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Full text of "The Spoor family in America; a record of the known descendants of Jan Wybesse Spoor who migrated from Holland, and settled in the Hudson river valley in the middle of the seventeenth century;"

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"3NEALOGY COL-LECTION 




ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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THE 



Spoor Family in America 



A Record of the known Descendants of 

JAN WYBESSE SPOOR 

Who migrated from Holland 

And settled in the Hudson River Valley in the 
Middle of the Seventeenth Century 



Compiled by 
MARIE A. UNDERWOOD 



NEW YORK 
1901 



Four hundred copies 

of this book 

have been privately printed 

of which this copy is 

Number 



Piute or 

The Ntw Era Phintino Company, 

Lancaster, Pa. 



1146139 



TO THE MEMORY OF 
MY FATHER 

THIS RECORD OF THE GENERATIONS 

OF HIS HOUSE 

IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED 



ABBREVIATIONS 

The few abbreviations used are mostly self explanatory ; the following arc 
the most common : 

ae aged 

l>apt bapti zed 

b born 

if. compare 

dau daughter 

d died 

m marr i ed 

rem removed 

res resided 

unm unmarried 



(iv) 



PREFATORY NOTE 

Some twenty years ago the compiler of this record at- 
tempted to ascertain the ancestry of the Sheffield branch of 
the family with no thought of more than a personal inter- 
est in that one feature. One series of searching records led 
to another until so much matter relating to the early history 
of the various branches of the family was derived from scat- 
tered sources that its publication seemed a matter of justice 
to many who had kindly aided in the research. The recent 
development of the family has, therefore, been accumulated 
as completely as possible and is here presented to the family. 
It is not assumed to be complete, for no one realizes its im- 
perfections so well as the compiler. All trace of many of 
the early members of the family has been lost, particularly 
in the case of those born between the period of our two 
early wars, 1776 and 18 12, when the then wilderness of 
central New York, to say nothing of Ohio and the great 
Northwest Territory, commenced to be settled by migrations 
from the older settlements of New England and the Hudson 
River Valley. It is hoped that this publication may reach 
some of the descendants of these lost branches and give 
them the clue to their more remote ancestry, for in these 
busy days not one man in ten, who has not passed middle 
life, is able to give the name of his great-grandfather, and 
many cannot even name their father's own parents. 

In the work of preparation and arrangement of these rec- 
ords, acknowledgments are due to many persons who have 
cheerfully answered correspondence regarding their own 
membership in the family. To a few a more personal obli- 
gation is due for assistance in a more general way. Among 
these we should mention Mr. David H. Van Wie (grandson 



vi SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ol I 'irrik Spoor, no. 82) late of Coxsackie, who secured for us 
almost twenty years agi 1 a transcript < >f the Coxsackie church 
irds relating to the family ; also Mr. James II. Lampman 
indson of Dirrik Spoor, no. 82), of Coxsackie, 
for the lo.m of valuable documents, some of which arc here 
reproduced in their original form, and for many other cour- 
tesies; Miss Anna C. Spoor, of ( kie (clan, of no. 
60), for much assistance in tracing the more recent mem- 
bers of the Coxsackie branch of the family; Miss Mary 
Eleanor Spoor, of Wevertown, N. Y. (dau. of no. 199). for a 
very complete record of the descendants of Cornelius Spoor 
(no. 194); Miss Mary E. Spoor of Medina, \. Y. (dau. 
of no. 15 1), for a similar record of the descendants of Rich- 
ard Spoor (no. 150), and Rev. H. G. Day, of Slayton, 
Minnesota, for a record of the descendants of Orange Spoor 
(no. 135); and finally my husband, whose interest in mat- 
ters of family history added to experience in editorial work 
has assisted in many of the troublesome details connected 
with the search of records, the preparation of the manu- 
script, and its final publication. 

The work does not profess to be a history but a family 
record. While the earlier branches have been given as full 
an account as the data would permit, the later generations 
are presented with only the skeleton frame of the history in 
the form of names, dates, and places. Each family best 
knows its own history and can supply its own details; mean- 
while a record of locations and times, if of no interest to 
present members of the family, will be more and more treas- 
ured by later generations. Could some one have carefully 
compiled the history of the family a hundred, or even fifty 
years ago, while some of a past generation were living to 
furnish data, it would have been invaluable now ; to us it is 
left to "gather up the fragments that nothing be lost." 

On turning to the later pages of the book it will be seen 
that there are a number of untraced lines. Possibly half of 



PREFATORY NOTE v ii 

the matter there included relates to families of whom the 
first information was received after the first pages of this 
record had been printed. A longer time would doubtless 
have enabled us to locate these among the regular branches 
of the family. 

The publication of this record does not close the com- 
piler's interest in the family; any additional information 
regarding any branch of the family, or corrections or addi- 
tions to the present record will be gratefully received. ' (Such 
information should be sent, care of Columbia University, 
New York city.) 

The arrangement of this book is simple and it ought to 
be possible to easily trace one's line in the record. Each 
family of Spoor is numbered consecutively and in any branch 
the descendants of the oldest son are completed before those 
of the next are entered ; this has the effect of bringine 

o o 

the near relations of present families near together in 
the book. 

HOW TO USE THE RECORD. 

To find any record turn first to the index for the page 
on which a given name is desired, for example, John D. 
Spoor, page 60. Here he is mentioned as son of Dirrik, 82. 
To find his ancestry turn back to the numbered family 82 
which appears on page 58 where an account is given of his 
father and his brothers and sisters ; the brothers have cross 
references to the family number under which their families 
are recorded ; the sisters are not traced beyond their im- 
mediate families which are recorded at the place where their 
own birth is mentioned. Dirrik Spoor is further referred to 
as son of Johannis 6 to which we refer back to page 2 1 
where the founder of the Coxsackie branch is recorded ; 
further reference is here to Johannes 2, which we find on 
page 13 and from here back to Jan Wybcssc 1 on page 10, 
the original ancestor. 



viii SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Under fohn I>. Spoor we find a record of the births of 
his five children. One daughter married and her record 
appears on page 61 where her birth is first recorded; of 

his sons only one married and following his name are the 
words •• see no. 84." Turning to family 84 on page 6i, we 
find his descendants bearing the name Spoor and so on to 
the present members of the family. In like manner any 
family history can be traced in this record. 

Ni \v York, M.iy 190I. 



THE SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

The word Spoor is the Dutch for track or trail and as a 
common noun is used to designate the traces left by an ani- 
mal or man in the sand, the mud or the snow. The name 
as applied to a family is a common one to-day in Holland, 
but when or how it came to be applied either to the Dutch 
or to the American family now bearing that name is lost in 
obscurity. It is only in comparatively recent times that any 
family name was used at all in Holland and family names at 
first were taken somewhat at random or as a matter of con- 
venience. The artist Rembrandt ( 1 606- 1 669), for example, 
bore the name Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Ryn. His 
father had a little mill on the Ryn, a branch of the greater 
Rhine, and the name of the artist can be readily rendered 
as Rembrandt, the son of Harmen from or of the Ryn ; 
his family name was not perpetuated. 

Among the early Dutch settlers in America the most com- 
mon way of designating a child was by adding the baptismal 
name of the father to that of the child with the termination 
s, se or sen, so that the early records fairly bristle with such 
names as Pieter Hendricks, Dirck Gerritse, Jan Jansen, and 
the like, meaning simply Peter the son of Hendrick, Dirck 
the son of Gerrit, Jan the son of Jan. The next generation 
would be known by a still different name, for if Peter Hen- 
dricks had a son Isak, he was not Isak Hendricks but Isak 
Pieters or Pietersen. When this method of naming children 
had gone on for three or four generations, the difficulty of 
tracing and establishing relationship can easily be imagined. 
Indeed, as the country increased in population, the confusion 
and serious inconvenience caused by this lack of distinctive 
family surnames necessitated a different course, and early in 



.. IH ! AMlI.V IN AMERICA 

the eighteenth century permanent family surnames began to 
■ I. It is interesting to note how they went about 
this important business of giving a name to future genera- 
tions. Some, loyal to family traditions, took a name borne 
by their ancestors in Holland ; some, still harking back to 
the land of their birth, preferred to be known as coming 
from a certain town or place, which they signified by the use 
of the little preposition :an, meaning from or of, placed be- 
fore the name of the town like van Alstync or van Dyck ; 
while others, casting aside all filial or patriotic sentiment, 
took simply the names of their trade or occupation. There 
are also many families who retained permanently the name 
derived from the father's Christian name, so that the Jan- 
sens, the Pictcrsens, and the Hendricks still survived. 

Another cause tending to confusion of family names was 
the carelessness in orthography on the part of church reg- 
istrars, who, no doubt, shared the prevailing idea that the 
spelling of a name was a matter of little importance, and 
often spelled the name phonetically. In the early church 
records it is not unusual to find the same name spelled in sev- 
eral different ways. Again the name on the church record 
was sometimes different from the one borne by the man in 
the usual avocations of life, a sort of Sunday decoration that 
passed to his good clothes or an added dignity assumed on 
unusual occasions, like the signing of deeds, wills, or other 
documents. Sometimes he dropped a syllable from his 
name, or added a new one, or changed the surname en- 
tirely, apparently according to his fancy. These changes 
gave rise to an alias or second name, with no suggestion of 
suspicious circumstances as at present. So common were 
these aliases that the New York Genealogical and Biograph- 
ical Society has published a long list of Dutch aliases ; there 
is one also in Munsell's Albany Collections. 

In the light of the above customs it is not surprising to 
find the ancestor of the Spoor family in America appearing 
under two widely different names. 



INTRODUCTION 3 

Jan Wybesse van Harlingen is the first of these name;, 
which, according to the above explanation, would be in- 
terpreted as Jan or John, the son of Wybes, from the town 
of Harlingen, a seaport on the coast of Friesland. 1 When 
he arrived in America is not known, but he purchased a 
small piece of land in Catskill in 1662. It is described as 
being on the Loveridge Patent and adjoining the bouwery 
(brewery) of Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyf, near the south bank 
of the Katskill river. It is not known to-day whether he 
ever occupied this land ; no record of its sale even has 
been found. 

He next appears as Jan Wybesse Spoor, as the purchaser 
of land in the vicinity of Niskayuna, a small settlement east 
of Schenectady; the land was situated near what is still 
known as Lisha's Kill. He had a considerable family 
toward the close of the seventeenth century when a cen- 
sus was taken, and one of his daughters, Antje, perished in 
the massacre at Schenectady by the French and Indians in 
1689-90. 

In the original Dutch, the name is pronounced as though 
it were spelled Spore, the Dutch oo being like our long 
sound of o, and it is probable that this pronunciation will ac- 
count for the change in spelling the name to Spore which 
appears in several of the branches of the family. In some 
early family records found in bibles, the form Spoore has 
been found, and in one branch of the family the name 
became successively Spur and Spurr. There is also an 
English family by the latter name, originating from early 
settlers in and about Boston. Spur is also the German 
equivalent of the Dutch Spoor. 

From 1700 on, we have records more or less complete, 
so that we are able to present a fair knowledge of the family 

1 A copy of an old engraving of this town, the original made about the time 
of the Dutch settlement in America, may be found in the History of the Banta 
Family, also Frisian in origin. 



4 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMKKICA 

for two centuries. In 1700 the settlements in the Hudson 

River valley were widely scattered. In the vicinity of New 

York, or V w Amsterdam, there were fwv churches, of 

which that at New York was the earliest, having been es- 
tablished in [628, while those at Flatbush, Flatlands, 
Gravesend, and Brooklyn, were established between 1654 
and 1660. Between these and the church at Beverwyck 
(now Albany) which was established in 1642, there were 
only three churches; Kingston (1660), New Paltz (16S3) 
and Sleepy Hollow at Tarrytown (1697). This fact would 
signify little in these days in the matter of family history, 
but among the God-fearing Dutch settlers of the Hudson 
River valley, infant baptism was well nigh universal, and the 
straggling settlers in the outposts underwent long and diffi- 
cult journeys and often endured great hardships to discharge 
this parental obligation. Sometimes their home was situ- 
ated midway between two different churches and thus a part 
of the baptisms of the same family will be found in the rec- 
ords of churches widely separated. Sometimes even they ap- 
peared to utilize their visits to their relatives who lived in the 
vicinity of a church to have their latest child baptized. It is 
not unusual, therefore, to find the baptismal record of one or 
more children of a large family in a most unexpected place. 
In the absence of the town records of vital statistics so com- 
monly kept in New England towns, these old church regis- 
ters alone among public records furnish the most complete 
information of early New York families. Several of these 
have been published, others exist only in their original form 
as written by the old dominies. Most of the more impor- 
tant ones have been transcribed under the direction of the 
Holland Society of New York. All of them are worthy of 
a more permanent and certain preservation through publica- 
tion, and were they printed and accessible in public libraries, 
they would furnish the means whereby many people of 
Dutch descent could more easily trace their family history. 



INTRODUCTION 5 

After 1700, churches commenced to multiply. Among 
the earlier that furnish material for this record are Loonen- 
burgh (now Athens, founded in 1704), Kinderhook (17 12), 
Linlithgow (1722) on the old Livingston manor, and Cats- 
kill and Coxsackie (1732). Later than these were Groene- 
bosch (now Mt. Ross) established in 1748, and Schodack or- 
ganized in 1756. 

The old Dutch church registers are real curiosities. They 
are usually written wholly in the Dutch language (at least 
their earlier portions), the original Dutch Christian names oc- 
casionally giving way to a Latinized form, or particularly in 
the case of female children degenerating into diminutives. 
Thus Hans or Jan became Johannes or Johannis, Hendrick 
became Henricus, Jerome became Hieronymus, while 
Christina became Chrystyntje or even Styntje, Ellen 
became Lane, and Sophia often appeared as Fytie or 
Fytje. 

The registers usually consist of (1) Baptismal records, 
(2) Marriages, and (3) Lists of church members. Deaths 
were rarely recorded. In the records of baptism (Doop- 
registers) the practice is quite general to give the mother's 
maiden name in full at each baptism. The importance of 
this practice will readily appear when it is remembered that 
often three or more persons bearing the name Johannes 
Spoor or Abram Spoor were having children baptized at the 
same church during the same period. The names of wit- 
nesses (Getuygen) are usually given and often furnish 
valuable clues to relationship because they were generally 
selected from the immediate families of the parents. 

The accompanying map will show the relative position of 
these settlements in which early churches were founded as 
well as others that are connected with the early and later 
history of the family. The dates affixed to each town 
represent the date of the establishment of the church at 
that place. 



SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 




The early Dutch Churches of the Hudson Rivo Valley 



INTRODUCTION 7 

County records have also furnished many data with 
reference to property ownership and residence locations. 
Here it becomes necessary to know the details of county 
history and boundaries at any particular time. The original 
counties of the Hudson River valley dating from 1683 are 
Westchester, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, and Albany. 

Greene county was set apart from portions of Albany 
and Ulster in 1800, so that its records prior to that date 
must be sought at both Albany and Kingston. From 
Albany county also the following counties were set apart : 
Tryon in 1772 (changed to Montgomery in 1784), Colum- 
bia in 1786, Rensselaer in 1791, Schoharie in 1798, ' and 
Schenectady in 1 809. 

Rockland county was set off from Orange in 1798 and 
Putnam from Dutchess in 181 2, completing the present 
arrangement of the Hudson River counties. 

These historical details are also shown on the map, the 
arrows indicating from whence any particular county was 
derived and the date showing the time of its organization. 

Another source of family history is found in old Dutch 
Bibles. Several of these have proved important registers 
of information ; some are known to exist to which access has 
not been possible ; probably others equally important will be 
found later which will supplement the present record. For 
later generations, inscriptions in local cemeteries have fur- 
nished some dates and other information, extending in three 
cases to members of the third generation in this country, of 
men born in the first decade of the eighteenth century. 

The early settlers of the Hudson River country were an 
unpretentious honest and thrifty folk, intent upon founding 
their homes, establishing schools and churches, and main- 
taining their civil and religious freedom. They were mostly 
from the class which made Holland truly great, the straight- 

1 A part of Schoharie was taken from Otsego county which in turn had 
been formed from Montgomery county in 1 791. 



8 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

forward, law-abiding, liberty-loving middle class which is 

the strength and bulwark of any nation. To this class be- 
longed Jan Wybesse van Harlingen, otherwise Spoor, and 
his descendants inherited in large measure the enterprise 
and endurance of the first settler. 

The problem of conquering the wilderness afforded these 
settlers ample scoj>e for personal initiative and personal 
bravery. Traditions which have come down in some lines of 
the family show that the early Spoors were not wanting in 
either quality. On the contrary, they often proved them- 
selves true descendants of that brave little people who for 
more than eighty years withstood the most powerful nation 
of Europe, and then cut their dikes to accept death at the 
hands of the rushing waters rather than submit to the op- 
pression of Spain. The inevitable hardships of pioneer life 
and the rude encounters with a savage foe called for entirely 
different tactics and modes of life, but the same qualities of 
mind and body. 

The Spoors in general have been tall and stalwart figures, 
in the earlier generations frequently attaining a height of 
more than six feet. 1 They have manifested the Dutch 
virtues of industry, frugality and probity, and have been 
the solid men in the communities in which they have lived. 
They have largely followed an agricultural life, have ac- 
quired large farms and reared commodious and comfortable 
homes. In instances where they have left the vocation of 
the fathers, some have attained marked success in law, medi- 
cine and theology, as well as in business and commercial 
life. 

In the earlier wars of their country as well as the later 
civil war they were well represented. A list of the Spoors 
in the War of the Revolution from New York and Massa- 

■It is related that a Spoor once rowed Washington across the Hudson. 
His tall and commanding stature attracted the attention of Washington who en- 
gaged him in conversation on the subject of their respective heights. 



INTRODUCTION g 

chusetts is here added. It has not been possible in every 
case to identify the names of the military record with 
their owners in the present history. 

Spoors in the Revolution 
The following members of the family are on the rolls of 
the Revolution from New York and Massachusetts : 

i. From New York 
Abraham Spoor, nth Regiment. No. 32. 
Cornelius Spoor, 8th Regiment. No. 194. 
Dirk Spoor, nth Regiment. No. 82. 
Henry Spoor, 5 th Regiment ; not traced. 
Isaac Spoor, 5th Regiment. No. 105. 
Isaac Spoor, nth Regiment. No. 205. 
Jeroen Spoor, 5th Regiment ; son of Johannis, no. 6. 
John Spoor, 1st Regiment. No. 87 (?). 
John Spoor, 1 ith Regiment. No. 31. 
John Spoor, Ensign, 3d Regiment. No. 94 (?). 
John Spor, 4th Regiment ; not traced. 
John Spore, 3d Regiment. No. 8. 
Nicholas Spoor, 3d Regiment. No. 7. 
Nicholas Spoor, served in line or levies ; not identified ; 
possibly No. 187. 

2. From Massachusetts 

Abraham Spoor, Egremont. No. 193. 
Abraham Spoor, Sheffield. No. 149. 
Abraham Spoor, Jr., Sheffield. No. 133 (?). 
David Spoor, Sheffield ; not traced. 
Derick Spoor, Sheffield. No. 118. 
Isaac Spoor, Sheffield. No. 164. 
John Spoor, Sheffield. No. I22(?). 
John Spoor, Great Barrington ; uncertain. 
William Spoor, Mt. Washington. No. 134. 



10 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

The original Spoor Family in America 

i. Jan Wybesse Spoor acquired land of Johannes Clute 
at Niskayuna between Albany and Schenectady in 1685 ' 
and again in 1697 ,' the latter on the Mohawk River. lie is 

supposed to have been the same as "Jan Wybesse Van 

Harlingen, who bought of Christonel Davidts in 1662 17 
morgens of land over the kil at Catskil lying next to 
Eldert Gerbertse Cruiff's land." His wife was Anna Maria 
Hanse. In the census of 1697 his family consisted of one 
man, one woman, and six children (evidently Nos. 5-10 
noted below). It is probable that he was living with his 
son Johannes on the Livingston manor in 17 14. Five chil- 
dren (nos. 6-10) are recorded among the church baptisms 
of the Albany church. It is probable that the older chil- 
dren were born at or near Albany but no records of their 
birth have been discovered. His family consisted of the fol- 
lowing children : 

i. Johannes. (See no. 2.) 

ii. Gekrit. (See no. 3.) 

iii. Isaac. Wasasoldier in 1715 atthc " Mannor house " 
in Livingston Manor, and in 1720 was a freeholder in the 
section known as " Coxhaucky and Catskills." Nothing fur- 
ther is known of his history or whether he had a family. 
It is possible, however, judging from similarity of names 
that he was the father of Jan Spoor, of Athens, N. Y. (See 
no. 204.) 

iv. Antje, also called Antje Jans (/. <•., Antje, daughter 
of Jan), was " kild and burnt by French and Indians at 
Skinncchtady," 9 Feb. 1689-90, at the massacre in which 
eighty people perished. 

v. Barentje, m. 27 Dec. [713, Thomas Berrit and had 

(1) Robert Berrit, bapt 29 Nov. 171 4. (2) Anna Maria 

Berrit, bapt. 23 Sept. 1716, and (3) Margarita Berrit, bapt. 

1 B00V .;, Deeds, p. 286, Albany county. 
•Hook 4, Deeds, p. 105, Albany county. 



FIRST GENERATION j j 

8 March, 171 9. In 17 19 as a widow she had a lot 30 by 
100 feet on the west corner of Hudson and Pearl streets, 
Albany. 1 

vi. Saartje, bapt. 3 Dec. 1684 ; the same as Sara Spoor 
that m. at Kingston, 8 March, 1702, Jacob Ploeg (b. in 
Kingston) and had Rebecca Ploeg, bapt. 3 Jan. 1703, 2 and 
perhaps others. 

vii. Nicolas, bapt. 27 April, 1690; nothing further is 
known of his history, unless he be the " Claus Spoor" 
whose name is signed to a petition from Coxhaukee dated 
14 July 1747. 3 

viii. Annetje, bapt. 7 June, 1691. 
ix. Rebecca, bapt. 22 April, 1694. 
x. Rachel, 31 Jan. 1697. 

The following copy of a deed in the Albany records with 
its quaint spelling unchanged indicates the location of the 
property of Johannes Spoor and that he left the property 
about 1699 : 

To all Christian People to whom this writeing shall come 
Jan Wiebese alias Jan Spoor of y e County of Albany, yeo- 
man, sends greeting in our Lord Christ. Know ye y l for 
and in consideration of one hundred pounds currant money 
of this province to him in hand paid, before y e insealing and 
delivery hereof by Capt. Johannes Schuyler of y e citty of 
Albany Merchant, the receit whereof y e said Jan Spoor doth 
hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part and 
parcel thereof doth hereby acquit exonerate and discharge 
y e said Capt. Johannes Schuylers his heirs executors ad- 
ministrators and assigns hath with y e consent and approba- 
tion of Anna Mary his wife, granted Bargained Sold Re- 
leased enfoeffed Transported Conveyed & confirmed cleerly 
and absolutely graunt bargain sell release enfoeffe transport 
convey and confirm unto s d Capt. Johannes Schuyler his 

1 A Barente Spoor was sponsor at the baptism of one of the children of 
Johannes (no. 2) at Kingston. 

2 At this baptism Hannes (= Johannes) Spoor and Mary Spoor (her 
brother and his wife) were witnesses. 

3 Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, 4 : 392. 



IJ SPOOR FAMILY IN AMKRICA 

heirs and assigns for ever, the following tracts and parcclls 

of land : Imprimis, a certain parcel] of land situate lying 
and being at Canastgione which y* said Jan Wiebese before 
v' late warr did manure and cultivate containing ten morgen 
or twenty acres being on this side of y* Maquase river ad- 
joining to y" land of y° heirs of Christiane Christiaense 
with all its appurtenances so as y' same was conveyed to 
him by John Clute the eight day of April 16S5 ; secondly 
all that peece of land which Capt. John Clute, deceased did 
transport and convey to a frenchman Jaques Vigoir who de- 
serted y* same and afterwards was transported to y* s d Jan 
Wiebese by John Clute heir to y" s d Capt. John Clute y* 
third day of Novem. 1697 the transport made by y° said 
Jaques Vigoir being made at Shinnechtady y e 10th day of 
Dccemb. 1684 to which this is referrd ; thirdly y° said Jan 
Wiebesse to ye said Joh. Schyler a certain tract or parcell 
1 if woodland scituate Lyeing and being a Canastagione to 
y° westward of y e above said plantation of y c said Jan 
Wiebesse lying between two creeks the one called Lysies 
Kill the other y* Doove Kill y* runns some time dry and so 
from y* said plantation backwards into y e woods as farr as 
a certain pond called Lysies lack which is recond about 
three English miles fromy house of y e Jan Wiebesse which 
said woodland at y e said pond or Lysies lake is four Eng- 
lish miles in bredth and so runns taper narrower as y e come 
to y e sad plantation and Lastly y e said Jan Wiebesse with 
Anna Mary his wife doe convey Release and Confirme unto 
y 8 said Capt. Joh. Schuyler his heirs and assigns a certain 
Kreupel boss or swamp containing about twelve acres scit- 
uate lyeing and being at Canastagione a fore said adjoining 
to y c above cited tenn morgen or twenty acres of arrablc 
land being parted only by said Lysies Kill the arrable land 
lying on y* one side and the creupel bush or swamp on the 
other side together with all the profits commodities and ap- 
purtenances whatsoever to y e s d tracts or parcells of land 
belonging or in any wise appertaing or to or with y° same 
now or anytime heretofore belonging or used occupied or 
enjoyed as part parcell or member thereof. To have and to 
hold the said tracts and parcels of land and all and singular 
other premises with there and every of their appurtenances 
unto y" s d Capt Joh. Schuyler his heirs and assigns to y° 



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« 

only proper use benefite behoofe of him y e s d Capt. 
Johannes Schuyler his heirs and assigns for ever and in his 
quitt and peacable Possession and Seizer against all persons 
to warrant and for ever by their presents defend. In wit- 
nesse whereof y e s d John Weibesse and Anna Maiy his 
wife have hereunto sett their hands and seals in Albany this 
third day of January in y e tenth year of his Maj" reign 
anno dom 1698/9. 

Jan Wiebese W his mark (LS) 
Anna ozo Mary y e wife of Jan 
Wiebese mark (LS) 

Sealed and Delivered in 
the presence of Jan Janse 
Blecker, Record. 
John Vinghagen, Justice. 

It further appears that Johannes Spoor was living with his 
son Johannes on the Livingston Manor (Dutchess Co.) in 
1 7 14. At least the census of that year gives in the family 
of " Johannes Spoor, jungoor " one male above 60 years of 
age, which would seem to necessitate that conclusion. On 
1 1 Aug. 1723, he is recorded as a member of the Linlithgow 
church in Columbia county as Jan Wiebese Spoor which is 
the last appearance of his name on any record. He must 
at this time have been above eighty years of age and prob- 
ably died at Linlithgow. Diligent search has failed to find 
any trace of his burial place, the present inhabitants of Co- 
lumbia county having rescued the sites of old family burial 
places for agricultural purposes by sinking the gravestones 
below the reach of the plow. It is probable that his wife 
died before 1 7 14 as she does not appear in the census of 
that year above noted. 

2. Johannes Spoor, of Albany, New York (son of Jan 
Wybesse, 1 ), born in Albany. The fact that he is recorded 
in the Census of 1 714 of Dutchess county as "Johannes 
Spoor, jungoor" clearly establishes his relation to the orig- 
inal Jan or Johannes Spoor. Added to this is the fact that 



14 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

there was in his family at this time a man above 60 years of 
age, it is evident that his father was living with him. His 
record of marriage ' also reveals something of his na- 
tivity. It is under date of 21 April, 1700, and reads: 
"Johannes Spoor j. m. [i.e., young or unmarried man] 
born in Albanien and Mary Singer j. d. [/. c, young woman] 
born in Engeland and both rcsid. in Kingstouwn." There 
were four of his children recorded among the baptisms of 
Kingston at different intervals, 1701, 1703, 171 I, and 1720. 
There are three others whose baptisms were recorded at 
Albany. In 1 7 1 4 the census of Dutchess county above men- 
tioned gives the number of his family as follows : 1 male 
above 60 ; 1 male between 16 and 60; 1 female between 16 
and 60 ; 5 males under 16 ; 1 female under 16 ; and no 
slaves. 2 A comparison with the dates of baptism given be- 
low will clearly show that the Johannes Spoor of Albany 
and Kingston was the same as the one of that name who 
was living on the Livingston manor in 1 7 1 4. 
The children of this family were as follows : 

i. JoHANNlS, bapt. 13 July, 1701 ; the ancestor of the 
Coxsackie branch of the family. (See no. 6.) 

ii. Sara, bapt. 28 Nov. 1703, at Kingston. 

iii. Henricus (or Hendrick), bapt. 13 Jan. 1706, at 
Albany; ancestor of the Kinderhook branch of the family. 
(See no. 86.) 

iv. Abraham, bapt. 3 Aug. 1707, at Albany ; ancestor 
of the Copake branch of the family. (See no. 93.) 

v. Dirk (or Direck), bapt. 30 April, 17 10, at Albany ; 
ancestor of the Sheffield (Mass.) branch of the family. (See 
no. 1 16.) 

vi. Isaac, bapt. 30 Sept. 171 1, at Kingston ; ancestor of 
the Egremont (Mass.) branch of the family. (See no. 186.) 

1 Records of the Church at Kingston, New York. A monumental work 
giving information regarding the early settlers of the Hudson River valley. 

* History of Dutchess County, 60, where it is taken from the Documents 
relating to the Colonial History of New York. 



SECOND GENERATION I 5 

vii. Jacob, bapt. . Appears to have been en- 
gaged with others in a riot on the Livingston Manor in 
I755, 1 occasioned by the refusal of the Dutch settlers to 
recognize Livingston's claim to their lands, which they had 
purchased in good faith prior to the Livingston grant. He 
was one of the taxpayers in Egremont, Mass., in 1761. 
Probably he was the Jacob Spoor of Taghkanick. (See no. 
202.) 

viii. Cornelius, bapt. ; was also engaged in 

the same riot. Little is known of him or of his de- 
scendants. (See no. 203.) 

ix. Joanna, bapt. 10 Jan. 1720, at Raysester [Roch- 
ester], m. Johannes Ten Eyck and had children baptized 
at Linlithgow, N. Y. : (1) Jacob Ten Eyck, bapt. 2 Oct. 
1743; (2) Abraham Ten Eyck, bapt. 17 March, 175 1 ; (3) 
Neeltje Ten Eyck, bapt. 17 March, 175 1 ; (4) Samuel Koje- 
man Ten Eyck, bapt. 12 March, 1756; (5) Jacob Ten Eyck, 
bapt. 6 Oct. 1763 ; (6) Abraham Ten Eyck, bapt. 6 Oct. 
1763. 

Johannis Spoor was one of the petitioners from Ulster 
county in a petition of the " Protestants of America to King 
William III.," dated 30 Dec. 1701. 2 

A document recorded in the Ulster county records at 
Kingston, reveals his occupation, residence at that time, and 
some information regarding the condition of the towns of 
that period. It reads as follows : 

To all Christian people to whom this p r sent writing 
shall or may come Johannis Spoor of Kingstown in y e 
county of Ulster, Wheelewright sendeth greeting Whereas 
the said Johannis Spoor for Divers good Causes and Con- 
siderations himself thereunto moving but more and especially 
for & in consideration of Sixty pounds Curr 1 money of the 
province of New Yorke to him in hand payd before the En- 

1 Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, 3 : 792, 793. 

2 Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, 4 : 941. 



l6 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

sealing & I delivery of these E*sents by Mr. Johannis Petrus 
Nucell.i minister of y' Dutch Reformed Church of Kings- 
towne afores 4 : have Bargained sold, Alienated Enfeofcd 
Assigned and sett over and by these p'sents doc bargain 
sell alienate Enfeofe Assigne and sett over unto y" S d Mr. 
fohannis Petrus Nucella all y* certaine L«>tt of ground w' 1, Br 
housing and appurtenarics thereunto belonging, Scituatc 
Lying & being in Kingstowne afores d : to y e West of the 
House of Barent Van Benthuysen to y* East of Evert 
Bogardus by the Streete and from thence to y° Corner of 
the Lott of Nicolas Anthony, and by said Lott to y* Lott 
of Barent Van Benthuysen and thence along y* Lotts of S d 
Barent to y 6 streete W eh said housing and ground was upon 
ye 19"' day of August last Conveyed and Made over by 
Leunis Oosterhout of Mombackus unto y e S d Johannis 
Spoor. Likewise all y' S d small piece of Land lying w th 
out ye North West gate of Kingstowne and to y° West of 
y" Mill Dam beginning at the North West Corner of y° 
fetich of Gcrrit Aarlse and Soe Runns as y* highway 
Rounding being bounded by y e Land of Matty Mattysen, 
Gerrit Rartsen the highway and the woods. Containing 
tenn acors, one quarter and twelve Rod w ch said piece of 
Land was upon the second day of Decemb r 1 699 Conveyed 
& Made over by Hendrick ten Eyck of y c Citty of New 
Yorke and Pieternolle his wife unto y e S d Johannis Spoor to 
have & to hold for S d housing Lott of Ground peece of land 
and appurtenances and the s d Mr. Johannis Petrus Nucella 
his heirs and Assigns and to y e ownly proper use benefitt 
& behoofe of Him the said Mr. Johannis Petrus Nucella his 
heirs and assigns for Ever. The Sd. Johannis Spoor doth 
for himself his heirs & Assigns acquitt exonerate and Dis- 
charge the sd Mr. Johannis Petrus Nucella for ye s d hous- 
ing Lott and peece of Land and will ever warrant and De- 
fend against all manner of persons Claiming the same. In 
testimony whereof the sd Johannis Spoor have hereunto 
sett his hand and affixed his Scale In Kingstowne this 20 th 
of Octob r 1702. 

The Condition of y° above written Grant is such that if y* 
said Johannis Spoor shill well and truly pay or Cause to be 
payd unto ye sd Mr. Johannis Petrus Nucella his heirs 
Executors administrators or Assignes the Eull and Just 



SECOND GENERATION 1 7 

Summe of sixty pounds Curr' money of the province of 
New Yorke at or before the first day of Septemb' 1704 
w th the Interest of four pounds p r annum to Commence from 
y e first day of Decemb r Last past that then & in such Case 
the above written Grant to bee utterly voit & of none effect 
otherwise to stand & Remaine in full force & Vertue. 

Johannis Spoor (S) 

Signed Sealed and del d 

in y e p r sence of 

Pieter du Boys 

his marke 

Jan x Lachair 

W. D. Meyer, Clarq. 

Later (17 14) Johannes Spoor was on the Livingston 
manor where he was included in the census as above stated, 
and where he is further mentioned as an ensign in the " Roll 
of the Independent Companie of the Mannor of Livingston 
mustered at ye Mannor House, 30 Nov., 171 5." x 

He joined the newly founded church at Linlithgow, Al- 
bany (now Columbia county), as one of its early members 
in August, 1722, together with Claes Brusie, Dirck Hallen- 
back, and Conradt Ham, into whose families the Spoors later 
intermarried. His daughter Joanna had been baptized two 
years earlier at Rochester (Ulster county) according to the 
Kingston records. We next learn of him in 1731, when 
he is dignified with the title of Captain and purchased of the 
Indians for thirty pounds and a suit of clothes, six hundred 
acres of land on Egremont Plain, in Berkshire county, 
Massachusetts. He had with him at that time his three 
younger sons, Isaac, Jacob, and Cornelius. After set- 
tling his younger sons on these lands, Captain Spoor re- 
turned to New York state, since he joined the church at Al- 
bany from Kinderhook in 1740 " met attestatie van Kings- 
towne." He also held the office of constable in Albany 
(third ward) in 1735 and again in 1736, " for the ensuing 
year." 

1 Documentary History of New York, 3 : 704. 



l8 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

From what we know of this man it is evident that he was 
one of the sturdy Protestant yeomen of the Hudson River 
settlements, and, as political and other necessities demanded, 
moved from place to place in order to secure better condi- 
tions for his large family. He was evidently a man of en- 
terprise and ambition, and his sons became the heads of 
families at various points in New York and western Mas- 
sachusetts. We know nothing of the time of his death. 

3. Gerrit Spoor, of Albany, N. Y. (son of Jan Wy fosse, 1), 

b. ; m. before 1700 Maria 1 Gilbert, and had children : 

i. Ann. 

ii. Mary, b. ; m. 15 Dec. 1724, Adam Van Den- 
berg, of New York, and had children baptized at Albany : 
(1) Maritic Van Deuberg, bapt. 16 Aug. 1725 ; (2) Cornells 
Van Denberg, bapt. 10 Feb. 1728, d. young. And at New 
York: (3) Cornclis Van Denberg, bapt. 26 Sept. 1 73 1 ; 
(4) Gerrit Van Denberg, bapt. 2 July, 1735 ; (5) Annetfe 
Van Denberg, bapt. 25 Nov. 1739 ; (6) Annetfe J 'an Den- 
berg, bapt. 1 Aug. 1744. The parents are recorded as 
witnesses to a baptism in New York as late as 9 Jan. 1754. 
iii. Cornelia, bapt. 20 April, 1712 ; m. 8 Oct. 1732, 
Robert Dunbar, probably of Albany, N. Y., and had chil- 
dren : (i) John Dunbar, bapt. 8 April, 1733; (2) Maria 
Dunbar, bapt. 12 May, 1734; (3) Gerrit Dunbar, bapt. 9 
Nov. 1735 ; (4) Maria Dunbar, bapt. 27 May, 1739; (5) 
Lcvinus Dunbar, bapt. 14 March, 1742 ; (6) WUhelmus Dun- 
bar, bapt. 15 July, 1744, all recorded at Albany. 

iv. Johannes, bapt. 29 Nov. 17 13. (Sec no. 4.) 
v. Willem (or Wilhelmus), bapt. 12 Feb. 17 16. (See 

no. 5-) 

vi. Abraham, b. 2 Feb. 171 8. 
Gerrit Spoor's will was made 26 May, 17 19, and proved 
3 June, I720, 2 in which the above children are mentioned. 

1 Called Mary in the Albany Annals but twice recorded in New York City 
records as Maria at the baptisms of grandchildren. 

« Recorded in Book I. of Wills, p. 167 (City of Albany). 



SECOND GENERATION 



19 



He refers to Johannes as his oldest son to whom he gives 
his Bible. After his death his widow apparently removed 
to New York city. 

4. Johannes Spoor, of Albany, N. Y. (son of Gerrit, 
3), bapt. at Albany, 29 Nov. 1713 ; m. 18 June, 1757 1 
Magdalena Bogart (b. 9 Jan. 1725, dau. of Pieter Bogart), 
and had children : 

i. Rebecca, bapt. 11 Feb. 1759; m. 10 July, 1779, 
Frans Harssen, and had children recorded at Albany: (1) 
Bernardus Harssen, h. 19 Sept. 1780; (2) Catharina Hars- 
sen, b. 14 Oct. 1783 ; (3) Cathari?ia Harssen, b. 24 Feb. 
1785 ; (4) Gerrit Harssen, b. 16 May, 1787; (5) Bernardus 
Harssen, b. 1 Feb. 1 790 ; (6) Magdalene Harssen, b. 8 
July, 1795. 

ii. Maria, bapt. 7 Dec. 1 760 ; d. young. 

iii. Maria, bapt. 1 Feb. 1764; m. 2 April, 1789, James 
van Schoonhoven, and had children recorded at Albany : (1) 
Dirck Bratt Van Schoonhoven, bapt. 9 Nov. 1789; (2) 
Magdale?ia Van Schoonhoven, bapt. 25 Dec. 1791 ; (3) 
John Van Schoonhoven, bapt. 1 7 Feb. 1 794 ; (4) Magda- 
lena Van Schoonhoven, bapt. 22 May, 1799 ; (5) Gerrit Van 
Schoonhoven, b. 1802; d. 6 June, 1831 ; (6) Magdalena 
Van Schoonhoven, bapt. 25 Sept. 1807. 

iv. Gerrit, bapt. 8 Dec. 1767. 
Nothing further has been learned of this Johannes Spoor 
or any of his descendants. According to his father's will he 
was the oldest son and his father bequeathed to him the 
family Bible. It is hoped that this is still in the possession 
of some of his descendants and that this notice will assist 
in revealing its present owner. 

5. Willem Spoor (son of Gerrit, 3), of New York City, 

b. , at Albany ; m. Francyntje Bocquet, 2 and had the 

following children baptized in New York : 

1 License issued by Secretary of State, cf. New York Marriages. 

2 Entered in the records as Bocket in 1742, "Boceth in 1745, Beket in 
1749, and Bonnet in 1761. 



20 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

i. Maria, bapt 6 April, i/4o;m. 11 Nov. 1760 (license 

issued by Secretary of State), Jakob Brouwer, of New 

York, and had: (i) Franeyntje Brouwer,* bapt is June, 

1761 ; (2) Susanna Brouwer, bapt. 17 Nov. 1762; (3) 

Johannis Brouwer, bapt. 24 Feb. 1765 ; (4) Franeyntje 

Brouwer, bapt. 5 June, ijC)S, 2 

ii. WlLLBM, bapt. 12 May, 1742 ; probably d. young. 

iii. Nelletje, bapt. 14 July, 1745 ; :t m. James Marsh, 
of New York City, and had Elenor Spore Marsh, b. 1 5 
May, 1774, bapt. 12 June, 1774, in the first Presbyterian 
church of New York. 

iv. Willem, bapt. 8 Oct. 1749; was buried in New 
York 6 May, 1773. 4 

Willem Spoor was buried at New York City, 13 May, 
1 759. It is probable that he has left no descendants bearing 
the name of Spoor. 

The present Spoor family of America so far as known is 
descended from Johannes Spoor (no. 2) of Kingston, Livings- 
ton Manor, and Albany, five of whose sons settled in different 
centers which may give the name to the five known branches 
of the family. For convenience these five branches are 
treated independently in the order of age of their founders. 
Johannes Spoor, the oldest son, settled in Coxsackie, N. Y., 
where some of his descendants are still living. Hendrick 
Spoor's family are mostly recorded at Kindcrhook, N. Y., 
but no living descendants have been found, though from the 

1 The witnesses at this baptism were Johannes Brouwer and Franeyntje 
Bonnet w. v. Willem Spoor (/. e., his widow). 

2 At this baptism the witnesses were James Marsh and Xelle Spoor, evi- 
dently the younger sister of Maria Spoor. 

3 At this baptism '"Maria Gilbert, wed. v. Gerrit Spoor," evidently the 
grandmother, was one of the witnesses. 

* The record is made as William Spore and this and other indications point 
to the fact that this form of orthography was adopted by tlie later generations 
of this branch of the family. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH 21 

size of his family it is more than probable that such exist. 
Abraham Spoor settled in Copake, N. Y., where he is buried, 
and his known descendants are mainly found in Herkimer 
county, N. Y. Direck Spoor, the fourth son, settled at 
Sheffield, Mass. ; some of his descendants still live in the 
Housatonic valley and others migrated to western New 
York and other places. The family of Isaac Spoor lived in 
Egremont, Mass., though his children are mostly recorded 
at Linlithgow, N. Y., which was probably the nearest Dutch 
church, but the descendants afterward removed from that 
portion of the country and are now widely scattered and ot 
many of them all trace has been lost. The Coxsackie and 
Sheffield families alone have continued residents of their re- 
spective towns. 

I. COXSACKIE BRANCH 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHANNIS SPOOR, I JO I -I ?6 1 

6. Johannis Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Johan- 
nes, 2), bapt. 13 July, 1 70 1, at Kingston; m. Eva Siberse, 
and had children : 

i. Maria, b. ; m. 25 Nov. 1749, Hubartus 

Van Veghten (son of Dirck Van Veghten, b. 30 Oct. 
1725), and had children: (1) Helena Van Veghten, b. 5 
Feb. 175 1 (bapt. 11 April); (2) Dirck Van Veghten, b. 25 
Oct. 1753 (bapt. 8 Nov.); m. 5 March, 1780, Rachel Spoor 1 

(dau. of ); d. 25 Oct. 1842; (3) Eva Van Veghten, 

b. 4 March, 1755 ; (4) Annaatje Van Veghten, b. 17 April, 
l 7S7 ', (5) Lena Van Veghten, bapt. 20 Aug. 1758 (in Cat- 
skill); (6) Johannes Van Veghten, bapt. 7 Dec. 1760, at 
Coxsackie; (7) Maria Van Veghten, bapt. 6 Jan. 1765, in 
Catskill, m. Johannes Veeder of Schenectady. Hubartus 
Van Veghten, d. 25 Oct. 1842, in Otsego county, New 
York ; Maria, his wife, was buried at Pattersonville, N. Y. 

1 The Albany records give this Catharina as a third wife. 



SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ii. Nicholas, b. . (Sec no. 7.) 

iii. [OHANNES, bapt. 8 Oct 1733, at Catskill. (Sec no. 

Si.) 

iv. Cornelis, bapt June, 1735, at Catskill. (See no. 

76.) 

v. JURRAIN, bapt 1 June, 1740, at Coxsackic ' ; was a 

witness at a baptism in Coxsackic in 1770, and is probably 
thejfrrcwfi Spoor on the New York State Revolutionary 
records ; beyond the mention in his father's will (see below) 
we know nothing of his history. 

vi. DlRRJK, bapt. 2 June, 1744. at Coxsackic. (See 
no. 82.) 

Johannis Spoor settled in Coxsackic at an early date. 
The oldest original documents pertaining to the family that 
we have seen are an obligation and receipt for its payment 
dated 1732, May 15 and 1733, May 15, respectively. They 
are in the possession of Mr. James H. Lampman, of Cox- 
sackie, who has kindly loaned them for reproduction. It 
will be seen that they are written in the Dutch language- 
current at that time. They have been translated as follows: 

1732 May 15 I the undersigned Albert Van Loon 
acknowledge to have sold to Johannis Spoor junior the one 
half of a piece of land situated on the south side of I bins 
Haalcnbeck's parcel of land which was bought by Albert 
Van Loon in company with his brother and of which 
Johannis Spoor junior must have the legal one half and for 
which Albert Van Loon has received 40 pounds 20 shillings 
in pelts at the last accounting leaving 20 pounds [to be 
paid] I am to furnish a correct transfer [deed or abstract] in 
May 1733. 

Albert Van Loon. 
Witness 

Jan Van Schaack 

Hi. 

W x Lomcnes 

mark 
1 Antje Spoor, sister of Johannis, was one of the witnesses at this baptism. 



-look l.win.v in AMERICA 

ii. Nicholas, b. . (Sec no. 7.) 

iii. [OHANNES, bapt. 8 Oct. 1 733, at Catskill. (Sec no. 

31.) 

iv. Corns] is, bapt June, 1735, at Catskill. (Sec no. 

76.) 

v. JURRAIN, bapt 1 June, 1740, at Coxsackie'; was a 
witness at a baptism in Coxsackie in 1770, and is probably 
thejierroon Spoor on the New York State Revolutionary 
records; beyond the mention in his father's will (see below) 
we know nothing of his history. 

vi. Dikkik, bapt. 2 June, 1744, at Coxsackie. (See- 
no. 82.) 

Johannis Spoor settled in Coxsackie at an early date. 
The oldest original documents pertaining to the family that 
we have seen are an obligation and receipt for its payment 
dated 1732, .May 15 and 1733, May 15, respectively. They 
are in the possession of Mr. James H. Lampman, of Cox- 
sackie, who has kindly loaned them for reproduction. It 
will be seen that they are written in the Dutch language 
current at that time. They have been translated as follows: 

1732 May 15 I the undersigned Albert Van Loon 
acknowledge to have sold to Johannis Spoor junior the one 
half of a piece of land situated on the south side of Hans 
Haalenbeck's parcel of land which was bought by Albert 
Van Loon in company with his brother and of which 
Johannis Spoor junior must have the legal one half and for 
which Albert Van Loon has received 40 pounds 20 shillings 
in pelts at the last accounting leaving 20 pounds [to be 
paid] I am to furnish a correct transfer [deed or abstract] in 
May 1733. 

Albert Van Loon. 
Witness 

Jan Van Schaack 

His 

W x Lomcnes 

mark 
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1733 May 15 Have I Albert Van Loon received from 
Johannis Spoor junior the remainder of 20 pound for the 
lain! bought from me now paid in full. Now I will he 
obliged to give him a correct transfer [deed or release] 
whenever lie so demands. 

Albert Van Loon. 
Witness 

Jan Van Schaeck 
Matthijs Vail Loon. 

On 30 Dec. 1741, he purchased of the Van Loons forty- 
five acres of woodland in Coxsackie where he built the 
stone house which is still standing and of which an illustra- 
tion is given on the page opposite. To this neighborhood 
the name Spoorenberg£>r Spoor's Hill was given. We quote 
from the history of Greene county regarding this locality : 
" On the Spoorenberg road from Coxsackie to Athens and 
on the north side of Murderer's Creek and within sight of 
the West Shore R. R. is an old stone house that has long 
been a landmark. This is the ' old Spoor place ' and the 
dwelling place of that family from the earliest times. * * * 
Johannis Spoor left this property to his son. It descended 
to his son John D. Spoor who died a comparatively young 
man. * * * At his death the place descended to his son 
Derrick who was the last of the family to inhabit the old 
homestead. It passed into the hands of strangers ; but 
with a respect for the memory of his ancestors, which few of 
the descendants of the Dutch settlers seem to possess, he, 
although comparatively poor, had their graves enclosed with 
a substantial fence and procured monuments to mark their 
graves. A respect for the sentiments so creditable to the 
man prompt us to lend our aid to perpetuate their memories 
and his own by putting the inscriptions in a form more dur- 
able than marble." 1 Then follow inscriptions from the 
stones. 

1 History of Greene County, p. 233. 




^^^S^>1P■ " >£-./" ^■gr ■*■«■'-'• - '^ 



The Spoor Homestead near Coxsackie. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH 25 

This house is about two miles south of Coxsackie ; it is 
constructed of flat stones firmly laid in mortar and some of 
the window trimmings are of brick, evidently imported. It 
has a broad front and a wide central hall with a characteristic 
double Dutch door; immense beams finished in natural wood 
support the upper story ; it has a large Dutch fireplace on 
the first floor and a second one is found in the cellar which 
served as the quarters of the slaves in winter. For the 
time of its construction it was an unusually fine country 
residence and is still in excellent preservation though no 
longer in the possession of the Spoor family. 

Johannes Spoor, d. 15 Feb. 1761, se. 60, and is buried 
in the small cemetery above mentioned, on a slight eleva- 
tion a short distance from the house and a little east of the 
West Shore railroad and plainly in sight from the car win- 
dows. His wife Eva died 7 Sept. 1786, ae. 84, and is buried at 
the same place. His original will, an interesting document, 
revealing something of the conditions of the time in which 
it was written, as well as some facts concerning his children, 
is now in the possession of Mr. James H. Lampman, of Cox- 
sackie, N. Y., one of his descendants, who kindly allowed it 
to be copied for this record. The original capitalizations 
and punctuations are maintained, though the body of the 
will is in a different hand from the forcible signature. 

Will of Johannis Spoor 

In the Name of God Amen the fourteenth Day of feb- 
ruary, in the first Year of his Majesty's Reign King George 
the Third and in the Year of our Lord Christ one Thou- 
sand Seven hundred and Sixty one I Johannis Spoor of 
Loonenburgh in the County of Albany yeoman being of an 
indisposition of Body and of perfect Mind and Memory 
praised be God and Calling to Mind the Mortality of my 
body do Make this My Last Will and Testament in Manner 
and form following that is to say principally and first of all 
I remit my Soul into the hands of God who gave it and My 
Body to the Earth to be buried in. * * * [illegible] 



26 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Direction of My executor hereafter Named and 
touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith God hath been 
Pleased to Bless Me. 
I Devise give and bequeath as Followeth 

Imprimis I will and order that My Just Debts ami Funeral 

Charges shall be Satisfied and paid. 

item, it is My Will and 1 do order that my Dearly be- 
loved wife Eva Spoor Shall have all my Real Estate Dur- 
ing her Lifetime to have take and receive all the growth 
produce and profit thereof for her Support and behoof Dur- 
ing her Said Lifetime and also to have use and enjoy all 
my farming tools utensils and implements During her Said 
Lifetime. 

item. I give unto My Said wife Eva Spoor and to her 
heirs and assigns forever my household goods and furniture 
except my house Bible together also with my Weaver's 
Loom and the utencils thereunto belonging to be by her 
Disposed at Will and pleasure. 

item. I give unto My Son Nicholis Spoor and to his heirs 
and assigns forever all my WhcelRights tooles utencils and 
implements. 

item. I give unto My Son Johannis Spoor and to his 
heirs and assigns forever My Negroe wench Named Philes. 

item. I give also unto My Said Son Johannis Spoor and 
to his heirs My house Bible. 

item. I give unto My Son Cornells Spoor and to his 
heirs and Assigns forever all My Black Smiths tools uten- 
cils and implements and also three of my Milch Cows to be 
Delivered by my Said hereafter named Executors unto My 
Said Son Cornells Spoor at and upon his Marriage Day 
for and to the use benefit and behoof of him the Said Cor- 
nells Spoor his heirs and assigns forever. 

item. I give unto My Son Jurey Spoor and to his heirs 
and assigns all my wearing apparel none Lxceptcd and I do 
hereby order and Will that at the Expiration of the said Jurey 
Spoors apprenticeship my said Executors Shall with the As- 
sistance and help of My Said Son Cornells Spoor * * * 
[illegible] * * said Jurey Spoor with a Stock of Leather 
and other necessaries whereby he can be enabled to Set 
up the Cordwainers occupation. 

item. After the Decease of my Said wife Eva Spoor I 



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give Devise and bequeath unto My Son Derick Spoor all 
My Said Real Estate within the County of Albany To- 
gether with All My farming tools utencils and implements 
None Excepted to have and to hold the Said Estate Real 
farming tooles utencils and implements for and the use 
benefit and behoof of him the said Derick Spoor his heirs 
and assigns forever. 

item. All the remainder of my personal Estate I give and 
bequeath as followeth that is to Say to Said Nicholis Spoor 
his heirs and assigns one Equal Sixth part thereof to 
Johannis Spoor his heirs and assigns one Equal Sixth part 
thereof to Cornelis Spoor his heirs and assigns one Equal 
sixth part thereof to Jurey Spoor his heirs and assigns one 
Equal Sixth part thereof to Derick Spoor his heirs and as- 
signs one Equal Sixth part thereof and to my Daughter 
Mary wife of Hubertus Van Veghten her heirs and assigns 
one Equal Sixth part thereof. And Lastly I Make Consti- 
tute and appoint and ordain my Said Loving wife Eva 
Spoor and My good and Trusty Friend William Halenbeck 
of Said Loonenburgh yeoman the Sole and only Executors 
of this My Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and 
Making nul and Void all other former Will or wills Testa- 
ment or Testaments by me made Willed or bequeathed 
Ratifying and Confirming this to be My Last Will and 
Testament. In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand and Seal in my Dwelling house at Loonenburgh the 
Day and year first above written." 

-n ,,. , , -r, j Johannes Spoor. (LS.) 

Published Pronounced J v J 

and Declared by the 

said Johannis Spoor this 

as his Last Will and 

Testament. 

In Presence of 

N. B. The words [Except my house bible] 

between Lines 1 1 and 1 2 foot of 

page (1) were interlined before the 

Execution hereof. 

Nicklas Severse 

his 

Jacob Jos LB Halenbeck 

mark 

Jacob Freese 



28 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

7. Nicholas Spoor (son of Johanms l 6), of Charleston, 

Montgomery ('<■., New York, m. Maria Van Vechten (d.iu. 
of Dirck Van Vechten, of Loonenburg (Athens), b. 21 Jan. 
1733), and had children at Coxsackic : 

i. Helena, bapt 11 April, 1756 j 1 m. John Hoge- 
boom. 

ii. Judith, bapt. 5 Feb. 1758. ' 
iii. Johannes, bapt. 7 Aug. 1760. 1 (See no. 8.) 
iv. JUDIKJE, bapt. 21 May, 1762, at Catskill ; m. John 
Van Vleck. 

v. Dirrik, bapt. 24 Feb. 1765 ; ! d. young, 
vi. Dirrik, bapt. 15 Feb. 1766. 1 Nothing further is 
known of him. 

vii. Maria, bapt. 8 Jan. 1769 j 1 m. Nathancl Cotton, 
viii. Sara, bapt. I March, 1 77 1 . 
ix. Nicolaes, bapt. 2 Jan. 1774. 1 (See no. 20.) 
x. Catarina, bapt. 19 Oct. 1777, at Schenectady. 
It is probable that he lived in Greene county until about 
1775 2 and then removed to the Mohawk valley, where he 
finally settled at Charlestown. Nothing is known of the 
time of his birth, marriage, or death. He was known as 
Captain Spoor and, with his son John, was a soldier in the 
Revolution from Tryon (now Montgomery) count}-. Tra- 
dition tells us that he was a pronounced and eccentric char- 
acter, and numerous stories have come down concerning 
his life and service. 

8. Johannes Spoor, of Italy Hill, Yates Co., N. Y. 
(son of Nicholas, 7), b. 21 July, 1760; bapt. at Coxsackic, 
7 Aug. 1760; m. 24 Nov. 1788, Elizabeth Van Wormer, 
and had children : 

i. Nicholas, b. 21 Aug. 1790. (See no. 9.) 
ii. Rachel, b. 6 Feb. 1793; m. 10 Oct. 1813, Stout 

1 Those marked with a ' are taken from the records of Coxsackie Church. 
1 \\\ the records of the Van Vechten family he is referred to as " of Schenec- 
tady ' ' at the time of his marriage. 



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2 9 



Conover (b. in New Jersey, 15 Nov. 1792), and had: (1) 
Delevan Conover, b. 15 Sept 18 18 ; d. 22 April, 1858 (Ann 
Arbor, Mich.); (2) Monroe Conover, b. 11 Dec. 1821 ; d. 
14 June, 1848 (Laramie); (3) Julia Conover, b. 17 Feb. 
1825 (m. Searles); d. 31 Jan. 1856 (Ann Arbor, Mich.); 
(4) Eliza Conover, b. 27 Jan. 183 1 (m. Wilson) Evansville, 
Ind.; (5) John Conover, b. 27 Jan. 1834, d. 8 Feb. 1890 
(Iowa). Rachel Spoor Conover, d. at Ann Arbor, Mich., 
14 May, 1855. 1 

iii. John, b. 11 Sept. 1795. (See no. 13.) 
iv. Maria, b. 23 Feb. 1798; m. Sept. 1824, Elder Asa 
Allen, and had : (1) Maiden P. Allen, b. 7 Dec. 1825 (Paw 
Paw, Mich.); (2) John S. Allen, b. 18 Sept. 1827; d. 1 
March, 1899 at Elmira, N. Y. Maria Spoor Allen m. (2) 
1844, Jeremiah Falker ; she d. at Paw Paw, Mich., 4 April, 
1877. 

v. Lawrence, b. 3 March, 1803. (See no. 15.) 
Johannes Spoor lived first in Montgomery Co., N. Y., and 
served in the War of the Revolution under General Herki- 
mer and was present at the battle of Oriskany. 2 His wife 

1 This record was furnished by Mrs. Clara L. Slauson, of Ann Arbor, Mich., 
granddaughter of Rachel Spoor Conover. 

2 Mr. Alton D. Spoor (No. Ii) contributes the following interesting inci- 
dents connected with his great-grandfather's revolutionary career. The earlier 
ancestor mentioned has not been identified : 

" My great-grandfather was a revolutionary veteran. It is said that his father 
was to go to the war and John brought home his slate from school ( I have the 
original slate) to do the work while his father was away with the militia to at- 
tack Ft. Stanwix. The father gave him so many instructions about the fall 
crops that at last John exclaimed : ' Oh ! father, let me go to war, I can never 
do all that you have told me.' It was so decided and he, a mere stripling, 
marched away. At one time during the expedition a dismal rainy night found 
them in the woods, the only shelter being an old settler's deserted log house. 
The floor was soon filled with snoring Dutchmen. John hardly found a place 
to stand on the door step. At last a big Dutchman exclaimed ' Come over 
here,' and turning on his stomach and placing his folded arms under his head 
ordered John to lie down upon his back. This was done and he rested there 
until morning. He (I think) was at one time a member of Washington's 
bodyguard. It is related that while guarding a well in the dooryard at head- 



30 -POOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Elizabeth d. at Root, N. Y., in 1824 and he m. (2) Betsy 
Garrison. He afterwards rem. to Italy Hill, N. V., where 

he d. 12 July, 1849. 

9. Nicholas Spoor, of Charleston, N. V. (son of Johannes, 
8), born 21 Aug. 1790, at Charleston, Montgomery count)', 
N. Y.; m. Rachel Case, and had : 

i. Elsie, b. 1S14 ; m. Asa Gage (d. July, 1886) ; d. 12 
June, 1894. 

ii. John N., b. 12 Nov. 18 17. (See no. 10.) 
iii. Eliza, b. 30 April, 18 19; m. (1) 29 Dec. 1836, 
Cornelius Van Guysling (d. 31 July, 1849, at Schenectady) 
and had: (i) Cornelia Van Guy sling, b. I March, 1839 (m. 
1. William Lemmerman. 2. Frank D. Page, of Bing- 
hamton, N. Y.); (2) Rachel Jan Guysling-, b. 1 Sept. 1840; 
d. 7 Nov. 1840. (3) Frances Caroline J 'an Guysling, b. 26 
Sept. 1843 > m - 2 6 Feb. 1868, David Landon, of Rhine- 
beck, N. Y.; (4) Ruth Gene Van Guysling, b. 19 Nov. 
1 846 ; supposed to have been killed by an Indian. Eliza 

quarters a stout soldier insisted on drinking, which was against orders. When- 
ever he touched the pole of the sweep, John brought down his bayonet along- 
side, scraping the skin from his fingers." 

" Farther back an ancestor was attacked in his cabin by Indians whom he 
kept at bay until at last one came up and fired some brush near the house, then 
took up a position to shoot. Ancestor watching carefully as the Indian leaned 
over to look around the tree, saw his leg sticking out on the opposite side and 
fired, breaking his leg, then rushed out and removed the burning brush and 
succeeded in standing them off until daylight when, his neighbors having 
heard the firing, came to his assistance and the Indians fled, pursued by the 
Dutchmen. About sunset they came up to where the Indians had taken pos- 
session of a lodge. One well-directed shot disposed of the Indian sentinel. 
The others came out one by one only to be shot down. At last, on reaching 
the lodge one Indian was found within and dragged out to be shot. Begging 
for a chance to die like a man he challenged any one to fight him. Ancestor 
volunteered and each fell to loading and priming his gun ; both finished 
together and raising the weapons pulled trigger at the same time. The Indian's 
gun snapped while ancestor's flashed in the pan and knowing that the Indian 
would cock his gun before ancestor could cock and prime his, ancestor 
dropped his gun and, seizing the Indian's hatchet from his belt, drove the 
blade into the Indian's skull, remarking : ' Any way is good enough to kill an 
Indian.' " 



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Van Guysling m. (2) 13 March, 1S58, Thomas Young (d. 22 
Nov. 1895) and had: (5) Edwin R. Voting, b. 26 Aug. 
1859; M.D., 1880 (Bellevue) Washington, D. C. Eliza 
Spoor Young lived at Albany and Binghamton, N. Y., 
and in Dover, Del., after 1867; she d. 4 Jan. 1884, at 
Dover, Del. Nicholas Spoor was a farmer, near Charles- 
ton 4 Corners, Montgomery Co., N. Y., where he d. 1822. 

10. John N. Spoor, of Carversville, Pa. (son of Nicholas, 
9), b. 12 Nov. 1817, at Root, Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; m. 
(1) Elmira Schuyler, and had : 

i. William Nelson, d. in infancy. 
He m. (2) 24 June, 1857, Augusta D. Smith nee Dodge, of 
Freehold, N. Y., and had children : 

ii. Alton Dodge, b. 2 May, 1858. (See no. 11.) 
iii. John W., b. 4 April, 1862 ; d. 11 Sept. 1866. 
iv. Dighton W., b. 8 March, 1868. (See no. 12.) 
v. Elma A., b. 26 Dec. 1869; m. John Redding, of 
Trenton, N. J., and had : (1) Ethel Redding, b. 1892 ; (2) 
Floyd Redding, b. 1896. 

vi. Edna E., b. 12 Jan. 1877; resides in New York 
city. 

John N. Spoor was a minister of the Christian Church 
and for a time was financial agent and trustee of the Christian 
Biblical Institute at Stanfordville, N. Y. He was pastor suc- 
cessively at Baltimore, Greene Co., N. Y. (2 years) ; Milan ? 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. (6 years) ; Milford, N. J. (9 years) ; 
and at Carversville, Pa., to the time of his death 7 Sept. 
1880. 

11. Alton D. Spoor, of Carversville, Pa. (son of John N., 
10), b. 2 May, 1858, at Milford, N. J.; m. 2 Feb. 1881, 
Abbie C. Vanderbelt, and had children : 

i. John Malvin, b. 13 Nov. 1892. 
ii. Stanley V., b. 7 June, 1897. 
Alton D. Spoor is a teacher ; has served fifteen years in 



32 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

the National Guard in which lie is now Color Sergeant in 
the 6th Regiment X. G. Pa 

12. Dighton W. Spoor, of Carversville, l'a. (son of John 
X., io), b. S March, 1868; m. Florence Price. He is a 
farmer at that place. 

1 3. John Spoor, of Freehold, Greene count}-, X. V. (son 
Johannes, 8), b. 11 Sept. 1795 ; m. (1) 31 Dec. 18 17, Ruth 
Campbell, and had : 

i. William Nelson, b. 18 Aug. 1822 ; became a phy- 
sician ; d. 15 Aug. 1845. 

His wife Ruth d. 18 Sept. 1847, and he m. (2) 1 Nov. 
1848, Amanda Alden, and had children : 

ii. John Alden, b. 30 Sept. 185 1. (See no. 14.) 

iii. George Winton, b. 6 Sept. 1853 ; d. 6 July, 1865. 

John Spoor was pastor of the Christian Church and 
aided in organizing the first church of that denomination 
in Dutchess county, N. Y. He was pastor successively 
at Charleston, Freehold, Coxsackie, Berlin, Petersburg, 
Stephentown, New York city, and at South Adams, Mass. 
He was preeminently successful in his ministry and exerted 
a wide religious influence. He d. 30 March, 1865, and is 
buried at Freehold, Greene Co., N. Y., where he was pastor 
for several years. 

14. John Alden Spoor, of Chicago, 111. (son of Rev. 
John, 13), b. 30 Sept. 185 1, at Freehold, N. Y.; m. 12 
Feb. 1887, Frances Russell Samuel, and has one child : 

Caryl Russell, b. 24 Feb. 1892. 

John Alden Spoor, resided for a time in Japan where he 
was engaged in the silk and steamship business ; was then 
superintendent of the Wagner Palace Car Co., at St. Louis, 
and later general manager of the same company in Chicago 
until elected president of the Chicago Junction Railway 
Co. He is also president of the Union Stock Yard and 
Transit Co. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH NICHOLAS 33 

1 5. Lawrence Spoor, of Italy Hill, N. Y. (son of Johan- 
nes, 8), b. 3 March, 1803, at Charleston, N. Y. j m. 20 
Jan. 1825, Sally Maria Hamilton, of Charleston, N. Y., 
and had children : 

i. Caroline R., b. 1 Dec. 1825 ; m. (1) June, 1843, 
Oscar Wright and had (1) Hamilton Wright ; m. (2) 10 Oct. 

1854, Norman Gillette and had (2) Alice Gillette, b. 3 Feb. 
1 861 ; Caroline Spoor Gillette resides at Weedsport, 
N. Y. 

ii. David Hamilton, b. 18 April, 1827. (See no. 16.) 
iii. Mary Elizabeth, b. 9 Dec. 1828; m. 25 March, 

1855, Peter Ostrander ; no children; d. 31 Jan. 1856. 

iv. John Nelson, b. 6 Nov. 1 830 ; unm. ; killed on 

railroad 25 Sept. 1849. 

v. George Alonzo, b. 30 Oct. 1833. (See no. 17.) 

vi. William Augustus, b. 19 Jan. 1838. (See no. 18.) 

vii. Watts Jay, b. 19 Jan. 1838; d. by accident in 

1848. 

viii. Delevan Lawrence, b. 30 May, 1840. (See no. 

I9-) 
Lawrence Spoor was a farmer at Italy Hill, N. Y., where 

he d. 7 May, 1842. 

16. David Hamilton Spoor, of Cortland, N. Y. (son of 
Lawrence, 15), b. 18 April, 1827; m. (1)6 July, 1862, 
Emmeline McDonald ; m. (2) Anna Etts ; no children. 

Served in Co. F, 185th regiment N. Y. V. in the Civil 
War ; was a furniture finisher by trade ; died 29 Aug. 1892, 
in the Soldier's Home at Bath, N. Y. 

17. George Alonzo Spoor, of Little Falls, N. Y. (son of 
Lawrence, 15), b. 30 Oct. 1833; m. 6 Oct. 1857, Eliza 
Tucker, and had one child : 

Eva, b. . 

George A. Spoor was a passenger engineer on the N. Y. 
Central R. R.; he died 20 Aug. 1883. 



34 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

1 8. William Augustus Spoor, of Schenectady, N. V. 
{son of Lawrence, 15), b. 19 Jan. 1 s 3 8 ; m. 11 Feb. i860; 
Martha Rynex, who died 27 Dec. 1892, and had one child 
u Inch died young. 

William A. Spoor was for twenty-five years a passenger 
engineer between Troy and Schenectady ; he d. 26 March, 
1891. 

19. Delevan Lawrence Spoor, of Syracuse, N. Y. (son 
of Lawrence, 15), b. 30 May, 1840; m. 7 Sept. 1865, Lucy 
Abcll, and had children : 

i. Anna Hamilton, b. 6 June, 1867; m. 15 May, 
1 89 1, Gordon A. Wright, architect, Syracuse, N. Y., and has 
Marjorie Katherine Wright, b. 5 Dec. 1895. 

ii. Grace Louisa, b. 17 March, 1871 ; m. 20 Jan. 1900, 
John Henry King, bookkeeper, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

iii. Arthur Abell, b. 14 March, 1873; d. 24 May, 
1898. 

iv. Katherine Augusta, b. 24 July, 1880. 
Delevan L. Spoor is a dealer in hardware and a traveling 
salesman. 

20. Nicholas Spoor, of Preble, N. Y. (son of Nicholas, 7), 
bapt. 2 Jan. 1774, at Coxsackie, N. Y.; m. Jane McMas- 
ter, and had children : 

i. Nicholas, b. 26 July, 1795. (See no. 21.) 
ii. Hugh M., b. 13 March, 1799. (See no. 29.) 

s. } 

Nicholas Spoor was a farmer ; he d. at Preble. 

21. Nicholas Spore, 1 of Amsterdam, New York (son 
of Nicholas, 20), b. 26 July, 1795, at Charleston, Mont- 
gomery county, New York; m. 10 April, 1824, Ellen 
Pettengill, and had children : 

1 This branch of the family changed the original orthography of the name 
to accord with its pronunciation. 



iii. John, j Nothing further is known of these men or 
iv. James. | their families. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH NICHOLAS 35 

i. Peter P., b. 25 Dec. 1824. (See no. 22.) 
ii. David P., b. 1 Jan. 1827. (See no. 24.) 
iii. Simeon Wilbur, b. 15 June, 1829; unm.; d. 1858. 
iv. John A., b. 30 June, 1833. (See no. 26.) 
v. James, b. 9 Dec. 1837. (See no. 28.) 
Nicholas Spore was a shoemaker by trade and resided at 
Amsterdam and Crane's Village. He d. 22 Aug. 1849. 
His widow, Ellen or Lany Spore, d. 185 1. 

22. Peter P. Spore, of Amsterdam, N. Y. (son of Nich- 
olas, 21), b. 25 Dec. 1824; m. 9 Dec. 1852, Permilla Mc- 
Master, and had children : 

i. Myron H., b. 31 Dec. 1853. (See no. 23.) 
ii. Anna H., b. 26 Sept. 1856; m. Frank B. Winslow, 
of Amsterdam, N. Y., and had : (1) Madison Winslow ; (2) 
Edith Adelle Winslow. Anna Spore Winslow d. 15 April, 
1888. 

iii. Mary Jane, b. Dec. 1859; d. 7 Feb. i860, 
iv. Lora, b. 11 Aug. 1862; d. 7 Oct. 1862. 
Peter P. Spore is a mechanic and resides in Amsterdam, 
New York. 

23. Myron H. Spore, of Amsterdam, N. Y. (son 01 
Peter P., 22), b. 31 Dec. 1853; m. 31 Dec. 1878, Ella 
Doulin and had children : 

i. Harry P., b. 5' April, 1880. 
ii. Raymond, b. 7 Jan. 1882 ; d. 8 Jan. 1883. 
iii. Frank W., b. 27 Oct. 1883. 
Myron H. Spore d. 28 May, 1885. 

24. David P. Spore, of Sharon, Wis. (son 01 Nicholas, 
21), b. 1 Jan. 1827 ; m. (1) 185 1, Marian Darby, and had 
children : 

i. Warren, b. 14 Oct. 1852. (See no. 25.) 

ii. Mary, b. ; m. Eugene Boughton and lives 

at Amsterdam, N. Y. 

David Spore m. (2) 14 March, i860, Rachel Lewis. He 



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36 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

is a carpenter and joiner and has lived at Sharon since 
[856. 

25. Warren Spore, of Pciro, Woodbury county, Iowa 
(son of David, 24), b. 14 Oct. 1852; m. 26 Jan. 1882, 
Kmma Jane Miller, and had children : 

i. Andrew David, b. 21 Oct. 1882. 

ii. Edna Aurilla, b. 22 Dec. 1884. 

iii. MYRON Leslie, b. 16 June, 1889; d. . 

iv. Warren, b. 28 Feb. 1891 ; d. . 

v. Elmer Raymond, b. 13 Aug. 1893. 
vi. Ina Pearl, b. 11 April, 1897. 
Warren Spore is a farmer at Peiro, Iowa. 

26. John A. Spore, of Schenectady, N. Y. (son of Nich- 
olas, 21), b. 30 June, 1833 ; m. (1) 20 Jan. 1858, Rebecca 
Graff, and had one son. 

i. Emanuel N., b. 26 Oct. 1858. (See no. 27.) 
He m. (2) 30 Jan. 1867, Jane E. Rinney and had children : 
ii. Helen Mariah, b. 30 Nov. 1867 ; m. 3 July, 1894, 
Rev. R. J. Hogan, of Bellevue, Schenectady county, N. Y. 
iii. Sarah Honettie, b. 11 Dec. 1870; m. 18 Dec. 
1 899, L. C. Brooks. 
John A. Spore is a machinist at Schenectady. 

27. Emanuel N. Spore, of Little Falls, N. Y. (son oijohn 
A., 26), b. 26 Oct. 1858; m. 14 June, 1882, Carrie E. 
Cooper, and had children : 

i. Jennie K., b. 26 Feb. 1885. 
ii. Florence M., b. 13 Dec. 1887. 
iii. John A., b. 23 June, 1S91. 
Emanuel N. Spore is superintendent of a knitting mill at 
Little Falls, N. Y. 

28. James Spore, of Amsterdam, N. Y. (son of Nich- 
olas, 21), b. 9 Dec. 1837; m. (1) Charlotte Quick, by 

whom he had three children all of whom are dead ; and (2) 
Mary Crane ; no children. 

James Spore is a machinist in Amsterdam. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 37 

29. Hugh M. Spore, of Preble, N. Y. (son of Nicholas, 20) 
b. 13 March, 1799 ; m. 20 Feb. 1828, Elizabeth Severson, 
and had children : 

i. Morris F., b. 17 March, 1832. (See no. 30.) 

ii. Abram S., b. 1833 ; d. 1861. 

iii. Myron H., b. 1836 ; d. 1896. 

iv. Alonzo C, b. 1840; d. 1879. 

Hugh M. Spoor was a shoemaker and afterwards a 
farmer. He d. , 1883. 

30. Morris F. Spore, of Preble, N. Y. (son of Hugh M., 
29), b. 17 March, 1832; m. 12 March, 1863, Ann Story; 
no children. Morris F. Spore is a carpenter and joiner at 
Preble. 



31. Johannes Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of 
[ohannis, 6), bapt. at Coxsackie, N. Y., 8 Oct. 1733; m. 
Catherina , and had children : 

i. Abraham, bapt. 27 July, 1761. (See no. 32.) 
ii. Jan Casper, bapt. 3 May, 1762, at Athens. 1 (See 
no. 48.) 

iii. Isak, bapt. 1764. (See no. 58.) 
iv. Willem, bapt. 1766. (See no. 75.) 
v. Jacob, bapt. 1769. 
Nothing further is known of this member of the family, 
except that he served in the Revolution. 

32. Abraham Spoor, 2 of Guilderland, N. Y. (son of 
Johannes, 31), b. 28 July, 1759; bapt. at Athens, 27 July, 
1761 ; m. 26 March, 1782, Maria Wells, of Coxsackie, and 
had children : 

i. Infant DAU.,b. 7 Dec. 1782; d. 13 Dec. 1782. 
ii. Rachel, b. 24 Dec. 1783 ; bapt. 1784 3 at Coxsackie ; 
d. 22 Oct. 1784. 

1 At this baptism Jan Casperson Halenbeck and Maretje were witnesses. 

2 In his family record in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. William 
Tigert, of Voorheesville, N. Y., the name is written Spoore. 

3 Johannes and Catherine Spoor, grandparents, were witnesses at this 
baptism. 



38 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iii. Catharine, b. 6 Aug. 1785; bapt 1785, at Cox- 
sackie: m. Ebenezer Fitch and removed to Wayne Co.. X. Y. 

iv. Mary, b. 5 March, 1788; in. Jacob Relyea, of Guil- 
derland, N. V. 

v. Jacoh, b. 29 Xov. 1790. (Sec no. 33.) 
vi. Hannah, b. 23 Jan. 1793; m. Peter Wormer, 0/ 
Guilderland, N. Y. 

vii. Joseph, b. 25 April, 1795. (Sec no. 42.) 
viii. Rachel, b. 24 Sept. 1796; m. John Van I loosen, 
of Guilderland, N. Y. 

ix. INFANT SON, b. 20 May, 1798; d. same day. 
x. WlLLIAM, b. 2 Sept. 1799; was married but had 
no family ; d. in early life. 

xi. John, b. 5 Oct. 1802. (Sec no. 47.) 
Abraham Spoor acquired land in Roosevelt's Purchase, 
Oswego Co., N. Y. lots nos. 8-13, in 1826 in the deed of 
which he is described as "of Coxsackie, Greene Co."; he 
further acquired property in 1 827 in the same county (Scriba's 
Patent), but retained his home in Guilderland whence he- 
had removed from Coxsackie, a little before the beginning 
of the last century. His sons Joseph, William and Johan- 
nis, are recorded among the early baptisms of the Guilder- 
land church. He d. 17 Dec. 1829; his wife d. 26 Jan. 
1 824. He was a soldier of the Revolution serving as private 
in the Eleventh Regiment under the command of Col. An- 
thony Van Bergen. 

t,^. Jacob Spoor, of Guilderland, N. Y. (son of Abraham, 
32), b. 29 Nov. 1790; m. 28 Dec. 1816, Hannah Smith 
(b. 23 Oct. 1794), daughter of Jonas Smith, of Guilderland, 
N. Y., and had children : 

i. Lucinha, b. 28 Sept. 1S17; m. William Tigert and 
is now living with her son, Thomas Tigert, at Yoorhees- 
ville, N. Y. 

ii. Abraham, b. 10 Oct. 1819; unm. ; d. at Guilder- 
land, N. Y. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 39 

iii. Jonas, b. 4 May, 1822. (See no. 34.) 

iv. Maria Ann, b. 13 Aug. 1824; m. Jacob Van 

Wagenen, of Guilderland, by whom she had six children, 

only one of whom is now living. 

v. John J., b. 9 May, 1827. (See no. 35.) 

vi. Jane, b. 5 June, 1830; unm.; d. . 

vii. Joseph, b. 27 April, 1833. (See no. 39.) 
Jacob Spoor was a farmer at Guilderland and Watervliet ; 

he d. Jan. 1882. 

34. Jonas Spoor, of Guilderland, N. Y. (son of Jacob, 
33), b. 4 May, 1822 ; m. 20 Nov. 1847, Margaret Ann 
Crouse, and had children, as follows : 

i. Nancy Eliza, b. 6 Aug. 1848; m. 25 Nov. 
1875, James N. Van Demark, and had one son, Egbert 
Lansing Van Demark, b. 17 Feb. 1879. Nancy Spoor 
Van Demark d. 11 April, 1891, at Cohoes, N. Y. 

ii. Abram, b. 21 July, 1850. (See no. 34a.) 

iii. Anna Maria, b. 21 July, 1852; m. 13 April, 
1885, George R. Wakefield, of Cohoes, N. Y. 

iv. Jane Ann, b. 10 July, 1854; m. 8 Jan. 1871, San- 
ford Williams, of Cohoes, N. Y., and has : (1) Minnie 
Williams, b. 11 Oct. 1871 ; d. 2 Jan., 1874; (2) Frank 
Williams, b. 16 May, 1873 ; (£)May Williams, b. 11 April, 
1875. 

v. Emma, b. 19 Oct. 1856; d. 12 April, 1877. 
vi. Alice, b. 27 Jan. 1859; resides at Cohoes, N. Y. 
vii. Melvin, b. 15 March, 1861 ; d. 8 July, 1883. 
viii. Frances, b. 15 June, 1866; m. 16 Dec. 1884, 
Walter Westover, of Cohoes, N. Y. 

ix. Charles, b. 19 Nov. 1870; in charge of knitting 
rooms, Cohoes, N. Y. 

Jonas Spoor was a farmer at Guilderland, N. Y. until 
1872 ; then resided in the town of Watervliet until his death 
which occurred 16 Oct. 1881. 



40 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

34a. Abram Spoor, of Cohoes, N. Y. (son of Jonas, 34), 
b. 21 July, 1850; m. 12 Oct. 1871, Maria Williams, and 
had children : 

i. Laura, b. 13 Sept. 1872. 
ii. Ada, b. 9 Nov. 1874; d. 8 April, 1879. 
iii. Jennie, b. 8 March, 1S77; m. 3 Nov. 1897, Charles 
Fonda, farmer at Cohoes, N. Y. 
iv. Edith, b. 12 Dec. 1879. 

v. Walter, b. 13 April, 1883; d. 12 Aug. 1883. 
vi. Earl, b. 26 Oct. 1890. 

Abram Spoor has resided at Guilderland and Watervliet 
and latterly at Cohoes. 

35. John J. Spoor, of Guilderland Centre, N. Y. (son 
of Jacob, 33), b. 9 May, 1826; m. 12 Oct. 1848, Anna 
Elisa Hallcnbeck, and had : 

i. Jacob J., b. 12 Aug. 1849. (See no. 36.) 
ii. Isaac Hallenbeck, b. 20 Nov. 185 1. (See no. 38.) 
iii. Agnes Augusta, b. 18 Oct. 1854; d. 10 April, 
1858. 

iv. John Benham, b. 16 Jan. 1858; d. 25 May, 1858. 
v. Agnes Augusta, b. 25 Jan. 1861 ; m. — Fryer, 
of Meadowdale, N. Y. 

vi. Anna Morgan, b. 18 June, 1866; m. — Hurst, 
of Guilderland Centre. 

vii. Margaretta, b. 10 Sept. 1877; m. — Pang- 
born, of Schenectady, N. Y. 

John J. Spoor is a retired farmer and lives in the village 
of Guilderland Centre, N. Y. 

36. Jacob J. Spoor, of Lisha's Kill, Albany county, N. Y. 
(son of John /., 35), b. 12 Aug. 1849 ; m. 17 June, 1874, 
Alida M. Van Vranken, and had children : 

i. Van Vranken, b. 24 June, 1875. (See no. 37.) 

ii. Lloyd E., b. 26 Oct. 1879. 

iii. Arrietta May, b. 9 Sept. 1888. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 41 

Jacob J. Spoor is a farmer not far from one of the earliest 
settlements of the family. 

37. Van Vranken Spoor, of Lisha's Kill, N. Y. (son 
of Jacob J., 36), b. 24 June, 1875 ; m. 6 Oct. 1897, Lettie 
May Lasher, and had children : 

i. Lloyd Irving, b. 31 Dec. 1898. 
ii. Melpha, b. 5 Nov. 1900. 
Van Vranken Spoor is a farmer at Lisha's Kill. 

38. Isaac Hallenbeck Spoor, of Schenectady, N. Y. 
(son of John J., 35), b. 20 Nov. 185 1 ; m. 15 Sept. 1881, 
Jane Ann Hallenbeck and had children : 

i. Lulu B., b. 9 June, 1882. 
ii. Anna Elisa, b. 7 June, 1884. 
Isaac H. Spoor is a real estate contractor and has lived in 
Guilderland, Niskayuna, Newtonville, and Savannah, New 
York. 

39. Joseph Spoor, of Guilderland Centre, New York 
(son of Jacob, 33), b. 27 April, 1833; m. 29 Feb. i860, 
Jane Ann Van Arnam, and had children : 

i. Henry Van Arnam, b. 3 1 Aug. 1863. (See no. 40.) 
ii. William, b. 20 Oct. 1869. (See no. 41.) 
Joseph Spoor is a prosperous farmer in Guilderland. 

40. Henry Van Arnam Spoor, of Voorheesville, New 
York (son of Joseph, 39), b. 31 Aug. 1863; M. 17 Oct. 
1883, Mary Ann Archibald. Is a merchant at Voorhees- 
ville. 

41. William Spoor, of Guilderland, New York (son 01 
Joseph, 39), b. 20 Oct. 1869; m. 8 Jan. 1891, Orcelia 
Young, and has children : 

i. Florence, b. 16 Sept. 1892. 
ii. Nellie, b. 29 Oct. 1893. 
William Spoor is a farmer and lives with his father at 
Guilderland. 



42 si'ooR I win v in AMERICA 

42. Joseph Spoor, of Fulton, X. Y. (son of Abraham, 
32), b. 25 April, 1795; ni. 11 Feb. 1815, Margaret Van 
Wormer (b. 28 Feb. 1799). an ^ had children: 

i. Peter, b. 19 Aug. 1818; d. [6 March, 1836. 
ii. Abraham, b. 8 March, 1820; d. May, [892. 
iii. Cornelius Van Wormer, b. 18 Nov. 1S22. (Sec 
no. 43.) 

iv. Maria, b. 3 July, 1826. 
v. David, b. 6 Feb. 1830; d. in Washington. 
vi. Susannah, b. 9 Dec. 1832; in. Martin J. Gum, 
of St. Paul, Minn., and had : (1) Victoria Marie C/uw,b. 1 1 
Nov. i860 (m. Bateman); d. 8 Nov. 1898; (2) A'. Maude 
Clum, b. 4 Aug. 1864; (3) Kitt May Clum, b. 7 Nov. 
1866; (4) Julia Edna Clum, b. 8 Jan. 1868 (m. Johnson); 
(5) OrvillJ. Chun, b. 15 Dec. 1870. 

vii. Jacob, b. 24 Feb. 1836; d. 9 April, 1862. 
viii. Francis Frederic, b. 1 Sept. 1839. 
ix. Eliza Ann, b. 2 April, 1844. 

Joseph Spoor was a farmer at Fulton, N. Y., and d. , 

at that place. 

43. Cornelius Van Wormer Spoor, of Aurora, Wis. (son 
of Joseph, 42), b. 18 Nov. 1822 ; m. 1 Nov. 1848, Charity 
Phidelia Huntsinger, and had children : 

i. Kirki.and, b. 6 Jan. 1849. (Sec no. 44.) 
ii. Newcomb, b. 27 March, 1852. (See no. 45.) 
iii. Herbert, b. 3 Dec. 1854. (See no. 46.) 
iv. Martha Ann, b. 17 March, 1856 ; m. 28 Feb. 1878, 
James M. Tusten, o. Argusville, N. Dak., and had : (1) 
Mabel Estelle Tusten, b. 1 Oct. 1881 ; (2) Edna May 
Tusten, b. 1 Jan. 1884. 

v. Em, b. 4 Oct. 1 86 1 ; m. 20 Feb. 1884, Frank A. 
Whiting, of Ripon, Wis., and had Florence S. Whiting, b. 
9 Feb. 1898. 

Cornelius Van Warmer Spoor has been a farmer at Aurora, 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 43 

Waushara county, Wisconsin, since 1852 ; he was a soldier 
during the Civil War in the 6th Wis. Reg't. 

44. Kirkland Spoor, of Oshkosh, Wis. (son of Cornelius 
V., 43), b. 6 Jan. 1850; m. 1 1 April, 1874, Harriets. Simp- 
son, and had children : 

i. Leone, b. 22 May, 1877. 
ii. Kirk, b. 5 Dec. 1882. 
iii. Neale, b. 25 May, 1884. 
Kirkland Spoor is a graduate of Oshkosh Normal School ; 
has been superintendent of schools, Gladstone, Mich., and 
is at present ( 1 900) principal of Dale School, Oshkosh, Wis. 

45. Newcomb Spoor, of Aurora, Waushara county, Wis. 
(son of Cornelius V., 43), b. 27 March, 1852 ; m. 20 Dec. 
1878, Jennie Sherman ; no children ; is a farmer at Aurora. 

46. Herbert Spoor, of Berlin, Wis. (son of Cornelius V., 
43), b. 3 Dec. 1854; m. 7 Feb. 1883, Lizzie Bohren, and 
had children : 

i. Ivan, b. 15 Aug. 1887. 
ii. Robert, b., 18 June, 1893. 
Herbert Spoor is a machinist at Berlin. 

47. John Spoor, of Savannah, N. Y. (son of Abraham, 

32), b. 5 Oct. 1802; m. , removed to Savannah, N. 

Y., and had three sons and perhaps other children. 

These are still living in Savannah, but no records have 
been furnished. 

48. Jan Caspar Spoor, of East Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., 
N. Y. (son of Johannes, 31), bapt. 3 May, 1762, at Athens; 
m. at Coxsackie, N. Y., Christeyntje Hoos, and had children : 

i. Mareytje ( = Maria), bapt. at Coxsackie, N. Y., 
1790; m. 13 June, 181 3, Philip Lampman, of that place. 

ii. Cornelia, bapt. at Coxsackie, 1792 ; m. — Beach. 

iii. Eva, bapt. at Coxsackie, 1793 ; m. David Guernsey. 

iv. Catherine, b. 4 Oct. 1799; bapt. 10 Nov. 1799, 
at Middleburgh. 



44 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

v. Christina, b. 8 Dec. 1804; m. William Hough- 
kirk, of East Coblcskill, N. V., and had : {l) James Hough- 

kirk, b. 7 Jan. 1833, unm.; (2) John Jloughkirk, b. 5 Nov. 

^36 ; (3) Alida Houghkirk, b. , d. . Christina 

Spoor Houghkirk d. 19 Dec. 1865. 

vi. Matthew, b. . 

vii. John, b. . 

viii. Aaron, b. 16 Sept. 1798. (See no. 49.) 
Jan Caspar Spoor m. (2) Elizabeth Palmatier, and had : 
be Jacob, b. 12 Sept. 1806. (See no. 52.) 

x. Isaac, b. . 

xi. Peter, b. . 

xii. Michael, b. . 

xiii. Olive, b. ; m. — Reynolds ; lived and died in 

Otsego county near Oneonta. 

xiv. Margaret, b. ; m. Peter Herron. 

xv. Elizabeth, b. ; m. John McDonald. 

Further information about this family is wanting ; Jan 
Caspar Spoor d. about 1845, and is buried with his two wives 
on the place where he originally settled in Schoharie county. 

49. Aaron Spoor, of Patria, Schoharie Co., N. Y., farmer 
(son of Jan Caspar, 48), b. 16 Sept. 1798 ; bapt. as Arent, 
28 Oct. 1798, at Middleburgh; m. 18 Dec. 1823, Lucinda 
Guernsey, and had children : 

i. John, b. 9 Aug. 1825 ; enlisted in 1S62 in the 
War of the Rebellion and not heard from since. 

ii. Elisha, b. 10 Dec. 1826; d. 13 June, 1827. 
iii. David G., b. 24 March, 1828. (See no. 50.) 
iv. Harriet, D., b. 13 May, 1830; d. 19 Feb. 1868. 
v. James, b. 16 Jan. 1832; d. 24 Jan. 1857. 
vi. Alvira, b. 4 April, 1835 ; d. 18 Dec. 1872. 
vii. LUCY M., b. 13 July, 1843 ! d - 8 May, 1 88 1. 
viii. Susan, b. 7 Jan. 1846; d. 11 Aug. i860. 
Aaron Spoor lived at East Coblcskill until 1841, when 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 45 

he removed to Patria where he d. 31 Aug. 1864; his 
widow d. 24 Nov. 1897. 

50. David G. Spoor, of Esperance, N. Y. (son of Aaron, 
49), b. 24 March, 1828 ; m. 1 Jan. 185 1, Lucy Brazee, and 
had children : 

i. Philo Avery, b. 21 Sept. 1S51; d. 9 Sept. 1853. 

ii. Ida May, b. 12 Oct. 1853 ; m - I 7 Nov. 1870, 
William W. Chase, now of Amsterdam, N. Y., and had : (1) 
Ella E. Chase, b. 16 May, 1872; d. 13 Aug. 1875; (2) 
Willie F. Chase, b. 25 Aug. 1876; (3) Bertie E. Chase, b. 
10 Sept. 1 88 1 ; (4) Freddie Gould Chase, b. 15 Nov. 1895. 

iii. Charles Wesley, b. 17 Nov. 1856. (See no. 51.) 

iv. Josephine H., b. 10 Nov. 1864; m. 2 May, 1883, 
Rev. John C. Fisher, of Central Bridge, N. Y., and had chil- 
dren : (1) Leo Scott Fisher, b. 9 Feb. 1885 ; (2) Florence L. 
Fisher, b. 24 Jan. 1888; (3) Vincent Earl Fisher, b. 20 
Jan. 1 89 1 ; d. 1 1 Feb. 1893 ; (4) Ida Matilda Fisher, b. 2 
June, 1894; d. 11 Aug. 1894. 

v. Avery John, b. 29 Aug. 1873; unm. ; resides at 
Amsterdam, N, Y. 

David G. Spoor is a mechanic ; he has resided at Duanes- 
burgh, 1855-1864; Fort Hunter, 1864-5; Patria, 1865- 
1887, and Esperance, since 1887. 

51. Charles W. Spoor, of Fultonham, Schoharie Co., 
N. Y. (son of David G., 50), b. 17 Nov. 1856; m. 17 Nov. 
1886, Carrie E. Hamlin. 

Is a farmer and cooper at Fultonham. 

52. Jacob Spoor, of East Cobleskill, N. Y. (son of Jan 
Caspar, 48), b. 12 Sept. 1806; m. Nancy Cater, and had 
children : 

i. Lysander, b. 11 Oct. 1837. (See no. 53.) 

ii. Michael, b. 25 March, 1840. (See no. 55.) 

iii. David, b. 22 Dec. 1843; unm; d. 1874. 

iv. Marcelus, b. 4 June, 1845. (See no. 56.) 

v. Harvey, b. 29 May, 1848. (See no. 57.) 



46 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Jacob Spoor was a farmer ; he d. I S7 5. 

53. Lysander Spoor, of Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., N. 
V. (son of Jacob, 52), b. I I Oct. 1837 ; m. 15 Dec. 1 869, 
Martha Lockwood, and had one son : 

FRANK, b. 10 Aug. 1S71. (See no. 54.) 
Lysander Spoor d. June, 1S95. 

54. Frank Spoor, of Middleburgh, N. Y. (son of Lysan- 
der, 53), b. 10 Aug. 1 87 1 ; m. 22 June, 1897, Amelia 
Smith. Is a farmer at Middleburgh. 

55. Michael Spoor, of East Cobleskill, N. Y. (son ot 

Jacob, 52), b. 25 March, 1840 ; m. , and had one 

daughter : 

Mary, b. 3 March, i860; m. 24 Dec. 1880, Henry 
Chriss, and lives in Middleburgh, N. Y. 

Michael Spoor entered the Civil War in the 16th New 
York Cavalry in 1863 and died in Andersonville Prison. 

56. Marcelus Spoor, of Middleburgh, Schoharie county, 
New York (son of Jacob, 52), b. 4 June, 1845 J m - 1866, 
Maria Duell, and had children : 

i. Carry, b. 9 May, 1868 ; m. 1897, — Doty, 
ii. Alice, b. 15 Feb. 1872; m. 1S90, — Shoe- 
maker. 

iii. Jacob, b. 17 Aug. 1877. 
iv. Elsie, b. 17 Nov. 1880. 
v. Gertrude, b. 1 1 May, 1 884. 
vi. Edith, b. 12 Aug. 1889. 
vii. Raswell, b. 7 Sept. 1892. 

Marcelus Spoor served in the Civil War, enlisting 30 
Aug. 1862, in Co. I, 134th N. Y. Vol., at the age of seven- 
teen ; after several attacks of fever returned home on a sick 
furlough. He is now a farmer at Middleburgh, N. Y. 

57. Harvey Spoor, of Middleburgh, Schoharie county, 
N. Y. (son of Jacob, 52), b. 29 May, 1848; m. 18 April, 
. Mary Lockwood, and had : 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 47 

i. Bert, b. 6 July, 1874. 

ii. Lizzie, b. 10 March, 1883. 

iii. Harvey, b. 10 Dec. 1886. 

iv. William, b. 24 July, 1887. 

v. Maggie, b. 14 Feb. 1891. 

vi. Edward, b. 22 May, 1893. 

Harvey Spoor was a farmer; he d. 30 Sept. 1899; his 
family reside at Middleburgh. 



In the Civil War records of Schoharie county, N. Y., oc- 
cur the following : 

John C. Spoor, age 34, Co. I, 134th Regt, from Fulton. 
Enlisted 28 Aug. 1862; discharged 5 June, 1864. 

Wesley Spore, age 28, Co. B, 86th Regt., from Jefferson. 
Enlisted 1861 ; discharged, 3 March, 1862. Said to have 
lived afterwards at Oneonta, N. Y. 

The above are probably descendants of Jan Caspar Spoor 
(no. 48) but no further trace has been found of them. 



58. Isak Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Johannes, 
31), bapt. at Coxsackie, 1764; m. (1) Christina Collier, and 
had children : 

i. John, b. 21 Sept. 1785. (See no. 59.) 
ii. Christina, b. 1787*; m. William Casper Hallenbeck, 
of Athens, N. Y.; d. 1859. 

Isak Spoor m. (2) Jannitje Outt and had : 
iii. Petris, b. 1792 ; bapt. 1794. 2 (See no. 67.) 
iv. Matthew, 1 b. Feb. 1796. 2 (See no. 71.) 
v. Cornelia, bapt. 1792 2 ; m. Garrett Tolley. 
vi. Magdalene, b. 27 April, 1798 2 ; d. 1882. 
Isak Spoor was a farmer at Coxsackie. He d. Feb., 1828. 

59. John Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Isak, 58), 

1 Matthias according to church records. 

2 These baptisms were at Coxsackie. 



48 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

b. 21 Sept. 1785 ; bapt. Oct. 1785, at Catskill ; m. 21 May, 

1805, Hannah Lampman, and had children: 

1. MARY, b. April, 1808; m. 23 June, 1825, Oliver T. 

Van Valin, afterward of Cortland, N. Y.; no family. 

ii. Christina, b. 1 March, 1S11 ; m. 28 April, 1830, 
John Cutter, of Coxsackic ; d. 27, May, i 87 5. 

iii. A<;nks, b. July, 1S13; m. 26 Sept. 1833, John H. 
Hiseerd. 

iv. Isaac, b. 5 Feb. 18 17. (See no. 60.) 

v. Catharine, b. 7 July, 1819 ; m. 30 Oct. 1838, Aaron 
Hallenbeck, of Athens, N. Y.; d. 20 Jan. 1883. 

vi. John Henry, b. 19 June, 1827; d. 24 June, 1876. 
(See no. 66.) 

John Spoor was a farmer at Coxsackie ; he was captain 
in the War of 181 2; he d. 5 March, 1859. 

60. Isaac Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of JoJui, 59), 
b. 5 Feb. 1 8 17 ; m. 7 Oct. 1840, Rebecca Van Schaack, and 
had children : 

i. John I., b. 3 July, 1841. (See no. 61.) 
ii. Catharine E., b. 28 May, 1844; m. 7 Dec. 1865, 
David Jaycox, of Coxsackie, N. Y. 

iii. George V. S., b. 8 Oct. 1846. (See no. 62.) 
iv. Anna C, b. 30 Jan. 1849; teacher; Coxsackie, 
N. Y. 

v. I. Newton, b. 29 July, 1851. (See no. 63.) 
vi. Mary E., b. 6 Jan. 1856 ; m. 16 March, 1887, Luman 
Roberts, of Coxsackie, N. Y., and had Rebecca Van Schaack 
Roberts, b. 8 Feb. 1892. 

vii. Irving, b. 10 March, 1858. (See no. 64.) 
viii. William, b. 22 Oct. i860. (See no. 65.) 
Isaac Spoor was a farmer at Coxsackie. He d. 27 Dec. 
1876. l 

1 His daughter, Miss Anna C. Spoor, of Coxsackie, has in her possession 
several very interesting relics of Dutch origin, among them a remarkable table. 
She has greatly assisted in the preparation of the records of the Coxsackie 
branch of the family. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 49 

61. John I. Spoor, of Philmont, N. Y. (son of Isaac, 
60), b. 3 July 1 84 1 ; m. 1865, Charlotte Jay cox, of Dor- 
mans ville, N. Y., and had children : 

i. Charles L., b. 22 June 1868. (See no. 61a.) 
ii. Edna R., b. 25 Jan. 1874; m. Will Richardson, of 
Philmont, N. Y., and has one son. 

iii. Ernest I., b. 13 June 1876. (See no. 61b.) 
John I. Spoor served three years in the Civil War, hold- 
ing the rank of captain during the last year of service. 
Has also served as justice of the peace at Coxsackie. He is 
now living at Philmont, Columbia county. 

6 1 a. Charles L. Spoor, of Philmont, N. Y. (son oi John 
I, 61), b. 22 June 1868 ; m. 22 Oct. 1890, Carrie M. Wil- 
kerson, and has children as follows : 

i. John Franklin, b. 9 March 1892. 
ii. Ruth Leora, b. 19 Dec. 1894. 
iii. Marrion Rebecca, b. 14 Nov. 1896. 
Charles L. Spoor is a printer at Philmont. 

6 ib. Ernest I. Spoor, of Philmont, N. Y. (son of John I, 
61), b. 13 June 1896; m. 30 June 1900, Mary T. Foland. 

62. George V. S. Spoor, of Stuyvesant, N Y. (son of 
Isaac, 66), b. 8 Oct. 1846; m. 17 March 1872, Anna 
McAllaster, and had one child who died young. 

George V. S. Spoor, d. 26 Feb. 1 890, at Ozone Park. 
His widow resides at Ozone Park, N. Y. 

63. I. Newton Spoor, of Coeymans, N. Y. (son of Isaac, 
60), b. 29 July 185 1 ; m. 26 March 1873, Fannie R. Van 
Loan, and had children : 

i. Fannie A., b. 19 Dec. 1873; d. May 1881. 

ii. Lewis N., b. 4 Aug. 1876; d. July 1877. 

iii. Alice May, b. 5 April 1878 ; d. Jan. 1888. 

iv. Chancy F., b. 15 March 1882; d. Sept. 1882. 

v. I. Newton, b. 9 June 1886. 

vi. Rebecca F., b. 28 Feb., 1889; d. Aug. 1889. 



50 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

vii. William, b. 7 July 1893 ; d. Aug. 1893. 
I. Newton Spoor is an engineer at Coeymans where he 
has resided since 1880. 

64. Irving' Spoor, of New York City (son of Isaac, 60), 
b. 10 March 1858 ; m. 4 Jan. 1888, Kate Rodgcrs Decker, 
and had children : 

i. Marjorie Emily, b. 1 Feb. 1889. 
ii. Alice May, b. 6 Aug. 1890. 
Irving Spoor is an engineer ; resided at Coxsackie until 
1888 ; since then in New York City. 

65. William Spoor, of New York City (son of Isaac, 
60), b. 22 Oct. i860, at Coxsackie, N. Y.; m. 31 Dec. 
1898, Elizabeth A. Brown, and has children : 

i. Frances Rebecca, b. 29 Oct. 1899. 
ii. George Van Schaack, b. 23 Dec. 1900. 
William Spoor is an engineer in New York City, where 
he has resided since 1884. 

66. John Henry Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of 
John, 59), b. 19 June 1827; m. 4 Nov. 1844, Elizabeth 
Hallenbeck, and had children : 

i. Charles Henry, b. 1846 ; d. 1S63. 
ii. Catharine I., b. 13 July 1854; m. 15 May 1S89, 
Porter Higgins, ofSpencertown, N. Y., and had : (i)Anna E. 
Higgins ; (2) Mabel Spoor Higgins, and (3) Abncr J. Hig- 
gins. 

John H. Spoor was a farmer at Coxsackie. 

67. Petris (or Peter) Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son 
of Isak, 58), b. 1792 ; bapt. 1794 at Coxsackie; m. 27 Jan. 
18 16, Eve Van Hoesen, and had children : 

i. Jane, b. 2 May 18 19 ; m. Isaac Hallenbeck, and had 
five children ; d. Feb. 1876. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 14 Aug. 1821 ; m. Isaac Van Schaack, 
and had one son. 

iii. Isaac P., b. 10 Sept. 1822. (See no. 6S.) 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 5 I 

iv. Rachel, b. 14 March 1825 ; m. George Bomus, and 
had four children. 

v. Mary A., b. 13 Sept. 1827; m. Aaron G. Van 
Schaack, and had three sons. 

vi. Henrietta, b. 7 Aug. 1830 ; m. Jerry Gay, and had 
five children. 

vii. Angeline, b. 12 March 1832; m. Jacob Provost, 
and had three children; d. March 1874. 

viii. Abram F., b. 5 March 1835. (See no. 70.) 
ix. Helena, b. 17 Oct. 1841 ; m. Edward Van Woert, 
and had four sons. 

Peter Spoor d. 1863; his widow d. 1873. 

68. Isaac P. Spoor, of West Coxsackie, N. Y. (son ot 
Peter, 67), b. 10 Sept. 1822, m. 25 Dec. 1850, Alida 
Catharine Spoor (dau. ot Richard, 101), and had : 

i. Peter, b. 26 Jan. 1852; d. 10 March 1852. 
ii. Richard H., b. 9 Sept. 1853. 
iii. Evalena, b. 17 April 1856. 
iv. Maria, b. 3 Oct. 1858. 
v. Elmer B., b. 23 March 1861. 
vi. Burton C, b. 30 Oct. 1863 ; d. 25 Nov. 1890. 
vii. William A., b. 7 Jan. 1866. (See no. 69.) 
viii. Lizzie, b. 19 April 1868. 

ix. Arthur J., b. 22 June 1871 ; lives at West Cox- 
sackie, N. Y. 

x. Flora I., b. 21 Aug. 1873. 
Isaac P. Spoor is a farmer at West Coxsackie. He re- 
sided at Athens, 1 860-1 877. 

69. William A. Spoor, of New York City (son of Isaac 

P., 68), b. 7 Jan. 1866; m. Mary (b. 8 Sept. 1864), 

and had children : 

i. LeRoy, b. 12 March 1888. 

ii. Bessie, b. 13 Oct. 1892. 

iii. Jennie, b. 31 Aug. 1894. 

iv. Jessie, b. 20 Jan. 1896. 



; 2 SPOOR FAM I LY J N A M 1 K ! C A 

70. Abram F. Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of PeUr t 

67), b. 5 March 1835 ; m. Josephine 1 lallcnbeck, and 

had five children : 

i. EMMA, 1>. ; m. Van Note, of Reading, Pa. 

ii. WlCKS B., b. ; m. Alice Hallenbeck ; is a pilot 

at Athens, N. Y. 

iii. Hubert C. 

iv. Satie, b. ; m. William Newbury, of Coxsackie. 

v. Katie, b. ; m. William Townsend, of Cox- 
sackie. 

7 1 . Matthew Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son o\ Isak\ 
58), b. Feb. 1796 ; bapt. at Coxsackie (as Matthias), 1796; 
m. 1 8 18, Catharine Hallenbeck, and had children : 

i. Jane Ann, b. 11 Dec. 1819; m. 2S Feb. 1838, 
Abraham C. Spoor. (See no. 80.) 

ii. Casper M., b. 15 Aug. 1821. (See no. 72.) 
iii. Cornelia, b. 8 March 1823; m. Jacob Wells, and 
had three daughters ; d. May, 1 884. 

iv. Anna Maria, b. 7 Sept. 1825 ; m. Isaac M. Hallen- 
beck, and had five children ; she d. 10 Jan. 1869. 

v. Christina, b. 23 Oct. 1827 ; d. at Coxsackie, N. 
Y., 7 Jan. 1895. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 1 Sept. 1829; m. Alfred Clough, and 
had one daughter. 

vii. Isaac M., b. 24 Sept. 1831 ; resided at Coxsackie, 
N. Y. ; unm.; d. 23 Oct. 1897. 

viii. Peter M., b. 25 Jan. 1835. (See no. 73.) 
ix. William V. B., b. 31 Oct. 1839. (See no. 74.) 
x. Helen, b. 23 Oct. 1843 ! ni - Thomas J. Hotaling, 
of New York City ; d. 24 Sept. 1892. 
Matthew Spoor d. . 

72. Casper M. Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Mat- 
thew, 71), b. 15 Aug. 1821 ; m. 27 March 1844, Margaret 
Ann Wells, and had children : 



COXSACKIE BRANCH JOHANNES 53 

i. Henry, b. 23 Aug. 1847; lives at Coeyman's Hol- 
low, N. Y. 

ii. Jane Louisa, b. 5 Jan. 1850; m. Warren I. Hallen- 
beck, of Coxsackie. 

iii. Katie A., b. 23 Dec. 1856; dressmaker at Athens, 
N. Y., where she has resided with her mother since 1888. 

iv. Mary Frances, b. 25 Oct. 1859; m - Edward N. 
Van Wert. 

v. Curtis I., b. 9 March 1862; m. Minnie Jansen ; 
lives at Coxsackie, N. Y. 

Casper M. Spoor was a farmer in the town of Coxsackie, 
where he d. 1 Feb. 1887. 

7^. Peter M. Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Matthew, 
71), b. 25 Jan. 1835 ; m. Christina Collier; is a farmer at 
Coxsackie. 

74. William V. B. Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of 
Matthew, 71), b. 31 Oct. 1839; m. Jane Van Hoesen, and 
had children : 

i. Van Hoosen, b. , resides in Coxsackie. 

ii. Sandford Haviland, b. , resides in Coxsackie. 

William V. B. Spoor is in business in Coxsackie, N. Y. 



75. Willem Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (?) (son of Johan- 
nes, 31), bapt. at Coxsackie, 1766; m. Eva , and had 

children : 

i. Rachel, bapt. 1789; unm. 
ii. Isak, bapt. 1792. 
iii. Abraham, bapt. 1794. 
The above entries were found on the Coxsackie church 
record. 

iv. David, b. 27 June 18 10. (See no. 75a.) 
Willem Spoor is reported to have settled in the Helder- 
berg Hills, Albany Co., N. Y. Members of one branch of 
his family were discovered while this record was in type and 



54 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

a part of the family is here given. It is believed that there 
were ether brothers besides the ones above recorded. 

75a. David Spore, of Florence, Ohio (son of William, 
75), b. 27 June 1809; m. 5 July 1830, Lucy Pratt, and 
had children : 

i. Phebe Ann, b. 21 Aug. 1831 ; d. 22 Aug. 1 S73. 

ii. Isaac, b. 20 Aug. 1833. (See no. 75b.) 

iii. Adelia, b. 8 Jan. 1837 ; m. W. II. Jefferson, of 
Florence, Ohio. 

iv. MARY, b. 7 March 1839; d. — Oct. 1S42. 
v. Sarah Amelia, b. 22 May 1842; m. J. II. Clark, 
of Columbia City, Ind. 

vi. Hannah Maria, b. 5 April 1844; m. Baxter Tuller, 
of Berlin Heights, Ohio. 

vii. Ida M., b. 23 July 1846 ; m. J. C. Wigent, of Co- 
lumbia City, Ind. 

viii. Lettie, b. 27 Jan. 1849; m - William Ailing, of 
Dunkirk, N. Y. 

ix. Warren D., b. 14 Oct. 1850. (See no. 75c.) 

x. Lucy Bell, b. 4 May 1853 ; m. George Hayse, of 
Florence, Erie Co., Ohio. 

xi. Moretta, b. 25 Dec. 1855 ; d. 9 Feb. 1858. 
David Spore was a stonemason living in Albany county, 
N. Y., until 1852 or 1853, when he removed to Erie county, 
Ohio, where he d. 6 Aug. 1866. He was First Lieutenant 
of the 6th Horse Artillery of New York, and his commis- 
sion signed by Gov. W. L. Marcy, is in the possession of 
his son (no. 75c.) 

75b. Isaac Spore, of Florence, Ohio (son of David, 
75a), b. 20 Aug. 1833 ; m. Elizabeth Judson, and had three 

sons and two daughters. He d. ; his widow resides 

at Florence. 

75c. Warren D. Spore, of La Porte, Ind. (son of David, 
75a), b. 14 Oct. 1850, in Albany county, N. Y. ; m. 2 June 
1871, Lahmyan Miller, and has one son: 



COXSACKIE BRANCH CORNELIS 55 

William Winfield, b. 14 Dec. 1878. 

Warren D. Spore is agent of the United States Express 
Company at La Porte since 1887, having resided at Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 1868- 1882 and Grand Rapids, Mich. 1882- 
1887. 



76. Cornelis Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Johan- 
nis, 6), b. 1736; m. 6 May, 1762, Lea Van Hoesen, and 
had children : 

i. Eva, b. 30 Oct. 1763 l ; bapt. at Athens, 1763 ; m. 
John Van Buskirk ; removed to Tully, N. Y., about 1822; 
had children : (1) Lawrence Van Buskirk ; (2) Cornelius Van 
Buskirk; (3) Isaac Van Buskirk; (4) Susan Van Buskirk ; 
m. (1) — White, (2) — Van Denburg ; (5) Mary Van 
Buskirk, m. Abram A. Hollenbeck ; (6) Leah Van Buskirk ; 
m. John Out; (7) John Van Buskirk (De Ruyter, N. Y.). 
All the members of this family lived in central New 
York where some of their descendants still reside, 

ii. Maria, b. 27 Sept. 1764; bapt. at Athens as 
Maretje ; m. — Reynolds. 

iii. Annaetje ( == Hannah), b. 9 Nov. 1 766 ; bapt. at Cat- 
skill ; m. Johannes Colyer, of Coxsackie, and had : (1) Lea 
Colyer, bapt. 15 June, 1796 2 ; m. Richard Van Denburg; 
(2) Christina Colyer, bapt. 28 Aug. 1798 2 ; d. young; (3) 
Christina Colyer, bapt. 3 Aug. 1800 2 ; unm. ; (4) Casper 
Colyer, bapt. 22 July, 1807 2 ; unm. (Preble, N. Y.) ; (5) 
Isaac Colyer, b. ; (6) Sarah Colyer, b. ; m. Ben- 
jamin Barker ; (7) Cornelius Colyer, b. . The de- 
scendants of this family lived at Preble, Cortland county, 
N. Y. Hannah Spoor Colyer d. 1 Feb.' 1824. 

iv. Caspar, b. 8 Jan. 1769. (See no. 77.) 
v. Johannes, b, 3 Feb. 1770. (See no. 81.) 

1 Another record gives this 30 Dec. 1762. 

2 These baptisms are from the church record at Coxsackie. 



; . SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

vi. Rachel, b. 13 March, 1774; m. 25 Dec. 1798, 
Francis Van Hoesen ; a son is recorded at Athens, N. V., 
as born 27 Aug. 1794 (bapt. 3 Sept. as Jacob Janscn). 

vii. Isak, b. 2 Nov. 1776. Nothing further is known 
of him ; he is possibly the same as Isaac, no. 217. 

viii. ELIZABETH, b. 26 July, 1779; bapt. at Coxsackie ; 
m. — Ilallcnbeck ; d. 9 Aug. 1845. 

ix. Leah, b. 12 April, 17S1 ; bapt. at Coxsackie, 1782; 
m. 20 Feb. 1820, Isaac H. Hallenbeck ; d. 25 Aug. 1845. 
x. Elsje, b. 9 Oct. 1785 ; bapt. at Catskill ; unm. 
Nothing further is known of Cornelis Spoor. 
yj. Caspar Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Cor- 
nelis, 76), b. 8 Jan. 1769; m. 28 Feb. 1799, Elizabeth 1 
Provost, and had : 

i. Lea, bapt. 27 July, 1801, at Catskill. 
ii. Cornelius, b. 18 June, 1805. (See no. 78.) 
iii. Jane, b. 29 April, 1808. 

iv. Abraham C, b. 22 March, 18 10. (See no. 80.) 
v. Elsie, b. 20 March, 18 13. 
vi. Lucretia, b. 18 May, 1822. 

vii. Catherine, b. . 

viii. John R., b. . 

Nothing further is known of Caspar Spoor. 
78. Cornelius Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Cas- 
par, 77), b. 18 June, 1805; m. 16 June, 1831, Margaret 
Hallenbeck, and had children : 

i. Caspar, b. 18 Nov. 1832. (See no. 79.) 
ii. Eliza, b. 4 Oct. 1834. 
iii. John, b. 23 June, 1836. 
iv. Abram, b. 3 Sept. 1838. 
v. Helen, b. 29 July, 1840. 
vi. Martin, b. 23 Oct. 1842. 
vii. Marshall, b. 10 Oct. 1847. 
viii. Charles E., b. 23 July, 1850. 

1 At the birth of her first son she is recorded at Catskill as Rebecca. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH CORNELIS 57 

be. George, b. 18 July, 1853. 
Cornelius Spoor d. 30 Oct. 1869. 

79. Caspar Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Cor- 
nelius, 78), b. 18 Nov. 1832; m. 23 Dec. i860, Catharine 
Armstrong, and had children : 

i. Helen Merinda, b. 12 Dec. 1861 ; m. Timothy 
Hollister, of Coxsackie, N. Y. 

ii. Frank J., b. 27 March, 1864; resides at Coxsackie, 
N. Y. 

iii. Catherine Gertrude, b. 28 April, 1868 ; resides at 
Coxsackie, N. Y. 

iv. Grace Anna, b. 13 Feb. 1870 ; resides at Coxsackie, 
N. Y. 

Caspar Spoor d. at Coxsackie, 1 900. 

80. Abraham C. Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of 
Caspar, 77), b. 22 March, 1810; m. 28 Feb. 1836, Jane A. 
Spoor (daughter of Mathew, 71), and had eight children : 

i. Rebecca J., b. ; m. Moses Wolf. 

ii. Casper, b. ; unm. 

iii. Mary Catherine, b. ; m. Isaac Van Loan, of 

Athens, N. Y.; d. . 

iv. Cornelia, b. ; m. (1) John Davenport, and 

had a son, Matthew Davenport ; m. (2) Thomas Murgitt- 
royd ; is now a widow living with her son at Athens, N. Y. 

v. Richard Newton, b. ; m. Kate Vosburgh. 

vi. Helen C, b. . 

vii. Matthew, b. ; m. Mary Hamilton. 

viii. Ethelinda, b. ; m. Benjamin Powell, of Cox- 
sackie. 

Abraham C. Spoor d. at Coxsackie, N. Y.; his widow, 
Jane A. Spoor, d. 19 Feb. 1901. 

81. John C. Spoor, of Athens, N. Y. (son of Comelts, 
76), bapt. at Coxsackie, 1771 ; m. Maria Buskirk, and had 
children : 



5b M'OOR FAMILY IN AMLRICA 

i. Cornelius, 1>. 25 Nov. 1796; bapt 15 Jan. 1797, 
at the parsonage at Athens. 1 

ii. Jacob, bapt [799, at Coxsackie. 
iii. Caspar, bapt. 1801, at Coxsackie. 
Nothing further is known of tliis branch of the family or 
the descendants of his three sons. 



82. Dirrik Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Johannis, 
6), bapt. at Coxsackie, 2 June, 1744; m. Judikje Severson, 
and had children baptized at Coxsackie : 

i. Maria, bapt. 3 Aug. 1766; m. Jacob Bogardus, of 
Coxsackie, N. Y., and had several children. 

ii. Eva, bapt. 20 Dec. 1767 ; m. Albert Van Schaick, 
of Berne, N. Y., and had children : (1) Dirrik Van Schaick ; 
(2) Barbara Van Schaick. 

iii. Rachel, bapt. 8 July, 1770; m. Jacob Jansen, of 
Coxsackie, who d. 4 Jan. 1852, x. 84 years. They had 
children baptized at Coxsackie : (1) Derrick Jansen, bapt. 27 
Aug. 1797; (2) Judith Jansen, bapt. 18 Dec. 1799; (3) 
Coenradt Jansen, bapt. 28 July, 1802 ; (4) Eva Jansen, 
bapt. 28 July, 1802 (m. Thomas Kennedy); (5) Jclioiakim 
Jansen, bapt. 10 Feb. 1805 ; (6) Sarah Jansen, bapt. 29 
June, 1 808 (m. Peter Winans) ; (7) Catherine Jansen, bapt. 
2 Oct. 1 8 10; (8) Maria Jansen, b. (m. Abram Gard- 
ner). Rachel Spoor Jansen d. 16 Feb. 1849, and is buried 
in the family cemetery at Spoorenburg. 

iv. Sara, bapt. 4 March, 1772 ; m. Isaac Lampman, of 
Coxsackie, and had children: (1) Maria Lampman, b. 
1 801 (m. Isaac Van Loan); (2) Derrick Lampman, bapt. 5 
Nov. 1803 (m. Rachel Ann Haviland); 2 (3) John Lamp- 

1 Casper Spoor and Rachel Spoor, evidently brother and sister of Abraham 
C, were recorded as " bystanders " at this baptism, 

2 Eight children were the result of this marriage, viz. : ( I ) Sarah C. Lamp- 
vitiu, unra. (2) Delia Lampman, m. Casper I. Collier. (3) Isaac D. 
Lampman. (4) Emily Lampman, d. young. (5) Janus Haviland Lamp- 



COXSACKIE BRANCH DIRRIK 59 

man, bapt. 15 Oct. 1806; unm.; d. about 1841 ; (4) Judith 
Ann Lampman, bapt. 15 Sept. 181 1 (m. William Henry 
Hollister). 

v. Johannes D., bapt. 2 Jan. 1774. (See no. 83.) 
vi. Abraham, bapt. 18 March, 1776; d. 1778. 

vii. Elizabeth, bapt. 20 June, 1778; m. 28 Dec. 1806, 
John Van Wie, of Coxsackie, and had children : (1) John 
Van Wie, b. 7 May, 1808 (Athens, N. Y.); (2) Dirk Van 
Wie, b. 7 May, 18 10 (Coxsackie, N. Y.); (3) David Henry 
Vaji Wie, b. 2 Feb. 1 8 1 3 (Coxsackie) ; (4) Judith Ann Van 
Wie (m. Jacob G. Brander and now resides at Kingston, N. 
Y.) ; (5) Ambrose Augustus Van Wie, b. 21 Aug. 18 18 
(Coxsackie). 

John Van Wie d. 3 Nov. 1853, ae. 70 years ; his wife, 
Elizabeth Spoor Van Wie, d. 3 Feb. 1882. 

viii. Annaetje, bapt. 27 May, 1780; m. — Wells, of 
Mayfield, N. Y. 

ix. Judikje, bapt. 9 May, 1784; m. 10 Dec. 1809, 
Casper Hallenbeck, and had several children. 

x. Alida, bapt. 12 Aug. 1786 ; m. Judge William Tol- 
ley, of Coxsackie, and had several children. 

xi. Abraham D., b. 11 March, 1791. (See no. 85.) 

Judith, wife of Dirrik Spoor, d. 20 April, 1796, ae. 50, and 
he m. (2) 9 Jan. 1 799, Maria Severson 1 ; he lived on the 
homestead at Spoorenburg, where he d. 12 Sept. 1826, in 
his 85 th year ; he is buried in the family plot at Spoorenburg. 

man, b. 12 April, 1840; m. 18 Dec. 1861, Miranda Jane Collier, and had 
three sons : Frank Elwin Lampman, d. at 20 years ; Isaac Collier Lampman, 
m. Mildred Perry ; and Jay Bronk Lampman, m. Helen Tolley. (6) Ju.ia 
Lampman, b. 19 March, 1842 ; m. Tracy J. Phillips. (7) Herbert B. Lamp- 
man. (8) Mary Emma Lampman, m. Marcus McGraw. 

We are greatly indebted to Mr. James H. Lampman for furnishing various 
documentary records concerning the early members of the Coxsackie branch of 
the family. The photograph of the Spoor homestead was taken by his daugh- 
ter-in-law. 

1 According to Mr. David H. Van Wie, late of Coxsackie, grandson of 
Dirrik Spoor, this was a third wife ; Mrs. Brander, one of his granddaughters, 
now living at Kingston, says that he was married only twice. 



60 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMF.KICA 

The following interesting document illustrates a condition 
prevalent in a Northern State at a comparatively late date. 
The original is in the possession of Mr. J. H. Lampman, of 
Coxsackie. 

Know all men by these presents that I Francis Botsford 
of the Town o( Catskill in the County of Greene for and in 
consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars 
current money of the State of New York to me in hand paid 
at the time of ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt 
whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged have granted 
bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain 
and sell unto Dirk Spoor of the town of Coxsackie and 
county aforesaid a certain Negro Woman named Chriss l 
aged about twenty nine years with her child for the time 
limited by law respecting the child about six months old — 
to Have and to Hold the said negro woman and child unto 
the said Dirk Spoor his heirs and assigns to his and their 
use benefit and behoof forever and I the said Francis Bots- 
ford for myself my heirs executors and administrators doth 
engage the said Negro woman to warrant and defend against 
all and every person or persons whomsoever. In witness 
whereof I the said Francis Botsford have hereunto set my 
hand and seal this twenty -eighth day of June one thousand 
eight hundred and ten. 

N. B. The words (and the time limited by law) inserted 
before sealing. 

Francis Botsford (LS.). 
Sealed in presence of 

Jan Bellamy 

John D. Spoor. 

83. John D. Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Dirrik, 
82 ), bapt. at Coxsackie, 17 Jan. 1774 ; m. Sophia Wells, and 
had children : 

i. Dirk, b. 17 Jan. 1799; farmer; unm.; d. at Cox- 
sackie, 26 Feb. 1880. 

ii. James Wells, b. 1S01. (See no. 84.) 

1 According to Mr. Lampman a greatgrandson of this woman Chriss is now 
a deck hand on one of the Hudson River boats. ( 1 900. ) 



COXSACKIE BRANCH DIRRIK 6 1 

iii. Abraham, b. 1804 ; civil engineer ; d. 14 May, 1838. 

iv. Isaac, b. 1806; farmer at Coxsackie ; d. 20 June, 
1832. 

v. Judith Ann, b. 7 Sept. 1809; m. 8 Sept. 1829, 
Edward E. Thurber, son of Dr. Abner Thurber, of Troy, 
N. Y. (b. 25 March, 1808), and had children : (1) Richard 
A. Thurber, b. 4 July, 1830; d. 26 Dec. 1832; (2) Sarah 
E. Thurber, b. 9 April, 1832 ; teacher in Florida, 185 1-7, in 
Canada, 1858-60 ; is now a teacher in Waterford, N. Y.; (3) 
Edward TJmrber, b. 17 Aug. 1835; lawyer, Chicago, 111.; 
in the Civil War as a member of the nth Indiana Zouaves, 
honorably discharged on account of the disease of which he 
d. 16 June, 1865, at Waterford, N. Y.; (4) John Spoor 
Thurber, b. 24 June, 1837; killed in a railroad accident at 
Denver, Col., 1872. Judith A. Spoor Thurber d. 9 March, 
1839, and is buried at Spoorenburg. Her funeral was held 
from the same room in the old Spoor homestead where she 
was born and in which she had been married. 

vi. Edward Charles Henry, b. 13 March, 1812 ; was a 
graduate of West Point, he d. 26 Jan. 1838, and was buried 
with military honors at Spoorenburg, General Winfield Scott 
and other officers being present at the burial. 

John D. Spoor was educated at Union College and be- 
came a civil engineer. His maps of portions of Greene county 
are .models of neatness and accuracy and many of them 
are in constant use. He was captain of a Greene county 
company in the War of 18 12 and d. at Sackett's Harbor, 13 
Dec. 1 8 1 2 ; his sword, presented to him by his county, is 
now in the possession of Mr. J. H. Lampman, of Coxsackie. 
He is buried with other members of his family in the Spoor- 
enburg cemetery, two miles south of Coxsackie. 

84. James Wells Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y (son of 
John D., 83), b. 1 80 1, at Coxsackie ; m. 29 Feb. 1841, 
Elizabeth Fairchild, and had one son : 



SPOOR FAMILY in AMERICA 

i. Charles Tallmadge Fairchild, b. i Jan. 1842; 

unm. Charles T. F. Spoor was a graduate <>f Williams Col- 
and became a prominent lawyer in Albany, N. Y., and 
for some years was one of the professors in the Albany Law- 
College. He d. 10 Dec. 1891, at Coxsackie, the last male 
descendant of this family bearing the Spoor name. 

James Wells Spoor was for many years a physician at 
Coxsackie; he d. 28 Oct. 1849, and is buried in the family 
plot at Spoorenburg, where four generations of his family rest. 

85. Abraham D. Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Dir- 
tik l 82), b. n March, 1791 ; bapt. 17 April, 1791 ; m. 30 
Nov. 1 8 16, Christina Van den Bergh. Abraham Spoor was 
a physician for many years at Coxsackie ; he had no family ; 
he d. 28 Dec. 1873, at tne home of James H. Lampman. 
According to Charles T. F. Spoor (son of James Wells 
Spoor, no. 84) he was said to have carefully prepared a rec- 
ord of the Spoor family, but no trace of this has ever been 
found among his papers. 

II. KINDERHOOK BRANCH 

DESCENDANTS OF HENDRICK SPOOR, I706- 

In all the correspondence connected with the preparation 
of this record, no Spoor now living has been found who can 
be referred to this branch of the family.. The brief history 
which follows has been derived exclusively from the church 
records of Kinderhook and Schodack, N. Y. It is highly 
improbable that of the nine recorded grandsons of Hendrick 
Spoor, born between the years 1772 and 1792, there arc no 
living descendants bearing the Spoor name. Any information 
regarding this branch of the family will be gladly received. 

86. Hendrikus Spoor, of Kinderkook, N. Y. (son of 
Johannes, 2), bapt. at Albany, 1 3 Jan. 1 706 ; ' m. 26 Oct. 

1 At this baptism Hendrik Singer and Jannetje Singer were witnesses, 
1 1 >ly cither an uncle or grandfather of Hendrikus Spoor on the maternal 
side. ( See p. 14. ) 



KINDERHOOK BRANCH 63 

1728, Rebecca Van Valkenburg, and had the following 
children baptized at Kinderhook : 

i. Margaretha, bapt. I Feb. 1730 [may have been 
the Maria Spoor * who m. Casparus Lodewyck, and had : 
(1) Johannes Lodezvyck, bapt. at Kinderhook, 17 April, 
175 1 ; and (2) Petrus Lodczvycfc, bapt at Schodack, 20 Dec. 
1772 2 ]. 

ii. Sara, bapt. 12 May, 1734; probably d. young, 
iii. Johannes, bapt. 1736. 3 (See no. 87.) 
iv. Hieronymus, bapt. 9 Sept. 1739. (See no. 88.) 
v. Johanna, bapt. 6 Feb. 1742 ; m. Caspar Springstein 
and had children baptized at Schodack : (1) Johannes Spring- 
stein, bapt. 29 Dec. 177 1 ; and at Kinderhook: (2) Maria 
Springstein, bapt. 8 Nov. 1778; (3) Isaac Springstein, 
bapt. 2 Dec. 1781 ; (4) Isaac Springstein, bapt. 7 Sept. 

1783. 4 

vi. Rebecca, bapt. 5 Aug. 1744 [probably the same 

who m. 4 Feb. 1773 Johannes Springstein and according 
to the Kinderhook record lived at Schodack] . 

vii. Sarah, bapt. 25 Jan. 1747; m. Hendrik Michel, 
and had children : ( 1 ) Margriet Michel, bapt. at Kinderhook, 
2 Jan. 1770; (2) Johannes Michel, bapt. at Schodack, 25 
Dec. 1770; (3) Johannes Michel, bapt. at Kinderhook, 4 
June, 1778. 5 

viii. Abraham, bapt. 11 June, 1749. Nothing further is 
known of him. 

ix. Eva, bapt. 17 April, 175 1 . 

x. Isaac, bapt. 15 Aug. 1753. (See no. 90.) 

Comparatively little is known of this branch of the family 
as in no case has the family been traced to living descend- 

1 Also called Maryetje in Schodack record. 

2 Isaac and Eva Spoor were sponsors at this baptism. 

3 Evidently named for his grandfather, who with his wife, Maria, were 
sponsors at the baptism. 

4 At this baptism the mother is recorded as Anne. 

5 Isaac Spoor was sponsor at this baptism. 



64 M,m,k IA.M1LV IN AMERICA 

ants. The entire information has been derived from the 
church records of Kinderhook and Schodack. 

$;. Johannes Spoor, of Schodack, (?) N. Y. 1 (son of 
Hendrick % 86) ; m. 8 July, 1774, Gertrug 1 Van Buuren, and 

had the following bapt. at Kinderhook : 

i. JanNEKE, bapt. IO May, 1778; m. Martin Rose, and 
had: (1) Gertery Rose, b. 23 Aug. 1800; bapt. 5 Oct. 
1800, at Schodack. 

ii. Johannes, bapt. 1 Dec. 17S2. 3 
iii. PlETER, bapt. ii June, 1786. 
Also bapt. at Schodack : 
iv. Margarita, b. 3 Oct. 1789. "I Both bapt. 19 Aug. 
v. Abraham, b. 30 July, 1792. j 1792. 

88. Geronimus * Spoor, of Schodack, (?) N. Y. (? son of 
Hendrick, S6), bapt. at Kinderhook, 9 Sept. 1739; m. 

, Elizabet Barhuyt, 5 and had the following children 

baptized at Kinderhook : 

i. Lukas, bapt. 7 Feb. 1779. 
ii. Isaac, bapt. 12 March, 17S6. 6 
And at Schodack : 
iii. Hieronvmus, bapt. 26 July, 1772. (See no. 89.) 
iv. Jacob, bapt. 31 Aug. 1788. 7 

89. Jerome Spoor, of Schodack, N. Y. (? son of Hic- 
ronymus, 88), bapt. 26 July, 1772 ; m. Neeltie Van Aalstyne, 
and had one daughter baptized at Schodack : 

1 At time of marriage both he and wife were living on the Manor of 
Rensselaer. 

1 In one entry spelled Gurtrug. 

s This entry on the Kinderhook records is immediately followed by that of 
Martin Van Buren, afterwards president of the United States, a nephew of Ger- 
trug Van Buren Spoor. 

* In one record spelled Jeronimus, evidently the same as Hieronymus as re- 
corded at Schodack, which is only the Latin form of Jerome. 

s In the Schodack records given as Lisabeth Barheyt once and Barkeydt once. 

G Isaac Spoor was sponsor at this baptism. 

7 1 hero is a hiatus in the Schodack baptismal records, 1773-1788, so that 
probably other children were baptized in this interval. 



KINDERHOOK BRANCH 65 

Marytie, bapt. 24 Feb. 1799. 

Nothing further is known of him or his family. 

90. Isaac Spoor, 1 of Kinderhook, (?) N. Y. (son of 
Hendrick, 86), bapt. at Kinderhook, 15 Aug. 1753; m. 16 
May, 1778, Magda Lena 2 Van Valkenburg, and had children 
bapt. at Kinderhook : 

i. Maria, bapt. 10 Nov. 1781. 



ii. Tenntje 3 1 

... -d 1 bapt. 7 Nov. 1784. 

111. Rebekka J r ' ' ^ 



iv. Thomas, bapt. 3 June, 1787. 
And at Schodack : 
v. Abraham, bapt. 23 Sept. 1789. (See no. 91.) 
vi. Annetje, bapt. 18 Feb. 1793. 

Isaac Spoor (possibly the same), m. Hannah Smith, and 
had at Kinderhook : 

vii. Lena, bapt. 14 May, 1795. 

91. Abraham Spoor, of Schodack, N. Y. (son of Isaac, 
90), bapt. at Kinderhook 23 Sept. 1789; m. Hannah Hol- 
land, and had at Schodack : 

i. Eliza Maria, b. 25 March, 1 8 10 \bapt. 12 Sept. 
ii. Ann Christina, b. 19 Sept. 1812 J 181 5. 
iii. Lanety, b. 13 Nov. 181 5 ; bapt. 5 May, 18 16. 
iv. Margaret, b. 4 March, 1818; bapt. 28 June, 18 18. 
As the last child is recorded as the daughter of " Hannah 
Holland, wife of Abraham Spore " it is probable that she was 
a posthumous child. 



The following Kinderhook Spoors have not been located : 
92. Hendrick Spoor, of Kinderhook, N. Y., m. 31 Dec. 

1795, Marytje 4 Rose, as recorded in the Kinderhook church ; 

had the following recorded in Schodack : 

1 At the time of his marriage had a " certificate from Albanie." 

2 Helena in one record of baptism, Lena in the others. 

3 Orthography doubtful. 

* In the Schodack record spelled Maritie. 



66 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

i. Gertery, 1). 2j Dec. 1S01 ; bapt 7 Feb. 1802. 

Hcndrick Spoor was probably the same .is I leiiry Spore, 1 

\vh«> m. Kli/.abeth Adami • ami had at Schodack : 

ii. Thomas, b. 11 March, 1811 1 , _ 

... r u to ybapt 12 Sept. 181 5. 

in. Catharine, b. 11 Jan. 1814 j 

iv. HENRY, b. 3 July, 1821 ; bapt. 17 Aug. 1823. 

v. Helena Spoor ; m. Lauwrens Sherp, and had bapt. 
at Kinderhook: (1) Pieier Slurp, bapt. 20 Dec. 1778; 
(2) Catalcvntjc Shcrp and (3) Catrina Slurp, both bapt. 

1/93- 

III. COPAKE BRANCH 

DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM SPOOR, I707-I757 

Of this branch of the family Robert Spoor (no. 106), 
grandson of the founder, removed to Herkimer county, 
N. Y., and has many descendants at Newville and Little 
Falls. Another grandson, Abraham Spoor (no. 96), if 
traditions can be relied upon, removed to Athens, N. Y., and 
some of his descendants are now living in Catskill and vi- 
cinity. The remaining history, more particularly the earlier 
portion, has been derived from the church records of Lin- 
lithgow and Groenebosch (now Mt. Ross). 

93. Abraham Spoor, of Copake, N. Y. (son of Johannes, 
2), bapt. at Albany, N. Y., 3 Aug. 1707 ; m. Gesia Bresie, 2 
and had children : 

i. Callyntje (or Catalyntje), b. ; m. Jan Halen- 

beck, and had children baptized at Linlithgow : (1) Michael 
Halenbeckfha.pt. 7 Aug. 1754; (2) Abram Halenbeck, bapt. 
10 July 1757, at Groenebosch; (3) Christina Halenbeck, 
bapt. 3 June 1759; (4) Fytic Halenbeck, bapt. 10 Dec. 
1765 ; (5) Derrick Halenbeck, bapt. 7 Feb. 1768; (6) 

1 In .1 later record SpOOT and his wife A.inniy. 

2 Guzia, on the Kinderhook records; Geesje, on the Linlithgow records; 
on her tombstone at Copake the spelling is Gashe. In the Linlithgow records 
the last name is also spelled Bressie. 



COPAKE BRANCH 67 

Johannes Halenbeck, bapt. n Feb. 1770; (7) Cornelia 
Halenbeck, bapt. 23 Aug. 1772. 

ii. Johannes, bapt. 1734. 1 (See no. 94.) 

iii. Niclaes, bapt. . (See no. 95.) 

iv. Mary, bapt. 17 June 1739 at Linlithgow; m. 
Dirck Halenbeck, and had baptized at Linlithgow : (1) 
Ephraim Halenbeck, bapt. 18 Feb. 1759 ; (2) Abram Haleti- 
beck, bapt. 15 Jan. 1760, at Groenebosch ; (3) Esia 2 Halen- 
beck, bapt. 22 April 1764 ; (4) Michael Halenbeck, bapt. 6 
April 1766; (5) Catalyntje Halenbeck, bapt. 7 Feb. 1768; 

(6) Fytjen Halenbeck, bapt. 26 Jan. 1774; (7) 3 

Halenbeck, bapt. 12 March 1780. 

v. Isaac, bapt. 16 Aug. 1741, at Linlithgow. (See 
no. 105.) 

vi. Christina, bapt. ; m. John Decker, and had 

children baptized at Linlithgow : ( 1 ) Lonwrentz Decker, 

bapt. 20 June 1762; (2) 3 Decker, bapt. 22 April 

1764; (3) Christina Decker, bapt. 6 April 1766; (4) Abra- 
ham Decker, bapt. 20 March 1767; (5) Gnysbert Decker, 
bapt. 2 June 1771 ; (6) Sarah Decker, bapt. 18 May 1774, 
at Groenebosch ; (7) Nicalaus Decker, bapt. 1 3 Nov. 
1776, at Groenebosch. 

vii. Sara, bapt. ; m. 18 Oct. 1764, at Linlithgow, 

Jacob L. Decker, and had children baptized at Linlithgow (1) 
and Groenebosch (3): (1) Christina Decker, bapt. 5 May 
1765 ; (2) Greje* Decker, bapt. 30 May 1767 ; (3) Abram 
Decker, bapt. 11 Oct. 1772; (4) Gertony Decker, bapt 19 
Jan. 1775. 

viii. Hanna, bapt. 12 Oct. 1748, at Linlithgow [prob- 
ably the Johanna Spoor who m. Abram Hasebrock, and 

1 At Kinderhook. Johannes Spoor and Maria Spoor, grandparents, were 
sponsors at this baptism. 

2 Probably Gesia but written thus in record. 

3 First name illegible on records. 

i Probably an error for Gesia; in her brother Isaac's Bible the name is spelled 
Geshea. 



68 -POOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

had (i) Claertje Hasebrock, bapt. g Feb. 1773, at Linlith- 
gow]. 

be. Rebecca, bapt. 6 May 1754. at Linlithgow; m. 
Isaac Decker, and had children baptized at Groenebosch: 

(1) Laurens Decker, b. 16 Sept. 1775 ; bapt. 22 Oct. 1775 ; 

(2) infant, b. 11 Aug. 1777; d. 28 Aug. 1777; (3) John 
Decker, b. 2 Oct. 1778 ; (4) Catharine Decker, b. 1 1 April 
1 78 1 ; bapt. 27 May 1781, at Linlithgow; (5) Esia Decker, 
b. 15 March 1783, recorded at Linlithgow; (6) Cristina 
Decker, b. 30 June 1775 ; d. 6 March 1786; (7) Abraham 
Decker, b. 15 March 1787; (8) Isaac Decker, b. 21 Feb. 
1789; (9) Jacob Decker, b. 30 Jan. 1792; (10) Tabithy 
Decker, b. 17 March 1 794. 

Abraham Spoor d. 23 Oct. 1757, and is buried in the 
cemetery at Copake, N. Y. His wife, Gesia, d. 3 May 
1777, in her 63d year, and is buried at the same place to- 
gether with their son Isaac. In the history of Columbia 
county their headstones are mentioned as among the oldest 
in the county. 

94. Johannes Spoor, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Abra- 
ham, 93); bapt. 1734 at Kinderhook, N. Y. ; m. 19 April 
1756, Cornelia Hollenbeck, and had, at Sheffield : 

i. Zeruiah, b. 29 May 1757. 

ii. Abraham, b. 12 May 1760; bapt. 25 May 1760, 
at Linlithgow. 

iii. Rhoda, b. 29 Jan. 1762 ;' m. 2} Nov. 1789, Wil- 
liam Spoor, of Sheffield (no. 1 34). 
iv. Christina, b. 23 March 1764. 2 
v. Mary, bapt. 15 May 1768, at Linlithgow. 

vi. Tvbje, bapt. , at Groenebosch. 

vii. Isac, bapt. 21 Aug. 1776, at Linlithgow. 

95. Niclaes Spoor, of Linlithgow, X. Y. (son of Abra- 

1 This is also recorded from Alliens, Greene Co., N. Y., as " Rhody." 
''A Christyntje, dau. of Johannes Spoor and Cornelia Vosberg, was baptized 
.a Linlithgow, 31 May, 1764. 



COPAKE BRANCH 69 

ham, 93) ; m. Claertje Decker, and had baptized at Lin- 
lithgow : 

i. Abraham, bapt. 20 June 1762. 1 (See no. 96.) 

ii. Cathrina, bapt. 13 May 1764, at Groenebosch. 

iii. Geesje, bapt. 29 June 1766. 

iv. Christina, bapt. 29 Aug. 1770. 

96. Abram Spoor, of Athens, N. Y. (son of Nicholas, 95), 
b. 20 June 1 762 ; m. Comfort 2 Hallenbeck, and had children : 

i. Stephen, b. , removed to Montreal, Canada ; 

nothing further is known concerning him. 

ii. John, b. , removed to Oneida Co., N. Y., but 

nothing further is known of him. 

iii. Nicholas, b. 3 Sept. 1800. (See no. 97.) 

iv. Caspar, b. . (See no. 100.) 

v. Richard, b. 2 April 1805. (See no. 101.) 

vi. Rebecca, b. . 

vii. Sabrah, b. . 

viii. Mary, b. . 

Abram Spoor was a farmer in the town of Athens, N. Y. 
He was a soldier in the War of 181 2. In making an appli- 
cation for a pension the papers connected with his service 
and record were lost. 

97. Nicholas Spoor, of Athens, N. Y. (son of Abram, 
96), b. 3 Sept. 1800; m. Hannah Dederick, and had chil- 
dren at Athens : 

i. Abram W., b. 1828; d. 1856. 
ii. Jane, b. 1830; d. 1884. 
iii. Comfort, b. 1832; resides at Athens, N. Y. 
iv. Catherine, b. 1834; d. 1852. 
v. John H., b. 16 Sept. 1836. (See no. 98.) 
vi. Helene, b. 1838 ; d. by accident, 1867. 
vii. Josephine, b. 1841 ; d. 1845. 

1 At this baptism, Isaac Spoor and Geesje Bresie were sponsors, evidently 
the brother and widowed mother of Niclaes Spoor. 

2 The name is mentioned in Dutch records as Commertje. 



70 Sl'OOK FAMILY IN AMI-.KM A 

viii. SABRINE, b. [843; (1. 1^44. 

be. Jerome G., b. [847; d. [889. 
Nicholas Spoor was a farmer in the town of Athens, 
where he d. 1 861. 

98. John H. Spoor, of Catskill, X. Y. (son of Nicholas, 
97), b. 16 Sept. 1 836 ; m. 22 Jan. [861, Mary E. Thorn- 
ton, and had one son : 

Joseph L., b. 28 Oct. 1861. (See no. 99.) 
John II. Spoor is foreman of the Consolidated Ice Co., 
of Catskill, N. Y. 

99. Joseph Lansing Spoor, of Catskill, N. Y. (son of 
John H. t 98), b. 28 Oct. 1861 ; m. 21 Dec. 1886, Katie A. 
Smith. He is a carpenter at Catskill. 

100. Caspar Spoor, of Athens?, N. Y. (son of Abram, 
96), m. , and had children : 

i. Isaac, b. . 

ii. John, b. . 

iii. Howard, b. . 

iv. Emma, b. . 



Nothing is known of this family. 

10 1. Richard Spoor, of Coxsackie, N. Y. (son of Abram, 
96), b. 2 April 1805 ; m. 16 April 1826, Christina Vosburgh, 
and had children : 

i. Comfort, b. 10 Sept. 1829; d. 24 Feb. 185 1. 
ii. Alida Catherine, b. 30 Sept. 183 1 ; m. Isaac P. 
Spoor, of Coxsackie. (See no. 68.) 

iii. Barnett, b. 26 Oct. 1833 ; d. . 

iv. Helen, b. 1 April 1836; d. . 

v. Abram, b. 26 Nov. 1837. (See no. 102.)? 
vi. William Henry, b. 25 March 1844. (Sec no. 103.) 
vii. John Isaac, b. 5 April 1840; d. April 1867. 
viii. George D., b. 25 June 1845. (See no. 104.) 
ix. MARY Jam;, b. 2 June 1S50; d. 3 Jan. 1869. 
Richard Spoor was a farmer at Coxsackie where he d. 28 
March 1868. 



COPAKE BRANCH ISAAC 7 1 

1 02. Abram Spoor, of Prentice, N. Y. (son of Richard, 
101), b. 26 Nov. 1837; m. . No record furnished. 

103. William Henry Spoor, of Granite Falls, Wash, (son 
of Richard, 101), b. 25 March 1844; m. 29 March 1880, 
Sarah A. Gray, and had children : 

i. Dama, b. 9 Feb. 1881 ; m. 25 May 1899, Wilbur 
Hall, of Granite Falls, Wash., and had Hial Elmer Hall, 
b. 1 July 1900. 

ii. Varian G., b. 14 July 1882. 
iii. Ellen, b. 25 Sept. 1884. 
iv. George H., b. 6 Aug. 1891. 
William H. Spoor was a brickmaker at Spring Lake, 
Mich., 1880-1886; Omaha, Neb., 1886-1888 ; Denver, 
Col., 1 888-1 895 ; Granite Falls, Wash., 1 895-1 899. He 
d. 27 Feb. 1 899 ; his family reside at Seattle, Wash. 

104. George D. Spoor, of Catskill, N. Y. (son of Rich- 
ard, 101), b. 25 June, 1845 \ m - » an< ^ i s m business in 

Catskill. No record furnished. 



105. Isaac Spoor, of Copake, N. Y. (son of Abraham, 
93), bapt. 16 Aug. 1 74 1, at Linlithgow; m. 12 March 1763, 1 
Christina, dau. of Robert Robertsen and Christina (Roor- 
pagh) Van Deusen (bapt. 1742), and had children bap- 
tized at Linlithgow : 

i. Geesje, 2 b. 25 March 1765 ; bapt. 5 May 1765 ; m. 
Frederick Ham and had : Christina Ham, b. 6 April 
1789; bapt. 31 May 1689, at Linlithgow. 

ii. Robert, bapt. 13 Sept. 1767. (See no. 106.) 
iii. Christina, b. 13 April 1769. 

1 This date given in the records of the Van Deusen family as 1766 is evi- 
dently an error. In Isaac's Bible now owned by his great-grandson Stephen 
Goetchius Spoor, of Newville, N. Y., the name is written Van Duesen. 

2 Evidently Gesia, from her grandmother's name. In the record of her 
child's birth she is recorded Caesie. 



~2 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iv. Catlina, b. I Dec. 1770; bapt. 15 Jan. 1 77 1 . 
Isaac Spoor was a farmer at Copake. He served as an 
ensign in the War of the Revolution. I led. 19 April 1 789. 
and is buried with his parents at Copake. 

106. Robert Spoor, of Newville, Herkimer county, 
New York (son of fsaac, 105), b. 10 Aug. 1767; bapt. 
13 Sept. 1767, at Linlithgow, N. Y. ; m. , Catha- 
rine Harder (b. 11 Feb. 1778; d. 3 April 1844), and 
had children : 

i. Christina, b. 10 Oct. 1799 ; m. 30 July 18 16, 
Elisha Barlow Hitchcock (b. 2 Feb. 1794; d. 2 Aug. 
1844), later a merchant in Monroe Co., Mich., and had 
children: (1) Helen Hitchcock, b. 10 Oct. 18 17 (Tem- 
perance, Mich.); (2) Gilbert Hitcluock, b. 13 May 18 19; 
d. 30 Oct. 1862 ; (3) Eliza Candee Hitchcock, b. 3 Feb. 
1 82 1 (Sylvania, Ohio); (4) Charlotte Southard Hitchcock, 
b. 28 March 1823 ; d. 14 March 1892 ; (5) Janus Hitchcock, 
b. 12 Feb. 1825 (Temperance, Mich.) ; (6) Robert Hitchcock, 
b. 29 March 1827 (Temperance, Mich.); (7) Edgar Hitch- 
cock, b. 14 March 1829 (Temperance, Mich.) ; (8) Elisha B. 
Hitchcock, b. 10 March 183 1 (Temperance, Mich.) ; (9) John 
Milton Hitchcock, b. 2 Sept. 1833 (editor, Chicago, 111.) ; 
(10) Barlow B. Hitchcock, b. 23 Sept. 1836 ; d. 16 Dec. 
1888; (11) Harvey Hitchcock, b. 22 Feb. 1839 (Montrose, 
Iowa); (12) Thomas R. Hitchcock, b. 10 Jan. 1842 (Tem- 
perance, Mich.); (13) George S. Hitchcock, b. 16 Feb. 
1845 (Temperance, Mich.). Christina Spoor Hitchcock d. 
3 Aug. 1879. 

ii. Magdalena, b. 3 Aug. 1802, at Newville ; unm.; d. 
8 Feb. 1893. 

iii. Maria, b. 3 April 1804 ; m. 31 March 1829, Peter 
Dingman (b. 15 Aug. 1799; d. 2 Aug. i860), and had 
children : (1) Chester Dingman, b. 13 March 1830 ; Minis- 
ter M. E. Church (Little Falls, N. Y.); (2) Uriah Dingman, 



COPAKE BRANCH ISAAC 7 1 

b. 4 March 1832; d. 1891 ; (3) Catalina Dingman, b. 13 
Nov. 1833 ; (4) Aaron Dingman, b. 12 Feb. 1836 (Spring- 
field, N. Y.); (5) Eliza C. Dingman, b. 25 March 1838 
(Little Falls, N. Y.); (6) Martha Dingman, b. 20 April 
1843 ; (7) Alva Dingman, b. 27 Feb. 1846 (Minden, N. 
Y.); (8) Julia Ann Dingman, b. 18 Jan. 185 1 (Minden, 
N. Y.). Maria Spoor Dingman d. 14 Dec. 1882. 

iv. Eliza, b. 15 Jan. 1806 ; unm.; d. 18 Feb. 1890. 

v. Cathalina, 1 b. 8 Feb. 1808 ; m. Dionysius Miller, 
of Frey's Bush, N. Y. Catalina Spoor Miller d. 2 1 Sept. 
1893. 

vi. Isaac, b. 21 Jan. 1810; unm.; d. 31 Aug. 1870, at 
Newville, N. Y. 

vii. Angeline, b. 1 May 181 2 (twin); m. John Mesick, 
of South Sodus, Wayne county, New York. Angeline Spoor 
Mesick d. 27 Dec. 1890. 

viii. Julia Ann, b. 1 May 1812 (twin); m. John Sharp. 
Julia Ann Sharp d. 5 May 1845. 

ix. John, b. 4 July 18 14. (See no. 107.) 

x. Gilbert, b. 7 July 1817. (See no. no.) 

xi. Stephen Zabriskie Goetschius, b. 1 May 1823. 
(See no. 1 12.) 

Robert Spoor was probably married in Taghkanick, N. 
Y., whence he removed about 1801 to Newville, Herkimer 
county, where he was a farmer. He d. 13 April 1849. 

107. John Spoor, of Newville, New York (son of 
Robert, 106), b. 4 July 18 14; m. 14 Sept. 1834, Cathrine 
Roorbach, and had children : 

i. Margaret Helen, b. 6 July 1835. Resides at 
Little Falls, N. Y. 

ii. Stephen Manning, b. 1 April 1838. (See no. 108.) 

iii. Christina Josephine, b. 12 June 1842; m. 29 
Sept. 1870, Alexander McMullen (d. Feb. 1890), and had 

1 This is the orthography in her father's Bible from which these birth dates 
are copied. 



74 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

one daughter, Edith McMidlen (Dixon). Lives at Mohawk, 

N. V. 

iv. William Martin, b. 30 April [844. (Sec no. 109.) 
v. Eliza Adeline, b. 21 , 1846; m, 15 Oct 1872, 

William L. llartcr, farmer at Richfield Springs, N. Y., and 
has six daughters. 

vi. John Nelson, b. 18 Feb. 1850. (See no. 109a.) 
vii. CATHRINE Everetta, b. I Feb. 185S. Resides at 

Herkimer, X. Y. 

John Spoor was a farmer at Newville where his wife, 

Catherine, d. 3 May 1880 ; he d. 5 Dec. 1S85. 

108. Stephen Manning Spoor, of Paine's Hollow, N. Y. 
(son of John, 107), b. 1 April 1838; m. 28 Dec. 1864, Cathrinc 
Caiman, and had one daughter : 

Lena M., b. 5 Oct. 1872; m. 14 Sept. 1898, Victor V. 
Cook. 

Stephen M. Spoor has been at Paine's Hollow since 1865, 
except a residence often years in Mohawk. 

109. William Martin Spoor, of Marion, Smyth county, 
Virginia (son of John, 107), b. 30 April 1844; m. 23 Feb. 
1870, Susan Ward (d. July 1877). He is a farmer at Mar- 
ion, Va. 

109a. John Nelson Spoor, of Little Falls, N. Y. (son 01 
John, 107), b. 18 Feb. 1850 ; m. 31 Dec. 1873, Lena Comp- 
ton, and had children : 

i. Ella M., b. 17 July 1876. 
ii. LENORA C, b. 3 July 1880; d. 19 July 1887. 
iii. Compton, b. 8 Oct. 1884. 
John N. Spoor is a painter and paper hanger living at 
Jordanville, 1 860-1 875 ; Newville, 1875-1887, and since 
1887, at Little Falls, N. Y. 

1 10. Gilbert Spoor, of Newville, X. Y. (son of Robot, 
106), b. 7 July I 817 ; m. , and had children: 

i. Robert, b. 23 Jan. 1840. (Sec no. 1 11.) 



COPAKE BRANCH ISAAC 75 

ii. James. 

iii. Julia Ann, b. 29 Nov. 1848; m. 18 Sept. 1867, 
George A. Smith, carpenter at Danube, N. Y., and has one 
child, Lewis G. Smith, b. 9 July 1868. 

iv. Martha M., b. 23 June 1851 ; m. 21 Feb. 1869, 
Norman C. Smith, farmer at Stark, N. Y., and has one 
child : Emmet Smith, b. 16 July 1870. 

v. Charles. 
Gilbert Spoor was a farmer near Newville, N. Y. He d. 
29 Jan. 1897. 

in. Robert Spoor, of Newville, N. Y. (son of Gilbert, 
no), b. 23 Jan. 1840; m. 14 Feb. 1865, Mary Rickard and 
had children : 

i. Maggie, b. 14 Dec. 1865. 
ii. Jessie, b. 29 Jan. 1886. 
Robert Spoor is a farmer at Newville, N. Y. 

1 1 2. Stephen Z. Goetschius Spoor, of Newville, New 
York (son of Robert, 106); b. 1 May 1823; m. 1 Nov. 
1848, Elizabeth Walter, and had children : 

i. Sandford, b. 8 Oct. 1849; unm. ; d. — , 1871. 
ii. George W., b. 30 May 1851. (See no. 113.) 

iii. Katie E., b. 13 Oct. 1853 ; d. 29 Jan. 1863. 

iv. [Charles] Edgar, b. 8 Oct. 1856. (See no. 114.) 
v. J. Herman, b. 2 Aug. 1859; d. — Nov. i860. 

vi. Sylvia A., b. 27 July 1864. Resides with her par- 
ents at Newville, N. Y. 

vii. William A., b. 6 Aug. 1868. (See no. 115.) 

Stephen Z. G. Spoor, better known by his last name, 
Goetschius, is a prosperous farmer at the hamlet of New- 
ville, Herkimer county. From his farm is an extensive view 
of the foothills of the Adirondacks. 1 

1 He has in his possession the small Dutch Bible belonging to his grand- 
father, Isaac Spoor (no. 105), and two old Dutch chairs (made in Holland) 
with high backs, curious flat front feet, and split wood bottoms, and a tiny 
curiously carved barrel that his father brought into the then wilderness of 
Herkimer county, filled with sugar. 



-<> SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

1 13. George W. Spoor, of Newville, N.Y. (son of Stephen 

Z. GortsJuits, 112), b. 30 May 1 S 5 1 ; in. 13 Sept. 1882, 
M.uy (.;. Klock, and had children : 

i. Seward G., b. 1 1 July 1886. 
ii. Florence Pearl, b. 21 Sept. 1889. 
George W. Spoor is a farmer at New vi lie. 

1 14. [Charles] Edgar Spoor, of Danube, N. Y. (son of 
Stephen Z. Goetschms, 112), b. 8 Oct. 1856; m. 10 Sept. 
1879, Ella M. Davy, and had children : 

i. Floyd D., b. 14 April 1885. 
ii. Mabel E., b. 28 Feb. 1887. 
iii. Ralph E., b. 22 March 1898. 
Edgar Spoor is a farmer at Danube. 

115. William A. Spoor, of Newville, N. Y. (son of Stephen 
Z. Goetscliius, 1 12), b. 6 Aug. 1868 ; m. 9 Oct. 1890, Ada 
Lewis, and has one daughter : 

Ruth, b. 23 April 1897. 

William A. Spoor is a miller at Newville. 



IV. SHEFFIELD BRANCH 

DESCENDANTS OF DIRECK SPOOR, I7IO-I78O 

The towns of Massachusetts, in common with other New 
England States, usually possess complete vital statistics 
dating back to early times. In tracing the present family, 
however, we have been hampered by the fact that the town 
records of both Egremont and Mt. Washington have been de- 
stroyed by fire ; these towns are near the border line of Co- 
lumbia county, N. Y., where several Spoors were among the 
early settlers. Sheffield records have furnished some facts 
not included in family records, and those of Great Harrington 
have given a few marriages. Much of the history has been 
derived from private records in the possession of various mem- 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH JJ 

bers of the family, among which the old Dutch Bible in the 
possession of Mrs. Abner Roys (daughter of Jacob Spoor, 
no. 1 20), of Sheffield, is most important as giving a nearly 
complete record of two generations from the founder of this 
branch. As already noted, lands were purchased in Massa- 
chusetts by Johannes Spoor (no. 2), father of Direck Spoor, 
as early as 1730, but the settlement in Sheffield apparently 
was not made until 1762. Before this and for a long time 
afterwards the members of the family were baptized at the 
various Dutch churches in Columbia county, N. Y., so that 
the records of Linlithgow and Groenebosch (now Mt. Ross) 
have supplemented this record materially, especially among 
female lines. Some of the descendants of Direck Spoor 
still reside in Sheffield and neighboring towns. Among 
these the name was changed first to Spur and later to Spurr. 1 
Other members of the family migrated to central and western 
New York toward the close of the eighteenth century and 
later. These have retained the original spelling of the name 
and their descendants have become widely scattered. Of the 
seventeen grandsons of Direck Spoor, the descendants of only 
eight have been fully traced. 

1 16. Direck Spoor, 2 of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Johannes, 
2), b. 28 Jan. 1 7 10; bapt. 30 April 17 10, at Albany, N. Y. ; 
m. 1 May 1733, Christina Bresie (Van Alstyne) 3 who was 
b. 10 May 17 12, and had children as follows : 

1 This family is not to be confused with the English family of the same 
name in Massachusetts descended from John Spurr who settled in Boston 
in 1638, and perhaps from other English settlers. 

2 The orthography is that of the old family Bible preserved by the family of 
Mrs. Abner Roys, of Sheffield, Mass. His name appears on various records as 
Dirk and Dyrck, and on his tombstone Direck. All are Dutch forms of Richard. 

3 There is doubt as to the maiden name of Direck Spoor's wife. Her 
tombstone at Sheffield bears the name "Christina V. A. wife of Direck 
Spoor ' ' and the descendants of the family have always supposed her name to 
have been Van Alstyne. The records of Linlithgow church, however, have the 
following entries : 

17 June 1739, Dirk Spoor and Christina Bressie witnessed at baptism of 
Mary, dau. of Abram Spoor and Geesje Bressie. 



yS SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

i. Nicholas, b. 24 May 1734 (recorded at Catskill). 
(See no. 1 17.) 

ii. Makv, b. 30 May 1736; m. Wilkin Halenbeck. and 
had children baptized at Linlithgow: (1) Christina Halen- 
beck, bapt. 5 Feb. 175S ; (2) Jan Halenbeck, bapt 15 Jan. 
1760, at Groenebosch ; (3) Dirk Halenbeck, bapt. 3 Jan. 
1762; (4) Fytjc Halenbeck, bapt 11 March 1764; (5) Sara 
Halenbeck, bapt. 10 March 1766; (6) Lena Halenbeck, bapt 
20 March 1768; (7) Abraham Halenbeck, bapt 4 March 
1770; (8) Hanna Halenbeck, bapt. 15 Feb. 1772; (9) 
Michael Halenbeck, bapt. 15 May 1779. 

iii. JOHN, b. 14 May 1738. (See no. 147.) 

iv. Catlina, 1 b. 12 May 1740; m. Guysbcrt Decker, 
and had baptized at Linlithgow : (1) Louwrenz Decker, bapt. 
I Nov. 1 76 1 ; (2) Christina Decker, bapt. 22 May 1763 ; 
(3) Dirk Decker,- bapt. 26 May 1765; (4) Gresfe Decker, 
bapt. 15 Nov. 1767 at Groenebosch ; (5) John Decker, bapt. 
29 Oct. 1769 at Groenebosch ; (6) Niclaes Decker, bapt. 23 
Aug. 1772; (7) Cornelius Decker, bapt. 18 May 1774, at 
Groenebosch; (8) Gertruid Decker, bapt 13 Jan. 1779; (9) 
Isaac Decker, b. 3 Nov. 1781. 3 

v. Sarah, b. 19 Aug. 1742; bapt. 10 Oct. 1742, at 
Linlithgow, N. Y.; 4 d. 10 June 1745. 

vi. Gesia, b. 12 Dec. 1744 ; m. Nicholas Rees, and had 
children baptized at Linlithgow: (1) Dirk Rees, bapt. 19 
Aug. 1770 ; (2) Christina Rees, bapt. 1774, 5 at Kinderhook ; 
(3) Isaac Rees, bapt. 20 Sept. 1779 ; (4) Rebecca Rees, bapt. 
1 Sept. 1 78 1. Gesia Spoor Rees d. Jan. 1834. 

10 Oct 1742, Sara, dau. of Dirk Spoor and Christina Brusie, baptized. 

5 Feb. 1758, Dirk Spoor and wife, Christina Bresie, witnesses at the bap- 
tism of Christina, dau. of Willem Halenbeck and Marya Spoor. 

26 May 17C5, Dirck Spoor and Christina Bresie wore witnesses at the bap- 
tism of Dirk, son of Guysbcrt Decker and Catalyntje Spoor. 

1 In the Linlithgow records this is written Callyntje. 

2 Dirck Spoor and Christina Bresie were sponsors at this baptism. 

3 [saai Spool ami I liademia Smith were sponsors at this baptism. 

♦Johannes Spoor and Eva Sibirse were witnesses. (Sec no. 6.) 
1 Dirck SjKxjr and Christina Bresie were sponsors at this baptism. 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH 79 

vii. Hannah, b. 13 Oct. 1747; m. 1772, Tobias Van 
Deusen, and had children baptized at Linlithgow ; (1) 
Robert Van Deusen, bapt. 31 Oct. 1773; (2) Dirck Van 
Deusen, bapt. 6 May 1775 ; (3) Johannes Van Deusen, 
bapt. 1 1 Feb. 1777. 

viii. Abraham, b. 29 Jan. 1749. (See no. 149.) 

ix. Isaac Derick, b. 22 Sept. 1752. (See no. 164.) 
Direck Spoor was probably married at Catskill, N. Y., 
or at least lived there at the time of the birth of his first 
child, Nicholas, who is recorded on the list of baptisms 1 
Sept. 1734. He lived afterward at Copake and removed to 
Sheffield, Mass., 1762. He was a farmer and settled on the 
Under Mountain road about three miles west of the village 
of Sheffield and directly under Mount Everett — the dome 
of the Taconics. He died 28 May 1780, ae. 70; his wife, 
Christina, d. 12 June 1795, ae. 83. They were long 
buried in a private cemetery near their original home, but 
in May 1879, 1 they were removed with others of the family 
to the village cemetery at Sheffield, where a monument was 
erected by some of their descendants. The movement re- 
sulting in this removal originated with the sons of Moses 
Spur (no. 165) and was largely carried out by them. The 
monument is a tall granite shaft and the original head- 
stones are placed in a circle about it. The graves of Direck 
Spoor and those of his brothers, Johannis, at Coxsackie, 
and Abraham, at Copake, are the oldest that have been 
found. 

1 1 7. Nicholas Spoor, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Direck, 

1 16), b. 24 May 1730 ; m. Sarah , and had children : 

i. Derick, b. 1 5 Nov. 1754. (See no. 118.) 
ii. Catharine, b. 29 Jan. 1757. 

iii. John, b. 30 Jan. 1759; bapt. 1 April 1759 at Lin- 
lithgow ; was a soldier in the War of the Revolution ; d. 

1 This was exactly ninety-nine years after Direck Spoor's first burial. 



SO SPOOR FAMILY IN AM l.K 1 1 \ 

June 1 7 7 s "in Pennsylvania, in the unholy war." 1 (Sec 
no. 122.) 

iv. Abraham, b. 24 Oct. 1761. 2 (Sec no. 133.) 
v. William, b. 24 Oct. 1764; bapt 29 Jan. 1765, at 
Linlithgow. (See no. 134.) 

vi. CHRISTINA, 1>. i i March 1766 ; m. , Isaac I. Van 

Deusen, and d. 2 Sept. 1830. 

vii. Michael, b. 25 April 1768 ; bapt. 12 June 1768, at 
Linlithgow. (See no. 146.) 

viii. Sarah, b. 13 Aug. 1770; m. Abram Van Deusen ; 
d. 3 Dec. 1837. 

Nicholas Spoor lived on the west side of the Sheffield 
Under Mountain road at the place now occupied by his 
great-granddaughter, Mrs. Abner Roys. He d. 25 June 
1772, and is buried in the Spoor plot in Sheffield cemetery. 

1 1 8. Derick Spoor, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Nicholas, 
117), b. 15 Nov. 1754; m. 25 Dec. 1777, Dorothy Freese 3 
(b. 10 Nov. 1750), and had children : 

i. Rebeckah, b. 7 Sept. 1779, recorded at Linlithgow ; 
unm.; d. 5 March 1854. 

ii. Sarah, b. 26 June 1781 ; m. 10 March 18 10, James 
Hopkins at Great Barrington, Mass., and had children : 
(1) Dorothy Eliza Hopkins, b. 26 Nov. 18 10; d. 14 Aug. 
1 8 14; (2) Mary Emily Hopkins, b. 20 Aug. 1812; (3) 
Nicholas Spoor Hopkins, b. 1 Aug. 18 14. 

iii. Nicholas, b. 6 July 1783. (See no. 119.) 
iv. Jacob, b. 7 Jan. 1786. (See no. 120.) 
v. Law, b. 3 Aug. 1789; unm.; d. — , 1873. 
Derick Spoor was a soldier in the War of the Revolution, 
from Sheffield. He d. 28 Nov. 1832 ; his wife Dorothy d. 

1 According to the record in the old Dutch Bible in the possession of the 
family of Mrs. Abner Roys, of Sheffield, Mass. Cf. Note, p. 82. 

2 This child is recorded as being baptized at Groenebosch, 17 May 1761. 
One date or the other is evidently an error. 

3 In the Linlithgow records this is given Vrees. 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH NICHOLAS 8 I 

22 Aug. 1848. They are buried in a private cemetery on 
their homestead in Sheffield. 

119. Nicholas Spoor, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Derick, 
118), b. 6 July 1783 ; perhaps he who m. 24 Feb. 18 14 
Fanny Tucker at Great Barrington, Mass.; d. 28 April 18 14. 

1 20. Jacob Spoor, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Derick, 1 1 8), 
b. 7 Jan. 1786; m. (1) 16 Dec. 1813, Charlotte Lester, of 
Great Barrington, Mass., and had : 

i. Charlotte, b. 2 Nov. 1814; d. 8 Jan. 1816. 
He m. (2) 26 April 18 16, Bulah Stearns, and had children : 
ii. Nicholas, b. 12 Sept. 1817. (See no. 121.) 
iii. Jane, b. 22 Oct. 1822; m. 10 Nov. 1849, Abner 
Roys, farmer, of Sheffield, Mass., and had children: (1) 
George A. Roys, b. 13 Jan. 1844 (Grand Rapids, Mich.); (2) 
Edward J. Roys, b. 15 Aug. 1845 (Springfield, Mass.); (3) 
Ella J. Roys (Curtiss), b. 12 June 1848 (New York City) ; 
(4) Frederic Roys, b. 17 Jan. 1852 ; d. 7 Nov. 1872 ; (5) 
Dorothy Elizabeth Roys, b. 10 Oct. 1855 (Sheffield, Mass.); 
(6) Burt L. Roys, b. 3 Jan. 1858 (Sheffield, Mass.). Jane 
Spoor Roys resides at Sheffield on the original homestead 
of Nicholas Spoor (no. 117). 

iv. George A., b. 20 Sept. 1827 ; d. 23 March 1833. 
Jacob Spoor was a farmer and resided on his grandfather's 
homestead ; he d. 15 May 1854 ; his wife, Bulah, d. 4 Oct. 
1874, and they are buried in the private cemetery on their 
homestead. 

121. Nicholas Spoor, of Texas, Mich, (son oi Jacob, 120), 
b. 12 Sept. 1 8 17; m. 15 March 1843, Jane Tremaine, and 
had children : 

i. Eliza, b. 11 July 1844; m. 16 Dec. 1873, John L. 
Griswold, of Lee, Mass.; afterward rem. to Everett, Mass. 
ii. George Allen, b. 3 April 1850. 
Nicholas Spoor was a farmer at Sheffield, Mass. ; afterward 
rem. to Michigan where he died 19 Sept. 1864. 



82 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

122. John Spoor, 1 of Westmoreland, Oneida Co., N. V. 
[son of Nicholas, 1 1 7), b. 30 Jan. 1759; m. 25 Nov. 1777, 
Margaret Walker, at Oriskany, N. V., and had children : 

i. Clarissa, b. ; in. Patrick Arity, of Pratt's Hol- 
low, Madison Co., N. V. 

ii. Jane, b. ; unm.; d. in middle age. 

iii. Derick, b. ; d. in infancy. 

iv. Nicholas, b. 10 Feb. 1S00. (See no. 123.) 

v. Martin, b. . 

vi. MARY, b. 19 Jan. 1805 ; in. 1 Jan. 1827, John Tillot- 
son, farmer, of Vernon, N. Y., and had: (1) Charlotte B. 
Tillotson, b. 8 Oct. 1827 ; d. 24 Dec. 1887 ; (2) John J. Tillot- 
son, b. 24 May 1829; d. 26 Feb. 1841 ; (3) Mary J. Tillot- 
son, b. 1 Oct. 1832 ; (m. Joseph Hipwell, Knoxboro, N. Y.) ; 

(4) Ann M. Tillotson, b. 13 Jan. 1835 ; d. 19 May 1856; 

(5) Annette Tillotson, b. 4 Dec. 1837 ; (6) Albert H.' Tillot- 
son, b. 6 June 1840; in Civil War, Co. A, 117th N. Y. 
Vol.; d. 26 Dec. 1884; (7) Laura A. Tillotson, b. 21 Jan. 
1843 ( m - — Walter, Vernon, N. Y.). Mary Spoor Tillot- 
son d. 22 Nov. 1864. 

vii. Lucretia, b. ; m. Milo Williams, of Mexico, 

N. Y.; no children ; d. at Mexico, N. Y. 

viii. Trueman, b. ; unm. ; deceased. 

ix. David, b. ; unm.; died in early manhood. 

x. Jeremiah C, b. Oct. 181 2. (See no. 128.) 
John Spoor removed to Oneida Co., N. Y., when eight- 
een years of age with James Cowdi'n, and died at Westmore- 
land, N. Y., 20 Aug. 1824, ae. 65. 2 

•According to the record in the Dutch Bible owned by Mrs. Abner Roys of 
Sheffield, Mass, {cf. p. So), John Spoor died in Pennsylvania, "in the Unholy 
War," July 177S. From indubitable evidence derived from one of his children 
this statement is incorrect. It is quite probable that, not returning from the 
war, his family concluded he was dead, and so made the record. 

2 This record is derived from the Statements of Nicholas Spoor, of Glendale, 
Mass., who claimed to be the sixth child of John Spoor. This was in 1SS3, 
when Nicholas was 83 years of age. The statements do not agree with the 
record in the Spoor Bible before mentioned. 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH NICHOLAS 83 

According to information furnished by his son, Nicholas, 
he had in all nineteen children, ten sons and nine daughters, 
but we have been unable to secure further records. 

123. Nicholas Spoor, of Glendale, Mass. (son of John, 
122), b. 10 Feb. 1800, at Westmoreland, N. Y. ; m. 25 
Nov. 1823, Dotia McKee (b. 1802), and had children : 

i. George N., b. 19 Oct. 1823.'' (See no. 124.) 
ii. Albert J., b. 1 Oct. 1837. (See no. 127.) 
Nicholas Spoor was a weaver by trade in various woolen 
mills in western Massachusetts and Connecticut, moving 
from place to place according to opportunities for work : 
Pittsfield, Mass., Manchester, Conn., Lee, Mass., Bristol, 
Conn., 1850-1865. He settled in Glendale, Mass., in 1867, 
where he and his wife were living in 1883. According to 
the statement of his grandson, Nicholas Spoor and his 
wife moved forty times in fifteen years. He died at Glen- 
dale, Mass., about 1886. 

124. George N. Spoor, of Lee, Mass. (son of Nicholas, 
123), b. 19 Oct. 1823, at Middlefield, Mass.; m. 7 Nov. 
1846, Lydia C. Clark, at Stockbridge, Mass., and had chil- 
dren as follows : 

i. Albert M., b. 10 Aug. 1847. (See no. 125.) 
ii. Zoe Jane, b. 19 Feb. 1849; m. 18 Feb. 1872, 
Franklin Brace, of Stockbridge, Mass., later of Lee, Mass., 
and had: (1) Franklin Brace, b. 28 Nov. 1872; d. in in- 
fancy ; (2) Harry Brace, b. 15 April 1874 ; (3) Mary Brace, 
b. 13 July 1875 ; d. 29 July 1875 ; (4) Walter Brace, b. 2 
Nov. 1876; (5) George Brace, b. 3 May 1879. 

George N. Spoor was in charge of spinning rooms in 
woolen mills and afterwards (1869) was millwright in paper 
mills at Lee, Mass. 

125. Albert M. Spoor, of Marinette, Wis. (son of George 
N., 124), b. 10 Aug. 1847; m - l Feb. 1871, Maggie A. 
Howieson, of Stockbridge, Mass., and had children : 



84 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

i. Ci.akk HnwiKsoN, b. II Feb. 1872. (Sec no. 126.) 

ii. Ina Gertrude, b. 5 July 1874 ; d. 11 May [877, at 
Ler, Mass. 

iii. Rutherford George, b. [9 Jan. 1877; served in 
the Spanish-American War, Apr.— Nov. [898, in Co. I, 2d 
Wisconsin Infantry, participating in the Puerto Rico cam- 
paign. Resides at Marinette, Wis. 

iv. Eva May, b. 2 Dec. 1878. 

v. Fkieda Edith, b. 11 Oct. 1880. 

vi. John Robert, b. 16 March 1887. 

vii. Fayette Ernest (twin), b. 22 Sept. 1890. 
viii. Fern Echo (twin), b. 22 Sept. 1890 ; d. 22 Sept. 
1 89 1, at Marinette, Wis. 

Albert M. Spoor learned the trade of weaver, following his 
father and grandfather, and afterward that of carpenter. He 
was in Lincoln, Neb., 1871-1873 as contractor and builder, 
and from 1S73-1S84 at Lee, Mass. In 1884 he became 
foreman of one of the mills of the Marinette and Menominee 
Paper Co. at Marinette, Wis., where he remained until his 
death, 3 Oct. 1900. 

126. Clark Howieson Spoor, of Marinette, Wis. (son of 
Albert M., 125), b. 11 Feb. 1872, at Lincoln, Neb.; m. 24 
June 1900, Bessie Dagget, of Marinette, Wis.; is engaged 
in the meat business at Marinette. 

127. Albert J. Spoor, of Glendale, Mass. (son of Nicho- 
las, 123), b. 1 Oct. 1837 ; m. 1859, Frances Carver, of Bolton, 
Conn. He has been a spinner and painter. 

128. Jeremiah C. Spoor, of Mexico, N. V. (son of John, 
122), b. Oct. 1812; m. 1835, Margaret Kelley, and had 
children : 

i. Charles E., b. Oct. 1836; d. 1863. 

ii. George W., b. 13 May 1839; d. 1879. 

iii. Fayette, b. 15 Nov. 1841. (See no. 129.) 

iv. Alfred D., 13 April 1844. (See no. 130.) 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH NICHOLAS 85 

v. Franklyn H., b.22 Aug. 1846. 
vi. David S., b. 15 April 185 1. (See no. 131.) 
vii. James J., b. 11 May 1853. (See no. 132.) 
Jeremiah C. Spoor was a farmer at Mexico and d. 8 April 
1875. 

129. Fayette Spoor, of Parish, Oswego Co., N. Y. (son 
of Jeremiah C, 128), b. 15 Nov. 1841 ; m. 4 July 1864, 
Cordelia Sobels, and had children : 

i. Mabel Gertrude, b. 17 July 1865. 
ii. Nelson, b. 12 March 1867. 
iii. Jay, b. 18 March 1870. 
'v. George, b. 12 Sept. 1872. 
v. Mary, b. 19 Aug. 1874. 
vi. Roscoe, b. 20 Sept. 1878. 
Fayette Spoor is a farmer at Parish. 

130. Alfred D. Spoor, of Mexico, N. Y. (son of Jere- 
miah C, 128) ; m. ; is a farmer near Mexico. 

131. David Snell Spoor, of Boston, Mass. (son of Jere- 
miah C, 128), b. 15 April 1851; m. 26 July 1873, Jane 
Phillips, and had children : 

i. Myrtle, b. 30 May 1874. 
ii. Rosa B., b. 20 Nov. 1880. 
iii. Claude, b. 16 April 1886. 
David S. Spoor is a hotel-keeper in Boston. 

132. James J. Spoor, of Jackson, Mich, (son of Jeremiah 
C, 128), b. 11 May 1855 ; m. 1880, Addie A. Fairbanks; 
is a salesman at Jackson, Mich. 



133. Abraham Spoor, of (son of Nicholas, 117), 

b. 24 Oct. 1 76 1. He was a soldier in the Revolution from 
Sheffield, Mass., and is said 1 to have removed later to 
Canada, or near the border, where he was engaged in a 

This information came through his nephew (Nicholas Spoor, no. 123). 



S6 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

lumber business, for which he found a market at Albany, X. 
Y. lie was married and two sons were mentioned as visit- 
ing his brother, John, in Oneida Co., N. Y. Nothing 
further is known of his descendants. He d. 22 Nov. I S 3 I . ' 



1 34. William Spoor, of St. Albans, Vt. (son of Nicholas, 
117), b. 24 Aug. 1764; m. at Sheffield, Mass., 23 Nov. 
1789, Rhoda Spoor (dau. of John Spoor, no. 94). He is 
said to have had the following children : 

..' „ I Nothing is known of these members of the 

11. Susie. > 
... A I family. 

111. Anna. J 

iv. Orange, b. 22 Nov. 1797. (See no. 135.) 

v. Allen, 2 ( Nothing further is known of these mem- 

vi. William. 3 \ bers of the family. 

William Spoor was a soldier in the Revolution from Mt. 

Washington, Mass., and probably rem. later to St. Albans, 

Vt., where his son, Orange, is said to have been born. 

135. Orange Spoor, of Clarenceville, Province of Quebec 
(son of William, 134), b. 22 Nov. 1797 in St. Albans, Vt; 
m. 3 Sept. 1 8 18, Fanny Friot, b. 10 June 1800, dau. of 
Joseph and Jane (Philo) Friot, and had children : 

i. Joseph Abraham, b. 1 Oct. 1820. (See no. 136.) 
ii. John, b. 22 Nov. 1822. (See no. 138.) 
iii. Maranda Jane, b. 10 April 1824; m. William 

Kelley, and had several children ; she lived and died in 

Waterford, N. Y. 

1 According to the Bible in the Roys family. (See p. 80.) 

2 According to A. O. Spoor (no. 145) Allen Spoor had a son, Nelson T. 
Spoor, who lived at one time in Omaha, Neb. lie is doubtless the same 
Captain Spoor who was a native of Vermont and served in the 2nd Iowa 
Battery in the Civil War. He also had a brother, Miles Spoor. 

3 According to A. O. Spoor, a granddaughter of William Spoor, Miss 
May Spoor, resides at Winooski, Vt. William Spoor was also said to have 
had children: Henry, Malcolm, Morry and Mary. 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH NICHOLAS 2>J 

iv. Julia, b. 18 Aug. 1827; m. 1 Jan. 1851, Ezra 
Babcock, of Alburgh, Vt. (b. 20 June 1823 ; d. 25 March 
1899 at State Hospital, Ogdensburgh, N. Y.), and had 
children : (1) Amy Babcock (Smith), b. 24 Feb. 1852 (Burke, 
N. Y.) ; (2) John Wesley Babcock, b. 25 Nov. 1854, 
(Oshawa, Ont.) ; (3) Mary Ann Babcock (Hutchins), b. 
Aug. 1867 (Burke, N. Y.) ; (4) William Austin Babcock 
(Burke, N. Y.) ; (5) Elizabeth Babcock (Williamson) (Burke, 
N. Y.). Julia Spoor Babcock d. 29 Oct. 1865 at Burke, 
N. Y. 

v. Eliza Ann, b. 19 Sept. 1829; m. 1 Jan. 1849, Noah 
Mandego, and had several children ; she lived in Stonsted, 
Quebec, and died at that place. 

vi. Andrew, b. . (See no. 140.) 

vii. William Barnabas, b. 10 Aug. 1836 (see no. 141). 

viii. Mary Maria, b. 13 May 1839; m. 16 Sept. 1864, 
Rev. Henry G. Day (b. 20 Dec. 1838 at Moncton, Vt.; 
educated at Ft. Edward (N. Y.) Institute and Concord 
(N. H.) Biblical Institute), a clergyman of the M. E. Church 
now residing at Slayton, Minn., 1 and had children: (1) 
Theodore Wesley Day, b. 9 Oct. 1 866 ; a soldier in the Span- 
ish-American War, in 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; elec- 
trician at Toledo, O.; (2) Alvin Henry Day, b. 2 May 1869, 
printer at Slayton, Minn. 

ix. Austin Orange, b. 26 March 1842. (See no. 145.) 

Orange Spoor removed early to Canada where he was an 
innkeeper ; he served five years in the British Army, being 
promoted to Captain's orderly at sixteen and serving in the 
War of 18 12. His wife d. 3 June 1846, and he d. March 
1852, at Clarenceville. 

136. Joseph Abraham Spoor, of Alburgh, Vt. (son 01 
Orange, 135), b. 1 Oct. 1820; m. (1) Jan. 1841, Eliza- 
beth Sails, and had : 

1 We are indebted to Mr. Day for a very full account of the descendants of 
this branch of the family. 



SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

i. II i kam Isaac, b. 6 Sept. 1842. (See no. 137.) 

ii. Rachel Jans, b. , 1844; d. March 1846. 

Joseph A. Spoor was a farmer at Clarenceville, Province 
of Quebec, and afterward at Alburgh, \'t. His w., Eliza- 
beth, d. 1846 and he m. (2) 1847, Mary Ann Wheeler, 
who d. 1874, at Ripton, Vt. He d. 6 Aug. 1S83, at St. 
Luke's Hospital, New York City. 

137. Hiram Isaac Spoor, of Ripton, Vt. (son of Joseph 
Abraham, 136), b. 6 Sept. 1842, at Clarenceville, P. Q. ; 
m. 23 May 1866, Marion C. A. Phillips (b. 12 Oct. 1840, 
at Ripton, Vt.), and had children : 

i. Elizabeth Nancy, b. 17 March 1867; m. 5 Aug. 
1 89 1, Charles Alexander Shampeney, of Hancock, Vt., 
and has: Worth Alexander Shampeney, b. 5 Feb. 1893. 
ii. Charles Hiram, b. 29 March 1869. 
Hiram I. Spoor is a manufacturer, lumber dealer and 
farmer. He was a soldier in the Civil War in Co. K, 1 ith 
Vermont Volunteers, 1862-1865, and was a prisoner with 
his uncle (no. 145) in the same prisons; lived at Alburgh, 
Vt., 1851-1862; since the war, at Ripton, Vt. (Present 
address Broad Leaf, Addison, Vt.) 

138. John Spoor, of Hart, Mich, (son of Orange, 135), 
b. 22 Nov. 1822 ; m. 26 Nov. 1863, Martha Sarah Powers, 
dau. of Charles and Roena Powers (b. 1 Dec. 1844), and 
had children : 

i. Wesley Sherman, b. 16 June 1865 ; resides at 
Kenosha, Wis. 

ii. Henry Grant, b. 5 Aug. 1867. (See no. 139.) 
John Spoor d. at Hart, Mich., 17 Dec. 1869. His 
widow m. 1 870, Erwin A. Fuller. 

1 39. Henry Grant Spoor, of Kenosha, Wis. (son oijohn, 
I38),b. 5 Aug. 1867, at Hart, Mich.; m. 7 May 1890, Mary 
Idabelle Savage (b. 24 May 1870), and has children : 

i. Glen D., b. 11 March 1891. 
ii. Leo E., b. 30 March 1892. 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH NICHOLAS 89 

140. Andrew Spoor, of Cleveland, Ohio (son of Orange, 
135), b. at Clarenceville, Quebec ; m. (i) Sophia Wood- 
ruff, by whom he had one child. He afterwards married a 
second time. He removed early in life to Cleveland, Ohio, 
and is said to have died there, but his further history is un- 
known to his brothers. 

141. William B. Spoor, of Elmo, Nodaway Co., Mo. (son 
of Oratige, 135), b. 10 Aug. 1836, at Clarenceville, Quebec; 
m. (1) 1 March 1866, Serena Graves (b. 3 Sept. 1844 in 
Washington Co., Ky.), and had children : 

i. Warren, b. 29 Nov. 1866. (See no. 142.) 

ii. Julia, b. 16 July 1868. 

iii. John, b. 15 Sept. 1871 ; d. 11 Nov. 1871. 

iv. William, b. 10 Dec. 1872 ; d. 7 Oct. 1873. 

v. Bertha Jane, b. 10 March 1874; d. 2 April 1875. 
His wife, Serena, d. 24 April 1875, and he m. (2) 15 Aug. 
1875, Lydia A. Graves, sister of his first wife (b. 23 March 
1846, in Washington Co., Ky.), and had children : 

vi. George William, b. 10 June 1876. (See no. 143.) 

vii. Orange Mansell, b. 25 Oct. 1877. 

viii. Thomas Marvin, b. 20 July 1880. (See no. 144.) 

ix. Merritt Milan, b. 22 Sept. 1882 ; d. 1 1 Jan. 1883. 
William B. Spoor served in the Confederate Army dur- 
ing the Civil War, first under General Price, then (1862) in 
Co. E, 2d Mo. Infantry to the close of the war. He d. 29 
July 1890, in Nodaway Co., Mo. 

142. Warren Spoor, of Elmo, Nodaway Co., Mo. (son 
of William B., 141), b. 29 Nov. 1866; m. 18 April 1886, 
Lizzie Livengood (b. 16 Jan. 1868 in Nodaway Co., Mo.), 
and has children : 

i. Ora Serena Frances, b. 14 March 1887 ; d. 13 Nov. 
1890. 

ii. Clyde, b. 19 April 1888 ; d. 13 June 1888. 

iii. Eldon Warren, b. 24 June 1889. 



90 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iv. Infant, b. 15 June [89] ; d. 15 June 1S91. 

v. Galen Floyd, b. 4 Aug. [892. 
vi. Zii.rnx Pern, b. 15 Feb. [894. 
vii. Mary Vida, b. 5 Nov. [896; d. 1898. 

Warren Spoor is a fanner at Klmo. 

143. George William Spoor, of Elmo, Nodaway Co., Mo. 
(son of William Ik, 141), b. 10 June 1876 ; m. 8 March 1896, 
Maggie Rutledge (b. 5 Oct. 1877, in Monona Co., Iowa), 
and has one child : 

Urban Dean, b. 26 Nov. 1896. 

George W. Spoor is a farmer at Klmo. 

144. Thomas Marvin Spoor, of Elmo, Nodaway Co., 

Mo. (son of William />., 141), b. 20 July 1880 ; m. ; 

is a farmer at Elmo, Mo. 

145. Austin Orange Spoor, of Winooski, Vt. (son of 
Orange, 135), b. 26 March 1842 ; m. 3 March 1875, Har- 
riet C. Bradford, and had one child : 

Mary, b. 1875 ; d. in infancy. 

A. O. Spoor was a soldier in Co. K, 1 ith Vermont Vol- 
unteers three years during the Civil War ; was a prisoner 
1 56 days in the prisons at Bell Island, Richmond, Danville, 
Andersonville and Millen. He graduated from Middlebury 
College, 1874; joined Troy Conference of Methodist Epis- 
copal church, 1875 ; served as chaplain of the House of 
Representatives, Vermont, 1 894-5 ; has been pastor at Sara- 
nac Lake, N. Y., 1875-7; Hinesburgh, Vt., 1877-1880; 
Starksboro, Vt., 1 880-1 883 ; Pittsford, Vt, 1S83-5 ; Jay. 
N. Y., 1885-6; West Chazy, N. Y., 1S86-1889; Peru, 
N. Y., 1889-92; Winooski, Vt., 1892-1897, where he is 
now postmaster. 

1 46. Michael Spoor, of Verona, N. Y. (son of Nicholas, 
117), b. 25 April 1768; m. , Jamima Van Dcuscn. 

According to the land records of Oneida county he 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH JOHN 9 1 

bought lands of Elias Day in Verona in 18 14 and in 1829. 
His wife's name is also recorded as Jemima. The lands 
belonging to him were sold by Betsy Spoor, possibly a 
daughter, 20 Aug. 1836 ; no further information is at hand 
concerning this family. 



147. John Spoor, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Direck, 

116); b. 14 May 1738 ; m. , Christina Halenbeck, and 

had children : 

i. Direck, b. 2 March 1765 ; bapt. 26 May 1765, at 
Linlithgow. (See no. 148.) 

ii. Catharine, b. 22 Oct. 1766. 
iii. Hannah, b. 30 Jan. 1768 ; m. Peter Ham, and had : 

(1) Margaret Ham, bapt. 13 Feb. 1791, at Linlithgow, and 

(2) John Ham, b. 1793, and another son who was living in 
Pine Plains, N. Y., 1885, and perhaps other children. 
Hannah Spoor Ham d. i860. 

iv. Christina, b. 16 Aug. 1769 ; bapt. at Mt. Ross, N. 
Y., as "Styntje," 29 Oct. 1769. 
v. Mary, b. 27 Jan. 1772. 

vi. Rachel, b. 28 April 1774; m. John F. Ham, and 
covenanted with Mt. Ross (N. Y.) church, May 1823. 

vii. John, b. 12 Sept. 1775. Nothing is known of his 
further history except the item mentioned below. 

John Spoor, senior, d. of smallpox 28 Nov. 1 jy6 ; it is said 
that his brothers were taking his body for burial and the town 
authorities compelled them to stop and bury the body by the 
roadside, on the west road from Sheffield to Great Barring- 
ton about halfway between the two places on the farm long 
known as the Hubbard farm. The grave was marked by a 
stone. 1 His wife, Christina, d. of the same disease 13 Dec. 
1 776. The children were placed with relatives after the death 
of their parents, Hannah with the Van Dusens of Claver- 

] We are indebted to Mr. A. J. Spurr (no. 173) for this information. 



92 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ach, John with the Hallenbecks, near Oak Hill, Columbia 
d unity, N. Y., another went with the Van Dusens of Great 

Barrington, Mass. One of the sisters married John Cady 
and moved to the vicinity of Auburn, N. Y. 1 

148. Direck Spoor, of (son of John, 147), b. 2 March 

1765; m. 30 April 1787 Elizabeth Root, of South Fgremont, 
and removed to Western New York. 2 Further record of 

his family is lacking. 

• 

149. Abraham Spoor, of Phelps, New York (son of 

Direck, 116), b. 29 Jan. 1749 : m. (1) Sophia (Fytie) 

an d ( 2 ) Robinson, of Phelps, N. Y., and had children ■? 

i. Christina, b. 19 March 1781. 
ii. Derick Henry, b. 8 Feb. 1783. (See no. 150.) 
iii. Cornelia, b. 27 Dec. 1784. 

iv. Nicholas, b. 29 March 1787 ; said to have lived 
and died in Cattaraugus county, New York, 
v. Hannah, b. 8 June 1789. 

vi. Jacob, b. ; said to have lived in Phelps, N. Y. 

vii. John, b. . (See no. 160.) 

viii. Cornelius, said to have lived near Albion, N. Y. 

ix. James, a clergyman, lived at or near Albion, N. Y. 

x. Joseph, a clergyman of the Baptist denomination ; 

preached at Newark, N. Y., 30-35 years ago, and had several 

children ; among them daughters : Elizabeth, Almira, and 

Margaret ; said to have lived afterwards at Elmira, N. Y. 

xi. Elizabeth, m. Bliss, Albion, N. Y. 

Abraham Spoor was a soldier in the Revolution from 
Sheffield, Mass., and was constable in that place in 1778. 

1 We are indebted for this last information to Mr. John Ham, of Pine Plains, 
under date of 19 March 1S85, a descendant. 

2 The last fact is based on the verbal statement of Mrs. Mary Holmes (dau. 
of Isaac D. Spoor, no. 164) who said that lie removed to " Crooked Lake. " 

3 Of the above children nos. I and 2 are recorded in the church records 
at Linlithgow, N. Y. The first five are recorded in Mrs. Roys' Dutch 
Bible. (See p. 80.) 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ABRAHAM 93 

According to Mrs. Mary Holmes (dau. of Isaac Spoor, no. 
164), the oldest Spoor of the Sheffield family living in Massa- 
chusetts in 1882, Abraham was married twice and had six 
children by each wife. Descendants of the line of Derick 
Henry (= Richard, no. 150) and John (no. 160), both state 
that James and Joseph mentioned above were half brothers 
to their respective ancestors. More information relative to 
this man is desired. 

150. Richard Spoor (Derick Henry), of Phelps, N. Y. 
(son of Abraham, 149), m. Margaret Vanderhoof, and had 
children : 

i. Sophia, b. 13 Jan. 1809; m. 15 Nov. 1827, Chauncy 
Hinman, blacksmith, of Phelps, N. Y., afterwards Jeddo, 
Orleans Co., N. Y. (b. 5 Jan. 1808 ; d. 28 Sept. 1892), and 
had children: (1) Lydia Hinman, b. 28 Jan. 1830; (2) 
Harriet Hinman (Alvord), b. 29 June 183 1 (Shelby Basin, 
Orleans Co., N. Y.) ; (3) Margaret Sophia Hinman 
(Shaw), b. 9 April 1833 ; (4) Willis S. Hinman, b. 6 July 
1834 ; d. 1864 in the Civil War ; x (5) Olive A. Hinman, b. 
17 July 1836; d. 1838; (6) Mary E. Hinman, b. 22 April 
1838; d. 1840; (7) Charlotte B. Hijiman, b. 3 Jan. 1840; 
(8) David G. Hinman, b. 10 April 1842 ; (9) Mary E. Hin- 
man, b. 27 Oct. 1843 j ( IO ) Ellen A. Hinman, b. 7 Sept. 
1845; (11) Amelia M. Hinman, b. 17 March 1847; (12) 
Almeda M. Hinman, b. 15 May 1849; (13) Charles E. 
Hinman, b. 28 May 1858. Sophia Spoor Hinman d. 1 1 
Nov. 1877. 

ii. Garret, b. 10 Oct. 18 10. (See no. 151.) 

iii. Abraham, b. . (See no. 159.) 

Richard Spoor was a farmer at Phelps ; he d. , 

leaving a widow and the above three children ; the sons 
removed soon after to Niagara county, N. Y. 

1 Willis S. Hinman was in the army during the Civil War with four years 
of service. He was killed in the last skirmish after three horses had been 
shot under him. 



94 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

151. Garret Spoor, of Hartland, Niagara Co., N. Y. 
(son of Richard, 150), b. 10 Oct. 1810; in. 26 Feb. 1834, 
Roxic Alvord, and had children as follows : 

i. Joseph, b. 20 Nov. 1835. (See no. 152.) 
ii. Ruth Ann, b. 23 Oct. 1837; m. Henry L. Smith, 
of Medina, N. V., who was a soldier in the Civil War and 
died of wounds received in the Rattle of Gettysburg ; they 
had children: (1) Celia Smith (Carter), b. 8 June 1857 
(Chicago, 111.) ; (2) Melia Smith (St. John), b. 5 Aug. 
1S59 (Medina, N. V.) ; (3) Alfred Henry Smith, b. 12 
July 1862 (Chicago, 111.). Ruth Ann Smith d. 22 Oct. 
1872. 

iii. Mary Elizabeth, b. 21 June 1840; has resided in 
Medina, N. Y., since 1884. 

iv. Margaret Sophia, b. 1 May 1842; m. Benjamin 
Franklin Carmer, farmer, of Barker's, Niagara Co., New 
York, and has one daughter, Matie Carmer, b. 8 July 1871. 

v. Sarah Jane, b. 5 June 1844 ;' d. March 1845. 

vi. David Emery, b. 18 Jan. 1846. (See no. 155.) 
vii. Rosalie Roxana, b. 16 Dec. 1848; m. Philip Al- 
vord, of Medina, N. Y., and had five children, none of 
whom are living. 

viii. Cynthia Maria, b. 1 June 185 1; m. Henry A. 
Snyder, of Medina, N. Y., commercial traveler. 

be. Henry Garret, b. 24 April 1854. (See no. 157.) 
x. Adelbert Eugene, b. 27 March 1857; d. March 
1858. 

xi. Fred. Warner, b. 20 Feb. i860. (See no. 158.) 
Garret Spoor was a farmer at Hartland. He d. 26 Sept. 
1S82, and is buried at Johnson's Creek, Niagara Co., N. 
Y. His widow afterwards removed to Medina, N. Y., 
where she d. 16 Dec. 1888. 

152. Joseph Spoor, of North Ridgeway, N. Y. (son of 
Garret, 151), b. 20 Nov. 1835 ; m. 26 Nov. 1S55, Maiy A. 
Gates, and had children : 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ABRAHAM 95 

i. Franklin G., b. 27 Aug. 1856. (See no. 153.) 
ii. Lillian E., b. 31 July 1858; m. 4 June 1879, 
James R. Carmer, assistant foreman in car shops at Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

iii. Edwin ]., b. 12 Feb. 1863. (See no. 154.) 
iv. Lewey, b. 26 March 1865 ; d. March 1879. 
Joseph Spoor served in the 30th N. Y. Vol. Cavalry 
from spring of 1864 in Virginia until he was discharged 
Sept. 1864 on account of continued illness. He was a 
farmer at North Ridgeway and was injured in a mill while 
sawing pickets, living only four days thereafter. He d. 3 1 
May 1869. 

153. Franklin G. Spoor, of Jackson, Mich, (son of Joseph, 
152), b. 27 Aug. 1856 ; m. 25 March 1880, Amelia Munroe, 
and had children : 

i. Lillian M., b. 22 Jan. 1881. 
ii. Roy E., b. 30 March 1882. 
iii. Beatrice A., b. 26 Sept. 1884. 
Franklin G. Spoor was an engineer on the Michigan Cen- 
tral R. R., and afterwards a grocer. He d. 15 Jan. 1888. 

1 54. Edwin J. Spoor, of Jackson, Mich, (son of Joseph, 
152), b. 12 Feb. 1863 ; m. 23 Jan. 1883, Nette Cobb, and 
has one child : 

Inez I., b. 15 March 1885. 

Edwin J. Spoor was a foreman in the air brake depart- 
ment of the Michigan Car shops ; he d. 12 Jan. 1893. His 
family still reside at Jackson. 

155. David Emery Spoor, of North Granville, N. Y. (son 
of Garret, 151), b. 18 Jan. 1846; m. 24 Nov. 1867, Libbie 
Carmer, and had : 

i. Ada L., b. 23 Sept. 1873 ; m. 8 Jan. 1895, Rev. J. 
H. Messenger, now Baptist minister at East Chatham, N. 
Y., and has W. Floyd Messenger, b. 8 Jan. 1897. 

ii. Walter D., b. 13 Feb. 1875. (See no. 156.) 



96 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Duviil K. Spoor served in the 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery 
from 23 Dec. 1863, to 30 June 1865, in the Civil War. He 
received the degree of M.D. from Chicago Hahneman Med- 
ical College ; practiced in Holley, N.Y.; Schenectady, N.Y.J 
Denver, Col., and at present in North Granville, N, Y. 

156. Walter D. Spoor, of Schenectady N. Y. (son of 
David /:'., 155), b. 13 Feb. 1875 ; m. 13 Oct. 1S97, Edith 
Bates, of Lake George ; he has been a practicing physician 
at Schenectady since 1897. 

1 57. Henry Garret Spoor, of Medina, N. Y. (son of Gar- 
ret, 151), b. 24 April 1854; m. 4 July 1876, Clara 
Both rick, and has one daughter : 

Harriet E., b. 13 Nov. 1878 ; m. June 1900, J. Alton 
Smith, of Medina, N. Y. 

Henry G. Spoor is a grocer at Medina, N. Y. 

158. Fred Warner Spoor, of Lowville, N. Y. (son of 
Garret, 151), b. 20 Feb. i860; m. 17 Sept. 18S4 Alma Os- 
good, and has children : 

i. Fred Gordex, b. 11 Oct. 1888. 
ii. David Lowell, b. 20 Feb. 1894. 
Fred W. Spoor, received the degree of M.D. from New 
York Homeopathic Medical College in 1884 and practiced 
as a physician at North Creek, N. Y., for six years, then at 
North Granville, N. Y., nearly nine years, and finally rem. 
to Lowville, N. Y., where he d. 9 Aug. 1899. 

159. Abraham Spoor, of Johnson's Creek, N. Y. (son 
of Richard, 150), lived at Johnson's Creek, N. Y., was m. 
and had one daughter : 

Celicia, b. . (Afterwards lived in Buffalo, N. Y.) 

Abraham Spoor died many years ago and is buried in the 
family burying ground at Johnson's Creek, Niagara Co. 



160. John Spoor, of Phelps, N. Y. (son of Abrahavi, 
Hg) f b. ; m. Phebe Holmes, and had children : 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ABRAHAM C,J 

i. Cornelia, b. 1805 5 unm.; d. . 



ii. Lovina, b. , 1807 ; m. Stephen Spoor and lived 

near Chicago, 111., where they had one daughter. (Who 
was this Stephen Spoor ?) 

iii. Sophia, b. 1809 ; m Fairchild. 

iv. Isaac, b. 181 1. (See no. 161.) 

v. Eliza, b. 18 15 ; m. Barry, and had several 

children. 

vi. Stephen, b. 18 March 1818. (See no. 162.) 

vii. Eliezer, ) . . v , n ,,,.,, 
... ,, > (twins), b. 1 82 1 ; both died about 1840. 

vni. Miles, ( 

John Spoor was a farmer at Phelps, N. Y. He d. . 

161. Isaac Spoor, of , Idaho (son of John, 160), b. 

; m. , and had one daughter. 



Isaac Spoor left Phelps, N. Y., for California, and after- 
wards removed to Idaho, where he d. 

162. Stephen Spoor, of Baltimore, Md. (son of John, 
160), b. 18 March 18 18; m. 19 Feb. 1842, Rachel Minnis, 
and had children : 

i. Helen M., b. 5 Dec. 1842; m. L. M. Russell, of 
Troy, N. Y., now of Baltimore, Md., and has two children. 

ii. Marshall B., b. 5 Sept. 1844; d. 8 Jan. 1862. 

iii. Sophia E., b. 21 Sept. 1846; d. 9 April 1867. 

iv. William Minnis, b. 8 Oct. 1848. (See no. 163.) 
Stephen Spoor was a farmer at Phelps, N. Y., until 
1868 ; became an inventor and took out seven patents ; 
afterwards was engaged in business at Troy, N. Y., 1868- 
1882; Auburn, N. Y., 1882-1887; Bound Brook, N. J., 
1887-1892; since 1892 has resided with his daughter at 
Baltimore, Md. 

163. William Minnis Spoor, of Asotin, Wash, (son of 
Stephen, 162), b. 8 Oct. 1848; m. 27 Dec. 1887, Louisa 
Cuyler, dau. of Charles E. Cuyler, of Bervie, Bruce Co., 
Ontario, and has children : 



98 Sl'OOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

i. Charles S., b. 22 Dec. 1891. 

ii. ki 111, 1). 8 Now 1S95. 
William M. Spoor, is a minister of the M. E. Church. 
He was graduated from Drew Theological Seminary 1878 ; 
was pastor at various places in Minnesota 1 878-1 882, and 
North Dakota 1 882-1 900; was Secretary of North Dakota 
Conference 18S4-1894; since 1900, at Asotin, Wash. 



164. Isaac Derick Spoor, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of 
Direek, 116), b. 22 Sept. 1752; m. Diadamia Smith (b. 
1759). Their children born at Sheffield were as follows : 

i. Christina, b. 15 Jan. 1779; m. Archibald Ransford, 
of East Bloomfield, N. Y., and had : (1) Luther Ransford, 
b. 28 Jan. 1798 ; (2) Diadama Ransford, b. 14 Feb. 1800 ; 
(3) Juliana Ransford, b. 27 Dec. 1802 ; (4) Norman Rans- 
ford, b. 17 Nov. 1803; (5) Isaac Ransford, b. 29 Nov. 
1805 ; (6) Hannah Ransford, b. 30 Sept. 1807 ; (7) Asher 
Ransford, b. 5 Aug. 1809; (8) Christian Ransford, b. 3 Oct. 
181 1. Christina Spoor removed with her husband from 
Sheffield into the then wilderness of western New York. 
Her husband was a farmer and blacksmith, she d. 1 1 Oct. 
181 1, her death said to have been hastened by constant 
home-sickness in her distant home. The house where she 
lived and died is still standing and has undergone few 
changes since that time. 

ii. Moses, b. 16 Sept. 1780. (See no. 165.) 
iii. Lavinia, b. 15 May 1783; m. 5 May 1803, Ezra 
Doan, of Greenport, Columbia county, New York, and 
had: (1) Henrietta Doan,h. 7 May 1804; d. 12 Nov. 
1843 ; (2) Maria Doan, b. 20 July 1806 ; d. 1 Feb. 1885 ; 
(3) Eliza Doan, b. 20 April 1808 ; d. 25 Jul)- 1871 (m. 
Henry Barton); (4) Jane Doan, b. 21 Oct. 18 10; d. — , 
^56 ; (5) Lovina Doan, b. 11 May 1813; d. 31 Dec. 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ISAAC 99 

1892; (6) Helen M. Doan, b. n Dec. 1815 ; d. 16 Aug. 
1 843 ; (7) Diadama Doan (Tuller), b. 1 7 April 1 8 1 8 ; d. 
18 April 1900, at South Egremont, Mass. Lavinia Spoor 
Doan d. 27 April 1821. 

iv. Cornelius, b. 11 Feb. 1787. (See no. 176.) 
v. Derrick Isaac, b. 25 Oct. 1789. (See no 184.) 

vi. Mary, b. 7 March 1792 ; m. James Holmes, of Al- 
ford, Mass., and had: (1) Richard Holmes, b. 26 Jan. 
1 8 17; d. 16 Aug. 1820; (2) Louisa Holmes, b. 17 May 
18 19 ; (3) James Holmes, b. 24 Sept. 1829 (Van Duzenville, 
Mass.); (4) Lavinia Holmes, b. 28 Jan. 1824; d. 10 Oct. 
1847; (5) Maria Holme s,h. 7 June 1826; (6) Edmund 
Holmes, b. 24 Jan. 1829 (Rochester N. Y.); (7) Albert 
Holmes, b. 6 April 1832; d. 12 May 1854. Mary Spoor 
Holmes outlived the whole of her generation and died in 
1884, at the age of 92. 

Isaac Spoor was a soldier in the War of the Revolution, 
where he served in Capt. William Fellow's company of 
matrosses twice, in 1777 and again in 1780. He lived on 
the old homestead west of the Sheffield under mountain 
road (just west of the places of Isaac and Henry Spurr), 
where his father and mother lived until their death. He 
d. 15 July 1827; his widow, Diadamia, d. 20 Aug. 1846; 
both are now buried in the Spoor plot at Sheffield. 

165. Moses Spur, 1 of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Lsaac D., 

164), b. 16 Sept. 1780; m. (1) Hannah Holmes (b. 

1784), and had children : 

i. Charles, b. 22 July 18 10. (See no. 166.) 

ii. Squire, b. 18 April 181 2; unm.; d. 16 May 1870. 

iii. Isaac, b. 6 June 18 14. (See no. 169.) 

iv. Mary Lovina, b. 6 April 18 16; m. 18 Nov. 1841. 

Loyal T. Smith, of Sheffield, Mass., rem. to Sacramento, 

California, where he was a contractor for many years, and 

1 The members of this generation of the Sheffield branch changed the spell- 
ing of the original Spoor name. It became first Spur, and then Spurr. 



IOO Mix pk FAMILY IN AMERICA 

had children: (i) Emily Frances Smith, b. [3 Feb. [843; 
(I. young ; (2) Moses S. Smith, 1>. 28 Aug. 1845 ; d. young ; 
(3) Are/is Phelps Smith, b. 19 Sept. [848; d. young; (4) 
Loyal Edgar Smith, b. 13 Sept. 1850 (Sacramento, Cal.); 
(5) Charles Henry Smith, b. 8 Sept. [852; d, young; (6) 
Harriet A. Smith, b. 26 April 1 S54 (m. Harry Rhodes, of 
San Francisco, Cal.); (7) Sterling Wallace Smith, b. 23 
March [858 (San Francisco, Cal.). Loyal T. Smith, d. 6 
Dec. 1897. His wife Mary Lovina Smith d. 8 Jan. 1900 
at San Francisco, Cal. 

v. Henry, b. 11 Aug. 1818. (Sec no. 171.) 
vi. Hannah, b. 1 June 1820; d. 25 Aug. 1820. 
Hannah, wife of Moses Spur, d. 10 June 1820, and he 
m. (2) Esta Toby Race, b. 1782, who d. 3 Feb. 1827, and 
he m. (3) Diadama Jones (b. 1803 ; d. 18 July 1846), and 
had children : 

vii. Andrew Jackson, b. 14 June 1S28. (See no. 173.) 
viii. Edwin Williamson, b. 23 March 1830. (See no. 

1750 

Moses Spur was a farmer at Sheffield, Mass., and lived 

on the original homestead of the Spoor grant, where his 
father and grandfather had lived before him. While riding 
with his wife, they were thrown from the carriage and both 
fatally injured, he living only a short time, and his wife sur- 
viving a few weeks longer. The horse he was driving was a 
young marc, that afterwards became famous under the 
name of Flora Temple. He d. 3 June 1846, and is now 
buried in the Spoor plot of the Sheffield cemetery. 

166. Charles Spur, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Moses, 
165), b. 22 July 1S10; m. (1) 2 June 1836, Susan Cook, 
of Sheffield, and had children : 

i. Thaddeus, b. 11 March 1837; d. 22 Feb. 1839. 
ii. Henry Renselaer, b. 29 Sept. 1839. (See no. 1^7.) 
iii. Frances Hannah, b. 10 May 1842; m. 29 Oct. 
1862, Jairus X. Warner, of Great Harrington, afterwards 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ISAAC IOI 

farmer, at Sheffield, Mass., and had: (i) Charles Norton 
Warner, b. 23 Sept. 1865 (M.D. Jefferson Medical College, 
Philadelphia ; physician at Litchfield, Conn.) ; (2) Laura 
Norton Warner, b. 25 June 1867; d. 26 July 1867; (3) 
Clarence Herbert Warner, b. 24 Oct. 1 87 1 ; Frances Spurr 
Warner d. 28 Sept. 1894, at Sheffield, Mass. 

iv. Charles Erwin, b. 5 Oct. 1847. (See no. 168.) 
v. Mary Lavina, b. 4 Aug. 1850; teacher in New 
York (institution for improved instruction of deaf mutes), 
1 87 1-4, afterwards continued instruction in private family 
for several years at East Orange, N. J.; m. 6 Nov. 1884, 
Theodore F. Dexter, of Salisbury, Conn., whence she re- 
moved to Litchfield, Conn., 1900. 

vi. George, b. 16 Aug. 1852 ; d. 31 Dec. 1856. 

Charles Spur was a successful farmer and fruit grower at 
Sheffield, on the under mountain road some four miles south 
of the original Spoor settlement. His wife, Susan Cook 
Spur, d. 7 Jan. 1859 and he m. (2) 30 Nov. 1859, Emily 
Hall. He was representative from the town of Sheffield, 
in the Massachusetts Legislature, 1850. He d. 29 April 
1889. His widow, Emily Hall Spur, d. 10 Nov. 1895. 

167. Henry Renselaer Spurr, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of 
Charles, 166), b. 29 Sept. 1839; m. (1) 18 March 1862, 
Elizabeth Bushnell ; (2) 21 March 1866, Delia Newman; 
and (3) 1890, Emma Balch. Henry R. Spurr was a farmer 
at Sheffield. He d. 15 Dec. 1891. 

161. Charles Erwin Spurr, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of 
Charles, 166), b. 5 Oct. 1847; m - 2 9 Sept. 1872, Ada 
Idell Rockwell, and has children : 

i. Frances Maud, b. 29 Nov. 1875, at Glen Haven, 
Wis. Art student. 

ii. Edwin Rockwell, b. 8 Nov. 1879, at Tamora, 
Neb. Graduate of Albany Business College, 1899. 

Charles E. Spurr has been a merchant, lumberman and 
farmer residing at Pittsfield, Mass., 1 866-1 871 ; Lyons, 



102 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Iowa, 1871— 2; Onslow, Iowa, [872—5; Glen Haven, Wis., 

1875-8 ; Tamora, Neb., 1S78-92, since which time he has 
resided on his father's homestead near Sheffield, Mass. 

169. Isaac Spurr, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Moses, 
165), b. 6 June 1814; m. 12 Sept. 1842, Mary Clark, of 
Salisbury, Conn. (b. 24 March 1822), and had children : 

i. George Henry, b. 2 May 1843. (Sec no. 170.) 
ii. Mary Ella, b. 12 March 1848; m. 18 Oct. 1871, 
Gilbert Ilaviland Voorhces, of New York City, and had 
children: (1) Isaac Spurr Voorhees, b. 18 Sept. 1872 (stu- 
dent in Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute) ; (2) Gilbert BarretU 
Voorhces, b. 30 Nov. 1875 ; (3) Mary Edith Voorhees, b. 24 
Feb. 1886; d. 17 Aug. 1887. Gilbert II. Voorhces, d. 15 
Jan. 1 891. Mary Spurr Voorhces resides at Corona, Long 
Island. 

Isaac Spurr was a prosperous farmer at Sheffield and lived 
on a portion of the original Spoor homestead. He d. 17 
March 1888 ; his widow, Mary Clark Spurr, d. 23 March 
1888. 

170. George Henry Spurr, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of 
Isaac, 169), b. 2 May 1843 i m - l S Nov. 1864, Harriet 
Elizabeth Smith, and had children : 

i. Miriam, b. 6 Jan. 1870; d. 24 May 1870. 
ii. Howard Isaac, b. 3 July 1872 ; d. 16 March 1873. 
iii. Mary Clark, b. 15 Sept. 1875. Student at Barnard 
College. 

iv. Lillian Eliza, b. 25 Dec. 1877. 
George Spurr resides in Sheffield, Mass. 

171. Henry Spurr, of Guilderland, N. Y. (son of Moses, 
165), b. n Aug. 1818 ; m. 1 Jan. 1843, Margaret Coon, 
and had children : 

i. Mary Catharine, b. 6 Jan. 1S45 ; m. 1 1 Oct. 1865, 
Avery Fitch, teacher at New Salem, N. Y., and had chil- 
dren : (1) Ebcnczer Fitch, b. 5 July 1866 ; (2) Mary Catharine 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ISAAC IO3 

Fitch, b. 2 Oct. 1867, graduate of State Normal College. 
Mary Catharine Fitch, the mother, d. 18 Jan. 1868. 

ii. Alice Sage, b. 20 March 1854; m. 29 Jan. 1873, 
Howard P. Foster, contracter at Rose, N. Y., and Guilder- 
land ; now Chief of Police of Albany, N. Y., and had 
children: (1) Nellie Envin Foster, b. 31 Oct. 1875; (2) 
Charles H. Foster, b. 2 April 1878 ; (3) Henry Spurr Foster, 
b. 9 May 1881 ; (4) Florence Browne Foster, b. 27 Oct. 
1884; (5) Mary Alice Foster, b. 28 Nov. 1887. 

iii. Charles H., b. 3 Dec. 1855 ; d. 10 Aug. 1858. 

iv. Franklin J., b. 9 Aug. 1857. (See no. 172.) 

v. Cora, b. 29 May 1864 ; m. 30 Nov. 1881, William 
Wormer, of Guilderland, N. Y., farmer, and has children : 
(1) Walter Frederick Wormer, b. — May 1887 ; (2) Stanley 
Wormer, b. 4 Nov. 1897. 

Henry Spurr rem. from Sheffield, Mass., to Guilderland, 
N. Y., in 1849, where he was a thrifty farmer. His wife 
Margaret, d. 7 May 1883, and he d. 23 Aug. 1887. 

172. Franklin J. Spurr, of Guilderland, N. Y. (son of 
Henry, 171), b. 9 Aug. 1857; m. 19 May 1881, Harriet 
Tygert, and had children : 

i. Anna Maude, b. 25 May 1882. 
ii. Earl, b. 9 May 1884. 
Franklin J. Spurr after graduating at a business college 
was a grocer at Guilderland, N. Y., until his death 30 March 
1890. 

173. Andrew J. Spurr, of Correctionville, Iowa (son of 
Moses, 165), b. 14 June, 1828, at Sheffield, Mass.; m. 2 
Sept. 1850, Sarahette Johnson, dau. of Amos M. Johnson, 
of Cornwall, Conn., and had children : 

i. Sarah D., b. 28 Sept. 1852; m. Adelbert Ostrom, 
of Salisbury, Conn., and had one son. Sarah D. Ostrom d. 
1 1 Sept. 1890. 

ii. Alice R., b. 4 June 1855 ; d. 8 June 1856. 

iii. Edgar J., b. 18 Sept. 1859; d. 18 Oct. 1861. 



104 M'OOR FAMII.V IN AMERICA 

iv. ARTHUR IVES, b. 23 March 1863 ; d. 3 March 1896. 
v. Ernest Clifton, b. 25 April 1868. (Sec no. 174.) 

Andrew J. SpUtT was a farmer in Salisbury, Conn, the 
greater part of his life. He held numerous offices of trust 
in his town, and was a member of the Connecticut Legisla- 
ture in 1885 and again in [886. In 1897 he removed to 

Correctionville, Iowa. I lis wife d. 1 1 Sept. 1870. 

174. Ernest Clifton Spurr, of Correctionville, Iowa (son 
of Andre:,' /., 173), b. 25 April 186S ; m. 12 April 1893, 
Cora A. Potts, of South Egremont, Mass. He is an auditor 
in the Joyce Lumber Yard, Correctionville, Iowa. 

175. Edwin W. Spurr, of Falls Village, Conn, (son of 
JA'St-s, 165), b. 23 March 1830, at Sheffield, Mass. ; m. 21 
Feb. 1855, Paulina Esther Hall (dau. of Select and Caro- 
line (Bartholomew) Hall, of Sheffield, Mass., b. 7 April 
1835), and had children : 

i. Ida, b. 17 Nov. 1855. 
ii. Edna, b. 29 May 1877. 
Edwin W. Spurr has resided at Falls Village, Conn., 
since 1 851, where he has had a successful business ca- 
reer as a dealer in lumber and coal. He was a member of 
the Connecticut Legislature in 1897 and is president of the 
National Iron Bank at Falls Village, and of the Falls Vil- 
lage Savings Bank. His wife, Paulina, d. 1 1 Sept. 1 897. 



176. Cornelius Spur, of Mt. Washington, Mass. (son of 
Isaac D., 164), b. 11 Feb. 1786; m. Rachel Newman (b. 

1794), and had children : 

i. Major Newman, b. 181 3 ; unm. ; d. 30 Sept. 

1868. 

ii. Diadamia, b. I June 1S14; m. 30 Nov. 1837. 
Samuel B. Boyes ; lived in White's Hill, N. Y., 1 837-1 844 
Hampshire, 111., 1 844-1 861, Oregon City, Oregon, 1861- 
1865. Little Shasta, Cal., 1865 — 1887, and had children : 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ISAAC 105 

(1) Lucinda Maria Boy es (Soule), b. 20 April 1842 (Little 
Shasta, Cal.); (2) Charles B. Boyes, b. 9 Feb. 1844; d. 27 
Jan. 1890; (3) Angeline Amelia Boyes, b. 16 Feb. 1849; d. 
20 March 1855. Diadamia Spurr Boyes, d. 13 April 1887. 

iii. Eunice Charlotte, b. 20 Jan. 1 8 1 8 ; m. 2 May 
1838 Martin Field, and had children: (1) Frances Field 
(Chichester), b. 5 May 1839 ; d. 10 Dec. 1875 ; (2) Mary 
Field, b. 28 Dec. 1840; d. 13 Nov. 1844; (3) Samuel 
Field, b. 18 Nov. 1841 ; killed at second battle of Bull 
Run ; (4) Rachel M. Field (Nelson), b. 10 March 1845 ; d. 
23 May 1880; (5) Grace A: Field (Shultis) ; b. 23 Sept. 
1847 (Lee, Mass.); (6) Lois E. Field (Hood), b. 18 Jan. 
1850; d. 1 Sept. 1875; (y)William C. Field, b. 6 June 
1854 (North Colebrook, Conn.). 

iv. Clarissa Christina, b. 18 19 ; m. (1) 30 April 

1839, Jacob E. Groat, and had : (1) William Henry Groat, 
b. 14 Feb. 1840 ; soldier in the Civil War in 35th Wiscon- 
sin ; d. of disease at Vicksburg, Miss., 16 Oct. 1864. 
Jacob E. Groat, d. 9 Nov. 1842, and she m. (2), 22 Oct. 
1846, Frederick J. Groat, of Ironton, Wis., farmer ; sergeant 
in 1 2th Wisconsin during the Civil War, and had children ; 

(2) Francis Marion Groat, b. 25 Nov. 1847 (La Valle, 
Sauk Co., Wis.) ; (3) Cornelia Groat (Roys), b. 20 Dec. 
1849 (Ironton, Wis.); (4) Esther Groat (Burchell), b. 5 
Oct. 1852 (La Valle, Wis.) ; (5) Mary Groat (Burchell), b. 
27 Dec. 1854 (Shelby, Iowa) ; (6) Ellen Groat (Sanborn), 
b. 16 April 1857 (La Valle, Wis.) ; (7) Angeline A. Groat 
(Rabuck), b. 27 May i860 (Wonewoc, Wis.). Clarissa 
Christina Spurr Groat d. 23 Nov. 1888. 

v. Samuel, b. Jan. 1820. (See no. 177.) 
vi. Rachel Maria, b. 15 Feb. 1822 ; m. 26 Feb. 1842, 

David P. Turner, farmer at Mt. Washington, and had Sarah 

Angeline Turner, b. 26 March 1858 (m. F. S. Shepherd). 

Rachel M. Turner has resided in Great Barrington, Mass., 

since 1883. 



106 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

vii. Isaac, h. 3 Sept 1825. (Sec no. 178.) 
viii. J UfES W., b. 4 April 1828. (Sec no. l8l.) 

be 1'ammia Ellen, b. 15 Aug. 1831 (twin); m. 10 
Oct. 1853, Nathaniel Dibcll, and had one child, Elizabeth 
Dibdl (Lang), b. (8 May 1869 (Locust, Mich.). Pamelia 
E. Spun Dibcll d. 21 May 1892. 

x. Amelia Helen (twin), b. 15 Aug. 183 1 ; m. (1) 
Jason T. Lamson, and had : (1) Florence A. Lamson, b. 2 
Feb. 1854 (m. Reuben Harvey Beals, of Great Barrington, 

Mass.) ; (2) Jason Sf^urr Lamson, b. 2 May 1856 (Ironton, 

Wis.); (3) Eunice Lamson, b. 25 Dec. ; d. in infancy; 

(4) Susie Amelia Lamson, b. 21 Nov. 1862 (m. Hiram 
Whitney, of Winsted, Conn.). Amelia H. Lamson m. (2) 
Edward Stratton, and (3) 23 Dec. 1889, Henry Pendleton, 
of Lee, Mass. 

Cornelius Spur was a clothier at Egremont, Lenox, and 
Sheffield, and in 1821 removed to a farm on Mt. Washing- 
ton, where he d. 17 July 1848; his widow, Rachel, d. 15 
Jan. 1862 ; they are buried in the Spoor plot in Sheffield 
cemetery. 

177. Samuel Spurr, of Mt. Washington, Mass. (son of 
Cornelius, 176), b. Jan. 1820; m. Mary Schutt, and had 
children : 

i. Marvette, b. 1844; d. 15 Jan. 1858. 

ii. Alice Emeline, b. 6 Sept. 1847; m. 16 Oct. 1870, 
Albert James Hyde, carpenter and joiner, and had children : 
(1) Etta Julia Hyde, b. 26 Dec. 1871 ; (2) Elizabeth Bathana 
Hyde, b. 1 Oct. 1873; (3) Charles Welford Hyde, b. 24 
April 1875; (4) Estella M. Hyde, b. 9 Feb. 1 88 1 ; (5) 
Samuel William Hyde, b. 29 Dec. 1884. This family re- 
sided at Sharon, Conn., 1 870-1 871, at East Canaan, Conn., 
1 871-1893, and since 1893 at Collinsville, Conn. 

Samuel Spurr was a farmer; he d. 22 Aug. 1850, ae. 30 
yrs. 7 mos.,and is buried at Mt. Washington. 

1 78. Isaac Spurr, of Mt. Washington, Mass. (son of 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ISAAC 107 

Cornelius, 176), b. 3 Sept. 1825 ; m. 30 May 1854, Adaline 
E. Schutt, and had children : 

i. Hattie A., b. 30 April 1855; m. 31 Oct. 1877, 
George Sterling Whitbeck, now of Northampton, Mass., 
and had : (1) Harry Spurr Whitbeck, b. 14 July 1880 ; (2) 
Clareitce Alfred Whitbeck, b. 10 July 1885; (3) Sterling 
Ray Whitbeck, b. 23 Aug. 1887; (4) Mildred Adelia Whitbeck, 
b. 20 Nov. 1 89 1. 

ii. Charles W., b. 12 Oct. 1857. (See no. 179.) 
iii. Alfred Isaac, b. 13 Nov. 1865. (See no. 180.) 
Isaac Spurr was a farmer at Mt. Washington, where he 
lived on his father's homestead and where he d. 10 Jan. 
1900. He conducted for many years a summer home for 
city people, which enjoyed a large and select patronage. 
At his death this enterprise passed into the hands of his son, 
Alfred I. Spurr (no. 180). 

179. Charles W. Spurr, of Egremont, Mass. (son of 
Isaac, 178), b. 12 Oct. 1857; m. 17 Dec. 1881, Mary A. 
Weaver, and has one child : 

Ray W., b. 20 Sept. 1882. 

Charles W. Spurr is a farmer at Egremont. 

180. Alfred Isaac Spurr, of Mt. Washington, Mass. 
{son ot Isaac, 178), b. 13 Nov. 1865; m. 12 June 1890, 
Damia Soule, granddaughter of Diadamia Spurr Boyes 
(dau. of Cornelius Spur, no. 176), and has children : 

i. Marjorie, b. 30 March 1891. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 31 July 1899. 
Alfred I. Spurr resided in California, 1889-90. He is a 
graduate of the American Veterinary College, of New 
York. He lives on the homestead of his grandfather where 
he conducts a summer home for city people. 

181. James W. Spurr, of Mt. Washington, Mass. (son 
of Cornelius, 176), b. 4 April 1828 ; m. Jane Ostrander (b. 
18 April 183 1 ), and had children : 

i. George W., b. 1 Feb. 1849. (See no. 182.) 



108 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ii. Frank David, b. 7 Sept. 1850. (Sec no. 183.) 

iii. CARRIE K.. b. 29 May 1854; m. Ezra Carpenter, 
of Salisbury, Conn. 

iv. Ada A., b. 22 Aug, 1856; m. David Jones, of 
Salisbury, Conn. 

v. W1111 am, b. 26 Aug. 1 86 1. 
\i. Eliza J., b. 16 July 1864; m. Albert Silvernail, of 
Salisbury, Conn. 

\ ii. Edward J., b. 31 May 1870. 

lames W. Spurr was a farmer at Mt. Washington, Mass.; 
he d 3 Oct. 1892, at Salisbury, Conn. 

182. George W. Spurr, of New Britain, Conn, (son of 
James I/'., 181), b. 1 Feb. 1849; m. (1) 27 July 187 1, Emma 
Ingraham, and had children : 

i. Bert B., b. 3 April 1872. 

ii. Arthur J., b. 16 Jan. 1874. 

iii. Charles W., b. 13 Oct. 1877. 
He m. (2) 29 May 1880, Nellie M. Eddy, and had chil- 
dren : 

iv. James Waldo, b. 6 Nov. 1883. 

v. George W., Jr., b. 19 April 1S86. 
George W. Spurr is a laundryman at New Britain. 

183. Frank D. Spurr, of Salisbury, Conn, (son of James 
If'., 181), b. 7 Sept. 1850; m. Lydia Shook, and had chil- 
dren : 

i. Katie Luella, b. 2 Sept. 1875. 
ii. Mary Eliza, b. 17 April 1877. 
iii. Grace, b. 22 March 1879. 
iv. Malcolm, b. 17 June 1882. 

v. Frances, b. 10 Nov. 1885. 
vi. Rose, b. 15 July, 1887. 
vii. Frank, b. 18 Feb. 1891. 
viii. Raymond, b. 20 June 1894. 
ix. Margaret, b. 20 Oct. 1896 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH ISAAC IO9 

184. Derrick Isaac Spur, of Sheffield, Mass. (son of 
Isaac D., 164), b. 25 Oct. 1789; m. 29 May 18 14, Harriet 
Willoughby 1 (b. 29 May 1793), and had the following 
children born at Sheffield : 

i. Norman, b. 2 1 March 18 15. (See no. 185.) 
ii. Emily Jane, b. 6 Aug. 1816; m. 15 Dec. 1836, 
Rodney Sage, farmer, of Sheffield, Mass., and had Alice B. 
Sage, b. 22 April 1838 (now living at Sheffield). Emily J. 
Sage, d. 3 April 1843. Rodney Sage d. 1 Feb. 1885. 

iii. Franklin, b. 21 July 18 18 ; unm.; lived on his 
father's homestead until his death, 6 Feb. 1890. 

iv. Ann Jane, b. 29 Dec. 1823; m. 9 Oct. 1850, 
George Whittlesey, of Salisbury, Conn., who d. 25 May 
1852. Ann J. Whittlesey, d. 19 May 1882. 

Derrick I. Spur was a member of the Massachusetts 
Legislature in 1836 ; he lived on the east side of the Shef- 
field under mountain road not far from the original Spoor 
homestead, where he was engaged in farming and fruit 
raising. 

185. Norman Spurr, of Salisbury, Conn, (son of Derrick 
Isaac, 184), b. 21 March 181 5 ; m. 23 Aug. 1841, Esther 
Ives, dau. of Cephas and Nancy (Clark) Ives, of West 
Goshen, Conn. (b. 25 Nov. 18 18), and had children : 

1 Harriet Willoughby was the daughter of Salmon and Salome (Jeffers) 
Willoughby. Salmon Willoughby was born 22 Sept. 1762, at Goshen, Conn., 
and settled first in Cornwall, Conn., and in 1814, in Sheffield, Mass. He 
was the son of John and Olive (Smith) Willoughby. John Willoughby was 
born 2S June 1729, and lived in Goshen, Conn. He was a son of John 
and Mary (Dibble) Willoughby, who purchased land in Goshen, Conn., in 
1 741. 

Salome Jeffers was born 16 July 1762, at Cornwall, Conn., daughter of 
John and Mary (Howland) Jeffrey. John Jeffrey was a somewhat noted 
fighter in the Indian wars who setded in Cornwall, Conn., about 1752 ; he was 
the son of John and Sarah (Bishop) Jeffrey, of Stamford, Conn., where the 
first John Jeffrey was admitted as inhabitant in 1727. Salome Jeffers Wil- 
loughby died 8 Sept. 1838, and was first buried with the Spoors at the family 
cemetery, but with them was removed to the Sheffield cemetery in 1879. 



I 10 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

i. Emily Jam:, b. 8 May 1843 ; m. 28 Feb. 1877, 
S. Hammond, farmer, of Wot Goshen, Conn., ami 
had children : (1) Grace Annette Hammond, b. 12 Dec. 
1S77; (2) Howard Spurr Hammond, b. 18 Jan. 1885. 
ii. Alberi Cephas, b. 5 Aug. 1S44. 
iii. Marie Annette, b. 29 June 1854; m. 10 Au^. 
l88l, Lucien Marcus Underwood, teacher, now of New- 
York city, and has: Helen Willoughby Underwood, b. 5 
Oct. 1883, at Syracuse, X. Y. 

Esther Ives Spurr d. 12 May 1869. Norman Spurr m. 
(2) 14 Aug. 1878, Cornelia Sackett, of Lithgow, N. Y. 
He was a farmer residing at Sheffield, Mass., until 1854, 
and at Salisbury, Conn., 1854-1870, when he rem. to 
Dutchess county, N. Y. He was a member of the Con- 
necticut Legislature in 1867. He d. 30 March 1883, and 
was buried at Lithgow, N. Y. Cornelia S. Spurr d. 12 
March, 1895. 

V. EGREMONT BRANCH 

DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC SPOOR, I7II-I/92 (?) 

The early records of this branch of the family are more 
scattered than those of any of the sons of Johannes Spoor 
(no. 2). The greater part of the early history was derived 
from the church records of Athens, N. Y., and Linlithgow, 
N. Y. One branch of the family settled in northeastern 
Xew York and the records of that branch have been very 
full)' compiled by Miss Mary E. Spoor, of Wevcrtown, N. Y. 
Much remains to be known concerning other branches of this 
family. The burning of the town records of Egremont, 
Massachusetts, in 1850 doubtless destroyed much informa- 
tion regarding the early members of this branch of the family. 

186. Isaac Spoor, of Egremont, Mass. (son of Jolianncs, 
2), bapt. 30 Sept. 17 1 1, at Kingston, N. Y.; m. Claertje 
Brasie, 1 and had children : 

1 In the Kingston records this is given as Klaartjen lirudu. It is possible 



EGREMONT BRANCH I I I 

i. Niklaas, bapt. 22 Jan. 1743, at Kingston, N. Y. 1 
(See no. 187.) 

ii. Stephen. (Miss Mary E. Spoor, dau. of no. 199, 
states that her grandfather, Cornelius below, had a brother 
of this name who went to Virginia with Gen. Charles Lee 
as one of his body guard after the Revolution.) 

iii. Abraham, bapt. 11 Sept. 1757, at Linlithgow, N. 
Y. (See no. 193.) 

iv. Cornelius, bapt. 4 Dec. 1759, at Athens, N. Y. 2 
(See no. 194.) 

v. Christina, bapt. 11 Sept. I762, 3 at Athens, N. Y.; 
m. Ephraim Halenbeck, and had baptized at Linlithgow, 
N. Y.: (1) Dirk Halenbeck, b. 11 Feb. 1781 ; (2) Sophia 
Halenbeck, b. 25 Dec. 1782. 

vi. Caroline, 4 b. ; d. in infancy. 

vii. Mary, 4 b. ; m. Whitbeck, and had Isaac 

Whitbeck, b. at Half Moon, Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

viii. John. (Settled in Canada according to Miss Mary 
E. Spoor.) 

Isaac Spoor is reported to have lived in Egremont, Mass., 
and at the first town meeting held in 1761 he was elected 
selectman. Little more is known of him, but he is said to 
have lived after 1790 and to be buried at Greenbush, N. Y 
187. Nicholas Spoor, of Hampton, Orange Co., N. Y. 
(son of Isaac, 186), bapt. 22 Jan. 1743, at Kingston, N. Y.; 
m. Zilpah Cleveland, and had children : 

i. Chloe, b. 1764; m. Josiah Cleveland. 

ii. Deborah, b. ; m. Josiah Cleveland as a second 

wife. 

that this was a first wife, but it was more probably a case of careless orthogra- 
phy as the mother of the remaining children is as given above. 

1 At this baptism Gabriel Brudu and Jannetjen Halenbeck were witnesses. 

2 At this baptism Hieronymus Spoor and Catherina Spoor were witnesses. 
( Cf. Kinderhook Branch. ) 

3 At this baptism John Decker and Christina Spoor were witnesses. 

*■ These two are given on the authority of Miss Mary E. Spoor (dau. of 
no. 199). 



I i 2 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMI 



iii. Louisa, l>. 

iv. l.\ ma. b. - 

v. Poi i y, b. - 

vi. ZlLPAH, b. 



\ii. David, b. 4 July 1784. iSccno. 188.) 

viii. Jonathan, b. . 

be. Corn] 1 1 \, b. . 

x. Alice, 1>. . 

xi. Cornelius, b. . 



Nothing further is known of this family or any of its 
members except the descendants of David. The above list 
of children is that recorded in the Cleveland genealogy 
(p. 298). Mrs. Cornelia Boyce, of Franklin, N. Y., dau. 
of 1 ).i\ id Spoor ( no. 188 ), states that there were additional 
children, Charles and Betsey. 

188. David Spoor, 1 of Franklin, Delaware county, N. 
Y. (son of Nicholas, 187), b. 4 July 17S4 ; m. Polly Buell, 
a native of Connecticut, and had children : 

i. Ozias Stevens, b. 15 Sept. 1806. (See no. 189.) 
ii. Betsey Maria, b. 16 Feb. 1809 ; d. 6 Sept. 1888. 
iii. Abel Buell, b. 10 Nov. 1812 ; d. Feb. 1853. 
iv. Juliette, b. 11 Sept. 181 5 ; d. 17 May 1878. 
v. David Harry, b. 18 Oct. 1817. (See no. 192.) 
vi. Mary Harriet, b. 1 Feb. 1820; d. 9 Aug. i860, 
vii. Sarah Olivia, b. 13 Nov. 1822. 
viii. Cornelia Antoinette^. 8 Nov. 1827; m. 28 Feb. 
1854, John Boyce, of Franklin, N. Y., and had : (1) diaries 
Boyce and (2) Mary Boyce. 

David Spoor was a millwright by trade ; he was a soldier 
in the War of 18 12 ; his mess chest made by himself is in 
the possession of one of his great-granddaughters, Mrs. 



1 The members of this family were discovered too late to verify as far as 
arable the early history of this line. It is pos 

Orange and Delaware counties. New York, wi 
formation regarding the ancestry of I 'avid Spoor. 



desirable the early history of this line. It is possible that the county records 
hi Orange and Delaware counties, New York, will reveal some additional in- 



EGREMONT BRANCH I 1 3 

Frank Hall, of Denver, Col.; he was reputed to have the 
strength of three ordinary men ; he d. at Franklin, N. Y., 
May 1853. 

189. Ozias Stevens Spoor, of Windsor, Broome Co., N. 
Y. (son of David, 188), b. 15 Sept. 1806; m. 1830, Harriet 
Curtis, and had children : 

i. David Fitch, b. 16 Dec. 1833. (See no. 190.) 
ii. Mary A., b. 10 April 1835 ; d. 5 Jan. 1856. 
iii. George Emory, b. 17 March 1837. (See no. 191.) 
iv. Antoinette C, b. 6 March 1839 ; d. 31 July 1865. 
v. Ruth O., b. 3 April 1841. 
vi. Cynthia M., b. 21 April 1842. 
Ozias S. Spoor was a miller and resided in Delaware and 
Broome counties, N. Y. He d. 21 June 1842. 

190. David Fitch Spoor, of Fairfield, Iowa (?) (son of 
Ozias Stevens, 189), b. 16 Dec. 1833 ; m. and had three sons : 

i. Francis. 

ii. George. 

iii. Willard. 

After the death of the father the sons continued to live 

near Fairfield, Iowa. 

191. George Emory Spoor, of Spokane, Wash, (son of 
Ozias Stevens, 189), b. 17 March 1837; m. 24 Oct. 1867, 
Bella H. White, of Troy, N. Y., and had children : 

i. Maude L., b. 21 July 1873. 
ii. Harriette, b. 30 Jan. 1879. 
iii. Fred Ozias, b. 20 April 1882. 
George E. Spoor has been in mercantile business in New 
York, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and California and settled 
in Washington in 1887 where he is a member of the firm of 
Spoor, Steele & Co. dealers in real estate, in Spokane. He 
taught school in Michigan 1858-9 and was a lieutenant in 
the 7th California volunteers during the Civil War and was 
mustered out in 1 866. 



114 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

192. David H. Spoor, of Belvidere, 111. (son of David, 

iSS), 1). 18 Oct [817; 111. (1) Emeline Brandt, and had 
children : 

i. GrACIA R.OMELIA, 1). -4 Nov. I S43 ; d. Aug. 1 870. 

ii. Abel B., 1>. . (Sec no. 192a.) 

iii. Charles E., b. . Lives in Evansville, Wis. 

iv. Julia Elizabeth, b. 10 May 18495 m. (1) 19 Oct. 
1S69, Stephen \Y. Chase, a tinner, who died two weeks after 
his marriage, and she m. (2) 14 Feb. 1S71, George S. Mc- 
Laury, by whom she had : (1) Effie Romelia McLaury, b. 
5 March 1873 ; m. W. S. Tallman, of Whittemore, Iowa, 
and (2) Ambrose Boyce McLaury, b. 19 Sept. 1875, Finan- 
cial Secretary' of the Salvation Army, Minneapolis, Minn. ; 
Julia E. McLaury m. (3) 25 Aug. 1900, Daniel A. Larkin, 
of Belvidere, 111. 

v. James A., b. 20 Dec. 1850. (Sec no. 192b.) 
vi. Mary Sophronia, b. 5 Sept. i860; d. Sept. 1880. 
David H. Spoor m. (2) Jan. 1885, Emeline Berry, who died 
3 April 1892, and he m. (3) 24 Nov. 1S92, Cynthelia 
Bozley. He was a farmer at Belvidere for twenty years and 
d. 25 June 1898. His widow still resides at Belvidere. 

192a. Abel B. Spoor, of Whittemore, Iowa (son of 
David //., 192), b. ; m. Helen Ten Eycke ; is a liv- 
ely man. 

192b. James A. Spoor, of Armstrong, Iowa (son of 
David H., 192), b. 20 Dec. 1850; m. 15 March 1877, 
Alice Hale, and had the following children : 
i. Emmet D., b. 20 Oct. 1878 (see 192c). 
ii. Claude W., b. 10 March 1882. 
iii. Deloss J., b. 10 Jan. 1898. 
James A. Spoor is a liveryman at Armstrong. 

192c. Emmet D. Spoor, of Ceylon, Minn, (son of James 
.1., 192b), b. 20 Oct. 1878; m. 20 Nov. 1898, Mary 
Wagner. He is a liveryman at Ceylon. 



EGREMONT BRANCH I I 5 

193. Abraham Spoor, of St. Albans, Vt. (? son of Isaac, 
186) ; m. Rebecca Bets, 1 and had children : 

i. David, bapt. 24 Nov. 1779, at Linlithgow. (See 
no. 193a.) 

ii. Mary, b. 18 April 1787 ; m. 24 July 1814, Wm. M. 
Stearnes, and had : (1) John Wellington Steames, b. 8 Dec. 
1 81 5; d. 16 Feb. 1889; (2) Edwin Hamilton Stearnes, b. 
29 May 1 8 17; (3) Mercy How Stearnes, b. 5 Jan. 1823; 
(4) Miranda Gilmore Stearnes, b. 3 June 1828. The hus- 
band, Wm. M. Stearnes, d. 30 July 1842. Mary Spoor 
Stearnes, d. 25 May 1861. 

iii. Ephraim, bapt. 16 Oct. 1781, at Linlithgow. 

iv. Louisa, b. ; m. ; said to have " had a 

daughter, Mrs. Sarah Rawson, of Essex Junction, Vt.," but 
no further information has been obtained. 

v. Asahel, b. . (See no. 193b.) 

193a. David Spoor, of Burlington, Vt. (son of Abraham, 
193), bapt. 24 Nov. 1779, at Linlithgow, N. Y.; m. Electa 
Stearnes, and had a dau. who is said to have m. Norman 
Washburn, then of Georgia, Vt. 

David Spoor acquired land in Burlington, 14 April 1807, 
also in 1808, 1809; and sold land there in 1811. 2 

193b. Asahel Spoor, of Burlington, Vt. (son of Abra- 
ham, 193), b. ; m. (1) Patience ; and (2) Mary 

Doxey, and had a daughter : 

Sukey M. G., b. 181 1 ; d. 6 Sept. 18 14. 

The will of John Doxey (1810) mentions Mary his dau. 
as the wife of Asahel Spoor, and a stone in the cemetery at 
Burlington, Vt., reads : Mary wife of Asahel Spoor, d. 9 
Aug. 18 12, ae. 26. 

Asahel Spoor acquired a sawmill in Burlington 8 April 

1 At the baptism of the second son this name is given as Bates. 

2 The information regarding David Spoor and his brother Asahel was ob- 
tained from Hon. R. A. Taft, of Burlington, Vt., who desires further informa- 
tion. 



I l6 SPOOF FAMILY IN AMl.Kh \ 

1S06, and sold land in [820. Nothing further is known of 
his history. 

1 ,}. Cornelius Spoor, of Johnsburg, New York (son of 
. h. 14 Dec. 1760; in. Cornelia Vradenburg (b. 
lS June 1774), and had children : 

i. Clarissa, b. 15 July [792 in Greenbush, X. Y.; m. 
20 April 1808, Nehemiah Davis, of Half Moon, Saratoga 
County, N. Y., and had : (1) Jane Ann Davis, b. 8 Nov. 
1810; d. at Detroit, Mich.; (2) Eliza Davis, b. 18 Oct. 
iS 1 j ; m. George Kennicott ; d. 1 Sept. 1SS1, at Kalamazoo, 
Mich.; (V) Mary Davis, b. 31 Jan. 1815 ; d. at Kalamazoo, 
Mich.; (4) Cornelia Davis, b. I March 1818 ; (5) Charlotte 
Davis, b. 6 Oct. 1820; d. 12 Jan. 1821 ; (6) Cyrus Davis, 

b. 7 Dec. 1 82 1 ; d. . Clarissa Spoor Davis d. 4 May 

1824. 

ii. Abraham, b. 11 July 1795 in Greenbush, N. Y. ; 
was a soldier in the War of 18 12 ; d. 21 March 1832 in New 
York city. 

iii. Stephen, b. 25 Jan. 1798. (See no. 195.) 
iv. John Wesley, b. 22 Jan. 1801. (See no. 198.) 
v. James Martin, b. 26 April 1803. (See no. 199.) 
vi. Maria, b. 5 Dec. 1806, at Half Moon, N. Y.; m. 
(1) 16 Dec. 1824, Noah H. Pasko, of Johnsburg, N. Y. ( b. 
15 May 1794), and had: ( 1 ) Nehemiah Pasko, b. 2 Jan. 
1826 ; d. 3 Feb. 1837 ; (2) Clarissa Pasko, b. 1 1 Nov. 1827 ; 
d. 11 June 1834; (3) Harriet Pasko, b. 3 July 1830; d. 
13 June 1834; (4) Stephen Pasko, b. 3 Dec. 1832, manu- 
facturer, Warrensburg, N. Y.; ( 5 ) Harvey Fletcher J\rsko y 
b. 14 June 1835; d. 1 2 Oct. 1866; (6) Walter Pasko, 1 b. 
15 April 1838, manufacturer, Warrensburg, N. Y.; (7). 
Seymour Coleman Pasko* b. 20 Jan. 1841 ; (8) John H. 

'Walter Pasko enlisted in Co. I, 96th Ke.t;t. N. V. Vol. 30 Aug. 1862 ; 
discharged iS June 1S65; fought in battles of Kingston, Goldsborough, N. C, 
Cold Harbor, Drewry's Bluff, and Petersburg Heights. 

■Seymour C. Pavko enlisted in Co. I, 96th Regt. N. Y. Vol. 30 Aug. 



EGREMONT BRANCH I I 7 

Pasko, 1 b. 6 Aug. 1 844 5(9) Sherman Minor Pasko, b. 14 
May 1847; d. 31 Aug. 1847; (10) Sherman Minor Pasko, 
b. 2 May 1850. Maria Spoor Pasko d. 25 May, 1850; 
her husband 11 Oct. 1875. 

vii. Sarah, b. 26 May 1809, at Half Moon, N. Y.; m. 
21 June 1827, Joseph Pasko, of Thurman, N. Y. (b. 26 

May 1800), and had: (1) Lorenzo Pasko, b. 1829; 

d. 23 Feb. 1870; (2) John Pasko, b. 22 Oct. 1830; d. 22 
June 1853 I (3) Abram Pasko, b. 1832 ; d. March 1899 ; (4) 
Charles Harvey Pasko, b. 7 Sept. 1835 ; d. 29 Aug. 1875 ; 
(5) Cyrils Davis Pasko, 2 b. 3 Jan. 1838 ; (6) Joseph Pasko, b. 
16 Feb. 1840; d. 26 Feb. 1882 ; (7) Truman Hicks Pasko? 
b. 2 Aug. 1842 ; (8) Ann Maria Pasko, b. 26 March 1845 ; 
d. 26 May 185 1 ; (9) Foster Pasko, b. 12 Jan. 1848; d. 12 
March 185 1 ; (10) Fred Pasko, b. 185 1. Sarah Spoor Pasko 
d. in Thurman, N. Y., 30 Nov. 1885 ; her husband d. 26 
Nov. 1892 at the same place. 

viii. Davis, b. 25 Aug. 181 1, at Half Moon, N. Y. 
ix. Charles, b. 26 Nov. 18 13. (See no. 201.) 
x. Ann, b. 30 Nov. 1818, at Half Moon, N. Y.; m. 31 
Dec. 1835, Thomas Noble, of Johnsburgh, N. Y. (b. 28 
Dec. 1805), and had : (i)Charles Wesley Noble, b. 18 Sept. 
1836; (2) William Carruthers Noble, b. 9 Dec. 1840; (3) 
Thomas Lorenzo Noble, b. 27 Feb. 1846 ; (4) James Spoor 
Noble, b. 19 Jan. 1853; d. Aug. 1862. Thomas Noble, the 
father, d. at Johnsburgh, N. Y., 5 June 1870. 

Cornelius Spoor d. 8 Nov. 1826; his wife, Cornelia, d. 
18 June 1844, both in Johnsburg, New York. 

1862; wounded before Petersburg, Va., 19 Aug. 1864; d. at Fortress Mon- 
roe, 2 Sept. 1864. 

1 John H. Pasko, enlisted for the Civil War, July 1862 ; discharged on ac- 
count of sickness, and d. 14 March 1863. 

* Cyrus D. Pasko enlisted I Sept. 1864, in Co. E, I42d Regt. N. Y. Vol.; 
discharged 7 June 1865 ; engaged in battles of Fair Oaks and Fort Fisher. 

3 Truman H. Pasko enlisted in 22d Regt. N. Y. Vol. July 1862 ; wounded 
by sharpshooters, and d. at Portsmouth, Va., II July 1864. 



1 1 S SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

195. Stephen Spoor, of Webster, Mich, (son of Corne- 
lius. 194), b. in Greenbush, X. Y., 25 Jan. 1798 ; m. Susan 

dalena Rush (b. 10 Sept. 1809), and h.ul in Greenbush : 

i. John Wesley, b. 1 Dec 1827. (See no. 196.) 

ii. Julia Mary, b. [8 July 1829, at Hyde Park, X. Y.; 

m. Aug. 1865, Christopher Goodwin, of Ypsilanti, Mich., 

and had William Goodwin,b. 27 Sept. 1S67. Julia M. Spoor 

Goodwin d. in that place 21 March 1888. 

iii. Stephen Henry, b. 17 Jan. 1831. (See no. 197.) 
iv. Abram, b. 26 Dec. 1833, at Mt. Clemens, Mich.; 
started for California in 1S53 and was never heard from since, 
v. ADELINE, b. 24 Dec. 1836, at Mt. Clemens, Mich.; 
m. 28 Aug. 1873, Elias Smith, of Whitmorc Lake, Mich., 
and had: (1) James Smith, b. 8 Aug. 1874; d. n Aug. 
1S74; (2) Cora May Smith, b. 16 Aug. 1876; (3) Fred 
Elias Smith, b. 10 July 1879. 

vi. George Emmet, b. 23 Xov. 1839, at Mt. Clemens, 
Mich.; d. 14 Sept. 1854, at Farmington, Mich. 

vii. Emma Margaret, b. 19 Nov. 1842, at Webster, 
Mich.; m. 28 June 1864, John W. Williams, of Webster, 
Mich., and had : (1) Jessie Evelyn Williams, b. 1 Sept. 
1868 ; (2) Maud Jeneveve Williams, b. 29 Oct. 1870. 

Stephen Spoor lived successively at Greenbush and Hyde 
Park, N. Y., and afterwards in Mt. Clemens and Webster, 
Mich. He d. 25 June 1842; his wife, Susan, d. Oct. 1845. 

196. John Wesley Spoor, of Webster, Mich, (son of 
Stephen, 195), b. 1 Dec. 1827, in Hyde Park, N. Y.; m. (1) 
in Webster, Mich., 3 July 185 1, Laura Scadin, and had: 

i. Eliza Maria, b. 10 April 1852 ; d. at 5 mos. 
ii. Edith Lucy (twin), b. 8 May 1853 ; d. at 5 mos. 
iii. Susan Alice (twin), b. 8 May 1853 ; m. 7 July 
1892, Washington Davis, of Chesaming, Mich. 

iv. IdaAlfaretta, b. 25 Dec. 1856; d. 18 Nov. 1890. 
John W. Spoor m. (2) in Ann Arbor, Mich. 29 Oct. 
1885, Mrs. Charlotte Williams. 



EGREMONT BRANCH I 1 9 

He enlisted 9 Sept. 1861, as 1st Sergt. Co. E, 13 Mich. 
Infantry; discharged 12 Sept. 1862; commissioned 2d 
Lieut. 1st Regt. Michigan Engineers and Mechanics 1 Jan. 
1864; promoted to 1st Lieut. 3 Nov. 1864, assigned to 
command of Co. E. Served under Sherman in his march 
through Georgia and the Carolinas ; mustered out at Jack- 
son, Mich., 1 Oct. 1865. 

197. Stephen Henry Spoor, of Webster, Mich, (son of 
Stephen, 195), b. 16 Jan. 183 1, at Hyde Park, N. Y; m. 
23 April 1855, at Ann Arbor, Mich., to Louisa Rothwell 
Dodsley, and had : 

i. Kate Henrietta, b. 22 May 1857; m. 24 Dec. 
1 88 1, James W. Walling. 

ii. Jennie, b. 9 June 1859; d. 1 April i860. 
iii. Emma Louisa, b. 1 Aug. 1861. 
iv. Nellie Rothwell, b. 24 Aug. 1863 ; m. Sept. 1889, 
W. H. Talcott. 

Stephen Henry Spoor was a soldier in the Civil War in 
Co. B, 3d Mich. Cavalry. He d. 10 July 1864 at Devall's 
Bluff, Ark., and was buried at that place. 

198. John Wesley Spoor, of Half Moon, Saratoga 
county N. Y. (son of Cornelius, 194), b. 22 Jan. 1801 ; m. 
28 Jan. 1825, in Johnsburgh, N. Y., to Angeline S. Trumbull 
and d. 4 Dec. 1826 in Half Moon, N. Y. 

199. James Martin Spoor, of Johnsburgh, N. Y. (son 
of Cornelius, 194), b. 26 April 1803, in Half Moon, N. Y.; 
m. 26 Feb. 1835, Mary Noble, and had children : 

i. David Cornelius, b. 23 March 1836. (See no. 200.) 

ii. Margaret, b. 15 April 1839; d. 30 April 1898. 

iii. Clarissa Ann, b. 27 Nov. 1842; m. (1) 5 April 

1 87 1, James Mitchell Kenwill, of Johnsburgh, N. Y., and 

had : (1) Lillian Kenwill, b. 12 Jan. 1872 ; d. 6 April 1872 ; 

(2) Maggie Kemvill, b. 23 March 1874; d. 15 Nov. 1880 ; 

(3) Charles Spoor Kenwill, b. 21 Oct. 1879. 



120 SI'ooR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

fames M. Kenwill d. 2J Nov. 1880, and his widow in. 
( j i s April 1 885, Nathan Tyler Eldridge ' of Johnsburgh, N. 
V. (I). 7 May [836). 

iv. Mary Eleanor, b. 24 Oct. 1844; lives at Wever- 
town, Wamen county, New York. 

200. David Cornelius Spoor, of Johnsburgh, X. Y. (son 
of James M., 199), b. 23 March 1836: m. 1 Jan. i860, H. 
Elizabeth Armstrong (b. 3 May 1837), and had one son : 

JAMES Noble, b. 23 March 1863. Studied medicine in 
New York city one year; graduated Univ. Vermont, 1887. 
Practiced medicine in North Granville, N. Y., from 1887 to 
his death, 6 June 1890. 

David C. Spoor d. 9 May 1863, at Johnsburgh, N. Y. 

201. Charles Spoor, of Ann Arbor, Mich, (son of Cor- 
nelius, 194), b. 26 Nov. 1813, at Half Moon, N. Y.; m. 23 
Sept. 1835, Mary Bush (b. 1 1 Dec. 18 14), of Hyde Park ; re- 
moved to Michigan, and had children at Ann Arbor, Mich.: 

i. Mary Elizabeth, b. 31 Aug. 1842; m. 25 Feb. 
1864, Orvil Frank Webster, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and had : 
(1) Mary Emma Webster, b. 25 Feb. 1869; {2) Flora Edit Ji 
Webster, b. 28 March 1871. 

ii. Charles Henry, b. 10 March 1845; d. 8 March 
1846. 

iii. Charles Fredric, b. 15 Feb. 1847; d. 18 Aug. 
1889. 

iv. Louisa, b. 23 May 1849; d. 17 Aug. 1849. 

v. Susan Camilla, b. 3 Oct. 1850; m. 17 Nov. 1887, 
Dr. \V. W. Nichlos, of Ann Arbor, Mich. 

vi. Clara Evelyn, b. 25 Feb. 1853 ; m. 31 Dec. 1885, 

Eugene Mutschcl, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; d. 25 Aug. 1S95. 

vii. James William, b. 13 July 1858 ; d. 28 Oct. 1864. 

1 Nathan T. Eldridge enlisted 28 Dec. 1S63 in Co. I, 93 N. V. Vol.; dis- 
charged 19 June 1S65 ; was in battles of Deep Bottom, and Cold Harbor; at 
Second Deep Bottom engagement was taken prisoner and confined eight months 
in Libby, Belle Isle, and Salisbury prisons. 



UNTRACED FAMILIES 121 

Charles Spoor d. at Owasso, Mich., II Sept. 1896; his 
wife d. at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1 Feb. 1880. 

UNTRACED FAMILIES 

In the course of the preparation of this record, mention 
of some families has been found in records of births and 
marriages which have not been traced to any ancestors 
among the preceding branches. Other recent families have 
been found who have been unable to give sufficient infor- 
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and some others. Any additional information regarding 
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124 SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 

202. Jacob Spoor, of Taghkanick, N. Y. i-^on of Johan- 
nes, 2), 1). ; m. Singer, and had children : 

i. MARY, b. 5 Feb. 1743; m. June 1 76 1 . John Rees (b. 
<> March 1745. at Taghkanick), and had: (1) Isaac Rees,h. 

21 Sept. 1769, at Egremont, Mass; (2) John Rees, b. 20 

Oct. [779, at West Stockbridge, Mass., and probably others. 
Mary Spoor Rees d. 30 Dec. 1793; her husband d. 28 
Jan. 1825. 

ii. Katherine, b. 30 Nov. 1744 ; m. 7 Oct. 1767, Isaac 
Van Deuzen, Jr., of Van Deuzen Manor, in Great Barring- 
ton, Mass. She d. 4 May 1794, and is buried in the Van 
Deuzen Manor cemetery. 

Jacob Spoor may have had other children than the above. 
1 [e was engaged in a riot in Livingston Manor, 1755, against 
the English occupation by Robert Livingston of lands which 
the early Dutch inhabitants had obtained from the Indians. 
Nothing further is known of him or his family. 

202a. Jacob Spoor, of Linlithgow (?), N. Y. (son of 

), b. ; m. Feytje Halenbeck, and had children : 

i. Sara, bapt. 30 March 1746. 
ii. Cornelia, bapt. 29 May 1751, at Linlithgow, 
iii. Lydia, bapt. 25 July 1756, at Leeds, N. Y. 
iv. Christina, bapt. 18 Feb. 1762, at Athens. 1 
v. John Singer, bapt. 22 April 1764, at Linlithgow. 
Nothing further is known of this family though it is quite 
probable that this Jacob Spoor is the same as Jacob Spoor 
(no. 202) and that this was a second marriage. 

203. Cornelius Spoor, of Linlithgow, N. Y. (son of 
Johannes, 2), b. ; m. Cornelia , and had : 

Carels, bapt. 7 Aug. 1754, at Linlithgow. 

Nothing further is known of this branch of the family. 



Anna Maria Spoor, of Taghkanick, N. Y., b. Aug. 1717, 
m. 19 July 1744, Jonathan Nash (b. 3 Dec. 172 1 ; d. 4 
' 1 lie mother's name is here spelled Fytie (= Sophia). 



UNTRACED FAMILIES I 25 

Nov. 1793), of Great Barrington, Mass., and had children : 
(1) Sarah Nash, b. 15 April 1745; (2) Mary Nash, b. 28 
Nov. 1746 ; (i)Josiah Nash, b. 1 Jan. 1748; (4) Jonathan 
Nash, b. 3 March 1749 ; (5) John Nash- b. 26 June 1751 ; 
(6) Phinehas Nash, b. 1 June 1754; (7) Joanna Nash, b. 4 
Nov. 1755; (8) Experience Nash, b. 18 April 1760; (9) 
Daniel Nash, b. 28 May 1763. Anna Maria Spoor Nash 
d. 2 April 1799. 

Probably this woman took her name from Anna Maria 
Hanse, wife of the original Jan Wybesse Spoor, and was a 
granddaughter of this man. It is also probable that she was 
a daughter of Johannes Spoor (no. 2). 

204. Jan Spoor, of Athens, N. Y. (son of ), b. ; 

m. Rebecca , and had children baptized at Athens : 

i. Annatje, bapt. 19 Jan. 1741 ; quite possibly the same 
who m. 24 Oct. 1765, Abram Vosburg, 1 at Linlithgow, 
ii. Marya, bapt. 25 Feb. 1743. 
iii. Isaac, bapt. 25 Feb. 1745. (See no. 205.) 
iv. Antje, bapt. 2J Aug. 1749. 
v. Rebecca, bapt. 27 Aug. 1749. 

vi. Rachel, bapt. 14 Oct. 1754 2 ; probably the same 
who m. Martin Halenbeck, and had : Annatje Halenbeck, 
bapt. at Athens, 17 Nov. 1775. 

vii. Elizabeth, bapt. 21 Dec. 17 58 s ; probably the same 
who m. John C. Clew, and had: Mary Clezv, bapt. 17 Oct. 
1756, at Athens. 

It is possible that this man was a son of Isaac Spoor (son 
of Jan Wybesse Spoor) as already noted on page 10. 

205. Isaac Spoor, of Athens, N. Y. (? son of Jan, 204), 

bapt. 25 Feb. 1745, at Athens; m. Rachel , and had 

children : 

1 At Mount Ross two children are recorded to Abram Vosburg and Joanna 
Spoor, viz. Rebecca Vosburg, bapt. 12 Oct. 1766, and Marta Vosburg, bapt. 18 
Jan. 1778. 

2 At this baptism the father is recorded as Hans. 

3 At this baptism the father is recorded as Johannes. 



126 SPOOR FAMILY in AMERICA 

i. Jurri, bapt. 8 Aug. 1774, at Catskill. 1 
ii. Rebecca, bapt. 22 Oct 1778, at Athens. 

iii. BareND, 1 bapt. 16 Sept. 1 78 1 , at Athens. 
iv. EyTJB, bapt. 19 Dec. 1784, at Catskill. 
v. DlRRJCK, bapt. II June 17S6, at Catskill. 
vi. Maria, bapt. 26 Nov. 1788, at Catskill. 
Nothing further in known of this family. 

206. Philip Spoor, of Athens, N. Y. (son of ) ; m. 

Maritje , and had children bapt. at Athens : 

i. MarYTJE, bapt. 26 Aug. 1 757 ; probably d. in in- 
fancy. 

ii. MARYTJE, bapt. 1759; possibly she is the same as 
Maria Spoor who m. Albertus Van Hoesen and had Eliza- 
beth Van Hoesen bapt. 12 Aug. 1794 at Athens, 
iii. Adam, bapt. 7 Dec. 1760. 

207. Jan Hend Spoor, of Athens, N. Y. (son of ) ; 

m. Catharina , and had : 

Adam, bapt. 27 March 1748 at Athens. 
Clans Spoor described as "of Coxhauckie " in 1747 is 
doubtless a shortening of Niclnes or Nicholas. (See page 11.) 



The following women bearing the name Spoor appear on 
the church record at Athens, N. Y.: 

Maria Spoor, b. ; m. Wilhclm Halenbeck, and had 

Catrina Halenbeck, bapt. 17 Oct. 1756 at Leeds, N. Y. 

Mary Spoor, b. ; m. Jacob Hogardus, and had bapt. 

at Athens, N. Y.: Eva Bogardns, b. 30 Oct. 1796. 

The following entries of a later date also appear on the 
Athens record : 

208. John Spoor, son of ; m. Mary , and had : 

Garret, b. 25 April 1806; bapt. 20 May 1806. 

1 The first child is recorded as of "Isak Spoor and his wife." 
'At this baptism liarend Evertson and vrou were sponsors. 



UNTRACED FAMILIES \2J 

209. Casper Spoor, son of ; m. Rebecca , and 

had one son : 

Cornelius, b. 29 June 1805 ; bapt. 18 Aug. 1805. 

209a. Jacob Spoor, of Linlithgow (?), N. Y. (son of 
-), b. ; m. Sara , and had : 



Claertje, bapt. 8 Oct. 1769, at Linlithgow. 

Nicklaes Spoor (no. 95) and Claertje Decker were spon- 
sors at this baptism, and it is possible that Jacob Spoor was 
a younger son of Abraham (no. 93) ; it is not impossible, 
however, that he was the same as Jacob Spoor (no. 202), in 
which case this would represent a third marriage. 



The following women bearing the name Spoor are re- 
corded on the records of Linlithgow church and have not 
been assigned to a known family : 

Claertje Spoor, b. ; m. Cornelius Bresee, and had : 

(1) Gesia Bresee, bapt. 9 Feb. 1773; (2) Abraham Bresee, 
bapt. 30 Dec. 1781 ; (3) Catrine Bresee, bapt. — Nov. 
1782, all baptized at Linlithgow. 

From the names of her two oldest children it is quite 
likely she was a daughter of Abraham (no. 93), founder of 
the Copake branch of the family. 

Catharine Spoor, b. ; m. Jacob Vosburg, and had 

a child: Hester Ami Vosburg, bapt. 12 June 1779, at Lin- 
lithgow. 

Catharine Spoor, b. ; m. Tobias Van Dusen, and 

had children : (1) Martin Van Dusen, b. 21 June 1 779 ; bapt. 
27 Aug. 1779, and (2) Maria Van Dusen, bapt. 17 June 
1 78 1 , both at Linlithgow. 

Eva Spoor, b. ; m. John Falenbe, and had : George 

Falenbe, bapt. 18 Jan. 1778, at Linlithgow. 

She is possibly a daughter of Hendrick Spoor, founder of 
the Kinderhook branch. 



128 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Rhody Spoor, b. ; m. David Betts, and had one 

child: Hannah Betts, b. 11 Dec. 17X2; bapt at Linlith- 
»w. 

Note. — It is more than likely that some of the above 
were daughters of Isaac Spoor (no. [86), whose family, as 
before recorded, has a hiatus from 1 743-1 757. (Cf. Egre- 
mont Branch.) 



210. John Spoor, 1 "of New York State," son of 
m. Lydia , and had children : 



i. Lydia, b. ; m. Jared Winslow (b. 9 June 1 77 1 

at Salisbury, Ct), and had : (1) Huron Winslow,b. 10 Apr. 
1795 (Williston, Vt.); (2) Hiram Winslow, b. 6 July 1797 
(Chatfield, Minn.); (3) Erastus Winslow, b. 24 Jan. 1800 
(St. Albaxs, Vt.) ; (4) Manly Window, b. 18 Oct. 1802; 
(5) Jason S. Winslow, b. Sept. 1804; d. 8 Sept. 1820 ; (6) 
Enoch Winslow, b. Sept. 1806 (Chatfield, Minn.) ; (7) Hos- 
mer Winslow, b. 1808 (Chatfield, Minn.); (8) Emily Wins- 
low, b. 25 June 1812 ; (9) Harry Winslow, b. Sept. 1 8 1 4 ; 
(10) Miron Winslow, b. 18 16. Lydia Spoor Winslow d. 
1846, at Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. 

ii. Polly, b. ; m. Jonathan Winslow (b. 9 May 

1769, at Salisbury, Ct.), and had : (i) Parmda Winslow; 
(2) Tony E. Winslow; (3) Sarah Winslow ;(4) Maria Wins- 
low (twin) and (5) Sophia Winslow (twin), all born at Mad- 
rid, N. Y. 

211. Jacob Spoor, of New Scotland, New York (son 

of ) ; m. (1) . and had : 

i. WlLUAM, b. ; d. about 1897 at New Salem, 

New York. 

ii. ABRAHAM, b. ; m. and had a son and daughter. 

iii. Anna. 
He married (2) , and had two daughters. 

1 In the record from which this is derived he is mentioned as " Cajit." 



UNTRACED FAMILIES I2g 

Nothing further is known of him or his descendants. 1 

212. Jacob Spoor, of Odell, (?) 111. (son of ); m. 

(i) Lily Lathers, of Camden, N. Y., and had two chil- 
dren, a son and a daughter. He married (2) Emeline Cas- 
tle by whom there was no issue. 

He owned property in Camden, Oneida county, N. Y., in 
1855, and afterward removed to Illinois, where all trace of 

him has disappeared. 

♦ 

213. Elijah Spoor, of Hebron, Washington county, N. 
Y. (son of ); m. , and had one child : 

Sylvester E., b. 2 Aug. 18 14. (See no. 214.) 
The father, Elijah Spoor, died when his son was quite 
young. 

214. Sylvester E. Spoor, of Hebron, Washington county, 

N. Y. (son of Elijah, 213), b. 2 Aug. 1814; m. (1) ; 

no issue; m. (2) 28 Nov. 1872, Rhoda A. , and had 

one daughter : 

Maggie E., b. 1873. 

Sylvester E. Spoor was a mason and a farmer ; he repre- 
sented his town in the State Legislature in 1865 ; he d. at 

Hebron, Jan. 1880. 

« 

215. John Spoor, of (son of ), b. ; m. 

Mary Van Ess, and had children : 

i. John, b. 28 May 181 1. (See no. 216.) 
ii. Catharine, b. 10 May 1813 ; m. 9 Sept. 1830, 
Henry Duesler ; and d. 18 April 1891, at Blaine, N. Y., 
where a daughter, Mary Duesler, is now living, 
iii. Levi, b. 10 Jan. 1816. 

iv. Margaret, b. 1 Sept. 18 18; m. Brower. 

John Spoor was a farmer but his grandchildren have been 
unable to give any further information as to his residence 
or ancestry. 

1 The above information was furnished by Joseph Spoor (no. 39), of Guil- 
derland, N. Y. None of the family appear to be living in that vicinity to-day. 



130 SPOOB FAMILY IN AMERICA 

216. John Spoor, of Dolgeville, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 
(son of John % 2 1 5), h. 28 May 1S11; m. Catharine Mar- 
garet Fox, and had children: 

i. John Hk.nkv, b. 26 March 1852. 

ii. Catharine, b. 17 July 1854; m. Davis. 

iii. LEVI, b. 20 Dec. 1857 ; unm.; resides at Dolgeville, 
N. V. 

iv. A a Ron, b. 7 Feb. i860. 

v. William, b. 20 July 1863 ; agent for Dolgeville Felt 
Shoe Co. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 28 Oct. 1867 ; m. Cool, of Dolge- 
ville, N. Y. 

vii. Anna, b. 28 Sept. 1873 ; resides at Dolgeville, N. Y. 
John Spoor was a farmer at Dolgeville where he d. 15 
Aug. 1 89 1 ; his wife, Catharine, d. 20 Dec. 1898. 



217. Isaac Spoor, of Phelps, N. Y. (son of ), b. 

; m. (1) Margaret Hauser, dau. of Frederick and Eva 



(Hagadorn) Hauser, both born in Germany, and had the 
following children : 

i. Frederick, b. 6 Feb. 1801. (See no. 218.) 
ii. Joseph, b. 5 Sept. 1803; he is said to have had 
children : Joseph, Margaret, Isaac, and Jacob but no further 
record is at hand. 

iii. Jacob, b. ; he is said to have had children : 

Mary Ann, Ruth, and Jacob, and to have lived near Pen- 
field, N. Y. 

iv. Caroline, b. ; m. James (?) Hill, of Arcadia, 

N. Y., and had five children none of whom arc now living. 
v. Alfred Witter, b. 15 Aug. 18 12. (See no. 224.) 

vi. Alanson, b. . (See no. 231.) 

Isaac Spoor m. (2) Jemima Van Duzen (nee Holmes) 
widow of James Van Dusen, of Clavcrack, N. Y., and mother 
of Jane A. Van Duzen, wife of his oldest son Frederick. 



UNTRACED FAMILIES I3I 

Isaac Spoor lived in Claverack, N. Y., where some of his 
children were born. It is possible that he was the Isaac 
Spoor, bapt. 2 Aug. 1776, at Linlithgow, N. Y., son of 
Johannes (no. 94). (See page 68.) 

218. Frederick Spoor, of Arcadia, N. Y. (son of Isaac, 
217), b. 6 Feb. 1 801, at Claverack, N. Y.; m. 21 Jan. 1823, 
Jane A. Van Dusen, and had children : 

i. Nancy Ann, b. 19 May 1824; m. 2 Jan. 1850, 
Casper Bronk, of Arcadia. 

ii. Hiram, b. 24 July 1826. (See no. 219.) 
iii. Peter, b. 4 Nov. 1830. (See no. 220.) 
iy. James P., b. 15 Dec. 1836. (See no. 221.) 
v. William T., b. 8 June 1839. (See no. 223.) 
Frederick Spoor was a painter and lived at Lyons and 
Rochester, N. Y., for a time but spent most of his life at 
Arcadia, N. Y., where he d. 23 July 1875. 

219. Hiram Spoor, of Arcadia, N. Y. (son of Frederick, 
218), b. 24 July 1826, at Rochester, N. Y.; m. Jan. 1852 

Hauser ; no children. He was a farmer at Arcadia 

where he d. 11 Sept. 1 864. 

220. Peter Spoor, of Arcadia, N. Y. (son of Frederick, 

218), b. 4 Nov. 1830, at Lyons, N. Y.j m. Feb. 1852, 

and had one daughter : 

Anna, b. ; m. Horace Wright, of Waterloo, N. Y. 

Peter Spoor was a shoemaker by trade ; he d. at Arcadia 
31 Dec. 1862. 

221. James P. Spoor, of Newark, N. Y. (son of Frederick, 
218), b. 15 Dec. 1836, at Arcadia, N. Y.; m. 20 May 1868, 
Mary H. Burgess, and had one son : 

Harry W., b. 24 May 1870. (See no. 222.) 
James P. Spoor was a carpenter at Newark where he d. 
26 Oct. 1892. 

222. Harry W. Spoor, of Newark, N. Y. (son of James 
P. 221), b. 24 May 1870 ; m. 8 June 1898, Nellie J. Duffey. 
Is a carpenter at Newark. 



132 SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

223. William T. Spoor, of New York city (son of Fred- 
erick, 218), 1). 8 June 1839, at Arcadia, X. Y.; m. 21 Oct. 
[874, Adelaide Morrison, and had one son : 

Clark M., b. 31 July 1877. 

William T. Spoor lived from [869-1897 at Geneva, N. 

Y., and since that time in New York city. 

224. Alfred W. Spoor, of Waukegan, Illinois (son of 
Isaac, 217), b. 15 Aug. 1812; m. 21 Jan. 1835, Catharine 
Shirts, and had the following children : 

i. Miles Jackson, b. 21 Feb. 1836. (See no. 225.) 

ii. HELEN J., b. 18 July 1837; m. Adams, of 

Dodge City, Kan. 

iii. Marvin, b. 5 Feb. 1838. (See no. 226.) 
iv. ELLA, b. 2 May 1 84 1 ; d. 21 Aug. 1871. 
v. George L., b. 8 May 1843. (See no. 229.) 
vi. Clinton, b. 22 April 1845; served as a private in 
a regiment of N. Y. Vol. Inf. in the Civil War and died in 
the service, 3 Aug. 1863. 

vii. Jacob Henry, b. 3 Dec. 1847. (See no. 230.) 
viii. Anna M., b. 18 Nov. 1849; d. 19 May 1851. 

ix. Emma Jenett, b. 8 April 1852 ; m. Davis, of 

Jolict, 111. 

x. Elisabeth A., b. 11 May 1854; d. 17 May 1875. 
xi. Fred J., b. 3 Aug. 1856; d. 27 Dec. 1881. 
xii. Frances, b. 23 Oct. 1859; d. 5 May 1877. 
Alfred W. Spoor was a farmer at Newark, New York, 
from 1835 to 1870. He removed thence to Waukegan where 
he d. 4 Feb. 1888. 

225. Miles Jackson Spoor, of , Ohio (son of Alfred 

IV. 224), b. 21 Feb. 1836; m. Lucy E. Davis, and had 
children : 

i. Elmer, b. ; d. young. 

ii. George, b. ; d. young. 

iii. Harry, b. ; d. young. 



UNTRACED FAMILIES I 33 

Miles J. Spoor served as sergeant in the Civil War in a 
regiment of Ohio Vol. Inf. He d. some time after the war. 

226. Marvin Spoor, of Waukegan, Illinois (son of Al- 
fred W. 224), b. 5 Feb. 1839; m. 26 Jan. 1871, Catherine 

Stressinger, and had : 

i. George Kerr, b. 18 Dec. 1871. (See no. 227.) 
ii. Harry Alfred, b. 21 Dec. 1873. (See no. 228.) 
iii. Robert Erwin, b. 20 Nov. 1875. 
iv. Bell Millen, b. 1 Jan. 1875. 
v. Walter Garfield, b. 16 April 1880. 
vi. Clinton DeWitt (twin), b. 28 Sept. 1882; d. 
young. 

vii. Fred Jesse (twin), b. 28 Sept. 1882 ; d. young, 
viii. Mollie Louise, b. 15 March 1887. 
ix. Bessie Christine, b. 12 Nov. 1889. 
x. Marvin Witter, b. 4 Oct. 1892. 
xi. Katharine Jennette, b. 18 March 1895. 
Marvin Spoor is a locomotive engineer between Wau- 
kegan and Chicago. Lived in Chicago, 1 860-1 860, since 
that time at Waukegan. He served in Co. C, 89th 111. Inf. 
during the Civil War, 1862-5. 

227. George Kerr Spoor, of Chicago, 111. (son of Mar- 
vin, 226), b. 18 Dec. 1 87 1 ; m. 1892, Ada May Thompson, 
and has one daughter : 

Gertrude Kieth, b. 15 July 1893. 

George K. Spoor is manager of James Denner news 
agency, at Chicago. 

228. Harry A. Spoor, of Chicago, 111. (son of Marvin. 
226), b. 21 Dec. 1873; m. 15 June 1897, Rose Catherine 
Engberg. He is treasurer of McVicker's Theatre at 
Chicago. 

229. George L. Spoor, of Napa, Calif, (son of Alfred W. 
224), b. 8 May 1843; m. 1 Feb. 1873, Caroline Sackman. 



1 *.j SP W11I.V IN AMI l:ii \ 

Served as corporal in a regiment of New York Vol. Inf. 
during the Civil War. He is a locomotive engineer, living at 
Chicago, 111.. 1875, Rockland, Calif., 1875— 1890, and since 
[890 -it Napa. 

1. Jacob Henry Spoor, of (son of Alfred //'. 

224), b. 3 Doc. 1847 ; m. 1870. Alice M. Comfort, and had 
children : 

i. Helen E., was married and had two children; d. 



ii. Anna, unm.j d. . 

231. Alanson Spoor, of Newark, N. Y., b. (son of 

Isaac, 217); m. , and had children : 

i. Frank, b. , lives at Newark, N. Y. 

ii. Amelia (twin), b. ; m. Padjett, of Phelps, 

N. Y. 

iii. Adelia (twin), b. ; m. Woolson, of Phelps, 

N. Y. 



232. Horace R. P. Spoor, of Spoor, Osceola Co., Mich. 

(son of ), b. at Rochester, N. Y., 26 Feb. 1833 ; m. 

15 Sept. 1859, Mary Merrill, and had two sons : 

i. John P., b. 1 Dec. 1867. (See no. 233.) 
ii. Theodore W., b. 9 May 1871. (See no. 234.) 
Horace R. P. Spoor was a farmer first in Genesee county 
and later in Osceola county, where the post-office was 
named for him. He d. 18 Nov. 1891. His family are not 
able to trace the ancestry of their father. 

233. John P. Spoor, of Red Oak, Osceola Co., Mich, 
(son of Horace, 232), b. 1 Dec. 1867; m. 15 Nov. 1891, 
Genivieve A. Wood, and had children : 

i. Thhodosia M., b. 16 Sept. 1892. 
ii. Mildred H., b. 3 June 1894. 
iii. Antoinette R., b. 21 June 1896. 
iv. Prier M., b. 16 Sept. 1898. 



UNTRACED FAMILIES 135 

v. Nancy E., b. 28 July 1900. 
John P. Spoor is a farmer at Red Oak. 

234. Theodore W. Spoor, of Spoor, Osceola county, 
Mich, (son of Horace, 232), b. 9 May 1871 ; m. 20 Sept. 
1895, Caroline R. Marsh, and had children : 
i. Clyde B., b. 20 Feb. 1896. 
ii. Genivieve P., b. 10 Nov. 1897. 
iii. George H., b. 8 Oct. 1898. 
Theodore W. Spoor is a farmer at Spoor, Osceola county, 
Michigan. 



235. Lawrence Spore, of Bayham, Ontario (son of ), 

b. ; m. Mary Cowden, and had children : 

i. James. 
ii. Olive. 

iii. David Cowden, b. 6 Feb. 1797. (See no. 236.) 
iv. Nicholas. 
v. Zenas. 
vi. Laura. 
vii. Solomon. 

Lawrence Spore was a farmer at Bayham ; nothing is yet 
known of his ancestors or his descendants except in a single 
line. 

236. David Cowden Spore, of Spore, Ohio, b. 6 Feb. 
1 797 ; m. Lucy Long, and had children : 

i. Adelia, b. 29 June 1823 ; m. 8 May 1845, Commo- 
dore Rogers, of Canada, afterwards of Oshkosh, Wis., and 
had children : (1) Humphrey Rogers, b. 11 Nov. 1849; (2) 
Orrilla Dean Rogers, b. 16 Feb. 1855 ; (3) Charles S. 
Rogers, b. 9 April 1866; all of Oshkosh, Wis. 

ii. Mary, b. 3 May 1825 ; m. George Greiner, black- 
smith, of South Ridge, Wood county, Ohio, and had: (1) 
Lucy A. Greiner (Hathaway), b. 21 Oct. 1848 ; (2) Lydia J. 
Greiner (Motherwell), b. 24 March 1850 ; d. 21 Nov. 1888 ; 



Ijf' SPOOH FAMILY IN AMERICA 

(3) Mi/Iia II. Greiner, b. 1 1 Nov. 1853 ; d. 26 March 1S55 ; 

(4) Charles '/'. Greiner, b. 17 Aug. 1857; (5) Cyrus M. 
iner, b. 21 Nov. 1861 ; (6) Cephas C. Greiner, b. 29 

July 1S63. Mary Spore Greiner d. 28 Au<, r . 1900; her 

husband d. 10 Feb. 1901. 

iii. SlMFSON, b. 10 July 1829; is a physician at 

Odessa, Mo. 

iv. Solomon, b. 14 Oct. 1829; lives at Oshkosh, Wis. 
v. Sidney L.,b. 10 July 1834. (See no. 237.) 
\i. Sktii F., b. 17 Feb. 1837. (See no. 240.) 

vii. Cyrus R., b. ; m. Carrie E. ; d. . 

David C. Spoor resided in Canada and in Ohio, 1S36- 

1862. He was teacher for forty consecutive winters. He 

d. 25 Dec. 1862. 

237. Sidney L. Spore, of Marion, Indiana ( son of 
David C. 23C), b. 10 July 1834; m. 10 Jan. 1858, Sarah 
E. Braman, and had children : 

i. Charles S., b. 28 July 1858. (See no. 238.) 
ii. Honora D., b. 6 Sept. 1859; m - 2I Oct. 1880, W. 
G. Linn, farmer, Brandywine, Ohio, and had: (1) Minnie 
Linn, b. 6 Sept. 1881 ; {2) Jennie Linn, b. 9 June 1883. 
iii. David, b. 20 July 1861 ; d. 15 F"eb. 1879. 
iv. Armeda, b. 15 March 1S63 ; d. 30 March 1863. 
v. Orra, b. 6 June 1864; d. 6 June 1864. 
vi. Rufus D., b. 6 June 1866. (See no. 239.) 
vii. Benjamin M., b. 17 Aug. 1868; is married and re- 
sides at Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
viii. Motta, b. 10 Jan. 1873. 
ix, Loretta, b. 26 Sept. 1875; m. 3 March 1895, 
Leandcr J. Goodwin, of Bucyrus, Ohio, and had one son : 
Delivyn B. Goodwin, b. 10 Jan. 1896. 

Sidney L. Spore was a farmer and real estate agent living 
in Crawford county, Ohio, most of his life, in Ft. Wayne, In- 
diana, 1 895-1900, and now at the Soldier's Home at Marion, 



UNTRACED FAMILIES I 37 

Indiana. He served during the Civil War first in Co. I, 57th 
Reg. Ohio Vol. Inf., Oct. 1862 to July 1864; second as 
sergeant in Co. B, 179th Reg. Ohio Vol. Inf. from Sept. 
1864 to June 1865. 

238. Charles S. Spore, of Spore, Crawford county, 
Ohio (son of Sidney L. 237), b. 28 July 1858 ; m. 1 March 
1883, Lucy Ann Linn, and had children : 

i. Lulu Grace, b. 9 Oct. 1884. 
ii. Carrie Ethel, b. 7 Aug. 1887. 
iii. Harry W. B., b. 11 June 1890. 
iv. Ray Elden, b. 17 Sept. 1893. 
Charles S. Spore is a farmer and has held numerous 
offices of trust in the township in which he lives. 

239. Rufus D. Spore, of Bellevue, Ohio (son of Sidney 
L. 237), b. 6 June 1866; m. 21 May 1891, Mattie S. 
Deiffenbacker, and had children : 

i. Leota May, b. 28 July 1892. 
ii. Howard, b. 21 Oct. 1894. 
iii. Ernest, b. 17 July 1897; d. 18 Jan. 1898. 
Rufus D. Spore is a bottler ; he resided at Bucyrus, 
Ohio, until 1897 and since that time at Bellevue. 

240. Seth F. Spore, of Oshkosh, Wis. (son of David C. 
236), b. 17 Feb. 1837; m. 7 Dec. 1859, Tabitha Long, 
and had children : 

i. Conover C, b. 9 Nov. i860 ; d. 20 April 1864. 
ii. Grant L., b. 12 Sept. 1862 ; d. 13 Sept. 1869. 
iii. Dean C, b. 22 June 1866; d. 10 Oct. 1877. 

iv. Adelia M., b. 21 May 1868; m. Arnott, 

and had (1) Case/ton Arnott, b. 1891 ; d. 1892; (2) Bcr- 
nice Arnott, b. 1895. 

v. Guin D., b. 14 Feb. 1872. 
vi. William M., b. 21 Aug. 1874. 
Seth F. Spore was a farmer and painter. He served in 
the Civil War in an Illinois regiment. He lived in Illinois 



SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 

1855— IS62, and in Wisconsin from iSi.j to the time of his 
death 21 May 1 878. I lis family resides in Argenta, Illinois 



The following additional matter relating to the family of 
Willem Spoor (no. 75) was received after pp. 53-55 were 
printed. The following should be added to the record there 
given. 

;-*>. Willem Spoor, of Reidsville, Albany Co., N. Y. 
(son of Johannes, 31), bapt. at Coxsackie, 1766; m. Eve 
Perry, and had children : 

i. Rachel, b. 1789; m. Jacob Slingcrland, farmer, and 
had one son, Nicholas SHngerland. Rachel Spoor Slinger- 
land d. at Canajoharie, N. Y. 

ii. Isaac, b. 1792. (See no. 75d.) 
iii. Abraham, b. 1794. (See no. 75c) 
iv. Jacob, b. 14 April 1795. (See no. 75Q 

v. John, b. . (See no. 751.) 

vi. Nicholas, b. . (See no. 75k.) 

vii. Mary, b. ; m. Rev. Palmer, and had one 

daughter, Lucy Jane Palmer. 

viii. David, b. 27 June 18 10. (See no. 75a.) 

75d. Isaac Spore, of Reidsville, Albany Co., N. Y. (son 

of William, 75), b. 1792; m. (1) Babcock, and had 

children : 

i. William I., b. ; d. . 

ii. Hannah Maria, b. ; d. . 

iii. Rachel, b. ; d. . 

iv. Polly, b. ; d. . 

Isaac Spore m. (2) Patty Jones, and had one daughter : 

v. Lvdia, b. ; m. Albert Emigh, of Poughkeepsie, 

N. Y. 

Isaac Spore was a farmer in the Heldcrberg region of 
Albany Co. (town of Berne) where he d. many years ago. 



COXSACKIE BRANCH ADDENDA 1 39 

75c Abram Spore, of Florence, Erie county, Ohio (son 

of William, 75), b. 1794; m. , and had children : 

i. Evanna, b. ; d. . 

ii. Joseph, b. ; d. . 

iii. Mary Jane, b. ; d. . 

iv. Rachel, b. ; d. . 



v. Theodore, b. ; resides at Rondout, N. Y. 

Abram Spore was a farmer and blacksmith, He d. in 
Florence, Ohio. 

75f. Jacob Spore, of Voorheesville, N. Y. (son of Wil- 
liam, 75), b. 14 April 1795 ; m. 31 May 182 1, Magdalena 
Hallenbeck (d. 10 Sept. 1834), and had children: 
i. William, b. 5 Sept. 1824. (See no. 75g.) 
ii. Abram, b. Feb. 1829. (See no. 75I1.) 
iii. Anna Maria, b. 31 May 1831 ; m. (1) 13 Sept. 
1850, Nicholas Proper, farmer, who d. in Illinois 29 Jan. 
1854, and she m. (2) 30 April 1856, Edwin Benedict, com- 
mercial traveler, who d. 1 Aug. 1890. Anna M. Benedict 
now resides in Albany, N. Y. 

Jacob Spore was a carpenter and joiner. He d. 11 Feb. 
1 8yy, at Voorheesville, N. Y. 

75g. William Spore, of Albany, N. Y. (son of Jacob, 
75f), b. 5 Sept. 1824; m. 7 Nov. 1846, Elizabeth Relyea 
(d. 19 Oct. 1884). William Spore was a carpenter and 
joiner; he d. 2 June 1893. 

75I1. Abram Spore, of Syracuse, N. Y. (son of Jacob, 
75f), b. Feb. 1829 ; m. Hannah I. Spore (d. 17 June 1885 ), 
and had three children none of whom are living. Abram 
Spore was a house decorator and d. April 1874. 

75i. John Spore, of Camillus, N. Y. ( son of William, 

75 ), b. ; m. Jane Earl, and had children : 

i. Harriet, b. ; d. . 

ii. Hannah J., b. ; d. . 

iii. Colisto, b. ; d. . 



140 SPOOR FAMILY in AMI RICA 



iv. K\ ANN \. 1). 



John Spore was a blacksmith and d. at Camillus. 

75k. Nicholas Spore, of Rcidsvillc, Albany county, N. 
son of William, 75), b. ; m. Eliza Ann Adriance, 

and had children : 

M OH Ann, b. ; d. . 



James, b. ; lives at Binghamton, N. Y. 

Almika Maria, b. ; d. . 



iv. George, b. ; lives at Donner's Grove, 111. Nicho- 
las Spore was a farmer in the Hclderberg mountains, Al- 
bany county, where he d. several years ago. 



INDEX OF NAMES 



This index includes all names mentioned. The numbers given in bold-face 
type in the families of Spoor, Spore, or Spurr indicate the page on which the 
family record of the person appears. 



Aarlse 
Gerrit, 1 6 

Abell 
Lucy, 34 

Adami 

Elizabeth, 66 

Adriance 

Eliza Ann, 140 

Alden 

Amanda, 32 

Allen 
Asa, 29 
John S. , 29 
Maria Spoor, 29 
Maiden P., 29 

Ailing 

William, 54 

Alvord 

Philip, 94 
Roxie, 94 

Anthony 
Nicholas, 16 

Archibald 

Mary Ann, 41 

Arity 

Patrick, 81 

Armstrong 
Catharine, 57 
H. Elizabeth, 120 

Arnott 

Bernice, 137 
Caselton, 137 

Babcock 

Amy, 87 



(Babcock) 
Ann, 87 
Elizabeth, 87 
Ezra, 87 

John Wesley, 87 
Mary Ann, 87 
William Austin, 87 

Balch 

Emma, 101 

Barhuyt 
Elizabet, 64 

Barker 

Benjamin, 55 

Bartholomew 
Caroline, 104 

Barton 

Henry, 98 

Bates 

Edith, 96 

Beals 

Reuben Harvey, 106 

Bellamy 

Jan, 60 

Benedict 

Anna M., 139 
Edwin, 139 

Berrit 

Anna Maria, 10 
Margarita, 10 
Robert, IO 
Thomas, IO 

Berry 

Emeline, 114 

Bets (or Bates) 
Rebecca, 1 15 



I 4 2 



SPOOR FAMILY in AMERICA 



Betts 

I i.wid, 1 ifl 

Hannah, US 

Bishop 
Sarah, 109 

Bleeker 
Jan Janse, 13 

Bocquet, 

1 t.mryntje, 19 

Bogardus 
1 va, 126 
Jacob, 58 
Jacob, 126 

Bogart 

Magdalena, 19 
I'ieter, 19 

Bohren 
Lizzie, 43 

Bomus 
George, .51 

Bothrick 
Clara, 96 

Botsford 
Francis, 60 

Boughton 
Eugene, 35 

Boyce 

Cornelia, 112 

John, 112 
Charles, 112 
Mary, 112 

Boyes 

A n^eline Amelia, 105 
Charles 15., 105 
I.ucinda Maria, 105 
Samuel B., 104 

Bozley 

Cynthelia, 114 

Brace 

Franklin, 83 

George, 83 
Harry, 83 
Mary, 83 
Walter, 83 

Bradford 

Harriet C , 90 



Braman 
Sarah J'., 136 

Brander 
Jacob G., 59 

Brandt 
Emetine, 114 

Brasie 

Clacrtje, 1 10 

Brazee 

Lucy, 45 

Bresee 

Abraham, 127 
Catrine, 127 
Cornelius, 127 
Gesia, 127 

Bresie 
Gesia, 66 

Christina, 77 

Bronk 

Casper, 131 

Brooks 
L. C, 36 

Brouwer 

Francyntje, 20 
Jakob, 20 
Johannis, 20 
Susanna, 20 

Brown 

Elizabeth A., 50 

Brudu 

Gabriel, Mi 
Klaartjen, no 

Brusie 

Claes, 17 

Buell 

Polly, 112 

Bush 

Mary, 120 

Susan Magdalena, 11S 

Bushnell 
Elizabeth, 101 

Buskirk 
Maria, 57 

Burgess 

Mary H., 131 



INDEX OF NAMES 



143 



Cady 
John, 91 

Caiman 

Catherine, 74 

Campbell 
Ruth, 32 

Carmer 

Benjamin Franklin, 94 
James R. , 95 
Libbie, 95 
Matie, 94 

Carpenter 

Ezra, 108 

Carver 

Frances, 84 

Case 

Rachel, 30 

Castle 

Emeline, 129 

Cater 

Nancy, 45. 

Chase 

Bertie E., 45 
EllaE., 45 
Freddie Gould,"45 
Stephen W. , 1 14 
Willie F., 45 
William W., 45 

Chriss 
Henry, 46 

Clark 

J.H.,54 
Lydia C, 83 
Mary, 102 
Nancy, 109 

Cleveland 
Josiah, III 
Zilpah, III 

Clew 

John C, 125 
Mary, 125 

Clough 
Alfred, 52 

Clum 

Julia Edna, 42 
Kitt May, 42 



(Clum) 

K. Maude, 42 
Martin J., 42 
Orvill J., 42 
Victoria Marie, 42 

Clute 

Johannes, 10, 12 

Collier 

Casper I., 58 
Christina, 47 
Christina, 53 
Miranda Jane, 59 

Colyer 

Casper, 55 
Christina, 55 
Isaac, 55 
Johannes, 55 
Lea, 55 
Sarah, 55 
Cornelius, 55 

Comfort 

Alice M., 134 

Compton 

Lena, 74 

Conover 

Delevan, 29 
Eliza, 29 
John, 29 
Julia, 29 
Monroe, 29 
Stout, 28 

Cook 

Susan, 100 
Victor M., 74 

Cooper 

Carrie E., 36 

Colton 

Nathaniel, 28 

Cowden 
Mary, 135 

Cowdin 
James, 82 

Crane 
Mary, 36 

Crouse 

Margaret Ann, 39 

Curtis 

Harriet, 113 



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Cutter 
John, 48 

Cuyler 
Charles 1'., 97 

I I'liisa, 97 

Dagget 
Bessie, S4 

Darby 

Marian, 35 

Davenport 
John, 57 
Matthew, 57 

Davis 
Charlotte, 116 
I ornelia, 116 

Cyrus, 116 
Eliza, 116 

Jane Ann, II 6 
Lucy E., 132 
Mary, 1 16 
Nehemiah, 116 
Washington, 118 

Davy ♦ 

Ella M., 76 

Day 

Alvin Henry, 87 
Henry G., 87 
Theodore Wesley, 87 

Decker 

Abraham, 67 
Abraham, 68 
Abram, 67 
Catharine, 68 
Claertje, 69 
Claertje, 127 
Cornelius, 78 
Christina, 67 
Christina, 78 
Cristina, 68 
Dirk, 78 
Esia, 68 
Gertony, 67 
Gertruid, 78 
Greje, 67 
Gresje, 78 
( luysbert, 67 
< '.uysbert, 78 
Isaac, 68 
Isaac, 78 
Jacob, 68 
Jacob L., 67 



(Decker) 
[ohn, '■; 
John, 68 
John, 78 

John, III 
Kate Kodgers, 50 
Lourem . 
Lonwrents, 67 

Louwrenz, 78 
Nicalaus, 67 

Niclaes, 78 

Sarah, 67 
Tabithy, 68 

Dederick 
Hannah, 69 

Deiffenbacker 
Mattic S., 137 

Dexter 

Theodore F., 10 1 

Dibell 

Elizabeth, 106 
Nathaniel, 106 

Dibble 
Mary, 109 

Dingman 
Aaron, 73 
Alva, 73 
Catalina, 73 
Chester, 72 
Eliza C, 73 
Julia Ann, 73 
Martha, 73 
Peter, 72 
Uriah, 72 

Doan 

Diadama, 99 
Eliza, 98 
Ezra, 98 
Helen M., 99 
Henrietta, 98 
Jane, 98 
Lovina, 98 
Maria, 98 

Dodsley 

Louisa Rothwell, 119 

Doulin 
Ella, 35 

Doxey 

John, 115 
Mary, 115 



INDEX OF NAMES 



145 



Du Boys 


(Field) 


Pieter, 17 


Mary, 105 




Rachel M., 105 


Duell 


Samuel, 105 


Maria, 46 


William C., 105 


Duesler 


Fitch 


Henry, 129 


Avery, 102 


Mary, 129 


Ebenezer, 38 




Ebenezer, 102 


Duffey 


Mary Catharine, 102 


Nellie J., 131 






Foland 


Dunbar, 


Mary T. , 49 


Gerrit, 18 
John, 18 
Levinus, 18 


Fonda 

Charles, 40 


Maria, 18 


Foster 


Robert, 18 


Charles H., 103 


Wilhelmus, 1 8 


Florence Browne, 103 




Henry Spurr, 103 


Eddy 


Howard P., 103 


Nellie M., 108 


Mary Alice, 103 


Eldridge 


Nellie Erwin, 103 


Nathan Tyler, 1 20 


Fox 




Catharine Margaret, 130 


Emigh 




Albert, 138 


Freese 




Jacob, 27 


Engberg 


Dorothy, 80 


Rose Catherine, 133 


Friot 


Etts 


Fanny, 86 


Anna, 33 


Joseph, 86 


Evertson 


Fuller 


Barend, 126 


Erwin A., 88 


Fairchild 
Elizabeth, 61 


Gage 
Asa, 30 




Gardner 


Falenbe 


Abram, 58 


George, 127 




John, 127 


Garrison 




Betsey, 30 


Falker 

Jeremiah, 29 


Gates 

Mary A., 94 


Fisher 


Gay 


Florence L., 45 


Jerry, 51 


Ida Matilda, 45 


JohnC., 45 


Gilbert 


Leo Scott, 45 


Maria, 18, 20 


Vincent Earl, 45 


Gillette 


Field 

Frances, 105 


Alice, 33 
Norman, 33 


Grace A., 105 


Goodwin 


Lois E., 105 


Christopher, 118 


Martin, 105 


Delivyn, 136 



146 



SPOOR FAMILY IN AMERICA 



(Goodwin) 
l indo J., 136 
William, 118 

Graff 

Rebecca, 36 

Graves 

1 v.lia A., 89 
Serena, 89 

Gray 
Sarah A., 71 

Greiner 

Cephas C, 1 36 
Charles T., 136 
I jrrua M., 136 
George, 135 
Lucy A., 135 
1 vdia J., 135 
Millia H., 136 

Griswold 
John L. , 81 

Groat 

Angeline A., 105 
Cornelia, 105 
Ellen, 105 
Esther, 105 
Erancis Marion, 105 
Frederick J., 105 
Jacob E., 105 
Mary, 105 

Guernsey 
David, 43 

Luanda, 44 

Haalenbeck (see Hallenbeck) 

Hagadorn 
Eva, 130 

Hale 

Alice, 114 

Halenbeck (see Hallenbeck) 

Hall 

Emily, 101 
Frank, 113 

llial Elmer, 71 
Pauline Esther, 104 
Select, 104 
Wilbur, 71 

Hallenbeck 

A a mi), 48 
Abraham, 7S 
A brain, 66 
A brain, 67 



(Hallenbeck) 
Abram A., 55 
Alice, 52 

Anna Elisa, 40 

Annatje, 125 
Casper, 59 
Catalyntje, 67 

< Ltherine, 52 

< atrina, I 26 

( 'hrbtina, 66 
Christina, 78 
Christina, 91 
Comfort, 69 
Cornelia, 67 
Cornelia, 68 
I lerrick, 66 
1 (irck, 17 
Dirck, 67 
Dirk, 78 
Dirk, ill 
Elizabeth, 50 
Ephraim, 67 
Ephraim, II I 
Esia, 67 
Eeytje, 124 
Fytie, 66 
Fytje, 78 
Fytjen, 67 
Hanna, 78 
Hans, 22 
Isaac, 50 
Isaac H., 56 
Isaac M., 52 
Jacob Jos., 27 
Tan, 66 
Jan, 78 

fan Casperson, 37 
Jane Ann, 41 
Jannetjen, Hi 
Johannes, 67 
Josephine, 52 

Lena, 78 

Magdalen a, 139 

Margaret, 56 

Martin, 125 

Michael, 67 

Michael, 78 

Sara, 78 

Sophia, in 

Warren I., 53 

Wilhelm, 126 

William, 27 
William, 78 
William Casper, 47 

Ham 

I hristina, 7 1 



INDEX OF NAMES 



147 



(Ham) 

Conradt, 17 
Frederick, 71 
John, 91 
John F., 91 
Margaret, 91 
Peter, 91 

Hamilton 

Mary, 57 
Sally Maria, 33 

Hamlin 

Carrie E. , 45 

Hammond 

George S., no 
Grace Annette, 110 
Howard Spurr, no 

Hanse 

Anna Maria, 10 

Harder 

Catherine, 72 

Harssen 

Bernardus, 1 9 
Catherina, 19 
Frans, 19 
Gerrit, 19 
Magdalena, 19 

Harter 

William L., 74 

Hasebrock 

Abram, 67 
Claertje, 67 

Hauser 

Frederick, 130 
Margaret, 130 

Haviland 

Rachel Ann, 58 

Hayse 

George, 54 

Herron 
Peter, 44 

Higgins 

Abner J., 50 
Anna E., 50 
Mabel Spoor, 50 
Porter, 50 

Hill 

James, 130 

Hinman 

Almeda M., 93 



(Hinman) 

Amelia M., 93 
Charles E. , 93 
Chauncey, 93 
Charlotte B., 93 
David G., 93 
Ellen A., 93 
Harriet, 93 
Lydia, 93 

Margaret Sophia, 93 
Mary E., 93 
Olive A., 93 
Willis S./ t 93 

Hitchcock 
Barlow B., 72 
Charlotte Southard, 72 
Edgar, 72 
Elisha B., 72 
Elisha Barlow, 72 
Eliza Candee, 72 
George S., 72 
Gilbert, 72 
Harvey, 72 
Helen, 72 
James, 72 
John Milton, 72 
Robert, 72 
Thomas R., 72 

Hipwell 

Joseph, 82 

Hiseerd 

John H.,48 

Hogan 
R. J-, 36 

Hogeboom 

John, 28 

Holland 

Hannah, 65 

Hollister 

William Henry, 59 

Holmes 
Albert, 99 
Edmund, 99 
Hannah, 99 
James, 99 
James, 99 
Lavinia, 99 
Louisa, 99 
Maria, 99 
Phebe, 96 
Richard, 99 



l.iS 



SPOOK I \M!h l\ AMERICA 



Hoos 
Christeyntjc, 4.; 

Hopkins 

1 kxothj Eliza, So 
fames, So 
Mary Emily, 80 
Nicholas Spoor, 80 

Hotaling 
Thomas J., 52 

Houghkirk 
Alula, 44 
James, 44 
John, 44 

William, 44 

Howieson 
Maggie A., 83 

Howland 
Mary, 1 09 

Huntsinger 

Charity I'hidelia, 42 

Hyde 

Albert James, 106 

< harles" Welford, 106 
1 stella M.. 106 
Elizabeth Bathana, 106 
Etta, 106 

Samuel William, 106 

Ingraham 

Emma, I08 

Ives 

Cephas, 109 
Esther, 109 

Jansen 

Coonradt, 58 

< atherine, 58 
I 'crrick, 58 
Eva, 58 
Jacob, 56 
Jacob, 58 
Jehoiakim, 58 
Judith, 58 
Maria, 58 
Minnie, 53 
Sarah, 58 

Jaycox 

David, 48 
Charlotte, 49 

Jeffers 

Salome, 109 

Jefferson 
W. II., 54 



Jeffrey 
John, 109 
[ohn, 109 

Johnson 
Sarahette, 103 
Amos M., 103 

Jones 

1 lavid, 108 
I liadama, 100 
Patty, 13S 

Judson 

Elizabeth, 54 

Kelley 

Margaret, 84 
William, 86 

Kennedy 
Thomas, 58 

Kenwill 

Charles Spoor, 119 
James Mitchell, 119 
Lillian, 1 19 
Maggie, 119 

King 

John Henry, 34 

Klock 

Mary G., 76 

Lachair 
Jan, 17 

Lampman 
Derrick, 58 
Delia, 58 
Emily, 5S 
Frank Elwin, 59 
I [annah, 4S 
Herbert B., 59 
Isaac, 58 
Isaac Collier, 59 
Isaac D., 58 
James Ilaviland, 22, 25, 58, 60, 61, 

62 
Jay Bronk, 59 
John, 58 
Judith Ann, 59 
Julia, 59 
Maria, 5S 
Mary Emma, 59 
Philip, 43 
Sarah C, 58 

Lamson 

Kunice, 106 



INDEX OF NAMES 



149 



(Lamson) 

Florence A., 106 
Jason Spurr, 106 
Jason T., 106 
Susan Amelia, 106 

Landon 
David, 30 

Larkin 

Daniel A., 1 14 

Lasher 

Lettie May, 41 

Lathers 
Lily, 129 

Lemmerman 
William, 30 

Lester 

Charlotte, 81 

Lewis 
Ada, 76 
Rachel, 35 

Linn 

Jennie, 136 
Minnie, 136 
W. G., 136 
Lucy Ann, 137 

Livengood 
Lizzie, 89 

Lockwood 

Martha, 46 
Mary, 46 

Lodewyck 
Casparus, 63 
Johannes, 63 
Petrus, 63 

Lomenes 
W., 22 

Long 

Lucy, 135 
Tabitha, 1 37 

Mandego 
Noah, 87 

Marsh 

Caroline R., 135 
Elenore Spore, 20 
James, 20 

McAllaster 

Anna, 49 



McDonald 
Emmeline, 33 
John, 44 

McGraw 
Marcus, 59 

McKee 
Dotia, 83 

McLaury 

Ambrose Boyce, 114 
Effie Romelia, 114 
George S., 114 

McMaster 
Jane, 34 
Permilla, 35 

McMullen 
Alexander, 73 
Edith, 74 

Merrill 

Mary, 134 

Mesick 
John, 73 

Messenger 
J- H„ 95 
Walter D. , 95 

Meyer 
W. D., 17 

Michel 

Hendrick, 63 
Johannes, 63 
Margriet, 63 

Miller 

Dionysius, 73 
Emma Jane, 36 
Lahmyan, 54 

Minnis 
Rachel, 97 

Morrison 

Adelaide, 132 

Munroe 
Amelia, 95 

Murgittroyd 

Thomas, 57 

Mutschel 
Eugene, 120 

Nash 

Daniel, 125 
Experience, 125 
Joanna, 125 



150 



SPOOK FAMILY IN AMERICA 



(Nash) 


^ Pasko) 


John, 125 


1 larriet, 116 


Jonathan, 124 


Ilaiw v Fletcher, 116 


Jonathan, 125 


John, 117 


Tosiah, 125 


John 11., 1 16 


Mary, 125 


l'h, 1 17 


Phineaa, 125 


Joseph, 117 


Sarah, 125 


Lorenzo, 1 1 7 


Newman 


Nehemiah, 1 16 
Noah H., 116 


I "cli.i, IOI 

Rachel, 104 


Seymour Coleman, 116 
Sherman Minor, 117 


Newbury 


Stephen, 1 16 


William, 52 


Truman Hicks, 1 17 


Nichlos 


Walter, Il6 


W. W., 120 


Pendleton 


Noble 


1 bury, 106 


Charles Wesley, 117 


Pettengill 


James Spoor, 117 


Ellen, 34, 35 


Mary, 1 19 
Thomas, 1 1 7 


Perry 


Thomas Lorenzo, 117 
William Carruthers, 117 


Eve, 138 
Mildred, 59 


Nucella 


Phillips 
Jane, 85 
Marion C. A., 88 


Johannis Petrus, 16 


Osgood 


Tracy J., 59 


Alma, 96 


Philo 


Oosterhaut 


Jane, 86 


Leonis, 16 


Ploeg 


Ostrander 


Jacob, 11 


Jane, 107 


Rebecca, II 




Peter, 33 


Potts 


Ostrom 


Cora A., 104 


Adelbert, 103 


Powell 


Outt 


Benjamin, 57 


Jannitje, 47 


Powers 




Martha Sarah, 88 


Page 


Charles, 88 


I- rank U., 30 


Roena, 88 


Palmatier 


Pratt 


Elizabeth, 44 


Lucy, 54 


Palmer 


Price 


Lucy Jane, 138 


Florence, 32 


Pasko 


Proper 


Abram, 1 17 


Nicholas, 139 


Ann Maria, 1 17 




Charles Harvey, 117 
Clarissa, 116 


Provost 

Elizabeth, 56 


Cyrus Davis, 117 


Jacob, 51 


Foster, 117 


Quick 


Fred, 117 


Charlotte, 36 



INDEX OF NAMES 



151 



Race 

Esta Toby, 100 

Ransford 

Archibald, 98 
Asher, 98 
Christian, 98 
Diadama, 98 
Hannah, 98 
Isaac, 98 
Juliano, 98 
Luther, 98 

Rartsen 
Gerrit, 16 

Rawson 
Sarah, 115 

Redding 
John, 31 
Ethel, 31 
Floyd, 31 

Rees 

Christina, 78 
Dirk, 78 
Isaac, 124 
Isaac, 78 
John, 124 
Nicholas, 78 
Rebecca, 79 

Relyea 

Elizabeth, 139 
Jacob, 38 

Rhodes 
Harry, 100 

Rickard 

Mary, 75 

Richardson 
Will, 49 

Rinney 

Jane E., 36 

Roberts 

Luman, 48 

Rebecca Van Schaack, 48 

Rockwell 

Ada Idell, 101 

Rogers 

Charles S., 135 
Commodore, 135 
Humphrey, 135 
Orrilla Dean, 135 

Roorbach 

Cathrine, 73 



Rose 

Gertery, 64 
Martin, 64 
Marytje, 65 

Roys 

Abner, 77, 80, 81, 82 
Burt L., 81 
Dorothy Elizabeth, 81 
Edward J., 81 
Ella J., 81 
Frederic, 81 
George A., 81 

Rutledge 

Maggie, 90 

Rynex 

Martha, 34 

Sackett 

Cornelia, no 

Sackman 
Caroline, 133 

Sage 

Alice B., 109 
Rodney, 109 

Sails 

Elizabeth, 87 

Samuel 

Frances Russell, 32 

Savage 

Mary Idabelle, 88 

Scadin 
Laura, 118 

Schuyler 
Elmira, 3 1 
Johannes, II, 12, 1 3 

Schutt 

Adaline E., 107 
Mary, 106 

Severson 
Elizabeth, 37 
Maria, 59 

Severse (see also Siberse) 
Nicholas, 27 

Shampeny 

Charles Alexander, 88 
Worth Alexander, 88 

Sharp 

John, 73 



>- 



SPOOR FAMILY in AMERICA 



Sherman 
Jennie, 43 

Sherp 

I 'atakvntje, 66 
< '.lliiii.i, 
Lnuwrens, 66 
I 'icier. 66 

Shepherd 
F. S., 105 

Shirts 

Catherine, 132 

Shook 

I.vdia, 10S 

Siberse (see also Severse) 
Eva, 21, 25 

Simpson 

Harriet S., 43 

Singer 

Hendrik, 62 
Jannetje, 62 
Mary, 14 

Silvernail 
Albert, 108 

Slauson 
Clara L., 29 

Slingerland 
Jacob, 138 
Nicholas, 138 

Smith 

Alfred Henry, 94 

Amelia, 46 

Aretis Phelps, loo 

Augusta D., 31 

Celia, 94 

Charles Henry, 100 

Cora May, 118 

Diadamia, 98 

Elias, 118 

Emily Frances, 100 

Emmet, 75 

Fred Elias, 118 

George A., 75 

Hannah, 38 

Hannah, 65 

Harriet A., 100 

Harriet Elizabeth, 102 

I Irnry I.., 94 
J. Alton, 96 
James, 118 
Jonas, 38 
Katie A., 70 



(Smith) 
I 1 w !■ i ;., 75 

Loyal 1 dgar, 100 
Ix>yal T., 99 

M> lia, 94 

Mo* 1 s., 100 
Norman ( '., 75 
Sterling Wallace, 100 

Snyder 

1 leniy A., 94 

Sobels 

Cordelia, 85 

Soule' 

l tania, 107 

Spoor (see also Spore) 

Aaron, 44 

Aaron, 130 

Abel B., 114 

Abel Buell, 112 

Abraham, 18 

Abraham, 37, 38 

Abraham, 38 

Abraham, 42 

Abraham, 53, 138, I39 

Abraham, 59 

Abraham, 61 

Abraham, 63 

Abraham, 64 

Abraham, 14, 21, 66 

Abraham, 65 

Abraham, 66 

Abraham, 68 

Abraham, 69 
Abraham, 79, 92 
Abraham, 80, 85 
Abraham, 93, 96 
Abraham, in, 115 
Abraham, 116 
Abraham, 128 
Abraham C, 56, 57 
Abraham D., 59, 62 
Abram, 39, 40 
Abram, 56 
Abram, 70, 71 
Abram, 11S 
Abram C, 52 
Abram I'., 51, 52 
Abram W., 69 
Ada, 40 
Ada L., 95 
Adam, 126 
Adam, 126 
Adelbert Eugene, 94 
Adelia, 134 



INDEX OF NAMES 



153 



(Spoor) 

Adeline, 118 

Agnes, 48 

Agnes Augusta, 40 

Alanson 130, 134 

Albert J., 84 

Albert M , 83 

Alfred Witter, 130, 132 
, Alice, 39 

Alice, 46 

Alice, 112 

Alice May, 49 

Alida, 59 

Alida Catherine, 51, 70 

Alfred D. , 84, 85 

Allen, 86 

Almira, 92 

Alton Dodge, 29, 31 

Alvira, 44 

Amelia, 134 

Andrew, 87, 89 

Angeline, 51 

Angeline, 73 

Ann, 18 

Ann Christina, 65 

Anna, 86 

Anna, 128 

Anna, 130 

Anna, 131 

Anna, 134 

Anna C. , 48 

Anna Elisa, 41 

Anna Hamilton, 34 

Anna M., 132 

Anna Maria, 39 

Anna Maria, 52 

Anna Maria, 124 

Anna Morgan, 40 

Annaetje, 55 

Annaetje, 59 

Annatje, 125 

Annerje, II 

Annetje, 65 

Antje, 10 

Antje, 22 

Antje, 125 

Antoinette C, 113 

Antoinette R., 134 

Arrietta May, 40 

Arthur Abell, 34 

Artbur J., 51 

Asahel, 115 

Austin Orange, 87, 90 

Avery John, 45 

Barend, 126 

Barentje, 10, II 

Barnett, 70 



(Spoor) 
Bell Millen, 133 
Bert, 47 
Bertha Jane, 89 
Bessie, 51 

Bessie Christine, 133 
Betsey Maria, 1 12 
Betsey, 91 
Burton C, 5 1 
Callyntje, 66 
Carels, 124 
Caroline, III 
Caroline, 130 
Caroline R., 33 
Carry, 46 
Caryl Russel, 32 
Caspar, 55, 56 
Caspar, 56, 57 
Caspar, 58 
Caspar, 69, 70 
Casper, 57 
Casper, 127 
Casper M., 52 
Catarina, 28 
Cathalina, 73 
Catharine, 38 
Catharine, 79 
Catharine, 91 
Catharine, 127 
Catharine, 127 
Catharine, 129 
Catharine, 130 
Catharine E., 48 
Catherina, ill 
Catherine, 43 
Catherine, 48 
Catherine, 56 
Catherine, 66 
Catherine, 69 
Catherine Gertrude, 57 
Catherine I., 50 
Cathrina, 69 
Cathrine Everetta, 74 
Catlina, 72 
Catlina, 78 
Celicia, 96 
Chancy F., 49 
Charlotte, 81 
Charles, 39 
Charles E., 56 
Charles E., 84 
Charles E., 114 
Charles Edgar, 75, 76 
Charles Frederic, 1 20 
Charles Henry, 50 
Charles Henry, 120 
Charles Hiram, 88 



154 



|R FAMILY IN AMI. Kir \ 



(Spoor) 

< IkuIi- I . 49 

I ries S. 98 
Charles I . I . 6a 
Charles w esley, 45 
Chloe, in 

Christina, 44 
Christina, 47 
Christina, 4S 
Christina, 52 

Christina, 67 

< hristina, 68 

< hristina, 69 
( hristina, 71 
Christina, 72 
Christina, 80 
Christina, 91 
Christina, 92 
Christina, 98 
Christina, 1 1 1 
Christina, in 
Christina, 124 
Christina Josephine, 73 
Claertje, 127 
Claertje, 127 

Clara Evelyn, 120 
Clarissa, 81 
Clarissa, 116 
Clarissa Ann. 119 
Clark Howieson, 84 
Clark M., 132 
Claude W. 1 14 
Claus, 126 
Clyde, 89 
Clyde B., 135 
Claude, 85 
Clinton, 132 
Clinton De Witt, 1 33 
Comfort, 69 
Comfort, 70 
Compton, 74 
Cornelia, 18 
Cornelia, 43 
Cornelia, 47 
Cornelia, 52 
Cornelia, 57 
Cornelia, 92 
Cornelia, 97 
Cornelia, 1 12 
Cornelia, 124 
Cornelia Antoinette, 112 
Cornelis, 22, 26, 27, 55 
Cornelius, 15, 124 
Cornelius, 56 
Cornelius, 58 
Cornelius, 92 
Cornelius, 99, 104 



(Spoor) 

111, 116 
Corncliu>, 112 

t '■ radius, 124 

Cornelius, 127 
Cornelius V. \\ . , 42 
Cyntliia Maria, 94 
< ynthia M., 112 
Curtis I., 53 

1 ".una, 71 

David, 42 

David, 45 

David, 53, 54, 138 

David, 82 

David, 112 

David, 115 

David Cornelius, 1*9, 120 

I >a\id Emery, 94, gs 

David Fitch, 113 

David G., 44, 45 

1 'avid I lamilton, 33 

David Harry, 112, 114 

David Lowell, 96 

I >avid S., 85 

Deborah, III 

Delevan Lawrence, 33, 34 

Deloss J., 114 

Derick, 82 

Derick, 79, 80 

Derick Henry, 92, 93 

Derrick Isaac, 99, 109 

Dighton W., 31, 32 

Direck, 91, 92 

Dirk (Direck), 14, 21, 77 

Dirk, 60 

Dirrik, 22,27, 27. 58 

Dirrik, 28 

Earl, 40 

Edith, 40 

Edith, 46 

Edith Lucy, 118 

Edna E., 31 

Edna R„ 49 

Edward, 47 

Edward C. H., 61 

Edwin J., 95 

Eldon Warren, 89 

Eliezer, 97 

Elijah, i2g 

Elisha, 44 

Eliza, 30 

Eliza, 56 

Eliza, 73 

Eliza Si 

Eliza, 97 

Eliza Adeline, 74 

Eliza Ann, 42 



INDEX OF NAMES 



155 



(Spoor) 

Eliza Ann, 87 
Eliza Maria, 65 
Eliza Maria, 118 
Elizabeth, 44 
Elizabeth, 50 
Elizabeth, 52 
Elizabeth, 56 
Elizabeth, 59 
Elizabeth, 92 
Elizabeth, 92 
Elizabeth, 125 
Elizabeth, 130 
Elizabeth A., 132 
Elizabeth Nancy, 88 
Ella, 132 
EllaM., 74 
Ellen, 71 
Elrna A., 3 1 
Elmer, 132 
Elmer B., 51 
Elsie, 30 
Elsie, 46 
Elsie, 56 
Elsje, 56 
Em, 42 
Emma, 39 
Emma, 52 
Emma, 70 
Emma Jenett, 132 
Emma Louisa, 119 
Emma Margaret, ilS 
Emmet D., 114 
Ephraim, 115 
Ernest I., 49 
Ethelinda, 57 
Eva, 26, 27 
Eva, 33 
Eva, 43 
Eva, 55 
Eva, 58 
Eva, 63 
Eva, 127 
Eva May, 84 
Evalena, 51 
Eytje, 126 
Fannie A., 49 
Fayette, 84, 85 
Fayette Ernest, 84 
Fern Echo, 84 
Flora I., 51 
Florence, 41 
Florence Pearl, 76 
Floyd D., 76 
Frances 39 
Frances, 1 32 
Frances Rebecca, 50 



(Spoor) 

Francis, 113 
Francis Frederic, 42 
Frank, 46 
Frank, 134 
Frank J., 57 
Franklin G., 95 
Franklyn H., 85 
Fred Gorden, 96 
Fred J., 132 
Fred Jesse, 133 
Fred Ozias, 113 
Fred Warner, 94, 96 
Frederick, 130, 131 
Frieda Edith, 84 
Galen Floyd, 90 
Garret, 93, 94 
Garret, 126 
Geesje, 69 
Geesje, 71 
Genivieve P., 135 
George, 57 
George, 85 
George, 113 
George, 132 
George A., 81 
George Allen, 81 
George Alonzo, 33 
George D., 70, 71 
George Emmet, 118 
George Emory, 113 
George H., 71 
George H., 135 
George Kerr, 133 
George L., 132, 133 
George N. , 83 
George V., 48, 49 
George V. S., 49 
George Van Schaack, 5° 
George W., 75, 76 
George W., 84 
George William, 89, go 
George Winton, 32 
Gerrit, 10, 18 
Gerrit, 19 
Gertery, 66 
Gertrude, 46 
Gertrude Keith, 133 
Gesia,' 78 
Gilbert, 73, 74 
Glen D., 88 
Grace Anna, 57 
Grace Louisa, 34 
Gracia Romelia, 1 14 
Hanna, 67 
Hannah, 38 
Hannah, 55 



. 5 6 



SPOOK r AM 1 1 Y IN AMI RICA 



( Spoor i 

1 I. inn. ill. 79 
1 l:lim:ill, 92 

Harriet, 44 

I I.irrii t 1'.., 96 

l [arriette, 1 13 
Harry, 13a 

I larry Alfred, 133 

I I any \Y.. 131 
Harvey, 47 

Harey, 45, 46 

I Klcii, 52 
Helen, 56 
Helen, 70 

Hcl.n C, 57 
Helen E., 134 
I [elen J., 132 
Helen M., 97 
I [elen Merinda, 57 
I lelena, 28 
Helena, 51 
Helena, 66 
Helene, 69 
I li ndrik, 65 

Henricus (Hendrick), 14, 20, 62 
Henrietta, 50 
Henry, 53 
Henry, 66 
Henry, 86 

Henry Garret, 94, 96 
Henry ('.rant, 88 
Henry Van Arnam, 41 
Herbert, 42, 43 
Hieronymus, 63, 64 
Hieronymus, 64 
Hieronymus, m 
Hiram, 131 
Hiram Isaac, 88 
Horace R. P., 134 
Howard, 70 
Hubert G, 52 
Ida Alfaretta, 1 18 
Iila May, 45 
Ina Gertrude, 84 
I. Newton, 48, 49 
I. Newton, 49 
Inez I., 95 
Irving, 48, 50 
[sac, 68 
iac, 10 

ac, 14, 21, no 
aac, 44 

I aac, 48 

[saac, 52 

I -aac, 61 
Isaac, 63, 65 

I '-aac, 64 



(Spoor) 
[saac, 67, 71 
Isaac, 70 

I -aac, 73 

I saac, 97 

I -aac, I25 

Isaac, 125 

Isaac, 130 

Kane, 138 

Isaac Derrick, 70, 98 

Isaac Hallenbeck, 40, 41 

Isaac P., 50, 51 

Isak, 37, 58 

Isak, 53, 138 

Isak, 56 

Ivan, 43 

J. Herman, 75 

Jacob, 15, 124 

Jacob, 37 

Jacob, 38 

Jacob, 42 

Jacob, 44, 45 

Jacob, 46 

Jacob, 58 

Jacob, 64 

Jacob, 77, 80, 81 

Jacob, 80, 81 

Jacob, 92 

Jacob, 124 

Jacob, 127 

Jacob, 128 

Jacob, 129 

Jacob, 130 

Jacob, 138, i3g 

Jacob Henry, 132, 134 

Jacob J., 40 

James, 44 

James, 75 

James, 92 

James A., 114 

Janus J., 85 

James Martin, 116, ng 

James Noble, 1 20 

James P., 131 

James Wells, 60, 61 

James William, 1 20 

Jan, 10, 125 

Jan Casper, 37, 43 

Jan I lend, 126 

Jan Wybesse, 3, 10, 113 

Jane, 39 

Jane, 50 

Jane, 56 

Jane, 69 

Jane, 81 

Jane, 82 

Jane A., 52, 57 



INDEX OF NAMES 



157 



(Spoor) 
Jane Ann, 39 
Jane Louisa, 53 
Janneke, 64 

Jay, 85 

Jennie, 40 

Jennie, 5 1 

Jennie, 119 

Jeremiah C, 82, 84 

Jerome G. , 70 

Jessie, 51 

Jessie, 75 

Joanna, 15 

Johanna, 63 

Johannes, IO, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20,^77 

Johannes, 1 8, ig 

Johannes, 22, 26, 27, 37 

Johannes, 28, 29 

Johannes, 55, 57 

Johannes, 63, 64 

Johannes, 64 

Johannes, 67, 68 

Johannis, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 

25, 27 
John, 29, 32 
John, 38, 43 
John, 44 
John, 44 
John, 47 
John, 56 
John, 69 
John, 70 
John, 73 
John, 78, 91 
John, 79, 82 
John, 86 
John, 86, 88 
John, 89 
John, 91 
John, 92, 96 
John, 126 
John, 128 
John, 129 
John, 129, 130 
John, 138, 139 
John Alden, 32 
John C, 47 
John D., 24, 59, 60 
John Franklin, 49 
John H., 69, 70 
John Henry, 48, 50 
John Henry, 130 
John I., 48, 49 
John Isaac, 70 
John J. , 39, 40 
John Malvin, 3 1 
John N., 30, 31 



(Spoor) 
John Nelson, 3^ 
John Nelson, 74 
John P., 134 
John R., 56 
John Robert, 84 
John Singer, 124 
John W., 31 
John Wesley, 116 ng 
John Wesley, 118 
Jonas, 39 
Jonathan, 112 
Joseph, 38, 42 
Joseph, 39, 41 
Joseph, 92 
Joseph, g4 
Joseph, 130 

Joseph Abraham, 86, 87 
Joseph L., 70 
Josephine, 69 
Josephine H., 45 
Judikje, 28 
'judikje, 59 
Judith, 28 
Judith Ann, 6 1 
Julia, 87 
Julia, 89 
Julia Ann, 73 
Julia Ann, 75 
Julia Elizabeth, 1 14 
Julia Mary, 118 
Juliette, 112 
Jurrain, 22, 26, 27 
Jurri, 126 

Katharine Jennette, 133 
Katherine, 124 
Katherine Augusta, 34 
Kate Henrietta, 119 
Katie, 52 
Katie A., 53 
Katie E., 75 
Kirk, 43 
Kirkland, 42, 43 
Lanety, 65 
Lany, 80 
Laura, 40 
Lavinia, 98 
Lawrence, 29, 33 
Lea, 56 
Leah, 56 
Lena, 65 
Lena M., 74 
Lenora C, 74 
Leo E., 88 
Leone, 43 
Leroy, 51 
Levi, 129 



[ 5 8 



SPOOR l-AMll V IN AMERICA 



(Spoor) 

I < vi, 130 

1 ewey, 

I ewis N , 49 

Lillian E., 95 

Lizzie, 47 

I i//u\ 51 

Lloyd E., 40 

1 Iqyd Irving, 41 

Louisa, 112 

Louisa, 115 

Louisa, 120 

Lovina, 97 

Lucinda, 38 

Lucrctia, 56 

Lncreda, 82 

Lucy M., 44 

Lukas, 64 

Lulu B., 41 

I > din, 112 
Lydia, 124 
Lydia, 12S 
Lysander, 45, 46 
Mabel E., 76 
Mabel Gertrude, 85 
M-U'g'e, 47 
Maggie, 75 
Maggie E., 129 
Magdalena, 72 
Magdalene, 47 
Malcolm, 86 
Marcelus, 45, 46 
Maranda Jane, 86 
Mareytje, 43 
Margaret, 44 
Margaret, 65 
Margaret, 92 
Margaret, 119 
Margaret, 129 
Margaret Helen, 73 
Margaret Sophia, 94 
Margaretha, 63 
Margaretta, 40 
Margarita, 64 
Maria, 19 
Maria, 20 
Maria, 21 
Maria, 28 
Maria, 29 
Maria, 42 
Maria, 51 
Maria, 55 
Maria, 58 
Maria, 65 
Maria, 72 
Maria, 1 16 
Maria, 126 



(Spoor) 

Maria Ann, 39 

M:u jorie l inilv, 49 

Marrion Rebecca, 49 

Marshall, 56 

Mar-hall B., 97 

Maiiha Ann, 42 

Martha M., 75 

Martin, 56 

Martin. 82, 

Marvin, 132, I33 

Marvin Witter, 1 33 

Mary, 18 

Mary, 38 

Mary, 46 

Mary, 48 

Mary, 67 

Mary, 68 

Mary, 69 

Mary, 78 

Mary, 82 

Mary, 85 

Mary, 86 

Mary, 90 

Mary, 91 

Mary, 99 

Mary, ill 

Mary, 115 

Mary, 124 

Mary, 126 

Mary, 138 

Mary A., 51 

Mary A., 113 

Mary Catherine, 57 

Mary E., 48 

Mary Eleanor, IIO, III, 120 

Mary Elizabeth, 23 

Mary Elizabeth, 94 

Mary Elizabeth, 120 

Mary Frances, 53 

Mary Harriet, 112 

Mary Jane, 70 

Mary Maria, 87 

Mary Sophronia, 1 14 

Mary Vida, 90 

Marya, 125 

Mary tie, 65 

Marytje, 126 

Matthew, 47, 52 

Matthew, 44 

Matthew, 57 

Maude L., 113 

May, 86 

Mcipha, 41 

Mi K in, 39 

Merritt Milan, 89 

Michael, 44 



INDEX OF NAMES 



159 



(Spoor) 

Michael, 45, 46 
Michael, 80, 90 
Mildred H., 134 
Miles, 86 
Miles, 97 

Miles Jackson, 132 
Mollie Louise, 133 
Morry, 86 
Moses, 79 
Moses, 98, gg 
Myrtle, 85 
Nancy Ann, 131 
Nancy E., 135 
Nancy Eliza, 39 
Neale, 43 
Nelletje, 20 
Nellie, 41 

Nellie Rothwell, 119 
Nelson, 85 
Nelson T., 86 
Newcomb, 42, 43 
Nicholas, 22, 26, 27, 28 
Nicholas, 28, 30, 31 
Nicholas, 34 
Nicholas, 69 
Nicholas, 78, 79 
Nicholas, 82, 83 
Nicholas, 80, 81 
Nicholas, 81 
Nicholas, 92 
Nicholas, in 
Nicholas, 138 140 
Nicklaes, 127 
Niclaes, 67, 68 
Nicolaes, 28, 34, 35 
Nicolas, 11 
Niklaas, 1 1 1 
Olive, 44 
Ora Serena, 89 
Orange, 86 
Orange Mansell, 89 
Ozias Stevens, 1 12, 113 
Peter, 42 
Peter, 44 
Peter, 51 
Peter, 131 
Peter M., 52, 53 
Petris, 47, 50 
Philip, 126 
Philo Avery, 45 
Pieter, 64 
Polly, 112 
Polly, 128 
PrierM., 134 
Rachel, II 
Rachel, 21 



(Spoor) 
Rachel, 28 
Rachel, 37 
Rachel, 38 
Rachel, 51 
Rachel, 53, 138 
Rachel, 56 
Rachel, 58 
Rachel, 91 
Rachel, 125 
Rachel Jane, 88 
Ralph E.,76 
Raswell, 46 
Rebecca, 19 
Rebecca, 63 
Rebecca, 67 
Rebecca, 69 
Rebecca, 125 
Rebecca, 126 
Rebecca F. 49 
Rebecca J. 57 
Rebeckah, 80 
Rebekka, 65 
Rhoda, 68, 86 
Rhody, 128 
Richard, 69, 70 
Richard, 93 
Richard H., 51 
Richard Newton, 57 
Robert, 43 
Robert, 66 
Robert, 71, 72 
Robert, 74 75 
Robert Erwin, 133 
Rosa B., 85 
Rosalie Roxana, 94 
Roscoe, 85 
Ruth, 76 
Ruth, 98 
Ruth Ann, 94 
Ruth Leora, 49 
Ruth O., 113 
Rutherford George, 84 
Saartje, II 
Sabrah, 69 
Sabrine, 7° 
Sandford, 75 
Sandford Haviland, 53 
Sara, n 
Sara, 14 
Sara, 28 
Sara, 58 
Sara, 63 
Sara, 67 
Sara, 124 
Sarah, 63 
Sarah, 78 



i6o 



Sl'onK FAMILY IN AMFKICA 



(Spoor) 
Su 

Sarah, So 
Sarah fane, 94 
Sarah < >lii ia, 1 1 j 

itie, s 2 
Seward < '•., 76 

: hi.i E., 97 
Stanley V., 31 
Stephen, 69 
Stephen, 97 
Stephen, 97 
Stephen, 1 1 1 
Stephen, 116, n8 

Stl phen 1 lenry. Il8 119 

Stephen Manning, 73, 74 
Stephen Z. G., 73, 75 

Sukcy M. G., 115 
Susan, 44 
Susan Alice, ilS 
Susan Camilla, 120 
Susannah, 42 
Susie, S6 
Sylvester E., 129 
Sylvia A., 75 
Tenntje, 65 

Theodore W., 1 34, 135 
Theodosia M., 134 
Thomas, 65 
Thomas, 66 
Thomas Marvin, 89, 90 
Trueman, 82 
Tybje, 68 
Urban Dean, 90 
Wan Hoesen, 53 
Van Vranken 40, 41 
Varian G., 71 
Walter, 40 
Walter I)., 95, 96 
Walter Garfield, 133 
Warren, 89 
Watts Jay, ^ 
Wesley, 47 
Wesley Sherman, 88 
Wicks B., 52 
Willard, 1 13 
Willem 18, ig, 20 
Willem, 20 
Willem, 37, 53, 138 
William, 38 
William, 41 
William, 47 
William, 48, 50 
William, 49 
William, 68 
William, 80, 86 



(Spoor) 

William, 86 
William, 

William. U.X 
William, 130 
William A., 51 
William A., 75, 76 
William Augustus, 33, 34 
William Barnabas, ^7, 89 

William 1 lenry, 70, 71 

William Martin, 74 

William Minnie, 97 
William Nelson, 31 
William Nelson, 32 
William T., 131, 132 
William V. B., 52, 53 
Zeruiah, 68 
ZUpah, 112 
Zilpah Fern, 90 
Zoe Jane, 83 

Spore (see also Spoor) 
Abram, 139 
Abram, 139 
Abram S., 37 
Adelia, 54 
Adelia, 135 
Adelia M., 137 
Almira Maria, 140 
Alonzo C, 37 
Andrew David, 36 
Anna Maria, 139 
Annah H., 35 
Armeda, 136 
Benjamin M., 136 
Carrie Ethel, 137 
Charles S., 136, 137 
Colisto, 139 
Conover C, 137 
Cyrus R., 136 
David, 53, 54 
David, 136 
David Cowden, 135 
David P., 35 
Dean C, 137 
Edna Aurilla, 36 
Elmer Raymond, 36 
Emanuel S*., 36 
Ernest, 137 
Evanna, 139 
Evanna, 140 
Florence M., 36 
Frank W., 35 
George, 140 
1 want I.., 137 
Guin D., 137 
Hannah I., 139 



INDEX OF NAMES 



161 



(Spore) 

Hannah J., 139 
Hannah Maria, 54 
Hannah Maria, 13S 
Harriet, 139 
Harry P., 35 
Harry W. B., 137 
Helen Marian, 36 
Honora D., 136 
Howard, 137 
HughM., 34, 37 
Ida M., 54 
Ina Pearl, 36 
Isaac, 54 
Isaac, 138 
Jacob, 139 
James, 34 
James 35, 36 
James, 135 
James, 140 
Jennie K., 36 
John, 34 
John A., 35, 36 
John A., 36 
Joseph, 139 
Laura, 135 
Lawrence, 135 
Leota May, 137 
Lettie, 54 
Lora, 35 
Loretta, 136 
Lucy Bell, 54 
Lulu Grace, 1 37 
Lydia, 1 38 
Mary, 35 
Mary, 54 
Mary, 135 
Mary Ann, 140 
Mary Jane, 35 
Mary Jane, 139 
Moretta, 54 
Morris F., 37 
Motta, 136 
Myron H.,35 
Myron H., 37 
Myron Leslie, 36 
Nicholas, 34 
Nicholas, 135 
Nicholas, 138, 140 
Olive, 135 
Orra, 136 
Peter P., 35 
Phebe Ann, 54 
Polly, 138 
Rachel, 138 
Rachel, 139 
Ray Elden, 137 



(Spore) 
Raymond, 35 
Rufus D., 136, 137 
Sarah Amelia, 54 
Sarah Honettie, 36 
Seth F., 136, 137 
Sidney L., 136 
Simeon Wilbur, 35 
Simpson, 136 
Solomon, 135 
Solomon, 136 
Theodore, 139 
Warren, 35, 36 
Warren, 36 
Warren D., 54 
William, 20 
William, 139 
William I., 138 
William M., 137 
William Winfield, 55 
Zenas, 135 

Springstein 
Caspar, 63 
Isaac, 63 
Johannes, 63 
Maria, 63 

Spur (see Spurr) 

Spurr 

Ada A., 108 
Albert Cephas, 1 10 
Alfred Isaac, 107 
Alice Emeline, 106 
Alice R., 103 
Alice Sage, 103 
Amelia Helen, 106 
Andrew Jackson, 100, 103 
Ann Jane, 109 
Anna Maude, 103 
Arthur Ives, 104 
Arthur J., 108 
Bert B., 108 
Carrie E., 108 
Charles, 99, 100 
Charles Erwin, 101 
Charles H., 103 
Charles W., 107 
Charles W., 108 
Clarissa, 1 05 
Cora, 103 
Cornelius, 99, 104 
Derrick Isaac, 99, 109 
Diadamia, 104 
Earl, 103 
Edgar J., 103 
Edna, 104 






H'OOK I AMILV IN AMI RICA 



(SpunM 
Edward J., 108 
I lu in Km kwell, 101 
l win Williamson, ioo, 104 
1 1 J . In* 
Kli/.ihcth, 107 

Emily lane, 109 

Emily Jane, no 

Ernest Clifton, 104 

Eunice, 105 

Frances, 10S 

Frances I [annah, 100 

Frances Maud, 101 

Frank, 10S 

Frank David, 108 

Franklin, 109 

Franklin J., 103 

George, 101 

George Henry, 102 

George W., 107, 108 

George W., 10S 

Grace, 108 

Hanna, 100 

Hattie A., 107 

Henry, 100, 102 

Henry Renselaer, ioo, 101 

Howard Isaac, 102 

Ida, 104 

Isaac, 99, 102 

Isaac, 106 

James W. , 106, 107 

James Waldo, 10S 

Katie Luella, 108 

Lillian Eliza, 102 

Major Newman, 104 

Malcolm, 108 

Margaret, 108 

Marie Annette, HO 

Marjorie, 107 

Mary Catharine, 102 

Mary Clark, 102 

Mary Eliza, 10S 

Mary Ella, 102 

Mary Lavina, 101 

Mary Lovina, 99 

Maryette, 106 

Miriam, 102 

Moses, 98, 99 

Norman, iog 

Pamelia Ellen, 106 

Rachel Maria, 105 

Ray \\\, 107 

Raymond, 108 

Rose, 108 

Samuel, 105, 106 

Small I )., 103 

S'juire, 99 



(Spurr) 
Thaddens, 100 
William, 108 

Stearnes 
Bnlab, 81 

Edwin Hamilton, 1 15 
Electa, 115 

John Wellington, 115 
Mercy How, 1 15 

Miranda < lilmore, 1 15 
William M., 115 

Story 

Ann, 37 

Stratton 

Edward, 106 

Stressinger, 
Catherine, 133 

Taft 

R. A., 115 

Talcott 
W. H., 119 

Tallman 
W. S., 114 

Ten Eyck 
Ahraham, 15 
Hendrick, 16 
Jacob, 15 
Johannes, 15 
Neeltje, 15 
Samuel, 15 

Ten Eycke 
Helen, 114 

Thompson 
Ada May, 133 

Thornton 
Mary E., 70 

Thurber 
Ahuer, 61 
Edward. 61 
Edward, E., 61 
John Spoor, 61 
Richard A., 61 
Sarah E., 6 1 

Tigert (see also Tygert) 
Thomas, 58 
William, 38 

Tillotson 
Albert, 82 
Aunt lie-, 82 
Ann M., 82 



INDEX OF NAMES 



163 



(Tillotson) 
Charlotte B., 82 
John, 82 
John J., 82 
Laura A., 82 
Mary J., 82 

Tolley 
Garrett, 47 
Helen, 59 
William, 59 

Townsend 
William, 52 

Tremaine 

Jane, 81 

Trumbull 

Angeline S., 119 

Tucker 
Eliza, 33 
Fanny, 81 

Tuller 

Baxter, 54 
Diadamia D., 99 

Turner 

David P., 105 
Sarah Angeline, 105 

Tusten 

Edna May, 42 
James M., 42 
Mabel Estella, 42 

Tygert (see also Tigert) 
Harriet, 103 

Underwood 

Helen Willoughby, no 
Lucien Marcus, no 

Van Aalstyne 
Neeltie, 64 

Van Alstyne 

Christina, 77 

Van Arnam 

Jane Ann, 41 

Van Benthysen 
Barent, 16 

Van Buskirk 
Cornelius, 55 
Isaac, 55 



(Van Buskirk) 
" John, 55 

John, 55 

Lawrence, 55 

Leah, 55 

Mary, 55 

Susan, 55 

Van Buuren 

Gertrug, 64 
Martin, 64 

Van Demark 

Egbert Lansing, 39 
James N. , 39 

Van Denberg 

Adam, 18 
Annetje, 18 
Cornelis, 18 
Gerrit, 18 
Maritie, 1 8 

Vanderbelt 
Abbie C, 31 

Vanderhoof 

Margaret, 93 

Van Deusen (or Van Dusen) 
Abram, 80 
Chrisdna, 71 
Dirck, 79 
Isaac, 124 
Isaac L, 80 
James, 130 
Jamima, 90 
Jane A., 130, 131 
Jemima, 130 
Johannes, 79 
Maria, 127 
Martin, 127 
Robert, 79 

Robert Robertson, 71 
Tobias, 79 
Tobias, 127 

Van Ess 
Mary, 129 

Van Harlingen 

Jan Wybesse, 3, 8, 10 

Van Loan 

Fannie R., 49 
Isaac, 57 
Isaac, 58 

Van Loon 

Albert, 22, 23, 24 
Matthijs, 24 



164 



M'OUK FAMILY IN AMI KICA 



Van Guysling 
Cornelia, 30 
Cornelius, 30 
1 ranees Caroline, 30 
Rachel, 30 
Rath Gene, 30 

Van Hoesen tor Hoosen) 
Alberto*, 126 
F-ltFwbfth, 126 

, 50 
Francis, 56 
Jane, 53 
John, 38 

Van Schaack 
Aaron ( *■. $1 
Isaac, 50 
Tan, 22, 23, 24 

Rebecca, 48 

Van Schaick 
Dirrik, 58 
Barbara, 58 

Van Schoonhoven 
Dirck Bratt, 19 
Gerrit, 19 
James, 1 9 
John, 19 
Magdalena, 19 

Van Valin 
Oliver T., 48 

Van Valkenburg 
Rebecca, 63 
Magda Lena, 65 

Van Vechten 
Dirck, 28 
Maria, 28 

Van Veghten 
Annaatje, 21 
Dirck, 21 
Eva, 21 

Hubartus, 21, 27 
Johannes, 21 
Lena, 21 
Maria, 21 
Mary, 27 

Van Vleck 
John, 28 

Van Vranken 
Alida M., 40 

Van Wagenen 
Jacob, 39 



Van Wert 
Edward N . 53 

Van Wie 

Anil. rose Augustus, 59 
I i.i\i<l 1 li-ni'. 
Dirk, 59 
John, 50 
Judith Ann, 59 

Van Wormer 
Elizabeth, 28 

Margaret, 42 

Van Wort (see also Van Wert 
Edward, 51 

Veeder 

Johannes, 21 

Vigoir 
Jaques, 12 

Vinghagen 
John, 13 

Voorhees 

Gilbert Barrent, 102 
Gilbert Ilaviland, 102 
Isaac Spurr, 102 
Mary Edith, 102 

Vosberg 

Christina, 70 
Cornelia, 6S 

Vosburg 
Abram, 125 
Hester Ann, 127 
Jacob, 127 
Marta, 125 
Rebecca, 125 

Vosburgh 
Kate, 57 

Vradenburg 
Cornelia, 116 

Wagner 
Mary, 114 

Wakefield 
George R., 39 

Walker 

Margaret, 82 

Walling 
James W., 1 19 

Walter 

Elizabeth, 75 

Ward 
Susan, 74 



INDEX OF NAMES 



I6 5 



Warner 

Charles Norton, 101 
Clarence Herbert, 101 
Laura Norton, 1 01 
Tairus N., 100 
Peter, 38 

Washburn 
Norman, 115 

Weaver 

Mary A., 107 

Webster 

Flora Edith, 120 
Mary Emma, 120 
Orvil Frank, 120 

Wells 
Jacob, 52 
Margaret Ann, 52 
Maria 37 

Westover 
Walter, 39 

Wheeler 

Mary Ann, 88 

Whitbeck 

Clarence Alfred, 107 
George Sterling, 107 
Harry Spurr, 107 
Isaac, III 
Mildred Adelia, 107 
Ray, 107 

White 

Bella H., 113 

Whiting 

Florence S., 42 
Frank A., 42 

Whitney 
Hiram, 106 

Wigent 
J- C., 54 

Willoughby 
Harriet, 109 
John, 109 
John, 109 
Salmon, 109 

Wilkerson 

Carrie M., 49 

Williams 

Charlotte, Il8 

Frank, 39 

Jessie Evelyn, 1 18 



(Williams) 
JohnW., 118 
Maria, 40 

Maud Jeneveve, 118 
May, 39 
Milo, 82 
Minnie, 39 
Sanford, 39 

Winans 
Peter, 58 

Winslow 

Edith Estelle, 35 
Emily, 128 
Erastus, 128 
Enoch, 128 
Frank B., 35 
Harry, 128 
Hiram, 128 
Hosmer, 128 
Jared, 128 
Jason S., 128 
Jonathan, 128 
Madison, 35 
Manly, 128 
Maria, 128 
Miron, 128 
Parmela, 128 
Sarah, 128 
Sophia, 128 
Theron, 128 
Torrey E. , 128 

Wolf 

Moses, 57 

Wood 

GenivieveA., 134 

Woodruff 

Sophia, 89 

Wormer 

Stanley, 103 

Walter Frederick,'l03 

William, 103 

Wright 

Hamilton, 33 
Horace, 131 
Oscar, 33 
Gordon A., 34 
Marjorie Katherine, 34 

Young 

Edwin R., 31 
Eliza Spoor, 31 
Orcelia, 41 
Thomas, 31 






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