of the land of his birth, from many current misrepresentations, 
in his " Notions of Americans." Halleck in his admirable poem, " Red 
Jacket," refers, in this wise, to this work and its author : 

" Cooper, whose name is with his country's woven, 
First in her fields, her pioneer of mind ; 
A wanderer now in other lands, has proven 
His love for the young land he left behind." 

Cooper also wrote while abroad, "Gleanings in Europe," " Sketches 
of Switzerland," and several other similar works which enjoyed a large 
measure of popularity half a century ago, American books of Old World 
travel being less common at that period than the present. Soon after 
his return from Europe, Cooper gave to the world his elaborate work on 
the " United States Navy," which has passed through numerous editions, 
and is still the standard history of the American naval service. Besides 
this valuable work, which was republished in England and led to con- 
siderable controversy, he published two volumes of " The Lives of 
American Naval Officers." The distinguished author diet' at his resi- 
dence, Cooperstown, in his sixty-second year, and since that time his 
beautiful home, known as Otsego Hall, has been destroyed by lire. Six 
months after his death, a public meeting (as many of my readers will 
remember) was held in honor of his memory, an occasion which no one 
who had the good fortune to be present will be likely ever to forget. 
The place of meeting was in New York, and the presiding officer was 
Daniel Webster, with Irving and Bryant seated by his side. The { 
statesman addressed the large assemblage, speaking for the last time in 
New York, and was followed !>y Bryant in an appreciative and poetical 
discourse, now included in his volume of public addresses. 

Perhaps Irving and Cooper are the best known of American authors 

8 Paulding, Irving, Halleck, Cooper, and Bryant. [Jan., 

in the Old World. During a year and a half spent abroad, I visited some 
two hundred of the principal public libraries of Europe, containing about 
25,000,000 of books, or enough to extend, if placed in a row, from New 
York to the city of Richmond. Everywhere I observed the writings of 
Cooper and Irving, and even at Helsingfors in Finland, in their collection 
of books, chiefly Russian, I found " The Spy " and " Sketch Book " 
translated in that language. 

Fitz-Greene Halleck (1 790-1867), who enjoys the proud distinction 
of being the first American poet honored by a public statue, left his 
native town of Guilford, Connecticut, for New York City in 18 ri. Here 
he resided for twoscore years, and during a large portion of that period 
was perhaps the most popular poet of this country. During the second 
war with Great Britain, Halleck joined a New York infantry company, 

" Swartwout's gallant corps, the Iron Grays," 

as he afterward wrote in " Fanny," and excited their martial ardor by 
the composition of a spirited ode. This and occasional poems which 
appeared in the papers were Halleck's only claim for poetic fame, till 
the appearance of "The Croakers," in 1819, electrified the town. Their 
happy blending of wit, humor, satire, and sentiment, threw the whole 
city in a blaze of excitement. Of this series of satirical and quaint 
chronicles of New York life more than seventy years ago, Halleck, in 
1866, said, "that they were good-natured verses, contributed anony- 
mously to the columns of the New York Evening Post from March until 
June. 1819. and occasionally afterward." The writers* continued, like 
the author of Junius, the sole depositaries of their own secret, and ap- 
parently wished, with the minstrel in Leyden's " Scenes of Infancy," to 

"Save others' names, but leave their own unsung." 

Halleck's longest poem, " Fanny, " the perpetual delight of John Ran- 
dolph, was written during the summer and autumn of 1819, while the 
poet was residing for a few months at Bloomingdale. It was issued 
anonymously and a few months after its first appearance in December 
of that year, "Fanny" enjoyed the unusual distinction of being printed 
in full in a London journal. A second edition enlarged by the addition 
of about fifty stanzas, for which the poet was paid five hundred dollars, 
appeared early in 1821. The following year Halleck visited Europe, 
carrying with him letters to Lord Byron, Campbell, Moore, Scott, 
Southey, and Wordsworth, and the manuscript of his friend Fenimore 
Cooper's " Pioneers " for publication in London. While abrcad he 
wrote " Alnwick Castle," " Home," etc., etc., 

" Home of the Percys' high-born race," 

and the song he sang in praise of his brother-bard Burns. *' Nothing 
finer has been written about Robert than Mr. Halleck's poem," said 
Isabella, the youngest sister of the Scottish minstrel, as she gave your 
speaker, in the summer of 1855, some rose-buds from her garden, and 
leaves of ivy plucked from her cottage door, near the banks of the 

* Fitz-Greene Halleck and Joseph Rodman Drake. 

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bonny Doon. to carry back to his gifted friend. In 1827 the first col- 
lection of Halleck's poems was published, containing among others, his 
immortal lines, " Marco Bozzaris." Other editions followed, and in 
183^ he appeared as the editor of a complete edition of Byron's poems, 
for which he wrote an admirable memoir. Halleck died at seventy- 
seven and was buried in his native town, where a noble obelisk, erected 
by New York friends and admirers, now marks his grave. Dr. Holmes 
sent me a beautiful lyric to read on the occasion, beginning, 

" Say not the poet dies, 

Though in ihe dust he lies ! 
lie cannot forfeit his melodious breath 

Unsphered by envious Death ! 
Life drops the voiceless myriads from its roll ; 

Their fate he cannot share, 

Who, in the enchanted air, 
Sweet with the lingering strains that echo stole. 
Has left his dearer self, the music of his soul ! " 

In 1867 his Life, -prepared by his literary executor, was published ; 
in 1877 his statue in the Central Park was unveiled by the President of 
the United States in the presence of fifty thousand spectators, and since 
that time a memorial volume has appeared containing the addresses and 
poems delivered at the monument and statue dedication, by Bryant 
William Allen Butler, and Bayard Taylor, by John G. Whittier and 
Oliver Wendell Holmes. In the judgment of Alfred B. Street, Halleck 
is the neatest poet the New World has yet produced." His poetry 
affected him as it did Bryant, like the strain ot martial music, making 
his heart beat quicker. No other American poet's writings had a 
similar effect. Another writer remarks * that it is a curious fact that 
Halleck who never studied the classics in their original, should have 
been, in' some cases, so severely classical, while his Connecticut con- 
temporary, Percival, (i795" l8 5 6 >) who was steeped m classics, often fol- 
lowed the romantic school. . 

Sir Walter Scott relates that, when some one was mentioned as a 
" fine old man" to Dean Swift, he exclaimed with violence that there 
was no such thing. " If the man you speak of had either a mind or a 
body worth a farthing they would have worn him out long ago. Vol- 
taire, Titian, Goethe, Lyndhurst, Brougham, Humboldt, Moltke and 
among Americans, Adams, Taney, Horace Binney and Richard H. 
Dana, may be cited in refutation of this theory, which, I presume, has 
nothing to do with thews or stature. Another bright and brilliant ex- 
ample of faculties, and faculties of a high order, remaining unimpaired 
in mind and body till long pas^t the grand climacteric, is William Cullen 
■ Brvant, born in Massachusetts, November 3, 1794, and tor ntty-tlnee 
years a citizen of New York; who, till his death, at eighty-tour re- 
mained cheerful, happy, and full of conversation, continuing heartily to 
eniov what Dr. Johnson happily calls " the sunshine of life. Having 
early in the century written " Thanatopsis," a poem which a populai 
clergyman says is the only one yet produced by an American that is 
likely to live five hundred years', the venerable poet, after an interval of 

* Professor William C. Fowler, of Connecticut. 


Paulding, living, Halleck, Cooper, and Bryant. [Jan., 

seventy years, enriched the world with such noble lines as " The Flood 
of Years," and the sonnet in memory of his friend John Lothrop Motley. 
In April, 1867, Mr. Bryant expressed to your speaker a wish that 
he might not survive the loss of his mental faculties like Southey, Scott, 
Wilson, Lockhart, and the Ettrick Shepherd, who all suffered from soft- 
ening of the brain, and mentioned his hope that he should be permitted 
to complete his translation of Homer before death or mental imbecility, 
with a failure of physical strength, should overtake him. On another 
occasion he said, " If I am worthy, I would wish for sudden death, with 
no interregnum between I cease to exercise reason and / cease to exist." 
In these wishes he was happily gratified, as well as in the time of being 
laid away to his final rest, as expressed in his beautiful and character- 
istic lines to June : 

'' I gazed upon the glorious sky, 

And ihe green mountains round. 
And thought that when I came to lie 

At rest within the ground, 
'"J' were pleasant that in flowery June, 
When brooks send up a cheerful tune, 

And groves a cheerful sound, 
The sexton's hand, my grave to make, 
The rich, green mountain turf should break. 

" I know that I no more should see 

The season's glorious show, 
Nor would its brightness shine for me, 

Nor its wild music flow ; 
But if, around my place of sleep, 
The friends I love should come to weep, 

They might not haste to go. 
Soft airs, and song, and light and bloom 
Should keep them lingering by my tomb. 

" These to their softened hearts should bear 

The thought of what has been, 
And speak of one who cannot share 

The gladness of the scene ; 
Whose part, in all the pomp that fills 
The circuit of the summer hills, 

Is that his grave is green ; 
And deeply would their hearts rejoice 
To hear again his living voice." 

The day after his death, which occurred at half-past five in the 
morning of June 12, 1878, I was taken up to the little front chamber in 
which the poet lay, and the covering being removed, saw his counte- 

" All cold and all serene." 

Never shall I forget the beauty of that wondrously beautiful face, 
almost buried in snowy hair, and so marble-like in the sleep of death. 
As Washington Irving said of the old sexton who crept into the vault 
where the myriad-minded Shakespeare was entombed, and beheld the 
ashes of ages, " It was something to have seen the dust " of Bryant. 
Assuredly no sculptor ever modelled a more majestic and beautiful 
image of repose. 

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It was indeed a glorious day, and the daisies were dancing and 
glimmering over the fields as the poet's family, a few old friends, and 
the villagers saw him laid in Ids last resting-place at Roslyn, after a few 
words fitly spoken by his pastor, and beheld his coffin covered with 
roses and other summer flowers by a little hand of country children, 
who gently dropped them as they circled round the poet's grave. This 
act completed, we left the aged minstrel amid the melody dearest of all 
to him in life — the music of the gentle June breezes murmuring through 
the tree-tops, from whence also came the songs of many summer birds. 

Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820), the author of " The Culprit 
Fay," was born in the city of New York in the year that gave birth 
to the eccentric poet, Percival, and John P. Kennedy, the author of 
" Horseshoe Robinson." At eighteen he abandoned merchandise and 
began the study of medicine. It was at this time that Drake and Hal- 
leck first met and formed a friendship that was only severed by death. 
When the young physician married in 1816, it was Halleck who acted 
as groomsman ; when their only child was born she was christened 
Halleck ; when he went to Europe it was to his brother-poet that he 
addressed several amusing poetical epistles ; when the pulsations of his 
gentle heart were daily growing feebler, it was his faithful friend "Fitz" 
who, with more than a brother's love, soothed his dying pillow ; and 
when the grave closed over Drake, and his sorrowing friend had said, 
as Scott did when standing by the last resting-place of Johnnie Ballan- 
tyne, "there will be less sunshine for me hereafter," it was the sorrow- 
stricken friend who wrote those tender lines so familiar to the English- 
speaking world, and which will ever continue to be among Halleck's 
and Drake's most enduring monuments : 

" Green be the turf above thee, 
Friend of my belter days ! 
None knew thee but to love thee. 
Nor named thee but to praise." 

The exquisite poem, " The Culprit Fay," on which Drake's reputa- 
tion as a poet chiefly rests, was written in his twenty-first year, and not, 
as it has always been asserted, in the summer of 1819. It was in this 
year that the two literary partners produced the "Croaker Papers," a 
signature adopted from an amusing character in Goldsmith's comedy 
of " The Good-natured Man." The poems were copied from the orig- 
inal by Langstaff, Drake's partner, that their handwriting should not 
betray them, and were either sent through the mail or delivered by 
Benjamin R. Winthrop, then a fellow-clerk with Halleck in the count- 
ing-house, in Wall Street, of Jacob Barker, the well-known Quaker banker 
and merchant. So carefully did they keep the secret of the authorship, 
that these amusing jrux d'esprit were generally attributed to the Sal- 
magundi set — the cultured Irvings, Duers, Pauldings, Hoffmans, and 
Verplancks. Since Drake's death, they have been collected and in- 
cluded in the latest editions of Halleck's poems, and the author of each 
indicated for the first time;. Sixteen years after Drake's death his 
poetical writings were first published in a handsome octavo volume. 

'fix- genial George Perkins Morris (1802-1864), a well known jour- 
nalist, and the most admired of American song-writer-., was a native 
of Philadelphia, In early life he removed to New York, and at fifteen 

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was a contributor of verses to the newspapers of that city. At twenty- 
one, with Wood worth for a partner, he established the Mirror, a literary 
weekly journal, which he continued until 1844, when, associated with 
Willis and Hiram Fuller, he began the publication of the daily Evening 
Mirror. At the close of 1845 he established the National Press, 
changed in November of the year following to the Home Journal, a 
highly successful society weekly, which he edited with Mr. Willis until 
a short period before his death, at the age of sixty-two. General Mor- 
ris edited a number of works, including " The Song-Writers of Amer- 
ica," and in conjunction with Willis, " The Prose and Poetry of Europe 
and America." In 1825 he wrote a successful drama, called " Briar 
Cliff," founded upon events of the American Revolution, from which 
he derived the substantial reward of thirty-five hundred dollars royalty 
or copyright. He was the author of the libretto of Charles E. Horn's 
opera, " The Maid of Saxony," and of a volume of prose sketches pub- 
lished in 1836. But it is chiefly as a song-writer that Morris will be 
best remembered. Some of his lyrics, such as " Woodman, Spare that 
Tree," and " Near the Lake where Drooped the Willow," are compo- 
sitions of which any poet might be proud. A proof of the great popu- 
larity of Morris as a poet is the fact that for above a score of years he 
could, any day, exchange one of his songs unread for a fifty-dollar 
check, when none of the literati of New York could at that time sell 
one for the fifth part of that sum. Between 1838, the year that he 
published " The Deserted Bride, and other Poems," and i860, when 
the last edition of his poetical writings appeared, several collections of 
his songs, ballads, and poems were issued by some of the best New 
York publishers. His military title, by which he was usually desig- 
nated, comes from his connection with the State militia. 

Morris said to the writer, in 1862, that he believed the three most 
popular American songs were Payne's "Home, Sweet Home," Sargent's 
" A Life on the Ocean Wave," and "Woodman, Spare that Tree," and 
alluded to the pleasure he had received from hearing the elder Russell, 
who composed the music to his own and Sargent's poems, sing them, 
and also Sir Henry Bishop's arrangement of " Home, Sweet Home." 
"But," added the poet, " no one ever sang Payne's lines like Anna 
Bishop." " Is your song founded on fact?" "O yes, certainly," said 
Morris ; and he then gave me substantially the same account that is 
contained in the following letter, dated New York, February 1, 1837 : 

" Riding out of town a few days since, in company with a friend, an old gentle- 
man, he invited me to turn down a little, romantic woodland pass not far from 
Bloomingdale. ' Your object ?' inquired I. ' Merely to look once more at an old 
tree planted by my grandfather long before I was born, under which I used to play 
when a boy, and where my sisters played with me. There I often listened to the 
good advice of my parents. Father, mother, sisters — ail are gone ; nothing but the 
old tree remains.' And a paleness overspread his fine countenance, and tears came 
to his eyes. After a moment's pause, he added : 'Don't think me I don't 
know how it is ; I never ride out but I turn down this lane to look at that old tree. 
I have a thousand recollections about it, and I always greet it as a familiar and well- 
remembered friend.' These words were scarcely uttered when the old gentleman 
cried out, ' There it is ! ' Near the tree stood a man with his coat off, sharpening an 
axe. ' You're not going to cut that tree down, surely? ' 'Yes, but I am, though,' 
said the woodman. ' What for? ' inquired the old gentleman, with choked emotion. 
'What for? I like that! Well, I will tell you. I want the tree for firewood.' 
'What is the tree worth to you for firewood?' ' Why, when down, about ten dol- 

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lars.' ' Suppose I should give you that sum,' said the old gentleman, ' would you let 
it stand?' 'Yes.' ' You are sure of that ? ' 'Positive!' ' Then give me a bond 
to that effect.' We went into the little cottage in which my companion was born, 
but which is now occupied by the woodman. I drew up the bond. It was signed' 
and the money paid over. As we left, the young girl, the daughter of the wcodman,' 
assured us that while she lived the tree should not be cut. These circumstances 
made a strong impression on my mind, and furnished me with the materials for the 
song I send you." 

To the statements contained in this interesting letter I will only 
add, that Morris said the tree was a grand old elm, and that it was then 
(1862) still standing. 

Many years ago a member of the House of Commons concluded a 
long speech in favor of protection by quoting, "Woodman, spare that 
tree ; " the " tree," according to the speaker from Yorkshire, being the 
" Constitution," and Sir Robert Peel the " Woodman," about to cut it 
down. What American poet could desire a more gratifying compliment 
to his genius ? It greatly delighted Morris. He resided chiefly at 
Undercliff, on the banks of the Hudson, near Cold Spring, and it was 
when on his way to or from New York by the steamer " Powell " that I 
enjoyed the pleasure of frequently meeting the genial poet. 

Charles Fenno Hoffman (1 806-1 884) — a brother of Ogden Hoff- 
man, the distinguished lawyer — born in New York City, and for thirty- 
four years, by reason of a mental disorder, living in complete retirement 
from the world, was perhaps the most generally admired of the group 
of Knickerbocker authors who flourished in his native city something 
less than half a century since, and of which he was the last survivor. 
As a song-writer he stands among Americans second only to Morris, 
and some writers have asserted that his lyric of " Sparkling and 
Bright " is unsurpassed by any similar production in the language.* 
No American martial poem, I think, produced even during the War 
of the Rebellion surpasses Hoffman's spirited lines in his stanzas on the 
Mexican battle of Monterey, which enjoyed the distinction of being 
admired by both Grant and Sherman. During the war these illustrious 
soldiers sometimes called on me to repeat them, and also to sing my 
friend Bayard Taylor's " Song of the Camp," at Vicksburg and elsewhere: 

" We were not many — we who stood 

Before the iron sleet that day ; 
Yet many a gallant spirit would 
Give half his years if but he could 

Have been with us at Monterey. 

" Now here, now there, the shot it. hailed 
In deadly drifts of fiery spray ; 
Yet not a single soldier quailed 
When wounded comrades round them wailed 
Their dying shout at Monterey. 

" And on, still on our column kept 

Through walls of flame its withering way ; 
Where fell the dead the living stept, 
Still charging on the guns which swept 
The slippery streets of Monterey. 

* " We often hear that such or such a thing is ' not worth an old song.' Alas, 
how few things are!" — WALTER SAVAGE Landor. 

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" The foe himself recoiled aghast, 

When, striking where he strongest lay. 
We swooped the flanking batteries past, 
And braving full their murderous blast, 

Stormed home the towers of Monterey. 

" Our banners on those turrets wave. 

And there our evening bugles play ; 
Where orange boughs above their grave 
Keep green the memory of the brave 

Who fought and fell at Monterey. 

" We are not many — we who pressed 

Beside the brave who fell that day ; 
Hut who of us has not confessed 
He'd rather share their warrior rest 

Than not have been at Monterey ? " 

Charles Fenno at the age of eleven was with some boyish compan- 
ions one day seated on the Cortlandt Street dock, with his legs hanging 
over the wharf as the ferry-boat came in, which caught one of his 
limbs and crushed it so badly as to render amputation above the knee 
necessary. At fifteen he entered Columbia College, having previously 
pursued his studies at the Poughkeepsie Academy, and six years later 
was admitted to the bar. Abandoning the law, he associated himself 
with Charles King in the editorship of the New York American, and 
three years later established the Knickerbocker Magazine. To its col- 
umns he contributed a series of letters descriptive of a tour in the 
Northwest, which were collected and published in 1834, entitled " A 
Winter in the West." This work was followed by " Wild Scenes in 
the Forest and Prairie," and in 1840 by the romance of " Grayslaer," 
founded on the celebrated criminal trial of Beauchampe for the murder 
of Colonel Sharpe, of Kentucky, which also furnished the theme of 
Simms's novel of "Beauchampe." Mr. Hoffman also issued several 
volumes of poetry, and it is as a lyric poet that he is best known to the 
world. In this field he is unquestionably entitled to take very high 
rank. Among the favorites which made his name so widely known, 
may be mentioned, " Rosalie Clare," " 'Tis Hard to Share her Smiles 
with Many," "The Myrtle and Steel," "Room, Boys, Room," and 
" Rio Bravo, a Mexican Lament." 

Of the large number of literary men who were present at the famous 
dinner given to authors at the City Hotel, March 30, 1837, by the 
booksellers of New York, Hoffman was the last survivor. During 
forty-seven years that he survived that memorable evening, he saw pass 
away, among others who were present, Chancellor Kent, Colonel Trum- 
bull, Albert Gallatin, Washington Irving, Fitz-Greene Halleck, James 
K. Paulding, William Cullen Bryant, George P. Morris, William L. 
Stone, Edgar A. Poe, Dr. John W. Francis, Rev. Orville Dewey, 
Matthew L. Davis, Charles King, and Lewis Gaylord Clark. 

Hoffman, said a leading London literary journal some twoscore years 
ago, "belongs to the front rank of American authors;" adding, "his 
plume waved above the heads of all the literary men of America a 
cubit clear." While filling a Government position at Washington, he 
was in 1850 attacked by a mental disorder, from which he unfortunately 

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never recovered. He died in the Harrisburg Asylum, of which he had 
been an inmate for thirty-four years, June 7, 1S84. He was not a 
graduate of Columbia College, which he left in his junior year ; but at 
the semi-centennial celebration of its incorporation he received the 
honorary degree of A.M., conferred on him in company with Washing- 
ton Irving, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and William Cullen Bryant. Accord- 
ing to my youthful recollection, Hoffman had a military bearing, was 
above the average height, with broad shoulders, on which was set a 
fine head, with dark-brown hair, and eyes hidden behind glasses made 
necessary by his near sight. He had about him the hearty, breezy 
atmosphere that characterized Christopher North, and he possessed all 
the Professor's love of manly sports. 

It was a sunny morning in September, i860, that I walked on shore 
from a steamer, at the wharf known as Caldwell's Landing, midway 
between Cold Spring and Newburg on the Hudson, and drove to a 
picturesque mansion nestled among evergreens, and admirably situated 
on the plateau north of the justly celebrated Highlands, and within 
sound, under favorable conditions of weather, of the evening gun at 
West Point. Entering the substantially built brick house, I saw around 
me on every side signs of culture and refinement in the fresh flowers, 
pictures, books, and bric-a-brac, so perfectly in harmony with my idea 
of a poet's home. The tall and graceful master of the mansion enters, 
and after a cordial and manly greeting we set forth to see his loved 
domain, and to gaze upon the extensive and varied view commanded by 
his " coign of vantage." Passing through the well-kept grounds, we 
soon reach a picturesque glen, and descending, walk along to a mass of 
rocks, among which the musical waters rush past on their way to the 
great river two miles distant. Seated on the gray rocks, the master, 
with much animation, describes substantially in these words, his first 
visit to the site on which his beautiful home now stands : " I was 
recommended by my physician," he said, " to seek a residence some- 
where north of the Highlands, and some sixteen years ago, when I first 
saw the place, it was one of the roughest pieces of land that I ever 
looked upon. But it had capabilities. I saw trees, knolls, rocks, and 
this ravine, musical with waterfalls, and to the south ' a noble wild 
prospect,' as Sam Johnson would have said, and I at once determined 
that it should be mine. Walking over the rocky fifty acres with the 
owner, who looked his astonishment no less than expressed it, that a 
city man should want his ' unimproved property,' as he called it. he 
said, 'What on earth can you do with it? It's only an idle wild.' I 
did not tell him, but I bought it, and you see what I have made of it, 
and that I was indebted to my Dutch predecessor for an appropriate 
and very pretty name." The speaker was Nathaniel Parker Willis 
(1807-1867), and the place Idlewild, almost as famous as Irving's 
Sunnyside. Here, with the exception of a health trip to the tropics, 
and to the Southern and Western States, the gifted and graceful writer 
spent the last twenty years of his ever-busy literary life ; here it was 
that after bravely battling for existence for many years, he at length 
fell a victim to the relentless tyrant, consumption, on the sixtieth anni- 
versary of his birth, and was laid at rest by the side of his mother's 
grave in Mount Auburn. 

Willis, for many years the most talked about of American authors. 

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was a native of Portland, the birthplace of Seba Smith, John Neal, and 
Henry W. and Samuel Longfellow. His father and grandfather were 
publishers, the latter having been an apprentice in the office with Ben- 
jamin Franklin, and a member of the famous Boston tea-party. He 
graduated at Yale College, and began his literary career by winning a 
prize of fifty dollars offered by the publishers of an illustrated annual. 
He established in New York the American Monthly Magazine, which 
he conducted for two years, and then, in 183 1, merged it into the New 
York Mirror. Willis spent several years in Europe, where he wrote 
" Pencillings by the Way " for his paper, and before his return to New 
York in 1837, he married an English lady, and fought a duel with Cap- 
tain Marryat. Having lost his wife, Willis, in 1845, married the only 
daughter of Hon. Joseph Grinnell, and soon after established, with 
Morris, the well-known weekly, The Home Journal, which is still 
issued. To its columns he contributed for nearly a quarter of a century 
much of the material afterward embodied in some twoscore of duodec- 
imo volumes. He published, in 1856, "Paul Fane," a novel, and he 
was also the author of several plays and various volumes of poems 
issued between the years 1827 and i860. Many of his sacred poems 
have found a place in the popular collections, some even in Church 
hymn-books, and are much admired for their exquisite finish and 

It has not, of course, been my purpose to include in this brief ad- 
dress all of the brilliant band of American authors who contributed 
more or less to the " Knickerbocker Literature." but simply to mention 
a half score of the most prominent among them. 

A high English authority — perhaps the very highest — mentions 
Bryant as one of the most eminent of English-speaking poets, who has 
unquestionably written one of the noblest poems in the English lan- 
guage, far superior to anything ever imagined by Longfellow.* Dana, 
Halleck, and Longfellow looked up to Bryant as to a master. Whitman 
placed Bryant at the head of American poets. Dickens admired Hal- 
leck f above all other American authors except Irving. Samuel Rogers 
said two or three of Halleck's productions surpassed anything that he 
had seen from the New World, and Alfred B. Street asserted that he 
would rather have been the author of Halleck's six best poems than of 
any other half-dozen written by an American. Poe, the next of the 
Knickerbocker trio of poets, is placed by competent authorities among 
the six most popular of American singers, one of whom says, '" In the 
regions of the strangely terrible, remotely fantastic, and ghastly, Poe 
reigns supreme." 

It may be doubted whether the recent prediction will be verified, 
that few American writers of fifty years ago are destined to last another 

* The Encyclopaedia Britannica. 

f To the author of this volume Charles Dickens wrote in January, 1868 : " I thank 
you cordially for your considerate kindness in sending me the enclosed note [from 
Halleck to Mrs. Rush, of Philadelphia, describing the Dickens dinner at the City 
Hotel, New York, in 1842]. I hive read it with the greatest interest, and have al- 
ways retained a delightful recollection of its amiable and accomplished writer. I, 
loo, had hoped to see him ! My dear Irving being dead, there was scarcely any one 
in America whom I so looked forward to seeing again as our old friend often thought 

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fifty years. We do not believe that the productions of Bryant and 
Cooper, of Halleck and [rving, of Drake and Edgar A. Poe, and the 
other principal Knickerbockers, will be forgotten in the year 1942. 
On the contrary, we have the faith to believe that at least a portion of 
their writings, together with those of Bancroft and Emerson, of Haw- 
thorne and Holmes, of Longfellow and Lowell, of Prescott and Whit- 
tier, will successfully endure the test of a much longer period — that 
"upon the adamant of their fame the stream of Time beats without 

A few of the many minor authors who in prose or verse contributed 
to the " Knickerbocker Literature" duringthe first half of the present 
century are still among us with their "locks of gray ; " but the great 
majority, crowned with years and honors, have passed away to join the 
" dead but sceptred sovereigns who still rule over our spirits from their 
urns." These writers were the brilliant pioneers of American litera- 
ture ; for the only professional authors of the New World who preceded 
them were Joseph Dennie and Charles Brockden Brown. Many \ 
have followed Bryant and Cooper, Halleck and Irving, Paulding and 
Verplanck ; but we shall not forget the forerunners who rose in advance 
of their welcome in what Bacon calls "the great ship of Time."* 

Whether the writers representing the " Knickerbocker Literature " 
that gathered around Washington Irving in his golden and palmy days 
at Sunnyside, half a century ago, or those that clustered around the 
loved poet of Cambridge some three decades later, in the era when it 
was called by competent authorities the "intellectual centre of the 
United States," were the strongest, my hearers must judge for them- 
selves. Notwithstanding the prevailing fashion among many recent 
writers to underrate and sneer at the " Knickerbocker Literature," it 
would seem, in the speaker's judgment, that Irving, Bryant, Poe, Cooper, 
and their comrades certainly contributed at least no less to the literary 
glory of their native land than have Prescott, Emerson, Hawthorne, 
Longfellow, and their contemporaries. 

When a very great man was asked by the speaker for his opinion on 
this point, he answered, " They cannot be compared any more than you 
would compare the commerce of the city of Boston with that of your 
great metropolis." Who will question the impartial judgment of so 
competent a critic as Benjamin Disraeli ? 

* "Our second considerable crop of American authors, horn (say) since 1S25, lias 
less force, less body, less breadth, than our first great crop, which included Cooper, 
Bryant, Irving, Emerson, Longfellow, and Whittier. . . . It seems to me that 
we are refining now at the expense of strength. Our poets and critics, like our ' 
gies' and pleasure vehicles, lack timber, lack mass. Our popular novelists are all 
point and no body.*' — John BURROUGHS. 

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

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XXIII., p. 200, of The Record.) 


Aug. 13. An dries Brestede,, 
Debora Wessels. 


Hendrik Van Nes, 
Johanna Berk. 

Abraham Kip, Sara 

Pieter Burger, Elisa- 
beth Mersen. 

20. Willem Bennet, Sara 

Philippiis Mi n thorn, 

Johanna Ral. 
Johannes de Wint, 

Anna Kermer. 
Pieter Canon, W i 1 - 

lemyntje Schermer- 

Samuel Pel, Hester 



3 1 - 

Sept. 5. 



Bernard lis Harsen, 

Sara Meyer. 
Leonard Lispeonard, 

Elsje Rutgers. 
Jacob Rycke, Catha- 

rina Pommery. 

Wilhelmiis Beekman, 
Martha Mol. 

Gerard lis Harden- 

broek, H e y 1 1 j e 

Jacob Tremper, 

Junior, Marytje 

Johannes Van Syse, 

Engeltje Appel. 
Thomas S i c k e 1 s , 

Junior, Anna 



Maria. Andries Brestede, Ju r ., 

Maria Brestede, h. v. 

v., Hendrik Brestede. 
Hendrik. Jan Van Nes, Catlyntje 

Van Nes, j. d. 
Sara. Pieter Van Ranst, Sara 

Kierstede, z. h. v. 
Marten. Johannes Man, Sara 

Reyersse, Wed. v. 

Gerrit Burger. 
Tweelingen. Pieter Lammersse, 
Wynand, Marytje Bennet, z. h. 

Margrita. v., Jacob Bennet, 

Geerlje Bennet, j. d. 
Mangenes. Johannes v. Deiirsen, 

Gerrit Minthorn, z. h. v. 
Jemima. Pieter de Wint, Maria 

Kermer, j. d. 
Maria. Evart Byvank, Maria 

Canon, z. h. v. 

Aaltje. Jacobus Montanje & 

Debora Pel, h. v. van 

Pieter Smith. 
Engeltje. Pieter de Windt, Engeltje 

Harsin, svn h. v. 
Cornelia. Antony Rutgers, Junior, 

Cornelia Rutgers, j.d. 
Margrietje. Johannes Gilbert, Mar- 

grietje Rycke, h. v. 

van Thomas Lynch. 
Jacobus. Johannes Beekman, 

Junior, Magdalena 

Beekman, j. d. 
Catharina. Jacobus Roosevelt, 

Junior, Sara Tucker, 

j. d. 
Johan Jacob. Jacob Tremper, Senior, 

Christina Welker, syn 

h. v. 
Cornells. Arent Bradt, Marytje 

Appel, j. d. 
Thomas. Thomas Sickels, Jan- 

netje Sickels, j. d. 

1 893. J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [q 

A° 1740. 



Marcus Peffer, Catha- 

rina Burger. 
A h r a h a m Parcel, 

Jannet je Van 

Isaak Van Hoek, 

Aafje Van Schayk. 

John Iliirt, Cornelia 

Lourens Wessels, 

Susanna Bradt. 
Myndert Schiiyler, 

Elisabet Wessels. 
Gerrit Brestede, 

Catharina Pro- 

Gerrit H e n n e o n , 

M a r v t j e V a n 

Jonathan V r i e n d , 

Elisabet Becker. 

Octob. 1. Nicolaas Roosevelt, 
Annatje Bresteede. 

Biirditt Fleetwood, 
Margrietje Kregier. 
5. W i 1 1 e m Bogaard, 
Annatje Pel. 

8. Lucas Van Ranst, 
Elisabet Beekman. 

John Man, Annatje 

Ben sen. 
Jacobus de Hart, 

Elisabet Moiirits. 

Simon Brestede. An- 
genietje Kierstede. 

Isaak Bradt, Magda- 

lena Smith. 
H e n d r i k Kon 

Elisabet Miserol. 

1 2 . Pietei Ilro u w e c , 
b t Qu - ikken- 




Christiaan Stouber, Maria 

syn h. v. 


Johannes Bas, Elisabet 

Van Ivore, j. d. 

Maria. Johannes Brevoort, Jo- 

hanna Van Hoek, j. d. 

Catharina. Arent Gilbert, Catharina 

Van Zandt, syn h. v. 
Willem Roorae, Annetje 

Wessels, syn h. v. 
Andries Brestede, Junior. 

Elsje Schuyler, j. d. 
David Provoost, Christina 

Pra, Mil h. v. 







Anna Maria, 





Hendrik Bogaard, Fytje 
Van Vorst, j. d. 

Frederik Becker, Catha- 
rina Moulin, h. v. van 

Johan Pieter Zenger. 
Jacobus Roosevelt, Catha- 

r i n a Hardenbroek, 

syn h. v. 
Pieter de Lancey, Jen- 

neke Kregier, j. d. 
Cornells Bogaard, 

Theuntje Pieterse, h. 

v. van Arie Bogaard. 
Cornells (j. Van Home, 

Catharina Van Home, 

h. v. van 1 ) r . Archibald 

Edward Man & Marytje 

Van Deiirsen, syn h. v. 
Moiirits de Hart, Mar- 

gareta Moiirits, h. v. 

van Balthazar de Hart. 
Johannes Norbriry, Sara 

Kierstede, h. v. van 

Pieter Van Ranst. 
John Woodside, ' 

rina Wessels, j. d. 

Homes van 

■, : M i ierol. 
Benjamin Quakkenl 

Junii r, Ariaantje \\ 
, h. v. van 

hannes Van ' 

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


Thomas Simer, Sara. 
Ariaantje Elsworth. 

15. Abraham Bensen, Marytje. 
Annatje Tilly. 

David Clark son, Levinus. 
Anna Margareta 
John Lashly, Maria Maria. 
22. Johannes G i 1 be rt , Willem. 
Tjatje Van Kiiu- 

26. Joseph de Voe, Sara Joseph. 

G e r r i t C o s y n , Walter. 

Teiintje Heyer. 
29. Willem Sackerly, An- Anna. 

natje Bradt. 

Nov. 5. Johannes Peek, Maria Marytje. 
Dow us. 

9. Jan de Boog, Johannes. 
Vroiiwtje Heyer. 


C o r n e 1 i s Bogaart, Sara 
Ver Duyn, h. v. van 
Christoffel Elsworth. 

Johannes Bodyn, Marytje 
B o c k e e Wed e . van 
Simson Bensen. 

Floris Van T a e r 1 i n g, 
Maria Brokholst, j. d. 

Dirk Koek, Marytje de 

Boog, j. d. 
Willem Gilbert, Mar- 

grietje Gilbert, h. v. 

van Thomas Verdon, 

Jan P i e t e r s e , Marytje 

Stevens, syn h. v. 
Victoor Heyer, Jannetje 

Van Gelder, syn h. v. 
Johannes Sackerly, Anna 

Bradt, h. v. van John 

Willem Peek, Hester 

Blank, h. v. van John 

Gerrit de Boog, Catha- 

rina Heyer, j. d. 


12. Johannes Aalstyn, Abraham. 
Catalyntje Rapalje. 
Pieter Van B r ii g Philip. 
Livingston, Maria 

19. Pieter Loosje, Antje Sara. 
William Parcel, Jan- Samuel, 
netje Chahaan. 

Johannes Dally, Mar- Joris. 
grietje Van Syse. 

Jacobus Kip, (Jatha- Margrietje. 
rina Kip. 
28. Petrus Ewoiits, Marytje. 
Catharyntje Ber- 

Willem Curcelius, Maria. 
Elisabet Vreden- 

Abraham Aalstyn, Mar- 
ritje Jansen, syn h. v. 

Robert Livingston, 
Junior, Maria Sprat, 
h. v. van James Alex- 

Pieter Anderson, Cornelia 
Horn, syn h. v. 

Richard Hagans, Neeltje 
Chahaan, h. v. van 
John Nichols. 

Joris Dally, Maria Dallv, 
j. d. 

Johannes Kip, Nelletje 
Kip, j. d. 

Willem Exon, Elisabet 
Hill, syn h. v. 

Willem Vredenbiirg, Wil- 
lemyntje Nak, syn h. v. 

1893-] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 2 1 

A° 1740. OUDERS. 

30. Willem Gilbert, 
Junior, Aaltje Ver- 



Hendrik Al b r ac h , 


Anna Merkie. 

Benjamin Jarvis, 


Maria Koning. 

Dec. 5. 

Robert Livingston, 
Junior, Maria 


Pieter Pra Van Zandt, 


Maria Springsteen. 

Jan Carels, Jacoba 



Abraham Borres, 
Catharyntje Hans- 


2 1. 

Daniel Burger, 


Nelly Potter. 
Everardus Brouwer, 


junior, Cornelia de 

. 25. 

Matthys Ott, Maria 
Philippina Paiilin. 


Josiiah Slidel, Elisa- 


bet Jansen. 

Jan. 4. 

Isaak Rykman, En- 
geltje Nieiiwkerk. 



Pieter Bandt, 
' Helena Bensen. 


Samuel Steenbergen, 


Elisabet Elles. 

HenricusVan Mepel, 


Maria Parmer. 

1 1. 

Baltus Heyer, Sara 




Willem Gilbert, Senior. 

Margrietje Gilbert, h. 

v. van Thomas Verdon, 

Jan Van Reyk, Barbara 

Sherre, j. d. 
Jan Bogaart, Antje Peek, 

syn h. v. 
Isaak Van Dam, Maria 

Alexander, h. v. van 

Pieter Van Briig Liv- 
Johannes Van Zandt, 

Maria Lynch, syn h. v. 
Alexander Bonrepos, 

Anna Higans. 
Vincent Montanje, Abi- 

gael Borres, j. d. 

Gerard us Comfort, Catha- 

rina Henion, syn h. v. 
Jacob Brouwer, Pieter- 

nella de Lamontanje, 

syn h. v. 
Daniel Smit, Juliana 

Berg, h. v. van Jo 

Pieter Kempel. 
Hendrik Wessels, 

Theiintje Stevens, syn 

h. v. 
Lucas Kierstede, Cornelia 

Van Vleck, Wed e van 

Johannes Rykman. 
Barent Bandt, Margrietje 

Van de Water, h. v. van 

Willem Bandt. 
Genit Van Wagenen, 

Theiintje Vanden Berg, 

syn h. v. 
Alien Koning, Rachel 

Kierstede, syn h. v. 
W.llem Heyer, Catharina 

Burger, h. v. van Mar- 
cus Poffer. 


Jan Staats, Fern- Jan. 

metje Brok. 
Johannes Byvank, Evert. 

Sara Havyland. 

Reynier Vechten, Dina 
Vim Leeiiwen, syn h. v. 

Evert B y va n k , Belitje 
Byvank, h. v. van Wil- 
liam Cardee. 

2 2 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church i?i New $Zork. [Jan., 

A' 1 741. OUDERS. 

18. Willem Woynet, Lea 
Pieter Praa Provoost, 
Geertrtiy Sipkens. 
21. Johannes Meyer, 
Elisabet Pel. 

Gerard Beekman, 
Catharina Pro- 

Laurens Lammerse, 

Lea Brass. 
Hendrik Van Gelder, 

Annatje Vander 

Feb. 1. Johannes Adolphiis 

Otlerberg, Annatje 

4. Marten Bogart, 

Christina Parcel. 
Ephraim Braisier, Ca- 
tharina Van Reti- 
re n. 
11. W/alter de Grati, 
• Maria de Lamair. 
Simson Bensen, Jan- 

netje Ament. 
15. Pieter Hendriks, 

Mach teltje Za- 

Benjamin Morgan, 

Maria Tiebout. 
Theodorus Van 

Wyck, Helena 

Sand ford. 
18. Abraham Elbertze, 

Rachel Aarssen. 
Elbert Haring, Elis- 

beth Bogert. 
25. Benjamin Deland, 

Elisabeth Vreden- 

Maert4. Thomas Fardon, Ju r 

Margrietje Gilbert. 
Teunis Somerendyk, 

Catharina Stout. 
Pieter Hofman, Ca- 
tharina Berg. 
Hendrik Hennion, 

Jannetje Zabrisco. 








Jan Wilkes, Tryntje 



h. v. 

David Provoost, Christina 
Praa, syn h. v. 

Willem Bogaart, Junior, 
Jannetje Hans, h. v. 
van John Griffet. 

H e n r i c u s Beekman, 
Junior, Cornelia Boek- 
man, Wed e . van R: ch- 
ard Van Dam. 

Edward Wider, Sara 
Bets, syn h. v. 

Isaak de Milt, Michieltje 
Vander Voort, syn h. v. 


Christiaan Stnuber, He- 

lena Nelsing, h. v. van 

Jan Dirk Vos. 


Abraham Rycke, Lea 

Parcel, j. d. 


Johannes Gilbert, Jti- 

dith Gacherie, Wed e 

van Lucas Braisier. 


Walter Heyer, Jenneke 

Van Vorst, syn h. v. 


Andries 'Meyer, Jtinior, 

Catlyntje Bensen, j. d. 


John Dyer, Maria Dver, 


Johannes Tiebotit, Maria 

Van Deventer, syn h. v. 


Cornelis Sandford, Catha- 

rina Provoost, h. v. van 

Abraham Van Wyck. 


John Hosier, Neeltje 

Fienie, j. d. 


AlbertusTebotit, Cornelia 

Bogert. z. v. 


Richard Caker, Margrietje 

Vredenbtirg, z. h. 


Willem Gilbert, Aaltje 

Fardon, z. h. v. 


Jacob Somerendyk, Isabel 

Stout, j. d. 


Willem Latirens, Catha- 

rina Cembel, j. d. 


Hendrik Hti t e r , Mar- 

grietje Hen ion, j. d. 

iS 9 3-l R*ords of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. 

A° 174*- 



Alexander Bulsen, Maria. 

Sara de Milt. 
Barend Bosch, Aafje Evert. 

Charles Smith. Cor- Charles. 

nelia Wilkeson. 
Dirk Ten Eyk, Mar- Sara. 

ritje Rome. 
Benjamin Moor, Benjamin. 

Vrotiwtje Meyer. 
Roelof Shedmore, Roelof. 

Geertje Winter. 
Cornells Vanden Tryntje. 
Berg, Elisabeth 
Reinier Nak, Elisa- Neellje. 
beth Terbosch. 

25. Johannes Peffer, An- Christiaan. 
gnietje v. Hoorn. 

Cornells Brouwer. Sara. 

Hester Bodyn. 
Olphert Roseveld, Johannes. 

Elisabeth Loiins- 

Adriaan Banker, Elis- Florus. 

beth V. Taerling. 
Abraham Blank, Sara Robert. 






Isaac Stoutenbnrg, Cornelia. 
Anneke Daily. 

Henricus Brevoort, Henricus. 
itharina de La- 

Pieter Van Pen risen, Pieter. 
Maria Ilildret. 

Jan Willemsze, Jan- Jannetje. 

netjeVan de Water, 
innes M oyer, I 

Aaltje Rom ( e. 
AdamKoning, Maria 

Willem Vredenbiirg, Reynier. 

Willemyntje Nak. 

I, ,1 , as Kierstede, Ja( 
Maria Reikman. 

Milt, M 
f os eph de '■ Sara 

, /.. h. v. 
Jan Will 1 Wil- 

keson, h.v.v. I h Poel. 
h. v. v. Willem R 
Yde Mei 
z. h. v. 
Willem Deen, Rebecca 

Winters, z. h. v. 
Abraham Aalstyn, Mar- 
retje Jansse, z. h. v. 

V, itthysNak, Neeltje \ 
Vliet, h. v. v. Joh s Ter- 

Christiaan Stoiiver, 
Marytje Peffer, h.v.van 
Jacob Trimper. 

joh s Bodyn, Tryntje Hen- 
sen, z. h. v. 
Adam Koning, Antje, /.. 
h. v. 

David Abeel, Maria Din- 
kink, z. h. v. 
Isaac Blank, Sara Vand' 

Spiegel, Wed'' v. John 

Jan de Lamo 

Maria Daily, z. 


yntje Boke, h. v. v. Ja- 

I [ars ;en. 
Abraham Van D 
Anneke Van 

j. d. 

Ik 1. Irii 

. h. v. 

ritze, z. h. v. 


h. v. v. 
" beth V. I- ■ v - 

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

A° 1741. OUDERS. 

Jacob Stoutenbiirg, 
Maria Turk. 

26. Johannes Lam, Chris- 

tina Lent. 
Jan Ekkerse, Sara 

29. Abraham Egt, 
Tryntje Bensen. 

John Marshal, Elsje 
May 10. Abraham Mils, Hes- 
ter Blank. 
13. Mattheiis Aalstein, 
Sara Linch. 

Gybert Boun Eliza- 
beth Ament. 

Isaac Boke, Bregje 

Jan Van Hoorn, Ju r , 
Celia Hart. 

17. Samuel Johnson, 

Marytje Van Pelt. 
Willem Laton, Mar- 
grietje Ketelhuin. 

18. Gideon Lynsen, 

Maria Smith. 


17. Egtb er t Egbertze, 

Maria Linch. 

18. George Ling Kraft, 

Sara Elswart. 
24. Josiia Kison, An- 

natje Hegeman. 
Johannes A p p e 1 , 
■ Marytje Wilkesse. 

27. Abraham Lanoy, 

Junior, Hester 

Johannes Van Deiir- 

sen, Geertje Min- 

Adolph Swartwoud, 

Elsie Sanders. 

Jiiny 3. Abraham Van Deur- 
sen, Antje Koek. 


Isaac. TanirsBarre, AaltjeTurk, 

z. h. v. 

Lea. Alexander Lam, Annatje 

Mepel, j. d. 

Henricus. Abraham Pawling, An- 
natje Montanje Wed e v. 
Jan Dikse. 

Maria. Simson Bensen, Marytje 

v. Dyk, Wed e v. Wil- 
lem Egt. 

Edward. H e n d r i k Rtitgers, Su- 

sanna Marshal, j. d. 

Abraham. Isaac Blank, Engeltje An- 

Antony. Egbert B. Egbertze, 

Maria Thong, h. v. v. 
Robert Livingston, Jii r 

Lidia. Pieter Ament, Elisabeth 

Tienhoven, z. h. v. 

Marytje. Willem Pears, Thanneke 

Pears, j. d. 

Jan. Jan Van Hoorn, Catha- 

rina Kys, h. v. v. Corn 1 

Benjamin. Benjamin Perriam, Jan- 
netje Johnson, z. h. v. 

Margrietje. Thomas Monden, Sara 
Garside, z. h. v. 

Angenietje. Johannes Senger, Tryntje 
Michielze, Wed. van 
J oh 5 Alten. 

Benjamin. Benjamin Egtbertze, 
Antje Egtbertze, j. d. 

Elisabeth. Abraham Lynse, Elisa- 
beth Elswort. 

Femmetje. • Wynant Van Zant, Catha- 
rina Van Zant. 

Willem. Johannes Van Sysse, En- 

geltje Appel, z. h. v. 

Rrisje. Christoffel Codwise/Nellie 

Van Giesen, syn h. v. 

Pieter. Johannes Minthorne, Jan- 

netje Elsworth, syn h. v. 

Willem. Willem Walton, Maria 

San t fort, syn h. v. Rob- 
ert Ray, Elsje Ray, j. d. 

Annatje. W T illern Koek, Elisabet 

Koek, j. d. 

1893-] Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. 








Isaak Zee, Eva Vo- 


Nathaniel Hinson, 


Elisabeth Mars- 



Gerardus Smith, Ca- 
tharina Sebring. 



Johan Jacob Appel, 
Frina Witstyn. 



Johannes Brevoort, 
Louisa Cochertal. 



Abraham Paalding, 
Maria Cosyn. 



Johannes Vreden- 
b li r g , Jannetje 


Nicolaas Kermer, 


Aaltje Sebring. 


Isaak Bussing, Elisa- 
bet Tilly. 



Abraham Van Vlek- 


k e r en , Hilletje 



16 Decemb. 


Fredrik Fyn, Rachel 



Johannes Koning, 


Anna Ravo. 


Jacob Somerendyk, 
Emerentia Stout. 



Jan Pieterse, Marytje 


Johannes Pears, 


Maria Tiboiit. 


Thomas Montanje, 
Rebecca Bryant. 



John Stiirnip, Sara 



Francis B r a d t , 


Vrouwtje Meyer. 

Steenwvk de Riemer, 
Catharina Roose- 



Vincent Montanje, 
dalena Vocheiir, j. d. 

Joris Marschalk, Maria 
Turk, j. d. 

Fredrik Sebring, Marytje 

Provoort, syn h. v. 
Johannes Seriger, Barbara 

Sherre, j. d. 
Elias Brevoort, Junior, 

Jannetje Samman, h. v. 

van Evert Pels. 
Barent Barkeyt, Rebecca 

Oothout, syn h. v. 
Joost de Milt, Maria Van 

Vechten, j. d. 

Gerard Smith, Catharina 
Sebring. syn h. v. 

Harmen Bussing, Sara 
SI over, syn h. v. 

Mariniis Van Vlekkeren, 
Heiulri k Van Vlek- 
keren, Cornelia Liiwis, 
syn h. v. 

Johannes Van Za n d t , 
Rachel Redly, Wed e 
van Dirk Bensen. 

Daniel Ravo, Jannetje 
Ravo, h. v. van John 

Theunis Somerendyk, 
Catharina Stout, svn 
h. v. 

Cornelis Vanden Berg, 
Elisabet Pieterse, syn 
h. v. 

Albertus Tiboiit, Cornelia 
Bbgert, syn h. v. 

Dirk Uytden Bogaard, 
Maria Ekkerson, j. d. 

L li c a s Rom me, Aal tje 
Sebring, syn h. v. 

Isaac B r a d t , Diewertje 
Wessels, Wed 
Isaak Bradt. 

lis Roosevelt,Junior, 
Catharina Comfort, h. v. 
van Nicolaas Roose- 

26 Fishkill Inscriptions. [Jan., 


(Continued from Vol. XXIII. , p. 216, of The Record.) 

Peter Graham | Son of Duncan Graham | Died June 4 th 1822 | Aged 
52 years 5 mos. j Sieze ! Mortals Sieze ! the truant hour | Improve Each 
Moment as it flies. | Lift 5 a short summer — man a flower | He dies alas ! 
— how soon he dies 

James Given | A native of Cullybackey Ireland, where | he was born. 
April 12 th 1777. I A patriot there ; — left in the rebellion of | 1798. Came 
to Fishkill ; and was one of the most | useful & prominent Citizens for 
over 60 yrs. | "A Ruling Elder in the Church" | In 1816 he formed 
the Sunday School one | of the very oldest in the Country | And was its 
Superintendnt until his death | For the long period of 46 years | Died 
November 5 th 1862 | In the 86 th year of his age. 

Eliza-Jane-Grey. | Daughter of | William and Jane Grey | Deceased 
Dec 15 th 186 I Aged 7 years-4 mos-23 days | " Good-Bye Mamma ! Good- 
bye Papa ! I Here I long to stay | But if I must remove | " Ye Angels 
bear my soul away | To brighter scenes above | Good-bye dear ! dear ! 
Mamma Good-bye 

Captain John Gridley | A soldier of the Revolution | Born November 
1749. I Died December i st 1830 | Aged 81 years 

Duncan Graham | Born November 15 th 1740 | Died Feb 23 d 1835 |. 
Aged 94 years. 3 mos 8 dy s | Behold and see — as you pass bye | As you are 
now — so once was I | As 1 am now — so you will be | Prepare for death ; 
and follow me. 

Elizabeth Du-Bois | Died December 12 th 1819 | Aged 40 years-8 
mos-24 days I A'so | Martha Cheeseman | Died December 12 th 1819 | 
Aged 69 years. 10 mos. 12 d'ys. | "In death not divided. " 

Mary | wife of James Fream | departed July 20 th 1780 | Iu ye 30 th 
year of ye Age | Margaret daughter of | James & Mary Fream | who died 
July 21 st 1781 I JE 1 year 8 days | Farewell !— Farewell !— to ail below | 
•My Saviour calls-and I must go j Husband dear ! I can-not stay | So 
Stretch my Wings and Fly Away | Beyond the deep dark grave I see | 
-The Home in Heaven Prepared for Me. 

Sacred to ye Memory of | Captain Jacob Du-Bois. | Who was born- 
May I st day 1734 I and departed this mortal life | Nov 24 th 1795. M 61 
yrs-6 mos-24 days. | Jacob Dubois is my name | Fishkill is my station 
I Heaven is my dwelling-place | And Christ is my salvation | Here I lay 
dead-and gone to dust | And all my Bones are Rotten | When this you 
see-Remember me, | And I'll not be Forgotten 

Here lyes the Body of | Jacob Du-Bois | who departed this life : Aged 
83 years | June 4 th 1783. | Reader stop | and see thy Doom | Thou art 
hastening to the Tomb | Seek Mercy ! ere it is Too Late. | Thou meetest 
with a Dreadful Fate. 

In memory | John-Du-Bois | who died | Nov 14 th 1869 | A-E-ioc 

1893-] Fishkill Inscriptions. 

In memory of I Three children of | Peter and Hannah Du-B 
jam in Abraham-and Anne | who all died in the year 1770. |' When the 
Arkangeals Trump shad Blow | And Souls ami Bodyesse foyn j What 
krowds shall wish their Stay Below | Had been as Short as Thine. 

Hier Lyde Het Lighaam | Van Pieter Du-Bois | Overleeden Den 22 
van Januarie | Anno i73 7 / 8 Oude Zynde 63 jaar [Horn 1 674 . | [One 
of founders of this Church. The stone has been set in an appropriate 
tablet frame and placed in the wall of the North aisle, by his descendant 
the late Abram Du Bois, M.D., of New York.] 

Matilday | Wife of Nathan Lane | Died Feb 4 th 1840 | Aged 20 years 
10 mos 6 days | My soul broke out in strong desire | Its perfect bliss to 
prove j My longing heart was all on fire | To be removed in love. 

Adrian-Montfort | Born 1755 I ^ )ic(1 ^ e ^ 6th ^49 | /E 94 years 

Aletta Waldron. | Wife of Adrian IVTontfort Esq r. | Died July 29 th 1802 

I JE 38 years 7 mos | Affliction sore-long time she bore | Physicians aid 
was vain | Till God did please her soul to seize | And ease her from her 

Anno 1771 Den 22 nd September | In De Heere Gerust | Catharine- 
Lawrence I Huys vrow van | Lawrence-Lawrence | Oudt Zynde 42 Jaaren 
I 9 maanden en 4 dagen (Born Dec. 22, 1729) | Hier dght her over 
schot van een Godeeven | Vrow Haar Deugdt Wotellt en Gestreewong | 
Dramdt Gncheeven en maar Geewig Zalthaau | Ziel BT Goden en Wende 
Leevcn afWie-haar | Voor Bodd Volght Heyft maar Eemkron Von W 

Magdalene | Wife of Mr Ab m Lynsen of New-York | Who departed 
this life I Sept 20 1783 | Aged-40 years. | [Born 1 743-1 I Affliction sore 
long time she bore | Physicians aid was vain | Till God did please 
-her to release | And ease her from her pain. 

Sheldon I son of | Sheldon and Polly Martin | Died Aug 29 th [825 
I Aged 11 mos cv. 6 day | The smilling infant with all its charms | Lays 
struggling in its motheis arms. | Where is the father? Go call him ! that 
he may see | This trying scene as well as me. | Dear Parents view my 
gasping breath | And do not mourn my Early death, j Sleep on sweet 
babe-and lake your rest I God called you home-he thought it best. 

Mary Elizabeth | Wile of Jerome Phillipps | Died April 25 th 1849 | Ag 
19 years. | Shed not for her-lhe bitter tear | Nor ere indulge in vain 
regrets | T'is but the casket that lies here | The gem that filled it- 

Hier Leyde het Lighaam. \ van Catrina Rapalje | Huys vrow den 
Reverend Dominie | Benjamin Meenema | in de Heere Ontslaapen | 
Oude Synde, 28 Jaar-6 maanden [Born July 1730.] 

Hier Leyde het Lighaam ] van De Feiwaarde Heere | R Domi- 

nie Benjamin Meemema | in hyr Leenens Teje predikant van de ! Vis- 
kels et Appoughkeepsie I I: tslaapen den Sepl 1761 | Oude Synde 

56 h.i [Born in Amsterdam, Holland, 1705. Educated and 
Ide & W In. tailed 2' 1 ' 1 Paster .,1' tl 

Chun hes of Fishkill and Pokeepsie I >< - embi 1 22 nd 1745- ; his 

pastorates 1755— 56. He probab y married at Fishkill. as b 
his wife are buried there., and the Rapaljies are aii oid Fishkill lain 

28 Fishk.ll Inscriptions. [J an -> 

Little Melissa | Daughter of | George and Eliza Pearsall | Died March 
8 th i860 I JE 1 yr-10 mos-18 days | Happy Melissa | "Rest in peaceful 
slumbers rest | Early rescued from the cares | Which would have in- 
creased I with thine growing years." 

Emma | daughter of Meritt and Sara Owe | Died May 28 1843 | 
Aged 11 days | Sweet babe-she glanced into our world to see | A sample 
of our misery. | Then turned her little head aside | Disgusted with the 
taste, and died. 

Elenor Pudney | Born Dec 14 th 1739 | Died Sept 12 th 1831 | JE 91 
year 8 mos 29 days 

To perpetuate the remembrance | of an amiable and beloved son | 
a kind and affectionate brother. | a faithful friend. | And sincere and ex- 
emplary Christian | This Cenotaph is erected by | The bereaved and 
afflicted family of | William-Edward-Rapelje | who died at sea on his 
return | from Europe on the 2 d day of June 1833 | In the 31 st year of his 
age I His body was solemnly committed | To the deep. 

Sacred to the Memory of | Jane j Wife of Major Richard Rapelje | And 
daughter of Isaac Van-Wyck Esq | who departed this life | Nov 23 d 1806. 
aged 24 yrsS mos | Still lives the memory of departed worth. | The tear is 
holy-that bedews this sod | Although the fading form is laid in Earth | 
The living mind 5 ascended to its God 

Glory to God Alone | Sacred to the Memory of | Major Richard 
Rapelje | He was born on Long-Island, 30 th of | August 1764. Removed 
to Fishkill during | our Revolutionary | struggle ; when but a youth. | 
Where by the most unremitting industry | and application to business : 
he soon rose to | independence, respectability, and influence, attained | 
by few. Active in publick ; interesting | in social, and amiable in private 
life ; I he lived to bless his day, and generation | And fell asleep the 2 d of 
September 1825. j Aged 61 years and 2 days. 

Ann I Wife of Major Richard Rapelje | daughter Archibald and Cath- 
arine Currie | Born September 13 th 1777 j Died January 31 st i860 | 
Whom have I in Heaven but thee? | And there is none upon earth that I 
desire | beside 5 thee ; My flesh and my heart faileth | But God is the 
strength of my heart and my | portion for ever. 

The Grave of | Richard Rapelje | son of Richard and Ann Rapelje | 
Exemplary in every relation of life : | And endeared by his many virtues | 
to all who knew him ;-he- | while the prospect of many years of | con- 
tinued usefulness was bright yielded his | Spirit to God | on the 26 th 
of December 1846 | In the $2 d year of his age | Be ye also ready, for in 
such an hour j as ye think not ; the Son of man cometh. 

The grave of I Catharine Elizabeth | Wife of | Isaac E.Cotheal | daugh- 
ter of Richard and Ann Rapelje | Born July 8 th 18 19 | Died Jan 8 th 1864. 

Sacred to the Memory of | Archibald Currie Rapelje, son of Richard 
and Ann Rapelje | Died July 28 th 1831 | Age 14 yea 6 mos 12 days | 
Though death the strongest tie did sever j And veiled each earthly joy 
in gloom | Must all our hopes-sweet youth for-ever j Be laid with thee, 
in this dark tomb | No ! there is left one beam of light j One cheering 
hope to us is given | The sting of death can never blight | The hope of 
meeting thee in Heaven. 

1 893.] Fish kill Inscriptions. 2 q 

Mary | Wife of Abraham B. Rapeljie | Died Nov 2 nd 1802 | Aged. 44 
years 5 mos 6 days | A tender molher-and a-virtuous wife | Prudent in 
all the needful cares of life. 

Abraham B. Rapelje | Died Jan 12 18 18 | Aged 57 years. 

Stephen Rapelje M-D. | Surgeon in the | United States Navy. | Who 
died I on board of the | United States-man-of-war Wabash | Sept 11 th 1856 
I Aged 68 years. 

Phoebe Eliza Ripelje, | wife of Samuel Bowne | daughter of Abraham 
B Rapelje | Born Oct 31 st 1796 | Died Oct 10 th 1880. | li Joy cometh in 
the morning. " 

Samuel Bowne | Born June 23 d 1795 | Died July 25 th 1848 j "For 
so he giveth his beloved sleep" 

J. R. Jeromus-Rapelje | Died Jan 3 d 1S40 | Aged 35 years. 

Edward Remsen | Born Feb 27 1100 | Died Nov 24 th 1878. 

John Remsen | Died Oct 8 th 1809 | Aged 26 yrs 1 mo 22 days 

Zebulon Southard | Died Oct 20 th 1854 | Aged 77 years 3 mos 9 days 

Catharine | wife of Zebulon Southard | Died May 31 st 1854 

Mary Ida | Daughter of John H. Southard | Died March 8 th 18 | 
Aged 12 yrs 1 mo 15 dys. | Her last words were Good- Bye dear Mother 
I I am going home, how light it is ! I am not | afraid ! Jesus is here ! 
O what a | beautiful beautiful light. Good-Bye-Good- Bye. 

Hannah Cooper | wife of Stephen Smith | Died Sept 4 h 1799 | Aged 
36 years, 7 mos, 10 days | The coffin ; the shroud, and the grave | To 
her were no object of dread | On Christ who is mighty to save | Her soul 
was with confidence stayed. 

Abraham Smith | Born in the city of New- York | the 9 th d}e of Feb 
1732 I Dyed Sept 1 18 17 | Aged 85 years 

Mary | Wife of Abraham Smith Merchant | of-New-York Died Feb 

6 th 1808 I JE 67 years 

Nicholas T. Strippel | Born in Germany Aug 23 d 1782 | Died at 
Fisbkills April 22 1847 | aged 64 yrs 8 mos 

Harriet daughter of | David and Catharine Sturges | who departed 
this mortal life | Dec ye io ,h 1795 | JE 4 year 8 4 mos 3 day s 

[Double Stone. ] Cornelius Sebring Esqr | of New-York | who de- 
parted this lyfe | Aug ye 6 th 1778 | Aged 62 years | 6 mos | Born Feb 
1716 I Sarah S | Wife of Cornelius Sebring Esq ] she departed this lyfe. 
I Aug ye 16 th 1792 I aged 62 y | 6 mos | Born Feb 1730. 

In Memory of | Mrs Margaret Currie | The daughter | Cornelius and 
Alihea Sebring | who died | Nov 9 th 1842 | Age 93 years | "Bless the 
Lord O my Soul [Bom Feb 1 1750.] 

In memory of | Isaac Sebring j Son of Cornelius and Alihea Sebring. 
Bom December 2i bt 175ft I J)l( -' (1 M;lv i Bt A-D. 1841 | Aged 84 yrs. 4 
mos. 10 d\ b 

-^O Fish kill Inscriptions. [Jan., 

Sacred to the Memory of | Mary | Wife of | Evert Wynkoop Swart | 
Born Nov i st 1729-DyedMar 7 th 1792 | Aged 62 years-3 mos-25 dys | A 
good name is better than precious | ointment : And the day of death 
than the | day of one 5 birth | Reader whoe'er thou art-behold thy doom 
I Time hurries onward to the silent tomb J Improve the day of grace 
before too late | The gloomy monarch shall decide thy late 

Adolphus Vadewater | Born September 1760. | Died Augustus 1830. 
/Etat 70 y 

Hier Lydt Het Lighaam | Van Jacobus Swartout | Zynde In de 
Heere Gerust | Den 3 Dagh van April 1749 | Oude Zynde 57 Jaar 1 
maande | En 20 Dagen [Born Feb 10 th 1692.] 

Thomas Osborn | Born July 27 th 1764 | Died Oct 13 th 18 | His wife 
I Catharine Osborn | Born Dec 25 th 1766 | Died April 17 th 1837 | Their 
niece | Catharine-Osborn-Swartout | Born Jan 30 th 1798 | Died Nov iS th 

Daniel Townsend j Born at Norwich Long-Island | August 26 th day 
17S5 I Died August 17 th 1825 

Julia Van-Voorhis | wife of. | John-T-Rich | Died March 9 th 1840 
I Aged 28 years j also | Her daughter | Louise | aged 20 months [ Sleep 
sweetly dust of immortality | 'Till Jesus raise the slumbering dead | And 
mother, infant glorified | Rise from their lowly bed. 

In memory of | Zacharius Van-Voohis | who departed this life | 
Jan 'y ye 20 th 1741 | Aged 74 years [Born 1710] 

Anna Lawrence | Wife of Zacharius Van-Voorhis | Born Aug 24 th 
1751 I Died December 10 th 1781. 

[Double Stone] Here lyes the Bodye | JOHN. Van VOORHES | 
Borned 1682. Anno | Deceased Oct ye io 1h 1757 | A e 75 years | Here 
lyes the Bodye | Barbara Van Dyck. Borned 1684 | Deceased A e 1743 
I April ye 18 th dye 

Here lyes the Bodye of | Jacob Van Voorhis | Born ye Oct 14 th 1724 
I Dep rt ' d Jan'y-ye 20 th 1784 | A e 56 yrs 3 mos 3 days | Behold ye sinners, 
all take warning | Ye Lord he cometh in the morning | Ye Trump shall 
Blow ye angels ye call | Rock and Mountains on us Fall 

In Memory of | Major William Roe Van-Voorhis | Died Nov 2 nd .1828 
I in his 64 th year. 

William infantson of Jacob Van Tassel | Dyed July 3 d dye. 1769 | /E 
3 months 

Abraham Zacharius Van-Voorhis | Born Feb 6 th t8oo | Died Aug 19 th 
1875 I Aged 75 I Not lost ! But gone before | Dear is the spot where 
Abraham sleep s | By sin-and suffering tried no more | Oh why should we 
-in anguish weep j He is not lost-but gone before 

Sally I Wife of William R Vail | Died April 13 th 1842 | Aged 35 
years. | In faith she died-in dust she lies | But faith forsee 5 that dust shall 
rise I When Jesus calls-while faith assumes I And boasts of joys-beyond 

Harriott C. Stagg | Wife of William C Van Wyck | Died at Studley 
Fairfax Co Virginia | August 14 th 1825 | Aged 42 years 

1 89 3.] Fishkill Inscriptions. ^ F 

Glory to God Alone | Sacred to the Memr'y of I Reverend Nicho- 
las Van Vranken | Minister of Jehovah Jesus and Pastor of | the Dutch 
Reformed Congregations of Fishkill | Hopewell. new-Hackensack. Tins 
Excellent | man lived tenderly beloved, and died deeply | lamented ; by 
the people of his charge. He was | born 24" 1 of May 1762 Departed in 
Peace | and rested in hope May 20 th 1804 | Age 41 yea 1 1 mos 19 d | The 
Lord gave-And the hath taken Away : Blessed | be the Name of the Lord. 

In Memory | Cornelius Van Voorhis | Who was born | August 26 th 
1S16 I Died at the battle of | Pittsburgh Landing | April 6 th 1862 | "Shall 
not the Judge-of all the { Earth do right? " 

Sacred to the Memory of | Ruthy Comstock | The first wife of the | 
Reverend Nicholas Van Vranken. | who was born December 31 st 1763 | 
Departed this life Aug 16 th i8co | aged 36 years. 4 mos-16 days 

In Memory of [ Cornelius I Van-Wyck [ Son of Isaac Van-Wyck | 
who departed this lyfe | Feb ye 17 th dye 1804 | /E 19 yi s 4 mos And 14 
days I This truth how certain when this life is o'er | Man dies to live, and 
lives to die no more 

In Memory of | Maria | Daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Van Wyck | 
who departed this life | October ye 7 th day. 1805 | Aged 15 years : 11 
mo s 7 day s | Sleep dearest child in Jesus sleep | While o'er your moulder- 
ing dust we weep | Oh happy dead, when Jesus comes | Thy dust to ran- 
som from the tomb 

Dianah Van Wyck | Wife of Jacob Van Wyck | Dyed November 28 th 
1792 I ^E tat 35 years [Born 1757] 

Glory to God Alone | Sacred to the Memory of ] Isaac Van-Wyck 
Esq r I He was born Oct ye 27 th 1755 | And Departed this Life Aug ye 
28 th 181 1 I ^Etat 55 years 10 mos 1 day. 

In Memory of | Elizabeth | Wife of Isaac Van-Wyck Esq r | who de- 
parted this bfe I Feb 1 I th 1800 | Aged 43 years 2 days | Accept blest shade 
this tribute of a tear | While to my soul thy memory shal be dear | In all 
my griefs-trdne image shal have part | And hold a place superior in my 

In Memory of | Charles Young Van-Wyck | who dyed Feb ye 10 th 
%A : . 10 m ae S day 

Bjer Leydt Begraaven | Cornelius C Va Weyck. | overleeden De 15 th 
Maert | Anno 1767 Oudt Zynde | 34 Jaar 3 maanden en 6 daagen | Zoe 
Zaligh Fly miens Vlieusch. | De ruse en Gode ner reche. | Ver rounen 
Die sal weer uye | Zyn sroff mer luse | De Heer Zyn Gode Anschonwen 
[Born Dec 9 th 1732] 

Hier Lyes Interred J The Bodye of Sarah Van Weyck | 'I he dearly- 
beloved wife of I Charles Lc-Roux Esq r | Who Departed ye Lyfe | Juli 
ye 30 dye 1 77 1 | JE 29 yrs, 7 mos, 26 dys 

Elizabeth | daughter of Isaac Van Wyck | who died | January 31 st 
1845 I In the 66 th year of her age 

Hier Leydt Begraavan | Het Lichaam | Theodorus Van Weyck | 
Soon von Cornelius | Geboren den Mai 16 th 1700 | Gestorven den 3 
October | Anno 1754 | Out Zynde 54 Jaar, 4 maande, 18 Days 

5 2 Fishkill Inscriptions. [Jan., 

Hier Lydt Begraaven | Kathelyn Adnejanse | Huis vrow von Theo- 
'dorus | Van VVeyck. | Geboren Juli 27 th 1725 | Gestorven 24 Juni 1746 | 
Oudt Zynde 20 Jaar 1 1 maanden. 

Sacred-to the Memory of | Anna Maria Verplanck | who was born | 
April 17 th 1729 I Departed this Life | October 20 th 1779 | /E 50 )-ears 

Hier lyes the bodye of | Cornelius Van Weyck | Born April 2 I st 1696 | 
who departed this Lyfe | The 28 th Day Juny 1671. |-Aged 67 years 2 
month & 7 dy | His flesh in Hope Rests in the Dust | Hi Soul Depart ed 
Thence we Trust | Is Praising God Among the Just 

Hie lyes the Bodye of | Hannah Thorn | wife of Cornlius Va Wycke 

I Was born February 28 th 1700 | Who departed this lyfe | Aug 23 d 1 77 1 . 

Ag 71 yrs 5 m 23 d J Behold ye sinners, now take warning | The Lord 

he cometh-in ye morning | The Saints will Rise-but Sinners Call j Rocks 

and Mountains-on us Fall 

Hie Leydt Begraaven Het Lichaam | Van Antje Van -Weyck | Over- 
leeden dtn 22 nd Maert | in t' Jaar onses Heere 1784 | Oudt Zynde 6 
Jaar 2 maanden | 22 daagen. 

In Memory of | Gertrude Ver Planck | who departed this Lyfe | ye 24 th 
d'y of Juni 1794 | /Etat 62 years 7 mos 7 dys 

Sacred to the Memory of | William-Beekman VerPlanck | who de- 
parted this lyfe [ Ye 30 of December 1804 | Aged 34 years 9 mos and 26 
dye s I Also | Mary-Ann-Catharine | Daughter of the Above | who de- 
parted Juli ye 19'" 1804 I Age 4 years-11 mos-and 26 days 

Margaret VerPlanck | Wife of Peter Mesier | Died November 7 th 1852 
I JE 81 years 2 mos 

Sacred to the Memory of | Effle VerPlanck [ Wife of Phillip VerPlanck 
Esqr I who was born ye 16 th dye February 1739 I And Departed this Lyfe 
I November ye 22 dye 1775 | Aged 38 years 9 months, 6 dys | Here 
lyes Quite Free Irom Lyfe 5 Distracting Cares [ A Tender wife, and a Friend 
Sincere | Whom Deatli Cut Short in Prime of Lyfe you See | But Stop 
My Grief-we soon shall Equal Be | When the Good Lord sees Fit to end 
My Time j With thy Beloved Dust Shall Mingle Mine 

John Zuncher cut this stone 

Sacred to the Memory of | Phillip VerPlanck Esqr | who departed 
this Lyfe | June 20 1777 | Aged 40 years 

James Weeks | Born November ye 10 th 1737 | Deid Novemb ye 15 th 
1790 I Aged 53 years | Remember me I once had breath ] In the midst, 
of life-we are in death | Death calls us home-we must obey | I was well— 
sick-and dead all in one day. 

Jemima Weeks | Born June 21 st 1746 | Died June 27 1808 j Aged 62 

George son of | Richard and Laetitia Weeks | Died December 14 th 
184 1 I Aged 18 years 2 mos | Young man ! I say unto thee Arise ! 

Gilbert Weeks | Born April 27 th 1 74 1. | Died March 12 th 1799. 

Fishkill I us r rip:.. 2 3 

Ann Humphrey j Wife of Martin Wilt n Mare i. 

Died April - c 14'' 1 1775 j A_ trs 1 month | Beh :e all ve 

who pass bye | As you are now So once Was I. | As 1 am Am N 
Will . pare for Death And Follow Me 

Nancy Weeks | Born Feb 26 th | 171 2 | Died Aug 
1778 I \- i 66 years 6 mos An Honest Dame; a frugal wife | we 
greved Her much when she left this Lyfe. 

Henry Wood | Died November 19 th 1852 | Aged 52 years | Tin 
- round and steals away | The breath tha first it gave | Whate'er we 
do-by night-or day | We hastening to the grave 

Sacred to the Memory of | William Wamsley Esq Measurer of 1 
for the City of New York j Who Departed this Mortal Life at the | Fish- 
kills Aug 4 th 1S03. I /Flat 59 years | O death T'is Thine to End " 
Mortal Life. | And Cut the Tender Ties, of Husband and of Wife 
Tender Sympathy of Married Life- | Dissolved by Thee ;-soon sickens 
Dies. I But soon King of Terrors-Thy Sway Shall End | For Thine 
Tho' Long is not An Eternal Sleep j When the Last Trumpets Call Shall 
Sound I Rock s , and Mountains on us Fall. | The Just shall Rise Ascend 
and Cease to Weep. | Accept this Tribute Dear Departed Friend | The 
Last Sad ( IfFering of a Much Loved Wife. | And when with Her the 
Voyage of Life Shall End | O may She Joyn Thee in Eternal life. | But 
Thou who Healestall Human Woes j Grant Thai She May not sit Soli- 
tary T'lll Life 5 Close | But Give to Her Another Partner of Worth. | And 
a Few more Happy Day Upon This Earth 

General Frederick Westbrook | A Patriot and soldier of the Revo- 
lution I Born 1753 I Died December 6 th dye 1829 | Erected by His son 
Rev Cornelius D Westbrook 

Hannah Westbrook | Wife of | Reverend Cornelius D Westbrook 
and daughter of Isaac Van Wyck | She died on the evening ol 
Lord 5 -Day | Feb 23 1S17 | In the 30 th year of her age | Her record is 
on hifrh 

Maria | Wife of Martin Wiltsie | Died May 6 th 1S0S | Age 37 years. 9 


Walter Wright Esq | A Native of Ettrick Forrest 5 Scotland | Died at 
Fishkill j June 29"' 1840 | aged 77 years 

Bartow White M. D. | Born Nov 7"' 177^ | Died December iz 1 

1 With long life will I satisfy him. And show 
I him my salvation | 91*' Psalm, i6 ti [1 »ne ol the most promi- 

nent and honored citizens of the town of Fishkill. H nted 

listrict in ss, and was for 62 years the beloved physician of a 

large community. | ' 

Anne Schenck. | wife 1 v Whi M-D. I Born S pi 1 :' ;; 

In the 7s'' 1 year ol h and 

call her blessed, | Proverb 31 * x -2 8 th 

Abigal Whittemore | wife of Ei - | In 

the 7 

-? 4 Fishkill Inscripiioiis. [Jan., 

In memory of | Harriet | Daughter of | John and Ann Dorset | of 

the City of New-York | who died April 10 th 1843 | Aged 14 years 3 mos 

14 dys I "The Lord saw fit in Early day j To take our lovely child away 

I Fn m hristian friends and Parents dear | Our lovely daughter 5 buried 


Rombout or Presbyterian Church Yard. 

Sacred to the Memory of | Benjamin Everitt Senior | who departed 
this life I Jan 22 18 18, aged 88 yrs 

In memory of hisson | Benjamin Everitt Jr | who died July 27 th 1865. 
I Aged 101 years 2 mos 27 dys | [Born May 7 th -1764] 

In memory of | Phoebe wife of Benjamin Everitt | Died November I st 
1830 I aged 62 years ; 1 mo 8 dys | But where is she? with form of grace 
I With cheeks serenely fair | Who near God s altar loved the place | Go 
ask the spoiler ; " Where ? " 

In memory of | Richard Woolsey. son of | Col Jacob Griffen who died 
January 4 th 17S8 | Aged 19 years ; 7 mos ; 1 day. 

Sacred to the memory of | Colonel Jacob Griffin | who departed th Life 
20 th of March 1800 | Aged 69 yrs 11 mos 

In memory of Ruth j Widow of the late Col Jacob Griffin | Who de- 
parted this life Aug 16 th 1825 | Aged 89 years | Cast me not off when 
strength declines | When hoary hairs arise | And round me-let thy glory 
shine | Whenere th servant dies | Then in the history of my'age j When 
men review my days | They read thy love in every page | In every line 
thy praise 

Jacob Griffin Jr j Departed this life J Dec 29 th 1799 | Aged 37 yrs 2 
mos 6 days. 

Sacred to the Memory of | William Van Wyck. Esq r | who deceased 
November ye 24 th 1793 | Aged 63 years 4 rnos | On tombs econiums,- 
are but vainly spent | A Virtuous Lyfe is the best Monument. 

Sacred to the Memory of | Mrs Sarah Van Wyck | The late pious, 
and Excellent | Second wife of William Van Wyck Esq r | By whom this 
Monument was erected | She Dyed December ye 9 th dye 1792. | In the 
50 th year of her age | Among her last words were the following. | Bu 
drops of grief-can ne'er repay | The debt of love I owe | Here Lord I 
give myself away | T'is all that I can do 

Here Lyes Buryed The Bodye of | Dinah Cooper the oldest Daughter 
of I Doctor Van-Wyck. who deceased | ye 27 th dye of July 1785. aged 28 
yrs. 4 mos 

Heere Lyes Interred the Remains of | Altjie Brinkerhoff. | wife Dr. 
Theodorus Van Wyck J Who Departed July 8 th 1774 | In ye 42 yr of her 
age. I In her were united Rachels Beauty | Sarah 5 Obedience ; Abigals 
Prudence — j Martha s Earnest Fidelity ; Mary s Pious Heart 

In Memory of | Mary Van Wyck 2 nd wife of | Doctor Theodorus Van 
Wyck I Who Departed this Lyf | Feb ye 12 th dye 1787 | ^Etat 46 yea 10 
mos 4 da 

1S93.] Fishkill Inscriptions. 35 

Sacred to th Memory of | Doctor Theodorus Van Wyck | who de- 
parted this Life I Decembe 7 1789 I ^Etat 59 years n mos 15 dys | His 
Children as a Testimony of their Affection | have Caused this Monumental 
Stone I To Be Erected. 

Here Lves Burved | The Bodye of Theodorus Van Wyck Esqr. | who 
was Born on Long-Island October ye | 15 th dye 1697. Removed to Fish- 
skill 1736 I Departed this Lyfe September ye 15 th dye | 1776 and In the 
Year of the Indepen | dence of America. 

Mrs Elizabeth Van Wyck | wife to Theodorus Van Wyck Esqr | Born 
March 26 th 1698 I Dyed January 5 ,h 1764 | In ye 66 :h year | H— M-S . | 
What 5 Mortal 5 Dead j The Immortal fled | From Flesh & Scence | lo 
lovs Immense I This Dust Shall Rise | And Mount the Skies | When 
lioth»Shall joyn | The Work Divine | And Thro Endless Ages Sing | 
Anthems to our God and King, 

In Memory of | Derrick Van Wyck | Son of Dr Theodorus Van Wyck | 
who departed This Life | Dec 25 th 17S4 | Aged 14 yrs 9 mos 10 dy 

Sacred to the Memory of Henry Browers | Born 1716 | Died April 
14 th I Aged 60 years 

In Memory of I Francis Fleewellyng. | who departed in the year of 
our Lord 1806 | on ye 17 dye of April. | He having been born in the 
year 1 75 1 

Heere Lyes the Earthly Bodye of | John Linderbeck | He was Born 
Anno 1710 on ye 10 th dye | of March. And Departed ye 17 th dye of De- 
cember I Anno Domini 1760 | /E 50 yrs 9 mos 7 da 

Heere Lyes the Bodye of | Peter Le Due | who was Born Dec ye 6 th 
Anno 1704 I Departed Feb ye 26 th 1795 I A S ed 75 years 2 mos-24 dye 5 
Sacred to the Memory of | The Reverend Chauncy Graham | Pastor 
of the Presbyterian Society at Fishkills | He was born at Stratford New 
England | September ye 8 th day 1727 | And Departed this Mortal Life | 
March 30 th 1784 I iEtat 56 years 7 mos. 

Here Lves Interred the Mortal Remains | Mrs Elizabeth Graham | 
wife to the Reverend | Chauncy Graham | With whom she lived Twenty 
years A Shining I Pattern of Social Virtues | She was Beautiful in I erson : 
I Steady in Religion | Constant in friendship | Tender in affections | Un- 
stained in Character | For Whom Religion, Prudence, Wisdom Virtue | 
Shone far Above her Earthly Trials. | She Departed this Lyfe Sept > c 17 
dye 1770 I In ye 38 th year of her Lyfe. 

This Monument is Sacred to the Memory | of John Wood late of the 
Fishkills I who was Born Mav ye 16 th day Anno 1731 | Departed Jan ye 
31 st dye 1791 I iEtat 59 ye 8 m 15 d | He possessed a Fine Clear Estate 
which I he Acquired By H;s Prudeence, and Industry : | His Begimngs 
was no Other than his Naked | Hands ; And His Wit to Work Withall. 
After leaving 1 A Handsome Dower to His Widow, -He Bequeathed | the 
Remainder to his Nephews, and Nieces ; & | Charitable Uses. | Farewell 
vain world-Ive had Enough of Thee | And now am Careless, what thou 
thinkestofme I Thy smiles I court not, nor thy Frowns I Fear | iYly 
Cares are Past;-My Head Lves Quiet Here | What faults you saw in me 
Take Care & Shun | And Look at Home-Enough is to be Done. 

?6 Fishkill biscriptions. [Jan., 

• Heere Lyes Interred the Body | Frances Wilson | Born 1713 Anno 
Domino | Dceased April ye 23 dye 1760 | Aged 47 year 

Sacred to the Memory | of Martha Schofield. | A native of Farley-Tyas, 
In the I Parish of Almondsbury | Yorkshire-England [ who departed 
this life I Aug 25 th 1844 | Aged 21 years-6 mos-24days. 

The following epitaphs are from Trinity Churchyard, Fishkill Village. 

In Memory of | Samuel Ainslee | A native of Oaks | In the township 
of I Thurstonland Yorkshire England | who departed this life | Nov 16 th 
1842 I Aged 31 years-7 mos-16 days | In the morning of life, in the 
prime of his years. | He has left his companions, in sorrows and tears | 
In the strength of his youth,-in the midst of its bloom. | He has finished his 
course-and now sleeps in the tomb. | But his sorrowing friends-whf) shall 
comfort them now | Teach the stricken soul to the Savior to bow. | Those 
who trust in God s mercy-find solace for fears | For the veil is removed- 
and himself wipes their tears. 

Sacred to the Memory of | Elizabeth Ackroyd. | A native of Farley- 
Tyas-ln the | Parish of Almondsbury | Yorkshire-England | who de- 
parted this Life I May 25 th 1843 | Aged 26 ycais-4 mos-24 days | Her 
languishing head-is at rest | Its thinking and aching are o'er | Her quiet 
inmoveable breast | Is heaved by affliction no more. | Her heart is no 
longer the seat | Of trouble and torturing pain. | It ceases to fiutter and 
beat I It never can flutter again 

Sacred to the Memory of | Sarah Daughter of Wm McKelvey | And 
the dear wife of Birdseye Watkins. j who deceased Oct ye I st dye 1800. | 
JE 31 years 9 mos 6 days | Weep not for me-My dea Birdseye | My soul 
is risen to Christ on High | Receive, believe, thy Soul and Live. | My 
Bodye s Rests now-in the grave. | My Bodye s Mouldering, in the dust. | 
My Soul rejoices with the Just. | Angels and Saints, all Joyn the throng. 
I The Song of Moses And the Lamb 

In Memory of | John Tilliott | Born November 10 th 1764. | Died 
April 6 th 1S43 I Of him it may in Truth be said | He speaketh still al- 
though lies dead | His life was faith, his death wa trust | That God would 
raise him, from the dust. 

Sacred to the Memory of | William Gould | a Native of Almondsbury. 
(the parish of) | Yorkshire England | who died Oct 2 nd 183S | Aged 34 
years 5 mos 28 days | also | Sarah his wife | A native of Wolverton, North- 
umberland England | who died Oct 2 nd 1838 | Aged 35 years 2 mos 24 
days I also | Charles their son | A native of Wooton Yorkshire England 
who died Oct 3 d 1838 | Aged 4 years 4 days j Poisoned by Eating | 
Fungus Toadstools | Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord 

Sacred To the Memory of | William Alliger | Who was Deceesed Apil 
ye 13 th 1792 I Aged 44 years | "Death to all." | Her called from Labor 
to Reform | A weary Mason Resting lyes | Till the Last Trumpets Awful 
Blow j Shall bid Each Mortal Atom Rise | Then Shall the Sons, of Truth 
and Life | Whose Sign is Faith Whose Token Love. | Receive the Word, 
that Brings their Flight | To Joyn the higher Lodge Above [One of the 
first Masons on the Hudson River] 

1 893.] Weddings at St. Mary, W/n'/echapel, London. -> j 

Sacred to the Memory of | Wilmot Ogden | Only daughter of Captain 
Benjamin Ogden as a proof of his affection and his affliction j who 
parted this Life Oc 4 th 1790 | In the 22 nd year of her age | Her discon- 
solate Father has erected this | Monument, as a proof of his affection for 
I his only daughter 

Sacred to the Memory of | Benjamin Cromwell | who died May S ,h 
1804 I Aged 38 yr s 8 mos 26 dys | Hark from the tombs a doleful sound 
I My years attend the cry | Ye living men-come view the ground | 
Where you must shortly lie 

FROM A.D. 1615 TO 1625. 

Communicated by John V. L. Pruyn. 

(Continued from Vol. XXIII., p. 47, of The Record.) 

6, John Barker and Mary Baker. 
11, Ambrose Bush and Christian Wodcock. 
20, Rich : Lord and Rebecka Berry. 
26, Henry Walton cc Margery Gynne. 

26, William Norley & Elizab : Hayward. 
29, Thomas Rhodes &: Margery Crowch. 
29, Baptist Hingle and Ellin Haynes. 

October 1625. 

2, William ffeild and Sybil] Adisson. 

3, Edward Basan [&] Elizab : Steavenson. 
3, George Talforth & Rachell Hewes. 

9, Nicholas Robinson and Elizab : Hartly. 

9, John Piff and Jvdith Nitingale. 

17, Christofer Perle and Elizab : Sparke. 

17, [Blank] Wanflek [&] Katheren Browne. 

18, ffrancis ffeild & Elizab : Huffe. 

19, John Kinglaugh & Abigail Cresten. 
19, ffrancis Huberd & Sarah Evans. 

24, William Smyth & Margery Severall. 

25, Anthony Towler and Gwin Jones. 
25, Robert Robsart [&] Agnes Bricknell. 

27, Robert Adams [& ] Elenor Negoose. 
27, John Birks and Joane Cason. 

31, John Heberne and Mary Coppin. 
31, William Ward and Sarah Carter. 

November [1625]. 

1, Thomas Arnold and Gelian Onyon. 

3, Moyses flinch and Anne Hubert. 

3, John Locke and Jane Edwards. 

5, William Gervase [&] Elizabeth Richards. 

5, Henry Evans and Margaret Pickering. 

7, William ffotherby & Elizab : Buckminster. 

;. Henry White & Margaret King. 

•jg Weddings at St. Mary, Whitcchapel, London. [Jan., 

• 8, John Borne and Sissely Lee. 

10, James Tvn and Sarah Hodgekins. 

13, John Witchell [and] Magdalen Webb. 

15, John Holt and Margaret White. 

15, John Hunt and Magdalen Jones. 

15, Thomas Storke and Margaret Goodgame. 

21, Phillip Brice and Mary Rawlins. 

21, John Browne and Barbrah Carpenter. 

21, Richard Caswell and Mary Kempe. 

21, William Jones [and] Joane Johnson. 

2i, Gregory Biggs and Judith Barton. 

23, Lodovick Malapert and Sarah June. 

24, Tho : Midleton and Barbrah Garlick. 

24, Tho : Anderson and Anne Smyth. 

25, W T illiam Hawkeridg and Elizab : Boothowse. 

25, John Jeanes and Alice Wheeler. 

27, Thomas Scarbrough and Alice Slater. 

27, William Cross and Judith Marshall. 

28, Morrice Lewis and Hellen Broadway. 

December 1625. 
1, George Gryme and Joane Gryfnth. 
4, Robert Skirret and Margery Buffree. 
4, William Cope and Mary Gray. 

4, Henry Cordley and Susan Roberts. 

5, Robert Ansell and Joane Shelton. 

5, Nathaniall Ellyard and Margaret Lewis. 

6, James Price and Jane Stapers. 

6, Henry Gibson and Elizab : Beard. 

6, Edward Jennings and Joane Bicknall. 

. 6, John Golding and Anne Lewis. 

6, William Cullenbine and Parnell Webb. 

■ 8, Stephen Small and Mercy Banks. 

8, John Louelock and Julian Castell. 

9, William Hayes and ffrances Haylet. 

11, Richard Bartlet [and] Elizabeth Cittery. 
15, John Bower and Margaret Bestwick. 

18, Tho : Pickhaver and Mary Cowlidge. 

19, Clement Kellit and Sarah Reddit. 
19, William Benglosse and Jane Wood. 
21, John Judd and Anne Martin. 

21, Julian Blackney and ffrancis Clowes. 

22, John Reignolds and Tacy Loueband. 

26, John Byrd and Elizabeth Symons. 

28, Edward Harris and Alice Knowles. 

29, Joseph Petts and Wibrow Cole. 
29, John Hackles and Alice Lipper. 

29, Myles Loraunce and Elizab : Loxley. 
29, Thomas Barnes and Anne Hitchpeth. 

29, Thomas Allen and Anne Midlecut. 

30, Josuah Halfpeny and Mary Coppin. 


iSoj-] Fairfax Families of America. — Ver Planck Family, 



Two interesting letters, by Mr. W. M. Caryand Mr. Lindsay Fairfax, re- 
cently appeared in Tlie Baltimore Sun, giving the genealogies and inci- 
dental histories of the two Fairfax families of America. It is not generally 

known tint neith se families descends from the famous I 

Fairfax, of Virginia, the friend and patron of Washington, and it will 
be a matter <>! surprise to many to learn that his lordship died a bach- 
elor. The ancestor of the branch which now holds the title was William 
Fairfax, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1728, and afterward 
removed to Virginia to manage Lord Fairfax's estates. William's son 
Bryan eventually inherited the title, and from him is directly descended 
Dr. John Contee Fairfax, of Maryland, who, although possessor of the 
title, has never taken his seat in the House of Lor 

The other family descends from Thomas Fairfax, who went to Mary- 
land and proved title to lands lying in Calvert County as early as 1667, 
seventy-eight years previous to Lord Fairfax's settlement in America. 
Did space permit, it would be interesting to print the genealogy of this 
interesting branch in full, for its record is both old and honoral le, and 
is uiven in a clear, concise, and dignified manner by Mr. Lindsay Fairfax. 
Suffice it to say, however, that the earlier ancestors of this line resided 
in Maryland, where they are recorded as landowners, and that Henry 
Fairfax, a lineal descendant of the above-mentioned Thomas (and a son 
of Jonathan Fairfax, who died on his estates in Charles Co., Md., in 1787) 
moved to Virginia, settling in Dumfries. Henry Fairfax's sou, Colonel 
John Walter Fairfax, who served gallantly on Col. Longstreet's staff in 
the late war, is now residing at his father's homestead in Prince William 
County, Virginia, and two of his sons, Hamilton and Lindsay Fairfax, 
have recently married and settled in this city, where they have achieved 
success and worthily represent an honored line. 


By William < iORDon Ver I'i 

1. Abraham Isaacse Ver Planck, bom prior to ifiio, and came to 
America about the year 163^, or earlier; married Maria Vinge (01 Vinje\, 
or Vigne), the daughter of Geleyn Vinge and Adriana Cuvilje (( >r ( luvel), 
Adriana Cuvilje was the widow of [an fansen Damen, and his 
heiress. Her daughter Maria Vinge, at the time she married Abraham 
inck, is said to have been a widow, her married name 1 

R , >a Ross. He died between [689 91. Maria died about 1 

They had nine children, as follows : 

2. Catalina.b. ; m. David Schuyler, Oct [3, 1 

and lived in Albany, N. Y. 

3, Abigail, b. ; m. A| Adrian Van Lei. 

+ 4. Geleyn (sometimes called Cuban), b. Jan. i, i< 

aq Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. [Jan., 

5. Isaac, bp. June 26, 1641 ; d. in infancy. 

6. Susanna, bp. May 25, 1642; m. Apl. 20, 1669, John 


7. Jacomyntje, bp. July 6, 1644. 

8. Ariaantje, bp. Dec. 2, 1646; m. Milgert Wynantse Van der 

Poel. She died between 1688 and 1692, when her husband 
married Elizabeth W. Teller. 

9. Hillegond, bp. Nov. 1, 1648 ; m. David Ackerman of 

Hackensack, N. J. 

4. 10. Isaac, bp. Feb. 26, 1651. 
4. Geleyn Ver Planck, son of Abraham Isaacse Ver Planck (1) and 
Maria Vinge, was born in New York, Jan. 1, 1637. In his youth he 
was bound out apprentice to Allard Anthony. He was married June 
10-20, 1668, at New York City, by the Rev. Samuel Drisius. to Henrica 
Wessels, the daughter of Metje Wessels, a tavern keeper. Henrica was 
born in Sept., 1644. Geleyn Ver Planck lived in New York City and at 
Albany. He died April 23, 1684. After his death his widow married 
Jacobus Kip, by whom she had no children. The children of Geleyn 
Ver Planck were eight : 

«I« 11. Samuel, b. Dec. 16-26, 1669. 

4« 12. Jacobus, b. Dec. 1, 1 67 1 , o. s. 

13. Abraham, b. Jan. 3-13, 1674; bp. at Albany, Jan. 24, 1674. 

On the 7th of June, 1695, he sailed in the "Brothers 
Adventure " as mate, for Newfoundland. He left there 
July 18, 1695, but was never heard of afterwards. 

14. John, b. March 2^, 1675-6; bp. on Easter, March 26 ; d. 

July 14, 1676. 

15. Benjamin, b. in Albany, March 17, 1677-8 ; bp. March 20 ; 

d. in New York, Auo:. 4, 1678, and buried there Aug. 6. 

16. Benjamin, b. in New York, July 20, 1679 ; bp. July 27 ; d. 

July 21, 16.80. 

17. Anna; b. Sept. 2, 1680; bap. Sept. 5; m. Andrew Teller; 

d. 1702. 

18. Gulina, b. June 22, 1684 ; d. Nov. 30, 1701, and buried 

Dec. 4 in the church (New York, probably). 
10. Isaac Ver Planck (or Verplanck, as this branch of the family 
have since written the name), youngest son of Abraham Isaacse Ver 
Planck (1) and Maria Vinge; born at Albany, and baptized Feb. 26, 
1 65 1 ; married Abigail Wytenbogart (Uytenbogaardt). Pie lived at 
Albany ; was assistant alderman named in the first charter of Albany 
granted by Governor Dongan, July 22, 1686. His wife was alive in 1728. 
He died about 1729. His children were : 
•%• 19. Isaac. 

20. Jacobus. 

21. Abigail. 

22. Jacob, bp. June 21, 1684, at Albany ; sponsors, Ariaantje 

Verplanck and Jacob Ten Eyk. 

23. Dirkje (or Dorothy), bp. at Albany, Sept. 16, 1686 ; Geertje 

Ten Eyk and David Schuyler, sponsors. 
4-24. Jacob, bp. at Albany, Oct. 28, 1688; Ariaantje Van der 

Poel and Jacob Ten Eyk, sponsors. 
»f« 25. Geleyn, bp. June 18, 1693. 

l8 93-] Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. 


* 26. David, bp. at Albany, April 14, 1695 ; Meindert Schuyler— 
Margaret Verplanck, sponsors. 

27. Catalyntie, b. June 19, 169S; m. Landert Whitbeck Feb 

23. 1734. 

28. Rachael, bp. at Albany, May 12, 1700; Abraam Schuyler 

Melcheit Van der Poel, Jr., Rachelje Schuyler, sponsors'; m'. 
Jan. Winne, Jan. 2, 1726. He d. prior to March 24, 1735 
n. Samuel Ver Planck, son of Gelevn Ver Planck (4) and Henrica 
Wessels, was born in New York City, Dec. 16-26, 1669, and was baptized 
Dec. 19, by the Rev. Samuel Drissius ; married Oct. 27, 1691, Ariantie 
Bayard, daughter of Balthazar Bayard; died at sea, Nov. 20, 1698, while 
on a voyage from Curacoa to Jamaica, and is buried in the Island of 
Jamaica. He had four children as follows : 

29. Mary, b. Aug. 31, 1692; m. Henry Brockhurst, 1722; d. 

without issue. 

30. Henrica, b. Aug. 18, 1694, and d. in infancy. 

31. Anna, b. June 10, 1696 ; d. 1760. 
* 32. Gulian, b. May 31, 1698. 

12. Jacobus Ver Planck, son of Gelevn Ver Planck (4) and Henrica 
Wessels, born Dec. 1, 1671 ; married Margarita Schuyler, youngest 
daughter of Philip Peterse Schuyler and Margaretta Van Slichtenhorst, 
on Sept. 8, 1691, at Albany, by Rev. Goodwirkeis Delius. He lived in 
New York City, and died there Oct. 30, 1699, ar >d was buried in the 
church. After his death his widow returned to Albany and married John 
Collins, Nov, 2, 1701, by whom she had three children, Edward, Samuel, 
and Margaret. She died May 15, 1748, and was buried at Albanv, N. Y., 
May 16, 1748. She had two children by Jacobus Ver Planck : 

33. Guilliaum (or William), b. March 28, 1693 ; never mar- 
ried ; d. June 6, 1745, and buried at Fishkill Village, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y., in Dutch Churchyard. 
•h 34. Philip, b. June 28, 1695. 
19. Isaac Ver Planck, son of Isaac Ver Planck (10) and Abigail 
Wytenbogart, born at Albanv, N. Y. ; married Emerentia Provost, daugh- 
ter of Elias Provost, Dec. 7, 1711 ; died about 1721. After his death'his 
widow married Gerrit Roos, July 17, 1725. His children were : 

35. Isaac, b. Feb. 4, 1715. 

36. Cornelia, b. July 29, 17 16. 

37. Abraham, b. Oct. 19, 1718 ; d. Nov. 28, 1742, and buried 

at Albany. 

38. Abigail, b. Oct. 30, 1720 ; buried at Albany, Feb. 26, 1729. 

24. Jacob Ver Planck, son of Isaac Ver Planck '(10) and Abigail 

Wytenbogart, born in Albany, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1688; married ; 

died . He had one child : 

39. Gertrude, m. Vrooman. 

25. Guleyn Ver Planck, son of Isaac Ver Planck (10) and Abigail 
Wytenbogart, born June 18, 1693, at Albany; married Dec. 11, 1724, 
Adriantje Van der Poel. He died July 7, 1749, and is buried in Albanv. 
He had six children : 

40. Isaac, bp. Oct. 1, 1725. 

•J- 4 1 - William, bp. Nov. 19, 1727. 

42. Abigail, bp. Dec. 8, 1729; m. Sept. 26, 1753, Sanders J. 

42 Genealogy of the Vcr Planck Family. [Jan., 

43. Milchest, bp. Dec. 5, 1751. 

44. Elizabeth, bp. July 11, 1734. 
■f. 45. Abraham, bp. May 6, 1739. 

26. David Ver Planck, son of Isaac Ver Planck (10) and Abigail 
Wytenbogart, born in Albany, N. Y., April 14, 1695 ; he was commonly 
known as David of Beeren Island, where he lived. He was married three 
times. He married first July 16, 1723, Ariantje, daughter of Barent 
Pieterse Coeymans, by whom he had no issue ; she died and he then 

married Brouwer, by whom he had one child : 

4-46. David, bp. Sept. 4, 1748. 

26. David Ver Planck, married third, Catrina Boone, Nov. 12, 
1752, by whom he had four children : 

4.47. Johannis, bp. Nov. 12, 1753. 

48. Ariantje, bp. July 1, 1755 ; m. first, June 6, 1768, Abraham 

Gardinier; m. second, Levi Blasdell, of Coeymans, N. Y.; 
d. Jan. 10, 1814. 

49. Harriet, bp. 1 757. 

4« 50. Isaac D., bp. 1759. 

32. Gulian Ver Planck, son of Samuel Ver Planck (11) and 
Ariantje Bayard, born May 31, 1698; married Sept. 8, 1737, Mary 
Crommelin, daughter of Charles Crommelin and Anna Sinclair,_and 
died Nov. 11, 1 75 1. He had seven children : 

51. Samuel, b. Aug. 30, 1738; d. Sept. 9, 1738. 
•h 52. Samuel, b. Sept. 19, 1739. 

53. Charles, b. Aug. 29, 1741 ; d. March 8, 174S-9. 

54. Anna, b. Oct. 11, 1743 ; m. Sept. 3, 1760, Gabriel G. 


55. Mary, b. Dec. 18, 1745; m. April 13, 1763, Charles 

McEvers ; d. 1779. 

56. Adriantje, b. July 2, 1748; d. Jan. 15, 1752. 
►f 57. Gulian, b. Feb. 11, 1750-51. 

34. Philip Ver Planck, son of Jacobus Ver Planck (12) and Mar- 
garita Schuyler, born June 28, 1695; married, April 10,' 1718, to his 
second cousin, Gertrude, only daughter of Johannis Van Cortlandt and 
Anna Maria Van Schaick, by the Rev. Bernardus Freeman, minister of 
Flatbush, L. I. He was Sheriff of Albany Co. in 1722. He was a 
member of the Provincial Assembly as the representative of the Cortlandt 
Manor, 1734-68. Through his wife he came into possession of that part 
of the Cortlandt Manor afterward known as Ver Planck's Point. His 
wife died Sept. 30, 1766. He died Oct 13, 1771, and is buried at Cort- 
landt Manor. He had nine children : 

58. Anna Maria, b. May 21, 1719 ; d. Aug. 23, 1726. 

59. Jacobus, b. Jan. 4, 1 720-1 ; d. Dec. 30, 1774, no issue. 

60. Johannis, b. Feb. 18, 1723-4 ; d. March 7, 1724, buried at 

the church in Albany, March 11, 1724. 

61. Margaret, b. Jan. 18, 1725-6; d. Nov., 1767. 

62. Johannis, b. June 29, 1727 ; d. Feb. 14, 1774 ; no issue. 

63. Anna Maria, b. June 23, 1729 ; d. Oct. 20, 1779. 

64. Gertruy, b. Nov. 9, 1 73 1 ; d. June 24, 1794, buried in the 

Dutch Churchyard at Fishkill Village, N. Y. 

65. Catherine, b. June 20, 1734 ; d. Sept. 1804, buried at Fish- 

<i> 66. Phillip, b. Aug. 30, 1736. 

1893-] Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. 


41. William Ver Planck, son of Guleyn Ver Planck (25) and Adri- 
antje Van der Poel, baptized Nov. 19, 1727; married June 20, 1759, 

Lydia Liverse. He died 

He had three children : 

67. Ariantje, b. May 4, 1760 ; m. Johannis I. Pruyn. 

68. Rachael, b. Oct. 11, 1762; m. James Lansing. 

69. Geleyn, b. July 16, 1765. 

45. Abraham Ver Planck, son of Guleyn Ver Planck (25) and Adri- 
antje Van der Poel, baptized May 6, 1739 ; married, first, June 8, 1761, 
Martje Bogart (who was baptized Oct. 5, 1 74 1 ), daughter of Douw Bogart, 
and had two children : 

70. Guleyn, b. Jan. 19, 1765. 

71. Ariantje, b. May 26, 1768 ; m. July 9, 1788, John Van 

Aernham Lansing. 

45. Abraham Ver Planck, married, second, Hendrikje (or Helena) 
Lansing, June 20, 1772, and by her had no children. 

46. David Ver Planck, son of David Ver Planck (of Beeren Island) 

(26) and Brouwer, born September 4, 1748 ; married Christina 

Van Volkenburgh. He lived at Fort Plain, N. Y. He had two chil- 
dren : 

4* 72. David. 
73. Catherine. 

47. Johannis Ver Planck, son of David (Beeren Island) Ver Planck 
(26) and Catrina Boone, baptized Nov. 12, 1753 ; married Catherine 
Huck, Sept. 29, 1772. died 

He had five children : 

4- 74. David John. 
4. 75. John D. 

76. Catherine, b. ; m. James Colvin. 

77. Abigail, b. ; m. David Rogers. 

78. Maria, b. ; m. Andrew Van Antwerp 

50. Isaac D. Ver Planck (known as Major), son of David (Beeren 
Island) Ver Planck (26) and Catrina Boone, born 1759; married Lena 
Hougtaling ; died Feb. 24, 1836, at Coeymans, N. Y. He was Judge 
of the Court of Common Pleas, Albany. He had nine children : 

79. Helen, b. June 22, 1783 ; m. John McCarty. 
* 80. David I. D., b. May 30, 1785. 

81. Catherine, b. Dec' 14, 1 7S7 ; m. Peter Van Antwerp; d. 

Sept. 22, 18 1 7. 

82. Harriet, b. April 12, 1789; m. Eliphalet Ackerman, Feb. 

14, 1808. 
4.83. Abraham, b. Dec. 4, 1 793- 

84. Elizabeth, b. April 12, 1796. 

85. Ann, b. Dec. 15, 1799 ; m. Dr. B. B. Fredenburgh, Oct. 8, 

1823. / 

86. Maria, b. Jan. 25, 1802; m. Dec. 30, 1824, Isaac Whit- 

beck ; d. Dec. 22, 1875. 

87. Caroline, b. March 7, 1807 ; m. Van Lenner Overpaugh. 
52. Samuel Ver Planck, son of Gulian Ver Planck (32) and Mary 

Crommehn, born Sept. 19, 1739; married April 26, 1761, his cousin, 
Judith Crommelin (born Sept. 16, 1739 ; died Sept. 1803), daugh- 
ter of Daniel Crommelin, of Amsterdam, and Mary Le Piastrier. He 

A A Notes and Queries. [Ja n -> 

died at Mount Gulian on the Hudson, Jan. 27, 1820. He had two 
children : 

4« 88. Daniel Crommelin, b. March 19, 1762. 

89. Mary, b. July 3, 1763 ; d. 1765. 

57. Gulian Ver Planck, son of Gulian Ver Planck (32) and Mary 
Crommelin, born Feb. 11, 1 7.50-1 ; married March 29, 1784, Cornelia 
Johnstone, daughter of David Johnstone. She was born Sept. 21, 1757. 
He lived in New York City on Wall Street, and died Nov. 20, 1799. 
After his death his widow married George Caines. He had seven chil- 
dren : 

90. Maria Cornelia, b. Jan. 25, 1785 ; m. William Allen ; d. 

Feb. q, 1825, at Hyde Park, N. Y. 

91. Eliza Magdalena, b. Feb. 16, 1786, who never married and 

died at Rondout, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1861. 

92. Anna Sophia, b. Sept. 24, 1787; d. Sept. 15, 1819. 
•f- 93. David Johnstone, b. Jan. 18, 1789. 

94. Emily, b. Jan. 11, 1791, at New York City; m. April 29, 

1822, Claude Sylvaine Quillard ; d. Feb. 12, 1869. 

95. Charlotte DeLancey, b. Sept. 25, 1792 ; d. 1857. 

66. Philip Ver Planck, son of Philip Ver Planck (34) and Gertrude 
Van Cortlandt, born at Cortlandt Manor, N. Y,, Aug. 30, 1736 ; married 
April 7, 1764, Aefje Beekman, daughter of Gerard Beekman and Cather- 
ina Provoost, born Feb. 16, and baptized Feb. 25, 1736-7. She died 
Nov. 15, 1775, and he died June 20, 1777, and they are both buried in 
the Dutch churchyard at Fishkill village, N. Y. He had six children : 

97. Catherine, b. April 21, 1765 ; m. Nov. 4, 1786, Herman 

Hoffman ; d. May 1 ^>ZS- 

98. Gertrude, b. Aug. 26, 1766 ; m. March 8, 1789, Anthony 

A. Hoffman, d. 1848. 

<%> 99. Philip, b. July 18, 1768. 
4. 100. William Beekman, b. March 2, 1770. 

101. Margaret, b. Sept. 7, 1 771 ; m. June 15, 1799, Peter Mesier, 

Jr., d. Nov. 7, 1852, and is buried at Fishkill village, 
N. Y., in the Dutch churchyard. 

102. Anna Maria, b. Oct., 19, 1773; m. April 22, 1797, 

Colonel Andrew DeVeaux ; d. 18 16. 

{To be continued.) 


Proceedings of the Society. — The Society began its regular meetings for the 
season on Friday evening, Oct. 14th, when a large and interested audience listened 
to a paper by General Thomas L. James, ex-Postmaster-General of the United States, 
on " The New York Post-Office, and Some of its Early Postmasters." As General 
James was Postmaster of New York City for some years before he was called to a 
seat in President Garfield's Cabinet, he was particularly well qualified to write on 
this subject, and his paper was full of valuable historical material. On the evening of 
Nov. nth, General Wilson, the President of the Society, gave an entertaining address 
on " Bryant, Cooper, Halleck, and Other New York Authors/' A personal acquaint- 
ance with all of these authors, except Drake and Wood worth, enabled General Wilson 
to give most interesting details of their personality and methods of thought and 
work. By request of the Society the address appears in the present number of the 
Record. On the evening of Dec. qth a large and fashionable audience assembled 

1 8 93.] Notes and Queries. .- 

in the Berkeley Lyceum Theatre, to listen to a paper by Mr. Frederick Diodali 
Thompson, a member of the Society, on "Six Weeks in' Japan dining the Great 
Earthquake of 1S91." Mr. Thompson having a severe cold the paper was read by 
Mr. Amory S. Carhart, also a member of the Society. It was a very interesting ac- 
count of Mr. Thompson's personal experiences in Japan in the autumn of l8ai, & and 
was followed by an exhibition of Japanese music and dancing by several richly cos- 
tumed natives of the Mikado's kingdom, and also by some excellent stereopticon 
views of Japanese scenery. The address on January 13th will be by Mr. Josiah C. 
Pumpelly, whose subject is. "The Huguenots of America." Among those recently 
elected members of the Society are Mr. David Gardiner, Judge George Shea, Mr 
Edward D. Harris. Dr. Gabriel Grant, U.S.A., Mr. William F. Cochran, Mr F C 
Nicholas, Mr. Andrew II. Mickle. and Mr. T. I). Huntting. 

" The SCHUERMANS, of New Jersey." One addition to this article, and several 
corrections, are desirable. James Schureman (16) was commissioned, June 14, 1776, 
Lieutenant in a " Battalion," made up of four companies from Middlesex County', 
and four from Monmouth, part of a New Jersey brigade of five "battalions" of forty 
companies of seventy-eight men each, formed by voluntary enlistment to serve till 
the first of December, under an ordinance of that date of the Provincial Congress of 
New Jersey, in pursuance of a call by the Continental Congress of the 3d of June. 
The brigade was known as " New Levies " and " Five Months' Men." They were 
enlisted to re-enforce the army at New York City. Nathaniel Heard, of Woodbridge, 
was then Colonel, but on the 25th of June he was made Brigadier, and David for- 
mal^ was promoted to the colonelcy ot that battalion; and the brigade was hurried 
to New York in an incomplete state because of the arrival of General Howe's army 
at Sandy Hook. Forman's battalion was ordered, July 8, to occupy Fort Box and 
the Oblnng Redoubt. The former was on Gowanus Cove, at the right of the defences of 
Brooklyn ; then to the left was Fort Greene, then the Oblong ; then Fort Putnam, or 
the Waaboght. August 4th men were detailed from this battalion to work on B'ort 
Stirling at Brooklyn Ferry, on Columbia Heights. General Heard, with the other 
battalions was sent over to Long Island on the 9th of August. On the 16th of 
August this brigade, with that of General John Nixon, was ordered "to furnish a 
fatigue party, and to form the necessary lines from Fort Box to Fort Putnam. At 
the opening of the Battle of Long Island, Aug. 27. Forman's battalion was at 
Fort Box. On the 2d of September the army had been recast into three grand 
divisions; that of General Joseph Spencer was on the line from Horn's Hook to 
Harlem, and the brigades of Nixon and Heard were temporarily serving with him 
because of Greene's illness. About the 5th of October, Greene was placed in command 
of New Jersey ; and on the 15th of November he ordered Heard's brigade to hurry 
to the defence of Fort Washington ; but it seems that they were not in time. In the 
same month the brigade was with Washington at Newark, and Colonel Forman was 
detached to repress a threatened insurrection in Monmouth County. The term of 
service expired December r. * * The Sugar Douse, in which he' was imprisoned, 
was on the south side of Liberty Street, east of Nassau Street. * * The Annapo- 
lis convention had deputies from six Slates. * * Dr. Ferris said of this Schureman 
that he was " possessed of general influence." * * 18. Elizabeth. It seems 
that the reading should be Zoelen, Gelderland. * * 20. Eleanor. Should be 
Harlingen. * * 21. JACOBEE. Should be Berrien. * * 26. |ane. Should 
be Mercereau. * * 86. CORNELIUS C. Stone. Should be Stout. 

61 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, Oct. 10, 1S02. r. w. 

The Rev. Dr. Charles W. Baird, in the New York Genealogical Record 
for 1S77, vol. 8, p. 181, states that he has records, alphabetically arranged, of 
one thousand two hundred marriages performed in Yorktown and South Salem, 
Westchester i o., X. Y., during the latter half of the last century. Neither the mother 
nor tlie family of Dr. Baird, of whom inquiries have been made, has any know 
of these papers ; it has been suggested to me that they may have been lent to some 
friend, or deposited in a public library. I am anxious to consult these records, and 
would be thankful for any information about them. CHARLES B. Cl Kits. 

NO. 9 Last 54th Street, X. Y. 

The first annual meeting of the Morse Society of America was held in this city, 
Dec. S, 1892. The object of the organization is to gather information concerning 
the family, as well as genealogies, so that the "Morse Memorial," published iii 
Bostcn, in 1850, may be brought down to date. Among the members of the society 

46 Obituaries. [Jan., 

are the Rev. Frank R. Morse, associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church ; Professor 
Anson D. Morse, of Amherst, and Elijah A. Morse, of Canton, Mass. The follow- 
ing officers were elected : Lieutenant Jerome E. Morse, president ; Waldo G. Morse, 
vice-president ; David R. Morse, treasurer ; Arthur G. Morse, secretary ; George R. 
Morse, register. 

Items found in Volume XCVI., p. 147. of New York Colonial Manuscripts. 

Rev. Bernard Michael Houseal, "Minister of the Aentient Lutheran Trinity 
Church in the Broadway in the City of New York," certifies, for purposes of natural- 
ization, that, 1771, Frederik Renner, a native of Hamburgh, John Peaker, born near 
Marburgh, and, 1772, Augustus Stewart, born at Rissan, a city in the Electorate (now 
Kingdom) of Saxony, a resident in America for twenty-two years, have received the 
communion in his church. B. FEKNOW. 

Miss Marion Smith, No. 151 W. 48th Street, New York, desires information 
about Abel J. Smith, of Cow Neck and Hempstead, L. L, who married Ruth, 
daughter of Samuel Jackson, a descendant of Robert Jackson, of Hempstead, 1647 ; 
and^ Edward A. Claypool, of Chicago, inquires about the descendants of Norton 
Claypoole, who came to America in 1678, and was living in 16S2 on a plantation 
at New Deal, now Lewes, in Sussex Co., Delaware. 

The Publication Committee are indebted to the courtesy of J. N. Paulding, Esq., 
of Cold Spring, N. Y., for the use of the portrait of his father, James K. Pauld- 
ing, and to Messrs. D. Appleton & Co. for that of Fitz-Greene Halleck, which 
accompany President Wilson's address on those and other New York authors. 


Odell. — Dr. George Mountain Odell, a prominent physician of Newport, R. I., 
died there April 21, 1892, aged seventy-two. Dr. Odell was born at Fredericton, N. 
B., where the register of Christ Church records his baptism June 14, 1818. He 
was the second son of William Franklin Odell, Provincial Secretary of New Brunswick, 
and grandson of the Rev. Jonathan Odell, the noted loyalist, who was at one time 
rector of St. Anne's Church, Burlington, N. J., and afterward held many respon- 
sible offices under the English Government. Dr. Odell's ancestry has, however, been 
fully given in a recent memoir {New England Historical and Genealogical Register 
for January, iSq2) of his brother, William Hunter Odell, member of the Canadian 
Parliament from New Brunswick, who died in 1891. Dr. Odell received his 
education abroad, and was a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and its 
Medical Schools. After completing his studies there, he returned to Fredericton, 
where, for thirty years, he practised medicine. For the past sixteen years, however, 
he had been a resident of Newport, where he was held in high regard for his profes- 
sional ability and sterling character. Dr. Odell was twice married — first, to Elizabeth, 
daughter of Daniel Ludlow Robinson, Esq., barrister, of Fredericton, son of John 
Robinson, one of the founders and afterward Mayor of St. John, N. B. ; second, to 
Susan Philipse, daughter of Morris and Henrietta Elizabeth (Duer) Robinson, of 
New York (Record, vol. 12, p. 27). Dr. Odell's funeral services were held at Trinity 
Church, Newport, Dr. Magill officiating, and the remains were subsequently taken to 
Fredericton for interment in the family burial plot. The York County Medical 
Society, of New Brunswick, at its regular meeting in May last, passed resolutions 
testifying to its appreciation of the learning and ability of Dr. Odell, and to his 
assiduous devotion to his professional duties. His wife survives him, but he leaves 
no children. R - K> 

Patterson.— In the death of Dr. David William Patterson, Nov. 18, 1892, 
at his home in Newark Valley, Tioga Co., N. Y., American Genealogy has lost one 
of its most eminent* and tireless workers. He was born in Union, Broome Co., 
N. Y., July 15, 1824, his father, Chester Patterson, being several years sheriff of, and 
member of the State Legislature from, that county ; his mother was Mary Ann Elliott. 
Dr. Patterson's chosen profession was that of dentist, which he practised at West 
Winsted, Ct., from Dec, 1846, to May, 1S65, at which time he was a resident of 
Newark Valley, and about which time he relinquished his dental practice, and thence- 

1893-] Book Notices. 47 

forth devoted himself entirely to genealogical work, and the management of his small 
paternal farm. For thoroughness of research, remarkable tact in getting hold of a 
fact, tradition, or casual clew "by the right end ;"' for facility and system in arrange- 
ment of his material, and for precision of statement — in short, for "the relentless 
objectivity of his research," as a friend tersely puts it, Mr. Patterson was unexcelled. 
His note-books, filled with his transcripts from public and private sources of record, 
were veritable " drag-nets ;" nothing of possible value seemed to escape him. Thus 
it happened, that, outside of his own original lines of research, he was so often able 
(as he was always willing) to offer items of the greatest help to others who were working 
upon other lines. In American Genealogy he has long been an acknowledged authority. 
His character was one of rugged honesty and exactness of purpose, deed, and word. 
The positive phase of his nature was so pronounced, that he was misunderstood by 
many ; but those who looked deeper into his intellectual make-up, became his true 
and warmest friends. lie became a member of this Society in 1870, and its library 
was frequently enriched by his donations of books, etc. A fuller biography and an 
exhaustive list of his works, both published and in manuscript, may be expected in 
the next issue oi the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 11. r. s. 


The Startn Family in America ; Descendants of Nicholas Ster (Starin), 
One of the Early Settlers of Fort Orange (Albany, N. Y.). By William L. 
Stone. Albany: Joel Munsell's Sons. 1S92. 

In the early part of the eighteenth century, some of the Dutch traders in the Col- 
ony of Rensselaerwyck, who found the competition of their fellow merchants too keen, 
pushed the frontier line further westward and settled along the Mohawk Valley. And 
rich, since then, has the Mohawk Valley been ; not aione in material wealth, but in 
honesty, in energy, in sturdy loyalty and aggressive patriotism. Among those who 
thus reached out into the wilderness was Nicholas Ster, who was born in the Province 
of Guelderland, Holland, in 1663. In 1696, having lost his first wife who had left 
him three children, and having married a second who had presented him with three 
more, he came to America to find a fortune and a home. Settling first in Fort Orange, 
he went in 1705 to that region of the Mohawk Valley now known as the "German 
Flats," and from that point as a centre have radiated in all directions the numerous 
Starin, Staring, and Starring families whose descent is traced in this beautiful volume. 
The name Ster, Mr. Stone tells us, was soon changed into its German equivalent 
Stern, and then to Starin or Staring. It is probable, however, that the- change was 
not an intentional one, but came about in the natural course of a corrupt pronuncia- 
tion. s Mr. Stone has done his work well. He has gathered much information — his- 
torical, anecdotal, and otherwise — of the earlier members of the family, and of those 
who fought in the Revolution ; and of the later generations begives, in many instances, 
very full biographical details. The book is interesting and valuable, and the "well- 
bred stranger" of Mr. Stone's preface can have little but praise, not only for its contents, 
but also for its appearance. It is a veritable edition de luxe. Each page of clear 
black type is set in a rubricated panel on a wide-margined sheet of heavy, cream-tinted 
paper, and the few illustrations are sharp and well-defined impressions. The frontis- 
piece, which is in colors, is the coat-of-arms of the Starin family, which has been 
used in Holland for many centuries. T. G. E. 

The Great Commander Series. Edited by General James Grant Wilson > 
Admiral Farracut, by Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N. ; and GENERAL Taylor, 
by General O. O. Howard, U.S.A., 121110. New York : I). Appleton & Co. 1S92. 

These two attractive volumes form the first issues'of a series of biographies which 
must command immediate attention on the part of the reading public. The mere 
announcement of the names of the illustrious individuals, the story of whose lives 
will be told, is sufficient to create more than ordinary interest in the series; and when 
it is known, further, that the treatment adopted has been intrusted to specially com- 
petent writers, and will be brief, comprehensive, and of a popular character, we pre- 
dict an assured success for the "Great Commanders." These initial volumes will be 
oon followed by the lives of Generals Washington, Greene, Jackson, Sherman 

4_g Donations io the Library. [Jan., 1893. 

Grant, J. E. Johnston, Scott, Lee, Thomas, Hancock, Sheridan, and Admiral Porter. 
Each volume will comprise from three hundred to four hundred pages, and contain a 
steel portrait and several maps. The series is printed on handsome tinted paper, 
and is tastefully bound in pale green vellum cloth, with gilt tops. Captain Mahari 
and General Howard have written model miniature biographies, which have all the 
interest of a romance. They are fully entitled to a place by the side of Southey's life 
of Lord Nelson. These two volumes, which contain carefully compiled indexes, will 
be followed by Tames I'arton's biography of General Jackson, the last literary work 
performed by the veteran writer, which he completed but a few weeks before his 
death. General Wilson, the editor of the series, who has displayed great judgment 
in selecting the biographers, as well as the subjects, will write the life of his former 
illustrious commander and friend, ex-President U. S. Grant. 

The Kissam Family in America from 1644 to 1S25. By Edward Kissam. 
i6mo, cloth. New York, 1892. 

The author of this neat little volume has experienced the usual difficulties of those 
who seek to recover from the records of the past full information concerning their 
ancestors. By patient and prolonged research and investigation Mr. Kissam has 
rescued most valuable material from oblivion, and here presents an admirably ar- 
ranged genealogy of his family, which has long been favorably represented in our city 
and State. The book contains a good Index. 


James J. Goodwin. The Memoirs of General Joseph Gardner Swift, U.S.A., with a 
Genealogy of his Family. By Harrison FHlery. Worcester, Mass., 1S90 — Gene- 
alogy of the Sharpless Family. By Gilbert Cope. Philadelphia, Pa., 1887 — 
Genealogy of the Loomis Family : Female Branches. Yols. Land II. New Haven, 
Conn., 1S80 — Address at the Centenary of St. Paul's Church, Xorwalk, Conn. 
By Rev. Charles M. Selleck, A.M., July 15, 1SS6 — Genealogical Gleanings in 
England. By Henry F. Waters, A.M. Salem, Mass., 1892. 

General James GRANT Wilson. The New York Cenealogical and Biographical 
Record, 1870-75 inclusive, unbound — The Memorial History of the City of New 
York. Edited by the donor. Yol. II., Svo. New York, 1S92 — Address on the 
Spani>h Memorials of Columbus, delivered at Columbia College by General Wil- 
son, April 19, 1S92. New York, 1S92. 

RUFUS King. Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset, June and September, 
1892 — Autobiography of John Vine Hall. Edited by Rev. Newman Hall, 
LL.D— Records of S. V. S. Wilder, New York, 1865— The Life of George Pea- 
body. By Phebe A. Hanaford. Boston, Mass., 1870. 

JOSIAH C. PUMPELLY. Gathered Sketches, New Hampshire and Vermont. By 
Francis Chase, M.A. Claremont, N. IL, 1S56 — Catalogue of Manuscripts and 
Relics in Washington's Headquarters, Newburg, N. Y. By E. M. Ruttenber. 
Newburg, 1S92. Portrait of John Paul Jones. 

John H. Starin. The Starin Family in America : Descendants of Nicholas Ster 
(Starin), one of the early settlers of Fort Orange. (Albany, N. Y.) by William L. 
Stone. Svo. Albany. 1S92. 

Stan Van Henkels. Catalogue of the Washington-Madison Papers. By the 
donor. Philadelphia, Pa., 1892 — The Duche Letter to General Washington. 

Frederick D. Thompson. Jerusalem panorama, handsomely framed. Two Jewish 
phylacteries and two candlesticks of olive-wood all brought from Jerusalem. 

William T. White, M.D. Medical Register of New York, New jersey, and Con- 
necticut, 1891-92 and 1S92-93. Edited by the donor. 

H. Carrington Bolton, Ph.D. Address on the Life of Elisha North, M.D. By 
the donor. New London, Conn., 1887. 

Galusha B. Balch. Indian Wars and the Uprising of 1655. By T. Astley Atkins. 
Yonkers, N. Y., 1892. 

Edward Kissam. The Kissam Family in America. By the donor. New York, 

Frederick W. Bailey. Supplement to the Record of My Ancestry. By the donor. 

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toealogical anb $iograpl)ital lUcori). 

. XXIV. '■ YORK, \ri;n , : No. -• 


By Josiah Coj lins Pumpelly, 

"God winnowed three kingdoms," says the historian Henry Baird, 
"to obtain the choice seed to sow this goodly land of ours ; and the 
Huguenot was not the least precious of the wheat that he separated from 
the chaff." This precious seed was scattered through many nations, and 
everywhere it brought forth its fruit. The history of the Protestant Refor- 
mation and of the new birth o( freedom in the world, to the meek and 
lowly of men, as well as to the rich and powerful, can never be complete 
except as it relates the deeds and lessons of the Huguenots. 

The name of " Huguenot '" is a designation of the Calvinists of France, 
and is closely allied to that of " Whig, ' as originally applied to their fel- 
lows, the Presbyterians of Scotland. Both terms are the same, and 
taken from a call used in the driving of animals. Perhaps there was a 
certain propriety in it, as they are words denoting a demand to hasten 

The Huguenots were the Protestants of France. They were devoted 
to the promulgation of the new faith, not only as a belief and inspiration, 
but as the basis of all authority, civd. and pohtjeal, as well as sacerdotal 
and ecclesiastical. They were enthusiastic, and early planted their doc- 
trines not only in the south of France, but in Orleans, Normandy, and 
undy. The Walloons, or Belgic Gauls, eagerly n his faith, 

and : s became i ed. The Protestant Church ol Holland 

was, therefore, not Lutheran but Huguenot ; and the great battle of r 
ious liberty was fought and decided there. Flanders was restored to the 
Roman Church by the potent argument of the axe, fa^<>t, and torture- 
chamber, but Holland established a new nation upon the basis of political 
om and the Protestant faith. 

The sixteenth century had advanced to its meridian when the mon- 
archs of Europe, unable to suppress the i trine by argument and 

arms, conspired to put down its adherents by massai i ■. Philip had 
nali/.ed his accession t<> dominion over die Dutch by an edict punishing 
tics with burning alive- if they persisted ; I g men and burying 

women alive if they recanted. Ten years later, Henry tl. of Fi 
identiallv communicated to William the Silent his purpose t" rid 
: tin- I'll . extirpatii »n i tl the 1 1 u 

It was twelve years later, on the nighl ol the festival oi St. Ban 

. . when a son ol I [enry was on the throne, that the infamous buti 
took with 

1 th< Ho G 1 and only did ba] 

cq The Huguenot Builders of New Jersey. [April, 

blood. The Huguenots were murdered by tens of thousands, despoiled, 
driven into exile, but never exterminated. 

Heretofore they had been content to be a Church, and they had 
originated a simple Congregationalism for their religious polity. Each of 
these little societies had its pastor, elders, and deacons, and was ruled by 
itself. A presbyterial confederacy of congregations and pastors was next 
created, to promote conformity and wholesome discipline. After the Mas- 
sacre of St. Bartholomew they transferred this policy into secular matters. 
The Huguenots had been the statesmen of France, and they now created 
a commonwealth of their own, republican in form and democratic in prin- 
ciple. France was not then one consolidated dominion, but a collection 
of great states aggregated together by comparatively recent conquest. 
The Huguenots easily established a system by which the towns elected 
their magistrates and managed their affairs; and after them the "gener- 
alities " or districts had provincial councils to attend to higher matters, 
while the States-General was over the whole. As the royal government, 
like that of modern Turkey, concerned itself principally with taxation, war, 
and feasting, it was not difficult, but absolutely necessary, for the Hugue- 
nots to do this for their own security. They held the most productive 
industries in France. Huguenot exiles afterwards became numerous in 
Holland, where they taught their political doctrines as well as their 
mechanic skill to the Dutch and Puritan English, before either people 
had planted their colonies in America. 

Henry IV., the first of the Bourbon line of French kings, had been 
reared a Huguenot. After having consolidated his own authority, he 
sought to unite all Europe in a federal compact which should provide 
for the defence of Christendom, and adjust all international controversies 
by peaceful arbitration. He was assassinated just as he was endeavoring 
to bring his magnificent project to a happy accomplishment, and the United 
States of Europe will now remain a dream till the Republic of the Western 
Hemisphere shall have made a similar union perfect over a continent. 

From this period the fortunes of the Huguenots waned. Richelieu 
destroyed their famous political system, and Louis XIV. annihilated their 
rights as Frenchmen. Fleeing from persecution and dragonnades, they 
emigrated by tens of thousands into every country free enough and gen- 
erous enough to give them a home. They carried with them the honor, 
the prosperity, the industrial energy of France, and every country that 
received them they made rich and powerful. It was as in ancient Hebrew 
times, where the ark of the Lord was deposited, the Lord blessed those 
having it in their keeping. 

Let us trace them now to our own Commonwealth. In the very discovery 
of New York and New Jersey the Huguenot was an active participant. 
A large contribution ($562) to the funds that enabled Henry Hudson to 
undertake his voyage of 1609 was made by Abraham Chamberlayne, a 
French Huguenot, the cousin of Dr. Peter Chamberlayne, accoucheur to 
the Queens of James I. and Charles I. of England.* On that voyage 
he explored the coast of New Jersey and sailed up the river that now 
bears his name. Nine years later a trading post was established in the 
State, which was surrounded by a cluster of houses owned by Danish and 
Dutch planters. f It hardly reached the dignity of a settlement. 

* Brown: Genesis of the United States, vol. if. , p. 852. 
\ Whitehead : History of New Jersey, p. 17. 

1 893. ] Tin II: ■ - y 

Anotlicr had been established, but the garns< n 
with the mosquitoes, then more formidable than even the wild men of 


A settlement, however, was effected : ntlv upon the banl 

the Hackensack in 1677, not far from the other. I find an ai ount of it 
in an interesting paper read before the American Huguenot S ciety.* 
The author, himself a descendant of its patriarch and founder, was too 
modest to speak of it as it deserves. Its colonists were not Dutch, Danes, 
or Swedes, but Huguenots. f The settlement was made upon the right 
bank of the Hackensack, almost opposite Uie Cherry Hill station, and 
near the "French Burying Ground." So completely, however, have the 
traditions respecting the early settlers passed out from memory that their 
descendants in that region now listen to tales of their ancestors only with 
indifference. They take a greater pride in the endeavor to show them- 
selves the progeny in direct line from Hollanders, as though that were an 
origin of greater honor. 

Jean de Marest was the leader of the little colony. He was a native 
of Beauchamp, in Picardy, whence he was driven by the savage persecu- 
tions of the Huguenots to seek refuge in Holland. Here he married and 
made his home on the island of Walcheren, in Zealand. He did not 
remain there many years, but removed to Mannheim, in the L 
Palatinate. Presently, learning of the design of the Catholic princes of 
Germany to overrun that country, he anticipated* that event by emigrating 
to the Nieu Nederlands, arriving at Nieu Amsterdam early in April, 1663. 
He soon became one of the Huguenot Colony in Staten Island. His 
ability was quickly recognized, and his fellow-colonists elected him their 
representative in the Provincial Assembly. He did not reside Ion 
ever, in Staten Island, but in 1665 removed to Nieu Haarlaem. About 
this time the Dutch possessions in North America fell into the hands of 
the English. In 1677 he purchased the tract of land in the Tappen 
District, between the Hudson and Hackensack Rivers, afterward known 
as the "French Grant." The deed bore date Junr 8th, and described the 
payment as consisting of one hundred fathoms of black wampum, one 
hundred bars of lead, etc. J He removed thither with his family, and was 
accompanied by Jacques la Rue. Shortly afterward came more colon 
among whom were Nikolas de Veaux (De Voe), Jean du Rij (Du 
Daniel du Vour (Duvoor), Andries Tiebout, Daniel Ribon, and oth 
making only about fifteen families in all. This appears to have operated 
in prejudice to the grant. Some time afterward, by an adjustment of the 
boundaries, a part of the Indian purchase was included in the pro> 
of New York, and Jean de Marest petitioned the governor, Lord Corn- 
bury, in behalf of his family, for permission to survey it anew. Captain 
[olm Berry filed a remonstrance, on the ground that the petitioner had 
failed to bring thirty or forty families to the colony, as he had contn* 
and therefore had forfeited two thousand acres of the grant.|| 

Davil de Marest, his commemorated as the patriarch of the 

. I ). I l l " i"li.- 1 1 j [uenots on the 1 1 1 

in f the American Huguenot 

■f- Ri< KER : History oj Harlem, p. 

r Leam Grant an 

~i. " The I [uguenots on the 1 1 u 

I Docuoien . ii. 

C2 The Huguenot Builders of New Jersey. yk^xW, 

colony. He was the first to construct mills, building a dam across the 
Hackensack, and erecting both a grist mill and a saw mill. A new era 
was thus begun in the prosperity of the district. Much of the timber 
used there and in New York was procured at that place. The piles 
employed for that dam are still to be seen below the surface of the water. 
So much for Huguenot enterprise at this early date in the history of 
New Jersey. ' 

The descendants of David de Marest may now be found in all parts of 
the State. Their principal residence, however, is in and near Bergen 
County. They fill worthy callings in the various walks of life, and 
many of them have acquired honorable distinction. Forty-seven entered 
the army in the Revolutionary War, many of them holding position as 

Little, unfortunately, has been preserved respecting the various other 
members of the little Huguenot colony. Among the signers of a petition 
to William III., asking that a more competent and honorable governor 
should be appointed and the present one removed, there appear the names 
of four Demarests and four other Huguenot heads of families. True to 
Calvinistic custom, they were all educated, and no one of them was under 
any necessity of affixing his mark instead of his name. Not all the signers 
were thus fortunate, f 

In 1744 David Demarest, of the same family, was a member of the 
House of Representatives,' and voted against the Militia Bill, which was 
before that body.^ In 1831 the Duke of York came to America to 
superintend the removal of the remains of Major Andre. They had been 
buried upon the Demarest farm. Mr. John Demarest entertained the 
Duke upon that occasion, and was afterward the recipient of several 
souvenirs in acknowledgment. 

Other Huguenot refugees came into New Jersey from time to time, 
and made here their homes. In Sussex County were Peter Guymard, 
Jacob Caudebec (Cuddeback), Abraham de Chambre (Chambers), and 
Martyn Ryerson. The former two of these had been delicately reared ; 
and it was remarked of them that " their hands were so soft and tender 
when they arrived in America, that they blistered and bled when the 
men began to labor for their livelihood." 

Shocking and terrible were the incidents which Caudebec often de- 
scribed to his fellow-colonists of the tortures inflicted upon his co-relig- 
ionists, and the barbarous murders committed by the Romanists of France. 
The hardships of the New World, severe as they were to one like him, 
accustomed to gentle and even luxurious habits, were light beside the 
atrocities inflicted upon the Huguenots in their native country. 

The name of Guymard is still preserved, and a station upon one of 
our railways bears it to-day in commemoration of the intrepid Camisard. 
The three brothers Ryerson, Joris, Ryer, and Francis, were the first settlers 
in Pacquannac, Bergen County, in 1701. 

The sons of these Huguenots were among the first to raise their voices 
against British oppression in America. A resolution was drawn up and 
circulated, containing the pledge and resolve "never to become slaves," 
and " to carry into execution whatever measures may be recommended 

* Revolutionary Records of Xm< Jersey. 

f Colonial Documents of New Jersey, vol. ii. 

X Ibid., vol. vi. 

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by the Continental Congress." Among the signers were the names of 
Gumaer and Cuddeback. 

The second Huguenot settlement in the province of New Jersey was 
at Princeton. It was a century later, in the secluded region of Cherry 
Valley and Cedar Grove, that these French refugees found a home. They 
were not all French, however, nor all Huguenots. Some were Catholics 
from Flanders, whose Huguenot ancestors had been recoaverted to the 
Catholic faith by the terrors of the murderous Inquisition, and others had 
emigrated from Guadaloupe. Why they should select such a place, so 
utterly out of the way of busy mankind, it is hard to tell. They were 
generally of superior intelligence, and some of them belonged to families 
of high rank and wealth. Some remained but a brief period, but others 
became permanent residents. Among their names are two that are well 
known to fame. Of the number are Yienney, Tulane, Boissonot, Pothier, 
LeGoy, Ancellein, Husage, Malon, La Rue, Cheilon, and Bona. MM. 
Yienney and Ancellein were from Guadaloupe, where the latter had held 
the office of treasurer under the government. His descendants are still 
to be found in New Jersey. The Husages were brothers, wealthy and of 
high rank. They did not remain many years, and were chiefly remarked 
for driving a team of small cows, and employing them to carry their corn 
to Worth's mill. 

MM. Cheilon and La Rue purchased jointly a part of the estate of 
Tusculum from Mrs. Witherspoon, and lived there several years. Mr. 
Cheilon afterward removed to Elizabethtown, where he became a teacher 
of the French language, and enjoyed the intimate acquaintance of General 
Winfield Scott and other leading families. 

The one, however, in the little group of colonists who attracted the 
most attention was General Peter A. Malon. His presence was dignified, 
and at once impressed the spectator with awe. It was not easy to tell why ; 
much of his life was unknown. He was a native of Ypres, in Belgium, 
and was born in the parish of St. Peter, October 9, 1753. He possessed 
indomitable courage. In 1793, when the National Convention of France 
threatened the invasion of the Low Countries, General Malon was sent to 
Paris by the States of Flanders, to delay and, if possible, avert the calamitv. 
It required courage to appear before that body, where the persons of 
ambassadors and the laws of nations were held in little regard. I lis bold- 
ness and eloquence on that occasion gained for him the designation of 
the ''famous Malon." Fie became weary and disgusted with civil discord 
and abandoned an active for a religious life, returning to Europe in 1 
and finally entering a monastery in Franconia. * 

Of the others, Louis Tulane merits our principal notice. He came 
from France with other refugees in 1795, and purchased thirty acres of 
land from Pierre Vienney. Four years later, when Malon returned to 
Europe, he bought part of his hundred-acre tract, with his quaint old 
house upon it, in Cherry \ r alley, which became in future years the Tulane 
homestead. Of his live children, four died while young. Paul Tulane, 
urvivor, engaged in active business in New ( Irleans, where he amassed 
a handsome fortune. Returning to New Jersey, he purchased the man- 
sion of Commodore Stockton, in Princeton. Here he has long been dis- 
tinguished for his kindness of heart and generous temper. He confines 

* De Courcy: Hi Catholic Church in America. 

ca The Huguenot Builders of New Jersey. [April, 

his charity to no particular sect or class, but diffuses it alike where he 
chances to be.* 

A few other Huguenot families in New Jersey deserve honorable men- 
tion. First, let me name Peter Bard, the founder of the Baird family, f 
He is supposed to have been a native of Dauphiny, | and was naturalized 
in the colony June 12, 17 13. Governor Hunter, in a letter preserved 
in the Colonial Docimients, addressed to the Lords of Trade, mentions him 
as a " worthy and ingenious man," and a great trader, who would be very 
useful to the government. § In 1718, the governor again recommended 
him for a seat in the Council as a member from West Jersey, and described 
him as "a merchant and inhabitant of Burlington. "|| In 1720, he be- 
came a member of Governor's Burnet's Council, and in 1728 we find 
him acting as second Chief Justice of New Jersey. ^[ He was next a com- 
missioner to try pirates in and out of the province, and a member of Louis 
Morris's council, dying in 1734, after a long career of usefulness and 

John Bard, his grandson, was a lieutenant-colonel in the Continental 
Army, and acquired celebrity as commander of the "Orange Rangers." 
Dr. John Baird is widely known for his labors in the field of medical, 
knowledge, and Charles W. Baird, author of the History 0/ 'the Huguenot 
Emigration to America, needs no other description. 

Isaac de Coux (De Cow) is supposed to have emigrated from Arvert, 
in France, about the beginning of the eighteenth century.** In 171 7 he 
was a justice of the peace, ff and twelve years later was made major- 
general. \X In the Colonial Documents^ it is mentioned that, in 1774, a 
special act was passed by the Council, providing for his widow, Sarah Ely 
Isaac de Cow, who had lost a title-deed by fire. 

Joseph Roy, the founder of the Roye family, came from the island of 
Jersey in 1711. He first made his home in Boston, but removed to New 
Jersey a few years later. His son John was justice of the peace in Som- 
erset County in 1752. The family has now lived in America five gener- 
ations. II 

Antoine Pintard, supposed to have been a refugee after the Revocation 
of the Edict of Nantes, came to this country from the Antilles in 1687.* ^f 
We find also the name of Samuel Pintard, as a galley-slave upon the ship 
.La Grande in 1695.*** Anthony Pintard, as the name was then written, 
was a justice of the peace at Shrewsbury in 1700, when he presided at the 

* IIageman : History of Princeton. 

f Shortly after his arrival in America the orthography of the name was changed. 
This appears to have been quite common ; and many names, like Carter, Sizer, and 
others, that seem to be of English origin, are actually from the French, disguised. 
Baird's " History of the Huguenot Emigration to America:" New Jersey Colonial 
Documents, vol. vi. 

\ Archives Rationales, La France Protestant, vol. i. 
£ New Jersey Colonial Documents, vol. iv. 
I Ibid., vol. iv. 
•j Ibid., vol. v. 

** " Marie de Coux, fugitive d'Arvert " {Archives Nationales). 
\\ New Jersey Colonial Documents, vol. v. 

\X Baird : History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, vol. i., p. 32. 
^S New Jersey Colonial Documents, vol. x. 
"HI Ibid., vol. x. 
•" Ibid., vol. ix.. p. 309. 
*** Baird : History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, vol. i., p. 326. 

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trial of several persons accused of attacking a gentleman in a dark I 
knocking him down, and robbing lnm of his sword.* After the two 
provinces had been consolidated, Pintard was recommended by a major- 
ity ol the proprietors for a seat in the Council, as being a person ol 

• in New Jersey. Another of the family, John Pintard, was em- 
ployed by Mr. Jefferson at New York, in [789, as translating clerk 
the Department of State. Upon removal of the Federal Government 
to Philadelphia he resigned, and Philip Freneau was appointed in his 

Who does not remember Freneau? His grandfather, Andn 
neau, was a native of La Rochelle, and emigrated to America about the 
[702. f Me was for years the agent of the Royal West India Com- 
pany ol France. J 

Philip Freneau graduated at Princeton in 1771, where he became the 
warm friend of James Madison and Henry Lee. He afj red the horrors 
of the New York prison-ships in the Revolutionary War, and his senti- 
ments from that experience had become vividly republican. As a poet, 
brilliant, witty, vivacious, he moved the people and raised them anew to 
hope. He wrote his first lyric to the memory of the men who fell at 
Eutaw Springs, and, while a prisoner on board the Scorpion, he com- 
memorated the brutal treatment of the American prisoners : 

" By feeble hands the shallow graves were made ; 
No stone memorial o'er the corpses laid; 
In barren sand ami far from home they lie, 
.No friend to shed a tear when passing by ; 
O'er the mean tombs insulting Britons tread. 
Spurn at the sand, and curse the rebel dead." 

Then his appeal to his American countrymen ; 

" Rouse from your sleep and crush the traitor band ; 
Defeat, destroy, and sweep them from the land." 

It is not necessary here to do more than allude to the conflict over 
the poet, when he became, at the instance of his two friends, the founder 
and editor of The National Gazette. 

We will do no more than mention the Le Contes, the Bayards, the 
Chevalliers, the Ballaguires. Their fame extends over the country, even 
ad aslra. 

Of one more, however, we must speak more in detail. As Washington 
is called "the Father of his Country," Elias Boudinotwas "the bather of 
his State." Brave, firm, cautious, sagacious, yet withal kindly and con- 
siderate, he had the qualities and characteristics that denote the man truly 
He was indeed first in the State, first in Congress, first in the Jer- 
sey man's heart. 

Hi gran I lie Boudinot was a native ol Marans, where he was 

distil His family in France had been for several generations 

identified with the Huguenot party, and Elias Boudinot of Marans was 
distinguished as a prosperous men hant and a zealous Protestant. § A] | 

lonial /><•< uments, vol. ii. 
+ /.-/ France Protestant, I. 
I .!/ I merit an Histot y, ne 

.' Baird: Huguenot Em /ol, ii., p. 

5 6 The Huguenot Builders of New Jersey. [April, 

hending a possible repetition of the horrors of St. Bartholomew, he left his 
native country and went to London. Here in 1686 he married Susanne 
d'Harriette,* the widow of a distinguished citizen of La Rochelle,f and 
the two took passage for New York. His son was a silversmith | and 
lived in Philadelphia, where the subject of this sketch was born. Some 
time after this he removed to Princeton. Here young Elias received 
such a classical education as he could procure, and then studied law with 
Richard Stockton. He afterward married Stockton's sister, and began 
practice at Elizabethtown. While he was acting as a trustee of the 
German school, Alexander Hamilton was for a time in his family. § 
Hamilton, too, was reputed a Huguenot on his mother's side. The 
friendship thus begun lasted through life. 

Boudinot opened the copper and sulphur mines of New Jersey. || 
When difficulties began with the mother country he espoused the patriot 
cause. He held many places of distinction. He served on the staff of 
General Washington. He was a member of the Convention which took 
the control of the government of New Jersey out of the hands of Gover- 
nor Franklin. In 1 777 he was appointed by Congress the commissary- 
general of prisoners. He was also elected a delegate to Congress from 
New Jersey, and re-elected in 1781. The next year disturbances took 
place in Philadelphia, which had been occasioned by a band of soldiers 
who had been discharged at the end of their term of enlistment. Con- 
gress was menaced by them, and adjourned to Princeton. General Boudi- 
not was then elected president, and in that capacity signed the treaty of 
peace with Great Britain. 

The tribute of verse by his sister, Mrs. Richard Stockton, to General 
Washington on the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, received from the 
commander-in-chief a gallant and courteous acknowledgment.^ 

After the establishment of the Federal Constitution General Boudinot 
was elected to Congress, where he continued until 1795, when he received 
the appointment of director of the mint at Philadelphia. He resigned 
this office in 1805, and returned to private life. His last years were spent 
in Burlington.** 

He by no means, however, relaxed in his endeavors to promote the 
welfare of his fellow-beings. He was a trustee of Princeton College, and 
enriched it by several liberal endowments. He first proposed the estab- 
lishment of fellowships in the institution, and provided for two of them 
in his will. ff 

In 181 2 he was chosen a member of the American Board of Commis- 
sioners for Foreign Missions, and made to it a generous contribution. 
Six years later he took part in the founding of the American Bible Society, 
and became its first president. He afterwards bequeathed it $10,000. 
He also made magnificent presents to other institutions. 

He took deep interest in various endeavors to promote education 
among the Indians. It is said that in 18 18 three Cherokee youths were 

* Livres des Manages de V Eglise Francaise de la Savoye. 

f La France Protestant. I. " Famille de Ferventes Protestants rochelois" 

% F. Hageman : History of Princeton. 

^ J. A. HAMILTON : Life of Alexander Hamilton, vol. i., pp. 2-7. 

|| Pennsylvania Archives, vol. iv., pp. 720-727. 

TT Magazine of American History, vol. v., p. 118 ; vol. vii., p. 66. 
** Appleton's Dictionary of American Biography, vol. i. 
ft Maclean: History of Princeton College, vol. ii., p. 313. 

1 893.] The Huguenot Builders of New Jersey. 

admitted to the mission school, one of whom he authorized to take his 
name. 1 he youth, ,t .3 said, became influential among his people but 
was murdered in 1830. ° F cu P'c, dui 

General Boudinot likewise bequeathed thirteen thousand acres of land 
to the mayor and corporation of Philadelphia, to enable them to supply 
he poor of that city with fuel at moderate prices. He also pres 
eigTers * "*" '° * Philadel P hia HoSpitel, for the benefit of for- 

H«.* H «f nKr v . ol . uminous wripr. He had always been a passionate stu- 
dent of Biblical literature, and made several contributions to it, some of 
which are noteworthy for their erudition as well as their quaintness 

I here are many anecdotes extant respecting him. I will cite one as 
forcibly illustrating his disposition as well as his domestic life. In a letter 
to General Lincoln in 1784, from Elizabethtown he says ■ 

" l h J s t moment I arrived here on my way to Philadelphia, accompany- 

H ,f m . ri amb , t0 thC dty ' havin " « iven her W to a certain Air 

Bradford This "certain Mr. Bradford" afterward 'became attorney- 
general of the United States, f } 

Mm F . liaS B ,°" dinot ;:; as u a man wh °™ all revered. He was trusted by his 
"lends, and he was Washington's honored counsellor. He shone briehtlv 
among the illustrious men who laid the foundations of the American 
republic and established the new nation. He was in person dignified in 
manner courteous, in his habits of thought and expression cool, exact 
and prompt to perceive. His counsel was sought by all, bv the poor as 
well as the rich When he passed from this sphere of life, all felt the loss. 
It would hardly be a complete record if we did not mention the 
younger brother, Llisha Boudinot. He was also an ardent patriot, and 
did effective service as secretary of the committee of safetv. The imoor- 

LTfh°[ ^ T> erVi u eS t0 the A^can cause may be imagined from the 
fact that the British commander offered a reward for his head. Such was 
British warfare in the eighteenth century— a little removed from down- 
right savagery. A band of Hessians raided Boudinot's house durin- 
bavone'ts" 06 ' Y P ° rtraitS to this da - v have the mar ks of their 

John Gano of Hopewell, another son of a Huguenot family, had 
been educated for the Christian ministry. He entered the Continental 
Army as a surgeon. At Chatterton Hill, however, he refused the advan- 
tage of a non-combatant afforded by his position, and took active part in 
the fray. He was afterward with Washington in New Jersey, and likewise 
acted as chaplain with General Clinton's brigade. At the close of the 
war he returned to the ministry and served to acceptance 

Captain Shephard Kollock, another of the descendants of the Hugue- 
not refugees, must not be overlooked. Editor and soldier at once he 
founded the New Jersey Journal, Washington's official medium and 
was also one of the most trusted and able artillery officers. He aided to 
place the famous chain across the Hudson ; and in the battle at Trenton 

command contributed largely toward the glorious and important 
result. He also, acting in concert with his friend General Henry Knox 
planned the Society of the Cincinnati and brought ab dui 

DicHonat : -,;, v vo ] j 

N, > ' 1 >' I-: History oj an Old Farm, p. 

eg The Huguenot Builders of New Jersey. [April, 

organization. In a word, we may say that his life was replete with deeds 
of usefulness, blending energy with courage, ingenuity with loyalty, and 
magnanimity with unselfish devotion. 

Another whom I have already mentioned, Alexander Hamilton, may 
be included in the category. He was the son of a Scotch merchant, and 
was born in the Island of Nevis .in 1757. His mother was of a Huguenot 
family, the Fancettes. She had been married when very young, even against 
her 'will, to a Danish West Indian gentleman, from whom she was after- 
ward judicially separated. Removing to the island of St. Christopher, 
she united her destiny with the Scotch merchant, and died a few years 
afterward, leaving in the mind of her gifted son the pleasant memory of 
her goodness and superior mental qualities. Thus, at a tender age, he 
was thrown upon the world by the death of his mother and the helpless 
bankruptcy of his father. At the age of fifteen he left his native island 
to seek more favorable opportunity in America. Finding his way to 
Elizabethtown, he was received into a home by Elias Boudinot, and per- 
mitted to attend the grammar school. His friends next aided him to 
attend King's College, in the city of New York. He early entered upon 
the career which was so glorious and honorable to himself, and of the 
greatest advantage to his country. He wrote his name in the history of 
the new nation, and he infused his life into every pulse of the infant 
republic. When the States were imperfectly banded in a feeble Con- 
federation, almost incapable of holding together, and were in consequence 
suffering all the evils of misrule, bankruptcy, and threatened disintegra- 
tion, he was among the foremost to advocate a Federal Union. Some 
have accused him of monarchic proclivities. It was hardly true, but, 
nevertheless, all history shows that a disorderly anarchic community 
speedily becomes an imperial despotism. Men of substance, public 
spirit, and desire for the best conditions, will prefer a strict rule of intel- 
ligent men. Even our political parties, making loud professions of 
democracy, find it more profitable to submit to the absolute domination 
of individuals than to risk the will of the majority. Hamilton was only 
anxious to have the best men in place, and the institutions of the country 
upon a permanent basis. He labored with all his energy for a constitu- 
tional government, and when that was secured, with Washington at its 
head, he next employed his efforts to establish its financial reputation. 
Well did he deserve the praise that he touched the corpse of public 
credit, and assured its resuscitation into new life. He was often assailed 
and his probity impugned ; but Gallatin, the next great financial minister 
after him, having scrupulously, but not with friendly motive, examined 
all his procedures and official plans, gave him the tribute of perfect 
honesty. Never, while patriotic ardor warms the American heart, can 
our people withhold their meed of honor from Alexander Hamilton. 

The eloquent historian of the Huguenots, Dr. Charles W. Baird, has 
paid them this high tribute : 

"They brought a buoyancy and a cheerfulness that must have been 
contagious. They brought a love for the beautiful that showed itself in 
the culture of flowers. They brought religious convictions, not the less 
firm because accompanied by a certain moderation and pliancy in things 
not vital. They brought a love for liberty, none the less sincere because 
associated with a tolerance learned in the school of suffering." 

Such was the history of the Huguenots in both hemispheres. The 

i S93- 3 ^^ e Huguenot Builders of New fersey. eg 

American Republic has been largely from their workmanship. Every- 
where they bore the gospel of freedom, not as a mere exemption from 
personal restraint, but as a condition created by mental culture and 
intelligence. Believing implicitly in inspiration from heaven, they com- 
bated in New England the superstition which culminated in the cruel 
executions for witchcraft. A Huguenot provided for the building of 
Faneuil Hall and its perpetual consecration as the Cradle of Liberty. 

Hamilton in New York and Marion in South Carolina, both of whom 
had fought for American independence, successfully opposed the intoler- 
ant endeavors to procure legislation to confiscate the property of Tories 
and expel them from the country. Always was the Huguenot the champion 
of freedom, personal, civil, and religious ; equally was he the adversary of 
injustice and bigoted intolerance. When General Grant accepted the 
surrender of Lee, and told him to dismiss his soldiers to their homes to 
resume the avocations of peace, it was the blooming of the merciful spirit 
of the godly Huguenot which had been able to mitigate the mad passion of 
the conqueror. 

The history of the Huguenot has been the history of trial and long- 
suffering, of a holy inspiration and indomitable energy, of statesman- 
like wisdom and accompanying prosperity. Though brave in war, he 
was always watchful for a reign of peace. Wherever he was able to 
make his home, there was always a blessing upon the region. When his 
mission was rejected, it was as though the scourge of God was certain to 
follow. Henry of Navarre sought, by a federal alliance of Europe and 
a court of arbitration, to establish the reign of perpetual peace. We of 
the Human Freedom League and the members of the Peace Society can 
appreciate this noble endeavor to end war between nations forever. It 
was a project worthy of the wisest of statesmen, as well as of the most 
disinterested well-wisher to the human race. The dagger of the assassin 
postponed this glorious consummation, but only to make the final result 
more certain. 

We have been enabled to speak of but a few of the men who wrought 
for our goodly structure, but we are grateful also to those who did well 
their work, without such commemoration. They, too, have their reward. 
Their great lesson of human brotherhood, the principle at the bottom 
of all their social and religious compacts, is beginning to be learned. 

To bear one another's burdens is the royal law, by ami for which 
society exists. We must learn the full purport of the declaration that the 
one who is really the greatest is he who serves the others best. The men 
whose names we have cited, and whose history we have outlined, were 
great in this very way. Let their lives and examples be emulated by us 
who succeed to their places, till in the providence of God the whole 
world shall be joined in one by the golden bond of everlasting ; 
and brotherhood. 

60 Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. [April, 


By William Gordon Ver Planck. 

(Continued from Vol. XXIV., p. 44, of The Record.) 

72. David Ver Planck, son of David Ver Planck (46) and Christina 
Van Volkenburg, born about 1770. He had one child : 
103. David. 

74. David John Ver Planck, son of Johannes Ver Planck (47) and 
Catherine Huck, born m. Mary Callanan. He had seven 

104. Abigail, b. 1800 ; m. Peter Johnson ; d. 

105. Catherine, b. 1802 ; m. Leonard Cole. 

106. Patrick, b. 1804 ; no issue. 

107. John D. , b. 1806 ; lived at Coeymans, no issue. 

108. James, b. 1818 ; d. , no issue. 

109. Mary Ann, b. 1820; m. Henry Rarick. 
no. Phoebe Maria, b. 1822. 

75. John D. Ver Planck, son of Johannes Ver Planck (47) and 

Catherine Huck, born 1788; married Maria Hallenback ; died, . 

He had six children : 

in. David. 

112. Nicholas. 

113. Catherine. 

114. Henry. 

115. Maria. 

116. Andrew. 

80. David I. D. Ver Planck, son of Isaac D. Ver Planck (50) and 
Lena Hough taling, born May 30, 1785 ; married Elizabeth Whitbeck, 
(born Nov. 18, 1785,) March 18, 1804 ; died Sept. 26, 1854. He had 
two children : 

«f- 117. Isaac, b. Aug. 27, 1809. 

118. Maria, b. Oct. 29, 1812 ; m. Aaron Dorman, July 10, 1829. 
83. Col. Abraham Ver Planck, son of Isaac D. Ver Planck (50) and 
Lena Houghtaling, born Dec. 4, 1793 ; he lived at Coeymans, N. Y. ; 
married Jan. 12, 18 12, at Coeymans, Elizabeth Van Dolfsen. He died 
at Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1858. She died at Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 
26, 1869. He had ten children : 

+ 119. Isaac A., b. Oct. 16, 1812. 

•b 120. John Van Dolfsen, b. Oct. 11, 1S14. 

•h 121. Gulian, b. Nov. 12, 1816. 

4- 122. Bronk, b. Dec. 23, 1818. 

123. David, b. Dec. 26, 1820; d., aged 16 yrs., April 3, 1836. 

124. William A., b. Dec. 28, 1822 ; m. Sarah Salsbury. 

125. Charlotte Amelia, b. Sept. 11, 1825. 

126. Harriet, b. Oct. 31, 1827 ; d. July 1, 1829. 

127. Harriet Gertrude, b. Jan. 15, 1830; d. Sept. 30, 1836. 

128. Helena, b. March 9, 1834 ; d. April 20, 1874 ; never married. 

129. Charlotte Amelia, b. Sept. 11, 1835. 

4« Left issue and again referred to in this article. 

1 893.] Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. 6 1 

88 Daniel Crommelin Ver Planck, son of Samuel Ver Planck (51) 
and Judith Crommelin. born March 19 1762 ; married first Elizabeth 
Johnson, daughter of William Samuel Johnson, LL.D.. of Stratford, 
Conn and First President of Columbia College, Oct. 29, 1785. She 
died Feb. 6, 1789. By her he had two children : 
* 130 Gulian Crommelin, b. Aug. 6, 1786. 

131. Ann, b. May 20, 1788; d. ,1789- 

88 Daniel Crommelin Ver Planck, married for a second wife, Ann 
Walton, daughter of William Walton and Ann De Iancey Nov. 17, 
I7QO He died March 29, 1834, and is buried at Fisbkill village. She 
died Tune 2 1843. Bv his second wife he had eight children : 

132. Samuel, b. Aug. 1, 1792 ; d. Aug. 21, 1792. 

133. Mary Anna, b. Aug. 30, 1793 \ d - Dec. 1, 1856. 

134. Louisa, b. Feb. 22, 179 6 \ d - Au S- 6 > l8 ° 2 ' M 

135. Samuel, b. Oct. 15, 1798. m - June 25, 1850, Mary Hobart, 

daughter of Bishop John Henry Hobart ; d. teb. 8, 1861 ; 

no issue. ,,«»•«■ 1 i t 1 

136 Elizabeth, b. Dec. 3, 1800, m. John W. Rnevels ; d. July 

5. 1888. 
137. William Walton, b. Feb. 19, 1803 ; d. May 24, 1870. 
4. 138. James De Lancey, b. Feb. 2, 1805 

139. Ann Louisa, b. Dec. 4, 1807 ; d. Oct. 15, 1836 
93 David Johnstone Ver Planck, son of Gulian Ver Planck (57) 
and Cornelia Johnstone, born Jan. 18, 1789, married Louisa A. Gouv- 
eneur. He had two children : 

93. a. Nicholas Gouverneur, d. 1883. 
93. b. Cornelia, m. Rowing. 
99 Philip Ver Planck, son of Philip Ver Planck (66) and Aefje 
Beekman, born July 18, 1768, at the Manor Cortlandt and christened by 
Domine Ruble, of Long Island ; married Sept. 27, 1796, Sally Arden, 
daughter of Thomas Arden. He died April 12,1828; she died June 26, 
18 u and they were both buried at Manor Cortlandt, N. \ but their 
remains were subsequently removed to St. George's Cemetery, Newburgh, 
N. Y. He had five children : 

4. 140. Philip, b. Nov. 16, 1797. 

141. Mary Arden, b. Oct. 21, 1802 ; d. Feb. 20, 1820. 

142. Eliza Arden, b. July 6, 1804; m. Philip Alexander \ er 

Planck (147) her first cousin. 
* 143. William Beekman, b. Oct. n, 1806. 

14} Sarah Arden, b. Aug. 30, 1808 ; m. Sept. 3 1833, at Trinity 
Church, New York City, Christopher B. Miller, d. , 

100. William Beekman Ver Planck, son of Philip Ver Planck and 

Aefje Beekman, born March 2, 1770, and christened by Domine Isaac 
RuvsDickat Fishkill; married July 12. 1798, Mehnda, daughter of 
Tames Gordon, of Ballston, and Mary Ball ; died Dec 30 1804, and 
was buried in the same grave with his daughter Mary Ann Catherine, in 
the Dutch churchyard, Fishkill village, N. Y He lived at Fishkill Plains 
N Y After his death his widow married Henry Waller. She died in 
Brooklyn. N. Y., Sept. 4, 1857. He lived on the Mill property at Fish- 
kill and was a member of Assembly from Dutchess County 1 796-7. 1 he 
children of William Beekman Ver Planck and Melinda Gordon were : 

52 Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. [April, 

145. Mary Ann Catherine, b. July 22, 1799, at Fishkill, N. Y., 

and christened by Rev. Nicholas Van Vranken ; d. July 

19, 1804, and buried in the same grave with her father in 

the Dutch churchyard at Fishkill Village, N. Y. 

►j. 146. William Gordon, b. Oct. 12, 1801 ; christened by Rev. 

Nicholas Van Vranken. 
4. 147. Philip Alexander, b. Jan. 22, 1804, christened by Domine 

117. Isaac Ver Planck, son of David I. D. Ver Planck (80) and 
Elizabeth Whitbeck, born Aug. 27, 1809; married Sept. 2, 1835, Char- 
lotte E. McCarty, and she died . He married second, Phoebe Ann 

Edgett. He died July 20, 1854. His children were, by his first wife : 
4. 148 John McCarty, b. Jan. 17, 1838. 

4. 149. David I. D., b. Feb. 14, 1840 ; and by his second wife, 
4. 150. Isaac, b. July 12, 1854. 

119. Isaac A. Ver Planck (Judge), son of Colonel Abraham Ver 
Planck (83) and Elizabeth Van Dolfsen, born Oct. 16, 181 2 ; married 
Laura Allen; died April 15, 1873. He was for many years Judge of the 
Superior Court of Buffalo, N. Y. His children were : 

151. Abraham G., b. 

152. Sarah, b. ; m. George Webster. 

153. Ethan Allen, b. 

120. John Van Dolfsen Ver Planck, son of Colonel Abraham Ver 
Planck (83) and Elizabeth Van Dolfsen, born Oct. 11, 18 14 ; married 
Susan Carey. He died Oct. 9, 1859. His children were : 

154. William. 

155. Walter. 

156. Margaret. 

121. Gulian Ver Planck, son of Colonel Abraham Ver Planck 
(83)and Elizabeth Van Dolfsen, born Nov. 12, 1816; married Mari- 
etta Converse, Nov. 12, 1842.- He died Nov. 19, 1880. His children 
were : 

4. 157. David, b. Aug. 25, 1843, at Kingston. 

4. 158. John C., b. Sept. 8, 1845, at Schoharie, N. Y. 

122. Bronk Ver Planck, son of Colonel Abraham Ver Planck (83) 
and Elizabeth Van Dolfsen, born Dec. 23, 181 8, at Coeymans, N. Y. ; 
married Julia S. Ayer, May 17, 1859, at Franklin, N. Y. He died Nov. 
12, 1862. She was born Nov. 29, 1829. His only child was : 

4« 159. Frederick Ayer, b. Feb. 9, i860, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 
130. Gulian Crommelin Ver Planck, son of Daniel Crommelin Ver 
Planck (88) and Elizabeth Johnson, born in Wall Street, New York City, 
Aug. 6, 1786; married Oct. 2, 1811, Eliza Fenno, daughter of John 
Ward Fenno and Mary Curtis. She died at Paris, France, April 29, 
1 81 7. He died March 18, 1870. He is buried in the churchyard of 
Trinity Church, Fishkill village, N. Y. For an extended biographical 
sketch of Gulian C. Ver Planck, see The New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Record, Vol. I., No. 2, page 25. His children were : 
* 160. William Samuel, b. Oct. 15, 181 2. 

161. Gulian, b. April 29, 1815; he never married; d. Nov. 19, 
1845. He was a mariner. 
138. James Delancey Ver Planck, son of Daniel Crommelin Ver 
Planck (88) and Ann Walton, born Feb. 2, 1805 ; married July 27, 

1893-] Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. (5 -> 

1837, Julia Agnes Caverly. She died March 1, 1888. He died May 7, 
18S1. His children were : 

162. Louisa, b. May 7, 1839 ; m. J. Shipley Newlin and is now 
living at Philadelphia, Pa. 
4. 163. Samuel, b. July 20, 1840. 

164. Matilda, b. March 1842 ; living at Fishkill. 

140. Philip Ver Planck, son of Philip Ver Planck. (99) and Sally 
Arden, born Nov. 16, 1797 ; married March 22, 1824, Augusta Maria 
Deveaux at Trinity Church, New York City. She died Sept. 13, 1835. 
He died Aug. 14, 1872. They are both buried in St. George's Cemetery, 
Newburgh, N. Y. His children were : 
-j. 165. Philip, b. Jan. 13, 1825. 

166. Julia Margaret, b. Sept. 9, 1826 ; m. first, Christopher B. 

Miller; second, Augustus Van Home Ellis; third Justin 
P. Kellogg. 

167. Thomas Arden, b. Feb. 5, 1829, never married ; d. 

4. 168. William Augustus, b. Feb. 5, 1831. 

169. Mary Adeline, b. Oct. 2, 1832 ; m. her first cousin Philip 

Beekman Ver Planck (1S0). 

170. Augusta Maria, b. Oct. 18, 1834 ; living at Newburgh, N. Y. 
140. Philip Ver Planck subsequently married Euphemia Hoffman 

and by her had no children. 

143. William Beekman Ver Planck, son of Philip Ver Planck 
(99) and Sally Arden, born Oct. 11, 1806; married Maria Mercia 
McComb ; she afterwards married Mr. Lyle. She died Feb. 6, 1887, 
aged 78 years. William Beekman Ver Planck died July 9, 1839. They 
are both buried in the churchyard of the Dutch church at Montrose, 
N. Y. His only child was : 

•i- 171. William Beekman, b. Jan. 26, 1835. 

146. William Gordon Ver Planck, son of William Beekman Ver 
Planck (100) and Melinda Gordon, born Oct. 12, 1801 ; married Feb. 
22, 1826, Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, daughter of Samuel Miles Hop- 
kins and Sarah Elizabeth Rogers. She died Feb. 28, 1859. He died 
March 30, 1879, at Geneva, N. Y. , and is buried there. His children 
were : 

-i- 172. Samuel Hopkins, b. Jan. 31, 1827. 

173. Melinda Gordon, b. April 3,1829 ; living in Warsaw, N. Y., 


174. Mary, b. Jan. 10, 1832 ; d. Jan. 15, 1832. 
4. 175. James Gordon, b. June 24, 1838. 

£ 176. Philip William, b. March 28, 1844. 

147. Philip Alexander Ver Planck, son of William Beekman Ver 
Planck (100) and Melinda Gordon, born Jan. 22, 1804 ; married his 
cousin Eliza Arden Ver Planck (142), Nov. 20, 1828. She died July 6, 
1850. He died Sept. 2, 1872. His children were : 

177. Philip Arden, b. Oct. 31, 1829 ; d. 1842. 

[78. William Beekman, b. May 27, 1831 ; d. 1834. 

179. Thomas Boyle, b. Dec. 19, 1832 ; d. July 31, 1834. 

180. Philip Beekman, b. Dec. 19, 1834 ; m. Oct. 15, 1872, Mary 

A. Ver Planck (169) ; d. Feb. 18, 1890. No issue. 

181. Adeline Eugenia, b. Dec. 15, 1836; d. June 11, iBi 

64 Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. [April, 

182. William Minevar, b. June 8, 1838; m. Sarah Elizabeth 

Seelye ; d. Feb. 24, 1890. No issue. 

183. Sally Christina, b. Jan. 8, 1840 ; living in New York City, 


148. John McCarty Ver Planck, son of Isaac Ver Planck (117) and 
Charlotte E. McCarty, born Jan. 17, 1838; married Mary E. Chapman, 
of Greenville, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1858. His children were : 

184. Robert I., b. Aug. 27, 1859. 

185. Clara H., b. Sept. 20, 1874. 

186. Louise Bosworth, b. Aug. 10, 1876. 

149. David I. D. Ver Planck, son of Isaac Ver Planck (117) and 
Charlotte E. McCarty, born Feb. 14, 1840 ; married Lettie N. Powell, of 
Dormansville, N. Y., Dec. 25, i860; living in Albany in 1892. His 
children are : 

4-187. Edward, b. Dec. 19, 1861. 

188. Charlotte, b. 

189. Josephine, b. 

150. Isaac Ver Planck, son of Isaac Ver Planck (117) and Charlotte 
E. McCarty, born July 12, 1854 ; married Lillie Ingalls of Norton's Hill, 
N. Y. He had one child : 

190. Mary, b. 

157. David Ver Planck, son of Gulian Ver Planck (121) and Mari- 
etta Converse, born Aug. 25, 1843, at Kingston, N. Y.; married Georgi- 
anna Seaman, Jan. 9, 1866, at Tanytown, N. Y. His children were : 

191. William S., b. Oct. 31, 1867, a t White Plains. 

192. Gulian, b. May 23, 1869. 

193. Frank H., b. April 12, 1877. 

158. John C. Ver PLANck, son of Gulian Ver Planck (121) and 
Marietta Converse, born Sept. 8, 1845, at Schoharie, N. Y. ; married 
Catherine Lye, Sept. 20, 1875. His children are : 

194. David Abraham, b. Sept. 18, 1877 ; d. Aug. 7, 1878. 

195. Lucie, b. Feb. 28, 1880. 

196. Marietta Converse, b. May 14, 1882 ; d. Aug. 1, 18S4. 

197. Helen Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1885. 

198. Georgie Anna, b. March 11, 1887. 

159. Frederick Ayer Ver Planck, son of Bronck Ver Planck and 
Julia Ayer, born Feb. 9, i860, at Brooklyn, N. Y.; married Aug. 27, 
1890, at Lebanon, Conn., Annie Noyes, b. Nov. 11, 1863. He has 
one child : 

199. Van Noyes ; b. July 7, 1891. 

160. William Samuel Ver Planck, son of Gulian Crommelin Ver 
Planck and Eliza Fenno, born Oct. 15, 1812 ; married Nov. 17, 1837, 
Anna B. Newlin, daughter of Robert Newlin, of Fishkill. She died May 
31, 1883. He lived at Fishkill-on-Hudson, and died there Dec. 23, 
1885. He had eight children, as follows : 

200. Eliza Fenno, b. Sept. 16, 1838 ; m. Benjamin Richards, 

of New York City, Sept. 30, 1862 ; now living at New York 

201. Mary Newlin, b. Oct. 18, 1840; m. Dec. 18, 1866, Samuel 

William Johnson, her cousin. He died Dec. 13, 1881. 
She is now living in New York City. 
•i- 202. Robert Newlin, b. Nov. 18, 1842. 

i S93 • J Ge?iealogy of the Ver Planck Family. 6 c- 

203. Daniel Cromrhelin, b. April 13, 1845 ; d. April 8, 1854. 

204. Anna, b. Nov. 27, 1846 ; m. June 13, 1872, Samuel Hicks 

Clapp. He died 189 1. She is now living in Albanv, 
N. V. 

205. Jeannette, b. March 7, 1849 '■> m - March 8, 1886, Theodore 

M. Etting, of Philadelphia, Pa., where they are now living. 

206. Gelyna, b. Jan. 23, 1852 ; m. Sept. 12, 1872, Gen. Louis 

Fitzgerald, of New York, where they are now living. 
►J. 207. William Edward, b. April 8, 1856. 

163. Samuel Ver Planck, son of James DeLancey Ver Planck (138) 
and Julia Caverly, born July 20, 1840; married twice, first, Matilda 
Catherine Kearny, daughter of John W. Kearny, of New York, Nov. 
27, 1869. She died Feb. 10, 1873. By her he had one son : 

208. James DeLancey, b. Oct. 28, 1870. 

163. Samuel Ver Planck, married, second, Anna Schuchardt Rod- 
gers, daughter of Alexander Robertson Rodgers, of New York, and by her 
has one child : 

209. John Bayard Rodgers, b. Oct. 8, 1 881. 

165. Philip Ver Planck, son of Philip Ver Planck (140) and 
Augusta Maria Deveaux, born Jan. 13, 1825 ; married Sarah A. John- 
ston, in San Francisco, Cal., — — 185 1. By her he had one son : 
.£. 210. Philip, b. Sept. 3, 1852. 

165. Philip Ver Planck, married, second, Ophelia Merle Durbrow, 
June 9, 1859, m San Francisco, Cal., and by her his children are : 
211. Katherine Augusta, b. March 15, 1859. 
4. 212. Edward Durbrow, b. Jan. 28, 1861. 

213. Joseph Durbrow, b. Dec. 1, 1862. 

168. William Augustus, son of Philip Ver Planck (140) and Augusta 
Maria Deveaux, born Feb. 5, 183 1 ; married Emma Hunt. He is 
living in New York City. His children are: 

214. Augusta M., b. April 4, 1862 ; d. Aug. 7, 1864. 

215. Julian Deveaux, b. Nov. 9, 1863. 

216. William Arden, b. April 17, 1865 ; d. Aug. 9, 1865. - 

171. William Beekman Ver Planck, son of William Beekman Ver 
Planck (143) and Maria M. McComb, born Jan. 26, 1835 ; married 
first, Ellen Irving, daughter of Lewis Graham Irving, and a grandniece of 
Washington Irving. By her he had one child : 

217. Lewis Irving, b. Nov. 7, 1863. 

171. William Beekman Ver Planck, married second, Virginia Lyell, 
daughter of Samuel Lyell. 

172. Samuel Hopkins Ver Planck, son of William Gordon Ver 
Planck (146) and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, born in Albany, N. Y., Jan. 
31, 1827 ; married Sept. 20, 1854, Mary Grandin Vought, daughter of 
Abraham Vought and Ruth Voorhees, of Mendon, N. Y. He lives at 
Geneva, N. V, His children are : 

218. I Iary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 11, 1855 ; d. Se^t. 29, 1S90. 

219. Ruth Leslie, b. Dec. 8, 1857 ; d. Nov. 1, [885. 

220. Susan Sill, b. Nov. 22, 1859 ; d. Oct. 27, 1868. 
4-221. William Gordon, b. April 15, 1861. 

222. Jane Leslie, b. Sept. 18, 1863. 
175. James Gordon Ver Planck, son of William Gordon Ver 
Planck 146) and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, born June 24, 1838 ; 


66 Genealogy of the Ver Planck Family. [April, 

married June 24, 1862, Delphine E. Barnum. He lived at Dubuque, 
la. He died at Santa Barbara, Cab, Oct. 12, 1872. She died Jan. 17, 
1884, at Nunda, N. Y. He had two children : 

223. James Gordon, b. May 29, 1863 ! d. Jan. 4, 1864. 

224. Maude, b. Sept. 26, 1867, at Alexandria, Va. Now living at 

Lancaster, Pa. 
176. Philip William Ver Planck, son of William Gordon Ver 
Planck (146) and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, born at Geneva, N. Y., 
March 28, 1844 ; married Julia W. L. Campbell, daughter of Judge 
James Campbell, of Philadelphia, Pa. He lived at New York City. He 
died Dec. 15, 1876, at Boulder, Col. His widow married Dr. Archibald 
Keightley, of London, Eng., Nov. 25, 1891. His children were: 

225. James Campbell, b. Dec. 3, 1872 ; d. Sept. 21, 1875. 

226. Gordon, b. Oct. 17, 1874 ; d. June 29, 1875. 

184. Robert I. Ver Planck, son of John McCarty Ver Planck (148) 
and Mary E. Chapman, born August_27, 1859, at N. Y.; mar- 

ried His children are : 



187. Edward Ver Planck, son of David I. D. Ver Planck (149) and 
Lettie Powell, born Dec. 19, 1 861, at Albany, N. Y.; married 

191. William Seaman Ver Planck, son of David Ver Planck (157), 
born Oct. 31, 1867, at White Plains, N. Y.; married 

202. Robert Newlin Ver Planck, son of William Samuel Vet- 
Planck (160) and Anna B. Newlin, born at Fishkill, N. Y., Nov. 18. 
1842 ; married Feb. 24, 1876, Katharine Brinckerhoff, daughter of 
Matthew V. B. Brinckerhoff, of Brinckerhoff, N. Y. He lives at Fish- 
kill, N. Y. His children are : 

229. Gulian Crommelin, b. Dec. 9, 1876. 

230. Judith Crommelin, b. April 14, 1878. 

231. Mary Brinckerhoff, b. Sept. 28, 1881. 

232. William Samuel, b. March 20, 1884. 
-233. Robert Sinclair, b. Aug. 5, 1885. 

207. William Edward Ver Planck, son of William Samuel Ver 
Planck (160) and Anna B. Newlin, born April 8, 1856, at Fishkill, 
N. Y.; married Jan. 6, 1880, Virginia Eliza Darby, daughter of the Rev. 
Henry Darby. She had prior to her marriage been adopted by her uncle, 
William Everett, late of the United States Navy, and taken the name of 

William Edward Ver Planck lives at Fishkill-on-Hudson, in Mount 
Gulian, built about 1740, and in which Washington and his officers 
founded the Society of the Cincinnati. His children are : 

234. William Everett, b. Oct. 16, 1880. 

235. Virginia Darby, b. June 11, 1883. 

236. Edward Fenno, b. Dec. 6, 1886 ; d. Aug. 13, 1887. 

237. Edward, b. Nov. 5, 1890. 

210. Philip Ver Planck, son of Philip Ver Planck (165) and Sarah A. 
Johnson, born in San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 7, 1852 ; married Louise 
Beaupre\ of St. Paul, Minn. He lived at St. Paul, Minn. His children 
are : 

238. Laura Eugenia, b. 1879. 

239. Philip Beaupre, b. 1883. 

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240. Vera Marguerite, b. 

241. Anna Louise, b. 

242. Bruno Beekman, — 


- 1892. 

2 12. Edward Durbrow Ver Planck, son of Philip Ver Planck (165) 
and Ophelia M. Durbrow, born Jan. 28, 1861, at San Francisco, Ca!.; 
married at New York City, Florence P. Wellman. He lives 

at Boston, Mass. His children are : 

243. Philip, b. March 14, 1889. 
243. Emily, b. April 23, 1890. 
221. William Gordon Ver Planck, son of Samuel Hopkins Ver 
Planck (172) and Mary Grandin Vought, born in Geneva, N. Y., April 15, 
1861 ; married Harriet Anderson Clark (born Dec. 22, 1863^, daughter 
of William Newton Clark and Hannah Matilda Anderson, June 16, 1891. 
245. Margarita Schuyler, b. Oct. 17, 1892. 


By Eliza Fenno Richards. 

To preserve the memory and traditions 
of an ancient and honourable house to 
which many of our old families are allied, 
this short compilation has been made by 
one of its descendants, and translated from 
the original authorities. We must go back 
to the twelfth century, to quote from the 
work entitled : 




Bewerkt Door 

J. H. Scheffer, 

Bibliothecaris Archivaris Van Rotterdam, 

when Walter Crommelin appears in 1133 in 
an agreement concluded by the "Count of 
Flanders, between the Abbot of St. Pierre 
of Ghent on one side, and Robert, son of 
Hacket, formerly Lord Castellan of Bruges, 
and Walter Crommelin on the other side, on 

the subject of the Demesne of Testrep, and the Tithing of Groede." 
1303. The next entry is Heinderic Cromelin. " Scepen van der 

Kuere te Gand." Then Pierre Crommelinck, to whose name no date is 


58 The Crommelin Family in Europe and America. [April, 

added, " whose children were, first, Armand Crommelinck ; second, Josse 

Armand Crommelinck, son of Pierre, married Susanna de Wale, 
daughter of Joost de Wale, about 1542. 

" Au Nom de Dieu." 

" Armand Crommelin et sa femme vivoient dans le seizieme siecle, 
dans un terns de troubles, de guerres, de persecutions cruelles, sous de 
regne premierement, de l'Empereur Charles Le Quint, et ensuite sous la 
domination tirannique de Philippe deuxieme, son fils, cause de la disper- 
sion de plusieurs families des Pays-Bas, du nombre desquelles pouvoit 
etre celle dudit Crommelin, et que ces descendans ne peuvent remonter 
au terns et a. 1'origine de ses ancestres." 

The above is the first entry on a very ancient parchment in the pos- 
session of the Ver Planck family, to which is affixed the seal of the 
Crommelins, bearing their former arms, " D 'argent au chevron de gules 
accompagne de trois Merlettes de sable." * 

It also begins the "Genealogy of the name, house and family of the 
Crommelins," written in Holland by the septuagenarian Jacob Crom- 
melin in 1712, to which are prefixed these remarks : "Written by the 
refugee J. Crommelin, and finished the day he attained his seventieth 
year." This fragment has a peculiar and touching character, independently 
of the information that it gives us of the various families related to the 
Crommelins, those for example of the De Joncourts, the De Conincks, 
the Des Rapin-Thoyras, etc. 

"The memorv of what has passed as handed down from father to 
son," writes Jacob Crommelin, from the sixth generation of the name, 
shows that Armand Crommelin resided in his country house in the 
neighborhood of Courtray, where he had improved a very considerable 
landed property, at the same time having agents and servants at Cour- 
tray, who bought under his direction an immense quantity of linen 
fabrics, and exported them to foreign countries, and particularly to 

"This Armand left seven children, Pierre, Josse, Adrian, Martin, Jean, 
and two daughters who married the brothers- Jean and Robert Deleau. 
Pierre, the eldest son, lived at Cambray, "and carried on an immense 
business in cambrics. Jean Crommelin, the youngest son of his father, 
was placed when a lad with his brother Pierre, who brought him up in 
his business, and often sent him to the city of St. Quentin with his ser- 
vants to buy Batiste cloths, by which means he made the acquaintance 
of Jacques de Semery, Lord of Camas, a village situated between Genlis 
and Ham, who gave him his daughter Marie in marriage, which was the 
cause of the above mentioned Crommelin establishing himself, and 
remaining at St. Quentin." 

The marriage of Jean Crommelin and Marie de Semeries was cele- 
brated at Follembray, a royal castle between Chauny and Coucy, and 

* From J. B. Reitstap's Armorial Genera). 

1 893.] The Crommelin Family in Europe and America. 5 Q 

honoured by the presence of Madame Catherine de France, sister of 
Henry IV., who was holding court there. Pierre, the eldest son of 
this marriage, was born at the chateau of Mouy St. Far, and had the 
honour of having as god-mother Madame, on which occasion the golden 
lily of France upon a field of azure, with a border of gold and blue, was 
added to the Crommelin arms, a concession of Madame Marie Catherine 
de France. 

"Jean Crommelin, Lord of Camas, increased his business considerably, 
but sold the lordship and lands of Camas before his death, either on 
account of the troubles of the war or to take away all cause of jealousy 
which might arise between his eldest son and his brothers. 

"Jean, younger son of Jean Crommelin and of Marie de Semeries, 
who is the ancestor of the American branch of the family, was born at 
St. Quentin, on the nineteenth of March 1603. He married Rachel 
Tacquelet, only daughter of Guillaume Tacquelet, Seigneur de Gricourt, 
and of Marie de Maucroix, and had fifteen children in the course of 
twenty-seven years. 

"In the year 1712 but three of his children were living, Jacob, the 
writer of this memoir ; Daniel and Ester. Jean Crommelin died in his 
house on the fourth of June, 1659 ; and his wife, Rachel Tacquelet, died 
on the tenth of August, 1686, in the city of Paris, in the arms of her 
daughter Catherine and of her son Jacob. She was seventy-seven years 
of age, and was buried in the cemetery of the church Saint Sulpice, 
during the persecution." 

Daniel, the thirteenth child of Jean Crommelin and Rachel Tacque- 
let, settled in America, having previously lived in Paris, where he. had 
married Anne Testart. In 1716, he built a house upon lands purchased 
from the owners of the Wawayanda Patent, and it was doubtless in lov- 
ing memory of the fair fields of France that this grandson of the Sei- 
gneur de Gricourt named his mansion and estate Grey Court. His son 
Charles Crommelin was married in New York to Anna Sinclair, the 
descendant of an ancient Scotch family. Daniel Crommelin, their son, 
returned to Europe and married in Amsterdam, on October 30, 1736, 
Mary le Plastrier. 

Daniel Crommelin preserved a warm affection for his native country ; 
he was a most affectionate parent, and his letters to his daughter Judith, 
who married her cousin-german Samuel Ver Planck, are full of the most 
tender solicitude for her safety during the War of the Revolution. All of 
these letters are written in French, as are also the dates of their receipt 
made on the covers by Madame Judith Ver Planck. 

In March, 1777, Daniel Crommelin writes: " Je suis extremement 
afflige, ma chere fille, de votre deplorable etat et tout ce qu'un bon 
Pere peut sentir de plus tendre pour une fille qu'il a toujours tendrement 
aimee, et aimera jusqu'a la fin. Dieu veuille avoir compassion et vous 
delivrer bientot. " And a year later he writes: " Mon coeur, ma chere 
Fille, saigne quand je pense a vos malheurs, et celle de ma pauvre 
famille et Patrie. Helas, ma fille, ne croyez pas que nous sommes 
exempt d'affliction, votre mal c'est etendu jusqu'au nous, L'Angleterre 
vient de nous declarer la guerre, pour je ne say quoy. Us disent parce 
que nous avons contractus alliance avec les Americains, et ils nous ont 
pris depuis six semaines au dela de deux cents vaisseaux, et continu 
de nous faire tout le mal qu'ils pouvoient. Dieu veuille leur faire con- 


The Crommelin Family in Europe and America. [April, 

naitre qu'ils ont tort de nous faire ce que nous n'avons pas merite. Et 
nous reconcillier bientot." 


Many years after these letters were written, and long after Madame 
Judith Ver Pianck, nee Crommelin, was laid to rest in the country of her 
adoption, her grandson Guliari C. Ver Planck visited Amsterdam on 
September 4, 1817, and wrote as follows : "I arrived here yesterday, and 
found all my friends well and kind as usual. I am very fond of my Dutch 
relations. They are among the oldest and most honourable merchants of 
Europe. The firm under which they trade is the name of my great- 
grandfather, who has been dead many years. In every part of Europe in 
which I have been, I have heard of some act of generosity in honour of 
this house. Mr. G., who speaks of them in the highest terms, will not, 
however, allow them to be taken as a specimen 
of Dutch merchants, and maintains that my 
friends owe all their liberal notions to their 
great-grandfather's having been born in Amer- 
ica. The weather is very fine ; indeed, I have 
never seen Holland but in fine weather. Fader- 
land always smiles upon me." 

That the Crommelins were among the 
greatest merchants of the sixteenth century, 
and highly honoured by both king and noble, 
is well attested. Jean Seigneur de Camas suc- 
ceeded to the title and estates of his father- 
in-law, Jacques de Semeries, whose daughter he 
married on December 17, 1595, as "related in 
the narrative of Jacob Crommelin. Many great 
names are given in the genealogy we have 
quoted as connected with them in marriage, 
but we have only taken those who were the 
ancestors of the American branch of the family. 
Should any of their blood in the New World 
experience an unexplained attraction toward 
France, and feel a greater interest and sym- 
pathy for all that concerns her past and present 
history, than for all other nations beside, he 
may remember it is only a natural inheritance from those who lived, 
loved, and suffered there, and whose mortal remains repose in peace in 
the country of Saint Louis. 


1 893. J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Nav York. 71 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

a° 1 741. 

Aug. 19. 

2 3- 

(Continued from Vol. 

Victoor Bicker, An- 

netje Turk. 
Joris Bergen, Mar- 

grietje du Mont. 
Willem Peek, Fem- 

metje Douwe. 

26. Abraham Marschalk, 
Maria Sebring. 
Jabobiis Kip, Elisa- 
beth Mellens. 

Antony Rutgers, 
Margnta Cloppers. 
30. Stephaniis Bayard , 
Alida Vetch. 

30. Joost Paling, Susanna 

Sept. 6. Benjamin Quakken- 
b o s c h , Annatje 
Van Norden. 
G u 1 y a n Verplank, 
Maria Cromlyn. 

XXIV., p. 25, of T 










9. Op belydenis des 
Geloofs. [Trans- 
lation : Upon con- 
fession of faith.] 

13. H a r m an Rutgers, 
Elisabeth Bensing. 

16. Mattheus v. Deu s- 
sen, Mar gr iet j e 
Jan Goelet, Jannetje 

Willem Heyer, 
Tabitha Sibbet. 

20. Brirger Van Iveren, 
Femmetje Wester- 

24. James Tiikker, Maria 





he Record.) 


William Bo id, Pieter- 
nelle Bicker, syn h. v. 

Pieter du Mont, Gerritje 
du Mont, j. d. 

Jesse De Foreest, Cor- 
nelia Waldron, h. v. 
van Gerrit de Foreest. 

Pieter Marschalk, Cat- 
lyntje Kip, z. h. v. 

Henricus Kip & Catelina 
de Hard Wed. v. Jacob 

Antony Rutgers, Cornelia 
Roos, zyn h. v. 

James de Lancey, Mar- 
garita Livingston, Wed. 
v. Sam 1 Vetch. 
Cornells Terp, Helena 
Mees, h. v. v. Dirk 
Benjamin Qiiakkenbosch, 
Claasje Webbers, z. h.v. 

Henry Brokhols, Anna 
Sinklaar, Wed. v. 
Charles Cromlyn. 

H. v. v. Jan Carels Van 

Antony Rutgers, Ju r , 
Maria Rutgers, j. d. 

Francis Misnard, Aaltje 
Van Deussen, z. h. v. 

Jacobus Goelet, Maria 

Goelet, j. d. 
Baltus Heyer, Sara 

Biirger, z. h. v. 
Ide Van Iveren, Elisabeth 

Van Iveren, j. d. 

Willem Paers, Elisabeth 
Woertendyk, j. d. 

n 2 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 


Henricus v. de Cornelia. 
Water, Sara du 
27. Isaac de Peyster. Isaac. 
Anna de Peyster. 

Cornelis Van Ranst, 
Geertruy Sebring. 

Gerrit Heyer, An- 
netje Rome. 

Octob. 4. Jacob Webbers, Mar- 
grietje de Riemer. 
Wessel W e s s e 1 s , 
Rachel v. Imburg. 

Johannes Varik, 
Anna Maria Bres- 
7. Nicolaus Cortregt, 
Elizabeth Fontyn. 

11. Hugh Wentworth, 
Maria Axon. 


Abraham Lynsse, 
Catharina Rutgers. 

14. Willem Bogaerd, J r ., 
Annatje Pel. 
Richard Eagans, En- 
geltje Maas. 

Cornelis Cortregt, 
Hester Canon. 

Gerardiis Beekman, 
Ju r ., Maria Beek- 

Johannes Pietersse, 
Cornelia Haver. 

Jacobus Rykman, 
Geertje Adriaanse. 

18. Abraham Pit, Su- 
sanna Wood. 
Joris D a e 1 y , Anna 













Gerrit du Foreest, Cor- 
nelia Waldron, z. h. v. 

Abraham de Peyster, 
Elisabeth de Peyster, 
h. v. van John Hamil- 

Lucas Van Ranst, Elisa- 
beth Beekman, z. h. v, 

Isaak Boke, G e e r t r u y 
Rome, h. v. v. Joh s 

Isaac de Riemer, Elisa- 
beth de Kay, j. d. 

A n d ri e s Meyer, J r . & 
Maria v. dyk, h. v. v. 
Laurens Wessels. 

Simo n Brestede, Anna 
Maria, Wed. v. Joh s 

Joseph Carro, Francyntje 
Blydenbiirg, h. v. van 
Isra 1 Shedwyk. 

John Livingston, Elisa- 
beth Hil, h. v. van Wil- 
lem Axon. 

Francois Marschalk, An- 

neke Lynsse, h. v. van 

Thomas Vathar. 
Cornelis Bogard, Catha- 
rina Kip, z. h. v. 
Andries Canon, Sara 

Bartlet, h. v. v. Abr m 

Blank, Ju r . 
Arend Cortregt, Eva 

Cortregt, h. v. v. 

Adolph Bensin. 
Johannes Beekman, 

Maria de Lanoy, Wed e 

v. Christoff 1 Beekman. 
Abraham Boke, Hester 

Rome, j. d. 
Liicas Kierstede, Rachel 

Kip, Wed. v. Lucas 

Jacob Pit, Aaltje Abra 

hams, z. h. v. 
Isaak Stoutenbiirg, Al 

neke Daelv, z. h. v. 

I893-J ^cords of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. 73 

A" 1741. OUDERS. 

21. Simon Ben sen, 
Tryntje Peek. 

Henricus Kip, Maria 

25. Pieter Burger, Re- 
becca Ploeg. 

Johannes Rem i ni, 
Anna Christina 

Cornelis Turk, Catha- 

rina Van Til burg. 


4. Jacobus Quik, Heyla 

1 =;. 





F r an s Hoogland, 
Francyntje Banta. 

Jacobus Vosjeiir, 
Sophia Jacobs. 

R o b b e r t Bensen, 
Catharina v. Bos- 

Thomas Coster, 
Maria Schuiler. 

William Steadiford, 
Anna Van Gelder. 

Abel Hardenbroek, 
Annetje Elsword. 

Arie Koning, Jun r ., 
Rachel Kierstede. 

Laurens Meyer, 
Anna Pryer. 

Jan Jacobs, Har- 
mina Koek. 

Gerrit Borgauwe, 
Aaltje Tiirk. 

John Dally, Mar- 
ket je Van Sysen. 

I e s Spier, 

, e s Vreden- 
A n n a t j e 

'er Snyders, 
1 Loth. 






















Abraham Egt, Elisabeth 

Redly, Wed. v. Dirk 
R obbert Mathus, Im- 
metje Van 1 > y k , h. v. 
v. Petrus Kip. 
Andreus Jero. Elisabeth 
Burger, h. v. v. Alex- 
ander Phemin. 
Willem Curceliiis A: l-'.lisa- 
beth Ilaan, h. v. v. 
Johan Frans Wather. 
Cornelis Bogaart, Cor- 
nel i a Ver Duyn, z. 
h. v. 
Joh s Roseveld, Thomas 
Hollok, Margrietje 
Klopper, z. h. v. 
Pieter de Groof, Mar- 
grietje Banta, j. d. 
Mattheus Vosjeiir, Mada- 

lena Ekker, z. h. v. 
Hen drik Van Bossen, 
Margriete Van Zant, 
z. h. v. 
Pieter Hofman, Catha- 
rina Schuiler, j. d. 
Joh s Van Gelder, Anna 
Quik, Wed. v. Gerrit 
v. Gelder. 
John Elsword, Maria 
Burger, h. v. v. Willem 
' Arie Koning, Rachel 
Peek, z. h. v. 
Andries Meyer, Susanna 
Mak Frederiks, /. h. v. 
Dirk Koek, Marytje de 

Boog, j. d. 
George Gordon, Geertje 

Bras, /.. h. v. 
Joh s Van Svssen, Cornelia 
Van Gelder, Wed. v. 
Philip Dally. 
Isaac BokeS, l'uegje 

Rome, z. h. v. 
Willem Ciircelius, Wil- 
lemvntje Nak, h. v. v. 
Willem Vredenbu 
I'.uikis Spader, Elisabeth 
Vredenburg, h. v. \". 
W'" 1 Van Varick. 

74 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 

A° 1742. OUDERS. 

Jan. 1. Jan de La Montagne, 
Maria Daily. 

Everd Byvank, Maria 

Daniel Evets, Wyntje 

Van Vorst. 
Pieter v. N o r d e n , 

Anna Willemsze. 
Nicolas Antony, 

Hesther Rome. 
Frederyk Webbers, 

Helena Banta. 
Albartus Tibouwt, 

Cornelia Bogard. 
Frederyk Bikker, 

Catharina Senger. 
H e n d r i k Rutgers, 

Catharina de Pey- 

Daniel Van Deursen, 

Lea Herte. 
Cornells Bogard, 

Catharina Kip. 
Mattheus Huisman, 

Hester Van Cent. 
Christoffel Codwys, 

Pieternella V a n 

Abraham Braesier, 

Elisabeth Daely. 
Jan Ewouwds, Riitje 






3 1 - 


Frans Harm s v. 

G e d e r s Knegt, 

Elisab th Bikers de 

m' v. Gul v. Plank. 
Henriciis Peek, 

Christina Hiisson. 
Walther Heyer, Jen- 

neke Van Vorst. 
Antony ten Eyk, Sara 

ten Eyk. 
Willem Poppeldorf, 

Anna Styne. 

Jacobus Jansse, Mar- 
gareta Fyn. 


Sara, gebor- Joh s de La Montagne, 
en 30 Oct r Cornelia v. Gelder, 
1 74 1. Wed e v. Philip Daily. 

Maria. Cornells Cortregt, Hester 

Canon, z. h. v. 
Anna. Johannes Van Vorst, 

Wyntje Van Vorst, j. d. 
Anna. Mattheus Huisman, Jan- 

netje Vincent, z. h. v. 
Nicolas. Nicolas Allerd Antony, 

Hesther Elsword, j. d. 
Margrietje. Joh s Van Norde, Adriana 

Webbers, z. h. v. 
Albartus. Jan Bogard, Antje Peek, 

z. h. v. 
Maria. Robbert Bensen, Catha- 

rina Van Bosse, z. h. v. 
Elisabeth. Hermanns Rutgers, Ju r ., 

Elisabeth Bensen, z. 

h. v. 
Isaac. Harmen Coerte, Anna v. 

Daniel. Daniel Ga u t i e r, Maria 

Bogard, z. h. v. 
Rachel. Joseph de Noe, Sara 

Blom, z. h. v. 
Sara. Samuel Hopson, Elisa- 

beth Codwys, h. v. v. 

W m Neblet. 
Maria. Joh s Kip, Cornelia Daely, 

z. h. v. 
Ewoiiwd. Cornells Ewouwds, Sara 

T i b o u w d , Wed e v. 

Ewouwd Ewouwds. 
Helena. Thomas Claasse Knegt, 

v. Antony Rutgers. 

Thomas. Arie Koning, Rachel 

Peek, z. h. v. 
Walther. Walther Heyer, Elsje 

Van de Water, z. h. v. 
Coenraad. Coenraad ten Eyk, Sara 

Van Vorst, zyn h. v. 
Catharina. Caspar us Poppeldorf, 

Catharina Klouwer, 

Wed. v. Philip Mels- 

Frederik. Willem Gilbert, Jannetje 

Van Zant, h. v. v. John 


1893- J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. y c 

1742. OUDERS. 

7. Johannes Bodyn, 
Tryntje Bensen. 
Abraham Kip, Maria 
Van den Breg. 

14. Jacob Ryke, Catha- 
rina Pomery. 

17. Johannes Bogard, 
Abigael Quik. 

21. Pieter Lammersse, 
Marytje Bennet. 

Isaac Koning, 
Geertje Hardt. 







24. Theunis Woertman, Siisanna. 

Marretje Kittel. 
28. Harmaniis Alstyn, Marretje. 

Jannetje Willes. 

John Provoost, Eva Samuel. 

Andries Michel, Mar- Anna 
griet Puller. Margriet. 

Maart 7. J o r i s Lam, Hen- George, 
drikje Meyer. 

10. Fredrik Philipse, Jo- Adolphus. 
hanna Brokholst. 
Benjamin Moore, Johannes. 
Vroiiwtje Meyer. 

14. Henry Tayler, Re- Benjamin, 
becca Brestede. 

Elias Brevoort, Lea Henriciis. 

John Schermerhoorn, Aarnoiit. 
Sara Canon. 


Petrus Bogaart, Tanneke 

Paers, z. h. v. 
Pieter Marschalk, Mar- 
grietje Blom, h. v. v. 
Petrus Kip. 
Ephraim Braisjer, Catha- 
rina Van Keuren, z. 
h. v. 
Nicolaas Bogard, Mar- 

grietje Bogard, j. d. 
Simon Lammersse, Catha- 
rina Pawling, h. v. v. 
Gysbert Bogaart. 
O Antony Rutgers & Cor- 
^- nelia Roos, z. h. v. Har- 
^ manus Rutgers, Mar- 
'Q grietje du Foreest, z. 
p h. v. Petrus Rutgers, 
Helena Hoogland, z. 
h. v. 

Wiliem Laton, Margrietje 
Kittel, syn h. v. 

Thomas Warner, Catha- 
rina Rapalje, h. v. v. 
Johannes Aalstyn. 

Harmaniis Rutgers, 
Senior, Maria Sprat, 
h. v. van James Alex- 

Johannes Michel, Anna 
Marki, h. v. van Hen- 
drik Aalbrecht. 

Alexander Lam. Chris- 
tina Lent, h. v. van 
Johannes Lam. 

Adolph Philipse, Maria 
Brokholst, j. d. 

Johannes Meyer Idesz, 
Maria Meyer, h. v. van 
Jacobus Turk. 

Benjamin Tayler, Ad- 
riaantje Bergen, syn 
h. v. 

Henriciis Brevoort, 
Catharina de Lameter, 
syn h. v. 

Aarnout Schermerhoorn, 
Maria Beekman, svn 
h. v. 

76 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 




Thomas Windover, Jesyntje. 
Elisabeth Els- 

Brandt Schuyler, Johanna. 
Margrietje Van 

31. N i c o 1 a a s Bayard, Barent 

Elisabet Rynders. Rynders. 

H e n d r i k Rycke, Jacobus. 
Elisabet Peek. 

April 14. Richard Langdon, Rachel. 
Anna Cuyler. 

John Gallowa, An- Jacobus, 
natje Lam. 

Gysbert Van Deiir- Annetje. 
sen, Annetje Ten 
18. Daniel Burger, Raphael. 
Nelly Potter. 





H e n d r i k Van de 

Water, Anna Skil- 

R o b b e r t Provoost, 

Ariaantje Paulusse. 
Johannes B u rger, 

Jannetje Broiiwer. 
Abraham Aalstyn, 

Elisabet Blom. 

:8. Aar no u t Webbers, 
Sara Minthorne. 

Abraham Van Home, 
Catharina Rutgers. 

2. Casparus Blank, 
Marretje Andriesse. 

W i 1 1 e m H o p p e , 

Elisabet Van Nor- 

Cornells Biilsen, 
Antje Terhuine. 

Benjamin Kierstede, 
Jenneke Blom. 













Daniel Eyits, Wyntje 
Van Vorst, syn h. v. 

Abraham Van Wyck, 

Anna Elisabet Staats, 

Wed e . van Philip 

David Provoost, Johanna 

Rynders, syn h. v. 
Jan Bogaart, Antje Peek, 

syn h. v. 
Henry Lane, Junior, 

Rachel Cuyler, syn 

h. v. 
Henricus Van M e p e 1 , 

Maria Pammer, syn 

h. v. 
Francis Misnard, Aaltie 

Van Deiirsen, syn h. v. 

Gysbert Uitden Bogart, 
Elisabet Ekkersen, h. 
v. van Raphael Potter. 

Jan Bogart, Junior, Sara 
Cranny, h. v. van 
David Griffes. 

Johannes Poel, Sara 
Wilkessen, syn h. v. 

Jurrie Broiiwer, Elisabet 
Hilton, syn h. v. 

Benjamin Kierstede, Jen- 
neke Blom, syn h. v. ; 
Johannes Aalstyn, 
Catharina Rapalje, syn 
h. v. 

Egbert Somerendyk, 
Alida Webbers, svn 
h. v. 

Philip Van Home, Elisa- 
bet French, h. v. van 
Cornells Van Home. 

Thomas Poel, Cornelia 
Post, h. v. van John 

Jillis Maiindeviel, Rachel 
Hoppe, syn h. v. 

Jan T e r h u i n e , Neeltje 
Dorrie, syn h. v. 

Abraham Aalstyn, Elisa- 
bet Blom, syn h. v. 

I S93. J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 77 

A° 1742. OUDERS. 

12. W i 1 1 e m Spoor, 





Juny 6. 

Francyntje Bocket. 

Johannes Pieter 
Kempel, Juliana 

H e n d r i k Bogaart, 
Cornelia de Grauw. 

Pieter V. B. Living- 
ston, Maria Alex- 

H e n d r i k Ellis, 
Marytje Siggels. 

Wen del Ham, 

Maria Rome. 
Jacob Brouwer, Ju r ., 

Maria de Lanoy. 
Evert Pels, Catha- 

rina de Graaiiw. 

Pieter de Wind, En- 
geltje Harssen. 

Salomon Dee, 
Dorothe Haal. 

Willem Clerk, Ja- 
comina Axson. 

27. Johannes Adolphus 
Otterberg, Annatje 

Daniel Dyke, Mar- 
grietje Paulsze. 



Abraham Oiiwder- 
k e r k , Maria 
Print up. 

Abraham Persel, Jan- 
netje Van Yveren. 

4. Richard Henis, Mar- 
grietje Aalstyn. 
1 1. Dirk A m e r m a n , 
Helena Mas. 

Reinier Nak, Elisa- 
beth Terbos. 

14. Willem Gilbert, 
Aaltje Fardon. 


Willem. Willem Gilbert, Nelletje 

Van de Water, h. v. van 
Daniel Bonet. 

Johannes. Pieter Hofman, Catha- 
rina Shyer, j. d. 

Cornelia. Elfert Haring, Elisabet 
Bogaart, syn h. v. 

Maria. Philip Livingston, Mar- 

gareta Livingston, 
Wed. v. Samuel Vetch. 

Henricus. Henricus Brevoort, 
Catharina de Lameten, 
s. h. v. 

Willem. Willem Rome, Anna 

Wessels, z. h. v. 

Jacob. Johannes Brouwer, Su- 

sanna Draljet, z. h. v. 

Evert. Robert Benson, Catha- 

rina Van Bossen, z. 
h. v. 

Johanna. Gerrit Harsse, Engeltje 
Burger, z. h. v. 

Maria. Joseph Matthysse, An- 

natje Haal, j. d. 

Willem. Willem Axson, Maria 

Axson, h. v. v. Hugh 

Johannes. Johannes Vos, Anna 
Maria Kerssenhoven. 
h. v. v. H e n d r i k 

Margrietje. James Russel, Catalyntje 
Benson, h. v. v. John 

Elisabeth. Alexander Biilsen, Sara 
de Milt, z. h. v. 

Sara. Ide Van Yveren, Aplonia 

Vredenburg, h. v. v. 

James Bias. 
Marretje. Abraham A lstyn, Marretje 

Jansse, z. h. v. 
Geertje. Gysbert Uitden Bogart, 

Catharina Paling, z. 

h. v. 
Matthys. Johannes Terbos, Wil- 

lemyntje Nak, h. v. v. 

Willem Vredenburg. 
Adriaantje, Frederyk Sebring, Caatje 
geboren den Sebring, Wed. v. Jan 
8 dezer. Bon. 

78 Records of Ihe Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 

A" 1742. 


George Supkins, 
Margareta Oliver. 

Isaac Bokee, Bregje 

Jan Deenmarke, 
Rachel Beekman. 

joris Elsworth, Su- 
sanna Boekhout. 

Seth Smith, Anna 

Abraham Bokee, 
Maria Caar. 


[Elisabeth 1 M Christoffer Banker, Elisa- 
I Margareta, | C beth Hoogland, z. h. v. 
I Abraham j °% Abraham Van Wyk, 
[Johannes. I ? Catharina Provoost, z. 
h. v. 
Petnis. Petrus Bogaart, Tanneke 

Paers, z. h. v. 
Rachel. Pieter Cannon, Rachel 

Schermerhorn, z. h. v. 
Maria. Ahasueriis Elsworth, An- 

natje Elsworth, j. d. 
William. Patrik Poor, Christina 

Kermer, j. d. 
Jacob. Willem Caar, Elisabeth 

Burger, h. v. v. Jacob 


; ept. 

28. Ahasiierus T u r k , Ahasiieriis. 

Hillegond Kuip- 
22. Pieter Pra Provoost, Burger. 
Geertriiy Sippe. 

Joost Koederiis, Rebecca. 

Erica Catharina 

Willern Vredenburg, Jannetje. 

Willemyntje Nak. 

Antony Rutgers, Antony. 
J u r ., Margrietje 
25. Benjamin Jarvis, Arien. 
Maria Koning. 
Lucas Kierstede, Annaije. 
Elsje Cregier. 

29. Andries Van Varik, Andries. 

Aafje Ten Eyck. 
1. Antony de Mildt, Antony. 

Jannetje Raven. 
Gerardiis Brestede, Gerardiis. 

Catharina Pro- 
Mattheiis Van Sara. 

A a 1 s t y n , Sara 

5. Johannes Van Nor- Lea. 

den, A r i a a n t j e 


Francis Barre, Jannetje 
Van Wagenen, h. v. v. 
Joh s Tiirk. 

Pieter Hibon, Rebecca 
Onkelbag, Wed. v. 
Burger Sippe. 

Pieter de Groof, Marytje 
K o e d e r li s , Wed. v. 
William Conningham. 

Theiinis de Clerk, Elisa- 
beth ter Bosch, h. v. v. 
Reinier Nak. 

Cornells Clopper, Catha- 
rina Greveraat, z. h. v. 

Arien Koning, Rachel 

Peek, syn h. v. 
Simon Cregier, Antje Van 

Oort, syn h. v. 
Dirk Ten Eyk, Marretje 

Roome, syn h. v. 
Alexander Bulsing, Sara 

de Mildt, syn h. v. 
Johannes Remse, Elisa- 

bet Brestede, syn h. v. 

Abraham Lynssen, Catha- 
rina Rutgers, syn h. v. 

Frederik Webbers, Ja- 
comyntje Van Norden, 

j. d. 

1 893.] Records of St. Georges Church, Hempstead. L, I. tq 


Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from Vol. XV.. p. 177. of The Record.) 


Jan. 9, George Watts and Hannah Hewlett. 

Jan. 31, Daniel Nostrandt and Susannah Post. 

Feb. 15, Richard Townsend and Ruth Hewlett. 

Mar. 22, William Fowler and Mary Weeks. 

April 10, by Rev. Mr. Bloomer, Daniel Haynes and Miriam Wright. 

April 20. John Morrell and Ann White. 

April 26, Thomas Pell, of Westchester Co., and Phebe Toffey, of North 

May 9, Samuel Jones and Elizabeth Hewlett, both of Oisterbay. 

May 16, William Buryese, of Kings Co., and Phebe Kissam, of North 

June 12, Samuel Birdsall and Elizabeth Moore. 

June 12, John Latham and Sarah Mott. 

June 13, Caleb Coles, of Oisterbay, and Hannah Carpenter of Hemp- 

Aug. 21, Micajah Mott and Ann Flowers. 

Aug. 29, Daniel Wamcer, of Oisterbay, and Esther Oakley, of Hunt- 

Sep. 8, Joseph Brass and Kosiah Seamans. 

Sep. 13, Daniel Parsed and Letitia Demot. 

Sep. 18, David Floyd and Sarah Onderdonk. 

Sep. 25, Lewis Cornell, of Flushing, and Elizibeth Sands, of Hemp- 

Oct. 3. at Islip, Silas Pearsall, of Oisterbay, and Margaret Ketcham, 
of Huntington. 

Oct. 9, Seth Fairchild, of Flushing, and Deborah Briggs, of [an 

Oct. 30, Stephen Carman and Ann Smith. 

Oct. 30, John Archibald and Elizabeth Smith. 

Nov. 14, William Alliby, of Huntington, and Mary Pigeon, ofOisterbay. 

Nov. 16, at Rongconkaway Pond, Nathaniel Clark, of New Jersey,and 
Johanna Newton, of Suffolk Co. 

Nov. 21, Levi Simmons and Ann Hall. 

Nov. 27, at Oisterbay, Zebulon Seaman and Charlotte Birdsall, both 
of Oisterbay. 

Nov. 28, James Decker ami Abigail Van Nostrand. 

Dec. 1, Isaac Slover and Ann Smith. 

Dec. 6, Samuel Woolley and Deborah Hewlett. 

Dec. 15, Robert Willy and Ann Leister. 

Dec. 15, Daniel Kissam ami Phebe Piatt, of flushing. 

Dec. 16, Rickbill Mott ami Elizabeth Carman. 

Dec. 20, Allen Mitchel and Phebe Smith. 

Dec. 22, Jacob Conklin and Mary Ruland, both of Oisterl 

Dec. 25. John Drwer and Safah Hewlet. 

go Records of St. George s Church, Hempstead, L. I. [April, 

Dec. 28, Abraham Begel and Catherine Carman. 
Dec. 29, Stephen Wood and Hannah Cocks. 


Jan. 5, William Abrahams and Hannah Langdon. 

Jan. 11. Daniel Powel and Abigail Weeks. 

Jan. 15, William Mott and Mary Smith. 

Jan. 15, Anthony De Mott, widower, and Hannah Barker, widow. 

Jan. 15, David Combs and Mary Johnson. 

Jan. 15, Barak Cornell and Susanna Petit. 

Jan. 24, Jeffy Cornell and Hannah Cornell. 

Jan. 31, John Glover, of New Haven, and Sarah Cornell. 

Feb. 1, Benjamin Hegerman and Sarah Petit. 
* Feb. 5, At Islip, Mathew Edwards and Elizabeth Morris. 

Feb. 5, At Islip, Jeremy Terry and Elizabeth Simmons. 

Feb. 21, Simmons Birdsall and Abigail Smith. 

Feb. 21, Martin Boerum, of Kings Co., and Jane Fox. 

Feb. 26, Samuel Mott and Phebe Gidney. 

Mar. 2, Charles Peters and Catherine Doughty, both of Oisterbay. 

Mar. 6, at East Woods, Joseph Clowes and Hannah Van Wyck, both 
of East Woods. 

Mar. 17, Michael De Mot and Mary Denton. 

Mar. 26, Stephen Simmons and Rachel Van Wyck, both of Oisterbay. 

April 3, Amos Smith and Elizabeth Simmons. 

April 13, Thomas Everitt, of province of New Brunswick, and Maggie 
Wiggins, of Hempstead. 

April 23, Leonard Seaman and Mary Titus. 

April 23, Samuel Seaman and Charity Treadwell. 

April 30, John Cole, of Kings Co., L. I., and Jane Gildersleeve, of 

May 10, James Downing, of Oisterbay, and Elizabeth Jackson, widow, 
of Hempstead. 

May 24, Stephen Underhill and Jemima Coles. 

June 2, John Waters, of Oisterbay, and Phebe Jones, of Hempstead. 

June 4, John Smalling, of Oisterbay, and Sarah Begel, of Hempstead. 

Aug. 5, Peter Willis and Esther Simmons, both of Oisterbay. 

Aug. 8, Tohn Davidson, of Nova Scotia, and Rebecca Mott, of 

Aug. 12, John Vedeto and Phebe Cheeseman. 

Aug. 10, Thomas Thorn and Elizabeth Kissam. 

Aug. 14, Joseph Simmons and Sarah Smith. 

Aug. 16, Oliver Hewlet and Sarah Titus. 

Aug. 19, Silas Higby and Susanna Peterson. 

Sep. 12, Benjamin Tredwell and Susanna Burr. 

Sep. 23, [ohnStilwell, of Huntington, and Sarah Huff, of Hempstead. 

Sep. 27, facob Van Nostrandt and Hannah Muncy. 

Oct. 15, Barnt Van Wyck and Hannah Smith. 

Oct. 18, Philip Hatfield and Hannah Denton. 

Nov. 13, Thomas Doxy and Magdalen Hegerman. 

Dec. 18, Adam Mott and Hannah Simmons. 

Dec. 22, Jacob Simmons and Hannah Cot. 

1 893.] Brief Extract* from Wilis, Etc., of Bucks County, Penn. Si 


By William John Potts, < amden, X. J. 

Letters of Administration to "Nicholas Wain and Robert Heaton 
both of Neshaminah in the Conntie of Bucks" "upon the estat 
Alexander Giles late of Neshaminah " "date io lh Day of 10 th month 1684 
Registered 1 2 th day of the 1 I th month." 

Let. Admin, granted to Elizabeth Walmsley on her late husband 
Thomas Walmsley of Bucks County's estate. Registered 12 th 11 th mo. 

Let. Adm. on Thomas Crosdale's estate 11 th 10 month 1684 to his 
widow Agnes Crosdale of Neshaminah in the County of Bucks. Henry 
Comeleys Will, "of the County of Bucks," describes him as "weak of 
Body but of Perfect Memory" mentions his wife Joan Comeley " daugh- 
ter Mary " "Son Henry" "Friends Edmond Bennett, David Davis and 
William Paxtone to be my executors" Son apparently under age. Dated 
26 th day of y e 2 d mo. 1684. Signed 


Witnesses " James " 
" < Ieorge " 

Will of " William Bennet of Longford in the Parish of Harmonds- 
worth in the county of Middlesex yeoman" 9 th August 16S3 mentions 
his "daughter Mary Chandler wife of Thomas Chandler," "daughter 
Elizabeth Bennet," "three daughters Rebecka Anne & Sarah," "Son 
William Bennet," wife Rebecka. 

Signed William Bennet 
Witnesses William Bennet 
John Stevens 
Thomas Turner mark 1 
Thomas Burromby 

From the fact of this will mentioning "lands that shall hereafter be 
alloted to me in Pennsilvania " I presume William bennet never came to 
this country. 

Let. Admin, granted to Rebecka Bennet widow of William Bennet 
state that "her late husband died the 19"' of the first month 1684 

Let. Admin, granted on Francis And), us' Estate, of Bucks Co. " io ,h 
of io ,h mo 1685" "to Elizabeth Andrews of Neshaminah widow of the 
late Francis Andrews" 

Henry Gibbs' Wdl, of the Co. of Bucks, Carpenter mentions his "wife 
Elizabeth Gibbs," "daughter Elizabeth Gibbs," "Son John Gibbs." 

Signed, 11 inks Gibbs 
Witnessed by John Ki- 

1 \i on Turner 


82 Brief Extracts from Wills, Etc., of Bucks County, Penn. [April, 

No date. "Recorded 16 th 10 th mo. 1685." 

Nuncupative Will of Wm. Hiscock, late of Bucks Co, Pa., dated "the 
21 day of the 10 th mo. 1685;" leaves legacies to "Josua Bore," "John 
Webster," " Robert Lucas" and to the poor. 

Witness 8 th 1 I th mo. 1685 Josuah 'Boares mark 

Magaret wife of said Josuah mark. 

Will of "John Worthington, of the Parish of Cheadle, in old Eng- 
land," "The Lord having been pleased to visit me with a sore pining 
sickness by means of whereof my Body is much weakened yet being of 
good and Perfect memore praised be the Lord for it, do think it good to 
set my Goods with other things in order which I have with me in the 
good Ship called Friendship of Liverpool," "appoint Jacob Hall and 
William Kenerly my sole executors" "commit them all whatsoever 
belongs unto me in the aforesaid ship." 

2. " I give my mother Dorothy Worthington a pair of Silver clasps." 

3. "I give unto my Brother Roger my seal of silver." 

4. " I do give unto my Brother Roger and to my brother Henry and 
to my sister Anne Worthington all the rest of what soever goods or 
moneys that I have and am possest on now in the good Ship called Friend- 
ship of Liverpoole as aforesaid the said Goods I do order my Executors 
aforesaid to sell after my decease and the same equally divided amongst 
you three only to my sister Ann over and above her Share with the Rest I 
give my Gold Ring." Goods to be sold and money obtained "to be 
given unto my Brother Thomas and Henry and my sister Ann Worthing- 
ton." " 16 th day of January 1684" 

Witness my Hand and Seal. Signed .... 

John Worthingtox*; his ; 
Signed Sealed and ; seal \ 

Delivered in the presence of us 
Peter Dix 
Bartholomew Coppock 


This will is especially interesting, giving the names of three of the fel- 
low passengers of John Worthington. From the unusually careful manner 
in which the Recorder has drawn a shield with the words " his seal " after 
the signature of the testator there is a reasonable presumption that the 
"seal of silver" given to his brother Roger was used on this occasion, 
and that it contained a coat of arms. Mention of a seal after the signa- 
ture is unusual in these early records. The name of Worthington is 
still frequent in Bucks County. 

The letters of administration granted to Jacob Hall state that John 
Worthington late of Cheadle Parish in the County of Chester in Old Eng- 
land deceased at Sea (coming over for the Province) the 17 th day of the 
11 th month 1684, "On board the Ship called the Friendship of Liver- 

"An Inventory of All of John Worthington's goods, deceased at Sea 
the 17 th of January 1684," shows a Sum total of £17-19-00. A note at 
the end of this inventory states the following : "I was present when y'or 

1 893.] Brief Extracts from Wills, Etc., of Bucks County, Perm. g 


all of the above good were vallewed and * * that they were vallewed 
Lowe and at English money price, and were the first Cost in England." 
witnesse my hand John Ffuller 

The whole som above in lb 

moneys of Pennsilvania 22-08-09 

Recorded the 8 th day of the 1 I th month r 
Phinehas Pemberton 
Dep Reg tr Bucks. 

Let. Admin, granted to Mary Ackerman widow of John Ackerman on 
the estate of her late husband 27 th 12 mo. 1685. 

Ralph Smith's Will mentions his being " weak of body but in perfect 
memory very sensible I not knowing how the Lord may dispose of me " ; 
it also speaks of his "two sisters Jane Lloyd and Susannah Pikes of 
Chaules Town* in New England," and of " Friend James Harrison " 
whom he appoints an executor with "James Atkinson " ; also mentions 
" Prisilla the wife of John Rowland." Dated 9 th 2 d mo. 1685 
Witness hereof John Martin 

Richard Willson's Mark Signed Ralph Smith 

Jon Clark Proved in Common form and 

Recorded the 26 3/mo 1686 

" Thomas Wigelnuorth's will." (Testator living upon Nashaminah 
Creek in Penna., "whole and Perlect in mind but sick in body"), 
mentions his Brother's and Sister's children, and makes his "wife execu- 
trix " 

Nicholas Waln Dated 3 d 9 mo. 1682 

Alexander Giles Thomas Wigelsworth 

Recorded 24 th 3 mo 1686 his TW mark 

Let. Admin. " granted to Allis Wigelstone widdow on the estate of her 
late husband Thomas Wigelsworth." The Inventory of this estate is 
given as " Thomas IVaylesworllis." It gives a sum total of £99-09-06. 

This name is unquestionably " Wiggelsworth," though we have it 
given in another way in the following interesting extract from "Abstracts 
of the Records of the Friends Meeting of the J/iddleioivn Bucks County 
Penna." A Manuscript copied for the Historical Society of Pa. by E. I >. 
Buckman, M.D. 

p. 1 From Settle (Yorkshire) monthly meeting, the 7 th of the 4 th mo. 
1682. These are to Certify all whom it may concern that it is manifested 
to us that a necessity is laid upon several friends belonging to this Monthly 
Meeting to remove, into Pennsylvania and particularly our dear friends 
Cuthbert Hayhurst, his wife and family, who hath been and is a laborer 
in y'' truthy for whose welfare and prosperity we are unanimously con- 
cerned, and also for our friends Nicholas Wain, his wife and three children . 
Thorn : Wrigglesworth and Alice, his wife, Thomas Walmsley, Elizabeth 
his wife, and Thomas Croasdale, Agnes his wile, Ellin Cougill widdow 
and her children ; Will"' Hayhurst, who wee belie lithful friends 

in their measures and single in intentions to remove into thi I in 

1 \ ideutly < lharlestow n. 

84 Brief Extracls from Wills, Etc., of Bucks County, Penn. [April, 

America thereto if the Lord permit and we do Certify our unity with their 
Said intentions and desire their prosperity in the lord, and hopes what is 
by them, will tend to the advancement of the Truth in which we are unani- 
mously concerned with them. 

Samuel Watson James Tennant George Blande 

George Atkinson John Moore, Junior John Hall 

Thomas Rudd Anthony Overend Christopher Jonson 

Nicholas Franklin John Driver 

From the Registry of Deaths in the same Records. ''Thomas Wriggles- 
worth died 20 th 9 th mo. 1682." "Alice Wrigglesworth died 5 th mo. 20 th 
1688." Thomas Wiggelsworth»was a passenger in the ship Welcome 
with William Penn, which arrived " 8 th mo. 27 th 16S2." This is all I 
have been able to learn of the occurence of this singular and rare name 
in these records. 

I presume the family is extinct, though the name occurs in Clarke's 
Burial Inscriptions of Christ Church, Phila. I believe the persons there 
mentioned were born in England. They are as follows : William Wig- 
glesworth died Nov. 11 th 1814 in the 50 th year of his age. Also Ann 
relict of William Wigglesworth died 30 th May 1S18 in the 46 th year of her 
age. An account of the Rev. Michael Wigglesworth, who is also supposed 
to have come from Yorkshire, and who arrived in the year 1638, is given 
in a very able article in the New Eng. Hist, and Geneal. Register for 1863 
pp. 129 to 146, by John Ward Dean, Esq. 

P. 44 fohn Cloivs, will of the County of Bucks, yeoman, "mentions his 
loving wife Margery Clows," "son Wm. Clows," " Daughter Margery 
Hough wife of Richard Hough of the said County," "Daughter Sarah 
Bambridge wife of John Bambridge * of West New Jersey," " Daughter 
Rebecka Clows," "Son Joseph." 

Dated 29 th 11 mo. 1686 
John Clowes. 

Witnesses Phinehas Pemberton 
Richard Ridgway 

the mark of 
Eliza [R] Ridgway. 

Inventory of William Beaks, of the County of Bucks, yeoman. "Goods 
Land and Credits" taken 19 th of the 7 th mo. 1687. 

This is one of the longest inventories on the early records with that 
of James Harrison. It sums up also the largest or one of the largest 
amounts. Total ^1,002-00-03. We give a few items. 

Impes. his purse and apparrel 57 — °° — °° 

his Plantation he lived on 300 — 00 — 00 

All his Books 02 — 00 — 00 

drinking glasses & a looking glass 00 — 8 — 00 

A silver Tankard & a parcel of Papers 07 — 05 — co 

a perriwigg . 00 — 2 — 06 

a Servant man & maid 10 — 00 — 00 

Appraised by Thomas Janney, 

Richard Ridgway, 
William Biles. 

* Probably Bainbridge. 


A Return of Prisoners in the Provost fail. 


ii, 1778. 

Contributed by John Schuyler. 

Under the above heading there is given on one of the pages of a 
journal kept by John Fell of New Jersey, while a prisoner in the old 
Provost (Mr. Fell spells it Prevost) jail in 1777-78, the following list of 
Continental officers and privates who were in confinement there on the 
nth of May, 1778. Mr. Fell was a resident of Bergen County, X. J. ; 
was arrested at his house by the British on the 23d of April, 1777, and 
sent to the Provost jail in New York City, where he was confined until the 
7th of January, 1778, on which date he was paroled within the city limits. 
On the 20th of May following, he was allowed to return to his home on 
parole, and was probably soon after exchanged, as he served in the Con - 
tinental Congress, 1 778-1 780. The journal, the original manuscript of 
which is in the possession of the New York Society of the Cincinnati, will 
be found in Onderdonk's "Revolutionary Incidents of Queens County": 











J 9 




Name and Rank. 

John Chatham, Captain. . . . 

John Kemp, Lieutent 

W"!: Cotterell, Midshipman 
Sam 1 . Soloman, Private. . . . 

Peter Campbell 

Sam 1 McCastleton 

James Biggs 

Rob 1 Dyer 

James Malony 

Tho s Brown 

Isaac Smith 

James Brady 

W™ Maxfield 

W"? Rutchledge 

\Y™ Newton 

W? Willis 

Patrick Durgan 

Corns Acker 

James Ammerman 

Tho s . Griffiths 

Blaykney Carmichael 

James Van Home 

John Lashier 

Ab™ Brower 

Peter Fenton 

Where Taken and When. 

Bound Brook . 
Piscatoway . . . 
Staten Island. 





Fort Montgomery, 

Bergen . 

Belonging to. 

S° Carolina. 

8 th Regt. Penna. 
11 do. 

Delaware Regt. 

4 11 ?. Maryland. 

7* do. 
do. do. 
2 do. 

2 Pennsylvania. 
2 Maryland. 
Duboys Regt. 



Col. Lamb. 

Major Coutches's 

g6 Long Island (N. Y.) Marriages and Deaths. [April, 


Communicated by Rufus King, Esq., of Yonkers, N. Y. 

The following list of marriages and deaths was copied from the Suffolk 
Gazette, a weekly newspaper published by Alden Spooner, Esq., at Sag 
Harbor, Suffolk County, Long Island, N. Y., between the years [804 and 
1809. A file of this paper, now in the possession of a descendant of Mr. 
Spooner, has been kindly loaned the writer for the purpose of compiling 
these records. Inquiry has been made at all of the libraries in New York 
City and Brooklyn, and it seems probable that there is no other copy of 
the Suffolk Gazette in existence. 

Apropos of Long Island newspapers, it is stated that the oldest one 
was the Long Island Herald, published at Sag Harbor in May 1791, by 
David Frothingham. This paper was sold to Selleck Osborn in 1802, 
when the name was changed to The Suffolk County Herald. In 1804, 
Mr. Alden Spooner assumed the editorship, and the title was again 
changed to that of Suffolk Gazette, and publication continued until 181 1, 
when it ceased. The Suffolk County Recorder was started in 1816, and 
the Sag Harbor Corrector came into existence in 1822. The dates in 
the left hand column are those of the issue of the Gazette. 

May 14. In this town, Jeremiah Case, of Shelter Island, to Miss Abigail 

June 4. In this town, Stephen Seabury to Miss Zerviah Payne. 
Sept. 17. In this town, on Wednesday evening last, David Russell, Jr., 

to Abigail, dau. of Capt. Hubbard Latham. 
Oct. 8. In this place, Benjamin Davis, of Easthampton, to Abigail, 

dau. of David H. Foster, of Genesee. 
Dec. 3. At Oysterponds, on 27th ulto. , by Rev. E. Foster, Thomas Terry, 

Jr., to Miss Betsv Terry, both of that place. 
Mar. 4. At Brookhaven. on 23rd ulto., by Rev. Mr. Curran, Willard 

Ruland to Miss Charlotte Wicks. 
Mar. 4. At Brookhaven, on 23rd ulto., Nathan Horton to Miss D. 

June 24. At Bridgehampton, on Thursday last, by Rev. Lyman Beecher. 

Elisha Miller, of Easthampton, to Miss Cynthia Hedges, of 

the former place. 
June 24. At Easthampton, Sylvanus Miller to Frances, dau. of the late 

Uriah Miller of that place. 
Sept. 30. At New York, Charles Osborn, merchant, to Miss Charlotte 

Oct. 14. At Easthampton, Septimus Osborn, to Phebe, dau. of Samuel 

Parsons of that place. 
Oct. 28. In this place, Matthias Cooper to Betsy, dau. of late Capt. Wil- 
liam Havens. 
Nov. 11. At Bridgehampton, John Cook to Betsey Ludlam. 

[893O Lo*H> Island (N. )'.) M ind Deaths. 

Jan. 6. In this place, on 30th ulto., David Gelston, Jr., merchant, 

Betsey, dau. ofCapt. William Parker. 
Jan. 13. In this place, on 7th mst., by Rev. D. Hall, Henry B. Havens 

to I I.innali, dan. of Capt. Da\ i 
Jan. [3. At Riverhead, Jan. 1, William Downs to Jerusha, dau. of 1 

Edwards, Esq. 
Feb. 24. At < lysterponds, Peter W. Griffing to the amiable Miss Polly 

B , dau. of William Wiggins. 
Feb. 24. At Riverhead, Daniel Squires to Betsey, dau. of Henry I 

Mar. 10. At Bridgehampton, llalsey Pierson to Nancy, dau. of late Con- 
stant Havens. 
Mar. 17. At Riverhead, Aimer Howell to Sally, dau. of Merritt Howell. 
Mar. 31. At Oysterponds, Jabish Dan, of Danbury, to the amiable Polly, 

dau. of Capt. John Brown. 
Apr. 21. In this place, Howes Crowell to Mary, dan. of the late Jeremiah 

May 5. In this place, Joseph Hildreth to Beulah. dau. of ("apt. Abra- 
ham Saver, of Southampton. 
May 12. At Bridgehampton, John Rogers to Phebe, dau. of Henry 

May 26. At Hartford, on 27th ulto., by Rev. Dr. Strong, Lemuel Lin- 
coln, Printer and Bookseller, to Miss Mary Mclnl 
May 26. At Southold, , dau. of Abraham Mulford of that 

June 16. In this place, Christopher Luger to Mrs. Eunice Sherrill. 
June 16. At Bridgehampton, George Luger to Hulda, dau. of Jeremiah 

June 23. At Shelter Island, on 14th inst., John Tyler Havens, merchant, 

of Sag Harbor, to Phebe, dau. of the late Obadiah Havens. 

July 14- At Southold, Joseph Moore to Miss Cleveland. 

July 14. At Rocky Point, William Roberts to Bethiah, dau. of late Absa 

lorn Racket. 
Sept 8. At Shelter Island, Abraham Mulford, of Southold, to Philena, 

dau. of Kzekiel Havens. 
Oct. 27. At Sticker Island, William Bowditch, Jr., to Miss Hepzibah 

I Larley. 
Nov. 10. In this pate. Nathaniel Hamilton to Lvdia, dau. of David 

Nov. 17. At Bridgehampton, by Rev. Mr. Woolworth, Nathan Stewart to 

Miss Mary Atwood, both ol this place. 
Nov. 17. In this plate, by Rev. Mr. Hall, Jeremiah Way.le to Catherine, 

dau. ol A. Raynor of Southampton. 
8. At Southold, Anthony Brower, merchant, to Laura, dau. ol 

I >r. John Gardiner. 

[an. 12. At Bridgehampton, Hiram Sandford to Abigail, dau. ol David 

Hedges, Esq. 
Jan. [9. At Easthampton, on 11th inst., Capt. David Hedges to Miss 

Betsey Burnham. 

88 Abstracts of Brookhaven (Z. /.) Wills. [April, 

Jan. 26. At Westhampton, Charles H. Hartt of Moriches, to Susan, dau. 

of William Halsey. 
At Westhampton, David Sweezy to Miss Ruth Bower. 
At Moriches, Capt. David Youngs to Polly, dau. of Benjamin 

Petty, Esq. 
At Riverhead, Elijah Wells to Joanna, dau. of David Wells. 
At Riverhead, Daniel Terry to Abigail, dau. of the late Capt. 

Joseph Wells. 
At Riverhead, David Terry to Sarah, dau. of John Penny. 
At Riverhead, Moses Wells to Esther, dau. of Daniel Terry. 
At Riverhead, Joshua Howell to , dau. of the late James 

At Riverhead, Daniel Tuthill to Phebe, dau. of Daniel Wells. 
At Southampton, David Burnet to Sybil, dau. of Richard 

Mar. 2. At Islip, Carman Terry to Matsey, dau. of John Whitman. 

(7'<? be continued.) 




















By Joseph H. Petty. 

(Continued from Vol. XIV., p. 142, of The Record.) 

William Nicoll of Islip, 19 August 1778. Appoints as executors 
" my son William and my Friends Richard Willetts of Islip, Benjamin 
Floyd, Nicolls Havens & Thomas Hicks Att v at Law " — " with Remain- 
der unto the Honourable George Duncan Ludlow, Esq r and the Honour- 
able Whitehead Hicks, Esq r both of Queens County in New York " — 
son William son Samuel Benjamin — "to my three Daughters, " "Charity 
the wife of Garrat Kettletas, Glorianna Margaretta the Wife of John 
M r Adam and Joanna Rachel and Each of them " — had land in Shelter 
Island — "in the several Patents or Grants thereof made to my Honoured 
Grandfather William Nicoll of Islip deceased" — "my Farm in the 
Occupation of James Smith " — wife deceased — (sons under age) — 
" Having purchased of Samuel Avery the One Third Part of fourteen 
thousand Acres of Land lying in the Township of Whippleborough 
which was bought by the Money belonging to the Estate of Rachel 
D'Honneur who means as I do that it descend to my Children and her 
Grand Children Namely Charity, Gloriana & Joana Rachel & to their 
Heirs forever" — mentions Peter Kettletas — three nephews, Samuel, Harry 
& Matthias Nicoll — his Mother in law Rachel D'Honneur — (dau. Rachel 
Joana unm.), Wits. Andrew Underhill, Stephen Kelcy, Deborah Underhill 
Rachel D'Honneur. Proved 15 March, 1780, "Andrew Underhill of 
the City of New York Silver Smith and Deborah Underhill his wife who 
being of the People commonly called Quakers," were present. L. 32, 
p. 184. 

Codicil dated 22 February, 1780, in which he appoints his sons-in- 

iS93-] Abstracts of Brookhaven (/.. /. ) Wills. Xg 

law Gerret Ketteltas & John Loudon MacAdam executors to act with 
the others. Also mentions his three daughters — James Smith as still 
occupying his farm — also his mother in law. Wits. Rachel D'Honuer, 
Floyd Smith, (Yeo. ) William Smith, Elizabeth Hackstaff. Proved 23 
.March 1780. Lettrs to John Loudon MacAdam dated 29 March, 1780. 
(This will contains very strict provisions entailing the Shelter Island A: 
[slip Property.) L. 32, p. 219. 

Eliphalet Whitman, Brookhaven, 28 August, 1776. Mentions 
wife Martha — sons Eliphalet & Philitus (both under age) — dau. Elenor 
(under age & unm.) — Trustees, Lemuel Smith Sen r & Lemuel Smith 
Jun* & wife Martha. Wits. Richard Smith, Lemuel Smith Jun r (Yeo.) 
Martha Smith. Proved 20 Sept. 1780. L. 32, p. 343. 

Fortenets, Brookhaven, Gentleman, 14 July, 1780. Appoints 
his wife Mary, & Uriah Smith executors. Mentions son Esau savig (?) — 
son John — dau. Mary. Signed Fortunatis Taylor, Wits. Enos Bishop 
Nath" Overton (Yeo.) David Smith (Yeo.). Proved 4 Sept. 1780. L. 32, 
P- 344. 

Barnabus Rider, Brookhaven, Yeoman, 7 September, 1780. Mentions 
gr. son Benordis — son Jeses — "the Quarter part of Tuckers Neck" — sons 
John, James & William — (speaks of Ins wife but omits her name) — daus 
Desire, Millesen, Sarah, Abegail & Klesebeth — Exrs. Jona ,h Baker & 
Humphry Avery. Wits. Jona th Baker (Yeo.), Nathan Olmsted, Abigail 
Olmsted. Proved 22 September, 1780. Lettrs to Jonathan Bacon. \o 
Oct. 1780. L. 32, p. 355. 

Joseph Conklin (No place or town). 30 September, 1780. Men- 
tions Cozin Jeremiah Havens. Wits. David Howell, John Havens 
(Yeo.) Joseph Clarke (Doctor). Proved 17 November, 1780. L. 34, 
p. 20. 

Thomas Rose. (No town given but perh. Brookhaven) 15 March, 

1780. Mentions wife Deborah, sons William & John — daus. Ruth, Sarah 
& Charity. Exrs. wife, & brother Nathan Rose, & Isaac Overton. Wits 
Jesse Rose (Yeo.) Ruth Helme & John Leeke. Proved 23 d January, 

178 1. L. 34, p. 99. 

Israel Smith, Brookhaven, Yeoman, 21 May, 1774. Gives all his 
property to the trustees of the town. Mentions wife Mehitable — trustees 
are to pay net income to Baptist minister at Corum. Trustees >v suc- 
cessors to be executors. Wits. William Dayton, James Bishop (Yeo.) 
Ebenezer Dayton. Proved 7 October, 1780. L. 34, p. 102. 

On the same day (7 Oct.) the trustees renounced & refused to take 
charge of the property viz. Selah Strong, William Jayne, Samuel Jayne, 
Timothy Miller, Jonathan Smith, George Hawkings & William Brew- 
ster. Mehitable Smith & Uriah Smith were appointed Exrs. 22 Febry, 

Martha Stkom;, widow, Brookhaven 18 December, 1777. Mentions 

sons Selah & Benjah — four daus. Sarah, Charity, Abigail & [oanna, Exrs. 

Selah S: son in law Ebenezer Miller. Wits. Micah Mills, Jonas 

Hawkins (Yeo. ) & Eliza Hawkings. Proved 17 December 1781. L. 34, 

P 377- 

William Garrerd, Brookhaven, Cordwainer. 12 July. 1779. Men- 
tions song William, Azael, Zopher & Joseph. Exr. Benjamin Woodhull 

of Brookhaven. Wits. Philip Leek, Benj. Woodhull ( Yeo. ) John Leek 
(Yeo.) Proved 8 March, 1782. L. 34, p. 534. 

no Proceedings of the Society. [April, 

Jonathan Jones, Brookhaven, Yeoman, 20 April, 1782. Mentions 
wife Jeany — only son Jonathan. Exrs. Gesham Brown, Joseph Rainer 
& Jeany Jones. Wits. Samuel Satterly (Yeo. ) William Davis (Yeo.) 
Phebe Clark. Proved 7 May, 1782. L. 34, p. 543. 

James Jeanes, Brookhaven South, 5 September, 1781. Mentions 
wife Deborah — three elder sons Jinkenson, Shadrak & Mesheck — younger 
children Abednigo, James & Onne. Exrs. wife Deborah, & Samuel Tobey. 
Wits. Samuel Tobey (Yeo.) Robert Sattley & Amos Addams. Proved, 
8 October, 1781. L. 34, p. 547. 

Zacheriah Hawkings, Middletown, in Brook Haven, 5th October, 
1781. Mentions sons Joseph & Zacheriah — youngest son Brewst r to be 
put to a suitable trade — dau. Ruth (under age), wife Sarah. (All the chil- 
dren under age.) Ex rs . wife Sarah "and my two Brothers, Gershom 
& William" — Wits Gershum Hawkins, Benjamin Woodhull (Yeo.) John 
Leek (Yeo.). In the proof the testator is called "Zacheriah Hawkings 
Juner." Proved 8 March, 1782. L. 35, p. 5. 

( To be continued.) 


The annual meeting for the election of trustees was held on Friday evening, 
January 13, 1893, at the rooms of the Society, No. 23 West 44th Street. Dr. 
William T. White was elected to fill the vacancy in the class of 1S94 caused by the 
retirement of Mr. William P. Robinson ; and Mr. Samuel Burhans, Jr., Mr. Edmund 
Abdy Hurry, and Mr. James Junius Goodwin were elected for the full term of three 
years, the first two named to succeed themselves, and Mr. Goodwin in place of Mr. 
Charles B. Moore. Mr. Moore's retirement from the Board is a source of the pro- 
foundest regret to the Society, whose interests he has so long and so faithfully served. 

After the business of the evening had been disposed of Mr. Josiah Collins Pum- 
pelly read a paper on " Some Huguenot Families of New Jersey." This paper, which 
is of much interest and historical value, will be found in the present number of the 

At the meeting of February 10, the President of the Society, General Wilson, 
read some extracts from a pamphlet written by him, descriptive of Bohemia Manor in 
Maryland and its grantee or patentee, Augustine Herman. 

A conversational meeting was held on the evening of Friday, February 24. These 
"Fourth Friday" meetings, which, until the last year or two, were always a very 
interesting and enjoyable feature of the Society, have been greatly missed by the 
older members, and it is believed that their resumption, which has been determined 
upon by the Executive Committee, will greatly add to the Society's welfare. At the 
meeting held Friday evening, March 10, Gen. Charles W. Darling of Utica, N. Y., 
Corresponding Secretary of the Oneida Historical Society, read a paper on " Antoine 
L'Espenard, the French Huguenot of New Rochelle, and some of his descendants." 
This paper, which is an exceedingly valuable historical and genealogical account of 
the Lispenard family, and of those with whom some members of that family inter- 
married, notably Archibald Robertson, the famous miniature painter, gave evidence of 
much study and original research on the part of its author. It will be published in 
the July number of this magazine, accompanied by a portrait and a number of illus- 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees, held January 18, officers and standing 
committees of the Society were elected for the ensuing year. Their names are given 
elsewhere. Subsequently the Executive Committee organized, by the appointment of 
Dr. Ellsworth Eliot as chairman and Mr. Richard H. Greene as secretary, and the 
Publication Committee by the appointment of Mr. Thomas G. Evans as chairman 
and Dr. Samuel S. Purple as Secretary. 

1 893.] Xo/es and Queries. QI 

Recently elected members of the Society are Dr. Bashford Dean, Ph. I)., Mr. W. 
Watts Sherman, Mr. Philip Rhinelander, Sir. Edwin T. Doubleday, Mr. fames IF 
Van Gelder, Mr. Lyman Rhoades, Miss Bessie Thayer Sypher, and Mr. Jasper Van 



Ogden. — Can any reader of the RECORD answer the following queries? — (1) 
Whom did Uzal Ogden, High Sheriff in Newark. N. |., in 1764. marry? (2) When 
was his son Lewis horn, and when did he die? (3) What was the maiden name of 
Abigail, wife of Captain David Ogden (circa 1720)? WILLIAM T. MEREDITH. 

ODELL.— Correction : Dr. George M. Odell is stated (ante, p. 46) to have died, 
aged seventy-two. He was seventy-four, having been born March S, 1S1S. R. K, 

ODELL.— I. William Odell, Jr., of Rye, N. Y.. b. about 1634; married , 

dau. of Mr. Richard Vowles, of Fairfield, Conn., who was Freeman in 1662.' 
Wanted, the Christian name of Mr. Odell's wife and her Vowles ancestry. 2. John 
Odell. of Fordham. N. V.. living in 1735, married |ohanna Turner. Wanted, her 
parents' names and her Turner ancestry. 3. Samuel Odell, of Rye, X. V., in 169S, 
with wife Patience, signed deed. Wanted, the surname of Patience and her ancestry. 
4. Isaac Odell, of Eastchester, is said, by Bolton, to have married Patience Tomp- 
kins, but in 1705 his wife's name was Anne, and she joined with him in deed of land 
in Rye. Wanted, the maiden name and parentage of this second wife. 5. Johannes 
Odell. Jr., who d. in 1738. married Hannah, dau. of Altien Vermilye, of Yonkers. 
Wanted, the name and ancestry of Hannah's father, and the maiden name of her 
mother. 6. Fieu'.-Col. John Odell, b. 1756, d. 1S35. married Hannah, dau. of 
John McChain. Wanted, her McChain ancestry, and mother's maiden name. 

The above particulars are desired for the completion of an Odell pedigree, which 
the undersigned hopes to publish in a few months. RUFUS KING, Yonkers, N. V. 

Starin Coat-OF-Akms.— The writer of the notice of "The Starin Family in 
America," in the January number of the Record (ante, page 47), desires to have it 
stated that, through what is presumably the natural depravity of inanimate type, he 
is made to say, what he did not say in his manuscript, that the Starin coat-of-arms, 
which is given in the book, " has been used in Holland for many centuries." While 
it may be, for aught he knows, the coat-of-arms of a Starin family in Holland, he does 
not wish to stand sponsor for the assertion that it is the coat-of-arms of the Starin 
family in this country, as he has no means of knowing such to be the fact, and which, 
indeed, the book itself does not claim. 

STEEL — Barnard. — Frank Barnard King, 95 Washington Avenue, Albany, N. Y., 
has for several years been preparing a revised and enlarged record of the descendants 
of " Mr. John Steel," the first Secretary of the Connecticut Colony, 1636-1639 ; and 
also of his brother, George Steel. Mr. King is also preparing a genealogy of the 
Barnard family. It is his intention to carry down the female lines for two genera- 
tions in both families. Information is solicited. 

I EN EYCK. — Are there any descendants now living of Captain Henry Ten Fyck, 
of Schenectady. N. V., whose name appears on the original roll of members of the 
Cincinnati Society of Connecticut ? JOHN SCHUYLER. 

VAIL. — Mr. J. C. Vail, of this city, has presented to the Society a large quantity 
of manuscript genealogical and biographical material collected by his father, the late 
Alfred Vail. When properly arranged and classified this will undoubtedly prove of 
much value to the genealogical student. 

It is to be hoped that the example of Mr. Vail ami of Mr. Charles P. Fatting, who 
some time ago presented to the Society the genealogical papers of his father, the late 
John J. Latting, will be followed by others into whose hands such matter may fall. 
It frequently happens that valuable genealogical and historical material, the result of 
years of laborious and costly research, becomes lo I 01 1 ittered through carelessness 
or lack of appreciation on the part of those into whose possession it may come. The 

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gift of all such matter to this society will insure its careful preservation, and render 
it accessible and useful to the genealogical student. An account of Mr. Alfred Vail 
and of his work, written by Mr. Charles B. Moore, will be found in the Record for 
July, 1877 (Vol. II., page 151). 


Lamb. — Mrs. Martha Joanna Lamb died in New York City, January 3, 1893. She 
was a daughter of Arvin Nash, by his intermarriage with Lucinda Vinton, and a 
granddaughter of Jacob Nash, whose wife was Joanna Reade. Jacob Nash, who 
traced his pedigree to one of the company which came over in the Mayflower, was a 
soldier of the revolution. Martha Joanna Reade Nash (her full name) was born at 
Hainfield, Mass., August 13, 1829. She married in 1852 Charles A. Lamb of Ohio, 
removed to Chicago, and lived there for several years. She interested herself in many 
of the charities of that city, particularly the Home for the Friendless and the Half- 
orphan Asylum. She was Secretary of the Sanitary Fair in New York in 1863 ;• and 
in 1866 she took up her permanent abode in that city. She wrote a number of books 
for children, and many historical articles, chiefly lor the Magazine of American His- 
tory, of which she was editor from May, 1883. One of her earlier books was the 
" Homes of America," 1879. Her most elaborate and perhaps her best work was the 
" History of the City of New York," in two volumes (8vo, 1877-1883), which imme- 
diately gave her a high reputation as a diligent and painstaking historian. In the 
composition of that book Mrs. Lamb was not satisfied with merely studying records, 
but was accustomed to consult representatives of the historical families of New York, 
and thus succeeded in learning and bringing together much that cannot be found in 
other histories. By following this plan and interesting people in her work, she was 
also able to give the many excellent illustrations with which she has enriched her 
history. Mrs. Lamb was a member of several (it is said fifteen) historical and liter- 
ary societies, in this country and in Europe. B. R. b. 

Leaming. — James Rosebrugh Learning, M.D., a member of the N. Y. Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, was born in Groveland, Livingston Co., N. Y., 
Feb. 25, 1820, and died at his residence, No. 28 W. 38th St., New York, N. Y., 
Dec. 5, 1892. He received the degree of M.D. from the Medical Department of the 
University of the City of New York in 1849. Immediately after graduating, he 
adopted this city as his home, and here he attained to an unusual degree of eminence 
as a teacher, a writer upon medical subjects, and as a physician. His ability in the 
management of diseases of the heart and lungs placed him among the foremost of our 
physicians. Many an hour he spent in studying and acquiring works of ancient art, 
of which he gathered a large collection. 

The name of Leaming, variously spelled, is of ancient English origin. It is found 
in an early Welsh poem, in which are recited the valiant deeds of a prince in a battle 
which took place A.D. 547. Christopher 1 Leaming, the founder of the family in the 
New World, arrived in Boston, Mass., about 1660. He soon went to Southampton, 
Long Island, where he married Esther Burnett, by whom he had three sons — 
Thomas 2 , Aaron 2 , and Jeremiah 2 . About 1691, with his son Thomas 2 , he settled in 
the southernmost part of New Jersey. He died May 3, 1695. Jeremiah 2 , the third 

son of Christopher 1 , went to Middletown, Conn., and there he married Turner, 

and had three sons — Jeremiah3, Matthias3, and Aaron3. Jeremiah3, the eldest, grad- 
uated at Yale College in 1745, became an Episcopal clergyman, a Royalist during the 
Revolution, and a submissive patriot at its close. Had not age and infirmities pre- 
vented, he would have been the first Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut, and had the 
position of the first of the bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States of 

Aaron3, the youngest of Jeremiah's 2 children, after a very adventurous life, found 
a home in the Genesee country of New York, as it was then called. He had a large 
family, one of whom, William 4 , a citizen of Groveland, the father of Dr. Learnings, 
married Jane Ralston, daughter of James Rosebrugh, who belonged to a family of 
Revolutionary fame. E. E. 


Book Notices. 


Thompson. — Gardiner Thompson died at his residence, 25 Lafayette Place, New 
York, on Sunday, January 15, 1893, after a short illness, of heart trouble. 

Mr. Thompson was born in this city July 23, 1835, and was the son of David 
Thompson, a prominent financier of his day ; 

President of the Bank of America, the New x^^^S^ 

York Life Insurance and Trust Co'fnpany, dg^fO *• 

and occupying other important positions in *WlP* Sw 

Wall Street. ' £*3J 

David Thompson was the son of Hon. ^SS™K^fc 

Jonathan Thompson, Collector of the Port, GJV— -J»H^v->ra.^~i / V 

and President of the Bank.of the Manhattan ^ r ^^^^fS^^~\ 

Company, a gentleman well known in the (&y&)\ \/\\ ..'.'.".'.'. ■ ^jjjwj) 

social, financial, and political history of New ^p'j 5 -^!'.' •'''•'.•'.•'.'•'.'•'"•''•§s9 

"^ ork - (Zy /^f^ 1 '.•'.'•'• X •'. ■ '.'• '.'■ '^""i/Tv 

Jonathan Thompson was the son of the G&2r^->^ \ < > / \.'-> / \ s: *^~Lr) 
Hon. Isaac Thompson of Sagtikos Manor, C^SSrt^?^ ^^>''''^*^-? 
" one of His Majesty's Judges for the County ^TW~ j£~_ t-C "^ ^fj 
of Suffolk." Subsequently an officer of the \£^ ^/- ~ ~ S^ s^^ ^&< 
active militia, chairman of the Committee (3%'' '-''•'.■'.'.• '■'•'' ' -/ZtM 
of Safety, member of the State Legislature in (|?sEW ■ • ' ' ' . ' ' ' ■ • f{\f^ 

1795, and an ardent patriot, having written ?s!!lP'!v '• •'•' '.~' ■^SM?jr 

several important letters on public affairs to ' ^< ^^ . • ' -^V^V^ '5wjkf& 
the Continental Congress. The Thompson fT^ ' v *'~ v ^!j^r JL^^^J*^ C aj§|\ 

family is one of the oldest on Long Island, Jb>- ^*f?%l£r^-- -i X 

having been seated there since 1656. V^XUIVff^^^/'^lTCEVivy 

On the maternal side Gardiner Thomp- — — -L^ ■■/ A j^_- — — — 

son was descended from the Gardiners of ^h^ji }§2S^ 

Gardiner's Island, he being the grandson of 
the late John Lyon Gardiner, seventh lord 

of that manor. Mr. Thompson graduated B. A. at Columbia College in 1854, and 
was a refined, scholarly gentleman, of quiet, unostentatious manners and of domes- 
tic habits. Iiis loss will be severely felt by a large circle of relatives and friends. 

The funeral occurred at the old mansion, 25 Lafayette Place, Rev. Edward B. 
Coe officiating, and the interment was in the family vault at Greenwood Cemetery. 
Mr. Thompson was unmarried. 


-i Family Histories and Genealogies. A Series of Genealogical and Biograph- 
ical Monographs on the families of MacCurdy, Mitchell, Lord, Lynd, DlGBY, 
Neyvdigate, Hoo, Willoughby, Griswold, Wolcott, Pitkin, Ogden, John- 
son, Diodate, Lee, and Marvin, and notes on the families of Buchanan, Parmlee, 
Boardman, Lay, Locke, Cole, De Wolf, Drake, Bond and Swayne, Dunbar 
and Clarke, and a notice of Chief Justice Morrison Renwick Waite. With 
twenty-nine Pedigree-Charts and two charts of combined descent. In three volumes. 
By Edward Eldridge Salisbury and Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury. 1S92. Privately 

The title page outlines the contents of this elegant and sumptuous work, bound in 
five royal quarto volumes, and which has been lately issued from the press of Messrs. 
Tuttle, Morehead & Taylor of New Haven, Conn. It is a fit companion to the 
work issued in 1885 by Prof. Edward Elbridge Salisbury, and noticed in The Record 
for January, 1886. The edition consists of fifty folio and two hundred and fifty 
quarto copies. Seldom, if ever, has it fallen to our lot to notice so important a 
contribution to American family history— one which presents so many indications of 
painstaking, care, and completeness in its preparation. In the gathering of its 
materials important aid was obtained from the late Col. Chester and Sir Bernard 
Burke, and many other genealogists of Great Britain, and according to the author s 
statement in the preface of the work, no means have been neglected to secure for it 
accuracy and completeness. The labor evinced in its contents must have been enor- 
mous, and we are not surprised to learn that Mr. Salisbury's sight has suffered as a 

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consequence. The venerable author has our deepest sympathy, and we trust and 
hope that his impaired sight may be of temporary duration. 

To Mrs. Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury, the wife of Prof. E. E. Salisbury, all with 
one consent will agree to award a meed of praise for her earnest and indefatigable 
labors in bringing to completion this most praiseworthy work. s. s. P. 

Swedish Holsteins in America from 1644 to 1892. Comprising many 
letters and biographical matter relating to John Hughes, the "stamp officer," and 
friend of Franklin, with papers not before published relating to his brother, of revo- 
lutionary fame, Colonel Hugh Hughes, of New York. The families of De Haven, 
Rittenhouse, Clay, Potts, Blakeston, Atlee, Coates, and other descendants of Matthias 
Holstein, of Wicaco, Philadelphia, are included. Thirty-five family pictures and fac- 
similes of letters of Benjamin Eranklin and Rev. Nicholas Collin, D.D., are given. By 
Anna M. Holstein, Upper Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Norristown, 
Pa., 1S92. Svo, pp. 307, including indices. 

The Swedish Holsteins, so called to distinguish them from German families of the 
same name, are one of the few ancient Swedish families in Pennsylvania fortunate in 
having a biographer. We recall but one other — -Keen (Kyn). The Holsteins, said to 
have been here as early as 1637, are still substantial and respectable citizens in the 
ninth generation. Their intermarriages include such names as Huling (de Hu- 
lingues), Hughes, De Haven, Clay, Potts, Coates, Rittenhouse, Hepburn, Pollock, 
Rockhill, etc. Many of these have served their country faithfully, and some were 
particularly distinguished. Of general interest is the light thrown on the Stamp Act 
in Pennsylvania in the letters of John Hughes and Benjamin Franklin. Franklin's 
letter of August 9, 1765 (photographed on page 252), has never been in print. Safe 
in London, where he could not hear the tolling of the State House bell or the noise of 
angry mobs, Franklin takes the matter very coolly and critically, speaks severely of 
these rebellious actions, and tells his faithful subordinate, Mr. Hughes, the .Stamp 
Officer, to keep his office as long as he can, as the people after awhile may get used to 
him. There is no point in his whole career where he showed so much ability in escap- 
ing from the popular outcry. The Stamp Officers were not so fortunate as their 
chief. Mr. Hughes's family letters, those to the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the 
Secretary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, to and from Anthony 
Wayne, are valuable additions to history. Wayne's, written before he was twenty 
years old, show his wonderful early development. The interesting sketch of Colonel 
Hugh Hughes, of New York, Quarter-Master-General in the revolutionary army, 
contains much that is new on the career of this patriot, who saved the army in its 
retreat from Long Island. It gives a list of his descendants, among them many well 
known New York names, General James Miles Hughes, Major Peter Hughes, Cap- 
tain John Stotesbury, Edward Nicoll Dickerson, the eminent lawyer, Dixon G. 
Hughes, etc. There is a full account, with biographical notices, of the Hugheses of 
North Carolina. The many excellent portraits and other pictures are a great 
attraction. A better arrangement would have made more complete a work which 
contains much that is valuable and interesting, the result of original research. 

Memoir of a Brilliant Woman. By Holdridge Ozro Collins, A.M., LL.B. 
Large Svo, pp. 34. Los Angeles, Cal., 1892. 

This little pamphlet is a touching and charming example of filial affection, having 
been written by an only son to honor the memory of a dearly loved mother. Mrs. 
Ann Van Etten Collins, the subject of the memoir, was the youngest child of Anthony 
Van Etten, Jr., and Jemima Cuddeback, and through both parents she inherited the 
sturdy Dutch and French Huguenot blood, which gave her the strength of mind and 
charm of character and disposition which this book shows her to have possessed. 
Among her ancestors were Jacob Janse Van Etten, Jan Broerson Dekker, and Jan 
Eltinge, who were of the earliest settlers of Ulster County, N. Y., Roeloff Swart- 
wout, the first sheriff, and Evert Pels and Aldert Hymanse Roosa, the first schepens, 
or magistrates, of that county, Louis Du Bois and Christian Deyo, two of the patentees 
of the French- Huguenot settlement of New Paltz, Jacob Caudebec, one of the 
founders of Orange County, Jacob Flodder, or Gardinier, who is associated with the 
early days of Albany, and David Provoost, who came to New York city about 1638. 
Mrs. Collins was born in Owasco, Cayuga County, N. Y., in 1819, and when about 
eighteen years old removed to Michigan, where, as her biographer says, "with no 
white companions within fifty miles, other than her brother and brother-in-law, and 

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surrounded by Indians, who were frequently menacing towards those intruders upon 
their domain, she acquired those habits of independence and self-reliance which had 
a marked effect upon her future life. She learned to shoot the rifle with accuracy, 
and she was initiated into all the secrets of the stream and forest by her Indian neigh- 
bors." She was given by her Indian friends the name of Che-she-yo-an-o-quay, 
signifying, " the fleeting woman," or " the woman quick in motion." After a year or 
more of this life she returned to civilization, and spent some time at school in New- 
York. In 1843 she married Ozro Collins, of Connecticut, a descendant of the Beebes, 
the Woosters, the Tomlinsons, the Hordens, the Roots, and the Upsons, of early New 
England fame, and shortly after removed to Toledo, Ohio, where she spent the 
remainder of her life in doing good. The letters written by her, which are given in 
this little book, show a cultivated mind and considerable literary ability, and that she 
was a good mother is shown by the loving manner in which her son writes of her. 
The list of historical and genealogical authorities which Mr. Collins .appends to his 
pamphlet proves him to be a diligent genealogical student, and it is to be hoped that 
he will publish some of the material he must have gathered concerning his maternal 
Dutch ancestry. <"s T. G. E. 

First Annual Report of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 
together with the several addresses delivered at the meeting held on 
Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 1892. Philadelphia. Printed for the Society. 1893. 
Small quarto, pp. 56. 

From this report we learn that the initial steps which led to the formation of the 
Society were taken in February, 1892. " The object of the Society is : The promo- 
tion of genealogical research ; the collection and preservation of registers of births, 
marriages, and deaths kept by religious societies or individuals, or making transcripts 
thereof ; as well as transcripts or abstracts of all kinds of official records affording 
genealogical information. Its membership shall be restricted to members in good 
standing of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and all material collected shall 
become the property of that institution as soon as arranged for public use." 

During the year covered by the first annual report, the amount of work accom- 
plished comprises 35,000 entries from church records, and abstracts of 2,000 wills. 
This certainly is a good beginning, and we earnestly hope that the members of the 
Society will not become wearied in well doing. The officers of the Society are : 
President, Edward Shippen, M.D., U. S. N.; Vice-Presidents, J. Granville Leach, 
L. Taylor Dickson ; Recording Secretary, Edward A. Sayres ; Corresponding Sec- 
retary, Howard W. Lloyd ; Treasurer, Charles R. Hildeburn. s. s. p. 

History of the Old Dutch Church at Totowa [Paterson], N. ]., 
x 755-i827. Baptismal Register, 1756-1808. By William Nelson. 8vo, paper, 
pp. 170. Paterson, N. J., 1892. 

Mr. Nelson has done an excellent thing in putting into print and thus preserving 
for all time the accounts and traditions of the Old Dutch Church at Totowa, which he, 
years ago, gathered from the lips of the " oldest inhabitants." If other local historians 
had been as thoughtful and diligent much interesting and valuable information about 
" the days and things that were," that is forever lost to us, would be available. Mr. 
Nelson is a diligent investigator and has a pleasant literary style, and his work is 
exceedingly interesting apart from its historic value. The Baptismal Register, which 
he has carefully copied from the almost undecipherable original, will be of great 
assistance to genealogists. T. <;. E. 

"A Sketch of the Rev. Blackleach Burritt and related Stratford, 
Conn., Families,"' is a paper that was read by Mr. M. I). Raymond of Tarrytown, 
N. Y., before the Fairfield County Historical Society at Biidgeport, Conn., February 
9, 1892. The subject of this short sketch was the great-great-grandson of William 
Burritt, whose name appears in the Stratford Town Records as early as 1650, and 
who is said to have been a native of Wales. The pamphlet gives a very full genealogy 
of the Burritt family, and also of the Blackleach and Welles families, early settlers of 
Stratford. G. H. V. \v. 

We have received from Mr. Isaac F. Wood, of Rahway, N. J., one of our life 
members, a beautifully printed and illustrated work recording the history of Haver- 
ford College, Pennsylvania, from 1830 to 1890, being the first sixty years of its 

q5 Donations to the Library. [April, 1893. 

existence. This book was prepared by a committee of the Alumni, and printed by 
Porter & Coates of Philadelphia, in 1892. It contains about one hundred portraits 
and illustrations, and is full of historical interest. 


William Nelson. Obituary addresses on the occasion of the death of John C. Cal- 
houn, before the House of Congress, April 1, 1850 — Plymouth Church Silver 
Wedding, 1847-72, October 7, 1872 — Dr. Chapin's Sermon at the Funeral of 
President Dwight of YaleCollege, New Haven, Conn., January 11, 1817 — Election 
Returns for Passaic County, N. J., 1876-84. Paterson, N. J., 1885. By the 
Donor — The Geological History of Passaic Falls. Paterson, N. J. Paterson, 1892. 
By the Donor — History of the Old Dutch Church at Totowa (Paterson), N. J., 
1755-1S27, including Baptismal Register. Paterson, 1892. By the Donor. 

Dr. Edmund S. F. Arnold. Eulogy on John W. Francis, M.D., by Valentine 
Mott, M.D. New York, 1861 — Biography of Ezra Cornell, Founder of Cornell 
University. New York, 1884. By Alonzo B. Cornell — Life of John James 
Audubon. London, Engl., 1868. By Robert Buchanan — Biography of Francis 
and Morgan Lewis. New York, 1877. By Julia Delafield. 

Josiah C. Pumpelly. Poems by Mary H. Pumpelly. New York, 1852 — Fugitive 
Poetry, by N. P. Willis. Boston, 1829. (1st Ed.) — Autograph Letter of same. 
Boston, 1829 — Manuscript copy of a play written by same, dated Boston, June 13, 

Frederick D. Thompson. Family Histories and Genealogies. Vol. L, Parts I. 

and II., Vol. II., Vol. III., Vol. Ill,, Supplement. Svo. New Haven, Conn., 

1892. By Edward Elbridge Salisbury and Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury. 
R. C. Brinckerhoff. Supplement to the family of Jori> Dircksen BrinckerhorF. 

California, 1892. By the Donor. 
New Bedford Free Library. George Howland, Jr. New Bedford, Mass., 1892. 

Privately printed. 
M. D. Raymond. Sketch of Rev. Blackleach Burritt. Bridgeport, Conn., 1S92. 

By the Donor. 
Gen. [ames Grant Wilson. Journal of the 109th Convention of the Diocese of 

New York, 1892. 
Isaac F. Wood. A History of Haverford College, Pennsylvania. Svo. Phila- 
delphia, Pa., 1892. Prepared by the Committee of the Alumni Association. 
Holdridge Ozro Collins, A.M., LL.D. A Memoir of a Brilliant Woman. Los 

Angeles, Cal., 1892 By the Donor. 
Deloraine P. Corey. Arthur Deloraine Corey. 4to. Cambridge, Mass., 1892. 

By the Donor. 
American Bar Association. Reports of the American Bar Association, Vol. XV. 

8v.o. Philadelphia, 1892. 
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Reports, 1S86, 1887, 1888, 1889. 8vo. 

Washington, D. C. 
Joseph Trowbridge Bailey< 2) . Ancestry of Joseph Trowbridge Bailey <2) and 

Catherine Goddard Weaver 1 ;) . 4to. Philadelphia, Pa., 1892. By the Donor. 
Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. Partial list of books in its 

Library relating to Ohio. 8vo. Cincinnati, Ohio. Published by the Donor. 
Ellsworth Eliot, M.D. Year book of Grace Parish, New York, 1892-3. New 

York, 1892. 
Isaac Myer. Address in Memory of Brinton Coxe, Esq., by David W. Sellers. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 1892. 
William John Potts. Holstein Family History. 4to. Norristown, Pa., 1892. 

By Mrs. Anna M. Holstein. 
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. First Annual Report. Philadelphia, 

Robert T. Swan, Commissioner of Public Records. 5th Report on the Custody 

and Condition of Public Records. Boston, Mass., 1S93. By the Donor. 
Bureau of Education. Circular of Information No. 7, 1891, No. 8, 1891, No. 9, 

1891, No. 1, 1892. Washington, D. C. 


facalcgkal anfo JMngnipjncal 'Ilccortr. 

Vol. XXIV. NEW YORK, JULY, 1893. No. 3. 


By Gen. Charles W. Darling, A.M., Corresponding Secretary of the Oneida 
Historical Society, Utica, N.Y. 

The origin of the name Huguenot is not positively known, although 
some writers connect it with Hugues, a notable heretic who lived in the 
sixteenth century. It was first applied to the Protestants in the year 1560, 
and for some time it was in use as a political nickname, which grew to 
honor by the character and conduct of its wearers. No person bearing 
the name of Huguenot appears to have been conspicuous in the history 
of the Huguenots, and the name, if of local origin, may have taken its 
rise from Hugues, Hugo, or Hugon. There are those who claim that 
it is derived from the German " Eidgenossen, " while others hold that it 
came from the words " Hue nos, " with which one of the earliest public 
documents of French Protestantism begins. Some even venture to say 
that the name originally came from Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian 
dynasty, and king of France, a.d. 987. 

The persecution of the Huguenots commenced during the reign of 
Francis I., and even at that early period of time drove many Protestants 
from their native land. 

Francis II., son of Henry II. and Catherine de Medici, who came to 
the throne in 1559, was weak in body and mind, and during his reign 
the Guises were the real rulers of France. Their extreme arrogance 
caused the formation of a Protestant party, which soon numbered among 
its supporters many noble men and women. When Francis II. died, in 
1560, the crown went to his brother, Charles IX., who was then only ten 
years of age. During his minority, Catherine, his mother, acted as 
regent, and showed some slight indications of lenity toward the Protes- 
tants, who, by the edict of January 17, 1562, were granted limited liberty 
of worship. By the peace of St. Germain-en-Laye, dated August 8, 1570, 
the fortified city of Rochelle was designated as one of the places of safety 
for the Huguenots, who felt no confidence in the friendship of the queen- 
regent. She looked upon Protestants as abominable heretics, and feared 
that aid would be rendered them by the crowned heads of England or 
Germany. Catherine was ambitious, crafty, and perfidious, and her 
intrigues tended to promote discord in France. So little confidence did 
the French Protestants repose in the queen-regent, that numbers of them 
left the country for more congenial homes abroad. As early as 1555, 
some of them had established themselves in Brazil, and in the " Narra- 
tive and Critical Historv of America " we read that a settlement of Hugue- 

q3 Antoine U Espenard, the French Huguenot. [Julv, 

nots was formed at the mouth of the St. John's River, in Florida. This 
colony, under the direction of John Rebault, had been sent out from 
France to America by Admiral Coligny. 

It is a well-known fact in history that Charles IX. pretended to make 
overtures of peace to the Huguenots, and at the marriage of his sister, 
Margaret, to Henry of Navarre he invited Coligny and other Protestant 
leaders to the wedding ceremonies. Having treated them at court with 
simulated favor, he managed to lull their suspicions, and the result of his 
machinations was the general massacre of the Protestants an St. Bartholo- 
mew's day, August 25, 1572. 

When, in 1584. Henry of Navarre, the acknowledged head of the 
Protestant party, became heir apparent to the French throne, the Guises 
openly avowed their intention to retain control of the crown. 

Henry III., after the death of Charles IX., in 1574, succeeded his 
brother as King of France, and it was during his reign that the Guises 
were assassinated. Henry met with the same fate, for he was stabbed by 
jaques Clement, a partisan of the Guises, and died August 2, 1589. 

Henry IV., the first Bourbon monarch of France, who succeeded 
Henry III., in 1589, was bred a Protestant by his mother, Jeanne d'Al- 
bret, the wife of Antoine de Bourbon, and Queen of Navarre. Aftei the 
peace of St. Germaine, in 1572, he married Margaret of Valois. sister of 
Charles IX., and was compelled to abjure his faith. Although Henry IV. 
was at heart a Huguenot, he entered the Roman Catholic Church from 
motives of policy, but continued to protect the Huguenots. In the year 
1598 he issued the Edict of Nantes, which restored toleration, and 
defined the position of the Reformed Church in France. Then affairs 
for a time became settled. During the life of this monarch prosperity 
followed the Huguenots of France such as had never before been enjoyed. 
In the year 1624 the Protestants had become a power, and so much 
strength had they politically that a change in their political status was 
decided upon by their enemies. Fourteen years prior to this date Louis 
XIII. had ascended the throne, but during his minority the country was 
governed by Marie de Medici, his mother, who was the wife of Henry IV. 
Albert de Luynes, a peer of France, and a favorite of the queen-regent, 
held the reins of government, and the result was commotion and violence. 
After his death, in 1624, Cardinal Richelieu entered the Council, and 
became the real ruler of France, with almost absolute authority. The 
king, whose education had been sadly neglected, lived in seclusion, 
hated his family, and stood in awe of his minister. Richelieu, educated 
for the army, had given up the military profession to study theology, and 
in 1607 was consecrated a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. Hav- 
ing allied himself with the queen-mother, he was appointed her almoner, 
and in 1622 was rewarded with the hat of a Cardinal. Soon after he was 
made Prime Minister, when he established absolute power, vested in him- 
self, and he then determined to crush the Huguenots, whose influence 
had been steadily increasing. Having driven out the queen-mother, he 
lost no time in making an attack upon Rochelle, laying siege to that 
place. This siege lasted fourteen months, and was one of the most 
memorable events in the history of France. The city surrendered Octo- 
ber 28, 1628, and twenty thousand out of twenty-four thousand of its 
inhabitants perished by sword or famine. By the fall of Rochelle the 
political power of the Huguenots was broken, but Richelieu's measures 

i S93. J Antoine V Espenard, the French Huguenot. 


concerning the Huguenots were magnanimous. As the intentions of this 
priestly magnate were purely political, the Huguenots were allowed free- 
dom of conscience and liberty of worship. Louis XIV. came to the 
throne in 1643, at the age of five years, and during his minority the 
government of France was in the hands of Cardinal Mazarin. At the death 
of Mazarin, in 1661, Louis, at the age of twenty-three years, determined 
to become his own Prime Minister, and by his magnificent surroundings 
he attached to his court many powerful nobles. Madame Maintenon, to 
whom Louis XIV., in 1685, had been secretly married, virtually had con- 
trol of the government, and her influence over the king was unbounded. 
The Huguenots came in for a portion of her displeasure, for their proper- 
ties were confiscated, their churches destroyed, and " dragonnades " tra- 
versed the land, killing or driving from their homes those Protestants 
who would not renounce their religion and be forcibly converted by 
means of the monks, backed up by the dragoons of Louis. Some of the 
Huguenots fled to Cevennes, a mountain range in the South of France, 
which became a stronghold for the Camisards ; others went to German}-, 
Switzerland, Holland, England, 
and America. In the British Isles 
they were welcomed by the Prot- 
estants, and there they learned 
the English language, and, there- 
fore, when the wave of fugitives 
reached the shores of America this 
language was familiar to many of 
the Huguenots who landed here. 

The revocation of the Edict of 
Nantes, October 22, 1685, by 
Louis XIV., caused a loss to 
France of more than half a mill- 
ion of its best people. Five years 
after tnis date some of the Hugue- 
nots found a resting-place at Ox- 
ford, Mass., where they erected a 
fort for their protection against 
the Indians, but their principal 
settlements in America were at 
South Carolina, Virginia, Dela- 
ware, Massachusetts, Maine, and 
New York. 

By this great exodus from 
France, that country lost much 
of the wealth, skill, and industry 
so essential to her prosperity. Ef- 
forts were made to prevent this emigration, but all attempts proved futile, 
and the fear of the galleys did not prevent the French Protestants from 

Among those who left France for America was Antoine L'Espenard, 
who came of a family of French extraction, claiming descent from the 
ancient noblesse. Accompanied by Abeltie, his wife, he left Rochelle in 
1669 for America, and in 1670 his name was recorded as one of the 
settlers at Albany. 


Antoine L' ' Espenard, the French Huguenot. 


On the 28th of August, 1683, Colonel Thomas Dongan arrived in 
New York to act as governor of the province which his Royal Highness, 
the Duke of York, had received, by a new patent dated June 29, [674, 
from his brother, Charles II., King of England. 

On January 22, 1687, Governor Dongan was ordered to maintain 
friendly relations with the Marquis of Denonville, who, in 1685, had been 
sent by Louis XIV., King of France, to Canada as its governor. 

A treaty of neutrality, dated November 16, 16S6, had been signed at 
Whitehall, and by this treaty it was agreed that the Indian trade in 
America should be free to the English and French. 

This treaty, which guaranteed non-interference by the two nations in 
wars against the savage Indian tribes, had been violated by the French, 

and, as a compromise be- 
-sssffllv; tween the governments, it 

was agreed that no act of 
hostility should be com- 
mitted, or either territory 
invaded, until January, 

The documents relating 
to this negotiation were 
placed in the hands of An- 
toine L'Espenard, who was 
authorized to proceed to 
Canada, and confer with 
Denonville relative to the 
condition of affairs. 

Schuyler, in "Colonial 
New York," states that 
L'Espenard had an inti- 
mate acquaintance with the 
Governor of Canada, and 
this was probably the cause 
of his having been selected 
for the mission. During 
the visit of L'Espenard to 
Canada he ascertained that 
French troops were prepar- 
ing to make a winter ex- 
pedition, on snowshoes, 
against Albany, and to burn the city, because its inhabitants had rendered 
afd to the Senecas. L'Espenard hastened away to impart the alarming 
intelligence to the English authorities, and on his way to New York he 
stopped at Albany long enough to inform Colonel Peter Schuyler, who 
was then mavor of that city. L'Espenard continued his journey without 
loss of time to New York', and the information thus promptly conveyed 
probably led to the expedition under Schuyler against the French settle- 
ments at the north end of Lake Champlain, the result of which was a 
signal victory over the French by the English. 

About this time the name of L'Espenard appears to have been con- 
nected with those of certain settlers on a tract of land called by the Indians 
"Sarachtogie." Broadhead says that on July 26, 1683, four Mohawk 

1 893.] Antoine L' Espenard, the Fretic/i Huguenot. \Q\ 

sachems sold to Cornells van Dyke, Jan Janse Bleecker, Peter Philipse 
Schuyler, and Johannes Wendell, the Saratoga land upon which Governor 
Dongan had granted a patent, on condition that an annual tax of twenty 
bushels of wheat should be paid thereon to the Crown. Many changes 
occurred in the ownership of this tract of land, extending over a period 
dating from 1684 to 1708, when a new patent was issued by Lord Corn- 
bury, Governor of New York and New Jersey. Two years after the date 
of the first patent, Governor Dongan. being a Papist, endeavored to obtain 
permission from the patentees to occupy this tract of land for an Indian 
settlement composed of proselytes made by the Jesuit missionaries. 
These Indians belonged to the Five Nations, and the French priests 
who had come to reside among the natives, under pretence of advancing 
the Popish cause, secretly determined, if possible, to gain them over to 
the French interest. Dongan surpassed all his predecessors in attention 
to Indian affairs, and was highly esteemed by the tribes allied to the 
English. When he discovered the real objects of the Jesuits, notwith- 
standing the fact that he was a Roman Catholic, he terminated all nego- 
tiations, and forbade the "Caghnuagaes, " or praying Indians, to enter- 
tain the French missionaries. The village from which these natives came 
was located at the fall of St. Lewis, opposite to Montreal, in Canada. 
This village was begun in 1 671 , and consisted of such of the Five Nations 
as had been drawn away by the intrigues of the French priests in the time 
of Lovelace and Andross, who seem to have paid little or no attention to 
Indian affairs. Some others of the confederates had been induced to 
settle at Oswegatchie, called by the French LaGallette, and located about 
fifty miles below Frontenac. It was owing to the instigation of these 
priests that the Five Nations committed hostilities in Maryland and Vir- 
ginia which occasioned the convention in Albany in the year 1684. 

On the tract of land which Dongan at first intended to secure for the 
Caghnuagaes, French refugees subsequently established themselves, some 
of whom were suspected of being hostile to the English. War having 
been declared between England and France, it was deemed expedient to 
arrest those French settlers, in order to prevent them from holding com- 
munication with Canada. When the order came, residents and non-resi- 
dents, who happened to be there at the time, were alike arrested, and 
among those taken into custody were La Fleur, Villeroy, De la Fortune 
and L'Espenard, all of whom were conveyed to Albany, where L'Espe- 
nard and others known to be friends of the English were released. 

The following letter, translated from the French, leads to the opinion 
that Antoine L'Espenard was highly respected by the Jesuits : 

Rev. Jacques Lamberville to Mr. Antoine L'Espenard. 

Sir, — Dumas' return affords me an opportunity to again thank you for the kind- 
ness you manifested to do us a service when affairs seemed troubled and desperate. 
My bvothes, who was in Canada, reports nothing but what is good, and found the 
French having no idea nor disposition for war, which creates a hope that Cod will 
arrange matters. Had I been obliged to withdraw, it would have afforded me great 
joy to have seen you. This will be when Cod pleases. If, however, there be any 
way in which I can be of service to you, be assured that I shall willingly act in it, as 
professing to be, ^ ,r - 

Your very humble and obedient servant, 

[AC.', de Lamberville, Jesuit. 

4th November, 1686. 

X02 An/owe L'Espenard, the French Huguenot. [July, 

Subsequently to this novel experience, L'Espenard removed to New 
Rochelle, Westchester County, N. Y. , and tradition says he was there 
joined by the Baroness L'Espenard, who was probably a relative. 

Bolton, in his " History of Westchester County," describes the locality 
of his residence as being at a piace called Leisler's and Le Count's 
Neck, which, at a later date, was known as Davenport's Neck. 

It is on record that the free-holders of New Rochelle granted to 
Antoine L'Espenard, when he had reached the ripe age of eighty-one 
years, land upon which to erect a grist-mill, which structure was soon 
after built on the east side of the Neck. The old family mansion stood 
at the easterly end of the mill-pond. Bonnefoy's Point, on the north 
side, is said to have been the landing-place for certain French Protestants 
who settled at New Rochelle before and after the revocation of the Edict 
of Nantes. 

Antoine L'Espenard died at New Rochelle, in the eighty-sixth year 
of his life, and his first will was recorded in Albany. There appears 
to have been a second will, recorded in New York, in which men- 
tion was made of a sum of money, to be derived from the sale of a lot of 
beaver skins, and to be appropriated for the benefit of a poor neighbor. 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, of an early 
issue, gives the date of this second will as April 3, 1685. In it the name 
of Abeltie is retained, and those of his children are given as David, 
Anthony, Johannes, Cornelia, Margarita, and Abigail. Johannes, 
at that time, had attained the age of ten years, and Abigail, born 
September 21, 1684, was six months old. It is presumed that Johannes 
and Cornelia died before the making of the second will. David 
Lispenard (here the French accent is dispensed with and the letter./ takes 
the place ol the e), the eldest son of Antoine, settled in New Rochelle, and 
his name occurs in the Charter of Trinity Church, New York, which 
charter was given in 1693 by George II. David died in 1697. 

Trinity Church was first built in 1696, and afterward enlarged in 
1737, when Rev. William Yesey was inducted rector. Its rector in the 
year 18 14 was Rev. Henry Barclay, some of whose descendants 
became connected with the Lispenard family by marriage. This clergy- 
man was formerly a missionary among the Mohawks, and received a 
salary of one hundred pounds sterling a year, levied upon all the other 
clergy and laity in the city, by virtue of an Act of Assembly procured 
by Governor Fletcher. The revenue of this church was restricted to five 
hundred pounds sterling per annum, but it possessed real estate which 
was let for farming purposes. 

John Lispenard, the only son of David, and Elizabeth his wife, left a 
son named John. This branch of the family was supposed to be ex- 
tinct, until, in 1843, a letter was received by the late Alexander L. 
Stewart, in which descent was claimed from this John Lispenard. The 
communication came from John Lispenard, of Moriches, Suffolk Countv, 
N. Y. 

Anthony, the second son of Antoine, born October 31, 1683, married, 
November 7,1705, Elizabeth Huygens de Klyne, daughter of Leonard, 
and granddaughter of Barrentsen Huygens de Klyne, of New York. The 
records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York show that Elizabeth 
Huygens de Klyne was baptized March 29, 1688. Anthony died in the 
seventy-fifth year of his age, and his will was signed August 16, 1755 

1893-] Antoine HEspenard, the French Huguenot. 



Issue, Anthony, Magdalen, Leonard, John, Elizabeth, David, Abigail, 
Maria, and Susannah. 

Anthony, eldest son of Anthony and Elizabeth Huygens de Klyn< 
his wife, born July 24, 1 709, married Maria Milbourne. In 17S4 he 
was a vestryman in Trinity Church, New York. Issue : Abigail Lispe- 
nard, born December 4, 1739, married March, 1761, Israel Underhill, of 
New Rochelle, born September, 1 73 1 , died September 23, 1806. Issue: 
Anthony Lispenard Underhill, of New York, born August 8, 1762, 
married July 24, 1783, Clarina Bartow. Issue : Eliza Bartow Underhill, 
born 1788, married Ferdinand Suydam, of New York. 

Abigail Lispenard, the third daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth 
Huygens de Klyne his wife, born June 27, 17 18, married July 6, 1740, 
lames or Jacobus Bleecker, son of Rutger Bleecker, of 
Albany, N. Y., and grandson of Jan Jansen Bleecker. 
Issue, Anthony Lispenard Bleecker, born at New 
Rochelle, N. Y., June 13, 1 74 1 , died in New York 
in 1S16. 

John Lispenard, third son of Anthony Lispenard 
and Elizabeth Huygens de Klyne his wife, was born 
October 25, 1720, but the time of his decease is not 

Elizabeth Lispenard, second daughter of Anthony 
Lispenard and Elizabeth Huygens de Klyne his wife, 
born September 5, 1723, married, May 3, 1759, 
Samuel Treadwell. 

David Lispenard, fourth son of Anthony Lispenard and Elizabeth 
Huygens de Klyne his wife, born May 15, 1725, married Elizabeth Rod- 
man, and became owner of the property known as Davenport's Neck. 
He was one of the signers on a petition to certain high ecclesiastical 
personages in England requesting that the Church in New Rochelle 
might be supplied with a minister who could preach in English and 
French. David Lispenard died November 5, 1797. 

Maria Lispenard, fourth daughter of Anthony Lispenard and Eliz- 
abeth Huygens de Klyne his wife, born July 20, 1727, married, first, 
William Rodman, of New Rochelle, N. Y., and secondly, April 14, 1753, 
Thomas Bayeux. Thomas Bayeux was one of the elders in the French 
Church, and some of his descendants were Madeleine Boudinot, Thomas 
Bayeux, Jr., Marie Lispenard Allaire, Frederic W. Descondres, Cornelia 
Baveux, Daniel Clearman, Maria Descondres, George M. Clearman, 
Catherine Corry, and Louis L. S. Clearman. The mother of the last- 
named person was a descendant of Vincent Tilyou and Elizabeth 

Susannah Lispenard, youngest daughter of Anthony Lispenard and 
Elizabeth Huygens de Klyne, his wife, was born October 21, 1728, and 
it is supposed that she died unmarried, at an early age. 

Magdalen Lispenard, eldest daughter of Anthony Lispenard and Eliz- 
abeth Huygens de Klyne his wife, born September 6, 171 1, was baptized 
February 16, 171 2. She married, November 16, 1735, Andrew Abramse, 
whose ancestors came from Holland about 16 13, when the first Dutch 
church was formed in New Amsterdam, and were among the first Dutch 
settlers there. The Abramse homestead was located in that portion of 
the city of New York now known as 52, 54, 56, 58 Wall Street, taking 

IOA Antoine L 1 Espenard, the French Huguenot. [J u b'' 

in more land than is included in these numbers, and corresponding 
to-day with a large part of the block reaching through from Wall to Pine, 
and from William to Pearl Streets. In the "Memorial History of New 
York," edited by General James Grant Wilson, the name of Jacob 
Abramse appears in the tax-list of the city of New Orange, one of the 
names by which New York was called, for a time, during its occupancy 
by the Dutch. This tax was imposed early in the year 1674, on citizens 
whose estates were valued at more than one thousand florins. The list is 
also to be found in Colonial records, and as New York had been recap- 
tured in the course of a war between England and Holland, it was held 
by the Dutch that extraordinary expenses had been incurred to place the 
fort in a condition to make a vigorous defence in case of attack, and so 
this tax was imposed. The children of Andrew Abramse, and Magdalen 
Lispenard, his wife, were : Jacob, Eliza, Anthony, and Jemmima. 
Jacob Abramse, eldest son of Andrew Abramse and Magdalen Lispe- 
nard his wife, born July 11, 1743, married Rachel Walker, of New 
Jersey, and died May 20, 1820. Rachel Walker was born in 1756, and 
died October 23, 1818. Issue: 

Eliza Abramse, born July 7, 1776, married, December 16, 1793, 
Archibald Robertson, born May 8, 1765, at Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, 
Scotland. He was the eldest son of William Robertson, of Aberdeen, 
son of James Robertson, of Drumnahoy, parish of Cluny, Aberdeenshire, 
and Jane Ross, daughter of Alexander Ross, of Balnagowan, Ross-shire, 
Scotland. In early youth Archibald Robertson manifested a great love 
for the fine arts, and (when his education was completed, at Aberdeen Col- 
lege) he attached himself to them as a profession. In 1782 he went to 
London and studied at the Royal Academy, where he painted under Sir 
Joshua Reynolds. He afterward returned to his native home to practise 
his profession, and during the successful exercise of his art he was 
invited by Chancellor Livingston, Dr. Samuel Bard, and Dr. Kemp, of 
Columbia College, New York, to cross the Atlantic and make his home in 
this city. These gentlemen had heard him highly recommended by 
Dr. Gordon, of King's College, Aberdeen, and they were anxious to 
secure his services. Robertson felt great reluctance at first even to think 
of such a thing as to reside in such a barbarous country as the United 
States, which then appeared to him as a " Terra Incognita. " With a 
love for romantic adventure, he finally decided to cross ihe sea, but not 
with any serious intention of remaining here. He arrived in New York, 
October 2, 1791, and found this country to be something else besides a 
scene of savage life. He was the more agreeably disappointed by reason 
of his previous prejudices. He therefore formed the determination of 
making New York the home of his choice and the land of his hopes. 
He came under favorable circumstances, for he brought with him letters 
from his friend and patron, the Earl of Buchan, one of which was 
addressed to General George Washington, then first President of the 
United States. Lord Buchan at the same time sent to General Washing- 
ton, by Archibald Robertson, the noted snuff-box made of wood from 
the tree which sheltered Sir William Wallace. This box, at the death of 
Washington, was returned to the Earl of Buchan by the executors of 
General Washington, for reasons given in his will. Robertson, describ- 
ing his first interview with the President, says : "Although familiarly 
accustomed to intimate intercourse with people of the highest rank and 

[From a ran print, in possession of the family- 


Anioine L'Espenard, the French Huguenot. 


station in my native country, I never experienced the same feelings as I 
did on my first introduction to the American hero. The agitation was 
evidently obvious to Washington, for, from his ordinary cold and distant 
address, he declined into the most easy and familiar intercourse in con- 


t£?e%6fiman ('^U'.Jat/fttt 


This description is then given of a family dinner at the executive 
mansion : '-The General, anxious to familiarize his guest, engrossed 
much of the conversation at the table, and so delighted the company 
with humorous anecdotes that he repeatedly set the guests in a ^roar of 
laughter " This account of the dinner is accompanied by a diagram of 
the° table, which shows that the party consisted I o General f Washington 
Mrs Washington, Mrs. General Greene, Miss Helmer Custis, Archibald 
Robertson, Colonel John Trumbull, Colonel Tobias Lear, ana Major 

Io6 Antoine L'Espenard, the French Huguenot. [Julv, 

Jackson. The two gentlemen last named, as is well known, were the 
secretaries of General Washington. 

Colonel Trumbull, by his artistic skill, has given a second life to some 
of the most affecting and grandest scenes of the Revolutionary War, in 
which he himself was a distinguished actor. The enthusiasm for his art 
never quenched the fire of his patriotism, and the merit of his paintings 
has stood and will stand the test of time. Who is there, with an Amer- 
ican heart in his bosom, who can cast his eye upon those martyrs to their 
country's cause, upon that self-devotion sanctified by the sacrifices of life, 
of Warren at Bunker's Hill, and of Montgomery before the walls of 
Quebec — who can pass through the Rotunda of the Capitol at Washing- 
ton, and not find his eyes involuntarily drawn upon the triumphs of 
Saratoga and Yorktown ? Who can look upon that "Declaration of 
Independence" which forms an epoch in the history of the human race, 
and upon that "Surrender by Washington of his Commission to the 
Congress of Annapolis," without feeling that the artist has spread a fresh 
blaze of splendor over those scenes? In the words of John Quincy 
Adams, the sixth President of the United States, "Every eye that 
beholds them identifies the immortality of his own name with the 
imperishable honors of his country." 

The dinner, served at three o'clock in the afternoon, is described as 
being plain but suitable for a family in affluent circumstances. 
There was nothing especially remarkable at the table, unless it may 
be said that the General and his wife sat side by side, he on the 
right of his lady. The gentlemen were on his right-hand side and 
the ladies on his left. It being Saturday, the first course was mostly of 
Eastern cod and other fresh fish. A few glasses of wine were drank dur- 
ing the dinner, with other beverages. The whole closed in about three- 
quarters of an hour, with a few glasses of sparkling champagne, when 
the General and Secretary Lear retired, leaving the company in high glee 
about Lord Buchan and the Wallace box. An admirable description of 
this event is given by Elizabeth Bryant Johnston in her excellent work 
entitled "Original Portraits of Washington," published by Osgood & 
Co., Boston, in 1882. When Robertson was ready to execute his com- 
mission for the earl, he spent six weeks by invitation of General Wash- 
ington at the executive mansion. He deemed it advisable (it having been 
left to his own discretion) to make his first attempt in miniature on ivory, 
and in water-colors. He painted, at the same time, a miniature of Mrs. 
Washington These he retained, leaving them to remain in his family 
as an heir-loom, and memorial of his veneration for the great and success- 
ful champion of American liberty. They have descended to his grand- 
daughters, Mrs. S. M. Mygatt, of New York, and Mrs. Charles W. 
Darling, of Utica, N. Y. These miniatures are remarkable for their 
beauty and finish as works of art, and are considered as among the finest 
efforts of this distinguished artist. After succeeding so happily in mini- 
ature, Robertson painted a large portrait in oil, corresponding in size to 
those of a collection of portraits of the most celebrated characters in 
liberal principles and useful literature, in the possession of Lord Buchan 
at Dryburgh Abbey. When finished, the portrait received Washington's 
approbation and was sent to Scotland in April, 1792, in care of Colonel 
Tobias Lear. It was delivered to the Earl of Buchan and welcomed by 
him with cordial approval. Major-General B. W. Black, K.C. B., a valued 


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1893-] Anioine IfEspenard, the French Huguenot. jq7 

friend of the writer, stated, in a letter received, that this portrait is yet in 
the Buchan gallery in Scotland. Robertson also painted in oil, on a 
small slab of marble nine by twelve inches, a cabinet miniature of Wash- 
ington. It is half-length, three-quarters view, coat of snuff-color, with 
an exuberance of shirt-ruffle. In the "Narrative and Critical History of 
America," by Justin Winsor, reference is made to two other miniatures of 
Washington, painted by this artist, one of which was presented by Wash- 
ington as a wedding gift to a granddaughter of his wife. It belongs to 
Edmund Law Rogers, of Baltimore, Md., having descended to him from 
his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Parke Law, who married a son of Lord 
Ellenborough. The head is in half profile, and drawn with exceeding 
skill. The dress is the Continental uniform, the hair powdered and worn 
in a queue, and the ribbon tying it is visible over the right shoulder. 
The colors are so fresh and beautiful that it seems as if it might have 
been painted within the present year. The other miniature, differing 
from the former in size, being a trifle smaller, was inherited by Mrs. 
Beverly Kennon. 

The following extract from an article by Colonel Trumbull, president 
of the American Academy of Fine Arts, written in 1824, indicates the 
esteem in which the portraits of Archibald Robertson were regarded by 
his contemporaries : "If we wish to behold Washington when he began 
to wane, in the latter years of his life, when he had lost his teeth, but yet 
possessed a full vigor of eye, we must see Robertson's portrait of him." 
Archibald Robertson was distingushed also as a great linguist. He spoke 
with fluency English, French, German, and Spanish, and was familiar 
with Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. 

He died, December 6, 1835, at the age of seventy-one, and was 
buried from his residence, 97 Liberty Street, New York. 

His widow departed this life, April 5, 1865, at her residence in Thirty- 
fourth Street, New York. 

The children of these parents were : Jacob A.; Alexander Hamilton ; 
William, born October 2, 1799, died November 3, 1801 ; Jane Eliza, 
born September 15, 1803, died October 29, 1839 ; Rachel Ann, died 
May 12, 1884 ; Anthony Lispenard ; Una Corilla, born February 25, 

1810, died January 13, 181 1 ; Magdalen Matilda, born November 20, 

181 1, died December 30, 1892; William Archibald, born March 19, 
1 81 5, died January 28, 1853 ; Andrew James, born July 12, 1817. 

Jacob A., eldest son of Archibald Robertson and Eliza his wife, born 
September 28, 1795, married, December 5, 1831, Helen Ackerman, 
daughter of James Ackerman, of La Grange, Dutchess County, N. Y. 
Helen Ackerman was born October 24, 1808, and died December 15, 
1 85 1. He was senior partner of the wholesale dry-goods house of 
Robertson, Eaton & Co., Pearl Street, New York. His city residence was 
on North Washington Square, New York, and his country home was on 
the Hudson, near Poughkeepsie. He died at this place, July 13, 1866, 
and his remains were interred in the New Hackensack Cemetery. Issue : 
Sarah Matilda Robertson, born in New York, October 13, 1832, married, 
October 27, 1858, Lieutenant J. P. K. Mygatt, of Ohio. Lieutenant 
Mygatt, a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., spent the 
greater portion of his life in the United States Navy. He was born Octo- 
ber, 1832, and died October 29, 1866. His remains were buried in the 
cemetery at New Hackensack. Issue : Robertson Kirtland Mygatt, born 

Io8 Antoine L ' Espenard, the French Huguenot. [July, 

in New York, October 6, 1861 ; Otis Angelo Mygatt, born in New York, 
June 4, 1863. 

Angeline Eliza Robertson, younger daughter of Jacob A. Robertson 
and Helen his wife, born in New York, February 27, 1834, was married, 
December 21, 1857, by Rev. Charles Chauncey Darling, to his son, 
Charles William Darling, of New York City, born October 11, 1830, in 
New Haven, Conn. 

Alexander Hamilton Robertson, second son of Archibald Robertson 
and Eliza his wife, born June, 1797, married Angeline B. Vail, and died 
February 12. 1846, in New York. At the time of his decease he was 
Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted 
Masons of the State of New York. His funeral was the occasion of unu- 
sually impressive ceremonies, for the reason that he was the first Grand 
Master in this State who had died while yet in office. His widow married, 
June 12, 1850, Abram Wing, and died at Glens Falls, January 5, 1853. 

Rachel Ann Robertson, second daughter of Archibald Robertson 
and Eliza his wife, born February 15, 1806, married Henry Winslow, 
founder of the firm of Winslow, Lanier & Co., New York. Issue : Julia 
Winslow, who married John S. Dickerson ; Emma Henrietta Winslow, 
who married William Bruce Putnam ; and Geraldine Augusta Winslow, 
who married J. Warren Goddard, all of New York. 

Anthony Lispenard Robertson, fourth son of Archibald Robertson 
and Eliza his wife, born June 3, 1808, was Assistant Vice-Chancellor of 
the State of New York, 1846-48 ; Surrogate in 1848 ; Delegate to the 
Constitutional Convention, 1867 ; Chief Justice of the Superior Court, in 
New York, from January 1, i860, to 1869. He was Vice-President of the 
Manhattan Club, New York, and one of the Governors of the Union 
Club, in the same city. Judge Robertson lived and died a bachelor. 
His death occurred December 18, 1868. 

Magdalen Matilda Robertson, the fourth daughter of Archibald 
Robertson and Eliza his wife, married, first, Robert N. Tinson ; secondly, 
Doctor William W. Hall ; and thirdly, Colonel W. D. Craft ; all of whom 
she outlived. 

Andrew J. Robertson, the only surviving son of Archibald Robertson 
and Eliza his wife, married, September, 1840, Margaretta Howard, who 
died in New York January 13, 1874. Issue : Emma Cecilia Robertson, 
born June 23, 1841, married, January 13, 1863, James Marshall, of 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., who died July 22, 1872. Issue: Edith R. 
Marshall, born April 12, 1864, married, January 2, 1886, J. Wrav Cleve- 
land, of New York. Issue : Marjerie Cleveland, born June 22, 1892. 

Robertson Marshall, only son of James Marshall and Emma Robert- 
son his wife, was born in New York, December 1, 1867. 

Anthony Abramse, son of Andrew Abramse, and Magdalen Lispenard 
his wife, married Annie Bartow, daughter of Theophilus Bartow. Issue : 
Elizabeth, who married Honorable Edward Fowler, M.C. ; and Annie, 
who married Theophilus Bartow, Jr. ; Margaret Magdalen, who married 
M. Hoffman ; and Jacob, who married Alice Lapham. 

Jemmima Abramse, daughter of Andrew Abramse and Magdalen Lis- 
penard his wife, married, November 17, 1772, Rev. Theodosius Bartow, 
second son of Theophilus Bartow. They had eight sons and three 

Leonard Lispenard, second son of Anthony Lispenard and Elizabeth 

[8 9 3. 

Anluitie L'Espenard, the French K Huguenot. 


Huygens De Klyne, his wife, born December 14, 171 5, married, in 1741, 
Alice Rutgers, daughter of Anthony and Cornelia Rutgers. His wife 
inherited from her father, who died in 1746, one-third of the large 
landed estate known as Rutgers Farm. This farm was a portion of an 
extensive grant of land which Anthony Rutgers hid received Irom 
George II. It was in an orchard connected with this farm, on East 
Broadway, that Nathan Hale was executed. 

Leonard Lispenard purchased, September 28, 1748, from the sisters 
of his wife, the remaining two-thirds of this land, and thus the whole 
property came into his possession. 

Catherine, one of these sisters, married Rev. Dr. Barclay. The other, 
Alita, became the wife of Richard Lefferts. Leonard Lispenard was an 
importing merchant in New York, but his attention was not wholly con- 
fined to mercantile affairs, as for nearly half a century he filled various 
offices of honor and trust in connection with the government. From 
1750 to 1762 he was an Alderman, at a time when it was considered an 
honor to be a City Father. While acting in this capacity, he was called 


upon by the Common Council to be one of a committee appointed to 
prepare the draft of an address in honor of Lord Amherst, Commander- 
in-Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America, who had rendered 
signal services in the war against the French, which in 1760 resulted in 
the conquest of Canada. 

^-Leonard Lispenard was a member of the Twenty-eighth Session As- 
sembly, Province of New York, 1759; and of the Twenty-ninth Session 
from January 31, 1 761-1763. He was a delegate to the "Stamp Act 
Congress " which met in New York in 1765, and in the same year he- 
was one of twenty-eight delegates from this city, who united with dele- 
gates from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Penn- 
sylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and South Carolina, in a futile effort to 
procure the repeal of certain obnoxious laws. In 1773 he was President 
of the New York Marine Society, and the fac-simile of a certificate of 
membership, signed by him, is shown in Valentine's Manual of the Com- 
mon Council of the City of New York, dated 1862. He was an original 
member of the Society of the New York Hospital, and one of its gov- 
ernors from 1770 to 1777. He returned to that office in 1784, and con- 

I jo Anioine L 1 Espenard, the French Huguenot. [J u b'> 

tinued therein until 1787. He was a member of the "Committee ot 
•Fifty-One," chosen Way 14, 1774, to act on the impending crisis. He 
was one of the ' Provisional Committee," which met in New York, April 
2 °! 1775. He was a member of the "Committee of One Hundred," 
chosen May 5, 1775, to control all general affairs relating to the interests 
of the people, for at that time the Continental Congress had not decided 
upon the need of an army. He was a Deputy to the Revolutionary Con- 
gress which met in New York, May 22d to July Sth, and from July 26th 
to September 2d, and from October 4th to November 4th, 1775. He was 
a Regent of the University, and a Governor, Trustee, and the Treasurer 
of King's, now known as Columbia College, the corner-stone of which 
was laid in 1756. As a member of the "Committee of Observation," 
he was an active participant in various matters of importance pertaining 
to the political condition of affairs, which then absorbed the public mind. 
When General Thomas Gage occupied, with his army, the city of Boston, 
he sent out a detachment to capture the arms and powder in the Charles- 
town arsenal. Troops were also ordered, February 26, 1775, to Salem 
and Concord, to take possession of stores, which expeditions led to the 
battle of Lexington, fought April 19, 1775. The English regiments were 
attacked by a small body of Americans, who forced the British soldiers to 
retreat to Boston, and this was the commencement of hostilities between 
the English and American armies, for in May, 1775, ^e Provincial Con- 
gress of Massachusetts declared General Gage (the last Governor of Massa- 
chusetts appointed by the king) unworthy of obedience. Boston was 
invested and blockaded by a large force of patriotic Americans, who took 
up arms in defence of their rights and liberties, and the newly formed 
Army of the Revolution prevented the Biitish from communicating with 
their allies. When the news of the skirmish at Lexington arrived in 
New York, a small body of determined men, among whom were Anthony 
and Leonard Lispenard, seized a sloop laden with provisions for the Eng- 
lish at Boston, and threw the cargo overboard. On the evening of 
April 23, 1775, this party entered the arsenal, captured a thousand stand 
of arms, and sent them to the Revolutionary Army. The inhabitants of 
New York were aroused, men in large numbers were enlisted for the ser- 
vice, loyalists were threatened with the gallows, and the property of the 
Crown was plundered wherever it could be found. 

Leonard Lispenard, then holding the rank of a colonel of militia, by 
a commission under the Crown, renounced his allegiance to the king, 
and openly declared himself a friend of independence. Three hundred 
New Hampshire boys, under command of Ethan Allen, Seth Warner, 
and Remember Parker, surprised and captured, May 10, 1775, the garri- 
sons at Ticonderoga and Crown Point. The prisoners were conveyed to 
New England, and the British colors were sent to Congress, and hung 
up in Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia. The capture of these forts was a 
fortunate circumstance, for in them were found supplies of military stores, 
cannon, and a mortar, which afterward went by the name of " Old Sow." 
It is said by Chief justice Jones, a reliable historian of earlier days, that 
had it not been for this powerful mortar, and the cannon, General 
Washington could never have carried on the siege of Boston. Allen, 
Warner, and Parker received for their valuable services certain lands in 
the Green Mountains of Vermont, called "Hampshire Grants." Por- 
tions of this land were claimed by New York, but New Hampshire in- 

1893-] Anionic L'Espenard, the French Huguenot. 

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sisted upon standing by net sons, and permitting them to retain the 
whole. A controversy therefore arose, in which New York asserted its 
right to that part of the land extending as far east as the Connecticut 

New Hampshire claimed for her sons a line, to form the western 
boundary, running at a distance of twenty miles east of the Hudson 
River ; and the New York grantees applied to Great Britain for aid in the 
settlement of the dispute. The case was investigated by the king and 
council ; an ex-parte line was determined upon, and the Connecticut 
River was fixed as the boundary between the two colonies. New York, 
soon after this adjustment, erected the disputed ground into the countie; 
of Charlotte, Cumberland, and Gloucester. Judges, justices, sheriffs. 
and other officials for the same, were appointed by New York, and like 
officers were designated by New Hampshire, which had secured a larger 
portion of land than had been granted to Allen and his associates. The 
people of the latter State refused to permit persons holding commissions 
under New York to perform any duties under such commissions, and it 


was while matters were in this confused condition that Leonard Lispe- 
nard, James Duarae, John Morin Scott, Thomas Smith, and William 
Livingston applied to the General Assembly for the passage of an act 
declaring Allen, Warner, and Parker as outlaws. An act was passed, 
and a proclamation issued, in 1774, by the governor, wherein a reward of 
fifty pounds sterling was offered for their apprehension. The capture of 
the forts above named, at an opportune time, by the forces under these 
brave men, changed the current of public opinion, and they received the 
thanks of Congress, in addition to the land, for their services in the 
"great and glorious cause." 

On Sunday, June 25, 1775, General Washington, who, June 15, 1775, 
had been appointed by Congress Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of 
the Revolution, arrived in New York from Philadelphia on his way to 
Boston. He was accompanied by Generals Lee and Schuyler, and dur- 
ing their stay in the city they were entertained by Colonel Leonard Lispe- 
nard, at his handsome residence, then located two miles out of town. 
Three days before this date the people had received news of the battle of 
Bunker Hill, fought June 17, 1775, and great excitement prevailed, for 
the siege of Boston had begun. The volunteer organizations raised for 

112 Antoine L ' Espenard, the Frefich Huguenot. LJ u b'> 

service in the field, members of the Provincial Congress, the City Com- 
mittee, the leaders of faction, and preachers in the dissenting meeting- 
houses, together with their congregations, all waited on the beach to 
receive the distinguished visitors upon their landing in New York from 
the Jersey shore. When they arrived, they were conducted by this vast 
body of enthusiastic patriots to the house of Colonel Lispenard, situated 
on an elevation commanding a fine view of the Hudson River, and over- 
looking what was afterward known as St. John's Park. The centre of 
this hill is now the junction of Hudson and Desbrosses Streets. The 
house was on the road to Greenwich, as it was then called, a locality 
which furnished an outlet from the city to the north. 

Washington, Lee, and Schuyler, during their sojourn in New York, 
received a very hospitable welcome, tendered by a true republican patriot, 
who well exemplified the words of Pope, when he said : 

For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best. 
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. 

On the same day, Governor Tryon, returning from England, arrived 
in the harbor of New York, and landed about nine o'clock in the even- 
ing. He was escorted to the Exchange, where he met the members of 
His Majesty's Council, Judges of the Supreme Court, Attorney-General, 
Speaker and Members of the General Assembly, Clergymen of the Church 
of England, Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, Governors of King's College, 
and Members of the Chamber of Commerce, together with a numerous 
train of loyal subjects, who conducted him to the residence of Hugh 
Wallace, where he spent the night. 

Thus, on the same eventful day, the leaders of the two antagonistic 
elements' met to consider and discuss the great events which were so soon 
to take place. The arrival of Governor Tryon, at the same time with 
that of General Washington, was evidently a source of embarrassment, 
and it is said that a curious spectacle was presented, the particulars of 
which afford a fair picture of the trimming propensities of the leaders of 
the parties then in power in the colonies. It was arranged by the city 
authorities to address and extend equal courtesies to both of the digni- 
taries, but the American general chanced to be ahead, and therefore 
received the first and greater ovation. 

When Leonard Lispenard died, February 20, 1790, his remains were 
interred in the family vault at Trinity Church, New York, and a marble 
slab bearing his name marked the spot where he was buried. 

The valuable estate left to his heirs included the tract of land called 
" Lispenard Meadows." This land, bounded on the north by Canal 
Street, on the south by Reade Street, extended from the Hudson to 
West Broadway. The property was not all held by Lispenard in fee sim- 
ple, but a portion was on a lease of ninety-nine years from Trinity Church. 
New York. Some of this property passed out of the hands of the heirs, 
by the terms of the lease ; some was sold by members of the family, and 
clear titles given. This great domain was many years ago converted into 
busy thoroughfares, one of which is now called Canal Street. Lispenard, 
Leonard, and Anthony Streets derived their names from the Lispenard 

The children of Leonard Lispenard, by Alice his wife, were : 

Leonard Lispenard, born in 1743, and one of nine young men who 

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Anloine L ' Espenard, the French Huguenot. 


were graduated from King's College in 1762. He became a merchant, 
was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and owned the property 
known as Davenport's Neck in New Rochelle, N. Y., where he had a 
summer residence. He travelled in Europe extensively, and was a per- 
son of superior culture and education. He died unmarried. 

Cornelia Lispenard married, February 5, 1759, Thomas Marston, 
of New York. Among his lineal descendants are Dr. Gouverneur M. 
Smith, Lewis Bayard Smith, and Henry Erskine Smith. The two last- 
named individuals are retired merchants of New York. Dr. Smith, a 
well-known physician of this city, states that the surname of Marston has 
substantially died out in this line. The only son of Lewis Bayard Smith 
is named Bayard Marston Smith. 

Alice Marston married, April 22, 1779, Francis Bayard Winthrop, of 
New London, Conn. 

Anthony Lispenard, younger son of Leonard Lispenard and Alice 


Rutgers his wife, received from his father, by will, dated December 30, 
1789, and proved February 26, 1790, a large portion of the property left 
by his father. He was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church, New 
York, December 8, 1742, and married, December 10, 1764, his cousin, 
Sarah Barclay, daughter of Andrew Barclay, a merchant of New York, 
after whose family Barclay Street was named. The wife of Andrew Bar- 
clay was Helen Roosevelt, niece of Rev. Henry Barclay, rector of Trinity 
Church, New York. Her sisters were Mrs. Augustus Van Courtland, of 
the Manor of Van Courtland ; Mrs. Frederick Jay, Mrs. Colonel Mon- 
crieffe, Mrs. Beverly Robinson ; and Mrs. Dr. Bayley, whose descendant, 
James Roosevelt Bayley, was Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore, 
and Primate of America. 

This Anthony Lispenard was the proprietor of extensive breweries and 
mills on the Greenwich Road, near the foot of the street now called 
Canal. It is said that he was captain of militia at the commencement 
of the Revolutionary War, and sided with the colonies against the British. 

Thomas and Anthony Lispenard, sons of Anthony Lispenard and 
Sarah Barclay his wife, died bachelors, the latter dying in 1806. His 

H a Antoine L'Espenard, the French Huguenot. [J u b T , 

portrait, reproduced from a photograph, sent by Colonel C. S. Stewart, 
appears as the frontispiece in this issue of the N. Y. G. and B. Record. 
The original portrait in oil from which the photograph was taken is in 
the possession of Mrs. Elihu Phinney, of Cooperstown, but its history is 

Alice (or Elsie) Lispenard, daughter of Anthony Lispenard and 
Sarah Barclay his wife, died unmarried in 1886. 

Leonard Lispenard, another son of Anthony Lispenard and Sarah 
Barclay his wife, married in 1790 his cousin, Ann Dorothy Bache. 
Bache (now called Beach Street) was named after this family. They had 
five children, Leonard, Helen, Anne Bache, Sarah, and Theophylact, 
who was the last male member of the family bearing the surname of 
Lispenard. He married at Quebec, in 1825, Mary Ann Reeves^ and died 
leaving three daughters, whose names were Helen, Julia, and Esther. 

Helen Roosevelt Lispenard, daughter of Anthony Lispenard and 
Sarah Barclay his wife, married in 1792 her cousin, Paul Richard Bache, 
son of Theophylus Bache. Sarah Barclay Bacne, daughter of Paul 
Richard Bache and Helen his wife, married Richard Montgomery Liv- 
ingston, of Red Hook, N. Y. 

Sarah Lispenard, daughter of Anthony Lispenard and Sarah Barclay 
his wife, married, January 27, 1803, Alexander L. Stewart, of New York. 

Charles Stewart, of Hunterdon County, N. J., the first ancestor, came 
from Ireland to America in 1750, and was commissioned by Congress, 
June 18, 1777, as Commissary of Issues in the Army of the United 
States, and served as such during the Revolutionary War. He was the 
male representative of his grandfather, a Scottish officer of dragoons, 
and was wounded in the battle of the Boyne, fighting under William III. 
At a later date he made his home in Donegal County, Ireland. Alexan- 
der L. Stewart, born May 31, 1775, was the seventh child of a younger 
brother of Charles, whose name was Robert, and he was the grandson of 
Robert Stewart, of Londonderry, who died in 1785. 

Helen Lispenard Stewart, daughter of Alexander L. Stewart and 
Sarah Lispenard his wife, born February 28, 1805, married in 1823 
James Watson Webb, of New York. 

Their children were: I. Robert Stewart Webb, born August 12, 
1824, who married first, April, 1849, Mary Van Home Clarkson, and 
had Robert S. , who died unmarried, September, 1870. II. Helen Ma- 
tilda Webb, born in 1827, married, in i860, N. Denison Morgan, and 
had Robert. III. Catherine Louisa Webb, born December 14, 1830, 
married, August 17, 1859, James G. Benton, and had Mary Louisa, born 
June 4, i860, married, September 4, 1890, Dr. William Norwood Suter, 
U.S.A. James Watson Benton, U.S.A., born January 24, 1864, married, 
October 2, 1890, Sarah Wharton, daughter of Colonel Guy V. Henry, 
U.S.A. IV. Watson Webb, born November 10, 1833, married, June, 
1866, Mary Parsons, and died December 3, 1876. Issue: Francis Par- 
sons Webb, Helen Lispenard Webb, and Elizabeth Newton Webb. V. 
Alexander S. Webb, born February 15, 1835, married, November 28, 
1855, Anna Remsen, and had several children, among whom was Helen 
Lispenard Webb, who married, May 11, 1887, John Alexander, and had 
Helen Lispenard Alexander. 

General Webb, who served with credit during the War of the Rebell- 
ion, is now President of the College of the City of New York. 

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A?itoine L'Espenard, the French Huguenot. 


Mary Jordan Stewart, daughter of Alexander L. Stewart and Sarah 
Lispenard his wife, married, February 14, 1826, Stephen Hogeboom 
Webb, who died March 14, 1873, at Jacksonville, Fla. They had nine 
children, among whom were Lispenard Stewart, Mary Stewart, Stephania 
Louisa, Stephen Hogeboom, and Virginia Garland, born August 19, 
1839, and married Robert Allen Forsyth, and had Robert Allen, Jr., and 
Louisa Trevor, who married, July 3, 1889, Henry Russell Drowne, the 
able secretary of the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society of 
New York. 

Sarah A. Stewart, another daughter of Alexander L. Stewart and 
Sarah Lispenard his wife, married first, January 17. 1825, John Skillman, 
who died June 16, 1S54. Issue : Lispenard Stewart, born in New York, 
November 20, 1825, and married, November 16, 1859, Mary Horton. 
Sarah Amelia Stewart, born May 1 1, 1862, and Robert Lispenard Stewart, 
born February 7, 1866, were their children. Mary (Horton) Stewart, 
widow of Lispenard Stewart, married, secondly, Charles O. Andrus, of 


Roselle, N. J. Sarah A. Stewart, widow of John Skillman, married, 
secondly, September 24, 1 S3 5, her second-cousin, Rev. Charles Samuel 
Stewart, late Chaplain U.S.N. Her son and daughter, by Act of Legis- 
lature, took the name of Stewart. There were no children by this second 
marriage. . Colonel C. S. Stewart is a son of Rev. C. S. Stewart by his first 
marriage, but he, with his sister and younger brother, were brought up 
with the children of their father's second wife. 

It is said that the two sets of children have always felt and acted as 
brothers and sisters, and their true relationship has ever been a puzzle 
to many persons. 

Sarah Lispenard Stewart, daughter of John Skillman and Sarah A. 
his wife, married, June 15, 1S51, Elihu Phinney, of Cooperstown, N. Y., 
who died September 20, 1S92, in the seventieth year of his age. The 
residents of Cooperstown hold in grateful remembrance his faithful ser- 
vices as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church there, and he was 
widely known as a Christian gentleman. Surviving him are his widow 
and one son, Alexander Stewart Phinney. 

Lispenard Stewart, son of Alexander L. Stewart and Sarah Lispenard 
his wife, born in New York, August 9, 1S09, married, June 4, 1834, 

jj5 Antoine L' Espenard, the French Huguenot. [J u b'» 

first, Louisa Stephania Salles, and had Louisa Stephania Stewart, born in 
Paris, France, May 21, 1S36, married, May 21, 1861, John B. Trevor. 
Issue : Helen, who died in 1864, and Henry G. The second daughter 
of Lispenard Stewart and Louisa his wife was Sarah Lispenard Stewart, 
born April 9, 1837. married, April 20, 1864, Frederick Graham Lee. 
Issue : Graham Stewart Lee, born February 22, 1865, died March 6, 
1869; Maud Stewart Lee, born September 1, 1870, unmarried. 

Louise Stephania Stewart, wife of Lispenard Stewart, died September 
7, 1867. Lispenard Stewart married, secondly, December 22, 1847, 
Mary Rogers Rhinelander. Issue : William Rhinelander Stewart, born 
December 3, 1852, married, November 5, 1879, Annie Armstrong. Their 
children were Muriel, who died in 1884, Anita, and William R. Lispe- 
nard Stewart, another son of Lispenard Stewart and Mary Rogers Rhine- 
lander his wife, born July 19, 1855, served in the Senate of this State. 
Mary Rhinelander Stewart, daughter of Lispenard Stewart and Mary 
Rogers Rhinelander his wife, born March 3, 1859, married, April 25, 
1883, Frank Spencer Witherbee, and had Lispenard Stewart, born in 
1886, and Evelyn Spencer, born 1889. 

Eliza (or Elvia) Stewart, daughter of Alexander L. Stewart and 
Sarah Lispenard his wife, born March, 1812, died unmarried, February 
22, 1 866. Amelia Barclay, another daughter of Alexander L. Stewart 
and Sarah Lispenard his wife, born November 6, 18 14, died single, 
April 14, 1826. Matilda Wilson Stewart, third daughter of Alexander 
L. Stewart and Sarah Lispenard his wife, born February 6, 1816, mar- 
ried, September 4, 1838, Herman C. Leroy. She died in New York, 
April 8, 1856. Issue : Alice (or Elsie) Lispenard, who died unmarried 
in 1836; and Herman Stewart Leroy, who married Clementina Morgan. 

In a communication recently received from Charles Pryer, resident of 
New Rochelle, and historiographer in 1886 of the American Numismatic 
and Archaeological Society of New York, it is reported that many of the 
old grave-stones, which in early days marked the burial-places of gen- 
erations of the Lispenards, have been removed from their positions, 
and now form portions of walls or fences of present proprietors in New 

Note. — The author of this paper tenders his thanks to Mrs. Elihu Phinney, Col- 
onel C. Seaforth Stewart, Mr. Andrew J. Robertson, Mrs. Edith R. Cleveland, Dr. 
Gouverneur M. Smith, Mrs. Howard McCandlish, and Henry Russell Drowne, for 
valuable assistance rendered in the form of genealogical information taken from 
Jamily records. 

To the publishers of " Memorial History of New York," thanks are also expressed 
for the small electrotypes obtained by their permission. 

1 893. J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. \\j 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XXIV., p. 78, of The Record.) 


Sept. 5. Jan de Lanoy, Maria Abraham. 

8. Andrew Meyer, Su- Helena, 
sanna Macfedrik. 

Nicolaas Rooseveld, Gerardiis 

Catharina Comfort. Comfort. 

Simon Brestede, An- Johannes, 

genietje Kierstede. Jacobus. 

15. Bernardiis H a r si n , Johannes. 
Sara Meyer. 
Pieter B r o u w e r , Elisabet. 
Elisabet Quakken- 
29. Pieter Canon, Maria Catharina. 
L 11 c a s Kierstede, Johannes. 

Marytje Rykman. 
John Hart, Cornelia Cornelia. 
Octob. 6. Myndert Schuyler, Elisabet. 
Elisabet Wessels. 

Johannes Zenker, Johannes. 
Anneke Lynssen. 

10. Pieter Hofman, Eva. 

Catharina Ben?. 
13. Pieter Loosie, Antje Harmen. 

Thomas Warner, Willem. 

Bregje Aalstyn. 

Jacob Phenix, Maria Johannes. 

Oct. 13. Pieter Van Deiirsen, Pieter. 

Maria Hildriths. 


Abraham de Lanoy, Jan- 
netje Roome, syn h. v. 

Johannes Meyer, Catha- 
rina Macfedrix, h. v. 
van Robert Livingston. 

Pieter Burger & Elisabet 
Burger, h. v. van Alex- 
ander Phenix. 

Johannes Varik, Anna 
Maria Elsworth, Wed. 
van Jan Brestede, 
J a c o b 11 s Kierstede, 
Elisabet Van Dam, syn 
h. v. 

Francis Bradt, Vrouwtje 
Meyer, syn h. v. 

Willem Wynands, Claasje 
Broiiwer, j. d. 

Johannes Schermerhoorn, 
Sara Canon, syn h. v. 

Jacobus Rykman, Geertje 
Ariaanse, syn h. v. 

Jacobus Jansen, Mar- 
gareta Fyn, syn h. v. 

Andries Brestede, Anna 
Brestede, Wed e van 
Nicolaas Roosevelt. 

Frederik Becker, Catha- 
rina Moulin, h. v. van 
Johan. Pieter Zenger. 

Johannes Remi, Eva 
Catharina Shier, j. d. 

Harmen Andriesse, Antje 
Reverse, syn h. v. 

Abraham Aalstyn, 
Marretje Jansen, syn 
h. v. 

Gerardiis Phenix, Su- 
sanna Le Chaveljere, 
h. v. van Johannes 

Joseph Hildriths, Maria 
Van Deiirsen, j. d. 

1 I S Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


17. Willem Peerse, Anna Hendrik. 
Van de water. 

Jacob Webbers, Mar- Elisabet. 

grietje de Riemer. 
Johannes Appel, Jan Wilkes. 

Maria Wilkes. 
24. Petrus Louw, Rachel Elisabet. 

31. Mattheus Slegt, Fem- Tryntje. 

metje Clock. 
Adam Koning, An- Annaatje. 

naatje Dey. 
John Man, Anna Maria. 

Jacobus Van Norden, Jacobus. 

Cristy-ntje Zabrisco. 
Nov. 3. Joost Pawling, Su- Petrus. 

sanna White. 
William Brown, Lea William. 


Jacob Slover, Sara Daniel. 

Van der Enden. 
Henry Braisier, Abi- Henricus. 

gael Parcel. 

Willem de Peyster, Abraham. 
Margrietje Roose- 
Cornells Van der Marthen, ge- 
Hoeve, Annatje boren 19 

Koning. Octob. 

7. Johannes Brouwer, Antje. 
Susanna Droljet. 

10. Gysbert Uitten- Catharina. 

bogard, Catharina 

24. Abraham Ben sen, Timotheiis. 

Annatje Tillv. 

Dec. 1. Johannes Koning, Rachel. 
Anna Revo. 
5. Theodorus Van Catharina. 
Wyck, Helena 
Hendrik Albrag, Hendrik. 
Anna Merk. 


Hendrik Van de Water, 
Tan n eke Bokee, Wed. 
van Hendrik Peerse. 

Isaak de Riemer, Elisa- 
bet de Key, j. d. 

Johannes Poel, Catharina 
Wilkes, j. d. 

Nicolaas Roosevelt, Mar- 
garietje Louw, j. d. 

Marten Clock, Nellie 
Clock, j. d. 

Isaak Koning, Geertje 
Hertje, syn h. v. 

Jan Van Aernam, Claasje 
Benson, syn h. v. 

Johannes Hoppe, Maria 
Van Norden, syn h. v. 

Alexander Porbush, 
Catharina Forbush, j. d. 

Thomas Thomassen. 
Maria Schouten, Wed e 
van Urbaniis Thomas- 

Daniel Van Deursen, 
Lea Hertje, syn h. v. 

John Braisier, Maria Vre- 
land, h. v. van Abra- 
ham Peltro. 

Jan Roosevelt, Maria 
Roosevelt, j. d. 

Samuel Hopson, Elisabet 
Koning, syn h. v. 

Everardiis Brouwer, Cor- 
nelia de Lanoy, svn 
h. v. 

Johannes Paulusse, Apo- 
lonia Uittenbogard, h. 
v. van Cornells Terp. 

Jacobus Davi, Elisabet 
Biirger. W'ed e v. Timo- 
theus Tilly. 

Arien Koning, Rachel 
Peek, s\ v n h. v. 

Abraham Van Wyck, 
Helena Van Wyck, j. d. 

fohannes Mikly, 
House, j. d. 


l %93-\ Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. iig 






Johannes Van Wyck, 
Elisabet Boiiman. 


Leonard Lispenard, 


Elsje Rutgers. 


Will em Elsworth, 
junior, Marytje 
Van Gromme. 



Johannes de Windt, 
Anna Kermer. 


W i 1 1 e m Curelius, 


Elisabet Vreden- 



Josiia Slydel, Elisa- 
bet Jansen. 


Cornells Dyckman, 


Geertje Prys. 





Johannes Gilbert, 
Tjaatje Van Keu- 



Henriciis Brevoort, 
Catharina de 


Willem Caar, Annatje 



Michiel Smith, Maria 



A 1743- 



. Baltus Heyer, Sara 



. Robberd Livingston, 
Maria Thong. 



Willem Heyer, Fytje Annatje. 
Waldron. Janneke. 

Arent Toers, An- Antje. 

natje Spier. 
Pieter Band, Junior, Petrus. 

Catlvntje Meyer. 
Jan de Boog.Vrouwtje Elisabet. 



Theodorus Van Wyck, 
Helena Van Wyck, j. d. 

Jacob Abramse, Magda- 
lena Lispenard, svn 
h. v. 

Abel Hardenbroek, An- 
natje Elsworth, syn h. v. 

Nicolaas Kermer, Aaltje 

Sebring, syn h. v. 
Willem C a r o 1 i u s , 


syn h. v. 
Samuel Bell, Bregje 

Aalstyn, h. v. van 

Thomas Warner. 
Joris Dyckman, Cata- 

lyntje Iedesse, syn h. v. 

Hasaal Van Keuren, 
Margrietje Van Keu- 
ren, j. d. 

Jacob Harsin, Jacomyntje 
Boke, syn h. v. 

Johannes Vredenburg, 
Antje Huyke, Wed e 
van Antony Caar. 

Jacob Lang, Barbara 
Hollewege, Wed. van 
Melchert Smith. 

Petriis Heyer, Sara 
Heyer, j. d. 

John Livingston, Catha- 
rina de Peyster, syn 
h. v. 

Walter Heyer, Margareta 
Van de Water, h. v. van 
Frederik Heyer, Hen- 
drik Bogart, Cornelia 
de Graaiiw, syn h. v. 

Cornells Dideriks, Antje 
Roos, syn h. v. 

Jacob Band, Elisabet 
Band, j. d. 

Walter Heyer, Jannetje 
Stymets, Wed e . van 
Jan Heyer. 

120 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church m New Fork. [July, 

A° 1743- oudeks. 

Johan Matthys Ott, 
Maria Philippina 

Gerrit Wouterse, Jan- 
netje Van der Beek. 





26. Jacob Tremper, Anna 


Maria Peffer. 

Johannes Lam, Chris- 


tina Lent. 

Pieter Band, Helena 

Dirk Bensen 

Ben sen. 

2. Willem Laton, Mar- 


grietje Ketelhiiyn. 

9. Simson Bensen, Jan- 


netje Ament. 

Thomas Seamoiir, 


Ariaantje Elsworth. 

Gerrit Cozyn, 


Theuntje Heyer. 

Henricus Wit veld, 


Jannetje Cregier. 

Simon Johnson, Mar- 


gareta Van Home. 

Dirk Ten Eyck, Mar- 


ritje Roome. 

24. Johannes Remse, 


Elisabeth Brestede. 

Barend Brad, Maria 



Johannes Bas, Elsje 
Van Iveren. 

27. Elberd Haering, 
Elisabet Bogaart. 
Maert 2. Marten B o g a r t , 
Christina Persel. 


Pieter Andriesse, 

Cornelia Homes. 
Willem Swansin, 

Hesther Van Nor- 

O 1 p h e r t Roseveld, 

Elisabeth Loiins- 







Christiaan Stouber, 
Catharina C 1 o u w e n , 
Wed e . van Philip Mels- 

Michiel Michielse, Elisa- 
bet Van der Voor, syn 
h. v. 

Johannes Peffer, Anna 
Maria Curcelius, j. d. 

Joris Lam, Henrica 

Meyer, syn h v. 
, Dirk Bensen, Catlyntje 
Boekee, syn h. v. 

Jacob Koning, Marytje 
Koning, Wed e . van Jan 

Pieter Ament, Elisabet 
Tienhoven, syn h. v. 

William Ludlow, Elisa- 
bet Elsworth, j. d. 

Jan Cozyn, Cornelia 
Heyer," j. d. 

Dennes Higgs, Marytje 
Witveld, syn h. v. 

D r Archibald Fisher, 
Catharina Johnson, h. 
v. van Joseph Royal. 

Johannes Elsworth, 
Hester Roome, syn h. v. 

Rem Remsse, Catharina 
Berrien, z. h. v. 

Jan Rivers, Dievertje 
Wessels, h. v. v. Isaac 

Abraham Perscel, Jan- 
netje Van Iveren, z. 
h. v. 

Cornelis Bogaard, Cor- 
nelia Ver Diiin, z. h. v. 

Hendrik Van G e 1 d e r . 
Annetje Van der Voort, 
z. h. v. 

Andries Van Albadi, An- 
natje Montagne, z. h. v. 

Aarnoud Haren, Jan- 
netje Haren, j. d. 

Joh s Roseveld, Aaltje 
Sjoert, h. v. v. Jeremia 

1 893. J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. 1 2 1 

A 1743- 





Charles Smith, Cor- Elisabeth. 

nelia Wilkesse. 
Johannes Van Varik, Johannes. 

Anna Maria Bres- 

Thomas Jacobs, Rem. 

Maria Jacobs. 

(Beide belangende 

aan Gerardus Beek- 

Lucas Van Ranst, Pieter. 

Elisabeth Beek- 

Maart 30. Nicolaas Kermer, Nicolaas. 

Aaltje Sebring. 
Johannes Van Zant, Constantia. 

Maria Lynch. 
Richard Pattit, Pieternella. 

Wyntje Brouwer. 
Johannes Peers, Sara. 

Marvtje Tibouwt. 
Abraham Elbertse, Charles. 

Rachel Aartse. 
Johannes Elswort. Johanna. 

Hester Rome. 
Isaac Rykman, En- Isaak. 

geltje Nieuwkerk. 

Johannes Ryfenier, Johannes. 
Anna Maria Miller. 

Albartus Tibouwt, Cornelia. 





Cornelia Bogard. 
20. Johannes Rem mi, 
C h r i s t i n a Cor- 
Petnis Bogard, Tan- 
neke Paers. 

Benjamin Schoed, 

Dood,* Elisabeth 


27. Thomas Eardon, 

Margrietje Gilbert. 

1. Jan A p p el , Frina 

12. Benjamin Kierstede, 
Jenneke Blom. 








Joh s Poel, C a t h a r i n a 
Wilkesse, j. d. 

Abraham Van Varik, Jo- 
hanna Van Varik, j. d. 

Jacob Mat teg es, Sara 
Jacobs. (Beide be- 
langende aan David 

Cornelis Van Ranst, Sara 

Kierstede, Wed. v. P r . 

v. Ranst. 
Hendrik Kermer, Rachel 

Gerrits, z. h. v. 
Wynant Van Zant, Con- 
stantia Lynch, j. d. 
Jacob Brouwer, Pieter- 
nella Montesye, z. h. v. 
James T ucker, Maria 

Woertendyk, z. h. v. 
Charles Berry, Maria 

Hoist, Wed. v. Wilse. 
Theophilus Elswort, Jo- 
hanna Hardenbroek. 
Abraham Van Vlek, 

Marytje Rykman, h. v. 

v. Lucas Kierstede. 
Adam Staat, Maria Catha- 

rina Miller, h. v. v. 

Jacob Graaf. 
Cornelis Bogard, Cornelia 

Ver Duin, z. h. v. 
Christoffel Snyder, Anna 

Maria Simons, h. v. v. 

Willem Laurens. 
Cornelis Bogard, Tan- 

neke Bokee, Wed. v. 

Hend k . Paers. 
Jan Bogard, Antje Peek, 

z. h. v. 

Willem Gilbert, Jannetje 

Van Zant, h. v. v. John 

Jan Sterier, Hanna 

Hoeser, j. d. 
Arie Koning, Ju r ., Rachel 

Kierstede, z. h. v. 

* Translation, deceased. 

122 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


Teiinis Somerendyk, Sara. 
Catharina Stoiit. 
15. Isaac Charderine, Isaac. 
Anna Caar. 
Jan Van Hoorn, Margrietje. 
Celia Hart. 

18. Jacobus Bleker, Riitger. 
Abeltje Lispinard. 

H e n r i c 11 s Kip, Jacobus. 
Helena Loiiw. 

23. Johannes Meyer, Annetje. 
Aaltje Rome. 

Jan Exeen, Maria Willera. 


Harmanus Rutgers. Hendrik. 
Juno r, Elisabet 
Juny 1. Johannes Van Vleck, Abraham. 
Nellitje Kip. 

5. Francis Barre, Aaltje Annetje. 
12. D° Isaak dii Bois, Helena. 
Margareta Nicoll. 

Jacobus Stoutenbiirg, Johannes. 
Maria Turk. 

15. Abraham Paltro, Martha, 

Marytje Vreeland. Elisabet. 

Burger Van Iveren, Cornelia. 

Catharina Childs. 
John Minthorne. Jan- Philip. 

netje Elsworth. 

19. Richard Kip, Maria Johannes. 


22. John Marshal, Elsje John. 

26. Isaak Bradt, Magda- Isaak. 

lena Smith. 

Isaak Somerendyk, Sara 

Van Norden, z. h. v. 
Abraham Bokee, Maria 

Caar, z. h. v. 
J o r i s Van Hoorn, 

Teuntje Pieters, Wed e 

v. Arien Bogart. 
Edward Collin, Maria 

Diiiking, h. v. v. David 

Johannes Kip, Catharina 

Kip, Wed. v. Abr m 

Willem Rome, Margrietje 

Gerbrants, h. v. v. 

Thomas Ellis. 
Alexander Fenix, Elisa- 
beth Burgers, z. h. v. 

des selfs. 

Hendrik Rutgers, Catha- 
rina de Peyster, svn 
h. v. 

Samuel Kip, Maria Kip, 
Wed e . van Abraham 
Van Vleck. 

Victoor Bicker, Jun r . , 
Annetje Turk, syn h. v. 

Gualteriis du Bois, Ju- 
nior, Elisabet dii Bois, 
j. d. 

Isaak Stoiitenburg, An- 
neke Daly, syn h. v. 

Johannes Cregier, An- 
natje Wessels, j. d. — 
Willem de Peyster, 
Margery Play, j. d. 

Francis Childs, Cornelia 
Viele, syn h. v. 

Philip Minthorne, An- 
neke Minthorne, h. v. 
van John Man,Jun r . 

Willem Ellis, Jenneke 
Ellis, h. v. van Abra- 
ham Day. 

John Provoost, Eva Rut- 
gers, syn h. v. 

Samuel Woodside, An- 
natje Bradt, h. v. van 
John Meisnard. 

I S93. ] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Aew York. 123 






Henriciis Van de 
Water, Sara de 




Johannes Kip, Cor- 
nelia Daily. 


Cornells Brouwer, 


Hester Bodin. 

Everardiis Brouwer, 


Cornelia de Lanoy. 

Jacob Pieterson, Sara 




Jeremia Roger, Isa- 
bella Printup. 



Johannes Peek, 
Maria Douns. 



Tohn Anderson, 


Vrouwtje Pietersen. 

20. Filken B o li r d e t 
Fleetwood. M a r - 
grietje Cregier. 

Philip Minthorne, 
Johanna Ral. 

Jacob Abramse, Mag- 
dalena Lispenard. 

24. Cornells Turk, Catha- 
rina Van Tilbiirg. 


3 1 

July 31. 

Ausr. 10. 

Frans Franse, Neger 
Van Harmanus 
Van Gelder, Elisa- 
bet Bickers, Nege- 
rin Van Gelyn Ver 

Johannes Hanssen, 
Margrietje Kip. 

John Montagne, 
Marytje Dally. 

H e 11 d r i k Daniel, 
Anna Maria 

Johan Pieter Kempel, 
Juliana Bergh. 

Johannes Brevoordt, 
Lousa Kockeltal. 







Albertiis Van de Water, 
Aafje Ringo, Wed 1 -', van 

Willem Van de Water. 
Samuel Kip. Cornelia 

Van Gelder, Wed e . van 

Philip Dally. 
Pieter Brouwer, Maria 

Canon, h. v. van Eveit 

Abraham de Lanoy, Jan- 

netje Roome, syn h. v. 
Salomon Day, Dorothe 

Haal, syn h. v. 
Abraham Oiiderkerk, 

Maria Printup, svn 

h. v. 
John Douns, Christina 

Huson, h. v. van Hen- 
riciis Peek. 
Willem Bogaart, Marytje 

Anderson, h. v. van 

Thomas Pix. 
Martinus Cregier, An- 

natje Cregier, h. v. van 

Victoor Bicker. 
Johannes Ral, Aaltje Bas, 

svn h. v. 
Abraham Abramse, Abi- 

gael Lispenard, h. v. 

van Jacobus Bleecker. 
Hendrik Turk, Claasje 
Van Schaik, h. v. van 

Johannes Graaf. 
Jan Herns, Neger Van 
Antony Rutgers, Anna 

Claasse, Negerin. 

Jacob Kip, Engeltje Pels, 
syn h. v. 

Johannes Montagne, An- 
neke Dally, h. v. van 
Isaak Stoutenbiirg. 

Maria Mag- Johannes Adolphiis Otter- 


burg, Maria Elisabet 

Nering, j. d. 
Willem Laurens, Anna 

Maria Simon, syn h. v. 
Isaak Van Hoek", Aafje 

Van Schayk, syn h. v. 

1 24 Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


14. Thomas de Lamon- Johannes. 

tagne, Rebecca 

15. Johannes Aalstyn, Johannes. 

Cathalina Rapalje. 
21. Joseph de Voe, Sara Abel. 
Abraham Bokee, Annetje. 
Maria Kaar. 

31. Gerardiis Beekman, Jacobus. 
Maria Beekman. 

Samuel Broiiwer, Daniel. 

Maria Herte. 
Sept. 4- Jacob Broiiwer, Jacob. 

Maria de Lanoy. 
Benjamin Moor, Anna. 

Vrouwtje Meyer. 

7. John Lesly, Maria Elisabeth. 
Adam Koning, Maria Johannes. 

11. Adolf Bras, Maria Gerrit. 

18. Jan de Lanoy, Maria Helena. 

14. Brand Schuiler. Mar- Catharina. 

garita Van Wyk. 

Oct. 2. P i e t e r Van Brtfg Catharina. 
Livingston, Maria 
5. Henriciis Peek, Catharytje. 
Carstina Heusten. 

Jan Willemse, Jan- Jan. 
netje Van de Water. 

1 2. Jacobus Van Home, Johannes. 

Margareta B.tyard. 

16. Abraham Leeiiw, Maria. 
Elisabeth Cregier. 

Willem Van Dears- Abraham, 
sen, Catharina Gil- Liicrecia, 
bert. tweelingen. 


Vincent Mon tagne. 
Catharina Harta, j. d. 

Ares Remsen, Jannetje 
Rapalje, syn h. v. 

Barent Bos, Aafje Briiyn, 
syn h. v. 

Alexander Phenix, An- 
netje Hiiyke, Wed , 
van Antony Kaar. 

Willem de Peyster, Elisa- 
beth de Peyster, Wed e . 
van Abr m Boele. 

Daniel Brouwer, Maria 
Brouwer, j. d. 

Everardiis Brouwer, Cor- 
nelia de Lanoy, z. h. v. 

Edward Man, Aaltje 
Rome, h. v. v. Joh s 

Benjamin Oelders, Elisa- 
beth Staef. 

Joh s Letzen, Maria Ko- 
n i n g , Wed e . v. J a n 

Gerrit Roos, Ursela 
Aarendse, z. h. v. 

Hercules Krankheid, Lea 
Krankheid, j. d. 

Abraham Van Wyk, 
Catharina Provoost, z. 
h. v. 

William Alexander, Elisa- 
beth Alexander, j. d. 

Adam D o p s , Catryntje 
Hellake, h. v. v. Joh s 

Daniel Willemse, Sara 
Burger, h. v. v. Baltiis 

Samuel Bayard. & z. h. v. 
Margritje Van Cort- 

Jurrie Leeiiw, Maria 
Wed. v. Jac s V. Gies- 

Abraham Van Deiirssen, 
Liicretia Bogardiis, z. 
h. v. Pieter V. Deiirs- 
sen, Anneke V. Deiirs- 
sen, j. d. 

1 893 -J Peter Alricks, of the Amsterdam Colony. I2 r 


By George Hannah. 

When gathering records of American families whose ancestors came 
to this country in colonial days, the faithful biographer will often discover 
vexatious evidence of past and present indifference to the preservation 
and proper care of family documents and memorials. Now when in- 
creased interest in these early records has been aroused, it will be found 
that much important material has been destroyed or lost. For much of 
this new interest, credit is due to societies recently organized by descend- 
ants of early settlers, and of soldiers in the Revolutionary War, whose 
object is the preservation of the memory of those who established the 
American colonies, and of those who fought for independence. 

Next to local research in the State of New York, none in the United 
States is more rewarding and interesting than in the beautiful region once 
occupied by the Amsterdam Colony, and in the adjacent country. The 
records of that colony are in Amsterdam and are not readily accessible. 
The Newcastle County records of the early years of the proprietorship of 
William Penn are missing — a very serious loss. Church records of births, 
marriages, and deaths, in early times, are either lost or are very imperfect, 
and even the graves of most of the early settlers have disappeared, some 
of the oldest burying-grounds being either abandoned, or appropriated 
for the dead of recent years. 

The latest Holland progenitor of the Alricks family in America is said 
to have been Claes Alricks. This statement has not been verified, but he 
was probably a citizen of Groeningen, and had at least two sons, one 
being Jacob Alricks, Director of the Amsterdam Colony, 1 657-1 659, and 
another, name unknown, who was the father of Peter Alricks, founder of 
the Alricks family in this country. 

The city of Amsterdam had loaned money to the West India Com- 
pany toward the expense of the expedition for the reduction of New 
Sweden, and in settlement of this indebtedness the West India Company 
ceded to the city of Amsterdam the land on the south side of the Dela- 
ware River from Christina Creek to the ocean, and extending back into the 
country to the land of the Minquas. This cession was ratified by the 
States General in 1656. The government of the colony was vested in 
forty commissioners to reside in Amsterdam, by whom Jacob Alricks was 
appointed Director and Commissary-General. A formal conveyance of the 
land acquired by the city of Amsterdam was made by Peter Stuyvesant to 
Jacob Alricks in April, 1657, and in the same month he took possession 
at Fort Casimir, on the South or Delaware River, the keys being handed 
to him by the retiring Director, John Paul Jaquet, and the name of the 
fort was changed to New Amstel. 

A number of colonists and soldiers had come over with Jacob Alricks, 
and later in the same year nearly four hundred more colonists came 
from Holland in company with Dominie Everardus Welius, who had 
been commissioned by the Classis of Amsterdam to take charge of the 
congregation on the Delaware River. Jacob Alricks was appointed an 
elder. At this period the prospects of the Amsterdam Colony seemed 

I2 6 Peter A /ricks, of the Amsterdam Colony. [July, 

bright, but its affairs were really not in a prosperous or sound condition, 
owing partly to the lack of proper support by the Burgomasters of Am- 
sterdam, who found it difficult to sustain their colony ; and partly to har- 
assing acts of the English, who, Alricks wrote, " want us to move away or 
submit to their rule." In January, 1658, Alricks informed Stuyvesant of 
the death " of my beloved and dear wife, who on January 6th, went piously 
to rest in the Lord." In 1659 there were excessive rains, which ruined 
the crops and caused great distress in the colony, and later in the same 
year an epidemic still further afflicted them, one of the victims being the 
good pastor Welius. No successor to Welius was sent by the Classis, and 
in a letter written by Alricks shortly before his death he mentions, among 
special needs, that of a minister, "so that the congregation now here 
collected may not come all at once to grow wild." 

Jacob Alricks died December 30, 1659, and in accordance with his will 
Alexander d'Hinojossa was made his provisional successor. In a letter 
dated January 14, 1660, William Beeckman wrote to Peter Stuyvesant that 
Hinojossa had established himself "somewhat sharply and harshly, seizing 
papers and making charges of mal-adminislration against his prede- 
cessor." The charges were, however, not sustained, and in a letter 
dated December 9, 1660, Stuyvesant refers to Hinojossa as having "a 
haughty and insolent character, doing nothing else than defaming the 
late Director Alricks, while paying little or no attention to orders for the 
maintenance of proper justice." In another letter Stuyvesant refers to 
the late Hon. Jacob Alricks as "a man of discreet character." 

Jacob Alricks left no issue. His grave is in the burying-ground of 
Old Drawyers Church, and a few years ago was marked by a tombstone 
which has now disappeared. 

Peter Alricks came from Holland, in 1657, with despatches to his 
uncle, Jacob Alricks, Director of the Amsterdam Colony on the Dela- 
ware, then called South River. He engaged in trade, and in 1660 he 
was appointed Commandant there by the Provisional Director. Later he 
was given the exclusive privilege of trading with the Indians from the 
point now called Bombay Hook to Cape Henlopen. He was very suc- 
cessful as a trader, and managed to retain his privilege under English as 
well as Dutch rule. July 3, 1664, it is recorded that " Peter Alricks 
arrived at New Amsterdam from the South river with a cargo of goods 
worth about twenty-five or thirty thousand guilders." Not being a citizen 
in the jurisdiction of the West India Company, objection was made to his 
selling his goods there. The Council found that he came as an officer of 
the Amsterdam Colony, and did not seek to trade his goods for others, 
but to obtain for them cattle for said colony which was permitted. 
Dankers* and Sluyter in their journal of travel in this country, in 1 679— 
1680. state that under Dutch rule, prior to the English occupation of 
1664, Peter Alricks had been appointed by the "Lords Burgomasters of 
Amsterdam chief of their cargoes and storehouse in respect of the trade 
with the Indians, and was at the head of their office on the South river, 
and he also traded with the West India islands and elsewhere." But he 
was something more than a trader : he was a man of affairs and very in- 

* journal of a voyage to New York and a tour through several of the American 
colonies in 1679-80, by Jaspar Dankers and Peter Sluyter. Translated from the 
original manuscript in Dutch for the Long Island Historical Society, and edited by 
Henry C. Murphy. Brooklyn, 1867, Svo. 

1 893. ] Peter Alricks, of the Amsterdam Colony. J27 

fiuential in the service of the community, as is indicated by his being 
selected, in 1 661, to negotiate peace with the aggressive English Governor 
of Maryland, and by the important offices held by him under Dutch, Eng- 
lish, and Proprietary rule. On the " Catalogue Alphabeticall of y e names 
of such inhabitants of New York as took the oath to bee true subjects to 
the King of Great Britain," when the English took possession in 16(14, 
his name appears, and it seems to have been his rule to promptly ac- 
knowledge the actual government, English or Dutch ; too promptly and 
energetically upon one occasion, for upon the second occupation by the 
English, in 1674, an order was issued reinstating all officers who were in 
the English service before the Dutch occupation, " except Peter Alricks, 
the Bailiffe, he having proferred himself to the Dutch at their first 
coming, of his own motion, and acted very violently as their chief officer 
ever since." At the English occupation of 1664 the estates of the prin- 
cipal Dutch officers had been confiscated and bestowed upon the English 
most active in the conquest. The estate and servants of Peter Alricks 
had been given to Arthur Stock. These checks were only temporary in 
their effects, and Peter Alricks was not a man to be discouraged by tem- 
poral adversity. He was a typical founder of a commonwealth, and his 
career on the Delaware was one of almost continuous prosperity and of 
high official trust. 

Beginning in 1664, when the property of Peter Alricks was confiscated 
by the English, we find that in 1665, Governor Richard Nicolls granted 
to him his former privilege of trading with the Indians on the Delaware ; 
he also received a pass to go to Delaware and Maryland without hin- 
drance, signed by the Governor. Eleven negro slaves, and other prop- 
erty which had been confiscated in 1664, were returned to him in 1668, 
with the Governor's approval. By a patent dated February 15, 1667— 
1668, the island in the Delaware called Matinneconk, and another 
smaller island near by, were granted by Governor Nicolls to " Peter Al- 
ricks his heirs and assigns forever, he paying therefor when demanded, 
four otto skins as quit rent." In the same year he was appointed on a 
commission to assist in forming an orderly government on the Delaware, 
and in 1670 Governor Lovelace commissioned him to assist in regulating 
public expenses there. These commissions indicate his high reputation 
for discretion and executive ability. In 1671 the sister of an Indian 
named Tashiowycans died from natural causes. The bereaved brother 
said, "The Manetto hath kdled my sister, I will go and kill the chris- 
tians "; so taking another w'rVu him he sallied forth and killed two Dutch- 
men, both being servants of Peter Alricks. The trial of these Indians, 
with the testimony of Peter Alricks and others, occupies much space in 
the records of that period. About 1671 most of the land now embraced 
in the city of Wilmington, in separate tracts, came into the possession of 
John Anderson Stalcop, Dr. Tymen Stidham, Jacob Vanderveer, Jean 
Paul Jaquet, and Peter Alricks, all residents at New Castle, or Fort 
Altona. In j 672 there was a plundering invasion from Maryland. Gov- 
ernor Lovelace wrote a protest to Governor Calvert, and sent orders to 
Captain John Carr, commander on the Delaware, by Peter Alricks, 
who, he wrote, "is hastening overland to secure his affairs there in 
this portending invasion, and to give his best help for the safeguard of 
the place and his Royal Highness' interest." About 1672 New Castle 
was made a corporation, to be governed by a Bailiff and six assistants, 

128 Peter Alricks, of the Amsterdam Co/onjy. U u b'> 

the Bailiff to be president with a double vote. The Dutch office 
of Schout was converted into that of Sheriff, to be chosen annually. 
Peter Alricks was Bailiff at this time. When the Dutch regained 
possession in 1673, he was appointed Schout and Commander on 
both sides of the Delaware, and, as already mentioned, he was charged 
with being overforward in changing his allegiance. He commanded 
there until the reoccupation by the English, when he was deprived 
of public employment. He was, however, too useful a man to be 
allowed to remain idle, and in 1675 he was appointed, with others, by 
Governor Andros to appraise land. July 24, 1676, among the Dela- 
ware patents sealed was one of 560 acres to Peter Alricks, which, in 
memory of his home in Holland, he named Groeningen. In 1677 and 
1680 he was commissioned Justice of the Peace, and his residence seems 
to have been at New Castle or oti Matinneconk Island until his death. 
Jaspar Dankers and Peter Sluyter, the Dutch travellers already quoted, 
visited New Castle in 1679, and in their journal they give an interesting 
account of the place. They met there, among others, Peter Alricks and 
his wife, who showed them much attention and tried to serve them in 
many ways. They give the following account of him : "We were put 
ashore when sailing up the Delaware on an island of Peter Alricks, 
who had given us a letter to a person living there, and working for him. 
Peter Alricks came to this country for the Lords Burgomasters of Am- 
sterdam, as chief of their cargoes and storehouses in respect of the trade 
with the Indians, and thus was at the head of their office on the South 
River. He did not occupy his place long, for the English shortly after- 
wards took the country and deprived him of all he had, yet he has re- 
mained here, gaining his livelihood by various means, and he seems to 
have gradually succeeded. He had a ketch made for the purpose of 
trading to the West India islands and elsewhere. He has a large family 
of children and others. He sought to render us as much service as he 
could, but for the things of grace he is not inclined. He is a mundane 
but not vicious. The Lord can use him as it pleases Him." This last 
phrase had no special application to Peter Alricks. It was a pious ejacu- 
lation or stock expression of the travellers, who were Labadist * mission- 
aries, and was applied by them to nearly every person of whom they gave 
a notice in their journal. 

William Penn arrived in New Castle in 1682, and among his first acts 
was the appointment of Justices of the Peace, Peter Alricks being one of 
them. He was reappointed in 1684, and ajj^ain in 1693. A grant of 1,473 
acres of land was made to him and confirmed in 1684. In that year he 

* The Labadists were a communistic body founded by a French Jesuit named 
Jean de Labadie. He abandoned the Jesuit order, and in 1650 joined the Reformed 
Church and entered the Protestant ministry. Not finding there full scope for his 
peculiar religious views, he organized a new sect for the purpose of attempting the 
"restoration of Apostolical religion on pietistic principles."' He died in 1674 at 
Altona, in Denmark, where he had gone, with his followers, for entire freedom in 
religious matters. His followers then returned to Holland and resolved upon colo- 
nization, first in Surinam, where the colony proved a complete failure, and then in the 
former Dutch dependency of New Netherland. Their agents, Jaspar Dankers and 
Peter Sluyter, secured a tract of land at the head of Chesapeake Bay, mostly in the 
present State of Maryland and partly in Delaware, which is still known as the 
"Labadie tract." This land, and the journal of Dankers and Sluyter, are the only 
existing memorials of the Labadists in this country, the mother church in Holland 
and its offshoot here having expired about the same time. 

1893 -J Peter Alricks, 0/ the Amsterdam Colony. [2 n 

was elected to the Provincial Council from New Castle, serving until 
1680, and again in 1696 and 1697. He was Judge in the Provincial 
Court from 1678 to 1696. 

An Indian deed to William Penn has been preserved, to "all the 
lands from Duck creek unto Chester creek, all along by the West side of 
the Delaware River, and so between the said creeks backwards as far as a 
man can ride in two days with a horse." The consideration was "gunns, 
tomahawks, powder, lead, Juice harps, beeds, molassis, tobacco, beer', 
etc. etc." The deed is dated at New Castle, second day of the eighth 
month, 1685, and was witnessed by Pieter Alricks and others. Fifty years 
later the following interesting attestation was executed and is on record : 

"Harmanus Alricks of the city of Philadelphia gent, grandson of 
Pieter Alricks, late of the County of New Castle on Delaware, gent, 
dece d . maketh oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, that 
he having viewed this writing indented, doth verily believe that the name 
Pieter Alricks, thereon endorsed as a witness to the signing, sealing and 
delivering thereof, by the several Indians within named, is the proper 
handwriting of him the said Pieter Alricks, for that the same appeareth 
exactly to agree with other of his handwriting in this deponent's custodv. 
Sworn at Philadelphia, the 21 st day of April A. D. 1735. 

Signed, Harm 1 : Alricks." 

In 16S7 Peter Alricks was assessed upon ,£1,471, value of land at 
New Castle. 

The prominent place held in the community by Peter Alricks is 
shown by the offices held by him, and is indicated by the part taken by 
him in public emergencies. The records of his time are very imperfect, 
important proceedings being referred to of which full accounts are not 
given. Many such references appear in the minutes of the Provincial 
Council of Pennsylvania. 

"At a councill held Philadelphia y e 29 th 6 th month, 1689, in re- 
gard to rumour, of danger from the French and Indians, whereupon 
Peter Alricks gave a historicall acount of y e proceedings of y e Mohawks 
in the year 1665, concluding he did not think they were any great num- 
ber or that there was cause to be affrayd of them." 

On the following occasion he appeared in a new official character, and 
apparently ready for active service : 

"At a Councill at New Castle y e 13 th 3 rd mo. 1690 Captain Peter 
Alricks came into y e Council Roome and presented to this Board a com- 
mission from Governor Penn to himself bearing date y e iS th 8 th month, 
1683, constituting him Comdr. in Chif. of y e towne and fort at New 
Castle, wch. was read ; and likewise he produced a paper of subscription 
of severall persons that had listed themselves to serve y e country upon 
any occasion of an enemies approach, wch. was likewise read." 

An illustration of the energy of Peter Alricks in whatever engaged his 
attention is given in the journal already quoted. 

" Matinneconk island," the journalists wrote, "which belonged to 
Peter Alricks had been made a pleasure ground and garden, he had built 
good houses, and sowed and planted it. He had also dyked and culti- 
vated a large piece of meadow or marsh from which he gathered more 

I -50 Peter Alricks, of the Amsterdam Colony. [J u b'» 

grain than from any land which had been made from woodland into till- 
able land." 

He was regular in his attendance at the meetings of the Provincial 
Council until 1696 and 1697, when, probably on account of failing 
health, his frequent absence is noted in the minutes. The record for 
May 20, 1697, is in the usual form : " Present, William Markham 
Governor, et omnibus membris except Peter Alricks." After that date his 
name appears no more upon the records. 

In a will executed by him at New Castle, January 25, 1694, he refers 
to himself as sick in body but of perfect mind and memory. His estate, 
consisting of plantations, negro slaves, horses, cattle, sheep, and house- 
hold goods, was bequeathed to his four sons, named in order of age, Sig- 
fridus, Harmanus, Jacobus, and Wessell, who were appointed his execu- 
tors. As no mention is made in the will of his wife, she was probably 
not living at that date. In regard to his slaves, his will has this provision : 
"And further it is my will that none of my said sons shall dispose of any 
of said negroes but unto one another." 

A full account of Peter Alricks cannot be written without an exami- 
nation of the papers relating to the Amsterdam Colony. What has been 
done for New York has not been done for Delaware, except in part, and 
so those important papers remain uncopied and untranslated in Amster- 
dam. Volume C of the New Castle County Records is missing, which 
contain the records of the early years of Penn's proprietorship, when the 
careers of Peter Alricks and his sons were conspicuous. In the various 
volumes of the Prothonotary of New Castle County, Delaware, his name 
is nearly always recorded as present at the sessions of the court. His 
name appears in many deeds and patents, and in the archives of the 
State of Delaware. Only seventeen wills or administrations in letter A 
are recorded in the Court House at Wilmington, the very first being an 
administration of Peter Alricks, which, however, has not been found after 
careful search. 

Old Drawyers Church, which has been mentioned, is situated near 
Odessa, New Castle County, Delaware. It seems to have derived its 
name irom Drawyers Creek, near which it stands, but whence the name 
Drawyers came is not on record. Drawyers Creek is a branch of Apo- 
quinimy Creek, a stream which is navigable from Odessa to Delaware 
River. Drawyers congregation was organized in 1698, and its first 
meeting-house was built in 171 1, but no records prior to 1732 have been 
preserved. In 1769 a fund was started for a new meeting-house, and 
Mrs. Mary Hill, a granddaughter of Peter Alricks, subscribed ^"100. 
Her brother, Feter Alricks, who subscribed ^"15, was made treasurer. 
The new meeting-house was a long time building, for in 1820 a legacy 
was left to complete it. It is a substantial brick structure, with a quaintly 
arranged interior, but is no longer used, and has a desolate appearance in 
its surrounding and somewhat neglected burying-ground. Jacob Alricks, 
first Director of the Amsterdam Colony, was buried there, but the stone 
which marked his grave a few years ago has disappeared. In her will, 
executed in 1776, Mrs. Mary Hill left ^35 to buy communion plate for 
Drawyers Church, her name to be inscribed upon it, and a like sum to 
buy communion plate, with the same inscription, for the Presbyterian 
Church in New Castle. Inside old Drawyers Church, on the left of the 
pulpit, is a mural tablet, inscribed : "The Church of the first Presbyterian 

1893-] Peter Alricks, of the Amsterdam Colony. j -> T 

Society of this Hundred, built A. D. 1773. Rev. Thomas Read, A.M., 
Pastor. This stone the gift of Mrs. Mary Hill. Serve the Lord with 
gladness." Another tablet, on the other side of the pulpit, is inscribed : 
"This site purchased in 171 1. First church built, 171 1. Rev. John 
Wilson, Pastor, 1708. Your fathers, where are they?" The Drawyers 
congregation have now a third meeting-house in Odessa. Nothing is 
known of the communion plate left to this Society by Mrs. Hill, nor of 
that left by her to the Presbyterian Society in New Castle. 

In 1742 seceders from Drawyers congregation organized another 
society, and built a meeting-house near the village of St. Georges, Del. 
That building has been demolished, and a new one erected in St. 
Georges. The burying-ground in which the first meeting-house stood 
is still used, and the following inscriptions were copied there : 

Samuel Alricks, 

died Dec. 1764, 

aged 77 years, 

Mary, wife of 

Samuel Alricks, 

and her baby, 

died October 27th, 1753, 

in the 22nd year of her age. 

" This dust beneath proclaims this solemn truth, 
Beauty is fading, frail the bloom of youth, 
Life's short, a span, a dream, an empty show, 
And all is fleeting vanity below. 
Thoughtless spectator, learn from hence to die ; 
Prepare, prepare for immortality ! 

No account has been found of any descendants of Sigfridus, the 
eldest son of Peter Alricks. 

Harmanus, the second son, died intestate in 1707 ; his wife, Mary, was 
appointed his administrator. 

Of Jacobus, the third son, the descendants are numerous : one son, 
Peter Sigfridus, who married Susanna Stidham, had twelve children, and 
from him several complete lines of descent can be made out to the present 
day, and other lines more or less imperfect. 

Wessell, the youngest son, had four children : Peter, Harmanus, Sig- 
fridus, and Martha, perhaps others. Wessell was prominent in the affairs 
of New Castle County, Delaware, and his name appears in many public 
records, where he is sometimes called goldsmith, and in other places, 
gentleman. In 1724 he complained that the ferry in the Delaware was 
very irregularly kept, and in July of that year Governor Keith granted a 
patent giving to " Wessell Alricks and his heirs the sole keeping of said 
ferry, also license to transport passengers, horses, cattle and goods over 
the Delaware from New Castle to Salem, within the bounds of New Castle, 
Kent and Sussex upon Delaware, for such fees, rewards, profits, benefits, 
perquisites and advantages, as may accrue during such time as the service 
shall be satisfactorily performed." He was Sheriff of New Castle County, 
and resigned that office in 1700 to Governor William Penn, who, in a 

I 1 2 The Schuermans of New York. Q J uly, 

letter accepting the resignation, wrote : "According to thy own desire I 
have commissioned Joseph Wood to succeed thee in thy office." He was 
a contributor to the fund for building Tmmanuel Church, at New Castle, 
although connected with the Dutch, and afterward with the Presbyterian 
church there. The early records of the Dutch and the Presbyterian 
churches have disappeared, and no tombstones of Peter Alricks or his 
sons have been found. 

Wessell Alricks died about 1730. Harmanus, one of his sons, was 
appointed Sheriff of New Castle in 1 73 1. He soon after removed to 
Philadelphia, and when Carlisle, Penn., was laid out in 1 75 1 , he was one 
of the first settlers there, and with General Joseph Armstrong, celebrated 
in the Indian wars, represented that district in the Provincial Assembly. 
In 1755 he wrote to the Governor of Pennsylvania a graphic account of 
Braddock's defeat, immediately after the battle. He held the offices of 
Prothonotary of Common Pleas, Clerk of Quarter Sessions, Register of the 
Orphans' Court, Recorder of Deeds, and Justice of Common Pleas for the 
County of Cumberland, Penn. He and his brother Peter were executors 
of their father's estate. Harmanus Alricks was twice married. By his 
first wife, Sarah, there was no issue. By his second wife, Ann West, 
whom he married in 1753, ne na ^ ^ ve children : William, Ann, Har- 
manus, West, and James. His son Harmanus settled in Baltimore, where 
he died in 1840, leaving six children : Margaret, Ann, Francis W., Jane 
A., Harriet Parks, and Thomas P. His wife, Jane Parks, survived him, 
and died in 1844. Her brother, Andrew Parks, married Harriet Wash- 
ington. She was the daughter of Samuel Washington, who died insol- 
vent, leaving his two sons and daughter to the care of his brother, Presi- 
dent Washington. The correspondence of the President with his sister, 
Mrs. Lewis, about Harriet Washington and her brothers, and about the 
marriage of Harriet and Andrew Parks, is characteristic and interesting. 

Very little has been printed about the genealogy of the Alricks fam- 
ily. Dr. William H. Egle, in his "Pennsylvania Genealogies, " has a 
few notes relating to families of that name who settled in Harrisburg and 
the vicinity. 

The writer of this sketch desires transcripts of births, marriages, and 
deaths of the Alricks and collateral families, copied from family Bibles ; 
and information or indications of manuscript authorities of any descrip- 
tion, as well as copies of Alricks inscriptions from tombstones. 


By Richard Wynkoop. 

This line, seems to begin with Harmen Schuerman, whose name is 
found at New Amsterdam, in 1649. In the records of the Dutch church, 
New York, the spelling with the double u is more common, and that is 
the present form in the Netherlands (Schuurman) ; but the older form, 
ue (Schuerman), is the basis for the spelling now in use in this country 
(Sohureman), by a mere transposition of two letters. The pronunciation, 

I 893-] The Schuermans of New York. 133 

Skureman still prevails. The Royalist branch, who went to the British 

*^J^^£~*A*« one. It began with Jacobus 

^SSSLy bl found in the Record. Vol. XXI pp. 6,-64 under the 
title of " The Schuremans of New Rochelle, " in addition to what are here 

C ° n Th n e ed n'rst mention of the name of Schuerman in the records of New 
York, was found by Dr. E. B. O'Callaghan in the Register of the Provin- 
cial Secretary Vol. III., p. 38, which he indexed as follows: 1649, 
Tune 3 Release of Harman Scheurman of all claim against Cornehs 
Maersen, deceased, on account of the purchase of a tract of land on Man- 
hattan island." (Calendar of Hist. MSS. in the ofhce of Secretary of 
State, Albany, p. 46.) 

Second Generation. 

2 Frederick Harmenszen seems to have been a son of Harman 
Schuerman. Frederick Harmen**«, van Bremen, is in a _ list .since 
!6 4 Q " of church members at New Amsterdam ; and his wife Christina 
Tans became such church member, August 30, 1674. They had children, 
bant zed there 1659-75 ; and other children within the same period, 
whose baptisms have not been found. Possibly Frederick was at one 
time a resident of Stamford, Conn. 

Nanning Harmenszen and Frederick Harmenszen, in the autumn of 
1686 set out from Albany as members of a party of some twenty persons 
on an expedition to trade with the Ottawa Indians. 1 hey were captured 
and robbed by the French and Indians, and were carried to Montreal 
and Quebec. \t the latter place they -re compelled to worker their 
food for the farmers. Four of them escaped, and reached Albany m five 

Harmens, and Johannes Harmense, with three other persons cert Wa 
list of inhabitants of Albany, petitioners to King Wilbam III. for a redress 

«'&£&^^L££&>2®£&- <° <**• Com - 

""kSSiS Scurmarf^ compels in the List of the Town „f New 
Rorhelle XBr 1 710 [October]. The name of Mary Scurman aged 
"re foliows'his 7 There is tradition that he took a s.ster w,.h htm 

l ° Th^Htma'nszen and Maritje Jacobs had a child, Jacob, baptized 
Dutch Church, N. Y., Mch. .0, .670. Thts may not have 
been a Schuerman. 

Third Generation. 
Children of Frederick Schuerman (2) and Christina Jans. 

r^ u on k V Dec 2K i6^q, "Harmenszen." Geesje 

3 . Geesje: bap. N.\.,IJec 25,1059, t0 BruvnHage. 

Schuuermans was married, N. \., Dec. 10, 1001, 


The Schuermans of New York. [July, 

Riker says that she was daughter of Frederick Schureman, and that her 
daughter, Annetie, b. 1683, was married in 1699 to Robert Jacobsen, of 
Rotterdam. (Hist, of Harlem, p. 263.) She afterwards was wife of Her- 
man Janszen, widower. 

4. Marget, probably. Marget Scurman, aged 50, is named in the 
New Rochelle List of 1710. 

5. Johannes: bap. N. Y., April 9, 1662, " Harmenszen. " He was, 
probably, the Johannes Scuerman who owned land at New Rochelle, 
which formed the boundary of land conveyed to Jacob Scuerman in 1702. 
(White Plains, Lib. C, p. 126.) He seems to have been, also, the 
Johannes Schuerman who married Johanna Verveele, daughter of Daniel 
Verveelen and Aletta Schaats, of Hackensack. After his death Johanna 
was married to Nicholas Petersen. (Hist, of Harlem, p. 553.) 

6. Elizabeth: bap. N. Y., Sept. 22, 1665, " Lysbeth Harmenszen." 
Lysbeth Schuermans, from Santfort, was married, Dec. 14, 1687, to Cas- 
par Pieterszen Neby. [Mabie.] 

7. Frederick, probably. Born 1667. ffriderick Scurman, aged 43. 
is in the New Rochelle List of 1710. The name of Judy Scurman, aged 
37, follows his. 

Frederick seems to have married Elizabeth Thorne, of Flushing, 
Queens County. (Record, XXI., 64, as corrected herein.) She was 
cTaughter of John Thorne and Mary Purcell or Pearsall. (XX., 78, 79.) 
ffeadrick Scuerman, of Flushing, and Elizabeth, his wife, made a con- 
veyance of land, on New York Island, Dec. 4, 1695. (N. Y. Lib. 25, 
104, Mch. 29, 1703. See also p. 106.) On the 1 8th of November. 1701, 
ffeadrick Scuerman, of New Rochelle, obtained a conveyance of one hun- 
dred and fourteen acres of land at that place. (White Plains, Lib. C, 
116.) Two agreements were made on the same date as to the actual 
contents of the plot. In one of them he is described as a cooper. (Pp. 
121, 373.) On the 28th of October, 1730, freadrick Scureman, of New 
Rochelle, and Elizabeth, his wife, made a conveyance of twenty acres of 
land at that place. (White Plains, Lib. F, p. 342, Jan. 8, 1731.) He 
seems to have been living as late as 1743. (Record, XXL, 62.) The name 
of Judy Scurman, aged 37, which follows his in the List of 1710, is a 
puzzle, for his wife was Elizabeth. Perhaps Judy was his sister. Daugh- 
ters are named in the List, but no son. 

8. Jacob, probably. Born 1670. In the List of 17 10 is Jacob Scur- 
man, aged 40, followed by Altia [Altje or Alida] Scurman, aged 38. 
Jacob Scuerman, of New Rochelle, had obtained a conveyance of sixty 
acres of land at that place, Jan. 21, 1701-2. (White Plains. Lib. C, p. 
126.) Probably he had a second wife, for Jacob Schurman and Annetje 
Jeffers had a child, Sophia, baptized at New York, June 5, 17 13 ; wit- 
nesses, Denys Doohage and Rachel [Schuurman] his wife. 

It is possible, but not probable, that Jacob (8) was son of Thys, 
already mentioned, and nephew, not son, of Frederick. 

9. Dina : bap. N. Y., Jan. 24, 1674, "Harmenszen." Her name 
has not been found again. 

10. Ephraim : bap. N. Y., June 30, 1675, "Harmenszen." His 
name, also, has not been found subsequently. 

11. Rachel, probably. She was wile of Denys Janszen Doolhagen. 
In the marriage record book, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1696 — which, however, 
was not the date of her marriage, for there was then some obstacle — she 

i S93 I The Schuermans of Xew York. \ ■> - 

is described as from " Standfort." She and Elizabeth (6) are associated 
in the records, and seem to be named as from the same place. It is 
probable that they were sisters. Rachel may have been older than Dina; 
older, even, than Jacob. 

Fourth Generation. 
Children of Johannes (5) and Johanna Verveele. 

\2. Daniel: bap. Hackensack, May 24, 1708 ; d. about 1749; m., 
1st, Willemtje Blaauvelt ; 2d, Elizabeth Helyer. Obtained a lot of land 
in New York City, April 20, 1747. (Lib. 33, 329.) Last Will, Aug. 30, 
1749. (Lib. 17, p. 61.) 

13. Iohannes : bap. Tappan, Jan. 17, 1711. 

14. Althea. Mentioned in the Will of her brother, Daniel. 

Children of Frederick (7) and Elizabeth Thome. 

15. Marget: b. 1692. 

16. Susanna : b. 1695. 

17. Elizabeth: b. 1697. 

18. Isabella: b. 170O. 

Children of Jacob (8) and Altje. 

19. Jacob: b. 1699. Possibly, but not probably, he died in his 
youth, and was succeeded by a half-brother of the same name. Other- 
wise, it was he who married Jane Parker, N. Y., March 4, 1736. And 
it seems to have been the same couple who had a daughter, Jane, b. New 
Rochelle, Jan. 13, 1737. (Bible record.) But that record has the moth- 
er's name Pareseite. He joined in a protestation at White Plains, in 
1775, against the action of the patriots. His death was shortly before the 
expatriation to St. John, N. B., in 1783. 

20. Anne : b. 1700. 

21. Miles : b. 1704. 

22. Sarah : b. 1705. 

23. Alexander : b. 1707. 

Children of Jacob (S) and Annetje Jeffers. 

24. Sophia : bap. N. Y., June 5, 17 13 ; witnesses, Denys Doohage 
and Rachel [Schuurman], his wife. 

25. Jacob, possibly. See Jacob ( 19). 

26. John. Died a bachelor, apparently. His Will, dated April 28, 
proven Nov. 22, 1775, mentions no wife nor child, but does mention 
his sisters, Christeen, Mary, and Sophyah ; his brothers, Jacob, Jeremiah, 
and Frederick ; his "corsins," Jacob and John Schurman, and his " cor- 
sin " Philip, whom he calls also son of his brother Frederick ; and gives 
to the same Philip ^50 as a bar to any claim to inheritance as heir at law. 
(N. Y. Wills, Lib. 30, p. 61.) This question of inheritance suggests 
that Frederick was the oldest brother, of the whole-blood, of the testator. 

27. Frederick. His Will, dated March 16, 1775, proven March 8, 


6 The Schiiermans of New York. [J u b'» 

1.776, describes him as a carpenter ; mentions his wife Jane, his daugh- 
ters. Christean and Sarah, and sons, Philip, John, William, and Frederick ; 
directs Philip to divide the estate when the son Frederick should become 
15 years of age; and appoints the sons Philip and John executors. 
(N. Y. Wills, Lib. 30, p. 134.) Philip and John must have been the 
"corsins" mentioned in the Will of their uncle John. The other "cor- 
sin," Jacob, may have been the son of Jacob. 

28. Jeremiah. Born about 1725 ; the youngest brother. Married, 
in 1761, Magdalene de Veaux, b. Sept. 17, 1728 ; d. ]une 19, 1817; 
marriage bond, Jan. 29, 1761. He was shot in his own doorway by the 
Cow Boys, in 1776. His descendants are numerous, and traceable. 
(Record, XXI., 63.) 

29. Christiana. Her Will, made jointly with her sister Mary, dated 
May 5, 1797, proven Jan. 10, 1798, mentions Frederick, son of the 
brother Jeremy, and Jeremy's widow, without naming her. Also William 
and Sarah, children of the brother Frederick. Also Hester and Jane 
Bonnet, daughters of the brother Jacob. (W. P. Lib B. p. 259.) Will- 
iam was named executor. The estate of the brother John was mentioned 

30. Mary. See under Christiana (29). 

[Some one of the Schuremans — probably Philip — married Sarah 
Elizabeth, daughter of Philip Jacob Rhinelander.] 

Fifth Generation. 
Children 0/ Daniel (12) and Wilhelmina Blauvelt. 

31. Annaije : bap. Tappan, June 25, 1727, "Schuurman." Men- 
tioned as Hannah, wife of Anthony Ackerley. (N. Y. Wills. Lib. 17, 
p. 61.) 

32. Gerrit : b. Jan. 27, 1 73 1 ; bap. Feb. 21, "Schuerman"; d. an 

l^. Gerrit: b. Nov. 27; bap. Dec. 17, 1732 ; m. N. Y., March 4, 
1754, WynijeVan der Hoel. 

34. Catharine : b. Sept. 2S ; bap. Oct. 14, 1739 '■> m - N. Y., April 
J 3> 1 759j. to Stephen Steel, elsewheie called Stecland. 

[Daniel, with Elizabeth Hilyer, had a child (35), Sarah, b. Nov. 15, 
1744; bap. Tappan, Dec. 16; probably wife of Dennis Dunscomb. 
(Mar. bond, Jan. 18, 1762, VJ., 16.) 

Children of Jacob (19 or 25) and Jane Parker, or Pareseite. 

36. Jane : b. Jan. 13, 1737, New Rochelle ; d. Dec. 14, 1813, Scars- 
dale ; m. to John Bonnet, in 1762 ; b. April 9, 1738; d. April 21, 
1795, New Rochelle. (Family Bible record.) (Mar. bond, Oct. 30, 

37. Jacob: known in Revolutionary times as Junior. Married at 
New York, 1760, Magdalen Parent. (Mar. bond, May 1, 1760, III., 
133.) They emigrated to St. John, N. B., in 1783, and had only one 
child, Magdalene, who intermarried with Philip, the only child of Jacob's 
cousin Philip. Jacob was drowned in St. John River. 

l8 -j The Schuermans of New York. 137 

Jacob J un ior ^P«^^ W 
bury, in August, ,776, [™ d * a » ^ ?) thev petitioned the Repre- 

KingSt ° n '^the"sta?e "of New York for ave to take the oath of allegiance, 
sentatn'eso the Sate oiNeyo ^ tQ the game 

r-'^tin^th^Ste y~^^^^ 

sickly, destitute of money, ™ d *™^ 

same month, a committee, which had ^n ^ppoin ted ^ ^ 

clearing Kingston gaol reported that Jacob ™<^ h ^ before 

their conduct, and mig ht b e released aft er ha nngt* ^ 

one of the Secretaries of the Convention The) ^erepaiao s 

I777 . (Calendar of Manuscripts, etc., II., 63 , 1., 20b, , , 

63 - The land of this Jacob, sixty or sixty-sh ^jWAhad been con- 
veved to a Jacob Schuerman (apparently his grand fatl jer) m / • 
placed in the hands of trustees for credits. Thej v.ere appo 
8 1784, and the instrument was recorded among the aeeas, 

Plains, Feb. 15, 1785. Lib - ^ P- 245 ' 

38. Hester: m to — Bonnet ^ d> 

39 . William : b. 1746 ; d. 18 9 > ^V 7 'g/Wabeth Hyett. 
I777 . (Mar bond Nov. 17, 7 6 ') M rn '^ fedward Island in 
Migrated to St. John, N. B., in i 7 t>3, a ™ lo sonS was Caleb, 1782- 
, 784. His descendants are numerous One .of hi* sons as L . , 
,L, who ^d a so, Robert, «J£^* ^ Uniiersity He 
SSTdi '" isg: ^ara^rrest b. &? 86 5 -ghter of 
^Biog'T' T*s^^^ I «>* 

Children of Frederick (27) and Jane. 
40 . P H1L1 , He took the Royalist side. A ^^othjRo^ 
Congress was made, New York Aug. 2 ' Vp? Tohn Acklay, and others, 
William Rhinelander, Jan., Jacob Rhinela ^ er ' Jf^ £ "unhappy per- 
setting forth that Philip Schurman, carpenter ^feduced to tha^'' em- 
sons " taken by the American Army a t Bosto ^ . lhe more 
ploy " about twelve months before ^ Jonathan ^ m P , 
easily, as he was a very young man and had ua .ended PP him ^ 

at the time of his going to Boston His inends n ^ . f he 

come home, and were - e |^ev oXosed to se^dh\s brother, John Schure- 
could have gotten away. They puiposea to se Provm _ 

man, on the day following to H}C«mp^d the ^askea ^ 

cial Congress a letter to General Washington. (Calendar o 
Relating to the War of the Rev., I., I2 ° : ) , b ]oshua Ferris, 

On the 7 th of August 1776, a ^°f^J^f^ on board the 
that he had-seen Philip Scureman and J^^^him. In a fur- 
Phamx, July 26, and that they ^ X^ n ^^£ m „ and Secord 
ther deposition, Aug. 10th, Ferris admitted that bcure 

had gone on board the Phanix in ^.^TChinelander He went to 

AiHp probably ^»£g^$^X «■«* M ^ 

dalinton^ child oVhfs cousin Jacob. Their only son was David J. 

I ^8 The Schuermans of New York. [J u ty> 

Sehurman, d. Feb. 19, 1892 ; married Marion Clyde, and left only one 
child, Florence Marion, b. April 28, 1873. 

41. John. He has been traced no further, except that he seems to 
have joined in a deed hereinafter mentioned. 

42. William. He seems to have joined in the same deed. 

43. Frederick. He was, probably, the Schureman who was known 
at New Rochelle as " Old Master." Perhaps he had been a schoolmaster. 
He also joined in the deed. 

44. Christina. Mentioned in her father's Will, 1775. 

45. Sarah. Joined in the deed in 1798. 

Children of Jeremiah (28) and Magdalene De Veaux. 

46. Esther : b. Feb. 23, 1762 ; m., 1st, John Griffin, by whom she 
had no children ; m., 2d, Ezekiel Halsted, by whom she had Samuel 
and Schureman. 

47. Jeremiah: b. Sept. 11, 1763; d. Aug. 7, '1832; m., 1795, 
Susannah Bailey, b. March 4, 1775. He removed to Pelham, and after- 
wards to New York. His widow became wife of Judge Goetchius, a 
farmer of Haverstraw. 

48. Anne: b. Feb. 25, 1765; m. to Peter Underhill, who died in 

49. John : b. March 13, 1766 ; d. April 18, 1853 ; m., 1st, Deborah 
Cornell ; no children ; m., 2d, Nov. 21, 1806, Martha Carpenter. 

50. Frederick : b. April 17, 1768 : d. Oct. 23, 1836 ; m. Cornelia 
Anne Bogert, b. May 11, 1770 ; d. Feb. 21, 1819. 

The land at New Rochelle, which had belonged to John Schureman, 
who died in 1775, was conveyed, April 20, 1798, to Peter Shute, by 
deed, made by ]acob Schureman [ij, Esther Griffin [2], Jeremiah 
Schureman [3], Peter Underhill [4], John Schureman, Junior [5], Fred- 
erick Schureman [6], Philip Schureman [7J, John Schureman [8], Will- 
iam Schureman [9], Sarah Schureman [10], and Frederick Schureman, 
Junior [11]. (White Plains Deeds, Lib. N, p. 288.) No. 1 was prob- 
ably the refugee ; Nos. 2 to 6, inclusive, seem to have been the children, 
by blood or affiliation, of Jeremiah ; the remainder, no doubt, were the 
children of Frederick ; and Nos. 7 and 9 were also refugees. 

There were Germans in New York of a similar name, and the spell- 
ing in the old records and documents is so variable as to make it very 
difficult to discern the nationality or family of the individual. The per- 
sons, whose names follow here, were probable or possible Schuremans, 
of the Netherland or of the German line ; some of them of the former, 

Thomas Schermer, widower of Frances Waerdt, m. Aefje Jacobs, 
Dutch Church, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1698. 

Hezia Schuurmans, from New Rochelle, was married to Nicolaus 
Tienhoven, Dutch Church, N. Y., Feb. 26, 171 2. 

Johannes Kleyn and Anna Catrina Schuurman were witnesses, at 

[8 1 The Schuermans of New York. 139 

Kington, Jan. S, ,72., to the baptism of Johannes, child of Jeronimus 

w toci«^ wi- r^r^ on 

rnf I tsj v • " Merseker " See other children, Record, XXI. 63 
^"jSb Schubman "and Mareike, _ - had a child, Mare.qe, bap. 

JM John k 7 cl 4 «r m u*rca"e Maadonald, N. V., Sep, * .73*-- 

"'Skarina Schurmur, widow, was married to John Eason. June ,,, 

1746, Dutch Church, N. Y. Flatbush, 

Anne Schurman was married to Jan frest, ftov. iz, 1/5 , 

U 'inrnhas Scheeman m. Elisabet " Bel u," Sept. 5, 1755- ( Same ) 
£ y IhurmuT and Fridricg von Weissenfels : mar. bond, Dec. .6, 

'"i^lischuerman and Catharina had a child, Magdalena, bap. 


3 " 6 John Schierman m. Anna Mason, July to, .763, Lutheran Church, 

n0t Geo^ r S ] cherman m. Mel.ison Sobys, wid., Dec. ,6, ,767, Lutheran 
^Tbrarln, Skirman and Elizabeth - - had a child, Peggy, bap. 
^JattcLrran^'john Bonnet had a child, Mary, b. New 

Rochelle, Aug. 16, .77°. (Bible record.) 

Rebecca Shearman was m. to Loghlin Cambeli, jui)o, / /, 

Samuel Shurman m. Rebecca Walton, Nov. 5, .?M, First 1 .es. 

ChUrCh ' ^Schureman m. Sarah Berrian, whose father, Peter, b. .7.4, 

bcnuremdii (Annals of Newtown, p. 34-2 J 

d. 1781, settled in Somerset Co N. J. ^ nais Un son of Ferdinand ; 
Perhaps this Schureman was of the New jersey imc, 
either Jacob or Abraham. p; r hard Belts who settled at 

TreWr:" "C.^ second wife was Ann 
Berrien. (Same, p. 376.) 


New York. 

There had been Schuremanns in Germany ;^ch^.ta£ 

Netherlands : but it has not been ascertained whether tney 
family, or of independent lines. 

jao The Schuermans of New York. [J u ' v ' 

About the year 1300, Hermann Scurman held, in fee, a hide of land at 
Scuren, i.e., Scheuren, near Dortmund, Arnsberg, Westphalia. Later on 
Johann Schuremann was in possession of the same, and of other land. 
In 1 371 , at Arnsberg, Johann Schuyrmann was enfeoffed, for himself, 
as well as for his brothers, Everhard and Heinrich, of various lands, 
among the rest, of a " manse at Holland." (Abstract through Dr. Jacob 
Gould Schurman, from the "History of the Noble Families of West- 
phalia, Cologne, Heberle, Lemperts, " 1S78 — A. Fahne.) According to 
Fahne, the famous scholar, and accomplished woman, Anna Maria 
Schuerman, was of this line. Although she was born at Cologne, her 
father and her grandparents were of Antwerp, and she was identified with 
Utrecht, and she seems to have asserted herself as a Netherlander. 

Frederick, grandfather of Anna Maria, fled from Antwerp, for 
Cologne, with his wife, who was of the house of the Counts of Lumey, 
on the night of Oct. 4, 1564, leaving his property and affairs in ruins, 
rather than to give up Evangelical religion. On that day, Christopher 
Smith (Fabricius) had been mangled and then burnt at the stake. 
Frederick, son of Frederick, in 1602, married into a noble family of 

Cologne, Eva, daughter of von Harf and Lucia Slaan. They 

had at least four children : Henry Frederick, b. 1603, d. 1632 ; John 
Godschalk, b. 1605, d. 1664, a clergyman ; Anna Maria, b. Nov. 5, 
1607, d. 1678, single, in the Labadist Community, at Wieuward, Fries- 
land ; and William, who died in his 6th year. Anna's father died in 
1623, and his widow removed her family to Utrecht, where she died in 
1637. It has not been found that either of the sons married. (Abstract 
by Prof. Schurman, from " Kirchen- und Ketzer-historie," Arnold, 1699 > 
Anna Maria von Schiirmann, Tschackert, Gotha, 1876 ; also "Rise of the 
Dutch Republic," Motley; and the "Liberators of Holland," Mrs. 

The name of Schuurman is extant in Utrecht, at the present time, 
and appeared there in a newspaper, Oct. 15, 1890. 

There were Germans, among the immigrants to New York, who seem 
to have been of the Schureman stock. Upon the petition of Joshua 
Kocherthal, a Lutheran clergyman, forty-one Lutherans were accepted 
for State aid, in England ; and, upon his further petition, it was resolved 
to subsist and transport, to her Majesty's colony, other persons, who 
were tabulated, June 28, 1708, as follows: ten families of "German 
Protestants," among them, that of Kocherthal ; four families of " Immi- 
grants from the Palatine on the Rhine " ; and, in a class by himself, 
"Ex Holsatia Herman Schuneman, clerk, unmarried, aged 28. (Doc. 
Rel. to the Col. Hist., V. , 52, 53.) Holsatia seems to mean Holstein. 
These German immigrants arrived, Dec. 18, 1708, with Lord John Love- 
lace, Governor, and were settled upon Quassaick Creek, where Newburgh 
now stands, and their place was called the German Settlement. (Same, 
page 82.) Herman, described as born at Hamburg, married, May 11, 
171 1, Elizabeth, daughter of George Mullers. (West Camp Church.) 
Their son, Johannes (Rev.), was b. Aug. 18, 1 71 2, d. May 16, 1794, m. 
Dec. 18, 1754, Anna Maria Van Bergen. (Annals of Amer. Pulpit, IX.) 
It is probable that his baptism was recorded in the German church, 
Newburgh, (now St. George's Episcopal.) the records of which were lost, 
in Revolutionary times. On the 30th of April, 171 3, Governor Robert 
Hunter directed the Surveyor General to lay out tor the Germans at 

1893-] The Schuermans 0/ New York. j 1 j 

Quassaick Creek, certain lands (2,190 acres), and " to survey for each of 
them his quantity distinctly." Accordingly the land was surveyed and 
divided into nine lots for nine families, so that there should be as many 
times fifty acres in a lot, as there were members in the family ; and five 
hundred acres over, for a glebe. On the iSth of December, 1719, a pat- 
ent was granted to the nine families, under which Schuneman and wife 
had lot 3, containing 100 acres. (Doc. Hist., III., 572-580 ; Doc. Rel., 
V., 283.) In 1721, Schuneman sold the lot to James Alexander. Upon 
that lot stands "Washington's Headquarters." (Hist, of Orange (Jo., 
28^.) Schuneman had a child, Elizabeth, baptized at Hackensack, 
March 18, 1722, and his name is recorded "Schuyrman." (The Hol- 
land Society print has the name, Harman Schuyneman.) 

Lord Lovelace, who seems to have been a good friend to the Ger- 
mans, died May 6, 17C9. (Doc. Rel., V., 82.) Partly in consequence 
of that event, Kocherthal, in June, 1709, asked for transportation on a 
government vessel, in order that he might make personal representation 
of the necessities of himself and his colony. (Doc. Hist., III., 546.) He 
returned to New York, June 14, 17 10, with other Germans, in company 
with Gov. Robert Hunter. (Doc. Rel., V., 188.) Many of them were 
located at East Camp (now Germantown, Columbia County), and some 
at West Camp, in the present township of Saugerties, Ulster County : — 
about 2,227, m a^ There had been sent to New York about 4,000 
Germans, of whom some 1,700 died on the voyage, or soon after land- 
ing. (Same, p. 553.) In the winter of 1710-n, in one of the then two 
hamlets of West Camp, was Henrich Scherman. (Doc. Hist., III., 569.) 
Henrich Schareman m. Hannah Kochroffe, Dec. 19, 1710. (West 
Camp Church.) 

Johannes Schue was a volunteer from Annsburg, one of the hamlets 
of East Camp, in 171 1, for the expedition against Canada. (Doc. Hist., 
III., 571, 667.) 

Query : Whether the names Shearman, Sherman, and Shuman, had 
not, in some instances, Schureman for the original form ? But, in some 
cases, the name Sherman is derived irom England. 

The name of Conrad Schauerman is found in a list of Germans in 
Livingston Manor Lands (East Camp), in the winter of 1710-11. (Col- 
lections of 30,000 names, I. D. Rupp.) Conrad Schawerman was a vol- 
unteer from Hunterstown (East Camp), for the expedition against 
Canada, July 16, 171 1. (Doc. Hist., III., 674.) Conrad Schaurman 
and Maria Salome had a child, Johann Emerich, bap. April 14, 1 7 1 5, 
West Camp. Conraet Schuereman was a private in a military company, 
in review at Oak Hill, [the Livingston Manor House,] in 171 5. (Clave- 
rackCent., 1 867, p. 45. ) The " Documentary History " gives the name as 
Schuyrman. (III., p. 704.) Coonradt Schureman was a freeholder in 
Livingston Manor, in 1720. (Same, I., 372.) Conraet Showerman and 
Maria Shouwerman had a child, Johannis, baptized, May 21, 1727. 
(Linlithgow Church.) This line is still to be found in Columbia County, 
where the spelling is said to be Shauman. 

William Van Schure, a soldier, came on the Moesman, Mch. 9, 1660. 
(Doc. Hist. N. Y., III., 57.) 

Lysbet Ver Schuren came on the Steltin, Sept., 1663. (Same, 62.) 

Pieter Van der Scheuren m. Sara Fredericks, Sept. 14, 1687, N. V. 

William Van Schuur m. Geesje Bosch, Nov. 21, 1714, N. Y 

142 Abstracts of Brookhaven (L. I.) Wills. [J u b'> 

Susanna, widow of Herman Shoeckman, pot baker of Kipsberry, was 
married, Sept. 15, 1 7 1 3, to Marcus Koning. (Lutheran Church, N. Y. ) 

Catharine Schuermans, daughter of the late Herman Schueman, High 
Duvtser, Pottsbacker, was married, June 26, 171 5, to Laurens Ruloffsen, 
from the Raritans. (Same.) 


By Joseph H. Petty, 

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

Benjamin Brewster, Brookhaven. 9 January, 1782. Mentions wife 
Mehitable — sons Benjamin & Caleb — "the Right of Thomas Biggs 
Jun r " — daus. Peninah & Orpha. Exrs. Nathan Woodhull, Elnathan 
Satterly, & son Benjamin. Wits. Elijah Smith, (Yeo) John Tyler, Amos 
Smith, (Yeo). Proved 14 March, 1782. L. 35, p. 7. 

Daniel Downs, manor of St. Georges, Yeoman 12 April, 1782. 
Mentions wife Desire — eldest son Daniel — four sons namely Nicols 
Downs, Parshall Downs, John Downs & Ira Downs — eldest dau. Desire 
Rogers, second dau. Joanna Wells, youngest dau. Huldah Downs (under 
18). Exrs. Wife, son Nicols, and David Hallock. Wits. William 
Penny, John Havens (Yeoman) Daniel Wells (Yeo) Proved 4 June, 
1782. L. 35, p. 19. 

Philip Leek, Brookhaven, 12 February 17S1. Wife Mary, — son 
John Leake son Phillop — daus. Submit Bartlett and Mary Homan. 
Exrs. Stephen Swesey or Sweney & Gershom Brown. Wits. John Tur- 
ner, Samuel Turner, Samuel Satterly (all Yeo). Proved 8 March, 1782. 
L. 35, p. 22. 

Whitehead Saxton, Islip, 24 May, 1782. "being of sound mind 
and memory, though mortally wounded in Body." Mentions his 
mother Elizabeth Saxton & his three sisters Phebe, Ruth & Elizabeth- Sax- 
ton. Exec r Isaac Thompson Esq r of Islip. Signed " Whited Sexton." 
Wits. Nathaniel Oakly, Isaac Young, Paul Huff (Yeo) all of Islip. 
Proved 12 June, 1782. L. 35, p. 44. 

Thomas Fanning of Suffolk County. 29 November, 1782. (No town 
mentioned, but possibly of Brookhaven or Southold.) Mentions son 
David — wife Lydia — dau. Mary Hosmer gr. son William Smith (under 
age) — dau. Solomy (under age). Exrs. son David, Hugh Smith & Isaac 
Overturn. Wits. Mary Badcock, James Fanning (Yeo), Hannah Fan- 
ning. Proved 3 January, 1783. L. 35, p. 162. 

Frederick Hudson, Brookhaven. 12 November, 1782. Mentions 
wife Sarah — sons Oliver & Frederick North Hudson — daus Sarah & 
Elizabeth Hudson — Execrs. Colonels Richard Floyd & Ben Floyd and Mr 
Henry Nicoll. all of Brookhaven, & wife Sarah. Wits Cyrus Punderson 
(Physician) of Brookhaven. Absalom Brown of Mastick (Yeo.) Benjamin 

1 ^93- ] Abstracts of Brookhaven (L. I.) Wills. lA^ 

Mapes (Yeo. ) of Southold. Proved 12 December, 1782. L. 35, p. 

Zopher Davis, Brookhaven. 16 March, 17S2. Mentions wife Sarah — 
son Zopher (under 21) — daus. Phebe, Hannah, Sarah, & Elibeth — land 
had of his brother William — has "Land att Smith Neck at win tup Pat- 
ton." — orders some land sold between Coram and "South " that he had 
of William Baker — Exrs. Wife Sarah, David Overton Gun! & "John 
Ruland the Son of Petter Ruland Deseset." Wits. Joseph Terry, Justus 
Overton (Yeo) & Nath! Overton (Yeo.). Proved 27 December, 1782. 
L. 35, p. 190. 

Richard Floyd, Brookhaven. 22 February, 1768. Mentions eldest 
son Richard (seems to be married) — land "whereon he now lives" — son 
Benjamin — wife Elizabeth, dau. Mary (seems to be young). Wits. John 
Homan Jun r , Daniel Petty, W. Nicoll Jun' (The testator was possessed 
of a large tract of land apparently extending across the Island. He lived 
at Middle Island.) Proved 17 March, 1784, Homan & Petty being pres- 
ent. Lettrs to Benjamin. L. 36, p. 336. 

Uriah Smith, Brookhaven. 27 February, 1783. Mentions wife Desire 
— "to my Coson Uriah Smith, the son of my brother John Smith " — " to 
my Cosan William Garrad " — "to my Coson Uriah Hulse" — dau Desire 
Smith — " I give the same to maintain the Gosple of the Baptis Church at 
Coram " — " if Desire has no heirs " — Exrs. wife Desire, Nathanael Over- 
ton Jesse Hulse. Wits. Messenger Overton, Jonathan Benjamin, Manle 
Wells. Proved 1 April, 1784. L. 36, p. 433. 

Solomon Davis, Brookhaven. 12 August, 1772. "unto Jane the 
daughter of Jane Wallace late Jane Crawford, (which Said Jane the daugh- 
ter of the Said Jane Wallace now lives with me)." (Jane is under 18) — 
Mentions his Neice Elizabeth Davis dau. of his brother Samuel Davis — 
Exrs. John Aspinwall of N. Y. City, Selah Strong Esq r of Brookhaven, 
& his neice Elizabeth. Wits. John, Caleb & Merritt Woodhull. (Merritt 
Yeoman). Proved 30. March, 1784. L. 37, p. 49. 

Obediah Davis, Brookhaven. "Shumaker." 16 November, 1778. 
Mentions second son Jonas Davis — land lying east of the farm that was 
Nathanael Longbeatham's, bounded by lands of John Smith & Benja- 
min Hawkins — eldest son John Davis — third son Calep Davis — " a tract 
of land called the Hills east ward of the South path and west-ward of the 
land that was Samuel Davisis " — has an island in " Stone brook harbour " 
— Wife Phebe — daus Ruth & Elisebeth — " I further will and order that 
my Son Jonas Davis Shall pay unto his mother in law my wife Phebe 
Davis," etc. Exr. son Jonas. Wits. Richard Robinson, Isaac Davis, 
George Hallock. Proved 7 October, 1784. L. 37, p. 273. 

Richard Miller, Brookhaven. 2 January, 1772. Mentions dau. 
Anne Miller — dau Sarah Woodhull— Wife Temperance— son Richard 
(under 30) — "my well beloved Sister Hannah Wood " — land in "waden 
riven " bo't of Euriah Glover. Exrs son Richard & wife Temperance. 
Wits Andrew Miller, Andrew Miller Juner, Jeanna Miller. Proved 7 
October 1784. Lettrs. to "Sarah Woodhull of Brookhaven widow, a 
daughter of Richard Miller late of the same place Yeoman deceased." 
dated 31 October, 1784. Both of the Exrs. named in the will were 
deceased. L. 37, p. 275. 

John Moubray, Islip, 28 October, 1779. Mentions son Aiming Mou- 
bray— daus. Anne Moubray, Charity Moubray & Lucretia Moubray. 

144 Abstracts of Brookhaven (Z. I.) Wills. [July, 

Exrs. Nathaniel Whitman of Huntington, son Anning, &: John Willets 
of Isiip. Wits. Thomas Willits. Jedidiah Williamson (Yeo.), Henry 
Willets. Proved 23 December, 1784. L. 37, p. 350. 

Mehitable Smith, Brookhaven. " Wido " 6 January, 1785. Men- 
tions her brother Jonah Tooker — " I give to my brother Jonah Tooker's 
daughter Mehitable Tooker" — "my" sisters Mary & Dinah Tooker. 
Exrs. Jonah & Dinah Tooker & Benjamin Smith. Wits. Isaac Hulse 
(Yeo), Israel Sexton. Proved 27 September, 1785. L. ^8, p. 202. 

Samuel Mujccy, Islip, Farmer, 24 February, 1781. Mentions son 
Silas — " Saum poems road" — son Isaac — Wife Jemimy — daus Kesia 
Muncy, Phebe Muncy, Mary Muncy, Jemimy Muncy, Ruth Muncy. 
Exrs. sons Silas & Isaac & Jacob Wiletts. Signed Samuel Money. Wits. 
Joseph Ketcham, Samuel Carman, John Arnold. Proved 8 February, 
1786. Samuel Carman, Yeoman, of Huntington being present. L. ^S, 
p. 382. 

Israel Howell, Islip 15 September, 1784. "being Pretty far advancec 
in years." Mentions son Lemuel Howell & "two Daughters Unice 
Howell & Ruth Thirby " — sons Israel & Selah — Wife Mary — Exrs 
Jacob Willets, Anning Moubray. Wits. Isaac Thompson (Esquire), 
Zebulon Ketcham, John Ruland. Proved 8 February, 1786. L. 38, p. 

Josiah Smith, " Meritches," 17 January, 1786. Mentions eldest sor 
Hugh — "all my lands. Eastward of David Howels farm and to extenc 
eastward as far as Southampton line" — "a line called Halsey s line alsc 
my half of the Island lying at the bottom of the neck which belong'd tc 
Mathew Smith decest also my loted meadow on the beach eastward o 
Bayley's stage " — "also my silver Punch bowl which did belong to m) 
father Nathaniel Smith" — second son Oliver, "all the neck of land 01 
farm I now live on called Meritches Neck and extending Northward tc 
the manor line and also my Island in the bay commonly called Reave; 
Island " — daus. Jane Fanning & Hannah Pelletraw — land bought o 
David Howell in the Town of Southampton — dau Juliance Crummeline. 
Exrs. "my son Ollever when he shall arive at the age of twenty one 
years, my son in law Elias Pelletraw my friend William Floyd and mj 
friend William Phillips," Wits. Nathaniel Woodhull, William Smith 
(Yeo), Caleb Smith (Yeo) the two latter "of the manor of S l George.' 
Proved 17 May, 1786. L. 39, p. 102. 

Samuel Conckling (No town mentioned, perh. Brookhaven or South- 
old), 2 May, 1777. Mentions wife Phebey — dau. Catherine Hawking; 
— son Zephaniah Conckling — youngest son Joel Conckling. Exrs. th( 
two sons. Signed "Samuel Conkline " Wits. Mary Hosmer, Lydk 
Smith, Thomas Fanning. Proved in New York City 7 September, 1785 
Mary Hosmer of N. Y. City Widow being present. Proved in Suffolk 
County 12 April, 1786. Zephaniah an executor present. (Perh. thi; 
testator died in N. Y. C. while on a visit.) (See will of Thos. Fanning 
L. 35, p. 162.) L. 39, p. 362. 

Samuel Randel & Rundal, Brookhaven 5 June, 1783. Mentions sor 
Stephen, dau. Ketury — gr. ch. Hannah Saxton & jeffery Randel — dau, 
Phebe. Exrs. son Stephen, & John Leek. Wits. David Davis (Yeo), 
Isaac Robbins (Yeo), John Leek. Proved 5 October, 1786. L. 39, p, 


End of Brookhaven Wills on record in New York City. 

•fc 1 



1893-] Gem'/ //. }'(Ui Wagenen. T ,r 


By Rev. Beverley K. Betts. 

Gerrit Hubert Vax Wagexen, a respected and efficient member of 
the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died at the Hotel 
Normandie in New York City, on Wednesday, the twenty-ninth of March, 
1893, of pneumonia, in the fifty-sixth year of his age. He was the only 
surviving child of Gerrit G. Van Wagenen (b. 1800, d. 1858), by his inter- 
marriage with Anna Constable (b. 1805, d. 1839), oldest daughter of 
Hezekiah Beers Pierrepont of Brooklyn, and his wife Anna, daughter of the 
late William Constable. The family of Van Wagenen is one of the oldest 
Dutch families of New York, carrying its pedigree as far back as 1653. 
It is a Kingston family ; but the immediate ancestors of Mr. Van Wag- 
enen settled in New York, where they have been well known and highly 
respected for several generations. A genealogical history of his family, 
upon the preparation of which he appears to have been engaged for at 
least ten years, is to be found in successive volumes of the Record; 
Gerrit Hubert Van Wagenen was born at No. 50 Pierrepont Street, 
Brooklyn, February 27, 1S38. His mother died in his early infancy, and 
he was brought up by his admirable grandmother, Mrs. Pierrepont, whose 
wise training laid the foundations of his high Christian character. At 
the proper age he entered Columbia College, whence he graduated in 
1858. At the same time, his father reopened his house in Pierrepont 
Street, in which he had not lived for twenty years, intending to make it a 
home for himself and his son, but his plans were frustrated by his death, 
at the age of fifty-eight, in the course of the same year. Two years after- 
wards (Oct. 21, i860), Hubert, as he was usually called, married his 
cousin Cornelia Butler, eldest daughter of William C. Pierrepont of 
Pierrepont Manor. William C. Pierrepont was the eldest son of Heze- 
kiah B. Pierrepont. He was sent in early manhood by his father to 
attend to some large but undeveloped tracts of land in the interior of the 
State. He was so pleased with them and so convinced of their future 
value, that he settled upon them and remained there all his life. These, 
with the Brooklyn property, which was always in the charge of his brother 
Henry, laid the foundations of an ample fortune for the Pierrepont 
family. Mr. Van Wagenen, with his wife's fortune, and his mother's, 
was able to enjoy a life of leisure, and to occupy himself with his favorite 
pursuits, literature and the pleasures of rural life. To the members of 
our own society he is perhaps best known as a painstaking and accom- 
plished genealogist. He was Librarian and Trustee at the time of his 
death, and, indeed, throughout his long membership, had taken an active 
interest in the affairs of the Society, and had served it in many ways. He 
was also a member of the New York Historical Society, the St. Nicholas 
Society, the Holland Society, and the Torrey Botanical Club. He was 
for many years a vestryman of Christ Church at Rye, and was very active 
in the mission work at Milton Point. In 1885 he lost his wife, who left 
two children, Anna Pierrepont, born Nov. 23, 1861, and Hubert Pierre- 
pont, born Feb. 28, 1871, both of whom are living. February 2, 1888, he 
married Gertrude Louise, daughter of John D. Abbot of Brooklyn, who 
survives him. 


\a6 Original Pa/en/ of Saghtekoos Manour. [J u ty> 


(Communicated by Frederick Diodati-Thomis* in, LL.B.) 

[This Manour was previously purchased of the native Indians and a deed for the 
same is still in existence in the possession of Frederick Diodati-Thompson.] 

WILLIAM THE THIRD BY the grace of God, King of England 
Scotland, ffrance and Ireland, defender of the ffaithe. To all to whom 
these presents shall come Sendeth Greeting. Whereas our Loving Sub- 
ject Collonell Stevanus Cortlander, hath by his petition presented unto 
our Trusty and Well beloved Collonell Benjamin ffletcher, our Cap- 
tain Generall and Governour-in-Chief of our Province of New Yorke and 
Territorys, Depending thereon in America, prayed our grant and confir- 
mation of a certaine Neck of land Lying and being situate, on our Island 
of Nassau, on the South Side of Huntington, in our County of Suffolk 
Commonly called and known by the Indian Name Saghtekoos and by 
Cnristians called Appletree Neck being bounded on the West Side by 
Oake Neck Creek, to an Indian foot path and on the North by the foot 
path to Saghtekoos Creek, and Easterly by the said Saghtekoos Creek, 
as it runs to the Bay and Southerly by the bay to the aforesaid Oake 
Neck Creek, Containing the quantity of one hundred and fifty acres which 
by our warrant and Lycense was purchased of the Native Indians ; which 
reasonable request we being willing to grant. Know yee that of our 
Special Grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, wee have given, 
granted, ratified and confirmed and by these Presents, Doe for us our 
heirs, and successors, give, grant, ratifie, and confirme, unto our said 
Loving Subject Stevanus Cortland, all the aforesaid Neck of land, within 
the Limitts and bounds aforesaid Together with all and singular, the 
woods, under woods, trees, timber, fields, pasture, swamps, marshes, 
meadows, waters, water courses, rivers, rivulets, runns, streams, pools, 
ponds, lakes, Including also the aforesaid Creeks, so farr as the Said Neck 
of land doth extend into the Bay, ffishing, ffowling, Hunting, and 
Hawkeing, and other profits, benefits, rights, priviledges, Comodities 
advantages Hereditaments Appurtenances, whatsoever to the afore 
described, Neck of land within the Limitts and bounds aforesaid Belong- 
ing or in any ways appertaining. To have and to Hold all the aforede- 
scribed neck of land within the Limitts and bounds aforesaid Together 
with all and singular the woods, underwood-, trees, timber, fields, pas- 
tures, swamps, marshes, meadows, water, water courses, rivers and rivu- 
lets runns, streams pools, ponds, lakes, Including the aforesaid Creeks 
So farr as the said Neck of Land doth extend into the Bay, ffishing, 
ffowling, Hunting, and Hawkeing, And all other profits, Benefits, rights, 
privileges, Comodities, advantages, Hereditaments, appurtenances, what- 
soever to the aforedescribed Neck of land within the limitts and Bounds 

1 893.] Proceedings 0/ the Society. \ aj 

aforesaid Belonging, or in any way apurtaining, unto the said Stevanus 
Cortland, His Heirs, and assigns, to the sole and only proper use, 
benefitte, Behoofe, of him the said Stevanus Cortland, his Heirs, and 
Assigns, forever. 

TO BEE HOLDEN of us Our Heirs and successors in ffree and 
Common Soccage as of Our Mannor of East Greenwich, in Our County 
of Kent, within Our Realm of England, yielding, Rendering, and paying 
therefor yearly, and every year, for ever, unto Our Heirs, and Successors, 
at Our city of New Yorke, on the feast day of the Annunciation of our 
Blessed Virgin Mary, the yearly rent of One Shilling Currant money of 
our Said province in Lieu and Stead of all other rents, services, dues, 
dutys, and demands, whatsoever for the said Neck of land and premises. 

/;/ testimony whereof wee have caused the great Seal of our said prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. 

Witnesse our said Trusty and Well beloved Collonell Benjamin ffletcher, 
Our said Captain Generall and Governour in Chief of Our province of 
New Yorke and the Territories Depending thereon in America, and Vice 
Admirall, of the same, Our Lieut, and Commander-in-Chief of the Militia, 
and of all the forces by sea and land, within our Collony of Connecticut 
and of all the fforts and places of strength within same. In Councill at 
New Yorke the second day of June in the ninth year of our Reigne Anno 
Domo 1697. 

Ben ffletcher. 

By His Excellency's Command 

David Jamison. 

D. Sec'y. 

Secy's office Province of New Yorke. 

Entered upon Records in the book of Patents begunn 1695, 

Pag. 127, 128 & 129 by his Excelcy's warrant. 

David Jamison. 



In spite of the heavy storm which prevailed on the evening of Friday, April 14th, 
a considerable number of members and invited guests assembled at the rooms of the 
Society to listen to a paper by Dr. Clarence Winthrop Bowen, on " Reminiscences 
of Ludwig, Baron von Closen, Aide to Count de Rochambeau." Dr. Bowen's well- 
known reputation for literary ability and thorough historical research gave promise of 
an exceedingly entertaining and instructive evening, and the expectations of his hear- 
ers were not disappointed. The paper was a valuable addition to the literature of the 

" Through .the South to New Orleans, Texas, and New Mexico with my Camera," 
was the subject of Mr. James II. Van Celder's lecture at the meeting of May I2lh. 
The stereopticon illustrations, beginning with Niagara Falls and ending with quaint 
and curious places and people in New Mexico, were very well chosen, and Mr. \ an 
Gelder's descriptions and comments greatly interested the large audience. At this 
meeting the following resolutions on the death of Mr. Gerrit II. Van Wagenen, a 
member of the Society, whose place it will be difficult 10 fill, were offered by a com- 
mittee consisting of General Wilson, Dr. Purple, and Mr. Evans, appointed for that 
purpose at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees: 

]A& Notes and Queries. [I u ' v > 

Whereas. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has learned with 
sorrow of the death, on the 29th of March last, of Mr. Gerrit Hubert Van Wagenen, 
one of its Trustees, and for some years its Librarian and a member of its Executive 
Committee ; 

Resolved, That by the death of Mr. Van Wagenen the Society has lost a member 
whose constant effort was to promote its welfare, an officer whose time and thought were 
ever devoted to increasing its usefulness, a laborer in the field of genealogy whose 
work has been of much value, and a friend whose kindly and genial nature and modest 
and unassuming manners have endeared his memory to all his fellow-members. 

The resolutions were seconded by Mr. Richard H. Greene, who paid a feeling 
tribute to Mr. Van Wagenen's memory, and were unanimously adopted. 

The usual "Fourth Friday" conversational meetings have been held, greatly to the 
profit and enjoyment of those present. It is to be hoped that they will be more largely 
attended next season. 

The following have been recently elected members : Mr. E. Francis Hyde, Mr. 
Richard J. Leggatt, Mr. T. A. Wright, Mr. James B. Townsend, the Duke of Vera- 
gua (honorary), Mr. Lucas ISrodhead, Miss Norwood. 


Turner. — Corrections in Turner Family, in the Record for July, 1882, [Vol. 
XI 1 1., No. 3,] pages 124-130. 

On page 127 it is stated that Jeremiah Learning and (11) Abigail Turner had an 
only son (46) Jeremiah, the distinguished clergyman. This is an error ; they had 
nine children, three of whom were sons. The list given to me as correct is as 
follows : 

4(1 Jeremiah, bp. May 12, 1717, at Durham, Conn.; of whom sketch will be found 
in the Record, July, 18S2, Vol. XI II., No. 3, page 127. 
46(7 Matthias, bp. June 11, 1719 at Durham, Conn.; died at Farmington, Conn., 
Sept. 6, 1789, aged 73 (?) ; m. Philathea Gould (d. Dec. 2, 1799, in the 65th 
year of her age, at Bristol, Conn.); and had issue at least — 

Anne, b. Feb. 11, 1755 ; d. Nov. 6, 1S03 or 1813, at Hudson, N. Y.; m. 
June 6, 1773, Joseph Roberts, b. June, 1747 ; d. at Owego, N. Y., June 
5, 1815, having had issue : 

i. Charlotte, b. April 3, 1775 ; married, June 16, 1793, Charles Marsh, 

of Litchfield, Conn.; she d. at Goshen, Conn., about 1855. 
ii. Philathea Gould, b. Aug. 14, 1777, at Middlefield, Conn.; d. at Litch- 
field, Oct. 15, 1798, " at the house of Aunt Charlotte." 
iii. Jerusha, b. July 6, 1780, at Bristol, Conn.; d. April 27, 1867, at 
Owego, N. Y.; m. at Catskill, Sept. 4, 1803, Hon. John R. Drake, 
Member of Assembly, County Judge, Member of Congress, and had 
at least — 

Delphine, m. Harmon Bumpelly, who had 
Adeline, m. James Kidd. 
Delphine Marie, m. John Meredith Read, Jr., and had — 
a. Harmon Pumpelly, b. i860, m. Marguerite de Carron. 
/'. Emily Meredith, m. Francis A. Stout. 
c. John Meredith, 
iv. Joanna, b. March 27, 1783, at Bristol, Conn.; d. about 184.1 in New 
York, married Capt. Bills (sea captain) and had — 
George, Ralph, Charlotte, Ann. 
v. Sylvester, b. Oct. 17, 1785, at Farmington, Conn, 
vi. Sophronia, b. March 28, 1787, at Farmington, Conn.; d. at New 
Haven, March 7, 1S46 ; m. at Owego, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1816, The- 
ron Towner, 
vii. Erastus, b. Aug. 9, 1789, at Bristol, Conn., Lieutenant in War of 
1812, studied at West Point ; married and separated from his wife ; 
d. 1 81 7, aged 2S, at New Orleans. 

x893- ] Notes and Queries. 149 

viii. Joseph Edward, b. May 4, 1792, Bristol, Conn, 
ix. Caroline, b. May 3, 1794. at Bristol ; m. July 2, 1S12, at Owego, Dr. 

Jedediah Fay, and d. there March 4, 1879. 
x. Ralph, b. Dec. I, 1796, at Bristol; d. in New York, July iS, 1S16, 
"at house of Aunt Bills." [The above data concerning the family 
of (46a) Matthias were given me by Major Harmon l'umpelly Read, 
of Albany, N. Y.] 
46(5. Abigail, bp. at Durham, Nov. 19, 1721 ; d. April 8, 1725. 
46c. Lucy, b. Feb. 4, 1724 5 \ b P- April 12, 1724. 
ajbd. Abigail, b. Dec. 4, 1726; bp. 1726. 
46^. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 2, 1728 ; bp. Dec. 22, 1728. 
46/. Esther, b. May 13, 173 1 "- b P- J une 6 > x 73i- 
46^. Jane, b. March 9. 1733/4 '. b p. March 31, 1734. 
46A. Aaron, b. May 3, 173S ; bp. May 7, 1738. 

Jeremiah Learning, father of the above, was the third son of Christopher Learning, 
of township of Southampton, L. I., and Esther, daughter of Thomas Burnett, and 
moved to Durham, Conn., from Long Island. 

p 129. Insert date of marriage of (61) Mary, April, 1809. In 62, {ox Horace 
Moulton, insert, possibly Howard Moulton. In 67, for L. H. Tupper read Lemuel 11. 

p. 130. Under 70, add children of (70) Sarah Lois Turner and Watts Sherman : 
i. Erastus Corning Sherman, b. May 8, 1836. 
ii. Henry Gibson Sherman, b. Jan. 22, 1838. 
Under 72, change date of birth of Harriet Corning Turner to June 18, 1822, and 
for issue of this marriage see Record, April, 1883. 

Under 73, read, m. 1st, March 29 or 31, 1852, and give date of death of Emily 
Kempshall Peck as Nov. 11 or 29, 1856. 

Under (74) Mary, add 74 Mary, m. 1st, May 25, 1848, Isaac H. Burch and had— 
i. Mary Weld, b. March 6, 1849, m - Ist ' de Maugeot and had 

issue ; m. 2d, Alexandre Felix Joseph Ribot and has issue, 
ii. Harriet Corning, b. May 24, 1858, m. Wm. J. Morgan, and has issue. 
Mrs. Burch [(74) Mary] m. secondly Thomas Fuller Pomeroy, M.D., now de- 
ceased, and has — 

i. Bertha, 
ii. Arthur. 
Under 76, read Emma, b. iS S4 . JOHN v. L. pruyn. 

Double "1" in the Holland Language.— The letter y occurs in so many names 
of Knickerbocker families, that it is worth while to know its origin and its quantity. 
There is no v in the Holland language. Sewel admitted it into his dictionary, say in 
1 71 5 ; but his was the first attempt to reduce to order the chaotic Holland dialect. 
This is not the only thing in his dictionary which current lexicographers reject. 
Before his time, Dutch scholars were not agreed in their spelling, nor were they self- 
consistent. In the Holland language the single / is always short, as in zm. To 
indicate the long sound, it was necessary to double the i. This was according to 
analogy ; for the single had various sounds, but double had always the long 
sound^of™, as in boon (bean), pronounced bone, and not the sound of 00 in the Eng- 
lish /W. That sound in Dutch would be represented by oe, as in goed. Then in 
writing the double i, the second i was extended below the line, as is now the practice 
of physicians in writing prescriptions (ij). The second i would naturally take on an 
ornamental flourish, or perhaps a mere curve to indicate that the two vowels were to 
be taken as one. Hence the second i has gone into the Holland language as /, which 
is an inconsistency, and leads to confusion ; for /in that language is a letter inde- 
pendent off, and has of itself the sound of the English y, as in ja, yes, pronounced 
yah, with crisp articulation. Hence it follows that/ in Knickerbocker names has 
'the 'sound of long i, and, if written with precision, would appear as ij. In parts of 
this country which have Dutch traditions, this sound is preserved ; but in Vir- 
ginia, which has inherited the English propensity of clipping proper names, the;' is 
shortened. . ,. . 

One branch of the Wyckoff family is in error at this point. They repudiate the 
y and the c, in which they are only half right, and they write their name Wi-koff. 

I cq Book Notices. [July, 

But this, by rule, is Wik-off. If they would use a second i, they would be precisely 
right. They do well in rejecting the c ; for it is a Knickerbocker redundancy which 
appears in many words, as in wyck, a ward, quarter, or place, which is given by 
Sewel as wyk, and by a current Leiden dictionary as wijk. Perhaps the immigrants 
from Holland could have cited scholarly usage prevalent in the home land at the 
time of their emigration for their free use of the letter c. k. w. 

The bronze statue of Columbus reached this city from Spain on June 8th. It was 
to have been unveiled in the Central Park by his descendant, the Duke of Veragua, 
an honorary member of our Society, but owing to an accident to the steamer's 
machinery, which delayed her arrival nearly a month, the committee decided to post- 
pone the ceremonial until the autumn. J. G. W. 


The History of Abraham Isaacse Ver Planck and his Male Descend- 
ants in America. By William Edward Ver Planck. Sm. 8vo, cloth, pp. viii., 
306. Fishkill Landing, N. Y., 1892. 

Mr. Ver Planck, who lives at Mt. Gulian, Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, N. Y., the 
former country-seat of his distinguished grandfather Gulian Crommelin Ver Planck, 
and the house in which the Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783, has done 
more than compile a genealogy : he has written a biographical history of his family. 
Thorough and laborious research among the early records of the State and the cities 
of New York and Albany, infinite pains in the collection and digestion of family 
records and family tradition, and wide reading in the history of his country and his 
State, have brought to his command a mass of material which he has used to most 
excellent advantage. The book is interesting and valuable, not only to the Ver 
Planck family, but to all who are fond of genealogy and history, and particularly so to 
New Yorkers who are proud of their native State, from the fact which Mr. Ver 
Planck sets forth in his modest preface that " none of the male descendants of Abra- 
ham Isaacse, except two or three in the present generation, have lived beyond the 
limits of the state of New York." What other family can show such loving loyalty 
to their ancestral home ? 

Of Gulian Crommelin Ver Planck, the eminent litterateur, Shakespearean commen- 
tator, and associate of Irving, Paulding, Halleck, and others of the <; Knickerbocker" 
era, a very interesting account is given, a charming glimpse of him being afforded in 
the sentence, " He was a very simple man in his tastes, affectionate, and fond of chil- 
dren, whom' he often amused by telling fairy stories of which he was himself very 
fond." The illustrations, of which there are several, add interest to the text ; the 
genealogy, though of course not complete, is quite full, and the book is a valuable 
addition to the increasing list of family histories. T. G. E. 

The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Conn., 1635-1891. By 
Henry R. Stiles, A.M., M.D. Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, 1891. 
Royal octavo, cloth, gilt top, 2 vols., pp. 960, 867 portraits and illustrations. 

These large and valuable contributions to local history and genealogy, prepared in 
the thorough manner in which Dr. Stiles does everything, cannot fail to be hailed 
with joy by the very large number in all sections of this land who trace their ancestry 
to Windsor and its neighborhood, as well as all who are interested in local history 
and genealogy. It is finely printed, and the numerous illustrations, portraits, and 
facsimile autographs add to its beauty and usefulness. It is the successor to publi- 
cations beginning in 1859, since which time the author has been adding until the 
result is before us in these volumes which will take their place as the model town 

From the beginning (his list of authorities and preliminaries in the 16 pages 
before he arrives upon the ground he is to work) to the end there seems nothing 
which could be omitted. Chapter X. treats of King Philip's war, 1675-76. Chapter 
XII. of Queen Anne's and to the end of the Indian War, 1722-24. Chapter XIII. , 
the French War, 1739-62. Chapter XVI. and 307 pages of pre-revolutionary 

1 8 93 -J Book Notices. i^i 

colonial times is followed by the days of the Revolution to page 376, but much of the 
remainder also is early history. The second volume, largely the work of the accom- 
plished associate editor, Miss Ruth T. Sperry, is almost solid genealogy. Each 
volume has its own index arranged in three columns, 42 and 12 pages, respectively. 
We venture to say the work will be read through by many who will frequently return 
to consult it. R. H. G. 

The Constitution of the Society of Sons of the Revolution, and By- 
Laws and Register of the New Jersey Society. Instituted January 6, 1891. 
Trenton, 1892. Svo, pp. 40. 

This is the most tasteful publication of the kind we have seen, well printed on 
handmade paper. The cover bears the title "Sons of the Revolution of the State of 
New Jersey," with a pretty device of a military character in blue and brown ; in the 
centre the old " New Jersey cent" of 1787, with the State arms, the horse's head and 
plough. A partly rubricated title page beautifully printed, and rubricated head pieces 
and initial letters add to the beauty of this pamphlet. The Society comprises seventy 
members, in this the second year of its existence, among which are the representa- 
tives of some of New Jersey's most honored names, J)ickinson, Dayton, Robeson, 
Stevens, Stockton, Elmer, Sinnickson, Stratton. Vroom, YVoodhull, Oliphant, Maxwell, 
Montgomery, Macdonald, etc., Shubrick of South Carolina, Oldham of Maryland, 
Robinson of Delaware, Ilubley of Pennsylvania, etc. One of the most useful features 
of this work is the list, beginning page 33, of those members of the societies in the 
adjoining States of Pennsylvania and New York, as well as New Jersey, who derive 
from the same ancestor. This idea is worthy of being followed by the other societies. 
It serves the purpose of binding them together in the common cause, and is most 
useful to biographers and genealogists. This pamphlet is the work of the Registrar, 
Mr. Foster C. Griffith. 

The crerm of this Society began in Salem, and was ably seconded in Trenton, 
Camden, Princeton, and Newark. Its officers are : President, Samuel Meredith 
Dickinson, Trenton; Vice-President, Clement Hall Sinnickson, Salem; Secretary, 
John Alexander Campbell, Trenton ; Treasurer, Hugh Henderson Hamill, Trenton ; 
Registrar, Foster Conarroe Griffith, Trenton ; Historian, Morris Hancock Stratton, 
Salem ; Chaplain, Charles Matter Perkins, Salem. w. j. p. 

Upham Genealogy. The Descendants of John Upham of Massachusetts 
who came from England, 1635. By F. K. Upham. Albany, 1892. Svo, muslin, 
pp. 573, illustrations and portraits. 

We welcome this successor to the 68 pages, printed for private circulation in 1887, 
by the same author, then in active service as captain First United States Cavalry at 
Fort Custer, Montana, now on the retired list of the regular army. 

This large and interesting volume is on the plan adopted by the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, to which all genealogists should conform, if they 
would aid those for whom they work, in deriving the most benefit with the least 
delay. There are four indexes, which seem unnecessary, for the Uphams would 
appear in their alphabetical order, as also would places, wives' maiden names, etc. 

Most people consult the index first and look for that which they are in search of 
under the letter. This being so, would it not be a saving of time to have in out- 
place, where it would appear at a single glance, all the volume contains, rather than 
to distribute and occasion a separate study to find out what the indexes contain ? 

Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton and Somf. of 
Their DESCENDANTS. With l'.rief Notices of other New England Families Bearing 
This Name. Compiled by Dr. William B. Lampham. (Quotation.) Portland, 
Maine. Published by F. H. Hazelton, 1892. Svo, cloth, gilt top, pp. 36S. 16 

Mr. Hazelton as publisher, and Dr. Lampham as compiler, deserve the thanks 
of all genealogists for this beautiful and well-arranged volume. With few exceptions, 
the Hazeltons (name variously spelled) of this country are descendants of Robert and 
John Hazelton of Rowley, Mass., who in 1637 came from the Old World in the com- 
pany of which the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers was the minister. This genealogy contains 
the names of 1149 of their descendants. Of others bearing the same surname, an 
account is given. Many blank leaves are conveniently inserted, most useful for 
recording corrections and additional facts. E. E. 

IC2 Book Notices. ^ [July, 1893. 

A Genealogy of the New Brunswick Branch ok the Descendants of 
Thos. Ganong. By Wm. F. Ganong of Cambridge. 300 copies. 1893. 

Four pages of the work are taken up with preface, introduction, and ancestry of 
Thos. Ganong the loyalist. The remaining twenty-two pages are charts printed on 
one side in columns, showing three generations on each page, with Thomas born 
about 1745 as the first, and including the sixth. 

This book is unhandy, each page being 19 x 1\\ inches ; it cannot be placed on 
the shelves like an ordinary bound volume, but is necessarily rolled like a map and 
placed by itself. On this account, and from the difficulty of handling, many will fail 
to get at its contents. We urge uniformity of style and arrangement. The time is 
past when every compiler of a genealogy may be excused for adopting a different plan. 
All should adopt the plan of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register 
and add an index. R- H. G. 

Historical Register of the Continental Army during the War of the 
Revolution, April, 1775, to December, 1783. By F. B. Heitman, War Depart- 
ment. Large 8vo, law sheep. Washington, D. C, 1893. 

This work includes, besides general and field officers, an alphabetical list of officers, 
showing rank, with dates, appended to which is a schedule of officers by States, and a 
list of French officers who served with our army, a list of battles, and calendars for 
the years of the war. The contents show the distribution, and the alphabetical 
arrangement avoids the necessity of further index. It is a book which will be sought 
for and studied, as the endeavor of the present day is to establish eligibility to mem- 
bership in one or another of the many patriotic societies which are now so popular. 

R. H. G. 

General Jackson. By James Barton. [Great Commanders Series.] Sm. 8vo. 
Pp. viii., 332. D. Appleton & Co. 1893. 

This excellent series of the lives of our great military and naval heroes, published 
under the editorship of Gen. James Grant Wilson, has been further enriched by a 
concise and interesting biography of Gen. Andrew Jackson, written by James Barton. 
It is the last work of that capable historian, having been completed only two months 
before his death, and though less ambitious than some of his previous books, will 
add to his well-earned reputation. It is well printed, neatly bound, and has, for a 
frontispiece, a very fair portrait. 

A Few Facts Concerning Roger Wellington and his Descendants. By 
Adaline W. Griswold. Boston : Mudge & Son. 1892. 4to, muslin, pp. 26. 

This book contains important facts regarding the ancestors of Roger Wellington 
and a genealogical account of some of his descendants. It is nicely gotten up and 
well printed. Inasmuch as most students in this line consult every book to find pos- 
sible intermarriages, and have not time to read each volume through, we regret the 
absence of an index, however small the work. R- H. G. 

Genealogy of the Brownell Family. 1892. 

This is a small pamphlet, printed on one side, by Sarah E. Spencer of Ithaca. 
N. Y., who in a letter to the .Society explains its origin and then adds : "A small 
boy came in my way with a small printing press and need of spending-money ; so I 
handed the sheets over to him as they were ready, and told him to do the best he 
could." She has been industrious and has done well in furnishing a foundation by 
preserving much that might otherwise have been lost. R. H. G. 

Noyes Genealogy. Record of a branch of the descendants of Rev. Jas. Noyes. 
Compiled by Horatio N. Noyes. Cleveland, O., 1889. Svo, paper, pp. 32. 

This pamphlet gives one line of descendants to the eighth generation. It is well 
printed, but without an index, and has for a frontispiece the homestead, still in the 
family, built in 1646. 

Memorials of Roderick White and Lucy Bi.akeslee, 1632-1S92. Some 
Account of their Ancestors and a Complete Record of their Descend- 
ants (122 IN number). By Andrew C. White, Ph.D., Asst. Librarian of Cornell 
University Library. Ithaca, N. Y., 1892. Svo, paper, pp. 32. 

This is an interesting pamphlet, neatly printed on one side, with a small index. 

C/yUZ^^t^ y3-L^/3^£J 


Vou XXIV. NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 1893. No. 4. 


By Samuel S. Purple, M.D. 
With a portrait on steel. 

The life labor of the true physician is made up of acts for the better- 
ment of humanity. It was the physician's benevolence and self-devotion 
to the sick that earned for him from his Divine Master the designation 
of " the beloved physician." In all communities his death is regarded 
as a public loss, and particularly so is this the case when, in advancing 
years, his labors have been supplemented by unostentatious charity. The 
subject of this memorial died in the city of New York, on the twenty- 
ninth day of August, 1891. He was a distinguished member of the 
medical profession. He was cut down by the grim messenger like a 
shock of corn ripe in its season. It is a wise custom, fragrant with sweet 
influence, that makes it a duty to halt for a brief period from usual 
labors, and pay a tribute of praise to the memory of departed friends, to 
enumerate their virtues and commemorate their labors. To the personal 
friends of Dr. Du Bois but little can be said which will add to the sum 
of their recollections of his generous impulses and many virtues, but 
there are those who are enjoying the fruits of his wise counsels and the 
benefits of his earnest and indefatigable labors, who are not familiar with 
the events of his life. 

On Dr. Du Bois' paternal side he was of French Huguenot descent, 
his first ancestor in America being Jaques Du Bois, father of Peter Du 
Bois who was born in Holland in 1674, and came to America the same 
year with his parents, and finally settled near Wiltwyck, now Kingston, 
N. Y. Peter Du Bois married jannetje Burhans. 

The subject of this memoir was a descendant of Jaques Du Bois in the 
fifth generation, and was the fourth son of Coert Du Bois and Mary Thorn. 
He was born in Red Hook, Dutchess County, N. Y., on the fifth day of 
April, 1810. Shortly after his birth his parents removed to Rhinebeck, 
where he remained until he was fifteen years old. He was then sent to 
a private school kept by a Mr. Holcomb at Granby, Ct., where he was 
fitted for college. In 1827-28 he entered the sophomore class of Wash- 
ington (now Trinity) College in Hartford, Ct. He was graduated in arts 
fro & m that institution in 1830. He then returned to Rhinebeck, where 
he commenced the study of medicine under the direction of Drs. Piatt 
and Nelson In 1832, by the advice of Dr. Nelson, he came to this city 
and entered the office of Dr. John Kearny Rodgers as a pupil. He 

j ca A Brief Memoir of Abram Du Bois. [Oct., 

found in Dr. Rodgers an able teacher and a kind and ever valued friend. 
It was to him, he said, that he was largely indebted for the success he 
afterwards attained. He always remembered this kindness, as is shown 
in his request to his own family shortly before his death. 

In 1832 he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a 
student, then located in Barclay Street, and in which his preceptor was 
demonstrator of anatomy. He received the degree of doctor of medicine 
from that institution in 1835. It was duiing the last two years of his 
pupilage that he discharged the duties of an assistant to Dr. Benjamin 
Ogden, who was then resident physician of Bellevue Almshouse Hospital. 
In the July following his graduation, with the advice of his friend and 
preceptor, he sailed from New York for Paris, where he followed with 
diligence and commendable assiduity the clinics of Louis, Andral and 
Chomel, in medicine, and Velpeau, Lisfranc and Sichel, in surgery. He 
returned to New York in the month of December, 1836, and shortly 
after, he and his former associate, Dr. D. L. Eigenbrodt, received the 
appointment of assistant resident physicians to Bellevue Hospital, which 
was still under the care of Dr. Ogden. Soon after entering upon 
their duties in that hospital, Dr. Ogden was appointed resident physician 
of Bloomingdale Asylum for the Insane, and while nominally retaining 
the position of resident physician, he relinquished the duties and com- 
pensation incident to the office to Drs. Du Bois and Eigenbrodt. He 
frequently said that this appointment was of the greatest value to him, as 
it afforded him ample opportunity for testing, in daily practice, the views 
of Louis and other distinguished teachers of Paris. 

During this second residence in Bellevue an epidemic of typhoid fever 
prevailed in this city, and the wards of the hospital were filled with 
patients suffering from this disease. The physicians of the city, he said, 
named it jail fever, ship fever, and camp fever, and their treatment con- 
sisted in bleeding and in administering calomel, James powder, spiritus 
mindereris, etc. Dr. Du Bois and his associate, Dr. John A. Swett, who 
was also his fellow student while in Paris, advised that a long, narrow, 
two-story building on the hospital grounds, which had been formerly used 
for small-pox cases, be converted into a fever ward. This building was 
thoroughly fumigated, cleansed and refurnished, and all typhoid cases were 
transferred at once to it. The treatment in vogue at that time was 
changed to the following: Cold sponging, cooling effervescent drinks, 
plenty of fresh air until the fever had subsided, and then small doses of 
quinine, with more nourishing food and stimulants. Under this treatment 
the mortality greatly diminished, and it continued to do so until the 
epidemic ceased. As an evidence of the virulence of the epidemic, it may 
be said that Dr. Du Bois and Dr. Swett were both attacked with the disease, 
and after a lingering convalescence recovered. He often remarked that 
the experience he acquired in the treatment of diseases duiing his resi- 
dence in this hospital was of the greatest service to him in after years of 
practice. On retiring from the management of the hospital, the com- 
missioners of the Almshouse, in appreciation of his valuable services, 
presented him with a valuable case of surgical instruments, accompanied 
by appropriate resolutions. 

Dr. Du Bois, owing to his close relations and intimate friendship with 
Dr. Rodgers, became strongly interested in ophthalmic medicine and 
surgery, and while in Paris listened attentively to the lectures and clinics 

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of Jules Sichel, the most eminent practitioner and teacher of ophthalmic 
medicine of that day. In his preceptor's most important operations upon 
the eye he was his assistant, and these relations led to his appointment 
in 1843 as surgeon of the New York Eye Infirmary, then under the direc- 
tion of Drs. Delafield, Rodgers and Wilkes, and located at 47 Howard 
Street, New York. It was here that the writer made his acquaintance in 
1844, while attending the clinic of the Infirmary. It was his privilege, 
as well as pleasure, to listen there to Du Bois' teachings and to observe 
the results of his skilful treatment. As surgeon, secretary, trustee and 
vice-president he served this institution faithfully for forty-eight years, or 
up to time of his death. He ever felt a warm and enduring interest in 
this worthy and noble charity, as evidenced by his large contributions 
toward its support and development, which interest has been most gener- 
ously continued by the surviving members of his family. 

In the churchyard of the First Reformed Dutch Church of Fishkill 
Village lie buried the remains of many of the early ancestors of Dr. Du 
Bois. Here Peter Du Bois the immigrant, the son of Jaques Du Bois, 
rests. Here also was buried Christian Du Bois, Jr., his grandfather. The 
churchyard of the hamlet in which his ancestors sleep was to him ever a 
matter of interest, and led him, no doubt, to desire its preservation and 
improvement. His gifts for this purpose were of an important and last- 
ing kind. The beautiful mortuary chapel of the Fishkill Rural Cemetery 
— in which cemetery lie buried his remains — was a gift which called forth 
expressions of grateful respect from the Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Du Bois held numerous offices of honor and trust in the pro- 
fession of medicine and in society. He was consulting surgeon to the 
New York Institution for the Blind ; consulting surgeon to the Northern 
Dispensary ; consulting physician to the Home for Incurables ; honorary 
fellow and benefactor of the New York Academy of Medicine ; honorary 
member of the New York Medical and Surgical Society ; founder of the 
New York State Medical Association ; founder of the New York County 
Medical Association ; member of the Saint Nicholas Society ; life member 
of the New York Historical Society ; benefactor of the New York Society 
for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men ; honorary member 
of the New York Physicians' Mutual Aid Association ; honorary member 
of the American Ophthalmological Society ; life member of the Charity 
Organization Society, and life member of the Huguenot Society of America. 
In the formation of the library of this last named society he contributed 
liberal and important aid. 

We have said that Abram Du Bois became a pupil of Dr. John Kearny 
Rodgers. It is well to say here a few words of this honorable member 
of the profession. He was one of the most accomplished surgeons and 
skilful physicians who have graced the profession of this city. He was the 
grandson of that eloquent, popular and devout clergyman of this city, the 
Rev. John Rodgers, D.D. His father was Dr. John R. B. Rodgers, a 
graduate in medicine of the University of Edinburgh in 1785, a distin- 
guished patriot and surgeon of the American Revolution, and professor of 
obstetrics in the first medical school established by Columbia College. 
A son of this worthy sire was John Kearny Rodgers, who early became 
a favorite pupil of that skilful and renowned surgeon, Dr. Wright Post, 
the professor of anatomy in, and President of, the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons of New York. He was graduated in arts at Princeton Col- 

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lege, N. J., in 1811, and in medicine in the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of New York in 1816 ; he was also demonstrator of anatomy 
for his preceptor, house surgeon of the New York Hospital, and for many 
years surgeon of the same. He visited London in 18 17, and became a 
pupil of the London Eye Infirmary, then lately founded by Dr. J. C. 
Saunders. It was here that he and the late Dr. Edward Delafield imbibed 
and formulated those ideas that led to the final establishment of the New 
York Eye Infirmary in 1820, of which he was the leading surgeon for 
more than thirty years. As an operator he was distinguished for ease, 
dexterity and skill ; and his operation of ligation of the left subclavian 
artery within the scalenus muscle, for aneurism, in October, 1845, was 
one of the surgical sensations of the day, and brought honor to him from 
the surgical world ; it was the crowing glory of his surgical career. He 
was in an eminent degree truthful in all his habits, a man of sterling 
integrity, and a bold and earnest advocate of conservative surgery, believ- 
ing most firmly in the truth of John Hunter's remark, that "when the 
surgeon takes up the knife he lays down his science." He abhorred 
quackery in all its forms, both in and out of the profession ; hence we 
find him an early advocate, in 1846, of the formation of the New York 
Academy of Medicine, which was instituted in 1847 by "men good and 
true," for the avowed purpose of reorganizing the medical profession and 
purifying it from quackery in its various forms. His name leads its list 
of charter members, as mentioned in that instrument, granted by the 
Legislature of New York in 1851. If alive, there would be no doubt 
where he would stand to-day ; his position would be that advocated so 
firmly and adhered to so nobly by his worthy pupil, Abram Du Bois. 

Dr. Du Bois possessed a generous and active philanthropy, and in the 
quiet, unostentatious discharge of benevolence he was emphatically one 
whose left hand knew not what the right doeth. He was ever watchful 
of the needs of the profession, ever ready to extend a generous aid 
towards supplying means that would advance the good of the profession. 
When, in 1876, the New York Academy of Medicine had, after years of 
zealous labor, purchased a building and furnished the requisites for a 
medical home pledged for the improvement and use of the profession ; 
and when the rapid growth of the institution caused thereby had extended 
beyond the funds and means at its command, Dr. Du Bois, seeing the 
wants of the institution, although not a member of the Academy, volun- 
teered gifts which, in the aggregate, amounted to nearly fifteen thousand 
dollars, and which led to improvements in the building and library that 
greatly increased the usefulness of the institution. But these generous 
gifts served as incentives for intended further benefactions, and at the 
time of the secession of the New York State Medical Society, in 1882, he 
had nearly completed plans for erecting a fire-proof building for the 
Academy, at his own expense ; and to-day, but for that disastrous move- 
ment, the institution would have been the better by at least one hun- 
dred thousand dollars. 

It becomes our duty to speak of Dr. Du Bois' zeal and labor in help- 
ing to found the New York State Medical Association, an institution in 
which he ever felt a deep and abiding interest. When, in the month of 
February, 1882, at the annual meeting of the New York State Medical 
Society, fifty-two members, more zealous than wise, severed abruptly 
the relations of the greater part of the organized profession of the State 

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of New York from affiliation with their brethren of the United States ; and 
when, in February, 1883, ninety-five affirmative votes could not restore 
the desired affiliation, a great disaster which brought disrepute upon the 
good name of the profession of this State, was confirmed, and Dr. Du 
Bois. in keeping with his life convictions on the subject of the relations 
of specialism to the general practice of medicine, became a member of 
the Central Council which was formed in this city, and which formulated 
the plan that led to the final organization, in 1884, of the New York 
State Medical Association. His wise counsel and his active labors did 
much to facilitate and hasten the desired success which has followed. 
He ever watched with an earnest and appreciative interest the scientific 
work of the Association, and so long as his health permitted, was present 
at its annual meetings. At the annual meeting of 1891, the Association 
passed resolutions of respect to his memory. 

Dr. Du Bois, we have intimated, was a man of strong convictions, 
and, in the discharge of what he believed to be duty, his courage never 
failed. He was of a generous and noble nature, ever ready to defend the 
right with his whole soul, and to extend unseen aid to the needy and 
unfortunate of the profession. His benefactions to various objects of 
public and private charity, and to medical organizations, were, during 
the last eighteen years of his life (and no confidence of the living is vio- 
lated by declaring it), more than seventy-five thousand dollars. 

On the eighth of November, 1S38, he married Catharine Maria 
Brinckerhoff of Fishkill, N. Y. She proved a most worthy and loving 
companion. They had issue, two sons and one daughter, who survive, 
with their affectionate mother, to mourn his death. 

Du Bois Pedigree. 

1 Christian Du Bois of Wicres, in the Department of Artois, in Flan- 

ders, is believed to have been the father of two sons and two 
daughters. The sons were (2) Jacques Du Bois, b. in 1625, and 
(3) Louis Du Bois, b. in 1626. There is some confusion relating 
to the baptisms of these children, owing to mutilation of the 
registers of the church at Wicres. Both emigrated to America and 
settled near Esopus, now Kingston, N. Y. 

2 Jacques Du Bois (name in Dutch, Jacobus), b. in Leyden, 27 Oct., 

1625; m. in Leyden, 1663, Pieronne Bentyn, and had issue, all 
baptized in the Protestant Walloon Church in Leyden; (4) Jacques, 
bap. March, 1665; (5) John, bap. July, 1671 ; (6) Pierre or 
Peter, b. 17 March, 1674. He settled near Esopus, now King- 
ston, N. Y., in 1676. 
6 Peter Du Bois, b. in Leyden, 17 March, 1674. Came to America with 
his parents in 1676, who settled in Esopus, now Kingston, N. Y. ; 
m. 12 Oct., 1697, Jannetje Burhans, dau. of Jan Burhans and 
Helena Traphagen of Brabrant. He settled near Fishkill, N. Y., in 
1 707. He was one of the elders and a leading'member in the Dutch 
Church in Fishkill, and d. there 22 Jany., '1737-8. Will dated 
26 (?) March, 1735. He had issue (7) Petronella, bap. in Dutch 
Church, Kingston, 16 June, 1698. (8) Johannes, bap. 15 Oct., 1699. 
(9) Jacob, bap. 26 May, 1701 ; m. ist, Rachel Schut ; 2d, Antie 
Van Brummel. (10) Christiaan (Chretien in French), bap. 15 

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Nov., 1702 ; m. Neeltje Van Vliet. (11) Jonathan, bap. 3 Sept., 
1704 ; m. Arreaantje Osterhout. (12) Petrus, bap. 16 June, 1707 ; 
m. Jannetje Terbos. (13) Hellena, bap. 20 Sept., 1709 ; d. young. 
(14) Abraham, bap. 7 April, 171 1. (15) Hellena, bap. 3 May, 
1 7 13. (16) Johannes, bap. 8 May, 1715. (17) Elizabeth, bap. 
23 Oct., 1718. (18) Pieternella, bap. 22 Jany., 1722. 

10 Christiaan Du Bois, bap. in Dutch Church, Kingston, N. Y., 15 Nov., 
1702 ; m. Neeltje Van Vliet. Of his subsequent history until 1739 
we have little or no account. In this year he purchased from his 
relations, heirs of his father Peter's estate, the " Old Homestead " 
on the west side of Sprout Creek, near Fishkill, N. Y. The deed 
from which this fact is obtained was, in 1875, in the possession of 
Mr. Henry Du Bois Bailey. The census of Dutchess County, 1740, 
contains, among others, his name He d. in 1786, leaving issue : 
(19) Jannetje, bap. in D. C. , Fishkill, 25 June, 1736. (20) 
Elizabeth, bap. in D. C, Fishkill, 19 Sept., 1742 ; and an 
only son (21) Christian, b. 13 June, 1746 ; m. Magdalena 
Van Voorhees. He d. 17 Dec, 1807. She d. 4 March, 1826. 

21 Christian Du Hois, Jr., b. 13 June. 1746; inherited the "Old 
Homestead " on the west side of Sprout Creek near Fishkill, 
N. Y. He was a leading man in the community and a prom- 
inent member of the building committee of the D. C. of Fish- 
kill, built in 1792. On the 17 Nov., 1768, he married Magdalena 
Van Voorhees (the Fishkill D. C. baptismal records call her 
Helena Van Voorhees), b. 13 April, 1744, dau. of Koert (Coert) 
Van Voorhees and Catharine Filken of Fishkill. She d. 4 
March, 1826, and he d. 17 Dec, 1807, leaving issue : (22) Genet, 
b. 23 Sept., 1769 ; m. Hannah Cooper. (23) Catharine, b. 8 
May, 1 77 1 ; m. Jacob Griffen. (24) Koert (Coert), b. 6 March, 
1774 ; m. 4 Jany., 1801, Mary Thorn, dau. of Stephen Thorn 
and Elizabeth Hicks, b. 3 Oct., 1778. (25) Abraham, b. 21 Jan., 
1776 ; d. 12 May, 1835, unmarried. (26) Henry, b. 7 Dec, 
1777; d. 10 Feb., 1867, unmarried. (27) Elizabeth, b. 7 Jany., 
1780; m. John Bailey. (28) Cornelius, b. 22 Dec, 1781 ; d. 
young. (29) John, b. 12 May, 1784; m. 23 June, 1811, Ger- 
trude Brodhead. He d. 8 Jany., 1828. 

24 Coert (Koert) Du Bois, b. 6 March, 1774 ; m. 4 Jany., 1801, Mary 
Thorn, b. 3 Oct., 1778, dau. of Stephen Thorn and Elizabeth 
Hicks. She d. 28 Aug., 1846, in Hudson, N. Y. He d. in 
Jamestown, N. Y., 16 May, 1854. At an early age he commenced 
mercantile life in the city of New York, and subsequently be- 
came a successful and wealthy merchant in Fishkill and Rhine- 
beck, N. Y. About 1835 he purchased the "Old Homestead" 
(Du Bois) in which he was born. He held offices of trust in 
both Church and State. He had issue : (30) Henry A., b. 4 

\, Dec, 1 801 ; m. Eveline Van Dusen. He d. 23 April, 1879. 

(31) Stephen A., b. 21 Jany., 1804 ; m. Rachel Schriver. He d. 
31 Dec, 1869. (32) William, b. 18 Dec, 1807 ; d. 16 Feb., 
1826, unmarried. (^2) Abram, b. 5 April, 1810 ; m. Catharine 
M. Brinckerhoff. He d. 29 Aug., 1891. ^34) Samuel T., b. 
29 May, 1813 ; d. 5 Sept., 1816. (35) Mary, b. 27 July, 1815; 
m. Casper P. Collier. She d. 4 Nov., 1885. (36) Samuel T., 

1893-] Long Island (X. ]'.) Marriages and Deaths. j -g 

b. 29 Nov., 181 7 ; m. Celia B. Judson. (37) James T., b. 8 
April, 1820 ; m. Henrietta V. S. Van Wyck. 
^S Abram Du Bois, M.D., the subject of this memorial, b. 5 April, 1810 ; 
m. 8 Nov., 1838, Catharine M. Brinckerhoff, dau. of Dirck A. 
Brinckerhoff, Esq. 


Communicated by Rufus King, Esq., of Yonkeks, N. Y. 

(Continued from Vol. XXIV., p. 88, of The Record.) 


The following six marriages dated Feb. 9 are stated to be : " All of 
Riverhead or thereabouts." 

Doctor David Conkling to Susan, dau. of Stephen Bailey, 

George Pearshall to Abigail, dau. of Nathaniel Wells, pro- 
fessor and teacher of the learned languages and the mathe- 
Jacob Corwin to Deborah, dau. of James Petty. 
James Youngs to Betsey, dau. of William Benjamin, remarkable 

for his many children. 
Peter Hallock to Julia, dau. of Obadiah Cooper. 
Joseph Goodale to Huldah, dau. of Mathew San ford. 
Isaac Woodruff to Hannah, dau. of William Terry. 
At Islip, William Strong to Gloriana, dau. of William Terry. 
At Bridghampton, Daniel Woodruff to Ruth, dau. of John 
Mar. 9. In this place, Capt. Samuel Collins to Jenny, dau. of Josiah 

Mar. 16. At Southampton, Stephen Sayer to Sally, dau. of Elias White. 
Mar. 16. At Southampton, Elias Jennings, Jr., to Hannah, dau. of 

Daniel Harris, Jr. 
Mar. 23. At Bridghampton, Capt. Stephen S. Topping to Mrs. Halsey, 

widow of Jeremiah Halsey. 
Mar. 23. At Southampton, by Rev. D. S. Bogart, David Halsey, Jr., to 

Miss Susannah Halsey. 
Mar. 23. At Oyster Ponds, Isaiah King to Miss Betsey Clark. 
Mar. 3c. AfWesthampton, William Fordham to Miss Huldah Lincoln. 
April 6. At Westhampton, Elisha Howell to Sally, dau. of Henry 

Apr. 20. At Shelter Island, by Rev. Mr. Hall, Nathan Oaks, Merchant 
of New Haven, Conn., to Julia Ann, dau. of William Bow- 
ditch, Esq., of Shelter Island. 




















l5o Long Island {N. V.) Marriages and Deaths. [Oct., 

Apr. 20. At Shelter Island, by Rev. Mr. Hall, Russel Hotchkiss, 

Merchant, to Miss Polly Oaks, both of New Haven. 
Apr. 27. At Southold, Hezekiah Jennings, Jr., to Bethiah, dau. of 

Thomas Reeve. 
May 4. At Westhampton, Abraham Tost to Sally, dau. of John Howell, 

June 1. In this place, Selah Paine to Alice, dau. of Capt. Ensign 

Nickerson, deceased. 
June 8. At Easthampton, Abraham Payne to Fiances, dau. of Uriah 

Miller of Bridghampton. 
June 15. At Southold, Stephen Jennings to Sophronia, dau. of Benjamin 

June 22. At Easthampton, by Rev. Mr. Beecher, Jacob Havens, of 

Shelter Island, to Betsey, dau. of Jeremiah Bennett. 
June 29. At Westhampton, Oliver Post to Mary, dau. of Capt. Josiah 

Aug. 10. At Oysterponds, Noah Tuthill to Abigail, dau. of Constant 

Terry, of Ulster County. 
Aug. 17. At Albany, on 1st inst., Sylvanus P. Jermain, Merchant, to 

Catherine, dau. of James Barclay. 
Oct. 5. At Smithtown, Jeremiah More, of Southold, to Miss Juliana 

Oct. 19. James Havens, of Shelter Island, to Miss Esther Nickerson, of 

this place. 
Oct. 19. On 14th inst., by Rev. Mr. Hall, Asa Crowe!!, of this place, to 

Miss Sophia Campbell, formerly of Mansfield, Conn. 
Oct. 26. At Shelter Island, Capt. Robert Harley to Sarafina, dau. of 

Ezekiel Havens. 
Nov. 2. In this place, on Thursday evening last, Nathaniel Havens to 

Miss Abigail Stewart. 
Nov. 9. In this place, on Thursday evening last, Oliver Slate to Clarissa, 

dau. of David Hand. 
Nov. 16. Jn this place, Charles Payne to Polly, dau. of Capt. J. 

Nov. 30. At Bridghampton, John S. Osborn to Puah, dau. of Jonah 

Nov. 30. At Bridghampton, Jeremiah Hedges to Ruth, dau. of John 

Dec. 14. On 10th inst., by Rev. Mr. Hall, David Sheffield to Miss Mary 

Dec. 14. At Brookhaven, on 22nd ulto., by Rev. Mr. Hallock, Frederick 

Halsey, of Bridghampton, to Sophia, dau. of Wm. Wood- 
hull, Merchant, deceased. 
Dec. 21. At Southampton, on 15th inst., by Rev. D. S. Bogart, Capt. 

James Post, Jun., to Hannah, dau. of Obadiah Rogers, Esq., 

of that place. 
Dec. 21. At Easthampton, Lewis Edwards to Mary, dau. of Timothy 

Dec. 21. At Bridghampton, Gurdon Pierson to Matsey, dau. of Wm. 

Dec. 21. In this place, Daniel Fordham to Miss Mercy Eldredge of 


1 893.] Long Island (N. I'.) Marriages and Deaths. 1 6 1 

Dec. 28. At Riverhead, on 10th inst., by Rev. Daniel Youngs, Benjamin 
Howell to Huldah, dau. of Daniel Hallock. 

Dec. 28. At Riverhead, on 13th inst., Benjamin Wells to Cynthia, dau. 
of James Terry. 

Jan. 4. At Southampton, Dec. 30th, Silas Peirson to Miss Hannah De 

Long, both of that place. 
Jan. 18. At Oysterponds, on nth inst., by Rev. Mr. Huntting, Peleg 

King to Sally, dau. of Frederick Tabef^ deceased. 
Jan. 18. On 13th inst., Capt. Hazard Terry to Anna, dau. of Capt. John 

Brown, Merchant. 
Jan. 25. At Oysterponds, on 12th inst., Capt. Matthew Tuttle to Jerusha, 

dau. of Elisha Mulford. 
Feb. 1. At Southampton, on 16th ulto., John Fanning, of Riverhead, to 

Hannah, dau. of Stephen Sayre, of the former place. 
Feb. 1. At Moriches, on 14th ulto., Zachariah Sandford, Jr., to Huldah, 
dau. of Capt. Jona. Worth. 
On 27th ulto., Manly Wells to Nancy, dau. of John Leek. 
At Fire-place, on 17th ulto., William Howell to Nancy, dau. of 

Jefferv Brewster. 
In this place, James Eldredge to Polly, dau. of Josiah Hand. 
In this place, Joshua Eldredge to Fanny, dau. of Josiah Hand. 
At Blue-Point, William Youngton to Miss Sarah Beebe. 
At Patchogue, William Smalling, Jr., to Elizabeth, dau. of 

Joseph Robertson. 
At Riverhead, Daniel Reeve to Abigail, dau. of Jonathan Ray- 

In this place, Stratton Havens to Abigail, dau. of Capt. 

Nathaniel Hamilton. 
At Southampton, by Rev. Mr. Bogart, William Cooper to 

Phebe, dau. of Isaac Sayre. 
In this place, Zephaniah Sayre to Miss Anah Howell. 
In this place, on Thursday last, by Rev. D. Hall, Capt. Jona- 
than H. Horton to Hamutahl, dau. of Capt. Luther Hil- 
On Thursday last, Capt. William Parker, Jun., to Sybel, dau. 

of John N. Fordham, Esq., deceased. 
At Riverhead, Thomas Robertson to Hannah, dau. of General 

Johnson, of Brookhaven. 
At Southampton, on 31st ulto., Martin Rose to Miss Mary 

Lupton. f 
At Bridghampton, Elias Howell, of Sag-Harbor, to Miss Sally 

Peirson of the former place. 
At Easthampton, Charles H. Havens to Betsey, dau. of Recom- 

pence Sherry, of that place. 
At Southampton, May 5th, Obadiah Howell to Miss Beulah 

White, both of that place. 
At Smithtown, on 7th inst., by Rev. Z. Green. Jonas bmitn 
to the amiable and accomplished Miss Mary Hubbs, both of 
that place. 

( To be continued. ) 





























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62 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XXIV.. p. 124. of The Record.) 



2 3- 




l 3- 
j 6. 



Laurens Mayer, Ar- 

matje Preyer. 
Guilliam Ver Plank, 

Maria Crommelyn. 
J o r i s Brinkerhof, 

Maria Van Deursen. 
Cornelis Terph, Ap- 

Ionia Uittenbo- 


Isaac Stoutenbiirg, 
Anneke Dally. 

Johannes Waldron, 
Margrita Van Nes. 

Abraham Blank, Sara 

Willem Peek, Fem- 
metje Doiiwe. 

Johannes Dally, 
Margrietje Van 

Willem Persil, Jan- 
netje Arbanes. 

Gerrit Brestede.Cath- 
arina Provoost. 

Victoor Bickers, Jii r , 
Annetje Turk. 

Cornelis Vouk, Mar- 
grita Parlement. 

Antony Schiiiler, 
Rachel Van Buu- 

FransBrad, Vrouwtje 

John Solvin, Mar- 
grita Miller. 

H e n d r i k Rutgers, 
Catharina de Pey- 

Johannes Myer, Cor- 
nelia de La Mae- 


Elisabeth. Pieter Stuivesant, Tryntje 
Pre ver, z. h. v. 

Anna. Robert Crommelyn, Anna 

Ver Plank, j. d. 

Aaltje. Abraham Van Deursen, 

Liicrecia Bogardus. 

Elisabeth. Joost Paalding. Margrietje 
Paalding, h. v. v. Jan 

Anneke. Johannes Dally, Elisabeth 
Dally, h v. v. Abr m 

Christopher. Evert Pels, Jannetje Sam- 
man, z. h. v. 

Isaak. Isaac Bank, Maria Blank, 

j. d. 

Sara. W illem Doiiwe, Jannetje 

Goelet, h. v. van John 

Anneke. Jan de La Montague, 

Maria Dally, z. h. v. 

Johannes. Jacob Van der Grist, 
Nee 1 tj e Arbanes, h. 
v. v. Jan Onkkels. 

Rebecca. Hericiis Taylor, Rebecca 
Brestede, z. h. v. 

Victoor. Francis Baraux, Aaltje 

Turk, z. h. v. 

Catharina. Stephen Smith, Alida 
Vouk, z. h. v. 

Anton v. Myndert Schuyler, Elis- 

abeth Wessels, z. h. v. 

Johannes. Isaac Mver, Catharina 
'Brad, j.' d. 

Catharina. John Mdler, Aplonia 
Lins, Wed. v. John Sol- 

Herman. Hermanus Rutgers, 
Eva Rutgers, h. v. v. 
John Provoost. 

Adolf. Samuel Waldron, Mar- 

grietje de La Mae- 
tere, j. d. 

1893.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 163 


Nov. 30. Willem Ellis, Belitje Francyntje. 

de Groot. 
Evert Dviiking, Aafje Catharina. 

Dec. 7. Isaac Bussing, Elisa- Herman. 

beth Tide. 


Van de 





F r e d e r i k 

Jonathan Provoost, 
Adriana Spring- 

Robber t Bensing, 
Catharina V. Bos- 

Laurens Wessels, Su- 
sanna Brad. 

Cornells Van Vegten, 
Neeltje Bussing. 

Antony ten Eyk, 
Sara Ten Eyk. 

Jacob Persil, Mettje 

Abraham Marschalk, 

Maria Sebring. 
Johannes Schermer- 

horn, Sara Canon. 
Leonard Lispinard, 

Elsje Rutgers. 
Johannes Vreden- 

burg, Annatje 


Johannes Harssing, 
Margrietje V. Veg- 

N i c o 1 a e s Cortregt, 
Elisabeth Contyn. 














Arie de G root, Sara 

Kouwenhoven.z. h.v. 
Isaac Ro^eveld, Sara 

Roseveld, j. d. 
A r e n d Bussing, Maria 

Tille, h. v. v. James 

Albartus Van de Water, 

Aafje V. Water. Wed. 

V. Willem V. Water. 
David Provoost, Carstina 

Pera, z. h. v. 

Gerrit Roos, 
Rutgers, j.- d. 

M aria 

Laurens Rome, Neeltje 

Turk, z. h. v. 
Alexander Bussing. Sara 

de Mild, z. h. .v. 
Thobias Ten Eyk, Elisa- 
beth Ten Eyk, h. v. v. 

Joh s Clopper. 
Hendrik Brasser, Abi- 

gael Persil, z. h. v. 
Isaac Sebring, Catharina 

Van Wyk, z. h. v. 
Jan Canon, Maria La 

Gran, z. h. v. 
John Lispinard, Aletta 

Petrus Kip, Elisabeth 

Blom, z. h. v. 

Jacob Harsing, Aaltje 
Harsing, Wed. v. 
Marinus, Egt. 

Robert Sikkels, Elisa- 
beth Curaux, j. d. 

A° 1744- 

Jan. 1. Abraham Paalding, Neeltje. 

Maria Cosyn. 
TVIattheus Wol, Elis- Dirrik. 

abeth Cummins. 

11. Cornells Quakken- Claasje. 
bosh, Annatje V. 

Willem Forbus, Maua 

Paalding, z. h. v. 
Dirrik Wol, Magdalena 

Wol, h. v. v. Willem 

Benjamin Quakkenbosh, 

Claasje Webbers, z. h.v. 

1 64 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 

A" 1744- 



Jan. 18. 

Adriaan Banker, Elis- 
abeth Teerling. 


Hendrik Van Gelder. 


A n n a t je Vand r 



Samuel Bar re, Ja- 
comyntje V. Pelt. 


Johannes Spier, 


Geertruy Rome. 


Frederyk Tyn, Ra- 
chel Bensing. 


Francis Onanrie, 


Hanna Kip. 

Feb. 1. 

Daniel Waldron, Ma- 
ria Goutier. 


Hendrik Taylor, Re- 


becca Brestede. 

James Tukker, Ma- 


ria Woertendyk. 

' 5- 

Will em Poppeldorf, 
Anna Styn. 



Hendrik Van de 
Water, Anna Skil- 


Daniel Van Vlek, 


Voihvtje Cherriks. 


Abraham Brasher, 
Elisabeth Dally. 


Pieter Ozy, Freder- 


ica Belange. 



Johannes Bogert, 
Abigael Quick. 


Hendrik Ellis, Maria 




26. Reynier Hoppe, Johannes. 

Ariaantje H uys- 

29. Johannes Beekman, Jacobus. 

Elisabet Elsworth. 

A 1 b e r t u s Bosch, Rebecca. 
Catharina Smith. 


Everd Banker, Elisabeth 
de Peyster, Wed. v. 
Ab m Boele. 

Cornelis Van der Hoe- 
ven, Elisabeth Van der 
Voor, z. h. v. 

Hendrik Kermer, Rachel 
Gerritse, z. h. v. 

Arend Tours, Annatje 
Spier, z. b. v. 

John Coo, Sara Coo, 
h. v. v. Pieter Aalbay. 

Daniel Mynards, Catha- 
rina Kip, h. v. van Cor- 
nel 5 Bogard. 

Daniel Goutier, Maria 
Bogart, z. h. v. 

Benjamin Taylor, Rebec- 
ca Onkelbag, Wed r v. 
Burger Sipkens. 

Willem Ellis, Maria Tib- 
ouwt, h. v.v. Joh s Paers. 

Arend Van Hoek, Elisa- 
beth Vredenbiirg, h. v. 
van W m Corsselius. 

Thomas Hollik, Heyltje 
Cloppers, Wed. v. Ja- 
cobus Qiiik. 

Jacob Kip, Margrietje 
Ryke, Wed. v. Otto 

Jan de La Montague, 
Maria Dally, z. h. v. 

Christiaan Bording, Mar- 
tha Ligthart, z. h. v. 

P e t r u s Bogert, Maria 
Quick, j.«d. 

Hendrik Brevoort, Cath- 
arina Lamaiten, syu. h. 
v. Samuel Van Steen- 
bergen, Jannetje Sick- 
els, j. d. 

Mattheiis Huisman, Hes- 
ter Van Sent, syn h. v. 

Gerardus Beekman, Elis- 
abet de Peyster, Wed. 
v. Abraham Boelen. 

James Sampel, Rebec- 
ca Bosch, syn h. v. 

1 893. J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New l'ork. 16c 


Feb. 29. Johannes B o d i n , Heyltje. 
Tryntje Bensen. 

P i e t e r Lammerse, Jan. 
Maria Bennet. 


Maart 4. Andries Michel, Mar- Catharina. 
gareta Bultere. 

7. Willem Peers, Anna Hendrik. 

Van de Water. 
14. Jacob Somerendyk, Ammerensie, 
Ammerensie Stout. 

18. Pieter Vliereboom, Servaas. 
Jannetje Van der 
April 4. Abraham Onderkerk, Elisabet. 
Maria Prentup. 

8. Pieter Burger, Re- Elisabet. 

becca Plogh. 

Amos Pain, Cath- Philippus. 
arina Bersis. 
11. Evert Byvank, Maria Evert. 

Jan Ewits, Roctje Johannes. 

18. Ephraim Braizier, Ephraim. 

Catharina Van 

22. Egbert Somerendyk, Nicolaas. 

Aaltje Webbers. 

Vincent Montague, Thomas. 

Tryntje Harta." 
29. Hendrik Hartshoog, Catharina. 

Anna Maria Kleck- 

Albertus T i b o u t , Cornelia. 

Cornelia Bogert. 

6. -Charles Smith, Cor- Alida. 
nelia Wilke.ns. 
13. Daniel Burger, Daniel. 
Neeltje Potter. 

Henricus Kip, Hel- Petrus. 
ena Low. 


Abraham Bensen, 

Heyltje Smith, \Ved e . 
van Vincent Bodin. 
Simon Lammerse, Maria 
Eckker, j. d. 

Johannes Michel, Cath- 
arina Rutter, j. d. 
Petrus Bogart, Tanneke 

Peers, syn h. v. 
Benjamin Stout, Jesebet 

Stout, h. v. v. Willem 

Cornells Van der Hoeven, 

Carstina Schamp, syn 

h. v. 
Jan Jacobs, Harmtje 

Koek, syn h. v. 
Alexander Phenix, An- 

neke Biirger, h. v. van 

Andrew 'Jeroii. 
George Gardon, Geertje 

Bras, syn h. v. 
Jan Goelet, Sara Canon, 

h. v. v. Jan Schermer- 

Teiinis Tibout, Maria 

Ewits, j. d. 
Johannes Gilbert, Tjaatje 

van Keuren, syn h. v. 

F o 1 k e r t Somerendyk, 
Geertruy Herds, h. v. 
van Theunis Someren- 

Thomas Montague, Re- 
becca Breyant, syn h. v. 

Johannes Tausenbagh, 
Margareta Cemmen, h. 
v. van Antony Caspar. 

Cornells Bogert, Junior, 
Cornelia Verdiiin, h. v. 
van Cornells Bogert. 

Jacob Maris Groen, Ma- 
ria Salsberry, syn h. v. 

Pieter Burger, Elisabet 
Burger, h. v. van Alex- 
ander Phenix. 

Petrus Low, Rachel 
Roosevelt, syn h. v. 

1 66 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 


May 14. Francis Jameson, An- Annatje. 

natje Criger. 
20. Jacobus Van Orden, James. 

Lea Chrestie. 
23. Alexander Bulsing, Alexander. 

Sara de Milt. 
27. Abraham Kip, Maria Abraham. 

Vanden Berg. 

Harmais Aelstyn, Jannetje. 
Jannetje Willis. 
Juny 3. Willem Gilbert, Aal- Cornelia, 
tje Pardon. 

Steven Smith, Alida Hester. 

6. Johannes Vreden- Hanna. 
burg, Jannetje 
10. Pieter Pra Provoost, Maria. 
Geertruy Sipkens. 
Pieter Liusch, Cath- Margareta. 
alyntje Benson. 


13. Gerrit Hennion, Ma- 
ria Van Vorst. 
Everardris Brouwer, 

Maria Petet. 
Abraham Lynsze, 
Catharina Rutgers. 
Joh s Adolphiis Otter- 
berg, Annatje Le 
17. Johannes Caar, Mar- 
grita Wilson. 

20. Hendrik Bogert, Cor- 
nelia de Grauw. 
Thomas Pardon, 
Margrita Gilbert. 
July 1. Mattheus Huisman, 
Hester Vinzent. 






Andries Canon, Isa- 

belle Smith. 
Michiel Shut, Catha- Arent. 

rina -Gilbert. 
Jacobus Johnson, Johannes. 

Margrita Fyn. 


Richard Criger, Susanna 

Criger, j. d. 
James Chrestie, Magda- 

lenade Mooree,syn h.v. 
Antony de Mildt, Jan- 
netje Reven, z. h. v. 
Pieter Marchalk, Mar- 
grita Blom, h. v. van 

Petrus Kip. 
Elbert Haering, Elisabeth 

Bogert, z. h. v. 
Jan Gilbert, Catharina 

Ten Eyk, h. v. v. Wyn- 

and V. Zand. 
Jacobus Smith, Dina 

B e e 1 e , h. v. v. Jan 

Johannes Poel, Hanna 

Bekkers, h. v. v. Philip 

Broil wn. 
David Provoost, Elsje 

Sipkens, j. d. 
Hendrik Van Bossem, 

Margarita Pra V. Zant, 

z. h. v. 


Jan de Boog, Vrouwtje 
Heyer, z. h. v. 


Jacob Brouwer, Aafje 
Brouwer, jonge d. 



Walther Thong, Aletta 
Rutgers, j. d. 


Hendrik Daniel, Annatje 

Le Quier. 

Willem Caar, Antje Caar, 
h. v. v. Isaac Scharde- 

Cornelius Bogart. Cor- 
nelia Van Diiyn. 

John Gilbert, Maria Gil- 
bert, j. d. 

Rei'nier H o p p e , Aafje 
Bruin, h. v. v. Barend 

Jan Canon, Maria de La 
Gran, z. h. v. 

Willem Gilbert, Hester 
Fyn j. d. 

John Coo, Jannetje Van 
Zant, z. h. v. 

l8 93-J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 167 


July 11 Arie Koning, Rachele Arie. 
15. Abraham Brouwer, Anna. 
Aafje Van Gelder. 

Abraham Pels, Hel- Evert, 
ena Appel. 
18. Cornells Van Ranst, Abraham. 

Catharina Canon. 
29. Hendrik de Mott, Geesje. 
lannetje Van Wag- 
Aug. 1. Jacob Ten Eyk, Al- Jacob, 
etta Wessels. 

Adam Vanden Berg, Annatje. 

Maria Spocr. 
Benjamin Dielend, Benjamin. 

Elisabeth Vreden- 

Samuel Steenbergen, Elias. 

Elisabeth Ellis. 
5. Jacobus Stoutenbiirg, Neeltje. 

Maria Turk. 
Wendel Ham. Maria Coenraad. 


Johannes Hoppe, Willem. 

Maria Van Norden. 
Jan Ekkese, Sara Apolonia. 

And'ries Varik, Aafje Dirk. 

Ten Eyk. 

12. Johannes Roorbag, Abel. 
Anna Maria Har- 


Gysbert Gerritse, 
Margarita Lesher. 


Lucas Kierstede, Elis- Anna. 

abeth Cregier. 
Pieter Van Norden, Jacobus. 

Hanna Willemsze. 
Johannes Van Varik, Abraham. 

Maria Brestede. 

Frans Fransze, Elis- 
abeth Bikkers. 



Benjamin Kierstede, Jen- 

neke Blom, z. h. v. 
Jacobus Brouwer, Anna 

Qiiik. Wed. v. Gerrit 

V. Gelder. 
Evert Pels, Bregje Pels, 

h. v. v. Raphael Goulet. 
Jan Canon, Maria de La 

Gran, z. h. v. 
Cornells Van Vorst, 
Claasje de Mott, z. h. v. 

Wessel Wessels, Neeltje 

Hardenberg, Wed. v. 

Jacob Ten Eyk. 
Barend Barheid, Rebecca 

Oothouwt, z. h. v. 
Isaac de Mild, Margrita 

Van der Voort, z. h. v. 

Elias Ellis, Sara Paers, 

z. h. v. 
\ Isaac Stoutenbiirg, An- 

neke Dally, z. h. v. 
Laurens Rome, Aaltje 

Rome, h. v. v. Joh s . 

Willem Swanson, Hester 

V. Norden, z. h. v. 
Simon Lammersse, Maria 

Ekkesse, j. d. 
Johannes Varik, Anna de 

Lap, h. v. v. James Ger- 

Abel Hardenbroek, An- 

netje Bosch, Wed e . van 

Joh s Hardenbroek. 

Gideon Karsteng, Judith 
Karsteng, h. v. v. Her- 
manns Bensing. 

Cornells Cregier, Rachel 
Cherstede, j. d. 

Jacob Van Norden, Styn- 
tje Sabrowiki, z. h. v. 

Andries V. Varik, Catha- 
rina M k Daniel, Wed e . 
v. John Schermer. 

Thomas Jacobsze, Maria 
Jacobz, z. h. v. 

{68 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 

A c 1744. OUDERS. 

Jacob Phenix, Maria 

Marcellus Gerbrands, 

Geertruy Van Dal- 

19. James Livingston, 

Maria Kierstede. 
Walther Heyer, Jen- 

neke Van Vorst. 
22. Myndert Schuiler, 

Elisabet Wessels. 
Thomas Warner, 

Bregje Aalstyn. 

George Lam, Hend- 
rikje Meyer. 

26. Willem Heyer, Ta- 
bitha Simson. 
Johannes Aalsteyn, 
Catalina Rappalje. 
29. John Livingston, 
Catharina de Pey- 
Sept. 2. Simson Bensen, 
Tryntje Peek. 
Willem Car, Annatje 

5. Abraham de Lano\ v , 
Hester Koning. 

9. Abraham Lot, Cor- 
nelia Rapalje. 
12. Hendrik Hitter, 
Margareta Hen- 
Daniel Dyke, Mar- 
gareta Poiiwels. 
Mattheus Van Aals- 
teyn, Sara Linch. 

Charles Dickenson, 
Belitje Bogart. 
23. Theophilus Elsworth, 
Margareta Sebring. 

26. Isaak Koning, Geer- 
tje Hertje. 
Johannes H o u s e r, 
Vrouwtje Hoeber. 




Alexander Phenix, Jan- 

netje Rome, h. v. v. 

Jacob Rome. 


Willem Van Dalsen, An- 

huis v. 


Philip Schuiler, Elisabeth 

Livingston, j.d. 


Walther Heyer, Elsje Van 

de Water, z. h. v. 


Johannes Tieboiit, Mar- 

garet Play, j. d. x 


Johannes Aalsteyn, Mar- 

gareta Aalsteyn, h. v. v. 

Richard Hers. 


Henriciis Van Mepelen, 

Maria Clay, h. v. van 

John Bell. 


Petriis Heyer, Sara Hey- 

er, j. d. 


Jeronymus Rappalje Hil- 

letje Veghten, syn h. v. 


Philip Livingston, Catha- 

rina Van Briig, syn h. v. 


Willem Peek, Femmetje 

Doiiwen, syn h. v. 


Johannes Car. Annetje 

Hiiyken, Wed e . van 

Antony Car. 


Everardus Broiiwer, Cor- 

nelia de Lanov, syn 

h. v. 


Pieter Lot, Femmetje 

Remsen, syn h. v. 


Philip Jacobus, Rynlen- 

der Elisabet Walter, syn 
h. v. 
Henry Van Borsom, 


Catharina Van Seys, j.d. 


Robert Livingston, Ju- 

nior, Margareta van 

Dam, j. d. 


Cornelius Bogert, Cornel- 

ia Ver Diiyn, syn h. v. 


Theophilus Elsworth, 

Johanna Hardenbrock, 

s. h. v. 


Adam Koning, Antje 

Dey, syn h. v. 


Jacob Albreyt, Annatje 

Marke, syn h. v. 

1 893. J Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Nav York. i6q 


30. Joost Paalding, Su- Catharina. Willem Forbush, Maria 
sanna White. Paalding, syn h. v. 








Johannes Johnson, 

Maria Hiiysman. 
Olphert Roosevelt, 

Elisabet Loiins- 

Jan Van Hoesen, Ger- 

ritje Hartje. 

John Parsel, Annatje 



Johannes Dorebagh, 


Christina Herder. 

John Montanje, Ma- 


ria Dally. 

Andrew Brestede, Su- 


sanna Kerbyl. 

Salomon Day, Doro- 


the Haal. ' 


Cornells Master, Ar- 
iaantje Elsworth. 

Pieter Van Brug Liv- 
ingston, Maria Al- 

Simson Bensen,*Jan- 
netje Anient. 

Abraham Bokee, Ma- 
ria Kaar. 

Matthys Ernst, Anna 
Maria Bomper. 

Lucas Kierstede, 
Maria Rykman. 

Willem Broun, Lea 

Cornelius Gerritse 

- Van den Berg,Elis- 
abet Pieterson. 

Willem Crosbee, 
Jannetje Huybregts. 

Nicolaas Kermer, 
Aaltje Sebring. 

Maria. Robert Provoost, Ariaan- 

tje Pouwelse, syn h. v. 

Maria. Abraham Dorrie, Maria 

Roosevelt, syn h. v. 

Samuel. Samuel Waldron, Jan- 

netje Waldron, h. v. 
van Resolvert Waldron. 
John Parsel, Lea Van 

Aalst, syn h. v. 
Andries Reiver, Maria 

Holder, j. d. 
Johannes Dally, Elisabet 
Dally, h. v. van Abra- 
ham Braizer. 
Johannes Kerbyl, Maria 

Kerfbyl, j. d. 
Jacobus Pieterse, Mar- 
gareta Haal, h. v. van 
Matthys Roosendal. 

Joris. John Minthorne, Jan- 

netje Elsworth, syn h. v. 

James Alex- Robert Livingston, Cath- 
ander. arina de Peyster, h. v. 

van John Livingston. 

Jonathan. Liikas Tienhoven, Sara 
Tienhoven, h. v. van 
John Johnse. 

Elisabet. Alexander Phenix, Anne- 
tje Huyken, Wed e . v. 
Anthony Kaar. 

Maria. Abraham Bomper, Maria 

Bomper, h. v. van 
George Pieterson. 

Rachel. ■ Benjamin Kierstede, Jan- 
neke Blom, syn h. v. 

Aarnoiit. Aarnoiit Hendriksz, Elis- 
abet Canner, j. d. 

Gerrit. Harmaniis Van den Berg, 

Bregje Van den Berg, 
j. d. 

Jannetje. Nicolaas Kortregt, Elisa- 

bet Huybregts, h. v. 
van Robert Leake. 

Jemima. Hendrik Kermer, Junior, 

Maria Sebring, j. d. 

1 70 Van an d Von. [Oct., 




By Susanna Matthes. 

[The following article, which throws much light upon the rather perplexing sub- 
ject of Dutch titles and family names, is republished from the New York Evening 
Post of April 8, 1893, at the request of Mr. Edward F. De Lancey. — Pub. Com.] 

It is a common mistake of Americans to think that the predicate 
"van " before a Dutch name signifies nobility. In the Low Countries, 
that i-, in the kingdoms of the Netherlands and of Belgium, "van" has 
no particular meaning. Names with "van " are to be read on shops as 
well as on the doors of the most aristocratic mansions. The humblest 
persons have it as well as the most refined. On the other hand, a great 
number of the oldest families are without it. In Germany "von" 
means noble, and all persons belonging to the nobility have "von" 
before their family names, without any exception. Persons who do not 
belong to the nobility cannot put "von " before their names, as they have 
no right to do so, and would be found out directly if they assumed it, 
and make themselves ridiculous. But in case of a man being knighted for 
some reason or other, he has the right to put "von "before his family 
name. For instance, when Alexander Humboldt was knighted, he became 
Alexander von Humboldt, and all his descendants, male and female, take 
the prefix. In the Netherlands the family name does not change when a 
person is knighted, but his nobility is made known in a way to be told 

Among the family names in America, the bearers of which came over 
from the Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many 
terminate in "us." At that time the only means of correspondence 
between scientific persons from different countries was in Latin, which 
became so much the fashion that many people Latinized their names. 
There are still many family names in the Netherlands which terminate in 
"us," as Stratenus, Mollerus, Cramerus, Heinsius, Couperus, and many 
more, and the ancestors of these families must have been prominent men, 
in one way or another, as far back as the sixteenth and seventeenth cen- 
turies ; so that it may be said that people with Latinized names are of 
good family or of old family. Some families adopted their old spelling 
again after a while, and so in an encyclopaedia one may find, Hugo de 
Groot or Hugo Grotius, James Dousa or Jan van Does, indifferently. 
The families De Groot and Van der Does have taken up the old spelling 
again. In old times the Christian names used to be different too. The 
name of the famous admiral was Michel Adriaanssoon de Ruyter, mean- 
ing Michel the son of Adriaan de Ruyter. The name of the conqueror 
of Java and the East Indian colonies was Jan Pietersoon Koe, or Jan son 
of Peter Coen. 

Although the provinces of the Netherlands are extremely small in 
comparison with other countries, still they keep their distinct character 
and family names, and in some even the Christian names are different 

1893.I Van and Von. 171 

from those in other parts of the country. In the Province of Friesland a 
dTrenHanguage £ spoken to this day, so different from Dutch that 
o her Dutchmen cannot understand it. Family names 111 tnesland 
mostly terminate in "a," as Van Cysingha, Kingma Camminga, Van 
Seenstra Postma, Alberda. The Christian names in Friesland are very 
necuHar Wietkske, Vrouwke, Tcota are women's names, and Sjoust, 
fol w r ,' Ska o are 'a few specimens of Friesch men s names In the 
kovinc; of Limburg, French is more spoken than Dutch and all h d,f 
ferent provinces keep their peculiar character This occurs in otner 
counriS but when one considers how small the kingdom of the 
Netherlands is (it has the same area as Rhode Island) it is especially 
Netherlanas is £ ince has a particular costume for the farmers 

"nd Jaulhters whfch is varied i/different villages, so families stick 

t0 tme of the ototrntsTT Netherlands have long names, because ' 
thev h™ e added to the original name a second one that was dying out of 
heir mothe r's family, or because they have added the name of their conn- 

o dest and b St families of Amsterda'm have short names with mjo ^van 
though belonging to the , nobility , as ^«™%£*£ B «b ». Sm 

will plrhaps »?« Backe"with a c.> to distinguish .them from t efemriy 

hiS country seat and grounds are situated, and is named Sin 
Gra Tnere d 'are many family names in the Netherlands which, although 

permission is obtained every ^^^^"S.Ske about a name 
must follow his example. There can ^"jeiy America may have 

in Holland, whereas the descendants of th : Dutch in A 7 

taken "van," or dropped it, and may have «W"™™ The Ame ri- 
uames so as to make them unrecognizable to .the Dutch tar 
cans, though very prone to trace back to a Dutch or «'»^' Vvcn if 
what has become of those of the ««-'» ienesv to See a family 
alterations in the names have been made t » « s , io £ 

^t^X^^T^t^^ who have made 

172 y^n and Von. [Oct., 

Dutch family names and coats-of-arms their special study. Mr. A. A. 
Vorsterman van Dyen, at the Hague, is one of the greatest genealogists, 
and has written books on the genealogies and coats-of-arms of the best 
families of the Netherlands, either of those belonging to the nobility or to 
old patrician families. In the Netherlands, when anybody asks about a per- 
son what his surname is, he commonly says, " What is his 'van' ? " This 
custom is so common that few people realize the exact meaning of it ; 
certainly nobody thinks about a "van " in using it except in the sense of 
a surname. 

The titles in Holland are few. The princes of Orange were at the 
head of the nobility, and reigned with a few intervals during three centu- 
ries. In the latter years all the princes of Orange died, and since the 
death of King William III. Queen Wilhelmina, now twelve years of age, 
is the last of her race in the Netherlands. Her mother, the queen 
regent, is a German princess. There are no other families of royal or 
princely blood in the Netherlands. Neither are there dukes or mar- 
quesses, the highest title being count. There are many counts, and the 
Counts van Limburg Stirum are the next in rank after the Oranges. As 
there are no viscounts, the next title is baron, of which there are many. 
The oldest family with the title of baron is Van Tuyll van Servaskesken. 
Next comes the title of ridder or chevalier, and finally that of jonkheer ; 
the latter may be considered to have the same importance as "von " in 
Germany, with this difference, that it stands before the Christian names, 
as Jonkheer A. G. Beelaerts van Blokland. In some families the title of 
baron or ridder descends only on the eldest male descendant of the last 
person who bore the title. In that case all the other members of the 
family are jonkheer, but this is very rare, and as a rule all the members 
of the same family have the same titles, which makes the nobility a large 
one for a small country. 

When anybody obtains a degree at a university, this precedes the 
Christian name. Jonkheer, however, is always put first of all, as Jonk- 
heer Meester (or short, Jhr. Mr.) J. S. van Waterschoot van de Gracht, 
meester meaning master of the laws. Count, baron, and ridder are 
placed between the Christian and surnames, as G. A. Baron Tindal. In the 
case of the holders of these titles having a university degree, this comes 
before the Christian names again, as Mr. J. H. M. Baron Mollerus. The 
distinction between the different titles is not so great as Americans gen- 
erally think. There are Counts Schimmelpenninck and Barons Schim- 
melpenninck. They have the same ancestors, but the barons rank above 
the counts on account of their quarterings, that is, they have intermarried 
with better families during the last century. This occurs occasionally in 
France, where the Comte de Paris is the highest personage in the 

Titles are used in the Netherlands only on formal introductions, 
in addresses, and on official occasions. It is decidedly bad form to 
address a person by his title ; this is done only by servants. In conversa- 
tion titles are to be avoided, unless it is necessary to indicate a person 
more precisely. People who mention titles in their conversation too 
often have not been accustomed to good society. In society the unmar- 
ried ladies alone have the full benefit of belonging to the aristocracy. 
Titles are not given, and to call a lady countess is most discordant to the 
Dutch ear But there is a great difference in the tianslation of Miss in 

1 893. J Genealogical Notes on the Quackenbos Family. \1X 

Dutch for those who belong to the aristocracy and those who do not. 
Miss is Freule when an unmarried lady belongs to the aristocracy, and 
Jufvroum when she does not, or is a married woman of the poorer 
classes. It is strange that Jufvroum should be the name for an unmarried 
woman in the Netherlands not belonging to the aristocracy, and at the 
same time for married women of the lower social ranks, but so it is. 
The latter are never called Mrs. or Mevroum. 

This creates among girls an immense distinction. In a room or at a 
party where there are only a few " Freules, " these are apt to come to the 
front. On the other hand, when nearly all the girls in a salon are 
"Freules" and a few present are "Jufvroum," the situation is often 
painful for the latter. When at court, every girl is supposed to be a 
" Freule," and addressed accordingly. 

Here follow some long Dutch surnames : Count Girard de Mae et van 
Cochoorn van St. Oedenrode, Juckema van Burmania Baron Rengers 
van Warmenhuisen, Clifford Pancras Cock van Breughel. Others have 
asked to change their family names, and must still mention their old 
names, as : De Raadt van Olden Parneveldt, named Witte Tulling. 
Married ladies always mention their own family names on their visiting- 
cards, so if two people with long names marry, their visiting-cards 
become very elaborate. 


By Richard Wynkoop. 

The family name has had various spellings. In the marriage records 
at New York, 1674, Reinier's name appears as Van Quackenbosch. The 
prefix van has not been found again. Quakkenbosch and Quakkenbos, 
Quackenbosch and Quackenbos, occur constantly ; there are also instances 
of Kwakkenbosch, Kwakkenbos, Kwackenbos and Kwaklenbos, until, at 
New York, the spelling settled into Quackenbos. At New Brunswick, 
in 1752, the name is recorded Quakenbos. It seems that, at Albany, 
Quackenbush became the prevalent spelling. The Knickerbockers were 
given to changing into a c the first k, where two occurred together. 

The conjecture is probable that the ordinal spelling was Kwakkel- 
bosch. According to William Sewel (1726), quakkel was quail, bosch 
a forest, bos a bush, and quaaken or quakken signified to croak as a 
frog. A Leiden dictionary of modern issue has the same spelling and 
meaning for bosch and bos ; but it gives kwakkel for quail, and kwakken, 
to croak ;-and it ignores quakkel, quaaken and quakken. 

Pieter Quakkenbos came from Oestgeest, Holland, to New Amster- 
dam, and removed thence to Beverwvk (Albany), where, in 1688, he 
purchased a brick -yard from Adrian Van Ilpendam. Talcott, in his "Genea- 
logical Notes of New York and New England Families," at page 193, says 
that the wife was Martje . 

I 74 Genealogical Notes on the Quackenbos Family. [Oct., 

Second Generation. 
Children of Pieler (i) and Martje . 

2. Reynier Pieters [Pieterszoon] van Quackenboscb, young man 
from Oestgeest, Holland; m. (ist) March 2, 1674, Lysbet Jans Masten 
of Flushing, L. I., bap. June 3, 1657, N. Y., dau. of Jan Mast or Masten ; 
m. (2d) Sept. 13, 1692, Claasje [Nichola] Jacobs Stille, bap. Feb. 11, 
1672, dau. of Jacob Cornells Stille and Aaltje [Alida] Fredericks from 
Brasiel. Reinier removed from Albany to N. Y., about 1691. Claasje 
was m. Aug. 25, 1711, to Jacob Koning (N. Y. Gen. Rec, vi., 189; 
vii., 51). 

3. Johannes ; b. 1662 ; m. ist, in 16S3, Machteld Jans Post, at Nis- 
cayuna ; m. 2d, Oct. 20, 1700, Anna Clute, dau. of Johannes Clute 
and Baata Van Slichtenhorst. He lived at Niscayuna, near Albany, and 
he and his brother Reinier owned farms on the north side of the Mohawk 
River, in the present town of Clifton Park. 

4. Jannetje ; b. 1663 ; d. Jan. 5, 1734, aged 71, Albany; m. 1682, 
to Jacob Cornells Bogaert, b. 1654, Albany, d. there April 3, 1725. 

5. Magdalena ; m. Nov. 14, 16S3, to Jonas Volkerts Douw, eldest 
son of Capt. Volkert Douw. (Rec, iii., 83.) 

6. Antje ; m. 1685, to Hendrik Martensen Beeckman, s. of Martin 
Beeckman and Susanna Jans. (Hist, of Harlem, 564 ; Talcott, 192, 1.) 
Perhaps she had previously for her husband, I. Hermans Knicker- 

7. Wouter ; m. ist Neeltje Gysberts [Gysbertsze] ; m. 2d, Oct. 
4. 1696, Cornelia Laurens Bogaert, b. Nov. 21, 1676, d. Nov. 18, 1735. 
Riker identifies him as of Albany, and mentions his marriage to Cornelia 
Bogart. (Hist, of Harlem, p. 492.) 

8. Adriaan ; m. Jan. 18, 1699, Catharine Van Schaick, b. 1679, 
dau. of Sybrant Gozens Van Schaick and Elizabeth Van der Poel. (Rec, 
ii., 191.) Adriaan was of Schaghticoke. 

9. Geertrui ; m. about 1693, to Johannes Groesbeek. 

10. Martje; m. Nov. 3, 1700, to Jacob Lucas Wyngart. (Talcott, 

P- I93-) 

11. Pieter ; buried July 20, 1748; m. at Albany, Nov. 1, 1701, 

Neeltje Marinus, dau. of David. In 1733 he bought lands on the 
Mohawk River, from Edward Collins. 

12. Claasje ; m. in 1694 or 1700, to Dirk Todebow (or Takelas). 

Third Generation. 
Children of Reinier P. (2) and Elizabeth f. Masten. 

13. Adrian of New Albany; m. Aug. 22, 1701, Annetje Cornelis 
of New Amsterdam. It seems that the wife's name was Kortright, and 
that Adrian occupied the Kortright lot at Harlem. (Hist, of Harlem, 

P- 5I5-) 

14. Benjamin of N. Albany; m. July 14, 1700, Claasje Webbers. 

15. Diewertje [Deborah] or Livertje ; bap. Dec. 9, 1685, Albany; 
m. June 10, 1709, to Frederick Jacobs Wortendyk. (Rec, vii., 51.) 

16. Claas [Nicholas], a twin ; bap. Dec. 9, 1685, Albany. 

17. Claas; bap. Sept. 15, 1689, Albany. 

1 893.] Genealogical Notes on the Qmckcnlos Family. Iy c 

Children o/ReinierP. (2) and Claasje J. Stille. 

18 Jacob; bap. June 4, 1693, N. Y. ; m. Flatbush, L. I., Sept 7 
1712, Anne Elizabeth Brouvver. P h 

19. Marritje; bap. Feb. 16, 1696 ; prob. m. May 30, 1716 N Y 
to Paulus Hoppe. (Rec., xii., 191.) ' ' 

20. Johannes; bap. Jan. 22, 1699 I m. May 20, 1726, N. Y., Ma~- 
dalena Elizabeth Hartwich [called elsewhere Helena Hartwvkl fRec° 
xvi., 123.) Prob. m. 2d, Rachel Gardinier. " V 

2i. Abraham ; b. NY. ; bap. Feb. 25, 1705 ; m. Schraalenburgh, 
Mch. 29, 1729, Susantje Helling; he a young man from Tappan N Y 
she a young woman of S. 

Children of Johannes {3) and Machleld J. Post. 

22. Peter; prob. (Talcott.) He prob. m. Elizabeth Schenck, bap 
Sept. 20, 1728. (Rec, vii., 158.) v ' 

23. Geertruy; bap. May 10, 1684, Albany. 

24. Magtelt [Matilda] ; bap. Feb. 13, 16S7 ; m. to Jan Post. 

25. Abraham ; bap. Mch. 23, 1690 ; d. an infant. 

26. Isaac; bap. Feb. 19, 1693 ', d. an infant. 

27. Jacob ; bap. Nov. 17, 1695 J d. an infant. 

Children 0/ Johannes (j>) and Anna Chile. 

28 Johannes ; bap. Jan. 4, 1702, Schenectady; m. 1st, June 26 
173', Helena, dau. of Frederick Clute of Konnestegionne, and Francvntje 
Du Mond ; m 2 d, Feb. 12, 1755, Lena, dau. of Jacob Van Olinda. 
(lalcott, 194.) 

29. Bata ; bap. Feb. 2, 1704. 

30. Bata [Bathsheba] or Betje [Elizabeth]; bap. Dec. 7, 1707, 
Albany ; m. to Johannes Heemstraat. 

31. Abraham; bap. Nov. 3, 1710; m. Jan. 11, 1740, Bata Ouder- 

32. Isaac; bap. Jan. 25, 1713 ; m . Oct. 27, 1737, Rebecca, bap. 
*eb. 13. 1712, dau. of Dirk Groot and Lysbeth Van der Volgen. (Rec 
iv., 9 ; Talcott, 194.) v 

33. Jacob; bap. Oct. 30, 1715. 

34. Machtelt; bap. Mch. 9, 1718, Schenectady; m. to Frederick 

35. Gerardus; bap. Mch. 11, 172 1 ; m. 1st, Apl. 25, 1747, Elizabeth 
Van Voorst, who was buried Mch. 17, 1805. (Talcott, 194.) 

36. Anna Barbara ; bap. Sept. 29, 1723. 

Children of Wouter (7) and Neeltje Gysberts. 

37. Geertruy. (Talcott.) 

38. Martje; bap. May 7, 1684. 

39. Pieter ; bap. Mch. 18, 1688 ; d. young. 

40. Marytje; bap. Sept. 13, 1691; m. about 1711, to Nicholas 

176 Genealogical Notes on the Quackenbos Family. [Oct., 

Children of Wouter (7) and Cornelia L. Bogaert. 

41. Neeltje; b. Aug. 22, bap. Aug. 27, 1697; d. Apl. 12, 1783 5 
m. to Capt. Albert Jans Ryckman. Talcott says that she was m. Aug. 
22, 1 71 8, to Jesse De Forest. (Pages 195 and xii.) 

42. Cornelia ; bap. Sept. 3, 1699. 

A3- Marytje ; bap. Apl. 19, 1702 ; d. Oct. 13, 1777; m. Oct. 12, 
1725, to Johannes De Forest. (Talcott, 195.) 

44. Pieter; bap. June 9, 1706 ; m. Dec. 27, 1733, Anna, bap. Dec. 
I S, I7°3, Albany, dau. of Hendrick Jans Oothout and Caatje Douw. 
(Rec, ii., 69.) 

45. Johannes ; b. Nov. 10 ; bap. Nov. 13, 1709 ; m. Dec. 6, 1730, 
Margrita Bogaart. (Rec, xvi., 130.) 

Children 0/ Adrian (S) and Catharine Van Schaick. 

46. Magtel ; bap. Jan. 7, 1700. 

47- Sybrant; bap. June 14, 1702 ; m. Feb. 8, 1725, Elizabeth 

48. Adrian; bap. Dec. 6, 1704 ; d. an infant. 

49. Adrian; bap. Aug. 17, 1707; 

50. Johannes ; bap. Oct. 28, 1710; m. Dec. 22, 1729, Elizabeth 

51. Gosen ; bap. Oct. 19, 1712. 

52. Gideon; bap. Dec. 25, 1714 ; buried Sept. 13, 1747. 

53. Anthony ; bap. Oct. 13, 171 7 ; an innkeeper at Kinderhook, on 
the river, in 1755. Prob. m., 1st, Annetje Vosburg, 2d, Antje Le Grande. 

54. Elizabeth ; bap. Oct. 28, 171 9. 

Adrian, Jun., and Johannes, are mentioned as owning lands at 
Schaghticoke, May 26, 1733. (Annals of Albany, x., 34.) 

Children of Pieter (11) and Neeltje Marinus. 

55. David ; bap. June 21, 1702 ; m. May 11, 1723, Annetje Scott. 
(Talcott, 196.) 

56. Abraham; bap. Nov. 19, 1704 ; d. an infant. 

57. Maghtel ; bap. Dec. 30, 1705. 

58. Abraham; bap. Sept. 19, 1708. 

59. Jeremias ; bap. Oct. 26, 1713. 

60. Rachel; bap. Jan. 22, 1716. 

Fourth Generation. 
Children of Adrian (13) and Anne C Kortright. 

61. Cornelius; m. June 16, 1727, Cornelia Delamater. (Hist, of 
Harlem, 515 ; Rec, xvi., 124.) 

62. Metje; m. to Resolvert Waldron. (Hist, of Harlem.) He was 
of Haverstraw, afterwards. Perhaps he was the Resolvert Waldron who 
was chosen deacon of the Millestone ch., at its organization May 18, 1727. 
(Gleanings for His. of Dutch ch. Harlingen ; Hoogland ; pamphlet, p. 3.) 

1 893.] Genealogical Notes on the Quackenbos Family. 177 

Children of Benjamin (14) and Claasje Webbers. 

63. Elizabeth; bap. Apl. 17, ^o 1 , N - Y - .. v 

64. Elizabeth ; bap. Apl. 29, 1702 ; prob. m. Oct. 13, 1721, JN. Y., 
to Pieter Brouwer. (Rec, xiii., 22.) 

65. Jannatje ; bap. Aug. 20, 1704. 

66. Aarnout ; bap. Jan. 15, 1707. 

67. Aarnouwt ; bap. Jan. 16, 1709. 

68. Leah ; bap. Mch. 28, 171 1. 

69. Leah; bap. May 25, 1712. 

70 Benjamin; bap. Feb. 13, 17*5 ! P oss - m - Annetje Van Orden 
(written also Van Norden). [See 92.] Perhaps previously m. Marga- 

rietje Ellis. 

71. Reynier; bap. Sept. 15, 1717- . 

72. Reynier; bap. Jan. 28, 1719; prob. m. Catharine Waldron, or 
Waldrom. (Hist, of Harlem, 559.) 

7*. Cornelius ; bap. Sept. 17, 1721 5 prob. m. Sept. 23 1743, Schraal- 
enburgh, Annatje Van Hoorn ; he a young man from N. \ ., she a young 
woman of Hackensack. 

Children 0/ Jacob (18) and Anne E. Brouwer. 

74. Reynier; bap. Mch. 29, 1719- N - Y - „ . , „ 

75. Elizabeth; bap. Jan. 25, 1721 ; father " Kwackenbos 

76. Jacob; bap. Oct. 28, 1724 ; prob. m. Feb. 25, 1745, Schenec- 
tady, Catharina (or Gurtrui) Huyck. 

77. Reynier; bap. May 3, 1727 5 poss. m. Feb. 2 1756, Marga- 
rethe Kingsland. (Germ. Luth. Ch., N. Y.) [See 84.] 

78. Maretje; b. Oct. 28, bap. Nov. 1, 173°. Tappan. 

79. Johannes ; b. Sept. 4. bap. Oct. 1, i73 2 - 

80. Petrus; b. Nov. 6, bap. Nov. 17, 1734. 

81. Abraham ; b. Aug. 23, bap. Sept. 19, I73 6 - 

82. Claasje ; b. Oct. 25, bap. Nov. 4, 1739- 

83. Wyntje ; b. Nov. 22, bap. Dec. 25, 1742. 

Children 0/ Johannes (20?) and Magdalena E. Hartwyk. 

84. Reynier; bap. Feb. 1, 1727, N.Y.; poss. m. Margarethe Kings- 
land. [See 77.] 

8s. Elizabeth ; b. Apl. 10, bap. Apl. 13, 1729, Tappan. 

86. Magdalena; bap. Oct. 21, 1733, N. Bruns.; " Quackinboss, 
mother " Maghdalena." 

87. Barent; bap. Oct. 5, 17355 mother Lena 

88. Johannis ; bap. July 31, 173 6 5 mother ' Helena. ^ 

89. — ; bap. Jan. or Mch., 1740 ; mother Lena. 

Children of Johannes (20 ?) and Rachel Gardenier. 

no. Pieter ; bap. Aug. 17, H^ i poss. m. Sept 6, 1764, Ann Evin, 
1st. Pres. Ch., N. Y. (Rec, xiv., 119.) [bee 99.] 
91. Nicolaas ; bap. Jan. 21, 1750. 

178 Genealogical Notes on the Quackenbos Family. [Oct., 

Children of Abraham (21) and Susan Helling. 

92. Revxier ; bap. Jan. 30, 1730, Tappan ; d. 1807; prob. m. An- 
netje Van Orden. [See 70.] 

93. Samuel; b. May 1 S, bap. June 6, 1731 ; m. Apl. 11, 1757, 
Maria Bosskerken, both young, Schraalenburgh. In the baptismal rec- 
ord of their children, his name appears as Kwakkenbosch, and finally 
as Quakkenbos ; and her name as Maria Boskerk. 

94. Jacob; b. Dec. 29, 1733, bap. Jan. 27, 1734; m. Nov. 10, 1755, 
" Lena " Christy, both young ; Schraalenburgh. 

95. Jacomyntje; b. Apl. 6, bap. Apl. 27, 1735; m. ist. to Isaac 
Brower, 2d. to Reton. 

96. Abraham ; b. Nov. 27, bap. Dec. 25, 1736 ; m. Aug. 6, 1763, 
"Tryntje " Lishier [Lozier?], both young; Schraalenburgh. 

97. Claasje ; b. Sept. 11, bap. Oct. 1738. 

98. Theunis [TeunisJ ; b. Apl. 22, bap. May 16, 1742 ; m. Rebecca 

99. Pieter ; b. July 14, bap. July 28, 1745 ; poss. m. Ann Evin. 
[See 90.] 

99a. Claasje ; b. Sept. 24, 1748, bap. Oct. 16, Schraalenburgh ; m. 
De Baur. 

100. Johannis ; b. Sept. 7, bap. Sept. 23, 1753 ; m. Annetje Harli- 

Children 0/ Johannes (28) and Helena Chile. 

101. Annatie ; bap. May 21, 1732 (First settlers, Schenectady-Pear- 

102. Francyna; bap. Dec. 25, 1733 ; m. to Isaac Van Vranken. 

103. Bata ; bap. Oct. 19. 1735 ; m. to Claas De Graaf. 

104. Fredericks; bap. Dec. 21, 1737; m. Dec. 1, 1768, Maria 

105. Johannes; bap. May i6 : 1742. 

106. Johannes; bap. Jan. 20, 1745. 

107. Walran ; bap. Dec. 28, 1746. 

108. Annatje; bap. July 14, 1748; m. to Jeremiah De Graaf (Tal- 
cott, 196). 

Children 0/ Johannes (28) and Lena Van Olinda. 

109. Eva; bap. July 18, 1756. 
no. Lena; bap. Aug. 21, 1757. 
in. Elisabeth; bap. Oct. 29. 1758. 

112. Jacobus ; bap. Feb. 17, 1760. It seems that letters of administra- 
tion upon the estate of this Jacobus, corporal in Col. Seth Warner's 
regiment, were issued Jan. 30, 1784, to John Quackingbosh of Schenectady, 
farmer. (Rec, ii., 189; Pearson.) 

113. Elisabeth; bap. Aug. 2, 1761. The father was then dead. 

Children of Abraham (31) and Bata Onderhrk. 

114. Annatje; bap. Dec. 14, 1740. 

115. Anna; bap. June 27, 1742. 

116. Elisabet ; bap. Feb. 3, 1745. 

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117. Alida ; bap. Dec. 6, 1 747. 


Johannes; bap. Feb. 11, 1750; d. July 28, 1839, aged 89. 

119. 13 ata ; bap. Jan. 5, 175:. 

120. Lena; bap. July 7, 1754. 

121. Susanna; bap. Nov. 28, 1756. 

122. Rebecca; bap. Jan. 14, 1758. 

123. Machtei.t; bap. Aug. 29, 1761. The father was then dead. 
Married to John Wood. 

(7'o be continued.) 


Contributed by Miss Harriet Bayard Kip. 

[The following letter, contributed to the Record, by a granddaughter of the 
lady to whom it is addressed, is an extremely entertaining account of social affairs 
in New York City during the troublous times of the " War of 1812." Written in a 
bright, gossipy vein, it is not only pleasant reading, but is of real interest and his- 
toric value. — Pub. Coin.'] 

New York, Oct. 15th, 1S13. 

Mrs. James Ashton Bayard, of Washington. 

My Dearest Harriet .-—An opportunity long desired has at length 
occurred of writing to you, my dearly beloved sister. Rev. Mr. Finley 
is to leave town to-morrow, and he shall be a bearer of a letter to you. 
On account of the war it is hardly worth while to attempt to post letters ; 
there is but little chance of their arriving at their destination. You will 
see by the size of this paper that the letter I intend writing is a good long 
one. The public mind is so agitated by hopes and fears, respecting our 
fleet upon the lakes, that all private cares appear to be absorbed in our 
great national affairs. But I shall now make up for lost time to tell you 
all the news of which I have a big budget. 

Mr. Robert Bruce was taken by the British, just as the pilot was 
going to them, and sent to Halifax. They have not yet heard from 
him, but they expect him among the first bartered from there. He 
had 'taken his passage in three different vessels, and hearing that New 
York was in a state of blockade, thought that he would come in the ship 
Union, bound for Boston, and was taken off Boston Harbor. Yet not- 
withstanding the hard times people go on eating and drinking, marrying 
and giving in marriage, as the Bible tells us they did way back from 
before the time that Noah took up his residence in the ark. And the 
times are indeed hard. Now, mamma has not been well for some two 
or three weeks, and it was a little difficult to determine the cause of her 
malady ; but the nature of her disease declared itself upon her rapid 
recovery when the United States Bank declared a dividend. Mr. T— 
says it is the war that makes the rates of exchange so high. But this is 
an excellent Bank ; last quarter they paid 3^— this l\$>— next they hope 
to pay 4$. Truly thankful am I. It is hard at any time to have one s 
income reduced, but more aggravating when the necessaries of life are so 
raised in value. Brown sugar, $25 a cwt. ; Hyson Tea 17 shillings a 
lb by the box only. Hyson Skin, 14 shillings a lb., and that only fcy 

180 In the Days of 1813. [Oct., 

the box. Peaches, two shillings the half-peck ; so we are obliged to use 
Pears steeped in hot molasses. Many people are living on Black-Butter 
(Pears, Apples, and Quinces stewed together). Yet notwithstanding all 
this necessity for economy the city is gay. 

There are many engagements among our circle of friends. You 
remember Katy Quackenbush, they attend the Middle Dutch Church; 
she is engaged to Mr. Gansevoort of Albany, son of General Gansevoort 
of that Dutch City. Mr. Trotter is also engaged to a Miss Willard, also 
of Albany. Eliza Gosman has affianced herself to Rev. Mr. Kittle, a 
minister of the Dutch Reformed Church. Nick Van-Brunt has become 
enamored of Miss Geretta Polhemus, both of Long Island. Sweet, lovely 
Margaret Clendenning has been claimed by Mr. Bulkley. I have told 
you before of the engagement of Nancy Bruce with Mr. Vandervoort ; I 
suppose that you are quite impatient to hear about the wedding, so I will 
tease you no longer, but will at once plunge into details, and give you a 
full account of the happy event. In the first place you must know that the 
day was remarkably pleasant ; I say pleasant, because if it had rained, or 
been unpleasant on that day, Nancy, who is rather superstitious, would 
have thought it ominous. The company were invited at half-past six. 
At seven of the clock the clergyman arrived. When the Dominie was 
ready, the Groom left the room, and at half-past seven returned ; the 
Groom leading in the Bride; the Groomsmen conducting the Bridesmaids. 
As soon as they had taken their places, the ceremony began. Dr. Kuypas 
was exceedingly short ; I suppose out of consideration for the Bride. 
She was extremely agitated, so much so, that she was obliged to lean on 
Betsey Cooper for support. However, she went through the ceremony 
very well, and when it was over, received the congratulations of her 
friends with considerable grace. She looked very prettily. Her dress was 
white levantine silk, made very short-waisted. Short-sleeves, with white 
satin Epaulettes trimmed with point-lace ; a broad satin ribbon laid along 
the bottom of the frock, and satin ribbon around the waist tied with a small 
bow before"; silk stockings, and white kid shoes and gloves, etc., etc., etc. 
Her kerchief was made of crepe with a satin collar, rounded open before, 
and made to set off from her neck behind, and trimmed with three rows 
of point-lace. Her head was dressed very plainly with a bandeau of 
hair, and her back hair was just twisted round very simply, and fastened 
up with a tortoise-shell comb. Huggins was sent for to dress her hair, 
and she waited for him until after six, when I was obliged to Hugginize 
her ; however, her head looked very well, and her whole dress was 
extremely becoming. The Bridesmaids were dressed like her. I forgot 
to mention that the bridesmaids were Betsey Cooper and Eliza Bruce. 
The Groomsmen, Dr. Fayette Cooper and George Bruce. I was invited 
to be bridesmaid, but declined. There were just about enough there to 
make it agreeable, and we passed a charming evening. 

The entertainment was very fine; we had a profusion of good things. 
About eight o'clock Tea and Coffee was sent in, with four kinds of cake, 
"Plum, — Plain, — Almond, — and Jumbles." Immediately after Tea, 
several kinds of Sweetmeats, — Blancmange, were sent round. And in their 
course wine, lemonade, almonds, raisins, apples, and oranges. The 
entertainment of the evening was concluded with what they call a hand- 
about supper. "Ham, tongue, pickled-oysters, bread — butter, biscuits, 
porter, and port-wine." Don't you wish that you had been there? Nancy 

1893.] Tn ihe Da ->' s °f l8l 3- l8l 

and myself talked about you, and wished for you, as we always do, when 
together. I must now tell you how the company were dressed. Antoi- 
nette and myself had silk stays made for the occasion ; we dressed in our 
old stand-by's, that is, our sprigged muslin frocks, with white satin ribbon 
laid along the bottom, long white silk stockings, buff shoes, ribbon round 
our waists, white kid gloves ; and I wore a bandeau around my head, 
made of your beautiful hair with some of Antoinette's. We both looked 
very smart. All the ladies were beautifully dressed. Helen Vandervoort 
looked beautifully splendid. Mrs. Bruce was dressed in a slate 
colored silk. She seemed to be in very good spirits, but it was too much 
for her ; she was sick all night with the highstricks. The company 
departed about ten p. m. About nine of the clock next morning, the 
bridal party set off for Phillipsburg, and also Philadelphia, where they re- 
mained a week. After their return they both saw company, although in 
not as much state as Harriet Mumford did. Mr. Vandervoort entertained 
his company in the Dining-Room. Mrs. Vandervoort in the Drawing- 
Room . They have altered the old Drawing Room into a Bed Room for the 
bridal pair. ' Very elegantly furnished in carved mahogany high four post 
bed with a beautiful mahogany dressing table, chest of drawers all carved 
to match, Bamboo chairs ; so you see that they have begun life in a very 
genteel manner. On the night of the Wedding the Groom Mr. Vander- 
voort and his attendants were all dressed alike in coals of bright blue with 
military buttons, white satin waistcoats richly trimmed with point lace, 
small clothes of drab color, with white silk stockings, embroidered garters, 
silver buckles, and black morocco shoes. The Groom's garters were em- 
broidered by the Bride. Bridesmaid Eliza Bruce embroidered the pair 
worn by her attending Groomsman Dr. Fayette Cooper, and Betsey Cooper's 
fair hands fashioned those for George Bruce. The young men looked 
very elegantly, only Dr. Cooper, poor fellow, was suffering from so pain- 
ful a bunion on one of his feet, that he was obliged to go around all the 
evening with his shoe down at the heel. Miss Mary Ann Brown was 
married on Saturday by Rev. Gardiner Spring, to Mr. Pike, a merchant 
in Chatham St. ; he is a widower with four children. Mr. Mills is to be 
married next Thursday to a girl only seventeen. So every Jill has her 
Jack. I expect all the old maids in the city will begin to look about 

October 21st, 18 13. 

And now, dear Sister, I must change the subject from matrimony, and 
its antecedent, courtship, to Religious and church Affairs. Last week the 
Presbyterian Synod met in our city, and I think that you will be interested 
in the narration of some little incidents connected with it. Rev. Dr. Ash- 
bel" Green preached an excellent sermon in the morning. Rev. Mr. 
Fisher of Morristown, preached also with much acceptance in the session- 
room in the evening. Our minister, Mr. Spring of the Brick Meeting, was 
elected moderator. The Synod was held in the Wall St. church. Last 
year it was proposed in Synod that each minister should bring a written 
covenant, giving an account of the state of religion in their respective 
churches. Dr. Spring and Dr. Romeyn of Cedar St. were at the head 
of the motion. Well, both of our divines forgot all about it. Dr. Ro- 
meyn was called upon to read his paper. He was obliged to arise and 
explain that it had entirelv slipped his memory. Mr. [Spring was then 

1 82 In the Days of 1S13. [Oct., 

summoned. He could only reply with Dr. Romeyn. Dr. Romeyn then 
arose and in his noble, dignified manner said, Reverend Fathers, and Breth- 
ren, I must say that both my excellent brother and myself have been very 
neglectful in the performance of our duty. Then he sat down. Dr. 
McDowell's statement was beautiful, Hooper Cumming's very brilliant. 
Yesterday Dr. Alexander of Princeton, Mr. Grant, Mr. Garrisson of Egg 
Harbor, Dr. Richards of Newark, all preached most excellent sermons. Dr. 
Romeyn will preach his farewell sermon next Sunday. Early in November 
he sails for Europe with Mrs. Romeyn ; he expects to be absent a year. 
They will have to sail to Lisbon ; they wished to go to Italy, but there is 
no ship bound for that part of the Mediterranean and may not be for 
months, so they must take the first opportunity that presents itself. 

Dr. McCloud has offered to preach once a dav for the Cedar St. con- 
gregation provided they will all have the Scotch Psalms. Watt's hymns 
are against his conscience. How much we all miss Dr. and Mrs. Miller, 
from the Wall St. Church, and from the City. He was in every religious 
work. I hear that he has been very ill with Typhus Fever. If it would 
only bring him back to the City, I should not regret it. Such a sacrifice, 
a man of his talents, to bury himself in a red-mud-New Jersey village on 
such a wild goose scheme, as a theological school to train young men for 
the Ministry. Why can they not study with well-known clergymen, as in 
times past? It will never succeed, die for want of breath. [Note. Prob- 
ably the Presbyterian denomination of to-day hold different views respect- 
ing the success of the Theological Seminary at Princeton. J I must tell 
you that they are putting in two new-fashioned stoves in the Brick Meet- 
ing. They are the Russian stove. Made of brick, enough for a new 
front to the Meeting. The first Sunday there was fire in them, the church 
was so full of steam they had to open the windows. 

And now, dear sister, before I close, I presume you will wish to hear 
about the illuminations in the city which took place last Saturday evening, 
in honor of Perry's great victories upon the lakes. The new Palace. 
Washington-Hall, Tammany Hall, the Theatre, and Masonic Hall ; the 
French consul's House, and all private dwellings of citizens of influence, 
were beautifully illuminated. Even White Street Market, I suppose the 
other Markets, also were all lighted. The Palace looked superb ; Lights 
in every window and all around it ; and the Cupola was a perfect blaze of 
Light. There were four Transparent Paintings, two in the windows 
and one in each wing. They represented the four Battles that Had Been 
Fought by Sea. Over the Portico a band of Musick sent forth sweet 
strains. Over the windows of the Cupola, in Transparency were the dying 
words of our beloved lamented Captain Lawrence, "Don't Give up the 

Each side of the Paintings in both wings, the Candles formed a Dia- 
mond. Tammany Hall-Painting was a Landscape, with over it, in Trans- 
parency Letters, Harrison and Perry. Another Transparency was an 
Officer dressed in Blue representing Harrison. An Indian Chief much 
painted >stood by his side, dressed very much in feathers. Two other 
Indian Chiefs were with General Harrison, one was kneeling down before 
him while Harrison presenting something to him. At a little Distance 
ascended a Great Smoke, I suppose representing the Publick Stores that 
the British set fire to. 

There was a Great Crowd of People in the street you could not Get 

1893-] Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. jg? 

through the Broadway up by the Park and new City Hall in Chambers 
St. Every possible honor was paid to Commodore Perry. But it was 
Great Nonsense. It is time this cruel and wicked war was at an end. 
Such a sacrifice of life. All the money could not pay for the loss of a 
man like Captain Lawrence. Then too the money had better be dis- 
tributed among the suffering Poor ; so much Poverty in the City now ; 
Provisions so dear ; the necessaries of life so high ; so many helpless 
widows and orphans, from the war ; Men's hearts failing them for fear. 

And while I enjoyed the illuminations, what a desecration of the 
Sabbath ; such a display on Holy Time the eve of the Lords-Day. 

But I must close. Mr. Finley is here. Your Aunt Mrs. Chief- 
Justice Kirkpatrick of New- Brunswick is here. What a splendid woman. 
We greatly enjoy her visit. 

Good bye, dear precious sister of my heart. Love to Mr. Bayard, 
Mary, and Rodgers. 

Mr. Andrew Bayard of Philadelphia, and Judge Samuel Bayard of 
Princeton, will soon make us a visit. 

Farewell my best-beloved. 

Your affectionate sister 

Marie Antoinette Nichols. 


Introductory Note. — The records here presented, which have been 
copied verbatim et literatim, are the earliest known of their kind in the 
town of East Hampton, L. I. They were kept by the Rev. Nathaniel 
Huntting, the second pastor of the first church of that place. Those 
by the first minister of the church are not known to exist. The Rev. 
Nathaniel Huntting was a son of John and Elizabeth Huntting, and was 
born in Dedham, Mass., November 15, 1675. He graduated at Harvard 
College, Mass., in 1693. He commenced his labors in East Hampton 
in 1696, and was installed pastor of the church on the thirteenth day of 
September, 1699. His salary, at first, was £60 and the use of the public 
lands. He continued to be the pastor of the church for fifty years. He 
married, in 1701, Mary Green, of Boston, Mass., another account says of 
New London, Conn. She was born in Jul}', 1679, an d died on the 7th 
of October, 1733. They had issue : 1st, Nathaniel, bap. at East Hampton 
6 Sept., 1702, married Mary Hedges; 2d, Edward, bap. 20 Feb., 1703-4, 
married Mary Mulford ; ^d, Mary, bap. 26 May, 1706, died young; 
4th, John, bap. 14 Sept., 1707, married Ann Mors; 5th, Samuel, bap. 9 
April, 1710, jnarried 1st Mary Gardiner, m. 2d Zerviah Rhodes; 6th, 
Joseph, bap. 25 March, 171 1, died young; 7th, Mary, bap. 13 Sept., 
1713, married Joseph Coit ; 8th, Jonathan, bap. 24 Oct., 1714 ; 9th, an 
infant, d. young ; 10th, Elizabeth, bap. 2 Nov., 1718, died young. 

The church of East Hampton, at the time of his settlement over it, 
numbered six male and twenty-two female members. Mr. Thompson 
says "he was a diligent student, wrote much, and was in all respects 

184 Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. [Oct., 

industrious and faithful in the discharge of his pastoral duties." In 1696 
he commenced a record of marriages, baptisms, and deaths in the town, 
and continued the same during the fifty years of his ministry. The value 
of this record, to the genealogist, cannot be over-estimated, for there are 
no records of like character, covering the same period of time, in the town 
records. It is said that "there are now extant more than one hundred 
volumes of his manuscript sermons, written in a clear, nervous style." 
He continued to preach and discharge the duties of his ministry till the 
19th of September, 1746, when he was dismissed at his own request. 
His modest monument, in the church-yard of East Hampton, bears the 
following inscription : "In memory of the Rev'nd. Mr. Nathaniel Hunt- 
ting, who died Septm r ye 21, 1753, in ye 78 year of his age." 

S. S. P. 

An account of persons married by me Nath 11 Hunting. 

Thomas Dibble of East Hampton and Rachel Mulford. 1 
Walter Brown of Oysterpond and Jane Conkline of East 

Hampton. 2 

Matthias Hoppin and Mary Diament. 3 

John Fithian and Sarah Diament. 4 

Daniel Miller and Elizabeth Buclan. 5 
Mr. Isaac Halsey of Southampton and Hannah Stretton 

of East Hampton. 6 

Caleb Osborn and Jane Shaw. 7 

Robert Parsons and Mary Domine. 8. 

Ananias Conkline, Junr. , and Martha Stretton. 9 

John Goff and Ann Edwards. 10 

Jonathan Baker and Hannah Davis. 11 

George Squire and Jane Edwards. 12 

Thomas Barns and Mindwell Dibble. 13 

Samuel Hedges and Lois Parsons. 14 

W ra Edwards and Alice Dayton. 15 

John Lupton and Alice Wheeler. 16 

Matthew Barns and Elizabeth Leeds. 17 

Daniel Lord and Alice Wheeler. 18 

Recompense Sherry and Sarah Parsons. 19 

John Talmage and Experience Miller. 20 

David Smith and Elizabeth Luis. 21 

Thomas Alderman and Mary Seagrave. 22 

John Moris and Mary Harris. 23 

Daniel Hedges and Abigail Baker. 24 

Mr. Jacob Baillergeau and Jane Moris. 25 

John Davis and Susanna Osborn. 26 

Isaac Stretton and Margaret Edwards. 27 

James Stanborough and Sarah Edwards. 28 

Ichabod Leek and Sarah Parsons, widow. 29 

John Wickham and Jerusha Miller. 30 

Isaac Barns and Anna Rogers. 31 

Abraham Reeves and Puah Merry. 32 

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Year. Month. Day. 

1704, Sept. 12, Benjamin Woodruff of Southampton and Margaret 

Davis. 34 

Oct. 26, Mr. Joseph More of Mecox and Mrs. Ruth Harris. 35 

Nov. 2, Shamgar Barns and Elizabeth Steed. 36 

Dec. 12, James Hand Senr. and Elizabeth Dibble. 37 

170-i Dec. 26, Joseph Osborn and Marv Hedges. 38 

° " 28, George Dibble and Mary Bell. 39 

Feb. 21, Samuel Barns and Elizabeth Dyke. 40 

Mar. 2, W m Hedges and Abiah Mulford. 4i 

1705 May 10, Isaac Mulford and Mercy Conkline. 42 

Thomas Matthews and Elizabeth Jones. 43 

Oct. 24, Nath 11 Woodroof of S. Hampton and Abigail Leek. 44 

Nov. 7, Mr. Daniel Bur of Fairfield and Mrs. Abigail Stretton of 

East . 4 5 

Nov. 8, Joseph Osborn and Widow Hossington. 46 

170$, June 17, Joseph More, junr., of Bridge Hampton and Hannah 

Diament of East . 47 

1706, May 15, Henry Stevens and Sarah Jones. 48 

July 3 John Davis and Puah Reeves. 49 

Oct. 21, M r John Picket and Mrs. Elizabeth Christophers, both 
of New London. 5° 

Jan. 14, Thomas Diament and Hannah Finney sometime belong- 
ing to Bristol. 5 1 
April 8, Robert Cogswell and Jane Mulford, both of East Hamp- 
ton. 5 2 
May 26, Th. Chalfield Junr. and Hannah Stretton. 53 
Tune 12' Nath 11 Hand and Johanna Leek. 54 
Sept. 10, Sam 11 Ogden of Elizabethtown and Johanna Skelhnx of 
East Hampton. 55 
" 2> Mr. James Diament and Elizabeth Davis. 56 
Oct to Clement De Favour a Guersensey Man, belonging to 
Southampton and Patience Burges a sojourner in ys 
town. 57 
Luke Prichard and Hannah Earl. 5° 
" 14, John Cromwell of Westchester and Prudence Miller of 
East Hampton. 59 
Dec. 11, Hezekiah Miller and Elizabeth Sherry. 60 
1708 July 22, Eliakim Conkline and Deborah Stretton. 61 
" 28, Samuel Russel and Martha Talmage. 62 
Sept. 21, John Woodroff of Elizabethtown and Mercy Carle of 
East Hampton. 6 3 
Nov. 4, John Hall of Chillingworth and Mary Osborn of East 
Hampton. + 
170 s Jan -, David Wells and Elizabeth Beldin. 05 
iioo AprTf 4, William Tayler and Elizabeth Chandler. 00 
May 12, Timothy Woodroff of Elizabethtown and Mary Baker of 
East Hampton. 6 7 
Sept. 22, Francis Shaw of Southampton and Persis Noyes ot ivast 
17 jo, March 1, Nath 11 Baker a stranger and Annis More of East Hamp- 
ton. 9 

1 86 Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. [Oct., 

Year. Month. Day. 

i 7 ^ V ' ^ ar - J 3> Nathan Miller and Mary Conkline. 70 

171 1, Nov. 27, Timothy Wood of Huntington and Hannah Conklin of 
East Hampton. 71 

Dec. 6, Thomas Baker, Junr., and Elizabeth Osborn daughter of 
Joseph Osborn Taylor both of East Hampton. 72 

i7\j, Jan. 10, David Pierson of Bridge Hampton and Esther Conkline 
of East Hampton. 73 

John Shaw, Junr., and Mary Wood. 74 

Thomas Brickley of Boston and Susanna Dyke resident 
at East Hampton. 75 

Tho. Mulford, Junr., and Mercy Bell. 76 

Daniel Edwards and Widow Jane Brown. 77 

Daniel Osborn and Elizabeth Hedges. 78 

Matthew Mulford and Elizabeth Chalfield. 79 

Sam" Bennet and Parthenia Haise. 80 

Nathan Mulford and Sarah Parsons eldest daughter of 
John Parsons Dec'd. 81 

Benjamin Airs and Deborah Parsons. 82 

David Gardiner and Rachel Skellinx. 83 

Elias Mulford and Mary Mason. 84 

Daniel Osborn and Elizabeth Albus (probably). 85 

Recompence Sherry and Marget Cady. 86 

William Osborn and Elizabeth Dayton. 87 

Thomas Osborn, Junr., and Elizabeth Pain. 88 

Ezekiel Mulford and Bea Osborn. 89 

26, John Carle, Junr., and Mary Osborn of Southold. 90 
Daniel Baker and Abigail Osborn both of East Hamp- 
ton. 91 
Aaron Fithian and Bethiah Gardiner. 92 
Stephen Leek and Mary Shaw. 93 
Ephraim Halsey of Southampton and Martha Conkling 
of East Hampton. 94 
" 28, Christopher Lupton of Bridgehampton and Abigail Dia- 
ment of East Hampton. 95 
1 71 5, Mar. 15, Eliphalet Strellon and Phebe Conkling. 96 
" 16, Cornelius Conkling, Junr. , and Deborah Mulford. 97 
May 3, William Whitehead a sojourner who came from Elizabeth- 
town and Han Skellinx of ys place. 98 
Benjamin Townsend and Katharine Baker. 99 
13, John Wheeler Fertius and Elizabeth Jones. 100 
Sam Parsons, Junr., and Hannah Baker. 101 
John Merry and Mary Wheeler. 102 
Lewis Mulford and Hannah Parsons. 103 
Josiah Bewell of Chillingworth and Martha Fithian of 
ys town. 104 
Edward Petty and Widow Hannah Skellinx. 105 
John Hill of Gilford and Elizabeth Dibble of Say- 
brook. 106 
Benj. Osborn, Junr., and Elizabeth Hicks. 107 
John Osborn of Elizabethtown and Rebecca Hand. 108 
John Edwards, Junr., of this town and Mary Dibble. 109 







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1S93.] Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L.I. 187 

Year. Month. Day. 

1716, Dec. 20, Anthony Ludlam of Bridgehampton and Widow Rebecca 

Shaw of ys town. 1 IO 

1 7^77 , Jan. 4, Daniel Dayton and Deborah Brown both of ys town. 1 1 1 

" 24, John Conkling (whose relations belonged to Southold) 

and Rebecca Talmage of East Hampton. 1 12 

1717, May 14, David Blackly of East Gilford and Abigail Hand of East 

Hampton. u^ 

June 6, Sam" Bancroft and Marget Miller. 114 

Oct. 8, Nathan Cooper and Mary Miller. 115 

Dec. 17, John Conkling, son of John Conkling, and Dorcas 

Murdock. 116 

John Hand and Esther Fithian. 117 

1 718, Oct. 13, Gideon Wickham of Wethersfield and Mary Noyes of ys 

town. 11S 

Nov. 19, Ebenezer Johnson of Oysterpond and Rebecca Shaw. 1 19 
Sam 11 Filer, Junr., and Joanna Loper. 120 

" 26, William Conkling and Ruth Hedges. 121 

" 27, Jeremiah Conkling, Junr., and Jane (June 29) Par- 
sons. 122 
Dec. 17, John Diament and Deb. Hedges. 123 
I 7i8> J an - 1 > Elisha Conkling and Esther Parsons. 124 
Aug. 13, Cornelius Skellinx of Cape May and Abig. Pain of this 
town. 125 
Nov. 11, Severus Gold and Phebe Talmage. 126 
" 19, John Grave of East Gilford and Phebe Hand of this 
town. 127 
Dec. 24, Stephen Herrick of Southampton and Deborah Conkling 
of East Hampton. 12S 
I 7io» J an * 7> Abraham Peerson of Bridghampton and Elizabeth Conk- 
ling of East Hampton. 129 
May 4, Ebenezer Dirwin and Elizabeth Johnson, both sojour- 
ners at Shelter Island. 130 
May 19, John Cooper of Bridghampton and Marget Conkling of 
East Hampton. 131 
June 27, Ebenezer Grey of ys town and Mary Gardiner of Isle of 
Wight. 132 
July 25, Robert Morrice, a stranger, and Ruth Burnet. 133 
Oct. 27, Josiah Osborn and Sarah Flint. 134 
Nov. 9, Daniel Dayton and Mary Parsons. 135 
Dec. 8, Thomas Osborn 3 rd and Esther Skellinx. 136 
David Conkling Junr. and Wid. Hannah Mulford. 137 
" 29, John Stretton 3 rd and Amy Conkling. 13S 
I 7fi' J an# 2 ^> ) osnua Hildreth of Bridghampton and Ann Stretton of 
this town. 139 
Man 2, John Dayton and Joanna Parsons, both of ys town. 140 
1 72 1, Aug. 3, Joseph Hicks and Elizabeth Bishop. 141 
" 7, Abraham Embly of Pennsylvania and Hannah Prichard 
of ys town. 142 
Sept. 21, Daniel Jones and Rachel Conkling. 143 
Oct. 18, Samuel Baker and Mercy Skellinx. 144 
Nov. 16, Recom pence Leek and Abigail Shaw. 145 

1 8g Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L, I. [Oct., 

Year. Month. Day. 

1721, Nov. 16, Nathaniel Baker Junr. and Sarah Ludlam. 146 

" 23, Jeremiah Halsey junr. of Bridghampton and Mary Conk- 
ling of ys town. 147 
Dec. 14, Enos Talmage and Widow Katherine Townsend. 148 
" 20, Micah Baker and Elizabeth Smith. 149 
I 7th J an - II - Thomas Davis and Abigail Parsons. 150 
Lion Gardiner Jun r - and Hannah Merry. 151 
" 31, Joseph Dibble and Eliz Parsons. 152 
Mar. 15, John Stannard and Rachel Conkling. 153 
" 22, John Whitaker, a stranger, and Eleanor Cady. 154 

1722, April 18, Adam Cady and Jerusha Parsons. 155 
July 24, John Field and Susanna Smith. 156 
Sept. 13, "Nath 11 - Diament and Lois Hedges. 157 
Oct. 2, John Taylor and Hannah Haise (part Dec. 18). 158 

" 8, Mr. Abraham Not and Widow Phebe Skellinx. 159 

John Ogden of Elizabethtown and Mary Osborn. 100 

" 11, William Barns and Martha Edwards. 161 

" 18, Elias Hand and Esther Osborn. 162 

" 24, Stephen Griswold of Kellingworth and Abigail Filer of 

ys town. 163 

Nov. 9 Samuel Hudson and Zerviah Skellinx." 164 

Dec. 28, John Diamt and Elizabeth Davis. 165 

1723, Jan. 21, Tho. Dibble Cooper and Wid. Hannah Jessup. 166 

" 31,- James Edwards and Abigail Johnson. 167 

Feb. 6, Isaac Hedges Junr. and Phebe Parsons. 168 

June 14, Ebenezer Leek Junr. and Jerusha Miller. 169 

Oct. 7, Mr. Eben Rossiter of Stonington and Mrs. Hannah 

White of Bridghampton married w'n at Mr. White's. 


1723, Nov. 11, Joshua Plumb of New London and Amy Skellinx of 

East Hampton. 171 

Dec. 4, John Hedges Jun r - and Elizabeth Talmage. 172 

172I, Feb. 24, Abel More and Mary Earl. 173 

Mar. 12, Mordecai Holman and Abig Edwards. 174 

Samll Conkling and Clemens Parsons. 175 

1714, May 14, Jacob Skellinx and Elisheba Miller. 176 

" 26, Thomas Squire and Rachel Ludlam. 177 

June 1 5, Jeremiah Osborn of New Haven and Elizabeth Wheeler 

of ys town. 17S 

Sept. 23, Nath 11 Farnam of Chillingworth and Sarah Talmage of 

East Hampton. 179 

Oct. 22, Lewis Conkling Junr. and Elizabeth Mulford. 180 

Nov. 5, Henry Conkling and Mary Jones. 181 

" 12, W m Rogers of Bridghampton and Abigail Skellinx of 

East Hampton. 182 

" 26, George Smith and Mary Dayton. 183 

1725, May 27, John Filer of ys town and Hannah Rose of North Sea, 

Partim Jan. 31. 184 

June 1 7, Isaac Barns Junr. and Sarah Conkling. 185 

Sept. 8, James Loper and Phebe Jones. 186 

" 16, John Conkling Junr. and Katherine Skellinx. 187 

1 893-] Marriages, Bap/isms, ami Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. 189 

Year. Month. Day. 

1725, Oct. 1 1, Hiel Pamerly of Chillingworth and Eunice Gardiner of ys 
town. *88 

Nov. 11, Nathan Dayton and Amy Stretton. 189 

" 25, Elisha Osborn and Elizabeth Leek. 190 

Dec. 30, Recompence Squire and Elizabeth Parsons. 191 

172^, Feb. 3, David Baker and Esther Conkling. 192 

Mar. 16, David Brown and Martha Dayton. J 93 

" 24, David Burnet of Southampton and Widow Sarah Mul- 
ford of ys town. u )4 

Sept. 19, Joseph Chandler and Abig. Barns. I 95 

Nov 16, Abraham Post of Saybrook and Elizabeth Barns of ys 
town. J 9 6 

" 29, Jacob Wickham and Sarah Matthews. 197 

Dec 8, Peter Coen and Hannah Davis. 19 s 

1727 Au^ 30, John King, Junr., of Oysterpond and An Edwards 
daughter of John Edwards, Senr., of East Hamp- 
ton. „ J . I 99 
Oct 12, Mr. Cha s Treat of Glastenbury and Mrs. Sarah Gardiner 
of Isle of Wight. 2 °° 
Nov. 30, Richard Baily and Eliz. Dibble. 201 
Dec. 14, Stephen Topping of Bridghampton and Widow Elisheba 
Matthews of ys town. 
" 21, Stephen Hedges and Amy Mu! ford. 203 
1723, Jan. 1 1,. 'James Hand, Junr., and Rebecca Wheeler, Junr. 204 
' Feb. 28, Henrv Hudson and Puah Parsons. 205 
Mar 21, John Huntting and Clemens Conkling. 206 
"'22 Jonathan Pain and Elizabeth Russel of Hog Neck. 207 
' Tho. Russel, Junr., and Rachel Pain of Hog Neck. 2cb 
1728 28 Mr Tho. Green of Boston and Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner 
of Isle of Wight. N 20 9 
Auo-. 27, Mr. lohn Wick and Elizabeth Jones (Par. Dec. 13). 210 
Sept 11, Nath" Huntting, Junr., and Mary Hedges. 211 
Oct. 8, Giles Gardiner and Widow Jane Conkling. 212 
" 23 Thomas Brown of Oysterpond and Elisheba Sherry ot ys 

•>' 213 

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Dec 1 9 John Fullerton a Scotchman stranger, Mary Bell daughter 
ofTh. Mulford, Junr's., wife of East Hampton. 214 
172* Tan. 22, Mr. Sueton Grant and Temperance Talmage. 215 

'" David Edwards and Alice Leek (May 28). 216 

" 29, John Muller and Patience Tain. 217 

I72Q Tune 24, Tim Hudson and Mary Shaw, Junr. 21b 

Sept. 18, Joseph Norton of Durham and Prudence Osborn of ys 
town. . 

Noah Barns and Hannah Parsons both of this town 220 
«_ 25, Joanna Hodgkinsof Guilford and Sarah Edwards of East 
Oct I, Toseph Gardiner and Sarah Grant. 222 

« 2, Cornelius Van Scoyeck of Oysterbay and Patience Barns 
of ys town. •> 

« 9 John Parsons, Junr., and Patience Conkling. 224 

Jonathan Hedges and Hannah Conkling. 22 5 

I GO Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. [Oct., 

Year. Month. Day. 

1729, Nov. 6, Elias Hand and Experience Miller. 226 

" 13, Matthias Hoppin, Junr., and Temp. Sherry. 227 

" 25, John Parsons son of Seth Parsons deceased and Wid. 

Martha Barns. 228 

1730, Apr. 23, John Diament and Rachel Dayton. 229 
Oct. 1, Elisha Halsey of Southampton and Naomi Talmage of 

ys town. 230 

" 15, Daniel Brace of Hartford and Frances Edwards. " 231 

Nov. 3, Simon Glover of Oysterpond and Rachel Dibble of ys 

town. 232 

" 16, James Reeves of Southold and [fur ner and q] Mary 

Hudson of ys town. 233 

Dec. 3, George Coen and Jane, Leek both of ys town. 234 

" 8, Edward Petty of Oysterpond and Rebecca Filer of ys 

town. 235 

" 16, Edward Huntting and Mercy Mulford. 236 

17^, Jan. 14, Joseph Conkling and Esther Jones. 237 

" 20, Jonathan Stretton and Mehitabel Reeves. 238 

Feb. 9, Ebenezer Beatchly of Huntington and Hannah Miller of 

East Hampton. 239 

173 1, Apr. 1, John Mulfoid, Junr., and Anna Chatfield both of East 

Hampton. 240 

May 27, Joseph Hicks and Bethiah Conkling. 241 
Sept. 29, Joseph King of Southold and Mary Chatfield of this 

town. 242 

17 Sh F eD - 14, Luke Prichard and Sarah Read. 243 

1732, April 11, John Murdock and Frances Conkling. 244 
June 27, Joseph Coit of New London and Mary Huntting of East 

Hampton (only daughter of the Rev. N. Huntting). 245 
July 6, Sam Hedges, Jun r , and Experience Talmage both of 

East Hampton. 246 

Oct. 4, Daniel Leek and Hannah Jessup. 247 

" 6, Nathan Conkling and Phebe Parsons daughter of Henry 

Parsons deceased. 248 

1732, Nov. 21, Josiah Glover of Oysterpond and Hannah Edwards of 

this town. 249 

" 23, Jonathan Baker, Junr., and Mary Talmage both of ys 

town. 250 

Dec. 14, John Miller, Junr., and Mercy Conkling both of ys 

town. 251 

173-, Feb. 5, Anan Conkling, Junr., and Mary Miller. 252 

1733, May 2, Rob. More, Junr., of East Hampton and Mary Beers 

formerly of Southold. 253 

Sept. 6, Stephen Burnet of Southampton and Mehitabel Parsons 

of ys town. 254 

" 19, Deac. John Mulford and Martha Conkling wid. of An 

Conkling. 255 

Oct. 4, Mr. John Gardiner and Wid. Elizabeth Osborn. 256 

" 16, Sam 11 Curwen of Southold and Phebe Dominy of East 

Hampton. % 257 

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Year. Month. Day. 

1733, Oct. 18, Joseph Osborn 3 rd and Hannah Hedges. 258 
Nov. 22, Gideon Hedges and Abigail Conkling, daughter of John 

Conkling Senr. 259 

1 73 -J, Jan. 3, Thomas Filer and Jane Miller, daughter of Hezekiah 

Miller. 260 

Ezekiel Jones and Mary Shaw. Part. June 10. 261 

1734, April 2, Peter Halluck of Southold and Sybil Hudson. 262 
Sept. 4, Francis Pelletreau of Southampton and Widow Mary 

King of East Hampton. 263 

" 18, Nath 11 Talmage and Mary Fithian. Part. Feb. 4. 264 

Oct. 30, Timothy Miller and Temperance Conkling. 265 

Nov. 12, Tho. Dibble, Junr., and Mary Conkling, daughter of 

Lewis Conkling. 266 

1 73 5 ? Feb. 17, Joseph Ogden of Elizabethtown and Widow Esther 

9 * Baker. 267 

1735, Oct. 14, Josiah Talmage and Phebe Dibble. 268 

" 19, Henry Hedges and Phebe Miller. 269 

Nov. 11, Jeremiah Osborn and Mercv Baker. 270 

Tho. Chatfield, Junr., and Abig. Mulford. 271 

" 13,. James Hand, Junr., and Mary Hand. 272 

" iS, John Hull of Chillingworth' and the Widow Elizabeth 

Wheeler of ys town. 273 

" 24, Elias Conkling and Elizabeth Hedges, daughter of Sano 

Hedges. 274 

Dec. I, Elisha Mulford and Joanna Osborn. 275 

Rob Parsons,- Junr., and Mary Davis. 276 

173I, Jan. 12, Daniel Edwards and Rachel Conkling. 277 

" 26, Benjamin Leek and Charity Alexander. 

1736, April 13, Jeremiah Hedges and Jerusha Mulford. 279 
May 17, Sam 11 Huntting and Mary Gardiner. 280 
July 14, Capt. Isaac Halsey and Widow Mary Hudson. 281 
May 19, Obadiah Wells of Southold and Mary Conkling, daughter 

of Capt. Conkling. 282 

Sept. 21, Sam 11 Merry and Mary Parsons, daughter of Jerusha 

Cady, formerly wife of Henry Parsons Deceased. 

Part Jan. 23 rd -' 283 

Oct. 27, Sylvanus Brown of Huchabague and Esther Dayton of 

ys town. 2 ^4 

1736, Nov. 1, Cornelius Pain and Joanna Sherril, both of ys town. 

Phur. Circiter May 10. 2 §5 

Henrv Sherril and Jane Conkling, both of ys town. 286 

Dec. 30, Nath 1 ' 1 Dominy, Junr., and Elizabeth Eyres both of ys 

town. Phur. July 23. 2 $9 

1 73%, Mar. 7, Isaac Barns, Junr., and Hannah Conkling, daughter of 

Anan Conkling, both of ys town. 290 

" 24, Daniel Baker, Junr., and Mary Osborn. 291 

1737, April 25, Lion Loper and Susanna Filer. 2 9 2 
May 10, Samuel Bill, Junr., of New London, and Martha Wheeler 

of East Hampton. 2 93 

" n, Ebenezer Jennings, a sojourner here, and Keturah Mil- 
ler of ys town. 2 94 

1Q2 Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. [Oct., 

Year. Month. Day. 

1737, Sept. 7, Th° Mulford and Wid. Kath. Talmage. 295 
Oct. 13, John Talmage, Junr., and Sarah Hand. Part. Oct. 

3°- 296 

Nov. 10, Jeremiah Talmage and Damaris Hand. 297 

Dec. i4,//£zekiel Hand and Joanna Miller, daughter of Hezekiah 

Miller. 298 

Dec. 15, Recompense Sherril, Junr., and Sarah Leek. 299 

1 73$, Jan. 8, Sam Mulford, Junr., and Zerviah Conkling. 300 

1738, April 17, Jonathan Conkling and Abigail Talmage, daughter of 

John Talmage. 301 

May 9, Zebalon Bennet and Sarah Miller, daughter of George 

Miller. 302 

Oct. 26, Timothy Mulford, Junr., of ys town, and Mary Dimon 

of Southold, I married y m when over at Southold 

Ordination. 3%^ 

Nov. 1, Ezekiel Sandford of Mecox and Widow Phebe Higgins 

of Elizabethtown. 304 

Dec. 4, Henry Dayton and Hannah Parsons. 305 

1 73% J an - 2 4, Jonathan Fisher of Philadelphia and Martha Miller of 

ys town. 306 

1739, April 10, Rec. Sherril, Junr., and Puah Parsons. 306 
May 7, Eleakim Conkling, Junr., and Rebecca Talmage, daugh- 
ter of John Talmage. Part. Aug. 24. 307 

" 7, Elisha Davis and Ame Peirson. 308 

Aug. 27, John Parsons, Junr., son of Sam Parsons, Senr., and 
Martha Cook of Mecox tho living in this town. 309 
Sept. 1, Joseph Miller and Sarah Hedges. Part, about De c 
28. 310 

" 25, Timothy Woodroff of Elizabethtown and Elizabeth Par- 
sons, daughter of Seth Parsons dec'd. 311 
Nov. 20, John Parsons ye 3 rd ye son of Rob. Parsons and Sarah 
Sherril. 312 
Dec. 18, John Chatfield and Jane Mulford, daughter of Lewis 
Mulford deceased. 313 
" 25, Thomas Osbom 3 rd son of Joseph Osborn, Junr., and 
Jane Conkling, daughter of Cor. Conkling, Junr. 314 
i 73toi J an - 8» Lemuel Hedges and Anne Dimon of Southold, a so- 
journer here. 315 
" 22, John Hopping and Druit of Mecox. 316 
" 30, Jonathan Mulford and Esther Conkling. Part. July 
18. 317 
Feb. 19, John Merry, Junr., and Elizabeth Miller, daughter of 
Daniel Miller. 318 
Mar. 17, Benj Conkling Jun r and Sarah Parsons. 319 
20, Ebenezer Hedges and Mehitabel Conkling. 320 

1740, May 15, John Parsons 4 th and Phebe Miller. 321 

" 22, Ebenezer Welton of Waterberry and Mercy Earl Junr. of 

ys town. 322 

Oct. 5, Nath" Baker of Elezabethtown, son of Dan. Baker of 

ys town, deceased and Abigail Conkling daughter of 

Lewis Conkling. 323 

1 893.] Marriages, Bap/isms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. ig^ 

Year. Month. Day. 

1740, Oct. 16, Benjamin Eyres Jun r and Elizabeth Osborn, Part Oct. 

l 7- 324 

" 30, Abraham Cook of Meccx and Sybil Burnet of this town. 

3 2 5 
Dec. ir, Tho. Miller and Sarah Hoping. 326 

" 25, Uriah Miller, son of Nathan Miller, and Johanna, daughter 

of John Dayton. 327 

174 1, Mar. 9, Lemuel Peirson of Sag and Martha Stretton of ys town. 


" 23, Obadiah Jones of Southampton and Esther Fetheau of 

ys town. 329 

June 15, Ben Hedges and Althea Miller. 330 

July 30, Timothy Miller and Hannah Stretton, daughter of John 

Stretton. 331 

Sept. 14, Jeremiah Stretton and Elizabeth Baker. 332 

Oct. 22, John Veal of Southold and Abigail Jones ofys town. ^33 

Nov. 5, Edward Jones Jun r and Phebe Gold. 334 

" 9, Christopher Lay of Pochauge and Mary Conkling daughter 

of John Conkling, son of John Conkling of ys town. 

Dec. 21, Jeremiah Conkling and Mary Dayton, daughter of Be- 

riah Dayton. 336 

1742, Oct. 6, David Edwards and Widow Elizabeth Bailey. 337 
Nov. 4, Jer. Conkling Jun r and Abigail Herriman. 338 

" 16, Jonathan Huntting and Esther Mulford. 339 

Dec. 21, Gideon Riggs of Newark and Rebecca Hand of East 

Hampton. 340 

" 29, Jeremiah Dayton and Mary Conkling, daughter of Cor. 

Conkling Junr. ' 341 

1743, July 21, John Osborn, son of Ephraim Osborn of Woodberry and 

Zerviah Osborn, daughter of Josiah Osborn of East 

Hampton. 342 

Dec. 12, Jedediah Osborn and Deborah Miller both of this town. 


1744, June 6, John Stretton Jun r and Mary Gardiner, daughter of Lion 

Gardiner, Part Sept. 17. 344 

July 17, Jeremiah Miller and Elizabeth Cady, Part Nov. 8. 345 
Oct. 17, David Lupton of Mecox and Rebecca Conkling Junr. of 

East Hampton. - 346 

Nov. 15, Stephen Cooper who lived with Jonathan Baker Junr. and 

Eunice Edwards, daughter of John Edwards of Ama- 

gansett, Part in March 16. 347 

Dec. 20, Elias Howell of Southampton and Abigail Mulford of ys 

town. 348 

Cineus Conkling and Clemens Eyres, both of ys town. 


" 31, John Davis Jun r and Katherine Talmage, both of ys 

town. 350 

1745, Mav 14, Jonathan Kore of Goshen and Rebecca, widow of John 

Conklin. 35 l 

194 Proceedings of the Society. — Notes and Queries. [Oct., 

Year. Month. Day. 

1745, Oct. 9, ^Stephen Burnet and Hannah Merry, both of this town. 


Nov. 20, Joseph Hicks Jun r and Hannah Skellinger, both of ys 

town. Part circa April 14. 353 

" 21, Stephen Hand Jun r and Elizabeth Dallabar. 354 

Dec. 19, Abraham Mulford and Rebecca Stretton. 355 

1744L Jan. 30, John Gardiner, son of Lion Gardiner and Elizabeth, 

daughter of John Dayton. 356 

1746, Mar. 22, Samuel Gardiner of New London and Abigail Gardiner 

of East Hampton. 357 

June 5, Dan. Edwards of Pochauge and Widow Experience 

Hedges of this town. 358 

" 29, Elisha Jones and Eliz. Miller, daughter of Mr. E. 

Miller. 359 

July 29, Simon Conkling and Jane Conkling. 360 

Aug. 11, Jacob Sherril and Abigail Conkling, both of this town. 

Oct. 29, David Mulford, son of Jer. Mulford and Phebe Glover. 



In accordance with the written request of seven members of the Society, a special 
meeting was held on the evening of Tuesday, July iSth, to take measures for 
appropriately celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the formation of the Society, 
which will occur in February next. President Wilson being unavoidably absent, 
the chair was occupied by the First Vice-President, Dr. Samuel S. Purple. After a 
general discussion of plans and methods, which was participated in by all who were 
present, it was decided to authorize the chairman of the meeting to appoint a com- 
mittee of twenty-one, of which he should be a member, to formulate a plan for the 
celebration of the anniversary, and report at an early meeting of the board of 
Trustees. A committee of three, consisting of Dr. Samuel S. Purple, Richard H. 
Greene, and Howland Pell, was appointed to prepare a revision of the By-Laws of 
the Society and report at the next meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

The following were elected members of the Society: George Hannah, Mrs. 
Charles A. Doremus, Francis E. Laimbeer, Samuel P. Avery, and Stephen S. 


Double i in the Holland language. — The following communication relating 
to a note by R. W. under the above title in the July number of the Record has been 
received : 

New York, August 29, 1893. 
Publication Committee, Record of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society. 

In a note in the July number R. W., to whom the readers of the Record are much 
indebted, says : " that there is no y in the Dutch language." I think he should have 
added, — except in proper names. 

1 893.] No/es and Queries. jqc 

When the Dutch war-ship Van Speyk was here participating in the Columbian 
Naval Review, its name appeared in the papers as " Van Speijk and " Van Speyk." 

At a luncheon on hoard the ship, the question of the spelling of the name was 
discussed, and the captain as well as others stated, as R. W. asserts, that there is no 
" y" in the Dutch language, and the correct spelling was " Van Speijk.'' 

On the other hand a Dutch scholar informed me that "y" was used in proper 
names, and that the correct spelling was " Van Speyk." I therefore wrote to a 
friend in Amsterdam, and requested him to submit the question to the most compe- 
tent authority he knew in Netherland, and his reply is appended. 

Yours very truly, 

Theodore M. Banta. 

Theodore M. Banta, Esq., Secretary of The Holland Society, New York. 

My Dear Sir: — Your favor of the 5th inst. came duly to hand, and I have much 
pleasure in handing you enclosed, a reply from the most competent authority. I sub- 
mitted your question to Professor Doctor Jan ten Brink at Leiden, who by return of 
post sent the reply of which I enclose a copy as well as a translation. I have added 
the original letter as well, thinking that you may like to keep it as the autograph of 
a great authority. 

Always at your service, I am, my dear sir, 

Yours respectfully, 

Aug. Rapp, Jr. 

Leiden, 19th June, 1893. 
'Dear Sir: — Van Speyk must be spelled with " y," not with " ij." 
Van Speijk would form two syllables, pronounced Spe-ijk. 

The "y" is nothing but the old letter form (17th century) of our modern i; 
so " de Bruyn " for " de Bruin," "Van der Heyde " for " Van der Heide." 
There is no other way of spelling possible but Van Speyk. 

Yours truly, 

Jan ten Brink. 

Hance. — kyker. — SMITH. — wright. Elizabeth Hance, daughter of Timothy 

Hance and Rebecca, his wife, was born 22d January, 1751. She married Kyker 

and had Rebecca, b. 29 March. 1772 ; Margaret, b. 1 March, 1774 I Elizabeth, b. 23 
February, 1776: Mary, b. 25 August, 1779 '< John, b. 17 January,. 17S1 ; William, b. 
14 May, 17S4 ; Tobias, b. 9 October, 1786 ; Timothy, b. 5 June, 1789. 

Mary Kyker (b. 25 Aug. 1779, d. 11 Dec. 1809) married Joseph Smith Jr., (b. 14 
May, 1779) and had Edward 15., b. 12 February, 1799 ; Louise C. P., b. 28 March, 
1S01 ; William K., b. 29 April, 1S03 ; John, b. 23 February, 1S06, d. 16 November, 

Rebecca Kyker (b. 29 March, 1772) m. Samuel Wright and had Samuel, b. II 
March, 1791 ; Tobias, b. 14 February, 1794 : Sarah, b. 30 May. 1796 ; Alexander, b. 
17 August, 1S00 ; Rebecca, b. 4 January, 1803 ; David, b. 26 March, 1S09 ; Margaret 
B., b. 29 January, 1S12. 

Information is wanted as to the ancestry and residence of Timothy Hance and 
Rebecca, his wife, and the place of birth of their (Kyker) grandchildren named above, 
and also of the ancestry and residence of Joseph Smith, Jr., who married Mary Kyker, 
and Samuel Wright who married Rebecca Kyker. 

James Gibson, Salem, N. Y. 

Johnson. — Simon Johnson was alderman for the South Ward of New York City 
1734-47, Member Colonial Assembly 1737-39, Recorder of New York 1747-66, 
Charter Trustee of Queen's (now Rutgers) College, 1770, died about 1772 ; married 
November 7, 1737, Margarita Van Home. His sister, Mary Johnson, m. James 
Hudeof New Brunswick, N. J., and had (1) Mary Hude, m. Robert Livingston, whose 
daughter Ann Livingston m. Augustus Van Home of N. V. ; (2) Catharine Hude, m. 
Cornelius Low of New Brunswick ; (3) Ann Hude, m. Ravaud Kearney; (4) Susannah 

1 9 6 Obituaries. [ O c t . , 

Hude, m. William Neilson of N. Y. Can any reader of the Record give information 
of the birth and parentage of this Simon Johnson? THEO. W. Welles. 

Harrison. — Information is desired regarding the antecedents of George Harri- 
son, Navy Agent at Philadelphia during the War of 1812. o. o. p. 


White. — Dr. William Thomas White, a trustee of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, and a member of its Publication Committee, a distin- 
guished physician of this city, and for the last fifteen years editor of the (annual) 
Medical Register of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, died at his residence, 
No. 130 East Thirtieth Street, on Sunday morning, Sept. 17, 1893, of cardiac hyper- 
trophy, with degeneration of the heart's walls, in the sixty-fifth year of his age. He 
was born in Richmond, Me., July 7, 1S29. He obtained his medical education in 
the Medical School, Bowdoin (Me.) College, and at the New York Medical College, 
and was graduated from the latter institution in 1855. He served as an interne in 
the hospitals on Ward's and Blackwell's Islands during that year and 1856. He 
passed three and a half years in Panama and five years at Aspinwall as surgeon-in- 
chief of the Panama Railroad. In 1865 he settled in this city and commenced the 
practice of medicine and surgery. In 1867 he became a fellow of the New York 
Academy of Medicine, and in 1868 was appointed assistant secretary of the same. In 
1S71 he was elected recording secretary and faithfully discharged the duties of the 
office until 1876, when he was elected orator of that body and delivered the annual 
oration in November, 1876. In 1S77 he was elected vice-president of the Academy 
and served for two years, and in 1880 was elected a trustee and served for five years. 
He was also a member of the American Medical Association, a founder of the New 
York State Medical Association, and of the New York County Medical Association, 
and of the New York Physicians' Mutual Aid Association. He was one of the attend- 
ing physicians of the Demilt Dispensary from 1866 to 187S, visiting surgeon to the 
Presbyterian Hospital from 1876 to 18S0. In 1879 he was appointed one of the visit- 
ing surgeons to the charity hospital on Blackwell's Island and served in that capacity 
till his death. For eleven years he was president of the New York College of Veter- 
inary Surgeons. His contributions to the literature of the profession were numerous 
and important, but his more important labor in this direction was that of editor of 
the Medical Register, a labor when he performed with profound judgment and singu- 
lar ability. Dr. White was twice married, his first wife being Miss Emeline Jane 
Springer of Litchfield, Conn., whom he married May 23, i860 ; and his second, Miss 
Mary Augusta Barstow, daughter of Captain James D. Barstow of Brunswick, Me., 
whom he married Nov. 17, 1S87, and who survives him. He leaves three daughters 
by his first wife, two of whom are married ; the eldest being the wife of Dr. C. E. 
Stammler of Brooklyn, and the second being the wife of R. L. Brackett of the same 

De Witt — Among the numerous victims of the carelessness in railway manage- 
ment that has been so prevalent this summer, there is no one who will be a greater 
loss to social and business circles than John E. De Witt, of Portland, Me., who was 
instantly killed in the accident on the Boston and Albany Railroad on the 31st of 
August last. John Evert De Witt was born at Milford, Pa.. August 4th, 1839, and 
was a descendant of Tjerck Claessen De Witt "van Grootholdten Zunderlandt," who, 
on the 24th of April, 1656, at New York City, married Barbara Andriessen of Am- 
sterdam, and in 1660 settled at Weitwyck, now Kingston, Ulster County, N. Y. 
His father was Cornelius Wynkoop De Witt, a son of John H. De Witt and Cornelia 
Wynkoop, and his mother was Charity Hornbeck Van Gaasbeck, a descendant of 
Rev. Laurentius Van Gaasbeck, pastor of the church at Kingston, 1678-1680. John 
H. De Witt was a son of Henry De Witt and Margaret Schoonmaker. A genea- 
logical sketch of the De Witt family, giving Henry's line of descent from Tjerck 
Claessen, will be found in Vol. XVII. of the Record, page 251' Mr. De Witt was a 
splendid example of a self-made man. With no adventitious surroundings of wealth 
or influence, he attained, by his own energy, industry, and honesty — traits inherited 
from a long line of sturdy Holland Dutch ancestors— a leading position in the com- 

jgQ, i . Obituaries . 1 97 

munity. Receiving a common school education, he began his business life at the age 
of fourteen serving for some years as clerk in a dry goods store at Kingston, N. Y. 
About the ime of U.e breaking out of the late war, he took the agency of he Phoenix 
Life Insurance Company, and rapidly acquired wealth and reputation as a man of 
^eat business capacity. Soon he became the head of the United Mates Insurance 
Company of New York City, and in 1S76 accepted the presidency of the Union 
V r ?^ 7i£ Tn«ii»nce Company of Portland, Maine, which position he held at the 
Sme hi /death He maSf October 4 th! 1864, Naomi N. Ilawley of Hartford, 
Conn who su v ves him with two children, a son, Clarence, now a student at Yale 
UniversTty and a daughter, bertha. Mr. De Witt was a man of large-hear ed and 
Univeisny a t , time and wealth to the comfort and better- 

St of H kss for tunate fellow me'n, and he will be greatly missed, not only by his 
Tl K to which he was warmly devoted, but also by the community in which he lived 
5Twas a member of the Newark Genealogical and biographical Society, and took 
Seat interest in genealogical and historical studies. In his numerous trips abroad he 
fad collected mfny rare and valuable books and documents relating to the early 
history of the settlement of this State. 

Kip -The Right Reverend William Ingraham Kip, Bishop of California, died at 
San Francisco on Thursday, April 6th, 1893, in his eighty-second year having been 
ban t lancisco n<- ober -ul 1811 He was the eldest son of Leonard Kip, 

^^^t*^*te#i£ *«* Ba - k - ?° -f'/r mbe vf 

180 r Maria, daughter of Duncan Ingraham of Greenvale near Poughkeepsie, N \ ., 

1 .= n descendant in the seventh generation (Leonard , Leonard 6 , Isaac 4 , Jacob , 
and was a desc e °» an ' l ° "^^ ,* Kip S who set tled in New Amsterdam prior to 1643. 
Isaac 2 , Hendrick >), of 1 1 en clrick K >P^ n ° s j with President Noah Porter and 

Paul s. Albany, r>. V . 1" •°5S J.„„ r -_:. _. an independent diocese, lie was made 
in 1857. ™tk«<>^^^^^Xri.ES»S daughter of ItitcLaw,™*, 
d.ocesan bishop. I., i .S3 he marued Ma Lawre » ce , b . September nth, 

&^2£ftS£?2£^i^ Clementina, daughter of Hon. 

W '^*l; a :S> man --*^^,||^^^^^JSfc 



r , trv TTenrv Astor Carey a resident of Newport, R. I., who died suddenly of 
CARE^.-IIemy A stoi u ley ^ g alurd A j , ()Ul , i8q3 

heart disease at the tveiett nouse in ^ y p t everything that wealth 

was a type of young man too rare in this coun try .born o eve g ^ 

and social influence could confei (J bis reo her , Al id a A sto - q{ £ for . 
William B. Astor, and his father being John Carey, jra^ r f 

tune who resided in this country) cu tivated £^^™ a Carey did y not g f ve 
travel, a lover and promoter of athle tics a ou uo , contributed liberally 

himself up wholly to a life of ease and sel hsl ^»J ^ nen f rare and YahiaU e 

of his large means to charity he gathered al out hm Mnaiy movement 

books whose contents he studied and he idei itihed £"«**« wl N * wport . lie 

tendmg to the ad vancement and t -M- = - „^ tle^I" for'^ V"nlicati ( ,n of 
recognized too his duty to the Stat, a ^ ^^ g mem . 

politics m Rhode ^Und having be en a sno ^^ q ^ & ^ con _ 

ber of the Legislature of that : s ate. lie w ^ had ^^ ^ 

tributor to, the Newport Herald, btr CKen qo he ^^ behind 

eighth year, with e very ' P™« **, long, us fub an jW J emulati by th 
Soung men°o7th n e d £re\£ ^WreA&l by his brother, Arthur Astor Carey of 
Boston, and a sister, Mrs. Elliott Zborowski. 

Ig8 Book Xolices. • [Oct., 


A Frisian Family. The Banta Genealogy. Descendants of Etke Ja- 


February, 1659. By Theodore M. Banta. 8vo, pp. xiii, 412. New York, 1893. 

Mr. Banta is an ardent genealogist, whose studies in that direction were begun by 
the investigation of his claims to membership in the Holland Society, of which he is 
now Secretary ; and the excellent book which he has just published affords another 
proof of the great impetus which the organization of the Holland Society, the Sons of 
the Revolution, the Society of Colonial Wars, and kindred associations, has given to 
the study of family history, a study too long neglected in this country. When the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society was formed, in 1S60, its purposes 
and objects were to a great extent ridiculed, and " the man who had a grandfather" 
was sneered at as "an aristocrat."' But few family genealogies had been written, and 
those chiefly of New Englanders, inspired by the good work done by the New Eng- 
land Historic-Genealogical Society. Hut of late years the desire to know something 
of one's ancestry has become very wide-spread. Church, town and State records are 
searched, garrets are ransacked for family papers, the archives of Holland, England 
and France are carefully examined, and the pride in discovering an ancestor who aided 
in establishing the American Colonies or in securing their freedom is only equalled 
by finding the link in the chain that binds "our family" to the lands across the 
sea. And it is good that this is so, for its effects go far beyond the mere gratification 
of a natural desire. It aids science in investigations into the theory of heredity, it 
widens our knowledge of history, it fosters ambition and self-respect, and it encour- 
ages the habit of patient and untiring inquiry into the truth of things. 

Mr. Banta's book is a striking example of this patient and untiring research. He 
has gathered from widely spread sources as complete a history of the Banta family as 
it seems possible to procure, beginning with Epke Jacobse Banta, the Frisian emi- 
grant as he calls him, who lived in the neighborhood of Harlingen, a noted Dutch 
city on the Zuyder Zee, and who came to this country with his wife and family in 
1659, and, after living a few years on Long Island, settled at Bergen in New Jersey. 
Of his descendants in the male line a very complete list is given to the eleventh gene- 
ration, nearly nine hundred names, many of them accompanied by a brief but inter- 
esting biographical sketch. In his preface Mr. Banta gives a timely word of warning 
to the seekers after " Holland fortunes," and discusses, as he also does in the first 
chapter, the origin of the family name. The book contains several portraits and illus- 
trations, is handsomely printed and bound, and is altogether an enviable example of 
honest earnest genealogical work. T. g. e. 

Lineacfs and Biographies of the Norris Family in America from 1640 to 
1892; with References to the Norrises of England as early as 1311. By 
Hon. Leonard Allison Morrison, of Windham, N. H. 8vo, cloth, pp. 207. Boston, 
Mass., 1892. 

While nothing is known of Nicholas Norris, the emigrant ancestor of the family 
whose genealogy is here given, previous to his appearance in this country in 1663, Mr. 
Morrison assumes with much probability that he was connected with the Norreys family 
of Sutton and Lancashire in England, among whom the surname Nicholas was handed 
down from father to son for many generations. This emigrant Nicholas married 
Sarah Coxe and settled in that part of the Colonies which is now New Hampshire, 
where he spent a long and useful life. His descendants, like those of most of the 
early New England pioneers, have aided largely in developing the resources of the 
country, and have generally been prominent and active members of the communities 
to which their enterprise has led them, and their lives as told in this book afford ex- 
amples worthy of emulation. Mr. Morrison, their historian, is a very capable and 
painstaking writer. He has published a number of genealogical and historical works, 
among which are, " History of the Morison or Morrison Family," "History of the 
Alison-Allison Family," "History of Windham, N. H.," "Rambles in Europe, with 
Historical Facts Relating to Scotch-American Families," and "Among the Scotch- 
Irish ; a Tour in Seven Countries." The book under review is neatly printed and 
bound, contains a number of portraits, including one of the author as a frontispiece, 
and has a number of blank pages at the end on which to note further family records — 
an excellent feature, which should be generally adopted. T. G. E. 

i $93-] Book Notices. jqq 

Genealogy of the Howes Family in America. Descendants of Thomas 
Howes, Yarmouth, Mass., 1637-1S92. With Some Account of English Ances- 
try. By Joshua Crowell Howes, Dennis, Mass. With illustrations. Yarmoulhport, 
Mass.. 1S92. Svo, muslin, pp. 212. 

This is a genealogy simply, while many deal in extended biography, history 
and narrative. Many names have suffered from carelessness in transcribing, others 
have been differently spelled by the same person, often in autographs. This family 
has been confused with another, and we can see how it would arise if we take the case 
of Thomas Howes of Yarmouth, in Savage, Rep. 1652, 3, S, 9, and after, and Thomas 
Howes, Yarmouth, Rep. as early as 166S, and then turn to Thomas Hawes, Yar- 
mouth, Rep. 1652 and eleven years more, son Thomas Hawes, and the author adds : 
" Often the name is seen to be Howes, or at least is so printed." This book seems 
to be carefully done, and it is hoped will do away with some of the early confusion. 
It is neatly printed, not on the New England Register plan entirely, and would be more 
handy if it had an index, and when on the shelf if its title was on the back instead of 
the side. r. h. g. 

A History and Genealogy of the Families of Bulloch, Stobo, DeVeaux, 
Irvine, Douglass, Baillie, Lewis, Adams, Glen, Jones, Davis, Hunter, with 
a Genealogy of Branches of the Habersham, King, Stiles, Footman, 
Newell, Turner, Stewart, Dunwoody, Elliott, with mention of Bryan, 
Bourke, Williams, YVylly; Woodbridge, and Many Other Families. By 
Joseph G. Bulloch, M.D. Savannah, Ga., 1892. Svo, muslin, pp. 174. 

The title gives an idea of this work. One page of index only gives the families 
omitted in the title. The author has shown some enterprise in collecting very much 
that is well worth preserving ; but to be most valuable to the student it should be in- 
dexed, so that it would not be necessary to read each volume through to discover if 
what you seek is to be found therein. Also if the title or some of it was upon the 
back, much time would be saved, for in the library of this society, in more than one 
place, half a dozen family genealogies stand side by side with nothing on the hack to 
distinguish them ; for instance, Mather, Maule, Mesick, Messinger, Montgomery, 
Morgan ; and Kings, Kimball, Kip, Kissam, Kitchel. r. h. g. 

Samuel Davis, of Oxford, Mass., and Joseph Davis, of Dudley, Mass., 
and their Descendants. North Andover, Mass.: George L. Davis, Compiler 
and Publisher, 18S4. Svo, muslin, pp. 610. 

This neat volume gives 459 pages to the first family, 42 pages to the second, 16 
pages to an appendix, and 85 to four indexes. It is on the most approved plan, and 
has much biographical matter which makes such volumes interesting to the general 
reader. If we suggested any change it would be in making one index for the entire 
book, causing the searcher but one reference. It is a fact one often omits to look at 
every index, not from intention but forgetfulness, caused by turning to the text, and 
then, on resuming the study of the index, starting at a different point. Very many 
readers of genealogies go through the index and never look at the text unless a name 
in which they are interested arrests their attention. R. 11. o. 

Supplement to the History of Windham in New Hampshire. By Hon. 
Leonard Allison Morrison. Svo, cloth, pp. xi, 169. Boston, Mass., 1 

An exceedingly interesting and valuable addition to the author's earlier work. It 
contains a vast amount of information relative to the town and its people, including 
an account of the Columbus Day celebration held there October 21, 1892, and a 
complete list of the native and naturalized plants found in the vicinity. These two 
books, together with the "History and Proceedings of the Celebration of the One 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of Windham, N. II. ; held 
June 9th, 1S92,'' by the same author, form such an extended history of the place as 
few towns ca+i boast. Windham is fortunate in numbering among her sons so inde- 
fatigable a chronicler as Mr. Morrison, T. G, E. 

A Record of the Ancestry and Kindred of the Children of Edward 
TOMPKINS, Sr., LATE OF Oakland, Cal. With an appendix. Preliminary edition. 
Printed for the compiler. 1893. Pamphlet, pp. 65. 

This work consists of tables showing line of descent, then the paternal line, much 
of which is tabulated pedigrees, then the maternal line treated similarly. The 


Book Notices. [Oct., 1893. 

appendix gives extracts from documents and four distinct families, all Tompkins. 
Tables have some advantage over text, as they appeal to the eye and present at the 
same time relationship, which otherwise would be traced with difficulty. However, 
the variety of plan makes it necessary to become acquainted with each new arrange- 
ment before one can understand perfectly any table or chart. R. H. G. 

I. Hunnewell Family. 1893. Tabular pedigree 20 x 30. 
II. Pedigree of II. and Charlotte B. W. Hunneweix, 20 x 30. 
III. Welles Family (Gov. Thos.), 20 x 30. 
Folded, mounted, bound in flexible morocco and gilt. 

These beautiful charts were compiled by Henry Stoddard Kuggles, and show 
many of the descendants, including the tenth generation, on a single page. Libraries 
are not able to hang maps or even to furnish cases in which they can be spread out, 
hence the necessity of folding. There is danger of tearing, and care should be used 
to refold. The least neglect may result in permanent ruin, for a fold carelessly made 
becomes increasingly troublesome, and a tear however slight is irreparable. 

R. H. G. 

The Carmf.r Family of New York City. A Chart Pedigree. Size 15^ by 
24 inches. New York, 1893. 

This pedigree has been carefully compiled by Mr. James Lenox Banks. It com- 
mences with Abraham Carmer, or Kermer, who came from Hamburgh, and his 
marriage with Metj Davids is recorded in the Marriage Register of the Dutch Church, 
New Amsterdam, now New York, Dec. 1, 1656. The authorities for the facts 
recorded are given, and this chart may be regarded as one, among the few, where 
dates and authorities make clear the family descent. This chart clearly sets forth the 
maternal line of the Lenox family in New York. Mr. Banks has our thanks for this 
timely and accurate pedigree. s. s. p. 

The Weaver Family ok New York City. By Isaac J. Greenwood. Boston: 
David Clapp & Son. 1893. Svo, muslin, pp. 13. 

This is a reprint from the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, Jan- 
uary, 1S93, with the addition of portraits of Dr. Jno. and Elizabeth (Weaver) Green- 
wood, and facsimiles of the relief on the brass box of Cornelius D. Hoogland, first 
ferryman between New Amsterdam and Long Island. 1638. He was an ancestor of 
Elizabeth, wife of Joris Cossart, whose only child, Jane. m. Win. Weaver. Joris was 
son of David the son of Jaques, the emigrant who landed in 1662. Foot-notes of 
authorities add to the value, and the omission of an index is to be regretted. 

R. H. G. 

History of the Dinsmoor-Dinsmore Family. By Hon. Leonard Allison 
Morrison. Sm. Svo, cloth, pp. 48. Lowell, Mass., 1891. 

This is rather a biographical and historical sketch of the family than a genealogy, 
and contains a brief but interesting account of the author's visit to the old Dins- 
more home in Ballywattick, Ireland, in 1889. It is valuable as preserving material 
which would probably otherwise have been lost. In the author's " History of 
Windham, N. II.," there is a more complete genealogy of the family, and we under- 
stand that another and still fuller one is in course of preparation. T. G. E. 

Genealogical Record of the Dedham Branch of the Avery Family in 
America. Compiled by Jane G. (Avery) Carter and Susie P. Holmes. Published by 
Winslow W. Avery, Plymouth, Mass., 1893. Svo, muslin, pp. 363, and index 2. 

This book is illustrated with portraits and views ; it takes in the descendants of 
the daughters as well as sons, and has some additions not strictly genealogical. It 
makes an interesting volume. Though not arranged according to the Register plan 
it is easy to follow. R. H. g. 

Descendants of Jonathan Gillet of Dorchester, Mass., am Windsor, 
Conn. By the late Salmon Cone Gillette of Colchester, Conn. Arranged and en- 
larged by the Rev. Henry Clay Alvord, A. M., South Weymouth, Mass. Boston, 
1893, pp. 11. Pamphlet. 

This pamphlet treats of members of the family through eight generations, begin- 
ning with the progenitor who was of the company of Warham and Maverick which 
arrived at Nantasket in May, 1630. 


Aalbrecht, 75 
Aalstein, 24 
Aalsteyn, 168 
Aalstyn, 20, 23, 75, 76 

77, 117, 119, 124 
Aarendse, 124 
Aarssen, 22 
Aartse, 121 
Abbey, 106 
Abbot, 1 45 
Abeel, 23, 122 
Abrahams, 72, 80 
Abrams, 104, 108 
Abramse, 119, 123 
Acker, 85 
Ackerly, 136 
Ackerman, +o, 43, 83 

Acklay, 137 
Ackroyd, 36 
Adams, 9, 37, 106, 199 
Addams, 90 
Adirsson, 37 
Adrianse, 72 
Aelstyn, 166 
Aernam, 118 
Ainslee, 36 
Airs, 186 
Alberda, 171 
Albrach, 21 
Albrag, 118 
Albreyt, 168 
Albus, 186 
Alderman, 184 
Alexander, 20, 21, 75, 
77, 124, 169, 182, 191 
Alison, 198 
Allaire, 103 

Allen, 38, 44, 62, no, 

Alliby, 79 
Alliger, 36 
Allison, 198 

Alricks, 125, 126, 127, 
128, 129, 130, 131, 

Alstyn, 75, 77 

Alten, 24 

Alvord, 200 

Ament, 22, 24, 120, 169 

Amerman, 71, 77 

Amherst, 109 

Ammerman, 85 

Ancellein, 53 

Anderson, 20, 38, 67, 

Andral, 164 

Andre, 52 _ 

Andrews, 81 

Andriesse, 20, 76, 117, 

Andriessen, 196 

Andross, 101 

Andrus, 115 

Anne, 150 

Ansel, 38 

Antony, 24, 74 

Appel, 18, 24, 25, 118, 
121, 167 


Appleton, 46, 47, 56, 57, 

Arbanes, 162 
Archibald, 79, 120 
Arden, 63 
Ariaanse, 117 
Armstrong, 116, 132 
Arnold, 37. 61, 96, 14*. 
Aspinwall, 143 
Astor, 197 
Atkinson, 84 
Atlee, 94 
Atwater, 197 
Atwood, 87 
Avery, 88, 89, 194, 200 
Axon, 72 
Axson. 77 
Ayer, 62, 64 

Bache, 114 

Backer, 171 

Bacon, 17, 89 

Badcock, 142 

Bailey, 48, 96, 138, 158, 

i.59i '93 
Baillergeau, 184 
Baily, 189 
Bainbridge, 84 
Baird, 45, 49, 54, 55, 58 
Baker, 37, 86, 89, 143 
185, - e 

189, 190, 


192, 193 
Bakker, 171 
Balch, 48 
Ball, 61 

Ballaguires, 55 
Bambridge, 84 
Bancroft, 17, 187 
Band, 119, 120 
Bandt, 21 
Banker, 23, 78, 164 
Banks, 38, 200 
Banta, 73, 74, 195, 198 
Baraux, 162 
Barclay, 102, 109, 113, 
114, no, 160 

Bard, 54. 104 

Barheid, 167 

Barker, it, 37, 80 

Barkeyt, 25 

Barlow, 6 

Barnard, 91 

Barnes, 38, 184, 185, 190, 

Barnet, 193 

Barns, 188, 189 

Barnum, 66 

Barre, 24, 78, 122, 164 

Barree, 19 

Barstow, 196 

Bartel. 162 

Bartells, 62 

Bartlet, 23, 38, 72 

Bartlett, 142 

Bartholomew, 49 

Barton, 38 

Bartow, 108 

Bas, 19, 120, 123 

Basan, 37 

Bayard, 41, 42, 71, 76, 

124. 179, 183 
Bayeaux, 103 
Bayley, 113 
Beaks, 84 
Beard, 38 
Beatchly, 190 
Beaupre, 66 
Becker, 19, 117 
Beebe, 161 
Beebes, 95 
Beecher, 86, 160 
Beeckman, 174 
Beekman, 18, 19, 22, 44, 
61, 72, 75, 78, 121, 
124, 126, 164 
Beelaerts, 172 
Beele, 166 
Beers, 190 
Begel, 80 
Bekkers, 166 
Belange, 164. 
Beldin, 185 
Bell, 119, 168, 185, 186, 

Benglosse, 38 
Benjamin, 143, 159 
Bennet, 18, 75, 81, 165, 

186. 192 
Bennett, 160 
Bensen, 21, 22, 23, 24, 
25. 73. 74* 75. 1 20 ' 
165, 168, 169 
Bensin, 72 
Bensing, 164, 167 
Benson, 19, 20, 22, 77, 

118, 122, 166 
Benton, 114 
Bentyn, 157 
Berg. 21, 22, 77, 117 
Bergen, 20. 71, 75 
Bergh, 123 
Berk, 18 
Berrian, 139 
Berrien. 45, 120 
Berry, 37, 51, 121 
Bersis, 165 
Bestwick, 38 
Bets, 22 
Betts, 139, 145 
Bewell, 186 
Bias, 77 
Bicker, 71, 123 
Bickers, 74, 123, 162 
Bicknall, 38 
Biggs, 38, 85, 142 
Bikker, 74 
Bikkers, 167 
Biles, 84 
Bill, 191 
Bills, 148, 149 
Binney, 9 
Birdsall, 79, 80 
Birks, 37 

Bishop", 12, 89, 184, 187 
Blaauvelt, 135 
Black, 106 
Blacklcach, 95 

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Blackly, 187 
Blackney, 38 
Blakeslee, 152 
Blakeston, 94 
Blande, 84 
Blank, 20, 23, 24, 72, 76. 

Blasdell, 42 
Blauvelt, 136 
Bleecker, 101, 103, 123 
Bleker, 122 

Blom, 18, 20, 23. 73, 74, 
75. 76, 121, 124, 163, 
166, 167, 169 
Bloomer, 79 
Blydenburg, 72 
Boardman, 93 
Boare, 82 
Bockee, 20, 118 
Bocket, 77 
Bodin, 123, 165 
Bodyn, 20, 23, 75 
Boekee. 120 
Boekhout, 78 
Boele, 164 
Boelen, 164 
Boell, 124 
Boerum, 80 
Bogaard, 19, 25, 120 
Bogaart, 20, 21, 22, 73, 
75, 76, 78, 120, 123, 
Bogaert, 174, 176 
Bogard, 72, 74, 75, 121, 

Bogardus, 124, 162 
Bogart, 159, 160, 161, 
164,165, 166, 168, 174 
Bogert, 22, 25, 138, 164, 

165, 166, 168 
Boid, 71 
Boissonot, 53 
Boke, 23, 24, 72. 119 
Bokee, 169 
Bolton, 48, 91 
Bomper, 169 
Bon, 77 > 
Bona, 53 
Bond, 93 
Bonet, 77 

Bonnet, 136, 137, 139 
Bonrepos, 21 
Boog, 20, 73 
Boone, 42, 43 
Boothouse, 38 
Bording, 164 
Bore, 82 
Borne, 38 
Bordens, 95 
Borgauwe, 73 
Borres, 21 
Bos, 124 

Bosch. 141, 164, 166, 167 
Bosh, 23 
Boskerk, 178 
Bossen, 163 
Bosskerken, 178 
Boudinot, 55, 5°. 57- 58. 


Index of Names in Volume XXIV. 

Boulanger, 171 

Boun, 24 

Bourbon, 98 

Bourke, 199 

Bouwman, 22 

Bowditch, 159 

Bowen, 147 

Bower, 38, 87 

Bowne, 29 

Brace, 190 

Brackett, 196 

Brad, 120, 162, 163 

Braddock, 132 

Bradford, 57 

Bradt, 18, 19, 20, 25, 
117, 122 

Brady, 85 

Braesier, 74 

Brainard, 150 

Braisier, 22, 118 

Braisjer, 75 

Braizer, 169 

Braizier, 165 

Bras, 73, 124, 165 

Brasher, 162, 164 

Brass, 22, 79 

Brasser, 163 

Brega, 169 

'Brestede, 18, 19, 72, 75, 
78, 117, 120. 121, 
162, 164, 167, 169 

Brevoordt, 123 

Brevoort, 2, 19, 23, 25, 

75, 77, "9, l6 4 
Brewster, 89, 142, 161 
Breyant, 165 
Brice. 38 
Brickley, 186 
Bricknell, 37 
Briggs, 79 
Brinckerhoff, 157, 158, 


Brinkerhoff, 34, 66, 96, 

Broadway, 38 
Brockhurst, 41 
Brodhead, 148, 158 
Brok, 21 
Brokhols, 71 
Brokholst, 20, 75 
Brooks, 4 
Brougham, 9 
Brouwee, 19 
Brouwer, 21, 23, 4.1, 43, 

76, 77, 117, 118, 121, 
123, 124, 166, 167, 

168, 175, 177 
Brouwers, 35 
Brouwn, 166 
Brower, 85, 87, 178 
Brown, 17, 50, 85, 87. 

91, 118, 142. 161, 

169, 181, 184, 186, 
187, 189, 191 

Browne, 37, 38 

Brownell, 152 

Bruce, 179, 180, 181 

Bruin, 23, 166 

Bruyn, 124 

Bryan, 199 

Bryant, 1, 3, 5, 6. 7, 9, 

10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 

25, 44 
Bryend, 124 
Buchan, 104, 106, 107 
Buchanan, 93 
Buckman, 83 
Buckminster, 57 
Buclan, 184 
Buffree, 38 
Bulkley, 180 
Bulloch, 199 
Bullock, 199 
Bulsen, 23, 76, 77 

Bulsing, 78, 166 

Bultere, 165 

Bur, 185 

Burch. 149 

Burger, 18, 19, 21, 7:, 

73, 7 6 , 77- 78, H7t 
118, 1*9, 124, 165 

Burgers, 122 

Burges, 185 

Burhans, 90, 153, 157 

Burnet, 54, 88, 187, 189, 
190, 194 

Burnett, 92, 149 v/ 

Burke, 93 

Burnham, 87 

Burns. 8 

Burr, 80 

Burritt, 95 

Burromby, 81 

Burroughs, 17 

Buryese, 79 

Bush, 37 

Bussing, 25, 163 

Butler, 145 

Buys, 25 

Byrd, 38 

Byron, 8, 9 

Byvank, 18, 21, 74, 165 

Caar, 78, 119, 122, 166 
Cady, 186, 188, 193 
Caines, 44, 123 
Caker, 22 
Callaman, 60 
Calls, 139 
Calvert, 126 
Cammen, 165 
Camminga, 171 
Campbell. 8, 66, 85, 139, 

151, 160 
Canner, 169 
Canon, 18,71, 72, 74, 75, 

78, 117, 163, 165, 166, 

Capet, 97 
Car, 168 
Cardee, 21 
Carels, 21 
Carey, 62, 197 
Carhart, 45 
Carle, 139, 185, 186 
Carman, 79, 80, 144 
Carmer. 200 
Carmichael, 85 
Carolins, 119 
Carpenter, 38, 79, 81, 

^ J 3 8 
Carr, 126 

Carro, 72 

Carter, 37, 54, 200 

Cary, 39 

Case. 86, 150 

Cason, 37 

Caspar, 165 

Castell, 38 

Caswell, 38 

Catharine, 109 

Candebebec, 52, 194 

Caverly, 63, 65 

Cembel, 22 

Chahaan, 20 

Chalfield, 185, 186, 191, 


Chamberlayne, 50 

Chambers, 52 

Chandler, 185, 189 

Chapman, 64, 66 

Charderine, 122 

Charles, 50. 68, 97, 98 

Chatfield, 190 

Chatham, 85 

Chaucer, 1 

Chaveljere, 117 

Cheesman, 26, 80 

Cheilon, 53 
Cherriks, 164 
Cherstede, 167 
Chester, 93 
Chevalliero, 55 
Childs, 122 
Chomel, 154 
Chrestie, 166 
Christophers, 185 
Christy, 178 
Cittery, 38 
Claasse, 123 
Claessen, 196 
Clapp, 65, 200 
Clark, 14, 67, 79, 83, 89, 

90, 159 
Clarke, 93 

Clarkson, 20, 114, 121 
Clay, 94, 168 
Claypole, 46 
Clearman, 103 
Clement, 98 
Clendenning, 180 
Cleveland, 87, 108, 116, 

Clinton, 53 
Clock, 118 .. 
Clopper, 163 
Cloppers, 71, 164 
Clowen, 120 
Clowes, 38, 80, 84 
Clows, 84 
Clute. 174, 175, 178 
Clyde, 137 
Co, 121 
Coals, 94, 96 
Cochertal, 25 
Cochran, 45 
Cocks, 80 
Codwise, 24 
Codwys, 74 
Coe, 93 

Coen, 170, 189, 190 
Coerte, 74 
Coeymans, 42 
Coggswell, 185 
Coit, 183, 190 
Cole, 38, 60, 80, 93 
Coles. 79, 80 
Coligny, 98 
Collier, 158 
Collin, 94, 122 
Collins, 41, 94, 95, 96, 

159, *74 

Colvin. 43 

Combs, 80 

Comeleys, 81 

Comfort, 21, 25, 117 

Comstock, 31 

Cpnklin, 79, 89, 144, 

Conkline, 184, 185, 186 

Conkling, 144, 159, 186, 
187, 188, 189, 190, 
191, 192, 193, 194 

Conklyne, 184 

Conningham, 78 

Cons, 139 

Constable, 145 

Contyn, 163 

Converse, 62, 64 

Coo, 74, 164, 166 

Cook. 86, 192, 193 

Cooly, 18 

■ Cooper, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 
17, 29, 34, 44, 86, 158, 
159, t8o, 187, 193 

Cope, 38 

Coppin, 37, 38 

Coppock, 82 

Corcelius, 121 

Cordley, 38 

Corey, 96 

.Cornbury, 51, 101 

Cornelis, 174 
Cornell, 79, 80, 138 
Cornwallis, 56 
Corry, 103 
Corsselius, 164 
Cortland, 146, 147 
Cortlander, 146 
Cortlandt, 61 
Cortregh, 163 
Cortregt, 72, 74 
Corwin, 87, 159 
Corwithe, 87, 159 
Cossart, 200 
Coster, 73 
1 osyn, 20, 25, 163 
Cot, 80 
Cotheal, 28 
Cotterell, 85 
Cougill, 83 
Couperus, 170 
Cowlidge, 38 
Coxe, 198 
Cozyn, 120 
Craft, 108 
Cramerns, 170 
Cranford. 143 
Cranny, 76 
Cregier, 78, 120, 122, 

123, 124, 167 
Criger, 166 
Croasdale, 83 
Cromlyn, 71 
Crommelin. 42, 43, 44, 

61, 67, 68, 69, 70 
Crommelinck, 67, 68 
Crommelyn, 162 
Cromwell, 37, 87, 185 
Crosbee, 169 
Crosdale, 81 
Cross, 38 
Crowch, 37 
Crowell, 160 
Crummeline, 144 
Cuddeback, 52, 94 
Cullenbine. 38 
Cumming, 182 
Cummins, 163 
Curaux, 163 
Curcelius, 20, 73, 119, 

Curel, 39 
Curilje, 39 
Curran, 86 
Currie, 29 
Curtis, 45, 62 
Curwin, 190 
Custis. 105 
Cuvilic, 119 
Cuyler, 76 

Daely, 72, 77 

Dagett, 105 

Daily, 23, 74 

Dalamater, 176 

Dallabar, 194 

Dally, 20, 73, 123, 162, 
164, 167, 169 

Daly, 122 

Damen. 39 

Dan, 87 

Dana, 3, 9, 16 

Daniel, 77, 123, 166 

Dankers, 126, 128 

Darby, 66 

Darinus, 176 

Darley, 7 

Darling, 97 

Davi, 118, 163 

Davids, 200 

Davidson, 80 

Davis, 14, 76, 80. 86, 90, 
184, 185, 188, 189, 
191, 192. 193, 199 

Day, 122, 123, 169 


Index of Names in Volume XXIV 

Dayton, 89, 151, 184, 
186, 187, 188, 189, 
190, 191, 192, 193, 

Dean, 84, 91 

De Baur, 178 

De Boog, 20, 119, 166 

de Bruin, 195 

de Bruyn, 195 

De Camas, 70 

De Carron, 148 

Decker, 79 

De Clerk, 23, 78 

De Conincks, 68 

De Courcy, 53 

De Coux, 54 

De Cow, 54 

Dedel, 171 

Dee, 77 

Deen, 23 

Deenmarke, 78 

De Favour, 185 

De Forest, 71, 123, 176 

De France, 69 

De Graaf, 178 

De Gracht, 172 

De Grauw, 77, 166 

De Groof, 73, 78 

De Groot, 163, 170 

De Hart, 19, 71 

De Haven, 94 

De Joncourts, 68 

De Kay, 72 

Dekker, 94 

De Key, 118 

De Klyne, 102, 103, 109 

Delafield, 155, 156 

De la Gran, 166 

De la Maetere, 162 

De Lamair, 22 

De Lameler, 75, 119 

De Lameten, 77 

De Lametre, 23 

De Lamontagne, 23, 

De la Montague, 162, 

De Lamontanje, 21 

De Lancey, 7, 19, 61, 

De Lancy, 170 

De Lanoy, 21, 72, 77, 

118, 123, 124, 168 
Deland, 22 

De Lap, 167 

Delean, 68 

Delius. 41 

De Long, 161 

De Mae, 172 

De Marest, 51, 52 

De Maucroix, 69 

De Mild, 163, 167 

De Mildt, 78 

De Milt, 22, 23. 25, 77, 

De Mooree, 166 
De Mot, 79, 80 
De Mott, 167 
Dennie, 17 
De Noe, 74 
Denonville, 100 
Denton. 80 
De Peyster, 72774, 118, 

119, 162, 164, 168, 

De Quincy, 1 

Dereaux, 44, 136, 138 

De Riemer, 25, 72, 118 

De Ruyter, 170 

Descondres, 103 

De Semery, 68, 69, 70 

Deseset, 143 

Des Rapin Thoyras, 68 

De Stael. 1 

Deursen, 18 

De Veau, 199 

Devoe, 20, 23, 124 

De Voe, 5 

De Wale, 68 

Dewey, 14 

De Wind, 77 

De Windt, 119 

De Wint, 18 

De Witt, 196 

De Wolf, 93 

Dey. 118, 168 

Deyo, 94 

De Yeaux, 51, 63, 65 

D'Harriette, 56 

D'Hinojossa, 126 

D'Houneur, 88, 89 

Diament, 184, 185, 186, 

187, 188, 100 
Dibble, 184, 185, 186, 

187, 188, 189, 190, 

Dick, 61 
Dickens, 16 
Dickenson, 168 
Dickerson, 94 
Dickinson, 151 
Dickson, 95 
Dideriks, 119 
Dielend, 167 
Digby, 93 
Dikse, 24 
Dimon, 192 
Dinsmoor, 200 
Dinsmore, 200 
Diodate, 93 
Dirwin, 187 
Disraeli, 17 
Dix, 82 

Dominy, 190, 191 
Dongan, 40, 99, 100, 

Domine, 184 ^- — 

Doohage, 134, 135 
Doolhagen, 134 
Dops, 124 
Dorebagh, 169 
Doremus, 194 
Dorman, 60 
Dorrell, 182 
Dorrie, 76, 169 
Dorset, 34 
Doubleday, 91 
Doughty, 80 
Douglass, 199 
Dousa, 170 
Douw, 174, 176 
Douwe, 71, 162 
Douwen, 168 
Downing, 80 
Downs, 20, 87, 123, 142 
Doxy, 80 
Drake, 11, 18, 44, 93, 

Draljet, 77 
Drissius, 40, 41 
Driver, 79, 84 
Droljet, 118 
Droune, 115, 116 
Duane, 111 
Du Bois, 26, 27, 94, 122, 

153, 154, 155, 15? 

i57. 158, 159 
Duboys, 85 
Duer, 11, 46 
Du Foreest, 23, 72, 75 
Duikink, 23 
Duiking, 122, 163 
Dumas, 101 
Du Mond, 175 
Du Mont, 71 
Dunbar, 93 
Dunscomb, 136 
Dunwoody, 199 

Durbrow. 65, 67 
Durgan, 85 
Durie, 51 
Durij, 51 
Duvoor, 51 
Du Vour, 51 
Dyckman, 119 
Dyer, 22, 24, 85, 167 
Dyke, 77, 168, 185, 186 
Dys, 162 

Eagans, 72 

Earl, 185, 188, 192 

Eason, 139 

Eaton, 107 

Eckker, 165 

Edgett, 62 

Edwards, 37, 80, 87, 

160, 184, 186, 188, 

189, 190, 191, 193, 

Egbertze, 24 
Egbutse, 24 
Egle, 132 
Egt, 24, 73, 163 
Eigenbrodt, 154 
Ekker, 73 
Ekkcrse, 24 
Ekkersen, 76 
Ekkerson, 25 
Ekkese, 167 
Ekkesse, 167 
Eldridge, 160, 161 
Eliot, 90, 96 
Ellenborough, 107 
Elliott, 46, 199 
Ellis, 163, 164, 167, 177 
Elmer, 151 
Elswart, 24 
Elsword, 73, 74 
Elswort, 24, 121 
Elsworth, 20, 24, 76, 78, 

117, 119, 120, 122, 

164, 168, 169 
Elbertse, 22 
Elles, 21 
Ellis, 63, 77, 122 
Ellyard, 38 
Ely, 54 
Embly, 187 
Emerson, 17 
Ernst, 169 
Essing, 21 
Etting, 65 
Evans, 37, 90, 147 
Everett, 3, 66 
Everitt, 34, 80 
Evets, 74" 
Evin, 177, 178 
Evits, 76 
Ewits, 165 
Ewouts, 20 
Ewouwds, 74 
Exeen, 122 
Exon, 20 
Eyres, 191, 193 

Faneuil, 59 

Fanning, 142, 144, 161 

Fairchild, 79 
ji Fairfax, 39 
" Fardon, 22, 77, 121 

Farnam, 188 

Fay, 149 

Feild, 37 

Fell, 85 

Fenix, 122 

Fenno, 6, 14, 62, 64 

Fenton, 85 

Fernow, 46 

Ferris, 45, 137 

Fertius, 186 

Fetheau, 193 

Field, 188 


Fienie, 22 

Filer, 187, 188, 190, 191 

Filkin, 158 

Finch, 37 

Finley, 179, 183 

Finney, 185 

Fitzgerald, 65 

Fish, 18 

Fisher, 19, 181 

Fithian, 184, 186, 187, 

Fleetwood, 19 
Fleewellyng, 35 
Fletcher, 102, 146, 147 
Flint, 187 
Flodder, 94 
Flowers, 79 
Floyd, 79, 88, 142, 143, 

Fontin, 72 
Footman, 199 
Forbus, 163 
Forbush, 118, 169 
Fordham, 159, 160, 161 
Foreman, 45 
Forrest, 137 
Forsyth, 115 
Fortune, 101 
Foster. 86 
Fotherby, 37 
Fowler, 9, 79, 108 
Fox, 80 
Francis, 14, 97 
Franklin, 16, 56, 84, 94 
Franse, 123 
Fransze, 167 
Fream, 26 
Fredenburgh, 43 
Fredericks, 73, 141, 174 
Freeman, 2c, 42 
French, 76 
Freneau, 55 
Frina, 121 

Frothingham, 86, 158 
Fuller, 12, 83 
Fullerton, 189 
Fyn, 25, 74, 117, 166 

Gacherie, 22 

Gage, no 

Gallatin, 14, 58 

Gallowa, 76 

Gano, 57 

Ganong, 152 

Gansevoort, 180 

Gardenier, 177 

Gardiner, 45, 87, 93, 
183, 186, 187, 188, 
189, 190, 191, 193. 

Gardimer, 42 

Gardnier, 175 


Garfield. 44 

Garlick, 38 

Garrad. 143 

Garrerd, 89 

Garrisson, 182 

Garside, 24 

Gautier, 74 

Gelston, 87 

George, 109 

Gerbrants, 122 

Gerbrands, 168 

Gerrits, 23, 121 

Gerritse, 164, 167, 169 

Gerritze, 23 

Gervase, 37 

Gibbs, 81 

Gibson, 38, 195 

Gidney, 80 

Gilbert, 18, 19, 20, 21 
22, 74, 77, 117, 119 
121, 124, 165, 166 


Index of Names in Volume XXIV, 

GHdersleeve, 80 

Giles, 83 
Gillet, 200 
Gillette. 200 
Given, 26 
Glen, igg 

Glover, 80, 143, 190, 194 
Goddard, 108 
G< idet, 71, 162, 165 
Goethe. 9 
Goetchins, 138 
Goff., 184 
Gold, 187,-193 
Goldsmith, 11 
Golding, 38 
Goodale, 154 
Goodgame, 38 
Goodwin, 48. 90 
Gordon, 61, 63, 73, 104 
Gosman, 180 
Gouverneur. 2, 61 
Graaf, 121, 123 
Graauw, 119 
Graham, 26, 35 
Grant, 45, 48, 59, 182, 

Graves. 1S7 
Graw. 22 

Green, 161, 181, 183, 189 
Greene, 45, 47, 90, 105, 

148, 194 
Greenwood, 200 
Greveraat, 78 
Grey, 26, 38, 187 
Gridley, 26 

Griffin, 34, 138, 158 
Grilling, 87 
Griffet. 22 
Griffith, 38, 85, 151 
Grinnell, 16 
Griswold, 93, 152, 188 
Grocsbeek, 174, 175 
Gromme, 119 
Grotius, 17 
Groven, 158 
Guise, 97, 98 
Gurlandt. 40 
Guymard. 52 
Gryme, 33 
Gynne, 37 
Gysberts. 174, 175 
Gould, 36. 137, 148 
Goulet, 167 
1 • i' i 
Goutches, 85 

Haal, 77, 123, 169 
Haan, 73 
Habersham," 199 
Hacket, 67 
Hackles. 3S 
Hackstaff. 89 
Haering. 120, 166 
Hagans, 20 
Hage. 1 S3 
Hageman, 54, 56 
Haight, 194 
Haise. 1S6, 1S8 
I [ale, 109 
Halfpenny. 38 
Hall. 79. 82, 84, 87, 108, 

159, 160, 161, 185 
Halleck, 1, 4, 5, 7. 8, 9, 

11. 14. 15. 16, 17, 44, 

46, 150 
Hallenback, 60 
Hallock, 142, 143, 159, 

160, 161 
Halluch, 191 
Halsey, 88, 144, 159, 

160, 184, 186, 188, 
190, 191 
Halsted, 138 

Ham, 77, 167 
Hamill, 151 
Hamilton. 56, 58, 72, 

87, 161 
Hampton, 137 
Hance, 195 
Hancock, 48 
Hand, 159, 160, 161, 185, 

186, 187, 188, 189, 

190, 191, 192, 193, 

Hannah, 125, 194 
Hans, 22 

Hanssen, 18. 21. 123 
Hardenbrock, 168 
Hardenbroek, 18, 19, 

73. 1^9, 121, 163, 167 
Hardenberg, 167 
Hardt. 75 
Haren, 120 
Haring, 22, 77 
Harley, 87, 160 
Harlison, 178 
Harmens, 133 
Harmense. 133 
Harmenszen. 133 
Harmesen, 133 
Harmense, 133 
Harris. 38, 45, 159, 184, 

Harrison, 83, 84, 182, 

Harsin, 117. 119 
Harsing, 163 
Harsse. 77 
Harssen, 23, 77 
Harssing, 163 
Haver, 72 
Havyland. 21 
Hawkins, 89, 90, 143, 

Hawkeridge, 38 
Hawes, 1 
Hawley, 197 
Hawthorne, 17 
Hayes, 38 
Hayhurst, 183 
Haylet. 38 
Haynes, 37, 79 
Hay ward. 37 
Hazelton, 151 
Heard, 45'j 
Heaton, 80 

Hedges, 86, 160, 183, 
185, 186, 187, 

188, 189, 190, 191, 

192, 193, 194 
Heemstraat. 175 
Hegeman. 24 
Hart, 24, 117, 122 
Harta, 124, 165 
Hartje, 169 
Hart't. 88 
Hartshoog, 165 
Hartsen, 171 
Hartwich, 175 
Hartley, 37 
Hartwvk. 175. 177 
Hatfield, 80 
Havens, 87, 88, 89, 142, 

159, 160, 161 j 
Hegerman, 80 
Heinsius, 170 
Heitman. 152 ', 
Hellake, 124 
Helling, 175, 178 
Helme, 89 
Helyer, 135 
Hemesen, 133 
Hendriks, 22 
Hendnksz, 169 
Henion, 21, 22 
Henkels, 48 
Henneon, 19, 168 

Hennion, 22 

Henry, 49, 50, 69, 97, 98, 

Hepburn, 94 
Herder, 169 
Herman, 90 
Hermesen, 133 
Hermanseen, 133 
Herte, 74. 124 
Hertje, 11S, 168 
Herrick, 187 
Herriman, 193 
Herris, 77, 123. 165 
Hers, 168 
Heusten, 124 
Hewes. 37 
Hewlett, 70. 80 
Heyer, 20, 21, 22, 71, 72, 

74. :iq. 120, 124, 163, 

166, 168 
Hibon. 78 
Hicks. 70. 88, 15S, 186, 

187, 190, 194-- 
Higans, 21 
Higby, 80 
Higgs, 120 
Higgins, 192 
Hill, 20, 130, 131, 186 
Hills. 143 
Hildret, 23 
Hildreth, 87, 117, 161, 

Hilton. 76 \ 

Hilyer, 1 36 
Hingle, 37 
Hinman, 105 
Hinojossa, 126 
Hinson, 25 
Hiscock, S2 
Hitchpeth, 38 
Hitter, 168 
Hobart, 61 
Hodgkins, 189 
HodgSkins, 38, 189 
Hoeber, 168 
Hoeser, 121 

Hofman, 22, 73, 77 
Hoffman, 6, 11. 13, 14, 

IS, 44. 63. 1 
Holcom, 153 
Holder, 169 
Hollewege, 119 
Hollik, 164 
Hollock. 73 
Hoi man, 188 
Holmes. 9. 17, 200 
Hoist, 121 
Holstein, 94 
Holt, 38 

Homan, 142, 143 
Homer. 2, 10, 112 I 
Homes. 19 
Hoo. 93 
Hoogland, 73, 75, 78, 

176, 200 
Hoorn. 23 
Hoping, 193 
Hopkins, 63, 63, 66 
Hoppin, 184, 190 
Hopping, 192 
Hoppe, 76, 118, 166, 167, 

Hopson, 74. 118 
Horn, 12, 20 
Hi rton, 86, 115, 161 
Hosmer, 142, 144 
Hossington. 185 
Hotchkiss. 160 
Houser, 168 
Hough. 84 
Houghtaling, 60 
House, 118 
Houseal, 46 

Houter, 118 
Howard, 47, 48, 108 
Howe. 45 
Howell. S7, 88. 89, 144, 

155, 160. 161, 193 
Howels, 144 
Howes, 199 
Hoyer, 78 
Hubbs, 161 
Huberd. 37 
Hubert, 37 
Hubley, 151 
Huck, 43, 60 
Hude. 195, 196 
Hudson, 50, 142, 188, 

189, 190, 191 
Huff, 80, 142 
Huffe, 37 

Huygens, 102, 103, 109 
Huygins, 180 
Hughes. 94 
Huisman, 74, 164, 166 
Hull. 191 
Huling, 94 
i lulse. 14 ,. 1 14 
Humboldt, 9, 170 
Hunnevvell. 200 
Hunt, 38. 65 
Hunter, 54, 140,' 141, 4 

156, 199 
Hunting, 4^, 184 
Huntting 161, 183, 184, 

189, 190, 191. 193 
Hurry, 90 
Hurt, 19 
Husage. 53 
Huson, 123 
Husson, 70 
Huter, 22 
Haybregts. 169 
Huyck, 177 
Huyke. no. 124 
Huyken. 168, 169 
Huysman, 164, 169 
Hyatt, 137 
Hyde. 14 

Iedesse, 119 
Inman, 5 
Ingraham. 197 
Irvine, 198 

Irving. 1. 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7, 
8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 
17, 65, 150 

Jacobs, 73. 121, 138, 165 
Jacobse, 198 
Jacobsen, 134 
Jacobsze, 167 
Jacobus, 168 
Jacobz. 167 
Jackson, 46, 47, 48, 80, 

106, 132 
James. 44, 50 
Jameson, 166 
Jamison, 147 
Jans, 174 
Janney, 84 

Jansen, 20. 21, 117, 119 
Jansse, 23, 74, 77 
Janszen. 134 
Jan ten Brink, 195 
Jaquet, 124, 126 
Jarvis, 21, 78 
Jay, 113 
Jayne, 83 
Jeanes, 38, 90* 
Jeffers, 134, 135 
Jefferson, 55 
Jennings, 38, 159, 160, 

, 19 ? 
Jermain, 160 

Jero, 73 

Jerow, 165 

Index of Names in Volume XXI V 


Jessup, 188, 190 

Johnse, 169 

Johnson. 9, 15, 2 4, 3 8 , 
60, 61,62, 64, 66, 80, 
93, 120, 161, 166, 169, 
187, 188, 195, 196 

Johnston, 48, 65, 106 

Johnstone, 44, 61 

Jones, 37, 38, 79, 80, 90, 
no, 185, 186, 187, 
18S, 189, 190, 191, 

193, T 94, 199 
Jonson, 84 
Jonwert, 171 
Judd, 38 
Judson, 159 
June, 38 

Kaar, 169 
Karr. 124 
Karsteng, 167 
Kearney, 195 
Kearny, 65 
Keen, 94 
Kees, 163 
Keith, 131 
Kelcy, 88 
Kellit, 38 
Kellogg. 63 
Kemble. 2, 6 
Kemp, 85, 104 
Kempe. 38 
Kempel, 77, 123 

Kemple, 21 

Kenerly, 82 

Kennedy, n 

Kennon, 107 

Kent, 14 

Kerbyl, 169 

Kermer, 25, 78, 119, 
i2i. 164, 169, 200 

Kerssenhoven, 77 

Kersteng, 124 

Ketcham, 79, 144 

Ketelhuin, 24 

Ketelhuyn, 120 

Ketteltas, 88, Sg 

Kid, 148 

Kienstede, 167, i58, 199 




19, 21, 23, 

75, "7, 


Kiker, 19s 
Kimball, 199 
King, 14, 37, 4 8 , 86 , 9 1 , 
s, 159, 189, 190. I 9 I > I 
Kingma, 171 
Kings, 199 
Kingsland, 177 
Kinlaugh, 37 
Kinney, 197 
Kinper, 78 
Kinsey, 81 

Kip, 18, 20, 40. 7 1 , 7 2 , 
73. 74, 75, "2. I2 * 
163, 164, 165, 166, 
179, 197, 199 
Kirkpatrick, 183 
Kirmer, 18 
Kison, 24 

Kissam, 48, 79, 80, 199 
Kitchel, 199 _ 
Kittle, 180 
K'cckenar, 165 
Kleyn, 138 
Klopper, 73, 78 
Klouwer, 74 
Knegp, 74 
Knevals. 61 

Kniekerbacker, 174, 176 
Knovvles, 38 
Knox, 57 

Kochetal, 123 
Kochethal, 140, 141 
Kochroffe, 141 
Koe, 170 
Koederus, 78 
Koek, 20, 24, 73, 165 
Kollock, 57 

Koning, 21, 23, 24, 25, 
73- 74- 75- 78. "8, 
120, 124, 142, 167, 
168, 174 
Kordes, 19 

Kore, 193 
Kortregt, 169 

Kortright, 174, 176 

Kouwenhoven, 163 

Kowing, 61 

Kraft, 24 

Krankheid, 124 

Krankheit, 117 

Kregier, 19 

Kuypas, 180 

Kwakkenbosch, 178 

Kyker. 195 

Kyn, 94 

Kys, 24 

Labadie, 128 

Lafayette, 6 

La Gran, 163, 167 

Laimbeer, 194 

Lam, 24, 75, 76, 120 

Lamaiter, 164 
Lamb, 85. 92 
l.amberville, 101 
Lameten. 77 
165, 167 

Landor, 13 

Lane. 27, 76 

Lang, 119 

Langdon, 76, 80., 

Langstaff, n 

Lanier, 10S 

Lanoy, 24. 117 

Lansing. 41, 43 

Lapham, 10S, 151 

La Rue, 51, 53 

Lashier, 85 

Lashly, 20 

Latham, 79, 86, 165 

Latheur, 101 

Laton, 24, 75, 120 

Latting, 91 

Lau, 107 

Laurens, 22, 121, 123 

Lawrence, 27, i32, 1 

Lay. 93, 193 
Leach, 95 
Leagrave, 184 
Leake, 142 
Learning, 51 

Lear, 105, 106 
Le Contes, 55 
Le Due, 35 
Lee, 38, 48, 55, 59, 93 

in, 112 
Leeds. 184 
Leek, 8q, 90, 

169, 184, 




Lent. 24, 7s. 1 '■> 1 
Le Plaistrier, 43 
Le Plastrier, 69 
Le Quier, 166 
Leroy, 116 
Lesher, 167 
Lesly, 124 

L'Espenard, 90, 97, 99, 
100, 101, 102, 103, 
104, 105, 106, 107, 
108, 109 
112, 113 

Lethem, 124 

Letzen, 124 

Leuvves, 165 

Lewis, 38, 132 

Linch. 24, 168 

Lincoln, 57, 87, 159 

Linderbeck, 35 

Lins, 162 

Linsch, 166 

Lipper, 38 

Lisfrance. 154 

Lishier, 178 

Lispenard, 18, 122, 123 

Lispinard. 163 

Lithart. 164 

Liverse. 43 

Livingston, 20, 21, 24 




1 41 

92, 148, 



1 i.- 

Leeke, 89 
Leeuw, 124 
Lefferts, 109 
Le Gatt, 148 
Le Goy, 53 
Le Grande, 176 
Leguier, 22 
Leisler, 2. 79 
Lenox, 200 

7 1 , 7 2 , 77 
114, ii'J. 
169, 195 

Lloyd. 83, 95 

Lock, 37 
Locke. 93 
Lockhart, 10 
Lock wood, iso 
Longbeatham. 143 
Longfellow, 16, 17 
Longstreet, 39 
Loosie, 117 
Loosje, 20 
Loper, 187, 188, 191 
Loraunce, 38 
Lord. 37, 93, 1S4 
Lorillard, 197 
Lot, 168 
Loth, 73 
Loueband, 3S 
Louis, 22, 50, 154 
Lounsberry. 169 
Lounsbury, 23, 120 

Louw, 118, 122 

Lovelace, 101, 126, 

Low, 165, 195 

Lowell, 17 

Loxley, 38 

Lozier, 178 

Lucas, 81 

Ludlam, 86, 187, 18 

Ludlow, 42, 88 

Luger. 87 

Luguier, 77 

Luis, 184 

Lupton, i'i, 

Luwis, 25, 74 
Lye, 64 
Lycll, 65 
Lyle, 63 

Lynch, 18, 21, 78, 121 
Lynd, 93 
Lyndhurst. 9 
Lynse, 24 
Lynsen, 24, 27 
Lynsse, 72 
Lynssen, 78, 117 
Lynsze, 166 

Maas, 72. 118 
Mabie, 114 

184, 186, 

Macdonald, 139, 151 
Macfederick, 117 

Maclean, 56 
Ma-ill, 46 
Malum, 47. 48 
Maintenon, 99 
Malapert, 38 
Malon, 53 
Malony, 85 
Man* iS, 19, 118, 1 

124. 185 
Marston, 113 
Mapes. 142 
Mareiket, 139 
Marinus, 174 
Marion, 59, 137 
Marki. 75 
Markham, 130 
Marschalk, 25, 71, 

I Marsh, 4. 148 
Marshal. 24. 122 
Marshall. 38, 108 
Martin, 27, 38, 83 
Martje. 174 
Marvin. 93 
Maryat, 16 
Mas, 77 

Mason, 139, 186 
Mast. 174 
Masten, 174 
Mather, 199 
Mathews, 185, 189 
Mathus, 73 
Mattezes. 121 
Matthysse, 77 
Maule, 199 
Maundorel, 76 
Maxfield, 85 
Maxwell, 151 
Mazarin, 99 
McAdam, 88, 89 
McCanlish, 116 
McCarty, 43. 62, 64 
McCastle, 85 

McChain, 91 

Mc Cloud, 182 

McComb, 63, 65 

McDaniel, 167 

McEvers. 42 

Mclntire, 87 

McKelvey. 36 

Mecox, 192 

Medici. 97, 98 

Meemema. 7 

Meisnard, 20, 122 

Melbourne, 103 

Mellens, 71 

Mellick, 57 

Melsbach, 120 

Melsbag, 74 


Mercereau, 45 

Meredith, 91 

Merk. 118 

Merkie, 21 

Merry, 184, 186, 
191, 192 

Mersen, [8 

Mesick, 199 

Mesier, 32, 44 



Meyer, 18, 22, 

7 2 i 73, 75, "7 
1 .;2. 124, 

Michaelse, 120 

Michel, 75. 165 

Mickle, 45 
Mickly, nS 
Midi© u 

Midleton, 38 


23, 2 5> 


Index of Names in Volume XXIV. 

Miller, 61, 63, 86, 89, 121, 

143, 160, 162, 182, 

184, 185, 186, 187, 

190, 191, 192, 193, 194 

Mills, 181 

Mils, 24 

Minthorn, 122, 169 
Minthorne, 18, 24, 76, 

122, 123 
Miserol, 19 
Misnard, 71, 76 
Mitchel, 79 
Mitchell, 93 
Mol. 18 
Mollerus, 170 
Moltke, 9 
Moncrieffe, 113 
Money, 144 
Monden, 24 
Montanje, 169 
Montayne, 18, 24, 25, 
74, 120, 123, 124, 
162, 165 
Montesye, 121 
Montgomery, 106, 151, 

More, i6d, 185, 188, 190 
Morehead, 93 
Morgan, 22, 114, 116, 

Moor, 23, 124 
Moore, 8, 75, 79, 84, 87, 

90, 92 
Moris, 184 
Morison, 198 
Morrice, 187 
Morris, 1, 4, 11, 12, 13, 

14, 16, 54, 80 
Morrison, 198, 199, 200 
Morrell, 79 
Morse, 46 
Mosier, 22 
Motley, 10 J 
Mott, 79, 80 
Moubray, 143, 144 
Moulin, 19, 117 
Moulton, 149 
Mourits, 19 
Moutfort, 27 
Mulford, 87, 161, 183, 
184, 185, 186, 187, 
188, 189, 190, 191, 
192, 193, 194 
Muller, 189 
Mullers, 140 
Mumford, 181 
Muncy, 80, 144 
Munro, 137 
Munsell, 47 
Murdock, 187, 190 
Myer, 96, 162, 167 
Mygatt, 106, 107, 108 
Mynards, 164 

Nagel, 178 

Nak, 20, 23, 73, 77, 78 
Nash, qi 
JNavarre, 59, 0.8 
Nazareth, 163 
Neal, 16 
Neblet, 74 
Neby, 134 
Neck, 143 
Negoose, 37 
Neilson, 196 
Nelsing, 22 
Nelson, 48, 95, 96, 153 
Nering, 123 
Newdigate, 93 
Newell, 199 
Newlin, 63, 64, 66 
Newton, 79, 85 
Nicholas, 45 
Nichols, 20 

Nickerson, 86, 160 
Nicoll, 88, 122, 142, 

Nicolls, 126 
Nieukerk, 21 
Nieuwkerk, 121 
Nightingale, 37 
Nixon, 45 
Norbury, 19 
Norley, 37 
Norris, 160, 198 
North, 15 
Norton, 189 
Norwood, 148 
Nostrandt. 79 
Not, 188 
Noyes, 152, 185, 187 

Oakley, 79, 142 

Oaks, 159, 160 

O'Callaghan, 133 

Odell, 46, 91 

Oelders, 124 

Ogden, 19, 37, 9:, 93, 
154, 185, 188 

Oin, 120 

Oldham, 151 

Oliphant, 151 

Oliver, 78 

Olmstead, 87 

Onderdonk, 79, 85 

Onderkirke, 178 

Onkelbag, 78, 164 

Onkels, 162 

Onyon, 37 

Oothout, 25, 176 

Osborn, 30, 86, 160, 184, 
185, 186, 187, 188, 
189, 190, 191, 192, 

~ 193 
Osgood, 106 
Osterhout, 158 
Ott, 21, 120 
Otterberg, 22, 77, 166 
Otterburg, 123 
Ouderkerk, 123 
Ouderkirk, 175 
Ouwderkerk, 77 
Overend, 84 
Overpaugh, 43 
Overton, 89, 143 
Overturn, 142 
Owe, 28 
Ozy, 164 

Paalding, 25, 162, 163, 

Paers, 71, 78, 121, 164, 

Pain, 186, 187, 189, 191 
Paine, 160 
Paling, 71, 77 
Paltro, 122 
Pammer, 76 
Parcel, 19, 20, 22, 118 
Pardon, 166 
Parent, 136 
Pareseite, 135, 130 
Parker, 87, no, in, 135, 

136, 161 
Parks, 132 
Parlement, 162 
Parmer, 21 
Parmerly, 189 
Parmlee, 93 
Parsel, 169 
Parsell, 79 
Parsons, 86, 114, 184. 

186, 187, 188, 189. 

190, 191, 192 
Parton, 48, 152 
Patterson, 46, 47 
Pattit, 121 
Patton, 142 

Paulding, 1, 2, 3, 6, n, 

14, 17, 46, 150 
Paulin, 21 
Pauling, 24, 118 
Paulsse, 71 
Paulsze, 77 
Paulusse, 76, 118 
Paxtone, 81 
Payne, 12, 86, 160 
Peaker, 46 
Pears, 24, 25 
Pearsall, 28, 79, 134 
Pearshall, 159 
Pearson, 178 
Peck, 149 
Peek, 20, 21, 71, 73, 74, 

76, 78, 118, 121, 123, 

124, 162, 168 
Peel, 13 
Peers, 121 
Peerse, 118 
Peerson, 187 
Peffer, 18, 19, 23, 120 
Peirson, 161, 192, 193 
Pel, 18, 19, 22, 72 
Pell, 79, 194 
Pelletraw, 144 
Pelletreau, 191 
Pels, 25, 77, 94, 162, 167 
Peltrs, 118 
Pemberton, 83, 84 
Penn, 84, 125, 128, 129, 

Penny, 88 

Pera, 163 

Percel, 75 

Percival, 4, 9, n 

Perkins, 151 

Perkot, 25 

Perle, 37 

Perriam, 24 

Perry, 182, 183 

Perseel, 120 

Persel, 77, 120 

Persils, 162, 163 

Peters, 80 

Petersen, 134, 139 

Peterson, 80 

Petet, 166 

Pettit, 80 

Petts, 80 

Petty, 88, 142, 143, 159, 

186, 190 
Phemin, 73 
Phenin, 78 
Phenix, 168, 169 
Philepse, 75 
Philip, 49, 150 
Phillips, 144 
Phillipps, 27 
Philipse, 46 
Phinney, 1x4, 115 
Phcenix, 117, 124 
Picker, 83 
Pickering, 37 
Picket, 185 
Pickhaver, 38 
Pierpont, 4 
Pierrepont, 145 
Pierson, 87, 186 
Piersor, 160, 161 
Pieters, 122 
Pieterse, 19, 20, 23, 25 

Pietersee, 72 
Pietersen, 123 
Pieterson, 123, 169 
Piff, 37 
Pigeon, 79 
Pike, 181 
Pimderson, 142 
Pinckney, 4, 6 
Pintard, 54, 55 
Pit, 72 

Pitkin, 93 

Pix, 123 

Piatt, 79, 153 

Play, 122 

Ploeg, 73 

Plogh, 165. 

Plumb, i88 T 

Poe, 1, 14, 16, 17 

Poel, 23, 76, 118, 121, 

Poffer, 21 
Polhemus, 180 
Pollock, 94 
Pomeroy, 149 
Pomery, 75 
Pommery, 18 
Poor, 72, 78 
Pope, 112 
Poppeldoff, 74 
Poppeldorf, 164 
Porter, 2, 48, 96, 197 
Postma, 171 
Post, 76, 79, 155, 160, 

174, 175, 189 
Pothier, 53 
Potter, 21, 76 
Potts, 81 
Poulin, 120 
Pouwels, 168' ' 
Pouwelse, 169 
Powell, 66, 80 
Praa, 22 
Prescott, 17 
Prest, 139 
Preyer, 162 
Prichard, 185, 187, 190 
Printup, 77, 123 
Provost, 19, 22, 25, 41, 

44. 75. 76, 78, 94. 

122, 124, 162, 163. 

166, 169 
Pruyn, 37, 43, 149 
Pryer, 73, 116 
Prys, 119 
Pudney, 28 
Puller, 75 
Pumpelly, 45, 48, 49, 90, 

96, 148, 149 
Purchill, 134 
Purple, 90, 149, 153, 194 
Putnam, 108 

Quackenbos, 172, 174, 
175, 176, 177, 178 

Quackenbosh, 117, 173 

Quackenboss. 177 

Ouackenbush, 180 

Quackingbosh, 178 

Quakenbos, 173 

Ouakkenbos. 178 

Quakkenbosh, 19, 22, 
163, 173 

Quakkenbosch, 71, 173 

yuick, 164 

Quik, 73, 75, 164, 167 

Quillard, 43 

Rachel, 88 

Racket, 87 

Ral, 18, 123 

Randel, 144 

Randolph, 8 

Rapalje, 168 

Rapalje, 20, 27, 75, 76, 

Rapelje, 28, 29 
Rapeljie, 29 
Rapp, 195 
Rappalje, 168 
Rarick, 60 
Raven, 78 
Ravo, 25 
Ray, 24 
Raymond, 96 

Index of Names in Volume XXIV, 


Rayner, 87 
Raynolds, 104 
Raynor, 161 
Read, 131 
Reade, 92 
Reaves, 144 
Reddit, 38 
Redly, 25, 73 
Reeve, 160, 161 
Reeves, 114 

Refver, 169 
Reignolds, 38 
Reikman, 23 
Reitstap, 68 
Remi, 117 
Remini, 73 
Remmi, 121 
Remse, 78, 120 
Remsen, 29 

48, 149, 190 

84, 185, 

114, 124, 


Remsse, 120 
Renner, 46 
Renton, 178 
Revo, 118 
Reyerse, 117 
Reyersse, 18 
Reyk, 21 
Rhinelander, 97 

136, i37 
Rhoades, 91 
Rhodes, 37, 183 
Ribon, 51 
Ribot, 149 

Richards, 64, 67, 182 
Richelim, 98 
Ricker, 51 
Rider, 89 
Ridgway, 84 
Riggs, i93 
Riker, 174 
Rings, 123 
Rittenhouse, 94 
Rivers, 120 
Rivirs, 120 
Robbins, 144 

Roberts, 38, 87, 148 
Robertson, 90, 104, 105, 
106, 107, 108, 116, 

Robeson, 151 

Robinson, 37, 4 6 , 9°' 
113- J 43, 1 5 1 

Robsart, 37 

Rockhill, 94 

Rodgers, 65, 153, i54> 
155, 160 

Rodman, 103 

Roell, 171 

Roger, 123 

Rogers, 16, 43, 03, 87, 
107, 142, 15 1 ' 

Roy, 54 
Royal, 120 
Ruble, 61 
Rudd, 84 
Ruggles, 6, 200 
Ruland, 79, 86, 144 
Ruloffsen, 142 
Rumbly, 176 
Rundal, 144 
Rush, 16 
Russel, 185 
Russell, 12; 86, 189 
Rutchledge, 85 
Rutgers, 18, 24. 71, 72, 
74, 75* 7 6 > 7 8 , io 9, 
113, 119, 122, 123, 
162, 163 

Rycke, 21, 22, 76 

Ryckman, 176 

Ryer, 52 

Ryerson, 52 

Ryfenier, 121 

Ryke, 75, 164 

Rykrnan, 21, 72, 117 

121, 169 

Rynders, 76 


Rome, 23, 24, 72, 73,74, 
77, 78, 121, 122, 124, 
163, 164, 167, 168 

R< meyn, 181, 182 

Romme, 25 

Roome. 19, 78, 117, 120, 

Roorbag, 167 
Roos, 39, 41, 7 1 - 75, "9: 

124, i63_ 
Roosa, 94 
Roosendal, 169 
Roosevelt, 18, 19, 25 

113, 117, 118, 169 
Roots, 95 
Rose, 89, 161, 188 
Rosebrugh, 92 
Roseveld, 23, 73, 163 
Ross, 39, 104, 163 
Rossiter, 188 
Roswels, 120 

Sabrowiki, 167 
Sackerly, 20 
Salisbury, 93, 94, 9 6 
Salle, 116 
Salome, 141 
Salsberry. 165 
Salsbury, 60 
Samman, 25, 162 
Sample, 164 
Sanders. 24 
Sandford, 22, 87, 118 

Sands, 5, 79 
Sanford, 159, 161 
Santfort, 24 
Sargent, 12 
Satterly, 90, 142 
Sattly, 90 
Saunders, 156 
Saxton, 142 
Sayer, 87, 159, 161 
Sayers, 95 
Scamour, 120 
Scarbrough, 38 
Schaats, 134 
Schamp, 165 
Schardevyn, 166 
Scheeman, 139 / 
Scheerman, 139 
Scheffer, 69 
Schenck. 33, 175 
Scherman, 139, 14 1 
Schermer, 138, 167 
Schermerhoorn, 18, 75, 

78, 117, 163, 165 
Scheurman, 133 
Schierman, 139 
Schimmelpenninck ; i72 
Schneider, 73 
Schoeckman, 142 
Schoed, 121 
Schofield, 36 
Schoonmaker, 196 ~— ■ 
Schriver, 158 
Schubman, 139 
Schue, 141 

Schuerman, 132, 133, 
134, i35, 136, i37< 

138, 139, 14°, I 4 I : 

Schuermans, 45 
Schuiler, 124, 162, 168 
Schureman, 133, 134 

139, T 4° 
Schurman, 133, 139 
Schurmur, 139 
Schut, 159 

Schuurman, 133, 140 
Schuyler, 19, 39, 40, 4 1 , 

42, 76, 85, 91, 100, 

101, in, 112, 117, 

Schuyrmann, 140 
Scott, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 48, 

53, in, 176 
Scuerman, 134 
Scurman, 133, 134, 140 
Seabury, 86 
Seaman, 64, 79, 80 
Seamans, 79 
Sebring, 25, 29, 71, 72, 

77, 119, 121, 163, 

Secore, 137 
Seelye, 64 
Senger, 24, 74 
Senior, 34 
Seriger, 25 
Severall, 37 
Sewel, 149, 150 
Sexton, 142, 144 
Shakespeare, 1, 10 
Shareman, 139, 141 
Sharman, 139 
Sharp, 14 
Shaw, 184, 185, 186, 

187, 189, 191 
Shearman, 18, 139, 141 
Shedmore, 23 
Shedwyk, 72 
Sheffield, 160 
Shelton, 38 
Shepherd, 10 
j Sheridan, 48 
Sherman, 47, 91, 14 1 

Sherre, 21, 25 
: : Sherril, 191, 192, 194 

Sherrill, 87 
I Sherry, 161, 184. 1S5 

186, 189, 190 
; Shier, 117 

Shippen, 95 
I Shouten, 118 
: Shubrick, 151 
I Shuneman, 140, 141 
Shurmur, 139 
Shut, 166 
Shute, 138 
Shyer, 77 
Sibbet, 71 

Sichel, 154, iS5 ^ 
Sickels, 18, 164 1 
Siemer, 20 
Sigfridus, 131 
Siggels, 77 
Sikkels, 163 
Simmons, 79, 80 
Simms, 14 
Simon, 123 
Simons, 121 
Simson, 168 
Sin, 171 
Sinclair, 42, 69 
Sinklaar, 71 
Sinnickson, 151 
I Sipkens, 164 
Sipkins, 22, 166 
Sippe, 78 
Sisko, 123 
I Sitterly, 178 
Sizer, 54 
Sjoert, 120 
S joust, 171 
Skato, 171 
Skellinger, 194 
Skelliux, 185, 186, 1 

Skillman, 115 
Skilman, 164 
Skirman, 139 

Skirret, 38 
Skureman, 139, 141 
Slaan, 140 
Slate, 160 
Slater, 38 
Slegt, 118 
Slichtenhorst, 41 
Slidel, 21 
Slover, 25, 79, 118 
Sluyter, 126, 128 
Slydel, 119 
Smalling, 80, 161 
Smit, 21 

Smith, 16, 18, 19. 23,24, 
25. 29, 46, 78, 79,80, 
83, 85, 88, 89, in, 
113, 116, 119, 121, 
122, 142, 143, 144, 
161, 164, 165, 166, 
184, 188, 195 
Smyth, 37, 38 
Snyder, 121 
Snyders, 73 
Sobys, 139 
Solomon, 85 
Solvin, 162 
Somerendyk, 22, 25, 76, 

122, 165 
Southard, 29 
Southey, 8, 10, 48 
Spader, 73 
Sparke, 37 
Spears, 51 

Spencer, 45, 119, 15 2 
Sperry, 15 1 
Spier, 23, 73, 119, 124, 

Spooner, 86 
Spoor, 76, 167 
Sprague, 4 
Sprat, 20, 75 
Spring, 181 
Springer, 196 
Springsteen, 21, 163 
Squire. 184, 188, 189 
Squires, 87 
Staat, 121 
Staats, 21, 76 
Staef, 124 
Staf, 20 
Stagg, 30 
Stalcop, 126 
Stammler, 196 
Stanborough, 184 
Stannard, 188 
Stapers, 38 
Starin. 47, 48. 91 
Steadiford, 73 
Steavenson, 37 
Stecland, 136 
Steed, 185 
Steel, 91. 136 
Steenbergen, 21, 164, 

Ster, 47 
Sterier, 121 
Stevens. 20, 21. 25, Si. 

151, 185 
Stewart, 6, 46, 87, 102. 
114, 115, 116, 160, 
Stidham, 126, 131 
Stiles, 150 
Stille, 174, 175 
Stihvell, 80 
Stobo, 199 
Stock, 126 
Stockdale, 82 
Stockton, 53, 56, 151 
Stone. 14 
Storke, 38 
Stoti-sbury, 94 
Stouber, 19, 22, 120 
Stout, 22, 25, 122, 


Index of Names in Volume XXIV. 

Stoutenburg, 23, 24, 72, 
122, 123, 162, 167 

Stouver, 23 

Stowe, 45, 47 

Stratenus, 170 

Stratton, 151 

Street. 9, 16 

Strellon, 186 

Stretton, 184, 185, 187, 
189, 190, 193. 194 

Strippel, 29 

Strong, 89, 159 

Sturges, 29 

Sturrup, 25 

Stuivesant, 162 

Stuyvesant, 125, 126 

Stymets, 119 

Styles, 199 

Styn, 164 

Styne, 74 

Supkins, 78 

Suter, 114 

Suydam, 103 

Swan, 96 

Swansier, 120 

Swanson, 167 

Swart, 30 

Swartout, 30 

Swartwoud, 24 

Swartwout, 8, 94 

Swayne, 95 

Sweeney. 142 

Sweezy, 88 

Svvesey, 142 

Swett, 154 

Swift, 9 

Symons, 38 

Sypher, 91 

Taber, 161 
Tacquelet, 69 
Taerling, 20, 23 
Takelas, 174 
Talcott, 173, [74, 175, 

17'j, 178 
Talforth, 37 
Talmage, 184, 185, 187, 

188, 189, 190, 191, 

192, 193 
Taney, 9 
Tarbell, 160 
Tausenbagh, 165 
Tayler, 185 
Taylor, 9. 13, 89, 93, 

162, 11 
Tcota, 171 
Tebout. 22 
Teerling, 164 
Teller, 140 
Ten Broek, 76 

Ten Eyck, 78, 91, 120 
Ten Eyk, 23, 40, 74, 

163, 166, 167 
Tennant, 84 
Terbos, 77, 158 
Ter Bos, 23 
Terbosch, 23 
Ter Bosch, 78 
Terhuine, 76 
Terp, 71, 118 
Terph, 162 

Terry, 8c, 86, 88, 143, 

159, 160, 161 
Testart, 69 
Thirby, 144 
Thomas, 48 
Thomassen, 118 
^Thompson. 45, 48, 93, 
96, 142, 144, 146, 183 
Thong, 21, 24, 119 
Thorn, 32, 80, 153, 158 
Thorne, 134, 135 
Tibout, 25, 165 
Tibouwd, 74 

Tibouvvt, 74, 121, 164 
Tiebout, 22, 51, 168 
Tienhoven, 24, 120, 138, 

Tille, 163 
Tilliott, 36 
Tilly, 20, 25, 118 
Tilyou, 103 
Tindal, 172 
Tinson, 108 
Titian, 9 
Titus, 80 
Tobey, 90 
Todebow, 174 
Toers, 119 
Toffey, 79 
Tomlinsons, 95 
Tompkins, 91, 199 
Tooker, 144 
Topping. 159, 189 
Tours. 164 
Towner, 148 
Townsend, 30, 79, 148, 

186, 188 
Traphagen, 157 
Treadwell, 80 
Treat. 189, 
Tremper, 18, 120 
Trimper, 23 
Trotter, 180 
Trumbull, 14, 105, 106, 

Try on, 112 
Tucker, 18, 121 
Tukker, 71, 164 
Tulane, 53 
Turk, 24. 25, 71, 73, 75, 

78, 122, 123, 162, 

163, 167 
Turner. 81. 01. 142,148, 

Tuthill, 88, 160 
Tuttle, 93, 161 
Tvn, 38 
Tyn, 164 

Uit den Bogart. 76, 77 


Uitten Bogard, 118 

Underbill, 80, 88, 103, 

Upham, 151 
Upson, 95 
Uyden Bogaard, 25 
Uytenbogaardt, 40 

Vadewater, 30 

Vail, 30, 91, 92, 108 


Valois, 98 

Van Aalst, 169 

Van Aalsteyn, i68~ 

Van Aals.yn, 7S - 

Van Albadi. 120 

Van Antwerpe. 43 --- 

Van Bergen, 140 

Van Borsom, 168 

Van Bosse, 74 

Van Bossen, 73, 77, 166 

Van Breughel, 172 

Van Brug. 168 

Van Brummel, 157 

Van Brunt, 180 

Van Buren, 171 — 

Van Burmania, 172 

Van Buuren, 162 

Van Cent, 74 

Van Cortland. 42, 44, 

113, 124, 
Van Cysingha, 171 
Van Dalsen, 168 
Van Dam, 21, 22, 23, 

117, 168 

Vanden Berg, 21, 25, 

167, 169 
Van den Breg, 75 
Van den Burg, 166 
Van der Beek, 120 
Van der Does, 170 
Van der Enden, 118 
Van der Grist, 162 
Van der Heide, 195 
Van der Heyde, 1&5 
Van der Hoeve, 118 
Van der Hoeven. 164. 

Vander Hoop, 171 
Van der Poel, 40, 41, 

43- '74 
Vander Spiegel, 23 
Van der Voor, 120, 164 
Van der Voort, 22, 23, 

120, 165, 167, 180, 

Van der Volgen, 175 
Van Deurseen. 124 
Van Deursen, 19, 23, 24, 

74, 76, 117, 118, 162 
Van Deussen. 71 
Van Deventer, 22 
Van de Water, 21, 23, 

72, 74, 76, 77, 118. 

119, 123, 124, 163, 

164, 165, 168 
Van Does. 170 
Van Dolfsen, 60, (2 
Van Dusen, 158 
Vanduveer, 126 
Van Duyn, 166 
Van Dyen. 172 
Van Dyk, 24, 72, 73 
Van Dyke, 101 
Van Etten, ,4 
Van Gaasbeck, 196 
Van Geders, 74 
Van Gelder, 20, 22, 73, 

74, 90. 120, 123, 147, 

164, 167 
Van Giesen, 24 
Van Giesse. 74 
Van Giessen, 124 
Van Harf, 140 
Van Heel. 171 
Van Heemstra, 171 
Van Hoek. 19. 104 
Van Hoesen, 169 
Van Hoorn. 24, 117, 122. 

Van Horn, 19 
Van Home, 76, 85, 120, 

124, 195 
Van Ilpendam. 173 
Van Imburg. 72 
Van Ireren. 71, 120, 122 
Van Irore, 19 
Van Keuren, 22, 75, 

119, 165 
Van Kuuren, 20 
Van Laer, 39 
Van Leeurren, 21 
Van Limburg Stirum, 

Van Loon, 171 
Van Mepel, 21. 76 
Van Mepelen. 168 
Van Nes. 18, 162 
Van Norde, 74 
Van Norden, 19, 71, 74, 

76, 78, 118, 120, 122, 

167, 177 
Van Nosttand, 79, 80 
Van Olinda, 175, 178 
Van Gort, 78 
Van Orden, 166, 177, 

Van Pelt, 24, 164 
Van Quackenbosch.174 

Van'Ranst, 18, 19, 72, 

121, 167 
Van Rotterdam, 71 
Van Schaick, 42, 174, 

Van Schaik, T23 
Van Schure, 141 
Van Schuur, 141 
Van Scoyeck, 189 
Van Sent, 164 
Van Seys, 168 
Van Shayk, 1 
Van Slichtenhorst, 174 
Van Speijk, 195 
Van Speyk, 195 
Van Syse. iS, 20 
Van Sysen, 73 
Van Syssc, 24 
Van Syssen, 162 
Van Taerling, 20 
Van Tassel, 30 
Van Tilburg, 73, 123 
Van Tuyll van Servas- 

kesken, 171 
Van Varick, 73, 78, 121 
Van Varik. 1 
Van Vegtcn. 163 
Van Vleck, 21. 91, 122 
Van Vlek, 164 
Van Vlekkeren. 25 
Van Vliet, 23, 158 
Van Vulkenburg. 43, Co 
Van Voorhces, 158 
Van Voorhes. 30 

"rhis, 30, 31 
Van Voorst, 175 
Van Vorst, 19,' 22, 74. 

76, 166, 167, 168 
Van Vrauken, 30, 62, 

Van Wagene, 167 
Van Wagenen, 21, 78, 

145, 147, 148 
Van Water, 163 
Van Weyck, 31, 32 
Van VVyck. 22, 28, 30, 

317 34- 35.76, 80,81, 
' )• 159 
Van Wyk, 78, 124, 163 
Van Yveren, 77 
Van Zani 

Van Zandt, ig, 21, 25 
Van Zant. 24, 73, 74, 

121, 166 
Varik, 167 
Vathar, 72 
Va V.'eyck. 31 
Veal, 193 
Vechten, 21 
Vedeto, 80 
Veghten, 168 
Veragua, 148, 150 
Verdon, 20, 21 
Verduin, 120, 121, 165 
Verduyn, 20, 73, 168 
Vermilye 91 
Vcr Planck. 1, 4. 5. 6, 

11, 17, 32, 39,40, 41, 

42, 43, 44, 60, 6:, 62, 

63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 63, 

69, 70, 71. 74, 123, 

Ver Plank, 162 
Ver Schuren, 141 
Verveele, 134, 135 
Vesey, 102 
Vetch, 71, 77 
Viele, 122 
Vienney, 53 
Vigneau, 103 
Villeroy, 101 
Vincent, 74 
Vinge, 39, 40 

Index of Names in Volume XXI V 


Vinton, 92 , 

Vinzent, 166 

Vliereboom, 165 

Vocheur, 25 

Voltair. 9 

Von Closen, 147 

Vonk, 166 

Voorhees, 65 

Vos, 22 

Vosburg, 176 

Vosjeur, 73 

Vought, 65, 67 

Vouk, 162 

Vowles, 91 

Vredenburg, • 20, 22, 
23, 25, 73,' 77. 7 8 , 
119, 163, 164, it6, 
167. 168 

Vreland, 118 

Vriend, x 9 

Vroom. 151 

Vrouwke, 171 

Wade, 87 
Waerdt, 138 
Waite, 93 
Waldrom, 177 
Walrdron, 72, 119, 162, 

164, 169, 176, 177 
Walker, 77, 104 
Wallace, 104, 106, 112, 

Waller 61 
Walmsley, 80, 83 
Wain. 81, 83 
Walter. 168 
Walton. 37, 61, 62, 139 
Wamcer. 79 
Wamsley, 33 
Wanflek, 37 
Ward, 37 
Warner. 75, 88, no, in, 

117, 1 19. 178 
Varren, 106 
Washington, 2, 6, 9, 39. 

45- 47- 55. 50- 57. 58. 
104. 105. 106, 107. 
no, ,ni, ! ii2, 132 

Waters, 80 
Wather, 73 
Watkins, 36 
Watson, 84 
Watts, 79 
Waylesworth, 83 
Wayne, 94 
Weaver, 200 
Webb, 38, 114. 1J 5 
Webbers, 19, 71. 7 2 . 74 
76, 78, 118, 163, 165 

174. J 77 
Webster, 7, 62. 1 
Weeks, 32. 33, 79, 80 
Weissenfels, 139 
Weld. 149 
Weler, 139 
Welius, 125, 126 
Welker. iS 
Welles, 95. 196, 200 
Wellington. 152 
Wellman, 67 
Wells, 142, 143, 159, 161, 

185. 101 
Welton, 192 
Wendel. 122 
Wendell, 101 
Wentworth, 72, 77 
Wessels. 18, 19, 21, 25, 

40, 41, 72. 77, 117, 

I20, 131, 162, 163, 

167, if8 
West. 132 
Westbrook, 33 
Westervelt, 71 
Wharton, 114 
Wheeler. 184, 186, 188, 

189, 191 
Whitaker, 188 
Whitbeck. 41, 43. 60, 

White, 33, 37, 38- 48, 
79, 90, 118. 152. 159, 
161, 169, 188, 196 
Whitehead. 50, 196 
Whithair, 184 
Whitlaw, 86 
Whitman, 16. 88, 89. 

Whittemore, 33 
Whittier, 9, 17 

Wick. 189 

Wickham. 184, 187, 189 
Wicks. 86 
Wietkske. 171 
Wigelstone, 83 
Wigelsworth, 83. 84 
Wiggins, 80. 87 
Wikoff, 149, 150 
Wiletts, 144 
Wilkes, 22, 118, 155 
Wilkeson, 23 
Wilkesse, 24, 121 
Wilkessen, 76 
Wilkins, 165 
Willard. 180 
Willemse. 124 
Willemsze, 23. 167 
Willenesze, 74 
Willes, 75 
Willets, 144 
Willetts, 88 
Williaam. 52, 114, 146 
Williams, 109 
Williamson. 144 
Willis, 1. 12. 15, 16, 8< 

85, 166 
Will is. 144 
Wills. S8 
Willson, 83 
Willy, 79 
Wilson. 1, 10 
] 3i 
\\ iltsie, 33 
Windover, 76 
Wing, 108 
Winne, 41 
Winslow, 108 
Winter. 23. 139 
Winters, 23 
Winthrop. 11, 113 
Witchell, 38 
Witherbee, 116 
\\ itherspoon, 53 
Witstein, 121 
Witstj ■ 

6. 44. 46, 
5, 90. 96, 104, 

2, 166, 

Witveld. 120 
Wodcock, 37 
Woedert. 25. 166 
Woertendyk, 71. 121, 

Woertman. 75 
Wol. 163 
Wolcott, 93 
Wood, 33, 35, 38, 72, 80. 
95, 96, 132, 143. 179. 
Woodbridge, 199 
Woodhull, 89, 90, 143, 
144, 151, 160 

Woodroff. 185, 192 

Woodruff, 159, 185 

Woods, 80 

Woodside, 19, 122 

W' lodworth, 1. 4. 44 

Wooley, 79 

Woolsey. 34 

Woolworth, 87 

Woosters, 95 

^ ordsworth. 8 

Wortendyke, 174 

Worth. 161 

Worthington, 82 

Wouterse, 120 

Woynet, 22 

^'riV;£;"les\vorth, 83. 84 

Wright, 33. 79. 148, i95 

Wyckoff, 149 

Wylly. 199 

Wynands, 117 
Wyngart. 174 

Wynkoop, 132. 173, 196 

Wyt, 71 
Wytenbogart. 40, 41. 42 

York, 52 


Youngs, 88, 159, 161 

Youngton, 161 

Zabrisco. 22. 118 
Zborowski, 197 
Zee. 25 

Zenger, 10. 117 
Zunchi. 1 

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By F. K. Upham — Hazelton Genealogy. By Dr. William B. Lampham— 
Ganong Genealogy. By Win. F. Ganong — Historical Register of the Conti- 
nental Army. By F. B. Hertman — General Jackson. By James Parton — 
Roger Wellington and his Descendants. By Adaline W. Grisvvold — Brownell 
Genealogy. By Sarah E. Spencer — Noyes Genealogy. By Horatio N. Noyes 
—Memorials of Roderick White and Lucy Blakeslee. By Andrew C. White. 150 


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such Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical matter, only, as may- 
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or expressed in articles under the names, or initials, of contributors. 

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Second Vice-President, .... Mr. RUFUS KING. 
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Term Expires, 1894. Term Expires, 1895. Term Expires, 1896. 

Dr. Samuel S. Purple. Mr. Henry T. Drowne. Mr. Samuel Burhans, Jr. 

Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. Mr. Thomas C. Cornell. Mr. Edmund Abdy Hurry. 
Dr. William T. White. Mr. F. D. Thompson. Mr. James J. Goodwin. 

Committee on Biographical Bibliography. 
Mr. Charles B. Moore. Mr. Theophylact B. Bleecker. 

Mr. Henry T. Drowne. 


Dr. Henry R. Stiles. Genealogy of the Strobridge-Morrison Families, by M. S. P. 
Guild. 8vo, cloth. Lowell, Mass.. 1891 — The Newgate of Connecticut, by Richard 
H. Phelps. Svo, cloth. Hartford, 1876 — The Correct Arms of New York State. 
Third Report of Commissioners. 3 pamphlets. Albany. Svo. 1880-82 — Descendants 
of John Roberts. (Dup. ) Reprint from New England Genealogical Registry. 7 pages. 
Simsbury — Genealogy Arnold Family, by J. Ward Dean. Reprint from New England 
Genealogical Registry — Genealogy Connecticut Family Hayden, by J. H. Hayden — 
Historical Address, by J. H. Hayden. Windsor, 1876 — Memorial Capt. S. S. Hayden. 
Windsor Locks, 1863 — Genealogy Samuel Allen, by W. S. Allen. Boston, 1876 — 
Oscar Miller. Ancient Church. Windsor, 1880 — Covenant and Historical Sketch. 
First Church. East Windsor, Conn., 1871 — River Towns of Connecticut. Chas. M. 
Andrews. Baltimore, 1SS9 — Covenant First Church. Hartford, 1843 — Manual Con- 
gregational Church. North Haven, Conn., 1843 — History First Church. Amherst, 
Mass., 1S90 — Town Names Connecticut. F. B. Dexter. Worcester, 1885 — History 
of the Supreme Court. K. P. Battle, LL.D. Svo, paper. Raleigh, N. C, 1889 — 
Memorial of Stephen Whitney Phcenix. Reprint from New England Genealogical 
Registry- — Origin of Connecticut Towns, by Chas. M. Andrews. Reprint from Academy 
of Political Science — Memoir Col. Joseph Chester, by J. Ward Dean. Reprint from New 
England Genealogical Registry — Memorial Abraham Pierson. Clinton, Conn. , 1868. 
With Address by Wm. S. Pierson. Hartford, 1870 — Brig. Gen. Jos. G. Swift. U.S.A., 
bv Bvt. Maj. Gen. Geo. W. Cullum. Svo, paper. New York, 1877 — Souvenirs Lebanon, 
War Office. Flagday. 1S91— History of Old Stratford, Conn. Parts II., III., IV., 
by Rev. Samuel Orcutt. Fairfield Co Historical Society. 1885-6 — Torringford and 
the Settlement of Rev. Samuel J. Mills — Some Early Post-mortem Examinations. New 
England, by Chas. J. Hoadley. Hartford, 1S92 — Historical Address, by W. G. Bates. 
Westfield, Mass. — Boston Purchase. Some Early Plouseholds. Barton, Berkshire, 
Newark Valley. Pages 103-43S. Syracuse, 1887 — Report Connecticut State Librarian. 
Hartford, 1889 — Minutes Genealogical Association. New York, 1S85 — Report Numis- 
matic Society. 1 887-8 9-90-91. Philadelphia, Pa. — Susquehanna Association Historical 
Notes. Boston, 1874 — Historical Address. Guilford Battle Ground, by lion. David 
Schenck. Greensboro, 1888 — The Founders of the Nation, by Rev. M. S. Hutton. 
New York, 1S71 — Identification of Society of Cincinnati with Settlement of the N. W. 
Territory Marietta, 1888 — History of the Equestrian Statue of Israel Putnam. 
Brooklyn, Conn. — Report on Bronze Tablets for Soldiers Killed at Hunker Hill. 
Boston, 18S9 — Ancient Windsor, Conn., by the Donor. 2 vols., cloth, 8vo. ( 
Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, 1893. 

LUCAS Brodhead, Spring Station, Ky. Typewritten copies. I. Wm. and Mary to Chas. 
Broadhead, patent of land on Sopus River, 1694, signed Benjamin Fletcher, David 
Jamisone, Secretary. II. Patent of Capt. R. Broadhead et al, trustees, Marbletown to 
Capt. Chas. Broadhead, land at Mount Hope, recorded by Wm. Nottingham, clerk, 
June, 1715. III. Patent Thomas Dongan to Ann Broadhead, October 1 , [686, -ranted 
1670, as widow of Daniel, afterwards wife of Wm. Nottingham and later of Thos. ( larton. 

Miss Caroline Phelps Stokes. Memories of James Stokes and Caroline (Phelps) 
Stokes. Privately printed for the family by Riverside Press., illustrated. Levant 
morocco, gilt edges. New York, 1892 — Memoirs of Thos. Stokes. Cloth, port. By 
James S. Dickinson, D.D. Privately printed. New York, 1870 — Griswold Family of 
Lyme, Conn., from extra sheets Hyde Genealogy. Paper, 24 pages. 1864 — Memorial 
Anson G. Phelps. Sermon Rev. G. L. Prentiss, with extracts from his journal. 
Paper, port., 61 pages. 1854 — Seton Family of Parbroath, Scotland, and America. 
Printed privately. New York, 1890. 

Mr. Rufus King. Obsequies of Abraham Lincoln. Svo. By David T. Valentine. 
New York, 1866 — Life of Abraham Lincoln, by D. W. Bartlett, New York, i860 — 
Crochets and Quavers, by Max Maretzek. New York, 1855 — Salem Witchcraft, by 
Samuel P. Fowler. Svo. Salem, Mass., 1861 — Portsmouth N. H. Guide, 1876 — 
Colchester Epitaphs, by Frank E. Randall. 8vo. New York, 1888 — Memoir of 
Captain Hammond, Rifle Brigade, by his Brother. New York, 1858 — Life of Dr. 
[no. Swinburne, compiled by the Gitizens' Association. 8vo. Albany, N. Y., 1888. 

Richard H. Greene. Yale College : Reports Executive Committee. 12 Nos. 1868-S5 — 
Needs of the University, by the Faculties. 1871— Graduate Instruction. 1892 — 
Reports of the President. 6 Nos. 1890-92 — History of Charlestown, Mass. Svo, 
paper. 1845 — Genealogical Registry. 1 and 2. No date — Dodge Memorial. Historical 
Address. Svo. 1S7S — Nathaniel Greene. Statements by George Bancroft. Geo. 
W. Greene. Svo, paper. Boston, 1866 — Hunton-Huntoon Genealogy, by D. T. V. 
Huntoon. Author's authograph. 113 pages. 8vo. Canton, Mass., 18S1. 

Wm, Nelson, Paterson, N. J. Memorial Sermon, Rev. E. C. Jones, Southington, 
Conn., by Noah Porter, D.D. Hartford, 1872. Pamphlet — Memorial Sermon, Rev. 
D. S. Miller, by D. S. Watson, D D. Philadelphia, 1888. Pamphlet. 

F. H. Hazelton, Portland, Me. Genealogy of Robert and John Hazelton, with Brief 
Notices of Other New England Families, by Dr. Wm. B. Lapham. Published by the 
Donor. Svo, cloth, illustrated, gilt edges. Portland, Me., 1892. 

Andrew C. White. White Genealogy. Roderick White and Lucy Blakeslee. Some 

' Account of Ancestors and Record of their Descendants, by Andrew C. White. Paper, 
Svo. 32 pages. Ithaca, N. Y., 1892. 

Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. Lord Lovelace and the Second Canadian Campaign, by 
the Donor. Washington, D. C, 1892 — Gen. Jackson, Great Commander Series, by 
Jas. Parton. 

Wm. T. A. Wright. Davis Family Genealogy. Descendants of John Davis from England 
who died at Easi Hampton, L. I., by Albert H. Davis. Cloth, 8vo. New York, 1888. 

Jos. G. Bulloch, M.D. Genealogy of Bulloch and Other Families. Svo, cloth. 176 
pages. By the Donor. Braid & Hutton. Savannah, Ga., 1892. 

E. Herbert Noyes, White Plains, N. Y. Historical Sketch of Christ Church, New 
York City. (J. J. Little, 1893.) 

Thomas G. Evans. Vol. II. Munsell's. Annals of Albany. i2mo, cloth. 1869. 
Which completes the set of 10 volumes in ihe possession of the library. 

Henry R Upham, St. Paul, Minn. Upham Genealogy, by F. K. Upham. Svo, cloth. 
Illustrated, 573 pages. Munsel], Albany, 1892. 

Scientific Alliance. Proceedings First Meeting, November 1892, with Speeches. 
Pamphlet. New York, 1893. 

Amkrican Numismatic and Arch.<eological Society. Proceedings and History, 

Mr. R. B. Lacey, President Fairfield Historical Society. Report 1891 — Proceedings 
Fifth Anniversary. 

Miss Adalixe W. Griswold, Belmont, Mass. Wellington Genealogy. Roger Wellington 
and his descendants. Mudge & Sons, Boston, 1892. Muslin, 4to. 

FI. N. Noyes. Noyes Genealogy. Record of one branch of descendants of Rev. James 
Noyes, by II. N. Noyes. 8vo, paper. 32 pages. Cleveland, 18S9. 

Mr. James N. Arnold. Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1836-50, edited by the Donor. 
Vols. II., III. and IV. 8vo. Providence, R. I., 1892. 

Mr. F. B. Heitman. Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the Revolu- 
tion, April, 1775-December, 1793, by the Donor. Svo. Washington, 1S93. Sheep. 

Mr. Wm. E. Ver Planck. The Ver Planck Family, by the Donor. 4to. Fishkill 
Landing, N. Y., 1892. 

Mr. William S. Appleton. Positive Pedigrees and Authorized Arms of New England, 
by the Donor. Boston, 1S91. 

Dr. Ellsworth Eliot. Memorial Address, James R. Learning, by J. Leonard 
Corning. Pamphlet — South Reformed Church, 1892, by the Consistory. 

Mr. F. B. Gay. Gen.' Putnam's Orders, 1777, by Worthington C. Ford. Brooklyn, 1893. 

I. P. Cilley. Cilly Genealogy, by the Donor. Cloth. No title, no date. 

Connecticut Historical Society. Vol IV. Collections of the Society. 
Buffalo Historical Society. Annual Report. 

American Historical Association. Report. Washington, D. C, 1891. 
Sarah E. Spencer. Brownell Genealogy. Small 8vo, paper. Ithaca, N. Y., 1892. 
Maine Genealogical Society. Copy By-laws and List of Members. 1893. 
C. H. E. White. Chesham, Bucks, Eng. The East Anglian for May, 1893. 

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

$2.00 per Annum 

Vol. XXIV. 

No. 4. 


Genealogical and Biographical 





October, 1893. 


Berkeley Lyceum, No. 23 West 44TH Street, 


The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 

Publication Committee : 
Mr. THOMAS G. EVANS, Chairman. 



In Memoriam : A Brief Memoir of Abram DuBois, M.D. ; with 

Pedigree. (With Portrait.) By Samuel S. Purple, M.D 153 

Long Island (N. Y.) Marriages and Deaths, from the "Suffolk 

Gazette." Communicated by Rufus King 159 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York 

Baptisms. (Continued from Vol. XXIV, page 124), . . . . 162 

Van and Von. Some Facts about Dutch Names and Titles which are 

not Generally Understood. By Susanna Matthes . . . .170 

Genealogical Notes on the Quackenbos Family. By Richard Wynkoop 173 

In the Days of 1813. Contributed by Miss Harriet Bayard Kip . . 179 

Records of Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I., 

FROM 1696 TO 1746. Recorded by Rev. Nathaniel Huntting. Marriages . 183 

Proceedings of the Society, 194 

Notes and Queries. Double i in the Holland Language. Hance, Kyker, 

Smith, Wright. Johnson. Harrison 194 

Obituaries. White. DeWitt. Kip. Carey 196 

Book Notices. A Frisian Family. The Banta Genealogy. By Theodore 
M. Banta — Lineages and Biographies of the Norris Family in America. By 
Hon. L. A. Morrison — Genealogy of the Howes Family in America. By J. 
C. Howes — A History and Genealogy of the Families of Bulloch, Stobo, 
DeVeaux and others. By Joseph G. Bullock — Samuel Davis, of Oxford, and 
Joseph Davis, of Dudley, Mass., and their Descendants. Compiled by Geo. 
L. Davis — Supplement to the History of Windham, N. H. By Hon. L. A. 
Morrison — A Record of the Ancestry and Kindred of Edward Tompkins, Sr., 
late of Oakland, Cal — Hunnewell Family. Pedigree of H. H. and C. B. W. 
Hunneweil. Welles Family. Compiled by H. S. Ruggles — The Carmer 
Family, of New York City. Compiled by J. L. Banks — The Weaver Family, 
of New York City. By Isaac J. Greenwood — History of the Dinsmoor- 
Dinsmore Family. By Hon. L. A. Morrison — Genealogical Record of the 
Dedham Branch of the Avery Family in America. Compiled by J. G. Carter 
and S. P. Holmes — Descendants of Jonathan Gillet, of Dorchester, Mass., 
and Windsor, Conn. By S. C. Gillette ....... 198 


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be relied on for accuracy and authenticity, it is to be understood 
that neither the Society nor Committee are responsible for misstate- 
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or expressed in articles under the names, or initials, of contributors. 

All communications intended for the RECORD should be 
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Julius E. Rockwell— Abnormal Man, by Arthur MacDonald— Construction of Library 
Buildings. Pamphlets. Washington, D. C, 18S1-93. 
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of Governors N. Y. Alms- House, 1857— Rural School Architecture— Public Libraries 
of the U. S. — Annual Report State Engineer N. Y. on Railroads. 2 volumes. New 
York, 1870, 1872. 
Rufus King. Recollections of my Past Life, by Sir Henry Holland. i2mo, cloth. 
N. Y., 1872— History of the Administration of President Lincoln, by Henry J, Ray- 
mond. i2mo, cloth. N Y., 1864— Life of Sir Henry Havelock, by Rev. William 
Brock. i2mo, muslin. N. Y., 1858— Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and House of 
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Hon. L. A. Morrison. Genealogy of the Dinsmore-Dinsmoor Family. 8vo, cloth. 
Lowell, Mass., 1891.— Norris Family in America. 8vo, cloth. Boston, Mass., 1892. 
—Supplement to the History of Windham, Conn. 8vo, cloth. Boston, Mass. All by 
the Donor. 
Murray Edward Poole, A.B. The History of Edward Poole, of Weymouth, Mass., 

(1635) and his Descendants, by the Donor. 8vo, cloth. Ithaca, N. Y., 1893. 
SAMUEL T. Avery. The Avery Family, Dedham, Mass., branch, by Jane G. (Avery) 

Carter and Susie P. Howes. 8vo, cloth, illustrated. Plymouth, Mass., 1893. 
Samuel S. Purple, M.D Supplement to Durrie's "Index to American Genealogies." 

8vo, paper, Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, N. Y., 1S88. 
Rev.. W. W. Johnson. Johnson Genealogy, descendants of John of Ipswich, Mass., by 

the Donor. Svo, cloth. N. Greenfield, Wis., 1892. 
E. M. Ruttenber. History of Orange County and Newburg, N. Y., by the Donor. 

8vo, cloth, illustrated. Newburg, N. Y., 1875. 
Theodore M. Banta. A Frisian Family, the Banta Genealogy, by the Donor. Sq. 

8vo, % leather, illustrated New York, 1893. 
Sanford H. Dudley. Report of the Reunion oi the Descendants of Gov. Thomas 

Dudley. 8vo, cloth. Salem, Mass., 1893. 
O. P. Allen. Genealogy Abraham Doolittle — Genealogy Samuel Lee— by the Donor. 

8vo pamphlets. Newport, R. I., 1893. 
Francis G. Platt, Jr. Mathew Pratt, of Weymouth, and his Descendants, by the 

Donor. 8vo, cloth. Boston, 1890. 
Frank T. Cole. The Early Genealogies of the Cole Family in America, by the Donor. 

8vo, muslin. Columbus, O., 1871. 
Sylvanus Haywood. History of Rochester, N. H., by Franklin McDuffie. Svo, 

cloth. Manchester, N. H., 1892. 
Thomas G. Evans. The Mountain Whites of the South, by a Scotch-Irishman. Svo 

pamphlet. Pittsburgh, Pa., 1893. 
Frederick Diodati Thompson. Official Directory of the World's Columbian Exposi- 
tion. Chicago, 111., 1893. 
George G. Davis. Davis Genealogy, by G. L. Davis. 8vo, cloth, illustrated. 

N. Andover, Mass., 1893. 
J. C. Pumpelly. Annals of Morris County, N. J., and Centennial, 1876, by Jos. F. 

Tuttle. 8vo, muslin. 
E. Tomkins. Ancestry and kindred, children of Edward Tomkins, Sr. Pamphlet. 

Oakland, Cal., 1893. 
H. S. Ruggles. Tabulated Pedigree of the Welles Family— Tabulated Pedigree of 

Hunniwell Family. 
Isaac J. Greenwood. Weaver Genealogy, by the Donor. 8vo, cloth, illustrated. 

Boston, 1893. 
Augustus F. Moulton. Genealogy of some descendants of John and William Moulton, 

H. B. Plumb. The Plumb Family Genealogy, 1635-1800, by the Donor. Luzerne Co., 

Pa., 1893. 
W. C. Sharpe. The History, Genealogy and Literature of the Sharpe Family, by the 

New York Printing Company. Club Men of New York. 8vo, cloth. New York, 1893. 
Robert Rutter. Bi-centennial of printing in N. Y. 8vo pamphlet. New York, 1893. 
J. C. Howes. Howe's Genealogy, by the Donor. Yarmouth, Mass., 1892. Cloth. 
John Lowe. Canadian Archives, 1892. Agriculture. Ottawa, Can., 1893. 
Marquis F. King. Memorial of James G. Blaine. Augusta, Me., 1893. 
Samuel W. Pennypacker. Pedigree of Samuel Whittaker Pennypacker. 
Francis Johnstone Hopson. Embossed Map of the City of New York. 
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