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Edward L. Ryerson 




Genealogy and History of the 

Knickerbocker Families of Ryerson, 

Ryerse, Ryerss; also Adriance and Martense 

F ami lies \ all descendants of Martin and 

Adriaen Reyersz (Reyerszen), 

of Amsterdam ^ Holland 






Edited by 

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Copyright, 1916 



: riptioQ of the family Coat of Arms as registerjfi 
in Holland is as follows: 

Quarterly, one and four Sa., a tree withered anti eradicated, 
Arg., two and three Arg., three Halberds, bend wa3?s, and ia 
bead sinister, the niiddle cue longer than the oLiiers. Sa.. the 
blades Ve?t., Sartrmt Arg., a Martlet, Or. 

Crest: A Swan rou^ant. 



The description of the family Coat of Arms as registered 
in Holland is as follows: 

Quarterly, one and four Sa., a tree withered and eradicated, 
Arg., two and three Arg., three Halberds, bend ways, and in 
bend sinister, the middle one longer than the others, Sa., the 
blades Vert., Surtout Arg., a Martlet, Or. 

Crest: A Swan rousant. 



Ryerson Coat of Arms Frontispiece 

Armorial Bearings v 

Foreword jx 

The Name — Its Etymology xi 

Ryerson Genealogy 


Descendants of Adriaen Reyersz 265 

Adriance Family 269 

Martense Family 301 

Ryers (Ryerson) Family 311 

Ryerss Family 



Adriance-Auryensen Families 321 

Garret Daniel Adriance Family 324 

Unidentified Families 326 

Unidentified Ryersons 332 

Unidentified Adriances 335 

Col. Martin Ryerson and Catherine Coxe 337 


Ryerson Names 343 

Other Names 357 


IT is a pleasure to be enabled to state that every assistance has been afforded 
the writer in seeking authentic information by permitting him to examine 
various church, family and private records. A few, however, have not 
replied to inquiries made, either from inabiHty or misapprehension of the object, 
and as a necessary consequence no account of some of these famihes can be given 
with accuracy, if given at all. 

To many members of the family, and others who have cheerfully assisted 
him, the author returns his sincere thanks. Especial mention is due to Mr. 
Edward L. Ryerson, of Chicago, not only for valuable statistical contributions, 
but for the first encouragement to the author in the early years of this work ; to 
Mr. Ralph W. Skinner, an attorney at Newark, whose enthusiasm in family 
genealogy and convenient access to records at Trenton and Bergen County, 
many of which were copied and interpreted by him, rendered the author most 
valuable assistance; to Miss Jennie Ryerson of Goshen, Indiana, and California, 
who has been untiring in her efforts to collect statistics; to Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Ryerson) Neidig of Muscatine, Iowa; Dr. John G. Ryerson, of Boon ton. New 
Jersey; Louis Johnes Ryerson, of Pompton Plains; Lorenzo Ryerson, of Wayne, 
New Jersey, and Mrs. Robert S. Hughes, of Paterson and Oakland, New Jersey. 
Dr. George Ansel Sterling Ryerson, M. P., of Toronto, Canada, was one of the 
most Hberal and wiUing contributors, and his information was most interesting 
since it treated largely of the European origin of the family. Concerning the 
Adriance family, the author wishes to extend especial thanks to Mr. I. Reynolds 
Adriance of Poughkeepsie, New York; Mr. E. W. Adriance of Berkeley, Cah- 
fomia; Rev. George S. Adriance Moore, and Mr. Morris Patterson Ferris, both 
of New York. 



THE Ryerson family in America is distinctively of Holland (Dutch) origin. 
The name can be traced back in a direct line for three centuries and in 
disconnected lines for nearly six centuries. 

We are thus enabled to identify the family as early as 1390, in which year 
one Wilhelmus Reyerszoon was Burgomaster of Amsterdam. 

Dr. George S. Ryerson, of Toronto, states that when on a visit to Leyden, 
Holland, in 1890, he met a Dr. Riejer, then director of the Huguenot Library. 
He informed us that the name was originally a patronymic and that the root of 
the name "Ryer" (Ryer in Dutch) translated meant a rider, or Cavaher, the 
"son" (zoon) added meaning "son of." Dr. Ryerson made some extensive 
researches in Holland, and we are indebted to him for what information we have 
concerning the early European history of the family. Owing to the destruction 
by fire of many ancient records of the West India Company he was unable to 
estabhsh direct connections of the first of the name to settle in America with 
their kinsmen. In Holland, however. Dr. Ryerson obtained much valuable 
information and succeeded in discovering the family coat of arms as registered. 
There is a tradition in the family that the Ryersons were of French Huguenot 
origin and that they sought refuge in Holland on account of reHgious persecution. 
Yet the family seems to have been of Dutch ancestry before the days of the 
Huguenots. That they espoused the Protestant cause and were also sympa- 
thizers and supporters of the Walloons and Huguenots, is true. There is little 
doubt in the author's mind, however, that the very early origin of the Ryerson 
family was in Norway and that those sturdy Norsemen in their conquests on the 
coast of France left representatives in that country who subsequently migrated 
to Holland. 

The earliest published records of the name may be found in a volume entitled 
"Beschrivings van Amsterdam, door ,^ -by Casparus Commelin (History of 
Amsterdam, by Commelin). In the second edition, volume i, a.d. 1725, is 
found a Hst of BailUes, Burgomasters, Aldermen, Councillors, Treasurers and 
other Civic Officials of the city of Amsterdam from the year 1330 to 1693 a.d. 
Through this fist we are able to trace the name Reyerz (Ryerson) for a period of 
nearly two hundred years. 

When the blood-thirsty Philip II, of Spain, was crowned King of the Nether- 


lands he at once estabKshed the Inquisition and sent as his regent, Margaret, 
Duchess of Parma, who in her bigoted misrule caused many to be put to death 
for heresy. It was but natural that the people rose against such atrocities, and 
waged a bitter war for years under the guidance of William, Prince of Orange, 
who ultimately succeeded in expelling the Spaniards from Holland. The Ryer- 
son family took an active part in driving the tyrants from the country and 
suffered severly thereby. This is confirmed by the Ryerson Coat of Arms which 
shows that in battle the family was nearly exterminated. The battle axes and 
the uprooted tree tell the story. 

The following letter is proof of the early connection of the Ryerson family 
with this country: 


Directors at Amsterdam to Director Stuyvesant, Honorable, Prudent, Beloved, 
Faithful. We received by vessels Trouw Hoop and Gulden Arent your general 
and particular letters of the 21st of July last with documents belonging thereto. 
As time does not permit us to answer at present by the vessel that most directly 
sails to the South River, we hope to do so by the ships which are expected to 
sail from here in the latter part of next month. Meanwhile we herewith send 
you, with a view to your special information, our resolution adopted upon a 
proposal of this city for which you will see what further privileges we have 
granted the magistrates of this city in regard to their colonies on the South river, 
and as said magistrates are now sending several colonists and families thither for 
the advancement thereof, in the hope that such will be crowned with success. 
Your honor may see from the invoice what necessaries of clothing for the soldiers, 
have been laden in the vessel while the remainder can be expected with the 
winter vessels. With which termination we commend you to God's protection, 
Honorable, Prudent, Beloved, Faithful. 

Your good friends. 

The Directors of the W. I. Co. 

Jacobus Reyers, 
Amsterdam, Nov. 9, 1661. Abr. Wilmerdonk. 

To the Director General & Council in New Netherlands. 

Enclosed with this letter were proposals of the Council of the Right Worship- 
ful, the Burgomiasters of the City of Amsterdam and an extract from the record 
of resolutions of the Directors of theW. I. Co.'s Chamber in Amsterdam (O'Calla- 
han. Doc. Hist. N. Y., vol. 2, p. 173). The original of the letter may be found 
in the office of the Secretary of State, at Albany, N. Y. 

From the foregoing we may assume that the aforesaid Director Jacobus 
Reyers (James Ryerson) sent many of his kinsfolk to the New Netherlands with 
the first colonists. 


The late Rev. Dr. Schenck, of Pompton, New Jersey, spent many years of 
his life preparing a history of the early Dutch settlers in the Pompton Valley. 
This admirable work contains a genealogical sketch of the Ryerson family. 
The manuscript, which remains unpublished, is now in possession of the Newark 
Historical Society. 

Dr. Schenck states in the introduction to his sketch of the Ryerson family 
that, "The late and aged George L. Ryerson, of Pacquanac, used to say that four 
or five brothers came to this country from Holland in the early days of the 
American Colonies." G. L. Ryerson was one hundred years old lacking three 
months, when he died in 1842. He was born 1742, and was a great-grandson 
of the first progenitor of the Ryerson family in America. His wife was his first 
cousin, being a daughter of his father's brother. Through his line have been 
handed down many documents of his own time, and some antedating his birth 
about one hundred years. 

We now direct our attention to the first persons bearing the name of whom 
there is any record as having settled in this country during the early days. As 
early as 1637 we find that one Jan Ryerson resided at Renselaerswyck (now 
Albany). His name appears upon a list of first settlers of that town who came 
from Holland during that year. 

Whether Jan Ryerson married and left any descendants or not in this country 
we do not know. If he did his descendants would more than likely have been 
named Jansen or Johnson. There is no doubt that he was kin to the first pro- 
genitors of the Ryerson family, perhaps one of the brothers referred to in George 
L. Ryerson's statement. The next earliest mention of the name in New Am- 
sterdam is on July 20, 1645, when one Jacob Reyerson, attorney for Jan Van 
Hardenburgh, in an action to recover money due the late Hendrick Roesen, 
secures judgement for the plaintiff with costs. (O'Callaghan.) 

The next in chronological order of their appearance in America, in accord 
with the early colonial records, were the two brothers Marten and Adriaen 
Ryerszen who came to America as early as 1646: the former being the known 
ancestor of nearly all the Ryersons in America, and the latter the known ancestor 
of the Adriance and Martense families. 

Another member of the Ryerson family, "Gerrit Riejerszen Van Breuckelen 
in't Sticht van Utrecht" married in the Dutch Reformed Church, of New Am- 
sterdam (New York) on April 11, 1665, Annette Jans J. D. van Amsterdam. 
This old church record written in the Dutch language, translated, would read: 
"Gerrit Ryerson from Brooklyn in the province of Utrecht (Holland) to 
Annie Johnson (or the daughter of John) a young maiden from Amsterdam 
(Holland)." This marriage record would indicate that they came to the colony 
prior to 1665. 

About this same period we find another of the family name in one Walburg 


Reyers, who, on August 3, 1696, was sponsor in baptism to Ariaentie, daughter 
of Jacques Terneur and Aeltje Michaelszen; and again in 1687, as sponsor at the 
baptism of Enock, son of Enock Michaelszen and Metje Meyers. From the 
foregoing we may learn all that the early records give us concerning the male 
persons bearing the name of Ryerson who were in the country prior to 1686; 
excepting, of course, the two brothers Marten and Adriaen the history of whose 
descendants constitutes the reason and body of this work. 

Before going into further details concerning Marten, the first ancestor, it is 
necessary to state that his wife was Annetje Rapelje, daughter of Joris Jansen 
de Rapelje, whom he married in Brooklyn, 1663. 

Joris Jansen de Rapelje came from Rochelle, France, in the ship "New 
Netherlands," the first ship sent out by the West India Company. He was 
married either just prior to his journey, upon the voyage, or shortly after his 
arrival. At any rate the lady who became his wife came on the same ship with 
him. Her name was CataUna Tricot. She was a daughter of George Tricot, 
and was born in Paris, France, in 1605. They were destined to become the par- 
ents of the first white child bom in the colony, namely, Sarah Rapelje, who was 
born at Fort Orange (now Albany) in the year 1625 on June 9. This circum- 
stance identifies the family with the very foundation of Christian civilization 
in America. The children and grandchildren intermarried mth the Ryerson 
family, thus uniting the two famiUes. A sister of Sarah, aforesaid, Annetje 
(Anne), was born Feb. 8, baptized Mar. 18, 1646, and married Marten Ryerson, 
of Amsterdam. Their descendants form the Ryerson family of today. 

The children of Joris and Catalina de Rapelje: 

I. SARAH (the first white child born in the colony), b. June 9, 1625; m., first, Hans 
Hansen Bergen, second, Tunis G. Bogert. 

II. MARIA, b. Mar. 11, 1627; m. Michael Vandervoort. 

III. JANETJE (Jane), b. Aug. 18, 1628; m. Rem Vanderbeek. 

IV. JUDITH, b. July s, 1625; m. Peter Van Nest. 

V. JAN (John), b. Aug. 28, 1637; m. Maria Frederickse (Lubertson). 
VI. JACOB, b. May 28, 1639; shot by the Indians. 
VII. CATALINA, b. Mar. 28, 1641; m. Jeremias Westerhout. 
VIII. JERONIMUS, b. June 25, 1642; m. Anna Denise. 
IX. ANNETJE (Anne), b. Feb. 8, 1646; m., first, Marten Ryerson, second, Joost 

Franz (Joseph Francis). 
X. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 28, 1648; m. Dirck Hooglandt (Richard Hoogeland). 
XI. DANIEL, b. ; m. Sarah Klock. 

Joris Jansen de Rapelje, with his wife, Catalina, first settled, in 1623, at Fort 
Orange, where his first child was born. He remained at Fort Orange about 
three years and then removed to New Amsterdam, where he remained nearly 
twenty-two years, occupying and owning a house and lot on the north side of the 


present Pearl Street, and abutting the south side of the fort, and for which he 
received a patent on the i8th of March, 1647. 

About the year 1646, according to reliable authorities, Adriaen and Marten 
Reyersz (Adrian and Martin Ryerson) arrived in this country from Amsterdam, 
Holland, and took up their abode in Breuckelen, on the Island of Nassau (now 
Brooklyn, New York). Undoubtedly Adriaen was the elder brother and he 
was married and had issue before the custom of changing the name was abolished. 
Hence, his descendants are known to-day under the name of Adriance, Martense, 
Ryers, Ryerse and Ryerson. 



1. On the 14th day of May, a.d. 1663, MARTEN REYERSZEN, Van Amsterdam 
(from Amsterdam) and ANNETJE JORIS DE RAPELJE, j. d. Van 
Breuckelen (Ann the daughter of George de Rapelje), j. d. (a young maiden 
of Brooklyn), were married in the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of 
Brooklyn. One Catalina Jeronymus was a witness to the ceremony. 
They were married by Dominie Selyns, who came from Amsterdam in 1660 
and took charge of the "Breuckelen" Church. Marten Reyerson and 
Annetje Rapelje (who was born Feb. 8, 1646) had eleven children: 

I. MARRITJE (Mary or Martha), bap. Nov. 16, 1664. Sponsers, Jeremias Jansen 
and Catalina Rapelje. She married Paulus Turck, Jr., of New York, on May 16, 
1688, and is described in the marriage record as Marritje Reyers, of Blommendael. 
They had children: 
I. Paulus Tueck, bap. i68g. Sponsers, Paulus Turck and Annetje Reyers. 
II. Martin Turck, bap. Dec. 19, 1697. 

III. Jacob Turck, bap. July 2, 1700. 

IV. Marritje Turck, bap. Nov. 14, 1703. Sponsors, Cornelius Turck and 
Aeltie Wessels (Reyerse). 

2. II. JORIS (George), bap. Sept. 19, 1666; d. 1749; m. twice. y 
S. III. RYER, bap. 1669; d. 1751; m. Rebecca Van Der Scheuren. 

IV. CATHALYNTIE (Catharine), bap. Jan. 3, 1671. The sponsors at her baptism 
were Evart Pietersze Kateltas and Catalina Rapelje. She m. on Mar. 31, 1690, 
for her first husband, Samuel Berry. The marriage as recorded in Brooklyn 
reads: "Samuel Berry, born in Vlissengen, to Catalynte Martense, born in 
Brooklyn, with consent of Annetje Rapelje, the bride's mother." Samuel Berry 
was on the assessment roll of Brooklyn in 1693 and the census list in 1698. He 
was one of the partners of his brother-in-law, Joris_ Ryerson, in the purchase of 
the large tract of land in New Jersey called the "Pacquanac Patent." They 
resided first in Brooklyn, then removed to New Jersey. He died in 1702. The 
children of Samuel Berry and Cathalyntie Ryerson were: 
I. Debora Berry, bap. July 28, 1691; d. 1775. Sponsors at bap., Jacobus 

Berry and Annetje Rapelje. 
II. Martin Berry, bap. 1693; m. April 15, 1720, Maria, dau. of Peter Willemse 
Roome and Hester Van Gelder. (See Roome Genealogy.) They resided in 
New Jersey and had nine children: 
i. Catalyna Berry, b. July 15, 1721; m. Johannis Ryerson, son of Ryer and 
Rebecca (Van Der Scheuren) Ryerson. (For descendants see male line.) 
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ii. Samuel Berry, b. Sept. 8, 1722. 
Hi. Hester Berry, b. Jan. 21, 1724; m. John Burgua. 

iv. Peter Berry, h. Mar. 19, 1725; m- Susanna Jones. 

V. Martin Ryerson Berry, b. June 21, 1726; m. Elsie Mandeville. 

Di. Maria Berry, b. 1728. 

vii. Sarah Berry, b. May 26, 1730; d. Mar., 1812; unm. 
via. Henry Berry, b. Dec. 4, 1731-- m. Keziah De Mott^ 

ix. Jacob Berry, b. 1734; m. Margaret Mead and had nine children: 

1. Mary Berry, b. Oct. 16, 1765; d. 1765. 

2. Jacob Berry, Jr., b. Mar. 27, 1767; m. Sarah Roome and they had: 

1. Peter Berry, b. Sept. 22, 1796; m. Hannah Webb. 

2. Anna Berry, b. Feb. 7, 1799; m. Benjamin Roome. 

J. Martin R. Berry, b. April 3, 1801 ; d. Mar. 2. 1S66; m. Sept. 16, 
1824, Ellen McKinley, and they had chUdren as follows: 

a. Samuel Roome Berry, b. June 20, 1825; m. Laura Berry. 

b. Sarah Berr>', m. Rev. Edward Wall. 

c. Martin Ryerson Berry, m. Lydia Brown. 

d. William Lloyd Garrison Berry. 

e. Elenor Berry. 

f. John Berry. 

g. Agnes Berry. 

h. Eleanor Berry, m. Albert Cotton Woodruff, of BrooUyn, 
N. Y., and they had: 
a. Harriet Partridge Woodruff. 
6. Eleanor Berry Woodruff. 

c. Edith Berry Woodruff. 

d. Agnes Lloyd Woodruff, b. Oct. 24, 1872; m. Fred B. 

Holden of Boston. 

e. Albert Martin Woodruff, b. Oct. 24, 1872. 
/. Harriet Roome Woodruff, b. Dec. i, 1877. 

4. Samuel Berry, b. June 8, 1804; m. Mrs. Catharine Middlemiss. 

5. John Berry, b. Jan. 25, 1807; d. 1849. 

6. Jacob Berry, b. Mar. 25. 1810; m. Margaret Wessells. 

7. William Berry, b. Aug. 4, 181 2; d. 181 2. 

8. Margaret Berry, b. June S,"i8i5; m. William G. Smith. 

3. Maria Berry, b. July 16, 1769; m. Giles Mandeville. 

4. Sarah Berry, b. Sept. 9, 1771;™- David Peer. 

5. Elizabeth Berry, b. 1775; m. John Ray. 

6. Hester Berry, b. Feb. 22, 1776; m. Philip P. Schuyler. 

7. Margaret Berry, b. April 17, 1778; m. James P. Jacobus. 

8. Rebecca Berry, b. Oct. i, 1783; m. Moses Day. 

9. Martin J. Berry, b. Sept. 22, 1785; m. Anne Hemion (or Hennion). 
II Johanna Berry, b. Dec. 22, 169s; m- 1725, Peter Pieterse Roome; bap. 

Feb. 24, 1703; d. 1778. Resided on the Bogart Place, Pompton Plams. 
(See Roome Genealogy.) 
V. Samuel Berry, Jr., b. April 10, 1697; d. 1769; m. first (sup. 1708), Jaca- 
myntie Van Duyne; second, June 10, 1744. Jacamintie, dau. of Wouter 
Teunisse Van Pelt. Issue: 


i. Walter Berry, of Gowanus, b. 1755; d. Sept. 2, iSiS; m. Dec. 29, 1777, 

Rachel, dau. of Derrick Bergen. 
a. Jemina Berry, b. Jan. 21, 1762. 
V. Paulus Berry, b. 1700; m. Annetje Suydam. Issue: 
i. Paulus Berry, 
ii. Samuel Berry. 
VI. Sar.«i Berry, b. 1702; unm. 

After the death of Samuel Berry, his widow, Catalina (Ryerson) Berry, 
married on June 12, 1703, Paulus Vanderbeck, Jr., of Pacquanac, N. J. 
\ The children of Paulus Vanderbeek, Jr., and Catalina Ryerson were: 

VII. Catalina Vanderbeek, b. Oct. 25, 1704; d. Sept., 1786; m. Johannis Van 
Gelder, b. April 9, 1725; d. Dec. 9, 1792. Resided in New York, and at 
Pompton Plains. Their grandson (son of Johannis, Jr.) was Major Ewout 
Van Gelder of Pompton Plains. 
VIII. Maria Vanderbeek, b. Feb. 21, 1706; m. Mar. 23, 1727, Garret Debow. 
Resided at Pompton Plains. 
IX. Sarah Vanderbeek, b. Dec. 31, 1708. 

X. Elizabeth Vanderbeek, b. April 7, 1711; m. Oct. 31, 1738, David Van 
Gelder. Resided in New York. Major Henry Brockholst and Debora 
Perry were "Compeer and Peet" at the bap. of aforesaid Elizabeth. 
V. SARAH, bap. May 30, 1673; m. Dec. 6, 1691, Gerrit Burger (or Bergen). They 
resided in New York. Their children were: 
I. Johanna Bergen, b. Aug. 6, 169-. 
II. Lysbeth, or Elizabeth Bergen, b. Feb. 11, 1694. 
ni. Johannis Bergen, b. May 24, 1702. 
IV. Gerrit Bergen, b. Oct. i, 17 10. The sponsors at his bap. were Frans 

Reyerse (Ryerson) and Cornelia Disenton. 
V. Pieter Bergen, b. Dec. 16, 1711. 
VI. GEERTJE (Charity), b. 1675; m. Abraham Van Duyne. According to Dr. 
Schenck they removed to Cecil County, Maryland, in 1706. In 1698 the name 
of Abraham Van Duyne appears on a list of freeholders of Brooklyn, which also 
states that the household consisted of one adult male, two females, and two 

4. VII. JACOBUS, bap. Dec. 27, 1677; d. about 1749. 

VIII. HELENA, bap. 1679; m. Jan Aukese, or Auke (Van Nuys). They resided at 
Flatbush, L. I. They had: 
I. Maria Aukese, bap. Mar. S, 1700. The sponsors at her bap. were Cornells 

Reyerse and Sarah Hanse. 
II. Johanna Aukese, bap. Jan. 20, 1706. 
IX. SYNTJE (Cynthia), bap. April 2, 1682. Sponsor: Cathalyntie Jorise (Rapelje). 

5. X. CORNELIUS, b. 1684; m. Sarah Jorise. 

6. XI. FRANS, b. Aug. 2, 1685; d. 1749; m. Jannetje (Jane) Dey. 

Marten Reyerson (Martin Ryerson) died about 1687, and his widow 
married again, on Jan. 30, 1692, Joost Franz (Joseph Francis), who came 
to this country from Amsterdam in 1654. At the time of his marriage to 
Mrs. Ryerson he was a widower, his first wife having been Geertje Aukese 
Van Nuys. 

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2. JORIS RYERSON (translated George Ryerson),^ {Martin^), the eldest son 
of Marten and Annetje (Rapelje) Ryerson was bap. in BrookljTi on Sept. 19, 
1666: d. 1749. The sponsors at his bap. were Michael Hanzen and Catalina 
Jeronymus. He was evidently named in honor of his grandfather, Joris 
Jansen de Rapelje. Up to the time of his marriage (about twenty-four 
years of age), he resided in Breucklen (Brooklyn) at the Wallabout, no 
doubt at the home of his father. He then removed to Manhattan Island, 
now New York City, where he engaged in farming, first on a farm leased 
from Trinity Church, then on the Dey farm, and where he resided for some 
years, subsequently selling out in 1708 and removing to New Jersey, which 
was then a wilderness. Here, in company with Capt. Arent Schuyler and 
others, he purchased from the Indians 5500 acres in N. E. New Jersey, upon 
which land he settled. He married on June 26, 1690, Hannah (or Anneken) 
(Schouten) Dey, widow of Teunis Dey, and daughter of Johannes Schouten. 
She was born Mar. 17, 1666, and died May 17, 1743. Her first husband 
whom she married on Feb. 4, 1685, died in 1688, lea\'ing three small children, 
besides a five acre farm running from Broadway to the water's edge in 
New York, which the present Dey St. divided in the middle. The three 
small Dey children were reared by George (Joris) Ryerson with his own 
family, and one of the daughters, Jane Dey, married a younger brother of 
her step-father, namely Frans Ryerson. Her brother Derick (Richard) 
Dey became the father of Col. Theunis Dey, who distinguished himself in 
the Revolution as an officer in the Army and member of the Continental 
Congress. Joris (George) Ryerson was a prominent man in the community 
and as early as 1715 was one of "His Majesty's Judges" for Bergen County. 

After the death of his first wife, Hannah (Dey nee Schouten) Ryerson, 
Joris married in his old age, and his second wife was Hannah, or Susannah, 
widow of Abraham King, of Second River. Her maiden name was Susannah 
De Forest. Many old documents teeming with historic interest stiU exist 
concerning Mr. Ryerson's activity in colonial times of which the author 
has copies, but are too voluminous for other than mere mention in this 

Joris Ryerson was the father of ten children, and the step father of 
seven, three of the latter being his first wife's children, and four by his 


second wife's previous marriage. All of his own children were by his first 
wife, Hannah Ryerson, and were as follows : 

I. JOHANNA (or Anna), b. June 2, 1692; d. prior to 1744; m. Sept. 7, 1715, Evert 
Wessels, who was bap. Mar. 13, 1694, son of Wessel Evertse Wessels and Sus- 
sanna Treuhoven. They resided in the vicinity of Acquackenonk. On Oct. 10, 
1722, they were sponsors in bap. for Dirck, son of Frans and Jane (Dey) Ryerse. 
They had eight children, all of whom were remembered by their grandfather, 
Joris Ryerson, in his wUl. These children were: 

I. Janettie (Jane) Wessels, b. May 19, 1716. 

II. Sara (or Leah) Wessels, b. May 20, 1718; m. Jan. 20, 1739, Hessel Brower, 
son of Ulrich Brower. 

III. Wessel Wessels, b. Oct. 28, 1719; m. Sarah Post. 

IV. Antje Wessels, b. Jan. 21, 1721; m. Nov. 20, 1740, William Hopper, of 

V. Joris Wessels, b. 1723; m. May 10, 1747, Leah Spier. 
VI. Evert Wessels, bap. June 6, 1725. 

VII. Lucas Wessels, b. Oct. 21, 1727; m. first, on Nov. 19, 1752, Anetje, dau. of 
Rev. Johannis Van Driesen, and second (wife's name unknown). These 
were the parents of the late Rev. John L. Wessels of Pompton, N. J. 
VIII. Mary (or Marie) Wessels, b. Oct. 12, 1729; m. her cousin, John Francis 
Ryerson, son of Frans and Jannetje (Dey) Ryerson. (For their descendants 
see line of John Francis Ryerson.) 
II. MARTIN, bap. Sept. 17, 1693; d. y. 

7. III. JOHANNIS (John) G., bap. Aug. 8, 1694; d. 1782; m. twice. 
IV. MARITJE, bap. Aug. 29, 1696; d. y. 

8. V. MARTIN, bap. Oct. 9, 1698; d. 1767; m. Catherine Coxe. 

9. VI. MARY (Maritje), bap. July 19, 1699; d. April 11, 1744; m. Gov. John Reading. 
VII. HELENA, bap. Feb. 2, 1701; d. y. 

All of the above were baptized in New York as the children of Joris Martensen and 
Anna Schoute (Hannah Schouten). His other children were baptized as children of 
Joris Reyerse and Ann Schoute, and were: 

10. VIII. JORIS (George, Jr.), bap. Jan. 15, 1703; d. Apr. 23, 1792; m. Mary Duboise. 

11. IX. LUYCKES (Lucas), bap. April 9, 1704; d. 1764; m. three times. 

X. BLANDINA, bap. May 8, 1706; m. George Hall, Jr., who was bap. at Kingston, 
N. Y., in 1704. His name was sometimes written "Joris Haal." He resided in 
Somerset Co., N. J., on the South Branch of the Raritan River, in the Eastern 
Division of New Jersey. Their children were: 
I. Anne Hall, b. April 14, 1734. 

II. George Hall, b. Mar. 28, 1736. 

m. Maritje (Mary) Hall, b. Jan. 9, 1738. 
IV. Joseph Hall, b. Aug. 8, 1740; d. y. 
v. Joseph Hall, b. Oct. 3, 1741; d. y. 
(Early Germans, N. J., Chambers). 

VI. Thomas Hall, (sup. to have m. Antje Ryerson). 

XL ELIZABETH; m. July 26, 1735, her cousin, William Ryerson, son of Ryer and 
Rebecca (Van der Scheuren) Ryerson. (For their descendants see line of Wil- 
liam Ryerson.) 


The step-children of Joris Ryerson by his first m. were: | 

XII. JANNETJE (Jane) DEY, bap. Nov. 24, 1685; m. 1707, Frans Ryerson, son of 
Martin and Ann (Rapelje) Ryerson, younger brother of aforesaid Joris Ryerson. 
(For their descendants see line of Frans Ryerson.) 

XIII. DIRCK (Richard) DEY, bap. Mar. 27, 1687; m. Dec. 16, 1725, Jane Blanchard, 
dau. of Jean and Jane (Gautier) Blanchard. 

XIV. SARAH DEY, bap. Jan. 10, 1688; d. 1730; was the youngest of Joris (George) 
Ryerson's step-children. She m., April 30, 1709, at Hackensack, Hendrick 
Janse Spier, and left issue: 

I. Theunis Spier. 
II. Maritje Spier. 

in. Hannah Spier. 
IV. Janneke Spier. 

V. Leah Spier. She was probably the Leah Spier who m. Joris, son of Evert 
and Ann (Ryerson) Wessels. 

The other step-children of Joris (George) Ryerson were by his second wife and her 
former husband, Abraham King (Koning and Konig in some of the old Dutch records). 
These children were: 
XV. JOHN KING; m. Rebecca Ryckman. They bap. a son, Abraham King, in 

New York, Oct. 2, 1755. 

There was, probably, another daughter, Mary King, for Joris Ryerson and his wife 
were sponsors in baptism on Mar. 22, 1747, for a child, Susannah, daughter of Daniel 
Brower and Mary (Konig), his wife. 

3. RYER RYERSON,^ (Martin'-), son of Martin and Annetje (Rapelje) Ryer- 
son, was b. (or bap.) in 1669, and d. in 1751. He resided in New York or 
"Breucklein" until he was about 38 years of age. He is recorded as a 
church member in Brooklyn in 1698. In the early part of 1707, or subse- 
quent to Nov., 1706, he removed to Hackensack, N. J., and resided in that 
\acinity a number of years. He was a freeholder as early as 1715, and a 
Justice in 1724, being successively re-appointed up to as late as 1750. 
Ryer Ryerson, m. in Mar., 1696, Rebecca Van Der Shinne, or Van Der 
Scheuren, and their children were: 

y,^ I. MARGARITA, bap. Jan., 1697; m. Peter Tiboudt. Issue: ^^<^^^^' ^ 

1'^^' I. Willemtie Tiboudt, bap. Dec. 26, 1716; d. y. . . , '■'^ _^,..^ 

II. Andries Tiboudt, bap. April 6, 1717^ 

^ Kif^ m. Rebecca Tiboudt, bap. Aug. 2, 1719. is O'^ " 

\^}/' IV. Willemtie Tiboudt, bap. Sept. 10, 1720. — ^'"^'^ * 

V. Annettie Tiboudt, bap. Dec. 16, 1722. 

VI. Ryer Tiboudt, bap. Mar. 13, 1724. 
VII. Catrina Tiboudt, bap. Mar. i, 1729. 

II. ANNETJE, bap. Oct. 16, 1698; m. Corymus, son of Rev. Guiliaem Bertholf, or 
Bartholf, of Pompton and Hackensack, N. J. 


III. MARTIN, bap. Nov., 1700; d. y. 

12. IV. MARTIN, bap. Feb. 27, 1702; d. 1790; m. Elizabeth Larue. 

V. SARAH, bap. Dec. 31, 1704, in New York, as a dau. of Ryer Martense and 
Rebekka Van Der Schuere; sponsors, Joris Martense and Jannetje Brestede. 

13. VI. JACOBUS, bap. Oct. 27, 1706; d. (sup.) 1783; m. Mary Van Blarcom. 
VII. ELENA, bap. Jan. 27, 1709. 

VIII. LENA, bap. April 13, 1712. 

14. IX. WILLIAM, bap. May, 1714; d. 1792; m. Elizabeth Ryerson. 

15. X. JOHANNIS, bap. Nov. 11, 1716; d. 1S02; m. Cathalyna Berry. 

4. JACOBUS RYERS0N,2 {Martin"-), son of Martin and Annetje (Rapelje) 
Ryerson, was bap. Dec. 27, 1677, in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brook- 
lyn. Witnessed by Jeronimus Rapelje and the wife of Dominie Van Zuren. 
He d. circa 1749. Mr. Ryerson resided at Flatbush, L. I., now a part of 
Brooklyn, and was a fanner on the extensive plantation of his father, which 
then covered a good share of what is now the city of Brooklyn. 

Jacobus Ryerson m., it is supposed, Syntje Lott, as we find that one 
Gertye Lott (probably the child's aunt), was witness with Cornelius Mar- 
tense (Ryerson) at baptism of Jacobus and S>Titje Ryerson's daughter, 
"Geertje." Their children were: 

I. ANTJE, bap. July 16, 1702. She may have m., first, Harmen Andriesse, for on 
Oct. 13, 1742, we find a record of one Harmen Andriesse and Antje Reyerse, his 
wife, as sponsors at bap. of child, Harmen, son of Peter Loosie and Antje An- 
driesse. She m. (sup.) as a second husband, John Dumont, b. Aug. 29, 1701; 
d. 1760. He was son of Peter Dumont and Femmetje Tuenise Van Middlewout, 
dau. of Jan Teunissen. John and Antje had sons: 
I. Peter Dumont. 
II. DiRCK Dumont. 
III. Abraham Dumont. 

16. II. MARTIN, bap. Oct. 7, 1704; d. Oct. 12, 1778; m. Elizabeth Remsen. 

III. GEERTJE, bap. May 22, 1706 (or 1707), in Brooklyn, as dau. of Jacob Martense 
(Ryerson) and Syntje, his wife. Sponsors, Cornelius Martense (Ryerson) and 
Geertje Lott. She d. Dec. 7, 1770; m. Hendrick Suydam, b. Dec. 3, 1706; d. 
June 16, 176S. Resided on, or near, the Suydam homestead at Bedford, L. I. 

I. Hendrick Suydam, b. 1732; d. July 8, 1805; m. July 15, 1753, Rebecca 

Emmons, b. 1729; d. Oct. 25, 1757. 
n. Jacob Suydam, b. Feb. 3, 1740; d. July 27, 1811; m. April 14, 1764, Elizabeth 
Leacroft and resided at Bushwick. 

III. Christian Suydam, b. 1735; d. unm. 

IV. Lambert Suydam, b. Aug. 30, 1743; d. AprQ 1, 1833; m. April 10, 1760, a 
third cousin of the Martense line, Sarah Hegeman, b. 1744; d. July 28, 1754. 
She d. and he m., second, on Sept. 20, 1785, Anna, widow of Capt. Barent 
Johnson, who d. Oct. 26, 1793. Resided at Bedford, L. I. (or the Wallabout). 

IV. JAN (or John), bap. Oct. 9; d. y. 

17. V. JAN (or John), bap. Dec. 11, 1715; m. Antje Voorhees. 


VI. JACOB (a supposed son only). 

VII. JANNETJE, bap. Feb. 29, 1721; m. June 22, 1745, Peter Loosie, Loisa, or 
Lozier. Issue: 
I. Syntje Loosie, bap. Feb. 15, 1749. 
II. Petrus Loosie, bap. June 29, 1752. 
VIII. SYNTJE, bap. Sept. 22, 1722; m. Constyn Colneck. 

). CORNELIUS RYERS0N,2 (Martin'), son of Martin and Annetje (Rapelje) 
Ryerson, b. 1684; m. about 1701, Sarah Jorise. The name of the wife 
signifies "Sarah, dau. of George." Who her parents were has not been 
determined, although some authorities have conceded that she was prob- 
ably the daughter of Joris Hanse Bergen, son of Hans Bergen and Sarah 
Jorise Rapelje. According to Dr. Schenck and the author's researches, the 
children of Cornehus Reyerson were as follows: 

I. SAR.AH, bap. Oct. 26, 1702, in Brooklyn; m. (sup.) Joseph Heverland. 
18. IL MARTIN, bap. Feb. 13, 1704; d. 1747; m. Brechtje . 

III. MARITJE (Mary); m. Teunis G. Bergen. 

IV. GEERTJE, bap. 1706; m. Aaron Van Noorstrand. They had one child: 

I. Jannetje Van Noorstrand, bap. Oct. 23, 1725. 
V. BETTE, bap. 170S; m. Pieter Berryand (Berrien) and they had issue: 

I. Benjamin Berryand, bap. April 10, 1726. 
VI. LAMMETJE, b. Oct. 27, 1707; m. Dec. 8, 1727, Jan Van Noorstrand (John Van 
Nostrand), of Hempstead, son of Aaron and Aeltje (Van Steenwyck) Van Noor- 
strand, b. April 23, 1702, in Flatbush. 
The names are variously spelled in the olden records as Van Ostrant, Van Nostrand, 
Van Nostrant, etc. The modern spelling is Van Nostrand. Some descendants have 
dropped the "Van" and are simply known as "Nostrand." The children of Jan 
(or John) and Lammetje (Ryerson) Van Nostrand were: 

I. Aaron Van Nostrand, b. Jan. 7, 1729; d. Jan. 7, 1825; m. Dec. 18, 1763, 

Susannah Cornell, who d. Feb. 11, 1793. Married, second, Mrs. Elizabeth 

Ryder, iiee Brinckerhoflf, b. April 15, 1726, d. Feb. 18, 1816. No children by 

the second wife. Children by the first wife: 

i. John Van Nostrand, b. Jan. 20, 1766; d. Mar. 7, 1816; m. Dec. 25, 1785, 

at Hempstead, Sarah Hewlett, b. Mar. 22, 1766; d. Sept. 22, 1828, dau. 

of Richard Hewlett. His name on the m. record, is John "Drawer." 


1. Richard H. Van Nostrand, m. Elizabeth Treadwell. 

2. Abraham Van Nostrand, d. before June 21, 1829; m. Eliza Meyers. 

3. William Aaron Van Nostrand, m. Martha Thatford. 

4. John V^an Nostrand, m. ]\Iary Ludlow. 

5. Stephen Van Nostrand, m. Elizabeth Treadwell. 

6. Samuel Van Nostrand, b. Dec. 7, 1794; d. 1794. 

' 7. Susannah Van Nostrand, b. July 17, 1796; m. Oct. 16, 1819, John 

Ryerson, of Flushing. She d. in less than one year after her mar- 
riage (Oct. 8, 1820). 
8. George Van Nostrand, m. Catherine Smith. 


9. Elizabeth Van Nostrand, b. April 12, 1801; d. July 25, 1830; unm. 

10. Mary Van Nostrand, b. Jan. 13, 1803; d. in 1803. 

11. Mary Ann Van Nostrand, b. May 23, 1805; d. 1805. 

12. Joseph H. Van Nostrand, m. Susan Buckingham. 

n. Cornelius Van Nostrand, b. Dec. 10, bap. Dec. 20, 1730, in Jamaica, L. I.; 

d. May 24, 1817, at York Mills, Ont., Can. Married, first, Jemima ; 

second, Jan. 31, 1769, Catherine Durlin; third, April 3, 1773, at Hempstead, 
Millicent Belts, b. Nov. 25, 1735, d. April 10, 1812. On April i, 1766, he 
was in Hempstead and present at the induction of Rev. Leonard Cutting by 
the Rt. Rev. Samuel Seabury, tirst Bishop of the United States. Was an 
official of St. George's Church from 1765 to 1785. During the Revolution 
he joined the British. He obtained a land grant from the Crown and 
removed to Toronto, in 1800. Issue by his first wife: 
i. Jan Van Nostrand, m. Hannah Bedell. 

By the second wife, Catherine Durlin, he had: 
ii. Sarah Van Nostrand, m. James Van Nostrand. No further trace, 
ra. Aeltje (Alche) Van Nostrand, b. Oct. 6, bap. Oct. 29, 1732, at Jamaica, 

L. I.; m. Feb. 8, 1751, at Hempstead, John Beedel (Bedell). 
IV. Sarah Van Nostrand, b. Sept. 12, 1734, bap. Oct. 13, 1734, at Jamaica, 

L. I. ; m. John Flowers, 
v. Abraham Van Nostrand, b. Aug. 23, 1736, bap. Sept. 5, 1736; unm. 
VI. Martin Van Nostrand, b. Feb. ig, 1738, bap. Mar. 19, 1738; in Jamaica, 
L. I.; d. Aug. 15, 1816; m. July 31, 1764, Sarah Losee, b. Aug. 17 (or 20), 
1749, d. Mar. 8, 1833. He enlisted in a company of Provincials April 12, 
1758. Children: 
i. Anlje Van Nostrand, m. John Rider. 
ii. Jan Van Nostrand, b. Dec. 10, 1767, bap. Mar. 13, 1768, in Success, 

N. Y. 
Hi. Phehe Van Nostrand, m. Simon Petit. 

iv. Losee Van Nostrand, m. Betsy . 

V. John Van Nostrand, m. Abigail Horton. 
vi. Martha Van Nostrand, m. Aert Middagh. 
vii. Mary Van Nostrand, m. April 15, 1787, Gershom Fredericks. 
via. James Van Nostrand, m. Sarah R. Underwood; and, second, Ann 
Matilda Carpenter; and, third, Martha Jane Seymour. 

ix. Abraham Van Nostrand, m., first. Amy Smith; second, Clara ; 

third, Sarah McManus, nee Weeks. 
vii. Jannetje (Jean) Van Nostrand, b. April 6, bap. April 21, 1740, in Jamaica, 

L. I.; m. Whitehead Skidmore. 
vm. Antje (Onche) Van Nostrand, b. May 9, bap. May 27, 1742, at Jamaica, 
L. I.; m. William Watts. 
IX. John Van Nostrand, b. July 2, 1744; d. Oct. 16, 1805; m., first, May 28, 
1777, at Hempstead, Helena Lefferts, b. June 30, 1752, d. April 11, 1783; 
m., second, June i, 1794, Sarah Bishop, b. Sept. 2, 1745, d. July 11, 1806. 
He was called John "Drawer." Children: 
i. Samuel Van Nostrand, b. April 5, 1778; d. Aug. 8, 1778. 
ii. John Van Nostrand, m. Elizabeth Birdsall. 
Hi. Mary Van Nostrand, m. Walter Titus. 


X. George Van Nostrand, b. April, 1746; m. July 20, 1769, Hyletje Durland. 
i. Joseph Van Nostrand, m. Elizabeth Mead. ^Z' 

a. Helena Van Nostrand, m. Abraham Dubois, a widower of Glenham. 
XI. MoETER Van Nostrand, was probably the youngest child of Jan and 
Lammetje (Ryerson) Van Nostrand. This child is mentioned in the will of 
Jan Van Nostrand, but we have no further trace. 

19. VII. GEORGE, d. about 1778; m. Sarah . 

VIII. ANTJE, bap. at Jamaica, L. I., Oct. 27, 1721; m. Isaac Onderdonk, b. Jan. 8, 
1716, son of Adrian and Sarah (Snedeker) Onderdonk. They had children: 
I. Sarah Onderdonk, bap. April 4, 1742. 
n. Cornelius Onderdonk, bap. April 20, 1753. 

6. FRANS REYERSEN,^ {Marthi'), the youngest child of Martin and Annetje 
(Rapalje) Ryerson, b., or bap., in Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1685. The 
sponsors were Barent and Maritje Hylen. He d. about 1749 and was buried 
in the old family cemetery at "Wagrow," (now Hawthorne), N. J., and on 
what is now a part of the farm of Richard De Gray, one of his descendants. 
He resided in New York, or Brooklyn, and, it appears, remained for some 
time after his brothers Joris and Ryer had settled in New Jersey. In 1 708, 
or thereabouts, he joined them in New Jersey, in Bergen Co. (now Passaic), 
and thence went to the Wagrow, north of Paterson. 

Frans Reyersen was m. in 1706, or 1707, to Jannetje, dau. of Theunis 
Dirckesen and Hannah (Schouten) Dey of New York. She was b. in New 
York Nov. 24, 1685. Their children were: 

20. I. MARTE (Martin), bap. Mar. 7, 1708; d. June 8, 1787; m. Annetje Van 

II. THEUNIS, bap. Mar. 13, 1709; d. in infancy. 

21. III. THEUNIS, bap. July 15, 1711; m. Lena . 

22. IV. JORIS (George F.), bap. April 5, 1713; d. April i, 17S9; m. Mary R. White. 

V. ANTJE (Ann), bap. Nov. 10, 1714; m. Andrew Denyke. 
\1. SARATJE (Sarah), bap. June 24, 1716; m. Cornelius Doremus. 
VII. JOHANNES, bap. AprU 27, 1718; d. y. 

VIII. JANNEKE (Jane), bap. Aug. 21, 1720; m. John S. Van Winkle, and they had 
I. Johannis Van Winkle. 
II. Simon Van Winkle. 

III. Jane Van Winkle. 

IV. Pryntje Van Winkle. 
V. Frans Van Winkle. 

\-i. Petrus Van Winkle. 

23. IX. DIRCK (Richard), bap. Oct. 10, 1722; d. 1766; m. Helena Ryerson. 

24. X. JOHANNES (John Francis), bap. April i, 1724; d. April 8, 1798; m. Maria 

XI. MARITJE (Mary), bap. Dec. 25, 1726; m. Anthony Van Blarcom. 


XII. HELENA (or Eleanor, or Leana), b. Sept. 13, 1730; m. Johannis (John) De Gray 
from Scotland, who settled in Manchester, N. J., before the Revolution, on a 
place now, or formerly occupied by Adam Freeman, on the Goffle Road. ' Chil- 
I. John De Gray. He occupied the homestead. 
II. Mrs. John (De Gray) Berry. 

III. Richard (Dirck) De Gray, bap. Aug. 19, 1755; m. Ann Schuyler, of Pomp- 
ton, N. J. Children: 
i. Rebecca De Gray, m. Joseph Baldwin. 

a. John De Gray, m. Mary Garrison. His will is dated Sept. 22, 1S27. 
On the present farm of Richard De Gray is a very old burying ground. 
Frans Reyerson and many members of the old families of Manchester, 
N. J., were buried there, and the plot is stOl used as a place of interment.' 


7. JOHANNIS (John) G. RYERSON,' {J oris.'' Martin'), son of Joris (George) 
Ryerson and his wife Hannah (Schouten) Dey, was b., or bap., Aug. 8, 1694, 
and d. in 1782. John G. Ryerson was twice m; first, on Oct. 22, 1716, to 
Maritje (Mary), dau. of John Spier, and had issue: 

25. I. JOHANNES I., b. 1717; d. 1794; m. Elsye Lozier. 

26. II. GEORGE I., b. 1719; d. 1814; m. twice. 

After Maritje's death John G. Ryerson m. Geertje (Charity) Hesselse, 
dau. of Peterse Hesselse (who was bap. in New York July 21, 1668, and 
whose estate is mentioned in the will of Hessel Ryerson, his grandson). 
He was a son of Peter Hesselse who was in New Utrecht, L. I., as early as 
1659. Elected Deputy General Assessor of East Jersey, 1686. He m. 
Elizabeth Gerretse and removed to Bergen Co. (See Bergen's Kings County 
History.) The children of John G. and Geertje (Hesselse) Ryerson were: 

III. GEERTJE, m. John P. Garretson. Their children were: 

I. JOHANNis (John) Garretson, bap. Nov. 12, 1769. 
II. Jacob Garretson, m. Lea Wessels. 

III. Garret J. Garretson, m. a dau. of Ralph Romaine and had children: 

i. John G. Garretson. 
a. Ralph Garretson. 
Hi. Abraham Garretson. 

There were other children. 

IV. A daughter, name unknown. 

IV. ELIZABETH, b. or bap. April 6, 172S; m. Oct. 30, 1749, Johannes J. Jeralemon. 
They had issue: 

I. Margaret Jeralemon, b. April 12, 1750; d. Sept. 19, 1830; m. in 17S2, 

at Totowa, N. J., by Dominie Meyers, to Samuel, son of Jan and Catharine 

(Whitaker) Burhans. He was bap. at Kingston, Nov. 16, 1755. Enlisted 

in the Continental Army July 17, 1775, and fought in the Revolutionary War. 

II. JORis (George) Jeralemon, bap. April 7, 1753. 

III. Geertje Jeralemon, bap. Feb. 23, 1755. 

IV. Blandina Jeralemon, bap. Dec. 31, 1758. 
V. Theunis Jeralemon, bap. Sept. 2, 1760. 

VI. Nicholas Jeralemon, bap. 1762. 
V. LENA, bap. Nov. 25, 1730; m. her cousin Dirck (Richard) Ryerson, who died 

prior to 1799, son of Frans and Janet je (Dey) Ryerson. 
VI. BLANDINA, bap. 1732; m. Dr. Jacobus (James) Van Burne (Van Buren), of 
Hackensack, who died prior to 1797. Dr. Van Buren was a well-known physician 


in his time. He was probably son of Dr. John Van Buren, who came from 
Holland about 1700, and brother of Beekman Van Buren who removed to Hacken- 
sack when the British took New York. He was placed by General Washington in 
charge of the sick and wounded soldiers at Hackensack Hospital during the 
Revolutionary War. According to the Rev. Dr. Schenck, Dr. Jacobus Van 
Buren resided for a while in Pompton, where, no doubt, some of his children were 
born. Issue: 
I. Polly (Mary) Van Buren, b. 1760; m. 1779, Peter Mead, b. Oct. 14, 1757; 

d. 1827. Resided at Hook Mountain. 
II. Elizabeth Van Buren, b. Dec. 17, 1761; d. Oct. 11, 1S29; m. 177S, John 
Mead, who resided upon the Alyea Place at Pompton Plains, N. J. 

III. Sylvester Van Buren, b. 1762. 

IV. Margaret Van Buren, b. 1763. 

We find also the foUowing children of Jacobus (James) Van Buren and Blandina 
Reyerse recorded for bap. in the records of the Hackensack and Schralenburgh Re- 
formed Dutch Church: 

V. J.^COBUS Van Buren, bap. May 14, 1764. 
VI. Engelbert Kamegau Van Buren, bap. May i, 1766. 
VII. Johannis Van Buren, bap. Aug. 13, 176S. 
VIII. PiETER Van Buren, bap. Mar. 9, 1771. 
IX. Mykel Van Buren, bap. May 9, 1773. 
Vn. JENNE (Jane), b. 1734; m. Michael Vreeland. They had no children. Mr. 
Enoch (called Nicholas) Ryerson, in a diary, or family record, which he prepared 
during his lifetime states that his sister, Dorothy Ryerson, resided with her aunt, 
Mrs. Vreeland, until she was married; also that Mr. Vreeland was a wealthy man 
with no children. 
VIII. ANTJE, b. 1736; m. Thomas Hall, who died prior to 1797. This Thomas Hall 
was probably her cousin, son of Joris (George) and Blandina Ryerson (dau. of 
Joris) Hall. Antje (Ryerson) Hall is not mentioned in the will of John G. 
Ryerson, with his other children, but is mentioned as the widow of Thomas Hall, 
and as one of his heirs in the partition of the estate made Aug. 8, 1797. 
27. IX. HASSEL, b. 1738; d. 1804; m. twice. 

3. COL. MARTIN RYERSON,' {Joris,'' Martin'), the fifth cliild of Joris Ryer- 
son and his wife Hannah (Schouten) Day, was b., or bap., Oct. 9, 1698, and 
d. in 1767. He settled in Hunterdon Co., near Flemington, N. J., on the 
south branch of the Raritan River, and not far from the estate of his brother- 
in-law, Gov. John Reading, and it was no doubt through Gov. Reading's 
influence that he did so. Martin Ryerson was very prominent in judicial 
and military circles, as well as an ardent Christian and strong supporter of 
the Church. He was a surveyor of note and widely known as such. He 
was made Colonel in a regiment of Militia in the Colonial service of the 
King. At a Council held at Burlington, on Mar. 16, 1748, Martin Ryerson 
was appointed a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He held office in a 
judicial capacity for many years. He was Justice in 1748, and Judge until 
1 75 1. He m. Catherine Coxe (or Cockas or Cock). She was bap. in the 


Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston. Ulster Co., X. Y., as the dau. of 
Thomas and "HeUinoor Kok" on Jan. 2. 1713. Thomas Cock was bap. Jan. 
3. 1682. as the son of "Jan Kok van Out Engelant" (i. e., John Cock from 
Old England") as the records in Dutch recite at Kingston upon his m. Jiily 
27, 1679, to Magdalene (^Maddeleen^ Wood, also from England. The wife 
of Thomas Cock was Elinor Ashfordby (who was bap. in Kingston. Feb. 26, 
1682, as dau. of W illiam Ashfordbye and Martha Borfhon or Burton). 
The Ashfordby's were an old English family of distinguished origin. Wil- 
liam Ashfordby was a prominent man of affairs in the colony. He was of 
StaATie-ui-the-lMarsh. Coimty of Lincoln. England, and Kingston and 
Marbletown. Ulster Co.. X. Y. He was bap. at Saltfleetby. England. Mar. 
29. 1638. He was a magistrate of Ulster Co.. X'. Y., a member of the first 
Xew York Assembly and Sheriff of Ulster Co. (See Appendix Xo. 6.) The 
children of ilartin and Catherine (Coxe) Ryerson were: 

I. GEORGE, b. Jan. i, 1736; d. imm. 

II. M-\RY, b. Mar. 25, 1738; m. Abraham Govemeur. Settled at Saddle River, 
X. J. Xo issue. 

III. ELE.\XOR, b. April 11, 1741; m., first, Sept. 19, 1763, Barent (Bernard) Gover- 
neur, brother of Abraham; second, Jasper Smith, who graduated from Princeton 
in 1758, and, probably, soon after went to Flemington, X. J., and entered upon 
the practice of law in 1763. He d. there Oct. 5, 1S13. They had one child, who 
d. young. 

IV. AXX (or Xanci), b. at Readington, Nov. 29, 1743; m. April 28, 1766, Gerardus 
Hardenburgh, Jr., of Ulster Co., X. ¥., and they had children: 

I. JOHX RvEKSON" H.uiDEXBOiGH, b. Jan. 26, 1767. 
n. C.\THZRrs-x H.\K.DEN-BrRGH, b. July 19, 1768. 
m. M.ASY (;Maria) H-Vrden-bcrgh. b. Oct. 3, 1769. 
i\-. R.ACHEL H.VRDEXBrRGH, b. Dec. 21, 1770. 
V. Ele.\xoe H.utDENBrRGH. bap. Maj- 24, 1772. 
vi. BEXj.\iirs" H.\RDENBUXGH, b. Oct., 1773. 
xn. -As-x H-^RDEN-BTTRGH, b. Dec. 5. 1774. 
ym. 'Si.ARCTrEsn.K X-VKCy H.^xdexbttegh, b. Jan. 16, 1776. 
IX. Thomas H.^dexbitrgh, bap. Feb. 27, 1777. 
X. Eliz.vbeth X.\xcy H.^xdexbttegh, b. Dec. 28, 1778. 
V. CATH.\RIXE, b. Dec. 17, 1745; d. unm. 
28. \T:. MARTIX, Jr., b. Aug. 28, 174S; d. Xov. 3, 1S20: m. Rhoda Hull. 

MI. JOHX, b. Aug. 30, 1751; m. Feb. 2, 1774, Mar>- Slight of Hunterdon Co. He 
removed to Susses Co. with his wife, mother and two brothers about 1775. 
He d. near Milford, Mar. 21, 1S41, aged 89 years. They had three sons, and two 
daughters, all of whom died immarried with the exception of Ann, who married 
twice but left no issue. This branch of the family is extinct. !Mr. Ryerson was 
an adjutant in the 2d Reg. Sussex Co., Vols, of the Continental Army during the 
Revolutionarj-War. This Regiment was commanded by Col. John Seward in 1777. 
29.\Tn. THOM.\S, b. Xov. 12, 1753; d. Oct 2, 1835; m. Marj- Turner. 
30. IX. WTLLLAM ASHFORDBY, b. Sept. 26, 1755; d. April 18, 1833; m. Elizabeth Hull. 


MARY RYERS0X.5 (J oris. ^ Martin'), the sixth child of Joris f George) 
Ryerson and his wife Hannah (Schouten) Dey. was b., or bap., in X'ew York 
City July 19, 1699. and bap. at the Old Dutch Reformed Church of that 
city as the daughter of Joris Martenzen (^Ryerson) and Anna Schouten. 
She d. at Walnut Grove in Amwell township, Hunterdon Co., X. J., April 11, 
1774. She m. Nov. 30, 1720, John Reading, Esq., who became one of the 
early Pro\incial Governors of Xew Jersey. Gov. Reading's sister, Elsie 
(Reading) Howell, wife of Daniel Howell, became the mother-in-law of 
Lucas Ryerson (a brother of ]Mar\', the Governor's wife) thus doubly alljing 
the Ryerson and Reading famiUes. 

Gov. John Reading, son of Colonel Reading, was b. at Gloucester, 
Gloucester Co., X. J., June 6. 1686, and d. X'ov. 5. 1767, at Wahiut Grove, 
near Flemington. 

The cities of Reading, Penn., Reading, Ohio, and Redding, California, 
are named after his descendants who were among the early settlers or 
founders of these places. The c-hildren of Gov. John Reading and Mary 
Ryerson (all b. in Old Amwell and bap. in the Dutch Reformed Church at 
Readingtown, Hunterdon Co., X. J., of which Mrs. Reading was a member) 

I. JOHX READING, b. Mar. 20, 1722; d. 1766; m. Isabella Montgomerj-, daughter 
of William iIontgomer>- of Ajt, Scotland. (His widow m., second, Heniy 
Bailey, who d. 1807.) The children of John and Isabella (ilontgomery) Reading 
I. JOHX Reades-g, b. 1 751; d. Nov. 30, 1S30; m. Elizabeth Hankinson. 
n. Cn.yaES Readd.-g, b. 1753; m. Abigail Hiint. 
m. Rebecca Readixg, m. Oct. 10, iSoi, William Bennet, Jr. 
TX. MoxTGOMERY Reades-g, b. April 3, 1758; d. 1815; m. Sarah Reid. 
V. Alex.axder Reading, b. 1759; d. Dec. 5, 1820. 

^^. M.ARY Readixg, b. 1761; d. Oct. 25, 1837, at Flemington, New Jersey. 
II. AN'X RE.\DING, the eldest daughter of Gov. John and Marj- (Ryerson) Read- 
ing, was b. 1723, bap. July 21, 1723; d. at Greenock, Scotland, in 1768; m. the 
Rev. Charles Beatty, b. in Antrim, Ireland, about 1715; d. at Bridgetown, Barba- 
does, Aug. 13, 1772. He was the son of John Beatty whose wife Christiana Clin- 
ton was the aunt of George Clinton, Governor of New York and Mce President of 
the United States. The Rev. Charles Beatty. and .\nn Reading had 11 children 
and were the progenitors of a numerous line of descendants, many of whom have 
been conspicuous in Church and State. (See Reading Memorial, Leach, Beatty, 
General Histon,- of Presbj-terian Church, Hunterdon Co. — Mott). 
m. GEORGE RE.\DING, the third chad of Gov. John and Mary (Ryerson) Read- 
ing, was b. Feb. 26. 1725; d. in Bourbon Co., Ky., Aug. 12, 1792. He inherited 
from his father large landed interests in Jersey. He was representative of 
Hunterdon Co. in the Colonial .\ssembly, 1 761-2-3-5. Early in the Revolution 
he removed to Westmoreland Co., Pa., and settled on a farm near Fort Ligonier. 
His sons, John and George, accompanied him, the other children remaining in 


New Jersey. He was commissioned one of the sub-lieutenants of Westmoreland 

Co., with rank as Lieut. -Colonel. He m. Rebecca Mullen, and had six children: 

I. Samuel Reading, b. about 1758; d. 1838; m. in 1787, Sarah Gouverneur, of 

Bergen Co. 
II. John Mullen Reading, b. about 1760; d. 1833; m. Mary Porter. 

III. George Reading, b. 1762. 

IV. William Reading, d. y. 

V. Elizabeth Reading. ». 

VI. Amelia Reading. Licensed to wed Albert Joost Zabriskie. 
CAPT. D.ANIEL READL\G, b. Feb. 2, 1727; d. Oct. 15, 1768. He was County 
Collector from 1759 to 1765 and served as Captain in the Militia. Capt. Reading 
m. Feb. 26, 1755, Euphemia Reid, daughter of Col. John Reid. Capt. Daniel 
Reading and Euphemia Reid had eight children: 
I. John Reid Reading, b. Oct. 30, 1756; d. April 30, 1S21; m. Mary Ann Ken- 
II. Ellen Reading, m., first, Benjamin Rogers; second, Lieut. James Mont- 

III. Euphemia Reading, b. May, 1761; d. July 2, 1S37; m. Major Barzillai Xew- 

IV. Daniel Reid Reading, b. Feb. 5, 1765; d. April 9, 1S54; m. Jane Kennedy. 
V. Ann Reading, m. Thomas Newbold Wood. 

VI. Sarah Reading, m., first, her cousin, Ferdinand Reading, son of Richard 

Reading; second, Benjamin Wallace, of Albany, N. Y. 
vn. Theodosia Reading, m. Rev. Thomas Grant, 
viii. Mary Reading, d. Oct., 1816; m. Capt. Arthur Gray. 
HON. JOSEPH READING, b. Nov. 23, 1730; d. Nov. 15, 1806. He was com- 
missioned Justice of the Peace, and from that time until his death was in a 
judicial position, as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Judge of the Orphans' 
Court (being the first to hold the latter position), and served in the Governor's 
Council from 1781 to 1783. He located on a plantation of several hundred acres 
above the Wickhockcoke Creek and about a mile southwest of what is now 
Rosemont. On this plantation is the family burying-ground where several 
generations of his descendants lie. The Hon. Joseph Reading m., about 1754, 
Amy Pierson, and they had 12 children: 
I. William Reading, d. April, 1788; m. Ann Emley. 

n. John Reading, b. Mar. 29, 1756; d. Feb. 18, 1802; m. Mary Harrison. 

III. Elizabeth Reading, b. Mar. 6, 1758; d. Jan., 1765. 

IV. Joseph Reading, b. Jan. 28, 1760; d. Mar. 11, 1810; m. Lucy Emley. 

V. Samuel Ryerson Reading, b. June 10, 1771; d. Aug. 22, 1S38; m., first, 

Ellen Anderson; second, Susan Rittenhouse. 
VI. Pierson Reading, b., 1780; d. Aug. 26, 1847; m. first, Mary Opdyke; second. 

Charity Guild. 
VII. Amy Reading, m. Cornelius Harrison, of Rocky Hill, Somerset Co., N. J., 
son of Henry Harrison by his wife Ann Wynant. Mr. Harrison d. April, 
1797, without issue. 
VIII. Sarah Reading, m. Fincher Helms (or Helling). 
IX. Elizabeth Reading, m. Samuel Boyle. Issue: 
i. Theodosia Boyle. 


, Anastatia Boyle. 
a. Amy Boyle. 

Mary Boyle, m. John Bonham. 

X. Nancy Reading, m. Reading. Had a daughter: 

i. Susafi Reading, m. Peter Heath. 
XI. Rebecca Reading, m. John Anderson, High Sheriii of Hunterdon Co. 

Subsequently, it is said, removed to Ohio. 
XII. Mary Reading, d. unm. in April, 1841. 
VI. ELIZABETH READING, b. in Old Am well township, N. J., was bap. Jan. 31, 
1731; d. about 1781; m., 1755, John Hackett, who d. in Sussex Co., Sept. 20, 1766, 
aged 38 years. He was commissioned Justice of Peace for Hunterdon Co., 
May 18, 1851, recommissioned Aug. 21, 1758; and, in 1761, was made one of the 
Justices of Sussex Co., retaining the position until death. He was the founder 
of Hackettstown, N. J. They had one child: 
I. Samuel Reading H.ickett, b. 1757; d. Jan., 1791; unm. He served as an 
Ensign and afterwards as Lieutenant in the Continental Army. 
VII. RICHARD READING, b. Dec, 1732; d. 1781; m. Catherine, daughter of Col. 
John Reid, by his wife Mary Sands. Little is known of Richard Reading. He 
was elected Town Clerk of Amwell, Nov. 2, 1761. In Sept., 1767, he advertised 
for sale his plantation of 456 acres where he then lived, "situated in Hunterdon 
Co., on the Delaware River, on which is a miU, a store, a storehouse, with four 
rooms on a floor, within a mile of Howell's Ferry, and with a frontage on the river 
of one mile, also 600 acres elsewhere." (Pa. Gazette, Sept. i, 1767.) He is 
said to have removed to Canada shortly after this and to have been murdered 
there in 1781. They had two children: 
I. Ferdinand Reading, m. his cousin Sarah Reading, dau. of Capt. Daniel 

II. Catharine Reading, m. William Seymour. 
VIII. CAPT. THOMAS RE.A.DING, b. Sept. 27, 1734; d. Dec. 13, 1S14. He was an 
ardent patriot in the Revolution, and one of the foremost men in the county. He 
was chosen by Congress, Feb. 9, 1776, Captain of the 6th Co., 3d. N. J. Reg., 
First Establishment, commanded by Col. Elias Dayton, and was in service in 
this command in Northern N. Y. and Canada until the discharge of his regiment 
Mar. 23, 1777. In June, 1778, he was appointed one of the agents of the State 
for procuring provisions for the use of the army, and other supplies for carrying 
on the war, in which capacity he rendered valuable services. He was com- 
missioned a Justice of the Peace for Hunterdon Co., 1783, and was for many 
years one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. He was a large land 
owner. His home estate, formerly that of his father, contained over four hundred 
acres and was located at what is now Flemington Junction. He m. Rebecca 
Ellis, dau. of Jonathan Ellis, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., N. J., and grand-dau. 
of Simeon Ellis by his wife Sarah Bates; and they had 9 children: 
I. Thomas Reading, b. July 21, 1764; d. Sept. 21, 1784. 

n. Mary Reading, d. before 1799; m. Nov. 17, 1785, Jonathan Higgins, Jr., 
b. 1756; d. Oct. II, 1829. 

III. Joseph Reading, b. about 1767; d. 1808; m. Martha Hill. 

IV. George Reading, m. Anastatia Reid. 
v. J.AMES Reading. 


VI. Ellis Reading, d. 1808. 

\Ti. Deborah Reading, b. 1777; d. 1818; m. Dr. David Berton. 
\iu. Elizabeth Reading, b. Aug. 21, 1778; d. 1784. 
IX. Sarah Reading, d. Mar. 14, 1836; m. Capt. Joseph Phillips. 
IX. MARY READING, b. in Old AmweU Township, N. J., was bap. Aug. 8, 1736; 
d. at Elizabeth, N. J., April 4, 1794, and was buried in the graveyard of the First 
Presbyterian Church of that place; m. Rev. WiUiam Mills, b. at Smithtown, L. I., 
Mar. 13, 1739; d. in New York City, Mar. 10, 1774. Mr Mills graduated at 
Princeton in 1756, studied theology and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery 
of New Brunswick, Mar., 1760, and in 1762 became the pastor of the Presby- 
terian Church at Jamaica, L. I., which charge he retained until his death, Mar. 
18, 1774. In 1771 he received the honorary degree of Master of Arts from Yale. 
Rev. William Mills and Mary Reading had 6 children: 
I. Mary Mills, b. Feb. 20, 1763; m. Oct., 1787, Dr. Robert Halstead, son of 
Caleb and Rebecca (dau. of Robert Ogden) whose first wife was Hannah 
Crane. Dr. Halstead was b. Sept. 13, 1746; d. Nov. 25, 1S25. He was a 
prominent physician of Elizabeth, N. J .,and a graduate of Princeton. Their 
son, \\'iLliam Mills Halstead, founded the dry goods firm of Halstead, Haines 
& Co., N. Y. 
II. John Reading Mills, b. June 9, 1765; d. Jan 20, 1810. He became the 
owner of a large tract of land, part of which was called the "Great Miami," 
and he laid out and named the town of Reading, HamOton Co., Ohio, a few 
miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio. John Reading Mills, m. Aug. 23, 1790, 
Mary Halstead, sister of Dr. Robert Halstead. Dr. Robert Halstead was 
the father of Hon. Job Stockton Halstead, and grandfather of Mary Mclntire 
Halstead, b. Nov. i, 1S15, and Ann Boggs Halstead, b. Nov. 8, 181S, who 
became the wife of Judge Martin Ryerson, of New Jersey. Judge Ryerson 
was a great-grandson of Martin Ryerson, who was a brother of Mrs. John 
Reading (Mary Ryerson). John Reading Mills and ]\Iary (Halstead) Mills 
had chOdren: 
i. Rebecca Ogden Mills, b. j\Iar. 12, 1791; d. Jan. 20, 1809; unm. 
ii. Williams Mills, b. Jan. 2, 1793; d. Oct. 10, 1794. 

Hi. Mary Reading Mills, b. Oct. 31, 1793; d. May 20, 1866; m. Lewis HoweO. 
iv. William Phillips Mills, b. Oct. 3, 1797; d. July 7, 1822. 
V. Phoebe Halstead Mills, b. Sept. 11, 1798; d. Dec. 31, 1816; m. Robert 
Boal, of Cincinnati, one of the founders of the Lane Theological Semi- 

III. Hann.\h Mills, b. June 11, 1766; d. May 29, 1798; buried at Mills' Pond, 
L. I. 

IV. Isaac Mills, b. June 4, 1768; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Lewis Dunn, of Eliza- 
bethtown, Ohio. Isaac Mills is said to be the founder of Elizabethtown. 

V. William Mills, b. July 25, 1770; m. July 4, 1792, Mary Heckle, b. June 9, 

1765; d. Jan. 20, 18 10. William Mills settled in or near Cincinnati, Ohio. 
VI. Thaddeus Mills, b. Nov. 22, 1772; d. Jan. 14, 1856; m. June 27, iSoi, Mary 
Tillinghast Halstead, b. Dec. 25, 1775; d. Dec. 12, 1856, dau. of Dr. Robert 
Halstead, aforesaid, by his first wife, Mary Wiley. He was a younger 
brother of his wife's step-mother. He was cashier of a bank in Elizabeth, 
N. J. Children: 


i. Mary Wiley Mills, b. Nov. 12, 1S02; d. Mar. 15, 1879. 
ii. Robert Wiley Halskad Mills, b. Mar. 3, 1805; m. Cynthia Armstrong. 

Residence, New Haven. 
Hi. Hannah Halstead Mills, b. June 11, 1807; m. May 20, 1S42, Rev. Edwin 

H. Rheinhart of Elizabeth, N. J. 
iv. William Mills, b. Sept. 12, 1S09; d. July 12, 1810. 
II. Rebecca Halstead Mills, b. Oct. 27, 1811; d. Feb. 15, 1S81. 
X. SARAH READING, b. in Amwell, was bap. Oct. 29, 1738; d. July 10, iSoo; m. 
July 6, 1756, Augustine Reid, son of Col. John Reid. Mr. Reid resided at 
"Hortensia," Monmouth Co., N. J., on an estate conveyed to him by Gov. John 
Reading, Dec. 6, 1762. He owned a portion of Hortensia, conveyed to him by 
his father, Nov. 23, 1762, the deed for which recites that Col. Reid was heir-at- 
law of John Reid, who acquired Hortensia under patent dated July 20, 1686. 
They had 8 children: 
I. Mary Reid, m. Moses Baldwin. 
II. Eliz.^beth Reid, m. Isaac Stark, of Roxbury. 

III. Catherine Reid, m. John Stark. 

IV. Sar.ah Reid, b. Aug. 16, 1768; d. May S, 1844; m. Montgomery Reading. 
V. Anastatia Reid, m. George Reading. 

VI. John Reading Reid. A lieutenant in the British Army during the Revolu- 
vii. Augustine Reid, m. Mar. 20, 1798, Sophia, dau. of Joseph Corwin. 
VIII. Samuel Reading Reid. 
XL SAMUEL READING, b. Oct. 25, 1741; d. Aug. 18, 1749- 

10. GEORGE RYERSON, Jr.,' {J oris,- Martin'), son of Joris Ryerson and his 
wife Hannah (Schouten) Dey, was b., or bap., Jan. 15, 1703, and d. April 23, 
1792. He was buried in the Ryerson Plot at Pacquanac. He signed his 
name: "Yoris Ryerson." He resided upon the homestead farm at Pac- 
quanac, now Wayne, N. J. He was a leading man of his day, being a 
surveyor of note and also one of His Majesty's Judges. Judge Ryerson was 
agent for the East Jersey Proprietors and represented them in Bergen Co. 
Judge Ryerson was appointed the first Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas for Bergen Co. The first record of his appointment appears in the 
minutes of the Council held at Burlington, Mar. 28, 1749. Other records 
appear of appointments to the same office at Councils held at Perth Amboy, 
Feb. 16, 1752, and April 21, 1768. (N. J. Arcliives.) 

Judge Ryerson m. on June 6, 1744, Mary, dau. of Abraham Duboise, of 
Raritan, in Somerset Co. She was b. in 1721, and d. April 8, 1792. Their 
children's births are recorded in an ancient Bible, the records being written 
in the Dutch language in the handwriting of Judge Ryerson. This Bible 
descended to their dau. Ann Ryerson, wife of Henry Cook, and is now said 
to be in the possession of the Cook family. The children of George and 
Mary (Duboise) Ryerson were: 


I. GEORGE, b. April 25, 1745; d. May 11, 1746. 

II. MARY, b. April 26, 1746; d. July 9, 1S09; m. her cousin, George L., son of Lucas 
and Elizabeth (Howell) Ryerson. (For descendants see line of George L. Ryer- 

III. GEORGE, b. Mar. 20, 1748; d. June 21, 1755. 

IV. NICHOLAS, b. Mar. 30, 1751; d. May 22, 1755. 

V. ANN, b. Mar. 2, 1753; m. Henry Cook. They resided at ^eavertown. Issue: 
I. John Henry Cook, b. Dec. 12, 1773. 
II. George Cook, b. Jan. 4, 1775. 

III. Peter Cook, b. Mar. 23, 1776; d. July 19, 1777. 

IV. Mary Cook, b. April 7, 1778; m. Francis Cook, son of Barnabas and Maritje 
(Mary) (Morrison) Cook. Mary and Francis are supposed to have been 
first cousins. They had children: 

f. Gertrude Cook, m. William Moore and they had issue: 

1. Ephraim Moore. 

2. Samuel Moore. 

3. Sarah Moore. 

Some members of this famUy reside near Richmond, Mich. 
it. Ann Cook, m. Henry Harrison. 
in. Mary Cook, m. Aaron Pierson. Descendants reside in and around 

Montclair, N. J. 
iv. Catharine Cook, m. a Mr. Hannagan, an author of note. 
V. Helen Cook, m. Dr. Augustus Barker. 
vi. Sarah Cook, d. y. 

vii. Henry Barnabas Cook, m. Maria Francisco. 
via. Joseph Cook, b. Feb. 2, 1806; m. Phoebe Harrison and they had issue: 

1. Anna Maria Cook. Resided on the old homestead at Essex Falls, 

2. Zenas Cook, b. Mar. 8, 1839; unm. 

3. AbbyLorena Cook, b. Mar. 25, 1842; m. Capt. Henry Crane. Capt. 
Crane served through the CivU War with distinction. His widow 
and son Frederick Crane, resided at Montclair, N. J. 

4. Cyrus Alex Cook, b. Mar. 31, 1845; m. Louisa, dau. of Caleb and 
Rhoda M. Harrison Crane, and sister of Capt. Henry Crane, afore- 
said. Residence, Montclair, N. J. 

5. Joseph Henry Martin Cook, b. Mar. 27, 1849; unm. Resided at 
Essex Falls, N. J., on the homestead farm. 

V. Catherine Cook, b. Sept. iS, 1779. 
\T. Elizabeth Cook, b. Oct. 21, 1781; d. Sept. 22, 1796. 
VII. Martin Cook, b. Feb., 1785. 

VIII. Peter Cook, b. Mar. 6, 1788; m. Elizabeth Burns. Issue: 
i. Samuel Cook, d. y. 
ii. Arm Cook, d. y. 
Hi. Mary Cook, h. Mar. 14, 1822; m. John Carson. Children: 

1. James Henry Carson, d. y. 

2. Ryerson Carson, d. y. 

3. Ella Carson, d. y. 

4. Mary Carson, d. y. 


5. Annie Carson, d. y. 

6. Bella Carson, d. unm. 

7. Fannie Boggs Carson, b. Sept. 13, 1859; m. Francis Cranstown 
Boggs, of New York, son of Rev. Edward and Elizabeth (Deshler) 

8. Samuel Carson, m. Clara Lukens. 

IX. Ann Cook, b. Feb., 18S7; d. Sept., 1S69; m. John Husk. 
X. Sarah Cook, b. Oct. 2, 1792; d. Sept., 1869; m., about 1815, Peter 
Kanouse, b. Aug., 1790; d. Aug. 23, 1870. Removed to Michigan. Chil- 
i. Jacob Kanouse, h. Aug. 23, 1817; d. June 23, 1903; m. Dec. 17, 1840, 
Mabel Drake, who d. Oct. 18, 1905. Residence, in Michigan. Chil- 

1. Luther C. Kanouse, b. June 29, 1842; m. Vienna C. Gaston, July 
10, 1864. Residence, Byron, Mich. 

2. Mary A. Kanouse, b. June 20, 1846; m. William C. Randall, Feb. 
5, 1866. 

3. Emma J. Kanouse, b. July 7, 1848; m. George Foster, who d. 
AprU 27, 1906. 

4. Nettie C. Kanouse, b. Nov. 15, 1864; m. Sept. 24, 1S96, George 
Struble, who d. Dec. 5, 1898. 

a. Edmund Kanouse, b. Dec, 1818; d. Nov., 1883; m. Nancy Keller, and 
they had issue: 

1. David Kanouse, b. 1859; d. 1892; m. Cassandria Sawyer. 

2. Emmetta Kanouse, b. 1S61; d. Feb. 19, 1899; m. in 1881, John 

3. Nellie Kanouse, b. 1865; d. 1870. 

4. Irving Kanouse, b. 1S67. 
Hi. Joseph Kanouse, d. y. 

iv. Peter Kanouse, h. Mar. 7, 1822; d. Feb. 21, 1890; m. Feb. 18, 1847, 
Lorilla Wolcott, who d. July 27, 1S78. Children: 

1. Winifield S. Kanouse, b. Sept. 23, 1S4S; m. Alida Bennet, Oct. 
4, 1876. She d. Sept. 4, 1892. 

2. Filmore Kanouse, b. June 17, 1850. 

3. Eva D. Kanouse, b. Aug. 31, 1856; m. Oct. 3, 1877, Mark Foster, 
who d. June 3, 1S79. 

4. Will Kanouse, b. June 16, 1858; m. Oct., 18S4, Martha Glen. 

5. Sarah Kanouse, b. July 21, 1863. 

V. Agnes Kanouse, b. Mar. 16, 1824; m. John P. Drake, who d. in 1889. 

1. Spencer Drake, b. Mar., 1S46; d. Jan., 1905; m. in 1873, Lucy 

2. Orvilla Drake, b. 1848; m. in 1866, Henry Colby. 

3. John Drake, b. 1850; d. 1S52. 
vi. Mary Ann Kanouse, d. y. 

XI. Nicholas Cook, b. April 8, 1795. 
VI. MARTIN, b. Nov. 5, 1755. He was a lieutenant in the British Army during 
the Revolution. He d. of fever at Savannah, Ga., Feb. 7, 1781. 


VII. ELIZABETH (or Margaret Elizabeth), b. Oct. i8, 1758; d. prior to 1819; m. 
Johannis Van Winkle. They resided at Preakness. Children: 
I. JoH.'iNNis JoRis Ryerson Van Winkle, b. Nov., 1795; m. and resided in 

II. Maria Dubois Van Winkle, b. 1793. 

III. Sarah Van Winkle, b. Oct. 16, 1792; m. John Van Houten. They had a 
son Helmigh ^'an Houten, whose dau., Sarah Van Houten, became the wife 
of Ira, son of Paul F. Ryerson. Ira and Sarah Vah Houten resided in 
Paterson. (For children see line of Ira Ryerson.) 

IV. Martin Van Winkle, b. Oct. 14, 1797; m. Wilhemina Jacobus, of Wagrow, 
sister of Mottle Jacobus, who m. Nicholas Ryerson. Martin and Wilhemina 
(Jacobus) Van Winkle, had a daughter Matilda, who became the wife of 
John Ryerson, son of John I. and Sarah (Westervelt) Ryerson. (For 
children see male line.) 

31. VIII. ABRAHAM, b. Jan. 23, 1762; d. Sept. 3, iSio; m. Sarah MandeviUe. 
IX. JOHN, b. Feb. 22, 1765; d. in 1813; unm. 

11. JUDGE LUCAS RYERSON,' {Joris,-" Martin'), son of Joris Ryerson and 
his wife Hannah (Schouten) Dey, was b. in New York, and bap. on April 
9, 1704; d. in Morris Co., N. J., in 1764. The old record of bap., still pre- 
served, reads "Luyckes, son of Joris Ryerse and Ann tie Schoute. Wit- 
nesses, Gerrit Burger, and Dina Klopp." His name in Dutch was written 
"Luyckes Reyerse." He usually wrote it "Luke Reyerse" and the de- 
scendants of his son, Samuel, still retained the old spelhng modified to 
"Ryerse." He resided at Pacquanac, upon a farm adjoining that of the 
old homestead, and where the Laflin & Rand Powder Works are now located 
(Wayne, N. J.). He was a prominent man in his day, a county officer and 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was a large property holder, 
and seemed to have a hobby for buying land. He was a man of giant 
stature and great strength. 

Lucas Ryerson was thrice m., first, about 1736, to Elizabeth, dau. of 
Capt. Daniel and Elsie (Reading) Howell. She was b. in Amwell, Hunter- 
don Co., N. J., about 1714, and died about 1745. Her mother, Elsie (Read- 
ing) Howell, was sister of Gov. John Reading, whose wife was ]\Iary Ryerson, 
sister of aforesaid Lucas Ryerson. (See Reading-Howell Family by J. 
Granville Leach.) 

Lucas Ryerson, m., for his second wife, at Hackensack, N. J., on June 4, 
1745, Susanna Van der Linden. Little is known of this marriage. 

Mr. Ryerson m. , for his third wife, Johanna Van der Hoff , who survived him. 

The children of Lucas Ryerson and Elizabeth Howell, his first wife, were: 

I. MARY (or Maria), bap. Nov. 12, 1737; m. David Brown. They resided at 
Pacquanac. Children: 

I. John Brown, m. Elizabeth . 

n. Elizabeth Brown, m. John Yeatty. 


32. II. LUKE, Jr., b. Jan. 9, 1739; d. Aug., 1S08; m. twice. 

33. III. GEORGE LUKE, b. Dec. 22, 1742; d. Sept. 22, 1842; m. Mary Ryerson. 
IV. ANN, m., first, John Parrlott; second, Isaac Collier (or CoUyer). 

V. ELIZABETH, m. Henry Mandeville. 

It is not known definitely whether Lucas Ryerson had any children by 
his second wife, Susanna Van der Linden. William Nelson, the historian, 
is authority for the information concerning the ne.xt child, which, according 
to the date of birth, would indicate as being by the second wife. This child 
may have d., as it is not mentioned in the will of Luke Ryerson. 

VI. GEESJEN, b. or bap. Mar. 15, 1747. 

The children by the third marriage to Johanna Van der HofI were: 

34. VIL SAMUEL, b. 1752; d. 1812; m. twice. 

35. VIII. JOHN, b. 1756; d. Jan. i, 1814; m. twice. 

IX. HITJE, d. in 1803. This name may be an abbreviation of Femmitje (trans. 
Phoebe) and this lady, no doubt, was the Aunt Phoebe whom Mr. Samuel Ryerson, 
son of her brother John, mentions in a letter to his uncle, Samuel, as having m. 
John Schout. 
X. ELIZABETH, m. a Mr. Sutphen. Resided in Hunterdon Co., N. J. 

XL SARAH, removed to Easton, Pa. 

36. XIL JOSEPH, b. Feb. 28, 1761; d. Aug. 9, 1854; m. Mehetable Stickney. 

12. MARTIN RYERSON,' {Rycr,'' Martin^), son of Ryer and Rebecca (Van 
Der Scheuren) Ryerson, was b., or bap., Feb. 27, 1702; and d. about 1790. 
He resided at Pomp ton, first, near the "Ponds," in a stone house just 
beyond the "point of the mountain." He afterwards removed to the 
Brockholst Place, which is the site of the residence of the late MaJ. William 
Colfax. He was a man of sound judgment, and keen business sagacity. 
This is evidenced by the large estate which he distributed among his daugh- 
ters and their children. Some indications point to a conclusion, which we 
cannot confirm, that his son, Ryer, married and left descendants who settled 
around Tappen, N. Y. Two of Mr. Ryerson's daughters married into the 
Schuyler family. A daughter of one of these became the wife of Gen. 
William Colfax, stafif-officer of General Washington, and their grandson, 
Schuyler Colfax, Jr., became Vice-President of the United States. 
Mr. Ryerson m. Elizabeth Larue. They had five children: 

I. RYER MARTENSE, bap. July 15, 1736; d. 17S3. 

II. CHRISTINA (called Christenetie), bap. 1738; d. 1785; m. Casparus, b. Dec. 10, 

and bap. Dec. 16, 1733, son of Philip and Hester (Kingsland) Schuyler. (See 

Schuyler Gen.) They had one child: 

I. Hester (or Esther) Schuyler, m. Aug. 27, 1783, Gen. WOliam Colfax. 

The Colfax family was originally from Connecticut, and were first represented 


in Bergen Co., N. J., by Gen. William Colfax, who came to Bergen Co. about 
1760. The children of Gen. William and Hester (Schuyler) Colfax were: 
2. George Washiiigton Colfax, b. about 17S4. Gen. George Washington 
stood godfather for this child, holding him at the baptismal font and 
conferring upon him his own name. 
a. Dr. IVilliam Colfax, b. April 26, 1797; d. Mar. 28, 1S76; m. Mar. 27, 
1826, Hester MandevUle, and they had: 

1. Hester Schuyler Colfa.x, b. 1S29; m. Thomas Marshall, of Pompton. 

2. Elizabeth Colfax, b. 1831; m. Edwin R. Mason, of Paterson. 

3. Lucy Colfax, b. 1833; m. Joseph Steel, of Hartford. 

4. William Colfax, b. 1837; m. Sept. 3, 1863, Adelia Roome. 

5. Anna Colfax, b. 1S37; m. Alfred Comstock, of Paterson. 
Hi. Lucy Colfax. 

iv. Eliza Colfax, b. Aug. 8, 1794. 
V. Mary Colfax. 

vi. Schuyler Colfax, d. in Dec, 1822; m. Hannah, dau. of Hannah Stryker. 

He died leaving a dau. who died in youth, before the birth of her brother 

Schuyler Colfax, Jr. Mrs. Schuyler Colfax, after her husband's death, 

m. George W. Matthews. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Colfax was: 

I. Schuyler Colfax, Jr., b. in New York Mar. 23, 1823, three months 

after the death of his father; d. Jan. 13, 1885. He became a noted 

statesman, was nominated and elected on the ticket with Gen. 

U. S. Grant, as Vice-President of the United States. He was the 

founder of the Daughters of Rebekah branch of American Odd 


III. REBECCA, bap. May 2, 1741; m. Phillip Schuyler, son of PhOip and Hester 
(Kingsland) Schuyler. She was his second wife. They resided at, or near, 
Pompton. Their children were: 

I. Peter Schuyler. He inherited the homestead farm of his grandfather, 

^lartin Ryerson. 
II. Arent Schuyler. 
in. Ann Schuyler, bap. Feb. 17, 1793. 

IV. GEORGE, bap. 1743. According to Dr. Schenck, he m. a lady whose given name 
was Debe, or Deborah, and they had a son, Peter, bap. May 8, 1778. We have 
no further information. 

V. ELIZABETH, bap. IMar. 22, 1747; m. Corymus Van Houten. She received a 
goodly portion of her father's estate, as did also her children. Issue: 
1. Ryer \'.-\n Houten. 
II. Martin Van Houten. 

III. Martyntje Van Houten. 

IV. Margaret Van Houten. 

13. JACOBUS (Jacob) RYERSON,' {Ryer,^ Martin'), son of Ryer and Rebecca 
(Van Der Scheuren) Ryerson, was bap. Oct. 27, 1706; d. 1783 (sup.). He 
lived in the stone house on the west side of the "point of the mountain" 
on the road from Pompton to the "Ponds," N. J. He was known as "Jacob 
Ryerse." He m. Oct. 19, 1739, Mary Van Blarcom, and their children 


37. I. JOHN JACOB, b. 1740; m. Margaret . 

II. TEUNIS, b., or bap., Feb. 17, 1744; (sup.) unm. 

III. REBECCA, b. 1746; m. Jacobus (or James) Berdan. Jacobus was probably the 
first of the family in Wayne township. He was son of Albert, son of John the 
Huguenot. Children: 

I. Albert Berd.\x, b. in 1769; d. 1S35; m. Mary Ackerman, b. 1771, and they 
had issue: 
i. Jacob Berdan, b. 1790, and d. 1875; m. Catherine Demarest, and they 
had issue: 

1. Sarah Berdan. 

2. Maria Berdan. 

3. Albert Berdan. 

4. Caroline Berdan. 

5. Margaret Berdan. 
ff. John Berdan. 

7. James D. Berdan. 

8. William Berdan. 

ii. Christina Berdan, b. 1793. 
Hi. Rebecca Berdan, b. iSoi. 

IV. MARY, m., first, Gerret Gerretse; second, Timothy Lewis. 

V. JANNETJE (Jane), b. Feb. 25, 1750; m. Peter Ramsey, of Franklin. Children: 


II. James Ramsey. 

III. Peter Ramsey, b. Jan. 11, bap. Feb. 6, 1785, in Totowa Church; witnesses, 
Jacob Berdan, and Rebecca Ryerson. He m. Elizabeth Christie. Children: 

i. Peter Ramsey, 
ii. John Ramsey. 
Hi. David Ramsey, 
iv. William Ramsey. 

IV. Maria Ramsey. 

Descendants of these children reside in Bergen County, New Jersey. 
VI. ELEN.A (or Lena), bap. June 19, 1759; m. Nov. i, 1782, Henry Edtsler (usually 
written Esler). 

14. WILLIAM RYERSON,^ (Ryer;- Martin'), son of Ryer and Rebecca (Van 
der Scheuren) Ryerson, was bap. May, 1714; and d. about 1792. He was a 
farmer and resided at Pacquanac, N. J. 

Mr. Ryerson m., first, on July 26, 1735, his cousin, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Joris and Hannah (Schouten) (Dey) Ryerson. She died between 1765 and 
1772; and he m., second, Anne, widow of a Mr. Garthwaite, of Rahway. We 
know of no children other than those mentioned in his will, and they were 
probably by the first wife: 

38. I. WILLIAM, d. 1S32; m. Ellen Cook. 

II. LENA, d. prior to 1827: m. Evart Van Ness. They had issue: 
I. John E. Van Ness, m. Margaret Kiersted. 
II. William E. Van Ness. 
III. Van Ness, d. at the age of s years. 


15. JOHANNIS (John) RYERSON,' {Ryer,^ Martin'), son of Ryer and Rebecca 
(Van der Scheuren) Ryerson, was b. at Ponds, N. J., Nov. ii, 1716, and d. 
circa, 1802. He resided at Saddle River on the paternal homestead. He 
m. in Jan., 1741, CathaljTia, dau. of Martin and Maria (Roome) Berry. 
(See Roome Gen.) She was b. July 15, 1721. Their children were: 

I. CATHALYNA, b. May 14, 1742; d. 1777; m. John Van Wyikle. ChQdren: 
I. Cathalyna Van Winkle, b. Nov. 5, 1777; m. Yost Dearman, and they had 
a dau. : 
i. Calharien Dearman, unm. 
39. II. RYER, b. Oct. 2, 1743; d. Sept. 24, 1S17; m. Elizabeth Bartholf. 

III. MARIA, b. July 21, 1745; (sup.) d. y. 

IV. REBECCA, b. Feb. 17, 1747; m. Oct. 19, 1764, John Demarest. Residence, 
near Ponds. Issue: 

I. SoPHRONiA (Vroute) Deii.\rest, d. Jan. 8, 1824; m. Anthony C. Beam. Issue: 
i. John Beam, b. Aug. 11, 1788; d. y. 
ii. Margaret Beam, b. Sept. 26, 1789; d. y. 
Hi. Rebecca Beam, b. Feb. 8, 1791; m. Josiah Beam. 
iv. Peter Mead Beam, b. Mar. 7, 1792; m. Sophronia Hennion. 
V. John D. Beam, b. Mar. 11, 1794; m. Sarah Beam. 

vi. Conrad Beam, b. Dec. 7, 1796; d. 1S74; m. Ann Ryerson, dau. of Col. 
Theunis and Eleanor (Van Houten) Ryerson. Children: 
I. Peter Mead Beam, b. April 15, 1822; m. Mary E. Van Orden. 
3. George Beam, m. Hester Ryerson. 

3. No name: d. at birth. 

4. John Beam, d. 1853; unm. 

5. William H. Beam. 

6. Charles B. Beam. 

7. Emma S. Beam, b. Mar. 24, 1845; d. y. 
vii. James Bertholf Beam, b. AprU 13, 1799; unm. 

via. Maria Garrison Beam, b. .\ug. 14, 1801; m., May 23, 1S21, Peter A. 

Lines. Had ten children. 

i.x. Martin Ryerson Beam, b. Aug. 6, 1S03; m. Joanna Kingsland; second, 

Rachel Bertholf; third, Susan Kieps, and, fourth, Maria Styles. Had 

eight children. 

X. Simon Demaray Beam, h. Feb. 7, 1808; m. Catherine A. Lyons. Had 

three children: 
xi. Margaret M. M. Beam, h. Feb. 18, 1810; m. George Ackerson. Had 

eight children. 
xii. Sophronia Beam, b. Jan. 13, 181 2; unm. 
II. SiiiON Demakest, m. Cornelia Buskirk. Issue: 

i. Rebecca Demarest, b. Nov., 1794; m. Thomas Van Buskirk. Children: 

1. Peter Van Buskirk, b. Mar. 12, 1814. 

2. Ann ]\Iaria Van Buskirk, b. Sept. 21, 1S16; d. Mar. 16, 1840. 

3. Sarah Van Buskirk, b. Jan. 21, 1819. 

4. Cornelia Van Buskirk, b. Feb. 18, 1821; m. William Gershon Wood- 
worth. Residence, Seneca Falls, N. Y., where she resided with 
her daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Edward Warren Addison. 


5. John Van Buskirk, b. Aug. lo, 1S23. 

6. Leah Van Buskirk, b. June 14, 1825; d. Sept. 23, 1S65; unm. 

7. Simon Van Buskirk, b. Jan. 7, 1828. 

8. Elizabeth Van Buskirk, b. April 2, 1830. 

9. James Van Buskirk, b. April 3, 1833. 

10. Catherine Van Buskirk, b. Oct. 16, 1835. 
a. Mary Demaresl, h. Jan., 1797; m. John Forshay. Children: 

1. Simon Forshay. 

2. Elizabeth Forshay. 

3. Abraham Forshay. 

III. John Demarest, d. in 1S12; unm. 

IV. Uriah Demarest, b. Dec. 16, 1777; m. Rachel Willis. Children: 

i. John Demarest, b. July 7, 1802; m. Sarah Ann Combs. 
ii. Simon Demaresl, h. Jan. 23, 1804; d. Jan. 21, 1838. 
Hi. Abraham Demarest, b. AprQ i, 1806; m. Phebe Springsteen. 
iv. Martin Ryerson Demarest, b. Mar. i, 180S; m. Ann Maria Berry. 
V. Rebecca Demarest, b. Dec. 10, 1810; m. Solon Culver. 
vi. Michael Demarest, b. Mar. 21, 1S13. 
vii. Anthony B. Demaresl, b. June, 1817. 

via. Rachel Demarest, b. Aug. i, 1819; m. Reuben B. Anderson. 
V. Martin Demarest, b. Sept. 14, 17S7; m. Jemima Hennion. Chil- 
i. Rebecca Demarest, b. Feb. 8, 1811; m. Jacob H. Hopper. 
ii. David M. Demarest, b. Feb. 21, 1S13; m. first, Margaret D. Brincker- 

hoof; second, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Peck. 
Hi. John M. Demarest, b. Mar. 7, 1S16; m. Frances A. Robitaille. 
iv. Martin Ryerson Demarest, m. Hester Van Houten. 
V. Henry Demarest, b. Feb. 24, 1820; m. Margaret Anderson. 
vi. Sophronia Demarest, b. May 16, 1822; m. Nicholas H. Joralemon. 
ni. Peter M. Demarest, b. 1824; m. Phebe V. Coles. 
via. Attn Demarest, b. Mar. 18, 1827; d. Dec. 2, 1829. 

40. V. MARTIN J., b. Nov. 14, 1751; m. Sophronia (Vrouche) Van Winkle. 

16. MARTIN RYERSON,' {Jacobus,'' Martin'), son of Jacobus and Syntje 
(Lett) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 7, 1704; d. Oct. 12, 1778. On April 19, 1752, 
Elizabeth Remsen, wife of Marten Ryerson, and Teunis Rapelje, were 
witnesses of the baptism of Joris, son of Rem Rapelje and Neeltje Harden- 

Mr. Ryerson resided at the Wallabout; his land running to the water's 
edge, to about what is now the foot of Ryerson St., Brooklyn. Here a 
ferry was operated to ^Manhattan, and Ryerson's Ferry is quite frequently 
mentioned in describing location and movements of the troops during the 
Revolutionary War. Mr. Rj'erson m. EUzabeth Remsen, who d. May 3, 
1760. They had issue: 

41. I. JACOB, b. May 29, 1733 (or 1738); d. Aug. 15, 1791; m. twice. 

42. II. JOHN, b. Feb. 26, 1740; d. Oct. 5, 1S04; m. Mary Lefferts. 


17. JAN (John) RYERSON,' {Jacobus,^ Martin^), son of Jacobus and Syntje 

(Lott) Ryerson, was b. Dec. ii, 1715; m. Sept. 3, 1743, Antje Voorhees, b. 
July 17, 1 72 1. They resided at the Wallabout. Their children were: 

I. JACOB, b. Oct. IS, 1744; d. y. (sup.). 

II. ANTJE (Annie), b. Nov. 17, 1746; d. April 20, 1834; m. Jeremiah Vanderbilt 
Aug. 21, 1762. He d. May 3, 1820, aged 79 years. Children: 
1. John Vanderbilt, b. Aug. 25, 1763; d. Jan. i, 17S2. ' 
II. GiTTY (Geertje) Vanderbilt, b. Jan. 29, 1766; d. Mar. (or Jan.) 16, 1801; 
m. John A. Messerole. Issue: 
i. Jeremiah Messerole, b. Feb. 27, 1793; d. Mar. 8, 1827. 
m. Annie Vanderbilt, b. Oct. i, 1771; d. Jan. 8, iSoi; m. a Mr. Spader. 
i. John Spader, 
ii. Jeremiah Spader. 
Hi. Jane Spader, m. John Sutphen. 
IV. Peter Vanderbilt, b. April 5, 17S0; d. Oct. 30, 1780. 
V. John \'anderbilt, b. Sept. 17, 1784. 
III. CHRISTINTIE, b. Jan. 31, 1762; d. April 26, 1830. 

18. MARTIN RYERS0N,3 {Cornelius,'' Martin'), son of Cornelius and Sarah 

(Jorise) Ryerson, was b., or bap., Feb. 13, 1704, and d. in 1747. He was a 
farmer of Flushing, L. I. He m„ Brechtje, or Broghe (trans. Bridget). 
The Dutch pronunciation of this name was corrupted to Brechie, or Brackey, 
and there are descendants living at the present time who still bear the 
given name of "Brackey." They had, probably, only two children: 

43. I. CORNELIUS, m. Amelia . 

II. SARAH, bap. April 14, 1746; m. (sup.) John JSIiddagh. 

19. GEORGE RYERSON,' {Cornelius,'' Martin^), son of CorneUus and Sarah 

(Jorise) Ryerson, died about 1778. Resided at Foster's Meadow, near 
Hempstead, L. I., of which community he was a much respected and in- 
fluential citizen. He served as a Heutenant in the militia. He, like many 
other old Dutch settlers, was very indifferent as to how he spelled his name. 
We find it spelled two or three different ways sometimes in the same instru- 
ment, and his signature is found to be written Rierson, Riason, Reison, 
Reirson, Riorson, Ryerson and Roeirson. He was a farmer and extensive 
property owner. 

We find on an oath of allegiance, signed by the inhabitants in 1766, the 
name of George Rierson, Peter Rierson and Cornelius Rierson. 

He died between 1774 and 1778, for we find in the "Annals of Hemp- 
stead," by Onderdonk, the following notice: Mar. 21, 1778. "A pleasant 
farm of two hundred acres, late of George Ryerson of Foster's Meadow, was 
sold at a vendue, Peter Ryerson and Gilbert Van Wyck, executors." 


He m. Sarah , (sup.) widow of Isaac Teveau, and their children 


44. I. PETER, m. Sarah WeUing. 

45. II. CORNELIUS, b., or bap., Feb. 23, 1752; m. Catherine Van Cott. 

46. III. MARTIN, m. (sup.) Catherine De Graugh (De Graw). 

IV. JANE, b. May 15, 1756; m. (sup.) on Dec. 30, 1773, Hendrick Hendrickson. 
I. George Ryerson Hendrickson, b. Dec. 8, 1798; d. Jan. 4, 1878; m. Cor- 
nelia, b. Nov. s, 1799; d. July 8, 1868. Issue: 
i. George Hendrickson. 
ii. Cornelia Hendrickson. 
V. SARAH, bap. May 8, 1759, in Success Church. Witnesses: Waldren, and Lam- 
metie Van Nostrand; m. (sup.) on Sept. 30, 1777, to Gilbert Van Wyck, for we 
find a marriage license issued to Sarah Rierson and Gilbert Van Wyck. (N. Y. 
Mar. Lie.) According to the Hempstead Episcopal Church records they were 
married in that Church April 2, 1763. This latter date may be a misprint of 
records. Their children were: 
I. Major Cornelius Van Wyck, b. 1769; d. June 11, 1S44, unm., at Hemp- 
II. Elizabeth Van Wyck, b. 1771; d. 185 1; unm. 

III. Samuel Van Wyck, m. Sarah Bartow. 

IV. Mary Van Wyck, b. 1773; m. Samuel, son of Lieut. Daniel Hewett. 

20. MARTIN RYERSON,^ {Frans,^ Martin'), eldest child of Frans and Jan- 
netje (Dey) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 7, 1708, and d. June 8, 1787. (On Mar. 
10, 1708, Joris Reirse and Maritje Turk were witnesses at the baptism of 
Marte, son of Frans.) Mr. Ryerson resided in Paterson. He m. Annetje, 
dau. of Juriam Tomasse Van Ripen, of Acquacanonck (Passaic), b. in 1716, 
and d. Jan. 5, 1781/4, and they had issue: 

I. JANE (or Jennie), m., first, Nov. 23, 1762, Richard Stanton; second, James 

McCurdy, for whom McCurdy's Pond was named. No issue. 
II. IMARY, b. 1744; d. April 11, 1810; m. her cousin, Theunis Ryerson, son of 

Theunis and Magdalena Ryerson. 
in. RACHEL, b. May 13, 1751; d. Feb. 3, 1825; m. Nov. 23, 1767, Isaac Vander- 
beek, Jr., of Hackensack, and resided in Paterson, N. J., until after the Revolu- 
tion, then removed to New York. They had issue: 
I. Anne Vanderbeek, m., first, a Mr. Walker, and they had a son: 
i. James Martin Ryerson Walker, b. Oct. 3, 1791. 
Mrs. Walker m. second, Thomas Demarest. 

21. THEUNIS RYERS0N,3 {Frans,'' Martin'), son of Frans and Jannetje (Dey) 
Ryerson, was b., or bap., July 15, 1711. On April 25, 1738, Theunis Ryer- 
son appears with S. Garritsen and Auken Voorlich as witness to a will of 
Cornelius Van Aresdalen, of Flatlands. This would indicate that Theunis 
Ryerson was living, or visiting on Long Island at that time. He m. Mar- 


garet (Magdalena or Lena). Our information concerning him and his 
family is very meager. They had at least two children: 

47. I. THEUNIS, Jr., b. 1740; m. Mary Ryerson. 

II. DIRCK (Richard), b., or bap.. Mar. 27, 174S; no further information. 

22. JORIS (George) F. RYERSON,^ {Frans;- Martin'^), son of Frans and Jan- 
netje (Dey) Ryerson, was bap. April 5, 1713; d. April i, 1789. He resided 
in Wanaque, Bergen Co., N. J. He m. circa 1750, Mary R. White. The 
children of George F. Ryerson and Mary R. White were: 

I. JANE, b. May 20, 1752; m. Dederich Tysen. They had a child: 

I. Antje Tysen, b. Dec. 27, 1788. The god-parents were Alartin Ryerson 
and his wife Antje. 

48. II. GEORGE G., b. May 26, 1753; m. Abigail Post. 

49. III. DIRCK (Richard) G., b. May 26, 1755; d. 1838; m. twice. 
IV. MARY, b. May 8, 1757; m. Major Gerret (or Peter) Post. 

50. V. MARTIN G., b. Aug. 25, 1760; m. Agnes Lines. 

51. VI. JOHN G., b. May 20, 1763; m. Neltje (Nellie or Eleanor) Vreeland. 

VII. ANN, b. Sept. 16, 1764; m. Abram Luke, who subsequently changed his name 

to Abraham Decker. 
VIII. HESTER, b. Dec. 15, 1766; m., first, Cornelius Van Dyke, and they had a son: 
I. Cornelius Van Dyke, b. April 14, 17S3. 
She m., second, Anthony Bartram, or Bertram. 

52. IX. THEUNIS (Col. Tunis), b. April 6, 1770; d. Oct. 5, 1839; m. Eleanor Van Houten. 

53. X. FRANCIS G., b. Nov. 2, 1772; d. July 22, 1S34; m. twice. 

23. DIRCK (Richard) RYERSON,^ (Fraiis,- Martin'), son of Frans and Jan- 
netje (Dey) Ryerson, was b., or bap., Oct. 10, 1722, and d. in 1766. It is 
probably his grave which is marked "D. R. 1766," in the family plot now 
located on the farm of Richard De Gray, of Hawthorne, N. J. He was a 
farmer of Bergen Co., and not much given to business pursuits, although 
he possessed considerable property in New York City, as well as at the 
Wagrow, in New Jersey. He m. his cousin Lena (or Helena) Ryerson. 

I. JANE (or Joan), bap. at Paramas, N. J., June 10, 1759; m. Johannes (John) 
Berdan, and they had children: 
I. DiRCK (Richard) Berdan, bap. in Totowa Church, Feb. 29, 1784. 
II. Marregrietje Berdan, b. Sept. 9, 1787. 

54. II. JOHN DIRCK, b. Feb. 21, 1761; d. 1835; m. Nance Erchable (Nancy Archi- 

in. GEERTJE, b., or bap., April 16, 1763; m. Dec. 29, 1783, Abraham D. Banta. 
He was b. Jan. 26, 1762. (For his line of descent see, "A Frisian Family," Banta 
Gen.) Geertje (Ryerson) Banta d. on Feb. 21, 1784, about 14 months after her 
m., and eight days after the birth of her only child, a dau.: 


I. Gertrude Banta, b. Feb. 13, 17S4; d. Dec. 16, 1857; m. Jacob Lozier, b. 
Aug. 23, and they had issue: 
i. Anna Lozier, b. Mar. 25, 1803; d. Aug. 19, 1805. 
a. Richard Lozier, b. Jan. 27, 1807; d. July 16, 1874; unm. 
Hi. Abraham Lozier, b. April 28, 1809; d. 1848; m. Jan. 2, 1836, Mary Ann 
Verbryck, who d. 1854. Issue: 
I. Daniel Webster Lozier. Residence, Closter, N. J. 
Ml. Anne Lozier, b. May 23, 1814; m. May 30, 1835, Peter Westervelt. 
V. George Lozier, h. Sept. 8, 1822; d. Sept. 23, 1901, unm. 
vi. Jacob Lozier, h. June 22, 1828; d. Jan. 31, 1889; m. Jan. 27, 1855, 
Sopenia Bogert. Issue: 

1. Theodore Frelinghuysen Lozier, b. Aug. 14, 1855, not m. He is 
an attorney in Wall St. Dist., N. Y. He has written much in a 
genealogical way and is preparing a Lozier Genealogy. 

2. David Clark Lozier, b. Dec. 23, 1856; m. Marj' Deuel, and had ten 
children, viz.: James, Alfred, Libbie S., Milton, Ethel R., Grin L., 
David C., Jr., Cecil, Earl W., and Rita D. 

3. Gertrude Lozier, b. Mar. 4, 1859; unm. 

4. Esther Bogert Lozier, b. Dec. i, i860; unm. 

5. Milton Shultz Lozier, b. July ig, 1863; m. Jane Demarest. They 
have a dau., Helen Lozier. 

6. Ruth Lozier, b. May 3, 1865; d. July 21, 1865. 

7. Charlotte Lozier, b. Oct. 26, 1866; m. June 2, 1893, Frank H. How- 
land. They had a dau., Pearl Howland. 

. IV. FRANCIS DIRCK, b. Sept. 12, 1764; d. Mar. 27, 1S17; m. Jane Lambert. 

JOHANNIS F. (John Francis) RYERSON,' {Frans,'- Martin^), son of Frans 
and Jannetje (Dey) Ryerson, was b., or bap., April i, 1724, and d. April 8, 
1798. He usually spelled his name "Ryarson." He resided in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., the greater part of his life, although the days of his youth were prob- 
ably spent on his father's farm in New Jersey. He acquired considerable 
property both in New Jersey and Brooklyn, also in Nova Scotia, Canada. 
He espoused the cause of the Loyalists during the Revolutionary War, and 
took a decided stand against the Colonists. The close of the war in 1783 
found him in the same predicament as thousands of other Loyalists, a 
refugee, with property confiscated and obliged to flee the country. He 
went to Nova Scotia, accompanied by his wife, sons, a daughter and two 
servants. They left New York Oct., 1783, for Annapolis, Nova Scotia. 
In 1784 his name appears on the muster-roll of the Loyalists who were 
recorded in June of that year. He purchased land at Clements, N. S., of 
John Hall, and lived there about five years. 

By reason of a new law passed by the Continental Congress he was 
enabled to regain some of his property which, no doubt, prompted him, 
about 1789, to return to Brooklyn, and forthwith he took up his abode in 
Newtown, N. Y., where he purchased, in May, 1790, a large farm at the 


Dutch Kills, which is now a part of Long Island City. His son Francis 
remained in Nova Scotia and became the head of the Nova Scotia branch 
of the family. His son George returned to Brooklyn with him. Mr. Ryer- 
son m. his cousin, Maritje (Mary) Wessels, dau. of Evart and Annetje 
(Ryerson) Wessels. Their children were: 

56. I. FRANCIS, b. 1748; d. July 12, 1841; m. Sarah Ryerson. 

57. II. JOHN, d. (sup.) 1828. 

58. III. GEORGE, d. 1S08; m. twice. 

IV. EVART 1 twins b. July 26, 1753; bap. in old Pompton Reformed Dutch 
V. MARTIN, J Church. Probably d. y. 

VI. ANNETJE (Ann), m., first, John Dobbs; second, John Morrison; third, James 
Bent. In 1783, when the Loyalists of the Revolution fled to the British Prov- 
inces, John Dobbs and his family were of the number and settled in Granville, 
N. S. At the muster of the Loyalists held in Annapolis between the i8th and 
29th of June, 1784, John Dobbs is registered as the head of a family of eleven, 
including himself and wife, four children under ten and five above ten years of 
age. These children were remembered in their grandfather's will (J. Frans 
Ryerson). We have not the names of all her children by her first husband, John 
Dobbs. Issue: 
I. John Dobbs. 
II. Henry Dobbs. 

These two sons returned to New York and settled upon the Hudson River, 
founding what is now the present town of Dobbs' Ferry. It is said that they 
never married. 

m. Annetje Dobbs, b. June 7, 1778; m. George Hunt. She d. about 1866 and 
he d. about 1862. They had a son: 
i. Benjamin Hunt. Resided at Smith's Cove, Digby Co., N. S. 
IV to IX DoBBS children of which we have no record. 

Not long after Mrs. Dobbs removed to Nova Scotia she became a widow. 
She later m. John Morrison, "Queen's Surveyor" in the employ of the British 
Govt. Their descendants reside in Nova Scotia, Canada. Issue: 
X. Ann Morrison, m. July 14, 1809, Isaac Phinney Willet (originally spelled 
"OuUette"), b. Jan. 13, 1787, d. May 4, i860. He was the son of Capt. 
Walter (b. 1747) and Abigail (Phinney) Willet, of Penn and N. S. Issue: 
i. Waller Willet, b. May 14, 1810; d. June 20, 1863; m. July 19, 1832, 
Rebecca Appleby Giloat (or Gilliat), b. 1809, dau. of William, Jr. (b. in 
England, Feb. 13, 1771). After the death of her husband, Mrs. Willet 
m., second, Samuel Hall. They had ten children: 

1. Rebecca Jane Willet, b. 1833; m. Charles Troop. Resided, 
Annapolis, N. S. 

2. Susan Willet, b. 1835; m. James Reed. 

3. Lawrence WiUet, m. Henrietta Troop. 

4. Mary Adele Willet, m. Fletcher Reed. 

5. Walter Willet, m. Minnie Churchill. 

6. William S. Willet, m. Helen Hartshorn. 

7. Armenella Willet, b. 1843 ; m. Dr. Louis De Blois, of Bridgetown, N. S. 

8. Margaret Willet, m. William St. Clair. 


9. Minnetta Willet, d. y. 
10. Edward K. Willet, m. Effie Hamilton. 
it. Capt. John Reed Willet, b. 1812; m. Charlotte, dau. of the Hon. Com- 
modore John Robinson (or Robertson) M. P. P., and granddaughter 
of Col. De Vox (De Veaux). Mrs. Willet d. in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, 
Can., Sept. 10, 1906, aged 86 years. Issue: 

1. Bertha Willet, d. y. 

2. Abigail Willet, m. Capt. Albert Mussells, and resided in Upper 
Clements, N. S. 

3. Ann Willet, d. y. 

4. Bessie Willet, m. Hon. Thomas Leander Reid. He was a native 
of the Province of Nova Scotia, and was born Nov. 2, 1850, son of 
Ezra and Tabitha (Ells) Reid. Settled in Woodson Co., Kansas, 
becoming Sheriff of that County and Mayor of Yates Centre, 
Kansas, where he conducts the leading hotel. They had six 
children: Edith G., who m. L. F. Samuels; Lily M., who m. George 
W. Lockard; Walter Leander; Henry W., who m. Virginia Yates, a 
cousin of Gov. Yates of 111.; Edward G.; and Mary Elizabeth. 

5. Walter WiUet; m. Lora Dunlap. No issue. 

6. William Willet, m. Ida Borden. He is first officer on steamship 
"Arapahoe," of New York. 

7. Maud Willet, m. William Malcolm. Issue: Rita, Dorothy, Elain, 
Maud and Muriel. 

Hi. Ann Willet, m. WOliam Hood. Had several children among whom was 

Ann, who m. a Mr. Williams. Issue: Viola and Simcoe. 
iv. Isaac Willet, Jr., unm. 

Christina Morrison, b. July 16, 1788; d. Nov. 25, 1846; m. Dec. 9, 1809, 
Thomas Wade, b. Dec. 21, 1785; d. Mar. 2j, 1868. He was son of Daniel 
Wade and grandson of Capt. John and Sarah (Arbuckle) Wade. The chil- 
dren of Thomas Wade and Christina Morrison were: 
i. William Edward Wade, h. Nov. 16, 1810; d. Feb. 15, 1839; unm. 
a. Helen Georgina Wade, b. Oct. 9, 1812; d. Dec. 6, 1812. 
Hi. Elvira Ann Wade, b. Mar. 20, 1816; d. April 21, 1872; m. Le Vose Bent, 

son of Jesse and Sarah (Hackelton) Bent. No issue. 
iv. John Morrison Wade, b. July 16, 1818; d. Jan. 5, 1891; m. Julia A. Miller, 
who d. June 2, 1S89. Issue: 

1. William Edward Wade, b. Sept. 2, 1841. 

2. Charles Ryerson Wade. b. Mar. 9, 1843. 

3. Morrison Cakes Wade, b. Aug. 30, 1844. Residence, Belle Isle, 
N. S. 

4. Catherine A. Wade, b. Nov. i, 1845. 

5. Watson Chipmen Wade, b. Aug. 18, 1847. 

6. Stephen Fowler Wade, b. June 28, 1849. 

7. Mary Jane Wade, b. Sept. 29, 1851. 

8. Albert Ross Wade, b. May 5, 1857. 

9. Arthur D. Wade, b. May 31, i860. 

V. Catherine Adelia Wade, b. Feb. 13, 1821; d. Mar. 12, 1837. 
vi. Mary Emiline Wade, b. June 12, 1823; d. Jan. 18, 1855; m. GUbert 
Ruggles Ryerson, son of John and Sophia (Ruggles) Ryerson. 


XII. Catherine Morrison, b. 1797; d. April 19,1845; m., 181 1, Jesse Oakes, Jr., 
a merchant of Bridgeton, N. S., son of Jesse Oakes, a Loyalist, whose second 
wife, and mother of Jesse, Jr., was Deborah Baldwin, sister of Rev. John 
Baldwin, D. D., of Boston. Issue: 
i. Adelia Maria Oakes, h. 1813; d. unm. 
it. Carmen Oakes, b. 1815; d. unm. 

in. Morrison Oakes, M.D., b. 1817; m. Agatha James, dau. of Richard 
James. Dr. Oakes d. and his widow m. Dr. Jennings, of Halifax, N. S. 
Issue : 
I. Maria Oakes, m. George Bragenza Oakes, son of E. R. Oakes, of 
Digby, N. S., and they had a son, Morrison Oakes. 
After the death of her second husband, John Morrison, Ann (Ryerson) Morrison, 
dau. of John Francis Ryerson, m. a third time. The third husband was James 
Bent, by whom it is said she had one son: 
XIII. James Bent, Jr., m. Miss Burrell, and had sons: 
i. Thomas Bent. 

ii. Gideon Bent. Residence, Clements, N. S. 
VII. JANNETJE (Jane), b. May i, 1768. (Our authority for this child is the late 
Dr. Schenck. The date of birth, 1768, some twenty years subsequent to the 
birth of Francis, the first child, would indicate some doubt. If there was such 
a child, she probably d. y., for she is not mentioned in her father's will.) 


25. JOHANNIS (John) I. RYERSON,* {John G.,^ JonS;- Martin'), eldest son 
of John G. and Mary (Spier) Ryerson, was b. in 17 17, and d. 1794. He was 
a farmer and resided in the bounds of Wagrow, in Saddle River Township, 
at what has been in later years known as Morrow's Mills, near Paterson. 
He married Elsye Lozier and their children were: 

I. AXXATJE, b. June 13, 1777; bap. in the old Totowa Church, Aug. 10, 1777. 

59. II. JOHANNIS (John) J., b. July 10, 1770; d. 1S50; m. Mary (or Maria) Jane 


III. LEAH, b. Mar. 6, 17S2; bap. in the Hackensack Church April 14. The sponsors 
were David Lozier and his wife. ^ a M ■'^ ff Ji A 

IV. POLLY, b. June 6, 17S4; d. y. liL''f L ^5A:*% 
V. JANNETJE (Jane), b. May 20, 17S6; m. Isaac Poineer, of New York, and later 

of Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1807, Isaac Poineer and Jane, his wife, John Ryerson 
and Mary, his wife, and Cornelius Ryerson sold to John D. Ryerson land in 
Bergen County, formerly land of John Ryerson, deceased, according to a chart 
made by his executors. 
VI. MARIA, b. Dec. 9, 17S7; m. John Esler. In 1S05, John Esler and Mary, his 
wife, sold to John D. Ryerson part of the land formerly acquired by John Ryer- 
son. deceased. 

60. VII. CORNELIUS JOHN, b. April 16, 1790; d. Mar. 19, 1876; m. three times. 

26. GEORGE I. RYERSON,^ {John G.,' J oris,'' Martin'), son of John G. and 
Mary (Spier) Ryerson, was b. in Manchester, 17 19, and d. in 1814. He was 
a farmer and resided at the "Gofile." His will, dated May 5, 1801, and 
proved June 11, 18 14, was recorded in the Surrogate Office in Hackensack, 
N. J. (Lib. A. 542). He married twice, first, on June 21, 1760, Antje Henion, 
who d. between 1765-17 70. His second wife was Tomesyntie (called 
Syntje) Van Buskirk. She died about 1820. The children of George I. 
Ryerson and Antje Henion, his first wife, were: 

I. CHARITY (Geertje), b. AprO 19, 1761; d. 1848; m. Rinear J. Berdan, who died 

Jan. 2&, 1S43, aged 80 years. He was son of John R. Berdan, grandson of John 

Berdan, the Huguenot. All in the line of descent have successively owned the 

homestead in Saddle River township, N. J., and it still remains in the family to 

the present day. Rinear J. Berdan and Charity Ryerson had children as follows: 

I. John R. Berdan, b. 1700, d. Aug. 22, 1871; m. Mary Van Houten, b. June 

22, 1781; d. Jan. 12, 1862. She was a dau. of Garrabrant Van Houten, and 

sister-in-law of George I. Ryerson. He was one of the administrators with 



George I. Ryerson and Ralph Doremus of the estate of their father-in-law, 

Judge Garrabrant Van Houten. They had three children: 

i. Rinear J. Berdan, b. June 28, 1809, at the homestead; m. Catharine, 

dau. of Gen. Andrew H. and Marie (Doremus) Hopper. He owned 

144 acres of the original land purchased by the first settlers of the family. 

ii. Garrabrant Van Eoutcii Berdan. 

in. Ann Berdan, m. Daniel Romaine, of Lodi, a member of the firm of 
Estey and Romaine, coal and lumber merchants of Bennington, Ver- 
mont; also a member of the Vermont Legislature. Their children were: 

1. Martin Romaine. 

2. Henry Romaine. 

3. John Romaine, m. Margaret Oldis. 

u. Ann Berdan, m. Richard Berdan, son of Richard and Charity (Van Winkle) 
Berdan, son of John the Huguenot. 
II. ANTJE, b. Sept. 25, 1764; d. y. 

The children of George I. Ryerson by his second wife, Tomesyntie Van 
Buskirk, were: 

61. III. JOHN G., b. 1771; m. Leah Westervelt. 

IV. ANNE, b. Aug. 9, 1770; d. Feb. 2r, 1846; m. Isaac Alyea. They had children: 
I. David Alyea, b. Dec. 12, 1790. 

u. Ann Alyea, b. Feb. 3, 1802; d. Dec. 9, 18S3; m. John Doremus, Dec. 28, 

1826, who was b. Dec, 1798, at Preakness; d. in Paterson, May 24, 1878. 

They had an only child: 

i. Mary Ellen Doremus, b. Mar. 14, 1825; d. April 17, 1905; m. in Paterson, 

Feb. 22, 1845, Cornelius C. Hopper, b. Nov. 25, 1822, d. Mar. 22, 1906. 

27. HASSEL RYERSON,^ (John G.,' Joris,^ Marlin'), youngest son of John G. 
and Geertje (Hesselse) Ryerson, was b. in 1738 and d. in 1804. He was a 
farmer and inherited two-thirds of the "Home-Lots" at "The Goffle." 
He resided there for many years. In 1797, Mr. Ryerson removed to Sussex 
Co., N. J., where he resided the remainder of his life. He was m. twice. 
His first wife was Doocie (Theodocia) Earl, of Quaker parentage, and her- 
self a member of the Society of Friends. They were m. Dec. 11, 1771. She 
d. about 1786. Mr. Ryerson m., as his second wife, on Nov. 20, 1787, 
Catrina Van Allen, a widow with three daughters, the eldest of whom, 
Antje Van Allen, m. John Ryerson, son of Hassel Ryerson by his first wife. 
Widow Van Allen's maiden name was Catrina Van Veghter, or Van Vechten. 
She d. prior to 1804. Hassel Ryerson had five children by his first wife 
and three by his second: 

62. L JOHANNIS W. (John), b. Mar. 21, 1772; d. 1845; m. Antje Van AUen. 

II. GEERTJE (Charity), b. July 5, 1774; d. May 7, 1798; m. Jan (or John) Doremus, 
b. May 12, 1773, and they had children: 


I. Margaeite, b. April 25, 1795; d. Dec. 30, 1869; m. June 27, 1813, Adrien R. 
Van Houten, b. Mar. 2, 1784; d. Jan. 27, 1855. They had ten children: 
i. Richard Van Houten, h. Dec. 16, 1814; d. Jan. 15, 1815. 
ii. Gertrude Van Houten, b. April 21, 1816; d. 1S70; m. Sept. 24, 1835, 

John B. Van Riper. He d. Nov. 17, 1895. 
Hi. Maria Van Houten, h. Dec. 31, 1817; d. June 15, 1851; m. John Romaine 

iv. John Van Houten, h. Feb. 7, 1820; d. July 17, 1865; m. Nov. 6, 1S39, 

Abigail Ann Van Blarcom. 
V. Richard Van Houten, b. Dec. 26, 1821; m. Sept. 8, 1842, Jane Ryerson. 
vi. William Van Houten, b. Jan. 27, 1824; m. July 10, 1845, Catherine Ann 

vii. Elizabeth Jane Van Houten, b. Mar. 30, 1826, d. Oct. 17, 1863; m. April 

4, 1844, David R. Brinkerhoff. 
■oiii. Adrien R. Van Houten, b. Aug. 30, 1828; m. Jan. 5, 1859, Catherine, dau. 
of Richard Abraham Van Houten, and widow of J. W. Fertner. She 
was b. Jan. 30, 1834. 
ix. Margaret Ann Van Houten, b. Aug. 26, 1830; m. June 5, 1849, Cornelius 

H. Garrison. 
X. Abraham Van Houten, b. Dec. 28, 1832; m. Nov. 26, 1856, Jane Amelia, 
dau. of Cornelius I. Westervelt. 
n. Geertje Doremus, b. Dec. 26, 1796; bap. Totowa Church, Jan. 29, 1797; 

d. Feb. 7, 1797. 
III. An infant b. in April, 1798, who lived but a few hours, and whose death was 
shortly followed by that of its mother, Geertje (Ryerson) Doremus. John 
Doremus m. a second time and had four children by his second m. 

63. III. HASSEL, b. Sept. 22, 1777; d. 1816; m. Nany . 

64. IV. (ENOCH) called NICHOLAS, b. AprU 8, 1781; d. Jan. 2, 1868; m. Ann Farber. 

65. V. PETER, b. Mar. 20, 1784; d. i860; m. twice. 

VI. THEODOCIA (Doocie), b. Oct. 9, 1789; d. 1870: m. first, Abraham Ryerson 
(a third cousin), son of Tunis Ryerson, Jr. He died and she m., second, John 
Snyder of Bergen Co. She had children by both husbands. For these children 
and their descendants see male line of Abraham Ryerson, descendant of Franz. 
VII. CATHERINE, b. Oct. 9, 1790; m. first, George Mandeville, b. Aug. 7, 1789; 
d. 1828, son of Henry and Elizabeth, dau. of George L. and Mary (Ryerson) 
Mandeville. They resided at Pompton Plains, N. J., on the George Roome Place. 
She m., second, George Dunmorrow. 
VIII. JANE, b. Nov. 21, 1792; m., first, Albert Berry, and had one child, Catherine 
Berry, who d. in youth. She m., second, Henry Post, and resided in Orange Co., 
N. J. No children. 

28. MARTIN RYERSON, Jr.,^ {Martin,^ J or is,'' Martin'), sixth child of Col. 
Martin and Catherine (Coxe) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 28, 1748, and died at 
Hamburg, Sussex Co., N. J., Nov. 3, 1820. He married in 1779, Rhoda, 
daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Duer) Hull, of Walpack. She was b. 
Nov. 24, 1757, and d. Sept. 16, 1823. Before his marriage Mr. Ryerson 
removed from Hunterdon to Sussex Co., in 1 770-1 775, with his widowed 


mother and two brothers, John and William, and they settled on a tract 
of land owned by their grandmother, Eleanor Cock, or Coxe. He resided 
on a farm at Myrtle Grove, near Baleville. He gave this farm to his 
daughter Emma, after her marriage to Daniel Everett, and removed to 
Hamburg, N. J., and settled on what is now the Col. Smith farm. Like 
his father he was both a skillful and distinguished surveyor, being a deputy 
to the Surveyor General of both East and West Jersey. He was thus en- 
abled to make very judicious land locations for himself, and at his death 
left a large estate. Children: 

I. ELINOR, d. y. 
II. JESSE, b. Mar. 27, 1780; d. Oct. 3, 1803; unm. 
66. III. DAVID,b. Oct. 9, i78i;d. Jan. 21, i867;m. MaryLinn. 
IV. ANNA, b. April 11, 1784; d. Feb. 13, 1811; unm. 

V. EMMA, b. July 4, 1786; m. Mar. 8, 1809, Daniel Everett, of Goshen, N. Y. She 
d. Nov. 21, 1858, surviving her husband some years. They resided at Myrtle 
Grove, about six miles from Newton, N. J., on her father's homestead which 
was presented to her at the time of her marriage. Daniel and Emma (Ryerson) 
Everett had issue: 
I. Martin Everett, b. Mar. 11, 1810; d. July s, 1810. 
II. James Everett, b. Aug. 30, 1811; d. Nov. 4, 1815. 

III. Ann Everett, b. Dec. 30, 1812; d. May, 1880; unm. 

IV. Martin Ryerson Everett, b. Dec. 8, 1814; d. Dec. 8, 1870; m., first, 
Margaret, dau. of Jesse Hunt, and sister of Ellen Hunt, who was the wife of 
Allen Everett, of Goshen, New York. Martin Ryerson Everett, m., second, 
Margaret Roe. Children: 

i. Emma Everett, m. Jacob Coursen. No issue. 

a. David Everett. Killed in the Civil War. 
Hi. Jesse Everett. Residence, Lincoln, Neb. 

iv. Allen Everett, m. Elmire Kays. Residence, Sussex, N. J. 

V. Thomas Ryerson Everett. 

vi. Mary Ellen Everett. 

Children by the second marriage were: 
vii. George Everett, 
viii. Jennie Everett. A teacher at Bayonne, N. J. 

ix. Martin Ryerson Everett. 
V. James Everett, b. Oct. 23, 1S16; d. Dec. 13, 18S5; m. Hannah Martin, of 
Sussex Co. Children: 
i. Robert Everett. 

ii. Elizabeth Everett. 
Hi. Margaret Everett, of Lafayette, N. J. 

iv. Ann Everett. 
VI. John D. Everett, b. Feb. 27, 1818; d. Feb. i, iSSo; m. Elizabeth (Clar- 
ridge) McLeod, dau. of Alex McLeod and Mary, dau. of David Clarridge, 
who came from England in the early days and settled at Short Hills, N. J. 
Mrs. J. D. Everett resides with her dau. in Newark, N. J. Issue: 
i. Martin Ryerson Everett, m. Laura McLeod. 


ii. Anna Mary Everett, m. J. Freeman Wilkins, b. Oct. 13, 1850 (son of 
William, b. Sept. 25, 1S05; d. 1S84, and Phebe Wilkins, b. Sept. 5, 1808, 
d. 1885). ChUdren: 

1. Edward Everett Wilkins. 

2. Ada D. Wilkins, m. Charles Hunt, of Newark. 

vn. Jesse Hunt Everett, b. Dec. 8, 1S19; m. Lorena Northrop. Residence, 
La Grange, Ind. Issue: 
i. Peter H. Everett, 
ii. Sarah Everett. 
Hi. Mary Everett. 
vui. Thomas Ryerson Everett, b. Oct. 13, 1821; d. May, igoi in Newark; m. 
Delephine, dau. of Dr. Moran, of Newton, N. J. Children: 
i. William Everett. A grocer of Newark, N. J. 
//. Mary F. Everett, m. Lewis L. Davenport, of WUkes-Barre, Pa. 
-67. VI. THOMAS COXE, b. May 4, 1788; d. Aug. 18, 1S38; m. twice. 

VII. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. ig, 1791; m. Dec. 30, 1816, Robert Linn, brother of Mrs. 
David Ryerson (Mary Linn). Mr. Linn was a merchant of Hamburg, N. J. The 
children of Robert and Elizabeth (Ryerson) Linn, were (so far as known) : 
I. Robert Linn, b. Nov. 2, 181 7. 
II. David Linn. 

III. Thomas Ryerson Linn. 

IV. Anna Linn. 
V. Mary Linn. 

VI. Emma Linn, m. Richard E. Edsall. He was a merchant of Hamburg, N. J. 
He was State Senator from Sussex Co., and a member of the New Jersey 
Legislature. A son of Richard E. Edsall, Jr., resides, Pittsburg, Pa. 
VII. Martha Linn. 
\aii. William A. Linn. 

29. LIEUT. THOMAS RYERSON,* {Martin,^ J oris,'' Martin'), son of Col. 
Martin and Catherine (Coxe) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 12, 1753, and d. Oct. 2, 
1835. He was soldier, judge, and statesman. He was born in South 
Branch, Somerset County, New Jersey, where his father had settled. 

At about twenty-one years of age he entered the Revolutionary Army 
as a second lieutenant in a New Jersey regiment. He had also received an 
appointment to the same position in a Pennsylvania regiment, but he 
preferred that of his native state. 

He continued in the army, and as a prisoner of war, for about four years. 
He was at the siege of Quebec under Montgomery. Later he was taken 
prisoner by the Hessians, at the battle of Ft. Washington, Nov. 18, 1776, 
and after serving some time in the miUtary prison was sent to the Jersey 
prison ships, where he suffered greatly. He was finally paroled and per- 
mitted to engage in clerical employment, obtaining a clerkship in the 
Commissary-General's Office, General Irvine, while the headquarters of 
the army were at Morristown, New Jersey. 


After the war he remained some time in business in New York, and 
later he became associated with Robert Morris, of Philadelphia, and went 
to Western Pennsylvania, Washington County, locating and settling lands 
on joint account, remaining there some years at a place called Ryerson's 
Station. President Washington sent him a company of soldiers for the 
protection of his settlement against the Indians. In ly 90 Mr. Ryerson 
was elected to the Pennsylvania legislature from Washington County. 
Subsequently he wound up his interests in Western Pennsylvania and 
moved to Easton, in the same state, from there to Bethlehem, thence to 
a farm in Delaware County, and finally to the old Turner homestead, 
370 South Second Street, Philadelpliia, where he died in his eighty- third 

Lieut. Thomas Ryerson was forty years of age when he married Miss 
Mary Turner, whom he met while attending a session of the Legislature in 
Philadelphia. She was a daughter of the Rev. Joseph Turner, of Phila- 
delphia, and sister of Rev. Dr. Turner, of New York, a clergjonan of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church. She was 22 years of age when married, 
July 19, 1794. The marriage is recorded in the Parish register of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church of Philadelphia. In the rear of this church he interred, 
in a private vault, the bodies of Thomas and Mary (Turner) Ryerson, and 
their daughter Elizabeth. 

The keen sense of honor and high moral character manifest throughout 
the life of this man left a heritage honored and remembered by his de- 
scendants — a permanent monument to his memory. The children of 
Lieut. Thomas and Mary (Turner) Ryerson were: 

I. GEORGE ORMSBY, b. May 20, 1795; d. 1S28, in New York. He was a chemist 

and in business in Savannah, Ga. 
II. MARIELLE, b. June 11, 1797; d. previous to 1871, and was buried in Graceland 
Cemetery, Chicago. She was never married. She removed to Chicago and 
lived with her sister, Mrs. David Rutter, and d. at her house. 

III. THOMAS, b. Oct. 17, 1797; d. Mar. 17, 1875, in New York. He m. IsabeUa W. 
Kerr, of Savannah. Children: 

I. George Ryerson. 
II. Thomas Ryerson. 

m. Mary Kerx Ryerson, b. Jan. 4, 1834; m. Rev. Silas Russell Jones, of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church, and had issue: 
i. Isabella Kerr Jones, b. Sept. 15, 1859. 
ii. Silas Russel Jones, Jr., b. Feb. 25, 1862. 
iii. Louise Mary Jones, b. Feb. 25, 1864. 
iv. Mary Ryerson Jones, b. Mar. 12, 1867. 
V. Elizabeth Turner Jones, b. Sept. 16, 1870. 

IV. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 24, 1799; d. in Philadelphia at the home of her grand- 
father, Rev. Joseph Turner, 370 South Second Street, in 1817. She was buried 
in St. Paul's Churchyard, Philadelphia. 


V. SARAH, b. May 26, iSoo; d. y. 
VI. SARAH TURNER, b. Aug. 13, iSoi; d. y. 
VII. ANN CATHERINE, b. Jan. 1, 1805; unm. 
VIII. SAMUEL, b. Oct. 7, 1S07; d. y. 
IX. ESTHER TURNER, b. June 28, 181 1; d. Oct. 8, 1891; m. Dec. 23, 1S34, David 
Rutter, M. D. He was b. Dec. 23, 1800, and d. April 16, 1865. Children: 
I. M.-iRY Ryerson Rutter, b. Oct. 17, 1835; d. June 13, 1909; m. Sept. 21, 
1853, Parmenas T. Turnley, b. Sept. 6, 1821; d. April 22, 1911. Children: 
i. Emma Gertrude Turnley, b. April 21, 1855; unm. 
ii. George Hodges Turnley, b. Oct. 7, 1856; d. Jan. 30, i860. 
Hi. Mary Rutter Turnley, b. Aug. 7, 1858; d. Nov. 21, 1880; m. Sept. 24, 
1879, Milton Clarkson Lightner, b. Dec. 30, 1850; d. Dec. 13, 1895. Issue: 
I. Milton Turnley Lightner, b. Oct. 28, 18S0; unm. 
iv. Ernest Seymour Turnley, b. June 29, 1875; d. Aug. 24, 1891. 
V. Ethel Turnley, b. May 30, 1S78; m. Sept. 21, 1910, George Richmond 
Nichols. Issue: 
I. Ernest Turnley Nichols, b. June 28, 1912. 
II. Joseph Ormsby Rutter, b. Nov. 2, 1S36; d. 1889; m. Mar., 1874, Caroline 
Wood. Residence, Chicago, 111. Issue: 
i. Mary Rutter, d. in infancy. 
ii. Esther Rutter. 
Hi. Caroline Rutter. 
iv. Rebecca Rutter. 
V. Joseph Wood Rutter. 

III. Charles Lindley Rutter, M. D., b. Aug. 14, 1842; d. Nov., 1898; m., 
first, 1870, Rose Duval Roloson, who d. 1878. He m., second, Jan. i, 1896, 
Eva Campbell. Issue by first wife: 

i. Dudley Rutter, b. Oct., 1875; m. Maude Stanley. 

IV. Esther Elizabeth Rutter, b. Nov. 28, 1844; d. Sept. 11, 1905; m. Feb, 
10, 1870, Clarence Hopkins Dyer, of Chicago, b. July 21, 1832; d. Aug. 10 
1894. Issue: 

i. George Turnley Dyer, b. Jan. 8, 187 1; m. April 11, 1898, Alice G. Richey, 

1. Esther Elizabeth Dyer, b. Aug. 15, 1899. 

2. George Turnley Dyer, Jr., b. May 25, 1901. 

3. Alice Gertrude Dyer, b. Jan. 3, 1905. 

ii. Thomas Dyer, b. July 22, 1872; m. June 16, 1898, Florence Hawkins. 
v. David Rutter. Jr., b. Oct. 13, 1846; d. May 16, 1902; m., Nov., 1871, his 
cousin, Mary E. McMurtry, b. June 19, 1852, a granddaughter of David 
Ryerson. Issue: 
i. Lynn Ryerson Rutter, b. Sept. 13, 1873; m. Dec. 7, 1S98, Mabel Hill, b. 
Dec. 22, 1876, dau. of Judge HQl, of Chicago, 111. Issue: 

1. David Ryerson Rutter, b. May 27, 1900. 

2. Catherine Barton Rutter, b. Sept. 14, 1901. 

3. John Turnley Rutter, b. Oct. 2, 1902. 

ii. William McMurtry Rutter, b. Nov. 19, 1876; unm. 
Hi. Rhea Barton Rutter, b. Oct. 9, 1878; unm. 
iv. Esther Ryerson Rutter, b. Sept. 13, 1883; d. May, 1886. 
. X. JOSEPH TURNER, b. Mar. 25, 1813; d. Mar. 9, 18S3; m. Ellen Grifiin Earned. 


30. WILLIAM ASHFORDBY RYERSON,^ {Martin,' J oris, ^ Martin'), the 
youngest child of Col. Martin and Catherine (Coxe) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 
26, 1755, and d. April 18, 1833. In 1770, he removed from Himterdon to 
Sussex Co., with his widowed mother and brothers, and settled at Frankford, 
near Myrtle Grove, where he accumulated a handsome property for those 
days. Mr. Joseph T. Ryerson states in his records thaj. he met him fre- 
quently at the house in the early days. He and his brother, Thomas, were 
often associated in business transactions, and it is quite apparent that 
Thomas attended to many of his affairs, for we frequently find Thomas 
Ryerson recorded as his attorney. Mr. Ryerson was noted for his character 
and benevolent quaUties. 

Mr. Ryerson m. prior to 1806, Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin and Ann 
(Duer) Hull of Walpack. She was b. Oct. 20, 1760, and was li\ang in 1837, 
Mar. 24, at the advanced age of 77 years, as recited in deed of that date 
made by Jacob Ross, and others, to Richard A. Ryerson. She was a sister 
of Rhoda, the wife of her husband's brother, Martin Ryerson, Jr. They 
had one child, a son: 

69. I. JAMES RYERSON, m. Hannah Allen. 

31. JUDGE ABRAHAM RYERSON,^ (George, Jr.,^ Joris? Martin'), son of 

George, Jr., and Mary (Duboise) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 23, 1762, and d. 
Sept. 3, 1810. He was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was a 
man of wealth and influence. Resided on part of the old homestead. A 
large number of papers and old documents relating to the estate and affairs 
concerning himself and the people of his time are still preserved, and from 
them through the courtesy of Sheriff Abraham Ryerson, of Morristown, and 
Lorenzo Ryerson, of Wayne, we have been able to secure much valuable 
information. Mr. Ryerson m. Nov. 22, 1782, Sarah, dau. of Peter Mande- 
\alle, b. 1765; d. Feb. 14, 1831. Their children were: 

70. I. ABRAHAM, Jr., b. Jan. 14, 17S3; d. Feb. 7, 1S56; m. Sarah Bush. 

II. MARIA, or Mary, b. Nov., 17S6; m. Zadoc Pierson. Resided in Newark, and 
later on a farm at the lower end of Pompton Plains, the inheritance o£ her father. 
Their children were; 
I. Sarah Matilda Pierson, b. Nov. 23, 1S17; unm. 

II. Caroline E. Pierson, b. April 3, 1S20. She did not marry, but resided 
with her sister. 

71. III. NICKLAS (or Nicholas), b. May 14, 1790; d. 1S63; m. Sarah Crane. 

IV. ELIZABETH, b. July i, 1793; bap. in Totowa Church, Aug. 11, 1793; d. Sept. 5, 
1849; m. John M. Demarest, her cousin on her mother's side, b. Feb. 10, 1792; 
d. April 8, 1863. He was a member of the Assembly (New Jersey Legislature) 
about 1845. They resided on a farm at Two Bridges. Their children were: 


I. Sarah Ann Demarest, b. April, 1815; d. July 17, 1842; m. Nathan Fair- 
banks, and resided at Mountain View. 
II. James M. Demarest, b. 1819; m. Oct. 17, 1841, Sarah Margaret, dau. of 
Benjamin Roome. Resided at Two Bridges. 
V. PETER, b. May 18, 1797; unm. He lived on the homestead, then in the 
Western States, and finally with his nieces, the Misses Pierson, of Pompton 
VI. SARAH, b. Feb. 17, 1799; d. about 1865; m. Timothy I. Dorsey (or Darcy), son 
of Dr. Darcy, of Hanover, Morris Co. He was an attorney and resided on a 
small farm at Mountain View, the wife's inheritance. Issue: 
I. Phoebe Dorsey, m. William Merrick. 
II. Amanda Dorsey, m. Henry Courter. 

III. John Dorsey, m., first, Harriet Jarvis; second, Mrs. Merrick, a widow. 

IV. Caroline Dorsey, m. John Little. 

v. Alexander Dorsey. Shot by accident, aged 20 years. 
VI. Josephine Dorsey, m. Charles Van Derhof. 
VII. Joseph Dorsey, unm. 
VII. GEORGE, b. 1801; d. Sept. 2, 1S02. 

VIII. HARRIET, b. 1803; m. Alpheus Miller. He was an attorney. They resided at 
Pompton Plains. Their children were: 
I. James Miller, m. Sarah Phillips of Caldwell. 
II. Abraham Miller, m. Margaret Pierson. 

III. Isaac Miller. 

IV. Caroline Miller. 
V. Matilda Miller. 

IX. CHARLES, b. iSoS; d. Oct. 29. 180S. 

CAPT. LUKE RYERSON, Jr.,* {Lucas, ^ J oris, "^ Martin^), eldest son of 
Lucas and Elizabeth (Howell) Ryerson, was b. in Bergen Co., N. J., Jan. 9, 
1739, and d. in Oxford Co., Maine, in August, 1808. He resided on the 
homestead farm at Pacquanac (now Wayne), N. J., until he had attained his 
majority. He was a sea-captain and vessel owner. 

As early as 1761 when Mr. Ryerson was but twenty-two years of age, 
he entered into business in New Gloucester, where he resided until 1799, 
when he sold his property and removed to Buckfield, near what is now 
Paris, Oxford Co., Maine. Here he built himself a log-house and became 
one of the pioneers of that region. This land, and what was subsequently 
purchased at Paris, is situated in one of the most beautiful spots in the 
state of Maine, on the crest of the hill now known locally as "Ryerson Mt." 
and upon part of which some of his descendants still reside. 

Luke Ryerson was the ancestor of the New England branch of the Ry- 
erson family. That part of Paris, Maine, where he lived is known as the 
"Ryerson Neighborhood." 

Mr. Ryerson was m. twice, and was the father of twenty-four children, 
thirteen by the first wife, and eleven by the second. He m., first, on Feb. i, 


1767, Abigail Ellery, dau. of Capt. William and Abigail (Allen) Ellery and 
cousin of Gov. William Ellery of R. I., father of the Hon. William Ellery, 
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Mrs. Ryerson 
(Abigail Ellery) d. about 1792, and Luke Ryerson m., for his second wife, 
on Aug. 26, 1792, Sarah Coombs of York, b. Dec. 14, 1766. She was dau. 
of Lieut. Stephen and Jemima (Dow) Coombs. (See Coombs Gen. by 
Rev. Charles Sinnet, Edmore, N. D.) The children of Luke and Abigail 
(Ellery) Ryerson were: 

I. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 15, 1769; d. y. 

72. II. WILLIAM, b. Aug. 4, 1770; d. May 13, 1838; m. Sally Parsons. 

73. III. LUKE, b. Aug. 25, 1772; d. Jan., 1S27; m. Keziah Cushman. 

IV. ELIZABETH, b. June 19, 1773; d. at New Gloucester, Me., Mar. 29, 1819; m. 
Nathaniel jNIason (as his first wife). He was a descendant of Capt. Hugh Mason 
who came to .\merica from England in 1634. His second wife, whom he m. 
Jan. 23, 1821, was Lydia J. Lane. He d. at Minot, Me., Sept. 29, 1830. The 
children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Ryerson) Mason were: 
I. Elizabeth Mason, b. at New Gloucester, Feb. 28, 1S07; m. Dec. 5, 1850, 

Elijah Weber, of Byron, Me. 
II. Samuel Mason, b. at New Gloucester, May 25, 1809; d. at Havana, Aug. 16, 

1828; unm. 
III. Nancy Mason, b. at New Gloucester, Jan. 20, 1812. 

74. V. GEORGE, b. April 16, 1775; d. Dec. 10, 1S3S; m. Elizabeth Jenks. 

VI. POLLY (or Mary), b. Jan. 2, 1777. She was (prob.) the Mary E. (Ellery) who 
appears in a m. record in Boston dated Feb. 25, 1802, as being m. to Sylvannus 
VII. JOHN, b. Oct. 10, 1779; (sup. unm.). 
VIII. JOSEPH, b. Oct. 10, 1 781; d. y. 
IX. SAMUEL, b. May 17, 1783, in New Gloucester; (sup. unm.). 
X. BENJAMIN, b. Dec. 11, 1784; unm. 

XL SUSANNE, b. June 17, ; m. John Bearce, and settled in Auburn. 

XII. CARD (a dau.), b. (sup.) 1789. 

XIIL ABIGAIL, b. Dec. 13, 1791; m. a Mr. Irving. Issue: 
I. John Irving. Residence, Paris HiU, Me. 

The children of Luke Ryerson and his second wife, Sarah Coombs, were: 

XIV. SARAH, b. June 16, 1793; m. John Cole, and settled in Portland, Me. They 
I. Osgood Cole. 
II. Cyrus Cole. 

III. Louisa Cole, d. July 29, 1850; m. Simon, son of Deacon David and Dorcas 
(Nason) Libby. Simon Libby was b. Jan. 15, 1S20, and Louisa Cole was 
his first wife. Issue: 
i. Jesse M. Libby, b. Mar. 28, 1846; m. Kittie E. Perkins. 
a. Abbie Libby, h. June 3, 1850; d. Sept. 25, 1865. (Libby Gen.) 

75. XV. JOSEPH, b. Oct. 7, 1794; d. about 1825; m. twice. 


76. XVI. HOWELL, b. Mar. 6, 1796; d. 1S7S; m. three times. 

XVII. NANCY, b. Mar. 9, 179S; m. Jonathan Pulsifer. He was son of Ephraim Pul- 

sifer, and descendant of Benedictine Pulsifer, who settled in Ipswich about 

1630. Jonathan Pulsifer was a prominent citizen of Sumner, Me., settling in 

that town Mar. 3, 1S28. Issue: 

I. Christina Pulsifer, b. Mar. 29, 1817; m., first, Addison Fuller; second, 

Josiah Shaw, of Abington. No issue. 
II. Charles Pulsiter, b. Aug. 23, 1818; m. Harriet Hopkins. Issue: 
i. Charles Pulsifer, Jr. 
a. Marcia Pulsifer. 
Hi. George Pulsifer, m. Flora Ripley. 
Also two who d. y. 

III. Joseph Pulsifer, b. July 22, 1824; m. Mary Seavey. Issue: 

i. Leroy Pulsifer, d. y. 

a. Lizzie Pulsifer, m. Mellen Chandler, of Lynn. 
Hi. Nellie Pulsifer. She became the second wife of Herbert L., son of Col. 

Alex, and Columbia (Stetson) Ryerson. 
iv. Harriet Pulsifer, m. Oscar Swift, of South Paris. 
V. Lcroy Pulsifer. 

IV. Hiram Pulsifer, b. Jan. 10, 1S26; m. Harriet C. Howard. Resided at 
South Paris. Issue: 

i. Ella A. Pulsifer. 

a. George B. Pulsifer. 
Hi. Ellen Louisa Pulsifer. 

iv. Pearl Pulsifer. 

V. Edgar D. Pulsifer. 

vi. Walter H. Pulsifer. 
vii. Llewelyn E. Pulsifer. 

V. Russ Pulsifer, m. May Jane Freeman. Issue: 

i. Frank Pulsifer. 
ii. Emma Pulsifer. 
Hi. Jane Pulsifer. 
VI. Moses Pulsifer, b. Nov. 2, 1828; m. Nancy Hamilton; resided in Auburn. 
i. William Pulsifer. He is a prominent merchant of New York. 
ii. Lovina Pulsifer, m. Dr. H. W. Field, of Auburn. 
Hi. Camille Pulsifer, m. Arden Tilton. 
iv. Annie Pulsifer, m. George Merrill. 
VII. Horatio Pulsifer, b. Dec, 1833; m. and had: 
i. Henry Pulsifer. 
ii. Emma Pulsifer. 
Hi. Frank Pulsifer. 
vni. Sarah Jane Pulsifer, b. Aug. 19, 1837; m. Alonzo F. Barrows. Issue: 
i. Albert Barrows, 
ii. Frank Barrows. 
Hi. Charles Barrows, 
iv. Fred Barrows. 
V. Sarah 


77. XVIII. NEHEMIAH, b. July o, 1799; d. Nov. 26, 1846; m. Sarah H. Winslow. 

XIX. ESTHER, b. Mar. 6, 1801; d. Aug. 12, 1869; m. John Moore, b. in 1795; d. 1864. 
They resided in Sumner, Me. Issue: 
I. William Moore, b. Nov. 27, 1819; m. Mary Cobb, of Mechanic Falls. 
II. S.4RAH Moore, b. Dec. 27, 1821; m. Seth Allen. 

III. Nahum Moore, b. April 2, 1824; m. first, Phebe Stevens; second, Ruth 
Snell. Resided at Rumford Falls, Me. , 

IV. John Moore, b. Sept. 15, 1826; unm. 

V. LuciEN Moore, b. Feb. 22, 1830. Resided in California. 
VI. Adelia Moore, b. Dec. 6, 1831; d. Dec. 7, 1897; m. Benjamin Franklin 
Robinson. Issue: 
i. Waller Franklin Robinson, U. S. Surveyor at Boston. 
a. William Manly Robinson, of Davenport, la. 

Hi. Rev. Liicien Moore Robinson, D.D., Prof, of Liturgies in the Divinity 
School of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Philadelphia. 
\^i. Louisa J. Moore, b. Jan. 30, 1834; d. 1902; m. Henry Gurney. 
vin. Esther A. Moore, b. Feb. 21, 1S3S; m., first, James Crommett. Issue: 
i. James Willis Crommett. 

She m., second, Wallace Ryerson, her cousin, son of Nathaniel Osgood 
and Nancy (Hersey) Ryerson. Residence, South Paris, Me. 
IX. Harkiet E. Moore, b. July 4, 1845; unm. 

78. XX. READING, b. Aug. 20, 1802; d. 1864; m. Anna Whittemore. 

79. XXI. NATHANIEL OSGOOD, b. Sept. 25, 1803; d. 1873; m. Nancy Hersey. 
XXII. CHRISTINA, b. Nov. 20, 1S04; m. Amos, son of George and Mary (Brown) 

Roberts, and grandson of Jonathan Roberts, one of the pioneers of Buckfield, Me. 
The Roberts and Ryerson families are allied in many direct and collateral 
branches. James Roberts, a brother of the aforesaid George Roberts, m. Tabitha 
Roberts, dau. of Joseph, Jr., and Esther, dau. of Joseph Hamlin, a soldier in 
the French War. James and Tabitha Roberts were the parents of Eli Roberts, 
who m. Nancy Jones, and whose dau. Tabitha m. Daniel T. Meady, uncle of 
Evelyn A. (Meady) Ryerson, the author's mother. Joseph Roberts, Jr., was 
a soldier in the Revolution, and was the son of Joseph Roberts who was living 
in Brentwood, N. H., in 1756. (See Blanchard and Meady Family Gen. by 
Albert W. Ryerson.) The children of Amos and Christina (Ryerson) Roberts 

I. Augusta J. Roberts, b. at Sumner, Feb. 22, 1824; d. at Sangerville, IMe., 
April 16, 1832. 

II. Nathan F. Roberts, b. at Sumner, Aug. 2, 1825; m. 1850, Augusta Parshley. 
In 1858, after a short residence in Foxcroft and Norway, Me., Mr. Roberts 
removed to Dexter, where he became one of the most honored and respected 
men in the community. He was Postmaster of Dexter for four years, chair- 
man of the Board of Elections, and member of the Maine Legislature in the 
same year that his son, Frank Roberts, was elected Representative from 
Brunswick. When he d. his son, Charles, succeeded him in business. 

i. Judge Frank E. Roberts, of the Brunswick Municipal Court, b. Dec. 5, 
1850; m. Abbie E., dau. of Nathaniel and Mary J. (Linscott) Stan wood, 
of Brunswick. 


a. Nathan Elmer Roberts, of Ontario, Ohio. 

in. Charles D. Roberts, a shoe merchant of Dexter, Me., whose wife was 
Lucy Grant. She d. in 1903, leaving a dau.: 
I. Marguerite Roberts. 
iv. Mary A. Roberts, m. ].\'\[i\\is Haines. Issue: 

1. Willis Haines. 

2. Frank Haines. 

3. Belle Haines. 

III. George Roberts, b. at Sumner, Me., June 24, 1827; d. Mar. 10, 1S33. 

IV. Andrew Jackson Roberts, b. at Sumner, Me., Sept. 28, 1828; d. there 
Dec. 2, 1865, from the effects of service in the Civil War. He was a member 
of the 20th Maine Regiment. He m., first, Jan. i, 1857, Sarah MorriU. 
His second wife was Thankful Bonney. Issue: 

/. Elmer E. Roberts, of Sumner, Me. 
v. EZR.A Roberts, b. July 2, 1S30; d. at Sangerville, Mar. 18, 1838. 
VI. Maria Roberts, b. at Sumner, Me., May 17, 1832; d. at Sangerville, Mar. 
5, 1857; m. there July 20, 1854, William Nelson Jackson. Issue: 
i. Etta Jackson, d. y. 

a. Nellie Jackson, m. Edward Thompson. Residence, Kennebunkport, 
VII. Capt. George Roberts, b. at Sangerville, April 7, 1834; d. in Chicago, 
Sept. 26, 1866, from effects of service in the Civil War. He was captain in 
the 20th Maine Regiment. He m., first, at Sangerville, Jan. 31, 1855, 
Jennie H. Ramsdale; second, Ann Davis. His widow m. again and removed 
to San Francisco. He had 3 children, all by the first wife. 
i. George Roberts, Jr., m. Hannah Weeks. Residence, Caribou, Me. 

1. Edith Roberts. 

2. Lucretia Roberts. 

3. George Roberts. 

4. Wilbur Roberts. 

5. Ralph Roberts. 

6. Forest Roberts. 

7. Elmer Roberts. 

a. Fred Roberts, m., first, :May Pierce; second, Lucy (?). He had a son 

Fred, Jr., by the first wife and three (or four) by the second wife. 
Hi. A daughter, d. y. 
an. Ezra Roberts, b. at Sangerville, Mar. 6, 1836; d. in 1S90; m. at De.xter, 
first, July 28, 1S60, Almeda Russell; second, Caroline Sprague widow of a 
Mr. Hersey. No descendants. 
IX. Amos Roberts, Jr., b. at Sangerville, Oct. 8, 183S. Residence, Branford, 
Conn. He m. 5 times; first, in April, 1859, Rebecca PuUen. from whom he 
secured a divorce; second, Celia BaUey; third, he m. his divorced wife again. 
She d. and he m., fourth, Julia Beecher. Mr. Roberts' fifth wife was 

Catherine . Mr. Roberts was one of the five brothers who served 

through the Civil War with the 20th Maine Regiment. ChUdren: 
By the first wife: 
i. William Otis Roberts, m. Hat tie Hart. 


By the second wife: 
ii. Edward Roberts, m. twice. 
Hi. Eva Roberts, m. Adna Fasset, of Dexter, Me. 

By the third wife: 
iv. Sadie Roberts. 
V. Hazel Roberts. 
X. Christina Roberts, b. at Sangerville, July 2, 1840; m. at Sangenolle, Aug. 
IS, 1858, Henry A. Carle as her first husband. She rh., second, Jonathan 
G. Bishop, and third, she m. John E. Bryant. He d. and the widow resided 
at SangerviUe. No issue by the third husband. The children by the first 
i. Lizzie M. Carle, d. y. 

ii. Asa A. Carle, m., first, Cora Howard; second, Lydia Miller. Issue: 
By the first wife: 

1. Elton H. Carle. 

2. Ethel M. Carle. 

3. Bertha Carle, d. y. 
By the second wife: 

4. Esther Carle. 

5. Milton Carle. 

Hi. Hettry Albert Carle, m. Emma S. Knowlton. Residence, Hyde Park, 
Mass. Issue: 

1. Vera C. Carle. 

2. Raymond H. Carle. 

3. Dwight Carle. 

4. Maynard R. Carle. 

5. Harold Albert Carle. 

The children of Christina Roberts Carle, by her second husband, 
Jonathan N. Bishop, were: 

iv. Mark N. Bishop, m. Florence Smith. Resided at Sangerville. 
V. Amos R. Bishop, m. Bertha Stearns. Issue: 

1. Hazel Bishop. 

2. Gladys Bishop. 

3. Henry Bishop. 

4. Amos Bishop. 

XI. Lieut. Otis O. Roberts, b. at Sangerville, Mar. 30, 1842. Residence, 
SOver's Mill, near Dexter, Me. He served with distinction during the 
Civil War in the 6th Maine Vol. Inf. He won a medal at Rappahannock 
Sta., Va., during the war for capturing a rebel flag. He was in many battles, 
and sufiFered the loss of a foot in the battle of Cedar Creek. His first wife 
whom he m. in Jan., 1S61, was Emelda J., dau. of Amaziah and Mary Davis 
of Newport, Me., a sister of Anne Davis, the second wife of his brother 
George. No issue. He m., second. Rose Twombley, no issue. He m. 
third, Axia Louise Edgerly. Issue: 
i. Otis Jackson Roberts, m. Myrtle Farrar. Issue: 

I. Enla Rose Roberts, who m. Frank Hager. Issue: 

1. Enla A. Hager. 

2. Hazon Otis Hager. 


J. Kenneth R. Hager. 1 

4. Meredith E. Hager. J 

5. John Henry Hager. 

ii. Kale Amelda Roberts, m. Arthur Inman. Issue: 

1. Stanley Plummer Inman. 

2. Harvey Arthur Inman. Residence, Silver's Mill, Me. 
iii. Jessie Louise Roberts, m. Duane Mower. 

iv. Winfield T. Roberts. 
XII. Prudence C. Roberts, b. at Sangerville, Me., April 3, 1844; m., first, Nov. 
4, 1865, G. W. Leathers; second, Sylvanus Dinsmore; third, Charles Davis. 
Issue by her first husband: 
i. Mertie Leathers. 

ii. Ernest L. Leathers, m. Grace Hamilton. Residence, De.xter, Me. 
Issue by second husband: 

iii. Dinsmore. A soldier in the regular army. 

XIII. Simeon Ryerson Roberts, b. at Sangerville, Nov. 5, 1848; m., first, Nov. 3, 
1866, Mary F. Farnham; second, Amanda Frost. He served through the 
Civil War. Residence, Corinna, Me. No issue. 

XXIII. SIMEON, b. Nov. 28, 1S05; m. Miranda Walker. 

XXIV. EBENEZER, b. Aug. 20, 1807; d. May 7, 1876; m. Mary (Polly) B. 

33. GEORGE LUKE RYERSON,* (Lucas, ^ J oris,- Martin'), the third child of 
Lucas and Elizabeth (Howell) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 22, 1742, and d. Sept. 
22, 1842, lacking but three months of completing the one hundredth year 
of his life. He m. Nov. 9, 1766, his cousin Mary, b. Apr. 26, 1746; d. July 
9, 1809; dau. of George (Joris), Jr., and Mary (Duboise) Ryerson. He 
resided at Pacquanac, Bergen County, N. J., on his father's homestead, 
where the powder works are now located. He also built the "Stone House," 
residence of the late George J. Ryerson. His was an eventful life and filled 
with many trials and difficulties. During the Revolutionary War he 
remained neutral and as a consequence suffered much in the despoiling of 
his property. His two half-brothers, Samuel and Joseph, were Loyalists, 
and having fought with the British forces found themselves at the close of 
the war exiles from their native land. They both removed to Canada, and 
later entered into correspondence with George Luke Ryerson, who, it 
would appear, had contemplated following them to the land of their adop- 
tion. This, however, he did not do; but remained in Bergen County of 
which he became Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Overseer of the 
Poor, and one of the Bridge Commissioners, an important post at that time. 
He was widely known as a man of undaunted courage and perfectly fearless 
in the exercise of right and justice. 

George Luke Ryerson, according to Dr. Schenck, stated that there were 
four, or five, brothers of the family who came from Holland in the early 


days. Unfortunately, owing to the Dutch custom of changing the name, 
we are able to trace only the descendants of Martin and his brother 

The children of George L. and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, among whom 
he distributed a handsome estate at death, were: 

I. GEORGE, b. Oct. 13, 1767; d. about 1840. He was a man of sterling worth, 

and a liberal contributor and strong supporter of the Church at Pompton Plains, 

of which church he was an elder. He m. Catharine Hopper. They resided on a 

V farm at Mead's Basin, now Mt. View. N. J., near where the D. L. & W. R. R. 

station now stands. They had one child, a dau.: 

I. Elizabeth Ryerson, b. Sept. 22, 1793; unm. 

II. ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 5, 1769 (or 1773); d. Feb. 15, 1798; m. Henry MandeviUe, 
b. Feb., 1759; d. 1847. He was a descendant of Hendrick the Pioneer. They 
resided at the lower end of Pompton Plains. Issue: 
I. Sarah Mandeville, b. Sept. 8, 1787; m. Oct. 4, 1S06, John Van Houten, of 

II. JoRis George Mandeville, b. Aug. 7, 17S9; d. 1828; m. Catherine, dau. of 
Hassel and Catrina (Van Allen) {nee Van Veghter) Ryerson. Resided on 
the George Roome Place. No issue. 

III. Nicholas ISIandeville, b. Sept. 8, 1790; d. y. 

IV. Hendrick Mandeville, b. Feb. 9, 1793; d. y. 
V. Elizabeth Mandeville, b. Sept. 2, 1795; d. y. 

Mr. Mandeville m., second, Nov. 19, 1798, Lydia Jones, and they had seven 

82. III. LUCAS, b. Nov. 26, 1771; d. Mar. 15, 1855; m. Catherine Decker. 

83. IV. ABRAHAM, b. Mar. i, 1774; d. Sept. 9, 1820; m. Elizabeth Meade. 

84. V. JEREMIAH, b. Sept. 21, 1776; m. Rachel Van Saun. 

85. VI. MARTIN G., b. Jan. 16, 1779; bap. Feb. 21, in Totowa Church; d. Mar. 29, 1853; 

m. Hannah Ackerman. 

86. VIL JOHN G., b. Oct. 23, 1781; d. Mar. 28, 1864; m. Rachel Jacobus. 
VIII. MARY, b. July i, 1786; m. Amos Crane. Residence, Caldwell, N. J. 

IX. ANTJE (Ann), b. April 25, 1786; m. John Veader or (Vedder). Residence, 
Mountain View. Issue: 
I. David Vedder. 

II. George Vedder. 

III. Samuel Vedder. Resided on the George Ryerson Place at Mountain View. 
There may have been more children, but we have no information. 

87. X. NICHOLAS, b. Sept. 16, 1788; d. Jan. 26, 1838; m. Mary Jacobus. 

34. COL. SAMUEL RYERSE,^ {Lucas,'' Joris,^ Martin'), son of Lucas and 
Johanna (Van der Hoff) Ryerson, was b. in New Jersey in 1752 and d. at 
Port Ryerse, Ont., Can. (the town he founded and which still bears his 
name), in 1812. He was twice m., first, to a lady whose name is unknown; 
second, in 1783, to Sarah Underbill, of New Brunswick, widow of Capt. 
Davenport. He retained the older form of the name "Ryerse" though in 


some of his letters to his half-brother, George Luke Ryerson, as also in some 
of the deeds drawn by himself he signed himself "S. Ryerson." 

At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he was known to be in sym- 
pathy with the British and was consequently imprisoned. He made his 
escape, however, and joined the Loyalist forces as a captain under Col. 
Ferguson. At the battle of Kings Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780, he was wounded 
and taken prisoner by the Revolutionary forces under Col. Campbell. He 
was later exchanged and again took the field. Before the end of hostilities 
he had been advanced to the rank of colonel. 

After the close of the war Col. Ryerse found his property confiscated 
and himself exiled. The British government, however, in reward for his 
services as an officer granted him 3000 acres of land in New Brunswick, 
and later 5000, to himself and family, in Upper Canada. Thus he possessed 
at that time 8000 acres of land. He finally settled on part of this land, in 
Ontario, on the shores of Lake Erie and founded the town of Port Ryerse. 
He was appointed a judge of the District and Surrogate Courts, also colonel 
in the militia. At one time he was Deputy Governor-General, of Upper 
Canada. The late Rev. Adolphus Egerton Ryerson, of Toronto, nephew 
of Col. Samuel Ryerse, wrote a history of the U. E. Loyahsts and in this will 
be found a most interesting account of the family as told by Col. Ryerse's 
daughter, the late Mrs. John Harris, of Eldon House, London, Ont. 

A number of letters which Col. Ryerse wrote from the front during the 
Revolutionary war are still preserved, the originals now in possession of Dr. 
John Ryerson of Boonton, N. J. The author has copies of these letters 
which teem with interest, being first-hand history of many incidents in that 
memorable campaign including the battle of Kings Mountain. 

So far as definitely known. Col. Ryerse had thirteen children, although 
there may have been another, named Jacob (who probably d. y.), for we find 
recorded in the baptismal records of the Pompton Church one Jacob Ryer- 
son, b., or bap., Nov. 9, 1777, child of Samuel Ryerson and wife. In his 
letter, written 1779, to his half-brother George L. Ryerson, he states he has 
just lost his youngest child, which may have been Jacob. The children by 
his first wife were: 

I. ELIZABETH (Betsy), b. about 1778, or, perhaps, 1776. She was twice m., 
first, to Elijah St. Liger, a retired ofEcer of the British Army. They resided in 
Havana, Cuba. She m., second, a Mr. Roulette. She had children: 
I. Henry St. Liger. 

II. Gaston St. Liger, who died in Port Ryerse. 

HI. Edgar St. Liger, who is said to have been assassinated in La Guayra, 
South America. 
II. A daughter, b. about 1780; probably d. y. 


88. III. SAMUEL, Jr., b. Oct. 23, 1782; d. Aug. 29, 1874; m. Sarah Cyphor. 

Mrs. Ryerse died, no doubt, shortly after this child was born. The 
children by the second marriage were ten in number, seven of whom died 
in New York when young. The surviving children were: 

89. IV. REV. GEORGE JOSEPH, b. April 27, 1794; d. Feb. i, 1876; m. twice. 

V. AMELIA, b. Feb., 1798; d. Mar. 24, 1882; m. about 1816, Capt. John Harris 
of the British Navy. He was b. in 1782 and was a native of County Devon, 

The children of Capt. John and Amelia (Ryerse) Harris were: 
I. William Harris, killed by accident when an infant. 

II. John Fitzjohn Harris, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Col. Robert Roberts Loring 
of Toronto. She survived him, and m., second, William Edward O'Brien. 
Mr. Harris was a barrister of London, Canada. 

III. Edwar:d William Harris, barrister, also head of several industrial plants 
in Port Ryerse, Ont.; m. July, i860, his cousin Sophia Howard Ryerson, 
dau. of Rev. Adolphus Egerton Ryerson, D. D., LL. D. Residence, Port 
Ryerse and Toronto. 

IV. George Beecher Harris, of London; m. 1868, Mary Elizabeth Lucy, only 
child of Henry Ronalds Ronald (des. of Clan Ronald of Raleigh Plains, 
Kent, Eng.) and his wife, Archange, dau. of Col. James Aikin (U. E. L.) of 
Sandwich, Ont. Issue: 

i. George Henry Ronald Harris, b. 1873. 
a. Edward Montgomery Harris, b. 1880. 
Hi. Amelia Archange Harris. 
v. Amelia Harris, d. in infancy. 

VI. Sarah Bushby H.^rris, m. Hon. Robert Alexander George Dalzell; Captain, 

afterwards, Lieut. -Col., in the British Army; the fourth son of the seventh 

Earl of Carnwath, and they had issue of whom the eldest became the twelfth 

Earl of Carnwath. 

vii. Amelia Harris, m. Hon. Gilbert Griffin, P. 0. Inspector of Ontario. Issue: 

i. Edward Scott Griffin, barrister-at-law, Toronto. 
VIII. Eliza Harris, m. Gen. Charles Crutchey of the British Army. Issue: 
two sons and three daughters. 
IX. Mary Harris, m. Capt. George Shuldham Pcard of the British Army. 

Issue: a son and a daughter. 
X. Charlotte Harris, m. Capt. Edward Lewis Knight of the British Army. 
She and her family were drowned in the Mediterranean in the wreck of the 
"Ercolana" in 1857. 
XI. Helen Vidal Harris, d. i860; m. Hon. Maurice Berkeley Portman, third 
son of Baron, afterwards. Viscount Portman. He was an author of note. 
Issue: three sons. 
XII. Theresa Newcomer Harris, m., first, William John Scott, of Teviot Bank, 
Scotland; second, Lieut. George Littledale. 

VI. MAJOR EDWARD POWERS, b. Nov. 14, 1800; d. Mar. 27, 1882. He was a 
magistrate, harbor master, vessel owner, and Inland Revenue Inspector at Port 
Ryerse. He also held commissions as ISIajor and Colonel in the Canadian 


Militia. Major Ryerse m. Martha Underbill. She d. Mar. 21, 1S79. They had 
no children of their own. The author has been informed that they either adopted, 
or educated: 

I. Rev. Seth Ryerson (grandson of Col. Joseph Ryerson). He was ordained 
in the Methodist Church. He m. Anne Owen, and they had issue: 

i. Major John Wesley Ryerson, a barrister of Simcoe. He was a Major 
of the 39th Norfolk Battalion, Can. Militia. He was accidentally 
drowned by the capsizing of his yacht in Lake Erie. A week later his 
son was kUled by a railroad train near his home. He m. Esther A. 
Giles, who after becoming a widow took up the study of medicine, 
graduating with honors. She has since occupied various responsible 
positions in hospital work. In 1902 she was installed in the Presby- 
terian Hospital at Omaha, Neb., as house physician. The institution 
has prospered under her efficient management. 

ii. Jesse Ryerson. 

Hi. Mary Ryerson. 

iv. James Ryerson. 

V. Sarah Ryerson. 

I'i. Martha Ryerson. 

35. JOHN RYERSON,^ {Lucas? J oris,'' Martin^), son of Lucas and Johanna 
(Van der Hoff) Ryerson, was b. in New Jersey about 1756, and d. in Pick- 
away Co., 0., Jan. I, 1814. He removed from New Jersey to Pennsylvania 
with his sister prior to the American Revolution and, it is said, settled at 
Easton, Pa. (Dr. Schenck.) Mr. Ryerson probably removed from Easton 
to Wheeling, W. Va., where one child was born in 1801. He then removed 
to Pennsylvania again, thence to Pickaway Co., O., where he resided until 
his death. He usually signed himself "John Ryerson of Pennsylvania." 
He studied for the ministry and was ordained in the Episcopal Church. 
He was twice m., first, perhaps, before he left New Jersey, for his son, 
Samuel, was born in Hunterdon Co., N. J. The name of the first wife we 
have not been able to ascertain. She died about 1810. He m. second, 
Mrs. Margaret Friend. Issue by first wife: 

I. SAMUEL, m. Phoebe . He resided in Indiana during the greater part of 

his life, then removed to Peoria, 111. He left no children. 

90. II. JOHN, b. Mar. 18, 1801; d. Oct. 13, 1878; m. twice. SpeUed his name "Ryason." 

91. III. JAMES, b. Dec. 14, 1803; d. Feb. 4, 1S93; m. three times. Spelled his name 


92. IV. ISAAC, b. June 23, 1S08; d. April 4, 18S7; m. Susanna Buscark. 

V. ELIZABETH, m. a Mr. Crouch. Issue: 

I. Hannah Crouch, m. John Rhodes. Residence, Kansas. 
VI. HANNAH, m. Levi Nelson, of DeKalb County, Ind. Issue: 
I. Cornelius Nelson. 

II. S.^AH Nelson. 

III. A daughter, whose name we have not. 


VII. HENRY. No further information. 
By the second wife there was one son: 

93. VIII. RESON F., b. 1812; d. 1842; m. Anna Brown. 

36. COL. JOSEPH RYERSON,* {Lucas,'' J oris,'' Martin'), son of Lucas and 
Johanna (Van der Hoff) Ryerson, was b. in Paterson, N. J., Feb. 28, 1761, 
d. near Vittoria, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 9, 1854. He married, in New 
Brunswick, Nov. 18, 1784, Mehetable, dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth (Barker) 
Stickney, of Rowley, Mass., descendants of William Stickney the early 
Puritan settler. She was born in Marysville, N. B., Oct. 7, 1766, and d. 
June 10, 1850. 

At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Joseph with his brother 
Samuel espoused the British cause and entered the army as a cadet at the 
age of fifteen years. Despite his extreme youth he won rapid promotion. 
Col. Sabine, in his history of the U. E. Loyalists mentions him as one of the 
eighty-six who returned safely from the siege of Charleston when the British 
force was completely cut to pieces and nearly all either killed or taken 
prisoners. At the close of the war he went to New Brunswick, where he 
married and remained until 1799. In that year he moved to the shores of 
Lake Erie and settled near his brother, Samuel, between Vittoria and Port 
Ryerse on a land grant from the British government comprising some 2500 
acres. Here he lived for over 50 years. 

He was a member of the first commission of magistrates; for many years 
chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions; treasurer of the London District; 
and was a colonel in the Canadian Militia. At the outbreak of hostilities 
between the U. S. and England he, and his sons George, William and John 
immediately took the field and remained in active service throughout the 
war, 181 2-1 5. He was master of the first Masonic Lodge in Upper Canada. 
Of his six sons, five became ministers of the Gospel and prominent in the 
affairs of the Dominion. The children of Col. Joseph and Mehetable 
(Stickney) Ryerson were: 

94. I. REV. GEORGE, b. Mar. 17, 1791 or 2; d. Dec. 19, 1882; m. three times. 

95. II. SAMUEL, b. about 1794; d. about 1830; m. Eliza McMichael. 

III. MARY (Polly), at Mangerville, N. B.; d. June 13, 1821, at Port Stanley, Ont.; 
m. Col. John Bostwick, of Port Stanley, Dec. 11, 1808. He was b. at Great 
Barrington, Mass., Feb. 24, 17S0, son of Rev. Gideon Bostwick, an Episcopal 
clergyman. Was elected High Sheriff of the London District and also member 
of Parliament for Middlesex Co. He died in Port Stanley, Ont., on Sept. 9, 1849. 
He served in the war of 1812-15, in the British Army, rising to rank of Colonel. 
After the war, he resided many years at Long Point, Ont. He also took an active 
part in the Rebellion of 1837. Issue: 



I. Hettie Stickney BosTWiCK, b. Dec. 9, 1809; m. Jan.3, i83i,MarkBurnham. 
II. Joseph Ryerson Bostwick, b. Jan. 24, 1811; m. Nov. 15, 1843, Amelia W. 

ni. John Bostwick, b. May 23, 181 2; m. Nov. 30, 1843, Elizabeth Netherclift. 
IV. George Luke Ryerson Bostwick, b. May 6, 1814; m. Aug. 15, 1835, 

Hannah M. Smith. 
V. Henry Bostwick, b. Sept. 10, 1816; m. Sept. 22, 1840, Catherine Waddell 

(or Wadewell). 
VI. Charlotte Augusta Bostwick, b. April 23, 1818; m. Mar. 11, 1835, James 

C. Crysler. 
VII. Francis Elizor Bostwick, b. Jan. 7, 1819; m. Oct. 18, 1842, Thomas D. 
IV. MEHETABLE, m. John Williams; both d. circa 1850. 

96. V. REV. WILLIAM, b. 1798; d. Sept. 13, 1873; m. Mary Griffin. 

97. VI. REV. JOHN, b. June 12, 1800; d. Oct. 9, 1878; m. Mary Lewis. 

98. VII. REV. ADOLPHUS EGERTON, b. Mar. 24, 1803; d. Feb. 19, 1882; m. twice. 
VIII. ELIZABETH, b. circa 180S; m. Judge James Mitchell. Issue: 

I. Lorenzo Mitchell. 
II. Erasmus Mitchell. 

III. Dr. James Mitchell. 

IV. Elizabeth Mitchell, m. John McDonald. 

V. Frances Mitchell, m. Hon. Donald McDonald, in 1838. 

99. IX. REV. EDWAY M., b. iSii; d. circa, 1858; m. twice. 

37. JOHN JACOB RYERSON,^ {Jacoh,^ Ryer;- Martin^, son of Jacob and 

Mary (Van Blarcom) Ryerson, was b. 1740. He was living on Long Island 
in 1797, in which year he with his wife, Margaret, are referred to in a deed 
of his father's estate as "John Ja. Ryerson and Margaret, his wife, of Long 
Island, N. Y." His name was signed to the deed by Gerret Gerretse (one 
of his heirs), by power of attorney. We know very little about him. He is 
said to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was probably 

twice m., first, to Margaret ; and, second, Mary . Our authority 

for the second marriage is a certain deed, recorded in Bergen Co., which 
shows that Mary Ryerson, widow of John, late of Long Island, sells on 
Feb. II, 1800, to Jacob Ackerman, land in Saddle River township, by 
George Ryerson, her attorney. There were probably several children, but 
the author has only been able to identify one son, viz. : 

100. I. JACOB, bap. Nov. 9, 1777; d. Dec. 27, 1856; m. Sally Beam. 

38. WILLIAM RYERSON,^ {William,^ Ryer,' Martin'), son of William and 
Elizabeth Ryerson, d. in 1832. He was a farmer and resided at Two Bridges. 
He inherited from his father the homestead estate. Mr. Ryerson m. Sept. 
15, 1789, Ellen, or Elinor, Cook. In the marriage license he is described 
as William Ryerson, of Essex Co., N. J. Their children were: 


101. I. FRANCIS, b. Jan. 15, 1790; d. prior to 1832; m. Margaret Doremus. 

II. MARIA, b. Nov. 22, 1791; d. June 7, 1851; m. circa 1810, Joseph Garlinghouse, 
b. Dec. 25, 1791; d. Nov. 24, 1837. Residence, Newark. Issue: 

I. Mary Garlinghouse, b. July 3, 1817; m. May 11, 1838, Cornelius H. 
Jacobus, b. Sept. 14, 1817. Residence, Newark. 

II. Eliza Garlinghouse, b. Nov., 1819; m. Isaac Haulenbeck, of Newark. 

III. John Garlinghouse, b. July 8, 1821; m. Sarah Dorenwis. 

IV. Louisa Garlinghouse, b. Feb. 7, 1825; m. Alfred Nichols, 
v. Ellen Garlinghouse, b. Dec. 16, 1826; m. Stephen Wood. 

VI. Catherine Garlinghouse, b. July 10, 1829; m. John Terhune. 
III. ELINOR, b. July 2, 1793; d. about 1840; m. John Westervelt. Residence, 

102. IV. WILLIAM, m. (sup.) Nancy Norwood. 

103. V. GARRET W., bap. Sept. 3 1797; d. 1880; m. Sarah Thorpe. 

104. VI. BERNARD (Barney), bap. Nov. 18, 1798; d. 1880; m. three times. 
VII. NICHOLAS, (sup.) d. y. 

IX. HENRY, disappeared. 
X. MARGARET. Residence, Mountain View. 

39. RYER RYERSON,* (Johamiis,^ Rycr,'' Martin'), eldest son of Johannis 
(John) and Cathalyna (Berry) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 2, 1743, and d. Sept. 24, 
1817. He was a farmer, and resided in Saddle River township. He in- 
herited the homestead farm from his father and resided on, or near there. 
Ryer Ryerson m. Elizabeth Bartholf, and their children were: 

I. MARY, d. June 10, 1787; m. Abraham Garrison. Issue: 

I. Catherine Garrison, b. Jan. 23, 1785; m. Joseph Beam. 

II. Elizabeth Garrison, b. Feb. 11, 17S6; d. Oct. 16, 1885; m. Jan. 26, 1804, 
Henry Bartholf, and they had 10 children: 

i. Maria Bartholf, h. May 15, 1806; d. y. 

n. Dattiel Van Horn Bartholf, h. Dec. 8, 1807; m. Catherine E. Mitchell. 
in. Abraham Garrison Bartholf, b. Nov. 3, 1809; m. Eliza Kitchell. 
iv. Henry Bartholf. h. Aug. 4, 181 1; m. Sarah Ackerson. 
V. Eliza Catherine Bartholf, h. Sept. 7, 1814; m. Daniel Burnett. 
vi. Adrian Bogart Bartholf, b. Aug. 3, 1816; d. y. 
vii. James Bartholf, b. July 19, 1818. 
via. William Westervelt Bartholf, b. Nov. 15, 1S20. 
;.v. Gilliam Ryerson Bartholf, b. July 21, 1823; d. y. 
X. Robert Sharp Bartholf, b. July 29, 1829; d. y. 

105. II. GILLIAM, b. Oct. 7, 1768; d. Oct. 30, 1857; m. Margaret Manning. 

III. SARAH, b. Sept. 6, 1778; d. Dec. 3, 1821; m. Aug. 20, 1806; Joseph Beam. 
Residence, Hackensack. Issue: 

I. Abraham Ryerson Beam, b. Oct. 15, 1807; m. twice. 
By his first wife he had: 
i. Sarah Beam, 
ii. Ellen Beam. 


By his second wife he had: 
Hi. John Harvey Beam. 

II. John Beam, b. Aug. 14, 1809; m. Sept. 10, 1832, Lydia H. Carman. Children: 

i. Sarah Louisa Beam, d. Sept. 16, 1835. 
ii. Catherine Frances Beam. 
Hi. Adelia Beam, d. May 15, 1843. 
iv. John Mead Beam, d. Dec. 24, 1875. 
V. Virginia Beam. 
vi. Emma Beam. 
vii. Adelia Beam. 

III. Gilliam Beam, b. Mar. 9, 1812; m. Louisa F. Schenck, and had issue: 

i. Sarah Louisa Beam, 
ii. Anna Maria Beam. 
Hi. Gilbert S. Beam, d. Jan. i, 1872. 
iv. Louisa Frances Beam, d. y. 
V. Joseph Henry Beam, d. y. 

IV. Henry Beam, b. Nov. 8, 1814; d. Jan. 2, 1815. 

V. Elizabeth Beam, b. Mar. 26, 1816; d. Sept. 30, 1816. 

VI. William Beam, b. Jan. 29, 1818; d. July 29, iSiS. 
VII. Maria Beam, b. Sept. 20, 1819; d. Oct. 2, 1820. 

IV. MARIA, b. Nov. 21, 1790; d. Sept. 29, 1859; m. April 13, 1S16, Abraham Stevens. 
I. Maria Catherine Stevens, b. Oct. 22, 1817; d. Aug. 27, 1820. 
II. Ann M. Stevens, m. June 8, 1843, John T. Smith. Children; 
i. Fanny Smith, m. Zebulon W' ard. 
ii. Shepherd Smith. 
Hi. Kate E. Smith. 
iv. Minnie Smith. 
III. John Stevens, b. April 29, 1S25; d. Sept. 12, 1857. 

JUDGE MARTIN J. RYERSON,^ (Johannis,^ Ryer,^ Martin'), the youngest 
child of Johannis (John) and Cathalyna (Berry) Ryerson, was b. at Ponds, 
N. J., Nov. 14, 1751, and resided on the paternal homestead until 1778, 
when he moved to Pomp ton. In 1807 he purchased the Ringwood iron 
mines and furnaces and erected additional furnaces and rolling-mills on the 
site of the present steel works. He was Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas for Bergen County and one of the most distinguished and influential 
men in the community. He m., Aug. 18, 1778, Vrouche (Sophronia) Van 
Winkle, a descendant of WalUng Jacobse Van Winkle who came from 
Holland in 1637. They had ten children: 

I. JOHN, b. Feb. 22, 1779; d. Mar. 9, 1782. 
II. SOPHRONIA, b. Mar. 27, 1781; d. Sept. 18, 1786. 
. III. JOHN M., b. Dec. i, 1782; d. June 8, 1820; m. Clarissa Van Winkle. 

IV. MARY, b. Nov. 14, 1784; d. June i, 1865; m. April 7, 1805, Andrew C. Zabriskie, 
of Paramus, b. Dec. 24, 1779. Residence, New York. Their children were: 


I. Christian Andrew Zabriskie, b. Mar. 30, 1806; d. July 16, 1879; m. 
Dec. 31, 1S41, Sarah Jane Titus. They had three children: 
i. Eleanor Gardner Zabriskie, d. y. 
ii. Andrew Zabriskie. 
Hi. Sarah T. Zabriskie. 
II. Martin Ryerson Zabrisiqe, b. May 13, 1810; d. Dec. 8, 187S. The 
Roome Genealogy makes the following note: "Having'been known half of 
his life by this name he then dropped the R. from his name and for some 
years afterwards was known as Martin Zabriskie. After the death of his 
father, which occurred on Oct. 25, 1S64, and in accordance with the con- 
ditions of his father's will, he changed his name to Zborowski, and from that 
time was known as Martin Zborowski." He m., first, Sept. 18, 1850, Anna 
Elliot Morris. He m., second, July 18, 1867, Ann Isabel (Key) Hewitt. 
His children, all by the first wife, were: 
i. William A. Zborowski, b. July 14, 1851; d. July 26, 1863. 
ii. Anna Morris Zborowski, who m. Count Charles De Montsautnim, 

Baron of Fontenay. 
Hi. John Ladilaiis Zborowski, m. Maria Burnham. No issue. 
iv. William Elliot Zborowski. 

III. John Jacob Zabriskie, b. May 10, 1813; d. Aug. 24, 1876; m., in Totowa, 
May 10, 1S41, Maria Burhans, b. Dec. 16, 1S16, dau. of J. J. Burhans and 
Sarah Hopper. No issue. 

IV. Matilda Mary Zabriskie, m. Oct. 21, 1851, her cousin, Martin E. 
Green, son of Ephraim and Catherine (Ryerson) Green. They had one 

i. Andrew Allister Green. 
107. V. JACOB M., b. Nov. 29, 1786; d. Feb. 15, 1869; m. Harriet Colfax. 

VL ANNxA., b. Oct. 30, 1788; d. Jan. 28, 1821; m. in 1810, Major James Wheeler. 
They resided in New York. Their children were: 
I. Sophronia Ryerson Wheeler, b. Sept. 22, 1811; m., first, Jan. 25, 1831, 
Timothy Oakley; second, Oct. 31, 1843, Jonathan D. Bevier. Children: 
i. James W. Oakley, m. Jennie McCamley. 
ii. Sarah C. Oakley, d. y. 
Hi. John A. Oakley, m. EUenor Peckham. 
iv. Ann Oakley, m. Frederick W. Brooks. 
The children by the second marriage were: 
V. Mary Bevier. 
in. Andries Bevier. 
vii. Louis Bevier. 
via. Dubois Bevier. 
ix. Cornelia W. Bevier. 
They resided in Grand Rapids, Mich. 
II. Sarah Catharine Wheeler, d. y. 

III. Ann Ryerson Wheeler, b. Jan. 15, 1S21; d. May 19, 1861; m., first, 
Orlando Smith; second, Oct. 17, 1854, John Conroy. Children: 
i. Sidney Smith, 
ii. James Smith, d. y. 
Hi. Sophronia A. Smith, d. y. 


The children by the second husband were: 
iv. Thomas Conroy. 
V. Sarah Conroy. 

vi. John I. Conroy, b. April, 1859; d. Feb. 28, i860. 
VII. CATHERINE B., b. Dec. 2, 1790; d. July 26, 1850; m. Dec. 27, 1824, Ephraim 
Green, of Sussex County, N. J. They had two children: 
I. Anna Mary Green, m. Hon. Stephen Baker, of Newburg. 
II. Martin E. Green, of New York, who m. his cousin Mary Matilda Zabriskie, 
dau. of Andrew C. and Mary (Ryerson) Zabriskie and had a son: 
i. Andrew Allister Green. 
VIII. REBECCA, b. Sept. 24, 1793; d. Sept. 14, 1794. 
IX. ELIZABETH, b. April 12, 1796; d. Oct. i, 1S53; m. Aaron R. Thompson of 
New York. No issue. 

108. X. PETER M., b. June 20, 1798; d. May 5, 1862; m. Mary A. Williams. 

41. JACOB RYERSON,^ (Martin,' Jacobus,^ Martin'), son of Martin and 

Elizabeth (Remsen) Ryerson, was b. May 29, 1733 (or 1738); and d. Aug. 
15, 1791. Resided at Wallabout. He is said (by Dr. Schenck) to have 
married twice, first, Antje Emmons (or Emans) on June 20, 1755. She d. 
Oct. 29, 1756. He m., second, Heliet, or Hiltje (Hetty) Schenck, dau. of 
Martin Schenck, on Sept. 13, 1760. She d. Nov. 18, 1802, aged 68 years. 

I. EIDES, (Ida) b. June 29, 1756; m. Oct. 20, 1775, Andrew Cropsey. 
II. MARTIN, b. Dec. 5, 1761; d. May 2, 17S4. 

109. III. JEROMUS, m. Sarah Debevoise. 

IV. ANETJE, b. May 4, 1769; d. Sept. 17, 1797; m. Jan. 11, 1787, Martin (her 
cousin), son of John and Mary (Lefferts) Ryerson. 

110. V. JACOB, b. Sept., 1775; d. Mar. 28, 1828; m. Phoebe Debevoise. 

42. JOHN RYERSON,* {Martin,^ Jacobus,^ Martin'), son of Martin and Eliza- 
beth (Remsen) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 26, 1740, and d. Oct. 5, 1804. Resided 
at the Wallabout, or New Bedford. He m. on Feb. 5, or 18, 1757, Maria 
Lefferts, b. July 26, 1741, dau. of Leffert and Catryntje (Dorlant) Lefferts. 
(Leffert Lefferts, b. May 22, 1701, was son of Leffert Pieterse Van Hough- 
wout, who came from Holland in 1660, and was brother of Magdalen Lefferts, 
b. Aug. 20, 1694, who became first the wife of Garret Martense (Ryerson) 
and, second, John Vanderbilt.) The children of John Ryerson and Maria 
Lefferts were: 

I. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 2, 1758; m. Oct. 7 (Sept. 30), 1775, John Schenck, of 

Newton, N. J. 
II. CATRINA, b. May 11, 1760; d. Sept. 22, 1762. 

III. SAR.AH, b. Aug. 23, 1762; m. July 25, 1778, Francis Ryerson, of .Annapolis, 
Nova Scotia. 

111. IV. MARTIN, b. Sept. 27, 1765; d. Jan. 17, 1815; m. Ann Ryerson. 


112. V. LEFFERT, b. Oct. 17, 1768; d. Feb. 3, 1821; m. Phoebe Remsen. 

VI. JOHN, b. June 9, 1773; d. Dec. 26, 1822; unm. 

VII. CATHERINE, b. June 24, 1779; d. April 18, 1869; m. April 17, 1800, John 
Henry Lett, of Flatlands Neck. Issue: 

I. John Ryerson Lott. 

II. Henry Lott, m., first, Mrs. Bergen, a widow, and they had one child: 

i. Samuel Lott^ m. a Miss Stryker, of Gravesend. CJiOdren: 

1. Helen Lott. 

2. Catherine Lott. 

3. Maria Lott. 

4. Stephen Stryker Lott. 
Henry Lott m. a second time and had: 

ii. John Lott. 
Hi. William Lott. 

iv. Rebecca Lott. 
V. Catherine Lott, m. Nicholas Ryder. 

vi. John Bergen Lott. 
vii. Maria Lott, m. John Schenck, and had: 

1. Ella Schenck. 

2. Clarence Schenck. 

3. Marion Schenck. 

4. Jesse Schenck. 

5. Rebecca Schenck. 

6. Stryker Schenck. 

43. CORNELIUS RYERSON,^ (Martin,^ Cornelius,- Martin'), son of IMartin 
and Brechtje (Bridget) Ryerson, was a farmer of Flushing, L. I. He m. 
Amelia , and their children were: 

I. CORNELIUS. He was a cabinet maker. No further information. 

113. II. STEPHEN, b. 1785; d. circa, 1874; m. Jane Smith. 

III. BRECHTJE (Brackie), m. Frederick Bugbee. They had a son: 
I. Palmer Bugbee. 

114. IV. WILLIAM, m. Phoebe Watts. 

V. JOHN, m. Oct. 16, 1819, at Hempstead, (sup.) Susannah Van Nostrand, b. July 

17, 1796; d. Oct. 8, 1820. 
VI. ELIZABETH (Betsey), bap. Nov. 20, 1800, at Flushing, L. 1. Sponsors, Dr. 
David Ogden and Rachel Haviland; m. Benjamin Field. Descendants live in 
and around Flushing. 

VII. AMELIA, b. Mar. 6, 1798; d. Mar. 4, 1842; m. Oct. 17, 1S19, at Flushing, Samuel 
Strickland, b. Mar. 26, 1796. Issue: 

I. Oliver Augustus Strickland, b. June 2, 1820; d. 1S42; unm. 

II. Jane Ann Strickland, b. Nov. 3, 1821; d. 1822. 

III. Samuel S. Strickland, b. Nov. 27, 1823; d. y. 

IV. William Strickland, b. Jan. 22, 1827; d. 1848. 
V. George Strickland, b. Jan., 1829; d. y. 

VI. Amelia Strickland, b. April 5, 1836; d. unm. 


VII. George Strickland, b. Sept. 22, 1838; m., first, Amelia Abrams. He was a 
carriage manufacturer of Cedarhurst, L. I. Issue: 

i. Lorctte Martin Strickland, b. May 28, 1879. 
George Strickland m., second, Margaret Hendrickson, widow of Samuel Higler. 

VIII. Samuel Strickland, Jr., b. Sept. 5, 1843; m. Frances E. Mott, dau. of 
Capt. William Mott, of Long Island. Issue: 

i. Evelyn Strickland, m., first, Julius A. Bisky; second, Edwin Abrams. 

Residence, L. I. 
ii. Mary Strickland, m. James A. Stansbury. Residence, Jamaica, L. I. 
Hi. Elizabeth Strickland. Residence, Jamaica, L. I. 
iv. Dr. George Strickland. Residence, Roselle, N. J. 
The mother died and Samuel Strickland, Jr., m., second, Sarah A. Remsen. 
V. William Strickland, 
vi. Nellie Ryerson Strickland, 
iiii. Leslie Strickland. 
IX. Mary Strickland, m. Robert Gregg. 

44. PETER RYERSON,^ {George,^ Cornelius,- Martin^), son of George and 
Sarah Ryerson, vi^as a farmer, and resided on the paternal homestead at 
Foster's Meadow, between Jamaica and Hempstead, L. L On June 20, 
1783, Peter Rierson, of Hempstead, yeoman, sells property to Aaron Van 
Nostrand. His wife does not appear in this transfer, therefore we may 
assume that she died prior to 1783. His name appears on several Ksts 
during the Revolutionary War period. He m. 1777 (sup.), Sarali Welling, 
for we find on April 20 of that year, a m. license issued to Peter Ryerson 
and Sarah Welling. (N. Y. Mar. Lie.) We also find an entry in the 
Hempstead Episcopal Church records of a marriage performed May 4, 1777, 
between Peter Ryerson and Sarah Welling. We have no information as 
to any children. 

45. CORNELIUS RYERSON,^ (George,^ Cornelius,- Martin''), son of George 
and Sarah Ryerson, was b., or bap., Feb. 23, 1752. The sponsors at his 
baptism were Cornelius and Lammetje Van Nostrand. He d. about 1826, 
at Merrick, L. I. He was a farmer at Hempstead, L. I. Cornelius Ryerson 
was a LoyaUst, and at the close of the Revolutionary War went to Nova 
Scotia and settled at Digby, for we find on the muster-roll of Loyalists at 
that place on May 29, 1784, the name of Cornelius Rierson. He probably 
only stayed a short while in Nova Scotia, returning to Long Island after the 
resentment had subsided. Mr. Ryerson m. Catherine Van Cott, Aug. 13, 
1 79 1, in Hempstead, L. I. Their children were: 

I. PLATT, unm. 
115. II. JOHN C., b. May 10, 1793; d. Oct. 16, 1829; m. Rosanna Travers. 


116. III. JESSE, b. about 1802; d. 1850; m. Susan Carmen. 

V. ALFRED, d. in 1827; unm. 

46. MARTIN RYERSON,* {George,^ Cornelius,'' Martin'), son of George and 

Sarah Ryerson, is sup. to have m. Catherine DeGraugh (De Graw), for on 
Oct. 22, 1764, we find a record in New York of a marriage Jicense issued to 
Martinus Ryerse and Catherine De Graugh. They were the parents of the 
following children: 

117. I. GEORGE, d. about 1821; m. Sarah Hopkins. 

118. II. JOHN, b. Dec. 7, 1776; d. Dec. 28, 1844; m. Jane Bremner. 
III. SARAH, m. a. Mr. Sweet. Issue: 

I. George Sweet. 
II. Isaac Sweet. 

47. THEUNIS RYERSON, Jr.,* (T/ieunis,^ Frans,'' Martin'), son of Theunis 
and Magdalena Ryerson, was b. 1740. He m. his cousin Maritje (Mary) 
Ryerson, dau. of Martin and Annetje (Van Ripen) Ryerson. She was b. 
June II, 1744, and d. April 11, 1810. Their children were: 

I. JANNETJE, bap. April 7, 1S64; d. y. 
II. RICHARD, b. 1765; m. Geesje (or Kaziah) Hopper. 

One Dirck Ryerson and Geesje Hopper, had dau., Marretje (Mary), b. April 
I, and bap. April 25, 1790. (Totowa Church Records.) Perhaps he was the 
father of Martin D. Ryerson, who in 1805 appears with Abraham Ackerman as a 
witness to an unrecorded deed of lands in Acquackanonck, from Henry Gar- 
ritse, Sr., to Henry Garritse, Jr., and John H. Garritse. (Van Houten MSS. 
Nelson.) No further information. 

III. ANNETJE (Ann), b. 1768; m. Jan (John) Doremus, b. 1759. At the time of 
his m. he lived at Preakness. He was sometimes called John H. Doremus. 
Their children were: 

I. Jannetje Doremus, m. Pieter Van AUen, Jr., b. Dec. 22. 1804; d. July, 1870. 
They had a son: 
i. John Van Allen, b. May 11, 1806. 
II. Hendrick Doremus, d. Oct. 28, 1786, aged two years. 

III. Anetje Doremus, b. Nov. 24, 1790; m. James Leary. 

IV. Hendrick Doremus, b. May 3, 1793; m. Metje (Martha) Van Giesen. He 
d. Mar. 27, 1858, and she d. Aug. 20, 1882. 

IV. MARTIN T, b. 1770; unm. 

V. JANETJE (Jane), d. prior to 1810; m. Dec. 30, 1783, Joris (George) Doremus, of 

Pompton, N. J., bap. Mar. 27, 1757, a brother of John Doremus (aforesaid) a 

son of Hendrick Doremus. He d. in Paterson, Feb. 28, 1823. He was a farmer 

at Preakness. Issue: 

I. Hendrick Doremus, b. Nov. 20, 1785; d. 1827; m. Jan, 8, 1806, Elizabeth 

Van Giesen, b. May 29, 1787; d. 1S61, dau. of Dirck Van Giesen and Jan- 

netje Van Houten. 



II. Rachel Doremus, m. John Bowden, in 1824. She had four children. 
VI. ELLEN (Eleanor, or Helma); m. Nov. 14, 1789, Joseph Waldron, of Bergen 

County, N. J. 
VII. POLLY (Mary), b. Oct. 5, 1775; m. Oct. 14, 1796, Richard Terhune. Issue: 
I. Richard Martin Ryerson Terhune, b. Nov. 14, 1797. 

119. VIIL THEUNIS, b. Nov. 28, 1780; d. Dec. 19, 1849; m. Jane Boice. 

120. IX. JOHN, b. April 20, 1782; d. 1833; m. Mary Terhune. 

121. X. ABRAHAM, b. Jan. 25, 1785; m. Dorothea Ryerson. 

XI. JACOBUS (or Jacob), bap. Sept. i, 1776. (Dr. Schenck is authority for in- 
formation concerning this son.) 

48. GEORGE G. RYERSON,^ {Joris F.,^ Frans,^ Mar(in^), second child of 
Joris (George) F. and Mary R. (White) Ryerson, was b. May 26, 1753. He, 
like his father, was a farmer, but when duty called him to serve his country 
he entered the Continental Army in the time of the Revolution, as a private. 
He was subsequently promoted to lieutenant and then to adjutant in Col. 
Theunis Day's Regiment of Bergen Co. Militia. (See "Jersey Men in the 
Rev. War," pages 339-372.) He m. Dec. 17, 1773, Abigail Post, of Saddle 
River, and had issue: 

I. ABIG.-\IL, b. Sept. 29, 1775; m. John McKinsey. 

122. II. PIETER, b. May 14, 1778; m. Catty Lines. 

III. JOHANNIS, b. June 23, 1780; d. y. 

IV. JOHANNIS, b. 1781, (no further trace). 

V. POLLY (Mary), b. 1787; m. John C. Lyon (or Lines). 
VI. METJE (Martha), b. 1788. 

49. DIRCK (Richard) G. RYERSON,^ {Joris F.,^ Frans;- Martin'), son of 
Joris (George) F. and Mary R. (White) Ryerson, was born in Passaic, N. J., 
May 26, 1755; d. 1838. He, like his brothers, owned considerable property 
and extensive farming plantations. When the Revolutionary War broke 
out he espoused the popular cause and joined the Continental Army as a 
private in the New Jersey Militia. On Mar. 5, 1800, Richard G. Ryerson 
and Martha his wife, sold their land in Pomp ton, N. J., and probably then 
removed to Greenwood. His plantation was located at the lower end of 
Greenwood Lake. The old house is still standing where he lived and 
died. Mr. Ryerson was twice married, first, to Metje (Martha) Vreeland. 

I. MARY ANN, m. a Mr. Bodine, and had a son: 

I. Seaburn Bodine. 
II. ANASTATIA, m. Mar. 24, 1794, James Lines; second, Henry Tichenor. She 
had a dau.: 
I. Vreche Lines, b. Sept. 15, 1795. 
III. JANE, m. James Goss. 


IV. METJE (Martha), b. Feb. 4, 1781; d. circa 1863; m. Samuel Everett. Issue: 
I. William Richard Everett. 
II. Sybil Everett. 

III. Eliza Everett. 

IV. Ann Everett. 

V. SoPHROxiA Everett. 
V. CATHERINE, m, James Clark. 

123. VI. RICHARD (Dirck), Jr., b. Mar. 30, 1784; d. Mar. 6, 1835^ m. Phoebe Doty. 

The mother d. and Richard Ryerson, Sr., m. a second time (sup. Rachel 
Doremus). This second m. was probably subsequent to 1800, for on 
Mar. 25, 1800, Richard G. Ryerson and Martha his wife, of Pomp ton, sell 
land in Pomp ton. The issue by the second marriage was: 

VII. ELIZA, m. Jan. 16, 1818, John Wisner of Elmira, N. Y. 

124. VIII. DAVID, m. Hester Burr. ^ 

IX. LUMERIC (called Fannie), m. Daniel Riggs, Jr., son of Daniel and Susanne 
(Lobdell) Riggs. He was b. in Ridgefield, Conn., circa May 16, 1793, about 
three weeks before his father died. They had issue: 
I. Samuel Riggs, b. at or near, Trenton, N. J. 

n. Richard Ryerson Riggs, b. at, or near, Trenton, N. J. He and his 
brother were brought up by their grandfather, Richard Ryerson, and settled, 
it is said, in New York City. (See Riggs Gen.) (See Whitney Gen.) 

50. MARTIN G. RYERSON,* {J oris F.,' Frans;- Martin'), fifth child of Joris F. 
and Mary R. (White) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 25, 1760. He resided at Pomp- 
ton, N. J. He was a private in Bergen Co. militia in Col. Dey's Reg. of the 
Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He married Agnes 
Lines. They had no children. 

51. JOHN G. RYERSON,* (Joris F..^ Frans, ^ Martin'), sixth child of Joris F. 
and Mary R. (White) Ryerson, was b. May 20, 1763, and d. in New Jersey, 
in the house of William Colfax, at what is now Hewett, N. J. He inherited, 
as his share of his father's estate, tliirty-iive pounds sterhng in money, and 
lots Nos. 12, and 21, with buildings thereon, situated in New York Citj', 

■ being part of the property which his grandmother, Jane (Dey) conveyed 
to his father. John G. Ryerson m. Neltje (Eleanor or Nellie) Vreeland, by 
whom he had issue: 

125. I. JORIS (George), b. Mar. 19, 1781; d. 1804; m. Lena Tice. 

II. ABRAHAM, b. Jan. 15, 1794; d. about 1852; m. Adeline Cooley, a sister of 
Philander Cooley, who resided at W. Milford. Issue: 
I. A dau. who m. and resided in Bloomfield. 

52. COL. THEUNIS (Tunis) RYERSON,* {Joris F.,' Frans,' Martin'), son of 
Joris F. and Mary R. (White) Ryerson, was born April 6, 1770, and died 


Oct. 5, 1839. Resided at Wanaque and was buried in the family plot near 
the homestead. He was a surveyor of note in his day, and was appointed 
Deputy Surveyor General of New Jersey. The original letter of his appoint- 
ment is in possession of Mrs. Eleanor Hughes, of Oakland, New Jersey. 
Colonel Theunis Ryerson married March 17, 1787, Eleanor, daughter of 
Peter and Rachael (Lyne) Van Houten, who was born June 10, 1771, and 
died March 17 or 25, 1839. Their children were: 

I. MARY (Polly) b. Aug. 23, 1788; d. Jan. 16, 1S64; m. John C. Lines and they 
had issue: 

I. Ryerson Lines, m. Sophronia Lozier. Children: 

i. Adelaide Lines, 
ii. Mrs. Emma Marcher. 
II. Conrad Lines, d. 1826, age 16. 

m. Conrad Beam Lines, m. Elizabeth Berry. Children: 
i. Anne Lines. 

ii. Adelaide Lines, d. 1906; m. Marius Belloni. Residence, Glen Ridge, N. J. 
IV. Rachel Lines, m. Duane Galloway. Residence, Orange, N. J. Children: 
i. Lilla Galloway, m. George Nieman. 
ii. Hattie Galloway, m. William Lehman. 
V. Catherine Ryerson Lines, m. Ransom Galloway. 
VI. Anne Lines, m. Daniel Morgan. Children: 
i. Eliza Morgan, m. Monroe Shuart. 
ii. Henry Morgan, d. without issue. 
Hi. Emily Morgan, d. without issue. 

iv. Rachel Morgan, m. James GaDoway. Residence, New York. 
There were other children who died unmarried. 
VII. Peter Lines. He had children: 

i. John Henry Lines, m. and left two sons: Nelson, who married .A.bibe Jane 

;;. William Lines, who went west. 

VIII. John Lines, m. Eliza •. Resided in Chicago. 

II. RACHEL, b. Nov. 20, 1790; d. Nov. 6, 1813; m. Henry Blair, who d. Nov. 25, 
1820. Children: 
I. D.AVID N. Blair, d. 1S45. 

II. Ellen Blair, b. 1816; d. July 13, 1820. This family is therefore extinct. 
III. HETTIE, b. June i, 1793; d. Nov. 20, 1818; unm. 

lY ELIZABETH, b. Sept. 30, 1795; d. April, 1873; m. George Sylvester Mills, of 
Norfolk, Conn., a descendant in the sth generation from Simeon Mills the im- 
migrant. Their children were: 
I. George Augustus Mills, b. 1822; d. without issue at Para, Brazil, S. A., 

Nov. 10, 1845. 
II. Rosa Wilcox Mills, b. 1820; d. Feb. 9, 1859; m. as his first wife, Dr. George 
Adam, of Canaan, Conn. Children: 
i. Joseph S. Adam, 
ii. Mary Elizabeth Adam. 
Hi. Rev. Samuel Forbes Adam. Residence, Conn. 


Dr. George Adam m. second, Mary Geike, sister of Cunningham Geike, the 

III. Elizabeth Mills, m. Judge George R. Tuttle, of Newark. Judge Tuttle 
was b. in Montclair, N. J., Dec. ii, 1823. He was one of the numerous de- 
scendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from England in 1635, 
in the ship "Planter," remained in Boston until 1639, and then removed to 
New Haven, Conn. Issue: 

i. Rose Ellen Ttittle. 
ii. Joseph N. Tuttle. 
Hi. George S. Tuttle. 

IV. Samuel Ryerson Mills, b. 1831; d. a bachelor in Newark, July 27, 1893. 
Mr. Mills was an artist of considerable note, whose paintings were awarded 
many prizes at various art exhibitions. 

V. Ellen Ryerson Mills, b. 1825; d. Mar. 19, 1851; m. Aug. 15, 1849, Hon. 
Robbins Battel, of Norfolk, Conn., b. April 9, 1819. Mr. Battel graduated 
at Yale in 1839, with his classmate and intimate friend, Richard Storrs Willis. 
He was a Colonel in the militia; Representative in the Assembly; Senator 
from his district; for a time State Controller; President of the Conn. His- 
torical Soc; Judge of Probate in Norfolk, and in 1861, Delegate to the Peace 
Convention in Washington. During the Civil War he was confidential 
adviser and aide to Gov. Buckingham, of Conn. He d. Jan. 26, 1895. He 
with his sister, Mrs. Humphrey, and others erected the Battel Chapel on the 
Green in New Haven, Conn. Hon. Robbins Battel and Ellen Ryerson 
(Mills) Battel had one child: 
i. Ellen Mills Battel, b. Mar. 10, 1851; m. in Norfolk, Conn., Feb. 5, 1873, 

Frederick Peet Terry, b. Mar. 14, 1847; d. May 10, 1874, son of John T. 

Terry of New York. Issue: 
I. Frederick Peet Terry, Jr., b. May 3, 1874; d. y. 

After the death of Frederick P. Terry, Sr., his widow m. Carl Stoeckel, 

son of Professor Stoeckel, of Yale. 

126. V. SAMUEL, b. May 13, 1798; d. July 9, 1868; m. Ann Swan Spear. 

127. VI. JOHN ADAMS, b. July 27, iSoi ; d. AprU 9, 1869; m. EUen McEwen-Stevens. 
VII. ANN, b. Jan. 19, 1804; d. April 29, 1867; m. Nov. 30, 1821, Conrad Beam, b. 

Dec. 7, 1796; d. Sept. 3, 1874. They had issue: 
I. Peter Mead Beam, b. April 15, 18 — . 
II. George Beam, b. Oct. 5, 18—; d. Oct., 1888. 

III. John D. Beam, b. July 29, 1832; d. Dec. 25, 1854. 

IV. William H. Beam, b. Dec. 22, 1839. Residence, Pompton, N. J. Married 

V. Ch.arles B. Beam, b. Dec. 30, 1841; d. Feb. 15, 1899. 
VI. Emma Augusta Beam, b. Mar. 24, 1845; d. Aug. 21, 1846. 

128. VIII. PETER, b. Aug. 15, 1806; d. 1843; m. Zulema Tice. 

IX. CLARRISSA, b. Feb. 9, 1809; d. in 1884; m. WOliam E. Howard. They had one 

child who d. in infancy. 
X. ELMA, b. May 7, 181 2; d. Feb. 23, 1896; m., first, Jacob Sayre Camp, son of 
William and Elizabeth (Brookfield) Camp, and grandson of Ephraim Camp. 
Mr. Camp d. Dec. 6, 1836. Their children were: 
I. Elizabeth Camp. 


11. Jane Camp, b. Dec. 17, 1836; m. George Frederick Norton, son of Major 
Benjamin Hammatt and Augusta (Ware) Norton, and grandson of Lydia 
(Hammatt) Norton. George Frederick Norton was a brother of Brig. 
Gen. Charles Benjamin Norton, U. S. V. (b. July i, 1825; d. in Chicago, 
Jan. 29, 1891), author and publisher. (For sketch of his life see Lamb's 
Biog. Diet, of the U. S., Vol. IV. p. 29.) Issue: 
i. Charles B. Norton, h. Mar. 7, 1858; m., first, Minnie Browne, who d. 
April 25, 1887, leaving a son: 

I. Howard Browne Norton, b. April 2, 1887. 
Charles B. Norton m., second, Myrtea Hawarth. 
a. Elizabeth Camp Norton, b. April 5, i860; d. Dec. 13, 1898; unm. 
Hi. Frederick Hammatt Norton, b. Nov. 18, 1S63; m. Anna Mary White- 
head, and has issue: 
I. George Hammatt Norton, b. July 17, 1891. 
Elma (Ryerson) Camp m., second. May 2, 1842, Charles Busselle, and by 
this marriage had issue: 

III. Charles Alfred Busselle, b. Feb. 9, 1843; d. 1S79, without issue. 

IV. George F. Busselle, b. Sept. 18, 1844; d. Sept. 14, 1897; m. Addie Gallo- 
way, dau. of Catherine Ryerson Lines and Ransom Galloway. She d. in 
1866, and he m., second, Mary Finnell of Clarksburg, W. Va. No issue. 

V. Ellen Mills Busselle, b. Nov. 26, 1846; m. (as his second wife) Burton 
H. Campbell, b. 1826, d. Jan. i, 1908. He was familiarly known as "Bar- 
becue" Campbell. His ranch in Southwestern Kansas contained about 
20,000 acres and was nine miles wide. He was president of the Street Ry. 
Co., and interested in several business enterprises of Wichita. He d. on 
a train in Old Mexico, while he and his daughter were returning from a trip. 
i. Anna Haines Camphell, d. y. 

ii. Charles B. Campbell, h. Sept. 19, 1875, accidentally killed; unm. 
Hi. Hon. Robert Bruce Campbell (twin with Charles B.), b. Sept. 19, 1S75; 
m. Nov. 12, 1902, Olive Watts Decatur, dau. of Warren E. and Ida 
(Watts) Decatur, descendant of Admiral Decatur. Mr. Campbell is 
one of the leading citizens of Wichita. He was elected Representative 
and served in the Kansas Legislature. Children: 

1. Robert Warren Campbell, b. Sept. 25, 1903. 

2. Alfred McGregor Campbell, b. Sept. 5, 1905. 

3. Elizabeth Campbell, b. Dec. 7, 1906. 

VI. Anna Marshall Busselle, b. Oct. 19, 1849; m. Dec. 16, 1875, Isaac R. 
Denman. Issue: 
i. Elma Busselle Denman, b. Mar. 23, 1876; d. Feb. 23, 1883. 
ii. Rolfe Marsh Denman, b. Feb. 26, 1880; d. Mar. 28, 1883. 
VII. Mary Elma Busselle, b. Oct. 12, 1850; d. Jan. 13, 1908. Resided in New 

53. FRANCIS G. RYERSON," {Joris F.,^ Frans,^ Martin'), the youngest child 
of Joris F. and Mary R. (White) Ryerson, was b. at Pompton Plains, N. J., 
Nov. 2, 1772, and d. July 22, 1834. He received as his portion of his father's 


estate, thirty-five pounds sterling and part of the 259 acre farm at the 
"Hook," near Beavertown. This is probably where he settled, for he is 
said to have resided in an old stone house, still standing to the right of the 
road going from Lincoln Park (formerly Beavertown) to Boonton, and near 
the foot of the first canal bridge. He m., first, at Pompton, N. J., Guilielma 
Springett Penn Doty, dau. of Ehjah and Susanna (Ferris) Doty, b. at Quaker 
Hill, Duchess Co., N. Y.; d. at Pompton Plains, N. J., May 6, 1810. She 
was named in honor of Guilielma Springett Penn, the wife of William Penn, 
foimder of Pennsylvania. She was a lineal descendant of Edward Doty, 
who came to Plymouth in the "Mayflower." The children of Francis G. 
and GuiUehna (Doty) Ryerson were: 

I. JANE, b. Dec. 7, 1792; m. David Hennion. No children. 

129. II. JOHN FERRIS, b. Jan. 25, 1795; d. Mar. 28, 1847; m. Hannah Van Giesen. 

III. MARY, b. Oct. 7, 1797; m. Peter F. Post. 

IV. GEORGE W., b. July 28, 1800; d. Dec. 10, 1827. 

V. SUSANNA, b. July 11, 1803; m. in New York City, July 15, 1831, Ambrose 
Spencer Field (her cousin), son of Peter and Phoebe (Doty) Field. Phoebe 
(Doty) Field was a sister to GuOielma (Doty) Ryerson. Ambrose S. Field was 
b. at Hudson, N. Y., July 9, 1785, and d. April, 1837. Resided in New York 
City, and was a descendant of William Feld, or Field. (See "Field Genealogy.") 
They had children: 
I. Ambrose Field, b. Nov. i, 1822; d. Nov. 21, 1822. 
n. Francis Field, b. AprO 29, 1S24; d. July 26, 1826. 
ni. Peter Field, b. Feb. 4, 1S26; d. jNIar. 7, 1827. 

IV. Elma Field, b. Jan. 25, 1828; d. 1906; m. Aug. 27, 1S41, Charles Ellis Fol- 
well, of Brooklyn. He was b. Nov. 18, iSio, d. April 3, 1871. They had 
i. Ida May Folwell, b. June 15, 1848; m. William Ballard. 
ii. Charles Francis Folwell, b. Jan. 16, 1851. 
iii. Harry Dudley Folwell, b. 1853; d. 1S65. 
iv. Arthur Thomas Folwell, b. Sept. 20, 1854; d. 1855. 
II. Arthur Russel Folwell, b. Dec. 31, 1856. 

130. VI. PETER FIELD, b. Nov. 4, 1805; m. Anna Byard. 

VII. HESTER, b. in Pompton, N. J., Oct. 6, 1801; m. in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., 
Joshua Manly. Issue: 
I. Mary Manly. 
II. Elma Jane Manly, b. 1827; m. James K. Wagner, and they had a son: 

i. Mahlcn M. Wag7ier. Employee in government service in the New York 
Custom House. 
III. Henry Manly. 

Guilielma Springett Penn (Doty) Ryerson d. May 6, 1810, and Francis 
G. Ryerson m., second, Mrs. Elizabeth Dodd, nee Berry, and by her had 


131. IX. GEORGE FRANCIS, d. circa 1835. 

There is "a record of a Francis G. Ryerson and Elizabeth Allen m. in 1S24. The 
Doty Gen. asserts that there were other children by the second marriage. Information 
concerning this family is quite meager. We seem able to identify only one son as 
above given. 

54. JOHN DIRCK RYERSON," {Dirck,^ Frans,-" Martin'), son of Dirck 
(Richard) and Lena (Ryerson) Ryerson, was bap. at Paramus, N. J., Feb. 
21, 1761. He died in Saddle River Township, Bergen Co., N. J., in 1835. 
He was a farmer. His name appears on a list of tax-payers in Saddle River 
Township as early as 1807, in which year he is assessed for 130 acres of 
improved land. (Van Houten MSS.) He inherited from his father one-half 
of the homestead property, also property in New York City. Mr. Ryerson 
m. (sup.) Nance Erchable, recorded in Totowa Church baptismal records as 
the wife of Johannes Ryerson. This is probably Nancy "Archibold," the 
former being the Dominie's conception of the way to spell an English name. 
The Totowa Church records show an entry of a child, Lena (or Eleanor), 
bap. May 9, 1793, as child of John D. Ryerson and Nance Erchable. We 
have information as to only one child: 

I. ELLEN, b. Mar. 17, 1793; d. Mar. 17, 1S39; m., first, David Berdan; second, 
iVIar. 10, 1S33, Aaron Doty. Children by the first husband: 
I. John Ryerson Berdan, b. 1813; d. 1S94; m. Eliza Banta, b. April 20, 1S15, 
dau. of George and Elizabeth (Van Idenstyne) Banta. They had children: 

i. John Ryerson Berdan, b. 1849. Residence, Paterson, N. J. 
There were other children of whom we have no information. 
II. David Berdan. 
m. Albert Berdan. 

IV. Nancy Berdan, m. Thomas Snyder and they had: 
i. Jeremiah Snyder, 
a. Richard Snyder. 
Hi. Garrett Snyder, 
iv. Ellen Snyder. 
By the second husband, Aaron Doty, there was one son: 

V. George Doty, b. 1S33; d. Oct. 2, 1S99; m. Lettie Ann Demarest. She had 
been twice m., first, to Jacob Fo.x; second, to Daniel Snyder. She had issue 
by her former husbands, but none by Mr. Doty. Residence, Oakland, N. J. 

55. FRANCIS D. RYERSON," (Dirck,^ Frans,^ Martin'), son of Dirck (Richard) 
and Lena (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 12, 1764, and d. Mar. 27, 1817. 
He inherited as his portion of his father's estate one-half of the homestead 
atWagerow. (Schenck). He evidently was engaged quite extensively in the 
manufacture of leather for we find on an old tax hst for the year 1807 that he 
was heavily taxed on the same. He was no doubt also the Francis Ryerson 
mentioned in a return of the Militia Co., of 181 1, entitled a " Correct Return" 


of all persons enrolled in the 5th Co., First Bat. and Third Reg., Bergen 
Brigade, commanded by Capt. Tunis I. Hennion. Francis D. Ryerson m. 
circa 1789, Jannetje (Jane) Lambert, b. Oct. 26, 1762. They had issue: 

132. I. DIRCK (Richard F.), b. Feb. 2, 1790; d. Dec. 7, i860; m. Mary Post. 

133. II. JAN (or John F.), b. Sept. 27, 1791; m. Catherine Van Houten, nee Stagg. 

III. JANNETJE (Jane), b. Nov. 6, 1793; d. AprU 3, 1834; m. Albert P. Hopper. 
Issue: • 

I. Peter A. Hopper, b. Oct. 16, 1816; d. Nov. 18, 1844; m. Hannah Still. 
II. Francis A. Hopper, b. Jan. 11, 1819. 

III. Albert Hopper, b. May 8, 1821; d. Jan. 15, 1887. 

IV. Eliza Jane Hopper, b. Jan. 17, 1824; m. William H. Lovell. 

V. Rachel Leah Hopper, b. Aug. 20, 1828; m. James W. Darlington. 

VI. Cornelius A. Hopper, b. Feb. 15, 18 — ; m. Annie Howard. 

VII. Mary Catherine Hopper, b. Feb. 15, 1831; m. John W. Mcintosh. 
\iii. Jonathan Henry Hopper, b. Jan. 24, 1834; d. in infancy. 

IV. FRANCIS F., b. Nov. 15, 1795; m. Sarah Skidmore. He was a farmer residing 
near Paterson, N. J. Francis F. and Sarah (Skidmore) Ryerson had children: 

I. Francis Ryerson, Jr., d. y. 

II. Jane Ryerson. 

in. Sarah Catherine Ryerson, m. a Mr. Cole. Her descendants reside at 
Bayonne, N. J. 
V. ABRAHAM F., b. May 8, 1799; d. 1856; m. Mary Ann Westervelt, nee Hinds. 
Mrs. Ryerson was a widow with two daughters. Mr. Ryerson left no issue. 
He married late in life. 
VI. HENDRICK (Henry F.), b. Oct. 24, 1802, bap. in Totowa Church, Nov. 28, 
1802. He was twin of his sister Leah. He left home when a young man and 
went west. He subsequently died in the East Indies. We have no knowledge 
of his marriage or any descendants. 
VII. LEAH, b. Oct. 24, 1802; d. Dec. 11, 1856; m. June 20, 1819, Cornelius P. Hopper, 
b. Nov. 9, 1790; d. Oct. 26, 1869. He was a son of Peter A. Hopper and brother 
to Albert P. Hopper, who m. his wife's sister, Jane Ryerson. Issue: 
I. Peter Hopper, b. July 22, 1825. 

II. Rachel Hopper, b. Oct. 5, 1828. 

III. Eliza Jane Hopper, b. July i, 1829; d. 1904; m. a Mr. Bowman. Residence, 
Paterson, N. J. 

IV. Cornelius Hopper, b. Feb. 13, 1831. 

V. George Whitefield Hopper, b. Oct. 28, 1S33. 

VI. Jonathan Hopper, b. Mar. 28, 1836. 

VII. Joseph Hopper, b. Mar. 26, 1838. 

viii. Albert C. Hopper, b. May 20, 1840; m. at Totowa Church, Dec. 9, 1863, 
Mary Burhans, b. in Oldham, N. J., Jan. 21, 1845. 

56. FRANCIS RYERSON,^ (John F.,^ Frans,^ Martin'), son of John Francis 
and Mary (Wessels) Ryerson, was b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., about the year 
1748, and d. in Nova Scotia, Canada, July 12, 1841. In 1783, he, being 
like his father an ardent Loyalist, left Brooklyn with his family 


for Nova Scotia. On a muster-roll of the Loyalists held in Annapolis, 
June i8 to 29, 1784, Francis Ryerson appears as having a wife, two children 
and one servant. He took a decided stand in favor of the King, and entered 
the British Army. Was appointed first an ensign and then a lieutenant. 
The old commissions are still preserved. 

He settled at Clements, N. S., where he resided during his lifetime and 
thus became the ancestor of the Ryerson family of Nova Scotia, whose 
descendants are now scattered throughout the Maritime Provinces and the 
New England States. He left an extensive estate at his death. His de- 
scendants to-day own some of the finest farms in the Maritime Provinces. 
His property in New York was confiscated and he never regained it. He 
m. July 25, 1778, Sarah Ryerson, dau. of John and Maria (Lefferts) Ryerson, 
b. Aug. 23, 1762, in Brooklyn, and d. in Nova Scotia, June 22, 1847. Their 
children were: 

134. I. JOHN, b. Jan. 25, 1779; d. Nov. 10, 1854; m. Sophia Ruggles. 

135. II. SIMEON, b. July 4, 1782; d. 1S12; m. Dorothy Van Buskirk. 

136. III. MARTIN, b. 1784; d. 1840; m. Jemima Van Buskirk. 

IV. MARY(PoUy),b. 1 787 ;m. Samuel Meeker, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Their children were: 
I. Martin Ryerson Meeker, m. Eliza Buckaloo and had issue: 
i. Samuel Meeker, 
ii. Martin Meeker. 
Hi. Jacob Meeker, 
iv. Cornelia Meeker. 
V. Sarah Meeker. 

vi. Mary Ryerson Meeker, d. iSSg; m. Jacob Van Cott, of Brooklyn, who 
d. Jan. 12, 1904. Issue: 

1. Mary Eliza Van Cott, m. Charles Jordan. Issue: Grace Jordan, 
m. Moses Stone, of Denver, Col. 

2. Jessie Jordan, m. Frederick Browning, of Denver, Col. 

3. Emma Gertrude Jordan, m. Lawrence iMandell. 

4. Ada Margaretta Jordan, m. Edward Swift. 
II. Sands Meeker, m. and settled in Philadelphia. 

III. Frank Meeker, unm. 

IV. Sarah Meeker, m. Richard Van Ness. Issue: 

i. Fannie Van Ness, m. but d. in childbirth. The child d. also. 
V. Catherine Francis Meeker. An artist. She was twice m. 
VI. Maria Meeker. 

There may have been two other Meeker children. 

137. V. STEPHEN De LANCY, b. July s, 1789; d. Aug. 24, 1846; m. Lois Kaiam. 

VL ELIZABETH BETTS, b. Aug. 25, 1791; m. Thomas Easson, b. Dec. 29, 1784. 
Resided at Annapolis, N. S. He was the son of David and Elizabeth (Fisher) 
Easson and grandson of John Easson, Master of Ordnance. Issue: 
I. Sar.ah Ann Easson, b. 1809; d. Jan. 21, 1896; unm. 

II. Letitia Fisher Easson, b. 1811; m., first, William Jones. He d. and she 
m., second, Robert Journay, a farmer of Weymouth, N. S. 


in. Frances Maria Easson, b. 1813; d. y. 

IV. Mary Elizabeth Easson, b. 1817; m. 1845, Stephen Payson, a farmer of 

V. Charlotte Easson, b. 1821; m. 1846, William Ruggles, a merchant of 
Clementsport, N. S. 

VI. Frances Maria Easson, b. 1823; m. in 1842, Stephen M. Ruggles, a farmer 
of Upper Clements, N. S. 

VII. FRANCES, b. Aug. 29, 1793; m. in 1817, James LeCain, b. Jflne 26, 1790, son of 
Francis Barclay LeCain, Jr., and Margaret (McNeish) (Ritchie) LeCain, and 
grandson of Francis Barclay LeCain, who came from the Island of Jersey to 
Annapolis, N. S., as Master Artificer, or Armorer, in the employ of the Board of 
Ordnance. He m., first, Allicia Maria, only dau. of Thomas Hyde; second, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Woodward) Foster. The children of 
James LeCain and Frances Ryerson were: 

I. Anna Maria LeCain, b. June 14, 1818; m. A. Gates. 
II. Margaret Eliza LeCain, b. July i, 1821; m. John L. Rice. 

III. James Francis LeCain, b. Oct. 20, 1823; m. Jan. 13, 1850, Sarah .'Vnn, dau. 
of James Morse. 

IV. Sarah Ann LeCain, b. Jan. 11, 1825; m. Isaiah Potter. 
V. John M. LeCain, b. Mar. i, 1827; m. Adelaide Durkee. 

VI. George LeCain, b. 1829; m. Agnes Hoyt. 

VII. Amasa LeCain, b. 1831; d. unm. 
vni. Thomas LeCain, b. 1833; d. unm. 

IX. Mary LeCain, m. Albert Berteaux. 
138. VIII. GEORGE, b. Nov. 26, 1798; d. Jan. 24, 1876; m. Mary Harris. 

57. JOHN RYERSON^ {John F.,' Frans,^ Martin'), son of John Francis and 
Mary (Wessels) Ryerson, d. (sup.) in Jan., 1828. We have very little definite 
information concerning him. He, like his father and brother Francis, was 
without doubt a Loyalist, and went to Nova Scotia at the close of the 
Revolutionary War. He is said to have resided in New Brunswick and to 
have descendants residing there. ..We find the name John Ryerson recorded 
as a Loyahst on a muster-roll called at Digby, N. S., Mar. 29, 1784. His 
wife's name was Hannah, probably Hannah Applestall, for we find a mar- 
riage record in New York marriage licenses of one Johannis Ryerson and 
Hannah Applestall, m. June 2, 1764. Unless this lady's name was Hannah 
Elizabeth or Elizabeth Hannah we are forced to conclude that he had 
another wife whose name was Elizabeth. (See p. 528, b. 234, N. Y. Co. 

Mr. Ryerson was living in New Bedford in 1793. His son, Simeon, was 
sent to school there, according to a letter written by his uncle George, on 
Nov. 5, 1793. The New York City Directory, of 1828, gives the name 
of Hannah Ryerson at No. 6 Catherine Slip. He was the father of at least 
four children living in 1797, in which year the grandfather, John F. Ryerson, 



makes a will and refers to children of son John "the boys to have as much 
again as the girls" in the division of a 400 pounds legacy. We have the 
name of only one child, viz. : 

I. SIMEON, b. . Went to school in Xew Bedford in 1793. No further trace. 

GEORGE RYERSON,^ {John F.,^ Frans,' Martin'), son of John F. and 
Mary (Wessels) Ryerson, d. about 1808. He was a fanner of Long Island 
and Bergen Co., N. J., and resided near Newtown, N. Y. At the close of 
the Revolutionary War, he, being a Loyalist, went to Nova Scotia in com- 
pany with his father and his wife, Elizabeth, who at that time was only a 
bride. He settled at Clements and in the "Muster Rolls of the American 
Colony" of June, 1784, he is recorded as a Loyalist with one child under 10 
years of age, and one servant. A few years later he returned to Brooklyn, 
and engaged in farming near his former home. 

After his father's death, in 1798, he returned to the homestead farm at 
the Dutch Kills (now part of L. I. City). This farm contained 130 acres 
and was inherited from his father. On May 8, 1802, his mother conveyed 
to him all her dower rights in the farm. About a week later, on May 12, 
1802, George Ryerson and his wife Elizabeth sold this farm to one James 

Prior to the sale of the farm he had removed to New Jersey and settled 
in what was known as the English Neighborhood, in Bergen Co., where he 
resided until his death. He was twice married, first, on Aug. 6, 1783, to 
Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Mary Ellis (owned Ellis Island in N. York 
Harbor). She d. between 1802 and 1806. She is probably the Elizabeth 
Ryerson buried in Trinity Churchyard, New York, and who is recorded in 
the register of said church as having d. Mar. 28, 1804, aged 68 years. He 
m., second, Mary . His children were by his first wife, Ehzabeth Ellis: 

I. SAMUEL ELLIS, b. 1784; d. after 1850; m. Rachel . 

II. MARY, b. 1786; d. June 21, 1803. 

III. ANTJE, or Hannah E. (called Nantie), b. Sept. 5, 17S8; d. about 1S70-2 and 
was buried in Jamaica, L. I. She m. Ezra Wilson Miller, b. June 11, 1782, 
son of Capt. Thaddeus and Deborah (Webb) Miller. He d. May 4,' 1S59! 
I. Eliza Ann Miller, d. Dec. 14, 1851; m. Benjamin B. Wright. The last 
years of Hannah Ellis (Ryerson) Miller, her mother, were spent with this 
daughter. They had issue: 
i. Benjamin Wright, Jr. 
it. Jeruska Siney Wright. 
Hi. Phoebe A. Wright, m. William Peck. 
iv. Lila Wright, m. Erastus Mead. 
V. Frank Wright. 


vi. Theodore Wright. He was drowned. 
vii. Augustus Wright, m. Mary Cornell. 

via. Robert Jefferson Wright, b. July 8, 1842, in Flushing, L. I. He was a 
retired merchant of New York. He was a man prominent in public 
affairs and a commissioner of New York City. He m. Nov. 21, 1865, 
Mary Jane, dau. of Charles and Mary Jane (Mathews) Perley. (Perley 
Gen.) Children: 

1. Harry Perley Wright, b. Dec. 21, 1866; d. unn*. 

2. Lillia Ann Wright, b. Jan. 16, 1S73; m. in New York, Jan. 16, 1895, 
Dr. Horace Wilson Northrop, D. D. S. He was b. in Ridgefield, 
Conn., Nov., 1S64, and was a son of Linus Olmstead and I\Iar- 
garet (Wallace-Holmes) Northrop. 

3. Robert Jefferson Wright, Jr., b. Nov. i, 1875. He was a Com- 
missioner of Correction in New York during Mayor Strong's 
administration; also a trustee of the Dry Dock Savings Bank. 

4. Phoebe Ann Wright, b. April 12, 1877; m. at Oceanside, N. Y., Jan. 
29, 1904, Rev. Charles Herbert Scholey, Presbyterian, b. at Cleve- 
land, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1877, son of George Barret and Margaret 
Isabella Amos Scholey. Author of a "Prodigal's Prayer." 

5. Mary Jane Wright, b. Nov. 8, 1S79. 

6. Claude Vincent Wright, b. Mar. 20, 1880; m. Florence Stafford 
Engel, b. in Switzerland, July 11, 1858, dau. of William and Ellen 
Stafford Engel. Residence, Rockville Center, L. I. Issue: 
Ruth Engel Wright, b. in New York, Sept. 24, igoi. 

7. Florence Grace Wright, b. Jan. 28, 1883; m. in Hempstead, Oct. 5, 
1903, Charles Cyril Hendrickson, b. in Brooklyn, Oct. 31, 1874, son 
of Increase Carpenter and Elizabeth (Reach) Hendrickson. Resi- 
dence, Rockville Center, L. I. 

8. Mabel Josephine Wright, b. Jan. 16, 1S86. 

9. Benjamin Birdsall Wright, b. Dec. 25, 1889. 

II. Ch.'\rles E. Miller, m. a dau. of Peter Osterman, of L. I. They had a 
large family of children, eighteen it is said, and they reside in various places 
on L. I. 

in. Joseph Miller, d. unm. 

IV. Col. Ezra Miller, b. May 12, 1S12; d. July 9, 1885. He was one of the 
representative men of New York. He was soldier, surveyor, and inventor. 
He entered the Union Army as a private and served with distinction through 
the war, being promoted several times until he attained the rank of Colonel 
of the First Light Artillery. He was also a civil engineer, in the employ of 
the government. He resided for many years near Janesville, Wis. He sur- 
veyed for the government the greater part of the Dakotas. He invented 
the famous MUler car-coupler in use on the railroads to-day. (For a sketch 
of his life see "Representative Men of N. Y.") He m. in May, 1841 (his 
cousin), Amanda Jane, b. 1817, d. Nov. 29, 1S81, dau. of his father's brother, 
Seth, and Maria (Cooder) Miller. They resided in Hohokus, N. J., the old 
homestead being in possession of the family. Their children were: 
i. Amanda Josephine Miller, b. Feb. 28, 18 — ; m. Marshall L. Hinman, of 
Dunkirk, N. Y. 


a. Ezra W. Miller, b. May 26, 1845; d. April 12, 1905; m. Nov. 8, 1870, 
Caroline I. Rollins, b. 1849, dau. of True Worthy and Catherine (Hart- 
man) Rollins and granddaughter of Col. Jonathan and Judith (Palmer) 
Rollins. Issue: 
I. Adele Rollins Miller. Residence, Mahrwahr, N. J. (See RoUin 
Gen., also Blanchard-Meady Memorial.) 
Hi. Harriet Martha Miller, m. John Henry Van Kirk. 
iv. Jordan Gray Miller, b. Jan. 31, 1850; m. Emily W. Beard, dau. of Eli 
Beard. ChOdren: 

1. Florence Louisa Miller. 

2. Ethel Gumming Miller. 

V. Dr. Franklin Pierce Miller, b. Dec. 31, 1854; m. Dec. 3, 1S7S, Elizabeth 
A. BedeU, dau. of Robert H. Bedell, ex-president of Erie R. R. A 
physician of Brooklyn. Issue: 

1. Theodore Miller, d. y. 

2. Franklin Pierce Miller. 


JOHN (Johannis) J. RYERSON,^ {John I.,' John G./joris,^ Martin'), 
eldest son of John I. (Johannis) and Elsye (Lozier) Ryerson, was b. July lo, 
1779, and bap. Sept. 5, of the same year, in the old Totowa Dutch Reformed 
Church. The sponsors were Johannes Ryerson and Maria Wessels, the 
latter being his cousin. In 1807 his name appears on an old tax list of 
Saddle River, he being taxed for twenty acres of improved land. He was 
a farmer and resided at Manchester, near Paterson. He d. in 1850. He 
m. Maria Jane Bogart. Their children were: 

I. ANNA, b. Dec. 14, 1800; m. Cornelius Demarest. 
II. JANE, m. Henry O'Neil. 
. III. JOHN I., b. Oct. I, 1804; d. Oct. 27, 1863; m. Sarah Westervelt. 

IV. GEORGE, nothing definitely is known of him, but it is said he m. and went south. 
. V. STEPHEN, m. Margaret Van Saun. 
VI. ]\IARIA, m. John Feisher, or Forshay. 
VII. ELLEN, m. a Mr. Polhemus, and had a daughter: 

I. Ann Maria Polhemus. 

CORNELIUS JOHN RYERSON, ^ {John I.,' John G.,» J oris,' Martin'), 
youngest son of John I. (Johannis) and Elsye (Lozier) Ryerson, was born 
April 16, 1790; and d. Mar. 19, 1876. He resided near Paterson, N. J., 
during the early part of his life. Later he went to New York State, where he 
remained for some time. He then removed to Ohio, and from there to 
Indiana, where, it is said, one of his sons m. and remained. He married 

three times. His first wife was Betsey . The children of this union 


I. ANNIE, m. and moved to New York. 
II. JOHN. This son remained in Ohio after his father had removed to Indiana. 

After Betsey's death, Cornelius John Ryerson m. , and the children 

of this m. were: 

III. GEORGE, m. Welthea Willcock. Resided in Plymouth, Hancock Co., 111. 
Their children were: 
I. John Ryerson. 

II. George Ryerson. 

III. Thomas Ryerson. 

IV. Clarinda Aseneth Ryerson. 



IV. CORNELIUS, m. and resided near Rob Roy and Terre Haute, Ind. 

After the death of his second wife, Cornelius John Ryerson m. Mar. 15, 
1821, his third wife, Phoebe Campbell, who was born May 14, 1804, and d. 
Aug. 2, 1888. The children of this m. were: 

V. ISAAC, b. Aug. 5, 1S27; d. July 5, 1890; m. Nancy J. Bayles. His widow later 
became Mrs. Samuel Overstreet, of Montgomery City, Mo. 

142. VI. THOMAS C, b. Sept. 22, 1829; d. 1S72; m. Sarah (or Sally) Souders. 

VII. ORILLA, b. May 7, 1831; m. John Brown. They had eleven children, ten died 
early in life. The surviving dau. : 
I. Mary Jane Brown, m. William Benner, and resides at Oak Hill, Mo. 
VIII. HANNAH, b. May 17, 1834; m., first, James Wier; second, a Mr. Sprollinger; 
third, a Mr. Wilson. Her children were: 
I. Phoebe Wier, m. Charles Souders. 
II. SoPHRO^^A Sprollinger. 
III. .\nnie Wilson. 

61. JOHN G. RYERSON.s {George /.,< John G.,' Joris;- Martin'), son of George I. 

and Tomesyntie (Van Buskirk) Ryerson, was b. in 1771. He m. Leah 
Westervelt. A portrait of this lady is now in the possession of Mrs. Christina 
Terhune, of Passaic, her great-granddaughter. They had one child, a son: 

143. I. GEORGE I., b. Dec. 17, 1793; d. Dec. 13, 1S76; m. three times. 

62. JOH.\NNIS (John) W. RYERSON,^ {Hassel,' John G.,^ Joris;- Martin'), 
eldest son of Hassel and Doocie (Earl) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 21, 1772, and 
d. in 1845. Both he and his wife were buried at ISIilford, Ind. In 1797, 
according to a diary left by his brother, Nicholas, he sold his farm in New 
Jersey to Michael Vreeland (his uncle), and removed to Ohio. Here he 
obtained a large tract of land. He finally moved to Pierceton, Ind., and 
there resided with his son, George W. Ryerson, until his death some years 
later. He m. at Paterson, N. J., in 1791, Antje Van Allen, b. 1774. Johan- 
nis W. and Antje (Van Allen) Ryerson had children: 

I. JANETJE (Jane), b. Nov. 21, 1792; d. May 6, 1S57 (or 59); m. Lieutenant 
William Shafer, July 13, iSio. Mr. Shafer was b. in Somerset Co., N. J. He 
was a Lieutenant in the War of 1S12, in a Company from Butler Co. He d. in 
1880, at Middletown, Ohio, at the age of 98, and at the time of his death was the 
oldest citizen in Butler Co. In 1S60, after the death of his first wife, he m. a Mrs. 
Elizabeth Hill. His children were: 

I. Elizabeth Shafer, b. Nov. 28, 1811; d. July 6, 1884; m. Jan. 29, 1S29, 
Thomas Long, b. Mar. 27, 180S; d. April 26, 1870. Their children were: 
i. Newton Long, b. AprO 21, 1830; d. xApril 3, 1S55; m. Jan. 19, 1851, 
Elizabeth McDade. Children: 

1. Elwood Long. 

2. James Long. 


ii. William S. Long,}). ]u\y 6, 1832; d. Mar. 15, i8g8; m. Dec. 24, 1857, 
Massa Ann Lee, b. July 10, 1838. Children: 

1. LoweUa Long, b. Jan. 13, i860; m. Marcus Jones. 

2. Nina Viola Long, b. July 15, 1872; m. Frank Beecher Warren, and 
they had children: 

1. Lowella Gertrude Warren, b. April 3, 1894. 

2. Elbert Clay Warren, b. May 22, 1896. 

J. George Charles Warren, b. Aug. 11, 1897. 
in. David Long, b. Sept. 3, 1834; d. July 13, 1899; m. Oct. 10, 1861, Amanda 
Wisehart. Children: 

1. Alice Long. 

2. Minnie Long. 

3. Louie Long. 

4. Emma Long. 

5. Edwin Long. 

6. George Long. «■ 

7. Frank Long. 

8. Grace Long. 

iv. Calvin Long, h. Feb. 26, 1837; m. Dec. 24, 1862, Sarah Ann Johnson. 

1. James Long. 

2. Charles Long. 

3. Rebe Long. 

4. Cora Long. 

V. Jane Long, b. July 23, 1839; m. David McDade. Children: 

1. Newton McDade. 

2. Thomas McDade. 

3. Franklin McDade. 

4. Rebecca McDade. 

5. Letta McDade. 

6. Nannie McDade. 

7. Charles McDade. 

8. Lillie McDade. 

9. Otto McDade. 
10. Alonzo McDade. 

vi. John Long, h. Nov. 5, 1841; d. Nov. 24, 1861; unm. 
vii. Rebecca Long, b. Mar. 24, 1844; m. Dec. 24, 1868, John H. Scott. 

1. Minnie Scott. 

2. Annetta Scott. 

3. Franklin Scott. 

4. Helen Scott. 

via. Sarah Long, h. Sept. 20, 1846; d. Oct. 16, 1847. 
ix. Albert Long, h. Feb. 14, 1849; d. Oct. 15, 1850. 
X. Silas Long, h. Sept. 20, 1851 ; m. Sept. 28, 1881, Rachel Shafer. Children: 

1. Gertrude Long. 

2. Ira Long. 

3. Martha Long. 


4. Viola Long. 

5. Carrie Long. 

6. Robert Long. 

7. Lois Long. 

.r;'. Franklin P. Long, b. Feb. 20, 1854; d. Feb. 22, 1S76; unm. 
n. Mary Ann Shafer, b. 1813; m. 1S35, Daniel Jewell. Children: 
i. Uriah W. Jewell, 
ii. Elmira Jewell. 
Hi. Almanson Jewell. 
iv. Almiram Jewell. 
V. Jane Jewell, 
vi. John Jewell, 
vii. Holmes Jewell. 

III. Catherine Sh.afer, b. 1815; m. 1835, Samuel B. Holmes. Resided at 
Middletown, Ohio. Children: 

i. John Holmes. 

ii. Martha Holmes, m. Theodore Martin. 
Hi. Jane Holmes. 

iv. Ada Holmes, m. William McChesney. 
V. Catherine Holmes, 
vi. William Holmes, m. Sarah Sutphin. 
vii. Henry A. Holmes, m. Eliza Sill. 
via. Samuel Holmes, m. Virginia Rose. 
ix. Frank Holmes. 
X. Thomas Brown Holmes, m. Ella Kearns. 

IV. John Ryerson Shafer, b. 1817; m., first, in 1843, Sarah Davis; second, in 
1852, Rebecca B. Vail. His children were: 

i. Francis Brown Shafer. 
ii. Josephine Shafer, b. 1847; m. William Sinkey. 

By his second wife: 
Hi. Anna Maria Shafer. 
iv. Edwin Vail Shafer. 
V. William Randall Shafer. 
V. Henry Shafer, b. 1820; d. unm. 

VI. Sarah Jane Shafer, b. 1S22; m. in 1840, John Porter. Resided at Conners- 
ville, Ind. Children: 
i. Ella Porter, m. Joseph M. Webster, and they had children: 

1. Mary Webster. 

2. Sarah Ann Webster. 

3. Lydia Webster. 

4. Rosalind Webster. 

5. John Augustus Webster. 

6. Charles Henry Webster. 

VII. Peter Shafer, b. 1825; m. in 1849, Elizabeth Cheeseman, and they had 
i. John Ryerson Shafer, m. Harriet B. McClure. They resided at Middle- 
town, Ohio. 
ii. William A. Shafer, m. Hannah Van Cleef. 


Hi. Hannah Jane Sliafer, m. Frank M. Hughes. 

h'. Mary Elizabeth Shafer, m. Rev. Edward McHugh. Resides in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 
V. Ira Ryerson Shafer. 

vi. Louis Cheeseman Shafer, m. Loretta C. Sourd. 
VIII. Adaline Shafer, b. 1827; m. in 1S49, William (or Jacob) Simpson. Their 
children were: 
i. Cassius M. Simpson. , 

ii. Henry Shafer Simpson. 
Hi. Frances M. Simpson. 
IX. William Brown Shafer, b. 1830; d. y. 
X. Wilson Shafer, b. 1832; d. y. 

XI. Irene Wells Shafer, b. Aug. 18, 1834; d. Jan. 16, 1892; m. Nelson Van 
Sandt, or Van Zandt, b. May 14, 1828. Their chOdren were: 
i. William Henry Van Sandt, b. April 25, 1857. 
ii. Francis B. Van Sandt, b. Sept. 11, 1859; d. April 6, 1862. 
Hi. Charles Van Sandt, b. May 3, 1862; d. April 13, 1863. 
iv. Nancy Jane Van Sandt, h. Nov. 12, 1864; m. Dec. 28, 1897, Thomas 
J. Sidener, b. Sept. 15, 1873; they hsLve a son, Nelson Van Buren Sidener, 
b. Jan. 13, 1899. 
V. Joanna Van Sandt, b. Aug. i, 1869. 
vi. Minnie Wells Van Sandt, b. July 27, 1872. 
II. LENA, b. May 9, 17.93. Supposed to have d. early in life, as we have no further 

144. III. JOHN, b. Sept. 21, 1795; d. 1869; m. Elizabeth Winegarten. 

IV. HASSEL, bap. Jan. 6, 1799, in the Totowa Church. Witnesses: Harremann 
Van Blarcom and Elizabeth Van Aule. 

145. V. MICHAEL VREELAND, b. 1800; d. 1843; m- Eleanor Boylan. 

VI. CATHERINE, b. Mar. 14, 1804; d. Jan. 14, 1873; m. David Clapp,b. July i, 1804; 
d. June 14, 1867. Both were buried at South Whitely, Ind. Their children were: 
I. Nelson Clapp, b. June 2, 1S32; d. July 29, 1833. 
II. Sarah Clapp, d. Feb. 10, i860; m. Daniel Jewell. 

III. William Clapp, b. Sept. 29, 1834; d. 1871; m. Nancy Hayes. 

IV. Mary Jane Clapp, b. Dec. 14, 1835; m. Chester Ward. They had children 
as follows: 

i. Charles Ward. 
ii. Allis Ward. 
Hi. Ada Ward. 
iv. Casha Ward. 
V. Annetie Ward. 
vi. Harriet Ward. 
vii. John Ward. 
via. William Ward. 
V. Martin Ryerson Clapp, b. July 24, 1837; m. Catherine Hendricks. Their 
children were: 
i. Adeline Clapp, b. Aug. 3, 1S61; m. Peter Beecham, agent for the N. P. & 
O. R. R. Co., at Knox, Ind. Their children were: 
I. Herman Beecham. 


2. Ernest Beecham. 

3. Agnes Beecham. 

a. Marvin W. Clapp, m. Cynthia W. Copeland. Their children were: 

1. Harry Clapp, b. 1887. 

2. Howard Clapp, b. 1888. 

3. Raymond Clapp, b. 1894. 

4. Bessie Clapp. Living in Fostoria, Ohio. 

in. Ora A. Clapp, b. June 6, 1872; m. Carrie Youngblood. Issue: 

I. Zada Clapp, b. 1893. Residence, Fostoria, Ohio. 
iv. Olie Martin Clapp, b. Aug. 21, 1873. Killed when eight years old by a 
train while on his way to school. 
VI. Caroline Clapp, b. Mar. 4, 1839; d. Sept. 27, 1845. 

VII. John Calvin Clapp, b. May 20, 1841; d. in 1898; m., first, Martha Allright. 
i. Harry Clapp. 
ii. Carry Clapp. 

His second wife was Susan Tinsley, and their children were: 
Hi. Muriel Clapp. 
iv. Madge Clapp. 
vm. Dorothy Ellen Clapp, b. May 22, 1843; d. in i860. 
IX. Milton Clapp, b. Nov. 3, 1845; d. 1880; m. April 12, 1877, Kate Garland, 

b. July 17, 1854. No issue. Widow lives at South Whitely, Ind. 
X. George Riley Clapp, b. May 16, 1848; m. Eliza Perry. Children: 
i. Orvillc Clapp. 
ii. Hebcr Clapp. 
Hi. Vernon Clapp. 
Vn. DOROTHY, b. in 1806; d. in 1857; m. John Waldron, and resided at Middletown, 
Ohio. Their children were: 
I. William S. Waldron, m. Angeline Bright, and they had children: 
i. Lulu Waldron. 
ii. Harold Waldron. 
Hi. Charles Waldron. 
II. Martha Anna Waldron, m. in 1855, Jarvis Hargitt, b. April 24, 1833, in 
Dearborn Co., Ind. He was the fourth child of Robert and Jane (Palmer) 
Hargitt. They resided at Waldron, Butler Co., Ohio. Their children were: 
i. Dorolhy Hargitt. 

ii. John Waldron Hargitt, m. Emma Hughes. 
Hi. Robert P. Hargitt, m. Mary Bell, of Cincinnati. He is an attorney with 

offices in the BeU Block, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
iv. Jane Hargitt, m. John McGrath. 
V. Clement V. Hargitt. 
III. Emeline Waldron, m. William E wing. Issue: 
i. Laura Ewing. 
ii. Thomas Ewing. 

146. VHI. PETER, b. Nov. 20, 1808; d. April 24, 1846; m. Isabelle Van Arsdale. 

147. IX. GEORGE WASHINGTON, b. AprU 9, 1 8 1 1 ; d. Nov. 2 , 1 8 7 1 ; m. Rebecca Lipps. 

X. ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 19, 1813; d. Aug. 31, 1896; m. John Burns. No issue. 
Resided at Milford, Kosciusko Co., Ind. 


63. HASSEL RYERSON, Jr.,^ {Hassel,* John G.,^ Joris,^ Martin'), son of 
Hassel and Doocie (Earl) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 22, 1777, and was bap. in 
the Old Totowa Church. The sponsors at his bap. were Hassel Peterse 
and Fyte Van Houten. He was killed by a fall from his horse about 181 6. 

He m., about 1804, Nany , and the widow subsequently became Mrs. 

Carpenter. He resided at Vernon, in Sussex Co., but d. at Oldham, near 
Paterson. After his death his family removed to Ohio. jChildren: 

I. ADELINA EARL, (no further information). 
II. PATIENCE, b. about 1805; m. Jared Munson, Jr., of Goshen, N. Y., who was 
b. Mar. 21, 1800. She d. in 1843, and he m., second, Barbara Hook. He had 
five children by his first wife, and two by his second. He d. Aug. 22, 1S54. Was 
a farmer, and resided at Marion, Marion Co., Ohio. The children of Jared and 
Patience (Ryerson) Munson were: 
I. Elizabeth Munson, b. May 29, 1832; unm. Resided at Marion, Ohio, 
n. Hassel (or Hessel) Munson, b. Jan. 31, 1834. 

III. Ira Munson, d. 1863. Resided at Paterson; m. Elizabeth , and had 

two children: 

i. George W. Munson, d. 1862. 
ii. Laura N. Munson. 

IV. William Munson. 

V. Elisha Walter Munson. 

Benjamin and Susan, or Mary M., Munson, were the children of the second 
m. of Jared Munson, Jr. (See Munson Genealogy.) 

III. IRA, b. Mar., or Feb. 20, 1806; d. Sept. 8, 1873; m., first, Gertrude, dau. of 
Abraham Van Houten. She d. July s, 1868, aged 58 years. He m., second, 
Rachel Ann Van Saun, b. Nov. 12, 1828. She d. May 30, 1879. He resided at 
Totowa. He left no surviving issue though he had a daughter, Elizabeth, by his 
first wife, who was the victim of consumption at the age of 16 years. She d. 
May 22, 1848. 

IV. HASSEL P., b. May, 180S; d. July 27, 1S81; m. Lucinda . He was a 

farmer, living at Singac and Vineland. His children were: 

I. Orilla Ryerson. 
II. Elizabeth Ryerson. 

64. (ENOCH) NICHOLAS RYERSON (caUed Nicholas),^ {Hassel,^ John G.,' 
J oris, "^ Martin'), son of Hassel and Doocie (Earl) Ryerson, was b. on his 
grandfather's homestead, one mile from Paterson, April 8, 1781, and d. 
Jan. 2, 1868. He m. Oct. i, 1804, Ann Farber, dau. of Caleb Farber, of 
Vernon. She was b. Nov. 26, 1787, and d. Mar. 15, 1873. In 1802 he 
settled at Amity, N. Y., and became one of the best known and wealthiest 
citizens of Orange Co. The children of (Enoch) Nicholas and Ann (Farber) 
Ryerson were: 

I. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 13 (or 30), 1S06 (1S07); d. Jan. 15, 1891; m. Jan. 14, 1824, 
Amos, son of Israel and Nancy (Conger) Munson. Mr. Munson lived in Pater- 
son fourteen years, but in 1838 removed to Deckertown. No issue. 



148. II. JOHN NICHOLAS, b. Mar. 12, 1S09; d. Jan., 1885 (Schenck), 1890 (L. J. R.), 

m. twice. 
III. ANNA, b. Oct. 20, iSii; d. July i, 1S92; m. Aug. 17, 1831, George W. Houston. 
I. Joseph Houston. 

II. John Henry Houston, who was drowned from the steamer Melville during 
the Civil War. He left a large fortune which was divided among the rela- 
tives. Resided at Middletown, Orange Co., N. Y. 

149. lY PETER NICHOLAS, b. Sept. 9, 1814; d. April 12, 1902; m. Lorinda Rutan. 

V. DOLLY, b. Nov. 27, 1S17. Lived only 14 days. 
VI. CATHERINE, b. Mar. 29, 1819; m. Evi Adams Martin (named in honor of 
Judge Evi Adams, Susse.x, 1790), a prosperous farmer of Orange Co., N. Y. 
They had issue: 
I. John Ryerson Martin, m. Sarah Hunt. Issue: 
i. William Desart Martin, 
a. George Evi Martin. 
Hi. John Ryerson Martin, 
iv. Louis Martin. 
II. Ann E. Maktin, m. Smith Morehouse. Issue: 
i. Martin L. Morehouse, 
ii. Delia Morehouse. 
Hi. Anna Morehouse, 
iv. Elizabeth Morehouse. 

III. Lewis R. (or Louis) Martin, m. Mary . Issue: 

i. Helena Martin, 
ii. Elberts Martin. 
Hi. Mary Martin, 
iv. Louis Martin. 

IV. Nicholas R. Martin. 

VII. DELIA (Dolly), b. June 20, 1S21; d. Feb. 15, 1904; m. Aug. 23, 1S39, Peter J. 
Brown, a wealthy farmer of Glenwood, Sussex Co., N. J. They had two chil- 
I. Ann Elizabeth Brown, b. at Paterson April, 1841; m. Feb. 25, 1863, Capt. 
Daniel Bailey, b. at Glenwood, N. J., Nov. 25, 1841, son of Matthew and 
Sarah Maria (Ferrier) Bailey, and nephew of Mrs. John Nicholas (Hannah 
Bailey) Ryerson, Mrs. Amos Munson (Matilda Bailey) Ryerson, and Mrs. 
William (Alzada Bailey) Toland. Capt. Bailey inherited the homestead of 
his grandfather. (See Whitney Genealogy.) He was commissioned Capt. 
of Co. F. 27th Reg., N. J. Vol. Inf., Sept. 19, 1862, and served in the Army of 
the Potomac, Dept. of Ky., and at Jeffersonville, Ind., in command of U. S. 
Arsenal. The close of the war found him on the staff of Gen. Brisben. 
Their children were: 
i. Sarah M. Bailey, b. !Mar. 25, 1863; m. J. J. Van Order. Issue: 

1. Robert Bailey Van Order. 

2. Emily McChesney Van Order. 

3. John Ferrier Van Order. 

4. Elizabeth Brown Van Order. Residence, Caldwell, N. J. 
//. Matthew Grant Bailey, h. Feb. 25, 1864; m. May Elston. Issue: 

I. Sarah Louise Bailey. 


iii. Ann Delia Bailey, b. Sept. 12, 1866; m. Dr. William E. Reed. Issue: 

1. Charles Bailey Reed. 

2. Marion Davison Reed. 

iv. Bessie Munscvi Bailey, b. May 13, 1873. 

II. MuNSON RvERSON Brown, who m. Julia Houston. He was a farmer, of 
Orange Co., N. Y., and had issue: 

i. Anna Houston Brown. 
150. VIII. NICHOLAS N., b. April 21, 1824; m. Sarah Rhodes. 

IX. ABIGAIL, b. Mar. 28, 1827; m. Dec. 25, 1843, John Thompson Walling, a well- 
to-do farmer of Amity, Orange Co., N. Y. Issue: 
I. Brice Perry Walling, of Deckertown, m. in June, 1S74, Sarah B. Blauvelt, 
dau. of John D. and Sarah (Banta) Blauvelt and maternal granddau. of 
John and Lavina (Westervelt) Banta and paternal granddau. of Richard 
and Leah (Demarest) Blauvelt. 
II. Nicholas Ryerson Walling, m. Elizabeth Knapp. 

III. George Houston Walling. 

IV. Francis Walling. 

v. John Ryerson Walling, of Hamburg, Sussex Co., N. J.; m. Lucy Bull. 
VI. Anna Delia Walling, m. Prof. Wm. H. Seely, founder of Seely English 
Classical School, Deckertown, N. J. Issue: 
i. Elizabeth Munson Seely. 
a. Aimed a Timlow Seely. 
iii. Anna Walling Seely. 
iv. Ruth Abigail Seely, d. y. 
II. Lydia Seely, d. y. 
vn. Elizabeth Munson Walling, m. Fred W. Wilson, of New York. 
VIII. Amos Munson Walling, d. y. 
IX. Charles Feagles Walling, a merchant of Amity, N. Y.; m. Minnie Clark. 
X. JANE, b. Feb. q (or 19), 1830; m. Mar. 17, 1848, Abiah F. WaUing (brother of 
John T. Walling), a wealthy farmer of Middletown, N. Y., and they have issue: 
I. John Ryerson Walling, m. Fannie Brown. 

II. Anna Houston Walling, m. Ebenezer Bull, of Campbell Hall, N. Y. 
III. Frank Ryerson Walling, m. Carrie Bennet. 

65. PETER RYERSON,^ {Hassel,* John G.,^ Joris,' Martin^), son of Hassel and 
Doocie (Earl) Ryerson, b. Mar. 20, 1784; d. about i860. He was a farmer 
of Sussex Co., N. J., and also owned and operated an extensive tanning 
plant. He m., first, Elizabeth, dau. of Paul and Elizabeth Farber; b. Dec. 
20, 1793; d. Aug. 14, 1847; second, Mrs. Jane Hayne, a widow. By his 
first m. he had ten children, and by the second one daughter. The children 
of Peter and Elizabeth (Farber) Ryerson were: 

I. DOLLY (so called), Delia or Dorothy, as sometimes known, b. 181 2; m., first, 
John Givans; and, second, Peter Bross. Resided at Newton, N. J. Issue: 
I. Fowler. 
II. Isaac 

III. George. 

IV. Elizabeth Steele-Taylor, of Wilmington, Delaware. 


151. II. NICHOLAS FARBER, b. Dec. 4, 1813; d. Oct. 15, 1861; m. Sarepta Simonson. 

III. JANE FARBER, m. William D. Givans, who d. Oct. 27, 1SS4. Issue: 

I. Sylvester R. Givans, m. Sarah Hunt. Issue: 
/. Frank Givans. 
a. Catherine Givans. 

Hi. Elroy Givans, m. Elizabeth Ryerson, dau. of Amos M. Ryerson, of 
Denton, N. Y., and they have a daughter: 
I. Mary Givans. 
II. Elizabeth Givans. 

III. Samuel Givans, m. and resided at E. Orange, N. J. 

IV. John Givans. 

V. Catherine Givans. 
VI. Abigail Givans. 
MI. Nicholas Givans. 
VIII. Abigail Ryerson Givans, m. Charles Rhoads, a florist of San Diego, Cal. 

IV. ELIZA, m. Rev. Price Van Nostrand, and resided at Amity, N. Y. Both are 
dead. They had issue: 

I. Jane Van Nostrand. 
II. Mary Van Nostrand. 

III. Elizabeth Van Nostrand. 

IV. John Van Nostrand. 

V. Matthew Van Nostrand. 
VI. Price Van Nostrand. 
VII. Adelia Van Nostrand. 
VIII. Theodore Van Nostrand. 
i.x. Frank Van Nostrand. 

152. V. PAUL FARBER, b. Dec. i, 1818; m. Sarah Drew. 

153. VI. GEORGE M.. b. Mar. 10, 1S20; m. twice. 

154. VII. JOHN FARBER, b. Aug. 5, 1823; d. Jan. 8, 1898; m. Catherine Jane Drew. 
VIII. WILLIAM, d. at the age of 12 years. 

IX. SARAH, b. April 5, 1827; m. Ebenezer Drew, b. Oct. 25, 1S25; d. Oct. 20, 1900. 
She and her husband settled in Ohio. Issue: 
I. Clara Drew, b. Jan. 15, 1854; m. Frank Perry. Residence, Norwalk, 

II. Alice Drew, b. Sept. 6, 1858; d. Aug. 23, 18S8. 
III. Irving Drew, b. Dec. 7, i860; m. Jennie Bowersox. Issue: 
i. Harold Drew, 
ii. A daughter. 

155. X. MARTIN M., b. May 5, 1S33; m. twice. 
XL KATHERINE. Resided, Athens, N. Y. 

66. HON. DAVID RYERSON,-' {Martin,' Martin,' Joris,^ Martin'), son of 
Martin, Jr., and Rhoda (Hull) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 9, 1781, and spent his 
early life on the farm. He d. Jan. 21, 1867. He purchased extensive tracts 
of land of non-resident owners, divided them into farms, and sold the latter 
to individuals at moderate prices, gi\dng them long terms wherein to make 
payment. By this process waste lands were improved and plodding tenants 
were transformed into independent farmers. For 26 years he was Treasurer 


of Sussex Co., and from 1831 to 1865 he was President of the Sussex Bank. 
From 1829 to 1835 he was a member of the State Coxmcil (Legislature) and 
distinguished himself in the discharge of his pubHc duties. He m. Mary, 
granddaughter of Joseph and Martha (Kirkpatrick) Linn, and daughter of 
Dr. Andrew Linn. David and Mary (Linn) Ryerson, had eight children: 

I. ANDREW LINN, b. June 25, 1817; d. May 18, 1834. • 
156. II. GEORGE MARTIN, b. AprU 6. 1819; d. Dec. 24, 1900; m. Catherine E. Haggerty. 

III. EMMA ELIZABETH, b. in Newark, June 7, 1821; m, AprU, 1856, Rev. Myron 
Barret, who d. May 6, 1S71. She d. Mar. 10, 1900, and was buried at Newton. 
Dr. Barret was a graduate of Yale and pastor of the Presbyterian Church at New- 
ton, N. J. Issue: 

I. David Ryerson Barret, b. Jan. 21, 1S57, d. y. 
n. Andrew Barret, b. at Stroudsburg, N. J., July, i860. He is a physician in 

New York City. 
m. Louise Barret, b. Nov. 18, 1861 ; m. Mar. 12, 1900, Judge Francis J. Swazee, 

Judge of Essex County Circuit Court of Appeals. He was appointed, Jan. 

13, 1903, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Residence, 

Newark, N. J. 

IV. MARGARET A., b. Mar. 9, 1824; m. Sept. 4, 1846, Anthony Denton Morford, 
M. D. Dr. IMorford was the son of Samuel and Elsie (De Riemer) Morford. 
Dr. Morford graduated as a physician, but left his profession and joined a Mr. 
Vermilye, of New York, in the banking business at Nyack. New York, of which 
bank he was cashier. He was also interested largely in the North River Steam- 
ship Company. Dr. Morford removed to Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1873, and again 
entered the medical profession, subsequently returning to Nyack, N. Y., where he 
died Nov., 1904. Issue: 

I. Andrew Linn Morford, b. June 6, 1S47; d. Aug. 31, 1847. 
II. Charles Augustin Morford, b. June 4, 1848. Killed in a R. R. accident 
at San Francisco, California. He was named in honor of his uncle, Charles 
A. Morford, a banker of New York City. 

III. Anna E. Morford, b. at Newton, June 4, 1850; d. May 6, 1851. 

IV. Mary Linn Morford, b. in Newton; d. April, 1SS8; m. David D. Smith, of 
Nyack, and had children: 

i. Ralph Smith. 
ii. Mary Smith. 

Hi. Harold Smith, w'ho served in the late war with Spain, in Battery A. of 
Philadelphia. He d. from effects of service three days after his return 
from Porto Rico. 
V. Elsie De Riemer Morford, m. Dr. E. Maynard, of Nyack. Issue: 
i. Linn De Riemer Maynard. 
ii. Margaret Anthony Maynard. 
vj. Evelyn Weakley Morford. Preceptress of the Girls' College of Brj-n 

Mawr, Pa. 
\ii. Susan Morford. A teacher in the Girls' College at Bryn Mawr. 
viii. Margaret Blauvelt Morford, m. Fred V. Green. 
IX. David Ryerson Morford, b. at Nyack, Aug. 6, 1866. Resides, Ypsilanti, 


V. CATHERINE R., b. Dec. 14, 1826; m. Nov. 13, 1850, William McMurtry, of 
Basking Ridge, Morris Co., N. J. Children: 
I. Anna McMurtry, d. May, 1904; m. Charles Thompson, a prominent 
attorney of Jersey City. Children: 
i. Charles D. Thompson, Jr. (Carl). 
ii. Lawrence Mills Thompson, 
in. Julian Francis Thompson. 
II. Mary McMurtry, m. her cousin David Rutter, a grandson of Lieut. 
Thomas Ryerson, being his daughter Esther's son. 

III. Francis McMurtry, b. at Newark. Resides at Newton, N. J. 

IV. Caroline Simpson McMurtry, m. Henry Hunter Welles, an attorney of 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

V. William McMurtry, d. y. 

VI. David Ryerson McMurtry, d. y. Sept. 27, 1861. 
VII. Emma Barret McMurtry. 
VI. JOHN JAY, b. April 20, 18—; d. Nov. 20, 18—. 
VII. ANN LINN, b. Mar. 28, 1833; d. June 8, 1843. 

VIII. MARY LINN, b. at Newton, N. J., May 28, 1836; m. Judge William Erskine 
Skinner, of Hoboken. Judge Skinner was b. in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 17, 
1831, and came to America in 1840 with his parents, the Rev. John Skinner, D. D., 
and Elizabeth (Taylor) Skinner. He was admitted to the practice of law at 
Natchez, Miss., in 1857, and on returning to New Jersey he followed his pro- 
fession in Trenton and Newark. In 1864 he was made Counsellor, while living 
in Kearney, Hudson Co. He was a Master Examiner and Special Master of 
Chancery; Supreme Court Commissioner, and U. S. Commissioner. He was 
Presiding Judge of the Bergen Co., N. J., Court of Common Pleas, Quarter Ses- 
sions and Orphans' Court, from April, 1876, to April, 1888. Children: 
I. Elizabeth Kirkwood Skinner, d. April 2, 1904, at Hamburg, N. J.; m. 
Charles H. Linn, son of Dr. Andrew and Julia (Vibbert) Linn. Mr. Linn is a 
druggist of Hamburg, N. J. Issue: 
i. Mary Ryerson Linn, 
ii. Julia Vibbert Linn. 
Hi. Alexander Linn. 
iv. Elizabeth Kirkwood Linn. 
11. George Ryerson Skinner, b. Feb. 15, i860; d. Dec. 22, 1S85. He m. on 
his deathbed, Eva Myer Hasbrouck, dau. of Dr. Hasbrouck. Mr. Skinner 
was an attorney and at one time in partnership with Wessels Ryerson in 
Paterson, N. J. 
ni. John Erskine Skinner, b. Nov. 10, 1S62. Resides in Slocan City, B. C, 

IV. Catharine McMurtry Skinner. Resides in Hoboken. 

V. Martha Scotia Skinner. Resides in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

\i. Mary Virginia Skinner, b. Aug. 11, 1868; d. Jan. 22, 1897; unm. 
VII. William Erskine Skinner, b. Dec. 30, 1871; m., first, Edith Van Blarcom, 
and had a son. The mother d. and Mr. Skinner m. second, Olive Van 
Blarcom, a sister of his first wife, and they had a dau. Resides in New 
Jersey. Issue: 
i. John Frascr Skinner, (by first wife). 
ii. Edith Skinner, (by second wife). 


VIII. Magdalene Feaser Skinner, m. Albert Prescott Morris, and they have 
i. George Ryerson Morris, b. Aug. 19, 1891. 
ii. Albert Prescott Morris, Jr. 

Hi. Norman Eraser Morris, h. 1903. Residence, Hoboken, N. J. 
IX. Ralph W. Skinner, b. Feb. i, 1874; m. Mar. S, 1900, Charlotte McGregor 
Borthwick. Mr. Skinner is an attorney of Newark, N. J. (He has taken an 
enthusiastic interest in the family genealogy and rendered valuable assistance 
in the preparation of this work, both in the collection of material and the 
copying of records.) 
X. Lyle Ashfordby Skinner, b. May 21, 1875; m. May Genevieve Ketchum. 

Resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
XI. Henry Taylor Skinner, b. July 10, 18S1. 

67. JUDGE THOMAS COXE RYERSON, ^ {Martin,' Martin,^ J oris, ^ Martin^), 
son of Martin, Jr., and Rhoda (Hull) Ryerson, was b. at Myrtle Grove, 
Sussex Co., N. J., May 4, 1788, and d. Aug. 18, 1838. He was sergeant- 
major and staff officer in Col. Jackson's regiment during the war of 181 2. 
He was also a Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 

After graduating from Princeton he studied law with the Hon. Job S. 
Halstead of Newton (whose dau. subsequently became the wife of Judge 
Ryerson's son Martin), and was admitted to the bar in 1814. Immediately 
after being Hcensed he began practicing law at Hamburg. For two years, 
1825 to 1827, he was a member of the Legislative Council of the State, and 
in June, 1834, was elected by the Joint Meeting a Justice of the Supreme 
Court, in place of Judge Drake whose term had expired. Judge Ryerson 
was married, first, Nov. 9, 1814, to Hannah AmeHa Jarvis Ogden, b. Aug. 
14, 1790; d. June 27, 1835, the fifth daughter of Robert Ogden, of Sparta, 
by his wife Hannah, the daughter of Dr. Zophar Piatt, of Huntington, L. I. 
He m., second, on Mar. 13, 1838, Phoebe Henrietta ]\Iaria Ogden, his first 

wife's youngest sister, b. Feb. 9, ; d. Mar. 6, 1852. His children were 

all by his first wife. The children of Judge Thomas C. and Hannah Amelia 
Jarvis (Ogden) Ryerson were: 

157. I. MARTIN, b. Sept. 15, 1815; d. July 17, 1875; m. twice. 

158. II. THOMAS, b. Feb. 18, 1821; d. May 27, 1897; m. Margaret Brouwer. 

III. HANNAH AMELIA, b. June 24, 1823; m. Feb. 9, 1S43, Theodore Frelinghuysen 
Anderson, b. Sept. i, 1816; d. Jan. 9, 1861, son of Major William T. and Mar- 
garet G. (Linn) Anderson. Children: 
I. Margaret Amelia Anderson, b. at Franklin Furnace, N. J., Mar. 27, 1844. 

> Two children who d. in infancy. 

IV. William Thornton Anderson, b. at Newton, N. J., June 11, 1848. 
v. Marielle Ryerson Anderson, b. Mslt. 29, 1S50; m. Thomas M. Kays, 
Oct. 25, 1877. Issue: 
i. Henry Thomas Kays, b. Sept. 29, 1878. 


ii. William Thornton Kays, b. May 21, 1880. 
Hi. Amelia OgdenKays, b. Feb. 16, 1882. 
iv. Mariel Ryerson Kays, b. Oct. 8, 1885. 
VI. Anna Mary Linn Anderson, b. at Newton, Jan. 2, 1852. 
VII. Thomas Ryerson Anderson, b. Sept. 29, 1856. Member of Johnson 
Machine and Foundry Co., of Battle Creek, Mich. 
IV. HENRY OGDEN, b. Jan. 10, 1826; d. May 12, 1864. On the breaking out 
of the Civil War he was elected Capt. of Co. B. 2nd Reg. N. J. Vols. Severely 
wounded at battle of Gaines MUls, June 27, 1S63, he went home, but recov- 
ered and rejoined his regiment in October and was commissioned Lieut. -Col. 
and subsequently promoted to Colonel of the 23rd Reg. In 1864 he was trans- 
ferred to the loth Reg. ist N. J. Brigade and was present at the battle of the 
Wilderness, May 6, 1864. He was shot through the head by a sharp shooter 
and taken prisoner by the confederates, who took him to Locust Grove Hospital, 
where he died on May 12. 
V. WILLIAM, b. Oct. 10, 1828; d. July 14, 1834. 
VI. MARY HAINES, b. June 31, 1S31; d. July 12, 1831. 

JOSEPH TURNER RYERSON.^- {Lieut. Thomas,* Martin,'' Joris,'' Martin'), 
youngest son of Lieut. Thomas and Mary (Turner) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 25, 
1813, near Chester, Pa., and died in Chicago, Mar. 9, 1883. He was edu- 
cated in Quaker schools in Philadelphia, Pa., and began his business career 
when he was about nineteen years old with an East Indian firm in Phila- 

In 1842 he went to Chicago and established the firm now known as 
Joseph T. Ryerson & Son. He was actively interested in the formation and 
early development of the Elgin Watch Company, a director in a number of 
business enterprises in Chicago and Illinois, and one of the founders of the 
Chicago Board of Trade. He was an active member of the Board of 
Directors of the Chicago Relief and Aid Society at the time of the Chicago 
Fire, and extensively interested in the distribution of the large contributions 
to that society. He was one of the trustees of the Illinois Eye and Ear 
Infirmary, and of the Women's Medical College; a life member of the 
Chicago Historical Society and the Chicago Academy of Sciences, and a 
vestryman of St. James' Episcopal Church. He was largely interested in 
St. Luke's Hospital, his wife being an enthusiastic worker and liberal con- 
tributor to the support of that institution. His character was of the highest 
order of excellence and all his actions guided and governed by a supreme 
sense of justice and right, and his name throughout his long business career 
became a synonym for honor and uprightness. 

Mr. Ryerson, although a very busy man, found time to collect and 
record historical and biographical matter in connection with members of 
his immediate family, and left his children and posterity an historical record 
of great value. 


Mr. Joseph T. Ryerson m. Oct. 25, 1848, Ellen Griffin Lamed, b. in 
Providence, R. I., April 8, 1827, d. in Chicago, May 27, 1881. She was the 
tenth child of John S. and Lucinda (Martin) Larned, a woman of strong 
Christian faith and wide culture, esteemed and honored by all who knew 
her. She was a descendant of William Larned (or Learned), who settled 
in Charlestown, Mass., as early as 1632. (See Larned Genealogy.) Issue: 

I. CHARLES LARNED, b. Aug. 9, 1849; d. y. 

159. IL ARTHUR, b. Jan. 12, 1851; d. April 15, 1912; m. Emily M. Borie. 

160. [HL EDWARD LARNED, b. Nov. 24, 1854; m. Mary Pringle Mitchell. 

IV. ELEANOR, b. July 28, 1858; unm. Residence, Plymouth, Mass. 
V. JOSEPHINE, b. Jan. 30, 1865; m. George Shipman Payson, b. June 21, 1862, 
son of George and Margaret Almira (Codman) Payson. He is an attorney of 
Chicago, where they reside. Children: 
I. Ellen Earned Payson, b. Jan. 21, 1S90. 
II. Randolph Payson, b. Nov. 4, 1892. 

69. JAMES RYERSON,^ (William A.,' Martin? Joris;- Martin'), was the only 
child of William A. and Elizabeth (Hull) Ryerson. He was buried beside 
his parents in the family plot on his father's farm. He resided on a farm 
of 135 acres belonging to his father, described in the will of William A. 
Ryerson. He m. Hannah Allen. She was (probably) a dau. of Thomas 
Allen of Hardwick, Sussex Co., now Warren Co., N. J., and a sister of Joseph 
and Richard Allen. (See deed, Feb. 12, 1811, Sussex Co., Records, James 
Ryerson and Hannah his wife, of Newton Township, to Joseph and Richard 
Allen, of Hardwick, quit claiming unto grantors in an estate of which they 
claim as heirs of Thomas Allen dec'd.) Their children were: 

161. I. RICHARD ALLEN, b. 1805; d. Jan. 15, 1894; m. twice. 

II. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 15, 1807; d. 1884; m. Jacob Ross. Issue: 
I. Mary Ross, b. Oct., 1827; d. unm. 

n. Oellah Ross, b. Sept. 12, 1829; m. James A. Edwards. Issue: 
i. Annie, d. unm. 
ii. Frank, m. Clara Booth. Live in Newark. 

III. Oliver R. Ross, b. Dec. 9, 1830; d. Feb. 5, 1865, in the Civil War. 

IV. Martha Ross, b. July 28, 1832; m. David N. Deazley. Issue: 

/. Sarah Elizabeth Deazley, b. Nov. 6, 1855; m. Seeley Ryerson, son of 

Paul F. Ryerson. Live in Newark. 
ii. Mary Adeline Deazley, b. Nov. 21, 1847; m. Fred Pelt. Live in La- 
fayette, N. J. Issue: 

1. Maud Pelt, m. Sylvester Coit. 

2. Obadiah Pelt. 

Both of the latter reside in Lafayette, N. J. 
v. William P. Ross, b. July 22, 1837; m. Carrie Beckstein, and had issue: 
i. Harlan P. Ross, m. and lives in Bogota, N. J. 
ii. Mabel Ross, d. y. 
Hi. Maud P. Ross. Lives in Bogota, N. J. 


VI. Theodore B. Ross, b. July 22, 1S37; m. Annie Beers. Issue: 

i. /«aMayi?OM,b. Sept. 27, 1873; m. Frank Reichart. Lives in Easton.Pa. 
VII. Benjamin H. Ross, b. Mar. 3, 1839; m. Lydia Harrison. No issue. Live 

in Orange, N. J. 
VIII. Walter I. Ross, b. June23, 1S41; an attorney at Stanhope, N. J., m. Jennie 
Kimball. Issue: 
i. Oliver Judson Ross, m. Laura Wolf, and had a daughter: 

I. Dorothy W'olf Ross. Lives in Newark. 
//. Maurice Ryerson Ross, m. Elizabeth Cain. Issue: 

I. Helen Ross. Lives in Newark. 
///. Washington Irving Ross, d. y. 
IX. George W. Ross, b. June 5, 1843. 
III. SARAH, b. in Sussex Co., N. J. ; m. W. M. Space. Lived in Myrtle Grove. She 
d. first, and her husband the ne.xt day. They were buried together. 
162. IV. WILLIAM, b. 1810; d. Jan. 5, 1890; m. Mrs. Mary (McDonald) HamQl. 
V. THOMAS, b. 1814; d. 1837; unm. 
VI. MARY, b. in Sussex Co., N. J., Aug. i, 1815; d. June 5, 1892; m. John Rayner, 
b. in London, England, Jan. 9, 1813. He d. July 13, 1880, at his residence 3 
miles east of Wilton Junction, Muscatine Co., la. Issue: 
I. William Rayner, b. Mar. 20, 1835; m. Elizabeth Hendershot, in Sussex Co., 
N. J., in 1866, and had one child: 
i. Mrs. Minnie (Rayner) Davis, of Larrabee, la. 
II. Thomas Rayner, b. Nov. 26, 1S36; m., first, Lovanna A. Brown, Davenport, 
la.; second, Mrs. Catherine (Powell) Ryerson, widow of his cousin David, 
son of Richard A. and Sarah (Coss) Ryerson. No issue, 
in. George Rayner, b. July 26, 1838; m. Nov., 1S68, Sarah A. Shockey, of 
Marengo, la. Issue: 
i. Mrs. Mary (Rayner) Davis, b. Feb., 1S70; d. July 4, 1902. 
it. Frank Rayner, b. Oct. 23, 1873. 
Hi. Marian Ethel Rayner, h. 1878; d. 1878. 
iv. Dessie (Rayner) Baker, of Chicago, 111. 
IV. Emma Elizabeth Rayner, b. Dec. 24, 1840; m. Jerome Levea. Issue: 
i. George Levea. 
it. Josephine Levea. 
Hi. Frank Levea. 
iv. Arch Levea. 
V. Nellie Levea. 
vi. Otis Levea. 
All married. 
V. Theodore Rayner, b. Mar. 22, 1843; d. 1900; m. Mary Burke. Issue: 
i. Mary Rayner. 
a. Nellie Rayner. 
\1. Wesley Rayner, b. June 16, 1S44; m. Ada Haggarty. Issue: 

i. John Rayner, of Kremlin, Okla. 
VII. Sarah Frances Rayner, b. Aug. 24, 1S46; m. George Hamill, of Marengo, 
la., son of Mrs. Mary Hamill Ryerson. Issue: 
i. Theodore Wesley Hamill. 
ii. Thomas Hamill. 
Hi. Mary Frances Hamill. 


vrn. Harmet E. Rayner, b. Mar. 26, 1S52; m. William Strong. Issue: 
i. Harvey Strong. 
a. George Strong. 
Hi. Nellie (Strong) Derby, 
iv. Mae Strong. 

All of Clayton, Kansas. 

70. JUDGE ABRAHAM RYERSON, Jr.,^ {Abraham,* Gecrge, Jr.,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), the eldest son of Judge Abraham and Sarah (Mandeville) Ryer- 
son, was b. Jan. 14, 1783; d. Feb. 7, 1856, and was buried in the Ryerson 
Cemetery, Pacquanac. He, Hke his father, was Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas. His commissions are still preserved. He was appointed a Justice, 
Nov. I, 1832, by Gov. Southard, and held office many years. He resided 
on the old homestead of his father at Pacquanac. Judge Ryerson was 
one of the promoters of the Franklin School Association, the first public 
school in that community. He m. Sarah, dau. of Richard Bush, of Fair- 
field. Their children were: 

163. I. GEORGE A., b. Oct. i, 1803; d. Mar. 11, 1879; m. Christina Debow. 

164. II. JOHN A., b. Mar. 25, 1808; d. Sept. 18, 1861; m. Matilda Linderman. 
III. ANN, b. Mar. 13, 1S14; d. Oct. 13, 1819. 

165. IV. ALFRED, b. Aug. 14, 1816; d. 1894; m. Maria De Mott. 

V. SARAH, b. Nov. 28, 1818; m. Rev. William Anderson. He d. in 1SS7, and his 
widow resided in New York. The Rev. William Anderson held various pastoral 
charges in the Dutch Reformed Church, finally locating at Fordham, N. Y. His son 
was his assistant in the Fordham Church, and succeeded him as its pastor. Children: 
I. Sarah Matilda Anderson, b. April 15, 1S40; d. 18S8; m. William Richard- 
son, a retired merchant of New York City. Issue: 
i. William A. Richardson, 
ii. Ellen Theresa Richardson. 
Hi. Charles Tiffany Richardson. 
II. Dr. Calvin Anderson, b. June 10, 1842, in New York. Residence, Madi- 
son, N. J. Dr. Anderson is one of the most prominent men in IMorris Co. 
In 1859 he graduated at Norwich, and in 1S65, from Columbia Medical 
College. In 1S68 he located at Madison, N. J. He was President of Morris 
Co. Medical Society; President of the Board of Health; member of the Com- 
mon CouncO; and on the medical staff of All Souls' Hospital, of Morristown. 
He m. Mary Bowker, and had issue: 
i. Mary Louis Anderson, m. George Warren Case, Jr., an attorney of New 

ii. Jane Anderson, unm. 
Hi. Elizabeth Anderson, unm. 
iv. John Bowker Anderson. 

III. Cornelia Anderson, b. Feb. 1845; unm. Residence, New York. 

IV. Abraham H. Anderson, b. July, 1S47. He is one of New York's most 
prominent artist^ with studios located in the Brov.n Park Bldg. He m. 
Elizabeth Milbank, dau. of Jeremiah Milbank, of New York, and prominent 
in connection with the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul R. R. Issue: 


i. Eleanor Anderson. 
ii. Jeremiah Milbank Anderson, d. y. 
V. Harriet Louise Anderson, b. 1850; m. Rev. Joseph N. Blanchard, Asso- 
ciate Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Copley Sq., Boston. 
VI. WiLLi.^M Frederick Anderson, b. Jan. 17, 1855; d. 1894. He was assistant 
pastor in the church at Fordham, N. Y., of which his father was pastor. 
When his father d. he became his successor in office, 
vii. Jane Anderson, unm. Residence, New York. 

viii. Minnie Anderson, b. Sept. 30, 1857; m. Arthur Brigham Claflin, youngest 
son of H. B. Claflin, founder of the firm of H. B. Claflin & Co., of New York. 
Arthur B. Claflin was b. in Brooklyn, New York, July 29, 1854, and m. at 
Fordham, N. Y., April 12, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Claflin reside at 
Lakewood, N. J. Issue: 
i. Horace Brigham Claflin, b. at Kingsbridge, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1S82; d. 

Mar. 29, 1883. 
ii. Agnes Beatrice Claflin, b. at Kingsbridge, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1891. 
IX. George Edgar Anderson, b. Dec. 13, 1859. He held responsible positions 
with the H. B. Claflin Co., of New York. He d. unm. at the age of 29 

71. NICHOLAS RYERSON,^ {Abraham,' George, Jr.,' Joris;- Martin'), son 
of Judge Abraham and Sarah (Mandeville) Ryerson, was b. May 14, 1790; 
d. 1863; m. Sarah, dau. of Abijah Crane, of Horseneck. She d. in 1876. 
They are said to have resided at Two Bridges. Their children were: 

166. I. USUAL CRANE, b. Jan. 19, 1819; d. July 4, 1895; m. Evelyn Tichenor. 

167. II. CHARLES R., b. June 12, 1819; d. Feb. 27, 1887; m. Sarah Davenport. 
III. HARRIET, m. Capt. Ed. Sloat. Issue: 

I. Willis Slo.w. 
II. Cornelia Slo.^t. 

III. George Sloat, d. Dec. 29, 1903. 

168. IV. PETER H., b. Aprfl, 1826; d. Dec. 25, 1SS2; m. Mary C. Cutler. 

V. ABRAHAM, d. y. 

VL SARAH, m., first, Tunis \'an Pelt. (She d. about 1889, and a dau. Annie Van 
Pelt, survived, who m. a Mr. Emly, a lawyer of Paterson. The mother and 
father separated and she adopted her maiden name of Ryerson.) She m., second, 
a Mr. Robbins. 

VIII. NICHOLAS, Jr., unm. Residence Murray, Ariz. 
IX. NATHANIEL WILSON (called WOson); d. in Colorado about 1S80. He m. 
Melissa David, of Oregon, Mo., who d. in 1S69. Resided in the West. Issue: 
I. Mary Ryerson, d. y. 
n. Charles Sumner Ryerson. 
m. Daniel Sherman Ryerson, b. April S, 1S64. Resided in the West. 

IV. Hazel Ann Ryerson, b. Nov. 23, 1868; m. July 10, 1886, Luther Robinson. 

i. David Yarnall Robinson, b. Mar. 31, 1900. Mr. Robinson is a real 
estate dealer of East St. Louis, 111., where they reside. 


72. COL. WILLL\M RYERSON/ {Luke," Lucas,' Joris,^ Martin'), eldest son 
of Luke and Abigail (Ellery) Ryerson was b. at New Gloucester, Me., 
Aug. 4, 1770, and d. May 18, 1838. He m. Sally Parsons, who was b. Jan. 
28, 1778; d. July 24, 1826. He removed from Gloucester to West Buck- 
field (Paris), Me. He later obtained by purchase from his father part of 
the homestead. He was a man of affairs in his day, and held several mili- 
tary commissions in the Maine Militia, including that of cDlonel command- 
ing in Portland during the war of 181 2. He, like his father, followed the 
sea for many years and was captain of a coasting vessel; and, like his father, 
he met the lady of his choice on one of these voyages. His wife was one of 
the Parsons family of Cape Ann. Issue: 

I. SARAH PARSONS, b. Nov. 6, 1797; m. Josiah Jordan Knight, of Rumford, Me. 
He was the son of Isaac and Lydia (Jordan) Knight. His father, Isaac, came 
from Nottingham, N. H., and his mother, Lydia, was a dau. of Josiah Jordan. 
After his m. to Sally Ryerson, Mr. Knight resided in South Paris for some years. 
In 1839 he moved to Woodstock, where he engaged in extensive farming, and 
also owned and operated a lumber mill. He removed to Rumford, Me., in 1853, 
and d. there June 18, 1888. He was a man of great energy and enterprise. Issue: 
I. Charles P. Knight, b. Sept. 9, 1826; m. Juliette, dau. of Hon. James H. 
Farnum. He was a teacher, and later a merchant. Resided at Bryant's 
Pond, Lewiston, and Paris, Me., and was also in business at Bethel Hill, Me., 
from whence he went to Canada. 
II. Augustus James Knight, b. Sept. 22, 1828; m. Feb. 8, 1854, Philadelphia 
Maria, dau. of Joshua and Hannah (Goddard) Graham. He was an ex- 
tensive fruit raiser, and resided at Rumford. Issue: 
i. Frcelon Knight, b. Nov. 4, 1854; m. Nov. 6, 1881, Hilda C. Jackson. 
ii. Charles V. Knight, b. April i, 1856; m. 1882, Sadie Edgecombe. 
Hi. Rosalia Knight, b. April 26, 1858; m. Nov. 29, 1883, Dr. F. P. Abbot. 

She d. in Brooklyn, Sept. 9, 1887. 
iv. CoraKnight, b. Aug. 4, i860; m. first at Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1883, 
Rev. Nate D. Clifford, who d. in Marshall, Texas, Mar. 10, 1887. She 
m. second, Rev. Howard Clifford of So. Paris, Me. 

III. G. Freelon Knight, b. Feb. 7, 1832; d. Dec. i, 1837. 

IV. Marcius F. Knight, b. Mar. 15, 1836; m., first, Ruth T. Graham; second, 
Betsey Richardson. He was a farmer and Judge of Rumford, Me. Issue d.y. 

v. Margarius Knight, b. Mar. 15, 1836; d. Dec. 6, 1837. 
II. WILLIAM, b. Feb. 18, 1800; d. y. 
169. III. CHARLES, b. Jan. 20, 1802; d. Aug. 27, 1841; m. Lydia Ryerson. 
IV. MARY, b. Sept. 29, 1804; m. Herman Proctor. Issue: 
I. William Proctor. 
II. Franklin Proctor. 

III. Madison Proctor. 

IV. Levi Proctor. 

v. Lester Proctor. 
VI. Henry Proctor. 


V. CHARLOTTE, b. Aug. 14, 1S06; d. 1820. 
VI. JOSEPH PARSONS, b. May 5, 180S; d. about 1840; m. Miss Matthews. Re- 
sided at Sumner and Woodstock. He left children of whom we have no in- 
VII. CAROLL\E, b. June 10, iSii; d. May 12, 1S62; m. Robert SkUlings, and settled 
at South Paris, Me. Robert SkUlings was b. in Ireland, Feb. 12, 1S12. He was 
the grandson of a Scotch Presbyterian minister who settled in Ireland. Chil- 
I. Francis Henry Skillings, b. May 2, 1834; m. Dec. 31, 1855, Ellen, dau. 
of David Dunn. She was b. May 14, 1836. Issue: 
i. Cora Skillings, b. May 13, 1859; m. George Briggs, and settled at Paris. 
a. Kate Skillings, b. Jan. 16, 1863; m. Louis Lindor, of Mankato, Minn. 
II. Augusta Ellen Skillings, b. June 13, 1S37; m. Samuel S. Lurvey. Settled 
in California. Issue: 
i. Mary Lurvey. 
ii. Robert Lurvey. 
iii. William Lurvey. 

III. Sarah Parsons Skillings, b. Dec. 23, 1841; m. Horace R. Clark. Resi- 
dence, Paris, Maine. Issue: 

i. Frank G. Clark, of Paris. 

IV. Caroline J. Skillings, b. July 9, 1S46; m. Rodney N. Hall, of South Paris. 

i. Caroline Roberline Hall, 
ii. Gertrude Augusta Hall, 
iii. Fred Ellison Hall, m. Marie McKee. 
iv. Nelson Hall, d. y. 
V. Kate S. Hall, d. y. 
Robert SkiUings' second wife was Mary H. (Pratt) Deering, the widow of 
Ether Deering, and her daughter Genevra Deering married Henry A. Ryerson, 
son of Samuel Ryerson. 

73. LUKE RYERSON (jd),^ {Luke,* Lucas,^ Joris,^- Martin'), son of Luke and 
Abigail (Ellery) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 25, 1772, and d. in Jan., 1827. In 
18 1 6 the name of Luke Ryerson appears on the assessment roll of Paris, Me. 
He m., in Hebron, Aug. 29, 1794, Keziah, dau. of Rev. J. and Keziah 
(Thomas) Cushman.* She was b. at Plympton, Me., Jan. 16, 1774, and d. 
Mar. 26, 1837. They were the parents of eleven children: 
I. LYDIA, b. Mar. 22, 1796; d. Dec. 2S, 1805. 

II. CLARRISSA, b. Dec. 25, 1797; m. Peter Denning, of Poland, Me. They had 
I. RUFUS Denning, b. AprO 21, 1821; m. Lucinda Smith. 
II. Levi Denning, b. Jan. 7, 1823; m., lirst, Sarah Goodwin; second, Harriet 

^.S V"^ ^"li J- f "*'^=^" ^^= ^- A"g- IS, 1753; m., first, Keziah Thomas. She d. Dec. 13, 1778 
a^dtert desce^'ant n^R ^^?r° T' '^%°'^^ "^'^^ °[ this marriage. He was a Baptist minister and 
a direct descendant of Robert Cushman who came to America in 1620 in the "Mayflower." 


III. Lewis Denning, b. Feb. 6, 1S24; m. Clara Andrews, of Paris. 

IV. Sarah Jane Denning, b. April 26, 1S25; m. Thaxter Ryerson, son of 
Nehemiah and Sarah (Winslow) Ryerson. The widow resided with her 
dau., Mrs. E. Penny, at Auburn, Me. 

V. Chandler L. Denning, b. Nov. 19, 1827; m., first, Emily Soper; second, 

Rose Chickering. 
VI. Priscilla Cushman Denning, b. May 4, 1831; m. Abner Thayer, of 

vn. Cl.'Vrissa Ryerson Denning, b. April 6, 1833; m. George Bray, of Poland, 
Me., a kinsman of Frances Bray, who m. Samuel, son of Nehemiah and 
Sarah (Winslow) Ryerson. 
VIII. Augustus W. Denning, b. Sept. 11, 1838; d. unm. 

III. SALLY, b. Dec. 31, 1799; m. Simeon Denning and settled in Poland, Me. 

170. IV. CUSHMAN, b. Oct. 21, 1801; d. May 25, 1862; m. twice. 

V. KEZIAH b. July 29, 1803; m. John Denning. Issue: 

I. Bradford Denning, m., first, Dunham; second, Alvisa Lurvey. 

II. Algernon DEN^^NG, m. Jessie Hay. 

171. VI. SAMUEL, b. May 13, 1805; d. 1879; m. Harriet Small. 

VII. LYDIA, b. June 7, 1807; m. her cousin Charles Ryerson, son of William and 

Sally (Parsons) Ryerson. (For children see line of Charles Ryerson.) 
VIII. BENJAMIN, b. Mar. 25, 1809; m. Caroline, b. June 29, 1848, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Patty (Perham) Tuell. Settled in Auburn. 

172. IX. ALEXANDER, b. Aug. 11, 1811; d. Aug. 11, 1874; m. twice. 

173. X. JOB, b. Feb. 13, 1815; m. Elizabeth TwitcheU. 

XI. LUCY, b. May 13, 1817; m. a Mr. Moody, of Mechanics Falls. Issue: 
I. George Moody. 
II. Sarah Moody, m. George Brett. 

74. GEORGE RYERSON, ^ {Luke,'' Lucas,'' J oris," Martin'), son of Luke and 
Abigail (Ellery) Ryerson, was b. April 16, 1775, and d. Dec. 10, 1838. He 
m. Elizabeth Jenks, who was b. in Portland, Me., Oct. 21, 1775. She d. 
Jan. 9, 1858. He first settled in the "Ryerson Neighborhood," at Paris, 
Me., subsequently sold to the Hon. V. D. Paris, who occupied it through 
life. He was a man of affairs and a conspicuous figure in public life. Chil- 

I. GEORGE, Jr., b. Mar. 10, iSoo; m. first, a Miss Hubbard, dau. of Dr. Hubbard, 
of Boston. His second wife was Margaret Burns. He settled in Boston and d. 
Jan. 16, 1837. He had by his first wife one child who d. y. 
II. ELIZA, b. April 29, i8oi; d. May 14, 1806. 

174. III. NATHAN PARSONS, b. Feb. 26, 1803; m. Hannah Milliken. 

IV. RICHARD JENKS, b. Feb. 6, 1806; m. Sarah Emerson, of Bangor. They 
had one child who d. y. Mr. Ryerson and his wife both died on the same 

V. ELIZA JENKS, b. April 11, 1S07; d. unm., aged about 31. 
VI. HARRIET, b. Jan. 3, 1809; d. Nov. 30, 1836; unm. 
VII. HENRY JENKS, b. Mar. 26, 1811; d. July 12, 1840; unm. 
VIII. ALMIRA THAYER, b. July 12, 1814; d. Nov. 12, 1834. 


IX. JANE WEBB, b. AprQ 20, 181S; d. Jan. 22, 1857; m. Benjamin Walton, b. May 
25, 1807, son of Simeon and Peggy (Hannaford) Walton. Issue: 
I. Martha Ella Walton, b. Mar. 7, 1841; m. William Strong, of Portland, 
and had issue: 
i. William Strong, Jr. 
ii. Daniel Strong. 
II. Anna Isabelle Walton, b. Jan. 31, 1846; m. William Lyon. 
III. John Ryerson Walton, b. Mar. 6, 1851. A bachelor, living in California. 
The mother d. Jan. 22, 1857, and Mr. Walton m., second, Mrs. Sarah Sprague. 
X. MARY ANN, b. April 18, 1819; m. Jan. 20, 1858, Capt. Bezaliel White, of 
Worcester, Mass. He had been previously m. to Nancy Whiting, of Worcester, 
and settled in Paris about 1828. He was the father of seven children by his first 
wife. He d. June 27, 1874. They had one child: 
I. Hattie Emily White, b. April 4, 1859; m. Alfred Jackson. Residence, 
S. Paris. Issue: 
i. Bertha While Jackson, b. 1887; d. y. 
//. Nellie M. Jackson, h. Oct. 9, 1888. 

75. JOSEPH RYERSON,^ {Luke,* Lucas,' Joris;- Martin'), the 15th child of 
Luke Ryerson, and second child by his second wife, Sarah (Coombs) Ryer- 
son, was b. Oct. 7, 1794, and d. about 1825. He resided in Portland, Me., 
then in Canada and finally settled in Albany, N. Y., where he d. He m., 
first, Feb., 1816, Abigail Walker, b. in Canada in 1798. She was a dau. of 
Asa Walker. Mr. and Mrs. Ryerson separated. Mr. Ryerson m. again. 
By his first wife there was one child: 

I. DEBORAH, b. Dec. 18, 1816, in Canada; d. Nov. i, 1900, in Beaver Dam, Wis.; 
m. John Dexter, b. in 1812. They had nine children: 
I. R. Dexter, d. y. 

II. Laura Dexter, b. 1837; d. 1879; m. Rufus B., son of Ezekiel J. M. Hale, a 
wealthy citizen of Haverhill, Mass. Rufus B. and Laura Hale had one 
child, a son: 
i. Ezekiel J. M. Hale, Jr., m. twice. Is one of the principal heirs of the 
Hale estate, Groveland, Mass. 

III. Ida De.xter, d. Jan. 15, 1S91; m. John McCoy, of Cresco, la., and Fox 
Lake, Wis. 

IV. Ryerson Dexter, b. 1841; d. 1S62, in the i6th Wisconsin Regiment during 
the Civil War. 

V. Phoebe Dexter, b. Mar. 25, 1S43; m. Benjamin Hutchinson Soper, a 
furniture dealer of Oshkosh, Wis. He was b. in 1S27, and is from a promi- 
nent New England family. Children: 
i. Deborah Soper, b. July, 1867; d. June 7, 1902; unm. 
ii. Benjamin Hutchinson Soper, b. April 7, 1870; d. in 1899; unm. 
Hi. Robert B. Soper, b. Dec. 20, 1873; m. Olga Larsen. Issue: 

I. Elizabeth Soper. 
iv. Natalie Soper, b. Dec. 25, 1876; m. Edgar Goldthorp. Issue: 

1. Lucia Goldthorp. 

2. Dexter Goldthorp, residence, Denver, Colorado. 


V. Lucia So per, b. i8So; m. Prof. Homer Leroy Shantz, Ph. D., Prof, of 
Botany in the University of Missouri. Residence, Columbia, Mo. 
VI. Frances Dexter, m. John Hopkins. They resided in Tucson, Arizona. 
They had four children. Mr. Hopkins d. and his widow resided at Water- 
town, South Dakota, 
vii. John Dexter, d. in Oklahoma; m. Abbie Davidson. His widow m. John 

vui. Louisa Dexter, m., first, James H. Toole, a banker *of Tucson, Arizona. 
He d. and his widow m. Dr. Joseph Barret of Cresco, la. 
IX. Harry C. Dexter, d. 1907; m. and resided near Ingersoll, Oklahoma. 

Mr. Ryerson m., second, Nancy, dau. of Daniel and Lucy (Wilder) 
Spooner, of Albany, who d. about a year after the death of her husband. 
They had issue : 

II. AMANDA MALVINA, b. Feb. 9, 1823; m. June 14, 1843, Joseph Field, b. Jan. 

29, 1822, son of Thomas and Nancy (Barret) Field, of Albany, N. Y. Issue: 

I. Joseph Field, b. Jan. 29, 1822; d. July 24, 1880. He conducted a grocery 

business in Milwaukee, Wis., for 23 years. He then removed to Chicago. 

His widow removed to California in 1887, and resided in San Francisco, 

with her son James. Issue: 

i. Thomas J. Field, h. Mar. 20, 1844; a bachelor residing at the Auditorium 

Hotel, Chicago. 
it. Alphonso Ryerson Field, b. Feb. 26, 1848; m. Anne Hemenway, of Mil- 
waukee, Wis. Issue: 

1. July H. Field. 

2. Jay Field. 

3. Warren R. Field. 

Hi. Warren B. Field, b. Sept. 27, 1848; m. Lillian Merry, of Milwaukee, 

Wis. Residence, California. 
iv. James Edwin Field, b. Mar. 2, 1850; m. Ida Schaunburg. Resided at 
Little FaUs, N. Y., and also at Chicago. In the latter place he was a 
department manager for Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Removed later to 
San Francisco. 
III. ALPHONSO FINLEY, b. June 3, 1825; d. June 14, 1897; m. twice. 

HOWELL RYERSON,^ {Luke,' Lucas,'' J oris,'' Martin'), the sixteenth 
child of Luke Ryerson, and the third by his second wafe, Sarah (Coombs) 
Ryerson, was b. Mar. 6, 1796, and d. at W. Sumner, in 1878, and was buried 
at Winslow, Me. He was named in honor of his grandmother, Elizabeth 
Howell. He was thrice m., and was the father of twenty- two children. 
His first wife was a Miss Churchill, of Sumner, Me., who d. with her first 
child. He m., second, Susanna Roberts, dau. of George and Mary (Brown) 
Roberts. She d. and he m., third, Sylvinia White. Children by the 
first wife: 

I. An infant, who d. with the mother. 


By the second wife: 

176. II. WILLIAM, b. May 4, 1821; d. May 19, 1870; m. Rowena Whitmarsh. 

177. III. SIMEON, d. 1863; m. twice. 

178. IV. AMOS, b. Aug. 6, 1824; d. Dec. 3, igoi; m. Mrs. Anna (Young) Roberts. 

V. HOWELL, who d. aged 17 years. Buried at Jackson Village. 
VI. MARY, m. George Wales. They had: 

I. EvERiTT Wales, m. a Miss Chamberlin, dau. of Deacon Francis Chamber- 

lin. Residence, N. Abington, Mass. 
II. Ella Wales, m. a Mr. Reed, of North Abington. 
VII. AXIA, m. Moody Townes. They had two sons who resided in Boston. 

179. VIII. JONATHAN R., b. 1827; d. July 14, 1889; m. Elmira Dunham. 

IX. LOVISA, m. Charles Wardwell. No issue. 

180. X. LARNARD C, b. Sept. 25, 1831; m. twice. Residence, Auburn, Me., and 

Chicago, 111. 
XI. JOHN RHUTILLUS, unm. Residence, W. Sumner, Me. 

By the third m. the children of Howell Ryerson were: 

XII. CHARLES BEAN, b. 183S; d. y. 

XIII. SUSSANNE, b. 1839; m., first, WUliam Trull and had issue: 
I. Ada Trull, m. George Parker. Residence, Mflton, Me. 
II. Ida Trull, m. Dana Bean. They also resided at Milton, Me. 

The father d. in the army during the Civil War, and the mother m., 
2d, William Wormwell; 3rd, Washington Estes; 4th, Edward Cole. No 

181. XIV. CHARLES BEAN, b. Nov. g, 1842; m. twice. 

182. XV. GEORGE, b. AprQ 22, 1844; m. Ada Penley. 

XVI. AUSTIN, d. a bachelor in the army during the Civil War, at New Orleans. He 

was a member of Co. 8, 29th Reg. Me. Vols. 
XVII. LIZZIE, b. about 1848; m. Alonzo Morgan. She d. without issue. 
XVIII. ADA LOVISA, m., first, Luman Sargent; second, a Mr. Springer; third, George 
W. Hartwick. Mrs. Hartwick resided, in 1904, at Reynoldsville, Pa. 

183. XIX. JOHN RHUTILLUS, m. twice. 

The three other children d. in infancy. Howell Ryerson d. and the 
widow m., second, Jacob Morgan. 

77. NEHEMIAH RYERSON," {Luke,^ Lucas •" J oris,'' Martin^), the seventeenth 
child of Luke and Sarah (Coombs) Ryerson, was b. July 9, 1779; d. Nov. 26, 
1846. He m., July 17, 1820, in Jay, Oxford Co., Me., Sarah Huzzy Winslow, 
b. Dec. 9, 1794; dau. of Samuel, Jr., and Susanna (Stevens) Winslow. He 
settled, first, in Jay, Me., where most of his children were born. On May 5, 
1827, he sold his homestead to Reading Ryerson. On Nov. 3, 1839, he 
purchased a farm from Nathaniel Eveleth and Ruth, his wife, in New 
Gloucester where he lived until about 1840. He then removed to Portland, 
Me. He was proprietor of the City Hotel in that city for a number of years. 


Samuel Winslow, father of Mrs. Nehemiah Ryerson, was a direct de- 
scendant of Kenelm Winslow who came to Plymouth in 1629, and whose 
brother, Edward Winslow, was one of the "Mayflower" passengers. The 
history of this family is closely interwoven with the early colonial history 
of Massachusetts, and many of its members were men and women of dis- 
tinguished abihty, character and influence. (See "Winslow Memorial," 
by Hoi ton.) Nehemiah and Sarah (Winslow) Ryerson had eight children: 

184. I. CHARLES THAXTER, b. Nov. 21, 1821; d. April i, iSqS; m. Sarah Denning. 

185. II. SAMUEL WINSLOW, b. June 28, 1823; d. Jan. 13, 1905; m. three times. 

III. SARAH JANE, b. May 16, 1825; d. Jan. 28, 1863; m. Lorenzo Stowell. Lorenzo 
Stowell was b. at Paris Hill, Me., Mar. 15, 1820. He was the son of Levi, and 
grandson of Daniel StoweU both of whom were prominent men in the community 
during their lives. Issue: 

I. Mary Stowell, d. y. 

II. Albert Stowell, d. y. 

III. Daniel Stowell, b. Sept. 5, 1848; m., first, Mary Macker. who d. June i, 
1890. Hem., second, July 5, 1900, Mrs. Jane A. (Tewksbury) Gammon. Issue: 

i. Frank Smith Stowell, h. July 22, 1902. 

Mrs. Stowell, second, had children by a previous husband. Mr. Sto- 
well has been engaged in the retail drug business in Boston for more than 
30 years, and his store at the corner of Washington and Compton Sts., in 
that city, could now almost be considered a landmark. 

IV. RUTH EVELETH, b. AprO 23, 1827; d. Dec. 25, 1851. 

V. JOHN RHUTILLUS STONE, b. AprQ 26, 1829; d. Sept. 12, 1832. 
VI. ANDREW WINSLOW, b. Jan. 24, 1832; d. Sept. 12, 1832. 
VII. SUSANNE WINSLOW, b. Jan. i, 1836; d. 1866; m. Lovell Spooner, son of 
Joseph Spooner, of Everett, Mass. Issue: 
I. Susan Spooner, m. Joseph Bean and they have a dau.: 

i. Susan Spooner. Residence, Roxbury, Mass. 
II. Lillian Spooner, m. a Mr. Noyes, and lives in Virginia. 

III. Lizzie Spooner, m. Dr. James Simpson, a dentist of Roxbury, Mass. 
VIII. HELEN MARR, b. Dec. 28, 1S37; m. Aug. i, 185S, Joseph W. Spooner (brother 

of Lovell Spooner, her sister Susanne's husband). He d. Aug., 1876. Widow 
resided in Chelsea, ]\Iass. Issue: 
I. Mary Alice Spooner, b. Aug., 1859; m., first, Darwin Phillips, and had: 
i. Jesse E. Phillips. 
Mrs. PhOlips m., second, Edgar J. .^bbot. Residence, Chelsea, Mass. 
II. Helen Josephine Spooner, b. May 12, 1861; d. y. 
in. Ida Lillian Spooner, b. Mar. i, 1865; d. y. 

IV. Lorenzo Stowell Spooner, b. Dec. 4, 1866; m. Jessie T. Reynolds. Issue: 

i. Roy Adelbcrt Spooner. 
a. Helen Elizabeth Spooner. 
Hi. Edgar Abbot Spooner. 
iv. Beatrice Marr Spooner. 
V. Ardelle Spooner, b. Sept. .20, 1869: d. y. 
VI. Emma Frances Spooner, b. Aug. 17, 1S74; m. Edwin Gile Prescott. 


78. READING RYERSON,^ {Luke,^ Lucas,^ Joris? Martin^), the twentieth 
child of Luke Ryerson, and seventh child by his second wife, Sarah (Coombs) 
Ryerson, was b. Aug. 20, 1802, and d. in 1864. He was buried in E. Liver- 
more, Me. He resided at Jay, Me., and was a farmer. He was named in 
honor of his grandmother, Elizabeth (Reading) Howell, and also in honor of 
his great aunt, Mary (Ryerson) Reading, the wife of Gov. John Reading, 
of New Jersey. He m. Anna Whittemore. She d. about 1884, aged 60 
years. Their children were: 

I. MARTHA, b. about 1S27; m. Albion Mayo. Issue: 
I. Albion Mayo. 
11. Mary Mayo. 
III. John Mayo. 
186. II. ANDREW J., b. Oct. 12, 1828; m. Columbia D. Lyford 

III. CAROLINE, d. about 1894; unm. 

IV. HORACE, d. in the Army during the Civil War. He was a soldier from E. Liver- 
more, Me. 

V. JOHN, d. 1903, aged about 68; m., first, Laura Gill, dau. of Moses and Ann 
(Titcomb) Gill. Issue: 
I. Jennie Ryerson, d. y. 
II. An infant who died. 

III. Mary Ryerson, m. Dr. Banks, of Escanaba, Mich. 

Mr. Ryerson m., second, Eliza Pierce, dau. of Asa and Lodice (Doyle) 
Pierce. Issue: 

IV. Ella Ryerson, m. Henry Currier, and resided at Chesterville, Me. 
V. Ernest Ryerson. Residence, Vienna, Me. 

79.NATHANIEL OSGOOD RYERSON,^ {Luke,^ Lucas,^ Joris;- Martin^), the 
twenty-first child of Luke Ryerson, and eighth by his second wife, Sarah 
(Coombs) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 25, 1803, and d. about 1873. He was a 
farmer and resided at Sumner, Me. He m. Nancy, eldest dau. of Simeon 
and Lois (Warren) Hersey. They had one child: 

I. WALLACE, b. AprU 17, 1828; m., first, Elizabeth Andrews, of W. Paris, Me. 
She d. and he m., second, Esther M. Moore, dau. of John and Esther Moore' 
Mr. and Mrs. Ryerson resided at South Paris, Me. No chOdren. 

80. SIMEON RYERSON,^ (Luke,^ Lucas,^ Joris,^ Martin^), the twenty-third 
child of Luke Ryerson and the tenth by his second wife, Sarah (Coombs) 
Ryerson, was b. Nov. 28, 1805, and d. in Paris, Me. He m. Miranda 
Walker, b. Mar. 20, 1809, dau. of William and Lucy Ann (Gray) Walker. 
His widow probably m. again, for on June 29, 1842, we find a marriage 
record in the City Clerk's Office, in Paris, Me., of Miranda Ryerson to 
William Russ. Simeon and Miranda Ryerson had four children: 


187. I. WILLIAM, b. 1827; m., three times. 

II. LUCY LORETTA, b. 1839; d. about 1870; m. Simeon K. Stubbs, b. Dec, 1824. 
They had one child: 

I. Francis Stubbs, d. y. 

Mr. Stubbs m., second, about 12 years after the d. of his first wife, Mrs. 
Amelia (Hall) Masters, a widow with one chUd by her previous husband. No 

III. SOLON O., b. June 30, 1S34; m. Mary Dicker. Residence,' W. Paris, Me. No 
issue. Adopted Elizabeth Swan, dau. of Fessenden Swan. She is a teacher at 
Berlin, Me. 

IV. SIMEON WALDO, b. July 25, 1836. He went to Montana and engaged in 
mining. He had one child, a dau. His widow was living in Montana in 1883. 

81. EBENEZER, (always called Eben), RYERSON,^ {Luke,' Lucas,' Joris,^ 
Martin^), the twenty-fourth child of Luke Ryerson, and the eleventh child 
by his second wife, Sarah (Coombs) Ryerson, was b. in Sumner, Me., Aug. 
20, 1807; d. in Roxbury, Boston, Mass., May 7, 1876. He m. Mary (Polly) 
B. Barrows, b. Sept. 12, 1802; d. Nov. 18, 1878; dau. of Joshua Barrows. 
He resided first in Portland, Me., but subsequent to 1839 he removed to 
Boston, Mass., where in 1847 ^^ founded the widely knovvoi firm of Eben 
Ryerson & Sons, manufacturers of machine knives. After Mr. Ryerson's 
death he was succeeded by his son, S. C. Ryerson. Mr. Ryerson purchased 
a residence on Dudley St., Roxbury, where he lived many years, and the 
apartment house now at 296 Dudley St., known as the "Ryerson Apart- 
ments," is located on the site of his former residence. He was always 
called Eben Ryerson, and was the ancestor of that branch of the family 
known as the "Roxbury Ryersons." They had five children: 

L LOUISA ADELAIDE, b. July 10, 1829; d. Nov. 15, 1893; m. Aug. 2, 1847, Asa 
Wyman, Jr., of Boston, and resided in Boston. Asa Wyman was b. Dec. 25, 
1822, d. Sept. 24, 18S6. Issue; 
I. Frederick Wesley Wyman, b. Nov. 15, 1848; d. Aug. 11, 1849. 

II. Frederick Austin Wyman, b. at Boston, Jan. 26, 1851; m. May 3, 1874, 
Abigail Frances Bennett, of Shirley, Mass., b. April 28, 1856. They reside 
at Shirley, Mass., and have a son: 

i. Frederick Wesley Wyman, b. July 6, 1877. His name was changed by 
act of legislature to Wesley Weyman. To him we are indebted for 
considerable data used in connection with this branch of the family. 
III. Maria Louisa Wyman, b. July 11, 1853; d. Mar. 22, 1858. 

188. II. LUCIUS LORENZO, b. Sept. 7, 1831; d. Feb. 20, 1893; m. Lucretia Hammett. 

189. III. LUTHER LEANDER, b. Sept. 7, 183 1; d. May 5, 1893; m. Mary A. DoweU. 

190. IV. SILAS CURTIS, b. Sept. 26, 1835; d. Oct. 25, 1887; m. three times. 

V. LAVINA BUCK BISBEE, b. Oct. 16, 1841; d. Mar. 31, 1S50. 

82. LUCAS RYERSON,^ {George L.," Lucas,' Joris,^ Martin'), third child of 

George L. and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson was b. Nov. 26, 1771; d. Mar. 15, 


1855. He resided in Manchester township, N. J. He was celebrated in 
his time as a silversmith and clock-maker. Many products of his skill are 
still treasured in the neighborhood and by the different members of the 
family throughout the country. His specialty seemed to be clocks of the 
"grandfather" type, many of which, now over 100 years old, are in use 
to-day. They are highly prized by their owners, among whom are Dr. 
Ryerson, Boon ton, N. J., and Mrs. Albert Woodruff, of Brooklyn. He m. 
Catherine Decker, and resided on a farm in the upper part of Pacquanac. 
Their children were: 

I. MARIA, b. Jan. 24, 1802; m. June 18, 1823, Henry R. Van Ness, b. April 17,1800. 
He was a merchant of Singac, N. J., for many years. At the time of his death 
in 1896 he resided at Little FaUs, N. J. Issue: 
I. Lucas Ryerson Van Ness. 
II. (Judge) JOHN DECKER, b. Oct. 13, 1804; d. July 29, 1880. He never m. 
Resided on a farm with his father at Pacquanac, and also kept a store there. 
He was Judge of the Court of Appeals. 
191. III. PETER, b. June 21, 1807; d. about 1880; m. Sarah Agnes Kipp. 

IV. ELIZABETH, b. June 21, 1807; m. Oct. 22, 1851; William Richards. She was a 
twin sister of Peter. After her husband's death she resided with her brother, 
John, and later with her nephew, Ryerson Van Ness. 

83. ABRAHAM RYERSON,^ {George L.* Lucas,' Joris,^ Martin'), the fourth 
child of George L. and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, b. Mar. i, 1774; d. Sept. 
9, 1820; m. Nov. 29, 1798, Elizabeth, dau. of Peter Meade. She was b. 
Oct. 28, 1780, and d. Dec. i, 1844. He resided on a farm at the upper end 
of Pacquanac and also operated a saw-mill. He died intestate. On April 
28, 1821, letters of administration on his estate were granted to Lucas Ryer- 
son and H. D. Doremus. Their children were: 

'192. I. GEORGE G., b. July 28, 1799; d. Nov. 16, 1873; m. Anna Graves. 

II. PETER G., b. Jan. 22, 1801 ; m. Mary Walker. He resided in Brooklyn and had 
a family of 5 or 6 children. Two only lived to maturity: 
I. Henrietta Ryerson, m. James Mandeville. 
II. Adeline Ryerson, m. a Mr. Meyers; d. without issue. 

193. III. JOHN, b. Aug. 30, 1802; d. Dec. 24, 1877; m. Cecelia Crane. 

IV. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 19, 1804; m. Richardson Buckbee. Residence, Newark, 

V. MARGARET, b. Feb. 17, 1806; d. June 26, 1844; m. Andrew Ackerman and 
resided on a farm at Stone Bridge, above Pacquanac. They had (supposedly) : 
I. Jane Ackerman. 
II. Cornelius Ackerman. 
III. Sarah Ackerman. 
VI. MARY, b. Jan. 8, 1808; m. Bethuel Crane. 

194. VII. BEEKMAN VAN BUREN, b. July 7, 1809; d. Nov. 10, 1881; m. Elizabeth D. 



VIII. ANN, b. Mar. lo, 1811; d. Mar. 3, 1846; unm. Resided with her sister, Mrs. 
Andrew Ackerman. 

195. IX. MARTIN, b. Nov. 13, 1814; m. Charlotte S. Shephard. 

196. X. ABRAHAM G., b. May 21, 1816; m. Mary Eliza Wessels. 

XI. CATHERINE, b. Feb. 4, 1819; m. Robert Allen; lived in Ohio. 

84. JEREMIAH RYERSON,= {George L.* Lucas,' Joris,^ Mfrlin'), fifth child 

of George L. and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 21, 1776; m. 
Oct. 30, 1802, Rachel Van Saun, and resided on his farm at Lower Preak- 
ness. Jeremiah Ryerson was a plain unassuming man, and typical farmer. 

I. MARIA, b. Aug. 5, 1810; d. June 6, 1S43; m. Francis Doremus, b. Mar. 12, 1804; 

d. Nov. 29, 1846, son of Peter and Susan (Jacobus) Doremus. 
II. ELIZABETH, m. Richard Berdan, and resided at Preakness. The probabilities 
are that Elizabeth was the elder of the two children. 

85. MARTIN G. RYERSON,^ {CTeorge L.,* Lucas,' Joris,^ Martin'), sixth child of 

George L. and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 16, 1779, and d. Mar. 
29, 1853. Resided on a farm in Upper Pacquanac. A man of retiring 
disposition and conservative ideas. He m. in 1802, Nantje (Hannah) 
Ackerman, b. 1782, d. May 17, 1857. Issue: 

I. MARIA, b. Oct. 2, 1802; d. Oct. 7, 1883; m. Oct. i, 1S25, Peter Roome, b. Mar. 
3, 1804; d. Sept., 1875. They resided several years in New York, where he was 
in business. Later they removed to his farm at Pompton Plains. They had 

I. Martin Roome, m. May 6, 1848, Rachel Ann Ryerson, dau. of George J. 
Ryerson and Jane (Garrabrant) Ryerson. They resided in New York where 
Mr. Roome was in business. 

II. John P. Roome, b. Mar. i, 1828; d. Oct. g, 1849. 

III. Euz.\BETH A. Rogue, b. Sept. 20, 1829; d. Dec. 18, 1830. 

IV. Catharine A. Roome, b. Oct. 20, 1832; d. Jan. 14, 1834. 
V. Abraham Roome, b. Oct. 27, 1S34; d. April 14, 1840. 

VI. George Roome, m., first. May 30, 1863, Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 20, 1842; d. 
July 15, 1867, dau. of Rev. G. C. Schenck; second, June 2, 1869, Jane, 
dau. of George J. and Jane (Garrabrant) Ryerson. Residence, Wayne, on 
the George J. Ryerson homestead. 
II. JAMES, b. .'^ug. 21, 1S04; d. about 1840. 

III. ELIZABETH, b. June 5, 1807; m. David Jacobus, b. June 21, 1804, d. about 
1S70. He was a manufacturer of sash, blinds, doors, etc., in New York City, 
and accumulated a fortune. Issue: 

I. Nicholas Jacobus. 

II. Hannah Jacobus. 

III. Maria Jacobus. 

IV. ANN, b. Jan. 14, 1810; d. Jan. 9, 1867; unm. Lived at home. 

197. V. GEORGE, b. Sept. 20, 1812; d. April 23, 1900; m. Ann Elizabeth HaU. 


198. VI. ABRAHAM MARTIN, b. Mar. 25, 1S15; d. May 14, 1S91; m. Ann Meade. 

199. VII. LUCAS, b. May i, 1819; d. April 5, 1S99; m. three times. 
VIII. RACHEL CATHERINE, b. Feb. i, 1S22; d. July 20, 1S25. 

86. JOHN G. RYERSON,^ {George L.* Lucas,^ Joris:- Martin'), seventh child 

of George L. and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 23, 1781; d. Mar. 
28, 1864. Resided on his father's homestead. A man of most amiable 
and benevolent disposition. He m., May 10, 1806, Rachel Jacobus, b. 
Aug. I, 1787; d. Jan. 8, i860. Their children were: 

200. I. GEORGE J., b. Mar. 26, 1807; d. Feb. 16, 1882; m. Jane Garrabrant. 

201. II. DAVID, b. July 2, 1809; d. Aug., 1854; m. Anna Maria Leak. 

III. MARY, b. April 17, 181 2; m. Cornelius Van Ness. Residence, Fairfield, N. J. 

IV. MARTHA, b. Sept. 17, 1815; d. Mar. 30, 1879; m., June 5, 1834, Garret M. Van 
Ness, b. Sept. 15, 1811. Residence, Jacksonville, N. J., then on the Van Ness 
farm near the church at Pompton Plains. Their children were: 

I. John Henry Van Ness, b. May 18, 1835; m. Dec. 4, 1855, Eliza Jane, dau. 

of Andrew Ackerman. 
II. George Van Ness, b. Feb. 26, 1837; m. Feb. 25, 1874, Mary Bulgen. 

Residence, Jacksonville, 
ni. Sarah Elizabeth Van Ness, b. Oct. 7, 1839; m. Nov. 25, 1750, Dr. Charles 

William Stickney, a physician of Newark. 
IV. Mary Jane Van Ness, b. Sept. 4, 1843; d. Jan. 16, 1866. 
V. Rachel Van Ness, b. Nov. 4, 1846; d. July 29, 1853. 
VI. David Van Ness, b. Sept. 14, 1851; d. Nov. 23, 1852. 

VII. David Ryerson Van Ness, b. July 30, 1854; m. May 8, 1879, Elizabetfi 
Haycock. Residence, Pompton Plains. 
V. ELIZABETH ANN, b. 1822; d. Feb., 1902; m. Oct. 19, 1842, John Debow, and 
resided on the Debow farm, at Pompton Plains. Their children were: 
I. Mary Jane Debow, b. April 8, 1844; m. (as his second wife), Sept. 6, 1871, 

Abraham Doremus, b. July 17, 1832. Residence, Pacquanac. 
II. Emma Louisa Debow, b. Mar. 19, 1846. 
. . III. Melvina Debow, b. July 26, 1848. 

John Debow (the father) was a grandson of Garret Debow, by his wife 
Maria, dau. of Paulus and Catherine (Ryerson) Vanderbeek. 

87. NICHOLAS RYERSON, ^ (George L.,' Lucas, ^ Joris,'' Martin'), the tenth 

child of George L. and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 16, 1788; d. 
Jan. 26, 1838. He was killed by a falling tree. He m. 1810, "Mottie," 
(Mary), dau. of Abraham and Leah (Mandeville) Jacobus, b. Jan. 27, 1787; 
d. May 8, 1876. She was a sister of Wilheniena Jacobus who m. Martin 
Van Winkle, whose dau. Agnes M. (Van Winkle) Ryerson was the widow 
of John Ryerson. Residence, Passaic, N. J. "Mottie" Jacobus was bap. 
as Martjetie. Her grandfather was James Jacobus, b. in 17 16, and he was 
son of Brant Jacobus, son of Roeloff Jacobus, who came to America from 
Holland prior to 1690. Their children were: 


I. ABRAHAM, b. Feb. 9, 1811; d. Oct. 2, 1814. 
II. GEORGE, b. Feb. 9, 1813. 

III. ELMIRA, b. July 28, 1817; d. Oct. i, 1902; m. Sept. 10, 1847, Abraham Mande- 
ville. Residence, Pompton Plains. They had issue: 

I. Mary Elizabeth Mandeville, b. Nov. 2, 1839; m. Oct. 20, 1887, George 

Demarest; residence, Pompton Plains. 
11. Nicholas R. Mandeville, b. May 21, 1S43; unm. 

III. James J. Mandeville, b. May 21, 1843; m. Oct. 22, 1S73, Emma, dau. of 
James H. Mandeville. Residence, on the homestead of his father. 

IV. George H. Mandeville, b. Jan. 17, 1846; m. June 15, 1876, Margaret 
Harrison. Residence, New York. 

202. IV. ABRAHAM NICHOLAS, b. Dec. 27, 1819; m. Catherine Ann Doremus. 

V. LE.AH MARY, b. July 20, 1823; m. May 19, 1847, Henry Post, b. April 15, 1820. 
Residence, on a farm at Two Bridges. Their chOdren were: 
I. Abraham C. Post, b. Oct. 24, 1852; m. June iS, 1874, Laura Kent, b. July 

28, 1845. Residence, Two Bridges. 
II. Mary Catherine Post, b. Oct. 30, 1856. 

203. VI. GEORGE, b. Dec. 28, 1826; m. Margaret Van Nostrand. 

88. SAMUEL RYERSE, Jr.,^ {Col. Samuel,* Lucas,'' Joris,^ Martin'), son of CoL 
Samuel Ryerse by his first wife. He was a lad of about fifteen when his 
father settled in Upper Canada. He was b. Oct. 23, 1782, in New York, 
and d. Aug. 29, 1874, in Canada. When he reached maturity he settled on 
a farm in the Black Creek District, a short distance from Port Dover, On- 
tario. His descendants still occupy the land, many of them owning large 
and valuable farms in the neighborhood. He m. May 12, 1804, Sarah 
Cyphor, of Albany, N. Y. She was b. Dec. 28, 1786, and d. May 9, 1852. 
Their children were: 

I. CHARLES, b. July 9, 1805; d. Oct. 27, 1805. 

204. II. PETER C, b. April 16, 1807; d. 1899; m. three times. 

205. III. ROBERT NICHOL, b. Oct. 23, 1810; d. Dec. 16, 1893; m. Eliza UnderhiU. 

IV. ELEANOR AUGUSTA, b. June 11, 1812; m. AprU 9, 1832, George KnifFen. 

V. HARRIET AMELIA, b. Mar. 24, 1814; m. May 31, 1835, John BirdsaU. She 
d. Feb. 28, 1S44. They had issue: 
I. Martha Birdsall, m. John HavOand, of Detroit. 

206. VI. SAMUEL HARRIS, b. Nov. 8, 1815; d. Dec. 30, 1890; m. Elizabeth MandeviUe. 
VII. SALLY ANN, b. Aug. 8, 181 7; m. Feb. 25, 1836, Fred Pick of Port Rowan, Ont. 

\TII. HANNAH MARIA, b. May 3, 1819; d. Jan. 25, 1847; m. Samuel Chamberlin. 
IX. EDWARD HALL, b. Mar. 27, 1821; d. Jan. 12, 1891; m. Elizabeth Bishoprick. 
No issue: 
X. ARTHUR Vl^ESLEY, b. Jan. 24, 1823; d. about 1866; m., first, Ann Donly; 
second, Julia Marks; third, a widow, of Illinois, who d. leaving no issue. Mr. 
Ryerse resided in Illinois during the latter part of his life. His first wife d. in her 
sixteenth year, leaving a dau.: 
I. Sarah Ryerse, m. Wallace McQueen, D. V. S. of Oxford, Mich. Sarah was 
reared by her uncle Edward Powers Ryerse. 


By his second wife Mr. Ryerse had three daughters: 

II. LiNNiE Ryerse, d. unm. 

III. Martha Ryerse, d. y. 

IV. A daughter, d. y. 

By his third wife there was one child, a son who was burned to death 
when three years old. 

207. XI. ISAAC FREEMAN, b. April 14, 1825; m. Mary Chamberlin. 
XII. SUSAN, b. Mar. 6, 1827; d. Sept. 9, 1827. 

208. XIII. GEORGE COLLIN, b. May 5, 1830; d. Dec. 28, 1900; m. Sarah Jane Orr. 

89. REV. GEORGE JOSEPH RYERSE,^ (Col. Samuel,* Lucas,^ Joris,^ Martin'), 
son of Col. Samuel and Sarah (Underbill) Ryerse, was born April 2, 1794, 
and d. Feb. i, 1876. The greater portion of his life was spent at Port Ryerse, 
Ontario. He was ordained in the Baptist church and, having studied medi- 
cine, combined the two professions in his daily ministration. He was twice 
m. His first wife was Elizabeth Vail, b. Nov. 15, 1800; d. Feb. 19, 1834. 
They were m. Dec. 25, 1816. He m., second, Jan. 13, 1835, Mrs. Nancy 
(Shaw) Schoff, dau. of Dennis and Sophia (Loder) Shaw. She was b. June 
4, 1814, and d. Sept. 3, 1894. The children by the first wife were: 

209. I. WILLIAM H., b. Sept. 30, 1818; m. twice. 
II. JOHN, b. Aug. 17, 1820; d. Sept. 3, 1820. 

III. CHARLES, b. Sept. 10, 1821; d. Nov. 9, 1824. 

210. IV. JAMES, b. Feb. 26, 1824; d. Mar. 30, 1876; m. Sarah Ann Winter. 

V. FRANCIS, b. Mar. 23, 1826; m. Elizabeth Potts. He was a farmer residing at 
Port Ryerse. Issue: 
I. Edward Ryerson, d. y. 

II. Alfred Ryerson, d. in Colorado. He m. Minnie Wallace, and had a son: 
i. Bruce Ryerson, h. about 187 1. Residence, Brantford, Ont. 

III. William Ryerson, d. y. 

IV. Esther Ryerson, d. y. 

VI. MARIA, b. May 25, 1828; m. Mar. 8, 1849, John S. Austin, of Simcoe, Ont. He 
was b. Feb. 3, 1817, d. Mar. 27, 1894. Issue: 
I. Phoebe Ann Austin, b. Dec. 22, 1849; m. Thomas Little. 
II. Francis Albert Austin, b. Nov. 6, 1851; d. Sept. 16, 1852. 

III. Elizabeth Alice Austin, b. Sept. 2, 1853; m. July 8, 1874, Newton Challen. 

IV. George Ryerse Austin, b. Jan. 18, 1856; m. Louise Misner. 
V. Fannie, 1 , . , t 1 o j 

VI. Flora, | twms b. July 17, 1859; d. y. 

VII. Emma Marie Austin, b. Aug. i, i860; m. Jan., 1877, William Nettleton. 
vni. Anna Perry Austin, b. Aug. 8, 1863; m. Robert Gunton. 
IX. Gordon Edward Austin. Residence, Chicago. 
VII. SARAH, b. Dec. 17, 1830; m. Charles Mabee, of Charlottesville. Mrs. Mabee 
resided at Delhi, Ont. Issue: 
I. Tryphosa Mabee, m. B. O. Franklin. Residence, Muskegon, Mich. 
n. Mary Mabee, m. C. G. Murray. Residence, Waterford, Ont. 
in. Martha Mabee, m. J. I. Marson, of Thessalon, Ont. 


IV. Emma Mabee, m. C. L. Robertson, of Vanessa, Ont. 
V. Charles Mabee. Residence, Newark, N. J. 

VI. Caroline Mabee, m. J. H. Bartholomew. Residence, Vancouver, B. C. 
VIII. JOSEPH, b. Jan. 12, 1832; d. Jan. 16, 1832. 

Children by the second marriage were: 

211. IX. LEWIS, b. Nov. 17, 1835; d. June 30, 1903; m. Catherine KeUey. 

X. AMELIA, b. April 22, 1838; m. Dec. 17, 1857, Dr. William Carey Barrett, of 

Builalo, N. Y. He left no issue. His widow resided in Buffalo. 
XI. ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 15, 1840; d. May 17, 1841. 
XII. MATILDA FISHER, b. May 19, 1842; d. Aug. 11, 1846. 

XIIL IDA (Eliza Jane), b. May 22, 1844; d. Feb. 26, 1872; m. Feb. 22, 1871, Capt. 
John Wesley Hazen, of Bay City, IMich., a steamship master of the Great Lakes. 
They had one child: 
I. Charles A. Hazen, m. and resided in Cleveland, Ohio. 
XIV. EDWARD, b. Feb. i, 1847; d- Sept. 22, 1854. 

XV. MARTHA ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 31, 1849; d. about Mar. 6, 1891; m. Henry 
Jackson in 1870. She d. at Windsor, Ont., in childbirth, the child dying also. 

212. XVI. GEORGE JOSEPH, Jr., b. Aug. 21, 1851; m. Carrie Elford Lea. 

X\TI. HELEN EDITH, b. Oct. 10, 1855; m. John Bottomly. He died and the widow 
resided in Lindock, Ont. 

90. JOHN RYERSON,^ {John,* Liicas,^ J oris,- Martin^), son of John Ryer- 
son, was b. in Wheeling, W. Va., Mar. 18, 1801, and d. Oct. 13, 1878. Re- 
sided first in Pennsylvania, then in Ohio and later settled at viha.t is nov? 
La Grange, Ind., with his brothers, Isaac, James and Samuel. They were 
pioneers in that section. His brothers did not remain in La Grange. Two 
of them settled in Illinois. He m., first, Charlotte Carney, and had by her 
sixteen children, seven of whom were born in Ohio. Children by the first 
wife were: 

213. I. JAMES, b. about 1819; d. Feb. 14, 1901; m. Nancy MacDonald. 

214. II. WASHINGTON, 1 m. Beckey Garl. 

215. III. WORTHINGTON, J m. Martha Brackney. 
IV. ELIZABETH, m. David Smith, of La Grange, Ind. 

V. SARAH, m. John Hively. 

216. VI. JOHN, m. twice. 
• \TI. SAMUEL, d. y. 

VIII. CHARLOTTE, m. Benjamin Baumgartner; a resident of La Grange. Issue: 

I. A daughter, who m. a Mr. Reno, of La Grange. 

217. IX. WILLIAM, m. Lydia Runnells. 

X. ELMIRA, b. in La Grange, Ind., Oct. 20, 1839; m. Samuel Eiman. They had 
I. Joseph Bentley Eiman, b. July 24, 1S64; m. Pearl Smith. Issue: 
i. Laura Lucille Eiman, b. Aug. 25, 1902. 

II. Samuel Edward Eiman, b. April, 1S68; unm. 


218. XI. SAMUEL, m. Lumeric Scott. 

XII. JENNY, m., first, Martin Hogmeyer; second, Charles Kennedy. Issue: 
I. Bert Hogmeyer. 

II. Eva Hogmeyer, m. Garfield Bennett. 

John Ryerson had four other children who d. y. 

91. JAMES RYERSON, 5 (John^ Liicas,^ Joris;- Martin'), son of John Ryerson, 
was b. in Pickaway Co., Ohio, Dec. 14, 1803; d. Feb. 3, 1893. He went to 
IIKnois in 1824 and there m. Sarah Laswell, who d. Feb., 1844. He was a 
member of the "Rangers" during the Black Hawk War, and later took an 
active part in the public affairs of Henderson Co., where he had finally 
settled. It has been stated that subsequent to the death of liis first wife 
he m. Miss Nancy Webb, who died about three years later, and that he then 
m. Mrs. K. Howard. Of these later marriages we have no information. 
He was always known by the name of "Ryason." The children of James 
and Sarah (Laswell) Ryerson were: 

219. I. SAMUEL, b. Jan. 26, 1827; d. Mar. 21, 1S93; m. Rebecca Lee. 
II. PHOEBE, b. 1832; d. Dec, 1874; m. Tobias Carter. Issue: 

I. Angeline Carter, b. Oct. 31, 1851; m. Jacob Carothers, and they had 

/. Junic Carothers. 
ii. Izeia Carothers, m. Joseph White. 
Hi. Graver Carothers. 
iv. Mary Carothers. 
V. Walter Carothers. 

This family resided at Burlington, la. 
II. John Carter, m. Caroline McOlgan, sister of Mrs. Jasper (McOlgan) 
Ryerson. Residence, Gladstone, III. Issue: 
i. Myrtle Carter, 
ii. Junie Carter. 
Hi. Jessie Carter, 
iv. Ira Carter. ■' 

III. Fred Carter, d. unm. 

IV. William Carter. 
V. MiLBURN Carter. 

VI. Celia Carter, m. Newton Staley. Residence, Smithshire, III. Issue: 
i. Delsie Staley. 
ii. Ethel Staley. 
Hi. Roy Staley. 

III. JOHN, d. in June, 1893; m. Lucy Spangler, and they had one child: 

I. Eugenie Ryerson. 

IV. NANCY, m. Henry Hard. They resided for a period in Fowler, Colorado, but 
later removed to a farm in the vicinity of Kio, Kan. Their children were: 

I. Oscar Hard. 

II. Luna Hard. 


III. Nancy Hard. 

IV. Clara Hard. 
V. Sarah Hard. 

VI . Alfred Hard. 
\^I. Marvin Hard. 

220. V. JAMES. 

221. VII. JASPER, m. Emma McOlgan. 

Two others died in infancy. 

92. ISAAC RYERS0N,5 {John,^ Lucas,'' Joris;- Martin'^), son of John Ryerson, 
was b. June 23, 1808, and d. April 4, 1887. In Feb., 1838, he removed 
from Ohio with his brothers, John and James, to De Kalb Co., Ind., where he 
was a farmer for many years. Later he removed to La Grange where he 
remained a short while. In the fall of 1864 he removed to Henderson Co., 
111., and settled in Oquawka, where he resided until his death. He always 
spelled his name "Ryason," and his descendants have continued the same 
form. He m. May 23, 1829, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Susanna Buscark, who 
was b. in Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 3, 1811, and d. July 16, 1883. Their children 

I. ELIZABETH, b. April 3, 1830; m. AprQ 5, 1859, William McEndarffer. Resi- 
dence, MDlersburg, Ind. Both d. without issue. 

222. II. GEORGE, b. May 13, 1832; m. Angeline Carney. 

223. III. LEVI, b. May 30, 1834; d. May 30, 1900; m. Susan Sultz. 
IV. JAMES, b. Aug. 16, 1836; d. Nov. 4, 1838. 

V. SAINIUEL, b. April 24, 1839; d. unm. 
VI. ELMIRA, b. June 3, 1842; m., first, Perry Eames; second, J. C. Stripe, a farmer 

of Oquawka, 111., where they resided. 
VII. JOHN, b. Nov. 15. 1844; d. unm. 

224. \TII. RESON SPAULDING, b. Nov. 15, 1848; m. twice. 

IX. WILLIAM M., b. Dec. i, 1852; m. Emma Craft. 

93. REV. RESON F. RYERSON, ^ (John,' Lucas,' Joris, ^ Martin^), son of John 
Ryerson, by his second wife, Mrs. Margaret Friend, was b. in 1812 and 
d. in 1842. He resided in Hocking County, Ohio, the greater part of his 
life and was a farmer, also a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
He m. Anna, daughter of Henry and Margaret Brown. She died in Kansas 
at the home of her daughter. Children: 

I. MARGARET, m., first, John Pryor by whom she had three children. He died 
and she married for her second husband, Joshua Frazier. His family resides in 

225. II. ELIJAH F., b. 1S35; d. 1891; m. Elizabeth Ziegler. 

226. III. JACOB BROWN, b. April, 1838; m. Nancy Fox. 


IV. MARY, m. first, Thomas A. Wolf, who died without issue. They removed to 

Illinois and the widow married a Mr. Fuller. No issue. 
V. RESON F., Jr. 
VI. REV. JOHN F., m. Isabel . He is a Methodist minister and resides in 

Illinois. No issue. 

94, REV. GEORGE RYERSON, ^ {Col. Joseph,^ Lucas,' J oris,- Martin'), 
eldest son of Col. Joseph and Mehetable (Stickney) Ryerson, was b. near 
Fredericton, N. B., Mar. 17, 1791 or 2, and d. in Toronto, Ont., Dec. 19, 1882. 
He settled at Port Ryerse with his father and at the outbreak of the war of 
181 2 he was among the first to take up arms in defense of his father's adopted 
country. He received a commission as Heutenant in the ist Norfolk 
Regiment of which his father was coIoneL He was present at the capture 
of Detroit by General Brock, and in the battles of Stony Creek, Beaver 
Dam and Lundy's Lane. He was severely wounded before Fort Erie, 
Nov. 28, 1812, and incapacitated for years afterwards. In 1819, after com- 
pleting his studies at Union College, in Schenectady, N. Y., he entered the 
ministry of the Methodist Church and, in 1828, was sent to England, as a 
delegate to the Conference, where he remained until 1832. There he met 
the celebrated Edward Irving and became a convert to his views. On his 
return he established the Catholic Apostolic Church in Canada, and acted 
as its head until 1872. 

Dr. Ryerson m., first, in 1820, Sarah, or Frances, daughter of Dr. Rolph, 
of Dundee, b. May 17, 1799; d. July 10, 1820. He m., second, Sophia, dau. 
of Edward Symes, of London, June 15, 1836. He m., third, in 1853, Isabella 
Dorcas Sterhng, dau. of Hon Ansel Sterhng, of Sharon, Conn. (Judge of the 
Supreme Court of Conn.; member of the State Legislature and member of 
Congress). The children by the first marriage were: 

I. FRANCES MARY, b. Aug. 12, 1822; d. Aug., 1873; m. John McLaughlin, and 
settled in Illinois. They had two daughters, school teachers who resided in 

227. II. JOSEPH WILLIAM, b. Jan. i, 1S24; d. 1906; m. Mary Elizabeth Evings. 

By the second marriage he had: 

III. SOPHIA MEHET.\BLE, b. July 11, 1837; m. Oct. 6, 1S67, Rev. James Edward 
Gilmore and they have issue: 
I. Edward Theodore Barclay Gilmore, b. July 31, 1869. 
II. Isabel Mary Gilmore, b. Dec. 30, 1871. 
III. George Ryerson Gilmore, b. Nov. 25, 1873; d. an infant. 

By the third marriage he had: 

228. IV. GEORGE ANSEL STERLING, b. Jan. 21, 1S55; m. Mary A. Crowther. 


95. SAMUEL RYERSON/ (Col. Joseph,* Lucas,' Jons." Martin'), son of Col. 
Joseph and Mehetable (Stickney) Ryerson, was b. about 1794, and d. about 
1830. He m. Eliza McMichael. He served in the war of 1812 and settled 
on a farm near Vittoria, Norfolk Co., Ont., where he remained until his 
death. He was the only one of the sLx brothers who did not take up pro- 
fessional work, all his' other brothers entering the ministry. They had 

I. JANE, m. Russel Clark. 
II. ELIZABETH, m. Lorenzo Mitchell. 
III. SARAH, m. George Dresser. 

229. IV. HENRY EGERTON, m. Mrs. Maria (Burke) Kennedy. 

It is said that by another wife, Edith Wagner, there was a son, the Rev. 
Seth Ryerson, who m. Annie Owen. This information came to hand from 
an unauthentic source too late to be confirmed. For children of Rev. Seth 
Ryerson see elsewhere in this work. 

96. REV. WILLL\M RYERSON,^ (Col. Joseph,* Lucas.' Joris,^- Martin'), son 
of Col. Joseph and Mehetable (Stickney) Ryerson, was b. in 1798 in New 
Brunswick, and d. Sept. 13, 1873. He was a clerg>-man of the Methodist 
Church. He had charges in Toronto, Kingston, and many other important 
places. In 1840 he was delegated, with his brother. Dr. Adolphus Egerton 
Ryerson, to go to England as a commissioner to promote the union of the 
Methodist Churches of the two countries. He was also elected a member of 
the Dominion Parliament. Late in life he retired to a farm, in Brant Co., 
Ont. He m. Mary Grithn, and their children were: 

230. I. JOSEPH ED WAY, d. Oct. 20, 1863; m. Mary Shaw. 

231. II. WILLIAM, b. Feb., 1837; d. 1886; m. Eliza Thorn. 

III. MARY, m. A. Lemond WUson. Issue: 

I. Annie Wilson, m. R. Kerr. Residence, Gait, Ont. 
11. Mrs. Gustavia Fowler, of Gait, Ont. 
in. Mrs. Eliza Merns, d. leaving a son: 

i. Robert Merns. Connected with the press in Toronto. 

IV. SMITH, d. en route to Australia on board ship. 
V. PHOEBE, m. Allen Wilcox. 

VI. MATILDA, m. a Mr. Maricle. Residence, New Buffalo, iSIich. 

97. REV. JOHN RYERSON,'^ (Col. Joseph,* Lucas,' J oris, ^ Martin'), son of 

Col. Joseph and Mehetable (Stickney) Ryerson, was b. in Norfolk Co., 
Ont., June 12, 1800, and d. in Simcoe, Oct. 9, 1878. In 1822 he was or- 
dained a minister of the Methodist Church, and entered upon his active life 
work, the results of which have immortalized and endeared his memory to 


all Christian Canada. He aided and was instrumental in founding many 
institutions of the M. E. Church. In 1854, the Canadian Conference with 
a view to assuming the direction and maintenance of the missions of the 
London (England) Wesleyan Committee in the Northwest Territory, sent 
Mr. Ryerson to e.xplore the field. This journey is graphically described in 
a work, of which he is the author, entitled "Hudson Bay, or a Missionary 
Tour in the Territory of the Hon. Hudson Bay Co." He resided at Toronto, 
Kingston, and Halloway when actively engaged. Late in life he was 
superannuated and retired to Brantford, Ont. He was one of the leading 
ministers of the Methodist Church in Canada, a delegate to the General 
Conference in Baltimore, Md., in 1840, and Delegate to England in 1846. 
He also held important positions in Victoria College, Toronto. He was 
with his father in the war of 181 2, although only a boy. He married Aug. 
8, 1828, Mary Lewis, and their children were: 

I. EGERTON FISH, d. a bachelor. He was a prominent barrister of Stratford, 

Ont., also County Attorney of Perth Co. 
II. MARCIA, m. Henry A. Hardy, a lawyer, and County Attorney for Norfolk Co., 
Ont. Children: 
I. Mary Hardy. 

II. Catherine Hardy, m. (as his second wife), William HoUis Lester of Toronto, 
who d. Dec. i, 1894. 

III. Henry Hardy, m. Margaret E. Lester, dau. of William Hollis Lester. 

IV. Ella Hardy. 

V. Charlotte Hardy. 
VI. Ethel Hardy. 
vu. Louise Hardy, m. Edward Syer, of Chicago, 111. 

Lucas,^ J oris, "^ Martin^), son of Col. Joseph and Mehetable (Stickney) 
Ryerson, was born at Charlotteville, Ont., Mar. 24, 1803, and d. at Toronto, 
Feb. 19, 1882. He m., first, Sept. 10, 1828, Hannah, b. Aug. 4, 1804; d. 
1832, dau. of John Aikman of Barton township. He m., second, Nov. 
8, 1833, Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1810; d. Jan. 20, 1884, dau. of J. R. Armstrong of 

As a boy Adolphus Egerton Ryerson determined to secure an education, 
and he did, but in the face of tremendous odds. The schools afforded little 
but the first rudiments, and his time was Kmited as he was required to work 
upon the farm. At the age of 16 years, however, he had acquired sufficient 
knowledge to fit him for appointment as assistant teacher to his elder 
brother, George. Thus began his career as one of the greatest educationists 
on the American continent, and as such honored throughout Canada and 
the U. S., and even in England and France. 


He was ordained a minister of the Methodist Church, by Bishop Hedding, 
on his twenty-second birthday, and appointed to the Niagara circuit in- 
cluding York, as Toronto was then called. He continued his studies with 
unremitting zeal and in 1825, when he was but 22 years of age, his review of 
the Ven. Archdeacon Strachan's seiTnon on the death of Bishop Mountain 
won him immediate recognition. In 1829 the "Christian Guardian" was 
established by him and he was appointed associate editor! In 1833 he was 
sent to England as a delegate to the Wesleyan Conference and succeeded in 
bringing about the desired connection between that body and the Methodist 
Church of Canada. In 1835 he again visited England to enUst support for 
the establishment of a Methodist Academy in Canada and, also, to secure 
a Royal Charter and subscriptions for Upper Canada Academy then at 
Coburg, now Victoria College, Toronto. In 1840 he secured $16,000 and 
an act of incorporation from the Upper Canada Parliament erecting Upper 
Canada Academy into a university. Dr. Ryerson was unanimously chosen 
first president in 1842. 

In 1840 he resigned from his pastoral charge of the Adelaide Street 
Methodist Church, and withdrawing from the active ministry devoted him- 
self to the cause of education and the advance of learning in Upper Canada. 

In 1842 the Wesleyan University of Middletown, Conn., conferred upon 
him the degree of D. D., in recognition of the benefits secured to the cause 
of religion and education not only in Canada but also, indirectly, for the U. S. 

In 1845 Dr. Ryerson was appointed Superintendent of Education for 
Upper Canada with the understanding that he reconstruct the whole under- 
Ijang foundation and estabHsh it upon a more comprehensive and enduring 
basis. This he did, but not without bitter opposition from certain members 
of the cabinet. The system, as built up by Dr. Ryerson for pubHc instruc- 
tion, continues to-day, and will for centuries to come. He held the office 
of Superintendent of Public Instruction without interruption for 30 years, 
endearing himself to all and winning the veneration and esteem of the 
general public from the school-child to the greatest statesmen in the world. 
Mr. Gladstone (then Under Secretary of State for War) consulted him and 
from him secured much of the material used in the refutation of Hume's 
attack upon the government. The French government conferred upon 
him the "Order of the Palm Leaf," given only to men of the highest literary 
and scientific attainments. This was at the instance of the French Minister 
of Public Instruction, who realized that Dr. Ryerson's work was of world- 
wide influence and importance. 

In 1859-60 he was instrumental in securing government land grants for 
all outlying universities, thus making it possible for these struggling institu- 
tions to fulfill their mission effectively. In recognition of the able manner 


in which he had met and overcome all opposition to such government action, 
Victoria College conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws, in 1861! 

In 1869 he began urging the government to release him from office; but 
no action was taken until 1876, when he was relieved of his arduous duties 
and permitted to retire. 

In addition to all his other labors he found time for extensive literary 
work. Among the best known of his productions are: "Scriptural Rights 
of the Members of Christ's Visible Church" (Toronto 1854, 8 vols.);"" A 
Manual of Agricultural Chemistry;" "The Clergy Reserve Question;" 
"Compulsory Education;" "The Loyahsts and their Times;" "The Puri- 
tans of Old New England;" and "The Story of My Life." 

He was one of Canada's greatest divines though this fact is ahnost 
entirely overshadowed by his international reputation gained as an educa- 

In 1889, seven years after his death, a monument to his memory was 
unveiled on the grounds of the Department of Education, at Toronto; but 
no more enduring monument was needed than that which his own marvelous 
intellect and almost superhuman efforts created in his finished work. The 
children of Dr. Ryerson and his first wife were: 

I. JOHN, b. July, 1829; d. y. 
II. LUCILLA HANNAH, b. Jan. 18, 1832; d. y. 

By the second wife the children were: 

III. SOPHIA HOWARD, b. Dec. 20, 1836; d. 189S; m. July 7, i860, Edward W. 
Harris, son of Capt. John and Amelia (Ryerson) Harris. (Her second cousin.) 
No issue. 

IV. CHARLES EGERTON, b. July 6, 1847; m. Aug. 4, 1S7S, his cousin, Emily 
Eliza Beatty, dau. of the late John Beatty, M. D., and his wife, Eleanor (Arm- 
strong) Beatty, sister of Mary (Armstrong) Ryerson, wife of Egerton Ryerson. 
Mr. Ryerson was an attorney in Toronto, and also Secretary of the Toronto 
Public Library, and Assistant Librarian. Their children were: 

I. George Egerton Ryerson, b. June 3, 1876; a missionary of the Church of 

England in Naoetsu, Province of Echigo, Japan. 
II. Dr. Edward Stanley Ryerson, b. Feb. 21, 1879. A physician of Toronto. 

Graduate of Trinity ]Medical College, Toronto, 1900. 

III. William Arthur Egerton Ryerson, b. Oct., 1880; d. 1885. 

IV. Mary Ellen Ryerson, b. July 21, 1882. 
v. Isabel Louise Ryerson, b. AprU 24, 1884. 

VI. John Egerton Ryerson, b. June 7, 1887. 

REV. EDWAY MARCUS RYERSON,^ {Col. Joseph^ Lucas,^ Jorls,^ 
Martin'), youngest child of Col. Joseph and Mehetable (Stickney) Ryerson, 
was b. in 1811, and d. in 1858. The days of his youth were spent on the 


farm with his father. He was ordained a minister of the Methodist Church 
when a very young man. He held various pastoral charges at Stratford, 
Brantford, Niagara Falls and other places. He was the youngest of the 
live brothers who entered the ministry. He was twice m., first, to Emily, 
dau. of Rev. Daniel Freeman. She d. and he m., second, Phoebe Almira 
Freeman, a younger sister of his first wife, b. June 2, 18 12. His widow, the 
last of her generation, survived him many years. We tan only give the 
children and the descendants of Rev. Edway Ryerson subject to correction, 
for the sources of information were meager and not quite satisfactory: 

I. WILLIAM, perhaps he was William Delos Ryerson who settled in New York 

State. (See Appendix No. 3 for descendants). 
II. HELEN, d. y. 

III. MARY, d. y. 

IV. EMILY, m. Edward Powell. She died when a young woman, shortly after her 
only child was born, and was buried at Woodhouse, Ont. Her husband was a 
banker in Kansas. He was killed by being thrown from a buggy. Issue: 

I. Dr. Frank Powell. He is a physician and resides in Chicago. 

The children of Rev. Edway Ryerson, by the second wife were: 

VI. ALBERT L., b. June 26, 1843; m. Hattie Carr, of Forestville, Ont. They re- 
sided at Port Dover, Ont. He was a bookkeeper in the Norfolk Knitting Mills. 
He was drowned by the capsizing of a small boat while sailing from Port Ryerse 
to Port Dover. Issue: 
I. Fannie Ryerson, m. William B. Dixon. Residence, Port Dover, Ont. 

The widow of Albert L. Ryerson m., second, James Stamp, a well-to-do 
farmer of Port Dover. He d. and she m. third, Frank Boulter. 
VII. CHARLES EDWAY, d. in infancy. 

VIII. JOSEPHINE, m. William Fitzgerald, Deputy Minister of Finance, and Insur- 
ance Inspector of Ontario. Mr. Fitzgerald has been many years connected with 
the Dominion Government at Ottawa. Issue: 
I. William Fitzgerald. 
II. AsHTON Fitzgerald. 
XL GEORGE ARTHUR, d. in 1881; m. Katie HamQton. His widow afterwards 
m. Thomas Williams, a barrister of Toronto. The children of George Ryerson 
and Katie Hamilton were: 
I. Edway Ryerson. He is a soldier and member of the first Battalion Royal 
Canada Vols. He served in the South African War, and was later with 
his regiment in India. 
II. Arthur Egerton Ryerson, m. 1900, Annie McNerney. He served in the 
late South African War. He was a member of the second Canadian Mounted 
Rifles. Residence, Toronto. Issue: 
i. Dorothy Ryerson, h. Feb. 28, 1901. 
ii. Edwin Jeffrey Ryerson, b. June 4, 1902. 


100. JACOB RYERSON, 5 {John Jacob,* Jacob,^ Ryer,- Martin'), son of John 
Jacob and Margaret Ryerson, was b., or bap., Nov. 9, 1777, and d. Dec. 
27, 1856. He served as a private in the war of 1812-15, enrolled in Capt. 
Nathaniel Board's Company, Col. Dodd's Regiment, N. J., detailed militia. 
He was discharged Dec. 2, 1814. Lived near Wynockie. He m. Sarah, or 
Sally, Beam of Wynockie; b. May 6, 1782; d. 1826; dau. of Anthony Beam, 
Jr. Issue: 

I. REBECCA, b. Sept. 10, iSoo; m. Joseph Morse. Issue: 
I. Eunice Morse. 
II. Jane Morse, m. James Lane. There were, probably, other children. 

The mother, Rebecca (Ryerson) Morse, d. and Mr. Morse m., as his 
second wife, Kaziah Ryerson, sister of his first wife. 

232. II. HENRY, b. Oct. 9, 1802; d. 1879; m. twice. 

III. KAZIAH, b. April 9, 1805; m. Joseph Morse, widower of her sister, Rebecca, and 
they had issue, so far as we have information: 

I. Joseph Morse. 

II. Benjamin Morse, m. and his daughter Emma, became the wife of David 
Ryerson, son of Abraham and Catherine (Smith) Ryerson. 

IV. MARE\, b. Sept. 27, 1807; d. in July, 1889; m. George Carr. Residence, 
Le Claire Co., la. Issue: 

I. Richard Carr. 
II. David Carr. 
III. William Carr. 
V. JOHN BEAM, b. April 12, 1810; d. (sup.) young. 

VI. ANN, m. a missionary. They went to some foreign country and are supposed to 
have perished, as nothing was ever heard of them. 

233. VII. ABRAHAM, b. Nov. 20, 1814; d. Mar. 21, 1899; m. Catherine Smith. 
VIII. SOPHRONIA, m. Robert Smith, and had issue, among others: 

I. Mrs. Aurelia McMullen, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

234. IX. JACOB, b. Aug. 9, 1823; m. Letitia Van Tassel. 

101. FRANCIS RYERSON, 5 (William,* William,^ Rycr,'' Martin'), son of Wil- 
liam and Ellen (Cook) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 15, 1790; d. prior to 1832; m. 
Margaret Doremus, b. Dec. 23, 1793. They resided at Mountain View, 
and had issue: 

235. I. WILLIAM F,, b. July 25, 1S13; m. Cornelia Osborn. 

236. 11. THOMAS F., b. Oct. 13, 1815; d. Nov. 13, 1882; m. Catherine Doremus. 

237. III. PETER F., b. Nov. 4, 1817; d. Aug. 17, 1885; m. twice. 
IV. ANN, b. about 1820; d. y. 

102. WILLIAM RYERSON, 5 {William* William,^ Ryer,^ Martin'), son of Wil- 
liam and Ellen (Cook) Ryerson. Residence, Singac. Mr. Ryerson m., 
(sup.) in April, 1818, Nancy Norwood, for we find a marriage license on 


that date issued to William W. Ryerson and Nancy Norwood. Some 
authorities have this name as "Nancy Denard." They had children: 

I. A son, d. unm. 
II. MARY JANE. Residence, Newark. 

103. GARRET W. RYERSON,^ (William,' William,' Ryer,"* Martin'), son of 
William and Ellen (Cook) Ryerson, was b. or bap. Sept. 3, 1797, and d., 
circa 1880. Residence, Newark. He m. Sarah Thorpe (nee Stratton), 
widow of a Mr. Thorpe. She d. about 1888. Children of Garret and Sarah 
(Stratton) Ryerson: 

I. SUSAN, m. James Durand, of Jersey City. Issue: 

I. Leonard Due.^nd. Residence, Newark, N. J. 

II. ANNIE, m. Charles Marshall. He died and widow resided in Newark. 

III. MARY ELLEN, m., first, Joseph Lawrie (or Lozier); second, Adam Streiber. 

IV. WILLIAM H., b. 1837; m. Mary EUen Van Houten, dau. of Henry Van Houten 
of Mead's Basin. Mr. Ryerson was engaged in business in Newark. Issue: 

I. Lois Ryerson, d. y. 

II. Eva Sarah Ryerson, b. Dec. 16, 1866. 

104. BERNARD (Barney) RYERSON,^ (William* William,' Ryer,'- Martin'), 
son of William and Ellen (Cook) Ryerson, was b. or bap., Nov. 18, 1798, 
and d. Sept. 14, 1880. He m., first, Mary Hildebrandt; second, Mary Van 
Duyne; third, Abigail Vreeland, nee Baxton. Residence, Whitehall, N. J. 
Issue, by the second wife, an only son: 

238. I. WILLIAM NICHOLAS, b. Aug. 17, 1834; d. Feb. 26, iSgi; m. twice. 

105. GH^LIAM RYERSON, 5 (Rycr,* Johannis,' Ryer,^ Martin'), son of Ryer and 
Elizabeth (Bartholf) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 7, 1768, and d. Oct. 30, 1857. 
He resided in the vicinity of Ponds, N. J. Mr. Ryerson m. Margaret, dau. 
of Abraham and Hester Manning, and their children were: 

I. RYER, b. June 30, 1793; d. Aug. 19, 1848; bap. Aug. 11, 1793 in the old Totowa 
Church; m. Ann Edsall. They had one child: 
I. Ann Ryerson. 
II. HESTER, b. Sept. 24, 1795; d. Dec. 23, 1853; m. David Morris. Issue: 
I. John Morris, d. y. 
II. Gilliam Morris, d. y. 

239. III. ABRAHAM, b. Feb. 14, 1798; d. Sept. 13, 1829; m. Rachel Van Houten. 

240. IV. JOHN, b. Aug. 15, 1800; d. May 16, 1863; m. twice. 

V. ELIZABETH, b. June 28, 1803; m. Sept. 25, 1823, Adam Ackerman. Issue: 
I. James Ackerman, b. Sept. 9, 1824; m., first, Lucy D. Quick, second, Jane 

Shaw; third, Martha Clark. 
II. Gilliam Ackerman, b. Oct. 2, 1826; m. Margaret Garlock (or Carlock). 


III. Thomas Ackerman, b. Feb. 15, 1829; m. Sophia Parker. 

IV. Abraham Ackerman, b. July 11, 1832; d. Jan. 29, 1833. 
V. John Ackerman, b. May, 1834; d. July 28, 1834. 

VI. Cornelius V. R. Ackerman, m. Caroline Wilson. 
VII. Garret Ackerman, b. Sept. 12, 1838; d. Aug. 14, 1851. 
241. VI. LEVI, b. Oct. 8, 1805; m. Elizabeth Ackerman. 
VII. JAMES, b. Feb. 29, 1808; d. in infancy. 
VIII. MANNING, b. 1810; m. Eva Ackerman. 
IX. MARIA, b. Feb. 12, 1812; m. Dec. 21, 1829, Simon Demarest. Issue: 
I. Abraham Demarest, m. Ella McGregor. 
II. Peter Demarest, b. July 6, 1833; d. Oct. 22, 1864. 

III. Julia Demarest. 

IV. Hester A. Demarest, m. John H. Riker, son of Samuel and Jane (Cypher) 
Riker and grandson of Isaac and Catalina (Berry) Riker. 

V. Gilliam Demarest, m. Sarah Holly. 
VI. Ann Demarest, m. John Post. 

vn. Theodore Demarest, b. May 17, 1855; d. Sept. 24, 1857. 
X. GILLIAM, Jr., b. July 27, 1814; m. Mary (or Martha) Winters. He resided on 
the mountain between the Ponds and Preakness. On Sept. 26, 1861, he en- 
listed in the 7th Reg. N. J. Vols., as a private; was transferred to Co. D., Feb. 18, 
1862, and made corporal. Sept. 13, 1863 he was promoted to sergeant, then to 
captain, and was made telegraph inspector of War Dept. A. G. 0., Washington, 
D. C, May 12, 1865. Had one child who d. an infant. 
XL HENRY, b. Mar. 4, 1S17; d. y. 

106. JOHN M. RYERS0N,5 {Martin 7.,^ Johannis,^ Ryer," Martin'), son of 
Martin J. and Vrouche (Van Winkle) Ryerson, was b. at Pompton, N. J., 
Dec. I, 1782, and d. at Ringwood, N. J., June 8, 1820. He resided at 
Ringwood, N. J., and was associated with his father in the iron business. He 
m. Clarissa, dau. of Walling Van Winkle, of Aquackenonck, N. J., b. Nov. 
25, 1785. They had four children: 

I. MARY ANN, b. June 6, 1807; d. Jan. 26, 1S76; unm. 

II. JANE R., b. June 22, 1810; d. June 30, 1890; m. June i, 1836, Nathan A. Green. 
Her husband died Sept. 26, 1839, three years after their marriage. No children. 
242. III. MARTIN JOHN, b. Oct. 21, 1814; d. July 30, 1S89; m. twice. 
IV. ELIZA CATHERINE, b. May 24, 1820; d. May 8, 1883; unm. 

107. JACOB M. RYERSON,^ (Martin J.* Johannis,^ Ryer.- Martin'), son of 
Martin J. and Vrouche (Van Winkle) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 29, 1786; d. 
Feb. 15, 1869. He resided at Ringwood, N. J., and was associated with 
his father in operating the iron mines and furnaces at that place. In 183 1 
he was elected State Senator for New Jersey. In 1832 he, and his brother, 
Peter M., and others procured a charter from the legislature entitled "An 
Act to Incorporate the Dundee Mfg. Co." He became heavily involved 
with his brother in the great iron works at Pompton and when that busi- 


ness succumbed he lost most of his property. In 1855 he removed to Little 
Falls, where he resided until his death. He married Harriet Colfax, and 
they had six children: 

I. SARAH, b. July 5, 1809; d. Sept. 6, 1856; unm. 
243. II. MARTIN J., b. Oct. 19, 1810; d. Aug. 29, 1854; m. Marianna FaUs. 

III. ANNA MARIA, b. Feb. 13, 1813; d. 1899; unm. 

IV. SOPHRONIA, b. Oct. 25, 181 5; d. Jan. i, 1901; m. Jan. 6, 1842, Edward E. 
Gedney. They had 3 chOdren : 

I. Harriet Ryerson Gedney, m. Frank W. Van Ness. 
II. Jacob M. Gedney, m. Georgiana Kierstead. 

III. Edward E. Gedney, Jr., m. Josephine Beattie. He was president of the 
North River Bank, of New York City. 
V. ROBERT COLFAX, b. Feb. 8, 1819; d. Sept. 19, 1819. 
VI. JOHN JACOB, b. May 26, 1S23; d. June 28, 1824. 

108. PETER M. RYERS0N,5 {Martin J.,^ Johamiis,^ Ryer,- Martin^), youngest 
child of Martin J. and Vrouche (Van Winkle) Ryerson, was b. June 20, 1798, 
and d. May 5, 1862. He resided at Pompton, N. J., on the paternal home- 
stead and was engaged in the manufacture of iron, succeeding his father. 
He built and operated two rolHng-mills in addition to the furnaces, but this 
great iron industry, through a change in government pohcy, was forced to 
succumb to the conditions then existing, which proved his financial ruin as 
well as that of his brother, Jacob, who was associated with him. When 
the war broke out he was among the first to give his services to his country, 
and left for the front with his regiment in 1861. Further details of his 
military career \vill be found in the sketch, prepared by A. Z. Keasley and 
published in the Newark "Mercury," and from which the following excerpt 
is taken (copied from Evert & Becks History of Bergen & Passaic Counties, 
p. 129): "New Jersey has lost one of her worthiest citizens and bravest 
soldiers in Major Peter M. Ryerson, of the 8th Regiment, killed in the battle 
of Williamsburg. On Sept. 27, 1861, he was promoted and commissioned 
Major, and Staff Major on the 24th of Feb., 1862, which position he held at 
his death. Upon the field he met his death, as he would have chosen to 
meet it. New Jersey will honor his familiar name as that of the first of her 
field officers who fell in the war for the Union." Major Ryerson, m. Sept. 
23, 1825, Mary A. WilHams of Newburg, N. Y., who d. April 20, 1888. They 
had ten children: 

I. JOHN MARTIN, d. y. 


IV. RICHARD WILLIAM, d. during the Civil War. The young man being physi- 
cally unable to enter the ranks showed his patriotism by entering the Quarter- 
master's Dept., and was active in that capacity during the war. He d. unm. 


V. MARY LOUISE, d. y. 
244. VI. DAVID AUSTEN, m. Mary Mcllvaine Brown. 

VII. PETER M., Jr., d. July, 1S64. He was a cadet at West Point at the breaking 
out of the war. He entered the service as a first lieutenant, commissioned Feb. 
28, 1863, in his brother's company (Capt. David Ryerson). He was wounded 
severely on the skirmish line in action at Pilot Knob, Ga., Jan. 16, 1S64, when on 
the "March to the Sea." He d. in a hospital at Nashville, Tenn., July, 1864, from 
effects of the wound. Buried at Pompton, N. J. 
VIII. MARGARET SOPHRONIA, m. Charles E. Williams. Issue: 
I. May E. B. Williams. 
II. Alice R. Williams. 

III. Harold Edward Williams. Residence, Chicago, 111. 
IX. ELIZA KATRINA. Residence, Chicago, 111. 

X. MARY MARTINA, b. April 2, 1S4S; d. Jan. 29, 1903; m. WUliam Falls Ryerson, 
son of Martin J. Ryerson. 

109. JEROMUS RYERSON,^ {Jacob,^ Martin,^ Jacobus,^ Martin^), son of Jacob 
and Hiltje (Schenck) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 17, 17—. He resided in Brook- 
lyn. He m. on Mar. 5, 1787, Sarah, dau. of George and Elizabeth (Vander- 
bilt) Debevoise. (George Debevoise was son of Jacob Debevoise, who 
inherited his father's farm at the Wallabout, m. in 1736, and died previous 
to the Revolutionary War. His children were: George, who m. EUzabeth, 
dau. of Jeremiah Vanderbilt; Samuel, who d. without issue; Ida, who m. 
Ferdinand Suydam; and Mary who m. Gerret Van Duyn. The children 
of George Debevoise, aforesaid, were: Maria, who m. Capt. Jackson; 
Catherine who m. John Van Alst; Phoebe, who m. Jacob Ryerson; Sarah, 
who m. Jeromus Ryerson; and Ida who m. Francis Titus. Elizabeth 
Vanderbilt Debevoise was sister of Phoebe Debevoise Ryerson, wife of her 
husband's brother, Jacob Ryerson.) Jeromus Ryerson died and the widow 
married John Cozine. Children of Jeromus and Sarah (Debevoise) Ryerson 

I. HETTY, b. Jan. 6, 1788. 
245. II. GEORGE DEBEVOISE, b. Aug. 21, 1789; m. Jane Simonson. 
III. PHOEBE, m. Johnson Eldert. Issue: 

I. Caroline Ditmars Eldert, b. Nov. 10, 1834; m. Richard Berry. No 

II. Sarah Eldert, m. Cornelius Hoagland. No issue. 
III. Jane Ann Eldert, b. Oct. 20, 1836; d. unm. 

There may have been other children who d. y. 

110. JACOB RYERSON,^ (Jacob,* Martin,^ Jacobus,^ Martin'), son of Jacob 
Ryerson and Hiltje (Schenck) Ryerson, was b. Sept., 1775, and d. at Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Mar. 28, 1828. He married. Mar. i, 1799, Phoebe, dau. of George 
Debevoise and Elizabeth (dau. of Jeremiah) Vanderbilt. Phoebe (Debe- 


voise) Ryerson was also sister to Sally Debevoise, the wife of her husband's 
brother, Jeromus Ryerson. She was b. Mar. 19, 1779, and d. Aug. 20, 1849. 

I. HELEN, b. Sept. 12, 1800; d. June s, 1825; m. in 1820, John De Voe, b. 1792; 
d. 1868. (See De Veaux Gen.) They resided at Williamsburg. They had issue: 
I. Jacob Ryerson Devoe, b. 1821: d. Dec. 27, 1827. 
II. ELIZ.^BETH, b. Nov. 13, 1802; m. Jeremiah Messerole. Resided in New York. 
I. Phoebe IVIesserole. 

III. ANNA, b. Sept. 3, 1804; d. 1846; m., first, Moses Van Buren, and had issue: 

I. William Edgar Van Buren, d. Dec. 9^ 1839, aged 3 years. There are also 
buried in Ryerson lot at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, as follows: Eliza 
Van Buren, b. May 4, 1837, 54 years, 5 months, 11 days; Julia Myers, wife 
of James V'an Buren, who d. April 29, 1861, aged 23 years. 
Anna (Ryerson) Van Buren, m., second Dr. Francis Potter. Issue: 
II. Phoebe Potter. 
III. Eliza Potter. 

IV. MARIA, b. June i, 1807 ; m. William Hunter, Jr., of Brooklj-n, N. Y., and had issue: 

I. Helen Hunter. 
V. SARAH, b. Mar. 20, 1810; d. Feb. 6, 1898; m. John H. Baker, b. May i, 1S07; 

d. Dec. n, 1811. 
VI. JACOB, b. Dec. 9, 1811; d. Dec. 20, 1811. 
VII. GEORGE, b. Feb. 13, 1813; d. Feb. 4, 1S15. 
VIII. IDA, b. Aug. 8, 1815; d. Aug. IS, 1816. 
IX. PHOEBE, b. July 9, 1817; d. Sept. 29, 1900; m., first, Nov. 20, 1838, WQliam P. 
Wells, of Brooklyn, N. Y. He d. April 22, 1846. No issue. On May 4, 1854, 
she m. George Kissam, b. Sept. 10, 1810, Brooklyn, N. Y. He d. Dec. 16, 1889. 
The children of George and Phoebe (Ryerson) Kissam w-ere: 
I. Phoebe Ryerson Kissam, d. in infancy, Feb. 18, 1856. 
II. William Ryerson Kissam, b. Dec. 20, 1850; m. June 3, 1884, Eleanor 
Mansfield Berry, of New York. Children: 
i. George Ryerson Kissam, h. Mar. 24, 1885. 
a. Kenneth Berry Kissam, b. July 17, 1886. 
Hi. Harold Hunter Kissam, b. Oct. 6, 1887. 
iv. Regijiald Britton Kissam, b. April 30, 1889. 
V. Douglas Gunn Kissam, b. May i, 1893. 
X. JOHN SCHENCK, b. Aug. i, 1821; d. Aug. 24, 1827. 

111. MARTIN RYERSON,^ {John," Martin,' Jacobus,^- Martin'), son of John 
and Maria (Lefferts) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 27, 1765, and d. Jan. 17, 1815. 
He m. Jan. 11, 1787, Ann, a dau. of Jacob Ryerson, his cousin, b. May 4, 
1769, and d. Sept. 17, 1797. Children: 

246. I. JOHN, b. Dec. 14, 1787; d. Feb. 16, 1832; m. twice. 
II. HETTY, b. Jan. 6, 1790; d. Jan. 13, . 

247. III. JACOB, b. July 7, 1792; d. April 6, 1826; m. Lydia Folk. 
IV. MARIA, b. Oct. 12, 179s; m. John Van Siclen. Children: 


I. James Van Siclen. 
II. Gertrude Van Siclen, m. Christopher Lott. 

III. John Van Siclen. 

IV. Ann \'an Siclen, m. a Mr. Suydam, and had: 

/. John Suydam. 
ii. Tennis Suydam. 
V. Martin Van Siclen, m., first, a dau. of John Drew; second, Phoebe Eldert, 
and they had: 
i. Maria Van Siclen. 
ii. Gertrude Van Siclen. 
Hi. Cornelia Van Siclen, m. John Eldert. 
iv. Sarah Van Siclen. 
V. John Van Siclen. 
vi. Martin Van Siclen. 
vii. George Van Siclen. 
via. Abraham Van Siclen. 
ix. Adeline Van Siclen. 
X. Jacob Van Siclen. 

112.LEFFERT RYERSON,^ {John,* Martin,^ Jacobus,^ Martin'), son of John 
and Maria (Lefferts) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 17, 1768; d. Feb. 3, 1821. He was 
a Brooklyn farmer. He m. June 14, 1780, Phoebe Remsen, who d. Sept. 
18, 1823. They had issue: 

I. PHOEBE, m. William Blagrove and they had issue: 
I. Fanny Blagrove. 

II. Maria Blagrove, m. Jacob Bergen and had: 
f. Fanny Bergen. 
II. MARIA, m. Isaac Cornell, Jr., son of Isaac and Hannah (Cortelyou) Cornell. 
They had issue: 
I. Carrie B. Cornell. 
II. Maria E. Cornell. 

III. William Cornell. 

IV. Lefperts Ryerson Cornell. 

113. STEPHEN RYERSON,^ {Cornelius,' Martin,'' Cornelius,'' Martin'), son of 
Cornelius and Amelia Ryerson, was b. about 1785, d. about 1874. He was a 
landscape gardener. He m. Aug. 16, 1821, Jane Smith, b. in 1804, dau. of 
William Smith. Children: 

248. I. WILLIAM, b. June 11, 1822; d. April S, 1890; m. Cornelia Fisher. 
II. JAMES STEPHEN, b. Sept. 19, 1S23; d. Feb. 4, iS— . 
III. ISABELLA J., b. Mar. 8, 1824; d. Dec. 8, 1826. 
I\'. ELIZA, b. Sept. 13, 1826; m. Stephen Carpenter. 

V. STEPHEN, b. Sept. 5, 1827; m. four times, and had a dau. by the first wife. His 
second wife was Martha Somers, and fourth, Mary Murphy. No information as 
to the others. 


VI. TILLEY S., b. July 5, 1829; d. Oct. 30, 1830. 
VII. ALFRED, b. Jan. 26, 1832; d. Oct. 7, 1833. 
VIII. EMILY S., b. Sept. i8, 1834; m. William Lawrence, of Hunter's Point, L.I. Issue: 

I. Ann Lawkence, m. Ed. Coston. 

II. Harriet Lawrence. 

III. Charles Lawrence. 

IV. Martin Lawrence. 
V. Ada Lawrence. 

IX. CATHARINE, b. July 26, 1835; m. Thomas Roster. 
X. CAROLINE, b. July 26, 1835. Twin sister of Catharine. 
XI. AMANDA, b. June 6, 1837; d. Sept. 20, 1837. 
XII. LUKE, b. Sept. 18, 1838; m. and d. a year after his marriage. 

There were (sup.) from six to nine other children who all d. y. 

114. WILLIAM RYERSON, 5 {Cornelius," Martin,^ Cornelius,'' Martin"), son of 
Cornelius and Amelia Ryerson, was b. on Long Island. He m. Phoebe 
Watts who d. at the age of 54. Their children were: 

249. I. CORNELIUS H., b. 1813; d. Mar. 19, 18S9; m. twice. 
II. BRECHTJE (Brackie), m. Thomas Trenchard. Issue: 

I. Sarah Trenchard, m. Robert G. Gregg, a furniture dealer on 6th Ave., 
N. Y. His wife d. without issue and he m., second, Mary Strickland, dau. 
of Amelia (Ryerson) Strickland and cousin of his first wife. She d. without 
issue and he m., third, Cornelia Trenchard, sister of his first wife. She d. 
and he m., fourth, Mrs. Gregg, his brother's widow. 

II. Cornelia Trenchard, m. Robert G. Gregg, as his second wife. 

III. Leanna Trenchard, m. Albert Townsend, of Flushing, L. I. 

IV. Mary Trenchard, m. John Smith. Has several children. Residence, 
Corona, L. I. 

V. A son, who d. y. 

III. SARAH, m. Adlington Ogsbury. Issue: 

I. William E. Ogsbury, m. a Mrs. Howard, and had two sons, who d. y. 

II. Magdalena Ogsbury, m. John Neesham. Issue: 

i. Roy Neesham. 
a. Sadie Neesham. 

III. Sarah Ogsbury, m. William Henry Townsend (brother to Albert Townsend). 

IV. ELIZABETH, m., first, Abraham Morrell, and had issue: 

I. Abraham Morrell (Carmen), m. Carrie Golden, of New Lotts and has 
twelve children. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. He has adopted the name of 
Carmen, that of his mother's second husband. 

She m., second, William Carmen, and had issue: 
II. William Carmen. 
III. Annie Carmen, d. y. 

Mr. Carmen, Sr., d. and his widow m., third, Thomas Martin, a brother 
of William Martin, who m. her sister, Phoebe Ryerson. 

250. V. WILLIAM J., b. Nov. 18, 1823; d. May 25, 1879; m. Wilhemina Martin. 

VI. PHOEBE ANN, m. William Martin, brother of Thomas Martin, who m. her 
sister Elizabeth. Issue: 


I. Cornelius Martin. 

II. William Martin. 

III. Sarah Martin. 

IV. Elizabeth Martin, m. John Graham. 
V. Mary Martin, m. Gus. Roulier. 

VI. Edward Martin, m. and has two sons and a daughter. 

The mother d. and WiUiam Martin, Sr., m. second, Sarah Stone, sister 
of Alice (Stone) Ryerson. 
VII. MAGDALENE, b. in 1827; m. Thomas Hendrickson. 
Vni. LAURA, b. May 14, 1833; m. Paul de Sobotker, b. 1830, on the Island of St. 
Thomas, d. about 1888. He was a son of a Danish nobleman, and grandson of 
Johannis de Sobotker, former Governor of the Danish West Indies. He was 
secretary to the United States Consul at Danish West Indies, and resided there 
for several years. His widow later resided at E. Orange, N. J., with her son, Paul. 
I. ROLLIN DE SoBOTKER,b. 1853; m. Laura Belle Roe, of Whitestone,L.I. Issue: 

i. Percy de Sobotker. 
II. Clarence de Sobotker, b. 1856; m. his cousin, Constance Le Brun, and 
they had issue: 
i. Alice de Sobotker, h. circa 18S0. 
a. Alfred de Sobotker, d. y. 
in. Laura de Sobotker, d. y. 
iv. Lucy de Sobotker, 1 
V. Constance de Sobotker, \ 

III. Atala de Sobotker, b. 1859; m., first, William A. Crane; second, David 
Ackerman, of Chicago. Issue by the first marriage: 

i. Louise Crane. 

Issue by second marriage: 
ii. David Harry Ackerman, b. Mar. 26, 1888. 

IV. Paul de Sobotker, Jr., b. 1866; m. Lena H. Wentz. Residence, E. Orange, 
N. J. No issue. 

V. Morton de Sobotker, d. y. 

IX. THOMAS J., b. 1837; d. 1883; m. Catherine Howard. Issue: 
I. Jennie Ryerson. 
II. Lillian Ryerson, d. y. 

115, JOHN CORNELIUS RYERSON,^ {Cornelius,* George,^ Cornelius,'' Martin^), 
son of Cornelius and Catherine (Van Cott) Ryerson, was b. May 10, 1793, 
and d. Oct. 16, 1829. He was a farmer on Long Island. The homestead 
farm was located in, or near, what is now Wantagh, L. I. He m. on Sept. 
15, 1814, Rosanna Travers, sister of Jacob Travers, of Brooklyn. She was 
b. Oct. 23, 1798, and d. Sept. 28, 1854. Their children were: 

I. JULY ANN, b. Aug. 15, 18x5; d. May, 1816; named in honor of her .Aunt, July 
ifnn (Travers) Thompson, who d. Feb. 19, 1837, in her 22d year. 
251. II. JOHN CORNELIUS, b. Feb. 3, 1817; d. 1880; m. Susan L. Tilley. 
III. ALOIS P., b. Feb., 1819; d. y. 


252. IV. ALFRED, b. May 14, 1821; d. Dec. 31, 1895; m. Mary Bedell. 

253. V. JACOB TRAVERS, b. Aug. 24, 1823; d. July 26, 1891; m. Celia Liscom. 

VI. ELIZABETH, b. May 14, 1825; m. Dec. 29, 1841, Jarvis Rogers, b. Jan. 19, 1818. 

No issue. 
VII. JANE, b. Dec. 10, 1827; m. Mar. 12, 1843, Henry Smith, b. June 26, 1813. Issue: 
I. Ellen A. Smith, b. Jan. iS, 1845; m. Raymond Birdsall. 
II. John H. Smith, b. Sept. 4, 1S4S. Resided in Freeport, L. I. 
III. Josephine Smith, b. Feb. 21, 1S55; m. Capt. John Edwards, of Long Island 
Life Saving Station. 

116. JESSE RYERSON,^ {Cornelius,^ George? Cornelius,-' Martin^), son of Cor- 
nelius and Catherine (Van Cott) Ryerson, was b. about 1802, and d. about 
1850. He was murdered by thugs while returning to his home one evening 
after completing some business transaction from which he received, or was 
supposed to have received, a considerable sum of money. Mr. Ryerson was 
a contractor and builder. He inherited part of his father's farm and resided 
on the old homestead lots, on Long Island. He m. Susan Carmen, and 
their children were: 

I. THOMAS, d. a bachelor at about the age of 70 years. 
II. SARAH MARIA, m. Orel] Valentine. Issue: 
I. Samuel Valentine. 
II. Susan Valentine, m. Howard Lamson. 

III. Elizabeth Valentine, m. Oliver Hendrickson. 

IV. Alice Valentine, d. y. 

V. James Valentine, m. a dau. of Daniel Arrison. 
VI. William Valentine. 
III. CATHERINE, b. Sept. 30, 1830; m., first, Richard Lockwood; second, Nov. 14, 
1858, in New York, J. F. Herman Engle, b. in Dresden, Germany, July 26, 1826. 
I. Emma Engle. 

254. IV. WILLIAM, b. Jan. 9, 1S29; m. Ann Baldwin. 

V. MARY, b. Sept. 30, 1834; m. Alonzo Bateman, a carriage manufacturer, of New 

York. No issue. 
VI. ANDREW, b. Jan. 9, 1836; m. Ann Witham, nee Taylor. In the old family 
Bible in possession of Mrs. J. T. Ryerson, of Brooklyn, his name is recorded as 
"Andrees Reyarson." Residence, Utica, N. Y. Issue: 
I. Jane Ann Ryerson, m. George Hausman. 
II. Amelia Ryerson, m. Harry Jones. 
VII. LAVINIA, m. John Whitmore. Issue: 
I. Elizabeth Whitmore. 
II. John Whitmore. 
m. Anna Whitmore. 
VIII. GEORGE, b. about 1840; m. Ruth Shotwell. Residence, Oyster Bay, L. I. 
I. Ida Ryerson. 
II. Jennie Ryerson. 


117. GEORGE RYERSON,^ {Martin,* George,^ Cornelius,'' Martin'), son of 
Martin and Catherine (De Graw) Ryerson, d. about 1821. Resided in 
New York. Letters of Administration of his estate were granted on July 2, 
1821, to Sarah Rierson and John Hopkins. He spelled his name Rierson. 
He m. Sarah, dau. of John Hopkins, who after his death m. a Mr. Strickland. 
The children of George and Sarah (Hopkins) Ryerson were: 

I. EDWARD, d. a young man; unm. 
265. II. JOHN HOPKINS, b. April 2, 1S12; d. July 14, i860; m. Catherine R. Romaine. 

III. GEORGE, d. y. 

IV. CHARLOTTE A., b. in New York about 1S15; d. in New York in 1904; m. Jacob 
Stamler, who d. in 1854. Issue: 

I. Elizabeth A. Stamler, m. Capt. H. P. Carr. 
II. Jacob C. Stamler, m. Mary E. Gould. Issue: 
i. Minnie G. Stamler. 
a. Jacob Stamler. 

III. Virginia Stamler, d. y. 

IV. Cornelia C. Stamler, m. Horace Goodhue. Issue.: 

i. James Goodhue. 
V. John C. Stamler, m. Lillian Rust. Issue: 
i. Lillian Stamler. 
ii. Genevieve Stamler. 
Hi. Harry Stamler, d. y. 
iv. Albert Stamler. 
V. Wesleyan Stamler. 
VI. Catherine Stamler. 

VII. Virginia Stamler, m. her second cousin, Thomas Gibb. 
VIII. Charlotte (Lottie) Stamler, m. Paul Paquette, an artist. Issue: 
i. Pauline Paquette. 
V. ANGELINE, b. about 1820; d. 1885; m. Tunis C. Brower. Issue: 
I. Sarah Louise Brower, m. Fred Hewitt. 
II. Tunis Cooper Brower, d. y. 

III. Tunis Clarence Brower, d. y. 

IV. Charlotte Amelia Brower, b. May 30, 1851; m. Salvator S. F. Leone. 
Residence, E. Orange, N. J. Issue: 

i. Louise Fiorlaba Leone, m. L. Marius Bonnet. 
ii. Alfred G. Leone. 
Hi. Salvator Francis Leone, 
iv. John Leone. 

V. Harry C. Brower, m. Emma Bastinelli. Issue: 

i. Marie Brower. 
ii. Harry Brmver. 
256. VI. GEORGE VAN RENNSALAER, d. Jan. 6, 18S2; m. Jane Bell. 

118. JOHN RYERSON,^ (Martin,* George,' Cornelius,' Martin'), son of Martin 
and Catherine (De Graw) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 7, 1776, and d. Dec. 28, 
1844. He m. Sept. 26, 1800, in Jamaica, L. I., Jane Bremner. She was 


b. Jan. lo, 1779, d. Sept. (or Oct.) 11, 1863. He was a farmer near Hemp- 
stead, in the vncinity of Foster's Meadow, L. I. He also resided for some 
years at, or near, Newtown, L. I., then removed to New York City. Their 
children were: 

257. I. GEORGE, b. June 12, 1801; d. June 21, i860; m. Mrs. Maria (Aikley) Car- 

men. , 

II. MARY ANN, b. Mar., 1803; d. Nov. 24, 1820. 

258. III. JOHN BREMNER, b. Oct. 8, 1804; d. Nov. 3, 1868; m. Maria Jane Herbert. 

259. IV. ANDREW BREMNER, b. June 2, 1809; d. June 13, 1888; m. Pelatiah Brincker- 


260. V. HENRY, b. Feb. 9, 1807; d. Nov. 22, 1871; m. Margaret Hull Willet. 

VI. ELIZABETH, b. May 29, 1811; d. Jan. 22, 1858; m. April 19, 1831, C. W. Skiff, 
who d. May 19, 1841, aged 31 years. Issue: 
I. Mary Ann Skiff, d. y. 
II. Walter Skiff. 
VII. MARTIN, b. May 15, 1815; d. Jan. 15, 1819. 

261. VIII. RICHARD WIGGINS, b. Oct. 20, 1816; d. Feb. 20, 185 1; m. Helen M. Nixon. 

262. IX. MARTIN, b. Nov. 6, 1820; d. 1865; m. Elizabeth Van Dyke. 

X. SAMUEL, b. May 27, 1823; m. Susan . He did not marry until late in life, 

and died shortly after his marriage, leaving no issue. His widow is said to reside 
in New Jersey. 

All the above children were baptized in the Jamaica Church, with the exceo- 
tion of Martin, second, and Samuel. 

119. THEUNIS RYERSON,^ {Theunis," Theimis? Frafis;- Martin'), the eighth 
child of Theunis, Jr., and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. in Preakness, 
Bergen Co., N. J., Nov. 28, 1780, and d. in Muskegon, Mich., Dec. 19, 
1849. He m. in New Jersey, Oct. 16, 1802, Jane, dau. of George and Eva 
Boice. She was b. in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Feb. 28, 1786; d. Jan., 1838. 

I. MARIA, b. in New York, July 19, 1803; d. April 16, 1854; m. Timothy B. Crane, 
b. in 1773; d. Sept. 10, 1845. She was Mr. Crane's second wife. He was an 
architect and noted builder of New York and Paterson, N. J. Mr. Crane had a 
dau. Clara Crane, by his first wife, who m. George Boice Ryerson, a brother of 
Maria (Ryerson) Crane. The Crane famUy during the Revolution placed in 
commission three vessels of war, the "Stark," "Whiting" and "Crane." 
The children of Timothy B. Crane, by his second wife were: 
I. Franklin B. Crane. 
II. Jane Ryerson Crane. 

III. Charles S. Crane. 

IV. Richard T. Crane, b. in Paterson, N. J., May 15, 1832. He was the 
founder of the Crane Bros. Mfg. Co., later the Crane Co., of Chicago. Mr. 
Crane m., first, a Miss Prentiss, of Lockport, N. Y. She d. and he m., 
second, a sister of his first wife. The children were: 


i. Richard T. Crane, Jr. 

ii. Charles R. Crane. 

Hi. Herbert P. Crane, 

iv. Catherine Crane. • 

V. Mary Crane, 

vl. Frances Crane, 

vii. Emily Crane. 

263. II. JOHN RAPPELIE, b. Aug. 14, 1805; d. Mar. 12, 1875; m. Martha Steele. 

264. III. GEORGE BOICE, b. Jan. 30, 1808; m. Clara Crane. 

IV. ELLEN, b. Feb. 3, 1810; d. Nov. 25, 1865; m., first, a Mr. Bannagan, and had 
one son: 
I. Martin Bann.^gan, unm. 

She m., second, Walter Lowrie, and had a dau. : 
II. Jane Lowrie, m. Thomas Wrigley. Residence, Oak Park, 111. They have 
a dau. who m. Dr. Frank Howard, of Chicago. 

265. V. RICHARD, b. Feb. 19, 1813; d. 1895; m. twice. 

VI. JANE, b. June 11, 1814, at Preakness, N. J.; d. Jan. 2, 1907 at Austin, III; 
m. Jan. 27, 1841, Henry Anthony Casparo, an exiled Polish patriot, who d. Feb. 
2, 1849. She was a woman of remarkably strong character, beloved and re- 
spected by all who knew her. Their children were: 
I. Agnes Jane Casparo, b. Dec. 23, 1841, at Paterson, N. J.; d. Dec. 25, 1S41. 
II. Agnes Casparo, b. Mar. 19, 1843, at Paterson, N. J.: d. May 31, 1S98, at 
Austin, 111. 

III. Martin Adam Casparo, b. Dec. 10, 1844, at Chicopee Falls, Mass; d. Feb. 
26, 191 2, at Austin, lU. 

IV. Ellen Jane Casparo, b. Feb. 13, 1847, at Brooklyn, N. Y.; d. Dec. 18, 1851. 

266. VII. ABRAHAM, b. Mar. 19, 1816; d. Feb. 7, 1885; m. Rachel Ackerman. 

267. VIII. MARTIN, b. Jan. 6, 1818; d. Sept. 6, 1887; m. three times. 

IX. MARY, b. Aug. 22, 1822; d. Mar. 4, 1892. She m., first, George B. Woodbury, 
b. in Sutton. Mass.. in 1816. Mary Ryerson's second husband was Stephen A. 
Buel, by whom she had a dau.: 
I. Mary Buel. 

120. JOHN RYERSON,^ (Tlwunis,* Theunis,' Frans,^ Martm'), son of Theunis, 
Jr., and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. in New Jersey, April 20, 1782, and 
d. in New Orleans, La., of yellow fever in Sept., 1833. He m. Mary Terhune, 
of Hackensack, b. Dec. 25, 1786, d., Feb. 27, 1847, in Brooklyn. Their 
children were: 

I. JANE, b. Sept. 30, 1804; d. about 1880; m. Joseph Terry Robinson, a grandson 
of Beverly Robinson, of Fishkill, who acquired fame during the Revolutionary- 
War. (For an article concerning the history of Beverly Robinson, see Harper's 
Magazine, 1851-3, Vol. 3.) This lady, according to traditions in the family, 
possessed the "log" of the ship that brought the ancestor of the Ryerson family 
from Holland. Jane (Ryerson) and Joseph Terry Robinson resided in Far 
Rockaway, L. I., near what is now Inwood, and where some of her descendants 
still reside. They had ten children: 


I. Julia Robinson, b. Nov. 14, 1S21; d. May 6, 1869; m. William Frost, who 
d. in 1868. Issue: 
i. Thomas Frost, 
it. Jfseph Frost. 
Hi. Julia Frost. 
ii). Eetnietia Frost. 

The family is said to reside in Canada. 
II. Mary Adelaide Robinson, b. July 22, 1822; m. Jilne 5, 1846, Hiram 
Abrams, of Far Rockaway. He owned a large farm on which a good portion 
of the present town of Inwood, L. I., now stands. No issue. 

III. Ellen Robinson, b. Jan. 9, 1825; m. Jan. 16, 1841, John Blair. No issue. 

IV. John D. Robinson, b. June 0, 1826; d. Sept. 10, 1865. Served in the 
Mexican War. A number of his letters, written at the front, are still pre- 
served by his brother, ^Mr. Daniel Robinson, of Inwood, L. I. He d. a 

V. Louisa Robinson, b. April 3, 182S; m., first, Oct. 26, 1848, John Steffens, 
who d. AprO 18, 1852, aged 28. She m., second, Feb. 11, 1853, David Moore, 
who d. Mar. 9, 1859, aged 56. She m. a third time. May 28. 1863, Charles 
P. Colt, son of Samuel Colt, of Lyme. There was no issue. The widow 
resided at Chester, Conn. 
VI. Daniel Robinson, b. June 24, 1833; m. Antonia Vigotry. Residence, 

Inwood, L. I. They had six chOdren. 
VII. James Robinson, b. Nov. 25, 1S29. Went to sea and is supposed to have 

viii. Eliza Matilda Robinson, b. Sept. 13, 1836; m., first, Mar. 10, 1851, 
Reuben Hibberd. Issue: 
i. Ada J. Hibberd, b. Dec. 17, 1856; m. Robert H. Smith, a merchant- 
printer, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
ii. Henrietta Hibberd, h. Feb. i, 185S; d. unm. 

Hi. Francenia L. Hibberd, b. IMar. 11, i860; m. J. H. Small, and lived at 
Newark, N. J. 

Reuben Hibberd died and the widow m., second, Christ Theurner, 
of Newark. Issue: 
tv. Charles Walter Theurner, b. June 22, 1868; m. Matilda Schelckser. 
Residence, Irvington, N. J. The father died and the widow resided 
with her daughter in Brooklyn. 
i.\. Henrietta Robinson, b. Feb. 6, 1839; d. Sept. 28, 1866; m. Peter Van 
Keuren, of Ulster Co., N. Y. Issue: Two dau. who d. y. 
X. Frances H. (Fannie) Robinson, b. Aug. 3, 1842; d. in 1879; m. Charles H. 
Brewster. Issue: 
i. Mary Adelaide Brewster, m. George S. Smith. Residence, Inwood, L. I. 
The father m. again and is said to reside in Brooklyn. 
II. JAMES, b. Sept. 30, 1806; d. a bachelor. 

III. MARY ANN, b. Aug. 6, 1810; m. Daniel Spinnage. He was a pilot on New 
York boats. No issue. 

IV. ABRAHAM, b. Nov. 6, 1813; d. in the army Feb. i, 1863; unm. In 1S49 he 
journeyed around Cape Horn to California where he remained for twelve years. 
Returning before the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the isth Reg. Eng. 


Corps, Co. F., N. Y. Vols,, and served two years, dying of fever in the hospital. 
A number of his letters written from the front are still preserved which contain 
much historical data concerning the Civil War. 

268. V. JOHN, b. Nov. 23, 1815; d. Oct. 26, 1866; m. Abigail Ann Boardman. 

\I. PETER, b. July 11, 1S18. Went to sea, which life he followed. He d. unm., 
in the South Pacific Ocean, and is buried on the Island of Opolu, in the Samoan 
Vn. RICHARD, b. Feb. 22, 1821; d. May 2, 1841. He never m. Like his brothers, 
he followed the sea for a livelihood. 

269. MIL ALBERT, b. July 28, 1824; d. Dec. 23, 1862; m. Agnes L. Kaspar. 

IX. ELLEN, b. Aug. 28, 1826; m. Aug. 13, 1851, George Sandford. He d. and she 
m., second, George Barrows. He d. and she is said to have m. a third time, a 
Mr. De Noyeles. She d. without issue. Resided in Brooklyn. 

121. ABRAHAM RYERSON,^ {T/iei<m\* Thcunis,^ Frans;- Martin^), son of 
Theunis, Jr., and Mary (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b., or bap., Jan. 25, 1785; 
m. Oct. 6, 1810, Dorothea (Dolly or Delia) Ryerson, b. Oct. 9, 1790, d. in 
1870, dau. of Hassel and Dorothea (Doocie) (Earl) Ryerson. He was a 
blacksmith by occupation. Resided at Oldham and Haledon. After the 
death of Abraham Ryerson his widow married John Snyder, of Paterson. 
The children of Abraham Ryerson were: 

270. I. JOHN A., b. Sept. 24, iSii; d. Nov. 3, 1S47; m. Abigail Demarest. 
IL MARIA, b. Feb. 19, 1814; d. Sept. 16, 1843; m. John Hopper. Issue: 

I. John Hopper. 
II. George Hopper. 

III. Maria Hopper, m. James Morrell and resided at St. Paul, Minn. There 
were two other children. No further information. 
III. ELIZA, b. Aug. 3, 1816: d. May 3, 1885; m. Joseph C. Gill, of New York, and 
had two sons: 
I. John Gill. 
II. George Gill. 
lY GEORGE, b. Jan. 25, 1819; d. Dec, 1S74; m. Adeline G. Wilson. She d. Sept. 

17, 1901, leaving a daughter. 
V. CATHERINE, b. Mar. 20, 1821; m. John Graham, and they had: 
I. Joseph Graham. 

II. A dau. who m. James L. Johnson and resided in Jersey City. 
VI. JANE, b. June 30, 1823; m. Steven R. Dean. She d. Mar. 20, 1888. Issue: 
I. Edwin Dean, of New York City, 
n. Jane Dean. 

By her second husband, John Snyder, Dorothea Ryerson, the widow of 
Abraham Ryerson, had issue: 

VII. HARRIET SNYDER, m. Edwin S. Johnson and they had a son: 

I. James S. Johnson, of Jersey City. 
VIII. ExMELINE SNYDER, m. a Mr. Hand. 


IX. AMELIA SNYDER, m. Benjamin Bennett, and they had issue: 

I. Annie L. Bennett. 
II. John W. Bennett. 

III. Hattie Bennett. 

122. PIETER RYERSON,^ (George G.* Joris F.,' Frans,^ Martin?), son of 
George G. anci Abigail (Post) Ryerson, was b. May 14, l^g?>. He m. Catty 
Lines, and two of their children were: 

II. GEORGE, b. April 12, 1S02. (No further trace.) 

123. RICHARD RYERSON, Jr.,^ {Richard G.* Joris F.,' Frans;- Martin^), 
son of Richard G. and Martha (Vreeland) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 30, 1784, 
and d. Mar. 6, 1839; m. Phoebe, dau. of Ferris and Ann (Tice) Doty, and 
niece of Guilielma S. P. Doty, wife of Francis G. Ryerson. She was b. at 
Wanaque, N. J., Jan. 24, 1787. Resided at West Milford, N. J. She 
died at Boardville, N. J., in 1864. She was descended from Edward Doty, 
who came to Plymouth in the "Mayflower" in 1620, by his wife Faith 
Clark. (See Doty Gen.) Issue: 

I. MARY ANN, b. Jan. 16, 1807; m. Alpheus Williams, son of Jeremiah Williams, 
and they had issue: 
I. Alpheus Williams. 
II. Caroline Williams, m. Frank Kelley. 

III. David Williams. 

IV. Richard Williams. 
V. Martin Williams. 

VI. Thaddeus Williams. 
II. MARTHA, b. Sept. 28, 1808; d. Mar. 1809. 

III. CATHERINE, b. Jan. 5, 1810; m. John Monks. Issue: 

I. John Monks, d. y. 

She m., second. Dr. Amos Howland. Issue: 

II. Mary Rowland. 

III. Catherine Rowland. 

IV. Bertine Rowland. 
V. Jerome Rowland. 

VI. Amos Rowland. 
vn. Valentine Rowland. Residence, Piqua, Ohio. 

IV. SUSANNE, b. Jan. 28, 1812; m., first, Oliver Tichenor, son of Deacon James 
Tichenor, and brother of Capt. Joseph Tichenor, of Newark. Issue: 

I. Benton Tichenor, killed in the Civil War. 
» II. James A. Tichenor. 

ni. Louisa Tichenor. 

Mrs. (Ryerson) Tichenor m., second, John Tucker, of Newark. He died 
and the widow resided in Newark. Issue: 


IV. Ralph Tucker, b. Nov. 29, 1841; m. Margaret Sherick. His widow m. 

Edmund F. Ryerson, her first husband's uncle. 
V. John H. Tucker, b. Dec. 7, 1843. 
VI. Harriet Tucker, b. Dec. 22, 1845; m., first, Alfred Small; second, Alex 

VII. Phoebe A. Tucker, b. Oct. 30, 1S47. 
vm. Joseph Tucker, b. April 11, 1849. 
IX. Theodore Tucker, b. Sept. 19, 1851. 
X. Frank P. Tucker, b. Mar. 7, 1853; m. I. E. Ford. Issue: 
i. Franklin P. Tucker, b. Sept. 28, 1886. 
ii. Ethel Tucker, b. Sept. 3, i8go. 
Hi. lanthe Tucker, b. 1889; d. y. 
V. HESTER, b. July 5, 18x4; m., first, George De Kay. Issue: 
I. George De Kay. 
II. Elizabeth De Kay. 
III. ZunELMA De Kay. 

She m., second George Hawkins. No issue. Residence, St. Marys, 
VI. HARRIET, b. May i, 1820; d. in Mar., 1895; m. WQliam Rogers. Issue: 
I. George Rogers. 
n. Charles W. Rogers. 

The sons reside in Baltimore, Md. 

271. VII. GEORGE WASHINGTON, b. Jan. 6, circa 1822; m. twice. 

VIII. SARAH JANE, b. Dec. 18, 1828; m., first, Edward Herbert. Issue: 

I. Francis E. Herbert, b. Sept. 16, 1849, who disappeared during the Civil 

She m., second, Robert 0. Wilson. Widow resides in Warwick, N. Y. 

272. IX. EDMUND FRANCIS, b. May 18, 1832; m. twice. 

124. DAVID RYERSON, 5 (Richard G.,' J or is F.,' Frans,' Martin'), son of 
Richard G. Ryerson, was the only son by the second wife. He died aged 
about 75 years and is buried at Highland Mill Cemetery, near Sloatsburg, 
N. Y. He was a farmer, and resided in the vicinity of Sloatsburg, N. Y., 
during the greater part of his life. For a short time he resided with his Son 
in Gait, 111. He m. Hester Burr, a kinswoman of Aaron Burr. Issue: 

273. I. MARTIN, b. Sept., 1824; d. Mar. 29, 1897; m. Margaret Johnson. 
II. HARRIET, m. John Burnett. No issue. Residence, Newburg, N. Y. 

III. LILAH, m., first, Thomas Wilkes; second, Josiah Mead. Residence, Southfield, 
N. Y. No surviving issue. 

IV. MARY, b. April 8, circa 1837; d. May, 1872; m. John M. Taylor. He was son 
of Isaac and Margaret (Brundage) Taylor, and nephew of Elihu Taylor, of 
Jackson, Mich. He m., second, Charlotte Smith. 

V. SARAH, unm. 

VI. GEORGE, d. in the army during the Civil War. He enlisted when a young 
man in the 19th 111. Reg. He, at that time, resided with his brother in Illinois. 
He was promoted to Colonel, and was killed at the battle of Murfreesboro. 


126. GEORGE RYERSON (or Joris),^ {John C* Joris F.,^ Frans^ Martin"), 
son of John G. and Eleanor (Vreeland) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 19, 1781; d. 
about 1804. He resided in the Greenwood Lake district. He m. Lena 
Tice, said to have been the dau. of Cornehus Tice. The author is informed, 
that after her husband's death she married a Mr. Beals, of New York. Little 
is known about this family. What information we have was furnished by 
Mrs. George (Storms) Ryerson, of Greenwood, and Mrs.' R. 0. (Sarah J. 
Ryerson) Wilson, of Warwick, N. Y. According to Mrs. George (Storms) 
Ryerson, George Ryerson and Lena Tice had one child : 

274. I. J.\COB G., b. Mar. 12, 1802; m. Permelia Ann WOson. 

126. SAMUEL RYERSON,^ {Col. Theunis,' Joris F.,^ Frans,^ Martin'), son of 
Col. Theunis and Eleanor (Van Houten) Ryerson, was b. May 13, 1798, and 
d. July 9, 1868. He resided at Wanaque and also at Pompton Plains, N. J. 
He m. July 15, 1819, Ann Swan Spear, b. Nov. 10, 1799. The widow m. 
second, Benjamin Roome. The children of Samuel and Ann Swan (Spear) 
Ryerson were: 

I. MARIA, b. Sept. 6, 1820; m. Nov. 4, 1841, John Post Brown of Newfoundland, 
N. J. Issue: 
I. Theodore Brown, d. in 1902; m. Emma Gene Terwilliger, and their chil- 
dren were: 
i. Ethel Brown, d. y. 
a. Elizabeth Brown, d. y. 
n. Walter Brown, d. unm. 
III. Ryerson Brown, d. y. 

275. II. JOHN A., b. June 17, 1822; d. June, 1893; m. Rachel Brown. 

276. III. HENRY, b. July 18, 1824; d. 1898; m. twice. 

277. IV. CHARLES A., b. Mar. 31, 1827; d. Dec. 16, 1891; m. twice. 

V. PETER P., b. Aug. 21, 1830; d. Dec. 31, 1867; unm. 

278. VI. THEUNIS, b. AprU 16, 1833; m. Eliza Sindle. 

127. JOHN ADAMS RYERSON,^ {Col. Theunis,' Joris F.,' Frans,'' Martin'), 
son of Theunis and Eleanor (Van Houten) Ryerson, was b. at Wanaque, 
Bergen County, N. J., July 27, 1801; d. April 9, 1869. He settled in New 
York during the early part of the nineteenth century. He was senior mem- 
ber of the firm Ryerson and Brown Transfer Co., of New York. He was 
also associated with W. K. Vanderbilt, George Peabody Wetmore, Frederick 
Bronson and other business men who instituted the New York Cab Co. He 
m. Ellen McEwen-Stevens at Elizabethtown, N. J.. Sept. 10, 1804; who d. 
Aug. 29, 1879. Subsequent to the death of Ellen's father, Mr. McEwen, the 
widow m. William Stevens. He adopted the stepdaughter and she took the 
name of Stevens. Mrs. McEwen-Stevens was Jane, dau. of Joseph Jay, a 



Revolutionary soldier in Washington's army. The children of John A. and 
Ellen Ryerson were: 

279. I. WILLIAM TUNIS, b. Jan. 27, 1829; d. Dec. 28, 1890; m. Julia H. Newton. 

I. Lucy Ryerson, m. Henry C. Lawrence, son of Cyrus J. Lawrence, banker 
of N. Y. City. Children: Gladys and Lucv, unm. Residence, 166 W. 
88th St., N. Y. City. 
n. Edith Ryerson. 
ra. Julia Ryerson, m. Sigourney White, no issue. Residence, 18 Clinton 

Ave., Montclair, N. J. 
IV. William Newton Ryerson, b. 1874, N. Y. City. He is m. and has three 
children. Manager, Great Northern Power Co., Duluth, Minn. Grad. 
Columbia Coll. & School of Mines. 
n. ANNA DODD, b. June 5, 1831, in New York; d. Jan. 29, 1912; m. Oct. i, 1861, 
Wheelock Willard Newton, son of Isaac and Margaret (Willard) Newton. He 
was b. in Bernardstown, Mass., Jan. 11, 1822, and d. Nov. 13, 1867. No issue. 
Widow resided in New York City. 
III. EDWIN WARNER, b. June 26, 1834, in New York City; d. April 3, 1S6S; m. 
Anna A. Clark, dau. of Thomas R. and Ann Amelia (Smith) Clark. The 
widow removed to Florence, Italy, where she remained. Children: 
I. Ellen Clark Ryerson, b. Aug. 12, 1861. 
II. May Matilda Ryerson, b. Mar., 1863; d. July 26, 1863. 

280. IV. GEORGE WILSON, b. Jan. 23, 1837; d. Mar. 10, 18S6; m. Sarah D. Brown. 

128. PETER RYERSON,^ {Col. Tlmmis,* Joris F.,^ Frans,' Martin'), son of 
Col. Theunis and Eleanor (Van Houten) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 15, 1806; 
d. 1843. He was an architect and building contractor in the employ of the 
U. S. Government. Among his contracts from the government was the 
construction of the Asylum for the Blind, 9th Ave. and 34th St., New York, 
and the government magazine and barracks at Fort Dearborn, Mich. He 
was engaged in the latter work several years. Going to Michigan about 
1831, he returned to New York about 1840. Three of his children were born 
there. Resided for a short time in Plymouth and Dearbornville, Mich. 
He m. Sept. 7, 1829, Zulema Tice, b. Mar. 23, 1813, in New York, dau. of 
John and Catherine Shaw (Harrison) Tice. Their children were: 

I. MARY RICE, b. June 17, 1830; d. in Dearborn, Mich., Feb. 20, 1837. 

281. II. PETER, Jr., b. July 26, 1832; d. May i, 1S68; m. Elizabeth Kiffen. 

III. ELEANOR A., b. Jan. 4, 1835; m. Robert S. Hughes of Paterson, N. J.; b. May 
24, 1827, d. Aug. I, 1900. Mr. Hughes was president of the Rogers Locomotive 
Works, one of Paterson's chief industries. Children: 
I. Eleanor Elizabeth Hughes, b. Dec. 19, 1866; m. Nov. 26, 1890, William 
Curtis Butler, Jr., brother of Nicholas INIurray Butler, D. D., President of 
Columbia University. 
II. Grosvenor Allen Hughes, b. Oct. 26, 1S69; d. June 22, 1882. 


282. IV. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WOOLSEY, b. Aug. 23, 1837; d. June 10, 1896; m. 

Rose McSherry. 

283. V. WILLIAM STILLMAN, b. July 31, 1839; m. Frances Morton. 

129. JOHN FERRIS RYERSON, ^ {Francis G.,^ Joris F.,' Frans? Martin^), son 
of Francis G. and Guilielma (Doty) Rj'erson, was b. Jan. 25, 1795; d. Mar. 
28, 1847 ; m. Hannah Van Giesen. He was in the grocery iJusiness in Pater- 
son, N. J. Children : 

II. CORNELIUS. Residence, Danville, Ky. 

III. JANE, m. a Mr. WeU. Residence, Danville, Ky. 

IV. FRANCIS. Residence, DanvQle, Ky. 
V. ANN. 


130. PETER FIELD RYERSON,^ {Francis G.,^ Joris F.,^ Frans,^ Martin}), son 
of Francis G. and Guiliehna (Doty) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 4, 1805; m. about 
1830, Anna, dau. of Henry Byard. Residence, New York City. They had 
ten children. The two eldest d. in infancy without names. The others 

I. ELIZABETH, d. about 1858; unm. 



V. BRIDGETTA BYARD (called Etta). Residence, Clyde, N. Y. 
VI. ELMA ANNA, m. George B. Stockin. He d. about 1883. 
VII. ESTHER JANE, m. Adelbert L. Van Tassel. They had a son: 

I. Henry Field Van Tassel. 
VIII. ISAAC MILLER. Residence, Clyde, N. Y. 

131. GEORGE FRANCIS RYERSON,^ {Francis G.,* Joris F.,^ Frans,^ Martin'), 
son of Francis G. and EHzabeth (Berry) Ryerson, d. a comparatively young 
man between 1825 and 1838. He resided at Paterson, N. J. He m., but 
his wife's name is unknown to us. The widow subsequently m. a Mr. Shar- 
rock and resided in Brooklyn. A son, Ralph, by this second m. resided 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. George F. Ryerson had a son: 

284. I. FRANCIS G., b. Dec. 24, 1823; m. Mary Corliss White. 

132. DIRCK (Richard F.) RYERSON, ^ {Francis D.,* Dirck,^ Frans,^ Martin'), 
eldest child of Francis D. and Jane (Lambert) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 2, 1790, 
and d. Dec. 7, i860. He m. Mary Post, b. April 16, 1800; d. Oct. 21, 1865, 
buried at Totowa. Their children were: 


I. JANE, m. Mar. 23, 1840, John Ackerman. Issue: 

I. Richard Henry Ackerman, m. Hester Ann . They were the parents 

of Mrs. Hattie Zeliff, Mary and John Ackerman, of Preakness, and David 
Ackerman who resided at Paterson. 
II. ANN, m. June 29, 1842, George Spear. 
III. SUSAN, b. June 18, 1831; d. Jan. 2, 1835. 

285. IV. FRANCIS, b. Mar. 9, 1832; m. twice. 

V. RICHARD, b. May 10, 1834; d. Jan. 3, 1835. 
VI. RICHARD, b. May 27, 1836; d. Sept. 9, 1895; m. Minerva Fitzpatrick. They 
had one child, Jane, who d. at the age of 8 months and 23 days. After the death 
of her husband Mrs. Ryerson took up active missionary work and in 1903 was 
residing in Jerusalem (Palestine) a missionary to the lepers of that community. 

286. VII. JOHN, b. 1838; m. Sarah M. Snyder. 

133. JOHN F. RYERS0N,5 {Francis D.* Dirck,' Frans,'' Martin'), son of Francis 
D., and Jane (Lambert) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 27, 1791. He was a farmer 
residing in Saddle River Township, Bergen Co., N. J., in 1825. He d. a 
young man, and it is probably his headstone in the Totowa burial ground 
which is inscribed "John Ryerson, d. Jan. 25, 1835, aged 43 years." He m. 
a widow, Catherine Van Houten, whose maiden name was Catherine Stagg. 

I. JANE, b. about 1824; m. Richard Van Houten, of Totowa. 

134. JOHN RYERSON,« {Francis,^ John F.,^ Frans,- Martin'), eldest son of 
Francis and Sarah (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. in New York, Jan. 25, 1779; 
m. Feb. 17, 1803, Sophia, dau. of Richard and Welthea (Hatheway) Ruggles, 
of Massachusetts. He d. Nov. 10, 1854, in Nova Scotia. Mrs. Ryerson 
was b. Jan. 3, 1785, and her maternal grandparents were Capt. Ebenezer 
and Welthea (Gilbert) Hatheway. Mrs. Ryerson was a granddaughter of 
General Timothy Ruggles, of Rochester, Mass., and Digby, N. S., the 
eminent Loyalist, who was Judge in 1756; Chief Justice, 1762, until the 
Revolution; Speaker of House, 1762-3, at Boston; President of the Stamp 
Act Congress, N. Y., 1756. Children: 

I. S.ARAH, b. Jan. 11, 1804; m. John Barr. 

287. II. JOHN CALVIN, b. April 29, 1805; d. Oct. 27, 1852; m. Jane Wilber. 

III. GILBERT RUGGLES, b. Jan. 19, 1807; m. Mary Emiline Wade, dau. of 
Thomas and Christina (Morrison) Wade, and granddaughter of Ann (Ryerson) 
Morrison. Left no issue. 

IV. MARY ELIZABETH, b. April 12, 1809; m. W. O. Haliburton. Left no issue. 
V. WELTHEA ANN, b. Oct. 23, 1810; m. Gilbert Fowler Ditmars, son of Douwe 

and Elizabeth (Fowler) Ditmars. By this marriage there were 3 sons. 
VI. HARRIET AUGUSTA, b. Aug. 12, 181 2; m. William S. Purdy, and left two 
daughters. William S. Purdy, b. 1811, was the son of Samuel (b. 1765) and 
Sarah (Ditmars) Purdy, of Westchester, N. Y. 


VII. SOPHIA, twin with Harriet Augusta, b. Aug. i8, 1812. 
VIII. ABIGAIL HATHEWAY, b. Sept. 5, 1814; m. Fred Jones, of Chelsea, Mass. 
IX. CHARLES THOMAS, b. Sept. i, 1816. 
X. ALFRED HUTCHERSON, b. June 28, 1820. 
XI. AMARET ADELIA, b. Aug. 15, 1824; m. Voorhies Ditmars. 
Xn. EDWIN BERGOIN, b. July 14, 1S25; d. Aug., 1S91; m., first, Mary E. Elliot; 
second, Susan Foster. 

135. SIMEON RYERSON,^ (Frattcis* John F.,^ Frans,^ Martin'), son of Francis 
and Sarah (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. in New York July 4, 1782; d. about 
181 2. He was accidentally drowned when about thirty years of age, while 
skating. They resided at Lawrencetown, AnnapoKs Co., N. S. He came 
from New York to Nova Scotia with his parents in 1783. He m. Dorothy 
Van Buskirk, dau. of John and Catherine Van Buskirk, granddaughter of 
Captain Lawrence Van Buskirk, whose dau., Jemima, m. Martin Ryerson. 
The widow subsequently m. in 182 1, Thomas Wei ton, son of Erec and 
Elizabeth (Smith) Welton, and grandson of Ezekiel Welton, a Loyalist, 
and they had John Welton and others. The children of Simeon and Dorothy 
Ryerson were: 

I. CATHERINE, m. Mar. 3, 1831, David Easson Ritchie, b. Oct., 1801, son of 
Matthew and Elizabeth (Easson) Ritchie and grandson of Andrew and Margaret 
(McNeish) Ritchie, who were m. in Scotland and came to Boston between the 
years 1752 and 1755. They were Loyalists and went to Nova Scotia at the close 
of the Revolutionary War. David E. and Catherine (Ryerson) Ritchie had 
I. Simeon RiTcmE, d. unm. 
II. Sarah RixcmE, m. David Easson. 

III. Charles Ritchie, unm. 

IV. Selina RiTcmE, m. Dec. 13, 1S58, Charles Steadman. 

V. Stephen Delancey Ryerson Ritchie, d. Dec. 23, 1904; m. Nov. 9, 1871, 
Fannie Sanders. Residence, Annapolis, N. S. 
288. II. FRANCIS (Frank), d. Mar. i, 1896; m. Frances Pitman. 

136. MARTIN RYERSON,^ (Francis,* John F.,' Frans,^ Martin''), son of 
Francis and Sarah (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. near AnnapoHs, N. S., in 
1784, and d. in 1840. He removed when quite a young man to Lubec, Me., 
where he engaged in shipbuilding. He became one of the leading citizens 
of that community and many of his descendants to-day reside in Lubec 
maintaining the family prestige. He spelled his name "Ryarson." He m. 
Jemima, dau. of Garret and Elizabeth (Potts) Van Buskirk, step-dau. of 
Capt. Oldham Gates. Garret Van Buskirk was b. in 1756, and was son of 
Capt. Lawrence and Jannetje Van Buskirk (his cousin) of the Loyalists 
who settled in Nova Scotia after the Revolution. Mrs. Ryerson was b. 
1792, and d. in 1869. Their children were: 


I. SARAH, m. James Gray. Issue: 
I. Stephen Gray, d. y. 
II. Henry Gray, d. y. 
III. George Gray, who disappeared. 
II. ELIZA, a twin with Sarah, m. Thomas Harris. Issue: 

I. John Hentiy Harris, m. Emily Mitchell. He was for 25 years connected 
with the dry goods firm of Jordan, Marsh & Co., of Boston. Issue: 
i. Helen Harris, m. Dr. George W. Rush, of Americus, Ga. 
II. Charles Harris, d. y. 

289. III. STEPHEN, d. 1849; m. Priscilla Card. 

IV. MARY, m. Otis Leach, a conductor on the Old Colony R. R. for many years. 
I. Almira Leach, d. y. 

II. Edwin Leach, d. in Mich., aged 26; unm. 

in. Simeon Leach, unm. Is an attorney of Boston. Residence, Jamaica 
Plains, Mass. 
V. ALMIRA, m. Job S. Goodwin, of Lubec. Issue: 

I. Mary Goodwin, b. May 14, 1849; m. 1881, George M. Foster. Issue: 
/. Albert Foster, b. 1883. Residence, Taunton, Mass. 
ii. Martin Ryerson Foster. 
II. George Albert Goodwin, b. April i, 1855; unm. 

III. Harriet Goodwin, 1 . , , . . , 

IV. Elizabeth Goodwin, / '^^°' ^^° '^- "^ '^^^"'^y- 

V. Otis Goodwin, m. Frances Mugford. Residence, Geneseo, N. Y. 
VI. Emily Goodwin, twin sister of Otis, 
vn. John Goodwin, b. 1862. 

290. VI. SIMEON, b. 1814; d. 1892; m. Sarah Lampson. 

VII. CHARLOTTE, b. 1814; m. George Field, of Taunton, Mass. Issue: 
I. Anna Field, m. Dr. Frank Hubbard, of Taunton. Issue: 

/. Merrill Hubbard. 
n. Albert Field, m. Clarabel Mellen, of Taunton. Issue: 
i. Albert Field, 
ii. Malcolm Field. 
Hi. Charlotte Mellen Field. 
VIII. HARRIET, d. at the age of 19. 
IX. JAMES, b. 1832; d. in 1890, unm. He went to California in 1849, where he 
remained most of his life. He d. while on a visit to his brother in Lubec, and was 
buried there. 
X. FANNIE, d. y. 
XL MARTIN, d. y. 

137. STEPHEN DeLANCY RYERSON,^ {Francis," John F.,' Frans,'' Martin'), 
son of Francis and Sarah (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. in Annapolis, N. S., 
July 5, 1789, and d. Aug. 24, 1846, at Yarmouth, N. S. He was named in 
honor of Lieut. Stephen DeLancy, an officer of the British army and a 
man of prominence in his way. Lieut. DeLancy was an intimate and Ufe- 
long friend and business associate of Francis Ryerson, the father of Stephen 


Ryerson. Mr. Ryerson resided at Annapolis during the greater part of his 
life and all his children were born at that place. He had a large farm and 
operated a grist mill. He removed to Yarmouth, N. S., in later years. 
Mr. Ryerson m. May 15, 1817, Lois Killam, b. at Yarmouth, N. S., May 15, 
1797, d. there Dec. 29, 1873, dau. of John and Sally Killam. Their children 

I. SABRE, b. July 15, 1818; d. Sept., 1903; m. Nathan, son of William Francis and 
Lydia (Butler) Moses. He was b. Mar. 2, 1819. He was a member of the great 
mercantile establishment of Ryerson, Moses & Co., of Yarmouth, N. S. Their 
children were: 
I. Lois Moses, m. Capt. Eben C. Killam. Widow resided at Yarmouth. 
i. Fred Killam. 
II. Sarah Jane Moses, m. William A. Killam, son of Abraham and brother of 
aforesaid Capt. Eben C. Killam. 

III. Sabre Maria Moses, d. y. 

IV. William Frank Moses, d. a bachelor. 
V. Lydia Maria Moses. 

VI. George Ryerson Moses, d. y. 

VII. James Howard Moses, m. Lucy Redding. Residence, Lynn, Mass., and 
they have issue: 
i. George Ryerson Moses, m. in 1904, Ida Huntress. 
a. Nathan Moses, d. y. 
Hi. Edith Crosby Moses, 
iv. Marion Adele Moses. 
All reside in Lynn, Mass. 
VIII. Stephen DeLancy Moses, of Moses, Ross & Co., dry goods merchants, 
Yarmouth, N. S. 
IX. Nathan Butler Moses. Killed accidentally when 6 years old. 
II. JOHN KILLAM, b. July 15, 1820; d. Dec. 17, 1890; m. Abigail C. Shaw. 

III. SARAH JANE, b. Aug. 27, 1S22; d. April 9, 1901; m. Benjamin D. Fleet, of 
Yarmouth. Issue: 

I. Georgina Fleet, m. Amzi Durkee. Widow resides at Yarmouth, N. S. 
II. LiNDLY Fleet, m. Margaret Jeffrey. Residence, Argyle, N. S. 

III. Elizabeth Lois Fleet, m. Capt. Joseph W. Boyd. 

IV. John Killam Fleet, Residence, Yarmouth, N. S. 

V. Edith Fleet, m. Nathan M. Crosby. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
VI. Sands Meeker Fleet, m. Sarah Tune. Residence, Ingersoll, Ont., Can. 

IV. EDITH, b. Oct. 27, 1824; unm. 

V. GEORGE, b. Jan. 12, 1827; d. at sea, Oct. 31, 1878; m. Eliza Mack. Issue: 
I. George Ryerson, m. and resided at Liverpool, England. 
II. Louise Ryerson, m. Thomas R. Crosby. Residence, St. John, N. B. 
III. Desiah (called Daisy) Ryerson, m. George Horton. Residence, Fresno, 
VL SAMUEL MEEKER, b. July 13, 1829; m. .\nn Shaw. 
VII. THOMAS, b. 1834, d. y. 


138. GEORGE RYERSON, ^ {Francis,' John F.,' Frans;- Martin'), son of Francis 
and Sarah (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 26, 1798; d. Jan. 24, 1876. He 
was a farmer and resided at Upper Clements, N. S. He m. Dec. 24, 1822, 
Mary Harris, who was b. Sept. 18, 1803, and d. June 4, 1882, dau. of Capt. 
John and Mary (Shaw) Harris. Their children were: 

I. ELIZABETH TROUT, b. Sept. 22, 1S23; d. Nov. 27, 1855; m. John Davis. 
Issue : 
I. George Davis, m. Anna Roach. 
II. MARY, b. Sept. 29, 1825; d. Aug. i, 1S53; m. (as his first wife) John Moore, and 
their children were: 
I. Elizabeth Moore. Residence, Bear Creek, Digby Co.. N. S. 
II. HoRATiA Moore, m., first, Charles Lockhart; second, Isaac Randall, an 

inventor of note. Residence, Boston, Mass. 
m. Mary Moore, m. William Hubbard, a photographer of New York. Mr. 
Hubbard d. and the widow continued the business. Residence, New York. 
John Moore's second wife was Jane Spates by whom he had: Ida, Jennie, 
William, Horace, Oren, James and Havelock. 

III. SUSAN ANN, b. Oct. 30, 1828; d. Oct. 4, 1S37. 

IV. HORATIA NELSON, b. July 9, 1S32; m. June 9, 1859, Edwin Gates, b. Mar. 31, 
1835, son of Henry and Mercy (Bartow) Gates. Issue: 

I. Georgina Gates, b. Mar. 18, i860; m. Dec. 30, 1880, J. W. Thompson, Jr., 

a leading grocer of Winchester, Mass. 
II. Harriet Havilah Gates, b. Dec. 17, 1861; m. Jan. 14, 1S97, Edward F. 
Kent. Residence, W. Medford, Mass. 

III. Edith Ryerson Gates, b. July 23, 1S64; m. Aug. 20, 1890, Arthur 

IV. Nellie Edna Gates, b. Sept. 8, 1S69; m. Sept. 5, 1S95, Arthur H. Whitman, 
son of Thomas S. Whitman, a nephew of Mrs. Henry St. George Twining 
(Ada Black) of Halifax, wife of the ship-builder of that city, whose dau. 
Violet Gertrude, b. 1880, became the wife of the late Marquis of Donegall, 
and is mother of the present Marquis. 

V. Minnie Horsfal Gates, b. April 13, 1S72; m. June 5, 1901, Frank Coolidge 

Hastings. Lives in Passaic, N. J. 
VI. George Henry Gates, b. 1S74; d. Dec. 26, 1903. 
V. GEORGINA, b. Aug. 0, 1834; d. Dec. 18, 1855; unm. 
VL THOMAS BURNARD GILPEN, b. Jan. 6, 1839; unm. 
VIL SARAH HAVILAH, b. Aug. 12, 1S41; m. William Starratt. Issue: 
I. Charles Starratt. 

II. Florence Starratt, m. Thomas Buckler, asst. Customs Collector of .\nnap- 
olis Royal, N. S. 

III. Julia Starratt. 

IV. Josephine Starratt, m. Edgar McCormack, Customs Collector, of An- 
napolis, N. S. 

v. William Starratt. 
VI. Rudolph Starratt. 
VII. John Starratt. 


VIII. JOHN HENRY, b. April 27, 1844; d. Dec. 2, 1S75; m. Charlotte Ann Starratt. 
No issue. 

He is said to have been in Troop 7, Dragoon Guards, in the British army and 
served in Egypt. 

139. SAMUEL ELLIS RYERSON,^ (George* Johti F.,' Frans,'' Martin"), eldest 
son of George and Elizabeth (Ellis) Ryerson, was b. about 1784, and d. 
subsequent to 1830. He was a farmer and resided in English Neighborhood, 
N. J., Hackensack, N. J., and New Barbadoes, N. J., and probably in New 
York City. The name of his wife was Rachel. The author does not possess 
any further authoritative information of this family, excepting that he and his 
sister Hannah were heirs to a vast amount of New York City and Albany, 
N. Y., property, including Ellis Island, in New York Harbor, which they 
inherited from their grandfather, Samuel Ellis. The records concerning 
this property comprise more than one hundred pages of New York County 
records, of much of which the author has transcripts. 


140. JOHN I. RYERSON,« {John /.,= Joint I.* Joint G.,^ Jons;- Martin'), son 
of John J. and Maria Jane (Bogart) Ryerson, was b. Oct. i, 1804; d. Oct. 
27, 1863; m. Feb. 5, 1829, Sarah Westervelt, dau. of John and Hester (Van 
Dien) Westervelt. She was b. Jan. i, 1812, and d. April 9, 1864. Their 
children were: 

I. ANN M.\RI.-\, b. Oct. 7, 1S29; m. Feb. 2, 1849, D. B. Geroe. Their children 
I. Benj.^]hin Geroe. 
II. Richard Geroe. 

III. Hester Geroe. 

IV. Jacob Geroe. Lived in Paterson, N. J. 

293. II. JOHN, b. Sept. 30, 1831; d. Feb. 17, 1S95; m. Agnes Matilda Van Winkle. 

III. HESTER, b. Jan. 14, 1833; d. 1900; m. Feb. 22, 1S54, George Beam. Their 
children were George, Jr., and Anna, who m. Walter E. ^IcCabe. 

IV. JACOB, b. Jan. 10, 1836; m. May 8. 1866, Caroline Petry of Paterson, N. J. 

V. SARAH, b. Nov. 11, 183S; m. Charles Olbon, May 5, 1869. Their children were: 
Charles, Jr., and Jennie (Mrs. Christy), of Paterson, N. J. 
VI. ELLEN, b. Oct. 8, 1842. Resides in Paterson, N. J. 

VII. RICHARD, b. Sept. 13, 1845; d. about 18S0; m. Mrs. Salina Spear. Their 
children were: 
I. Ella Ryerson, b. Mar. 4, 1873; m. Fred E. Layton, of Paterson, N. J., and 
they have a son: 
i. Conrad Layton. 
n. George Ryerson, b. Jan. 22, 1876; m. Josephine Mack, and they have a 
dau. Ella. Live at Paterson, N. J. 
VIIL JANE, b. Sept. 22, 1851; unm. 

141. STEPHEN RYERSON,^ (Jolm J.,' John I.,* John G.^ Joris? Martin'), son 
of John J. and Maria Jane (Bogart) Ryerson, m. Margaret Van Saun. 
Their children were : 

294. I. CORNELIUS, b. Jan. i, 1841; m. Rachel Walthall. 
II. RACHEL, m. Abram Bush. 

142. THOMAS C. RYERSON,^ {Cornelius J.,' John I.,' John G.,' Joris,- Mar- 
tin'), son of Cornelius John and Phoebe (Campbell) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 
22, 1829, and d. about 1872. He m. Sarah (or Sally) Souders, b. July 2, 



183 1, dau. of Jacob and Sarah (Dav-is) Souders, and granddaughter of 
Christian Souders. He was a farmer residing in Crawford Co., Mo. Their 
children were: 

I. ISAAC POINEER, b. June 12, 1854; m. Mary IsabeUe Eaglin. Both d. in 

Feb., 1877, leaving an infant and only child: 

I. James W. Ryerson, b. Mar. 9, 1876. This child was reared by his uncle, 

Merriam Eaglin, a farmer living near Updike, 111. After James W. Ryerson 

became of age he removed to St. Louis, and m. Miss Iva Jines, dau. of George 

W. and Mabel (Presby) Jines. Issue: 

i. Larkin Ryerson, b. 1901. Residence, St. Louis, Mo. 
II. PHOEBE, b. Jan. 12, 1856; d. y. 

III. NANCY C, b. Jan. 12, 185S; m. Samuel Pierce Enlow, of Sullivan, Mo. Chil- 

I. William Enlow. 

II. Charles Edward Enlow. 
m. Jacob Enlow. 
IV. Grace Enlow. 

V. Ruth Enlow. 
VI. Tina Enlow. 

IV. JOHN THOMAS, b. May 20, i860; d. y. 

V. ALVA SEAMAN, b. Dec. 30, 1861; m. S. Keffer. ChUdren: 
I. Daniel Ryerson. 

II. Fannie Ryerson, m. William West and resides at Oak Hill, Crawford Co., 
VI. WILLIAM CORNELIUS, b. Jan. 28, 1864; d. y. 

VII. LEORA LUCRETIA, b. Sept. 16, 1866; m. Charles T. Souders. Children: 
I. Oliver Souders. 

II. Elsie Souders. 

VIII. MARGARET, b. Jan. 23, 1869; m. MQes Keffer and resides at Oak HQl. Chil- 
I. Polly Keffer. 
n. Edward Keffer. 
ni. Alva Keffer. 
IV. Sally Keffer. 
V. Leora Keffer. 

VI. Jacob Keffer. 
VII. PiNCKNEY Keffer. 

143. GEORGE I. RYERSON,« {John G.,^ George /.,•> John G.,' Joris? Martin'-), 
only child of John G. and Leah (Westervelt) Ryerson, was b. on Dec. 17, 
1793, and d. Dec. 13, 1876. His full name was George Jolxn Ryerson, but 
he was commonly known as "George I. Ryerson," the "I" signif}-ing the 
initial for John in the Dutch language. He resided at the "GofHe." He 
was bap. in the old Totowa Church as Jores Ryerson, on Jan. 19, 1794. Mr. 
Ryerson was m. three times; first, on Sept. 19, 18 — , to Helen, b. June 24, 


1798, d. June 26, 1847, daughter of Judge Garrabrant Van Houten.* 
Their children were: 

295. I. JOHN v., b. Mar. 24, 1814; m. Clarissa Van Houten. 

296. II. GARRABRANT, b. Feb. 7, 1816; d. Jan. 13, 1895; m. Jane Van Riper. 

297. III. HENRY G., b. Dec. 22, 1822; d. Mar. ig, 1879; m. Martha Young Dayter 


Mr. George I. Ryerson's second wife was Eliza Birdsall, and his third, 
Margaret Handford, neither of whom had any children. 

144. JOHN RYERSON,« {Johannis," Hassel,* John G.,' Joris,^ Martin'), son of 
Johannis and Antje (Van Allen) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 21, 1795, and d. in 
1869. He m. Elizabeth Winegarten, of North Carohna, b. Jan. 6, 1791. 
He settled in Cass Co., Ind., in 1839, where he took up land and cleared a 
farm. In 1867 he removed to Burnetts\'ille, Ind., where he d. at the age of 
74. His widow, who surNdved him seven years, d. in 1876 at the age of 85. 
They had issue: 

298. I. WILLIAM, m. Sarah Jane Patten. 

II. SARAH JANE, b. 1824; m. in 1842, John York, who was b. in Preble Co., Ohio, 
in 1821. They resided in Indiana. Their children were: 
I. William York, m. Jane Mitchell. 
II. Lydia York. 

ni. Jonathan York, m. Nancy Davis. 
IV. Amanda Jane York, m. George Merty. 
III. DOROTHY ANNE, m., first, Jepthe York; second, George Burkett. Resided 
in Indiana. 

145. MICHAEL VREELAND RYERSON,« (Johannis,' Hassel,' John G.,' 
J oris,- Martin'^), son of Johannis and Antje (Van Allen) Ryerson, was b. 
in 1800, and d. in 1843. He m., in 1831, Eleanor Boylan, b. in 1800. He 
was a farmer of Butler Co., Ohio. Children: 

I. LOUISA, b. 1835; d. Dec. 18, 1S70; m., in 1S63, William S. Noble. He d. in 
1879. He was an artist of considerable prominence residing in Cincinnati. 

* Garrabrant Van Houten. Nelson, the historian, relates that Judge Van Houten was from early 
life prominent among his fellows, not only because of his large possessions, but by reason of his com- 
manding abilities. He was a descendant of Roelof CorneUissen, doubtless the fatfier of CorneUs Row- 
lafson, bap. Sept. lo, 1651. This man, whose name is also spelled Cornehs Roelofse (son of Roelof, 
the Dutch for Ralph), was one of the patentees of Acquackenonck in 1685. Roelof Cornilsen, the 
common ancestor of the Van Houten family of this region, was a soldier in the Dutch army at New Am- 
sterdam in 164S. He m. Geertje Van Ness. His son took the name of Van Houten, perhaps because 
his ancestors came from the pleasant village of Houten, in Utrecht, Holland. Richard, or Dirck, 
Van Houten was the father of Judge Garrabrant Van Houten, and from his will, dated .\ug. 13, iSio, 
or Mar. 22, iSii, it appears that his son Garrabrant was already in occupancy of the old stone house so 
long a land-mark on Water St., Paterson, and which was built Ijy his grandfather, Garrabrant, as early 
as 1769. 


I. William S. Noble, Jr., b. Mar. 20, 1867. 

II. Louis Worthington Noble, b. Feb. 17, 1870; d. Mar. 24, 1885, at the 
residence of his aunt, Ida Ryerson Engle, in Middletown, Ohio. 
II. IDA, b. 1840; m. Feb. 28, 1859, Harry E. Engle, who resided at Middletown on 
his grandfather's homestead. Their children were: 
I. Harry Engle, Jr. 
II. Eleanor Boylan Engle. 

III. Harry Ryerson Engle, m. Minnie Harding. Issue: 

i. Adelaide Harding Engle. 

IV. Louisa Noble Engle, m. George W. Hood. Issue: 

i. Charles Harold Hood, 
ii. Eleanor Boylan Hood, 
iii. Robert Engle Hood. 
V. Frederick William Engle. 

146. PETER RYERSON/ (Johannis,' H asset,' John G.,' Joris,^ Martin'), son 
of Johannis and Antje (Van Allen) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 20, 1808, and d. 
April 24, 1846, on his way to Iowa. He m. Isabelle Van Arsdale, of Kos- 
ciusko Co., Ind. Their children were: 

I. REBECCA JANE, b. 1841, in Kosciusko Co., Ind.; d. 1899; m. William Holmes, 
at Pilger, Neb. They had eight children. 

299. II. JOHN L., b. Feb. 8, 1842; d. Nov., 1901; m. Mary Jane KeUey. 

III. PETER, Jr., b. May, 1847, near St. Joseph, Mo.; m. Jan., 1875, Jennie P. Cramer, 
of Zanesville, Ohio, b. 1857. She was a dau. of J. P. Cramer, and was m. in 
Mills Co., Iowa. Mr. Ryerson moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1885, where he is 
engaged in business. Children: 
I. Jay C. Ryerson, b. June, 1876. A jeweler in Wichita, Kan. 
II. Earl E. Ryerson, b. Sept., 1881. 

in. Ray P. Ryerson, b. Feb., 1884; m. Martha G. Reder. Issue: 
i. Joyce Ryerson, h. July 23, igo8. 

147. GEORGE WASHINGTON RYERSON," {Johannis,^ Hasset,' John G.,^ 
J oris, ^ Martin'), the youngest son of Johannis and Antje (Van Allen) 
Ryerson, was b. April 9, 1811, and d. Nov. 2, 1871. He m., April 25, 1833, 
Rebecca, dau. of George and Catherine Lipps, of Green Briar Co., Virginia. 
He was one of the pioneers of Indiana, and settled in Kosciusko Co. when 
it was but a wilderness. Here he obtained a large farm on which he resided. 
Mr. Ryerson was a man beloved by all, and was familiarly known through- 
out the country as "Uncle George." He accumulated a large property 
and, virtually, built the town of Pierceton, Ind. Children: 

I. CATHERINE MARIE, b. May 8, 1834; d. Feb. 27, 1836. 

300. II. IRA JACKSON, b. July 29, 1836; d. Aug. 31, 1899; m. Catherine Clover. 

III. MARGARET ANNA, b. Aug. 28, 1838; d. Nov., 1907; m. William H. Spayde, 
who d. in Nov., 1905. He was at one time cashier of the Exchange Bank and 
also a merchant of Pierceton, Ind. They had seven children: 


I. Augustus Ryerson Spayde. 

II. Rush L. Spayde, m. MoUie Sutter, of St. Joseph, Mo. 

III. LuRA G. Spayde. 

IV. Mary G. Spayde, m. W. J. Stadelman. Issue: 

i. Richard Ryerson Stadelman Spayde. 
V. JuDSON Spayde, m. Cora L. Norton, of Sioux City. 
VI. George W. Spayde. 
VII. Maisco Spayde. 
IV. MARSHALL PURVIANCE, b. Jan. 27, 1841; d. AprO 19, 1842. 
V. S. JENNIE, b. Aug. 20, 1843; d- April, 1907. 
VI. LAFAYETTE NICHOLS, b. .\ug. 15, 1S46; d. Sept. 15, 1848. 
VII. WILLIAM OREN, b. Dec. 6, 1S4S; d. Feb. 8, 1855. 

301. VIII. FRANKLIN PIERCE, b. June 12, 1852; d. Oct. 3, 1898; m. Cordelia Fisher. 

302. IX. MELVIN HASCAL, b. Nov. 24, 1854; m. .\lma Billings. 

X. AUGUSTA LOUISE, b. Aug. 27, 1S57; d. 1859. 

148. JOHN NICHOLAS RYERSON,*' {Nicholas,' Hassel," John G.,' Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of (Enoch) Nicholas and Ann (Farber) Ryerson, was b. at 
Vernon, now Glenwood, Sussex Co., N. J., Mar. 12, 1809, and d. in 1890. 
He was a farmer and merchant. He spent the year 1850 with Peter J. 
Brown, of Vernon, in the grocery business in Cahfornia. He m. first, 
June 20, 1828, Hannah, dau. of Abraham Van Houten, of Totowa. She 
was b. in 1810 and d. in 1832. They had children : 

I. ANNIE, b. Aug. 18, 1S29; d. in 1S51; m. Adam Terhune, of Paterson. 
II. CATHERINE VAN HOUTEN, b. in Paterson, N. J., Mar. 10, 1831; m. Nov. 11, 
1851, Joshua Sayer Holbert. He was b. Nov. 11, 1827; d. June 27, 1892. Issue: 
I. Amanda Sayer Holbert, b. Nov. 24, 1853; d. Jan. 30, 1855. 

II. Elizabeth Gertrude Holbert, b. Jan. 7, 1855; d. April 27, 1893; m. 1889, 
James C. Clowney, an art dealer of Binghamton, N. Y. No children. 

III. Martha Mary Holbert, b. Mar. 23, 1858; m. Nov. 13, 18S2, John Romeyn 
Broadhead, of Buffalo. Children: 

i. Henry Holbert Broadhead, b. Sept. 29, 1883. 
a. Arthur Sayer Broadhead. b. Nov. 25, 1886. 

IV. John Henry Holbert. b. Dec. 7, i860; m. Dec, 1886, Mary Caroline King. 
Resided in Chemung, N. Y. 

V. Anna Ryerson Holbert, b. July 13, 1862; m. George W. Byram, an 
attorney of Newark, N. J. Children: 
i. Anna Catherine Byram, b. Jan. 3, 1890. 
//. George W. Byram. Jr., b. Aug. 19, 1892. 

303. III. AMOS MUNSON, b. April 30, 1833; m. Matilda BaUey. 

304. IV. ABRAHAM VAN HOUTEN, b. Mar. 23, 1836; m. Mary C. Van Duzer. 

After the death of Hannah (Van Houten) Ryerson, John Nicholas 
Ryerson m., second, Dec. 3, 1839, Hannah Bailey, dau. of Daniel and Jane 
(Van Nostrand) Bailey, b. at Vernon, now Glenwood, N. J., June 20, 1820, 
and they had children: 


V. HANNAH JANE, b. at Vernon, N. J., July 22, 1841; m. Feb. 9, 1859, WiUiam 
Holbert, a farmer, son of John and Amanda (Sayer) Holbert. He was b. at 
IMinisink, N. J., Aug. 9, 1833. They dwelt at Wawayanda, N. Y., till 1865, and 
then settled at Chemung, N. Y. Their children were: 
I. John Ryerson Holbert, b. at Wawayanda, Jan. 17, i860; m. April 24, 
1889. Caroline Emma Carpenter. Issue: 
i. William Carpenter Holbert, b. Oct. 18, 1890, at Wellsburg. 
ii. Theodore Clark Holbert, b. Aug. 4, 1893, at Wawaj^nda. 
II. Joshua Sayer Holbert. b. at Wawayanda, Nov. 2, 1S62; m. May 6, 1886, 
Theodora Hopkins Clark. Residence, Horseheads. N. Y. Issue: 
i. Martha Hojjman Holbert. b. Feb. 19, 1891. 

III. Gabriel Sayer Holbert, b. Dec. 16, 1867, at Chemung; m. Clara Beulah 
Paxton. He is a banker at Deckertown, N. J. 

IV. Henry Hoffman Holbert, b. Aug. 26, 1870, at Chemung. Residence, 
Kansas City, Mo. 

VI. ELIZABETH, b. at Vernon, N. J., Jan. 13, 1845; m. at Goshen, N.Y., Dec. 10, 
1862, Jesse Adrian Holbert, a farmer, son of Adrian and Hannah (Sayer) Holbert, 
of Goshen, where he was b. Aug. 4, 1839. They settled at Goshen, N. Y. Issue, 
all born in Goshen, N. Y. : 
I. Hannah Holbert, b. Jan. 28, 1864; m. Alfred H. Wardle. 
II. Adrian Holbert, b. Jan. 10, 1866. 

III. Harriet Holbert, b. Feb. 7, 1867; d. Nov. 3, 1875. 

IV. Annie May Holbert, b. May 27, 1870; m. William Hoffman. 
V. Alla Davis Holbert, b. Feb. 9, 1873. 

VI. John William Holbert, b. May 3, 1875. 
VII. Belle Holbert, 1 
VIII. Rose Holbert, J '"^^^' 
VII. MARY, b. July 10, 1S47, at Vernon, N. J.; m. at Goshen, N. Y., Daniel Carpenter, 
a farmer, son of John Schenck and Agnes (Cunningham) (Fulton) Carpenter. 
He was b. at Goshen. Served three years in the Civil War and was wounded at 
the battle of ChancellorsviUe. Their children were: 
I. Mary Agnes Carpenter, b. 1876, at Goshen. 
II. John J. Carpenter. 

III. Hannah Carpenter. 

IV. Daniel B. Carpenter. 
VIII. SUSAN, d. y. 

IX. ANNIE, b. at Vernon. N. J., Nov. 21, 1850; m. Nov. 17, 1880, J. B. Slawson, of 
Jersey City, and they have children: 
I. John B. Slawson. 
II. Alice May Slawson. 
X. JOHN BAILEY, b. Feb. 28, 1857, at Goshen, N. Y.; a bachelor who resided in 

XL DANIEL BAILEY, b. Sept. 8, 1862, at Goshen; m. Oct. 16, 18S7, Cora M. 
Hulett, b. Dec. 19, 1862. Issue: 
I. Daniel Budd Ryerson, b. July 30, 1889, in Bridgeport, Conn. 
II. Henry Holbert Ryerson, b. Jan. 13, 1891, in Goshen, N. Y. 

III. Charles Hulett Ryerson, b. Oct. 8, 1893, in Goshen, N. Y. 

IV. Joseph Leslie Ryerson, b. Mar. 30, 1895, in Goshen, N. Y. 


V. Ruth Marion Ryerson, b. April 15, 1S98. 
VI. John Harold Ryerson, b. Feb. 19, 1900. 

149. PETER N. RYERSON,^ {Nicholas,' Hassel' John G.,' Jons;- Martin}) 
son of (Enoch) Nicholas and Ann (Farber) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 9, 1814, 
and d. at the home of his dau. Mrs. B. L. Houston, at Union Comers, 
April 12, 1902. He m. June i, 1833, Lorinda Rutan, who d. Nov. 4, 1868. 
He was a prosperous farmer of Glenwood, Sussex Co., N. J. In the later 
years of his Ufe he removed to Florida, N. Y., where he resided until his 
death. Children: 

I. MARY FARBER, b. Mar. i, 1834; m. Oct. 21, 1855, James MUspaugh Knapp, 
a farmer of Pine Island, Orange Co., N. Y. Issue: 
I. John Henry Knapp, m. Mary Van Ness. 
II. Nicholas Ryerson Knapp, m. Susan Rutan. 

III. Sarah Elizabeth Knapp, m. Walter Seeley. 

IV. Charles Milsfaugh Kn,\pp, m. Catherine Swazy. 
V. William Peter Knapp, m. Rowena Demarest. 

VI. Mary Abigail Knapp, m. Floyd E. Tether. 
VII. James Arthur Knapp. 
305. II. NICHOLAS PETER, b. Aug. 7, 1S35; m. Mary E. Dusenberry. 

III. ANN HOUSTON, b. May 30, 183S; d. 1862; m. John W. Campbell. Issue: 

I. Henry Campbell, d. y. 
lY ELIZABETH MUNSON, m. Nathaniel Roe Feagles, a farmer of Amity Orange 
Co., N. Y. Issue: 
I. Mary Feagles. 
II. Daisy Feagles, m. Henry Francis Salkeld. 

III. Jacob Ryerson Feagles, m. first, a Miss Hyatt; second, Emma Miller. 

IV. Anna Delia Feagles, m. Rev. Ezra Terry Sandford, pastor of Baptist 
Church of Port Jervis, N. Y. 

V. Charles Feagles. 

VI. Nathaniel Roe Feagles, Jr.; m. Carrie Timlow, and had issue: 
i. Emily Timlow Feagles. 
ii. Charles Ryerson Feagles. 
Hi. Clara Roe Feagles. 
iv. Elizabeth R. Feagles. 
VII. Peter Ryerson Feagles, d. y. 
VIII. Elizabeth Feagles, m. William Lane. 
IX. William Henry Feagles. 
Y DELIA BROWN, m. 1864, John W. Campbell, a farmer living at Paterson. She 
was his second wife, he having m. previously her sister, Ann Houston Ryerson. 
The children of Delia Brown (Ryerson) Campbell were: 
I. Catherine (Kittie) C.\mpbell, b. 1S64; m. Thomas K. K. Barr, of Glasgow, 
Scotland, b. July 25, 1864; d. May 17, 1895, son of John and Margaret (King) 
Barr, and grandson of Thomas and Jesse (Miller) Barr. Issue: 
i. John Barr, b. April, 1S92; d. y. 
ii. James King Barr, b. Nov. 28, 1893. Residence, Haledon, N. J. 


II. Anna Campbell, b. Aug. i6, 1866; m. William J. Barbour, an attorney of 
Paterson, N. J. Issue: 
i. WiUiam Herbert Barbour, b. Aug. 14, 1S88. 
a. Samuel L. Barbour, b. Sept. 26, 1892. 
Hi. Jack Carlyle Barbour, b. April 18, 1895. 
m. Jane Lorinda Campbell, b. Nov. 12, 1869, in Vemon, N. J.; unm. 
IV. John W. Campbell, Jr., b. Jan. 11, 1872. 
V. Herbert R. Campbell, b. Nov. 23, 1874; m. Dora BriiJkhorst. 
\^. Delia Ryerson Campbell, b. Feb. 3, 1879; m. Charles Pruden. Issue: 

i. Charles Edward Priiden. 
vn. Nathan Campbell, b. Sept. 24, 1882. 

150. NICHOLAS N. RYERSON,« (Nicholas,' Hassel,' John G.,^ Joris,' Martin'), 
son of (Enoch) Nicholas and Ann (Farber) Ryerson, was b. April 21, 1824. 
He m. Nov. 27, 1845, Sarah Rhodes, b. Sept. 21, 1827, dau. of Squire William 
Rhodes, of Vernon. Their children were: 

I. DELIA, b. Sept. 4, 1S46; d. 1S96; m. George D. Demarest, of Deckertown. 
I. Nicholas Ryerson Demarest, m. Martha Demis. Issue: 
i. Sarah Demarest. 
ii. George G. Demarest. 
Hi. James B. Demarest. 
II. Sarah Elizabeth Demarest, m. James E. Layton. Issue: 
i. Mary Layton. 
ii. George Layton. 
II. ANNA, b. Oct. 17, 184S; m. Dec. 30, 1873, Cornelius V. Hoffman, and resided at 
306. III. WILLIAM H., b. Aug. 8, 1850; m. Anna Case. 

IV. ELLA P., b. July 12, 1865; m. J. Warren Newman, of Deckertown, and they have 
two sons: 
I. Samuel Ryerson Newman. 
n. Floyd Warren Newman. 

151. NICHOLAS FARBER RYERSON,^ {Peter,^ Hassel,^ John G.,' Joris,^- 
Martin'), son of Peter and Elizabeth (Farber) Ryerson, b. Dec. 4, 1813, 
in Vernon, Sussex Co., N. J., d. Oct. 15, 1861. He was a farmer, and 
removed to Peru, Huron Co., Ohio, about 1843, where eight of his children 
were b. He m.. Mar. 13, 1836, Sarepta Simonson, b. May 25, 1817; d. 
Oct. 27, 1897. Children: 

I. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. i, 1836, in Vernon, N. J.; m. Christopher Galley. Resi- 
dence, Greenfield, Ohio. No issue. 
307. II. CHRISTOPHER S., b. Feb. 23, 1839; m. Mary Bacon. 

III. MARY, b. Mar. 10, 1841, in Vernon, N. J.; m. John Latimer. Both dead. 



I. John Latimer, d. unm. 
II. Mary Latimer. 

m. Lillian Latimer, m. William Turner; lives at Norwalk, Ohio. Issue: 
i. Lois Turner. 

ii. Frank Turner,{^ daughter). 
in. Burt Turner. 
iv. Hugh Turner. 

308. IV. JOHN R., b. Dec. 13, 1843; m. twice. 

V. HANNAH, b. Feb. 18, 1846, in Peru, Ohio; m. John Holloway. Resided Port- 
land, Mich. Issue: 
I. Ross Holloway, m. Sarah Anderson. Residence, Caro, Mich. Editor 
"Courier." Issue: 
i. Doris Holloway. 
n. Herbert Holloway, m. Grace Newman. 
VI. EMALINE, b. Sept. 6, 1848, in Ohio; m. Frank Brown. Issue: 
I. Lulu Brown, m. Charles Bowers, 
n. Elizabeth Brown. 

III. Nelson Brown. 

IV. Frank Brown. 

VII. NICHOLAS, b. Oct. iS, 1850, in Peru, Ohio; m. Sarah, adopted dau. of Harlan 

Simmons. No issue. 
VIII. WALTER, b. Nov. 13, 1852; m. Lulu Pancoast. Issue: 
I. Pearl Ryerson. Residence, Norwalk, Ohio. 

309. IX. WILLIAM, b. Mar. 28, 1855; m. Sadie Coxley. 

X. SAREPTA, b. Aug. 15, 1S57; d. y. 
XL MARGARET, b. July 8, i860; m. Frank Hixon. Issue: 

I. Vera Hixon. Resides at Three Rivers, Mich., where Mr. Hixon is a hard- 
ware merchant. 

152. PAUL FARBER RYERSON,^ {Peter,'' Hassel,* John G.,' Joris;- Martin'), 
son of Peter and Elizabeth (Farber) Ryerson, b. Dec. i, 1818; m. in 1840, 
Sarah, dau. of Ebenezer and Clarissa Drew. She was b. Dec. 21, 1822, and 
d. July 9, 1872. He was a farmer, and resided in Vernon, Sussex Co., N. J. 
They had thirteen children : 

310. I. IRA, b. July, 1842; m. Sarah Van Houten. 
II. AMELIA, b. April 26, 1844; d. y. 

311. III. EBENEZER (Eben), b. Mar. 6, 1845; m. Margaret Van Ness. 

IV. SARAH ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 8, 1847; d. Nov. 28, 1870; m. George Kent. 
I. Sarah S. Kent. Residence, Sussex Co., N. J. 
After the death of Sarah Elizabeth Ryerson, Mr. Kent ni. Almira Dirling. 
V. PETER, b. Aug. 3, i84q. 
VI. THOMAS, b. Sept. 19. 1851. 
VII. CLARISSA, b. Sept. s, 1853- 

VIII. GERTRUDE, b. Nov. 30, 1854; m. Oscar Edsal, and has one son and a daughter. 
Residence, Deckertown, N. J. 


IX. SEELEY, b. Mar. 22, 1857; m. Elizabeth Daisley, or Deazley, daughter of David 
A. and Martha J. (Ross) Deazley, who was a dau. of Jacob Ross and Eliza- 
beth (Ryerson) Ross, dau. of James Ryerson. 
X. JANE, b. June 14, 1858; d. y. 

312. XI. WILLIAM LINCOLN, b. Aug. 4, i860. 

313. XII. MARTIN, b. Nov. 7, 1862. 

XIII. IDA, b. Nov. 3, 1S64; d. Aug. 2S, 18S3. 

153. GEORGE M. RYERSON, ^ {Peter, ^ Hassel* John G.,^ Joris,^ Martin'), 
son of Peter and Elizabeth (Farber) Ryerson, was b. in Sussex, N. J., 
Mar. 10, 1820. On Jan. 14, 1847, he m. his first wife, Sarah C. Edsall, a 
native of Sussex Co. Three years later he, with his wife and two children, 
removed to Ohio. His first wife d. July 4, 1877, aged 53 years. By her 
he had ten children. Mr. Ryerson m. for his second wife, Hannah Harrison, 
b. in Huntingdonshire, Eng., Feb. 11, 1837. She removed to Norwalk, O., 
in 1867. By her he had two children. First family: y 

I. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 14, 1847; d. y. 

II. SARAH, b. Oct. 29, 1840; m. Charles J. Burg, a provision dealer of Passaic, N. J. 
They reside at Clifton, N. J. Issue: 
I. Mary Isabel Burg, d. at 16 years of age. 
II. Bertha Agnes Burg. 
m. Aloysios Burg, d. y. 
IV. Sarah Burg, d. at iS years of age. 
V. Aaron Burg, d. y. 

III. PRICE v., b. Nov. 6, 1851; m. Mary Hinkley. He is a farmer of Greenfield, 

I. RoxANNA Ryerson. 

IV. EDSALL F., b. Aug. 12, 1853, in Huron Co.; m. Hattie Hinkley. He is a farmer. 
No issue. 

V. ESTHER P., b. Jan. 11, 1856; m. A. G. Roe, of Peru, Ohio. Issue: 
I. Anna Roe. 

n. Ason Roe, d. in infancy. 
m. Clarence Roe. 
IV. Ryerson Roe. 

314. VI. GEORGE EDSALL, b. Mar. 6, 185S; m. Nettie Snyder. 

VII. DORA ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 14, i860; m. Fred MitcheU, of Bronson, Ohio., 
U. S. Pension agent at Columbus, Ohio, where they reside. Issue: 
I. Grace Mitchell. 
II. Edith Mitchell. 
m. Marion Mitchell. 
IV. Alton ISIitchell. 
V. Roger Mitchell. 
VI. Jane Mitchell. 

315. VIII. DELNO P., b. Mar. 10, 1S63; m. Loisa Beers. 

IX. CATHERINE (Kate), b. Aug. 25, 1864; m. Freeman Mitchell, second cousin of 
Fred Mitchell, of Greenfield, Ohio. Issue: 


I. Donald Mitchell. 
II. Philip Mitchell. 

III. Cornells Mitchell. 

X. GRACE, b. Feb. 19, 1867; m. Nov. 15, 1893, H. T. Graham, of Greenfield, Ohio. 
I. Eds all Graham. 

Second family. Children of Hannah (Harrison) Ryerson: 

XI. MABEL, b. May 4, 1879. 
XII. SUSAN, Aug. 28, 1880. 

Mrs. Hannah Ryerson resides in Norwalk, 0. with one of her daughters. 

154. JOHN FARBER RYERSON,^ {Petcr,^ Hassel,* John G.,^ Joris.- Martin'), 
son of Peter and Elizabeth (Farber) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 5, 1823, and d. 
Jan. 8, 1898, at the residence of his youngest daughter, Mrs. John Wilcox, 
of Jersey City. He m. Catherine Jane Drew, b. 1832, d. 1882, dau. of 
William and Sarah (Rutan) Drew, and cousin of Eben Drew. Mr. Ryerson 
owned a number of farms in and about New Milford, N. J. John and 
Catherine Jane (Drew) Ryerson had issue: 

316. I. WILLIAM DREW, b. Sept. 22, 1S49; m. Jane Bailey Toland. 

317. II. GILBERT DREW, b. Mar. 14, 1854; m. Louisa Houston. 

III. FRANCES JANE (Fannie), b. Jan. 30, 1856; m. Oct. 25, 1876, John Whitefield 
Carpenter, son of Solomon and Mary (Sayer) Carpenter, b. April i, 1852. 
Residence, Glenwood, N. J. Had a son, John W. Carpenter, Jr., who m. Maud 
Harrison, sister of (Dena) Mrs. James Ryerson. 

IV. CATHERINE ELLA, b. July 14, 1866; m. John Wilcox. Residence, Pine Island, 
N. Y. Had issue: 

I. William J. Wilcox. 
II. George Hyatt Wilcox. 
in. Frances N. Wilcox. 

IV. Angle K. Wilcox. 
Resided at Goshen, N. Y. 

V. HANNAH AMELIA, b. Sept. 25, 1858; m., first, James Barker. Children: 

I. James Ryerson Barker, Jr. He is an electrician of note residing at 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
II. Mary Barker. 
III. Edith K. Barker. 

Mrs. Barker m., second, Theodore F. Durling, and resided at Pompton 
Lake, N. J., until her death. 
VI. MARY LOUISE, b. Oct. 9, 1862; m., first, Judson Riggs, in 1882; second, 

W. K. Angle. Resided, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
VIL ANN AUGUSTA, b. Sept. 14, 1864; m. Sept. 2, 1885, George W. Hyatt. Resides 

at Warwick, N. Y. No issue. 
VIII. JOHN, b. Mar. 14, 1868; d. y. 
X. SYLVESTER, d. y. 


155. MARTIN M. RYERSON,'' {Peter,'' Hassel,^ John G.,^ Joris,^ Martin^), 
youngest son of Peter and Elizabeth (Farber) Ryerson, was b. May s, 1833, 
in Sussex Co., N. J. He m., first, Dec. 31, 1853, Harriet Isabelle Van Tine, 
of Ohio, who d. April i, 1900; second, Mrs. Mary Jane Wright. He served 
two years in the Civil War. He located in Isabella Co., in Michigan, where 
he was engaged in the lumbering business. Issue: 

I. ANNA ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 9, 1855; d. Nov. 2, 1877; m. Sept. i, 1872, Han- 
ford Roberts. Issue: 

I. Charles H. Roberts, b. in Coldwater township, Isabella Co., Mich., July 
14, 1874; m. Sarah Loughton. Issue: 

i. Edward Roberts, b. Oct. 15, 1903. 
II. CHARLES M., b. Sept. 21, 1855; d. Mar. 10, 1859- 

III. MINA I., b. Jan. 10, 1858; d. Sept. 13, 1861. 

IV. FRANCES JANE, b. Oct. 1 1 , 1859 ; m. Mar. 5,1876, Sylvester C. Hammond. Issue : 

I. Orten Claude Hammond, b. Jan. 11, 1877; d. Feb. 26, 1896. 

II. Orville Sylvester Hammond, b. Aug. 4, 1878; m. July 20, 1900, Lelia 

III. Mary Belle Hammond, b. Mar. 19, 1S80; m. July 10, 1897, E. H. Gorden. 

IV. Eva Lena Hammond, b. May 5, 1881; m. Aug. 3, 1900, B. F. Gorden, and 
they have issue: 

i. Forest Clifford Gorden, h. April 27, 1901. 
ii. Bessie Rosamond Gorden, b. May 4, 1903. 
Hi. Sylvester Ronald Gorden, b. Jan. 22, 1904. 
V. Lillian Adelia Hammond, b. Sept. 8, 18S2. 
VI. Martin Hammond, b. April 18, 1884; d. Sept. 9, 1884. 
VII. Bessie Jane Hammond, b. June 4, 1885; m. Jan. 5, 1903, E. L. Teal. 
VIII. Earle Ryerson Hammond, b. Jan. 26, 1887. 
IX. Maude Mae Hammond, b. July 25, 18S8. 
V. ELSIE MAY, b. July 4, 1861; m. Nov. 30, 1879, Andrew Hill, b. in New York 
State, Nov. 25, 1855. Issue: 
I. Ethelyn Mae Hill, b. Jan. 21, 1882, in Michigan; m. Jan. 23, 1903, R. F. 

II. Bertha Helen Hill, b. Jan. 9, 1884. 

III. Orpha Adelia Hill, b. Feb. 11, 1886. 

IV. Myrtle Isabelle Hill, b. Jan. 30, 1888; d. April 8, 1888. 
v. Andrew LeRoy Hill, b. Jan. 30, 1889; d. April 8, 1902. 

VI. Samuel Raymond Hill, b. May 6, 1890. 
VII. Maud Margaret Hill, b. Feb. 20, 1892. 
VIII. Martin Glen Hill, b. Nov. 23, 1893. 
IX. Harvie McKinley Hill, b. Mar. 8, 1897. 
X. Hazel Emma Hill, b. Oct. 7, 1898. 
XI. Lenard Gorden Hill, b. Aug. 3, 1900. 
XII. Margaret Ellen Hill, b. Nov. i, 1902. 
VI. FLORENCE A., b. July 4, 1863; m. July 14, 1880, Charles E. Wilcox. Issue: 
I. Edwin R. Wilcox, b. Dec. 2, 1884. 

II. Nelson M. Wilcox, b. Oct. 10, 1894. Resides, Jackson, Mich. 


VII. MARY, b. June 17, 1866; d. Feb. 12, 1S67. 
VIII. WILLIAM A., b. Jan. 2, 1868; d. July 15, 1875- 
318. IX. MILO ELMER, b. May 13, 1870; m. Mary A. Cyr. 

X. CLARA HELEN, b. July 6, 1872; m. Sept. 30, 18S8, George Aylsworth, of 
Chippewa County, Michigan. Issue: 
I. Grace Adelia Aylsworth, b. Aug. 17, 18S9. 
II. George Haskel Aylsworth, b. July 7, 1891. 

III. Sarah Opal Aylsworth, b. April 25, 1893. 

IV. Martin Boen Aylsworth. b. Nov. 16, 1898. 
V. Robert Elmer Aylsworth, b. Mar. 8, 1902. 

156. GEORGE MARTIN RYERSON,« {David,^ Martin,' Martin,^ Joris,' 
Martin^), son of David and Mary (Linn) Ryerson, b. April 6, 1819, in the 
house which is now the Dennis Library at Newton, N. J. He d. at the 
residence of his dau., Mrs. Robert Ogden Fowler, of Metuchen, N. J., on 
Monday, Dec. 24, 1900, and was buried at Newton, N. J. He studied law 
and graduated at Princeton, but located at Newton and engaged in mercan- 
tile pursuits, which he followed during Ufe. He was m. on April 13, 1843, 
to Catherine Evelyn Haggerty. Their children were: 

I. DAVID, b. at Newton, May 8, 1844; d. Mar. 6, 1S47. 

II. JANE HAGGERTY, b. April 3, 1846. A graduate nurse of Mt. Sinai Hospital, 
N. Y. Residence, New York City. 

III. MARY, b. June 2, 1848; d. Oct. i, 1850. 

IV. THOMAS COXE, b. Jan. 13, 1850; m. ZiUa P. Coarsen. She d. in 1903. No 
issue. They had an adopted dau. Margaret. Residence, Orange, N. J. 

V. CATHERINE McMURTRY, d. 1882; unm. 

VI. GEORGE MARTIN, b. June 16, 1854; m. Nov. 15, 1883, Mary A., dau. of 
John Brooks, of Athens, N. Y. Mr. Ryerson is the head of a large business 
house in Toronto, Canada, and has been quite successful in building up the 
business throughout the Dominion. Issue: 
I. Lucy Gray Ryerson, b. Dec. 21, 18S4. Residence, Toronto, Canada. 
VII. MARGARET MORFORD. A graduate nurse of New York Hospital. Resi- 
dence, New York City. 
VIII. EMMA ELIZABETH, b. June 17, 1859; d. Mar. i, 1901; m. July 5, 1883, 
Robert Ogden Fowler, b. Feb. 9, 1S58, son of Henry Ogden Fowler, and grandson 
of Dr. Samuel and Rebecca Wood Piatt (Ogden) Fowler. Dr. Fowler was one of 
the most distinguished men in Northern Jersey. He was twice elected to Congress 
(24th and 25th) and he was a personal friend and warm supporter of Gen. Jackson. 
(See Descendants of Robert Ogden 2d., 34.) Children: 
I. Rose Ogden Fowler, b. Oct. 31, 1885. 

II. Catherine Ryerson Fowler, b. Sept. 24, 1S87. Residence, Metuchen, N.J. 

XL LUCY GRAY, m. Fred K. Morris of Springfield, Mass., and they had children: 
I. Edward Henry Morris. 
II. Fred Ryerson Morris. Residence, New York City. 


157. JUDGE MARTIN RYERSON, LL.D.,^ {Thomas C," Martin,^ Martin,^ 
J oris, ^ Martin^), the eldest son of the Hon. Thomas Coxe and Hannah 
Amelia Jams (Ogden) Ryerson, was b. at Hamburg, N. J., Sept. 15, 1815, 
and d. July 17, 1875. He was licensed as an attorney in 1836, and as a 
counselor, in 1839. He at once opened an office at Newark. He, however, 
removed to Newton, in his native county, and there practiced law with 
very great success. In 1844 he was a member of the Cofistitutional Con- 
vention and in 1849 he was elected to the Lower House. In 1855, he was 
made an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. In 1873 his reputation 
as a jurist had become national and he was made one of the judges of the 
Alabama Commission. 

Judge Ryerson married, first, Ann Boggs Halstead, b. Nov. 8, 1818, 
daughter of Hon. Job Stockton Halstead. She d. April 22, 1855. He mar- 
ried, second, Aug. 12, 1856, Mary Mclntyre Halstead, liis first wife's sister, 
b. Nov. I, 1815. (They were sisters of William Mills Halstead, founder 
of the Union Theological Seminary, an Elder in University Place Church; 
Director American Bible, and American Tract Societies; also Governor of 
New York City Hospital and of Bloomingdale Hospital for the Insane.) 
The children of Judge Martin and Ann Boggs (Halstead) Ryerson were: 

I. MAGDALEN, b. Dec. 16, 1843. 
II. ANN MARY, b. Mar. 2, 1845; d. Sept., 1845. 

III. STOCKTON HALSTEAD, b. April 12, 1846; d. April 17, 1853. 

IV. AMELIA OGDEN, b. Nov. 10, 1847; m. Oct. 20, 1874, the Rev. Lenox B. 
Turnbull, who was b. Feb. 19, 1850. Rev. L. B. Turnbull was a Presbyterian 
clergyman. The children of Rev. Lenox B. and Amelia Ogden (Ryerson) Turn- 
bull were: 

I. Anna Halstead Turnbull. 
II. Elizabeth Harsen Turnbull. 

III. Lenox B. Turnbull. 

IV. Stockton Graeme Turnbull. 
v. Martin Ryerson Turnbull. 

V. MAGDALENE HALSTEAD, b. 1849; residence, Newton, N. J. 
Ml. WILLIAM MARTIN, b. Aug. 21, 1850; d. Dec. 27, 1886; unm. 

158. DR. THOMAS RYERSON, « {Thomas C," Martin,' Martin? Joris:- 
Martin^), son of the Hon. Thomas Coxe and Hannah Ameha Jarvis (Ogden) 
Ryerson, was b. Feb. 18, 1821. Resided at Newton and d. there May 27, 
1897. He was a physician of great reputation throughout the state. He 
graduated from Lafayette College in 1840 and from the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons in New York in 1844. He practiced continually for 35 years, 
and held highest rank among the members of his profession. He was 
President of the State Medical Societv and member of the American Acad- 


emy of Medicine. He m. Nov. 14, 1850, Margaret, eldest dau. of Jacob 
and Jane Maria (De Riemer) Brouwer. Issue: 

I. HENRY OGDEN, a druggist at Newton, N. J.; b. May 18, 1855; m. Julia B. 
Sharp, dau. of John N. and Nancy (McCracken) Sharp. Issue: 
I. Helen Brouwer Ryerson, b. Dec. 21, 18S4; d. Sept. 7, 1897. 
II. Edith Ryerson, b. Aug. 15, 1887. 

159. ARTHUR RYERSON,« {Joseph T.,^. Thomas,^ Martin,^ Joris,^ Martin^), 
eldest son of Joseph T. and Ellen G. (Lamed) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 12, 1851 ; 
d. April 15, 1912. 

He graduated from Yale College in 1871, and from the Columbia Law- 
School in New York, 1873, and practiced law for a number of years in Chicago. 
Mr. Ryerson was a gentleman of independent means, and the owner of an 
estate on Lake Otsego, near Cooperstown, New York, a man of strong 
rehgious feehng, of wide reading, and broad cultivation. He had been 
a vestryman of St. James Church, Chicago, and President of St. Luke's 
Hospital of that city, and a member of the General Board of Foreign Missions 
of the Episcopal Church. 

Mr. Arthur Ryerson lost his hfe in the great Titanic disaster of April 15, 
1912, when that vessel foundered on her maiden trip to America. With 
his wife, two daughters and the youngest son, he was hastening home from 
Europe to attend the funeral of his oldest son, Arthur Earned, a student 
at Yale, who had been killed the previous week in an automobile accident 
near Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Ryerson was able to provide for the safety of 
his entire family, together with the governess and the maid accompanying 
them, bidding them farewell with calmness and comforting assurances. 
Mr. Ryerson married Emily M. Borie, the daughter of John Joseph Borie of 
Ptiiladelphia, b. Mar. 21, 1831; d. 1883, and Susan Parker Halsey, his wife, 
b. May 15, 1835. The children of Arthur and Einily (Borie) Ryerson 

I. SUSAN PARKER, b. Aug. 3, 1890. 
II. ARTHUR EARNED, b. Nov. 15, 1891. KiUed in an automobile accident near 
Philadelphia, Pa., April 8, 191 2. 

III. EMILY BORIE, b. Oct. 8, 1893; m. Oct. 23, 1915, George Hyde Clarke, of 
Cooperstown, N. Y. 

IV. ELLEN ASFORDBY, b. Feb. 16, 1895. 
V. JOHN BORIE, b. Dec. 16, 1898. 

160. EDWARD EARNED RYERSON,^ (Joseph T.,^ Thomas,^ Martin,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), youngest son of Joseph Turner and Ellen Griffin (Earned) Ryer- 
son, was b. Nov. 24, 1854. In 1883 he succeeded his father as head of the 
firm of Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, and remained in active business until 


Jan., 1912, when he retired from the Presidency and became Chairman of the 
Board of Directors. He resides in Chicago, and is actively interested in 
various fonns of civic and philanthropic work ; is President of the Newberry 
Library; Vice-President of St. Luke's Hospital; Trustee of the Chicago 
Historical Society, the Chicago Commons, the Chicago School of Civics 
and Philanthrophy, and President of the Chicago Club. 

Mr. Ryerson graduated from Yale University in 1876 aftd m. in 1879, 
Mary Pringle Mitchell, daughter of the well known author Donald Grant 
Mitchell and Mary Frances, daughter of William Bull Pringle, of Charleston, 
South Carolina. Mrs. Ryerson's grandfather was Rev. Alfred Mitchell, 
of Norwich, Connecticut, son of Stephen M. Mitchell, Chief Justice of 
Connecticut, and U. S. Senator. The children of Edward L. and Mary P. 
(Mitchell) Ryerson are: 

I. JOSEPH TURNER, b. Nov. 21, 1880. He graduated from Yale University in 
igoi and entered the employ of the firm of Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, 1902, on 
the 60th anniversary of its founding, and later became Vice-President of that 
Company. He married, Dec. 29, 1909, Annie Lawrie McBirney, of Chicago, b. 
Aug. 21, 1888, dau. of Hugh Johnston and Mary (Campbell) McBirney, both 
of Chicago. Issue: 

I. Joseph Turner Ryerson, b. Mar. 27, 1913. 
II. MARY MITCHELL, b. Jan. 7, 1883; m. Donald McKay Frost, July 14, 1910, 
son of Edwin P. and Mary Coachman (McKay) Frost, both of Charleston, S. C. 

I. Mary Ryerson Frost, b. May 14, 191 1. 

II. Donald McKay Frost, b. April 27, 1913. 
III. Mary Jane McKay Frost, b. May 8, 191 5. 

III. DONALD MITCHELL, b. Dec. 2, 1884; educated in Eastern preparatory 
schools; graduated from Yale University; studied law at Yale and in Chicago; 
entered olBce of Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, and is Vice-President of that Cor- 
poration. He married Isabelle, dau. of Charles Burrill McGenniss and Isabelle 
Corwith, Oct. 14, 191 1. Issue: 

I. Donald Mitchell Ryerson, b. April 3, 1913, d. Jan. 2, 1916. 

IV. EDWARD EARNED, Jr., b. Dec. 3, 1886; educated in Eastern preparatory 
schools, graduating from Scientific Department of Yale University; post-graduate 
course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; entered ofSce of Joseph T. 
Ryerson & Son, and is Vice-President. He m. Oct. 6, 1914, Nora, dau. of 
Morton and Julia (Pettibone) Butler. Issue: 

I. Nora Ryerson, b. Sept. 10, 1916. 

161. RICHARD ALLEN RYERSON,^ {James," William A.,* Martin,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), the eldest cliild of James and Hannah (Allen) Ryerson, 
was b. in 1805, and d. Jan. 15, 1894, at Dorchester, Neb. He inherited the 
flouring-mill and saw-mill site on his grandfather's estate. He remodeled 
the former into a woolen mill and manufactured blankets, woolen cloths, 


etc. About 1853 fire destroyed his plant. This great loss nearly ruined 
him iinancially, but he was urged by his family and friends to go west and 
start anew, which he did. Removing to Iowa, in 1855, he engaged in 
farming, in Milton Township, Muscatine Co. He became a prosperous 
farmer and influential citizen. He m., first, Sarah Coss, in 1831. She d. 
July 2, 1844, and the following children survived: 

I. ELIZABETH HULL, b. 1834; d. Feb. 13, 1908; m. Maurice O. Neidig, of 
Muscatine, la., 1858. Issue: 
I. Frank Albert Neidig, b. 1859; m. Nov. 5, 1902, Ella Grace Rector, of 
Chicago. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard for 17 years, and 
proprietor of a book, stationery, and wall paper store, of Muscatine, la. 
i. Wilma Neidig, h. Feb. 8, 1904. 
ii. Maurice Rector Neidig, b. Dec. 3, 1906. 
II. Dessie Neidig, b. 1861; d. 1895. 

m. Alice Neidig, b. 1863; d. May 3, 1907, at Oklahoma City, Okla.; m. John 
P. Eckers, a druggist, and they had issue: 
i. Karl Nci-dig Eckers, h. April 15, 1890. 
a. Alice Neidig Eckers, b. Dec. 16, 1900. 
IV. Ralph Neidig, b. 1874; d. Oct. 28, 1898. Died from effects of exposure in 
the Spanish-American War. 
II. WILLIAM, b. 1836; Residence, Quicksilver, Cal. 

III. DAVID, b. 1838; d. Mar. 26, 1887, in Iowa; m. Catherine Powell. Was a 
soldier in Co. B., 35th la. Vols. His widow subsequently m. his cousin, Thomas 

IV. PETER ALPHEOUS, b. 1840; d. Oct. 25, 1910, at Muscatine, la. 

Richard A. Ryerson m., second, in 1844, Nancy Cole, of Branchville, 
Sussex Co., N. J., and they had five children: 

319. V. NATHAN COLE, b. 1846; m. Eunice A. Bullock. 
VI. JOHN, b. 1848; d. 1851. 

320. VII. RICHARD RAM.\H, b. 1850; m. twice. 

VIII. MARY EVA, b. Aug. 17, 1856, in Muscatine, la.; m. m 1883, Dr. J. L. Butin. 
She studied medicine and graduated at the Women's Medical College of the 
University of Chicago in 1881, and subsequently entered the Women's Hospital. 
Afterwards she commenced practice at Dorchester, Neb., where her brother lived. 
In 1882 she became a member of the Nebraska Medical Society, the first woman 
thus honored, and in 1887 was elected first Vice-President of the Society. In 1S91 
she removed with her husband to California and settled at Madera. In Aug., 
1902, she was appointed Health Officer for Madera Co., Cal., and July, 1903, 
was unanimously re-elected to the same office by the Board of Supervisors. 
She enjoys the distinguished honor of being the first, if not the only woman in 
the state to hold such an office. They have no issue. 
IX. MAURICE WALTER, b. May 8, 1859; m. Feb. 19, 1884, Nellie McKibbin, of 
Muscatine, la., b. Nov. 14, 1859. Mr. Ryerson entered the employ of the 
Richardson Drug Co., of Omaha, Neb. During his stay with this company 


he became the editor of the "Omaha Druggist." Severing his connection with 
the Richardson Drug Co., Mr. Ryerson founded the present firm of Porter, 
Ryerson, Hoobler Co. Mr. Ryerson resides at Omaha, Neb., and has issue: 
I. Vera Ryerson, b. July 25, 1886, at Broken Bow, Neb. 

162. JUDGE WILLIAM RYERSON,« {James,'' William A.," Martin,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of James and Hannah (Allen) Ryerson, was b. in 1810; d. 
Jan. 5, 1890. He held prominent offices in the Borough*. He was Justice 
of Peace for 25 years and an Associate Judge of the County Court. He m. 
Mrs. Mary Hamill, tiee McDonald, widow of James Hamill, a merchant of 
Newark. Mrs. Ryerson, again a widow, resided at Marengo, la. ; d. July. 
1906. They had one child, Joseph Ryerson, who d. May 4, 1871. Mrs. 
Ryerson had a son, George Hamill, by her pre\-ious husband, who m. 
Sarah Frances Raynor, a niece of his step-father, William Ryerson. 

163. JUDGE GEORGE A. RYERSON,^ {Abraham, Jr.,' Abraham,' George, Jr.,^ 
J oris,- Martin^), eldest son of Judge Abraham, Jr., and Sarah (Bush) 
Ryerson, was b. Oct. i, 1803; d. Mar. 11, 1879. He was a man of sound 
judgment, of good business abihty and of strictest integrity. During his 
career as judge in Passaic County he never had a decision reversed. He 
m. Oct. 18, 1828, Christina Debow, dau. of Barney and Wynie (Decker) 
Debow of Pompton Plains, b. Nov. 13, 1809. They resided on a farm at 
Pacquanac. Barney Debow was a grandson of Garret Debow, of Pompton 
Plains, b. 1803, who m. Maria, dau. of Paulus and Catherine (Ryerson) 
Vanderbeek. Judge Ryerson left a record of his ancestry, on the maternal 
side, which is now in possession of his son Lorenzo Ryerson. To preserve 
this record and for the use of other genealogists consulting this work, it is 
deemed proper to insert it here. Judge Ryerson states: "My great-great- 
great- grandfather, (maternal line) was Hans Kierstead first; he m. Sarah 
Jantz, dau. of Anneke Jantz. They had six children among whom was 
Hans Kierstead 2d. My great-great-grandfather was Hans Kierstead 2d, 
above named, who m. Sukey Brown, of Bellville. They had issue, among 
other children, Hans Kierstead, Jr. Hans Kierstead, Jr., m. Annette 
Lapperman. They moved from Belh-ille to Fairfield, near Pine Brook. 
They had several children (it is said 13) among whom was Dinah Kierstead. 
My great-grandfather was Henry Bush, of Fairfield, who m. Dinah Kier- 
stead, above named, and they had several children; viz: Richard, Cornelia, 
John, Aaron, Henry Hermanus, and Sarah Bush. My grandfather was 
Richard Bush, above named, who m. x'\nn Stagg, of Weazel, and they had 
issue: Henry, Aaron, Cornelius, Hassel, Aim, Dinah, Sarah, Betsey, Eleanor 
and Sophia Bush. My father was Abraham Ryerson, who m. Sarah Bush, 




above named, and they had five children." (See children of Abraham 
Ryerson, Jr.) 

The children of Judge George A. and Christina (Debow) Ryerson were: 

I. SARAH LA VINA, b. Aug. 19, 1830; m. April 9, , Martin Van Ness, a 

librarian in the Congressional Library at Washington, D. C. He resided previ- 
ous to removing to Washington, at the "Mill" in Bloomingdale, N. J. (Martin 
Van Ness, was b. about 1830, son of Samuel and Margaret Berry Van Ness. 
Samuel, b. 1S07, was a member of New Jersey Assembly and Sheriff of Morris 
Co. His father, Simon H. Van Ness, b. 1780, was son of Henry Van Ness, b. 
1754, son of Simon A., b. 1729, son of Hendrick, b. 1702, son of Simon, b. 1670.) 
He d. and his wife survived him. Resided in Washington, D. C. Their children 
I. Irene Loxhse Van Ness, m. John Ingram. 
II. Margaret Van Ness. 

321. II. THEODORE, b. Nov. 27, 1831; m. Sarah O'Niel. 

322. III. LORENZO, b. Dec. 31, 1833; m. Mary S. Mandeville. \ ^x. 
IV. ANN LOUISE, b. 1839; d. May 29, 1855; unm. ,1. y^- (rM'^-J 

323. V. ABRAHAM, b. Jan. 3, 1842; m. twice. 

VI. LAURA P.^ULINA, b. Sept. 11, 1849; m. May 31, 1876, Henry Ryerson, son 
of Abraham and Hannah (Ackerman) Ryerson. He d. and a dau. survived him: 
I. Mabel Ryerson, b. Aug. 18, 1S78; d. 1902; m. at Stamford, Conn. 

164. JOHN A. RYERSON,« {Abraham, Jr.,'' Abraham,' George, Jr.,^ Joris,- 
Martm^), son of Judge Abraham, Jr., and Sarah (Bush) Ryerson, was b. at 
Pacquanac, Mar. 25, 1808, and d. Sept. 18, 1861, in Jersey City, then called 
Bergin Hill. He m. Matilda, dau. of David Linderman of Sullivan Co., 
N. Y., and they resided in Jersey City. She was b. in 1824, and d. 1898. 
Mr. Ryerson was editor of the Jersey City " Telegraph, " which was absorbed 
by the "Standard" after his death. He was Superintendent of Public 
Schools, 1875-6. Children: 

I. MARY MALVINIA, b. Mar. i, 1842; d. Oct. 17, 1857. 

II. ABRAHAM L., b. Feb. 29, 1844; d. June 27, 1846. 


IV. CHRISTINA, b. 1849; d. 1874. 

324. V. ABRAHAM DAVID, b. July 30, 1851; d. June 27, 1881; m. Christina Lord. 
VI. JOHN STEWART, b. Dec. 18, 1S53; m. Alice Boyce, b. May 14, 1S60. They 

reside at Memphis, Tenn., where Mr. Ryerson is in business. They have two 

I. Edgar George Ryerson, b. May, 1883. 

II. Beatrice Ryerson, b. Jan. 14, 1886. 

165. SHERIFF ALFRED RYERSON,^ {Abraham, Jr.,' Abraham,' George, Jr.,^ 
J oris, ^ Martin^), son of Judge Abraham, Jr., and Sarah (Bush) Ryerson, 
was b. Aug. 14, 1816; d. 1894. He was a man of sterling qualities, a respect- 

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ed and honored citizen, who held various public offices in Passaic County, 
N. J. He m. May 19, 1842, Maria, or Mary, dau. of Garret G. and Lea 
De Mott, of Pompton Plains, b. Sept. 27, 1847. They resided at the old 
homestead in Pacquanac. Children: 

I. EMILY, b. Feb. 13, 1843; m. May 23, 1S69, George Manel and resided in Paterson. 
II. HENRIETTA, b. Sept. 14, 1846; m. June 27, 1866, Richard P. Alyea. 
III. ROSINA, b. Sept. 20, 184S; m. Richard J. Banta, b. July'g, 1846, son of John 
Banta and Rachel Ann (dau. of Stephen) Van Ryper, the first wife of John Banta. 

166. USUAL CRANE RYERSON,« (Nicholas,' Abraham,' George, Jr.? Joris? 
Martin^), eldest child of Nicholas and Sarah (Crane) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 19, 
1819, and d. July 4, 1895. He m. Aug. 12, 1838, Evelyn, dau. of David 
and Lydia (Durand) Tichenor, who d. Nov. 4, 1892. They resided at 
Irvington, N. J. Their children were: 

I. CATHARINE LUCRETIA, b. June i, 1S39; m. Andrew Tracy, who d. Dec. 12, 
1893. Children: 
I. William A. Tracy. 
11. Andrew Tracy, Jr. 

III. Emma Tracy, m. Phillip T Miller. Residence, Irvington, N. J. 
II. MARY JEMIMA, b. Dec. 16, 1842; m. Benjamin, son of Norman and Catharine 
(Everitt) Van Nostrand. Mr. Van Nostrand d. Aug. 10, 1S85. Widow resided 
at Irvington, N. J. 

III. FREDERICK LEON, b. June 18, 1850; m. Lena Parcell. Residence, Vales- 
burg, N. Y. Issue: 

I. Irma Durand Ryerson, m. Louis Teed. 
II. Alice Elena Ryerson, m. Edward Osman. 

IV. FRANKLIN STERLING, b. Feb. 27, 1854; d. Feb. 4, 1855. 

167. CHARLES R. RYERSON,« (Nicholas,' Abraham,* George, Jr.,^ Joris,'- 
Martin^) , son of Nicholas and Sarah (Crane) Ryerson, was b. in Pacquanac, 
Passaic Co., N. J., June 12, 1819, and d. at Twin Grove, 111., Feb. 27, 1887. 
He m., July 3, 1855, in South Orange, Essex Co., N. J., Sarah Davenport, 
dau. of Timothy and Eliza (Pettinge) Davenport, b. at Oak Ridge, N. J., 
July 25, 1835. In the spring of 1865 he went West, residing first in Michi- 
gan, then in Bunker Hill, 111., and subsequently in Iowa. His widow 
resided in Marion, la. Their children were: 

I. LILLIAN E., b. in Irvington, N. J., Mar. 30, 1856; m. Dec. 23, 18S2, Lewis 
Reese. They resided at Twin Grove, 111. Children: 
I. Edward Reese, b. Aug. 10, 1885. 
II. Lesley Reese, b. Feb. 26, 1887. 
III. Glen Reese, b. Dec. 6, 1S89. 
II. VINCENT, b. in Irvington, N. J., Aug. 29, 1857; d. at Independence, la., Dec. 
16, 1902. 


III. ALFRED, b. in Irvington, N. J., Nov. 7, 1859; d. Nov. 5, 1864. 

IV. WESLEY, b. in Beavertown, N. J., Aug. 10, 1S62; d. in Chicago, III. Mar. 5, 

V. ROSINA, b. in Hastings, Mich., July 18, 1864; m. in 1SS3, James Pike, and 
resided at Spearfish, South Dakota. Their children were: 
I. Nellie M. Pike, b. 1886. 

II. Arthur Pike, b. in Marion, la., July 31, 1889. 
VI. OSCAR, b. in Hastings, Mich., Sept. 4, 1866. Residence, in Montana. 
VII. DAVID, b. in Hastings, Mich., Aug. 3, 1868. Residence, in Iowa. 
VIII. CAROLINE, b. July 21, 1S70; m. August Furstman, and they have a daughter: 
I. H.-^zel J. FuRSTii.AN, b. July ID, 1895. 
IX. CASSIUS, b. July 21, 1S70. Twin with Caroline. Residence, in Illinois. 
X. ELSIE, b. July 30, 1S72. 

168. PETER H. RYERSON,« {Nicholas,^ Abraham,'' George, Jr.,' Joris,- 
MartM), son of Nicholas and Sarah (Crane) Ryerson, was b. in April, 1826, 
and d. Dec. 25, 1882. He m. Nov. 21, 1850, at Monmouth, N. J., Mary C, 
dau. of David and Elizabeth (Decker) Cutler. The widow resided in 
Newark, and d. Dec. 29, 1903. Their children were: 

II. H.\TTIE, d. y. 


IV. LAURA F., m. William AUen. She d. without issue. 

V. URL^H C, b. Aug. 24, 1863. Residence, Newark, N. J. 

VI. ELMER H., b. 1867; m. Lavinia Jackson. Residence, Newark. They have a 
I. Lucille Ryerson, b. 1S94. 

169. CHARLES RYERSON," {Col. William,'' Luke,' Lucas,' Joris,^ Martin'), 
son of Col. William and Sally (Parsons) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 20, 1802; 
d. Aug. 27, 1841 ; m. Sept. i, 1828, his cousin, Lydia Ryerson, b. June 7, 1807, 
dau. of Luke and Keziah (Cushman) Ryerson. Their children were: 

L CHARLOTTE ISABEL, b. Mar. 18, 1829; m., first, Abel Bosworth; second, 
James H. Billings. Issue by first husband: 
I. Charles Merrel Bosworth, m., first, Fannie Perkins; second, Ida Home. 
No issue by first wife. By the second the children were: 
f. Mabel Bos'ivorth, d. y. 
ii. Maud Bosworth. 
Hi. Edwin Bosworth. 
iv. Norman Bosworth. 
II. Edwin E. Bosworth, d. y. 
By the second m. the children were: 

III. James Herbert Billings, b. about 1S59; m. Mary Ashton, of Dover, N. H. 
Residence, Chicago. Issue: 
i. May Billings, 
ii. Gertrude Billings. 


IV. Edith Isabel Billings, b. 1861; d. 1887; m. Charles Fairbanks, of Hudson, 

Mass. No issue. 
V. Frank Billings, b. Nov. 18, 1863; m. Mrs. Josephine Bradley. No issue. 

Live in Marlboro, Mass. 

325. II. VESTA, b. May 21, 1830; d. ; m. Charles Colburn Bills. 

III. CAROLINE COLUMBIA, b. Sept., 1838. Residence, Waltham, Mass. 

170. CUSHMAN RYERSON,« {Liike,^ Luke,' Lncas,^ Jorh,' Martin'), the 
eldest son of Luke and Keziah (Cushman) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 21, 1801, 
and d. May 25, 1862. He m., first, Lavina Dunn, and settled at the old 
homestead. She d. Dec. 16, 1835, and he m., second, Dec. 21, 1836, Eliza 
Dunn, cousin of his first wife. She survived him and d. in July, 1874. 
Children by the first wife: 

I. JULIA A., b. June 14, 1828; d. Sept. 7, 1847. 

326. II. CHARLES W., b. April 7, 1830; m. Susan R. Marston. 
III. FESSENDEN, b. Dec. 23, 1S31; d. Aug. 12, 1847. 

327. IV. ALVIN M., b. June 23, 1834; m. twice. 

Children by the second wife: 

V. ELIZA L., b. Oct. 7, 1837. 
VI. GEORGE C, b. May 26, 1839. Disappeared. 

171. SAMUEL RYERSON,« {Luke,' Luke,' Lucas,^ Joris,'- Martin'), son of 
Luke and Keziah (Cushman) Ryerson, was b. May 13, 1805, and d. in 
Osage, la., in 1879. Hem. Harriet Small, of Norway. She d. Oct. 6, 1884, 
in Osage, la. Previous to 1856 he moved to South Paris village and built 
the house known as the Ryerson Stand. He subsequently removed to 
Osage, la., where he settled. They had two children: 

328. I. HENRY AUGUSTUS, b. 1838; d. Sept. 25, 1869; m. Genevra Deering. 

II. ELLEN (or Nellie), m. Lyman W. Knowlton, of Osage, Iowa; b. June 10, 1846, 
son of Goodlow and Julia (Duboise) Knowlton. (See Knowlton Genealogy.) 

172. COL. ALEXANDER RYERSON, ^ (Luke,' Luke,' Lucas, ^ Joris,'- Martin'), 
son of Luke and Keziah (Cushman) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 11, 1811, and d. 
Aug. II, 1874. He m. Columbia, b. Dec. 12, 1818, d. Jan. 10, 1854, dau. 
of Abel Stetson. He m., second, Mrs. Elizabeth 0. Morse, dau. of Cahan 
Buckman. He was colonel in the Militia. Children: 

I. JEANNETTE, b. July 22, 1833; m. James Heath. 

II. ANGELIA, b. June 20, 1835; m. Lucius Buck, and settled at Lincoln, Me. 
III. ALGERNON S., b. May 3, 1837; m. Elizabeth Freeman, and settled at Hebron. 
Residence, Minot, Me. Issue: 
I. Charles Ryerson, unm. 
II. SoPHRONiA Ryerson, unm. 
III. A son. No information. 


IV. HANNIBAL H., b. April 2, 1839; d. July i, 1842. 

V. CHARLES H., b. Jan. 17, 1S41. He was a private in Co. K., loth Reg., Me. 
Vols. Enlisted Oct. 4, 1S61. Killed in the battle of Cedar Mountain, Va. 

329. VI. GUSTAVUS H., b. May 30, 1843; d. 1902; m. Rosetta Heath. 

VII. ELBRIDGE, b. Nov. 9, 1845; m. Adeline Pinkham and settled at Lincoln, 
VIII. HERBERT L., b. May 7, 1S48; m., first, Susan Durgin; second, NeUie Pulsifer, 
granddaughter of Jonathan and Nancy (Ryerson) Pulsifer. Residence, Sumner. 
I. Susan Ryerson. 
II. Emory Ryerson. 
IX. ALEXANDER EMORY, b. April 31, 1850; m. Sarah Pinkham. 

173. LIEUT. JOB RYERSON,« {Luke,'' Luke,' Lucas,'' J oris,'' Martin'), youngest 
son of Luke and Keziah (Cushman) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 13, 1815. On July 
27, 1841, he was appointed by Gov. Kent, Lieut, of the Paris Rifles, a com- 
pany of volunteers organized in March, 1821. He m. Elizabeth, b. Jan. i, 
1820, dau. of David and Lucinda (Greggs) Twitchell, and settled upon a 
portion of the old Ryerson homestead. Children: 

I. ALBERT FERNANDO, b. Sept. 4, 1842. He was a private in Co. F., 17th 
Reg., Me. Vols. Mustered in Aug. 18, 1862. Reported missing at battle of 
Spotsylvania, May 12, 1864. 

330. II. LEROY ALPHONSO, b. May 6, 1844; m. Laura Starbird. 

331. III. FRANKLIN CHESTER, b. July 6, 1846; m. Cecilia Ford. 

332. IV. THOMAS EDWARD, b. Nov. 23, 1848; m. Ruby W. Ford. 

V. ADA ISABELLA, b. July, 1850; m. Isaac Ford. 

VI. CORA ELLEN, b. July, 1854; m. James Whittemore. He was b. April 28, 1849, 

and was the son of Albion and Sophia (Cole) Whittemore. 
VII. ALBERT MILTON, b. Sept. 4, 1S63; m. Clara A. Lapham. Lives at Paris 
Hill, Me. No issue. 

174. NATHAN P. RYERSON,^ (George,' Luke,* Lucas,^ J oris, ^ Martin'), son 
of George and Ehzabeth (Jenks) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 26, 1803. Settled 
at Newry, Me. He also owned a large farm and accumulated a con- 
siderable fortune. He was very highly respected and honored by his 
townspeople. He m. Hannah L. Milliken, b. Mar. 26, 1813, dau. of 
Jacob, b. Jan. 4, 1785, and Sarah Milliken, b. Sept. 30, 1784. Their chil- 
dren were: 

333. I. HENRY JENKS, b. Sept. 17, 1S33; m. Hannah Sprowl. 

II. SARAH E., b. Mar. 13, 1836; m. Jefferson Giles, of Lowell, Mass. Issue: 
I. Florence Giles. 

II. Georgi.^na Allen Giles, m. a Mr. Allen. 
ni. Winnie Bell Giles, m. Dr. Edward Lowe, of Lowell, Mass. 
IV. Edith Giles. 


III. FRANCES F., b. Aug. 13, 1838; m. Charles Vickery, son of Samuel, b. May 17, 
1819, and Sarah (Lowe) Vickery, b. Mar. 22, 1822. Residence, Auburn, Me. 
I. Fred Vickery, b. Feb., 1878; m. in 1902, Nettie Frost. Residence, Lewis- 
ton, Me. 
334. IV. CHARLES E., b. May 12, 1840; d. June i, 1901; m. Mary Ellen Smith. 

V. JULIA A., b. May 21, 1S43; m. Henry Johnson. Residence, Auburn, Me. 
Issue: • 

I. Edward Johnson, b. May 28, 1881; m., 1903, Gertrude Decoster. Resi- 
dence, Auburn, Me. 
VI. MARY E., b. May 29, 1846; m. Joshua R. Howard. No issue. 
VII. GEORGE W., b. Mar. 13, 1848; d. at the age of 28; m. Sarah Swett. No sur- 
viving issue. After his death his widow m. Dr. Flint, and resided at McGallo- 
way, Me. He served in the Civil War in Maine \'ol. Reg., Heavy Artillery. 
VIII. EMMA, b. Dec, 1850; m. Henry Read, a farmer of Lewiston, Me. Issue: 
I. Hannah Read. 

175.ALPHONSO FINLEY RYERSON,^ {Joseph,^- Luke,'' Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Joseph and Nancy (Spooner) Ryerson, was b. June 3, 1825, 
and d. June 14, 1897, at Mexico, INIissouri. He resided after his first m. at 
Pecatonica, 111. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in an lUinois 
regiment. After the close of the war, Mr. Ryerson settled in Mexico, Mo. 
Here he m., on Nov. 26, 1867, his second wife, Annie Price Cornforth, b. 
in Yorkshire, England, Oct. 19, 1839. After her husband's death she re- 
sided with her son in Toledo, 0., but subsequently removed to Kansas 
City, Mo. Mr. Ryerson's first wife was Elizabeth 0. Pendall, and by her 
he had issue : 

I. A daughter, d. y. 
II. GEORGE, b. about 1S58. Residence, Denver and Cripple Creek, Col. 

III. .ALPHONSO, b. about i860; m. twice; first, Bertha, dau. of Amos Kellner, of 
Cherry VaUey, 111. He d. in 1884 in a R. R. accident, shortly after he had m. 
his second wife, who was a lady from Kirkland, 111. 

IV. EDWARD, b. Dec. S, 1862, in Pecatonica, 111. He was adopted when young 
by a family at Pecatonica, lU. He is a bachelor and resides in Rockford, 111. 

By the second wife the children were: 

V. WALTER SCOTT, b. in Martinsburg, Mo., Sept. 16, 1S69; d. Nov. 8, 1898; m. 

1896, Maud Phillips. 
VI. WILLIAM CORNFORTH, b. in Mexico, Mo., Oct. 6, 1871; m. in New Orleans, 
Dec. 24, 1895, Pauline Elizabeth Routh. He was city salesman for a wholesale 
dry goods house. He d. in New Orleans of yellow fever, Nov. 12, 1897. His 
widow and one son survive, and reside in New Orleans. Issue: 
I. Cornelius Ryerson, b. Oct., 1896. 
VII. EMMA, b. in Mexico, Mo., Sept. 25, 1873; d. Aug. 29, 1874. 
VIII. CHARLES SETTLE, b. in Mexico, Mo., Dec. 4, 1875. He is an electrician. 


IX. ANNIE MAY, b. in Mexico, Mo., May 15, 1878. 
X. CAROLINE LOUISA, b. in Mexico, Mo., Aug. 25, 18S0; m. S. N. Hocker, of 
Kansas City. 

176. WILLIAM RYERSON, « {Howell" Luke,' Lucas,'' J oris,'' Martin'), son of 
Howell and Susanna (Roberts) Ryerson, was b. May 4, 1821; d. May 19, 
1870, at New Haven, Conn. He m. June 4, 1848, at Providence, R. I., 
Rowena Whitmarsh, of Dighton, Mass., a descendant of Capt. Briggs of 
the Revolutionary War. She was b. Mar. 2, 1822. They had four 

I. LOIS EMMA, b. in Abington, Mass., April 27, 1849; d. in New Haven, Conn., 
May 21, 1902; m. Nov. 8, 1868, by the Rev. W. W. Newell, of New York City, 
to Alfred W. Sperry, and had issue: 
I. Alfred William Sperry, b. Jan. 22, 1870. 

II. Frederick Noyes Sperhy, b. Jan. 29, 1S72, at New Haven, Conn. 
II. WILLIAM HOWELL, b. Oct. 20, 1851; d. June 12, 1857. 

335. III. JAMES ARTHUR, b. July 13, 1853; m. Sarah Amanda Hubbell. 

IV. ZALISSA MELVINA, b. Nov. 6, 1855: d. July 11, 1863, at Providence, R. I. 

177. SIMEON RYERSON,« {Howell,'' Luke,' Lucas,^ Joris,' Martin'), son of 
Howell and Susanna (Roberts) Ryerson, d. about 1863, in the army during 
the Civil War. He m., first, Phoebe Nickerson; second, Caroline N. Cook. 
His second wife survived him, m. again and removed to Nova Scotia. 
Children by the first wife : 

I. ALICE, b. 1848; m., first, Walter Snow, and had a dau.: 
I. Minnie Snow. 

She m., second, Leander Cowing. Residence, Lowell, Mass. 
II. A dau., d. y. 

336. III. WALLACE, b. Feb. 6, 1851; m. Alice Saunders. 

IV. CARRIE FRANCES, who was the only child by the second wife; removed with 
her mother to Nova Scotia. 

178.A:M0S RYERS0N,« {Howell,' Luke* Lucas,"" Joris,^ Martin'), son of 
Howell and Susanna (Roberts) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 6, 1824, and d. in 
Kansas, Dec. 3, 1901. He was reared on his father's farm, in Maine. 
When of age he followed his father's vocation and settled first in Maine, but 
subsequently he removed to Clay Co., Kan., where he resided until his 
death. He m. Mrs. Anna (Young) Roberts, widow of Seth Roberts. Seth 
Roberts was a brother of Amos Roberts who m. Christiana Ryerson, dau. of 
Luke Ryerson, Jr. Children: 

I. ELLEN, b. June 26, 1840; m. Rufus Bryant, Jr., of Lynn, Mass., b. Mar. 22, 
1841; d. in 1903. He was the son of Rufus and Lucy Ann (Howard) Bryant of 
Bridgewater, Mass. Widow resided in Lynn, ]\Iass. No issue. 


II. SARAH ANN, b. Dec. 4, 1841; m. Frank Benson. Residence, N. Abington, 
Mass. Issue: 

I. Charles Benson, d. leaving two children: 
/. WilHam Benson, 
a. Daisy Benson. 
u. Ruth A. Benson, m. Calvin Monk. 

III. William Benson, m. Carrie Morse. 

IV. Alice Benson, m. Henry Derby. , 
V. Elbridge Benson, m. Mary Dunham. 

337. III. JOHN FAIRFIELD, b. Mar. 19, 1842; m. twice. 

IV. JANE (or Jennie) , b. about 1844 ; d. about 187 5 ; m. James Damon. They had a dau. : 
I. Harriet Damon, m. John Wallace. Mrs. Wallace resided in Lynn, Mass. 

V. ROWENA, b. about 1846; m. Eugene Bailey. Resided in Clay Center, Kan. 
They had a daughter: 

I. Gertrude Bailey. 

VI. ADA, b. about 1848; m. William Irish. The widow resided in Auburn, Me. 
VII. EMILY, d. y. 

179. JONATHAN RHUTILLUS RYERSON, « (Howell,' Luke,* Lucas,' Joris,\ 
Martin^), son of Howell and Susanna (Roberts) Ryerson, was b. 1827; d, 
July 14, 1889; m. Elmira, dau. of Asa, Jr., and Polly (Cleaves) Dunham, 
b. Oct. 25, 1828; d. Sept. II, 1902. He served in the Maine Volunteers 
during the Civil War. Children: 

I. RICHARD DEXTER, b. Jan. 22, 1850; d. Sept. 11, 1897; m. Julia D. Lan- 
caster. He resided at the time of his death in Detroit City, Minn., where he was 
a merchant of high standing. 
II. ANGELINE, b. 1852; d. Aug. 27, 1903; m. James Martin. Widower resided 
at St. Albans, Me. 

III. ANNA, b. May 17, 1857; m., first, George Reed. Issue: 

I. MiNA Reed, d. y. 

II. Bertha Reed, m. Frank McKinney. Issue: 

i. Harden McKinney. 
a. Doris McKinney. 

Mrs. Reed's second husband was William Dunning, and, third, William 
Hasey, Jr. , son of William R. and Clarinda (Lunt) Hasey, of Oxford, Me. Issue : 
III. Una Hasey Dunning, b. July 6, 1892. Residence, Dexter, Me. 

IV. HARRIET (Hattie), b. June 22, 1854; m. Darius Emery. Issue: 

I. Florence Emery, m. S. Wesley Seekins. 
II. Ernest Emery. Residence, St. Albans, Me. 
V. CORA, b. Oct. 5, 1865; m. Joseph Bridge, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Johnson) 
Bridge. No issue. 

VI. MYRTLE, b. July 29, 1870; m. Lafayette Bridge, brother of her sister Cora's 
husband. Resided in Dexter, Me. Issue: 

I. Edith Grace Bridge. 
II. Ethel Cora Bridge, d. y. 


180.LARNARD CUMMINGS RYERSON,« {Howell,'- Luke," Lucas,-" Joris,- 
Marlhi^), son of Howell and Susanna (Roberts) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 25, 
183 1. The name Larnard in this connection was the name of the clergyman 
who baptized him, an intimate friend of the family. 

He resided for many years in Auburn, Me. He was known throughout 
the state as an expert judge of horses. He was famiharly known as "Major " 
Ryerson and regarded as a man of the highest standing in the community. 
In 1903, being well advanced in years he retired from active business and 
resided with a daughter in Chicago, 111. He was twice m., first, to Deborah 
Nash, of Abington, Mass.; second, to Susan Smith, of Auburn, Me. No 
issue by the second wife. Issue by the first: 

I. MARY N., b. about 1858; m. RoUin Jenney, of Detroit, Mich. Residence, 
Albion, Mich. Issue: 
I. Stewart Jenney. 
II. FANNIE O., b. about i860; m. John VV. Strackbein. No issue. Residence, 
Chicago, 111. 

181. CHARLES BEAN RYERSON,« {Howell," Luke,' Lucas, ^ Joris,'- Martin'), 
son of Howell and Sylvinia (White) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 9, 1842. He 
learned the jeweler's trade and followed that business in Canton, and other 
towns in Maine. He served in the 29th Maine Volunteers during the Civil 
War. He m., first, Julia Reed; second, Mrs. Anna (Weaver) Morril, dau. 
of Daniel Weaver. Issue: 

I. CHARLES, Jr., b. Oct. 29, 1879; m. Berdenia, dau. of Daniel Fletcher, a wealthy 

farmer of Hartford, Me. 
II. SHERMAN, b. Sept., 1889. 

III. IRMA, b. Aug. 12, 1891. 

IV. OLA FRANCIS, b. Sept. 25, 1894. 

182. GEORGE RYERSON,^ {Howell," Luke," Lucas,' Joris,"- Martin'), son of 
Howell and Sylvinia (White) Ryerson, was b. April 22, 1844. A farmer 
at Milton Plantation, Me. Mr. Ryerson m. July 9, 187 2f Ada Penley. 

I. CALISTA, b. July 9, 1874; m., first, William Hopkins. Issue: 
I. Horace Hopkins. 
II. Eva Hopkins. 

She m., second, Charles Johnson, and they have a dau.: 
III. Viola Johnson. Resides at Rumford Falls, Me. 
II. EMMA, b. Mar. 18, 1875; m. H. F. ]Morey. Issue: 
I. William Morey. 
II. Adelaide Morey. 

Residence, Rumford Falls, Me. 


III. TINA MYRTLE, b. Mar. 6, 1879; m. Samuel Thomas, of Dexter. No issue. 

IV. GEORGE HENRY, b. Sept. 28, 1882. 

VI. LARNARD C, b. Jan. 22, 1892. 

.|. ■ I Twins who d. in infancy. 

183. JOHN RHUTILLUS RYERSON, « (Hou^dl,' Luke,' Lucas ^ J oris, ^ Martin'), 
was the youngest son of Howell and Sylvinia (White) Rj-erson. A farmer 
near Woodstock, Me., and between Bryant's Pond and Rumford Falls, Me. 
He m., first, Delia Famum; second, Albertina Lander. Issue by the first 

I. A child who d. y. 

By the second wife the children were: 


III. RALPH, b. Jan., 1891. 

IV. GLORIA, b. April i, 1893. 

V. WILLIAM HARTWICK, b. in 1895. 
VI. ALBERT DARIUS, b. Oct., 1898. 

184. CHARLES THAXTER RYERSON,^ (Nehemiah,' Luke,* Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin'), the eldest son of Nehemiah and Sarah Huzzy (Winslow) Ryerson, 
was b. Nov. 21, 182 1, and d. April i, 1898. His younger days were spent 
in Portland, Me. From 1847 to 1850 he was a merchant in Portland. Later 
in hfe he removed to Lewiston, Me., and engaged in farming. He accumu- 
lated a small fortune and retired from business. He was an influential and 
respected citizen. He m. April 4, 1845, ^s second cousin, Sarah Jane, dau. 
of Peter and Clarissa (Ryerson) Deiming. Their children were: 

I. EMAGENE, b. Jan. 23, 1846; m. Henry Penny, a retired contractor and builder 
of Lewiston, Me. Residence, Auburn, Me. Issue: 
I. Charles N. Penny, b. Feb. 7, 1866; m. Edith Young, and they had a son: 

I. Charles C. Penny, Residence, Stamford, Conn. 
II. IsAPHENE Ryerson Penny, m. Edw^ard F. Jackson. No issue. Residence, 
Lewiston, Me. 
II. AD ELBERT NEHEMIAH, b. Sept. 26, 1847; m. Isaphene Maphet. Mr. 
Ryerson is senior member of the firm A. N. Ryerson & Co., of New York City, 
neckw-ear manufacturers. They reside in Noroton, Conn. Their only child, a 
daughter, Emily F., died when a young lady of about 19 years. Mr. Ryerson 
was one of the directors of the Good Will Home Association, for boys and girls, a 
large and worthy charitable institution at Hinckley, Me. As a memorial to his 
daughter he furnished the funds to purchase additional land, and erected "Ryer- 
son Hall " as the Emily F. Ryerson School for Girls. 


185. SAMUEL WINSLOW RYERSON,« (Ne/iemiah,' Luke,* Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin"^), son of Nehemiah and Sarah Huzzy (Winslow) Ryerson, was b. in 
Jay, Oxford Co., Me., June 28, 1823, d. Jan. 13, 1905; buried at Maiden, 
Mass. His early days were spent on the farm but later he removed with 
his parents to Portland, Me., and assisted in the management of the City 
Hotel of which his father was proprietor. Several years after the death 
of his father in 1846 he disposed of his property and moved to Boston, Mass., 
and became proprietor of Hotel Ryerson in that city. He retired to his 
farm in Melrose, Mass., where he resided until his death. 

He married three times; first, Mary Brown Davis, b. Oct. 28, 1819, 
dau. of Henry and Sally (Torr>-) Davis, of Paris Hill, Me. She d. ]\Iay 18, 
1843; and he m., second, Frances Bray, dau. of Stephen Bray, of Minot, 
Me. She d. Oct. 17, 1881, and he m., third, the widow of John Mahoney. 
There were no children by the third wife. 

Samuel Winslow and Mary Brown (Davis) Ryerson had one child: 

338. I. JOHN RHUTILLUS, b. Jan. 11, 1843; m. Evelyn A. Meady. 
By the second wife, Frances Bray, the children were: 

II. IM.ARY FR.AXCES, b. 1S44; d. about 1S53. 

III. HENRIETTA, b. in Portland, Me., Aug. 20, 1846; m. Jan. i, 186S, John Farmer 
Bowers. He was named in honor of his cousin, John Farmer, an inventor. He 
was the son of Reuben and Betsey Bowers, of Penacook, New Hampshire, and 
brother of the late Grosvenor B. Bowers, of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Bowers, d. 
Oct. 25, 1890. They had one child: 

I. Helen Louise Frances Bowers, b. .\ug. 20, 1869; m. William H. T. Read, 
of Boston, son of Thomas and Jane (Fawcett) Read. Residence, Dor- 
chester, Mass. Issue: 
i. Herbert Elmer Read, who d. an infant. 

IV. ISABELLE, b. in Boston, 1S62; m., first, Charles Roots, of Saugus; second, 
Harry Letteney, of MUton, New Hampshire. Issue: 

I. Goldie Roots. 
II. Frank Roots. 

III. Charles Roots. 

IV. William Roots. 
v. Minnie Roots. 

VI. Maud Roots. 

There were seven others in the second family. Residence, MUton, N. H. 

186. ANDREW J. RYERSON,'' (Reading," Luke,' Lucas,^ Joris;- Martin'), 
son of Reading and Anna (Whittemore) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 12, 1828. 
He resided at Livermore, Me., and owned one of the finest farms in that 
community. He m. Columbia D. Lyford, who d. in 1897. Their children 


I. EUNICE, m. Augustus C. Wing, son of Obed and Asaneth (Atkins) Wing. 
Residence, Chesterville. Issue: 

I. Caroline Wing, m. Charles L. Day. Issue: 

i. Gertrude Day. 
II. Walter Wing, m. Hattie Keith. 

III. Horace Wing, d. y. 

IV. Llewellyn Wing, d. y. 

II. ELIZA, m. Boardman W. Crane, son of Abijah Crane. Residence, Fayette, Me. 
I. Gertrude Crane. 
II. Guy Crane, deceased. 
III. William Crane, m. a Miss Woodworth. 

III. ROSETTA, m. John Wyman, son of Almon and Ann (Lave) Wyman. Issue: 

I. Eugene M'yman, d. y. 

IV. ARNOLD, d. in Minn.; m. a Miss Haskell, dau. of Charles and Abigail Haskell. 
No issue: 

V. RHUTILLUS, d. y. 
339. VI. RHUTILLUS ANDREW, b. Mar. 8, 1849; m. twice. 

187. WILLIAM RYERSON,« {Simeon," Luke,* Lucas,^ Jorls,^ Martin^), the 
eldest son of Simeon and Miranda (Walker) Ryerson, was b. in 1827; m., 
first, Abigail Swazey. No issue. He m., second, a lady of New Hampshire, 
and had three children: 

I. WILLIAM. Lived in Ripon, Wis. 

II. A daughter. 
III. A daughter. 

He m., third, a lady in Iowa. No further information. 

188. LUCIUS L. RYERSON, « (Eben," Luke,* Lucas, ^ J oris, ^ Martin'), son of 
Eben and Mary B. (Barrows) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 7, 1831, in Hartford, 
Me.; d. in Boston, Feb. 20, 1893. He was a twin brother of Luther L. 
Ryerson. He was a member of the firm of Eben Ryerson & Sons, manu- 
facturers of machine knives, in Roxbury, Mass. He m. Oct. 6, 1850, 
Lucretia Hammett, b. in jSIanchester, England, May 8, 1840, dau. of James 
and Martha Hammett. They had five children: 

I. MARY LAVINIA or "Nina," as she was called; d. April 13, 1910. She became 
quite celebrated owing to rare vocal talent. She devoted her life to music. She 
m. April 20, 1899, George Sydney Butters, of Boston, Mass. He d. Feb. 27, 1905. 
II. FRANK CAMPBELL, b. Oct. 16, 1853; d. Aug. 28, 1854. 

III. FRANK EDWARD, b. April 12, 1856; d. at Worcester, Oct. 30, 1908; m., first, 

Ruth E. Aiken, and had a son, Frank A., who d. y. He m., second, Sept. 14, 

1891, Madge W. Leslie, b. at Bath, England, April 13, 1869, dau. of John and 

Edna (Keeler) Leslie, and they have a son: 

I. Lucius L. Ryerson, b. May 1 2, 1895. This family lived in Dorchester, Mass. 


IV. LUCIUS E., b. April 9, 1859; d. in Lewiston, Me., Sept. 3, 1894; unm. 
V. ADDIE MARIA, b. Jan. 16, 1S61; d. in Aug., 1904; m., first, Charles G. Henry 
Remick, who d. June 16, 1900; second, Charles Gustavus Johnson, b. June 15, 
1869, son of Gustavus and Margaret (Benson) Johnson, of Dorchester, Mass. 

189. LUTHER LEANDER RYERSON,« [Ehen,^ Luke,' Lucas,^ Jons;- Martin'), 
son of Eben and Mary B. (Barrows) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 7, 1831; d. in 
Boston, May 5, 1893, in less than three months after his twin brother 
Lucius L. Ryerson. He spent some years in Europe, traveUng in France, 
Germany and England in the study of art and became an artist of consider- 
able ability. He m. Nov. 30, 1851, Mary A. Dowell. She was the dau. of 
John Dowell of Boston, Mass. Children: 

340. I. JOHN EBEN, b. Jan. 20, 1854; m. twice. 

II. JENNIE ADELAIDE, b. in Boston, AprQ 2, 1S60; m. at Ro.xbury, Mass., June 
30, 1906, George Carleton Merritt, b. Dec. 9, 1863, son of George and Deborah 
Atwood (Hiland) Merritt, of Scituate, Mass. 

190. SILAS CURTIS RYERSON,^ (Eben,' Luke,* Lucas,' Joris,'- Martin'), 
was b. in Augusta, Me., Sept. 26, 1835, and d. in Roxbury (Boston), Mass., 
Oct. 25, 1887. He was the youngest son of Ebenezer and Mary B. (Barrows) 
Ryerson. He entered the firm of his father with his brother, Lucius, under 
the style of Eben Ryerson & Sons, manufacturers of machine knives. After 
the death of his father he succeeded to the business. Mr. Ryerson, m., 
first, on Sept. 10, 1854, Amanda A. Newton, who d. April 10, 1856. They 
had one child: 

I. LORENZO L., b. Mar. 28, 1856, and d. Sept. 14, 1856. 

He m., second, Harriet Parsons, but was divorced from her in 1864. 
By her he had one child : 

II. MARIA LOUISE, b. April 2, 1858; m. Jan. i. 1881, Charles Stetson, b. April 16, 
1857, son of John B. and Miranda (Childs) Stetson, of Hartford, Me. They 
had children: 
I. Gertrude Louise Stetson, b. Feb. 23, 1882. 
II. How.^RD Carleton Stetson, b. Nov. 19, 18S3. 

III. Harriet Beulah Stetson, b. July i, 1885. 

IV. Daniel Lane Stetson, b. Oct. 18, 1887. 
V. Milton Stetson, b. Sept. 6, 1889. 

VI. Seth Seldon Stetson, b. Sept. 2, 1897. 

Mr. Ryerson m., third, Mary Frances Richardson, b. in 1843, dau. of 
Richard and Elizabeth (Wyman) Richardson, of Woburn, Mass. Elizabeth 
Wyman was the dau. of Jesse and Susanna (Richardson) Wyman, and was 
otherwise known as "Betsey" W}-nian. They Hved on a farm in that part 


of Woburn which is now included in the town of Winchester, Mass., and 
in the "Richardson Row." He was the son of Abel Richardson and Anna 
(Tufts) Richardson and was b. Sept. i, 1793. (See Richardson Gen.) 
Silas C. Ryerson and Mary Frances Richardson had issue: 

III. RICHARD A., b. Nov. 11, 1866; d. Mar. 14, 1869. 

IV. ERNEST DWIGHT, b. Aug. 9, 1873 (adopted when an iijfant); m. June 20, 
1900, at Boston, Mass., Helen May Atwood, b. May, 1872. He is an architect 
and an employee of the Government in the Dept. of Archt., at Washington, D. C. 

I. Louise Frances Ryerson, b. Sept. 11, 1902. 
II. Helen Atwood Ryerson, b. Oct. 16, 190S. 

The widow of Silas C. Ryerson married, in 1899, Henry A. Davis, and 
resided in Roxbury, Mass. 

191. PETER RYERSON/ (Lucas:' George L.^ Lucas? Joris,- Martin'), tliird 
child of Lucas and Catherine (Decker) Ryerson, b. June 21, 1807; d. about 
1880; m. Sarah Agnes Kipp, of Rhinebeck, N. Y. He was engaged in the 
jewelry business in Newark. Their children were: 

I. CATHERINE, m. Charles Ryerson. 
341. II. JOHN HENRY, m. Jane Andruss. 

III. EDGAR, b. about Mar. 17, 1848; m., first, Eliza Murphy, and had one child, 
who d. in infancy. He m., second, Sept. 27, 1877, Theresa Van Voorhees, b. 
Mar. 7, i8si. She was the dau. of Van Sinderen Van Voorhees, b. Mar. 16, 
181 2. Mr. Ryerson is a manufacturing jeweler, of Newark, N. J. Their chil- 
dren were: 
I. Elizabeth Ryerson, b. Mar. 7, 1879. 
II. Edgar Ryerson, b. Oct. 17, 1881, d. y. 

III. Arthur Voris Ryerson, b. Feb. 5, 1884. 

IV. George L. Ryerson, b. Aug. 15, 18S6. 

V. William Wesley Ryerson, b. May 15, 1SS9. 

192. GEORGE G. RYERSON,^ {Abraham^ George L.,* Lucas,^ Joris,^ Martin^), 
the eldest cMld of Abraham and Elizabeth (Meade) Ryerson, b. July 28, 
1799; d. Nov. 16, 1873. He was engaged in the dry goods business in 
New York as early as 1830, in which year his name appears in the New York 
City directory as a dry goods merchant. He was the founder of the business 
that subsequently developed into that great estabhshnient known to-day 
as Arnold, Constable & Co., on Broadway, N. Y. He sold his dry goods 
business, and retired to the paternal farm in Pacquanac, where he at once 
became identified with the public affairs of the county. We find in 1857 
one George G. Ryerson, as Township Commissioner, of Wayne Township; 
in 1850-51, as Assessor; Supt. of Schools in 1856-63; and Collector, 1858. 


He m. June 4, 1833, Anna Graves, b. Dec. 2, 1S06; d. May 11, 1862. Their 
children were : 

I. ELIZABETH, b. May 14, 1S34; d. Aug. 24, 1836. 

II. MARY L., b. Jan. 4, 1837; m. Cornelius Van Houten, b. July 21, 1S40. Resi- 
dence, Newark and Pacquanac. 

III. MARGARETTA, b. Oct. 2, 1839; m. WDliam C. Russell. 

IV. GEORGIANNA S., b. July 28, 1S43; d- June 25, 1845. 

V. ROSEWELL G., b. Nov. 18, 1844; m. Nov. 18, 1869, Hattie A. De Baun. 

193. JOHN RYERSON, « (Abraham,' George L.,^ Lucas,' Joris,^ Martin'), the 
third child of Abraham and Elizabeth (Meade) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 30, 
1802; d. Dec. 24, 1877. He resided on a farm near Lincoln Park, N. J. 
He m., May 14, 183 1; Cecelia Crane, b. 1806, d. Mar. 30, 1873. Their 
children were: 

I. CHARLES HEDENBURG, b. Mar. i, 1S32; d. 1903; m. April 25, 1861, Cather- 
ine A. Ryerson, b. Sept. 29, 1836; d. July 14, 1862, dau. of Peter and Sarah (Kipp) 
Ryerson (therefore his second cousin). They resided first at Newark, and later 
at Hackensack, N. J. No issue. 

342. II. EDWARD FRANKLIN, b. Jan. 2, 1834; d. April 15, 1897; m. Susan E. Bordick. 
III. MARY LYDIA, b. Feb. 10, 1837; m. July i, 1868, Frederick G. Bennett, b. 

INIar. 7, 1834; d. May 19, 1896. Issue: 
I. Charles Asa Bennett, a graduate of West Point and captain in the U. S. 
Army. He has served at Manila and in China. He m. a Miss Hayden, of 
Omaha, Neb., sister of Mr. Hayden, banker, of Omaha. No issue. 
II. Ida C. Bennett, lived with her mother at Hackensack. 

III. Frederick K. Smith Bennett, m. Catherine Jones. No issue. Resi- 
dence, Englewood, N. J. 

IV. Franklin Ryerson Bennett, m. Ida Mehrhoff. Residence, Hackensack, 
and has issue: 

;'. Frederick Ryerson Bennett. 

343. IV. ABRAHAM H., b. July 22, 1839; m. Caroline Van Houten. 

V. JOHN T., b. Nov. 12, 1843; lived in Arkansas; d. Aug. 9, 1903, at Soldiers' 
Home, in Leavenworth, Kansas. He had an adopted son, Lester E. Carr. 

194. BEEKMAN VAN BUREN RYERSON,« {Abraham,' George L.,' Lucas,^ 
Joris,^ Martin'), son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Meade) Ryerson, was b. 
July 7, 1809; d. Nov. 10, 1881. He m. in 1855, Elizabeth Dudley Holhs, 
dau. of Jeremiah and Angelina (Beach) Hollis, of Hartford, Conn. 

Mr. Ryerson was called "Prof. Ryerson" owing to his genius for inven- 
tion, to which he devoted much time. He was the inventor of a diving 
bell, of the type still in use. He also invented the first centrifugal mill, 
and this patent was destined to make his fortune, but he died wlrile negotia- 
tions were in progress. The idea was carried out by others, and these mills 


are in use to-day. Beekman Van Buren and Elizabeth Dudley (Hollis) 
Ryersonhad issue: 

I. NATHALIE T., b. July 15, 1856. 

II. lONE, b. July 25, 1871; m. Joseph Seymour Hall, and they have issue: 
I. Madeline E. Hall, b. May 31, 1888. 
II. Joseph Hollis Hall, b. Nov. 15, 1889. Residence, New York City. 

III. MINNEHAHA, b. Feb. 2, 1864. 

IV. VAN BUREN, d. y. 

V. ELIZABETH L., b. Feb. 2, 1873. 

195. MARTIN RYERSON,^ {Abraham,' George L.,' Lucas,' Joris,^ Martin^), 
son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Meade) Ryerson, b. Nov. 13, 1814; m. 
Charlotte S. Shephard. He resided for a while in Huntsville, Ala., then 
in Newark, N. J. Was a graduate of the University of New York Law 
School. Issue: 

I. WILLIAM, d. y. 

II. JOHN, d. y. 

344. III. CHARLES BAXTER, b. Nov., 1846; m. Mary E. Horton. 
IV. RODERICK, d. y. 

345. V. WALTER, b. about Aug. 15, 1850; m. Elizabeth M. Slate. 

VII. MARTIN, d. y. 

196. REV. ABRAHAM G. RYERSON, Jr.,« (Abraham,' George L.,' Lucas,' 
J oris, ^ Marlhi^), the tenth child of Abraham and Ehzabeth (Meade) Ryerson, 
was b. May 21, 1816. He graduated at Rutgers College, in 1839, and at 
the Seminary in 1842. Was Hcensed as minister of the gospel in 1842. 
Was pastor of the church of Gorham, 1843 to 1845, then of the Reformed 
Dutch Church, of Wykoff, 1845 to 1865. He was Chaplain, 22d Reg., 
N. J. Vols., during the Civil War. He finally located at, and had charge 
of the public schools about Paterson, and supplied vacant pulpits when the 
occasion demanded. He m. Mary EHza, dau. of John L. Wessels, of Pomp- 
ton. She was b. Dec. 23, 1821. Their children were: 

I. ADELAIDE, b. Mar., 1853; m. Oct. 28, 1874, Charles R. Charlton. Residence, 

Paterson. They have a dau. who has obtained some distinction as a poetess. 
II. WESSELS, b. June 28, i860; m. Nancy Baker, dau. of Jeremiah and Nancy 
(Salmon) Baker, sister of R. S. Baker. No issue. 

197. GEORGE RYERSON,^ {Martin G.,' George Z,.," Lucas,' Joris,"- Martin'), 
fifth claild of Martin G. and Hannah (Ackerman) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 20, 
i8i2, and d. April 23, 1900. He m. Oct. 4, 1845, Ann Elizabeth Hall. 
Residence, Iowa City, la. Children: 


I. MARY HANNAH, b. Sept. 19, 1852. 
II. CHARLES, b. Aug. 5, 1855. 

III. GEORGIANNA, b. May 20, 1858. 

IV. FREDERICK WILLIAM, b. July 20, i860; d. Feb., 1864. 

8. ABRAHAM MARTIN RYERSON,« (Martiti G.,^ George i.," Lucas," 
J oris,'' Martin'), sixth child of Martin G. and Hannah (Ackerman) Ryerson, 
was b. Mar. 25, 1815; d. May 14, 1891; m. in 1837, Ann Meade, who d. 
May 13, 1881. They resided first at Pacquanac on the Henry Doremus 
farm, and subsequently in Paterson. In 1870 we find Abraham M. Ryerson 
one of the Wayne Township Commissioners. Children : 

I. CAROLINE, b. Jan. i, 1838; d. i860; unm. 
II. GEORGE, b. July 12, 1840; d. 1889; unm. 

III. ANNE, b. Aug. 2, 1842; m., first, Henry S. Debow, grandson of Barney and 
Wynie (Decker) Debow, and son of Peter and Ann (Slingerland) Debow, and 
nephew of Christianna (Debow) Ryerson, wife of Judge George A. Ryerson. 
After his death she m., second, Thomas Sawyer. Residence, Newark. Children: 

I. Nicholas, m. Margaret Nichols. 
II. Abr,\ham, m. Emma Tindal. - 

III. Anne, m. Steve Jersey. 

IV. Caroline, m. Elmer Jewell. 

IV. HANNAHMARIA,b.Sept. 24, 1845; m. John Carlow. Residence, Paterson. Issue: 

I. Dr. David Carlow, of Paterson; m. Edna Cowan, of New York. 

V. HENRY, b. July 29, 1843; m. Mar. 31, 1876, Laura Paulina Ryerson, dau. of 
George A. and Christianna (Debow) Ryerson. Lived at Stamford; d. 1882. 

VI. ROSINA, b. Nov. 4, 1853; m. Henry Forbes. Residence, Newark. Issue: 

I. Abraham Forbes. 
VII. LUCAS, b. April, 1856; m. Mary Van Wagener. Residence, Pacquanac. Issue: 
I. Matilda Ryerson, d. y. 
II. Anne Ryerson. 

III. Bessie Ryerson, d. y. 

IV. Elizabeth Ryerson, d. y. 
v. Lillian Marie Ryerson. 

VI. Martin Ryerson. 
VIII. ABRAHAM, b. Oct. 25, 1859; m. Jennie Vandervoort. Residence, Paterson, 
and had issue: 
I. Arthur A. Ryerson, d. y. 
II. Cornelius Ryerson, b. Oct. 30, 18S4. 
III. David Ryerson, b. July 15, 1892. 
IX. ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 3, 1850; m. Christopher Vandervoort (brother of Jennie 
Vandervoort). Residence, Paterson. Issue: 
I. Abraham Ryerson Vandervoort, b. Sept. 4, 1877. 
II. John Vandervoort, d. y. 

III. Clarence Vandervoort, d. y. 

IV. Elizabeth Vandervoort, b. Mar. 26, 1881; m. James T. Co.x. 
X. MARTIN, b. Sept. 24, 1852; d. in 1877. 


199. LUCAS RYERSON,« {Martin G.,^ George L.," Lucas,'' Joris,^ Martin'), 
the seventh child of Martin G. and Hannah (Ackerman) Ryerson, was b. 
May I, 1819, and d. April 5, 1899. Resided on the paternal farm at Pacqua- 
nac. He m., first, Aug. 17, 1856, Jane Jones Mandeville, dau. of General 
Mandeville. She was b. Mar. 4, 1826; d. Jan. 17, i860. By her he had 
two children: 

I. EMMA, b. July 30, 1857; m. April 7, 1880, George Van Ness, and they resided 
at Pompton Plains. 
II. MARY JANE, b. Dec. 15, 1858; d. Mar. 30, 1863. 

Mr. Ryerson m., second, July 29, 1865, Ann W. Webb, b. Sept. 30, 1820; 
d. 1868; third, Charity E. Hopper (nee Garrison), b. May 9, 1831, and by 
her he had two children : 

III. DAVID, b. July 21, 1 8 70; m. ]\Iary Ramsey. Residence, Wayne. 

IV. WILLIAM BROWN, b. Oct. 21, 1872; m. Loretta Zeliff. 

200. GEORGE J. RYERSON,^ (John G.,' George L.,' Lucas,' Joris,' Martin'), 
eldest child of John G. and Rachel (Jacobus) Ryerson was b. Mar. 26, 1807; 
d. Feb. 16, 1882. He was a man of remarkable intellect. Resided at the 
old homestead, at Pacquanac, and also at Pompton Plains; but spent much 
of his life in New York. The old homestead at Pacquanac (now Wayne) 
was erected in 1787 by his grandfather, George L. Ryerson. He sold 
his farm to the Laflin and Rand Powder Co., in 1872. He was noted for 
his benevolence and as a liberal contributor to the church and all worthy 
charities. He m., Oct. 16, 1828, Jane Garrabant, b. Mar. 8, 1810. Their 
children were: 

I. RACHEL ANN, b. Mar. 6, 1830; d. April 21, 1902; m. May 6, 1848, Martin 
Ryerson Roome, son of Peter and Maria Roome. Issue: 
I. Serena Roome, b. Feb., 1851; d. Nov. 26, 1888; m., Jan 29, 1875, William 

H. Jansen. He was b. at Marbleton, Aug. 9, 1843, and d. Oct. 8, 1877. 
n. Jane Roome. 

III. Ada Roome. 

IV. William Roome. 

II. Dr. JOHN G., b. Feb. 17, 1833; m. Oct. 3, 1866, Amelia Demarest, b. July 8, 
1844; d. 1884. Dr. Ryerson graduated at Rutgers College, studied medicine 
with Dr. Parker, in New York, and settled in Boonton, Morris Co., N. J., where 
he buDt up a large practice. He became a surgeon of note and recognized as one 
of the leading men in his profession. He is a "fellow" of the N. J. Medical Soc. 
of which organization he was one time President. It was he who furnished the 
incentive to Mr. L. J. Ryerson, of Pompton, in preparing his excellent work 
entitled "The Ryerson Family of America." He also furnished much informa- 
tion for that as well as the present work. He possessed a large collection of old 
documents appertaining to the early Ryerson ancestry. He had two children: 


I. Sarah J., b. July i8, 1S67; d. Nov. 16, 1S67. 
II. George, b. July 11, 1869; d. Dec. 12, 18S2. 
III. JANE VAN RIPER, b. Oct. 28, 1839; m. June 20, 1861, Wniiam Henry Tra- 
phagen, and resided in Preakness; m., second, June 2, 1869, George Roome, 
brother of Martin Ryerson Roome. Issue: 
I. Anna Roome, b. Nov. 22, 1873. Resided at lower end of Pompton Plains; 
m. Luther G. Gregory, Lieutenant of Engineers, in the U. S. N. In 1903 
he was one of the engineers in charge of the construction of the government 
improvements in the Portsmouth Navy Yard and Harbor. Issue: 
i. Eleanor Gregory, \ 
a. Esther Gregory, j 
in. Beatrice Gregory, 
iv. A daughter. 

201. DAVID RYERSON,^ {John G.,' George L.,* Lucas,^ Joris,^ Martin^), 
second child of John G. and Rachel (Jacobus) Ryerson, was b. July 2, 1809, 
and d. Aug., 1854; m. Dec. 23, 1830, Anna Maria Leak. He was killed by a 
falling tree. He moved from Jersey to Indiana in the early days, and settled 
near Terre Haute. He subsequently removed to SulHvan Township, Sullivan 
Co., Ind., and settled on a farm. Children: 

346. I. BYRON, b. Nov. 27, 1832; d. Mar. 8, 1857; m. Matilda J. Wilson. 

II. MARY JANE. b. Aug. 27, 1834; d. April 29, 1871; m. Nov. 2, 1859, Charles 
Scott, a retired farmer living at Sullivan, Ind. Issue: 
1. Mary Alice Scott, b. April i, 1861; m. John Coflman, a farmer, living near 
Sullivan, Ind. Issue: 
i. Charles Cofman. 
a. George Cojfman. 
Hi. Scott Cofman. 
II. Anna Maria Scott, b. Jan. 31, 1863; m. W. S. Bicknell. He is an expert 
accountant of Sullivan, Ind. No issue. 

III. Sarah Scott, b. Jan. 25, 1865; m. C. D. Hunt, an attorney of Sullivan, Ind. 
They have issue: 

i. Beason Hunt. 
it. Bennett Hunt. 
Hi. Anna Hunt. 

IV. Ruth Scott, b. Nov. 29, 1867. Residence, Sullivan, Ind. 

III. ELIZABETH A., b. Mar. 14, 183S; d. in Sullivan, Ind., Oct. 11, 1850. 

IV. MARTHA LOUISE, b. Oct. 21, 1840; m. Jan. 6, 1858, Commodore Perry Riggs. 
He died and his widow lived at Sullivan, Ind. Mr. Riggs was County Treasurer 
of Sullivan County for many years. The Riggs family were pioneers in Sullivan 
Co., and they hold the same prestige to-day as their forefathers have for over a 
hundred years in Sullivan Co. They had five children: 

I. Anna Maria Riggs, b. July i, 1859; d. Aug. 11. 1859. 
II. Emma Ryerson Riggs, b. May 30, 1861; m. John L. Thompson, a retired 
farmer, living in Sullivan Co., Ind. Issue: 
i. John Henry Thompson. 


ii. Commodore Byron Thompson. 
Hi. Baird L. Thompson. 

iv. Maurice Thompson. 
V. Waller N. Thompson. 

vi. Lawrence Thompson, 
vii. Edgar C. Thompson, d. y. 

III. James R. Riggs, b. Feb. 17, 1865; m. Bessie Lenman. Mr. Riggs is a 
resident of Sullivan, Ind., where he is a merchant, also»County Auditor of 
Sullivan Co. Issue: 

i. Ethel Frances Riggs, b. July 7, 1896. 
ii. Norma Louise Riggs, h. Feb. iS, 1898. 

IV. Jessie Gertrude Riggs, b. Jan. 20, 1871; m. Robert C. Shoffner, a dry 
goods merchant of Greensburg, Ind. Issue: 

i. Donald R. Shoffner. 
ii. Martin Shoffner. 
Hi. Louise Shoffner. 
iv. Robert Shoffner. 
V. Edgar Ryerson Riggs, b. Dec. 9, 1875. Residence, Sullivan, Ind., and 
he is the leading dentist of the city. 

202. ABRAHAM NICHOLAS RYERSON,^ {Nicholas,'' George Z,.,^ Lucas,'' 
Joris,- Martin^), fourth child of Nicholas and Mary ("Mottie") (Jacobus) 
Ryerson, was b. Dec. 27, 1819; m. Nov. 25, 1849, Catherine Ann, dau. of 
Thomas Doremus. She was b. Jan. 19, 1827. Mr. Ryerson was a farmer 
on the paternal homestead at Pacquanac. Their children were: 

I. CHARLES, b. Nov. 3, 1854; d. Nov. 23, 1855. 
II. NICHOLAS, b. Dec. 11, 1859; d. unm. 

III. THOMAS, b. April 14, 1862; m. DeUa Tindall (or Delia Tindle), June 29, 18—. 
Residence, Wayne, N. J. Issue: 
I. Adelaide Ryerson, b. Mar. 22, 1887; d. Jan. 31, 1888. 
II. Harry Ryerson, b. Oct. 21, 1888. 

III. Charles Ryerson, b. Aug. 20, 1890; d. Aug. 3, 1898. 

IV. Abraham Ryerson, b. May 16, 1892. 

203. GEORGE RYERSON,^ {Nicholas,'' George L.," Lmas,^ Joris,"" Martiv}), 
SLxth child of Nicholas and Mary ("Mottie") (Jacobus) Ryerson, was b. 
Dec. 28, 1826; m. Margaret Van Nostrand. He was for years a contractor 
and builder of New York. He retired and resided at Wayne, N. J. Their 
children were: 

I. ADELAIDE, b. Aug. 8, 1852; m. Josiah Decker, of Battle Creek, Mich., and 

they have issue: 

I. Harry Ryerson Decker, b. Feb., 1883. A graduate of Princeton. 

II. Walter Boardman Decker, b. June, 1884. Residence, Montclair, N. J. 

II. ELIZABETH, b. April 27, 1854; d. June 14, 1895; m. William Creighton Peet, 

son of Rev. Edward William Peet, D. D., an Episcopal clergyman, and brother 


of Mr. Peet, who is a member of the firm of Rogers, Poet & Co., New York City. 
William Creighton Peet was a cousin of Julia Maria (Peet) Taft, wife of U. S. 
Commissioner Enos Nelson Taft, whose dau. Martha, m. William Newton Ryer- 
son. He was also a cousin of Elizabeth Roe (Peet) Terry, wife of John T. Terry, 
banker of New York, whose son, Frederick Peet Terry, m. Ellen Battel, dau. 
of Hon. Robbins Battel and his wife Ellen (Ryerson) Mills. Another son, John 
T., Jr., married a direct descendant of Mary Ryerson, wife of Gov. John Reading. 

III. EDWARD JACOBUS, b. in New York City, July 15, 1861; m. in 1891, Julia 
Webb, of Jackson, Mich. She is descended from Gen. Joseph Brown, the first 
Commander of the U. S. Army. They have issue: 

I. Creighton Webb, b. Aug. 13, 1893. 

Mr. Ryerson removed to Jackson, Mich., where he resides. He is 
secretary and one of the principal stockholders of the Standard Manufac- 
turing Co., one of Jackson's chief enterprises. 

IV. GEORGE, d. y. 

204. PETER C. RYERSE," (Samuel, Jr.,'' Col. Samuel,^ Lucas,' Joris,'' 
Martin^), son of Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (Cypher) Ryerse, was b. April 16, 
1807, and d. in 1899. He was a farmer, and resided near Port Dover, Ont. 
He was thrice m.; first, Aug. 26, 1829, to Maria Kniffen; second, to Elizabeth 
Starks; third, to Mrs. Mary Butler. The children by the first wife were: 

347. I. WILLIAM H., b. Nov. 12, 1830; m. twice. 
II. PATTY ANN, b. Feb. 18, 1835. 

III. ELIZABETH, b. April 6, 1838; m. John Snively. 

348. IV. JOHN, b. April 5, 1840; m. three times. 

349. Y THOMAS, b. July 10, 1842; d. June 4, 1900; m. twice. 

350. VI. GEORGE, b. 1845; d- June 14, 1901; m. Jane Huston. 

By the second wife he had : 

VII. LORIA, m. a Mr. Zuren. 
VIII. EMMA, m. twice. Residence, Saginaw, Mich. 

205. ROBERT NICHOL RYERSE,^ (Samuel, Jr.,' Col. Samuel,* Lucas,' 
J oris," Martin}), son of Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (Cyphor) Ryerse, was b. 
Oct. 23, 1810, and d. at Woodhouse, Ont., Dec. 16, 1893. He was a farmer 
near Port Dover, Ont. He m. Eliza Underbill, who d. in 1897. Children: 

I. S.\R.\H, m. Edward Kniffen. They reside in S. Dakota. Issue: 
I. RoLFE Kniffen. 
II. Ernest Kniffen. 

III. Elma Kniffen. 

IV. Erie Kniffen. 

V. Florence Kniffen. 
II. CYNTHIA, m. James Deane of Hamilton, Ont. They had a dau.: 
I. Anne Deane. 


III. HELEN, m. Louis Stringer. Residence, Michigan. Issue: 

I. Dexter Stringer. 
II. Ada Stringer. 

IV. PHILANDER. Resides in Kansas where he owns and conducts a large farm of 
some 7,500 acres. He has a large family, the eldest of whom is a daughter, Erie. 

V. MELISSA, m. Samuel Petherman. Issue: 
I. Erie Petherman. 

II. Minnie Petherman. * 

VI. ALFRED, b. May 30, 1845; m. Nancy Hubbard. A farmer near Port Dover. 

I. Ella May Ryerse. 

II. Lulu Maud Ryerse. 
VII. JAMES. Residence, Missouri. 

VIII. ERIE. Residence, Port Dover; unm. 

206. SAMUEL HARRIS RYERSE,« {Samuel, Jr.,'' Col. Samuel,' Liicas,^ J oris,'' 
Martini), son of Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (C>'phor) Ryerse, was b. Nov. 8, 
1815, and d. Dec. 30, 1890. He was commonly called "Harris" Ryerse. 
He was a farmer and owned a large farm near Port Dover, Ont. He m. Eliza- 
beth Mandeville, b. 1820, and d. in 1899. She descended from the early 
Mandevilles of New Jersey, and her grandparents were Loyalists who 
went to Canada at the close of the war. Issue: 

351. I. SAMUEL, b. Aug. 25, 1840; m. Charity Sidway. 
II. MARGARET, b. Sept. 3, 1843; d. Oct. 25-, 1846. 

III. SARAH, b. Aug. 9, 1849; d. Nov. 20, 1874; unm. 

IV. HARRIET AMELIA, b. Jan. 27, 1850; m., first, Aug. 20, 1876, Robert C. Lamp- 
kin, who was b. Dec. 28, 1849; d. Feb. 9, 1890. The widow m., second, William 
H. DeCoe. Residence, Simcoe, Ont. Issue, all by first husband: 

I. Cora Ethel L.\mpk:in, b. July i, 1877; m. Feb. 20, 1895, Charles C. Butler. 

II. Emma Josephine Lampkin, b. Dec. 29, 1878; m. Archibald Piett. 

III. LiNNiE Myrtle Lampkin, b. July 24, 1880; m. Nov. 29, 1894, Fred Mattice. 

IV. Olive Lampkin, b. Oct. 3, 1882; m. Dec. 28, 1897, William A. Lambert, 
v. Lillie May Lampkin, b. Feb. 13, 1886. 

V. ROSALIE, b. 1S60; m. Thomas Jackson, b. Jan. 29, i860. 
VI. MARTHA, b. May 9, 1865; m. Oliver Blake. Residence, Bufi^alo, New York. 

207. ISAAC FREEMAN RYERSE,« {Samuel, Jr.,"- Col. Samuel," Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (C>phor) Ryerse, was b. April 14, 
1825. He is a farmer of Black Creek, near fort Dover, Ont., and the last 
surviving grandchild of Col. Samuel Ryerse. He m. Aug. 5, 1846, Mary 
ChamberUn, b. Dec. 14, 1828, dau. of Samuel and Ann (Beamer) Chamberlin. 

I. ANNA, b. Oct. 21, 1847; m. Christopher Fairchild, a prominent citizen of Port 

Dover, Ont. No issue. 
II. LUTHER, b. Aug. 9, 1850; d. May 25, 1852. 


III. EMMA, b. Nov. 24, 1855; m. Samuel McPherson. Residence, Simcoe, Ont. Issue: 
I. George McPherson. 
u. Edith McPherson. 
in. Lorenzo McPherson. 
352. IV. EUGENE, b. June 20, 1858; m. Jessie Bailey. 

V. FRANK, b. May 2, 1863; m. Ada Lemmon, of Black Creek. Issue: 
I. Leda Ryerse. 
11. Wilbur Ryerse. 
III. Della Ryerse. 
VI. EDA, b. Feb. 6, 1S66. 

208, GEORGE COLLIN RYERSE,^ {Samuel, Jr.,^ Col. Samuel,^ Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), the youngest son of Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (C>'phor) Ryerse, was 
b. May 5, 1830, and d. Dec. 28, 1900. He was commonly caOed "Collin 
Ryerse." He was also a farmer of Black Creek, near Port Dover, Ont. 
He was m. by the Rev. John Gernly, on Feb. 17, 1852, to Sarah Jane Orr, 
b. Nov. 28, 1832, d. Aug. I, 1891. Their children were: 

I. LESLIE, b. Jan. 8, 1853; d. Oct. i, 1853. 
II. EGERTON, b. June 13, 1854; d. June 18, 1855. 

III. DOUCILLA, b. June 9, 1855; m. Robert Stringer. Residence, West Bay City, 
Mich. Issue: 

I. Laura Stringer. 
II. Mabel Stringer. 

III. Leroy Stringer. 

IV. Bruce Stringer. 
V. Bertha Stringer. 

IV. NORMAN, b. June 8, 1858; unm. Residence, in 1904, La Moore, N. Dakota. 
He is sometimes known as Norman "Ryerson." 

V. ELMER, b. Dec. 17, i86i;m. Ruth Pritchard. Residence, Port Dover, Ont. Issue: 
I. Grace Ryerse. 
iL Glen Ryerse. 

III. Edna Ryerse. 

IV. Boyd Ryerse. 

V. Clinton Ryerse. 
VI. WILLIAM ARTHUR, b. Feb. 5, 1863; m. May 6, 1896, by Rev. Canon Young 
to Lydia L. Fry. He is a farmer and lives on the homestead farm. He has the 
old family Bible of Samuel Ryerse, Jr. Issue: 
I. Olga Ryerse. 
n. Collin Ryerse. 

III. Lloyd Ryerse. 

IV. Olive Ryerse. 
V. George Ryerse. 

VII. LAURA, b. Mar. 7, 186S; m. Jefferson Austin. Residence, N. Dakota. Issue: 
I. Pearl Austin. 
II. Edwin Austin. 
m. Olive Austin. 
IV. Ovid Austin. 


209. WILLIAM H. RYERSE,« {Rev. George J.,' Col. Samuel* Lucas,' Joris;- 
Martin^), the eldest son of the Rev. George J. and Elizabeth (Vail) Ryerse, 
was b. Sept. 30, 1818. At the age of eighteen he began his career as a 
clerk in his father's office at Port Ryerse. At the age of twenty-five he 
was appointed postmaster at Port Ryerse, and he continuously held the 
ofl&ce until over eighty-five years of age, making a period of continuous 
government service of more than sixty years. Mr. Ryerse was also one of 
the veterans of 1839. His history is practically the history of Port Ryerse, 
for he was then the central figure in all its enterprises and industries. Mr. 
Ryerse was twice m.; first, to Mary Graham Gilbert, dau. of Col. Isaac 
Gilbert. He m., second, Maria Carrier. His children, all by his first wife, 

353. I. OREN SUTTON, m. Emily Jane Green. 
II. A son, d. y. 

III. ELLEN, m. George Britton. Residence, Detroit, Mich. 

IV. ELIZABETH, m., first, Fred Tompkins; second, A. T. Chatterson, a con- 
tractor and buOder, of Detroit, Mich. Issue: 

I. Minnie Tompkins, m. and resided in Chicago, 111. 
II. Winifred Tompkins. 

in. Caroline Tompkins, m. John Waterman, auditor, M. C. R. R. Residence, 
Detroit, Mich. 

210. JAMES RYERSE," {Rev. George J.,'' Col. Samuel,'^ Lucas,'' Joris? Martin"), 
son of the Rev. George J. and Elizabeth (Vail) Ryerse, was b. Feb. 26, 1824, 
and d. Mar. 30, 1876. He resided at Port Ryerse, where he was Customs 
Ofiicer. He was also a farmer and vessel owner. He m. Sarah Ann Winter, 
and their children were: 

I. GEORGE EMANUEL, m. Sarah Dugan, of Vittoria, Ont. Residence, Michi- 
II. EMMA, m. John Clark. 

III. TRYPHENA, m. WiUiam Lock. Residence, Gladstone, Mich. 

IV. ANN, m. twice, first to James Cutting. Residence, St. Louis, Mo. 
V. MARY ELLEN, twin sister of Ann. 

211. CAPT. LEWIS RYERSE," {Rev. George J.,' Col. Samuel,* Lucas,' Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of the Rev. George J. and Nancy (Shaw) Ryerse, was b. Nov. 
I?) 1835, and d. in Bay City, Mich., June 30, 1903. He m. Jan. 5, 1859, 
Catherine Kelley, b. in Limerick, Ireland, Jan. 10, 1838, and d. Aug. 12, 1902. 
They resided at the old Ryerse home at Port Ryerse until 1865, when they 
removed to Buffalo, N. Y. Seven years later they went to Kenosha, Wis., 
and finally, in 1876, settled at St. Ignace, Mich., which from that time on 
was their home. Capt. Ryerse was Commodore and Shore Manager of the 


Perry fleet of tugs and steamers at the "Soo." In the early sixties he was 
actively engaged in shipbuilding at Port Ryerse, then a leading industry 
there. They had seven sons and also an adopted daughter who m. Mr. 
Kelley, a younger brother of Mrs. Ryerse, who resided at Kenosha, Wis. 
Capt. and Mrs. Ryerse's children were: 

354. I. LOUIS EUGENE, b. at Port Ryerse, Ont.; m. Lillian Biddle. 

II. GEORGE HERBERT, m. Laura Emerson. Residence, W. Superior, Wis. 

355. IV. HARRY HAMILTON, m. Loretta Harris. 

V. FRED GRAHAM, b. in Buffalo, N. Y.; m. Edna Martin. No issue. He is a 
steamship master on the Great Lakes. 
VI. FRANK HARRIS. He like his brother is a steamship master. Residence, St. 
Ignace, Mich. 
VII. CHARLES COVERNDON, d. Jan. 3, 1900, aged 27 ; m. Bertha Grimm. He was 
a merchant at St. Ignace, Mich. 

212. GEORGE J. RYERSE, Jr.," {Rev. George J.,^ Col. Samuel,* Lucas,' Joris;- 
Martin^), son of the Rev. George J. and Nancy (Shaw) Ryerse, was b. Aug. 
21, 1851. He resides at Simcoe, Ont., where he is engaged in business 
Mr. Ryerse is a public-spirited man and devotes much time to civic matters 
He deserves especial thanks for valuable assistance in furnishing informa 
tion for use in this work concerning the Canadian branch of the family. 
He m. Feb. 13, 1878, Carrie Elford Lea, of Charlottesville, b. Sept. 2, 1853 

I. IDA J., b. Jan. 21, 1879. 
II. ARTHUR COOKMAN, b. Nov. 14, 1880. 

III. BERTHA, b. May 20, 1884; m. Francis L. Coombs. Residence, Harrisburg, 

IV. CARL STANLEY, b. Nov. 2, 18S7. 

V. HARVEY HOWARD, b. April 18, 1890. ' 
VI. CLARENCE LEA, b. Dec. 20, 1892; d. Mar. 31, 1900. 
VII. FRANCIS HAROLD, b. May 9, 1895. 

213, JAMES RYERSON," (John,' John,* Lucas,' Joris,'- Martin'), eldest son 
of John and Charlotte (Carney) Ryerson, was b. in Ohio about 1819, and 
d. in La Grange, Ind., Feb. 14, 1901; m. Nancy McDonald, of Southern 
Indiana. Their children were: 

I. J. ALBERT, b. Sept. 20, 1855; m. Martha Eiman, b. Aug. 6, 1866, dau. of 
Abraham Eiman, and niece of Samuel Eiman, who m. Elmira Ryerson. Resi- 
dence, Fort Wayne, Ind. Issue: 
I. A daughter, b. about 1897. 
II. ELIZABETH, m. George Nimocks. 


214. WASHINGTON RYERSON,« {Jokn,"- John,'' Lucas,'' Joris,^ Martin'), 
son of John and Charlotte (Carney) Ryerson, d. within a short time of his 
twin brother Worthington, and like him was killed by a runaway horse, 
but on a different occasion. He m. Beckey Garl. Issue: 

I. MATILDA, m. M. A. Schell. Residence, Kansas. Issue: 
I. Dora Schell. 
11. Jessie Schell. * 

III. Ev.\ Schell. 

IV. Harxy Schell. 

There were three other children. No further particulars. 
II. JOHN C, was killed accidentally with a pitchfork while handling hay on the farm. 

215. WORTHINGTON RYERSON,« (Joliii,^ JoJm,* Liicas,^ Joris,^ Martin'), 
son of John and Charlotte (Carney) Ryerson, died within a short time of 
the death of his twin brother Washington. Both were killed accidentally 
by runaway horses, but at diflferent times. He m. Martha Brackney. Issue: 

II. MARY, unm. 

216. CAPT. JOHN RYERSON," (John,' John,^ Lucas,^ Joris,^ Martin'), son 
of John and Charlotte (Carney) Ryerson was b. in Ohio. He was a Captain 
of the Whitehall Scouts in the Union Army during the Civil War. He m., 
first, Barbara Aulman. Issue: 

I. JOHN, d. y. 

II. ANNA. She disappeared and nothing has been known of her for over 30 years. 

John Ryerson m., second, Anna M. Case, and they had issue: 

III. SHERIDAN, d. in infancy. 

IV. EDWARD, b. Aug. 6, 1868; m. Lillian Robinson. 

The father died when Edward was a child and the mother married 
again, a Mr. Holmes, therefore the son is known in the community as 
Edward Holmes. Residence, La Grange, Ind. 

217. WLLLIAM RYERSON,« {John,' John,* Lucas,^ Joris,"" Martin'), son of 
John and Charlotte (Carney) Ryerson. Married Lydia Runnells, who 
resided in Des Moines, la. No further information. 

218. SAMUEL RYERSON,'' {John,'' John," Liicas,^ Joris,- Martin'), son of 
John and Charlotte (Carney) Ryerson, was b. in LaGrange, Ind., a farmer 
and formerly resided at Valney, Oceana Co., Mich. It is said he has re- 
moved to Washington State. He m. Lumeric Scott, and they have issue: 

I. IRA. 


219. SAMUEL RYERSON,« {James," John,"- Lucas, ^ Joris,-" Martin'), eldest 
son of James and Sarah (Laswell) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 26, 1827, and d. 
Mar. 21, 1893. At one time he owned and operated a mine in the Black 
Hills. He was a farmer and resided in Henderson Co., 111. He m. Rebecca 
Lee, of Virginia, a niece of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Their children were: 
I. JAMES SAMUEL, b. Jan. 26, 1852. He is known as Samuel "Ryason." 
II. MARY, b. Mar. 18, 1855; m. Frank Cooper. Mrs. Cooper resided at Gladstone, 
lU. Issue: 
I. SAMUELCooPER,b. Oct. 3, 1 87 5 ; m. Sophia Fried. Residence, Galesburg, 111. 
II. Edward Cooper, b. Sept. 24, 1877. 

III. Bertha Cooper, b. April s, 1880; m. Fred Galbraith. 

IV. Sylvia Cooper, b. July 26, 1886; d. y. 
V. LuLA Cooper, b. May 4, 1S87. 

VI. Etta Cooper, b. Aug. 23, 1S90; d. y. 

III. JOSEPHUS. Left home and has not been heard from since. 

IV. LOLA, m. Amaziah Pershin, of Monmouth, 111. Mr. Pershin is Street Com- 
missioner at Monmouth, 111. Their children were: 

I. Ely PERsmx. 

II. Harry Pershin. 

III. Everett Pershin. 

IV. Gerald Pershin. 

V. ARIZONA, m. Thomas Milligan. They resided on a farm near Biggsville, 111. 

220. JAMES RYERSON,^ [James," John,* Lucas,^ Joris,' Martin'), son of 
James and Sarah (Laswell) Ryerson, resided for a while in Illinois, then 
removed to California and hved for several years in the town of Watsonville 
in that State. (He spells his name "Ryasen".) He m. and their children are: 


II. E\'A, m. George Rowe. Issue: 
I. Roy Rowe. 
II. Rhoda Rowe. 
m. Jessie Rowe. 
They resided in California. 


221. JASPER RYERSON,^ (James." John,* Lucas,' Joris,"- Martin'), son of 
James and Sarah (Laswell) Ryerson, was a farmer, and resided at Harris- 
burg, Ark. He m. Emma McOlgan, and they have children: 

I. MINNIE, d. 1803, about 6 months after her marriage. 



V. JENNIE, m. Charles Gier. 


222. GEORGE RYERSON,^ (Isaac,'' John* Lucas? Joris? Martin'), eldest son 
of Isaac and Susanna (Buscark) Ryerson, was b. May 13, 1832, and d. in 
Oquawka, 111., where they resided. He m. July 3, 1852, Angeline Carney. 
Their children were: 

I. ERMINA, m. John Crose. 

II. JENNIE, m. George Morris. Residence, Galesburg, 111. and they have 5 
children. No further information. 

III. CORA, m. Henry Rhiner, and they have issue: 

I. Mary Rhiner. 

IV. MARY, m. Frank Linell, of Oquawka, and they have issue: 

I. Frank Linell. 
II. May Linell. 
VI. MAUD, m. Fred Fernell, and they have four children. No further information. 

223. LEVI RYERSON,^ {Isaac,"- John,'' Lucas? Joris? Martin^-), son of Isaac 
and Susanna (Buscark) Ryerson, was b. May 30, 1834, and d. May 30, 1900. 
He was always known as Levi "Ryason. " He resided at Oquawka, 111. 
He m. Susan Sultz. Their children were: 

I. MARY, b. Feb. 27, 1858; m. George Gofl. They resided on a farm east of 
Keithsburg, 111. They had six children: 
1. Charles Goff. 
II. Clyde Goff. 

III. Vernon Goff. 

IV. Gladys Goff. 

V. Clarence Goff. 
VI. Albert Goff. 
356. II. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 19, 1859; m. Ella Mitchell. 

III. LOLA, m. Floyd Pence. Residence, Quincy, 111. They have children: 

I. Leota Pence. 
II. James Pence. 
III. Chester Pence. 

IV. NORA, d. about 1897; m. Clyde Sharpe. Issue: 

I. Harold Sharpe. 

224. RESON SPAXILDING RYERSON,' {Isaac,'' John,"- Lucas,^ Joris,-" 
Martin), son of Isaac and Susanna (Buscark) Ryerson, wasb. Nov. 15, 1848. 
He resided in California. He signed his name "Ryason." He m. first, 
Jane Guy. Issue: 

III. ALICE, m. Bud Ditto, and they reside at Oquawka, 111. 

Reson Spaulding Ryerson married a second wife. 


225. ELIJAH F. RYERSON/ (Rev. Reson F.,' John,' Lucas,' Joris,^ Martin'), 
son of Rev. Reson F. and Anna (Brown) Ryerson, was born in Ohio in 1835 
and died in 1891, aged 56. He was a school teacher. He m. Elizabeth 
Ziegler. They resided in Pickaway Co., Ohio. Children: 

I. MARY, d. y. 

II. SAR.AH, m. Abraham Borror. 

III. JOSEPH, m. BeUe Strawser. Residence, Columbus, Ohio. 

IV. ELLA, m. George Sullivan. 
V. IDA, m. Alexander FuUen. 

VI. WILLIAM, m. Lillian Martin and they have two children: 
I. Jesse Ryerson. 
II. Worle Ryerson. 

Residence, Columbus, Ohio. 
VII. GEORGE, d. y. 
VIII. CURTIS, m. Alma Smith. Residence, Columbus, Ohio. 
IX. ALICE, m. Lewis Borror, brother of Abraham Borror, who m. her sister Sarah. 
X. HARRY, b. Jan. 11, 1877; m. Norah Borror, of Borror's Corners, Ohio, cousin 
of Abraham and Lewis, aforesaid. Residence, Columbus, Ohio. They have 
one child. 

226. JUDGE JACOB BROWN RYERSON/ {Rev. Reson F.,^ John,' Lucas,' 
Joris,^ Martin'), son of Rev. Reson F., and Anna (Brown) Ryerson, was 
born in Gibisonville, Ohio, April, 1838. He started his career as a school 
teacher. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1879, elected 
Judge of the Probate Court in 1896, served two terms, and retired on 
account of ill-health. Judge Ryerson married, first, EKza Wolf and had 
issue a child who died in infancy; he married, second, Nancy, dau. of Peter 
and Deborah (White) Fox, of Hocking Cotmty, Ohio. Children: 

I. ANNIE I., m. David Karshner. Issue: 

I. Harley L. Karshner, m. Jessie Honnel. 
11. Ethel Karshner, m. Forest Rose. 
II. ALLIE I., m. Andrew Drum. Residence, Laurelville, Ohio. Issue: 
I. Charles R. Drum, b. Emma DeHaven. Issue: 

i. Genevieve Drum. 
II. Beaman Drum. 
III. Nellie Drum. 
III. CURTIS L., d. y. 

227. JOSEPH WILLIAM RYERSON,« (Rev. George,'' Col. Joseph,* Lucas,' 
J oris,' Martin'), eldest son of Rev. George and Frances (Rolph) Ryerson, 
was b. Jan. i, 1824; d. 1906. He resided in various parts of the U. S. and 
served in the Civil War, it is said in the Ohio Artillery. He finally settled 
in Columbus, Ohio, where his widow resided in 1910. He m. Mary Eliza- 


beth, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Grimes) Evings, of Alexandria, Va. 
Their children were: 

I. WILLIAM, m. EOa Thomas. Resided in the country near Columbus, Ohio. 
Their children were: 
I. Cora Ryerson. 
II. Margaret Ryerson. 

III. Mary Ryerson. • 

IV. Maud Ryerson. 
V. Helen Ryerson. 

II. STELLA, m. Charles Holt. Residence, Columbus, Ohio, and they have a son: 
I. Everett Holt. 

III. ARTHUR, m. Minnie Clark. Residence, about 15 miles from Portsmouth, 
Ohio. Their children were: 

I. Irene Ryerson. 
II. Earl Ryerson. 

III. May Fay Ryerson. 

IV. William Ryerson. 
V. Marie Ryerson. 

IV. MEHETABLE, m. Zenas White. Residence, Linden, Ohio. They have 

I. Stanley White. 
II. Edith White. 

III. Arthur White. 

IV. Flora White. 
V. Hugh White. 

VI. Eldred White. 
V. SARAH, m. Thomas Renton. She is a widow residing with her mother in 
Columbus, Ohio. Issue: 
I. Harry Renton. 
VI. LILLIAN, m. Hugh Barton. Residence, Toledo, Ohio. Their children were: 
I. Grace Barton. 
II. Melvin Barton. 
III. James Barton. 
VII. GEORGE EGERTON, b. July 10, 1882. Residence, Columbus, Ohio. 

Joseph,* Lucas, ^ J oris, "^ Martini), son of Rev. George and Isabella D. (Ster- 
ling) Ryerson was b. in Toronto, Ontario, Jan. 21, 1855. 

In 187 1 he began to study medicine in New York, later returning to 
Trinity College at Toronto, from which institution he received his degree 
in 1875. Dr. Ryerson immediately went abroad and studied under some 
of the most noted of European physicians and surgeons. He was made a 
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 
1876. He returned to Canada in 1879 and estabUshed himself at Toronto. 

In 1 88 1 he was appointed surgeon of the Royal Grenadiers, and proceeded 


with his corps to the Northwest on the breaking out of the rebelhon in 
1885, receiving in recognition of his services in this campaign the promotion 
to Surgeon-Major, the Imperial Medal, and the decoration of the Order of 
St. John. In 1895 he was made Deputy Surgeon-General. He received the 
decoration of Knight of the Order of St. John in recognition of service 
during the South African War, 1899-1902. 

He was one of the founders of the Toronto Clinical Society, and its 
President in 1894. He was elected to ParHament as a member for East 
Toronto, 1892-98. He was founder of the Canadian Red Cross Society. 
He served as Red Cross Commissioner with Lord Roberts in South Africa. 
He was also founder of the Canadian branch of the St. John Ambulance 
Association, of which he is general secretary for Canada. In 1898 Dr. 
Ryerson declined nomination as a candidate for re-election and retired from 
Parliamentary life, devoting his time to his immense practice. He was 
author of "The Aftermath of the Revolution" (1896). Dr. Ryerson m. 
on Nov. 14, 1882, Mary Amelia, dau. of James Crowther, barrister, of 
Toronto. Their children were : 

I. GEORGE CROWTHER, b. Oct. 21, 1883. 
II. YORIS STERLING, b. AprQ 26, 1886. 

III. ERIC EGERTON, b. Sept. 17, 18S8. 

IV. ARTHUR CONNAUGHT, b. June 28, 1890. 
V. LAURA MARY, b. Mar. 14, 1892. 

229. CAPT. HENRY EGERTON RYERSON,^ (Samuel,' Col. Joseph,* Lucas,^ 
J oris, '^ Martin^), son of Samuel and Eliza (McMichael) Ryerson, was b. in 
Toronto, Ont., and d. in Liverpool, N. S. He was a shipmaster, and was 
engaged in whaling about 1840. He married Mrs. Maria (Burke) Kennedy, 
widow of P. Kennedy. The children of Capt. Ryerson were: 

I. WALTER. He was drowned in a gale from a ship plying between Halifa.x and 

Cape Breton; unm. 
II. HENRY S. He was 9 years old when his father died. He m. Kate McCush, 
and resided in Glace Bay, Cape Breton. He served in the British Army, during 
the Egyptian War, and attained distinction as the champion swordsman of 

230. REV. JOSEPH EDWAY RYERSON, D. D.," (Rev. William,-^ Col. Joseph,' 
Lucas,' J oris, ^ Martin^), son of the Rev. William and Mary (Grifhn) Ryerson, 
d. Oct. 20, 1863. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1850. His first 
pastoral charge was at St. Catherines, Ont. He next accepted a call to 
Augusta, Ga., where he remained seven years, but on the breaking out of 
the Civil War he returned to Canada and became pastor of the Baptist 
Church at Simcoe, Ont. He subsequently accepted a call to a church in 


Elmira, N. Y., where he d. Oct. 20, 1863. He m. in 1850, Mary, dau. of 
Benjamin Shaw, of Simcoe, Ont., and their children were: 

I. REV. HERBERT, b. at St. Catherines, Ont., in 1851. He was ordained a 
minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 30 years. Held various 
pastoral charges in Michigan until 1894, when he became an Episcopal clergy- 
man, and was pastor at Pontiac and Lapeer, Mich., and Virginia City, Minn., 
also at North East, Pa. Retired to the homestead farm 11^1903. He married 

in 1886, Delia • . Issue: 

I. May Ryerson. 
II. Edway Ryerson. 
II. EVA, b. at St. Catherines, Ont., in 1853; m. Charles De Field. Residence, 
Windsor, Ont. Issue: 

I. Clarence De Field. Asst. Chief Fire Dept. at Windsor. 
II. Ted De Field. 

III. FRANK L., b. in Augusta, Ga., in 1857. Educated at Simcoe, Ont. Taught 
school a number of years. In 1903 managed the homestead farm near Simcoe, 
Ont.; m. Emma, dau. of John Bell, of Avon. Issue: 

I. John Herbert Ryerson, b. Aug. 15, 1881. Residence, Rockford, lU. 

II. Talula Bell Ryerson. 

III. Clinton Paxil Ryerson. 

IV. Marion Ryerson. 

IV. MINNIE TALULA (called Lulu), b. in Augusta, Ga., in 1859; m. George Heath, 
of Simcoe, Ont. They resided on a farm near Simcoe. Issue: 

I. William Heath. 
V. REV. JOSEPH EDWAY, b. in Simcoe, Ont., Nov. 7, 1863. Graduated from 
Simcoe Collegiate Institute. Taught school three years in Canada. In 1887 
he united with the Methodist Episcopal Conference, Detroit, Mich., of which 
he has since been a member. Pastor of the Methodist Church, at Fowlerville, 
Mich., for a long period. He is a lecturer of some note. Went to Europe in 
1903 to finish his education, and has since toured the U. S. as a lecturer. He m. 
Alice, dau. of William Heath, of Simcoe, in 1885. She has been an invalid for 
some years. Issue: 
I. Frank L. Ryerson. 

II. Dr. William Wellington Ryerson. He is a physician of Port Huron, 

231. WILLIAM RYERSON,^ {Rev. William,^ Col. Joseph,' Lucas,' Jons,^ 
Martin^), son of Rev. William and Mary (Griffin) Ryerson, was b. Feb., 
1837; ^nd d. in 1886. He was a farmer. He m. Eliza, dau. of Thomas 
Thorn. The widow survived and resided at Brantford, Ont. Issue: 

I. FREDERICK W., b. May 10, 1S61; m. Feb. 28, 1898. Mary M. Hume. Issue: 
I. Hume Ryerson, b. Jan. 5, 1899. 
II. James Gordon Ryerson, b. Nov. 7, 1901. 

Mr. Frederick W. Ryerson is a senior member of the firm of Ryerson 
Bros., wholesale dealers and commission merchants in the fruit business at 
Brantford, Ont. 


II. IDA, b. May 21, 1S63; m. June 30, 1893, Samuel Waldron. Residence, Paris, 
Ont. Issue: 
I. Fred Waldron. 
II. YuLA Waldron. 

III. ROBERT EDWAY, b. Aug. 17, 1865; m. Elizabeth Bowling. Issue: 

I. Harvey Ryerson. 
II. Annabel Ryerson. 

Mr. Robert E. Ryerson is a member of the firm of Ryerson Bros., above 

IV. THOMAS EGERTON, b. July 17, 1S67; m. Elizabeth Mclntyre. Issue: 

I. William Ryerson. 

Mr. Thomas E. Ryerson is engaged in an extensive fruit commission 
business, in Brantford, Ont., being senior member of the firm of T. E. 
Ryerson & Co. 
V. REUBEN J., b. Dec. i, 1870; m. Annie Turner. Residence, Brantford, Ont. 
Traveling salesman for the firm of Ryerson Bros. Issue: 
I. Hazel Ryerson. 
n. Egerton Ryerson. 
VI. GEORGE, b. Aug. 10, 187S; m. Mce McEwen. Residence, Brantford, Ont. 

232. HENRY RYERSON,"^ iJacoh," John J.," Jacob,' Ryer,-" Martin'), eldest 
son of Jacob and Sarah (Beam) Ryerson was b. Oct. 9, 1802, and d. 1879 at 
Monroe Works, Rockland Co., N. Y. Resided in the early part of his life 
near Preakness, N. J. He m., first, Hannah Jane Wilson; second, Lorinda 
Sindle, a widow. Issue: 

357. I. JOHN JACOB, b. about 1826; m. Elizabeth Lewis. 
II. SARAH (Sally), m. William Slawson. 

III. MARY ANN, m. WEliam Bailey. Children: 

I. Elizabeth Bailey, m. Edwin Swim. 
II. Georgianna Bailey, m. Thomas Coxe. 
lu. Martha Bailey, m. Harry Swim. 
IV. Rhoada Bailey. 

IV. ELIZABETH, m. Augustus Mead. 
V. NANCY, m. Washington Springsted. 

VI. ELIZA, m. Isaac OdeU. They had sons: 
I. Isaac Odell. 
n. Daniel Odell. 
in. David Odell. 

They resided in, and around, Highland Falls, N. Y. There were, sup- 
posedly, four daughters whose names the author was not able to ascertain. 

233. ABRAHAM RYERSON,^ {Jacob,^ John J.,* Jacob,^ Ryer,'' Martin'), son 
of Jacob and Sarah (Beam) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 20, 1814; d. Mar. 21, 1899. 
He m. Feb. 5, 1837, Catherine Smith, who d. Aug. 20, 1891, aged 74 years. 
Issue : 


I. SARAH CATHERINE, b. Dec. 7, 1837; m., first, James Edwards. Issue: 
I. Edward J. Edwards, d. without issue. 
II. Joseph J. Edwards. 

III. Catherine Matilda Edwards, m. Henry Randall. Residence, Spring 
Valley, N. Y. 

IV. Aaron W. Edwards, m. Catherine . 

V. Augustus Edwards, m. Margaret Hopper. 

\i. Charles A. Edwards, m. Jennie Tompkins. Restdence, Morristown, 

vn. Eliz.\beth Edwards. 

viii. Lulu Edwards, m. John Todd, of Hackensack. 
IX. Hannah Jane Edwards, m. Tunis Fredericks. 
X. John Edwards, d. y. 

The widow married second, Silas Utter, and resided at Ramsey's, N. J. 
II. JOHN JACOB, b. Dec. 23, 1839; d. unm. Mar. 28, 1S62, in the Civil War. He 
was in Co. E., sth N. J. Vols. 

358. III. PETER SMITH, b. May 10, 1841; m. Mary Ellen Nolan. 

359. IV. ALBERT BERDAN, b. Dec. 15, 1842; m. Hannah Cavin Montrose. 

V. CORDELIA ANN, b. April 5, 1845; d. 1906; m. Samuel Smith. Residence, 
Paterson, N. J. Issue: 
I. John W. Smith, b. Jan. 18, 1S69. 
II. Catharine A. Smith, b. Oct. 27. 1870. 
ni. Abraham Ryerson Smith, b. Aug. 11, 1872. 
IV. Charles A. Smith, b. Aug. 4, 1875. 
V. Samuel T. Smith, b. April 5, 1877. 
VI. Charity Smith, b. Mar. 30, 1879. 
VII. Sarah L. Smith, b. July 11, 1881; d. y. 
VIII. Sarah E. Smith, b. Nov. 21, 1883; d. y. 
IX. Mildred C. Smith, b. June 14, 1885; d. y. 
X. Peter J. Smith, b. Aug. 30, 1887. 
VI. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 14, 1847; m. William Dixon, of Ramsey's, N. J. 
VII. HANNAH, b. June 6, 1849; m. John Sisco, of Ramsey's, N. J. Issue: 
I. Charles Sisco, m. Susan Hatsel. 
n. Martha Sisco, m. Elijah Wanamaker. 

III. Calvin Sisco, m. Anna Wanamaker, dau. of Jacob Wanamaker. 

IV. Darwin Augustus Sisco; unm. 

V. Asenath Victoria Sisco, m. Joseph Sloat. 

VI. John Willard Sisco, m. Rose Landers. 
VIII. DAVID H., b. May 11, 1852; d. Aug., 1852. 

IX. GEORGE H., b. Mar. 12, 1854; m. Julia Bowen. Children: 
I. Alvin Ryerson. 
n. Rose Ryerson. 
X. DAVID, b. July 5, 1858; m., first, his cousin Emma Morse, granddaughter of 
Joseph and Kaziah (Ryerson) Morse. Children: 
I. William Henry Ryerson, b. May, 1878; m. Lizzie Mullen, dau. of Bernard 

and Catherine (Rupel) Mullen. 
II. Jennie Ryerson, m. William Houghes (or Hughes). 
III. Everett Ryerson. 


The mother died and David Ryerson m., second, Lena , and they 

had issue: 

IV. Harry Ryerson. 
V. Elsie Ryerson. 

234. JACOB RYERSON,^ (Jacob.' John J.^ Jacob,^ Rycr,- Martin'), youngest 
son of Jacob and Sarah (Beam) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 9, 1823. He resided 
at Greenwood Lake, N. Y., where he spent the greater portion of his life. 
He m. Letitia Van Tassel, dau. of Abraham and Catherine (Morgan) 
Van Tassel. She d. about 1884. Children: 

I. JOHN, b. 1S44. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and d. in 

Andersonville Prison. 
II. ROBERT, d. in service during the Civil War. 

360. III. ABRAHAM, m. three times. 

361. IV. ALBERT, m. Mary Barret. 

V. CHARLES, m. Johanna Bray. Residence, Greenwood Lake, N. Y. 

362. VI. JACOB, b. Jan. 17, 1854; m. Anne Barret. 

363. MI. SAMUEL, m. Rachel Dowlan. 

VIII. CATHERINE, m. Samuel Clark. Residence, Arden, N. J. 

235. WILLIAM F. RYERSON,*^ [Francis,^ William,^ William,' Rycr,- Martin'), 
son of Francis and Margaret (Doremus) Ryerson, was b. July 25, 1813; 
m. Feb. 8, 1834, Cornelia Osborn, b. Oct. 12, 1817; d. 1884. They resided 
on their farm on the Mountain east of Mountain View. Issue : 

I. FRANCIS W., b. Mar. 18, 1836; d. Feb. s, 1853- 
II. MARGARET E., b. June 5, 1838; d. Dec. 3, 1867; m. Oct. 30. 1864. George Clay. 

Residence, Orange. 
III. ANNA AUGUSTA, b. Sept. 14, 1841; m. June 8, 1862, Richard Husk (brother of 
Mark Husk, the husband of her cousin Lavina Ryerson). They resided at Clinton. 

364. IV. CORNELIUS VAN HOUTEN, b. Sept. 14, 1844; m. Ellen Doremus. 

V. OSBORN, b. April 3, 1846; m. Mar. 18, 1S68, Olive Freeman. Residence, 

Pompton Plains, N. J. 
VI. HENRIETTA, b. July 12, 1S48; d. Jan. 31, 1852. 

VII. MARY CATHERINE, b. Mar. 5, 1S51; m. July 3, 1866, Peter F. Keasted, of 
Mountain View. 

365. VIII. RALPH SPEAR, b. Sept. 27, 1853; m. three times. 

IX. CHRISTOPHER, b. Feb. 4, 1856. Residence, Oakland, N. J. 
X. JOHN HENRY, b. Aug. 30, 1858; d. Aug. 17, 1S60. 

XL EMMA F., b. Oct. 29, 1862; m. 1879, Henry Sauter, a Swiss. Residence, 
Mountain View. 

236. THOMAS F. RYERSON,^ {Francis," William,' William,' Ryer,- Martin'), 
son of Francis and Margaret (Doremus) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 13, 1815, and 
d. Nov. 13, 1882. He was killed on a R.R. crossing, by a train, only a short 
distance from his home. He m. June 19, 1847, Catherine Doremus, b. 
Oct. 30, 1822. Children: 


366. I. MORRIS EDEN, b. July 6, 1848; m. Caroline Plumley. 

II. MARGARET ANN, b. Oct. 8, 1849; m. John Cooper, and resided at Livingston. 

III. ELIZA JOSEPHINE, b. Nov. 10, 1851; m. John Bradevelt, and resided at 
Beavertown (Lincoln Park), N. J. 

367. IV. CORNELIUS HENRY, b. Nov. 30, 1854; m. Lizzie R. Brown. 

V. MARY ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 11, 1856; d. in 1862. 

237. PETER F. RYERSON,« {Francis,'' William,'' William,^ Ryer,^ Martin'), 
son of Francis and Margaret (Doremus) Ryerson, was b. in New Jersey, 
Nov. 4, 1817; d. in Corbin, Carolina Co., Va., Aug. 17, 1885. 

He was a farmer, and removed from New Jersey to Virginia, in 1877, 
where, on a large plantation, he remained until his death. He m., first, 
Aug. 31, 1839, Eliza Dodd, b. July 13, 1820, dau. of John and Maria 
(Van Houten) Dodd. His first wife died and he m., second, Mrs. Hester 
(Van Ness) Jacobus, widow of James 0. Jacobus, of New Jersey. She sur- 
vived him and was Postmistress at Corbin, CaroHna Co., Va. The 
children by his first wife, Eliza Dodd, were: 

I. JOHN DODD, b. Nov. 3, 1840; m. a widow and lives in Logan, la. 
II. FRANCIS, b. Jan. 29, 1843. Residence, Logan, la. 

368. III. JAMES NEWTON, b. Feb. 9, 1845; m. Abbie Wheaton. 

IV. LAVINIA, b. Feb. 25, 1847; m. Mark Husk. Residence, Newark. Children: 

I. Peter Husk. 
II. William Husk. 
III. Florence Husk. 

369. V. HENRY, b. Nov. 17, 1849; m. Abby Cadmus. Residence, Franklin, N. J. 

VI. GEORGE C, b. Sept. 4, 1851; d. Nov. 16, 1892; m., first, in 1887, Matilda Hill. 
She d. in 1883. Issue: 
I. Lulu Ryerson. 

He m., second, Mary , who is also dead. No issue. Therefore this 

family is extinct. 
VII. CHRISTIANNA A. (caUed Annie), b. Mar. 25, 1855; m. in May, 1874, Styles 
Van Ness. Residence, Fairfield, N. J. Children: 
I. Lloyd Van Ness. 
n. Zelda Van Ness. 
VIII. ELLEN JANE, b. June 20, 1857; m. Peter Cadmus, Nov., 1880. 
IX. WILBUR COOLEY, b. Sept. 25, 1859. Residence, Newark. 

By the second wife, Mrs. Hester Jacobus, he had issue: 

X. ADA B., b. Mar. 7, 1873; m. Horace May. Residence, Fredericksburg, Va. 
Children : 
I. Effie May. 
II. Clara May. 

III. Abner May. 

IV. Raymond May. 
v. Frederick May. 


XI. HERBERT P., b. AprO 24, 1S74; m. Lucy Kay, b. 1S76. Residence, Corbin, 
Va. Issue: 
I. Ethel Ryerson. 
XII. ERNEST v., b. Jan. 15, 1878, at Corbin. 

XIII. FLORETTIE JNIAY, b. 1876; m. Silas Sales. Residence, Corbin, Va., and has 
I. EsTELLE Sales. 
II. MiNTON J. Sales. 
in. Ernest Sales. 

238. WILLIAM NICHOLAS RYERSON, (called Nicholas),^ {Bernard,^ 
William,'^ William,^ Ryer,^ Martin^), son of Bernard and Mary (Van Duyne) 
Ryerson, was b. Aug. 17, 1834, and d. Feb. 26, 1891. He was a wholesale 
butter and cheese merchant of Newark, N. J. He m., first, in May, 1856, 
Anna E. Francisco, and had issue: 

370. I. FRED B., b. May 24, 1857; d. Aug., 1891; m. Mary Ryan. 
II. THOMAS CHESTER, b. Oct. 13, 1862; d. July 12, 1874. 

He m., second, in 1882, Anna M. Brown, a descendant of Major Brown 
of Revolutionary fame. 

239. ABRAHAM RYERSON,« (Gilliam,' Ryer,^ Johannis,^ Ryer^ Martin'), 
son of GiUiam and Margaret (Manning) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 14, 1798; d. 
Sept. 13, 1829; m. Rachel Van Houten, b. May 26, 1801, d. Nov. 9, 1868. 
They had one child: 

371. I. MARTIN, b. Aug. 7, 1826; d. Mar. 30, 1892; m. Mary Ann Christie Ramsey. 

240. JOHN RYERSON,« {Gilliam,'' Ryer,* Johannis,^ Ryer,"" Martin}), son of 
GilHam and Margaret (Manning) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 15, 1800, and d. 
May 16, 1863. He m. twice; first, Dec. 15, 1824, Effie or Eva, Garrison; 
second, Jan. 13, 1835, Catherine Storms. Their children were: 

I. JACOB, b. Aug. 25, 1826; m. Kate Arnold. 
II. MARY ELIZABETH, m. Benjamin Ostrander. 
III. LAVINIA, m. Abraham V. B. Zabriskie. 

241. LEVI RYERSON,^ {Gilliam,^ Ryer,* Johannis,^ Ryer,'- Martin'), son of 
GilHam and Margaret (Manning) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 8, 1805. He m. 
Dec. 30, 1830, Elizabeth Ackerman. They had five children: 

I. CORNELIUS, b. 1833; m. EUen Hildreth. 
II. ABRAHAM, b. June 3, 1834; d. June 22, 1871; unm. 

III. CATHERINE, b. Dec. 3, 1836; d. May 9, 1857, unm. 

IV. GILLIAM, m. Isabell — . 

V. ELIZABETH, m. George Nickerson. 


242. HON. MARTIN JOHN RYERSON,^ {John Af.,^ Martin J.,' Johannis,^ 
Ryer^ Martin'-), the only son of John M. and Clarissa (Van Winkle) Ryerson, 
was b. at Ringwood, N. J., Oct. 31, 1814, and d. July 30, 1889. He inherited 
a large property from his grandfather, and he, like his father and grandfather, 
was for a long time engaged in the manufacturing of wrought, or charcoal, 
iron. In 1848 he was elected State Senator. Mr. Ryerson was twice m.; 
first, on Sept. 26, 1843, to Mary Ann Conkhn, b. Sept. 4, €821, d. Sept. 18, 
i860. She was a great-granddaughter of Parson Johnes, who preached 
at Morristown during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Ryerson m., second, 
on Oct. 2, 1862, Anne E. Woodward, b. Nov. 7, 1833. There were five 
children by the first wife. 

372. I. ANDREW ZABRISKIE, b. July 24, 1844; m. Georgiana M. Linen. 
II. JOHN JACOB, b. Sept. 2, 1847; d. April 26, 1849. 

373. III. LOUIS JOHNES, b. Mar. 19, 1850; m. Janie Ryerson Roome. 
IV. CLARA, b. Mar. 14, 1854; d. Sept. 23, 1855. 

V. ELLA MARY, b. Jan. 23, 1856; d. at Springfield, Ohio, July 9, 1899; m. at Bloom- 
ingdale, N. J., Oct. s, 1893. James G. Rodgers, of Springfield, Ohio. Their 
children were: 
I. Francis Ryerson Rodgers, b. Sept. 7, 1894. 
II. Elinor Ryerson Rodgers, b. Aug. 20, 1896. 

By the second wife, Martin J. Ryerson had 3 children: 

VI. JOSEPHINE WOODWARD, b. Feb. 24, 1S65; d. Nov. i, 1865. 
VII. CATHERINE WOODWARD, b. Jan. 21, 1867; d. Sept. 3, 1868. 
VIII. MARTIN JOHN, b. July 15, 1S70; d. Aug. 2, 1870. 

243. HON. MARTIN J. RYERSON,* (Jacob M.,' Martin J.* Jolmnnis,' Ryer,^ 
Martin'), son of Jacob M. and Harriet (Colfax) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 19, 
1810, and d. Aug. 29, 1854. He resided at Ringwood, N. J. He was an 
attorney-at-law, and at one time a member of the New Jersey Legislature. 
He m. Marianna Falls, and they had three children: 

I. WILLIAM FALLS, b. April 25, 1845; m. Mary Martina Ryerson, dau. of Peter 
M. Ryerson. Residence, Newark, N. J. Member of firm of Ryerson & Hall. 

374. II. ROBERT COLFAX, b. Sept. 26, 1847; m. Kate H. Smith. 

III. SARAH ANN, m. Kennard J. Ross, of Pittston, Pa. They had two children: 
I. Marianna Ross. 
II. Jessie Ross, m. Percival Gibbie. 

244. DAVID AUSTEN RYERSON, « {Peter M.,^ Martin J.," Johannis,^ Ryer,^ 
Martin'), was the son of Peter M, and Mary A. (Williams) Ryerson. He 
resided in Newark, N. J., where he was engaged in the practice of law. He 
was admitted as an attorney in June, 1861, and counselor-at-law in June, 
187 1. He served with distinction during the Civil War. Upon learning of 


his father's death in the army he immediately went to Williamsburg, found 
his father's body and returned to Newark with it, and after the burial 
raised a company of soldiers of which he became Captain. He fought his 
first battle at Antietam, became afterwards connected with Sherman, and 
joined the famous "March to the Sea." In the battle of Gettysburg he 
was Major of his regiment, having been promoted. On the last day of 
this memorable battle he was badly wounded. He was invalided, and 
resigned. He m. Mary Mcllvaine Brown. They have one child: 

245. GEORGE DEBEVOISE RYERSON,^ (Jeromus,^ Jacob* Martin,'' Jacobus,-" 
Martin^), son of Jeromus and Sarah (Debevoise) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 21, 
1789. Resided at Bushwick. He married Jane Simonson. Issue: 

375. I. JEROME, b. Jan. 22, 1817; d. about 1856; m. Amanda Post. 
II. SARAH F.. m. Edward Cruikshank. Children: 

I. William C. Cruikshank, b. 1854; d. 1894; m. Mary A. Morley. Children: 
i. William Cruikshank, m. Mary Mack. 
ii. Edward A. Cruikshank, m. Grace Kintzing. 
Hi. Matilda Cruikshank. 
iv. Florence Cruikshank. 
V. Clinton Cruikshank. 
vi. Delia Cruikshank. 
n. Jane S. Cruikshank. 

III. James R. Cruikshank, m. Kate Mott, and had issue: 

i. Mrs. Kate Roberts, of Hempstead, L. I. 
ii. Edward Cruikshank. 
Hi. Bella Cruikshank. 

IV. Edward Cruikshank, m. Laura Decker. Widow and daughter Ruth live 
at Jamaica, L. I. 

V. Sarah Cruikshank, m. William Lingo. 

VI. Margaret Cruikshank, d. y. 

VII. George Cruikshank, unm. 

VIII. Annabel Cruikshank, d. y. 

i,\. Agnes Cruikshank. 

246. JOHN RYERSON,« {Martin,^ John,' Martin,^ Jacobus,^ Martin'), son of 
Martin and Ann (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 14, 1787, probably on the 
old homestead, and d. Feb. 16, 1832. He was a large land holder in Brook- 
lyn. He m., first, Feb. 27, 1813, Eleanor Van Cott, b. Dec. 27, 1787, d. 
Oct. 6, 1813. He m., second, Dec. 15, 1815, Margaret Simonson, b. July 26, 
1797, d. May 17, 1850. Children: 

L MARTIN, b. July 27, 1817; d. Nov. 27, 1S41; m. April 22, 1840, Mary Ann 
Griggs, b. July 5, 181 7; d. Nov. 15. 1842. She was a dau. of David W. and 
Maria Schenck (Bergen) Griggs. (See Bergen Family History.) 


II. PHOEBE ANN, b. Oct. 12, 1S20; d. Nov. 2, 1S63. 

376. III. JOHN, b. Sept. 22, 1822; d. April s, 1901: m. Maria Williamson. 
IV. GEORGE, b. Sept. 20, 1824; d. June 18, 1848; unm. 

377. V. JACOB, b. Oct. 29, 1826; m. Catherine A. Nostrand. 

VI. WILLIAM FREDERIC, b. July 4, 1828; d. May 26, 1849. 

247. JACOB RYERSON,^ {Martin,^ Jokn,^ Martin,^ Jacobus,^ Martin^), son 
of Martin and Ann (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. July 7, 17^2, and d. April 6, 
1826. Resided in New Bedford. He married Lydia Folk, Jan. 27, 1822. 
They had one child : 

378. I. MARTIN, m. twice. 

248. WILLIAM RYERSON," {Stephen,^ Cornelius* Martin,^ Cornelius,^ 
Martin'^), son of Stephen and Jane (Smith) Ryerson, was b. June 11, 1822; 
d. April 8, 1890. Was a farmer residing near Flushing, L. I. He m. 
Cornelia Fisher. Issue: 

I. JANE, b. about 1850; m., first, Benjamin Johnson; second, Richard Jarvis. Issue: 

I. Nellie Johnson, m. Charles Lawrence. 

II. ISABELLA, m. John Bergen. Issue: 

I. Sarah Bergen, m. George Groetsy, of Murray Hill, L. I. 

III. MINNIE, m. a Mr. Carter. 

IV. SUSAN, m. John Jones, of Gravesend, L. I. 

V. CHARLES, b. Feb. 28, 1854; m. Martha Fields. Residence, Flushing, L. I. Issue: 

I. Bert Ryerson, b. Jan. 12, 1879; m. Alice Speedling. 

II. Arthur Ryerson, b. July 18, 1882; m. Laura Speedling. Issue: 

i. Albert Ryerson. 
m. Wesley Ryerson, b. Dec. 12, 1884. Served in the Philippine Islands, a 
member of Co. L., 3d Bat., Eng. Corps, U. S. Army. 

249. CORNELIUS HENRY RYERSON,^ {William," Cornelius* Martin,^ 
Cornelius,^ Martin^), eldest son of Wilham and Phoebe (Watts) Ryerson, 
was b. about 1813; d. Mar. 19, 1889. Resided at Flushing, L. I., and at, 
or near, Woodland, Wis., where he owned property. He m., first, EUza 
Brauer, and had issue: 

I. MELISSA, m. a Mr. Loop, of Westfield, N. Y. 

He m., second, Charlotte Cole, of Woodland, Wis., and had issue: 

II. IDA ELIZ.\BETH, b. April i, 1863; m. at Flushing, L. I., June 4, 1885, Arthur 
Hall, of London, England. Residence, Walden, N. Y. Issue: 

I. Charlotte Elizabeth Hall, b. at Flushing, L. I., June 22, 1886. 

II. Marion Ryerson Hall, b. Aug. 13, 1888. 
lu. Walter Berian Hall, b. Nov. 20, 1892. 

III. ANNA, d. y. 

IV. UNION, d. y. 


250. WELLL\M J. RYERSON, « {William,^ Cornelius,'^ Martin,^ Cornelius,'^ 
Martin^), son of William and Phoebe (Watts) Ryerson, was b. Nov. i8, 1823, 
and d. suddenly at his residence, Newtown, L. I., on May 25, 1879. He m. 
Wilhemina Martin, and they had issue: 

379. I. EDWARD ADLINGTON, b. Dec. 11, 1852; m. Alice Stone. 
II. CORNELIUS, b. 1854. Disappeared at the age of 13. 

380. III. LEONxARD, b. May, 1856; d. April, 1899; m. Evelyn Augusta Hudson. 

381. IV. WILLIAM, m. Georgianna Acker. 

V. MARY, b. Feb. 11, 1855; m. Henry Tustin, of Brooklyn, and they had issue: 
I. A dau. who d. y. 
n. Florence Tustin, b. circa 1894. 
VI. HESTER, d. circa 1891; m. Frank Brown. Issue: 
I. William Brown, d. y. 

II. Frank Brown, d. y. 
ui. Wilhemina Brown. 
IV. Arthur Brown. 

251. JOHN CORNELIUS RYERSON, Jr.,« {John C," Cornelius,^ George,^ 
Cornelius,'^ Martin^), son of John C. and Rosanna (Travers) Ryerson, was b. 
Feb. 3, 1817; d. 1880. He m. in 1846, Susan L. Tilley, dau. of Ephraim 
Tilley, of Logus Valley, L. I. The widow lived in Brooklyn, N. Y., with her 
widowed dau. Mrs. Sarah McCoun. Issue: 

I. PHOEBE, b. Nov., 1847; m. Lieut. William H. Hamilton, a graduate of West 
Point and son of Gen. Charles Hamilton, of Flushing, L. I. Issue: 
I. Viola Hamilton, m. William E. Brown. 
II. SARAH E., b. June, 1850; m. Capt. George W. McCoun. He was Capt. of Co. I., 
isSth N. Y., and served through the Civil War. He d. at Oyster Bay, L. I., in 
1873. No issue. Widow lives with her mother in Brooklyn. 

III. LYDIA A., b. Oct., 1852; m. Charles H. Phillips. Issue: 

I. Lillian Maud Phillips, b. Feb., 1872; m. Dr. John W. Pierce, son of 

Capt. George Pierce, 
n. Mary Allen Phillips, b. Feb., 1872; m. Rudolph Brause. No issue. 

III. Isabella Colton Phillips, b. Aug., 1876; m. Dr. William Lieliendahl, of 

IV. Alice Dodge Phillips, b. Mar., 1880; m. Harry Hoagland. 
V. Matilda Louise Phillips, b. Aug., 1881; m. Frank Soper. 

VI. Ethel McLear Phillips, b. Nov. 18, 1884. 
VII. Frank Cortland Phillips, b. June 12, 1885. 
vni. Viola Lavinia Phillips, b. July 18, 1891. All live in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

IV. MARY LOUISE, b. Mar. 22, 1852; m. Dr. Rudolph Plageman. 

V. FRANKLIN B., d. unm. in his 34th year. Lieutenant 13th Reg., N. Y. 

VII. JOHN C, d. y. 


252. ALFRED RYERSON," {John C./ Cornelius* George,^ Cornelius,'' Martin^), 
son of John C. and Rosanna (Travers) Ryerson, was b. at Oyster Bay, L. I., 
May 14, 182 1, and d. Dec. 31, 1895. He m. Feb. 14, 1843, at Oyster Bay, 
L. I., Mary, dau. of Daniel and Sarah (Sexton) Bedell, b. Sept. 2, 1822. 
The widow, although very feeble, was Hving in 1904 with her dau., Mrs. 
Colder, at Baldwin, L. I. Their children were: 

I. ANTOINETTE, b. Sept. 8, 1843; m., first, Aug. 26, 1865, \Villiam Birdsall, b. 
April 22, 1830; d. Nov. 22, 1871. Issue by first husband: 
I. Antoinette Birdsall, b. Feb. 2, 1867; m., first, George Anderson, who d. 

April, 189s; second, Edgar Wright. 
II. Susan J. Birdsall, b. Feb. 6, 1870; m., first. Christian Ertel; second, J. R. 

Mrs. Birdsall, m., second, June 4, 1873, Walter Story, b. May 16, 1836. 
Residence, Ocean Side, L. I. Issue: 

III. Eliza P. Story, b. Mar. 7, 1874; m. Pitman D. Combs. 

IV. Minnie Story, b. April 12, 1876; m. L. M. Baldwin. 

V. Mary Etta Story, b. Jan. 28, 1877; m. Daniel Carmen. 
VI. Julia F. Story, b. Nov. 23, 1882; m. John A. Seaman. 
VII. Zella Story, b. April 2, 1886. 
vni. Walter Story, d. y. 
II. DANIEL, b. Mar. 21, 1845; d. AprU 21, 1847. 

III. ELIZABETH, b. AprQ 14, 1847; m. Jan. 13, 1867, Theodore Van Nostrand, of 
Brooklyn. Residence, New York City. Issue: 

I. Alfred Van Nostrand. 
II. Hattie Van Nostrand. 
m. Charles Van Nostrand. 

IV. DELEPHINE, b. Jan. 21, 1849; m.. first, Oct. 25, 1871, Francis M. Southard. 

I. Minnie Southard, d. y. 

The mother m., second, Thomas Dorlon, and had issue: 
II. Zella Dorlon. 

The mother m., for her third husband, James Lewis, of Hempstead, and 
has issue: 

III. Edgar Lewis. 

V. MARY E., b. Feb. 21, 1851; m. John Denton. Issue: 
I. Gertrude Denton. 
II. Lillian Denton. 
m. Ernest Denton. 

IV. John Denton. 

VI. ALFRED, b. June i, 1853; d. Oct. 14, 1854. 

VII. SARAH ELMA, b. Feb. 8, 1857; m. Edgar Colder. Residence, Baldwin, L. I. 
I. Percy Colder. 
II. Alered Colder. 
VTII. ALFARETTA, b. Aug. 20, i860; m. Lansing Bedell. Residence, Baldwin, L. I. 


I. Eden Bedell. 

II. Nora Bedell. 

lu. Sarah Bedell. 

IV. Susan Bedell. 

V. Etta Bedell. 

VI. Ruth Bedell. 

VII. Stella Bedell. 

vm. Abigail Bedell. 

IX. Delia Bedell. 

IX. ALNORAH, twin sister of Alfaretta, b. Aug. 20, i860; m. Charles H. Johnson. 

Residence, Jamaica, L. I. Issue: 

I. Lyla Johnson. 

II. Julia Johnson. 

III. Mary Johnson. 

IV. Theodore Johnson. 
V. Henry Johnson. 

VI. Lewis Johnson. 
VII. Nora Johnson. 
VIII. Hattie Johnson. 
X. PHOEBE, b. Sept. 21, 1863; d. Jan. 24, 1869. 
XI. ROSANNA, b. Nov. 3, 1865, d. y. 

253. JACOB TRAVERS RYERSON,« {John C.,' Cornelius,' George,' Cornelius,^ 
Martin^), son of John C. and Rosanna (Travers) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 24, 
1823, and d. July 26, 1891 ; m. Mar. 25, 1845, Celia Liscom, b. Nov. 27, 1830. 
Their children were: 

382. I. JOHN LISCOM, b. Mar. 12, 1846; d. in May, 1893; m. twice. 

II. ELIZABETH C, m. Mar. 30, 1874, Charles Falls. He d. and the widow resided 
with her mother in Brooklyn. 

III. JARVIS R., b. Jan. 8, 1850; m. Jennie McGee. Children: 

I. Jennie Ryerson. 
II. Celia Ryerson. 

IV. ALFRED, d. AprU 2, 1S57. 

V. BERNADO, b. Jan. 6, 1857. Lives on Long Island. 
VI. GEORGE, b. Nov. 14, 1862; d. y. 
VII. FRANCIS, d. y. 
VIII. ALFRED, d. y. 
IX. WILLIAM, b. Feb. 10, 1865; m. Louise Nelson. Residence, Brooklyn. Issue: 
I. William (called Harry) Ryerson. 
u. Anna Ryerson. 
X. NATHANIEL, b. Nov. 12, 1867. 

XL MINNIE G., m. C. H. Bromley, b. Jan. 13, 1870. Issue: 
I. Cecelia Bromley, living in Brooklyn. 

254. WILLIAM RYERSON,^ {Jesse,^ Cornelius,' George,' Cornelius,^ Martin'), 
son of Jesse and Susan (Carmen) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 9, 1829. He resided 
at Bald\\in, L. I. He m. Ann Baldwin, and their children were: 


I. MARY, m. Aaron Petit, and they have issue: 
I. Fannie Petit. 
II. Elizabeth Petit. 

III. William Petit. 

IV. John Petit. 

II. DELIA, m. William Carmen. Issue: 

I. Frederick Carmen. Residence, Baldwin, L. I. 
III. JOHN, b. Jan. 17, 1855; m. Hannah Somers. Issue: ' 

I. M.\RY Ryerson, m. Edward Vandewater. Residence, Hempstead, L. I. 
II. Jesse Ryerson. 
III. Earl Ryerson. 

255. JOHN HOPKINS RYERSON,« {George,' Martin,' George,^ Cornelius,^ 
Martin^), son of George and Sarah (Hopkins) Ryerson, was b. April 2, 1812, 
and d. July 14, i860. He was a wholesale leather merchant of New York. 
He also owned and operated the Third Ave. line of stages in the early days 
before the streetcars took the place of stagecoaches. He m., in New York, 
Catherine R. Romaine, who survived him. She was the dau. of Philip and 
Catherine (Banta) Romaine, who were m. in New York, Mar. 24, 1784. (See 
Banta Gen.) The children of John H. Ryerson and Catherine his wife were: 

I. EMMA LOUISE, m. S. E. Hawkins. 
II. SARAH, d. in infancy. 

III. MARY, d. in infancy. 

IV. JOHN HENRY, b. Sept. 27, 1850; m. Rebecca Blake. Residence, New York. 
No issue. 

V. CATHERINE (Kate). Not married. Resided at home. 
VI. WILLIAM A., b. Jan. 23, 1857; m. Rosetta L. Iserman. No issue. 
VII. ESTELLE ROMAINE, m. Augustus Hewitt. 

256. GEORGE VAN RENNSALAER RYERSON,^ {George,^ Martin,' George,^ 
Cornelius,'^ Martin^) , youngest son of George and Sarah (Hopkins) Ryerson, 
d. Jan. 6, 1882. He married Jane Bell. Their children were: 

L EDWARD, d. y. 
383. II. GEORGE VAN RENNSALAER, Jr., m. Mrs. Annie Eliza (Curtis) Wilson. 

257. GEORGE RYERSON,' (John,' Martin,' George,^ Cornelius,^ Martin'), 
eldest son of John and Jane (Bremner) Ryerson, was b. June 12, 1801, and 
d. June 21, 1880. He m. Mrs. Maria (Aikley) Carmen, dau. of James 
Aikley, and widow of Silas Carmen, b. July 3, about 1796; d. about 1885. 
When she m. Mr. Ryerson she already had two children by her first hus- 
band, Silas Carmen, one of whom, Sarah J. Carmen, married Thomas W. 
Fowler and became the mother of the renowned Dr. George Ryerson 
Fowler, late of Brooklyn, N. Y. The children of George Ryerson and 
Maria (Aikley) Carmen were: 


I. JOHN, d. at Hoboken, N. J., July 23, 1901; unm. 

II. CAROLINE, d. Aug. 20, 1901; m. Robert Boorman; d. circa Mar. 25, iSSo. 
I. Robert Bookman. 
n. George R. Boorman. 
in. John Ryerson Boorman. 

III. ELIZABETH, d. about 1893; m. Frederick Marquardt. Issue: 

I. George Ryerson Marquardt. 

II. Joseph Marquardt. 

III. Lillian Marquardt, m. a Mr. Alexander. Others who d. y. 

IV. MARY ANN, b. April i, 1837; d. May 9, 1856. 

258. JOHN BREMNER RYERSON,*! {John,^ Martin,^ George,^ Cornelius,^ 
Martin^), son of John and Jane (Bremner) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 8, 1804, 
and d. Nov. 3, 1868. He m. Maria Jane Herbert, b. 1808, d. May 16, 1866. 
Early in life he learned the cabinet making trade, but later engaged with 
his brothers Andrew and George in the manufacturing of furniture. They 
had nine children: 

L MATTHIAS BREWEN, b. 1830; d. Feb. 11, 1836. 
IL SAMUEL BREWEN, b. 1836; d. June 12, 1836. 

III. MARGARET AUGUSTA, who d. at the age of 10 months and 9 days. 

IV. JOHN HENRY, b. 1837; d. Mar. 3, 1S62. 

V. ELEANOR, d. about 1898; m. Alexander Forbes. Residence, Yonkers, and at 
Scarsdale, N. Y. Issue: 
I. Julia Haneord Forbes, m. Henry Underbill. She is now a widow. 
11. Ella Ryerson Forbes, m. James Cummings. 
III. Clara Josephine Forbes. Residence, Yonkers, N. Y. 
VI. MARY, m. Theron Rykert, a Canadian. 

VII. CAROLINE COULTER, b. Feb. i, 1S40. Resided at New Brunswick, N. J. 
She made it her life work to aid and assist worthy charities and for years worked 
among the unfortunate in the slums of New York, carrying words of cheer and 
comfort, distributing alms and attending the sick, and her name is reverenced 
and honored by all who knew her. 
VIII. CATHERINE BREMNER, b. Feb. i, 1845; m. Thomas Hatchings, a con- 
tractor and builder. Residence, Harlem, N. Y. Issue: 
I. Herbert Penfield Hutchings, b. July 7, 1872; m. Gertrude Z. King. 

II. Grace Hutchings, b. July 31, 1874. 

III. Florence L. Hutchings, b. July 8, 1S79. 

IV. Frederick Wilbur Hutchings, b. April 30, 1881. 

IX. GEORGE W., b. about 1S49, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He d. in 1876 at the end of his 
junior year in the Auburn Theological Seminary; m. in Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 
5, 1874, Ellen Gazlay. No issue. 

259. ANDREW BREMNER RYERSON,^ (Jolin.' Martin,* George,^ Cornelius,-' 
Martin^), son of John and Jane (Bremner) Ryerson, was b. in Jamaica, L. I., 
June 2, 1809, and d. June 13, 1888. He was engaged in the manufacturing 


of furniture in New York for a number of years. Later in life he removed to 
Brooklyn. He m. Pelatiah Brinkerhoff, b. Sept. 22, 1802, d. Jan. 4, 1859. 
Both were buried at Jamaica, L. I. Their children were: 

I. MARY BERRIEN, b. Sept. 22, 1835; d. Feb. 7, 1897; m. John R. Bragaw, b. 
June 3, 1833; d. Dec. 23, iSqo, son of Andrew and Mary (Hamilton) (Leveridge) 
Bragaw, of Long Island. Children: 

I. Mary Etta Bragaw, b. Feb. 23, 1865. 

II. Kate Estelle Bragaw, b. Aug. 30. 1S68; d. Sept. i, 1868. 

III. Andrew L. Bragaw, b. Mar. 26, 1870; d. .'\ug. 19, 1S82. 

IV. Elmirah Rich (called Milo), Bragaw, b. Aug. 27, 1S72. 
V. .\ugusta S. Bragaw, b. Aug. 24, 1874; d. May 14, 1881. 

384. II. THEODORE, b. Jan. 8, 1839; m. Mary Matilda Coe. 

III. CATHERINE, b. Oct. 2, 1843; d. Feb. 5, 189S; m. Charles Cornell. No issue. 
Two others who d. in infancy. 

260. HENRY RYERSON," {John,'' Martin,' George,^ Cornelius,^ Martin'), son 
of John and Jane (Bremner) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 9, 1807, and d. Nov. 22, 
1871. He was a contractor and builder in New York. He m. Margaret 
Hull Willet, b. Oct. 11, 1810; d. Mar. 7, 1874. Their children were: 

I. MARTHA ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 28, 1832; d. Dec. 22, 1866; unm. 
II. JENNIE, b. Dec. 9, 1835; d. Oct. 13, 1895; m. Louis Monroe Winans, and 
resided in New York. Issue: 
I. Henry Winans, m. Louise Steitz. 

II. Margaret Winans, m. George L. Woodward. 

III. Irving Winans. Residence, New York. 

III. MARY LOUISE, b. July 18, 1839. Residence, New York. 

IV. CHARLES, b. Jan. 24, 1842. Enlisted for service in the Civil War, and served on 
General Sickles' Staff. He was killed May 5, 1S62, at the Battle of Williamsburg. 

VI. MARGARET ANN, b. June 21, 1846; d. Oct. 4, 1S98; unm. 

385. VII. SPENCER, b. Dec. 14, 1848; d. Mar. 25, 1892; m. Ann Brotherton. 

261. RICHARD WIGGINS RYERSON,^ (John,^ Martin,* George,^ Cornelius,^ 
Martin'), son of John and Jane (Bremner) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 20, 1816, 
and d. Feb. 20, 1851. He resided at Hoboken, N. J. He m. Helen M. 
Nixon, b. Mar. 25, 1819, and d. Feb. 14, 1869. Issue: 

I. CORNELLS, b. Dec. i, 1840; m. Moses Augustus Letts. Issue: 
I. Eva Letts, m. Isaac Moore. 
II. Mary Letts. 

III. Julius Letts, m. Emma McDougal. Residence, Port Richmond, S. I. 

IV. Jennie Letts, m. Charles Dayton. Residence, New York. 

II. HELEN JANE, b. July 27, 1842; m. Julius Van Meerbeek. Resided at Totten- 
viUe, S. I. No issue. 

IIL ELIZABETH NIXON, b. Sept. 7, 1844; d. June 7, 1856. 
IV. MARY CLARK, b. May 28, 1S46; d. Dec. 27, 1868; unm. 


V. RICHARD MARTIN, b. Feb. 13, 1S49; m. Anne Oliver, dau. of Henry Alfred 
and Selina (Dawters) Oliver, of Rochester, County Kent, England. He enlisted 
at the outbreak of the Civil War at the age of 14 and served through the war. 
They had two dau. who d. in infancy. Residence, Rosebank, S. I. 
VI. SARAH LOUISE, b. Dec. 6, 1850; d. an infant. 

262. REV. MARTIN RYERSON," {John,^ Martin,'^ George? Cornelius,- 
Martin^), son of John and Jane (Bremner) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 6, 1820, 
and d. 1865. He graduated from Princeton, and became pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church in New Brunswick, N. J. He was also officially con- 
nected with the Union Theological Seminary, New York. He m. June 9, 
1857, Elizabeth Van Dyke. Resided at New Brunswick, N. J. Their 
children were: 

I. MARGARET GULICK, b. July 5, 184S; d. Dec. 17, 1868. 
II. ANN VAN DYKE, b. Sept. 6, 1850. 

III. JANE (or Jennie), b. Jan. 11, 1853; m. Aug. 11, 18S3, George Lunt. Issue: 

I. Helen Lunt, b. Feb. 27, 1886. 
II. Florence Bell Lunt, b. Feb. 12, 1884; d. Mar. 2, 1900. 

IV. MARY VAN DYKE, b. Oct. 24, 1855; d. Mar. 4, 1861. 

263. JOHN RAPPELIE RYERSON," (Tliemiis,^ Theunis* Theunis? Frans,^ 
Martin'^), eldest son of Theunis and Jane (Boice) Ryerson, was b. in New 
York City, Aug. 14, 1805; d. Mar. 12, 1875; m. Martha Steele. Resided 
in Pater son. Their children were : 

I. SAMUEL, b. May 29, 1826; m. Ruth Howell, b. Dec, 1827. 
II. THEUNIS, m. Rose A. Anderson. 
III. JANE, m. a Mr. Bennet. Residence, Michigan. 

264. GEORGE BOICE RYERSON,« {Theunis? Theunis? Theunis? Frans? 
Martin^), son of Theunis and Jane (Boice) Ryerson, was b. in New York 
City, Jan. 30, 1808; d. Aug. 8, 18 — . He m. Clara Crane, dau. of Timothy 
B. Crane by his first wife. Mr. Ryerson left New Jersey and went West in 
the early days. Children: 

I. SARAH, m. and had two children. She started for California, probably to join 
her husband, and had to travel by the common method in those days, the covered 
prairie wagon. She and her children were never heard of and it is supposed 
they perished on the journey. 
II. CLARA, m. Cornelius C. Schurter. Residence, Newburg, N. Y. No issue. 
386. III. GEORGE B., Jr., b. 1824; d. Jan. 27,, 1896; m. twice. 

265. RICHARD RYERSON," (Theunis? Theunis? Theunis? Frans? Martin'), 
son of Theunis and Jane (Boice) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 19, 1813, and d. April 
4, 1895. He was a cabinet maker and farmer, residing in New Jersey, 


and also in Michigan. His widow survived and resided with her son in 
Cedar Creek Township, near Holton, Muskegon Co., Mich. Mr. Ryerson 
was twice married; first, in 1835, to Sarah Ackerman, who was a sister of 
Rachel Ackerman, wife of his brother Abraham. She was b. April 20, 1810, 
and d. Sept. 27, 1847. Mr. Ryerson's second wife was Maria Gardinierre, 
who was b. at Fultonville, N. Y., July 18, 1821. Children by the first 

I. JANE, b. April 2, 1836; m. first, Walter Bullen, July 3, 1858; second, Dec. 25, 
1865, John Hepp, of Muskegon, Mich, in which city they resided. Issue: 
I. Mary Louise Bullen, b. Sept. 6, 1859; m. June 8, 1878, E. W. Thayer. 
They reside in Muskegon, Mich., and have issue: 
i. John Thayer, b. June 5, 1879. 
a. Martin Sherman Thayer, b. July 10, 1881. 
Hi. Edgar W. Thayer, \ , . , , 
iv.IrL Thayer, ') twins, b. Aug. 24, 189 1. 

II. MARIA, b. Feb. 7, 1838; d. 1905; m. Nov. 7, 1864, Henry J. Moth. Residence, 
Kenosha, Wis. Issue: 
I. Bessie J. Moth, b. Nov. 8, 1866. 

11. Robert H. Moth, b. June 3, 1872. He is city engineer of Kenosha, Wis. 
He m. June 3, 1902, Addie L. Rice, and ihey have issue: 
i. Margery Elizabeth Moth, b. Mar. 13, 1903. 
ii. James Ryerson Moth, b. May 11, 1904. 

III. MARTIN, b. April 25, 1840; m. April 6, 1867, Adelia Wilson. He is a farmer of 
Cedar Creek Township, Muskegon Co., Mich. Issue: 

I. Loms Martin Ryerson, b. May 18, 1875. 
II. Minnie Mabel Ryerson, b. Sept. 23, 1878. 

IV. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 13, 1842; d. Jan. i, 1895; m. Nov. 14, 1866, George Dohs. 

I. Frank Nelson Dohs, b. Nov. 5, 1870; d. Aug. 21, 1871. 
n. Charles Nelson Dohs, b. Oct. 27, 1872. An attorney residing at St. 
Paul, Minn. He m. Sept. i, 1897, Caroline H. Sturgis. 
V. RICHARD, Jr., b. Sept. 30, 1846; m., first, in Aug., 1872, Eliza Hendrickson; 
second, May 22, 1884, Anna Boss. He is a merchant of Fremont, Mich. Issue: 
I. Neva Ryerson. b. April, 1874; m. Feb. 4, 1894, John Jordan. He is an 
employee of the Crane Bros. j\Ifg. Co., of Chicago. Residence, Moreland, 
lU. Issue: 
i. Dorothy Jordan, h. Sept. 22, 1895. 
ii. John Jordan, b. Mar. 14, 1900. 
II. Martin A. Ryerson, b. Dec. 28, 1899. 

Children by the second wife: 

VI. CHARLES D., b. Nov. 19, 1S50, at Kenosha, Wis.; d. Nov. 9, 1896; m. Eliza- 
beth I\I. Ruprecht. Their children were: 
I. Lulu Ryerson, b. Mar. 9, 1877, at Cedar Creek, Mich.; m. at Muskegon, 
Mich., April 5, 1898, Amza A. Morrison. Issue: 
i. Richard Charles Morrison, b. Dec. 7, 1903. 


II. Grace L. Ryerson, b. June 19, 1884, at Cedar Creek, Mich. 
III. Blanche E. Ryerson, b. Nov. 13, 1893, at Cedar Creek, Mich. 
VII. SARAH LOUISE, b. Oct. 28, 1848, at Kenosha, Wis.; d. 1871; m. at Cedar Creek, 
Mich., Sept. 10, 1865, Thomas Olson. Residence, Holton, Mich. Issue: 
I. Ole Olson. 

n. Ida Olson, m. at Muskegon, Mich., in Nov., 1888, Louis Pichette. Issue: 
i. Melvina Louisa Pichette, b. 1890. 
a. Edna Florence Pichette, b. 1892. 
Hi. Neva Pichette, b. 1894. 
iv. Irene Pichette. 
V. Olga Anna Pichette, b. 1900. 
VIII. MARY ELLEN, b. Feb. 24, 1853, at Kenosha, Wis.; m. at Cedar Creek, Mich., 
July 16, 1S71, Arthur F. Sevrey. Issue: 
I. Alva Sevrey, b. 1872; d. 1882. 
n. George A. Sevrey, b. May 12, 1876. 

III. Arthur E. Sevrey, b. Mar. 16, 1880. 

IV. Albert F. Sevrey, b. 1888; d. 1900. 

IX. IDA J., b. Sept. IS. 1855, at Muskegon, Mich.; m. at Cedar Creek, Mich., Sept. 

19. 1875, John Martin. They reside in California. 
X. GEORGE, b. Aug. 23, 1861, at Cedar Creek, Mich. He went West and has not 

been heard from by his relatives in many years. 
XI. ANNA, b. Mar. 15, 1859, at Muskegon, Mich.; d. in 1863. 

XII. ANNA, b. April 30, 1863, at Cedar Creek, Mich.; m., first, at San Diego, Cal., 
June 9, 1S90, Thomas R. Berry; second, H. A. Denton. 

266. ABRAHAM RYERSON,^ {Theunis,^ Theunis," Theunis,^ Frans,"^ Martin"), 
son of Theunis and Jane (Boice) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 19, 1816, in Preak- 
ness, N. J., and d. Feb. 7, 1885. He was buried at Hastings, Mich., where 
his widow survived him for many years. He was a farmer. He m. Rachel 
Ackerman, sister of Sarah, the wife of Richard Ryerson, brother of the 
aforesaid Abraham. Mrs. Ryerson d. in 1904. Children: 

387. I. ABRAHAM, Jr., b. Aug. 6, 1839; d. Nov. 6, 1S99; m. Harriet A. SartweU. 
II. GEORGE, b. Mar. 15, 1842; d. Oct. 3, 1855. 

III. SARAH, b. Mar. 14, 1845; d- Feb., 1879; m. John Stewart. Issue: 
I. Belle Stewart, d. y. 
II. Alameda Stewart, m. Louis Titus, and resided in Washington State. 

388. IV. FRANK C, b. Dec. 12, 1851; m. twice. 

389. V. MARTIN E., b. April 4, 1857; m. Elizabeth Hardy. 

VI. FREDERICK A., b. Sept. 19, 1859; m. Charlotte Dodd. They have one child 
(by adoption) Martin La Verne Ryerson, b. April, 1902. 

267. HON. MARTIN RYERSON,« {Theunis,^ Theiniis,' Theunis,^ Frans,' 
Martin'^), son of Theunis and Jane (Boice) Ryerson, was born in Paterson, 
N. J., Jan. 6, 1818; died in Boston, Mass., Sept. 6, 1887. He left New 
Jersey in 1834, when but 16 years of age, and went to Michigan with the 


intention of trading with the Indians. At Detroit he met Mr. Richard 
Godfrey, who was at that time fitting out an expedition, and started with 
him, in the course of a few weeks, for the Indian settlements. For some 
years he continued to trade with the Indians, but reaHzing the great wealth of 
the Michigan forests he went to Muskegon and, after learning the business, 
purchased from the T. Newell Co. their mill at that place. This mill was 
soon replaced by a much larger and more thoroughly equipped plant. 
From this on his rise in the industrial and financial world was assured and 

In 1851 Mr. Ryerson removed to Chicago and became associated with 
Mr. John N. WilHams and R. W. Morris in the lumber industry under the 
firm names of Wilhams, Ryerson and Co., of Chicago, and Ryerson & Morris 
of Muskegon, which later became Martin Ryerson and Co. of Chicago, and 
Ryerson, Hills & Co., of Muskegon. For over 30 years Mr. Ryerson was 
identified with the growth and progress of Chicago. Of his wealth he gave 
Hberally to every worthy cause. His was a long and useful life which 
ended suddenly in Boston, Mass., Sept. 6, 1887. 

Mr. Ryerson married three times. First, when quite a young man, 
located far from civiHzation in the forests of Michigan and they had one 
child, Mary. He married, second, in 1851, Louisa M., dau. of Deacon 
Pierre C. Duverney, of Grand Haven. She died shortly after, without 
leaving issue. Mr. Ryerson married, third, in 1855, Mary, dau. of Antoine 
Campau, of Grand Rapids, Mich., who was a brother of "Old Uncle Louis 
Campau," and by her he had one child. Mrs. Ryerson died Jan. 8, 1907, 
in Pasadena, California. Mr. Ryerson's children were: 

By the first wife: 

I. MARY, d. 1887; m. Charles R. Butts, and they had one child: 

I. Julia Butts, b. 1845; m- ^larco Juhn, of Vienna, Austria, and they have 

i. Jurica Juhn. 
ii. Mary Juhn. 
Hi. Antoine Juhn. 
iv. Margaret Juhn. 
Residence, Zurich, Switzerland. 

By the third wife, Mary A. Campau: 

390. II. MARTIN ANTOINE, b. Oct. 26, 1S56; m. Caroline Hutchinson. 

268. JOHN RYERSON,« (/o/m,^ T/minis,* Theunis,^ Frans,- Martin'), son 
of John and Mary (Terhune) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 23, 1815, in Hackensack, 
N. J.; d. in New York City, Oct. 26, 1866. He was a seafaring man and 
enhsted in the U. S. Navy. He m. Abigail Ann Boardman, b. 1819, d. Mar. 


13, 1896. She m., second, George Richbeck. The children of John and 
Abigail (Boardman) Ryerson were: 

I. MARY FRANCES, b. Jan. 31, 1838; d. AprO 15, 1893; m. Aug. 16, 1859, Albert 

Brink. Resided in the West. 
II. LUCRETIA A., b. May 31, 1845; m. June 22, 1862, George Foos. No issue. 

III. JOHN B., b. July, 1847; d. Sept. 11, 1894; unm. 

IV. ELIZA A., b. April 30, 1850; d. Nov. 6, 1897; m. Edward Ewen of Brooklyn. 

I. A daughter, d. y. 

11. Grace Ewen, m. Charles Thomas, of Brooklyn, and they have issue: 
i. George Thomas, 
a. Edna Thomas. 
V. GEORGE W., b. Sept. 17, 1852; m. Louisa Deliot, daughter of John and Angeline 
Deliot, of New York. She was b. July 29, 1851. He resided in Newark. Their 
children were: 
I. Maud E. Ryerson, b. Nov. 29, 1880. 
II. Mabel L. Ryerson, b. Sept. 22, 1883; d. y. 

III. Effie a. Ryerson, b. Sept. 19, 1886. 

IV. George W. Ryerson, b. Feb. 17, 18S9; d. y. 

v. George W. Ryerson, b. June 21, 1890; resided at home. 

269. ALBERT RYERSON,^ {John," Tkeunis* Theunis,^ Frans,^ Martin"), son 
of John and Mary (Terhune) Ryerson, was b. in Paterson, N. J., July 28, 
1824, and d. Dec. 23, 1862. He entered the U. S. Navy Feb. 6, 1849. 
He m. Agnes L. Kaspar. They resided at, or near, Kingston, N. Y. Chil- 

I. MARY ELLEN, b. Jan. 19, 1852; d. Feb., 1S76; m. in 1872, Hiram C. Bone- 
steel, of Kingston, N. Y. 
391. II. EDMUND ALBERT, b. Oct. 12, 1854; m. Adelaide R. Finch. 

III. CHARLES ABRAHAM, b. Nov. 8, 1862, in Steep Rocks, N. Y.; d. Feb. 16, 
1885; m. in 1883, Mary Frances, dau. of Cornelius Lasher, of White Pigeon, 
Shelley Township, Orleans Co., New York. The widow m., second, Joseph Par- 
rish and lives at MOville, New York. No issue. 

IV. A son, who d. y. 

V. FRANCES R. (Kate), b. June 27, i860; m. June 17, 1882, Charles Beauman 
Marsh, of New York, b. June 20, 1859, son of Samuel Marsh, who was a grandson 
of Col. Sebastian Beauman first postmaster of New York. Children: 

I. Christina Marsh, b. Mar. 1, 1883. 
II. Catharine Marsh, b. Nov. 23, 1885. 

270. JOHN A. RYERSON,« {Abraham,'' Theunis,* Theunis,^ Frans,- Martin'), 
son of Abraham and Dorothea (or Doocie) (Ryerson) Ryerson, was b. 
Sept. 24, 1811; d. Nov. 3, 1847; ni- Jan. i, 1834, Abigail Demarest. She 
d. Feb. 12, 1893. Their children were: 


392. I. CORNELIUS A., b. Oct. 2, 1838; m. Freelove J. Croffut. 

II. GEORGE W., b. Nov. 17, 1842; m. Hattie A. Payne. Residence, Jamaica, L. I. 
I. Emma Ryeeson, d. y. 

II. Ada a. Ryerson, m. Frank S. Fletcher, of Jamaica, L. I., where they reside. 
III. ELIZA JANE, b. May 7, 1844; m. Frederick Creighton. Residence, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. Issue: 

I. Frederick Creighton, Jr. ♦ 

271. GEORGE WASHINGTON RYERSON,^ {Richard, Jr.,' Richard G.,* 
J oris F.,^ Frans,- Martin^), son of Richard, Jr., and Phoebe (Doty) Ryerson, 
was b. Jan. 6, about 1822, in New Jersey. He m., first, Harriet Robinson, 
of Warwick, N. Y., who died in childbirth, the child also dying. After her 
death he accompanied his cousin, Martin, to Colorado, where they Hved 
a short time, thence they removed to Illinois, and resided at Empire. Here 
he m. Carohne Augusta Sherwood, of SterHng, lU., Feb. 2, 1857. His 
widow resided in Chicago. George W. Ryerson left one child, a son : 

393. 1. FRED REED, b. July 28, 1858; m. twice. 

272. EDMUND FRANCIS RYERSON,^ {Richard, Jr.," Richard G.," Joris F.,^ 

Frans, ^ Martin^), son of Richard, Jr., and Phoebe (Doty) Ryerson, was b. 
May 18, 1832. Early in life he removed to Warwick, N. Y. He m. first, 
Annie Storms, sister of Mrs. George Ryerson, of Greenwood Lake, and had 

I. RICHARD, b. May i, 1868; m. Phoebe Freeland. Residence, Warwick, N. Y. 
II. LULU, m. Wylie J. Smith, and resides in Passaic. 

Mr. E. F. Ryerson m., second, Mrs. Margaret (Sherick) Tucker, widow 
of Ralph Tucker (his nephew) . 

273. MARTIN RYERSON,« {David,"- Richard G.,^ Joris F.,^ Frans,"" Martin^), 
son of David and Hester (Burr) Ryerson, was b. Sept., 1824, and d. Mar. 29, 
1897. When quite a young man he went to Illinois in company with his 
cousin George W. Ryerson. He settled first, at Empire, 111., and later at 
Gait, where he purchased land and engaged in stock farming. He m. 
Margaret Johnson, and she survived him, residing at Sterling, 111. Issue: 

I. MARTIN J., b. Oct. 24, 1851 ; m. Annie Reed. They resided on their farm near 
Morrison, III. Issue: 
I. Frank Arthur Rverson. 

II. Paul Martin Ryerson. 

III. Homer J. Ryerson. 

II. SARAH E., b. May 25, 1852. 


III. HESTER REBECCA, b. April 14, 1854; m., first, Pardon Angel; second, Ernest 
Tabor. Issue: 

I. Ethel Angel. 
II. Arnold A. Angel. 
Residence, Chicago. 

274. JACOB G. RYERSON,^ {George,^ John G.* Joris F.? Frans,^ Martin'), 
son of George and Lena (Tice) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 12, 1802. He was a 
trapper and resided at Greenwood Lake. He married Permelia Ann Wilson, 
from England, b. Feb. 12, 1802, and who died April 10. 1879. Their 
children were: 

I. MARY ANN, b. Dec. 14, 1825; d. April 14, 1880; m., first, a Mr. Hand, and had 
I. Martin Hand, b. June 6, 1849. 
She m., second, Nick Nickerson, and had: 
II. George Nickerson, m. Mary Ann McLeod. 

III. Nick Nickerson. 

IV. Daniel V. Nickerson. 
V. Helmagh Nickerson. 

She m., third, John Fleming, and had: 
VI. John Fleming. 
VII. Jacob Fleming. 

VIII. Fleming. 

IX. Peter Fleming. 
X. James Fleming. 
II. NELLIE, b. May 11, 1828; m. Philip Finnegan. Issue: 
I. Mildred Finnegan. 
II. Henry Finnegan. 
394. III. GEORGE, b. April 30, 1832; m. Frances Storms. 

IV. JAMES, b. Nov. 26, 1836; d. in the Civil War. 

V. JACOB, b. Nov. 25, 1838; m. Catherine Finnegan. He resided at Greenwood 
Lake, N. Y. Issue: 
I. Jane Ryerson, m. David Courter, and had: 
i. Florence Courier, 
ii. Ann Courter. 
in. Nellie Courter. 
iv. Hatlie Courier. 
V. Harry Courier. 
II. Henry Ryerson, unm. 

III. Eliza Ryerson, m. Fred Castle, or Castel, and had: 

i. John Castle, 
ii. William Castle. 
Hi. Charles Castle, 
iv. Hatlie Castle. 

IV. James Ryerson. 

V. Mary Ann Ryerson, unm. 
\i. Alice Ryerson, m. William Bowman. 


275. JOHN A. RYERSON," {Samuel,' Col. Theimis,' Joris F.,^ Frans,^ Martin'), 
son of Samuel and Ann Swan (Spear) Ryerson, was b. June 17, 1822, and d. 
in June, 1893. He m. Rachel Brown, and resided at Wanaque, N. J. 
Their children were: 

395. I. FRANK (Peter Francis), m. Reina Marshall. 

II. CATHERINE AMELIA, m. Walter Howe. Resided at Midvale, N. J. Issue: 
I. Mabel Howe. * 

II. Ethel Howe. 
ni. Helen Howe. 
III. ANN MARIA, m. Samuel Parry. Residence, Wanaque, N. J. Issue: 
I. Raymond Parry. 
II. Frank Parry. 
IV. ELLA (Louisa), m. William Doty. Residence, Haskell, N. J. Issue: 
I. Victor Doty. 
n. Clara Doty. 

III. May Doty. 

IV. George Doty. 
V. Hazel Doty. 

VI. WiLLARD Doty. 
VII. Elsie Doty. 
\'iu. Florence Doty. 
IX. One who d. y. 
V. CLARISSA HOWARD, m. Edward Brown. Resided at Wanaque, N. J., and 

had a son. 

276. HENRY RYERSON, « {Sanmel," Col. Theiinis," Joris F..' Frans,^ Martin'), 
son of Samuel and Ann Swan (Spear) Ryerson, was b. July 18, 1824; d. in 
1898. His will dated Jan. 21, 1896, proved Mar. 10, 1898, mentions be- 
sides his children, a granddaughter of his wife, Lizzie R. Dwarsack. He 
resided at Pomp ton Plains. He m., first, July 4, 1863, Maria Luke (or 
Decker), dau. of James Luke (or Decker) and Elizabeth his wife. He m., 
second, Mary Elizabeth Matthews, nee Carrigan. Children: 

I. IRA B., m. Annie Zualski. Issue: 
I. Ella Ryerson. 
II. Irene Ryerson. 
II. THEODORE, m. his brother Ira's widow. 
III. HARRY, unm. 

277. CHARLES A. RYERSON, « {Samuel,' Col. Theunis," Joris F.,' Frans,^ 
Martin'), son of Samuel and Ann Swan (Spear) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 31, 
1827, and d. Dec. 16, 1891. He m., first, Mary Hartman, of New York; 
second, Nellie Moran. Their children were: 


I. ANNE M., m. William Arey. 

278.THEUNIS RYERSON,^ {Samuel,^ Col. Theunis* Joris F.,^ Frans,^ 
Martin^), youngest child of Samuel and Ann Swan (Spear) Ryerson, was b. 
April i6, 1833. On May 26, 1859, he m. Eliza Sindle and they resided at 
Pompton Plains, N. J. Their children were seven in number: 

I. ELLA, b. Mar. 8, i860; d. Mar., 1898; m. Frederick Peer. They had issue: 

I. Martha Ellen Peer. 
II. LIZZIE, b. Jan. 31, 1862. 

III. GEORGE, b. Oct. 3, 1863. 

IV. MARY, b. April 17, 1868; m. John Brewster. Residence, Montclair, N. J. Issue: 

I. Dorothy Woodruff Brewster, b. Aug. 21, 1893. 
V. ANNA, b. Sept. 6, 1872. 

There were also two other children who d. y. 

279. WILLIAM THEUNIS RYERSON,« (John A.,^ Col. Theunis,' Joris F.,' 
Frans,'' Martin^), eldest child of John Adams and Ellen (McE wen-Stevens) 
Ryerson, was b. Jan. 27, 1829, and d. in New York City, Dec. 28, 1891. He 
married JuHa H. Newton, b. May 8, 1836, dau. of Isaac and Margaret 
(Willard) Newton. The widow resided in Montclair, N. J. Their children 

L LUCY BARNARD, b. Oct. 10, 1S61; m. Nov. 13, 1884, Henry Corbin Lawrence, 
son of Cyrus J. and Emily (Hoe) Lawrence, a grandson of Richard M. Hoe, the 
famous inventor of the Hoe printing-press. Mr. Lawrence is the senior member 
of the well known Wall St. firm of Cyrus J. Lawrence & Son, Bankers and 
Brokers. They have issue: 
I. Gladys Lawrence, b. Aug. 26, 1886. 
II. Lucy Gilbert Lawrence, b. Dec. 28, 1889. 
III. Hilda Lawrence, b. Nov. 24, 189 1; d. in May, 1895. 
II. EDITH, b. July 6, 1S63; d. Nov. 24, 1897. 
III. JULIE, b. April 6, i866; m. Sigourney Fay White. 
396. IV. WILLIAM NEWTON, b. Dec. 7, 1875; m. Martha Taft. 

280. GEORGE WILSON RYERSON,^ {John A.,"- Col. Theimis* Joris F.,' 
Frans,^ Martiti^), son of John Adams and Ellen (McEwen-Stevens) Ryerson 
was b. in New York City, Jan. 23, 1837, and d. in Camden, S. C, Mar. 10, 

Mr. Ryerson served in the Union Army during the Civil War, as captain 
of the 8 1 St N. Y. Volunteer Regiment. He was severely wounded at the 
battles of Spotsylvania and Antietam. He was a stock broker, and a 
member of the New York Stock Exchange. He m. Mar. 24. 1864, Sarah 
Dean Brown, of Worcester, Mass., b. Feb. 13, 1840. Mrs. Ryerson is a 


descendant on the maternal side from Peregrine White of the "Mayflower." 
Mrs. Ryerson now Hves with her son in Chicago. The children of George 
Wilson and Sarah (Brown) Ryerson were: 

I. JOHN ALBERT, b. Jan. 25, 1866; d. May 16, igio. He was Secretary of the 
Victor Chemical Works, of Chicago, and President of the Ideal Electric Company. 
He m. 1905, Violet Stone, daughter of Rev. James S. Stone. Children: 

I. Albert Stone Ryersox, b. Nov. 25, 1908. • 

II. George Wickersham Ryerson, b. June 10, igio. 

II. EDNA, b. Jan. s, 1870, d. Feb. 18, 1871. 

III. DR. EDWIN WARNER, b. Mar. 14, 1872; graduated in medicine at Harvard 
University, and is a surgeon of high reputation; m., Dec. 6, 1904, Adelaide Ken- 
dall Hamilton, daughter of David Gilbert Hamilton of Chicago, former President 
Chicago City Railway Co. No issue: Residence, Chicago. 

IV. ADAH BROWN, b. July 11, 1873; d. in New York, Mar. 15, 1881. 

281. PETER RYERSON,* {Peter,'' Col. Tlieunis,* Joris F.? Frans,^ Martin'), 
son of Peter and Zulema (Tice) Ryerson, was b. in New York City, July 26, 
1832; d. May i, 1868. He was associated with Peter Mead in the trucking 
business in New York City. He m. Oct. 29, 1855, Elizabeth Kiffen, b. 
Dec. 25, 1839, and had six children: 

I. ADA, b. Dec. 25, 1857; d. Aug. 10, 1893; m. Feb. 20, 1890, Eugene Felix Aucaigne, 

an artist of note in New York City. He d. Aug. 10, 1893. No issue: 
II. EDWARD, b. Feb. 16, 1861; m. July 22, 1905, Edna, dau. of Edward and 
Amelia (Holden) Tinkiss. Issue: 
I. Gladys Myrtle Ryerson, b. Aug. 24, 1906. 

III. WILLIAM S., b. June 23, 1863; m. Mrs. Mary (Cameron) Duvalle. 

IV. GEORGE, d. in infancy. 
V. RODERICK, d. y. 

VI. ELIZABETH, b. May 17, 1868. She was b. sixteen days after her father died. 
She married Frederick Klenen, and had a son. Lives in New York City. 

All the above children were b. in New York City. The widow of Peter Ryer- 
son, Jr., m., second, Charles J. Curtiss, by whom she also had two children. 
Residence, New York City. 

282. CHARLES AUGUSTUS WOOLSEY RYERSON,* {Peter,^ Col. Theunis,' 
Joris F.,^ Frans,^ Martin'), son of Peter and Zulema (Tice) Ryerson, was b. 
in Dearborn, Mich., Aug. 23, 1837. He was named in honor of Capt. 
Woolsey, a friend of his father. He d. in Paterson, N. J., June 10, 1896. 
He m. in New York, Sept. 10, 1858, Rose McSherry. Their children were: 

I. EVA, b. in New York, Jan. 6, i860; d. in April, 1900; m. John Polley. They 
had a dau.: 
I. Viola Polley. Residence, Rutherford, N. J. 

II. LAURA, b. in New York, Feb. 11, 1S63; m. Abram Watson, a real estate dealer 
of Rutherford, N. J. 


III. VIOLA, b. ill New York, 1870; d. April 22, 1885. 

There were also two sons, twins, who d. in infancy. 

283. WILLIAM STILLMAN RYERSON,^ {Peter,' Col. Thetinis,' Joris F.,^ 
Frans,^ Martin^), son of Peter and Zulema (Tice) Ryerson, was b. in Dear- 
born, Mich., July 31, 1839. He m. Frances Morton. Residence, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Issue: 

I. CHESTER W., d. y. 

III. WILLIAM M., b. Oct., 1874. 

IV. GROVIE, d. y. 

284. FRANCIS G. RYERSON,^ {George F.," Francis G.,* Joris F.,^ Frans,^ 
Martin^), son of George Francis Ryerson, was b. Dec. 24, 1823. He m. 
Mary Corliss White, sister of Mr. J. H. White, of New York. They had 

397. I. GEORGE F., b. Nov. 16, 1857; m. Anna Cornell. 

II. ASHER C, b. Mar. 28, 1864; m. MUdred Polhemus. Residence, Washington, 
D. C. 
I V. LUCY, d. y. 
V. JOSEPHINE, d. y. 

285. FRANCIS RYERSON," {Richard F.,^ Francis D.,* Dirck? Frans,^ Martin^), 
son of (Dirck) Richard F. and Mary (Post) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 9, 1832, 
He resided in Paterson, N. J. He m., first, Dec. 23, 1851, Hester Duffy 
and had issue: 

I. MARY CATHERINE, m. George Crooks. Issue: 
I. George Crooks. 
II. Sidney Crooks. 

III. Paul Crooks. 

IV. Frank Crooks. 

The mother died and Francis Ryerson m., second, Ellen Duffy, sister 
of his first wife. Their children were : 

II. JANE, b. April 6, 1856; d. Nov. 23, 1859. 

III. FRANCES, b. Nov. 6, 1858; m. Henry Bogart and they have a son: 

I. Francis Bogart, b. Dec. 31, 1875. 

IV. ANN, b. Mar. 26, 1861; d. April 19, 1863. 

V. MINERVA, b. Sept. 9, 1862; m. May 28, 1882, Cyrillus E. Fredericks and they 
have issue: 
I. Theodore Leroy Fredericks, b. April 19, 1S83. 
II. Harold Fredericks, b. July 12, i88g. 


286. JOHN RYERSON,« {Richard F.,^ Francis D.," Dirck,' Frans,"" Martin'), 
son of (Dirck) Richard F. and Mary (Post) Ryerson, was b. in 1838; m. in 
1867, Sarah M. Snyder, b. Oct. 3, 1841; d. April 2, 1871. The widower 
resided in Paterson with his daughter. Issue: 

I. MARY FRANCES, b. May 11, 1868; m. Oct. 30, 1S90, Charles Slingerland. 

I. Edward Ryerson Slingerl.\nd, b. Dec. 8, 1892. 
II. George K. Slingerland, b. Nov. 6, 1895. 

II. RACHEL ANN, b. Dec. 24, 1870; d. 1S74. 

287. JOHN CALVIN RYERSON,« {John,'' Francis," John F.,^ Frans,^ Martin^), 
son of John and Sophia (Ruggles) Ryerson, was b. April 29, 1805, and d. 
Oct. 27, 1852. He was a farmer of Bear River, N. S. He m. Jane Wilber, 
who d. Dec. 3, 1856. Their children were: 

I. JOHN C, Jr., b. Aug. 6, 1838; m. Elizabeth A. Lent. No issue. 
II. FRANCES, b. Mar. 31, 1841; m. Albert Harris. Issue: 

I. Jane H.\rris, d. in infancy. 

II. Anne Harris, m. Bernard Clark, and they reside in Bear River, N. S. Issue: 

i. Gladys Clark, 
a. Richard Clark. 
Hi. Louis Clark. 

III. SOPHIA, b. 1845; m. Peter Chisholm. No issue. 

IV. CHARLES, d. Aug. 4, 1844, aged 5 years. 
V. JAMES D., d. Aug. 6, 1844, aged 9 years. 

VI. WILBUR D., b. Oct. 4, 1846; m. Dec. 27, 1870, Helen A. Harris, of Annapolis, 
N. S. He resided at Bear River, N. S. Issue: 

I. Harry Caldwell Ryerson, b. Sept. 19, 1871. Resides at Boston, Mass. 
He is the last male in his line to perpetuate the name, being the only male 
grandchild living of his grandfather's family of 12 children. He m. a Miss 
Rice in 1Q05. 

288. FRANCIS (Frank) RYERSON,^ {Simeon,'' Francis,' John F.,^ Frans,^ 
Martin'), son of Simeon and Dorothy (Van Buskirk) Ryerson, was b. 
June 15, 18 — , and d. Mar. i, 1896. He was a posthumous child b. some 
months after the death of liis father, who was accidentally drowned. He 
was a farmer residing in Yarmouth Co., N. S. He m. Jan. 9, circa 1842, 
Frances Pitman, of Yarmouth. She was a dau. of Oliver and EUzabeth 
(Hilton) Pitman. She d. in her 47th year. Childi-en: 

398. I. SIMEON, b. Oct. 28, 1S44; m. Mrs. Elizabeth (Doane) Winters. 

II. ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 18, 1846; m. William Holden. Residence, Yarmouth, 
N. S. Issue: 

I. Fannie Holden, b. Sept. 5, 1871; d. y. 

II. Stillman Holden, b. Aug. 2, 1873; d. y. 


III. Stanley Holden, b. July 15, 1875; d. y. 

IV. Ross W. Holden, b. Feb. 2, 1878; d. y. 

V. Edward Ryerson Holden, b. Mar. 6, 18S1; d. y. 
\i. Minnie Day Holden, b. May 17, 1885. 
VII. Bertha Holden, b. Sept. 22, 1888. 

III. GEORGE, b. June 5, 1848; m., first, Susan Britton. Issue: 

I. William Ryerson, who disappeared. 

Mr. George Ryerson married, second, Alice, dau. of James and Mary 
(Reynard) Hatfield. Issue: 
II. Ella May Ryerson. 

III. Amy Louedna Ryerson. Residence, Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., N. S. 

399. IV. OLIVER, b. July 15, 1850; m. Genevieve Spinney. 

V. LOIS, b. Sept. 19, 1851; m. John BullerweU. Residence, Reynardton, N. S. 
I. Thomas LeRoy Bullerwell, m. Nettie Andrews. Residence, Danvers, 

n. Anne Rebecca Bullerwell. 
ni. Charles Webster Bullerwell. Resides at Battlefield, Saskatchewan, Can. 

IV. John Murray Bullerwell, m. Eva Hatfield. Residence, Pleasant Lake, 
N. S. 

V. Etta May Bullerwell. 
VI. Mabel Bullerwell. 
VII. Georgina Bullerwell. 
vin. Martha Bullerwell. 
IX. Joseph Bullerwell. 
X. Frank Bullerwell. 
VI. EDWARD, b. Dec. 15, 1856; m. Maria Allen. No issue. They adopted Roy 
King, who took the name of Roy King Ryerson, and who m. Emma, dau. of 
Warren and Sarah Pitman. 
VII. ANNA, b. July 15, i860; m. Robert King. Issue: 
I. Percy King. 
II. Fannie King. 

III. Clifford King. 

IV. MiLFORD King. 
v. Victor King. 

The mother is a widow residing at Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., N. S. 

289. STEPHEN RYERSON, " (Martin,'- Francis,'' John F.,' Frans,'' Martin'), 
son of Martin and Jemima (Van Buskirk) Ryerson, d. 1849. He resided 
at Lubec, Me. He m. Priscilla Card, and their children were: 

I. MARTIN, d. during the Civil War. Previous to the war he had settled in 
Wisconsin where he took up land. He enlisted in a Wisconsin Reg. (Co. A) 
when the war broke out and died in the service. 
II. MARY, unm. 

400. III. GEORGE W., b. Jan. 6, 1S44; m. Annie Morong. 

IV. SOPHIA, d. y. 


290. SIMEON RYERSON/ {Martin,' Francis,* John F.,^ Frans,^ Martin'), 
son of Martin and Jemima (Van Buskirk) Ryerson, was b. 1814, d. 1892. 
He was a well-known and respected citizen of Lubec, Me. He m. Oct. 8, 
1836, Sarah Lampson, b. Nov. 23, 1814; d. 1885. Their children were: 

I. ADELAIDE, b. Nov. 23, 1841; m. Col. .\lexander Baker Sumner, b. Feb. 19, 
1833, at Lubec. Col. Sumner served with distinction during the Civil War, and 
is one of the leading merchants of Lubec, Me. He was a member of the Council, 
and served on Gov. Perham's staff. Was Senator from Washington Co., 1877- 
78. Was Maj. of first Maine Vol. Cavalry. He was a son of Rev. Joseph and 
Sarah (Wiggin) Sumner and fifth in descent from Gov. Increase Sumner. 
II. CLARA, b. Nov. 18, 1844. 
in. ALBERTINE, b. Dec. 28, 1847; m. Dr. C. W. Johnson. Issue: 

I. Simeon Johnson, m. Efiie Potts. Residence, Divernon, 111. Issue: 
i. Walter Ryerson Johnson. 
u. Adelaide Johnson. 
IV. ALBERT, b. 1837; d. 1844. 
V. HATTIE, b. 1851; d. 1853. 
VI. HARRIET, b. Jan. 28, 1853; m. Dr. Augustus S. Clark, of Canon City, Col. 
I. Sarah Ryerson Clark, m. John Borden Eaton, of Calais. Residence, 

Canon City, Col. 
II. Helen Margaret Clark. 

291. JOHN KILLAM RYERSON,^ {Stephen D.,' Francis,* John F.,' Frans,^ 
Martin'), son of Stephen DeLancy and Lois (Killam) Ryerson, was b. in 
Annapolis, N. S., July 15, 1820, and d. in Yarmouth, Dec. 17, 1890. When 
a young man he removed to Yarmouth, then a thriving shipping center. 
He followed the sea for a while, successfully. This enabled him to secure 
some ships of his own, and with this start he founded the well-known mer- 
cantile and shipping firm of Ryerson, Moses & Co. which became known 
the world over. He bought and built ships until his fleet was one of the 
largest afloat in his time. He was the first person to introduce the pineapple 
into England, and had the honor of presenting to the Queen the first specimen 
of that fruit imported to England, for which he was duly rewarded. Mr. 
Ryerson was a most public-spirited man and honored by the community 
with the highest offices within the gift of the people. He was their repre- 
sentative in Parliament and an active member of the Court of Sessions. 
During the Civil War he sold the steamer "Eastern States" to the U. S. 
Govt., through a Boston broker, and this ship was used as a transport 
during the war. Mr. Ryerson m. Mar. 26, 1843, Abigail C. Shaw, b. Oct. 6, 
1823, d. June 10, 1900, daughter of Joseph Shaw and his wife, Nancy (Bain) 
Shaw. Joseph Shaw was a prominent man of Yarmouth. He left a large 
fortune which descended to his daus., Abigail, wife of J. K. Ryerson, and 


Ann, wife of Samuel M. Ryerson. The children of John K. and Abigail 
(Shaw) Ryerson were: 

I. STEPHEN DeLANCY, b. Aug. s, 1846; d. June 28, 1869; unm. 
II. ANN EMILINE, b. May 12, 1848; d. y. 

III. JULIA C, b. Oct. 20, 1853; m. Charles J. B. Tooker, of Yarmouth, N. S., a lineal 
descendant of Charles Tooker, of Glasgow, Scotland, who came to Boston and 
subsequently to Southhold, L. I., in 1655. Issue: 

I. Josephine E. Tooker, b. Oct. 8, 1873; d. Mar., 1874. 

II. Irving Ryerson Tooker, b. Sept. 17, 1875; m. Mary E., dau. of George H. 
Guest, of Yarmouth Co., N. S. When the Boer War broke out in South 
Africa, Mr. Tooker enlisted in a Canadian regiment and acquitted himself 
with such bravery and distinction that he won rapid promotion. 

III. James Edw.j^rd Tooker, b. July 28, 1877. 

IV. Charles John Tooker, b. June 14, 18S6. 
V. Etta Fowler Tooker, b. Mar. 5, 1889. 

IV. EDWARD A. S., b. Nov. 19, 1854; d. July 23, 1887; unm. 
V. JOSEPHINE SHAW, b. Aug. 12, 1856; d. y. 

VI. MARY ETTA, b. Sept. 30, 1858; m. Dr. William Fowler. Residence, Colorado 
Springs, Col. Issue: 
1. Mabel Fowler, b. Feb., 1890; d. 1891. 
VII. ELLA SMITH RYERSON, b. May 20, 1862; d. July 18, 1877. 

• SAMUEL MEEKER RYERSON,« {Stephen D.,' Francis* John F.,' 
Frans,^ Martin'^), son of Stephen DeLancy and Lois (Killam) Ryerson, was 
b. July 13, 1829. He resided at Carleton, N. S., near Yarmouth, on a 
beautiful farm called the "Club Farm." He inherited extensive property. 
He m. Ann, dau. of Joseph Shaw, and sister of Mrs. J. K. Ryerson. Their 
children were : 

I. JOSEPH, d. a young man. 

III. LIZZIE, d. y. 

IV. CHARLES, d. y. 

VI. SARAH, m. Harry Annis. Residence, Duluth, Minn. 


, JOHN RYERSON/ {John /.,« John J.,'' John I.,' John G.,^ J oris,-' Martin^), 
son of John I. and Sarah (Westervelt) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 30, 183 1, and 
d. Feb. 17, 1895. He m., Nov. 19, 1856, Agnes Matilda Van Winkle, dau. 
of Martin (or John) Van Winkle and Wilhemina Jacobus, his wife. Wil- 
hemina Jacobus was the dau. of Abraham and Leah (Mandeville) Jacobus 
and sister of the Mary Jacobus who was wife of Nicholas N. Ryerson. 
Their children were: 

I. GEORGE MARTIN, b. Nov. 28, 1857; m. first, in 1882, Rose Fiboey, who died 
July 14, 1902; second, Aug. 27, 1902, Mrs. Emma Donnelson, nee DLxon. Issue: 
I. John F. Ryerson, b. Nov. 9, 1885. Residence, San Francisco. 
II. EDWARD, b. Dec. 16, i860; m. first, Cora Kenworthy, of Poughkeepsie. 
Residence, New York. Issue: 
I. Harold K. Ryerson, b. Feb. 13, 1884. 

His second wife was Laura Springster. Issue: 
II. Edward Ryerson, b. 1905. 

III. HARRIET, b. Oct. 27, 1864. 

IV. WILHEMINA, b. July 27, 1877. 
V. ADA, b. Mar. 3, 1871; d. y. 

, CORNELIUS RYERSON,' {Stephen,' John /.,= John I.,' John G.,' Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Stephen and Margaret (Van Saun) Ryerson, was b. Jan. i, 
1841; m. Rachel Walthall, b. April 29, 1840. He was a soldier in the 
northern army during the Civil War. His wife was a dau. of James Walthall 
and niece of Senator Walthall, of Mississippi. James Walthall was one of 
the pioneers in the silk industry in Paterson, N. J., and was associated 
with John Ryall, or Ryle, in the early days. Their children were: 

I. NELLIE MARGARET, b. 1865; m. Joseph Ludgate. This famOy resides in 
Arlington, N. J. Their children were: 
I. Eve Abigail Ludgate. 
n. Harry Ludgate, 

III. William Ludgate. 

IV. Jennie Stearn Ludgate. 
V. Theodore R. Ludgate. 

They also had two others who died in childhood. 
II. JOHN, b. Aug. 7, 1867; m. Sarah Berger. 
III. EVA, b. Nov. 10, 1870; m. John Bell, of Richfield, N. Y. Their chOdren are: 



I. John Bell. 
II. Viola Bell. 
III. Hazel Bell. 
IV. MATTIE ESTELLA, b. June, 1873; d. April 29. 1902; m. Sergeant Paul Greer 
of Richmond, Va., of the Engineer Corps of the Regular Army of the United 
V. WILLIAM, b. Aug. 7, 1876. Lives in Paterson, N. J. Served in the late war 
with Spain, and fought with the army in the Philippine Islands. 
VI. JAMES, b. AprQ 8, 1879. Lives in Paterson, N. J. 

295. JOHN V. RYERSON,^ {George /.,« John G.,' George I.,' John G.,' Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of George I. and Helen (Van Houten) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 24, 
1814. He m. Clarissa Van Houten, and their children were: 

I. GEORGE I., b. Dec. 16, 1835; d. June 11, 1896; m. Mary Dayter, dau. of Sena- 
tor John Young Dayter of N. J. His widow resided at Ramsey's, N. J. They 
had no children. 
II. AARON VAN HOUTEN, m. Elizabeth S. Alyea. She died suddenly at their 
home, 68 Bank St., N. Y., Dec. 26, 1900. He was a soldier in the Civil War. 
I. Rachel Ryerson, m., first, John Alyea; second, George Lindrom. 

III. CORNELIUS, m. Mary Van Blarcom. Widow resided at Yonkers, N. Y. 
Their children were: 

I. Clarissa Ryerson, m. Charles J. Smith. 
II. Lillian Ryerson, m. Howard B. Steadman, of Yonkers. 

IV. HENRY J., b. Dec. 7, 1841 ; m. Euphemia Schoonmaker. Resided at Ramsey's, 
N. J. They had no children. 

V. JOHN J., m. Mary Ellen Marsellis, dau. of Garret E. and Ann (Doremus) Mar- 
sellis and granddaughter of Edo and Jane (Doremus) Marsellis. Resided at 
Clifton, N. J. Their children were: 
I. George J. Ryerson. 
II. Edith May Ryerson. 

296. GARRABRANT RYERSON,^ (George I.,^ John G.,' George I.,' John G.,^ 
J oris, "^ Martin^), son of George I. and Helen (Van Houten) Ryerson, was b. 
Feb. 7, 1816, and d. Jan. 13, 1895. He resided in Manchester, N. J. He 
m. Jane Van Riper. Their children were: 

I. CHRISTINA, b. Nov. 7, 1837; m. June 25, 1862, Andrew Zabriskie Terhune, of 
Passaic, N. J. Their children were: 
I. Frank Terhune, b. Nov. 11, 1864. 
II. Howard Terhune, b. Oct. 5, 1867. 
III. Cornelius A. Terhune, b. July 21, 1876. 
401. II. CORNELIUS G., b. Sept. 28, 1855; d. Mar. 6, 1898; m. twice. 

297. HENRY G. RYERSON,^ {George /.,'= John G.,' George I.,* John G.,^ Joris;- 
Martin^), son of George I. and Helen (Van Houten) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 22, 


1822, and d. Mar. 19, 1879. Residence, Manchester, N. J. He m. Martha 
Young Dayter Doremus, dau. of Adam and Mary Young (Dayter) Doremus. 

I. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 7, 1843; m. John T. Ackerman, b. Dec. 19, 1839, a great 
grandson of John and Jermitje (Ryerson) Ackerman. Residence, Hohokus, N. J. 
I. Martha Ackerman, b. Sept. 2, 1864; m. Charles H. Hennion. 
II. Annie F. Ackerman, b. Feb. 11, 1866; m. Herbert Pierson Moore. 

III. Abraham A. Ackerman, b. Dec. 24, 1868; m. Caroline De Baun. 

IV. Henry G. Ackerman, b. May 22, 1871; m. Elizabeth De Vore. 

II. GEORGE HENRY, b. Nov. 24, 1854; d. Nov. 8, 1887; m. Sophia Stephenson. 
Issue : 
I. Ida Ryerson, b. June 0, 1881. 
II. George Ryerson, b. June 22, 1883. 

298. WILLIAM RYERSON,' {John,'' Johannis," Hassel,' John G.,' Joris,' 
Martin^), son of John and Elizabeth (Winegarten) Ryerson, m. Sarah Jane 
Patten and resided in Iowa. Their children were: 

I. MALINDA, m. John Lindsay. They reside in Marengo, la., and have thirteen 

II. MARY, m. Isaac Wanamaker. 
402. III. IRA, b. Jan. 30, 1864; m. Sarah Burns. 
V. DOROTHY ANN, m. George Nusbaum. They have three children. Residence, 

Belle Plain, la. 
VI. RICHARD, d. in infancy. 
VII. JEPTHA, m. Sarah Baker. Issue: 

I. Lulu Ryerson, m. Grover Shaufbuch, of Marengo, la. 

299. JOHN L. RYERSON,' {Peter,' Johannis," Hassel," John G.,Uons,^ Martin'), 
son of Peter and Isabelle (Van Arsdale) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 8, 1842, and 
d. in Nov., 1901. He m. Dec, 1864. Mary Jane Kelley, His widow hves 
at Lamoni, Decatur Co., la. Their children, all b. in Mills Co., la., were: 

I. CORA EDNA, b. Nov. 2, 1865; m. Dec. 28, 1883, James Emerick. 

II. EMMA EVELINE, b. Sept. 15, 1867; m. Mar. 10, 1886, B. F. Hobbick. 

III. CARRIE WHITFIELD, b. Mar. 5, 1870; d. July 25, 1874. 

IV. MARY MERCEDES, b. Jan. 29, 1872; d. Sept. 18, 1873. 

V. NORMA GERTRUDE, b. July 12, 1874; d. Dec. 10, 1,898; m. Sept. 21, 1893, 

Charles Perkins. 
VL LOTTIE WADE, b. Dec. 21, 1876; m.. Mar. 26, 1896, WUliam Whitcher. 
VII. GEORGE ERWIN, b. Sept. 29, 1879. 

300. IRA JACKSON RYERSON,' {George W.,' Johafinis,' Hassel,' John G.,» 
J oris, ^ Martin'), eldest son of George W. and Rebecca (Lipps) Ryerson, 


was b. near Leesburg, Kosciusko Co., Ind., July 29, 1836, and d. Aug. 31, 
1899, at Logansport. He m., Feb. 2, i860, at Fort Wayne, Ind., Catherine 
Clover, b. Feb. 20, 1840, and d. 1848, dau. of Samuel and Sidney Clover. 
They had children: 

I. DELLA M., b. Jan. 12, 1861; m. Aug. 17, 18S0, Lincoln H. Beyerle, b. May 14, 
i860, in Goshen, Ind., where they reside. He is the son of Joseph Beyerle, 
founder of the Goshen "Times." Issue: 
I. Katie Beyerle, b. May 24, 1881; d. Nov. 27, 1894. 
II. Irene L. Beyerle, b. Dec. 15, 1882. 

III. Nellie Edith Beyerle, b. Aug. 24, 1885. 

IV. Henry Joseph Beyerle, b. June 19, 1890. 

II. EDWARD C., b. Nov. 4, 1863; a printer of South Bend, Ind. 

301. FRANKLIN PIERCE RYERSON,' {George W.,^ Johannis,' Hassel,^ 
John G.,^ J oris, ^ Martin^), son of George W. and Rebecca (Lipps) Ryerson, 
was b. June 12, 1852 and d. Oct. 3, 1898, at Pierceton. He accumulated 
quite a fortune as one of the most extensive land and stock dealers of Iowa. 
He resided in Pierceton, Ind., until 1880, when he removed to Clay Co., la., 
and engaged in stock raising. He m., June 12, 1877, Cordelia, dau. of 
Stephen Fisher. Their children were: 

I. GEORGE W., b. 18—; d. 1900; unm. 
II. MAMIE, b. 1879. 
III. LULA, b. 1884. 

302. MELVIN HASCAL RYERSON,' {George IF.," Johannis,' Hassel,' John 
G.,' Joris,^ Martin^), youngest son of George W. and Rebecca (Lipps) 
Ryerson, was b. Nov. 24, 1854. He m. Alma Billings, and resides at 
Spencer, Iowa. Issue: 

I. EDNA MARIE, d. 1907; m. John Simpson. 
II. DON CARLOS, d. y. 
in. EARL, d. y. 

303. AMOS MUNSON RYERSON,' {John N.,' Nicholas,' Hassel,* John G.,» 
J oris, "^ Martin'^), son of John Nicholas and Hannah (Van Houten) Ryerson, 
wasb. inPaterson, N. J., April30, 1833. He was a farmer. Hem. Mar. 18, 
1852, Matilda Bailey, b. at Vernon, N. J., Feb. 26, 1834, youngest dau. 
of Daniel and Jane (Van Nostrand) Bailey. Her oldest sister, Hannah, 
was the second wife of John Nicholas Ryerson, her husband's father. 
Another sister, Alzada (Bailey) Toland, became the mother-in-law of Wil- 
liam Drew Ryerson, and her nephew, Daniel Bailey, m. Anna Elizabeth, 
dau. of Peter J. and DeHa (Ryerson) Brown, only dau. of Nicholas Ryerson. 
Their children were: 


I. JENNY, b. Jan. 26, 1853, at Glenwood, N. J. ; m. in 1881, Charles Robinson. Issue: 

I. Amos Robinson. 
II. JOHN, b. Aug. 21, 1856, at Wawayanda, N. Y.; m. Lena Wood, of Hampton, 
Orange Co. Issue: 
I. Hudson E. Ryerson. 
II. Everett Ryerson. 
III. CATHERINE, twin sister of John, m. 1882, Herman Laskey. Issue: 
I. Herman Laskey. , 

II. Amos Laskey. 
IV. AMOS MUNSON, b. Oct. i, 1S58, at Goshen. 
V. MATTHEW, b. Mar. 4, 1861, at Goshen; d. Sept. 22, 1S65; buried at Middle- 
town, N. Y. 
\1. MATILDA, b. Mar. 22, 1S64, at Goshen. 
VII. SUSAN, b. Dec. 7, 1S66, at Denton; m. WUliam Canfield. Issue: 

I. Jesse W. Canfield. Residence, State Hill, Orange Co., N. Y. 
VIII. ELIZABETH, b. Sept. 10, 1869, at Denton; m. Elroy Givens. Issue: 
I. Mary Givens. Residence, Middletown, N. Y. 
IX. RICHARD VAN HOUTEN, b. Dec. 30, 1871, at Denton; m. Kittle Mills. Issue: 

I. Robert E. Ryerson. 

304. ABRAHAM VAN HOUTEN RYERSON,' {John N.,' Nicholas,' Hassel," 
John G.,^ J oris,'' Martin^), son of John Nicholas and Hannah (Van Houten) 
Ryerson, was b. Mar. 23, 1836. He m. at Wawayanda, N. Y., Dec. 29, 
1858, Mary C. Van Duzer. Residence, Campbell Hall, N. Y. They 
had issue: 

I. GERTRUDE VAN HOUTEN, b. Mar. 23, i860; m. William H. Ludnum. 
II. SUSAN, b. Feb. 27, 1864; m. Dr. Dewitt Gosman Lippincott, son of Rev. Ben- 
jamin C. and Mary C. (Parker) Lippincott. The Rev. Benjamin Lippincott was 
a cousin of Joshua B. Lippincott, of the well-known Philadelphia publishing 
house. Issue: 
I. Edwin Pierson Lippincott, b. Sept. 13, 1887. 
n. Roy L. Lippincott, b. Feb. 14, 1889. Residence, Campbell Hall, N. Y. 

III. IRA, b. Dec. iS, 1866; m. Eva Johnson. 

IV. ANNIE, b. Feb. 6, 1S6S; d. y. 

305. NICHOLAS PETER RYERSON,' (Peter N.,' Nicholas,' Hassel,* John 
G.,^ J oris,- Martin^), son of Peter N. and Lorinda (Rutan) Ryerson was b. 
Aug. 7, 1835; m. Nov. 7, 1866, Mary E. Dusenberry. Resides at the old 
homestead near Glenwood, N. J. He served in the Civil War. Their 
children were: 

I. ANNA E., b. Oct. 2, 1868; m. Willard Brett. Resides in Newark. 
II. JOHN D., b. Aug. 14, 1870. Resides in New York City. Bookkeeper for the 

firm of Bruen, Ritchie and Co., N. Y., Wholesale Druggists. 
III. NICHOLAS P., Jr., b. Oct. 21, 1876. 


306. WILLIAM H. RYERSON/ {Nicholas N.,' Nicholas,' Hassel,' John G.,^ 
J oris, "^ Martin^), son of Nicholas N. and Sarah (Rhodes) Ryerson, b. Aug. 8, 
1850; m. Dec. 28, 1870, Anna Case. Issue: 

I. ERXEST L., m. Jennie Co.x, and the}* have a son: 
I. William N. Ryerson. 

307. CHRISTOPHER S. RYERSON/ (Nicholas F.,^ Peter,-' Hassd,* John G.,^ 
J oris, '^ Martin^), son of Nicholas F. and Sarepta (Simonson) Ryerson, was 
b. in Vernon, Sussex Co., N. J., Feb. 23, 1839. Removed to Huron Co., O., 
with his parents when a boy about five years old. Resided later in Portland, 
Mich. He m. Mary Bacon, and had issue: 

I. MARY, b. 1879; d. y. 
II. LEO, b. July 19, 18S2. 

308. JOHN R. RYERSON,' {Nicholas F.,« Peter,' Hassel,* John G.,^ Joris,'' 
Martin:^), son of Nicholas F. and Sarepta (Simonson) Ryerson, was b. 
Dec. 13, 1843. A farmer of Peru Township, Huron Co., O. He m., first, 
Amanda Paterson; second, Catherine Kendall. Issue: 

I. NELLIE, m. Earl Amsden. Residence, Norwalk, Ohio. Issue: 
I. Bernice Amsden. 
II. A son. 
II. GEORGE, m. Blanche Brooks. Residence, Peru, Ohio. Issue: 
I. Roy Ryerson. 
II. A daughter who d. in youth. 

III. FAY, d. y. 

By his second wife Catherine (Kendall) Ryerson were two children: 


309. WILLIAM RYERSON,' {Nicholas F.,^ Peter,' Hassel,* John G.,^ J oris, ^ 

Martin^), son of Nicholas F. and Sarepta (Simonson) Ryerson was b. Mar. 
28, 1855. A farmer of Bronson, 0. He m. Sadie Coxley, and they had 
five daughters: 




310. IRA RYERSON,' (Paul F.,' Peter,' Hassel,' John G.,^ Joris,^ Martin'), 
the eldest child of Paul F. and Sarah (Drew) Ryerson, was b. in July, 1842. 
He m. Sarah Van Houten, b. July 24, 1842, dau. of Helmigh Van Houten 



and Caroline (Berdan) Van Houten. Helmigh Van Houten was son of 
John Van Houten and Sarah Van Winkle, dau. of Johannis Van Winkle, 
and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of George, Jr., and Mary (Duboise) Ryerson. 
Residence, Paterson, N. J. Issue: 

I. CAROLINE, b. Oct. 27, 1865; m. John C. Norton. Residence, Plattsburg, N. Y. 
They have issue: 
I. Ethel Norton. « 

II. Nellie Norton. 
in. Pearl Norton. 
IV. Percy Norton. 
II. JOHN JACOB, b. Sept. 13, 1867; m. Jessie Givens. Residence, Vernon, N. J. 
They have issue: 
I. Ruth Ryerson. 
II. Charles Ryerson. 
III. James Ryerson. 

III. HELMIGH, b. Oct. 2, 1869. 

IV. GERTRUDE, b. Jan. 5, 1871; m. Abraham Cole, and has issue: 

I. Abraham Cole. 
II. Elise Cole. 

III. Elma Cole. 

IV. Olive Cole. 

V. PAUL F., b. Oct. 7, 1873; m. Mrs. Cora Dewey. Residence, Castle Creek, 
Broom Co., N. J. They have a dau. b. Dec. 25, 1902. No further informa- 
VI. VICTORIA I., b. Dec, 1876. Residence, Newark, N. J. 

VII. ALBERT BERDAN, July 28, 1878; m. Jennie Staats. Residence, Milford, N. J. 
They have a dau. : 
I. Mary Ryerson. 
VIII. CATHALINA, b. Jan. 10, 1880. 
IX. SADIE, b. Mar. 28, 1885. 
X. BESSIE, d. in infancy. 

311. EBEN (or Ebenezer) RYERSON,' {Paul F.,« Peter," Hassel,' John G.,» 
J oris, "^ Martin'^), son of Paul F. and Sarah (Drew) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 6, 
1845. He m. Margaret Van Ness. Their children were : 

I. JOSEPH A., b. July 14, 1869; m. Josephine Irwin. Residence, Newark. 
II. DORA, b. Mar. 24, 1873; m. William Davenport. They have daughters: 
I. Lillian Davenport. 
II. Margaret Davenport. 

III. MARY, b. Sept. 23, 1874; m. Benjamin Vreeland. Residence, Pompton, N. J. 

IV. ALFRED, b. Mar. 4, 1878; d. AprU 26, 1878. 

312. WILLIAM LINCOLN RYERSON,' (Paul F.,^ Peter,' Hassel,* John G.,^ 
J oris, "^ Martin^), son of Paul F. and Sarah (Drew) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 4, 
i860. Residence, Franklin, N. J. 


313. MARTIN RYERSON,' {Paul F.,« Peter,'' Hassel* John G.,' Joris,^ Martin'), 
son of Paul F. and Sarah (Drew) Ryerson, b. Nov. 7, 1862. Lives at Sussex, 

314. GEORGE EDSALL RYERSON,' {George M.,^ Peter,^ Hassel,* John G.,^ 
Joris,^. Martin'), son of George M. and Sarah C. (Edsall) Ryerson, was b. 
Mar. 6, 1858. A farmer of Fairfield Township, near Peru Line, Huron Co., 
O. Mr. Ryerson has in his possession an old family Bible showing the 
Farber family lineage as early as 1760. He m., 1886, Nettie (or Hattie) 
Snyder, b. in 1867. 

I. EDNA, b. May 30, 1887. 
II. CHARLES, b. July 7, 1889. 
III. RUTH JANNETTE, b. July 28, 1898. 

315. DELNO P. RYERSON,' {George M.," Peter,' Hassel,' John G.,= Joris,-" 
Martin'), son of George M. and Sarah C. (Edsall) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 10, 
1863. A farmer of Peru Township, O. Married Loisa Beers. Children: 




VII. A daughter. 

316. WILLMM DREW RYERSON,' {John F.,^ Peter,' Hassel,* John G.,' 
J oris,- Martin'), eldest child of John Farber and Catherine Jane (Drew) 
Ryerson was b. at Vernon, N. J., Sept. 22, 1849; m- ^t Glenwood, N. J., 
Jan. 4, 1870, Jane Bailey Toland, daughter of William and Alzada (Bailey) 
Toland. She was b. at Martentown, in Vernon, N. J., Aug. 30, 1850. 
They settled in New Milford where Mr. Ryerson engaged in farming. 

I. FLOYD TOLAND, b. Aug. 25, at New MOford. Resides in New York City, 

and is engaged in business at 133 Crosby St. 
II. FRED, m. a Miss Shaw, of Vernon, N. J., and has two children. Resides at 
New Milford, N. J. 

III. CHESTER WHITNEY, b. Sept. 17, 1875; d. y. 

IV. A daughter, who died young. 

317. GILBERT DREW RYERSON,' {John F.,^ Peter,' Hassel,^ John G.,^ 
J oris, "^ Martin'), son of John Farber and Catherine Jane (Drew) Ryerson, 
was b. Mar. 14, 1854. He m. Louisa Houston. Issue: 


I. JAMES, b. 1879; m. Dena Harrison. Resides on a farm at, or near, Warwick, 
N. Y. They have a son: 
I. Gilbert Ryerson, b. 1901. 
II. JOHN J., b. April 7, 1881. Resides in New Milford. 
III. CHARLES, b. 1884. Resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

318. MILO ELMER RYERSON,' {Martin !/.,« Peter,'' Hassel,' John G.,^ 
J oris, "^ Martin'^), son of Martin N. and Harriet I. (Van Tine) Ryerson, 
b. May 13, 1870. He resides at Brinton, Isabella Co., Mich., where he 
has a general store. He m. Aug. 24, 1892, Mary A. Cyr, b. July 17, 1875. 

I. IVAN GUY, b. June 26, 1893. 
II. INEZ MAY, b. Sept. 16, 1898. 

319. NATHAN COLE RYERSON,' {Richard A.,^ James,'' William A.,' Mar- 
tin,^ J oris,' Martin^), eldest child of Richard A. and Nancy (Cole) Ryerson, 
was b. in N. J. in 1846. Removed with his parents to Muscatine Co., la., 
in 1855. He m. Mar. 6, 1872, Eunice Adelia Bullock, of Davenport, la. 

I. ADRIAN STANTON, b. Mar. 16, 1875; d. Sept. 8, 1901, while studying for the 

II. EDWIN RAMAH, b. Sept. 2, 1879; m. Sept. i, 1904, Joanna Adath Garrett, of 
Kirkville, Mo. Issue: 
I. Ramah Russel Ryerson, b. Sept. 19, 1905. 
II. Adath Adelia Ryerson, b. April 26, 1907. 
HI. Mary Lou Ryerson, b. July 15, 1909. 

III. ASA ALLEN, b. July 25, 1881, at Dorchester, Neb.; d. Aug. 14, 1898. 

IV. INA MAY, b. Feb. 22, 1885; residence, Lincoln, Neb. 

V. BLANCHE CALLIE, b. June 27, 1888; residence, Lincoln, Neb. 

320. RICHARD RAMAH RYERSON,' {Richard A.,^ James," William A.,'^ 
Martin,^ J oris, ^ Martin}), third child of Richard A. and Nancy (Cole) 
Ryerson, was b. in New Jersey, in 1850. Removed with his parents to 
Iowa in 1855. He m., first, Callie Esther Bullock, sister of Eunice A. 
(Bullock) Ryerson, of Dorchester, Neb., formerly of Davenport, la. Issue: 

I. MAURICE THEODORE, b. Sept. 19, 1877, at Dorchester, Neb. Issue: 
I. Mary Ryerson, b. Dec. 30, 1908, at Broken Bow, Neb. 
II. Richard Maurice Ryerson, b. July 17, 1910, at Broken Bow, Neb. 
II. RAMAH RICHARD, b. Aug. 25, 1879, at Dorchester, Neb.; m., Jan. i, 1906, 
Grace Mildred Imbrie, of Broken Bow, Neb. Issue: 
I. Martha Kathryn Ryerson, b. Oct. 5, 1909. 

III. PETER EMERSON, b. May 4, 1881, at Dorchester, Neb. Living at Holtville, 

IV. MELISSA, b. Dec. 24, 1883; d. y. 


Richard R. Ryerson m., in 1887, as his second wife, Martha Rankin. 
Residence, Broken Bow, Neb. No issue. 

321. THEODORE RYERSON,^ {George A.,^ Abraham, Jr.,"- Abraham," George, 
Jr.,^ J oris, '^ Martin^), the eldest son of Judge George A. and Christina 
(Debow) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 27, 1831; m. May 3, 1853, Sarah, dau. of 
John A. O'Neil. They reside at Jersey City, or that part of it known as 
W. Hoboken, on Palisade Ave. Mr. Ryerson is an attorney with offices 
in Hoboken, N. J. Their children are: 

I. THEODORE, Jr., b. Sept. 9, 1857. An attorney of New Brunswick, N. J. 
He m. Almira Addis, and they have a son: 
I. Theodore A. Ryerson, b. in 1879. 
403. II. JOHN VOORHIES, b. Jan. 16, 1862; m. Caroline Tiederman. 

III. MARTIN VAN NESS, b. Jan. 9, 1864; m. Letitia Brown. Residence, Jersey 


VI. GEORGE A., an attorney. 

522. LORENZO RYERSON,' {George A., ^ Abraham, Jr.,'' Abraham," George, Jr.? 
J oris? Martin^), son of Judge George A. and Christina (Debow) Ryerson, 
was b. Dec. 31, 1833; m. May 29, 1847, Mary S., dau. of Thomas Mande- 
ville, of Pompton Plains. They resided on his father's homestead at 
Pacquanac, now Wayne. He was a teacher of vocal music. Children: 

I. ALMA ANN, b. June 30, 1857; m. May 29, 1878, Theodore Debow. Issue: 

I. Elsa Debow. 
II. GEORGE L., b. May 22, 1859; m. Jane Bogart. Residence, Pacquanac. 
I. Irving Ryerson. 
II. Marion Ryerson. 

III. THOMAS MANDEVILLE, b. Sept. 15, 1861; m., first, Jennie Balcom; second, 
Eugenia Bolton. Residence, Pacquanac. Issue: 

I. Jennie Ryerson. 
II. Douglas B. Ryerson. 
III. Thomas Russel Ryerson, b. 1904. 

IV. MARY CHRISTINA, b. Mar. 31, 1S63; d. y. 

V. SARAH ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 28, 1865; m. Andrew A. Van Ness. Issue: 
I. Edna Van Ness. 
II. Ida Van Ness. 
III. Jane Van Ness. 
VI. LA VINA, b. July 8, 1S66; m. Edwin R. Van Ness. Issue: 
I. Burton Van Ness. 
II. Eveline Van Ness. 
ui. Edith Van Ness. 


VII. MARY HESTER, b. Aug. 9, 1868; m. Albert D. Teller. Issue: 
I. Albert Ryerson Teller. 
II. Griffith Harold Teller. 
VIII. WILLIAM ANDERSON, b. 1869; m. Ada Price. Issue: 
I. William Henry Ryerson. 
IX. EVELYN LOUISA, b. Aug. 31, 1873; m. George R. French. Issue: 
I. Addison French. 
II. Irma French. , 

III. Eveline French. 

IV. Helen French. 

X. FREDERICK A., b. Aug. 9, 1877; m. Josephine M. Warren. Issue: 
I. Raymond McDonald Ryerson, b. Mar. 4, 1904. 

323. SHERIFF ABRAHAM RYERSON,^ (George A.,' Ahraham, Jr.," Abraham * 
George, Jr.^ J oris, ^ Martin^), son of Judge George A. and Christina (Debow) 
Ryerson, was b. Jan. 3, 1842. A respected and honored citizen of Morris- 
town, N. J. Sheriff of Morris Co. N. J., for many years. Abraham Ryerson 
enHsted, 1861, in 4th New York Independent Battery. Served two years 
and transferred to 5th New York Independent Battery. Discharged 
Oct. 31, 1864, as a sergeant. Served at Gettysburg, siege of York, Williams- 
burg, Richmond, Malvern Hill, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, Spotsylvania, 
Winchester and Cedar Creek. Abraham Ryerson m., Sept. 2, 1868, for 
his first wife, Martha M. Benjamin, dau. of Davnd and Cornelia (Smith) 
Benjamin, a descendant of Rev. John Robinson (the devoted pastor of the 
Pilgrims). Mr. Ryerson m. second, Melinda Jane Van Ness. Mr. Ryer- 
son has an old diary of George Ryerse, with records dating from 1752. 

I. ALICE, b. Sept. 11, 1870; m. Ira MitcheU. Issue: 
I. Esther Mitchell. 

II. Cora Mitchell, b. June, 1873; d. July 27, 1874. 
II. CLARABEL, b. Nov. 15, 1874; m. Warren Parker. No issue. 

III. ALFRED BIRD, b. Oct. 25, 1879. 

IV. NELLIE, b. Jan. 20, 1884. 

V. CHRISTINA, b. Mar. 22, 1886. 
VI. HELEN, b. Oct. 6, 1887. 

324. ABRAHAM DAVID RYERSON,' (John A.,^ Abraham, Jr.,' Abraham,^ 
George, Jr.,^ J oris, ^ Martin^), son of John A. and Christina (Linderman) 
Ryerson, was b. July 30, 1851; d. June 27, 1881; m. Matilda Lord, b. 1853. 

L DAISEY, b. 1872; d. 1874. 
II. HELEN, b. 1875. 
in. BELLE, b. Jan. i, 1877. 
IV. JOHN, b. 1879. 


325. VESTA RYERSON/ {Charles,' Col. William,' Luke,' Lucas,^ Joris,-" 
Martin^), dau. of Charles and Lydia (Ryerson) Ryerson, b. at Paris, Me., 
May 21, 1830; m. Charles Colburn Bills, b. April, 1833; d. Feb. 16, 1892. 
He was for many years a shoe manufacturer in the city of Boston, Mass., 
and acquired a considerable fortune. His widow survived him and lived 
at the homestead, a beautiful estate in Waltham, Mass. Issue: 

404. I. ELLA GERTRUDE BILLS, b. Nov. 27, 1856; m. Alanson D. Brown. 

II. IDA ESTELLE BILLS, b. April 16, 1861; m. June 30, 1S86, WUliam Augustine 
Moody. They had issue: 
I. William Augustine Moody, b. July 22, 1887. 
11. Charles Colburn Moody, b. Oct. 9, 1889. 

III. Louis Moulton Moody, b. Dec. 24, 1890. 

IV. Ida Allen Moody, b. Nov. 28, 1892. 

326. CHARLES W. RYERSON,^ {Cushman,' Luke,' Luke,' Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Cushman and Lavina (Dunn) Ryerson, was b. April 7, 
1830. He purchased part of his father's homestead, but later sold it and 
removed to Norway, Me. He became owner of some valuable town prop- 
erty in addition to a large farm. He m., Mar. i, 1859, Susan R., dau. of 
Brackett Marston, of Norway, and had children: 

I. LIZZIE J., b. in Paris, Me., May 22, 1862; d. Feb. 27, 1865. 
II. LIZZIE C, b. in Norway, May 20, 1866. 

327. ALVIN M. RYERSON,^ {Cushman,' Luke,' Luke,' Lucas,'' Joris,^ Martin'), 
son of Cushman and Lavina (Dunn) Ryerson, was b. June 23, 1834. He 
served in the Civil War as a commuter. He m., first, Carrie H. Barker; 
second, Mrs. Maria (Maxwell) Garland, and settled at Skowhegan, Me. 

I. CHARLES C, b. Sept., 1864. 

328. HENRY AUGUSTUS RYERSON,^ {Samuel,' Luke,' Luke,' Lucas,^ 
J oris, "^ Martin'), son of Samuel and Harriet (Small) Ryerson, was b. in 
1838; d. Sept. 25, 1869; m. Genevra, dau. of Ether and Mary J. (Pratt) 
Deering. Ether Deering, son of Samuel Deering and Hannah Sawyer, 
m. Mary J., dau. of Leonard Pratt. He was descended from George 
Deering, who came from England and was one of the first settlers of Scar- 
borough, Me., becoming owner of a plantation at Blue Point as early as 
1640. Ether Deering was an uncle of William, the founder of the Deering 
Harvesting Machine Co. His widow married Robert Skillings whose 
first wife was Caroline Ryerson. Henry Augustus and Genevra (Deering) 
Ryerson, settled at Osage, la., in Mar., 1865. He was mustered in on 


quota of Auburn, Maine, 23d regiment, in 1865, for service in the Civil 
War, and discharged at Boston. Children: 

I. WILLIAM A., m. Jessie H. Knowles. He is a jeweler at Seattle, Wash. They 
have three children: 
I. Harold Swain Rverson, b. 1888. 
n. Knowles A. Ryerson, b. 1893. 

III. Gemma I. Ryerson. , 

II. FRED M., m. Hattie Hubbard. Residence, Seattle, Wash. They have two 
I. Leonard M. Ryerson, b. 1895. 
n. Charles Leslie Ryerson, b. 1899. 
III. EUGENE D. Residence, Los Angeles, Cal. 

329. GUSTAVUS H. RYERSON,' {Col. Alexander,^ Luke,'' Luke," Lucas, ^ 
J oris, "^ Martin^), son of Col. Alexander and Columbia (Stetson) Ryerson, 
was b. May 30, 1843, d. about 1902. He served through the Civil War, 
and was Sergeant Co., F., 9th Maine Vols., mustered in Sept. 22, 1861. 
He re-enlisted in same company, Jan. 12, 1864. He m. Rosetta Heath, 
and settled at Sumner, Me. Issue: 


II. EMMA, m. Thomas HoUis. 

330.LEROY ALPHONSO RYERSON,' {Joh,^ Luke," Luke," Lucas,^ Joris,'' 
Martin'^), son of Lieut. Job and Elizabeth (Twitchell) Ryerson, was b. 
May 6, 1844; m. Laura, dau. of Stephen R. and Anna (Pratt) Starbird, b. 
Sept. 10. 1853. Resided at Worcester, Mass. Had three children. Names 

331. FRANKLIN CHESTER RYERSON,' {Job,^ Luke," Luke,' Lucas,' Joris:- 
Martin'-), son of Lieut. Job and Elizabeth (Twitchell) Ryerson, was b. 
July 6, 1846; m. Cecilia, dau. of Howland B. Ford. Residence in the 
"Ryerson Neighborhood," Paris Hill, Me. Issue: 

I. PERLEY B., b. Feb. 25, 1879. Residence, Providence, R. I. 
II. ELIZ.ABETH, b. Oct. 20, iSSi. 

332. THOMAS EDWARD RYERSON,' (7o6,« Luke," Luke,* Lucas,' Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Lieut. Job and Elizabeth (Twitchell) Ryerson, was b. 
Nov. 23, 1848; m. Ruby W. Ford. Residence, E. Sumner, Me. Children: 

J. CHARLES C. B., b. Sept. 13, 1S79; ra. Martha Young. Issue: 
I. LuRUTH Ryerson, b. May, 1902. 


333. HENRY JENKS RYERSON,' {Nalhan P.,« George,'" Luke,"- Lucas? 
J oris, "^ Martin'^), the eldest child of Nathan Parsons and Hannah L. (Mil- 
liken) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 17, 1833. He served as a corporal in the Maine 
Infantry during the Civil War. He settled at Lowell, Mass., and became 
one of the leading merchants of the city. He m. Hannah Sprowl. After 
her death he resided in Lowell with his dau. Issue: 

I. FRED, d. y. 

II. LILL.^, m. Herbert Chapman. They have issue: 
I. Henry Ryerson Chapman. 

334. CHARLES E. RYERSON,' {Nathan P.,« George," Luke,'' Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Nathan Parsons and Hannah L. (Milliken) Ryerson, was 
b. May 12, 1840, and d. June i, 1901. He purchased a large farm in Bethel, 
Me. He m., Oct. 24, 1862, Mary Ellen Smith, b. 1840, and they had two 

I. NELLIE, b. Dec. 3, 1870; d. y. 

11. GEORGE EMERSON PARKER, b. Dec. 5, 1S80. This young man inherited 
his father's estate and resided on the farm with his mother. He d. suddenly of 

335. JAMES ARTHUR RYERSON,' {William,^ Howell,'' Luke," Lucas,' Joris,'- 
Martin^), son of WilUam and Rowena (Whitmarsh) Ryerson, was b. at 
N. Abington, Mass., July 13, 1853; m. Jan. 10, 1877, at New Haven, Conn., 
Sarah Amanda Hubbell, b. at Derby, Conn., Sept. 25, 1852. Residence, 
New Haven, Conn. Children: 

I. WILLIAM EVANS, b. June 24, 1878. 

II. SADIE ROWENA, b. Mar. 16, 1S81; m. at W. Haven, Conn., Dec. 18, 1900, 
Frank S. King, and had issue: 
I. Lois Jannette King, b. June 30, 1902, at W. Haven, Conn. 

336. WALLACE RYERSON,' (Simeon,' Howell," Luke," Lucas,' Joris," Mar- 
tinS), son of Simeon and Phoebe (Nickerson) Ryerson was b. Feb. 6, 1851; 
m. Alice Saunders, b. Nov. 14, 1853. Residence, E. Weyinouth, Mass. 

L EFFIE MABEL, b. June 27, 1S75; m. in Mar., 1902, Gerry Adams Pratt, and 
lives at Montello (Brockton) Mass. 
n. ALICE EDNA, b. Aug. 22, 1S78. 
III. WALTER F., b. Feb. 26, 1882. 

337. JOHN FAIRFIELD RYERSON,' {Amos,' Howell," Luke," Lucas,' Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Amos and Anne (Young) (Roberts) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 19, 
1842. He served during the Civil War, in the gth Me. Vols., and lost an 


arm in the service. He located in Clay Centre, Kan., after the war, where he 
was honored with various pubUc ofl&ces and elected Judge of Probate for 
Clay Co. In later years he removed to Denver, Col., where he was made 
Pension Agent. He m., first, Abbie Green; second. May Ollingsworth. 
The children by the first marriage were: 

I. ORA MAY, b. Mar. 2, 1867, MarshaU Co., Kan.; m. May 15, 1887, WiUiam 
Stepp. Residence, Clifton, Kan. They had a son, b. Aug.* 2, 1893; d. y. 
II. MAUD, m. J. C. Carson. Residence, Marysville, Kan. 

III. MERTEN E., m. Olive Barton. Residence, Denver, Col. Issue: 

I. Hahold Ryerson. 
n. Raymond Ryerson. 

IV. REV. FRANK E., m. Anna George, and they had 4 children. 


338. JOHN RHUTILLUS RYERSON,' (Samuel W.,' Nehemiah," Luke,' Lucas ■" 
J oris, "^ Martin'^), son of Samuel Winslow and Mary Brown (Davis) Ryerson, 
was b. at Paris Hill, Me., Jan. 11, 1843. He entered the Union Army, when 
a young man and served through the Civil War as corporal in Co. B., 
12th Reg. Mass. Vol. Inf., and was wounded at Antietam. Mr. Ryerson 
resided for a short period in Hollis, N. H., then in Concord, Mass., where 
he for some years had charge of the vineyards of Ephraim Bull. He as- 
sisted in raising and perfecting the first Concord grapes, which were devel- 
oped upon this estate. Mr. Ryerson later moved to Woburn, Mass., 
where he resided for many years. In 1904 the family resided in Boston, 
Mass., He m. in Cambridge, Mass., Sept., 1870, Evelyn Augusta Meady, 
b. at Hamilton, Mass., April 23, 1851, d. Nov. 21, 1910. Her father was 
William T. Meady, of Ipswich, Mass., mate of the brig "Lucy Atwood," 
from which he was accidentally drowned in Savannah Harbor, July 30, 
1853. Her mother was Elizabeth E. Blanchard, b. at Hallowell, Me., 
Dec. 12, 1828, dau. of Samuel and Betsy (RoUins) Blanchard. John R. 
and Eveljm (Meady) Ryerson had five children: 

405. I. ALBERT WINSLOW, b. Mar. 31, 1872; m. Vida E. F. Marsh. 

II. FLORENCE EVELYN, b. Sept. 24, 1873, at Saugus, Mass.; d. Mar. i, 1895, 
and was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston, Mass.; m. Fred Logan, son of 
James Logan and had issue: 
I. Emma Harvey Logan, b. May 17, 1891. 
II. WiLHEMiNA Logan, b. June, 1892. 

Another child was b. to them but died almost immediately, the mother 
following shortly after. The children later lived with paternal grandparents, 


in ]\Iedford, Mass. The father married again and resides in Boston, where 
he is Supt. of the Atlantic Construction Co. 

III. JESSIE ISABELLE, b. at Somerville, Mass., May 22, 1879; m. Feb. 28, igoi, 
Rev. Hale Cummings. He was pastor of the Franklin Park Baptist Church, but 
subsequently resigned the ministr>' and took up electrical engineering. Living 
in 1907 at Wakefield, Mass. Issue: 

I. Hale Lorimer Cummings, b. in Wrentham, Mass., Dec. 23, 1901. 
II. Evelyn Elizabeth Cummings, b. Dec. 8, 1903. 

IV. EDGAR LEROY, b. in Woburn, Mass., Mar. 5, 1883. An attorney-at-law. 
Graduated from Boston University Law School; m. June i, 1908, Mabelle Ridge- 
way Adams, dau. of Alonzo S. and Ada (Ridgeway) Adams. Resides Wakefield, 
Mass. Issue: 

I. Phyllis Adams Ryerson. 
II. Gilbert Adams Ryerson, b. Sept. 5, 1913. 
V. RUSSEL PERCY CLEVELAND, b. at Woburn, Mass., Oct. 7, 1S89. He 
developed great vocal talent, and has been connected with the choirs of Trinity 
Episcopal Church, Copley Sq., Emanuel Church and Church of the Messiah, 
Boston. He organized and became the first president of Trinity Church Choir 
Alumni Association, of Boston. In 1911 he was organist and choir master of 
St. Thomas Church, Battle Creek, ]\Iich. Resides Wakefield, Mass. 
VI. There is also an adopted son, CHARLES ALFRED SMITH, the orphan son of 
Henry Stephen Smith, of Portsmouth, England, and wife Sarah (Estes) Smith, 
of Paris, Me. Mr. Smith the elder,, came from England when a boy. He was 
a sea-faring man. He m. Sarah Estes a domestic in the employ of Mr. Ryerson. 
She d. shortly after her child was b. and the father followed some years later. 
The child was reared in the family of Mrs. Ryerson, and subsequently adopted. 
He m. Etta Newell. Residence, Boston, Mass. 

339. HON. RHUTILLUS ANDREW RYERSON,' (Andrew J.,' Reading,' 
Luke,* Lticas,^ J oris,- Martin'^), son of Andrew J. and Columbia D. (Lyford) 
Ryerson, was b. Mar. 8, 1849. He resides at the homestead farm near 
Livermore Falls, Me. He is prominent in the affairs of the community 
and a member of the State Legislature. His library in his commodious 
country home is extensive and contains many choice volumes. He m., 
first, Bessie E., dau. of Dr. Eben and Charlotte (Owen) Chase. Charlotte 
Owen was dau. of Charles and Sarah (Badger) Owen. Her grandfather 
was John Badger, whose wife was Mary Webster, cousin of Daniel Webster. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ryerson had children: 

I. CAMILLA C, b. Mar. 29, 1884; m. Dimitra G. Dimitra. Mr. Dimitra is a 
druggist of Brockton, Mass. Issue: 
I. Helen G. Dimitra. 
II. CAROLINE, b. 1802; d. y. 
III. STANLEY MOULTON, b. Mar. 10, 1896. 

The mother d. in 1896, and Mr. Ryerson m., second, July 19, 1898, 
Mary E., dau. of William and Cordelia (Kimball) Pollard. (See Pollard 
Gen.) Mrs. Mary (Pollard) Ryerson was b. Dec. 12, 1863. 


340. JOHN EBEN RYERSON,' {Lulher L.,« Ehen,^ Luke,'' Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Marlui^), son of Luther Leander and Marj^ A. (Dowell) Ryerson, was b. in 
Boston, Jan. 20, 1854. He removed later to Paterson, N. J. He m., first, 
Aug. 24, 1876, Elizabeth Weeks, of Paris, Me., and by her had issue: 

I. EDDIE DEXTER, b. in Paterson, N. J., Nov. 23, 1S78; m. May i, 1902, Mar- 
garet Sloan of Paterson. Issue: 
I. Harold Edwin R^-erson, b. .\ug. 28, 1903. * 

II. LUTHER L., b. in Boston, Feb. 4, 1883; d. July 4, 1883. 

Mr. Ryerson m. second, Sarah Muddell, and had issue: 

III. MARY EMMA, b. Jan. 10, 1890, in Paterson, N. J. 

341. JOHN HENRY RYERSON,' {Peter,' Lucas,'' George L.,'' Lucas? J oris? 
Martin^), second child of Peter and Sarah Agnes (Kipp) Ryerson, m. Jane 
Andruss. Their children were several in number, but we have information 
of one only: 

I. MARY ELIZABETH. A school teacher. 

342. EDWARD FRANKLIN RYERSON,' (John,' Abraham,^ George L.,« 
Lucas, ^ J oris, ^ Martin^), second child of John and Cecilia (Crane) Ryerson, 
was b. Jan. 2, 1834; d. April 15, 1897. He m., May i, 1858, Susan E. 
Bordick, b. June 10, 1832, dau. of William and Jane (Strawbridge) Bordick. 
Jane Strawbridge was a dau. of Lady Eliza Stanley by her husband, Mr. 
Strawbridge. This last named lady was a sister of Lord Derby. After Mr. 
Ryerson's death his widow lived at Ridgewood, N. J. Their children were: 

I. MARY CECELIA, b. ApiA 29, 1859; d. Jan. 9, 1899; m. April 29, 1895, George 
Young. They lived in Ridgewood, N. J. Issue: 
I. Edward Ryerson Young, b. July 3, 1S96. Residence, Ridgewood, N. J. 
II. JOHN W., b. July 6, 1863; d. May 18, 1899; m., June 16, 1891, Frances Adele 
Westervelt, and they have a dau.: 
I. Raena Ryerson. 
III. FRANKLIN De MUNN, b. Jan. 29, 1S75; d- Mar. 19, 1878. 

343. ABRAHAM H. RYERSON,' {John,'' Abraham,'' George L.,^ Lucas,^ Joris,'- 
Mariin^), fourth child of John and Cecelia (Crane) Ryerson, was b. July 22, 
1839. Lived on his farm at Mountain View, N. J. He m. Aug. 5, i860, 
Caroline Van Houten, b. Nov. 29, 1842. Their children were: 

I. WILLIAM v., b. Oct. 23, 1S62; m. Martha R. Demarest. Live in Paterson, 
N. J., and they have a son: 
I. Chauncey a. Ryerson, b. .\ug. 13, 1880. 
II. SPENCER, b. Sept. 2, 1S64; m. Margaret Cecelia Degney, b. June 6, iSSi. 
Residence, Lincoln Park, N. J. No issue. 


III. JOHN LESTER, b. Oct. 23, 1S66; m. Elizabeth M. Bedford. Residence, New- 
ark, N. J., and he is a train despatcher in the employ of the Penn. R. R. He has 
one chQd, a son: 

I. Leroy Rverson, b. Oct. 23, 1S95. 

IV. MARY ADELE, b. Feb. 21, iS6g; m. David Hawthorne, Jr., b. Feb. 23, 1867. 

I. David Harrison Hawthorne, b. Aug. 14, 1895. 

II. Spencer Ryerson Hawthorne, b. Nov. 9, 1898. Residence, Midvale, N. J. 
V. ELIZABETH, b. May 8, 1870; m. Irving Hall, b. Aug. 15, 1858, and they have a 
I. Howard Irving Hall, b. Mar. 8, 1890. 
VI. BERTH.\, b. July 27, 1873; m. Henry S. Doremus, b. 1870, and they have a son. 

I. Louis Doremus, b. Nov. 25, 1899. 
VII. CHARLES H., b. Oct. 3, 1875. Chief Clerk, D. L. and W. R. R. at Paterson, 

344. CHARLES BAXTER RYERSON,' {Martin,^ Abraham,'- George L.," 
Liicas,^ Joris,'^ Martin^), son of Martin and Charlotte S. (Shephard) Ryerson, 
b. 1846; m. Mary E. Horton. He was named in honor of his uncle. Col. 
Baxter, of the New York "Blues." Col. Baxter, won distinction in the 
Mexican War. Residence, Newark, N. J. Issue: 

I. MARTIN H., b. Mar. 2, 1876; m. Mrs. Anna Hammond, widow of Frank Ham- 
mond. No issue. 
II. CHARLOTTE, b. Feb. 23, 1880. 
III. FLORENCE, b. Dec. 7, 1885. 

345. WALTER RYERSON,' (Martin,^ Abraham,' George L.,^ Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Martin and Charlotte S. (Shephard) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 
15, about 1850; m. Jan. 20, 1877, Elizabeth M. Slate, b. Mar. 13, 1849. 
Residence, Newark, N. J. They had one child: 

I. MABEL LILLIAN, b. Nov. 8, 1878; d. Feb. 3, 1904; m. Harry Sylvester Reed. 

346. BYRON RYERSON,' (David,' John G.,' George L.,' Lucas,^ Joris,^ Mar- 
tin'^), eldest son of David and Anna Maria (Leak) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 27, 
1832; d. Mar. 8, 1857; m. Matilda J. Wilson. Residence, Sullivan, Ind. 
Their children were: 

I. Dr. CARL DAVID, b. June 14, 1853; m. May 19, 1881, Emma Meyers. Resi- 
dence, West Union, 111., where he has an extensive practice. Issue: 
I. Dr. Carl David Ryerson, Jr., b. April 24, 1882. 
II. MARTHA ELLEN, b. Jan. 29, 1856; m. in Sullivan, Ind., Sept. 3, 1879, Millard 
F. Sharpless. Residence, Toledo, Ohio. They had issue: 
I. Collie Sharpless, b. June i, 1880; d. Oct. 18, 1881. 
II. Henry Sharpless, b. Oct. 9, 1881. 
HI. Charles Carroll Sharpless, b. May i, 18S4. 


347. WILLIAM H. RYERSE/ {Peter C./ Samuel, Jr.,'' Col. Samuel,* Lucas? 
J oris? Martin^), son of Peter C. and Maria (Kniffen) Ryerse, was b. Nov. 12, 
1830. Residence, Port Dover. He was twice m., first, to MariUa Boulby; 
second to Amanda Stinchcomb. Mr. Ryerse had three children. No 
further information. 

348. JOHN RYERSE,' {Peter C," Samuel, Jr.,'' Col. Samuel,* Lucas,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of Peter C. and Maria (Kniffen) Ryerse, was b. April 5, 1840. 
He resided at Port Dover, Ont. He m., first, Emma EdsaU; second, Eliza 
Kniffen; third, Terese Stringer. Issue: 

I. EVA, m. George Gibbs. Residence, Port Ryerse. 

II. IRVING, m. twice. Residence, Stratford, Ont. He is known as Irving "Ryer- 

III. ARTHUR. Residence, Hamilton, Ont. He has also adopted the "Ryerson" 
form of spelling his name. 

IV. LARNED, d. unm. 

The issue by his second wife was: 

V. LILLIAN, d. y. 

VI. JOHN VIXLEY, b. Nov. 28, 1880; m. Jan. 16, 1901, lona Schram. This family 
resides in Buffalo, New York. Issue: 
I. Everett Ryerse, b. July 12, 1902. 
II. Harold Ryerse, who d. in infancy. 
VIII. LEE, d. y. 
X. BRUCE, d. y. 

There were three other children who died young. 

349. THOMAS RYERSE,' {Peter C.,« Samuel, Jr.,'- Col. Samuel,* Lucas,^ Joris? 
Martin>), son of Peter C. and Maria (Kniffen) Ryerse, was b. July 10, 1842, 
and d. June 4, 1900. He m., first, Perdilla Boulby, and had issue: 

I. FRANK, b. 1S66, who m. and resided in Daggett, Cal. Issue: 
I. Myrtle Ryerse. 
II. Hazel Ryerse. 

The father m., second, Mary Sidway, sister of Charity Sidway, wife 
of Samuel Ryerse, and by this marriage had issue : 

II. ELIZABETH, who m. a Mr. Greenbury. 


350. GEORGE RYERSE,' {Peter C.,« Samuel, Jr.,"- Col. Samuel,' Lucas,' Joris,-" 
Martin}), youngest son of Peter C. and Maria (Kniffen) Ryerse, was b. in 
1845, aiid d. June 14, 1901. Resided at Port Dover, Ont. He m. Jane 
Huston. Their children were: 

I. ELLA, m. a Mr. Lemmon. 
II. ELSIE, m. John Messecar. Residence, Nilcroches, Ont. 




351. SAMUEL RYERSE,' {Samuel H.,^ Samuel, Jr.,'' Col. Samuel,' Lucas,' 
J oris ^ Martin^), son of Samuel H. and Elizabeth (Mandeville) Ryerse, was 
b. near Port Ryerse, Ont., Aug. 25, 1840. He m. Nov. 24, 1864, Charity 
Sidway, a sister of Mary Sidway, who m. Thomas Ryerse, a cousin of her 
husband. His widow survived him and resided in Buffalo, N. Y. Issue: 

I. ETTA B. O., b. July 18, 1866; m. WiUiam F. Spike. Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 

No issue. 
II. SAMUELLA, b. June 12, 1872; m. F. J. CuUen. Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. No 

352. EUGENE RYERSE,' {Isaac F.,^ Samuel, Jr.,"- Col. Samuel,' Lucas,' 
J oris, "^ Martini), son of Isaac F. and Mary (Chamberlin) Ryerse, was b. 
June 20, 1858. He m. Jessie, dau. of William and Mary Bailey. They 
resided some years in Louisiana upon the plantation of Col. Breaux, of 
which he had charge, and where one of their children was born. They 
subsequently returned to Port Dover, Ont., where the family now resides. 
Issue : 

I. ISAAC FREEMAN, b. July 8, 1880. 
II. MARY, b. June 11, 1882; m. Harry Hill. 

III. ARLE ELECTA, b. Feb. 13, 1884; m. Eusebius Yoe. 

IV. HARRY THEODORE, b. June 20, 1888. 
V. HAZEL, b. Mar. 21, 189 1. 

VI. JOSEPHINE BREAUX, b. April 16, 1894. 
VII. ADA, b. Dec. 2, 1897. 

353. OREN SUTTON RYERSE,' {William, H.,^ Rev. George J.,' Col. Samuel,' 
Lucas,' J oris, "^ Martin^), the only son of William H. and Maria Graham 
(Gilbert) Ryerse, was b. at Port Ryerse, Ont. and died in Minneapolis, 
Minn. Mr. Ryerse was connected with the firm of Maendler Bros., of 
St. Paul, Minn. He m. Emily Jane Green, of Port Ryerse, Ont., and they 
had issue: 


I. MARY GRAHAM. Residence, Minneapolis, Minn. 

II. WILLIAM HENRY, m. in igoo, Elizabeth Davis, dau. of David Davis, of 
Minneapolis. Residence, Minneapolis, Minn. They had issue: 

I. DoRANCE David Ryerson, b. April 30, 1901. 

III. FLORETTA LOUISE, d. at the age of five years. 

IV. GRACE VIOLA, m. 1903, Arthur R. Thompson, of Minneapolis, Minn. Resi- 
dence, Minneapolis. « 


354. LOUIS EUGENE RYERSE,' {Capt. Lnvis,^ Rev. George 7.,^ Col. Samuel,'^ 
Lucas, ^ J oris,- Martin'-), the eldest son of Capt. Lewis and Catherine (Kel- 
ley) Ryerse, was b. in Port Ryerse, Ont. He m. Lillian Biddle. Mr. 
Ryerse resided in St. Ignace, Mich. Their children were: 




355. HARRY HAMILTON RYERSE,' {Capt. Lewis,' Rev. George J.,'' Col. 
Samuel,'^ Liicas,^ Joris,"^ Martin'^), son of Capt. Lewis and Catherine (Kelley) 
Ryerse, m. Loretta Harris. They reside at Allenville, Mackinac Co., 
Mich., and he is sheriff of Mackinac County. 

356. SAMUEL RYERSON,' {Levi,'^ Isaac,^ John," Lucas? Joris? MartivS), 
son of Levi and Susan (Sultz) Ryerson (Ryason), was b. Feb. 19, 1859. 
Residence, Oquawka, 111., and is proprietor of the Commercial Hotel. 
He writes his name "Ryason." His children were: 

I. MYRTLE, b. Sept., 1889. 

II. ARIZONA, b. Dec. 18, 1892. 

III. ZELDA, b. Jan. 30, 1893. 

357. JOHN JACOB RYERSON,' {Henry,' Jacob," John J.," Jacob,' Ryer,^ 
Martin^), only son of Henry and Hannah Jane (Wilson) Ryerson, was b. 
about 1826. Residence, Highland Falls, N. Y. He m. Elizabeth Lewis. 
He was a soldier in the Civil War. Issue : 

I. ANN MARIA, m. Henry Byard, of Cornwall. Issue: 
I. Ellen Byard. 
u. Maud Byard. 
III. Herbert Byard. 

III. WILLIAM, b. Aug. 6, 1865; m. 1887, Nellie Hager. He enlisted in the U. S. 
Army at West Point, Nov. 3, 1885, serving in the Philippines and elsewhere. He 
was promoted to Sergt. of Co. D., U. S. Eng. Corps. He d. in 1904 of pneumonia 
at Leavenworth, Kan. His widow and children removed to Highland Falls, N. Y. 


I. John Ryerson. 
II. Henry Ryerson. 

lu. William Ryerson. 
IV. Elizabeth Ryerson. 
V. Ann Ryerson. 
VI. Bertha Ryerson. 
VII. Mary Ry'erson. 

V. JOHN JACOB, d. y. 

358. PETER SMITH RYERSON,' (Abraham,' Jacob,^ John /.," Jacob,' 
Ryer,^ Martini), son of Abraham and Catharine (Smith) Ryerson, was b. 
May lo, 1841. He served three years with the Union forces in the Civil 
War. Mr. Ryerson resided at Rock Island, 111. He m. June 22, 1864, 
Mary Ellen Nolan, who had devoted three years of her life to nursing the 
wounded during the war. Issue : 

I. JAMES R., b. Nov. 13, 1866. 

II. JOHN J., b. May i, 1868; m., Nov., 1903, Lizzie Haldren. Residence, Sterling, 

III. GEORGE, b. Oct. 13, 1869; d. June 20, 1891. 

IV. DANIEL, b. Nov. 3, 1871; m., Sept. 7, 1900, Nettie Cewee. 

V. MARY E., b. Sept. 3, 1873; d. Feb. 22, 1897; m., June 22, 1891, Gustave 

VL WILLIAM, b. June 3, 1876. 
VIL SAMUEL, b. Oct. 16, 1880; m. Aug., 1903, Mabel Miers. 
VIII. HERBERT, b. Sept. 4, 1882. 

359. ALBERT BERDAN RYERSON,' {Abraham,'' Jacob,"- John /.,* Jacob,' 
Ryer^ Martin"-), son of Abraham and Catharine (Smith) Ryerson, was b. 
Dec. 15, 1842. He was a mason by trade and resided at Ramsey's, N. J. 
He m. Jan. 16, 1864, Hannah Cavin Montrose. Children: 

I. JOHN CORNELIUS, b. Oct. 8, 1867; m. Ida Goutchers, of Saddle River, N. J. 
I. Henry J. Ryerson. 
II. John Cornelius Ryerson, Jr. 
II. ABRAHAM THEODORE, b. Sept. 29, 1871; m. Caroline Vanderbeek. 

III. HENRY W., b. Aug. 8, 1881. 


V. PETER T., d. y. 

360. ABRAHAM RYERSON,' {Jacob,^ Jacob,"- John J.," Jacob,' Ryer,^ 
Martin^), was a son of Jacob and Letitia (Van Tassel) Ryerson. Residence, 
Greenwood Lake, N. Y. He m., first, Elizabeth Hodgkins; second, Annie 
Hall; third, Eliza Youmans. Children by the first wife: 


I. JOHN JACOB, b. May 19, 1876, m., first, Edna Clara Pittinger. She d. and he 
m., second, Mary B. Smith, of Boonton, N. J. This family resides at Boonton, 
N. J. ChDdren: 
I. Howard Smith Ryerson, b. May 14, 1902. 
II. Raymond Ryerson, b. Dec. i, 1903. 

II. ROBERT. Residence, Cedar Grove, N. J. 

III. MABEL, m. Ward Pittinger, a brother of Mrs. Edna C. (Pittinger) Ryerson. 
Issue: • 

I. Clinton Pittinger. 

IV. EDITH. Residence, Boonton, N. J. 
V. LILLIAN. Residence, Boonton, N. J. 

By the second wife he had issue: 



By the third wife he had two children who d. y. 

361. ALBERT RYERSON,^ {Jacoh,^ Jacob,' John J.,* Jacob,' Ryer,' Martin'), 
son of Jacob and Letitia (Van Tassel) Ryerson, m. Mary Barret, sister of 
Mrs. Jacob (Barret) Ryerfeon. Residence, Greenwood Lake, N. Y. Issue: 





362. JACOB RYERSON,' (Jacob,^ Jacob,' John /.,* Jacob,^ Ryer,^ Martin^), 
son of Jacob and Letitia (Van Tassel) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 17, 1854. He 
is a well known citizen at Greenwood Lake, N. Y. He has a line of steamers 
upon Greenwood Lake, also a stage Hne from Sterhng Forest to Greenwood 
Lake. He m. Anne Barret, b. Dec. 26, 1854, a sister of Mrs. Mary (Barret) 
Ryerson. Children: 

I. CATHERINE, d. y. 
II. ISABEL, d. y. 

III. ANNE, d. y. 





J. SAMUEL RYERSON,' (Jacob,'' Jacob,' John J. *Jacob,^ Ryer,- Martin'), son 
of Jacob and Letitia (Van Tassel) Ryerson, m. Rachel Dowlan. Children: 





t. CORNELIUS VANHOUTEN RYERSON/ (Williatn F.,^ Francis:^ 
William,* William,^ Ryer,"^ Martin'), son of WilHam F. and Cornelia (Osborn) 
Ryerson, was b. Sept. 14, 1844; m. Dec. 25, 1868, Ellen, dau. of Joris 
(George) Doremus. She was a widow at marriage. Residence, Oakland, 
N. J., and their children were: 





. RALPH SPEAR RYERSON,' {William F.,^ Francis,' William,* William,^ 
Ryer," Martin'), son of William F., and Cornelia (Osborn) Ryerson, was b. 
Sept. 27, 1853. He m., first, at Boonton, N. J., on May 22, 1873, Rosa 
O'Neil, b., in Co. Kildare, Ireland, May 22, 1853, and d. in New Jersey, 
June 19, 1885. He m., second, in Aug., 1886, Melissa Crowley. She 
died and he m., third, INIrs. Randall, a widow. Ralph S. and Rosa (O'Neil) 
Ryerson had issue: 

I. JENNIE, b. AprQ 13, 1874; m. John Henry Stout. Residence, Newark, and 
have issue: 
I. Harry Stout, b. Sept. 28, 1897. 
II. Ralph Stout, b. Oct. 23, 1S99. 
III. William Stout, b. Oct. 30, 1901. 
II. WILLIAM, b. Jan. 18, 1875. 

III. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 25, 1876; m. Frank Griffith. Residence, Newark. No 

IV. DANIEL, b. Mar. 6, 1881. 

V. MARY ANN, b. Oct. 31, 1882; m. Frederic Kaster. Residence, New Jersey. 
No issue. 

VI. EMELINE ROSE, b. Nov. 13, 1S83; d. Mar. 31, 1899. 


366. I\IORRIS EDEN RYERSON,' (called Eden) {Thomas F.,^ Francis,' 
Williaj)!,^ William,^ Ryer,"^ Martin^), son of Thomas F. and Catherine 
(Doremus) Ryerson, was b. July 6, 1848. Residence, Newark, N. J. 
He m. Caroline Plumley, and they have issue: 

I. ETHROPE EGBERT, b. Jan. 8, 1872. Residence, Washington, D. C. 
II. JESSE EDWIN, b. June 5, 1874; m. Henrietta Schmidt. Residence, Yonkers, 
N. Y. Issue: 
I. Morris Edwin Ryerson, d. y. 
n. Myrtle Ryerson, b. in 1901. 

III. EDITH E., b. Feb. 22, 1879; m. Alfred W. Leach. Residence, Newark. Issue: 

I. George Halstead Leach, b. 1899. 
II. Lloyd Alfred Leach, b. Aug. 4, 1902. 


\. WILLIAM HENRY, b. July 14, 1887. 
VI. RICHARD P., b. Nov. 16, 18S9. 

367. CORNELIUS HENRY RYERSON,' (called HenrjO {Thomas F.,« Francis,' 
William,'^ William,^ Ryer,- Martin^), son of Thomas F. and Catherine 
(Doremus) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 30, 1854. Residence, E. Orange, N. J. 
He m. Lizzie R. Brown, of Morristown. She d. in Aug., 1902. Issue: 

I. BESSIE, b. Dec, 1878; d. y. 
II. ELSIE, b. Feb. 12, 1SS4. 
III. CARL W., d. y. 

368. JAMES NEWTON RYERSON,' {Peter F.,« Francis,' William,' William,^ 
Ryer,'^ Martin^), son of Peter F. and EHza (Dodd) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 9, 
1845 ; m. Abbie Wheaton, and resided in Newark. They had three children: 

I. WILLIAM P., b. Mar. 8, 1868; d. 1896; unm. 
II. FRANCES HALSTEAD, b. Dec. 6, 1S69. 
III. HORACE NEWTON, b. Mar. 2, 1878; m. LiUian Wilson. No issue. Resi- 
dence, Newark. 

369. HENRY RYERSON,' {Peter F.,' Francis,' William,* William,^ Ryer,- 
Martin^), son of Peter F., and Eliza (Dodd) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 17, 
1849; m. Abby Cadmus, and resided in East Orange, N. J. Children: 

L NELLIE, b. Dec. 20, 1874. 

II. LUCY, b. June, 1877. She is a school-teacher in one of the Newark Public 

III. CHESTER, b. Mar. 28, 1879. 

IV. FRED, b. Mar. 20, 1882. 
V. ELSIE, b. Sept. 10, 1S84. 

VI. VERDA, b. Aug., 18S7. 
VII. BESSIE, b. Sept., 1889. 


370. FRED B. RYERSON/ (Nicholas,'' Bernard," William,* William,' Ryer,- 
Mariin^), son of William Nicholas and Anna E. (Francisco) Ryerson, was 
b. May 24, 1857. He d. Aug., 1891. He resided in Newark; m. Mary 
Ryan, and had issue: 


These two children resided with an aunt in Newark, N. J., after the father's 

371. MARTIN RYERSON,^ (Abraliam,' Gilliam,'' Ryer,* Johannis,' Ryer," 
Marliii^), son of Abraham and Rachel (Van Houten) Ryerson, was b. 
Aug. 7, 1826; d. Mar. 30, 1892; m. Dec. 3, 1853, Mary Ann Christie Ramsey. 
They resided at Oakland, N. J. Children: 

I. JOHN R., b. July 30, 1856; d. Nov. 17, 1896; m. July 28, 1886, Margaret Van 
Horn, dau. of John and Eliza (Salzer) Van Horn. Resided at Ramsey, N. J. 
They had children: 
I. Emma Ryerson, b. Feb. 18, 1887; d. Feb. 22, 1S89. 
n. Mary Ryerson, b. Oct. 16, 1888; d. May 3, 1897. 
ni. Charles B. Ryerson, b. Aug. 20, 1890. 
IV. Sarah Eliza Ryerson, b. June 20, 1892. 
V. John Van Horn Ryerson, b. Nov. i, 1894. 
VI. Ethel B. Ry-erson, b. Mar. 23, 1897; d. Aug. 5, 1898. 
II. MARGARET, b. May 9, 1858; m. John Bush. Residence, Stroudsburg. 

III. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, b. Dec. 15, 1862; d. June 16, 1894; m. June 3, 1890, a 
dau. of John and Maria (FoUey) Hopper. Widow resided (1908) at WyckofF, 
N. J. They had one child: 

I. Martin Ryerson, b. Aug. 16, 1891. 

IV. EMMA, b. Mar. 23, 1864; d. Mar. 23, 187.5. 
V. RATIE, b. June 9, 1870; d. Mar. 15, 1875. 

VI. MARY, b. Jan. 16, 1872; d. Mar. 19, 1875. 

VII. MARTIN, Jr., b. Sept. 21, 1873; m. in 1S96, Jennie Goodwin. Residence, Oak- 
land, N. J. Children: 
I. Hazel Ryerson, b. Dec. 16, 1900. 
n. Walter Ryerson, b. Feb. 17, 1903. 
in. Helen Ryerson, b. July 8, 1905. 

372. ANDREW ZABRISKIE RYERSON,^ {Martin J.,' John M.," Martin /.," 
Johannis,' Ryer,^ Martin^), the eldest son of Martin John and Mary Ann 
(Conklin) Ryerson, was b. July 24, 1844. He resides at Bloomingdale, 
N. J., on land which formed part of his grandfather's vast estate, and it is 
said that this is the last of the land which now remains in possession of the 
family. Mr. Ryerson is engaged in the real estate business with his offices 
in New York. He m. Oct. 24, 1871, Georgiana M. Linen, the fourth dau. 


of George Linen, an artist of Scotland, who came to America in 1834. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ryerson have one child : 

I. MARY ISABEL, b. May 6, 1873. 

373. LOUIS JOHNES RYERSON,' {Martin /.,« John M.,= Martin J.* Johan- 
nis,^ Ryer,^ Martin?), son of Martin John and Mary Ann (Conklin) Ryerson, 
was b. Mar. 19, 1850. In 1876 he graduated from Coluijibia Law School. 
Was adinitted to the practice of law in New York City, but subsequently 
located in Paterson, N. J., and was associated with the late Vice-President, 
Garret A. Hobart, from whose office he registered. It was he who gathered 
the material and wrote the genealogy of the "Ryerson Family" published 
in 1902; an excellent work, treating principally of the family in New Jersey. 
He m. May 31, 1888, Janie Ryerson Roome, dau. of Martin Ryerson Roome 
and Rachel Ann, dau. of George L. Ryerson. They have one child: 

I. LOUISE JANET, b. Aug. 9, 1889. 

374. ROBERT COLFAX RYERSON,' {Martin /.,« Jacob M.," Martin /.," 
Johannis,^ Ryer,^ Martin^), son of Martin J. and Marianna (Falls) Ryerson, 
was b. Sept. 26, 1847. Residence, Montclair, N. J. He was engaged in 
the real estate business, with headquarters at Montclair, N. J. He m. 
Kate H. Smith. They had four children: 

I. MARIE FALLS, b. June 21, 1871. She is a journalist of considerable ability, 

and is on the staff of reporters for the "Newark News." 
II. ROBERT COLFAX, b. Mar. 8, 1873. 

III. FLORENCE, b. July 23, 1875; m. 1904, Franklin Smith. Is a school-teacher. 

IV. BERTHA CAMPBELL, b. AprU 6, 1879. 

375. JEROME RYERSON,' {George £).,« Jeromus,'' Jacob," Martin,^ Jacobus,"" 
Martin^), son of George D. and Jane (Simonson) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 22, 
1817; d. about 1856. He was engaged in the manufacturing of architectural 
iron specialties. He m. Amanda Post, and their children were : 

I. GEORGE, b. Dec. 22, 1842; d. May, 1885; unm. 

II. ANN AUGUSTA, b. Mar. 13, 1845; m. Thomas Z. Burroughs of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
I. Frank Elmer Burroughs, d. y. 
II. Ann Augusta Burroughs, d. y. 

III. Maud E. Burroughs. 

IV. Alfred Burroughs, d. y. 

V. Jane Amanda Burroughs, d. y. 

III. EDWARD P., b. Sept. 11, 1845; d. Aug. 6, 1846. 

IV. HENRY C. MURPHY, b. Mar. 17, 1848; d. April 27, 1850. 
V. MARY ELIZA, b. Jan. 24, 1850; d. April 27, 1850. 


VI. CHARLES, b. Jan. 14, 1S52; d. June 10, 1854. 
VII. JOHN VANDERBILT, b. Mar. 16, 1854; m. Mary Florence Reynolds, dau. 
of John B. and Sarah J. (Smith) Reynolds. Residence, Chicago. No issue. 
VIII. AMANDA JANE, b. Nov. 10, 1855; d. y. 

376. JOHN RYERSON,^ {John,^ Martin,'' John,'' Martin,^ Jacohis,^- Martin^), 
son of John and Margaret (Simonson) Ryerson, was b. Sept. 22, 1822, and 
d. April 5, 1901. He m. on Sept. 2, 1846, Maria Williamson, b. June 22, 
1826. His widow and daughter, Mrs. Tuttle, lived at the homestead. 

I. MARGARETANN, b.Junei7, 1847; d. May 7, 1867; m. Thomas Davis. Issue: 
I. Margaret Davis, d. 1S67. 
406. II. GEORGE WILLIAMSON, b. May 27, 1849; d. July 22, 1885; m. Ida A. Vande- 

III. MARTIN, b. Mar. 2, 1851; d. July 19, 1S51. 

IV. JOHN WILLIAM, b. June 3, 1856; d. Feb. 21, 1865. 

V. JACOB VANDEVEER, b. Nov. 21, 1859; m. Ada Carpenter. Residence, 
Jamaica, L. I. Issue: 
I. Mabel Ryerson, b. Oct. 31, 1SS9. 
II. Florence Ryerson, d. y. 
VI. CLARENCE COOPER, b. at Flatlands, Jan. 13, 1863; d. Dec. 16, 1902. Resi- 
ded at Woodhaven, L. I. He m. Mary Emma Daniel of Virginia. Issue: 
I. John Ryerson, b. June 30, 1895. 
VII. MARY ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 11, 1866; m. Hiram C. Tuttle, a commission 
merchant of New York. 

377. JACOB RYERSON,' {John,' Martin," John,* Martin,^ Jacobus,'' Martin^), 
son of John and Margaret (Simonson) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 29, 1826. 
He, like his forefathers, lived only a short distance from the spot where the 
first ancestor of the family in the New World settled centuries ago. It was 
the immediate ancestors of this family who owned the land around the 
Navy Yard at Brooklyn, and from whom "Ryerson St." in Brooklyn took 
its name. He m. Oct. 10, 1855, Catherine Ann Nostrand, only child of 
Stephen L. Nostrand, b. April 15, 1827. She d. June 6, 1884. Children: 

I. WILLIAM FREDERIC, b. Oct. 11, 1856; m. Oct. 15, 1879, Ida Van Siclen, b. 
Nov. I, 1857. He is a farmer and occupies the residence directly opposite his 
father's, at New Lotts, L. I. They have two sons: 
I. Jacob Ryerson. 
II. Garret Van Siclen Ryerson. 
II. GEORGE NOSTRAND, b. Mar. 21, 1858; m. Phoebe Frederics and had a son: 
I. George Ryerson, Jr. Residence, New Lotts, L. I. 

III. PHOEBE ANN, b. Aug. 16, 1859; d. Jan. 27, 1863. 

IV. CORNELIA REMSEN, b. Feb. 17, 1865; d. AprU 13, 1894; m. George E. Van 


V. MARGARET SIMONSON, b. Jan. 27, 1868; m. Jacob L. Bergen. 
\-I. CATHERINE LOTT, b. Dec. 14, 1869; m. James Rapelje Williamson, and had 
a son: 
I. James Ryerson Williamson. Residence, New Lotts, L. I. 

378. MARTIN RYERSON,' (7aco5,« Martin,^ John,' Marlin,^ Jacobus,^ 
Martin^), son of Jacob and Lydia (Folk) Ryerson, married, first, Phoebe. 
Powell. She was living on Mar. i, 1850, on which date She was party to a 
conveyance of land in Queens Co., by the heirs of John Ryerson, deceased. 
His second wife was Jane Foster, dau. of Jacob Foster. Issue: 

I. MARTIN. He was, no doubt, Martin Ryerse, Jr., whose name appears on 

Trinity Church, N. Y., records as having d. April 7, 1877, aged 22 years. 
II. MARGARET. Residence, Larchmont, N. Y. 

III. GENET, m., first, Louis Baker; second, S. A. Warner. Issue: Three children. 

IV. MARY, m. George Van Berk, of Larchmont, N. Y. 

379. EDWARD ADLINGTON RYERSON,' {William J.,' William,' Cornelius,' 
Martin,^ Cornelius,- Martin^), eldest son of William J. and Wilhemina 
(Martin) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 11, 1852; m. Alice Stone. Residence, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Their children were: 

I. WILLIAM F., b. Oct. 12, 1875; m- Mary Worden, and had two children who d. y. 
Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

II. JOHN A., b. Oct. 14, 1880; m. Jessie Bugbee. Residence, Washington, D. C. 
m. GRACE EDN.Y b. July 2, 1S83; d. y. 

V. EMILY ALICE, b. Nov. 28, 1893. 

380. LEONARD RYERSON,' {William /.,« William,' Cornelius,' Martin,' 
Cornelius,'' Martin^), son of WUliam J. and Wilhemina (Martin) Ryerson, 
was b. in May, 1856; d. in April, 1899; ™- Evelyn Augusta Hudson, b. in 
1852. Their children were: 




V. DAISY EVELYN, b. Feb., 1893. Residence, at home. 
Widow lives in Brooklyn. 

381. WILLIAM RYERSON,' {William /.,« William.^ Cornelius.' Martin,' 
Cornelius,^ Martin^), son of William J. and Wilhemina (Martin) Ryerson, 
m. Georgianna Acker, and they reside in Stamford, Conn. Their children 


I. MAY. 

And two others who d. y. 

382. JOHN LISCOM RYERSON/ {Jacob T.,^ John C.,' Cornelius,* George,' 
Cornelius,'^ Martin^), son of Jacob Travers and Celia (Liscom) Ryerson, 
was b. Mar. 12, 1846; d. in May, 1893; m., first, Mary Kelley, who d. about 
1886. Issue: 

I. MARTIN, b. 1868; d. about 1894; unm. 
II. JOHN, b. Sept. 23, 1871; m. Laura Golden, and had three dau.: 
1. Mary Salone Ryerson, d. about 1893. 
11. LoRETTA Ryerson. 

in. Minnie L. Ryerson. Lives in Jersey City. 
III. WILLIAM, b. Oct. I, 1874; m. Emma Blocker. Lives in Jersey City. 

John Liscom Ryerson m., second, Catherine McCarnen, by whom he 
had one child, who d. in infancy. 

383. GEORGE VAN RENNSALAER RYERSON,' {George F.,« George,^ 
Martin,'^ George,^ Cornelius,- Martin'^), son of George V. and Jane (Bell) 
Ryerson, was engaged in the real estate business in New York. He m. 
Mrs. Annie E. (Curtis) Wilson. Issue: 

I. CHARLES HERBERT, b. July 18, 1876; d. July 30, 1876. 
II. HARVEY, b. July 14, 1877; d. AprH 6, 1883. 

III. GEORGE VAN RENNSALAER, b. Aug. 19, 1880; d. Sept. 3, 1880. 

IV. JANE (called Jennie), b. July 5, 1881; m. Feb. 23, 1904, Frederick R. Wright, of 
Meriden, Conn. 

384. THEODORE RYERSON,'' {Andrew B.,^ John,'' Martin,* George,^ Cor- 
nelius,- Martin^), son of Andrew B. and Pelatiah (Brinckerhoff) Ryerson, 
was b. Jan. 8, 1839. He resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. He m. Mary Matilda 
Coe. Their children were: 

407. I. HENRY MARTIN, b. Feb. 25, i860; m. Nettie Lounsbury. 

408. II. EDWARD EVERETT, b. Aug. 26, 1861; m. CecDia Byer. 

III. CHARLES WILLIAM, b. July 12, 1863. 

IV. ADELAIDE, b. July 23, 1865; m. Charles R. Thomas. Issue: 

I. A child who d. y. 
V. IRENE, b. Sept., 1866; d. y. 

409. VI. WILBUR, b. Sept. 21, 1869. 

VII. KATIE, b. Aug., 1871; d. about 1896; m. William Fawcett. The husband died 
and the surviving orphans resided with their grandfather. Their children were: 
I. Charles W. Fawcett. 
II. Viola Fawcett. 
m. Edna May Fawcett. 
IV. William Fawcett, d. y. 


VIII. THEODORE, Jr., b. July 24, 1873; d. about 1893. 
410. IX. ALV.\H BUCKBEE, b. Dec. 24, 1875; m. Katie Binden. 
X. HARRIET LOUISE, b. Feb. 8, 1879; d. Dec. 12, 1886. 

385. SPENCER RYERSON,' {Henry,' John,' Martin,* George,^ Cornelius,'' 
Martin^) son of Henry and Margaret Hull (Willet) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 
14, 1848, and d. March 25, 1892. Resided in New Ygrk. He m. Anne 
Brotherton, and their children were: 

I. MARTHA ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 24, 1875. 

II. ANNE, b. Dec. 11, 1878; m. Vincent Polhemus. Residence, New York, also 
Nyack, N. Y. 

III. JOHN, b. April 28, 1880. Residence, Jersey City Heights. 

IV. MARGARET WILLET (caUed Daisy), b. Nov. 7, 1883. Residence, New York 

V. HENRY SPENCER, b. AprU 30, 1885. 
VI. ALICE. Residence, New York. 
VII. CHARLES, d. y. 

386. GOV. GEORGE B. RYERSON,' (George B.,' Theunis," Themiis,* Theunis,^ 
Frans,^ Martin^), only son of George B. and Clara (Crane) Ryerson, was b. 
in New Jersey in 1824; d. in San Diego, Cal., Jan. 23, 1896. He left home 
when a young man and went west. He became a noted Indian fighter and 
was one of General Custer's scouts. Later he went to Mexico. There he 
became possessor of three famous ranches, the Los Vallecitos, Santa Clara 
and the YteHa, aggregating in all about 76,000 acres. He was made Gov- 
ernor of Lower California and was otherwise prominently identified with 
the affairs of that country. 

He was twice m., first, to Lulu , of Fond du Lac, Wis., and, 

second, to a Mexican lady by whom, it is said, he had several children. 

387. ABRAHAM RYERSON, Jr.,' (Abraliam,^ Theunis,'' T/ieunis," T/ieunis,^ 
Frans,^ Martin^), son of Abraham and Rachel (Ackerman) Ryerson, was 
b. Aug. 6, 1839; d. Nov. 6, 1899; m. Nov. 9, 1862, Harriet A., dau. of Willis 
A. and Eliza (Smith) Sartwell, of Ohio. Mr. Ryerson was a hardware 
merchant of Ionia, Mich. Issue: 

I. ALICE M., b. June 2, 1865 ; m. Fred Cutler, Jr., of Ionia, Mich. They have one child. 

I. Alta Ione Cutler, b. Jan. 23, 1892. 
II. GEORGE F., b. Mar. 10, 1867; d. 1873. 
III. CHARLES A., b. July 9, 1869; m. Grace FUkins in AprU, 1891. She was b. July 
27, 1872. He resides in Ridgedale, Tenn., and is proprietor of the Tennessee 
Blow Pipe Co. Children: 
I. Alice M., b. Mar. 12, 1892. 
II. Lee L., b. Dec. 27, 1893. 


IV. HENRY ROY, b. Aug. 30, 1873; d. Aug. 2, 1899. 

V. THEUNIS, b. Mar. 29, 1881; m., first, June 6, 1902, Bertha A. Tower; second, 
Pearl Canute. They reside in Holland, Mich. Issue: 
I. Eleanor Pearl Ryerson, b. 1906. 

388. FRANK C. RYERSON,' (Abraham,^ Tlieunis,^ Theunis," Theunis,^ Frans,^ 
Martin^), son of Abraham and Rachel (Ackerman) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 12, 
1851, in Genesee Co., Leroy Township, Mich. He is a farmer and owns 
a fruit farm near Kalkaska, Mich. He m., first, on June 18, 1871, Letitia 
E., dau. of George Frye, of Bettsville, 0. Their children were: 

I. WILLIAM ABRAHAM, b. Sept. 15, 1872. Residence, Chicago. 
II. MARY CATHERINE, b. April 20, 1877; m. Ed. Soderberg. Residence, 
La Crosse, Wis. 

III. ERMA PEARL, b. Nov. i, 1879; d. 1900; m. WQliam Dixon, of Clinton, la. 
No issue. 

IV. ADA IRENE, b. Sept. 3, 1881; m. Alvin Cook. Residence, Chicago. Issue: 

I. Ray Cook, b. Oct. 19, 1900. 
V. RACHEL, b. Nov. 10, 1882. Residence, Chicago. 

VI. SAMUEL LEROY, b. Jan. 29, 1885-6. Residence, Clinton, la., with his mother. 
He goes by the name of Samuel Machael. 

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Ryerson were divorced, both marrying a second 
time. The mother m. Louis F. Machael and resided in Chnton, la. The 
father m. Emma Oberley, and resided in Kalkaska Co., Mich. 

His children by the second marriage were: 

X. JOHN, d. y. 

389. MARTIN E. RYERSON,' (Abraham,' Theunis,' Theunis," Theunis,^ 
Fratis,^ Martin^), son of Abraham and Rachel (Ackerman) Ryerson, was b. 
April 24, 1857, and m. July 5, 1S75, Elizabeth Hardy. He is a farmer of 
Richland, Mich. Children: 

I. EDNA, b. July, 1876; m. George Co.x. Children: 
I. Lucy Cox. 
II. Cecil Cox. 
II. ABRAHAM, b. July, 1S77. 

390. MARTIN ANTOINE RYERSON,' (Martin,' Theunis,' TJieunis,^ Theunis,^ 
Frans,^ Martin^), son of Martin and Mary A. (Campau) Ryerson, was b. 
on the old Antoine Campau homestead. Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 26, 1856. 
He later acquired this property and presented it to the city of his nativity 


to be used as a park and to be thereafter known as "Antoine Campau 
Park" in memory of his maternal grandfather. In addition to this gift 
Mr. Ryerson gave the city the "Ryerson PubUc Library Building." In 
1857 his parents took up their residence in Chicago when he received his 
first education in the pubUc schools. After seven years of study in Europe 
he entered the Harvard Law School and graduated in 1878. Returning to 
Cliicago he practiced law for a time then became identified with his father 
as a member of the firm. He is one of the Trustees of the Field Museum, 
of Chicago, and Vice-President of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Mr. Ryerson continued in the business established by his father, from 
1881 to 1892. Since then he has devoted his attention to travel and various 
benevolent and educational organizations, notably the University of Chicago, 
for which he erected the Ryerson Physical Laboratory, in memory of his 
father. He is President of the Board of Trustees of the University. In 
1881 Mr. Ryerson married Carohne Hutchinson, dau. of Charles Hutchin- 
son, of Chicago. They have no children. 

391. EDMOND ALBERT RYERSON,' {Albert,^ John,' Theunis* Theunis,^ 
Frans,'^ Martin^), son of Albert and Agnes L. (Kaspar) Ryerson, was b. 
near Kingston, New York, Oct. 12, 1854. He married on July 4, 1881, 
Adelaide R. Finch, (called by some Addie Bathrick) b. Dec. 4, 1859. He 
was for some years a teacher in New York but subsequent to his marriage 
removed to Michigan. They Hved ten years in Akna, Mich., but finally 
settled in Belding, Mich. Issue: 

I. CHARLES ALBERT, b. Sept. 27, 1882; m. April 2, 1907, Catherine Anna 

Rzetelna (called Stanley) born in Poland, Nov. 11, 1888. 
II. ELOISE ALICE, b. Sept. 17, 1893. 
III. JOSEPH MARTIN TUNIS, b. Sept. 27, 1900. 

There were also two daughters and one son who all d. y. 

392. CORNELIUS A. RYERSON,' (John A.,« Abraham,' Theunis,* Theunis,^ 
Frans,^ Martin^), son of John A. and Abigail (Demarest) Ryerson, b. Oct. 2, 
1838. He m. Freelove J. Croffut, b. Sept. 4, 1838. Residence, Borough 
Park, Brooklyn, N. Y. Their children were: 

I. CLARA ISABEL, b. Dec. 7, 1862; m. Charles Bogart Vanderbeek. She d. in 

childbirth, Dec. 29, 1889. 
II. CORNELIUS ARTHUR, b. May 16, 1865; m. Katie Heddger. They reside in 
Toronto, Ont. He is a member of the firm of Ryerson & Might. They have a dau. : 
I. Ethelyn Ryerson, b. May 10, 1888. 

III. CHARLES HUBBEL, b. May 27, 1867; m., Jan. 28, 1889, Anna H. Braunsberg. 
Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. No issue. 

IV. IRA C, b. Nov. 2, 1868; d. Oct. 11, 1S69. 


V. IRENE, b. April 12, 1870; m. Nov. 20, 1898, Eugene Oakley. Issue: 

I. Cornelius E. Oakley, d. y. 

VI. JONATHAN E., b. Jan. 24, 1872. 

VII. EDITH, b. Feb. 10, 1875; d. y. 

VIII. FLORENCE, b. Jan. 2g, 1877; d. in infancy. 
IX. JENNIE GRACE, b. June 30, 1881. 

393. FRED REED RYERSON,' {George W.,^ Richard, Jr.,'' Richard G.,' 
J oris F.,^ Fratis,^ Martin^), son of George Washington and Caroline A. 
(Sherwood) Ryerson, was b. July 28, 1858. He m., first, Mary Elmira 
Spofford, b. i860, d. 1890. He resided for some years in Chicago, and 
was in the employ of the Elevated R. R. Co. Issue: 

I. FRED C, b. July 21, 1879; m. Lena Schubert. Residence, Chicago. 
II. FLORENCE ROBERTS, b. at Lincoln, Neb., June 6, 1881. Residence, 

The father married again in 1900, Cora Armstrong, of Des Moines, la. 
Removed to Rolph, Wis., where he took up some land and engaged in farm- 

394. GEORGE RYERSON,' (Jacob G.,' George,' John G.,* Joris F.,^ Frans,'' 
Martin^), son of Jacob G., and PermeUa Ann (Wilson) Ryerson, was b. 
April 30, 1832. He resided at Greenwood Lake, N. Y. He m. Frances, 
dau. of Thomas and Amanda (Odell) Storms, and sister of the first wife 
of Edmund F. Ryerson, of Warwick, N. Y. Their children were: 

L JAMES, b. Sept. 26, 1854; m. Eliza Aldrich. They had: 
I. Asa Ryerson. 
n. Bella Ryerson. 

III. Sarah Ryerson. 

IV. Effie Ryerson. 
V. Frank Ryerson. 

VI. Mildred Ryerson. 
II. GEORGE, b. Nov. 11, 1856; m. Rissy Aldrich. Issue: 
I. Julia Ryerson. 

III. SETH WILLIAMS, b. Nov. 28, 1858; m. Evelyn Decker. Issue: 

I. Maud Ryerson. 

IV. HARRIET LAVINIA, b. Jan. 28, i860; m. Robert, son of John Terhune. Issue: 

I. Emily Terhune. 

II. George Terhune. 

V. HARVEY EDGAR, b. Aug. 16, 1863. 

VI. PRISCILLA J., b. Sept. 16, 1865; m. Arazi Lozier, of Sparta. Issue: 

I. RuDOLPHUS Lozier. 

VII. ANN MARY, b. July 14, 1867; d. y. 

VIII. JOSEPH C, b. Aug. 16, 1869; m. Grace Utter. Residence, Greenwood Lake. 


IX. HANNAH FRANCES, b. Mar. 31, 1870; m. William Cyphor. Issue: 
I. Jennie Cyphor. 
II. Sarah Cyphor. 

III. ]\Iary Cyphor. 

IV. Howard Cyphor. 

V. Philander Cyphor. 
X. RICHARD, b. May 30, 1872; d. in infancy. 
XI. MARY E., b. Aug. 21, 1874; m. J. Andrew Lozee, of Montclair, N. J. 
XII. PHILANDER C, b. Dec. 29, 1876; m. Nellie Wiley. Residence, Greenwood 

XIII. PERMELIA ANN, b. Dec. 16, 1879. 

There were two other children who d. y. 

395. FRANK RYERSON,' {John A.,'' Samuel,'' Col. Tlieunis* Joris F.,^ Frans,^ 
Martin^), son of John A. and Rachel (Brown) Ryerson, resided in Paterson, 
N. J. He m. Reina Marshall, and their children are: 

I. WILLIAM, b. July 3, 1882; m. Daisy Hobson, and they have issue: 

I. Gerald Ryerson, b. Sept. 24, 1901. Residence, Paterson, N. J. 
II. FRANK, b. June 6. 1896. 

396. Wn^LIAM NEWTON RYERSON,' (William T.,' John A.," Col. Theunis* 
Joris F.,^ Frans,^ Marlin^), only son of WiUiam Theunis and Julia H. 
(Newton) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 7, 1875. Mr. Ryerson is an electrical en- 
gineer. He was formerly chief engineer of the Consolidated Electric Plants 
of the MetropoHtan Elevated R. R., of New York City and later had charge 
of the electrical plant at Niagara Falls, N. Y. Mr. Ryerson m. Oct. 31, 
1900, Martha, b. Feb. 27, 1874, dau. of U. S. Commissioner Enos Nelson 
and Julia Maria (Peet) Taft, and niece of Elizabeth Roe (Peet) Terry, 
b. Oct. 4, 1826, wife of John T. Terry. The children of William Newton 
and Martha (Taft) Ryerson were : 

I. WILLIAM NEWTON, Jr., \ , . , - c . 
II. ELIZABETH TAFT, ) *"'"^ ^- '"^ ^^P^"' ^^^^ 

in. PHILIP, b. Mar., 1906. 

597. GEORGE F. RYERSON,' (Francis G.,' George F.,' Francis F.* Joris F.,^ 
Frans,^ Martin^), son of Francis G. and Mary Corliss (White) Ryerson, 
was b. Nov. 16, 1857. He resides in Brooklyn, N. Y., and is a manu- 
facturers' agent. He m. Anna Cornell, and their children were: 

I. ELLA, b. May, 1884; m. Percy Hodgkiss, 
II. ALICE ESTELLE, b. Aug., 1891. 

III. WALTER G., b. Jan., 1893. 

IV. ARTHUR, b. Mar., 1895. 
V. DeWITT, d. y. 


398. SIMEON RYERSON,' {Francis,^ Simeon,'' Francis,^ John F.,' Frans,^ 
Martin^), son of Francis and Frances (Pitman) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 28, 
1844, and resided at Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., N. S., where he was engaged 
in farming. He m. (as her second husband) Elizabeth Winters, dau. of 
William and Cynthia (Churchill) Doane, and granddaughter of Nehemiah 
and EUzabeth (Cann) Churchill, widow of Samuel Winters to whom she 
was m. Nov. 20, 1859. (See Churchill Gen.) Children: 

I. FRANK, m. and had among others Everett and Barbara Ryerson. 
II. WILLIAM, m. Lillian, dau. of John Locks, of Lockport, N. S. Issue: 
I. Jessie Ryerson. 
n. LiNDSEY Ernest Ryerson. 

III. John Edward Ryerson. 

IV. Clinton Ryerson. 

III. JESSIE, m. William Riggs, of Boston, Mass. No issue. Residence, Waltham, 

IV. GEORGE. Residence, Waltham, Mass. 

399. OLIVER RYERSON,' {Francis,^ Simeon,^ Francis* John F.,^ Frans,^ 
Martin^), son of Francis and Frances (Pitman) Ryerson, was b. July 15, 
1850. Besides at Pleasant Valley, Yarmouth Co., N. S., and is engaged 
in farming. He m. Genevieve, dau. of Hiram and Edith Spinney, of Argyle, 
N. S. Children: 

I. OSCAR S., b. Sept. 11, 1875. Residence, Worcester, Mass., where he is foreman 

in an automobile factory. 
II. FRANCES EDITH, b. April 8, 1878. 

III. BERNARD, b. Feb. 23, 1880. 

IV. FRANK, b. April 3, 1882; m. Etta Williams. Residence, Pasadena, Cal. Issue: 

I. Francis Caryle Ryerson. 
V. EUGENE, b. Feb. 28, 1883. 
VI. PERCY, b. Oct. 3, 1888. 
VII. VIOLET, d. y. 
VIII. RUTH, b. June 6, 1897. 

400. GEORGE W. RYERSON,' (Stephen,' Martin,^ Francis,* John F.,^ Frans,"- 
Afartin'^), son of Stephen and Priscilla (Card) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 6, 1844. 
He was a farmer and resided at Lubec, Me. He m. Annie Morong, and 
their children were : 

I. FANNIE, b. Jan. 29, 1872; m. Ulysses Leslie Wormwell. 

II. GEORGE MARTIN, b. Nov. 10, 1875. Residence, Canada. 

III. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 6, 1876; m. Ella Morong. 

IV. MARY, b. June 6, 1880. 

V. LILLIAN, b. June 10, 1886. 
VI. LIN A, b. Aug. 8, 1888. 


401. CORNELIUS G. RYERSON,^ {Garrabrant,' George /.,« John G./ George 
I.* John G.,^ J oris, ^ Martin^), son of Garrabrant and Jane (Van Riper) 
Ryerson, was b. Sept. 28, 1855, and d. Mar. 6, 1898. He resided at Man- 
chester and occupied the homestead estate. He m., first, Oct. i, 1876, 
Estella Waits, who died Feb. 14, 1893; second, Jane (Waits) Gagnon, half- 
sister of his first wife and widow of Louis Gagnon. EDls children were 
all by his first wife, as follows : 

I. JANE VAN RIPER, b. Nov. 22, 1877; m. Abram Snyder, Jan., 1892. Resides 
at Passaic. Issue: 
I. Walter Snyder. 
II. GARRABRANT, b. Dec. 13, 1879. 

III. FRANCES, b. Nov. 20, 1S81; m. Thomas Fairlie, of Newark. 

IV. HARRY, b. Oct. 2, 1884. 

V. WILLIAM, b. Aug. 29, 1888. 
VI. JOHN MONROE, b. Mar. 8, 1892. 

402. IRA RYERS0N,8 {William,'' John,' Johannis,' Hassel,* John G.,^ Joris,^ 
Martin^), son of William and Sarah Jane (Patten) Ryerson, was b. Jan. 30, 
1864. He m. Sarah Burns. Residence, Cedar Rapids, la. Children: 

I. JENNIE, b. April, 1879; m. James Carey. Residence, Omaha, Neb. Issue: 

I. Donald Carey. 
II. CALVIN, b. Jan. 19, 1883; m. Laura Coover. Issue: 
I. Leola Ryerson, b. Aug. 23, 1904. 
m. MELVILLE, b. Jan. 17, 1887. 
IV. WILLIAM, b. June 21, 1889. 

403. JOHN VOORHIES RYERSON,^ (Theodore,' George A.,' Abraham, Jr.,^ 
Abraham,* George, Jr.,^ Joris,^ Martin^), son of Theodore and Sarah (O'Neil) 
Ryerson, was b. Jan. 16, 1862. He was named in honor of his maternal 
grandmother Voorhies. He is a Chief of Detectives at Jersey City, in the 
employ of the Penn. R. R. Co. He m. Caroline Tiederman. Residence, 
Jersey City. Their children are: 







404. ELLA GERTRUDE BILLS/ (Vesta,-' Charles,' Col. William,^ Luke,' 
Lucas, ^ J oris,- Martin^), dau. of Charles C. and Vesta (Ryerson) Bills, 
was b. Nov. 27, 1856, and m. in 1877, Alanson Da\'id Brown, of St. Louis, 
Mo., Mr. Brown's early life was spent in Vermont. In 1866 he estabHshed 
himself in business with liis uncle Charles W. Brown in Columbus, Missis- 
sippi, and in 1872 founded the Hamilton & Brown Shoe Co., St. Louis, 
Mo. a tirm of very wide influence in its field and of which he is now the 
head. He is identified with many prominent enterprises in St. Louis 
and is president of the Missouri Baptist Sanitarium to which he has donated 
various sums amounting to $80,000. He also gave $25,000 to the William 
Jewell College at Liberty, Mo. Children : 

I. ESTELLE BROWN, b. Mar. 17, iSSi; m. W. F. McElroy, of the Hamilton & 
Brown Shoe Co., and they have a daughter: 
I. Jane B. McElroy, b. in 1902. 
II. JENNIE M. BROWN, b. Mar. 17, 1S81; m. Jan. 27, 1903, WUliam D. Collins, a 
lumber merchant of St. Louis. 

III. ALANSON C. BROWN, b. Sept. 21, 1882. 

IV. HELENA C. BROWN, b. Nov. 19, 1884. 

V. VESTA RYERSON BROWN, b. Nov. 13, 1886. 
VI. RUTH BROWN, b. June 10, 1889. 

405. ALBERT WINSLOW RYERSON,^ {John R.,' Samuel W.,' Nehemiah,' 
Luke,* Lucas, ^ J oris,- Martin^), son of J ohn Rhutillus and Evelyn A. (Meady) 
Ryerson, and author of this present "Ryerson Memorial," was b. at HoUis, 
N. H., Mar. 31, 1872. The days of his youth were spent in Concord, Mass., 
and he has pleasant recollections of a childhood friendship with Ralph Waldo 
Emerson, and his beautiful daughter Ellen, also Miss Rose Hawthorne, 
Louisa M. Alcott, and others who attended the School of Philosophy 
nearby, or Hved in that neighborhood. His parents later removed to 
Woburn, Mass. After leaving the Woburn High School he entered into 
the employ of a Boston firm of manufacturing chemists as travehng repre- 
sentative. Before he was 21 years of age he had visited the principal 
cities of every state and territory in the Union. He located in after years 
in Detroit, Mich., and engaged in mercantile business, but subsequently 
returned to his old profession and has continued in that line to the present, 
traveling the North American continent over many times. 


It was during these travels and meeting people of the same name that 
the idea was conceived of writing this genealogy. What at first proved a 
pleasant diversion soon developed, however, into a stupendous task, con- 
suming all the leisure time of several years. Of a literary turn of mind he 
has written much for publication, particularly for Masonic journals; also 
is author of the Blanchard Memorial and Meady Family Genealogies. 
He is a member of several societies, including Long Island Hist. Soc. of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and the N. E. Hist.-Gen. Soc. of Boston; also Fellow- 
craft Club of Detroit, Mich. He m., April 5, 1893, Vida E. F. Marsh, 
b. Sept. 8, 1873, daughter of Robert J. and Mary J. (Beneteau) Marsh,* 
of Detroit, Michigan. Resides (1916) at 385 Vinewood Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
The children of Albert W. and Vida E. F. (Marsh) Ryerson are: 

I. MARTIN ALBERT, b. in Detroit, Michigan, July 3, 1898. 
II. GRACE LOUISE, b. in Detroit, Aug. 15, 1900. 
III. WINSLOW GEORGE MARSH, b. in Detroit, Dec. 29, 1909. 

406. GEORGE WILLIAMSON RYERSON,* {John,'' John,'' Martin," John,'' 
Martin ? Jacohus^ Martin^), son of John and Maria (Williamson) Ryerson, 
was b. May 27, 1849, and d. July 22, 1885. He m. Ida A., dau. of Stephen 
Vandeveer, of New Lotts, L. I. Issue: 

I. ELLA J., b. Mar. 20, 1874; m. Harry Bennett, and had issue: 
I. Alta Glayds Bennett, b. Feb. 27, 1898. 
n. Ella Bennett, b. Sept. 22, 1899. 
II. JOHN H., b. July 28, 1877. 

407. HENRY MARTIN RYERSON,* {Theodore,' Andrew B.,' John,'' Mar- 
tin,* George,^ Cornelius,^ Martin^), eldest son of Theodore and Mary- 
Matilda (Coe) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 25, i860. Residence, Brooklyn. He 
m. Nettie Lounsbury. Children : 

I. HARRY, m. Fannie Fitzpatrick and they had a son b. in 1902. Residence, 





* Robert J. Marsh, the father of Mrs. A. W. Ryerson, was son of Robert Marsh, who was b. in 
Crowhurst, near Dover, County Kent, England, and is supposed to be a descendant of the ancient 
family of that name of Ivy Chiurch and Snave Manor, who date their ancestry back to 1326, in the 
reign of Edward III. Their seat was then at East Langdon, near Dover. Robert Marsh came to 
America about 1832. 


408. EDWARD EVERETT RYERSON,^ {Theodore,-' Andrew B.,^ John,^ 
Martin,'' George,^ Cornelius,'' Martin'), son of Theodore and Mary Matilda 
(Coe) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 26, 1861. He m. Cecilia Byer. Residence, 
BrookJjTi. Children: 


409. WDLBUR RYERSON/ {Theodore,'' Andrew 5.,« John,^ Martin,* George,^ 
Cornelius, '' Martin'), son of Theodore and Mary Matilda (Coe) Ryerson, 
was b. Sept. 21, 1869. Residence, Brooklyn. He married and had children: 

I. A son, who d. y. 
II. A son, b. 1901. 

410. ALVAH BUCKBEE RYERSON,* {Theodore,'' Andrew B.,^ John,^ Mar- 
tin,'' George,^ Cornelius, '^ Martin'), son of Theodore and Mary Matilda 
(Coe) Ryerson, was b. Dec. 24, 1875. Residence, Brooklyn. He m. 
Katie Binden. Children: 



Genealogy of the 
Adriance and Martense Families 

and the 

Ryerson Family of Staten Island, 

All Descendants of 

Adriaen Reyersz (Reyerszen) 


Annetje Schenck 



erson) as his name was variously written, emigrated to America from Am- 
sterdam in the year 1646. He came with his brother, Martin, who, it ap- 
pears, was a minor, and they settled in Flatbush, on Long Island, (Rikers' 
"Annals," Stiles' "History of Brooklyn," Bergen's "Kings County"). 
Adriaen, therefore, became the first progenitor of the Adriaensen (since 
Adriaense or Adriance) family in America, also of the Martense family, 
(now extinct), of Flatbush, L. I., and the Ryers, or Ryerss, family of Staten 
Island, a branch of the Ryerson family. The descendants of his brother 
Martin's family are all known by the name of Ryerson and Ryerse. The 
peculiar Dutch custom of changing the names has been explained in the 
previous part of this work. While the name of Reyersz is of considerable 
antiquity in Holland and belongs to the privileged classes, they retained 
their Dutch family name until coming to America. In all probability the 
spirit of liberty and democracy which prevailed in the colonies led Adriaen 
to permit his children to follow the local American custom. Hence his 
two older sons, Elbert and Martin, became the ancestors of the Adriaence 
and the Martense families; Gosen, the younger son, removed to Staten 
Island, but retained the original family name in its Dutch spelling and 
became the ancestor of the Ryerss family of Staten Island. 

On April 2, 1680, the name of "Adrien Reyerse" appears on a list of 
owners of the "New Lotts" at "Midwout" made by Joseph Hegeman and 
Stoffel Probasco, (overseers of said town) by order of Gov. Andros. 
Adriaen Reyersz was a man of affairs and during his life in Flatbush, L. I., 
was identified with the town as one of its leading citizens. He died in 
Flatbush, Nov. 24, 1710. He married July 29, 1659, Annetje, dau. of 
Roelof Martense Schenck, and sister of Roelof (Ralph) and Jan (John) 
Schenck, of Flatlands, L. I. The name of Schenck is of considerable an- 
tiquity and was identified with the nobihty in the early history of Holland. 


Like many of the old Dutch names it stood for more than an arbitrary 
appellation. Translated into English it signified "cupbearer" and the 
inference is, according to Dutch custom, that this family name was founded 
by a cup bearer to the ruler. This is true also of the origin of the name 
of Ryerson which translated signified "Cavalier." 

As early as 1705 we notice that "Adriaen Reyerszen" (as recorded) 
and Annetje Schenck, appear on Oct. 15th of that ySar as sponsors in 
baptism of Elbert, son of Cornelius and Catalyna Hooglandt. Cornelius 
Hooglandt was probably a brother of Hendrick Hooglandt, who was Adriaen 
Reyerszen's son-in-law. Adriaen Reyerszen and Annetje Schenck had 
children : 

I. JANNETJE (Jane) ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. July 25, 1660; m. Oct. 14, 

1683, Jacobus Hegeman. 

501. II. ELBERT ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. Aug. 14, 1663; m. Catalyntie Rem- 

sen Van der Beeck. His descendants adopted the name of Adriaence (since 


570. III. MARTEN ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. Mar. g, 1668; d. Oct. 30, 1754; na. 

Sarah Remsen Van der Beeck. His descendants adopted the name of Martense. 

IV. MARGARET (or Geertje) ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. Mar. 28, 1670. No 

further trace. 
V. SARAH REYERSZEN, b. June 9, 1672; d.y. 
VI. REYER ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. May 28, 1673; d. y. 
VII. NELLTJE (Cornelia) ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. Dec. 7, 1675; m. Willem 
Hooglandt (William Hoogland, — modern, Hoagland), son of Dirck Jansen and 
Annetje (Bergen) Hooglandt. Annetje Hooglandt was a dau. of Hans Hanse 
Bergen and Sarah, dau. of Joris Jansen de Rapelje. William and Neeltje had 
I. Dirck Hoogland, b. 1607; m. Mary Stot, of New York. Settled in Bucks 

Co., Penn. 
u. Adrian Hoogland, b. in 1699; d. July 28, 1772. Settled in Bloomingdale, 
N. Y.; m., first, Engeltje, dau. of Benjamin and Engeltje (Harmanse) 
Vandewater; second, Catherine Catlang. Had ten children. 

in. William Hoogland, b. in 1701; d. Nov. 20, 1786; m., first, Lemmetje ; 

second, June 19, 1736, Aeltje, dau. of Dirck and Aeltje (Couwenhoven) 
Brinckerhoff. He d. about 1786. Issue by the first wife: 
i. Willem Hoogland, h. May 7, 1732; d. y. 

By second wife: 
ii. Neeltje Hoogland. 

Hi. Aeltje Hoogland, bap. Aug. 2, 1740; m. Johannis Low, of Fishkill. 
iv. Derrick Hoogland, bap. Aug. 7, 1743; m. Molly Montross, of Fishkill. 
V. Mariah Hoogland, bap. June 15, 1746. 

:■/. Dinah (Gerrardienna) Hoogland, m., Dec. 7, 1769, Rem Adriaence. 
vii. Siissannah Hoogland, m. Elbert Monfoort, of Fishkill. 
Tiii. William Hoogland, b. 1750; m. Rachel Couwenhoven. 
ix. Abraham Hoogland, b. 1753; m., Jan. 27, 1781, Alje Brewer. 


IV. Abraham Hoogland, b. 1702; d. Nov. 20, 1786; m. Sept. 29, 1738, Anata 
Duryea, who d. Aug. 4, 1758. They had nine children, among whom 
i. Wilhelmus Hoogland, b. June 27, 1740; d. Nov. 21, 1778; m. Oct. 14, 
1760, Maria Hegeman, dau. of Daniel and Catherine (Onderdonck) 
it. Magdalene Hoogland, h. July 22, 1742; d. April 19, 1759; unm. 
in. Neeltje Hoogland, b. Sept. 9, 1746; d. Oct. 25, 1793; unm. 
v. Cornelius Hoogland, b. 1703; d. May, 1777; m., first, Maria Harden- 
burgh; second, April 30, 1737, Sarah Woertman. Children: 
i. Neeltje Hoogland, m. Cornelius Voorhis, b. Oct. 6, 1729, and they had two 

1. Mary Voorhis, bap. June 13, 1750. 

2. Daniel Voorhis, b. Aug. 20, 1751. 

a. Margaret (Etye) Hoogland, b. Jan. 25, 1730; m. Oct. 4, 1751, Derrick 
Vanderbilt, of Hempstead, bap. Nov. 10, 1727, at Jamaica. Issue: 
I. Maria Vanderbilt, bap. Feb. 16, 1755, at West Hempstead. 

Hi. William Hoogland, bap. Nov. 28, 1731; d. y. 
By the second wife: 

iv. Catherine Hoogland, bap. April 16, 1738; d. Nov. 8, 1794; m., first. Rem 
Bennett and had: 

1. Jan Bennett, b. Sept. 26, 1756; d. June 7, 1777. 

2. Sarah Bennett, m. James Luyster. 

3. Annatie Bennett, m. Jacobus Monfoort. 

The mother m., second, Aaron Simonson, and had: 

4. Johannes Simonson, m. Mary Van Wicklen. 

5. Rem Bennett Simonson, m. Ann Hegeman. 

6. Mary Simonson, m. Daniel Monfoort. 
V. William Hoogland, b. Feb. 21, 1742; d. y. 

vi. Annie Hoogland, m. Jeromus Bennett. No issue. 
vii. Tunis Hoogland, b. 1745; m. Antje Van Nostrand. Had one child: 

I. Cornelius Hoogland, b. Dec. 17, 1764; d. April 10, 1825; m. July, 
1760, Catrina Luyster. 
via. William Hoogland, bap. Oct. 27, 1748; d. y. 
ix. Phoebe Hoogland, bap. June 25, 1752; m. Nov. 30, 1770, Gabriel Duryea. 

They had five children. 
X. Cornelius Hoogland, bap. Feb. 28, 1756; m. June 28, 1780, Elizabeth 

Luyster, and they had five children. 
xi. Mary Hoogland, unm. 
VI. Annetje Hoogland, m. Jan Remsen. Children: 

i. Isaac Remsen, b. Sept. 28, 1743; d. Feb. 26, 1815; m. Feb. 7, 177S, Mary 

«. Harmanus Remsen, m. FrOoff (Freelove) Frost. 
Hi. Cornelius Remsen, b. 1747; m. Ann Van Wicklen. 
iv. Hendericke Remsen, m. Pouwelus Van Wicklen. 
V. Jan Bennett Remsen, bap. Feb. 10, 1751. 
vi. Adriantje Bennett Remsen, m. Benjamin Frost. 
vii. Jannetje Bennett Remsen, m. Abraham Snediker. 


VII. Neeltje Hoogland, b. April i, 1700; m. Jeronimus Bennett, son of Jan 
and Femmetje (Phoebe) (Rapelje) Bennett. Children: 
i. Phoebe Bennett, m. Peter Luyster. 
ii. John Bennett, m. Sarah Luyster. 
Hi. Nelltje Bennett, bap. April 17, 1742; d. y. 
iv. Neeltje Bennett, m. Adriaen Schenck. 
V. Jeronimus Bennett, b. June 13, 1750, m. Maria Scbenck. 
vi. William Bennett, bap. April 7, 1734, in New Utrecht. 
VIII. Sarah HooGL.-iND. 
IX. Aeltje Hoogland. 

X. Margaret Hoogland, m., first. Garret Hardenburgh, and had by this mar- 
riage one child: 
i. Margaret Hardenburgh, b. Sept. 14, 1727; m., first, Sept. 13, 1746, Peter 
Monfoort; second, Daniel Nostrand. 

The mother m., second (as his second wife), Jan Vanderbilt, son of 
John and Maria (Van der Vliet) Vanderbilt, and had children: 
ii. Garret Vanderbilt, b. Nov. 9, 1733; d. 1779. 
Hi. William Vanderbilt, bap. Sept. 17, 1740. 

iv. Hendrick Vanderbilt, bap. Feb. 19, 1747; m. Elizabeth Jan Vanderbilt. 
The father had been previously m. and had seven children by first wife. 
VIII. REYER ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. Mar. 31, 1678; d. y. 
IX. ABRAHAM ADRIx\ENCE (Reyerszen), b. Nov. 21, 1680; no further trace. 
X. SARAH ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. Nov. 21, 1680 (twin with Abraham); 
m. Hendrick Hooglandt (Hoogland) (Headland), b. at Flatbush, 1679, son of 
Dirck Jansen Hooglandt. Children: 
I. Adriaen Hooglandt, bap. Oct. 26, 1702; (sup.) d. y. 
II. Adrien Hooglandt, bap. Aug. 7, 1705. 

III. Derrick Hooglandt. 

IV. Abraham Hooglandt. 

V. Johannes Hooglandt, m. 

VI. Annetje Hooglandt, m. a Mr. Quick and they had issue: 
i. Abraham Quick. 

590. XI. REYER ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), b. May 6, 1683; m. and is supposed to have 
settled near Harrington, N. J., and from whom are descended the Ryers famOy 
of that neighborhood, and the Ryerson family of Nyack and Tappan, N. Y. 
XII. JACOB A ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen). We only have knowledge of her through 
the Hooglandt genealogy which concluded that three of Adriaence Reyerse's 
daughters m. three of the Hooglandt brothers. Jacoba m. Jan Dircksen Hoog- 
landt, son of Dirck Jansen and had Derrick, b. 1690; William, b. 1692; Tytje, 
b. Mar. 29, 1695; Hendrick, b. 1697; Cornelius, b. 1700; Jacobus (sup.); also 
Nelke, bap., in Freehold, N. J., May 25, 1713. 

600. XIII. GOZEN (or Gosen) ADRIAENCE (Reyerszen), bap. April 20, 1685; m. twice. 
He removed from Flatbush, L. I., to Staten Island, and while some of his children 
were bap. as the children of Gosen Adriaence, he appears to have retained the 
old family name in the original Dutch form. Hence he was the ancestor of the 
"Ryerss" family of Staten Island. 



501. ELBERT ADRIANCE,^ (Adriaen Reyersz'), son of Adriaen Reyersz 
(Adrian Ryerson) and Annetje Schenck, was b. in Flatbush, L. I., Aug. 14, 

Elbert Adriance m. April 18, 1689, Catalyntie Remsen Van der Beeck, 
b. Oct. I, 1655, at the Wallabout, in Brooklyn, N. Y. She was the dau. 
of Rem Janse Vanderbeek and Jannetje Jorise, dau. of Joris Jansen de 
Rapelje and his wife Cataline Trico. Mrs. Adriance was therefore a niece 
of Sarah de Rapalje (who m. successively Hans Bergen and Tunis G. 
Bogert), the first white child born in New Netherlands, and also niece of 
Annetje Rapelje, who m. Martin Ryerson, brother of her father-in-law, 
Adrian Ryerson. After the death of Elbert Adriance his widow m. Cor- 
nelius, son of Dirck Hooglandt, whose first wife was Jannetje, dau. of 
Joseph and Femmetje (Remsen) Hegeman. (Hooglandt Gen.) Children: 

502. I. REM ADRIANCE, b. 1690; d. 1730; m. Sarah Brinckerhoff. 

II. ELBERT ADRIANCE, of Flushing, m. (sup.) in 1722, Anna Storm. There is 

record of a m. in Fishkill Reformed Dutch Church of two people of this name in 

1722. We have no definite knowledge of his marriage or descendants. He was 

probably, however, the father of the following children: 

I. Adriaen Adriance, m. Maria Lammertse. They bap. a dau. Aafie, on 

April 23, 1758. No further trace. 
II. Geertje Adriance, m. Jacobus Ryckman. They bap. a son Tobias Ryck- 
man, on Oct. 18, 1741. 

III. Abr.-^ham Adriance. He appears to have been a senator. The only 
knowledge we have of him is that he is referred to in the will of Elbert 
Adriaence (son of Rem) as "my cousin, Abraham Adriance, Senator, son of 
Albert." No further trace. 

IV. Cornelius Adriance. 

III. ANNEKE ADRIANCE. No trace. (Bergen's "Kings Co. Settlers.") 


502. REM ADRIANCE,' (Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), son of Elbert and 
Catalyntie (Remsen Van der Beeck) Adriance, was b. in Flushing, L. L, 
in 1690; d. 1730. He m. Sarah, the eldest child of Joris (George) Abramse 
Brinckerhoff and Annetje Tunise Bogart. She was b. in Flatbush, L. I., 
Dec. 17, 1691. (Riker's "Hist, of Harlem. ") Children: 

503. I. ELBERT ADRIANCE, b. July 31, 1715; d. 1803; m. Sarah Brinckerhoflf. 

504. II. JORIS (George) ADRIANCE, bap. Nov. 18, 1716; m. twice. 

505. III. ABRAHAM ADRI.\NCE, bap. July 19, 1720; m. twice. 

506. IV. ISAAC ADRIANCE, bap. AprQ 28, 1722; d. 1789; m. twice. 

V. JACOB ADRIANCE, b. 1727; d. 1797; m. Jan. i, 1761, Catherine Hooglandt. 
(N. Y. Mar. Lie). He left no descendants. 

507. VI. REM ADRIANCE, bap. May 4, 1729; d. 1806; m. twice. 

VII. CATALYNA ADRIANCE, bap. Sept. 4, 1723; d. Jan. 24, 1746; m. Theodoras 
Van Wyck, who d. Oct. 3, 1754; son of Cornelius and Hannah (Thorn) Van Wyck, 
and grandson of Theodorus and Margrietia (Brinckerhoff) Van Wyck. She d. 
and he m., second, Sarah Martense, b. Nov. 23, 1727; d. Dec. 30, 1762. Theo- 
dorus and Catalyna (Adriance) Van Wyck had a son: 
I. Cornelius Van Wyck. 



503. ELBERT ADRIANCE," {Rem,^ Elbert,'' Adriaen Reyersz'), eldest son of 
Rem and Sarah (Brinckerhoff) Adriance, was b. July 31, 1715, and d. in 
1803. He was a farmer of Flushing, L. I. His name was sometimes 
written Albert Adriance. He m. Mrs. Sarah Brinckerhoff. On Aug. 21, 
1771, we find a marriage license issued to one Elbert Adriance and Sarah 
Brinckerhoff. She was a dau. of Abraham Brinckerhoff of Newton, and 
widow of Johannes Brinckerhoff. At Black Stump Cemetery in Flushing, 
where both were buried, records show that Sarah, wife of Elbert Adriance, 
d. Nov. 24, 1805, aged 70 years and six months. Apparently Mr. Adriance 
had no children. (See his will proved at Jamaica, L. I., 1804.) 

504. JORIS (George) ADRIANCE," (Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), son of 
Rem and Sarah (Brinckerhoff) Adriance, was b. in 17 16. He resided in 
Rombout Precinct, Duchess Co., N. Y., on a farm adjoining that of his 
brother Abraham. He was one of the brothers who removed from Long 
Island to Fislikill in the early days. He m., first, May 3, 1740, Margaret 
Van Wyck; second, in Fishkill, N. Y., Phoebe, b. Dec. 5, 1717, dau. of 
Cornelius Van Wyck. Issue: 

I. REM ADRIANCE, b. AprU q, 1743; probably d. y. 

II. ELBERT ADRIANCE, d. prior to 1794; m. (sup.) Hannah Piatt, a sister of 
Judge Zephaniah Piatt. They had children who are referred to in the will of 
Jacob Adriance, of Flushing. No further information. 
III. CORNELIUS ADRIANCE, d. prior to 1803; m. Oct. 8, 1773, Aaltje Swartwout. 
The chOdren of Cornelius Adriance are referred to in the will of Jacob .\driance of 
Flushing. We have no information as to any descendants. He belonged to the 
Duchess Co., N. Y., Freemen's Association and was a strong supporter of the 

508. IV. GEORGE (Joris) ADRIANCE, d. 1836; m. Elizabeth Gosselin. 

V. SARAH ADRIANCE, m. (sup.) Rynier Probasco, of Jamaica, Queens Co., N. Y. 
I. Catrina Probasco, b. 1748. 

509. VI. THEODORUS ADRIANCE, m. Catherine Van Hook. 
VII. CATALINA ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 24, 1759. 

505. ABRAHAM ADRIANCE," (Rem, ^ Elberl,^ Adriaen Reyersz'). son of Rem 
and Sarah (Brinckerhoff) Adriance, was b. on Long Island in 1720. He 



with his brothers Joris (George) and Isaac removed to Fishkill, N. Y., 
in Nov. 1765. He m., first, on May 10, 1744, Aeltje Brinckerhoff, b. in 
May 1728, d. in Dec, 1749. She was a dau. of Abraham and Femmetje 
(Remsen) Brinckerhoff. Mr. Adriance m., second, in Brooklyn, Oct. i, 
1751, Femmetje Van Kleef , b. in Dec, 1723, d. in Oct., 1805. Children 
by the first wife : , 

I. FEMMETJE ADRIANCE, b. Sept., 1745; m. Sept. 30, 1766, Thomas Langdon. 
I. Abraham Langdon, b. Oct. 30, 1770. 
II. Nelly Langdon, b. Jan. 8, 1774. 
II. SARAH ADRIANCE, d. Nov., 1747. 

510. III. REM ADRIANCE, b. Aug., 1748; d. Apr. 3, 1795; m. Geerediena Hoogland. 

By the second wife: 

511. IV. JAN (or John) ADRIANCE, b. April, 1753; d. May 29, 1794; m. Mary E. Storm. 

V. ABRAHAM ADRIANCE, b. Sept., 1754; d. April, 1756. 

VL SARAH ADRIANCE, b. 1758; m. (sup.) Dec. 31, 1778, Thomas Humphrey. 
I. William Humphrey, b. Nov. 9, 1779. 

II. Jane (or Jan) Humphrey, b. Aug. 31, . 

HI. Phoebe Humphrey, b. Jan., 1783. 
IV. Elizabeth Humphrey, b. July i, 1785. 
V. Abraham Humphrey, twin with Elizabeth. 
VI. Cornelius Humphrey, b. June 19, 1787. 
VII. Elsie Humphrey, b. Mar. 14, 1790. 
VII. ELSIE ADRIANCE, b. 1762; d. 1790; m. Cornelius Wiltse. Issue: 
I. Andrew Wiltse, b. Aug. 2, 1789. 
II. Jane Wiltse, b. Sept., 1782. 

512. VIIL ABRAHAM ADRIANCE, b. April 6, 1766; d. Sept. 29, 1825; m. Anna Storm. 

There were one or two other children who d. in infancy. 

506. ISAAC ADRIANCE,^ {Rem,'' ElberL- Adriaen Reyersz,'), son of Rem and 
Sarah (Brinckerhoff) Adriance, was b. April 28, 1722, in Flushing, L. L, and 
d. April 15, 1789, in Hopewell, N. Y. He left Long Island and settled at 
East Fishkill. He was soon followed by his brothers, Joris and Abraham. 
He m., first, May 30, 1746, Latetia (or Letitia) VanWyck, b. Dec. 10, 
1730, d. Dec. 6, 1762, dau. of Theodorus Van Wyck. He m., second, 
Mar. II, 1764, Eida (Ida) Schenck, who d. July 2, 1804. aged 74 years. 
She was dau. of Rulof and Susannah (Monfoort) Schenck. Issue: 

513. I. THEODORUS ADRIANCE, b. June 22, 1751; d. 1817; m. Killetie Swartwout. 

514. II. REM ADRIANCE, b. Sept 21, 1753; d. July 2, 1839; m. twice. 

III. MARGARET ADRIANCE, b. 1759; d. Jan. 15, 1775. 

IV. ISAAC ADRIANCE, b. July 15, 1760; d. Jan., 1849. No issue. 


V. JOHN ADRIANCE, b. 1762; d. Oct. 23, 1849; m. Mary Sickles. 
VI. CATALINE (Caroline) ADRIANCE, m., 1772, Judge Charles Piatt, of Platts- 
burg, b. 1744. He was appointed judge upon the organization of Clinton County 
and held office until 60 years of age. Children: 
I. Margaret Platt, b. Jan. 19, 1793, in Hopewell; m. in 1813, Nathaniel 

Hazard Treadwell. She d. April 18, 1859. 
11. Letitia Platt, m., 1798, Rev. Frederick Halsey. 

III. Hann.\h Platt, m. Eliezer Miller. 

IV. Zephaniah Platt, d. in 1805 at St. Thomas, W. I. 

V. Isaac C. Platt, bap. April 11, 1781; d. aged 91; m., Jan. 13, 1802, Anne 
Treadwell. She d. and he m., Jan. 20, 1823, Nancy Bristol. In Oct., 1848, 
he m., for his third wife, Mrs. Maria Platt Halsey. 
VI. Charles G. Platt, d. 1809; m. Eliza Ross. Issue: 
i. Caroline Plait. 

it. Elizabeth Platt, m. B. Shumway. 
VII. Nathaniel Platt. He m. and had a son: 
i. Samuel Plait. 

The order of the foregoing births is not correct, but we are unable to 
secure any further information. Isaac Adriance by his second wife, Ida 
Schenck, had several children, but the only one of whom we have definite 
knowledge is Letitia, who became Mrs. Van Wyck and left a large number of 
descendants who comprise some of the first families of New York. 

Vn. LETITIA ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 5, 1766; d. April 22, 1858; m.. May 3, 17S6, 
Cornelius C. Van Wyck, son of Cornelius and Antje (Brinckerhofif) Van Wyck, 
b. April 25, 1763; d. Dec. 9, 1852. They had twelve children: 
I. Isaac Van Wyck, b. Jan. 31, 1787; d. April 15, 1858; m. Dec. 10, 1814, 
Hannah Van Voorhis. Their children were: 
i. Albert Van Wyck, unm. 
ii. Emma Van Wyck, m. William \'an Allen. They had one chQd: 

I. Louise Van Allen. 
in. Cornelius I. Van Wyck, unm. 
iv. Rachel I. Van Wyck, unm. 
V. Hester Van Wyck, m. Rev. John McCauley. 
vi. Letitia Ida Van Wyck, m. John Jones. 
vii. Caroline Van Wyck. 
via. William Van Wyck. 
II. Letitia Van Wyck, b. Oct. 26, 1788; d. June 9, 1835; unm. 
III. Peter Schenck Van Wyck, b. Jan. 19, 1790; d. Aug. i, 1875; m., Dec. 14, 
1812, Sarah S. Wickham. Issue: 
i. Sarah Van Wyck, who d. y. 
ii. Thomas Van Wyck, unm. 
Hi. Dr. Edward Hunting Van Wyck, of the U. S. Navy; m. Margaret 

iv. Matilda Van Wyck, m. John K. Liston. 
V. Cornelius Van Wyck, m. Elizabeth Forbes. 
vi. Maria P. Van Wyck, unm. 


IV. Susan Van Wyck, b. July 30, 1791; d. July 30, 1879; m. Abraham G. Storm, 
b. Mar. 8, 1779. Issue: 
i. Cornelius Storm, b. July 27, 1818; m. Mary Jane Hewitt. Issue: 

1. Cornelius Storm, Jr., d. y. 

2. Theodore Storm, of San Francisco. 

3. Mary Hewitt Storm, m. Lemuel S. C. Davis, and they had: Howell 
and Bertha Davis. , 

it. Mary Storm, b. Sept. 10, 1S19; m. Morris Patterson, and they had: 

1. Josephine Patterson, m. Middleton Goldsmith. 

2. Abraham Storm Patterson, m. Louise Hillier. 

3. Mary Elizabeth Patterson, d. y. 

Hi. Letitia Storm, b. Oct. 12, 1821; d. Feb. 4, 1902; m. Oct. i, 1850, Rev. 
Isaac Ferris, D. D., the third Chancellor of the University of New York. 

1. Edward Storm Ferris, b. Nov. 30, 1851; d. AprO 16, 1854. 

2. Harriet Frances Ferris, b. 1854; d. Aug. i, 1870. 

3. Morris Paterson Ferris, b. Oct. 3, 1855. 
iv. Caroline Storm, b. 1824. 

v. John C. Van Wyck, b. Mar. 24, 1793; d. June 2, 1867; m. April 7, 1814, 
Delia Griffin, b. Aug. 20, 1797, dau. of Jacob, Jr., and Catherine (Du Boise) 
Griffin. Issue: 
i. Letitia Van Wyck, b. 181 5; m. J. Borroughs Vandervoort. 
ii. Catherine E. Van Wyck, b. 181 7; m. Charles W. Swift. 
Hi. Jacob Griffin Van Wyck, b. 1819; unm. 
iv. Helena Van Wyck, b. 1820; m. Louis H. White, M. D. Issue: 

I. Dr. Louis White, of Fishkill-on-Hudson, N. Y. 
V. Henry Du Boise Van Wyck, b. 1825; m., first, Frances Clark; second, the 
widow of L. M. Gordon, of Baltimore, the inventor of the printing 
press which bears his name. 
vi. Mary Ida Van Wyck, b. 1826; m., Sept. 3, i860. Garret Du Boise. 
vii. Adelia Van Wyck, h. 1828; unm. 
VI. Sarah Van Wyck, unm. 
vn. Marie Van Wyck, unm. 
vni. Ida Elizabeth Van Wyck, d. y. 
IX. Charles Van Wyck, m. Alletta Rapelie. No issue. 
X. Albert Van Wyck, b. Feb. 27, 1805; d. Nov. 23, i8o5. 
XI. Caroline Van Wyck, unm. 

XII. Margaret Van Wyck, b. July 3, 1810; d. Nov. 20, 1863; m. Sept. 21, 1831, 
Rev. John Bevier, b. July 21, 1805. Children: 
i. Cornell Van Wyck Bevier. unm. 
ii. Anna Bevier, m. Edward Bedford. 
Hi. Wilhelmus Bevier, d. y. 
iv. Letitia Van Wyck Bevier, unm. 

507. REM ADRIANCE,^ {Rem,^ Elbert,-" Adriaen Reyersz") son of Rem and, 
Sarah (Brinckerhoff) Adriance, was b. April 3, 1729, and d. in 1806. He 
resided at Gowanus in the town of Brooklyn, N. Y., upon a large farm which 


he purchased of the Staats family. Perhaps he was twice m., first to 
Jannetje Van Kleef, for we find in records under date of 1755, by Dominie 
Van Sinderin, the marriage of Rem Adriance, of Flatbush, L. I., to Jannetje 
Van Kleef, of Gowanus. She probably died without issue, and Mr. Adri- 
ance m., second, Nov. 24, 1759, Ehzabeth Ryder, b. July 17, 1744. The 
children of Rem and Elizabeth (Ryder) Adriance were: 

I. SARAH ADRIANCE, m. Stephen B. WUliamson, of Gravesend. 
II. JACOBUS ADRIANCE, bap. Oct., 1773; d. y. Sponsor in bap. Adrian Mar- 
III. JANE ADRIANCE, b. July i, 1762; d. Jan. 23, 1829; m. Nov. 23 (or Dec. 5), 
1782, Cornelius Van Brunt, of Gowanus. They had twelve chQdren: 
I. Albert C. Van Brunt, b. May 16, 1784; d. May 8, 1841; m. Abigail Crop- 

sey. They had five children. 
n. Elizabeth Van Brunt, b. May 17, d. Oct. 26, 1786. 
m. Nicholas Van Brunt, b. Aug. 3, 1787; d. Feb. 2, 1857; m. Sept. 19, 1813, 

Maria Henshaw, and had si.x children. 
IV. Eliz.^beth Van Brunt, b. Aug. i, 1789; d. Feb. 26, 1820; unm. 
V. Adriance Van Brunt, b. Sept. 20, 1791; d. Jan. 5, 1863, without issue; m. 
Oct. 27, 185s, Garretta, dau. of Theodorus Polhemus, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
He was a commissioned officer in the war of 181 2 and was stationed at Fort 
Green and also at Fort Lawrence. At the latter he had command. 
VI. Jane Van Brunt, b. May 21, 1793; d. May 9, 1834; unm. 
vu. Cornelius Van Brunt, b. May 18, 1795; d. Sept. 4, 1828; m. Sarah Van 
Norden and had one child: 
i. Cornelius Van Brunt. 
vm. James R. Van Brunt, b. Oct. 15, 1797; d. Aug. 24, 1820, at Alexandria, La.; 
IX. Stephen Van Brunt, b. Nov. 3, 1799; d. Oct. 15, 1827; m. Mary, dau. of 
Nathan Olcott. Issue: 
i. Stephen Van Brunt, h. May 9 and d. July 18, 1826. 
X. Hon. John Van Brunt, b. Feb. 17, 1802; m. Margaret, dau. of Peter Wester- 

velt, Jr., of New Jersey. Had a large famOy. (See Van Brunt Gen.) 
XI. Theodore Van Brunt, b. Mar. 13, and d. Nov. 20, 1804. 
xn. Sarah Maria Van Brunt, b. Feb. 7, 1808; d. AprQ 13, 1843; m. July 15, 
1835 (as his second wife), Judge Thomas Goin Talmage, b. 1801, son of Coin 
and Magdelena (Terhune) Talmage, of Somerset Co., and Baskinridge, New 
Jersey, respectively, and cousin of the eminent divine. Rev. T. Dewitt 
Talmage, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Children: 
i. Rev. Thomas Adriance Talmage, b. July i, 1837 ; d. in 1862. He m. Mary 

Davison. No issue. 
it. Jane Elizabeth Talmage, h. 1839; m. Rev. Henry V. Voorhees, who d. in 
1906. Residence, Hattonfield, N. J. Issue: 

1. Blanche Voorhees, m. Rev. Frank E. Smith, a Baptist minister. 

2. Dr. "Burt" Voorhees, of Scranton, Pa. 

3. Jennie Voorhees. 

There were other children who either d. y., or unm. 


508. GEORGE (Joris) ADRIANCE,^ {Joris,' Rem? Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), 
son of George (Joris) and Phoebe (Van Wyck) Adriance, d. in 1836. He 
resided in Berne, Albany Co., N. Y. He m. Elizabeth Gossehn. Issue: 

I. GEORGE ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 13, 1776; m. and had a son: 

I. Henry .\driance. 

II. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 6, 1782. 
III. SARAH ADRL\NCE, b. Oct. 20, 1787. 
516. IV. JACOB ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 18, 1790; d. about 1870; m. Elizabeth Butler. 
f^m ^L ALBERT ADRL\NCE, b. Nov. 21, 1791. 
517.TiVI. RICHARD ADRIANCE, m. Clarissa Reynolds. 


There is said to have been a larger family of children but we have only the 
names of those given above. 

509. THEODORUS ADRIANCE,^ (Joris,* Rem,' Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), 
son of George (Joris) and Phoebe (Van Wyck) Adriance, m. Catherine 
Van Hook. He was a soldier in the Revolution and one of the guards at 
the execution of Maj. Andre (Jewell Gen.). Their children were: 

I. PHOEBE ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 13, 1784. 
II. ISAAC ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 12, 1787. No further trace. 

III. MARIA (Mary) ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 23, 1789; m. Rev. Joel Jewell on Feb. 6, 
1827. ChOdren: 
I. Joseph Hiram Jewell, b. Dec. 7, 1827. Residence, Troy, Pa. 

II. DAV^D Albert Jewell, b. 1829; m. Nancy , April 9, 1851. Residence, 

Ionia, Mich. 

III. Joel Spencer Jewell, b. Feb. 14, 1832; unm. Residence, Woodhaven, 

IV. Laura Abigail Jewell, b. April 11, 1836; d. at Hector, N. Y., May 29, 

V. Calvin Parsons Jewell, b. Mar. 15, 1839. Residence, French Mills, Pa. 
VI. Mary Bethia Jewell, b. May 5, 1842. Residence, French Mills, Pa. 
VII. William Henry Jewell, b. Jan. g, 1846. 

610. REM ADRIANCE,^ (Abraham,* Rem,' Elbert,"" Adriaen Reyersz^), eldest 
son of Abraham and Aeltje (Brinckerhoff) Adriance, was b. in Aug., 1748, 
and d. April 3, 1795. He was a farmer of Duchess Co., N. Y. He m. 


Dec. 7, 1769, Geerediena (Dinah) Hoogland, b. April, 1748, dau. of Willem 
Hoogland. (See Hoogland Gen.) Issue: 

I. AELTJE (Alletta) ADRIANCE, b. in April, 1770; d. Mar. 30, i860; m. (as his 
second wife), Mar. 26, 1807, Stephen Monfoort, of Fishkill, N. Y., son of Peter 
and Margaret (Schenck) Monfoort. Issue: 
I. Elizabeth Monfoort, b. 1808; m. Simeon Yates. 
n. William Monfoort, bap. June 2, 1810; unm. 
II. FEMMETJE (Phoebe) ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 21, 1772; m. Peter Hoogland, of 
Skaneateles, Union Co., N. Y. Issue: 
I. William Hoogland, b. Feb. 6, 181 2. 
II. Jacob Hoogland. 
III. Abraham Hoogland, m. and had issue: 

1. George Washington Hoogland. 

2. Alfred Hoogland. 
J. Sarah Hoogland. 

4. Eliza Hoogland, m. Charles Smith. 
III. AENTJE (Anna) ADRIANCE, b. April 30. 1774. 

519. IV. ABRAHAM ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 17, 1777; d. 1858; m. Susan Monfoort. 

V. ELBERT ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 7, 1778. No further trace. 
VI. WILLIAM ADRIANCE, b. July, 1779; d. July 15, 1809; unm. Residence, 
Fishkill, N. Y. 

520. VII. JACOB ADRIANCE, b. June, 1781; m. twice. 

VIII. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, bap. April 23, 1783; d. y. 
IX. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 5, 1785. 
X. JOHN ADRI.A.NCE, b. \\ig. 25, 1787. No further trace. 

Most of the above children were bap. at New Hackensack, N. Y. 

511. JOHN (Jan) ADRIANCE,^ {Abraham,' Rem,' Elbert,"- Adriaen Reyersz'), 
son of Abraham and Femmetje (Van Kleef) Adriance, was b. in Fishkill, 
N. Y., April, 1753. He d. May 29, 1794. He m. Nov. 24, 1772, Mary 
Engletje Storm, who was also born in Fishkill. Children: 

521. L ABRAHAM J. ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 13, 1773; d. Aug. i, 1821; m. Mary E. E. 

Van Vleeck. 

522. II. GARRET ADRL\NCE, b. May 9, 1778. 

III. MARY (Polly) ADRLA.NCE, bap. April 25, 1784; m. Feb. 29, 1804. George 
Brinckerhoff. Residence, La Grange, Duchess Co., N. Y. 

512. ABRAHAM ADRIANCE, JR.,^ {Abraham,^ Rem,' Elbert,'' Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Abraham and Femmetje (Van Kleef) -Adriance, was b. 
April 6, 1766; d. Sept. 29, 1825. He was born some four months after 
the death of his father. He m. July 13, 1788, Anna Storm, b. Oct., 1766; 
d. July 13, 1849. Children: 

I. ABRAHAM ADRIANCE, b. May 23, 1789; m. Maria Bragaw. Issue: 
I. Anna Maria Adriance, b. Mar. 13, 1814. 
II. Frances Henrietta Adriance, b. Oct., 1816. 


II. ALBERT ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 3, 1793. Disappeared. 

523. III. JOHN ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 10, 1795; d. April 19, 1873; m. twice. 

IV. MARIA ADRIANCE, b. AprU 30, 1797; d. Jan. 18, 1830. 

V. PHOEBE ADRIANCE, b. June 20, 1799; m. Daniel Piatt. 

VI. CATHERINE ADRIANCE, b. May 31, 1801; m. Charles Carman. 

VII. CAROLINE ADRIANCE, b. April 13, 1803. 

VIII. ELIZA ADRIANCE, b. May 5, 1805; d. June 7, 1865; m. Richard Parmele. 

IX. EDWIN ADRIANCE, b. AprU 2, 1809; d. Dec. 14, 1852; m. Eliza O'Connor. 

X. SARAH ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 14, 1812; m. a Mr. Parmele. 

513. THEODORUS ADRIANCE,^ (Isaac,^ Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz"), 
son of Isaac and Letitia (VanWyck) Adriance, was b. June 22, 1751, in 
Hopewell, N. Y. ; d. May 14, 1817. He enlisted as a private in the New York 
State troops and won rapid promotion. He was retired as a major. (See 
archives of New York "The Revolution," vol. I, p. 312.) He m., April 5, 
1772, Killetie (HeHche, Hilache, or Hielejen) Swartwout, dau. of Rudolphus 
and Gerrardina Swartwout. She was b. May 2, 1757, and d. June 24, 
1832. Issue: 

I. DIANA (Gerrardina) ADRIANCE, b. May 31, 1773, in Hopewell, N. Y.; d. 

May 2, 1825; m. Thomas Storm. 
II. LETITIA ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 12, 1776; d. y. 

524. III. ISAAC T ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 4, 1778; d. Aug. 30, 1820; m. Jane Brincker- 

IV. MARY ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 17, 1780; d. Dec. 17, 181 7; m., Feb., 1800 (as 
his first wife), Abraham G. Storm, b. Mar. 28, 1779, d. Dec. 22, 1863. Chil- 
I. John A. Storm, b. 1801; m. Catherine, dau. of Isaac Adriance. 
II. Edward Storm, b. Jan. 22, 1803; d. Nov. 5, 1804. 

III. Eliza Storm, b. Jan. 29, 1805; m. first, Peres Orton; second, John Adriance, 
(as his second wife). 

IV. Edward Conklin Storm, b. Mar. 30, 1808; d. y. 

v. Theodore Storm, b. July 4, 1810; d. May 17, 181 2. 

The father, Abraham G. Storm, m., second, Susanna, dau. of Cor- 
nelius Van Wyck and Letitia, dau. of Theodorus and Ida (Schenck) 
V. ADRIANCE, a dau. who d. unm. 

525. VI. JACOB T. ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 10, 17S4; d. Nov. 18, 181 7; m. Mary Brill. 

VIII. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, b. July 9, 1788; m. CorneU Doughty. 

526. IX. CHARLES PLATT ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 12, 1790; d. Nov. 25, 1874; m. Sarah 

X. THEODORUS ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 13, 1794; d. Sept. i, 1826; unm. 
XL ALBERT ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 30, 1797; d. y. 

XII. CAROLINE ADRIANCE, b. May 11, 1803; m., first, William Wilson; second, 
Hewlett Peters. 


514. REM ADRIANCE,^ (Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,'' Adriaen Reyersz"), son of 
Isaac and Letitia (Van Wyck) Adriance, was b. Sept. 21, 1753, and d. July 2, 
1839. He was a farmer of Duchess Co., N. Y. He m., first, Nov. 26, 
1773, Catherine, dau. of Gregorius and Mary (Conklin) Storm, who was b. 
Nov. 2, 1758, and d. April 3, 1800. He m., second, Oct. 26, 1801, Catherine 
Griff en, bap. Nov. 25, 1764, dau. of Jacob and Ruth (Woolsey) Griffon. 
Shed. Oct. 17, 1813. Issue: 

527. I. ISAAC R. ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 14, 1781; d. June 8, 1872; m. Margaret Brincker- 


528. II. PETER ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 14, 1787; d. Aug. 3, 1852; m. Catherine Storm. 

III. ALLETTA ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 25, 1789; d. Jan. 7, 1859; m. Tunis Hasbrouck, 
who d. in Oct., 1841. Issue: 

I. Catherine Hasbrouck, m. Charles L. Dubois. 

II. Alexander Hasbrouck, m., first, Maria Adriance (his cousin). She d. 
Oct. 5, 1835, aged 29, and he m., second, Catherine Humphrey. 

III. Charles Hasbrouck, m. Ellen Holmes. 

IV. Jane Hasbrouck, m. William Bartow. 

IV. LETITIA ADRIANCE, b. July 14, 1790; d. May 28, 1876; m., first, Dec. 22, 
1814, Abraham Humphrey; second, Feb. 22, 1826, Col. Cornelius Humphrey 
Cornell, b. July 3, 1789, d. June 6, 1851. Issue: 

I. Catherine Humphrey, b. 1816; d. Aug. 14, 1896; m. her cousin, Alexander 

Hasbrouck, who d. Sept. 27, 1867, aged 65. 
II. John Humphrey, m. Catherine Elizabeth Storm. 

III. Sarah Humphrey, b. Jan. 17, i82i;d. Nov. 26, 1895; m. (as his second wife), 
Mar. 25, 1846, Jacob Pudney, son of Thorn and Jane (Southard) Pudney, 
b. Oct. 20, 1814, d. May i, 1882. Issue: 

i. Jane Pudney, b. Mar. 17, 1847; d. Nov., 1859. 
ii. Thorn Pudney, h. May 8, 1850; m. Nov. 22, 1888, Helen Vail Clark, b. 

May 29, 1864. 
Hi. Abraham Humphrey Pudney, b. July 12, 1852. 
iv. John Jacob Pudney, b. July 25, 1854. 

V. Letitia Pudney, b. Aug. 4, 1856. Residence, Middletown, N. Y. 
vi. Cornelius Pudney, b. Nov. 27, 1859. 
vii. Charlotte Pudney, h. July 24, 1862. 

IV. Abraham Cornell (son of Col. Cornell), m. Melissa Hathaway. 
V. MARGARET ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 5, 1792. 

VI. CATHERINE ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 5, 1792 (twin with Margaret); d. April 26, 
1852; m. in April, 1818, Henry Strang, son of Henry and Margaret (Hazard) 
Strang, b. Sept. 3, 1781; d. Nov. 26, i860. Issue: 
I. Margaret Strang, m. Fred G. Brewster. 
II. Washington Strang, m. Mary Lee. 

III. Mary Ann Strang, m. Abijah Lee. 

IV. Isaac Adriance Strang, m. Hester Montross. 
V. Letitia Strang, m. Alexander Titus. 

VII. IDA ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 22, 1779; d. Mar. 5, 1859; m. Dec. 14, 1797, Isaac, son of 
Isaac and Elizabeth (Losee) Storm, b. Sept. 28, 1775; d. Mar. 20, 1838. Children: 


I. Catherine Storm, m. Jacob B. Monfoort. 

II. Garret Storm, m. Jane Ann Monfoort. 

III. Edmund Storm, d. unm. 

IV. Thomas Storm, m. Catherine Cooper. 

V. Alfred Storm, d. aged 68 years; m. Diana Adriance, dau. of Abraham and 

Susan (Monfoort) Adriance. 
VI. Augustus Storm. 
VII. Isaac Storm. 
VIII. MARY POLLY ADRIANCE, m. May 23, 1801, Aaron Stockholm. Issue: 
I. Maria (or Mary) Stockholm, m. Daniel Jones. 
II. Phoebe Stockholm, m. Daniel Jones, after the death of her sister, Maria. 

III. Alletta p. Stockholm, m. Elisha Baldwin. 
IX. THOMAS STORM ADRIANCE, d. May 25, 1809. 

515. JOHN ADRIANCE,^ {Isaac* Rem,^ Elbert,'' Adriaen Reyersz"), son of 
Isaac and Letitia (Van Wyck) Adriance, was b. in 1762, and d. Oct. 23, 1849. 
He settled in Harlem just after the Revolutionary War. He m. Mary, 
dau. of John S. and Maria (Bussing) Sickles. Children: 

I. JOHN S. ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 30, 1786; d. June 25, 1786. 
II. LETITIA ADRIANCE, b. May 21, 1788; m. William B. Kenyon. 

III. MARGARET S. ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 18, 1790; m. James Kenyon. 

IV. JOHN S. ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 29, 1792; d. Oct. 6, 1856; m. Elizabeth Cashmere. 
529. V. ISAAC ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 13, 1794; d. Aug. 26, 1862; m. twice. 


616. JACOB ADRIANCE,« {George,'' Joris," Rem,' Elbert," Adriaen Reyersz'), 
son of George (Joris) and Elizabeth (Gosselin) Adriance, b. Mar. i8, 1790; 
d. about 1870. He was a farmer of Albany Co., N. Y. He m. Elizabeth 
Butler, and they had children: 

530. I. GEORGE ADRIANCE, m. Elizabeth Adriance. 

531. II. JOHN W. ADRIANCE, b. Sept. i, 1815; m. Eliza J. Houghtaling. 

III. JOSEPH ADRIANCE, m. a Miss Shutter. Residence, Pennsylvania. 

IV. CORNELIUS ADRIANCE. Residence, Pittsfield, Mass. 

532. V. ALBERT ADRIANCE, b. about 1833 ; d. 1901 ; m. Sophia Wright. 

VI. RACHEL ADRIANCE, m. a Mr. Wright. Their children resided at Balston 
Spa, N. Y. 
VIL LOUISA ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 18, 1827; m. Jan. 13, 1848, Jacob Houghtaling, 
son of John and Harriet (Blake) Houghtaling, b. Mar. 30, 1825. He d. Aug. 4, 
1S62. His widow resided in Cooperstown, N. Y. (Burhan's Gen.) 

517. RICHARD ADRIANCE," (George,' Joris,^ Rem,' Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), 
son of George (Joris) and Elizabeth (Gosselin) Adriance, m. Clarissa 
Reynolds. Issue as far as known: 

533. I. JACOB ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 17, 1824; m. Maria Snyder. 

518. JAMES ADRIANCE, « (George,' Joris,* Rem,' Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), 
son of George (Joris) and Elizabeth (Gosselin) Adriance. He m. and the 
children were: 


II. REV. STEPHEN ADRIANCE, m. Margaret Houghtaling. Residence, Bing- 
hamton, N. Y. 


IV. LYDIA ANN ADRIANCE, m. Harvey West and had: 

I. George West. 
V. SARAH ADRIANCE, m. John Berry. Mr. Berry resided near Albany, N. Y. 
VI. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, m. George Adriance. 

619. MAJOR ABRAHAM ADRIANCE,^ (Rem,' Abraham,' Rem,' Elbert,'' 
Adriaen Reyersz,^) eldest son of Rem and Geerediena (Hoogland) Adriance, 
was b. Mar. 17, 1777, and d. in 1858. Resided at E. Fishkill, N. Y. Hem. 
Susan Monfoort, who d. about 1880. Children: 


535. I. JOHN V. ADRIANCE, b. 1818; d. Feb. 26, 1871; m. Jane Elizabeth Bogardus. 
II. ABRAHAM ADRIANCE, d. June 22, 1875. 


IV. DIANA ADRIANCE, d. Aug. i, 1894; m. Alfred Storm, son of Isaac and Ida 
(Adriance) Storm. 

V. ALLETTA ANN ADRIANCE, m. a Mr. Arthur, and settled in the West. 

520. JACOB ADRIANCE/ {Rem,'' Abraham,'' Rem,^ Elbert,'^ Adriaen Reyersz"), 
son of Rem and Geerediena (Hoogland) Adriance, was b. in June, 1781. 
Removed from Duchess Co., N. Y., (Fishkill) in 1816. He was twice m., 
iirst, to Elizabeth Humphrey; second, to Aureilla Hunt Botsford. By the 
first m. the children were: 

536. I. CORNELIUS ADRIANCE, b. 1805; m. Emeline Conklin. 

537. II. THOMAS ADRIANCE, b. July 5, 1812; m. Margaret Spangler. 

538. III. EDWARD ADRIANCE, b. 1814; m. three times. 

539. IV. WILLIAM ADRIANCE, b. 1817; m. Deborah Angeoine. 

V. CAROLINE ADRIANCE, b. 1824; d. in Amoy, China, in 1864. She was a 

missionary of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church. 
VL PHOEBE ANN ADRIANCE, b. 1827; m., first, Peter Hasbroock, of Union Co., 
N. Y.; second, John Graham, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

By the second marriage the children were: 

VII. GEORGE PLUMB ADRIANCE, b. 1834; m. Emeline Knapp, of Lysander, 

N. Y. Residence, Scipio, N. Y. No issue. 
IX. ELIZABETH ANN ADRIANCE, b. 1836; m. Louis H. WiUis. Residence, 
Delavan, Wis. Issue: 
I. Carrie Willis, b. Feb. 21, 1877; d. Mar. 9, 1877. 

521. ABRAHAM J. ADRIANCE,« {John," Abraham,' Rem,' Elbert,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz'), son of John (Jan) and Mary E. (Storm) Adriance, was b. Oct. 13, 
1773, and d. Aug. i, 1821. He m. April 28, 1796, Mary Elizabeth Eyraud 
Van Vleeck, b. Mar. 5, 1778; d. Nov., 1841. She was a dau. of Abraham 
and Elizabeth (Eyraud) Van Vleeck. Issue: 

I. ABRAHAM VAN VLEECK ADRIANCE, b. May 24, 1798; d. May 16, 1867; 

II. JOHN ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 9, 1799; d. at Mobile, Aug., 1825; unm. 
640. III. THOMAS MESNARD ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 9, 1801; d. Dec. 20, 1877; m. JuUa 
Ann Price. 
IV. JUDITH ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 18, 1803; d. Mar. 24, 1S61; m. William Welsh, 
who d. Aug. 31, 1844. Issue: 
I. Mary Jane Welsh, m. Jacob Lewis. 
II. Rebecca H. Welsh, m. Theodore Ward. 
III. Louisa E. Welsh, m. Zachariah Mead. 


641. V. HENRY ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 12, 1805; d. May, 1865; m. Mary Eliza Beach. 
VI. ELIZABETH EYRAUD ADRIANCE, b. June 10, 1811; d. Dec. 30, 1902; m. 
1833, Charles Gennet, b. July 7, 1807. Residence, Richmond, Va. Issue: 
I. Katherine Virginia Gennet, b. Aug. 7, 1835; d. 1897; m. 1857, Charles 
Cotesworth Pinckney Burruss, b. Sept. 18, 1812; d. 1885. Issue: 
i. Charles Henry Burruss, b. July 13, 1858; d. Sept., i860. 
ii. Mabel Burruss, b. Oct. 6, 1859; d. Aug. 9, 1884. 
in. Robert Lee Burruss, b. May 5, 1861; d. May 15, 1861. 
iv. Grayson Burruss, b. May 24, 1863; m. in 1894, Sarah Elizabeth Beall, 
b. Nov. 3, 1873. Children: 

1. Annie Louise Burruss, b. Jan. 8, 1896. 

2. Katherine Adriance Burruss, b. June, 1900. 

3. Grayson Donnelly Burruss, b. Aug. 24, 1901. 

V. Cotesworth Pinckney Burruss, b. Nov. 12, 1865; m. in 1893, Sophie Scott 

vi. Elizabeth Eyraud Burruss, b. July 8, 1867; d. July 4, 1894; m. Robert 

Barrett. They had one dau. who d. in infancy. 
vii. Lorenzo Gennet Btirruss, b. Mar. 17, 1872. 

via. Albert Sidney Burruss, b. Oct. 11, 1874; m. in 1905, Maud Baker Chan- 
neU, b. July 14, 1883. They had one child: 
I. Katherine Virginia, b. June 12, 1906. 
II. Clara Josephine Gennet, b. Feb. 25, 1839; d. 1870; m. 1869, Dr. Joseph 
Hall Moore. They had one child who d. in infancy. 

III. Sar.^h Elizabeth Gennet, b. May 10, 1841; d. Mar. 13, 1842. 

IV. Mary Alice Gennet, b. Aug. 2, 1846; m. Joseph Hall Moore, M. D., b. 
Jan. II, 1832; d. Dec. 28, 1906. Residence, Richmond, Va. Children: 

i. Clara Cermet Moore, b. April 3, 1879. 
//. Lizzie Adriance Moore, h. May 21, 1882, d. Jan. 4, 1897. 
VII. GEORGE WASHINGTON ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 10, 1813; d. AprU 18, 1855; m. 
Aug., 1834, Mary Ann Deoll. Children: Six sons who all d. y., and a daughter: 
I. Elizabeth Eyraud Adriance, m. Charles Seibert. Residence, Brooklyn. 
i. Minnie Seibert, m. George Dennison. 
ii. Belle Seibert. 

Hi. Elizabeth Seibert, m. Walter F. Blake. 
iv. Ella Seibert, m. Charles M. Weeks. 
V. Alice Seibert, m. Dr. Franklin Jillson, of Boston. Residence, West 

Roxbury, Mass. 
vi. Harry Adriance Seibert. 
VII. JAMES LAWRENCE ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 11, 1815; d. 1859; unm. 
IX. FRANCIS VINCENT ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 7, 181 7; m. but had no issue. 
X. CHARLOTTE ADRIANCE, b. 1822; d. 1S23. 

522. GARRET ADRIANCE," (John,-- Abraham,' Rem,'' Elbert," Adriaen 
Reyersz'), son of John (Jan) and Mary E. (Storm) Adriance, was b. (or 
bap.) May 8, 1778, at Hopewell. He was a farmer at Pleasant Valley, 
Duchess Co., N. Y. Children: 


II. MARGARET ADRIANCE, m. Alvah Flagler, and resided in Medina, N. Y. 

III. JANE ADRIANCE, m. G. W. Adriance, and resided at Geneva, N. Y. 

IV. MARIA ADRIANCE, b. prior to 1856; m. a Mr. Flagler, and had one child. 
V. JOSEPH T. ADRIANCE, d. in 1856. No children. 

523. JOHN ADRIANCE,« (Abraham, Jr.,' Abraham,* Rem,^ Elbert,'- Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Abraham, Jr., and Anna (Storm) Adriance, was b. Jan. 10, 
179s; d. April 19, 1873. He resided at Worcester, Mass., and was engaged 
extensively in the iron and foundry industry. Here in 1852 he started to 
build mowing machines. He manufactured and sold in that year a few 
machines known as the Ketchem, and arranged during the fall of that year 
to manufacture the "Forbush" known to many as a serviceable one- wheel 
machine. This was the starting point of that great enterprise now con- 
ducted by his grandchildren in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He m. Sarah Ely 
Harris, b. Feb. 15, 1799; d. June 3, 1838. Children: 

542. I. GEORGE H. ADRIANCE, b. July 3, 1818; d. 1882; m. MatUda Ross. 

II. WALTER ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 28, 1823; m. Dec. 14, 1847, Cordelia Brincker- 
hoff, a sister of Abraham D. Brinckerhoff. Issue: 
I. Annie W. Raynor Adriance. 
II. Mrs. Sarah B. Kipp, who had two children. 

543. III. JOHN P. ADRIANCE, b. 1825; m. Mary J. R. Piatt. 

IV. ANNIE ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 12, 1827; d. iSSo; m. Sept. s, 1850, 
Dr. F. H. Simpson. Issue: 
I. Albert Adriance Simpson. 
II. Mrs. Sarah Ellen Egbert. 
V. BLANDINA VANDER HEYDEN ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 18, 1830; m. May 22, 
1855, Zebulon Rudd. Issue: 
I. John Adriance Rudd. 
II. Rev. Arthur Belding Rudd. 
III. Charles A. Rudd. 

John Adriance, Sr., m., second, Eliza Storm, dau. of A. G. and 
Mary (Adriance) Storm, and had issue: 

VI. MRS. SARAH E. BELDING, who was mother of: 
I. Mrs. Henry Hasbrouck. 
II. Walter Adriance Belding. 
III. Frederick Belding. 

524. ISAAC T. ADRIANCE,« {Theodorus,' Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adrkn 
Reyersz^), son of Theodorus and Killetie (Swartwout) Adriance, was b. 
Sept. 4, 1778; d. Aug. 30, 1820. He m. Jan. 16, 1799, Jane Brinckerhoff, 
and their children were : 


544. I. TUNIS BRINCKERHOFF ADRIANCE, b. May 2, 1801; d. Nov. 29, 1879; 

m. Freelove Losee. 
II. THEODORUS ADRIANCE, b. 1803; m. Sarah Doughty. Children: 
I. William Adriance. 
n. Sarah Jane Adriance, m. twice, 
m. Charles Adriance, m. and had two children. 
This family resides at Geneva, N. Y. 


IV. CORNELIUS WILTSE ADRIANCE, b. 1S07; m. Jennie Flagler. 

545. Y CHARLES ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 7, 1812; d. Nov., 1848; m. Phoebe De Milt. 

546. VI. JAMES BOGARDUS ADRIANCE, b. about 1819; d. Jan. 4, 1905; m. twice. 

There were also two dau. who d. in infancy. 

525. JACOB T. ADRIANCE,« (Theodorus,^ Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,'' Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Theodorus and Killetie (Swartwout) Adriance, was b. 
Mar. 10, 1784, and d. Nov. 18, 181 7. Residence, Fishkill, N. Y. He 
m. Mary Brill, b. June 22, 1788, d. Aug. 28, 1867. After his death she 
married a Mr. Hopkins. Children: 

I. JUDSON S. ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 31, 1811; probably d. y. 
II. CHARLES P. ADRIANCE, of Fishkill, N. Y. 

III. JOHN B. ADRIANCE, of E. FishkQl; d. intestate, Aug. 3, 1868. 

IV. CAROLINE ADRIANCE, m. a Mr. Rogers. Children: 

I. Jacob Rogers. 
II. Mary Sherman Rogers. 
V. JACOB T ADRIANCE, m. and had a daughter. 

526. CHARLES PLATT ADRIANCE, « (Theodorus.' Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,^ 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Theodorus and Killetie (Swartwout) Adriance, 
was b. Oct. 12, 1790, in Hopewell, N. Y.; d. Nov. 25, 1874, in Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. He m. June 15, 1813, Sarah, dau. of Aaron Camp, who was a minute 
man in the Revolutionary War and was a son of Nathaniel Camp, Captain 
of artillery during the Revolutionary War. She was b. Aug. 27, 1795, in 
Newark, N. J., and d. Aug. 22, 1877. Children: 

547. I. WILLIAM ADRIANCE, m. twice. 

III. MARY FRANCES ADRIANCE, m. Oct. 22, 1845, John Randall Weeks, son of 
Rev. William Raymond Weeks and Hannah, dau. of John and Catherine (Fair- 
child) Randall. Issue: 
I. Sarah Adriance Weeks, b. Aug. 11, 1846; d. Aug. 4, 1S67; m. June 20, i860, 

Henry D. Northrop. 
II. William Raymond Weeks, b. Aug. 4, 1S48. An attorney of New York 

III. Charles Edward Weeks, b. Nov. 27, 1850. 

IV. Mary Frances Weeks, b. June 28, 1852. 


V. Annie Ross Weeks, b. Dec. 8, 1855; m. July 13, 1880 (as his second wife), 
James Henry Johnson, of E. Orange, N. J. Issue: 
i. Henry Weeks Johnson, b. July 14, 1881. 
a. Grace Adriance Johnson, b. Jan. 19, 1883. 
in. Raymond Randall Johnson, h. May 11, 1885. 
VI. John Randall Weeks, b. Mar. 24, 1858. An attorney of New York 
IV. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, b. June 14, 1825, in Richmond, Va.; m. in Pough- 
keepsie, Feb. 21, 1844, John B. Pudney, b. June 7, 1817; d. in Passaic, Jan. 13, 
1895. Widow resides in Passaic, N. J. He was a son of Thorn and Jane (South- 
ard) Pudney. Issue: 
I. Mary Roosevelt Pudney, b. Nov. 24, 1844; d. Feb. 10, 1898. 
II. Charles Adriance Pudney, b. June 3, 1846, in Lima, N. Y. 

III. Charlotte Elizabeth Pudney, b. Jan. 2, 1848, in St. Louis, Mo. 

IV. Caroline Storm Pudney, b. April 6, 1850. 

V. John Cornelius Pudney, b. Feb., 1852; m. Jannette Smith. Issue: 
i. Charles Adriance Pudney. 
a. William Pudney. 
Hi. Charlotte Pudney. 
VI. Sarah Jane Pudney, b. AprO 17, 1856, in Newark. 
vn. Harriet Newell Pudney, b. Jan. 18, 1861, in Newark; d. June 15, 1861. 

527. ISAAC R. ADRIANCE," {Rem,'' Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), 
son of Rem and Catherine (Storm) Adriance, was b. Feb. 14, 1781, and d. 
June 8, 1872. He m. April 29, 1802, Margaret Brinckerhoff, b. July 20, 
1786, d. Oct. 17, 1863, dau. of George and Elizabeth (Wiltse) Brinckerhoff, 
of Duchess Co., N. Y. Issue: 

548. L GEORGE BRINCKERHOFF ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 7, 1807; d. Aug. i, 1888; 
m. Sarah H. Thorn. 
II. CATHERINE ADRIANCE, b. 1809; m. John Adriance Storm, b. Mar. 2, 1808, 
son of Abraham G. and Mary (Adriance) Storm. Children: 
I. Adriance Storm, b. 1828; d. at Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 30, 1893; m. Carrie 
Willis, of Memphis. They had a son: 
i. George A. Storm. 
II. Edward Storm, b. 1832; d. Oct. 15, 1906, at Goshen, N. Y.; m. Helen Wilkin- 
ni. Mary Eliza Storm, b. 1839; unm. Residence, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
IIL JOHN ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 27, 1811; d. Aug. 23, 1S82; m., first, Jane Ann 
Van Wyck, who d. Sept. 24, 1832; dau. of Abraham and Phoebe Van Wyck; 
second, Oct. 7, 1835, Jane Eliza Van Wyck, b. Mar. 25, 1816; d. April 9, 1886. 
I. Elizabeth Ann Adriance, d. Aug. 13, 1853, unm. 
II. Martha Adriance, m. William C. Dow. Residence, Chicago, 111. 
III. Isaac Adriance, d. Nov. 9, 1839. 


IV. MARY ADRIANCE, m. Charles G. Storm. Issue: 
I. Susan Marie Storm, m. William Pierce Storm. 
II. John Storm, m. a Miss Allrow. 

III. George Storm, m. a Miss Haight. 

IV. Charles Storm, m. Elizabeth Storm, of Stormville. 

VII. MARGARET ADRIANCE, b. 1824; d. 1897; m. Richard Henry Brinckerhoff. 

528. PETER ADRIANCE,^ {Rem,'' Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,- Adriaen Reyersz'), 
son of Rem and Catherine (Storm) Adriance, was b. Sept. 14, 1787, and 
d. Aug. 3, 1852. He was a farmer on the Hudson River. He m. Catherine 
Storm, b. Aug. 25, 1789; d. June 15, 1851. She was a dau. of Thomas 
Storm and Diana, dau. of Theodorus and Killetie (Swartwout) Adriance. 

I. AMELIA CAROLINE ADRIANCE, m. WiUet Culver, brother of Catherine 
Culver, wife of Thomas Adriance. They had: 
I. Catherine Amelia Culver. 
II. MARY ANN ADRIANCE, m. James Wakinson. 

549. III. THOMAS STORM ADRIANCE, b. about 1813; d. May 26, 1864; m. Catherine 


529, ISAAC ADRIANCE, 6 {John,'' Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,'' Adriaen Reyersz'), 
son of John and Mary (Sickles) Adriance, b. in the old Sickles homestead, 
in Harlem, Feb. 13, 1794. He d. Aug. 26, 1862. He was educated at Yale 
and devoted his life to the practice of law. A true benevolence and a kindly 
sense of justice marked his character. He founded the law firm of Adriance 
and Ketcham. He m., first, Hester Van Voorhees; second, Dec. 29, 1S30, 
Margaret E. Waldron, b. Feb. 26, 1813, d. Jan. 6, 1899. Issue: 

550. I. JOHN ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 6, 1832; d. Nov. 3, 1874; m. Lucy W. Sabine. 


530. GEORGE ADRIANCE,' {Jacob,'' George,'' Joris,' Rem,' Elbert,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Butler) Adriance, m., his cousin 
Elizabeth, dau. of James Adriance. Their children were: 

I. ELWIN ADRIANCE, m. Julia Jones. 
II. ODELON ADRIANCE, m. Ella Finckle. 

531. JOHN W. ADRIANCE,' (Jacob,^ George,'' Joris,* Rem,' Elbert,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Butler) Adriance, was b. Sept. i, 
1815. He m. May 26, 1841, Eliza Jane Houghtaling, b. Dec. 5, 1820, 
d. Sept. 30, 1876, dau. of John and Harriet (Blake) Houghtaling (or Hotal- 
ing). (See Burhan's Gen.) Children: 

651. I. GEORGE H. ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 4, 1842; m. Hannah Maria Gaylord. 

II. HARRIET ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 18, 1843; d. April, 1863. 
552. III. JAMES ADRIANCE, b. Oct. i, 1846; m. Sarah Ella Gaylord. 

IV. CATHERINE ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 18, 1848; d. May 24, 1852. 
V. JESSE ADRIANCE, b. April i, 1851; m. Jan. 4, 1875, Marion Delphin Hinman, 

b. July 15, 1 85 1, dau. of Aseph Morse and Loretta Adelia (Bacon) Hinman. 
VI. FRANCIS ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 24, 1854; d. Jan. 23, 1887. 
VII. EMMERET ADRIANCE, b. July 21, 1856; d. Nov., 1869. Residence, Glen 
Aubrey, Broome Co., N. Y. 

532. ALBERT ADRIANCE,' (Jacob,' George,' Joris," Rem,' Elbert,"^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Butler) Adriance, was b. about 1833, 
and d. in 1901. He was a farmer near Berne, Albany Co., N. Y. He m. 
Sophia Wright. Their children were : 

I. DATUS ADRIANCE, b. 1848; m. Gertrude Winne. Issue: 
I. Edward Adriance. 
II. William Adriance. 
III. Horace Adriance. 

This famOy resided in Albany, N. Y. 
II. JOHN ADRIANCE, m. Ann Buchanan. Issue: 
I. Minnie Adriance. 
II. Leroy Adriance. 

III. OTIS ADRIANCE, m. Rachel Chamberlin. Residence, Slingerlands, near 
Albany, N. Y. 

IV. CHARLES ADRIANCE, m. ISIary Shutter. Issue: 



I. Leroy Adriance. 
II. Edward Adriance. 
III. Charles Adriance. 
V. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, m. Ed. Woodbeck. 

533. JACOB ADRIANCE,' {Richard,^ George," Joris," Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Richard and Clarissa (Reynolds) Adriance, was b. Nov. 17, 
1824. He m. Jan. i, 1850, Maria, dau. of John and Harriet (Watrous) 
Snyder. Children : 

I. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 16, 1850; m. Sept., 1869, Angus McDonald, 
son of Roger and Charlotte (Parrott) McDonald. Children: 
I. Hugh Adriance McDonald, b. June 6, 1876. 
II. Eleanora McDonald, b. Jan. 27, 1880. 
II. BLANCHE ADRIANCE, b. May 17, 1866; m. Jan. 16, 1889, Sterry A. Drake. 

534. ABNER ADRIANCE,' {James,' George,'' Joris,' Rem,' Elbert,'' Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of James Adriance; m. Sarah and their children were: 

L JAMES ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 18, 1843; d. 1901; m. Sarah AUoway, of Baltimore. 
Widow resided in Albany. Their children were: 
I. Anna Adriance, m. Stephen Radcliff. 
II. Charles Adriance. 

III. William H. Adriance. 

IV. James Franklin Adriance. 
All resided in Albany, N. Y. 

II. FRANK ADRIANCE, m., first, Hannah Powell; second, a Miss Wheeler. 

III. CHARLES ADRIANCE, m. Mary J. Wheeler. Residence, Albany Co., N. Y. 


535. JOHN V. ADRIANCE,' {Maj. Abraham,' Rem,"" Abraham,^ Rem,' Elbert,'' 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Maj. Abraham and Susan (Monfoort) Adriance, 
was b. in i8i8, and d. Feb. 26, 1871. He m. Jane Elizabeth Bogardus, who 
d. April 10, 1893. Their children were: 

I. ALICE ADRIANCE, m. Peter Adriance, of Poughkeepsie. 

II. JAMES B. ADRIANCE, d. Mar. 16, 1877. 


IV. MARY E. P. ADRIANCE (probably), who m. Mar. 19, 1869. 

536. CORNELIUS ADRIANCE,' {Jacob,' Rem," Abraham,' Rem,' Elbert,'' 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Humphrey) Adriance, was 
b. in 1805. He m. Emeline Conklin. Issue: 

I. JOHN K. ADRIANCE, m. Lucinda Post. He is a farmer in N. Y. State. Issue: 

I. George Adriance. 
II. CAROLINE ADRIANCE, m. Warren Birch. Issue: 
I. Adrianna Birch. 


537. THOMAS ADRLANCE,' {Jacob,^ Rem,'' Abraham* Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Humphrey) Adriance, was b. July 
5, i8i2. He removed from New York State to Paw Paw, Mich. He m. 
Margaret Spangler. Issue: 

553. I. WILLIAM H. ADRIANCE, m. Eunice Whitlaw. 

554. II. JACOB ADRIANCE, m. Fannie Rogers. 

555. IV. JOHN ADRIANCE, m. Nancy Davis. 


VI. EDGAR ADRIANCE, m. Anna Blackford. Residence, Paw Paw, Mich. Had 
a son: 
I. William Blackford, who d. y. 

538. EDWARD ADRIANCE,' {Jacob,^ Rem,'' Abraham,'^ Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Humphrey) Adriance, was b. in 
1814. A farmer of Scipio, N. Y. He m., first, Sallie Grain; second, Eliza 
Chamberlain; third, Mary Taylor, of Home City, 0. Children: 

I. ELLEN ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 27, 1840; m. George Davis Mercereau. Issue: 
I. Mary Eliza (called Lila) Mercereau, m. George Padgham, a farmer of 

Shortsville, N. Y. 
II. Caroline Isabell Mercereau, m. Charles Herendean, of Shortsville, N. Y. 
i. Donald Adriance Herendean, b. Mar. 13, 1904. 
III. Mabel Edna Mercereau. 

556. II. NEWTON R. ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 28, 1849; m. Mary Davis Hunt. 
III. MARY ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, b. June 9, 1851; d. July 31, 1855. 

557. IV. JOHN CHAMBERLAIN ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 22, 1853; m. Lulu Win- 


558. V. EDWARD HUMPHREY ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 31, 1856; m. Margaret Hynd- 

VI. SAMUEL BROWN ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 23, 1859; m. Minnie Reynolds. Resi- 
dence, Oakland, Cal. 

539. WILLIAM ADRIANCE,' {Jacob,^ Rem,'' Abraham,* Rem,^ Elbert.,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Humphrey) Adriance, was b. in 1817. 
Residence, Elmira, N. Y. He m. Deborah Angeoine. Issue: 

I. FRANK ADRIANCE, b. 1856; a physician at Elmira, N. Y. Issue: 
I. Linnette Adriance. 

540. THOMAS MESNARD ADRIANCE,' {Abraham /.," John,^ Abraham," 
Rem,^ Elbert,'^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Abraham J. and Mary E. E. 
(VanVleeck) Adriance, was b. Aug. 9, 1801; and d. Dec. 20, 1877. He 
m. Jan. 8, 1826, Julia Ann Price. Children: 


I. JULIA ANN PRICE ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 6, 1828; d. July 26, 1878; unm. 
II. LOUISA GRAVES ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 18, 1833; m. 1863, David Walker. 
She d. without issue in 1876. 

III. THOMAS BLOODGOOD ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 18, 1836; d. Jan. 20, 1877; m. 
Sept. 29, 1864, Mary E. Holmes. Issue: 

I. Anna Adriance, b. April 3, 1866. 

II. Allen H. Adriance, b. May 12, 187 1. Residence, Jersey City. 
III. Thomas F. Adriance, b. Dec. 8, 1874. 

IV. WILLIAM JOSEPH ADRIANCE, b. May 12, 1S38; m. April 14, 1S87, EUa M. 
Franklin. Residence, Brooklyn. Children: 

I. William Franklin Adriance, b. April 18, 1S90. 
II. Helen Lawrence Adriance, b. Feb. 25, 1892. 
V. FRANCES STE\'ENS ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 26, 1846; m. April 20, 1867, 
Gideon H. Mead. b. Sept. 14, 1840, son of Gideon and Elizabeth T. (Lord) Mead. 
I. Charles A. Mead, of Upper Montclair, N. J., b. April i, 1870; m. Dec. 27, 
1893, Isabella H. Boyd, b. Aug. 10, 1868, and they had: 
i. Bessie Mead, b. Jan. 27, 1895. 
//. George A. Mead, Jan. 9, 189S. 

541. HENRY ADRIANCE,' (Abraham /.,« John,' Abraham,' Rem,' Elbert,^ 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Abraham J. and Mary Elizabeth Eyraud 
(Van Vleeck) Adriance, was b. in New York, Nov. 12, 1805, and d. in 
Oswego, N. Y., May, 1865. He m. Mary Eliza Beach, b. in New York in 
1810, d. in Oswego, N. Y:, in 1865, dau. of William and Hester Beach. 
Children : 

I. WILLIAM HENRY ADRIANCE, b. in New York, in 1832; m., first, Lois 

Loretta Strobeck; second, Lydia Gertrude Lord. 
II. MARY ADRIANCE, b. in New York in 1834; d. in Richmond, Va., in 1874. 

III. JOHN ALFRED ADRIANCE, b. in New York in 1836; d. there in 1842. 

IV. THOMAS MESNARD ADRIANCE, b. in New York in 1840; d. there in 1840. 

V. SARAH GONSALVES ADRIANCE, b. in New York in 1841; d in Oswego 
N. Y., 1849. 

VI. ALICE LOSSING ADRIANCE, b. in Oswego, N. Y., in 1843; d. in Denver, 
Col., in 1874; m. Edward Miller. 
VIL GERTRUDE ADRIANCE, b. in Oswego, N. Y.; d. there in 1850. 
VIII. CORNELIA TEMPLE ADRIANCE, b. in Oswego, N. Y., in 1848; d. in Chicago 
111., in 1887. 
IX. JULIA LOUISA ADRIANCE, b. in Oswego, N. Y., in 1851; m. in Denver, Col., 
Rev. Walter Howard Moore, D. D. Children: 
I. Thomas Alexander Moore, b. in Napa, Cal, Aug. 4, 1876; m. Aug. 13, 
1906, Matilda Vost. Issue: 
i. Anna Louise Moore, h. Nov. 5, 1907. 
n. Alice Adriance Moore, b. in Aurora, 111., Jan. 29, 1879; d. there. Mar. 6, 

III. Walter Adriance Moore, b. in Decatur, 111., Feb. 23, 1S80; d. July, 1880. 


IV. Rev. George Seymour Adriance Moore, b. in Decatur, 111., Feb. 23, 1880. 
Graduated from General Theological Seminary, New York, in 1907. Curate 
at the Church of the Holy Apostles, N. Y., 1908. 
V. Francis Michael Moore, b. in Decatur, 111., Sept. 29, 1892. 

Rev. Walter Howard Moore, D. D., belongs to the distinguished Moore 
family of New York. Few men of letters occupy a more honorable position 
than his distinguished ancestor the Rt. Rev. Benjamin IVJoore, D. D., Bishop 
of New York, and President of Columbia College, 1801-11. 

542. GEORGE H. ADRMNCE,^ (/o/m,« Abraham, Jr.," Abraham,* Rem,' 
Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of John and Sarah Ely (Harris) Adriance, 
was b. July 3, 1818, and d. in 1882. He m. Matilda Ross. Children: 


543. JOHN P. ADRIANCE,^ (John,^ Abraham, Jr.,' Abraham,' Rem,' Elbert,^ 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of John and Sarah Ely (Harris) Adriance, was b. 
in 1825, and d. at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He was engaged with his father in 
the iron and foundry business at Worcester, Mass. In the fall of 1854 he 
purchased the patents in New England for the Manney mowing machines, 
and estabHshed, in 1855, a plant in Worcester for its manufacture. Mr. 
Adriance became one of the most widely known and influential citizens of 
the community. His children have erected to his memory the Adriance 
Memorial Library of Poughkeepsie, a magnificent structure charmingly 
located in the heart of the city. It is a work of art, a great monument 
indeed, as well as an ornament to the city. John P. Adriance married 
Mary Jane Ruthven Piatt, b. 1826, in New York. Children: 

559. I. ISAAC REYNOLDS ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 12, 1851; m. Ada Ferris Campbell. 
II. JOHN ERSKINE ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 23, 1853; m. AprU 27, 1882, Mary 
Hasbrouck. Issue: 

I. Jane Hardenburgh Adriance, d. Oct. 11, 1897. 

II. Marguerite Platt Adri.^nce. 

III. JAMES RUTHVEN ADRIANCE, b. June 8, 1856; d. AprQ 21, 1897. 

IV. MARIE RUTHVEN ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 18, 1858; m. Jan. 12, 1887, SHas 
Wodell. Issue: 

I. Ruthven Adriance Wodell. 
II. Katharine Wodell. 
V. REV. HARRIS ELY ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 18, 1861; m. June 12, 1889, Sarah 
McClellan Holmes, dau. of Rev. John McClellan Holmes. Issue: 
I. Harris Ely Adriance, Jr. 
II. Edwin Holmes Adriance. 
III. Francis Adriance. 


VI. WILLIAM ALLEN ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 6, 1864; m. Mar. 20, 188S, Minnie B. 
Horton. Issue: 
I. Dorothy Allen Adriance. 
II. William Allen Adriance, Jr. 
VII. FRANCIS HENRY ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 16, 1866; m. AprU 27, 1892, Mary 
Hampton. Issue: 
I. Jane Erskine Adriance. 

644. TUNIS BRINCKERHOFF ADRIANCE,^ {Isaac T.," Theodoms," Isaac,' 
Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Isaac T. and Jane (Brinckerhoff) 
Adriance, was b. May 2, 1801; d. Nov. 29, 1879; m. Levey (Freelove) Losee, 
dau. of John and Hannah (De Long) Losee, b. June 11, 1803, d. Sept. 7, 
1879. Their children were: 

L ISAAC ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 7, 1S23; d. Jan. 9, 1894; m. Loretta Lee. Issue: 

I. Emily Adriance, m. Elmer Little. Residence, Michigan. 
II. JOHN ADRIANCE, Nov. 3, 1825. Went to California many years ago, and 
had not been heard from since. 

III. GEORGE ADRIANCE, b.' Sept. 30, 1827; m. Dec. 29, 1854, Helen Dorland, b. 
July 2, 1836, dau. of Samuel P. and Margaret (Mott) Dorland. Residence, 
Beekman, Duchess Co., N. Y. Issue: 

I. Carrie D. Adriance, b. Jan. 26, i860; m., first, ; second, Melvin 

Dunlap. Residence, Philadelphia. 

IV. JANE ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 15, 1829; d. 1908; m. Albert J. Monfoort, son of 
John and Jane Monfoort. Issue: 

I. Sarah Etta Monfoort, m. John Fish, and had issue: 

i. Annie May Fish, 
ii. William Fish. 

II. Jane (or Jennie) Monfoort, d. 1895; unm. 

III. Ida Monfoort, m. William Henry Sweezey. Residence, La Grangeville, 
N. Y. Issue: 
i. John S'weezcy. 
V. MARY ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 25, 1830; d. an infant. 
VI. SARAH ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 24, 1832; unm. Residence, Poughkeepsie, 

N. Y. 
VII. HENRIETTA ADRIANCE, b. May 8, 1834; d. May 10, 1876; unm. 
VIII. MARY ADRIANCE, b. June 19, 1835. Residence. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
IX. JOSEPH ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 23, 1838; d. Feb. 16, 1908; m. Sept. 18, 1878, 
Mary Todd, d. Feb. 22, 1908, dau. of Benjamin Franklin and JNIary (William) 
Todd, of Ohio. Residence, Seneca, Kan. Issue: 
I. Dora Adriance, b. Aug. 23, 1880. 

II. Frank .\driance, b. Mar. 19, 1884; m. Aug. 2, 1908, Mary Moriarty. 
III. George Adriance, b. Oct. 28, 1888. 
X. JAMES ADRIANCE, b. Oct. i, 1843; m., first, Sarah Ann Van Wyck, dau. of 
John S. Van Wyck, by his wife, Mary, dau. of Cornell Brill. She d. Mar., 1872, 
and he m., second. Mar. 8, 1873, Sarah Elizabeth Martin. Children by the 
first wife: 


I. Frank T. Adeiance, m. Carrie Williams. Residence, Duchess Co., N. Y. 
They had children: 

i. James Adriance. 
ii. Edwin Adriance. 

II. Mary Elizabeth Adriance, m. Robert E. Dean. Residence, Fishkill, 
N. Y. ChUdren: 

i. James E. Dean. ». 

ii. Helena Adriance Dean. 
XI. THEODORE ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 25, 1844; d. Oct. i, 1905; m. Anna Pettit, 
dau. of Daniel and Ann Pettit, who emigrated from England. Residence, Seneca, 
Kan. Children: 

I. Sarah Adriance, m. Jacob T. Stahl, and resided near Tonkawa, Okla. 
Issue : 

i. Golda Stahl. 

II. Martha Adriance, d. unm. 

III. Edith Adriance. 

IV. Daniel Theodore Adriance. 

645. CHARLES ADRMNCE,' {Isaac T.,' Theodorus," Isaac,^ Rem,' Elbert,^ 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Isaac T. and Jane (Brinckerhoff) Adriance, was 
b. Feb. 7, 1812, and d. in Nov., 1848. He m. Phoebe De Milt, who was 
b. in 181 1, and d. Oct. 27, 1863. They resided at Bridgeport, Conn. Their 
children were: 

I. MARGARET SMITH ADRIANCE, b. Dec. 17, 1834, in Jersey City; d. in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1898; m. in Bridgeport, Nov. 11, 1856, WiUiam Hoyt 
Lounsbury, b. July 10, 1839; d. Feb. 24, 1907, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Children: 
I. Louise Adriance Lounsbury, b. Aug. 30, 1857; m. April 4, 1877, in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Charles Lewis Hardenburgh, b. Aug. 3, 1851, son of Jacob and 
Maria (Snyder) Hardenburgh. Children: 
i. Edgar Hill Hardenburgh, b. Feb. 22, 1878, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
ii. Maud Kissam Hardenburgh, h. Oct., 1879; d. Nov., 1880. 
Hi. Adriance Lounsbury Hardenburgh, d. Dec. 25, 1888. 

II. Adele Lounsbury, b. June 19, 1859; m. April 7, 1880, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Clarence Onion, son of William Henry Onion. Residence, Brooklyn. 

i. Claire Adele Onion, h. Jan., 1882, in Brooklyn; m. June 29, 1904, Wilbur 
Spicer TarbeU. 

III. Margaret Adriance Lounsbury, b. Mar. 6, 1862; d. July, 1906; unm. 

IV. Mary Hoyt Lounsbury, b. Jan. 17, 1864; m. Jan. 15, 1895, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Louis Wisner Jansen, b. Jidy 19, 1864, in Pine Bush, Orange Co., 
N. Y., son of John and Margaret (Wisner) Jansen. Issue: 

i. Margaret Lounsbury Jansen, b. Aug. 26, 1899. 
V. Adriance Lounsbury, b. April 29, 1866; d. Nov. 24, 1866. 
VI. Helen Adriance Lounsbury, b. Mar. 10, 1868; d. Sept. 29, 1868. 
VII. Gertrude Adriance Lounsbury, b. April 17, 1870. 
VIII. William Stephen Lounsbury, b. Aug. 7, 1874; d. Feb. 26, 1875. 


II. LOUISA A. ADRIANCE, b. about 1839; m. Dr. George Kissam. Both are dead. 
I. Maud Kissam, m. Lawrence Babcock. 
II. Hoffman Kissam, d. y. 
III. Lulu Kissam, d. y. 

III. CHARLES E. ADRIANCE, m. Louise Woolsey (or Wiltse). Widow resided in 
California. Issue: 

I. Helen Adriance. 
II. Elwin Adriance. 
III. Charles Mortimer Adriance, m. and resided in California. 

IV. HELEN ADRIANCE, b. 1843; m. James D. Fowler. Residence, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Issue: 

I. Eloise Fowler. 

n. James Clarence Fowler, b. 1S68; d. 1905; m. Simonie Kuhsiek. Issue: 
i. Elizabeth Helen Fowler, 
ii. Margaret Eloise Fowler. 

III. Kate Hart Fowler. 

IV. Mortimer Adriance Fowler, m. his brother James' widow. Residence, 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

V. Louis Gaston Fowler, 1 , . , „„„ 
„ „ ^ ' >twms b. 1888. 

VI. George Howard Fowler, J 

546. JAMES BOGARDUS ADRIANCE,' {Isaac T.,^ Theodorus,' Isaac,' Rem,^ 
Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Isaac T. and Jane (Brinckerhoff) Adriance, 
b. about 1819, and d. Jan. 4, 1905. He was senior member of the firm 
Adriance and Streng, dry goods merchants of New York. He m., first, 
Charlotte Palmer, niece of Mr. Palmer one of the pioneer dry goods mer- 
chants of San Francisco. They separated, the mother marrying again. 

560. I. JAMES BOGARDUS ADRIANCE, Jr., b. June 2, 1S38; m. Philena Dominic. 

The father afterwards m. Georgina Boice who d. April 29, 1899. Their 
children were: 

II. EDWARD B. ADRIANCE. Residence, New York City. 

III. WARREN B. ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 31, 1857; d. Aug. 7, 1894; unm. 


547. WILLIAM ADRIANCE,' (Cliarks Piatt,' Theodorus,'' Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,"- 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Charles Piatt and Sarah (Camp) Adriance, m., 
first, Mary Harrington; second, Addie L. Bond. Children, all by the first 

II. EDWARD ADRIANCE, m. in 1907. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


IV. REV. SAMUEL WINCHESTER ADRIANCE, m. and resides at Winchester, 
Mass. Issue: 
I. Lizzie Adriance. 

II. William Adriance. 

III. Robert Adriance. 

IV. Margaret Adriance. 

V. MARY ADRIANCE, m. Charles Minard. Issue: 

I. Alice Bond Minard. Residence, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

548. GEORGE BRINCKERHOFF ADRIANCE,' {Isaac R.,' Rem,'' Isaac,' 
Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Isaac R. and Margaret (Brinckerhoff) 
Adriance, was b. Jan. 7, 1807; d. Aug. i, 1888. He resided at Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. Married Dec. 15, 1830, Sarah Hoffman Thorn, b. Mar. 23, 1808, 
d. Jan. (or Aug.) 11, 1878, dau. of Samuel and Maria (Hoffman) Thorn. 
George B. and Sarah (Thorn) Adriance had one child: 

I. ROBERT ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 13, 1835; d. Aug. 26, i860; unm. 

549. THOMAS STORM ADRIANCE,' (Peter,' Rem," Isaac,' Rem,^ Elbert,^ 
Adriaen Reyersz,^) son of Peter and Catherine (Storm) Adriance, was b. 
about 1813, d. May 26, 1864. He m. Catherine, dau. of Allen and Abigail 
Culver. She was b. Mar. 25, 1824. They had: 

I. PETER ADRIANCE, b. April 19, 1843; m. Alice Adriance, dau. of John V. and 
Jane (Bogardus) Adriance. Mr. Adriance was the senior member of the hard- 
ware firm of Peter Adriance and Son, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Child: 
I. Eugene Adriance, b. April 7, 1866; m. Catherine Gage, of Ohio. 
II. EDGAR ADRIANCE, m. Kate Potter, of Plainfield, N. J. Issue: 
I. Alice Adriance, m. Raymond Foster. 

III. ROBERT ADRIANCE, m. Carry . Children: 

I. Edith Adriance. 

II. Edna Adriance. 

III. Amelia Adriance. 

IV. Frank Adriance. 
V. Culver Adriance. 

IV. AMELIA ADRIANCE, m. S. L. Walker, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

550. JOHN ADRIANCE.' (Isaac,' John,"- Isaac,' Rem,^ Elbert,-" Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Isaac and Margaret E. (Waldron) Adriance, was b. Oct. 6, 
1832, at McGowan's Pass, the residence of his great-grandmother, Margaret 
(Benson), widow of Andrew McGowan. Mr. Adriance was a graduate of 
Williams College. He was admitted to the bar Dec. 16, 1856, and soon 
after formed a business connection with his classmate, the late John Vander- 
poel. He was a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 


Society. He died in New York, Nov. 3, 1874. He m. Sept. 15, 1858, 
Lucy W., dau. of Henry L. Sabine, M. D., of Williamstown, Mass. Two of 
their children were: 


There were other sons of whom we have no information. 


551. GEORGE H. ADRIANCE,^ {John W.,' Jacob,' George,' Joris,' Rem,^ 
Elbert,- Adriaen Reyersz^), son of John W. and Eliza Jane (Houghtaling) 
Adriance, was b. Mar. 4, 1842. He m. Jan. 18, 1862, Hannah Maria, dau. 
of Henry and Mary Ann (Simmons) Gaylord. Children: 

I. EMERY ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 26, 1863; m. Feb. 19, 1888, Ann Houghtaling, b. 

Aug. 18, 1862, dau. of Peter and Cynthia (Shutter) Houghtaling. 
II. FANNY ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 9, 1871; m. Franklin Spencer. 

552. JAMES ADRIANCE,8 {John W.,' Jacob,' George,' Joris,' Rem,' Elbert,-" 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of John W. and Eliza Jane (Houghtahng) Adriance, 
was b. Oct. I, 1846; m. July 4, 1868, Sarah Ellen Gaylord, b. Oct. 7, 1852, 
dau. of Henry and Mary Ann (Simmons) Gaylord. Children: 

I. EJVIMERETTE ADRIANCE, b. Oct. 27, 1869. 
II. DORA D. ADRIANCE, b. Jan. i, 1872. 

III. EDNA ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 2, 1875. 

IV. DELTA ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 12, 1880. 
V. MARY J. ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 21, 1883. 

553. Wn^LIAM H. ADRIANCE,^ {Thomas,' Jacob,' Rem,' Abraham,'' Rem,^ 
Elbert,' Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Thomas and Margaret (Spangler) Adriance 
married Eimice Whitlaw. Residence, Paw Paw, Mich. Issue: 




554. REV. JACOB ADRIANCE,* {Thomas,'' Jacob,' Rem," Abraham," Rem,^ 
Elbert,- Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Thomas and Margaret (Spangler) Adriance, 
was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Nebraska. He 
married Fannie Rogers. Issue: 

I. LILLIE EMMA ADRIANCE, b. Jan. i, 1863; m. Hiram J. Goff. Issue: 
I. Fannie Adriance Gopf, b. May 25, 1883; d. Oct. 3, 1900. 
II. Nellie May Goff, b. Jan. 3, 1887; d. May, 1889. 
III. Fay Emory Goff, b. May 26, 1890. 


IV. Walter Locke Goff, b. Dec. ii, 1892. 

V. Winifred Emma Goff, b. Nov. i, 1898. 

II. MYRTLE E. ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 24, 1867. 

655. JOHN ADRIANCE/ {Thomas,'' Jacob,' Rem,' Abraham,' Rem,^ Elbert,^ 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Thomas and Margaret (Spangler) Adriance, m. 
Nancy Davis. Issue: 

I. REV. EMORY ROGERS ADRIANCE, b. July 9, 1868; d. Feb. 20, 1900; m. 
Ida Huff. He was a minister of the M. E. Church. Issue: 
I. William Jacob ADRIA^•CE, b. Nov. 13, 1898. 
II. EFFIE LOCKE ADRIANCE, b. June 17, 1873; m. Hiram A. Burrell, of Fre- 
mont, Neb. Issue: 
I. Julie Irene Burrell, b. Mar. 8, 1899. 
II. Rex Lucius Burrell, b. Sept. 20, 1900. 
m. Helen Burrell, b. July 15, 1902. 

556. NEWTON R. ADRIANCE,* (Edward,' Jacob,^ Rem,' Abraham,* Rem,^ 
Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Edward and Eliza (Chamberlain) Adriance, 
was b. Mar. 28, 1849. He was a merchant of Cincinnati, 0. He m. 
Mary Davis Hunt, of St. Louis. Issue: 

I. EDWARD NEWTON ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 3, 1875; m. Genevieve 
Hardey, of Rocky Ford, Colo. Resided at Napa and Berkeley, Cal. They 
had issue: 
I. Marietta Adriance, b. Nov. 29, 1904. 
II. Edward Hardey Adriance, b. Dec. 15, 1907. 
II. WALTER iAL\XWELL ADRIANCE, b. April 20, 1878. 


IV. HAROLD DAVIS ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 15, 1885; d. y. 

557. JOHN CHAMBERLAIN ADRIANCE,* (Edward,' Jacob,' Rem,' Abra- 
ham,'^ Rem? Elbert.- Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Edward and Eliza (Chamber- 
lain) Adriance, was b. Aug. 22, 1853. He has a large ranch at Napa, Cal. 
He m. Lulu Winchester. Issue: 




558. REV. EDWARD HUMPHREY ADRIANCE,* (Edward,' Jacob,' Rem,' 
Abraham,* Rem,^ Elbert,"^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Edward Adriance, was b. 
Dec. 31, 1856. He is a Presbyterian minister. He m. Margaret Hyndman. 
Issue : 



659. ISAAC REYNOLDS ADRL\NCE,8 {John P.,' John,'' Abraham, Jr.,' 
Abraham,'^ Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of John P. and Mary Jane 
Ruthven (Piatt) Adriance, b. Jan. 12, 1851; m. April 2, 1872, Ada Ferris 
Campbell. He was one of the Managers of the Buckeye Mowing Machine 
Co., Poughkeepsie, N. Y., President of one of the National banks, one of 
the donors of the Adriance Library and otherwise prominently identified 
with public affairs. Issue: 


560. JAMES BOGARDUS ADRIANCE, Jr.,« {James B.,' Isaac T.,^ Theodorus,^ 
Isaac,* Rem,^ Elbert,^ Adriaen Reyersz'-), son of James B. and Charlotte 
(Palmer) Adriance, was b. June 2, 1838. He was engaged in the piano 
business in New York. He m. Philena Dominic, and their children were: 

I. IDA ADRIANCE, m. Joseph McKeever. She d. leaving a son: 

I. John McKeever. 
II. ANNA MAY ADRIANCE, m. Robert Raymond. Issue: 
I. William Raymond. 



V. WALTER W. ADRIANCE, d. in infancy. 
VI. GRACE ADRIANCE, d. in infancy. 
VII. ALEXANDER ADRIANCE, d. in infancy. 

VIII. HARRY ADRIANCE, b. 18 79. He is the only survivor of ten chUdren. 
There were also two others who d. in infancy. 



570. MARTIN ADRIAENCE (Reyersen)'', (Adriaen Reyersz^) the progenitor 
of the Martense (children of Martin) family of America, the second son of 
Adriaen Reyersz, (Adrian Reyerson) and Annetje Schenck, was b. Mar. 9, 
1668; d. Oct. 30, 1754. Through the customs of the times his children and 
their descendants adopted, and were subsequently known by the name of 
Martense, which means, literally, son of or child of, Marten. He resided 
in Flatbush, L. I., on his estate which consisted of some 500 acres. In 
strange contrast to the descendants of Martin and Adrian Ryerson, the 
Martense family is nearly extinct. The last lineal descendant known to 
bear the name was Miss Rachel Martense, of Flatbush, who died in 1906, 
at the great age of 105 years. The Martense family to-day is represented 
by the family of the late Gen. Philip S. Crooke, whose wife was the dau. 
of Susan Caton, dau. of Patrick Caton and Susan Martense; by the Ferris 
and Wilbur families; and, also, by the Story family. 

Martin Adriaence married Sarah Remsen Van der Beeck, b. Dec. 1670, 
d. April 30, 1724. She was a sister of Catalyntie Remsen Van der Beeck 
who m. Elbert Adriance, her husband's brother and progenitor of the 
Adriance family. She was also a dau. of Rem Janse Van der Beeck and 
Jannetje Rapelje (brother and sister-in-law of Martin Ryerson and Ann 
Rapelje). (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec.) They had issue: 

571. I. REM MARTENSE, b., or bap., Dec. 12, 1695; d. June 14, 1760; m. Sussanna 

572. II. GERRIT MARTENSE, b. Oct. 2, 1697; d. 1732; m. Magdalena Pieterse 

III. JENNETJE MARTENSE, b. July 31, 1702; d. Jan., 17-; m. May 18, 1720, 
Peter Strycker, a farmer of Flatbush, L. I. 

IV. ANTJE MARTENSE, b. Nov. 3, 1705. No further trace 

573. V. ADRIAEN MARTENSE, b. Oct. 24, 1707; d. Sept. 17, 1784; m. (sup.) Neeltje 



571. REM MARTENSE/ {Marten Adriaence,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Marten 
and Sarah (Remsen Van der Beecke) Adriaence, was b. (or bap.) Dec. 12, 

1695, and d. June 14, 1760. He m. Susanna , b. Nov. 4, 1693, d. 

Mar. 6, 1775. He was an agriculturist living on his large farm in Flatbush, 
where the Hon. Philip Crooke now occupies the Mansion House. (N. Y. 
Gen. & Biog. Rec.) Issue: 

I. SARAH MARTENSE, b. 1717; d. Aug. 28, 1764; m. Joseph, son of Adriaen and 
Mary (Cernel) Hegeman. They had: 
I. Rem Hegeman, b. Jidy 10, 1738; d. Aug. 28, 1804; m. Nov. 11, 1751, Ida 
Vanderbilt, dau. of Jeremiah and Sarah (Van Brunt) Vanderbilt. Issue: 
i. Joseph Hegeman, m. Jannetje Rapelje. 
it. Sarah Hegeman, m. Daniel Rapelje. 
Hi. Elizabeth Hegeman, m. Hendrick Brinckerhoff. 
II. Susanna Hegeman, m. Tunis Rapelje, of Cripple Bosch, 
in. Sarah Hegeman, d. 1784; m. Lambert Suydam, of Bedford, son of Hendrick 
and Gertje (Ryerson) Suydam. Issue: 
i. Hendrick Suydam, bap. April 13, 1767. 
IV. Maria Hegeman, b. June 7, 1736; d. Oct. 19, 1794; m. Nov. 21, 1755, 
Adriaen Onderdonck, b. Dec. 24, 1726, d. Jan. 20, 1794. 
674. II. JORIS MARTENSE, bap. May 29, 1724; d. May 23, 1791; m. (sup.) Jannetje 
III. REM MARTENSE, bap. Aug. 6, 1728. No further trace. 

572, GERRIT MARTENSE,^ (Marten Adriaence,'' Adriaen Rcyersz'), son of 
Marten and Sarah (Remsen Van der Beeck) Adriaence, was b. Oct. 2, 1697, 
and d. in 1732. He was an agriculturist with a large farm in the village of 
Flatbush, north of and adjoining that of liis brother. Rem, and later in 
possession of the late Judge Garret L. Martense and his descendants. 
Gerrit Martense married Magdalena, dau. of Leifert Pieterse and Abigail 
Auckersy Van Nuyse. She was b. Aug. 20, 1694, and after her husband's 
death she m., secondly, John Vanderbilt. Issue: 

I. LEFFERT MARTENSE, b. June, 1720; d. y. 
II. MARTIN MARTENSE, b. Jan. 21, 17—; d. y. (sup.). 
675. III. LEFFERT MARTENSE, b. Jan. 16, 1725; d. Sept. 26, 1802; m. Hilletje Vander- 



IV. SARAH MARTENSE, b. Nov. 23, 1727; d. Dec. 30, 1762; m. April 29, 1746, 
John Lefferts, of Flatbush, L. I. 

573. ADRIAEN MARTENSE,^ (Marten Adriacnce? Adyiaen Rcycrsz'), son of 
Martin and Sarah (Remsen Van der Beeck) Adriaence, was b. Oct. 24, 1707; 
d. Sept. 17, 1784. He was an agriculturist, owned and occupied a large 
farm in the town of Flatbush, lying south of and adjoining those of his 
brothers. He m. Neeltje (sup.) Brinckerhoff, b. July 22, 1706, dau. of 
Joris and Annetje (Bogart) Brinckerhoff. Issue: 

I. SARAH MARTENSE, b. Mar. 17, 1729; m. AprQ 17, 1747, Theodore Van Wyck, 

son of Cornelius and Hannah (Thorn) Van Wyck. 
II. ANTJE MARTENSE, b. June 4, 1732; m. (sup.) April 29, 175-', Johannes, son 
of John and Jannetje (Van Voorhees) Brinckerhoff. She d. June i, 1754. Issue: 
I. John Brinckerhoff, b. 1752; d. Nov. 16, 1754. 
III. SUSANNA MARTENSE, b. Oct. 22, 1734; m. (as his first wife), Peter J. Mon- 
foort, of Fishkill Plains, b. Mar. i, 1731; d. Sept. 20, 1791, son of Jan and Antje 
(Schenck) Monfoort. He m,, second, Margaret Schenck. He was a private 
in the Second Regiment of Duchess Co., during the Revolution. By the first 
wife the children were: 
I. Adriaen Monfoort, b. Sept. 6, 1755; d. Feb. 6, 1S49; m. April 17, 1788, 
AUetta Waldron. Issue: 
i. Susa)nia Monfoort, b. Mar. 12, 1789; d. Feb. 28, 1872; m. Stephen B. 

Waldron, who d. Mar. 7, 1850. 
u. Hannah Monfoort, h. Oct. 25, 1790; d. Nov. 9, 1839; m. Elias Bogardus. 
in. Anna Monfoort, b. Mar. 6, 1794; m. Joshua Ward. 
iv. Matilda Monfoort, b. July 11, 1807; d. Sept. 28, 1833; unm. 
II. Anna Monfoort, b. Sept. 16, 1757; d. Dec, 1837; m. John Cornell. 
m. John P. Monfoort, b. Jan. 24, 1759; d. Nov. 15, 1803; m. in 1796, Jane 
Bennett. He was a private in Duchess Co. militia during the Revolution. 
i. Eliza Monfoort, h. Feb. 25, 1797; d. Aug. 17, 1809. 
a. Jacob Monfoort, m., first, Catherine Storm; second, Harriet E. Carmen. 
Hi. Charles Edmund Monfoort, b. 1 798. 
iv. Peter Monfoort, h. 1800; m. Phoebe (or Cornelia) Flagler. 
V. John Monfoort, b. 1802; m., first, Gertrude Hutchings; second, Martha 

vi. Jane Ann Monfoort, b. 1802 (posthumous); m. Garret Storm. 
Peter J. Monfoort by his second wife had: 
IV. Susanna Monfoort, m. Albert Monfoort, a widower. 
V. Stephen Monfoort, m., first, Elizabeth Losee; second, AUetta Adriance. 
VI. Martin Monfoort, m. Catherine Dutcher. 
vn. Peter Monfoort, b. Feb. 21, 1771; m. Went to Canada. 
VIII. Nelly Monfoort, b. Jan. 10, 1774; m. John Sleight. No issue. 
IX. M.^riah Monfoort, b. Aug. 11, 1776; m. John Peels, Oct. 11, 1798. 
IV. JORES MARTENSE, b. April 10, 1737; d. Nov. 9, 1S04; unm. 
V. GARRET MARTENSE, b. April 19, 1740; d. Nov. 9, 1S26; unm. 


576. VI. ADRIAEN MARTENSE, b. Dec. g, 1742; d. Mar. 13, 1817; m. twice. 

VII. NEELTJE MARTENSE, b. May 19, 1745; d. Oct. 3, 1819; m. Oct. 12, 1771, 
(as his first wife), John Van Duyne, of New Utrecht, b. Mar. 14, 1743. He m., 
second, Nela Van der Hoven. He was a son of Gerret Cornelius Van Duyne, by 
his wife, Altie Van Nostrand. 

577. VIII. ISAAC MARTENSE, b. Jan. 9, 1748; d. Nov. 12, 1778; m. Maria Messerole. 

IX. JANNETJE MARTENSE, b. Jan. 16, 1751 ; d. Oct. 30, 1828; m. a Miss Brincker- 


574. JORIS MARTENSE,^ (Rem,^ Marten Adriaence,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son 
of Rem and Susanna Martense, was bap. May 29, 1724; d. May 23, 1791; 
m. Jannetje (sup.) Vanderbilt, b. April 21, 1724; d. Feb. 8, 1807. He 
occupied, owned and cultivated the homestead farm of his father in Flatbush. 

I. REM MARTENSE, b. July i, 1768; d. Feb. 25, 1770. 
II. REM MARTENSE, b. Mar. 11, 1771; d. Mar. 19, 1812; unm. 

III. ARIS MARTENSE, b. July 14, 1775; d. Sept. 14, 1776. 

IV. SUSANNA MARTENSE, b. Jan. 15, 1777; d. Feb. s, 18—; m., first, Feb. 11, 
1802, John H. Cowenhoven, of New Utrecht, b. Mar. 17, 1769; d. Nov. 3, 1806. 
She m., second, Patrick Caton, who d. April 13, 1818. Issue: 

I. Maria Cowenhoven, b. April 6, 1803; d. June 22, 1867; m. 1S20, Eglert 

Benson, of New York, and New Utrecht. 
II. Jane Cowenhoven, b. Feb. i, 1805; m. June 27, 1827, Daniel Robert. 

Resided, New Utrecht. 
III. Margaret (or Susan) Caton, b. May 31, 1815; d. Mar. 8, 1858; m. Nov. 

26, 1837, Hon. Philip S. Crooke. 

575. LEFFERT MARTENSE," (Gerrit,^ Marten Adriaence,"^ Adriaen Reyersz^), 
son of Gerrit and Magdalena (Pieterse) Martense, was b. Jan. 16, 1725; 
d. Sept. 26, 1802. He m. May 5, 1745, Hilletje, dau. of Art (or Aert) 
Vanderbilt, of Flatbush, L. I. She was b. April 19, 1721, d. Sept. 20, 
1779. Issue: 

578. I. GARRET MARTENSE, b. Feb. i, 1746; d. June 10, 1808; m. Sytie Suydam. 

576. ADRIAEN MARTENSE," (Adriaen,^ Marten Adriaence,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), 
son of Adriaen and Neeltje (sup.) (Brinckerhoff) Martense, was b. Dec. 9, 
1742; d. Mar. 13, 1817. Adriaen Martense m., first, Nov. 3, 1765, 
Adriaentje, dau. of Jacobus Ryder, b. Feb. 2, 1741; d. May 27, 1776. He 
m., second, Jannetie, dau. of John Monfoort and Maria Vanderveer, b. 
Dec. 27, 1750, d. Oct. 26, 1844. Issue: 

579. I. ADRIAN MARTENSE, Jr., b. Aug. 17, 1768; d. Dec. 12, 1810; m. Gertrude 

II. MARIA MARTENSE, b. May 10, 1781; d. Jan., 1784. 

III. NELLTJE MARTENSE, b. May 23, 1785; d. Oct. 7., 1814; m. Dec. 12, 1802, 
Tunis T. Bergen, of Gowanus, and afterwards of Flatbush, L. I. He was b. May 
23, 178s; d. Oct. 3, 1841. 



577. ISAAC MARTENSE,^ {Adriaen,^ Marten Adriaence,^ Adriaen Reyersz^), 
son of Adriaen and Neeltje (sup.) (Brinckerhoff) Martense, was b. Jan. 9, 
1748, and d. Nov. 12, 1778. He was an agriculturist and owned part of 
his father's homestead. He m. Maria Messerole, who was b. Oct. 22, 1758, 
and d. June 18, 1846. Issue: 

580. I. ADRIAN I. MARTENSE, b. Oct. 3, 1776; d. Sept. 13, 1826; m. Deborah Berry. 


578. GARRET MARTENSE,^ {Lefferi* Gerrit,^ Marten Adriaence,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Leffert and Hilletje (Vanderbilt) Martense, was b. Feb. i, 
1746; d. June 10, 1808. He owned, occupied and cultivated the homestead 
farm in Flatbush, L. I. He m., Jan., 1769, Sytie, dau. of Daniel Suydam 
and Sarah Vanderveer. She was b. Oct., 1747, and d. Mar. 3, 1833. Issue: 

581. I. LEFFERT MARTENSE, b. Nov. 20, 1774; d. Mar. 9, iSoS; m. Angelica Cortel- 


579. ADRIAN MARTENSE, JR.,^ (Adriaen,' Adriaen,' Marten Adriaence,' 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Adriaen and Adriaentje (Ryder) Martense, was b. 
Aug. 17, 1768; d. Dec. 12, 1810. He owned and resided upon the homestead 
farm. He m. Gertrude, dau. of Jacob Suydam, b. June 25, 1770, d. Jan. 9, 
1824. Issue: 

582. I. JORIS (or George) MARTENSE, b. July 12, 1791; d. Aug. 17, 1835; m. Helen 

Van Brunt. 
II. ELIZABETH MARTENSE, b. Jan. i, 1794; d. May 29, 1876, in Brooklyn; m. 
Samuel Brainerd, a farmer of New Utrecht. Issue: 

I. Lucy E. Brainerd, b. Oct. 16, 1834; m. Jan. 21, i86g, Dr. Henry \V. Bar- 
ron. No issue. 

580. ADRIAN I. MARTENSE, ^ (Isaac," Adriaen,' Marten Adriaence,- Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Isaac and Maria (Messerole) Martense, was b. Oct. 3, 
1776; d. Sept. 13, 1826. He resided upon and cultivated the farms of his 
father and uncle Garret. He m. Deborah, dau. of Walter Berry, of 
Gowanus, b. Sept. 23, 1780; d. Mar. i, 1865. Issue: 

I. MARIA MARTENSE, b. (circa) 1799; m., first, Stephen Schenck, who d. Dec. 
25, 1825, and she m., second, Jan. 25, 1830, William W. Story, who d. Mar. 10, 
1875, aged 77 years. They resided for years at the Story homestead. 
II. RACHEL MARTENSE, b. Feb. 3, 1801; d. 1906. Residence, Flatbush, and 
at the home of her nephew, Mr. Joseph Story. She never married. She d. at 
the advanced age of 105 years. 

III. JANE MARTENSE, b. 1803; d. Oct. 30, 1828; unm. 

IV. ELIZABETH MARTENSE, b. about 1806; d. July 16, 1871 ; m. Henry L. Crabb. 



581. LEFFERT MARTENSE,« {Garret,'' Lefert," Gerrit,^ Marten Adriaence,^ 
Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Garret and Sytie (Suydam) Martense, was b. 
Nov. 20, 1774; d. Mar. 9, 1808. He, in turn, owned, occupied and cultivated 
his father's homestead farm at Flatbush, L. I. He m., April 20, 1792, 
Angelica, dau. of Isaac Cortelyou, of New York. She was b. Oct. 27, 1770; 
d. Dec. 15, 1826. Issue: 

583. I. GARRET L. MARTENSE, b. Feb. s, 1793; d. Jan. 17, i860; m. Jane Vander- 

II. ISAAC MARTENSE, b. July 17, 1794; d. Nov. 26, 1829; m. Lemmetje Van 
Brunt, dau. of George Van Brunt, of New Utrecht. No issue. 

III. SARAH MARTENSE, b. Aug. 19, 1796; d. Feb. 4, 1801. 

IV. LEFFERT MARTENSE, b. Dec. 20, 1797; d. Mar. 11, 1801. 

V. SARAH MARTENSE, b. May 9. 1801; m. Feb. 6, 1828, Richard Wells. 
VI. LEFFERT MARTENSE, b. Dec. 31, 1802; d. June, 1830; unm. 
VII. SUYDAM MARTENSE, b. July 6, 1808; d. Feb. 22, 1841; unm. 

582.JORIS (George) MARTENSE,'^ (Adrian, Jr.,' Adriaen,^ Adriaen,^ 
Marten Adriaence,- Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Adrian, Jr., and Gertrude 
(Suydam) Martense, was b. July 12, 1791; d. Aug. 17, 1835. He m., 
Jan. 12, 1818, Helen, dau. of Jacob and Esther (Vanderbilt) Van Brunt. 
Jacob Van Brunt was son of Rutgert and Lena (Van Horn) Van Brunt, 
and grandson of John Van Brunt, by his wife, Sarah, dau. of Jacob and 
Antje Bergen. Jacob Bergen was a descendant of Hans Hanse Bergen 
and his wife, Sarah, dau. of Joris Jansen de Rapelje. Mr. Martense owned 
and resided upon the homestead farm. Children: 

I. GERTRUDE MARTENSE, b. Nov. 10, 1818; m. Jan. 13, 1835, John D. Prince, 

b. Oct. 27, 1814. Mr. Prince was a paint and oil merchant of Flatbush, L. I. 
II. JANE VAN BRUNT MARTENSE, b. April 14, 1821; d. Sept. 21, 1823. 
III. ADRIAN MARTENSE, b. Oct. 7, 1822; d. unm. 

584. IV. JACOB VAN BRUNT MARTENSE, b. Feb. 6, 1825; m. Eliza Ann Vanderveer. 

V. GEORGE MARTENSE, b. Mar. 27, 1827; d. Aug. 21, i860; unm. 
VL SAMUEL G. MARTENSE, b. Dec. 17, 1830; d. Mar. 6, 1837. 
VII. ESTHER JANE MARTENSE, b. May 15, 1834; d. July i, 1876; unm. 


583. JUDGE GARRET L. MARTENSE,' {Lejert,^ Garret,^ Lejfert,' Gerrit,^ 
Marten Adriaence,- Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Leffert and Angelica (Cortelyou) 
Martense, was b. Feb. 5, 1793; d. Jan. 17, i860. He was a man of wide 
iniiuence in the country. An interesting account of his life is contained in 
the "History of Flatbush," by Gertrude Vanderbilt. For some time he 
held the office of Associate Judge of the County Courts. He owned and 
occupied the homestead farm in Flatbush, L. I., upon which he erected a 
commodious dweUing. He m. Aug. 26, 181 5, Jane, dau. of John C. 
Vanderveer, of Flatbush. She was b. April 12, 1760; d. Dec. 13, 18 — . 

I. LEFFERT MARTENSE, b. Aug. 27, 1816; d. Dec. 15, 1875; unm. 
II. ELIZABETH MARTENSE, b. Dec. 16, 1818; d. Dec. 2, 1822. 

III. GARRET MARTENSE, b. Aug. 29, 1823 ; d. Feb. 27, 1849. He was an attorney 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. He m., Jan. 7, 1S45, Jane, dau. of Henry S. Ditmars, of Flat- 
bush, and had a daughter. 

IV. ELIZ.ABETH MARTENSE, b. Jan. 5, 18—; unm. 
V. JOHN V. MARTENSE, b. Aug. 0, 1826; unm. 

VI. ANN MARIA MARTENSE, b. 182-; m. Rev. J. M. Ferris, of Flatbush, L. I. 

584. JACOB VAN BRUNT MARTENSE,' {Joris,' Adrian, Jr.,' Adriaen,* 
Adriaen,' Marten Adriaence,- Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Joris (or George) 
and Helen (Van Brunt) Martense, b. Feb. 6, 1825; m. Dec. 21, 1846, EUza 
Ann, dau. of Dr. Adriaen Vanderveer, of Flatbush. She was b. in May, 
182 1. Mr. Martense resided in the town of Flatbush and was recognized 
as a man of wide influence in the community. (See "Hist, of Flatbush," 
by Gertrude Vanderbilt.) Issue: 

I. ELIZA MARTENSE, b. Dec. 15, 1847; d. Nov. 4, 1874; unm. 
II. GEORGE MARTENSE, b. July 21, 1850; d. April 20, 1S52. 


IV. HELEN MARTENSE, b. Sept. 20, 1857. 
V. MARY MARTENSE, b. April 23, 1861. 



590. REYER ADRIAENCE REYERSZ,^ (Reyerss, Ryers or Ryerson) 
(Adriaen^), son of Adriaen Reyersz, (or Ryersen) and Annetje Schenck, was 
b. (or bap.) May 6, 1683. We have no definite knowledge of his marriage, 
or descendants, but the author's researches led him to believe that he had 
a son: 

I. REYER, or Ryer, RYERS. 


591. REYER (or Ryer) RYERS.' (Rcyci-;- Adriaen Reyersz'), son of Reyer 
Adriaence Reyersz. He settled near Harrington, N. J., and had the fol- 
lowing children: 

I. REYER RYERS, who on Oct. 19, 1800, conveyed land in Harrington, N. J., to 
Thomas Eckerson, of Hempstead, N. Y. Perhaps he was the "Ryer Reyerse" 
referred to in the Schralenburg Church records which indicate that Ryer Reyerse 
and wife bap., Nov. 12, 1780, a son, Jan, and on Dec. 15, 1782, a dau. Sarah; 
also, on June 26, 1785, a son Fredericus b. June 12. 

592. II. JOHN RYERS (or Ryerson). His descendants adopted the name of Ryerson. 




VII. MARJORIE RYERS, d. prior to 1824; m. in Orange Co., Aug. 25, 1763, Frederick 
VIII. JEMIMA RYERS. Had a dau., Mary (Polly) who m. Garret Ackerman. 
IX. MICHAEL RYERS, d. about 1824. His wiU dated Aug. i, 1824, mentions wife, 
Rachel, and children: John, Rachel, Cornelius, Alletta, Anna, Garret, Maria, 
Catherine and Frederick. He resided in Harrington Township, N. J. (Bergen 
Co. Rec.) 




592. JOHN RYERSON,^ {Ryer? Reyer,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), was a son of Ryer 
Ryers (or Ryerson). His descendants to-day are all known as "Ryerson." 
He d. when his children were young. He resided at Chestnut Ridge, near 

Allendale, N. J. He m. Mary . After his death his widow m. 

Henry Storm, and removed with her two sons to Tappan, N. Y. John 
Ryerson and Mary, his wife, had two children: 

593. I. RYER RYERSON, d. 1867; m. Jane Ferdon. 

II. JOHN RYERSON. He is said to have d. in Chicago. He m. and had five 
children. No further information. 


693. RYER RYERSON,^ (John,' Ryer,' Reyer,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), eldest son 
of John and Mary Ryerson, d. at Tappan, N. Y., in 1867. When a child 
he and his brother John removed from New Jersey to Tappan, N. Y., 
with their mother and step-father. The mother in later years returned to 
New Jersey. He was a farmer. He m. Jane Ferdon, of Tappan, N. Y., 
and they had live children : 

594. I. HENRY STORMS RYERSON, b. Nov. 4, 1825; d. 1902; m. Maria Gecox. 

II. CATHERINE ANN RYERSON, b. circa Nov., 1828; d. 1896; m., first. Garret 
Newkirk; second, David King. Her chOdren were: 
I. Henry Ryerson Newkirk, m. a lady of Easton, N. Y., and they had a dau.: 

/. Jane Ryerson Newkirk. 
II. A daughter who d. unm. 

III. MARY L. RYERSON, d. unm. 

IV. RICHARD RYERSON, d. April 12, 1866; m. Rachel Powles, of Piermont, N. Y. 
No issue. 

V. JOHN RYERSON, m. about 1890, Olive , and they have a son and a dau. 

Supposed to reside in Denver, Col. 


594. HENRY STORMS RYERSON,« {Ryer,^ John,' Ryer,' Reyer,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), eldest son of Ryer and Jane (Ferdon) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 4, 
1825, and d. in 1902, at Tappan, N. Y., where he had resided during his 


life. He owned at one time the famous "76" house at Tappan where 
Major Andre was imprisoned in the Revolutionary War. He m. Maria 
Gecox, of Alpine, N. J., and they had three children: 

795. I. RYER RYERSON, b. July 23, 1856; m. Anna E. Lord. 

796. II. HARRY RYERSON, b. April 20, 1866; m. Maria H. Bradley. 

III. SAMUEL RYERSON, b. July 1, 1870, at Tappan, N. Y.; d. in 1902; unm. 


595. RYER RYERSON,^ {Henry S.,^ Ryer,'' John," Ryer,^ Reyer,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Henry S. and Maria (Gecox) Ryerson, was b. July 23, 1856; 
m. Anna E. Lord, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Ryerson resides at Nyack, 
N. Y. He was formerly a resident of Piermont, N. Y. Their children 


596. HARRY RYERSON,' (Henry 5.,« Ryer,^ John," Ryer,^ Reyer,^ Adriaen 
Reyersz^), son of Henry S. and Maria (Gecox) Ryerson, was b. April 20, 
1866; m. Maria H. Bradley, of Tappan, N. Y. He is station agent on the 
Erie R. R., at Sparkell, N. Y. Residence, Nyack, N. Y. Their children 

I. HERBERT HENRY RYERSON, b. at Demarest, N. J., July 9, 18S9. 
II. EDWARD HOPE RYERSON, b. at Larchmont, N. Y., Mar. 24, 1899. 



600. GOSEN ADRIAENCE RYERSS, or Reyerszen,- (Adriaen Reyersz'), son 
of Adriaen and Annetje (Schenck) Reyersz, was b. (or bap. April 20, 1685. 
His name is also found in the records as Gosen Adriaence, although his 
children and descendants appear to have adopted the name "Ryerss." 
He probably married twice. His first wife, who appears to have been 
the mother of his children, was Femmetje (Phoebe), dau. of Aris and 
Hilletje (Vanderbeek) Vanderbilt, and sister of Jacob Vanderbilt, the an- 
cestor of the Vanderbilt family of Staten Island and New York. Jacob 
Vanderbilt was the great-grandfather of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, 
and Mrs. Jacob Vanderbilt was dau. of Rem Janse Vanderbeek by his wife 
Jannetje, sister of Mrs. Marten Ryerson and dau. of Joris Janse de Rapelje. 
Records of the Schraalenburg Reformed Dutch Church, of New Jersey, 
show that on June 16, 1742, Gosen Adriaence, widower, residence, Staten 
Is., was m. to Cornelia Banta, widow, of Hackensack. According to the 
Banta Genealogy, her maiden name was Cornelia Pieterse De Groot. She 
was b. Oct. 13, 1700, and was dau. of Peter De Groot. The last lineal 
male descendant of Gosen Adriance Ryerss to reside on Staten Island was the 
late David R. Ryerss, of Garretson, who d. in 1903. The children of Gosen 
Adriaence Ryerss and Phoebe Vanderbilt were so far as known: 

I. FEMMETJE (Phoebe) RYERSS, bap. Mar. 9, 1708, in Brooklyn, as the dau. of 
Gosen Adriaence and Femmetje, his wife. The sponsors were Aris Vanderbilt 
and Annetje Adriaence. 
II. ANTJE RYERSS, bap. Mar. 21, 1709. 

601. III. ADRIAN RYERSS, bap. 1715; d. Dec. 12, 1779; m. Esther Dubois. 


601. ADRIAN RYERSS,' (Gosenr Adriaen Reyersz'), son of Gosen and Phoebe 
(Vanderbilt) Ryerss, was b. in 1715, and d. Dec. 12, 1779. He resided at 
Staten Island and was a prosperous farmer. He married Esther Dubois, 


sometimes erroneously recorded in the old records as Hester De Bao. 
Their children were: 

I. GOSEN RYERSS, d. 1S02; m. (sup.) twice. 
II. LEWIS RYERSS, b. Dec. 7, 1754; d. AprQ 13, 1806; m. twice. 

III. ARIS RYERSS, m. (sup.) Sarah Stout. 

IV. FEMMETJE (Phoebe) RYERSS, m. (sup.) John ThompsoB for we find that in 
the records of New York marriage licenses one was issued Oct. 25, 1 781, to 
John Thompson and Phoebe Ryersz. 


JUDGE GOSEN RYERSS,* {Adrian,^ Gosen,^ Adriaen Reyersz'), son of 
Adrian and Esther (Dubois) Ryerss, d. in 1802. He resided on Staten 
Island. He owned property in various parts of the country. He lived for 
many years at Port Richmond, S. I. He was a member of the Constitu- 
tional Convention in 1788, member of the Assembly 1791-4, and first 
Judge of the County in 1793, which office he held until his death. (Clute's 
"Hist, of Staten Is.," 1877, 419-20.) On July 26, 1801, Gosen Ryerss was a 
delegate from Richmond Co. to the convention for the adoption of the Federal 
Constitution. He was probably twice m., for we find in the records of 
New York marriage licenses, one issued to Gosen Ryerz and Jutegh (Judith) 
Dissoway on June 18, 1770; and ten years later, on April 18, 1780, we find 
records of another marriage license issued to Gosen Ryerz and Cornelia 
Duffee. Gosen Ryerss was the father of two children, probably by his 
first wife : 

I. JOHN P. RYERSS. He was a prominent man in the community, and a member 
of the Assembly. Of his marriage or descendants we have no information ex- 
cepting a son: 
I. Gosen Adrian Ryerss. Mentioned in the grandfather's will. 
II. MARGARET RYERSS, m. in 1793, Stephen De Hart. Issue: 
I. Ryerss De Hart. 

.HON. LEWIS RYERSS,* {Adrian,^ Gosen,'^ Adriaen Reyersz^), son of 
Adrian and Esther (Dubois) Ryerss, was b. Dec. 7, 1754, and d. April 13, 
1806. He was a prominent man in the community and held various offices. 
He was a sheriff 1788-9, and member of the Assembly 1795-7, also in 1801. 
He was twice married and it appears that his first wife, Catherine Connor, 
whom he m. Jan. 15, 1775, was the mother of his children. His second 
wife was Ann (perhaps Coursen) widow of Jacob Remsen, who d. Sept. 18, 


1825, in her 71st year. Lewis Ryerss's children were baptized in the 
Moravian Church, on S. I., and are recorded as children of Lewis Ryerson 
and Catherine, his wife. They were as follows: 

I. ADRIAN RYERSS, b. Nov. 8, bap. Dec. 28, 1775; d. (sup.) young. 
II. CATHERINE RYERSS, m. June 22, 1797, John Crocheron and they had 
I. Lewis Ryerss Crocheron. 
II. RiCH.^RD Crocheron. 

III. Johanna Crocheron. 

IV. Jane Crocheron. 

III. PHOEBE RYERSS, b. Oct. 6, 1779. 

IV. RICHARD RYERSS, b. Sept. 12, 17S2; d. y. 

604. ARIS RYERSS," {Adrian,^ Gosen,- Adriaen Reyersz^), son of Adrian and 
Esther (Dubois) Ryerss, m. (sup.) Sarah Stout, for we find in the records 
of New York marriage Hcenses one issued to Aris Ryerss and Sarah Stout, 
Sept. 29, 1779. Children: 

I. HANNAH RYERSS, b. July 31, 1786. 
II. DAVID RYERSS, b. Oct. 17, 1790. 


IV. TERENCE REILLY RYERSS, m. Mar. 8, 1818, Ellen H. Decker, dau. of 
Matthias and Lydia Decker. 

V. LEWIS RYERSS, m. Oct. 6, 1816, Catherine Decker, dau. of Richard and Mary 
Ann Decker. Children: 

I. Sally Ann Ryerss, b. Oct. 7, 1818. 

II. D.^viD Riley Ryerss, b. Mar. i, 1S20; d. 1903; m. Susan F. . He 

resided at Garretson. His wife d. in 1901. No issue. 




If we are to accept Harvey's "History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, 
N. J." as an authority, the families of Adriance which follow in appendixes are 
in no wise connected with the descendants to Adriaen Reyersz, who was the 
ancestor of all the others thus far found who bear this name; but are, instead, 
descended from Lambert Arianse (or Auryensen) who came from Holland in 
1682. Harvey asserts that Lambert Adrianse was one of the original patentees 
of Tappan Patent, and that most of his descendants adopted the name Smith. 
Lambert Auryensen (or Arianse) m. in New York, April, 1682, and resided in 
Rockland Co. Two of his sons, John and Arie (Aaron), who married respectively 
Margaret Meyers and Cornelia Naugle, settled near Closter, Bergen Co., N. J. 
Aaron and Cornelia (Naugle) Auryensen had children : John Resolvent, Vroutes, 
Garret, Ann and Maria. John Auryensen, aforesaid, was the father of 
Daniel Auryensen, whose descendants are known to-day both by the name of 
Auryensen and Adriance. The author discovered in tracing the ancestry 
of some of the Adriances that certain members of the same family variously 
spelled their names Adriance, Adreance and Auryensen; also that the older 
members of their families relate that their ancestors were known by the 
name of Auryensen, therefore as there appears to be some probabihty of the 
following famihes being descended from an early ancestor of the Adriance family, 
it is thought fitting to preserve the records in this volume. 

DANIEL ADRIANCE (or Auryensen),^ {John,^ A aron,'^ Lambert Adriance^), 
son of John Auryensen, m. Tiny Cole. Residence, Closter, N. J. Children: 

I. ABRAHAM AURYENSEN, m. Sarah Demarest. Residence, Piermont, N. Y. 

III. JACOB AURYENSEN, b. Sept. 14, 1798; d. Aug. S, 1877; m. Jane Powles. 

IV. MARIA AURYENSEN; m. Cornelius Westervelt. 
V. JOHN AURYENSEN, m. Elizabeth Auryensen. 

JACOB ADRIANCE, 5 (Daniel,* John,^ Aaron- Lambert Adriance^), son of 

Daniel and Tiny (Cole) Adriance (or Auryensen), was b. Sept. 14, 1798; 

and d. Aug. 8, 1877. Resided near Spring Valley, N. Y. His descendants 

are known by the name of Adriance and Auryensen. He m. Sept. 2, 1820, 



Jane Powles, dau. of Stephen Powles, of Closter. She d. Jan. 4, 1881. 

I. DANIEL J. ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 15, 1821; m. May 17, 1843, Rachel Woolsey. 
I. John W. Adriance. Residence, Piermont, N. Y. 
II. CATHERINE ADRIANCE, b. July 30, 1823; d. June i, 1889; m. July 11, 1839, 
Jacob Thomas Outwater, who d. June i, 1884. ' 

III. JOHN J. ADRIANCE, b. May 22, 1825; d. 1906; m., first, ; second, Jane 

Jordan. Issue: 

I. Jacob Adriance. 
II. John Adriance. 

III. Frank Adriance. 

IV. Ellen Jane Adriance. Residence, Union Hill, N. J. 

IV. STEPHEN ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 7, 1830; d. July 9, 1901 ; m. Harriet Jane Brush. 
V. MARTIN J. ADRIANCE, b. Mar. 24, 1838; m., first, Daniel J. Van Horn; 

second, Oct. 21, 1894, Abraham Terhune, who d. Feb. 2, 1907, son of Henry and 
Elizabeth (Polhemus) Terhune. 
VI. LYDIA ADRIANCE, b. Feb. 15, 1841; m., first, John Vreeland; second, James 
G. Herring. Residence, Palisades, N. J. 
VII. ABRAHAM J. ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 4, 1844; m. Dec. 30, 1866, Hester L. Nagle, 
b. Aug. 3, 1848. Issue: 
I. Minnie J. Adriance. 
n. William L. Adriance. 
in. Henry Adriance. 

Residence, Closter, N. J. 
VIII. HENRY ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 4, 1846; m. Emma Montgomery. Issue: 
I. Florence Adriance. 
II. Elmer Adriance. 
m. Clara Adriance. 
IV. Walter Scott Adriance. 
V. Ashley Kimball Adriance. 
VI. Violet Adriance. 

JOHN ADRIANCE,. or Auryensen,^ {Daniel,'^ John,^ Aaron} Lambert Adriance^), 
son of Daniel and Tiny (Cole) Auryensen, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Garret and 
Elenor (Van Vallen) Auryensen. (According to Harvey's Hist, of Hudson 
and Bergen Counties.) They w^ere the parents of: 

I. ABRAHAM I. AURYENSEN, b. in Closter, Bergen Co., N. J., April s, 1822. 
He resided at Hackensack. He m. Cornelia Harring and had four children. 

STEPHEN ADRIANCE,« {Jacob,'' Daniel," John? Aaron}- Lambert Adriance"-), 
son of Jacob and Jane (Powles) Adriance, vs^as b. Nov. 7, 1830, and d. July 9, 
1901. He m. May 14, 1851, Harriet Jane, dau. of Caleb and Eliza (Merritt) 
Brush. Issue: 

I. EVERETT ADRIANCE, m. Lucretia H. Blanchard. 


EVERETT ADRIANCE,' {Stephen,^ Jacob,^ Daniel,' John? Aaron? Lambert 
Adriance'), son of Stephen and Harriet Jane (Brush) Adriance, resided in 
New York. He m. Lucretia H. Blanchard, dau. of Alvah Blanchard (b. 
1808), by his third wife, Louise Burgess. Mr. Blanchard was from the 
New England family of that name whose ancestors settled in and around 
Medford and Maiden, Mass. This family is related to the Messenger 
family of Melrose Highlands, Mass. They have one son : 


GARRET DANIEL ADRIANCE, is the (known) head of this branch of the 
family. He was b. Mar. lo, 1805. He was probably a brother (or cousin) 
of Daniel Adriance, or Auryensen, referred to in appendix No. i, and there- 
fore of the same ancestry. He m. Mar. 8, 1825, Elizabeth Westervelt. 
They resided in Brooklyn. N. Y. Their children were: 

I. DANIEL GARRET ADRIANCE, b. Feb., 1826; d. 1908; m. twice. 

III. GARRET ADRIANCE, b. Jan. 8, 1832; d. Jan., 1907; m. twice. 

IV. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, b. Nov. 8, 1834; m. David Terhune, of Hacken- 
sack. Issue: 

I. Henry Terhune. 
V. DAVID G. ADRIANCE, b. May 31, 1837; m. a Miss Van Linda (or Linder). 
VI. WILLIAM G. ADRIANCE, b. 1841; d. y. 

VIII. MARY ADRIANCE, b. Sept. 8, 1846; d. 1906; m. David Van Linda. Issue: 
I. Westerfelt Van Linda. 
II. William D. Van Linda. 

DANIEL GARRET ADRIANCE,^ {Garret D.,'), son of Garret D. and Elizabeth 
(Westervelt) Adriance, was b. Feb., 1826, d. 1908. Resided at New Brigh- 
ton, S. 1. He m., first, Sarah J. Reeves, and their children were: 

I. BENJAMIN ADRIANCE. Resided in Brooklyn, and was the founder and 
head of the industry known as the Adriance Machine Co. He m. Nellie Madden 
and their children were: 
I. Cora Adriance. 

II. Adrian Dexter Adriance. He is vice-president of the Warp Twisting-in 
Machine Co., of New York, manufacturers of silk weaving machinery. 

III. Lillian Adriance. 

IV. Maud Adriance. 
V. Grace Adriance. 

VI. Harold Reeves Adriance. 
II. CHARLES ADRIANCE, m. twice. Resides in the West. 

III. MARY ADRIANCE, m. twice. Her second husband was a Mr. McKechnie. 
Residence, Rochester and Canajoharie, N. Y. 

IV. Mrs. MACY, of Hudson, N. Y., wife of E.x-Mayor Macy. 



The second wife of Daniel G. Adriance was Mary Norton. By this mar- 
riage the children were: 

VI. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE, m. John Dennis. Residence, New Brighton, S. I. 

GARRET ADRIANCE,2 (Garret D}), son of Garret D. and EKzabeth (Wester- 
velt) Adriance, was b. Jan. 8, 1832, and d. Jan., 1907. He was a machinist 
and resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. His first wife was Elizabeth Andrews, by 
whom he had one child, a son who d. in infancy. He m., second, Rebecca 
Taylor, and their children were: 

I. GARRET W. ADRIANCE, b. Aug. 24, 1866; m. Margaret Newman. 
II. SEYMOUR ADRIANCE, m. Annie Flanagan. He is a machinist. 

III. REBECCA ADRIANCE, m. George Price. 


GARRET W. ADRIANCE,^ {Garret,"^ Garret D}), son of Garret and Rebecca 
(Taylor) Adriance, was b. Aug. 24, 1866. He is a machinist and resides in 
Brooklyn. He m. Margaret, dau. of Anthony R. and Elizabeth (Crapper) 
Newman. Children : 

II. RUTH ADRIANCE, b. May 28, 1903. 



JOHN RYERSON (perhaps son of Cornelius Ryerson) was the father of five 
sons who, it was claimed, were reared by relatives after the early death of 
the parents. One of these sons was John, Jr., b. Aug. 23, 1821, whose 
descendants are given below. Another was Cornelius who m. and resided 
in Indiana, and had a son. 

JOHN RYERSON, Jr., was b. Aug. 23, 1821; d. Feb. 14, 1890. Resided in 
Marshall Co., Ind., during the Civil War. He was one of the five brothers 
who were reared by various families in different parts of Pennsylvania, it 
is said, after the death of their parents who died when the children were 
young. John, Jr., was reared by his aunt, Barbara Dey. It is said Mr. 
Ryerson's earHer days were spent in Pennsylvania. He then removed to 
Indiana, and from thence to Page Co., Iowa. He m., May 24, 1844, in 
Stark Co., Ind., Hetty German. Children: 

I. JOSHUA J. RYERSON, b. Marshall Co., Ind., Oct. 27, 1846; d. at Bradyville, 
la., Feb. 4, 1880; m. in Pulaski Co., Ind., Oct. 8, 1868, Elizabeth Kolb. She was 
a dau. of Valentine and Elizabeth Kolb. Their children were: William R. 
Ryerson, b. Feb. 11, 1872; a hardware merchant of Shenandoah, la.; Earl Ryer- 
son, b. Jan. 8, 1876; member of the firm of Huston & Ryerson, druggists, of 
Pawnee City, Neb.; Mary E. Ryerson, b. May 19, 1870; m. A. M. Huston, member 
of the firm of Huston & Ryerson, druggists, of Pawnee City, Neb. 
II. BARBARA E. RYERSON, b. June 13, 1852; m. E. S. Castro. Residence, 
Bremer, Louis Co., Washington. 

III. SARAH M. RYERSON, b. Nov. 13, 1854; m. J. C. Woods, of Edgewater, Denver, 

IV. JOHN W. RYERSON, b. May 24, 1857. 

V. GEORGE W. RYERSON, b. Nov. 6, 1861 ; m. Ann E. McCown. 
VI. HENRIETTA C. RYERSON, b. July 17, 1859; m. W. M. Shaffer. Residence, 
At wood, Rawlins Co., Kan. 




PETER RYERSON, of New York. During the war he was in the South and 
enlisted in the Southern army. He was one of the four, or five, brothers 
whose parents died when they were children and these children were adopted 
and reared by various families in Pennsylvania. Diligent inquiry has 
failed to secure information regarding the parents of this Peter Ryerson. 
He is said to have had an uncle, John Ryerson, who resided in Stapleton, 
S. I., and died there about 1849. Peter Ryerson m. Rachel A. Grant, 
widow. Her maiden name was Rachel Hayden. The only surviving 
child was: 

I. IDA RYERSON, of New York. 


WDLLIAM DELOS RYERSON, was b. April 13, 1838. He resided in Toronto, 
Canada. He left that city about 1858, and resided for some time in Malone, 
N. Y., also in Vermont. When the Civil War broke out he espoused the 
Federal cause and entered the Northern army. He enhsted July 20, 1863, 
in Co. F., 4th Vermont infantry, as a substitute for George W. Lawson. He 
was taken prisoner Dec. 31, 1864. He m. in 1859, Amanda M. Manning 
and she afterwards m. James W. Masters. Again a widow, she resided in 
Manchester, N. H. Children: 

I. MINNIE L. RYERSON, b. July 2S, i860; m. W. H. Potter. She d. Feb. 11, 
1900. Issue: George VV. Potter, m. Fannie E. Cook. Residence, Manchester, 
N. H.; Orisa E. Potter, b. July 3, 1881; Harry Ryerson Potter, b. Nov., 18S7; 
Raymond James Potter, b. May 14, 1890; Elizabeth Amanda Potter, b. 1896. 
II. WILLIAM DELOS RYERSON. There were also four other chQdren. 


ISAAC RYERSON, of Paterson, N. J., is of the Bergen County family, but 
the author was unable to learn the names of his parents. He m. Dec. 21, 
1820, Rachel Bertholf, b. Dec, 1801. It is said she m. a Mr. Post after 
the death of her first husband. She died at Petaluma, Sonoma Co., 
Cal, July 4, 1 88 1. Issue: 


I. MARIA CATHERINE RYERSON, b. Sept. 7, 1821. 
II. ADRIAN POST RYERSON, b. Dec, 1822; m. Esther Bower. 

III. JAMES RYERSON, d. 1856; m. Ann Lazear (Leanza or Lazar). 

IV. ISAAC RYERSON, d. unm. in California. 


ADRIAN POST RYERSON, son of Isaac and Rachel (Bertholf) Ryerson, 
was b. in Paterson, N. J., Dec, 1822. He m. Mar. 15, 1855, at Benicia, 
Solano Co., Cal., Esther Bower who was b. in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1833. 
Mr. Ryerson d. in 1874. Issue: 

I. ELIZA RYERSON, b. Dec. 22, 1855; d. Aug. 30, 1873. 

II. HENRIETTA RYERSON, b. Jan. 23, 1857; m. George Smith, of VaUejo, Cal., 
April 8, 1879. 

III. ISAAC RYERSON, b. Jan. 26, 1858; m. Aug. 6, 1882, Jennie Wynne, of Vallejo, 
Cal. He is a machinist residing at San Francisco, Cal. Issue: 

I. Charles Allen Ryerson, b. Sept. 17, 1883. 
II. George Douglas Ryerson, b. Jan. 5, 1887. 

III. Regina Elizabeth Ryerson, b. Jan. 26, 1889. 

IV. JOHN RYERSON, b. Mar. 30, 1859; d. Jan. 24, 1863. 

V. ADRIAN POST RYERSON, b. June 28, i860; m. in July, 1878, Adeline Knacke, 
of Eureka, Cal. Issue: 
I. Frank Ryerson, b. April 27, 1888. 

II. Adrian Post Ryerson, b. May 3, 1889. 

III. George Ryerson, b. Nov. 23, 1890. Residence, San Francisco, Cal. 
VI. VIRGINIA RYERSON, b. Sept. 16, 1861. Residence, San Francisco, Cal. 
VII. ALICE RYERSON, b. Feb. i, 1863; m. Ed. E. Smith, of Los Angeles, Cal., 
Oct. 20, 1887. Residence, Los Angeles, Cal. Issue: 
I. Edgar Smith, b. Aug. 3, 1888; d. June 23, 1894. 
II. Ruth Smith, b. Mar. 5, 1895. 
VIII. GEORGE LINCOLN RYERSON, b. Aug. 12, 1864. Residence, Vallejo, Cal. 
IX. CLARA MABEL RYERSON, b. May 11, 1866; m. Mar. 16, 1889, Louis Joseph 
Boudoin, of Los Angeles, Cal. He d. April 26, 1900. Issue: 
I. Adrienna Boudoin, b. June 6, 1891. 
X. JOSEPH GRANT RYERSON, b. Aug. 22, 1867. Residence, Crockett, Cal. 
XI. ANNA REBECCA RYERSON, b. Nov. 2, 1868; m. Edmund Albee, Aug. 11, 
1888. Issue: 
I. Matthew Wilmot Albee, b. Aug. 13, 1889. 

n. Leslie Edmund Albee, b. Nov. s, 1892. Residence, Eureka, Humboldt 
Co., Cal. 

JAMES RYERSON, son of Isaac and Rachel (Bertholf) Ryerson, d. in New 
York in 1856. He m. Ann Lazear (Lanza or Lozier). Issue: 

I. LILLIAN RYERSON, m. a Mr. McLeod. Residence, New York. 



The information concerning this family is from traditional accounts furnished 
by the aged widow of William Holland Ryerson, son of Jacob Ryerson, of 
Pompton. Persistent research failed to identify the connection with his 
kinsfolk in the body of the work. Jacob Ryerson, of Pompton, was said to 
be a son of Jacob (?) Ryerson and EUzabeth Vincent. He was a traveling 
shoe salesman. He was at least twice married, his second wife being Sophia, 
daughter of Major (Mac) Holland of Revolutionary fame who resided at 
Springfield, Mass. Sophia (Holland) Ryerson was born in 1795, and died 
June 7, 1856. It is said that Elizabeth Vincent, the mother of Jacob 
Ryerson of Pompton had a brother Jacob Vincent, also a sister Rhoda (Vin- 
cent) Graham, and a sister Kate Vincent, all of Pompton. The aforesaid 
Elizabeth (Vincent) Ryerson is said to be buried in Trinity Churchyard, 
N. Y. on the Fulton St. side. The name of the first wife of Jacob Ryerson 
of Pompton we have not been able to ascertain. By this marriage he had a 

I. HENRY RYERSON. No further trace. 
By the second wife, Sophia Holland, the children were: 

II. MARGARET RYERSON, b. Dec. 8, about 1812, d. in 1882; m. Daniel Gardner. 
I. Louise Gardner, b. Dec. 27, 1841; m. Daniel McPherson. Resided at 
Rome, N. Y. Children: 
i. Jennie McPherson, b. 1875. 
it. Mabel McPherson. 

III. SIMON HOLLAND RYERSON (Ryan), b. Nov. 2, 1814; m. Cornelia Stephens. 
He adopted the name of "Ryan." 

IV. ELIZABETH RYERSON, m. Nelson A. Hodges, of Baltimore, Md. Children: 

I. Adelin.\ Hodges, m. Frank Burnet. 
II. Elizabeth Hodges, m. George Luxe. 
V. PHILANDER RYERSON, m. twice. Died in Syracuse, N. Y. No issue. 
VI. PARKER RYERSON (or Ryan as he is generally known), b. Dec. 6, 1821; 

m. Ann Matthews, of Oyster Bay. Resided at Farmingdale, L. I. 
VII. WILLIAM HOLLAND RYERSON, b. Mar. 29, 1824, d. 1893; m. Sarah Jones. 

JACOB RYERSON is said to have changed his name to Miller and 
removed to Geneva, N. Y., where he conducted a shoe factory. 

SIMON HOLLAND RYERSON, (or Ryan), son of Jacob and Sophia 
(Holland) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 2, i8i4;m. Nov. 26, 1843, Cornelia Stephens, 
b. Jan. 2, 1820. Both are buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Utica, N. Y. 
He adopted the name of Ryan. Children : 


I. PHOEBE RYERSON, b. Feb. 21, 1841; d. 1849. 
II. ALIDA RYERSON, b. Feb. 21, 1844; m., first, Edgar Davis, b. 1856; d. June 
22, 1873; second, Feb. 9, 1879, Benjamin F. Miller. Residence, Vesterburg, 
Mich. Issue: 
I. Earl Miller, b. June 16, 1876. 
II. James E. Miller, b. Aug. 23, 1883. 

III. Arthur B. Miller, b. Dec. 10, i88-. , 

IV. Bertha C. Miller, b. May 5, 1889. 

III. ELLIOT H. RYERSON, b. Aug. 29, 1846; d. 1849- 

IV. JAMES E. RYERSON, b. Sept. 26, 1850; m. Leah Roberts. Residence, Utica, 
N. Y. He is known as James Ryan and is a merchant of Utica. 

V. JULIA RYERSON, b. Mar. 4, 1853; d. 1857. 
VI. MARGARET RYERSON, b. April 11, 1856; d. 1862. 
VII. EDMUND RYERSON, b. May 21, i860; d. 1861. 
VIII. WILLIAM HOLLAND RYERSON, b. Aug. 10, 1862; d. 1904. 
IX. CHARLES RYERSON (or Ryan), b. June 6, 1865; m. Oct. 26, 1886, Minnie 
Rumble. Residence Louisville, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

WILLIAM HOLLAND RYERSON, son of Jacob and Sophia (Hol- 
land) Ryerson, was b. Mar. 29, 1824, and d. in 1893, at Troy, N. Y. 
He m. Sarah Jones, dau. of Griffith Jones, of Oneida Co., N. Y. Chil- 

I. FRANCIS A. RYERSON, b. 1S47; m. Lizzie Klatt. Issue: 
I. Nicholas Ryerson. 
II. John Ryerson. 

III. Charles Ryerson. 

IV. Annie Ryerson. 




V. PARKER HOLLAND RYERSON, went west and is supposed to have taken 
some land and engaged in farming in Kansas. He was last heard from in 1878, 
and was then residing in Sterling, Rice Co., Kan. 
VI. ANNA RYERSON, b. July 12, 1859; m. Charles P. Gamberton. Residence, 
Brooklyn. Issue: 
I. Charles P. Gamberton, Jr., b. 1877, d. 1898. 
II. Walter Gamberton, b. 1878. 

III. Cora Gamberton, b. Nov. 5, 1880; d. y. 

IV. Morton Gamberton, d. y. 
v. Francis Gamberton, d. y. 

VI. Parker Gamberton, b. 1886. 
vu. Chester Gamberton, b. 1888. 
VIII. Warren Gamberton, b. 1890; d. y. 
IX. Roy Gamberton, d. in infancy. 
X. Carleton Gamberton, b. 1892. 
XI. Gertrude Gamberton, d. y. 
.XII. Milton Gamberton, b. 1896. 


VII. EDWARD GRIFFITH RYERSON, b. May 2, 1862, on the site of his father's 
farm in Oneida Co., N. Y. He m. Nellie Flynn. Residence, New York. Issue: 

I. Lillian Ryerson, b. Sept. 26, 1897. 

II. May Ryerson, b. Nov. i, 1901. 
III. Catherine Ryerson. 

VIII. LULU RYERSON, twin with Edward, b. May 2, 1862; m. Jacob Stilwell. 
Residence, W. Hoboken, N. J. Issue: 
I. Theodore Stilwell. 
II. Griffith Stilwell, d. y. 

III. Joseph Stilwell. 

IV. Emma Stilwell. 


There were also sixteen others, who d. in infancy, or before they reached 



The following list contains the author's notes of those bearing the name who 
could not be indentified and placed in the body of this work. 

Abraham Ryerson, private in Capt. Samuel Demarest's Co., Col. Jackson's 
Reg., N. J. detailed mihtia. Enrolled Sept. i8, 1812, discharged Nov. 30, 1812. 
Isaac Ryerson, same as above, 1812. 

John Ryerson, private, in Capt. John Farr's Co., Col. John Frelinghuysen's 
Reg. Enrolled Sept. 3, 1812, discharged 1814. 

Uriah Ryerson, private, Capt. Samuel Smith's Co., Col. John Freling- 
huysen's Reg. Enrolled Sept. 19, 1814, discharged, Dec. 2, 1814. 

John I. Ryerson, miller, of Franklin, N. J., and Mary, his wife, on May 5, 
1808, sell land, part of property of John Ryerson, deceased. 

John H. Ryerson, of Saddle River, and Mary his wife, on Feb. 21,1797, sell land. 

Peter A. and Abraham Ryerson and Sarah Jackson sell land in Bergen Co., 
in 1829. 

Susan Ryerson, widow of WilHam, sells dower right in 1832. 

Elizabeth A. Ryerson, m. Nov. 25, 1885, John Henry Ackerman, son of 
JuHet R. Post, and grandson of Nicholas L. Ackerman and Matilda Banta. 

Peter Ryerson and Sarah AUison were m. Aug. 15, 1796. (Newfoundland, 
Bergen Co., Clerk's Rec.) 

Peter A. Ryerson, of Wayne Township, Passaic Co., and Ann, his wife, 
of Hackensack, sell land to Abraham Collard, son of said Ann Ryerson, she 
being described as formerly widow of Abraham Collard, J#ne 2, 1856. 

The name of Henry Ryerson appears as an original warrantee in land in 
Washington Co., Pa., when 250 acres were surveyed for him on April 10, 1798. 
(Penn. Archives, Vol. XXVI-601.) 

Martin Ryerson appears as original warrantee to land in Northumberland 
Co., Pa., in 1793. 

Ryerson burial plot at Wanaque has a record of Abram Sanford, d. Oct. 20, 
1850, aged 49 years, 7 months, 6 days, and of Jane Ryerson, his wife, d. July 18, 
1877, aged 71 years, 17 days. 

Ann Jacobus Doremus, b. Sept. 9, 1817, m. Abraham Ryerson, of Pacquenac. 
She and her husband d. on the same day. May 13, 1891. (Doremus Gen.) 


Louise, dau. of Martin Ryerson, of Ithaca, N. Y., m. Charles D. Humphrey, 
in 1856. 

Albert Miller and Jane Ryerson, his wife, had a dau., Susanna, b. Dec. 19, 

Peter Miller and Catherine Ryerson, his wife, had a son, Henry, b. July 27, 


Town Records of Paris, Oxford Co., Me., show that on Oct. 6, 1843, one 
Thomas Carney m. Mary Ann Ryerson. 

S. B. Ryerson, firm of Hoffman & Ryerson, Dry Goods Merchants, of 
Morristown, N. J., 1899. 

J. H. Ryerson, private, Co. 37, N. J. Vols. 1861. 

John T. Ryerson, a private in N. J. Vols.; discharged at Alexandria, Va., 
Sept. 12, 1865. 

Charles Ryerson, private, N. J. Vols. Enrolled Aug. 26, 1863. 

Charles Ryerson, Co. A., ist. Reg., 6th. Corps, N. J. Vols., killed at Williams- 
burg during Civil War, on Oct. 17, 1862. 

Peter A. Ryerson of the town of St. Joe, Monroe Co., Mich., conveyed to 
Albert H. Strawborough, of Morris Township, N. J., all right and title in land 
in Sparta township on the mountain west of Newfoundland, N. J. 

John Ryerson, an adult, was bap. in St. George's Church, at Flushing, 
Dec. 31, 1820. 

Gerret Welzer, was m. to Elizabeth Ryerson in St. George's Church, 
Flushing, Sept. 25, 1814. 

On Sept. 9, 1806, one Elizabeth Ryerson was m. in the Jamaica Church to 
Jonathan Sticklen. 

Ryer J. Ryerson, Cartman, was registered and sworn as a freeman of 
New York on May i, 1784. 

Ann Ryerson m. June 30, 1798, (as his third wife) Johannis Mandeville. 

Peter Ryerson m. in 1816, or 1826, Sally Crane, b. 1798, d. 1872. She was 
dau. of Dr. Abijah Crane, and Mary (Jacobus) Crane. Sally Crane and Peter 
Ryerson had sLx children. (Crane Gen.) 

Cornelius Hendrickson Herbert and Caroline, his wife, Charlotte Ryerson, 
wife of Martin Ryerson, and Martin Ryerson sell to Amos R. Eno, of New York, 
lot on Chapel St., N. W. of Broadway, on May i, 1854. (N. Y. Co. Rec.) 

Mr. Ryerson d. April 11, 1803, aged 63. Was buried in St. Paul's Church- 
yard, Broadway, N. Y. (Trinity Church, N. Y., Rec.) 

Sarah Ryerson, d. June 27, 1826, aged 77 years and 6 months. Buried at 
St. John's. (Trinity Church, N. Y., Rec.) 

Peter Ryerson d. April 14, 180—, aged 7,3. Buried at St. Paul's. (Trinity 
Church, N. Y., Rec.) 


The Board of Freeholders of Paramus, N. J., met in 1782, at the house of 
Capt. John Ryerson. 

On Oct. II, 1801, Joseph Kelley and Elsey Ryerss, of Franklin township, 
Bergen Co., N. J., were married by Joseph Totten, Elder M. E. Church. 

Elizabeth Ryerson, (from the Halsey Genealogy): Joseph Halsey, Jr., 
b. 1730, d. July 9, 1813, m. three times. His first wife and mother of all his 
children was Mary Armstrong, and his second wife was Ann, dau. of Rev. Jacob 
Van Arsdale. His third wife was Elizabeth Ryerson, who survived him. 

Charlotte Ryerson, (from the Boynton Genealogy): Jane A., dau. of Asa 
Boynton, by his wife Mary, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Frye) Edmunds, of Lynn, 
Mass., m., first, Thomas Whittier on Dec. 19, 1821. Had one son Thomas 
Whittier, b. in 1822, who m., first, in 1847, Charlotte Ryerson, of Philadelphia; 
m., second, in i860, Mrs. Kate Cook, of New Orleans; m., third, Mrs. Mary 
Odell, by whom he had one dau., Kate. 



Caroline Adriance, d. May 4, 1905. Residence, Rochester, N. Y. 

Sarah Adriance was granted administration on estate of her sister Henri- 
etta, of E. Fishkill, N. Y., May 25, 1876. 

Richard E. Adriance, (wife Catherine E.), had niece Mary, wife of Oscar 

WilHam Adriance, b. 1814, m. Hachiliah Swartz, or Swartzart. 

Charles Henry Adriance, b. Oct. 6, 1842; d. Mar., 1869. 

Aernoudt Weller and Adriaentie Adriance, his wife, had a son, Adriaen, 
in 1673. 

Barent Janszen and Catalyn Adriaence, his wife, bap. a son, Adriaen, in 
June, 1663. 

Floris Crom and Helena Adriaence, his wife, bap. a son, Dirck, May, 1694. 

Adriaen Albertsen Roos and Maria Adriance, his wife, bap. a dau., Rebecca, 
in 1678. 

Johan Jeuriaenszen Becker and Maria Adriance, his wife, bap. a son, 
Jeurian, Sept. i, 1660. 

Thomas Fredericksen and Marritie Adriance, his wife, bap. a dau., Trynyie, 
Sept. 3, 1662. 

C. E. Adriance m. in 1880, Margaret Durland, b. June 29, 1826; d. June, 
1890, dau. of Peter and Mary Ann (Sovereign) Durland. Residence, Seneca 

Geerty Adriance and Jacobus Ryckman stand sponsors in bap. for John, 
son of John and Maria Ryckman, Nov. 13, 1712. 

Geertje Adriance and Jacobus Ryckman stand sponsors in bap. for Geertje, 
dau. of Hendrick Kierse and Catherine Ryckman, in 1753. 

Aert Pieterse Tack and Annetje Adriance are referred to on Aug. 14, 1660. 

Jacobus Ryckman and Geertje Adriance stand sponsors in bap. for Sara, 
dau. of Tobias, Sept. 30, 1770. 

Isaac Adriance (no wife mentioned) bap. in Fishkill, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1776, 
a son, Johannes. 

Theodorus Adriance and Catherine Van Floeck of New York were m. in 
New Hackensack, N. Y., in 1783. 



George D., b. Oct. 28, 1832, son of Aaron Messereau, b. Mar. 10, 1808, 
m. Ellen Adriance and had three children. 

Isaac Adriance, m. in 1830, Margaret Ann, dau. of Stephen Brinckerhoff, 
and had three children. 

Emma Adriance, b. Feb. 23, 1841; m. Oct. 16, 1868, William Frederick 
Bache, b. Mar. i, 1848. (Barclay Gen.) 

Abraham P. Adriance, d. Mar. 14, 1844, aged 0-6-14. Buried Hopewell 

Francis B. Adriance, d. Sept. 27, 1865, aged 18-1-6. Buried Hopewell 

Mary G. Adriance, d. Oct. 3, 1865, aged 14-6-3. Buried Hopewell 

Caroline Adriance, d. Nov. 3, 1865, aged 25-7-14. Buried Hopewell 

Hattie Adriance, d. Nov. 18, 1865, aged 7-4-1 1. Buried Hopewell Cemetery. 

Abraham Adriance, d. Jime 22, 1875, aged 64-1-25. 

Rem Adriance, son of Daniel and Phoebe Jones, d. Nov. 11, 1839, aged 

George Adriance, m. on Mar. 15, 1795, Dinah Hoff. (Fishkill Ref. D. 
Church Rec.) 

Jane Adriance, d. July 21, 1849, a^g^d 68. 

George Washington Swartout, son of William and Catherine A. (Crawford) 
Swartout, b. in Westerlo, Albany Co., N. Y., Nov. 7, 1861, m. there Dec. 17, 
1884, Annie, dau. of George and Anna Adriance. Had Grace, b. in Westerlo, 
Mar. 28, 1887. 


Col. Martin Ryerson married Catherine Coxe (or Cock as the name was 
written by her forebears). She was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church, 
of Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y., as the dau. of "Thomas and Hellinoor Kok," 
Jan. 2, 1713. Thomas Cock was bap. Jan. 3, 1682, as the son of "Jan Kok van 
Out Engelant," (i. e. John Cock from Old England) as found in the Dutch records 
at Kingston upon his marriage July 27, 1679, to Magdalene (Maddeleen) Wood, 
also from England.* The wife of Thomas Cock was Elinor Asfordby, who was 
bap. in Kingston, Feb. 26, 1682, as dau. of WiUiam Asfordbye and Martha 
Borthon (Burton). (The olden time Dutch dominie had a very indifferent 
way of recording English surnames; for example, the name Asfordby is not 
spelled twice alike in the Kingston records. It may be foimd as Asforby, 
Asschurby, Asvortby, Asfurby, Esvoorby, etc.). 

The Asfordby's were an old English family of distinguished origin. William 
Asfordby was a prominent man of affairs in the colony. He was of Stayne-in- 
the-Marsh, County Lincoln, England, and later of Kingston and Marbletown, 
Ulster Co., N. Y. He was baptized at Saltfleetby, England, Mar. 29, 1638. 
He was a magistrate of Ulster Co., N. Y.; a member of the first New York 
Assembly and Sheriff of Ulster Co. His will, dated Nov. 6, 1697, was proved 
Feb. 24, 1698. He married Martha, dau. of William Burton, of Burgh-in-the- 
Marsh, County Lincoln, Eng. She was hving in England Mar. 18, 1668, and 
was sole heiress and executrix of her husband's will in Ulster Co. in 1698. She d. 

* John and Magdalene (Wood) Cock came from England and settled at Marbletown, near Kingston, 
N. Y. Like many members of the Church of England, before their own Church was estabUshed in 
the vicinity they worshipped in the Reformed Dutch Church, where their children were baptized. 
John and Magdalene had children; viz., 1. John; II. Thomas, bap. Jan. 3, 1683; m. EUinor Asfordby; 
III. William, bap. Marbletown, Jan. 20, 1684; m. Jan. 8, 1716, Catrina Esfoort (Asfordby), probably 
sister of Ellinor. She was bap. Nov. g, 1685; IV. Elsje, bap. Jan. i, 1687; V. Elsje, bap. June 3, 1694; 
VI. Samuel, bap. May 24, 1696; m. July 5,1722, Bregjen Middaugh; VII. Margaret, bap. April 27, 1701. 

Thomas and Ellinor (Asfordby) Cock had several children and in the records of Ulster Co., and 
Reformed Dutch Church, their names frequently appear in olden time quaint spellings; for e.xample, 
on Nov. 21, 1 714, Thomas Kok and Leonora Eschorby bap. a child named Eels; on Oct. 7, 1716, Tomas 
Kok and Ellionora Esfordby bap. a son named Asfordbey Cock. On .^pril 21, 1711, Thomas Kok and 
Alida Eysverby bap. Magdalena. (.\lida was probably his first wife and sister of Ellinor.) In June, 
1729, Thomas Kok and Nelly Esfoorby were sponsors in bap. for a neighbor's child. On July 29, 1733, 
Thomas Kok and NeUy Esvort were sponsors for Marretjen, child of Robert Bettis (Beatty) and Bata 
Middaugh. (Thomas and Ellinor were aunt and uncle to these parents). On Mar. 9, 1720, Thomas Cock, 
Elleanor, and William Cock and Joris Middaugh proved as witnesses to the will of John Beatty (husband 
of Susanna Asfordby, sister of EUeanor, wife of Thomas Cock). 



April 20, 1 7 1 1 . William Asfordby was a descendant in royal line of the Plan- 
tagenet kings of England through his great-great-grandmother, Alice Dymoke. 
He brought with him from England a parchment containing twelve generations 
of his ancestry, compiled by the Herald of Arms. This document passed from 
generation to generation and is now in possession of Mr. Leander Crabb, of 
New York. A copy of this document and the Asfordby line of descent, with des- 
cription of Arms, is as follows: 

Arms: Quarterly i & 4, or, a saltire engrailed sable, (Asfordby). 2, argent, 
a chevron between three bills heads, sable (Billesby): 3, argent, a chevon sable 
between three trefoils, azure, a crescent for difference (Coventreye) : Crest; 
a horse's head erased at the neck, sable, bridled, or. 

1. Jordan de Asfordby "held ye 4th part of a fee in Asfordby of Geoffrey de 
Beningworth of ye Honor of the Countess of Bolingbroke." The name of 
his wife is not known. He had a son: 

2. Sir Wilham de Asfordby, Knight, Lord of Asfordby, County Lincoln, 
England, who m. Muriel, dau. and heiress of John Billesby, second son of 
Robert. She held a "manor in Asfordby and Billesby of ye Honor of 
Lancaster" in the 25th year of Edward I (1296-7) and then was called 
Muriel de Asfordby. Their son : 

3. Sir Jordan de Asfordby, Knight, held lands in Asfordby of the heir of 
Gerard de Chauncey, which were taken "into ye King's lands 1327," the 
first year of Edward III. His wife was Petronella, dau. and heiress of 
John Coventry. They had: 

4. William de Asfordby, oldest son and heir, who did homage for his lands 
the second year of Edward HI (1328). He m. Muriel and had: 

5. John de Asfordby, son and heir who m. Margaret and had: 

William Asfordby of Asfordby, son and heir; name of wife not known. He 


John Asfordby of Asfordby, son and heir; name of wife not known. He 


William Asfordby of Asfordby, son and heir; m. Johana, dau. and heiress 

of Lincoln. They had: 

William Asfordby of Asfordby, son and heir; m. the dau. and heiress of 

Kyme of Langton. They had: 

John Asfordby of Asfordby, oldest son and heir; m., first, Elizabeth, dau. 

of John Henage of Hainton ; second, Cecely, dau. of John Billesby, of Billesby. 

She survived him and was executrix of his will in 1527. John Asfordby 

died Nov. 16, 1527.' By the first wife he had: 

Andrew Asfordby of Billesby, oldest son and heir, aged 13 in 1527; died 

before Dec. 15, 1558; m. Jane, dau. of his step-mother Cicely, by her first 

husband, Alexander Langton. They had : 


Edward Asfordby of BiUesby, oldest son and heir, held divers lands in 
Billesby and Asfordby of the Duchy of Lancaster 1576-79. He m. Kather- 
ine, dau. of William Sandon, of Ashby-Partney. They had: 
WilHam Asfordby of Billesby and Asfordby, oldest son and heir. He was 
of Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, Jan. 29, 161 7, and was buried at 
Saltfleetby, All Saints, in May, 1623. His wife was Eleanor, dau. of John 
Newcomen of Saltfleetby, All Saints. She was bap. Nov. 10, 1576; m. April 
20, 1597; buried at Saltfleetby, June 9, 1634. They had: 
John Asfordby of Saltfleetby, only son and heir who signed the Asfordby 
pedigree in 1634, and was Uving Nov. 11, 1657. He m. Alice, dau. of 
William Wolley of Cumberworth, where she was m., Oct. 14, 1634. She 
was buried at Saltfleetby, AU Saints, June 16, 1658. They had: 
Hon. WilHam Asfordby of Stayne-in-the-Marsh, County Lincoln, Eng., 
and Kingston and Marbletown, Ulster Co., N. Y., oldest son and heiri 
bap. at Saltfleetby, Mar. 29, 1638. He m. Martha Burton and had 8 
children, most of them being baptized in the Reformed Church of Kingston 
N. Y. 

I. Elenor, bap. Feb., 26, 1682; m. Thomas Cock. (The parents of Catherine, 
wife of Col. Martin Ryerson.) 


4. Catherine (Catrina), bap. Nov. 9, 1685; m. William Cock (brother of Thomas 

5. Susanna, bap. Nov. 7, 1691; m. John Beatty, of Province, New York. She died 
in Frederick Co., Maryland, Oct. 30, 1745. 

6. Alida, who may have been the first wife of Thomas Cock. (See baptismal record 
of child Magdalena, April 21, 1711, Thomas Cock and Alida Eysverby.) 

'' I Names unknown. 



For the convenience of those consulting this work all variants of the Ryerson name, 
such as Ryerse, Ryers, Ryerss, etc., are included in this index. 


Ryerson— continued 

Aaron Van Houten, 223 

Albert Stone, 216 

Abigail, 44, 63, 84, 132, 328 

Albert W., 46, 260 

Abigail (Boardman), 211 

Albert Winslow, 236, 259 

Abigail (Ellery), 44 

Albertine, 220 

Abigail Hathewav, 138 

Alex., 45 

Abigail (Shaw), 221 

Alexander, 96, 164 

Abraham, 22, 37, 42, 50, 63, 64, 92, 93, 103, 

Alexander Emory, 165 

106, 117, 118, 129, 130, 131, 160, 161, 177, 

Alfaretta, 202 

180, 193, 195, 197, 208, 209, 232, 243, 244, 

Alfred, 62, 92, 107, 124, 126, i 

253. 268, 332 

202, 203, 228, 260 

Abraham, Jr., 42, 161, 209, 252 

Alfred Bird, 232 

Abraham David, 161, 232 

Alfred Hutcherson, 138 

Abraham F., 70 

Algernon S., 164 

Abraham G., 104 

Alice, 167, 187, 188, 189, 213 

Abraham G., Jr., 176 


Abraham H., 175, 238 

Alice Edna, 235 

Abraham L., 161 

Alice Elena, 162 

Abraham Lincoln, 247 

Alice Estelle, 256 

Abraham Martin, 105, 177 

Alice M., 252 

Abraham Nicholas, 106, 180 

Alice (Stone), 125 

Abraham Theodore, 243 

Alida, 330 

Abraham Van Houten, 147, 226 

Allen Asa, 230 

Ada, 168, 216, 222, 241 

Alletta, 311 

Ada A., 212 

Allie I., 189 

Ada B., 196 

Alma Ann, 231 

Ada Isabella, 165 

Almira, 139 

Ada Lovisa, 99 

Almira Thayer, 96 

Ada Penley, 99 

Alnorah, 203 

Ada Irene, 253 

Alois P., 125 

Adah Brown, 216 

Alphonso, 166 

Adath Adelia, 230 

Alphonso Finley, 98, 166 

Addie Marie, 173 

Alva Seaman, 144 

Adelaide, 176, 180, 220, 251 

Alvah, 261 

Adelbert Nehemiah, 170 

Alvah Buckbee, 252, 261 

Adelina Earl, 82 

Alvin, 194 

Adeline, 103 

Alvin M., 164, 233 

Adolphus Egerton, 51, 52, 55, 112, 113 

Amanda, 124 

Aeltie Wessels, i 

Amanda Jane, 249 

Agnes M. (Van Winkle), 105 

Amanda Malvina, 98 

Adriaen, xiii, xiv, xv, 265, 266, 321 

Amaret Adelia, 138 

Adrian, 269,301, 315, 317 

Ambrose, 68 

Adrian Post, 328 

Amelia, 28, 52, 60, 108, 126, 151 

Adrian Stanton, 230 

Amelia Ogden, 156 

Albert, 131, 195, 200, 211, 220, 244 

Amelia Snyder, 132 

Albert Berdan, 194, 228, 243 

Amos, 99, 167 

Albert Darius, 170 

Amos M., 85 

Albert Fernando, 165 

Amos Munson, 147, 225, 226 

Albert L., 116 

Amy Louedna, 219 

Albert Milton, 165 

Anastatia, 63 




Ryerson — continued 

Ryerson — continued 

Andrees, 126 

Barbara, 257 

Andrew, 126, 205 

Barbara E., 326 

Andrew Bremner, 128, 205 

Barney, 56, 118 

Andrew J., lOi, 171 
Andrew Linn, 86 

Beatrice, 161 

Beekman Van Buren, 103, 175, 176 

Andrew Winslow, 100 

Beers, 229 

Andrew Zabriskie, 120, 198, 247 

Belle, 232 

Anetje, 59 

Benjamin, 44, 96 

Angelia, 164 

Bernado, 203 

Angeline, 127, 168 

Bernard, 56, 118,2^ 

Ann, 10, 14, 19, 20, 23, 26, 30, 32, 50 


Bernice C, 247 

62, 66, 92, 104, 117, 118, 122, 136, 


Bert, 200 


Bertha, 185, 239, 243 

Ann Augusta, 153, 248 

Bertha Campbell, 248 

Ann Boggs (Halstead), 156 

Bessie, 177, 228, 246 

Ann Catherine, 41 

Betsey, 60, 76 

Ann Emiline, 221 

Betsy, 51 

Ann (Farber), 82 

Bette, 8 

Ann Houston, 149 

Blanche Callie, 230 

Ann Linn, 87 

Blanche E., 209 

Ann Louise, 161 

Blandina, 5, 12, 13 

Ann Maria, 143, 214, 242 

Boyd, 183 

Ann Mary, 156, 255 

Brackie, 60, 124 

Ann (Rapelje), 6 

Brechtje, 8, 28, 60, 124 

Ann Swan (Spear), 134 

Bridget, 28 

Ann Van Dyke, 207 

Bridgetta Byard, 136 

Anna, 5, 38, 58, 76, 83, 122, 150, 168, 


Broghe, 28 

186, 200, 203, 209, 215, 219, 311, 330 

Bruce, 107, 240 

Anna Augusta, 195 

Byron, 179, 239 

Anna Dodd, 135 

Anna E., 226 

Calista 169 

Anna Elizabeth, 154 

Calvin 258 

Anna Maria, 120 

Camilla C, 237 

Anna Rebecca, 328 

Card, 44 

Annabel, 193 

Carl David, 239 

Annatje, 35 

Carl David, Jr., 239 

Anne, 36, 177, 244, 252 

Carl Stanley, 185 

Anne M., 215 

Carl W., 246 

Annetje, 6, 13, 32, 62 

Cassias, 163 

Annetje (Van Ripen), 62 

Caroline, 95, loi, 124, 163, 177, 205, 228. 

Annie, 28, 76, 118, 147, 148, 196, 226, 


233, 237 


Caroline Columbia, 164 

Annie L, 189 

Caroline Coulter, 205 

Annie May, 167 

Caroline Louisa, 167 

Antje, 5, 7, 10, 13, 28, 30, 36, 50, 73 


Carrie Frances, 167 

Antje (Van Allen), 77 

Carrie Whitfield, 224 

Antoinette, 202 

Cathalina, 228 

Archer Gifford, 162 

Cathalyna, 26 

Aris, 316, 317 

Cathalyntie, I 

Arizona, 187, 242 

Catharine, I, 124, 244 

Arle Electa, 241 

Catharine Bremner, 205 

Arnold, 172 

Catherine Lott, 250 

Arthur, 90, 157, 190, 200, 240, 256, 261 

Catharine Lucretia, 162 

Arthur A., 177 

Catherine, 14, 37, 50, 60, 64, 80, 83, 104, 

Arthur Connaught, 191 

126, 131, 132, 138, 152, 174, 195, 197, 

Arthur Cookman, 185 

204, 206, 226, 229, 242, 311, 317, 331, 

Arthur Egerton, 116 


Arthur Larncd, 157 

Catherine A., 175 

Arthur Voris, 174 

Catherine Amelia, 214 

Arthur Wesley, 106 

Catherine Ann, 312 

Asa, 255 

Catherine B., 59 

Asher C, 217 

Catherine (Coxe), 14 

Augusta Louise, 147 

Catherine Ella, 153 

Austin, 99 

Catherine Jane (Drew), 153 

Axia, 99 

Catherine (Kendall), 227 



Ryerson — continued 

Ryerson — continued 

Catherine McMurtry, 155 

Clarabel, 232 

Catherine Marie, 146 

Clarence Cooper, 249 

Catherine (Powell), 91 

Clarence Lea, 185 

Catherine R., 87 

Clarinda Aseneth, 76 

Catherine Van Houten, 147 

Clarissa, 151, 223 

Catherine Woodward, 198 

Clarissa Howard, 214 

Catrina, 50, 59 

Clarrissa, 66, 95 

Celia, 203 

Clinton, 183, 257 

Charity, 3, 35, 36 

Clinton Paul, 192 

Charles, 43, 94, 106, 107, 163, 164, 168, 174, 

Colena, 240 

177, 180, 188, 195, 200, 206, 218, 221, 228, 

Collin, 183 

229, 230, 234, 245, 249, 252, 330, 333 

Columbia (Stetson), 45 

Charles, Jr., 169 

Cora, 168, 188, 190 

Charles A., 134, 214, 252 

Cora Edna, 224 

Charles Abraham, 211 

Cora Ellen, 165 

Charles Albert, 254 

Cordelia Ann, 194 

Charles Allen, 328 

Cornelia, 206, 266 

Charles Augustus Woolsey, 136, 216 

Cornelia Remsen, 249 

Charles B., 247 

Cornelis, 3 

Charles Baxter, 176, 239 

Cornelius, 3, 7, 8, 28, 29, 35, 60, 6 

I, 62, 77, 

Charles Bean, 99, 169 

136, 143, 166, 177, 197, 201, 222, 


Charles C, 233 


Charles C. B.. 234 

Cornelius A., 212, 254 

Charles Coverndon, 185 

Cornelius Arthur, 254 

Charles D., 208 

Cornelius G., 223, 258 

Charles E., 166, 235 

Cornelius H., 124 

Charles Edway, 116 

Cornelius Henry, 196, 200, 246 

Charles Egerton, 115, 116 

Cornelius John, 35, 76, 77 
Cornelius Van Houten, 195, 245 

Charles H., 165, 239 

Charles Hedenburg, 175 

Cushman, 96, 164 

Charles Herbert, 251 

Curtis, 189 

Charles Hubbel, 254 

Curtis L., 189 

Charles Hulett, 148 

Cynthia, 181 

Charles Earned, 90 

Cyril, 260 

Charles Leonard, 250 

Charles Leslie, 234 

Daisey, 232 

Charles M., 154 

Daisy, 140, 252 

Charles R., 93, 162 

Daisy Evelyn, 250 

Charles Settle, 166 

Daniel, 202, 243, 245 

Charles Summer, 93 

Daniel Bailey, 148 

Charles Thaxter, 100, 170 

Daniel Budd, 148 

Charles Thomas, 138 

Daniel Sherman, 93 

Charles W., 164. 233 

David, 38, 41, 64, 85, 86, 91, 105, 

117, 121, 

Charles William, 251 

133. 155. 159. 163. 177, 178, 179 


Charles William Coverndon, 185 

David Austen, 121, 198 

Charlotte, 95, 108, 139, 239, 251, 333, 334 

David H., 194 

Charlotte A., 127 

David R., 315 

Charlotte Isabel, 163 

David Riley, 317 

Chauncey A., 238 

Debe, 24 

Chester, 246 

Deborah, 24, 97 

Chester W., 217 

Delephine, 202 

Chester Whitney, 229 

Delia, 83, 84, 131, 150, 192, 204 

Christenetie, 23 

Delia Brown, 149 

Christiana, 167 

Delia, 183, 255 

Christianna A., 196 

Delia M., 225 

Christianna (Debow), 177 

Dclno P., 152, 229 

Christina, 23, 46, 161, 223, 232 

Desiah, 140 

Christina (Debow), 161 

DeWitt, 256 

Christintie, 28 

Dirck, 10, 12, 30, 62, 70, 136 

Christopher, 195 

Dirck, Jr., 64 
Dirck G., 30, 63 

Christopher S., 150, 227 

Clara, 198, 207, 220, 261 

Dolly, 83, 84, 131 

Clara Helen, 15.S 

Don Carlos, 225 

Clara Isabel, 254 

Donald Mitchell, 158 

Clara Mabel, 328 

Doocie, 37 


Ryerson — continued 

Ryerson — continued 

Doocic (Earl), 131 

Elbridge, 165 

Dora, 187. 228 

Eleanor, 11, 14. 63, 69, 90, 205 

Dora Elizabeth, 152 

Eleanor A., 135 

Dorance David, 242 

Eleanor Augusta, 106 

Dorothea, 63, 131 

Eleanor Pearl, 253 

Dorothea (Earl), 131 

Eleanor (Van Houten), 26 

Dorothy, 13, 81, 84, I16, 138 

Elena, 7. 25 

Dorothy A., 247 

Elijah F., no, 189 

Dorothy Ann, 224 

Elinor, 38, 56 

Dorothy Anne, 145 

Eliza, 64, 85, 96, I23,'i3i, 139, 172, 193, 


Doucilla, 183 


Douglas B., 231 

Eliza .^.,21 1 

Dr., 103 

Eliza Catherine, 119 

Earl, 190, 204, 225, 326 

Eliza Jane, 108, 212 

Earl E., 146 

Eliza Jenks, 96 

Eben, 102, 151, 228 

Eliza Josephine, 196 

Ebenezer, 49, 102, 151, 228 

Eliza Katrina, 121 

Eda, 183 

Eliza L., 164 

Eddie Dexter, 238 

Elizabeth, 5, 7, 12, 22, 23, 24, 25, 39, 40 


Edgar, 174 

44. 50, 51. 53. 55. 59, 6°. 65, 72, 73 


Edgar George, 161 

82, 85, 103, 104, 108, no, 112, 118, 


Edgar Leroy, 237 

124, 126, 128, 136, 148, 150, 152, 174, 


Edith, 135, 140, 157, 215, 227, 244, 255 

176, 177, 180, 181, 184, 185, 193, 


Edith E., 246 

197, 202, 205, 208, 216, 218, 224, 226, 


Edith May, 223 

239, 240, 243, 245, 311, 329, 333, 334 

Edmond Albert, 254 

Elizabeth A., 179, 332 

Edmund, 330 

Elizabeth Ann, 105 

Edmund Albert, 211 

Elizabeth Betts, 71 

Edmnnd F., 133, 255 

Elizabeth C, 203 

Edmund Francis, 133, 212 

Elizabeth Dudley (HoUis), 176 

Edna, 183, 216, 229, 236, 240, 253 

Elizabeth (Farber), 84 

Edna Marie, 225 

Elizabeth (Howell), 20 

Edsall F., 152 

Elizabeth Hull, 159 

Edward, 107, 108, 127, 166, 186, 204, 216, 

Elizabeth L., 176 


Elizabeth Munson, 149 

Edward Adlington, 201, 250 

Elizabeth Nixon, 206 

Edward A. S., 221 

Elizabeth Taft, 256 

Edward C, 225 

Elizabeth Trout, 141 

Edward Everett, 251, 261 

Elizabeth (Vincent), 329 

Edward Franklin, 175, 238 

Ella, lOi, 143, 189, 214, 215, 241, 245, 256 

Edward Griffith, 331 

Ella Elizabeth, 163 

Edward Hall, 106 

Ella J., 260 

Edward Hope, 313 

Ella Mary, 198 

Edward Jacobus, 181 

Ella May, 182, 219 

Edward L., ix 

Ella P., 150 

Edward Earned, 90, 157 

Ella Smith, 221 

Edward Earned, Jr., 158 

Ellen, 63, 69, 76, 129, 131, 135, 143, 164, 


Edward P., 248 


Edward Powers, 52, 106 

Ellen Asfordby, 157 

Edward Stanley, 115 

Ellen Clark, 135 

Edway, 116, 192 

Ellen Jane, 196 

Ed way M., 55 

Elliot H., 330 

Edway Marcus, 115 

Elma, 66 

Edwin Bergoin, 138 

Elma Anna, 136 

Edwin Jeffrey, 116 

Elmer, 183 

Edwin Ramah, 230 

Elmer Ellsworth, 250 

Edwin Warner, 135, 216 

Elmer H., 163 

Effie, 255 

Elmira, 106, 108, no, 185 

EffieA., 211 

Eloise Alice, 254 

Effie Mabel, 235 

Elsey, 334 

Egerton, 115, 183, 193 

Elsie, 163, 195, 241, 246 

Egerton Fish, 113 

Elsie May, 154 

Eides, 59 

Emagene, 170 

Elbert, 265, 266 

Emaline, 151 

Elbert Leonard, 250 

Emeline, 245 



Ryerson — continued 
Emcline Rose, 245 
Emeline Snyder, 131 
Emily, 1 16, 162, 168 
Emily Alice, 250 
Emily Borie, 157 
Emily (Borie), 157 
Emily F., 170 
Emily S., 124 
Emma, 38, 136, 166, 169, 178, 181, 183, ig 

212, 234,247 
Emma Elizabeth, 86, 155 
Emma Eveline, 224 
Emma F., 195 
Emma Louise, 204 
Emory, 165 
Enoch, 37, 82 
Eric Egerton, 191 
Erie, 182 
Erma Pearl, 253 
Ermina, 188 
Ernest, lOi 
Ernest Dwight, 174 
Ernest L., 227 
Ernest V., 197 
Estelle Romaine, 204 
Esther, 46, 87, 107 
Esther Jane, 136 
Esther P., 152 
Esther Turner, 41 
Ethel, 197, 236, 258 
Ethel B., 247 
Ethelyn, 254 
Ethrope Egbert, 246 
Etta, 136 
Etta B. O., 241 
Etta Eliza, 170 
Eugene, 182, 241, 257 
Eugene D., 234 
Eugenie, 109 
Eugenie E., 221 
Eunice, 172, 229 
Eunice A. (Bullock), 230 
Eva, 187, 192, 216, 222, 240 
Eva Sarah, 1 18 
Evart, 32 

Evelyn A. (Meady), 46 
Evelyn Louisa, 232 
Evelyn (Meady), 236 
Everett, 194, 226, 240, 257 

Fannie, 64, 116, 139, 153, 257 

Fannie O., 169 

Fay, 227 

Femmetje, 315, 316 

Femmitje, 23 

Flora Estelle, 214 

Florence, 239, 248, 249, 255, 313 

Florence A., 154 

Florence Evelyn, 236 

Florence Roberts, 255 

Floretta Louise, 242 

Florettie May, 197 

Floyd Toland, 229 

Frances, 72, 139, 217, 218, 25S 

Frances Edith, 257 

Ryerson — continued 
Frances F., 166 
Frances Halstead, 246 
Frances Jane, 153, 154 
Frances Mary, in 
Frances R., 211 
Francis, 32, 56, 59, 69, 70, 71, 107, 117, 136, 

137. 138, 196, 203, 217, 218 
Francis, Jr., 70 
Francis A., 330 
Francis Caryle, 257 
Francis D., 69, 70 
Francis Dirck, 31 
Francis F., 70 

Francis G., 30, 67, 68, 69, 132, 136, 217 
Francis Harold, 185 
Francis W., 195 
Frank, 138, 183, 214, 218, 240, 245, 255, 

256, 257, 328. 
Frank A., 172 
Frank Arthur, 212 
Frank C, 209, 253 
Frank Campbell, 172 
Frank E., 236 
Frank Edward, 172 
Frank Ephraim, 170 
Frank Harris, 185 
Frank L., 192 
Franklin B., 201 
Franklin Chester, 165, 234 
Franklin De Munn, 238 
Franklin Pierce, 147, 225 
Franklin Stirling, 162 
Frans, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 29 
Fred, 229, 235, 246 
Fred B., 197, 247 
Fred C, 221, 255 
Fred Graham, 185 
Fred Reed, 212, 255 
Fred M., 234 
Frederick, 245, 311 
Frederick A., 209, 232 
Frederick Leon, 162 
Frederick W., 192 
Frederick William, 177 
Fredericus, 311 

Garrabrant, 145, 223, 258 

Garret, 59, 311 

Garret Van Siclen, 249 

Garret W., 56, 118 

Geertje, 3, 7, 8, 12, 30, 35, 36, 266 

Geertje (Hesselse), 12 

Geesje Hopper, 62 

Geesjen, 23 

Gemma I., 234 

Genet, 250 

Genevra (Deering), 233 

George, i, 4, 10, 13, 14, 20, 24, 28, 32, 40, 
43, 44. 50, 54. 55. 62, 64, 72, 73, 76, 96, 
99, 104, 106, no, in, 113, 122, 126, 127, 
128, 131, 132, 133, 134, 140, 141, 143, 166, 
169, 176, 177, 179, 180, 181, 183, 188, 189, 
193, 200, 203, 204, 205, 209, 213, 215, 216, 
219, 224, 226, 227, 232, 241, 243, 245, 248 
255. 257. 259. 328 



Ryerson — continued 

Ryerson — continued 

George, Jr., 5, 19, 49, 96, 228, 249 

Grace, 153, 183, 258 

George A., 92, 160, 161, 177, 231 

Grace Edna, 250 

George Ansel Sterling, ix, III, 190 

Grace L., 209 

George Arthur, 116 

Grace Louise, 260 

George B., 252 

Grace Viola, 242 

George B., Jr., 207 

Grovie, 217 

George Boice, 128, 129, 207 

Gustavus H., 165, 234 

George Collin, 107, 183 

George C, 164, 196 

Hannah, 5, 53, 77, go^ 142, 151, 194, 225, 245, 

George Crowther, 191 


George Debevoise, 121, 199 

Hannah (Ackerman), 161 

George Douglas, 328 

Hannah Amelia, 88, 153 

George Edsall, 152, 229 

Hannah Amelia Jarvis (Ogden), 88 

George Egerton, 115, 190 

Hannah (Bailey), 83 

George Emanuel, 184 

Hannah E., 73 

George Emerson Parker, 235 

Hannah Frances, 256 

George Erwin, 224 

Hannah (Harrison), 153 

George P., 10, 30, 217, 252, 256 

Hannah Jane, 148, 243 

George Francis, 69, 136 

Hannah Maria, 106, 177 

George G., 30, 63, 103, 174 

Hannah (Schouten) (Dey), 25 

George H., 194 

Hannah (Van Houten), 147 

George Henry, 170, 224 

Hannibal H., 165 

George Herbert, 185 

Harold, 236, 240 

George I., 12, 35, 36, 77, 144, 145, 223 

Harold Edwin, 238 

George J., 49, 104, 105, 178, 223 

Harold K., 222 

George J., Jr., 185 

Harold Swain, 234 

George John, 144 

Harriet, 43, 93, 96, 133, 139, 168, 220, 222 

George Joseph, 52, 107 
George Joseph, Jr., 108 
George L., xiii, 20, 50, 51, 174, 178, 231, 248 

Harriet Amelia, 106, 182 

Harriet Augusta, 137 

Harriet Lavinia, 255 

George Lincoln, 328 

Harriet Louise, 252 

George Luke, 23, 49 

Harriet Snyder, 131 

George M., 85, 152 

Harris, 182 

George Martin, 86, 155, 222, 257 

Harry, 180, 187, 189, 195, 203, 214, 244, 258, 

George Nostrand, 249 

260, 313 

George Ormsby, 40 

Harry Caldwell, 218 

George S., xi 

Harry Hamilton, 185, 242 

George Van Rennsalaer, 127, 204, 251 

Harry Theodore, 241 

George Van Rennsalaer, Jr., 204 

Harvey, 193, 245, 251 

George W., 68, 77, 166, 205, 211, 212, 219, 

Harvey Edgar, 255 

225, 257, 326 

Harvey Howard, 185 

George Washington, 81, 133, 136, 146, 212 

Hassel, 13, 36, 37, 50, 80, 131 

George Wickersham, 216 

Hassel, Jr., 82 
Hassel P., 82 

George Williamson, 249, 260 

George Wilson, 135, 215, 216 

Hattie, 163, 168, 220, 313 

Georgianna, 161, 175, 177 

Hazel, 193, 240, 241, 247 

Georgina, 141 

Hazel Ann, 93 

Gerald, 256 

Helen, 116, 122, 182, 190, 232, 247 

Gerrit, xiii 

Helen At wood, 174 

Gertrude, 151, 227, 228, 241 

Helen Brouwer, 157 

Gertrude Van Houten, 226 

Helen Edith, 108 

Gilbert, 230 

Helen Jane, 206 

Gilbert Adams, 237 

Helen Marr, 100 

Gilbert Drew, 153, 229 

Helena 3, 5, 10, 11, 30 

Gilbert Ruggles, 33, 137 

Helma, 63 

Gilliam, 56, 118, 197 

Helmi!?h, 228 

Gilliam, Jr., 119 

Hendrick, 70 

Giulielma (Doty), 68 

Henrietta, 103, 162, 171, 195, 328 

Gladys Myrtle, 216 

Henrietta C, 326 

Glen, 183 

Henry, 54, 56, 117, 119, 128, 134, 161, 177, 

Gloria, 170 

193, 196, 206, 213, 214, 243, 246, 329, 332 

Gosen, 265. 268, 316 

Henry A., 95 

Gosen Adriaence, 315 

Henry Augustus, 164, 233 

Gosen Adrian, 316 

Henry Byard, 136 

Gozen, 268 

Henry C. Murphy, 248 



Ryerson — cont in ued 

Henry Egerton, 112, 191 

Henry F., 70 

Henry G., 145, 223 

Henry Holbert, 148 

Henry J., 223, 243 

Henry Jenks, 96, 165, 235 

Henry Martin, 251, 260 

Henry Ogden, 89, 157 

Henry Roy, 253 

Henry S., 191 

Henry Spencer, 252 

Henry Storms, 312 

Henry W., 243 

Herbert, 192, 243, 245 

Herbert Henry, 313 

Herbert L., 45, 165 

Herbert P., 197 

Hessel, 12 

Hester, 26, 30, 68, 116, 118, 133, 143, 201 

Hester Rebecca, 213 

Hettie, 65 

Hetty, 121, 122 

Hitje, 23 

Homer, 241 

Homer J., 212 

Horace, lOi, 259 

Horace Newton, 246 

Horatia Nelson 141 

Howard, 244 

Howard Smith, 244 

Howell, 45, 98, 99 

Hudson E., 226 

Hume, 192 

Ida, 59, 108, 122, 126, 146, 152, 187, 189, 

193, 224, 327 
Ida Elizabeth, 200 
Ida J., 185, 209 
Ina May, 230 
Inez May, 230 
lone, 176 

Ira, 22, 82, 151, 224, 226, 227, 258 
Ira B., 214 
Ira C, 254 
Ira Jackson, 146, 224 
Irene, 190, 214, 251, 255 
Irene Estelle, 250 
Irma, 169 
Irma Durand. 162 
Irving, 231, 240 

Isaac, 53, 77, 108, no, 327, 328, 332 
Isaac Freeman, 107, 182, 241 
Isaac Miller, 136 
Isaac Pioneer, 144 
Isabel, III, 244 
Isabel Louise. 115 
Isabcll, 197 
Isabella, 200 
Isabella J., 123 
Isabelle, 171 
Ivan Guy, 230 

Jacob, xiii, 7, 8, 24, 27, 28, 51, 55, 59, 63, 
117, 120, 121, 122, 143, 195, 197, 200, 213, 
244, 249, 329 

Ryerson — continued 

Jacob Brown, no, 189 

Jacob G., 134, 213 

Jacob M., 58, 119 

Jacob Travers, 126, 203 

Jacob Vandeveer, 249 

Jacoba, 268 

Jacobus, xii, 3, 7, 24, 63 

J. Albert, 185 

James, xii, 42, 53, 90, 104, 107, 108, 109, no, 
"9. 130, 139. 152. 182, 184, 185, 187, 213, 
223, 228. 230, 255, 328 

James Arthur, 167, 235 

James D., 218 

James E., 330 

James Gordon, 192 

James Newton, 196, 246 

James R., 243 

James Samuel, 187 

James Stephen, 123 

James W., 144 

James Wallace, 217 

Jan, xiii, 7, 28, 70, 3n 

Jane, 10, 13, 25, 29, 30, 34, 35, 37, 62, 63, 
68, 70, 77, 84, 104, n2, 126, 129, 131, 136, 
137. 143. 152, 168, 200, 207, 208, 213, 217, 
251 266, 311.332,333 

Jane Ann, 126 

Jane (Dey), 5 

Jane Farber, 85 
Jane Haggerty, 155 
Jane (Garrabrant), 104 
Jane R., 119 

Jane Van Riper, 179, 258 
Jane Webb, 97. 
Janetje, 62, 77 
Janetje (Dey), 12 
Janneke, 10 

Jannetje, 8, 25, 34, 35, 62, 70, 266 
Jarvis R., 203 
Jasper, no, 187 
Jay C., 146 
Jeannette, 164 
Jemina, 311 
Jenne, 13 

Jennie, ix, 29, loi, 125, 126, 168, 187, 
188, 194, 203, 206, 207, 231, 244, 245, 251, 
Jennie Adelaide, 173 
Jennie Grace, 255 
Jenny, 109, 226 
Jeptha, 224 
Jeremiah, 50, 104 
Jerome, 199, 248 
Jeromus, 59, 121, 122 
Jesse, 38, 53, 62, 126, 189 
Jesse Edwin, 246 
Jessie, 187, 204, 227, 231, 257 
Jessie Isabelle, 237 
J. Frans, 32 
J- H., 333 
Joan, 30 
Job, 96, 165 
Johanna, 5 
Johannes, 10, 69, 76 
Johannes I., 12 


Ryerson — continued 

Ryerson — continued 

Johannis, i, 7, 26, 63 
Johannis F., 31 

John R., 151, 227, 247 
John Rappelie, 129, 207 

Johannis G., 5, 12 

John Rhutillus, 99, 170, 171, 


Johannis I., 35 

John Rhutillus Stone, 100 

Johannis J., 35, 76 
Johannis W., 36, 77 

John Schenck, 122 

John Stewart, 161 

John, 7, 8, 14, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 35, 36. 

JohnT., 175,333 

38, 44. 51. 53. 54. 55, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 71, 

John Thomas, 144 

72, 76, 80, loi, 103, 105, 107, 108, 109, 

John v., 145, 223 • 

no, 112, 115, 118, 122, 127, 129, 131, 

John Vanderbilt, 249 

136, 137, 143, 145, 153. 159, 175. 176. 181, 

John Van Horn, 247 

186, 195, 199, 200, 204, 205, 210, 211, 218, 

John Vixley, 240 

222, 226, 227, 232, 236, 240, 243, 249, 250, 

John Voorhies, 231, 258 

251, 252, 253, 311, 312, 326, 327, 328, 

John W., 77, 238, 326 

330, 332. 333, 334 

John Wesley, 53 

John Jr., 326 

John A., 92, 131, 134, 135, 161, 211, 214, 

John William, 249 

Jonathan E., 255 


Jonathan R., 99 

John Adams, 66, 134 

Jonathan Rhutillus, 168 
Jores, 144 

. ohn Albert, 216 

" ohn B., 211 

Joris, I, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 15, 

22, 25, 29, 64 

. ohn Bailey, 148 

Joris, Jr., 49 

. ohn Beam, 117 

Joris F., 30 

. ohn Borie, 157 

Joseph, 23, 44, 49, 54, 97, lof 

, 160, 189, 221, 

ohn Bremner, 128, 205 


"ohn C, 61, 186, 201 

Joseph A., 228 

"ohn C. Jr., 218 

. ohn Calvin, 137, 218 

Joseph C, 255 

Joseph Edway, 112, 191, 192 

ohn Cornelius, 125, 243 

Joseph Grant, 328 

, ohn Cornelius, Jr., 201, 243 

Joseph Leslie, 148 

. ohn D., 35, 226 

Joseph Martin Tunis, 254 

John Decker, 103 
John Dewey, 244 

Joseph Parsons, 95 

Joseph T., 42, 90 

John Dirck, 30, 69 

Joseph Turner, 41, 89, 158 

John Dodd, 196 

Joseph William, in, 189 

John Eben, 173, 238 

Josephine, 90, 116, 201, 217 

John Edward, 257 

Josephine Breaux, 241 

John Egerton, 115 

Josephine Shaw, 221 

John F., 70, 72, III, 137, 222 

Josephine Woodward, 198 

John Fairfield, 168, 235 

Josephus, 187 

John Farber, 85, 153 

Joshua J., 326 

John Ferris, 68, 136 

Joyce, 146 

John Francis, 5, 10, 31, 136 

Julia, 135. 255. 330 

John G., ix, 5, 12, 30, 36, 50, 64, 77, 105, 

Julia A., 164, 166 


Julia C, 221 

John H., 260 

Julie, 215 

John Harold, 149 

July Ann, 125 

John Henry, 142, 174, 195, 204, 205, 238 

John Herbert, 192 
John Hopkins, 127, 204 

Kate, 152, 204, 211 

Katherine, 85 

John I., 22, 35, 76, 143, 332 

Katie, 251 

John J., 35, 76, 223, 230, 243 

Kaziah, 117 

John Jacob, 25, 55, 120, 193, 194, 198, 228, 

Keziah, 96 

242, 243, 244 

Keziah (Cushman), 163 

John Jay, 87 

Knowles A., 234 

John K., 221 

John Killam, 140, 220 

Lafayette Nichols, 147 

John L., 146, 224 

Lammetje, 8 

John Lester, 239 

Larkin, 144 

John Liscom, 203, 251 

Lamed, 240 

John M., 57, 119 

Earned C, 99, 1 70 

John Martin, 120 

Earned Cummins, 169 


John Monroe, 258 

Laura. 125, 183, 216 

John Nicholas, 83, 147, 225 

Laura F., 163 

John P., 316 

Laura Mary, 191 



Ryerson— continued 

Ryerson — continued 

Laura Paulina, i6l, 177 

Lucy Gray, 155 

Lavina, 195, 231 

Lucy Loretta, 102 

Lavina Buck Bisbee, 102 

Luke, 22, 23, 44, 95, 124, 163 

Lavinia, 126, 196, 197 

Luke, Jr., 23, 43, 167 

Leali, 35, 70 

Luke, 3d, 95 

Leah Mary, 106 

Lula, 225 

Leana, 11 

Lulu, 192, 196, 208, 212, 224, 252, 331 

Leda, 183 

Lulu Maud, 182 

Lee, 240 

Lumeric, 64 

Lee L., 252 

Luruth, 234 

Leffert, 60, 123 

Luther, 182 

Lena, 7, 10, 12, 25, 30, 69, 80, 195 

Luther L., 172, 238 

Leo, 227 

Luther Leander, 102, 173 

Leola, 258 

Luyckes, 5, 22 

Leonard, 201, 250 

Lydia, 94, 95, 96, 163 

Leonard M., 234 

Lydia A., 201 

Leora Lucretia, 144 

Leroy, 239 

Mabel, 153, 161, 214, 244, 249, 253 

Leroy Alphonso, 165, 234 

Mabel L., 211 

Leslie, 183 

Mabel Lillian, 239 

Levi, no, 119, 188, 197 

Magdalen, 156 

Lewis, 108, 184, 316, 317 

Magdalena, 29, 30 

Lilah, 133 

Magdalene, 125, 244 

Lilla, 235 

Magdalene Halstead, 156 

Lillian, 125, 190, 223, 240, 244, 257, 328, 

Malinda, 224 


Mamie, 225 

Lillian E., 162 

Manning, 119 

Lillian Marie, 177 


Lina, 257 

Margaret, 25, 30, 55, 56, 103, no, 144, 151, 

Lindsey Ernest, 257 

155, 182, 190, 244, 245, 247, 250, 266, 

L. J., 178 

313, 316, 329, 330, 331 

Linnie, 107 

Margaret A., 86 

Lizzie, 99, 215, 221, 330 

Margaret Ann, 196, 206, 249 

Lizzie C, 233 

Margaret Anna, 146 

Lizzie J., 233 

Margaret Augusta, 205 

Lloyd, 183 

Margaret E., 195 

Lois, 118, 219 

Margaret Elizabeth, 22 

Lois Emma, 167 

Margaret Gulick, 207 

Lola, 187, 188 

Margaret Morford, 155 

Lorenzo, ix, 42, 160, 161, 231 

Margaret Simonson, 250 

Lorenzo L., 173 

Margaret Sophronia, 121 

Loretta, 251 

Margaret VVillet, 252 

Loria, 181 

Margaretta, 175 

Lotta Louise, 242 

Margarita, 6 

Lottie Wade, 224 

Margery Austin, 199 

Louis Eugene, 185, 242 

Maria, 22, 26, 35, 42, 56, 57, 76, 103, 104, 

Louis Johnes, ix, 198, 248 

107, n7, n9, 122, 123, 128, 131, 134, 

Louis Martin, 208 

208, 3n 

Louisa, 145, 214 

Maria Catherine, 328 

Louisa Adelaide, 102 

Maria (Lefferts) 71, 

Louise, 140, 242, 333 

Maria Louise, 173 

Louise Frances, 174 

Marie, 190 

Louise Janet, 248 

Marie Falls, 248 

Lovisa, 99 

Marielle, 40 

Lucas, 5, 15, 20, 22, 23, 50, 102, 103, 105, 177, 

Marion, 192, 231 


Maritje, 5, 8, 10, 62 

Lucilla Hannah, 115 

Marjorie, 229, 3n 

Lucille, 163 

Marretje, 62 

Lucinda, 82 

Marritje, I 

Lucius E., 173 

Marshall Purviance, 147 

Lucius L., 172, 173 

Marte, 10, 29 

Lucius Lorenzo, 102 

Marten, xiii, xiv, xv 

Lucretia A., 211 

Martha, I, 53, 63, 64, loi, 105, 107, 132, 

Lucy, 96, 135, 217, 246 


Lucy Barnard, 215 

Martha Elizabeth, 108, 206, 252 



Ryerson — continued 

Martha Ellen, 239 

Martha Kathryn, 230 

Martha Louise, 179 

Martha (Taft), 256 

Martha Washington, 201 

Martin, I, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 18, 21, 23, 24, 
27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 59, 62, 71, 88, 104, 122, 
128, 129, 133, 138, 139, 152, 156, 176, 177, 
197, 199. 200, 207, 208, 209, 212, 219, 229, 
247, 249, 250, 251, 265, 266, 269, 301, 332, 
333, 337, 339 

Martin, Jr., 14, 37, 42, 247, 250 

Martin A., 208 

Martin Albert, 260 

Martin Antoine, 210, 253 

Martin D., 62 

Martin E., 209, 253 

Martin G., 30, 50, 64, 104 

Martin H., 239 

Martin J., 27, 57, 120, 121, 198, 212 

Martin John, 119, 198 

Martin La Verne, 209 

Martin M., 85, 154 

Martin Van Buren, 56 

Martin Van Ness, 231 

Martinus, 62 

Marvin, 187 

Mary, i, 5, 8, lo, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, 25, 29, 
30, 35, 42, 44, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 62, 
63, 65, 68, 71, 73, 91, 93, 94, 99, loi, 103, 
105, III, 112, 116, 126, 129 133, 139, 141, 
148, 150, 155, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 196, 
201, 204, 205, 210, 215, 219, 224, 227, 228, 
230, 236, 241, 243, 244, 247, 250, 257, 312, 

Mary Adele, 239 

Mary Ann, 63, 97, 119, 128, 130, 132, 193, 
205, 213, 245, 333 

Mary (Armstrong), 115 

Mary (Barret), 244 

Mary Berrien, 206 

Mary Brown (Davis), 171 

Mary Catherine, 195, 217, 253 

Mary Cecelia, 238 

Mary Christina, 231 

Mary Clark, 206 

Mary (Duboise), 19, 49, 228 

Mary E., 166, 202, 243, 256, 326 

Mary Eliza, 248 

Mary Elizabeth, 137, 196, 197, 238, 243, 

Mary Ellen, 115, i: 
Mary Emma, 238 
Mary Etta, 221 
Mary Eva, 159 
Mary Farber, 149 
Mary Frances, 171, 
Mary Graham, 242 
Mary' Haines, 89 
Mary Hamill, 91 
Mary Hannah, 177 
Mary Hester, 232 
Mary Isabel, 248 
Mary Jane, 118, 178, 179 
Mary Jemina, 162 

84, 209, 21 

218, 242 

Ryerson — continued 
Mary Kerr, 40 
Mary L., 175, 312 
Mary Lavinia, 172 
Mary (Lefferts), 59 
Mary Linn, 87 
Mary Lou, 230 

Mary Louise, 121, 153, 201, 206 
Mary Lydia, 175 
Mary Malvinia, l6l» 
Mary Martina, 121, 198 
Mary Mercedes, 224 
Mary Mitchell, 158 
Mary N., 169 
Mary P. (Mitchell), 158 
Mary (Pollard), 237 
Mary Rice, 135 
Mary Ryerson, 181 
Mary (Ryerson), 50 
Mary Salone, 251 
Mary (Turner), 40 
Mary Van Dyke, 207 
Matilda, 112, 177, 186, 226, 261 
Matilda (Bailey), 83 
Matilda Fisher, 108 
Matthew, 226 
Matthias Brewen, 205 
Mattie Estella, 223 
Maud, 188, 190, 236, 255, 258 
Maud E., 211 
Maurice Theodore, 230 
Maurice Walter, 159 
May, 192, 251, 331 
May Fay, 190 
May Matilda, 135 
Mehetable, 55, 190 
Mehetable (Stickney), 54 
Melissa, 182, 200, 230 
Melville, 258 
Melvin Hascal, 147, 225 
Merten E., 236 
Metje, 63, 64 
Michael, 311 

Michael Vreeland, 80, 145 
Mildred, 255 
Milo, 253 

Milo Elmer, 155, 230 
Milton, 260 
Mina L, 154 
Minerva, 217, 241 
Minnehaha, 176 
Minnie, 187, 188, 200, 240, 245 
Minnie G., 203 
Minnie L., 251, 327 
Minnie Mabel, 208 
Minnie Talula, 192 
Miranda, lOI 
Morris Eden, 196, 246 
Morris Edwin, 246 
Morris Elmer, 246 
Mrs. George, 212 
Mrs. George (Storms), 134 
Mrs. Jacob (Barret), 244 
Mrs. Marten, 315 
Myra Wilson, 163 
Myrtle, 168, 240, 242, 246, 258 



Ryerson — continued 
Nanci, 14 

Nancy, 45, 109, 193 
Nancy C, 144 
Nantie, 73 
Nany, 37, 82 
Nathalie T., 176 
Nathan, 330 
Nathan Cole, 159, 230 
Nathan P., 165 
Nathan Parsons, 96 
Nathaniel, 203 
Nathaniel Osgood, 46, lOi 
Nathaniel Wilson, 93 
Nehemiah, 46, 96, 99, 100 
Nellia, 231 

Nellie, 164, 213, 227, 232, 235, 246 
Nellie Margaret, 222 
Nelltje, 266 
Neva, 208 
Nicholas, 13, 20, 22, 37, 42, 50, 56, 77, 82, 

93, 105, 151. 180, 225, 330 
Nicholas, Jr., 93 
Nicholas Farber, 85, 150 
Nicholas N., 84, 150, 222 
Nicholas P., Jr., 226 
Nicholas Peter, 149, 226 
Nicklas, 42 
Nina, 172 
Nora, 188, 244 
Norma Gertrude, 224 
Norman, 183 

Ola Francis, 169 
Olga, 183 
Olive, 183, 312 
Oliver, 219, 257 
Ora May, 236 
Oren Sutton, 184, 241 
Orilla, 77, 82 
Osborn, 195 
Oscar, 163, 241 
Oscar S., 257 

Parker, 329 

Parker Holland, 330 

Patience, 82 

Patty Ann, 181 

Paul, 229 

Paul F., 22, 90, 228 

Paul Farber, 85, 151 

Paul Martin, 212 

Pearl, 151, 240 

Percy, 240, 257 

Perley B., 234 

Permelia Ann, 256 

Peter, 24, 28, 29, 37, 43, 61, 66, 81, 84, 103, 

131. 135- 146, 151. 174. I75, 216, 327, 332, 

Peter, Jr., 135, 146 
Peter A., 332, 333 
Peter Alphcous, 159 
Peter C, 106, 181 
Peter Emerson, 230 
Peter F., 117, 134, 196 
Peter Field, 68, 136 

Ryerson — continued 
Peter Francis, 214 
Peter G., 103 
Peter H., 93, 163 
Peter M., 59, 119, 120, 198 
Peter M., Jr., 121 
Peter N., 149 
Peter Nicholas, 83 
Peter Smith, 194, 243 
Peter T., 243 
Phoebe, 23, 53, 109, 112, 121, 122, 123, 144, 

201, 203, 315, 316, 317, 330 
Phoebe Ann, 124, 200, 249 
Philander, 182, 329 
Philander C, 256 
Philip, 256 
Phyllis Adams, 237 
Pieter, 63, 132 
Piatt, 61 

Polly, 35, 44, 54, 63, 65, 71 
Price, 229 
Price v., 152 
Priscilla J., 255 
Prof., 175 
Rachel, 29, 65, 73, 142, 143, 223, 245, 253, 

Rachel Ann, 104, 178, 218, 248 
Rachel Catherine, 105 
Raena, 238 
Ralph, 170, 244, 260 
Ralph Spear, 195, 245 
Ramah Richard, 230 
Ramah Russel, 230 
Ratie, 247 
Ray P., 146 
Raymond, 236, 244 
Raymond McDonald, 232 
Reading, 46, 99, 101 
Rebecca, 24, 25, 26, 59, 117 
Rebecca Jane, 146 
Rebecca (Van der Scheuren), 5 
Regina Elizabeth, 328 
Reson F., 54, no 
Reson F., Jr., in 
Reson Spaulding, no, 188 
Reuben J., 193 
Reyer, 266, 268, 3n 
Reyer Adriaence, 3n 
Rhutillus, 172 
Rhutillus Andrew, 172, 237 
Richard, 10, 12, 30, 62, 64, 129, 131, 137, 143, 

207, 209, 212, 224, 256, 312, 317 
Richard, Jr., 64, 132, 208 
Richard, Sr., 64 
Richard A., 42, 91, 174 
Richard Allen, 90, 158 
Richard Dexter, 168 
Richard F., 70, 136 
Richard G., 30, 63 
Richard Jenks, 96 
Richard Martin, 207 
Richard Maurice, 230 
Richard P., 246 
Richard R., 231 
Richard Ramah, 159, 230 
Richard Van Houtcn, 226 



Ryerson — continued 

Ryerson — continued 

Richard Wiggins, 128, 206 

Sarah Elma, 202 

Richard William, 120 

Sarah P., 199 

Robert, 195, 244 

Sarah Havilah, 141 

Robert Colfax, I20, 198, 248 

Sarah (Hopkins), 127 

Robert E., 226 

Sarah J., 134, 179 

Robert Ed way, 193 

Sarah Jane, 100, 133, 140, 145 

Robert Haggerty, 155 

Sarah (Kipp), 175 

Robert Nichol, 106, 181 

Sarah (Laswell), 109 

Roderick, 176, 216 

Sarah Lavina, 161 

Rosa (O'Neil), 245 

Sarah Louise, 207, 209 

Rosalie, 182 

Sarah M., 326 

Rosanna, 203 

Sarah Maria, 126 

Rose, 194 

Sarah Parsons, 94 

Rosetta, 172 

Sarah (Stratton), 118 

Rosewell G., 175 

Sarah Turner, 41 

Rosina, 162, 163, 177 

Sarah (Westervelt), 22 

Rossmore, 244 

Sarah (Winslow), 96, 100 

Rowena, 168 

Saratje, 10 

Roxanna, 152 

Sarepta, 151 

Roy, 227 

S. B., 333 

Roy King, 219 

Seeley, 90, 152 

Ruby, 227 

Seth, 53, 112 

Russel Percy Cleveland, 237 

Seth Williams, 255 

Ruth, 228, 236, 257 

Sheridan, 186 

Ruth Eveleth, 100 

Sherman, 169 

Ruth Jannette, 229 

Silas C, 174 

Ruth Marion, 149 

Silas Curtis, 102, 173 

Ryer, i, 6, 10, 26, 56, 118, 311, 31 


Simeon, 49, 71, 72, 73, 99, loi, 138, 139, 167, 

Ryer J., 333 

218, 220, 257 

Ryer Martense, 23 

Simeon Waldo, 102 
Simon Holland, 329 

Sabre, 140 

S. Jennie, 147 

Sadie, 228 

Smith, 112 

Sadie Rowena, 235 

Solon 0., 102 

Sally, 96, 193. 311 

Sophia, 138, 218, 219, 330 

Sally Ann, 106, 317 

Sophia (Holland), 329 

Sally (Parsons), 96 

Sophia Howard, 52, 115 

Samuel, 22, 23, 41, 44, 49, 50, 51, 



Sophia Mehetable, in 

95, 96, 108, 109, no, 112, 128, 



Sophia (Ruggles), 33 

182, 186, 187, 188, 195,207,240 



Sophronia, 57, n7, 120, 164 

243, 245, 313 

Spencer, 206, 238, 252 

Samuel, Jr., 52, 106, 183 

Stanley Moulton, 237 

Samuel A., 215 

Stella, 190 

Samuel Brewen, 205 

Stephen, 60, 76, 123, 139, 143, 219 

Samuel Ellis, 73, 142 

Stephen De Lancy, 71, 139, 221 

Samuel Harris, 106, 182 

Stockton Halstead, 156 

Samuel Leroy, 253 

Stuart, 240 

Samuel M., 221 

Susan, 107, nS, 128, 137, 148, 153, 165, 200, 

Samuel Meeker, 140, 221 

226, 332 

Samuel Winslow, 100, 171 

Susan Ann, 141 

Samuella, 241 

Susan P., 317 

Sarah, 3, 7, 8, 10, 23, 28, 29, 32, 41, 43 


Susan Parker, 157 

53. 56, 59. 62, 71, 85, 91, 92, 93 



Susanna, 68 

108, 112, 120, 122, 124, 127, 



Susanne, 44, 132, 3n 

139. 143. 152, 181, 182, 189, 



Susanne Winslow, 100 

204, 207, 209, 221, 253, 255, 266 



Sussanne, 99 


Sylvester, 153 

Sarah Ann, 168, 198 

Syntje, 3, 7, 8 

Sarah (Brown), 216 

Sarah Catherine, 70, 194 

Talula Bell. 192 

Sarah (Coss), 91 

Terence Reilly, 31 

Sarah (Debevoise), 12 1 

Teunis, 25 

Sarah E., 165, 201, 212 

Thaxter, 96 

Sarah Eliza, 247 

Theodore, 161, 206, 214, 231, 245, 25 

, 260 

Sarah Elizabeth, 151, 153, 231 

Theodore, Jr., 231, 252 



Ryerson — continued 
Theodore A., 231 
Thcodosia, 37 
Theunis, 10, 26, 29, 30, 63, 64, 65, 128, 134, 

Iheunis, Jr., 30, 62 
Thomas, 14, 39, 40, 42, 76, 87, 88, 91, 126, 

140, 151, 156, 180, 181, 240, 241 
Thomas Burnard Gilpen, 141 
Thomas C, 77, 143 
Thomas Chester, 197 
Thomas Coxe, 39, 88, 155 
Thomas Edward, 165, 234 
Thomas Egerton, 193 
Thomas F., 117, 195 
Thomas J., 125 
Thomas Mandeville, 231 
Thomas Martin, 250 
Thomas Russel, 231 
Tilley S., 124 
Tina Myrtle, 170 
Tryphena, 184 
Tunis, 30, 64 
Tunis, Jr., 37 

Union, 200 
Uriah, 332 
Uriah C, 163 
Usual Crane, 93, 162 
Uzal Haggerty, 155 

Van Buren, 176 

Vera, 160 

Verda, 246 

Verna, 227 , 

Vesta, 164, 233 

Victoria I., 228 

Vida, E. F. (Marsh), 260 

Vincent, 162 

Viola, 217 

Violet, 257 

Virginia, 328 

Walburg, xiii 

Wallace, 46, loi, 167, 235 

Walter, 151, 176, 191, 239, 247 

Walter F., 235 

Walter G., 256 

Walter Scott, 166 

Washington, 108, 186 

Welthea Ann, 137 

Wesley, 163, 200 

Wesley Frank, 250 

Wessels, 87, 176 

Wilbur, 183, 251, 261 

Wilbur Coolev, 196 

Wilbur D., 218 

Wilhelmus, xi 

Wilhemina, 222 

Ryerson — continued 

William, 5, 7, 25, 38, 44, 54, 55, 56, 60, 85, 89, 
91, 94, 96, 99, 102, 107, 108, no, 112, 116, 
117, 123, 124, 126, 145, 151, 159, 160, 167, 
172, 176, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 192, 193, 
200, 201, 203, 219, 223, 224, 227, 242, 243, 

..Ai'^' ^5' ^50. 251, 256, 257, 25S, 331, 332 

William A., 90, 155, 204, 234 

William Abraham, 253 

William Anderson, 232 

William Arthur, 183 

William Arthur Egerton, 115 

William Ashfordby, 14, 42 

William Brown, 178 

William Cornelius, 144 

William Cornforth, 166 

VVilliam Craig, 217 

VVilliam Delos, 327 

William Drew, 153, 225, 229 

William Evans, 235 

William F., 117, 195, 250 

William Falls, 121, 198 

William Frederic, 200, 249 

William H., 107, 118, 150, 181, 184, 227, 240 

William Hartwick, 170 

William Henry, 194, 232, 242, 246 

William Holland, 329, 330 

William Howell, 167 

William J., 124, 201 

William Lincoln, 152, 228 

William M., no, 217 

William Martin, 156 

William N., 227 

William Newton, 135, 181, 215, 256 

William Newton, Jr., 256 

William Nicholas, 118, 197 

William Oren, 147 

William P., 246 

William R., 326 

William S., 216 

VVilliam Stillman, 136, 217 

William Theunis, 215 

William Tunis, 135 

Wuham v., 238 

William W., 118 

William Wellington, 192 

William Wesley, 174 

William Williams, 120 

Wilson, 93, 234 

Winslow George Marsh, 260 

Wode, 189 

Worthington, 108, 186 

Voris, 19 

Yoris Sterling, 191 

Zadoc Pierson, 93 
Zalissa Melvina, 167 
Zelda, 242 


, 250 



Amelia, 61 

Edwin, 61 

Hiram, 130 

Edgar, Jr., 100 

F. P., 94 

Georgianna, 201 

Abraham, 62, 119 

Abraham A., 224 

Adam, 118 

Andrew, 103, 105 

Annie F., 224 

Cornelius, 103 

Cornelius, V. R., 

David, 125, 137 

David Harry, 125 

Eliza Jane, 105 

Elizabeth, 119, 197 

Eva, 119 

Garret, 119, 311 
Gilliam, 118 , 

Hannah, 50, 104 . 
Henry G., 224 
Hester Ann, 137 
Jacob, 55 
James, 118 
Jane, 103 

Jermitje (Ryerson), 224 
John, 119, 137, 224 
John Henry, 332 
John T., 224 
Martha, 224 
Mary, 25, 137, 311 
Nicholas Z., 332 
Nantje, 104 
Polly, 311 

Rachel, 129, 208, 209 
Richard Henry, 137 
Sarah, 103, 208, 209 
Thomas, 119 
George, 26 
Sarah, 56 

George, 65, 66 
Joseph, S., 65 
Mary Elizabeth, 65 
Samuel Forbes, 65 

Ada (Ridgway), 237 
Alonzo S., 237 

Adams — continued 
Evi, 83 

Mabclle Ridgway, 237 


Edward Warren, 26 

Elizabeth, 26 

See Adriance 

Aafie, 269 

Abner, 281, 289 

Abraham, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272,277 278 

Abraham, Jr., 277 

Abraham J., 277, 282, 322 

Abraham P., 336 

Abraham VanVleeck, 282 

Adriaen, 269 

Adrian De.xter, 324 

Adriaentie, 335 

Adeline, 325 

Aeltje, 277 

Aentje, 277 

Albert, 269, 276, 278, 281, 288 

Alexander, 300 

Alice, 289, 296 

Alice Lossing, 291 

Allen H., 291 

Alletta, 277, 279, 303 

Alletta Ann, 282 

Amelia, 296 

Amelia Caroline, 287 

Anna, 277, 289, 291, 336 

Anna Belle, 298 

Anna Maria, 277 

Anna May, 300 

Anneke, 269 

Annetje, 315, 335 

Annie, 336 

Annie Elizabeth, 284 

Annie W. Raynor, 284 

Ashley Kimball, 322 

Benjamin, 324 

Blanche, 289 

Blandina Vander Hcyden, 284 

Caroline, 273, 278, 282, 285, 289, 335, 336 

Came D., 293 

Carry, 296 

Catalina, 271 

Cataline, 273 

Catalyn, 335 

Catalyna, 270 



Adriance — continued 

Adriance — continued 

Catherine, 278, 279, 286, 288, 322 

E. W., ix 

Catherine E., 335 

Fanny, 298 

Charles, 285, 288, 289, 294, 295, 324 

Femmetje, 272, 277, 315 

Charles E., 295 

Florence, 322 

Charles Henry-, 335 

Frances Henrietta, 277 

Charles Mortimer, 295 

Frances Stevens, 291 

Charles P., 285 

Francis, 288, 292 

Charles Piatt, 278, 285 

Francis B., 336 

Charlotte, 283 

Francis Henr>', 293 , 

Clara, 322 

Francis Vincent, 283 

Cora, 324 

Frank, 289, 290, 293, 296, 322 

Cornelia, 266 

Frank T., 294 

Cornelia Temple, 291 

Garret, 277, 283, 324, 325 

Cornelius, 269, 271, 276, 281, 282, 289 

Garret Daniel, 324 

Cornelius Wiltse, 285 

Garret W., 325 

Culver, 296 

Geertje, 266, 269, 335 

C. E., 335 

Geerty, 335 

Daniel, 321, 324, 336 

George, 270. 271, 272, 276, 281, 285, 288, 

Daniel G., 325 

289, 293, 336 

Daniel Garret, 324 

George Brinckerhoff, 286, 296 

Daniel J., 322 

George H., 284, 288, 292, 298 

Daniel Theodore, 294 

George H., Jr., 292 

Datus, 288 

George Newton, 299 

David G., 324 

George Plumb, 282 

Delta, 298 

George Washington, 283 

Diana, 278, 280, 282, 287 

Gerrardina. 278 

Dora, 293 

Gertrude, 291 

Dora D., 298 

Gosen, 268, 315 

Dorothy Allen, 293 

Gozen, 268 

Edgar, 290, 296 

Grace, 300, 324, 336 

Edith, 294, 296 

G. W., 284 

Edmund, 287 

Halsey, 324 

Edna, 296, 298 

Hannah, 325 

Edward, 282, 285, 288, 289, 290, 295 

Harold Davis, 299 

Edward B., 295 

Harold Reeves, 324 

Edward Hardey, 299 

Harriet, 288 

Edward Humphrey, 290, 299 

Harriet Newell, 286 

Edward Newton, 299 

Harris Ely, 292 

Edwin, 278, 294 

Harris Ely, Jr., 292 

Edwin Holmes, 292 

Harn,', 300 

Effie, 298 

Hattie, 336 

Effie Locke, 299 

Helen, 295 

Elbert, 266, 269, 270, 271, 277, 301 

Helen Lawrence, 291 

Eliza, 278 

Helena, 335 

Elizabeth, 276, 277, 278, 281, 286, 288, 289, 

Henrietta, 293, 335 


Henr>', 276. 283, 291, 322 

Elizabeth Ann, 282, 286 

Herbert Seymour, 325 

Elizabeth Eyraud, 283 

Horace, 288 

Ella, 295 

Howard North, 299 

Ellen, 290, 336 

Ida, 278, 279, 300 

Ellen Jane, 322 

Ida (Schenck), 278 

Elmer, 322 

Irene, 300 

Elsie, 272 

Isaac, 270, 272, 273, 276, 278, 280, 286, 287, 

Elwin, 288, 295 

290, 293, 335, 336 

Emeline, 282 

Isaac R., 279, 286 

Emery, 298 

Isaac Reynolds, 292, 300 

Emily, 293 

lasac T., 278, 284 

Emma, 336 

I. Reynolds, ix 

Emmeret, 288 

Jacob, 270, 271, 276, 277, 281, 282, 289, 290, 

Emmerette, 298 

298, 321, 322 

Emory Rogers, 299 

Jacob T., 278, 285 

Eugene, 296 

Jacoba, 268 

Evelyn Chamberlain, 299 

Jacobus, 275 

James, 276, 281, 288, 289, 293, 294, 298 

Everett, 322, 323 

Everett, Jr., 323 

James B., 289, 300 



Adriance — continued 

James Bogardus, 285, 295 

James Bogardus, Jr., 295, 300 

James Franklin, 289 

James Lawrence, 283 

James Ruthven, 292 

Jan, 272, 277 

Jane, 266, 275, 284, 293, 336 

Jane (Bogardus), 296 

Jane Erskine, 293 

Jane Hardenburgh, 292 

Jannetje, 266 

Jesse, 288 

Johannes, 335 

John, 272, 273, 277, 278, 280, 282, 284, 286, 

287, 288, 290, 293, 296, 299, 322 
John Alfred, 291 
John B., 285 

John Chamberlain, 290, 299 
John Erskine, 292 
John J., 322 
John K., 289 
John P., 284, 292 
John Pierre, 300 
John Rice, 286 
John S., 280 
John Sabine, 297 
John Thomas, 325 
JohnV.,282, 289, 296 
John VV., 281, 288, 322 
John Wills, 299 
Joris, 270, 271, 272, 276 
Joseph, 281,293 
Joseph T., 284 
Judith, 282 
Julia, 284 

Julia Ann Price, 291 
Julia Louisa, 291 
Killetie (Swartwout), 287 
Leroy, 288, 289 
Letitia, 273, 278, 279 280,287 
Lillian, 324 
Lillie Emma, 298 
Linnette, 290 
Lizzie, 296 
Louisa, 281 
Louisa A., 29s 
Louisa Graves, 291 
Lucy Margaret, 298 
Lydia, 322 
Lydia Ann, 281 

Margaret, 266, 272, 279, 284, 287, 296 
Margaret S., 280 
Margaret Smith, 294 
Marguerite Piatt, 292 
Maria, 276, 277, 278, 279, 284, 335 
Marie Ruthven, 292 
Marietta, 299 
Marion Campbell, 300 
Marion Winchester, 299 
Marritie, 335 
Marten, 266 
Martha, 286, 294, 295 
Martin, 301 
Martin J., 322 

Adriance — continued 

Mary, 276, 277, 278, 287, 291, 293, 296, 324 

I\Iar>- Ann, 287. 325 

Mary Elizabeth, 290, 294 

Mary E. P., 289 

Mary Frances, 285 

Mary G., 336 

Mary J., 298 

Mary Polly, 280 

Maud, 324 

Minnie, 288 

Minnie J., 322 

Mvrtle E., 299 

Nelltje, 266 

Newton R., 290, 299 

Odelon, 288 

Otis, 288 

Peter, 279, 287, 289, 296 

Phoebe, 276, 277, 278 

Phoebe Ann, 282 

Polly, 277 

Rachel, 281 

Rebecca, 325 

Rem, 266, 269, 270, 271, 272, 274, 275, 276, 
279. 336 

Reyer, 266, 268 

Rhoda, 299 

Richard, 276, 281 

Richard E., 335 

Robert, 296 

Ruth, 325 

Samuel Brown, 290 

Samuel Winchester, 296 

Sarah, 268, 271, 272, 275, 276, 278, 281, 289, 

293, 294, 335 
Sarah Gonsalves, 291 
Sarah Jane, 285 
Sarah Marjorie, 299 
Sarah (Thorn), 296 
Seymour, 325 
Stephen, 281, 322 
Susan, 280 

Susan (Monfoort), 289 
Theodore, 294 

Theodorus, 271, 272, 276, 278, 285, 287, 335 
Thomas, 282, 287, 290, 298 
Thomas Bloodgood, 291 
Thomas F., 291 
Thomas Jefferson, 281 
Thomas Mesnard, 282, 290, 291 
Thomas Storm, 280, 287, 296 
Tunis Brinckerhoff, 285, 293 
V'anderpoel, 297 
Violet, 322 
Walter, 284 
Walter Maxwell, 299 
Walter Scott, 322 
Walter W., 300 
Warren B., 295 

William, 277, 282, 285, 288, 290, 295, 296, 335 
William Allen, 293 
William Allen, Jr., 293 
William Franklin, 291 
William G., 324 
William H., 289, 290, 291, 298 
William Jacob, 299 



Adriance — continued 
William Joseph, 291 
William L., 322 

Lambert, 321 

Ruth E., 172 

Archange, 52 
James, 52 

James, 204 

Hannah, 1 13 
John, 113 

Edmund, 328 
Leslie Edmund, 328 
Matthew Wilmot, 328 

Louisa M., 259 
Eliza, 255 
Rissy, 255 
Mr., 205 

Elizabeth, 69 
Hannah, 42, 90 
Joseph, 90 
Maria, 219 
Mr., 165 
Richard, 90 
Robert, 104 
Seth, 46 
Thomas, 90 
William, 163 

Sarah, 332 

Sarah, 289 

Martha, 81 

Miss, 287 
Ann, 36 
David, 36 
Elizabeth S., 223 
Isaac, 36 
John, 223 
Richard P., 162 

Berncie, 227 
Earl, 227 

Abraham H., 92 
Anna Mary Linn, 89 
Calvin, 92 
Cornelia, 92 
Eleanor, 93 
Elizabeth, 92 
Ellen, 16 
George, 202 
George Edgar, 93 
Harriet Louise, 93 

Anderson — continued 

Jane, 92, 93 

Jeremiah Milbank, 93 

John, 17 

John Bowker, 92 

Margaret, 27 

Margaret Amelia, 88 

Margaret G. (Linn), 88 

Marielle Ryerson, 88 

Mary Louis, 92 ' 

Minnie, 93 

Reuben B., 27 

Rose A., 207 

Sarah, 151 

Sarah Matilda, 92 

Theodore Frelinghuysen, 

Thomas Ryerson, 89 

William, 92 

William Frederick, 93 

William T., 88 

William Thornton, 88 

Major, 313 

Clara, 95 

Eliazbeth, loi, 325 

Nettie, 219 

Antje, 7 

Harman, 7 

Gov., 265 

Jane, 174, 238 

Arnold A., 213 

Ethel, 213 

Pardon, 213 

l5eborah, 282, 290 

W. K., 153 

Harr>-, 221 

Hannah, 72 

Sarah, a 

Xancy, 30, 69 

William, 215 

Aaron, 321 

Arie, 321 

John, 321 

Lambert, 321 

Cora, 255 

Cynthia, 19 


Mary, 113,334 

Kate, 197 

Daniel, 126 




Mr., 282 

Alida, 339 

Andrew, 338 

Ann, 339 

Catherine, 339 

Catrina 337.339 

Edward, 339 

Elenor, 337, 339 

Johana, 338 

John, 338, 339 

Jordan, 338 

Margaret, 338 

Muriel, 338 

Providence, 339 

Susanna, 337, 339 

William, 337, 338, 339 

William, 337 

Elinor, 14 

William, 14 

Mary, 163 

Helen May, 174 

Eugene Felix, 216 

Jan, 3 

Johanna, 3 

Maria, 3 

Barbara, 186 

Aaron, 321 

Abraham, 321 

Abraham I., 322 

Ann, 321 

Arie, 321 

Cornelia (Naugle), 321 

Daniel, 321, 324 

Elenor (Van Vallen), 322 

Elizabeth, 321, 322 

Garret, 321,322 

Jacob, 321 

John, 321,322 

John Resolvent, 321 

Lambert, 321 

Maria, 321 

Vroutes, 321 

Anna Perry, 107 

Edwin, 183 

Elizabeth Alice, 107 

Emma Marie, 107 

Fannie, 107 

Flora, 107 

Francis Albert, 107 

George Ryerse, 107 

Gordon Edward, 107 

Jefferson, 183 

JohnS., 107 

Austin — continued 

Olive, 183 

Ovid, 183 

Pearl, 183 

Phoebe Ann, 107 

George, 155 

George Haskell, 155 

Grace Adelia, 155 

Martin Boen, 155 

Robert Elmer, 155 

Sarah Opal, 155 


Lawrence, 295 

William Frederick, 336 

Mary, 150, 227 

John, 237 

Ann Delia, 84 

Bessie Munson, 84 

Celia, 47 

Daniel, 83, 147, 225 

Elizabeth, 193 

Eugene, 168 

Georgianna, 193 

Gertrude, 168 

Hannah, 147 

Henry, 15 

Jessie, 183, 241 

Jane (Van Nostrand), 147, 225 

Martha, 193 

Mary, 241 

Matilda, 147, 225 

Matthew, 83 

Matthew Grant, 83 

Rhoda, 193 

Sarah Louise, 83 

Sarah M., 83 

Sarah Maria (Ferrier), 83 

William, 193, 241 

Bessie (Rayner), 91 

Jeremiah, 176 

John H., 122 

Louis, 250 

Nancy, 176 

Nancy (Salmon), 176 

R.S., 176 

Sarah, 224 

Stephen, 59 

Jennie, 231 

Ann, 126,203 

Deborah, 34 

Elisha, 280 

John, 34 

Joseph, II 

L. M., 202 

Moses, 19 

William, 68 




Dr., loi 
Martin, 129 
Mr., 129 

Abraham D., 30 
Cornelia, 315 

Eliza, 69 ^ ^ 

Elizabeth (Van Idenstyne), 69 
George, 69 
Gertrude, 31 
John, 84, 162 
Lavina (Westervelt), 84 
Matilda, 332 
Rachel Ann, 162 
Richard J., 162 

Jack Carlyle, 150 
William Herbert, 150 
William J., 150 
Samuel L., 150 

Augustus, 20 
Carrie H., 233 
Edith K., 153 
James, 153 

James Ryerson, Jr., 153 
Mary, 153 
James King, 149 
Jessie (Miller), 149 
John, 137, 149 
Margaret (King), 149 
Thomas, 149 
Thomas K. K., 149 

Andrew, 86 
Anne, 195. 244 
David Ryerson, 86 
Joseph, 98 
Louise, 86 
Mary, 195. 244 
Myron, 86 

Robert, 283 
William Carey, 108 

Henry W., 307 
Albert, 45 
Alonzo F., 45 
Charles, 45 
Frank, 45 
Fred, 45 
George, 131 
Joshua, 102 
Mary B., 49, 102 
PollvB.,49, 102 
Sarah, 45 

Abraham Garrison, 56 
Adrian Bogart, 56 
Corymus, 6 
Daniel Van Horn, 56 
Eliza Catherine, 56 

Bartholf — continued 
Elizabeth, 26, 56 
Gilliam Ryerson, 56 
Guiliaem, 6 
Henry, 56 
James, 56 
Maria, 56 
Robert Sharp, 56 
William Westervelt, 56 
Bartholomew « 

J. H., 108 

Grace, 190 
Hugh, 190 
James, 190 
Melvin, 190 
Olive, 236 
Sarah, 29 
William, 279 

.'Xnthony, 30 

Emma, 127 

Alonzo, 126 

Sarah, 17 

Addie, 254 

Ellen, 181 
Ellen Mills, 66 
Robbins, 66, 181 

Benjamin, 108 
Col., 239 

Nancy J., 77 

Mary Eliza, 283, 291 
Hester, 291 
William, 291 

Sarah Elizabeth, 283 

Mr., 134 

Abraham Ryerson, 56 
Adelia, 57 
Adella, 57 
Ann, 143 
Anna Maria, 57 
Anthony, Jr., 117 
Anthony C, 26 

Catherine Francis, 57 

Charles B., 26, 66 

Conrad, 26, 66 

Elizabeth, 57 

Ellen, 56 

Emma, 57 

Emma Augusta, 66 

Emma S., 26 

George, 26, 66, 143 

George, Jr., 143 

Gilbert S., 57 



Beam — continued 

Bedell — continued 

Gilliam, 57 

Stella, 203 

Henry, 57 

Susan, 203 

James Bertholf, 26 


.ohn,26, 57 

Edward, 274 

Elizabeth M., 239 

ohn Harvey, 57 



Agnes, 81 

oseph, 56 

Ernest, 81 

oseph Henry, 57 
; osiah, 26 

Herman, 80 

Peter, 80 

,ouisa Frances, 57 


Margaret, 26 

Julia, 47 

Margaret M. M.,26 


Maria, 57 

John, 9 

Maria Garrison, 26 


Martin Ryersom, 26 

Annie, 91 
Loisa, 152, 229 

Peter Mead, 26, 66 

Rebecca, 26 


Sally, 55, 117 

Frederick, 284 
Sarah E., 284 

Sarah, 26, 56, 117 

Sarah Louisa, 57 

Walter Adriance, 284 

Simon Demaray, 26 

Sophronia, 26 
Virginia, 57 
William, 57 
William H., 26, 66 

Emma, 192 

Hazel, 223 
Jane, 127,204 
John, 192, 222, 223 
Marv, 81 

Dana, 99 
Joseph, 100 

Viola, 223 

Sebastian, 211 

iMarius, 65 

^jX, 44 

Geoffrey, 338 

Eli, 75 

Cornelia (Smith), 232 

Emily W., 75 

David, 232 
Martha M., 232 

Josephine, 120 



William, 77 

Charles, 15 


Eleanor (Armstrong), 115 

Alida, 21 

Emily Eliza, 115 

Carrie, 84 

John, 15, 115, 337, 339 

Mr., 207 

Robert, 337 

William, Jr., 15 



Jeurian, 335 

Abigail Frances, 102 

Johan Jeuriaenszen, 335 

Alta Gladys, 260 


Annatie, 267 

Carrie, 90 

Annie L., 132 


Benjamin, 132 

Abigail, 203 

Charles Asa, 175 

Daniel, 202 

Ella, 260 

Delia, 203 

Femmetje (Rapelje), 268 

Eden, 203 

Franklin Ryerson, 175 

Elizabeth A., 75 

Frederick G., 175 

Etta, 203 

Frederick K. Smith, 175 

Hannah, 9 

Frederick Ryerson, 175 

John, 9 

Garfield, 109 

Lansing, 202 

Harry, 260 

Mary, 126, 202 

Hattie, 132 

Nora, 203 

Ida C, 175 

Robert H., 75 

Jan, 267, 268 

Ruth, 203 

Jane, 303 

Sarah, 203 

Jeronimus, 267, 268 

Sarah (Sexton), 202 

John, 268 


Bennett — continued 

Bergen — continued 

John VV., 132 

Joris Hanse, 8 

Nelltje, 268 

Lysbeth, 3 

Phoebe, 268 

Mrs., 60 

Phoebe (Rapelje), 268 

Pieter, 3 

Rem, 267 

Sarah, 200, 308 

Sarah, 267 

Teunis G., 8 

William, 268 

Tunis T., 305 



Alice, 168 

Sarah, 222 . 

Charles, 168 


Daisy, 168 

Pieter, 8 

Eglert, 305 


Elbridge, 168 

Agnes, 2 

Frank, 168 

Albert, 37 

Margaret, 296 

Ann Maria, 27 

Ruth A., 168 

Anna, 2 

William, 168 

Catalina, 3 


Catalina (Ryerson), 3 

Gideon, 34 

Catalyna, i 

James, 32, 34 

Cathalyna, 7, 26 

. ames, Jr., 34 

Catherine, 37 

esse, 33 
Le Vose, 33 

Debora, i 

Deborah, 306, 307 

Sarah (Hackelton), 33 

Eleanor, 2 

Thomas, 34 

Eleanor Mansfield, 122 


Elenor, 2 

Albert, 25, 69 

Elizabeth, 2, 65, 68 

Ann, 36 

Henry, 2 

Caroline, 25 

Hester, 2 

Charity (Van Winkle), 36 

Jacob, 2 

Christina, 25 

Jacob, Jr., 2 

David, 69 

Jacobus, I 

Dirck, 30 

emina, 3 
Johanna, 2 

Garrabrant Van Houten, 36 

Jacob, 25 

ohn, 2, 281 

Jacobus, 25 

Laura, 2 

James, 25 

Maria, I, 2 

. ames D. 25 

Maria (Roome), 26 

ohannes, 30 

Margaret, 2 

. ohn, 25, 30, 35 

Martin, I, 26 

John R., 35 

Martin J., 2 

John Ryerson, 69 

Martin R., 2 

Margaret, 25 

Martin Ryerson, 2 

Maria, 25 . 

Mary, 2 

Marregnetje, 30 

Mrs. John (De Gray), 11 

Nancy, 69 

Paulus, 3 

Rebecca, 25 

Peter, 2 

Richard, 30, 36, 104 

Rachel, 3 

Rinear J., 35, 36 

Rebecca, 2 

Sarah, 25 

Richard, 121 

William, 25 

Samuel, i, 2, 3 


Samuel, Jr., 2 

Antje, 308 

Samuel Roome, 2 

Derrick, 3 

Sarah, 2, 3 

Elizabeth, 3 

Thomas R., 209 

Fanny, 123 

Walter, 3, 307 

Gerrit, 3 

William, 2 

Hans, 8, 269 

William Lloyd Garrison, 2 

Hans Hanse, 266, 308 


Hans Hansen, xiv 

. acob, 123, 308 
acob L., 250 

Pieter, 8 ' 


. ohanna, 3 

Albert, 72 

. ohannis, 3 


. ohn, 200 

David, 18 





Corymus, 6 

Amos, 48 

Guiliaem, 6 

Amos R., 48 

Racliel, 26, 327 

Gladys, 48 


Hazel, 48 

Anthony, 30 

Henry, 48 


Jonathan G., 48 
Mark N., 48 

Marretjen, 337 

Robert, 337 

Sarah, 9 



MilHcent, 9 

Elizabeth, 106 



Andries, 58 

Julius A., 61 

Anna, 274 


Cornelia W., 58 

Ada, 141 

Cornell Van Wyck, 274 


Dubois, 58 

Anna, 290 

ohn, 274 
onathan D., 58 

William, 290 


.etitia Van Wyck, 274 

Fanny, 123 

Louis, 58 

Maria, 123 

Mary, 58 

William, 123 

Wilhelmus, 274 



David N., 65 

Henry Joseph, 225 

Ellen, 65 

Irene L., 225 

Henry, 65 

Joseph, 225 
Katie, 225 

John, 130 


Lincoln H., 225 

Harriet, 281 

Nellie Edith, 225 

Oliver, 182 


Rebecca, 204 

W. S., 179 

Walter F., 283 



Lillian, 185, 242 

Alvah, 323 


Betsy (Rollins), 236 

Cecely, 338 

Elizabeth E., 236 

John, 338 
Muriel, 338 

Jane, 6 

Jane (Gautier), 6 

Robert, 338 

Jean, 6 


Joseph N., 93 

Alma, 147, 225 

Lucretia H„ 322, 323 

Edith Isabel, 164 

Samuel, 236 

Frank, 164 


Gertrude, 163 

John D., 84 

Leah (Demarest), 84 

James H., 163 

James Herbert, 163 

Richard, 84 

May, 163 

Sarah B., 84 


Sarah (Banta), 84 

Charles Colburn, 164, 233 


Ella Gertrude, 233, 259 

F:mma, 251 

Ida Estelle, 233 

Katie, 252, 261 


Robert, 18 

Nathaniel, 117 



Adrianna, 289 

Abigail Ann, 131, 210 

Warren, 289 



Mr., 63 

Antoinette, 202 

Seaburn, 63 

Eliza, 145 


Elizabeth, 9 

Klias, 303 

John, 106 
Martha, 106 

Jane Elizabeth, 282, 289 


Raymond, 126 

Annetje Tunise, 270 

Susan J., 202 

Francis, 217 

William, 202 

Henry, 217 



Bogart — continued 
Jane, 231 

Maria Jane, 35. 76 
Mary Jane, 35 

Sopenia, 31 
Tunis G., xiv, 269 

Edward, 21 

Elizabeth (Deshler), 21 
Francis Cranstown, 21 
Eva, 128 
George, 128 
Georgina, 295 
Jane, 63, 128 

Countess, 338 
Eugenia, 231 

Addie L., 295 

Hiram C., 211 

John, 17 

Marius, 127 

Thankful, 47 

George R., 205 
John Ryerson, 205 
Robert, 205 

Clara, 90 

Ida, 33 

Jane (Strawbridge), 238 
Susan E., 175. 238 
William, 238 

Emily M., 90, 157 
John Joseph, 157 

Abraham, 189 
Lewis, 189 
Norah, 189 

Martha, 14, 337 

Anna, 208 

Charlotte Augusta, 55 
Francis Elizor, 55 
George Luke Ryerson, 55 
Gideon, 54 
Henry, 55 
Hettie Stickney, 55 
John, 54. 55 
Joseph Ryerson, 55 
Abel, 163 
Charles Merrel, 163 

Bosworth — continued 

Edwin, 163 

Edwin E., 163 

Mabel, 163 

Maud, 163 

Norman, 163 

Aureilla Hunt, 282 

John, 108 

Adrienna, 328 

Louis Joseph, 328 

Marilla, 240 

Perdilla, 240 

Frank, 116 

John, 63 

Julia, 194 

Esther, 328 

Betsey, 171 
Charles, 151 

Helen Louise Frances, 171 
John Farmer, 171 
Reuben, 171 

Jennie, 85 

Mary, 92 
Mr., 70 
William, 213 

Alice, 161 

Isabella H., 291 
Joseph W., 140 

Eleanor, 80, 145 
Amy, 17 
Anastatia, 17 
Mary, 17 
Samuel, 16 
Theodosia, 16 
Asa, 334 
Jane A., 334 

Martha, 108, 186 

Josephine, 164 
Maria H., 313 

John, 196 

Andrew, 206 
Andrew L., 206 
Augusta S., 206 
Elmirah Rich, 206 
John R., 206 



Bragaw — continued 
Kate Estelle, 206 
Maria, 277 
Mary Etta, 206 

Mar\- (Hamilton) (Leveridge), 206 
Milu. 206 
Lucy E., 307 
Samuel, 307 
Brauer ■ 

Eliza, 200 

Anna U., 254 

Rudolph, 201 

Frances, 96, 171 
George, 96 
Johanna, 195 
Stephen, 171 

Col., 241 

Jane, 62, 127 

Jannatjc, 7 

George, 96 
Willard, 226 

Charles H., 130 
Dorothy Woodruff, 215 
Fred G., 279 
John, 215 

Mary Adelaide, 130 

Edith Grace, 168 
Elizabeth (Johnson), 168 
Ethel Cora, 168 
Joseph, 168 
Lafayette, 168 

Capt., 167 
George, 95 

Angeline, 81 

Cornelia, 293 
Mary, 278, 285 

Abraham, 271, 272 

Abraham D., 284 

Aeltje, 266, 272 

Aeltje (Couwenhoven), 266 

Annetje (Bogart), 303 

Cordelia, 284 

David R., 37 

Dirk, 266 

Elizabeth, 8 

Elizabeth (Wiltse), 286 

Femmetje (Remsen), 272 

George, 277, 286 

Hcndrick, 302 

Jane, 278, 284 

Jannetje (Van Voorhees), 303 

Johannes, 271, 303 


Brinckerhoff — cont inu 
John, 303 
Joris, 303 

Joris Abramse, 270 
Margaret, 279, 286 
Margaret Ann, 336 
Miss, 304 
Neeltje, 301, 303 
Pelatiah, 128, 206 
Richard Henry, 287 
Sarah, 269, 270, 271 
Stephen, 336 
Margaret D., 27 

Albert, 211 

Dora, 150 

Gen., 83 

Nancy, 273 

George, 184 
Susan, 2ig 

Arthur Sayer, 147 
Henry Holbert, 147 
John Romeyn, 147 

Gen., I II 

Major Henry, 3 
Cecelia, 203 
C. H., 203 

Frederick, 134 

Blanche, 227 

Frederick VV., 58 

John, 155 

Mary A., 155 

Peter, 84 

Ann, 206 

Anne, 252 

Jacob, 157 

Jane Maria (De Riemer), 157 

Margaret, 88, 157 
B rower 

Alje, 266 

Charlotte Amelia, 127 

Daniel, 6 

Harry, 127 

Harry C, 127 

Hessel, 5 

Marie, 127 

Mary (Konig), 6 

Sarah Louise, 127 

Susannah, 6 

Tunis C, 127 

Tunis Clarence, 127 

Tunis Cooper, 127 

Ulrich, 5 




Alanson C, 259 
Alanson D., 233 
Alanson David, 259 
Ann Elizabeth, 83 
Anna, 54. "O 
Anna Elizabeth, 225 
Anna Houston, 84 
Anna M., 197 
Arthur, 201 
Charles VV., 259 
David, 22 

Delia (Ryerson), 225 
Edward, 214 
Elizabeth, 22, 134. I5i 
Estelle, 259 
Ethel, 134 
Fannie, 84 
Frank 151- 2°! 
Helena C, 259 
Henry, no 
Jennie M., 259 
John, 22, 77 
John Post, 134 
Joseph, 181 
Letitia, 231 
Lizzie R., 196. 246 
Lovanna A., 91 
Lulu, 151 
Lydia, 2 
Major, 197 
Margaret, no 
Mary Jane, 77 
Mary Mcllvaine, 121, 199 
Munson Ryerson, 84 
Nelson, 151 
Peter J., 83, 147, 225 
Rachel, 134. 214 
Ruth, 259 
Ryerson, 134 
Sarah D., i35 
Sarah Dean, 215 
Sukey, 160 
Theodore, 134 
Vesta Ryerson, 259 
Walter, 134 
Wilhelmina, 201 
William, 201 
William E., 201 

Minnie, 67 

Frederick, 71 

Caleb, 322 
Eliza (Merritt), 322 
Harriet Jane, 322 

John E., 48 „ ^ 

Lucy Ann (Howard), 167 
Rufus, 167 
Rufus, Jr., 167 

Ann, 288 

Lucius, 164 


Eliza, 71 

Richardson, 103 
Gov., 66 
Susan, 9 

Thomas, 141 
Buckman « 

Calvin, 164 

Mar>', 129 
Stephen A., 129 

Frederick, 60 
Jessie, 250 
Palmer, 60 

Mary, 105 

Ebenezer, 84 
Ephraim, 236 
Lucy, 84 

Mary Louise, 208 
Walter, 208 

Anne Rebecca, 219 
Charles Webster, 219 
Etta May, 219 
Frank, 219 
Georgina, 219 
John, 219 
John Murray, 219 
Joseph, 219 
Mabel, 219 
Martha, 219 
Thomas Le Roy, 219 

Callie Esther, 230 
Eunice A., 159 
Eunice Adelia, 230 

Aaron, 152 
Aloysios, 152 
Bertha Agnes, 152 
Charles J., 152 
Mary Isabel, 152 
Sarah, 152 

Gerritt, 3 

Louise, 323 

John, 2 

Catharine (Whitaker), 12 
Jan, 12 
J. J.. 58^ 
Maria, 58 
Mary, 70 
Samuel, 12 
Mary, 91 




George, 145 

Frank, 329 

Daniel, 56 

„ John, 133 


Maria, 58 

Mark, 55 


Elizabeth, 20 
John, 81 
Margaret, 96 
Sarah, 224, 258 
Aaron, 133 
Hester, 64, 133 

Helen, 299 
Hiram A., 299 
Julie Irene, 299 
Miss, 34 
Rex Lucius, 299 
Alfred, 248 
Ann Augusta, 248 
Frank Elmer, 248 
Jane Amanda, 248 
Maud E., 248 
Thomas Z., 248 

Albert Sidney, 283 
Annie Louise, 283 
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 283 
Charles Henry, 283 
Cotesworth Pinckney, 283 
Elizabeth Eyraud, 283 
Grayson, 283 
Grayson Donnelly, 283 
Katherine Adriance, 283 
Katherine Virginia, 283 
Lorenzo Gennet, 283 
Mabel, 283 
Robert Lee, 283 

Martha, 14, 337, 339 
Wilham, 337 

Susanna, 53, no 

Aaron, 160 
Abram, 143 
Ann, 160 
Betsey, 160 
Cornelia, 160 
Cornelius, 160 
Dinah, 160 
Eleanor, 160 
Hassel, 160 
Henry, 160 
Henry Hermanus, 160 
John, 160, 247 
Richard, 92, 160 
Sarah, 42, 92, 160 
Sophia, 160 


Cornelia, 26 

Anna Marshall, 67 

Charles, 67 

Charles Alfred, 67 

Ellen Mills, 67 

George F., 67 

Mary Elma, 67 

^ J; L., 159 


Charles C, 182 

Elizabeth, 276, 281 

Julia (Pettibone), 158 

Mary, 181 

Morton, 158 

Nicholas Murray, 135 

Nora, 158 

William Curtis, Jr., 135 

George Sydney, 171 

Charles R., 210 

Julia, 210 

Anna, 68, 136 

Ellen, 242 

Henry, 136, 242 

Herbert, 242 

Maud, 242 

Cecilia, 251, 261 

Anna Catherine, 
George VV., 147 
George VV., Jr., 147 



Abby, 196, 246 

Peter. 196 

Elizabeth, 91 

Aaron, 285 

Elizabeth, 66 

Elizabeth (Brookfield), 66 

Ephraim, 66 

Jacob Sayre, 66 

Jane, 67 

Nathaniel, 285 

Sarah, 278, 285 

William, 66 

Antoine, 210, 253 

Louis, 210 

Mary A., 210 

Ada Ferris, 292, 300 

Alfred McGregor, 67 

Anna, 150 

Anna Haines, 67 

Burton H., 67 

Catherine, 149 

Charles B., 67 



Campbell —continued 

Carothers — continued 

Col., 51 

Junie, 109 

Delia Rverson, 150 

Man,-, 109 

Elizabeth, 67 

Walter, 109 

Eva, 41 


Henry, 149 

Ada, 249 

Herbert R., 150 

Agnes (Cunningham) (Fulton), 148 

. ane Lorinda, 150 
. ohn W., 149, 150 

Ann Matilda, 9 

Caroline Emma, 148 

Cittie, 149 

Daniel, 148 

Nathan, 150 

Daniel B., 148 

Phoebe, 77 

Hannah, 148 

Robert Bruce, 67 

John J., 148 

Robert Warren, 67 

John Schenck, 148 


John W., Jr., 153 
John Whitefield, 153 

Jesse W., 226 

William, 226 

Mary Agnes, 148 


Mary (Sayer), 153 

Pearl, 253 

Mrs., 82 


Solomon, 153 

Priscilla, 139, 219 

Stephen, 123 



Donald, 258 

David, 117 

James, 258 

George, 117 


Hattie, 116 

Asa A., 48 

H. P., 127 

Bertha, 48 

Lester E., 175 

Dwight, 48 

Richard, 117 

Elton H., 48 

William, 117 

Esther, 48 


Ethel M., 48 

Maria, 184 

Harold Albert, 48 


Henry A., 48 

Mar>- Elizabeth, 214 

Henry Albert, 48 


Lizzie M., 48 

Annie, 21 

Maynard R., 48 

Bella, 21 

Milton, 48 

Ella, 20 

Raymond H., 48 

Fannie Boggs, 21 

Vera C, 48 

J. C, 236 


James Henry, 20 

Margaret, 118 

John, 20 
Mary, 20 


David, 177 

Ryerson, 20 

John, 177 

Samuel, 21 



Charles, 278 

Angeline, 109 

Lydia H., 57 

Celia, 109 


Fred, 109 

Abraham, 124 

Ira, 109 

Annie, 124 

Jessie, 109 

Daniel, 202 

John, 109 

Frederick, 204 

Junie, 109 

Harriet E., 303 

Milburn, 109 

Maria (Aiklev), 128, 204 

Mr., 200 

Sarah J., 204 

Myrtle, 109 

Silas, 204 

Tobias, 109 

Susan, 62, 126 

William, 109 

William, 124, 204 



Anna, 150, 227 

Angeline, no, 188 

Anna M., 186 

Charlotte, 108 

George Warren, Jr., 92 

Thomas, 333 



Elizabeth, 280 

Grover, 109 


Izeta, 109 

Agnes, 129 

Jacob, 109 

Agnes Jane, 129 

Casparo — continued 
Kllin Jane, 129 
Henry Anthony, 129 
Martin Adam, 129 

Fred, 213 

Charles, 213 
Fred, 213 
Hattie, 213 
John, 213 
William, 213 




E. S., 326 

Catherine, 266 

Margaret, 305 
Patrick, 301, 305 
Susan, 301, 305 

Nettie, 243 

Newton, 107 
Eliza, 290 
Francis, 99 
Miss, 99 

Ann (Beamer), 182 
Mary, 107, 182 
Rachel, 288 
Samuel, 106, 182 

Mellen, 45 

Maud Baker, 283 

Henry Ryerson, 235 
Herbert, 235 

Charles R., 176 

Bessie E., 237 
Charlotte (Owen), 237 
Eben, 237 

A. T., 184 

Gerard, 338 

Elizabeth, 79 
Rose, 96 

Peter, 218 

Elizabeth, 25 

rs., 143 


Elizabeth (Cann), 257 
Minnie, 32 
Miss, 98 
Nehemiah, 257 


Agnes Beatrice, 93 
Arthur Brigham, 93 
H. B.,93 

Horace Brigham, 93 

Adeline, 80 
Bessie, 81 
Caroline, 81 
Carry, 81 
David, 80 
Dorothy Ellen, 81 
George Riley, 8i 
Harry, 81 
Heber, 81 
Howard, 81 
John Calvin, 8i 
Madge, 81 
Martin Ryerson, 80 
Marvin W., 81 
Mary Jane, 80 
Milton, 81 
Muriel, 81 
Nelson, 80 
Olie Martin, 81 
Ora A., 81 
Orville, 81 
Raymond, 81 
Sarah, 80 
Vernon, 81 
William, 80 
Zada, 81 
David, 38 
Mary, 38 

Ann Amelia (Smith), 135 
Anna A., 135 
Augustus S., 220 
Bernard, 218 
Faith, 132 
Frances, 274 
Frank G., 95 
Gladys, 218 
Helen Margaret, 220 
Helen Vail, 279 
Horace R., 95 
James, 64 
John, 184 
Louis, 218 
Martha, 118 
Minnie, 84, 190 
Richard, 218 
Russel, 112 
Samuel, 195 
Sarah Ryerson, 220 
Theodora Hopkins, 148 
Thomas R., 135 

George Hyde, 157 

George, 195 

Howard, 94 
Nate D., 94 




Christiana, 15 
George, 15 

Catherine, 146, 225 
Samuel, 225 
Sidney, 225 

James C, 147 

Mary, 46 

Asfordbey, 337 
Catharine, 13 
Catherine, 337 
Eleanor, 38 
Elleanor, 337 
Elsje, 337 
John, 14, 337 
Magdalena, 339 
Magdalene (Wood), 337 
Margaret, 337 
Samuel, 337 
Thomas, 14, 337, 339 
William, 337. 339 

Catherine, 13 

Mary Matilda, 206, 251 

Charles, 179 
George, 179 
John, 179 
Scott, 179 

Sylvester, 90 

Henry, 21 

Abraham, 228 
Charlotte, 200 
Cyrus, 44 
Edward, 99 
Elise, 228 
Elma, 228 
John, 44 
Louisa, 44 
Mr., 70 
Nancy, 159 
Olive, 228 
Osgood, 44 
Tiny, 321 • 

Phebe v., 27 
Anna, 24 
Eliza, 24 
Elizabeth, 24 
George Washington, 24 
Harriet, 58, 120 
Hester Schuyler, 24 
Lucy, 24 
Mar>', 24 
Schuyler, 24 
Schuyler, Jr., 23, 24 
William, 23, 24, 64 


Abraham, 332 

Isaac, 23 

Isaac, 23 

William D., 259 

Constyn, 8 ' 


Charles P., 130 
Samuel, 130 

Pitman D., 202 
Sarah Ann, 27 

Casparus, xi 

Alfred, 24 

Emeline, 282, 289 
Mar>- Ann, 198 

Catherine, 316 
John, 58 
John I., 59 
Sarah, 59 
Thomas, 59 

Abby Lorena, 20 
Alvin, 253 
Ann, 20, 21 
Anna Maria, 20 
Barnabas, 20 
Caroline N., 167 
Catharine, 20 
Cyrus Alex, 20 
Elinor, 55 
Elizabeth, 20 
Ellen, 25, 55 
Fannie E., 327 
Francis, 20 
George, 20 
Gertrude, 20 
Helen, 20 
Henry, 19, 20 
Henry Barnabas, 20 
Kate, 334 
John Henr>', 20 
Joseph, 20 

Joseph Henry Martin, 20 
Martin, 20 
Mary, 20 

Mary (Morrison), 20 
Nicholas, 21 
Peter, 20 
Ray, 253 
Samuel, 20 
Sarah, 20, 21 
Zenas, 20 

Adeline, 64 
Philander, 64 




Francis L., 185 
Jemima (Dow), 44 
Sarah, 44 
Stephen, 44 

Bertha, 187 
Catherine, 280 
Edward, 187 
Etta, 187 
Frank, 187 
John, 196 
Lula, 187 
Samuel, 187 
Sylvia, 187 

Laura, 258 


Abraham, 279 
Anna, 217, 256 
Carrie B., 123 
Charles, 206 

Cornelius Humphrey, 279 
Hannah (Cortelyou), 123 
Isaac, 123 
Isaac, Jr., 123 
John, 303 

Lefferts Ryerson, 123 
Maria E., 123 
Mary, 74 
Susannah, 8 
William, 123 

Roelof, 145 

Annie Price, 166 

Angelica, 307, 308 
Isaac, 308 

Joseph, 19 

Isabelle, 158 

Sarah, 159 

Ed., 124 
Ann, 316 
Jacob, 38 
Zilla P., 155 
Ann, 213 
David, 213 
Florence, 213 
Harry, 213 
Hattie, 213 
Henry, 43 
Nettie, 213 
Rachel, 266 
John, 338 
Petronella, 338 


Edna, 177 
Jane, 305 
John H., 305 
Maria, 305 

Leander, 167 

Cecil, 253 
George, 253 
Lucy, 253 
James T., 177 
Jennie, 227 

Catherine, 5, 13, 337 
Eleanor, 38 
Thomas, 193 

Sadie, 151, 227 

John, 121 

Henry L., 307 
Leander, 338 

Emma, no 

Sally, 290 
J. P., 146 
Jennie P., 146 

Abijah, 93, 172, 333 
Amos, 50 
Bethuel, 103 
Boardman W., 172 
Caleb, 20 
Catherine, 129 
Cecilia, 103, 175 
Charles R., 129 
Charles S., 128 
Clara, 128, 129, 207 
Emily, 129 
Frances, 129 
Franklin B., 128 
Frederick, 20 
Gertrude, 172 
Guy, 172 
Hannah, 18 
Henry, 20 
Herbert P., 129 
Jane Ryerson, 128 
Louisa, 20 
Louise, 125 
Mary, 129 

Mary (Jacobus), 333 
Rhoda M. Harrison, 20 
Richard T., 128 
Richard T., Jr., 129 
Sally, 333 
Sarah, 42, 93 
Timothy B., 128, 207 
William, 172 
William A., 125 




Frederick, 212 
Frederick, Jr., 212 
Jane, 317 
Johanna, 317 
John, 317 
Lewis Ryerss, 317 
Richard, 317 

Freelove J., 212, 254 

Dirck, 335 
Floris, 335 
James, 46 
James Willis, 46 
Philip, 302 
Philips., 301, 305 

Frank, 217 
George, 217 
Paul, 217 
Sidney, 217 

Abigail, 275 
Andrew, 59 

Nathan M., 140 
Thomas R., 140 

John, 188 

Hannah, 53 
Mr., 53 

Melissa, 245 
James, 191 
Mary A., in 
Mary Amelia, 191 
Agnes, 199 
Annabel, 199 
Bella, 199 
Clinton, 199 
Delia, 199 
Edward, 199 
Edward A., 199 
Florence, 199 
George, 199 
James R., 199 
Jane S., 199 
Matilda, 199 
Margaret, 199 
Ruth, 199 
Sarah, 199 
William, 199 
William C, 199 

Charles, 52 

James C, 55 
F.J., 241 


Abigail, 296 
Allen, 296 
Catherine, 287, 296 
Catherine Amelia, 287 
Mary, 335 
Oscar, 335 
Solon, 27 
Willet, 287 
Cununings • 

Evelyn Elizabeth, 237 
Hale, 237 
Hale Lorimer, 237 
James, 205 

Henry, loi 

Charles J., 216 
J., 95 

Keziah, 44. 95 
Keziah (Thomas), 95 
Robert, 95 

General, 252 

Alta lone, 252 
David, 163 

Elizabeth (Decker), 163 
Fred, Jr., 252 
Mary C, 93, 163 
James, 184 
Leonard, 9 

Howard, 256 
Jennie, 256 
Mary, 256 
Philander, 256 
Sarah, 52, 106, 256 
William, 256 

Mary A., 155, 230 


Elizabeth, 152 

Robert Alexander George, 52 

Harriet, 168 

James, 168 

Mary Emma, 249 

Doctor, 43 

Timothy L, 43 

James W., 70 

Capt., 50 

Eliza (Pettinge), 162 

Lewis L., 39 

Lillian, 228 

Margaret, 228 

Sarah, 93, 162 



Davenport — continued 

De Bao 

Tiniothv, 162 

Hester, 316 

William, 228 

De Baun 


Caroline, 224 

Melissa, 93 

HattieA., 175 



Abbie, 98 

Catherine, 121 


Elizabeth (Vanderbilt), 121 

Amaziah, 48 

George, 121 

Ann, 47 

Ida, 121 

Anne, 48 

Jacob, 121 
Maria, 121 

Bertha, 274 

Charles, 49 

Mary, 121 

David, 242 

Phoebe, 59, 121 

Edgar, 330 

Sally, 122 

Elizabeth, 242 

Samuel, 121 

Emelda J., 48 

Sarah, 59, 121 

George, 141 

De Blois 

Henry, 171 

Louis, 32 

Henry A., 174 


Howell, 274 

Ann (Slingerland), 177 

John, 141 

Barney, 160, 177 

Lemuel S. C, 274 

Christina, 92, 160 

Margaret, 249 


Mary, 48 

Emma Louisa, 105 

Mary Brown, 171 

Garret, 3, 105, 160 

Mary (Rayner), 91 

Henry S., 177 

Minnie (Rayner), 91 

John, 105 

Nancy, 145, 290, 299 

Maria (Vanderbeek), 105 

Sally (Torry), 171 

Mary Jane, 105 

Sarah, 79 

Melvina, 105 

Thomas, 249 

Peter, 177 


Theodore, 231 

Mary, 275 

Wynie (Decker), 160, 177 



Charles L., 172 

Admiral, 67 

Moses, 2 

Ida (Watts), 67 

Thcunis, 63 

Olive Watts, 67 


Warren E., 67 

John Young, 223 


Mary, 223 

Abraham, 30 


Charles, 206 

Catherine, 50, 103,317 

Elizabeth, 214 

Elias, 17 

Ellen H., 317 


Evelyn, 255 

Edwin, 131 

Harry Ryerson, 180 

Helena Adriance, 294 

James, 214 

James E., 294 

Josiah, 180 

Jane, 131 

Laura, 199 

Robert E., 294 


Steven R., 131 

Maria, 214 


Mary Ann, 317 

Anne, 181 

Matthias, 317 

James, 181 

Richard, 317 


Walter Boardman, 180 

Catharien, 26 


Yost, 26 

William H., 182 

de Asfordby 


See Asfordby 

Gertrude, 166 



David A., 152 

Ether, 95, 233 

Elizabeth 152 

Genevra,95, 164,233 

Martha J. (Ross), 152 

George, 233 

Mary Adeline, 90 

Mary H. (Pratt), 95 

Sarah Elizabeth, 90 

Mary J. (Pratt), 233 

David N., 90 

Samuel, 233 


Deering — continued 

Demarest — continued 

William, 233 

Nicholas Ryerson, 150 

De Field 

Peter, 119 

Charles, 192 

Peter M., 27 

Clarence, 192 

Rachel, 27 

Ted, 192 

Rebecca, 26, 27 

De Forest 

Rowena, 149 

Susannah, 4 

Samuel, 332 


Sarah, 150, 321 

Margaret Cecelia, 238 

Sarah Ann, 43 

De Graugh 

Sarah Elizabeth, 150* 

Catharine, 29, 62 

Simon, 26, 27, 119 

De Graw 

Sophronia, 26, 27 

Catherine, 29, 62 

Theodore, 119 

De Gray 

Thomas, 29 

Dirck, II 

Uriah, 27 

. ohannis, 11 
ohn II 

Vroute, 26 

De MUt 

lebecca, 11 

Phoebe, 285, 294 

Richard, 10, 11, 30 

De Montsautnim 

De Greet 

Charles, 58 

Cornelia Pieterse, 3x5 

De Mott 

Peter, 315 

Garret G., 162 


Keziah, 2 

Ryerss, 316 

Lea, 162 

Stephen. 316 

Maria, 92, 162 

De Haven 

Mary, 162 

Emma, 189 



Nancy, 118 

Elizabeth, 133 


George, 133 

Anna, xiv 

Zuhelma, 133 


De Lancy 

Elma Busselle, 67 

Stephen, 139 

Isaac R., 67 


Rolfe Marsh, 67 

Angeline, 211 


Algernon, 96 

John, 21! 
Louisa, 211 


Abigail, 131, 211 
Abraham, 27, 119 
Amelia, 178 
Ann, 27, 119 
Anthony B., 27 

Augustus VV., 96 
Bradford, 96 
Chandler L., 96 
Clarissa Ryerson, 96 
Clarissa (Ryerson), 170 
John, 96 
Levi, 95 
Lewis, 96 
Peter, 95, 170 
Priscilla Cushman, 96 
Rufus, 95 
Sarah, 100 
Sarah Jane, 96, 170 
Simeon, 96 

Catherine, 25 
Catherine Ann, 37 
Cornelius, 76 
David M., 27 
George, 106 
George D., 150 
George G., 150 
Gilliam, 119 

Henry, 27 


Hester A., 119 

John, 325 

James B., 150 


, ames M., 43 

Martha, 150 

ane, 31 


. ohn 26, 27 

George, 283 

John M., 27, 42 

De Noyeles 

Julia, 119 

Mr., 131 

Lettie Ann, 69 


Martha R., 238 

Ernest, 202 

Martin, 27 

Gertrude, 202 

Martin Ryerson, 27 


Mary, 27 

John, 202 

Michael, 27 

Lillian, 202 




Andrew, lo 

Mary Ann, 283 
de Rapelje 
See Rapelje 
Ann, I 
Anne, xiv 
Annetje, xiv 
Annetje Joris, I 
Catalina, xiv 
Daniel, xiv 
Elizabeth, xiv 
George, I 
Jacob, xiv 
Jan, xiv 
Jane, xiv 
Janetje, xiv 
Jannetje, 315 
Jannetje Jorise, 269 
Jeronimus, xiv 
John, xiv 
Joris Janse, 315 

Joris Jansen, xiv, 4, 266, 269, 308 
Judith, xiv 
Maria, xiv 

Sarah," xiv, 266,269,308 

Henry, 168 
Lord, 238 
Nellie (Strong), 92 

Elizabeth, 21 
de Sobotker 
Alfred, 125 
Alice, 125 
Atala, 125 
Clarence, 125 
Constance, 125 
Johannis, 125 
Laura, 125 
Lucy, 125 
Morton, 125 
Paul, 125 
Paul, Jr., 125 
Percy, 125 
Rollin, 125 

Mary, 31 
De Veaux 
Col., 33 

Jacob Ryerson, 122 
De Voe 

John, 122 
De Vore 

Elizabeth, 224 
De Vox 

Col., 33 

Cora, 228 

Frances, 98 
Harrv C, 98 
Ida, 97 
John, 97, 98 

Dexter — continued 
Laura, 97 
Louisa, 98 
Phoebe, 97 
Ryerson, 97 

Anneken (Schouten), 4 
Barbary, 326 
Col., 64 
Derick, 4 
Dirck, 6 

Hannah (Schouten), 4, 10, 25 
Jane, 3, 4, 6, 64 
Jannetje, 3, 6, 10 
Richard, 4, 6 
Sarah, 6 
Teunis, 4 
Theunis, 4 

Theunis Dirckesen, 10 

Mary, 102 

Dimitra G., 237 
Helen G., 237 

Sylvanus, 49 

Almira, 151 

Cornelia, 3 
Judith, 316 
Jutegh, 316 

Douwe, 137 

Elizabeth (Fowler), 137 
Gilbert Fowler, 137 
Henry S., 309 
Jane, 309 
Voorhies, 138 

Bud, 188 

Emma, 222 
William, 194, 253 
William B., 116 

Cynthia (Churchill), 257 
Elizabeth Winters, 257 
William, 257 

Annetje, 32 

Henry, 32 

John, 32 

Charlotte, 209 

Col., 117 

Eliza, 196 

Elizabeth, 68 

John, 196 

Maria (Van Houten), 196 

Charles Nelson, 208 

Frank Nelson, 208 

George, 208 



Doty — continued 

Philena, 295, 300 

Ferris, 132 


Florence, 214 

Marquis of, 141 

George, 69, 214 


Guilielma S. P., 132 

Ann, 106 

Guilielma Springett Penn, 68 


Hazel, 214 

Emma, 222 

May, 214 


Phoebe, 64, 132 

Abraham, 105 

Susanna (Ferris), 68 ^ 

Adam, 224 

Victor, 214 

Anetje, 62 


Ann Jacobus, 332 

William, 214 

Catherine, 117, 195 


Catherine Ann, 106, 180 

Cornell, 278 

Cornelius, 10 

Sarah, 285 

Ellen, 195. 245 


Francis, 104 

William C, 286 

Geertje, 37 


Geertje (Ryerson), 37 

John, 173 

George, 62, 245 

Mary A., 102, 173 

H. D., 103 


Hendrick, 62 

Rachel, 195, 245 

Henry, 177 


Henry S., 239 

Elizabeth, 193 

Jan, 36, 62 


annetje, 62 

ohn, 21 

' ohn, 36, 37, 62 
ohn H.,62 

ohn P., 21 ■ 

udge, 88 

, oris, 62, 245 

Mabel, 21 

,ouis, 239 

Orvilla, 21 

Margaret, 56, 117 

Spencer, 21 

Margarite, 37 

Sterry A., 289 

Marie, 36 

Martha Young Dayter, 145, 224 

John, 8, 9 

Mary Ellen, 36 

Mary Young (Dayter), 224 

Peter, 104 

Rachel, 63, 64 

Ralph, 36 

Sarah, 56 

Susan (Jacobus), 104 

Thomas, 180 

Helen, 293 

Margaret (Mott), 293 

Samuel P., 293 

Thomas, 202 

Zella, 202 

Alexander, 43 

Amanda, 43 

Caroline, 43 

John. 43 

Joseph, 43 

Josephine, 43 

Phoebe, 43 

Timothy I., 43 

Aaron, 69 

Ann (Tice), 132 

Clara, 214 

George, 112 

Alice, 85 

Catherine Jane, 85, 153 

Clara, 85 

Clarissa, 151 

Eben, 153 

Ebenezer, 85, 151 

Harold, 85 

Irving, 85 

John, 123 

Sarah, 85, 151 

Sarah (Rutan), 153 

William, 153 

Andrew, 189 

Beaman, 189 

Charles R., 189 

Genevieve, 189 

Nellie, 189 

Abraham, 10 

Charles L., 279 

Esther, 315 

Abraham, 19 

Edward, 68, 132 

Mary, 5, 19 

Elijah, 68 

Du Boise 

Elsie, 214 

Garret, 274 



Dyer — continued 

Cornelia, 316 

Esther Elizabeth, 41 


George Turnley, 41 

Ellen, 217 

George Turnley, Jr., 41 

Hester, 217 

Thomas, 41 



Sarah, 184 

Alice, 338 


Abraham, 7 



Mary Isabelle, 144 

John, 7 

Merriam, 144 

Peter, 7 



Perry, no 

Asa, Jr., 168 


Elmira, 99, 168 

Doocie, 36 

Mar>-, 168 

Theodocia, 36 

Polly (Cleaves), 168 



Charlotte, 72 

Lora, 33 

David, 71, 138 

Mclvin, 293 

Elizabeth (Fisher), 71 


Frances Maria, 72 

George, 37 

John, 71 


Letitia Fisher, 71 

David, 95 

Mary Elizabeth, 72 

Eliza, 164 

Sarah Ann, 71 

Elizabeth, 18 

Thomas, 71 

Ellen, 95 


Lavina, 164 

John Borden, 220 

Lewis, 18 



Alice Neidig, 159 

Una Hasey, 168 

John P., 159 

William, 168 

Karl Neidig, 159 



James, 118 

Sadie, 94 

Leonard, 118 



Axia Louise, 48 

Susan, 165 



Adelaide, 72 
Amzi, 140 
Hyletje, 10 
Margaret, 335 
Mary Ann (Sovereign), 335 

.Joseph, 334 

Mary, 334 

ALiry (Frye), 334 

Oscar, 151 

Ann, 118 

Emma, 240 

Peter, 335 

Catherine, 9 

Theodore F., 153 

Richard E., 39 

Richard E., Jr., 39 
Sarah C, 152 




Henry, 25 

Gabriel, 267 



Aaron W., 194 

.Mar> E., 149,226 

Annie, 90 


Augustus, 194 

Catherine, 303 

Catherine, 194 


Catherine Matilda, 194 

Mary (Cameron), 216 

Charles A., 194 


Edward J., 194 

Louisa M., 210 

Elizabeth, 194 

Pierre C, 210 

Hannah Jane, 194 


James, 194 

Lizzie R., 214 

James A., 90 
John, 126, 194 


Alice Gertrude, 41 

Joseph J., 194 
Lulu, 194 

Clarence Hopkins, 41 




Sarah Ellen, 284 

Abraham, 185 
Joseph Bentley, 108 
Laura Lucille, 108 
Martha, 185 
Samuel, 108, 185 
Samuel Edward, 108 

Caroline Ditmars, 121 
Jane Ann, 121 
John, 123 
Johnson, 121 
Phoebe, 123 
Sarah, 121 

Abigail, 44 
Abigail (Allen), 44 
Mary E., 44 
William, 44 

Mary E., 138 

Elizabeth, 73 
Jonathan, 17 
Mary, 73 
Rebecca, 17 
Samuel, 73. 142 
Simeon, 17 

Tabitha, 33 

May, 83 

John, 325 

Antje, 59 

James, 224 
Ellen, 259 
Laura, 185 
Ralph Waldo, 259 
Sarah, 96 

Darius, 168 
Ernest, 168 
Florence, 168 
Ann, 16 
Lucy, 16 

Mr., 93 
Antje, 59 
Martha, 303 
Rebecca, 7 

Ellen Stafford, 74 
Florence Stafford, 74 
William, 74 

Adelaide Harding, 146 
Eleanor Boylan, 146 
Emma, 126 

Engle — continued 
Frederick William 
Harry, Jr., 146 
Harry E., 146 
Harry Ryerson, 146 
J. F. Herman, 126 
Louisa Noble, 146 

Charles Edward, 144 
Grace, 144 < 

Jacob, 144 
Ruth, 144 
Samuel Pierce, 144 
Tina, 144 
William, 144 

Amos R., 333 

Nance, 30, 69 

Christian, 202 

Leonora, 337 

Nelly, 337 

Catrina, 337 

EUionora, 337 

Heno'. 25 
John, 35 

Sarah, 237 
Washington, 99 

Nelly, 337 

Nathaniel, 99 
Ruth, 99 
Allen, 38 
Ann, 38. 64 
Anna Mary, 39 
Daniel, 38 
David, 38 
Eliza, 64 
Elizabeth, 38 
Emma, 38 
George, 38 
"ames, 38 
ennie, 38 
esse, 38 
Jesse Hunt, 39 
John D., 38 
Margaret, 38 
Martin, 38 
Martin Ryerson, 38 
Mary, 39 
Mary Ellen, 38 
Mary F., 39 
Peter H., 39 
Robert, 38 
Samuel, 64 
Sarah, 39 
Sophronia, 64 



Everett — continued 

Feagles — continued 

Sybil, 64 

Peter Ryerson, 149 

Thomas Ryerson, 38, 39 

William Henry, 149 

William, 39 


William Richard, 64 

John, 76 



Elizabeth (Grimes), 190 

William, 68 

John, 190 

Mar>' Elizabeth, III, 190 


Jane, 312 



Edward, 211 

Col., 51 

Grace, 211 



Fred, 188 

Laura, 81 


Thomas, 81 

Edward Storm, 274 

William, 81 

Harriet Francis, 274 


Isaac, 274 

Alida, 337, 339 

J. M., 309 

Morris Patterson, ix, 274 



Harriet, 95 


Lucy, 21 

Rose, 222 


Charles, 164 

Nathan, 43 

Christopher, 182 

Thomas, 258 

Fred, 1 06 

Charles, 203 

Albert, 139 

Marianna, 120, 198 

Alphonso Ryerson, 98 


Ambrose, 68 

Ann, 37, 82 

Ambrose Spencer, 68 

Caleb, 82 

Anna, 139 

Elizabeth, 84 
Paul, 84 

Benjamin, 60 

Charlotte Mellen, 139 

Elma, 68 

Mary P., 49 

Francis, 68 

George, 139 

Delia, 170 

H. W., 45 

James H., 94 

James Edwin, 98 

Juliette, 94 

Jay, 98 


Joseph, 98 

John, 332 

July H., 98 
Malcolm, 139 


Myrtle, 48 

Nancy (Barret), 98 


Peter, 68 

Adna, 48 

Phoebe (Doty), 68 


Thomas, 98 

Charles W., 251 

Thomas J., 98 
Warren B., 98 

Edna May, 251 

Viola, 251 

Warren R., 98 

William, 251 

William, 68 



Anna Delia, 149 

Martha, 200 

Charles, 149 


Charles Ryerson, 149 

Grace, 252 

Clara Roe, 149 


Daisy, 149 

Adelaide R., 211,254 

Elizabeth, 149 


Elizabeth R., 149 

Ella, 288 

Emily Timlow, 149 


Jacob Ryerson, 149 
Mary, 149 

Catherine, 213 

Henry, 213 

Nathaniel Roe, 149 

Mildred, 213 

Nathaniel Roe, Jr., 149 

Philip, 213 




Mary, 67 

Annie May, 293 
John, 293 
William, 293 

Cordelia, 147. 225 
Cornelia, 123, 200 
Stephen, 225 
Ashton, 116 
William, 116 
Fannie, 260 
Minerva, 137 

Alvah, 284 
Cornelia, 303 
Jennie, 285 
Mr., 284 
Phoebe, 303 

Annie, 325 

Benjamin D., 140 
Edith, 140 
Elizabeth Lois, 140 
Georgina, 140 
John KiUam, 140 
Lindly, 14° 
Sands Meeker, 140 
Jacob, 213 
James, 213 
John, 213 
Peter, 213 

Berdenia, 169 
Daniel, 169 
Franks., 212 

Dr., 166 

John, 9 

Nellie, 331 

Lydia, 122, 200 

Arthur Russel, 68 
Arthur Thomas, 68 
Charles Ellis, 68 
Charles Francis, 68 
Harry Dudley, 68 
Ida May, 68 

George, 211 

Abraham, 177 
Alexander, 205 
Clara Josephine, 205 
Elizabeth, 273 
Ella Ryerson, 205 
Henry, 177 
Julia Hanford, 205 


Cecilia, 165, 234 
Howland B., 234 
I.E., 133 
Isaac, 165 
Ruby W., 165, 234 

Abraham, 27 
Elizabeth, 27 
John, 27, 76 • 

Simon, 27 

Albert, 139 
Benjamin, 72 
Elizabeth, 72 
George, 21 
George M., 139 
Jacob, 250 
Jane, 250 
Mark, 21 

Martin Ryerson, 139 
Mary (Woodward), 72 
Raymond, 296 
Susan, 138 

Catherine Ryerson, 155 
Elizabeth Helen, 295 
Eloise, 295 
George Howard, 295 
George Ryerson, 204 
Gustavia, 112 
Henry Ogden, 155 
James Clarence, 295 
James D., 295 
Kate Hart, 295 
Louis Gaston, 295 
Mabel, 221 
Margaret Eloise, 295 
Mortimer Adriance, 295 
Rebecca Wood Piatt (Ogden), 155 
Robert Ogden, 155 
Rose Ogden, 155 
Samuel, 155 
Thomas W., 204 
William, 221 

Deborah (White), 189 
Jacob, 69 
Nancy, no, 189 
Peter, 189 

Joseph, xiv 

Anna E., 197 
Maria, 20 
B. O., 107 
Ella M., 291 

Joost, xiv 

Joshua, no 
Margaret, 273 

CyriUus E., 217 
Gershom, 9 



Fredericks — continued 
Harold, 217 
Theodore Leroy, 217 
Tunis, 194 

Maria, .xiv 
Thomas, 335 
Irynyie, 335 

Phoebe, 249 

Phoebe, 212 
Adam, 11 
Daniel, 116 
Elizabeth, 164 
Emily, 116 
Mary Jane, 45 
Olive, 195 
Phoebe Almira, 116 

John, 332 

Addison, 232 
Eveline, 232 
George R., 232 
Helen, 232 
Irma, 232 

Sophia, 187 

Margaret, 53 

Amanda, 49 
Benjamin, 267 
Donald McKay, 158 
Edwin P., 158 
Freelove, 267 
Friloff, 267 
Henrietta, 130 
Joseph, 130 
Julia, 130 

Mary Codman (McKay), 158 
Mary Jane McKay, 158 
Mary Ryerson, 158 
Nettie, 166 
Thomas, 130 
William, 130 

Lydia L., 183 

George, 253 
Letitia E., 253 

Alexander, 189 

Addison, 45 
Mr., Ill 
August, 163 
Hazel J., 163 


Catherine, 296 


Jane (Waits), 258 

Louis, 258 

Fred, 187 

Christopher, 150 

Addic, 67 

Duane, 65 

Hattie, 65 

James, 65 

Lilla, 65 

Ransom, 65, 67 

Carkton, 330 

Charles P., 330 

Chester, 330 

Cora, 330 

Francis, 330 

Gertrude, 330 

Milton, 330 

Morton, 330 

Parker, 330 

Roy, 330 

Walter, 330 

Warren, 330 

Jane A. (Tewksbury), loo 

Maria, 208 

Daniel, 329 

Louise, 329 

Beckey, 108, 186 

Kate, 81 

Maria (Maxwell), 233 
Catherine, 56 
Eliza, 56 
Ellen, 56 
John, 56 
Joseph, 56 
Louisa, 56 
Mary, 56 

Margaret, 118 

Jane, 105, 178 
Abraham, 12 
Garret J., I2 
Jacob, 12 
Johannis, 12 
John, 12 
John G., 12 
John P., 12 
Ralph, 12 

Joanna Adath, 230 

Abraham, 56 
Catherine, 56 
Charity E., 178 



Garrison — continued 
Cornelius H., 37 
Effie, 197 
Elizabeth, 56 
Eva, 197 
Mary, II 

Henry, Jr., 62 
Henn,', Sr., 62 
John H., 62 

S., 29 
Anne, 25 
Mr., 25 

Vienna C, 21 
A., 72 

Edith Ryerson, 141 
Edwin, 141 
George Henry, 141 
Georgina, 141 
Harriet Havilah, 141 
Henry, 141 
Mercy (Bartow), 141 
Minnie Horsfal, 141 
Nellie Edna, 141 
Oldham, 138 
Gaylord „ 

Hannah Maria, 288, 298 
Henry, 298 

Mary Ann (Simmons), 29. 
Sarah Ella, 288 
Sarah Ellen, 298 

Ellen, 205 

Maria, 312, 313 

Edward E., 120 
Edward E., Jr., 120 
Harriet Ryerson, 120 
Jacob M., 120 

Cunningham, 66 
Mary, 66 

Charles, 283 
Clara Josephme, 283 
Katherine Virginia, 283 
Man,' Alice, 283 
Sarah EUizabeth, 283 

Anna, 236 

Hetty, 326 

John, 183 

Benjamin, 143 
D. B., 143 
Hester, 143 
Jacob, 143 
Richard, 143 


Elizabeth, 12 
Gerret, 25, 55 

q"homas, 127 
' Percival, 198 

George, 240 
Gier . 

Charles, 187 
Isaac, 184 
Mary Graham, 184 

Edith, 165 
Esther A., 53 
Florence, 165 
Georgiana Allen, 165 
Jefferson, 165 
Winnie Bell, 165 

Ann (Titcomb), lOl 
George, 131 
John, 131 
Joseph C, 131 
Laura, loi 
Moses, xol 

Rebecca Appleby, 32 

Rebecca Appleby, 32 
William, Jr., 32 
Gilmore ^ 

Edward Theodore Barclay, m 
George Ryerson, in 
Isabel Mary, m 
James Edward, in 

Abigail, 85 
Abigail Ryerson, 85 
Catherine, 85 
Elizabeth, 85 
Elroy, 85, 226 
Frank, 85 
John, 84, 85 
Mary, 85 
Nicholas, 85 
Samuel, 85 
Sylvester R., 85 
William D., 85 
Jessie, 228 
Mary, 226 
Mr., 114 

Martha, 21 

Richard, 210 

."Albert, 188 
Charles, 188 
Clarence, 188 
Clyde, 188 
Fannie Adnance, 298 



Goff — continued 
Fay Emory, 298 
George, 188 
Gladys, 188 
Hiram J., 298 
Nellie May, 298 
Vernon, 188 
Walter Locke, 299 
Winifred Emma, 299 

Carrie, 124 
Laura, 251 
Alfred, 201 
Edgar, 202 
Percy, 202 

Middleton, 274 
Dexter, 97 
Edgar, 97 
Lucia, 97 
Horace, 127 
James, 127 

Elizabeth, 139 
Emily, 139 
George Albert, 
Harriet, 139 
Jennie, 247 
Job S., 139 
John, 139 
Mary, 139 
Otis, 139 
Sarah, 95 

Bessie Rosamond, 154 
B. F., 154 
E. H., 154 
Forest Clifford, 154 
Sylvester Ronald, 154 

L. M., 274 

James, 63 

Elizabeth, 271, 276 




Mary E., 1 

Ida, 243 

Sarah, 16 


Barent, 14 

Bernard, 14 

Edsall, 153 

H. T., 153 

Hannah (Goddard), 94 

John, 125, 131, 282 

Joseph, 131 

Joshua, 94 

Maria, 94 

Graham — continued 
Rhoda (Vincent), 329 
Ruth T., 94 
Lucy, 47 
Rachel A., 327 
Thomas, 16 
U. S., 24 

Anna, 103, 175 

Arthur, 16 
George, 139 
Henry, 139 
James, 139 
Stephen, 139 

Abbie, 236 

Andrew AUister, 58, 59 
Anna Mary, 59 
Catherine (Ryerson), 58 
Emily Jane, 184, 241 
Ephraim, 58, 59 
Fred v., 86 
Martin E., 58, 59 
Nathan A., 119 
Mr., 240 

Paul, 223 
Mrs, 124 
Robert, 61 
Robert G., 124 

Beatrice, 179 
Eleanor, 179 
Esther, 179 
Luther G., 179 
Griff en 

Catherine, 279 
Jacob, 279 
Ruth (Woolsey), 279 

Catherine (Du Boise), 274 
Delia, 274 
Edward Scott, 52 
Gilbert, 52 
Jacob, Jr., 274 
Mary, 55, 112 

Frank, 245 

David W., 199 
Marie Schenek (Bergen), 199 
Mary Ann, 199 

Bertha, 185 

George, 200 

George H., 221 
Mary E., 221 

Charity, 16 



Hall— continued 

Robert, 107 

Samuel, 32 


Thomas, 5, 13 

Henry, 46 

Walter Berian, 200 



Jane, 188 

Frederick, 273 

Joseph, Jr., 334 
Maria Piatt, 273 


Joris, 5 

Susan Parker, 157 



Sarah, 33 

Ann Boggs, 18, 156 ' 


Caleb, 18 

John, 17 

ob S., 88 

Samuel Reading, 17 

, ob Stockton, 18, 156 


llary, 18 

Enla A., 48 

Mary Mclntire, 18, 156 

Frank, 48 

Mary TiUinghast, 18 

Hazon Otis, 48 

Robert, 18 

John Henr>', 49 

William Mills, 18, 156 

Kenneth R., 49 


Meredith E., 49 

George, 91, 160 

Nellie, 242 

James, 160 


Mary, 160 

Ada, 91 

Mary Frances, 91 


Mary (McDonald), 91 

Catherine E., 86 

Theodore Wesley, 91 

Catherine Evelyn, 155 

Thomas, 91 


Miss, 287 


Adelaide Kendall, 216 


Charles, 201 

Belle, 47 

David Gilbert, 216 

Frank, 47 

Effie, i3 

J. Willis, 47 

Grace, 49 

Willis, 47 

Katie, 116 


Nancy, 45 

Lizzie, 243 

Viola, 201 


William H., 201 

Ezekiel J. M., 97 


Ezekiel J. M., Jr., 97 

Esther, 46 

Rufus B., 97 

Joseph, 46 



w. 0., 137 

James, 172 


Lucretia, 102, 172 

Ann Elizabeth, 104, 176 

Martha, 172 

Anne, 5 


Annie, 243 

Anna, 239 

Arthur, 200 

Bessie Jane, 154 

Caroline Robertine, 95 

Earle Ryerson, 154 

Charlotte Elizabeth, 200 

Eva Lena, 154 

Fred Ellison, 95 

Frank, 239 

George, 5 

Lillian Adelia, 154 

George, Jr., 5 

Martin, 154 

Gertrude Augusta, 95 

Mary Belle, 154 

Howard Irving, 239 

Maude Mae, 154 

Irving, 239 

Orten Claude, 154 

John, 31 

Orville Sylvester, 154 

Joseph, 5 

Sylvester C, 154 

Joseph HoUis, 176 


Joseph Seymour, 176 

Mary, 293 

Kate S., 95 


Madeline E., 176 

Sophie Scott, 283 

Marion Ryerson, 200 


Maritje, 5 

Martin, 213 

Mary, 5 

Mr., 131. 213 

Nelson, 95 


Rodney N., 95 

Margaret, 145 




ElizaU-th, 15 

Mr., 20 

Sarah, 3 

Michael, 4 

Alfred, 110 

Clara, 1 10 

Henry, log 

Luna, 109 

Marvin, no 

Nancy, no 

Oscar, 109 

Sarah, no 

Adriancc Lounsbury, 294 

Ann, 14 

Benjamin, 14 

Catherine, 14 

Charles Lewis, 294 

Edgar Hill, 294 

Eleanor, 14 

Elizabeth Nancy, 14 

Garret, 268 

Gerardus, Jr., 14 

Jacob, 294 

John Ryerson, 14 

Margaret, 268 

Marguerita Nancy, 14 

Maria, 14, '267 

Maria (Snyder), 294 

Mary, 14 

Maud Kissam, 294 

Rachel, 14 

Thomas, 14 ». 


Genevieve, 299 

Minnie, 146 

Catherine, 113 

Charlotte, 113 

Elizabeth, 209, 253 

Ella, 113 

Ethel, 113 

Henry, 113 

Henry A., 1 13 

Louise, 113 

Mary, 113 

Clement V., 81 

Dorothy, 81 

Jane, 81 

Jane (Palmer), 81 

Jarvis, 81 

John VValdron, 81 

Robert, 81 

Robert P., 81 

Cornelia, 322 

Mary, 295 


Albert, 218 

Amelia, 52 

Amelia Archange, 52 

Amelia (Ryerson), 115 

Anne, 218 

Charles, 139 

Charlotte, 52 

Edward Montgomery, 52 

Edward W., 115 

Edward William, 52 

Eliza, 52 

George Beecher, 52 

George Henry Ronald, 52 

Helen, 139 

Helen A., 218 

Helen Vidal, 52 

Jane, 218 

John, 52, US, 141 

John Fitzjohn, 52 

John Henry, 139 

Loretta, 185, 242 

Mary, 52, 72, 141 

Mary (Shaw), 14I 

Mrs. John, 51 

Sarah Bushby, 52 

Sarah Ely, 284 

Theresa Newcomer, 52 

Thomas, 139 

William, 52 

Cornelius, 16 

Dena, 153, 230 

Hannah, 152 

Henry, 16, 20 

Lydia, 91 

Margaret, 106 

Mary, 16 

Maud, 153 

Phoebe, 20 

Hattie, 47 

Maiy, 214 

Helen, 32 

George W., 100 

Peter, 282 

Alexander, 279 

Catherine, 279 

Charles, 279 

Dr., 87 

Eva Myer, 87 

Jane, 279 

Mary, 292 

Mrs. Henry, 284 

Tunis, 279 

Clarinda (Lunt), 168 




Haskell — continued 

Hegeman — continued 

Charles, 172 

Daniel, 267 

Miss, 172 

Elizabeth, 302 


Femmetje (Remsen), 269 

Frank Coolidge, 141 

Jacobus, 266 


Jannetje, 269 

Alice, 219 

Joseph, 265, 269, 302 
Maria, 267, 302 

Eva, 219 

James, 219 

Mary (Reynard), 219 

Mary (Cernel), 302 

Rem, 302 ^ 


Sarah, 7, 302 

Melissa, 279 

Susanna, 302 



Ebenezer, 137 

Fincher, 16 

Welthea (Gilbert), 137 



Fincher, 16 

Isaac, 56 



Anne, 98 

George, 126 



Anne, 2 

John, 106 


Rachel, 60 

Elizabeth, 338 


John, 338 

Myrtea, 67 



Elizabeth, 91 

Florence, 41 


George, 133 

Catherine, 80 

S. E., 204 



Charles Cyril, 74 

David Harrison, 239 

Cornelia, 29 

David, Jr., 239 

Eliza, 208 

Rose, 259 

Elizabeth (Keach), 74 

Spencer Ryerson, 239 

George, 29 


George Ryerson, 29 

Jessie, 96 

Hendrick, 29 


Increase Carpenter, 74 

Elizabeth, 105 

Margaret, 61 


Oliver, 126 

Miss, 175 

Thomas, 125 

Rachel, 327 



Antje, 35 

Nancy, 80 



Anne, 2 

Jane, 84 

Charles H., 224 


David, 68 

Margaret, 279 

Jemima, 27 
Sophronia, 26 

Charles A., 108 

Tunis I., 70 

John Wesley, 108 



Maria, 275 

Alice, 192 


George, 192 

John, 208 

James, 164 
Peter, 17 


Caroline, 333 

Rosetta, 165, 234 

Cornelius Hendrickson, 333 

William, 192 

Edward, 133 


Frances E., 133 

Mary, 18 

Maria Jane, 128,205 



Katie, 254 

Charles, 290 


Donald Adriance, 290 

Bishop, 114 



James G., 322 

Adriaen, 302 


Ann, 267 

Lois (Warren), loi 

Catherine (Onderdonck), 267 

Mr., 47 



Hersey — continued 
Nancy, 46, loi 
Simeon, loi 
Charity, 12 
Geertje, 12 
Peter, 12 
Peterse, 12 

Joseph, 8 

Daniel, 29 

Samuel, 29 

Ann Isabel, 58 

Augustus, 204 

Fred, 127 

Mary Jane, 274 

Richard, 8 

Sarah, 8 

Ada J., 130 

Francenia L., 130 

Henrietta, 130 

Reuben, 130 

Jonathan, Jr., 17 

IVIargarct (Hendrickson), 61 

Samuel, 61 

Mary, 1 18 

Ellen, 197 

Andrew, 154 

Andrew LeRoy, 154 

Bertha Helen, 154 

Elizabeth, 77 

Ethelyn Mae, 154 

Harry, 241 

Harvie McKinley, 154 

Hazel Emma, 154 

Judge, 41 

Lenard Gorden, 154 

Mabel, 41 

Margaret Ellen, 154 

Martha, 17 

Martin Glen. 154 

Matilda, 196 

Maud Margaret, 154 

Myrtle Isabelle, 154 

Orpha Adelia, 154 

Samuel Raymond, 154 

Louise, 274 

Mary Ann, 70 

Hattie, 152 

Mary, 152 

Aseph Morse, 288 

Loretta Adelia (Bacon), 288 

Marion Delphin, 288 

Hinman — continued 

Marshall L., 74 

John, 108 

Frank, 151 
Vera, 151 

Hcndrick, 268 

Cornelius, 121 
Harry, 201 

Garret A., 248 

B. F., 224 

Daisy, 256 

S. N., 167 

Adelina, 329 
Elizabeth, 329 
Nelson A., 329 

Elizabeth, 243 

Percy, 256 

Richard M., 215 

Dinah, 336 

Cornelius V., 150 
William, 148 
Bert, 109 
Eva, 109 
Martin, 109 

Adrian, 148 
Alia Davis, 148 
Amanda Sayer, 147 
Amanda (Sayer), 148 
Anna Ryerson, 147 
Annie May, 148 
Belle, 148 

Elizabeth Gertrude, 147 
Gabriel Sayer, 148 
Hannah, 148 
Hannah (Sayer), 148 
Harriet, 148 
Henry Hoffman, 148 
Jesse Adrian, 148 
John, 148 
John Henry, 147 
John Ryerson, 148 
John William, 148 
Joshua Sayer, 147, 148 
Martha Hoffman, 148 
Martha Mary, 147 
Rose, 148 

Theodore Clark, 148 
William, 148 
William Carpenter, 148 




Bertha, 219 
Edward Ryerson, 219 
Fannie, 218 
Fred B., 2 
Minnie Day, 219 
RossW., 219 
Stanley, 219 
Stillman, 218 
William, 218 
Major, 329 
Sophia, 329 

Angelina (Beach), 175 
Elizabeth D., 103 
Elizabeth Dudley, 175 
Jeremiah, 175 
Thomas, 234 
Doris, 151 
Herbert, 151 
John, 151 
Ross, 151 

Sarah, 119 
Ada, 79 
Catherine, 79 
Edward, 186 
Ellen, 279 
Frank, 79 
Henry A., 79 
Jane, 79 
John, 79 

John McClellan, 292 
Martha, 79 
Mary E., 291 
Mr., 186 
Samuel, 79 
Samuel B., 79 
Sarah McClellan, 292 
Thomas Brown, 79 
William, 79, 146 

Charles, 190 

Everett, 190 

Jessie, 189 

Ann, 33 

Charles Harold, 146 

Eleanor Boylan, 146 

George W., 146 

Robert Engle, 146 

William, 33 

Richard, xiv 

Abraham, 266, 267, 277 

Adrian, 266 

Aeltje, 266, 268 

Alfred, 277 

Annetje, 267 

Annie, 267 

Catherine, 267 

Hoogland — continued 
Cornelius, 267 
Derrick, 266 
Dinah, 266, 277 
Dirck, 266 
Eliza, 277 
Etye, 267 

Geerediena, 272, 277 
George Washington, 277 
Gerrardienna, 266 • 
Hendrick, 268 
Jacob, 277 
Lemmetje, 266 

Magdalene, 267 

Margaret, 267, 268 

Mariah, 266 

Mary, 267 

Neeltje, 266, 267, 268 

Peter, 277 

Phoebe, 267 

Sarah, 268, 277 

Sussannah, 266 

Tunis, 267 

Wilhelmus, 267 

Willem 266, 277 

William, 266, 267, 277 

Abraham, 268 

Adriaen, 268 

Adrian, 268 

Annetje, 268 

Annetje (Bergen), 266 

Catalyna, 266 

Catherine, 270 

Cornelius, 266, 268, 269 

Derrick, 268 

Dirck, xiv, 269 

Dirck Jansen, 266, 268 

Elbert, 266 

Hendrick, 266, 268 

Jacobus, 268 

Jan Dircksen, 268 

Johannes, 268 

Nelke, 268 

Tytje, 268 

Wilelm, 266 

William, 268 

Barbara, 82 

Eva, 169 

Harriet, 45 

Horace, 169 

John, 98, 127 

Mr., 285 

Sarah, 62, 127 

William, 169 

Albert, 70 

Albert C, 70 

Albert P., 70 

Andrew H., 36 

Catharine, 36, 50 

Charity E., 178 

Cornelius, 70 

Cornelius A., 70 



Hopper — continued 

Howe — continued 

Cornelius C, 36 

Helen, 214 

Cornelius P., 70 

Mabel, 214 

Eliza Jane, 70 

Walter, 214 

Francis A., 70 


George, 131 

Daniel, 15, 22 

George Whitefield, 70 

Elizabeth, 22, 98 

acob H., 27 

Elizabeth (Reading), loi 

.ohn, 131, 247 

Elsie (Reading), 15, 22 

onathan, 70 

Lewis, 18 

onathan Henry, 70 

Ruth, 207 

. oseph, 70 


Caziah, 62 

Amos, 132 

Margaret, 194 

Bcrtine, 132 

Maria, 131 

Catherine, 132 

Maria (FoUey), 247 

Frank H., 31 

Marie (Doremus), 36 

Jerome, 132 

Mary Catherine, 70 

Mary, 132 

Peter, 70 

Pearl, 31 

Peter A., 70 

Valentine, 132 

Rachel, 70 


Rachel Leah, 70 

Agnes, 72 

Sarah, 58 


William, 5 

Dr., 96 


Frank, 139 

Ida, 163 

Hattie, 234 


Merrill, 139 

Abigail, 9 

Miss, 96 

George, 140 

Nancy, 182 

Mary E., 176, 239 

William, 141 

Minnie B., 293 



Sarah Amanda, 167,235 

Harriet (Blake), 288 


John, 288 

Evelyn Augusta, 201, 250 



William, 194 

Ida, 299 



Ann, 298 

Eleanor, 65 

Cynthia (Shutter), 298 

Eleanor Elizabeth, 135 

Eliza J., 281 

Emma, 81 

Elizabeth Jane, 288 

Frank M., 80 

Harriet, 281 

Grosvenor Allen, 135 

Harriet (Blake), 281, 288 

Mrs. Robert S.,ix 

acob, 281 
ohn, 281, 288 

Robert S., 135 

William, 194 

.largaret, 281 


Peter, 298 

Cora M., 148 



B. L., 149 

Anna (Duer), 37, 42 

George W., 83 

Benjamin, 37, 42 

John Henry, 83 

Elizabeth, 14, 42 

Joseph, 83 

Rhoda, 14, 37, 42 

Julia, 84 


Louisa, 153, 229 

Mary M., 192 



Annie, 70 

Abraham, 272, 279 

Catherine, 125 

Catherine, 279 

Cora, 48 

Charles D., 333 

Frank, 129 

Cornelius, 272, 279 

Harriet C, 45 

Elizabeth, 272, 282 

Joshua R., 166 

Elsie, 272 

K., 109 

Jan, 272 

Mrs., 124 

Jane, 272 

William E., 66 

John, 279 


Mrs., 66 

Ethel, 214 

Phoebe, 272 



Humphrey — continued 

Sarah, 279 

Thomas, 272 

William, 272 

Abigail, 15 

Anna, 179 

Beason, 179 

Benjamin, 32 

Bennett, 179 

C. D., 179 

Charles, 39 

Ellen, 38 

George, 32 

Jesse, 38 

Margaret, 38 

Mary Davis, 290, 299 

Sarah, 83, 85 

Helen, 122 

William, Jr., 122 

Ida, 140 

Florence, 196 

John, 21 

Mark, 195, 196 

Peter, 196 

Richard, 195 

William, 196 

A. M., 326 

Jane, 181, 241 

Florence L., 205 

Frederick Wilbur, 205 

Gertrude, 303 

Grace, 205 

Herbert Penfield, 205 

Thomas, 205 

Caroline, 210, 254 

Charles, 254 

George W., 153 

Miss, 149 

Allicia Maria, 72 

Thomas, 72 

Barent, 10 

Maritje, 10 

Margaret, 290, 299 


Grace Mildred, 230 

John, 161 

Arthur, 49 

William, 168 

General, 39 


Edward, iii 

John, 44 

Mr., 44 

Josephine, 228 

Rosetta L., 204 


Alfred, 97 ' 

Bertha White, 97 

Capt., 121 

Col., 88, 332 

Edward F., 170 

Etta, 47 

Gen., 155 

Henry, 108 

Hilda C, 94 

Lavinia, 163 

Nellie, 47 

Nellie M., 97 

Sarah, 332 

Thomas, 182 

William Nelson, 47 

Abraham, 105, 222 

Brant, 105 

Cornelius H., 56 

David, 104 

Hannah, 104 

Hester, 196 

Hester (Van Ness), 196 

James, 105 

James O., 196 

James P., 2 

Leah (Mandeville), 105, 222 

Maria, 104 

Martjetie, 105 

Mary, 50, 105, 222 

Mary, 222 

Mottie, 22, 105 

Nicholas, 104 

Rachel, 50, 105 

Roeloff, 105 

Wilhemina, 22, 105, 222 

Agatha, 34 

Richard, 34 

Annette, xiii 

John, 294 

Louis Wisner, 294 

Margaret Lounsbury, 294 

Margaret Wisner, 294 

William H., 178 

Adriaen, 335 

Barent, 335 

Anneke, 160 

Sarah, l5o 

Harriet, 43 



Jarvis — continued 
Richard, 200 


Jane, 134 

Joseph, 134 

Margaret, 140 

Elizabeth, 44, 96 

Rollin, 169 

Stewart, 169 


Blandina, 12 

Geertje, 12 

George, 12 

Johannes J., 12 

Joris, 12 

Margaret, 12 

Nicholas, 12 

Theunis, 12 

Catalina, I, 4 

Steve, 177 

Almanson, 79 

Almiram, 79 

Calvin Parsons, 276 

Daniel, 79, 80 

David Albert, 276 

Elmer, 177 

Elmira, 79 

Holmes, 79 
Jane, 79 
Joel, 276 
Joel Spencer, 276 
John, 79 

Joseph Hiram, 276 
Laura Abigail, 276 
Mary Bethia, 276 
Uriah W., 79 
William Henry, 276 

Franklin, 283 

George W., 144 
Iva, 144 

Mabel (Presby), 144 

Parsons, 198 

Adelaide, 220 
Anna, 7 
Annie, xiii 
Barent, 7 
Benjamin, 200 
Charles, 169 
Charles Gustavus, 173 
Charles H., 203 
C. W., 220 
Edward, 166 
Edwin S., 131 
Eva, 226 

Johnson — continued 

Grace Adriance, 286 

Gustavus, 173 

Hattie, 203 

Henr>', 166, 203 

Henry Weeks, 286 

James Henry, 286 

James L., 131 

James S., 131 

J. R.,202 

Julia, 203 

Lewis, 203 

Lyla, 203 

Margaret, 133,212 

Margaret (Benson), 173 

Mary, 203 

Nellie, 200 

Nora, 203 

Theodore, 203 

Raymond Randall, 286 

Sarah Ann, 78 

Simeon, 220 

Viola, 169 

Walter Ryerson, 220 

Catherine, 175 

Daniel, 280 

Elizabeth Turner, 40 
Fred, 138 
Griffith, 330 
Harry, 126 
Isabella Kerr, 40 
John, 200, 273 
Julia, 288 
Louise Mary, 40 
Lydia, 50 
Marcus, 78 
Mary Ryerson, 40 
Nancy, 46 
Phoebe, 336 
Sarah, 329, 330 
Silas Russell, 40 
Silas Russell, Jr., 40 
Susanna, 2 
Tabitha, 46 
William, 71 

Nicholas H., 27 

Ada Margaretta, 71 
Charles, 71 
Dorothy, 208 
Emma Gertrude, 71 
Grace, 71 
Jane, 322 
Jessie, 71 
John, 208 

Sarah, 3, 8 

Robert, 71 

Antoine, 210 
Jurica, 210 
Marco, 210 


Juhn — continued 


Margaret, 210 

Catherine, 108, 184 

Mary, 2IO 

Frank, 132 

Joseph, 334 


Mary, 251 

Agnes, 21 

Mary Jane, 146, 224 

David, 21 

Mr., 185 

Edmund, 21 


Emma J., 21 

Amos, 166 

Emmetta, 21 

Bertha, 166 

Eva D., 21 


Filmore, 21 

Catherine, 227 

Irving, 21 


acob, 21 
oseph, 21 

Charles, 109 

Jane, 16 

Maria (Burke), 112, 191 


Mary A., 21 

Mary Ann, 16 

Mary Ann, 21 

P., 191 

Nellie, 21 


Nettie C, 21 

Edward F., 141 

Peter, 21 

George, 151 

Sarah, 21 

Gov., 165 

Will, 21 

Laura, 106 


Sarahs., 151 



David, 189 

Cora, 222 

Ethel, 189 


HarleyL., 189 

James, 280 


William B., 280 

Agnes L., 131,211 



Isabella W., 40 

Frederic, 245 

R., 112 



Evart Pietersze, I 

May Genevieve, 88 



Lucy, 197 

Ann Isabel, 58 



Amelia Ogden, 89 

Susan, 26 

Elmire, 38 


Henry Thomas, 88 

Geertje, 335 

Mariel Ryerson, 89 

Hendnck, 335 

Thomas M., 88 


William Thornton, 89 

Dinah, 160 


Georgiana, 120 

Ella, 79 

Hans, 160 


Hans, Jr., 160 

A.Z., 120 

Hans, 2d, 160 



Peter F., 195 

Margaret, 25 

Elizabeth, 135.216 

Alva, 144 


Daniel Ryerson, 144 

Lelia, 154 

Edward, 144 

Fannie Ryerson, 144 

Abraham, 140 

Jacob, 144 
Leora, 144 
Miles, 144 
Pmckney, 144 

EbenC, 140 

Fred, 140 
John, 140 
Lois, 71, 140 

Polly, 144 
S., 144 

Sally, 140 

William A., 140 

Sally, 144 



Jennie, 91 

Hattie, 172 



Abraham, 4, 6 

Nancy, 21 

Arent, 6 



King — continued 

Kniffen — continued 


Elma, 181 

David, 312 

Erie, 181 

Fametje, 6 

Ernest, 181 

Fannie, 219 

Florence, 181 

Franks., 235 

George, 106 

Gertrude Z., 205 

Maril I8l 

Hannah, 4 

Rolfe, 181 

Hendrick, 6 


John, 6 

Augustus James, 04 

Lois jannette, 235 

Charles P., 94 

Mary, 6 

Charles v., 94 

Mary Caroline, 147 

Cora, 94 


Edward Lewis, 52 

Percy, 219 

Freelon, 94 

Phoebe, 6 

G. Freelon, 94 

Robert, 219 

Isaac, 94 

Roy, 219 

Josiah Jordan, 94 
Lydia (Jordan), 94 

Susannah, 4 

Victor, 219 



Margarius, 94 

Hester, 24 

Rosalia, 94 

Joanna, 26 



Jessie H., 234 

Grace, 199 



Emma S., 48 

Sarah Agnes, 103, 174 

Goodlow, 164 

Sarah B., 284 

Julia (Duboise), 164 


Lyman W., 164 

Gustave, 243 



Eels, 337 

Douglas Gunn, 122 

Hellinoor, 14,337 

George, 122,295 

Jan, 14.337 

George Ryerson, 122 

Magdalena, 337 

Harold Hunter, 122 

Thomas, 14,337 

Hoffman, 295 


Kenneth Berry, 122 

Elizabeth, 326 

Lulu, 295 

Valentine, 326 

Maud, 295 


Phoebe Ryerson, 122 
Reginald Britton, 122 

Abraham, 6 


William Ryerson, 122 

Abraham, 6 



Eliza, 56 

Simonie, 295 


Lizzie, 330 



Jane, 31,70 

Frederick, 216 



Jannetje, 70 

Sarah, xiv 

William A., 182 



Adeline, 328 

Maria, 269 

Charles Milspaugh, 149 


Cora Ethel, 182 

Elizabeth, 84 
Emeline, 282 

Emma Josephine, 182 
LillieMay, 182 

, ames Arthur, 149 
, ames Milspaugh, 149 

Linnie Myrtle, 182 
Olive, 182 

. ohn Henry, 149 
Vlary Abigail, 149 
Nicholas Ryerson, 149 

Robert C, 182 

Sarah, 139, 220 

Sarah Elizabeth, 149 

William Peter, 149 



Howard, 126 

Edward, 181 


Eliza, 240 

Julia D., 168 



Layton — continued 

Albertina, 170 

George, 150 


James £., 150 

Rose, 194 

Mary, 150 



James, 117 

Ann, 328 


William, 149 

Ann, 328 



Abraham, 272 

CarrieElford, 180, 185 

Nellv, 272 


Thomas, 272 

Alfred W., 246 


Almira, 139 

Alexander, 338 

Edwin, 139 

Cicelv, 338 

George Halstead, 246 

Jane, 338 

Lloyd Alfred, 246 

Otis, 139 

Ann, 328 

Simeon, 139 


Clara A., 165 


Elizabeth, 7 



Annette, 160 

Anna Maria, 105, 179 



Ellen Griffin, 41,90 

Ann, 328 

John S., 90 


Lucinda (Martin), 90 

William, 90 

William, 90 



James, 62 

Olga, 97 



Ernest L., 49 

Elizabeth, 7, 23 



Mertie, 49 

Cornelius, 211 


Mary Frances, 211 

Constance, 125 



Amos, 226 

Amasa, 72 

Herman, 226 

Anna Maria, 72 


Francis Barclay, 72 

Sarah, 109 

Francis Barclay, Jr., 72 


George, 72 

John, 150, 151 
Lillian, 151 

James, 72 
James Francis, 72 

Mary, 151 

John M., 72 


Margaret (McNeish) (Ritchie), 72 

Ada, 124 

Margaret Eliza, 72 

Ann, 124 

Mary, 72 
Sarah Ann, 72 

Charles, 124, 200 

Cyrus J., 135,215 

Thomas, 72 

Emily (Hoe), 215 


Gladys, 135,215 
Harriet, 124 
Henry C, 135 
Henry Corbin, 215 

Abijah, 279 
Loretta, 293 
Mary, 279 
Massa Ann, 78 

Hilda, 215 
James, 73 

Lucy Gilbert, 215 
Martin, 124 

Rebecca, 109, 187 

Robert E., 187 

Catryntje (Dorlant), 59 

William, 124 

Helena, 9 


John, 303 

Joseph, 118 

LefTert, 59 

Magdalen, 59 

George W., 327 

Maria, 59 


Conrad, 143 

Mary, 27 


Fred E., 143 

William, 65 





Bessie, i8o 
Ada, 183 
Mr., 241 

Elizabeth A., 218 

Alfred G., 127 
John, 127 

Louise Fiorlaba, 127 
Salvator Francis, 127 
SalvatorS. p., 127 

Edna (Keeler), 172 
John, 172 
Madge \V., 172 

Margaret E., 113 
William Hollis, 113 

Harry, 171 
Eva, 206 
Jennie, 206 
Julius, 206 
Mary, 206 

Moses Augustus, 206 
Arch, 91 
Frank, 91 
George, 91 
Jerome, 91 
Josephine, 91 
Nellie, 91 
Otis, 91 

Edgar, 202 
Elizabeth, 193, 242 
Jacob, 282 
James, 202 
Mary, 55, 113 
Timothy, 25 
Abbie, 44 
David, 44 
Dorcas (Nason),44 
Jesse M.,44 
Simon, 44 

William, 201 

Milton Clarkson, 41 
Milton Turnley, 41 

Miss, 324 
David, 161 
Matilda, 92, 161 

Louis, 95 

George, 223 
John, 224 


Frank, 188 

May, 188 

George, 248 

Georgiana M., 198, 247 

Adelaide, 65 

Agnes, 30, 64 

Anne, 65 

Catherine Ryerson, 65, 67 

Catty, 63, 132 

Conrad, 65 

Conrad Beam, 65 

Eliza, 65 

James, 63 

John, 65 

John C, 63, 65 

John Henry, 65 

Nelson, 65 

Peter, 65 

Peter A., 26 

Rachel, 65 

Ryerson, 65 
Vreche, 63 
William, 65 

U'illiam, 199 

Alexander, 87 
Andrew, 86, 87 
Anna, 39 
Charles H., 87 
David, 39 

Elizabeth Kirkwood, 87 
Emma, 39 
Joseph, 86 
Julia Vibbert, 87 
Julia (Vibbert), 87 
Mary, 38, 39, 86 
Mary Ryerson, 87 
Martha, 39 

Martha (Kirkpatrick), 86 
Robert, 39 
Thomas Ryerson, 39 
William A., 39 

Benjamin C, 226 
Dewitt Gosman, 226 
Edwin Pierson, 226 
Joshua B., 226 
MaryC. (Parker), 226 
Roy L., 226 

Catherine, 146 
George, 146 
Rebecca, 81, 146 

Celia, 126, 203 

John K.,273 

Elmer, 293 
John, 43 
Thomas, 107 




George, 52 

William, 184 

George W., 33 

Charles, 141 

John, 257 

Lillian, 257 

Richard, 126 

Emma Harvey, 236 

Fred, 236 

James, 236 

Wilhemina, 236 

Peter, 8 

Albert, 78 

Alice, 78 

Calvin, 78 

Carrie, 79 

Charles, 78 

Cora, 78 

David, 78 

Edwin, 78 

Elwood, 77 

Emma, 78 

Frank, 78 

Franklin P., 79 

George, 78 

Gertrude, 78 

Grace, 78 

Ira, 78 

James, 77, 78 

Jane, 78 

John, 78 

Lois, 79 

Louie, 78 

Lowella, 78 

Martha, 78 

Minnie, 78 

Newton, 77 

Nina Viola, 78 

Rebe, 78 

Rebecca, 78 

Robert, 79 

Sarah, 78 

Silas, 78 

Thomas, 77 

Viola, 79 

Williams., 78 

Mr., 200 

Harraen, 7 

Peter, 7, 8 

Petrus, 8 

Syntje, 8 

Anna E., 313 

Christina, 161 

Lydia Gertrude, 291 

Lord — continurd 

Matilda, 232 

Elizabeth, 52 

Robert Roberts, 52 

Elizabeth, 279, 303 

Freelove, 285, 293 

Hannah (DeLong), 293 

John, 293 , 

Lovey, 293 

Sarah, 9 

Catherine, 60 

Christopher, 123 

Geertje, 7 

Gertye, 7 

Helen, 60 

Henry, 60 

John, 60 

John Bergen, 60 

John Henry, 60 

John Ryerson, 60 

Maria, 60 

Rebecca, 60 

Samuel, 60 

Stephen Stryker, 60 

Syntje, 7 

William, 60 

Sarah, 154 

Adele, 294 

Adriance, 294 

Gertrude Adriance, 294 

Helen Adriance, 294 

Louise Adriance, 294 

Margaret Adriance, 294 

Mary Hoyt, 294 

Nettie, 251,260 

William Hoyt, 294 

William Stephen, 294 

William H., 70 

Johannis, 266 

Edward, 165 

Jane, 129 

Walter, 129 

J. Andrew, 256 

Abraham, 31 

Alfred, 31 

Amzi, 255 

Ann, 328 

Anna, 31 

Anne, 31 

Cecil, 31 

Charlotte, 31 

Daniel Webster, 31 

David, 35 

David C, Jr., 31 

David Clark, 31 


Lozier — continued 


Earl W., 31 

Catherine A., 26 

Elsye, 12,35 

Esther Bogcrt, 31 


Ethel R., 31 

Caroline, 108 

George, 31 

Charles, 107, 108 

Gertrude, 31 

Emma, 108 

Helen, 31 

Martha, 107 

Jacob, 31 

Mar)', 107 

James, 31 

Tryphosa, 107 

Joseph, 118 




Milton, 31 


Milton Shultz, 31 

Nancy, 108 



Peter, 8 

Louis F., 253 

Richard, 31 

Samuel, 253 

Rita D., 31 


Rudolphus, 255 

Annie M., 292 

Ruth, 31 


Sophronia, 65 

Eliza, 140 

Theodore Frelinghuysen, 31 

Josephine, 143 


Mary, 199 

Maria, xiv 



Mary, 100 

Eve Abigail, 222 


Harry, 222 

Mrs., 324 

Jennie Stearn, 222 


Joseph, 222 
Theodore R., 222 

Nellie, 324 


William, 222 

Mary, 8 

John, 171 

Dorothy, 33 

William H., 226 

Elain 33 


Elizabeth, 214 
James, 214 

Maud, 33 
Muriel, 33 
Rita, 33 

William, 33 

Maria, 214 



Lawrence, 71 

Clara, 21 



Abraham, 106 

Florence Bell, 207 

Elizabeth, 37, 50, 106, 182 

George, 207 

Elsie, 2 

Helen, 207 

Emma, 106 


General, 178 

Alvisa, 96 

George, 37 

Mary, 95 

George H., 106 

Robert, 95 

George L., 37 

Samuel S., 95 

Giles, 2 

William, 95 

Hendrick, 50 


Henry, 23, 37, 50 

George, 329 

Hester, 24 


Catrina, 267 

James, 103 
James H., 106 
James J. ,106 
Jane Jones, 178 
Johannis, 333 
Joris George, SO 

Elizabeth, 267 
James, 267 
Peter, 268 
Sarah, 268 

Columbian., loi, 171 

Mary Elizabeth, 106 

Mary (Ryerson),37 
MaryS., 161,231 


Nicholas, 50 

John C, 63 

Nicholas R., 106 

William, 97 

Peter, 42 



Mandeville — continued 
Sarah, 22, 42, 50 
Thomas, 231 

George, 162 

Elma Jane, 68 
Henry, 68 
Joshua, 68 
Mary, 68 

Abraham, 118 
Amanda M., 327 

Hester, 118 

Margaret, 56, 118 

Isaphene, 170 

Emma, 65 

Mr., 112 

Julia, 106 

Frederick, 205 

George Ryerson,205 

Joseph, 205 

Lillian, 205 

Ann (Doremus),223 

Edo, 223 

Garret E., 223 

Jane (Doremus), 223 

Mary Ellen, 223 

Catharine, 211 

Charles Beauman, 211 

Christina, 211 

Mary J. (Beneteau),26o 

Robert, 260 

Robert J. ,260 

Samuel, 211 

VidaE. F.,236,260 

Charles, 118 

Reina, 214, 256 

Thomas, 24 

J. I., 107 

Brackett, 233 

Susan R., 164, 233 

Adriaen, 301, 303, 304. 305 

Adriaen Vanderveer, 309 

Adrian, 275, 308 

Adrian, Jr., 305, 307 

Adrian 1., 306, 307 

Ann Maria, 309 


Aris, 305 

Catalynte, I 

Cornelius, 7 

Eliza, 309 

Elizabeth, 307, 309 

Esther Jane, 308 

Martense ^ continued 

Garret, 59, 303. 305, 307. 309 
Garret L., 302, 308, 309 
George, 307, 308, 309 

Gertrude, 308 

Helen, 309 

Isaac, 304, 306, 308 
Jacob, 7 

Jacob Van Brunt, 30^, 309 

Jane, 307 

Jane Van Brunt, 308 

Jannetje, 301,304 

John v., 309 

Jores, 303 

Joris, 7,302,305, 307-308 

Leffert, 302, 305, 307, 308, 309 

Maria, 305, 307 

Martin, 302 

Mary, 309 

Neeltje, 303, 304 

Nelltje, 305 

Rachel, 301,307 

Rem, 301,302,305 

Ryer, 7 

Samuel G., 308 

Sarah, 270, 302, 303, 308 

Susan, 301 

Susanna, 301, 302, 303, 305 

Suydam, 308 

Syntje, 7 

Joris, 5 

Ann E., 83 

Cornelius, 125 

Edna, 185 

Edward, 125 

Elberts, 83 

Elizabeth, 125 

Evi Adams, 83 

George Evi, 83 

Hannah, 38 

Helena, 83 

James, 168 

John, 209 

John Ryerson, 83 

Lewis R., 83 

Lillian, 189 

Louis, 83 

Mary, 83, 125 

Nicholas R., 83 

Sarah, 125 

Sarah Elizabeth, 293 

Theodore, 79 

Thomas, 124 

Wilhemina, 124, 201 

William, 124, 125 

William Desart, 83 

Edwin R., 24 

Elizabeth, 44 

Hugh, 44 

Nancy, 44 

Nathaniel, 44 

Samuel, 44 





Amelia (Hall), :02 

James VV., 327 

Ann, 329 

George \V., 24 

Mary Elizabeth, 214 

Miss, 95 

Fred, 182 

Abner, 196 

Clara, 196 

Effie, 196 

Frederick, 196 

Horace, 196 

Raymond, 196 


Linn De Riemcr, 86 

Margaret Anthony, 86 

Albion, loi 

John, loi 

Mary, loi 

See Mac 

Annie Lawrie, 158 

Hugh Johnston, 158 

Mary (Campbell), 158 

Walter E., 143 

Jennie, 58 

Catherine, 251 

John, 273 

William, 79 

Harriet B., 79 

Edgar, 141 

George W., 201 

Ann E., 326 

John, 97, 98 

James, 29 

Kate, 191 

Alonzo, 78 

Charles, 78 

David, 78 

Elizabeth, 77 

Franklin, 78 

Letta, 78 

Lillie, 78 

Nannie, 78 

Newton, 78 

Otto, 78 

McDade — continued 

Rebecca, 78 

Thomas, 78 

Angus, 289 

Charlotte (Parrott), 289 

Donald, 55 

Eleanora, 289 

Hugh Adriance, 289 

John, 55 

Mary, 160 

Nancy, 185 

Roger, 289 

Emma, 206 

Jane B., 259 


William, no 

Alice, 193 

Mr., 134 

Ellen, 66, 134 

Jennie, 203 

Charles Burrill, 158 

Isabelle, 158 

Andrew, 296 

John, 81 

Charlotte, 88 

Ella, 119 

Edward, 80 

John W., 70 

Elizabeth, 193 

Mr., 324 

Marie, 95 

John, 300 

Joseph, 300 

Nellie, 159 

Ellen, 2 

Doris, 168 

Frank, 168 

Marden, 168 

John. 63 

John, 1 1 1 

Alex, 38 

Elizabeth (Claridge), 38 

Laura, 38 



McLeod — continued 
Mary, 38 
Mary Ann, 213 
Mr., 328 
Sarah, 9 

Eliza, 54. 112 

Aurelia, 117 
Anna, 87 

Caroline Simpson, 87 
David Ryerson, 87 
Emma Barrett, 87 
Francis, 87 
Mary, 87 
Mary E., 41 
William, 87 

Annie, 116 

Caroline, 109 
Emma, no, 187 
Daniel, 329 
Edith, 183 
George, 183 
Jennie, 329 
Lorenzo, 183 
Mabel, 329 
Samuel, 183 

Wallace, 106 

Rose, 136,216 

Augustus, 193 
Bessie, 291 
Charles A., 291 
Elizabeth, 10 
Elizabeth T. (Lord), 291 
Erastus, 73 
George A., 291 
Gideon, 291 
Gideon H., 291 
John, 13 
Josiah, 133 
Margaret, 2 
Peter, 13,216 
Zachariah, 282 

Ann, 105,177 
Elizabeth, 50, 103 
Peter, 103 

Daniel T., 46 
Evelyn A., 171 
Evelyn Augusta, 236 
William T., 236 

Catherine Francis, 71 
Cornelia, 71 
Frank, 71 
Jacob, 71 
Maria, 71 

Meeker — continued 
Martin, 71 
Martin Ryerson, 71 
Mary Ryerson, 71 
Samuel, 71 
Sands, 71 
Sarah, 71 

Ida, 175 

Clarabel, 139 

Caroline Isabell, 290 
George Davis, 290 
Lila, 290 
Mabel Edna, 290 
Mary Eliza, 290 
Eliza, 112 
Robert, 112 
Mrs., 43 
William, 43 

George, 45 
Merritt ., ^^ 

Deborah Atwood (Hiland), 173 
George, 173 
George Carleton, 173 

Lillian, 98 

George, 145 

John, 241 
Aaron, 336 
George D., 33^ 

Jeremiah, 28, 122 
John A., 28 
Maria, 304, 3°^ 
Phoebe, 122 
Eliza, 8 
Emma, 239 
Margaret, 321 
Metje, xiv 
Aeltje, xiy 
Enock, xiv 
Aert, 9 
John, 28 
Bata, 337 
Bregjen, 337 
Joris, 337 

Catharine, 2 

Mabel, 243 

Eliazbeth, 92 
Jeremiah, 92 



Mills — continued 

Abraham, 43 

Robert Wiley Halstead, 19 

Adele Rollins, 75 

Rosa Wilcox, 65 

Albert, 333 

Samuel Ryerson, 66 

Alpheus, 43 

Simeon, 65 

Amanda Jane, 74 
Amanda Josephine, 74 

Thaddeus, 18 

William, 18, 19 

Arthur B., 330 

William Phillip, 18 

Benjamin F., 330 


Bertha C, 330 

Alice Bond, 296 

Caroline, 43 

Charles, 296 

Charles E., 74 


Deborah (Webb), 73 

Louise, 107 

Earl, 330 


Edward, 291 

Alfred, 158 

Eliza Ann, 73 

Alton, 152 

Eliezer, 273 

Catherine E., 56 

Emma, I49 

Cora, 232 

Ethel Gumming, 75 

Cornelil, 153 

Ezra, 74 

Donald, 153 

Ezra W., 75 

Donald Grant, 158 

Ezra Wilson, 73 

Edith, 152 

Florence Louisa, 75 

Elizabeth, 55 

Franklin Pierce, 75 

Ella, 188 

Harriet Martha, 75 

Emily, 139 

Henry, 333 

Erasmus, 55 

Isaac, 43 

Esther, 232 

acob, 329 
ames, 43 

Frances, 55 

Fred, 152 

ames E., 330 

Freeman, 152 

. ordan Gray, 75 

Grace, 152 

. oseph, 74 

Ira, 232 


James, 55 

Jane, 145, 152 
Lorenzo, 55, 112 

Maria (Cooder), 74 

Matilda, 43 

Marion, 152 

Theodore, 75 

Mary Pringle, 90, 158 

Thaddeus, 73 

Philip, 153 

Seth, 74 

Roger, 152 

Susanna, 333 

Stephen M., 158 

f'eter, 333 


Phillip T., 162 

Adriaen, 303 


Albert, 303 

Thomas, 187 

Albert J., 293 


Anna, 303 

Hannah, 96 


Hannah L., 165 

Charles Edmund, 303 

Jacob, 165 

Daniel, 267 

Sarah, 165 

Elbert, 266 


Eliza, 303 

Elizabeth, 66 

Elizabeth, 277 

Ellen Ryerson, 66 

Hannah, 303 

Ellen (Ryerson), 181 

Ida, 293 

George Augustus, 65 

Jacob, 303 

George Sylvester, 65 

Jacob B., 280 
Jacobus, 267 

Hannah, l8 

Hannah Halstead, 19 

Jan, 303 

Isaac, 18 

Jane, 293 

John Reading, 18 

Jane Ann, 280,303 

Kittie, 226 

. annetie, 305 
. ennie, 293 

Mary, 18 

Mary Reading, 18 


Mary Wiley, 19 

, ohnP.,303 
Vlargaret (Schenck), 277 

Phoebe Halstead, 18 

Rebecca Halstead, 19 

Mariah, 303 

Rebecca Ogden, 18 

Martin, 303 



Monf oort — continued 
Matilda, 303 
Nelly, 303 
Peter, 268, 277, 303 
Peter J., 303 
Sarah Etta, 293 
Stephen, 277, 303 
Susan, 277, 280, 281 
Susanna, 303 
William, 277 

Calvin, 168 

John, 132 
Emma, 322 
Isabella, 15 
James, 16 
William, 15 

Hannah Cavin, 194, 243 
Hester, 279 
Molly, 266 

Charles Colburn, 233 
George, 96 
Ida Allen, 233 
Louis Moulton, 233 
Mr., 96 
Sarah, 96 

William Augustine, 233 
Adelia, 46 
Alice Adriance, 291 
Anna Louise, 291 
Benjamin, 292 
Clara Gennet, 283 
David, 130 
Elizabeth, 141 
Ephraim, 20 
Esther, lOi 
Esther A., 46 
Esther M., lOl 
Francis Michael, 292 
George S. Adriance, ix 
George Seymour Adriance, 292 
Harriet E., 46 
Herbert Pierson, 224 
Horatia, 141 
Isaac, 206 
John, 46, loi, 141 
Joseph Hall, 283 
Lizzie Adriance, 283 
Louisa J., 46 
Lucien, 46 
Mary, 141 
Nahum, 46 
Samuel, 20 
Sarah, 20, 46 
Thomas Alexander, 291 
Walter Adriance, 291 
Walter Howard, 291, 292 
William, 20, 46 

Delephine, 39 

Moran — continued 
Doctor, 39 
Nellie, 214 
Anna, 83 
Delia, 83 
Elizabeth, 83 
Martin L., 83 
Smith, 83 
Morey , 

Adelaide, 169 
H.F., 169 
William, 169 

Andrew Linn, 86 
AnnaE., 86 
Anthony Denton, 86 
Charles A., 86 
Charles Augustin, 86 
David Ryerson, 86 
Elsie DeRiemer, 86 
Evelyn Weakley, 86 
Margaret Blauvelt, 86 
Mary Linn, 86 
Susan, 86 
Alonzo, 99 
Daniel, 65 
Eliza, 65 
Emily, 65 
Henry, 65 
Jacob, 99 
Rachel, 65 

Mary, 293 

Mary A., 199 

Annie, 219, 257 
Ella, 257 

Abraham, 124 
James, 131 

Anna (Weaver), ',169 

Sarah, 47 

Albert Prescott, 88 
Anna Elliot, 58 
David, 118 
Edward Henry, 155 
Fred K., 155 
Fred Ryerson, 155 
George, 188 
George Ryerson, 88 
Gilliam, 1 18 
John, 118 
Norman Eraser, 88 
Robert, 40 
Ann, 32 



Morrison — continued 

Munson — continued 

Ann (Ryerson), 34, 137 

Israel, 82 

Catherine, 34 

Jared, Jr., 82 
Mary M., 82 

Ciiristina, 33 

Richard Charles, 208 

Laura N., 82 

Nancy (Conger), 82 


Susan, 82 

Benjamin, 117 

William, 82 

Carrie, 168 


Elizabeth 0., 164 

Eliza, 174 

Emma, 117, 194 

Mary, 123 

Eunice, 117 


James, 72 
Jane, 117 



Joseph, 117, 194 
Kaziah (Ryerson), 194 

Albert, 33 

Sarah Ann, 72 



Hester L., 322 

Frances, 136,217 



Deborah, 169 

Edith Crosby, 140 


George Ryerson, 140 

Cornelia, 321 

James Howard, 140 
Lois, 140 


John, 124 

Lydia (Butler), 140 

Roy, 124 

Lydia Maria, 140 
Marion Adele, 140 

Sadie, 124 


Nathan, 140 

Alice, 159 

Nathan Butler, 140 

Dessie, 159 

Sabre Maria, 140 

Elizabeth (Ryerson), ix 

Sarah Jane, 140 

Frank Albert, 159 

Stephen DeLancy, 140 

Maurice 0., 159 

William Francis, 140 

Maurice Rector, 159 

William Frank, 140 

Ralph, 159 


Wilma, 159 

Bessie J., 208 


Henry J., 208 
James Ryerson, 208 

Cornelius, 53 

Levi, 53 

Margery Elizabeth, 208 

Louise, 203 

Robert H., 208 

Sarah, 53 


William, 23 

Frances E., 61 


Kate, 199 

Elizabeth, 55 

William, 61 



William, 107 

Bishop, 114 



Barzillai, 16 

Duane, 49 



Eleanor, 339 

Sarah, 238 

John, 339 



Frances, 139 

Etta, 237 



Bernard, 194 

Garret, 312 

Catherine (Rupel), 194 

Henry Ryerson, 312 

Lizzie, 194 

Jane Ryerson, 312 

Rebecca, 16 



Anthony R., 325 

Amos, 82 

Elizabeth (Crapper), 325 

Benjamin, 82 

Floyd Warren, 150 

Elisha Walter, 82 

Grace, 151 

Elizabeth, 82 

J. Warren, 150 
Margaret, 325 

George W., 82 

Hassel, 82 

Samuel Ryerson, 150 

Hessel, 82 


Ira, 82 

Amanda A., 173 



Newton — continued 
Isaac, 135. 215 
Julia H., 135. 215 
Margaret (Willard), 135. 2'5 
Wheelock Willard, 135 
Alfred, 56 
Ernest Turnley, 41 
George Richmond, 41 
Margaret, 177 

Daniel V., 213 
George, 197. 213 
Helmagh, 213 
Nick, 213 
Phoebe, 167 

George, 65 

George, 185 

Helen M., 128, 206 

Louis Worthington, 146 
William S., 145 
Williams., Jr., 146 

MaryEUen, 194. 243 

John, 21 

Henry D., 285 
Horace Wilson, 74 
Linus Olmstead, 74 
Lorena, 39 ^, , ^ 

Margaret (Wallace-Holmes), 74 

Augusta (Ware), 67 
Benjamin Hammatt, 67 
Charles B.. 67 
Charles Benjamm, 67 
Cora L., 147 
Elizabeth Camp, 67 
Ethel, 228 

Frederick Hammatt, 67 
George Frederick, 67 
George Hammatt, 67 
Howard Browne, 67 
John C, 228 
Lydia (Hammatt), 67 
Mary, 325 
Nellie, 228 
Pearl, 228 
Percy, 228 

Nancy, 56. "7 

See Van Nostrand 
Catherine A., 200 
Catherine Ann, 249 
Daniel, 268 
Stephen L., 249 

Mr., 100 
George, 224 


Adelia Maria, 34 
Carmen, 34 
E. R., 34 

George Bragenza, 34 
Jesse, 34 
Jesse, Jr., 34 
Maria, 34 
Morrison, 34 
Oakley ♦ 

Ann, 58 

Cornelius E., 255 
Eugene, 255 
James W., 58 
John A., 58 
Sarah C, 58 
Timothy, 58 

Emma, 253 

William Edward, 52 

Eliza, 278 

Daniel, 193 
David, 193 
Isaac, 193 
Mary, 334 
David, 60 

Hannah Amelia Jarvis,_ 8! 
Phoebe Henrietta Mana, 
Rebecca, 18 
Robert, 18, 88 

Adlington, 124 
Magdalena, 124 
Sarah, 124 
William E., 124 

Charles, 143 
Charles, Jr., 143 
Jennie, 143 

Mary, 27s 
Nathan, 275 

John Romaine, 37 
Margaret, 36 
May, 236 

Anne, 207 
Henry Alfred, 207 
Selina (Dawters), 207 
Ida, 209 
Ole, 209 
Thomas, 209 

Adriaen, 302 
Adrian, 10 
Cornelius, 10 
Isaac, 10 



Onderdonk — continued 

Sarah, lo 

Sarah (Snedeker), lo 

John A., 231 

Rosa, 245 

Sarah, 231 

Sarah, l6l 

Claire Adele, 294 

Clarence, 294 

William Henry, 294 

Mary, 16 

Sarah Jane, 107, 183 

Peres, 278 

Cornelia, 1 17, 195 

Edward, 162 

Peter, 74 

Benjamin, 197 
Jacob Thomas, 322 

Mrs. Samuel, 77 
Anne, 53 
Annie, 112 
Charles, 237 
Sarah (Badger), 237 


George, 290 

Charlotte, 295 

Mr., 295 

Lulu, 151 

Paul, 127 

Pauline, 127 

Lena, 162 

V. D., 96 

George, 99 

Sophia, 1 19 

Warren, 232 

Mr., 278 

Richard, 278 

John, 23 

Joseph, 211 

Frank, 214 

Raymond, 214 
Samuel, 214 


Augusta, 46 

Harriet, 173 
Sally, 44, 94 

Amanda, 227 

Sarah Jane, 145, 224 

Abraham Storm, 274 
Josephine, 274 
Mary Elizabeth, 274 
Morris, 274 

Clara Beulah, 148 

Hattie A., 212 

Ellen Earned, 90 
George, 90 
George Shipman, 90 
Margaret Almira (Codman), 90 
Randolph, 90 
Stephen, 72 

George Shuldham, 52 

Elizabeth B., 27 
William, 73 

Ellenor, 58 

John. 303 

David, 2 
Frederick, 215 
Martha Ellen, 215 

Edward William, 180 
William Creighton, 180, 181 

Fred, 90 
Maud, 90 
Obadiah, 90 

Chester, 188 
Floyd, 188 
James, 188 
Leota, 188 

Elizabeth 0., 166 

Ada, 169 

Guilielma Springett, 68 
William, 68 

Charles C, 170 
Charles N., 170 
Henry, 170 

Isaphene Ryerson, 170 

Charles, 224 
Fannie, 163 
Kittie E., 44 





Charles, 74 

Aaron, 20 

Mary Jane (Mathews), 74 

Amy, 16 


Caroline E., 42 

Debora, 3 

Margaret, 43 

Eliza, 81 

Sarah Matilda, 42 

Frank, 85 

Zadoc, 42 

Amaziah, 187 

Leffert, 302 , 

Ely, 187 

Magdalena, 301, 302 

Everett, 187 


Gerald, 187 

Archibald, 182 

Harry, 187 


Arthur, 163 

Hewlett, 278 

James, 163 


Nellie M., 163 

Hasscl, 82 



Adeline, 165 

Erie, 182 

Sarah, 165 

Minnie, 182 


Samuel, 182 

Elizabeth (Hilton), 218 


Emma, 219 

Aaron, 204 

Frances, 138, 218 

Elizabeth, 204 

Oliver, 218 

Fannie, 204 

Sarah, 219 

John, 204 

Warren, 219 

Simon, 9 


William, 204 

Clinton, 244 


Edna Clara, 244 

Caroline, 143 

Ward, 244 



Ann, 294 

Rudolph, 201 

Anna, 294 


Daniel, 294 

Caroline, 273 


Charles, 273 

Alice Dodge, 201 

Charles G., 273 

Charles H., 201 

Daniel, 278 

Darwin, 100 

Elizabeth, 273 

Ethel McLear, 201 

Hannah, 88, 271, 273 

Frank Cortland 


Isaac C, 273 

Isabella Colton, 


Letitia, 273 

Jesse E., 100 
Joseph, 18 
Lillian Maud, 2< 

Margaret, 273 

Mary J. R., 284 


Mary Jane Ruthven, 292 

Mary Allen, 201 

Nathaniel, 273 

Matilda Louise, 


Samuel, 273 

Maud, 166 

Zephaniah, 271, 273 

Sarah, 43 

Zophar, 88 

Viola Lavinia, 201 



Abigail, 32 

Caroline, 196, 246 
Isaac, 35 



Edna Florence, 


Ann Maria, 76 

Irene, 209 

Garretta, 275 

Louis, 209 

Mildred, 217 

Melvina Louisa 


Mr., 76 

Neva, 209 

Theodorus, 275 
Vincent, 252 

Olga Anna, 209 



Asa, loi 

Cordelia (Kimball), 237 

Eliza, loi 

Mary E., 237 

George, 201 

William, 237 

John W., 201 
Lodice (Doyle), 



John, 216 

May, 47 

Viola, 216 




Maurice Berkeley, 52 

Catrina, 271 

Viscount, 52 

Rynier, 271 


StofFel, 265 

Ella, 79 
John, 79 


Franklin, 94 

Mary, 16 

Henry, 94 


Herman, 94 

Abigail, 30, 63 

Lester, 94 

Abraham C, 106 

L^^'i'. 9-^ 

Amanda, 199, 248 

Madison, 94 

Gerret, 30 

William, 94 

Henry, 37, 106 
John, 119 
Juliet R., 332 
Lucinda, 289 


Charles, 150 

Charles Edward, 150 


Mary, 70, 136 

John, no 

Mary Catherine, 106 
Mr., 327 
Peter, 30 


Abraham Humphrey, 279 

Caroline Storm, 286 

Peter F., 68 

Charlotte, 279, 286 

Sarah, 5 

Charlotte Elizabeth, 286 

Charles Adriance, 286 

Eliza, 122 

Cornelius, 279 

Elizabeth Amanda, 327 

Harriet Newell, 286 

Francis, 122 

Jacob, 279 

George W., 327 
Harry Ryerson, 327 
Isaiah, 72 

Jane, 279 

Jane (Southard), 279, 286 

John B., 286 

Kate, 296 

John Cornelius, 286 

Orisa E., 327 

John Jacob, 279 

Phoebe, 122 

Letitia, 279 

Raymond James, 327 

Mary Roosevelt, 286 

W. H., 327 

Sarah Jane, 286 


Thorn, 279, 286 

Effie, 220 

William, 286 

Elizabeth, 107 



Rebecca, 47 

Catherine, 159 


Edward, 116 

Annie, 45 

Frank, 116 

Benedictme, 45 

Hannah, 289 

Camnie, 45 

Phoebe, 250 

Charles, 45 
Charles, Jr., 45 


Jane, 321, 322 

Christina, 45 

Rachel, 312 

Edgar D., 45 

Stephen, 322 

Ella A., 45 
Ellen Louisa, 45 

Gerry Adams, 235 

Emma, 45 

Leonard, 233 

Ephraim, 45 

Mary J., 233 

Frank, 45 


George, 45 

Miss, 128 

George B., 45 


Harriet, 45 

Edwin Gile, 100 

Henry, 45 


Hiram, 45 

Ada, 232 

Horatio, 45 

George, 325 

Julia Ann, 282, 290 

John D., 308 

Mary Alston, 158 

William Bull, 158 

Ruth, 183 

Jane, 45 
Jonathan, 45, 165 
Joseph, 45 
Leroy, 45 
Lizzie, 45 
Llewelyn E., 45 
Lovina, 45 
Marcia, 45 
Moses, 45 



Pulsif er — continued 

Nancy (Ryerson), 165 

Nellie, 45, 165 

Pearl, 45 

Russ, 45 

Sarah Jane, 45 

Walter H., 45 

William, 45 

Samuel, 137 

Sarah (Ditmars), 137 

William S., 137 


Abraham, 268 
Lucy D., 118 
Mr., 268 


Stephen, 289 

Jennie H., 47 

David, 25 

James, 25 

John, 25 

Maria, 25 

Mary, 178 

Mary Ann Christie, 197, 247 

Peter, 25 

William, 25 

Catherine (Fairchild), 285 

Hannah, 285 

Henry, 194 

Isaac, 141 

John, 285 

Mrs., 245 

William C, 21 

Martha, 231 

Alletta, 274 
Rap el j 6 

See de Rapelje 

Ann, 301 

Annetje, xiv, I, 269 

Catalina, i 

Daniel, 302 

Jannetje, 301, 302 

Jeronimus, 7 

Joris, 27 

Neeltje (Hardenbroek), 27 

Sarah, xiv 

Sarah Jorise, 8 

Rem, 27 

Teunis, 27 

Tunis, 302 

John, 2 

Robert, 300 

William, 300 

Emma Elizabeth, 91 

Frank, 91 

s, 160 

Rayner — continued 

George, 91 

Harriet E., 92 

John, 91 

Marian Ethel, 91 

Mary, 91 

Nellie, 91 

Sarah Frances, 91 

Theodore, 91 

Thomas, 91, 159 

Wesley, 91 

William, 91 

Sarah Frances, 

Hannah, 166 

Henr>', 166 

Herbert Elmer, 171 

Jane (Fawcett), 171 

Thomas, 171 

William H. T., 171 

Alexander, 15 

Amelia, 16 

Amy, 16 

Ann, 15, 16 

Catherine, 17 

Charles. 15 

Col.. 15 

Daniel, 16, 17 

Daniel Reid, 16 

Deborah, 18 

Elizabeth, 16, 

Ellen, 16 

Ellis, 18 

Euphemia, 16 

Ferdinand, 16, 

George, 15, 16, 

James, 17 

John, 5, 13, 15, 16, 19, 22, loi, Ij 

John Mullen, 16 

John Reid, 16 

Joseph, 16, 17 

Mary, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Mary (Ryerson), loi 

Montgomery, 15, 19 

Nancy, 17 

Pierson, 16 

Rebecca, 15, 17 

Richard, 16, 17 

Samuel, 16, 19 

Samuel Ryerson, 16 

Sarah, 16, 17, 18, 19 

Susan, 17 

Theodosia, 16 

Thomas, 17 

William, 16 

Ella Grace, 159 

Lucy, 140 

Martha G., 146 

Annie, 212 

Bertha, 168 

17, 18 

17, 19 



Reed — continued 

Reynolds — continued 

Charles Bailey, 84 

Minnie, 290 

Fletcher, 32 

Sarah J. (Smith), 249 

George, 168 


Harry Sylvester, 239 

Edwin H., 19 

James, 32 


Julia, 169 

Marion Davison, 84 

Henry, 188 

Mina, 168 


Mr., 99 

Abbe Jane, 65 

William E., 84 



Charles, 85 

Edward, 162 


Glen, 162 

John, 53 

Lesley, 162 

Sarah, 84, 150 

Lewis, 162 

William, 150 



Sarah J., 324 

Addie L., 208 


John L., 72 
Miss. 218 

Frank, 91 



Anastatia, 17, 19 

William, 103 

Augustine, 19 


Catherine, 17, 19 

Abel, 174 

Edith G., 33 

Anna (Tufts), 174 

Edward G., 33 

Betsey, 94 

Elizabeth, 19 

Charles Tiffany, 92 

Euphemia, 16 

Elizabeth (Wyman), 173 

Ezra, 33 

Ellen Theresa, 92 

Henry W., 33 

Mary Frances, 173, 174 

John, 16, 17, 19 

Richard, 173 

John Reading, 19 
Lily M., 33 

William, 92 

William A., 92 

Mary, 19 


Mary Elizabeth, 33 

George, 211 

Samuel Reading, 19 


Sarah, 15, 19 

Alice G., 41 

Tabitha (Ells), 33 


Thomas Leander, 33 

John, 9 

Walter Leander, 33 



Dr., xi 

Charles G. Henry, 173 

AnM Maria, 179 
Commodore Perry, 179 
Daniel, 64 
Daniel, Jr., 64 
Edgar Ryerson, 180 
Emma Ryerson, 179 
Ethel Frances, 180 
James R., 180 
Jessie Gertrude, 180 
Judson, 153 
Norma Louise, 180 
Richard Ryerson, 64 
Samuel, 64 
Susanne (Lobdell), 64 


Adriantje Bennett, 267 
Cornelius, 267 
Elizabeth, 7, 25 
Femmetje, 269 
Harmanus, 267 
Hendericke, 267 
Isaac, 267 
Jacob, 316 
. an, 267 
. an Bennett, 267 

annetje Bennett, 267 
■'hoebe, 60, 123 
Sarah A., 61 

Mr., 108 

William, 257 



Harry, 190 

Catalina (Berry), 119 

Thomas, 190 

Isaac, 119 


Clarissa, 276, 281 

Jane (Cypher), 119 

JohnH., 119 

Jessie T., 100 

Samuel, 119 

. ohn B„ 249 


: klary Florence, 249 

Flora, 45 



Roberts — continued 

Andrew, 138 

Ralph, 47 

Charles, 138 

Sadie, 48 

David Easson, 138 

Seth, 167 

Elizabeth (Easson), 138 

Simeon Ryerson, 49 

Margaret (McNeish), 138 

Susanna, 98 

Matthew, 138 

Tabitha, 46 

Sarah, 138 

Wilbur, 47 

Selina, 138 

William Otis, 47 

Simeon, 138 

Winfield T., 49 

Stephen Delancey Ryerson, 138 



Commodore John, 33 

Susan, 16 

C. L., 108 


Amos, 226 

Mr., 93 

Benjamin Franklin, 46 


Beverly, 129 

Daniel, 305 

Charles, 226 


Charlotte, 33 

Andrew Jackson, 47 

Commodore John, 33 

Anna (Young), 99, 167 

Daniel, 130 

Amos, 46, 167 

David Yarnall, 93 

Amos, Jr., 47 

Ellen, 130 

Augusta J., 46 

Eliza Matilda, 130 

Catherine, 47 

Fannie, 130 

Charles D., 47 

Frances H., 130 

Charles H., 154 

Harriet, 212 

Christina, 48 

Henrietta, 130 

Edith, 47 

James, 130 

Edward, 48, 154 

John, 232 

Eli, 46 

John D., 130 

Elmer, 47 

Joseph Terry. 129 

Elmer E., 47 

Juha, 130 

Enla Rose, 48 

Lillian, 186 

Esther, 46 

Louisa, 130 

Eva, 48 

Lucien Moore, 46 

Ezra, 47 

Luther, 93 

Forest, 47 

Mary Adelaide, 130 

Frank, 46 

Walter Franklin, 46 

Frank E., 46 

William Manly, 46 

Fred, 47 


Fred, Jr., 47 

Frances A., 27 

George, 46. 47. 98 


George, Jr., 47 

Elinor Ryerson, 198 

Hanford, 154 

Francis Ryerson, 198 

Hazel, 48 

James G., 198 

Kate, 199 


Kate Amelda, 49 

A. G., 152 

. ames, 46 

Anna, 152 

. essie Louise, 49 

Ason, 152 

" onathan, 46 

Clarence, 152 

. osfeph, 46 

Laura Belle, 125 

.oseph, Jr., 46 
,eah, 330 

Margaret, 38 

Ryerson, 152 

Lord, 191 


Lucretia, 47 

Cornelis, 145 

Lucy, 47 


Marguerite, 47 

Hendrick, xiii 

Maria, 47 


Mary A., 47 

Benjamin, 16 

Mary (Brown), 46, 98 

Charles W., 133 

Nathan Elmer, 47 

Fannie, 290, 298 

Nathan F., 46 

George, 133 

Otis Jackson, 48 

Jacob, 285 

Otis 0., 48 

Jarvis, 126 

Prudence C, 49 

Mary Sherman, 285 



Rogers — continued 
Mr., 285 
William, 133 

Caroline I., 75 
Catherine (Hartman), 75 
Jonathan, 75 
Judith (Palmer), 75 
True Worthy, 75 

Rose Duval, 41 
Dr., Ill 
Frances, in 
Sarah, in 

Catherine (Banta), 204 
Catherine R., 127, 204 
Daniel, 36 
Henry, 36 
John, .36 
Martin, 36 
Philip, 204 
Ralph, 12 

Archange, 52 
Clan, 52 

Henry Ronalds, 52 
Mary Elizabeth Lucy, 52 

Anna, 141 

Abraham, 104 
Ada, 178 
Adelia, 24 
Anna, 179 

Benjamin, 2, 43, 134 
Catharine A., 104 
Elizabeth A., 104 
George, 104, 179 
Jane, 178 

Janie Ryerson, 198, 248 
John P., 104 
Maria, 178 
Martin, 104 

Martin Ryerson, 178, 179, 248 
Peter, 104, 178* 
Peter Pieterse, 2 
Peter Willemse, I 
Sarah, 2 

Sarah Margaret, 43 
Serena, 178 
William, 178 

Adriaen Albertsen, 335 
Rebecca, 335 

Charles, 171 
Frank, 171 
Goldie, 171 
Maud, 171 
Minnie, 171 
William, 171 

Forest, 189 
Virginia, 79 

Benjamin H., 91 
Dorothy Wolf, 91 
Eliza, 273 

Elizabeth (Ryerson), 152 
Frank, 90 
George W., 91 
Harlan P., 90 
Helen, 91 
Ina May, 91 
Jacob, 42, 90, 152 
Jessie, 198 
Kennard J., 198 
Mabel, 90 
Marianna, 198 
Martha, 90 
Mary, 90 
Matilda, 284, 292 
Maud P., 90 
Maurice Ryerson, 91 
Oellah, 90 
Oliver Judson, 91 
Oliver R., 90 
Theodore B., 91 
Walter I., 91 
Washington Irving, 91 
William P., 90 

Thomas, 124 
Mr., 51 

Gus., 125 

Pauline Elizabeth, 166 

George, 187 
Jessie, 187 
Rhoda, 187 
Roy, 187 

Cornelis, 145 

Arthur Belding, 284 
Charles A., 284 
John Adriance, 284 

Richard, 137 
Sophia, S3' 71. 137 
Stephen M., 72 
Timothy, 137 
Welthea (Hatheway), 137 
William, 72 

Minnie, 330 

Lydia, 108, 186 

Elizabeth M., 208 

George W., 139 

William, loi 

Almeda, 47 


Russell — continued 


William C, 175 

L. F., 33 



Lillian, 127 

Fannie, 138 



Lorinda, 83, 149 

Ezra Terry, 149 

Susan, 149 

George, 131 



Caroline, 41 

Katherine, 339 

Catherine Barton, 41 

William, 339 

Charles Lindley, 41 


David, 41, 87 
David, Jr., 41 

Mar>', 17 


David Ryerson, 41 

Abram, 332 

Dudley, 41 


Esther, 41 

Luman, 99 

Esther Elizabeth, 41 


Esther Ryerson, 41 

Eliza (Smith), 252 

ohn Turnley, 41 
oseph Ormsby, 41 

Harriet A., 209, 252 

Willis A., 252 

. oseph Wood, 41 


-ynn Ryerson, 41 

Alice, 167, 235 

Mary, 41 


Mary Ryerson, 41 

Henry, 195 

Rebecca, 41 


Rhea Barton, 41 

Cassandria, 21 

William McMurtry, 41 

Hannah, 233 


Thomas, 177 

John, 222 



W. M., 326 

Charles, 330 


James, 330 

Ida, 98 

Mary, 197. 247 


Parker, 329 

Matilda, 130 

Simon Holland, 329 



Dora, 186 

Catherine, 335 

Eva, 186 

Jacobus, 269, 335 

Harry, 186 

John, 335 

Jessie, 186 

Maria, 335 

M. A., 186 

Rebecca, 6 


Sara, 335 

Adriaen, 268 

Tobias, 269, 335 

Annetje, 265, 266, 269 


Clarence, 60 

Adriaentje, 305 


Elizabeth, 8, 275 

Eida, 272 

Jacobus, 305 
Nicholas, 60 

Ella, 60 
G. C, 104 


Heliet, 59 

Theron, 205 

Hiltje, 59 


Hetty, 59 

John, 222 

Ida, 272, 273, 278 


an, 265 

Catherine Anna, 254 

esse, 60 

ohn, 59, 60, 265 


Louisa F., 57 

Col., 54 

Margaret, 303 

Henry L., 297 

Maria, 268 

Lucy W., 287, 297 

Marion, 60 


Martin, 59 

Ernest, 197 

Ralph, 265 

Estelle, 197 

Rebecca, 60 

Minton J., 197 

Roelof, 265 

Silas, 197 

Roelof Martense, 265 


Rulof, 272 

Henry Francis, I49 

Sarah Ann, 104 



Schenck — continued 
Stephen, 307 
Str\ker, 60 

Susannah (Monfoort), 272 

Henrietta, 246 

Nancy (Shaw), 107 

Charles Herbert, 74 
George Barret, 74 
Margaret Isabella Amos, 74 

Euphemia, 223 

John, 23 
Anna, 5 
Anntie, 22 
Anna, 15 
Hannah, 5 
Johannes, 4 

lona, 240 

Lena, 255 

Cornelius C, 207 

Anna Maria, 179 
Annetta, 78 
Charles, 179 
Franklin, 78 
Helen, 78 
John H., 78 
Lumeric, 109, 186 
Mary Alice, 179 
Minnie, 78 
Ruth, 179 
Sarah, 179 
William John, 52 
Ann, II, 24 
Arent, 4, 24 
Casparus, 23 
Esther, 23 
Hester, 23 

Hester (Kingsland), 23, 24 
Peter, 24 
Philip, 23 
Philip P., 2 
Phillip, 24 

Samuel, 9 

John A., 202 

Mary, 45 

S. Wesley, 168 

Walter, 149 

Almeda Timlow, 84 
Anna Walling, 84 

Seely — continued 

Elizabeth Munson, 84 
Lydia, 84 
Ruth Abigail, 84 
Wm. H., 84 
Alice, 283 
Belle, 283 
Charles, 283 
Elizabeth, 28^ 
Ella, 283 

Harry Adriance, 283 
Minnie, 283 

Dominie, i 

Albert F., 209 
Alva, 209 
Arthur E., 209 
Arthur F., 209 
George A., 209 

John, 14 

Martha Jane, 9 
William, 17 

Adaline, 80 
Anna Maria, 79 
Catherine, 79 
Edwin Vail, 79 
Elizabeth, 77 
Francis Brown, 79 
Hannah Jane, 80 
Henry, 79 
Ira Ryerson, 80 
John Ryerson, 79 
Josephine, 79 
Louis Cheeseman, 80 
Mary Ann, 79 
Mary Elizabeth, 80 
Peter, 79 
Rachel, 78 
Sarah Jane, 79 
William, 77 
William A., 79 
William Brown, 80 
William Randall, 79 
Wilson, 80 

Homer Leroy, 98 

John N., 157 
Julia B., 157 
Nancy (McCracken), 157 
CIvdc, 188 
Harold, 188 

Charles Carroll, 239 
Collie, 239 
Henry, 239 
Millard F., 239 
Mr., 136 
Ralph, 136 



Simpson — continued 

Grover, 224 

Henry Shafer, 80 


Jacob, 80 

Abigail C, 140, 220 

James, 100 

Ann, 140, 221 

John, 225 

Benjamin, 192 

William, 80 

Dennis, 107 


. ane, 118 

. oseph, 220, 221 

Eliza, 134, 215 

• Lorinda, 193 

[ osiah, 45 


Aarv, 112, 192 

William, 79 

Miss, 229 


Nancy (Bain), 220 

Asenath Victoria, 194 

Sophia (Loder), 107 

Calvin, 194 


Charles, 194 

Charlotte S., 104, 176 

Darwin Augustus, 194 


John, 194 

Margaret, 133 

John WiUard, 194 


Martha, 194 

Caroline Augusta, 212 



Sarah, 70 

Sarah A., 91 

Whitehead, 9 



Donald R., 180 

C. W., 128 

Louise, 180 

Mary Ann, 128 

Martin, 180 

Walter, 128 

Robert, 180 


Robert C, 180 

Augusta Ellen, 95 


Caroline J., 95 

Ruth, 126 

Cora, 95 


Francis Henry, 95 

B., 273 

Kate, 95 

Sylvanus, 44 

Robert, 95, 233 


Sarah Parsons, 95 

Monroe, 65 



Catharine McMurtry, 87 

Mary, 288 

Edith, 87 

Miss, 281 

Elizabeth Kirkwood, 87 


Elizabeth (Taylor), 87 

John S., 280 

Maria (Bussing), 280 

George Ryerson, 87 

Henry Taylor, 88 

Mary, 273, 280 

John, 87 


John Erskine, 87 
John Fraser, 87 

Nelson Van Buren, 80 

Thomas J., 80 

Lyle Ashfordby, 88 


Magdalene Fraser, 88 

Charity, 182, 240, 241 

Martha Scotia, 87 

Mary, 240, 241 

Mary Virginia, 87 


Ralph W., ix, 88 

Eliza, 79 

William Erskine, 87 



Harlan, 151 

Elizabeth M., 176,239 



Aaron, 267 
Jane, 121, 199 

Alice May, 148 

J. W., 148 

Johannes, 267 

John B., 148 

Margaret, 199 

William, 193 

Mary, 267 

Rem Bennett, 267 


Sarah, 151 

John, 303 

Sarepta, 85, 150 



Mar>', 14 

Albert Adriance, 284 


Cassius M., 80 

Charles, 218 

Frances M., 80 

Edward Ryerson, 218 

F. H., 284 

George K., 218 






Smith — continued 

Margaret, 238 

Sarah E., 194 


Sarah L., 194 

Cornelia, 93 

Shepherd, 57 

Ed., 93 

Sidney, 58 

George, 93 

Sophronia A., 58 

Joseph, 194 
Willis, 93 

Susan, 169 

William, 123 


William G., 2 

Alfred, 133 

WylieJ., 212 

Alex, 133 


Harriet, 96, 164 

Abraham, 267 

J. H., 130 

Mary, 267 



Abraham Ryerson, 194 

Ruth, 46 

Alma, 189 


Amy, 9 

John, 181 

Catherine, 8, 117, 193 


Catherine A., 194 

Arthur, 141 

Charity, 194 

Minnie, 167 

Charles, 277 

Walter, 167 

Charles A., 194 


Charles Alfred, 237 

Abram, 258 

Charles J., 223 

Daniel. 69 

Charlotte, 133 

Ellen, 69 

David, 108 

Garrett, 69 

David D., 86 

Harriet (Watrous), 289 

Ed E., 328 

Hattie, 229 

Edgar, 328 

Jeremiah, 69 

Ellen A., 126 

John, 37, 131, 289 

Fanny, 57 

Maria, 281, 289 

Florence, 48 

Nettie, 152, 229 

Frank E., 275 

Richard, 69 

Franklin, 248 

Sarah M., 137, 218 

George, 328 

Thomas, 69 

George S., 130 

Walter, 258 

Hannah M., 55 


Harold, 86 

Ed., 253 

Henry, 126 


Henry Stephen, 237 

Hannah, 204 

James, 58 

Martha, 123 

Jane, 60, 123 


Jannette, 286 
Jasper, 14 

Benjamin Hutchinson, 97 

Deborah, 97 

John, 124 
John H., 126 

Elizabeth, 97 

Emily, 96 

John T., 57 

Frank, 201 

. ohn W., 194 
osephine, 126 

Lucia, 98 

Natalie, 97 

Cate E., 57 

Robert B., 97 

Kate H., 198, 248 


Lucinda, 95 

Charles, 77 

Mary, 86 

Charles T., 144 

Mary B., 244 

Christian, 144 

Mary Ellen, 166, 235 

Elsie, 144 

Mildred C, 194 

Jacob, 144 

Minnie, 57 

Oliver, 144 

Orlando, 58 

Sally, 77, 143 

Pearl, 108 

Sarah, 77, 143 

Peter J., 194 

Sarah (Davis), 144 

Ralph, 86 


Robert, 1 17 

Lorctta C, 80 

Robert H., 130 


Ruth, 328 

Francis M., 202 

Samuel, 194, 332 

Gov., 92 

Samuel T., 194 

Jane, 279 


Southard — continued 

Spooner — continued 

Minnie, 202 

Daniel, 98 


Edgar Abbot, 100 

W. M., 91 

Emma Frances, 100 


Helen Elizabeth, 100 

Jane, 28 

Helen Josephine, 100 

Jeremiah, 28 

Ida Lillian, 100 

John, 28 
Mr., 28 

Joseph, 100 

Joseph W., 100 


Lillian, 100 • 

Lucy, 109 

Lizzie, 100 

Margaret, 282, 290 

Lorenzo Stowell, 1 00 


Lovell, 100 

Havelock, 141 

Lucy (Wilder), 98 

Horace, 141 

Mary Alice, loo 

Ida, 141 

Nancy, 98 

James, 141 

Roy Adelbert, 100 

Jane, 141 
Jennie, 14I 

Susan, 100 


Oren, 141 

Caroline, 47 

William, 141 



Mr., 99 

Augustus Ryerson, 147 


George W., 147 

Washington, 193 

Judson, 147 


Lura G., 147 

Phebe, 27 

Maisco, 147 


Mary G., 147 

Laura, 222 

Richard Ryerson Stadelman, 147 


Rush L., 147 

Mr., 77 

William H., 146 

Sophronia, 77 



Ann Swan, 66, 134 

Hannah, 165, 235 

George, 137 

St. Clair 

Salina, 143 

William, 32 


St. Liger 

Alice, 200 

Edgar, 51 

Laura, 200 

Elijah, 51 


Gaston, 51 

Franklin, 298 

Henry, 51 



Alfred William, 167 

Jennie, 228 

Alfred W., 167 


Frederick Noyes, 167 

W. J., 147 



Hannah, 6 

Ann, 160 

Hendrick Janse, 6 

Catherine, 70, 137 

Janneke, 6 


John, 12 

Golda, 294 

Leah, 5, 6 

Jacob T., 294 

Maritje, 6, 12 


Mary, 12 

Delsie, 109 

Theunis, 6 

Ethel, 109 


Newton, 109 

William F., 241 

Roy, 109 



Daniel, 130 

Albert, 127 


Catherine, 127 

Edith, 257 

Charlotte, 127 

Genevieve, 219, 257 

Cornelia C, 127 

Hiram, 257 

Elizabeth A., 127 


Genevieve, 127 

Mary Elmira, 255 

Harry, 127 


, acob, 127 
acob C, 127 

Ardelle, 100 

Beatrice Marr, 100 

. ohn C, 127 



Stamler — continued 

Lillian, 127 

Lottie, 127 

Minnie G., 127 

Virginia, 127 

Wesleyan, 127 

James, 116 

Catherine Anna, 254 

Eliza, 238 

Maude, 41 

James A., 61 

Richard, 29 
Abbie E., 46 
Mary J. (Linscott), 46 
Nathaniel, 46 

Anna (Pratt), 234 
Laura, 165, 234 
Stephen R., 234 
Isaac, 19 
John, 19 

Elizabeth, i8i 

Charles, 141 
Charlotte Ann, 142 
Florence, 141 
John, 141 
Josephine, 141 
Julia, 141 
Rudolph, 141 
William, 141 
Charles, 138 
Howard B., 223 

Bertha, 48 

Joseph, 24 

Martha, 129, 207 

Elizabeth, 84 

John, 130 

Louise, 206 

Cornelia, 329 

Sophia, 224 

William, 236 
Ansel, III 
Isabella Dorcas, in 
Abel, 164 
Charles, 173 
Columbia, 164 

Stetson — continued 
Daniel Lane, 173 
Gertrude Louise, 173 
Harriet Beulah, 173 
Howard Carleton, 173 
John B., 173 
Milton, 173 
Miranda (Childs), 173 
Seth Sheldon, 173 

Abraham, 57 
Ann M., 57 
John, 57 

Maria Catherine, 57 
Phebe, 46 
William, 134 

Alameda, 209 
Belle, 209 
John, 209 

Jonathan, 333 

Charles William, 105 
Elizabeth (Barker), 54 
Isaac, 54 

Mehetable, 23, 54 
William, 54 

Hannah, 70 
Emma, 331 
Griffith, 331 
Jacob, 331 
Joseph, 331 
Theodore, 331 

Amanda, 240 
Aaron, 280 
Alletta P., 280 
Maria, 280 
Man,', 280 
Phoebe, 280 

George B., 136 
Carl, 66 
Prof., 66 

Alice, 201, 250 
James S., 216 
Moses, 71 
Sarah, 125 
Violet, 216 
A. G., 284 

Abraham G., 273, 278, 286 
Adriance, 286 
Alfred, 280, 282 
Anna, 269, 272, 277 
Augustus, 2S0 
Caroline, 274 

Catherine, 279, 280, 287, 303 
Catherine Elizabeth, 279 
Charles, 287 


Storm— continued 


Charles G., 287 

Henn,', 279 

Cornelius, 274 

Isaac Adriance, 279 

Cornelius, Jr., 274 

Letitia, 279 

Edmund, 280 

Margaret, 279 

Edward, 278, 286 

Margaret (Hazard), 279 

Edward Conklin, 278 

Mary Ann, 279 

. Eliza, 278, 284 

Washington, 279 

Elizabeth, 279, 287 


Elizabeth (Losee), 279 

lane, 238 ♦ 

Garret, 279, 280, 303 

"Mr., 238 

George, 287 


George A., 286 

Albert H., 333 

Gregorius, 279 


Henry, 312 

Belle, 189 

Ida (Adriance), 282 


Isaac, 279, 280, 282 

Adam, 118 

John, 287 


John A., 278 

Amelia, 60 

John Adriance, 286 

Amelia (Ryerson), 124 

Letitia, 274 

Elizabeth, 61 

Mary, 274 

Evelyn, 61 

Mary (Adriance), 284, 286 

George, 60, 61 

Mary (Conklin), 279 

Jane Ann, 60 
Leslie, 61 

Mary E., 272 

Mary Eliza, 286 

Lorette Martin, 61 

Mary Engletje, 277 

Mary, 61, 124 

Mary Hewitt, 274 

Mr., 127 

Susan Marie, 287 

Nellie Ryerson, 61 

Theodore, 274, 278 

Oliver Augustus, 60 

Thomas, 278, 280, 287 

Samuel, 60 

William Pierce, 287 

Samuel, Jr., 61 


Samuel S., 60 

Amanda (Odell), 253 

William, 60, 61 

Annie, 212 


Frances, 213, 255 

Ada, 182 

Thomas, 255 

Bertha, 183 


Bruce, 183 

Eliza P., 202 

Dexter, 182 

Joseph, 307 

Laura, 183 

Julia F., 202 
Mary Etta, 202 

Leroy, 183 

Louis, 182 

Minnie, 202 

Mabel, 183 

Walter, 202 

Robert, 183 

William W., 307 

Terese, 240 

Zella, 202 



J. C, no 

Marj', 266 



Lois Loretta, 291 

Harry, 245 
John Henry, 245 


Daniel, 97 
George, 92 

Ralph, 245 

Sarah, 316, 317 

William, 245 

Albert, 100 

Daniel, 100 

Frank Smith, 100 

Levi, 100 

Lorenzo, 100 

Mary, 100 

Archdeacon, 114 

John W., 169 

Harvey, 92 

Mae, 92 

Nellie, 92 

William, 92, 97 

William, Jr., 97 

George, 21 

Peter, 301 

Hannah, 24 

Miss, 60 

Francis, 102 



Stubbs — continued 


Simeon K., 102 

John, 293 


William Henry, 293 

Caroline H., 208 



Sarah, 166 

Maria, 26 



Charles W., 274 

George, 189 

Edward, 71 


Oscar, 45 

Susan, no, 188 



Edwin, 193 

Alexander Baker, 220 

Harn,', 193 

Increase, 220 

Syer ' 

Joseph, 220 

Edward, 113 

Sarah (Wiggin), 220 



Edward, in 

John, 28 
Mr., 23 

Sophia, III 



Sarah, 79 

Ernest, 213 



Mollie, 147 

Aert Pieterse, 335 



Annetje, 3 

Enos Nelson, 181, 256 

Christian, 7 

Julia Maria (Peet), 181, 256 

Daniel, 307 

Martha, 181, 215, 256 

Ferdinand, 121 


Gertje (Ryerson), 302 

Goin, 275 

Gertrude, 305, 307 

Jane Elizabeth, 275 

Hendrick, 7, 302 

Magdelena (Terhune), 275 

, acob, 7, 307 

T. Dewitt, 275 

, ohn, 123 

Thomas Adriance, 275 

.ambert, 7, 302 

Thomas Goin, 275 

Mr., 123 


Sytie, 305, 307 

Wilbur Spicer, 294 

Teunis, 123 



Ann, 126 

Elizabeth, 102 

Elihu, 133 

Fessenden, 102 

Isaac, 133 


John M., 133 

Catherine A. (Crawford), 336 

Margaret (Brundage), 133 

George Washington, 336 

Mary, 290 

William, 336 

Rebecca, 325 



Aaltje, 271 

E. L., 154 

Gerrardina, 278 


Heliche, 278 

Louis, 162 

Hielejen, 278 


Hilache, 278 

Albert D., 232 

Killetie, 272, 278 

Albert Ryerson, 232 

Rudolphus, 278 

Griffith Harold, 232 



Hachiliah, 335 

Ariaemtie, xiv 


Jacques, xiv 

Hachiliah, 335 



Abraham, 322 

Francis J., 86 

Adam, 147 

Andrew Zabriskie, 223 

Christina, 77 

Abigail, 172 

Cornelius A., 223 


David, 324 

Catherine, 149 

Elizabeth (Polhemus), 322 


Emily, 255 

George, 62 

Frank, 223 

Isaac, 62 

George, 255 

Mr., 62 

Henrj-, 322, 324 


Terhune — continued 

Thorn — continued 

Howard, 223 

Sarah H., 286 

John, 56, 255 

Sarah Hoffman, 296 

Mary, 63, 129 

Thomas, 192 

Richard, 63 


Richard Martin Ryerson, 63 

Mr., 118 

Robert, 255 

Sarah, 56 


Sarah (Stratton), 118 

Elizabeth Roe (Peet), 181, 256 


FredericlcPeet,66, 181 

Andries, 6 

Frederick Peet, Jr., 66 

Annettie, 6 * 

John T., 66, 181,256 

Catrina, 6 

John T., Jr., 181 

Peter, 6 


Rebecca, 6 

Emma Gene, 134 

Ryer, 6 


Willemtie, 6 

Floyd E., 149 



Catherine Shaw (Harrison), 135 

Jan, 7 

Cornelius, 134 


John, 135 

Isaac, 29 

Lena, 64, 134 

Sarah, 29 

Zulema, 66, 135 



Martha, 8 

Benton, 132 


David, 162 

Abner, 96 

Evelyn, 93, 162 

E. W., 208 

Henry, 63 

Edgar W., 208 

James, 132 

Irma, 208 

James A., 132 
Joseph, 132 

John, 208 

Martin Sherman, 208 

Louisa, 132 


Lydia (Durand), 162 

Charles Walter, 130 

Oliver, 132 

Christ, 130 



Caroline, 231,258 

Charles, 21 1 


Charles R., 251 

Ephraim, 201 

Edna, 211 

Susan L., 125,201 

Ella, 190 


George, 211 

Arden, 45 

Keziah, 95 


Samuel, 170 

Carrie, 149 



Aaron R., 59 

Emma, 177 

Arthur R., 242 


BairdL., 180 

Delia, 180 

Carl, 87 


Charles, 87 

Delia, 180 

Charles D., Jr., 87 


Commodore Byron, 180 
Edgar C, 180 

Amelia (Holden), 216 
Edna, 216 

Edward, 47 

Edward, 216 

. .W.,Jr., 141 

. ohn,3l6 

. ohn Henry, 179 


Susan, 81 

JohnL., 179 


Julian Francis, 87 

Alexander, 279 

July Ann (Travers), 125 
Lawrence, 180 

Francis, 121 
Louis, 209 

Lawrence Mills, 87 

Sarah Jane, 58 

Maurice, 180 

Walter, 9 

Walter N., 180 



Benjamin Franklin, 293 

Eliza, 112,192 

John, 194 

Maria (Hoffman), 296 

Mary, 293 

Samuel, 296 

Mary (William), 293 




Alzada(Bailey), 83, 225, 229 

Jane Bailey, 153, 229 

William, 229 

Caroline, 184 

Fred, 184 

Jennie, 194 

Minnie, 184 

Winifred, 184 

Charles, 221 

Charles J. B., 221 

Charles John, 221 

Etta Fowler, 221 

Irving Ryerson, 221 

James Edward, 221 

Josephine E., 221 

James H., 98 

Joseph, 334 

Bertha A., 253 

i\loody. 99 

Albert, 124 

William Henry, 124 

Andrew, 162 

Andrew, Jr., 162 

Emma, 162 

William A., 162 

William Henry, 179 

Jacob, 125 

Rosanna, 61, 125 

Anne, 273 

Elizabeth, 8 

Nathaniel Hazard, 273 

Cornelia, 124 

Leanna, 124 

Mary, 124 

Sarah, 124 

Thomas, 124 

Sussanna, 5 

Cataline, 269 

Catalina, xiv 

George, xiv 

Charles, 32 

Henrietta, 32 

Ada, 99 

Ida, 99 

William, 99 

Ethel, 133 

Frank P., 133 

Tucker — continued 

Franklin P., 133 

Harriet, 133 

lanthe, 133 

John, 132 

John H., 133 

Joseph, 133 

Margaret (Sherick), 212 

Phoebe A., 133 

Ralph, 133, 212 

Theodore, 133 

Caroline, 96 

Ebenezer, 96 

Patty (Perham), 96 

Sarah, 140 

Cornelius, I 

Jacob, I 

Marritje, I 

Martin, i 

Paulus, I 

Paulus, Jr., I 

Maritje, 29 

Anna Halstead, 156 

Elizabeth Harsen, 156 

Lenox B., 156 

Martin Ryerson, 156 

Stockton Graeme, 156 

Annie, 193 

Burt, 151 

Frank, 151 

Hugh, 151 

Joseph, 40 

Lois, 151 

Mary, 14, 40 

Rev. Dr., 40 

William, 151 

Emma Gertrude, 41 

Ernest Seymour, 41 

Ethel, 41 

George Hodges, 41 

Mary Rutter, 41 

Parmenas T., 41 

Florence, 201 

Henry, 201 

Elizabeth, 66 

George R., 66 

George S., 66 

Hiram C, 249 
Joseph N., 66 

Mrs., 249 

Rose Ellen, 66 

William, 66 

Henry St. George, 141 
Violet Gertrude, 141 

David, 165 


Twitchell — continued 

Van Brunt — continued 

Elizabeth, 96, 165 

James R., 275 

Lucinda (Grcggs), 165 

Jane, 275 


John, 275, 308 
Lemmetje, 308 

Rose, 48 


Lena (Van Horn), 308 

Antje, 30 

Nicholas, 275 

Dederich, 30 

Rutgert, 308 
Sarah Maria, 275 


Stephen, 275 

Eliza, 106, 181 

Theodore, 275 ' 

Henry, 205 

Van Buren 

Martha, 53 

Anna (Ryerson), 122 

Sarah, 50 

Eliza, 122 


Elizabeth, 13 

Sarah R., 9 

Engelbert Kamegan, 13 


Jacobus, 12, 13 

Grace, 255 

James, 12, 13, 122 

Silas, 194 

Johannis, 13 
Julia Myers, 122 


Margaret, 13 

Elizabeth, 107 

Mary, 13 

Rebecca B., 79 

Moses, 122 


Mykel, 13 

Alice, 126 

Pieter, 13 

Elizabeth, 126 

Polly, 13 

James, 126 

Sylvester, 13 

Orell, 126 

William Edgar, 122 

Samuel, 126 

Van Bume 

Susan, 126 

William, 126 

Jacobus, 12 

Van Allen 

Van Buskirk 

Antje, 36, 77 

Ann Maria, 26 

Catrina, 36, 50 

Catherine, 27, 138 

John, 62 
Louise, 273 

Cornelia, 26 

Dorothy, 71, 138 

Pieter, Jr., 62 

Elizabeth, 27 

William, 273 

Elizabeth (Potts), 138 


Garret, 138 

John, 121 

James, 27 

Van Aresdalen 

Jannetje, 138 

Cornelius, 29 

Jemima, 71, 138 

Van Arsdale 

John, 27, 138 
Lawrence, 138 

Ann, 334 

Isabelle, 81, 146 

Leah, 27 

Jacob, 334 

Peter, 26 

Van Aule 

Sarah, 26 

Elizabeth, 80 

Simon, 27 

Van Berk 

Syntje, 35 

George, 250 

Thomas, 26 

Van Blarcom 

Tomesyntie, 35 

Abigail Ann, 37 

Van Cleef 

Anthony, 10 

Hannah, 79 

Edith, 87 


Harreman, 80 

Catherine, 29, 61 

Mary, 7, 24, 223 

Eleanor, 199 

Olive, 87 

Jacob, 71 
Marv Eliza, 71 

Van Brunt 

Adriance, 275 

Van der Beeck 

Albert C., 275 

Catalyntie Remsen, 266, 269, 


Cornelius, 275 

Rem Janse, 301 

Elizabeth, 275 

Sarah Remsen, 301 

Esther (Vanderbilt), 308 


George, 308 

Anne, 29 

Helen, 307, 308 

Caroline, 243 

Jacob, 308 

Catalina, 3 



Vanderbeek — continued 

Catherine (Ryerson), 105, 160 

Charles Bogart, 254 

Elizabeth, 3 

Isaac, Jr., 29 

Maria 3, 160 

Paulus, 105, 160 


Rem, xiv 

Rem Janse, 269, 315 

Sarah, 3 

Aert, 305 

Annie, 28 


Art, 305 

Cornelius, 315 

Derrick, 267 

Elizabeth, 121 

Elizabeth Jan, 268 

Femmetje, 315 

Garret, 268 

Geertje, 28 

Gertrude, 309 

Gitty, 28 

Hendrick, 268 

Hilletje, 302, 305 

Hilletje (Vanderbeek), 315 

Ida, 302 

Jacob, 315 

Jan, 268 

Jannetje, 302, 305 

Jeremiah, 28, 121, 302 

John, 28, 59, 268, 302 

Maria, 267 

Maria (Van der Vliet), 268 

Mrs. Jacob, 315 

Peter, 28 

Phoebe, 315 

Sarah (Van Brunt), 302 

William, 268 

VV. K., 134 

Charles, 43 
Van der Hoff 

Johanna, 22, 23 
Van der Hoven 

Nela, 304 
Van der Linden 

Susanna, 22, 23 

John, 296 
Van Der Schuere 

Rebekka, 7 
Van Der Scheuren 

Rebecca, i, 6 
Van Der Shinne 

Rebecca, 6 
Adriaen, 309 

Eliza Ann, 308, 309 
Jane, 308, 309 
John C, 309 

Maria, 305 
Sarah, 307 


Abraham Ryerson, 1 77 
Christopher, 177 
Clarence, 177 
Elizabeth, 177 
J Borroughs, 274 
Jennie, 177 
John, 177 
Michael, xiv 

Ida A., 249, 260 

Stephen, 260 

Benjamin, 266 

Edward, 204 

Engeltje, 266 

Engeltje (Harmanse), 266 
Van Driesen 

Anetje, 5 

Johannis, 5 
Van Duyn 

Gerret, 121 
Van Duyne 

Abraham, 3 

Gerret Cornelius, 304 

Jacamyntie, 2 

John, 304 

Mary, 118 
Van Duzer 

Mary C, 147, 226 
Van Dyke 

Cornelius, 30 

Elizabeth, 128, 207 
Van Floeck 

Catherine, 335 
Van Gelder 

David, 3 

Ewout, 3 

Hester, i 

Johannis, 3 
Van Giesen 

Dirck, 62 

Elizabeth, 62 

Hannah, 68, 136 

Martha, 62 

Metje, 62 
Van Hardenburgh 

Jan, xiii 
Van Hook 

Catherine, 271, 276 
Van Horn 

Daniel J., 322 

Eliza (Salzer), 247 

John, 247 

Margaret, 247 
Van Houghwout 

Leffert Pieterse, 59 
Van Houten 

Abraham, 37, 147 

Adrien R., 37 

Catherine, 37, 70 

Clarissa, 145, 223 

Caroline, 175, 238 

Caroline (Berdan), 228 

Catherine, 137 

Cornelius, 175 



Van Houten — continued 

Van Ness — continued 

Cor>'mus, 24 

Ida, 231 

Dirck, 145 

Irene Louise, 161 

Eleanor, 30, 65 

Jane, 231 

Elizabeth Jane, 37 

John E., 25 

Fyte, 82 

John Henry, 105 

Garrabrant, 35, 36, 145 

Lloyd, 196 

Gertrude, 37, 82 

Lucas Ryerson, 103 

Hannah, 147 

Margaret 151, 161,228 

Helen, 144 

Margaret Berrj', 161 ' 

Helmigh, 22, 227, 228 


Henry, 118 

Mary Jane, 105 

Hester, 27 

Martin, 161 

Jannetje, 62 

Melinda Jane, 232 

John, 22, 37, 50, 228 

Rachel, 105 

Judge, 145 
Margaret, 24 

Richard, 71 

Samuel, i6l 

Margaret Ann, 37 

Sarah Elizabeth, 105 

Maria, 37 

Simon, l6l 

Mary, 35 

Simon A., 161 

Mary Ellen, 118 

Simon H., 161 

Martin, 24 

Styles, 196 

Martyntje, 24 

William E., 25 

Peter, 65 

Zelda, 196 

Rachel, 118, 197 

Van Nest 

Rachel (Lyne), 65 

Peter, xiv 

Richard, 37, 137, 145 

Van Noorstrand 

Richard Abraham, 37 

Aaron, 8 

Ryer, 24 

Aeltie (Van Steenwyck), 8 

Sarah, 22, 151, 227 

Jan, 8 

William, 37 

Jannetje, 8 

Van Keuren 

Van Norden 

Peter, 130 

Sarah, 275 

Van Kirk 

Van Nostrand 

John Henry, 75 

See Nostrand 

Van Kleef 

Aaron, 8,61 

Femmetje, 272 

Abraham, 8, 9 

Jannetje, 274, 275 

Adelia, 85 

W£n Linda 

Aeltje, 9 

David, 324 

Alche, 9 

Miss, 324 

Alfred, 202 

Westerfelt, 324 

Altie, 304 

William D., 324 

Antje, 9, 267 

Van Meerbeek 

Benjamin, 162 

Julius, 206 

Betsy, 9 

Van Middlewout 

Catharine (Everitt), 162 

Femmetje Tuenise, 7 

Charles, 202 

Van Ness 

Clara, 9 

Andrew A., 231 

Cornelius, 9 

Burton, 231 

Cornelius, 61 

Cornelius, 105 

Elizabeth, 9, 85 

David, 105 

Frank, 85 

David Ryerson, 105 

George, 8,10 

Edith, 231 

Hattie, 202 

Edna, 231 

Helena, 10 

Edwin R., 231 

James, 9 

Evart, 25 

Jan, 8, 9 

Eveline, 231 

Jane, 85 

Fannie, 71 

Jannetje, 9 

Frank W., 120 

Jean, 9 

Garret M., 105 

Jemima, 9 

Geertje, 145 

John, 8, 9, 85 

George, 105, 178 

Joseph, 10 

Hendrick, 161 

Joseph H., 9 
Lammetie, 29 

Henry, 161 

Henry R., 103 

Lammetje, 61 



Van Nostrand — continued 

Lammetje (Ryerson), 8 

Losee, 9 

Margaret, 106, 180 

Martha, 9 

Martin, 9 

Mary, 9, 85 

Mary Ann, 9 

Matthew, 85 

Mooter, 10 

Norman, 162 

Onche, 9 

Phoebe, 9 

Price, 85 

Richard H., 8 

Samuel, 8, 9 

Sarah, 9 

Stephen, 8 

Susannah, 8, 60 

Theodore, 85, 202 

Waldren, 29 

William Aaron, 8 
Van Nuys 

Jan, 3 
Van Nuyse 

Abigail Auckersy, 302 
Van Orden 

Mary E., 26 
Van Order 

Elizabeth Brown, 83 
Emily McChesney, 83 
J. J.. 83 
John Ferrier, 83 

Robert Bailey, 83 
Van Pelt 
Annie, 93 
Jacamintie, 2 
Tunis, 93 

Wouter Teunisse, 2 
Van Ripen 

Annetje, 10, 29 
Juriam Tomasse, 29 
Van Riper 

Jane, 145, 223 
John B., 37 
Van Ryper 

Rachel Ann, 162 
Stephen, 162 
Van Sandt 
Charles, 80 

Minnie Wells, 80 

Nancy Jane, 80 

Nelson, 80 

William Henry, 80 
Van Saun 

Margaret, 76, 143 

Rachel, 50, 104 

Rachel Ann, 82 
Van Siclen 

Abraham, 123 

Adeline, 123 

Ann, 123 

Cornelia, 123 

George, 123 

Van Siclen — continued 

George E., 249 

Gertrude, 123 

Ida, 249 

Jacob, 123 

James, 123 

John, 122, 123 

Maria, 123 

Martin, 123 

Sarah, 123 
Van Tassel 

Abraham, 195 

Adelbert L., 136 

Catherine (Morgan), 195 

Henry Field, 136 

Letitia, 117, 195 
Van Tine 

Harriet Isabelle, 154 
Van Vechten 

Catrina, 36 
Van Veghter 

Catrina, 36, 50 
Van Vleeck 

Abraham, 282 

Elizabeth (Eyraud), 282 

Mary E.E., 277 

Mary Elizabeth Eyraud, 282 
Van Voorhees 

See Voorhees 

Hester, 287 

Theresa, 174 
VanSinderen, 174 
Van Voorhis 

Hannah, 273 
Van Wagener 

Mary, 177 
Van Wicklen 
Ann, 267 
Mary, 267 
Pouwelus, 267 
Van Winkle 

Agnes Matilda, 143, 222 
Charity, 36 
Clarissa, 5", 119 
Elizabeth (Ryerson), 228 
Frans, to 
Jane, 10 

Johannis, 10, 22, 228 
Johannis Joris Ryerson, 22 
John, 26, 222 
John S., 10 
Maria Dubois, 22 
Martin, 22, 105, 222 
Matilda, 22 
Petrus, ID 
Pryntje, 10 
Sarah, 22, 228 
Simon, 10 
Sophronia, 27, 57 
Vrouche, 27, 57 
Walling, 119 
Walling Jacobse, 57 
Van Wyck 
Abraham, 286 
Adelia, 274 
Albert, 273, 274 


Van Wyck — continued 


Antje (Brinckerhoff), 273 

Elizabeth, 329 

Caroline, 273, 274 
Catherine E., 274 

Jacob, 329 
Kate, 329 

Charles, 274 


Cornelius, 29, 270, 271, 273, 278, 303 

See Van Voorhees 

Cornelius C, 273 

Antje, 7, 28 

Cornelius I., 273 

Blanche, 275 

Edward Hunting, 273 

Burt, 275 

Elizabeth, 29 

Henry V., 275 * 

Emma, 273 

Jennie, 275 

Gilbert, 28, 29 


Hannah (Thorn), 270, 303 

Cornelius, 267 

Helena, 274 

Daniel, 267 

Henry Du Boise, 274 

Mary, 267 

Hester. 273 


Ida Elizabeth, 274 

Auken, 29 

Isaac, 273 


Jacob Griflfen, 274 

Matilda, 291 

, ane Ann, 286 


ana Eliza, 286 
. ohn C.. 274 

Abigail (Baxton), 118 

Benjamin, 228 

ohn S., 293 

Eleanor, 30, 64 

.atetia, 272 

John, 322 

Letitia, 272, 273, 274, 278 

Marthl 63 

Letitia Ida, 273 

Metje, 63 

Margaret, 271, 274 

Michael, 13, 77 

Margrietia (Brinckerhoff), 270 

Nellie, 30, 64 

Maria P.. 273 

Neltje, 30, 64 

Mane, 274 

Mary, 29 


Mary (Brill), 293 

Amelia W., 55 

Mary Ida, 274 

Catherine, 55 

Matilda, 273 


Peter Schenck, 273 

Albert Ross, 33 

Phoebe, 271, 286 

Arthur D., 33 

Rachel I., 273 

Catherine A. 33 

Samuel, 29 

Catherine Adelia, 33 

Sarah, 273, 274 

Charies Ryerson, 33 

Sarah Ann, 293 

Christina (Morrison), 137 

Susan, 273 

Daniel, 33 

Susanna, 278 

Elvira Ann, 33 

Theodore, 303 

Helen Georgina, 33 

Theodorus, 270, 272 

John, 33 

Thomas, 273 

John Morrison, 33 

Wilham, 273 

Mary Emihne, 33, 137 

Van Zandt 

Mary Jane, 33 

Nelson, 80 

Morrison Oakes, 33 

Van Zuren 

Sarah (Arbuckle), 33 

Dominie, 7 

Stephen Fowler, 33 


Thomas, 33. 137 

John, 50 

Watson Chipmen, 33 


William Edward, 33 

David, 50 


George, 50 

Catherine, 55 

John, 50 
Samuel, 50 


Edith, 112 


James K., 68 

Mary Ann, 31 

Mahlen M., 68 



Charles, 166 

Estella, 258 

Fred, 166 


Samuel, 166 

AUetta, 303 
Charles, 81 

Sarah (Lowe), 166 


Emeline, 81 

Antonia, 130 

Fred, 193 



Waldron — continued 

Ward — continued 

Harold, 8i 

Allis, 80 

John, 8i 
Joseph, 63 

Annetie, 80 

Casha, 80 

Lulu, 81 

Charles, 80 

Margaret E., 287 

Chester, 80 

Martha Ann, 81 

Harriet, 80 

Samuel, 193 

John, 80 

Stephen B., 303 

Joshua, 303 
Theodore, 282 

William S., 81 

Vula, 193 

William, 80 


Zebulon, 57 

Ella, 99 


Everitt, 99 

Alfred H., 148 

George, 99 



Charles, 99 

Abigail, 97 


Asa, 97 

R. F., 154 

David, 291 

S. A., 250 

James Martin Ryerson, 29 
Lucy Ann (Gray), loi 


Elbert Clay, 78 

Mary, 103 

Frank Beecher, 78 

Miranda, 49, loi 

George Charles, 78 

Mr., 29 

Josephine M., 232 

S. L., 296 

Lowella Gertrude, 78 

William, loi 

Thomas D., 55 



Edward, 2 

George, 24 


President, 40 

Benjamin, 16 


John, 168 

John, 184 

Minnie, 107 



Abram, 216 

Abiah F., 84 


Amos Munson, 84 

Phoebe, 60, 124 

Anna Delia, 84 

William, 9 

Anna Houston, 84 


Brice Perry, 84 

Daniel, 169 

Charles Feagles, 84 


Elizabeth Munson, 84 

Ann W., 178 

Francis, 84 

Creighton, 181 

Frank Ryerson, 84 

Hannah, 2 

George Houston, 84 

Julia, 181 

John Ryerson, 84 

Nancy, 109 

John Thompson, 84 


Nicholas Ryerson, 84 

Elijah, 44 



James, 222 

Charles Henry, 79 

Rachel, 143, 222 

Daniel, 237 

Senator, 222 

John Augustus, 79 
Joseph M., 79 


Anna Isabelle, 97 

Lydia, 79 

Benjamin, 97 

Mary, 79, 237 

John Ryerson, 97 
Martha Ella, 97 

Rosalind, 79 

Sarah Ann, 79 

Mr., 97 


Peggy (Hannaford), 97 

Annie Ross, 286 

Sarah (Sprague), 97 

Charles Edward, 285 

Simeon, 97 

Charles M., 283 


Elizabeth, 238 

Anna, 194 

Hannah, 47 

Elijah, 194 

John Randall, 285, 286 

Isaac, 224 

Mary Frances, 285 

Jacob, 194 

Sarah, 9 


Sarah Adriance, 285 

Ada, 80 

William Raymond, 285 



Westervelt — continued 

Mr., 136 

iMarj- Ann, 70 


Peter, 31 

Adriaen, 335 

Peter, Jr., 275 

Aernoudt, 335 

Sarah, 76, 143 



Henry Hunter, 87 

George Peabody, 134 



Sarah, 29, 61 

Wesley, 102 


Wheaton , 

Richard, 308 

Abbie, 196, 246 

Wilham P., 122 



Ann Ryerson, 58 

Louisa E., 282 

James, 58 

Mary Jane, 282 

Mary J., 289 

Rebecca H., 282 

Miss, 289 

William, 282 

Sarah Catherine, 58 


Sophronia Ryerson, 58 

Elizabeth (Smith), 138 


Erec, 138 

William, 224 

Ezekiel, 138 


John, 138 

Arthur, 190 

Thomas, 138 

Bezaliel, 97 


Edith, 190 

Gerret, 333 

Eld red, 190 


Flora, 190 

Lena H., 125 

Hattie Emily, 97 


Hugh, 190 

Aeltie, I 

J. H., 217 

Ann (Ryerson), 6 

Joseph, 109 

Antje, 5 

Louis, 274 

Annetje (Ryerson), 32 

Louis H., 274 

Evart, 32 

Mary Corliss, 136, 217 

Evert, 5 

Mary R., 10, 30 

ane, 5 
. anettie, 5 

Peregrine, 216 

Sigourney, 135 

ohn L., 5, 176 

Sigourney Fay, 215 

. oris, 5, 6 

Sylvania, 98 

Lea, 12 

Stanley, 190 

Leah, 5 

Zenas, 190 

Lucas, 5 


Margaret, 2 

Anna Mary, 67 

Maria, 10, 76 


Marie, 5 

Nancy, 97 

Maritje, 32 


Mary, 5, 32 

Eunice, 290, 298 

Mary Eliza, 104, 176 


Sarah, 5 

Arthur H., 141 

Wessel, 5 

Thomas S., 141 

Wessel Evertse, 5 



Rowena, 99, 167 

George, 281 
Harvey, 281 
William, 144 
Jeremias, xiv 

Anna, 126 
Elizabeth, 126 
John, 126 



Cornelius, 321 

Albion, 165 

Cornelius I., 37 

Anna, 46, lOI 

Elizabeth, 324 
Frances Adele, 238 

James, 165 
Sophia (Cole), 165 

Hester (Van Dien), 143 


Leah, 36, 77 

Kate, 334 

Jane Amelia, 37 

Thomas, 334 

John, 56, 143 
Margaret, 275 


Sarah S., 273 




James, 77 
Phoebe, 77 

Jane, 137, 218 

Allen, 112 

Angle K., 153 

Charles E., 154 

Edwin R., 154 

Frances N., 153 

George Hyatt, 153 

John, 153 

Nelson M., 154 

William J., 153 

Mary, 18 

Nellie, 256 

Thomas, 133 

Ada D., 39 

Edward Everett, 39 

J. Freeman, 39 

Phebe, 39 

William, 39 

Helen, 286 

James, 287 

Nellie B., 292 

Welthea, 76 

Abigail, 33 

Abigail (Phinney), 32 
Ann, 33 
Armenella, 32 

Bertha, 35 
Bessie, 33 
■Edward K., 33 
Isaac, Jr., 33 
Isaac Phinney, 32 
John Reed, 33 
Lawrence, 32 
Margaret, 32 
Margaret Hull, 128, 206 
Mary Adele, 32 
Maud, 33 
Minnetta, 33 
Rebecca Jane, 32 
Susan, 32 
Walter, 32, 33 
William, 33 
William S., 32 
Alice R., 121 
Alpheus, 132 
Caroline, 132 
Carrie, 294 
Charles E., I2i 
David, 132 
Etta, 257 

Harold Edward, 121 
Jeremiah, 132 
John, 55 

Williams — continued 
John N., 210 
Martin, 132 
Mary A., 59, 120 
May E. B., 121 
Mr., 33 
Richard, 132 
Simcoe, 33 
Thaddeus, 132 
Thomas, 116 
Viola, 33 

James Rapelje, 250 
James Ryerson, 250 
Maria, 200, 249 
Stephen B., 275 

Carrie, 282, 286 
Louis H., 282 
Rachel, 27 
Richard Storrs, 66 

Abr., xii 

A. Lemond, 112 
Adelia, 208 
Adeline G., 131 
Annie, 77, 112 
Annie E. (Curtis), 251 
Annie Eliza (Curtis), 204 
Caroline, 119 
Fred W., 84 
Hannah Jane, 193 
Lillian, 246 
Matilda J., 179, 239 
Mr., 77 

Mrs. R. O., 134 
Permelia Ann, 134, 213 
Robert O., 133 
William, 278 

Andrew, 272 
Cornelius, 272 
Jane, 272 
Louise, 295 
Henry, 206 
Irving, 206 
Louis Monroe, 206 
Margaret, 206 

Lulu, 290, 299 

Elizabeth, 80, 145 

Asaneth (Atkins), 172 
Augustus C, 172 
Caroline, 172 
Horace, 172 
Llewellyn, 172 
Obed, 172 
Walter, 172 

Gertrude, 288 

Edward, 100 



Winslow — continued 

Kenelm, lOO 

Samuel, lOO 

Samuel, Jr., 99 

Sarah H., 46 

Sarah Huzzy, 99 

Susanna (Stevens), 99 

Sarah Ann, 107, 184 

Elizabeth (Doane), 218 

Martha, 119 

Mary, 119 

Samuel, 257 

Amanda, 78 

John, 64 

Ann (Taylor), 126 

Katherine, 292 

Ruthven Adriance, 292 

Silas, 292 

Sarah, 267 

Lorilla, 21 

Eliza, 189 

Laura, 91 

Thomas A., Ill 

Alice, 339 

William, 339 

Caroline, 41 

Lena, 226 

Maddaleen, 14, 337 

Magdalene, 14, 337 

Stephen, 56 

Thomas Newbold, 16 

Ed., 289 

George B., 129 

Agnes Lloyd, 2 

Albert Cotton, 2 

Albert Martin, 2 

Edith Berry, 2 

Eleanor Berry, 2 
Harriet Partridge, 2 
Harriet Roome, 2 
Mrs. Albert, 103 

J. C, 326 
Anne E., 198 
George L., 206 
Miss, 172 

William Gershon, 26 
Capt., 216 
Louise, 295 

Woolsey — continued 

Rachel, 322 

Mary, 250 

Ulysses Leslie, 257 

William, 99 

Frederick, 311 
Wright • 

Augustus, 74 

Benjamin, Jr., 73 

Benjamin B., 73 

Benjamin Birdsall, 74 

Claude Vincent, 74 

Edgar, 202 

Florence Grace, 74 

Frank, 73 

Frederick R., 251 

Harry Perley, 74 

Jerusha Siney, 73 

Lila, 73 

Lillia Ann, 74 

Mabel Josephine, 74 

Mary Jane, 74. '54 

Mr., 281 

Phoebe A., 73 

Phoebe Ann, 74 

Robert Jefferson, 74 

Robert JeflFerson, Jr., 74 

Ruth Engel, 74 

Sophia, 281, 288 

Theodore, 74 

Thomas, 129 

Almon, 172 

Ann (Lave), 172 

Asa, Jr., 102 

Betsey, 173 

Elizabeth, 173 

Eugene, 172 

Frederick Austin, 102 

Frederick Wesley, 102 

Jesse, 173 

John, 172 

Maria Louisa, 102 

Susanna (Richardson), 173 

Ann, 16 

Jennie, 328 


Gov., 33 

Simeon, 277 

Virginia, 33 

John, 22 

Eusebius, 241 

Amanda Jane, 145 

Jepthe, 145 

John, 145 

Jonathan, 145 



York — continued 

Zabriskie — continued 

Lydia, 145 

Martin Ryerson, 58 

William, 145 

Mary Matilda, 59 


Mary (Ryerson), 59 

Eliza, 243 

Matilda Mary, 58 


Sarah T., 58 

Edith, 170 


Edward Ryerson, 238 

Anna Morris, 58 

George, 238 

John Ladilaus, 58 

Martha, 234 

Martin, 58 


William A., 58 

Carrie, 81 

William Elliot, 58 



Hattie, 137 

Abraham V. B., 197 

Lorctta, 178 

Albert Joost, 16 


Andrew, 58 

Elizabeth, no, 189 

Andrew C, 57, 59 


Christian Andrew, 58 

Annie, 214 

Eleanor Gardner, 58 


John Jacob, 58 

Mr., 181 


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