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NOTES 



ON THE ANCESTRY OF, 



MAJOR WM. ROE VAN VOORHIS, 



FISHKILL, DUCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK. 



BY HIS GRANDSON, 

ELI AS W. VAN VOOPailS, 

Ol' NKW YOr<K CITY. 



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INTRODUCTION. 



The signification of the name Van Voorhis, formerly 
written Van Voorhies and Van Voorhees, the date of emi- 
gration to this country, and the Hne of descent of the 
family down to the year 1730, when Johannes Coerte Van 
Voorhees settled at Fishkill, Duchess County, N. Y., from 
Long Island, have been, investigated and recorded by that 
able historian of our early Dutch settlers, Hon. Teunis G. 
Bergen, in his work entitled "The History of the Bergen 
Family, with Notes upon some of the Branches of the Couen- 
hoven, Voorhies, Eldert, and other Long Island families," 
and the following record of one generation in Holland and 
the first two generations in this country are taken — with 
his kind permission — from that interesting volume. Mr. 
Bergen does not continue the line of Johannes Coerte Van 
Voorhees after his settlement at Fishkill ; but the writer, 
through searches made in the Surrogates' and Registers' 
ofiices of both New York and Poughkeepsie, the records of 
the Dutch Churches of Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Hopewell, 
and New Hackensack, tombstone inscriptions in church- 
yards, records in family Bibles, unrecorded papers in the 



4 INTRODUCTION. 

possession of families, extracts from county and local his- 
tories, etc., has been enabled to connect the family of 
Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees with that of his descendant, 
William Roe Van Voorhis. 

In the early part of his work, in speaking of the difficulty 
in tracing Dutch genealogies, Mr. Bergen says: "Of the 
private letters which passed between the early Dutch set- 
tlers and their European relatives which might have thrown 
light upon their previous history, very few remain. The 
writer has in his possession several letters written by the 
relatives of the Van Voorhies family in the Fatherland to 
their friends in this country, and they are the only ones he 
has discovered in his examinations of old papers and docu- 
ments among the descendants of the Netherlanders in Kings 
County." 

Steven Coerte of Voorhies, or Steven Koers, as writ- 
ten by himself, who emigrated to this country from Holland 
in the year 1660, was a son of Coert Alberts of Voorhies, 
who resided in front of the village of Hees, or Hies, near 
the town of Ruinen, in the province of Drenthe, in the 
Netherlands, the word " voor " meaning in English "be- 
fore" or " in front of." 

In regard to the arms of the family, published herewith, 
the writer, while in London in 1872, caused a search to be 
made by the St. James Heraldry Office for arms belonging 
to tlie Holland family of Van Voorhies, and on the return 
of the search obtained the accompanying arms with a 



INTRODUCTION. 5 

certificate under the seal of the office. The certificate 
states that "the armorial bearings assigned to the family, 
from their extreme simplicity — a golden tower on a red 
shield quartered with a tree torn up by the roots on a silver 
field — indicates considerable antiquity. The description of 
the arms, according to the terms of blazonry on the Conti- 
nent, is as follows : > 

E" aux I. & 4. de gu a la tour d'or ouv' du champ, 
aux 2. & 3. d' argent a I'arbie arr' de sinople. 

the heraldic description of which, in England, would be as 
follows : 

Quarterly ist & 4th gules — a tower d'or opened of the field. 
2d & 3d argent — a tree eradicated vert. 

Crest— a tower d'or. Motto — Virtus castellum meum. 

Of the origin and meaning of these arms nothing is 
recorded ; they may possibly indicate that the first possessor 
held some castle or fortress in feudal times. The tree is 
quartered in right of a marriage with the heiress and repre- 
sentative of another family who bore this device." 

The engravings of William Roe Van Voorhis and his wife, 
Rachel Vail, are taken from the family portraits in the pos- 
session of Sylvanus Rapalje Esqr., of Hopewell, Duchess 
County, N. Y., by his kind permission. 

The compiler of these notes would here state that he 
does not claim the following record to be a t^enealoev of 



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the family, or even of that branch of it from which William 
Roe Van Voorhis was descended ; but, having become in- 
terested in tracing back his grandfather's lineage, and hav- 
ing in the pursuit collected considerable collateral informa- 
tion, he has thought perhaps it might be interesting to 
some members of the family to have the material in its 
present form for reference ; and to that end a limited num- 
ber of copies have been published by the writer for distri- 
bution among the family only. He would also here return 
his thanks to those of the family, and others, who have 
assisted him in his labors by furnishing dates, etc., trusting 
that all shortcomings will be pardoned him in view of his 
having made it a labor of love. 

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EXPLANATION. 



The direct ancestors of Major William Roe Van 
VOOKHIS are indicated by the capital letters : 

A. 
B. 
C. 
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ON THE ANCESTRY OF '"' ' ' ' 

MAJOR WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORIllS, 

OP" FISHKILL, DUCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

COERT Alberts, of voor Mies, resided in front of the 
town of Hies, and had brothers and sisters : 

Steven Alberts, of voor Hies. 

Hendrick Alberts, of Twycl, who had five children 

living in 1684. 
Luytgen Alberts, of Hackes Welt, who had one 

child living in 1684. 
Jan Alberts, of Heftclying, who died prior to 16S4, 

leaving one daughter. 
Hilbert Alberts, who died prior to 1684, leaving 

two sons and one daughter. 
Wesvel Alberts, of Amsterdam, who died prior to 

1684, leaving one son and one daughter. 
Gertien Alberts, of Oshaer by Veghten, who was 

married and had children. 
Merghin Alberts, who married Jan Mewus, of the 

Hught, and died prior to 16S4, leaving children. 



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SECOND GENERATION 
Of the Line of Descent of William Roe Van Voor/iis. 



A. COERT Alberts, of voor Hies, had children : 

(B.) I. Steven Coerte of Voorhies, the common ancestor 
of the Van Voorhies family of Long Island and 
New Jersey; born in the year 1600; married 
Willempie Roeloffse, who was born in the year 
1619, and died in 1690. He emigrated from 
Holland in April, 1660, in the ship " Bontekoe " 
(Spotted Cow), Capt. Picter Lucassen, with his 
wife- and all his children except his daughter 
Merghin. He purchased, Nov. 29, 1660, a farm 
at Flatlands, Long Island, from Cornelis Dirck- 
sen Hoogland, on which he settled and where 
he died Feb. 16, 1684, his will being dated 
Aug. 25, 1677. 

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2. Hilbert Coerte, of Voorhies, born in 1634, 

3. Jan Coerte, of Voorhies, who occupied the home- 

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4. Albert Coerte, of Bcthuyn, %vho married Aeltyn 

■ , and died prior to 1699. 

5. Wcsvel Coerte, of Veeninge, who died prior to 1699. 

6. A daughter, name unknown, who died prior to 1699. 

7. Anotlier daughter, name unknown, who died prior 

to 1699. 



12 ANXESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

List of Passengers from Holland, in April,\66o, in the 
Ship Spotted Co-.v* 

Jan Soubanich, from Byle in Drentlie. 

Albert Janss, from Drenthe. 

Peter Jacobs, from East Friesland. 

CORNELIS Bartels, from Drenthe. 

Steven KoORTS, from Drenthe — wife and seven children. 

Jan Kevers, from the Landscape, Drenthe — and wife. 

Focke Jansen, from Drenthe — and wife and seven 

children. 
ClaES Arentsex, from Drenthe— and wife, three children 

and boy. 
Govert Egberts, from Meppelt — farmer's servant. 
EVERTJE DiRCKS, from Drenthe — maiden. 
Egbertje DirckS, from Drenthe— maiden. 
Peter Jansen, shoemaker, from Drenthe — wife and four 

children. 
Coert Gartens, from Drenthe — farmer's servant. 
Roeloft SwartwOUT, agriculturist. 
CORNELIS Jacobs van Leeuwen, in the service of Swart- 

wout. 
Arent MEUWENS,from Gclderland— in Swartwout's service. 
Ariaen Huyberts, from Jena— in Swartwout's service. 
Peter Hinfiam, from Nimwegen — Tailor. 
Albert Hevmans, agriculturist, from Gclderland — wife 

and eight children. 
Jan Jacobsen Mol. 
Annetje Harmens, maiden. 
Beletje Foppe. 
Elias Gvseling, from Zealand. 



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A'avics from Assessment Roll of Real and Personal Estate 
in New Amersfoort, 1675.* 

Steuen Coertten. 2 polls, 4 horses, i ox, 8 cows, 

6 2-year cows, 2 hogs, . . . £1^"] o o 

30 morgens of land, .... 60 o o 

^207 o o 

COERT Stecense. I poll, 4 horscs, 3 oxen, 6 cows 

— 2 of 3-years, 3 of 2-years, 3 

of I year, £\ii, o o 

44 morgens of land, .... 88 o o 

^222 o o 

LUYCKES Steuense. I poll, 3 horses, 4 cows — i of 

I year, £7$ 10 o 

20 morgens of land, .... 40 o o 

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Steuen Coertten. 2 polls, 4 horses, — cows — 5 

ditto of 2-years, £^~9 ° ° 

55 morgens of land, .... no o o 

^239 o o 

CoERTT Steuense, i poll, 4 horses — i of 2-years, 
2 oxen, 6 cows, 4 ditto of 2 
years, 4 ditto of i-year, . . £\2'j o o 
44 morgens of land, .... 88 o o 

/215 o o 

• Documentary History of New York, vol. iv., p. 100. 
f Ibid., vol. ii., p. 2S3. 



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Natnt's from Rate List of Flatlands, 1683." 

Steven Coerten. 1 man, 4 cows — 5 of 3 years, 4 of 2 
years. 
55 morgens of land, ^,^0 14 8 

COERT Stevens. 2men,4horses — i of 2 years, 4 oxen, 
6 cows — 3 of 3 years, 7 of 2 years, 
6 of I year. 
60 morgens of land, L^ I o 

Albert Stevens, i man, 3 horses, 4 cows — i of 3 

years, 5 of i year, £P 7 o 

J.VN Stevens. 1 man, 2 horses, 4 cows — i of 2 years, 
I of I year. 
9 morgens of land, ;^o 6 1 1 

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..THIRD GENERATION .. 

Of the Line of Descent of William Roe Van Voorhis. 



B. Steven Coerte van Vooriiies had the following 
\ children : , 

I I. Merghin Stevense van Voorhies, who remained in 

I Holland, where she died Oct. 28, 1702, N. S., 

I ...... having married first a Roelofs, and second, Rem- 

melt Willemse, by whom, among other children,. 
she had a son, Wilhelm Remmelts, a school- 
master of Saxum in Gronigen. 
2. Hendrickyn Stevense van Voorhies, who married 
first, in Holland, Jan Kirstead, who died in 
1705 ; and married second, Albert Albertse Ter- 
hune, of Flatlands, L. L, and afterwards of 
Hackensack. 
(C.) 3. Coert Stevense van Voorhies, born in the year 
1637 ; married Marretje Garretse van Couwen- 
hoven. His will is dated Aug, 26, 1677. 
4, Lucas Stevense van Voorhies, of Flatlands, L. I., 
born in 1650 ; married first, Catherine Hansen 
van Noortstrand ; married second, Jan. 26, 16S9, 
Jannetje Meimes, and had children : 



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I. Eldert Lucasz, will dated 1714; proved in 
1722 ; married Styntje, dau, of Hannan 
and Egbertje Janse, and had children : 

a. Lucas Eldertse, bap. Dec. 25, 1677. 

b. Rachel Eldertse, m. Adam Smith. 

c. Hendrickje Eldertse, bap. Apr. 4, 

1680; died in infancy. 

d. Johannes Eldertse, bap. Dec. 26, 

1681 ; m. (supposed) Marretje Ber- 
"" ' gen, and died prior to 1714. 

e. Annetje Eldertse, bap. Eeb. 17, 

1684 ; m. Hans Bergen, of Jamaica, 

L. I. 
/. Egbertje Eldertse, m. Abram Covert. 
g. Hendrick Eldertse, bap. Mar. 4, 

1691 ; m. I'S Nov. iS, 17 10, Grectje 

Wyckoff; m. 2'', TO'^^je • ; 

■" will dated Feb. 6, 1759; proved 

Dec. 12, 1760. 

II. Jan. Lucasz, of Flatlands, bap. Feb. 19, 1675 ; 
married i'', Oct. 10, 1699, Anna Van Dyck- 
huysen, who d. Jan. 5, 1702 ; married 2^, 
May 5, 1704, Mayke R. Schenck, who d. 
Nov. 25, 1736; married 3'\ Jan. 25, 1737, 
Jannetje Remsen, who d. Aug. 24, I747- 

III. Stephen Lucasz, bap. Sept. 16, 1677. 

IV. Hans Lucasz, bap. Sept. 7. 1679; married 

(supposed), ^lay 17, 1715, Necltje Nevius. 
V. Jannetje Lucasz, b. Oct. i, 1681 ; d. Apr. 
17, 1758 ; married. May 25. 1704, IMartin 
R. Schenck. 



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VI. Willemctje Lucasz, bap. Nov. 19, 1683 ; 

died in infancy. 
VII. Anna Lucasz, bap. Apr. 25, 16S6 ; d. 
Sept. 30, 1774 ; married, June 5, 1709. 
William Kouwcnhoven, of Flatkmds. 
VIII. Catryntje Lucasz, married, May 3, 17 12, 
Roelof Nevius. 
IX. Elsje Lucasz. 
X. Reinsche Lucasz, married, May 22, 
1712, Johannes Noostrant. 
XL Willemetje Lucasz, bap. Nov. 15. 1694; 

m. Aug. 23, 17 1 5, ?v[artin Nevius. 
XII. Albert Lucasz, b. May 10, 169S ; d. 
Oct. 28, 1734; married i"", ^lay 10, 
1720, Arrejeantje Ditmarse, who d. 
April 14, 172 1 ; married 2"*, in 1722, 
Catryntje Cornell, b. Sept. 4, 1/03 ; 
d. Nov. 8, 1755. 

XIII. Roelof Lucasz, married, Apr. 26, 1714, 

Helena Stoothoff ; married 2^, 

Cortelyou. 

XIV. Minna or Minne Lucasz, married, Apr. 

25, 1717, Antje, dau. of Garret Pie 
terse Wyckoff. 

5. Jan Stcvense van Voorhies, of Flatlands, L. I., 

born in 1652 ; married i", Mar. 7, 1678, Cor- 
nelia Reniers Wizzel-pennick, who died Jan. 7, 
16S0; married 2\ Oct. 8, 16S0, Femmetje 
Aukes, dau. of Auke Janse van Nuyse. 

6, Albert Stevense van Voorhies, born in 1654 ; mar- 

ried, x\pr. 24, 168 1, Tillctje Reniers Wizzel-pen- 
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7. Altje Stevense van Voorhies, born in 1656 ; mar- 

ried Barrcnt Juriansz. 

8. Jannetje Stevense van Voorhies, born in 1658 ; 

married i", Jan Martense Schcnck ; married 2"^, 
Feb. 29, 1690, Alexander Sympson. 



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Members of the General Assembly, Jiolden at the City Hall, 
New Amsterdam, April lo, 1664.* 

CORNELIS STEENWYCK. 

Jacob Backer, New Amsterdam. 

Jeremias Van Renselar, President. 

DiRCK Van Schelluyne, Renselaerwyck. 

Jan Verbeeck. 

Gerrit Slechtenhorst, Fort Orange. 

Thomas Chambers. 

Gysbert Van Imbroch, Wiltwyck. 

Daniel Terneur. 

Johannis Verveelen, Haerlem. 

David de Marest. 

Pierre Billou, Staten Island. 

William Bredenbent. 

Albert Cornelissen Wantenaar, Breucklen. 

Jan Strycker. 

William Guilliamsen, Midwout. 

Elbert Elbertse Stoothof. 

Coert Stevensen Van Voorhees, Amersfoort. 



Elbert Elbertse and Coert Stevense represented 
New Amersfoort in the Provincial Assembly, March 19, 



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In October, 1667, Gov. Nichol granted a patent or town 
charter to the following patentees, confirming them in the 



* New Netlieriand Register, 1626 lo 1674, by E. B. 0'CalIaghan,p. 14^ 
\ Broadliead's History of New York. 



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possession of their lands at New Amersfoort (Flatlands, 
L. I.).* 

Ellert Elberts. Willem Garrits. 

GOVERT LOCKERMANS. TlIEO. lilLLEURANTS. 

RoELOF ^Martens. Stephen Coerten. 

Filter Claes. Coert Stephens. 



Convention Jioldcn at Nezv Orange, of Delegates from the 
DutcJi Toiuns, to confer zvitJi Gov. Colve, Mar eh 26, 1674.+ 
Burgomasters, New Orange. 
Jacob Strycker, Long Island. 
Jeronimus Rapalie, Breuckelen. 
RoELOF Martense Schenck. 
Coert Stevensen Van Vooriiees, Amersfoort. 
Jan Stryker. 
Auk Jansen, Midwout. 
joost kockuyt. 
Hendrick Mattysen Smack. 
Cryn Jansen, New Utrecht. 
Claes Barentse. 
Caspar Steynmits, Bergen. 
Francis Bloodgood, Fkishing and Heemstede. 

March 11, 1685, Gov. Dongan granted a patent or char- 
ter to the following patentees, confirming them in the pos- 
session of their lands at Flatlands, L. I. % 

Elbert Elberts. Wiliielm Garritsen. 

Roelof Martens. Coert Stephensen. 

Pieter Classen. Lucas Stephensen. 

John Teunisen. 

* Thompson's liiitory of Long Island, vol. ii., p. 1S3. 

f New Netherland Register, 1626 to 1674, E. B. O'Callaglian, p. 149. 

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Names from a List of those in Kings County zvho have taken 
the Oath of Allegianee in Sept., 1687.* 

In New Utrecht : Gerrit Courten Van Voorhuvs. 

Native. 
In Flatlands : CoURT Stevense Van Vooriiuys. 

IJ years (in the country). 

Albert Courten Van Voorhuijs. 
Native. 

LuYCAs Stevense. 27 years un the 
country). 

Jan Stevense. 27 years (in the coun- 
try). 



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Men. 


Women. 


Children. 


Slaves. 


I. 


I. 


3. 


2. 


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2. 


7. 


4. 


I. 


2. 


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CoERT Stevense : 
Lucas Stevense : 
Jan Stevense ; 



Names from a True List of Officers and Soldiers belonging 
to the Regiment of Militia in Kings County, 171 5. t 

KoRT Van Voierhuys. Albart Van Vourhies. 

Court Stevensin. Meanu Van Vourhies. 

Court Van Voorhies. Albart Van Vourhies. 

Oka Van Voorhies. Peter Van Voirhies. 

Roeluf Van Vourhies. Lucas Van Vourhies. 



* L^ocumentary History of New York, voL i., p. 429. 
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22 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

Names from Census of Flatlands, 1738.* 

Jan Stevensex. Jan Van Voorhees. 

Lucas Stevensen. Auken Van Voorhees. 

Cornelius Van Voorhees. Isaac Van Voorhees. 

Coert Van Voorhees. Roelof Van Voorhees. 



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FOURTH GENERATION 
Of the Lijie of Descc7it of Williain Roc Van VoorJiis. 



C. COERT Stevense Van Voorhies had the following 
children : 

1. Steven Coerte Van Voorhies, of Flatlands and 

Gravesend, L. I., married Eagje or Achai Jans, 
and died Feb. i6, 1723-4. 

2. Albert Coerte Van Voorhies, of Flatlands and 

New Utrecht, L. I., died in 1748; will proved 
Apr. 14, 1748 ; married T', Sarah Williamsen ; 

married 2^, IMargrietje ; married 3'', ]May 

15. I743» Willemptje Suydam, and also sup- 
posed to have married Ida Vanderbilt, and had 
children : 

I. Coert, d. May 31, 1757 ; married Annatie 

, who d. Jan. 30, 1760, and had 

children : 

a. Coert, d. 1762; married, in 1760, 

Sarah Van Brunt 

b. Albert Coerten, b. Aug. i, 1716; d. 

Sept. 26, 17S4; married V\ Nov. 
22, 1737, Katrina Doremus, b. 



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Aug. 28, 1716; d. Apr. I, 1775; 
married 2^*, Nelly Van Nostrand. 

c. Zacheus, b. ; d. 1770, 

d. Bernardus, b. Mar. i, 1725 ; d. Dec. 

10, 1769; married, in 1762, Fem- 
metje Lattcn, who d. Nov. 4, 
1768. 

£•. Jannetje, b. Sept. 7, 1728; d. Dec. 
18, 1781 ; married, Aug. 25, 1750, 
Wilhelmus Van Brunt. 

/. Annatie, d. 17S9; married John 
Rapalje. 

II. Elizabeth, bap. Dec. ID, 1695 ; married 
Rutgert Van Brunt, of New Utrecht. 

III. Mary, married John Van Nostrand. 

IV. Margaret, married 1", Petrus Stoothoff; 

married 2'', David Nevius. 
V. Altic, married Wilhelmus Stoothoff, and 

d. Feb. 25,. 1743. 
VI. Ann, married Uendrick Cortelyou, of 
New Jersey. 
VII. Ncekie, married Christopher Hoog- 
land. 

3. Garret Cocrte Van Voorhics, of Flatlands and New 

Utrecht, L. I., d. in 1703 ; will proved Sept. 23, 
1704 ; married V\ Mensie Jans ; married, 2'' Apr. 
26, 1685, Willemptje Pieters. 

4. Altje Coertc Van Voorhies, married Apr. 16, 

16S7, Joost Rutgerse V^an Brunt, of New Utrecht, 
L. 1. 

5. Neltje Cocrte Van Voorhies, b. June 30, 1676; 



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d. Aug. 4, 1750 ; married, in 1693, Garret R. 
Schenck, of New Jersey. 

6. Cornells Coerte Van Voorhies, of Flatlands, L. I., 

baptized Jan. 2^,, 1678 ; married Altje . 

7. Annatie Coerte Van Voorliies, baptized Dec. 6, 

16S0. 

(D.) 8. Johannes Coerte Van V^oorliees, b. Apr. 20, 16S3 ; 
bap. Apr. 22, 16S3 ; d. Oct. 10, 1757 ; will 
proved Feb. 5, 175S ; m. V\ Nov. 19, 1703, 
Barbara Van Dyck, b. Dec. 20, 168- ; d. Apr. 
18, 1743 ; m. 2^, May 2, 1744, Sarah Vlcit, b. 
Nov. 7, 1694 ; d. ; will proved Nov. 

16, 1773. 

He left Flatlands, L. I., after his first mar- 
riage, and settled first in East Nev/ Jersey, 

• V ] , and afterwards in the Rombout Precinct, 

■ ,,. now Fishkill, Duchess Co., N. Y., and had 

;. , I children : 

',^ii . ; ■ I. Jannetje, b. Sept. 15, 1704; d. Nov. 11, 

^, •; 1792; m. Mar. 12, 1725, Col. John 

p., ,. Brinckerhoff ; b. , 1702; d. Mar. 

,;«:!■. ■ 26, 1785. 

2. Coert, b. Apr. 5, 1706; d. Mar. 19, 

1785 ; m. June 16, 1727, Catherine 
Filkin, b. ; d. Jan, 22, 1777. 

3. Johannis, b. Aug. 6, 1708 ; d. ; 

will proved Apr. 5, 1750; m. Sept. 30, 
173 1, Gerritje, dau. of Elias Van Ben- 
schouten, of Poughkeepsie Precinct, 
Duchess Co. 

4. Zacharias, b. Dec. 10, 1710; d. Jan. 20, 

1784 ; unmarried. 



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5. Gerrit, b. Mar. 13, 1713. 

6. Maria, b. Sept. 16, 1716; d. ; m. 

June 12, 1739, Elias Dubois; b. ; 

will proved Oct. 16, 17S6. 

7. Hendrick, b. Mar. 20, 1719; d. Nov. 4, 

1745- 

8. Jacob, b. Oct. 14, 1723 ; d. Jan. 17. 17S0; 

will proved Apr. 5, 1784; m. i"', Oct. 
27, 1750, Catherine, dau. of Peter ^le- 
sier, of N. Y. City ; bap. April 21, 1723 ; 
d, ; m. 2^ Feb. 13, 1758, Trocy, 

or Froye Myer ; b. ; d. ; m. 

3^^, Aug. I, 1769, Sarah White (widow) ; 
b. , 1727 ; d. June , 1788. 

Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees purchased by deed, dated 
June 20, 1730, from Philip Verplanck, of the manor of 
Courtlandt, the following described premises: 

"All that certain lot of Land No. i, situate, lyings, and 
being in Duchess County, beginning on the Hudsons River 
at the northernmost bounds of the land belonging to ]Mrs. 
Brett or her assigns ; running from thence along said bounds 
northerly 66°, Easterly 575 chains ; thence north 20° West- 
erly 7 chains ; thence South 62° westerly 565 chains to 
Hudsons River aforesaid ; thence along said River to the 
place where it began. Containing two thousand seven hun- 
dred and ninety acres more or less." 

This deed is an indentured parchment, and has on its 
back the acknowledgment by Philip Verplanck of its exe- 
cution before Judge Jacobus Ter Bos, with a permission to 
record, and also a receipt signed by the said Philip Ver- 
planck for the consideration money, ^^670. 



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This Deed was never recorded, and is now in the posses- 
sion of Mr. William Henry Van Voorhis, of Fishkill on the 
Hudson, Duchess Co., one of the direct descendants of 
Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees. 

H. D. B. Bailey, in his History of Fishkill, says, page 
373: 

"The first settlers at Fishkill Landing, after Peche De- 
wall, were Roger Brett, the Duboises, the Pines, and the 
Van Voorhises. The Van Voorhises located on the Stony 
Kill road, one mile north of the village of Fishkill Landing. 
The old dwelling yet stands (1874), and is located a few 
rods north of the residence of Mr. William Henry Van 
Voorhis. Mr. John Van Voorhis, the father of William 
Henry, was one of the lineal descendants, and lived tliere 
for many years." 

In the fourth volume of the Documentary History of 
New York there is a list of the Freeholders of Duchess 
County, made August 28, 1740, certified to as correct by 
James Wilson, Sheriff of said County, in which list appear 
the names of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. 

CoERT Van Voorhees. 

JOHANNis Van Voorhees, Junior. 

Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees, or Johannes Coerten 
Van Voorhees, as written by himself, appears from the 
records of the Dutch Church at Fishkill Village to have 
been one of the organizers of the church, his signature be- 
ing affixed to almost all of the early church papers. 

The first recorded church paper, which is in the Dutch 
language and has never been wholly translated, appears to 



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be a certification by the consistories of the Poughkccpsie 
and Fishkill churches as to the organization of the Fishkill 
church, and an agreement to call a minister from Holland 
for the two churches, resulting in a call to the Rev. Corne- 
lius Van Schie, and is dated at Poughkeepsie, Sept. 30, 
1734. A fac-simile of the paper, with original signa- 
tures also, is contained in the earliest record book of the 
Poughkeepsie church. Appended to the document are the 
following signatures : 

Peter du Boys. Mynhardt van de Bo- 
Leonard as van Clees. gart. 

Abraham Brinkermoff. Hendrick Phylyrs. 

Abraham Cuys. Pieter van Kleeck. 

Johannes Van Kleeck. Hans de Lange. 

Abraham Brinkerhoff. Henry van der Burgh. 

Elias van Benschouten. Jacobus Swart\vout. 

Johannes Coerten van Hendrick Pells, 
voorhees. 

The second recorded church paper is an agreement (in 
the Dutch language) between the churches of Fishkill and 
Poughkeepsie, through their consistories, to send for a min- 
ister from Holland after the departure of the Rev. C. van 
Schie, appended to which are nine signatures, among which 
is that of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. 

A request (in the Dutch language) for a minister from 
Holland, addressed to the Rev. H. L. lieels, promising to 
raise the salary from y;8o to ^100, appended to which are 
seven signatures, among which is that of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. 



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ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 29 

A call (in the Dutch language) to the Rev. Johannis Cle- 
maar, appended to Avhich are eleven signatures, among 
which is that of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. 

Another call for a minister from Holland, appended to 
which are eleven signatures, among which is that of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. 

A letter of the trustees of the Fishkill and Poughkeepsie 
churches, dated 1745, accepting the Rev. Benjamin ?iley- 
nema, appended to which are twenty-three signatures, 
among which are those of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. 
Johannis Van Voorhees, Junior. 

A list of the members of the church, made September 2, 
1744, in which are the names of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. 
Johannis Van Voorhees, Junior. 
Gerritje Van Benschouten. 
Coert Van Voorhees. 

In the possession of Mr. William Henry Van Voorhis, of 
Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, is the following deed, which has 
never been recorded : 

Johannes Van Voorhees ] Deed dated November 14, 
To - 1733. 

Coert Van Voorhees. ) Conveys land at Fishkill. 



30 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAX VOORHIS. 

In the County Clerk's office of Duchess County is re- 
corded the following deed : 

Johannes Van VooRiiEES, \ 

of the Fishkills, Rombout / ^^"^^ ^^^^^^^ J^"- ^^> ^735; 
Precinct, \ recorded Liber 9, p. 92. 

\ Conveys land at Fishkill. 
John Brinkeriiofe. J 

The family Bible of Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees hav- 
ing passed at his death into the possession of his eldest son, 
Coert, and on the death of Coert, into the possession of his 
eldest son, Henry, is now the property of Mr. John Court- 
land Van Voorhis, of Maiden, Mass., a grandson of the 
said Henry, and contains entries of births and marriages by 
Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees, Coert Van Voorhees, 
Johannis Van Voorhees, Junior, and Elias Dubois, a son- 
in-law of Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees — the entries by 
Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees and Coert Van Voorhees 
being in the Dutch lancruacre. 



TJie folloivi)ig entries arc by joha)iJi€s Coerte Van Voorhees. 

Ick, Johannes Koerten, ben Geboren Den 20 April, in Het 

yaer 1683. 
Ick, Barbara Van Dick, ben Geboren Den 20 December, 

in Het yaer 168-. 
Wy Zien Getrout in Het yaer 1703, Den 19 November. 



Janetie Van Voor Hees is Geboren in Het yaer 1704, Den 

15 September. 
Kocrt Van \^oor Hees is Geboren in Het yaer 1706, Den 

5 April. 



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Johannis Van Voor Hecs is Geboren in Met yaer 1708, Den 

6 Augustus. 
Zacharias Van Voor Hees is Geboren in Het yaer 17 10, 

Den 10 Desember. 
Gerrit Van Voor Hees is Geboren in Het yaer 1713, Den 

13 Maert. 
Maria Van Voorhees is Geboren in het yaer 17 16, Den 16 

September. 
Hendrick Van Voorhees is Geboren in het yaer 17 19, Den 

20 Maert. 
Jacob Van Voorhees is Geboren in het yaer 1723, Den 14 

Actober. 

Myn Dochter Jannetie is Getrout Den 12 Maert, in het 

yaer 1725. 
Myn Zoon Koert Van Voorhees is Getrout Den 16 June, in 

het yaer 1727. 
Myn Zoon Johannis Van Voor Hees is Getrout Den 30 

September, in het yaer 173 1. 
Myn Dochter Maria is Getrout Den 12 June, in het yaer 

1739- 
Myn Zoon Jacob Van Voorhis is Getrout Den 27 October, 
in het yaer 1750. 

Barbara, myn buys vrow, is overladen Den 18 April, in 

het yaer Anno 1743, Out Synde 59 yaer 4 maanten. 
Johannes Van Voorhees is wederow, Getrout met Syntwede 

vrow, genaant Sara, Den 2 May, Anno 1744- 
Dese Sara Out Synde 49 yaer en 6 maanten. 
Dese Sara Vleit is geboren in het yaer Anno 1694, Den 7 

Dag van November. 
Anno 1745, Den vyerde Dag van November, is myn Zoon 

Hendrick vordrouken. 



32 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 



TRANSLATION. 

I, Johannes Koerten, was born the 20th of April, in the 

year 16S3. 
I, Barbara Van Dyck, was born the 20th of December, in 

the year 168- 
We were married in the year 1703, the 19th of November. 



Janetie Van Voor Hees was born in the year 1704, the 15th 

of September. 
Koert Van Voor Hees was born in the year 1706, the 5th 

of April. 
Johannis Van Voor Hees was born in the year 1708, the 

6th of August. 
Zacharias Van Voor Hees was born in the year 17 10, the 

lOth of December. 
Gerrit Van Voor Hees was born in the year 1713, the 13th 

of March. 
Maria Van Voorhees was born in the year 17 16, the i6th of 

September. 
Hendrick Van Voorhees was born in the year 1719, the 

20th of March. 
Jacob Van Voorhees was born in the year 1723, the 14th of 

October. 



My daughter Jannetie was married the 12th of March, in the 

year 1725. 
My son Koert Van Voorhees was married the i6th of June, 

in the year 1727. 
My son Johannis Van Voor Hees was married the 30th of 

September, in the year 1731. 






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My daughter Maria was married the 12th of June, in the 

year 1739. 
My son Jacob Van Voorhis was married the 27th of October, 

in the year 1750. 

Barbara, my wife, died the iSth of April, in the year 1743, 

aged 59 years, 4 months. 
Johannes Van Voorhces, widower, married with his second 

wife, named Sara, the 2d of Tvlay, in the year 1744. 
This Sara is aged 49 years and 6 months. 
This Sara Vleit was born in the year 1694, the 7 day of 

November. 
In the year 1745, the 4tli day of November, my son Hen- 

drick was drowned. 



TJic follozoing Entries arc by Cocrt Van Voorhces. 

Ick Kort Van Voorhees ben Getrout met Catryna Fylking 
Den 16 June, in het yaer 1727. 



Myn ture Dochter Cattrina ende Barbara Zyn Geboren Den 

25 November, in het yaer 1730. 
Myn Dochter Jannetje is Geboren Den 21 Maert, 1733. 
Myn Soon Henry is Geboren Den 21 Apryl, in het yaer 

1735- 

Myn Soon Johannis is Geboren Den 7 June, in het yaer 

1738. 
Myn Dochter Marya is Geboren Den 27 Apryl, in het yaer 

1740. 
Myn Soon Cornelis is Geboren Den 30 Apryl, in het yaer 

1742. 



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Myn Dochter Magdelena is Geborcn Den 13 Apryl, in hct 

yaer I744- 
Myn Dochter Sara is Geboren Den 12 May, in Iiet }-aer 

1746. 
Myn Soon Zachariah is Geboren Den 21 Maert, in liet 

yaer 174S. 



TRANSLATION. 



I, Kort \^an Voorhees, was married to Catryna Fylkinc^, the 
16 of June, in the year 1727. 



My twin daughters Cattrina and Barbara were born the 

25th of November, in the year 1730. 
My daughter Jannetje was born the 21st of March, 1733. 
My son Henry was born the 21st of April, in the year 1735. 
My son Johannis was born the 7tli of June, in the year 1738. 
My daughter Mary was born the 27th of April, in the year 

1740. 
My son Cornelis was born the 30th of April, in the year 

1742. 
My daughter Magdelena was born the 13th of April, in the 

year 1744. 
My daughter Sara was born the 12th of ]May, in the year 

1746. 
My son Zachariah was born the 21st of March, in the year 

1748. 

Cornelis Van Voorhees, son of Coert \'an Voorhees, died 
on the first day of April, 1769, on his passage from the 
West Indies, in the Lat. 32° n' , Long. 72'' 47', in the 
27th year of his age. 



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The following Entry is by Joh.annis Van Voorhecs Junior. 

Anno 1733, Den 10 Xovembcr, is myn Dochter ]kubara 
Geborcn. 

JoiiANNis Van Voor Hees, Junior. 



T/ic follozving Entry is by Elias Dubois. 

Anno 1747, Den 30 April, is myn Dochter Sara Dubois 
Geboren. 

Elesa Dubois. 



Henry Van Vooris died the iSth of September, in the year 
of our Lord 1801 ; G6 years of age the 21st of April. 



The will of Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees, of Rombout 
Precinct, Duchess County, N. Y., is recorded in the Surro- 
gate's office of the City and County of New York. 

Johannes Van Voorhees, \ Will dated Aug. 15th, 1755. 
of Rombout Precinct, -- Proved Feb. 5th, 1758. 

Duchess County, N. Y. j Recorded in Liber 21, p. 19. 

In the name of God, Amen; I, Johannes Van Vorhuis, 
of Rombout Precinct in Duchess County, in the Province 
of New York, Yeoman, being weak in body but of sound 
memory — blessed be God therefor — Do this fifteenth day of 
August, in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven 
hundred and fifty-five — make and publish this my last Will 
and Testament in manner following — that is to say — Lnpri- 
mis — I commend my soul to the liands of Almighty God 
and my body to the earth from whence it came, in hopes 



36 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

of a joyful resurrection at the last day — and as for that 
worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me — 
after payment of my just debts and funeral expenses by my 
Executors hereinafter named, I give, devise, and dispose 
thereof as followcth : I give and bequeath unto my well 
beloved son, Court Van Yoorhis, the sum of five pounds, 
to be raised and levied out of my personal estate, where- 
with I do exclude and bar him from any other or further 
claim as being my eldest son and heir-at-law. Item : I 
give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, Zacharias Van 
Voorhis, the choice of one of my negro men, and also my 
old negro man Tone, forever ; also one good waggon with 
its tackling, two horses, two cows, a plow and its tackling, 
and to his heirs and assigns forever. Item : I give and be- 
queath unto my son Jacob Van Voorhis, before any division 
is made, one good waggon with its tackling, two horses, 
two cows, a plow with its tackling, and to his heirs and as- 
signs forever. Item : I give and bequeath unto my dear 
and loving wife, Sarah Van Voorhis, the sum of seventy- 
five pounds current money of New York, to be raised and 
levied out of my personal estate, and to be paid unto her 
by my Executors hereinafter named within three months 
after my decease ; fifty pounds of said seventy-five pounds 
is in discharge of so much I covenanted to pay unto her. in 
and by a contract of marriage entered into between us, and 
the remaining twenty-five pounds is given her for the love 
and affection that I have for her. Item: It is my will, 
order, and desire that my negro woman shall live and serve 
my said son Zacharias as long as he shall remain unmarried, 
and in case of his marriage or death, or which shall first 
happen, she shall and hereby is to be deemed part of my 
personal estate, and disposed of as is the residue of my per- 
sonal estate hereinafter mentioned and disposed. Item : I 



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give, devise, and bequeath all my Real Estate whatsoever 
and wheresoever, in manner following, that is to say : one 
equal quarter part unto my aforesaid son Court/ and to his 
heirs and assigns forever ; one other equal quarter part 
unto the children of my late son Johannes Van Voorhis, 
deceased, and to their several and respective heirs and 
assigns forever ; one other equal quarter part to my afore- 
said son Zacharias Van Voorhis, and to his heirs and assigns 
forever; and the remaining equal quarter part thereof unto 
my well beloved son, Jacob Van Voorhis, and to his heirs 
and assigns forever. Item : all the rest, residue, and re- 
mainder of my personal estate I give, devise, and bequeath 
unto my three aforesaid sons, the children of my late son 
Johannes, and my two daughters, Jannetic and Maria — to 
each son, and to my daughters, and to the children to- 
gether, one equal and even sixth part, share, and propor- 
tion thereof, and that the division and sharing of the said 
rest, residue, and remainder of my personal estate shall be 
had and made within six months after my decease. Lastly, 
I do by these presents nominate, constitute, and appoint 
my said sons Zacharias and Jacob, and my sons-in-law, John 
Brinkerhoff and Elias Dubois, Executors of this my last 
Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former and other 
Wills and Testaments heretofore by me made, ratif\-ing and 
confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testa- 
ment, 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
the day and year first above written. 

Johannes Van Voorhes. 
Witnesses : 

Petrus Bogardus, Jr. 

John Campuell. 

Egbert Bogardus. 



38 ANX'ESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

Signature of Johannes Cocrten Van Voorhees, from the 
deed of 2,790 acres of land from Philip Vcrplanck, 1730 : 



Signatures of Joliannes Coertcn Van Voorhees, from the 
records of the Dutch Church, Fishkill Village. 



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and was buried in a plot of land on his own farm, which 
subsequently became the Van Voorhis family burying- 
ground, and although but few gravestones have been found 
upon it, it was probably used as such down to about the 
year 1790. The following gravestones were unearthed a 
few years since, and were preserved by the kindness of 
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residence they were found ; they have since been placed in 
the churchyard of the Dutch Church at F'ishkill Village. 

HERE LVES THE BODY OF 

I OH N VAN VOORHIS 

AGED 75 YEARS 
DECEASED OCT. lO^" 1757 

On the same stone is the inscription : 

HERE LYES THE BODY OF 

BARBARA VAN DYCK 

AGED 59 YEARS 
DECEASED APR. iS'" 1 743 



HERE LYES THE BODY OF 

JACOB VAN VOORHIS 

AVHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

THE 17™ DAY OF JANUARY I780 

AGED 56 YEARS 3 MONTHS 

AND 3 DAYS 



IN MEMORY OF 

ZACHARiuS VAN VOORHIS 

%VHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

JANUARY VE 20™ 1 784 

AGED 74 YEARS 



The above Jacob Van Voorhis and Zacharias Van Voor- 
his were two sons of Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees and 
Barbara Van Dyck. 



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In the office of the Surrogate of Duchess County is re- 
corded the will of 

Sarah Van Vooriiees, oi ^ ,,,.„ , , ^ 

1^ , ^ ^ -1 Will dated Oct. 4, I770. 

Duchess County, widow I ^ , ^^ ^ 

^T ^T -17 V Proved i\ov. 16, 1773. 

of Johannes Van Voor- i , , t -, ' ^^-^ 

J , Recorded Liber, i, p. 60. 

hees, deceased. j ' ^ 

Will recites : 

" I give to my son. John Hegeman, the sum of Ten pounds 
for his birthright. The remainder of my estate to all the 
children of my son, John Hegeman, by his first wife ; and 
the children of my son, Henry Hegeman, deceased ; and to 
the children of my son, Joseph Hegeman, deceased ; and 
to the children of Henry Lott, deceased ; and to the chil- 
dren of William, which he hath by his first wife, deceased." 

She orders all her household goods and wearing apparel 
to be- sold at auction within three months after her death, 
and the proceeds to be equally divided between all her 
grandchildren mentioned above. 
She leaves as her executors : 

Abraham Losey and 
Joseph Hegeman. 
Witnesses to the will : 

Jacob Everson. 
Harris Griffin. 
Joseph Hegeman. 

It would appear, from the fact that she describes herself 
as " Sarah Van Voorhees, widow of Johannes Van Voor- 
hees, deceased," that John Hegeman, Henry Hegeman, 
and Joseph Hegeman were adopted sons, although she may 
possibly have married a second time. 



ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 41 



FIFTH GENERATION 
Of the Line of Descent of Williain Roe Van Voorhis. 



D. I. Jannetje Van Voorhees, dau. of Johannes Coerte 
Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. Sept. 15, 
1704; d. Nov. II, 1792; m. Mar. 12, 1725, Col. 
John Brinkerhoft", b. 1702 ; d. Mar. 26, 17S5, and 
had children : 

I. Altje, bap. July2, 1732 ; d. ; m. , 

Dr. Theodorus Van Wyck. 
II. Barbaretie, bap. May 13, 1734; d. May 4, 
1752. 

III. Diena, bap. June 23, 1736; d. Aug. 24, 

I7S2. 

IV. Dirck, bap. May 15, 1739; d. Apr. 16, 

1764. 



In Rikers' "Annals of Newtown" we find the follow- 
ing: 

" John Brinkerhoff, styled Colonel, settled in the Rom- 
bout Precinct, now Fishkill, and married Jane, daughter of 
Johannes Van Voorhees, and died in 1785, aged 81." 



42 A^'CESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAX VOORHIS. 

The following extract is from " Historical Sketches," No. 
6i, by Benson J. Lossing, Poiighkeepsic Eagle y issue of 
Feb. 14, 1874 : 

" A letter written by Gen. Washington' to Gen. Lincoln, 
announcing the appointment by the Continental Congress 
of the latter gentleman to the command of troops for the 
defence of Charleston, is dated at Col. Brinkerhoff's, Oct. 3, 
1778. The house in which that letter was written is stand- 
ing a few rods from the line of the Duchess and Columbia 
Railway, about three miles northeast of Fishkill. It is an 
old-fashioned house, built of stone, with the date 173S on 
one of its gables, formed of brick imported from Holland. 
In that year it was built by John Brinkerhoff (the Colonel 
Brinkerhoff mentioned in Washington's letter), and is one 
of a group of buildings in and around Fishkill Village made 
notable by their connection with historic events. In the 
Brinkerhoff mansion Washington remained a few days at 
this time, dating his letters written there, after the one just 
mentioned, * Headquarters, Fishkill.' That village and its 
vicinity were conspicuous during the early years of the old 
war for Independence as a safe depository of military stores, 
a meeting-place for the Committee of Safety and the Legis- 
lature of New York, and a refuge for the Wliigs after the 
British took possession of the city of New York, in the 
autumn of 1776. There Samuel Loudon, a Whig printer 
of New York, halted in his flight and set up his press ; and 
there, in 1777, he printed the first book, as well as one of 
the most important ones, ever published in this State— that 
book was the Constitution of the State of New York. There 
a portion of the Continental army were encamped for a 
while, and at the headquarters at Brinkerhoff's might have 
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Whenever Washington was at Fishkill he made Colonel 
Brinkerhoffs his headquarters. He occupied the bedroom 
back of the parlor, which remains the same, excepting a door 
that opens into the hall, which has been cut through. The 
Colonel's wife appears to have been one of those kind- 
hearted, motherly women, who are never at ease unless 
every one around them is comfortable ; and there is a tradi- 
tion in the family that she al\va}-s went to Washington's 
room after he had retired and tucked the bedclothes around 
him to keep him warm. The Colonel was a religious man, 
and a devout member of the old Dutch Church at Fishkill 
Village. He was rigid in his observances of Christian duties. 
He said to Washington when he first came there, ' I am 
commander-in-chief in my own house, and wish everybody 
under my roof to attend family prayers.' Of course W^ash- 
ington yielded to his wishes." 



In the Records of Baptisms of the Dutch Church at Fish- 
kill Village are the following : 

Parents. Children. Sponsors. 

Jan Bri.nkerhoff Altje, Abraham Bkinkerhoff 

and bap. July 2', 1732. and 

Ja.nnetje Van Vookheks. FeiMMEtje van der Beek. 

Jan Brinkekhoff Barharetie, Johannis Van Voorhees 

and bap. May is'i", 1734. and 

Iannetje Van Voorhees. Barbara Van DiCK. 

Jan Brinkekhoff Diena, Jacobus Swartwout 

and bap. June 23'i, 1736. and 

Jannetje Van Voorhees. Tilletje Van Kleeck. 

Jan Brinkekhoff Dikck, Jacob Bkinkerhoff 

and bap. May 15''', 1739. and 

Jannetje Van Voorhees. Elizabeth Lent. 



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The will of John Brinkerhoft' is recorded in the Surro- 
gate's office of the City and County of New York. 

John Brinkermoff, of "j Will dated Dec. 29, 1784. 
Rombout Precinct, Duch- r Proved March 31, 17S5. 
ess County, N. Y. j Recorded in Liber 37, p. 476. 

In the name of God, Amen ! I, John Brinkerhoff, of 
Rombout Precinct, in Duchess County, and in the State of 
New York, this twenty-ninth day of December, in the year 
of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, 
being in good health and perfect memory— blessed be God 
therefor — do make and publish this, my last Will and Tes- 
tament, in manner and form following, that is to say : Im- 
primis, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God 
who gave it me, and my body to the earth from whence it 
came, in hopes of a joyful resurrection through the merits of 
my Saviour Jesus Christ ; and as for my worldly estate where- 
with it has pleased God to bless me, I dispose thereof as 
follows : First, I w^ill and direct that all my just debts and 
funeral charges be paid by my Executors to be hereinafter 
mentioned. Item : I give and bequeath unto my grandson, 
Adrian Brinkerhoff, the sum of Five pounds, current money 
of New York, to be paid him by my Executors within six 
months after the decease of my wife, Jannetje Brinkerhoff, 
which shall be in full bar of any claim or demand which he 
may or can have against my estate as heir-at-law. Item : I 
give, devise, and bequeath unto my said grandson, Adrian, 
that farm which the said Adrian now possesses, situate in 
Rombout Precinct, containing about two hundred and 
ninety-two acres ; also sixty acres adjoining to said farm, 
which I bought of Dr. Theodorus Van W)xk ; also thirty 
acres of upland, meadow and swamp, twenty acres thereof 
to be meadow and swamp and ten acres thereof to be 



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upland, the said upland, meadow and swamp to be taken 
off the east end of ray farm whereon I now hve, beginning 
with the meadow and swamp on the bank of the Fish Kill, 
on the line of Johannes Rosekrance's farm, from thence 
running down along the said Fish Kill till it meets with Dr. 
Van Wyck's swamp, thence westerly along his line so far as 
to make twenty acres and no more square off to the upland ; 
also beginning with the ten acres of upland at the northeast 
corner of my said farm, thence running westerly on the line 
of said farm two chains, thence southerly, slanting off to 
the said meadow and swamp so far west as to leave a pas- 
sage down to said meadow on the west side of a point of 
rocks. Also I give him one hundred and thirteen acres of 
woodland off the north end of a lot of land which my father- 
in-law, Johannes Van Voorhis, gave me, lying in Middle- 
bush. I also give him twenty five acres of Woodland in 
said iMiddlebush, joining on Guysbert Schenck's land, near 
his meadow, which my father, Dirck Brinkcrhoff, gave me. 
I also give him the one full half of a mountain farm, in 
quantity and quality, which I bought of Benjamin List. I 
also give him the one full half of all my lands in the Town- 
ship of Berlin, Furthermore it is my will and pleasure that 
my said grandson, Adrian Brinkcrhoft", shall enjoy and pos- 
sess the above said farm, with all the buildings thereon, 
together with the above described pieces and parcels of 
land, during his natural life ; and, furthermore, it is my will 
and pleasure that after the decease of my said grandson, 
Adrian, that the above described farm, together with the 
said pieces and parcels of land, shall be possessed by the 
widow of my said grandson, to maintain, feed, clothe, and 
educate all the children of my said grandson till they arrive 
at lawful age or marriage, and if the widow of my said 
grandson should die or marry again, then I give and be- 



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queatli unto all the children of my said grandson, Adrian 
Brinkerhoff, the above said farm, with the buildings thereon, 
together with the above-described pieces and parcels thereof, 
to them and to each of them, their heirs and assigns, forever, 
in quantity and quality share and share alike. Item : I give 
and bequeath unto my grandson, John Brinkerhoff Van 
Wyck, the farm which I now live on — the thirty acres of 
upland, meadow and swamp on the east end of my farm 
given to my grandson Adrian, and the one hundred acres of 
land, hereafter mentioned, on the west side of my farm, 
given to my grandson, Dirck Van \V}xk, only excepted — 
together with my duelling-house, barn and out-houses, &c. 
appertaining thereto. I also give him the one full half of a 
moimtain farm, in quantity and quality, which I bought of 
Benjamin List, to have and to hold the said farm and build- 
ings thereof, together with the said half of the said moun- 
tain farm, to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Pro- 
vided he shall pay unto my grandchildren born of the body 
of my daughter Altje, late wife of Dr. Theodorus Van 
Wyck, viz. : Elizabeth, Altje, Theodorus, Jannetje, William, 
and Abraham, the sum of fifty pounds, New York currency, 
to each of them and their heirs, twelve months after the 
decease of my loving wife Jannetje ; and in case my said 
grandson neglects or refuses to pay the said legacies to my 
said grandchildren or their heirs at the period aforesaid, 
then on such neglect or refusal I order my Executors to sell 
so much off my said farm as will pay off the several legacies 
given to my said grandchildren ; and in case either the said 
Elizabeth, Altje, Theodorus, Jannetje, William, and Abra- 
ham, or any one of them, should die before age or marriage, 
then 1 will, order, and direct my said grandson, John Brin- 
kerhoff Van Wyck, to pay their and each of their respective 
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to the survivor or survivors at the time aforesaid. I also 
give and bequeath unto my said grandson John the one full 
half of all my right, title, and interest in Frankfort store- 
house, lands and appurtenances thereunto belonging, to 
him and his heirs and assigns forever. I also give him the 
one full quarter part of all my lands in the Township of 
Berlin, to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Item : I 
give and bequeath unto my grandson, Dirck Van Wyck, 
one hundred acres of land on the west end of the farm 
whereon I now live, in two pieces, on the north and south 
sides of the road leading down from Hopewell, beginning, 
at the south lot, at the blacksmith's shop, thence southerly 
along the road leading from the new bridge to the Fish 
Kill, thence up the said Fish Kill till it meets with Dr. Van 
Wyck's land, thence along said Van Wyck's land northerly 
till it meets with the said road leading from Hopewell, 
thence westerly along the said road to the place of begin- 
ning, containing fifty acres more or less ; also beginning, 
with the north lot, at the corner of Col. Dirck Brinkerhofif's 
orchard on the said road, thence running northerly along 
said Brinkerhoft"'s line till it meets with Godfrey Hayne's 
land, thence easterly along said Hayne's line till it meets 
with Dr. Van Wyck's land, thence southerly along said Van 
Wyck's line till it meets with the said road, thence westerly 
along said road to the place of beginning, containing fifty 
acres more or less. Also I give him one hundred and si.xty 
acres of land lying in Middlebush, being in two pieces — one 
of the pieces containing twenty-five acres was given me by 
my Father, Mr. Dirck Brinkerhofi', lying southerly from the 
twenty-five acres given to my grandson Adrian, and the 
other piece of land, containing one hundred and thirty- 
seven acres, was given me by my father-in-law, Mr. Johan- 
nes Van Voorhis, lying southerly of the one hundred and 



48 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORIIIS. 

thirteen acres given to my grandson Adrian — it being the 
farm tliat WiUiam Vantine at present possesses. I also give 
him the one full half of all my right, title, and interest in 
P'rankfort storehouse, lands and appurtenances thereunto 
belonging. I also give him one full quarter part of all my 
land in the Township of Berlin ; the above said pieces 
and parcels of land, togather with the houses and outhouses, 
I give to my grandson Dirck Van Wyck, to him and his 
heirs and assigns forever, provided he lives to the age of 
twenty-one years. Or marriage ; and if he should die before 
age or marriage, then I give and bequeath the said pieces or 
parcels of land, together with the houses and outhouses 
thereon, to my grandchildren hereafter mentioned, born of 
the body of my daughter Altjc, dec'', viz.: Elizabeth, Altje, 
John Brinkerhoff, Theodorus, Jannetje, William, and Abra- 
ham, to be divided equally in quantity and quality to them 
and to each of them, their heirs and assigns, forev^er. But 
in case any one of my above mentioned grandchildren should 
die before age or marriage, then he, she, or they so dying 
before age or marriage as aforesaid, that the survivor or 
survivors of my said grandchildren shall inherit the said 
estate, share and share alike, to them, their heirs and assio-ns 
forever — and I do hereby authorize and direct my Execu- 
tors immediately after my decease to sell all my real estate 
which lies in Phillips Precinct, and also a lot of land which 
I bought of Thomas Woodward, lying on the mountains in 
Rombout Precinct, and also my share in the mines at Kent, 
Connecticut, and the moneys arising from the sale thereof I 
dispose of in manner following : that is to say, the one full 
half thei-eof I give and bequeath unto all the children now 
born, or may be born, of my said grandson Adrian, to be 
put out at interest for the said children by my Executors 
till each of them arrive at full age or marriage, and the re- 



ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORIIIS. 49 

maining full half of the moneys arising from the sale of said 
lands I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren, viz.: 
Elizabeth, Altjc, Theodorus, Jannetje, W^illiam, and Abra- 
ham ; but in case any of my said grandchildren should die 
before age or marriage, that then the survivor or* survivors 
of him, her, or them so deceased shall enjoy the full half of all 
the moneys arising from the sale of the said lands, to them 
and their heirs, share and share alike. Item : I give unto 
my well beloved wife, Jannetje Brinkerhoff, the sole and 
entire management of all my estate, both real and personal 
whatever (exxepting the land in Phillips Precinct, and the 
lot of land which I bought of Thomas Woodward, and my 
share in the mines of Kent) for and during her natural life ; 
and after the decease of my said wife I order and direct my 
Executors, or the survivor or survivors of them, to sell the 
rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, of what nature or 
kind soever, at Public Vendue, and the moneys arising from 
the sale thereof I dispose of in the following manner, viz. : 
Item : I give and bequeath to the Polders and their succes- 
sors (in trust) for the Reformed Dutch Church at Fishkill 
Town, the sum of One hundred pounds New York currenc}, 
and the interest money arising therefrom annually to be 
disposed of by the said Elders and their successors for the 
benefit of the said Church, and that no part of the principal 
thereof to be taken for any use whatsoever. Item : I give 
and bequeath unto my granddaughter Jannetje the sum of 
Fifty pounds New York currency when she shall attain the 
age of twenty-one years, or at her marriage ; and in case 
she should die before age or marriage then I give the said 
Fifty pounds unto my grandchildren, Elizabeth, Altje, 
Theodorus, William, and Abraham, to be divided equally 
between them or their heirs. Item : I give and bequeath 
unto all the children who are born and who may be born of 
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50 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

my grandson Adrian Brinkerhoff, the remaining one full 
half of my estate (which is not already given), to be equally 
divided among them, and in case one or more of the chil- 
dren of my said grandson Adrian should die before lawful 
age or mafriage, that then the survivor or survivors of him, 
her, or them so deceased shall inherit the said one full half of 
the said estate, share and share alike ; and it is also my will 
and pleasure that when the estate which I have given unto 
my grandson Adrian shall come to the children who are 
born and may be born of my said grandson Adrian, the 
same shall be divided to them in the same manner that I 
have given them the last half of my estate. Item : I give 
and bequeath the remaining one full half of my estate (which 
is not already given) to all my grandchildren born of the 
body of my daughter Altje, deceased, viz.: Elizabeth, Altje, 
John Urinkerhoff, Theodorus, Jannetjc, William, Dirck, and 
Abraham, share and share alike, of the moneys arising from 
the last part of my estate ; and in case any of my said grand- 
children should die before age or marriage, that the survivor 
or survivors of him, her, or them so deceased, the said full 
half of the said estate, share and share alike ; and also it is 
my will and pleasure that my son-in-law. Dr. Theodorus 
Van Wyck, who is hereinafter named, in this my last Will 
and Testament, as one of my Executors, shall have the sole 
management and care of all the moneys, lands, and tene- 
ments which I have given each of my grandchildren born of 
the body of my loving daughter Altje, deceased, till they 
arrive at lawful age or marriage, which moneys 1 order to 
be put out at interest, and the lands I order to be rented to 
careful and industrious tenants. And, furthermore, it is my 
will and pleasure that in case my old and faithful servant Cullo- 
man should survive my loving wife Jannctje, that then I will 
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during life, and the expense of feeding and clothing him shall 
be paid by my Executors — the one half thereof out of the 
estate, the other half thereof to be taken out of the estate of 
all the children of my daughter Altje, deceased, share and 
share alike. And I do make, constitute, and ordain my 
beloved wife Jannetje, Executrix ; my son-in-law. Dr. Theo- 
dorus Van Wyck, and my good friends, Jacobus Swartwout 
and Jacob Griffin, Esquire, Executors of this my last Will 
and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me 
made. 

In witness whereof, I, the said John Brinkerhoff, have to 
the first sheet of this, my last Will and Testament (contain- 
ing two sheets of paper), set my hand, and to the last sheet 
thereof my hand and seal, the day and year first above 
written. 



John Brinckerhoff. 



Witnesses : 

Abr^' . Brinckerhoff. 
Albert Adriance. 
Daniel Ledew. 



Signature of John Brinkerhoff— from the Records of the 
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Col. John Brinckcrhoft" and his wife are both buried in 
the churchyard of the Dutch Church in Fishkill Village, 
and their tombstones bear the following inscriptions : 



IN MEMORY OF 

COL JOHN BRINCKERHOFF 

WHO DEP""" THIS LIFE THE 26"^" DAY OF MARCH 17S5 
IN THE 83^"" YEAR OF HIS AGE 

Ye pious view this humble shrine 
Here lies a friend of God, and thine 
In age advanced as you may sec 
Near to the years of Eighty three 
In life his closet was his fare 
His house was known an house of prayer 
'1 At Jesus feet in humble strains 

He rested and the promise claimed 
In private life and in publick life 
A friend to peace, a foe to strife 



IN MEMORY OF 

JANETIE BRINCKERHOFF 

WIFE OF COL JOHN KRINCKERHOFF 

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

NOV. II"^" 179- 

AL. 88 YEARS. 



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D. 2. COERT Van Voorhees, son of Johannes Coerte Van 
Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. Apr. 5, 1706 ; 
i d. Mar. 19, 17S5 ; m. June 16, 1727, Catherine 

Filkin, who d. Jan. 22, 1777, and had children : 

I.Catherine, b. Nov. 25, 1730; d. 1797; m. Dr. 
Hendrick Van Beuren, of Flatbush, L. I. ; b. 
Nov. 12, 1725, and had children : 

a. Dr. John H. Van Beuren. 
h. Henry Van Beuren. 

c. Beekman Van Beuren. 

d. Peter Van Beuren. 

e. Maria Van Beuren, m. Fredk. Cleveland. 
/. Catherine Van Beuren, m. Thos. Langdon. 
g. Courtland Van Buren, m. Ann Wessels. 

II. Barbara (twin sister of Catherine), b. Nov. 25, 
1730 ; m. Richard Van Wyck, and had children : 

a. Theodorus, b. Nov. 19, 1762. 

b. Henne, or Hannah, b. 

III. Jannetje, b. Mar. 21, 1733; d. Nov. 4, 1818; m. 
, Joseph Horton ; b. ; d. , and 

had children : 

a. Joseph, b. ; d. 

b. Coert, b. ; d. ; m. i", Hannah Van 

Wyck ; m. 2^, Mrs. Rapalje. 

c. Martha, b. ; d. ; m. Dorland. 

d. Catherine, b. ; d. ; m. , Enoch 

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54 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

Joseph Ilorton was Captain of the Third Company of 
MiHtia of Rombout Precinct in the year 1775, according to 
the following list of Company Officers, contained in Smith's 
History of Duchess County — Appendix. 

Company No. i. 
Zebulon Southard, Capt. 
Evert Winkup, ist Lieut. 
Robert Brett, 2d Lieut. 
Isaac Van Wyck, Ensign. 

Company No. 2. 
Jacob Griffin, Capt. 
John G. Brinkerhoff, ist Lieut. 
Abram Schenck, 2d Lieut. 
j\ Christeyan DuBois, Ensign. 

Cojnpajiy No. 3. 
Joseph Horton, Capt. 
John Wiltsey, ist Lieut p, 

John L. Losie, 2d Lieut. 
Jacob Buys, Ensign. 

Company No. 4. 
Isaac Hegeman, Capt. 
Jacobus De Groff, ist Lieut. 
Gideon Van Valen, 2d Lieut. 
Robert Todd, Ensign. 

Company N'o. 5, 
Milton Fowler, Capt. 
Mathew Van Bunscoten, ist Lieut. 
Daniel Outwater, 2d Lieut. 
Peter Van Bunschoten, Ensicrn. 



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Company No. 6. , . ' 

Stephen Brinkerhoff, Capt. 



1st Lieut. 



George Brinkerhoff, 2d Lieut. 
Stephen Osborne, Ensign. 

Company No. 7. 

Andrew Hill, Capt. 
Cornelius Brinkerhoff, ist Lieut. 
Francis ]\L\y, 2d Lieut. 
Abm. La Doux, Ensign. 



IV. Henry, b. Apr. 21, 1735 ; d. Sept. 18, 1801 ; m. 
Jan. 9, 1766, Hannah Flageler, b. Oct. 12, 1747 ; 
d. Sept. 25, 1833, and had children : 

a, Hester, bap. Feb. 15, 1767 ; d. ; m. 

John Phillips, and had children : 

1. Hannah, born July i, 1785. 

2. Abraham, b. P'^eb. 7, 1787. 

3. Isaac, b. Feb. 7, 1787. 

4. Caty, b. July 26, 1789. 

5. Jacob, b. Sept. 23, 1791. 

6. Henry, b. Feb. 2, 1794. 

7. Cornelius, b. Dec. 6, 1796. 

8. Jane, b. Sept. 26, 1799. 

9. Susan Eliza, b. Mar. 4, 1802. 

10. Maria, b. July 24, 1806. 

11. William Edward, b. Sept. 19, 1807. 



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b. Cornelius, b. May .13, 1770; d. Sept. 20, 1838; 
m. Catherine Thorn, b. , 1770; d. 

June 2, 1814, and had children : 

1. James Cooper, b. Nov. i, 1793; d. 

2. Hannah, b. Dec. 30, 1795 ; d. ; m. , 

Gierston Townsend. 

3. Mary, b. May 17, 1798; d. ; m. Nov. 5, 

181 8, Duncan Robinson. 

4. Henry, b. Nov. 3, 1800 ; d. Apr. 28, 1845 ; ni- 

, Amanda Lampson. 

5. Eliza Ann, b. June 25, 1803 ; d. ; m. 

, William R. Addington. 

6. Daniel Thorn, b. Apr. 6, 1806. 

7. John, b. Nov. 13, 1808. 

8. Samuel Verplanck, b. Aug-, 6, 1811. ' 

c. Coert, b. Apr. 27, 1773; d. 

d. Jannetje, b. Apr. 13, 1774; d. 

e. Catherine, b. Sept. 27, 1777; d. May 13, 1854; 

m. Nov. II, 1809, Zebulon Southard, b. May 
II, 1777 ; d. Oct. 20, 1854, and had children : 

1. John Henr}', b. Jan. 10, 1812. 

2. Jane, b. July 10, 1813. 

3. Edward, b. May 3, 181 5. 

4. Sylvester, b. June 29, 1817 ; m. June 7, 1876, 

Sarah F. Storms. 

5. Adeline, b. Mar. 14, 1822; d. May 29, 1832. 

/. Henry, b. Apr. 17, 1780; d. Mar. 2, 1843; "i- 
i^ Dec. 8, 1805, Betsy Mead, b. ; d. 

Sept. II, 1807; m. 2'', Dec. 31, 1809, Eliza- 



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beth Eclmands, b. Dec. 10, 17S4 ; d. Nov 15, 
1821 ; m. 3^', Oct. 5, 1830, Lydia Starr, b. 
; d. Apr. 10, 1839, ^i"ti had children : 

1. Henry W'iltse, b. June 13, 1815 ; m. July 17, 

1839, Catherine Van Voorhis, b. ; d. 

Mar. 10, 1S77. 

2. Edward Turner, b. June 2, 1S17 ; d. June 4, 

1817. 

3. John Courtland, b. Nov. 15, 1821. 

g. Jane, b. Feb. 25, 1782; will dated July 20, 1S41; 
d. Aug. 30, 1841. 

h. John, b. Apr. 8, 1784; d. June ri, 1863; m. 
Feb. 19, 1812, Cornelia Montross, b. Nov. 24, 
1787 ; d. Sept. 21, 1867, and had children : 

1. William Henry, b. Dec. 27, 1812 ; m. Sept. 26, 

1849, Ann Elizabeth Lester. 

2. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 20, 181 5 ; m. Oct. 10, 1833, 

John Van Amburgh. 

3. Adelia, b. June 22, 1S17 ; m. Sept. 7, 1842, 

Henry Dubois. 

4. Charles, b. Feb. 26, 1S19; m. Sept. 15, 1845, 

Jane Purdy. 

5. Cornelia Sarah, b. Jan. 18, 1826; d. Feb. 3, 

1872 ; m. June 3, 18^7, Mathew Budd. 

i. Sarah, born Mar. 10, 17S6 ; d. ; m. Mar. 31, 

1808, James Wiltse, b. ; d. , and 

had children : 

1. Ethelinde, b. July 3, 18 11. 

2, Emily, b. June 13, 1813. 



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j. Abraliam, b. Nov. 5, 17S8 ; d. ; m. Mar. 

31, 180S, Fanny Kale. 
k. Simon, b. Aug, 13, 1791. 
/. Maria, b. Jan. 21, 1793; d. May 21, 1870; 

m. , Isaac Ackerman. 



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those who signed the MiHtia Association, on August 15, 
1775, at the house of Jacob Griflin, in which hst appear the 
names of 

Henry Van Voorhis. Jerome Van Voorhis. 

Abraham Van Voorhis. Zachariah Van Voorhis, Jr. 

J. Van Voorhis, Jr. Daniel Van Voorhis. 

Jacob Van Voorhis. Z. Van Voorhis. 

Stephen Van Voorhis. J. Van Voorhis, Jr. 



V. Johannis, b. June 7, 1738; d. , 1804; m. 

(marriage license dated Apr. 15, 1762), Johanna, 
dan. of Johannes Rowe, of the Nine Partners 
Precinct, Duchess Co.; b. ; d. , 1S09, 

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a. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1766 ; d. ; m, Oct. 12, 

1783, Reuben Cannlff, b. Mar. 3, 1763 ; d 
and had children : 

1. Hannah, b. Sept. 16, 1784. 

2. Allettie, b. Nov. 11, 1786. 

3. John, b. ]\Iar. 15, 1789. 

4. Jonah, b. Mar. 2, 1791. 

5. Catherine, b. May 11, 1793. 

6. Henry, b. Mar. 15, 1796. 

7. James, b. Jan. 19, 1799. 

S.Sarah E., b. Dec. 6, 1804; d. ; m. 

• Oct. 28, 1822, Hiram Clock, b. Oct. 16, 

1794; tl. Sept. 10, 1877, and had children : 

Sarah C, b. Sept. 29, 1833; m. Feb. 23, 

1875, Miles L. Clinton. 
Lyman, b. Dec. i, 1835; m. June 20, i860, 

Jane Tannahill. 
Henry L., b. Apr. 8, 1838 ; m. Oct. 10, 1858, 

S. Matilda Barker. 
Martin, b. Nov. 22, 1841 ; d. Jan. 20, 1842. 

9. Caroline, b. Oct. 15, 1809. 

b. Catherine, b. Sept. 16, 1768; d. Aug. 6, 1850; 
m. Oct. 27, 1785, James Marshall, Jr., and 
had children : 

I. Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1787 ; d. Mar. 8, 1838 ; 
m. Jan. 30, 1806, William Welling, and had 
children : 

James M., b. Jan. 19, 1807; d. ; m. 

1829, Susan Vail. 



6o ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORIIIS. 

Caroline, b. Aug. lo, 1813; d. May 21, 1844; 
m. , William C. Smith. 

2. Sarah, b. May li, 1789 ; d. Jan. 20, 1877 ; m. 

Sept. 23, 1809, William Allen, Jr., and had 
children : 

James M., b. July 5, 1810; d. Jan. 11, 1875; 

m. Sept. 27, 1853, Mary A. Clapp. 
William Henry, b. Feb. 22, 1814; d. Nov. 

12, 1846; m. Oct. 15, 1846, Martha L. 

Doty. 
Julia Marva, b. June 2, 1816; d. June 4, 

1848 ; m. July 14, 1836, John B. Lockwood. 
Catherine Elizabeth, b. Apr. i, 1S18; m. Nov. 

4, 1840, Hicks Clapp, 

3. John v., b. Aug. 26, 1791 ; d. Mar. 29, 1865 ; 

m. , Sally Jones, and had children : 

DewittC.b. Mar. 25, 1824; d. July 7, 1879; 

m. Sept. 5, 1850, Harriet Morris. 
John Henry, b. Mar. 15, 1826; d. Dec. 20, 

1873 ; m. Feb. 5, 1852, Mary A. Myres. 
Daniel J., b. June 16, 1828 ; m. Jan. 15, 1855, 

Hettie Fish. 

4. Henry Smith, b. May 5, 1793; d. Dec. 31, 

1873 ; m. Dec. 5, 1816, Sarah Allen, and 
had children: 

Catherine Esther, b. Sept. 17, 1817. 
James A., b. Apr. 26, 1819; m. Sept. 17, 
1843, Cordelia Conover. 






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Eliza, b. May 30, 1822. 

Isaac, b. July 16, 1S24; d. Nov. 10, 1846. 

5. Stephen, b. Sept. 28, 1795 ; d. Dec. 6, 1869 ; 

m. March 22, 1820, ISIargaret Sherwood, 
and had children : 

Catherine Mary, b. Feb. 12, 1821 ; m. June 

3, 1840, John M. Stevens. 
Elizabeth K., b. Oct. 21, 1822; m. Oct. 4, 

1854, Wilham C. Howe. 
Margaret Emily, b. Jan. 15, 1825; m. Oct. 

16, 1855, John Reynolds. 
Cornelia A., b. Aug. 13, 1828; d. Mar. 9, 

i860; m. Jan. 28, 1852, John B. Jenkins. 
Stephen S., b. Aug. 5, 1837; m- Sept. 24, 

1862, Hannah J. Anderson. 

6. Hannah, b. Nov. 15, 1797 ; d. Jan. 31, 1842 ; 

m. June 26, 1817, William Lines, and had 
children : 

Catherine M., b. Aug. 20, 1818 ; d. Oct. 25, 

1842 ; m. Jan. 23, 1840, Jackson Goodale. 
Cordelia E., b. Sept. 10, 1820; d. Aug. 4, 

1881 ; m. Sept. 23, 1841, James H. Jenks. 
Julia A., b. Aug. 7, 1822 ; d. Oct. 7, 1826. 
Stephen M., b. July 8, 1824. 
George H., b. Oct. 14, 1827. 
Helen M., b. June i, 1830. 
Martha A., b. July 16, 1832 ; m. Jan. i, 1856, 

Ancel Chamberlain. 
Margaret E., b. Dec. 20, 1834; d. Jan. 12, 

1876; m. Jan. i, 1856, George Roraback. 



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62 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

Henrietta H., b. Aug. i, 1841 ; m. May 10, 
1866, Joseph Cox. 

7. George W., b. Mar. 9, 1800; d. Jan. 22, 

1852; m. Dec. II, 1 82 1, Catherine Pells, 
and had children : 

Cornelia, b. Nov. 14, 1822 ; d. Feb. 14, 1825. 
Gertrude E., b. Oct. 9, 1824; d. Sept. 11, 

1825. 
George W., b. Dec. 22, 1828 ; d, July 26, 1831. 
John, b. Mar. 6, 1830; d. 
James, b. Feb. 14, 1831 ; d. Mar. i, 1832. 
Charles, b. Mar. 4, 1832; d. Mar. 19, 1832. 
John P., b. Mar. 4, 1833. 
Cornelia, b. Apr. 14, 1838 ; d. Nov. 26, 1864. 
Catherine, b. Dec. 8, 1839 ; d. July 22, 1845. 
Ann P., b. Dec. 19, 1842 ; d. Jan. 23, 1843. 

8. Catherine, b. Aug. 16, 1802; m. Dec. 4, 

1824, George Ham, and had children : 

Hannah E., b. Jan. 18, 1826; m. Oct. 18, 

1848, Stephen T. Angell. 
Stephen M., b. Mar. 26, 1835; m. Nov. 14, 

i860, Sarah A. Sleight. 

9. Elsie v., b. Apr. 19, 1806; d. Feb. 8, 1872 ; 

m. Aug. , 1824, Alanson Thorne, and 

had children : 

Catherine M., b. Apr. 2, 1826 ; d. Jan. 5, 1845. 
John A., b. Dec. 16, 1827 ; d. Dec. 25, 1852 ; 
m. Feb. 9, 185 1, Sarah V. Barringer. 



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ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 6^ 

George W,, b. Dec. 31, 1829; m. 

Georgiana Fweecly. 
Bariah, b. Apr. i, 1S32 ; d. Dec. 2, 1852, 
James M., b. Nov. 26, 1837; m. Dec. 26, 

1866, Mary Canfield. 
Stephen H., b. Sept. 2, 1847; m. Oct. 8, 

1868, Phoebe D. Thomas. 

10. Julia, b. Nov. 7, 1809; m. , Isaac New- 

comb, and had children. 

Margaret B., b. ; m. , 1856, Daniel 

Lewis. 

c. Coert, b. Dec. 22, 1770; d. Oct. 12, 1849; m. 
Jan. 1, 1794, Margaret Nelson, b. Jan. 13, 
1776; d. Feb. , 1S53, and had children : 

1. Meribah, b. Nov. 24, 1794; d. May 29, 1809. 

2. John, b. July 18, 1796; d. Mar. 26, 1867; 

m. Oct. 31, 1824, Elvira Leach, b. ; 

d. Sept. 21, 1878, and had children : 

Cynthia, b. Aug. 28, 1825 ; d. Aug. i, 1852 ; 
m. , Isaac M. Calkins. 

John, b. Oct. 22, 1826; m. Jan. 21, 1858, 
Frances Aristine Galusha; was elected to 
the Forty-sixth Congress of the United 
States as Representative of the Thirtieth 
Congressional District of the State of New 
York in 1878, and re-elected in 18S0. 

Quincy, b. Mar. 12, 1828; m. r', Jan. 
1865, Abbey P. Thomas, b. ; d. Jan. 



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i8, 1870; m. 2^ April 30, 1877, Amelia 

Anderson. 
Byron, b. Oct. 19, 1829; d. May 12, 1852. 
Ellen, b. Sept. 8, 1831 ; m. , Simeon 

J. Wells. 
Harriet, b. Mar. 21, 1S33 ; m. , Rev. 

George W. Coe. 
Emma, b. May 31, 1835 ; m. , Charles 

Wager, 
Elvira, b. Dec. 27, 1838; m. , Edward 

Munson. 
Sarah Maria, b. Jan. 23, 1841 ; m. , 

George A. Gould. 
Albert, b. Feb. 13, 1845; d. Sept. 14, 1848. 

3. James, b. Apr. 21, 1800 ; d. Sept. 16, 1866; 
m. , 1826, Jane Magee. b. May 28, 1806, 

and had children : 

Caroline, b. Feb. 2, 1827 : d. June 10, 1865 ; 

m. Jan. , 1843, Robert Humphrey. 

Leroy, b. Oct. 23, 1829; m. Jan. i, 1856, 

Harriet E. Spafiford. 
Abram, b. Sept. 21, 1831 ; m. , 1859, 

Mary Helen May. 
Edclmer, b. Mar. 9, 1834 ; m. Dec. 31, 1874, 

Josephine Burnet. 
Adoniram, b. Aug. ir, 1836; d. June 18, 

1863, unmarried. 
Lansing, b. Jan. 3, 1839; m. Mar. , 1861, 

Electa Jane Brown. 
Meribah, b. Feb. 3, 1843; m- Oct. 3, 1862, 

James Daily. 



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Cora L., b. July 21, 1846; m. Mar. 30, 1875, 
-- William Bradshaw. 

Adelaide, b. Mar. 18, 1849; m. Apr. 21, 
1867, Schuyler Bassler. 

4. Johanna, b. Jan. i, 1803; d. Dec. 5, 1866; 

m. June 3, 1821, Andreas Houck, b. , 

1799 ; d. Dec. 23, 1848, and had children : 

Nelson, b. Aug. , 1822; m. , Eliza 

Snyder. 
Julia, b, ,1824; m. , John Johnson. 

Emily, b. , 1826 ; m. , Gideon Burt. 

Huldah Jane, b. Oct. II, 1831 ; d. ,1868; 

m. , Adam Phillips. 

Margaret, b. Jan. 4, 1836; m. , John 

Parker. 
Jeannette, b. Dec. , 1838; m. , Ira 

Wright. 
Meribah, b. Sept. , 1842 ; m. , 

James Doyle. 

5. Henry, b. Aug. 15, 1805 ; m. Dec. 24, 1833, 

Margaret Daily, b. Mar. 31, 1808; d. Sept. 
9, 1876, and had children : 

Menzo, b. Sept. 20, 1834. 

Milton, b. Dec. 19, 1835; m. June 6, 1861, 

Angie E. Beeman. 
Herman, b. Mar. 14, 1837; m, Feb. 15, 1S65, 

Catherine E. Holmes. 
Mary E., b. June 3, 1839; m- Nov. 25, 1S68 

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Lyman, b. Oct. 17, 1841 ; m. Dec. 2, 1869, 

Elizabeth Fields. 
Stephen, b. Jan. 16, 1846; m. Oct. 18, 1876, 

Carrie I. Porter. 
Alice, b. Apr. 17, 1850; d. Apr. 22, 1878; 

m. Mar. 22, 1877, Horace F. C. Tillotson. 

6. Francis, b. Jan. 9, 1808 ; d, Jan. 13, 1809. 

7. Sarah Ann, b. Aug. 7, 1810; m. Dec. 28, 

1834, Preston Hoyt, b. Oct. 20, 1S09; and 
had children : 

Welthea, b. Nov. 15, 1835 ; m. May i, 1878, 

Charles W. Durling. 
Samuel, b. July 11, 1837; d. Sept. 5, 1864, 

unmarried. 
Edwin D., b. June 28, 1846; m. May 17, 

1866, Addie E. Badger. 

S.Catherine, b. Nov. 15, 1813; d. June 19, 
1875 ; m. Apr. 4, 1833, Libbeus Howe, b. 
Feb. II, 1808, and had children: 

Francis Nelson, b. Aug. 26, 1835 ; m. Dec. 

25, 1861, Diana Lamb. 
Phoebe Helen, b. Nov. 10, 1837; m. Mar. 

18, 1861, William Daily. 
Catherine Maria, b. Feb. 13, 1839; m. July 

4, i860, George Crippen. 
Hannah, b. Mar. 5, 1841. 
Loretta, b. Feb. 15, 1843; "i- ^^ec. 31, 1867, 

Joseph Mercer, 



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Ellen, b. Mar. 31, 1848; m. Oct. 31, 1868, 

Dempster Folmsbee. 
Sarah Ann, b. Aug. 27, 1850; m. July i, 

1872, John A. Caswell. 
Emogene, b. Apr. 27, 1853. 
Charles, b. June 16, 1855 ; m. Feb. 21, 1876, 

Ann Dawley. 

9. Samuel, b. June 26, 1S16; m. Oct. 13, 1842, 
Harriet Crippen, b. Mar. 14, 1820, and had 
children : 



Levi, b. Apr. 15, 1844; m. Aug. 19, 1866, 

Tirzah Fuller, 
Peter, b. Oct. 19, 1845 ) m- i'', Mar. 12, 1870, 

Lillie Flint, who d. Dec. 25, 1873; m. 2'', 

Nov. 17, 1875, Mary Treadwell. 
Emmer, b. Apr. 16, 1847; m. Mar. 31, 1870, 

David Hcrdman. 
Edgar, b. May 5, 1850; m. Oct. 19, 1874, 

Libbie Spangler. 
Arvina, b. Aug. 5, 1852; d. Aug. 11, 1854. 
Lucinda, b. Aug. 27, 1855 ; m. Dec. 31, 1879, 

George M. Brown. 
Sophia, b. May 5, 1857. 
Arthur, b. Aug. 4, i860; d. Oct. 6, 1863. 
Dorset Lincoln, b. Dec. 8, 1864. 

cf. Henry, b. Oct. 18, 1772; d. July 9, 1816; m. 
Jan. , 1796, Sarah, dau. of Jonathan Owen, 
b. Mar. 31, 1774; d. Apr. 15, 1816, and had 
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1. Joanna, b. Nov. 26, 1796; d. Dec. 20, 1873 ; 

m. , Capt. Shipley Francis Smith, of 

■ " ' Virginia ; no children. 

2. Samuel Newton, b. May 14, 1799; d. at sea, 
■' 1834, unmarried. 

3. Jane, b. ; d. in infancy. 

4. Charles, b. ; d. in infancy. 

5. Maria, b. Nov. 30, 1805; d. at Troy, N. Y., 

Apr. I, 1878; m. June 19, 1880, Zenas 
Hauriicr Perley Hale, and had children : ' 

Henry Haumer, b. Dec. 30, 1832 ; m. 

Catherine Varnum Ketchum. 
SarahOvven,b. Sept. 19, 1834; d.Mar.6, 1835. 
John Louden, b. Aug. 4, 1836; d. Oct. i§, 

1862, unmarried. 
Erastus Bassett, b. Feb. 22, 1838. 
Francis Smith, b. Nov. 26, 1839; d. Dec. 29, 

1841. 
Martha Jane, b. Oct. 8, 1841 ; d. Dec. 29, 

1864, unmarried. 
Owen, b. July 23, 1843 ; d. Sept. 30, 1877, 

at the battle of Bear Paw Mountain, Mon- 
tana Ter. 
Charles Van Voorhis, b. July 3, 1845; d. 

Aug. 28, 1845. 
George Gould, b. Aug. 21, 1847 ; d. July 25, 

1849- 
Frank Edwin, b. Dec. 27, 1S50 ; m. i^', Mary 
E. Barrett ; m. 2^ Ida M. Rice. 

e. Letitia, b. Sept. 11, 1776; d. Jan. 22, iSii, un- 
married. 



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/. Johanna, b. Sept. 12, 1778; d. Aug. 11, 1863; 
m. Sept. 12, 1798, James Storm, b. ; 

d. , and had children : 

1. Caroline, b. Sept, 12, 1801 ; d. Mar. 22, 1869 ; 

m. Nov. 12, 1821, Benjamin Marvin, of 
Albiirgh, Vt., and had children : 

Albert, b. ..,_,, 

Sara, b. 
Mary, b. 

2. John, b. Dec. 12, 1803; d. Aug. 10, 1846; 

m. Dec, 21, 1828, Mary A. Conger. No 
children. 
S.Peter, b. Mar. 25, 1806; m. July 10, 1832, 
Lucinda Palmer, and had children : 

Caroline, b. 
Harriet, b. 
Franklin, b. 
Francis, b. 
David, b. 
Solon, b. 

4. Henry, b. Aug. 5, 1808; m. Nov, 6, 1834, 

Abigail Smith, and had children : 

James, b. 
Mary, b. 
Helen, b. 
Henry, b. 
Minirva, b, 

5. Catherine, b. May 9, 1811. 









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6. James, b. July 23, 1813; m. Jan. 10, 1856, 

Emily Prentiss, and had children : 

Helen, b. 

David, b. . = . • 

Frederick, b. 

7. Helen Maria, b. Oct. 28, 1815 ; d. Oct. 16, 

1868, unmarried. 

8. David, b. Nov. 8, 1818; d. Oct. 27, 1880; m. 

Jan. 2"], 1868, Jennie Dates. No children. 

9. Susan, b. Sept. 23, 182 1 ; m. Oct. 30, i860, 

I. P. }3illings. 

g. Elsie, b. ; d. Sept. i, 181 1 ; m. July 25, 

1805, Peter Banta, of New York City, b. ; 

d. , and had children : 

1. John Van Voorhis, b, Sept. 5, 1806. 

2. Mary Jane, b. May 26, 1S08. 
3- Johanna, b. Oct. i, 18 10. 



In the County Clerk's office of Duchess County is re- 
corded the following deed : 

John Van Voorhis and 
JOHANNAH, his wife, of 
Charlotte Precinct, Duch- 
ess County, ^ Deed dated May i, 187: 
To 

John Van Beuren, of 
Kings County, L. I. / 

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The will of Johannis Van Voorhis is recorded in the office^ 
of the Surrogate of the City and County of New York, 

1 Will dated July 4, 1804. 
JOHANNis Van Voorhis, „ ,0.0 o 
«. ^. ,. , ^. y Proved Sept. 28, 1804. 

of New York City. { ^ j 1 t -u r 

) Recorded Liber 45, p. 246. 

In the name of God, Amen : I, Johannis Van Voorhis, 
of the City, County, and State of New York, being weak in 
body, but of sound mind and memory, blessed be God ; 
calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, do make, pub- 
lish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in 
manner following, revoking and disallowing all former Wills; 
that is to say, I give my body to the earth from whence I 
received it, in full assurance of its resurrection at the last 
day, to be buried in a christianlike manner, at the discre- 
tion of my Executors hereinafter named. Imprimis : I 
give my soul to God who gave it me, in full assurance of 
his gracious acceptance, through the merits of my most 
compassionate Saviour, Jesus Christ. As for my worldly 
wealth wherewith it has pleased God to bless me, it is my 
Will, and I do positively order that my just debts and fune- 
ral charges be paid by my Executors as soon as convenient 
after my death, out of my Estate. Firstly, It is my Will, 
and I do give, devise, and bequeath unto my loving wife 
Johannah, in lieu of her dower, the full use and benefit of 
all my Estate, real and personal, remaining after my just 
debts are paid, during the time of her widowhood. Sec- 
ondly, It is my Will, and I do order that after the remar- 
riage or decease of my wife Johanna, all my estate, real and 
personal, be sold by my Executors, and the monies arising 
from said sale be distributed in manner following, that is to 
say : I give, devise, and bequeath unto my daughter Titera 
Two hundred and fifty dollars, before any division is made 



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of the aforesaid monies. Thirdly, I do give, devise, and 
bequeath the remainder of the monies as aforesaid unto my 
seven children, Sarah, Titera, Catherine, Coert, Henry, 
Johanna, and Elsie, to be divided between them, share and 
share alike ; and in case either of my said children should 
die leaving issue, that my grandchild or grandchildren shall 
come in and be entitled to the share of their Father or 
Mother, as the case may be. Lastly, I do hereby consti- 
tute, ordain, and empower my loving wife Johanna, and 
my son Coert Van Voorhis, and my nephew, John H. Van 
Beuren, to be the sole Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament, ratifying, confirming, and declaring this and no 
other to be my last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this fourth 
day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
hundred and four. 

John Van Voorhis. 
Witnesses : 

David Cloyd. 

James Pike. 

Gideon Martin. 

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Estate of Johannis Van ^ 

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Voorhis, deceased. ] ' 

[ Recorded Liber 50, p. 362. 

Letters Testamentary granted Dec. 8, 1812, to Coert 
Van Voorhis, the surviving Executor, the widow Johanna 
being at this date deceased. 



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m. I'', Nov. II, 1760, Peter J. Dubois, b. 
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a. Koert, b. Jan. 25, 1763. 

b. Jonathan, bap. Apr. 21, 1765. 

c. Hendrick, bap. June 7, 1767. 

d. Catryna, b. Nov. 19, 1769. 
€. Cornclis, bap. June 9, 1771. 

f. Catrina, b. Apr. 3, 1774. 

Marya or Mary m. 2^, , Theodorus Van Wyck. 

VII. Cornells, b. Apr. 30, 1742 ; d. Apr. i, 1769. 
VIII. i\Iagdelena, b. Apr. 13, 17.14 ; d. Mar. 4, 1826 ; m. 
(marriage license dated Oct. 19, 176S) Christian 
Dubois, Jr., b. June 13, 1746; d. Dec. 17, 1807, 
and had children : 

a. Gerrit, bap. Sept. 23, 1769. • ■ ■' '• ' . 

b. Catrina, b. May 8, 1771. 

c. Koert, bap. Apr. 3, 1774. ~ ' 

d. Hendrick, bap. Jan. 25, 1778. 

e. Elizabeth, bap. May 26, 1780. ' " " 

IX. Sarah, b. May 12, 1746; d. Sept. 15, 1777 ; m. i'' 
(marriage license dated June 7, 1764), Francis, 
son of Roger and Catherine Brett, of Fishkill, b. 
; d. ; m. 2'^ (marriage license dated 

Apr. 26, 1769), Daniel Van Voorhis, b. July 8, 
1738 ; d , and had children : 

a. Samuel Newton, b. July 10, 1744; d. ; m. 

June 22, iScxD, Sarah Meyers, b. ; d. 
and had children : 

1. Edward, b. 

2. Isaac, b. 

3. William, b. 






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74 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORIIIS. 

b. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1777 ; d. Nov. 17, 1859; m. 
Nov, 23, 1797, John Van Voorhis (her cousin), 
b. Aug. 2, 1768; d. May 2, 184S, and had 
children: 

1. Phoebe, b. June 19, 1798; d, Sept. 2, 1830. 

2. Daniel, b. Jan. 15, iSoo; d, July 12, 18 12. 

■ ' ' 3. Susannah, b. Nov. 18, 1802;- m. Apr. 9, 1828 

Thomas Faulkner. 
4. Samuel Newton, b. June 30, 1805 ; d. Aug. 2 

1826. 
S.Sally Ann, b. Dec. 14, 1806; d. Sept. 13 
1826. 
'^'''' 6. William, b. June i, 1809; d. July 10, 1834. 

' "' ' 7. Mary R., b. July 7, 181 1 ; m. May 29, 1833 

William B. Vail. 
8. Emaline, b. Sept. 7, 1813; m. Feb. 11, 1847 
Jeremiah R. Williamson. 
" ' 9. Elizabeth, b. July 31, 1815 ; d. Sept. 9, 1873 

m. Dec. 30, 1835, Albert Rockefellow. 
10. Jane, b. Apr. 11, 181S ; m. Jan. 6, 1841 
Charles S. Puff. 



Mrs, Roger Brett, mentioned above, better known as 
Madame Brett, was a daughter of Francis Rombout, one of 
the patentees of Rombout Precinct. 

" On January 10, 1709, Roger Brett and Catherine, his 
wife, gave their joint bond to Capt. Gylob Shelly, of New 
York, for the sum of ;^399 6s, This bond falling due, they, 
in June, 1713, gave a mortgage deed to the executors of 
Gylob Shelly on their land in Rombout Precinct, ' except- 
ing and reserving always out of said premises one tenement, 
grist mill, and water course thereunto belonging, togathcr 



ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 75 

with 300 acres of land adjoining said mill, now in possession 
of said Roger Brett ; also certain parcels of land now in 
possession of John Terboss, John Buys, Casper Prime, Peter 
De Boys, and Yowreb Springstead ; also 5,000 acres lyjng 
and being in any part of the reserved premises.' The money 
borrowed on the first bond was probably used by Roger 
Brett and wife in erecting a house and grist-mill the follow- 
ing year. This was the first mill built in Duchess County, 
and for a long time Orange County paid tribute to Madame 
Brett's mill, for by this name it was known far and wide. 
Roger, the husband of Madame Brett, was killed in the 
year 1721 by a blow from the boom of a sloop, in which he 
was coming from New York to Fishkill. Madame Brett 
survived him for nearly half a century, but never again mar- 
ried. She died in 1764." — Smith's History of Duchess 
CoiDiiy. 

The will of Madame Brett is recorded in the office of the 
Surrogate of the City and County of New York. 

Will of Catherine Brett, j Will dated Dec. 15, 1763. 
of Fishkill, Duchess Co. | Recorded Liber 24, p. 336. 

Will mentions— Her eldest son, Francis Brett. 
Her son Robert Brett. 
Her son Robert's five children : Mathew, 

Francis, Rombout, Sarah, and Robert. 
Her grandchild Theodore, son of Francis 

Brett. 
. . She leaves as residuary legatees her sons 

PVancis and Robert. 
She leaves as executors Col. John Brink- 

erhoff, Capt. Eleazer Dubois, Peter 

Dubois. 



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X. Zachariah, b. Mar. 21, 1748; d. July 3, 1811 ; m. 
I'', Feb. 12, 1772, Anna Lawrence, b. Aug. 27, 
1751 ; d. Dec. 10, 1781, by whom the following 
, children : 

a. Samuel Lawrence, b. Dec. 26, 1772; d. Sept. 
, 28, 1848; m.Dec. 6, 1797- Sarah Cooper, b. Dec. 
24, 1775; d. Aug. 9, 1859, and had children : 

1. Zachariah, b. Sept. 12, 1798; m. Dec. 15, 

1830, Jane Ann Dearin. 

2. Obcdiah, b. Sept. i, 1800; d. Nov. 5, 1878 ; 

m. i^ Jan. 8, 1824, Miriam Haight, b. Jan. 
4, 1804; d. Apr. II, 1835 ; m. 2^ Oct. 21, 
1846, Maria Haight, b. Dec. 3, 1802 ; d. 
Apr. 16, 1880. 

3. Peter, b. July 28, 1802 ; m. i", Dec. 2, 1824, 

Jane Robinson, d. Nov. 7, 1858; m. 2'^, 
Dec. I, 1859, Mary R. Sands. 

4. Mary Ann, b. Dec. 19, 1803 ; d. June 20, 1844. 

5. Coert Alexander, b. Mar. 4, 1806 ; d. Oct. 24, 

1875- 

6. William Cooper, b. June 7, 1807 ; d. Feb. 21, 

1871 ; m. Dec, 3, 1834, Sarah Earle, b. 
Aug. 2, 181 5 ; d. Nov. 18, 1875. 

7. Hannah, b. July 25, 181 1 ; d. Nov. 25, 1812. 

8. Catherine, b. May 10, 18 13. 

9. Jacob V. B., b. No\^ 11, 1815; m. Mar. 21, 

1838, Ann Eliza Van Voorhis, b. Feb. 10, 
1817 ; d- Sept. 21, 1869. 

h. Catherine, b. May 11, 1775 : d. ; m. 

Reuben Myers, b. ; d. , and had 

children : 



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1. John, b. 

2. Nancy, b. 

3. Phoebe, bap. Jan. 13, 1808. 

4. Zachariah. 

5. Abraham. 

6. Warren Delancy, bap. Nov. 24, 18 10. 

7. Helen, b. 

8. Egbert, b. 

c. Coert, b. July 15, 1777; d. , 1818 ; m. 

May 8, 1803, Elizabeth Palmer, b. , 1787 ; 
d. Dec. 17, 1S63, and had children : 

1. Nancy, b. Mar. 25, 1804; d. June 2, 1846; 

m. , Joshua Young. 

2. Jane, b. Sept. 20, 1807 ; d. in infancy. 

3. Sally Ann, b. Oct. 20, 1809; m. , 

Daniel Cunly. 

4. William Lawrence, b. Oct. 9, 1811 ; d. Nov. 

25, 1879, unmarried. 

5. Zachariah, b. May 20, 18 14; d. Apr. 2"^, 

1854; m. Dec. 25, 1839, Jane Stans- 
borough. 

6. James Palmer, b. Oct. 6, 1816. 

d. Magdalene, b. Apr. 10, 1780 ; d. ; m. , 

Jacob Hasbrook, b. , 1778; d. May 7, 

1847, and had children : 

1. Francis, b. Aug. 25, 1805. 

2. Alfred, b. Apr. 21, 1809. 

3. Zachariah, b. 



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X. Zacharlah, m. 2"^, Nov. 25, 1786, Ann, or Nanc}- 
Springstccn, b. May 15, 1763; d. Feb. 9, 1851, 
by whom the following children : 

e. Christian, b. Sept. 11, 1788; d. Apr. 6, 1833; 
m. Sept. 6, 1 81 5, Elizabeth Haight, b. Mar. 8, 
1795 ; d. Jan. 22, 1875, and had children : 

1. Cornelius, b. Aug. 26, 1816 ; d. Apr. 6, 1862. 

2. Bartow W., b. June 8, 1818. 

3. Ann, b. May 14, 1820. 

4. William C, b. Feb. 15, 1S22 ; d. Mar. 21, 

1857. 

5. Sarah, b. Apr. 26, 1824. 

6. Garret, b. Aug. 3, 1826. 

7. Abraham Furman, b. May 25, 1828. 

8. Augustus Hudson, b. Jan. 24, 1830. 

9. Maria, b. Oct. 25, 1832. 

/. Nancy, b. Sept. 9, 1788 ; d. Nov. 29, 1848 ; m. 

Sept. 15, 1810, James Terbos, b. , 1761 ; 

d. Dec. 9, 1830. 

g. Garret, b. June 9, 1790, d. Aug. 17, 1870; m. 

Feb. 8, 181 5, Eliza Pine, b. Sept. 23, 1795, 

and had children : 

I.Ann Eliza, b. Feb. 10, 1817 ; d. Sept. 21, 
1869; m. Mar. 21, 1838, Jacob V. B. Van 
Voorhis. 

2. Samuel Alexander, b. Oct. 8, 1819; m. Dec. 

24, 1845, Eliza Curtis. 

3. Josephus, b. INIay 5, 1831 ; d. Mar. 30, 1871. 

h. Sarah, b. Mar. \J , 1792; d. Apr. 14, i860. 






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ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 79 

/. Abraham Z., b. Feb. 16, 1795 ; d. Aug. 19, 

1870. 
j. Maria, b. Feb. 18, 1795 ; d. Mar. 3, 1796. 
k. Henry, b. Dec. 4, 1797 ; d. ; m. , 

Mary Baxter, b. , 1796 ; d. Aug. 29, 1849 
/. Jane, b. Jan. 24, 1801 ; d. July 21, 1877; m 

Sept. 19, 1826, Benjamin Conover, b. Aug 

27, 1788 ; d. Aug. 10, 1877, and had children 

1. Seymour, b. Dec. 5, 1828 ; d. June 22, 1879 

m. Feb. 4, 1869, Alice A. Marshall. 

2. Ann Louisa, b. July 26, 1831; d. Mar. 11, 

1858 ; m. June 2, 1852, William Nelson. 

3. Sarah Jane, b. May i, 1838 ; d. Feb. 18,1862. 

m. Eli;^a, b. Jan. 24, 1801. 

Signature of Zachariali Van Voorhis, from a bond dated May 
25. 1793- 



D. 2. COERT Van Vooriiees is mentioned in the will of 
his father, Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees, and also 
in his family Bible, as being born Apr. 5, 1706, and 
married June 16, 1727. 



We find in the list of Freeholders of the County of 
Duchess before referred to, made Aug. 28, 1740, the 
names of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. Coert Van Voorhees. 

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In the possession of Mr. William Henry Van Voorhis, of 
Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, are the following deeds, which have 
never been recorded : 



Catherine Filkin, widow and sole Ex- 
ecutor of Henry Filkin, late of Flat- 
bush, Kings Co.; Francis Hegaman 
and Antie, his wife, of Duchess Co., 
one of the daughters of said Henry 
Filkin, dec'' ; Isaac Filkin, of Duch- 

• ess Co., son of said Henry Filkin, ) 
dec**; Francis Filkin, of the City of 
New York, and JACOB FiLKIN, 
To 

Coert Van Voorhees and Katiierine, 
his wife, one of the daughters of said 
Henry Filkin, dec'*. 



Deed 

of the division 

of land at 

Fishkill. 



also 

Johannes Van Voorhees ] Deed dated Nov. 14, 1733. 
To [ 

COERT Van Voorhees. j Conveys : Land at Fishkill. 



also 



Deed Dated Dec. 29, 1767. 



Francis Brett 
To 

Coert Van Voorhees. J Conveys Land at Fishkill. 



The following memoranda arc contained in an old ledger, 
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Voorhees, and now in the possession of Mr. William Henr}- 
Van Voorhis, of Fishkill-on-the-Hudson : 

Coert Van Voorhees received the apparel of his sister-in- 
law, Jane, in the year 1759- 

Francis Filkin took ^^300 from Henry Van Beuren, for the 
maintenance of Jane Filkin, in the year 1760, in May. 

Jane Filkin departed this life June i, 1775. 

Catherina Van Voorhees departed this life the 22d of Janu- 
ary, 1777. 

Zachariah Van Voorhees departed this life the 20th of Janu- 
ary, 1784. 

Coert Van Voorhees departed this life the 19th of March, 
1785. 



In the County Clerk's office of Duchess County arc re- 
corded the followinsf deeds : 



CouRTE Van Voorhees 
Chatharyna his wife, 

To 

Daniel Barber, of the 

Nine Partners Precinct, 

Duchess Co. 



Deed dated Apr. 2, 1732. 
Recorded Liber 3, p. 176. 
Conveys land at Fishkill. 



Coert Van Voorhees and \ 

Catrynta his wife, / Deed dated May 28, 1736. 

\ Recorded Liber 1, p, 257. 
V Conveys land at P^'ishkill, 
Henry Filkin. j 

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Jacob Filkin, of Flatbush, L. I., y '. » 

and Alletta Filkin, of Flat- | 

bush, L. I., i Deed dated May 26 

To / 1738. 

Catherine Filkin, of Kings Co. ; \^ Recorded Liber 2 
Abraham Filkin, of New York /' p. 129 
City ; Francis Filkin, Francis i Conveys land m 
Hegaman and Antie his wife ; ^ Duchess County. 
Coert Van Voorhees and Ca- 
therine his wife, of Duchess Co. 



Henry Filkin, of Duchess County, 

To 

Catherine Filkin, of Flatbush, 
L. I., -widow; Jane Filkin, of 
Flatbush, L.I. ; Abraham Filkin, 
of New York City ; Isaac Filkin, 
Francis Filkin, Katherine, 
wife of KoERT Van Voorhees, of 
Duchess Co. ; Jacob Filkin, Al- 
letta Filkin, and Antie Hega- 
man, wife of Francis Hegaman. 



CoERT Van Voorhees, of Rom- 
bout Precinct, Duchess Co., and 
Mary Van Voorhees, late wife 
of Peter J. Dubois, now wife of 
TiiEODORUS Van Wvck, 

To 

Court Dubois, Henry Dubois, 
and Cornelius Dubois, Jr. 



Quit-claim deed dated 
May 28, 1736. 

, Conveys all his right, 
title, and interest to 
to his father's house 
at Flatbush. L. I. 



Deed dated Dec. I 
1782. 



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Deed recites : " Coert Van Voorhees, in consideration of 
the love and affection he bears his daughter Mary and his 
grandsons Court, Henry, and CorneHus Dubois, Jr., grants, 
etc." 



In the Records of the Dutch Church, Fishkill Village, is 
a list of the members made September 2, 1744 — before re- 
ferred to — in which appears the names of 

Johannes Van Voorhees. 

JoHANNis Van Voorhees, Junior. 

Gerritje Van Benschouten. 

Coert Van Voorhees. : 



In the same Records is a call to the Rev. Jacobus Van 
Nist, dated November 28, 1758, with thirty-six signatures, 
among which is that of 

Coert Van Voorhees. 



In the Records of Baptism of the 
Village, are the following : 



Dutch Church. Fishkill 



Parents. 

Coert Van Voorhees 
and 

KA7RINA FiLKIN. 

Coert Van Voorhees 

and 
Catherine Filkin. 



Jannetje, 
bap. Apr. — , 1733. 



Johannis, 
bap. Aug. i3ti>, 1739. 



Sponsors. 

Jan Brinkerhoff 

and 
Jannetje Van Voorhees. 

Johannis Van Voorhees 

and 
Barbara Van Dyck. 



Coekt Van Voorhees 

ftnd 
Catherine Filkin. 

KoEKT Van Voorhees 

and 
Catherine Filkin. 



Marya, 
bap. Sept. lo"", 1740. 



Sara, 
bap. May igtii, 1746. 



Julias Dubois 
and 
Marya Van Voorhees. 

Johannis Van Voorhees 

and 
Sara Vleit. 



84 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

The will of Coert Van Voorhees is recorded in the office 
of the Surrogate of Duchess County : 

CoERT Van Voorhees, of) 

j^ , , -D • . T^ I Will dated Dec. 26, 1782. 
Rombout Precinct, Duch- r ' 

^ ,. ,, I Recorded Liber i, p. 92. 

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In the name of God, Amen ! I, Court Van Voorhees, of 
Rumbout Precinct, in Duchess County, State of New York, 
being, through the abundant mercy and goodness, though 
weak in body yet of sound mind and perfect understanding 
and memory, do constitute this m}' last Will and Testa- 
ment, and desire it may be received by all as such. Im- 
primis : I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker, 
beseaching his most gracious acceptance of it through 
the all-sufficient merits of my most compassionate Re- 
deemer, Jesus Christ, who gave himself to be an atonement 
for my sins, and is able to save to the uttermost all that 
come unto God by him, seeing he liveth to make interces- 
sion for them, and who, I trust, will not reject me, a re- 
turning penitent sinner, when I come to him for mercy. 
In this hope and confidence I render up my soul with hum- 
ble beseeching the most blessed and glorious Trinity— one 
God most holy, most merciful and gracious — to prepare me 
for the time of my dissolution, and then to take me to him- 
self unto that peace and rest and incomparable felicity which 
he has prepared for all that love and fear his holy name. 
Amen ; blessed be God. Imprimis : I give my body to the 
earth from whence it was taken, in full assurance of its res- 
urrection from thence at the last day ; as for my burial, I 
desire it may be decent, at the discretion of my Executors 
hereafter named, who, I doubt not, will manage it with all 
requisite prudence. As to my worldly wealth, I will and 



ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORMIS. 85 

positively order that all my debts and funeral charges be 
paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named. 
First, I give, bequeath, and devise to my eldest son, Henry 
Van Voorhees, his heirs and assigns forever, all that mes- 
suage, tenement, farm, or parcel of land containing One 
hundred acres more or less, situate, lying, and being in 
Rumbout precinct in Duchess County, now in the posses- 
s'lpn of, agreeable to a Deed from Johannes Van Voorhees, 
bearing date the 20th day of May, 1754 ; reference or rela- 
tion to said deed being had, the corses and distances, boun- 
daries and contents will at large appear. To have and to 
hold the said messuage or tenement, farm or parcel of land, 
with the appurtenances, unto the said Henry Van Voorhees, 
his heirs and assigns forever. I also give, bequeath, and 
devise to my said son, Henry Van Voorhees, his heirs and 
assigns, one other piece or parcel of land containing forty 
acres, situate in Rombout Precinct, in Duchess County, 
according and agreeable to a Deed from Francis Brett, 
bearing date the 29th day of December, 1767 ; reference 
unto said deed being had the corses, distances, boundaries, 
and contents will at large appear. To have and to hold the 
said piece or parcel of land and premises, with the appurte- 
nances, unto the said Henry Van Voorhees, his heirs and 
assigns forever. Also, I give and bequeath to my grand- 
children, to wit: Samuel Van Voorhees and Sarah Van 
Voorhees, son and daughter of my daughter Sarah, de- 
ceased, one messuage, tenement, farm, or lot of land con- 
taining one hundred and fifty acres, situate in Charlotte 
Precinct in Duchess County, in the lower Nine Partners, in 
lot Number Six, adjoining the farm of my daughter, being 
in length along my daughter Mary's farm yS chains and 15 
links and in breadth 20 chains. To have and to hold the 
said messuage, tenement, lot of land and premises, with the 



86 A^XESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

appurtenances ; that is to say, the equal undivided -half unto 
the said Samuel Van Voorhees, his heirs and assic,rns ; the 
other equal undivided half unto the said Sarah Van Voor- 
hees, her heirs and assigns. Also, I give, bequeath, and 
devise unto my sons and daughters, to wit : Catherina, 
Barbarah, Janetie, Henry, John, Mary, Helenah, and Zach- 
ariah, and to their heirs and assigns, all my right, title, and 
interest in the right formerly of my late wife Catherine, de- 
ceased, in undivided lands situate in the lower or great Nine 
Partners, which land is equally to be divided among them 
as to quantity and quality. To have and to hold to each 
and every of them their one-eighth part thereof, and to each 
and every of their heirs and assigns. My Will is likewise 
that such of my children as do not join for the defraying of 
all expenses necessary to procure and establish my said 
right to and in said undivided lands, their right or rights 
shall be forfeited to such of my children as advance the 
money. Further, my Will is that the said undivided land 
shall be divided conformable to the intent and purpose of 
this my Will, both as to quantity and quality. Also, I give 
and bequeath unto my daughters in general, to wit : Ca- 
therina, Barbarah, Janetie, Mary, and Helenah, and to my 
late daughter Sarah's two children, my two negro girls, by 
the name of Ann and Rose—that is to say, with this condi- 
tion — that the two negro girls are willing to leave my son 
Henry Van Voorhees and his family ; if not, to be appraised 
by my Executors, and according to said appraisement my 
son, Henry Van Voorhees, is to pay down in cash imme- 
diately, that my said five daughters and grandchildren may 
have the use of the money, and the said money to be equally 
divided in six equal divisions, one-sixth part to my daugh- 
ter Sarah's two children, as hereafter shall be mentioned, 
and for what use applied. Also, 1 give and bequeath unto 



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ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 87 

my daughters in general, to wit : Catherina, Barbarah, 
Janetie, IMary, and Hclcnah, and to my daughter Sarah's 
two children as aforesaid, the sum of Two hundred and 
fifty pounds ; that is to say, Two hundred pounds due me 
from Joseph Horton and Fifty pounds due me from Daniel 
Van Voorhis, which sum or sums of money is to be equally 
divided in six equal divisions as aforesaid. Also, I give 
unto my granddaughter, Sarah Van Voorhees, one chest of 
drawers, now standing in my room. Also, all the rest and 
residue of my goods, chattels, and personal estate whatso- 
ever, I give and bequeath to my said son, Henry Van 
Voorhees, and to his heirs and assigns. Also, it is my Will, 
and I do empower my Executors hereinafter named, to let 
the farm or lot of land by me willed and given to my grand- 
children, Samuel Van Voorhees and Sarah Van Voorhees, 
and the rent or rents thereof to be applied by my Executors 
to and for the maintenance, bringing up and education of 
the said Samuel and Sarah, and also his and her, to wit : 
the said Samuel and Sarah, their dividend or portion of 
moneys by me willed and given, I do hereby empower my 
Executors to put said moneys out on use, and by my Exe- 
cutors to be also applied for the maintenance and education 
of said Samuel or Sarah. Should cither die without issue, 
then I do order and it is my Will, and I do give and be- 
queath such part or parts of land and tenements and mone}-s 
remaining to my daughters in general, and to each and 
every of them, and to each and every of their heirs and 
assigns, in five equal divisions. And lastly I do hereby 
constitute and appoint my sons, Henry Van Voorhees, John 
Van Voorhees, Zachariah Van Voorhees, and my sons-in-law, 
Richard Van Wyck and Christian Dubois, to be my Execu- 
tors of this my last Will and Testament, ratifying and con- 
firming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 



88 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAX VOORPIIS. 

In witness whereof I, the said Court Van Voorhees, have 
hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty-sixth day of De- 
cember, A.D. One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two. 

Court Van Voorhees. 

Signed, sealed, pubHshcd and declared by the said Court 
Van Voorhees as and for his last Will and Testament, 
in the presence of 

Peter Dubois. 
John McKeely. 
William Cochran. 

Signature of Coert Van Voorhees, from the records of the 
Dutch Church, Fishkill Village. 




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nes Coerte Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, 
b. Aug. 6, 1 70S; d. ; will proved Apr. 5, 

1750; m. Sept. 30, 173 1, Gcrritje, dau. of Elias 
Van Benschouten, of Poughkeepsie Precinct, Duch- 
ess Co., b. ; d. , and had children : 

I. Sara, bap. Oct. i, 1732 ; d. in infancy. 
II. Barbaretie, bap. Nov. lO, 1733 ; d. ; m. Au^. 

4, 1753, Roelof Phillips, b. ; d. , and 

had children : 

^. John, b. , 1756; d. Dec. 2, 1832; m. Eliza- 
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b. Abraham, bap. Oct. 18, 1761 ; cl. in infancy. 

c. Hanna, bap. Dec. 30, 1762 ; d. 

d. Marretje, bap. Nov. 30, 1763 ; d. 
c. Hendrick, bap. Feb. 20, 1765 ; d. 

/. Catherina, bap. July 15, 1767 ; d. 

g. Jannetje, bap. Aug. 23, 1772 ; d. ; m. Gil- 

bert Noxon. 

//, Abraham, bap. Mar, 9, 1775 ; d. 

i. James, b. ; d. 

y. Sarah, b. ; d. ; m. , Daniel 

Van Voorhis, b. ; d. , and had 

children : 

1. Braatje, b. Dec. 16, 1784. 

2. Mary, b. Aug. 12, 1787. 

3. Jane, b. Aug. 12, 1787. 

4. Isaac, b, Feb. 19, 1790. 

5. Steven, b. 



The will of Roelof or Ralph Phillips is recorded in the 
office of the Surrogate of Duchess County. 

Ralph Phillips, of the ] Will dated Aug. 29, 1810. 
Town of Fishkill, Duchess - Proved July i, 1813. 
County, N, Y. j Recorded in Liber D., p. 365 . 

In the name of God, Amen ! I, Ralph Phillips, of the 
Town of Fishkill, in the County of Duchess and State of 
New York, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, 
and being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed 
be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this 
my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, 
that is to say : First, I order that my funeral charges and 



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all my just debts be paid by my Executors. Secondly, I 
will and order that the farm on which I now live be let b}' 
my Executors, and the rents and profits thereof to be paid 
to my loving wife Barbara, by them annually, for her sup- 
port during her natural life ; and I also give and bequeath 
unto my wife all her linen, her wearing apparel, and a bed 
and bedding. I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter 
Catherine Schutt, wife of Matthew Allen Schutt, the sum of 
One hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be paid to her as 
she needs it, at the discretion of my Executors. I will and 
order all my negro slaves whom I have not already given 
free, the same to be free whenever they shall arrive at the 
age of thirty years, provided they can be manumitted 
agreable to the laws of this State ; provided also that my 
estate be discharged from any support for them. If in case 
I do not sell them myself, I will and order that my Execu- 
tors sell them, provided that the said slaves, or either of 
them, suit to their own minds with a purchasor or purchas- 
ers. The remainder of my estate I order to be equally 
divided between my children, viz., John Phillips, Henry 
Phillips, James Phillips, and Abraham Phillips ; and two 
daughters, viz., Sarah, the wife of Daniel Van Voorhis, and 
Jane, the wife of Gilbert Noxon ; which equal dividends I 
give and bequeath unto them, their heirs and assigns for- 
ever, except the share of Abraham Phillips to be paid to 
him as he needs it, at the discretion of my Executors, and 
after his decease, if there should be any part left, the same 
to be paid to his heirs and assigns forever. And whereas, 
I have heretofore advanced unto my children monies, for 
which I hold their several receipts ; I will and order that 
the said several sums be not calculated with my estate, and 
no charge be made against them as part of their legacies. 
I do further order and empower my Executors to sell all my 



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personal property at public vendue, and to make an equal 
dividend of the same among my children, share and share 
alike, in manner before mentioned. Lastly, I do hereby 
nominate, constitute, and appoint my sons John Phillips 
and James Phillips, togather with my nephew Henry H. 
Phillips, my Executors to this my last Will and Testament, 
hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. 

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal, the twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of our 
Lord One thousand eight hundred and ten. 

Ralph PiiiLLirs. 
Witnesses : 

John G. Vermilyea. 

Sarah Kixshauer. 

Cornelius P. Luyster. 



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SIXTH GENERATION 
Of the Lnic of Descent of William Roc Van V oar his. 



(D. 3.) IV. JOHANNIS or John, bap. May i, 1737 ; d. ; 

m. i^' , Henne or Hannah, dau. of Wil- 

liam Roe, of Fishkill, b. ; d. ; m. 

2^, Oct. 13, 1771, Ransic Nostrand, b. 
1749; d. Jan. 25, 183 1, and had children : 

a. WilHam Roe, b. Nov. 10, 1764; bap. Apr. 21, 
• 1765; m. May 12, 1788, Rachel, dau. of 

Isaac Vail, of Fishkill, b. June, i, 1767 ; d. 
June 12, 1845, and had children: 

1. Isaac, b. Feb. 22, 1790. 

2. Elias William, b. Aug. 14, 1791. 

3. Hannah, b. Dec. 10, 1793. 

4. Hester, b. Dec. 24, 1795. 

5. John, b. Nov. 25, 1798. 

6. Joseph Vail, b. Jan. , 1801. 

7. Rachel Ann, b. Dec. 5, 1802. 

8. Susannah, b. Apr. 14, 1805. 

9. Rachel Ann, b. Jan. 25, 1807. 

10. William Roe, b. Mar. 20, 1S09. 

11. Julia, b. , 1812. 

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b. Elyas, bap. May 3, 1767 ; d. in infancy. 

c. Arreyantie or Adrianna, bap. July 26, 1772 ; 

d. ; m, I'', Jan. 13, 1793, James Need- 

ham, b. ; d. ; m. 2', , John 

P. Van Force, b. ; d. , and had 

children : 

1. jMaria Needham, b. Sept. 3, 1793. 

2. John Needham, b. Apr. 2^), 1795- 

3. Ranche Needham, b. Apr. 23. 1795 ; d. May 

13. 1795. 

4. James Sebastian Needham, b. Feb. 3, 1797. 

5. Henry Douw Needham, b. Dec. 11, 179S ; 

d. Jan. 14, 1875. 

6. Matthew Van Force, b. Sept. 6, 1801. 

7. Jacob G. Van Force, b. June 25, 1803 ; d. 

Aug. 25, 1846. 

8. Wilham Roc Van Force, b. May i, 1805. 

9. CorneHus C. Van Force, b. Oct. , 1807. 

10. Jane Ann Van Force, b. Feb. 3, 18 10. 

11. EHas Van Force, b. Oct. 13, 1812 ; d. Apr. 

17, 1813. 

12. Sarah Ehza Van Force, b. Jan. 6, 1814; d. 

July 5, 1817. 

13. Harriet Van Force, b. Oct. 9, 1817. 

14. Rachel Van Force, b. P'eb. 17, 1819; d. 

Aug. 22, 18 — . 

d. Sarah, b. Jan. 3, 1781 ; d. Apr. 3, 1832 ; m. 
, John Rodgers, b. Oct. , 1778 ; 

d. ]\Iar. 18, 1844, and had children : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 11, 1799; d. in infancy. 



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2. Ranche or Rachel, b. Sept. 5, 1802 ; d. 

• Nov. 2, 1858; m. Nov, II, 1820, Henry 
Van Tine. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 18, 1803; m. Sept. 16, 

1822, Richard ]\Iills. 

4. Benjamin, b. May 8, 1806; m. , 1847. 

5. William, b. Nov. 11, 1808; d. ; m. 

1836, Ellen INIerritt. 

6. Absolam, b. Feb. 15, 1811 ; m. , 1837, 

AnniiJ Bibbins. 

7. Mary, b. Aug. 15, 1815; m. Apr. 9, 1839, 

John Davenport, b. June 19, 18 16. 

8. Sarah, b. Mar. 2, 1818 ; m. Nov. i, 1837, 

John Faulkner, b. , 1814; d. Aug. 9, 

1859. 

9. Fowler, b. Mar. i, 1819; m. Dec. 29, 1840, 

Mercy Weygant. 

e. John, b. Apr. 25, 1787 ; d. , unmarried. 

f. Cornelius, b. ; d. , unmarried. 



In the County Clerk's office of Duchess County is recorded 
the following deed : 

John Van Vooriiis, of^ 

Fishkill, and Ranshea, 

his wife, v -r-v 1 1 

^ \ Deed dated Jan. 28, 1792. 

Robert Elliott, of Bed- 
ford, Westchester Co. 

Conveys a lot of land, beginning at the corner of the farm 
of the heirs of Elias Van Voorhis. 



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In the Catalogue of the New York Historical manuscripts, 
vol. I, p. 3, is a list of those who refused to sign the General 
Association of August 15, 1775, hi which list appear the 
names of 

Johannes Van Voorhis, 

Elias Van Voorhis, 

from which it appears that the two sons of Johannis Van 
Voorhees, Junior, favored the Tory party at the commence- 
ment of the War for Independence, and preferred to remain 
loyal to the king. 



No will or letters of administration upon the estate of 
John Van Voorhis have been found by the writer. 



Ransie or Ranche Nostrand, the second wife of John Van 
Voorhis, married after his death Cornelius Cooper, of Fish- 
kill, and is buried in the churchyard of the Dutch Church, 
Fishkill Villacre. 



John Van Voorhis was buried in the Van Voorhis bury- 
ing-ground at Fishkill Landing. 

V. Sarah, bap. May , 1740; d. ; m, (mar- 

riage license dated Nov. 13, 1761), Daniel 
Southard, of Fishkill, b. ; d. ; will 

proved March 29, 17S8, and had children : 

a. Richard, b. 

b. Sarah, b. 

c. Jane, b. 

d. Catherine, b. 

e. Elizabeth, b. 



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The will of Daniel Southard is recorded in the office of 
the Surrogate of Duchess County. ' - 

Daniel Southard, of ] Will dated Nov. 12, 1779. 
Rumbouts Precinct, Duch- V Proved March 29, 17SS. 
ess Count}', Xcw York. j Recorded in Liber A, p. 8. 

In the name of God, Amen ! I, Daniel Southerd, of Rom- 
bouts Precinct, Duchess County, and State of New York, 
being weak in body, but of sound mind and mcmorj'-, thanks 
be given to God for the same, and calling to mind that it is 
appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this 
my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to 
say : First, I recommend my soul to God who gave it to 
me, and my body to the earth, to be buried in a christian- 
like manner at the discretion of my Executors, who shall 
hereafter be nominated, viz. : 

First, I give to my son, Richard Southerd, my fowling- 
piece and yellow mare, and when he shall come of age Fifty 
pounds current lawful money of the State of New York, to 
him and his heirs forever — his birthright. 

Secondly, That it is my will that my beloved wife, Sarah 
Southerd, be real master of all m}' estate for the bringing up 
of all of my children while she remains my widow ; but if she 
should come to marry, then, if my Executors should think 
it most for the advantage of the estate and the benefit of the 
children, to sell the whole of my estate, both real and per- 
sonal, and to divide the same, share and share alike, with 
my beloved wife Sarah, Richard, Sarah, Jane, Catherine, 
Elizabeth, each to have an equal share and share alike 
between my wife and five children ; but if any should die 
before they come of age, and unmarried, so that they have 
no heirs, that moiety or share shall be equally divided among 
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ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 97 

their heirs and assigns forever, except that what was above- 
given, and my honest debts and funeral first paid. And I 
do hereby make and ordain my beloved wife Sarah South- 
ard and dear brothers Richard Southerd and Zebulon 
Southerd and Gilbert Southerd m\' sole Executors to this 
m)- last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set m)- hand and 
seal this twelfth day of November, One thousand seven 
hundred and seventy-nine. 



Daniei, Southard. 



Witnesses : 

Zebulon Southard. 
Thomas Southard. 
Cons Osborn. 



VI. Elias, b. Jan. , 1742; d. 1778; m. Nov. 2, 
1770, Elizabeth, dau. of William Roe, of Fish- 
kill, b. July I, 1750; d. July 16, 1807, and 
had children ; 

rt. Ruth, b. Dec. , 1773; d. Apr. 5, 1825; 
m. Jan. 13, 1793, Jacobus Monfort, of Fish- 
kill, b. , 1766; d. Mar. 23, 1825, and had 
children : 

1. Peter J., b. Aug. 31, 1795; d. Dec. ii, 

1830 ; m. Feb. 17, 1817, Hetty Velie. 

2. Elias, b. June 8, 1800 ; d. May i, 1842 ; m. 

Oct. 20, 1824, Elizabeth Swade. 



98 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

3. Cornelius, b. Oct. 10, 1803 ; d. Dec. 17, 

1823, unmarried. 

4. James J., b. Feb. 26, 1806; d. Aug. 30, 

1843 ; m. , Maria Johnson. 

5. Abraham, b. Aug. 10, 1814; m. Mar. 2, 

1837, Ann Maria Hoagland. 
b. Garritje, b. Nov. 8, 1774; d. Nov. 24, 1839; 
m. I'', May 25, 1795, Dow Cornell, b. June 
8, 1772; d. July 6, 1803; m. 2*^, 
John Myers, b. ; d. , and had 

children : 



1. Catherine Cornell, b. Apr. 30, 1796 ; d. Jan. 

29, 1811. 

2. Elizabeth Cornell, b. Mar. 14, 1798 ; d. July 

5, 1878 ; m. Mar. 18, 1818, Abraham 
Myers. 

3. John Cornell, b. Aug. 13, 1800; m. i", 

Phoebe Smith ; m. 2"^, Catherine Lawson. 

4. Elias Cornell, b. Jan. 13, 1803 ; m. 

Bishop. 

5. Samuel jNIyers, b. June 27, 1815; m. May 

31, 1843, Jane IMaria Vreeland. 



Elias Van Voorhis, although he appears to have favored 
the Tory party at the commencement of the Revolution, \vas 
nevertheless for some reason taken prisoner by the British 
in 1776, sent to New York City, and confined in the old 
Sugar-house Prison, where he died some time during the 
year 1778. He left no will, but an inventory of his personal 



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estate is recorded in the office of the Surrogate of the City 
and County of New York. 

Inventory taken Feb. 24, 
1779. 

Recorded in Liber A, of In- 
ventories, page 64. 



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of Duchess County, N. Y. (' 

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26 sheep, at los. a piece 

a hcffer, . 

a brown cow, . 

a red bull, 

a brockel-faced cow, 

a black cow, . 

a pied cow, 

a black cow, . 

2 calves, , 

a brown horse and brown 
a sow and 6 shotes, 
a waggon, 
a slay, 
an iron shod wood sled 

3 plows and an iron tooth harrow, 
wheat on the ground, 
3 pewter platters, . 
9 plates, . 
a dresser, 

3 basins, ... 
a lanthorn and cullender 
a tea table, 
a birch table, . 
a cubboard, 
a lookinglass, , 
a cradle, . 
6 earthen plates, 
a bedstead and furniture, 
a bedstead aiid furniture, 
a chest and 2 guns, . 



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To a sword and cartridge box 
" 3 oak butter tubs, . 
" a pair of handirons, 
" 6 keelers and stand, 
" a brass kettle, 
" an iron kettle, 
" an iron pot and churn, . 
" 4 pails, .... 
" a half bushel, . 
" a riddle, .... 
" 5 flour casks, . 
" a bo.\ with old iron, 
" a square and 4 jiths, 
" 2 augers and saw and draw kn 
" a neck yoke, . 
" 7 clebbesses, . 
" 5 hogsheads and 3 barrels, 
" a tierce and leach tub, . 
" 2 wash tubs, . 
" a cheese press and 3 casks 
" a beetle and wedges and 2 axe 
" a fan, 

" 2 forks and a shovel 
" 2 weeding hoes and a mattock 
" 10 chairs, 
" an iron pot, 
" a negro wench, 
" a yoke of oxen, 
" hard money, . 
" Continental money, 
" book debt, 
" money upon bond. 

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Duchess County, ss. : Be it remembered, that on the 
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thousand seven hundred and eighty, personally came and 
appeared before me, Gilbert Livingston, Surrogate of the 
County aforesaid, Elizabeth Van Voorhees, administratrix 
of Elias Van Voorhees, deceased, and being sworn, on her 
oath declared that the within writing, signed b}' her the de- 
ponent, contains a true and perfect Inventory of all and sin- 
gular the goods, chattels, and credits, which were of the 
said Elias Van Voorhees, as far as had come to her hands 
possession or knowledge, or into the hands or possession 
of any person or persons in {rust for her, to her knowledge- 

Gilbert Livingston, 

Surrogate. 

Elias Van Voorhis was one of the witnesses to the 

"^ Will dated Mar. 17, 1771. 
Will of Jacob Filkin, of ! Original in possession of Wil- 
Duchess County, N. Y. ( liam Henry Van Voorhis, 
J of Fishkill on the Hudson. 
Will mentions : 

His sister Catherine, and leaves her sole legatee, 
on condition that she will support his sister Jane 
during her lifetime. 
Executors : 

His sister Catherine Van Voorhees. 
His friends Henry Van Voorhis. 
Daniel Van Voorhis. 
Witnesses : 

John Davis. 
Elies Van Vorhis. 

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Elizabeth Roe, widow of Elias Van Voorhis, m. 2'^ Cornelius 
Bogardus, of Fishkill, b. , 1758; d. July 6, 1811, 

and had children : 



Hannah Monfort. 



In the office of the Surrogate of Duchess County is re- 
corded the will of 

William Roe, of Fishkill, ] Will dated Nov. 19, 1766. 
Duchess County. j Recorded Liber i, p. 51. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, William Roe, of Rum- 
bout Precinct, in Duchess County and Province of New 
York, being in perfect health of body and of sound memory, 
blessed be God, do this nineteenth day of November, in the 
seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George 
the Third, and in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand 
seven hundred and sixty-six, make and publish this my last 
Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to say : 

First, It is my Will, and I do order that all my just debts 
and funeral charges be satisfied and paid out of my estate 
by my Executors. Item : It is my Will that my farm last 
purchased, once in the possession of James Cunningham, 
be sold at Public Vendue to the highest bidder, and the 
monies arising therefrom be equalh' divided amongst my 
eight daughters, viz., Deborah Roe, Mary Roe, Anney Roe, 
Elizabeth Roe, Hannah Roe, Shusannah Roe, Phoebe Roe, 



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and Massey Roe, each to enjoy an equal sliare, them and 
their heirs forever. Also I give and bequeath to my well 
beloved son, David Roe, the farm I now live upon, together 
with that Fifty acres which formerly belonged to Henry 
Monfort, including my dwelling-house and barns and all 
other my office houses, to enjoy the same, him and his heirs 
forever. Item : It is also my will, and I do order, that my 
well beloved wife, my two daughters, and my son David 
live together as formerly, and that no division be made, nor 
any of my farming implements be sold or disposed of until 
my son David Roe is of age. Item : It is my will that my 
well beloved wife, Shusannah Roe, have an honorable main- 
tenance as long as she remains my widow ; but if my widow- 
shall marry, what I here bequeath unto her, viz., my negro 
wench Sail, my chaise with horse and furniture, also her 
bed and furniture, and two cows, to hold to her during her 
natural life, she making no waste or destruction thereof; 
from and after her decease I give and bequeath the same to 
my above named eight daughters, each of them an equal 
share. Item : It is my will that all of my movable estate 
be equally divided amongst my above mentioned eight 
daughters, each of them to have an equal share, and to en- 
joy the same, them and their heirs forever. Item : It is 
also my will that if any of my three youngest children 
should die before marriage, that then the estate here willed 
to them shall be equally divided amongst the rest of my 
surviving cliildren. Item : It is also my will that my two 
daughters, Shusannah Roe and Phoebe Roe, have the back- 
room in the northeast end of my dwelling-house as a house 
or place of residence while they, or either of them, remain 
single ; but after marriage them, or either of them, have no 
right to said room. Item : It is my will that my farm above 
willed to be sold, be sold as soon as possible after my de- 



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cease, and that all the cattle or creatures be sold as my 
Executors think can be best spared, but by no means to 
strip the farm I now live upon of such creatures as shall be 
necessary to support the same, and that my well beloved 
wife enjoy her power of government in her family as a 
parent. Lastly, I make and ordain my brother Benjamin 
Roe and Joseph Thurston Executors of this my Will, for 
the interests and purposes in the same contained, to see the 
same performed according to my true intent and meaning. 

In witness whereof, I, the said William Roe, have to this, 
my last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal the day 
and year first above written. 

William Roe. 

Signed, sealed, and delivered by the said William Roe, as 
and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us 
who were at the signing and sealing thereof. 

Peter Monfort. 

Jacob Ward. 

John Sheerer. 



VII. Jannetje, bap. i\Iar. 2, 1746; d. ; m. 

(marriage license dated Dec. 19, 1763), Zebu- 
Ion Southard, of Fishkill, b. ; d. ; 
Will proved iSIar. 11, 1788, and had children : 

a. Zeb.ulon, b. May 11, 1777 ; d. Oct. 20, 1854; 

m. Nov. II, 1S09, Catherine Van Voorhis, 
b. Sept. 27, 1777; d. May 13, 1854. 

b. Sarah, b. ; d. ; m. , Henry 

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c. Catherine, b. ; d. ; m. 

Thomas Poycr. 

d. Elizabeth, b. ; d. ; m. 

Rulof Phillips. 



The will of Zebulon Southard is recorded in the office of 
the Surrogate of Duchess County. 

Zebulon Southard, of "j Will dated May 28, 1782. 
Fishkill, Duchess County, -Proved March 11, 1788. 
New York. j Recorded in Liber A, p. 64. 

In the name of God, Amen ! I, Zebulun Southard, of 
Fishkill, Duchess County, State of New York, Farmer, 
being very sick and weak, but of perfect mind and memory, 
thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality 
of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men 
once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament, that is to say: Principally and first of all I give 
and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God 
that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be 
burried in a decent burial at the discretion of my Executors, 
nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall 
receive the same again by the mighty power of God ; and 
as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased 
God to bless me in this life, I give, devise, and dispose of 
the same in manner following, that is to say: All my 
funeral charges and just debts paid, I will that my wife Jane, 
my daughter Catherine, and my son Zebulun each have one 
feather bed and bedding, alike in quality, and the child my 
wife Jane is now pregnant with one bed and bedding equal 
as the other children. I will my Executors to sell as much of 
my personal estate, as soon as convenient, to pay my debts. 



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excepting- m)' negro, and if they cannot conveniantly keep 
him, to be sold. I will my said farm I now live on to be 
kept for my wife and children until my children are of age, 
and tliey brouglit up at the discretion of my Executors on 
said farm, and then to be sold, and tlie money arising from 
said farm to be equally divided between my wife Jane, my 
daughter Sarah, my daughter Catherine, and my son Zebu- 
lun, and the child ni}' wife Jane is now pregnant with, equally 
alike, to them and their heirs forever. And Lastl)', I do 
nominate, con.stitute, make and ordain this, that Richard 
Southard, Senior; Richard Southard, Junior; Gilbert 
Southard and Rudolph Phillips, my Executors of this my 
last Will and Testament, and hereby utterly disallow, re- 
voke and disannull all and every other Testaments, Wills 
by me in anyways before made, ratifying and confirming 
this and no other to be m}' last W^ill and Testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
this twenty-eighth day of Ma}', and in the }'ear of our Lord 
Christ One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two. 

Zebulun Southard. 
Witnesses : 

Evert W. Swart. 

John Bailev. 

Jeremiah Cooper. 



D. 3. JoilANXis Van Yooriiees, Junior, is mentioned in 
the will of his father, Johannes Coerte Van Voor- 
hees, and also in his family Bible, as being born 
Aug. 6, 1708, and married Sept. 30, 173 1. He has 
already been named as having been a Freeholder, 
according to the list made by the Sheriff of Duchess 
Co., Aug. 28, 1740. 



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In the Records of baptism of the Dutch Church, Fishkill 
ViHage, are the foUou'ing baptisms : 

Parents. Children. Sponsors. 

JOHANNis Van Vookhi:ks Sara, . . 

and bap. Oct. i, 1732. 

Gkrkitji; Van Benschol:ti:n. •• Saka Van Br.NscHOUTEN. 

JOHANNis Van Vooriieps Barbakktjk, Johannks Van Vooriiees 

and bap. Nov. 10, 1733. and 

Gekkitje Van Bi-NSCHOUTLN. .'. Barbara Van Dvck. 

JOHANNIS Van Vooriiees Katrkna. Elias Van Benschouten 

and bap. Oct. 6, 1735. and 

Gerritje Van Benschouten. Katrina Hyse. 

John Van Voorhees Johannis, Johannes Van Voorhees 

and bap. May i, 1737. and 

Gerritje Van Benschouten. Barbara Van Dyck. 

Johannis Van Voorhees Ja'nnetje, Robert Britt 

and bap. Mar. 2, 1746. and 

Gerritje Van Benschouten. • Catherine Dubois. 



In the Records of baptism of the Dutch Church at Pough- 
keepsie are the following baptisms : 

Parents. Children. Sponsors. 

Johannis Van Voorhees Sara. Tuenis Van Benschouten 

and bap. May — , 1740. and 
Gerritje Van Benschouten. Antie . 

Johannis Van Vooriiees Elias, Elias Van Benschouten 

and born Jan. — , 1742. and 

Gerritje Van Benschouten. Catrena Hyse. 



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The will of Johannis Van Voorhees, Junior, of Rombout 
Precinct, Duchess County, N. Y., is recorded in the Surro- 
gate's Ofhce of the City and County of New York : 

Johannis Van Voorhees, ] Will dated Jan. 27, 1746. 

Junior, of Rombout Pre- V Proved Apr. 5, 1750. 
' cinct, Duchess Co., N. Y. j Recorded Liber 18, p. 91. 

In the name of God, Amen ! The twenty-seventh daj' of 
January, in the twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign 
Lord, George the second of Great Brittain, Anno Dom. 
1746, I, Johannis Van Voorhees, Junior, of Rombout Pre- 
cinct, in Duchess County, sick and weak in body, but of 
good and in perfect memory — thanks be to the Almighty 
God therefor — do make this mj' last Will and Testament, 
in manner and form following, that is to say : First, I rec- 
ommend my soul unto the Almighty God who gave it and 
my body to the earth, to be burried in such decent and 
christianlike manner, and in such place as by my Executors 
hereafter named shall be thought fit and expediant, hoping 
for a glorious resurrection at the last day. Imprimis : it is 
my will that all my just debts and funeral charges be first 
paid, and then I do give, grant, devise, and bequeath unto 
my loving wife Garritje the two hundred acres of land join- 
ing to my brother Corte's land, with all the improvements 
thereon, house and barn and orchard, as long as she remains 
in this life, and also the moveables of my estate as long as 
she remains my widow ; but when she comes to marry again, 
the moveables or personal estate all to be given to my daugh- 
ters at the time when they come of age or come to marry ; 
and I give to my son Johannes one hundred and fifty and 
five acres of my woodland, and I give to my son Elias one 
hundred and forty and five acres of my woodland, to his 
heirs and assigns ; and my son Johannes and my son Elias 



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to divide the said land according to quantity and quality, 
and my daughter Barbaratie, and my daughter Catrena, 
and my daughter Sare, and m.y daughter Jannctie, all to 
have an equal share of my moveable estate ; and if any one 
of my children should come to die without having any heirs, 
then that share to become an equal share among the rest ; 
and any other children that I shall procure from my said 
wife shall have their share as much in valley as any of the 
rest of my children which I have mentioned, in the two 
hundred acres of land, with the improvements, after my 
wife's decease, and all my children which I have mentioned 
shall have an equal share in the two hundred acres which I 
give to my wife, after her decease ; and if any comes to die 
without having any heirs, then that to become an equal share 
among the rest. Hereby I make and ordain my loving 
wife Garritje, and my brother Coort Van Voorhees, and my 
brother-in-law, Thunis Van ]3enscoten, my Executors of 
this my last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof 1 have hereunto set my hand and seal 
the day and year above written. 

JOHANNis Van Vooriiees. 

Sealed and signed in the presence of us. 

John Brinkerhoff. 
Catryna Van Voorhees. 
Jannetje Brinkerhoff. 

Signature of Johannis Van Voorhees, Junior, taken from the 
Records of the Dutch Church, at Fishkill Village. 



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Gerritje Van Bcnschoutcn, widow of Johannis Van Voor- 
hees, Junior, married Lewis Dubois ; thereupon letters of 
administration, with the will annexed, were granted to 
Teunis Van Benschouten and Gerrit Dubois. 



Estate of Johannis Van 
VOORHEES, Jr., of Rom- 
bout Precinct, Duchess 
Co., N. Y. 



Letters of Administration, 
with the will annexed. 

Dated Feb. i, 1756. 

Recorded in the Surrogate's 
Ofiice of the City and 
County of New York, in 
Liber 18 of Wills, p. 370. 



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FIFTH GENERATION- (Continued) 
Of the Line of Descent of William Roc Va7i Voorhis. 



D. 4. Zacharias Van Voorhees, son of Johannes Coerte 

\ Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. Dec. 10, 

: 1710; d. Jan. 20, 1784; unmarried. His will is 

recorded in the Surrogate's Office of New York 

City. 



MIS, ] Will dated Jan. 27, 1783. 
Du- -Proved Feb. 2-] , 1784. 



Zacharias Van Voorhis, 
of Rombout Precinct, 
chess County, N. Y. ) Recorded Liber 36, p. 410. 

In tlie name of God, Amen! I, Zacharias Van Voorhis, 
of Rombout Precinct, in Duchess County in the State of 
New York, Yeoman, in health and of sound memory — 
blessed be God therefor — do this twenty-seventh day of 
January, in the year of our Lord Christ, One thousand 
seven hundred and eighty-three, make and publish this my 
last Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to 
say, Imprimis: I commend my soul into the hands of 
Almighty God, and my body to the earth from whence it 
came, in hopes of a joyful resurrection at the last day ; and 
as for that worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to 
bless me, after payment of my just debts and funeral ex- 
penses by my Executors hereinafter named, I give, devise, 
and dispose thereof as foUoweth. Item : I give, devise. 



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and bequeath unto my well beloved nephew, Henry Van 
Voorhis, son of my brother, Coart Van Voorhis, one-half 
of my farm whereon Abraham Van Voorhis now lives, to 
him and his heirs and assigns forever ; also my gun and one 
of my best horses. Item : I give, devise, and bequeath 
unto my well beloved nephew, John Van Voorhis, son of 
my brother John Van Voorhis, deceased, the other half part 
of my said farm whereon said Abraham Van Voorhis now 
lives, to him and his heirs and assigns forever ; but it is my 
will, order, and desire that when my farm as aforesaid is 
divided between my said nephews, Henry and John Van 
Voorhis, the strictest justice is to be done to each of them. 
Item : I give and bequeath unto my well beloved nephew, 
Jacob Van Voorhis, son of my brother Jacob Van Voorhis, 
deceased, my farm whereon I now live, supposed to contain 
four hundred acres, together with my dwelling house and 
outbuildings thereon, to him and his assigns forever, as also 
all my personal estate, save only one of my best horses and 
gun to Henry Van Voorhis, son of Coart Van Voorhis. As 
such of my negroes as are hereafter named, who are imme- 
diately after my decease to be made free ; and moreover it 
is hereby perfectly to be understood that for and in consid- 
eration of my giving, devising, and bequeathing unto my 
said nephew, Jacob Van Voorhis as aforesaid, all my farm 
whereon I now live, with my personal estate, subject to the 
above exceptions, my order, will, and desire is that my said 
nephew, Jacob Van Voorhis, pays or causes to be paid the 
following sums of money, in Gold and Silver, to the persons 
hereafter named. Item : I give and bequeath unto my 
well beloved nieces, Kathcrinc and Jane Van Voorhis, 
daughters of my brother Jacob Van Voorhis, deceased, 
six hundred pounds in gold and silver, to be raised and 
levied out of the farm whereon I now live and my personal 



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estate, and to be paid unto the said Katherine and Jane 
Van Voorhis in twelve months after my decease, which sum 
of money as aforesaid is to be equally divided between them, 
tiieir heirs and assigns forever. Item : I give and bequeath 
unto my well beloved nephew, John Van Voorhis, son of 
my brother Jacob Van Voorhis, deceased, the sum of three 
hundred pounds, to be paid to him, the said John Van 
\''oorhis, in twelve months after m)' decease, w^hich sum of 
money is to be raised and levied out of the farm whereon I 
live and out of the personal estate, and to be paid to him. 
the sai-d John Van Voorhis, his heirs and assigns forever. 
Item : I give and bequeath unto my loving sister, Gai-ache\- 
Brinkerhoff, the sum of three hundred pounds, to be paid 
to the said Garachey Brinkerhoff in two years after m}- 
decease, out of the farm whereon I now live and out of 
my personal estate. Item : I give and bequeath unto m\- 
\vell beloved nephew Zacharia Van Voorhis, son of m\' 
brother Coart, and my godson, the sum of one hundred 
pounds, to be paid unto him, the said Zacharia Van Voor- 
his, in three years after my detease, out of the farm whereon 
I now live and my personal estate, to him, his heirs and 
assigns forever. Item : I give and bequeath unto ni}- 
brother's and sister's children not heretofore mentioned the 
sum of two hundred and forty pounds, which sum of nione\- 
is to be paid theiii out of my farm whereon I now live and 
my personal estate, in four years after my decease, which 
sum of mone)', as aforesaid, is to be divided equally between 
them, their heirs and assigns forever. Item : I give unto 
my negro men, Mink, Henry, and Sam, and my negro 
wench Massey, their full and entire freedom, to come and 
go, act and do whatever is lawful for the support or mainte- 
nance of themselves ; moreover, my will, order, and desire is 
that when my negroes as aforesaid ha\e their liberty, it is 
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not my intention to throw them adrift, \vliercby I am now 
instigated, but that I may commemorate their faithful ser- 
vices to my own person and interest, my I^xecutors are to 
oversee them for good and to help them in case any person 
or persons should aim to cheat or defraud them of their 
earnings. It is also my particular desire that, as soon as my 
body is decently interred, that my said executors will please 
to order my said negroes into that appartment in my house 
where I died, and there in the most solomn manner pro- 
claim to them their freedom and my desire that they will 
strive to live soberly and righteously and godly ; with re- 
spect to my negro children, namely, Charles, Nick, Tom, 
Abe, and Peg, it is my will, order and desire that my said 
Executors put them out to such of my relatives as in the 
opinion of said Executors will use them well and will engage 
to teach or cause them to be taught to read the Scriptures, 
until such time as they arrive of lawful age, when my said 
negro children as aforesaid are to have their freedom. With 
regard to my other negroes, to wit, Peter, Tone, and Mary, 
I give and becpieath them to my affectionate and loving 
nephew Jacob Van Voorhis, son of my brother Jacob Van 
Voorhis, deceased, to him and his heirs and assigns forever. 
Lastly, I do by these i)rescnts nominate, constitute and ap- 
point my said nephews Henry Van Voorhis, son of Coart 
Van Voorhis, Jacob Van Voorhis, son of Jacob Van Voor- 
his, deceased, and John Van Voorhis, son of John Van 
Voorhis, deceased. Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament, liereby revoking all former and other Wills and 
Testaments heretofore b}' me made, ratifying and conhrm- 
ing this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 

In w itness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
the day and year first above written. 

Zaciuas Van Voorhls. 



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Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the testator, 
Zacharias Y^n Voorhis, as and for his last Will and Testa- 
ment, in the presence and hearing of us the subscribers, who 
subscribed our names in the presence of the testator and at 
his request. 

Be it remembered that before the ensealing of this my last 
Will and Testament, the words " and gun," " be," " them," 
were interlined ; and that the reason why 1 have given the 
greatest share of my estate to my nephew, Jacob Van Voor- 
his, son of my brother, Jacob Van Voorhis, deceased, is 
because I and said Jacob Van Voorhis' father got the greatest 
part of our estate in partnership. The fu'st attempt at sign- 
ing was not room therefor ; the second was done in the 
presence of us the witnesses. 

Zacrias Van Voorhis. 
Witnesses : 

Daniel Terbos. 

Peter Bogardus, Jr. 

Isaac S. Sebring. ■ , 



D. 5. Gerrit Van Vooriiees, son of Johannes Coerte 
Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. Mar. 13, 
1713- 

The name of this son Gerrit does not appear in the will 
of his father, nor has any information concerning him been 
obtained by the writer, lie may have died in infancy. 



D. 6. Maria Van Vooriiees, dau. of Johannes Coerte 
Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. Sept. 16, 
1716 ; d. ; m. June 12, 1739, Elias Du Bois, 

b. ; d. ; will proved Oct. 16, 1786, and 

had children : 



Il6 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROK VAN VOOKHIS. 

I. J-ohannis, bap. Apr. lO, 1743. 
II. Abraham, bap. Apr. 2, 1745. 

III. Sara, b. Apr. 30, 1747 ; d. ; m. , Dun- 

can Graham. 

IV. Barbara, b. ; d. ; m. , Adrian 

Couenlioven. 



In the Records of Baptisms of the Dutcli Church, Fish- 
kill Village, are recorded the above first two baptisms. 

Parents. Children. Sponsors. 

Ki.is.A. Dubois Joiiannis, Joii.\nnes V.\n Voorhees 

and bnp. .Apr. lo, 1743. and 

.Marya Van Vookheks. Barbara Van Dyck. 

Ki.isA Du Bois Abraham, * 

and bap. .Aj^r.' 2, 1743. ■ '< 
Makya V.\.n \'ookheks. 



In the family J^ible of Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees is 
the following Entr\' by I'^lesa Dubois. 

" my daughter Sara was born Apr. 30, 1747." 



Elias Dubois married a second time after the death of 
Maria Van Voorhees, according to his will, which mentions 
his wife Sarah. ______ 

The will of Elias Du. Bois is recorded in the Surrogate's 
Office of the Cit)- and County of New York. 

Eltsa Du Bors, of Rom- \ Will dated Oct. 20, 1783. 

bout Precinct, Duchess - Proved Oct. 16, 1786. 

Count}-, N. \. ) Recorded in Liber 39, p. 336. 

In the name of God, Amen ! The twentieth of October, 
in the year of our Lord One thousand seven lunidred and 
eighty-three, I, k^lisa Du Bois. of Rumbout Precinct in Duch- 
ess County, in the State of New York, Farmer, being weak 



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in body, but of sound and perfect understanding, blessed be 
God, do make, constitute, and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say : 
First, I commit my soul in the hands of God who gave it 
me, and m)- body to be decently burried at discretion of my 
Executors hereafter named, with a sure and certain hope of 
resurrection at the last day ; and as touching such worldly 
estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and 
bequeath in manner following. Item : 1 give and bequeath 
unto my loving wife, Sarah Du Bois, One hundred and sixty 
pounds, to be paid out of my Estate, and one room in the 
house I now live in to her use as long as she lives. Item : I 
also give unto my loving wife, Sarah Du Bois, Seventy pounds 
Continental money, now in bank at Albany, which Seventy 
pounds, being her property from the estate of her first hus- 
band, but being put in bank togather with another sum of 
money of my own, the obligation being given in my name. 
Item : I give and bequeath unto my grandson, Elisha Du 
Bois, son of ni)- late son John Du Bois, the house and farm I 
now live on, with all the outhouses and barns thereon erected, 
and also m}' negro man named King, he paying out of the 
same One hundred pounds to the children of my daughter 
Sarah, now the wife of Duncan Graham, and also One hun- 
dred pounds to the children of my daughter Barbara, now the 
wife of Adrian Couenhoven. Item : I give unto my daughter 
Barbara my negro girl named Peg. It is my will, and I do 
hereby order and direct, that all my just debts and funeral 
expenses shall first well and truly be paid out of my personal 
estate before any division shall be made. Item : It is my will, 
and I do hereby order and direct, that all my household furni- 
ture, togather with all my horses, cow^s, sheep, oxen, hogs, 
plows, harrows, and all my farming utensils, togather with 
the farm and buildings thereon erected, shall be sold by my 



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Executors at Public Vendue in some short and conveniant 
time after my decease ; I mean the house and farm whereon 
Duncan Graham now Hves, in Pouglikecpsie Precinct in 
Duchess County, in the State of New York, and the money 
arisin^^ therefrom to go to the children of my daughter 
Sarah, now the wife of Duncan Graham, and the children of 
my daughter Barbara, now the wife of Adrian Couenhoven, 
or as many of them as shall be alive, to be divided among 
them, share and share alike. Item ; it is my will, and I do 
hereby order and direct, that if my grandson, Elisha Du 
Bois, should die without issue, that then the farm and negro 
man to him bequeathed shall be sold at Public Vendue, and 
the money arising therefrom to go to the children of my two 
daughters, Sarah and ]]arbara, or as many of them as shall 
then be alive, share and share alike. And lastly, I do here- 
by nominate and appoint Matthew Van Benschouten, Obe- 
diah W. Cooper, and Adrian Couenhoven to be P^xecutors 
of this my last Will and Testament, utterly disallowing and 
.revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made, confirm- 
ing this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
the day and year first above written. 

Elisa Du Bois. 
Witnesses : ISAAC VAN HoOK. 

John Hauk. 
William Cooper. 



D. 7. Hendrick Van Vooriiees, son of Johannes Coerte 
Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. Mar. 20, 
1719; drowned Nov. 4, 1745. 

The above is from the famil)- Bible of Johannes Coerte 
Van Voorhees, and no further information concerning him 
has been obtained by the writer. 



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D. 8. Jacob Van Vooriiees, Senior, son of Johannes 

Coerte Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. 

Oct. 14, 1723; d. Jan. 17, 1780; will proved Apr. 5, 

1784 ; m. I"', Oct. 27, 1750, Catherine, dau. of Peter 

- Mesier, of New York City, bap. Apr. 21, 1723 ; d. 

; m. 2"*, Feb. 13, 1758, Trocy, or Froye 

• ' Myer ; b. ; d. ; m. 3'^, Aug. i, 1769, 

Sarah White (a widow) ; b. ; d. June , 

1788, and had children : 

I. Jacob, b. Aug. 14, 1755 ; d. ; m. Jan. 24, 

1781, Martha, dau. of Jonathan Haight, b. ; 

d. , and had children : 

a. Jacob, b. Feb. 26, 1786 ; d. Sept. 18, 1842 ; m. 
, 1813, Maria F., dau. of Ebenczer Dib- 
blee, of Pine Plains, Duchess Co. ; b. Sept. I, 
1791 ; d. Feb. 8, 1880, and had children : 

1. William Haight, b. , 1814 ; d. Nov. 21, 

1826, unmarried. 

2. Helen Maria, b. , 1815; d. Feb. 24, 

1842 ; m. Benjamin A. Mumford. 

3. Edward Dibblee, b. , 1817 ; d. Aug. 

"^1 1 1845, unmarried. 

4. Robert Dorlon, b, , 1819 ; d. July 5, 

1849, unmarried. 

5. Chauncy, b. , 1821 ; d. May 13, 1827, 

unmarried. 

6. Martha Mandeville, b. , 1826 ; d. Jan. 

3, 1855 ; m. Benjamin A. Mumfjrd.- 

7. Henry, b. , 1829; d. April 28, 1S61. 

8. Eliza Whitlock, b. , 1834. 



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b. Catherine, b. ; d. ; m. , Isaac 

Dubois, of Catskill, N. Y. ; b. Dec. 13, 17S0; 
d. Aug. 23, 1850, and had children : 

1. John, b. ; m. in 1830, in South Amer- 

ica, where he died. 

2. Martha Jane, b. ; m. Samuel I^ogardus. 

3. James B., b. ; m. Agnes Kelly. 

4. Samuel, b. ; d. Mar. 17, 1876; m. , 
.■ Rebecca Riley. 

-. - : 5. Alfred, b. 

6. Sarah, b. ; m. , Philo Dubois. 

7. Isaac, b. Apr. 14, 181 8 ; m. , Eliza 

Brower. 

8. Catherine, b. ; d. ; m. , John 

Putnam. 

c. Susan Haight, b. Mar. 24, 1794 ; d. Sept. 7, 1875 ; 

m. Dec. 14, 1817, Henry Ashley, of Catskill, 
N. Y.; b. Feb. 10, 1778; d. Feb, 14, 1829, 
and had children : 

1. Henry, b. Mar. 19, 1819; m. Sept. 22, 1841, 

Ann E. Crosby. 

2. George, b. Nov. 2, 1820 ; m. Nov. 6, 1845, 

Helen M. L. Nolton. 

3. Clarence, b. July 24, 1824; d. Jan. i, 1878; 

m. Jan. 6. 1852, Emily F. Fairchild. 

4. Charles, b. Apr. 26, 1826 ; d. Nov. 27, 1826. 

5. Charles, b. Dec. 19, 1827; m. Feb. 4, 1852, 

Virginia C. Searle. 



D. 8. I. Jacob Van Voorhis, Junior, eldest son of Jacob 
Van Voorhees and Catherine Mesier, was, jointly with his 



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brother John, a legatee under the will of his grandfatlier, 
Peter Mesier. 

"] Will dated Oct. 2, 1765. 
PeterMesier, ofNew York ! Proved June i, 1784. 

City. j Recorded, N. Y. City Surro- 

J gate's office. Liber 36, p. 525. 
Will recites : 

He gives his eldest son, Abraham Mesier, the corner house 
and lot of ground wlierein the said Abraliam Alesier now 
lives. He gives his son, Peter ?klesier, Junior, the corner 
house and lot of ground wherein the said Peter Mesier. Junior, 
now lives. He gives his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Abra- 
ham Bussing, the house and lot of ground wherein the said 
Abraham Bussing now lives. He gives to his two grand- 
children, Jacob Van Voorhis, Junior, and John Van Voorhis. 
children of my daughter Catherine, deceased, wife of Jacob 
Van Voorhis, the house and lot of ground wherein Jacob 
Van Voorhis now lives, in the West Ward, on the South 
side of Courtlandt Street, and to their heirs and assigns 
forever. But if one of his grandchildren shall happen to 
die before they come to years of maturity or have lawful 
issue, in such case it shall fall to the survivor, his heirs and 
assigns forever. He directs that the remainder of his real 
and personal estate shall, within five years after his decease, 
be equally divided into four equal parts, and gives to Abra- 
ham Mesier the one-fourth part, to Peter JNIesicr, Junior, the 
one- fourth part, to his daughter h^lizabeth the one-fourth part, 
andtohisgrandchildren.Jacob Van Voorhis, Junior, and John 
VanVoorhis, the one-fourth part. He leaves as his Executors 
his two sons, Abraham ]\Iesier and Peter Mesier, Junior. 

Witnesses to his will ; JoiiN Van Dalson. 

Marselus Gerbrants. 
Henry Sickels. 



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D. 8. I. Jacob Van Voorhis, Jr., was a merchant, first at 
F'ish'kill Landing, Duchess Co., and afterward at New York 
City. ■ , , ;., 

The following advertisements, announcements, etc., are 
from The Nciu York Packet aJid American Advertiser, pub- 
lished by Samuel Loudon, at Fishkill, during the Revolu- 
tion : 

N'ezv York Packet, issue of June IQ, 1779. 

"Jacob Van Voorhis Jr. has for Sale at Major Daniel 
Terbos', the following articles suitable for the season 

Broadcloths 

Velvets 

Irish linens 

&c &c &c." 

Nezv York Packet, issue of Feb. i, 178 1. 

" Jacob Van Voorhis has opened a Store at the house of 
Mrs Haight at Fishkill Landing, consisting of an assort- 
ment of goods suitable for the season, viz Scarlet, blue, 
white, buff and snuff colored broadcloths &c &c &c." 

New York Packet, issue of Feb. 8, 17S1. 

" Married on the 24th ult. Mr. Jacob Van Voorhis late 
of New York merchant, to the amiable and agreeable Miss 
Martha Haight of Fishkill Landing." 

New York Packet, issue of Jan. 3, 1782. 

" Mesier and Van Voorhis, have for sale at their Store 
Fishkill Landing, an assortment of European and India 
Goods, likewise Ironmongery, Cutlry &c. Port and Tene- 
riffe Wines, and West India Rum. The above articles will 
be disposed of cheap for cash or good wheat." 



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Nezv York Packet, issue of April 25, 17S2. 

" All persons having any demands against the subscribers 
are requested to send in their accounts, and all those in- 
debted to them either by Bond, Note, or Book debt are 
desired to settle their accounts by the r* day of June next 
cnsueing. On failure they will be put in suit against them 
without further notice. 

Mesier and Van Vookiiis 

Fishkill Landing " 

Nezv York Packet, issue of June 13, 17S2. 

'* Mesier and Van Voorhis have for sale at their Store at 
Fishkill Landing, the following articles 

Broadcloths of \arious colors 

Bath and common Coatings 

Flannels, Ratinets and Schalloons 

Durants and Tammies 

Corduroys and Jeans 

Callimancoes and Mooreens 

Hair and Worsted Plush 

Camblets, Ro\'al laval linens 

Britannias, Russia and French sheetings 

Cambrics, Lawns, and Muslins 

Calicoes and Chintzs 

Black and white Gauze 

Black, white and pink Satins 

Persians and Satinets 

Barcelona and I^andanna H'k'fs 

Black and white lace and Edging 

Men and womans worsted thread and silk Mose ' 

Hair powder of excellent quality &c. &c. &c. 

The above articles will be sold by wholesale or retail For 



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Cash, The Hon. Robert Morris' Notes, Paymaster General's 
Notes, or New York Certificates." 

A'C7i' York Packet, issue of June 13, 17S2. 

" All persons having any claim against the Estate of Capt. 
Jonatlian Haight dcc'\ either by Bond, Note, or Book debt, 
are requested to send in their accounts to the subscribers, 
properly adjusted in order for a settlement. And all those 
who are indebted to said Estate are hereby desired to make 
payment by the first day of July next ensueing, on failure of 
which the accounts of the Estate will be put into the hands 
of an Attorney. 

William Van Wvck, ) 
Jacob Van Voorhis, [ ^-^^cutors. 
Fishkill Landing, May ii, 1782." 



D. 8. I. Jacob Van Voorhis, Junior, was a merchant in 
New York City in the year 1787, as appears by the follow- 
ing deed recorded in the Register's office, New York City. 

Samuel IIaigiit and Jacob \ 

Van Voorhis, of New i Deed of Assignment. 

York City, f Dated Nov. 24, 1787. 

To I Recorded Oct. 4, 1792, Liber 

John Lawrence and Ef- \ 48, p. 258. 

fingham Lawrence. j 

Deed recites : 

" Whereas the said Samuel Haight and Jacob Van Voorhis, 
under the style and firm of Haight and Van Voorhis, are 
indebted to the said John Lawrence in a sum of money ex- 
ceeding £700, and unto the said Effingham Lawrence in a 
sum of money exceeding ;{^20OO, for the payment whereof 



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the said Samuel Haight and Jacob Van Vooihis have agreed 
to grant and assign unto the said John Lawrence and Ef- 
fingham Lawrence all and singular the debts specified in the 
Schedule hereunto annexed." 

This Schedule includes among others the following debts : 



Jacob Van V'oorhis, of Fishkill Landing, 

John Van \'oorhis, of New York, 

Peter Mesier, of New York, 

Henry Van Voorhis, of Fishkill, 

Jane Brinkerhoff, of Fishkill, 

Abraham Mesier, of New York, 

A mortgage on the farm of J. Van Voorhis, 



Also another deed : 

Jacob Van Voorhis, of the 

City of New York, and 

Martha, his wife, 
To 
Daniel Lawrence, of said 

City, Tailor. 

Conve}'s his half of the premises left him by his grand 
father jointly with his brother John V^an Voorhis. 



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Dated Nov. 23, 1784. 
Recorded Sept. 5,1801, Liber 

61, p. 6. 
Consideration ^300. 



In the New York City Directory for the year 1786 appears 
the firm name of Haight and Van Voorhies, merchants, 
number 9 Dock Street. 



IL John, b. Nov. 14, 1756; d. 
McKnight ; b. ; d. 

fine Fine, b. ; d, 

1808, Jane Denniston, b. 
had children : 



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a. Robert, b. Nov. 29, 1784. 

b. Catherine Mesier, b. June 19, 1786. 

c. Mary, b. Feb. 15, 17S9; cl. Nov. 13, 1789. 

d. John, b. Jan. 15, 1795 ; d. Feb. 16, 1843. 

e. Henry, b. Jan. 28, 1798. 



D. 8. II. John Van Voorhis, second son of Jacob Van 
Voorhees and Cathernie Mesier, describes himself as mariner 
and trader in a deed made by him Jan. 21, 1788, recorded in 
the Register's office, New York City. 

John Van Voorhis, mari 

ner and Trader, i i^ 1 r a • 

/ Deed of Assignment. 

^ , ,, f Dated Jan. 21, 1788. 

John Atkinson and Tran- > ^-, , , t 
•' . TVT 1 1 Recorded Tune 21, 1817. 

CIS Atkinson, Merchants I ^ ., - „ ' ' 

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V and Copartners, ot New \ 

. York City. / 

Deed recites : 

" Whereas John Van Voorhis is justl}- indebted to divers 
persons, S:c., &:c. He grants bargains and sells to the said 
John Atkinson and Francis Atkinson all the lands, tene- 
ments, hereditaments, goods, chattels, stock in trade, debts 
and effects (wearing apparel and household furniture ex- 
cepted), particularly all the right, title, and interest, claim and 
equity, of the said John Van Voorhis of and to an undivided 
part or share of a lot of ground lying and being upon the 
Dock between Dey, Street and Courtlandt Street, which was 
bequeathed him by his grandfather, Peter Mesier, jointly 
with his brother, Jacob Van \"oorhis, Abraham ?^Iesier, 
Peter Mesier, and Abraham Bussing's families, and which, 



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owing to the war and other circumstances, has never been 
divided." 

Also another deed : 

John Van Voorhis, one of the de- \ 

visees under the Will of Peter i Deed dated June 22, 

Mesicr, and Maky, his wife, of f 1784. 

the City of New York, > Recorded July 6, 

To I 1784 Liber 41, p. 

John Wilkins, of said City, mer- \ 342. 

chant. / 

Conveys his half of the premises left him by his grand- 
father jointly with his brother Jacob Van Voorhis, Junior. 



In the New York City Directory for the years 1788 and 
1790 appears the name of John Van Voorhis, sea captain, 
No. 4 Crown Street. 



III. Susannah, b. Jan. 28, 1759; d, ; m July i, 

1807, Robert Kennon. 

IV. Kathcrinc, b. ; d. 

V, Jane, b. Dec. 9, 1764; d. ; m. , Gen. 

Samuel Ilaight, son of Jonathan Haight, b. May 
26, 1766; d. Nov. 9, 1817, and had children : 

(7. William, b. ; d. ; m. June 20, 1816, 

L)'dia Jenkins, of Iludson, N. Y. 
d. Jane Catherine, b. ; d. , unmarried. 

VI. Gertrude, b. ; d. 



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D. 8. Jacob Van Voorhces, Senior, sold land at Fishkill in 
1 77 1, the deed of which is recorded in the Register's office 
of New York Cit)'. 

jACOiJ Van Voorhis, of the \ 

City of New York, and / Deed dated Dec. 8, 1771. 

Sarah, his wife, f Recorded June 2, 1772, Liber 

To / 39, p. 361. 

Jacob CoUENHOVEN. of Ber-\ Consideration, ;:^I,I70. 

gen County, New Jersey. / 

Convc)'s ; 

"All that certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, 
lying and being in Rombout Precinct, Duchess County 
and Province of New York, beginning at a white oak tree, 
marked on three sides, standing in tlie division line between 
the land late of Catherine Brett and the land late of Johan- 
nes Van Voorhees, being the eastermost corner of a lot of 
land belonging to Elcsa Dubois, and running from the said 
tree north 28^ West, 1 1 chains to or near a black oak tree 
standing near the pine meadow ; then North 60"" West 
along said meadow 6 chains ; then North 84"^ West 3 chains ; 
then northward along said meadow until it comes to the 
division line between the land late of Gulian Vcrplanck, de- 
ceased, and the land of the said Johannes V^an Voorhees ; 
then North 60" 15' t^ast along the said division line 56 
chains to a white ash tree marked on three sides ; then 
South 30° East 41 chains to a chesnut tree marked on 
three sides ; then South 30° West 30 chains to the clover 
meadow ; then northwestward along the said meadow so 
far until it makes the last course a full third part of the said 
meadow; then southward about 7 chains across said mea- 
dow ; then eastward along the said meadow until it meets 
the division line between the said Catherine Brett and the 



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land late of the said Johannes Van Voorhees ; then South 64° 
50' West along the said division line to the place where it 
first begun. Containing, by estimation, 500 acres. To- 
gather with the rights, members, and appurtenances thereof, 
and all houses, buildings, &c." 

Witnesses to above Deed ; 

Edward NicoLL, Junior. 
John Addington. 



In the Register's office of the City and County of New 
York is recorded the following deed : 

Timothy Hurst "j Deed dated I\Iay i6, 1772. 

To V Recorded Liber 39, p. 329. 

Jacob Van Voorhis. J Consideration, £6so. 

Conveys : 

Lot of ground, with the dwelling thereon, on the north- 
east corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane, 25 x lOO. 



The name of Jacob Van Voorhees, Senior, appears in the 
New York City Poll Lists for the years 1761, 1768, 1769. 

He was also a member of the Committee of One Hundred 
appointed May 5, 1775. 

" On ]\Lay 5"", 1775, a meeting of the citizens of New York 
City was called at the Cofiee-house, at which a Committee 
of One hundred was appointed and invested with the charge 
of municipal affairs, the people of the city pledging them- 
selves to obey its orders until different arrangements should 
be made by the Continental Congress." — Booth's History 
of Ne%v York City, p. 482. 
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An announcement of the death of Sarah, widow of Jacob 
Van Voorhees, appears in TJie Daily Advertiser, issue of 
June lo, 1/88, New York Historical Society Collections, 
vol. ii. : 

" Saturday last departed this life, in the 62""^ year of her 
age, Mrs. Sarah Van Voorhis, widow of the late Jacob Van 
Voorhis, merchant. Her remains were interred in the 
family vault in Trinity Church on Sunday last." 



An announcement of the death of Jacob Van Voorhees, 
Senior, appears in the Nezv York Packet and American Ad- 
vertiser, issue of Jan. 27, 1780, published by Samuel Lou- 
don, at Fishkill, during the Revolution : 

" Died, on ^Monday the 17"* inst, Mr. Jacob Van Voorhis, 
in the 57''' year of his age. He suffered much by a long 
and painful disorder. He was for many years a reputable 
citizen and merchant of New York, a friend of religeon, a. 
lover of good men, a worthy member of society. He lived 
esteemed and died regretted." 



The will of Jacob Van Voorhees, Senior, is recorded in 
the Surrogate's office of the City and County of New York. 

T 17 -tr A ^"^^''1 dated Sept. i, 1775. 

Jacob Van Voorhis, of ,^ , , ., ^ '//:>• 

TVT Ar 1 n-. /-Proved April 5, 1784. 

New York City. I .^ , , t ., 

) Recorded Liber 36, p. 369. 

In the name of God, Amen! I, Jacob Van Voorhis, of 
the City of New York, merchant, being at present in good 
health and of sound and disposing mind, memory and under- 
standing, thanks be to God for the same, but considering 
the uncertainty of this life and the certainty of death, do 

.kc my last Will and Testament, as follows : First, my 



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will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid as 
soon as conveniantly may be after my decease. Secondly, 
I give to my two sons, Jacob and John, all my wearing 
apparel. Thirdl)', I give to my two daughters, Gertrude 
and Jane, all the wearing apparel that belonged to tlieir 
mother. Fourthly, I give, devise and bequeath one-sixth 
part of all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both 
real and personal, unto my wife Sarah, her heirs and assigns 
forever, in bar and satisfaction of her right of dower ; one 
other one-sixth part thereof I give, devise and bequeath 
unto my said son Jacob, and to his heirs and assigns for- 
ever ; one other one-sixth part thereof I give, devise and 
bequeath unto my said son John, and to his heirs and as- 
signs forever ; one other one-sixth part thereof I give, devise, 
and bequeath unto my said daughter Gertrude, and to her 
heirs and assigns forever ; one other one-sixth part thereof 
I give, devise and bequeath unto ni}' said daughter Jane, 
and to her heirs and assigns forever ; and the remaining one- 
sixth part thereof unto my said wife's daughter, Cornelia 
White, and to her heirs and assigns forever ; and if any or 
either of my said children should die under age or unmar- 
ried, the part and share of such child or children so dying 
shall go to and be equally divided among the survivors of 
my said children, their heirs and assigns forever. And my 
will is that my said wife Sarah shall have and receive the 
rents, profits and interest of my said estate until my youngest 
surviving child arrives to the age of twenty-one years, if my 
said wife shall so long live and continue my widow, for the 
support and maintenance of herself and her said daughter 
and my said four children, and that a division of my estate 
be made when my youngest surviving child arrives to the 
age of twenty-one years, or upon the death or marriage of 
my said wife, whichever shall first happen ; and in order 



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that an equal division may be made I empower and author- 
ize my P^xecutors and the surviv^ors and survivor of them to 
sell all my Real Estate at such times and in such manner as 
they may think proper. And Lastly, I nominate and ap- 
point my said wife Sarah and my two sons, Jacob and John, 
Executors of this my last Will and Testament, and I hereby 
revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this to be 
my last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal the first day of September, in the year of our Lord One 
thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. 

Jacob Van Voorhis. 
Witnesses : 

Edward Nicoll, Jr. 

John Robbins Mesier. 

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SEVENTH GENERATION 
Of t lie Line of Descent of JVilliatn Roe Van Voorkis. 



D. 3. IV. a. William Roe Van Voorhis, eldest son of 
John Van Voorhis and Hannah Roe, born at Eishkill, Nov. 
10, 1764 ; m. IMay 12, 1788, Rachel, daughter of Isaac Vail, 
of FishkiU. He resided all his life at FishkiU Village, and 
was a prominent man in the affairs of both the town and 
the Dutch Church in that village. From the records of the 
church it appears that lie was elected deacon for the }-ears 
1807-1808, 1811-1812, and that his wife was baptized and 
admitted into the church Oct. 31, 1796. He held the com- 
mission of major in the 149th Regiment of Infantry during 
the war of 1812, and was with his regiment encamped at 
White Plains for some time. In personal appearance he 
was of commanding presence, being nearly six feet in 
height and of large and well-built frame. He possessed a 
fme, rosy complexion, which adhered to him up to the time 
of his death, and he was remarked by all who knew him 
late in life to be the picture of a healthful old age. He was 
of a genial and kindly disposition, and especially fond of 
children, and was a great favorite among the young people 
of the village. He was especially noted for his unbounded 
hospitality, and his house was constantly filled with visitors 
from among his friends and kindred. After a life of useful- 
ness and prosperity he passed peacefully from earth in his 



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64th A'car, and was buried in tlie churchyard of the Dutch 
Church at Fishkill Village, where seventeen years later his 
wife was laid beside him, their tombstones bearing the fol- 
lowing inscriptions ; 

IN MEMORY OF 

MAJOR WILLIAM R. VAN VOORHIS 

WHO DIED NOVEMHER 2° 1 828. 

IN THE 64''« YEAR 

OF HIS AGE. 



IN MEMORY OF 

RACHEL VAIL, relict of 

WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS 

who departed this life 

JUNE 12™ 1845. 

IN her 78™ YEAR 

" Blessed are they who die in the Lord " 



The homestead of William Roe Van Voorhis was situated 
about one mile west of Fishkill Village, on the road to Low 
Point ; in regard to the purchase of which are the following 
deeds, recorded in the County Clerk's office of Duchess 
County. 

John De Witt, Sheriff, ] 

.p ( Deed dated Apr. 18, 1 791. 

CHARLES Le Roux. j Recorded Liber ii, p. 183. 

Deed recites : 

" Whereas John Dc \Vitt, Sheriff, by ^'irtue of a writ of 
testatum fieri facias issued out of the Supreme Court against 
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Voorhis, of Fishkill, at the suit of Charles Le Roux, for the 
sum Two hundred pounds, ten shilHngs &c " 

" Conveys : 

All that tract piece or parcel of land lying in Fishkill 
town, beginning at a stone set up in the line of Verplanck"s 
lot, being a corner of the farm of the heirs of Elias Van 
Voorhis, deceased, then running in the line of said farm, 
and the line of John Van Voorhis' old farm, South 2i° 30' 
East, 47 chains and 37 links to a white oak marked, stand- 
ing in the partition line of Britt and Van Voorhis, thence 
running in said line North 61'' East, 43 chains and 65 links 
to a heap of stones, made by a black ash stump, then North 
26° West, 17 chains and 17 links to a stone being Henry 
Van Voorhis corner, then running in his line South 79"^ 45' 
West, 38 chains and 5 links, to a small walnut sapling 
marked, and then North 21= 30' West, 20 chains and 55 
links to Verplanck's line, thence in said line South West to 
the place of beginning, Containing One hundred and thirteen 
acres. Also the one equal half undivided part of the one 
third part of the round meadow, the inlet thereof, late in 
possession of Abraham Van Voorhis. Togather with all 
the right title and interest and possession which the said 
Jacob Van Voorhis, Henry Van Voorhis and John Van 
Voorhis, had in and to the premis'es on the 20th day of De- 
cember, 1790." 



Charles Le Roux, ') 

To [Deed dated Feb. 3, 1792. 

William Roe Van Voor- [ Recorded Liber ii, p. 184. 

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136 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

The Jacob Van Voorhis, Henry Van Voorhis and John 
Van Voorhis mentioned in the first above deed, from John 
De Witt, Sheriff, were the executors of the will of their 
uncle, Zacharias Van Voorhees, and the described premises 
were a part of the property of Zacharias Van Voorhees. 



The will of W^illiam Roe Van Voorhis is recorded in the 
office of the Surrogate of Duchess County. 

) Will dated Sept. 13, 1828. 
William R. Van Voorhis, r, j m . c o 
rir- T 1 Ml 7^ u n . ' Proved Nov. 24, 1828. 
ofFjshkill, Duchess County. I ,. , , t •, 

j Recorded Liber H, p. 118. 

In the name of God, Amen ! I, William R. Van Voorhis, 
of the Town of Fishkill, in the County of Duchess, being 
weak in bod\' but of sound disposing mind, memory, and 
understanding, being conscious of the uncertainty of life 
and of the certainty of death, and being desirous of making 
a suitable disposition of the worldly estate wherewith God 
has blessed me, do make, publish, and declare this to be my 
last Will and Testament ; and I do hereby revoke all other 
Wills and Codicils by me at any time heretofore made. 
First, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my 
beloved wife Rachel, if she should survive me, E.xecutrix ; 
my son William R. Van Voorhis, and Isaac Adriance, of 
the City of New York, Counsellor at Law, Executors of 
this my last Will and Testament. Second : I do hereb)- 
give, devise, and bequeath unto my said Executrix and Ex- 
ecutors all nu' Estate, both real and personal, to have and 
to hold the same to them and to the survivor of them, and 
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to them, and to the survivor of them, and to the heirs of 
such survivor, to sell and dispose of all or any part of niy 
real estate at public auction, and to execute any deed or 
deeds to the purchaser thereof in fee simple, whenever they 
may deem it most advisable so to do, which devise to ni)- 
Executors and Executrix is for the uses and purposes and 
upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned, viz. : To pay all my 
just debts and funeral expenses, then to pay the annual in- 
come arising from my said estate so devised in trust to m}- 
beloved wife during her natural life, or so long as she shall 
remain my widow. As I have given to my daughter Han- 
nah, wife of Isaac C. Van Wyck, and to my daughter Susan, 
wife of Sylvanus Rapalje, each the sum of five hundred dol- 
lars for their marriage outfits, I do likewise order and direct 
my Executrix and Executors aforesaid to pay unto each of 
my daughters Rachel and Julia respectively, the like sum 
of five hundred dollars upon their respective days of mar- 
riage, or upon the decease of my said wife, whichever e\'ent 
may first happen. I do likewise order and direct my said 
Executors to pay unto my son, Cornelius Westbrook, the 
like sum of five hundred dollars, to be paid to him after the 
death of my said wife, and I do likewise give to my son 
William the sum of five hundred dollars, to be paid to him 
after the death of my said wife. As my son Elias lived with 
me after he arrived at lawful age, and assisted me on my 
farm, and I having at different times advanced him large 
sums of money, which were intended by me as a recom- 
pense for his services ; now, in order to make the said Elias 
equal with my other children, I do order and direct my said 
Executors to pay unto the said Elias the sum of one hundred 
dollars after the death of my said wife, which sum of one 
hundred dollars, with the moneys I have already advanced 
him, is to be in lieu and in bar of all claim or claims upon 



138 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORIIIS. 

my estate for services rendered, or for any legal claims he 
may have against me. And should the said Elias, after my 
death, prosecute any claim or claims against my estate, I 
do order and direct my said Executors to charge him with 
all the moneys so advanced by me to him, and to satisfy his 
legal claims out of the share of my estate coming to him by 
this my Will. Having heretofore given to my son Joseph a 
note for four hundred dollars, which was intended by me as 
an outfit for him, but which has never been paid, I do order 
and direct my said Executors, after the death of my wife, to 
pay to the said Joseph the sum of five hundred dollars in 
lieu and in bar of the said note ; and in case the payment 
of the said note should be enforced by law, I order my said 
Executors to pay the same out of the share of my estate 
coming to the said Joseph by this my Will. If my said 
wife and Executors should think proper to pay all or any 
of the aforesaid legacies before her death, they are to be at 
liberty to do so. After the death of my said wife, and after 
the payment of my just debts, funeral expenses, and lega- 
cies aforesaid, I order and direct my said Executors to 
divide the residue of my personal estate, and the proceeds 
of the sales of my real estate, into eight equal parts. I do 
then order my said Executors to pay unto my son Elias, 
his heirs or assigns, the one equal eighth part thereof; 
to my son Joseph, his heirs or assigns, one other equal 
eighth part thereof; to my son William, his heirs or as- 
signs, one other equal eighth part thereof; to my son Cor- 
nelius Westbrook, his heirs or assigns, one other eighth part 
thereof. I do hereby order and direct my said Executors 
to pay over into the hands of each of my daughters, Han- 
nah, Susan, Rachel, and Julia respectively during their 
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of the remaining equal eighth parts of my Estate, upon their 
respective receipts only, notwithstanding they are or may 
be covert, and not to be subject to the charges, control. 
debts or demands of their present or future husbands ; and 
in case of the death of my said daughters, or either of them, 
my said Executors are to pay over to such person or per- 
sons respectively, as they may respectively designate and 
appoint, an equal eighth part of my Estate of which they 
respectively have the use, and in default of such appoint- 
ment by an instrument in writing, duly made according to 
law, sufficient to pass real estate by Will, I do order and 
direct my said Executors to pay the same to the right heirs- 
at law of the one so dying. My Will further is that all the 
property coming to my daughters by virtue of this my Will, 
in consequence of the death of either of my aforesaid chil- 
dren, shall be held by my Executors upon the same trusts, 
and for the same purposes, as the four-eighths of which 
they respectively have tlie use. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, 
this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight. 

W^iLLiAM R. Van Vooriiis. 

Signed, sealed and published and declared by William 
R. Van Voorhis, the above-named Testator, to be his last 
Will and Testament, in the presence of us who have here- 
unto subscribed our names as witnesses, at the request of 
the said Testator, and in his presence and in the presence 
of each oth.er, the following interlineations and erasures 
being first noted : the words " to pay to the said Joseph," 
second page, interlined ; the word " each," of first page, in- 
terlined ; the word "eight" altered to "eighths," on last 



I40 A.NXESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

page ; a line drawn in the sixth Hne, last page, between the 
word " use " and the word " and." 

., ■ Thomas L. Adriance. 

•V ■ ■ William Anthony. 

! Isaac Adriance. 

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The will of Isaac Vail is recorded in the office of the Sur- 
rogate of Duchess Count^^ 

Isaac Vail, of the Town of \ Dated July 6, 1808. 
Fishkill, Duchess County, I Proved Oct. 18, 1808. 
New York. ) Recorded in Liber C, p. 252. 

« In the name of God, Amen ! I, Isaac Vail, of the Town 
of Fishkill, County of Duchess and State of New York, 
Farmer, being weak in body, but of sound mind and mem- 
ory, blessed be God, do, this sixth day of July, in the year 
of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eight, make 
and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner fol- 
lowing, that is to say: First, I give my negro boy Lewis, 
aged ten years, unto my son Joseph X^iil and his heirs, 
until the fust day of Ma}', which will be in the year of our 
Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, at which 
time it is my will that he be furnished with two good suits 
of clothes and be maunumitted. I give my son-in-law, 
William R. Van Voorhis, and to his heirs, my negro boy 
Peter, aged fifteen years, until the first day of May which 
will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and twenty-one, at which time it is my will that he be fur- 



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nished with two good suits of clothes and be maunumitted. 
I give unto my grandson, Isaac Vail Van Voorhis, the 
choice of my horses immediately after my decease, and the 
sum of Five hundred dollars, to be paid One hundred Dol- 
lars on the first day of January next, and the remaining 
Four hundred dollars when he arrives to the age of twenty- 
one years ; and should he die before he so becomes of age 
without lawful issue, then it is my will that whatever may 
remain unpaid of the said Five hundred Dollars be then 
paid unto my daughter, Rachel Van Voorhis, or to her 
heirs. I give unto my daughter Rachel, the wife of William 
R. Van Voorhis aforesaid, the sum of Five hundred Dollars, 
Two hundred and fifty Dollars of which be paid to her or 
to her heirs, on the first day of May which will be in the 
year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twelve, 
and the remaining Two hundred and fifiy Dollars to be paid 
to her or to her heirs on the first day of May which will be 
in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and 
thirteen, and all my household furniture which may remain 
after the death of my wife. I give unto John Brookhout, 
my wife's brother, or to his heirs, the sum of Fifty Dollars, 
to be paid one year after my decease. Unto my true and 
well beloved wife Hester I give the use of all of that part of 
my dwelling-house which I now occupy ; the use of two 
Cows togather with their keeping both Summer and Winter, 
and conveniant firewood to be furnished at her door during 
her remaining my widow, and all of my household furniture ; 
and if she should need it for her maintenance, the sum of 
Thirty-five dollars and twelve pounds of wool yearly during 
her natural life. " And I enjoin on my Executors to pay all 
my, lawful debts and funeral charges, and to pay and per- 
form all the bequests of this my last Will and Testament. 
And all the rest and residue of my goods, chattels and per- 



142 AN'CESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 

sonal estate whatsoever I give unto my son Joseph Vail, and 
to his heirs. And all my lands and Tenements whatsoever 
whereof I shall die seized, in possession, reversion or re- 
mainder, I give unto my said son Joseph Vail, his heirs and 
assigns forever. And I make, constitute and ordain my 
son Joseph Vail, my son-in law William R. Van Voorhis, 
and William Hughson my Executors. 

In witness whereof, I, the said Isaac Vail, have to this 
my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day 
and year first above written. 

^' Isaac Vail. 

Witnesses : , . 

Samuel Robinson. ' ' ' 

Samuel Weed. 
James Vail. 



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EIGHTH GENERATION 
Of t lie Line of Descent of JVilliar/i Roe Van Voorhis. 



The family of William Roe Van Voorhis, b. Nov. lo, 
1764; d. Nov. 2, 182S; m. May 12, 1788, Rachel Vail, 
b. June I, 1767 ; d. June 12, 1845, was as follows : 

I. Dr. Isaac Van Voorhis, b. Feb. 22, 1790; killed at 
the massacre of Fort Dearborn, Aug. 15, i8i2,uii- 
• married. 



The following extract is from the " Field-Book of the War 
of 1812," by Benson J. Lossing : 

" In the Spring of 1812 the garrison of Fort Dearborn 
was commanded by Capt. Nathan Heald, assisted by Lieu- 
tenant Linai T. Helm and Ensign George Ronan. The 
Surgeon was Dr. Van Voorhees. The garrison consisted 
of fifty- four men. The massacre of Fort Dearborn, or 
Chicago, took place Aug. 15, 1812. In this terrible trag- 
edy in the wilderness, fifty-live years ago, twelve chil- 
dren, all the masculine citizens except Mr. Kenzie and his 
sons, Capt. Wells, Ensign Ronan, Surgeon Van Voorhees, 
and twenty-six private soldiers, were murdered. 

" Dr. Cooper, of Poughkeepsic, N. Y., was the immedi- 
ate predecessor of Dr. Van Voorhees at Fort Dearborn. 
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and were classmates. Van Voorliees was a young man of 
great powers. Dr. Cooper left the Fort in i8ii, tendered 
his resignation, and left the army." 



The following obituary notice is from a newspaper, The 
Political Index, published at Newburg, Orange Co., N. Y., 
issue of November 17, 1812. 

" In the communication of Capt. Heald, late Commander 
at Fort Dearborn, we have a particular account of the de- 
struction of the principal part of the men under his com- 
mand by the savages. 

" Among the slain was Dr. Isaac Van Voorhis, of Fishkill, 
Surgeon in the Army. He was a young man of great merit, 
and received his early education at the Academy in this vil- 
lage. He possessed an enterprizing and cultivated mind, 
and was ardent in the support of the interest and honor of 
his country. When asked if he was willing to go to the 
garrison at Fort Osage, several hundred miles up the Mis- 
souri river, his reply was, ' I am ready to serve my country 
wherever my services may be required.' He was ordered 
to Fort Dearborn, at the Southwest end of Lake Michigan. 
In a letter, Oct., 181 1, to a friend in this village he says, 
' In my solitary walks I contemplate what a great and 
powerful republic will yet arise in this new world. Here, I 
say, will be the seat of millions yet unborn ; here the asylum 
of oppressed thousands yet to come. How composedly 
would I die could I be resuscitated at that bright era of 
American greatness — an era which I hope will announce the 
tidings of death to fell superstition and dread tyranny.' 
Also, ' I cannot but notice the villainy practised in the In- 
dian Country by Ikitish agents and traders ; you hear of it 
at a distance, but we near the scene of action are sensible 



ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 145 

of it. They labor by every unprincipled means to instigate 
the Savages against- the Americans, to' inculcate the idea 
that we intend to drive the Indians beyond the Mississippi, 
and that in every purchase of land the Government defrauds 
them ; and their united efforts aim too at the destruction of 
every trading-house and the prevention of the extension of 
our frontier. Never till a prohibition to the entrance of all 
foreigners, and especially British subjects, into the Indian 
country takes place, will we enjoy a lasting peace with the 
credulous, deluded and cannibal savages.' 

"To their barbarity he has fallen an early victim. His 
country has lost an intelligent and patriotic citizen, and his 
connexions and friends are bereaved of one whose death 
they will long deplore." 



2. Elias William Van Voorhis, b. Aug. 14, 1791 ; d. 
Aug. 17, 1869; m. I'', June 19, 1832, Sarah Ann, 
dau. of Thomas Barker, of New Yofk City, b. ; 

d. Aug. 8, 1840; m. 2", May 24, 1842, Maria 
Louisa, dau. of Thomas Barker, b. Dec, 9, 18 18, 
and had children : 

I. Barker, b. Sept. 27, 1833; d. Feb. 20, 1880; 
m. Feb. 13, 1856, Elizabeth, dau. of Abra- 
ham D. Sncdeker, of Jamaica, L. I. 
II. Sarah Ann, b. June 13, 1839; m. Jan. 11, 
i860, John Oppie Brintnall, of New York 
City. 
III. Elias William, b. May 28, 1844. 



2. Elias William Van Voorhis, Senior, held the commis- 
sion of Ensign in the 149th Regiment of Infantry during the 
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war of 1812. His commission, in the possession of the 
writer, is dated March 2, 1814, and is signed by Daniel D. 
Tompkins, Governor State of New York. 



The following obituary notice is from the New York Sun, 
issue of Aug. 19, 1869: 

" At his residence in 36th Street, Elias \V. Van Voorhis 
died on Tuesday. Me was born in 1790, at Fishkill, and re- 
mained in his native place, farming with his father, until he 
was 24 years of age, when he came to New York, and for 
several years transacted business between here and Savan- 
nah. He subsequently entered the dry goods business, and 
about 1830 went into the oil business, in which he remained 
until about ten or twelve years ago. While he was engaged 
in active life, petroleum and its fluctuation and speculations 
was unknown. 

" Mr. Van Voorhis and old Mr. Samuel Judd, whose 
stores faced each other, were the most prominent men in the 
business. Mr. Van \''oorhis commanded a detachment of 
the American army at White Plains, in the war of 1812. 
He is to be buried to-day." 



The following obituary is from the Long Island Farmer, 
issue of Aug. 25, 1S69 : 

"At Yonkers, on the 17th inst., Elias W. Van Voorhis, 
aged 80 years. Mr. Van Voorhis, for a number of years, 
was a resident of this village. Born among the old Knick- 
erbockers on the banks of the Hudson, he left his home at 
an early age and commenced his business life in the City of 
New York, in which, after a career of nearly half a century, 
he accumulated a large property. I'^or more than a year 
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home during that period until a few weeks since, when, in 
the hope of improving his decHning health, he was taken to 
Yonkers, at which place he died. -As a kind husband, in- 
dulgent father and a faithful friend, his loss will be dcepK" 
deplored," 



The following obituary is from the Lo7ig Island Deuwcrat , 
issue of Aug. 23, 1869: 

" Mr. Elias \V. Van Voorhis, who resided several years 
in Jamaica, died in Yonkers on the Hudson, on Tuesday of 
last week, aged 80 years. He was buried from his residence, 
129 East 36th Street, New York City, on Friday last. Mr. 
Van Voorhis was highly esteemed by all classes while living 
in this village. He was very kind to the poor, and without 
ostentation bestowed his liberal charities with cheerfulness. 
He was, during his residence here, an acting Elder in the 
Ref. Prot. Dutch Church of Jamaica, and was always liberal 
in support of the Church and its institutions. He contri- 
buted also to other denominations, and never withheld his 
aid when satisfied that his money would do good. ' The 
memory of the just is blessed. ' " 



3. Hannah Van Voorhis, b. Dec. 10, 1793 ; d. Mar. 29. 
1876; m. Dec. 10, 1814, Isaac C. Van Wyck, of 
Fishkill, Duchess Co., b. ; d. Apr. 17, 1858, 

and had children : 

I. Albert, b. , 1816; d. , 1852, unmar- 

ried. 
H. Emma, b. , 1S18; d. Feb. 10, 1870; m. 

Oct. 10, 1844, William K. Van Allen. 
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IV. Rachel Augusta, b, , 1822 ; d. in infancy. 

V. Hester, b. Oct. 12, 1S24; m. July 31, 1S44, 
Rev. John IMacaulcy. 
VI. William, b. Oct. 9, 1S26. 
VII. Letitia Ida, b. Oct. 19, 1830 ; m. Sept. 5, 1855, 

John W. Jones. 
VIII. Caroline, bap. Jan. 14, 1833. 



The following obituar}' notice appeared in the FisJikill 
Journal, issue of i\pril 6, 1876. 

"Obituary. — Departed this life at Plainfield, N. J., at 
the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Jones, Hannah Van 
Wyck, daughter of the late Wm. R. Van Voorhis, of Fish- 
kill, and widow of the late Isaac Van Wyck, in the eighty- 
third year of her age. This excellent Christian lady was 
united earlv- in life with ]\Ir, Isaac C. Van Wyck, merchant 
of New York for many years, who died respected and be- 
loved b}' all, which e\ent filled the heart of his surviving 
wife with sadness and sorrow, increased shortly after by the 
death of her beloved mother, an estimable Christian lady, 
greatl)' beloved and respected, \\\\o was born and cradled 
amid the stormy events of the American Revolution. 
Among those who fled from the Cit}' of New York at this 
period was the well-known Van Steenburgh, who removed 
to Fishkill. where a detachment of Washington's army was 
located. He was a teacher of celebrity, and instructed the 
youth of Fishkill and vicinity during the war, which circum- 
stance accounts for the general education and refinement 
pervading the population of Fishkill and their descendants. 
Mrs. \'an W}-ck was a lovely and educated Christian lady, 
and in her youth and prime was remarkable for beauty of 
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ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAN VOORHIS. 1 49 

beloved, noble in her hospitalities, a bright and shining- 
light in her home amid a large family circle, untiring in her 
devotions, no exertion too severe, always ready to sacrifice 
her own pleasure in order to contribute to the happiness 
and advance the prosperity of her family and friends. In 
this respect she was most remarkable and had no superior, 
which in a measure accounts for the grief manifested by her 
sorrowing family in losing such a mother and such a friend, 
although having passed the ordinary boundary of life, when 
a further continuance here, amid the pressure of age and 
infirmity, was to her only labor and sorrow. The writer of 
this imperfect sketch knew her well. Her memory will long 
be fragrant and cherished ; her pleasant and cheering words 
of comfort to the despondent, her charities which have re- 
lieved many a sorrowing heart, always looking on the bright 
side amid the sorrows and troubles of life, which she met 
with Christian resignation and serenity. Her funeral services 
took place in the village of Fishkill, April 3d, and her re- 
mains were buried in the Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Rev. Dr. 
Van Santvoord, of Kingston, delivered the address, assisted 
by Rev. Mr. Anderson, the pastor of the ancient and ven- 
erable church where she so often attended in early life — 
the church of her ancestors, then under the ministry of her 
friend and pastor, the late Rev. Dr. C. D. Westbrook ; in 
view of the grand old mountains and elegant scenery of that 
beautiful valley consecrated to her remembrance during life, 
a fitting place after weary life is ended for her mortal body 
to repose, and sleep her last sleep in the home of her youth, 
the place of her early joys and affections. — F. E. W." 



4. Hester Van Voorhis, b. Dec. 24, 1795 ; d. Feb. 11, 
1823 ; m. , Isaac Adriance, of New York 

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50 ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM ROE VAX VOORHIS. 

5. John Van Voorhls, b. Nov. 25, 1798; d. in infancy. 

6. Joseph Vail Van Vooihis, b. Jan. , 1801 ; d. Dec. 

12, 1839; m. July 5, 1 82 1, Maria, dau. of Court- 
land Van Beuren, of Brooklyn, L. I. ; b. ; 
d. Sept. 4, 1867, and had children : 

I. William, b. , 1822 ; d. Nov. 4, 1844, un- 

married. 
II. A daughter, unnamed, b. ; d. in infancy. 

7. Rachel Ann Van Voorhis, b, Dec. 5, 1802 ; d. in 

infancy. 

8. Susannah Van Voorhis, b. Apr. 14, 1805; d. Jan. 

26, 1832; m. June it, 1823, Sylvanus Rapalje, 
of Hopewell, Duchess Co., b. July 3, 1795, and 
had children : 

I. Adelaide, b. Aug. 8, 1824; d. May 28, 1825. 
II. Jeromus, b. Jan. 25, 1826 ; d. Jan. 9, i8(p4, un- 
married. 
III. Adrianna, b. Nov. 11, 1827 ; m. Apr. 26, 184S, 
Judge Benjamin W. Bonney, of New York 
City. 

9. Rachel Ann Van Voorhis, b. Jan. 25, 1S07 ; d. Mar. 

23, ^^77] in- Nov. 16, 1833, Syh'anus Rapalje, of 
Hopewell, Duchess Co., b. July 3, 1795, and had 
children : 

I.William Van Voorhis, b. Aug. 20, 1834; d. 
Mar. 28, 1S72, unmarried. 
II. Susan Augusta, b. Jan, 21, 1S37 j m. June 26, 
i860, Rev. Lester Dorman. 



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III. Stewart, b. Mar. 12, 1844; m. Oct. 28, 1874, 
Ellen M. Cooper. 

10. William Roe Van Voorhis, b. Mar. 20, 1809; 

drowned at Fishkill, Duchess Co., July 16, 1833, 
unmarried. 

1 1. Julia Van Voorhis, b. , 1812 ; d. Mar. 9, 1840 ; 

m. Jan. 11, 1830, John T. Rich, of New York- 
City, b. ; d. , and had children : 

I. Julia, b. " ; m. , Gen. Henry E. 

Davies, of New York City. 
II. Georgina, b. ; m. May 8th, iS55,Capt. 

Arthur de Windt, of Fishkill-on-the-IIud- 
son, Duchess Co. 
III. Louise, b. ; d. in infancy. 

12. Cornelius Wcstbrook Van Voorhis, b. Feb. 3, 1813 ; 

m. Oct. 23, 1837, Catherine, dau. of Andrew Mc- 
Gown, of Plarlem, N. Y., b. Nov. 17, 1822; d. 
Mar. II, 1879, and had children : 

I. Wcstbrook, b. Dec. 6, 1839; d. Aug. 18, 1848. 
II. Julia, b. Sept. 7, 1840; d. Sept. 25, 1856, un- 
married. 

III. Andrew McGown, b. Oct. 14, 1842 ; m. May 

5, 1 87 1, Deborah, dau. of Asa Avery, of 
Westchester Co., N. Y. 

IV. Emma Chesterman, b. July 27, 1845; m. June 

27, 1878, Dr. William E. Birdsall, of Peeks- 
kill, N. Y. 
V. Pierre Van Arsdale, b. Feb. 23, 1846; d. Aug. 
24, 1847. 



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VI. Julian Halstcad, b. , 1847; d. July 12, 

1849. 
VII. Kate, b. Mar. 12, 1850. 
VIII. Henry, b. Aug. 7, 1852 ; d. 
IX. Luta, b. Mar. 3, 1S56. 
X. William Roe, b. Feb. 14, 1858; m. Dec. 28, 
1876, Mary T., dau. of Frederick A. Guion, 
of New Rochelle, N. Y. 
XI. Westbrook. b. Feb. 14, 185S ; d. 
XII. Ella Wright, b. Oct. 23, 1859. 

XIII. IMinnie Bates, b. Oct. 23, 1862. 

XIV. Addie, b. Dec. 23, 1863. 



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Besides the family of Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees, 
there settled at Fishkill, about the \'ear 1767, some de- 
scendants of his brother, Cornells Coerte Van Voorhees : 
they were Daniel Van Voorhis, Jerome Van Voorhis, and 
Abraham Van Voorhis, sons of Daniel Van Voorhis, of 
Oysterbay, L. I., and grand.-:on3 of Cornells Van Voor- 
hees, of Flatlands, L. 1. The following is a record of their 
families, as far as the writer has been able to obtain it : 

C. 6. Cornells Coerte Van Voorliees, of Flatlands, 

L. I., bap. Jan. 23, 1678; m. Altje , and 

had among other children : 

I.Abraham Voorhees, of Flatlands, L. I., b. 

; d. ; m. , Sarah , 

b. ; d. , and had children. 

I. Cornelius, b. 
II. Hailtie, b. 
III. Antie. b. 



The will of Abraham Voorhees, of Flatlands, L. I. 



1 S*") APPENDIX. 

corded in the office of the Surrogate of the Cit)' and County 

of New York. 

\ Will dated July ii, 1752. 
Abraham Vooriikes, of I ^ , a 

,., „ , T r ;- Proved Aug. 29, 1754. 

Matlands, L. I. I ^ i 1 r -u ^ 

j Recorded Liber 10, p. 71. 

Will mentions : 

His father, Cornelius Voorhees. 

His wife Sarah. 

His son Cornelius. 

His dau. Hailtie. 

His dau. Antie. 

He leaves as his executors : 

His brother, Daniel Voorhees, of Oysterbay, L. I. 
His friend, Rem Remsen, of Bedford, L. I. 



2. Daniel Van Voorhees, of Oysterba}-, L. I., b. 
Dec. 17, 1701 ; d. ; m. Nov. 27, 1724, 

Femmetje Bennet, b. Apr. 24, 1706 ; d. , 

and had children : 

I. Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1725 ; d. ; 

m. , John Luyster, of Oysterbay. 

H. Cornelius, b. Oct. 6, 1729; d. 
HI. Femmetje, b. Jan. 16, 1735 ; d. 
IV. John, b. June 23, 1736; d. Dec. 6, 181 1; 

m. July 17, 1763, Femmetje Bennet. 
V. Daniel, b. July S. 1738; d. ; m. 

l", , 1764, Mrs. Sarah Brett, 

dau. of Coert Van Voorhees, of Fish- 
kill ; m. 2**, July 12, 1780, Mary New- 
ton ; m. 3^ May i, 1791, Nancy 
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VI. Antic, b. Oct. 14, 1/41 ; d. 
VII. Jerome, b. Apr. 8, 1743 ; d. ; 

m. , Ann, dau. of Gideon Town- 

send. 
VIII. Abraham, b. Nov. 6, 1751 ; d. ; 

m. , Marretje, dau. of Roelof 

Phillips, of Fishkill. 



On Sept. 25, 1732, fifty-two citizens of Oysterbay, L. I., 
met together and contributed towards the building of a 
Church, on a piece of ground called Wolver Hollow, on the 
road from Jerico to Matinacock, the ground being purchased 
for the sum of six pounds. 

Among the contributors were : 

Daniel Voorhies. 

Lucas Van Voorhees. 

Abraham Van Voorhees. 

William Van Voorhees. 

— " Suffolk and Kings Counties in the Olden Time," by- 
Henry Onderdonk, Jr. 

IV. John Van Voorhis, b. June 23, 1736; d. Dec. 6, 
1811, at Oysterbay; m. July 17, 1763, Femmetje 
Bennet, b. ; d. , at Oysterbay, and had 

children : 

a. Daniel, b. Apr. 30, 1764. 
/;. Manetta, b. Mar. 11, 1766. 

c. John, b. Aug. 2, 1768. 

d. Abraham, b. May 16, 1773. 

e. William, b. Sept. 11, 1774. 
/. Femmetje, b. June 8, 1776. 
g. Bennet, b. Mar. 11, 1778. 



I5S APPENDIX. 

V. Daniel Van Vooriiis, b. July 8, 1738 ; d. ; 

m. i" (marriage license dated June 7, 1764), Mrs. 
Sarah Brett, widow of Francis Brett and dau. of 
Coert Van Voorhees, of Fishkill, b. May 12, 1746 ; 
d. Sept. 15, 1777; m. 2", July 12, 1780, Mary 
Newton, b. Nov. :;8, 1755; d. Oct. 31, 1789; m. 
3^ May i, 1791, Nancy Myers, b. ; d. Feb. 

17, 1840, and had children : 

•• a. Samuel Newton, b. July 10, 1744; d. ; 

m. (marriage license dated June 22, 1800) 
Sarah Myers, and had children : 

Edward, b. 
Isaac, b. 
" William, b. 

b. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1777; d. Nov. 17, 1859; 
m. Nov. 23, 1797, John Van Voorhis (her 
cousin), b. Aug. 2, 1768; d. May 2, 1848, 
and had children : 

Phoebe, b. June 19, 179S ; d. Sept. 2, 

1830. 
Daniel, b. Jan. 15, 1800 ; d. July 12, 1S12. 
Susannah, b. Nov. 18, 1802; m. Apr. 9, 

1828, Thomas Faulkner. 
Samuel Newton, b. June 30, 1805 ; d. 

Aug. 2, 1826. 
Sally Ann, b. Dec. 14, 1806; d. Sept. 13, 

1826. 
William, b. June i, 1809; d. July 10, 

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Mary R., b. July 7, 181 1 ; m. May 29, 

1833, William B. Vail. 
Emaline, b. Sept. 7, 1813 ; m- l^eb. 11, 

1847, Jeremiah R. Williamson. 
Elizabeth, b. July 31, 1815 ; d. Sept. 9, 

1873 ; m. Dec. 30, 1835, Albert Rocke- 

fcUow. 
Jane, b. Apr. 11, 1818 ; m. Jan. 6, 1841, 

Charles S. Puff. 

c. John. b. Mar. 3, 17S1 ; d. June 28, 1874. 

<'/. Daniel, b. Dec. 22, 1783; d. Aug. 6, 1851; 
m. Nov. 19, 1807, Mary Faye, b. Feb. 9, 
1788 ; d. May 4. iSSo, and had children : 

Newton, b. Sept. 16, 180S ; d. ; m. 

, Nancy Cooper, b. ; d. 

Nov. , 1879. 

Elgy, b. June 2, 1810. 
Abraham, b. Feb. i. 18 12. 
Sarah, b. Apr. 10, 1814. 
John F., b. Sept. 9, 1S18. 
Christena, b. Jan. 29, 182 1, 
Isaac, b. Mar. 27, 1823. 
Daniel, b. Mar. 18, 1825. 
Jerome, b. Apr. 30, 1827. 
Harvey B., b. I\Iay 27, 1829. 
Mary, b. Aug. 29, 1831. 

e. Abraham, b. Dec. 28, 1785 ; d. Dec 4. 1871; 
m. \'\ May 11, 18 18, Ann Watkins, b. ; 

d. Nov. 2, 1828 ; m. 2'\ Nov. 28, 1829, Jane 
Phillips, b. ; d. , and had children : 



l6o APPENDIX. 

Garrett T. , b. Feb. i8, 1819; m. i^ Oct. 
• 20, 1842, Hester Fryc, b. ; d. Mar. 

20, 1864; m. 2'', Oct. 16, 1867, . 

Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1820; d. Nov. 17, 

1822. 
Robert, b. July 21, 1822; m. Feb. 15, 

1843, Caroline Frye. 
Mary, b. May 5, 1826; d. Jan. 31, 1863 ; 

ni. Apr. 6, 1848, Vincent Colvin, b. 
; d. Mar. 31, 1876. 
Eliza, b. Sept. i, 1830; d. Feb. 28, 1850; 

m. Apr. 12, 1849, Tli<:)rnton Watkins. 

b. ; d. Jan 2, 1S52. 

Lucinda, b. Aug. 7, 1832 ; d. June 24, 

1840. 
' , John, b. Sept. 6, 1835 ; m. Sept. 15, 1859, 

Isa H. Teeple. 
Emcline, b. Feb. 28, 1838; m. 

Joseph Brown. 
Caroline, b. Nov. i, 1840 ; m. May 29, 

1862, James Jones, b. ; d. June 

25, 1877. 
Serenia Ann, b. July 2. 1843 ; ^- ^I^''- 

23, 1861. 
Cynthia, b. Jan. 16, 184S; m. Oct. 15, 

1868, Cooper Bentley, b. ; d. 

July 12, 1880. 

/. Mary, b. Jan. 30, 1788; d. Aug. ii, 1794. 
jf. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1792 ; d. Aug. 18, 1875- 
//. Isaac, b. Mar. 15, 1794; d. June 4, 1875; m. 
May 13, 1819, Mary Hair, b. Mar. 10. 1797 : 
d. Apr. 14, 1876, and had children : 



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Daniel, b. Mar. 15, 1820; d. Mar. 12, 
1848 ; m. Aug. 26, 1S44, Martha Houls- 
worth. 

Nancy, b, Aug. 19, 1S21 ; m. Jan. i, 1851, 
John Pollock. 

James H., b. Aug. 21, 1821 ; m. , 

1846, Mary Smith, b. ; d. July 
29, 1848. 

John S., b. May 8, 1823 ; m. Sept. 7, 

1847, Elizabeth Smith, b. Dec. 25, 1829. 
Rebecca, b. 

Theresa, b. 
Martha J., b. 
Clinton, b. 



V. Daniel Van Voorhis, better known as Captain Daniel 
Van Voorhis, after the death of his first wife, Sarah Brett, 
and about the year 1780, settled at Rancocas Creek, N. J., 
where he married his second wife, ]Mary Newton, July 12, 
1780. In 1785 he removed to Pigeon Creek, Fayette 
County, Pa. 



VII. Jerome Van Voorhis, b. Apr. 8, 1743 ; d. ; 

m. Ann, dau. of Gideon Townsend, b. ; d. , 

and had children ; 

a. Femmetje, b, , 1772 ; d. Oct. 5, 1834 ; 

m. , Benjamin Wey, b. ; d. , 

and had children : 

Elizabeth, b. Apr. io, 1792. 
James, b. Feb. 5, 1794. 
Phoebe, b. Jan. 25, 1796. 



l62 APPENDIX. 

. ^ John, b. Mar. 23, 1798. 

Gitty, b. Apr. 22, 1800. 
Ann Maria, b. INIay 7, 1802. 
Abraham, b. Apr. 27, 1809. 
Corneh'us, b. Nov. i, 181 1. 

b. John, b. Nov. 10, 1772; d. Mar. 7, 1842 ; m. 

Feb. 10, 1799, Sarah Southard, b. May 26, 
1779; d. Sept. 18, 1855, and had children: 

Daniel, b. Oct. 5, 1800. 

Richard Southard, b. Dec. 17, 1802. 

Eliza, b. Aug. 19, 1805. 

Deborah Ann, b. Oct. 9, 1808. 

WilHam, b. July 4, 181 1. 

Jane, b. Apr. 24, 1813. , ,; . 

c. Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1778 ; d, Aug. 22, 1855 ; 
• . m. Oct, 6, 1793, Stephen Schouten, b. ; 

d. , and had children : 

Helen, b. Jan. 16, 1795. 

Maria Rapalje, b. Jan. 16, 1795. 

Abraham, b. Jan. i, 1796. 

Samuel, b. 

John, b. 

Sarah, b. 

Eliza, b. Oct. 18, 1803. 

Jerome, b. 

d. Jerome, b. ; d. ; m. Dec. 23, 1803, 

Sabra Scott, b. ; d. , and had 

children : 

William, b. 
Cornelius, b. 



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Eliza, b. •?■ 

Ann, b. 
Sarah, b, 

Sabra Van Voorhis, widow, m. 2'^, Tennis 
Dubois. 

e. Daniel, b. May lo, 1780; d. Apr. 23, 1842; 

m. Aug. 17, 1805, Margaret Haines, b. 

, d. Jan. 20, 1859, and had children : 

Jeromus Haines, b. Aug. 15, 1806; d. 

; m. , Catherine I\Iyers. 

William Henry, b. , 180S ; d. , 

1875; m. , Elizabeth Haiglit, b. 

; d. , r848. 

/. Zebulon Townsend, b. Sept. 18, 1788 ; d July 
13, 1878; m. Dec. 22, 1812, Eliza South- 
ard, b. Nov, 7, 1792 ; d. Jan. 26, 1875, and 
had children : 

Richard Southard, b. Oct. 9, 1814; d. 

Nov. 10, 1S45 ; m. , Elizabeth 

Leach. 
James, b. Dec. 10, 1816 ; m. Oct. 23, 1839, 

Catherine Terwilleger. 
Ann, b. Dec. 10, 1816; m. Apr. 11, 1S37, 

Jerome Scofield. 
Jane, b. I\Iay 25, 1819; m. Apr. 17, 1S39, 

George Brewster. 
Elizabeth T., b. Dec. , 1830; d. Feb. 

16, 1832. 



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g. Hearncy, b. Apr. 23, 1789; d. 

h. Abraham, b. Sept. 14, 1794 ; d. May 21, 1S6S ; 
m. i^ Mar.8, 1S16, AbbeyScofield, b. J 
d. Mar. 17, 182S ; m. 2\ Hannah Scofield^ 
b. ; d. Apr, 5, 1842, and had children: 

Ann Catherine, b. July 8, 1S17; m. June 

II, 1850, H. H. Matteson. 
', Jane Elizabeth, b. Sept. 9, 1819 ; m. Dec. 

6, 1839, Cornelius J. Haight. 
Bartow White, b. Nov. 19, 1821 ; m. June 

9, 1847, Helen, dau. of Peter Crannel 

Tappen. 
Mary Matilda, b. Sept. 4, 1825 ; m. Jan. 

13, 1853, George H. Waud. 
Abbey, b. Mar. 8, 1828. 

/. Sarah, b. Mar. 31, 1796; d. ; m. 

William Burroughs. 
j. Nancy, b. , 1797 ; d. ; m. Dec. 10, 

1809, Samuel Lewis Hyde. 



VHI. Abraham Van Voorhis, b. Nov. 6, 1751 ; d. 

m. , Marretje, dau. of Roelof Phillips, of 

Fishkill ; bap. Nov. 30, 1763 ; d. , and had 

children : 

a. Femmetje, b. Mar. 21, 1785. 

b. Hendrick, b. July 5, 1788. 

c. John, b. Sept. 30, 1790. 

d. Femmetje, b. Dec. 8, 1792. 

e. Maria, b. Dec. 8, 1792. 
/. Peter, b. Sept. 8, 1795. 
g. Daniel, b. Dec. 3, 1798. 



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Names from the List of Marriage Licenses issued by the 
Secretary of the Province of Neiv York previous to 1784. 

Names of Parties. Date of License. 

Court Van Voorhcasc 

and June 18, 1760. 

Sarah Van Brunt. 

Jannetje Van Voorhees 

and Dec. 19, 1763. 

Zebulon Southard. 

Mary Van Voorhees 

and Oct. 10, 1760. 

Peter De Bois. ^ 

Phoebe Van Voorhees 

and Aug. 7, 1765. 

Johannes Schut. 

Sarah Van Voorhees 

and Nov. 13, 1761. 

Daniel Southard. 

Sarah Van Voorhies 

and March i, 1764. 

Aaron Van Pelt. 

Sarah Van V^oorhies 

and June 7, 1764. 

Francis Brett. 

Daniel Van Voorhis 

and Apr. 26, 1769. 

Sarah Brett. 



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Names of Parties. : Date of License. 

Ellinore Van Voorhis 

and Oct. 19, 1768. 

Christopher Dubois, Jr. 

John Van Voorhis 

and Apr. 15, 1762. 

Johanna Rowc. 

Stephen Van Voorhis 

and Aug. 6, 1773. 

Kh'zabcth IMathcwman. ... 

Zachariah Van Voorhis 

and Jan. 21, 1772. 

Anna Lawrence. 

Ann Van Voorhuyse 

and Oct. 24, 1766. 

Lamber Cuyper. 

Jacob Van Voorhys 

and July 28, 1769. 

Sarah White. 

Barnardus Van Vorhees 

and June 7, 1755. 

Ann Griggs. 

Jeronimus Van Vorheis 

and June 7, 1770. 

Ann Townsand. 

Anna Vorhiss 

and Sept. 13, 1769. 

John Van Wyck. 



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Names of Parties. 

Oke Voorhas 
and 
Mary Carshauw, 

Abigail Voorhees. 

and 
Hugh King. 

Cornelia Vorhis 

and 
Cobus Springsteen. 

Sarah Vorhis 

and 

Isaac Bennet. 

Simon Voris 

and 

Esther Pettit. 

Barnardus Voorhees 

and 
Femmetic Latten. 

Adrien Voorhees 

and 
Adriantie Hubbard. 

Deborah Voorhees 

and 
William Kouwenhoven. 

Ida Voorhees 
and 
Teunis Suydam. 



Date of License, 

May 24, 1770. 
Oct. 25, 1780. 
Dec. 5, 1771- 
June 19, 1781. 
Jan. 8, 1779. 
June 29, 1762. 
Dec. 16, 1756. 
Sept. 8, 1764. 
March 19, 1778. 



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Names of Parties. 

John Voorhees 

and 
Ransie Wyckoff. 

Mary Voorhees 

and 
Gerret Stoothoff. 

Peter Voorhees 

and 
Mary Sewell. 

Stephen Voris 

and 
Hannah Roads. 

Sithia Voorhees 

and 
Isaac Denyse. 

Stephen Voorhees 

and 
Mary Lake. 

Stephen Voorhees 

and 
Phoebe Rider. 

John Voorhels 

and 
Jane Ryder. 

Cornch'us Voorhcs 

and 
Ann Van Winkle, 



Date of License. 



June 29, 177S. 



May 13, 1762. 



June 17, 1765. 



March 21, 1781 



Aug. 8, 1761, 



Oct. 9, 1753- 



May 19, 1767. 



Feb. 17, 1770. 



June 22, 1762. 



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Names of Parties. 

Ann Voorhies 

and 
William B. Gifford. 

Catherine Voorhies 

and 
William Jones. 

Cornelius Voorhies 

and 
Catherine Boerum. 

Cornelius Voorhies 

and 
Mary Ditmars. 

Helletje Voorhies 

and 
W'illiam Stoothoff. 

John Voorhies 

and 
Anna Schank. 

Luke Voorhies 

and 
Mary Voorhies. 

Cornelius Voorhis 

and 
Altie Hopper. 

Doroth)' Voorhis 

and 
Cornelius Bennct. 



Date of License. 



Apr. I, 1780. 



July 31, 17S1. 



Nov. 19, 1763. 



Dec. 12, 1761. 



Nov. 24, 1762. 



Jan. 8, 1760. 



Jan. 26, 1769. 



June 30, 1760. 



Jan. 19, 1773. 



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Date of License. 



Names of Parties. 

John Voorhis 

and June 27, 1767. 

Phoebe Bcnnet. 

Mary Voorhis 

and Apr. 7, 1773. 

Powel Amcnnan. 

Maria Yoorhuys 

and Apr. 19, 1770. 

Hendrick Vandervecr. 

Bernardus Voorhys 

and Apr, 10, 1762. 

Mary Van Wyck. 









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Marriages frovi the Records of the Dutch Church, Fish kill 
Vii/age, Duchess County. 

Roelof rhillips 

to Aug. 4, 1753. 

Barbara Van Voorhecs. 

Petrus J. Dubois 

to Nov. II, 1760. 

Maria Voorhees. 

Jacobus Monfort 

to Jan. 13, 1793. 

Ruth Van Voorhees. 

James Needham 

to Jan. 13, 1793. 

Adrianna Van Voorliecs. 

Stephen Schouten 

to Oct. 6, 1793. 

Elizabeth Van Voorhees. 

Abraham Van Voorliees 

to Nov. 21, 1794. 

Alletta Luyster. 

Douw Cornell 

to ■ May 25, 1795. 

Garretje Van Voorhees. 

Samuel \''an \^oorhees 

to Dec. 6, 1797. 

Sarah Cooper. 



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John Van Voorhis 




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Sarah I\Iyers. 







Kocrt Van Voorhees 

to 
Eh'zabeth Palmer. 

Jeromus Van Voorhis 

to 
Sabra Scott. 

Zebulon Southard 

to 
Catherine Van Voorhees. 

Samuel Lewis Hyde 
to 

Nancy Van Voorhis. 



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June 22, i8oo. 

May 8, 1803. 
Dec. 23, 1803. 
Nov. II, 1S09. 
Dec. 30, 1809. 



James Terbos 

^° Sept. 15, 1810. 

Nancy Van Voorhis. 

John Van Bremer 

^^ Jan. 27, 1814. 

Phoebe Van Voorhees. 

James Wiltse 

^o iMarch 31, iSoS. 

Sarah Van Voorhis. 



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Isaac Van W'yck 

to ' Dec. 10, 1814. 

Hannah Van Voorhis. 

Duncan Robinson 

to Nov. 5, 1818. 

Mary Van Voorhces. 



174 AI'PENDIX. 

Baptisms from tJic Records of the Dutch Church, Fish kit I 
Village. 

Parents. Children. Sponsors. 

Jan Brinkerhoff Altjc, Abraham Btinkerhoff 

and bap. July 2, 1732. and 

Jannetje Van Voorliccs. Femmetjc Vanderbeek. 

Johannis Van Vooihces Saia, 

and bap. Oct. i, 1732, 

Gcrritjc Van Bcnschouten. Sara Van Benschouten. 

Coert Van ^'oorhees Jannetic, Jan Brinkerhoff 

and bap. Apr. — , 1733. and 

Katrina Filkin. Jannetje Van \'oorhees. 

Johannis \'an Voorliccs Barbarctjc. Johannes Van \'oorhecs 

and bap. Nov. 10, 1733, and 

Gerritje Van Benschouten. Barbara \' an Dyck. 

Jan Brinkerhoff Barbarctjc, Johannes Van Voorhees 

and bap. May 13, 1734. and 

Jannetje Van Voorhees, liarbara Van Dyck. 

Johannis \'an Voorhees Katrena, I-Llias \'an Benschouten 

and bap. Oct. 6, 1735. and 

Gerritje Van Benschouten. Katrena Hyse. 

Jan Brinkerhoft' Uiena, Jacobus Swartwout 

and bap. June 23, 1736. and 

Jannetje Van Voorhees. Tilletje Van Klccck. 

John Van Voorhees Johannis, Johannes V'an \'oorhces 

and l)ap. May i, 1737. and 

Gerritje \'an Benschouten. Barbara Van Dvck. 









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Parents. 

Koert \'an Voorhccs 

and 
Catlierine Filkin. 

Jan Brinkerhoff 

and 
Jannetje \'an Voorhccs. 

Coeit Van \'oorhees 

and 
Catherine Filkin. 

Elisa Du Bois 
and 
JMarya Van Voorhccs. 

Elisa Du Bois 
and 
Marya Van Voorhccs. 

Johannis Van \^oorhccs 

and 
Garretjc Bcnschoutcn. 

Koert \'an Voorhccs 

and 
Catherine Filkin. 

Jan Brinkerhoff 

and 
Maria Luystcr. 

Roclof rhillips 
and 
Braatje Wan \'oor]iccs. 



Children. Sponsors. 

Johannis, Johannes Van \'oorlices 

bap. Aug. 13, 1739. and 

Barbara \'an Dyck. 

Dirck, Jacob Brinkerhoff 

bap. May 15, 1739. and 

Elizabeth Lent. 

Marya, Elias Dubois 

bap. Sept. 10, 1740. and 

Marya \'an \'oorhces. 

Johannis, Johannes Van \\)orhees 

bap. Apr. 10, 1743. and 

Barbara \'an Dyck. 

Abraham, 
bap. Apr. 2, 1745. 

Jannetje, Robert Britt 

bap. March 2, 1746. and 

Catherine Dubois. 

Sara. Johannes Van \'oorhees 

bap. May 19, 1746. and 

Sara Vleit. 

Antic, 
bap. Dec. 30, 1758. 

Abraham, 
bap. Oct. 18, 1761, 



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Richard Van Wyck 

and 
Barbaretic Van Voorhees. 

Roelof Phillips 

and 
Braatje Van Voorhees. 

Pieter du Bois 

and 
]\Iary Van ^''oorhees. 

Petrus Duboys 

and 
Maria Van Voorhees. 

John Van Voorhees 

and 
Hannah Roe. 

Jan Van Voorhees 

and 
Henne Row. 

Pieter Dubois 

and 
Marya Van Voorhees, 

Stephen Van Voorhees 

and 
Maria Leek. 

Richard Van Wyck 

and 
Barbaretje Van Voorhees, 



Children, 

Theodorus, 
born Nov. 19, 1762. 



Hanna, 
bap. Dec. 30, 1762, 

Koort, 
bap. Feb. 18, 1763. 

Jonathan, 
bap. Apr. 21, 1765. 

William Roe, 
bap. Apr. 21, 1765. 

Ely as, 
bap. May 3, 1767. 

Hendricus, 
bap. June 7, 1767. 

Jacob, 
bap. July 10, 1768. 

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Parents. 

Christian Du Bois 

and 
Piclena Van Voorhees. 

Stephen \"an Voorhees 

and 
Maria Leek. 

Pieter Du IJois 

and 
Maria Van \'"oorhees. 

Pieter Du Bois 

and 
Marya Van Voorhees. 

Christian Dubois 

and 
Helena Van Voorhees. 

John Van Voorhees 

and 
Ransse Nostrant. 

Christian Dubois 

and 
Helena Van Voorhees. 

Pieter Dubois 

and 
Maria van Voorhees. 

Christian Dubois 

and 
Helena Van Voorhees. 

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Children. 

Gerrit, 
bap. Sept. 23, 1769. 

Maria, 
bap. Sept. 29, 1769. 

Catryna, 
born Nov. 19, 1769. 

Cornelis, 
bap. June 9, 177 1. 

Catrina, 
born May 8, 1771. 

Arreyantie, 
bap. July 26, 1772. 

Koert, 
bap. Apr. 3, 1774. 

Catrina, 
born Apr. 3, 1 774. 

Elizabeth, 
bap. May 26, 1780. 



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Parents. 

Christian Dubois . 

and 
Helena Van Voorhees. 

Roelof Phillips 

and 
Braatjc Van Voorhees. 

Abraham Van Voorhees 

and 
Marretje Phillips. 

Daniel Van Voorhees 

and 
Sarah Phillips. 

Stephen Van Voorhees 

and 
Helena Bicdel. 

John Phillips 
and 
Hitty Van Voorhees. 

John Phillips 
and 
Hester Van Voorhees. 

John Van Voorhees 

and 
Ranshea Nostrand. 

Daniel Voorhees 

and 
Sarah Phillips. 



ChUdren. 

Hendrick, 
bap. Jan. 25, 1778. 

Marretje, 
bap. Nov. 30, 1763. 

Femmetje, 
born March 21, 1785. 



Braatje, 
born Dec. 16, 1784. 



Sarah, 
born P'eb. 25, 1785. 

Hannah, 
born July I, 1785. 



Abraham, 



Twins, 



Isaac, 

born Feb. 7, 1787. 

John, 
born Apr. 25, 1787. 



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Jane, > 

born Aug. 12, 1 787. 



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Parents. ^ ChiUiren. 

Abraham Van Voorhees Hendrick, 

and born July 5, 17SS. 

INIarretje Phillips. 

Jeromus Van Voorhis Harney, 

and born Apr. 23, 1789. 

Ann Townsend. 

John Phillips Caty, 

and ' born July 26, 1789. 

Hester Van Voorhees. 

William R. Van Voorhis • Isaac, 

and 
Rachel Vail. 



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born Feb. 22, 1790. 



Abraham Van Voorhees John, 

'd born Sept. 30, 1790. 



Marretje Phillips 

Daniel Van Voorhees Isaac, 

and born Feb. 19, 1790. 

Sarah Phillips. 

Jeronymus Van Voorhees Abraham, 

and born Sept. 14, 1794. 

Nancy Townsend. 

Zachariah Van Voorhis Sally, 

and born Mar. 17, 1792. 

Nancy Springsteen. 

Benjamin Wey Elizabeth, 

and 
Phoebe Van Voorhis. 



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Parents. 

John Phillips 
and 
Esther Van Voorhees. 

Abraham Van Voorhees 

and 
Mary Thillips. 

William R. \'an Voorhis 

and 
Rachel Vail. 

James Necdham 

and 
Adrianna Van Voorhees. 

Cornelius Van Voorhis 

and 
Catherine Thorn. 

Benjamin Wey 

and 
Phoebe Van Voorhees. 

Jereonymus Van Voorhees 

and 
Nancy Townsend. 

John Phillips 
and 
Esther Van Voorhees. 

Jacob Van Voorhis 

and 
Martha Hait^ht. 



Oiildren. 

Jacob, 
born Sept. 2},, 1791, 



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Maria, ) 

born Dec. S, 1792. 

Elias, 
born Aug. 14, 1791, 



Maria, 
born Sept. 3, 1793, 

James Cooper, 
born Nov. i , 1793. 

James, 
born P^eb. 5, 1794. 

Sarah, 
born Mar. 31, 1796. 

Henry, 
born Feb. 2, 1794. 

Susan ITaight, 
born Mar. 24, 1794. 



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William R. Van Voorhis 

and 
Rachel \^ail. 

Stephen Scouten 

and 
Elizabeth Van Voorhees. 

Zachariah Van Voorhis 

and 
Nancy Springsteen. 

James Needham 

and 
Adrianna Van Voorhees. 

Jacobus iMonfort 

and 
Ruth Van Voorhis. 

Abraham Van Voorhees 

and 
Marretje Phillips- 

William R. Van Voorhis, 

and 
Rachel Vail. 

Stephen Scouten 

and 
Elizabeth Van Voorhis. 

Cornelius Van Voorhis 

and 
Catherine Thorn. 



I Children. 

Hannah, 
born Dec. lo, 1793. 

Maria Rapelje, 
born Jan. 16, 1795. 

Twins, 
Abraham, b. Feb. 16,1795. 
Maria, b. Feb. 18, 1795. 

John, 
. born Apr. 23, 1795. 

Peter, 
born Aug. 31, 1795. 

Peter, 
born Sept. 8, 1795. 

Hester, 
born Dec. 24, 1795. 

Abraham, 
born Jan. i, 1796. 



Hannah, 
born Dec. 30, 1795. 






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Parents. 

Benjamin Wcy 

and 
Phoebe Van Voorhis. 

Zachariah Van Voorhis 

and 
Nancy Springsteen. 

John Phillips 
and 
Hester Van Voorhees. 

James Needham 

and 
Adrianna Van Voorhees. 

Benjamin Wey 

and 
Phoebe Van Voorhis. 

Cornelius Van Voorhis 

and 
Catherine Thorn. 

Samuel Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Cooper. 

James Needham 

and 
Adrianna Van Voorhees. 

William R. Van Voorhis 

and 
Rachel Vail. 



Children. 

Phoebe, 
born Jan. 25, 1796. 

Henry, 
born Dec, 4, 1797. 

Cornelius, 
born Dec. 6, 1796. 

James Sebastian, 
born Feb. 3, 1797. 

John, 
born March 23, 1798. 

Mary, 
born May 17, 1798. 

Zachariah, 
born Sept. 12, 1798. 

Henry Douw, 
born Dec. 11, 1798. 



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born Nov, 25, 1798. 






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Parents. 

Abraham Van Voorhees 

and 
Marretje Phillips. 

John Phillips 
and 
Hester Van Voorhees. 



Children. 

Daniel, 
born Dec. 3, 1798. 



Jane, 
born Sept. 26, 1799. 



John Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah, his wife. 

John Rodgers 

and 
Sarah Van Voorhis. 



Daniel, 
born Jan. 15, 1800. 

Elizabeth, 
born Nov. 11, 1799. 



Jacobus ]Monrort 

and 
Ruth Van Voorhis. 



Elias, 
born June 8, 1800. 



Benjamin Wey 

and 
Phoebe Van Voorhis. 



Gitty, 
born Apr, 22, 1800. 



Cornelius Van Voorhis 

and 
Catherine Thorn. 



Henry, 
born Nov. 3, 1800. 



John Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Southard. 



Daniel, 
born Oct. 5, 1800. 



William R. Van Voorhis 

and 
Rachel Vail. 



Joseph Vail, 
born Jan. — , 1801. 



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Parents. 

Zacharlah Van Voorhis 

and 
Nancy Springsteen. 

John Phillips 
and 
Hester Van Voorhees. 

Benjamin Wey 

and 
Phoebe Van Voorhis. 

Henry Van Voorhis 

and 
Hannah P'lagcler. 

Henry Van Voorhis 

and 
Hannah Flageler. 

Samuel L. Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Cooper. 

John Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah, his wife. 

William R. Van Voorhis 

and 
Rachel Vail. 

John Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Southard. 



Jane, 
Eliza, 
born Jan. 24, iSoi. 

Susan Eliza, 
born March 4, 1802. 



Ann Maria, 
born May 7, 1802. 

Simon, 
born Aug. 13, 1791, 

Maria, 
born Jan. 21, 1793. 

Peter, 
born July 28, 1802. 

Susannah,' 
born Nov. 18, 1802. 



Rachel Ann, 
born Dec. 5, 1802. 

Richard Southard, 
born Dec. 17, 1S02. 






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Parents, 

Cornelius Van Voorhis 

and 
Catherine Thorn. 

Jacobus !\Ionfort 

and 
Ruth Van Voorhis. 

Stephen Scouten 

and 
Eh'zabeth Van Voorhis. 

Sarnuel Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Cooper. 

WilHam R. Van Voorhis 

and 
Rachel Vail. 

John Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Van Voorhis. 

Samuel L. Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Cooper. 

John Phillips 
and 
Esther Van Voorhis. 

Cornelius Van Voorhis 

and 
Caty Thorn. 



Children. 

Eliza Ann 
born June 25, 1803. 



Cornelius, 
born Oct. 10, 1S03. 



Eliza, 
born Oct. 18. i8o- 



Mary Ann, 
born Dec. 19, 1803. 



Susannah, 
born Apr. 14, 1805. 

Samuel Newton, 
born June 30, 1S05. 

Coert Alexander, 
born Mar. 4, 1806. 

Maria, 
born July 24, 1806. 

Daniel Thorn, 
born Apr. 6, 1806. 









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Parents. | 

Daniel Van Voorhis 

and 
Margaret Haines. 


ChilJren. 

Jeromus Haines, 
born Aug. 15, 1806. 


John Van Voorhis 

and 
Sally Van Voorhis. 


Sally Ann, 
born Dec. 14, 1806. 


William R. Van Voorhis 

and 
Rachel Vail. 


Rachel Ann, 
born Jan. 25, 1807. 


Samuel L. Van Voorhis 

and " :• 
Sally Cooper. 


William Cooper, 
born June 7, 1807. 


John Phillips 
and 
Esther Van Voorhis. 


William Edward, 
born Sept. 19, 1807. 


Cornelius Van Voorhis 

and ' 
Catherine Thorn. 


John, 
born Nov. 13, 1808. 


William Roe Van Voorhis 

and 
Rachel Vail. 


William Roe, 
born March 20, 1809. 


Jacob Ilasbrook 

and 
Helen Van Voorhis. 


Alfred, 
born Apr. 21, 1809. 


Samuel L. Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Cooper. 


Hannah, 
born July 25, 181 1. 



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Parents. 

Abraham Van Voorhis, Jr., 

and 
Phoebe Vail. 

James Wiltse 
and 
Sarah Van Voorhis. 

CorncHns Van Voorhis 

and 
Catherine Thorn. 

Zebulon Southard 

and 
Catherine Van Voorhis. 

Benjamin Wey 

and 
Phoebe Van Voorhis. 

James Wiltse 
and 
Sarah Van Voorhis. 

William R. Van Voorhis 

and 
Rachel Vail. 



I Children, 

John Henry, 
born May 25, 181 1. 



Ethelinde, 
born July 3, 181 1. 



Samuel Verplanck, 
born Ausr; 6, 181 1. 



John Henry, 
born Jan. 10, 1812. 

Cornelius, 
born Nov. i, 181 1. 



Emily, 
born June 13, 1813. 



Cornelius Westbrook, 
born P^eb. 3, 181 3. 



Isaac C. Van Wyck 

and 
Hannah Van Voorhis. 



Cornelius, 
bap, Oct. I, 1820, 



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APPENDIX. 



List of tire Elders and Deacons of the DutcJi CJiurcJi at 
FisJikill Village, fro)ii the Organization of the Church to 
1866 — frojn Kev. Francis J/. Kij^'s Discourse on the His- 
tory of the Church, delivered on the i^Oth Anniversary, 
Septeniber 12, 1S66. The early Dutch nanies have been 
modernized. 



ELDERS. 



Peter Dubois. 
Abraham Buys. 
Abraham Brinckerhoff. 
Hendrick Phihps. 
Frans De Lange. 
John Brinckerhoff. 
John Van Kleek. 
Henry Vanderbergli. 
EHas Van Benschoten. 
John Van Voorhis. 
Hcnricus Rosecrans. 
Louis Losee. 
Jacob Brinckerhoff. 
Frans Le Roy. 
Cornehus Wiltse. 
Cornehus Van Wyck. 
Jacob Dubois. 
John Heermans, 
Francis Brett. 
Isaac Romeyn. 
Theodorus Van Wyck, 
EHas Dubois. 
John De Witt. 
Abraham Brinckerhoff. 



Isaac Van W\-ck. 
Obediah W. Cooper. 
WilHam Hoogeland. 
Peter Bogardus. 
Henry Phihps. 
Peter B. Dubois. 
John Ackerman. 
Tunis Dubois. 
Duncan Graham. 
John Anthony. 
Jacobus Swartwout. 
Cornehus C. Van Wxxk. 
Robert R. Brett. 
John Van Vleit. 
Richard Rapalje. 
Abraham Dubois. 
Isaac Sebring. 
Allard Anthony. 
Enos Wright. 
John R. Phihps. 
Samuel L. Van Voorhis. 
Jerome Scofield. 
David Romeyn. 
Foris Adriance. 



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Louis Dubois. 
Thomas Van Dyck. 
Tunis Van Benschoten. 
Richard Van Wyck. 
Ephraim Schiitt. 
Abraham Duryee. 
John Bailey. 
Peter Montfort. 
Jacobus Swartu'out. 
Martin Wiltse. 
Evart W. Swart. 
Abraham Schenck. 
Jacob Dubois. 
Cornelius Cooper. 
Daniel Graham. 
Abraham Smith. 
Joseph Vail. 

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James Given. 
John H. Rosa. 
Daniel Van Voorhis. 
Ephraim Scofield. 
Samuel A. Ha}'t. 
Cornelius T. Pudney 
Andrew Wight. 
T. V. W. Anthony. 
Charles Scofield. 
John W. Brett. 
John Lounsbury. 
John Graham. 
John Secord. 
Seeley Slawson. 
William R. Vail. 
John C. Van Wyck, 
Stephen Bedford, 
man B. Rosa. 



DEACONS. 



Abraham Brinckerhoff 
Jacobus Swartwout. 
Henry Vanderbergh. 
Hcndrick Philips. 
Foris Adriance. 
Isaac Romeyn. 
Theodorus Van Wyck. 
John C. Van Voorhis. 
Jacob Dubois. 
Isaac Brinckerhoff 
Maas Ostrander. 
Jonathan Dubois. 



John Brinckerhoff 
Louis Losee. 
Abraham Bloer. 
Cornelius Van W^yck. 
Cornelius Wiltse. 
Peter J. Dubois. 
Richard Van Wyck. 
Daniel Philips. 
John R. Philips. 
John Van Vleit. 
Henry H. Philips. 
Richard Rapalje. 



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William R. Van Voorhis. 
Abraham Dubois. 
George Bogert. 
Peter Dubois. 
Jerome Scofield. 
Adolph Van De Water. 
William H. Wiltse. 
Peter Bogardus. 
William E. Rapalje, 
Samuel A. Ilayt. 
Peter Montfort. 
Abraham Dc Graff, 
Henricus Rosecrans, 
Jacob Brinckerhoff. 
Richard Van Wyck. 
Rodolphus Swartwout. 
Tunis Van Benschotcn, 
Adrian l^rinckerhotT. 
John Bailey. 
Peter P. Dubois. 
John Sjurg. 

Abraham Van Voorhis. 
John Bernhalt. 
David Barker. 
John Ackerman. 
Cornelius Luyster. 
P^lias Dubois. 
David Romeyn, 
Peter Cutwater. 
Garret Storm. 
John Cooper. 
Philip Heermans. 
Cornelius Newkirk. 



Ephraim Schutt, 
Coert Van Voorhis. 
Benjamin Hasbrook. 
Peter Klump. 
John Dubois, Jr. 
Peter J. Montfort. 
Adam Aalgelt. 
William Schouten. 
Hendrick Van Tassel. 
Jacob Vandervoort. 
Garret Luyster. 
Cornelius Adams. 
John Anthony. 
Isaac Norris. 
William Hoogeland. 
James Given. 
David Smith. 
Samuel ^Meeker. 
Joseph Vail. 
Thomas Lawrence. 
John H. Rosa. 
Nicholas Anthony. 
Daniel Van Voorhis. 
William E. Wiley. 
Nathaniel Pepper. 
Samuel Bowne. 
Daniel L Philips. 
A. A. Bogardus. 
Seeley Slawson. 
Daniel L Van Voorhis. 
Augustus Bedford. 
John Graham. 
T. V. W. Anthony. 



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John W. Erett. 
John Lounsbury. 
A. Z. Van Voorhis. 
Frederic Code. 
Henry E, Scofield. 
William R. Vail. 
John Secord. 
Nicholas H. Stripple. 
Francis H. Bowne. 
William Van Wyck. 
Anthony Van Wyck. 
Myman B. Rosa. 
James E. V^an Stcenbergli. 
Jesse B. Morton. 
Alfred W. Lomas. 

Theodore 



William I\I. Morton. 
Richard B. Morton. 
Garret Dubois. 
Sylvester Southard. 
Harvey Rozell. 
Shibboleth Bogardus. 
Cornelius Bogardus. 
Cornelius C. Van Wyck. 
Jacob Dubois, Jr. 
Samuel Ouackenbush. 
James R. Needham. 
Joseph Scofield. 
A. Gildersleeve. 
Merman F. Dee. 
Theodore A. Rosa. 
Anthony. 



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Marriages from the Records of the Dutch Church at 
Ponghkeepsie. 

Jan Van Voorhecs 

to ' Nov. 29, 1765. 

Elizabeth Smith. 

Henry Lake 

to * March 9, 1766. 

Sarah Van Voorres. 

Henry Van Voorhees 

to Jan. 9, 1766. 

Hannah Flageler. 

Eh'as Van Voorhees 

to Nov. 2, 1770. 

EUzabeth Roe. 

Johannis Van Voorhees. 

to Oct. 13, 1771. 

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Baptisms frcut the Records of the DutcJi ChiircJi at Poit ;h- 
keepsie. 

Parents. Children. Sponsors. 

Johannis Van Voorhecs Sara, Tcunis \'an Eenschouten 

and bap. May — , 1740. and 
Gerritje Van Bcnsclioutcn. Antie 

Johannis Van \'oorhecs Elias, Elias Van Eenschouten 

and born Jan. —, 1742. and 

Gerritje Van Eenschouten. Catrena Hyse. 

Rev. Stephen \'an \'oorhecs John, 

and born May 29, 1775. 

Ehzabeth Mathewnian. 



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Baptisms from tlie Records of tJic DutcJi Church, Hopezvcll, 
Duchess Co. 



Parents. 

Roelof Phillips 

and 
Barbara Van Voorhees. 

Johannis Schut 

and 
Femmetjc Van Voorhees. 

Roelof Phillips 

and 
Barbara Van Voorhees. 

Jeronymus Van Voorhees 

and ■ 
Nancy Townsend. 

Roelof Phillips 

and 
Barbara Van Voorhees. 

Jacob Masbrook 

and 
Elinor Van Voorhis. 

Jacobus iSIonfort 

and 
Ruth Van Voorhis. 

lienjamin Wey 

and 
Phoebe Van Voorhis. 



Children. 

Catherina, 
bap. July 15, 1767. 

Femmetjc, 
bap. June 25, 176S. 

Jannetje, 
bap. Aug. 23, 1772. 

Elizabeth, 
born July 24, 1778. 

Abraham, 
born Feb. 20, 1775. 

Francis, 
born Aug. 25, 1805. 



James, 
born Feb. 26, 1806. 



Abraham, 
born Apr. 27, 1809. 



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Parents. 

Abraham R. Adriance 

and 
Susan Van Voorhis. 

Roelof Phillips 

and 
Barbara Van Voorhees. 

Hendrick Van Voorhees 

and 
Johanna Flageler. 

Jacobus Monfort ■ "• 

and 
Ruth Van Voorhis. 

Townsend Van Voorhis 

and 
Eh'za Southard. 

Abraham R. Adriance ■ 

and 
Susan Van Voorhis. 

Abraham R. Adriance 

and 
Susan Van Voorhis. 



Children. 

Emmeline, 
born Oct. 24, 1813. 

Hendrick, 
bap. Feb. 20, 1765. 

Hester, 
bap. Feb. 15, 1767. 

Abraham, 
born Aug. 10, 1814. 

Richard Southard," 
born Oct. 9, 1814. 

Jolin, 
born Aug. 17, 18 17. 

Caroline, 
born July 25, 1824. 



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Baptisms from the Records of flic Dutch Church, N'eit 
Hackcnsack, Duchess Co. 



Parents. 

Stephen Van Voorhis 

and 
Catrina Lek. 

Zachariali Van Voorhis 

and 
Nancy Springsteen. 

Henry Van Voorhis 

and 
Hannah I'lageler. 

Samuel Van Voorhis 

and 
Sarah Cooper. 

Roelof Van Voorhis 

and 
Ghasie Childs. 

Reuben Myers 

and 
Catlierine Van Voorhis. 

Reuben j\Iyers 

and 
Catherine Van Voorhis. 



Children. 

Isaac, 



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Christian, 

Nancy, 

bap. Oct. 12, 178S. 



Abraham, 
bap. Nov. 5, 1788. 

Obediah, 
bap. Sept. I, 1800. 

Roelof Augustus, 
bap. Sept. 13, 1S05. 

Phoebe, 
bap. Jan. 13, 1808. 

Warren Delancy, 
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John Budd 

and 
Ancrelica Van Voorhis. 



Children. 

Samuel Thorn, 
bap. Jan. 12, 1824. 



John Budd 

and 
Catherine Van Voorhis. 



Catherine, 
bap. Mar. 9, 1826. 



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198 APPENDIX. 

Tombstone Inscriptions from the Churchyard of the Dutch 
Church, Fisltkill Village, Duchess Co. 

Major William Roe Van Yoorhis, died Nov. 2, 1S28, in his 
64th year. 

Rachel \'"ail, wife of William Roe Van Voorhis, died June 
12, 1845, in her 78th }-ear, 

William Roe Van Voorhis, died July 16, 1833, in his 24th 
year. 

Julia Van Voorhis, wife of John T. Rich, died March 9, 
■ . 1840, aged 28 years. 

Louise Rich, daughter of Julia and John T. Rich, aged 20 
months. 

Joseph I. Vail, died Dec. 31, 1835, aged 68 years, 3 mos., 
26 days. 

Deborah, wife of Joseph I. Vail, died July 19, 1857, aged 
79 years, 7 mos., 20 days. 

Sally Ann, wife of Wm. R. Vail, died Apr. 15, 1842, aged 
35 years. 

Elizabeth \^an Voorhis, wife of Stephen Schouten, died 
Aug. 22, 1855, aged "j"] years. 

Daniel Van Voorhis, died April 23, 1842, aged 61 years, 
1 1 mos., 12 days. 



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Margaret, wife of Daniel Van Voorhis, died Jan. 20, 1859, 
aged 71 years, 5 mos., 9 days. 

William C. Van Voorhis, born Feb. 15, 1S22 ; died March 
21, 1857. 

Cornelius Van Voorhis, born Aug. 26, 1816; died April 6, 
1862. 

Bartow \V., son of Christian and Elizabeth Van Voorhis. 

Christian Van Voorhis, born Sept. 11, 178S; died Apr. 6, 
1833. 

Samuel Van \^oorhis, died Sept. 28, 1848, aged 75 years, 
9 mos., 2 days. 

Sarah Cooper, wife of Samuel Van Voorhis, died Aug. 9, 
1859, aged 83 years, 7 mos., 16 days. 

Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel L. Van Voorhis and Sarah 
Cooper, born Dec. 19, 1803; died June 20, 1844. 

Hannah, daughter of Samuel L. Van Voorhis and Sarah 
Cooper, died Nov. 25, 181 2, aged i year, 4 mos., 2 days. 

Jane Robinson, wife of Peter Van Voorhis, died Nov. 7, 
1858, aged 60 years, 5 mos., 7 days. 

Cornelius Van Voorhis, died Sept. 20, 1838, aged 68 years, 
4 mos., 8 days. 



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Catherine, wife of Cornelius Van Voorliis. died June 2. 1814, 
ai^ed 44 years, 4 mos., 18 days. 

Elizabeth, wife of John Voorhies, and daughter of John 
Cook, born March 28, 1798 ; died ^larch 4, 1S57. 

Augustus T., son of John and Elizabeth Van Voorhies, died 
Oct. 5, 1 8 19, aged 9 mos. 

Henry Van Voorhis, born Nov. 3, 1801 ; died Apr. 28, 
1845- 



Jeronuis, son of Daniel I. and Martha Van Voorhis, died 
May 14, 1839, aged i year, 25 days. 

Daniel I. Van Voorhis, died Dec. 27, 1850, aged 50 years, 
21 days. 

Richard Rapelje, son of Daniel h and Martha Van Voorhis, 
died xMay i, 185 1, aged lO mos., 17 days. 

Henry, son of Daniel I. Van Voorhis, died Apr. 11, 1833, 
aged I year, 1 mo., 29 days. 

Abraham Van Voorhis, born Sept. 14, 1794; died May 21, 
1868, aged 'i'}^ years, 8 mos., 7 days. 

Abbey, wife ol Atsraham Van Voorhis, died March 17, 
1828, aged 28 years, 6 mos., 14 days. 

Hannah, wife of Abraham Van Voorhis, died Apr. 5, 1S42, 
aged 43 }'cars, i mo., 13 days. 






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Elizabeth Van Voorhis. born March 8, 1795 ; died Jan. 
1875- 



Zachariah Van Voorhis, died July 3, 181 1, aged 6^ years, 
4 mos., 13 days. 



Anna Lawrence, wife of Zachariah Van Voorhis, born Aug. 
24, 1751 ; died Dec. 10, 17S1. 

Ann S., wife of Zachariah Van Voorhis, died Feb. 9, 1851, 
aged 88 years, 8 mos., 24 days. 



Sarah Van Voorhis, died Apr. 14, i860, aged 67 years, 
27 days. 



Abrahain Z. Van Voorhis, died Aug. 19, 1870, aged 75 
years, 6 mos., 3 da}-s. 

Mathew B. Van Voorhis, died May 19, 1855, aged 26 
years, 4 mos., 17 days. 

John Van Voorhis, died Dec. 28, 1854, aged 21 years, 10 
mos., 14 days. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Zebulon T. and I'^lizabeth V'an \''oor- 
his, died Feb. 16, 1832, aged i year, 2 mos., 5 da}-s. 



Christian Dubois, died Dec. 17, 1807, aged 61 years, 6 mos., 
4 days. 



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Hellenali Van Voorhis, wife of Christian Dubois, died Mar. 
4, 1826, aged 82 years, 10 mos., 4 days. 



Hier Lyde hot Lighaam 

van Pieter D'Bois 

overladen Den 22 van Januarie 

Anno 173 Z-Q. oude Zynde 

63 Jaar. 

Mary Jane, wife of Henry Van Voorhis, died Aug. 29, 1849, 
v -' aged 53 years, 17 days. 

ICHzabeth Canniff, wife of John R. Pliiliips, died Nov. 22, 
1S08, aged 53 years, 7 mos., 18 days. 

John R. rhilhps, died Dec. 2, 1832, in his 76th year. 

Mary Ann, dau. of Henry and Mar)' Van Voorhis, died 
Apr. 12, 1832, aged 8 mos., 22 days. 

Ranchc Cooper, died Jan. 25, 1831, in the 82d year of her 



Zebulon Southard, died Oct. 20, 1854, aged ']'] years, 3 
mos., 9 da}'s. 

Catherine, wife of Zebulon Southard, died May 13, 1854, 
aged "jG years, 7 mos., 16 days. 

Jacoh) Hasl)r()ok, died May 7, 1847, in liis 69th year. 



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Hier Lydt Het Lighaani van 
Jacobus Van Neste. Bediensat 

Des Heyllge Evangelimus 

De Pockkeepsie en De Viskill 

In Dutchess County 

Zynde In De Hcere Gerust 

De 10 April 1761. Oudt Zynde 

26 Jaar. 2 Maandcn. en 3 Dagen 



Elizabeth Roe, wife of Cornelius C. Bogardus, died July 16, 
1807, aged 53 years, 4 mos., 10 da}'s. 

Col. John Brinckerhoff, died March 26, 1785, in his 83d 
year. 



Janetie Brinckerhoff. wife of Col. John Brinckerhoff, died 
Nov. II, 1792, aged 88 years. 

Hier Lydt Met Lighaam van 

Barbaretie Brinckerhoff 

Doghter van Jan Brinckerhoff 

Zynde in de Heere Gerust 

Den 4 Dagh May 1752 

Oude Zynde 17 Jaarcn en 22 Dagcn 



Hier Lydt Het Lighaam van 

Diena Brinckerhoff 

Doghter van Jan Brinckerhoff 

Zynde in de Hcere Gerust 

de 24 Augustus 1752 

Oude Zynde 16 Jaarcn 



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^ Hier I.ydt Het I.igliaani van 

Dirck Brinckerhoff / 

Zoon van Jan Brinckerhoff / 

Zyndc in de Heere Gerust ( 

de i6 Aprill 1764. Oude Zynde 25 Jaare 

Anno 1767. den 23 October 

In de Heere Gerust 

Geertje Brinckerhoff 

Huys vrow van Dirck Brinckerhoff 

Oude Zynde 37 Jaaren 

Hier Lydt Het Lighaam van 

Johannis Brinckerhoff 

overladen De 5 Dagh van 

Juny 1757 Oude S}'nde 29 Jaar, en 9 Maande 

Hier Lydt Het Lighaam win 

Antye Brinckerhoff 

Huys vrow van Johannis Brinckerhoff 

overladen de Eerste Dagh van Juny 1754 

Oude Zynde 22 Jaaren 

George G. Brinckerhoff, died April 26, 181 2, aged 70 years. 

Hier Lyde Het Lighaam van 

Femmetje. Geboren Remsen 

Huys vrow van Abraham Brinckerhoff 

Naar Zyn Overladen Weeder Gertrout 

met Abraham Bloom 

Geboren den 25 Oct 1703 

Gestorven den 6 Feb 1771 

Oudt Zyndc 6"] Jaaren. 6 Maandcn. 



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Hicr Lydt Bcgraven Het Lichaan van 

Theodorus Van Wyck 

Soon van Cornelius 

Gestorven den 3 October Anno 1754 

Oudt Zynde 54 Yaar. 4 Maanden. 18 Daagen. 



Hicr Lydt Begravcn 

Kathelyna Adriejanse 

Huis vrow van Theodorus Van Wyck 

Gestorven De 24 Juny 1746 

Oudt Zynde 20 Jaar. 11 INIaanden. 



Hier Lyde Met Lichaam van 

De Feiwaarde Heer 

: Benjamin Meenenia 

in hyn Leenens Teje predikant van 

de Viskels & Poughkeepsie 

in den Hceren Onslaapen den 

9 September 1761. Oude Zynde 

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Tombstone Inscriptions from the Church-yard of the DutcJi 
CliiircJi., Hopeioell^ Duchess Co. 

Jane, widow of Joseph Horton, died Nov. 4, 181S, aged 
85 years, 7 mos., 4 days. 

Jacob Horton, died Jan. 6, 1793. 



Abraham Horton, died May 17, 1803, in the 33d year of 
his a^e. 



Ann Maria, rehct of Coert Horton, and dau. of Jeromus 
Rapalje. 



Coert, son of Coert and Ann Maria Horton, died Sept. 17, 
1S53, aged 17 years, 5 mos., 4 days. 



Susan Van Voorhis, wife of the late Abraham Adriance, 
died Dec. 22, 1879, aged 96 years, 8 mos., 22 days. 



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Tombstone Inscriptions from the Chnrch-yard of the Pres- 
byterian ChnrcJi, Brinkerhoffville, Dnchcss Co. 

John Van Voorhis, died March 7, 1842, aged 69 years, 3 
mos., 27 days. 



Phoebe Van Voorhis, wife of Benjamin Wey, died Oct. 5, 
1834, aged 62 years, 1 1 mos., 4 days. 






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208 APPENDIX. 

Tombstone Inscriptions from the CJiurch-yard of the Dutch 
Church, N'czo Hackcnsack, Duchess Co. 

Obediali Van Voorhis, born Sept. i, 1800; d. Nov. 5, 1878. 



Miriam Haight, \vife of Obediah Van Voorhis, born Jan. 
4, 1804 ; d. Apr. 11, 1835. 



IVIaria Haight, wife of Obediah Van Voorhis, born Dec. 3, 
1S02 ; died Apr. 16, 1880. 



Coertland Van Voorhis, son of Zachariah and Jane Van 
Voorhis, died Nov. 28, 1836, aged 9 mos. 



Maria Van Voorhis, wife of Isaac Ackerman, died May 21 
1870, aged J J years, 4 mos. 



Henry D. Needham, born Dec. 11, 1798; died Jan. 14, 
1875. 



Maria, wife of Henry D. Needham, born Aug. 25, iSoo 
died July 27, 1S78. 



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The folloiving Papers are Recorded in the Office of the Sec- 
retary of State, Albany, A^ezv York. 

(New York Colonial ^fa^uscripts, vol. x. , part 2, f. 397.) 

Aefi Ed: G" A. Heere D'. Ge; en Heeren Raaden van N. Neder- 
lant 

Geeft reverentlijck te kennen Frans Jansen van Hochten, hoe 
dat hij Suppliant (hebbende geobtineert U Ed. G" A. Vonnisse 
waer bij de Erflgenamen van Wolphert Gerritsen niet alleen siju 
gecondemneert inde saake ten principaele noopende het parceel 
Lants geweest in questie ; maer oock inde kosten, mitsgaders 
vordere taxatie vande voorst; kosten, decreet en executiorale 
daerop gevolcht dien niet tegenstaende bij desselve erttgename 
succumbanten betieffende de hem suppl: geadjuceerde en getax- 
eerde kosten vverdende slepende gehouden (a!s in een gedurige 
Rosmoolen sender tot een Eijnde te konnen geraacken). 

Speciael Consent vande Ed: G"* A. heer Dr. Gen. Inden Durpen 
Amesfoort in arreste heeft doen nemen soedanige penningen, als 
vande huijsinge en boueverije toe behoort hebben Wolphert Ger- 
ritsen ende bij des selfs Erffgenamen de succumbanten onder den 
anderen verkoft sijn geprocedeert en onder Elbert Elbertsen ofte 
des selfs tweede kooper Kourt Stevensen berustende omme sijne 
voorst: getaxeerde declaratie neffens de kosten daerop te verhaelen, 
de selve Elbert Elbertsen en Kourt Stevensen doen Citeren voor 
U. Ed. G". Achtb'. in verhoopinghe dat deselve by U. Ed. G". 
Achtb'. souden werden geordonneert den Supplt sijn voorst: ge- 
adjuceerde paratelijcken te voldoen, dan sijnde selve niet gecom- 
pareert maer hebben defaut Laeten gaen is oversulx alleen het 
voorst. arrest verclaert voor valabel. 

En alsoo den Suppliant besorcht is dat bij de voorst. geciteer- 
dens (aengeset door de voorst. erffgenamen succumbanten) mochte 
worden getracht hem voorder gaende te houden ende dese sijne 
procedure te maecken als perpetueel. 

Soo keert den Suppliant hem tot U. Ed. G". Acht'. versoeckcnde 
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210 AI'PENDIX. 

gants diensfelijcTcen, dat deselve gelieven den Schonf van de g^e- 
liieite Durpc te orjonneeren de VGOrfl Elbert Elbertsen ofte Steven 
Koertsen te sonimeeren, omme binnen acht daegen itijt de pennin' 
gen geprocedeert als boven geinentioneert vande paije albereets 
vervallen ende noch niet betaalt sijnde den Supplt. sijn geadju- 
ceerde declaratie met de kosten parateleijcken te voldoen, op peine 
van reele executie en in Cas de voorst. vervallen penningen voor 
dato van det voorst. arrest mochten sijn betaelt de actie van de 
naest te vervallen paey der voorsf, penningen openbaerlijcken 
aende nicest biedende (Coinptant te betaelen) te verkoopen ten 
eijndedat Supplt. niach geworden het Effect van U. Ed. G' Achtb. 
welgenielte \'onni3se en wijdere dispositie daerop gevolcht, tweick 
doende etz. 

Frans Jansen van Hochten. 

Fiat quod pctitur. Actum Fort Amsterdami in N. Nederlant 
den 29 9^= 1663. 



TRANSLATION. 

To the NoWe, Very Worghipfiil, their Honors the Director-General 
and Council of N. Netherland, 

Humbly showeth I'Vans Jansen van Hochten, that he, the peti- 
tioner, obtained from your Noble Worships a judgment, by which 
the heirs of Wolphert Gerritsen were condemned not only on the 
principal point relating to the parcel of land in dispute, but also to 
pay the expenses as taxed, together with a decree and order of 
execution ; that notwithstanding this judgment the heirs, defeated 
in the former suit, delay the payment of the costs taxed and ad- 
judged to the petitioner, and keep him constantly running as in a 
treadmill. 

By special consent of his Noble Worship, the Director-Gen- 
eral, he attached in the village of Amesfoort such moneys as 
were received for the house and farm formerly belonging to Wol- 
phert Gerritsen and sold by his heirs among themselves, and kept 
in deposit either by Elbert Elbertsen or by the second purchaser, 



APPENDIX. 211 

Kourt Stevensen, to recover thereby the aforesaid taxed bill of 
costs and other expenses. He summoned Elbert Elbertsen and 
Kourt Stevensen before your Noble Worships, hoping that your 
Noble Worships would order them to satisfy your petitioner imme- 
diately ; they however did not appear, but let the case go by de- 
fault, and therefore the petitioner's attachment was declared valid. 

Now whereas the petitioner apprehends, that instigated by the 
heirs the summoned parties might endeavor to delay him further 
and make this lawsuit perpetual, 

Therefore your petitioner very humbly requests your Noble 
Worships that they will please to direct the Schout of the afore- 
said village to summon the said Elbert Elbertsen or Steven 
Koertsen to pay to the petitioner within eight days from the 
moneys received as above, the money, the payment of which, 
although long due, has been delayed until now, namely, the whole 
amount and his costs, on the penalty of immediate execution, and 
that in case the amount due, as aforesaid, should have been paid 
before the date of the said attachment, the claim to the amount 
next due be sold for cash to the highest bidder at public auction ; 
that thereby the petitioner may enjoy the benefit of your Noble 
Worships' judgment and further orders. Which doing, etc. 

Eraxs Jaxsex van Hochtex. 

Fiat quod petitur. Done at Fort Amsterdam, in New Nether- 
lands, 29th of November, 1663. 



(New York Colonial Manuscripts, vol. x., part 3, f. 76.) 

21 Febr 1664 Donderdagh. 
Pieter Wolpherts van Couwenhoven cum Sociis Eijschers Contra 

Jacob van Couwenhoven gedaechden. 
Den ged 3 default. 

Eijsch gedaen maecken ende aende Ed. Or. Achtb. Hceren Dr. 
Genl. en Raaden van N. Nederlant overgegeven bij ofte van wegen 
Pieter van Couwenhoven, Jan van Couwenhoven, RoelofT Afar- 



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tensen als "NTan en V'ooght van Neeltjie van Coiivvenhoven en 
Koert Stevensen als Man en Vooght van Marretje van Couwen- 
hoven, als Eijschers op en Jegens Jacob van Couwenhoven ge- 
daechde t'Samen Erffgenaemen van Wijlen Wolphert Gerritsen 
van Coinvenhoven. 

Edele, Groot Achtbaare Heeren : 

De Eijschers in qualiteyt als Erffgenaemen vande Voorst: Wol- 
phert Gerritsen van Couwenhoven hunne respective Vader en 
Grootvader voor twee Staecken Seggen en doceren bij de protes- 
tatie gedacn door den Notaris Salomon La Chair geproduceert 
onder Littra A ende Relaes vande Gerichtsbooden en Concerge 
onder B & C: dat den gedaechden meede Erffgenaem vande voorst: 
Wolphert Gerritsen voor een Staecke door sijn Inobedientie ende 
Wederstreven, oorsaecke is geweest vande Costen ende moeijelich- 
heden geresulteert ende ontstaen uyt het bewuste proces by Frans 
Jansen van Hochten geventileert tegens hunne voorst. Vader en 
Grootvader respective. 

Ende oversulx sij eijsh" by minnelijcke ]nterpellatie hebben ge- 
tracht den ged. te disponeren hen te Indemneren ende ontlasten 
van de voorst. Costen door hem ged. privatelijcken veroorsaeckt 
monterende volgens Acte van taxatie ende Specificatie over geleijt 
onder D & E f. 502, 3, 8, van het welcke te doen hij ged. met 
exceptie ende buijten propooste antwoorde hem onvilligh is stel- 
lende als blijckelijck onder F. 

Weshalven de Eijs" hen genootsaeckt hebben gevonden sich te 
keeren tot de middelen van Justitie ende tot Vermeijdinge van 
Lankweijlich proces hebben den ged. van desen tijdelijcken Copye 
toegesonden, Omme sijn berecht soe hij yermeent daer tegen te 
hebben, daer neffens gelijckelijcken te mogen leggen. 

Concliideren dat den ged. om redcnen geallegeert by U Ed. 
G' Achtb. diffinitive vonnisse Sal werden gecondemneert inde 
voorst. Somnie en dieuvolgens deselve Somme hen Eijs" werden 
geadjuceert uijt Soodanige penningen als de Eijs" uijt Crachte van 
Acte van Cessie door de voorst. Frans Jansen op hen verleeden 



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meede geexhibeert onder E hebben doen arresteren onder Elbert 
Elbeitsen to Aniesfoort als te sien sub G ende deselve daervoor 
verclaert executabel en tot alsulcke andere Finen als hem oirbaer- 
lijch te sijn en best nioogen volgen Cum Expcnsis. 
U. Ed. Gt\ Achb. Dien'^ 
Pieter van Couwenhoven, Jan Gerritsen van Cou- 
wenhoven mede vervangende de andere erftgenae- 
men Willem van Couwenhoven, RoelofF Atartensen 
en Coei t Stevensen, 



TRANSLATION. 

21 February, 1664, Thursday. 
t^ieter Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven cum sociis, plaintiff, v. 

Jacob van Couwenhoven, defendant. 
The defendant is in default the third time. 

Complaint made and delivered to the Noble, Very Worshipful, 
their Honors the Director-General and Council of New Nether- 
land, by and in behalf of Peter van Couwenhoven, Jan van Cou- 
wenhoven, Roeloft" ATartensen as husband and guardian of Neeltjie 
van Couwenhoven, and Koert Stevensen as husband and guardian 
of Marretje Couwenhoven, as plaintiffs, against Jacob van Couwen- 
hoven, defendant, all the parties being the heirs of the late Wol- 
phert Gerritsen van Couwenhoven. 

Noble, Very Worshipful Gentlemen : . 

The plaintiffs, as heirs of the said Wolphert Gerritsen van Cou- 
wenhoven — their respective father and grandfather — for two shares, 
say and declare by the protest drawn up by the Notary Salomon 
Ea Chair, submitted under A, and the reports of the Court Mes- 
senger and the Concierge, under B and C, that the defendant, co- 
heir of the said Wolphert Gerritsen for one share, has by his dis- 
obedience and opposition, caused the expenses and troubles result- 
ing from the well known lawsuit undertaken by Frans Jansen van 
Hochten against their father and grandfather respectively. 



214 APPENDIX. 

The plaintifts therefore endeavored by a friendly interpellation 
to persuade the defendant to indemnify them for the said ex- 
penses, which he personally had incurred, amounting to fl. 502, 3, S, 
as shown by the bill of taxation and specification under D and E. 
Defendant answering by taking exceptions not to the point refused 
to do this, as appears under F. 

The plaintiffs have found themselves compelled therefore to have 
recourse to the means of justice, and for the sake of avoiding a 
long protracted lawsuit have at an early day sent a copy hereof to 
defendant, that he may give his answer if he has any. 

They request that the defendant, for the alleged reasons, be sen- 
tenced definitively by your Noble Worships to pay the aforesaid 
sum, and that the same sum be adjudged to plaintiffs out of the 
moneys, which plain tift's have attached — by virtue of the deed of 
cession made by the said Frans Jansen, also submitted under E — 
in the hands of Elbert Pllbertsen, of Amesfoort, as shown by G ; 
that this amount be declared subject to execution ; and, further, that 
he pay all other fines which they may deem expedient, together 
with the expenses. 

Your Noble Worships' Servants. 
Pieter van Couwenhoven, Jan Gerritsen van Cou- 
wenhoven in the name of the other heirs, Willem 
van Couwenhoven, Roeloft' Alartensen, and Coert 
Stevensen. 

The prayer of the petitioners was granted. 

(New York Colonial Manuscripts, vol. xxviii., f. 136.) 
Certificate for Jan Elten. 

Op huijden, den 10: October A° 1679: sijn verschenen voor ons 
Capt" James Hubbard, Elbert Elbertsen Stoothoff en Jaqu-s Cor- 
teljau. Ten versoeck van Jan Elten, Inwoonder tot Kingston, 
staende op sijn vertreck van hier naer Patria, den eersamen Steven 
Coerten, out 79: Jaren, Willem Roeloffs, out 60: Jan Strijcker 
Roeremaker out 64: Jaren, Jan Subringh out 48; Jaren, Coert 



APPENDIX. 215 

Stevensen out 42: Jareti, Sijnc'e alle Ingebooren int Lant van 
Drenten ; Dewelke verclaeren, Waer en Waerachtigh te sijn, dat 
den voora; Reeiuirant is P^cht and Recht gebooren van RoelolT 
Elten Bij Sijn Huijsvrou Aeltjen Elten in het Dorp Swigtel gelegeu 
in het voors: Lant van Drenten. 

En verclaeren vorder soo verre ons Bekent is hem niet anders 
gekent te hebben als in eer en Dcuchten ende vorder alle de lijt 
van onse heugenisse Imant meer in dit Lant gekent te hebben, die 
dien naem gevoert heft. Hier mede Eijnde haere depositie sijn 
Bercijt met Solemnele Eden te verstercken. In Orconde der 
VVaerheyt met eijgen handen Onderteekent Tot N: Amersvoort opt 
Langh Eijlandt in .America ut supra. 

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'-•' Jan Strycker, Roeremaecker. 

Jan Sueberingu. 

COERT StEVENSEN. 

Testifide in the presence oi us underwritten, under oath. 
J. Hubbard, Justice. 
Elbert Elbertsen, Justice. 
Ja: Corteljou, Justice. 



translation. 
Certificate for Jan Elten. 

To-day, the loth of October, 1679, appeared before us Captain 
James Hubbard, Elbert Elbertsen StoothofF and Jacques Cortel- 
jou, at the request of Jan Elten, a resident of Kingston now about 
to depart for the Fatherland, the worshipful Steven Coerten, 
seventy-nine years old, William Roeloffs, sivty years old, Jan 
Strycker — armorer — sixty-four years old, Jan Subringh, forty-eight 
years old, Coert Stevensen, forty-two years old, all natives of the 



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land of Drenten, who declare that it is true that the above-named 
petitioner is the lawful son of Roelotf Elten by his wife Aeltje 
Elten, of the village of Swigtel in the said land of Drenten. 

They further declare to the best of their information that they 
have always known him as an honest and virtuous man, and that 
as far as they can remember they never knew any other man of the 
same name. They are willing to confirm their testimony by a 
solemn oath. In witness of the truth they sign this with their own 
hands, at New Amesfoort, on Long Island in America, date as 
above. 

Steven Coerten. 

The mark of William Roeloffs. 

Jan Strycker, Gunsmith. 
~ Jan Sueberixgh. 

COERT StEVENSEN. 

Testified in the presence of us underwritten, under oath. 

■ . J. Hubbard, Justice. 

■.v,.,: P^LBERT Elbertsen, Justice. 

{, ; i;.) , James Corteljou, Justice. 



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Aalgelt, Adam, 190 
Ackerman,' Isaac, 58, 208 

. John, 1 88, 190 
Adams, Cornelius, 190 
Addington, John, 129 

William R., 56 
Adriance, Abraham, 206 

Abraham R., 195 

Albert, 51 

Caroline, 195 

Emmelinc, 195 

Foris, 188, 1 89 

Isaac, 136, 140, 149 

John, 195 

Thomas L., 140 
Adricjanse Kathelyna, 205 
Alberts, Coert, 4, 9, 10 

Gertien, 9 

Hendrick, 9 

Hilbert, 9 

Jan, 9 

Luytgen, 9 

Merghin, 9, 10 

Steven, 9 

Wesvel, 9 
Allen, Catherine Elizabeth, 60 

James M., 60 



Allen, Julia Marva, 60 
Sarah, 60 
William, Jr., 60 
William Henry, 60 

Amerman, Powel, 170 . 

Anderson, Amelia, 64 
Hannah J., 61 
Rev, , 149 

Angell, Stephen T., 62 

Anthony, Allard, 1S8 
John, 188, 190 
Nicholas, 190 
Theodore, 191 
T. V. W., 189, 190 
William, 140 

Arentsen, Claes, 12 

Ashley, Charles, 120 
Clarence, 120 
George, 120 
Henry, 120 

Atkinson, Francis, 126 
John, 126 

Avery, Asa, 151 

Deborah, 151 

Backer, Jacob, 19 
Badger, Addie E., 66 



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Bailey, H. D. B., 27 

John, 106, 189, 190 
Banta, Johanna, 70 

John A'an Voorhis, 70 

Mary Jane, 70 

Peter, 70 
Barber, Daniel, 81 
Barentse, Claes, 20 
Barker, David, 190 

Maria Louisa, 145 

Sarah Ann, 145 

S. Matilda, 59 

Thomas, 145 
Barrett, Mary E., 68 
Barringer, Sarah F., 62 
Bartels, Cornells, 12 
Bassler, Schuyler, 65 
Baxter, Mary, 79 
Bedford, Augustus, 190 

Stephen, 189 
Beels, Rev. H. L., 28 
Beeman, Angle E., 65 
Bennet, Cornelius, 169 

Femmetje, 156, 157 

Isaac, 167 

Phoebe, 170 
Benschouten, Gerretje, 175 
Bentley, Cooper, 160 
Bergen, Hans, 16 

Marretje, 16 

Teunis G., 3, 4 
Bernhalt, John, 190 
Bibbins, Annis, 94 
Biedel, Helena, 178 
Billings, I. P., 70 
Billou, Pierre, 19 
Birdsall, Dr. William E., 151 

Bishop, , 98 

Bloer, Abraham, 189 



Bloodgood, Francis, 20 
Bloom, Abraham, 204 
Boerum, Catherine, 169 
Bogardus, A. A,, 190 

Cornelius, 102, 191,203 

Egbert, 37 

Elias, 102 

James, 102 

Peter, i88, 190 

Peter, Jr., 115 

Petrus, Jr., 37 

Samuel, 120 

Shibboleth, 191 

William, 102 
Bogart, Mynhardt Van de, 28 
Bogert, George, 190 
Bonney, Judge Benjamin W., 150 
Bowne, Francis H., 191 

Samuel, 190 
Bradshaw, William, 65 
Bredenbent, William, 19 
Brett, Catherine, 73, 74, 75, 12S 

Francis, "j^, 75, 80, 85, 158, 
165, 188 

John W^, 189, 191 

Mathevv, 75 

Mrs. , 26 

Robert, 54, 75 

Robert R., 188 

Roger, 27, 73, 74, 75 

Rombout, 75 

Sarah, 75, 156, 158, 161 

Theodore, 75 
Brewster, George, 163 
Brinckerhoft', Abraham, 28, 43, 51. 
174, 188, 189, 204 

Adrian, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 
190 

Altje, 41,43, 46,48, 174 



INDEX. 



219 



Brinckerhoff, Antye, 204 

Barbaretie, 41, 43, 174, 203 

Lieut. Cornelius, 55 

Diena, 41, 43, 174, 203 

Dirck, 41, 43, 45, 175, 
204 

Garachey, 113 

Geertje, 204 

Lieut. George, 55 

George G., 204 

Isaac, 1S9 

Jacob, 43, 175, 1S8, 190 
■ Jan, 83, 174, 175, 204 

Jane, 125 

Janetje, 44, 50, 51, 52, 109, 
203 

Johannis, 204 

Col. John, 25, 30, 37,41, 42, 
43, 44, 51, 52, 75, 109, 
188, 189, 203 

Lieut. John G., 54 

Capt, Stephen, 55 
Brintnall, John Oppie, 145 
Britt, Robert, 107, 135, 175 
Brookhout, John, 141 
Brower, Eliza, 120 
Brown, Electa Jane, 64 

George M., 67 

Joseph, 160 
Budd, Catherine, 197 

John, 197 

Mathew, 57 

Samuel Thorn, 197 
Burnet, Josephine, 64 
Burroughs, William, 164 
Burt, Gideon, 65 
Bussing, Abraham, 121, 126 

Elizabeth, 121 
Buys, Abraham, 18S 



Buys, Ensign Jacob, 54 
John, 75 

Calkins, Isaac AL, 63 
Campbell, John, ■})■] 
Canfield, Mary, 63 
Canniff, Allettie, 59 

Caroline, 59 

Catherine, 59 

Elizabeth, 88, 202 

Hannah, 59 

Henry, 59 

James, 59 

John, 59 

Jonah, 59 

Reuben, 59 

Sarah E., 59 
Carshauw, Mary, \(ii 
Gartens, Coert, 12 
Caswell, John A., 67 
Chamberlain, Ancel, 61 
Chambers, Thomas, 19 
Childs, Ghasie, 196 
Claes, Pieter, 20 
Clapp, Hicks, 60 

Mary A., 60 
Classen, Pieter, 20 
Clemaar, Rev. Johannis, 29 
Cleveland, Frederick, 53 
Clinton, Miles L., 59 
Clock, Henry L., 59 

Hiram, 59 

Lyman, 59 

Martm, 59 

Sarah C, 59 
Cloyd, David, 72 
Cochran, William, 88 
Coe, Rev. George W., 64 
Coerte, Albert, 11 



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Coerte, Hilbert, lo 




Couenhoven, Jaques, 214, 215 


Jan, lo 




Adrian, 1 16, 117, 118 


Steven, 4, 10 




Barbara, 117, 118 


Wesvel, II 




Jacob, 128, 211, 212, 213 


Coerten, Stephen, 13, 


14, 20, 214, 


Jan, 211, 213, 214 


215,2,6 




Jan Gerritsen, 213, 214 


Colve, Gov. Anthony, 


20 


Marretje, 212, 213 


Colvin, Vincent, 160 




Neeltjie, 212, 213 


Conger, Mary A., 69 




Peter, 211, 213, 214 


Conovcr, Ann Louisa, 


79 


Peter Wolphersen, 211, 213 


Benjamin, 79 




.William, 17, 167, 213, 214 


Cordelia, 60 




Wolphert Gerritsen, 2 1 2,2 1 3 


Sarah Jane, 79 




Covert, Abram, 16 


Seymour, 79 




Cox, Joseph, 62 


Cook, Frederic, 191 




Crippen, George, 66 


John, 200 




Harriet, 67 


Cooper, Cornelius, 95, 


189 


Crosby, Ann E., 120 


Dr. , 143, I 


44 


Cunly, Daniel, 77 


Ellen M., 151 




Cunningham, James, 102 


Jeremiah, 106 




Curtis, Eliza, 78 


John, 190 




Cuyper, Lamber, 166 


Nancy, 159 




Cuys, Abraham, 28 


Obediah W., 11 


8, 1S8 




Ranche, 202 




Daily, James, 64 


Sally, 186 




Margaret, 65 


Sarah, 76, 171 


, 1S2, 184, 


William, 66 


185, 186, 196, 


199 


Dates, Jennie, 70 


William, 118 




Davenport, John, 94 


Cornell, Catherine, 98 




Davies, Gen. Henry E., 151 


Catryntjc, 17 




Davis, John, loi 


Douw, 171 




Dawley, Ann, 67 


Dow, 98 




Dearin, Jane Ann, 76 


Elias, 98 




De Bois, Peter, 165 


Elizabeth, 98 




De Boys, Peter, 75 


John, 98 




De Graff, Abraham, 190 


Cortelyou, , 17 




De Groff, Lieut. Jacobus, 54 


Hendrick, 24 




De Lange, Frans, 1 88 



James, 215, 216 



Hans, 28 



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De Marcst, David, 19 
Dcnniston, Jane, 125 
Denyse, Isaac, 16S 
Dewall, Peche, 27 
De Witt, John, 134, 136, 188 
Dibblec, Ebeuczcr, 119 

Maria E., 119 
Dircks, Egbertje, 12 

Evcrtje, 12 
Ditmars, Mary, 169 
Ditmarse, Arrejeantje, 17' 
Dongan, Gov. Thomas, 20 
Doremus, Katrina, 23 

Dorland, , 53 

Dorman, Rev. Lester, 150 
Doty, iSIartha L., 60 
Doyle, James, 65 
Dubois family, 27 

Abraham, 116, 175, 188, 
190 

Alfred, 120 

Barbara, 116, 117, 118 

Catherine, 107, 120, 175 

Catrina, 73, 177 

Catryna, 73, 177 

Christian, 54, 87, 177, 178, 
201, 202 

Christian, Jr., 73 

Christopher, Jr., 166 

Cornelis, 177 

Cornelius, Jr., 82, S3 

Court, 82, 83 

Capt. Eleazer, 75 

Elcsa, 116, 128 

Elias, 26, 30, 35, 37, 83, 
115, 116, 175, 1S8, 190 

Elisa, 116, iiS 

Elisha, 117, 118 

Elizabeth, 73, 177 



Dubois, Garret, 191 

Gerrit, y^y ' 'Oj ^77 

Hendrick, 73, 178 

Hendricus, 176 

Henry, 57, 82, 83 

Isaac, 120 

Jacob, 188, 189 

Jacob, Jr., 191 

James B., 120 

Rev. James H., 65 

Johannis, 1 16 

John, 1 17, 120 

John, Jr., 190 

Jonathan, y;^, 176, 189 

Koert, 73, 177 

Koort, 176 

Lewis, 1 10 

Louis, 189 

Martha Jane, 120 

Maria, 1 16 

Mary, 82 

Marya, 116 

Peter, 28, 75, 88, 165, 176, 
177, 188, 190, 202 

Peter B., 18S 

Peter J,, 72, 82, 171, 189 

Peter P., 190 

Philo, 120 

Samuel, 120 

Sarah, 35, 116, 117, 118, 120 

Teunis, 163, 18S 
Du Boys, Jonathan, 176 

Peter, 28, 176 
Durling, Charles W., 66 
Duryce, Abraham, 189 

Earle, Sarah, 76 
Edmands, Elizabeth, 57 
Egberts, Govert, 12 






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INDEX. 



Elbertse, Elbert, 19, 20, 209, 210, 

211, 213, 214, 215, 216 
Eldertse, Annctje, 16 

Egbert] c, 16 

Hcndrick, 16 

Hendrickje, 16 

Johannes, 16 

Lucas, 16 

Rachel, 16 
Elliott, Robert, 94 
Elten, Aeltje, 215, 216 

Jan, 214, 215 

Roeloff, 215, 216 
Everson, Jacob, 40 

Fairchild, Emily F., 120 
Faulkner, John, 94 

Thomas, 74, 15S 
Faye, Mary, 159 
Fields, Elizabeth, 66 
Filkin, Abraham, 82 

Alletta, 82 

Antie, 80 

Catherine, 25, 53, So, 82, 
83, 101, 175 

Francis, 80, 81, 82 

Henry, 80, 81, 82 

Isaac, 80, 82 

Jacob, 80, 82, loi 

Jane, 81, 82, loi 

Katherine, 80, 82 

Katrina, 83, 174 
Fine, Catherine, 125 
. Fish, Hettie, 60 
Flageler, Hannah, 55, 1S4, 192, 196 

Johanna, 195 
Flint, Lillie, 67 
Folmsbce, Dempster, 67 
Foppe, Beletje, 12 



Fowler, Capt. Milton, 54 
Frye, Caroline, i6o 

Hester, 160 
Fuller, Tirzah, 67 
Fweedy, Georgiana, 63 
Fylking, Catryna, 34 

Galusha, Frances Aristine, 63 
Garrits, Willem, 20 
Garritsen, Wilhelm, 20 
Gerritsen, Jan, 213 

Wolphert, 209, 210, 212, 

213 
Gerbrants, Marselus, 121 
Gifford, William B., 169 
Gildersleeve, A., 191 
Given, James, 189, 190 
Goodale, Jackson, 61 
Gould, George A., 64 
Graham, Daniel, 189 

Duncan, 116, 117, 118, 188 

John, 189, 190 

Sarah, 117, iiS 
Gridley, Enoch, 53 
Griffin, Harris, 40 

Jacob, 51, 54, 58 
Griggs, Ann, 166 
Guilliamsen, William, 19 
Guion, Frederick A., 152 

Mary T., 152 
Gyseling, Elias, 12 

Haight, Cornelius J., 164 ^ 
Elizabeth, 78, 163 
Jane Catherine, 127 
Jonathan, 119, 124, 127 
Maria, 76, 20S 
Martha, 119, 122, iSo 
Miriam, 76, 20S 



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223 



Haight, Mrs. , 122 

Samuel, 124, 125 

Gen. Samuel, 127 

William, 127 
Haines, Margaret, 163, 186 
Hale, Charles Van Voorhis, 6S 

Erastus Bassctt, 68 

Francis Smith, 68 

Frank Edwin, 68 

George Gould, 68 

Henry Haumer, 68 

John Louden, 68 

Martha Jane, 68 

Owen, 68 

Sarah Owen, 68 

Zenas Haumer Perley, 6 
Hair, Mary, 160 
Ham, George, 62 

Hannah E., 62 

Stephen M., 63 
Harmens, Annelje, 12 
Hasbrook, Alfred, 77, 1S6 

Benjamin, 190 

Francis, 77, 194 

Jacob, 77, 1S6, 194,202 

Zachariah, 77 
Hauk, John, 118 
Hayne, Godfrey, 47 
Hayt, Samuel A., 1 89, 190 
Heald, Capt. Nathan, 143, 144 
Hccrmans, John, 1S8 

Philip, 190 
Hegaman, Antic, So, 82 

Francis, 80, 82 
Hegeman, Henry, 40 

Capt. Isaac, 54 

John, 40 

Joseph, 40 
Helm, Lieut. Linai T., 143 



Herdman, David, 67 
Heymans, Albert, 12 
Hill, Capt. Andrew, 55 
Hillebrants, Thee, 20 
Hinham, Peter, 12 
Hoagland, Ann Maria, 98 
Holmes, Catherine E., 65 
Hoogland, Christopher, 24 

Cornelius Dircksen, lo 

William, 1S8, 190 
Hopper, Altie, 169 
Horton, Abraham, 206 

Ann Maria, 206 

Catharine, 53 

Cocrt, 53, 206 

Jacob, 206 

Jane, 206 

Jesse B., 191 

Joseph, 53, 54, 87, 206 

Martha, 53 

Richard B., 191 

William M., 191 
Houck, Andreas, 65 

Emily, 65 

Huldah Jane, 65 

Jeannette, 65 

Julia, 65 

Margaret, 65 

Meribah, 65 

Nelson, 65 
Houlsworth, Martha, 16 1 
Howe, Catherine Maria, 66 

Charles, d"] 

Ellen, 67 

Emogene, 67 

Francis Nelson, 66 

Hannah, 66 

Libbeus, 66 

Loretta, 66 



224 



INDEX. 



Howe, Phoebe Helen, 66 

Sarah Ann, 67 

William C, 61 
Hoyt, Preston, 66 

Welthca, 66 

Samuel, 66 

Edwin D., 66 
Hubbard, Adriantie, 167 

James, 214, 215, 216 
Hughson, William, 142 
Humphrey, Robert, 64 
Hurst, Timothy, 129 
Huyberts, Ariaen, 12 
Hyde, Samuel Lewis, 164, 172 
Hyse, Catrena, 107, 193 

Kalrina, 107, 174 

Jacobs, Peter, 12 

Jans, Eagje or Acliai, 23 

Mensie, 24 
Janse, Egbertje, 16 

Harman, 16 
Jansen, Auk, 20 

Cryn, 20 

Focke, 12 

Frans, 209, 210, 211, 212, 
213, 214 

Peter, 12 
Janss, Albert, 12 
Jenkins, John B., 6l 

Lydia, 127 
Jenks, James H., 61 
Johnson, John, 65 

Maria, 98 
Jones, James, 160 

John W., 148 

Sally, 60 

William, 169 
Judd, Samuel, 146 



Juriansz, Barrcnt, 18 

Kale, Fanny, 58 
Kelly, Agnes, 120 
Kennon, Robert, 127 

Kenzie, , 143 

Ketchum, Catherine Varnum, 68 
Kevers, Jan, 12 
King, Hugh, 167 
Kinshauer, Sarah, 91 
Kip, Rev. Francis M., 1S8 
Kirstead, Jan, 15 
Klump, Peter, 190 
Kockuyt, Joost, 20 
Koers, Steven, 4, 10 
Koerten, Johannes, 30, 32 
Koertsen, Steven, 210, 211 
Koorts, Steven, 12 
Kouwenhoven, William, 17, 167 

La Chair, Salomon, 212, 213 
La Doux, Ensign Abm., 55 
Lake, Henry, 192 

Mary, 168 
Lamb, Diana, 66 
Lampson, Amanda, 56 
Langdon, Thomas, 53 
Latten, Femmetje, 24, 167 
Lawrence, Anna, 76, 166, 201 

Daniel, 125 

Effingham, 124, 125 

John, 124, 125 
Lawson, Catherine, 98 
Leach, Elizabeth, 163 

Elvira, 63 
Ledew, Daniel, 51 
Lee, Herman F., 191 
Leek, Maria, 176, 177 
Lek, Catrina, 196 



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225 



Lent, Elizabeth, 43, 175 
Le Roux, Charles, 134, 135 
Le Roy, Frans, iSS 
Lester, Ann Elizabeth, 57 
Lewis, Daniel, 63 
Lincoln, Gen. Benjamin, 42 
Lines, Catherine M., 61 

Cordelia E., 6i 

George H., 61 

Helen M., 61 

Henrietta H., 62 

Julia A., 61 

Margaret E., 61 

Martha A., 61 

Stephen >L, 61 

William, 61 
List, Benjamin, 45, 46 
Livingston, Gilbert, loi 
Lockermans, Govert, 20 
Lockwood, John B., 60 
Lomas, Alfred W., 191 
Losee, Louis, 188, 189 
Losey, Abraham, 40 
Losie, Lieut. John L., 54 
Lossing, Benson J., 42 
Lolt, Henry, 40 

William, 40 
Loudon, Samuel, 42, 122, 130 
Lounsbury, John, 1S9, 191 
Lucassen, Pieter, 10 
Lucasz, Albert, 17 

Anna, 17 

Catryntje, 17 

Eldert, 16 

Elsie, 17 

Hans, 16 

Jan, 16 

Jannetje, 16 

Minna or Minne, 17 
15 



Lucasz, Reinsche, 17 

Roelof, 17 

Stephen, 16 

Willemetje, 17 
Luyster, AUetta, 171 

Cornelius, 190 

Cornelius P., gi 

Garret, 190 

John, 156 

Maria, 175 

Macauley, Rev. John, 14S 
McGown, Andrew, 151 

Catherine, 151 
McKeely, John, 88 
McKnight, Mary, 125 
Magee, Jane, 64 
Marshall, Alice A., 79 

Ann P., 62 

Catherine, 62 

Catherine Esther, 60 

Catherine Mary, 61 

Charles, 62 

Cornelia, 62 

Cornelia A., 6i 

Daniel J., 60 

DeWitt C, 60 

Eliza, 61 

Elizabeth, 59 

Elizabeth K., 61 

Elsie v., 62 

George W., 62 

Gertrude E., 62 

Hannah, 61 

Henry Smith, 60 

Isaac, 61 

James, 62 

James, Jr., 59 

James A., 60 



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INDEX. 



Marshall, John, 62 

John Henry, 60 

John y. , 62 

John v., 60 

Julia, 63 

Margaret Emily, 61 

Sarah, 60 

Stephen, 61 

Stephen S., 61 
Martens, Roclof, 20 
Martensen, Koeloff, 211,213,214 
Martin, Gideon, 72 
Marvin, Albert, 69 

Benjamin, 69 

Mary, 69 

Sara, 69 
Mathewman, Elizabeth, 166, 193 
Matteson, H. H., 164 
May, Lieut. Francis, 55 

Mary Helen, 64 
Mead, Betsy, 56 
Meeker, Samuel, 190 
Mennes, Jannctjc, 15 
Mercer, Joseph, 66 
Merritt, Ellen, 94 
Mesicr, Abraham, 121,125, 126,132 

Catherine, 26, 119, 120, 121, 
126 

Elizabeth, 121 
John Kobbins, 132 

Peter, 26, 119, 121, 125, 
126, 127 

Peter, Jr., 121 
Mesier and \'an \'oorhis, the firm 

of, 122, 123 
Meuwens, Arent, 12 
Mewus, Jan, 9 
Meyers, Sarah, 73, 15S, 172 
Meynema, Rev. Benjamin, 29, 205 



Mills, Richard, 94 
i\Iol, Jan Jacobsen, 12 
MonelUMrs. J. J., 38 
Jtlonfort, Abraham, 98, 195 

Cornelius, 98, 185 

Elias, 97, I S3 

Hannah, 102 

Henry, 103 

Jacobus, 97, 171, iSi, 1S3, 
185, 194, 195 

James, 194 

James J., 9S 

Peter, 104, iSr, 1S9, 190 

Peter J., 97, 190 
Montross, Cornelia, 57 
Morris, Harriet, 60 

Robert, 124 
Myer, Trocy or Froye, 26, 119 
Myers, Abraham, 77, 98 

Catherine, 163 

Egbert, 77 

Helen, 77 

John, 77, 98 

Nancy, 77, 156, 15S 

Phoebe, 77, 196 

Reuben, 76, ig6 

Samuel, 9S 

Sarah, 73, 158, 172 

Warren De Fancy, 77, 196 

Zachariah, 77 
Myres, Mary A., 60 
Mumford, Benjamin A., 119 
Munson, Edward, 64 

Needham, Henry Douvv, 93, 1S2, 
208 
James, 93, 171, iSo, iSi, 182 
James R., 191 
James Sebastian, 93, 1S2 



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Needham, John, 93, 181 

Maria, 93, iSo, 208 

Ranche, 93 
Nelson, Margaret, 6^ 

William, 79 
Nevius, David, 24 

Martin, 17 

Neeltje, 16 

Roelof, 17 
Newcomb, Isaac, 63 

Margaret B., 6;^ 
Newkirk, Cornelius, 190 
Newton, Mary, 156, 158, 161 
Nichol, Gov. Richard, 19 
NicoU, Edward, Jr., 129, 133 
Nolton, Helen M. L., 120 
Noorstrandt, Ransse, 192 
Noorstrant, Johannes, 17 
Norris, Isaac, 190 
Nostrand Ransie, or Ranche, 92 

95.177,178 
Noxson, Gilbert, 90 
Jane, 90 

Osborn, Cons, 97 
Osborne, Stephen, 55 
Oslrander, Maas, 189 
Cutwater, Lieut. Daniel, 54 

Peter, 190 
Owen, Jonathan, 67 

Sarah, 6y 

Palmer, Elizabeth, 77, 173 

Lucinda, 69 
Parker, John, 65 
Pells, Catherine, 62 

Hendrick, 28 
Pepper, Nathaniel, 190 
Pettit, Esther, 167 



Phillips, Abraham, 55, 89, 90, 175, 

178, 194 
Adam, 65 

Barbara, 88, 90, 171, 175, 

176, 178, 194, 195 
Catherina, 89, 194 
Caty, 55, 179 
Cornelius, 55, 182 
Daniel, 189 
Daniel I., 190 
Hannah, 55, 89, 176, 178 
Hendrick, 89, iSS, 1S9, 195 
Henry, 55, 90, 104, iSo, 18S 
Henry H., 91, 1S9 
Isaac, 55, 178 
Jacob, 55, iSo 
James, 89, 90, 91 
Jane, 55, 159, 183 
Jannetje, 89, 194 
John, 55, 88, 90, 91, 178, 

179, 180, 182, 183, 184, 
185, 186 

John R., 18S, 189, 202 

Maria, 185 

Marretje, 89, 157, 164, 178, 
179, 181, 183 

Mary, iSo 

Roelof or Ralph, 88, 89, 91, 
105, 106, 157, 164, 171, 
175, 176, 178, 194, 195 

Sarah, 89, 90, 178, 179 

Susan Eliza, 55, 184 

William Edward, 55 
Phylyrs, Hendrick, 28 
Pieters, Willemptje, 24 
Pike, James, 72 
Pine, Eliza, 78 

family, 27 
Pollock, John, 161 



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INDEX. 



Porter, Carrie I., 66 
Poyer, Thomas, 105 
Prentiss, Emily, 70 
Prime, Casper, 75 
Pudney, Cornelius T., 189 
Puft", Charles S., 74, 159 
^Purdy, Jane, 57 
Putnam, John, 120 

Quackenbush, Samuel, 191 

Rapalje, Adelaide, 150 

Adrianna, 150 

Jeromus, 150, 206 

Jeronimus, 20 

John, 24 

Mrs. , 53 

Richard, 188, 189 

Stewart, 151 

Susan, 137 

Susan Augusta, 150 

Sylvanus, 5, 137, 150 

William E., 190 

William Van Voorhis, 150 
Remmelts, William, 15 
Remsen, Femmetje, 204 

Jannetje, 16 

Rem, 156 
Reynolds, John, 61 
Rice, Ida M., 68 
Rich, Georgina, 151 

John T., 151, 19S 

Julia, 151, 198 

Louise, 151, 198 
Rider, Phoebe, i68 
Riker, James, 41 
Riley, Rebecca, 120 
Roads, Hannah, 168 



Robinson, Duncan, 56, 173 
Robinson, Jane, 76, 199 

Samuel, 142 
Rockefellow, Albert, 74, 159 
Rodgers, Absolam, 94 

Benjamin, 94 

Elizabeth, 93, 94, 183 
Rodgers, Fowler, 94 . 

John, 93, 183 

Mary, 94 

Ranche or Rachel, 94 

Sarah, 94 

William, 94 
Roe, Annie, 102 

Benjamin, 104 

David, 103 

Deborah, 102 

Elizabeth, 97, 102, 192, 203 

Hannah, 92, 102, 133, 176 

Mary, 102 

Massey, 103 

Phoebe, 102, 103 

Susannah, 102, 103 

William, 92, 97, 102, 104 

Roelofs, , 15 

Roeloffs, William, 214, 215, 216 
Roeloffse, Willempie, 10 
Rombout, Francis, 74 
Romeyn, David, iSS, 190 

Isaac, 188, 1S9 
Ronan, Ensign George, 143 
Roraback, George, 61 
Rosa, Hyman B., 189, 191 

John H., 1S9, 190 

Theodore A., 191 
Rosecrans, Henricus, 188, 190 
Rosekrance, Johannes, 45 
Rowe, Johanna, 58, 166 



INDEX. 



229 



Rowe, Johannes, 58 
Rozell, Harvey, 191 
Ryder, Jane, 16S 

Sands, Mary R., 76 
Schank, Anna, 169 
Schenck, Lieut. Abraam, 54 

Abraham, 189 

Garret R., 25 

Guysbert, 45 
^ Jan Martense, 18 

Martin R., 16 

Mayke R., 16 

Rolof Martense, 20 
Schouten, Abraham, 162 

Eliza, 162, 185 

Helen, 162 

Jerome, 162 

John, 162 

Maria Rapalje, 162, 181 

Samuel, 163 

Sarah, 162 

Stephen, 162, 171, 181, 185, 
198 

William, 190 
Schutt, Catherine, 90 

Ephraim, 189, 190 

Femmetje, 194 

Johannes, 165 

Johannis, 194 

Matthew Allen, 90 
Scofield, Abbey, 164 

Charles, 189 

Ephraim, 1S9 

Hannah, 164 

Henry, 191 

Jerome, 163, iSS, 190 

Joseph, 191 
Scott, Sabra, 162, 172 



Searle, Virginia C, 120 
Sebring, Isaac, 18S 

Isaac S., 115 
Secord, John, 1S9, 191 
Sewell, Mary, 168 
Sheerer, John, 104 
Shelly, Capt. Gylob, 74 
Sherwood, Margaret, 61 
Sickels, Henry, 121 
Sjurg, John, 190 
Slawson, Seeley, 189, 190 
Slechtenhorst, Gerrit, 19 
Sleight, Sarah A., 62 
Smack, Hendrick Mattysen, 20 
Smith, Adam, 16 

Abigail, 69 

Abraham, 189 

David, 190 

Elizabeth, 161, 192 

Mary, 161 

Phoebe, 98 

Shipley Francis, 68 

William C, 60 
Snedeker, Abraham D., 145 

Elizabeth, 145 
Snyder, Eliza, 65 
Soubanich, Jan, 12 
Southard, Adeline, 56 

Catherine, 95, 96, 105, 106, 
202 

Daniel, 95, 96, 97, 165 

Edward, 56 

Eliza, 163, 195 

Elizabeth, 95, 96, 105 

Gilbert, 97, 106 

Jane, 56, 95, 96, 105, 106 

John Henry, 56, 187 

Richard, 95, 96, 97, 106 

Richard, Jr., 106 



'i4 



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230 



INDEX. 



Southard, Sarah, 95, 96, 97, 104, 
106, 162, 172, 183, 184 

Sylvester, 56, 191 

Thomas, 97 

Zebulon, 54, 56, 97, 104, 
105, 106, 165, 172, 1S7, 
202 
Spaftbrd, Harriet E., 64 
Spangler, Libbie, 67 
Springstead, Yowrct, 75 
Springsteen, Ann, 78, 179, 181, 
182, 184, 196 

Cobus, 167 
Stansborough, Jane, 77 
Starr, Lydia, 57 
Steen\vyck,-Cornelis, 19 
Stephens, Coert, 20 
Stephensen, Coert, 20, 209, 211, 
212, 213, 214, 215, 216 

Lucas, 20 
Stevens, Albert, 14 

Coert, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 

Jan, 14, 21, 22 

Lucas, 13, 20, 21 

John M., 61 
Stevense, Coert, 13, 19, 21 

Jan, 21 

Lucas, 20, 21 
Stevensen, Jan, 22 

Lucas, 22 
Stevensin, Court, 21 
Steynmits, Caspar, 20 
Stoothoff, Elbert Elbertse, 19, 214, 
215 

Gerret, 16S 

Helena, 17 

Petrus, 24 

William, 169 

Wilhelmus, 24 



Storm, Caroline, 69 

Catherine, 69 

David, 69, 70 

Francis, 69 

Franklin, 69 

Frederick, 70 

Garret, 190 

Harriet, 69 

Helen, 69, 70 

Helen Maria, 70 

Henry, 69 

James, 69, 70 

John, 69 

Mary, 69 

Minirva, 69 

Peter, 69 

Solon, 69 

Susan, 70 
Storms, Sarah F., 56 
Stripple, Nicholas H., 191 
Stryker, Jacob, 20 

Jan, 19, 20, 214, 215, 216 
Subringh, Jan, 214, 213, 216 
Suydam, Teunis, 167 

Willemptje, 23 
Swade, Elizabeth, 97 
Swart, Evart W., 106, 189 
Swartwout, Jacobus, 28, 43,. 5 
174, 188, 189 

Roeloft, 12 

Rudolphus, 190 
Sympson, Alexander, 18 

Tannahill, Jane, 59 
Tappen, Helen, 164 

Peter Crannel, 164 
Teeple, Isa H., 160 
Terbos, Daniel, 115, 122 

Judge Jacob, 26 



INDEX. 



231 



Terbos, James, 7S, 172 

John. 75 
Tcrhune, Albert Albertse, 15 
Terncur, Daniel, 19 
Tcrwilleger, Catherine, 163 
Teuniscn, John, 20 
Thomas, Abbey P., 63 

Phoebe D., 63 
Thorn, Catherine, 56, 180-1S3, 

185, 1S6, 187 
Thorne, Alanson, 62 

Bariah, 63 

Catherine M., 62 

George W., 63 

James M., 63 

John A., 62 

Stephen H., 63 
Tjllotson, Horace F. C, 66 
Todd, Robert, 54 
Tompkins, Daniel D., 146 
Townsend, Ann, 161, 166, 179, 
180, 194 

Gideon, 157, 161 

Gierston, 56 
Treadwell, Mary, 67 
Thurston, Joseph, 104 

Vail, Deborah, 198 

Hester, 141 

Isaac, 92, 133, 140, 142 

James, 142 

Joseph, 140, 142, 1S9, 190 

Joseph I., 19S 

Phoebe, 187 

Rachel, 92, 133, 134, 143, 
179, I So, 181, 1 82, 183, 
184, 1S5, 186, 187, 198 

Sally Ann, 198 

Susan, 59 



Vail, \yilliam B., 74, 159 

William R., 1S9, 191, 19S 
Van Allen, William K., 147 
Van Amburgh, John, 57 
Van Benschouten, Elias, 25, 28, 
88, 107, 174, 1S8, 193 

Gerritje, 25, 29, 83, 88, 107. 
■no, 174, 193 - 

Mathew, 54, 118 

Peter, 54 

Sarah, 107, 174 

Teunis, 107, 109, iio, 1S9, 
190, 193 
Van Beuren, Beekman, 53 

Catherine, 53 

Courtland, 53, 150 

Hendrick, 53 

Henry, 53, 8i 

John, 70 

John H., 53, 72 

Maria, 53, 150 

Peter, 53 
Van Bremer, John, 172 
Van Brunt, Joost Rutgerse, 24 

Rutgert, 24 

Sarah, 23, 165 

W^ilhelmus, 24 
Van Clees, Leonardus, 28 
Van Dalson, John, 121 
Van De Bogart, Mynherdt, 28 
Vanderbeck, Femmctje, 43, 174 
Vanderbcrgh, Henry, 188, 1S9 
Vanderbilt, Ida, 23 
Van Der Burgh, Henry, 28 
Vanderveer, Hendrick, 170 
Vandervoort, Jacob, 190 
Vandewater, Adolph, 190 
Van Dyck, Barbara, 25, 30, 31. 
32, 33, 39, 43, 53, S3, 88 



232 



INDEX. 



Van Dyck, Barbara, 107, 111,115, 
1 16, 118, U9, 174, 175 

Thomas, 189 
Var\ Dyckhuysen, Anna, 16 
Van Force, Cornelius C, 93 

Elias, 93 

Harriet, 93 

Jacob G., 93 

Jane Ann, 93 

John P., 93 

Matthew, 93 

Rachel, 93 

Sarah Eliza, 93 

William Roe, 93 
Van Hook, Isaac, 118 
Van Hochten, Frans Jansen, 209, 

210, 211, 212, 213 
Van Imbroch, Gysbert, 19 
Van Kleeck, Johannes, 28 

John, 1S8 

Pieler, 28 

Tillctjc, 43, 174 
Van Leeuwen, Cornelis Jacobs, 12 
Van Nist, Rev. Jacobus, 83, 203 
Van Noortstrand, Catherine Han- 
sen, 15 
Van Nostrand, John, 24. 

Nelly, 24 
Van Nuyse, Auke Janse, 17 

Femmctje Aukes, 17 
Van Pelt, Aaron, 165 
Van Renselar, Jeremias, 19 
Van Santvoord, Rev. Dr., 149 
Van Schie, Rev. Cornelius, 28 
Van Schelluyne, Dirck, 19 
Van Steenburgh , 148 

James E., 191 
Van Tassel, Hendrick, 190 
Vantine, Henry, 94 



Vantine, William, 48 
Van Valen, Lieut. Gideon, 54 
Van Vleit, John, 188, 189 
Van Voierhuys, Kort, 21 
Van Voierhies, Peter, 21 
Van Voorhease, Court, 165 
Van Voorliees, Abraham, 155, 156, 
157, 171, 178, 179, 180, 
181, 183 
Adriana, 171, iSo, 181, 182 
Antie, 155, 156, 157 
Arreyantie, 177 
Aukcn, 22 

Barbara,' 31, 33,34, 35. 53, 
86, 87, 88, 107, log, 171, 
174, 175, 176, 178, 194, 

Catherine, 3^^ 34? 53. 80, 
81, 82, 86, 87, loi, 107, 
109, 172, 174 

Coert, 21, 22, 25, 27, 29, 

30- 31. 32, 33. 34, 53. 58, 
79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 88, 
108, 109, 156, 158, 165, 
172, 174, 175 
Coert Stevensen, 19, 20 
Cornelis Coerte, 155 
Cornelius, 22, ^St 34. ^55. 

156 
Daniel, 156, 178, 179, 183 
Elias, 99, loi, 108, 176, 192, 

193 

Elizabeth, 100, 156, 171, 

181, 194 
Esther, 180 
Femmctje, 156, 178, 180, 

194 
Garritje, 100, 109, 171 
Cerrit, 26, 31, 32, 115 



INDEX. 



233 



Van Voorhees, Hailtie, 155, 156 

Helena, 86, 87, 177, 178 

Hendrick, 26, 31, 32, 23> 
118, 179, 195 

Henry, 30, 33, 34, 85, 86, 
87, 192 

Hester, 17S, 179, 182, 183, 
184, 195 

Hitty, 17S 

Isaac, 22, 179 

Jacob, 26, 31, 32, 33, 119, 
120, 126, 128, 129, 130,176 

Jan, 22, 176, 192 

Jane, 41, 178 

Jannetje, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 
34, 41, 43. 53» 83. 86,87, 
107, 109, 165, 174, 175 

Jerome, 157 

Jeronymus, 166, 179, 180, 
194 

Johannes, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37,40, 
41, 43, 45, 79,80,83, 85, 
107, 108, 116, 12S, 129, 
174, 175, 192, 193 

Johannes Coerte, 3, 4, 25, 
26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 35, 38, 
39, 53, 79, 106, III, 115, 
116, 118, 119, 155 

Johannes, Jr., 27, 29, 30, 35, 
79, 83, 88, 95, 106, loS, 
109, no 

John, 86, 87, 107, 156, 174, 
176, 177, 178, 179, 193 

Lucas, 157 

Magdalena, 34 

Maria, 26, 31, 32, 33, 115, 
176, 177, 180 



Van Voorhees, Mary, 33, 34, 82, 
83, 85, 86, 87, 165, 173, 
175, 176, 178 

Peter, 21, 181 

Phoebe, 165, 172, 180 

Roelof, 22 

Ruth, 171 

Samuel, 85, 86, 87, 171 

Samuel N., 172 

Sarah, 34, 40, 83, 85, 86, 
87, 107, 109, 130, 156, 
165, 174, 175, 178, 180, 
192, 193 

Stephen, 176, 177, 178 

Rev. Stephen, 193 

Zacharias, 25, 31, 32, 34, 
81, 86, 87, III, 136 
Van Voorhes, Johannes, 37 
Van Voorheys, Elias, 99 

Elizabeth, 100 
Van A'oorhies, the arms of, 5 

Albert, 21 

Albert Coerte, 11, 21, 23 

Albert Lucasz, 17 

Albert Stcvense, 17 

Altie, 24 

Altje Coerte, 24 

Altje Stevensc, 18 

Ann, 24 

Anna Lucasz, 17 

Annatje Coerte, 25 

Annatje, 24 

Annetje Eldertse, 16 

Bernardus, 24, 166 

Catryntje Lucasz, 17 

Coert, 21, 23 

Coert Alberts, 4, 9, 10 

Coert Stevensc, 15, 21, 23 



2 34 



INDEX. 



Van Voorhies, Cornelius Coerte, 

25 
Daniel, 157 
Egbertjc Eldertse, 16 
Eldert Lucasz, 16 
Elizabeth, 24 
Elsje Lucasz, 17 
Garret Coerte, 21, 24 
Gertien Alberts, 9 
Hans Lucasz, 16 
Hendrick Alberts, 9 
Hendrick Eldertse, 16 
Hendrickyn Stevense, 15 
Hilbcrt Alberts, 9 
Hilbert Coerte, 10 
Jan Alberts, 9 
Jan Coerte, 10 
Jan Lucasz, 16 
Jan Stevense, 17 
Jannetjc, 24 
Jannetje Lucasz, 16 
Jannetje Stevense, 18 
Johannes Eldertse, 16 
Lucas, 21 

Lucas Eldertse, 16 
Lucas Stevense, 15 
Luytgen Alberts, 9 
Margaret, 24 
Mary, 24 
Meanu, 21 
Merghin Alberts, 9 
Merghin Stevense, 15 
Minna or Minne Lucasz, 17 
Neeltie, 24 
Neltje Coerte, 24 
Oka, 21, 167 
Rachel Eldertse, 16 
Reinsche Lucasz, 17 
Roelof, 21 



Van Voorhies, Roelof Lucasz, 17 
Sarah, 165 
Steven Alberts, 9 
Steven Coerte, 4, 10, 15, 23 
Stephen Lucasz, 16 
Wesvel Alberts, 9 
Wesvel Coerte, 11 
Willemetje Lucasz, 17 
Zacheus, 24 
Haight and, 125 
Van Voorhis, meaningof the name, 
3 ; settle at Fishkill Land- 
ing, 27 
Abbey, 164, 200 
Abraham, 58, II2, 135, 155, 
157, 159. 164, iSi, 190, 
196, 200 

Abraham, Jr., 187 

Abraham Furman, 78 

Abraham Z., 79, 191, 201 

Abram, 64 

Addie, 152 

Adelaide, 65 

Adelia, 57 

Adoniram, 64 

Albert, 21, 64 

Alice, 66 

Andrew McGown, 151 

Angelica, 197 

Ann, 77, 78, 161, 163, 164, 
166, 172, 196 

Ann Catherine, 164 

Ann Eliza, 76, 78 

Ann S., 201 

Arreyantie, 93 

Arthur, 67 

Arvina, 67 

Augustus Hudson, 78 

Barbara, 88, 89 



INDEX. 



235 



Van Voorhis, Barker, 145 

Bartow \V., 78, 164, 199 
Bennet, 157 
Byron, 64 
Caroline, 64, 160 
Catherine, 56, 57, 59, 66, 

72, 76, 104, 112, 113, 

120, 121, 127, 196, 197, 

200 
Catherine Mesier, 126 
Charles, 57, 68 
Chauncey, 1 19 
Christian, 78, 196, 199 
Christena, 159 
Clinton, 161 
Coert, 36,37,56,63, 72, 77, 

112, 113, 114, 190 
Coert Alexander, 76, 185 
Coertland, 20S 
Cora L., 65 , ■ . 

Cornelia Sarah, 57 
Cornelius, 56, 73, 78, 94, 

162, 180, iSi, 182, 183, 

185, 186, 1S7, 199, 200 
Cornelius Wcstbrook, 92, 

137, 13S, ijJ, 1S7 

Cynthia, 63, 160 

Daniel, 58, 74, 87, 90, loi, 
155, 157, 15S, 159, J6i, 
162, 163, 164, 165, 183, 

186, 189, 190, 198, 199 
Daniel I., 190, 200 
Daniel Thorn, 56, 185 
Deborah Ann, 162 
Dorset Lincoln, 67 
Edelmer, 64 

Edgar, 67 
Edward, 73, 15S 
Edward Dibbloe, 119 



Van Voorhis, Edward Turner, 

57 
Elgy, 159 
Elias, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 

loi, 102, 135, 137, 138, 

180 
Elias William, 92, 145, 146, 

147 
. Elinore, 166, 194 
Eliza, 79, 160, 162, 163, 

184 
Eliza Ann, 56, 1S5 
Eliza Whitlock, 1 19 
Elizabeth, 57, 74, 100, lor, 

102, 159, 160, 162, 181, 

185, 19S, 199, 201 
Elizabeth T., 163 
Ella Wright, 152 
Ellen, 64 

Elsie, 70, 72 
Elvira, 64 

Emaline, 74, 159, 160 
Emma, 64, 67 
Emma Chesterman, 151 
Esther, 185, 186 
Femmetje, 157, 161, 164 
Francis, 66 
Garret, 78 
Garret T., 160 
Garritje, 98 
Gertrude, 131 

Hannah, 56, 76, 92, 137, 
138, 147, 148, 173, 181, 

186, 187, 199, 200 
Harney, 164, 179 
Harriet, 64 
Harvey B., 159 
Helen, 1S6 

Helen Maria, 119 



236 



INDEX. 



Van Voorhis, HcUenah, 202 
Hendrick, 164 
Henry, 35, 55, 56, 58, 
67, 72, 79, So, loi, 
114, 119, 125, 126, 
135, 136, 152, 182, 
184, 196, 200, 202 
Henry Wiltse, 57 
Herman, 65 
Hester, 55, 92, 149, iSi 
Isaac, 73, 89, 92, 158, 

160, 179, 196 
Dr. Isaac, 143, 144 
Isaac Vail, 140, 142 
Jacob, 36, 37, 39, 58, 
113, 114, 115, 119, 
122, 124, 125, 126, 
129, 130, 131, 132, 
135, 136, 166, iSo 
Jacob, Jr., 58, 120, 121, 

124, 127 
Jacob V. B., 76, 78 
James, 64, 163 
James Cooper, 56, 180 
James H., 161 
James Palmer, 77 
Jane, 57, 68, 74, 77, 79 
112, 113, 127, 131, 
162, 163, 184, 20S 
Jane Elizabeth, 164 
Jannetje, 37, 56, 104 
Jerome, 58, 155, 159, 

162 
Jeromus, 172, 179, 200 
Jeromus Haines, 163, i 
Johanna, 65, 68, 69, 70 

72 
Johannes, 37, 47, 58, 
72, 92, 95 



65, 
112, 
134, 
183, 



159, 



112, 
121, 

128, 
134, 



i59> 



161, 



86 



Van Voorhis, John, 27, 39, 56, 57, 
63,70, 74,92,94,95, 112, 
113, 114, 121, 125, 126, 
127, 131, 132, 133, 134, 
135, 136, 150, 157, 158, 
159, 160, 162, 164, 166, 
172, 182, 183, 184, 185, 
186, 18S, 201, 207 

John C, 30, 57, 189 

John F., 159 

John Henry, 187 

John S., 161 

Joseph, 138, 139, 160 

Joseph Vail, 92, 150, 183 

Josephus, 78 

Julia, 92, 137, 138, 151, 198 

Julian Halstead, 152 

Kate, 152 

Lansing, 64 

Leroy, 64 

Letitia, 68 

Levi, 67 

Lucinda, 67, 160 

Luta, 152 

Lyman, 66 

Magdelena, 73 

Magdalene, 77 

Manetta, 157 

Margaret, 199 

Maria, 37, 58, 68, 78, 79, 164, 
181, 184, 208 

Martha, 125, 200 

Martha J., 161 

Martha Mandeville, 119 

Mary, 56, 72, 73, 89, 126, 
127, 159, 160, 182 

Mary Ann, y6,' 185, 199, 
202 

Mary E., 65 



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INDEX. 



23 '1 



Van Voorhis, Mary Jane, 202 
Mary Matilda, 164 
Mary R., 74, 159 
Mathew B., 201 
Mcnzo, 65 • 

Meribah, 63, 64 
Milton, 65 

Minnie Bates, 152 . 
Nancy (j<v Ann). 
Newton, 159 
Obediah, 76, 196, 208 
Peter, 67, 76, 164, 184, 199 
Phoebe, 74, 158, 179, 182, 

183, 184, 187, 194, 207 
Pierre Van Arsdale, 151 
Quincy, 63 

Rachel, 5, 136, 137, 13S, 141 
Rachel Ann, 92, 150, 184, 

186 
Ran shea, 94 
Rebecca, 161 
Richard Rapelje, 200 
Richard Southard, 162, 163, 

184, 195 
Robert, 126, 160 
Robert Dorlon, 119 
Roelof, 196 
Roelof Augustus, 196 
Ruth, 97, 181, 183, 185, 194, 

195 
Sabra, 163 
Samuel, 6-], 73, 182, 185, 

196, 199 
Samuel Alexander, 78 
Samuel L., 184, 185, 186, 

188, 199 
Samuel Lawrence, 76 
Samuel Newton, 68, 73, 74, 

158, 185 



Van Voorhis, Samuel Verplanck, 
56, 187 

Sarah, 36, 57, 59, 72, 73, 
74,78,88,90,93,95, 12S, 
130, 131, 132, 158, 159, 
163, 164, 172, 179, 183, 
184, 185, 1S6, 187, 192, 
201 

Sarah Ann, 66, 74, 77, 145, 
158, 186 

Sarah Maria, 64 

Serenia Ann, 160 

Simon, 58, 184 

Sophia, 67 

Stephen, 58, 66, 89, 166, 
196 

Susan, 137, 138, 195, 206 

Susan Haight, 120, 180 

Susannah, 74, 92, 127, 150, 
158, 184, 185 

Theresa, 161 

Titera, 71, 72 

Townsend, 195 

Westbrook, 151, 152 

William, 73, 74, 137, 138, 

150, 157, 158, 162 
William C, 76, 78, 186, 199 
William Haight, 119 
William Henry, 27, 29, 57, 

80, 81, loi, 163 
William Lawrence, 77 
William Roe, 4, 5, 6, 92, 

133, 134, 135, 136, 139, 

140, 141, 142, 143, 14S, 

151, 152, 176, 179, 180, 
181, 182, 183, 1S4, 185, 
186, 187, 190, 198 

Zacharias, 36, 37, 39, 58, 
76, n^ 78, 79, III, I '3 



238 



INDEX, 



Van Voorhis, Zachaiias, 1 14, 115, 
1G6, 179, iSi, 182, 184, 
196, 201, 20S 
Zacharias, Jr., 58 
ZebulonTownsend, 163,201 
Haight and, 124, 125 
and Mesier, 122, 123 
Wan Winkle, Ann, 16S 
Van Wyck, Abraham, 46, 48, 49, 

50 
Adrian Brinkerhoff, 50 
Albert, 147 

Altjc, 41, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51 
Anthony, 191 
Caroline, 148 
Cornelius, 147, 1S7, 188, 189, 

205 
Cornelius C, 1S8, 191 
Dirck, 46, 47, 48, 50 
Elizabeth, 46, 48, 49, 50 
Emma, 147 

Hannah, 53, 137, 148, 176 
Hester, 148 
Isaac, 54, 173, 1S8 
Isaac C, 137, 147, 148, 

187 
Jannetje, 46, 48, 49, 50 
John, 166 
John Brinkerhoff, 46, 47, 48, 

50 
John C, 189 
Letitia Ida, 148 
Mary, "j^, 82, 170 
Rachel Augusta, 148 
Richard, 53, 87, 176, 1S9, 

190 
Theodorus, 41, 44, 45, 4G, 

47, 48,49. 50, 51, 53, 73, 

Z2, 176, iSS, 189, 205 



Van Wyck, William, 46, 48, 49, 

50, 124, 148 
\^elie, Hetty, 97 
Vcrbecck, Jan, 19 
Vermilyca, John G., 91 
Verplanck farm, 135 

Gulian, 128 

Philip, 26, 38 
Vervceleen, Johannis, 19 
Vleit, Sarah, 25, 31, 33, 83, 175 
Voorhees, Abigail, 167 

Abraham, 155, 156 

Adrien, 167 

Antie, 155, 156 

Barnardus, 167 

Cornelius, 155, 136, 1G8 

Daniel, 156 

Deborah, 167 

Hailtie, 155, 156 

Ida, 167 

John, 168 

Maria, 171 

Mary, 168 

Peter, 168 

Sarah, 156 

Sithia, 168 

Stephen, 168 
Voorhies, Ann, 169 

Augustus T., 200 

Catherine, 169 

Cornelius, 169 

Elizabeth, 200 

Helletje, 169 

John, 169, 200 

Luke, 169 

Mary, 169 
Voorhis, Cornelia, 167 

Cornelius, 169 

Dorothy, 169 



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INDEX. 



239 



Voorhis, John, 170 

Mary, 170 

Sarah, 167 

Simon, 167 
Voorhuys, Maria, 170 
Voorhys, Bernardus, 170 
Voris, Stephen, 168 
Vorhiss, Anna, 166 
Vrceland, Jane ]\Iaria, 9S 

Wager, Charles, 64 
Wanlenaar, Albert C, 19 
Ward, Jacob, 104 
Washington's headquarters at 

Fishkill, 43 
Watkins, Ann, 159 

Thornton, 160 
Waud, George H., 164 
Weed, Samuel, 142 
Welling, Caroline, 60 

James M., 59 

William, 59 
Wells, Capt. , 143 

Simeon J., 64 
Wesscls, Ann, 53 
Westbrook, Rev. Dr. C. D., 149 
Wey, Abraham, 162, 194 
. Ann Maria, 162, 1S4 

Benjamin, 161, 179, iSo, 
182, 183, 1S4, 187, 194, 207 

Cornelius, 162, 187 

Elizabeth, 161, 179 

Gitty, 162, 1S3 

James, 161, iSo 

John, 162, 1S2 



Wey, Phoebe, 161, 1S2 
Weygant, Mercy, 94 
White, Cornelia, 131 
White, Sarah, 26, 119, 166 
Wight, Andrew, 189 
Wiley, William F., 190 
Wilkins, John, 127 
Willemse, Remmelt, 15 
Williamsen, Sarah, 23 

William, 19 
Williamson, Jeremiah R,, 74, 

159 
Wiltse, Cornelius, iSS, 189 

Emily, 57, 1S7 

Ethelinde, 57, 187 

James, 57, 172, 1S7 

John, 54 

Martin, 1S9 

William H., 190 
Windt, Arthur de, 151 
Wizzelpennick, Cornelia Rcniers, 

17 

Tilletje Rcniers, 17 
Wilson, James, 27 
Wolphertsen, Peter, 213 
Woodward, Thomas, 48, 49 
Wright, Enos, iSS 

Ira, 65 
Wyckoff, Antje, 17 

Garret Pieterse, 17 

Greetje, 16 

Ransie, 16S 
Wynkoop, Evert, 54 

Young, Joshua, "Ji 



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