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To the Van Dcurscii Family in general, and, in particular, to 
my nephew, William Albert Van Deusen, who is pre- 
paring himself to take up this work where I lay it 
down, I affectionately dedicate these volumes. 


The compiling of this family history was undertaken with 
the oljjcct of preserving for future generations the results of 
nearly twenty years' gleanings in the field of genealogical 
research. The work has been done during the odd moments 
of a very busy life. It had its inception in the endeavor to 
learn when and from whence came the first of my name to 
New Netherland, and then to connect with this parent branch 
that offslioot which, after the War of the Revolution, settled 
in Canada,* and of which I am a scion. 

It has been a fascinating work and full of pleasure; the 
measure of success which I obtained luring me on and on, 
encoiiraged as I was, also, by the assistance of the Reverend 
RosweirRandall Hoes, Chaplain in the "United States Navy, 
and himself an able genealogist, who pointed out to me where 
to fmd rich harvests of data relating to the Dutch in America. 
In the niilitary held I profited much from the experience of 
Dr. Charles E. Godfrey in his investigations of Colonial and 
Revolutionary military data, and I have sought to make my 
work a valuable book of reference to the family and others 
on this particular line. Also, daily contact for a number of 
years with Algernon Aikin Aspinwall, Esquire, of Washington, 
D. C, historian of the Mayflower Society and of his ov/n 
family, kept the subject uppermost in my mind, and I paid 
frequent visits to New York and the towns and cities border- 
ing on the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, in the upper counties 
of New York State, wandering along the frontier of Canada 
from Cornv.-all to Toronto, examining the records of church, 
town and county on my v.'ay, in all their hnes. 

Soon I had a vast collection of data too vakiable to be kept 
for my sole pleastire, and the proljlem of publishing it in per- 
manent forai confronted me. To undertake the cost unaided 
v.'as out of the question with my means. At this juncture 
Henry Say re Van Duzer, Esquire, then President of the Hol- 
land Society of New York, volunteered material aid to back 
up his personal desire to have my material published ; which 
offer was accepted. Thus the work began to take definite 
shape, and I realized the importance of still closer research 

*In I7QI this locality became the Province of Upper Canada, and in 1867 the 
Province of Ontario. 

viii Preface 

and the intercharij^'e of data with othicr investigators whose 
lines were allied with mine. In this I gratefully acknowledge 
the courtesy of William Becker Van Alstyne, ^I. D., of New York 
City; the Reverend H. Van Allen of Utica, N. Y.. both of 
whom have considerable data upon their families who inter- 
married with Van Deusens; Mrs. Elizabeth Allison (Crissey) 
Van Duzer of Warwick, N. Y., who rendered valuable aid in 
the research on her branch of the family, the Van Duzers of 
Orange County, N. Y,; also the assistance rendered by Mr. 
Dingman \''ersteeg, Archivist of the Holland Society and a 
native of HoHand, who carefully read and corrected that 
part of my work covering the Dutch period; also the editorial 
work of Mrs. Ada F. De Laney of Brooklyn, N. Y.. who has 
edited and revised the entire work. 

My visit to Holland in search of material is fully described 
in the Itinerary of my Journey, later on. 

I do not claim infallibility or completeness for my work. 
Both are open to the future; and as I have arranged for the 
further carrying out of the work later on, any corrections or 
additions to names, dates, or fam.ilies will be gladly accepted 
for future use. In this light I commend the results of my 
labors to the kindly criticism of my readers. 

Albert Harrjsox Van Deusex. 

Washington, D. C, December 29, 1911. 




Dedication v 

Preface vii 

List of Illustrations xi 

The Van Deursens in their Brabant home xiii 

Itinerary of tny Journey to Holland xxxi 

Abraham Pietersen the Ancestor xlix 

First Generation i 

Second Generation 5 

Third Generation ■ 17 

Fourth Generation , 43 

Fifth Generation 77 

Sixth Generation 125 

Seventh Generation 229 

Eighth Generation 377 



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Coat-of-Arms Van Di:ersen Frontispiece 

Map of the Peel Landt xv 

Present Church at Deursen, North Brabant xviii 

Viev,- of old Castle Van Deursen xxvii 

Old Windmill at Haarlem, Holland xxxvi 

The Great Forest Street. Haarlem xxxviii 

Marriage Record of Abraham Pietersen and Tryntje Melchiors lii 

Certified signature of Judge J. W. Losecoat-Vermeer liv 

Interior of St. Bavo Church at Haarlem Ix 

Jan Van Deusen's house at Hiirley, N. Y 94 

Fireplace in Christopher Van Duzer's homestead 107 

Old coin trunk 136 

Conrad Van Dusen's Freemason certificate ; 147 

Caspar Van D-asen's saw -. 1^2 

Old Church at Conger's Mill 154 

F"airman's Mansion and Penn's "Treaty Tree" 176 

Isaac Van Duzer '. 201 

Peter J. M. Van Dusen and wife 263 

Addison, Augustus, Albert H., Absalom and Abda L. Van 

Deusen 264 

Captain Louis Sayre Van Duzer, V. S. N 350 

Selah Reeve VanDuzer :;s2 


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The ancient home of the Van Deursen family is at present 
a small village of 407 inhabitants, called Deume-les [neai]- 
Diest, in the South Netherlands (Belgian) Province, Brabant; 
commonly called South Brabant, in contrast with the North 
Netherland (Dutch) Province, North Brabant. It lies not 
far from the town Hasselt, on a little stream on 5° 5' E. 
Longitude of Greenwich and 51° 3' N. Latitude. 

in the Germanic tongue of the inhabitants themselves it is 
called "Doersen," and also by the Northern Dutch; but these 
have the oe or o sound of the symbol eii- and spell the name 
"Deursen" (For the history and the meaning of the name 
see Appendix i to this article). 

The earliest inhabitants of the countrv^ adjacent were a 
Celtic tribe, the Beiges, who came in contact with the Romans 
during Julius Caesar's Gallic warfare (Gaii Julii Caesaris: 
"de Bello Gallico Libri"). 

The name Deursen itself keeps the memory of these early 
Celts alive. The word "Dur" means "water," of v/hich 
"Deursen" is a locative form, "a place by the water." The 
Romans found a large moor here and called it a "palus" 
(moor), from which the present name, "the Peel" or "Peel 
land," the surroundings of Deursen, is derived. The word 
also remains in the name of the village "Pael," a little east 
from Deursen. 

About the year 1800 (and still) the moor proper was about 
four hours long. The Peel land measures from north to 
south eight hours, from east to west six hours, the distance 
being measured by the ordinary v/alking of a man in one hour. 
Sometimes it is so many '"pipes," i. e., the time allowed for 
the sm.oking of a certain sized pipe (J. Kok, "Vaderlandsch 
Woordenboek" [National Dictionary'], 1791, XXIV, p. 2). 

After the breaking up of the Roman Empire, the Franks 
conquered the country in the fifth century; and at least the 
nobility here, among v.'honi is found the family Deursen, can 
be said' to be from pure Germanic, Prankish stock. 

The Peel land was, in the Carolingian times, A. D. 800, a 

xvi Van Deursen Family 

part of the jurisdictional region "Toxandria," vrhich fomied 
the greater part of what was afterv.'ards the dukedom of 

Tlie breaking up of the Carolingian Empire (never a strongly 
united federation), A. D. ooo, brought to light a great many 
more or less independent lords, of greater or less degree, who 
would be united under the rising feudal system. 

In 1196, during the time of the third cmsade, we find 
mentioned a Hendricus a Doersnc (Hendrick van Doersen). 
It is not unlikely that he was in the crusade, and that the 
cross in the Coat-of-x\rms v.'as taken up by him. 

During the next, the thirteenth centurv, members of the 
family are freciuently found in the "mevery van's Hertocren- 
bosch" (the majorate of Bois-le-Duc), 'the part of Brabant 
in which Deursen lies, and where the lords Van Deursen kept 
up a kind of sovereign independency until the year 1325. 

On the I St of I^Iarch, 1325 (a date'according to old Prankish 
custom), Govert Van Doorsen acknowledged for his liege- 
lord Jan III, the noblest duke Brabant ever had, who, with 
rare perception for those times of the natural humian rights, 
and far ahead of his day in his method of governing, granted 
on his deceased father's and his own initiativer a liberal 
Charter to his subjects in 1356. This Charter served the 
Dutch as a model in 15S1, when they began their stmggle for 
freedom more systematically. It was '^a cornerstone ni the 
bulwark of Dutch liberty," and, through its silent influence, 
takes a not inconsiderable place in the constitutional historv 
of AVestern Europe and the rights of man all over the world 
(See Appendix 2 for the liege lords of the Van Deursens and 
the early Constitution of Brabant). 

_ Govert Van Doorsen received back his ancestral property 
immediately in 1325, as a hereditary feudalitv, and it thus 
remained in the straight male line until the end of the i6th 
century (J. Kok, Vaderl. Woordbock; also J. B. Rietstap. 
\\ aperbock v. d Xeo Add, I, p. 94, 95. For the history of 
the land and castle of Deursen, from 132=; to 1788, see 
Appendix 3). 

_ L'nder Jan the Third's daughter, Duchess Johanna, who 
died in December, 1406, Jan Van Deursen, possibly the grand- 
son or great-grandson of Govert, became lord of Deursen. 
He m.arned m 1419, x\leid van Bloemensweerde, and from his 
time on there is no break in the familv line down to Abraham 
Iietersen van Deursen of 1607, and through him down to the 
American posterity. So far as can be ascertained from the 

The A^\x Deursexs in their Brabant Home xvii 

above aythorities, the only available sources of information 
in this countr}^ the follov/ing is the line of descent. 

1. Jan, who married Aleid van Bloemensweerde. Their 
son , 

2. Jan, married Aleid van Dompselaer (see Appendix 4) 
had son, 

3. Jau, who married Wilhelmina van Zoudenbalg; their 
son was 

4. Nicolas, who married Machteld Proeys; their son was 

5. Jan Willevi, who married a daughter of Gerritt van 
Ileusden; their son was 

6. Jan, who married Elisabeth Van Heusden. This Jan 
was alive in 1550, and was the last male descendant of Govert 
who held the ancestral seat, the lands and castle of Duersen. 
His mother and wife were both from the old renowned house 
of Heusden, for v.iiich reason he took the famous "wheel of 
Heusden" into his Coat-of-Arms (see Appendix 5). His son 

7. Hendrick was bom in the old Castle. The Spanish 
troubles account for the loss of the ancestral possessions by 
Hendrick, the details of which are still to be found (see Ap- 
pendix 3). It is not unlikely that Hendrick was the first 
protestant of the family. When the people saw their lord a 
protestant in those trying days, they, too, were emboldened 
to openly avow their faith. The protestant church at Deur- 
scn bears witness to this. It was one of those small com- 
mxmitics, which once promised so much for the cause of 
protestantism in the South Netherlands. ]Many of them 
were crushed down by the Spanish yoke between 1550 and 
1600, but a few of them, also in Peel land, have survived 
amidst an entire CathoHc popxilation up to the present time. 
A protestant church exists still in Deursen (see David Van 
Haagstraten, "Groot \A'oordenboek" [Great Encyclopedia], 
1733, III, p. 76; also J. van Oudenhoven's "Beschryving van 
's Hertogenbosch [Description of Bois-le-duc]). Hendrick be- 
came "drossaert" (head-magistrate, — somewhat like the 
English jvistice of peace) of Asperen, in Brabant. He did 
not adopt the alterations and additions made to the famil}'' 
Coat-of-Anns by his father, but returned to the original, a 
copy of which appears as frontispiece to this volume. He 
died at Asperen in 1567. His wife was Maria Rutgers (see 
Appendix 6). They had one son, 

6. Willem, who married Elisabeth Gysberts and had son 
9. Pieter, who moved from Asperen to the Province Hol- 
land in 15S1 and became Magistrate in Haerlem in 1583. His 

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lo. AbraJtarn, v/as born in Haerlem and baptised there 
II Nov., 1607 (Records of the Grootkerk. Haarlem; see 
quotation of same in biographical sketch of Abraham Pieter- 
sen Van Deursen). He married Dec. 9, 1629, Tr\'ntje Mel- 
chiors, also of Haarlem, and soon after emigrated to New 
Amsterdam, America. They had six children, all born in 
America, whose biographies will be found in the American 
section of this volume. 

A brief outline of the histor\' of the last four of the above 
generations will be found in the second part of this article — 
"The Van Deursens in Haerlem, Holland," where the argu- 
ment in favor of this line of descent is also given. 


Since 15S1, when the States General of the United Nether- 
lands had foresworn Count Philip, King of Spain, and the 
Duke of Parma had been sent to the Netherlands with Spanish 
troops for "pacification," the South Netherlands, especially 
Planders and Brabant, felt the full pressure of a sixteenth 
century war. In the North almost all had enjoyed the pos- 
session of political and religious freedom. In Brabant 
catholics and protestants, royalists and republicans mxin- 
gled together. All alike were robbed and murdered there 
by the Spanish soldiers, nor could the Spanish generals do 
anything to j^revent it. In fact they owed these hirelings 
wages of many months, and being unable to pay them, in 
fear of mutiny, they allowed them this systematic plundering 
as a recompense. The land vras laid waste and uncultivated 
for many yeai^s. The Civil magistrates in Brabant and 
Flanders vrere under military pressure and had kept or re- 
taken the side of the King and the old faith. To make an 
end of the confusion one element at least had to be eliminated, 
and, therefore, from many Brabant and Flemish cities all 
protestants were banished. This involved the best classes 
of society. The high nobiHty and great landowners sided 
with the King, But the younger branches of these families, 
who, according to the custom, had kept magistratures in town 
and country, and formed the most intellectual and inde- 
pendent class of society, all took the side of the Republic. 
The Van Deursens had left the former class and joined the 
latter, just one generation before the trouble broke out at 
large. The Spanish rehiforcemcnts under the Duke of Parma 

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The present chi:rch at Deursen, North Brabant. 

The Van Deursexs int their Brabaxt Home xix 

replaced all such magistrates, who had not fled already, by 
wctk '.villed royal tools. 

Next to the magistrates were the great commercial men, 
who, finding no property safe and trade impossible, joined 
the common cause. A third useful element, on whom the 
banishment fell were the artists and craftsmen. 

Intellect, capital, and labour, the verj' blood and nerves 
of the nation, left the unfortunate Provinces to Parma, and 
thus tacitly encouraged the economical and spiritual suicide 
of the nation. The economic balance once being broken, the 
emigration went on, even after the direct causes were re- 
mo%'ed, until 1616; the Chronicles of Holland and Zeeland 
containing for the period 1580-1620 many petitions of those 
exiles for safeguard and settling in the North Netherlands, 
made to the Prince of Orange, the local governments or the 
Count of Leicester. Most of them went to the towns of 
Middelburg. Dordrecht, Leyden, Haerlem and Amsterdam 
(see Kronyken van het Historisch Genootschap [Chronicles 
of the Historical Society], Utrecht, 1853, p. 8: P. J. Blok, 
History of the Netherland people [translation from the Dutch], 
Vol. Ill, chap. IV: J. H. Koenen, Fransche Vluchtelingen in 
Nederland [French fugitives in the Netherlands], 1S46). In 
these authorities the French and Brabant fugitives, their 
quantity and quality, their motives and influences are ably 
compared and treated. 

In Holland, Zeeland and Friesland these exiles were warmly 
received as brethren in the faith, as valuable reinforcements 
for State and Church, as increasement for Statecraft, Com- 
merce and Art. The average Brabander at that time made a 
better magistrate and scholar, the average Fleming a better 
trader and craftsman, than the North Netherlander. In 
culture his superiors, they soon brought the docile Northern 
Dutchman up to their standard, and to them may be ac- 
credited the reorganization of the North (Hugode Groot 
[Grotius] Nedrl. Historie, Book V, pp. 100, 329), 

The Brabanders felt their mental superiority so well that 
in the nev.'ly organized government of Holland they soon 
were ahead of the native provincial Hollander, and to the 
fact that they turned all their energy toward the public 
welfare only, is due that they did not rouse the jealousy of 
the older inhabitants sooner than they ultimately did. 

With the Brabanders once settled in Holland the various 
towns helped each other to establish government fairly and 
to a fair end. But the monopolizing of the public offices by 
the Brabanders finally aroused complaint, mention of which, 

XX Van Deursen Family 

about the year 15S6, occurs in P. C. Hooft's" Historien," 
p. 1 107. In Amsterdam and Utrecht this even went so far 
that by enactment all original Brabanders were excluded 
from public offices during the first five years of their residence 
in those cities (see Kron. Hist. Gen. Utrecht, 1855, p. 229- 
238; Prouink's letter of 1586). 

In one of the lists of petitioning Brabant exiles to Prince 
William of Orange in 1581, we find the name of Pieter Van 
Duerse, coming from Asperen in Brabant. Evidently he 
was a son of W'illem Van Docrse, drossaerd of Asperen, who 
was the only son of Hendrick Van Duerse, also drossaerd of 
Asperen, who died in 1576. 

We do not find to which city in Holland he intended to go. 
Perhaps he did not then knovc himself, Haarlem was a place 
most favoured by Brabant settlers just then (Haarlem's 
Handvesten [Haarlem's Constitutions], April 24, 15S0). 

By 1580, the Haarlem city government, which had long 
kept a doubtful position, had finally becomic a strong pro- 
testant and republican body ("Haarlem's Handvesten," Oct. 
13, 1586, p. 351, 352). 

Among the strangers put into the Hacrlem Government by 
Prince "William^ of Orange, Oct. 21, 1583, was Pieter Willems 
("Haarlem's Handvesten," p. 333, 334). "Pieter Willems" 
might be an accidental combination of those two common 
Dutch names, and the person a different one than Pieter 
Willems Van Duerse, but the fact that the same Pieter Wil- 
lemsen is called on p. 421 of "Haarlem's Handvesten" the 
son of Willem Hendricksen, the fact that he was a stranger 
admitted to a Haerlem magistrature by the Prince of Orange, 
in 1583, the fact that many Brabanders vrere placed in Hol- 
land magistratures, often v»'ithin the first five years of their 
residence (otherv-'ise this stated term would not have been 
fixed by Amsterdam and Utrecht), the fact that in 15S1 
Pieter Van Duerse from Asperen (the son of "William Van 
Doerse of Asperen) petitioned the Prince of Orange for set- 
tlement in Holland, the fact that this Willem was the son of 
Hendrick Van Duerse of Asperen, all speak in favour of the 
identity of Pieter Willems Van Duerse of Asperen, 1581, and 
the Haerlem stranger Pieter Willems of 1583. 

According to his father's and grandfather's (died 1576) 
age, Pieter could not have been much older than twenty-five 
years at that time; nor younger, as the post was not open for 
men under the age of twenty -four. At the time of his son 
Abraham's baptism, he must have been a man between forty 
and forty-five years old. Abraham Pietersen was baptised 

The Vax Deursens in their Brabant Home xxi 

II Nov., 1607, and the date of his marriage, 9 Dec, 1629, 
makes it probable that he was baptised not long after his 
birth. But the possibility is not excluded that he was bom 
a few years earlier. 

The' family belonged not to the Walloon, but to the Dutch 
Reformed Church. A complete table of contents of its 
Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records are found in "de 
Navorscher," 1900, p. 555, 566. In the Remonstrant and 
Contra -remonstrant doctrinal quarrels the Van Deursens 
sided with the former, as did most of the old Brabant pro- 
testants. These quarrels greatly influenced the inland politics 
of the Netherlands, and formed a fruitful source of pretext 
to depose the magistrate of Brabant origin, as soon as found 
to be a Remonstrant. 

In Haerlem the Magistrature was at first in the hands of 
the Remonstrants. In 1615, alarmed at the im-rease of the 
opposite faction, they took care that a Remonstrant clergy- 
man (domine) was appointed, and that in 161 7 the Church 
rules of 1 591, which could be favorably inter])reted in favour 
of the Remonstrants, were brought into action. This was 
changed in 1618 by the coup d'etat of Prince Maurice of 
Orange, changing the magistrates in many Remonstrant 
cities. In Haerlem this occurred 24 October, 161 8, at which 
time Pieter Willems Van Duersen must have been a man of 
about sixty (J. Kok. "Vaderlandsch Woordenboek," 17S8 
[National Dictionary], XIX, p. 115, 116). In January, 1629, 
the year of Abraham Pieterseil's marriage, the Remonstrants 
iu Haerlem were still so strong that the new government 
feared they would regain their seats. This did not happen, 
liowever, and the Remonstrants (mostly protestants of Bra- 
bant origin), and among them the Van Deursens, were, and 
remained, excluded from puVjlic office. 

This exclusion was quite a humiliation for many of the old 
families, who were wont to mle, and may have been one of 
the reasons why Abraham Pietersen Van Dcursen detennined 
to emigrate to'New Netherland in 1636. His father, Pieter 
Willcms Van Deursen (for the new spelling since 1618 see 
Appendix I), if still alive, would have attained the venerable 
age of eighty at the time of his emigration, but more than likely 
the old e.xile had already passed away. 


The name "Deursen" is a deriviative of the Celtic word 
"dur," which means "water," the Germanic, and especially 

xxii Van Deursen Family 

the Prankish locative ending, "en," making it mean "at the 
■water," "a place at the water." River and place names 
with "dur" are frequent in all original Celtic regions. Dor- 
drecht means Dur-track — water track or fern,'. In England 
many examples of the same kind may be found, Durham 
meaning Dur-home — an abode by the water. The lin- 
guistic changes caused in the word as a whole by this endings, 
which, in turn, originate the many different spellings, are 
due to the working of two laws. The first, which tends the 
most to transform the word beyond recognition is the rule 
that r between two vowels shov/s an inclination towards rs, 
z and s. This will best be illustrated by comparison of the 
German "waren," "verloren," "ha5c," etc., and the English 
"were," to "lose," "hare," etc. The name of a Dutch village 
near Dordrecht, — Diir-en, — became Dnr-sen and then Dus- 
sen. This process was already in action when the name 
Deursen was first entrusted to v/riting, but was not yet of 
sufficient force to make the new pronunciation in spelling 
prevail over the old one. Forms of the name with r, rs, and 
rss (ss was meant to render the z sound), occur from 1196 
dov/n to the present time. The form with r, however, was 
always, and rightly, considered to be the older, but wrongly 
to be the better of the two equals. Writers nevertheless 
could not get away from the popular pronunciation with rs. 
So we find the names even of the oldest known members of. 
the family spelled "Duerse," "Doersen," or "Doorsen," 
when occurring in the vulgar; but "Duere," "Doeme," or 
"Doonie," as soon as written in Latin documents; although 
occasionally even the Latin give the fonner spelling — the 
older fonn admitting the rs. 

In the Latin work of Dan'l. Heinsius: "Rerum ad Sylvam 
• — Ducis Libri," 1629, we find it spelled "Doma," "Doersa," 
and even "Deusa." 

In "Castella et Praetoria Nobilium Brabantiae," by Jacob 
Bm. LeRoy, Leyden, 1699, p. 133, we find "Doirne, vul- 
gare dictum Doorssen." 

In "Groot wereldlyck Tooneel des hcrtogdoms van Bra- 
bant," t>ie Hague. 1730, prt. IV, plate S, we find "Ducrne 
ofte [or] Doersen." 

In "Vermakelyk Brabant," by de Cantillon, Amsterdam, 
1770, prt. IV, plate 2, we find "Prospectus castelli Doirne" 
(view of the castle of), and on the engraving "t Kasteel Door- 
sen" (the castle of). The description going with it, on p. 52, 
so reads: "Doeme of [or] Dooersen." 

In "Anrdrykskundig Woordenboek" (Geographical Die- 

The Van Deursens in their Brabant Home xxiii 

tionary), by S. Gille Heringa, Utrecht, 1S74, p. 50, under 
"Duerne and Liessel" "we find: "Deursen and Deurne are 
promiscuously used." 

The other law at v.'ork here concerns the essential vowel 
"u" (pronounced like English 00, in "book"), and its spon- 
taneous change to 00 (like ?2nglish o in "open"). Both u 
and 00 changed by the "umlaut" influence (an anticipation 
of the e of the second syllable while still pronouncing the u or 
00 of the first syllable) into Ue or Ooc (oe) ; pronounced some- 
what like the ir in "third." The Brabanters, like the Ger- 
mans, preferred for this sotmd the symbol oe, while the Hol- 
landers used the symbol ue, and then eu, by metathesis 
caused by analogy with the spelling of the other Dutch diph- 

It can be said in general that under aristocratic and 
hiearichical influence the South Netherlands kept conserva- 
tive in every respect. They kept the old spelling system 
long after living language had changed the spoken words, as 
modem Flemish still shows. In the young Republic of the 
United Netherlands, however, the democratic spirit broke 
with many an empty conventionality. Early in the seven- 
teenth century a nevv' spelling v,-as adopted, more phonetically 
rendering the language of the people. The famous "Staten- 
Translation" of the Bible at Dordrecht in 1618, though written 
in elevated style, was one of the first works to use this popular 
spelling most successfully. 

The spelling of the name "Deursen" is according to this 
system, and can be said to be fixed by that time as far as the 
North Netherlands were concerned. 

The different spellings of the name have been stated, and 
here and there (but unphilologically) treated by the following 

David van Hoogstraten's "Groot "Woordenboek," 1733, 
HI, p. 76: Vorsterman van Oyen's Wapenboek, I, p. 198, 
199: J. B. Rietstap's Wapenboek. I, pp. 9, 94, 95: "de Na- 
vorscher," 18S3, p. 282, also 1884, p. loi: Nyhoff's Oorkon- 
den, V, p. 60. 


The deathbed of duke Jan II of Brabant can be said to be 
the cradle of Dutch freedom, — documentary at least. Not 
by force, nor by remorse, he gave in 13 12 the Charter of 
Cortcnberg, but because he v/as convinced that he could 

xxiv Van Deursen Family 

have done more for the people during his hfe, had he allowed 
them to take their natural share in public affairs. This he 
desired his son, Jan III, to do from the beginning of his reign. 

The Charter established for Brabant the Council of Corten- 
berg, which, since 1312, met everv^ three weeks in the cloister 
of that name. It consisted in the beginning of only four 
representatives of the land owning nobility, and ten of the 
towns, to wdf. for Brussclles, 3; for Louvain, 3; for Ant- 
werp, Tien en and Leeuwen, one each. 

Acting on his father's principles. Jan III enlarged the 
composite parts of this Council by Charter of 13 14, giving it 
a trial of six years, when, by request of his liege lord, Charles 
lY, the German Emperor, he was induced to give "the Golden 
Bill." Jan III reigned from 1312 to 1355, and in 1325 Govert 
van Doorsen acknowledged him as his liege lord. 

Before his death the duke called the representatives of the 
seven large and thirty-six smaller cities of Brabant to a meet- 
ing in Louvain on S March, 1354. In May the nobility joined 
this meeting. His desire was to frame a Constitution whereby 
each of his subsequent successors in the dukedom should be 
sworn in by the Council and succeed by their consent only. 
He left it to the judgment of the Council to carry out this 
principle in the case of his only daughter, Johanna. Such a 
one was the first liege lord of the lords van Deursen. 

Johanna was sworn in after her father's death in 1355, and 
her long (over fifty years) reign proved as beneficial to Bra- 
bant as was promised by the happy auspices under wdiich it 
was begun. She and her husband Wenzel, duke of Limburg, 
made their Constitutional "joyous entr\-" (Blyde Inkomste ; 
Joyeuse Entree) in 1356, which took the place of a feudal 

The Constitution was sworn anew and extended to Lim- 
biirg. Johanna died, blessed by all who knew^ her, 1 Decem- 
ber, 1406. Some of the succeeding dukes, not of old Brabant 
origin, tried to weaken the Constitution now and then, but 
their financial dependency upon the people's representatives 
prevented this. The guaranteed rights proved stable even 
in the hard days of Granvelle and the Duke of Alva, the 
Spanish miilitar}' Commanders in the last years of Charles V. 

Not before the inauguration in 1555 of Phihp II as duke, 
who, as monarch of a world empire, could not be troubled with 
"fonnalities" in such a small political community (!), was the 
constitution broken; a beginning as bad for the people as the 
end was for himself in 15S1 (Blok. History of the Netherland 

Tiii: Van Deursens in their Brabant Home xxv 

Peo})le (translated from the Dutch), III, p. 34-36- _^ See also 
PMullct.'*'Histoirc clc la Joyeuse Entree de Brabant"). 

13-5-1559^ 1559-17SS 

Govert van Doorsen and his ancestors had the full juris- 
diction of Deursen and the neighbormg borough of Liesel 
until I March, 1325. Entering the feudal community of 
Bral-ant at that date it became a branch of the jurisdiction 
c-f that dukedom. Until 1397. possibly the year of the death 
of Govcrt's son and successor to the domain, Deursen and 
IJesel remained one. About that time a tendency to com- 
bine began as far as the larger feudal estates were concerned; 
the '^mailer ones showing an opposite tendency, an interesting 
phenomenon in the growth of the modem Western European 
States. Deursen and Liesel were then separated, and the 
lands divided between the sons of the late lord. The old 
Castle of Doersen held a strong stragetic position. Amidst 
its moors it could hardlv be taken by siege, and as a retreat 
for troops it governed the whole Peel land. In the frequent 
wars between Brabant and Guelderland during the fifteenth 
centurv it proved a valuable stronghold. But in those wars 
the -ounger branches of the family living in Liesel and other 
nei;^hboriVig places often had to suffer from the enemy. After 
the duchess Johanna's death in 1406, the dukes of Guelder 
made war again under pretention of right to the succession. 
Piiilip of Burgundv had succeeded to the dukedom of Brabant, 
rtnd in April, 1435, complaints of the plundering done by the 
Guelder people were sent to him by several lords, among 
whom v.-cre Hendrick van Dorsen and Gheenken van Doirsen 
his brother, members of the younger branch. These quarrels 
lasted until 1516, when Charles V, as heir of Burgundy and 
duke of Brabant, succeeded in the dukedom of Guelder. 
Since 1350 the lords of Devirsen had tw^o castles in Deursen. 
The old one amidst the moors, being the strongest, was used 
only as a fort. The other, dating from Govert's time, stood 
a quarter hour's distance East from the Church of Deursen 
{i. c, walking distance) . It was surrounded by a broad moat, 
which enclosed some fine gardens. Both these castles were 
burned bv the Guelder people in their last attacks, in 151 2. 
Of the old fort nothing was left. The other castle, however, 
v.-as not wholly destroyed. It was immediately repaired, 
much altered according' to the requirements and style of the 
time, and made into a comfortable home. Except for some 

xxvi Van Deursen Family 

small changes in wood-^'ork. barns and bridges, the castle 
was then much as it shows in the engraving of i6Sq. Jan 
van Deursen, the last male descendant of Govert to hold the 
ancestral castle and lands, must have died here between 1550 
and 1559, and his son Hendrick removed to Asperen by that 
time. The year 1555 seems to be the most probable for such 
a radical change. Philip then succeeded his father, Charles 
V, as King of Spain and Prince of all the Netherland. also as 
Dtike of Brabant, and scorned to take the Constitutional 
Oath. Many Brabant nobles criticised this sharply. Philip, 
however, had the power, and he who did not like his tyran- 
nical ways could go. It is not known who was lord of Deur- 
sen immediately after Hendrick left. Most probably one of 
the king of Spain's favorites, for in 1559 we see that the local 
civil jurisdiction of Deursen was changed into a high criminal 
court. The number of criminals seemed to increase in the 
Netherlands after the Spanish got foothold there. However 
it be, Philip died in 1599, Prince Maurice of Orange won the 
great battle at Nieupoort in 1600, and the victorious States 
of the Netherlands owned Brabant as a conquered province 
in the beginning of the seventeenth century. 

About that time we find several members of the younger 
male, as well as female branches of the family, living in the 
old neighborhood, and claiming the land and castle of Deur- 
sen. In actual possession of them at that time we find Jhr. 
Wolfert Everard van Wittenhorst, son of Walraven van 
Wyttcnhorst and Maria van Doersen (elsewhere called Maria 
van Doeme). His cousin, Jhr. Everard van Doerne, lord of 
Liesel, of a younger male branch, claimed the lordship of 
Deursen from him. The case was brought before three high 
arbiters: Hendrick van Holtrys, commander of the Teutonic 
order at Gemert, Jhr. Wolraven van Erp, lord of Erp and 
Vechel, and Jhr. Godert Oudaert, lord of Rikstel. 

The case was decided in favour of the Lord van Wittenhorst 
on 22 October. 1607. This date was just three weeks before 
the birth of Abraham Pieters van Deursen in Haerlem, who, 
as straight male descendant of the older branch, in other 
circumstances would have been the heir of the land and castle 
of Deursen. "Wittenhorst remained lord of Deursen, which 
now passed completely out of the possession of the male line 
of the family (See "de Navorscher" [The Investigator], 1S93, 
p. 525). On 5 Mav. 161S, pecuniary satisfaction and resti- 
tution was finally paid to the claimants of old. A copy of 
the documentarv evidence of this was printed in Nyhoff's 
"Oorkonden," III, 1SS6. In 1619, the new lord's only 


\ /y^^^Bgagf- -^ -^-S- -r^ ■ -_-J.": . ;:-_r. - 


The Van* Deursexs in their Brap.axt Home xxvii 

(kiU.qhter, Margareta Wilhelmina van Wittcnhorst, succeeded 
her father and became lady of Deursen (see Archives ot 
Deume). She was married twice: first to Jhr. Arnold Huyn 
van Gelvn. by whom she had one son, Johan, and second to 
Karel Diderik. baron van Pallandt, by whom she had one 
rianghter, Isabella Francisca. Lady Margareta survived her 
last"^husband and died in 1660 (see Nyhoffs "Oorkonden" I, 

The heavy mortgage on the estate was paid off on behalf 
of the heirs, but the money had to be repaid. In the sam.e 
vear, 1660, Deursen v/as sold, and was bought by Rogier van 
Leefdael. In 167S the jurisdiction of Deurne and Liesel. 
reunited in 1559, was again separated by the upper lords, the 
States General of the United Netherlands, although the right 
of liaving each a bench of its own was not used until some 
years later. New domestic buildings in the Castle yard were 
added in 16S9 and an engraving made of the whole Castle, 
mainly the same as when it was restored after the fire of 15^2. 
This engraving occurs in "Castella et Praetoria Nobilium 
Brabantiae," bv Brn. LeRoy, Leyden, 1699. p. 133. The 
Coat-of-Arms of Leefdael, the then possessors of Deursen, 
occurs on this engraving. The same is reprinted in "Groot 
Wereldlyck Tooneel dcs hertogdoms van Brabant," the 
Ilagtie, 1730, prt. IV, plate S; also in "Vermakelyk Brabant," 
by de Cantillon Amsterdam. 1770, prt. IV, p. 52, pi 2, from 
which last the accompanving reproduction has been taken. 
Deursen, and also Liesel, belonged to the Leefdael family 
until 1730. From Seuljar van Leefdael it then passed to a 
certain 5lr. Koeymans. After him Theodoor de Smeth, lord 
of Alphen in Holland, Schepen of Amsterdam, became the 
possessor; from him it passed into new hands, in which it 
was still in the year 17S8 (J. Kok, "Vaderland Woordenboek, 
1788, XI, p. 187, 18S)." 

In "Brabantia lUustrata," 1705, p.' 133- under the view of 
the Castle Deursen, is a description of the Castle in Latin, 
French and Dutch, the first lines of each gives us the location 
and orthography of the Castle: "Doirne, corrupte Doorssen; 
Praefecturae Pe'lan diae" etc.; "Doernc, et par un mot cor- 
rompu, Doorssen, Village de la I\Iajeurie du Peland" etc.; 
'"Doirne, qualijk gesegt Doorssen, een Dorp van de Meyerye 
v:.n Poland" etc. 

Van Deuksen Family 


The Brabant family Van Dompselaer (of 1400) is found in 
Harder^yck, Guelderland, in 1600. and was related with the 
Van Rensselaer as well as with the Brinck family (Navorscher, 
1S76, p. 338, 347; 1879, p. 41-46). The Van Dompselaer 
anns are: a red anchored cross on silver field. 

The Van Rensselaer arms are: a silver anchored cross on 
red field (Theodore Van Renesse, "Dictionaire des Figures 
Heraldiques," Brussels, 1894-1903). 


A pretty legend to account for the wheel in the Heusden 
Coat-of-Arms is as follows: A certain lord of Heusden went 
off to the crusades, followed, without his knowledge, bv his 
faithful wife in the disguise of a page. Going in search of 
his page one evening he entered a tent and found the "page" 
busily turning a spinning wheel, and the disguise was broken. 
To honor his wife's bravery and love, the lord of Heusden 
took the wheel into his Coat-of-Arms. The story has been 
prettily written in a Dutch ballad. 



Like the modern Dutch settlers here, the older ones liked 
to live in groups, formerly inhabiting the same regions in the 
Netherlands. The difference in dialect and customs between 
the provinces accounting for the fact. 

That two of Abraham Pietersen Van Deurscn's sons, Jacob 
and Melchior, both married women with Brabant family 
names, shows that the Van Deursens were not the onlv Bra- 
banders in the settlement at New Amsterdam, and that they 
remained faithful to their Brabant traditions. Jacob's wife 
Catalyntie, belonged to the Brabant family Van Elslandt; 
Melchior's wife, Engeltie Rutgers, was probably of the same 
Brabant family as his grandfather's grandmother, Maria 
Rutgers, wife of Hendrick Van Duersen of Asperen in Bra- 



A description of the Van Doersen Coat-of-Arms can be 
found in j. B. Rietstap's "Armoirie Generale" I, p. 553, but 

Tui: \'an' Deursens in their Brabant Home xxix 

r-irc com])l'.ne descriptions, with references to the family to 
V.':,' h i\ •■: arms belonged are in: Pistorius' "Rerum Fami- 
I:.Lr.::n Hcli^icorum Chronicon magnum," Frankf. o/jI., 
!^;4 (not available here). According to Eduard de Block's 
Armorial dcs Princes du Sang Royal de Renault et de Bra- 
l.vnt. 1900. there occurs a cut of the Coat-of-Arm.s in Bos- 
n^inv '■Arrnorial ancicn et modern de la Belgique, 1889" (not 
uv.,<.:.;ble here). A picture of the Coat-of-Arms with the ad- 
ds'.!--n of the wheel of Heusden occurs in "Het wapenboek 
%..;•* .I'v'n Nederlandschen Adel," I, pi. 23, but this description 
<■{ 11. ^5ven by the same authority on pp. 94-95, is less correct. 

Tl;e following authorities may also be consulted in this 
C' :-\n^'ction: 

Hrllin: "Rccueil gencal. et heraldique des maisons noble 
D'Allcmagnc, Artois, Flandres et Brabant" (a M.S. in the 
li:M. Royale at Brussels). 

lluyttens: "L'art de Verifier les Genialogies des Families 
Helves et Hollandais, 1S56." 

Gocthals: "Histoire gencralc de la maison deHornes," 184S. 

LcRoy: ''Brabantia Illustrata," 1705. 

Sanderus: "Flandria IlKistrata," 1732. 




It v.-:t3 my hope to be able to trace, by personal investiga- 
tion in the 'Netherlands, the ancestr}' of Abraham Pietersen 
Van L^fvirscn; or, failing that, to learn something of the land 
o( c^ar forefathers, their history, character, and present-day 
aipoci. Accordingly, I sailed from New York late in the 
rurnnicr of 1907 for Antwerp. 

A^- '.ve entered the River Schelde and headed for Antwerp, 
i noticed the low lands on either side, and saw through the 
trees picturesque little clusters of houses, all lying below the 
level of the river. This gave a curious effex:t. ^ Antwerp is, 
jK'rluxps, one of the m.ost appropriate cities in Europe for an 
American to visit first, for it has so ancient a history, — lead- 
ing; back into the Seventh Century, — and, in the old parts of 
the city, so mediaeval an aspect, that the traveler is at once 
titvcpcd in the atmosphere of "old, forgotten, far-off things." 
Like all of the Netherlands, Antwerp is rich in splendid 
J^-<:nlings. Van Dyck, Rubens, Teniers (father and son), and 
■Ahrr celebrated artists hved and worked in Antwerp. The 
CitJiclral, which is Gothic in style and begun in 1352, con- Rubens' famous "Descent from the Cross." 

In Antwerp, as in so many parts of the Continent, the 
T' '.;•- c De]!artment serves as a sort of combined Directory and 
"Who's Who." At the offices of the Department one may 
iivA a record of every person residing within its bounds. At 
the Siadhuis Bibliotheek, or Town Hall Library, are "Adres- 
t.'" from which I gathered many names in the various 
:• .'.:., I visited. In the Adresboeks at Antwerp I found the 
A'l ircis of a young lady, a Miss Dimphina Van Deursen, liv- 
in>: then^at St. Jacobsmarkt, 2, and I decided to call on her at 
or.'-.c. She lived in the home of the proprietor of one of the 
j^'ra ant little taverns which abound on the Continent and 
sn Kn^^lrmd, and are so different from anything to be found 
in _t}:e United States. I had an agreeable and interesting 
vi^it. although I was obliged to take with me someone to in- 
l^-q.'ret us to each other, for Miss Van Deursen speaks no 

She v.-as born in Rosendaal, Holland, June 15, 1882, the 
<LiUj^hter of a skipper, and is a dressmaker by occupation. 
She y.-tvc me the names of her father and mother of. their 

xxxiv Van Deursen Family 

other children, of her grandfather and grandmother, and of 
several uncles, with the addresses of two of the latter. 

The following morning I started for Rosendaal. Upon my 
arrival I found that Karl Ludovicus Van Deursen, one of the 
uncles whose address Miss Dimphina had given me, lived 
some distance from the hotel where I was staying; so I en- 
gaged a cab and v/as driven for several miles through what 
seemed to me like a contintious garden. 

The roads in Holland are paved in the center with stone 
blocks, or bricks, with a deep v/ater drain on either side, and 
the sidewalks of smooth, hardened soil. As we drove along 
I noticed the neat farm buildings of brick, v/ith peaked roofs, 
red tiled, and the beautiful flower gardens. The surrounding 
fields were rich with grain, some of which was reaped and 
standing in front of the houses in shocks for drying; while in 
the pastures were herds of beautiftil Ilolstein cows, looking 
like ebony, with a white sheet tied round them, and all as 
sleek as if they had been groomed. 

My possible kinsman, Karl Lvidovicus Van Deursen, keeps 
a tavern, and over his door was the sign with his name and a 
white swan painted on it. His wife told me he had gone to 
Essen, a few miles south, and just over the Belgian border. 
I met him, however, returning on the road, my driver recog- 
nizing him as he approached us on a bicycle. We then re- 
turned to his house, where I was pleasantly and kindly enter- 
tained, and we made an appointment to meet at my hotel at 

While at Rosendaal, we had our photographs taken, and 
I copied the inscription on a medal which had belonged to the 
father of Karl Ludovicus. I also visited the Stadhuis (Town 
Hall) and copied some records fotmd there of the family of 
Van Deursen to which Karl Ludovicus belongs. In an 
Adresboek at the hotel where I stopped I found a number of 
names of Van Deursen in Noord Brabant. 

My next trip was to Rotterdam. It is a picturesque city ; 
a combination of the Middle Ages and the modem world; as 
are most of the cities abroad. The old part of the town re- 
ceived its first privileges as a city in 1270, from Floris V, 
Count of Holland. The Boymans Museum has a fine collec- 
tion of paintings by old masters, including Rembrandt, 
Rubens, Cuyp, Jacob van Ruysdael, and many others. I 
saw here the statue of Erasmus, who was born at Rotterdam. 

At Rotterdam I visited an old windmill, dating from 1736. 
I climbed high up the steep, worn steps, a hand-rail on one 
side only, picturing in my mind the while its counterpart of 

Itinerary of My Jourkey to Holland xxxv 

the same date, in which our Ancestor, Abraham Pietersen, 
ground the flour of the Dutch West India Company at New 
Amsterdam, far across the Atlantic. It v/as very interesting 
to examine the machinery which had been in use from before 
the time when steam power was hrst utiHzed. The wind is 
the great servant of man in this fiat country', where there can 
be no water power. This old mill is called the Colvert Molen. 
Similar ones may be seen frequently as one passes through 
the country". Among all the crafts and occupations of a 
technical nature, throughout the middle ages in contempt by 
a haughty nobility all over Western Europe, there were three 
which did not share the disadvantage of this prejudice. 
These were, in the first place, the art of shoemaking, the so- 
called "gentle craft," whose patron, St. Crispin, was of noble 
blood. This circumstance combined with the fact that the 
v/ork could be done while sitting down, thus giving opportu- 
nity for meditation, and the philosophical and poetical dis- 
position of many shoemakers, helped to make this craft an 
exception to the general rule. Of this Thomas Dekker's 
comedy, "A Shoemaker's Holiday," gives a fine Hterary 

Another esteemed occupation was that of blacksmith, for 
was he not the one who made the glittering steel blade, the 
sword, the companion in v/ar? Did not his craft furnish 
the splendid armour, the shield and helmet for the arraying 
of the knight? The third occupation, the very nature of 
which led to its estimation, was that of miller. Especially 
in the Netherlands, the grinding of the grain was, during the 
middle ages, the monopoly of the lord of the village. There- 
after, until the great French revolution, the monopoly of the 
local civil magistrate. All the wheat of the year's harvest 
had to be brought to the village mill to be ground, and a 
certain (in most cases a rather high) percentage was charged 
for grinding it. After the feudal times proper, the over- 
charge was replaced by direct local taxes on the flour pro- 
duced, the flour being afterwards returned to the owner of 
the grain. But as there often was no immediate need for the 
flour nor that the particular flour from the original 
wheat should be returned to its owner, the miller bought the 
grain in many cases, and became in that way the only flour 
distributor of the village, which made him in wintertime and 
famine somewhat the "bread lord" of the whole community. 

The village miller held, so to say, a local civil office, in 
feiidal times a younger son of the village lord was frequently 
placed in this capacity, who, if not directly practising it him- 

xxxvi Van Deursen Family 

self, derived at least the profits of it. This accounts for the 
numerous trade-names as: Van der Meulen, Van der Molen, 
Vcmieule. Molenaer, ^lulder, Muller, etc., among the younger 
branches of noble houses in the Netherlands. 

The ofhce was so profitable that after the feudal times the 
village burgomaster, instead of selling the office, as had be- 
come customary then, retained it with all its benefits to him- 

Rembrandt's famous picture, "The Village Burgomaster," 
shows us such a well-to-do miller, whose face expresses the 
satisfj'.ction and confidence of his influential position in the 
district. Rembrandt could know well his type, for he was a 
miller's son himself and his wife a burgomaster's daughter. 

In NewNctherland the same monopoly of grinding was 
retained by the patrons or by the local magistrates for a good 
many years; one of the first protests of the New Netherlanders 
being against this medieval institution, and its abolishment 
being one of the first political economical victoi'ies of the 
democratic ancestors of the future American nation. The 
official ^liller for the Dutch West India Company was a per- 
sonage of standing in the Colony, and such was Abraham 
Pietersen Van Dei;rsen. 

But to return to my journey. 

From Rotterdam to the Hague is but a short trip. It 
derives its name from its long-ago fame as the garden or 
pleasure place of the Counts of Holland — 's Graven Hage. 
It is now the residence of Queen AVilhelmina, and the capital 
of South Holland. In the :\Iauritshuis (built 1633-1644 for 
John Maiirice, Count of Nassau) is the Picture Gallery, which 
contains, as its chief treasures, eleven paintings by Rem- 
brandt. There are here also some Spanish royal portraits 
by Velasquez, and a painting of the Madonna by'Murillo. In 
the Royal Library, wherein are many priceless old manu- 
scripts and volumes (among them a Gospel of the Tenth 
Century, a prayer book belonging to Queen Isabella of Castile. 
1450, and a Bible with the autograph of Queen Mary Stuart 
of Scotland), I hunted in the Adresboeken for names of Deur- 
sens and was rev.-arded by finding a number. 

_ Many cities and towns which I visited will abide as pleasant 
pictures in my memor\^, but here I can only mention briefly 
a certain number of them. I found more diversity among 
the country people; their appearance, actions and vocations 
interested me. All cities are more or less common to one 

To speak of Leyden at once suggests the famous and ter- 

»*^: :-:-., 

Ol<l Windmill, still standin;; nn ran^parts at Haark-Tn, Hcjlland. From water color 
drawing by V.'ybrand Ker.driks, painted between iSoo and itMo. 

Itinerary of My Journey to Holland xxxvii 

rible siege of 1573-1574 by the Spanish, v/hich was finallv 
ended by William the Silent. For their brave defence of 
their city, it is said that William offered the people of Leyden 
their choice between exemption from taxes for a number of 
years or the establishment of a University, and that thev 
chose the latter. Be that as it mav, William founded the 
University of Leyden in 1575- and it speedily took its place 
among the great and older Universities. On its registers I 
found recorded the fact that Marcellus Albert Van Deursen 
was graduated here on November 10, 1790, which seems to 
indicate that the surname was a fairly ancient one in Bra- 
bant. At this University also Dom. Everardus Bogardus 
the first recorded minister of the Dutch church at New York' 
was a student and a graduate. He baptized some of the 
children of Abraham Pietersen Van Deursen and Tryntje 
Melchiors in New Amsterdam. 

Just across the street from St. Peter's Kerk in Levden I 
saw the liouse which was built in 1683, on the site of the one 
where John Robinson, the leader of the first Puritan partv 
exiled from England, lived, taught and died (1611-1625). A 
tablet on the house and another on the church itself com- 
memorates him, and Leyden should ever hold a warm place 
m the heart of /.mericans as the refuge of so many of their 
Puritan forefathers. There was also another of 'those in- 
teresting old windmills, "De Valk Molen," bearing the date 
of 1743 and the names of Adrian and Pieter Van de Venter. 
A visit to the Library and examination of manv reference and 
genealogical books failed to bring to hght.' however, anv 
trace of Abraham Pietersen. 

My next objective point was Haarlem, and, since it was 
trom there that our Ancestor came to America, I looked 
lorward with keen anticipation of what I might find at that 
place concerning the family. The journey was a pleasant 
one. Everywhere the scenerv is ceri:ainlv picturesque 
though with a ceriam sameness about it, and like a well 
kept garden. Numerous ditches and drains carry off the 
water from the farmland, while on the side of the ditches 
grow trees of uniform size and height, with few branches ex- 
cepting at the top. The roads are raised from eight to 
twelve feet above the farmland, and have a perfectly smooth 
surface which would delight the heart of the bicvclist or 
motorist. _ On either side of the road are grassv slopes, ter- 
minating m rows of trees in straight lines, and planted at 
umform distances apart. These mark the course of the roads 
m every direction, turning in graceful curves. The farm 

xxxviii Van Deursen Family 

houses have all lovely flower gardens, kept with exquisite 
neatness, as is everything about the farms; and indeed one 
cannot but remark the cleanliness and order of both town 
and country life in Holland. The streets of the cities are 
usually very narrow and tortuous, rivalling the proverbial 
ram's horn, but order and cleanliness reign supreme. 

I reached Haarlem on the evening of August 29, and found 
the town preparing for a holiday; August 31 being Queen 
Willielmina's birthday. On the following morning I visited 
the Archivist, Mr. C. J. Gonnet, to whom I made known my 
errand to Haarlem, leaving instructions with him to search 
the records for information of Abraham Pietersen, to which 
he cheerfully assented. To him we are indebted for the 
baptismal and marriage records of Abraham Pietersen, re- 
cently received. ^ly own investigations were not productive 
of the result sought, as I found nothing of importance of an 
early date, but 1 obtained information for future investiga- 
tion, if the records I sought came to light. Ever}'where the 
oflicials showed me the greatest courtesy, giving me all the 
assistance in their power. I spent several hours at the Stad- 
huis Bibliotheck. or townhall librrry, where the Adresbocks 
are kept. Since my visit to Haarlem, however, the bap- 
tismal and marriage records of Abraham Pietersen have been 
found in the registers of the Groote Kerk. certified copies of 
. which will be found in the biographical sketch of Abraham 
Pietersen. I now recall my visit to this beautiful old church 
with great interest. Its ecclesiastical name is St. Bavo, and 
it was built at intervals from 1397 to 1520. It is about four 
hundred and sixty feet in length, and has a tower two hundred 
and fifty-five feet high, which was completed in 15 19. It 
contains many beautiful works of art; among other things a 
magnificent organ, constructed in 1735-38 by Chris. Mulle, 
wdiich was long considered the largest and finest in the world. 
Abraham Pietersen lived on the Groote Hout Straat. or Great 
Forest Street, from which the spire of the Groote Kerk can be 
seen as one w^alks along it. Tryntje i^Ielchiors lived on the 
Smede (Smith) Straat. which also terminates in the Groote 
Markt or square, in which stands the Groote Kerk. The 
group of buildings in this square is probably the quaintest 
in the country and comprise the Groote Kerk, the Stadhuis, 
and the Meat Market, the latter being erected by Lieven de 
Key, the famous Dutch architect, in 1602, 3, and has recently 
been restored and fitted up for the National Archives. In 
fact the whole town of Haarlem is built of quaint old houses 
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attractive towns in Holland. The origin is said to have been 
a bnck castle built on the river Spaarn bv Heer, or Count 
Willem as his burg, and its name to be derived from the v;ord 
Heer and the last syllable of Vv'illem— Heerlem or Haarlem 
(city of Lord Willem). At any rate it is very old, being a 
municipality m the twelfth centurv and its warriors taking 
part m the Crusades. It has always taken an active part in 
thewars which have distracted the brave little country at 
various times and at one period of its historv was sur- 
rounded by ramparts, the sites of which are now' covered by 
well kept gardens and promenades. It, too, sustained a 
calamitous siege by the Spaniards, during the War of Inde- 
pendence, and was taken after seven months resistance in 
which even the women took a share (1572, 73). Its bn'ital 
captors massacred the Commandant, part of the garrison 
and two thousands of its inhabitants, besides inflic'ting the 
death penalty upon 1735 persons, according to the official 
statements. During the seventeenth century it recovered 
Its prosperity, many famous painters living here, among them 
Frans Hals, v/ho ranks next to Rembrandt as a Dutch colorist 
Every lover of flowers knows that Holland is the home of 
all bulbous plants, and I cannot leave Haarlem without 
speaking of this industry, for which it is famous. It has 
several thriving manufactories of various kinds, but its chief 
income may be said to be derived from the cultivation of 
bulbs, which it suppHes to every town in Europe and North 
America. About the end of April, and from that on, whole 
helds of hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, anemones, lihes. and other 
bulbous flov/ers surround the town. The sight and perfume 
IS one for the imagination, not to be described. I was too 
late to see the early show, which must be gorgeous in the 
height of the season, for the Dutch are adepts at massing and 
blending colors. This industry is a very old one in Haarlem 
and as early as 1636 became a sort of mania, the bulb market 
becoming of as much importance as any grain market ever 

From Haarlem I went to Amsterdam, which is only about 
a half hour's ride in the train; arriving there about nin-- 
o clock on Saturday morning, August 31. The ride between 
the two cities was very interesting. Canals and watercourses 
abound m every direction, some of the watercourses being 
raised above the level of the farmland, with windm.ills at fre- 
quent intervals to pump the water up to higher levels, to be 
carried out to sea. Not a particle of dust came through the 
car windows, which were very large and opened from the top 

xl Van Deursen Family 

letting in'plenty of fresh air and sunshine. I spent four days 
and a half at Amsterdam, the day after my arrival being Sun- 
day, September i. While there I spent' several hours each 
day with Mr. Paul T. Kapteyn, genealogist, v/ho helped me 
look over the old records, which are written in old time Dutch, 
and perfectly uninteUigible to me, of course. He did not 
find anything of importance, however. In the interval of 
waiting I wandered arotind this interesting old city, the com- 
mercial capital of Holland, and for centuries one of the 
wealthiest cities in Europe. It is intersected everywhere by 
canals which divide it into as many as ninety islands, con- 
nected by three hundred bridges. The houses are all built on 
piles driven deep down to the hard sand underneath, some- 
times as much as sixty feet. I visited the Oude Kerk, built 
about 1300, and containing some beautiful paintings and 
stained glass windows by old masters; the Nieuwe Kerk, 
built in 1 4 So, containing also many works of art, among them 
a monument by R, Verhulst to the celebrated Admiral de 
Ruyter and a beautiful stained glass window, the gift of 
Queen Wilhelmina. v/hose coronation was held in this church; 
the royal palace, which was built originally for a town hall, 
about 164S, and presented by the tov/n to King Louis Bona- 
parte in iSoS as a residence; the Dam, or old embankment 
protecting the city from the sea and from which the name 
of the city is derived, and upon which many of the city's 
principal buildings are situated. Then there is the magni- 
ficent Ryksmuseum, with its renowned collection of works of 
art, among which is the celebrated "Nachtwacht" (night 
watch), by Rembrandt, who resided in Amsterdam. It was 
in Amsterdam, too, that Queen Wilhelmina 's coronation 
festivities were held, — a great day for the quaint old city. 
But to the American the center of interest lies in a narrow 
little street called "Engelsche Pelgrims Steeg," for in it the 
protestant refugees from England made their home v/hen 
they arrived in Amsterdam in 1609, many of them living 
there until they emigrated to America in the ^layflower 
September 6, 1620. Amsterdam and Leyden are enshrined 
in the hearts of many American descendants of those pil- 
grims, and of all who know the story of their sufferings and 
exile, and never can the hospitality of Holland be forgotten, — 
a safe shelter in the time of that terrible religious storm! 

I now turned my steps to Utrecht, stopping off on my way 
thither at Baarn, near where is the residence of the mother 
of the Queen of the Netherlands. It is not open to the pub- 
lic, so I had to content mvself bv looking at the building over 

Itinerary of My Journey to Holland xli 

the iron fence, and admiring the magnificent and stately 
trees which Hne the street in front, and just inside the gate. 
They must have been fully a century old. After spending a 
couple of hours strolling about the place while waiting for a 
train, I went on to Amersfoort, where I spent that night. 
The streets there seem to run around like the rim of a wheel, 
and, as is usual in Dutch streets, are paved with brick. In 
the morning, at nine o'clock, I left for Utrecht, reaching there 
about ten. At the station there I met an old sailor who had 
been to the United States and had lived in Minnesota, St. 
Louis, New Orleans, and New York, and could speak English 
quite well. He walked me around for a couple of hours, 
showing me the place. The same narrow, crooked streets, 
with canals and bridges, prevail here as in most other cities 
in Holland, It is one of the most ancient cities in Holland, 
a church being founded here about 630 by Dagobert, King of 
the East Franks, and in early history it has been famous for 
its beautiful churches. The weather had been rainy for a 
couple of days, which interfered somewhat with my tramping 
about, but I spent one day and a night at Utrecht, waiting 
for some word from the Archivist at the Hague, but none 
came, so I decided to return there and hunt him up. Ac- 
cordingly, I boarded the train for Rotterdam at 9:30 the 
following morning, September 6, reaching there before noon 
;md taking the train right on to Hague, where I arrived at 
I '.30. In the afternoon I saw the Secretary of the Central 
Bureau of Genealogy and Heraldry, but learned that they 
had no data bearing on my branch of the family. I got some 
dates, however, of church records, baptismal and marriage, 
and information as to research. After a trip to Scheveningcn, 
a seaside resort near the Hague, I passed the night at the 
Hague and returned to Rotterdam the next morning, stopping 
I'-t Delft for a couple of hours on my way back, and continuing 
my journey through Rotterdam to Dordrecht, which I reached 
in early evening and had time for strolling around a while 
before retiring for the night. The next day, September 8, I 
took a trip by boat up the Merwede to Gorinchem, which I 
enjoyed very much, and while strolling about the streets 
came across a Cafe Restaurant, kept by G. Th. Van Deursen, 
so I went in to see him and found that he was born in Gor- 
inchem, and that his father was from North Brabant. It 
did not take long to see all there was to be seen in the quaint 
jitile old town, so I returned to the steamer and remained on 
It till it reached Rotterdam, from thence returning to Dord- 
re^.-ht, enjoying the day on the water highly. Church steeples 

xlii Van Deursen Family 

and \vindmills were nearlv always in view, as hamlets and 
villa ees were passed on the wav back and forth, and the river 
was full of boats of all sizes, bxisily plying abotit, indicatnig 
a commerce which this thriftv people and country enjoy. U 
is no wonder that the Dutch settled in New Amsterdam; its 
magnificent harbor and waterways must have been very at- 
tractive to their eyes. ^ , , .- -o j i 
On Monday, September 9, I left Dordrecht lor Rosendaal, 
arriving there about 10 a. m. The crossing of the long and 
celebrated railwav bridge over the Hollandisch Diep was of 
much interest, and I had time to take it in fully as the coupling 
of two cars separated, causing a delay upon the bridge and 
some little alarm among the passengers, who were^ not al- 
lowed to leave their compartments. As 1 approached Rosen- 
daal from the opposite direction from that which I took when 
there at the beginning of mv trip, I was interested to note the 
difference in the appearance of the country. The land is 
much higher, not so much water, and some of the land seems 
to have been left to grow into bush to recover its strength, 
after long cultivation. At Rosendaal I made for the btaci- 
huis, and managed to make them understand my wants^ i 
found, however, that the records of Deursen, prior to 1810, 
were not there, but at 's Ilertogenbosch, and are written m 
old Dutch, so that I could not make much out of them, al- 
though I went there to see them. About five o'clock on that 
same^'dav I arrived at Ravestein, on my way to Deursen 
which is' about half an hour's walk further on. 1 stayed 
over night at Ravestein, at the Hotel Keurvorst Van Ue 
Paltz, kept by Henri Van Hall, who had lived in Montana for 
twenty-one vears and, of course, spoke English fluently, as 
also his wife, a very intelligent woman. They were quite 
interested in mv errand and knew who I was as soon as i 
mentioned Abraham Pietersen and Deursen; another member 
of the familv having been that way a few days m advance ot 
me and told them of me. Mr. Van Hall is an invalid, out 
Mrs. Van Hall verv kindlv walked with me to Deursen, the 
following morning,' and acted as my interpreter to the pastor 
of the church there. 1 found him, as I did the officials every- 
where, most courteous and ready to give me every assistance. 
He readilv brought out the church records, which are copies 
of the originals, but as thev do not go back of 1675 thev were 
of no use to me in tracing Abraham Pietersen and his an- 
cestr>'. On our way back Mrs. Van Hall stopped at a con- 
vent on some business, while I took another route to Rave- 
stein and explored the country round about it, getting back 

Itinerary of My Journey to Holland xliii 

in time for an excellent dinner, after which I took a bicycle 
ride to the nearby tovrn of Nijniegcn, situated on the river 
Waal. There %vas nothing in the name of the river to suggest 
that I was gazing on the waters of the historied Rhine, yet so 
it was; Nijniegen being quite near the Gennan border where 
the Rhine enters Holland, and, after flowing peacefully along 
for a few miles, divides into two branches, the largest of which 
is known as the Waal. From Nijniegen I took a trip across 
country to Arnheim, sitiiated on the other branch of the 
Rhine, the Ncder Rijn, and in the midst of beautiful scenery 
of a different character to the usual fiat country, the natives 
calling it "mountainous." The tovrn is somewhat hilly, 
the first I had seen in Holland; otherwise the streets and 
general appearance was much the same as other cities. Its 
environs make it one of the most attractive places in Holland, 
however. I spent the remainder of the day riding from one 
point to another, seeing all there was to be seen in so short a 
time, the bicycle enabling me to get over considerably m_ore 
ground than I should v/ithout it. I returned to Ravestein to 
spend the night with the Van Halls and left there the following 
morning for 's Hertogcnbosch, to see what I might find in the 
records there. Arriving at that place I went at once to the 
Stadhuis and made known my errand to the officials, who 
rendered me all the assistance they could, but, as I mentioned 
before, the records are all in old time Dutch and I could not 
do more at that time than get posted on what was there and 
how to proceed with a more extended research, through others, 
at some future time. I copied a few items as to the church 
at Deursen, the list of pastors from 1600 to 1828, and found 
that the records of baptisms there date only from 1704; too 
late for that of Abraham Pietersen to be among them. 

I had now gone over the ground I set out to cover, but 
without attaining my object, viz., to find the ancestry of 
Abraham Pietersen Van Deursen. My visit to Holland had, 
however, shown me where to concentrate any research which 
might be undertaken in the fixture, and given me an insight 
into the cradle of the family. Two years and a half after, and 
■when the results of my twenty years work was being prepared 
for the press, the records of his baptism and marriage were 
found at Haarlem, just in time to be incorporated into the 
book (see sketch of Abraham Pietersen Van Deursen) ; from 
them to learn that Haarlem was his native place, and gives 
us a definite starting point to work from in the future. 

As I had still two or three weeks at my disposal before the 
time set for my return to America, I determined to spend 

xliv Van Deursen Family 

them in seeing ^vhat I could of Belgium and France, returning 
home by way of Paris and London. From 's Hcrtogcnbosch 
I therefore took train on Thursday, September 12. for Rosen- 
daal, stopping oft on my way thither at Bcrgen-op-Zoon to 
see the Archivist there, to whom I had been recommended at 
's Hertogenbosch. and with v.'hom I made arrangements for 
searching records and to v.-rite me at Washington. At Rosen- 
daal I bade farewell to Holland, well pleased with my visit, 
and without an adverse criticism to pass upon it, reaching 
my European starting point, Antwerp, on the morning of 
September 13. From thence I made my way to Brussels, 
finding myself in a countn.- of ven,^ different aspect from the 
fiatlands of Holland. Here I made my headquarters for 
several days, making short excursions to places of interest in 
the vicinity each day; among other places spending a day at 
Ostend and noting the difference between the European and 
American seaside resort. I was much amused at seeing the 
funnv little bathing machines, each drawn by a horse into the 
water, where the bather is left to his own devices for a certain 
length of time, when the driver returns for the machine; or, 
if he desires to return before, he waves a towel out of the tiny 
porthole at the back of the machine by way of a signal. A 
magnificent walk, or boulevard, paved with terra cotta bricks, 
extends for miles along the edge of the water. It is twenty- 
five feet in height and from sixteen to thirty-five yards in 
width, and is far superior to any board walk which I have 
seen in America. In the season this is thronged all day with 
promenaders and people resting on the long settees, which 
are placed at intervals along the walk, and where one may en- 
joy at leisure the lovely scene of the white wings of the sailing 
vessels and numerous steamers to be seen in every direction 
on the water. 

While at Brussels I visited the battle field of Waterloo, in 
which, as a soldier, I took especial interest, and got a very 
good idea of the great battle from the guide. Sergeant Major 
J, H. Welch of the loth Royal Hussars, who had served 
twenty-four years in that regiment and had been guide on 
the field of Waterloo for thirteen years. I lingered here, 
going over the scenes of that tragic day, and walking many 
miles to the various points of interest on the field, and then 
returning to Brussels. 

I reached Paris on September 20. spending a whole week 
there seeing a few of the many historical places of interest 
which one can but get a glimpse of in such a flying visit, and 
of which the memory can retain but the merest outlines. 

Itinerary of My Journey to Holland xlv 

London was reached on September 27, and another week 
was spent in seeing that metropolis and then I turned my 
steps really homewards, sailing from Dover on the steamer 
Finland October 5. Reaching New York on the evening of 
October 14, I was just in time to catch a train for Washington, 
where I arrived about midnight, well satisfied with my jaunt 
and well pleased to be at home, sweet home, once more. 
Albert Harrison Van Deusen. 

The following are a few branches of the parent stock, some 
of whom the author met while in Holland: 

Deursen and Adriaana Nijngaard, was bom in Rosendaal, 
Holland, 1825; d Aug. 5, 1859; married Dlmphina de 
Clerk, dau of W. de Clerk and Maria Voorbraak; b in 1826; 
d Jan. 6, 1890. 

i Peter, b July 22, 1850; m May 26, 1S76, Anna Maria van 

Deursen (see below). 
ii Willem, m Doretha Beuzen. 
iii Christiaan, married twice. 

PETER VAN DEURSEN, son of Christianus van Deursen 

and Dimphina de Clerk, was born in St. Anthonis July 22, 

1850; and married May 26, 1876, Anna Maria van Deursen, 

daughter of Willem van Deursen, bom at Oploo, Holland, 

January 24, 1855. They reside at Rosendaal, and Mr. Van 

Deursen is engaged as a boatman. 

i Christian, b in Rosendaal Nov. 3, 1876; m Sept. 15, 1904, 
Johanna Dekkers. 

ii Maria, b in Rosendaal Apr. 10, 1878, d Feb. 10, 1879. 

iii Maria, b ivlar. iS, 1S79; d Sept. 23, 1879. 

iv Anna, b in Rosendaal Mar. 18, 1S80; m Aug. 15, 1903, 
Marinus Dekkers. 

V Dimphina, b in Rosendaal June 15, 18S2; resides at Ant- 
werp where she is about to be married (Sept., 191 1). 

vi Wilhelmina, b in Rosendaal June 27, 1883. 

vii Wilhelmus, b June 29, 1885; d May 2, 1887. 

viii Cornelia, b July 5, 1886; d May 13, 1887. 

ix Johanna, b Oct. 7, 1887 ; d July 2, 188S. 

X Willem, b Oct. 17, 1888; d Aug. 8, 18S9. 

xi Elizabeth, b in Rosendaal Jan. 11, 1890. 

xii Katrina, b in Rosendaal Feb. 7, 1891. 

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xiii Willem, b Oct. i8, 1892; d Apr. 22, 1893. 
xiv Francis, b in Rosendaal Mar. 24, 1S95. 
XV Willem, b in Zevenbergen Nov. 27, 1S99. 

WILLEM VAN DEURSEN, son of Christianus van Dcur- 
sen and Dimphina de Clerk, b at Rosendaal in 1S54; married 
DoRETHA Beuzen. b at Steenbergen in 1855. Resides at 
Dordrecht, where he is occupied as a skipper. 

Children, all but eldest bom at Rosendaal: 
i Johannes Christiaan, b at Steenbergen, 1883. 
ii Adriana, b 1SS5. 
iii Dimphina, b 1SS7. 
iv Leonardus, b 1S88. 
V Antonetta, b 1890. 
vi Petrus, b 1894. 
vii Cornelia, b 1892. 

CHRISTIAAN VAN DEURSEN, son of Christianus Van 
Deursen and Dimphina de Clerk, b Aug. 26, 1857; married 
(ist) Maria Johanna Couck, b in East Flanders Aug. 25, 
1865; (2d) Maria Tkleipas. 

Children, by first wife: 
i Delphina Leopoldina, b at Denderleuw Nov. 15, 18S7. 
ii Franciskus Petrus, b at Bergen op Zoom June 27, 1889. 
iii Rosaha, b at 's Hertogenbosch Oct. 16, 1S90. 
iv Theodoor Camiel, b at Antwerp Nov. 30, 189 1. 
V Henri, b at ^2ege Dec. 27, 1892. 
vi "Wilhelm, b at Zwolle July 3, 1895. 
vii Victoria Elodia, b at Nymegen Sept. 18, 1S96. 

By second wife: 
viii Emil, b at Wisselwaard Mar. 27, 1900. 
ix Maria Elizabeth, b at Dodrecht Apr. 29, 1901. 
X Gerardus Bemardus, b at Dodrecht Nov. 21, 1902. 
xi Johanna Dorothea, b at Dodrecht Aug. 5, 1903- 
xii Bemardina Maria, b at Dodrecht Dec. 27, 1906. 
xiii Heinrich, b at Dodrecht Feb. 20. 190S. 
xiv Petrus Josephus, b at Dodrecht Mar. 26. 1909. 
XV EHzabeth Helena, b at Dodrecht Sept. 28, 19 10. 

WILLEM van DEURSEN, son of Hendrick Willem van 
Deursen and Adriana Greet Welten, was born in Boekel, 
North Brabant, about 1818, and died at Rosendaal November 
19, 1891; he married Anna Maria Vekemans. During the 
latter part of his life he lived at Rosendaal, where he vras 
engaged as a Customs officer. On Januarv' 30, 185 1, he was 

Itinerary of My Journfa' to Holland xlvii 

living at the village of Vierlingsbeek, when the steeple of the 
Roman Catholic church v/as seen to be on fire and in danger 
of falling on the straw roofs of the cottages below. The 
villagers stood appalled and helpless, unable to reach the 
fire with water, when Willem van Deursen seized a saw and 
bravely climbed the burning structure. By his heroic efforts 
the steeple fell upon a spot where there were no houses, and 
thus the village was saved from destruction. For this brave 
deed he was rewarded by the gift of a silver medal from King 
William III, also one from the lord mayor of the village. 
The author had the pleasure of seeing these medals when he 
visited Rosendaal and stayed at the hotel of Willem's son, 
Kiirel Ludovicus van Deursen, at that place. 

i Adrianus, b a 1848; d unm at Rosendaal a 1S90; served 

in the army in India. 
ii Henri, b a 1850; was drowned v.-hile on military service 

in India, 
iii Karel Ludovicus, b 13 Mar., 1S52, in Vierlingsbeek; m 

Oct. 13, 1897, Theresia Maria Kijm; no children; he 

served in Navy in India and is a pensioner; res Nispen. 
iv Johannes Franciscus, b July 14, 1853, in Haps; married; 

no children; res Nispan. 
v Anna Maria, b Jan. 24, 1855, in Oploo; m May 26, 1876, 

Peter van Deursen (see above). 
vi Willem, b in Huibergen; m Loth van der Veeken; has 

two ch; res at Lyons, France. 
vii Maria Paulina, b 1S60, in Huibergen; m Jacobus Ger- 

ritsen; lived at Antwerp and had two children; after 

her death he moved to Esschen, Belgium, where he 

married again. 






The Immigrant Ancestor of the Van Deurscn Family in the 
United States and Canada 

It is not too much to say that many, many thousands of 
native bom Americans and Canadians of the present day are 
either directly or collaterally related to the founder of the 
Van Deursen family in America. Besides the large number 
who bear the name in all the various ways of spelling it, is the 
still greater number who bear other names, and trace their 
lineage back to the Founder through female and collateral 
lines. It is, therefore, neither a trivial nor uninteresting 
work to trace out a genealogy of this numerous family, and 
the compiler of this present v.'ork has spent about twenty years 
of his life in doing so ; counting his labor as far from lost. It 
has been a labor of love to him. His reward will be in the 
appreciation of his work by those to whom he now offers it, 
with the hope that it may kindle in their hearts the same 
warmth of justifiable pride for those honest, sturdy Dutch 
burghers, who laid the foundations of their great country. 
He does not claim perfection for it. The Genealogy has yet 
to be v/ritten in which mistakes are not to be found, and only 
those who have engaged in such work can appreciate the 
difficulty of it — the sleepless nights spent in trying to unravel 
mixed up family connections, or, worse still, to follow up some 
elusive individual who forms an important link in the family 
chain, but delights to tantalize the poor genealogist by slip- 
ping out of his grasp just as he thinks he has found the longed 
for clue. But this much he can and does say for his work: it 
is the result of his own desire, years ago, to know who his 
forebears were, which led him, necessarily, far beyond that, 
and, although the conclusions reached by him in the compil- 
ing may not be infallible in every instance, they are the re- 
sult of careful comparison of all available data, and no state- 
ment is made without being backed by copies of the original 
dociiments, or the data furnished by the living descendants 
of the various branches. Neither does the compiler claim 
completeness for his work, as if he had said the last possible 
word upon this great subject — far from it. On the contrary, 
he ofTers it simply as having attained a certain stage of the 


Hi Van Deursen Family 

work, and earnestly desires that someone else mav be suffi- 
ciently enthxised by his effort to come forward and take \ip 
the work where he has laid it down; carrying it out to com- 
pletion. This he hopes to have done by his nephew. Mr. 
William Albert Van Deusen of Madison, Wis., who is now 
taking up the subject with the view of acquiring a knowledge 
of it ere he lays it down, and earnestly desires the cooperation 
of every Van Deursen descendant to this end, bv sending in 
any corrections or additional data, that they may be filed for 
future use. 

And neither is it a question of mere idle curiosity among 
his numerous descendants to ask "What manner of man was 
this Abraham Pietersen, our Ancestor?" seeing that through 
him were transmitted to his posterity those traits of character 
which make family characteristics. 

We have nothing to guide our judgement in this, beyond 
the record of the man's life after his arrival in New Amster- 
dam, v/hich we will endeavor to bring before the reader for 
this purpose. It would, doubtless, be interesting to trace 
his early life in Holland, before he came to America, and to 
know something of his ancestors. But at the present date no 
extended search has been made in Europe. That remains 
for the future. That he was a man of character and ability, 
young though he was when he emigrated, is proven by the 
fact that he came in an official capacity, that of miller, to the 
West India Company, and at once took an active part in the 
commercial and political life of the Colony at New Amster- 
dam, as will be seen as we proceed. 

The exact date of the arrival of Abraham Pietersen in 
America is not at present known. He was born in Haarlem, 
Holland, in 1607 ; his. baptism being registered in the Records 
of the Dutch Reformed church in that city, of which the fol- 
lowing is a certified translation: 

"November 11, 1607. Parents: Pieter Lucasz of Haar- 
lem, Maria Jans. Child: Abraham." Three other records, 
from the same Registers of the Reformed Church at Haarlem, 
give the father's birthplace as Brabant. "Baptized: May 
8, 1605. Parents: Pieter Joosten of Helmond in Brabant, 
Lysbeth Jans. Child: Abraham." "Id. January 23, 
1603. Parents: Peter Jans of Vv'oensel in Brabant, Aelthen 
Fasen. Child: Abraham." "Id. March 2, 1604. Par-' 
ents: Pieter Dirckes of Helmond in Brabant, Heilken 
Wouters. Child: Abraham." 

The next important step in the life of Abraham Pietersen 
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same Registers, and sent by C. J. Gonnet. Archivist at Haar- 
lem, in the following words: "1 will not delay to infonn you. 
that yesterday [Feb. 8. iqio]. we found in the marriage book 
of the Reformed Church at Haarlem, the following annota- 
tion. 'Inscribed for marriage November 25, 1629. Abra- 
ham Pietersen, bachelor, born at Haarlem, dwelling in the 
Great Forest Street (Groote Hout Straat), with Tryntje Mel- 
chiors, Spinster, native of Groningen. dwelling in the Black- 
smiths Street (Smedestraat), married December 9, 1629,' in 
the Groote Kerk. now the Reformed Church at Haarlem. As 
no children of this couple are mentioned in the baptismal 
books from 1630 to 1635, it is allowed to suppose, that the 
voung-married, soon after the marriage left for the New 
World." The original, certified copy of the above trans- 
lation of the marriage record of Abraham Pietersen and Try- 
ntje Melchiors has been deposited in the Division of Manu- 
scripts, in the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. 

It is probable that he emigrated to New Netherland very 
soon after his marriage. The public records prior to 163S 
are lost; the only clue we have to events prior to that date is 
by mention of them afterwards. Thus we find that Abraham 
Pietersen was in America as early as 1636, in which year he 
took possession of the island of Quetenesse, off the coast of 
Narragansett, for the West India Company. This we learn 
from later records, when the Flnglish were encroaching on the 
Dutch possessions in the time of Stuyvesant's Governorship. 
The first record is dated Dec. 30. 1654, in which the English 
are said to have "encroached Westerly below Cape Cod, on 
the Dutch limits, absorbing Rhode Island, Block Island, 
Martin's Vineyard, Sloop's Bay, howbeit possession had been 
taken thereof,' for the Company [West India] in the year 1636 
by one Abraham Pieterse of Haerlem. on the Island of Quet- 
eurs, situate in front of said bay, and Pequators river," etc. 
(Colonial History of New York. Holland Documents, Vol. 2, 
p. 134). And again: "exclusive of the special possession 
which one Abraham Pietersen, of Haerlem. still living, hath 
on the Island Quetenesse. in Narricanese Bay, situate near 
Khode Island, and again on another island above and about 
the Pequoit river, still and at this day called by the English 
themselves 'The Dutchman's Island,'" etc.; dated August 
4. 1664 (Peter Stuyvesant to the Directors of the West India 
Company; Ibid, p" 409). Dotibtless, were the records prior 
to 163S extant, we should fmd the name of Abraham Pieter- 
sen mentioned frequently in them, as he is in those of a later 

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AVhcther he came to America under contract with the 
West India Company as their miller is not known; but he 
held that position, which was an important and lucrative one 
in those days, from a very early date, being described in the 
earliest records as "Abraham Pietersen, Molenaar," or Miller. 
On April 2, 165S, he obtained permission to erect a watermill 
on the "Fresh^Water," i. e. at the mouth of a stream which 
ran into the East River near the present James and Cherry' 
streets (Calendar of Dutch MSS., p. 193). This mill he 
deeded to Jan Cornelissen Cleyn and Ryer Conielissen Says- 
bergen on September 8, 1661' (Manual of Common Council, 
p. 683), having previously sold it, on April 20 of same year, 
to the first named of the' two men (Dutch Records, Holland 
Society Year Book, 1900, p. 132). He probably carried on 
this mill as a private entei-prise, as, in addition to his position 
as official miller to the Company (see illustration of watermill 
in Holland, with description of social status of the miller, in 
Itinerary of my Journey to Holland, earlier on), Pietersen 
had also several enterprises of his own on hand; one of which 
was the manufacture of groats, one of the staple food stuffs 
of the colony, which, prior to its manufacture by A.brahara 
Pietersen, had to be imported from Holland. When he 
rented Bouwery No. 6 from Director General Kieft, in 1639, 
he is mentioned in the lease as "Abraham Pietersen Gorter" 
(manufacturer of groats). This bouwery was leased by Kieft 
with two mares, one stallion, three cows, one heifer, and one 
calf, for the term of twenty years; Pietersen to pay an annual 
rental of forty-five schepels of rye and ninety pounds of 
butter; the increase of the cattle to be divided with the Coni- 
pany every four years (Calendar of Dutch MSS., p. 11). This 
farm had previouslv been occupied by Wolphert Gerritsen 
Van Cowenhoven (Ibid. p. 175). On November 29, 1640, he 
also leased Bouwery No. 5 (Calendar of Dutch MSS., pp. 73, 
79), and on March 'i, 1642, he disposed of all the grain sovv-n 
on these two bouwries to Jacob Barens (Ibid, p. iS). It 
would seem that he had sub-let Bouwery No. 5 to one Hen- 
drick Harmensen, whom he sued November 29, 1640, for the 
surrender of the farm because Harmensen kept cattle, not his 
own, upon it, which was against the terms of the lease, im- 
posed for the purpose of obliging farmers to clear the land and 
extend agriculture, instead of confining themselves chiefly 
to raising cattle, which was deemed less beneficial to the de- 
velopment of the colony. Harmensen, however, denied do- 
ing so, and the parties were reconciled in Court (Ibid, p. 73). 
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,'vs there is a record, dated August 21, 1663, in vrhich it is 
rricntioned that he had sold his mill to Jan Hendricksen Van 
Homniel (Records of New Amsterdam, Vol. 4, p. 289). On 
April 27, 165S, Ilendrick Van Bommel, probably the father 
of Jan, appeared in Court regarding a debt of 100 guilders 
vhich he owed to Abraham Pietersen, for money advanced 
(Holland Society Year Book, 1900, Dutch Records, p. 164), 
vliowing that Abraham Pietersen was a man of means, who 
could advance loans. This private milling business of Pieter- 
sen 's was the cause of some friction between him and Gysbert 
Opdyck, Commissary for the West India Company ,_ regarding 
the right of priority of the Company to have its grain ground; 
the miller maintaining that "first come, first served," was his 
right. During the heat of the controversy, Opdyck unjustly 
accused Pietersen of having purloined some of the Company's 
i^Tain; whereupon the indignant miller immediately took the 
case before the Court. Opdyck was unable to prove his ac- 
cusation, and the case was settled out of Court, Opdyck, how- 
ever, gaining his point in so far that Pietersen was ordered 
"in future wind and weather permitting to grind the Com- 
panv's grain before that of private persons" (Calendar of 
Dutch MSS., p. 99). This was during Pietersen's first con- 
tract with the West India Company, the case being before the 
Court on January 25 and February 2, 1646. The Cornmis- 
f^ry was, at the same time, ordered to weigh the grain on 
sending it to and receiving it from the mill. After the ex- 
piration of his first contract with the Companv, Pietersen 
was reappointed as miller on August 23, 1648 (Ibid, p. 120), 
■which was probably his last term as official miller, as we have 
no further record of him as such. 

In those days most millers and ferrymen throughout the 
new settlements were also innkeepers, and the explanation 
in regard to millers is not far to seek. Farmers and countr\- 
people living long distances from the mill usually preferred, 
v»hcn they brought their grain to be ground, to wait for their 
slfjur, if possible. The roads were poor, and the distances 
often very long, so that they would gain time by waiting, 
rather make the journey twice. They would generally 
bring their lunch with them, but they required some beverage 
to drink with it, and as beer was the customary accompani- 
n^ent to meals at that time, coffee and tea not having yet been 
^f-ncrally introduced and expensive, the miller was naturally 
expected by his waiting customers to provide them with beer. 
Tliis he could not sell without a permit, therefore he was ob- 
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accessibly located, other wayfarers naturally patronized his 
place; and thus, in course of time, that which had been begun 
for the accomodation of his waiting customers became an es- 
tablished business. In this way, Abraham Pietersen also be- 
came an innkeeper, and on March i6. 164S, was one of the 
twelve tavern keepers of New Amsterdam who promised "as 
true men" to observe, as far as laid in their power, all the reg- 
ulations in regard to tapping then in force at New Amster- 
dam (Records of New Amsterdam, Vol. i, p. S). On July 23, 
1648, the tavern of Abraham Pietersen was closed by the 
Court, on account of the killing there of a man named Clomp 
by Johannes Roodenborch. who was acquitted by the Court 
on October 6, 164S (Calendar of Dutch ^ISS., pp. 119, 121). 
This record may not, however, refer to the tavern of Abraham 
Pietersen the miller. There was another Abraham Pietersen 
Corbyn, a discharged soldier of the V.^est India Company, who 
was living at New xVmsterdam at this time, and who was a 
very unruly character, frequently before the Court for selling 
rum to the Indians and fighting and disorderly proceedings in 
his house, and who was threatened with banishment for theft 
(see Records of New Amsterdam). That Abraham Pietersen 
the miller conducted his business in a law abiding manner, 
"as a true man," is evident from the fact that he was never 
before the Court in reference thereto. 

From various entries in the public records it is also evident 
that, hke most of New Amsterdam's business men, Abraham 
Pietersen was quite extensively engaged in real estate trans- 
actions. Besides the records which we have of these trans- 
actions, it is quite likely he had others, the records of which 
have been lost, as mentioned previously, or, perhaps, never 
recorded; the records which remain to us showing that they 
were kept very irregularly. A case in point, which is the 
only evidence we have that Abraham Pietersen owned real 
estate prior to 1649, is the petition, dated December 13, 1649, 
of Sybout Claesen to the States General at the Hague, stating 
that "The petitioner having purchased a place from Abraham 
Pieterse when Stuyvesant understood that he the petitioner 
was to be the owner thereof, he, Stuyvesant, so diminished 
and encroached on said lot, that the petitioner was obliged to 
sell it at a loss of one-half" (Documentary Histor}' of New 
York, Vol. I, p. 329). Another instance is the record, dated 
August 2, 1649, of the deeding by Abraham Pietersen to Hen- 
drick Egbertsen of a lot situated to the north east of the bas- 
tion of Fort Amsterdam (Calendar of Dutch MSB., p. 147.) 

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TheTrccords of his acquisition of both these properties are 
missing; how many more are likewise? 

Then, also, he o\^-ned property on the hank of the East 
River, at the mouth of the "Fresh Water," upon which he 
built his watermill, for the erection of which he obtained a 
permit from Director General Stuyvesant, previously men- 
tioned; also the property on which stood the windmill or 
horsemill (for the erection of which he needed no official per- 
mit, as it was not built upon a public stream), which he sold 
in 1663 to Jan Van Bommel. The records about this trans- 
action are not clear. A mill was sold to Van Bommel in which 
the names of Abraham Pietersen and Sybout Claesen appear; 
but whether the sale was by Claesen or Pietersen is not plain. 
Pietersen may have previously sold it to Claesen, with whom 
he had some dealings about that time, and Claesen sold it to 
Van Bommel, but the language of the records is obscure. 

Besides these properties Pietersen purchased from Richard 
Bridnell on March 19, 1653, a tract of land at Mespachtes Kill, 
on Long Island. This purchase, however, was annulled by 
mutual consent on i\Iarch 28, following (Holland Society Year 
Hook, 1900, pp. 169, 170). On October 15, 1653, he bought 
at public auction tv.'o houses situated on the Broadv.'ay, Man- 
hattan (Calendar of Dutch MSS., p. 379). He may have 
owned another house on the Broadway, as on April 19, 1665, 
he was taxed 1 guilder v/eekly towards the maintenance of the 
British troops, at which time he is described as living "on the 
Heere Straat New York" (Records of New Amsterdam, Vol. 
5. P- 221). 

It was customary in those days for business men to invest 
m real estate for the sole purpose of having ready means of 
transacting other business. It ser\^ed as a sort of bank ac- 
count when banks were unknown and coin very scarce. Thus 
v.e find Abraham Pietersen mortgaging some of his property 
on various occasions, when a favorable opportunity presented 
Itself to buy cheaply, which called for more cash than the en- 
terprising miller had on hand. This was the case when, on 
April 20, 1656, he purchased from Captain Francois Fyn a herd 
01 cattle, upon which there remained a balance of four hundred 
guilders. For this amount Pietersen mortgaged to Fvn his 
house and lot on the Great Heerewegh (Broadway) (Holland 
--ocicty Year Book, 1900, p. 160), When, on December 
3. 1657, he needed money for another commercial transaction, 
he applied to Borgomaster Oloft' Stevens Van Courtlandt for 
ii loan of five hundred guilders; for which amount he mort- 
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way (Ibid, p. 163). That his credit was good and his note 
considered as good as a mortgage, is shown by the fact that 
at the death of Johannes De Hulter he owed the estate three 
hundred end fifty guilders, at 10% interest, for which he had 
signed a promisson," note, and for the use of which money he 
had paid interest, amounting to thirty-five guilders, on 
September 3, 1659 (Minutes of the Orphan's Court, New Am- 
sterdam, p. 106, 107). There is no record of the loan, we 
know of it only through the administration of De Hulter's 
estate by the Orphans' Court. 

That he might carry on his business transactions with more 
freedom, Pietersen took out papers as a Small Burgher of 
New Amsterdam on April 14, 1657 (Records of New Amster- 
dam, Vol. 7, p. 152). Small Burghers were entitled to free- 
dom of trade and the privilege of being received into their 
respective Guilds; it also secured them exemption from toll 
and from being sued by a fellow burgher, except in their 
own burgh; they could not be imprisoned without bail, nor 
tried for any offense after the lapse of one year. For this 
right the applicant had to pay twenty-five guilders. Many of 
the earliest of the inhabitants of New Amsterdam considered 
themselves entitled to this without being made to pay for it, 
Pietersen among the number; but the city authorities thought 
differently, and on September 11, 1663, Pietersen 's name is 
on the Court minutes as not yet having paid his fee (Records 
of New Amsterdam, Vol. 4, p. 300). 

Attacks by the hostile Indians on the little colony were not 
infrequent, and as a protection against their incursions a wall 
had been erected across the lower end of the Island of Man- 
hattan, with a bastion, or gateway and tower, at the Broad- 
way, and another at the other end on the bank of the East 
River. This wall ran along the line of the present Wall 
Street, which derives its name from this fact. From time to 
time the wall would become dilapidated at some point, and 
need repair. This was the case in September, 1655, after a 
surprise by the Indians, when it was found necessary to 
strengthen the wall. For this purpose Abraham Pietersen 
voluntarily subscribed six guilders towards the repairs (Ibid, 
p. 370). Another record states that he was assessed three 
guilders for this piirpose (A^alentine's Histor>^ of New 
York, p. 316). His subscription of six guilders was ac- 
cepted by the authorities, however, and may indicate that he 
may have been a loser by the late incursion, and was not .at 
this time, in such prosperous circumstances ; his property being 
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and it was there he was living at the time he was assessed for 
niaintaining the English soldiers in 1665. We have this loca- 
tion verified by a deed, dated Dec. 20-30, 1664, in which it is 
stated that Pieter Stoutenburgh sold a house and lot to 
Tomas I^Iajor, "situate on the Eastside of the Hcere Straat 
[Broadway] bounded North by the house and lot of Abraham^ 
Pietersen Molenaar [Miller], south by the lot of Jan Jansen 
Brestee" etc. (Minutes of the Orphan Masters of New Amster- 
dam, Vol. 2, p. 4). 

That Abraham Pietersen held the confidence and respect 
of the community in which he lived, and was a man of aft'airs 
in that community, is shown by the fact that he was chosen 
at a meeting of the representative men of Fort Amsterdam as 
one of twelve men who were to be a sort of advisory board to 
the Government. The meeting had been convoked by 
Director Kieft on August 29, 1641, following the murder_ of 
Claes Comelissen Swits, the wheelwright, in his lonely dwelling 
on Turtle Bay, on the East River, by a young Weckquaesgeek 
(Westchester Co.) Indian; and many other depredations by 
the Indians which had excited the people to such a pitch that 
retaliatory, as well as protective, measures were demanded 
from the government. This election of the historic "Twelve 
Men" was the first attempt at representative government in 
the Colony, and for him to have been a member of such a 
body is no mean honor to the descendants of Abraham 

But the Twelve Men were not satisfied with simply advising 
the Director General in regard to measures to be taken against 
the Indians. As representatives of the people they desired 
a voice in the conduct of public affairs, and endeavored to in- 
fluence the actions of the government. This, however, 
Director Kieft was neither empowered by his superiors in 
Holland, nor personally inclined to allow, and as a result, on 
February' 18, 1642, the'Board of Twelve Men was dissolved. 

Circumstances, however, principally the ruinous Indian 
war which was then devastating the country around New 
Amsterdam, again forced the government to call a meeting 
of its principal burghers in the Fort. Again the government 
advised the election of a number of popular representatives 
to advise and assist the authorities in regard to the conduct 
of the war. Again the forty-eight representative men, who 
had previously met in the Fort, w^ere ready to aid the Director 
General and Council by means of their chosen delegates. 
This time, however, instead of electing their delegates, they 
desired the government to make the appointment, while they, 

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the electors, would reject whoever was not agreeable to them. 
Eight men were selected by the government, one of whom, 
again, was "Abraham Pietersen, Molenaer." The people, 
early in September, 1642, ratified the government's choice, 
but the Board of Eight Men themselves, on September 15, 
rejected one of their number, Jan Jansen Damen, who was 
specially accused of having brought about the disastrous 
Indian war, and of having "signed a certain request in the 
name of the communitv" (Documentarv History of New 
York, Vol. 13, p. 16). 

The Board of Eight Men was in existence for four years. 
from September, 1643, to September, 1647; most of the time 
in violent opposition to the government. This fact may ac- 
count for only two of its members being appointed to the 
Board of Nine Men, which succeeded to the dissolved Board 
of Eight Men on September 25, 1647. 

It was v/hile he was a member of the Board of Eight that 
Pietersen haled Sybout Claesen and his wife to Court for 
slandering him. These cases of slander were not infrequent 
among the burghers of New Amsterdam, and Abraham 
Pietersen did not escape them; but with the same conscious- 
ness of integritv with which he afterwards brought Com.mis- 
sary Opdyck before the Court, he was not afraid to have this 
accusation made pubHc. After the matter had been thor- 
oughly sifted by the Court on March 21. 1645, Claesen and his 
wife were obliged to retract their slander, and to openly de- 
clare that "thev know nothing but what is good and honorable 
of the plaintifE'' (Calendar of Dutch MSS., p. 93). 

Although Abraham Pietersen was not one of the ninety- 
four signers of the petition to Director General Stuyvesant, 
dated September 5, 1664, advising him to surrender New 
Amsterdam to the English, he was one of those %yho, on 
October 21 and following davs, took the oath of allegiance to 
Charles II (Ibid, Vol. 3, p. 76). They had bravely defended 
their rights, but when they saw it was a hopeless struggle, 
they wisely submitted to the inevitable and became as loyal 
subjects to the British king as they had been to their own 
loved Fatherland. Their interests were too deeply rooted m 
the country of their adoption to permit of returning to_ Hol- 
land. To have done so would have meant to lose their all, 
acquired by hard work and many privations; and to begin 
life anew in the crowded homeland from which they had but 
recentlv come. Stuyvesant himself, after a brief visit to 
Holland in 1665, returned to New York and passed the re- 
mainder of his life on his farm "the Bouwery," situated some 









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distance outside of the city, on the country road which led up 
the east side of the island out onto the Post Road to Boston; 
known to later generations as the Bower}', of well known repu- 
tation. These sturdy Dutch burghers formed the stable 
foundation upon which was built the solid structure of this 
great Republic, and their descendants may well feel pride in 

And Abraham Pieterscn was not more commendable as a 
citizen than he was as a parent; the city records bearing silent 
testimony to his tender care for his family. He had appren- 
ticed his son, Pieter, with Claes Tysen the cooper, to learn 
the trade; but Tysen beat the boy so severely that Pieterscn 
petitioned the Court on October iS, 1661, to release the bov. 
This the Court could not do. after considering the case; but 
the proceedings had the desired effect upon Tysen of making 
him treat the boy as he should, which was all the father 
sought (Records of New Amsterdam, Vol. i. p. 386). His 
daughter, Marytje, was the wife of Thomas Jansen Mingael, 
who died early, leaving a family of five small children to be 
provided for, and his estate in a very precarious condition. 
On December 4, 1662, Abraham Pietersen was made guardian 
of these children, and endeavoured to save the estate of their 
father from insolvency, but without effect. On Februarv' 14, 
1663, the widow and her father abandoned the estate, which 
inckided a yacht named The Flower of Gelder, and the Or- 
phans' Court appointed administrators. On Februarv^ 23, 
1663, Abraham Pietersen offered to buy in the goods at the 
price they were valued at, to be paid for in May (Records of 
New Amsterdam, Vol. 14, pp. 176-203; Minutes of the Or- 

He and his wife, Tryntje Melchiors, are found inscribed in 
the register of membership of the Reformed Duich Church of 
New York in 1649; they are entered as "Oude Ledematen" 
(old members), but as tliis w-as simply a copy from the earHer 
membership records, it is impossible to tell just w-hen they 
joined the church, or how; whether by confession of faith or 
by letter from the church in Holland. If the original church 
record had been preserved it might have positively established 
the time of their coming to New Amsterdam. 

And it is in this same old church register that we last meet 
this doughty pioneer of New Netherland. In the baptismal 
records it is stated that he was a witness at the baptism of 
Annetie, the daughter of his son, Pieter Abrahamszen Van 
Duersen, and of Hester Webbers, Pieter's wife, on July 10, 
J'j'J/. Thereafter his name disappears from the records, and 

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it is probable that he closed his well spent hfe about this time 
although comparatively a young man. ' 

We know nothing whatever about his wife, Tryntjc Mel- 
chiors, or Melcherts. That the records contain no mention 
of her other than as a wife and mother, is a good report. She 
evidently v/ent quietly about her duties, keeping out of 
trouble and bringing up her children to be useful members of 
the community, in which she was aided, doubtless, by the 
father's good example. She was still alive on December iS, 
1678, when she was a witness at the baptism of her grand- 
daughter, Tryntie, named for her, the child of her son, Pieter, 
and Hester Webbers. This is the last mention of her in the 
public records, from which we infer that she died about this 
time, as she would be then at least seventy years of age; the 
worthy ancestress of so large a family. From her marriage 
record at Haarlem we learn that sheVas a native of Gron- 
ingen, the earliest church records of which town date only 
from 1640. 

It will havebeen noticed that in all these records there has 
been no mention of the surname "Van Deursen." Deursen 
is a place name; the family originating in Deursen, Brabant, 
one of the provinces of the Netherlands, and, as was 
customary among the Dutch, took their surname from the 
place of their birth. It was, however, a matter of individual 
choice whether the surname was used or not, and this has been 
the aggravation of all Dutch genealogists and students of 
early American history. Some members of the same family 
would use the surname, while others were known simply by 
their patronymic, or father's name. This latter was the'case 
with Abraham Pietersen; he was Abraham, son of Pieter; sen, 
se, sz, and s, terminating a name, meaning "son of." "Van" 
means from, or of, and has no particular meaning apart from 
this; although some, erroneously, think it is a mark of no- 
bility, as is the case with "von" in Germany. Thus, Abra- 
ham Pietersen Van Deursen means Abraham, son of Pieter, 
from Deursen. He did not use his surname, nor did anv of 
the family until 1667, when Pieter Abrahamszen Van Deursen 
is so designated in the baptismal record of one of his children. 
The general use of the surname by the English people who 
settled in America, doubtless had its influence in causing the 
habit to become more general with the Dutch among v/hom 
they lived. After 1667 we find the name used bv all the 
members of Abraham Pietersen's family habitually ; 'although 
the spelling of it becomes various as the years p'^ass on and 
members of the family remove to other parts of the country. 

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Thus we have Van Deursen, Van Deusen, Van Dusen, Van 
Du^e, Van Duzer, Van Duzen, Van Doozer, and Van Dozen. 
Some unite the two words into Vandusen, while others have 
dropped the Van altogether. A few have retained the origi- 
nal Van Deursen, but the general mode has come to be Van 
Deusen in the United States and Van Dusen in Canada. 

From the foregoing record of the life of Abraham Pietersen 
Van Deursen which we have laid before the reader, it will not 
be difficult to answer the question with which we started out, 
viz.: "What manner of man was this Abraham Pietersen, 
our Ancestor?" That both he and his wife were brave and 
intrepid is demonstrated by the fact of their leaving the quiet 
comfort of the Fatherland to face the unknown dangers of the 
long voyage and still greater perils of Indian massacre in the 
bnd of their choice, in addition to the hardships and priva- 
tions of a pioneer's life. That he was diplomatic and possessed 
the confidence of the Dutch authorities, is shown by their 
entrusting him with the delicate task of acquiring land from 
the Indians, usually entrusted to some ofhcial of experience, 
acquainted with the Indian dialects and characteristics. 
That he also possessed the confidence of the community, and 
was a patriotic and public spirited citizen, is shown by the 
readiness with which he accepted the membership on the 
Boards of Twelve and Eight Men, at a troublous period of 
New Netherland history. That he was a man of peace is 
evident from the entire absence in the records that he ever 
molested anybody; although he was not slow to fight his 
slanderers in open Court, always coming out victorious. Con- 
scientious in all his relations of hfe, as a citizen, a representa- 
tive of the people, a business man, a husband and a father, his 
was undeniably one of those monumental careers which put 
so indelible a stamp upon New York's early history. Peace- 
able without being timid; enterprising without being unduly 
speculative; staunch without being self-assertive; sagacious 
without being sharp; none of his acts inviting palliation; it 
15 certainly a pleasure to know this honest man from among 
the people, and a privilege to be cotmted among his descend- 
ants. The historv^ of his life is an inspiration to do good, and 
the thousands of his descendants will profit by following his 
noble example. 


A. Albany. 

a about. 

b bom. 

bp baptized. 

bur buried. 

ch children. 

Col. R. Colony Rensslacrwyck. 

d died. 

dau daughter 

L. B. R. Land Bounty Rights. 

m married. 

N. A. New Amsterdam. 

oc occupation. 

O. D. C. Old Dutch Church. 

res residence, resides. 

wid widow or widower. 



cestor, was bom in the city of Haarlem, Holland, where he 
was baptized Nov. ii, 1607, in the Dutch Reformed Church. 
His intention of marriage was recorded at Haarlem Nov. 25, 
1629, at which time he was dwelling on the Groote Hout- 
straat (Great Forest Street), Haarlem, and a bachelor. He 
was married on Dec. 9, 1629, to Tryxtje Melchiors, spinster, 
born in Groningen and dv/elling at the Smedestraat (Black- 
smith street), Haarlem, (Records of the Groote Kerk, Haar- 

It is probable that Abraham Pietersen and his wife left 
Haarlem for America very soon after their marriage, as no 
baptismal records of any of their children are found at that 
place between 1630 and 1635, and he is known to have been 
m New Amsterdam, now New York, in 1636, when he was 
recorded as "of Haarlem." The baptismal records of the 
Dutch Reformed Church at New Amsterdam date from 1639, 
therefore we have no record of the baptisms of the first four 
children of Abraham Pietersen and Trvntje Melchiors, though, 
doubtless, they were born in that city.' The baptisms of tlieir 
two youngest sons, Pieter and Melchior, are found on the 
registers of the church, however. On April 14, 1657. Abra- 
ham Pietersen v/as granted a "Small Burgher Right" (New 
■lork Historical Societv Collection, Vol. 18, p. 22). Four of 
his children, viz., Teuwis, Marytje, Jacob and Melchior, set- 
tied in Albany, their names, as found in various deeds, being 
almost invariably spelled Van Deusen, omitting the "r" 
which appears in their father's name. 

Abraham Pietersen lived on the Heerewegh Straat, or 
broadv/ay, New Amsterdam, where he carried on the occupa- 
tion of miller and innkeeper, trading also in land and cattle 
ine date of his death is not knov.m. 

Children-, last two baptized in Dutch Reformed Church 
•New Amsterdam: 

2 1 Teuwis (Matthev.-), b a 1631 ; m a 1653, Helena Rob- 


3 li xMarytje, b a 1632: m (ist) 1651, Thomas Jansen Min- 

gaei, who d a 1661 or 1662; (2d) Evert fansen Wen- 
dell. -^ 

4 Van Deursen- Familv 

4 ill Isaac, b a 1635; m Apr. 5, 1659, at New Amsterdam, 

Jannetie Jans. 

5 iv Jacob, b a 163S; m Sept. 23, 1663, Catalyntie Van 

Elslant (See Miscellaneous and Related Families for 
Van Elslant). 

6 V Pieter, bp Mar. 23, 1642; sps Do. Everardus Bogardus 

(See Miscellaneous and Related Families), Olof Step- 
henson Van Courtlant, Jan Janszen Dam, Maritje 
Teunis; m Oct. 10, 1666, at New Amsterdam, Hester 

7 vi Melchior, bp Mar. 6, 1644; sps Jan Stephenszen, Cos. 

Pieterszen, Anneken Bogardus (See Miscellaneous 
and Related FamilieiO, Lysbeth Dircks; rn a 1668, 
Engeltie Rutgers. 




DEURvSEN) eldest son of (i) Abraham Pietersen (Van Deur- 
sen) and Tryntje Melchiors of New Amsterdam; b a 1631 ; m 
1653, Helena Robberts. 

Teunis Abrahamsen Van Duersen early removed to Bever- 
wyck (Albany), where he was granted a lot Oct. 28, 165S. In 
1667 he removed to Claverack. Munsell and Talcott both 
state, however, that he lived at Albany vmtil 1700. On June 
26, 1677, he deeded a house and lot to Paulus Martense Van 
Bcnthuysen, the property being afterwards transferred by 
Van Benthuysen to Harme Janse Lyndrayer. The following 
is an extract of the latter deed. "Appeared before me Ro. 
Livingston, seer &c and in the presence of the Honorable 
Messieurs Richard Pretty & Andries Teller, commissaries, etc. 
Paulus ?-Iartcnse Raenmaker (wagon maker) (Van Benthuy- 
sen), who declared that he had in true rights, free ownership, 
c:ranted conveyed and transferred to and for the behoof of 
Harme Janse Lyndrayer (ropemaker) in a certain house and 

lot standing and lying here in Albany, . .' bounded 

south by Pieter Loockennans, north by the house of Laurens 
Van Ale & Jan Janse Bleecker, west and east by the public 

street, in breadth in front on the street (Broadway), 

which this grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance given 
liim by Mattheus Abrahamse (Van Deusen) of date the 26 of 
June 1677," etc. 

"Done in Albany, the 13th Dec. 1677. 

"Paulus Martense 

"Richard Prettv 
' * A. Teller 

Acknowledged before me 

"Ro. Livingston, Seer." 
_ He resided at Albany and Claverack, at which two places 
his children were probably bom, but the baptismal records of 
Albany do not begin until Aug. 5, 16S3, while those of Claver- 
acx: date only from 1722, hence their names are not found on 
ti^e records of either place. 

^ i Tryntje, b a 1654; m a 1673, Samson Benson. 

8 Van Deurskx Family 

9 ii Lysbelh (Elizabeth), b a 165S; m Feb. 2, 16S0, 
Johannes Benson. 

10 iii Cornelia, b a 1660; m (ist) Oct. 21. 16S5, Mattys 

Janse Hoes; (2d) July 8, 1723, ^Villiam Hallcn- 

11 iv Robbert, b a 1665; m (ist) Sept. 22, 16S9, Cornelia 

Martense Van Buren; (2nd) Aug. 21, 171S, Geer- 
truy Van Benthuysen. 

12 V Jan, b a 1668; m Mar. 14, 1695, Maritie Martense 

Van Buren, sister of Cornelia, his brother Rob- 
bert 's wife. 

13 vi Jacobus, b a 1670; m Nov. 14, 1695, Aeltje Gysbertse 


14 vii Marritje, b a 1674; m Jan. 17, 1694, Abraham Jansen 

Van Alstyne. 
f- 15 viii Abraham, b a 1676; m May 23, 1697, Jacomyntje 
Van Schoonhoven. 

16 ix Catalyntje, b a 1678; m (ist) Dec. 5, 1699, Jacobus 

Martens Van Ysselsteyn; (2nd) May 16, 171S, 
Lambert Kool, or Cool. 

17 X Isaac, b a 1680; rn Oct. 9, 1706, Baata Van Yssel- 

xi Helena, b a 16S1; ni Nov. 7, 1707, (31) Plarpert Van 

of (i) Abraham Pietersen (Van Deursen) and Tryntje Mel- 
chiors of New Amsterdam; b a 1632; m (ist) a Jan., 1651, 
Thomas Janszex Mingael of New Amsterdam and Bever- 
wyck, son of Jan Thomase Mingael and Jannetje Martense, 
who d in N. A. Nov. 3, 1662. At the death of Thomas Janszen 
Mingael she m (2d) a 166S, Evert Jansen "Wendell, v/idower 
of Susanna du Trieux. AftPr the removal of Thomas Janszen 
Mingael and his v/ife from New Amsterdam to Albany, they 
changed their name to Witbeck or AYhitbeck. 

Children, by first husband: 
i Annetjc ^lingael, bp Oct. i, 1651; sps Hendrick Kip, 

Evert Duycking. 
ii Johannes Thomase Mingael, b a 1655; ^^ (^st) a 16S5, 
Mayke Oothout, dau of Jan Janse Oothout; m (2d) 
Jan. I, 1706, (30) Marritie Van Deursen. 
iii Jaimetje Mingael, bp in N. Y. Jan. 13, 1660; sps Pieter 
Abrahamszen (Van Deursen) and Jannetie Jans; m 
(ist) a 1684, Lambert Janse Van Aelsteyn; (2d) Feb. 
2, 1 7 13, Jochum Lambertse Van Valkenburgh. 

10 Van Deuksex Family 

Claas Van Elslant was an vindertaker of New Amsterdam, 
who died some time previous to 1677, as is shov.m by the fol- 
lowing interesting records: 

"By the honorable, the commissaries of Albany, colony 
Renselaersw\'ck and Schaernhectady, etc., whereas Catelyntje 
Van Eslant, vvife of Jacob Abrahamse (Van Deursen), Cuyper 
(cooper), proposes to depart from here for Holland, to collect 
and receive there some monies, coming to her and her brother 
by way of inheritance, and bequest from her late mother's 
uncle, Harmanus Antonides Vander Linde, in his life time 
minister at Naerden, to which end she has solicited of us a 
certificate of testimonial, which we cannot refuse: therefor, we 
declare that she is a daiighter of Claes Van Eslandt (sic), de- 
ceased, having been in his life time undertaker (aenspreecker) 
and gravedigger at Nev/ York, and her mother's name Wil- 
lenstie Harpers Vander Leindc. 

"Given under our hands and seals, in Albany, the 25th of 
September, in the nine and twentieth year of the reign of our 
sovereign lord Charles the Second, by the Grace of God, King 
of Great Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, 
1677." (This document is a copy without signatures.) 

"Appeared before me Robert Livingston, seer., etc., and 
in presence of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Philip Pieterse 
Schuyler and Mr. Richard Pretty, etc., Claes Van Eslandt, 
and Jacob Abrahamse (Van Deusen), citizens of Albany, who 
declare that they had, in accordances with advices from Har- 
manus Vander Linde, dwelling in the Hage, in Holland, ap- 
pointed and empowered Catelyntje Van Eslandt, wife of the 
aforesaid Jacob Abrahamse (Van Deusen), and sister of the 
aforesaid Claes Van Eslandt, specially to demand, collect and 
receive in Holland, etc., her and her aforesaid brother's por- 
tion of the inheritance and bequest, left for them by her 
mother's uncle, named Harmanus Antonides Vander Linde, 
in his life time minister at Naerden, and acquittance to exe- 
cute for receipts, and for claims to caveeren (sic), and further, 
to do, perform and execute all things which may be needful 
and her judgment may suggest; promising at all times to hold 
good all that shall be done and performed in the aforesaid 
matter by their aforesaid sister and wife, as their attorney 
without any contradiction. 

"Done in Albany, in America, on the 25th of September, 
and in the nine and twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign 
lord, Charles the Second, by the grace of God, King of Great 
Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, Annoque 
Domini, 1677." (This document is also without signatures.) 

Second Generation 11 

In i6S6 Jacob Abrahamsen Van Deursen was one of the 
auditors of the yearly accounts of the Dutch Reformed 
Church at Albany, and in 1687 we find him also in office there, 
his son, Harpert, being also on the consistory the same year. 
On June 20, 167S, he conveyed to Jan Conielise Vyselaer, 
alias Gow, "a certain lot standing and lying here in Albany; 
bounded on the South and West by Jochem Ketelheyn's; on 
the North by the house of the said Jan Gov,-; on the r^ast by 
the public street, being the same premises hereto con- 
veyed to him by patent under the hand and seal of the late 
governor-general, Richard Nicholls, of date the 226. of May, 
1667," etc. 

Children, bp at New York: 

21 i Willem, ba 1664 ;m Jan. 13, i692;Lysbeth Rosenboom. 

22 ii Harpert, bp Oct. 9, 1665; sps Claas Van Elslant, Wil- 

lemntie Harperts; m Jan. 24, 1695, Marytje Gerritse 

(1) Abraham Picterseu (Van Deursen) and Tryntje Melchiors 
of New Amsterdam; bp March 23, 1642, at N. A., where he 
m Oct. 10, 1666, Hester Webbers, "j. d. Van Amsterdam," 
b at N. A., in 1648, dau of Wolfert Webber and Anike Coos of 
Holland (m 1641), and sister of Wolfert Webber (See Mis- 
cellaneous and Related Families), who kept a tavern on the 
road to Harlem aboiit the year 1650. She was also a niece 
of Henricus Sclyns, minister of the Dutch Church at New 
York from 16S2 to 1701, and by his will, dated April 22, 1703, 
proved April i, 1706, was left "200 gilders with all the ap- 
parel of made cloths belonging to my body, of Silk, Linnen, 
and Wollen. ' ' 

In 1686 Picter Van Deursen was living on the west side of 
Broad Street, New York, and was by occupation a cooper. 
Children, bp in New York: 
i Annctie, bp July 10, 1667; sps Abraham Pieters (Van 

Deursen), Anna Wallis, Anneken Webbers. 
ii Wyntie, bp Sept. 21, 1669; sps Matheus Abrahams- 
zen (Van Deursen), Arnout Webber, Sara Cortenses, 
Tryntie Melchiors (Abrahamse Van Deursen). 

23 iii Abraham, bp July 28, 1672; sps Gregorius Van Cor- 

tenes, Secrt. of Montfoort, Isaac Abraharnszen 
(Van Deursen). Jannetie Jans, Sara Webbers; m 
Oct. 8, 1704, Lucretia Bogardus (See Miscellan- 
eous and Related Families). 
iv Johannes, bp March 31, 1675; sps Hendrick Beuckelaer, 

12 Van Deursen Family 

corenkoper, LaiirensVan der Spiegel, Anneken Loock- 

ermans; d v. 
V Tn-ntie. bp Dec. iS, 1678; sps Wolfert Webber, Tryn- 

tie Melcliior, Jannetic Comelis. 
24 vi Johannes, bp Feb. 11, 1682; sps Stephanus Van Court- 

landt, Johannes Cort^nes, Lysbeth Van der Spiegel; 

m Oct. 22, 1709, Jannetje Marshall. 
vii Henricus, bp Nov. 9, 1684; sps Hendrick Beuckelaer, 

Wolfert Webber, Marritie Abrahamse (Van Deursen). 

Geertruyd Massing. 

son of (i) Abraham Pietcrsen (Van Deursen) and Tryntje ]\Iel- 
chiors of New Amsterdam ;bp Nov. 6, i644;m a 1671 Engeltje 
Van' Sciiooxderwoert, b April 10, 1650, dau of R-atger 
Jacobsen Van Schoonderwoert and Trymtje Van Breestede. 
She d July 11, 17 28, and was bur at Papsknee. They were 
both members, prior to 16S3, of the Dutch Reformed Church 
at Albany. Upon the arrival of Dominie Godefridus Dellius 
as assistant to the old Dominie Schaets, the Commissaries 
called together the congregation of the church to "enquire of 
them in a friendly manner how much they will from their own 
Liberality and good inclination contribute to the maintenance 
of the said Dom. Godefridus Dellius." Among those who 
contributed for the term of one year were: "Jacob Abra- 
hamse (Van Deursen) £ 2., Melgert Abrahamse (Van Deusen), 
yeoman, from below the North Gate" (amount not stated). 
In 167 1 he was a resident of Schotack (Schodack, Renss. Co., 
N. Y.), where he was a farmer. In September, 1689, he was 
enrolled as a yeoman in Capt. Marten Gerritse's Company, 
and subscribed ' ' for ye Raiseing of some men for ye Defence 
of this County against ye french. " 

The following mortgage was given iipon certain property, 
part of which belonged to ^lelchert Abrahamse Van Deusen, 
which v.'as pledged as security for a sum owing on a bail bond. 
"Appeared before me, Ludovicus Cobes, Secretary of Al- 
bany, New Amsterdam. &c., in presence of the Hon. Heeren 
commissaries, &c, Philip Pieterse Schyler and Jan Hendrickse 
Van Bael, Eldert Gerbertse Cruifi, who acknov/ledged that he 
is well and honestly indebted to and in arrears to Messieurs 
Jan Hendrick Bruyns and Hans Hendrickse, in the net stim of 
three hundred and fifty francs in beavers and forty eight francs 
in seewant, together v/ith seventy-rive boards, growing out of 
a matter of security, as principals bound for said Cruiff, in 
consequence of a certian sentence dated the 5th of January, 

Second Generation 13 

1670, which aforesaid money the subscriber promises to pay 
to said Jan Hendrick Brayns and Hans Hendrickse piinctuai- 
]y in the time of six weeks without longer delay, therefore 
pledging' especially his distilling kettle, worm, and dome, the 
sawmill at Bethlehem and all his lands in Catskil, together 
with all his title to his house, brewery in a lot lying here in Al- 
bany, likewise two cows here and' four cattle, with Gerrit 
Theunisse CVslii Vechten) two cattle with Mclgert Abraham^se 
(Van Deusen) at Schotack. three head of cattle with Jan 
Helmerse (alias de Boek), half of which is coming to him and 
three heifers with Hendrick Maerson and a bull; furthermore 
generally his person and estate, personal and real, present and 
future, nothing excepted, putting the same in subjection to ail 
the lord's laws and judges for the recovery of said payment in 
due time if need be without loss or cost, 

"Done in Albany the 21st of June, 1671 
"PhiHp Pieterse 
"Jan Hend: Van Bael 
Acknowledged before me 

' ' Eldert Gerbertse Cruiff , 
"Ludovicus Cobes, Secretary." 

" Att a Mayors Court, held in ye Citty hall of albany the 27 

of March, 1 705 

Melgert van deuse, Plentive, 
Comelis Van Vechten, Defendt, 
The Plentives Declaration Read & is as followeth viz: 

"Mayors Court 4th year of her Majes. Reign Melgt Abra- 
hamse, of ye Colony of Renssellaerwyck in ye County afore- 
said, yoeman, Complains agst Comelis Teunise Van Vechten 
of Bethlehem of ye Colony aforesaid in ye County aforest yeo- 
nian of a plea upon ye Case &c whereupon ye said Melgt by 
John Collins his atturney saith that whereas ye sd Comelis 

anno domini 1685 at ye Dwelling house of ye said Melgt 

v\'as indebted unto ye said iMelgert one hundred and Eighty 
skippel of good merchandable wheat at six skipple for a Beave'r 
(other^vise cald Twelve shillings) and the said Cor- 
neas being so indebted in consideration thereof did assume 
upon himselfe and to ye said Melgert did faithfully promise 

^^:^"^ he would well and truely pay to Dirk Teu- 

mse van Vechten of ye said County now dec 'd, 'thirty Beavers 
(oihcnvise called Eighteen pounds) upon ye account of him 
t^^e said Melgert yet the said Comelis, his promise not Re- 

fTuarding but subtilly Intending to Deceave, the 

^^^id thirty Beavers hath not as vet payd and for 

yf taid wheat him ye sd Melgert to satisfy ha'th refuzed & still 

14 Van Deursex Familv 

doth Refuze to Damage of him ye sd Melgert fifteen pounds & 
thereupon he Brings this suite. 

"The Defendts Plea read vizt: 

"CorneHs Teunise van Vechten of Bethlehem in ye Colony 
of Rensselaerv/yck in ye County of Albany yoeman by Richard 

Bre\ver his atturney makes answer to. .Melkt 

Abrahamse of ye Colony & County aforesd that whereas in ye 

sd Declaration Melkert Abrahamse Complains 

that Cornelis Teunise van Vechten is indebted 

for one hundred and eighty skeppels of the winter wheat de- 
livered by the aforesaid ^ielkert Abrahamse to ye said Cor- 
nelis Teunise van Vechten in 1689.... the aforesaid 

Cornelis Teunise Van Vechten doth utterly deneigh the re- 
ceipt or deliveiy of any part or parcel of the aforesaid v/heat 

and further saith not but putteth himself on his 


' ' Albany March ye 2 6th 1705. " John Collins . 

"The Plentive by John Collins his atturney doth demur to ve 

Defendants Plea and saith that it is not good in Law '. . 

neither admits ye action to be tr\-ed by his Countrey, 

wherefor the Plentive prays a nonsuite against the defendt for 
such his Irregular proceedings and denies ye Judgemt of this 
Court therein. 

"John Collins. 

"The Defendt by his atturney Rich. Brewer, prays that the 
action may proceed, being veiling to pay the Cost's thus far, 
The Court taking Consideration in ye matter are of opinion 
that ye action doe proceed, and that ye Deft doe f)ay ve Costs 
of sute so farr and that therefore the Deft has leave' to amend 
his plea ordered that ye Jury bee cald up vizt: William 
Claese Groesbeck, Elbert Gerritse, Gysbert Marselis Gerrit 
Ryckse, Gerrit Lansing, junr, Phillip forrest, hamianus wen- 
dell, gerrit Luykasse Wyngaert, Myndt Roseboorn, hendk vro- 
man, Isaac Lansing, Jacobus Schuyler, the jury was sworn, 
and after the examination of witnesses, found a verdict for 
the Defendant. The Court then adjourned 'till ys day, 24 
night. " 

Melchert Abrahamse Van Deusen was a freeholder in the 
Colony of Rensselaerv/yck in 1720 and was buried at Paps- 
knee Jan. 6, 1742. 

Children, bp at Albany: 

25 i Rutger, b a 167 1 ; m Sept. 11, 1692, Weintie (Lavinia) 

Harmens (Hun); bur at Papsknee June 22, 1731. 

26 ii Catharina, b a 1672; m at A. June 28, 1691, Lucas 

Janse Witbeck. 

Second Generation' 15- /C 

27 iii Rachel, b a 1673 ; m a 1692, Simon Van Esch 

28 IV Margaretta, b a 1675; m Sept. 29, 169,-. Evert Pels 
V Caspar, b a 1678; m a 1700, Jannetje Schermerhooren 

Issue: Caspar, Jr., bp at A. April 20, 1701; sps 
Levmus W mnen, Neeltje Schermerhorn 
Jannetje b a 16S0; m Sept. 5, 1702, Thomas Janse 

29 \ 


30 vn Marntie, b at A. a 16S2; m (ist) at Hackensack N 

J., March 22. 1701, Tyme Valentvn, wid of Gerritie 
Comehse, (2d) at Achquecknonck, N. J., Jan i 
1 706, Johannes Thomas Min^ael, son of (4)' Marvtje 
Van Deusen and Thomas Janszen Mingael and \vid 
of Mayke Gothout. 

31 viii Harpert, b a 1684; m (ist) Nov. 7, 1707. Helena Van 

Deusen. dau of (2) Teuwis Van Deusen and Helena 
Robberts, (2d) The. Van Alstvne 

IX Magdalena, bp at A. May 3, 16S5'; sps Caatje H. Goth- 

out, Gysbert Cornelisz (Van den Berg), Marten 
Comehsz (Van Buren or Van Ysselsteyn) 

X Engcltje, bp at A. May 22, 1687, sps Margriet Pieters 

Mmgael), Pieter Tomesz (Mingael), Jonas Folkersz 
_ (Douw); m June 4, 1714, Philip Van Vechten. 

32 XI Abraham, bp at A. July 14. 16S9; sps Caatje and 

Johannes Bleyker; m Get. 10, 1720, Catharina 
xii Catelyntje, bp at A. Sept. 20, 1691; sps Herbert 
Abrahams (Van Deusen), Jannetje Bleyker; d Sept 
26, 1704. ^ 





dau of (2) Tetiwis (Mattheus) Abrahamsen (Van Deursen) 

and Helena Robberts; b a 1654; m a 1673, Samsox Bexson; 

b July 4, 1652 ; d June 2, 1730; son of Dirck Benson and Cata- 

lina Berck. From Albany they removed to New York a 1697, 

wliere they were residents of Harlem. 

Children', b and bp in Albany (Baptismal Records of Al- 
bany begin Aug. 5, 16S3): 

i Catalina Benson, b a 1675; m 1697, Stoflel Pells; d in 

ii Dirck Benson, b a 1677; m a 1700, Elizabeth RadclifT; 
d in 1727; res New York; oc potter; will dated May 
24, 1725, proved March 9, 1727-S. Issue: Sampson 
Benson, oldest son. 

iii Teuwis (Mattheus) Benson, b a 1679; m in 1706, 
Catrina Provoost. 

iv Harmon Benson, b in 1681; m July 19, 1702, Altje 

V Samson Benson, bp April 13, 16S4; sps Weintje Harmons, 
Robert Martens; m in 17 10, Maria Bokee; d May 29, 

vi Robbert Benson, bp Jan. i, 1686; d 1715; sps Cornelia 
Martens, Mathys Jans; m March 14, 170S, Cornelia 
Roos, b 168S, d 1760. Issue: Robert Benson, b 1715, 
d 1762; m Tryntje Van Borsum; b i7i8;d 1794; their 
son, Robert Benson, b i739;d 1823 ;m Dinah Couwen- 
hoven;b 1747 ; their son Egbert Benson, b Sept. i, 1789; 
_d Feb. 25, 1866. 

vii Willem Benson, bp Oct. 30, 1687; sps Margriet Rosen- 
boom, Jacob Isaaks; d y. 

viii Elizabeth Benson, bp Oct. 13, 16S9; sps Agniet Leenderts, 
Reynier Schaats, Ruth Melcherts (Van Deusen) ; d 
Nov. 10, 1751; m P3gbert Van Borsum; had dau Cath- 
arine Van Borsum, b 1718; m her cousin Robert Ben- 

!-"^ Johannes Benson, bp July 3, 1692; sps Johannes Teller, 
Collette Caspars; d y. 

'^ Helena Benson, bp Feb. 14, 1694; sps Thomas Harmens 
Hun, Engeltje Melcherts (Van Deusen) ; d y. 

20 Van Deursen Family 

xi Maria Benson, bp Feb. 5, 1696; sps Johannes Bensing, 

Agnietje Schaats : d y. 
xii Henricus Benson, bp in New York Aug. 17, 1698; sps 

Pieter Van Duerse and Aaltje Uytcn Bogert, h. v. van 

Jacob Van Duerse; m 1722, Catharine Van Laer; d 

Oct. 25, 1742. 
xiii Catalina Benson, b 1707; tmm in 1726. 


of ^(2) Teuwis (Matthew) Abrahamsen Van Deursen and 
Helena Robberts; b a 165S: m Feb. 2, 1680 (Riker says July 
26, 16S6). JoHAXXES Bexson, son of Dirck Benson and Cata- 
lina Berck; b Feb. 8, 1655; d 1715; she d in 1746. 
Res: New Haerlem, N. Y. 

Childrex (See Riker 's Harlem for Benson Family): 
i Samson Benson, b Oct. 15, 1680; m July 26, 1699, Maria 

ii Helena Benson, b Oct. 8, 1682 ;m Oct. 22, 1703, Lawrence 
Kortright (For descendants of this line, see Miscellan- 
eous and Related Families). 
iii Dirck Benson, b Aug. 24, 1686; m (ist) Jannetje Vander- 
water, Oct. 16, 1707; (2d) Catalina Bokee, 171 1; d in 
iv Cateline Benson, b Aug. 24, bp in Albany, Oct. 7, 16S8; 
sps Caatje Melchertsz (Van Deusen), Jacob de Cuyper 
(van Deusen) ; m Jacob Sammon. 
V Rachel Benson, b Aug. 29, 1690; m May 7, 1707, John 
Couwenhoven of Bergen County, N.J. They had nine 
vi Matheus Benson, b Jan. 5, bp in Albany, Feb. i, 1693; 
sps Johannes Tomesz, Marretje Matheuisz Van Deusen; 
m (ist) Elizabeth Bussing Dec. 12, 17 16; (2d) widow 
Hannah De Groot, dau of John Edsall, Dec. 9, 1727. 
vii Catrina Benson, b Aug. 27, bp Sept. 15, 1695 ; sps 
Harmensz, Cornelia Robberts; m Feb. 21, 17 18, Abra- 
ham De La Matre. They had four children, 
viii Maria Benson, b Apr. 26, 'bp June 18, 1699; sps Jacob 
Van Deurse; m Ryck Ly decker, April 19, 17 18; res: 
Bergen Co., N. J.; eleven children. 
ix Johannes (John) Benson, b May 20, bp May 29, 1701; 
sps Adolf Meyer and wife Maria Verveele; m May 24, 
1724, Elizabeth Lydecker, dau of Gerrit of Bergen Co., 
N. J. 
X Benjamin Benson, b Mar. 24, bp Mar. 22, 1704; sps Jacob 
Martense, Catalvntie Van Deurse. 

Third Generation 21 

(?) Teuwis (Mattheus) Abrahamsen Van Deiirsen and Plelena 
Robberts; b a 1660; m (ist) at Albany Oct. 21, 16S5, Mathys 
Jansz Hoes, or Goes, as it was originally spelled, son of Jan 
Tyse Goes of Kinderhook and Styntie Van Hoesen (See Mis- 
cellaneous and Related Families for Hoes Family). In 17 15 
Mathys was a member of Capt. Abraham Van Alstyn's Com- 
pany of Militia at Albany. In a " List of the Heads of Fami- 
lies and the number of men, women and children in each house- 
hold in the City and County of Albany the i6th of June, 1697 " 
(Munsell's Annals of Albany, Vol. 9, p. 81 et seq.), the family 
of Mathys Jansz Hoes is stated to consist of one man, one wo- 
man and three children, the latter being the two oldest and 
the fifth child, Dirk, the other two, the third and fourth, hav- 
ing died, presumably, as no record of them is found beyond 
that of their baptism, and Dirk had been baptized just a month 
previous to the taking of the list. The date of Mathys ' death 
is not known, but on July 8, 1723, at Albany, the ''Widow 
Cornelia Hoes" married (2d) Williaem Hallenbeck (Albany 
Church Records), whose first wife was Feytje Dirksz, dau of 
Dirk Teunessen Van Vechten and Jannetie Michiels of Katskil, 
to whom he was married May 23, 1697, and by v/hom he had 
several children. 

Children (from Albany Church Records), by first hus- 

i Jan Hoes, bp Aug. 7, 16S7; sps Styntje Goes, Jan Tysz 
Goes; m a 17 15, Eytie Vosburgh (See Miscellaneous 
and Related Families for this line). 
ii Mattheus Hoes, bp Mar. 9, 1690; sps Tryntje Winne. 
Thomas Winne; m Jannetje Bries (See Miscellaneous 
and Related Families for this line) . 
iii Johannes Hoes, bp May 8, 1692 ; sps Johannes T. Mingaal, 

Marritje Wendell; d prior to 1697. 
iv Breechje Hoes, bp Jan. 20, 1695; sps Jan Tysz (Goes), 

Lena Teuisz (Van Deusen) ; d prior to 1697. 
V Dirk Floes, bp May 16, 1697; sps Claas Lucas, Catalyntje 
Teuisz (Van Deusen); m a 1725, Elsje Van Valken- 
burgh (See Miscellaneous and Related Families). 
vi Lena Hoes, bp Jan. 7, 1700; sps Abraham Janssen (A^'an 
Aalsteyn), Marritje Van Deusen; m with banns at Al- 
bany Jan. 30, 1720, Pieter Vosburgh, son of Isaac Vos- 
burgh and Anneke Jans Hoes ; bp at Kinderhook Aug. 
3, 1690. Issue: Anna Vosburgh, bp at Alb. Aug. 28, 
1720, sps David and Christina Van Dyck; Matthias 

22 Van Dp:ursen Family 

Vosburgh, bp at Alb. Oct. 7, 1722, sps Sander Van 
Aalsteyn and Christ. Hoes, 
vii Harbert Hoes, bp July 5, 1702; sps Ruth Van Deusen, 
Catelyntje Van Deusen; was sponsor at a baptism at 
Loonenburgh, now Athens, in 1736. 
viii Christina Hoes, bp Aug. 6, 1704; sps Pieter Mingaal, Mar- 
garita Mingaal; m Michael Hallenbcck, son of her step- 
father, William Jansse Hallenbeek, by his first wife, 
Feitje Dirkse Van Vechten; bp at Alb. Mar. 9, 1707. 
Issue: Feitje Hallenbeek, bp at Loonenburgh Mar. 
22, 1729; Dyrk Hallenbeek, bp at Loonenburgh 26 
July, 1736; Cornelia Hallenbeek, bp at Loonenburgh 
Mar. 22, 1739; Abraham Hallenbeek, bp at Loonen- 
burgh Nov. 4, 1 741 ; Ephraim Hallenbeek, bp at Loon- 
enburgh Nov. 17, 1743; Michael Hallenbeek, bp at 
Claverack May 22, 174S. 
ix Tr>'ntje (or ^Yyntje) Hoes, bp Sept i, 1706; sps Paulus 

Van Vleq (Van Vleck), Maria Van den Berg. 
X Ephraim Hoes, bp Jan 9, 1709; sps Jan Goes, Magdalena 
Van Bucren; m Mar 2, 1731, Cornelia Van Schaack 
(See Miscellaneous and Related Families.) 
xi Marretjen Hoes, bp Feb 17, 1712; sps Melgert Van Deu- 
sen, Engeltien Rutse; m (ist) Samuel Hallenbeek, son 
of William Hallenbeek and Feitje Dirkse Van Vechten ; 
(2d) June 10, 1736, at Athens, Evert Bond, son of 
Hendrik Bond and Jannetie Evertsz. Issue: Samuel 
Hallenbeek b Mar 19, 1731; Thys (Matthys) Bond, 
bp May 26, 1737; Jan Bond, bp Apr 9, 1743. ^^^ ^^ 

Teuwis (Mattheus) Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Helena 
Robberts;ba 1665 ;m (ist) Sept 22, 1689, Cornelia Marten- 
SE Van Buren, dau of Marten Comelissen Van Buren and 
Araantje Gerretse (Vanden Bergh), of Rensselaerwyck Colony, 
who mentions her in his w^ill dated April 10, 1703 (for Van 
Buren line see Miscellaneous and Related Families) ; m (2d) 
Aug. 21, i7i8,GeertruyVan Benthuysen. On Jan. 20,1695, 
he was accepted as a member of the church at Kinderhook 
(Holland Society Vear Book, 1904, p. 10). There is recorded 
in Albany the transfer of two tracts of land in Claverack from 
Hendrick Van Renselaer to said Robert Teuwis, in Sept. 17 18 
(Book E p. 422, 424). 

Res: In June, 1720, Claverack, according to a list of Free- 
holders of that town. 

Third Generation 23 

Children, bp in Albany, by first wife: 

33 i Johannes, bp July 13, 1690; sps Marretje Martens, Mar- 

ten Cornells, and Teuis Abrahams; m Aug. 26, 1712, 
Christiana Van Alen. 
ii Matheus, bp Nov. i, i6gi ; sps Pieter iMartens, Catelyntje 
Jacobs. Pie was living in 1748-9. 

34 iii Marten, bp Feb. 21, 1694; sps Rut Melcherts (A^an Deu- 

sen), Catelyntje Martens; m (ist) Dec. 25, 1719, El- 
bertje Yander Poel; (2d) Feb. 19, 1744, Zara Gardin- 
ier, at Kinderhook, in presence of Elder John Goes. 

35 iv Tobias, bp Aug. 16, 1696; sps Antoni Bries, Tryntje 

Bries; m March 21, 1725, Ariaantje ^luller (Miller). 

36 V Robbert, bp Sept. i, 1700; sps Marten and Marrytje van 

Bueren;m Nov. 22, 1724, Christiana Roorpagh (Roor- 

12 JAN TEUWISSE VAN DEUSEN, son of (2) Teuwis 
(Mattheus) Abrahamsen Van Deusen and Helena Robberts; 
ba 1668 ;m March 14, 1695, Maritie Martexse Van Buren, 
dau of Marten Cornelisse Van Buren (See Miscellaneous and 
Related Families) and Maritje Quackenbosh his first wife At 
the time of their marriage both were residents of Albany. On 
Jan. 22, 1696, Jan Teuwisse and his wife were members of the 
Dutch church at Albany. He d a 1700, his widow marrying 
again, Dec. 20, 1702, at the house of Albert Rykman, Mayor 
of Albany, Comelis Gerritse Van den Berg, "y. m. Res. Col. 
R. " by whom she had a son, Gerrit Van den Berg, bp A. Sept. 
19, 1703 ; sps Reyer Gerritse, Marretje Van Deuse; m July 15, 
1729, Margarita Van Vechten; bp March 3, 1706, dau of Volck- 
ert Van Vechten and Lidia Wesselse Ten Broeck, dau of Dirk 
Wesselse Ten Broeck and Styntje Van Buren. Gerrit Van 
den Berg died Oct. 1731. 


37 i Matheus, bp at A. Jan. 19, 1696 ; sps Albert and Neeltje 

Rykman; m June 2, 1716, Engeltie Slingerland. 
3S ii Jan, bp at N. Y. Sept. 9, 1699; sps Jacob Van Duersen, 
Tr^'ntje Van Deursen, h. v. van (wife of) Samson 
Bensen; m Oct. 16, 1719, Hillegond Roosa of Hurley, 
Ulster County, N. Y. 

13 JACOBUS VAN DEURSEN, son of (2) Teuwis (Mat- 
theus) Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Helena Robberts; b in 
Albany a 1670; m in New York, Nov. 14, 1695, Aeltje Gys- 
bertse Uyttenbogaert, "Wede Van Zacharias Huys, beyde 
v-'ontnde alhier. ' ' He was described in the marriage record 

24 Van Deursen Family 

as a "j. m. Van N. Albanien." He d before 1729; her death 
occurred Sept. 3, 1731. She was the dau of Dirck Uytten 
Bo^aert and Lysbeth Eckerson. whose first husband was 
Zacharias Zlugs (Ancient FamiHes of New York, Purple, p. 
24 note). 

Children, bp in New York: 
i Mattheus, bp Sept. 20, 1696; sps Isaacq Stoutenburg, 

Tn'ntie Kensings ; d y. 
ii Helena, bp Mar. 4, 1698; sps Sampson Bensen, Abram 
Van Deursen; m June 14, 17 19, (59) Jacob Van Deu- 
sen, son of (18) Abraham Van Deusen and Anna 

39 iii Neeltje, bp Feb. 4, 1700; sps Isaac Stoutenburg, V( il- 

lemtje Gysberts; m July 10, 1724; Hendrik Paulsze. 

40 iv Matheus, bp Mav 31, 1702; sps Dirk Uyten Bogaert, 

Tr>-ntje Bensen; m Apr. 18, 1730, Margaret Pauls. 

41 V Gysbert (Gilbert), bp Apr. 23, 1704; sps Claas Boogert, 

Claasje Van Schaick, s. h. v. (his wife); m May 14, 
1726, Hanna Ten Broeck. 

42 vi Tryntje, bp June 9, 1706; sps Matheus Bensen, Eliza- 

beth Uyt den Bogert; m Oct. 3, 1725, Johannes 

43 vii Aaltje, bp March 6, 1709; sps vSamson Bensen, Neeltje 

Stoutenburg ; m a 1732, Francis Misnard. 

Teuwis (Matthew) Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Helena 
Robberts; b a 1675; ^ Jan. 17, 1694, at Albany, Abr.^ham 
Jaxsen Van Alstyxe of "Pompoonick, " son of Jan Marten- 
sen and Dirckien Hermans. He was alive in 1742. 

Jan Martensen, father of Abraham Jansen, came to America 
with his wife, Dirckien Hermans, prior to July 18, 1655, when 
they had a son, Marten, baptized at New York. He \yas 
known as "de Wever, ' ' or the weaver, and in 1657 was livmg 
at Albanv, where he owned a house and lot. In 1663 and 
1667 he patented land at Kingston, and in 1664 was a tenant 
of Volckert Jansz and Jan Thomasz upon Island Schodack 
(\^an Rensselaer Bov/ier Manuscripts, p. 826). In 167 1 he 
bought a farm back of Kinderhook, v/here he and his wife re- 
sided in 1678. In 1697 Tan De Wever was a resident m 
* ' Rensselaerw\^ck or the Colonie, " with two children and no 
women in his family. 

Children, bp at Albany (For descendants of these children 
see Miscellaneous and Related Families) : 
i Johannes Van Alstyne, bp Aug. 26, 1694; sps Jacob Van 

Third Generation 25 

Deusen, Catelyn Bensing; m Aug. 5, 1719, at Albany, 
Maria Staats (?). 5.,. \^i] 

ii Matheus Van Alstyne, bp June 14, 1696; sps Hendrik 
Hans (Oothout), Marritje Harberts (Van Deusen) ; m 
(ist) Dec. 10, 1728, at N. Y.. Catherina Kerfbyl; (2d) 
Nov. 4, 1735, at N. Y., Sara Lvnch. 

iii Dirkje Van Alstyne, bp Dec. 4, 169S; sps Jacob Vosburg, 
Helena V. Deusen; d y. 

iv Sander (Alexander) Van Alstyne, bp at Kinderhook Jan. 
5, 1 701 ; sps Teunis Van Deusen, Cornelia Tvsse (Goes) ; 
m Nov. 2, 1733, at Kinderhook, Elbertie Van Alen 
(See Miscellaneous and Related Families). 

V Abraham Van Alstyne, bp Aug. 15, 1703; sps Pieter and 
Margarita Mingaal; m Nov.''29, 1734, at Kinderhook, 
Wyntje Conyne. 

vi Leena Van Alstyne, bp Nov. iS, 1705; sps Matheus van 
Dense, Maria Wendel; m Oct. 7, 1723, at Albanv, 
Jacobus Van Alen. 

vii Isaac Van Alstyne, bp Jan. 28, 170S; sps Harbert Teu- 
wisse and Lena van Dense; m Elizabeth Van Alen. 

viii Dirkje (Dorothy) Van Alstyne, bp Apr. 30, 17 10; sps 
Johs. and Jannetje Mingal; m Nov. 7, 1729, at Kinder- 
hook, Martin Pieterse Van Buren (For descendants of 
this line see Miscellaneous and Related Families). 

IX Catryntie Van Alstyne, b Oct. 12, 17 13; sps Ruth and 

Catlyntie van Deusen; m (1st) Jan. 31, 1731, at K., 
Adam Van Alen, (2d) Jan. 5, 1753, at K., Lucas jacobus 

X Jacobus Van Alstyne, bp Apr. 21, 1 717 ; sps Thomas Van 

Alstyne, Engeltie Van Vegten ; prob. d. v. 
xi Marten Van Alstyne, bp i\Iay 3 , 1 7 1 9 ; sps Gerrit Lansingh 
Jun., Catalyna Lansingh; m Catharine Van Alen. 

15"' ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (2) Temvis (Mat- 
theas) \an Deursen and Helena Robberts of Claverack; b a 
^p6; m May 23, 1697, Jacomyxtje Van Schoonhoven, dau 
01 Gerrit Hendrikse Van Schoonhoven of Albanv, where they 
v.cre married. 

He was made a Freeman in New York, Julv ?, 169S (New 
York Hist. Soc. Coll. Vol. 18 p. 62). 

Res: Albanv, city and countv. Oc: Shoemaker. 


1 Mattheus, bp Oct. 22, 1699, at Kingston; sps Jacobus 

la Maeter, Antje van VIeck; m Elisabetli ; 

had son, Abraham, b June 2S, 1732 ; bp at Athens. 

26 Van Deursen Family 

44 ii Geurt (Gerrit) Hendrikse, bp vSept. 27, 1702, at Al- 

bany ; sps Jacobus and Maryt je Van Schoonhoven ; 
m April 7, 1735, Elizabeth Ploeg. 

45 iii Isaac, bp Dec. 24, 1704, at Albany; sps Temvis and 

Marn-tje van Dense; m at Kinderhook, Jan. 14, 1730, 
Fiche (Sophia) Burghardt. 

46 iv Henrik, bp June 15, 1707, at Albany; sps Pierre and 

Henrikje Benoit; m Neeltje Rees a 1730. 

47 V Jacob, bp May 17, 17 10, at Kingston; sps Jacob and 

Marretje Rutze; m a 1734, Lena Vosburgh. 

of (2) Teuwis (Mattheus) Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Hel- 
ena Robberts of Albany and Claverack, N. Y.; b a 1678, at 
Claverack; m (ist) at Claverack, Dec. 5, 1699, Jacobus Mar- 
tens Van Yselstyn, b at Claverack and residing at Kingston. 
He was the son of Comelis >\Iartensen Esselsteen and Cornelia 
Van den Berg (Calendar of Wills 578, p. 135) and the grand- 
son of Marten Cornelisz Van Ysselsteyn and Mayke ComeHs. 

Marten Cornelisz van Ysselsteyn, the ancestor of the family 
of this name, was one of the proprietors of land at Schenectady 
in 1663, and later, was one of the settlers of Claverack. In 
an affidavit of Oct. 28, 1660 (Notarial Papers, i : 36, Albany 
County Clerk's Office), he states that in his youth he had lived 
for many years at Houten, in the Bishopric of Utrecht (Van 
Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, p. 181). He has been con- 
fused by Pearson, and other writers, with CorneHs Maeson, 
the second son of Cornells Maessen (See Miscellaneous and Re- 
lated Families) and Catelintie ^^lartensz, who came from 
Bueren Maessen, in Gelderland, the ancestor of the Van Buren 

At' the death of Jacobus Van Yselsteyn, Catelyntje Van 
Deursen m (2d) at Livingston, May 16, 17 18, Lambert Kool, 
bp Dec. 7, 1684, son of Comelis Teunsen Cool, q. v. In 1696 
Catalyntje Van Deursen was a member of the Dutch Church 
at Albany (Holland Soc. Year Book, 1904, p. 19). Adminis- 
tration granted her May 31, 1736 (Lib. 12, p. 198; Ulster Co. 
Probate Records, p. 124). 

Res: Nev,' York and Kingston. 

Children, 2 to 5 bp at New York, i, and 6 to 11 at Kings- 
ton, by first husband: 
i Marten Van Yselsteyn, bp at K. Aug. 11, 1700; sps Hen- 

drick Bogard, Jannetje Bogard. 
ii Helena Van Yselsteyn, bp March 28, 1703; sps Sampson 
Bensen, Neltje Van Deurse. 

Third Gexeratiox 27 

iii Bata Van Yselsteyn, bp Dec. 26, 1705; sps Evert Pels, 

Jacob Van Deurse, Elizabeth Bensen. 
iv Matheus Van Yselsteyn, bp Oct. 16, 1715; sps Matheus 

Bensing, Catharine Provoost, s. h. v. (his wife). 
V Marytje Van Yselsteyn, bp July 2, 1718; sps Harmanus 

Bensing, Aaltje Bensing, s. h. v. 
By second husband. (See also Anjou, Gustave, Ulster 
County, N. Y., Probate Records, 1906, Vol. 2, p. 124). 
vi Anna Kool, bp Aug. 9, 1719; sps Cornells and Hendrikjen 

Kool ; d y. 
vii Anna Kool, bp Oct. 30, 1720; sps Cornells and Geertjen 

viii Cornells Kool, bp Sept. 9, 1722; sps Corrielis Kool, Jan- 

neke Brink; m Oct. 2, 1751, Maria Schoonmaker. 
i\ Janneken Kool. bp Sept. 6, 1724; sps Jacob Rutsz, Sen., 

Jannejen Brink. 
•x Theunis Kool, bp June 11, 1727; sps Johannes Herden- 

berg, Catrina Rutsz; m Mar. 19, 17 58, Jennetje Dela- 

xi Abraham Kool, bp Mar. 8, 1730; sps Gerardus Herden- 

berg, Janneken Elvendorff, Philip van Vegten, Engel- 

tjen Van Deusen. 

17 ISAAC (TEUWISSE) VAN DEUSEN, son of (2) Teu- 
wis (Mattheus) Abrahamsen Van Deusen and Helena Robberts 
of Albany and Claverack, N. Y. ; b a 1680 "geboren en won- 
cade aan Claverack;" m Dec. 3, 1706. Bata Van Ysselsteyn, 
"^■elver Plaatsen" (of the same place), dau of Cornells Marten- 
sen Esselsteen and Cornelia Van den Berg, (Calendar of 
Wills 578, p. 135), also of Claverack. 

They were residents of Claverack in 1720 and of Kinder- 
>'.ook in 1740, in v.diich year he made his will (May 24, 1740). 
The will was probated Oct. S, 1742, and mentions wife Bata 
'ind their children: Matteus, Cornelia, Batha, Cornells, 
I^aac, Marretje, Tryntje, Elizabeth, xVnnatje, Sarah, Johan- 
nis and Helena. (Calendar of Wills No. 1990). He was a 

^- i Matheus, bp at A. Aug. 3, 1707 ; sps Cornells Martense 

Van Ysselsteyn, Marrytje van Dense; m a 1735, 

Rachel Huyck. 
■*-' Ji Cornelia, bp at A. July 3, 1709; sps Abraham van 

Aalstein, Lena van Dense; m (ist) a 1737, Joachem 

Van Valkenburg, (2d) a 1750, Andries Huyck, v.'id 

of her sister, Marretie. 

28 Van Deursen Family 

iii Lena, bp at Kingston, June 24, 1711; sps Thomas 
jansz, Mayke Bogaard ; d y. 

50 iv Ba'ta, bp at' Kingston, Sept. 27, 1713; sps Cornells 

Ysselsteyn, Cornelia Vreedenburg ; m a 1739, Pieter 
Van Valkenburgh. 

V Cornelis Andriessen, bp at A. Apr. 22, 17 16; sps 
Willem Yselstevn, Lybetie Van Deusen. 

vi Ysack, bp at A. June 2, 17 18; sps Melchert van Deu- 
sen, Lena van Deusen. 

51 vii ^L'lrretie, bp at A. May 15, 1 7 20 ; sps Abram van Aal- 

steyn, Marrette van Aalsteyn; m a 1743, Andries 
Huyck. At her death he m her sister Cornelia a 

52 viii Ti-^-ntie, bp at A. Sept. 23, 1722; sps Isack Yssel- 

steyn, Engeltie van Ness; m John Mac Lean. 

53 ix Elvsabeth, bp at A. Aug. 9, 1724; sps Teunis V. 

Aalstevn, Elyz V. Rensselaer; m Teunis Van 

54 X Annatje, bp at Kinderhook, Feb. 4, 1727 ; sps Johan- 

nes and Maria Van Alstyn; m a 1750, Luycas P. 
Van Alen. 

55 xi Sara, bp at A. Jan. 4, i73o; sps H. and Lena V. Deu- 

sen; m Sept. 12, 1755, Dirk Huyck. 
.' xii Johannes, bp at Kingston, May 28, 1732; sps Jan van 
Deusen, Hillegond Roosa; m April 8, 1752, Cather- 
ina Boeckenhoven. 

56 xiii Lena, (or Helena), bp at A. Sept. 29, 1734; sps Har- 

pert and Trs-ntje van Deusen; m June 2, 1700. 
Matheus Hoes. 

Isaac (Abrahanisen) Van Deursen and Jannetje Jans; bp ^o%. 
16, 1659, in the Old Dutch Church at New Amsterdam; m a 
1682, Anna Sickles, dau of Zacharias Sickles and Anna Lam- 
berts Van Valkenberg. On Aug. 6, 1723 he was granted a 
Freemen's right (N. Y. Hist. Soc. Coll. 18, p. 103). He d Jan. 
6, 1727; shed Dec. 26, 17 28; both buried O. D. C, N. Y. 

Res: Albany and New York. Oc: Merchant. 

Children: . 

57 i Isaac, bp in A. Mar. 14, 1688; sps Marretje Lair.- 

bertsz (\'an Valkenberg), Johannes Van Sante; r.\ 
April 5, 1 7 13, Anna Waldron. 

58 ii Marie, bp in A. Feb. 1 2, 1690 ; sps Catryn Van ^^antf, 

Gerrit Wynandsz (Xnn der Poel) ; m May 2, 17^-*' 
Edward Man. 

Third Generation 29 

iii Sacharias, bp in A. Jan. lo, 1692; sps Isak Isaksz 
(Van Deusen), Catelyntje Abramsz. 

59 iv Jacob, bp in xV. Feb. iS, 1694. sps Harbert Jacobsz 

Van Deusen, Tr\-ntje Wendell; m June 14, 1719, 
Helena Van Deusen, dau of (13) Jacobus Van 
Deursen and Aeltie Uytenbogert. (The marriage 
record gives her name as "Helena Du Foreest," 
but in the bp of all children her name appears as 
"Van Deursen. ' ') 

60 V Jannetje, bp in A. Xov. 17, 1695; ^ps Melchert Ab- 

ramsz (Van Deusen), Rachel Van Valkenborgh; 
m May 8, 17 19, Jan Van Aamem. 

61 vi Abraham, bp in N. Y., Nov. 3, 1697; ^ps Ipaac Van 

Deurse, Judith Verwey; m July 17, 1726, Antje 

vii Johannes, bp in N. Y., Feb. 25, 1700; sps Sacharias 

Sickles and Maria Brevoort, s. h. v. (his wife) ; m 

Aug. 9, 1 7 21, Maria Schultsen, dau of Johann 

viii Anna, bp in X. Y.. Nov. 23, 1701; sps Thomas 

Sickels, Margarict Van der Poel, h. v. v. (v/ife of) 

Johannes Van Zant. 

Isaac Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Jannetje Jans of New 
Am.sterdam; bp at N. Y. July 2, 1662; m at Albany, Oct. 16. 
1687, C.\T.\RiN.\ BoGERT, dau of Johanncs Gerritsen Burger, 
or Bogert, and Lysbeth Claes. 
i Jannetie, bp Apr. 13, 1690, at Albany, sps Lysbeth 
and Jan Harris, Abraham Isaacsz (Van Deusen) ; 
d y. 
^2 ii Lysbeth, bp at N. Y. Sept. 6, 1691; sps Isaac Abra- 
hamsen (Van Deusen), Jannetje Jans; m Nov. 20, 
1708, John Man. 
iii Jannetie, bp at N. Y. Sept. 30, 1694; sps Gerrit Borger, 
Jannetje Claes. 
^■3 iv Sara, bp at N. Y. Jan. 6, 1697 ; sps Johannes Van Zant, 
Sarah Martens, wife of Gerrit Burger; m Nov. 11, 
1 716, Johannes Van Gelder. 
^4 V Johannes, bp at N. Y. Feb. 7, 1700; sps Pieter Burger 
and Catharina Daniels, his wife; m June 12, 1725, 
Gecrtje Minthorn. 
vi Jacobus, bp at N. Y. Sept. 20, 1702 ; sps Gerrit Wynans 
C^'^an der Poel), Debora Wynans (Van der Poel). 

30 Van Deursen Family 

20 ISAAC (ISAACSZ) VAN DEURSEX, son of (3) Isaac 
Abrahamszen Van Deursen and Jannetie Jans of New York; 
bp May i. 1670; m April 24, 1697, METjE"(MARTnA) Christ- 
AENs. He was made a Freeman Aug. 30, 160S (Nev.- York 
Hist. Coll. Vol. 1 8, p. 6S). 

In May, 17 14. he sold a tract of land commonly known by 
the name of "Tapan alias Orange" to Johannes Van Zant, 
the deeds being authenticated by Rip Van Dam, J . P. 

Res: New Jersey, and Orange Co. N. Y. Oc: Cordwainer. 


65 i Isaac, bp N. Y. Feb. 6, 169S; sps Isaac Van Deursen, 

Margrieta Van der Poel, h. v. van (wife of) Johannes 
Van Zant; m (ist) May 24, 171S, Angenetie Faroe 
(2d) Dec. 14, 1723, Elizabeth Rosenboom. 

ii Christiaan, bp N. Y. Jan. 21, 1700; sps Johannes Van 
Zant, Rebeckka Gocderer; m Marietje 

iii Catryna, b at Achquiggenonck, a 1702; m at Hacken- 
sack, N. J., Aug. 18, 1722, Pieter Visser, a youiig 
man from Wurtemberg, Germany. Res: Hacken- 
sack, N. J. 

iv Jenneke, b at Tappan, a 1705; m at Hackensack, Mar. 
20, 1 73 1, Jan Fewis, a young man from "O. Eng- 
land." Res: lapog. 

V Fea,ba 1715 "at Rampooh S: 1 in Cloof ;" m at Hacken- 
sack, Dec. 12, 1735, Wynnant Van Gelderen, son of 
Jacobus. Issue: Jacobus Van Gelderen, bp at 
Hack. Jan. 16, 1737; sps Jacobus Van Gelderen and 

66 vi Shadrach, b 1727; d at Cornwall, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1794, 

aged 67 ; name of wife not known. 

Jacob Abrahamsen Van Deusen and Catalyntje Van Elslant; 
b a 1664; m in Albany Jan. 13, 1692, Elisabeth Rosenboom. 
dau of Hendrick Rosenboom. 

Towards the close of the year 16S3, William Van Deusen 
was accepted as a member of the Dutch Church at Albany, 
and in 1720 we find him an Elder there. On Jan. 24, 1699, he 
took the oath of allegiance to the British and was a member 
of "Capt. Johannis Mingaels Comp. ye 10 oc'ber 1715, City 
of Albany. ' ' He was also an active participator in the poHti- 
cal life of the colony, being chosen Assessor for the Third 
Ward of Albany Oct. 14, 1703. His name is mentioned fre- 
quently in the Colonial Records of the time. He acted in the 
capacity of firemaster, as the following record shows. "Dec. 

Third Gener.\tion 31 

7, 1706, The Council resolved to appoint the following persons 
as fyremasters for ye Ensueing year imtil the iqth of October 
next. William Hogan Anthony Coster, William Jacobsz 
(Van Deiisen), Johs. Claes, Jan Evertse & Jacobus Schuyler, 
who are to vew the Chimneys, where fyres are kept within the 
city "and oyer convenient places once in each 14 nights and 
where they find chimneys extraordinary fouU to fine ye owner 
in ye summe of three shillings. ' ' (Van Deusen Genealogy, p. 
40). His house stood on the north corner of Maiden Lane 
and Pearl Street, Albany, in 1711. He was buried at Albany 
Sept. 8, 1737. 

Children, bp in Albany: 
i Jacob, bp Sept. 4, 1692 ; sps Harpert Jacobsz Van Deu- 
sen, Gysbertje Rosenboom. 
67 ii Margriet, bp Apr. 14. 1695; sps Hendrik Rosenboom, 
Cataline Jansz (?) ; m Dec. 9, 1722, Hendrik Cuylder. 
(As wid of Gysbertje Lansing he m Dec. 5, 1695, 
Trynte Jansz, wid of Rut Jacobse). 
f'S iii Catelyntje, bp Nov. 21, 1697 ; sps Johannes Rosenboom 
Margriet Mingal; m July 15, 1721, Jan Gothout; d 
May 13. 1753. 

69 iy Marytje, bp Sept. i, 1700; sps Picter Mingaal, Gerritjc 

Rosenboom; m June 28, 1728, Isaac Staats. 
V Elisabeth, bp Mar. 21, 1703; sps Gerrit Rosenboom, 

Marytje Van Deuse; d y. 
vi Lysbeth (Elisabeth), bp Dec. 25, 1705; sps Henrik and 

Debora Roseboom (Staats), Marrytje Van Deuse; 

prob m Thomas Cooper. Issue: Obedya Cooper, 

bp at A. Nov. 6, 1744; sps Obediah and Cornelia 


70 vii Hendrik, twin of Lysbeth; bp Dec. 25, 1705; sps same 

as Lysbeth; m a 1730, Ariaantje Staats. 

Jacpb Abrahamsen Van Deusen and Catalyntje Van Elslant; 
bp in N. A. Oct. 9, 1665; m at Albany Jan. 24, 1695, Marrytje 
Oerritse Lansing, dau of Gerrit Ryertse Lansing and 
Ariantje Janse. In 1683 he was a member of the Dutch 
C'lurch at Albany, and in 1701 we find his name on the records 
of that church as Deacon. In 1728 he paid 2 florins to the 
c^.urch as "dood cleet gelt" or pall money. On Sept. 29, 
1708, he was elected an Alderman of the Second AVard, Al- 
bany, assuming onice on Oct. 14. In 1715 he is recorded as 
'd member of Captain Gerrit Rosenboom 's Company of Militia, 
•••:id was a freeholder of the Third Ward in 1720. He was 

32 Van Deursex Family 

buried at the foot of State Street July 6, 1742, and his wife on 
March 9, 1750. 

Harpcrt Jacobsz Van Deusen, in common with many other 
members of the family, v.-as prominent in the public affairs 
of the colony at Albany. The following records are not onlv 
of interest to the family, but throw a light upon the manners 
and habits of living in those early pioneer days, not so ven,- 
far removed from our own, when the nation, with rapid, giant 
strides, has taken a foremost place among the nations of the 
world, unprecedented among them for the rapidity of its 
growth, and owing its preeminence, may we not say, to the 
solid characteristics of those early pioneers who laid its foun- 

"Whereas on the 24th of May last a warrant was directed 
to the assessors of this City to make their assessment for 
£100 \ipon the Inhabitants therein, and to make their re- 
turn in the space of eight days to Mr. Mayor, under hand and 
seal, which assessm.ent being made and produced at the meet- 
ing, 'desyring approbation,' but being found not to be sealed 
according to order 'is given over again to ye assessors and re- 
ferred till Harpert Jacobse (Van Deusen) Ben. van Corlaer, 
assessors, come home from New York, to the sealing thereof. 

"Albany, ye 14th of October, A'^ 1700. At the day ap- 
pointed by the Charter of the City for the Aldermen in their 
respective wards to make return of the aldermen, assistants, 
assessors and constables 'for ye ensueing year,' Harpert 
Jacobse (Van Deusen) was returned, as assistant' from the 
'Third Ward.' " 

"At a Cotmcil meeting held on the 15th of November, 1700, 
at which were present: John Johnson Bleeker, Mayor; Joh. 
Schuyler, Da. Schuyler, Johannes Roseboom, John Cuyler, 
Wessel ten Broek, Joh. Abeel, aldermen; Jacob Turke, Hend, 
Oothout, Luykas Gerritse, Gerrit Van Ness, Harpert Jacobse 
(Van Deusen) assistants. 

"It is concluded that the following Proclamation be pro- 
claimed. That according to ye yearly custome they doe here- 
by prohibit and forbid ye Retailing of all sorts of strong 
Liquor within this Citty and County, unless by Mr. Mayors 
Lycense, on penalty of forfeiting as a fyne upon such person 
or persons so offending ye summe of five pounds according 
to act of assembly, as also that no such Retailers shall receive 
from any Souldier upon any Pretence v/hatsoever any of their 
Provisions, Cloaths, or other accoutrements, or shall retaile 
to them in their house after ye ringing of ye Bell for Eight 
o'clock at night upon penalty of forfeiting for each souldier 

Third Generation 33 

so founde as aforesaid ye summe of six shillings for ye Behoffe 
of such Person as shall sue for ye Same. ' ' 

"At a meeting of the commonality held on the 24th of 
November, 1700, it was among other things concluded that 
warning be given to the Justices of the City and County to 
appear on the 23d of December at nine o'clock in the morn- 
ing to few (view) the City and County's accounts, for the late 
yenr to the 14th October last. To which end Johannis Abeel, 
John Schuyler, and Johannis Roseboom, aldermen, Jacobus 
Turke, Luykas Gerritse, and Harpert Jacobse (Van Deusen), 
assistants, are appointed to 'vizite' said accounts and see 
them justly made, returning them in the hands of Mr. Mayor 
the 2ist of December next." 

"The Council of the 27th of Januar>% 1701, concluded and 
thought very necessary that fyre leathers and hooks be made 
"i'or ye behooffe of this Citty, since ye old one Deckayed and 
lost. Wherefore it was resolved that three leathers of five 
and twenty, and three of eighteen foot be made, and three 
hooks of fifteen foot, which Hend. Oothout and Harpert 
Jacobse (Van Deusen) have undertaken to make with all 

It is further concluded since the bridge by Col. Schuyler 
doth decay, that Roseboom, Hend. Oothout, and Harpert 
Jacobse (Van Deusen) to 'vizite ye same and make returns' 
the next Court what is required to be repaired. On the fol- 
lovring day, ye Gent'n yesterday appointed to vizite ye same 
doe Retume that it Requires to be Repaired with i oak logg 
of 17 foot, &c. It is Resolved that the gutters next to the 
house of Mr. Cuyler near the fort, and the creek by the Luth- 
eran Church, require before they can be repaired, one 'pine 
logg of thirty foot long, and one to a half foot thick, at ye 
Mnall end, one of five and twenty foot, like thickness,' &:c., 
all of which timber wood, as aforementioned, Mr. Joh. Cuyler, 
alderman, Harpert Jacobse (Van Deusen) and Hend. Oothout, 
assistants, have undertaken to agree v.ith some 'Particular 
Person who shall Ride ye same upon ye Citty charge. ' ' ' 

"On May 6, 1701, Mr. Joh. Lydius, Minister, Anthony van 
Schaik, Elder, and Harpert Jacobse (Van Deusen) Dayken of 
ye Dutch Reformed Church of Albany, make application to 
the Commonality against Pr. Bogardus that he is about en- 
_encing a certain lott of grounde Scituate, Lying and being 
:n ye great pasture to ye southwarde of ye Citty, Belonging 
to ye Church wardens, and in possession to which they own a 
pretence. Desyreing ye Gen'n in Common Councill to be 
aiding and assisting them in ve premises that ye further in- 

34 Van Deursen Family 

fencing may be stopt till ye arrival of Maj. Dirk Wessels, who 
is supposed can give some Information relating to said lott. 
Ye Gen 'n in Common Councill have taken ye Request in con- 
sideration and sent for Mr. Bogardus desyre'ing him to forbear 
fencing four or five days till Maj. Wessells arrives, but fynde- 
ing unwilling to allow of sd Days, are unanimously of opinion 
that sd lott of grounde shall be no further Infenced till next 
Saturday, on the arrival of Dirk Wessells, who Emmediately 
shall be sent for. ' ' 

' ' On Jidy 31, 1 701 , the Release or Conveyance of the Church 
at Albany (which, on the ist instant was appointed to be 
drawn) is produced. The same after being perused is signed, 
sealed and delivered by John Johnson Bleeker, Esq., ^Iayo^ 
of this Citty, by and with advise and consent of the aldermen 
and Common Council, to Mr. Joh. Lydius, Minister of the Gos- 
pel of the Reformed Netherland Dutch Congregation of the 
City of Albany, Maj. Dirk Wessels, Anthony van Schack, 
Hend. v. Rensselaer, and Johannis Abeel, present Elders, and 
William Clase Groesbeck, Harpert Jacobse (Van Dcusen), 
Gerrit Van Ness, & Johannis Schuyler, present Dyakens of ye 
sd Congregation and their successors forever. ' ' 

"Harpert Jacobse was again chosen assistant, from the 
Third Ward, and Ruth Melgertse was chosen High Constable, 
for ye Half Moon, Oct 14, 1701." 

"On the 11th Instant the Council concluded that the 
following persons, viz: Johannis Abeel, Johannis Rosebooni, 
aldermen, Johannis Harmense, and Harpert Jacobse (Van 
Deusen) assistants, be appointed to vew ye stockadoes 

lately bought by Tierk Harmense, &c., whether ye 

same be sufficient and according to agreement, and to make 
returne of ye same unto Mr. Mayor in ye space of three tim.e 
twenty four houres ensueing ye date hereof. ' ' 

"The Mayor, Aldermen and Commonality met in Council 
on the 25th of November, 1701, and passed the following reso- 
lution: Whereas Complaints are made yt diverse Inhabitants 
doe refuse to pay such summe or summes of money they are 
indebted to the 2 pr ct upon Indian goods, and 3d, upon each 
gallon Rom graunted by act of assembly to the Citty of Al- 
bany and County to defray their necessary [expenses], which 
goods and Rom being landed and received in their houses be- 
fore the Determination of said act, which expired ist July 
last. The Mayor, Aldermen and Commonality, after viewing 
of said act, take it into consideration that such Person or Per- 
sons must pay the money so indebted and thereto ordered the 
City Treasurer to goe rounde and collect the same, and in 


Third Generation 35 

each case such persones do refuse to pay stich debts, if under 
40s to summonse them before any Justice, if above 40s to 
sue for the same at the next Mayor's Court, moreover Jacob 
Turke and Harpcrt Jacobse, assistants, are appointed to assist 
said Treasurer. 

"Among the Aldermen, of Albany, chosen on the 14th of 
October, 1703, were, for the second Ward, William Jacob-;e, 
Assessor; for the third Ward, Ruth Melgertse, Assistant; Har- 
pert Jacobse, Assessor. ' ' 

"The Council ordained on June 19, 1708, that Hendk out- 
hout ye sworne Surveyor of this Citty Bee authorized to- 
gether vv'ith Barent Sanders and Hcnd: Ten Eyk, by whose 
directions the Inhabitants of the Pearl St. within from the 
house of ]\Ir. Robt Livingston & ye house of Catherine Vander 
Peel To ye houses of Mr. John Cuyler and Johs harmense 
each before his house or Lott are make the Regulation & in 
good order yt gysbert marcelis and harpert jacobse (Van 
Dcusen) are likewise appointed to be assistant to ye sd Hend 
outhout by whose directions ye Inhabts of ye small St. yt 
goes down in ye Citty from gysbt marselis and abraham Kipp 
to the house of John D. Wandlaer are Likewise to make Each 
ye same Regular and in good order before his own house or 
Lott before the first of Augt next Ensueing. ' ' 

At the close of the year 1700, Harpert Jacobse Van Deusen 
was one of the auditors of the accounts of the Reformed 
Dutch Church at Albany, the follov.-ing quaint entry being 
among the expenses of the year. On February 15, Ryseck, 
widow of Gerrit Swart, and the last of the church poor, died, 
the onkosten (cost) for whose funeral was: "3 dry boards 
for the coffm, 7: 10; 3-4 nails, i: 10; making the coffin, 249.; 
cartage, 103; a half vat and an anker of good beer, 27 g.; i 
pal. rum, 21 g. ; 6 gall Madeira for women and, 84 g. ; 
^ugar and cruyery, 5 g. ; 150 sugar cakes, 15 g.; tobacco and 
pipes, 4: 10; Hendrick Roseboom, doodgraver, 30 g. ; use of the 
pall, 12 g. ; total, 230 g. A claim of Roseboom of 12 g. for in- 
viting to the funeral (prelendeerde voor 't aensprek-^n buyten 
d' stad) was paid; but was regarded as an extortionate charge, 
Jind the consistory ordered that the doodgraver should there- 
alter have from the deacons 30 guilders and no more, for like 
services. ' ' 

Childrhk, bp in Albany: 
i Tryntje, bp Aug. 9, 1696; sps Elbert Gerrits, Catel- 

yntje Jacobs; d y. 
ii Tryntje, bp Aug. 22, 1697; sps Willem Jacobs, An- 
netje Gerrits. 

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7". viii 

74 1-^ 

3(3 Van Deursen Family 

Gerrit, bp Jan. 5, 1700; sps Jan Gemtse, Catelyntje 

van P^sland; m a 1730, Lisabeth 

Jacob, bp Nov. 19, 1701; sps Willem Jacobse van 

Dense, Lvsbeth van Dense; d y. 
Jacob, bp Oct. 3, 1703; sps Elbert Gemtse, Marytje 

Henrik (Henrv), bp Sept. 29, 1705; sps Reyer Ger- 
ritse (Lansing), Geertruv Gemtsen. 
72 vii Abraham, bp Nov. 17, 1706; sps Christina Gemtse; 
m Oct. 7, 1732, Rachel Pels, dau of (28) Mar- 
garetta Van Deusen and Evert Pels. 
Anna, bp Mar. 16, 1709; sps Johannes Mingaal. 
Maria Mingaal; ma 1728, Abraham Witbeck, son 
of (26) Catharina Van Deusen. 
Catalina, bp Feb. 10, 1712; sps Willem Jacobs, (Van 
Deusen), Elisabeth Roscboom; m Dec. 25, 1742, 
Jacob Witbeck, son of (29) Jannetje Van Deusen. 
X Marretie, bp Nov. 13, 1715; sps Ruth Melchersen, 
Maria Gerritsen; m Oct. 17, i74i. Melchert Ab- 
rahamse Witbeck, son of (29) Jannetje Van Deu- 
sen and Thomas Janse Witbeck. Issue: Jan- 
netje Witbeck, ^bp a Oct. 24, 1742; sps Johannes 
and Jannetje Witbeck. 

Pieter Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Hester Webbers ; bp m 
N Y July 28, 1672; d Dec. 10, 1759; ^ Oct. S, 1704, Lucre- 
Ti''^ BoGARDUS, who v/as bp Sept. 14. 1678, with twin sister, 
Maria- thev were daiis of William Bogardus (See Miscellan- 
eous and Related Families) and Walburg de Silla, and the gr 
daus of Do. Everardus Bogardus, the second minister of New 
Amsterdam, and Annetie or Anneke Jans, the widow of Roe- 
loft Tans (Will dated Mav 21, 1761, proved June 25, 1762). 

On ^ept I" 1737, Abraham Van Deusen was a petitioner 
for the removkl of William Crosby, Sheriff of the City and 
County of New York. r^ . >t ^1 «.,r 

\pril 10 I7^^S, he resided "m ve Beat of Capt. Mathew 
Clarckson'' in Citv of New York. He was a member of the 
Colonial Militia and resided in New York m a house on the 
west side of Broad Street, a few doors north of Beaver, where 
he followed the occupation of tallow chandler. 

Children, bp in New York: 
i Anna, bp Aug. 30. 1705; sps Johannis \ an Deurse 

Hester Van Deurse s. moeder (his mother); a 
prior to 1 761. 

Third Generation 37 

75 ii Pieter, bp Nov. 3, 1706; sps Johannie Van Deurse, 

Cornelia Koyer; m June 17, 1733, Maria Hildreth. 
iii Anneke, bp Oct. 27, 170S; sps Everardus Bogardus, 
Catharine Tiele; ni Peter Demarest. Issue: Dan- 
iel Demarest, bp at Dutch Church, Schraalenburg, 
N. J., Dec. 20, 1 761, sps Pieter and Rubecke 
Demarest. Anneke v/as admitted a member of 
the Dutch Reformed Church at Schraalenburg, N. 
J., Nov. 17, 1763; she was living Dec. 25, 1791, 
then a widow. 

76 iv Mar^'tje, bp Jan. 23, 1712; sps Johannes v. Deurse, 

Jannetje, s. h. vr.; m Oct. 23, 1741, Joris Brinck- 

77 V Catharina, bp Sept. 30, 1713; sps Evert and Grietje 

Pels;m (ist) Nov. 19, 1739, Isaak Van Vleck, who 
d prior to 1761 ; (2d) Lawrence Reman, whom she 
married prior to 1761. 
7S vi Willem, bp Sept. 16, 1716; sps Johannes Van Deurse, 
Gerretje Fieley; m Dec. 11, 1741, Catharina Gil- 

vii Hester, bp Sept. 17, 171S; sps Franck Chiles, Cornelia 
Chiles, s. h. v. (his wife). 

viii Abraham, bp Jan. 17, 1721; sps Francis Childe, 
Cornelia Childe s. h. vr. He died a bachelor in 
1807. Res: Broad Street, N. Y. ; probably in 
house inherited from his father. Oc: "Gentle- 
man." (Will dated Jan. 6, 1806, pro Sept. 14, 

(6) Pieter Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Hester Webbers of 
New York; bp there Feb. 11, 1682; m there Dec. 22, 1709, 
Ja.wetje Marshall, who d Sept. 26, 1763. He was a peti- 
tioner in 1737 for removal of William Crosby, Sheriff of the 
City and County of New York*. Also a witness to the will of 
Dirck Ten Eyck, Oct. 25, 1710. He d March 14, 1763, and 
v,-as bur in the Old Dutch Church, N. Y., as was his wife also. 
Children, bp in New York: 

Catharina, bp June 18, 1712; sps Abrah. van Deurse, 

Lucretje (Bogardus), s: hs: vr.. (his wife). 
Hester, bp Aug. 29, 17 14; sps Johannes Aartse, Annatje 

V. dr. Spiegel. 
Pieter, bp Apr. 14, 1717; sps Jacobits Kwik, Jenneke 
Stevens; d Sept. 14, 1731 ; bur in 0. D. Ch., N. Y. 

38 Van Deursen Family 

(7) Melchior Abrahamsen \'an Deusen and Engeltje Rutgers 
VanWoert; b a 1671; ni Sept. 11, 1692, Weyntje Lavixia 
Harmen'sz, dau of Hanneu Thomas Hun and Catalyntie 
Berck, b Oct. 29. 1663. In 1683 he was a member of the Dutch 
Church' at Albany, and on Jan. 4, 1699, took the oath of al- 
legiance to the British, subscribing to the test and as^^ocia- 
tion. He carried on the business of linen weaving; was a 
member of the Common Council in 1705, his name being 
found frequently upon the County records in his capacity of 
Assistant. He was a freeholder of Rensselaerv/yck in 1720, 
and was buried at Papsknee June 22, 1731. 

Children, bp in Albany: 

79 i Catelyntje, bp May 14, 1693; sps Hamien Tomes, 

Engeltje Abrahamsz; m May 27, 1717, ^lathias Van 
den Bergh. 

80 ii Engeltje, bp Mar. 22, 1696; sps Jan Jansz Bleyker, 

Tryntje Schaats; m Oct. 23, 1718, Gerrit Lansing. 

dau of (7) Melchcrt Van Deusen and Engeltje Van Schoonder 
Woert, b a 1672; m in Albany, June 28, 1691, Lucas Jan's- 
SEN (Witbeck). 

Children, bp in Albany: 

i Geertruy AVitbeck, bp Mar. 6, 1692; sps Melchert Abra- 
hamsz (\'^an Deusen) and Caatje Sandersz. 

ii Johannes Witbeck, bp Nov. 19, 1693; sps Jan Adriesz 
and Margriet Bleyker; bur Aug. 3, 1744. 

iii Abraham Witbeck, bp Aug. 29, 1703; sps Ruth van 
Dense, Weyntje van Dense; m a 1728 (73) Anna Van 
Deusen, dau of (22) Harpert Van Deusen and ^lartyje 
Gerritse Lansing. 

(7) Melchior Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Engeltje Van 
Schoonderwoert ; b a 1673; m a 1692, Simon Van Esch, son 
of Comelis Van Esch. They were members of the Dutch 
Church at Albany in 16S3-S9 (Holland Society Year Book, 

i Anna Van Esch, bp at A. Mar. 26, 1693; sps Hendrek 

and Catr\'n Van Esch. 
ii Comelis Van Esch, bp at N. Y. Mar. 24, 1695; sps Rip 

Van Dam, Anna Van Deursen. 
iii Engeltje Van Esch, bp at N. Y. Aug. 15, 1697; sps Rut- 

Third Generation 39 

gert Van Dcurse, Anna Outhout, h. v. v. (wife of) 
Adrian Man. 

of (7) Melchior Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Engeltje Van 
Schoonderwoert ; b in Albany a 1675 ; m Sept. 29, 1695, Evert 
Pels, "j. m. Van N. York, en Margareta Van Deusen j. d. 
V^an X. Albanien, d'Eerste wonende alhier en twede tot N. 
Albanien," son of Evert Pels and Breechje Elsewarth. 

Evert Pels, father of the husband of Margareta Van Deu- 
sen, was from Statijn, or Steltijn (Stettin, Pomerania) ; and 
was engaged as a brewer for the term of six years, June 5, 
1642. He sailed for America the same month and year "by 
den Houttuyn" with his wife and servant. Feb. 28, 1647, he 
leased the farm formerly occupied by Symon Walischsz, on 
Papscanee Island, for six years, at 560 f. per year; but after 
building a new house and bams transferred the lease to Ju- 
riaen Bestval and Jochem Kettelheym on Jan. 14, 1649, re- 
leasing the property on March 25, 1649. Nov. iS, 1649, he 
leased, jointly with Willem Fredericksz (Bout), the farm 
formerly occupied by Crijn Cornelisz, in Greenbush, for v/hich 
he is charged in the accounts with an annual rent of 400 f. 
from May i, 1649, till 1661, when he moved to the Esopus; 
the same day they also leased the saw and grist-mill in Green- 
bush, formerly occupied by Jacob Jansz Plodder, for which 
be is charged with an annual rent of 125 f. from May i, 1649, 
till May i, 1658 (Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts p. 609, 
679 and 828). 

He was an overseer in 1667 under Richard NicoUs, Governor 
of New York (Report 2, State Historian p. 375). 

i Breechje Pels, bp at A. June 7, 1696; sps Melchert Abram 

(Van Deusen), Symon van Esch, Wyntje Van Deusen, 

Antje Ridders; d y. 
J! Evert Pels, twin of Breechje; bp same day; d y. 
iii Bregje Pels, bp July 25, 1697 ; sps Stoffel and Anna Pels, 

h. V. van Johannis Romm.en, Symon Van Ess, Anna 

Maria, h. v. v.*Clement Elsewaerth; d y. 
»v Engeltje Pels, bp at N. Y. ; m Dec. 7, 171 7, Jacob Kip. 
V Bregje Pels, bp at N. Y. Feb. 4, 1700; sps Derk and Cat- 

lina Bensing. 
^'i Rachel Pels, bp at N. Y. Mar. 29, 1702; sps Tryntje 

Bensing, h. v. van Sampson Bensing; d y. 
vii Evert Pels, bp at N. Y. July 2, 1704; sps Christoffel Pels, 

Antie Pels. 

40 Van Deursen Family 

viii Annetje Pels, bp at N. Y. Aug. 25, 1706; sps Joris Elze- 

warth, Maritje Melcherts; d v. 
ix Abraham Peh. bp at N. Y. Mar. 28, 170S; sps Abraham 

Aalsteyn, Tryntje Aalsteyn; m Aug. 25, 1733, Helena 

X Rachel Pels, bp at N. Y. Dec. 9, 1711; sps Willem Else- 

warth. EHzabeth Pels; m Oct. 7, 1732, (72) Abraham 

Harperts Van Deusen. 
xi Annetje Pels, bp at N. Y. Apr. 17, 1715; sps Johannes 

Romme, Pietemella Elzewarth. 

29 JANNETJE VAN DEUSEX, dau of (7) Melchert Van 
Deusen and Engeltje (Angelica) Van AV oert (Van Schoonder- 
woert); b a 16S0; lived in Col. R. ; m Sept. 5, 1702, Thomas 
Janse Witbeck, son of Jan Thomase Witbeck and Geertruy 
Andries Dochter. He was buried at Papsknee May 6, 1731. 

Children, bp in Albany: 
i Geertruy Witbeck, bp Jan. i, 1704; sps Johannes van 

Vechten, Engeltje van Deuse, d y. 
ii Melchert Abraham Witbeck, bp Sept. 22, 1705 ; sps Jonas 
Douw, Catharina Douw; m Oct. 17, 1741, Marytje Van 
Deusen, dau of (22) Harpert Van Deusen and :Marrytje 
iii Johannes Witbeck, bp Julv 9, 1708; sps Melchert Abra- 
hams van Deui^e, Caatje Witbeck; m. May 9, 1740, Eva 
Waldron (For descendants of this line see ^liscellaneous 
and Related Families). 
iv Jacobus Witbeck, bp Oct. 30, 17 10; Lucas Witbeck, 
Wyntje Hun; m Dec. 25, 1742, (74) Catalyntje Van 
v Geertruy Witbeck, bp Mar. 6, 1717; sps Ruth and Cata- 

lyna Van Deusen. 
vi Lucas Witbeck, bp Feb. 26, 1724; sps Gerr. and Engeltie 
v. D. Bergh; m Geertruy Lansing a 1745 (For descen- 
dants of this line see Miscellaneous and Related Fami- 

30 MARRITIE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (7) Melchior 
(Abrahamsen) Van Deusen and Engeltie Rutgers Van 
Schoonderwoert ; b at Albanv a 1682; m (ist) at Hackensack, 
N. J., March 22, 1701, Tyme Valextyn, the wid of Gerritse 
Comelise; (2d) at Achquecknonck, N. J., Jan. i, 1706, Jo- 
hannes Thomas Mingael, son of (4) Marytje Van Deusen 
and Thomas Janszen Mingael, and the wid of Mayke Oothout. 

Third Generation" 41 

Children, by second husband: 
i Thomas Mingael, b May 7, bp at. Bergen, N. J., May 15, 

1706; sps Frederick Thomasse and Catreyna lioppe, 

his \vife. 
ii Abraham Mingael, b at Bergen, N. J., Sept. 29, 1708; bp 

at New York Feb. 20, 1709; sps Gerrit Jiireaansen 

(Jurianse), Grietje Van Deusen (Pels), 
iii Arien !vlingael, b Dec. 17, 1711 ; bp at Achquecknonck, N. 

J., sps Cornelis Tomassen and 5larytje, his wife. 
iv Engeltje Mingael, bp at Xew York Jan. 3, 1714; sps An- 

dries Abrarnse, Jannetje Thomas. 

31 HARPERT VAN DEUSP:N. son of (7) Melchior (Ab- 
rahamsen) Van Deusen and Engeltie Rutgers Van Schoonder- 
woert of Albany; b at Claverack a 16S4; m (1st) Nov. 7, 1708, 
at Harpert Jacobse's in Albany, Helen.\ Van Deusen, dau 
of (2) Teuwis Van Deusen and Helena Robberts of ' ' Colony 
of Renselaarwyxk;" bur June 28, 1728; (2d), probably. May 
25, 1732, The. V. Aalsteyn. The record of this second mar- 
riage reads: "H. V. Deusen, Jun.," and it is possible that it 
refers to a son of Harpert and Helena Van Deusen, although 
r.o record has been found to indicate that they had such a son. 
On the other hand, the "Jun." may have been added to the 
record to distinguish Harpert from his uncle, also named Har- 
pert. Helena was a member of the Dutch Church at Albany. 

Children, bp at Kingston and Albany, by first wife: 

81 i Lena (or Helena), bp at Kingston May 21, 1711; sps 

Jacob and i\Iarretjen Rutsen; m Apr. 21, 1733, Ab- 
raham Gerritse Lansing. 

ii Melchert, bp Oct. 19, 1713; sps Ruth Van Deusen, 
Catie Witbeck; d y. 

iii Engeltje, bp Dec. 12, 1714; sps Melchert Abramsen 
(Van Deusen), Catalyntie Wan Deusen. 

iv Tryntje, bp June 9, 171 7; sps Lucas Witbeck, Catie 

82 V Melchert, bp Dec. 27, 1719; sps Philliph and Engeltie 

V. Vegten ; m a 1742 Neeltje Quackenbosh. 

vi Matheus, bp Mar. 24, 1723; sps Gerr. V. D. Bergh, 
Engelt V. Nes. 

vii Rutgert, bp June 30, 17 28; sps "Will, and Bata V. Deu- 

(7) Melchior Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Engeltie Rutgers 
Van V/oertjbp at Albany July 14, 1689; mat A. Oct. 10, 1720, 

42 Van Deursex Family 

Anna Myrryx (Catharina Meyer). He was, in early life, a 
resident of Livingston Manor, and from there, about 1720, re- 
moved to Salisbury. Conn., where his family occupied a promi- 
nent position. "There is a deed, written in the Dutch or 
Holland language, of the date of 171 1, from Herman Knicker- 
bocker to Cornells Knickerbocker. It appears to be of land 
occupied by Van Deusen, and the house of Van Deusen was 
a short distance east of Geo. T. IBelding. It was about 1720 
that Van Deusen, Knickerbocker and Dutcher purchased 
land in Salisbury of the Indians, supposing, as has been said, 
that their purchases were within the province of New York 
(The Early History of Amenia). Abraham Van Deusen d 
Apr. 16, 1746. 

Res: Livingston Manor, N. Y., and Salisbury', Conn. 


83 i Hartman, bp Jan. 7, 1722, at Albany; sps Harpert V. 

Deusen and Lena V. Deusen; m a 1739, Margrieta 

ii Robert, bp Apr., 1 724, at Liv. ; sps Math, and Christina 

Van Deusen; prob m a 1750, Hiltje Muller. Issue: 

Mariah, b June 2, bp June 9, 1752, at Clav, ; sps 

Comelis and Marytje Muller. 
iii Johannes, bp Nov. 19, 1727, at Claverack; sps Roelof 

de Duitscher and Jannetie Duytscher. 
iv Godfrey. 

84 V Hendrick, b a 1721; m a 1742, Catherina Hartmanse 

vi James, 
vii Isaac. 




:,:, JOHANNES VAN DEUSEN, eldest son of (ii). Rob- 
ert Tcuv.'is Van Deusen and his first wife, Cornelia Martense 
Van Btiren; bp at Albany, July 13, 1690; ni Aug. 26, 171 2, 
Christina Vax Alex, dau of Laurence Van Alen and Elbertie 
Evertse Backer of Kinderhook (see his will). He was a mem- 
ber of Capt. Abraham Van Alstyn 's Company in Albany in 
171 5, and Captain of a Company of militia in Kinderhook in 


Res: Kinderhook; oc: farmer and land owner (see deeds 
of purchases, etc.). 

Childrex, bp at Albany and at Kinderhook: 

55 i Robbert, bp Sept. 27, 17 13, at A.; sps ITarpert van 

Deusen and Tryntie Bries; m Catharina Van Alen. 
ii Elbertie, bp Ivlay 8, 1715, at A.; sps Vv^illem and Maria 
van Alen; d y. 

56 iii Elbertie, bp Dec. 16, 17 16, at A. ; sps Jan Van Aalsteyn, 

Engeltie van Ness; m a 1740, Peter Van Buren. 
iv Catharina, bp Aug. 20, 1720, at A.; sps i^-Ielchert and 

Catharina van der Poel; d y. 
V Maria, bp May 3, 1722, at A.; sps Pieter and Lydia 

van Dyk. 

57 vi Catharina, bp Sept. 17. 1726, at Kin.; sps Melch and 

Cath. V. D. Poel; m Mar. 27, 1753, Isaac Hoes. 

vii Johannes, bp Apr. 20, 172S, at Kin.; sps Leendert and 
Jannetie Conyn ; prob. m Elizabeth ; d a 17S9. 

viii Lucas, bp Jan. 12, 1735, at Kin.; sps Lucas Van Alen, 
Elizabeth V. Alen; m at Claverack, Nov. 11, 1761, 
Jannetje Van Slyck; res in 1770 Coxsackie, N. Y. : 
no children recorded; was an Elder in the Church 
there in iSoi. In 1767 he was a member of Capt. 
Marte Halenbeck's Company. He offered to loan 
the State Si, 200 to be paid on or before June i, 1761, 
at 6 % pt'" annum (Sup. N. Y. in Rev. p. 196). 

ix Louwrenz, m Christyn Rarheyt. 

.34 MARTEN VAN DEUSEN, son of (11) Robert (Teu- 
v.issz) Van Deusen and Coimelia Van Buren; bp at Albany, 
fjeb. 21, 1694; m (ist) Dec. 25, 1719, Elbertie Van Dz'r 
^'oEL, dau of Melchert Van der Poel and Catherine Van Akn 


46 Van Deursex Family I 

of Kinderhook ; (2d) Feb. 19, 1744, Zara Gardexier, in 

presence of Elder Goes. In 1715 he was a member of Capt. '■. 
Jonas Douw's Company in Albany. Will dated Oct. 2, 1774; 
pro Sept. 17, 17S2. 

Res: Pawling Precinct, Dutchess Co. 

Children, by first wife: f 

88 i Cornelia, bp at Kin. Oct. 22, 1720; sps Matth. and ) 

Geertruy Van Deusen; m a 1741, Laurens Van -~ 

Alen. I 

ii Catharina, bp at Albany, Oct. 14, 1722; sps Laurens c 

and Ariantie V. D. Poel. |. 

iii Robert, bp at Liv. Aug. 19, 1724; sps Robert Van t 
Deusen, Hilletje Rettelyf; res Pawling 's Precinct, 

Dutchess Co., N. Y. '[ 

iv Melchert, bp at Albany, Apr. 17, 1726; sps Melchert •- 

Van Deusen, Maria Groesbeck; d y. .1 

89 V Ariaantie, bp at Kin. Apr. 20, 1728; sps Joh. V. ■ 

Deusen, Ariaantie V. Buyren; m a 1754 David 

Rauch. 1 

vi Cathalyntje, bp at Kin. Oct. 25, 1730; sps Ariaantie i. 

Vander Poel; d y. ^ 

90 vii Johannes, bp at Kin. June 2, 1732; sps Johannes i 

Van Der Poel, Catharina Van Alen; m June 17, .- 

1 781, Elizabeth Tluyck. I" 

viii Cathalina, bp at Kin. June 15, 1735; sps Lucas and ;^:. 

Elizabeth V. Alen. | 

91 Ix Melchert, bp at Albany, Feb. 22, 1738; sps Abraham 

and Antje V. D. Poel. | 

X Elbert je, bp at Kin. Feb. 9, 1740; sps Lucas and '■ 

Elizabeth Van Alen. | 

By second v/ife: |- 

xi Geertje, b at Staatsburgh. Dutchess Co., N. Y., a T 

1750; m Oct. 23, 1771, at Kin. (106) Abraham { 

Van Deusen of Livingston. I, 

35 TOBL\S VAN DEUSEN, son of (11) Robbert (Teu- 
wissz) Van Deusen and Cornelia Van Buren; bp at Claverack 
Aug. 16, 1696; m at Livingston, March 21, 1724, Ariaaxtje 
MuLLER (Miller), who d prior to 1772. Tobias d Oct. 17, 
1 78 1. In his will, dated Jan. 15, 1772, he names his children: 
Robert, Johannes, Tobias, Heyltje, Ariaentje and Man,-; his 
three sons, with David Brouv.-er, as executors; witness, Robert 
Van Deusen; probated Jan. 7, 1782. 

Res: Claverack. Oc: Farmer. 

Fourth Generatiox 47 

02 i Robert T., bp at Liv. Feb. 12, 1706; sps Ro and 

Geertruy van Deuscn; m a 1746, Marytie 
Oostrander. ^ ^ ' 

93 ii Cornelis, bp at Clav. May 30, 172S; sps Pieter and 

Jannetie Hoogeboon, Comelis Muller, Mareytie V 
Alen;ma 1749, Leah Ostrander (not mentioned in 
father s will). 

94 iii Johannes, bp May 30, 1728; sps same as Cornelis- 

m (ist) May 29, 1750, Christyntje De La Matre' 
(2d) after 1770, Marritie 

95 iv Heyltje bp May 30, 1730, at Kinderhook; sps Steph- 

anus \ . Alen, Ariaantje Hogeboom; m a 17C0 Peter 
V Cornelia, bp at Kingston, Nov. 26, 1732 • sps Arend V- 
Dyck, Hilletje Van Dyck; prob d y 

96 VI Ariaantje. bp at Liv. Feb. 9, 1734; sps Chr. and R 

iMuller; m Jan. 3, 1756, Hendricus Muller 

97 vii Tobias T., bp at Clav. Feb. 5, 1737 ; sps Robbert and 

Chnstyna \an Deusen; m Mar. 15, 175S, Cornelia 
_ _ Van Deusen, dau of (36) Robert Van Deusen 

9S vm Maria,_bp at Clav. Jan. 26, 1740; sps Jeremias and 
Mana duller; m Oct. 13, 1771, at Kinderhook, 
Claude De La Matre. 

36 ROBBERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (n) Robbert 
leuwisz \an Deusen and Cornelia Martens Van Buren bo 
m Albany Sept. 1,^1700; m Nov. 22, 1724, at Kingston,' by 
Domme Georg W ilhelm Mancius, Christi.^x.^ rSorbIch 
i^^rom the registers of the First Reformed Dutch Church at 
Amgston we have the following record of his marriage "Rob- 
bert Van Dense, y^m. bom in Claverak in the Mannor of 
Kensselarwyk and Chnstiana Roorpagh, y. d. bom in Hoogs- 
du> tsland and both resid. in the Mannor Livingstond mSr- 
norl on the presentation of a certificate that three Sabbath 
publications had been made without objection in the church 
01 the Mannor Livingstund November 22, 1724 " He d 
^ept. 30, 1777, and was buried at Spook's Rock. 
Res: Livingston Manor. Oc: Farmer 
99 i Robbert, bp at Clav. Feb. 7. 1727; sps Tobias and 
Anaante (Muller) V. Deusen; m Jan., i7=;o Catha- 
nna Van Ham. ' 

n Cornelia bp at Clav. Nov. 19, 1727; sps Casparus 
and Hendrikje Conyn; d y. 

48 Van Deursen Family 

loo iii Johannes, bp at Kin. Apr. 14, 172S; sps Joh. and 
Christina V Deusen; m a 1753, Fytje Roorbach. 
iv Dewes (■Matthev.-), bp at Caatsban, Apr. 15, 1731; 
sps Conrad and Rachel Ham. A memo, by (370) 
Conrad Van Dusen is as follows: "The Rev. 
Matthew Van Dusen of Newburgh, N. Y., is about 
51 or 53 years old; he is the son of Jacob Van 
Dusen, who was son of Matthew Van Dusen, 
brother of my grandfather, Robert Van Dusen. 
Said Matthew married, but d without issue." 
Newburgh, Nov. 1861. 

loi V James, bp at Germantown, Sept. 30, 1733 ; sps James 
Ochibee, Anne Catherina; m a 1759, Elizabeth 
vi Cornelia, b June 5, bp at Liv. June 15, 1735 ; sps Th: 
and G. V: Deusen; m Mar. 15, 1758, (97) Tobias 
T. Van Deusen. 

102 vii Marten, bp at Kin. Jan. 29, 1737; sps Mar van Duse, 

Elbertje Van Dense; m Nov. i, 1764, Elizabeth 

103 viii Barent, bp at Liv. Aug. 17, 1740; sps Mattheus Varf 

Deusen, Santje Brattil; m a 1765, Jenneke Schut. 

104 ix Christiana, bp at Clav. Oct. 17, 1742; sps ]\Iartin and 

Margritta Ham; m Mar. 12, 1763, Isaac Spoor. 
X Christina, bp at Germ. Sept. i, 1745 ; sps Casper Ham 
and Helche Van Dese; m Oct. 28, 1768, (181) 
Tobias R. Van Deusen. 

105 xi Tobias R., bp at Liv. May 21, 1748; sps Robert Van 

Deusen, Jr., Catharina Van Den Bergh; m (ist) 
in 1771, Hannah Spoor, (2d) Feb. 15, 1789, 
Lyntje Van Deusen, dau of (92) Robert T. Van 

106 xii Abraham R., b a 1750; m Oct. 23, 1771, Geertje Van 

Deusen, dau of (34) Marten Van Deusen. 

37 MATTHEUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (12) Jan Tetiwissz 
Van Deusen and ^laria Martense Van Buren; bp in Albany, 
Jan. 19, 1696; m there June 2, 17 16, Engeltie Slinger- 
LANDT, bp July 10, 1698, dati of Albert Slingerlandt and 
Hester Brekker. In October 17 15, he was a member of Capt. 
Johannis Mingael's Company of MiHtia in City of Albany. 

Children', bp in Albany: 

107 i Johannes, bp Feb. 27, 171 7; sps Harpert van Deusen 

and Geertruy Slingerlant; m April 19, 1745, Mary tie 

Fourth Gener.vtiox 


loS ii Arent, bp Apr. 19, 1719; sps Theunis Slinc^erlant Maria 
Mmgaal; m April 20, 1745, Catbarina Waldron. 

3S JAN VAN DEUSEX, son of (12) Jan Teuwissz Van 
Deusen and Mantie Martense Van Buren ; b in Claverack and 
bp m New York Sept. 9, 1699; ni Oct. 16, 1719, Hillegoxd^ 
(HULDA) RoosA, b at Huriey, N. Y., bp at Kingston -Vu- 
9, 1696, dau of Gysbert Roosa and Greitje Hendrickse' Bon*d 
of Huriey. 

In 1 715 Jan was a member of "Cap'n Johannes Shepnoe's 
Foot Company of Militia for the Towne of Horiev in Ulster 
County, Jacob Rusten Collo. ' ' He is recorded as a'freeholder 
ni that town m 17 28, and a slave owner there in 17CC He 
V.-US also a member of a company of Light Horse of Kinagton 
under Capt. Philip Hooghteling. He was a Justice of the 
JeaceforUlsterCo.ini74i (Olde Ulster, 1910, p. 85), and died 
betore 1790. 
Res: Hurley, Ulster Co., N. Y. Oc: Blacksmith 
LniLDREx, bp in Kingston: 
J09 i Jan, bp May i, 1720; sps Jan Roosa, Hillegond Boree- 

m (ist) July 14, 1741, at Kingston, Cornelia Wynkoop' 

(2d) Rebecca ^' 

110 ii Wilhelmus, bp Jan. 6. 1723; sps Tobias Van Bueren 

Lena Bogardus; m a 1750, Christina Kittle (Keltel- 

nuyn) . 

iii Jacob, bp Apr. 30, 1727 ; sps Anthony Jansz Chrispel 
Marytjen Chrispel. He may have been a member in 
May,_ 1767, of Capt. John Winnee's "Coemnie"'of 
Militia m Albany. 

iv Cornells, bp Jan. 25. 1730; sps Cornells Elvendorff 
l:.ngeltjen Heermans; m Lena, or Lea 

V Marretjen, bp Nov. 5, 1733; sps Jan Alberts' Roosa 
Marytjen Roosa. 

wii'z^ vf""^^^'' ^^^^\DEUS?N, dau of (13) Jacobus Teu- 
^i^^z) \ an Deusen and Aeltje Uvttenbogert; bp in N Y Feb 
4, 1700; m July 10, 1724, Hexdrik Paulsze; bp N Y Dec" 
^^, 1697, son of Johannes Poulesse and Lysbeth Van de Water' 
_ '-niLDREN, bp in New York: 

^ Ehzabeth Paulsze. bp Oct. 18, 1724; sps Johannes Pou- 
.. ^'else. Sen., Helena Van Deurse; d y. 

li Elizabeth Paulsze, bp June 9, 1728; sps Mattheus Van 
Ueursen, Margrietje Poulse. 
Jacob Paulsze bp May 17, 1730; sps Johannes Poulse, 
Aaltje \ an Deurse. 


50 Van Deursen Family 

40 MATHEUS VAN DEURSEN, son of (13) Jacobus 
(Teuwissz) Van Deusen and Aeltje Uyttenbogert; bp in N. Y. 
May 31, 1702; m there April iS, 1730, Margaret Pauls; bp 
N. Y. Nov. 10, 1706, dau of Johannis Powelse and Elizabeth 
Van de Water. He was made a Freeman Oct. 24, 1732, 
(New York Hist. Coll. Vol. iS p. 121). 

Res: New York. Oc: Cooper. 
Children', bp in New York: 
i Jacob, bp Apr. 19, 1732; sps Hendrik Poulsen, Lena Van 

ii Johannes, bp Mar. 24, 1734; sps Johannes Poulusse, Tryn- 

tje Van Deursen, s. h. v.; prob m March 24, 1769, 

Maritie Bronck. 
iii Mattheus, bp Sept. 16, 1741; sps Francis Misnard, Aaltje 

Van Deussen, z. h. v. ; d y. 
iv Mattheus, bp June 23, 1745; sps Gysbert and Aaltje Van 

Deurssen, huis v. van Francis Mysnard. 

Jacobus (Teuv/issz) Van Deursen and Aeltje Uyttenbogert; 
bp in Nev/ York Apr. 23, 1704; m there May 14, 1726, Hanxa 
Ten Broek, bp as Annetje in Nev/ York June 3, 1705; dau of 
Anderies Ten Broek and Lyntje Splinters. On Sept. 2, 1735, 
Gilbert was made a Freeman (New York Hist. Coll., Vol. iS, 
p. 127). In 173S he was enrolled in a Company of Militia 
commanded by John Moore. He resided in New York and 
was by occupation a Jvlason. 

Children, bp in New York: 

i Jacob, bp Aug. 6, 1727; sps Alxander Mils, Aeltje 
Uytenbogert, wede; d y. 

111 ii Andries, bp June 9, 172S; sps Hendrik Ten Broek, 

Lena Van Deursen; m Apr. 24, 1751, Elisabeth 

Ute (Ott). 
iii Lyntje, bp Sept. 21, 1729; sps Johannes Ten Broek, 

Neeltje Van Deursen. 
iv Aaltje, bp June 13, 1731 ; sps Mattheus Van Deursen, 

Aaltje Van Deursen, wede. 

V Annetje, bp Jan. 29, 1735; sps Jacob Van Deursen, 

Marvtje Ten Broek, wede van Charles Philips; 

. ^ y- 

VI Jacob, bp Mar. 26, 1735; sps Johannes Paulsze, 

Tryntje Van Deusen, z. h. v. ; d y. 

112 vii Jannetje, bp Aug. 29, 1736; sps Johannes Paulsz, Jr., 

Tryntje Van Deursen, s. h. v. Johannes Ten Broek, 

Fourth Gp:xeration 51 

Maria Ten Broek, wede van Charles Philips; m 
Sept. 26, 1 75 1, Petrus Louw 
ym Tryntje twin of Jannetje; bp same dav; same sps 

,T^ V rJtt { y^^^.^^^^^e^^' 1^- V. van Francis Meisnard 

113 X G)sbert, bp I^ov. 4, 1739; sps Johannes Ten Broek. 

Aeltie Van Deursen, wife of Francis Misnard; m 
Oct. 19, 1775, Neeltje Van Antwerp. 

114 XI Annetje bp Apr. 14. 1742; sps Francis Misnard, 

Dp! M^v^"""'^"' '>'^ ^- ''■' "^ ^ ^762, George 
Uean of Albany. '^ 

.4-' TRYXTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (13) Jacobus (Teu- 
w.ssz) van Deusen and Aeltje Uyttenbogen; bp in N Y 

Hh^abe'ti; 'vlrdf^^at^;. '^°' ^ ^°" °' J°='^-'^ ^--'- -^ 

Childrex, bp in New York- 

' ■'Ten ^Af,""/v'^ n'*- ^'' '''"'• 'P' J''''^'""^^ Pouwelse, 
ben., Aeltje Van Deurse 

n Elizabeth Paulsze, bp Jan. 17, 1-.8; sps Matheus Van 
... I^eursen, Margnetje Poulse, "Jon: dogt. ' ' (maiden^ 

" ^'S^n '^,^t"^^'^n'^^• '' ^^^^= ^P^ Johanll^s'pole, 
ben., Aaltje \ an Deursen, v/ede 

'' ^ "Xe'c'ant"' 'P J"'>- ^'' '"'■■'^^ F-ncoisMynar, 

„." AALTJE VAN DEUSEN, youngest dau of (13) Jacob- 

N Y Iwh'^ ^ ""' °""=="" '•"^ --^'='*i'= Uyttenbogert; bp in 

0,at;;"b;in'Ne" VJi?.' "'^'^-^-"^ ^'■^^•-° (^'«>--)- 

: ^"SILS-l^l'se'n^tt?,- f ■ '"^^ ^"^ "^"-' ■^^^>-- 
" ^'ena'v»n n"''^' ''P,,"^"- "''• ' "6 : sps Gysbert and Hel- 
iii lacoh M A^'T'^^-J- ''^" J^^"*- ^'^" Deursen. 

Ssnard!Td ^ "^ '"'' '^^ °""''=' ^"^ '^"^'^t'^' 

'' ^ Mtntrdh'd)'' ^'''- ''■ "*°- 'P= '^""'*' ^"<^ EHsabet 

52 Van Deursen Family 

1735, Elisabeth Ploeg. "Geurt Van Deusen, j. m., born 
in Claverak, in the Colony of Renselaarsw\-ck, and raised in 
Oyesaeg in Nieuv.' Engeland and Elisabeth Plocg, j. d. born 
and raised in Dutchess County." "They had their banns 
published v/ithout objection in the church at Mannor van 
Livingston, Witness, the Recorder Jochem Radilift. " 

115 i Abraham, bp Oct. 24, 1736, at Kingston; sps Abra- 

ham van Deuse, Catharina Meier ;m Nov. 15, 1774, 
Nellie Van Bomel. 
ii Catrina, bp at Kingston, Oct. 23,1737; sps parents 

116 iii Jacomyntje, bp at Livingston, Jan. 23, 1739; sps 

Isaac and Geertruy Vosburgh; m a 1700, Abraham 

45 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (15) Abraham (Teu- 
wisse) Van Deursen and Jacomyntje (Jemima) Van Schoon- 
hoven of Albany; b there Dec. 18; bp Dec. 24, 1704; m at 
Kinderhook Jan. 14, 1730. Fiche Burghart; b Nov. 30, 
1702; d June 2S, 1777; dau of Conrad Burghardt and Geesie 
Van Wie (see Miscellaneous and Related Families). 

Isaac Van Deusen resided at Kinderhook until May. 1735. 
when he and his family removed to the Housatonic valley, 
settling in the to\\-n of Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., Mass., 
where he was a large land owner and a very wealthy man, 
from which fact he gained the soubriquet of "The Rich." 
His estate, consisting of about two thousand acres, formed 
the Van Deusen Manor at Great Barrington. He was Town 
Treasurer for many years, and a until old age and 
infirmity would not "permit him to serve any longer. He d 
Jan. 14, 1796. 

Res: Kinderhook, N. Y., and Great Barnngton, Mass. 
Oc: Land owner and farmer. 


117 i Jacomyntje, b Mar. 10, 1730 ;m a 1750 RykertHuyck. 
ii Gesie, b Aug. 27, 1731; d Aug. 29, 173S. 

118 iii Abraham, b Mar. 4, bp Mar. 18, 1733, at Kmderhook; 

sps Hendrik and Eytie Burghaart; m July 27, 
1768, Gesie Burghardt. 

119 iv Coenrad, b Feb. 4,'bp Feb. 23, 1735. at Kinderhook; 

sps Arend and Heyltje Van Dyck; m Oct. 29, 1763, 
Rachel Hallenbeck. 

120 V John I., b Mar. 19, 1737 ;m June i, 1762, Catherine 


Fourth Generation' 53 

121 vi Matthew, b Aug. 12, 1740; m Aug. 27, 1761, Elizabeth 

Van ^A'ormcr. 
1:2 vii Jacob, b July 15, 1741; bp at Athens, N. Y., Feb. 5, 

1742; sps Jan Casp V. Hoesen and wife liend'je; 

m Nov. 4, 1787, Mary Laird. 
123 viii Isaac, bp Feb. iS, 1744, at Athens; m Oct. i, 1765, 

Katharine Spoor, dau of Jacob Spoor. 

46 HENRICK VAN DEUSEN, son of (15) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Jacomyntje Van Schoonhoven of Albany; bp 
there June 15, 1707 ;m 1730, Neeltje Rees. He was prob- 
ably a member of the Sixth Regiment, Albany County Militia, 
during the Revolutionary War. Flis son, Laurenz, was also 
probably a member of "Captain Fraens Claevw Jr. 's Company 
of Militia in >\Iaey, 1767," of Kinderhook. 
Res: Columbia Co., N. Y. 
i Yockamencha, b Mar. 26, 1736 (Hist. Litchfield Co., 

Conn., p. 547). _ 
ii Laurenz, bp at Livingston, Jan. 24, 1739; sps Benjamin 

Rees, Geertruy Witbeeck; prob m Christina Barheit. 
iii Adriantje, bp Apr. 3, 1740, at Athens, N. Y. ; sps Adam 

Schmid and wife Elio. 
iv Abraham, bp Oct. 9, 1742, at Athens, N. Y. ; sps Christian 

Fuhrer and wife Rebecca. 
V Geertruy, bp at Claverack, Jan. 8, 1748; sps Pieter and 

Bata Valkenburg. 

^ 47 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, youngest son of (15) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Jacomyntje Van Schoonhoven; bp at Kings- 
ton, May 17, 1710; m a 1734, Lena Vosburgh. 

Jacob Van Deusen sold part of Lot 28, consisting of fifty- 
Hve acres, in Nine Partners, on May 18, 1763, to John Wads- 
■-Aorth for the consideration of £75. He served in the Sixth 
Dutchess County IVIilitia, Col. Graham, during the Revolu- 
t:onary War (Land Bounty Rights). He was a resident of 
Amenia Precinct, Dutchess County, N. Y., according to his 
"^'■iH, dated February 19, 1790, probated Sept. 17, 1797, in 
Y'^bich he names grandson, Charles Van Deusen; granddau 
Rachel White; and sister-in-law, Jane Dutcher. 

1 Dirck, bp at Livingston, June 14, 1735; sps A. and 
. C. Vosburgh; d prior to his father leaving his old- 
est son Jacob. The name Dirk, usually translated 

54 Van Deursen Family 

Richard, is correctly Theodore. The Dutch for 
Pvichard being Rykcrt (Binoman Verstee^). 

124 ii Abraham, b a 1737; m a 1760, Eleanor Van Brum- 


125 iii Matthew, b a 1 739 ; ni Jane Belden a 1 760. 
iv Jemima, m Palmer. 

48 MATHEUS VAN DEUSEN, eldest son of (ly) Isaac 
(Teuwissz) Van Deusen and Bata Van Ysselsteyn ; bp at Al- 
bany, Aug. 3, 1707 : m a 1735, Rachel Huyck. 

Matheus Van Deusen resided in Claverack, wliere he was 
a deacon of the Dutch Church Sept. 23, 1738, and Oct. 18, 
1742. He was Church Master Oct. 8, 1743, and Elder Jan! 
16, 1747. In 1726 and 1727 he had contributed towards the 
building of the church. 

Mathew (or Matheus) Van Deusen died prior to i7=;7, as 
his widow married again July 16, 1757, Jurrv Van Kocsen, 
wid of Marytje Borgat. 


126 i Bata, bp at Albany, Jan. 21, 1741; sps David Es- 

selstyn, Catharina Hansen; m Nov. 11, 1761, 
Thomas Hunn. 

127 ii Annatje, bp at Coxsackie June 5, 1743; sps Jacobus 

Van Alen, Elizabeth Heik;m Nov. 29, 1764, John 
Van Hoes en. 
iii Elizabeth, bp at Kin., Jan. 24, 1747; sps Andries 
Huyck, Annatje Van Deusen ; m Peter Witbeeck. 
Issue: Catrina Witbeck, b Mar. 18, bp June S, 
1783, at Liv. ; sps Abraham and Catrina Vosburg. 

49 CORNELIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (17) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Bata Van Ysselsteyn of Albany, N. Y. ; bp there 
July 3. 1709; m (ist) a 1737, JoACHEM Van Valkenburg; 
(2d) a 1750 Andries Huyck, wid of her sister, Marretie. He 
was enrolled in the Seventh Regiment Albany County Militia 
(Land Bounty Rights). 

Children, by first husband: 
i Petrus Van Valkenburg, bp at Coxsackie, Oct. 16, 1739; 

sps Isaac Staats, Eva Van Valkenburg. 
ii Bada Van Valkenburg. bp May 18, 1742, at Livingston; 

sps John Leggett, Bada De La Meter. 
iii Johannes Van Valkenburg, bp at Coxsackie, June 3. 

1744; sps Johannes Conevn, Comnertje Bronk. 
IV Elizabeth Van Valkenburg,' bp Jan. 8, 1748, at Claverack; 

sps Isaac Van Deusen, Annatje V. Deusen. 

Fourth Generation 55 

By Fccond husband: 

Maria Huyck, bp :May 20, 1752, at Albany; sps Teunis 

Van Woert, Elisabeth Van Deusen. ' ■■ i.->". 

vi Cathrina Huyck, bp at Kin. Jan. i, 175S; sps Abraham 

Van Valkenburg, Arriaentje Vosburg. 
vii Marten Huyck, bp at Clav., Mar. 16, 1760; sps Isak ,Van 

Valkenburgh, Lena Van Deusen. 
viii Rachel Huyck, bp at Kin., Mar. 6, 1763; sps Jurr>' Van 
Hoesen, Annatje Van Deusen. 

50 BATA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (17) Isaac Van Deusen 
and Bata Van Ysselsteyn; bp at Kingston, Sept. 27, 1713; 
m a 1739, PiETER Van Valkenburgh. 

i Isaac Van Valkenburgh, bp at Clav., Jan. 26, 1740; sps 

Isaac and Bata Van Deusen. 
ii Catharina Van Valkenburgh, b July 13, 1 741 ; sps Barthol- 

omeus and Jennet je Van Valkenburg. 
iii Matthius Van Valkenburgh, bp at Clav., Jan. 8, 1 7 48 ; sps 

Com. and Sarah V. Deuzen. 
iv Jacob Van Valkenburgh, bp at Clav., 'Mar. 26, 1750; sps 

Jacob van Valkenburg, Catalyntje Legget. 
V Johannes Van Valkenburgh, bp at Kin., July 3, 1752; 

sps Johannes and Geertruy Van Valkenburgh. 

51 MARRETIE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (17) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Bata Van Ysselsteyn; bp at Albany May 15, 
1720; m a 1743, Axdries Huyck, prob the son of Lambert 
Huyck and Anna Rattelfie; bp at Albany Feb. 27, 1709. Af- 
ter the death of Marretie, he married a 1750 her sister. (49) 
Cornelia Van Deusen, the widow of Joachem Van Valkenburg, 
by whom he had four children. He served in the Seventh 
Rcgt., Albany Co. Militia (Land Bountv Rights). 

_ Children-, bp at Albany: 

1 Elisabeth Huyck, bp'Dec. 21, 1746; sps Lamberth Red- 
ley, Mary Cuyler. 

31 Johannes Huyck, bp Oct. 22, 1749; sps Teunis and Elisa- 
beth V. Woerdt. 

52 TRYNTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (17) Isaac Van 
^fctisen and Bata Van Ysselsteyn; bp at Albany, September 
33. 1722 ; m a 1748, John Mac Lean (Makkleen). 

, Children, bp at Albany, Kinderhook, and Claverack: 
1 Isaac Mac Lean, bp at Albany, Nov. 24, 1751; sps John 
and Catrina Rensselaer. 

56 \'an Deursex Family 

ii Mar}' Mac Lean, bp at Kind., Feb. 17, 1754; sps Harman 
Fruyn, Lena van Deusen. 

iii Comelis Mac Lean, bp at Kind., Feb. 28, 1756; sps Mel- 
chert and Annatje Vanderpoel. 

iv Lena Mac Lean, bp at Kind., Sept. 10, 175S; sps Isak 
Hoes, Lena Van Deusen. 

V Mattheus ^lac Lean, bp at Kind., Mar. i, 1761; sps Lou- 
wrenz and Catharina Van Alcn. 

vi Elizabeth Mac Lean, bp at Clav., Feb. 24, 1765 ; sps Isaak 
Van Deusen, Elisabeth Esselsteyn. 

53 ELYSABETH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (17) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Bata Van Ysselsteyn of Albany; bp there Aug. 
9, 1724; m a 1745, Teunis (Anthony) Van Woert. (L. B. 
R. 3rd, Albany Co. Militia). 

Children, bp in Albany: 
i Elizabeth Van Woert, bp Nov. 24, 1751; sps Jacob van 

Woert, Annatje van Duisen; d y. 
ii Bata Van Woert, bp Jan. 14, 1753 ; sps Jacob van Vv^'oert, 

Neeltje Gardenier. 
iii Rutger Van Woert, bp vSept. 2S, 1755; sps Isaac 

Vosburgh, Christina Van Woert; d y. 
iv Rutger Van Woert, bp Feb. 26, 1758; sps Johannes and 

Helena Van Deusen. 
v Elizabeth Van Woert, b Mar. 21, bp Apr. 11, 1760; sps 

Jacob Ja. van Woert, Elisabeth Fort. 
vi Cornelia Van Woert, b Nov. 16, bp Nov. 22, 1762; sps 

Thomas and Bata Hun. 
vii Catharina Van Woert, b Oct. 2, bp Oct. 5, 1766; sps 

Stephanus Schuyler, Engeltie V. Vechten. 

54 ANNATJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (17) Isaac (Teu- 
v.'issz) Van Deusen and Bata Van Ysselsteyn'; bp at Kinder- 
hook, Feb. 4, 1727; m a 1750, Luycas P. Van Alen; bp at 
Kin., Apr. 21, 1717; son of Peter L. Van Alen and Josyntje 
Adams Dingman; d bet Dec. 23, 1791, and Feb. 14, 1805. 

Res: Kinderhook, N. Y. 

Children, bp i, 3 4, 5, at Kinderhook, and 2, Coxsackie: 
i Pieter Van Alen, bp Aug. 15, 1753 ; sps Isaac Van Deusen, 
Maria Van Aalsteyn; m Elizabeth Dixon; drowned 
while fording Kinderhook Creek. Sept. 9, 1S06. 
ii Bata Van Alen, bp July 18, 1756 ; sps Hendrek Van Dyke, 
Lena Van Deusen; prob m Dec. 25, 1787, at K., John 
Scherp (Sharp). 
iii Isaac Van Alen, bp Nov. 12, 1758; sps Isak P. and Cath- 

Fourth Genefl\tion 57 

rina Van Valkenburgh ; m Catharine ]\IcCak (McKegg?). 
He d Jan., 1S26. 

iv Jesyna Van Alen, bp Dec. 20, 1761 ; sps Robert Van Deu- 
sen, Catarina Van Alen; m Nov. 11, 17S6, Abraham 
Van Valkenburgh; d Mar. 15, 1849 (tomb stone at 

V Comelis Van Alen, bp July 22, 1764; sps Dirk Huyk, 
Saertje Van Deusen (sister of Annatje) ; m Elizabeth 
; d Sept. 10, 1830 (tomb stone at Scho- 

55 SARAH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (17) Isaac Van Deu- 
sen and Data Van Ysselsleyn; bp at Albany, Jan. 4, 1730; m 
there Sept. 12, 1755, Derick Huick (Dirk Huyck). 

Res: Kinderhook, N. Y. 
Children, bp at Kinderhook: 

i Rachel Huick, bp Apr. 23, 1757; sps Jacobus Huyck, 
Lisabeth Van Dyck, 

ii Bata Huick, bp May 20, 1759; sps Pieter Van Valken- 
burgh, Bata Van Deusen. 

iii Burger Huick, bp Nov. 29, 1761 ; sps Burger Huyck, Jan- 
net je Hoogeboom. 

iv Mayke (Mary) Huick, bp Mar. 30, 1765; sps Johannes 
Huyck, Engeltje Van Hoesen. 

(17) Isaac Van Deusen and Bata Van Ysselsteyn; bp at Al- 
bany Sept. 29, 1734; m June 2, 1760, Mathew Hoes, who was 
a member of the Eleventh Regiment, Albany County Militia, 
during the Revolutionary War (Land Bounty Rights). 

Res: Columbia Co., N. Y. 

Children, bp at Claverack and Kinderhook (See Miscel- 
laneous and Related Families for descendants of Hoes Fam- 
i Marya Hoes, bp Aug. 31 1760; sps Mattheus Goes, Marya 

Van Schaak, his wife. 
>! Lata Hoes, bp Dec. 19, 1762; sps Isack Van Deusen, 

Cathrina Van Valkenburg; d y. 
Jii Bata Hoes, bp Jan. 22, 1764; sps Isak Van Deusen, Cath- 

arina V. Valkenburg. 
'"• Mattheus Hoes, bp at Kind., May 4, 1766; sps Hei-man 
Prayn, Jannetje Goes, his wife. 
Isaac Hoes, bp at Kind., Jan. 28, 1770; sps Isaac Van 
Deusen. Annatje Van Deusen h. vr. Van Lucas Van Alen. 

58 Van Deursen Family 

57 ISAAC VAN DEURSE[N], son of (i8) Abraham (Isa- 
^acs) Van Deursen and Anna Sickles of Albany; bp at Albanv 
'Mar. 14, 16S8; m April 5, 17 13, at New York, Anxa Wal- 

DROx; b Nov. 19, 16S1, "wed, V. Francois Buis V. N. York." 
She was the dau of Daniel Waldron (see Miscellaneous and 
Related Families) and Sara Rutgers, dau of Rutger (Willem- 
sen) Van Langendyke and Gysbertie Marty ns. Daniel Wal- 
dron was b in 1656, son of Joseph W. Waldron and Annetje 
Daniels; he was a gun-stock maker in New York, in which 
city he was granted a Freeman's Right Aug. 30, 169S (New 
York Hist. Coll., Vol. iS, p. 67). 

On Sept. 12, 1737, Isaac Van Deursen was one of the signers 
of the petition of the citizens of New York, demanding tlie 
removal of William Crosby, Sheriff of the City and County of 
New York. The following year, 173S, we find him a member 
of Capt. Abraham Boelcn 's Company of Militia ; and on Nov. 
6, 1744, he was granted a Freeman's Right, at which time liis 
occupation was that of distiller (Ibid, p. 150). He died ]\Iar. 
ID, 1756, and was buried in the graveyard of the Old Dutch 
Church in New York. 

Children, bp at New York: 

i Annatje, bp Jan. 24, 17 14; sps Abraham V. Deurse 

and Annatje, s. hs. v. ; d y. 
ii Abraham, bp Mar. 27, 171 5; sps Abraham and An- 
natje Van Deurse ; d y. 

128 iii Daniel, bp Sept. 16, 1716; sps Abraham Van Deurse, 

Sr., Sara Waldron; m in 1738, Lea Hartje. 

iv Anna, bp Feb. 26, 171S; sps Fredrik Willemse, Anna 
Van Deurse; m July 15, 1751, Pieter Hyer. Issue: 
Petrus Hyer, bp Mar. 8, 1758; sps Daniel Van 
Deursen, Sara Burger, h. v. v. Baltus Heyer. 

V Abraham, bp Jan. 6, 1720; sps Jacob Van Deurse, 
Maria Willemse. 

129 vi Sara, bp Nov. 15, 1721 ; sps Edward Men, Sara Burg- 

er; m Nov. 17, 1749, Robert Sickles. 
vii Isaac, bp June 3, 1723; sps Isaac Boele, Catharina 

Boele, s. h. vr. 
viii Maria, bp Nov. 18, 1724 ; sps Gerret de Foreest, Maria 

ix Catharina, bp Sept. 4, 1726; sps Abraham Van 

Deurse, Catharina Boeken. 

58 MARIE VAN DEURSEN of Albanv, dau of (iS) 
Abraham (Isaacsz) Van Deursen and Annatie Sickles ; bp Feb. 

Fourth Generation 59 

12, 1690, at Albany; m May 2, 1714, Edward Men of New 


Children, bp at New York: 

i Elizabeth Men, bp Mar. 9, 1715; sps John Men, Annatje 
Van Detirse; d y. 

ii EHzabeth Men, bp Aug. 22, 17 16; sps Abraham and An- 
natje Van Deurse; d y. 

iii John Men, bp ^lar. 19, 1718; sps John Man, Annatje Van 

iv Annatje Men, bp Dec. 9, 17 19; sps Isaac Van Deurse, 
Elizabeth Man ; d y. 

V Abraham Men, bp Aug. 2,1721; sps Abraham and Annatje 
Van Deursen. 

vi Marv'tje Men, bp May 6, 1723; sps Fredrik and Mar}^tje 

vii Elizabeth Men, bp Feb. 10, 1725; sps Isaac and Elizabeth 
Van Deursen. 

viii Annatje Men, bp Nov. 9, 1726; sps Jan Van Aernem, 
Jcnneke Van Deursen, s. h. v. 

ix Jenneke Men, bp Dec. 18, 1728; sps Gerardus Comfort, 
Catharina Waldron, h. v. Van Isaac Boelen. 

X Edward Men, bp Oct. 11, 1730; sps Benjamin Moor, Lena 
Van Deursen, h. v. van Jacob Van Deursen; d y. 

xi Edward Men, bp Aug. 19, 1733; sps Jan V. Aarnem, Jen- 
neke Van Aarnem, z. h. v. 

59 JACOB VAN DEURSEN, son of (iS) Abraham 
(Isaacsz) Van Deursen and Anna Sickles; bp in Albany, Feb. 
18, 1694; m in New York June 14, 1719, Helena Van Deur- 
sen, dau of (13) Jacobus Van Deursen and Aeltie Uyten- 
bogert of Albany. She d Dec. 6, 173 8. 

In 1736 Jacob Van Deursen was a member of the Company 
of Militia formerly commanded by John Moore, he was like- 
^■_ise a petitioner in Sept. 1737, demanding the removal of the 
Sheriff of the City and County of New York. 
Res: New York. 
Children, bp in New York: 
» Abraham, bp Jan. 24, 1720; sps Abraham and Aeltje 

Van Deurse; d y. 
ii Jacob, bp Apr. 30, 17 21; sps Abraham and Aeltje Van 

Deursen; d y. 
'Ii Jacob, bp Dec. 30, 1722, sps Isaac and Neeltje Van 
Deursen; d v. 

60 Van Df:ursen Family 

iv Abraham, bp Aug. 23. 1724; sps Abraham and 
Annatje Van Deursen, s. h. vr. ; d ]\Iarch 21, 1729. 

V Aeltje, bp Sept. 11, 1726; sps Matheus Van 
Deurse, Aeltje Uyt den Boogert, \Ved. van Jacob 
Van Deurse; m June 9, 1759, Thomas Young. 

vi Zacharias,bp May 19, 172S ; sps Abraham Vandeursen, 
Tryntje Poulse. He probably resided in New Corn- 
wall, Orange Co. in 1790-1800, and may have 
removed to Palmyra, Ontario Co. (See Census of 
1 8 10), m Hannah Smith. 

vii Annaatje, bp Jan. 21, 1730; sps Isaac Van Deursen, 

Maria i^klan; prob m Oct. 30, 1763, Lodew^^k Insler. 

130 viii Jacob, b Nov. 2, i73o;bpFeb. 4, 1733 ; sps Jan Van 

Aamem, Aaltje Van Deurse; m Mar. 19, 1764, Mary 


ix Abraham, bp Nov. 17, 1734; sps Francis Myners and 
Catharina Pouwels, h. v. v. Johs. Pouwelse; d y. 

X Abraham, bp Aug. 8, 1736; sps Johannes Paulsze 
Catharina Van Deursen. 

60 JANNETJE VAN DEURSEN, dau of (18) Abraham 
(Isaacsz) Van Deursen and Anna Sickles; bp Nov. 17, 1695, 
at Albany; m in New York May 8, 1720, John Van Aarnfm; 
d Dec. 28, 1737. 

Children, bp in New York: 
i Abraham Van Aamem, bp May 7, 1721; sps Abraham 

Van Deursen, Sara Van Aarnem. 
ii Isaac Van Aarnem, bp Dec. 20, 1724; sps Isaac Van 

Deursen, Aplony Eckeson. 
iii Anna Van Aamem, bp Oct. 19, 1735; sps Edward Man, 

Maria V. Deursen, z. h. v. (his wife). 

61 ABRAHAM VAN DEURSEN, son of (iS) Abraham 
(Isaacsz) Van Deursen and Anna vSickles; bp Nov. 3, 1697, at 
New York; m July 17, 1726; Antje Coek, dau of Dirk Coek 
and Susanna Bording. He was enrolled in Captain Mathew 
Clarkson's Company, South Ward, N. Y., in April, 1738. 

Res: South Ward, N. Y. City, and Middlesex Co., N. J. 
Children, i and 2, bp in New York, 4, 5, 6, in New Bruns- 
wick, N. J.: 

i Abraham, bp June 4, 1727 ;sps Isaak Van Deurse, An- 
netje Sickels, Wede Van A. Ab. Van Deurse ; d Aug. 
29. 1728; bur in O. D. C, N. Y. 
ii Susanna, bp Jan. 19, 1729; sps Dirk Coek, Susanna 

Fourth Generation 61 

Bording, z. h. v.; d Aug. 27, 1730; bur in O. D. C, 

N. Y. 
iii Abraham, b a 1731 ; d April 11, 1733 ; bur in O. D. C, 

N. Y. 
iv Dirck Coek, bp Sept. 9, 1 734 ; sps Dirk and Antje [Text 

V Abraham, bp Jan. 9, 1737; sps Isaac Van Duesen, 

^laritjc Man. 
131 vi Thomas, bp Feb. 25, 1739; sps parents; m a 1760, 


dau of (19) Jacobus (Isaacsz) Van Deusen and Catharina 
Burgers; bp in New York, Sept. 8, 1691; m there Nov. 20, 
1708, John M.\n, "j. m. Van Rood Ylant, met Elisabeth Van 
Deursen, 3. d. V. N. Y." He was named John Mew in deed 
dated Sept. 7, 1712. 

Children, bp in New York: 
i Jan Man, bp Aug. 14, 1700; sps Eduard Mann, Catharina 

Van Dense, Catharina Van Zant. 
ii Jacobus Man, bp Sept. 7, 171 2; sps Gerret and Saartje 

Burger; d y. 
iii Jacobus Man, bp Jan. 26, 1715; sps Jan Herres, Mar- 

grietje Van Zant. 
iv Catharina Man, bp Apr. 3, 1717; sps Johannes Van 

Dcurse, Sara Van Gelder. 
V Elizabeth Man, bp Mar. 22, 1719; sps Jan Herres, Maria 

vi Edward Man, bp July 30, 1721; sps Edward Men, Jan- 

netje Lynee. 
vii Isaac Man, bp Oct. 16, 1723 ; sps Johannes and Sara Van 

viii Henry Man, bp ?*Iay 11, 1726; sps John Men, Sen., 

Geertje Van Deurse. 
Jx William Man, bp Mar. 5, 1729; sps Jan Harris, Jun., 

Catharina Smith, Vvede. 

^ O3 SARAH VAN DEURSEN, youngest dau of (^19) 
Jacobus (Isaacsz) Van Deusen and Catharina Btirgers of New 
Vork; bp Jan. 6, 1697; m Nov. 11, 1716, Johannes Van 
^'^elder; bp Apr. 21, 1689; son of Johannes Van Gelder and 
Hefje R003 of New York. 

Children, bp in New York: 
' Catharina Van Gelder, bp Sept. 24, 171S; sp Harmanus 
Van Gelder, Teuntje Van Gelder, s. h. vr. ; d y. 

62 Van Deursen Family 

ii HaiTnanus Van Gelder, bp Mar. 22, 1721; sps John Men, 

Elizabeth Men, s. h. v.; d y. 
iii Hamianus Van Gelder, bp Oct. 14, 1722; sps John Men, 

EHzabeth Men. 
iv Catharina Van Gelder, bp Nov. 11, 1724; sps Hamianus 

Van Gelder, Teuntje Van Gelder, s. hs. vr. 
V Jacobus Van Gelder, bp Feb. 15, 1727 ; sps Johannes Van 

Deursen, Jacobusz., Jannetje Van Gelder, hs. vr. van 

Fictoor Hyer. 
vi Johannes Van Gelder, bp Aug. 17, 1729; sps Ficktoor 

Hyer, Dina Van Gelder. 
vii Sara Van Gelder, bp June 20, 1736; sps Reynier Burger, 

Tanneke Van Gelder, j. d. 

64 JOHANNES VAN DEURSEN, son of (19) Jacobus 
(Isaacsz) Van Deursen and Catharina Burger; bp at New 
York Feb. 7, 1700; m June 12, 1725, Geertje Minthorn; bp 
Oct. 13, 1703, dau of Philip Minthorn and Hillegond Webber. 
Johannes d prior to Dec, 1770, his widow d in 1790 (see codi- 
cil to her will, dated Dec. 20, 1771; will probated Aug. 26, 
1790). He was made a Freeman on Nov. 7, 173S (New York 
Hist. Coll., Vol. iS, p. 137). 

Res: New York. Oc: Cordwainer. 

Children, bp at New York: 

132 i Philip, bp Oct. 6, 1725; sps Philip Menthorne, Sara 

Van Gelder, m Aug. 24, or Sept. 25, 1754, Susanna 

ii Jacobus, bp Feb. 19, 1727; sps John Men, Hillegond 

Menthorne; prob d before 1770; not mentioned in 

mother's will. 
iii Catharina, bp June 4, 1729; sps Johannes V. Gelder, 

Elizabeth Man; m James Wessels. 
iv Hillegond (Meligunt in mother's will); bp Apr. 11, 

173 1 ; sps Philip Minthorn, Annaatje Roll, synh.v; 

m Austin Reynolds. 

133 V Geertje, bp Mar. 21, 1733; sps Johannes and Sarah 

Minthome;m Nov. 28, 1754. Abraham Knicker- 

vi Johannes, bp May 7, 1735; sps John Man, Jr., Anna 

Minthorn, z. h. v. 
vii Elisabet, bp Jan. 26, 173 7; sps Jacobus Man, Elisabet 

Van Deursen, h. v. v. Jan Man. 
viii Pieter, bp Mar. i, 1739; sps John Minthorn, Jannetje 

Elsworth, z. h. v. ; d y. 

Fourth Generation 63 

ix Pieter, bp May 27, 1741; sps Johannes Minthorn, 
Jannetie Elsv.'orth. his wife. 

65 ISAAC VAX DEURSEX, son of (20) Isaac (Isaacsz) 
Van Deursen and Metje Christiaens; bp in New York, Feb. 6, 
1698; d at Cornwall, N. Y., March 20, 1792; m (ist) May 24, 
J718, Angenetie Faroe, bp June 12, 1699, dau of Jacques 
Faroe (See ]Miscellaneous and Related Families) and Wv- 
brecht Hendrickx, of Hackensack, X. J., (2d) Dec. 14, 1723, 
Elizabeth Rosekboom, of Xew York, bp Sept. 12, 1705, dau 
of Tserck Rosenbconi and Maritje Wynants. 

On the roll of "Captyn Comelis Harings Company of Orange 
County Militia," Oct. 25, 1715, his name appears as ysack 
Van Dures, and in his will, dated June 14, 1783, probated 
Apr. 30, 1792, as Van Duzer. which spelling has been followed 
by his descendants. In his will all the children recorded 
here were named; the eldest being then dead. He resided at 
Tappan, N. J., in 171S; Ramapo Valley, X. Y., from 1724 to 
1748, and Cornwall thereafter. He owned one thousand 
acres of land at Cornwall and was by occupation a farmer 
and tavern keeper. 

The following two receipts for the quit rent of the thousand 
acre tract of land at Cornwall were copied from the originals 
by Captain Albert H. \'an Deusen, the compiler of this work. 

"Received of Mr. Isaac Van Duerssen three pounds fifteen 
shillings proclamation money in full for three years Quitt 
Rent of a tract of icoo acres of land in Orange County Granted 
to Andrew XichoUs the 24th of August 1721 being from the 
25th of March 1748 to the 25th of March last as witness my 
hand this 3d of April 1751. 

"Richd. Xichols Depty Rec'd Genl." 

"Received of INIr. Isaac Van Deurssen live pounds proc'l 
money in full for four years Quit Rent of the within mentioned 
1000 acres of land to the 25th of March last as witness my 
hand this 19th of June 1755. 

"Richd. Xicholls Depty Rec'd Genl." 

Children, by first wife: 

134 i Wiberech, bp July 17, 1720, at Hackensack, N. J.; sps 

Siaeck Faroe, Wiberech, his wife; m July 2, 1755, 
Benjamin Demarest. 

135 " Isack, b in Sept., bp Dec. 17, 1 721, at Hackensack; 

sps Fukas Kicrstede, Jannetie Faroe, his wife. 
By second wife: 


64 "' Van Deursen Family 

V.36 iii Angneitje, b at Ramapo, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1724; m Mav 
8, 1746, Samuel Sidman. 
iv Tjerck, bp Nov. 13, 1726, at Hackensack; sps Jacobus 

Van Gelder and wife; m 1746, Catherine 

V Martha, b a 1728; m David Rose. 

137 vi Marrytje, b a 1730; m a 1750, Steven Slot. 

vii Elizabeth, b a 1732; m Le Roy. 

viii Catherine, b a 1734; m Zabriska. 

ix Leah, b a 1736; m James (?) Galloway. 

X Antie, b Dec. 9, 1738 ;m Dec 22, 1756, Maj. Zachariah 
Du Bois. 

xi Jannetje, bp Feb. 26, 1 741, at Paramus, N.J. ; sps Wil- 
liam Van Alen, Janetje Van Alen; m "Wil- 

138 xii Christopher, b 1743 ; m (ist) JuHana Strong; (2d) Jan. 

21, 1772, Juliana Tusten. 
xiii Maria, bp Aug. 13, 1749, at Paramus;sps Cobus Laroe, 
Rebeeka Laroe ; m William Roe, who was a Lieut, in 
the Cornwall Regiment during the Revolutionary 
War. Issue: Isaac Van Duzer Roe, bp May 7, 

66 SHADRACH VAN DUZER, presumably son of (20) 
Isaac Van Deursen and Metje (Martha) Christiaens; b in 1727 ; 
d at Comv.-all, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1794, aged 67 years. The name 
of his wife is not known, but according to his will, probated 
Sept. 18, 1794, she survived him. At the census of 1790 he 
had two sons and three daughters. 

Res: Cornwall. 

139 i Isaac, b Jan. 7, 1755; m. July 23, 1780, Martha 


140 ii Henry, b Feb. 15, 1759; m June 17, 1787, Frances 

iii Elizabeth, b a 1762. 

iv Margaret, b a 1765 ; m July 31, 17SS, Herman Fisher. 
v Catherine, b a 176S; m May 12, 17S8, Isaac Conklin. 
vi Mary, b a 1771. 
vii Juliana, b a 1775; m Aug. 2, 1789, Jesse Harrison. 

67 MARGRIET VAN DEUSEN, dau of (21) Willed 
(Jacobsz) Van Deusen and Elizabeth Rosenboom; bp at Al- 
bany Apr. 14, 1695; m there Dec. 9, 1722, Hendrik Cuyler: 
b 1690. He was an Ensign in 1717 under "CoUonell" Peter 
Schuyler in Albany. 

Fourth Generation 65 

Children, Dp at Albany: 
i Catharina Cuyier, bp July 14, 1723 ; sps Abrah. and Cath. 

Cuyler; d y. 
ii Cathrina Cuyler, bp June 6, 1725; sps Abrah. Cuyler, 

Elyz. V. Deusen; m Sept. 14, 1751, Jacob Ten Broeck; 

bp Mar. 16, 1718; d prior to 1796. Cathrina d prior to 

1777, at which time he married Elizabeth Van Schaick. 
iii Elizabeth Cuyler, bp Sept. 25, 1726; sps Will. V. Deusen, 

Marg. (or Mary) Ten Broek. 
iv Abraham Cuyler, bp May 25, 1729; sps Jan and Cat. 

V Catalyna Cuyler, bp Aug 22, 1730; sps John Cuyler Jr., 

Cath. Cuyler; d in iSiS; m Henr>^ Bleecker; b 1729; 

had dau Margaret; b 1755; d 1S34; m Hennanus Ten 

Eyck; b 1749; d 1S2S 
vi Abraham Cuyler, bp Aug. 5, 1733; sps Dirk ten Broek, 

Marytje Staats. 

68 CATALYNTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (21) Willem 
Jacobsz Van Deusen and Lysbeth Rosenboom; bp in Albany, 
Nov. 21, 1697 ; m at A. July 15, 1721, John Oothout; bp April 
7, 1695 ; son of Hendrick Oothout (b 1663 ; d 1739) and Caatje 
Volckertse Douw. John was a member of Capt. Henry Van 
Rensselaer's Company of Albany i^Iilitia in 17 15. He came 
to New York City between 1730 and 1733, and died Aug. 20, 
1739. His son John was bom four months after his death. 
His widow d Mav 13, 1753, in New Brunswick, N. J. (See 

i Catharina Oothout, bp Apr. 29, 1722, in A.; sps Hendr. 
Oothout, Elizabeth van Deusen; m Nov. 29, 1749, 
Henry Dumont of Raritan, N. J., who d July 23, 1775 
(for descendants of this line see Miscellaneous and Re- 
lated Families). 
ii Elizabeth Oothout, b Sept. i, bp Sept. 27, 1724; sps Will. 
V. Deusen, Dorothee Bogaart; m Aug. 15, 1745, John 
Tobias Ten Broeck; d Jan. 18, 1801 (For descendants 
of this line see Miscellaneous and Related Famxilies). 
iii Maria Oothout, b Apr. 28, 172S; m Ernestus Van Har- 
lingen of New Jersey. She d Feb. 3, 1804. He d of 
yellow fever Sept. 12, 1799. Issue: Henry Van Har- 
lingen; b 1764; d Sept. 12, 1799. 
iv Margarita Oothout, bp Feb. 13, 1730, at A.; sps H. V. 

Deusen, Maria Staats ; d Jan. 4, 1734. 
V Hendrik Oothout, bp July 18, 1733, in N. Y.; sps Wm. 

66 Van Deursen Family 

and Sara Rosenboom, h. v, v. Jab. Quick; d Oct. 21, 

vi Margrietje Oothout, bp Jan. 2, 1737, m X. Y. ; sps Fo]- 
kertOothout, Catharina Ridder, syn. h. v.; m. Apr. 27. 
1764, Cob Henry Quackenbush of Albany (for descend- 
ants of this line see }>Iiscellaneous and Related Fami- 

vii John Oothout, b Dec. 19; bp Dec. 26, 1739, m X. Y.; sps 
George Frelding, Catharina Roseboom, z. h. v.; iv: 
July 17, 1785, Magdalena, dau of V\'illiam Vander 
Water (See Miscellaneous and Related Families for 
descendants of this line). 

69 MARYTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (21) AYillem Van 
Deusen and Elizabeth Rosenboom; bp in Albany, Sept. i, 
1700- m there June 28, 172S, Isaac Staats; bp July 20, 1701, 
son of Jochum Staats and Antje (Barentse) Reyndertse (^ee 
Miscellaneous and Related Families). 

Children, bp in Albany: 
i Joachim Staats, bp Apr. 20, 1729; sps Barent btaais, 

Eliz. V. Deusen. 
ii Elizabeth Staats, bp Apr. 16, 1731; sps W. V. Deusen, 

Neeltje Staats. 
iii Anna Staats, bp Oct. 22, 1733; sps Hendnck Cuylaer, 

Margrietje Yan Deusen; m Feb. 5, 1761, Gysbert Mar- 

s-lis, Jr., son of Gerrit G. Marselis and Margaret Blecc.k- 

er. ' 

iv Willem Staats, bp May 2, 1736; sps V. Deusei., 

Anna Staats. 
V Barent Staats, bp May 31, i739; sps Joachim and lliC- 

untje Staats. c^ +- 

vi Hendrik Staats, bp Sept. 20, 1741; sps Barent btaau, 

Jr., Ryckje Rozenboom. 

(21) Willem (Jacobsz) Yan Deusen and Lysbeth Rosenbooir.. 
bp Dec. 25, 1705, at Albany; m a 1730 Ariaantje Sta.\t>- 
b Mav I-,, bp Mav 22, 1706; dau of Barent Staats and Neel.,c 
Vanden Berg (fee Miscellaneous and Related Families). 

Hendrick "served in Captain Peter Van Y'oert's Companvc- 
the Thirteenth Albany Count v Militia during the Y ar of t:.c 
Revolution. Sept. 29, 1729, he was elected Constaole ot ti.-^ 
Second Ward of Albany. He also held other offices unuc 
the city government. 

Fourth Generation 67 

Barent Staats refers to him and his w'de in his will, which 
was probated Sept. 25. 1752. 

Res: Albany, X. Y., and Xew Brunsv.'ick, N. J. 
Children, bp in Albany and New Brunswick, N. J. 

i Elisabeth, bp Mar. 12, 1732; sps B. Staats, Elys. V. 

ii Neeltje, bp May 22, 1734; sps Jan. Oothoudt, Neeltje 
Staats; d y. 

141 iii Willem, bp Apr. 11, 1736; sps Hendr. Cuyler, A. 

Cuyler; m (ist) a 1760 Christiana Ketelhuyn, (2d) 

Mar. 28, 1766, Ann Stryker. 
iv Neeltje, bp Nov. 12, i738;sps Jochem Staats, Annatje 

Visscher; d y. 
V Neiltje, bp at Ncv.- B., Jan. iS, 1741; sps Abram 

Schuyler, Catrena his wife ; d y. 
vi Barent, bp at New B., Mar. 30, 1 743 ; sps Dk. Schuyler, 

Elizabeth V. Dursen. 
vii Neiltje, bp at New B., "Slay 20, 1744; sps Abraham 

Schuyler, Catrena Outhoudt. 

142 viii Margarita, b a 1747 ; ma 1770, John N. Bleecker of Al- 

Lx Catrina,bp at New B., July 7, 1751 ; sps^Barent Staats 

and Cattrina Shultz. 
X Engeltie, bp Dec. 13, 1752 ; sps Johannes Lancen, Sara 

Burger, his wife. 

71 GERRIT VAN DEUSEN, son of (22) Harpert (Ja- 
cobsz) Van Deusen and Marrytje Gerrits Lansing, bp at 
Albany, Jan. 5, 1700; m a 1730, Lisabeth 

Children, bp at Athens, N. Y.: 

i Jacob, bp Feb. 21, 1 740 ; sps Isac V. Deusen, Catharine 

his wife, 
ii Lisabeth, bp Aug. 25, 1743. 
iii Matthys, bp Oct 26, 1745. 

72 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (22) Harpert 
(Jacobsz) Van Deusen and Mar\-tje Gerritse (Lansing) ; bp 
^'ov. 17, 1706; m Oct. 7, 1732, Rachel Pels; bp Dec. 9, 171 1 ; 
'^ Apr. 4, 1761; dau of Evert Pels and (28) Margaretta Van 
^X'usen, dau of (7) Melchert Van Deusen and Engeltje Van 
Schoonder.voert. Abraham died June 24, 1762. 

Children, bp at Albany and New York: 

i Maritje, bp Mar. 31. 1734; sps Harpert Japilcse, An- 
naatje Witbeck; d y. 

68 Van Deursex Family 

ii Margarita, bp July ii, 1736; sps Evert Pels, Breggie 

iii Tryntje, bp Jan. to, 1739; sps Abraham ^\■ltbeck. 

Cathalvna Van Deusen; d y. 

143 iv Margrietje, bp Julv 23, 1740; sps Raphiel and Bregg-.e 

Golet; m Jan. 20, 1760, Johannes Bergen. 

144 V Marritje, bp Julv 17, 1743; sps Abraham and An- 

naatje Witbec'k; m (ist) Jacob V. Aarnem; (2d) 
Apr. 21, 17S7. Gerrit I. Lansing, 
vi Annetje. bp in New York Dec. 22, 1745; sps Everd 
and Engeltje Pels, h. v. v. Jacob Kip; prob in 
Julv 3. 1765- George Dean. 
14c: vii Jacob, bp in New York Sept. 21, 1748; sps Jakoj 
Kip, Helena Appel, wife of Abraham Pels; m Aay 
19, 177I' Elsie Lansing. (Benson, in his \ an 
Deusen Genealogv, p. 65, gives the baptism of 
Jacob at Albanv, as does also the New \ ork Gen. 
& Biog. Record, Vol. 30, p. 55- The compiler of 
this book, Caotain A. H. Van Deusen, made a 
careful search ^of the Albany records between the 
years 1743 and 1750, but failed to find any such 
baptism recorded). t^ , c 

viii Trvntje, bp Jan. 30, 1750; sps Abraham Pels, bara 

Burger, h. v. v. Jobs Lancen. 
ix Engeltje, bp Dec. 13, 1752; sps Johannes Lansen, 
Sara Burger, z. h. v 

73 ANN WAN DEUSEN, dau of (22) Harpert Van Deu- 
sen and Mar^'tje Gerritse (Reyertse) Lansing, bp at Albany 
March 16, 1709; m a 1728, Abraham Witbeck bp Aug 2j, 
1705; son of (26) Catharina Van Deusen and Lucas Jansen 
Witbeck. He was buried at Papsknee April 15, i755- 

Children: . ,, ^ y 

i Marretie AVitbeck. bp June iS, 1730, at Aloany; sps l, 

and Cath. Witbeek. . r> ^ 1 V 

ii Lucas Witbeck, bp Jan. 9, 1732; sps Ha. and tatal. ^■ 

Deusen; d a'. a t. 1 t? 

iii Catharina Witbeck, bp Jan. 14, i733; sps Abr. and k- 

Van Deusen; bur at Papsknee, Sept. 30, 1752 
iv Lucas Witbeck, bp Mar. 9, 1735; sps H. J. and Cat. ^. 

V Harpert Witbeck, bp Nov. 6, 1737. at Albany; sps Johan- 
nes Witbeck, Geertr. Van Vegten; m Oct. ^S- J^7 '■;■ 
Geertrviy Wendell. Issue : Abraham V itbeck, b bcp- 
10 1784; Catharina Witbeck, b Dec. i, 1785- 

Fourth Genei^\ticn 69 

\i Johannes "Witbeck, bp Oct. 12, 1740; sps Cornelis Van 

Vegten, ?ilarritje Van Deusen. 
vii Abraham Witbeck, bp at Albany, Avig. 21, 1743; sps 

Mclchert A. \Yitbeek, Catharina Wcndel. 
viii Geertruyd Witbeck, bp Oct. 19, 1744, at Albany; sps 

Mclchert A. Witbeek, Catharina Wendel. 
ix Catalina Witbeck, bp Oct. 25, 1747, at Albany; sps Jacob 

and Maritje Witbeek. 
X Abram Witbeck, bp Jan. 28, 1750, at Albany; sps Joh. 

Witbeek, Annetie Jcets. 

74 CATALYNTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (22) Harpert 
Van Deusen and Marytje Gerritse (Ryertse) Lansing; bp at 
Albany Feb. 10, 1712; m Dec. 25, 1742, Jacob Witbeck, bp 
Oct. 30, 1 7 10; son of Thomas Janse Witbeck and (29) Jannetje 
Van Deusen, dau of (7) Melchert Van Deusen and Engcltje 
Van Woert of Albany. 

Children, bp at Albany: 

i Marritje Witbeck, bp June 27, 1744; sps Melchert A. and 
Marritje Witbeck. 

ii Thomas Witbeck, bp May 13, 1750; sps Abram Witbeck, 
Geertruy van Buuren; m Sept, 22, 1771, Elizabeth Reis- 
dorp. Issue: Maria Witbeck, b Oct. 3, 1786. 

(23) Abraham (Pietersz) Van Deursen and Lucretia Bogardus; 
hp in N. Y. Nov. 3, 1706; d Dec. 19, 1766; m June 17, 1733, 
M.A.RIA HiLDRETH, who d Oct. 22, 1 772; both bur in Old Dvitch 
Church N. Y. Nov. 19, 1734, he was made a Freeman (New 
York Hist. Coll. Vol. 18, p. 125), and was a petitioner, Sept. 
'2» ^737» for the removal of the Sherilt of the City and County 
of New York. 

In his will, dated Oct. 16, 1762, and pro June 11, 17 68, he 
mentions all his children excepting Abraham, Benjamin and 

Res: New York. Oc: Chandler. 
Children, bp in New York: 
1 Abraham, bp Mar. 10, 1734; sps Abraham Van Deurssen, 

Lucretia Bogardus, s. h. v. 
" Benjamin, bp May 30, 1736; sps Benjamin Hildrcth, 
Eytje Bret, z. h. v. He probably resided in New Corn- 
wall, Orange Co., N. Y. 
iii Lucretia, bp Oct. 25, 1738; sps Willem Van Deusen, Lu- 
cretia Bogardus, h. v. van Abrm Van Deusen; m April 
26, 1759, Robert Watts. Issue: Pieter Waits, bp N. 

''0 Van Deursex Family 

Y., Feb. 6; 1765; sps Pieter Van Deursen, Maria Hil- 
dreth, z. h. v. 
iv Pieter, bp Apr. 5, 1741 ; sps Abraham Van Deursen. An- 
neke Van Deursen, j. d.; d v. 

V Pieter, bp Oct. 13, 1742; sps Joseph Hildriths, Maria Van 
_ Deursen, j. d. ; prob m Dec. 4, 1769, Catherine Wavs 

VI Maria, bp Apr. 19, 1745; sps Joris BrinkerhofI, Catharina 

Van Deursen, huis v. van Isaac Van Vlek, prob m Aug. 

16, 1765, John Van Hoesen. 
vii Anneke. bp Feb. 21, 1748; sps Abraham Van Deursen, 

Anncke Van Deursen, j. d. (maiden). 
viii Hester, bp Sept. 12, 1750; sps Abraham and Hester Van 

Deursen, j. d. 
ix Willem, bp May 31, 1752; sps Joris Brinkerhoff, Maria 

\an Deursen. He resided in the East Ward, N. Y., 

and had wife, one dau and two slaves (Census)! 
X Joseph, bp Jan. 8, 1755 ; sps Benjamin and Lucretia Van 

Deursen, j. d. 
xi Yda (Ida), bp May 24, 1758; sps Benjamin and EHzabet 

Hildreth, h. v. v. Joseph Hildreth. 

76 MARYTIE VAN DEURSEX, dau of (23) Abraham 
(Pietersz) Van Deursen and Lucretia Bogardus; bp at New 
York Jan. 23, 1712; d before 1S06; m Oct. 23, 1741, Joris 
(George) Brinxkerhoff; b 1705; d Sept. 3, 1768; his will 
was probated Sept. 7,. 176S. In 1738 he was a member of 
Capt. Henry Cuyler's Companv of Militia. He was the son 
of Derick Brinckerhoff (b 1677; d 174S) and Aeltje Conover 
(b 1678; d 1740); grandson of Abraham Jorisse (b 1632; d 
1 7 14) and Aeltje Stn.^ker; and great-grandson of Joris De- 
ricksen (b 1609 ; d 166 1) and Susannah Dvibbles (d 1677). 

Children, bp in New York: 
i Abraham Brinckerhoff, bp Julv 24, 1745; sps Pieter and 
Anneke Van Deursen, j. d.; d 1S23; m Dorothv Rem- 
sen, b 1756; had son, Abraham Brinckerhotl; b 176S; 
d 1825 ;m Catherine Remsen; b 1778; d 1S60. 
a Lucresa Brinckerhof^", bp Sept. 9, 1747 ; sps Abraham and 
Hester Van Deursen, j. d.. Dirk Brinckerhoff, Elisabeth 
Brinckerhoff, j. d. 
iii Maria Brinckerhoff (tweelingen, twins), bp Sept. 9, 1747; 

sps same as Lucresa; m Jansen; among other ch 

had son, Abraham Van Deursen Jansen (see will of her 
uncle, Abraham Van Deursen, pro Sept. 14, 1807). 
IV Gerrit Brinckerhoff, bp June 14, 1749; sps Dirk and 
Elisabeth Brinkerhof, j. d. ; had dau Antie Brincker- 

Fourth Generation 71 

hoff, who m Sept. 23, 1809, Daniel Westervelt; b Apr. 
22, 17S9; d June I, I S3 5; son of Jacob Westervelt and 
Martha (Vs-n Duzcr) Sloat (Westervelt Genealogy) ; 
no issue. 
V Dirck Brinckerhofi ; named in will. 

77 CATHARINA VAN DEURSEN, dau of (23) Abraham 
(Pietersz) Van Deursen and Lucretia Bogardus; bp in N. Y. 
Sept. 30, 1713; d prior to 1806; m (ist) Nov. 19, 1739, Isaak 
Van" Vleck; (2d) prior to 1761, Lawrence Reman (see will 
of her father) . 

Children, by first husband: 
i Abraham J. Van Vleck, b Dec. 19, 1740; bp Feb. 1741, at 

Second River, N. J.; sps Abram Van Vleck. 
ii Isaac Van Vleck. 
iii Lucretia Van Vleck. She had davi Lucretia who m 

Myndert P. Vosburgh, according to will of Abraham 

Vai;i Deusen, her uncle. 
iv Pieter Van Vleck, b Dec. 6; bp Dec. 21, 1746, at N. Y. ; 

sps Johannes Van Vleck, Maria Van Deursen, h. v. van 

Joris Brinckerhoff ; d prior to 1761. 

C23) Abraham Pieters Van Deursen and Lucretia Bogardus; 
bp in N. Y, Sept. 16, 1716; m Dec. 11, 1741, Catharina Gil- 
i^ERT. He d May 20, 17S9, bur O. D. Ch., N. Y.; will dated 
March i, 1787, pro Sept. 10, 17S9. 

Res: New York. Oc: Tallow Chandler. 
Children, bp in New York: 
14^ i Abraham, bp Oct. 16, 1743 ; sps Abraham Van Deur- 
sen, Lucretia Bogardus, z. h. v. Pieter V. Deursen, 
Anneke V. Deursen, 3. d. ; m Elizabeth Philips. 
ii Lucretia, twin of Abraham, m April 24, 1767, John 
Fred. Herring, and remarried before 17S7 Basil 
Francis. Issue: Cathrina Herring, bp N. Y., 
Feb. 7, 1768; sps William Van Deursen, Catharina 
Gilbert, z. h. v. ; Benjamin Herring. 
iii Maria, bp June 23, 1745; sps Willem and Maria Gil- 
bert, j. d.; d y. 
M7 iv Maria, bp Feb. 18, 1747 ; sps Joris Brinkerhoff, Maria 
Van Deursen, z. h. v.; m April 26, 1764, Dirk 
MS V Catharina, bp Nov. 30, 1748; sps Willem Gilbert, 
Catharina Van Deursen, h. v. v. Isaac Van Vlek; 
m Apr. 14, 1 77 1, William Groesbeck, of Albany. 

72 Van Deursen Family 

149 vi Hester, bp Jan. 6, 1751; sps Abraham and Hester 

Van Dursen, j. d.; prob m Nov. 15, 1777, William 
Colebride (or Colbrecht). 

150 vii Willem, bp July 12, 1752; sps Pieter Van Deursen, 

Maria Plildreth, syn h. v.; m Sept. 30, 1778, Mar- 
tha Nev.-ton Whittelsey of New Haven, Conn. 

151 viii Cornelia, bp Aug. 28, 1754; sps Willem Gilbert, 

Aaltje Fardon, z huis v.; ni Jan. 12, 1785, Isaac 

ix Ankje, bp July 16, 1757; sps Joris Brinckerhof!, 
Maria Van Deursen, z. h. v. 

X Anneke, bp June 14, 1758; sps Abraham and Anneke 
van Deursen, j. d.; m WilHam Pierce of Water- 
town, N. Y. 

xi Sara, bp Mar. 12, 1760; sps Pieter Van Deursen, 
Maria Heldrichs, z. h. v. ; d y. 

152 xii Pieter, bp July 4, 1762; sps Pieter Van Deursen, 

Maria Hcldr'ith, z. h. v.; m June 6, 1786, Lydia 

153 xiii Sara, b May 3, 17 63; bp May 6, 1764; sps Dirk Schuy- 

ler, Maria Van Deursen, z. h. v.; m Dec. 10, 178S, 
Samuel Whittelsey of New Haven, Conn., brother 
of Martha N. Whittelsey. 

154 xiv Isaac W., bp Mar. 23, 1766; sps Abraham and Lu- 

cretia Van Deursen, j. d. ; m a 17S8, Catherine 
XV Ehzabet, bp Nov. 29, 1770; sps Beekraan Van 
Buuren, Elizabet Gilbert, z. h. v. 

79 CATALYNTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (25) Rutger 
Melchertsz Van Deusen and Weintie Harmense Hun; b May 
14, 1693; ra May 26, 1717, at the Reformed Dutch Church in 
Albany, Mathias Van Den Bergh, son of Comelis Van Den 
Berg and Cornelia Van der Poel; bp at Albany, March 22), 
1690. He was bur in A. Dec. 22, 1745, and Catalyntje on 
May I, 1 73 1. 

Children, bp in Albany: 
i Comelis Van Den Bergh, bp Oct. 9, 1 7 19 ; sps Comelis and 

Marretie Van Aalsteyn; m Van den Bergh; d 

Feb. 2, 179S. 
ii Wyntie Van Den Bergh, bp Dec. 17, 172 1 ; sps Gerrit and 
Engeltie Lansingh; m (ist) Reyner Van Yeveren, (2d) 
a 1750, Gerrit Lansingh, son of (80) Engeltje Van Deu- 
sen (For this line see Lansingh in ^Miscellaneous and 
Related Families). 

Fourth Generation 73 

ii; Cornelia Van Den Bergh. bMay 2p 4, 1724; sps Pieter and 

Tryntje Walderom; m Nov. 5, 174S, Reyner Van Als- 

iv Rutgert Van Den Bergh, bp Aug. 28, 1726; sps Riitg. and 

Marg. V. Deusen; m July 6, 1754, Maria Van den Bergh. 
V Gysbert Van Den Bergh, bp May 10, 1729; sps Gysbert 

and Dievertie V. D. Bergh; d June, 1729. 
vi Engeltje Van Den Bergh, bp May 17, 1730; sps Gerr. 

Lansing, Engeltie Lansingh; d Nov. 17, 1789; m July 

24, 1750, Bastiaen Teunis Visscher (For this line see 

Miscellaneous and Related Families). 

80 ENGELTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (25) Rutger Van 
Deusen and Weyntie Harmanse Hun of Albany; bp there 
March 22, 1696; m there Oct. 25, 171S, Gerrit Lansingh, son 
of Gerrit Lansingh and Catr\'ntje Sanders; b Aug. 20, 1695. 
lie was a member of Capt. Johannis Mingael 's Company of 
Albany Militia Oct. 10, 17 15. He owned land in the rear of 
Bleecker Hall, between Dean St. and the river, Albany, which 
had a frontage of seventy-five feet. Engeltje Van Deusen d 
Oct. 3, and was bur Oct. 6, 1744. Gerrit Lansingh d in 1785, 
a<;ed ninety years. 

Children, bp in Albany: 

i Gerrit Lansingh, bp July 28, 17 19 ; sps Gerrit and Catryna 

Lansingh; m (ist) in 1745, Annetje Yates, (2d) a 1750, 

Wyntje Van den Bergh, dau of (79) Catalyntje Van 

Deusen and Matthias Van den Berg (For this line see 

Miscellaneous and Related Families). 

ii Ruthgert Lansingh, bp Mar. 18, 1722; sps Ruthgert and 

Margarita V. Deusen; m Oct. 27, 1764, Susanna M. 

Schoonhoven, bp Apr. 18, 1731, dau of Jacobus Van 

Schoonhoven of Half Moon and Susanna Bratt. Issue: 

Gerrit Lansingh; b Nov. 18, 1765; m Sept. 12, 1787, 

Alide De Forest. 

iii Johannes Lansingh, bp Aug. 26, 1726; sps Joh. Lansingh, 

Anna Egmont; m Oct. 25, 1761, Catherine Burhans 

(See Miscellaneous and Related Families for this line). 

,8i LENA (HELENA) VAN DEUSEN, eldest dau of (31) 
Harpert Van Deusen and Helena Van Deusen; bp at Kingston 
May 21, 1711; m at Albany April 21, 1733, Abraham Lan- 
singh, bp at iilbany May 14, 1704; son of Abraham Lanssing 
ftnd Lysbeth Vander Poel. Lena Van Deusen died before the 
iJiptism of her youngest child, Harpert, and on April 20, 1741, 
'"'Cr v,-idov,-cr married Catherine De Forest. 

74 Van Deursen Family 

Abraham G. Lansing was a member of the Second Regiment, 

Albany Co. Militia, during the Revohition; also of the First 

Regiment (Land Bounty Rights). 
Children-, bp at Albany: 

i Catharina Lansingh, bp Apr. ii, 1734; &ps H. V. Deusen, 
Cath. Van Deusen. 

ii Lena Lansingh, bp Feb. 29, 1735; sps Gcrrit and Susanna 

iii Annaatje Lansingh, bp May 28, 1738; sps Harmen and 
Elsje Htm; m Sept. 18, 1756, Evert V. D. Bergh. 

iv Harpert Lansingh, bp Sept. 7, 1740; sps Evert and An- 
natje Lansing; m a 1762 i\Taritje Visscher. Issue: 
Abraham Lansingh, b Oct. 14, 1763; Gerrit Lansingh, 
b Mar, 4, 1765; Johannes Lansingh, b Apr. 20, 1777. 

(31) Harpert (Melchiorsz) X^an Deusen and Helena Van Deu- 
sen, dau of (2) Matthew Van Deusen and Helena Robberts; 
bp at Albany Dec. 27, 1719; m there a 1742, Neeltje (Cor- 

Melchert Van Deusen was a revolutionary soldier, serving 
under Capt. Jellis Fonda, Associated Exempts. He was also 
a member, from Tryon County, of the State Assembly which 
met at Kingston Aug. 18 to Oct. 25, 1779; at Albany Jan. 27 
to March 14, 1780; at Kingston April 22 to July 2, 1780. Ac- 
cording to the date of his will he died a 1789'. 

Res: Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., N. Y. 


155 i Harpert, bp at Albany, Jan. 12, 1746; sps Rutger 

Lansing, Comeha V. D. Berg; m (ist) July 5, 
1770, Geertje Witbeck; (2d) Oct. 11, 1795, at 
Stone Arabia, Rebecca Brewer. 

156 ii Lena, bp at A. Feb. 4, 1750; sps Jacob and Cat- 

alyntie Witbeck; m Sept. 16, 1770, Abraham 
C. Van Alstyne. 

157 iii Anna, bp at Stone Arabia Aug. 31, 1750; sps Anna 

Daniels, Peter Ouackenbosh; m a 1775 John 

158 iv Rebecca, b a 1752; m May 26, 1779, Sam.uel A. Gar- 

V Catharina, b July 9, bp at S. A. Aug. 5, 1753; sps 
Debus V. Deusen, Catharina Winne; m a 1774 
James Plato. Issue: Neyltje Plato, b Aug. n, 
177S; bp at Fonda; sps Melchert and Neeltje Van 

Fourth Generation 75 

vi Melchior. b a 1757; m Dec. S. 1778, at Lutheran 
Church, Stone Arabia, Maria PhiHpson. Issue: 
Neeltje, bp at Fonda May 20,1783, four weeks 
old; sps David and Neeltje Van Deusen. He 
served in Capt. Fonda 's Company during the 

159 vii Abraham, bp at Schenectady Feb. 6, 1759; m Nov. 

1795, Elizabeth Ostrander. 

160 viii Engelgen, b June 7, 1760; bp at S. A. Mar. 7, 1761; 

sps Engcltje and Sander van Braackel; m a 17S3 
Thomas Morrcll. 

161 ix Jannetje, b Jan. 16, bp at S. A. Jan. 30, 1763; sps 

Jcremias and Jannetje Quackenbosh; m a 1780 
Martinus E. Van Alstine. 

162 X Helje, b Nov. 4, bp at S. A. Dec. 14, 1766; sps Rach- 

el and Isaac Gallier; m a 1790 Jochem Kittle. 
i('3 xi Marytje, b 1770; m a 1790 Abraham Vrooman. 

83 HARTMAN VAN DEUSEN, son of (32) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Anna Myrr\'n; bp at Albany Jan. 7, 1722; 
m a 1739 ?.Iargrieta Dyckman. He served in the Sixteenth 
Regiment, Albany County Militia, during the Revolution 
(Land Boxmty Rights). 

Children, bp at Athens, Germantown and Livingston: 

164 i Johannes, bp May 16, 1740; sps Hannes Dykman 

and Engeltje, grandparents; m a 1765, Lydia 

165 ii Abraham, bp at Livingston May 19, 1742 ; sps Petnas 

Prussie and Sus. Dyckman; m a 1762, Annatje 
Mc Millen. 

1O6 iii Debora, b a 1744; m at Albanv June 15, 1764, Jona- 
than Marl (Morrel?). 

167 iv Catharina, bp at Ger. Aug. 17, 1746; sps Henrich Jan- 
sen, BeUigen Decker; m a 176S. James Gatlin. 

16S V Jannetje, bp at Athens May 29, 174S; m a 1768, Ab- 
raham Dutcher. 

169 vi Jacobus, bp at Liv. Oct. 15, 175c; sps Jacobus and 
Catharina Van Deusen ; m a 1772, Annatjen Simon. 
vii Anneke, bp at Liv. Oct. 15, 1750; sps Helm Torner, 
Ann eke Oosterhout. 

'70 viii Sara, b a 1752; ma 1772, Joseph Sommes. 

^71 ix Helletje (Hilda), b a 1754; m a 1774, Charles Henny. 

84 HENDRICK VAN DEUSEN, probably the son of 
(32) Abraham Van Deusen and Anna Myrryn (Catharina 

76 Van Deursen Family 

Meyer) of Salisbury, Conn.; b there a 1721; m Catharixa 
Hartmaxse Yreelaxd a 1742. 
Res: Salisbun', Conn. 
Children, so far as known: 
172 i Abraham, b Sept. 28,1742; ma 1763, Sarah Chip- 
172 a ii Laurence, b a 1745; m Content Williams of Bar- 
rington, Mass. 


11 -T 


85 ROBERT (J) VAN DEUSEN, son of (33) Johannes 
Van Dcusen and Christina Van Alen; bp at Albany Sept. 2-, 
1713; d in 1791; m a 1746, Catharina Van Alex, bp at 
Kin. Feb. 17, 1722; dau of Peter Laurense Van Alen and 
Josyntje Adamse Dingmans. She was living in iSoS. 

Robert Van Dcusen was a First Lieut, in Col. Jeremiah 
Hogeboom's Reg. in 1770, and was also a very extensive dealer 
and owner of land. At one time he was interested in the pur- 
chase of a one thousand acre tract, another of two thousand 
five hundred and of still another of fifteen thousand acres. 
His will, dated Apr. 27, 1789, was probated Dec. 30, 1791, in 
Columbia Co., N. Y. 

Res: Kinderhook. Oc: Farmer. 


173 i Christyntje, bp at C. May 19, 1751; sps Matthew 

Van Deuscn and Susanna Van Deusen; m April 
18, 1780, John Boyd. 

174 ii Pieter, bp at A., May 20, 1753; sps Henderik Bo- 

gaart, Jannitje Douw; m Oct. 8, 17S3, Elizabeth 
iii Syntje (Josyntje), bp at K. May 25, 1756; sps 
Johannes Hoes and Elbertje Hoes; d y. 

175 iv Johannes, bp at K. Aug. 12, 1759; sps Johannes 

Van Deusen, Annatje Van Buren; m Jan. 15, 1788, 
Christina Spoor. 

V Catharina, bp at Liv. Jan. 24, 1762; sps Marten 
and Cathrina Van Deusen ; prob d y ; not mention- 
ed in will. 

vi Stephanus, bp at K. June 6, 1762; sps Stephanus 
Van Alen and Marytje Van Aelsteyn; prob m 

Ann_ and resided in Kinderhook in 18 10 

and in Poughkeepsie in 1835-37. 

vii Lou wrens, bp at K. Mar. 10, 1765; sps Louwrens 
Van Deusen, Christyn Barheyt, his wife; men- 
tioned as deceased in father 's will. 

viii Jcsyntje, bp at K. Nov. 22, 1767; sps Pieter Van 
Aelstyn, Elbertje Van Alen. 

176 IX Marytje, bp at K. Apr. 22 1770; sps Isaac Goes, 

Cathrina Van Deusen, his wife; m John A. Van 
Buren, a 1789. 


80 Van Deursen Family 

^86 ELBERTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (33) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Christina Van Alen; bp at Albany Dec. 16. 
1716; m a 1740, PiETER Van Burex; bp Feb. 22, 1713; <Qr. 
of Pieter Van Buren and Geertruy Vosburg. They resided 
in Cohimbia Covmty, N. Y. 

i Catbarina Van Bviren, b a 1742; m Jacobus Van Alen. 

brother of Abraham, husband of her sister Catheringe. 

Issue: Adam Van Alen, bp at Kin. Mar. 23, 1766; 

Peter Van Alen, bp at Kin. Oct. 15, 1769. 
ii Annatje Van Buren, bp at Cox. Sept. 26, 1744; sps Jan 

Van Deusen, Angonietje Coneyn. 
iii Catheringe Van Buren, bp at Germantown Sept. i, 1746; 

sps Dirck Van Buren, Catharina Van Dusen; m a 1766, 

Abraham A'an Alen, son of Adam Van Alen and Tryntje 

Van Alstyne. Issue: Elbertje Van Alen, bp at Co.x. 

Mar. 30, 176S. 
iv Elizabeth Van Buren, bp at Kin. Feb. 29, 1749; sps 

Johannes \''an Deusen, Catherine Van Buren. 
V Maria Van Buren, bp at Cox. Apr. 12, 1751; sps Pieter 

Vosburg, Maria Van Dyk. 
vi Tobias Van Buren, bp at Cox. Apr. 16, 1754; sps Tobias 

Van Buren, Catharina Van Alen. 
vii Elbertje Van Buren, bp at Kin. Oct. 17, 1756; sps Loi:- 

wrens Van Deusen, ]\Iarye Van Alen. 
viii Johannes Van Buren, bp at Kin. Nov. 12, 175S; sps Isak 

Hoes Catharina Van Deusen, syn H. fe. 

87 CATHARINE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (33) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Christina Van Alen; bp at Kinderhook, Sept. 
17, 1726; m March 27, 1753, Isaac Hoes, bp at K. May 18, 
1731 ; son of Jan Tyse Hoes and Eytie 

In 1767 Isaac Hoes was a member of Capt. Jacobus Van 
Alen's Company of Foot of Kinderliook (Report of State His- 
torian 1S97, Vol. 2, p. 859); also Major of Col. Abraham J. 
Van Alstyne 's 7th Regt., Albany Co. Militia, during Rev. 
War (New York Rev. 109; Ibid, B'. L. C. 228). 

Children, bp at Kinderhook (See Miscellaneous and Re- 
lated Families for Hoes Family) : 
i Hannah Hoes, bp Apr. 15, 1754; sps Jacob Spoor, Feytje 

ii Eytje Hoes, bp Sept. 27, 1761 ; sps Myndert Goes and hi^s 

wife Margriet Vosburg. 
iii Johannes Hoes, bp Feb. 26, 1764; sps Johannes Van Deu- 
sen, Jannetje Vosburg. 

Fifth Generation 81 

iv Barent Hoes, bp Apr. 6, 1767; sps Hendrick Goes, Jan- 

netje Vosburg. 
V Robert Hoes, bp Jan. 2S, 1770; sps Robert Van Deusen, 

Cathrina Van Alen. 

88 CORNELIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (34) Marten Van 
Deusen and Elbertie Vander Poel; bp at Kinderhook, Oct. 22, 
1720; in a 1 741, Laurens Van Alen; bp at Kin. May 19, 
1706; son of Peter Lourense Van Alen and Josyntje Adams 
Dingman. He was enrolled in the Seventh Regt., Albany Co. 
Militia (L. B. R.). 


i Elbertje Van Alen, bp at Albany, July 31, 1743; sps 
David and Marietje Groesbeek. 

ii Laurens Van Alen, bp Jan. 17, 1748, at Clav. ; sps Zan- 
der and Elbertje Van Aalsteyn. 

89 ARIAANTIE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (34) Marten 
Van Deusen and Elbertie Van Der Poel; bp at Kinderhook, 
Apr. 20, 1728; ma 1754, David Rauch or Rowe. 

i Marytje Rauch, bp Dec. 5, 1756 at Clav. sps James 

and Cornelia Van Dusen. 
ii Elbertje Rauch, bp at Mt. Ross Nov. 26, 175S; sps 
Mattheus Halenbach, Cornelia Van Deusen. 

90 JOHANNES VAN DEUSEN, son of (34) Marten Van 
Deusen and Elbertie Van Der Poel; bp at Kinderhook, N. Y., 
June 2, 1732; m June 17, 1781, Elizabeth Huyck. He d at 
Kin. in 1798. 

Res: Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. 
Children, bp at Kinderhook: 

177 i Johannes, b Jan. 17, bp Feb. 3, 1782 ; sps Lukas Goes, 

Catharina Van Valkenburg; m (ist) in 18 10, Eliza- 
beth Welling, who d in 1832 ; (2d) Electa Bostwick. 

178 ii Isaak, bp Mar. 14, 1784; sps Cornells and Sara Van 

Deusen; m at Kinderhook, Mar. 20, 1810, Lydia 

Van Buren. 
iii Lucas, b May 20, 1786; d May, 1789. 
iv Marten, b Oct. 4, bp Dec. 6, 1788; sps Marten Huyk, 

Debora Austin; d June 11, 1789. 

179 V Lucas, b Apr. 24, bp July 11, 1790; sps Lambert 

Burgaert, Jannetje Vosburg; m June 19, 1S20, 
Minerva Wood Porter. 

82 Van Deursf.x Family 

91 MELCHERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (34) Marten Van 
Deusen and Elbertie Van Der Poel; bp at Albany, Feb. 22, 
1738. The name 01 his ^vife is not known. 

Marten Van Deusen, bv his will, dated Oct. 2, 1774, pro- 
bated Sept. 17, 17S2 (Abstract of Wills, N. Y. Hist. Soc. Coll., 
Vol. 9, p. 286), left this son, Melchert, a part of his homestead 
in Pawling Precinct, Dutchess Co., N. Y., on which he was 
then living. "I leave to my son Melchert all the rest of my 
lands and buildings and orchard etc." After the father's 
death the "sons ^Iartin and Hendrick shall have his lands" 
who are to pay to each of their six unnamed sisters twelve 
pounds each, within three years. 


180 i ]\Iartin, b a 1760; m a 17S3, Nancy Kennedy. 
ii Hendrick, mentioned in grandfather's will. 

Six daughters, mentioned (unnamed) in will of 
their grandfather. Marten Van Deusen. 

92 ROBERT T. VAN DEUSEN, eldest son of (35) Tobias 
Van Deusen and Ariaantje Muller, bp at Livingston, Feb. 12, 
1726; m a 1746, Marytje Oostr.\xder. 

He was a member of Capt. Jacobus Van Alen's company of 
Foot in 1767; was also a member of Col. Robert Rensselaer's 
regt.,. Eighth Albany Co. l\Iil., War of the Revolution. Re- 
sided in Claverack near Rathbone 's Wadding Factory. 


181 i Tobias R., bp Aug. 12, 1747, at Gennantown; sps 

Tobias and Ariaantje Van Deusen; m Oct. , 28, 
1768, Christina Van Deusen, dau of (36) Robbert 
Van Deusen. 

182 ii Adam, bp at Clav., July 29, 1759; sps Pieter Hogen- 

boom and wife Heyltje Van Deusen; m Oct. 17, 

1780, Margretha Ostrander. 
iii Lyntje, bp at Clav., Feb. 15, 1761; sps Hendrick 

Muller, Ariaantje Van Deusen; m Feb. 15, 1789, 

(105) Tobias R. Van Deusen. 
iv Cornelia, bp Jan. 13, 1765, at Clav.; sps Matthys 

Halenbeeck and wife, Cornelia Van Deusen ; m Sept. 

8, 1782, at Clav. John Van Buren; no children 

recorded. He was a member of Fourth Regt., 

Albany Co. Mil., during Rev. War. 

183 v Ariaentje, bp Mar. 22, 1767, at Clav.; sps Mattheus 

and i\larytje Van Deusen; m Feb. 12, 1784, Abra- 
ham Elting. 

184 vi Jacobus, b Nov. 5, 1770; bp at Coxsackie Feb. 20, 

Fifth Generation 83 

1772 ; sps Martin Van Deusen, Elisabeth Ostrandcr; 
m Susan Van Buskirk a 1791. 

155 vii Heyltje, bp June 15, 1774. at Liv. ; sps Pietcr Hooge- 

boom and vdfe, Heyltjen V. Deusen; m Julv 7, 
1793, Philip H. Bartell. 
viii Comelis, bp Aug. 16, 1778, at Kin.; sps Stephanus 
Van Alen, Engeltje Witbeek. 

93 CORXELIS VAN DEUSEN, son of (35) Tobias Van 
Deusen and Ariaantje Muller; bp at Claverack, May 30, 1728; 
ma 1749, Leah Ostrander. 

He was a Sergeant in Capt. Hendrick M. Roseboom's Com- 
pany, "ye ist Company of Melitia, of ye City of Albany in the 
first Batalion whereof Sir Villiam Johnson Bar't is Colonel" 
May 7, 1767. Was an Ensign in Col. Stephen J. Schuyler's 
regt., the 6th Albany Co. Mil., during the Revolutionary War; 
also in" the 7th regt. (Land Bounty Rights). In 1785-S6-87 
he was paid as care taker for "tending the Publick Bull" 
twelve bushels and a half of pease ; £ 2 : 1 6 :o ; 6 bushels of pease ; 
one half load of hay; three bushels of pease; £2:19:0; £14:4 
o. " 

Res: Albany. 

Children, bp in Albany: 

156 i Geertruy, bp Feb. 4, 1753; sps Cornelis Maarscn, 

Catarina Oostrander; m Nov. 23, 1770, Francis 

187 ii Arent, bp Dec. 28, 1755; sps Johs. Meynerse, 

Maria Oostrander; m Feb. 23, 1777, Margaret 

188 iii Wilhelmus, bp Dec. 3, 175S; sps Pieter Brat, Jaco- 

mina Bloemendaal; m a 1780, Rachel Pieterse. 
iv Maria, b June 10, bp June 13, 1762; sps Albertus 
Bloomendael, Lena Lansing. 

189 V Catharina, b Apr. 11, bp Apr. 14, 1765; sps Ger- 

ardus Lansing, Maria Wendel; ma 1785, Pieter 

190 vi Jannetje, b Dec. 13, bp Dec. 21, 1768; sps Abraham 

Kuyler, Jannetje Glen; m Dec. 18, 1785, Peter 

191 vii Elisabeth, b July 5, bp July 12, 1771; sps Jobs. 

and Elisab. Roseboom; ma 1791, Nicolaas Bratt. 

94 JOHANNES VAN DEUSEN, son of (35) Tobias Van 
Deusen and Ariaantje Muller; bp at Claverack May 30, 1728; 
m there (ist) May 29, 1750, Christyntje De La Matre, dau 

84 - Van Deursen Family 

of Gloude De La Matre and Christina Leggett of Claverack; 

she d 176S; (2d) subsequent to 1770 Marritje 

(See wiil, dated July 11, and probated Nov. 6, 1S03). 

Johannes ^vas a resident of Claverack during ir.ost of his 
life, though he died at Coxsackie, Greene Co.,N. V., whither 
he appears to have removed at some period after the Revo- 
lutionary War, in vrhich he was an active participant. Ac- 
cording to the testimony of his son, Gloude, he was Chairman 
of the Committee of Safety for the town of Claverack during 
the whole period of the war. At that time he resided in a 
large brick house at Claverack, which was used as a fort as 
long as hostilities continued. He served in the Eighth Regt., 
Albany County Militia, under Col. Robert Van Rensselaer. 
He died at Coxsackie in 1803. 
Children, by first wife: 

i Ariantje, b May 11, bp at Clav., June 9, 1752; sps 

Tobias van Deuzen, Arriaantje Muller; d y. 
ii Jacob, bp at Kin., Apr. 15, 1754; sps Jan De La- 
meter, Killitje Muller; d y. 

192 iii Gloude, bp at Kin., Sept. 6, 1754; sps Johannis 

Van Valkenburg, Rachel Van Marten; m (ist) 
at Clav. Nov. 8, 1780, Elizabeth Muller, (2d) Jan. 
12, 1791, at Palatine, N. Y., Angelica Van Slycke. 

193 iv Cornelis, bp at Clav., Jan. 8, 1758; sps Tobias Van 

Deusen and wife Ariaantje Muller ;m at Coxsackie 
Dec. 4, 1777, Rachel Eltinge, dau of Lieut. James 

194 V Ariaentje, bp at Clav. Aug. 15, i759; sps Pieter 

Hogenboom, HilletjeVan Deusen, his wife; m July 
29, 1781, Thomas Van Alstyne. 

195 vi JohnJ.,bp at Clav., Nov. 14,' 1761 ; sps John De la 

Meter, Hilletje Muller, his wife; m Sept. 30. 1782. 
Fitje Hallenbcck. 

196 vii Jacobus, bp at Clav.. July 29, 1764; sps Jacobus 

De la Meter, Marytje }.Iuller, his wife; m at Clav. 
Jan. 15, 1 7S6, Gritje (Margaret) Van Deusen, dau 
of (loi) James Van Deusen and Elizabeth Smith. 
By second wife: 

viii Sara, bp at Coxsackie, June 26, 1774; sps Philip 
Bronk, Maritje Vosburgh; mat Clav., Feb. 20, 
1792, Peter H. Hoogdeelen (Houghtaling). She 
was a member of the Church at Coxsackie in 
Oct., 1808. Issue: John Houghtaling, b Mar. 31, 
bpMay 6, 179S, sps John Van Dense, Maria Bronk; 
Andries Houghtaling, b Apr. 3, iSoo. 

Fifth Generation . So 

Q5 PIEYLTJE (HAIL) VAN DEUSEN. dau of (35) To- 
bias Van Deu?en and Ariaantie (Adrianna) Muller; bp May 
30, 1730, at Kinderhook ; m a 1750, Peter Hogeboom, who 
ser^^ed in the Sth Albany County, and the 5th, Dutchess 
County, Regiments of MiUtia during the Rev. War. 

i Comelis Hogeboom, b Jan. 22, 1754, at Albany; sps 

Jeremias and Jannitie Hogeboom. 
ii Tobias Hogeboom, bp at Claverack Mar. 16, 1760; sps 

Hendrick Muller, Arriaentje Van Deusen, his wife, 
iii Lena Hogeboom, bp at Claverack May 10, 1761; sps 
Tobyas Van Deusen, Marytje, his wife. 

96 ARL\ANTJE VAN DEUSEN. dau of (35) Tobias Van 
Deusen and Ariaantje Muller; bp at Livingston Feb. 9, 1734; 
m Jan. 3, 1756, Hendricus Muller. During the Revolu- 
tionary War he served in the Eighth Regt,, Albany County 
Militia' (Land Bounty Rights). On Oct. 21, 1786, they both 
joined the Reformed Dutch Church at Claverack, by letter. 


i Stephanus ^fuller, bp May i, 1757 ; sps Stephen and Mary- 
tje Muller. 

ii Cornelius Muller, bp Apr. 14, 1759; sps Robert Van Deu- 
sen, Marytje Oostrander, his wife. 

iii Tobias Muller, bp July 26, 1767 ; sps Tobias R. and Mar\'- 
tje Van Deusen. 

97 TOBL^S T. VAN DEUSEN, son of (35) Tobias Van 
Deusen and Ariaantje Muller; b Jan. 13, bp at Claverack Feb. 
5, 1737; m at Claverack ]^Iar. 15, 17 58, Cornelia Van Deu-- 
SEX, dau of (36) Robert Van Deusen and Christina Roorbach; 
b June 5, 1735; d July 29, 1801, and bur in old Van Deusen 
grave yard near Spook Rock, Claverack. 

In 1767 Tobias was a member of Capt. Jer'h Hogeboom 's 
Company of Militia, during the Revolution; he was also a 
memiber'of Col. Robert Van Rensselaer's Eighth Regt., Al- 
bany County Militia. His will is dated June 23, 181 3, with 
codicil dated Apr. 10, 1817. He was a resident of Hudson, 
N. Y. 


197 i Mattheus, b Sept. 12, bp at Clav., Nov. 19, 175S; sps 

Tobyas Van Deusen, Ariaantje Muller, his vrife; 
m a 1779, Madelene Bechtel. 

198 ii Ariaantje, b Aug. 2, bp at Clav., Aug. 12, 1762; sps 

86 Van Deursex Family 

Johannes Van Deusen, Christyntje De la Meter, 
his wife; m Dec. 22, 1780, John Bingham, Jr. 

199 iii Robert, b Feb. 15, bp at Clav., Feb. 24, 1765; sps 

Robert Van Deusen and Christyntje Roorbach, his 
wife; m Oct. 24, 17S4, Christina Decker. 

200 iv CorneHs, b Aug. 4, bp at Liv., Sept, 18, 1774; sps 

Robert V. Deusen and Man'tje Ostrander, his 
wife; m at Clav., Apr. 3, 1798, Lina De La Matre. 

98 MARIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of O5) Tobias Van Deu- 
sen and Ariaantje Muller of Claverack; bp there Jan. 26, 1740; 
m at Kinderhook Oct. 13, 1771, Claude De La Matre (in 
"Early iMarriages," Sept. 9, 1771). He served in the Eighth 
Albany County Militia, during the Rev. War (B. L. R.). At 
the death of Maria Van Deusen he married (2d) Apr. 27, 1783, 
Lea Mandeville, by whom he had three daus: Dorothea, bp 
March 7, 1784; Gertje. bp Dec. 25, 1785; Christina, b Sept. 2, 
bp Oct. 14, 1792 (See Delamater Genealogy, p. 514, 515). 

Res: Columbia Co. N. Y. 
Children, bp at Claverack: 
i Jacobus De La Matre, bp Apr. 21, 1773; sps Jacobus La 

Mater and wife, j^.Iarytjen Muller; d y. 
ii Maria De La Matre, bp at Livingston, May 6, 1775; sps 

Jeremia De la Mater, Rachel Legget; m Sept. 18, 1792, 

Samuel Salisbury. 
iii Robert De La Matre, b June 27, bp July 20, 1777; sps 

Robert van Dense, Maria Ostrander, his wife. 
iv Jacobus De La Matre, b Nov. 25, bp Dec. 25, 1779; sps 

Jacobus de La Maitre, Gertje Legget. 
V Leyntje (Lina) De La Matre, b July iS, bp Aug. 12, 1781 ; 

sps Tobias and Catharina Van Deusen; m April 3, 1798, 

Cornelis Van Deusen, son of Tobias Van Deusen and 

Cornelia Van Deusen. 

99 ROBERT VAN DEUSEN, eldest son of (36) Robbert 
Van Deusen and Christina Roorbach; bp at Claverack, Feb. 
7, 1727; m at Livingston, in Jan., 1750, Catherina Van Ham. 

In 1767 Robert was a member of Capt. Johannis Hoge- 
boom's Company of Claverack, and during the Revolution was 
a member of the Ninth Regt., Albany County Militia (Land 
Bounty Rights). 


201 i Conradt, b Apr. 23, bp at Clav. Apr. 28, 1751; sps 

Conradt and Ragel Ham; m (ist) Oct. 27, 1771, 

Fifth Gexeratiox 87 

Hannah Coon, or Koon; (2d) July 9, 1791, Millecent 

(Ferguson) Hoover. 
ii Elbertje, bp at Livingston, July 20, 1755; sps Jacob 

and Christina Ham; prob m at Amenia, N. Y., Sept. 

16, 1773, George Mitchell. 
iii Rachel, bp at Mt. Ross, Dutchess Co., N. Y., May 20, 

17 58; sps Conrad Ham and Rachel Roerbach. 

202 iv Casper, b Apr. 19, 1761 ;m Feb. 16, 17S6, by Peter Van 

Alstyne, J. P., Hannah Mary Shorts. 

203 V Cornelia, bp at Clav., Jan. 26, 1766; sps Robert Van 

Deusen and wife, Marytje Oostrander; ma 1789, 
Tunis (Anthony) Schurtz. 

100 JOHANNES VAX DEUSEN, son of (36) Robbejt Van 
Deusen and Christiana Roorbach of Livingston; bp at Kinder- 
hook April 14, 172S; m a 1753, Fytje (Sophl\) Roorbach, 
bp at Livingston Feb. 9, 1734; dau of R. Roorbach and 
Tabitha. •, . 

Johannes Van Deusen was a tenant at Livingston Manor 
from 1767 until later than 17 84 (Memo, from rent book). In 
1782 he is given credit on accotmt for 4^ sacks of wheat "DD 
at Ancram" by his brother James. Prior to 1792 he vvas a 
Deacon in the Reformed Church at Copake, and again in 1795. 
During the Revolution he served in the Tenth Regt., Albany 
Co. Militia (Land Bounty Right). 


204 i Robert, bp Oct. 25, 1755, at Liv. ; sps Robert and 

Christina Van Deusen; m a 1776, Marytje Krein 
(Crane) . 

205 ii George, bp (as Junan) Nov. 13, 1757, at Mt. Ross; sps 

Junan Roerbach, Tabitha Sebedewick; m a 1778, 
Eva Brcsee. 

206 iii Mattheus, bp Feb. 10, 1760, at Liv.; sps James and 

Chrystyntje Van Deusen; m at Clav. Nov. 29, 
1783 (1787?), Catharina Livingston. 

207 iv Tabitha, bp Mar. 7, 1762, at Liv.; sps Marten Van 

Deusen, Lisabeth Roerbach; m (ist) a 17S0, 
Laurens J. Dekker, (2d) a iSoo, Samuel Lasher. 

208 v Barent, bp Oct. 28, 1764, at Mt. Ross; sps Barent 

Van Deusen and Catharina van Deusen; m Jan. 
19, 1786, at Clav. Fitje (Sophia) Holenbeek. 

209 vi John, bp Mar. 8, 1767, at Liv.; sps Coenrad Ham, 

Christina Stryd, his wife; m a 1790, Mar^'tje 

88 Van Deursen Family 

210 vii Martin, bp Oct. 29, 1769, at Mt. Ross; sps Marten 

Van Deusen and Elizabeth Oostrander; m a 1790, 
Hanna Bresee. 

211 viii Christina, bp Aug. 22, 1772, at Liv.; sps Robert R. 

Van Deusen and Cathrina, his wife; m a 17S9, 
Abraham Dekker. 

212 ix Catharina, bp ?^Iay 6, 1775, at Liv.; sps Abrah. and 

Gertjen V. Deusen; m a 1791, Nicholas Robert- 

213 X Tobias, b Jan. 14, bp Feb. 28, 1779, at Clav.; sps 

Tobias Van Deusen and Anna Spoor; m a 1799, 
Catherine Lampman. 

loi JAMES VAN DEUSEN, son of (36) Robbert Van 
Deusen and Christiana Roorbach; bp at Gennantown, N. Y., 
Sept. 30, 1733 ; m a 1759, Elizabeth Smith. 

According to the Rent Book he was a tenant of Livingston 
Manor from 1767 to 1784, and rented the farm formerly oc- 
cupied by Philip Bartel, for which he paid a yearly rental of 
"30 sacks of wheet, 4 hens and tvro days riding," i. e. drawing 
logs from the forest to the river. Benson, in his Van Deusen 
Genealogy, says that he owned a farm one mile north of Johns- 
town, Columbia Co., N. Y., on the road leading to Hudson, 
and another at West Taghkanic. The latter farm he gave to 
his son, Nicholas, and the former to his son, Robert, later 
known as Robert I. 

Children, bp at Liv., Clav., and Germantown: 

i Mattheus, bp Feb. 22, 1761 ; sps Robert Van Deusen, 
Christiana Roerbach, his wife; m May 19, 1785, 
Gesje Barthel; no ch recorded. He served in the 
Rev. War under Col. Graham and Col. Livingston, 
in the Tenth Regt., Albany Co. Militia. 
ii Margrieta (Gritje), bp Dec. 25, 1762 ; sps Michel Smit, 
Margriet Christman, his wife; m Jan. 15, 178S, 
(196) Jacobus Van Deusen. 

214 iii Niclaes, bp June 6, 1765; sps Niclaes Smith, Chris- 

tina Ham, his wife; m May 3, 1787, Anna Fonda, 
iv Chiystyntje, bp Oct. 25, 1767; sps Marthen Van 

Deusen, Elisabeth Oostrander. 
v Elisabeth, bp at Germantown Sept. 30, 1770; sps 

Theis Coens, Elisabeth Legg. 

215 vi Robert L, b Sept. 22, 1772; bp at Clav., Jan. 9, 1773; 

sps Tobias V. Deusen, Annatjen Spoor, his wife; 
m June 26, 1796, Barbara Sharp. 

Fifth Generation 89 

io2T^ MARTEN VAN DEUSEN, son of (36) Robbert Van 

Deusen and Christiana Roorpagh of Livingston; b at Clave- 
rack, bp at Kinderhook, Jan. 29, 1737; ra at Livingston, N. 
v., Nov. I, 1764, Elizabeth Oostrander; b at Rhinebeck, 
N. Y. He served in the Eighth, Albanv Co. Mil., during the 
Rev. War. He d May 2S, 1S15 (25?) 

i Matthev/, bp at Clav., Sept. i, 1765; sps Robert Van 
Deusen, Christina Roorbagh; m (ist) Lucrctia 
Bortles; (2d) Christina Spoor. 
ii Marytje, bp at Clav., Mar. 22, 1767; sps Robert Van 
Deusen, Marvtje Oostrander, his wife; m Feb. 25, 
17S3, Peter Bortles. 
iii Christyntje, bp at Liv., Feb. 19, 1769; sps Isaac 
Spoor and wife, Christina Van Deusen; m (ist) 
Jesse Woodward, (2d) Elisha Woodward, 
iv Jacobus, bp at Germantown, Feb. 3, 1771; sps To- 
bias and Geertruy Van Deusen; m at Clav., Aug. 
14, 1 79 1, Sanje Postkerk. 

216 v Robert, bp at Clav., July 13, 1773; sps Tobias R, 

and Catharine V. Deusen; m (ist) at Clav., Apr. 
9, 1797, Polly Horton, (2d) Grizell 

217 vi Adam, bp at Genn'n., Dec. 31, 1775; sps Adam and 

Lyntjen V: Deusen; ma 1796, Rebecca Jordan, 
vii Cornelia, b Mar. iS, bp at Clav., Apr. 22, 1778; sps 

Tobias and Cornelia van Deusen; m May 27, 1799, 

(224) Johannes T. Van Deusen. 
viii James, b a 17S0. 

ix Harriet, b a 17S2 ; m Peter Salpaugh. 
X Lyman, b a 1784. 
xi Lucretia, b a 1786; m Storms. 

218 xii William W., b Aug. 17, 1792; m Jttne 4, 1814, Catha- 

lina De Forest. It has not been proved beyond 
question whether this is a son of Marten Van Deu- 

103 BARENT VAN DEUSEN, son of (36) Robbert Van 
Deusen and Christiana Roorpaugh (Roorbach) ; bp Aug. 17 
i7',o, at Livingston; m a 1765, Jenneke Schut. 
^ Earent was a member of Col. Robert Van Rensselaer's 
i^ighth Regt., Albany Co. Militia, during the Revolution 
(L. L. R.). He and his sister Christina, with her husband, 
Isaac Spoor, were received by letter into the Reformed Dutch 
Church of Claverack, Sept. 29, 1769. His will, dated Aug. 15, 

90 Van Deursen Family 

1825, was pro Oct. 25, 1S25. His wife had died prior to that 

Res: Livingston Manor and Palatine, N. Y. 

Children, bp at Livingston and Claverack: 

219 i Robert, bp Mar. 29, 1767, at L. ; sps James Van Deu- 

scn, and Lisabeth Smith, his wife; m a 1790, Betsy 
ii Tobias, bp Mar. 26, 1769, at C; sps Tobias Van Deu- 
sen and Eegje Schut. 

220 iii Myndert, bp Jan. 15, 1771, at L.; sps Salomon Schut 

and Sara Lommes, his v/ife; ma 1793, Maria Lum- 

221 iv Cathrina, bp Jan. 26, 1774, at L.; sps Tobias and 

Cathrina V. Deusen ;m a 1800, Bartholomew Acker. 
V I\Iiram b a 1776. 

104 CHRISTIANA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (36) Robbert 
Van Deusen and Christina Roorpagh (Roorbach) ; bp at 
Claverack, Oct. 17, 1742 ;d Sept. 21, 1829, bur at Clav. ; m Mar. 
12, 1763, Isaac Spoor, son of Abraham Spoor; bp Aug. 16, 
1 741 (See Spoor Gen.). 

Children, bp at Livingston: 
i Geesje Spoor, b Mar. 25, bp May 5, 1765 ; sps Barent Van 

Deusen, Geesje Bresje; m Frederick Ham. Issue: 

Christiana Ham, b 6 Apr. 17 89. 
ii Robert Spoor, bp Sept. 13, 1767; sps Robert Van Deusen 

and wife, Christina Roorbach; m Catharine Harder 

b Feb. II, 1778 ; d Apr. 3, 1844. 
iii Christina Spoor, b Apr. 13, bp May 13, 1769; sps Jan 

Decker and Christina Spoor, his wife. 
iv Catlyna (Cathryna) Spoor, bp Jan. 15, 1771 ; sps Jan Hal- 

enbeck and Catlyna Spoor, his wife. 

105 TOBIAS R. VAN DEUSEN, son of (36) Robbert Van 
Deusen and Christina Roorbach of Livingston, N. Y. ; bp there 
May 21, 1748; m there (ist) in 1771 Hannah Spoor, dau of 
Abraham Spoor and Geesje Bresie; bp at Liv. Oct. 12, 174S; 
d April 18, 178S; (2d) at Clav. Feb. 15, 17S9, Lintje Van 
Deusen, dau of (92) Robert T. Van Deusen and Marytje 
Oostrander; bp Feb. 15, 1716; d Dec. 8, 1799. Tobias d Oct. 
27, 1802, at which time he was a resident of Hudson, N. Y. 
His v/ill, dated Aug. 29, 1802, was probated Dec. 29, 1S02. 

Res: Hudson, N. Y., in 1802. Oc: Innkeeper. 
Children, all by first wife: 

222 i Robert T., b Oct. 23, bp at Liv., Oct. 31, 1773; sps 

Fifth Generation 91 

Robert Van Deusen and Christina Roorbach, his 
wife; m at Clav., Mar. 3, 1795, Catlinje Spoor. 

223 ii Dirk (Richard), b Apr. 25, bp at Liv., May 6, 1775; 

sps Dirck Spoor and wife, Christina Bresy; m Mar. 
17, 1800, Rebecca Herder. (The correct trans- 
lation of the Dutch "Dirk" is Theodore, though 
it is usually mistranslated Richard (Verstceg) ). 

224 iii Johannes T., b Jan. 26, bp at Liv., Feb. 11, 1777; 

sps Johannes V. Deusen, Sophia Rohrbach, his 
wife; m (ist) at Clav., May 27, 1799, Cornelia Van 
Deusen, dau of (102) Martin Van Deusen and 
Elizabeth Ostrander;m (2d) a 1822, Esther Wood- 

225 iv Christina, b Mar. 31, bp at Clav., Apr. 18, 1779; sps 

Isaac Spoor, Christina van Deusen; m Nov. 11, 
1804, John De La Matre. 

226 v Maria, b'May 21, bp at Liv., June 17, 1781 ; sps Wil- 

lem and Maria Hollenbeek; m a 1805, Jacob Es- 

227 vi James T., b July 11, bp at Liv., Aug. 2, 1783; sps 

James Van Deusen, Elizabeth Smith; m Feb. 21, 
1S08, Anas Hathaway. 
22S vii Abraham T., b Dec. 23', 1785; bp at Clav., Jan. 29, 
1786; sps Abraham and Sophia Spoor; m July 
6, 1808, Arianje Van Deusen, dau of (197) Mat- 
thew Van Deusen and ^.ladelene Bechtel. 

106 ABRAHAM R. VAN DEUSEN, son of (36) Rpbbert 
Van Deusen and Christiana Roorbach; b a 17 50; mat Kinder- 
hook Oct. 23, 177 1, Geertje Van Deusen, dau of (34) ?\Iarten 
Van Deusen and his second wife, Zara Gardenier. During 
the Revolutionary War he served in the Eighth Regt., Albany 
Co. Militia, under Col. Robert Van Rensselaer; in which regi- 
ment there were sixteen other Van Deusens. He was a deacon 
in the church at Claverack for many years. His will was dated 
Sept. 14, 1S15 (Book D, p. 508). 

Res: Livingston Manor. 6c: Farmer. 
229 i Christina, bp at Liv., Aug. 23, 1772; sps Robbert 

Van Deusen and wife, Christiana Roorbach; m May 

15, 1796, Amazie Huyck. 
-30 ii Alida, bp at Clav., Jan. 24, 1775; sps Marden V. 

Deusen and wife, Elizabeth Ostrander; m a 1795 

Petrus Rossman. 
231 iii Jacob, b Feb. 20, bp at Clav., Mar. 9, 1777 ; sps Jacob 

92 Van Deursex Family 

Van Detisen and wife, Annatje; m a 1799, Clarissa 
iv Catharina, b Feb. i, bp at Clav., Feb. 21,1779; sps 
Tobias and Catharina Van Deusen. 

232 V Rachel, b Jan. 13, bp at Clav., Jan. 21, 17S1; sps 

William West, Maritje Van Deusen; m Nov. 11, 
1798, Isaac Vosburg. 

233 vi Cornelia, b Mar. i, bp at Clav., May 11, 1783; sps 

Tobias and Cornelia Van Deusen; m Nov. 2, 1802, 
Frederick Rossman. 

234 vii Robert A., b Aug. 17, 1785; bp at Hillsdale; sps 

Tobias Van Deusen, Hanna Spoor; m June 9, 18 10, 
Catharine Tremper. 

235 viii Abraham A., b Nov. 23, 1787; bp at Clav., Jan. 27, 

17S8; sps parents ; m Jan. 19, 181 2, Polly Barthcl. 

ix Polly, b Dec. 13, 1789; bp at Clav., Jan. 17, 1790; 
sps Jacob Simon. Gretje Keller; m at Clav., June 
26, 1814, Michael Gardner. She was a widow in 
1838, w^hen she was received as a charter mem- 
ber of the Reformed Dutch Church at Mellenville, 
from the church at Claverack. Issue : Obed Gard- 
ner, b Nov. 12, 181 2; bp at Churchtown Jan. 17, 
1813; sps Peter F. Rossman, Alida 

X Gertje, b Feb. 8, bp at Clav., Mar. 9, 1793; sps pa- 

xi Linje, b June 14, bp at Clav., Aug. 16, 1795; sps 
Tobias and Linje Van Deusen. 

xii Nelly, b June 6, bp at Clav., July 10, 1796; sps Jan 
Schutz, Nelly Eggelston; m Jan. 8, 1820, John 

107 JOHANNES VAN DEUSEN, son of (37) Mattheus 
Van Deusen and Engeltie Slingerland of Albany; bp there 
Feb. 27, 1717; m there Apr. 19, 1745, Maria (Marytie) 
WiXNE, bp Dec. 9, 1722 ; dau of Peter, Jr., and Rachel Winnc. 
In the marriage record he is named "John." 

Johannes Van Deusen was an office holder most of his hfe 
in the community of Albany; in his day grown to a town of 
considerable importance. In 1752 he was made fire master 
of the Third Ward, and in 1780 he was a Justice. During the 
Revolution he served in the Second Regt., Albany Co. Militia 
(Land Bounty Rights). 

Res: Albany. Oc: Carpenter. 

Children', bp at Albany: 

Fifth Generation 93 

236 i Mattheus, bp Feb. 16, 1746; ?ps Arent and Geer- 

truid V. Deiisen; ma 1770 Corneia Van Wie. 

237 ii Pieter, bp Nov. 22, 1747; sps Pieter Winne, Rachel 

Van Alen; m Dec. 10, 1769, Catharina Van Wie. 

iii Arent, bp May 13, 1753; sps Arent van Deusen, 
Treyntie Waldron; m (ist) Dec. 8, 1798, Geertruy 
Hilfebrand, wid of Wendell Hillebrant; (2d) April 
29, 1807, Elshe Leonard, wid of John. Arent Van 
Deusen was a member of Capt. Tennis Slinger- 
land'vS Comp., Col. Philip P. Schuyler's P-egt., 
Rev. War; also of Capt. Abraham Livingston's 
Comp., Col. Marinus Willet's Regt., the Levies. 

iv George, bp at Athens Aug. 26, 1784 (64?). 

loS ARENT (AARON) VAN DEUSEN, son of (37) Mat- 
theus Van Deusen and Engeltje Slingerland; bp in Albany, 
April 19, 1719; m April 20, 1745, Cath.\rina Waldrox, dau 
of William Waldron and Elizabeth Beekman; bp Sept. 23, 

Avigust 20, 1767, he was a member of Capt. Bernardus 
Bratt's Company, being in the first ward of the City of Albany 
(Report Historian State N. Y., 1897, Colonial Series, Vol. 11); 
also served under Col. Abraham Cuyler in the Albany County 
Militia during the Rev. War (Land Bounty Rights, New York 
in the Revolution, p. 222). 

Children, bp in Albany: 

i Engeltje, bp Feb. 22, 1747; sps Jan and Engeltje 
Van Deusen; d y. 

238 ii Elisabeth, bp Jan. 22, 1749; sps William and Elis- 

abeth Waldron; m Mar. iG, 1770, William Dunbar 

239 iii Engeltje, bp Oct. 27, 1751; sps Cocnraed and Geer- 

truy Loeck; ma 1772, Johannes Van Hoesen. 

109 JAN VAN DEUSEN, son of (38) Jan Van Deusen and 
Hillegonda Roosa; b in Kingston, N. Y., and bp there ivlay i, 
1720; m (ist) July 4, 1 741, Cornelia Wynkoop, bp at Kings- 
ton, Mar. 17, 171 7; dau of Cornelius Wynkoop and Hendrika 
Newkirk of Marbletown, N. Y. (see Miscellaneous and Related 
Families) ; (2d) Rachel 

Jan was a member in 1738 of the Foot Company of Militia 
of Hurley, Ulster Co., under the command of "Cornelius 
Wine Coop," and a Lieut, in the First Regt., Ulster County 
Militia, Col. Johannes Snyder, during the Revolution. He 
was Paymaster of the Third Regt. under Col. John Cantine 

94 Van Deursen Family 

and Col. Levi Pawling; also Quartermaster, probably under 
the same commanders. He was Lieut, and Paymaster to 
Col. Pawling 's Regt. of New Levies in 17S4. By occupation 
he was a blacksmith, residing at Hurley, according to his will, 
which was dated Sept. 17, 1781, and probated Apr. 25, iSoi' 
and in which he mentions wife, Rachel, and three youngest 
children. The date of his second marriage is not known, nor 
whether his children were all borne by his first wife, as seems 
probable from the names of their sponsers. 

Children, bp at Kingston: 
i Henrica, bp May 23, 1742; sps PhilHppus du Mon, Hcn- 
rica Nieuvv'kerk, wife of Cornells Wynkoop, Catharine 
Wynkoop; not mentioned in father's will. 
ii Henderika, bp Sept. 2, 1744; sps Henderika Nieuwkerk; 

not mentioned in will of father. 
iii Johannes, bp May 19, 1746; sps Phillippus de Mon, Elisa- 
beth AVynkoop. 
iv Catharina, b Mar. 9, bp Mar. 11, 1750; sps Luykas Elmen- 
dorf, Lea "Wynkoop; m Jan. 6, 1791, Solomon Eltinge, 
b in New Paltz. "Zolomon, bp 2 May, 1742, son of 
Josia Eltinge (Roelof ■, Jan ') and ]\Iagdelena Du Bois, 
dau of Solomon Du Bois and Tryntje Gerritse (Fonck- 
en), m S Jan., 1792 (Olde Ulster, Vol. 3, p. 15&). 
Catharina d May 31, 1799, and Solomon on July 19. 
1809; both are bur at Hurley. No children recorded 
at Kingston. 
V Maria, b Sept. 9, bp Sept. 16, 1753; sps Johannes Dubois 
and wife Judik Wynkoop; m Apr. 29, 1796, Henry De 
Witt of Marbletown. She d May 29, 1813, and v/as bur 
at Hurley. 

no W'lLHELMUS VAN DEUSEN, second son of (38) 
Jan Van Deusen and Hillegonde (Hulda) Roosa, of Hurley, 
Ulster Co., N. Y.; bp at Kingston, Jan. 6, 1723; m a 1750, 
Christina Kittle (Ketelhuyn). In 1760 he was officer 
of the Highway in Rhinebeck, and in 1767 a member of Cap- 
tain Abraham Van Aernam's Company of i^Iilitia in the Col- 
ony of Rensselaerswyck, where he then resided. Pie owned 
one hundred and fifty acres of land on the East side of Hudson 
River, deeded to him. In the Census of 1790 he is recorded 
as having two sons. 

Children, bp at Albany: 

240 i Annatie, b a 1755; ma 1776, Philip De Foreest. 

241 ii Cornelius, b Mar. 14, bp Apr. 11, 1764; sps Cornelis 


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Insert on page 95 Van Deusen Family Vol. I. 

242. Lena Van Deusf.n, b. Aug. 24, 17G6 ; mar. Henry 
A. Miller and not Pieter Wiessmer, Jr. as indicated on 
page 95. Lena died May 3, 184S and is buried witli lier 
husband Henry A. Miller in Richfield Hill cemetery at 
Millers Mills, Herkimer Co., X. Y. Henry A. :\[iller 
was the son of Andrew ^Miller, founder of Millers Mills 
and both served in the Revolution. 

Children of Henry A. and Lena (Van Deusen) Miller 
are listed on the correction sheet on page 176. 

Reference: "Genealogy, Descendants of Andrew Miller of Millers 
Mills, N. Y." by Doris Miller Schneider, 3S2 Fairview Ave., Win- 
netka, lU., pages 14. 39 and 40. Copies on file at Library of Congress, 
Newberry Library, Chicago, and others. 

Fifth Generation 95 

V. Deusen, Lea Van Deusen; m a 1786, Margaret 

242 iii Lena, b Aug. 24, bp Sept. 21, 1766; sps John 1. and 

Maria Beekman; she prob m a 1787, Pieter Wiess- 
mer, Jr. 

111 ANDRIES (ANDREW) VAN DEUSEN, son of (41) 
Gysbert (Gilbert) Van Deusen and Annetje Ten Broek; bp 
in N. Y., June 9, 17 28; ni April 24, 1751, Elisabeth Ute 

Children, bp in New York : 

i Andries, bp Mar. 4, 1752; sps Johannes Ott, Lea 
Van Deursen, j. d.; m Feb. 15, 1773, Emilia Early. 

ii Gysbert, bp ^lar. 13, 1754; sps Mattheus Ott, An- 
netje ten Broek, huis v. v. Gysbert v. Deursen. 

iii Maria, bp Mar. 16, 1757; sps Jonas Ott. Aaltje Van 
Deursen, j. d. 

243 iv Matthew, b Sept. 2, 1759; m Dec. 24, 17S3, Lydia 

V John, b a 1762; m in Christ Church, Phila., Pa., Oct. 

2, 1787, Rachel Hudle. 
vi Rachel, b a 1764; m in Christ Church, Phila., Pa., 

Apr. 26, 1794, Joseph Michael. 

112 ANNETJE VAN DEURSEN, dau of (41) Gysbert 
(Gilbert) Van Deusen and Hanna Ten Broek of New York; 
bp there Aug. 29, 1736; m Sept. 26, 1751 (1757?), Petrus 
Louw, of Middlesex, N. J., who served in the First and Second 
Ulster Co. Regts. (Land Bounty Rights). 

Children, bp in New York: 

Rachel Louw, bp June 25, 1760; sps Hendrikus Kip, 
Helena Louw, z. h. v. 

Jannetje Louw, bp July 14, 1762; sps Cornelius Clopper, 
Jur., Rachel Louw, z. h. v. 

Elizabet Louw, bp Aug. 26, 1764; sps "Vader en moeder" 
(Father and mother). 

Ariaantje Louw, bp July 10, 1768; sps Lukas Roome, 
Aaltje Sebring, z. h. v. 
V William Louw, bp Aug. 5, 1770; sps WiUiam Van Deur- 
sen, Anna Stryker, z. h. v., who were residents of New 

SEN), son of (41) Gysbert Van Deursen and Hanna Ten 

96 Van Deuksex Family 

Broek of New York; bp there Nov. 4, 1739; m Oct. 19, i;;:;, 
Neeltje Van Antwerp, who d Oct. 23, 1833. 

During the War of the Revolution he served as Corpor?.! 
in Capt. Abraham Veeder's Company, and as Sergeant ir: 
Capt. Gerrit Putnam's Company, Third Regt., Try on Co. 
Militia. On Oct. 7, 1795, Gilbert Vandeurscn was Cornet in 
First-Lieut. Abraham Coyne's Company of Horse, Lieut-Col. 
John Newkirk's Regt., Gen. Volkert Veeder's Brigade; Mont- 
gomery County. 

In the Census of iSoo he had one daughter, and then resided 
in Johnstown, N. Y. His will, dated Dec. 28, 1S31, was pro- 
bated Sept. 5, I S3 2. 

Children, bp at Fonda, N. Y.: 

i Annatje, b Mar. 7, bp Apr. 9, 1776; sps John and 
Annatje Van Antwerpen; m Nov. 20, 1802, Evert 
Van Eps. 

244 ii Andries, b Dec. 17, bp Dec. 23, 1777; sps Abrani 

and Annatje Veeder; m Oct. 7, 1804, Annvte 

iii Elisabeth, b Nov. 22, bp Dec. 19, 1779; sps Johannes 

and Catrina Van Antwerp; m Dec. 20, 1800, John 

iv Adam, b a 1781. 
V Nancy, b a 1783 ; m Feb. 14, 1802, John Cromwell. 

245 vi Jacob, b Jvily 30, 1784; m Jan. 17, 1S08, Gertiiide 

Van Alstine. 

246 vii Harmanus, b May 17, 1787 ; sps Albert and Elisabeth 

Veeder; m (ist) May 9, or 16, 1809, Margaret 
Dockstader, (2d) May 31, 1825, Maria Homing. 
viii Matthew, b a 17SS. 

247 ix John, b 1789; name of wife not known. 

248 X Arent, b Aug. 21, 1792; m a 181 4, Hannah R. Wag- 


249 xi Simon, b Nov. 15, 1793 or 1794; m (ist) May 25, 

181 5, Nancy Hansen, (2d) Feb. 26, 1818, Mary 

250 xii Abraham G., b 1795; m (1st) Dec. 29, 1819, Caty 

Davis, (2d) a 1S30, Cornelia 

xiii Catharine, b Oct. 6, 1796; m Martin Beekman 
Brinkerhoff. Had dau Elizabeth Brinkerhot?. 

114 ANNETJE VAN DEURSEN, dau of (41) Gysbert 
(Gilbert) Van Deursen and Hanna Ten Broek of New York; 
bp there April 14, 1742; m a 1762, George Dean of Albany. 

Fifth Gener.\tion 97 

Children, bp in Albany: 

i Abraham Dean, b April 13, bp Apr. 13, 1766; sps Corne- 
lius Cadmus, Anna Lansing; d y. 

ii Abraham Dean, b Oct. 8, bp Oct. 10, 1770; sps Jacob and 
Engeltie V. Deusen; d y. 

ill Abraham Dean, bp Feb. 7, 1773; sps Jacob and Engeltie 
V. Deusen. 

iv Rachel Dean, b Jan. 31, bp Feb. 7, 1773; sps Anthony 
and Pietertie Bratt. 

115 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (44) Geurt Hen- 
drickse Van Deusen and Elisabeth Ploeg; bp at Kingston, N. 
Y., Oct. 24, 1736; m Nov. 15, 1774, at Schaghticoke, N. Y., 
Nellie Van Bomel. He prob served in the Sixth Regt., 
Dutchess County Militia, during the Revolution. 

Children, bp at Schaghticoke; 
i Gerrit, b Mar 30, 1775; sps Gerrit Van Bomel, Antje 

ii Margrieta, b Nov. 10, 1777. 
iii James, b Aug. 6, 1780. 
iv Anna, b May 12, 1783. 

116 JACOMYNTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (44) Geurt 
Hendrickse Van Deusen and Elisabeth Ploeg; bp at Livings- 
ton Jan. 23, 1739; m a 1760, Abraham Scherp. 

Res: Schaghticoke, N. Y. 
Children, bp Schaghticoke, N. Y. : 
i Jacobus Scherp, b June 8, bp Sept. 11, 1766; sps Johs. 

and Elisabeth Fort, 
ii Catharina Scherp, b Apr. 27, 1769; sps Gerrit Lansing, 

Sarah Sharp, 
iii Neeltjc Scherp, b Dec. 11, 1770, bp June 6, 1771; sps 
Gerrit and Antje Vn. Bommelen. 

IV Sara Scherp, b June 17, 1773; sps Harma Tayler, Rachel 


V Andries Scherp, b Mar. 28, 1775; sps Gerrit Van Ness, 

Eegjc Scherp. 
vi Jacob Scherp, b May 4, 1777. 

^117 JACOMYNTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (45) Isaac 
Van Deusen and Fiche (Sophia) Burghardt of Kinderhook, 
^. Y., and, later, of Great Barrington, Mass.; b March 10, 
J 730; m a 1750, Reykert (Richard) Huyck. She d Jan. 
27. 1800 (See her father's will, probated April 6, 1796). 

98 Van Deursen Family 

Res: Columbia Co., N. Y. 
i Geesie Huyck, b Oct. i, bp at Albany, Nov. ii, 175 v, sps 

Jacobus and Lydia Valkenburg. 
ii Lambert Pluyck, b Sept. 10, 1755. 
iii Isaak Hiiyck, b June 23, bp at Kin.. July 17, 1757; sps 

Isaak and Lena Van Deusen. 
iv Johannes Huyck, b Oct. 5, bp at Kin., Oct. 13, 1759; sps 

Johannes J. and Catharina Huyk. 
V Feytje Huyck, b May 5, bp at Kin., June 6, 1762; sps 

Jacob Van Deusen, Fytje Borgat. 
vi Annatje Huyck, b Oct.'i, bp at Kn., Oct. 13, 1764; sps 

Luycas Goes, Lisabeth Huyck. 
vii Eva Huyck, b Mar. 23, bp at Kin., Apr. 26, 1767; sps 

Pieter Burgart, Eva Huyck. 
viii Abraham fluyck, b Jan. 22, bp at Kin., Mar. 11, 1770; 

sps Abraham and Fytje Van Hoesen. 
ix Andrew Huyck, b Mar. 22, 1774. 
X Petie Huyck, m Gore. 

118 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (45) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Fiche Burghardt of Van Deusenville, Berkshire 
County, Mass.; b at Kinderhook, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1733; d Nov. 
25, 1810; m July 27, 1768, Gesie Burghardt, dau of Garret 
and Mary Burghardt. She was bur June 25, 1787. He 
may have been the Abraham Van Deusen who served as 
a Private in Capt. Henry Tiebout's Company of Col. Goose 
Van Schaick's Regt. (First New York) in 1781. He resided 
near Monument Mountain, Gt. Barrington, Mass., where he 
was occupied in farming. 

i Jemima, b Oct. 20, 1768; d Sept. 24, i8i5;m in 1790, 
Michael Spoor. 
250a ii Malle, b at Gt. Barrington, Aug. 11, 1770; m Sept. 
24, 1792, John Rogers, 
iii Fiche, b Sept. 20, 1772 ;d Mar. 18, 1796. 
iv Garret, b July 27, 1776; d Jan. 3, 1787. 
V Isaac, b Jan. 18, 1779. 
vi Hendrick, b Nov. 10, 17S3; d Oct. 5, 1784. 

119 COENRAD VAN DEUSEN, son of (45) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Fiche Burghardt; b Feb. 4, bp at Kinderhook, 
N. Y., Feb. 23, 1735; m Oct. 29, 1763, Rachel Hallenbeck; 
b March 3 or Nov. 3, 1743; d Aiig. 6, 1825; he d Dec. 28, 1S18. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. Oc: Farmer. 

Fifth Generation 99 


i Fiche, b Aug. 27, 1764; d Aug. 31, 1S16; m Dec. 14, 
17S5, Lambert Burghardt. b May 12, 1751; d ^lay 
I, 1S21. 

ii Catharina, b June 28, 1767; d Aug. 6, 1829; m Feb. 
26, 1 7 89, Andrew Burghardt. Issue: Henr\- 
Burghardt. b Feb. 5, 1791; d Nov. 30, 17S6; Elea- 
nor Burghardt, b Jan. 15. 179-; d Jan. 5, 1S52; 
John Burghardt, b June 13, 17 98. 

251 iii Isaac, b May 26, 1773; m Dec. 2, 1S04, Lucretia 


252 iv John, b Oct. 18, 1775; m Apr. iS, iSoi, Rebecca De 


V Gesie, b Jan. 5, 177S; d unm Apr. 5, 181 8. 

vi Lana, b Aug. 26, 1780; d April 10, 1S54; m Aug. 12, 
1S16, Joseph Sharts, Isl. D. Issue: Frederick 
Hauser Sharts, b May 12, 181 7; Lovina Rachel 
Sharts, b Dec. 12, 1821; Gesie Sharts. 

vii Jacob Hallenbeck, b Jan. 20, 1783; d May 23, 1S56. 
He was a member of the State Legislature for two 
terms; vrarden of the Episcopal Church for many 
years, and a great road builder. He built the 
principal roads in the county. 

120 JOHN I. VAN DEUSEN, son of (45) Isaac Van Deu- 
sen and Fiche Burghardt of Gt. Barrington, Berkshire Co., 
Mass.; b there March 19, 1737, and d at Canajoharie, N. Y., 
Jan. 13, 1820; bur in the Buel churchyard; m June i, 1762, 
Catherine Hollenbeck, vrho d Aug, 4, 1789, aged 46 years. 

He was private in Capt. George King's Co., Col. Hopkin's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt., for 15 days in July, 1776. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 


i Fiche, b a 1765 ;m Mar. 16, 1785, Isaac Houck. 

253 ii John, b Mar. 31, 1767; m (ist) Feb. 22, 17S9, Han- 

nah Huyck; (2d) Jan. 28, 1796, Rhoda Tuller. 

254 iii Isaac, b July 12, 1769; m 1790, Eva Huyck. 

255 iv "William, b Sept. 6, 1772; m Jan. 3, 1794, Hannah 

Spencer. ^ 

256 V Conrad, b Aug. 3, 1775; m Jan. 13, 1801, Hannah 


257 vi ]\Iichael, b Jan. 27, i77S;m Feb. 14, 180S, Christina 

vii Cate, b a 17S1. 
viii Margaret, b a 1784. 

100 Van Deursex Family 

121 MATTHEW VAN DEUSEN, son of (45) Isaac Van 
Deuscn and Fiche Burgbardt of Great Barrington, Mass.; b 
there Aug. 12, 1740; d May 7, 1S07; m Aug. 27, 1761, Eliza- 
beth Vax Wormer; b Feb. 20, 1747; d Oct. 7, 1S33. After 
death of Matthew, wid remarried "Deacon Nye." In July, 
1 771, Matthew was an Ensign in Col. John Ashley's regt. 
(Letter of July 24, 1906, Secy of State, ]Mass.) 

Res: Lee, Mass. Oc: Fanner and land owner. 

i Isaac, b a 1762 ; d at age of S years. 

ii Peter, b a 1764. 

258 iii Laurence, b 1766; m a 1787, Christine Hollenbeck. 
iv Mary, b 1769 ; m Braman. 

259 V Grace, b Jan. 12, 1775; m Jan. 17, 1793, Walley 


260 vi Matthew, b a 1777; ni Nov. 9, 1800, Betsey Braman. 

261 vii Fiche, b Jan. 10, 1788; m Aug. 30, iSio, Robert 
- ' - Moses Ashley. 

122 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, fifth son of (45) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Fiche Burghardt of Great Barrington, Mass.; b 
July 15, 1741; bp at Athens, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1742; d May 26, 
181 2, at Williams Mansion; m Nov. 4, 1787, Mary Laird; b 
Mar. 22, 1754; d Sept. 13, 1836. He was a member of the 
Committee of Safety of Great Barrington, Mass., in 1776 
(Hist. Gt. Barrington, by Taylor, p. 240). 

Res: Great Barrington, Mass. 

262 i Isaac, b May 12, 1788; m Jan. i, 1809, Lavina L, 

ii Fiche, b Jan. 12, 1792; d Jan. 22, 1812. 
iii Rachel, b July 30, 1794; d Apr. 4, 1812. 

123 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (45) Isaac Van Deu- 
sen and Fiche Burghardt of Gt. Barrington, Mass.; bp at 
Athens, N. Y., Feb. iS, 1744; m Oct. i, 1765, Katharine 
Spoor, dau of Jacob Spoor; b Nov. 20, 1744; d May 4, 1794- 
He served 16 days in Capt. Hewit Root's Co., Col. Ashley's 
regt., in July, 1777 (Secy, of State's letter to author, dated 
July, 1906) ;d April 11, 1816. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 

263 i Isaac, b Apr. 5, 1767; m Jan. 15, 1789, Christina 

Spoor, dau of Nicholas Spoor and Sarah Hollen- 

Fifth Generation 101 

264 ii Jacob, b June 17. 1770; m Julv II, 1793, Jane Hollen- 


265 iii Abraham, b Aug. 6. 1772; m (ist) Aug. 17, 1793, 

Sarah Spoor; (2d) Nov., 1S39, Taphenas Candee of 

266 iv Matthew, b Mar. 9, 1777; m Electa Waimvright a 


124 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (47) Jacob Van 
Deusen and Lena Vosburgh of Amenia, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 
b there a 1737 ; m a 1760, Eleanor Van Brummel. 

According to a deed executed by him and his v.ife on Dec. 
17, 1797, he inherited a part of his father's farm in the to^vn 
of Amenia, which he sold to Lawrence Belding of the town of 
Washington, Dutchess Co., N. Y. The land is described by 
metes and bounds, contained 43 acres and sold for $873 
and five dimes. At that date he removed to Cayuga Count}-._ 

At the Census of 1790 his family consisted of two sons of 
16 years and upwards, two under 16 years, and four daughters. 
Ke served in Captain Vail's company of Col. Graham's Militia 
during the Revolutionary "War. 

Res: Amenia and Cayuga Co. Oc: Farmer. 


267 i Henry, b a 1760; m a 1782 or 3, Mary Loop. 

268 ii Jacob, b a 1770; m a 1791, Edith Palmer. 

269 iii Richard, b in 1777; ma 1798, Hannah Famam. 

iv John Dvkeman, b at Scipio, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1798; 
d at Crow Lake, So. Dak., Aug. 22, 1885; m June 
18, 1829, at Scipio, Betsey Ann Alward, b Aug. 9, 
1810, at Scipio; d Beloit, Wis., Sept. 17, 1899; dau 
of William Alward and Betsey Cross of Busking 
Ridge, N. J. Issue: George; Ellen; Mary. 

125 MATTHEVv' VAN DEUSEN, son of (47) Jacob Van 
Deusen and Lena Vosburgh, b a 1739 in Amenia, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y.; m a 1760, Jane Belden, dau of Silas Belden and 
Janetie Knickerbocker. He served in the Rev. War, in the 
Sixth Dutchess Co. Militia, Col. Morris Graham and Col. Ros- 
well Hopkins (B. L. R.). His will was probated Oct. 10, 1806. 

Res: Amenia. Oc: Farmer. 

i John, b a 1762; served in Sixth Regt., Dutchess 

Co. Militia, War of Rev. (L. B. R.). 
ii Mary, b a 1764; ma 1781, James Tanner. Issue: 
Mary Tanner, b Feb. 7,1782, bp Feb. 6, 1783; 

102 Vax Deursex Family 

William Tanner, b Dec. 8, 1783, bp May 13, 1784, 
at Anienia. 

270 iii Jane, b Nov. 12, 1770; m a 17SS, Jesse Doolittle. 

iv Abigal, b a 1773; m Silas Dutcher, b Dec. 15, 
1776; d Dec. 2, 1806; son of Christopher Dutcher 
and Mary Belden (See Miscellaneous and Related 

271 V Dirck (Richard), b Nov. 24,1775; ma 1796 Betsv 


272 vi Jacob D., b Sept. iS, 1777; :n a 1800, Nancy Smith, 
vii Jemima, b a 17S0. 

viii Sarah, b a 17S2. 

126 DATA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (48) Matheus Van Deu- 
sen and Rachel Huyck; bp at Albany Jan. 21, 1741 ; m Nov. 
II, 1761, Thomas Hun, bp r\Iay 19, 1736, son of Dirck and 
Margrietje Hun. 

Children, bp in Albany: 
i Cathalyntie Hun, b Aug. 26, bp Sept. 5, 1762; sps Dirk 

and Margarita Hun; m Dec. 14, 17S5, Henr\' Van Ben- 

thuysen. He d June 8, 1S34. She d Aug. 13, 1S41. 
ii Rachel Hun, b July 4, bp July 15, 1764; sps Willem and 

Saratie De Foreest. 
iii Dirk Hun, b June 19, bp June 19, 1768; sps Dirk and 

Margarita Hun. 
iv Rachel Hxin, b Oct. 19, bp Oct. 24, 1773; sps Willem and 

Saartie Hun ; m Fonda. 

127 ANNATJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (48) Matheus Van 
Deusen and Rachel Huyck; bp June 5, 1743, at Coxsackie; m 
Nov. 29, 1764, John Van Hoesen, a farmer of Albanv Countv, 
N. Y. 

Children, bp at Kinderhook: 

i Mattheus Van Hoesen, bp Feb. 9, 1766; sps Thomas 
Hunne and Batje Van Deusen. 

ii Jurry Van Hoesen, bp May 8, 1768; sps Coenrad and 
Rachel Van Hoesen. 

iii Isaac Van Hoesen, bp Jan. 13, 177 1 ; sps Isaac Van Deu- 
sen and Lena Van Deusen. 

iv Marytje Van Hoesen, bp Jan. i, 1773; sps Lambert Bor- 
gart, Catharina Van Hoesen. 

V Lisabeth Van Hoesen, bp Aug. 27, 1775 ;sps Leendert Van 
Aelsteyn, Lisabeth Goes. 

12S DANIEL VAN DEUSEN, son of (57) Isaac Van Deur- 

Fifth Generation 103 

sen and Anna Waldron; bp at New York Sept. i6, 1716; m in 
173S, Lea^ Hartje, Vv-ho d Feb. 17, 1755, bur in Old Dutch 
Church, N. Y. Daniel became a member of the church at 
Tappan, N. Y., in 1735, and was made a Freeman of New 
York City Nov. 24, 1741 (New York Hist. Coll., Vol. 18, p. 
143). He was a member of Capt. Abraham Boelen's Com- 
pany in 1738, and of Capt. Richard Smith 's Company in April, 
1759. By occupation he was a cooper. 
Children, bp at New York: 

273 i Catharina (Tryntje), bp Aug. 19, 1739, in N. Y. ; 

sps Isaac Van Deursen, Annetje Waldron, syn h. 
v.; m Oct. 4, 1 76 1, John Stagg. 

274 ii Isaac, bp Jan. 24, 1742, in N. Y. ; sps Harmen 

Coerte, Anna v. Deursen; m Apr. 10, 1762, Rachel 
iii Abraham, bp Jan. 9, 1745 ; sps Robbert Zichels, Sara 
Van Deursen, j. d. ; m Elizabeth Smith. 

275 iv Lea, bp Oct. 30, 1748, in N. Y. ; sps David Brouwer, 

Annetje Hartje, z. h. v.;m Mar. 15, 1767, Michael 

129 SARA VAN DEURSEN, dau of (57) Isaac Van Deur- 
sen and Anna Waldron; bp Nov. 15, 1721, in New York; m 
Nov. 17, 1749, Robert Sickles, son of Thomas Sickles and 
J annetje Brevoort, bp N. Y., Nov. 2, 17 15. Both were hv- 
ing in June, 1789. 

Children, bp in New York : 
i Annatje Sickles, bp Sept. 30, 1750; sps Cornelis Siggelse, 

Annatje Waldron, huis v. v. Isaac Van Deursen; d y. 
ii Annatje Sickles, bp Feb. 23, 1752; sps Pieter Heyer, 'An- 
natje V. Deursen, z. huis v. 
iii Zacharias Sickles, bp Oct. 31, 1753 ; sps Cornelius Sickles, 

Eva Bussing, j. d. 
iv Wyntje Sickles, bp Dec. 4, 1755; sps Zacharias Zikkels, 

Catharina Heyer, z. huis v. 
V Sara Sickles, bp June 14, 17 58; sps Daniel Van Deursen, 

Sara de Foreest, h. v. v. Hend. Van de Water. 
vi Metje Sickles, bp June 19, 1763; sps Alexander Forbus, 

Femmetje de Foreest, Wed. v. Andries Gerwer. 
vii Jannetje Sickles, bp April 27, 1766; sps Alexander Forbes, 

Femmetje de Foreest, Wed. Van Andries Geweraar. 

130 JACOB VAN DUZER, son of (59) Jacob Van Deur- 
sen and Helena Van Deursen, of New York; b there Nov. 
-' 1730; bp Feb. 4, 1733; m March 19, 1764, Mary Ashley; b 

104 Van Deursex Family 

Sept. 29, 1745. Jacob signed Rev. pledge July 8, 1775, and 
was killed in iSio by falling from a high bridge. Before the 
taking of the Census of 1790 he had removed to Cormvall. 
Orange Co., X. Y. ^ ?* ; 

Res: Village of Canterbury, Orange Co., N. Y. 


276 i Zachariah, b Feb. 27, 1765; m Feb. 18, 1788, Han- 

nah Smith. 

277 ii John, b Feb. 12, 17 67 ;m Apr. 14, 17S9. Margaret 


278 iii Samuel, b Aug. 29, 1772; m (ist) a 1793, Betsey 

Allison; (2d) Ursula Russell. Nov. 24, 1804. 

279 iv Hannah, b May 11, 17S0; m a 1800, Zeno Carpenter. 

V Caleb, b Aug. 10, 1783 ; m Rebecca Macomber. 

131 THOMAS VAN DEURSEN, son of (61) Abraham 
Van Deursen and Antje Coek, of New Brunswick, N. J.; bp 
there Feb. 25, 1739; d in Dec. 1808; m a 1760, Elizabeth 

His v/ill was dated Oct. 5, 1808, and pro 

in 1809. 

Res: Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J. 
Children, named in father's will, none are recorded as bp 
in the Ref. Du. Ch. of Freehold between 1760 and 1800. 

i Jacob. 

ii Thomas. 

280 iii Robert, b Oct. 25, 1780; m a 1808, Hannah Wilkison. 
iv John. 

V Anna. 

vi Margaret. 
vii Elizabeth. 
viii Rachel. 

132 PHH.IP VAN DEURSEN, son of (64) Johannes Van 
Deursen and Geertje Minthom; bp in New York, Oct. 6, 1725; 
d there Nov. 3, 1757, bur O. D. Ch.; m Aug. 24 or Sept. 25, 
1754, Susanna Blanck; bp N. Y. May 23, 1736; dau of Abra- 
ham Blanck and Maria Lauwrens. On Aug. 29, 1749. ^e was 
granted a Freeman's right (N. Y. Hist. Soc. Coll., Vol. 18, p. 

Res: N. Y. City. Oc: Cordwamer. 
Children, bp in New York : 

281 i Abraham, bp Aug. 27, 1755; sps Abraham Blank, 

Eida vSudam, huis v. v. Isaac Blank; prob m Cor- 
nelia Vredenburgha 1778. 

Fifth Generation 105 

ii Isaac, bp Aug. 21, 1757; sps Isaac Blanck, Maria 
Mills, j.d. 

133 GEERTJE VAN DEURSEN, dau of (64) Johannes 
Van Deursen and Gcertje ^Minthome ; bp in New York, March 
21, 1733; m Nov. 28, 1754, Abr.vham Knickerbakker, prob 
son of Pieter Knickerbakker and wife, Neeltie Freer (See N. 
Y. G. & B. Record, Jan. igoS, p. 42). 

Children, bp in New York : 
i Elizabet Knickerbakker, bp July 2, 1755; sps Harmen 

Knikkebakker, Elizabet Van Deursen, j. d. 
ii Abraham Knickerbakker, bp Mar. 14, 1759; sps Har- 

manus Knikkebakker, Heyltje Ryt, Wed. van J. Ryt. 
iii John Knickerbakker, b Sept. 17, 1768, "about 2*'oclock 

Saturday," bp in First Moravian Church, N. Y. City. 

134 WIBERECH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (65) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Angenetie Faroe of Tappan, N. J., and subse- 
quently of Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y. ; bp at Hackensack, 
N. J., July 17, 1720; m July 2, 1755, Benjamin Demarest. 
She d prior to June 17 17 S3, the date of Isaac's will. 

Res: Bergen Co., N. J. 

Children, bp in Schraalenburg Dutch Church: 

i Jacobus Demarest, bp Sept. 27, 1758; sps David Dema- 
rest, Margritte, his wife. 

ii Grietie Demarest, bp Aug. 3, 1760; sps Isack Bogert, 
Fey a, his wife. 

_'i Mettei Demarest, b Feb. 20, bp Mar. 21, 1762; nospons. 

iv Elisabet Demarest, b Nov. 2, bp Nov. 27, 1763; sps Isack 
Van Duse and his wife. 

V Angenitie Demarest, bp July 19, 1767; sps Samuel Sed- 
man, and wife. 

135 ISAAC VAN DUZER, son of (65) Isaac Van Deur- 
sen and his first wife, Angenetie Faroe; b in Sept. and bp Dec. 
17. 1721, at Hackensack, N. J.; d at Cornwall, N. Y., July 
20, 1798; m a 1755, Jane 

Res: Cornwall, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, from Bible record and will: 
282 i Isaac, b a 1758; m a 1780, Fetitia Mills. . 
•S3 ii Adolphus, b Sept. 19, 1762, m Sept. 25, 1783, Unice 
iii James, b July 24, 1765, prob d y. 
iv Margaret, b Feb. i, 1767, prob d y. 

106 Van Deursen Family 

284 V Mary, b Nov. 27, 1770; m July 9, 17S6, Stephen 


285 vi Benjamin, b Sept. 18, 1772; ma 1792, Elizabeth 

vii IMartha, b June 14, 1776; m Timothy Varian. 

286 viii William (?) b a 17S0; m a 1802. Catherine Remain. 

136 ANGNIETJE VAN DUZER, dau of (65) Isaac Van 
Deuse and his second wife, Elizabeth Rosenboom, of Corn- 
Vv^all, Orange Co., N. Y. ; b at Ramapo, Dec. 9, 1724; m May 8, 
1748, Samuel Sidman, of Newark, N. J. She d Feb. 11, 

Res: New Jersey and Ramapo Valley, N. Y, Oc: Tav- 
ern Keeper and Farmer. 

i Isaak Sidman, b Oct. 6, bp at Second River, or Belle- 
ville, N. J., Nov. 20, 174S; sps Isaak Van Deuse and 

Elisabeth (Rosenboom), grand-parents. 
ii Lisabeth Sidman, bp at Paramus, N. J., Nov. 11, 1750; 

sps Isaack I. Van Deuse and Lisabeth Rosenboom. 
iii Marytje Sidman, b Feb. 4, bp at Paramus I\Iar. 7, 1756; 

sps Benjamin Dernaree and Wybrech (Van Deuse), 

uncle and aunt. 
iv Angonietje, bp Mar. 30, 1760, at Par.; sps Willem and 

Catrina Syourt. 
V John Sidman, bp at Paramus, Apr. 15, 1764; sps Gerrit 

J. and Elsje Hopper. 

137 MARRYTJE VAN DUZER, dau of (65) Isaac Van 
Duzer and Elizabeth Rosenboom, his second wife; b a 1730, 
at Ramapo, N. Y. ; m a 1755, Steven Slot (Steplaen Sloat). 
(See Westerly Family p. 56). 

Res: New Jersey. 

Children, bp at Paramus, N. J.: 

i Isaac Slot, bp Aug. 20, 1758; sps Isack and Lisabeth Van 
Deuse (his grand-parents). 

ii Lisabeth Slot, bp Jan. 25, 1761; sps Isaac and Lisabeth 
Van Deuse (grand-parents). 

iii Marytje Slot, bp June 7, 1767; sps Christiaan Van Deuse 
and Marietje Van Deuse, uncle and aunt of mother; m 
June 28, 1788, Jacobus Westervelt or Westover; b at 
Gloster, N. J., Nov. 12, 1767; bp Nov. 15, 1767, at 
Schraalenburgh ; d in N. Y. City, April 27, 1S37; a dr>' 
goods merchant (Westover & Quackenbush). After 
marriage they lived for some time at Sloatsburg, N. 

Fireplace in the homestead of Captain Christopher Van Duzer at Warwick. Xe-.v York, 

now the home of Gcorfie M. Van Duzer. His children, growing up around 

this old hearthstone, are the fifth generation i>f the Van 

Duzer family that have lived in this house. 

Fifth Generation 107 

Y. ; became members of the Schraalenburgh congre- 
gation, Mar. 24, 1797. Issue: Daniel Westover, b 
at Sloatsburg. Apr. 22, 1789; m Sept. 23, 1S09, Antie 
Brinkerhoft", dau of Gerret; d June i. 1835; no issue; 
Martha Westover, b at Sloatsburg, Apr. 20, 1791; ni 
Dec. 3, iSii, John, son of James Quackenbush and 
Lea Deaaree; d Sept. 25, 1S2S; John Sloat Westover, 
b June 15, 1799; James Westover, b Oct. 8, 1S03; m 
(ist) Mrs. Baldwin, a widow; (2d) June 19, 1831, 
Sarah Ann Thayer; d Feb. 7, 1836; no issue. 

13S CHRISTOPHER VAN DUZER, son of (65) Isaac 
Van Duzer and his second wife, Elizabeth Rosenboom, of 
Cornwall, Orange County, X. Y.; b in 1743; m (ist) Juliana 
Strong, b Jan. 16, 1750; d in 1770; (2d) Juliana Tusten, b 
in 1752 ; the sister of Lt. Col. Benjamin Tusten, who was killed 
by the Indians at the battle of Minisink, N. Y., July 23, 1779. 

Christopher v.-as Captain in the Cornwall Regiment of Foot, 
Col. James Mc Claughn.-; also in the First Orange Co. Regt., 
Col. Jesse Woodhull. His record is a very creditable one, 
having served at Haverstraw, Ramapo, in the Jerseys, Fort 
Montgomery (Oct. 6, 1777), at Minisink, Nev/ Windsor, 
Butler Hill, Xirolls Point, and at Fishkill. His widow, Ju- 
liana, was a Revolutionary pensioner. 

Res: New Windsor, 1802; removed to Warwick in 1807. 

Children, by first wife: 
2S7 i Juliana, b Feb. 8, 1770; m Aug. 10, 17SS, Jacob 

By second wife: 

288 ii Isaac, b Feb. 9, 1773; m June 29, 1794, Keturah 

Reeve, dau of Selah Reeve and Keturah Strong, 
iii Abigal, b Islav. 16, bp May 7, 1775; d y. 

289 iv Elizabeth Tusten, b May 16, bp July 20, 1777; m a 

1797, Sclah Reeve, Jr. 
V Ann, b Sept. 20, 1779, bp Mar. 26, 17S0; m Nathan 
W^estcott of Cornwall. 

290 vi 'Msltj (Polly), b Dec. 11, 1781 ; m Apr. 15, 1804, Ebe- 

nezer Crissey, Jr. 

291 vii Benjamin Tusten, b Jan. 31, 17S4; m a 1805, 

Nancy Whitlock. 

292 viii John, b Feb. 20, 17S6; m Jan. 7, 1809, Nancy Ben- 


293 ix William, b Feb. 20, 1788; m June 18, 1808, Sarah 

M. Wheeler. 
X Abigal, b June 6, 1790; d Feb. 20, iSoi. 

108 Vax Deursen Family 

xi Susan, b July 12, 1792; m John Dolson; had son, 
James Dolson. 

294 xii Selah, b Oct. 2S, 1795 or 1796; m (ist) Nov. 9, iSiS, 

Margaret Van Alstyne; (2d) Jan. 9, 1S33, Arianna 

139 ISAAC VAX DUZER, son of (66) Shadrach Van 
Duzer of Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y. ; b Jan. 7, 1755; m July 
23, 1780, at Goshen, N. Y., Martha Tustex, who was b Nov. 
10, 1762, and d Oct. 23, 1838. She was dau of Col. Benjamin 
Tusten and Julia Conkling. 

In Bounty Land Claims Isaac Van Duzer is accredited to 
Col. Jesse WoodhuU's Regiment, Captain Christopher Van 
Duzer 's Company, during the Revolutionary Vv'ar. He d 
Oct. 14, 18 14. 

Res: Near Goshen, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 


295 i James, b Feb. 14, 1781; m (ist) Jan. i, 1802, Eliz- 

abeth Smith; (2d) Mar. 14, 1S19, Susan Lewis, b 

296 ii Benjamin, b -\Iar. 29, 1783; m Sept. 30, 1S09, 

Elmira Tooker. 

297 iii Henry, b May 17, 1785; m Dec. iS, 1806, Betsy 

(Elizabeth) Ketcham. 
29S iv Isaac, b Oct. 19, 1787; m (ist) a tSi6, Joanna 
Smith; d Dec. 29, 1822; (2d) Nov. 8, 1823, Mary 

299 V Vincent T., b June 22,1790; m Sept. 8, 1819, Sarah 


300 vi Aaron, b Sept. 3, 1792; m (ist) Jan. 22, 1S24, 

Sarah Howell;^ d Feb. 24, 1846; (2d) Nov. 27, 
1847, ]\Irs. Christianna (Ludlum) Denton. 

301 vii John, b May 26, 1795; m Apr. 6, 1S26, Margaret 


302 viii Gabriel, b Sept. 22, 1797; m Nov. 14, 1828, Abigal 


ix Lucretia, b May 27, iSoo; d March, 1889; m June 9, 
1824, Lewis ' H. Hobbv. Issue: George Hob- 
by; Lewis Hobby. Re's: N. Y. City. 

X Frances, b Oct. 11,1804; diniS7 7,unm; lived with 
sister, Lucretia, in N. Y. City. 

140 HENRY VAN DUZER. son of (66) Shadrach Van 
Duzer of Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y.; b there Feb. 15, 1759; 
d there Nov. 10, 1845; ^^ J^^ne 17, 17S6, in Presbyterian 

Fifth Generation 109 

Church at New Windsor, Frances Mandeville; b March 26, 
1764; d Jan. 17, 1823; dan of Francis }.Iandavelt (bp Feb. i, 
1727), of New Windsor, Ulster, now Orange Co., N. Y., and 
Mary, his wife (N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, 1907, p. 291). 

Henry served sbc months and seven days during the Revo- 
lutionary War; was a member of Capt. Christian Vanduzer's 
Co., Col. Jesse WoodhuU's Regiment, and was a pensioner at 
the rate of S20.77, by Act of March, 183 1. (See will probated 
Nov. 18, 1S43). 

Res: Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y. Oc: Fanner. 


i Elizabeth, b Feb. 13, 1787. 

303 ii Mary, b Jan. 22, 1791; m at Newburgh, N. Y., May 

20, 1809, William Sayre. 
iii Catherine, b Oct. 8, 1793; m Nov. 20, 1848, Isaac 

Coeks, v/idower of Martha Van Duzer, her sister. 
iv Henry, b Mar. 2, 1795; d April 2, 1796. 

304 v Shadrach, b Jan. 27, 1797; m bet Jan. and Aug., 

1820, Rebecca Tobias. 

305 vi John S., b Apr. 22, 1799; m a 1S25, Phoebe Eliza 

vii Julia, b July 20, iSoi ; d unm Sept. 7, 1846. 
viii Jacob M., b Nov. 16, 1803 ; d unm Sept. 11, 1845. 
305a ix Martha, b July 2, 1806; m Dec. 5, 1S27, Isaac Coeks. 

141 WILLEM VAN DEURSEN, son of (70) ' Hendrik 
CVVillems) Van Deusen and Ariaantje Staats of Albany, N. 
Y.; bp there Apr. 11, 1736; d Oct. 17, 1816; m (ist) a 1760, 
Christiana Ketelhuyn; (2d) Mar. 28, 1766, Antje Stry- 
ker; b Mar. 4, bp at New Brunswick, N. J., June 2, 1745. 
"She may have been the daughter of Peter Stryker, b Sept. 
14, 1705, and Antie Doremer (probably Doremus or De Rie- 
mer), v/ho settled on the Raritan at an early date. She united 
with the Reformed Dutch Church, at New Brunswick, N. J., 
June 28, 1770, and we find both connected therewith May i, 
1794" (Jerseymen in the Revolution, by Stryker). 

Res: New Brunswick, N. J. Oc: Merchant and Brewer. 
Children, by second wife, first three bp at New Brunswick, 
N. J.: 

i Hendrik, b Dec. 30, 1766, bp Jan. 11, 1767; sps Hen- 
drik V. Deursen and Adriaantje (Staats) his wife. 
During the Pennsylvania Insurrection, Hendrik 
served from Sept. 26 to Dec. 24, 1794, as Sergeant 
in Capt. Peter Keenon's Comp., Fourth Regt., 

110 Van Deursen" Family 

Brigadier-Gen. Joseph Bloomfield 's Infantry Bri- 
gade, New Jersey Detached ^lilitia. 

306 ii Antie, b Mar. 2 1 , bp ^lar. 26, 1 769 ; sps Antie Schuur- 

man; m Jan. 5, 1793, Evert Bergen, 
iii Richard, b a 1771 ; res of New Brunswick in 1793. 

307 iv Staats, b June I, bp June 13, 1773 ;in a 1794, Hannah 


V Jacob, b a 1775; ni Aug. 4, 1796, Ann Van Sicklen. 

vi John, b a 1777; was a householder in New Bruns- 
wick in 1797. 

308 vii Thomas, b in 17S3; ni a 1S05, Mary Anderson. 

309 viii Willia:n. b May iS, 1791; m (ist) Oct. 25, 1S15, 

Eleanor Hendrickson; (2d) Feb. 24, 1S53, Eliza 

142 MARGARITA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (70) Hendrik 
(Willems) Van Deusen and Ariaantje Staats of Albany and 
Middlesex Co., N. J.; b a 1747; m a 1770, Johanxes Nicholas 
Bleecker, son of Nicholas Bleecker and Margarita Rosen- 
boom, who were m April 10, 1728. He was a member of the 
First Albany Co.'MiHtia, ^Yar of the Revolution (L. B. R.). 

Res: Albany, N. Y. 
Children, bp in Albany: 
i Margarita Bleecker, b Apr. 30, bp May 5, 1776; sps 

Hendrik and Margarita Bleecker; m John Van Schaick. 
ii Hendrik Bleecker, b Feb. 10; bp Feb. 15, 1778, sps Willem 

and Catharina V. Deusen ; m Mary Storm and d in his 

30th year, leaving one daughter. 
iii Ariaantie Bleecker, b Apr. i, bp Apr. 9, 1780; sps Johs. 

M. V. Harlingen, Elisabeth V. Deusen; m Rev. John 

B. Romevn, D. D., a Presbvterian clergyman of N. Y. 

iv Elisabeth Bleecker, b ]\Iar. 12, bp Mar. 21, 17S4; m Rev. 

Jacob Broadhead, D. D., of the Reformed Church. 
V Annatie Bleecker, b Apr. 2, bp Apr. 9, 1786. 
vi Nicholas Bleecker, b Jan. 16, bp Feb. 3, 178S; d y. 
vii Nicholas Bleecker. b Nov. 12, bp Nov. 22, 1789; m (ist) 

Catharine Staats (2d) Catharine Schuyler. 

of (72) Abraham Van Deusen and kachel Pels; bp July 23, 
1740; m Feb 20, 1760, John Bergex, son of John. On the 
18th of Jan., 1771, he was appointed a freeman of the East 
Ward, New York City. 

Res: New York. 

Fifth Generation m 

Children, bp at New York • 

^R«cLf''^'n ^P J^"-/5' ^761; sps Eliezer Toreb, 
Kachel van Deursen, j. d 

Tryntje Bergen bp Aug. .9, 1762; sps Petrus Ewouts 
Fransyntje Abrams, wid. of Joris Berc^en 

ham '''"^'^"' ^^ ^^''' ^°' '^^'^' ^'^^ ^™ brother, Abra- 
Abraham Bergen (tweelingen, twins), bp Dec ^o 176^- 
sps Andries Abrahams, Jacomyntje Bergen, 'z h 
Robert Corsenen, Jannetje Van Deursen, j. d. ' "' 

'^^ni!i^Jl"J?. y-^^^PEUSEN, dau of (;.) Abraham 

m (.St) a :76s, Jacob V.«A7K;B.C(.d'C ' ^^f 
Gerrit I. Laksi.g, son of Johannis' Lansing"^ and ilarftje 
mT'e s^m. • '"^^ -idover of AHda Fo1,da, v^homX 

Res: Charleston, ^Montgomery Co., N Y 
_ Children, bp in Albany, bv fi'rst husband- 
1 Ahda Van Aamem, b Nov. 12, bp Dec. 15, 1782-505 Tohs 
and EHsabeth V. Aamem. /<5- , sps jons. 

By second husband: 

" ^ V. De^'usen' ^ ^""""^ '^' ^^ ^''^^' '°' '^^^' '^' ^^"^^^^^ 

IV Gertrude Lansing, b Apr. 7, 179S; d at Meridian, N. Y 
May 8, 1S66, m Mar. 15, 1S21, Isaac Van Dorn, b at 
Charleston, ^^- J Feb^ 10, 1795; d at Meridian Jan. 
4, 1868 ; son of William Van Dorn. 

145 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, son of (72) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Rachel Pels of Albany ; bp in N.' Y. Sept 2' x 748 

Tnn?^ "^W'u'^l'l ^■'^'^^■^^' dau of Abraham J^eobse 
Lansing and Elizabeth Couper (Cooper) ; bp Sept. 22 17C1 

On March 3, 17S0, Jacob Van Deusen was commissioned 
Ensign vice John Fonda, promoted, in Capt. Nicholas Mar- 

M Hia cS-'r'^^-r^^'^^^"' ^^^'''' ^'S'-' F^^-^t ^^banv Co. 
I pIc- t ^^yl^^^^'as commissioned same date, vice Jacob 

\SI^ •&{' "T-'''^ ^'' ^'' 5, 17S6, com. Lieut, in Capt 
^icholas Bleecker's Comp., also on Sept. 28, 17S7 in came 

deirf Re'gt"- '''"'• "'P'- ''' ''''' ^^^^^'- ^^^' John N WeT 
Tafob'^ll^^Kr'^^^i'/ [73. Jacob Van Deusen, with Ab. 
Jacob, Jacob G., and John A. Lansingh, were all members of 

^^2 Vax Deursen Family 

Union Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, Albany. He d at 
Hudson, i\. ^ ., Aug. lo, 1814. ^ u at 

Children, bp at Albany; 

i ^^^-rytje, b Jan/ig, bp Jan. 20, 1773; sps Anthonv 
Bratt, Rachel \ . Deusen ; d y 

n Mamtie, b July iS, bp July 20, 1775 ; sps Anthonv 
Bratt, Rachel \an Deusen; m James Lansing- d 
prior to 1S4S. Issue: James Lansing; Eliza Ann 
Lansing ; Cornelia (Lansing) Rice, b at Fonda N 
\ April 14 iSoo; Rachel (Lansing) Vedder'; 
-blsie Maria (Lansing) Amerman; the three Ian 
names taken from will of their aunt, EHzabeth 
van Deusen. 

iii Rachel, twin of EHzabeth- d y 

iv Elizabeth, b .Tuly iS, bp July 22, 1778; sps Stuart 
Deane Rachel \ . Deusen, Gerrit Lansing, EHza- 
beth Lansing; d at Mohawk, N. Y., unmarried 
Oct. II. 1852. Win, dated Dec, 1S4S, was pro 
teh. 1, 1853. Among others she names a nephew 
Cornelius. ' 

V Abraham, b Dec. 22, bp Dec. 24, 17S0; sps Abraham 
Lansing, Lngeltie V. Deusen. 

vi_ Racheltje ; twin of Annetje , d y. 

vn Annetje Dean, b June 23, bp at Liv., July 2 17S4- 
sps George Dean, Cornelia Staats, Rachel Van 

310 viii Jacob Lansing, b July 17. bp July 24, 1785; sps John 

biswell, Anntie Lansing; m Dec. 26, 1808, Nancy 

Stone Clark. ■' 

ix Rachel b June 6, bp June 8, 1788; sps Catharine 

Wendell; m LisweH. 

X Cornelia, b Jan. 9, 1791 ; mentioned in will of sister 

Lhzabeth, ' 

^.«\'^w-u-^^\^k'^.^^^^^^^^^^S)^^^^' deursen, son of 
y I ^y^l'J''^ (Abrahams) Van Deursen and Catharina Gil- 

Philips ""' '^' ^^ ^^'''' ^'^- '^' '^^^' "" Elizabeth 
He was largely engaged as a tallow-chandler and soap boiler 
and was also a. dealer in watches, music, and jewelry trans- 
acting his business in Bayard Street, near the Coenties Market 
(Wew \ork City during the American Reyolution, p 36) 
Frior to 1795, he removed to Newburgh, for in that year 
he sold a large tarm of about two hundred and fifty acres to 
Alexander Murry for £iSoo. He also owned land in Fish- 

Fifth Gener.\tion jj3 

^!:£^f^^i^^t<S:'-^' °"^" P--. -ceding to 


i William A., b Sept. 17, 1777, bp at Tappan ^pril 

ii_ Catharine, b Aug. 16, bp at Tappan Dec. in j.-o 

" "^ tegh'":™ 1: ^^ ^- ^^- J"'^'' ^''' ''^5' R^==^ New- 
vi Abraham A. 
311 vii Ma^ria^^ba 1790; m Joseph Hoffman of Newburgh, 
yiii Susan, residing in Queens Co N Y iSoa 
IX Samuel A _ On June 9, 1814, his 'fathir' conveyed 
land to him m Newburgh situated on Montgomery 

care and maintenance of parents. 

147 MARIA VAN DEURSEN, dau of (j8) WiUem Van 
Deursen and Catharina Gilbert of New York; bp Feb Si 7.- 
T.?T.'? ']^^'' '""A^'- ''' ^764. DiRCK ScSuYiER son'of 
Reb^.f^^'^-^' and Geertruy Staats (see Miscellaneous and 
Related families); bp Mar. 16, 1740; Ensign in Second Rpaf 
of the Line, Revolutionary War. second Kegt. 

Children, bp in Albany: 

Jacobus Schuyler, b July 29. bp Aug. r. 1768; sps David 

Schuyler, Catharine Van Deusen ^ 

Catharma Schuyler, b Nov. 20, bp Nov. 22, 1770- sps 
Jobs Roerbach, Geertruy Schuvler ^^ ' ^ 

^rS^^^SStl;^L;^e^^ J^^^^- ^775;sps Abrm. 

fAi'^^ CATHARINA VAN DEURSEN, dau of (78) Willem 
(Abrahams) Van Deursen and Catharina Gilbert of\NewYor? 
LUM nV °'^- ^°' '748, m at Albany, April 14, 177T W a- 
LUM D. Groesbeek of Alban3^ N. Y. //-i, vvil 


J David Groesbeek, b Mar. 29. bp at Albany Apr 
sps David and Sara Groesbeek ' 



114 Vax Deursex Family 

ii William Van Deusen Groesbeek, bp at Schenectady, July 

5, 1774; sps Willem and Catarina Van Deusen. 
iii Cornelius Groesbeek, bp at Schen., Oct. 22, 1775; sps 

Cornelius Groesbeek, Anneke Van Deusen ; d v. 
iv Cornells Groesbeek, b Oct. 20, bp at A., Nov. 9, 1777 ; sps 

Cornells Groesbeek, Mary tie Schuyler; m March 27, 

1806; d Apr. 16, 1S65. 
V Catharina Van Deusen Groesbeek, b May 21, bp at A., 

May 30, 1779; sps VriUem and Cornelia V. Deusen. 
vi Maria Groesbeek, b Feb. 27, bp at A., Mar. 11, 17S1; sps 

Dirk and Maria Schuyler. 
vii Lucretia Groesbeek b Jan. 14, bp at A., Feb. 9, 17S3 ; sps 

Abraham and Lucretia V. Deusen. 
viii David William Groesbeek, b Sept. 17, bp at A., Oct. 31, 

1784; sps Willem and Cornelia V. Deusen; m Nov. 18, 

1 8 10, (313) Lucy Gilbert Van Deursen. 
ix Hester Groesbeek" bp at Red Hook, N. Y., July 8, 17S7; 

sps Mardcn and Cornelia Vosburg. 
X Abraham Groesbeek, bp at Red Hook, N. Y., Jan. 2, 

1789 ; sps parents. 

149 HESTER VAN DEURSEN, dau of (78) Willem (Ab- 
rahamsz) Van Deursen and Catharina Gilbert; bp Jan. 6, 
1751; m at Albany, Nov. 15, 1777, William Colebride (or 

Children, bp in Albany: 

i Catharine Van Deusen Colebride, b July 8, bp July 10, 
1779; sps Willem and Maria V. Deusen. 

ii Stephen Colebride, b Oct. 19, bp Dec. 30, 1781 ; sps Aaron 
Aarsen, Cornelia V. Deuzen. 

iii Hugh Bennys Colebride, b Nov. 6, bp Dec. 7, 1783; sps 
William and x\nn V. Deusen. 

iv William Colebride, b Mar. 9, 1790 (?) ; sps William Groes- 
beek and Catharine V. Deusen. 

150 WILLEM VAN DEURSEN, second son of (78) Wil- 
lem (Abrahams) Van Deursen and Catharina Gilbert; bp 
July 12, 1752, at New York City; m September 30, 17 78, 
Martha Newton Whittelsey, b Sept. i, 1756; dau of 
Chauncey Whittelsey and Martha Newton, his second wife 
(see Miscellaneous and Related Families). She was married 
by her father, who was then pastor of the First Church in New 
Haven, Conn. 

Captain William Van Deursen was for a number of years 
in command of vessels bound for foreign ports. January i, 

Fifth Gexeratiox 115 

17S1, he was commissioned Captain of a State Company of 
artillery, appointed for coast duty in Connecticut; which 
position he resigned August i, following. October 2, 1781, 
he was commissioned commander of the brigantine "Middle- 
town" of 200 tons burden, the property of Chauncey Whittle- 
sey & Company, carrying 14 carriage guns and a crew of 30 
men. By this commission he was authorized to seize the 
ships and property of the subjects of Great Britain. The 
commission was signed by "Thos. M. Kean President of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled," and count- 
ersigned by "Chas. Thomson, Secy" and is a valued heirloom 
among the family papers. On the back of the commission 
is an endorsement by Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Con- 
necticut, of the same date as the commission, which gives 
Captain Van Deursen's personal description: "28 years of 
age ; 5 feet g inches high ; blue eyes ; light long hair ; light com- 
plexion and slender set." 

January 24, 181 5, he v.-as commissioned as Surveyor and 
Inspector of the Port of Middletown (U. S. Customs), and 
seems to have held these positions until death, which occuiTcd 
after a few hour 's illness. For a short time after his marriage 
he resided in New Haven. 

In 1 7 86 he purchased property in Middletown on which he 
built a house and made it his permanent residence. A portion 
of this property is still (19 10) in the possession of the family. 
He was the recipient of an autographic letter of congratula- 
tion from General Washington which is now (1909) in the 
possession of his granddaughter, Margaret Van Deusen, of 
Middletown, Conn. He died Dec. 4, 1824, his wife surviving 
him many years. She was a Revolutionar}^ pensioner (Ctf. 
No. 22,480) until her death, Dec. 18, 1839. 

Res: New Haven and Middletown, Conn. Oc: Planner. 


i A daughter, twin, b Apr. 16, d Apr. 17, 1779. 
ii A daughter, twin, b Apr. 16, d Apr. 18, 1779. 
iii Chauncey Whittelsey, bp July 9, 1780; d May 13, 
1801. at Demerara. 
312 iv "William, b in New Haven, bp Feb. 2, 17S3; m Nov. 
28, 1830, Mar>' Cranston. 

^151 CORNELIA VAN DEURSEN, dau of (78) Willem 
(Abrahams) Van Deursen and Catharina Gilbert; bp in N. Y,, 
Aug. 28, 1754; m Jan. 12, 1785, Isa.\c Nicholls, b 1748; d 
1S35; prob identical with Lt. Isaac Nichols of the Line, Col. 
James Livingston's Battalion. 

116 Van Deursen Family 

Children, bp in New York: 

i Robert Humphry Nicholls, bp Mar. r6. 1786; sps Peter 
and Sarah Van Deursen; d v. 

ii Cornelia Nicholls, b Oct. 5, bp Oct. 21, 17S7; sps Peter 
and Sarah Van Deursen. 

iii Catherine Nicholls, b Oct. 2, bp Dec. 13, 17S9; sps Isaac 
Van Deursen, Catherine Johnson. 

iv Robert Humphry Nicholls, b Sept. 9, bp Nov. 20, 1791; 
sps Isaac Van Deursen, Rachel Low. 

V Lewis Nicholls, b Jan. 13, bp Apr. 13, 1794; sps John 
Harrington, Catherine Van Deursen; d 1S59; m Jane 
Ann Little, b iSio; d 1S90. Issue: George Liv- 
ingston Nicholls, b 1830; d 1892; m Christina !«Iaria 
Cole; biS52; diSSs; they had son, Acosta Nicholls, 
b June 19, 1S72. 

152 PIETER VAN DEURSEN son of (78) Willem Van 
Deursen and Catharina Gilbert of New York City; bp there 
July 4, 1762 ; d at Albany, N. Y., April 11, 1S09 ; m at Middle- 
town, Conn., June 6, 17S6, Lydia Brewster, dau of Capt. 
Elisha and Lucy (Yeomans) Brewster of Middletown, Conn. 
(See Miscellaneous and Related Families) ; b at Middletown. 
Sept. 12, 1762 ;d at Albany, N. Y., April 26, 1S32. He served 
during the Rev. War in the Seventh Regt., Albany Co. Militia, 
under Col. Abraham J. Van Alstyne. 

Res: In 1790, Third V.^ard, Albany, N. Y. Oc: Lav,yer. 


313 i Lucy Gilbert, b Feb. 24, bp at N.Y., Mar. 4, 1787; 

sps William Van Deursen, Sarah Van Deursen; m 
Nov. 18, 1810, David AV. Groesbeek, son of (14S) 
Catherine Van Deursen and William D. Groesbeek. 
ii Sidney Lewis, bp at Albany, Feb. 4, 1793 ; sps Philip 
and Catherine Waggens. 

314 iii Abraham Samuel Whittlese}-, b Sept. 12, 1795; bp 

at A. Feb. 6, 1797; sps William and Catharina 
Groesbeek ; m (ist) ; (2d) Ann Alex- 

315 iv Sarali Ann, b April 3, 179S; m July 11, 1S13, 

Andrew Benedict Cooke. 

316 V Isaac Gilbert, bp at A., Jan. 2, 1801 ; sps parents; ni 

Ann Eliza Allen. 

vi Catharine, b a 1S03 ; m (ist) Mc Donald; 

(2d) Rice. 

317 vii Peter, b Dec. 3, 1805; bp at A., Apr. 9, 1809; sps pa- 

rents; m in 1830, Lucy Baldwin. 

Fifth Gexeratiox 117 

153 SARA VAN DEURSEN, dau of (78) WiUem (Abra- 
!;am3) Van Deursen and Catharina Gilbert of New York, N. 
v.; b May 3, 1763; bp May 6, 1764; m Dec. 10, 178S, Samuel 
Whittelsey (See Miscellaneous and Related Families); b 
Feb. 10, 1763; d March 7, 1S38. He was a graduate of Yale 
College in 1779, and v/as a Lav.yer and Justice in New Haven, 
Conn. From Connecticut they removed to New Jersev, and 
t'nen to Watertown, N. Y., where she died in April, 181 4'. Mr. 
Wliittelsey then moved to the West, residing at one time at 
Carlisle, Ind., and later at Vincennes, Ind., where he died, 
March 7, 1838. (See Tremain Gen., Vol. 2, p. 1778). 

i Catherine Van Deursen Whittelsey, b Sept. 9, 1790, at 

Tolland, Conn. ; d unm at Carlisle, Ind., Julv 6, 1S70. 
ii^ William Chancey Whittelsey, b Dec. 6, i792;'m Nov. 20, 

1822, Ann Elizabeth Rapine. He was a Surgeon in 

the U. S. Navy, and served in the war with Algiers; 

d Aug. 16, 1S24. Issue: William Chauncey Whit- 
telsey, b Aug. 28, 1823. 
iii Samuel Gilbert Whittelsey, b in 1794; d in 1795. 
iv Samuel Gilbert Whittelsey, b Dec, 1796 ; d June, iSio. 
V Isaac Newton Whittelsey, b July 16, 1798; m Elizabeth 

Van Buntin. 
vi Eliza Leflerts Whittelsey, b Apr. 16, 1800; m Dec. 6, 

1825, Dr. James K. O 'Haver; b Dec. 19, 1796. Res: 

Carhsle, Ind. 
vii Charles Egbert Whittelsey, b Mar. 24, 1802; physician, 

and soldier in the Crimean War; d Sept. 4, 1824 (? 

probably 1S64). 

154 ISAAC WILLIAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (78) Wil- 
lem ^(Abrahams) Van Deusen and Catharina Gilbert; bp in 
-. Y. March 23, 1766; ni a 1788, Catherine Johnson, 

Children, bp in New York: 
i Catherine, b Jan. 3, bp Feb. 5, 1792. 
11 William Johnson, b Oct. 2, bp Oct. 22, 1793; sps John 

Harrington, Eliza Van Deusen. 
i!i Thomas, b Jan. 13, bp Feb. 14, 1796; sps Joshua Minost, 

Ehzabeth Van Deursen. 

155 HARPERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (82) Melchert 
(Harperts) Van Deusen and Necltje Ouackenbosh of the town 
^< Caughnav.'aga, Montgomery Co.. N^ Y.; b in Albanv and bp 
^J^ere Jan. 12, 1746; m (ist) in Albany Julv 5, 1770, Geertte 
^>itbeck; (2d) at Stone Arabia, Oct. 11, 1795, Rebecca 

^^^ Van Deursen Family 

Brewer; b in 1762^ He served in Capt. Abraham Veede'-v- 
to., Col. Frederick Fisher's Third Reaiment, Trvon Co ^r^•• 

tia. His willwas probated Jan. 5, I S2S ' 

Res: Johnstown, X. Y. 
Children, by first wife: 

i Annatie, b Aug. 7; bp in Albany, Aug. 17, 178V sns 
Harpert and Marytie Witbeck. 
By second wife: 

31S ii_ Hai-pert, b in 1796; m a 1820, Rachel 

in Gitty or Gertrude, b June 2, 1800; m Aucr 16" VsVo 
(351) Peter G. Van Deusen. ^ - - - 

IV Nancy, b a 1S05; m Nov. 8, 1S30, John Vannatten 

both of Johnstown. 

V Margaret, b a 180S. 

\^Ur^^^''' "^^^ DEUSEN, dau of (82) Melchert (Har- 
perts) \ an Deusen and Neeltje Quackenbosh of Caughnawa-a, 
Montgomerv Co X . Y. ; bp at Albany Feb. 4.1750; m at Stone 
Arabia, i\ \ ., Sept. 16, 1770, Abraham C. Van Alstyxe. 

Res: Montgomery Co., N. Y. 
^ CHiLDREN,bpatFonda,' (Cauo:hnawaga Church) N Y- 
1 Cornells Van Alstyne, b May 14, bp May 31, 1772-^0^ 

Cornells and Neeltje Van Alstyne ' " ' 1 

n Neeltje Van Alstyne, b Jan. 7, bp Feb. 20, 1774; sp; 

jMelchert and Neeltje Van Deusen. 
Ill Catrina Van Alstyne, b Dec. 16, 1775, bp Jan 22 1776- 

sps Comelis and Jannitje Van Aalstyn. 

157 ANNA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (82) Melchert (Har- 
perts) Van Deusen and Neeltje Quackenbosh of Caughnawaga, 
Montgomeiy County, N. Y. ; bp at Stone Arabia Aug ^ i 1 7 :;o ■ 
m there a 1775, John C.^DUGAX. & o , /. 

Res: Montgomery County, N. Y. 
Children, bp at Fonda, N. Y.: 
i Barend Cadugan, b June 21, bp July 9, 1775; sps David 

and Catrina Quack. r- j . ^ //^> f 

ii Abram Cadugan, b June 19, bp July 14, 1778; sps Abram 

and Rebecka Van Deusen. 
iii John Cadugan, b Nov. 28, bp Dec. 17, 1780; sps Barnev 
Cadugan and Catrina Quack. 

158 REBECCA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (82) Melchert 
(Harperts) Van Deusen and Neeltje Quackenbosh; b a 17^2; 
"^^^^ ^h '''9, at Fonda, N. Y., Samuel A. G.^rdenier: 

Res: Montgomerv Co., N. Y. 

Fifth Geneilatiox II9 

^'" H?.!' P ''/' -^"V ^tP ""^ ^''''^^^' ^"^ 3 at Schenectady: 
..dam Gardemer, bp Jan. 20, 1780; sps Adam and Catrina 

Neeltje Winne Gardenier. b Nov. 12, bp Dec. 25, 1781- 

sps John and ^eeltie Plank :>' / . 

Melchior Gardenier, b_Aug. 17, bp Sept. 14, 1785; sps 

Melchior and Enc^eltie Van Deusen. ^' ^ ^' ^ 

Jannetje Gardenier, b Oct. 9, 17S7. 

159 ABR^^HAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (82) Melchert 
(Harperts) Van Deusen and Neeltje Quackenbosh of Caugh- 
^^^^' ^■}V'^'P "^ Schenectady Feb. 6. 1759 ; m Nov., 179,^ 
Elizabeth Ostraxder. > /v^- 

Childrex, bp at Schenectady: 
i Catharine bp Dee. „^ /^^g. .p^ Hendrik Oostrander 

and wife Elizabeth. 
n Elizabeth, bp Oct. 31, 1798. 
iii Thomas, b Apr. 5, 1S02. 

160 f NGELGEN VAN DEUSEN, dau of (82) Melchert 
(iiarperts) \an Deusen and Neeltje Quackenbosh of Cau^h- 
najaga Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; b June 7, 1760; bp at Stone 
.-.rabia Mar 71 761 ; m a 17S2 Thomas Morrell. who was a 
mercnant of Albany and Schenectady. In 1794 he owned a 
lot m Albany lymg on the north side of State Street, west from 
jNlaiden Lane. During the Revolution he was a member of 
the Second Regiment, Albany County Militia 

i Tammes Morrell, bp at Schen. Mar. 20, 1783; sps Dirck 

and Sara Tilman. 
u Abram Morrell, b Jan. 24, bp at Fonda Mar. 4, 1786; sps 

Abram and Polly Van Deusen 
m John Morrell, b Jan. 24, bp at Schen. Feb. 24, 17SS; sps 

John Morell, Mary Swords. -. / , f 

IV Neeltje Morrell, b Dec. i, 17S9; bp at Schen. Jan. 24, 1790- 

sps Harpert and Neeltje Van Deusen 
\_ A child, bp at Schen. Mar. 17, 1793 
yii Esther Morrell, b Aug. 23, 1795; bp at Schen. Feb. 21, 

1790; sps Tnomas Morrell, Jr., Esther Tilghman. 

(ull V^^^^^^rF' ""^^^ DEUSEN, dau of (82) Melchert 
(^Harperts) Van Deusen and Neeltje Quackenbosh of Caugh- 
nawaga, Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; b Jan. 16, bp at Stone Arabia 
Jan. 30, 1763 ; m a 17S0, Martixus E. Vax Alstixe 
■tv-es: Montgomery County, N. Y. 

120 Van Deursen Family 

Children, bp at Fonda, N. Y.: 
i Maria Van Alstine, b Feb. 20. bp Mar. 7, 1782 ; sps Abram 

and Maria Van Deusen. 
ii Cornelia Van Alstine, b June 3, bp Sept. 4, 1792; sps 

John Van Evere and Jannitje, his wife. 
iii Abraham Van Alstine, b Jan. 2, 1796; sps James Plato, 

Annitje Van Deusen. 
iv Rachel Van Alstine, b Apr. 23, 1798; sps Adain and 

Neeltje Gardenier. 

162 HELJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (82) Melchert (Har- 
perts) Van Deusen and Neeltje Quackenbosh of Caughnawaga, 
Montgomery County, N. Y. ; b Nov. 4, bp at vStone Arabia, 
N. Y., Dec. 14, 1766; m a 1790. Jochem Kittle. 

Res: Montgomery County, N. Y. 
Children, bp at Fonda, N. Y.: 
i Malicart Kittle, b May 26, 1791; sps Samuel Gardenier 

and Rcbecka, his wife. 
ii Sarah Kittle, b ]Mar. 17, 1793 ; sps Daniel Vrooman, Maria 

163 MARYTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (82) Melchert 
(Harperts) Van Deusen and Neeltje Quackenbosh of Caugh- 
nawaga, N. Y., b a 1770; m a 1790, Abraham Vroomax. 
He died in 1S02. 

Res: IMontgomery Co., N. Y. , ' 

Children, bp at Fonda: 
i Johanis Vrooman, b Sept. 24, bp Dec. 4, 1791 ; sps James 

Plato and his wife. 
ii Neeltje Vrooman, b Mar. 4, bp ISIar. 10, 1793; sps George 

Rian, Catrina Read. 
iii Daniel Vrooman, bp Jan. 19. 1795; sps Daniel Vrooman, 

Jannitje Van Dewerken. 
iv Melchert Vrooman, b Jan. 3, 1797 ; sps James Plato, Jun., 

Catrina Van de Werke. 
V Abraham Vrooman, b Jan. 6, 1798 ; sps Samuel Gardenier, 

Rebecka Van Deursen; d y. 
vi Jacob Vrooman, b Jan. 5, 1801 ; sps Jacob Vrooman, Dirk 

vii Abraham Vrooman, b Oct. 16, 1802 ; sps AbrmV.d. Werk, 

Lenah Gardenier. 

164 JOHANNES VAN DEUSEN, son of (S3) Hartman 
Van Deusen and Margrieta Dyckman; b May 16, 1740; m a 
1765 Lydia Schley. He served under command of Ensign 

Fifth Generation 121 

John M. Veeders and Gerret Banker in the colony of Rens- 
selaerwick in 1767, and in Col. John Blair's i6th Albany Co. 
Mil. during Rev. War (B. L. R.). He died at Queensbury 
June 8, 1S24. 

Res: Queensbury, Warren Co., X. Y., 1787 to 1824. 
Children, 2 to 6 bp at Schaghticoke: 

i Catherine, b Dec. 12, 1771; unmarried; was living 

in 1850 v.-ith her brother Abraham. 
ii Dorcas, b ]ulv 4, 1773; sps William and Catriena 

319 iii John, b Feb. 8, bp Feb. 26, 1775; m a iSoo Sarah 

iv Margaret, b Dec. 7, 1776; m David Burham. 

320 V Hartman, b Nov. 30, 1778 ;m July 16, 1S05, at Clilton 

Lake, N. Y.," Susan Knowlton. 

321 vi Henry, b Mar. 23, 17S1 ; m a 1803 Eliza Walkup. 
vii Elizabeth, b Apr. 24, 1783 ; m Isaac Lyons. 

viii Jane, b July 30, 1785 ; m Daniel Hull. 

322 ix Abraham, b Oct. 29, 1787; m Mar. 20, 1814, Martha 


323 X Robert, 'b Jan. 24, 1790; m (ist) May 18, 1816, Abi- 

gail Cross, who d Jan. i, 1840; (2d) Aug. 30, 1840, 
Irinda Dayton. 

324 xi James, b May 12, 1792 ;m a 1820, Sarah Hill. 

325 xii David, b Aug. 3, 1796; m June 15, 1818, Mar>' Ann 


165 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (83) Hartman 
Van Deusen and Margrieta Dyckman of Schaghticoke; bp 
at Livingston May 19, 1742 ;m'a 1762, Annatje McMillen. 
Served in Capt. Frederick Gettman's Co., Col. Peter Bal- 
linger's Fourth Regt. Albany Co. Mil. (L. B. R.). 

Res: Albany Co., N. Y. 
Children, bp at Schaghticoke: 
i Catharina, b Nov. "27, 1764; sps Wouter N. and Alida 

ii Alida, bp July 8, 1766; sps Jacob and Maritje Fort. 
iii Hartman, bp' Apr. 10, 1769; sps Abraham Van Deusen 
and Jannetje Van Deusen. 

166 DEBOR.\ VAN DEUSEN, dau of (S3) Hartman Van 
Deusen and Margrieta Dyckman; b a 1744; m at Albany June 
^5. 1763, Jonathan Marl (Morrel?). 

Res: Albany Co., N. Y. 

122 Van Deursex Family 

Children, bp at Schaghticoke: 
i Daniel Marl, b Mar. 29, 1764; sps Hamien and Jiidike 

ii Margaretha Marl, b Apr. 8, 1766; sps Hannes (Johannes) 

and Catharine Vn Deusen. 
iii Hartman Marl, b Dec. 29, 1769; sps Pieter Winne, Catha- 

rina Vanden Berg. 
iv Jacob Marl, b IMay 8, 1771; sps Johs. and Jannetje 


V Alida Marl, b July 25, 1773; sps Daniel Marrel, Alida 

vi Elisabeth Marl, b Nov. 15, 1775; sps Hartman Van 

Deusen, Grietje Dykman. 
vii Daniel Marl, b July 20, 177S; sps Harmen Quackenbo;, 

Lydia Moral. 

167 CATHARINA VAX DEUSEN, dau of (83) Hartman 
Van Deusen and Margrieta Dyckman; bp at Germantown, 
Aug. 17, 1746; m a 1768, James Gaffik. 

Res: Schaghticoke. 
Children, bp at Schaghticoke: 
i Mary Gaffin, b May 3, 1773; sps Hartman Van Deusen, 

Margareth Dykman. 
ii Johannes Gaffin, b Apr. 18, 1775; sps Joseph Blommes, 

HilHtje Van Deusen. 
iii Abraham Gaffin, b Feb. 7, 1779; sps Abm Van Deuzen, 

Nellie Van Bomel. 
iv Margareth Gaffin, b Dec. 27, 1780. 

V Johanna Gaffin, b Dec. 28, 1782. 

168 JANNETJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (83) 
Van Deusen and Margrieta Dyckman; bp at Athens, N. ^ .. 
May 29, 174S; m a 1768, Abraham Dutcher, b Oct. 27, 1745: 
bp at Athens ; son of Henricus Dutcher, the son of Dirck ae 
Duytcher and Jannetje Bondt. 

Res: Schaghticoke, N. Y. 
Children, bp at Schaghticoke: 
i Jacobus Dutcher, bp Mar. 26, 1 7 70 ; sps Harmen Van Deu- 
sen, Marget Dyke, 
ii Margrieta Dutcher, bp Dec. 12, 1774; sps Jonathan Mor- 

rel, Debora Van Deusen. 
iii Matheus Dutcher, b Nov. 20, 1779. 
iv Hartman Dutcher, b July i, 17S1. 

V Barbara Dutcher, b May 23, 17 S3. 

Fifth Gexeratiox 123 

169 JACOBUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (S3) Hartman and 
Margncta Dyckman; bp at Livingston, Oct. 15 i-co- m a 
1772, AxxATjEN Simon. Jacob was enrolled in Col. Robert 
\an Rensselaer s rcgt., the Eighth, Albanv Countv Militia 
dunng Rev. War. 

Res: Columbia County, N. Y. (Census of 1790 and 1800) 
Children-; '' 

i Gertjen bp at Clav. Jan. 24, 1775; sps Abrah V. Deusen 
and bertjen, his wife. 

ii Anna Margrieta, bp at Hillsdale, Julv 2, 1776 ; sps Michael 
Hess, Geertje Wyse; m a 1795, David Simon. Issue- 
John Simon; bp at Hillsdale, Sept. 23, 179S; sps Wendel 
Laux, Magdalena Simon. 

iii Jacob, bp at Churchtown, Mar. 1 1, 1778 ; sps Jacob Simon 
Margaret Keller. 

iv Janitge, bp at Churchtown, Aug. 15, 17S1; sps Jacob 
Hortich, Lenna V. Huse. 

V Johannes, bp at Hillsdale, May 19, 178S; sps Frederick 

Hilhgas, Maria Hilliga. 
vi A daughter. ^ ^ 

'^° ?^?^^ ^'^^^' DEUSEN, dau of (S3) Hartman Van Deu- 
SoM^' ^^'''■^"'^^■^ Dyckman; b a 1752; m a 1772, Joseph 

, Children, i to 5 bp at Schaghticoke, 6 to S at Schoharie- 
1 Johanna Sommes. b June 18, 1774; sps Hannan Tavler 

Hilletje Van Deusen. 
n Maragrietha Sommes , b July 31,1776. 

III Johannis Sommes, b Nov., 17 78. 

IV Sarah Sommes, b Oct. 23, 1780. 

v_ Annaka Sommes, b June '11, 1783. 

VI Hartman Sommes, b July 30, 17S4; sps George Schneider. 

Maria Eker. 
vii_ Maria Sommes. twin of Debora. 
viii Debora Sommes, b Oct. 18, bp Dec. 24, 1786; sps George 

Snyder. Maria Ecker, Jonathan Morrel, Debora Van 


171 HELLETJE (HILDA) VAN DEUSEN, dau of (8.) 
•fiartrnan Van Deusen and Margrieta Dvckman; b a 17,-4- m 
'^ 1774, Charles Henny. ' 

. Children, bp at Schaghticoke: 
?. Charlotta Henny, b Apr. 12, 1779. 
'1 Hartman Hennv, b Nov. 12.' 1781 

124 Van Deursen Family 

iii Debora Henny, b Feb. 25, 1784. 
iv Maria Henny, b Mar. 20, 1787. 

172 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN. son of (84) Henrick 
Van Deusen and Catharine Hartmanse Vreeland of Salisbury 
and Weatogue, Conn., and later of Middlebury, Addison Co!, 
Vermont; b Sept. 28, 1742, in Litchfield Co., Conn. ;d July 17, 
1795, in Vermont; m a 1763, Sar.\h Chipman; dan of John 
Chipman, Jr., of Lime Rock, Conn. 

He served one hundred and twenty-five days during the 
Rev. War in Capt. Parmelee's Co. of Vermont, and was paid 
£4-14-8 for his services. (A^ermont Revolutionary War Rolls.) 

Res: Middlebury, Addison Co., Vt. Oc: Farmer. 


326 i John, b Nov. 8, 1765 ; m Nov. 4, 1789, Rachel Belden. 

327 ii Martin, b May, 1768; m Mar. 11, 1795, Diadema Cal- 


328 iii Harry, b in 1773; m Oct. 12, 1794, Lorain Peck, 
iv Samuel, b a 1777. 

329 V Abraham, b July 21, 1783 ;m (ist) Feb. 5, 1S09, 

Mercy Averest, (2d) May 4, 181 5, Louise Tewks- 

330 vi Isaac, b a 1786; m in 1S12, Matilda Callender, niece 

of Diadema. 

172 a LAURENCE VAN DEUSEN, son of (84) Hendrick 
Van Deusen and Catharina Hartmanse Vreeland of Salisbun,', 
Conn.; b a 1745; m Content Williams of Barrington, Mass. 

Child, only one of whom there is record: 
330a i Henry, b a 1780; m a 1800, Sally Stoddard. 




173 CHRISTYXTJE VAX DEUSEX, dau of (85) Robert 
(J.) Van Deusen and Catharina Van Alen ; bp at Claverack May 
19, 1751; m April iS, 1780, at Kinderhook (with certificate 
from Claverack) John Boyd, who served in Seventh Albany 
Co. Militia, Rev. War (L. B. R.). 

Children, bp at Kinderhook and Albany: 
i Robert Boyd, bp at Kin. Sept. 17, 17S3 ; sps Robert Van 

Deusen and Catharina Van Alen. 
ii William Augustus Boyd, bp at Kin. Jan. i, 17S6; sps 

iii John Boyd, bp at Kin. Sept. 23, 1787; sps Thomas 

Andrew Hoog and Maria Van Deusen, j. d. 
iv James Boyd, b July 7, bp at Albany, July 18, 1790; sps 


174 PIETER VAX DEUSEX, son of (85) Robert (J) Van 
Deusen and Catharina Van Alen of Kinderhook; bp at Albany, 
May 20, 1753; m at Kin. Oct. S, 1783, Eliz.\beth Brownlee.' 

Children, bp at Kinderhook: 
i William, bp Sept. 12, 1784; sps Louwrens van Deusen, 

Christina Barheit, his w^ife. 
ii Robert, bp Xov. 12, 17S6; sps Steven Van Deusen, Maria 

van Deusen, j. d. - 

iii Johannes, bp Xov. 22, 1789; sps Styntje Boyd, Lucas 

iv Samuel, bp Mar. 4, 1792; sps parents; d. y. 
v_ William Brownlee, bp June 14, 1795. 
vi Gitty, b July 24, bp Xov. 6, 1796. 
vii Samuel, b Apr. 7, 1799, bp Mar. 12, 1800; m in 1821, Anna 

Issue: Catharine, b Sept. 6, 1822; bp at 

Churchtown, Feb. 2, 1823. 
viii Catharine, b July 10, 1802 ;"bp July 27, 1803. 

175 JOHX VAX DEUSEX, son of (85) Robert Q.) Van 
JJeusen and Catharina Van Alen of Claverack; bp at Kinder- 
^•ook, Aug. 12, 1759; mat Livingston, Jan. 15, 1788, Chris- 
■fl^■A^ Spoor. Served in Capt. John Osterhout 's Co., Col. Rob- 
<:jt Van Rensselaer's 8th Regt., Albany County Militia, during 
tne Rev. War. In 1807 he was Adjutant of a regiment pre- 


128 Van Deursex Family 

viously commanded by Samuel Ten Broeck. Resided at 
Hillsdale, where he d (Dct. i6, 1841 (See will, prob. Jan 6 


331 i Isaac, b June 14, bp at Copake, July iS, 1790; sps 

John Wagner and Margaret Miller; m Aug. i^, 
1810, Eva (Schertz) Shead. 
ii Stephen, b May 5, bp at Copake, July S, 1792; d. v. 

332 iii Robert Spoor, bp at Hillsdale Mav 28, 1794; ma 

1819, Betsey H 

iv Sarah, b March 26, bp at Copake May 23, 1796; sps 
Johannes Van Deusen and Sarah Eliot; m Hiram 
Indson; res at Cato, Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1S42. 

V Stephen, bp at Hillsdale May 12, 179S; d y. 

333 vi Lewis, b a 1800; m l\Iary Louise 

vii Martin, b a 1800 ; m a 1S30 Mary ; 

b 181 2; res in 1850 at Brutus, Cayuga Co., N, Y. ; 
DC, farmer. Issue: Delia, b 1837; George, b 

176 MARYTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (85) Robert (J) 
Van Deusen and Catharina Van Alen of Kinderhook; bp at 
Kinderhook April 22, 1770; d Mar. 18, 1813; bur at Valatie, 
N. Y, ; m a 1789, John A. Van Buren, who d Mar. 31, 1808. 
He was an Ensign in the Seventh Regt., Albany County 

Children, bp at Kinderhook, sps "Ouders" (parents): 
i Abraham Van Buren, bp Mar. 25, 1791. 
ii Catrina Van Buren, bp June 27, 1792. '^ 
iii Robert Van Buren, bp June 4, 1794. ' 

iv Maria Van Buren, b Oct. 30, bp Dec. 6, 1795. 
V John Van Buren, b July 16, bp Aug. 19, 17 98. 
vi Eva Christina Van Buren, b May 23, bp June 28, iSoi. 
vii Elizabeth Van Buren, b Apr. 7, bp July 24, 1803. 
viii WiUiam Van Buren, bp Apr. 29, 1805. 
ix Peter Van Buren, bp Feb. 20, 1807. 

177 JOHANNES CTOHN) VAN DEUSEN, son of (90) 
Johannes Van Deusen and EHzabeth Huyck of Pittstown, 
Renss. Co.. N. Y. ; b there Jan. 17, bp at Kinderhook Feb. 3, 
1782; d Oct. 18, 1863; m (ist) a 1810, Elizabeth Welling, 
who d in 1832; (2d) Electa Bostwick. 

He served during the War of 181 2 as Ensign, Capt. Storm's 
Company, Col. William Knickerbocker's Regt., New York 

Sixth Generation 129 

Res: Arcadia, now Newark, "Wayne Co., N. Y. Oc: 

Children, all by first wife: 

334 i Catharine, b in 1S14; m in 1835, Andrew Van Valk- 


ii John, b in 1815; m Sarah Lown: res at St. Clair Co., 
Mich.; and d at Newark, N. Y.; wife d at Dexter, 
Mich. Issue: Polly; Philip; Julia Etta; Char- 
lotte; John; and others. 

iii Isaac, b in 1817; m (1st) in 183S, Catharine Van 
Valkenburg, by whom he had son, Alonzo, b 1843; 
d June 14, 1858; (2d) Jane Van Valkenburg, by 
whom he had son, John; d at age of two years; 
(3d) Mariaby Sanford, by whom he had one son, 
Merritt. His first two wives were sisters of An- 
drew Van Valkenburg, husband of his sister Catlia- 

iv Elizabeth, b Apr. 20, 1S21 ; d 1885 ; m Cornelius Van 
Inwagen; no issue. 

335 V Thomas, b J.Iay 24, 1825 ;m Feb. 18, 1865, Margaret 

Van Inwagen. 
vi Mar}', b Apr. 14, 1827; d 1849; m Ridley Sanford; 
res at Marion, Wayne Co., N. Y. ; no ch. 

178 ISAAK VAN DEUSEN, son of (go) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Elizabeth Huyck of Kinderhook, N. Y.; b there; 
bp Feb. 14, 1784; m March 20, iSio, Lvdi.\ Van Buren. 
They were residents of Kinderhook, Saratoga, and later of 
Niagara Co., N. Y., where he d March 6, 1S56; his wife d Aug. 
22, 1870. He was a miller by occupation. 

i Elizabeth, b Feb. 15, i8ii;dunm. 
ii Catharine Maria, b Nov. 28, 181 2; bp at Schaghti- 
coke Mar. 7, 181 3, no sps; unm. 

336 iii John I., b May 3, 1815; m 'Sla.y 12, 1847, Charlotte 


iv Peter, b Mar. 29, 181S; d Feb. 27, 1895 i ^ Sept. 11, 
1 85 1, Lucinda Brace ;d April 11, iS73;res Niagara 
Co., N. Y.; oc farmer. Issue: Nettie May. b 
Apr. 4, 1856; m May 16, 1S77, Beach T. Standish, 
they res at Lockport, N. Y.; Carrie Bell, b Sept. 
II, 185S; m Mar. 5, 1880, Homer E. Swick. 

V Cornelius, b Dec. 16, 1S20; m Sept. 7, 1S54, Ruth 
Cook. They were res of Lockport, N. Y. Issue: 
De W^itt Cook, b Sept. 8, 1S62; m Nov. 27, 1893, 

130 Van Deursen Family 

Margaret May Spence; res St. Catharines, Ont.; 

hotel keeper.' Issue: Emily Ruth, b Sept. 7, 

1899; d Oct. 7, 1902. 
vi Henry Tobias, b Sept. 11, 1S23; m Jan. 2, 1S66, 

Esther Lewis. Issue: Frank, who resides in 

Lockport, N. Y. 
vii Lydia Ann, b June i, 1S25; unm. 

179 LUCAS VAN DEUSEN, son of (90) John Van Deu- 
sen and Elizabeth Huyck; b at Kindcrhook, N. Y., April 24, 
bp July II, 1790; d Apr. 16, iS62;m June 19, 1820, Minerva 
Wood Porter, who d Feb. 13, 1881. They were m in Pitts- 
town, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., and resided there until 1834. At 
the census of 1S50 he res at Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y., and 
was by occupation a tanner, then farmer. 


337 i John Porter, b Mar. 24, 1821 ; m May 22, 1862, Anna 

M. Lav. 
ii William James, b July 15, 1822; killed in action at 

Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864; was Captain in 

Cornp. A, 160th Regt., New York Vol. Inf.; prob 

never married. 
iii Peter, b Mar. 14, 1824; m Apr., i856,^Elizabeth A. 

Van Valkenburgh; res Palmyra, N. Y. 
iv Edwin, b Dec. 28,^1825 ; twin of Philip. 
V PhiHp, b Dec. 28, 1825; d one in 1827 and the other 

in 1828. 
vi Rebecca Porter, b ]\Iar. 22, 1828; m May 20, 1S63, 

Edwin E. Rogers. 

338 vii Henrs' Martin, b May 5, 1830; m Aug. 28, 185S, 

Emeline Harkness. 
viii Harriet Newell, twin of Henr\' II., b May 5, 1830; d 

May, 1832. 
ix Minerva EHzabeth, b July iS, 1832; m Jan. 9, 1863, 

Alonzo Wynkoop. Issue: Helen E. Wynkoop, 

b Dec. 25, 1869; res Palmyra, N. Y. 
X A child, b Oct. 7, 1S34; d Feb., 1S35. 

339 xi Andrew Porter, b Apr. 14, 1S36; m June 18, 1868, 

Marv^ Cornelia Handy, 
xii Harriet Bostwick, b Apr. 10, 1839; d July 27, 1859. 

180 MARTIN VAN DEUSEN, son of (91) Melchert Van 
Deusen; b a 1760; m a 1783, Nancy Kennedy. He was co- 
heir, with his brother, Hendrick, of his grandfather, (34) J^lar- 

Sixth Generatiox 131 

ten Van Deusen (Abstract of Wills, Xew York Hist. Soc. Coll., 
Vol. 9, p. 2S6). He resided at Ghent, Columbia Co., N. Y. 

340 i Simeon, b Nov. 21, 17S7; m (ist) Nov. 23, 1807, 

Sylvia Champlin; (2d) Dec. 4, 1S13, Hannah Cran- 

181 TOBIAS R. VAN DEUSEN, son of (92) Robert T. 
Van Detisen and ^lars'tje Oostrander; bp Aug. 12, 1747; d 
Apr. 7, 1833, aged 88 yrs; m Oct. 28, 1768, Christina Van 
Deusen, dau of (36) Robert Van Deusen and Christiana 
Roorbach ; bp Sept. i, 1745. He was a member of the Eighth 
Regt., Albany Co. Militia, during War of Revolution. 

Res: Claverack; in 1795 Freehold, Greene Co., N. Y, 

i Lyntje, bp at Liv. Oct. 22. 1771; sps Robert Van 
Deusen, I\Iaria Van Deusen, wife of Gloudy De 
La Mater. 
340a ii Robert, bp at Liv. Apr. 21, 1776; sps Robert V, 
Deusen and wife Christina Rohrbach; prob m a 
1796, Ahda, or Polly, ]\IcArthur. 

341 iii Marten, b June 21, bp at Liv. Aug. 27, 1780; sps 

Tobias and Cornelia Van Deusen; m Sept. 25, 
1800, Charity Van Lone. 

342 iv Stephanus, b Sept. 13, bp at Clav. Nov. ic, 1782; 

sps Hendrick Muller, Arianje van Deusen; m a 
1805, Hannah Lash. 
V John, b Oct. 3, bp at Clav. Nov. 25, 17S7; sps 
Johannes Van Deusen, Fitje Rohrbach. 

182 ADAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (92) Robert T. Van 
Deusen and Mar\-tje Oostrander; bp at Claverack July 29, 
1759; m at Claverack Oct. 17, 17 So, Margretha Ostrander. 
He d prior to Nov. 24, 178S, on which date his widow vvas 
married to William Vosburgh, widower, of Kindcrhook. He 
served in Col. Robert Van Rensselaer's Eighth Regt., Albany 
Co. Mihtia. 

i John, b Apr. i, bp at Linlithgo, N. Y., May 24, 1781 ; sps 
John and Cornelia Van Deusen. 

^ 183 ARL^NTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (92) Robert T. 
Van Deusen and Marytje Oostrander; bp at Claverack March 

132 Van Deursen Family 

22, 1767; m by banns, at Claverack, Feb 12, 17S4, Abraham 
Elden (Elting). 

Children, bp at Claverack and Livingston: 

Robert Elting, bp Aug. 31, 17S5'; sps Tobias R. and 

Catharine V. Deuzen. 
James A. Elting. b Sept. 25, bp at Clav. Nov. 5, 17S6; 

sps James Elden, Maritje van Steenberg. 
Marytje Elting, b July 19, bp Aug. 9, 17S9; sps Jacobus 

and Helletje Van Dcusen; m David Brandt. 
John Elting, b Apr. 14, bp ^lay 8, 1 791 ; sps John Eltinge, 
Cornelia Hallenbeek. 

184 JACOBUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (92) Robert T. Van 
Deusen and Marytje Oostrander of Greene County, N. Y. ; b 
Nov. 5, 1770, at Van Deusen Manor, Greene Co., N. Y. ; bp at 
Coxsackie Feb. 20, 1772; d July 3, 1S53; m a 1791, at Berne, 
Albany Co., N. Y., Susan Van Buskirk or Sartje Bost- 
KERK, who d at Berne Oct. 16. 183 8, "aged 71 y, 6 m and id." 

Res: Van Dusen Manor, Greene Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

343 i Robbert, b May 10, bp at Clav. June 17, 1792; sps 

Robbert and Helletje Van Deusen; m Dec. 31. 
181 5, Abigal Secor. 
ii Maritje, b July 26, bp at Clav. Aug. 17, 1794; sps 
Laurance Protkerk, Maritje Clow. 

344 iii Lawrence, b Mar. 22, 1796; bp at New Salem, N. Y. ; 

m Feb. 24, 1820, Susannah Hungerford. 

345 iv Cornelius J., b Dec. 30, 1798, bp at New Salem, Feb. 

3, 1799; m Feb. 3, 1819, Lucretia or Christiana 

346 V Abraham, b Feb. 7, iSoo; m Jan. 6, 1822, Elizabeth 


185 HEYLTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (92) Robert T. Van 
Deusen and Marytje Oostrander; bp at Livingston June 15. 
1774; m at Claverack Jtily 7, 1793, Philip H. Barthel or 

Res: Columbia County, N. Y. 
i Robert Bartell, bp at Churchtown Aug. 24, 1794; sps 

Jacob, Elizabeth 

ii Maria Bartell, b Oct. 10, bp at Claverack Nov. 11, 179S; 
sps Jacobus Van Deusen, Sussanna Postkerk; prob m 
Philip J. Miller. 

Sixth Generation 133 

jii John Bartell, b June 26, bp at Livingston July 20, 1800; 
sps John Shaver, Marytje Smith. 

IV Comeha Bartell, b Mar. iS, bp at Claverack ^lay 2, 1802; 

sps Cornelius van Deusen, Trintjc Bratt. 

V Jacobus Bartell. b Apr. 6, bp at Claverack May 10, 1807 ; 

sps Jacobus van Deusen, Sussanna Postkerk. 

186 GEI':RTRUY van deusen, eldest dau of (93) 
Cornelis Van Deusen and Leah Oostrander ; bp at Albany, Feb. 
4, 1753; m there Nov. 23, 1770, Francis Marshal. 

Children, bp at Albany: 

Annatie Marshal, b Sept. 13, bp Sept. 14, 1771; sps 

Pieter and Annatie Marshal. 
Cornelis Marshal, b June 5, bp July iS, 1773 ; sps Cornelis 

and Leah V. Deusen. 
Petrus Marshal, b July 25, bp July 30, 1775; sps Petms 

and Annatie ^Marshal. 
i\Iaria Marshal, bp F"eb. S, 1778; sps Vv'ilhelmus and Maria 

V. Deusen. 
v Lea Marshal, b Mar. 17, bp Apr. 14, 1782; sps AVilhelmus 

and Christina V. Deusen. 

187 ARENT VAN DEUSEN, son of (93) Cornelis Van 
Deusen and Leah Oostrander of Albany; bp Dec. 28, 1755; m 
Feb. 23, 1777, at Albany, Margaret McCloud. Served 
during the War of the Revolution in Capt. John Van Wie 's 
Co., Col. John Schuyler's regiment (State Archives, Vol. i, 
p. 49S)- 

Res: Second Ward, Albany, 1790. 
Children, bp in Albany: 
347 i Elisabeth, bp Dec. 12, 1777; sps Frans. Marshall, 
Geertruv V. Deusen; m Dec. 31, 1795, Isaac Brate 
ii Cornelis, b Apr. 23, bp Apr. 30, 1780; sps Cornelis 

and Lea V. Deusen. 
iii Lea, b Apr. 10, bp Apr. 14, 1782; sps Gerardus 

Lansing, Leah Ostrander. 
iv Annatie, b Oct. 30, bp Nov. 12, 1784; sps Jacob Cuy- 

ler, Jannetie V. Deusen. 
V Robert, b Apr. 7, bp Apr. 15, 1787; sps Elisabeth V. 

^ 1 88 WILHELMUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (93) Cornelis 
Van Deusen and Leah Oostrander of Albany; bp there Dec. 3, 

134 Van Deursex Family 

1758; m a 17S0, Rachel Pieterse. He served in the 6th 
Regt., Albany County Militia. Col. Stephen Schuvler, durin- 
the Rev. War (Land JBounty Rights, N. Y. in Rev.). "^ 

Children-, bp in Albany: 

i Simon, bA^ig. 23, bp Aug. 30, 17S2 ; sps Arent and 

Catharina Van Deusen. 
ii Jobs (Johannes), b Oct. 5, bp Oct. 19, 17S3; sps 

Jobs, and Abigail Van Deusen. 
iii Lea, b July i, bp July 11, 1785; sps Frans and 
Geertruy Marshel. 
348 iv Samuel, b'i7S6; m (ist) May 21, 1S20, Sarah Vos- 
burgh; (2d) Apr. iS, 1S31, Christina Vosburg, 
sister of Sarah. 
V Susan, b a 17S8. 
348a vi Steward Dean, b a 1790; m Elizabeth Ertzberger. 

348b vii Cornelius, b a 1792 ; m (ist) ; (2nd) 

Margaret Biddle. 

1S9 CATHARINA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (93) Comelis 
Van Deusen and Leah Oostrander of Albany ; b April 11, bp at 
A. April 14, 1765; m a 17S5, Pieter Roman; b Jan. 16, 1762. 
He was a member of the Third Regt., Albany Co. Militia, Col. 
Philip P. Schuyler, War of Revolution. 

Children, bp in Albany: 
i Lea Roman, b Jan. 24, bp Feb. 25, 17S7; sps Frans and 

Geertruy Marshall. 
n Robert Roman, b Oct. 4, bp Oct. 31, 1790; sps parents. 
iii Mary Roman, b July 14, bp Aug. 15, 1792. 
iv Margaret, b Mar. 26, bp Apr. 20, 1794. 
v_ Gertrude Roman, b Jan. 12, bp Feb. 21, 1796; d y. 
vi_ Hubertus Roman, b June 29, 1797. 
vii Gertrude Roman, b Apr. 22, 1800. 

^ 190 JANNETJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (93) Comelis 
Van Deusen and Leah Oostrander; b in Albanv Dec. 13, bp 
Dec. 21, 176S; m there Dec. 18, 17S5, Peter Fero. He 
serv-ed in the Third Regt., Albanv Countv Militia, during the 
Revolution (Land Bounty Rights). 

Children, bp in Albany: 
i David Fero, b Aug. 3', bp Sept. 4, 17S6; sps Hendrik and 

Maria Fero. 
ii Lea Fero, b Dec. 15, 17S7, bp Jan. 13, 178S; sps Comelis 

V. Deusen, Geertruy Marshal. 
iii Comelis Fero, b Sept. 16, bp Oct. 25, 1789; sps Cornelis 

and Elisabeth V. Deussen. 

Sixth Generation 135 

191 ELISABETH VAN DEUSEN, youngest dau of (93) 
Cornells Van Deusen and Leah Oostrander of Albany; b Tufv 
5, bp at Albany July 14, 1771; m a 1791, Nicolaas Bratt 
or^BRADT, son of Anthony Bratt. They resided at Schenec- 

Cjiildren, bp in Schenectady 
i Maria Bratt, b Apr 29, bp May 16, 179. ; sps Anthony 

Bradt, Maria V eeder 
n Cornelius Bratt b Oct. 9. bp Noy. 10, 1793; no sps. 
in Anthony Bratt, b Jan. 30, bp March 8, 179c • d y 
ly Joan Bratt, b May i, bp May 6, 1796- d y ' " 

v_ Anthony Bratt, b Feb. 8, bp March 18, AgS • d y 
vi_ Lea Bratt, b Feb. 13, iSoo; d y. ' 

vii John Bratt, bp Noy. 28, iSoi.' 
yiii Anthony Bratt, bp Sept. 25, 1803. 
ix Gerrit Simonse Veeder Bratt, bp Feb. <, iSoc 
X Lea Bratt, bp Sept. 7, 1S06. 
xi_ Isaac Fonda Bratt, bp Sept. 3, 1808; d y. 
xii Isaac Fonda Bratt, bp Noy. 1 1 1809 ' 
xui Jacob Clute Bratt, bp Apr. 2, 1812. 

192 GLOUDE (CLAUDE) VAN DEUSEN, son of (94) 
Johannes Van Deusen and Christyntje De La Matre of Clave- 
Nov' « ■ i %^^ Kinderhook Sept. 6, 1754; m (1st) at Clay. 
Ao\. 8, 1780, Elizabeth Muller; (2d) at Palatine, N Y 
Jan. 12, 1791, Angelica Van SLYCKE;b Jan. 16, 1769 ;d Sept' 

When Gloude Van Deusen was still a yer^- young man 
scarcely out of his teens, the long smouldering fire of the Ameri- 
can Reyolut ion broke into flame, and, with his father and 
brothers,_ John and CorneHs, he cast in his lot with the patriots 
nc was m actiye seryice during the war, ser^-ing as priyate 
and sergeant. The follov/ing extracts are taken from his 
T8,'f ^^nV ^V.^^V^^^^^.P^'^'^^^' ^'^^^^ ^'^s filed Sept. 19, 
of^Pi ,!^^^^^''^ ^-^^ DEUSEN, a resident of the town 
pt Palatine, Montgomery Co., N. Y. Bom Sept. 27 17,-4 
S ^ V?7'''' °^ Clayerack, co. of Albany, now Columbia, N y' 
Was Bible record of birth [the yariation of this date will be 
noted from aboye Church Record of his baptism]. When 
called into service he liyed in the said town of Clayerack, he 
.;/ i ""^^-f ^^'^ revolutionary war, and continued to re- 

side there until about 38 years of age, when he removed to 
Tin f ?T Palatme. He was called into the service of the 
rP^i^ii . If '"^ ^^^ >^^^^ '775, the precise time he does not 
i-eco.lect. He was enrolled in the Company of Militia com- 

136 Van Deursen Family 

manded by Capt. Casparus Coyne, in the regiment when 
Henry [Lt. CoL Henry' J.] Van Rensselar was Coloneh John 
Osterhout was his Captain in 177S. He served over two 
years. In the Fall of 1777, he was in the service under Gen. 
Schuyler, Gates and Arnold at Fort Edward, Stillwater and 
places in the vicinity, previous to the surrender of Burgoyne 
and his army. He was at the decisive battle of Bemis' 
Heights, and this was the only regular battle in which he was 
engaged. Never received any written discharge. Stated that 
he served one year as sergeant and more than one year and 
six months as a private. Was present at Johnstown about 
Jan., 1776, and helped take Sir John Johnson and his tenants 
prisoners of war. 'That at the time of harvest of the year of 
the battle of Bemis Heights he got excused and went home 
and found his sister (Ariaantje) cradling in the harvest field 
and he returned shortly and was in the battle as before stated. 
His father, John Van Deusen, formerly called Johannes, was 
chairman of the Committee of Safety for the town of Claverack 
during the vrhole war; that he resided in a large brick house 
which he used as a fort during that whole v/ar." "July S, 
1S33. James Van Deusen resident of Kinderhook, Columbia 
Co., N. Y., stated that his brother Glondy is older than he, he 
is 78 on 27 Sept.; that his father was on the Committee and 
his three older brothers, Glondy, Cornelius and John vrere out 
at difl'erent times during the whole revolutionary war, de- 
ponent remaining at home, being the yovingest. Resided dur- 
ing the revolution in the town of Claverack. ' ' 

The regiment in which Glondy served was the Eighth, Al- 
bany County I\Iilitia, in v.'hich so many of his relatives also 
served. He died July 18, 1845 ; bur on his farm near Palatine, 
N. Y. 

Children, by first wife: 
i A son, b a 17S2 ; d y. 

By second wife: ' ' 

349 ii Johannes or John Gloude, b Feb. 24, bp at Kin. Apr. 

I, 1792; sps Johannes Van Deusen, Maria Bronk; 
m July 6, 181 7, Electa Marks. 

350 iii Helena, bp at Kin. June i, 1794; sps parents; m Oct. 

16, 1 810, John F. Walrath. 
iv Cornelius, bp at Fonda July 2, 1797; sps parents; d 
a 1805. 

351 v Peter G., b at Fonda July 27, 1799 ; m there Aug. 16, 

1820, Gertrude Van Deusen, dau of (155) Harpert 
Van Deusen and Rebecca Brewer of Johnstown, 
i\. Y. 

Old coin trunk, handed down in the Van Deu-stn family through Glonde Van Dcusen, 

Revuluti^.nary soldier and pensioner in the Eighth Albany County 

Militia. Was engaged in the battle of Bcinis Heights. 

Sixth Generation 137 

vi James G., b Apr. 15, 1802; bp at Fonda; sps parents; 
' d unm Oct . 2 , 1825; was a minister. 
352 vii Cornelius W., b Jan. 8, 1S06; m Jan. 8, 1829, Eliza- 
beth Comue. 
viii William Henry, b Jan. 12, 1812; m a 1835 Maria 
Moor; had four or five children who died prior to 
1857; d Aug., 1857; res at Kalamazoo, Mich., oc 

193 CORNELIS VAN DEUSEX, son of (94) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Christyntje De La Matre of Claverack ; bp at 
that place Jan. 8, 1758; m at Coxsackie, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1777, 
by the Rev. John Schuneman. pastor of the Reformed Dutch 
Church at Coxsackie, to Rachel Eltixge; b in Albany Co., 
N. Y., a 1759 ; dau of Lieut. James Eltinge of the Eighth Regt., 
Albany Co. Militia, Col. Robert Van Rensselaer. After Cor- 
nelis Van Deusen 's death, she married again Dec. i, 1799, 
Abraham Salisbury, who died June 16, 1824. 

Comelis saw much active ser\'ice during the Revolutionary'' 
War. He was Orderly Sergeant in Capt. Casparus Conyne's 
Company of Col. Robert Van Rensselaer's Eighth Regt.; in 
which so many of the Van Deusens fought. He was also a 
member of this same Company when it was commanded by 
Capt. John Osterhout, and was appointed Ensign Feb. 25, 1778. 
In the Spring of 1776 he was with the regiment at Johnstown, 
N. Y., for several months, during which time he assisted at 
the taking of Sir John Johnson and his tenants as prisoners of 
war. Later in the same year they were on an expedition up 
the Hudson River. In the early part of 1777 the regiment 
was stationed at Fort Edward, subsequently falling back to 
Fort Miller, and from thence to Stillv.-ater and Saratoga, where 
they remained all the time Burgoyne 's army remained in the 
vicinity. He took part in the battle of Bemis Heights, just 
previous to Burgoyne 's surrender. From 1779 to 17S2 he was 
stationed for several months of each year along the Hudson 
and Mohawk Rivers, on scouting expeditions and guard duty 
in Alban\- and Dutchess Counties, in piirsuit of Tories and 
Indians, according to the statement of his widow in 1S40, 
^'hen she made application for a pension (No. 17,776). At 
that time she v.'as eightv-one vears of age. He died at Green 
City, N.Y, Oct. 8, 1787. 

353 i Johannes (John J.), b Jan. 15, bp at Clav. Feb. 21, 
1779; sps Johannes and Magdalena Van Deusen; 

138 Van Deursen Family 

m (ist) Dec. ^7, iSoo, Lana Fonda; (2d) Mar. 3, 
1 814, Anna Maria Elting; (3d) June 17, iSi-j] 
Anna Maria Witbeck. 
354 ii James, b Dec. 24, i7S2;bp at Liv. Jan. 26, i7S3;sps 
James and Mar>' Eltinge; m Nov. 8, 1807, Maritie 
De La Matter. ^ 

194 ARIAENTJE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (94) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Christy ntje De La Matre; bp at Claverack 
Aug. 15, 1759; m July 29, 1781, Thomas Van Alstyxe; bp 
Sept. 26, 1756 ; son of Lambert Van Alstyne and Alleta Ooster- 
hout. (See Van Alstyne Gen.) 

Res: Schodack. Oc: Fanner. 
i Christinje Van Alstyne, b Feb. 11, bp at Clav. March i, 

1784; sps Johannes Van Deusen, Maletje Bronck; rn 

Emanuel Gunsalus. 
ii Lambert Van Alstyne, bp Dec. 12, 1785. 
iii Sartje (Sarah) Van Alstyne, b June 26, bp at Clav. July 

22, 1787; sps Tunis Van Alen, Sartje Van Deusen; m 

T Wagner. 

iv John Thomas Van Alstyne, bp Dec. 24, 1 789 ; m Elizabeth 

V Alida Van Alstyne, bp at Kinderhook, June 3, 1792; sps 

Jacob Miesick, Eva Van Alsteyn. 

195 JOHN J. VAN DEUSEN, son of (94) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Christyntje De La Matre; bp at Claverack Nov. 14, 
1761; m there Sept. 30, 1782, Fitje (Sophia) Hallexbeck, 
b in 1763 ; d Dec. 30, 1833. 

During the War of the Revolution John J. Van Deusen 
fought side by side with so many of his relatives in the Eighth 
Regt., Albany Co. Militia, under Col. Robert Van Rensselaer. 
On Apr. 6, 1787, he vras commissioned as Ensign in Capt. 
Kemper's Comp., Col. Henry J. Van Rensselaer's Regt., and 
in 1797 vras commissioned Lieutenant. His will, dated Mar. 
12, 1802, was pro Dec. 7, 1802. 
Res: Hudson, N. Y. 

i Christinje, b Sept. 17, bp at Clav. Oct. 5, 1783; sps 
Johannes Van Deusen, Maritje Bronck; m Sept. 16, 
1806, Jacob Elmendorf; b July 30, i7S4;dApr. 11, 
1831; she d July 15, 1S51. They res at Nassau, 
N. Y. ; no children recorded. 

Sixth Generation 


.55 n ^\llha^., b May i., bp at Clav. June 19, 1785; sps 
Jacobus \an Deusen, Sarah Hallenbeek; m Dec 
22, 1805, at Clav. Annatjen (Anna) Elmendorf. 
m Ananjc, b Aug i, bp at Clav. Aug. 26, 1787; sps 
Thomas Van Alstem. Arianje Van Deusen; m at 
rh'\-^p /u'..'^'4, Abraham Best. Issue: 
• AT *^^"1^^!^^ ^est, b Oct. II, bp at Clav. Nov. 20, 1S14 
'^ ."h y^""- ?J'bPftLiv.Mar.8, 1789; sps William 
and Maria Hallenbeek. She prob m Henrv Van 
Derzee (Burhans Gen.) 

V Jannetje, b Jan. 7, bp at Liv. Feb. 6, 1791 ; sps Jacob 

Dekker, Jannetje Hallenbeek '^ ' i J 

VI Sartje b Nov. 21, 1792, bp at Clav. Jan. 13, 179,- 

sps Peter Hogdeelen, Sartje Van Deusen; m Sept' 
.. ^ iS, 1S13, (359) Tobias R. Van Deusen 
vn Cornelius, b Nov. 19. bp at Clav. Dec. 2^, 1794; sps 

- AT. ["''^'''^ ^"""^ Deusen, Eva De La Matter; dy 
vm Abraham, b July 10, bp at Clav. Aug. 14, 1796- sps 
parents; dv. /y > f^ 

556 ix Catharine, b Mar. 4 or 14, bp at Clav. Apr. i c 1708- 
sps p'arents; m Apr. 16, 181 8, John Gardner 

X Lena, b Mar. 17, bp at Clav. Apr. 27, 1800; sps 

parents; m at Clav. May 21, 1S20, Jacob Gardner. 

XI Geertruy, b Aug. i8, bp at Clav. Nov. 13, 1802; sps 

Cloudus p. De La .Alatter, Jenetje Eltin; m Jan. 
9, 1825, (510) lyiichael Van Deusen of Gt. Barring- 
ton, Mass. ^ 

Tni^^ JACOBUS GAMES) VAN DEUSEN, son of (94) 
rack r'J''^ ??''^ ^"^ Christyntje De La Matre of Clave- 
fM^pr fo. ^^""^''7^^' '"^^= ^ ^^ ^^^''- J^^- ^5. 1786, Gritte 
Ta^L V 1.^^"^' ^^^s/^^: bp Dec. 25, 1762; dau of (lo'i) 
James \ an Deusen and Elizabeth Smith. 

In his will, dated July 21, 1846, recorded March 22, 1847, 

Bet^rt% A'^^ ^^^."^^^1^' ^°"' Cornelius and John, and dau 
msy, v.ife of Isaac \an Slyck. From this it would appear 
tnat he was married a second time 
Kes: Town of Kinderhook. 
357 i Elizabeth, b June 26, bp at Clav. Julv 31, 1790 or 
179/; sps James Van Deusen and Ehzabeth 
Smith; m a 1S12, Isaac Van Slyck 
n Cornelius, b a 1805. 
357a m John, b iSio; m Oct. 15, 1843, Caroline Juha 

140 Van Deursen Family 

^ 197 MATTHEUS VAX DEUSEX, son of (97) Tobias T. 
Van Deusen and Cornelia Van Deusen; b Sept. 12, bp at 
Claverack Xov. iq, 175S; m a 1770, Madelexe (Lexa) Becii- 
TEL. He d June 21, 1S51. his wife following him on Aug. 2, 
1851, aged 90 years, 4 mos. and 2 ds. Both are buried near 
"Spook Rock." Served in the Rev. War in the Eighth Regt., 
Albany County Militia. 

Res: Hudson, Census 1790 to 1820. 

i Cornelia, b Aug. 18. bp at Liv. Oct. 6, 1781; sps 

Tobias and Cornelia Van Deusen. 
ii Arianje, b Oct. 9, bp at Clav. Oct. 28, 17S7 ; sps John 
Bingham, Anatje Spoor; m July 6, 1S06, (22S) 
Abraham Van Deusen, son of (105) Tobias Van 
Deusen and Hannah Spoor. 

358 iii Maria, b July 7. bp at Clav. Aug. 10, 1794; sps Jacob 

Bechtel, Maria Xew; m Dec. 15, 1813, Cornelius 

198 ARIAAXTJE VAX DEUSEX, dau of (97) Tobias Van 
Deusen and Cornelia Van Deusen; b Aug. 2, bp at Clav. Aug. 
12, 1762; d July 5, 1787, and is buried at Spook Rock, Clave- 
rack, in the old Van Deusen burying ground ; m at Clav. Dec. 
22, 1780, John Bixgham, Jr., of New York City, an Alderman 
of that city. 

i Man.' Bingham, b Xov. 20, 17S1, bp at Livingston Jan. 

I, 1782; sps parents; m a iSoo, Archibald Somerville. 

Issue: Arianna Somerville, b June 9, 1807; m Jan, 

9, 1833, (294) Selah Van Duzer. 
ii Cornelia Bingham, bp Nov. 11, 1784, in First or Second 

Presbyterian Church, N. Y. City. 

199 ROBERT T. VAN DEUSEN, son of (97) Tobias T. 
Van Deusen and Cornelia Van Deusen; b Feb. 15, bp at Liv- 
ingston Feb. 24, 1765; m at Livingston Oct. 24,^784, Chris- 
tina Decker, "van Tachanick." Served in the Seventh 
Regt., Albany Co. Militia, during the latter part of the Rev- 
olutionary War (Land Bounty Rights). 

Ciiildrex, bp at Clav. and Copake: 

359 i Tobias R., b June i, bp July 16, 1786; sps Tobias 

and Cornelia Van Deusen; m Sept. 18, 1813, Sally 
(Sartje) Van Deusen; dau of (195) John J. Van 
Deusen and Fitje Hallenbeck. 

360 ii Jacob, b Nov. 5, bp at Copake Dec. 7, 1788; sps 

Sixth Gexeratiox 141 

Jacob Decker, Sarah Spoor; m (ist) Christina 

, : .• • • • V ^-^"^ ^" ^S^9. Margaret Jones. 

m Ariaantje, b June 17. bp July 24, 1 791 : sps Cornelius 

\ an Deusen, Henrickje Coneyn 
IV Matthew, b Feb S, bp Mar. 2, 1794; sps Mattheus 

Van Deusen, Lena Bechtel 

361 V Laurance, b June S bp June 25, 17Q7; sps Laurance 

. Decker, Anatje AA ashman; m a 1S20, Maria Fort,. 

VI Cornelia, b Dec. 21, iSoo, bp Jan. 18, 1801 ; sps 
parents. ^ 

362 vii John Bingham b Oct. 2, bp Nov. 3, 1S03; sps John 

J. Decker, Christma van Deusen; m Mav 14 iS-s 
Sarah Ann De Mark with. ' ' 

viii Caroline, b Sept. 4, bp Oct. 6, 1S08; sps parents. 

200 CORNELIS VAN DEUSEN, son of (97) Tobias T 
Van Deusen and Cornelia A'an Deusen of Claverack; b Auir 4' 
^t'tv.^ nTf ''^f ^^'P'- VS'/'74;m there April 3, 179S, Lixje 
LI2SA) De La M.^tter; b June iS, 17S1 ; d July 27, 1846. L 

w;^ . f M-T'^' J'^"^^" ^''''-'^ ^^ Col. Van Rensselaer's. 
Regiment of Miutia; was appointed Ensign in iSoo, and de- 
clined reappointment in 1812. He died Jan. 2, 1S62, and was 
buried with his wife at "Spook's Rock " 
Children, bp at Claverack: 

i Mattheus Abraham b June iS, bp July 7. 1799 ; sps 
lobias and Cornelia \ an Deusen; m a 1822, Polly 
• . • . . ... . . Issue: Mary A., b 1841 ; Sarah, b 

1843; Allen, b 1S48. 
n Robert b Nov. 9 bp Dec. 7, iSoo; sps Robert and 
Magdalena De La Matter- d v 
363 m Claudy (Claudius C.).b June 4;bp July II, 1802 -sps 
Claudius De La Matter, Lena Mandeville- m Oct 
9, 1833, Lydia Ann McClean. 
IV l^obert C, b Oct 7, bp Nov. 13, 1S03; sps Robert 
Van Deusen, Christina Decker; m* July 15 1824 
Lucretia Race, dau of Stephen Race of Claverack' 
Issue, bp at Claverack: Comeha Eliza, b Dec' 
27, 1827; bp Apr. 27, 1828; sps parents; m 
Dec. 28 1853, Edward Doan of New York; Sarah 
Louise Davis, b July 8, 1834; bp Jan. 14, 1835; sps 
parents, 00 - f-^ 

Cornelia, b Sept. 23, bp Oct. 20, 1805; sps Abraham 

and Anantje van Deusen; d Sept. 29, 18-3 
Mana b Feb 8 bp May 16, 1S07 ; sps parents. 
Cornelius C, b Feb. 6, bp Apr. 18, 1808; sps parents; 

142 Van Deursex Family 

m Sept. i8, 1S30, Christinje R. Van Deusen, dau 

of (c2 2) Robert T. Van Deusen. 
365 viii James Jeremiah, bp October 16. iSio; sps James 

De La Matter, Gitty Ostrander; m (ist) Oct. 20 

1832, Maria Morgantroid; (2d) Oct. 17, 1848, Ann 

E. Chapman. 
ix Stephen, b Sept. 4, 1813 ; d Mar. 13, 18S3. 
X Gilbert R., b May 22, 1820; d Apr. 27, 18S1 ; m Jan. 

I, 1846, Mary M. Comstock. Issue: Laura E., 

b 1850. 
xi John Gephard, b Sept. 29, 1822 ; d Feb. 17, 1S50. 

201 CONRAD VAN DUSEN, son of (99) Robert Van Deu- 
sen and Catharina Van Ham of Albany and Dutchess Counties, 
N. Y. ; b near Dover, Dutchess Co., April 23, 1751; bp at 
Claverack April 28, 1751; m (ist) Oct. 27 1771 ' Haxnah 
KooN or Coon, of Dutchess Co., who was b May i, 1754, and 
d at Adolphustov.m, Upper Canada, March 8, 1791; (2d) July 
9, 1 791, at Adolphustov/n, ]\Iillicent (Ferguson*) Hoover, 

dau of Ferguson and widow of Jacob Hoover, whom 

she married May 19, 1789, and by whom she had one son, 
Jacob Hoover, Jr., b July 11, 1790. She died April 27, 1829, 
and was buried beside her husband, Conrad Van Dusen, in the 
old United Empire Loyalist bur\'ing ground at Adolphus- 
town. Her first husband, Jacob Hoover, Sen., met his death 
by an accident. He was the son of Casper Hoover, a native 
of Holland, who immigrated to America and settled on the 
banks of the Susquehannah River in Pennsylvania. From 
Pennsylvania he rem.oved to Adolphustown, Upper Canada, 
where he died July, 1786. Jacob Hoover was a Revolution- 
ary soldier and, in September, 1787, filed a claim (No. 866) 
for property lost. 

Conrad Van Dusen was a Loyalist in the struggle for inde- 
pendence in the American Colonies, and for that reason his 
property in Albany County, N. Y., was sequestered in 1778. 
"From a report of Messrs. Matthew Adgate, Gabriel Essel- 
tine and Isaac Goes, Commissioners of Sequestration for 
Southern District of Albany County, New York, dated Feb. 
16, 1778, the personal property of 'Col. Vanduersen' Conrad 
Van Deusen, was sold for ;^27-i8-o" (Comptroller's Office, 
Albany, N. Y.). His own account of this transaction is re- 
lated in his claim to the British Government. "Montreal, 
November 9th 17S7. Evidence on the Claim of Conrad Van 
Dusen, late of Albany County, New York Province. Claim- 
ant Sworn. Says he is a native of Duchess County N. York 

Sixth Generation J43 

o !m leavmg home at that time was to release Capt \ Ic \ bH 
time he had trained in the miliLXt'nevSfe^.ed'^^'H: \^ 

t^e^whole W»f "k^""" *° '^?™"- «<= ^''■■^d *" that"g?4 
tne -fthole U ar. He now resides on Bav of 0,,,-nt,- .tC-r" 



c^^n'^ii^' r^--'" rpp:'d\r:;d"rh i'^i-^'i? 

not knowmg if ever they would meet a-ain As heind hi^ 


o.^ th i. .aces^rXrr :IS,tT„a-ht: t^h^m tfh.-li Vh^ 

144 Van Deursen Family 

finally got away and Conrad subsequently rejoined the British 
army. Years aften,vards, when peace had once more settled 
dov/n upon the land, and Conrad and his family were far 
away from the scene of his narrow escape, on the shore of the 
Bay of Quinte, he received a letter from the tender hearted 
lady to whom he had given the ring, returning it to him. He 
had not even known her name until the coming of her letter, 
and often afterwards he spoke with gratitude of her genuine 
loyalty and fidelity as that of a true heroine. 

Conrad Van Dusen served in Colonel Fanning 's regiment 
during the whole term of the war, as noted above in his testi- 
mony. The regiment was most actively engaged in the 
Carolinas. The following extracts of the dates of musters of 
the regiment, in which Conrad's name appears, were copied 
by Captain Albert H Van Deusen, the compiler of this work, 
from the original docviments. 

ESQ. is Colonel Commanded by Maior lohn Coffin. Flushing 
Fly (Long Island: June 12, lySJ). CONRAD VAN DEUSEN, 
enlisted in said regiment in Febmary 1777 in New York City. 
Musters: Lloyd's Neck, Long Island, Nov. 11, 1770, in Ab- 
raham De Peyser's Company. George Town, S. C, February 
71, 1781, in Capt. Thomas Chapman's Company. Savannah, 
Geo., April 24, 1781, Same Company. Same, Oct. 24, 1781, 
Ditto. Do. April 24, 1782, Do. Flushing Fly, Long Island, 
Jan. 26, 1783, Ditto. Ditto June 12, 1783. " 

[For typographical reasons the list of soldiers' names, 
which in the original document follov.'s immediately after the 
above, has been carried over to the next page.] 

Sixth Generation 







Thomas Chapman . . . 

Lieutenants. . . 

James ^^ackav 


Barclay Fanning 



John Sheldon 



Asa Blakslev 



Robert Campbell 



Zachariah Dobbs . . . . 



Jacob Brewer 



name crossed out .... 



David Cuttler 



Ezckial Scalev 



Jonathan Palmer. . . . 



Glibert Rose 



Robert Opden 


Nathan Burroughs.. . 



David Stage 



Conrad Van Dusen.. . 



lohn Darby . . 



Ennos Flewallen 



Elii Yeomans 



lohn Weaton 



[ohn Collard 



Titus Way 



James Mack Mullen. . 



Nathaniel Chappie. . . 



Frederick Fox 



William Smith 



Abraham Rose. ... 1 

Returned from being 



Peter King \ 

Prisoners taken 20th 



Tames Cronk 

February 1781 



Jolin Sligle 

Deserted i6tli May 17 S3 



Wilham Huff 1 



Christian Dobbs. . . 



Benjamin Yeomans > 

Prisoners -wnth the 



Jacob Haviland . . . 
Francis Van Dyke. 






Alexander Sperry. . 





"We do hereby Certify that the Commission, Non Com- 
mission, Officers, and private Men, of this Company, was Ef- 
fective, at the Time's, set against Their Respective, names in 
The v/ithin Roll — and That the True and proper Reason's, 

146 Van Deursen Family 

are herein assigned, against the names of those who are at 
This Time absent — 

(signed) "Jas Mackay Lieut 
The following is endorsed Kings American Regt. 

on the back: " Barclay Fanning 

' ' MUSTER ROLL of the Lieut K. A. Regt. ' ' 

Granidier Company of the 
Kings Amr Regimt Flushing 
Fly June 12, 'S^- " 

The Fanning Regiment was organized in December, 1776, 
and early part of 1777, by the efforts of Governor Tryon and 
his son-in-law, Edmund Fanning. The Corps formed part 
of the expedition which captured Forts Clinton and Mont- 
gomery on the Hudson, in October, 1777. In July, 1779, it 
accompanied Tryon in the expedition in which New Haven 
was plundered, and Fairfield and Norwalk, Connecticut, re- 
duced to ashes. It saw its hardest fighting in the Carolinas, 
and was present at the capture of Charlesiown in 1779. It 
was considerably reduced at the battle of King's Mountain, 
but recovered sufiiciently to participate in the battle at Cam- 
den, April, 17S1, in which General Green was defeated by 
Lord Rawdon. 

At the close of the struggle the Corps had dwindled to about 
one third its original strength, and the majority of the rem- 
nant emigrated to New Brunswick, Canada, settling a little 
below Woodstock, on the St. John River. Their lands were 
not very good, however, and many had abandoned them be- 
fore the grant was issued, August 17, 17S7. 

Dr. Canniff, in his work. The Settlement of Upper Canada, 
states that Conrad Van Dusen was a member of the notorious 
guerilla Company, Butler's Rangers, v/hich desolated the in- 
fant settlement of Wyoming, Pennsylvania, in 1778. An ex- 
amination of the "Old United Empire Book," at the Crown 
Lands Office, Toronto, Canada, in v/hich the names of these 
Rangers are entered, disproved this statement; Conrad's not 
being found among them. He was the only Tory of his 
family, but this did not divide him from their affections, as is 
proved by the fact of his brother, Casper, who was a Patriot, 
emigrating v/ith him to Canada, after the great struggle was 
over. Both had fought to uphold that which he deemed 
right, and we must bear in mind that, whatever the spirit of 
the British tory, which led to the Revolution, the American 
tory and loyalist was often a man whose heart and head were 
with the quarrel of the Colonies, but whose conscience forbade 


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Original Freemason's CertifiLate of Conrad Van Dusen. 

Sixth Generation 147 

his taking up arms against the Kling, in the doctrine of whose 
"Divine right" he had been trained. Immediately after 
being discharged from the service, Conrad joined his 'familv, 
whicli he conducted to New York. On descending the Hud- 
son River, his second child, Susannah, died and was buried at 
Kingston, N. Y. 

Conrad Van Dusen and his brother, Casper, grandfather of 
the compiler of this work, were of the party which left New 
York in September 17S3, under the leadership of Major Peter 
Van Alstyne of Kinderhook for Canada. Their vessel was 
escorted by the British Man-of-War Hope, which piloted them 
along the Atlantic coast and up the St Lawrence River as far 
as Sorel. There the party wintered, built bateaux, and in the 
Spring, with provisions and supplies furnished by the British 
Government, started on their perilous journey of ascending 
the great river to Lake Ontario. About a month before leav- 
ing Sorel, the degrees of the Masonic fraternity were conferred 
upon Conrad Van Dusen by Unity Lodge No. 73 of Quebec. 
The records of this old Lodge were lost in the early part of the 
last century, but the certihcate of Conrad's membership is 
still in existence,'of which the following is a copy. 

"We, the Master, Vardens, & Secretary of 
Unity Lodge No. 73 of Quebec held at Sorel, 
Do, hereby certify that our worthy Brother 
Conraied Van Dusen, the bearer hereof, was 
by us lawfully Entered, Pass'd & Raiz'd, 
So that without hesitation may be Admitted 
or Incorporated into any lawful Warrented 
Body wherever mett, congregated, or con- 
vened, he having to his utmost of power 
[Seal] strenuously supported and contributed to the 

Advancement, and Interest of Masonry with 
Zeal and Vigour. 
"Given under our (signed) "Alen Bissett MR. 

hands & Seal of our Lodge this ' ' Francis Willson S. W. 

7th day of May at Sorel in this "Andrew Coulter Jr. 

present year 1784 A. L. 5784." 

' ' Benaiah Gibbs Secry. ' ' 

On June 16, 1784, the party reached their destination on the 
Bay of Quinte, about thirty miles west of Cataraqui, later 
known as Kingston, at a place then known as Fourth Town, 
and later as Adolphiistown. Here they landed and drew 

148 Van Deursen Family 

lots for the choice of land; heads of families having the 
preference. And here, under the most trying circumstances. 
they began once more that pioneer life from which their 
families had but recently emerged in the Colonies; hewing 
their homes out of the virgin forest, as their fathers had done 
before them. 

Conrad was a man of affairs in the little settlement. His 
first location was on the west half of lot 14, First Concession, 
which was patented to him April 5, 1797. He opened a 
house of entertainment, or tavern, where most of the meetings 
for the transaction of business were held. Here the fathers 
met to smoke their pipes and quafi their mugs of beer, while 
they settled the knotty questions of the community; while 
in an adjoining room their lads and lassies were "enjoying 
themselves in their fashion, to the merry strains of the dance 
inviting fiddle. 

For about fourteen years they lived the usual life of pioneers 
and were without any religious life, excepting such as lingered 
in the hearts of individuals in the settlement. But a change 
was now dauTiing. The Reverend William Losee, of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, made his way through the wild- 
erness on a missionary journey from Albany to Canada. 
When he reached Adolphustovrn Conrad Van'Dusen enter- 
tained him at his tavern and the dancing hall was put at his 
disposal for preaching. The music of the fiddle gave place 
to the sweet sound of the gospel of the grace of God to poor 
needy sinners. The neighbors flocked in from far and near 
to listen to the ' ' good news from a far country, ' ' and a wave 
of revival spread over the community. Conrad was one of 
the early converts, and, with true purpose of heart, he took 
an axe and chopped down the sign post of his tavern, and 
turned his bar into a meeting place for prayer. From that 
time on, to the close of his long life, he was a faithful and con- 
sistent follower of his Saviour, and filled the office of Circuit 
Stewart and Class Leader for many years. He died in great 
peace on November 3, 1827, and was buried in what is now 
called the Old U. E. Burying Ground, near the Courthouse at 
Adolphustown. His wife, ]\Iillicent Hoover, survived him 
two years, and Hes buried beside him. 

Mr. Losee lingered among the little congregation where he 
had reaped such a harvest of souls, and soon the question of 
a regular meeting-house, or church, arose. It was agreed to 
build one, with Mr. Losee as minister. The original deed of 
the land for this church, written in the beautiful hand of Arra 
Ferguson, brother to Millicent Hoover, is still in existence, in 

Sixth Generation 149 

the possession of Mr. II. H. Allison of Adolphustown, and was 
copied by the compiler of this work in August. 1899. It is a 
valuable record of the names of most of the heads of the fami- 
lies at that time, and by it we see that Conrad was the largest 
subscriber to the building fund. 

"Adolphustown, Feb. 3rd, 1792. Dear Friends and Breth- 
ren. As Almighty God has been pleased to visit us in this 
wilderness land with the light of a preached Gospel, we think 
it requsite to build a Meeting-house or Church for the more 
convenient assembling of ourselves together for social worship 
before the Lord. 

"We do agree to build the said church under the direction 
of William Losee, Methodist preacher, our brother who has 
labored with us this twelve months past, he following the di- 
rections of the Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
or in his absence under the direction of any assistant Preacher 
belonging to the IMethodist Episcopal Church in Great Britain 
or America, sent from there by proper authority (such as the 

Bishop) to labor among us We do further 

agree to build said church thirty-six feet by thirty feet, two 
stories high with 'gallery in the upper ston.' or second story. 
Said house to be built on the north west corner of Paul Huff 's 
lot of land. No. 18, third concession, Fourth Town. 

"We the subscribers do promise to pay, or cause to be paid 
to the Directors towards the building of the said church as it 
is wanting, the sums of money annexed to our names under- 
neath where we have hereunto set our hands the date above 

"Halifax Currency. 

' Paul U-aK ' £10-0-0 

' Peter Frederick 4-0-0 

' Elizabeth Roblin 1 2-0-0 

' William Casey 7-0-0 

'Daniel Steel 3-10-0 

'Joseph ElHson 5-0-0 

' Willia.m Green i-o-o 

' William Ruttan 1 0-0-0 

' Solomon Huft 2-0-0 

' Stophel Garman 2-0-0 

'John Green 3-0-0 

'Peter Ruttan 4-0-0 

'Joseph Clapp 5-0-0 

' John Bininger i-o-o 

' Conrad Vandusen 1 5-0-0 

'Henry Hover 8-10-0 

150 Van Deursen Family 

' ' Casper Vandusen 2-0-0 

' * Arra Ferguson 3-0-0 

' ' Andrew Embury 2-0-0 

' ' Daniel Dafoe 2-0-0 

' ' Henr}' David 4-0-0 

"William Ketheson 2-0-0 

Total 22 ;^io8-o-o 

The land for the site of the church was given by Paul Huf[ 
and his wife; the following being an abstract of the deed. 

"This Indenture Made and Executed this seventh day of 
June in the year of our Eord One thousand eight hundred and 
'eleven, between Paul Huff of the Township of x\dolphustown 
in the Counties of Lenox and Addington in the Midland Dis- 
trict and province of Upper Canada and ]\Iary my Wife of the 
one part, and Christopher Germain, William Ruttan, Solomon 
Huff, William Casey, Augustus Shorts, John Roblin and Wil- 
liam More, all of the Counties and District and province 
aforesaid of the other part : 

"Witnesseth, that the said Paul Huff and Mary my Wife, 
for and in Consideration of the Love, Good will and affection 
we have for the ]\Iethodist Episcopal Church, hath Granted, 
Bargained and Released Confirmed and Given; and by these 
presents do Give, Grant, Bargan, Release, Confirm, and Con- 
vey, unto them the said Trustees in Trust and their succes- 
soi-s Trustees in Trust for the use and purposes hereinafter 

declared a certain parcel of 

land " etc, 

' ' William Patterson (signed) ' ' Paul Huff 

' ' WiUiamson Huff ' ' Mary Huff 




Conrad Van Dusen had a large family of fifteen children, all 
but one of whom lived to maturity, married, and had children. 
From him and his brother, Casper, the numerous Canadian 
Van Dusens, besides many others of various names, children 
of female lines, are descended. 

Children, all excepting first two, bom in Canada; by first 

366 i Catherina (Katrena), b July 28, bp at Clav. Aug. 24, 
1774; sps Marden V. Deusen and EHzabeth Ostran- 
der, his wife; m Feb. 2, 1792, David Brown of 

Sixth Generation 151 

ii Susannah.b July 27, 1782 (?); d July 6, 1783; bur at 
Kingston, N. Y. 

367 iii Henrv Coon, b ]an. j6, 17S6; m Jan. 27, 1S07, Mary 


368 iv Susannah, b Apr. 2, 17S9; m Jan. 27, 181 1, John 

By second wife: 

369 V Hannah, b Apr. 12, 1792; m (ist) ]\Iar. 19, 1810, 

John Tobey, who d Sept. 14, 18 28; (2d) Apr. 17, 
183S, Patrick Healy. 

370 vi Rachel, b Dec. 14, 1793; m Dec. 10, 1810, William 


371 vii Phebe, b Nov. 28, 1795; m June 15, 1S15, Thomas 


372 viii Sarah, b May 26, 1798; m Aug. 7, 1816, Jacob Roblin. 
ix Daniel, b Jan. 29, iSoo; m Apr, 6, 1825, Margaret 

Johnson; d July 18, 1826, from effects of ampxita- 
tion of limb, due to cut on knee ; was a carpenter 
by trade. Issue: David, b 1S26; d 1829. 

373 X Conrad, b Dec. 14, iSoi ; m Mar. 20, 1820, Mary Rob- 

lin. - 

374 xi Arra Ham, b May 4, 1804; m May 2^, 1827, Ann 

Mc Grath. 

375 xii William.bFeb. 8, iSo6;m (ist) Dec. II, iS28,Nancy 

Hartford; (2d) :\Ielinda Cooney; (3d) Sally Weeks. 

376 xiii Roswell, b Aug. 20, 1S08; m Dec. 8, 1830, Phoebe 


377 xiv James Yeoman, b Aug. 5, 1 810; m in 183 1, Isabell 


378 XV Jacob Richard, b Mar. 26, 1813; m May 10, 1837, 

Charlotte Beman of Hartford, Conn. 

202 CASPER VAN DUSEN, son of (99) Robert Van 
Duesen and Catherina Van Ham' of Albany and Dutchess 
Counties, N. Y. ; b in Dutchess Co. April 19, i76i;d Dec. 23, 
1838, at his home in Sophiasburg, Prince Edward Co., Upper 
Canada; m in Adolphustown, Upper Canada, by Peter Van 
Alstyne, J. P., Feb. i6, 1786, Hannah Mary Shorts; b Jan. 
23, 1766; d at Hilton, Brighton Township, Northumberland 
Co., Canada, Oct. 26, 1862, at the advanced age of ninety-six 
years; having survived her husband for twenty-four years. 
She lies buried at Hilton. An account of her parents will be 
found in ^Miscellaneous and Related Families. 

Casper was a patriot during the Revolutionary- War, servin 
in Capt. Israel Vail's Company, Second Rcgt., Dutchess Co. 

152 Van Deursen Family 

Militia, Col. Morris Graham; and also in the Sixth Dutchess 
Co. Regt. There is record of his service from Oct. lo, to Nov. 
23, 1779. His elder brother, Conrad, was a loyalist, and suf- 
fered the confiscation of his property. The difference in 
opinion does not seem to have divided their affections, how- 
ever, for both Casper and Conrad were of the party, mostly 
composed of loyalists, v.-ho left New York in September, 17S3, 
under leadership of Maj. Peter Van Alstyne, J. P., of Ivinder- 
hook, to seek a new home in Canada. They settled on the 
Bay of Quinte, in the Fourth Town, later called Adolphus- 
town. Casper's land lay on the west half of Lot 13, and east 
half of Lot 14 (Conrad was on the west half of Lot 14) Second 
Concession, 200 acres, which was patented to him Aug. 31, 
1801 and July 23, 1804. The following extracts from Council 
Proceedings refer to this land. "ORDER IN COUNCIL 
giving effect to the proceedings of the Commissioners in 1800, 
for the Eastern District, Dist. of Johnstov/n & Midland Dis- 
trict Gasper Van dusen claims the west 

half of lot number thirteen in the second Concession of Adol- 
phustown. Allowed. 

"Gasper Vandusen claimes the east half of lot number 14 
in the second concession of Adolphustown. 

' ' No. 59. To his Excellency Peter Hunter Esqr. Sr General 
Commanding his Majesty's Province of upper Canada etc. 

Ivlay' it please your Excellency In the 

year 1796, a description passed my ofiice in favor of Capt. 
Abraham Mabee, for the East half of lot No 14 in the 2d Cons 
upon General Haldimans Certificate, & according to the Entry 
on the Quebec plan of Adolphustown. 

"In the year 179S this land was allowed by the Commis- 
sioners to Gasper Vanduser, but the claim could not be car- 
ried into Effect, because the deed has been passed & issued to 
Capn Mabee. 

"On the Quebec Plan Capn Mabee is entered on the_ East 
half, & John Hartman, from whom Vanduser "s claim is de- 
duced on the west half but it seems that Mat)ees improvements 
are on the West half & Vandusers on the ir^ast. 

"Mabee is willing to surrender his deed, or convey to_ Van- 
duser provided he can get another for the west half; or if this 
cannot be done, as Vandusen and Maybe are evidently en- 
titled to the lot between them, Maybee having already gotten 
one half, the other might be granted should your Excellency 
see proper, to Vandusen Sc the parties could then make the 
necessary exchange themselves. 

' ' If the entry on the Quebec plan had been made right in 







- ': ' ' 

Saw, issued anions other tu>.Is bv British Government Vj Casper Van Dusen after 

his arrival in Canada in June, i:S4, v.-ith the Van _Alst;.-ne party of loyahsts 

from \e\v York; now in the possessif'n of A\il!iam Albert 

Van Deusen of Madison, \Viseon>in. 

Sixth Generation I53 

the first instance to mabee, nothing could have impeded Van- 
dusers claim ; if any expedient of the above kind therefore, can 

rLltT'f- ^ ' f ^t'"^^; r^^ ^' ^^^^^fi^d- t^^e embarressment 
of the Parties got nd o , & they are ^villing to acquiess in such 
order, as to your Lxceilency in your wisdom, may deem meet 
to give. 

"All which is respectfullv submitted bv 
Sur Gen office "D. W. Smith 

ioJuneieSo2 SurGenl" 

1 • i7°^^-, ."^ ^^ J^"^ ^^^^- In order to sustain the 
claim allowed by the Commissioners to .Air. Van Du^en- The 
U. Governor will accept of the surrender of Captn Mabee 's 
deed who may (uponthe original authoritv,) receive another 
for the proper halt ol the lot, upon which his improvements 
are made. 

h.r^^'S r'^^/^l'''''^ nominee, or his representative, will 
have a Patent for the land originally granted. 

' ' By order of the Lt. Gov. 

(signed) James Green 

The records of the Land Office at Xapanec. Ont., show that 
)\A ^^1 ? ^°^ '4, second concession, Fourth Town 

hn^^'l? r^T""^-; '''^' '^'''^'*^ ^>' ^^^ C^°^™ to Captain Abra- 
cTni^i ? P",^ ^:, 'IV ' ''^"^ ^'" J^^>- -^3. 1S04, the same par- 
cel of land was deeded by the Crown to Gasper Vanduser It 

tTlt'^tl W^-^'i^w- ^? ^'^- '4' 1809, Casper sold this land 
to Daniel Haight for ;^ioo-o-o, having previouslv, Jan. 26 
1603, sold t^he adjoining piece of propertv, the west half of 
i-ot 13, to the same person; price not stated 

fn^^'?f^'J''^ """^i ^^"'''i" ^^ Adolphustown. In 1797 he moved 
to Sixth 1 own later Sophiasburg, across the narrow bav, in 
Prince Edward County. Here he took up Lot iS. on the 
iligh Shore, which was patented to him bv the Crown 
til'^'^l '8°3, and contained 200 acres. On this home- 
stead he passed the remainder of his life, and was a prominent 
and_ useful member of the community. Under the faithful 
yoT^^'Tu -^^ 'v-' ^^^'- ^^^^"^^^ Losee, he, too, was con- 
l-^^v .° ^7^st; his whole after-life being stamped with that 
s mphcity of spmtual life which left no doubt as to the heart 
fully won. The Rev. Dr. Green, writing in i860, says of him 
at this turning point in his life, that '"when first converted 
ne was ver>' ignorant of religious matters, and when he stood 
up to say grace at table he repeated 'And now I lay me down 
of I !f '^ uT ^"f^ ^^'^ """"^y religious words he 6ould think 
^h and doubtless they were acceptable to God. But he was 

154 Van Deursen Family 

an apt scholar in the school of Christ, and I have heard him 
pray and speak at meetings \\ith much propriety and ^^^eat 
power. His widow is still living, and is probably the only 
survivor of the first class formed by Mr. Losee. ' ' He became 
a class leader, and an active participant in the religious Hte 
of the settlement; with his own hands assisting to build the 
first church of the Methodist denomination in this district, 
the Hallowell Meeting-house, better knovs^n as the Old Congers 
Church. It is still in existence, and is the oldest Methodist 
Church now in use in the Province of Ontario. He also gave 
liberally of his worldly goods for this purpose, as will be seen 
in the following interesting extracts from original memoranda, 
taken from the old memorandum book of the Hon. Stephen 
Conger, J. P., in reference to the. building of the Hallowell 
meeting house: 

"Begun 14th June 1809 

Hellebron Valleu 4^ days 

Caspert Vandusen 5^ do 

Abram Vanblaricom i ^ do 

Henry Johnson i do 

Caspert Vandusen i do 

"Sent to Kingston to Joseph Forsyth 3d July 1S09 for the 
Meeting house an order Signed by S Conger H Valleu C Van- 
dusen and R Johnson Trustees 
25 lb of shingle nails 

150 lb of siding do • ■ . 

25 lb of 8 pennys do 
2 boxes of Glass 7^ by S^- 
iS lb of putty 
i keg of white lead 
I jar of oil 
1 painters brush 

Received the above articles safe by William Ruttan 

"Account of Money Collected on A Subscription paper for 
building A infecting house 

Sarah Huyck ;^o-5~^' 

Clapp paid when he signed 0-2-6 

Jacob Rattan o-io-o 

13th July 1S09 0-17-6 

^''^ '?ran?s %'om w'v^' l' T'"'''^ ^?^' ^^?P^r Van D^:sen and other pioneer emi 

grants Irom Ne%% Wk State to Canada in .7S4. The oldest Methodist 

church now m use in the Province of Ontario. 

Sixth Generation 155 

Received from C Vandusen Trustee" 

"Team work drawing timber 
Caspert Vandusen 2 days 

"25 Sept 1809 
Team work drawing stone Caspert Vandusen two hands and A 
team one day' ' 

"1810 Feby ist Received from Caspert Vandusen Trustee 
money which he collected on a paper and crossed out the 
Names who he got it of 

being ;£i-i-9 

' ' ac church 
Deer II [1S09] Received from 

Richard Benson ;^o-io-o 

Caspert Vandusen o-io-o 

£1- 0-0 
"Dec I 1810 

' * 4 Bis from C Vandusen In peas ;/^o-i6-o 

"March 9th iSii Stephen Roblin 

by C Vandusen 5-0 

"30 April 1811 

D Jenkins in flour £o~ 5-0 

John Sparrow \ Do o-ii-o 

Caspert Vandusen Do 0-19-0 

- £^-^5-o 

"April 12 1811 

Received from 

Caspert Vandusen 3 qrs Vrt flour 

from at 203 ;^o-i5-o 

John Vv'ood 100 Wt i- 0-0 

Richard Gardner one flour barrel 2-6 

Casper Van Dusen lived to the ripe age of seventy-seven. 
He died Dec. 23, 183S, and hes buried in the old Conger's 
Church graveyard. He and his wife used the Dutch language. 
Many references to him and to his brother, Conrad, will be 
found in the histories of the settlement of this part of Canada 
(See Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 60; Playter's 
History of Methodism in Canada, p. 32 ; etc). 









156 Vax Deursex Family 

Children, the first six b in Adolphustown, the others in 
Sophiasburg : 

379 i John, h Dec. 7, 17S6; m (ist) May 15, 1810, Mary 
Armstrong; (2d) in 1S25, Patience Aldrich. 
A son, b Apr. 22, d Apr. 24, 1788. 
Catharine, b July 23, 1789; m Dec. 30, 1810, John 

Fanny, b Dec. 5, 1792; m (ist) Jan. 12, 1813, Levi 

Bates; (2d) May 29, 1855, John Bennet. 
Mary, b Jan. 15, 1794; d tinm Feb. 9, 1813. 
Rosannah, b Jan. 29, 1797; ni Apr. 4, 1S15, John W. 

383 vii Robert, b Apr. 2, 1799; ni (ist) a 1820 Elizabeth 

Roblin; (2d) a 1S45 Mary Ann Brown. 

384 viii Amelia, b Jan. 13, 1S02 ;m Feb. 12, 1S24, James Lent. 

385 ix Elizabeth, b Aug. 16, 1804; m June 12, 1828, James 


386 X Rachel, b Jan. 13, 1807; m Feb. 21, 1837, Lewis R. 


387 xi Charlotte Croel, b Nov. 5, 1810; m June 16, 1S41, 

Abraham Huff. 
3S8 xii Peter Jasper Monk, b June 4, i8i5;m Sept. 30, 1835, 
Deborah Ferro Davis. 

203 CORNELLS VAN DEUSEN, dau of (99) Robert 
Van Deusen and Catherina Van Ham of Albany and Columbia 
Counties, N. Y. ; bp at Clav. Jan. 26, 1766; m a 1789, Tunis 
(Anthony) Schertz (Schutt). He served in the Second 
Regt., Dutchess Co. Militia, Col. Abraham Brinkerhoff, as 
Teunis Schutt. 

i A child, bp at Hillsdale, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1791 ; sps parents. 
ii Barbara Schertz, bp at Hudson, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1792 ; sps 

Nicholas Scherly, Margreth Cooper. 
iii Maragia Schertz, ^b Apr. 9, bp at Clav. Oct. 19, i799; 

sps George Schertz and Polly Schutz. 

204 ROBERT VAN DEUSEN, eldest son of (100) Jo- 
hannes Van Deusen and Fytje (Sophia) Roorbach; bp at 
Livingston Oct. 25, 1755; m a 1776 M.\rytje Krein (Crane). 
He was a member of the Tenth Regt., Albany County Militia, 
Col. Henry Livingston (Report from War Dept.). 


i Petrus, b Nov. 29, 1780; bp at Liv. Jan. 28, 17S1; 
sps Petrus and Catherine Crane; prob m a i799> 

Sixth Generation 157 

Elizabeth Jissim. Issue; Anna Maria b Mar. 
29, bp Sept. 8, 1799; Samuel Ering. b Sept. 25, 
bp Nov. 13, 1S03; Jan, b Sept. 8, bp^Dec. 21 1806; 
Alida, b June 2S, bp Sept. 10, 1809; all bp at 

389 ii Robert, b Feb. 2, bp at Liv. April 30, 1782; sps Jure 

(George) Van Deusen, Eva Brissee; m a 1S05, 
Margaret Thorn. 

iii Catrina, b June 12, bp at Copake Aug. 8, 1784; sps 
William and Elizabeth Lott. 

iv Laurance, bp at Copake Mar. 24, 17S6; sps Laurence 
Decker, (207) Tabitha Van Deusen; m Susan 

, b N. Y. 1805; res in 1850, Claverack; 

oc shoemaker. Issue: Georgianna, b 1S41 ; Fer- 
dinand, b 1843. In the records of this family 
there appears a Mary Ann Van Deusen, b in Conn. 
in 1770, and living with Laurance in 1S50 at the 
age of 80 ; she was prob his mother. 

390 V Marks, b at Ancram Mar. 8, 178S; m (ist) a 180S 

Mar\'- Cline, who d Apr. 11, 1853; (2d) Jan. 13, 
1856, Sarah Ann Fox. 

vi Jury (George), b Jan. 28, bp at Copake Apr. 10, 1790; 
sps John and Cathrina Van Deusen. 

vii Feytje, b Mar. 7, bp at Copake Apr. 15, 1792; sps 
Barent Van Deusen, Feytje Hallenbeck; m a 1814, 
Arend Williams; was received in the church at 
Copake, upon confession of faith, Oct. 1820. Issue: 
Ambrose Williams, b Nov. 2^, 1816; bp at Church- 
town Feb. 4, 1817; Louisa Williams, b Aug. 24, 
1 8 19; bp at Churchtown Jan. 13, 1820. 

viii James, bp at Copake Apr. 2, 1795. 

205 GEORGE VAN DEUSEN (recorded as Jeremiah, 
Jure, Jurry, Jarvis and George), son of (100) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Fytje Roorbach; bp at Mt. Ross Nov. 13, 1757; 
m a 1778 Eva Bresee. He served in the Tenth Regt., Al- 
bany County Militia, Col. Henry Livingston, during the Rev- 
olutionary War. 


391 i Fictje (Sophia), b Dec. 27, 17S0; bp at Clav. Feb. 4, 

17S1; sps Johannes Van Deusen, Fytje Rorback- 
m a 1804, Cornelius Pulver. 
ii Dorothy, b July 16, bp at Liv. July 28, 1782; sps 
Andries Prisie, Fytje Halenbeeck. 

392 iii Johanis Qohn), bp at Copake Aug. 12, 1783; sps 

158 Van Deursen Family 

Johanis and Claartje Prisie; m May or Aug 14 
1809, Phebe Van Deusen. 

393 iv Cornelius, b Feb. 20, 17S5; m Dec. 24, iSio, Marii 

V Martin, bp at Copake Sept. 30, 1 786 ; sps Martin and 

Christina Van Deusen. 
vi Cornelia, b Jan. 28, 17S8. 
vii Andreas, b July 12, bp at Cop. Sept. 6, 1789- sps 

Andreas and Elsjc Bressie, his wife ; d y. 

394 viii Robert G., b Mar. 15, bp at Cop. Mav 29, 1791; sps 

Robert Van Deusen, Mar\^tje Ivruyn; m a 1812 

Betsey (Elizabeth) Smith. 
ix Andreas, twin of Christina. 
X Christina, b Feb. 10, bp at Cop. Feb. 17, 1793; sps 

Andrew and Eliza Bressie; m James Wheeler- in 

i860 resided at Potter, Yates Co., N. Y. 

395 xi Nicholas G., b Mar. 23, bp at Cop. Mav 23, 1796; sps 

Nickleas Robertson, Catharina Van Deusen; m a 
181S Elizabeth Niver. 

396 xii Mattheus, b Oct. 20, bp at Cop. Nov. 12, 1797; sps 

Mattheus Van Deusen, Catherine Livinc^ston ; 'm a 

1822, Polly Silvernail. 
xiii Frantz (Francis), b Mar. 24, bp at Cop. Apr. 28, 1799; 

sps Frantz Bresse, Critje Recs. 
xiv Stephen, b June 5, bp at Cop. June 24, 1801; sps 

Laurence Vosburg, Christina Spoor; res in Pough- 

keepsie in 1835, 1S36; wife's name Anna 

XV George, b Dec. 16, 1803 ; bp at Cop.; sps John Van 

Deusen, Polly Dekker. 

206 MATHEW VAN DEUSEN son of (100) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Fytje Roorbach of Livingston and Copake; 
bp at Livmgston Feb. 10. 1760; m at Claverack Nov. 29, 1785, 
to Catharina Livixgstox. 

Res: Copake. 


397 i Fytje, b Apr. 15, bp at Copake June 7, 1787; sps John 

Van Deusen, Caty Van Deusen; m a 1S05 Abraham 
Kimer or Kilmer. 

398 ii Nicklas, b vSept. i, bp at Copake Oct. 31, 1795; sps 

Ombud Vily, Maretje Decker; m a 181 7 Elizabeth 
iii Anatje, b Jan. 30, 179S; sps Tobias Van Deusen, 
Maretje Livingston. 

;; 207 TABITHA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (100) Johannes 

Sixth Generatiox 159 

Van Deusen and Fytje Roorbach; bp at Liv. Mar. 7, 1762; m 
(ist) a 17S0 Laurens J. Dekker, who d a 1794; (2d) a 1800 
Samuel Lasher. 

Res: Columbia County, N. Y. 
Children, by first husb.ind: 
i John Dekker, b Oct. iS, bp at Germanto^vn Nov, 3, 1781 ; 

sps John and Christina Dekker. 
ii NichoLis Dekker, b Oct. 25, 17S9; bp at Copake Jan. 24, 
1790; sps Abraham Dekker, Christina (Van Deusen) 
iii Robert Dekker, b Dec. 25, 1791; bp at Copake Jan. i, 
1792 ; sps Robert Van Deusen, Marytje Kruvn. 
By second husband: 
iv EHzabeth Lasher, b Apr. 15, bp at Clav, June 10, 1S04; 
sps Abraham Comer, EUzabetli Link. 

20S BARENT VAN DEUSEN (Bernard), son of (100) 
Johannes Van Deusen and Fytje Roorbach of Livingston 
Manor; bp Oct. 28, 1764, at Mt. Ross, Dutchess County, N. 
Y. ; m Jan. 19, 1786, at Claverack, Fytje (Sophia) Holen- 
beek; b Sept. 7, 1766; d June 7, 181 5, at Copake. 

Res: In 1810, Granger, Cobjmbia Co., N. Y. (U. S. census). 

Children, from church and family records: 

399 i Johannes Qohn B), b Jan. 15, bp at Clav. Mar. 11, 

1787; sps Johannes Van Deusen, Fitje Rorbach; 
m a iSii, Catherine Vosburg. 
ii William, b Jan. 21, bp at Copake Mar. i, 17S9; sps 
William HoUenbeck, Catharyntje Brisse; d. y. 

400 iii Derick (Richard), b Mar. 26 bp at Copake Apr. 10, 

1790; sps Derick HoUenbeck, Polly Rotliey; m 
Jan. 3, I Si 2, Clara Vosburgh. 

401 iv Phebe, b Mar. 10, 1793; sps Laurence Decker and 

Tobida Van Deusen; m a 1S20, David McArthur. 

402 V Samuel, b May 26, bp at Copake Aug. 9, 1795; sps 

Samuel HoUenbeck, Catharine Halenbeck; m Mav 
IS, 1 81 8, Phebe Dram. 

403 vi WiUiam, bp at Copake Aug. 8, 1797; sps Mathias 

Van Deusen, Catine Livingston; m July 25, 181 7, 
Christina Veley. 

404 vii Harry (Henry Bernard), b Jan. 21, bp at Copake 

May 4, iSoo; sps John and Fytie Dekker; m (ist) 
j\Iar. 12, 1825, Mary Ann Bostwick; (2d) Dec. 22, 
1858, Mary E. House. 

405 viii Caroline, b Feb. 21, 1S02; m a 1821, Richard Vos- 


160 Van Deursen Family 

ix Catherine, b I^Iar. 9, bp at Copake Mar., 1S04; ?p': 

Nicholas Robbison, Catharine Van Deiisen. 
X Charles, bp at Copake Mar. 19, 1S06; sps John T:.r- 

bush, Helena Williams; m a 1S2S, Mar\- 

; res in 1S50, Hillsdale, N. Y. ; oc innkeept:r. 

At date of his will, Sept. 2, 1S5S, his wife was deal. 

Issue: E valine, b 1830; m Egbert Vosbur^;h. 

who is named as executor of her father's will. 
xi Elizabeth, bp at Copake June 20, iSoS; sps Xicholar: 

Hallenbeck, Elizabeth Schut. 

209 JOHN VAN DEUSEN, son of (100) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Fytje Roorbach of Copake; bp at Livingston Mar. 
8, 1767; m a 1790, Marytje (Polly) Decker, who d June 6. 
1826, aged 57 years. 

Res: Copake. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, bp at Copake and Claverack: 

i Feytje, b Jan. 23, bp Mar. 18, 1792; sps Johannes 
Van Deusen, Sen., Christina Spoor. 

406 ii Frans (Freelove), b Oct. 25, 1793; bp at Clav. Feb 

2, 1794; sps Cornelius Bresee, Hester Decker. 
This name, Frans (Francis), is apparently a mi- 
take in the record. From data furnished by ti.e 
family it is evident that the child was a girl nan:'::i 
Freelove, who, about 181 5, married Henry Vo.^- 
iii Johannes, b Sept. 14, bp Oct. 31, 1795; sps Johannc; 
Decker, Tabita Van Deusen; d Nov. 19, 1S65; ir. 
Polly Bressie, who d Jan. 28, 1858, aged 77 year.^. 

407 iv Jacob I., b Nov. S, 1799; m (ist) in iSiS, Carolina 

Sanford; (2d) Catherine Wolcott; (3d) in 1S26. 
Laura Wolcott; (4th) Mar. 16, 1S28, Hannah \ an 
Deusen, dau of (213) Tobias Van Deusen and 
Catherine Lampman. 
V Sallv, b Ian. 4, bp Apr. 19, 1801 ; sps John Johnson. 
Sally Decker; m Jan. 13, 1S21, Teal Dennis. 

408 vi Levi, b Sept. 4, bp Oct. 10, 1802; sps Martin \ .--n 

Deusen, Hanna Bresse; m a 1S20 or 1S22, Joha:ini 
vii Myron, b a 1804; m Adelia Van Valkenburgh. ^ 

409 viii Abner, b Feb. 14, bp May 3, 1807; sps Hans Cl^'-;"' 

Van Deusen, Mareitje Benuheifer;m (ist) at ni.-y 
dale, in 1833, Olive Mead; (2d) a 1S50, Lucinca 
or Cynthia Post. 

Sixth Generatiox 161 

ix Increase, b May 25, 1S09, bp at Cop.; sps John 

Snook, Elizabeth Clark. 
X Phoebe, b a 1811, m John Van Deusen. 
xi James, b a 1813 ; ni Phoebe Langdon. 

210 MARTIN VAN DEUSEN, son of (100) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Fytje Roorbach of Copake; bp at Mount 
Ross Oct. 29, 1769; d Feb. iS, 182S; m a 1760 Hanna 

Res: Copake and Granger. 

i John, bp at Copake Feb. is, 1795; sps Johannes Van 
Deusen, Christina Spoor. 

ii Fitje, b Oct. 22, bp at Copake Nov. 3, 1799; sps Nicklas 
Robertson, Catharine Van Deusen. 

iii Maria, bp at Copake Oct. 25, 1804; sps Samuel Lasher, 
Tabitha Van Deusen. Single in 1850. 

iv Elizabeth, bp Jtme 9, 1807, at Copake; sp Gabriel Rob- 
bison, Maria Donner. Prob m a 1 82 6, Thomas De Witt. 

V A daughter. 

vi A daughter. 

vii Hezekiah, b Sept. 25, bp at Hillsdale, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1812; 
m Angelica (census of 1850). 

211 CHRISTINA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (100) Johaimes 
Van Deusen and Fytje Roorbach; bp at Livingston Aug. 22, 
1772; m a 1789, Abraham Dekker, and resided at or near 
Copake, N. Y. 

i John Dekker, b Sept. 17, bp at Copake Oct. 31, 1790; sps 

Johannes V. Deusen, Christine Spoor. 
ii Barent Dekker, b Aug. 13, bp at Copake Oct. 7, 1792; sps 

Barent Van Deusen. Feytje Hallenbeck. 
iii Tabitha Dekker, b Sept. 17, 1802, bp at Copake May 23, 

1S03 ; sps Hans Seimon, Corstine Waldorf. 

212 CATHARINA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (100) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Fytje Roorbach; bp at Livingston May 6, 
1775; m a 1791, Nicholas Robertson; res at Copake, N. Y, 

i Fitje Robertson, b June 16, bp at Copake Aug. 9, 1795; 

sps Martin Van Deusen, Hanna Bresse. 
ii James Robertson, b July 14, bp at Copake Aug. 25, 1799; 

sps Andrew Robertson, Lintje Rees. 


162 Van Deursex Family 

iii Tobieth Robertson, b Aug. 28, bp at Copake Oct. 26, iSoo; 

sps John and Fytje Dekker. 
iv Charles Sandford Robertson, bp at Copake Jan. 12, iSii. 

213 TOBIAS VAX DEUSEN, son of (100) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Fytie Roorbach; b at Claverack, N. Y., Jan. 14, 
bp Feb. 28, 1779; d May 12, 1842; m a 1799, Catherine 
Lampman; b Mar., 17S0; d May 5, 1S59, aged seventy-eight 

Res: Copake, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

410 i Phebe, b May 22, iSoo;m Feb. 14, 1S19, David Mac- 


411 ii Christina, b Apr. 4, 1802; m a 1830, Peter Wolcott. 
iii John, bp at Claverack April 2, 1804; sps John Smith, 

Annatie Lantman ; m a 1S26, Sarah ; 

res Duanesburgh, N. Y., 1S50; oc wagon maker. 
Issue: Hannan, b 1839. 

412 iv Freeman, b Feb. 7, bp at Clav. June 30, 1806; sps 

Kilion Smit, Claitje Lampman; m Dec. 29, 1S37, 
Lucretia TuUar. 
v Hannah, bp at Copake Apr. 20, 1808; sps parents; 
m I\Iar. 16, 1S2S (407) Jacob I. Van Deusen. 

413 vi Seymour, b Nov. 26, 1810; m in 1834, Caroline Mc- 

vii Cornelius, b Apr. 5, bp at Clav. July 11, 1813; sps 
parents; bachelor. 

414 viii Maria, b May 27, 1S16; m Apr. 21, 1832, Daniel Hay- 

ix Elizabeth, b a 1S21 ; m a 1S40, Byron Knickerbocker; 
they res at Delav.-are Centre, lovra, where he v/as a 
farmer. Issue: Althea Knickerbocker, b 1842; 
m — Cross, lived at Delhi, Iowa; Alzina Knicker- 
bocker, b a 1S44; m Leverett Stone of Delaware 
Centre; Althemus Knickerbocker, b a 1846; m 
and res in Delavrare Centre. 

214 NICHOLAS VAN DEUSEN, son of (loi) James Van 
Deusen and Elizabeth Smith; bp at Livingston June 6, 1765; 
m at Claverack May 3, 1787, Anatje Fonda, who d Dec. 20, 
1834. He d Jan. 4, 1829 ; bur at Liv'n. 

Res: West Taghkanick. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, bp at Liv. and Clav.: 

415 i James Nicholas, b Oct. 13, bp Nov. 9, 1788; sps 

Sixth Genefl\tion 163 

James and Elizabeth V. Deusen; m Dec. 4, 1808, 
Christina Potts. 

416 ii Peter, b Jnly 29, bp at Liv. Aug. 28, 1791 ; sps Peter 

Fonda, Eytje Fonda, "syn Dagter" (his dau) ; m 
at Coxsackie, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1S30, Eliza Cuyler. 

417 iii Christina, b Dec. 11, 1793, bp at Clav. Feb. 2, 1794; 

sps Abraham Fonda, Christinje Van Deusen; m 
I^Iay 26, iSio, Peter B. Rossman. 
iv Matthew, b Sept. 6, d Nov. 17, 1796. 

418 V Elizabeth, b June 8, bp at Liv. July i, 1798; sps 

Hendrick Smith, Elizabeth V. Deusen; m Sept. 10, 
181 5, Abraham Briggs. 

419 vi Margaret, b Julv 25, 1801; m Aug. 19, 1S20, Samuel 

Ten Eyck. 

420 vii Robert Nicholas, b Oct. 4, 1804; m Jan. 8, 1827, 

Catharine Best. 

421 viii Anna Catherine, bp at Liv. Sept. i, 1807; sps John 

Rossmian, Catherine Fonda; m July 21, 1S32, John 
A. Rockafeller. 

422 ix Maria Albertina, b at Liv. Nov. 18, 1810; m July, 

i82 8,l^yteMiller. 

215 ROBERT J. VAN DEUSEN, son of (loi) James Van 
Deusen and Elizabeth Smith of Livingston Manor; b at the 
Manor, near Johnstovm, Sept. 22, (family record says Dec. 15), 
1772; bp at Claverack Jan. 9, 1773; m June 26, 1796, Bar- 
bara Sharp; b at Greenbush June 25, 1776; d March 27, 1850. 
Robert d March 31, 1861, and was bur at Sheffield, Mass. 

Res: Ashley Falls, Mass. Oc: Farmer. 

Children, bp partly at Livingston: 

i James, b Sept. 22, 1797 ; d five days later. 

423 ii Lena, b June 30, bp Aug. 4, 1799; sps Pr Van Stecn- 

bergh, Lena Fonda; m Aug. 4, 181 6, Peter 1. Hard- 

424 iii Ehzabeth, b Oct. 29, 1801; m Feb. 7, 1822, Jacob 


425 iv Nicholas R., b Nov. 23, iSo4;m June 13, 1824, Hetje 

(Albertina) Rossman. 
V John Sharp, bp Feb. 13, 1807 ; sps John Sharp, Maria 
Potts; m Sept. 15, 1832, Esther Avery; b Nov. 13, 
181 1, dau of Isaac Avery and Eunice Andrews of 
Groton, Mass. Issue: Egbert, whose where- 
■ abouts were unknown in 1882. John S. Van 

Deusen d Jan. 6, 1S82, and was bur at Gt. Barring- 

164 Van Deursen Family 

ton, Mass,; administration granted Mar, 7, 1S82 
(See Avery Genealogy). 

426 vi Robert R., b Sept. 22, 1S09; m May 24, 1834, Elvira 


427 vii Peter, bp at Liv. July 8, i8io;sps Peter Van Valken- 

burgh, Polly Sharp; m (ist) Dec. 31, 1840, Har- 
riet Louisa Foster; (2d) June 18, 1S6S, Catharine 
Frances ^lelissa Clark. 

428 viii Margaret Maria, bp June 18, i8i5;ni Sept. 26, 1835, 

Jacob Vosburgh. 

429 ix James, b Jan. 9, 181S, bp Mar. 21, 1819; sps parents; 

m (ist) Nov. 10, 1S40, Frances Jane Smith; (2d) 
Oct. 10, 1S66, Elizabeth Cook. 
X Sally, b June 20, bp Aug. 3, 1S20; m Oct. 16, 1855, 
John Hillyer; res Sheffield, Mass. 

216 ROBEPvT M. VAN DEUSEN, son of (102) Marten 
Van Deusen and Elisabeth Oostrander; bp at Claverack July 
13. 1773; ^1^ there (ist) Apr. 9, 1797, Maria (Polly) Horton; 
(2d) Grizell 

Res: Phelps, Ontario County, N. Y. 

i Walter, b Apr. 6, bp at Clav, May 13, 1799; sps par- 

ii Laurence, b Sept. 21, i8oo;bp at Clav. Nov, i, 1801; 
m at Clav. Oct. 20, 1822, Jane Ann Rowland. 
Issue: John Calvin, b June 14, bp Sept. 19, 1824. 

iii Sally Ann, b a 1804; m Marcus Persons. Issue: 
Oliver Persons; Adelaide Persons, who m Byron 
Harmon; Frances Persons. 

iv Joanna, b a 1807; m Abraham Vanderhoof. Issue: 
Jacob Vanderhoof; Levi Vanderhoof. 

430 V Martin, b a iSio; m a 1S35, Sally Ann Wilson. 

217 ADAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (102) Marten Van 
Deusen and Elisabeth Oostrander of Claverack, Columbia 
Co., N. Y., b at Germantown Dec. 31, 1775 ;m a 1796, Rebecca 
Jordan. They resided at Gypsum, Ont. Co., N. Y., where he 
was a farmer. Pie died Nov. 27, 1827, his widow surviving 
many years. She died Sept. 10, 1877, at the advanced age of 
ninety-six years and live months. 


431 i Fanny, b Sept. 25 or 28, 1798; m Mav 20, 1819, Azel 

ii Lucretia, b in 1801 ; m Jacob Swarthout; no issue. 

Sixth Generation 165 

iii Lovine, b a 1S04; d y; accidently drowned. 

432 iv "William Jordan, b Dec. 2, iSo8;ni Gertrude Phillips. 

V Ambrose L., b a 18 10; m Susan Richardson. He 

was a member of the State Legislature in 1S72-3; 
d Nov. 7, 1S78; no issue. 

433 vi Lucy Lovena, b Jan. 14, 1813; m 1838, Abel T. 


434 vii Nancy, b a 1815; m (ist) Dr. Joshua Terry; (2d) 

Arthur Gould; (3d) Dr. James Hawks. 

435 viii James Phillips, b Dec. 2, 1S21 ; m July 5, 1S47, Han- 

nah Eliza Pomeroy. 
ix Elizabeth, b a 1827 ; d y. 

218 WILLDVM W. VAN DUSEN. prob son of (102) 
Marten Van Deusen and Elizabeth Oostrander of Ontario Co., 
N. Y., b Aug. 17, 1792 ; d Apr. 10, 1861, at Albion, Orleans Co., 
N. Y., where he resided; m June 4, 1S14, Cathalina De For- 
est. Served in War of 181 2 in Capt. James De Freest 's 
Comp., Cols. James Tallmadge and Hardenburg. 

Res: Albion, Orleans Co., N. Y. 

i Martha Maria, b June 26, 1816; m Myron Randall. 

436 ii Henry Jesse De Forest, b Feb. 12, 1819; m Sept. 7, 

1841, Martha Prentice. 
iii Sally Ann, b July 9, 1821 ; d unm Feb. 2, 1845. 
iv Eleanor, b Oct. 9, 1S23 ; d Aug. 22, 1824. 

V James, b Oct. 8, 1S25 ; m Mary True. 

vi William W., b July 30, 1831 ; d Nov. 25, 1852. 

219 ROBERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (103) Barent Van 
Deusen and Jenneke Schut, bp at Livingston Mar. 29, 1767; 
m a 1790, Betsy Shutz. 


437 i John D., b Dec. 2, 1810; m Jan. 29, 1835, Elanor 

Phebe Vehe. 

220 MYNDERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (103) Barent Van 
Deusen and Jenneke Schut of Livingston Elanor, Columbia 
Co., N. Y.; bp at Livingston Jan. 15, 1771 ; m a 1793, Maria 


Res: Palatine, Montgomery Co., N. Y. (Census of 1820). 

438 i Barnard (or Barney), b a 1796; m (ist) a 1818 

Catherine Levi; and prob (2d) Sarah Jane Paris. 
ii Elizabeth, b Feb. 21, 180S, bp at Stone Arabia. 

1G6 Van Deursen Family 

221 CATHARINA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (103) Barent 
Van Dcusen and Jenneke Schut of Livins^ston Manor; bp at 
Livingston Jan. 26. 1774; m a iSoo, Bartholomew Ackfr 

Res: Rensselaer Co., N. Y. 

Childrex, bp at Kinderhook and Schodack, N. Y.: 
1 Maria Acker, b at Kinderhook Sept. 2, 1805 
n Pegg\' Acker, b at vSchodack Mar. 24, 1809. 
iii Caty Elija Acker, b Jan. 22, bp :\Iar. 17, iSii. 
iv Robert Henry Acker, b Dec. 11, bp Mar. 14, 1S12 
V Peter Acker, b Mar. 13, bp Mav i:;, 18 15. 
vi Abraham Acker, b Apr. i, bp June 29, 181 7. 
vii A child, b Mar. 24, bp Sept. 13, 1819. 
viii William Acker, b May 24, 182 1. 
ix Jane Acker, b Apr. 12, bp Aug. 31, 1823. 
X Sophia Acker, b a iS27;mMar. 16, 1847, Henry Van Wie; 
b May 15, 1S26. 

222 ROBERT T. VAN DEUSEN, son of (105) Tobias R. 
Van Deusen and his first wife, Hannah Spoor; bp at Livingston 
Oct. 31, 1773; m at Claverack Mar. 3, 1795, Catlinje Spoor, 
who died Feb. 13, £834. Robert died Feb. 17, 1846. 

Res: Claverack. Oc: Farmer.' 


i Isaac, b Feb. 12, bp Mar. 13. 1796; sps parents; m 
Mar. 15, 1820, Anna Maria Clapp; thev res at But- 
ler, Wayne Co., N. Y., in 1850. Issue: Waiter; 
b July 13, bp at Clav. Aug. 21, 1821; m June 20, 
1840, his first wife, name unknown, who d at 
Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 15, 1872; by her he had 
son, Charles S., b a 1842, who enlisted, during the 
War of the Rebellion, at Galesburg, 111., in Com- 
pany E, Tv/enty-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 
and died there Jan. 17, 1S62, of consumption, aged 
nineteen years. His father, who had remarried 
and was residing at liiggs, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 
filed application for pension Oct. 14, 1S89, and Aug. 
5, 1890 (No. 408,654; no certificate). He stated 
he had had an apoplectic stroke, and had been en- 
tirely helpless for two years. 

439 ii Hannah, b Sept. 29, bp Oct. 26, 1799; sps parents; 

m Mar. 10, 1825, Peter De La Matter. 
iii Christinje R., b .Mar. 23, bp May 2, 1802 ; sps parents; 
m Sept. 18, 1830, (364) Cornelius C. Van Deusen. 

440 IV Tobias R., b Sept. 8, bp Oct. 14, 1S04; sps parents; 

m Mar. 29, 1834, Gittv Eliza Milham. 

Sixth Gexeratiox 1G7 

441 V Robert Spoor, b Aug. 6, bp Au?. ^i, 1S06; sps par- 

ents; m (ist) a 1S26, Elizabeth Wells; (2d) Oct. 
17, 1835, Mrs. Caroline Ray of Claverack. 

223 DIRK A^AN DEUSEX, son of (105) Tobias R. Van 
Deusen and his first wife, Hannah Spoor; bp at Livingston 
May 6, 1775; d at Greenport, N. Y., Mar. i, 1841; m at Clav- 
erack March 17, iSoo, Rebecca Herder; b Mar. 19, 1782 ;dau 
of Jacob Herder (b Nov. i, 1759) and Rebecca Bogardus 
(b Nov. 30, 1760). 

Childrex, all but eldest bp at Claverack: 

i Hannah, b Jan. 3, iSoi, bp at Gei-mantovvTi, N. Y. ; 
sps parents. 

442 ii Jacob, b Mar. 23, bp Apr. 24, 1803; sps parents; m 

at Kin. Mar. 15, 1S40, Catharine C. PhilHps. 

443 iii James, b May 16, bp June 16, 1805 ; sps Johannes and 

]\Iaria van Deusen; m Oct. 28, 1830, Eva De La 
iv Robert S., b Aug. 9, bp Sept. 6, 1S07. 

V Rebecca, b Oct. 2, bp Nov. 12, 1809; d unm in 1891 ; 

will recorded June i, 1891. 
vi Elisa Christina, b Nov. 20, 1814, bp Feb. 2, 1815. 

444 vii John D., b Dec. 27, 1824, bp Mar. 14, 1825; m 

Jerusha Darrien. 

224 ^JOHANNES T. (John T.) VAN DEUSEN, son of 
(105) Tobias R. Van Deusen and Hannah Spoor; b Jan. 26, 
bp at Livingston Feb. 11, 1777; m (ist) at Claverack May 27, 
i799,CoR.\ELiA Van Deusen, b Mar. iS, 177S; d July 28, 181S; 
dau of (102) Martin Van Deusen and Elizabeth Oostrander; 
(2d) a 1S22, Esther WooDwoRTH. He died Oct. 18, 1861. 

Res: Hudson in 1800-1S10; and Claverack in 1850. 
Ckildrex, by first wife, bp at Claverack: 

445 i Tobias, b Nov. 8, bp Dec. 7, iSoo; sps Tobias and 

Christina van Deusen; m Dec. i, 1S36, Lucretia 
ii Cornelia, b July 27, bp Aug. 22, 1802; sps parents. 

446 iii Christinje, b Jan. 26, bp Feb. 24, 1S05; sps John De 

La Matter, Christinje van Deusen; m Nov. 25,. 
^1824, William A. Ten Broeck. 
iv Maria, b Julv 20, bp Aug. 30, 1807; sps parents; d 
Feb. 13, 1833. 

V Mattheus, b Nov. i, bp Dec. 3, 1809. 

168 Van Deursen Family 

447 vi Alida, b July 12, bp Sept. 20, 1S12; m at Clav. May 
31, 1S34, David S. Ten Broeck. 
vii John, b July 28, bp July 29, 181S; sps Dirk van 
Deusen, Rebecca Herder; d y. 
By second wife: 

viii Cornelia, b 1826 (Cen. of 1850) spinster. 
44S ix John, b 1832 (Cen. 1850); m at Claverack Sept. 18, 
1862, PZmma Barker. 
X Elizabeth, m Wm. Henn>^ Clum. Issue: Wood- 
worth Clum; George Clum; John Clum; Robert 
Clum; Cornelius Clum; Jane Clum; Cornelia Clum; 
res Washington, D. C. 

225 CHRISTINA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (105) Tobias R. 
Van Detisen and Hannah Spoor; b at Clav. March 31, bp there 
Apr. 18, 1779; m at Claverack Nov. 11, 1804, John Delamat- 


Children, bp at Claverack: 

i Anna Maria Delamatter, b Dec. 7, 1805, bp Jan. 22, 1S26; 
sps Abraham T. and ]Maria van Deusen. 

ii Clondy I. Delamatter, b Aug. 6, bp Sept. 4, 1808; sps 
Clondy De La Matter, Elisabeth Harder; d Mar. i, 
1839; m Sarah Fondy, dau of Abraham Fonda; d Nov. 
12, 1829. 

iii Tobias Delamatter, b July 25, bp Aug. 11, 1811; sps 

iv Jacob Delamatter, b Mar. 24, bp May 8, 1S14 ; sps parents. 

V Helletje Delamatter, b Aug. 11, bp Sept. 17, 1815; sps 
Helletje De La Matter. 

vi Robert Delamatter, b Feb. 19, bp Apr. 11, 1819; sps par- 

226 MARIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (105) Tobias R. Van 
Deusen and Hannah Spoor; b May 21, bp at Livingston June 
17, 1781; m a 1805, Jacob Esselsteyn; b Apr. 29, 1762; d 
Mar. 31, 1 8 50. He served during the Revolutionary War in 
Eighth Regt., Albany County Militia. 

Children, bp at Claverack; 

i Cornelia Esselsteyn, b Jan. 25, bp ^lar. 5, 1S09; sps par- 

ii Tobias Esselsteyn, b Sept. 30, bp Oct. 10, 18 10; sps par- 

iii Melinta Esselsteyn, b Nov. 17, bp Dec. 5, 1814; sps par- 

iv Catherine M. Esselsteyn, b Feb. 26, 1S17 ; m June 2, 1S46, 

Sixth Gener.\tion 169 

John P. Coon, who d Apr. 20, 1872; res at Newburgh, 
N. Y. Issue: John H. Coon, b Feb. 17, i84S;m Nov. 
29, 1877, Charlotte I. Hoskins; no ch; res at Stillwater, 
N. Y.; Richard E. Coon, b May 8, 1854 ;m July 12, 1892, 
Francelia Lobdell, and had issue: Richard E. Coon, 
b May 29, 1893, and Eleanor L. Coon, b Sept. 6, 1896; 
res at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

V Jane Esselsteyn, b Sept. 25, bp Dec. 5, 181 9; sps parents. 
vi Charlotte B. Esselsteyn, b Sept. 12. 1S21 ; d Dec. 22, 1901 ; 

m Feb. 17, 1S56, Rinard ]\I. Poucher and had issue: 
Morris Richard Poucher, b Feb. 5, 1859 ;ni 18S5, Emily 
Whittington Robinson; Barent George Poucher, b Oct. 
6, 1863; m 1893, Florence Holbrook; res at Yonkers, 
N. Y. 

227 JAMES T. VAN DEUvSEN, son of (105) Tobias R. 
Van Deusen and Hannah Spoor; b July 11, bp at Liv. Aug. 2, 
1783; d prior to 1843; "^ at Claverack by the Rev. Mr. Geb- 
hard, Feb. 21, 180S, Anas (Axnis) Hathaway, dau of Robert 
Hathav.'ay, a merchant, and one of the early proprietors of 
Hudson. She d in New York City Jan. 21, 1843, i^ ^^^ 
52nd year. 

Res: Hudson, N. Y. Oc: Merchant (Hayes and Van 

i Robert James, b Feb. 16, bp at Clav. Apr. 8, 1810; sps 

parents ; d xinra. 
n Alfred, b Feb. 27, bp at Clav. Apr. 19, 181 2; sps parents. 
iii Samuel B. 
iv Anna M. 

V Agnes L. 

vi Mary M.; m Henry Walker. 

228 ABRAHAM T. VAN DEUSEN, son of (105) Tobias 
R. Van Deusen and Hannah Spoor of Hudson; b Dec. 23, 1785, 
bp at Claverack Jan. 29, 1786; m there July 6, 1806 (1808), 
Arianje Van Deusen, dau of (197) Mattheus Van Deusen 
and Madeline Bcchtel. He d Dec, 1862, and his widow on 
Jan, 21, 1869 (See administrations). 

Res: Greenport, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

Children, mostly bp at Claverack: 

i Lena, b Apr. 19, bp at Claverack May 16, 1808; sps 
Matthew Van Deusen, Lena Barthel; m at Clav- 
erack Mar. 5, 1 83 1, William Pierce- 

170 Van Deursex Family 

ii Hannah, b Sept. i6, bp Xov. 12, 1S09; sps parents; 
d unm. 

449 iii Cornelius, b Mar. 8, bp x\pr. 19, 1S12; m Dec. 21, 

I S3 7, Eliza Henderson of Greenport. 

iv Christina, b May 24, bp June 16, 1814; sps parents. 

V Catharine, b June iS, bp July 16, 1815 ; sps parents; 
d May 23, 1861; bur at Claverack; m a 1834, 
Jeremiah M. Race. Issue: Neilson Race, b June 
5, bp at Clav. Aufj., 1S36; sps parents; James 
Hervey Race, b May 31, bp Aug. 27, 183S; sps par- 

vi Maria, b I^lay 12, bp June 7, iSiS; sps parents. 

450 vii Cornelia i\Iaria, b Feb. 24, bp April 15, 1S21; m at 

Livingston Oct. 11, 1843, Henr>- Sylvester Mil- 

viii William A., b Dec. 25, 1S23, bp Mar. 14, 1S24; m 
(ist) in 1S62, ]^Iary Ellen Gamer; (2d) in 1876, 
Harriet Alger. Issue: Elbert Himrod, b May 
31, bp at Claverack Sept. 28, 1S65; res 1S62, Kind- 

ix Charles, b a 1825; res 1862, Greenport. 

X Eleanor, b a 1827 ; m William Pierce who d prior to 
1S62; res Saugerties, Ulster Co., N. Y., 1869. 
45oaxi Hannon M., b Sept. 23, 1829; m Frances Ackley. 

xii Abram, b a 1832; res Greenport. 

xiii Alfred, b a 1834. Served in the Mexican War as a 
teamster in the quartennaster 's department from 
Apr. II to May 31, 1S48. (Bounty Land Claim 
No. 82,000. Act of Alarch 3, 1855). Res in 1S55, 
Texas, and in 1869, Greenport. 

229 CHRISTINA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (106) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Geertje Van Deusen; bp at Livingston Aug. 
23, 1772; m at Claverack Mav 15, 1796, Amazie Hoyek 


i A child, bp at Hillsdale Jan. 15, 1797 ; sps parents. 

ii Gitty Huyck, bp at Hillsdale Jan. 30, 179S; sps Abraham 

and Geertje Van Deusen. 
iii Samuel Wilber Huyck, b Feb. 16, bp at Copake IMay 4- 

iv Cornelia Huyck, b Feb. 4, bp at Claverack Mar. 7, 1S02. 
V Cristian Huyck, b Nov. 6, bp at Claverack Dec. 4, 1S03. 
vi James Huyck, b Aug. 10, bp at Claverack Sept. 22, 1805. 
vii Jacob Huyck, b July i, bp at Claverack Oct. 18, 1809. 

Sixth Genefl\tiox 171 

viii Maria Huyck, b Mar. 31, bp at Claverack Oct. 6, iSii. 

230 ALIDA VAN DEUSEN. second dau of (106) Abra- 
ham Van Deuscn and Geertje Van Deusen; bp at Clav. Jan. 
24. 177s; ni a 1795, Petrus Rossman, prob son of Viat Ross- 
nmn and Anna Ilam. 

i Viat Rossman, b Nov. 8, bp at Hillsdale Dec. 25, 1796; 

sps Viat Rossman, Anna Ham. 
ii Elisabeth Rossman, b Jnly 17, bp at Clav. Aug. 7, 1S03; 

sps parents. 

231 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, son of (106) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Geertje Van Deusen; b Feb. 20, bp at Clav. Mar. 
9, 1777; m a 1799, Clarissa Hortox. 

Res: Mar>dand, Otsego Co., and Freedom, Cattaraugus 
Co., N. Y. 

i Clarissa, b Mar. 13, bp at Copake May 4, 1800; m 
....^...Chamberlain. Issue: Amma Cham- 
berlain; m Cooley; their dau, Metje 

Grace Coolev, m Cavalier; res New York 

ii Abraham, b Apr. 26, bp at Copake June 24, 1801. 
iii Elizabeth, b Oct. 15, bp at Clav. Dec. 30, 1804. 

451 iv Benjamin, b 1S06; ma 1S27, Jerusha Lee. 
V Polly, bp at Hillsdale June 8, iSoS. 

452 vi John B., b 1810; m Sally J., or Gertrude 

232 R.\CHEL van deusen, dau of (106) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Geertje Van Deusen of Livingston; b Jan. 13, bp 
at Claverack Jan. 21, 17S1; m there Nov. 11, 1798, Isaac 



i Hanna Vosburg, bp at Hillsdale Feb. 17, 1799; sps Ab- 
raham I. Vosburg, Hanna Spoor. 

ii Abraham Vosburg, b Apr. 17, bp May 30, 1802; sps Ab- 
raham and Gertje van Deusen. 

iii Maria Vosburg, b Oct. 27, bp at Clav. Dec. 22, 1805; sps 

iv Isaac Vosburg, b Jan. 12, bp at Clav. March 27, 180S. 

V Jacob Vosburg, b Aug. 28, bp Nov. 15, 181 2. 

vi_ Gitty Vosburg, b Dec. 26, 1815, bp at Clav. Mar. 31 1816. 

vii Christina Vosburg, b May 24, bp at Churchtov/n Aug. 6, 

172 Van Deursen Family 

233 CORNELIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (106) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Geertje Van Deusen; b March i, bp at Clav. 
May II, 17S3; m Nov. 2, 1802, at Clavcrack, to Frederick 


Children, bp at Claverack: 
i Gitty Rossman, b Sept. 24, bp Oct. 2, 1S03 ; sps Jacob and 

Caty Rossman. 
ii Amenia Rossman, b June 4, bp July 4, 1819; sps parents. 

234 ROBERT A. VAN DEUSEN, son of (106) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Geertje Van Deusen, dau of (34) I^larten 
Van Deusen and Zara Gardenier; b Aug. 11, bp at Hillsda 
Aug. 17, 1785; d at Valatie, Col. Co., N. Y., Feb. 16, 1861; 
m at Clav. June 9, iSio (Fam. Rec. says Nov. 12, 1S09), 
Catharine Tremper, b Nov. 24, 1790; d Jan. 25, 1885. 

Robert served as a di-ummcr in Capt. Abraham L. Fonda's 
Company, Lt. Col. Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer's Regt., 
1 20th New York Militia, during the War of 181 2, from Sept. 
8 to Dec. I, 1814. 

Children, bp at Claverack and Kinderhook: 

453 i Henry; b Aug. 19, bp at Clav. Sept. 10, 18 10; sps 

parents; m (ist) Margaret R. Bonte; (2d) Alva 

ii Catharine, b Mar. 15, bp Apr. 11, 18 13 

iii Gitty (Gertrude) Maria, b Feb. 10, 1817; bp Mar. 8, 
1818; d unm Mar. 3, 1852. 

iv Abraham R., b Dec. 12, 1820; d Aug. 20, 1901; m 
Mar. 30, 1842, Cornelia Ann Thatcher of Amster- 
dam, who d Apr. 5, 1900; res Claverack; oc phy- 
sician. Issue: Joseph T., b Oct. 30; d Dec. 5. 
1847; George Henry, b Jan. 6, 1849- m in 1880, 
Maggie Patrick of Livingston. 

V Helen Louisa, b Mar. 27, bp at Kinderhook May 29, 
1830 (Fam. Rec. 1833) ; d Dec. 25, 1841. 

235 ABRAHAM A. VAN DEUSEN, son of (106) Abra- 
ham R. Van Deusen and Geertje (Gertrude) Van Deusen; b 
Nov. 23, 1787, bp at Copake Jan. 27, 1788; m Jan. 19, 1812, 
Polly (Mary) Barthel; b April 18, 1789; d March 15, 1880. 
He d Mar. 29, 1864, at Martindale, N. Y. (^Vill dated July 
25. 1863.) 

Res: Claverack, 1S20 and 1850 (Census). 

454 i William A., b at Clav. Aug. 24, 1813 ;m Jan. 31, 1854, 

Mary A. Hitchings. 

Sixth Generation 173 

ii Catharine, b June 21, 181 7; unm. 
iii Mary Ann, b in iSiS; in Nov. 15, 1842, Philip J. 

455 i'v- Daniel, b Jan. 6, 1820; m Jan. 9, 1S56, Kate C. 

Shurtz (Catharine C. Sharts). 
V Jaennette, b Jan. 18, 1826; m Oct. 11, 1S48, Thomas 

456 vi Merwin, b Oct. 2, 1832; m Nov. 27, 1877, Antoinette 


236 MATTHEUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (107) Johannes 
Van Densen and Maria (Mar\-tie) Winne; bp at Albany Feb. 
16, 1746; m a 1770, Cornelia Van Wie; bp at Albany July 
27, 1755; d at Bethlehem Aug. 8, 1828; dau of Hend'rick I. 
Van Wie and ^vlagdalena Ltike of Albany (For Van Wie Family 
see Miscellaneous and Related Families). She survived Mat- 
theus Van Deuscn and married as her second husband, Pieter 
Winne. Mattheus was a member of Captain Jarivan Hogan's 
Company, Col. Philip Schuyler's Third Regt., Albany County 
Mihtia, Rev. War. 

Children, bp &t Albany: 
456a i Mar>'tie (Maria), b Feb. 2, bp Feb. 15, 1775; sps 
John and Marytie V. Deusen;m 2 Dec. 31, 1796, 
Henry Van der Zee. 
ii Catharina, b Sept. 3, bp Oct. 3, 1779; sps Pieter and 
Catharina V, Buuren; m Feb. 24, 1798, Wil- 
liam Springsteed ; b 1775; son of Jacob Spring- 
steed and Bathsheba Marsh. Issue: i. Bath- 
sheba Springsteed, b Nov. 19, 1798; 2. Cornelia 
Springsteed, b June 26, 1801 ; 3. Aaron Spring- 
steed, b Apr. 30, 1804; 4. David Springsteed, b 
Jan. 17, 1 80S; m 1839 Maria Spalding (see Mis- 
cellaneous and Related Familes for descendants) ; 
5. Mary Springsteed, b May 20, 1810; 6. Maria 
Springsteed, b Mar. 18, 1812; 7. Jacob Spring- 
steed, b May 12, 1815; 8. Catherine Springsteed, 
bjan. 5,1818; 9. Matthev.' Springsteed, b Aug. 

4, 1821 ; 10. WiUiam Walter Springsteed, b June 

5, 1823, m Aug. II, 1857, Elizabeth Ann Wal- 
dron, b June 30, 1834 (Burhans Genealogy). 

237 PIETER VAN DEUSEN, son of (107) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Maria (Marytie) Winne; bp at Albany Nov. 22, 
1747 ■. m there Dec. 10, 1769, Catharina Van Wie; bp at Al- 
bany Mar, 17, 1751 ; dau of Hendrick I. Van Wie and Mareytje 
I^oeck of Albany (see Miscellaneous and Related Families). 
In 1707 he was a member of the Grenadier Company, First 

174 Van Deursen Family 

Battalion of Albany Militia, tinder the command of Col J.Ab- 
raham C. Ciiyler. Also, during the Rev. War, in the First 
Albany County Militia, under the same Colonel. He d March 
II, 1825. In 1835 his widovr ^vas an applicant for a pension. 
In her petition she states that he served in Capt. Nicholas 
Jeroleman's Comp., under Col. Jacob Lansing. 

In November, 178S, Peter Van Deusen and Jacob Van De 
Bilt estabhshed a soap and candle factory for the conve- 
nience of the citizens of Albany; which useful business, they 
say in their advertisement, had long been wanted in that city. 
As an inducement to the citizens to encourage these domestic 
manufactures, they offered their goods at New York prices; 
thus saving the freight and cartage. Also, as a further in- 
ducement, they offer to manufacture candles, for those v;ho 
provide their own tallow, at 2 1-2 pence per pound, and fur- 
nish the wicks themselves (MunscU 's ' ' Annals of Albany, ' ' 
Vol. 2, p. 207). 

Children, bp at Albany: 
i Maria, b Dec. 27, 1 7 74 ; bp Jan. i , 1775; sps Hendrik and 
Maria Van Wie; m a 1794 Denik (Dirck) Hilton. Is- 
sue: Catharine Hilton, b Jan. 11, bp Feb. 13, 1796. 
In 1735, Denik Hilton stated, in an affidavit filed in 
his mother-in-law's claim for a pension, that he had 
sers'ed as Sergeant and Ensign in Capt. Nicholas 
Jeroleman's Comp., Col. Jacob Lansing's Regt., New 
York Militia, during Rev. War. 
ii Rachel, b June 8, bp June 23, 1782 ; sps Yv'illem and Jan- 

netie AYinne. 
iii Philip, b i\Iay 12, bp May 21, 1793 ; sps Abraham and Ann 

238 ELISABETH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (108) Arent 
Van Deusen and Catharina Waldron; bp in Albany Jan. 22, 
1749; m there Mar. 16, 1770, William Dunbar, who was a 
member of Col. Peter Van Courtland's regiment, second of 
"The Line." 

Children, bp in Albany: 

Tr}-ntie Dunbar, bp Dec. 2, 1770; sps Arent and Engeltie 

V. Deusen. 
Robert Dunbar, b June 19, bp June 23, 1773; sps John 

Dunbaar, Lena Lansing. 
Arent Dunbar, b Apr. 27, bp Apr. 28, 1776; sps Arent and 

Engeltie V. Deusen; d y. 
Arent Dunbar, b Nov. 6, bp Nov. 8, 17 78; sps Arent and 
Engeltie V. Deusen. 

Sixth Generation 175 

V Cornelia Dunbar, b Sept. 21, bp Sept. 27,'! 785; sps Lavi- 

nus and Cornelia Dunbar. 

239 ENGELTIE VAN DEUSEX, dau of (loS) Arent Van 
Deusen and Catharina Waldron; bp in Albany Oct. 27, 1751; 
ma 1772, JOHAXXES Vax Hoesex, who served in Eighth Regi- 
ment, Albany County Militia, Col. Robert Van Rensselaer. 

Childrex, bp at Albany: 
i Catharina Van Hoesen, b Apr. 16, bp Apr. 17, 1774; sps 

Arent V. Deusen, Elisabeth Dunbar, 
ii Alida Van Hoesen, b Aug. 4, bp Aug. 15, 1784; sps Johs 

and Geesie V. Benthuisen. 
iii Alida Van Hoesen, b June 20, bp June 25, 17S6; sps 

Meinard and Geertruy V. Hoesen. 

240 ANNATIE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (no) Wilhelmus 
Van Deiisen and Christina Kittle; b a 1755; m a 1776, Philip 
De Foreest. 

Children, bp Albany and New Salem: 
i Marthen De Foreest, b July 28, bp Aug. 18, 1779; sps' 

Marthen and Tanneke Foreest. 
ii Christina De Foreest, b Aug. 24, bp Sept. 16, 1781; sps 

Wilhelmus and Christina V. Deusen; m May 12, 1801, 

Johannes Burhans (afterwards" named Chr}'seler); b 
M^y 23, 1779. 
iii Wilhelmus De Foreest, b Sept. 22, bp Oct. 3, 1784; sps 

Cornelis and Lena V. Deusen. 
iv Tanneke (Ann) De Foreest, b Jan. 7, bp Feb. 5, 1787; sps 

Marten and Tanneke Foreest. 

V Marretje De Foreest, b Feb. u, bp Mar. i, 1795, at New 

Salem, N. Y. 

241 CORNELIUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (no) Wilhel- 
mus Van Deusen and Christina Kittle (Kettelhuyn) of Rens- 
selaer Co., N. Y.; b March 14, bp at Albany Apr. n, 1764; m a 
17S6, Margaret Weatherwax and, presumably, resided in 
town of Columbia, Herkimer Co., N. Y. A Cornelius Van 
Deusen resided in Bern, Albany Co., N. Y., 1810-1820 (Cen- 

i Margaret, 
ii Anna, 
iii Lany. 
iv Catharine. 
457 V Andrew, b Mar. 4, 1805; m 1825, Elizabeth Filkins. 

176 Van Deursen Family 

242 LENA VAN DEUSEN. dau of (no) Wilhelmus Van 
Deusen and Chnstina Ivittle; b Aug. 24. bp at Albany Sept 

21, 1766; m a 17S7, PlETER YV^IESSMER. 

i George Wiessmer, bp at Churchtown, N. Y., Sept. i- 
_ 1789 ; sps Tobias V. Duse and Catharina. ' ' 

ii Pieter Felix Wiessmer. b Nov. 4, bp Dec. 24 1707- sps 

iii Maria Wiessmer, b Aug. 14, iSoo, bp May 25, 1802; sps 

243 MATTHEW VAN DUSEN presumably the son of 
(in) Andries (Andrew) Van Deusen and Elisabeth Ute, or 
Ott, of New York; b Sept. 2, 1759, probably in Philadelphia, 
Pa.; d at Philadelphia Nov. 30, 1812: m in that city, in Christ 
Church, by the Right Rev. William D. White, D. D., Dec. 24, 
1783, to Lydia Brehaut; b April iS, 1766; d Sept. 19, 1S14; 
dau of Nicholas Brehaut of Philadelphia, a Huguenot from' 
Guernsey, Channel Islands, and Elizabeth Bonnells. Mr. 
Van Dusen's v.-ill, v/hich was dated Nov. 6, 1812, was probated 
Dec. 5, 1812, and that of his widow, dated Sept. 16, 1S14, was 
probated Oct 14, 1814. 

Matthew Van Dusen was a prominent citizen and ship- 
builder of Philadelphia, Pa. It is not known whether he was 
born in that city, but he must have moved there while a ver>- 
young man, if he v,-as born in Nev/ York, of which city his par- 
ents were residents, and where their three eldest children were 
baptized. In 1795 he purchased the old historic Fairman 
property in Kensington, Philadelphia. The Fairman man- 
sion, which stood upon this ground, was built by Thomas 
Fairman in 1682. Here Fairman entertained William Penn 
as a member of his family until Penn's own home, Letitia 
House, was completed building. Other notable guests of 
Fairman were Markham, Haige, Howe and his children. Near 
this house stood the famous "Treatv Tree," under which 
William Penn made his treatv with the Indians in May, 1682. 
In 1682 Fairman mossed to Tacony, another part of Philadel- 
phia, but his widow appears to have occupied the mansion 
in 17 1 1. Watson, in his annals of Philadelphia, Vol. i, pp. 
i34-i46,_ gives a histor}' of this house and the treatv, with an 
illustration of the house and the elm tree. The elm was blown 
dou-n in 1810 and the house, which was built of brick, v/as re- 
moved in 1825. Mr. Van Dusen purchased it for $385, there 
being at the time a mortgage of §2,666.66 upon it. His 
family occupied the house until its removal in 1825. Miss 


Insert on page 176 Van Deusen Family Vol. I. 

242. Lena Van Deusi:n, b. Aug. 24, 17G6 ; d. May 3, 
1848; m. Jan. 1, 178G to Henry A. Miller (b. Aug. 5, 
1764, d. Jan. 23, 1826), son of Andrew and Sarah Ann 
(Snyder) Miller. Resided at Millers :\[ills, N. Y. 

Childi-en : 

i. Christina Miller, b. Feb. 3, 17S9; m. Israel Yonng. 

ii. Andrew Miller, b. June 3, 1792; d. Sept. 3, 1793. 

iii. George H. Miller, b. July 1, 1793; m. Sally Williams. 

iv. Andrew H. Miller, b. July 25 1795; m. Mary Gorsline. 

V. William H. Miller, b. Mar. 12, 1797; m. Elizabeth Smith. 

vi. Margaret Miller, b. Mar. 2, 1799; m. Jacob Haner. 

vii. Cornelius Miller, b. Feb. 1. 1801; m. Belinda Smith. 

viii. Jeremiah Miller, b. July 15, 1S03; m. Julia Potter. 

ix. Christopher H. Miller, b. Dec. 14. 1805; m. Lavina Jones. 

See correction sheet on page 95. 

Reference: "Genealogy, Descendants of Andrew Miller of Millers 

Mills, N. Y." by Doris Miller Schneider, 3S2 Fairview Ave., Wln- 

netka, 111., pages 14, 39 and 40. Copies on file at Library of Congress, 

Newberry Library, Chicago, and others. 

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Fainran's Man^i.^n, Philadelphia; btiilt 170J, taken cloxsn 1S25; the residence of 

Matthew Van Dusen fur many years. Facing the n^ansion is seen the 

historic tree known as Penn's "Treaty tree." It was blown 

dov.n in iSio. It was 2S4 years old and its girth 

24 feet. 

Sixth Gexf.r_\tiox 177 

Tiers, in Martin's History of Chester County, Pa., p. 53, says: 
"The ground, on which the Treaty Elm of Penn stood, be- 
longed to Mr. I\Iatthew Van Dusen at the time the tree was 
blown down, March i, iSio. }.Iy uncle, Mr. Franklin Eyre, 
owned the property immediately adjoining, and to him Mr. 
Van Dusen made the proposition that if he would have the en- 
tire trunk sawed into planks, he might have half the wood. 
This Mr. Eyre gladly acceded to, and afterv.-ards he received 
permission to possess himself of the roots. This root is in the 
Museum of the Young ]\ien's I>Ioravian Missionary' Society, 
Bethlehem, Pa. An illvistration of this house is given with 
this sketch. 

Res: Philadelphia, Pa. Oc: Ship Builder. 

45S i Nicholas, b Jan. 31, 17S5; m iVpr. 3, 1810, Margaret 
ii Andrew, b Aug. 6, 17S6; d Oct. 13, 1822; m Abigail 

459 iii Matthew, b July 18, 17S8; m Mav 3, 1S17, Elizabeth 


iv Elizabeth, b'Oct. 5, 1794; m Christian Gulager of 
Boston, Mass. Issue: Edward Gulager; Charles 
Gulager, the artist; William Gulager; Frances Gul- 
ager; May Gulager. 

V Lydia, b Feb. 24, 1797 ; dunmNov. 11, 1873. 

460 vi John, b Sept. 8, 1799; m Sept. 11, 1824, Margaret 

Vaughan of Kensington. 

461 vii Mary, b Apr. 25, 1S02; m July 28, 1S19, Capt. Paul 

A. Ohver. 

462 viii "Washington, b Jan. 31, 1805; m Feb. 11, 1830, La- 

vinia Closson. 

244 ANDREW VAN DEUSEN, son of (113) Gilbert Van 
Deusen and Neeltje Van Antwerp of Johnstown, N, Y. ; b 
Dec. 17, 1777; m Oct. 7, 1804, Axxyte Thorxe or Nancy Van 
Horn (as given in family records); who d June, 1858. Fie 
died Dec 20, 1865, in Maple Valley, Otsego Co., N, Y., where 
he was a farmer and tanner. 

i Eleanor, b July 2, 1805; d Oct. 4, 1846; m Feb. 8, 

1825, Mansfield Wheeler. 
ii Harriet, b Feb. 7, 1807; d Sept. 7, 1877; m Nov. 20, 

1833, Conrad Winnie. 
iii Nancy, b Jan. 11, 1809; d Sept. 16, 1S29. 
iv Gilbert, b Oct. 5, 1810; d May 12, 1S12. 

178 Van Deursen Family 

V Margaret, b Feb. 15, 1S13; d July i, iSSi; m June 

30, 1847, Andrew Mansfield Wheeler. 
vi Sarah M., b Mar. 22, 1S15; m May 17, 183S, Calvin 

vii Catharine Eliza, b Mar. 24, 1S17; d Aug. 17, 1903; 

ni Oct. 30, 1844, Henry Holmes, 
viii Almyra Jemima, b Nov. 26, 1S19; d Jan. 10, 1S70. 
ix Luci'nda, b Oct. 30, 1S21; m May 15, 1S61, John B. 

X Cyntha Jane, b Mar. 4, 1823 ;d Dec. 17, 1893 ;m 1880, 

Robert Skinner. 

463 xi Elkanah Gilbert, b Aug. 29, 1825; m Feb. 4, 1852, 

Jane Salisbury. 

245 JACOB VAN DUSEN, son of (113) Gilbert. Van Deu- 
sen and Neeltje Van Antwerp of Mohawk, Montgomcn.^ Co., 
N. Y.; b there July 30, 1784; m at Fonda Jan, 17, 1808, Ger- 
trude Vax Alstixe, b at Fonda Jan. 12, 1785; dau of 
Jacob Van Alstine and Nancy Carrell; d Aug. 16, 1858. 
Jacob Van Deusen was living in i860. 

Jacob Van Alstine was probably bom in Schoharie County, 
N. Y., and died in Beechville, Ont., Canada. He was the son 
of Abraham Van Alstine and Geertrui Quackenbush. 

Children, from the family Bible of Amos: 
i Gilbert, b Mar. 30, 1S09; d y. 

464 ii Abraham, b April 12, 1811; m April 20, 1837, 

Louisa Malcolm. 
464a iii Aaron, b July 13, 1813 ; m a 1835 at, or near. Gales- 
burg, Mich., Hannah Austin. 

iv Joseph, b Apr. 19, i8i6;ma 1840, Mary ; 

res in 1850 at Charlestown, Montgomery Co., N. 
Y.; oc shoemaker. Issue: Charles H., b 1842; 
Jane A., b 1S45. 

465 V Amos, b Aug. 16, 1817; m (ist) Nov. 28, 1844, 

Augusta Taylor; (2d) Sept., 1852, Levina Smith. 
vi Mar\', b Aug. 13, 1820. 
vii Martha, b June 11, 1823. 

466 viii John, b July 23, 1827; m Dec. 17, 1852, Esther 


246 HARM ANUS Vx\N DEUSEN, son of (113) Gilbert 
Van Deusen and Neeltje Van Antwerp of Mohawk, Mont. Co., 
N. Y.; bat Mohawk May 17, 1787 ;m (ist) at Fonda May 
9, 1809, Margrieta Dockstader; (2d) at Fonda May 31, 
1825, Maria Horning, who d Mar. 5, 1S84. 

Sixth Generation* 179 

Res: Hagaman, Mont. Co., and, in 1850, Amsterdam, 
Mont. Co., N. Y. Oc: Shoemaker. 
Children, by first v.-ife: 

467 i Gilbert, b in iSio; m Feb. 9, 1S33, Maria Dockstader. 
ii Eliza, b in 1813 ; m John Leathers. 

iii Eleanor, b in 1815; m Henry Nare. 

iv Catherine, b Mar. 8, 1817; m George Ecker, 

V Nancy, b Apr. 12, 1819; d Apr. 24, 1844; m Jan. 6, 
1842, Stephen H. Collins, who d Oct. 5, 1893. Is- 
sue: Nancy L. Collins, b Oct. 17, 1843; tmmar- 

vi Maria, b Oct. 4, 1822 ;d Oct. 8, iSS3;m Jan. 11, 1844, 
Isaac Lefler, who d Oct. 16, 1SS4. Issue: Frank 
Lefler, b May 25, 1846; Phylura Lefler, b July 6, 
1S50; Carrie Lefler, b Dec. 25, 1857; m Nov. 30, 
18S1, George B. Wetherbee. 

468 vii John, b July 6, 1S24 ; m Mar. 17, 1846, Sarah A. Mun- 

By second wife: 

viii Margaret, b in 1826. 

469 ix Levi Hr, b Dec. i, 1827; m Jan. 15, 1851, Mary 

Louisa Riggs. 
X Harriett, b in 1830; m (ist) James Archer, by whom 

she had issue: James Archer and Chester Archer; 

(2d) David French. 
xi Amanda C, b in 1839. 

247 JOHN VAN DEUSEN, son of (113) Gilbert Van 
Deusen and Margaret Van Antwerp; b in 1798; m a 1822; 
name of wife not known. 

Res: 1850, Root, Montgomery Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

Children, as far as known:* 
i John, b in 1827. 
ii Elizabeth N., b in 1832. 
iii Nathaniel, b in 1837. 

24S AARON (ARENT) VAN DEUSEN, son of (113) 
Gilbert Van Deusen and Neeltje Van Antwerp of Johnstown, 
N. Y.; b Aug. 21, 1792; bp at Fonda; m a 1814, Hannah R. 
Waggoner. He served during the War of 18 12 in Capt. 
Peter Colyer's Company, Col. Nellis' Regt., New York Militia, 
at Sacket's Harbor, N'. Y. (Bounty Land Claim 112,631, for 
160 acres). i 

♦With this family {appears Rachel Van Deu&en, b in 1777 in New Jersey,' Her 
relationship is not shown. 

180 Van Deursen Family 

Res: In 1850, Root. 

Children, bp at Currytow-n, N. Y.: 

i Gilbert, b July 4. bp Aug. 14, 1S16. 

ii Andrew, b Aug. 7, bp Aug. 16, 1817 ; m a 1S40, Elisabeth 

Ann ; res in 1850 at Sharon, Schoharie Co., 

N. Y. Issue: Wellington, b in 1844; Ellen Maria, b 
in 1847. 

iii Henry b July 25, bp Aug. 12, 1821 ; d Aug. 30, 18SS; m 
(1st) a 1843, Elizabeth Bullous, vrho d Nov. 14, 1851; 
(2d) June 15, 1852, Wealthy Warden, wid of William 
Warden (d Aug. 30, 1S50). She d at Tiistin, Osceola 
Co., Mich., Feb. 27, 1S96. Henry served during the 
Civil War in Batter}^ 21, New Yo'rk Light Art., from 
Jan. 4, 1864, to Sept. 8, 1865 (Pen. Ctf. 256,147; Wid. 
Ctf. 264,786). They were residents of Lenox, Madison 
Co., N. Y. ; he was by occupation a boatman. Issue: 
Margaret, b in 1845. 

iv Ellen Catherina, b Apr. 13, bp June 23, 1823. 

V Margaret, b June 5, bp Sept. lo, 1826. 

vi John, b June 13, 1S27; d July, 1904; name of wife not 
known; res- Beaver Meadov/, Chenango Co., N. Y. On 
Aug. 7, 1 86 2, he enlisted in Comp. I, 114th New York 
Vol. Inf., and promoted to Sergeant Aug. 31, 1S63. 
He was wounded in action at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 
^ 19, 1864; discharged June 8, 1S65, at Washington, D. 
C. (Pen. Ctf. 101,034). Issue: Barney; John; Wil- 
liam; Daniel; Jacob; Menzo; Jerome; Phoebe, who m 

vii Mary, b in 1830. 

viii Jane, b in 1836. 

249 SIMON VAN DUSEN, son of (113) Gilbert Van Dusen 
and Neeltje Van Antwerp of Johnstown, N. Y. ; b Nov. 15, 
1794; d vSept. 12, 1869; m (ist) March 25, 1815, Nancy 
Hansen; (2d) Feb. 26, 1818, Mary Ti.mmerman, b in Mont- 
gomery Co., N. Y., of German parentage, Jan. 26, 1799; d 
June 30, 1851 ; dau of Adam Timmerman and Catherine Snell 
of Snell's Bush. 

Simon served in the War of 181 2, being drafted Sept. 12, 
181 2, and discharged at Plattsburg, Sept. 12, 18 14. In March, 
1816, he was commissioned an Ensign in Capt. Domv Van 
Vechten's Company, 34th Regt. of Inf., of which Henr\' Fonda 
was Lieut. Col. 

Res: In 1S50, Mohawk; at time of death, Fonda, N. Y. 
Oc: Laborer. 

Sixth Generation 181 

Children, by first wife: 

i Nancv, b Apr. ^, iSi6; d Oct. ig, 1893; m William 
By second wife: 
469a ii Gilbert Simon, b Sept. 16, 181S; m Feb. i, 1843, 
Mary Catherine Davis, 
iii Catherine, b Sept 14, 1820; d July 27, 1844; m 
Peter A. Smith; res Howard, Steuben Co., N. Y. 
Issue: Simon Smith. 
469b iv Adam, b June 3, 1S23; m Nov. 24, 1S45, Caroline 
E. Childs. 
V Sarah Caroline, b Feb, 14, 1S34; d Dec. 6, 18S5; m 
Josiah S. Feltis of Fonda, N. Y., who d Mar. 17, 
1907 ; no children. 
469c vi Sidney Clark, b Sept. 20, 1835; m Aug. 24, 1864, 
Jennie M. Sisson. 

250 ABRAHAM G. VAN DUSEN, son of (113) Gilbert 
Van Deusen and Neeltje Van Antwerp of Johnstown, Fulton 
Co., N. Y. ;b in 1795; m (ist) Dec. 29, 1819, Caty Davis; (2d) 
a 1830, Cornelia 

Res: 1832, Monroe Co., N. Y.; in 1850, Plymouth Tsp., 
Wayne Co., Mich. Oc: Farmer. 

Children, by second wife: 
h Charles, b in New York in 1834. 
y ■ Elizabeth, b in New York in 1837. 
■; Lydia, b in Michigan in 1840. 

250a MALLE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (118) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Gesie Burghardt of Great Barrington, Mass. ; 
b there Aug. 11, 1770; d Aug. 19, 1842; m Sept. 24, 1792, as 
Mary Van Deusen, John Rogers, son of John and Dehght 
(Greene) Rogers; b Oct. 14, 1 761, at New London, Conn., and 
d May 27, 1849. They settled in Broome Co., N. Y., about 
five miles from Whitney's Point (See Rogers Genealog}^- 

i Lucretia Van Deuzen Rogers, b Jan. 7, 1794; 1^ Truman 

ii John Van Deuzer Rogers, b June 30, 1795; m Louisa 

iii Abraham Van Deuzen Rogers, b Sept. 6, 1799; m Har- 
riet D. Stickney. 
iv Benjamin Rogers, b Feb. 23, iSoi; m Fidelia Alwater. 

251 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (119) Coenrad Van 
Deusen and Rachel Hallenbeck of Great Barrington, Mass.; 

182 Van Deursex Family 

b at Gt. Barrington May 26, 1773 ; d at Van Deusenville, Mass., 
April 20, i860; m Dec. 2, 1S04, Lucretia Ixgersoll, dau of 
Oliver Ingersoll and Hannah Burghardt; b Nov. 17, 1776; d 
April I, I S3 7. 

Res: Great Barrington, Mass. 

i Coonrad, b Apr. 29, 1S05; d Feb. 28, 1877; m (rst) 
Jan. 16, 1837, Tabitha Bush, by whom he had oae 
child; (2d) Jan. i, 1S52, Catherine Van Deusen, 
dan of (255) William Van Deusen and Hannah 
Spencer, by whom he had no issue ; res at Gt. Bar- 
rington. Issue b}' first wife: Harriet Lucretia, 
b Nov. 8, I S3 8; d in Pennsylvania Aug. 5, 1900; 
m (ist) Nov. 12, 1884, Thomas Page; b Sept. 11, 
iS25;dDec. 21, 1SS7; (2d) Oct. 17, 1S89, WilHam 
Deuey; b July 20, 1S26. 
ii Hannah, b Jime 9, 1806; d unm Dec. 22, 1879. 

470 iii Rachel, b June 24, 180S; m Mar. 25, 1830, Clark A. 

iv Fiche Louisa, b Aug. 25, 1810; d unm June 23, 1S76. 

471 v Henry, b Dec. 19, 1812; m Apr. 22, 1841, Vienna 

vi Lana Elizabeth, b Apr. 22, 1S15; m (ist) Apr. 26, 
1840, Abraham S. Groat; b Aug. 25, 1817; d Sept. 
17, 1843; (2d) Feb. 26, 1850, Oliver H. Abbey; b 
Aug. 17, 1820. She had no children and died 
Sept. 5, 1851. 

472 vii Isaac, b Apr. 13, 1S17; m Sept. 29, 1858, Martha 

Abigail Ball. 

473 viii Y/illiam Ingersoll, b June 5, 1819; m Oct. 4, 184S, 

Sarah Ann Ball. 

474 ix Maria Lucretia, b Oct. 4, 1821; m Oct. 14, 1849. 

Charles ^lilton Ball. 

.252 JOHN (Coonrod) VAN DEUSEN, son of (119) 
Coonrod Van Deusen and Rachel Hallenbeck of Great Bar- 
rington, Mass.; b Oct. 18, 1775; d Sept. 14, 1853 (Adminis- 
tration Oct. II, 1853) ;m April 18, 1801, Rebecca De Freese; 
b June 6, 1773; d Feb. 10, 1S6S; dau of Jacob De Freese and 
Mar>^ Scott. By an Act of the Legislature, dated June 15. 
182 1, Mr. Van Deusen changed his name from John Van 
Deusen to John C. Van Deusen. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. Oc: Farmer and Land- 

Sixth Generation 183 


475 i Cratus (in adm. Erastus), b Oct. S, 1S02; m ]^Iar. 19, 

1849, Marie Louise Wheeler, dau of (503) Catha- 
rine Van Deusen and Isaac Wheeler. 

ii Maria, b May 17, 1S04; d Apr. 8, 18S1; m Apr, 30, 
1852, Henr}^ Van Deusen, whose parentage is not 
known; res 1S33, at Moreau, N. Y. (administra- 

iii Allen, b Feb. 15, 1806 (not named in adm. 1853); 

m. Elizabeth Issue: ^Nlary, b Aug. 24, 

1844 ; m Arnold ; Harriet, b Jan. 6, 1S4S. 

iv Jane, b Jan. iS, 1808; d May 19, 1873. 

V Mary Catherine, b Sept. 6, 1811 ; d Apr. 9, 1886. 
vi Mason, b a 1816; res in 1853, Stockbridge, Mass. 

253 JOHN VAN DEUSEN, son of (120) John I. Van 
Deusen and Catherine Hollenbeck of Gt. Barrington, Mass.; 
b there I^Iarch 31, 1767; d April 19, 1813; m (ist) Feb. 22, 
1789, Hannah Huvck; b Oct. 10, 1764; d May 29, 1792; (2d) 
Jan. 28, 1796, Rhoda Tuller. After the death of John Van 
Deusen she ma'rried again, June i, 18 16, Erastus W. Kellog, 
Jr., and removed to Cuba, N. Y. She d June 6, 1S45. Mr. 
Kellog was bp July 8, 1770; and d Aug. 30, 1S50. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 
Children, by first wife: 

i Hannah, b Feb. 21, 1792; m (ist) Sept. 6, 1S07, 

Lambert Burghart; (2d) House. 

By second wife: 

476 ii Harry, b Sept. 20, 1798; m (ist) Mar. 16, 1820, Lucy 

Upson; (2d) Feb. 12, 1829, Julia Ann Reed. 

477 iii Lucina, b Sept. i, 1800; m Feb. 13, 1S19, John G. 

47S iv Mason, b Aug. 23, 1802; d Jan. 19, 1S92; m May 5, 
1S24, Hannah Darbe. 

V Seymour, b Apr. 22, 1804; d Jan. 8, 1807. 

479 vi John Tuller, b Mar. 12, 1806; m (ist) Oct. 19, 1839, 

Sylvina Upson, sister of Lucy; (2d) Henrietta 

480 vii Calvin, b July 7, iSoS; m a 1S30, Sara Halstead. 
viii Albert, b June 21, i8io; d Oct. 15, 1837 (see will). 

254 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (120) John I. Van 
Deusen and Catherine Hollenbeck of Great Barrington, Mass. ; 
b there July 12, 1769; d March 14, 1830; m in 1790, Eve 
HuYCK, who d Nov. 7, 1S54, aged eighty-five years. 

184 Van Deursen Family 

Res: Great Barrington, Mass. 

i Electa, b in 1 791 ; d Dec. 8, 1794. 

48 1 ii Alanson, b Feb. 5, 1792; m Nov. 22, iSii, Julia 


482 iii Ethan Allen, b Nov. 2S, 1794; m in 181 5, Climene 


483 iv Electa, b Apr. 25, 1797; m Dec. 24, 1S16, Garret 

v Lucinda :M., b May, 1800, at Schodack, N. Y.; d 
Sept. 26, 1864 (see will). 

484 vi Loring A., b in 1S02; m July 7, 1S22, Hariet Lester. 

485 vii Richard, b Mar. 20, 1S05; m (ist) Oct. 3, 1829, 

Cordelia Van Deusen, dau of (266) Matthew Van 
Deusen; (2d) March 10, 1836, Luna Dunham; (3d) 
March 15, 1848, Mary J. Walker. 
viii Fiche, b Sept. 23, 180S; d Apr. 2, 1809. 

255 WILLIAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (120) John I. Van 
Deusen and Catharine Holicnbeck of Great Barrington, Islass.; 
b at that place Sept. 6, 1772; m there Jan. 3, 1794, Hannah 
Spencer; b Aug. 29, 1766; d Mar. 3, 184S, and was bur m 
Griswold Cemeter>-. From 181 2 to 1832 they resided at 
Schodack, and later moved to Moreau, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 
where he died Jan. 10, 1851. 


486 i Frederick, b in Massachusetts June 27, 1795; m a 

1820, Sally Knapp. . 

487 ii Hiram, b June 27, i79S;m (ist) June 30, 181 6, Mana 

Crandall, who d Apr. 17, 1S50; m (2d) Sept. 8, 
1850, Clara Van Deusen, wid of Charles Horton, 
and dau of (256) Conrad Van Deusen. 

488 iii Henry, b Apr. 22, 1800; m July 4, 1S27, Jane Clark 


489 iv Stephen, b in 1802; m a 1825, Ann Crandall. 

V Catharine, b June 21, 1804; m June i, 1852, Conrad 
Van Deusen, son of (251) Isaac Van Deusen and 
Lucrctia Ingersoll. She was his second wife. No 

490 vi Tames, b a 1805; m a 1826, Mary Trumble. 

vii Margaret, b Apr. i, 180S; d unm May 17, 1842. 

256 CONRAD VAN DUSEN, son of (120) John I Van 
Deusen and Catherine Hollenbeck of Gt. Barrington, Mass., 

Sixth Gener.\tion' 185 

b there Aug. 3, 1775; d at Canajoharie, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1859; 
m Jan. 13, 1801, Hanxah Laman, who d Mar. 25, 1866. at 
Pahnyra, N. Y.; dau of Clement Laman and Susannah Stark. Canajoharie, N. Y. Oc: Fanner. 
491 i_ William Jay, b July 16, 1803 ; m a 1827, Maria Lane, 
n Clara, b Jan. 15, 1807; d ^lav 20, 1S85, at Newark, 
N. Y.; ra (ist) Charles Horton-; (2d) Sept. 8, 1850, 
(487) Hiram Van Deusen, son of (255) William Van 
Deusen and Hannah Spencer; no ch. 
iii Charles Henr^^ b Feb. 26, 1810; m a 1835, Rebecca 
S. Eldridge; res in 1850, Lockport, Niagara Co., 
N. Y. Issue: Charles, b Sept. 2, 1836, at Lock- 
port, N. Y.; d Feb. 19, 189S, in Washington, D. 
C; m July 12, 1877, Anna Whitbeck Scoville, and 
had two children, both dead. He enlisted at El- 
mira, N. Y., July 5, 1861, Co. F, 27th N. Y. Vol. 
Inf. and discharged for disability April 26, 1863, 
at Alexandria, Va. 
iv Eliza Ann, b May 29, 18 14; d unm. 

Sarah Jane, b Nov. 3, 1822; m May 6, 1850, (495) 
Harlow Alonzo Van Deusen. 


257 MICHAEL VAN DEUSEN, son of (120) John I. 
Van Deusen and Catherine Hollenbeck of Great Barrington, 
Mass,; b there Jan. 27, 1778; m at Schodack, Renss. Co., N. 
1., Feb. 14, 1808, Christixa Allen. At the Census of 1850 
they were residents of Canajoharie, N. Y., where he v/as a 
farmer and also carried on a clothing business. He died at 
Sprout Brook. Montgomery- Co., N. Y., Feb. i, 1853, his widow 
dymg Mar. 3, 1S60. 

492 i Margaret Ann, b at Schodack Sept. 26, 1808; m (ist) 

a 1827, Francis Farquarson; (2d) Jan. 4, 1S69, 
David Winne. 

493 ii James Harvey, b Dec. 17, 1810; m a 1831, Hannah 

Maria Lewis. 
iii Henry Allen, b at Schodack Dec. 19, 1812; m May 
14, 1854, at Buel, N. Y., Eliza Clum, who d in 
1901; no ch. They res at Sprout Brook, N. Y., 
where he was a farmer ; was also Postmaster from 
1863 to 1893. Fie d at Sprout Brook Dec. 22, 1899. 

494 IV Justus Van Rensselaer, b Feb. 8, 1815; m June 12, 

1S45, Nancy B. Judd. 

495 V Harlow Alonzo, M.'D., b Oct. 26, 1817; m (ist) Mav 

186 Van Deursen Family 

30, 1S47, Angeline Barnes; (2d) May 6, 1S50, Sar.-ih 
Jane Van Deusen, daii of (256) Conrad Van D*:- 
sen; (3d) Dec. 4, 1S61, Maria Farnum Chaj-ir. . 
(4th) Oct. 26, 1S6S, Maria Louisa Trotter. 

496 vi Mary Martha, b Feb. 10, 1820; m Feb. 10, 1842, at 

Sprout Brook, Charles Hibbard. 
vii William Alfred, b Mar. 11, 1S22; d unm May 11, 
1903; res Sprout Brook. 

497 viii Oliver Burnham, b Feb. I, 1S25; m Jan, 2, 1851, Bar- 

bara C. Winne. 
ix Cyrus Angelo, b Feb. 25, 1827; d unm Apr. 3, 1S53; 
v,-as a medical student. 

498 X Francis De V'itt, b at Sprout Brook July 23, 1S29; 

m Aug. 7, 1865, Mary Catharine Hulsaver. 
xi Charles Michael, b Jan. 2, 1832; d Dec. 24, 1844. 

258 LAURENCE VAN DEUSEN, son of (121) Matthe-.v 
Van Deusen and Elizabeth Van Wormer of Lee, Mass.; b a 
1766; d July 19, 1799; m a 1787, Christine Hollenbeck, 
who married, as a second husband, Aug. 15, 1803, George- 
Hunt. Laurence Van Deusen 's will was probated Sept. 

3, 1799- 


i Betsey, b Oct. 14, 1790; d Oct. 13, 1859; m a iSio, 
Phaon Truman; b in 1785; d Apr. 30, 1874. h- 
sue: Lawrence W, Truman, b in 1813 ; d Apr. 30, 
1850; David H. Truman, b at Egremont, Mass.. 

Oct. 31, 1820; d Nov. 7, 1897; m Achsah , 

who was b in 1821 and d Apr. 22, 1883 ; they were 
res of New York City and So. Egremont, Mass. 
(Truman Genealogy, Vol. 1, p. 320). 
ii Isaac, b Mar. 7, d Dec. 4, 1793. 

499 iii Andrew, b Sept. S, 1794; m Sept. 20, 1815, Orpha 

iv Christeen H., b May 27, 1797; m Dec. 4, 1817, Reu- 
ben Ingersoll. 

259 GRACE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (121) Matthew Van 
Deusen and Elizabeth Van Wormer of Lee, Mass.; b at Lee 
Jan. 12, 1775; d Mar. 28, 1833; m Jan. 17, i793,Walley 
Backus, a farmer of Lee. He d Aug. 29, 1840; both are bur 
at Lee. 

Children, from familv Bible record: 
i Alma G. Backus, b Oct. 25, 1794; m Nov. 4, 1819, Darius 



Sixth Generation 1S7 

H. Chapman (see Miscellaneous and Related Families 

for this line). 
Azel Huntington Backus, b Jan. 26, 1797; d unm in New 

Orleans, La., Dec. 31, 1S43. 
Remember E. Backus, b July 8, 1800; d May 18, i860; m 

Sept. 30, 1843, Ephraim Herrick, who d Aug. 29, 1879; 

res Wellington, Ohio. 
Walley Backus, b Aug. 4, 1S02; d July 2, 1S06. 
Matthew Van Deusen Backus, b Jan. 16, 1804; d Apr. 10, 

1869; m May 6, 1829, Nancy Wilson. Issue: Ellen 

Jane Backus', m Scth Marcy; no eh.; George Backus, d 

unm; Charles Backus, d in Army, unm. 
Elizabeth Van Wonner Backus, b Oct. 24, 1807; d Sept. 

12, 1823. 
Walley Backus b Dec. 23, 1S09; dumn at Frankfort, La. 
Leander Jason Backus, b June 10, 181 2; d Oct. 16, 1840; 

m June 10, 1834, Esther G. Sessions, who d Mar. 3, 

1839. Issue: WiUiam Orville Backus, b in Lee, Mass., 

Apr. I, 1835 ; d June 21, 1S38; James Azel Backtis, b in 

Lee June 19, 1838, d Feb. 9, 1S64. 
L\ Ellen Jane Backus, b Mar. 19, 1814; d July 27, 1873; m 

Oct. 19, 1S36, James Wilson Tucker, who d Jan. 27, 

1894. They had no children, but adopted a daughter, 

who is now (1904) ^Irs. S. Y/. Douglas of EvansviUe, 

X George Allen Backus, b Feb. 27, 181 7; was killed in the 

Chickesaw Nation, Ark., May 3, 1839; unm. 

260 MATTHEW VAN DEUSEN, son of (121) Matthew 
Van Deusen and Elizabeth Van Wormer of Lee, Mass.; b a 
1777; m at Lee Nov. 9, 1800, Betsey Braman. They re- 
sided for some years at Lee, and removed a 1840, to Potts- 
ville, SchuylkiUCo., Pa. 

i^ A child, b Sept. 12, d Nov. 19, 1802. 
ii Lorence, b Sept. 3, 1804; d Jan. 30, 1805. 
iii Marshall, b Nov. 17, 1S05; d May 21, 1820. 
iv Fideha, b Mar. 16, 1808; m Mar. 18, 1829, Henry Web- 
ster; res in 1846 at Lenox, Mass. 
V Roswell Palmer, b July 17, 1809. 
vi Henry Mills, b Dec. 21, 181 1. 
vii Rachel, b Nov. 18, 1813; d y. 
yiii John Milton, b Jan. 8, 1816. 
'X WiUiam Franklin, b Nov. 19, 1818. 

188 Van Deursen Family 

X Charles Marshall, b Jan. 7, 1822. 

261 FICHE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (121) Matthew V-, 
Deusen and TClizabeth Van Womier of Lee, Mass.; b Jan. i:. 
1788; d Jan. 24, 1849; m Aug. 30, 1810, Robert MosLa 
Ashley; b Aug. 17, 1782; d Sept. 12, 1S54. 

Res: Strongsville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. 
i George Wendell Ashley, b May 3, 181^; d unm Julv 6. 

ii Harriet Elizabeth Ashley, b Apr. 15, 1815; d unm Nov. 

24, 1831. 
iii Charles Lowell Ashlev, b Mar. 9, 1817; d unm Feb. :-, 

iv William Haiper Ashley, b Jan. 20, 1820; d Sept. i, 1SS5; 

ni (ist) Apr. 30, 1S49, Marv' D. Strong; (2d) Jan. 31, 

1856, Ruth Bramhall. 
V Robert I\Ioses Ashley, b Apr. 2, 1822; d July 7, 1875; ni 

(ist) Jan. 2, 1847, Ann Strong; (2d) Oct. 4, 1S54. 

Catherine Ozman. 
vi Francis Marion Ashlev, b June 2, 1824; m May 19, 1S5:, 

Mary J. Fuller. 
vii Egbert Dv/ight Ashley, b Apr. 13, 1827; m (ist) Jan. ::. 

1850, Eliza J. Tuttle; (2d) Apr. 28, 1852, Mariah D. 


262 IS/VAC LAIRD VAN DEUSEN, only son of (122) 
Jacob Van Deusen and Mary Laird of Great Barrington, Mass.; 
b May 12, i7S8;d April 7, 1852; m Jan. i, 1809, at Rawson- 
ville, Ohio, Lavinia L. Hart, who d Nov. i, 1843. ^'^ 
represented Great Barrington in the State Legislature; wr.s 
a member of the General Court, and Town Treasurer. He 
was engaged in business as a manufacturer, and was the owner 
of considerable real estate. On Feb. 18, 1819, he obtained 
an Act of Legislature whereby he changed his name from Isanc 
Van Deusen to Isaac Laird Van Deusen. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass., and Rawsonville, Ohio. 

i George, b June 30, 1810; d at Gt. Barrington A-^ig. 
3, 1886; m Apr. 6, 1831, Amanda M. Seelcy, who 
d at Gt. Barrington Sept. 23, 18S8. Issue: 

Julia L., b a 1833; m a 1853 Bell. 

500 ii Jacob, b June 28, i8i3;m Feb. 28, 1836, Mary Tcn- 


Sixth Gexeil\tion jgg 

SOI iii Edwin Martin b Feb. .5, 1816; m Sept. 16, 1838, 

i^liza Maria Gilbert ' o , 

501a iv ^'^^^ns,^.^2^n. .7. 1S18; in Dec. .4, 1839, Sarah 

V Maria; m Apr. 28, 1852. Henry Van Deusen. (Iden- 
tity imknown.) ^ 
vi Jane (?). 
vii Kate (?). 

263 ISAAC I VAN DEUSEN, son of (12s) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Katharine Spoor of Great Barrington, Mass b 
April 5, 1767 ; d May 16, 1831 ; m January 15, 17S9, Christi'va 
Spoor dau of Nicholas Spoor and Sarah Hollenb^ck of Shef^ 
field, Mass.; b March n, 1765; d Sept. 2, 1S30 

From the fact of his being a well educated man for that day 
and a fme French scholar, Mr. Van Deusen obtained the 
soubriquet of 'The Wise. " By an Act of Legislatu e, da ed 

^o Is\a?'L'va^i;'"^^^ '" ^^"^^ ''^^ ''^^^ ^^^ ^^--^ 
^Res: Gt. Barrington. Mass. Oc: Farmer and land own- 
Cm ld re n: 

503 11 Cayenne, b Sept. 20. 1791; m Mar. 10, iSii, Isaac 

504 iii Henr>', b Jan. 28. 1795; m a 1820, Lovisa Doble. 

264 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, son of (123) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Katharine Spoor of Great Barring on Mass b 
here June 17, 1770; d Sept. 6. 1842; m July n ivof Tan'e 

Co"n T'U'Tt^' William HolL'beci! ol Athen's^c/etne 
^o IN. Y. bhe d Jan. 12, 1853. 

Res: Great Barrington, Mass. Oc: Farmer 

505 i Catherine, b Aug. 11, 1794; m Feb. 15, 1821, Daniel 

1 remain. 

ii Ma^>^bJuly 16, i796;dDec., 1875 ; m Nov. 24, 1814 
Harry Burghardt; who d Nov., 1875. Issue: 
George Burghardt; Jacob Burghardt; Rachel Har- 
riet Burghardt, who m Israel Stevens; John Burcx- 
hardt; Richard Burghardt; Charles Burghardt- 

. Edwin Burghardt. 

506 m William, b Nov. 26, 1799; m Dec. i, 1834, 



190 Van Deursen Family 

507 iv Mason, b Oct. 24, 1802; m (ist) June iS, 1826, Anna 

Maria Hollenbeck; (2d) a 1836, Lana Spoor. 
V Philena, b Feb. 6, 1S05; d unm Mar. 18, 1S37. 
vi Richard, b Aug. S, 1807; d Aug. 25, 1833. Was 

Capt. of a training company ; became blind. 
vii Thetis, b June 10, 1810; ni June 5, 1834, John N. 

Demming; who d Jan. 19, 1S50, aged 39; she d 

Aug. 25, 1S43; no children. 

508 viii Rachel Harriet, b Sept. 20, 1813; m Mar. 27, 1S36, 

Isaac Burghardt. 
ix Jane Eliza, b Dec. 31, 1816; d unm Jan. 15, 1853. 

265 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (123) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Katharine Spoor of Great Barrington, Mass.; b 
Aug. 6, 1772; d May 12, 1S56; m (ist) Aug. 17, 1793, Sarah 
Spoor, b Aug. 13, 1770; d Dec. 3, 1837;^ (2d) Nov., IS^^Q, 
Taphenas Cakdee of Conn., who d Nov. 11, 1866. (See wi'll 
and administration). 

Res: Gt. Barrington, ]Mass. 
Children, all by first wife: 

i Katharina, b Aug. 26, 1794; d Apr. 28, 1796. 

Christina, b Oct. iS, 1795; d unm Nov. 11, 1S65. 
Isaac Spoor, b Aug. 5, 179S; m Dec. 9, 1819, Lovina 

William, b 1800. 

Michael, b Nov. 28, 1802; m (ist) Jan. 9, 1825, 
Gertrude Van Deusen; dau of (195) John J. Van 
Deusen; (2d) Mary Ann Peck, 
Sarah Ann, b Apr. 2, 1810; bur June 29, 1S37. 
Fiche, b April 22, iSi2;m Apr, 21, 1841, Richard 

266 MATTHEW^VAN DEUSEN, son of (123) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Katharine Spoor of Great Barrington, Mass.; b 
Mar. 9, 1777 ;d Sept. 15, i84S;ma 1799, Electa Wainwright; 
b June 19, 1777; d Sept. 19, 1840; sister of General Wain- 
wright of Gt. Barrington, Mass. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 

i Polly, b Jan. 11, 1801 ; m June 11, 1S18, Tobias Beckwith. 
ii Albert, b Apr. 5, 1804. 
iii Cordelia, b Dec. 7, 1805; m Oct. 3, 1829 (485) Richard 

Van Deusen. 
iv Elizabeth Mary, b July 25, 1808. 
V Catharine, b May 6, 181 2. 










Sixth Generation 191 

vi Timothy Younglove, b May lo, 1813. 

267 HENRY VAN DEUSEN, presumably the son of (124) 
Abraham Van Deusen and Eleanor Van Brummel of Dutchess 
Co., N. Y. ; where he was b a 1760; m a 1782, Mary Loop. 
Henrv' is said to have had a brother named Derrick, who was 
b and d in Dutchess Co., N. Y., and to have had children 
Susan, Oliver, Nathan; this has not, however, been verified 
so far. He d at Geddes, N. Y., in 1824. 

Res: Geddes, Onondaga Co., N. Y 
Children, as far as known: 

i Keziah, bp at Copake Oct. 28, 17S4; sps Peter Lupe, 
Lenah AVirly. 

512 ii John Loop, bp at Copake Oct. 28, 1786; m in 1S14, 

Lucy Warner, 
iii Jacob, b in 1792 ; res in 1850 at Geddes, N. Y. ; had 
daus Sarah, b in 1835; Hannah, b in 1738. 

513 iv Henry, b Aug. 6, 1794; m a 1S19, Cynthia Burgess. 
V William. 

vi Jane, 
vii Peter. 

268 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, son of (124) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Eleanor Van Brummel of Dutchess County, N. 
Y,; b in that county a 1770; m there a 1791, Edith Palmer. 
Jacob died in Ohio; his wife died in Ellcnburgh, N. Y, They 
were residents of Peru, Clinton County, N. Y,, where he was 
a farmer. 


514 i Piatt J., b Feb. 27, 1793; m Dec. 20, 1814, Char- 

lotte Saunders. 
ii Miles, b a 179S. 
iii John, b a iSoi ; m a 1S30, Sarah ; res in 1S50 

in EUenburgh; was a farmer. Issue: Almira, b 

1840; Ruth, b 1841. 
iv Sarah, b a 1S07. 

515 V Or\^il B., b 1813; m (ist) a 1835, Fanny Bigleston; 

(2d) Mrs. Phebe Bayley. 

269 RICHARD VAN DEUSEN, prob son of (124) Ab- 
raham Van Deusen and Eleanor Van Brummel; b in Nev/ 
York in 1777 ; m a 1798, Hannah Farnam, b in New York in 

Res: 1850 Fayetteville, Onondaga Co., N. Y. Oc: Farm- 

192 Van Deursen Family 

Childrex, as far as known: 

516 i David, b in 179S; m Dolly 

ii Mahala, b a iSoo. 

iii Lydia, b a 1S02. 

517 iv Isaac, b in 1804; m Ancus White. 
V Jane, b a 1S06. 

vi Loiiisa, b a 1809. 

vii Nathan, b in 1S14; m Louisa ; b in 1S15; 

res 1850, Elmira, N. Y. Issue: Francis, b in 
1841; George, b in 1843; Louisa, b in 1845. 

518 viii Oliver G., b a 1815; m Feb. 5, 1S36, Ellen Chipman 


ix Daniel, b in iSiS ; m a 1844, Abby ; b in 1826. 

Issue: Richard, b in 1S46; res 1S50, Guilford, 
Chenango Co., N. Y.; oc farmer. 

270 JANE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (125) Matthew^ Van 
Deusen and jane Belden of Amenia, Dutchess County, N. Y.; 
b at Amenia'Nov. 12, 1770; d Mar. 13, 1847 ; m a 1788, Jesse 
DooLiTTLE, son of Zcbulou Doolittle and Mary Johnson; b at 
Woodbury, Connr., Oct. 22, 1762; d Aug. 31, 1800. He was a 

Res: Amenia, N. Y. 

Children (See Doolittle Family, Part 4, P- 253): 
i Mary Doolittle, b Julv 15, 1790; m Thomas Turner. 
ii Sarah Doolittle, b July 13, 1792; m Henry White, son of 
Charles White and Elizabeth Doty; b 1787 and d 184S. 
iii John Doolittle, b in 1795. 
iv Matthew Jesse Doolittle, b Dec. 9, 1797- 
V Jesse Doolittle, b 1800; d y. 
vi Jemima Doolittle. 

271 DIRCK (RICHARD) VAN DEUSEN, son of (125) 
Matthew Van Deusen and Jane Belden of Amenia, Dutchess 
County, N. Y.; b Nov. 24, 1775; d June 20, 1855; m a i7_96, 
Betsey Dutcher of Dutchess Countv; b Feb. 2, 1779; d Oct. 
II, 1816; dau of Christopher Dutcher and Mary Belden (see 
Miscellaneous and Related Families). Mary Belden was p 
Feb. 25, 1 75 1, and was the dau of Silas Belden and Janetic 

Res: From Dutchess County, N. Y., moved to Allegan Co., 

CIO i Christopher Dutcher, b Jan. 23, 1797; m (ist) ?- 
1820, Polly Ann Buzzel, (2d) a 1829, Laura Wilder. 

Sixth Gkneilvtion 193 

ii Susan, b Mar. 2:5, 1799; d Mar. 17, 1830; ni a 1820, 
William Peekham. 

520 iii Laurence, b Aug. 21, 1801; m a 1821, Susan Van 

iv Jemima, b Apr. 25, 1804; ^^^ 2. 1825, Loring Kimplin. 

521 V Silas, b Oct. i, 1807; m Oct. 22, 1834, Hannah 


vi A son, b i^Iay iS, d Jtme 6, 1809. 

vii. Matthew, b Mar. 18, 181 1; m Lidia Drury, b New 
York 1813; res in 1850, North Madison, Jefferson 
Co., Ind.; oc, carpenter. Issue: Henrietta, b 

522 viii Sylvanu.s, b Apr. 15, 1815; m (ist) Dec. 10, 1S42, 

Mary Bryant; (2d) July 15, 1S74, Lydia A. Grifrin. 

272 JACOB D [UTCHER] VAN DEUSEN, son of (125) 
Matthev/ Van Deusen and Jane Belden of Amenia, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y.; b Sept. 18, 1777; d Oct. 11, 1847; ma 1800 
Nanxv Smith, who d May 16, 184S. They were residents of 
North East, Dtitchiess Co., N. Y., as late as 1S20. 

i John Smith, b Dec. 9, 1S05; d Aug. iS, 1877; m and 

had son, George. 
ii Matthew, b Nov. 22, 1807; d Mar 27, 1887; m Ann 
Potter; no ch. 

523 iii Henry, b Jan. 10, iSio; m a 1832, Helen Nacc. 

iv George, b Feb. 20, 181 2; m (ist) a 1840 

Belden; (2d) Myers. Res 1850 Parma, 

Monroe Co., N. Y, He was then a widower. 
Issue: Ann M., b 1846; Irene E., b 1849. 

V Joseph, b Feb. 12, 1S15 ; d Mar. 3, 1874. 

524 vi Charles, b Oct. 31, 1818; m Dec. 28, 1841, Nancy 


525 vii Harriett Ann, b Apr. 16, 1823; m Dec. 3, 1S45, Abner 

viii Jacob D., b July 25, 1S26; d Aug. 19, 1888; m Eliza- 
beth Porter. 

(128) Daniel Van Deusen and Lea Hartje; bp in N. Y. Aug. 
^9. 1739; rn Oct. 4, 1761, Jonx Stagg; b 1735 i^ Jersey; en- 
hsted April ic;, 1760, out of Capt. Smede's Co. of Militia, for 
scr\-ice in Capt. Clinton's Co. of Ulster Co. Militia (Colonial 
Scries, Vol. 2, p. 544). 

194 • Van- Deursen' Familv 

Children, bp in New York: 

Lea Stag-g, bp Oct. 23, 1763; sps Thomas Steg, Lea Var, 
Deursen, j. d. 

Agnietje Stagg, bp July 21, 1765; sps Isaac Van Deur- 
sen, Rachel Bevoue, z. h. v. 

Agnis Stagg, bp Oct. i, 1769; sps Robert Sickels, Sara 
Van Deursen, z. h. v. 

Daniel Stagg, bp Jan. 30, 1774; sps Michel Trumper. 
Rachel Bragon, huis v. v. Isaac Van Deursen; resided 
in St. Louis (see CoUord booklet, p. 29, 30). 

V Rachel Stagg, bp June 22, 1776. 

274 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (12S) Daniel Van 
Deusen and Lea Hartje; bp at New York, Jan. 24, 1742: m 
April 10, 1762, Rachel Bergen. On Aug. 21, 1770, he was 
made a Freeman (New York Hist. Coll., Vol. 18, p. 229). 

Res: New York and New Jersey. Oc: Blacksmith. 
Children, i to 5 bp in New York: 
i Daniel, b Dec. 4, bp Dec. 16, 1763, in Lutheran Church, 

N. Y.; sps John Van Orden and Van Deuse's dau. 
ii Rachel, bp May 18, 1766; sps John Stegh, Catharina Van 

Deursen, z. h. v.; prob m Nov. 26, 17S6, WiUiam Sexon. 
iii Lea, bp June 10, 1768; sps Michiel Tremper, Lea Van 

Deursen, z. h. v. 
iv Catharina, bp Oct. 4, 1772 ; sps Michael Tremper, Annatje 

Sikkels, z. h. v. 

V Sara, bp Jan. 29, 1775 ; sps Abraham Van Deursen, Eliza- 

beth Smith, z. h. v.; m Jan. 10, 1793, Joseph Hitch- 
cock. Issue: Joseph Hitchcock, b Aug. 25, bp Nov. 
8, 1795, at N. Y. ; spr Catherine Van Deursen. 

vi Isaac, b Oct. 26, 1776, bp June 14, 1778, New Hacken- 
sack. No sps. 

vii Anna, b May 31 1779 ; bp at New Hackensack. 

275 LEA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (12S) Daniel Van Deu- 
sen and Lea Hartje; bp in New York City Oct. 30, 174S; m 
March 15, 1767, Michael Tremper, son of Jacob Tremper 
and Anna Maria Peffer; bp Mar. 13, 1745; d 1786; served in 
the Second, Dutchess Co. ^^lilitia, Col. Abraham Brinkerhort 
(New York in the Rev„ p. 138). 

Children, bp in N. Y.: 
i Mary Tremper, b Dec. 21, bp Jan. 3, 1768 ; sps John Steg, 
Catharina Van Deursen, z. h v.; m Oct. 6, 17S6, James 
Collord (For descendants of this line see Miscellaneous 
and Related Families). 

Sixth Generation- 195 

ii Daniel Tremper, bp Apr. 22, 1770; sps Isaac Van Deur- 
sen, Rachel Burger, z. h. v.; m Ariette Kiefier; res 
Esopus, afterwards Watertown. N. Y. 

iii Jacob Tremper b Feb. 15, bp Mar. i, 1772; sps Abraham 
Van Deursen, Annatje Zikkles, j. d.; d Oct. 17, 1774. 

iv Catharina Tremper, b Feb. 25, bp Mar. 13, 1774; sps 
Thomas Schefield, Catharina King, z. h. v.; m June 9, 
1793, Thomas B. C. Collord (For this line see Mis- 
cellaneous and Related Families). 

V Jacob Tremper, b in N. Y. June 30, 1776. 

vi Michael Tremper, b in Fishkill, N. Y. Oct. 30, 1778. 

vii John Tremper, b June 23, 1782. 

viii Ilermanus Tremper. b Feb. 16, bp Apr. 25, 1784. 

276 ZACHARIAH VAN DUZER, son of (130) Jacob Van 
Duzer and j\Iary Ashley of Canterbur\% Orange Co., N. Y. ; b 
there Feb. 27, 1765 ;m Feb. iS, 1788, H.\nnah Smith. 

Res: Irj^iSio, Palmyra, now Macedon, Wayne Co., N. Y. 

i Ella b a 17.90; m Japhet Chamberlain. 

ii Hannah, b 1792 ; m Hoag. 

iii Jacob, b 1794; res at Zanesville, Ohio. 

iv Lucretia, b 1796; m Joseph Floag; res Buffalo, N. Y, 

V Mahala, b 1798; m Dexter Fangman. 

vi Caleb, b iSoo; m Lydia Mallory; res Macedon, N. Y. 
vii A dau. 

277 JOHN VAN DUZER, son of (130) Jacob Van Duzer 
and Mary Ashley of Orange Co., N. Y. ; b at Canterbury, 
Orange Co., N. Y., Feb. 12, 1767; d Apr. 28 1S45; ^^ ^P^- i4. 
1789, Margaret Mc Millan; b in Scotland in 1768; d Apr. 4, 

Hillsdale Co., Mich. Oc: FaiTner and 







Maria I 





,ba i792;m Sutherland. 

b a 1794; drowned in a well while a little 

b a 1796 ; m Maria ; was 

Sheriff of Ontario Co., N. Y. ; drowned in Sodas 
Bay; had son, Samuel 
526 iv William, b Feb. 16, 179S; m (ist) in 181S Bethena 
P. Jones; (2d) Nov. 20, 1825, Hannah Clarke. 
V Margaret, b a iSoo; m Samuel Randolph. 

196 Van Deursen Family 

526a vi Zachariah, b a 1803; m (ist) Eliza Kingman; (2d) 

Feb. 27, 1827, Sally R. 
vii Susan, b a 1805; m Adolphus Aldrich. 
viii Elizabeth, b a 1S07 ; d unm 
ix ■ Martha Marion, b 1809; m Thomas Ramsdell. 
X Samuel, b a 1812 ; m Sarah M. ; res Cornwall, N. Y,, 

in 1850. Issue: Benjamin, b 1849. 

27S SAMUEL VAN DUZER son of (130) Jacob Van 
Duzer and Marv Ashley of Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y.; b 
in Canterbury, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1772; m (ist) a 1793, Betsey 
Allison; (2d) Nov. 24, 1804, Ursula Russell of Litchfield, 
Conn.; b there Aug. 5, 17S0; d May 20. 1S6S. He was Lieut. 
in 1808 in Capt. James Lynch 's Co. of Militia and d Sept. 13, 
1823, at Homer, Courtland Co., N. Y., of cholera morbus after 
illness of onlv thirty-six hours. 

Res: Cornwall, N. Y. Oc: Miller and tanner. 
Children by first wife: 

i John b., b a 1795; m Charlotte Hutchings. Issue: 

Samuel Hutchings, who d in summer of 1S76. 
ii Eliza, Id a 1797 ; m George Fowler; res Homer, Court- 
land Co., N. Y Issue: Caroline Fowler; John 
Fowler; George Fowler, 
iii Mary, b a 1800, d y at Canterbury, N. Y. 
By second wife : 

iv Samuel, b Dec. 4, 1806; d y. 

527 V WiUiam Allison, b July 24, 1807; m June 10, 1833, 

Louisa Garland. 

528 vi Mary Ann, b April 16, 1809; m April 23, 1S34, Gates 

White McGarrah. 
vii A son, b August, iSii ; d y. 

529 viii Henry Russell, b May i, 1813; m a 1835, Jane Bush. 
ix Margaret Russell, b Dec. 8, 1S15 ; unm in 1870. 

530 X Jacob Ashley, b March 19, 1818; m a 1840, Sarah 

xi Zachariah, b Aug. 31, 1820; d April, 1821. 

279 HANNAH VAN DUZER, dau of (130) Jacob Van 
Duzer and Marv Ashlev of Canterbury^ town of Cornv/all, 
Orange Co., N. Y.; b there May 11, 1780; m Zexo Carpenter 
a 1800. She d in spring of 1869 at Yonkers, N. Y. 

Res: Cornwall, N. Y. 

i Comeha Carpenter, m Jesse Brown of Westchester Co., 
N. Y. 

Sixth Generation 197 

ii Jacob Carpenter, m Betsy Berthold. 

jii Samuel Carpenter; m Sally Coe; res at Danville, N. Y. 

iv Henry Carpenter; m Maria 

V Caleb Carpenter; lived in Illinois. 

vi George Carpenter; d unm in Mobile, Ala. 

vii Mary Carpenter; m Bogert Vanderhoof, 

viii Ursula Carpenter; m Fish. 

280 ROBERT (A) VAX DUSEN, son of (131) Thomas 

Van Dusen and Elizabeth ; b Oct. 25, 1780; m a 

180S, H.WNAH Wilkison; b Apr. 11, 1791; d Oct. 7, 1853. 
At the time of the 1850 Census they v/ere residents of South 
Amboy, Middlesex Co., N. J., where he was a farmer, the value 
of his real estate being 84,000. His grandson, Robert A. Van 
Deusen, gives him the middle letter. A., to his name, and states 
that he resided near Robertsville. Monmouth Co., N. J., to- 
wards the close of his life, and died there Mar. 30, 1862. This 
family are buried m Scott 's burying ground at Marlboro, Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J. 


i Rosana' b a 180S; m a 182S, James Taylor. 

ii Mar>' b a 1810; m a 1832, James Hubbs. 

iii C, Margaret, b Jan. 6, 1813 ; d Feb. 18, 1S69 ; unm in 

1850 (Census). 
531 iv John Wilkison, b Sept. 23, 1816; m Aug. 5, 1834, 

Gertmde Jane Pease. 
V Thomas, twin of Johfi "W., d y. 
vi Abraham D., b a 181S; m a 1850, Rebecca Riddle, 

dau of Henry and Charity Riddle, who d June 15, 

1858, aged 25 yrs., 10 mos. 
vii Elizabeth, b in 1S24; m King; was unm in 

viii Caroline, b in 1S27; was unm in 1850; m Conover 


281 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, prob the son of (132) 
Philip Van Deursen and Susanna Blanck, bp in N. Y. Aug. 27, 
1755; ^ prob a 177S Cornelia Vredenburgh. He served 
during the Rev. War in the Sixteenth Regt., Albany Co. 
Militia, Col. Blair; and was a Sergeant in Capt. John White- 
side 's Company v/lien the Regt. was under the command of 
Col. Lewis Van Woert (State Archives, p. 498). He removed 
with his family to Indiana, where he was a resident in 1816, 
and died in Ze'na, Jennings Co., in 1836. His widow died in 
Decatur in 1845. 

198 Van Deursen Family 


i Cornelia, b Nov. 4, bp at Livingston Dec. 16, 17S1: 
sps Isaac Vredenburgh, Cornelia AVitbeek; d y. 

532 ii Robert, bp at Copake June 14, 17S3; sps Wynzar; 

Van Deusen and Sarah Omphries; m a 1805, 

Cloah Alltizer Fuller. 
iii Marytje, bp at Hillsdale May, 17S5; sps Frederik 

Tomes, Mareytje Vredenburgh. 
iv Abrain, bp at Copake May 30, 17 87. 
V Cornelia, b July iS, bp at Copake Sept. 20, 1789; sps 

Isaac and Cornelia Vreedenburgh. 
vi Aontee, bp Sept. 25, 1792, at St. Peter's, Albany. 

533 vii Isaac, b in 1793 ; m (ist) ; (2d) Mar. 

27, 1845, Mrs. Agnes Armstrong. 

534 viii Jacob, b Apr. S, 1796; m Jan. 9, 1821, Sarah Dennis. 

535 ix Henry, b a 1798; m a 1S21, Christine Traver. 
X Coonrod, b a 1800. 

536 xi Martin, b a 1S02 ; m a 1825, Sophia Fuller. 

282 ISAAC VAN DUZER. son of (135) Isaac Van Duzer, 
the son of (65) Isaac Van Deursen and Angenetie Laroe; b a 
1758, presumably at Cornwall, where his father died ; m a 17 So. 
Letitia Mills, dau of Amos Mills and Jane Southerland of 
Cornwall, N. Y. 


537 i Amos, b in Dec, 1787 ; m Alecta Gregory. 
ii Charles. 

iii Nathaniel. 

iv Jane, b in Orange Co., N. Y., in 1795; was living m 
1850, with family of one. 

2S3 ADOLPHUS VAN DUZER, son of (135) Isaac Van 
Duzer of Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y.; b there Sept. 19, ^Tf'-- 
m at New Windsor, bv Rev. John Close of Presbytenan 
Church, Sept. 25, 1783,'UNicE Coleman; b July 22, 1763; d 
Apr. 22, 1843. He was a Revolutionary soldier; d Dec. :0, 

On Apr. 19, 1842, he filed application (No. io,86o)_ for a 
pension, in which he gave the following account of his ser- 
vices. In the vear 1777 he was living with his father m tne 
town of Cornwall; about Julv i, 1 77 7' he served in Capt. Far- 
son's Comp., Col. Mc Laughren's Regt., for about one montn 
and a half at Fort Montgomerv; in 1778 he was draftee ou. 
of Capt. Christopher Van Duzen 's Company and was under 
the command of different officers and engineers, working a. 

Sixth Generation 199 

building Fort Put from about ist of May until 25th of June; 
in 1779 he was drafted out of Capt. Christopher Van Duzen's 
Company to the command of Capt. Joseph Wood, serving 
from about the first of July until the hrst of Oct. of that year 
at Block House No. 3, near Fort Put; that in 17 So he was 
similarly drafted, when he was attached to Capt. Freeman's 
Comp., Col. Lamb's Regt., commencing service in August 
and continuing two months. In 1781 he was under the com- 
mand of Capt. Tilford, serving at West Point about two 
months and a half, and also rendered other services. He had 
no records of his services, and was unable to prove them by 
witnesses, owing to the death of his comrades. His claim 
was rejected for lack of proof. B. Vandusor of Blooming- 
burg, SuUivan Co., N. Y., was his agent. 

Res: Erin, Chemung Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i Martha, b Dec. 22, 1784. 

ii Sarah b June 27, 1786. 
538 iii Obed, b Jime i, bp Sept. 8, 1789; m a 181 1, Ester 
Ann Miller. 

iv Benjamin, b Oct. 2, 1791. 

V Elizabeth, b July 10, 1794. 

vi Samuel C, b June 12, 1797. 

vii Deborah, b Sept. 6, 1799. 

viii Juha T., b Mar. 11, 1803 ; m Matthew N. Norris. 

ix Hiram, b Sept. 29, 1806. 

284 MARY VAN DUZER, dau of (135) Isaac Van Duzer 

and Jane ; b at Cornwall, N. Y., Nov. 27, 

1770; m July 9, 1786, Stephen Fairchild. 

Res: New Cornwall, N. Y., in 1790. 

i Isaac Van Duzer Fairchild, b Feb. 17, 1787. 
ii Thomas Fairchild, b Jan. 9, 17S9, d y. 
iii Anna Fairchild, b Apr. 24, 1790. 
iv ""' 


Thomas Fairchild, b Aug. 20, 1792. 
James Fairchild, b Aug. 20, 1794. 

285 BENJAMIN VAN DUZER, son of (135) Isaac Van 

Duzer and Jane of Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y. ; b 

Sept. 18, i772;d Nov. i, i843;min 1792, Elizabeth Taylor; 
b April 2c;, 1772 ; d Dec. 29, 1845. 

Res: Cornwall, N. Y. 


i Berthi^, b June 9, d Nov. 9, 1793. 

200 Van Deursen Family 

ii Jane, b Oct. 22, 1794; d Oct. 2, 1S43. 

iii Sarah, b Dec. 24, 1795; d Dec. 3. 1865; m Samuel 

Me Gill, Vv'ho d Nov. 20, 1866, aged 70 yrs., 4 mos., 

27 ds. 

539 iv James, b Apr. 15, bp Aug., 1797; m a 1835, Julia 

Ann Winn. 
V Elisabeth, b Mar. 15, 1799; m Justus Mead. 

540 vi Marv', b Sept. 16, iSoo; m Matthew Barnes. 

541 vii Benjamin, b Mar. 16, 1802; m Nov. 13, 1830, Hannah 

viii Isaac, b Aug. 28, 1S04; m Sarah Harris; res Sterling, 
N. Y. 

542 ix Phebe, b Oct. 16, 1805; m (ist) William Couklin; 

(2d) George Bannell. 

X Catharine, b Mar. 10, 1S07 ; m (ist) Stephen Warren; 
(2d) WiUiam Forman. 

xi Henry, b Jan. 22, d May 9, 1S09. 

xii Samuel, b June 25, iSio; m a 1S45, Sarah M. Conk- 
lin; dau of (542) Phebe Van Deuzer and William 
Conklin; res in 1850 Cornwall, N. Y., where he 
was a farmer Issue: Benjamin, b Mar. 1849; d 
Dec. 12, 1862. 

286 WILLIAM VAN DUZER, was probably the son of 
(135) Isaac Van Duzer of New Jersey and Cornwall, N. Y., b 
a 1780; m a 1S02, C.mherina Remain. 


i Ann Maria, b a 1804 ; m Abe Carlock. 

543 ii William, b a 1806; ma 18 28, Susan Erickson. 
iii James, b a 1808. 

287 JULIANA VAN DUZER, dau of (13S) Christopher 
Van Duzer and his first wife, Juliana Strong; b Feb. 8, 1770; 
m Aug. 10, 1788, Jacob Mandeville; son of Francis Mande- 
ville (bp Feb. i, 172-7) of New Windsor, Ulster (now Orange) 
County, N. Y., and 'his wife Mary. His will, dated July 6, 
1776, was proved Mar. 2, 1779 (New York Gen. and Biog. 
Record, Oct., 1907, p. 291). He was buried at Newburgh. 
N. Y. Francis and Jacob Islandeville were both members or 
the First Regt., Orange Co. Mihtia, during the Revolutionary 
War (Land Bounty Rights, New York in the Revolution, p. 


Res: Cornwall, N. Y. 

i Juliana Mandeville, bp July 22, 1792 ; d y. 




Sixth Generation 201 

ji Francis Mandeville, bp June 12, 1796; d y. 

iii John Mandeville; d a young man. 

iv Frances I\Iandeville; ni Nathaniel Dubois Woodhull, 

grandson of Col. Jesse Woodhull of the First Orange 

Co. Militia. 

288 ISAAC VAN DUZER, eldest son of (138) Christopher 
Van Duzer and Juliana Tusten of V/arwick, Orange Covmty, 
N. Y.; b Feb. 9, 1773; d June 24, 1847; m June 29, 1794. 
Keturah Reeve, dau of Selah Reeve and Keturah Strong; b 
Aug. 28, 1775; d Apr. 20, 1852. They resided at Cornwall 
and also at Warwick, N. Y. 

Isaac Van Duzer was a man of eminence in his day and 
community. He was a member of the State Assembly in 
1S23, and was an eminent lawyer and Justice of the Peace. 
He conducted his business aftairs with acumen and judgment^ 
and was engaged in important enterprises. While a resident 
of Cornwall he owned and operated the first Hudson River 
steam-boat which carried at the same time both freight and 
passengers. It was built under his direction, and was fitly 
named "The -Experiment. " It proved a financial success. 

He was endowed with brilliant intellect, and interested in 
all things of culture. His book-shelves were rich in English 
literature. Here were found the early dramatists, the essay- 
ists, and the great poets, with translations from the Greek 
and Latin classics. In religious belief Mr. Van Duzer was a 
Unitarian. He was a member of Fanners' Lodge No. XIII, 
Ancient York Masons, held at Deckertown, Sussex County, 
N. J., as shown by a certificate, dated June 24, 1S02, signed 
by Ebenezer Mead, Master; George Baxter, Senior Warden; 
Samuel Vanfieet, Junior W^arden; and Samuel Barclay. Sec- 
retary; under seal of the Lodge. His own signature to the 
certificate is witnessed by a William Vanduzen, presumably 
his brother. This interesting document, with his beautiful 
satin apron, hand painted and embroidered, is in the posses- 
sion of his granddaughter, Miss Mary H. Burt of War\\4ck. 

Isaac Van Duzer 's son, Isaac Reeve Van Duzer, a prominent 
member of the Bar of Orange County, N. Y., inherited his 
father's literar\- tastes and strong mental capacity. He died 
early, cutting short a career that held promise of great fame. 

Five generations have broken bread in the stately home 
v.-hich Isaac Van Duzer built, and from which he dispensed 
a princely hospitality. It is still occupied by one of his de- 
scendants, and the keen commanding eyes of Isaac Van Duzer 
still flash down from the portrait that hangs upon the wall 

202 Van Deursen Family 

with all the old challenging vivacity of his unconquerable 


544 i Juliet, b Jan. 2, bp at Newburgh June 12, 1796; tn 

Dec. 12, 1S13, Col. WiUiamE. Wheeler of Warwick. 
ii Millicent, b June 5, 1797; d Jan, 22, 1890; m David 

Sands Ring of Cornwall, 
iii Milton, b May 19, 1799 ; d unm Nov. 30, 1829. 

545 iv Isaac Reeve, b May 8, 1802; m Dec. 14, 1826, Anne 

Eliza Gedney of Newburgh. 
-v Eliza Reeve, b Tvlay 11, 1804; d Apr. 10, 1890; m 

(ist) Edward Falls; (2d) Rev. Richard Pickard. 
vi Keturah, b Feb. 28, 1S07; d Apr. 23, 1808. 
vii Kittv, b June 17, 1809; d July 30, i86i; m Capt. 
John Sifferth. 

546 viii Mary J., b Aug. 12, 1812; m Aug. 20, 1833, John J. 

Heard of Goshen, 
ix Robert Wheeler, b Jan. 13, 181 5; d unm i Sept., 

X Christopher, b Apr. 25, 1817; d unm Aug. 6, 1S46; 
was ^ lawyer; admitted to practice in Supreme 
Court of New York July 31, 1838. 

547 xi Jane Stephenson, b I^Iar. 6, 1820; m Feb. 14, 1849, 

, Grinnell Burt of Warwick. 

Christopher Van Duzer and Juliana Tusten of Cornwall, 
Orange Co., N. Y.; b May 16, bp July 20, 1777; d March 4. 
1854; m a 1797, Selaii Reeve; b at Southold, L. I., Oct. 21, 
1767; d at Newburgh, N. Y., April 11, 1837, son of Selah 
Reeve and Keturah Strong. Keturah Strong was b Jan. 23, 
1745; d Jan. 21, 1820. Selah Reeve, Senior, d Feb. 21, 1790- Newburgh, N. Y. 
i Christopher Reeve b a 1798; d at Detroit Mich., in 1S65; 
m Maria Eliza Hasbrouck. Issue: Selah Van Duzer 
Reeve; b 1833; m (ist) Susan L. Lansing of Albany, 
N. Y.; bv her he had issue: Christopher C. Reeve and 
Mariette'L. Reeve; he m (2d) May 7, iSSS, Mrs. .Martha 
M. (Taylor) Ellis, who survived him and was a pen- 
sioner (Ctf. 564,015) for his services in the Civil War. 
He was First Lieutenant in the 109th New York Vol. 
Inf. Aug. 8, 1862, and resigned Mar. 30, 1864; also 
Captain 63d New York Vol. Inf., from which he re- 
ceived his discharge May 19, 1864 (Pen. Ctf. 620,877)- 

Sixth Generatiox 203 

;; T,,Sf f ^^I^Pt- V'' '903 ; was a res of Washington, D C 

m Charles F Reeve, b a 1S02 ; d 1SS2 ; m (ist) . . 

_ ^ Benkard; (2d) Sarah Ann Ferguson 

r Af.^'?T^'p "' ^ '^^' ^ ^^54; m Caroline Ingersol. 

• w-n-^^^'^ ^^^''^' b a 1S06 ; m John W. Bro^l 
VI Wilham Reeve, b a iSoS • d y 
vii Jane Reeve, b iSio; d 19;;; ni William Mullimer. 
vin Harnet Reeve, b Aug., 1S12; m a 1837, Rev Wilham 

Maclaren (For descendants of this hne see Miseelan^ 

eous and Related Famihes) 

IX Mary E. Reeve, b a 1814- d y 

X Nathan Reeve b 181 6 ; d' 1903 ; m Mariah Deborah Hob- 

ble, dau of Selah Reeve Hobbie 

XI Selah Reeve, b a 1S18; m Lilhe Snow of Providence 
Lewis Reeve, who served in ist Mich. Vol Cav 's 

thought to belong to this family. ' 

r.^."^% MARY^Polly) VAX DUZER, dau of (13S) Christo- 
pher Van Duzer and Juliana Tusten of Cornwall, N Y b 

I.RISSEY b May 19, 1776; d Aug. 2, 1S33; son of Ebenezer 
cSre7(^^ :'l'^ and Sarah Smith, of that' part of Co nwal 
called Canterbury, Orange Co., N. Y. Ebenezer Crissev 
ReZ'.T\v ^"7"^ the Revolutionary War in the S cond 
Regiment, Westchester County Militia. The de Cressie 
amily came to England from France prior to 1186. In the 

hSofthl^IJniJ^.^^^' '^ ^--- ^-- ^>' ^--. -s 

i Albert Heniy Crissey, b Mar. 24, d Dec. 13, 1805 

i^i ^Li.''v "'rf-^' ^ 2'^- '^' ^^°7 ; d unm Oct. 10, 1892. 
Ill Wijlmm Van Duzer Cnssey, b Jan. 25, 1S09; m Kate 

iv Julia Crissey, b Apr. 4, 1811 ; d Julv 23, 1S25. 

V Charles Mortimer Crissey. b Sept. '26, 1812; m Sept. 8 

1S42, Martha Ann Wood 

VI George Augustus Crissey, b Feb. 14, 1816; m Nov. 11 

1840, Mary E izabeth Forshee (For descendants of this 
.r- >T -.^f.^ Miscellaneous and Related Families). 
vn Mary Elizabeth Crissey, b Aug. 19. 1819; d Dec. 3, 1850- 

m Henr\^ Carlton. J' :> > 

viii Stephen Ebenezer Crissey, b July 26, 1S21 ; d May 9. 1822 

204 Van Deursen Family 

ix Sarah Margaret Crissey. b June 30, 1S23 ; d Sept. 13, 1S95 ^ 
ni Sept. 4, 1S44, Daniel Berrian Halstead. 

Christopher Van Duzer and Juliana Tusten of Cornwall, N. 
Y. ; b Jan. 31, 1784; m a 1805, Nancy Whitlock. He d a 
Jan., 1829 (See %vill). 

Res: Sussex Co., N. J. Oc: Potter. 
i Ann Eliza, b in 1S06; d in 1891 ; m in 1S76, Eli Quintard 

of New Haven, Conn. ; no children. 
ii Mary, b a 1810; m Isaac Brower; they had one child, 
Josephine Brower, who d y. 

292 JOHN VAN DUZER, son of (138) Christopher Van 
Duzer and Juliana Tusten; b near Newburgh, N. Y., Feb. 20, 
1 786 ;d at Warwick, N. Y., Feb. 5, iS57;m Jan. 7, 1S09, N.wcv 
Benedict, dau of Joseph Benedict and Lanor Schoonmaker; 
d j\Iarch 4, 1S61, aged 71 years. He was a member of the 
State Assembly Jan. 3 to April iS, 1S43. 

Res: Warwick, N. Y. Oc: Milling and farming. 

i Jolanor, b Dec. 25, 1809; d Nov. 22, 181 7. 

548 ii Harriet, b Aug. 12, 1812; m Oct. 22, 1840, Wil- 

liam Fancher. 

549 iii Julia Ann, b Apr. 17, 1S15; m Nov. 26, 1835, Abner 


550 iv Joseph Benedict, b July 21 1817; m (ist) Dec. 24. 

1851, Ann Maria Sly; (2d) Aug. 2, 1869, Margaret 
Van Buskirk. 

551 v Charles Reeve, b Oct. 21, 1S19; m (ist) Nov. 29, 

1864, Deborah Pvcbecca Morehouse; (2d) Nov.. 
1880, Mrs. Caroline (Wilson) Ketchem. 

552 vi James, b Feb. 28, 1822; m Jan. 16, 1851, Hester Ann 

vii Lanor Elizabeth, b Feb. i, 1825; d unm Mar. 10, 

viii Mary, b Feb. 24, 1827; m Jan. 4, 1849, George J. 

Lazear; res Dundee, Yates Co., N. Y. Issue: 

Emma Lazear, b a 1850; m Sunderlin; 

Harriet Lazear, b 186S; m John Murphy. 
ix Jane Ehza, b May 20, 1S31 ; d Feb. 13, 1S32. 

553 X Nancv, b Feb. 11, 1835; m Sept. 15, 1864, Asa P- 


Sixth Generation 205 

293 WILLIAM VAN DUZER, son of (138) Christopher 
Van Duzer and JnHana Tusten of Cornwall, and Warwick, 
Orange Co., N. Y. ; b Feb. 20, 178S; d Oct. 12, 1S60; m June 
iS, 1808, S.\R.-Mi M. Wheeler, who was b July i, 1789; and d 
Nov. 12, 1 85 1. 

Res: Veteran, Chemung Co., N. Y. Oc: Chairmaker 
and farmer. 

554 i Keturah Louisa, b Aug. 20, 1809; m Oct. 5, 1833, 

Robert Lawrence. 

555 ii James Madison, b Aug. 15, 1812; m Dec. 31, 1840, 

Louisa Turner, 
iii Julianna, b Nov. 9, 1S14. d Dec. 14, 1814. 
iv Lewis S., b Feb. 2S, 1816; d May 26, 1S34. 

556 V Susan, b Julv i, 1819; m June 19 1849, James L, 


557 vi William Henry, b Feb. 16, 1821; m Jan. 16, 1845, 

Susan Rachel Sayre. 
55S vii Mar>' Ann, b Mar. 19, 1824; m Dec. 9, 1846, George 

W. Ford, 
viii John, b Dec. 30, 1S26; d Mar. 3, 1827. 
ix Julia, b July 30, 1S2S; d Aug. 11, 1830. 

294 SELAII VAN DUZER. son of (13S) Christopher Van 
Duzer and Juliana Tusten of Cornwall and Warwick, Orange 
Co., N. Y.; b Oct. 28, 1796; d Sept. 20, 1S74; m (ist) 
Nov. 9, 1S18, Marg.^ret Van Alstyne, b Aug. 13, 1800; d 
Oct. 30, 1830; dau of Abraham Van Alstyne and Margaret 
Hill; (2d) Jan. 9, 1833, Ari.a.nna Somerville, b June 9, 180;; 
d Nov. 19 1886; dau of Archibald Somerville and Mary Bing- 
ham, the dau of (198) Ariantje Van Deusen. Her will v/as 
probated in New York City on Nov. 30, 1886. The burial 
placeof the Selah Van Duzer family is in Woodlawn Cemeten,-, 
New York. Mr. Van Duzer was 'President of the New York 
National Exchange Bank, New York City, and resided in 
Westchester Co., one of the suburbs of New York. 

Children, by first wife: 

i Edward, b July iS, d Aug. 11, 1819. 

ii William Austin Seeley, b Nov. 2^, 1820; d Apr. i, 
1905; m May 31, 1853, Emma Chester Montgom- 
er>'; res New York City; oc banker; will dated 
Apr. 26, 1902; prob June 29, 1905. Issue: Wil- 
liam Van Alstyne, b Feb. 28, 1854, unm; Emma 
Montgomer>- b Aug. 16. 1855; m Dec. 5, 1893, 
Dr. Gustave Bouchereau; no ch. 

206 Van Deursen Family 

559 iii Selah Reeve, b Dec. 9, 1823; m May 15, 1850, Catha- 
rine Mathews Sayre. 

iv Margaret Josephine, b Oct. 23, 1827 ; d July 19. 1856; 
m June 28, 1S53, James Dewey, b Nov. 23, 1S15; 
d May 13, 1884; no ch. 
By second wife: 

V Archibald Somerville, b July 5, 1834; d Mar. 14, 1870; 
m Feb. 20, 1864, Sarah Fairchild, b Nov. i, 1841; 
d Feb. 10, 1906; dau of Egbert N. Fairchild and 
Julia Strong. He was a graduate of Columbia Col- 
lege, New York, A. B. 1853, A. M. 1854; res New 
York Citv; oc lawn,-er; will prob Apr. 5, 1870. Is- 
sue: Julia Fairchild, b Jan. 25, 1865 ; unm in iqo6. 

vi Charles Francis, b Aug. 12, 1836; Lieui. in 12th U. 
S. Inf.; killed at Gaines Mill, Va., Jime 27, 1S62; 

vii George, b Feb. 22, 1839 ; d unm Jan. ^5. i904- 

viii John Bingham, b Mar. 231, 840; d unm Oct. 22, 1865. 

560 ix Mary Somerville, b July 16, 1844; m Nov. 15, 1886. 

John^Sayre Martin. 

29s JAMES VAN DUZER, son of (139) Isaac Van Duzer 
and Martha Tusten; b Feb. 14, 1781, at Cornwall, Orange Co 
N Y • m (ist) Jan. i, 1S02, Elizabeth Smith; (2d) March 
14, 1819, Susan Lewis, b i 791 ; d Dec, 1888. He d at Tyrone. 
Schuylei" Co., N. Y., March 2, 1865. 

Res: Tyrone, Schuyler Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

Children by first wife: 
i Lewis, b July 19, 1804. 

561 ii Milton, b Oct. 11, 1806; m Mar. 10, 183 1, Nancy 

iii Stephen S., b July 19, 1808; d Aug. 5, 1834. 

562 iv Isaac, b Nov. 4, 1810; m a 1835, Charlotte Lang. 
V James N., b Jan. 5, 1813. 

56^ vi Henrv C, b Mar. 22, 1815; m a 1836, Amy Sirnth. 
564 vii Sarali E., b Dec. 5, 1818; m a 1839, Samuel Allison. 
By second wife: 

viii Peter Lewis, b Jan. 20, 1820; d Sept. i, 1891. ^ 
Nov. 9, 1845, Nancy Disbrow; b 1S18; d Mar 10. 
1888 ; res Tyrone, N. Y. ; oc farmer. Issue: John 
D., b June 19, 1847; m May 30, 1S78, Carrie 
Green ; res Tyrone; no ch.;Mar>'E.,b May 2, 1852. 
d June 19, 1854. 

296 BENJAMIN VAN DUZER, son of (139) I^^^ac Van 

Sixth Generation 207 

Duzer and Martha Tustcn of Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y. ; b 
Mar. 29, 17S3: d Feb. 27, 1845; m Sept. 30, 1S09, Elmira 
TooKER, b near Goshen in 1786; d at Florida, N. Y., Nov. 22, 


Res: Florida, N. Y. 

565 i Walter Halsey, b July 19, 1810; m (ist) Gertrude 

Bennett; (2d) May 11, 1S39, Mary Hallock. 

ii James, b a 181 2 ; unmarried; died on way home from 
Toledo, Ohio; bur at Niagara Falls, N. Y., Cana- 
dian side. 

iii Frances Emily, b July 14, 1815 ; d unm June 25, iqoi. 

566 iv Isaac Tusten, b }.Iar. 4, 1S16; m (ist) Harriet Wick- 

ham; (2d) May 25, 1874, Ellen M. W. Wilcox. 

V Benjamin Franklin, m Eliza Rich and had issue: 

George and Justin. 

567 vi Mary Ann, b Mav 14, 1820; m Dec. 14, 1841, Uriah 

T. Sanford. 
vii Joana L., b Jan. 2, 1827; d at Madison, Wis.; m 
Chauncy Williams. Issue: Nellie Williams; Kittie 
Williams; Son Williams. 

297 HENRY VAN DUZER, son of (139) Isaac Van Duzer,. 
and Martha Tusten of Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y.; b May 17,. 
1785, near Monroe, N. Y. ; d June 6, 1852; m Dec. 18, i8o6» 
Elizabeth Ketcham, who d May 9, 1853. 

Res: Orange Co., N. Y. 


568 i James H., b Oct. 2, 1S07 ; m a 1829, Susan 

ii Sarah, b Aug. 7, 1809. 

569 iii Roe, b Mar. 2, 1814; m Oct. i, 1839, Mary Ann 

iv Emaline, b June 2, 1818. 

V John M., b May 7, 1825. 

29S ISAAC VAN DUZER, son of (139) Isaac Van Duzer 
and Martha Tusten of Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y. ; b Oct. 19. 
17S7; m (ist) a 1816, Jo.\XNA Smith; b July 4, 1797; d at 
Sugar Loaf, Orange Co., N. Y. Dec. 29, 1822; (2d) Nov. 8, 
1823, at Goshen, by Rev. Zalmon Lyon, Mary Case; b Apr. 
9, 1S03. 

During the war with Great Britain, Isaac Van Duzer was 
drafted at Sugar Loaf Mountain on Aug. 18, 18 14, and was 
discharged Nov. 26, 1814, at Brooklyn Heights. He served 
in^Capt. Benjamin Dunning 's Company, Lieut. Col. Jonathan 

208 Van^ Deursen Family 

Varian's Regt., New York Militia. According to his claim 
for Bounty Land for this service, he was at that time a fam-'.er 
and currier; was a little over five feet high, and had dark 
brown hair, grey eyes and a fair complexion. At the takin-^' 
of the Census of 1S50 he was a resident of Sugar Loaf, and fol- 
lowed the trade of shoemaker. He died at Sugar Loaf April 
5, 1869, his widow surviving him until Oct. 24, 1886. She 
was an applicant for a pension. 
Children, by first wife: 

i David Howell, b Aug. 22, 1S17; d Apr. 17, 1889; bur 

at Mapes Comer, Allegany Co., N. Y. ; name of 

wife not known; no children. 

570 ii William Tusten, b May 30, 1819 ; m Nov., 1851, Edna 

Ann Christian. 
iii John Sidney, b Aug. 14, 1820; d in 1903; married; 

no ch ; res at Chicago, Denver, and at Phoenix, Ariz. 
iv Charles Parshall, b Mar. 2, 1822; niarried; res at 

Detroit, Mich. 
By second wife: 

v Elizabeth, b Sept. 27, 1824; d unm Sept. 3, 1847; 

bur at Mapes Comer, N. Y. 
vi Martha, b July 18. 1826; d unm Oct. 15, 18S5; bur 

at Mapes Comer. 
vii Mar}- Jane, b July 16, 182S; d Mar. 17, 1895; m Mar. 

17, 1859, James Lewis; no ch; res at Goshen, N. Y. 

571 viii Lewis, b June 23, iS3o;m Dec. 27, 1854, Sarah Eliza- 

beth Schreeder. 

572 ix Judson, b Nov. 30, 1S32; m June 7, 1854, Matilda 


573 X Isaac Flagler, b Mar. 3, 1S34; m (ist) Jan. 25, i860, 

Mary A. Beadle; (2d) June 2, 18S0, Mary E. Wal- 

xi Annie Eliza, b May i, 1S36; m Feb. 23, 187 1, Jesse 
C. WoodhuU; re's at New York City in 1908; re- 
moved to Sugar Loaf, N. Y. ; had dau Annie Van 
Duzer WoodhuU, b Feb. 12, 1877 ;m Oct. 15, 1902, 
Arthur Milton Wells; b June 4, 1874. 

xii James Ilarvev, b Dec. 12. 1839; m Dec. 20, 1S65, 
Sarah (Taylor) Blith of Warwick, N. Y., at which 
place they resided. Mr. Van Duzer was a mer- 
chant at Newburgh, N. Y. Issue: Ella Taylor, 
b Dec. 4, 1866; d Feb. 4, 1870; Floyd CHnton, b 
Apr. 8, 1S71; Marie Louise, b Aug. 7, 1872; m 
May 17, 1S93, Thomas V.'elling, son of (576) Caro- 

Sixth Gf.xeration 209 

line Van Duzer and Thomas Welling. Issue: 
Thomas Welling, b Apr. 3, 1896. 
xiii George Albert, b Mar. 23, 1842; m Mar. 27, 1873, 
Julia E. Chamberlain; res at I^Iiddletown, N. Y. ; 
their dau, Nellie Boyd, b Sept. 26, 1S77; m Dec. 
7, 1898, Edwin C. Osterhout; res at New Rochelle, 
N. Y. 

299 VINCENT T. VAN DUZER, son of (139) Isaac Van 
Duzer and Martha Tusten of Goshen, N. Y. ; b June 22, 1790; 
d Apr. 19, 1S54; m Sept. 8, 1819, Sarah Wellixg; b Sept. 20, 
1799; d May 10, 1S70. At the Census of 1850 they were resi- 
dents of Warwick, N. Y., Mr. Van Duzer being engaged in 
business as a merchant and farmer. (See Administration). 


i Milton William, b in 1820; m Mary Peck. Issue: 
Mary, m John Vail; William, m Grace Cline. 

ii Richard D., b in 1S27; m (ist) Harriet R. Everson; 
(2d) Mary Hunter. Issue: Fanny, m William 
Jones; Howard Maine, m June 11, 18S5, Katherine 

...-'. ; Annie L. ; Richard, m June 30, 1897, 

Georgia Buck. 

iii Mary E., b in 1829; m John Mc Ewan; res Chicago, 
111. Issue: Duncan Mc Ewan; Sarah Mc Ewan. 

iv Sarah Frances, b in 1831; m Charles Demarest. Is- 
sue: John Vincent Demarest, m Alice Wickham; 
Fanny Demarest. 
574 V John Ralph, b Oct. 12, 1834; m Nov. 26, 1857, Jane 
Elizabeth Vail. 

vi Josephine, b Feb. 28, 1838; m John Clason; b 1S34; 
d Feb. 28, 1896, at Middlctown, N. Y.; no children. 

300 AARON VAN DUZER, son of (139) Isaac Van Duzer 
and Martha Tusten of Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y. ; b at Mid- 
dletown, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1792 ; d Sept. i, 1867 ; m (ist) Jan. 22, 
1824, Sarah Howell; b Oct. 29, 1796; d Feb. 24, 1S46; (2d) 
Nov. 27, 1847, ^Irs. Christianxa (Ludlum) Denton, who was 
b in 1808 and d Feb. 4, 1877. 

Res: Goshen, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, all by first wife: 



Frances, b Sept. 13, 1824; m May 20, 1S45, Jo^^ J. 

Cooper; res Goshen, N. Y. ; no ch. 


Susan Emily, b Oct. 14, 1S25; d unm Aug. 10, 1892. 


Hannah, b Mar. 20, 1S28; m Sept. 5, 1848, Harvey 



210 Van Deursex Family 

iv Martha, b Aug. lo, 1S29; m Jan. 22. 1S57, John L 
Welling; no ch. 

576 V Caroline, b Feb. 20, 1833; m Dec. 19, 1S54, Thoma? 

vi Albert, b June 30. 1835; d Apr. 25, 1S36. 
vii Sarah, b Jan. 4, 1837 ; m June 7, 1883, Richard Wis- 

ner; no ch. 

301 JOHN VAN DUZER, son of (139) Isaac Van Duzer 
and Martha Tusten of Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y.; b there 
May 26, 1795; ^ ^^ay 8, 1S73; m April 6, 1826, Margaret 
Jennings; b April 2, 1800; d Nov. 3, 1867; dau of Gideoii 
Jennings and Sophia E. Carpenter. He served in Capt. 
Daniel Christie's, or David Chester's Company of New York 
Militia, Col. Isaac Belknap's Regt., during the -u-ar with Great 
Britain. Time of service, Aug. 15, to Dec. 3, 1814 (Pen. Cti. 
1,434; Bounty Land Claim, Ctf. 29,617). 

Res: Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, from Census of 1S50 and family records: 

i Henrs' Tusten, b Jan. 3, 1827 ; m Dec. 13, 1865, Sarah 

C. Bradner; no ch. 
ii Ira, b May 19, 1S2S; d from an accident, May 12, 

577 iii Mary Jane, b Mar. 5, 1830; m Mar. 17, 1S53, William 

Armstrong Jessup. 
iv George, b Feb. 2S, 1832 ; d July 14, 1S33. 

578 v Clarissa, b Feb. 22, 1834; m Feb. 22, 1866, Asa 


vi Austin, b Dec. 22, 1835; ^ Oct. 29, 1855. 

vii Eliza, b Aug. 8, 1S3S ; m Feb. 23, i860, John D. Brad- 
ner; no ch. 

579 viii Albert, b Oct. 22, 1840; m Oct. 24. 1867, Louise 

ix Adelia, b Dec. 19, 1844; m Oct. 17, 1866, Fred M. 
Van Brunt; no ch, 

302 REV. GABRIEL VAN DUZER, son of (139) Isaac 
Van Duzer and Martha Tusten of Florida, Orange Co., N. Y.; 
b there Sept. 22, 1797; d June 2, 1872; m Nov. 14, iS:S, 
Abigal Headly, who d May 12, 187S. 

Res: Morris Co., N. J. "Oc: Baptist minister and farmer. 


i Sarah Maria, b July 31, 1830; m Dec. 30, 1S58, Lewis 

Mc Cormick, who d in 1900; they res at Hackettstown, 

Warren Co., N. J., where he was a farmer. Issue: 

Sixth Generation 211 

"Whitfield Hcadly Mc Cormick, b Nov. 2S, 1859; m 
Dec. 31, 1884, Harriet E. Allison; Abby Lucretia Mc 
Cormick, b Dec. 30, 1S63; m Feb. 25, 1892, J. Stewart 
Hance; Ellen N. Mc Cormick, b Mar. 30, 1870; unm. 

ji Hiram H., b Oct. 5, 1832; m Mar. 7, 1858, Ann Eliza 

iii Harriet E., b July 30, 1835; unm. 

iv Tusten, b Dec. 3, 1838; d 1910; m Aug., 1S65, Sarah Mc 
Alpin of Canada; res Chicago, 111. Issue: Spencer, b 
a 1870; d 1891; Minnie, b Sept. 10, 1874. 

V Lucretia, b Aug. 22,1 84 — ; m June 3 , 1 868, Alfred Hughes, 
vi George, b in 1S48; d in 1872. 

303 MARY VAN DUZER, dau of (140) Henry Van Duzer 
and Frances Mandeville of Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y. ; b 
there Jan. 22, 1791; d prior to 1S33; m May 20, 1809, Wil- 
liam Sayre of Newburgh, N. Y. After Mary Van Duzer 's 
death Mr. Sayre married as his second wife, on June 27, 1833, 
EHzabeth Walsh; b May 13, 1787; d April 27, 1837; dau of 
Thomas Sayre and Margaret Brush of New Windsor, N. Y. 
(Sayre Family, p. 304). His third wife w^as Mrs Eloira 
M on ell. 

i Frances Maria Savre, b Mar. 12, 1813; m June 13, 1839, 

Michael Walsh.' 
ii Henry Sayre. 
iii Catharine Sayre. 
iv Harriet Sayre. 

V Joseph Sayre. 

304 SHADRACK VAN DUZER, son of (140) Henry Van 
Duzer and Frances Mandeville of Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y. ; 
b Jan. 27, 1797; d Sept. 12, 1844; m between Jan. and Aug., 
1820, R.EBECCA Tobias, b in 1800; d Oct. 19, 1863. At the 
Census of 1S50 he was res of Cornwall; value of real estate, 
$6,000. (Administration). 

i Francis Michael, b a 1823. 
ii Henry O., b in 1826 ; m Sarah Van Duzer, b 1833 ; dau of 

(541) Benjamin Van Duzer and Hannah Greggory. 
iii Mary Jane, b 1827. 
iv John J., b 1831. 
v_ Elen R., b 1834. 
vi Laura Ann, b 1840. 

212 Vax Deursen Family 

305 JOHN S. VAN DUZER, son of (140) Henry Van 
Duzer and Frances Mandeville of Connvall, N. Y. ; b tlicrr- 
April 22, 1799; d May 7, 1850 ;ni a 1825, Phoebe Eliza Davi- . 
b Feb. 27, 1815; d Feb. 10, 1S94. 

Res: Cornwall. N. Y. Oc. Farmer. (See Census 1S50. 
and Administration). 

i Mary Elizabeth, b in 1833. 
580 ii Henry, b Aug. 15, 1835; m Sept. 20, i860, Catherine 
iii Fanny M., b in 1839; d Mar. 4, 1S53. 
iv John Jacob, b in 1841 ; m a 1862, Elizabeth Wells. 
V Charles C, b in 1848; d June 25, 1908, bur at Corn- 
wall; m a 1S69, Hannah Barton. 
vi Adaline, b in 1850; ma 187 1, WiUiam Miller. 

305a MARTHA VAN DUZER, dau of (140) Henry Van 
Duzer and Frances Mandeville of Cornwall, N. Y.; b there 
Jtily 2, 1806; d Dec. 19, 1846; m Dec. 5, 1827, Isaac Coeks. 
b Jan. 23, 1S03 ; d Feb. 13, 1S70; son of Joshua Coeks and Mary 
Ann Townsend.' He m (2d) Nov. 20, 1848, Catherine Van 
Duzer; b Oct. 8, 1793; elder sister of Martha. 

Res: Cornwall, N. Y. 


i Mary Ann Coeks, b Jan. 14, 1829; d March 10, 1902; m 

Feb. 14, 1850', Isaac De La Vergne; res Kingston, N. V. 
ii William Henry Coeks, b Dec. i, 1831; d unm July 2S, 

iii Frances Coeks, b Feb. 18, 1833; d unm Apr. i, 1S96. 
iv Charles Townsend Coeks, b July 14, 1835; ^ ^^m Jan. 6. 

V Edward Earl Coeks, b Oct. 7, 1837; d Apr. 4, 1841. 
vi Catharine Van Duzen Coeks, b Feb. 23, 1840; m Sept. 20. 

i860, (580) Henrv Van Duzer. 
vii Jacob Van Duzer Cocks, b Feb. 9, 1S45; m Oct. 19. 1871- 

Mary Ann Walsh; res Idlewild, Orange Co., N. \.; oc 


306 ANTIE VAN DEURSEN, dau of (141) Willem^Van 
Deursen and Antje (Ann) Strvker of New Brunsv.-ick, N. J . 
b March 21, bp March 26, 1769; m Jan. 5, 1793, Evert Berg- 
en; b June 23, i77i;d Mar. 3, 1S56. Antie d July 16, 1S61. 

Res: Whitehouse, Hunterdon Co., N. J. Oc: Fanner. 

Sixth Generation 213 

Children, (see Bergen Genealogy): 
i John Bergen, b Dec. 5, 1793; d unm Aug. 7, 181 1; was 

thrown from a wagon by a runaway team, 
ii William Bergen, b Sept. 11, 1795; d tmm Sept. 27, 1S61. 
iii Ann Bergen, b Sept. 16 1797; m May 21, 1S16, John 

Messier, a fanner of Blairstown, Warren Co., N. J. 

They had nine children, 
iv James Bergen, b Nov. 27, 1799; d unm. 
V Maria Bergen, b Nov. 20 iSoi; m Mar. 7, 1818, James 

Park, a farmer at Whitehouse, N. J., who d Aug. i, 

1854. Had twelve children. 
vi Alletta Bergen, b May 9, 1804; m Feb. 3, 1836, James E, 

Bergen, son of Evert J. Bergen of Roysfield, N. J. No 

vii Staats Bergen, b July 15, 1806; d May 14, 1869; m Jan. 

5, 1S37, Chrysteana I\Iarlatt; b Sept. 9, 1819. They 

res near Germantown, N. J., and had eight children, 
viii Jane Bergen, b May 6, 1808; d May 11, 1826. 
ix George Bergen, b May 13, 1810; d unm. 

307 STAATS A^AN DEURSEN, probably son of (141) 
Willem Van Deursen and Antje Stryker of Albany, N. Y., 
later of New Jersey; b June i, bp at New Brunswick, N. J., 
Jtme 13, 1773; m a 1794, Hannah Schuyler, dau of Abra- 
ham Schuyler and Alida Voorhees. He was graduated at 
Queen's College, New Brunswick, in 1791. 

Res: New Bnanswick, N. J. 
Children, bp in New Bnmswick, N. J.: 
John Schurman, bp Dec. 23, 1796. 
i Ann bp July 12, i8oi;m May 13, 1820, Dr. Schenck. 
ii Catherine, bp Oct. 23, 1803; m Dec. 7, 1825, Rev. Geo. 

H. Fisher. 
iv Letitia, bp Dec. i, 1805; prob m Richard Bogardus of 

CTreene Co., N. Y. ; b 1792 ; d 1841. 
v Elizabeth, bp Oct. 16, 1808 
vi Jane, b June 14 bp July 30, 181 5 

308 THOMAS VAN DEURSEN, son of (141) Willem Van 
Deursen and Antje Stryker of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
N. J.; b a 1783; m a i8o_s, Mary Anderson. 

Res: Brunswick, Middlesex Co., N. J., 1850. Oc: Farm- 
er (Census). 

i John T., b in 1809; m May i, 1839, Maria De Hart; res 
1850 North Brunswick, Middlesex Co. N. J.; oc farmer. 

214 Van Deursen Family 

Issue: Abigail Eliza Anderson, b Sept. lo, 1S42, bp 
Nov. 19, 1S43 ; William H., b a 1845 '- ^Iar>' U., b a 1S4S. 

ii Margaret, b in iSiS. 

iii Thomas, b in 1S20; m a 1841, Elizabeth ; 

res in 1850, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., N. J.; oc 
farmer. Issue: Mar>' S., b 1843; Fredina, b 1845. 

iv Mary E., b in 1830. 

V Gertrude, b in 1838. 

309 WILLIAM VAN DEURSEN, M. D., son of (141) 
Willem Van Deursen and Antje Str>^ker of New Brunswick, 
N. J.;b there May 18, 1791; d Feb. 16, 1872 ;m (ist) Oct. 25. 
181 5, Eleaxor Hexdricksox; b Jan. 30, 1795; d Apr. 21. 
1825; (2d) in New York City, by Rev. Jas. R. Stone, 24 Feb. 
1853, Eliza I\Iartin, who survived him. 

After the regular course of study at the pviblic schools, Wil- 
liam Van Deursen entered Rutgers College, graduating with 
the Class of 1809, of which he was Valedictorian. He then 
went to New York for the purpose of studying medicine, and 
served as Surgeon^ and Physician in one of the hospitals there, 
becoming eminent in his profession. He took up a private 
practice in Monmouth County, N. J., and later returned to 
his native city to practice, establishing a reputation for pro- 
fessional skill' which he maintained until his retirement from 
the active duties of his calling. At the time of his death he 
was the oldest Hving Trustee of Rutgers College, having been 
elected in 1823. 

True to the martial instinct of his race, we find Dr. Van 
Deursen taking part in the War of 181 2. He was Actuig 
Surgeon's Mate in Colonel R. Bogardus' Regiment, the 4i5t 
U. S. Inf. (Wid. pen. Ctf. 25,107). In November, 1878, his 
widow was living at 17 Christopher Street, New York City: 
then one of the substantial residential parts of the city, and 
still, though its glory has passed, showing traces of its former 

Children, by first wife, bp at New Brunswick, N. J.: 
581 i John Hendrickson, b Aug. 5, 18 16; m a 1840, Ann 
Dickenson Mac Clellan. 
ii Staats, b Feb. 25, bp Apr. 22. 181S; m Oct. 10, 1S44, 
Sophia Van Dom. Issue: Joaima S., b Apr.6, 
1845 ; Staats, b 1846; d June, 1885, m Mary Tvicker 
Osborne; Anna, b 1847; m Charles Wesley Keiler; 
Ira C, b Dec, 1049; d Nov. 13, 1866. 
iii Mary Floyd, b June 2, 1819; bp in 1820; m Jan. 12, 
1843, John Lawrence Boggs. 

Sixth Generatiox 215 

iv William, b Jvme i6, bp July 25, 1S24; m a 1845, ^^^" 

bella J ; res in 1850 New Brunswick, 

Middlesex Co., N. J. ; had dau,' Sarah E., b in 1848. 

310 JACOB LANSING VAN DEUSEN, son of (145) 
Jacob Van Deusen and Elsje Lansing; b July 17, bp at Al- 
bany July 24, 1785; d Sept. 25, 1867; m Dec. 26, 1S08, Naxcy 
Stone Clark, dau of Sanford Clark and Arabella Gale. 

After receiving a classical education at the Academy at 
Cambridge, N. Y., Jacob L. Van Deusen took up the study of 
medicine under Doctor Woodruff of Albany, and obtained 
his degree as M. D. from the University of the State of Nev/ 
York in 1806. He then went to Philadelphia for the purpose 
of attending lectures under Doctors Rush and Physick, and, 
later, took up practice at Albany, where he remained for 
twelve years. He practiced for four years at Genesee, N. Y., 
and finally settled at Montague, N.J. (Histor}' of Sussex and 
Warren Counties, N. J., by James P. Snell). His will, of 
which his brothers, James L. and George N. Van Deusen, 
were the executors, was dated Jan. 5, and probated Sept. 12, 
1 88 1. He was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church. 

Children, all but two first b at Montague, N. J.: 
5S2 i Arabella Ann, b Jan. 13, bp at Albany Apr. 8, 1810; 
m George Dockstader. 

583 ii Helen, b Feb. i, 1812; bp Alb. Aug. 15, 1813; m 

April 21, 1834, Joseph J. Reger. 
iii John Clark, b Feb. 24, 1814 ; d unm May 19, 1877. 

584 iv Jacob Billings, b Jan. 26, 1S16; m (ist) in 1841, 

Jane B. Allen; (2d) Nov. 27, 1868, Elizabeth A. 

V Elizabeth, b Mar. 15, 181S; d Aug. 17, 1819. 
vi Sanford, b Dec. 27, i8i9;dFeb. 17, 1861 ; m Cornelia 

A. Broadhead. Issue: Lansing, b July 31, 1S5S; 

Sanford G., b Oct. 26, i860. 

585 vii Columbus, b Dec. 15, 1822; m May 12, i860, Har- 

riet J. Terry, 
viii Abraham Lansing, b Jan 19, 1824; d March 10, 1837. 

586 ix George Nelden, b Mar. i, 1S26; m Feb. 5, 1856, 

Catherine Edgar Newkirk. 
X Anna Maria, b Mar. 11, 1828; d unm Sept. 2, 1901. 

587 xi James Lansing, b Dec. 23, 1829; m (ist) Sept. 17, 

1856, Elizabeth Kedzie Grant; (2d) Feb. 7, 1865, 

Mary^ Westbrook. 
xii Alida Lansing, b May i, 1831 ; d Apr. 23, 1851. 
xiii Sarah Ann, b June 25, 1833; d Dec. 8, 1909; m Sept. 

216 Van Deursen Family 

5, 1S55, James Oliver Merritt, b Apr. 5, 1829; res 
at Kingston, N. Y. Isstie: James Albert Merritt, 
b July I, 1S56; m ^lar. 26, 1SS4, Catharine Eaman 
xiv Orlando, b Mar. 22,, i^^35; d unm Mar. i, 1881. He 
served in Company F, 156th New York Vol. Inf., 
from Oct. 7, 1862, to Oct. 21, 1865, as Private and 
Hospital Steward. 

311 MARIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (146) Abraham ^'}\- 

liam Van Deusen and Elizabeth Philips of Newburgh, N. Y., 

b a 1790; m Joseph Hoffman of New York City; b there a 

1773 (Ruttenbers' Hist, of Newburgh, N. Y.). They v.-ere 

residents of Newburgh. 

i Eliza Ann Hoffman; m Robert Reeve. Issue: Fannie 
M. Reeve; Catharine Reeve; Adaline H. Reeve; Hen- 
rietta H. Reeve; Hoffman Reeve; Robert Reeve. 

ii "Mary Hoffman; m Paddock Chapman. Issue: Man,' E. 
Chapman; Joseph H. H. Chapman; Catherine M. Chap- 
man; S-usan A. Chapman; Deborah A. Chapman; Isaac 
C. Chapman; Thomas P. Chapman; Charles F. Chap- 
man; Caroline J. Chapman; William G. Chapman; 
Louise Chapman. 

iii Catherine Hoffman; m William Scott. Issue: Mary 
Scott; Caroline Scott; Sarah Scott; Anna Scott. 

iv Abraham Van Deusen Hoffman; d in his fourteenth year. 

V Susan Hoffman; d y. 

vi Harriet Hoffman; m John D. Phillips. Issue: Mar.a 
E. Phillips; Joseph W. Phillips; John D. Phillips; 
Adelaid Phillips (?); Clark Phillips; Edmund Phillips. 

vii Adaline Hoffman; m David Howell; d without issue. 

viii Caroline Ellen Hoffman; m Edmund S. Sanxay. I^^;'v 
Frederick D. Sanxay; Charles D. Sanxay; George V. • 

ix Cecelia Amanda Hoffman; m Nelson Haight. Issue: 
Henry Milton Haight; Robert W. Haight; Joseph H. 
Haight; Abraham Haight; Charles E. Haight. 

X Sarah Hoffman. 

xi Jane Hoffman. 

312 WILLIAM VAN DEURSEN. son of (150) Wilkm 
Van Deursen and Martha Newton Whittelsey of New Hav^n, 
Conn.; bp there Feb. 2, 1783; d Sept. 25, 1833; m at Midd.c- 

Sixth Gener.\tion 217 

town Conn., Nov. 28, 1S30, Mary Cr.^nston of Newport R 
I.; b Oct., 1791; d Jan. 9, 1892. 

Mr. Van Deursen graduated at Yale in the class of 1801 and 
received his degree ot M A. in iSio ; studied law at the famous 
Judge Goulds Litchtield Law School; was admitted to the 
Bar as early as 1S07, and was in active practice at the time of 
his death .In the war of 1S12 he served as Captain and 
Brigade Major m Col. Alex. Macomb's 3rd Re^-t U S \n 
from 12 March, 1812, to i June. 1S14; was in command of 
i^ort Irumbull at New London from some time in 1S12 until 

^ /A r-'^Vr'^'^- ^'^ ^''^'^°'^ received a pension for this ser- 
vice (Ctf. No. 20,609). 

Res: Middletown, Conn. Oc: Lawver 

i Margaret Moris, b Sept. 11, 1831; unm; was living in 
1909 at Middletovrn, Conn., and has her grandfather's 
commission in the Rev. War, also a letter to him from 
General VV ashington. 
ii William Walter, b May 3, 1833; d Mav 30. 1901; unm; 
res at Middletown where he was Cashier in a bank He 
served m Co. F, 24th Conn. Vol. Inf., Sept. 3, 1862, to 
Sept. 30, 1863, as First Sergeant. During the siege of 
Port Hudson he was wounded (See obituary in the 
Connecticut S. A. R. Year Book, 1903, page 80S). 

^leter Van Deursen and Lvdia Brewster of Albanv, N Y • b 
Feb 24, bp in New York March 4, 1787; d Albanv, N. Y., 
April 16, 1855; m there Nov. 18, 18 10, D.wid William 
Groesbeek of Albany, b in that citv Sept. 17, bp (as William) 
Uct. 31, 1784; son of (14S) Catharina Van Deursen and Vv'il- 
ham Groesbeek. 

Res: Albany, N. Y. 

Childrex, 6, 8, 9 and 10 bp bv Rev. John De Witt of the 
South Dutch Church at Albany. ' 

1 J^ydia Maria Groesbeek, b Aug. 20, 1811; d Oct 2 1S14 
n William Gilbert Groesbeek, b June i, 1S13; d Sept. 7, 

•'' J^^^'.^ ^""^^"^ Groesbeek, b Mar. 15, 1815; unm in 1899. 

IV \\illiam Gilbert Groesbeek. b Dec. 28, 1816 ; d Oct. 2, 1S27 

V Charles Edward Groesbeek, b Nov. 2^, 1818; d Setauket 

L L, Dec. 16, 1870; m N. Y. City, Nov. 25, 1838, 
Margaret Louisa Morand. 

VI David Groesbeek, b Sept. 19, 1S20. bp Mav 19, 1821- d 

May 20, 1821. 

218 Van Deursen Family 

vii David Groesbeek, b Dec. 22, 1821 ; m N. Y. City, Feb. r'). 

1844, Margaret, dau of Joseph Duval of N. Y. Citv, 

(Sec Brewster Genealogy for this line), 
viii Sylvester Groesbeek. b Feb. 16, bp May 11, 1S24; d X. Y. 

City Aug. 5, 1S9S; m there July 13, 1842, Julia Frances 

Whitehead, who d in Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 22, 1883. 

One son, d an infant. 
ix Lucretia Groesbeek, b Nov. 29, bp Dec. 25, 1825; d Nov. 

10, 1829. 
X Orlando Groesbeek, b May 3, bp June i, 1828; m N. Y. 

City June 13, 1S49, Laura Francena Raynor; b Jan. 6. 

1828 (Children given in Brewster Gen.). 
xi William Gilbert (jroesbeek, b Dec. 29, 1830; d July 5, 


SEN, son of (152) Pieter Van Deursen and Lydia Brewster c: 
Albany, N. Y. ; b there Sept. 12, 1795 ; bp Feb. 6, 1797 ; rn (i?t 1 
; (2d) Ann Alexander, who d in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. June 17, 1871, aged 78 yrs. He served in Ca^t, 
Jno. Varian'S" Comp., New York State Militia, from Aug. :o 
to Nov. 26, 1S14, War of 1S12. His will, dated Feb. 13, 1861, 
was probated in New York Sept. 20, 1S64. They resided i:i 
Division Street, New York City. 

Child, by first wife: 
i Eleanor; m George A. Barker of Yonkers, N. Y. Issue: 
Cecelia Ann Barker; Augustus Van Deursen Barker. 

Child, by second wife: 
ii Cecelia ; m in 1859, William Drury of San Francisco, Cal. 

315 SARAH ANN VAN DEURSEN, dau of (152) Pieter 
Van Deursen and Lydia Brewster of Albany, N. Y. ; b there 
April 3, 1798; m at Watertown, N. Y. July 11, 1S15, Andrew 
Benedict Cooke, M. D., Surgeon in U. S. Navv, son of John 
and Catherine (Milledollar) Cooke of N. Y. City. He d in 
Boonton, N. J., Oct. 23, 187 1 ; she d in Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 
4, 1838. 

Res: Brooklyn, N. Y. 
i William James Cooke, b July 4, 181 7, at Sackets Harbor. 

N. Y.; d unm at Galveston, Tex., Aug. 14, 1848. 
ii Catherine Cooke, b Oct. 10, 1819; m (ist) 1837, Jame? 
M. Sevmour; (2d) Edwin Nash; (3d) John Adriancc. 
Had dau Sarah B. Adriance; res Angleton, Brazoru 
Co., Texas. 

Sixth Generation 219 

iii John Joseph Cooke, b Sept. ii, 1825; d unm in New Or- 
leans Sept. 20, 1S70. 

iv Lydia Ann Cooke, b Oct. 29, 1827; m 1845, John Adri- 
ance of Columbia, Texas, who d June 30, 187 1. 

V Elizabeth Pearce Cooke, b Sept. 9, 1831 ; m Sept. 23, 1850, 
Rev. Rufus Doane Stearns. Issue: William Rufus 
Steams, b 1853; d y; Emily Benedict Steams, b 1855, 

died ; Edv/in Adriance Steams, b 1858; m, no 

eh; Charles Weld Steams, b 1S61 ; who died, leaving 
two children, Richard Mallory Stearns and Elizabeth 
Martha Steams, living in Elgin, 111.; Bessie Bellinger 
Steams, b 1875. 

316 ISAAC GILBERT VAN DEURSEN, son of (152) 
Pieter Van Deursen and Lydia Brewster of Albany, N. Y.; bp 
there Jan. 2, 1801 ; m a 1817, Ann Eliza Allen. He d April 
I, 1856, probably in N. Y. City, his estate being administered 
there. He is buried in Deposit, Broome Co., N. Y. 

58S i Leonard Wilmot, b in Sackets Harbor, N. Y., Jan. 
18, i8l8;m May 27, 1849, Lydia Ann Briggs. 

317 PETER VAN DEURSEN, son of (152) Pieter Van 
Deursen and Lydia Brewster of Albany, N. Y.; b there Dec, 
3, 1805; bp April 9, 1809, by Parson Bradford; d at Paris, 111., 
Julv 27, 1872; m at Richmond, Va., in 1830, Lucy Baldwin; 
b at Branford. Conn., Aug. 6, 1798; d in Paris, 111., Feb. 25, 
1886; dau of Jacob and Lucy (Sharpe) Baldv/in of Guilford, 

Mr. Van Deursen moved to Richmond, Va., in 1S30, and 
was engaged in the dry goods business until 1847, when he be- 
came Treasurer of the Richmond & Danville Ry. Co. In 1858 
he resigned to become Auditor of the Ohio & Mississippi Ry. 
Co., with of^ce at Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to St. Louis, 
Mo. in 1 87 1, when the General Offices of the Company moved 
to that city. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church. 

589 i Russell Dudlev, b Mar. 5, 1832 ;m (ist) June 6, 1856, 
Margaret Barker; (2d) Dec. 4, i860, Margaret 
Brodie Mackenzie. 
ii William Plummer, b Sept. 10, 1838; d Oct. 9, 1876, 
at Cincinnati, Ohio; bur at Paris, 111.; m a 1859, 
Charlotte B. Humphrey, of Cincinnati, Ohio; dau 
of County Auditor Joseph B. Humphrey. She d 
in Wyoming, Ohio, in 1884. Issue: William H., 

220 Van Deursen Family 

who accidentally lost his life in the Sherrnan 
House, Chicago, Aug. 2, 1869, and Frances, b a 
1868; m a 1892, William A. Haven of Avonda't-, 
Cincinnati, Ohio, and had Rebecca Van Deu^cn 

iii Charles, d in infancy at Richmond, Va. 

iv George, d in infancy at Richmond, Va. 

318 HARPERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (155) Harpert 
Van Deusen and Rebecca Brewer of Johnstown, N. Y.; b 
1796 ;d Dec. 11, 1S75 ;buried in the Sandflat Cemeter\% Fonda. 
N. Y. ; m a 1820, Rachel ; b in 1S03. Mohawk, N. Y., 1850-1860. Oc: Farmer; value 0: 
real estate, $10,000. 

i Nelly, b 1821 ; m July 27, 1839, Hunter Quackenbosh 0: 
Canajoharie, N. Y. 

ii Harpert, b 1824; m a 1850, Caroline ; res 

i860 Mohawk, Montgomery Co., N. Y.; oc farmer. 
Issue: Raehea, b 1852; Ann, b 1854; Lester, b 1S56; 
Margal-et, b 1858. 

319 JOHN VAN DUSEN, son of (164) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Lvdia Slv of Queensbury, Warren Co., N. Y.: b 
Feb. 8, bp at 'Schagh'ticoke, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1775; ma iSco, 
Sarah Burdick. 

Res: Queensbury, Warren Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
Children (Census of 1850): 
i Tenas. b Mar. 6, 1809; d Feb. 8, 1S89; res near Gler.s 
Falls, N. Y. 

ii Orrin, b 1818; m Sally M ; res in 1S50, 

Queensbury; farmer; no ch. 
iii Walter, b 1820; res at Queensbury in 1850; farmer. 

320 HARTMAN VAN DUSEN, son of (164) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Lydia Slv of Queensbury, Warren Co., >«■ 
Y.;b Nov. 30, 1778; m July 16, 1805, at Clifton Lake, N "l- 
to Susanna Knowlton, bv Abraham Mow, J. P. 

He served in the 121st Regt., New York Militia, during ti:e 
War of 181 2, for which service his widow drew 160 acres o*. 
land in 1855. They were residents of Queensbury, at whic:i 
place he died Sept. 11, 1853. Mrs. Van Deusen died Nov. 7. 

Children: . 

590 i David B., b Aug. 18, 1806 ; m June 4, 1854, Ehzabe.n 

Sixth Cteneration 221 

ii Polly, b Sept. i, 1807; m Oct. 28, 1834, Walter 

iii Almira, b Aug. 29, 1809; m July 22, 1S32, David 

iv Elizabeth B., b Oct. i, 1810; m Oct. 21, 18^8, Emr\' 

Cole. ^ 

591 V Zimri, b May 5, 1S12; m Feb. 10, 1842, Jane E. Dick- 

vi Abram, b Sept. 3, 1813 ; unm. 
vii Jane, b Oct. 29, 1815 ; m Oct. 27, 1837, Simon Trues- 

viii John, b Sept. 25, 1820; m Dec. 27, 1S44, Maria Green. 
ix Charles, b May 8, 1825; m Apr. 29, 1863, Mercy 


321 HENRY VAN DUSEN, son of (164) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Lydia Sly of Queensbury, Warren Co., N. Y. ; b 
at Glens Falls, N. Y., March 23, 1781 ; m a 1803, Eliza Walk- 
up. Settled in Genesee Co., N. Y. 


i Alvin, b a i8io, 
ii Arch, b a 1813. 

592 iii Myron, b Jan. 18, 1816; m Mar. 10, 1839, P^lizabeth 

iv AdHza, b a 1819. 
V Albina, b a 1821. 
vi Almeda, b a 1823. 
vii George, b a 1S25. 
viii Charles, b May 7, 1828, in Stafford, Genesee Co., N. 

Y. ; m Nov. 20, 1S62, Hannah Cole, who d in 1877 ; 

res Fillmore, Allegany Co., N. Y, Issue: Jennie, 

b Dec. 1862; m in 18S2, S. S. Scott. 
ix Amanda, b a 1830. 

322 REV. ABRAHAM VAN DUSEN, son of (164) 
Johannes Van Deusen and Lydia Sly of Queensbury, N. Y. ; 
b Oct. 29, 1787, at Cambridge, Washington Co., N, Y.; m 
March 20, 1814, Martha Orton of Luzerne, N, Y. They 
resided at Queensbury, where Mrs. Van Dusen died Sept. 4, 


593 i Canni, b Jan. 19, 1815; m Dec. 29, 1836, Delia Ann 

ii Harvey, b Sept. 27, 1816; m April 28, 1850, Azubah 

222 Van Deursen Family 

iii Julia, b Oct. 12, 181S; m Dec. 31, 1S35, Andre?.- 

iv Warren, b Nov. 10, 1820; unmarried. 

V Zina, b Nov. 17, 1822 ;unm. 

vi Henry, b Apr. 28, 1825 ; unm. 

vii Norman, b June 4, 1828; m Dec. 8, 1850, Amanda 
Hogle; no ch; res Schuylerville, N. Y. 

viii Edwin, b Aug. 31, 1831; m Feb. 27, 1866, Harriet 

ix Ira, b June 17, 1834; m (ist) a 1855, Mary F. Mun- 
ger;'(2d) June 27, 187 1, M. Sophia Purdon;d 1873 
Issue: Frances Eliza, m Frank A. Fielding. 

X Lewis, b Aug. 27, 1S37; enlisted July 7, 1S63, ir. 
Company D, 83rd New York Vol. Inf. and died at 
Second Division, First Corps Hospital, Rappahan- 
nock Station, Va., that same year. 

323 REV. ROBERT VAN DUSEN, son of (164) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Lvdia Sly of Queensbur>'; b there Jan. 24. 
1790; d Feb. 3, 1888, at Queensbury; m (ist) May 18, 1816. 
Abigail Cross, who d Jan. i, 1840; (2d) Aug. 30, 1840. 
Irinda Dayton. The following sketch of Mr. Van Duscn 
was written by his granddaughter, Mrs. Merritt Cadner: 

"Glens Falls, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1903. Robert Van Dusen. the 
well known citizen of this town, died Feb. 3, 1888, aged 9S 
years and ten days. He was a son of John Van Dusen ana 
Lydia Schley, and, as his name indicates, of Dutch ancestry. 
His parents came from Dutchess County in the year 17S6 and 
settled in the town of Queensbury, five miles west of the vil- 
lage of Glens Falls, where he was born. He was one of eleven 
children, all of whom he survived. He went to Plattsburg m 
the War of 181 2 as a drummer, subsequently drawing a pen- 
sion as a musician. His old fashioned, long bodied snare 
drum survives him in good order, as a family heirloom, -v 
clock ncarlv as old as himself stands in the old homestea... 
and a biVde, published in Edinburgh in 17S5, a small octavo 
volume, bound in black leather, lies on the table. ^^ ht?'' 
about twentv-three years old he cleared the farm (about tv-'o 
miles from h'is birth-place) where he subsequently hved t_i.: 
his death. His family were remarkably long lived, his t-rotn- 
ers and sisters, with one exception, having lived beyond four 
score. No death had occurred in the family for forty-eig--^ 
years. A widow of eighty-eight years and nine children sii^^" 
vive him, all residing in the vicinity of the old home. i-<-' 
children are Mrs. Chloe Stevens, Mrs. Lydia Sturdevan, M^^• 

Sixth Generation 223 

Martin Wilkie, and the sons, Hiram, Abner, Archibald, Halsey, 
Sidney and Ransom. He v/as a man of staunch integrity, fa'ir 
in his deaHngs and temperate in his habits, having never used 
tobacco. When about tv/enty years old he came to what is 
known as the experience of religion. He had always believed 
in religion, but at that time religion became a thing of faith 
to him, and from that time he maintained a consistent chris- 
tian character. The bible became his Book, and when he 
could not read he would ask others to read to him his favorite 
passages. With no special disease upon him, the time of his 
departure came, and quietly he breathed out his life, resting 
to the last his faith in Jesus. He was a good man', a good 
citizen, a true friend, and a loving husband and father. " 
Res: Queensbury. N. Y. Oc: Farmer and Minister. 
Childrex, all by first wife: 
i Chloe, b Dec. i8, iSi6; m John Stevens. 
ii Hiram, b Mar. 19, 1819; m Sept. 20. 1S74, Jane I. Blood. 
iii Abner, b Mar. 3, 1821 ; m Mary Nichols. 
iv Archibald, b May 18, 1823 ; unmarried. 
v Halsey, b Aug^ 19, 1825; m Feb. 3, 1S57, Deborah M. 
Fielding; reseat Queensbury where he was a fanner. 
Issue: Lottie J., b Dec. 20, 1869; m July 17, 1889, 
George H. McEchron. 
vi Lydia, b Jan. 16, 1827 ; m Eli Sturdcvant. 
vii Matilda, b Mar. 14, d Sept. 22, 1830. 

viii Harriet, b July 22, i83i;d Apr. 17, 1896 ;m Jan. 28, 1852, 
Martin Wilkie; res Queensbury; oc farmer. Issue: 
Helen L. Wilkie, b Jan. 7, 1853 ;'m Jan. 17, 1877, Mer- 
ritt Codner; Adelbert M. Wilkie, b Aug. 3, 1S55; m 
Mar. 15, 1878, Emma Bumham; Cora L. Wilkie, b 
Dec. 6, 1870; d June 12, 1892. 
ix Sidney, b Nov. 13, 1833; m Jan. 23, 1S73, Matilda Irish. 

Issue: Homer, b Oct. 13, 1875. 
X Ransom, b Mar. 13, 1836; m Jan. 30, 1873, Mar}- A. 
Finch; res Queensbury; oc farmer. Issue: Jennie 
L., b Aug. 20. 1S74; m July 21, 1S9S, George P. Slade; 
George W.. b Mar. i, 187S. 
xi An infant, b May 14, 1839. 

324 JAMES VAN DUSEN, son of (164) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Lydia Sly of Queensburv, N. Y. ; b there Mav 12, 
t792;d Dec. 16, 1854 ;m a''i82o, Sar.\h Hill, b in Del. 1801 • 
d Sept. 21, 1877. 

Res: Tioga Co., Pa.; in 1850 Steuben Co., N. Y. 

224 Van Deursen Family 

Children, all b in New York: 

i Man" Ann, b in Jan., a 1824; m Jan. 16, 1841, Georre- 

ii Elenor C, b Feb. 28, 1S27; m Sept. 12, 1S47, ^V;!- 
liam Shaft. 
593aiii Henr)' L., b in 1829; m June 19, 1S49, Mary [anv 

594 iv Robert P., b Jan. 23, 1833; m Oct. 17, 1866, Fanr.v 

M. Pierce. 
V Edmond B., b Feb. 17, 1837; m June 6, 1861, Lurri 

595 vi William M., b Dec. 12, 1840; m May 5, 1867, Xancv 

R. Shaft. 
vii Sarah, b in 1745. 

325 DAVID VAX DUSEX, son of (164) Johannes Van 
Deusen and Lydia Sly of Queensbury, Warren Co., N. Y.; I. 
Aug. 3, 1796; m June 15, 1818, at Queensbur}% by Rev. Ste- 
phen Call, Baptist Minister, to Mary Ann Robison. Re- 
served during the War of 181 2 'in Capt. Royal Seaverencc 's 
Company of the" 121st Regt., Xew York Militia, under CoL 
John Stewart, from Sept. 10, to Sept. 25, 1814. He had a 
Bounty Land Claim (Xo. 25,805), and was a pensioner, a-^ 
was also his wife (Ctf. 26,001). He died at Queensbur\' Jan. 
I, 1879. 

Children, from Census of 1850: 

i Myron, b in 1820; m a 1842, Adelia M., b in New York. 
1822; d at Hudson, N. Y., Xov. 2, 1877. He res at 
Phelps, N Y., in 1850, and at Hudson in i860. He .-i 
at Hudson prior to 1S77; was a landlord and grocer 
(Pet. for Administration Jan. 28, 1878). Issue: Ella. 
b in 1845; m Frederick J. Nash; res Xew York^City : 
James B., b 1847; res in 1877 Germantown, X. "^ • 
Charles F., b 1851; res in 1878 Hudson, X. Y. ; Mar,: 
A., b 1853. 

ii Sarah, b 1822. 

iii Jane, b 1822 (?) perhaps twin of Sarah. 

iv Bathuel, b 1823. 

V De Witt, b 1825. 

vi John R., b 1827. 

vii Carrie, b 1835. 

326 JOHN VAX DEUSEX, son of (172) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Sarah Chipman of Salisbury, Conn., and Midd.c- 
bury, Vt.; b Nov. 8, 1765 ; m March 4, i7'89, at Canaan, Cor.n . 

Sixth Generation 225 

Rachel Belden; b Nov. 28, 1767; d April 9. 1840. He died 
at Olean, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., July 2, 1836. 

Res: Conn., Vermont, Penn., and X. Y. Oc: Farmer. 


596 i John, b Sept. 15, 1789; m at Middlebury, Vt., Jan. 

28, 1813, Mary Forbes. 

597 ii Joshua Belden, b Nov. 15, 1791, probably in Ver- 

mont; m (ist) a 181 2, Lucia Grosvenor; (2d) a 
1834, Jane Porter; (3d) before 1S50, Phebe Bul- 
59S iii Mary (Polly), b Jan. 28, 1794; m (ist) Jan. 30, 1814, 
John Winslow; (2d) Nov. 17, 1S34, Eber Curtis. 
iv Charity, b ]\Jar. 3. 1795; m Norris. 

599 V Horatio Gcites. b at Middlebury, Addison Co., Vt., 

Mar. 25, 179S; m Oct. ir, 1829. Jane Van Deusen, 
dau of Capt. Henry Van Deusen and Sally Stod- 
dard of Wethersiield. Conn, 
vi David Belden, b Mar. 20, 1800; d Mar. 28, 1801. 

600 vii Chauncey, b in Dover, N. H., Sept. 25, 1803 ; m there 

May 10, 1S30, Emmaline Simpson. 

601 viii Harry Chipman, b Apr. 5, 1806; wife, whose nam.e is 

unknown, d before 1850. 

602 ix Charles Belden, b in Penna., ^lay 2-j, 1808; m in 

1830, Esther Ann Pettibone. 

603 X Benjamin F., b in Lott, Pa., Jan. 4, 181 7; m Apr. 3. 

1842, Mchitable Lovell. 

327 MARTIN VAN DEUSEN, son of (172) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Sarah Chipman; b May, 1768; m at Ferris- 
burgh, Addison Co., Vt., by Botts, J. P., Mar. 11, 1795, 

Diadem A Callender; dau of Lieut. Nathaniel Callender and 
Diadcma Dewey; b at Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Mass. 

Lieut. Nathaniel Callender was a Revolutionary soldier, and 
was the brother of Capt. Callender who went into Fort Ticon- 
deroga with Col. Ethan Allen (Roland Robinson's History of 
Vermont). The father of Diadema Dewey was also a Revo- 
lutionary soldier from Shettield, Mass. 

Like so many others of the nam.e, Martin Van Deusen was a 
soldier. He served during the war of 181 2 in the 154th Regt., 
N. Y. State Infantry, in Capt. Squire Bartholomew's Com- 
pany, Lieut. Col. Pline Adams. When not lighting for his 
country, he was serving it as a Justice of the Peace at White 
Hall, N. Y., where he died July 18, 1845. He was commonly 
called "Squire Van Deusen." His widow received one hun- 

226 Van Deursen Family 

dred and sixty acres of land in 1S55, as bounty for his ser- 
vices. She married again. 

i A daughter; d before 1810. 

ii A daughter; d before iSio. 

604 iii Charles, b at "White Hall, Mar. 12, 180S; m (ist) 

Sept. 19, 1839, Mary Huntington Cole; {2d) May 
12, 1857, Mrs. Rebecca Aiken. 

328 HARRY VAN DEUSEN, son of (172) Abraham Van 
Deuscn and Sarah Chipman of Salisbury, Conn., and Midd'.c- 
bur\', Vennont; b in 1773 ; m by Rev Dakin, at Salis- 
bury, Oct. 12, 1794, LoRAix Peck. They made their homt; 
at Middlebury, Vermont, where, during the War of 18 12, he 
was a member of Capt. Silas Wright 's Company, Vermont 
Militia. He took part in the battle of Plattsburg, on Sun- 
day, Sept. II, 1814. He died at Carlton, Orleans County, X. 
Y., July 25, 1829. His widow received a pension for his ser- 
vices, and was living, in March, 1857, with her daughter, La\i- 
raine, and son-in-law, Martin Dorrance, at Middlebury, Vt. 
Children: ' 

i ■ JuHa, b a 1795; m William Mather at Utica, N. Y.; 

d near Chicago, 111. 
ii NelHe, b a 1 797 ; m Marrica Benjamin ; res New York. 
iii Loraine, b a 1799; m Martin Dorrance in 1S2S; d in 
Wisconsin in 1872. 

605 iv Weltha, b a 1801 ; m in 1824 William P. Huntington. 
V Harriet, b a 1S03 ; m in 1S24, Martin Dorrance; d ia 


vi Maria, b a 1805; m Dennis Bickford; d at Carlton, 
N. Y., in 1858. 

vii Mar>- Ann, b a iSio; m Edgar Underwood at Herki- 
mer, N. Y. ; d in 1870. 

320 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (172) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Sarah Chipman of Salisbury, Litchfield Co.. 
Conn.; b there July 21, 1783; d at Warren, Washington Co.. 
Vt., Jan. 3, 1862; m (ist) Feb. 5, 1809, Marcy Averest; (2a) 
May 4, 1815, Louise Tewksbury, dau of Jacob Tewksbury; 
b July 15, 1796; d at Warren, Vt., July 18, 1889. ^ 

Abraham Van Deusen was a soldier of the War of 181 -■ 
He enlisted Sept. 9, 1814, at Middlebury, Vt., and was dis- 
charged Sept. 14, 18 14, at Plattsburg, N. Y., from Capt. Jo.'.n 
Hackett's Company. According to the statement of tne 
Secretary of State of Vermont, this Company did not arriv--* 

Sixth Generation 227 

in time to participate in the battle of Plattsburg. His widow 
filed an application for Bounty Land May i8, 1878 (No. 
22.525), which was rejected. 

Res: Middlebury, Vermont. 

Children, by second wife; none bv first: 

606 i Horatio Gates, b Sept. 26,'iSi6; m Sept. 24, 1840, 

Lydia Moore Richardson. 

607 ii Oliver Perry, b Jan. 21, 1S18; m in 1S40, Lucinda 

60S iii Sarah Chipman, b Apr. 13, i8i9;mOct., 1839, Amos 
R. Steele. 

609 iv Henry, b Dec. 15, 1S20; m Jan. 13, 184S, Adeline 


610 V James Monroe, b Mar. 28, 1822; m June 8, 1851, 

Jeanette E. Royce. 

vi Schuyler Tewksbury, b Dec. 28, 1825; m Laura 
Gleason; res at "Warren, Vt. 

vii Harriet Louisa, b Feb. 11, 1S29; m Feb. ir 1846, 
Charles Pike, who d Mar. 23, 18S5; res at Warren,' 
where he was a farmer. Issue: Walter Theo- 
dore Pilcc, b Aug. 4, I S46;m Fannie Sterling; Sarah 
'Ellen Pike, b Jan. 5, 1852; m John Sterling; Alice 
Julia Pike, b Oct. 4, 1S6S; ra Daniel Rich. 

330 ISAAC VAX DEUSEN, son of (172) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Sarah Chipman of Vermont; b there a 1786; m in 
1S12, M.\TiLD.\ Callexder of Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., 
Pa., where her parents then resided. She v/as b Julv 9, 1795, 
and was a sister of Diadema Callender, who married (327) 
Martin Van Deusen of White Hall, N. Y., an older brother of 
Isaac. He d in June, 1855, at Independence, Ohio, Mrs. Van 
Deusen surviving him many years. She d in 1887. 
Res: Defiance, Ohio. Oc: Shoemaker. 

i Eunice, b a 18 14. 

ii Diadamie, b a 1816. 

iii Alevia, b a 1818. 

iv Nonnan, b a 1820; d in 1901. 

V Matilda, b a 1822. 

vi Nathan K., b a 1824. 

611 vii Auroris, b Apr. 15, 1826; m June 10, 1856, Winifred 

O. Dwyer. 

612 viii Nathaniel C, b Apr. 21, 182S; m June 14, 1848, 

Elizabeth Relyea. 
ix Elisabeth, b a 1S30. 

228 Van Deursen Family 

X Louisa, h a 1832. 

xi Rodetna, b a 1834. 

xii Isaac, b a 1S36; d in 1861. 

xiii Abram, b a 1838; d Oct. 23, 1861, in St. Louis, ?\Io., 
while in active service as a member of Comp. D, 
47th 111. Vol. Inf. On account of his service and 
death his mother received a pension (Ctf. 35,463). 

330a HENRY VAN DEUSEN, son of (172a) Laurence 
Van Deusen and Content Villiams; b a 17S0; m a 1800, Sally 

Child, only one of whom there is record: 
612a i Harmon, b July ?3, 1807; m (ist) in 1829, Aurora 
Hobart; (2d) in 1843, Margaret Ann Mann; (3d) 
in 1854, Caroline Acklcy. 












331 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (175) John Van Deu- 
sen and Christina Spoor of Copake; b Jnne 14, bp July iS, 
1790; m at Claverack Aug, 12, 18 10, Eva (Schertz) Shead. 
(Will recorded Nov. 29, 1859). 

Res: In 1841, Chatham, N. Y. ; in 1S50, Hillsdale. Oc: 

i John, b July 23, bp at Claverack Aug. 25, 181 1 ; m a 
1835, Abigael Benedict; res Schodack; oc farmer; 
no children recorded. 
George Isaac, b Oct. 13, 1814; m Feb. 3, 1837, Elvira 

Bull Richmond. 
Martin, b Apr. 12, 181S; m June 6, 1844, Esther 

Elizabeth Baldwin. 
Julia Ann, b a 1819; m a 1S40, William Baldwin. 
Calvin, b in 1S27; m July 14, 1866, Hannah Smith; 

res Flillsdale. 
Nancy, b in 1830; ma 1S51, Joseph Nevillcox. 
Louisa, b a 1833 ; m Benson Simpson. 

332 ROBERT SPOOR VAN DEUSEN, son of (175) 
John Van Deusen and Christina Spoor of Copake; bp at Hills- 
dale May 28, 1794; m a 1819, Betsey H , who was b 

in Mass. in 1795. 

Res: 1850, Copake. Oc: Farmer. 

i George, b in 1821. 
ii Julia A., b in 1824. 
iii Mary Jane, b in 1826; m May 16, 1871, at the Reformed 

Church at Greendale, George W. Shorts. 
iv Sarah L., b in 1828. 
v Porter F., b in 1836. 

333 LEWIS VAN DEUSEN, son of (175) John Van Deu- 
sen and Christina Spoor; b a 1800; d in 1876; m Mary Louisa 
His will was dated Jan. 7, 1876. 

Res: Hillsdale. 
i Virginia, unm in 1876. 

""^ 231 

232 Van Deursex Family 

ii Frances, m Leonard Smith. Issue: Lewis Orton Smith, 
iii Ellen Augusta, m .... Shurter. 

334 CATHARINE VAX DEUSEX. dau of (177) Johannes 
Van Deusen and his first wife, Elizabeth Welling, of Arcadia, 
Wayne Co., N. Y.; b at Cheriy Valley, Otsego Co., N. Y., in 
1814; d 1900; m in 1S35, An-dre\v Van Valkenburg of 
Kinderhook, X. Y., who d 1893^ 

Res: Arcadia, Wayne Co., X. Y. 
i Elizabeth Van Valkenburg, b 1S3S ; m 1872, Eben Barton, 
ii Mary Ann Van Valkenburg, b 1S42; m 1868, William 

iii Catharine Van Valkenburg. b 1848; m 1881, De \Vitt 

iv Jane C. Van Valkenburg, b 1S50; m 1S74, George West- 

335 THO:^L\S VAX DEUSEX, son of (177) Johannes 
Van Deusen and Elizabeth Welling of Arcadia, now Xewark, 
Wayne Co., X.'Y.; b May 24, 1825; d Sept. 23, 1897; m Feb. 
18, 1865, Margaret Van Inwagen, who d April 18, 1S97. 

Res: Hillsdale, Hillsdale Co., Mich. Oc: Farmer. 
i Willie L., b Jan. 28, 1866, in Lyons, Wayne Co., N. Y.; 
m Dec. 24, 1S90, I\linnie G. Clark; res Hillsdale, Hills- 
dale Co., Mich., oc farmer. Issue: Clark Thomas, b 
Jan. 19, 1892; Henr}' Eugene, b Apr. 24, 1895; Howard 
Ambrose, b 13' 1S9S; Lisle R., b Apr. 14. 1903. 
ii George H., b Apr. i, 1872; m Oct. 6, 1904, Mintha R. 

336 JOHX I. VAX DEUSEX, son of (17S) Isaak Van 
Deusen and Lvdia Van Buren of Niagara Co., X. Y. : b in 
Charlton, Saratoga Co., X. Y., Mav 3, 1S15; d in Howell, 
Mich., Oct. 2, 1905; m May 12, 1S47, Charlotte Edwards, 
who d in same place April 12. 18S9. 

Res: Howell, Livingston Co., iJich. 

i Wellington, b Sept. 26, 184S; m Jan., 1888 

615 ii Agnes 'l., b Dec. 26, 1S50; m Dec. 30, 1868, Albert 
A. Young, 
iii Lela R., b Aug. 25, 1854; unm; res Howell, Mich. 
iv Cora C, b Apr. 12, 185S; m Oct. 19, 1898, Walter M. 
y- Newton. 

Seventh Generation 233 

V Kittie F., b May 28, 1863; m May 12, 1886, George 
E. Dailey;res Howell, Mich. Issue: Don Dailey, 
b Nov. 22, 1892; Van Dailey, b Oct. 27, 1895. 

vi Adella E.. b Jan. 13, 1S66; m Nov. 4, 1891, George 
E. Mercer; res Howell, Mich. Issue: Leola 
Mercer, b Feb. 9, 1900. 

337 JOHN PORTER VAN DEUSEN, son of (179) Lucas 
Van Deusen and Minerva Wood Porter of Pittstown, Rens- 
selaer Co., N. Y.; b there March 24, 1821; m May 22, 1S62, 
Anna M. Lay. 

Res: Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
i Anna Slingerland, b Mar. 30, 1S63. 
ii Robert Lay, b Oct. 2S, 1864; m Dec. 23, 1890, Lavinia 

Carrie Crandall; res Newark, N. Y. ; oc farmer. Issue: 

Lucia Crandall, b Oct. 24, 1893; Mary Edith, b Feb. 

17, 1S97. 
iii Emma Porter, b Nov. 11, 1866. 
iv Clinton Sheldon, b Oct. i, 1S71 ; m June 29, 1898, Mabel 

A. Mills. ' 
v Ella Minerva, b Feb. I, 1876. 

338 HENRY MARTIN VAN DEUSEN, son of (179) 
Lucas Van Deusen and Minerva W^ood Porter of Newark, 
Wayne Co., N. Y. ; b at Lyons, N. Y., May 5, 1830; d at Jack- 
son, Mich., Feb. 5, 1901; m Aug. 28, 1858, Emeline Hark- 
NEss, who d Nov. II, 1S97. 

Res: Jackson, Mich. 
i Adelbert H., b Apr. 25, i860; m Dec. 15, 1881, Mary 
Smith; res Jackson, Mich. Issue: Harry, George, 
Carrie, Hattie. 
ii William J., b Sept. 25, 1865; unm; res Kingston, N. Y. ; 
oc publisher of County Histories. 

339 ANDREW PORTER VAN DEUSEN, son of (179) 
Lucas Van Deusen and Minerva Wood Porter of Newark, 
Wayne Co., N. Y. ; b April 14, 1836; m Jan. 18, 1S6S, Mary 
CoRNELiA Handy. 

Res: Mason, Ingham Co., Mich. Oc: Dentist. 

i Rena May, b June 1, 1869. 
ii Claude Lamonte, b July i, 1871. 

234 Van Deursen Family 

iii Ida Louise, b Dec. 20, 1S75; m June 26, 1901, James D. 
Mills. They resided in Shrevesport, La., I^Iar., 1906. 

340 SIMEON VAN DEUSEN. son of (180) Martin Van 
Deusen and Nancy Kennedy of Ghent, Col. Co., N. Y.; b Nov. 
21, 1787; d Sept." 15, 1S55; m (ist) Nov. 23, 1807, Sylvia 
Chaplin; (2d) Dec. 4, 1813, Hannah Crandall (Letters of 
Administration Sept. 17, 1855). 

Res: Chatham, Columbia County, N. Y. 

Children, by first wife: 

616 i Nathan Collins, b Nov. 28, 1S08; m a 1830, Catharine 

ii Rudolphus, b Dec. 27, 1S09; res in 1S55 Cochecton, 

Sullivan Co., N. Y. (Census). 
iii Sylvia, b Nov. 30, 181 2. 
By second wife: 

iv Synthia, b Oct. 10, 1S14; d y. 

V George, b Jan. i, 1817; res in 1855 at Lebanon, 111. 

vi Synthia, b Aug. 16, 181S. 
vii Sylvester, b June 6, 1820; m a 1845, Sarah Aver}-; 

they res in 1850 at Ghent, N. Y. Issue; Mary 

A., b 1S48; John J.,b 1856. 
viii Augusta, b Feb. 15, 1823 ; m Wm. L. Groat. Issue: 

Anna Maria Groat; William Augustus Groat. 

617 ix Charles A., b June 17, 1S26; m Jan. 9, 1855, Julia 

X James L., b July 2, 1828. 

xi Chauncey, b Aug. 11, 1833. x- v 

xii Crowly, res in 1855 Cochecton, Sullivan Co., N. \. 

340a ROBERT VAN DEUSEN probably son of (iSi) 
Tobias R. Van Deusen and Christina Van Deusen, dau of (3^^ 
Robert Van Deusen and Christiana Roorbach; bp at Liv- 
ingston April 21, 1776; ma 1796, Alida or Polly McArthur. 

Children, bp at Copake: 
i Nickolous, b Oct. 20, 179S, bp April 28, 1799; sps Nicko- 

lous Robertson, Catharine Van Deusen. ^ 

ii Abraham, b July 6, bp Sept. 6, 1801 ; sps Abraham DecrC- 
er, Christine Van Deusen. 

341 MARTEN VAN DEUSEN, son of (181) Tobias R. 
Van Deusen and Christina Van Deusen, dau of (36) Robert 
Van Deusen and Christiana Roorbach, of Columbia Co., N. ^ •• 

Seventh Generation 235 

b June 21, bp at Livineston Au^ "-' t, Rr. ■ rr. Qo^^ 
C,»R,TV Van- Lo.b; bSept. ^TyS^: d Dec zr fs--'' ''°°' 
In October iS.9, he ^vafa /esidlnt of wLdham cVe^ne Co 


Di't. Del. C( 

i. Tobias, b Feb. 6, iSoi ; m Marv 

6x8 n Abral^am, b Mar. .5, XS03 ; m a iS^s.' Lydia Wood- 

, 1^0 tather, resided m Wmdham, N Y 

'"^ ^Tross ^'- '' '^''' "^ ^^P'- ^^' ^^3:^'. Mar3^ Com- 

V i Peter' hfc ' f '^. = f ^ '^^3^^' -^^^'^^-^i^ Stratton. 
vHi ATpS; Wf '^' ^Si6;ma 1S37. Unis Cook. 
K r!f.^r- ^ ^t\- ^9' ^819; m a 1S40, Catherine Scutt. 
5, iS22;m (ist) Philip Mitchell; 

IX Catherine, b Au 

(2d) Heman Copley 
'" -^ ""t^^: '■ '''^■' - 0- - ^S56, Dorcas 

'^^^' '°Sa"s:irVc\J:?e.^''"^^-^^^'-^'-«"' 

34^ STEPHANUS VAX DEUSEX. son of (i8i) Tobias 
Van n. '"''" and Christina Van Deusen. dau of (36)Rr!ben 
Van Deusen and Christiana Roorbach; b Sept iV bo at 

^eorge L,asli and Elizabeth, his w fe. Thev resided for o^ m Wmdham and afterwards m Prattsv^IIe, Srele (?o! 

i. Martinus, bp at Prattsville, Feb. 22 iSoo 
62, !!,• p'?^': \P t^ Prattsville, June 2, iSio. 

iV fohn ' •' '''°' '"^ ^ ^^3°' ^^^^^' ^^^^ ^^^lf°^d- 

V Cornells. 

vi Richard. 

vii Henr\-. 

Deusin fnTs^.'^fnV^^ p DEllSE^^, son of (184) Jacobus Van 
10 hr. 1 ^^"^ ^^"^ Buskirk of Greene Co., N. Y. ; b May 

10, bp June 17, 1792; m Dec. 31. 1815, at Salem, x\. Y 

236 Van Deursen Family 

Abigal Secor, dau of Daniel Secor of Berne, who d in 1795. 
Robbert d prior to June, 1S50. (Censns.) 

Res: Berne, Albany Co., N. Y. 


Susan Maria, b Nov. 9, 1816. 
i Daniel Secor, b Nov. 4, 1819; d y. 
ii Abram, b 1S23. 
V John, b 1824. 
V Margaret, b 1826. 
vi Abigail, b 183 1. 
vii Robert, b 1849. 

344 LAWRENCE VAN DEUSEN, son of (184) Jacobus 
Van Deusen and Susan Van Buskirk of Greene Co., N. Y.; b 
Mar. 22, 1796; bp at New Salem, N. Y.; m Feb. 24, 1S20. 
Susanna H. Hungerford. He v\-as Clerk of Albany County 
from 1846 to 1S49; his net income for the year 1849 being 
$5,517 (Annals of Albany, Vol. i, p 366). He res at New 
Scotland, Albany Co., and d Oct. 4, 1S52. 


i Jame"s Henry, b Sept., 1822 ; m Magdalene ; 

had dau Susan, b in 1S4S. 

624 ii Stephen, b Oct. 7, 1824; m May 12, 1847, Delilah 

iii Sarah, b June 23, 1826; m John Dyer. 

625 iv Susannah, b Feb. 9, 1828; m Mar., 1849, Frederick 


V Lawrence, b a 1831 ; m Lydia 

vi Maria, b a 1834; m John Hendrickson, who d a 1856. 

345 CORNELIUS J. VAN DEUSEN, son of (184) Jacobus 
Van Deusen and Susan Van Buskirk of Greene Co., N. Y. ; b 
Dec. 30, 179S; m Feb. 3, 1819. Lucretia or Christiana Se- 
cor, dau of Daniel Secor of Berne, N. Y. 

Res: New Salem, Albany Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, bp at New Salem. 

i Susanna, b Dec. 24, 1819. 

ii , Margaret, b Jan. 13, 1821. 

iii Mary, b Apr. 17, 1823. 

626 iv Benjamin, b Aug. 2, bp Oct. 9, 1824; m (ist) in 

1847, Elizabeth Devoe;m (2d) Sept. i, 1862, Lucy 

346 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (184) Jacobus 
Van Deusen and Susan Van Buskirk of Berne, Albany Co., 

Seventh Generatiox 237 

X. Y.; b there Feb. 7. 1799 or 1800; d July 25, 1S68; m Jan. 
6, 1S22, Elizabeth Persell, who d Nov. 14, 1S44. 
Res: Berne, Albany Co., N. Y. Oc; Fanner. 
627 i John E., b Jan. 2S, 1823; m Mar. 15, 1845, Margaret 
ii James, b Sept. 26, 1827; unm. 
iii Susan Maria, b Nov. 12, 1S2S; m Andrew Smith. 
62S iv Robert A., b Dec. 19, 1832; m July 27, 1854, Sarah 
v Cornelius, b Feb. 16, 1836; m Nov. 20, 1856, Fran- 
cinthia Towne. Issue: Ella, b Oct. S, 1S66; m 
Aug. 28, 1893, Benjamin Green. 
vi Rachel, b Dec. 26. 1839; d unm. 
vii William, b Dec. 11, 1842; m Albright. 

347 ELISABETH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (187) Arent 
Van Deusen and ]\Iargaret McCloud; bp at Albany, Dec. 12, 
1777; m at Albany Dec. 31, 1795, Isaac Brate (Bratt). 

Children, bp at Albany; no sponsers recorded: 
i Jane Brate,-b Jan. 8, bp Jan. 2S, 1797. 
ii Leah Brate, b Aug. 27, 1799. 
iii Annatie Brate, b May 23, 1802. 
iv John Brate, b Nov. 21, 1804, bp in 1805. 
v Elizabeth Brate, b June 14, bp July 29, 1807. 
vi Aaron Brate, b Mar. 10, 18 10. 
vii Isaac Brate, b Oct. 1, 1812 ; d y. 
viii Isaac Brate, b Jan. 24, 1815. 

348 SAMUEL VAN DEUSEN, son of (188) Wilhelmus 
Van Deusen and Rachel Pieterse of Albany and Schenectady, 
N. Y.; b in 17S6; d Apr. 12, 1851; m (ist) May 21, 1820, 
Sarah Vosburgh; (2d) April 18, 183 1, Christina Vosburgh, 
sister of Sarah. 

He served during the war of 181 2 as a substitute for Thomas 
Mason in Capt. Henry V\\ Snyder's Comp., Col. Haight's 
Regt., New York Militia, and on May 22, 1855, his children 
made application for Bounty Land, under Act of March 3, 
1855. His widow, Christina, d Dec. 9, 1S54. 
Res: Albany. N. Y. Oc: Rope Maker. 
Children, by first wife: 

i Simon, b Apr. 17, 1823 ; d July 10, 1898; m ; 

res at Albany. Issue: Mary Elizabeth, m 

Combs; Catherine Scott, m Doran. 

ii Samuel, b Apr. 19, 1828 ;m June 6, 1852, in Albany, 

238 Van Deursen Family 

N. Y., by Rev. Jacob Leonard, to Maria Fr\-er. 
He enlisted as Private Oct. 7, 1S62, at Albany, 
N. Y., in Co. B, 175th New York Vol. Inf.; was 
promoted to Corporal prior to June 30, 1S63; d 
Aug. 5, 1863, at Convalescent Hospital, Baton 
Rouge, La. (^^id. pension Ctf. 16091). Issue: 
De Forest, b Apr. 5, 1853; Edward, b Mar. 11, 

By second wife: 

629 iii Cornelius, b Nov. 28, 1831; m Oct. 28, 1858, Mary 
Elizabeth Buckman. 

629a iv George Edward, b June 7, 1837; m Jan. 13, 1S61, 
Sarah !\Io3her. 
V John D., b Dec, 1S41; d July 26, 1898; m Sept. 3, 
1S6S, in Albanv, N. Y., by Rev. J. C. Fenton, to 
Anna E. Campbell; res at Phoenix, N. Y.;^no 
children. He served in Company A., 25th New 
York State Militia, Mav to Aug., 1861, and from 
May to Sept., 1S62, (Pen. Ctf. 810,329; Wid. 

Wilhelmus Van Deusen and Rachel Pieterse of Albany and 
Schenectady, N. Y.; b at Schenectady a 1790; m Eliz.^beth 
Ertzberger. He had evidently died prior to the Census 
of 1850, which gives, as residents of the Seventh Ward of Al- 
bany, "Elizabeth Vandusen, age 53; Steward Vandusen, age 
24, inarried; Jacob Vandusen, age 29, married ;_ Allis Van- 
dusen, age 12, James Erdsburger, age 56, married." The 
latter was probably a brother of Elizabeth. This record is 
confirmed bv Hving descendants (1909) who furnish the 
names of other children, who either were not living with their 
mother at that tim.e, or had died prior to that date. 

i Ehzabeth; m Johnson; res Rensselaer, .N. 

Y.; had died prior to 1909. 
ii Steward, b a 1826; m prior to 1850 (Census). _ 
iii Rachel, b a 1827; m George Sickles; was living m 
1909 at Amsterdam, N. Y., at the age of eighty- 
two vears. 
629b iv Jacob bean, b in 1831 (family records give this 
date, the Census record of his age m 1850 would 
place it as 1821); m a 1866, Mrs. JuHa Maria 
Van Zant. 
V Mar}^ 

Seventh Generation 239 

vi Jane. 

vii Alice, b a 1838; m Mcintosh; both living 

in 1909; have several ch. 

348b CORNELIUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (188) Wilhel- 

mus Van Deusen and Rachel Pieterse; b a 1792; m (ist) wife 

not known; (2d) Margaret Biddle. 
Children, all by first wife: 

i Winiam;m Lydia Adsit. Issue: Cornelius, married and 
had several children, who live at Troy, N. Y. ; d prior 
to 1909; Audis, m Dennis Cumrnings; living in 1909 at 
Troy, N. Y. 

ii Thomas, ' ' Willard Griggs, the general guardian of Thomas 
Van Deusen, a minor, next of heir to Cornelius Van 
Deusen, late of the city and County of Albany, de- 
ceased, " dated Apr. 15, 1S41; he went to CaHfornia 
about 1 84 1. 

iii John; went to Mexico; no further record. 

349 JOHN GLOUDE VAN DEUSEN, son of (192) 
Gloude Van Deusen and Angelica Van Slycke of Palatine, 
Montgomery Co., N. Y., b Feb. 24, bp at Kinderhook, N. Y., 
April I, 1792; m July 6, 1817, Electa Marks, v/ho d Sept. 
17, 1849. He d Sept. 9, 1838; will dated Sept. 7, and pro- 
bated Dec. II, 1838. 

Res: Palatine, N. Y. 
Children, from family records: 

i Cornelius G., b Oct. 11, 1818; unmarried; according 
to Census of 1850 his mother and brother, Charles 
D., were living with him at Palatine, N. Y. 
ii Elizabeth Angelica, b Sept. 25, 1819; m Christopher 
Dean Walkup. 

630 iii James De Witt, b Jan. 29, 1822; m Feb. 22, 1044, 

Angeline Ehle. 

631 iv Sarah Hellen, b June 27, 1824; m Dec. 29, 1856, 

Charles D. Smith of New Bedford, Mass. 
V William Henry, b Jan. 24, 1827 ; d an infant. 
vi John Frederick Tull, b July 5, 1829; unm; res San 

Francisco, Cal. 
63iavii Peter Benoni, b June 30, 1832; m Marv Eleanor 

(Dodd) Babbett. 
viii Charles Deloss, b Apr. 13, 1835; unm. 
ix Harriet Electa, b Oct. 20, 1S37 ; d an infant. 

350 HELENA VAN DEUSEN, only dau of (192) Gloude 

240 Vax Deursen' Family 

Van Deusen and Angelica Van Slycke of Palatine, Mont- 
gomery Co., N. Y.: b at Kinderhook. N. Y., May 7, bp there- 
June I, 1794; d Jan. 10, 1S75; m October 16,' 1810, Joh.\ 
Frederick Walrath. 

Res: Minden, Montgomery Co., N. Y. 

i Gloude Walrath, b a 18 13. 

ii Catherine Walrath, ba iSi6;ma 1S35, Hudson. 

iii A daughter, b a 1820; d unmarried. 

iv John Walrath, b in 1824; m a 1S45, Maria Ehle. 

351 PETER G. VAN DEUSEX, son of (192) Gloude Van 
Deusen and Angelica Van Slycke of Palatine, Montgomery- 
Co., N. Y.; b July 2, bp at Fonda, July 27, 1799; d at Root, 
N. Y., Mar. 14, 1838; m at Fonda Aug. 16, 1820, Gertrude 
Van Deusen, dau of (155) Harpert Van Deusen and Rebecca 

Res: Johnstown, Fulton Co., N. Y. 
i Angelica, m Kittle, and had dau, Rebecca Kittle, 

who d before 1847. 
ii Rebecca, d unm Jan. 2, 184S; she left will. 
iii Rachel, d intestate, without issue, 
iv Margaret, d unm Aug. 6, 1S51 ; she left a will. 
V Hubbard P., b in 1825; m Caroline ; b in 1S30; 

res 1850 Mohawk, Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; farmer. 

Issue: Susan, b 1862 ; m Christance ; res Fonda, 

N. Y.; Hubbard, b 1863 ;d Apr. 10, 1891. 

352 CORNELIUS W. VAN DEUSEN, son of (192) 
Gloude Van Deusen and Angelica Van Slycke; b Jan. 8, 1806, 
at Palatine, N. Y., where he was m Jan. 8. 1829, to Elizabeth 
Cornue. He removed to Spotswood, N. J., in 1S48, where 
he died Jan. 3, 1863. 

Res: i860. North Brunswick, Middlesex Co., N. J. 
Children, 1, 8, 9 and 10 bp at Stone Arabia, N. Y., (Re- 
formed Dutch Church records) : 

632 i Helen, b Nov. 19, 1S29; m Nov. 19, 1851, Alpheus 


633 ii James M., b Mar. 22, 1831 ; m May 10, i860, Lucretia 

E. Crozier. 
iii John Cornue, b Mar. 21, 1833; d at Nashville, Tenn.; 
m Dec. 22, 1864, Marv Young. Issue: Eliza- 
beth, b Sept., 1868; m C. N. Moulton; Charles, h 
Feb., 1872; d in infancy; Cornue, b in 1884. 

Sevexth Gexeratiox 241 

'^ ^"lohn^H'^k- ' ^ ^'"'T- ^^'/^'^4; m Mar. 30. 1S63, 

VI Angelica b May 29, 1S3S; d in Chattanooga Tenn 

issue. Calvm Van Deventer, b 1S67 ' d at a^e of 
14 years. ^ 

vii Elizabeth, b Apr. 22, 1S39; m Apr. 15. 1S74, John C 
Howe, widower, b Jan. 15, 1817 d D-c loo.- 
res Mansfield, Pa. Issue: Van V. How^b X?;' 
___ 9. 1^75; m June, 1901. Lena Smith 
viii Benjamin Westfal.b Feb. 2. 1S41. He left home in 
^ • r^ J>lay 185S, and has never been heard from since 
'' " Green""""' "" ^''- ''' ^'^^ "^ ' ^8^5. Hannah 

636 X De Witt; b Mav 12. bp Sept. 19. 1S47; m May, 1S72, 
Margaret J. Hall. - ' ' 

xi A son, twin of De Witt, b May 12. 1S47 • d in infancv 
xn Charles T b at Spotswood, k. J.. d'cV. x" 49 n^ 
I;eb^^i6, 1882, Willmira Trask; res Tottem'ill^ 
^. \.; Insurance Inspector. Issue: Sarah E 
b Jan. iS, 1SS3. 

353 JOHN (Johannes) VAN DEUSEN, son of (193) 
Cornells Van Deusen and Rachel Eltinge; b Jan. 15, bp at 
Clayerack, Feb. 21, 1779; d at Hudson, N. Y., Sept 14 iL-q 
m (ist) at Clayerack, Dec. 7. 1800, Laxa Fonda^ b Jul 7 ' 
1782; d Jan. II, 1813; (2d) Mar. 3, 1814, Axxa Mari^ Elt^ 

Tst Tohf-' '^' P'rV^^'^^- ''' ^^^^^^3d) June i "1817, 
at St. John s Ref. Church, Lpper Red Hook, bv Rev A N 

d Feb' I ise-""'^ WiTBECK of Red Hook; b Noy. 29, 1790"; 

He was, in 1S04, Junior Cornet in Walter T. Livingston's 

SqS^Cay '' '^^ ^^"''^ ''' ^'^"' ''''' ^^P^^^^ ^^^^^ 

Res: Greenport, N. Y. Oc: Banker. 
Childrex, bp at Clayerack and Livingston; by first wife: 
037 1 Catalma, b Nov. 30, 1801; m Oct. 24, 1827 Dr 
Horatio Dewey, 
ii Rachel, b Nov. '2. bp at Clav. Dec. iS. 1803- m 
Sept. II 1S22, Lewis Benton. Issue: Lewis 
Benton; John Benton; William Benton 

242 Van Deursex Family 

iii Jane Maria, b Oct. 17, 1S05; bp at Clav., Jan. 5. 
1806; d Sept. 28, 1815. 
63S iv Eveline, b Jan. 4, bp at Clav., Apr. iS, iSii, as Ab- 
balina; m June 9, 1S30, Henry Alexander Du 

V Lana, b Dec. 30, 1S12; bp at Clav., Jan. 21, 1S13; 

m Sept. 7, 1 83 1, Almet Reed of Coxsackie. Is- 
sue: Helen Reed. 
By second wife: 

639 vi Peter, b Sept. 21, bp at Liv., Oct. 6, 1816; m June 

5, I S3 8, Susan Livingston. 
By third wife: 

vii Marv Cornelia, b Aug. 4, iSiS, bp at Liv., Oct. 4, 
iS'iS; d May 14, 1S21. 

640 viii John, b Mar. 5, bp at Liv., Apr. 16, 1820; m (ist) 

Aug. 31, 1842, Madaline Mary Burroughs; (2d) 
Nov. 2, 1S46, Harriet S. Duxbury. 
ix Harman, b Aug. 10, bp at Liv., Sept. 26, 1824; d 
Sept. 20, 1827. 

354 JAMES VAX DEUSEN, son of (193) Cornelis Van 
Deusen and Rachel Eltinge of Columbia Co., N. Y. ; b at Clave- 
rack or Livingston, Dec. 24, 17S2, bp at Clav. Jan. 26, 17S3; 
m at Claverack Nov. 8, 1807, Maritje De La Matter; b 


Res: Catskill, Greene Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i Eliza Christiana, b Oct. 3, bp at Clav. Dec. 23, iSio. 
ii Ann. b Apr. 11, bp at Clav. Julv 5, 1S12; d umn in 

iii Maria, b May 24, 1814, bp at Clav. Feb. 12, 1S15; 

m (ist) Hiram Smith; (2d) Dr. Newkirk. 
iv Rachel, b 1816; m John Mars; res Brooklyn, N. Y. 

V Louisa, b 1818; m Rev Lyle. 

641 vi Cornelius, b June 28, 1S18; m (ist) in 1846, Maria 

Boughton; (2d) Mrs Bristol. 

642 vii Stanton, b Apr. 10, 1S21; m Sept. 26, 1S55, Mary G. 

viii Claudius, b in 1S24; d unm 1907; res Leeds, Greere 
Co., N. Y. ; physician. 

355 WILLL\M VAN DEUSEN, son of (195) John J 
Van Deusen and Grietje Hallenbeck ; b May 1 2, bp at Claverack 
June 19, 1785; d Mar. 21, 1863; bur at Clav. ; m Dec. 22, 1S05, 
Annatjex (Anna) Elmexdorf; b Dec. 24, 17S6; d T^fay 3°- 

Seventh Generation 243 

1857; bur at Clav.; dau of John Elmendorf, who d Sept. 8, 
1 84 1, aged eighty-five 

Res: 1S50, Grcenport, Oc: Farmer (Census). 
643 i Harriet, b Oct. 24, bp at Claverack Dec. 2, 1S18; sps 
parents; m Jan. 12, 1S37, Phihp P. Groat, 
ii John W., b Mav 8, bp June 29, 1822; d Julv, 1903; 
m Mar. 18, 1S48, by Rev. J. Ham, Jane A. Bush, 
b Oct. 12, 1S23; dau of Abraham Bush and Mary 
Nichols; res Humphreyville, Col. Co., N. Y. ; Is- 
sue: Anna Maria, b Apr. 3, bp at Clav. Dec. 28, 
1852; d Mar. 23, i860; Elnora, b Nov. 28, bp at 
Clav. Dec. 2S, 1855; d July i, 1864; Adelaid 
Augusta, b Dec. 27, 1S60, bp at Clav. Aug. 5, 1861 ; 
d May 5, 1S66. 
iii Jane, b in 1824. 
iv Cornelia, b in 1S38. 

356 CATHARINE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (195) John J. 
Van Deusen and Grietje EIallenbeck;b Mar. 4 or 14, bp at Clav. 
Apr. 15, i79STm there Apr. 16, 1818, John Gardner. He 
served in the 9th, Albany County Regt., Rev. \Var. 

Children, bp at Livingston: 
i EHzabeth Gardner, b Sept. 26, bp Oct. 17, 1S19; sps 

ii John Van Deusen Gardner, b Sept. 3c, bp Aug. 18, 1820, 

sps parents, 
iii Nelson Gardner, b Apr. 22, bp May 20, 1826; sps parents. 

357 ELIZABETH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (196) Jacobus 
Van Deusen and Critje (Margaret) Van Deusen, dau of (loi) 
James Van Deusen; b June 26, bp at Claverack, July 31, 1791 ; 
m a 181 2, Isaac Van Slyck. 

Children, bp at Kinderhook: 
i Peter Van Slyck, b Jan. 4, bp Feb. 5, 181 7. 
ii Margaret Van Slyck, b Nov. 9, 1821, bp Jan. 2, 1822. 
iii Sophronia Van Slyck, b Apr. 16, bp May 25, 1824. 
iv John Van Slyck, b Nov. 9, 1826; bp Apr. 19, 1827. 
v Hannah Maria Van Slvck, b Dec. 31, 1828; bp Feb. 19, 

357a JOHN VAN DUSEN, son of (196) Jacobus Van 
Deusen and Gritje (Margaret) Van Deusen; b in 18 10; m at 

Roxbury, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1843, Caroline Julia ; b in 

New York in 181 3. 

244 Van Deursen Family 

Res: 1850, Stamford, Delaware Co., N. Y. 

i Mary; d y. 

ii Henry, b 1S44 ; d ^lar. 23, 1S65 ; served in 144th New York- 
Vol. Inf., enlisted at Stamford Aug. 31, 1864; no 
further record. 

iii Smith L., b 1S46; d of his wounds at Emory Hospital, 
Washington, D. C, June 6, 1864; enlisted Sept. 26, 
1862, at New Lisbon, Otsego Co., N. Y., in Co. H, i42d 
New York Vol. Inf.; wounded in action May 12, 1S64, 
at Salient, Va. Mother was a pensioner on his ac- 
count (Ctf. 170,225). 

iv Margaret B., b 1S47 ; m Carman; res Sullivan Co., 

N. Y. 

V Robert, b 1852. 

vi Roman, b 1854. 

vii Ann, b 1857. 

viii Lucinda N., b i860. 

358 MARIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (197) Mattheus Van 
Deusen and Madetene Bechtel; b July 7, bp at Claverack Aug. 
10, 1794; m Dec. 15, 1S13, Cornelius Elmendorf, b Apr. 
13, 1789 ; d April 17, 1872. 

Children, bp at Claverack; no sponsors: 
i Mattheus Elmendorf, b Dec. 5, 1814; bp Jan. 12, 1S15; 

m at Claverack, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Allen. 
ii John Elmendorf, b Sept. 6, bp Nov. 9, 1828; m Nov. 12, 

1851, Elizabeth Fonda, b June 6, 1831, dau of John C. 

Fonda and Gertrude McGuinncss. 
iii Cornelia Maria Elmendorf, b Aug. 5, bp Sept. 19, 1831; 

m Dec. 2, 1852, (758) Martin Van Deusen. 

359 TOBIAS R. VAN DEUSEN, son of (199) Robert. T. 
Van Deusen and Christina Decker; b June i, bp at Clav. July 
16, 1786; d in 1857 ;m at Clav. Sept. 18, 1813, Sally (Sartje) 
Van Deusen, b Nov. 21, 1792; dau of (195) John J. Van 
Deusen and Fitje Hallenbeck. She d in 1878 at Cohoes, N. Y. 

Res: In 1829 and 1850, Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., N. Y. 
Children, bp at Claverack: 

i Sophia Maria, b May 24, bp July 23, 1815; sps 

ii William, b Mar. 24, bp May 4, 1817; sps parents. 

iii Jane, b a 1819. 

iv John, b a 182 1. 

Seventh Generation 245 

644 V Matthew, b June 24, 1S24; m July 3, 1849, Hettey 

Maria Traver; (2d?) Frances M 

vi Abe. 

360 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, son of (199) Robert T. Van 
Deusen and Christina Decker; b Nov. 5, bp Dec. 7, 178S; at 
Copake, Columbia Co., N. Y. ; m (ist) a 1807, Christina 
; (2d) in 1 81 9, Margaret Jones. 

Res: Saratoga Co., N. Y. 
Children, by first wife: 

i William, b a 1S08; m Catharine E Issue: 

Augustus N., b in 1846; Lewis, b Mar. 26, 184S; d 
July 7, 1849. 
ii Harriet, b a 18 10. 

645 iii Robert Tobias, b July 9, 1812; m Nov. 11, 1833, 

Sarah Wardwell Van Doom, 
iv Sarah, b a 1S14. 

646 v Annis, b Mar. 14, 1816; m in 1835, Stephen Dedrick. 
By second wife: 

647 vi Helen, b Nov. 16, i8i9;m Sept. 10, 1837, Ferdinand 

Gettet, Jr. 

vii John J.,baiS2i;m Hannah Andrews. 

viii Christina, b in 1823; d Mar. 6, 182S. 

ix Catharine, b Mar. 23, 1825; d Mar. 26, 1828, bur in 
Vischer Ferry Cemeter}% Clifton Park, Saratoga 
Co. N. Y. 

X Cornelia, b 1828; m Hampton Chamberlam. 

xi Jacob, b May 13, 1830; d Jan. 4, 1859. 

xii Benjamin, b at Amityville, N. Y., May 6, 1832: m 
Sept. 25, 1856, Desdamona E. Wilkes; res Troy, 
N. Y.; oc printer. Issue: Jesse W., b July 22, 
i860; d Aug. 4, 1873; Frank Herbert, b Feb. 3, 
1866; m May 6, 1902, Kathryn T. Swatling; res 
Troy. N. Y. ' 

361 LAURANCE VAN DEUSEN, son of (199) Robert 
T. Van Deusen and Christina Decker; b June 8, bp at Clav- 
erack, June 25, 1797; m a 1820, Maria Fort. Both died 
within five davs of each other in 1878. 

Res: 1850,' Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., N. Y. ; later in 
Vischer Ferry and Hudson, N. Y. 

i Christina, b a 1823 ; d Mar. 6, 1828. 

ii Catharine, b a Aug., 1824; d Nov. 23, 1826. 

246 Van Deursen Family 

iii Catharine, b in 1831. 

648 iv Jacob, b Mar. 4, 1840; ni Dec. 30, 1864, Lydia'^Ann 


V John, b Sept. 7, 1S41; served in Co. D, i6ist Xe-.v 

York Vol. Inf., Aug. 22, 1862, to Aug. 29, 1S63; 
discharged for disability; no further record. 

362 JOHN BINGHAM VAN DEUSEN. son of (igg) 
Robert T. Van Deusen and Christina Decker of Claverack. 
Columbia Co., N. Y. , b at Kinderhook, N. Y., Oct. 2, bp Nov. 
3, 1803; d June I. 1883; m May 14, 1S25, Sarah Ann De 
Markwith who d Oct. 21, 1882. 

Res: Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., N. Y. Oc: Fanner. 

i Abraham, b 1831 ; m EHzabeth Steenburg; d without 

ii William T., b 1832; m Ella Hicks. He served in 
Co. H, 7th N. Y Hy. Art., or 113th N. Y. Inf.. 
Aug. 12, 1862, to June 16, 1S65. 

649 iii Harriet B., b Feb. 4, 1836; m Feb. 10 1854, Nathan 


650 iv ■ Jacob Sisco, b Feb. 3, 1837; m July 3, 1859, Ada A. 


V Cornelia, b 1S39 ; m Thomas Holland; res Cohoes, N. 


651 vi John, b Sept. 10, 1841; m Dec. 26, 1861, Emma L. 


652 vii Cornelius, b Feb. 26, 1844; m (ist) Oct. 10, 1S65, 

Gabriella R. Smith; (2d) July 27, 1907, Mildred 
V. Nash. 
viii Mary E., b 1850; m George Steenburg. 

363 CLAUDIUS C. VxVN DEUSEN, son of (200) Cornells 
Van Deusen and Linje (Lina) De La Matre; b June 4, bp at 
Claverack, Julv 11, 1802; d Jan. 4. 1S65; m there Oct. 9, 1S33- 
Lydia Ann- McClean, who d June 19, 1881, aged 64 years; 
both bur at Claverack. 

Res: Maiden, Colum.bia Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
i Julia Angeline, b Oct. 29, bp at Claverack Nov. 29, 1S34; 

m 1850, Edward Firk. 
ii ^T Martha, b 1836 ; m Matthew B. Tice. 
iii '"William Jurial, b Aug. 21, 1838; bp at Claverack Sept. 

I. 1839; m Mary Whitney. 
iv Corneha, b 1S40; m John Fairchild. 

Seventh Gexer^xtiox 247 

V Henr\' C, b Mar. S, 1S43; m Dec. 14, 1S79, Phebe Ann 
Mott. He was enrolled in Co. K. 14th Nevr York Vol. 
Inf., Sept. 14, 1S61, and discharged }.Iay 23, 1S63; re- 
enlisted Jan. 20, 1864, in Co. G, 159th Xev; York Vol. 
Inf.; discharged Oct. 12, 1865 (Pen. Ctf. 770,679). 
Res Lynbrook, L. I., N. Y. Issue: Emma iMae, b 
June 22, iSSi;m Feb. 11, 1900, John C. Udall. 

vi Cornelius C, b Sept., 1S45; 1^1 Emma Watts; res Rock- 
ville Center, L. I., X. Y.' 

vii Lydia, b 1S4S; d y. 

viii Edward, b 1S53 ; m Mary 

ix Carrie, b 1856; m David Johnson. 

364 CORNELIUS C. VAX DEUSEX, son of (200) Cor- 
nells Van Deusen and Linje De La Matre; b Feb. 6, bp Apr. 
18, 1808; d Feb. 22, 1S96; m Sept. 18, 1830, Christinje R. 
Va>: Deusex, b Mar. 23. 1802; d a 1872; dau of (222) Robert 
T. Van Deusen and Catlinje Spoor. 

Res: Claverack. Oc: Blacksmith (Census 1850). 
Children, bp at Claverack: 

i Sylvester, b Jan. 18, 1S31 ; d Mar. 25, 1834. 

653 ii Lewis Edwin, b Dec. 5, 1833; m (ist) Jan. 2, 1855, 

Catharine Wells; (2d) Dec. 15, 18S0, Martha E. 


iii Catalina Maria, b Jan. 29, 183S; m Joel Parsons; 

res New York City. Issue: Dr. Milton Parsons. 

365 JAMES JEREMIAH VAX DEUSEX, son of (200) 
Cornells Van Deusen and Linje De La Matre; bp Oct. 16, 
iSio; d May 6, 1886; m (ist) Oct. 20, 1832, Maria Mor- 
gantroid; b Jan. 12, 1815; d June i, 1844; (2d) Oct. 17, 1848, 
Ann E. Chapman, who d Mav 31, 1893. 

Res: Claverack, X. Y., and Pittsfield, Mass. Oc: Wheel- 

Children, by first wife: 
i Jacob S. M'iller, b Xov. i, 1833, twin, d May 28, 1840. 
ii Charles Edward, twin, b Xov. i, 1833; bp at Claverack 

Jan. 7, 1834; d Mar. 23, 1S34. 
iii^ William Edvrard, b June 24, 1S38; d Apr. 4, 1S40. 

By second wife: 
iv Helen Louisa, b at Pittsfield, Mass., Xov. 12, 1849; m 
Oct. 17, 1870, Henrv' A. Blunt; res Chatham, Col. Co., 
N. Y, Issue: Henry Blunt, b Mar. 14, 1877; 
d Dec. 15, 18S0; Arthur Henry Blunt, b June 20, 1S80; 
m Oct. 19, 1904, Etta Best Sil'vemail. 

24S Van Deursen Family 

V Elfleda, d y. 
vi Florence, d y. 
vii Lovina, d y. 

viii Frederick James, d y. 

366 CATHERINA (Katrena) VAN DUSEN, dau of (201) 
Conrad Van Dusen and his nrst wife, Hannah Coon of Marys- 
burgh, Prince Edward Co.. Ont. ; b July 28, bp at Claverack. 
N. v., Aug. 24, 1774; d Dec. 31, 1S41; m in Adolphustown, 
Canada, Feb. 2, 1792. David Brown of Adolphustown, where 
they made their home. ]Mr. Brown was a fanner. 

i Robert Brown, b Oct. iS, 1792; d Aug. 14, 1S13. 
ii John Brown, b ^^lar. 30, 1794; d Dec. 9, 1823; prob m 

Feb. 6, 1822, ]\Iary Nicholson of Thurlow. Canada, 
iii WiUiam Brown, b Nov. 30, 1795; m Annie Williams. 
iv Henry Brown, b Feb. 22. 179S; m Sarah Steele. 

V Nehemiah Brown, b Dec. 22, 1799. 

vi Hannah Brov.-n, b Dec. 17, 1801 ; m Philip' Shorts. 

vii Amy Brown, b Feb. 2, 1S04; d Jan. 20, 1S43. 

viii Charles Brown, b Aug. 30, 1806. 

ix James W. Brown, b Sept. 17, 180S; d Dec. 23, 1890; m 

Hannah Dingman. 
X Susannah Brov/n. b June 14, 1810; m Henry Hover, 
xi Mary Brown, b Aug. 13, iSi2;d July 20, 1863; m Feb. 12, 

1835, William Murdock. 
xii David Brown, b Feb. 21, 1815 ; d May 21, 1S50; m Martha 


367 HENRY COON VAN DUSEN, son of (201) Conrad 
Van Dusen and Hannah Coon of Adolphustown and I^Iarys- 
burg, Ont.; b at Adolphustown Jan. 16, 17S6; d July 28, 
i«7i;m Jan. 27, 1807, bv Rev. Robert McDowall, to Mary 
Huff; b Feb. i-., 1791 ; d'june 23, 1870; dau of Solomon Huff 
(b 1 751, d 1828^) and Eva Swade (b 1757) of Adolphustown. 
Solomon Huff is said to have been a brother of Paul Huff, and 
to have served in the armv during the Revolutionary ^'^ar 
(Pioneer Life on the Bay of Ouinte), but the records of such 
service have not been found, nor did he file a claim, as did 
Paul, for propertv abandoned. 

In the church registers of the Rev. Robert McDowall there 
appears the record" of the marriage of a Henry Vandusen to 
Hannah Hartman of Emesttown, but who this Henry was 
has not been found. From the dates it was at first supposes! 
to be the second marriage of Henry Coon Van Dusen, but his 

Seventh Gen-eration 249 

grandchildren still living, are assured that he was married 
only once, to Mary Huff. He was a man of wealth and social 
Du^en''^'^''^' ''"^^ everywhere known as "Judge Van 

famer '^^^'"-'^'^''"S' ^"^- ^^^ Justice of the Peace and 

654 i David Brown, b Xov. i, 1S07; m Sept. 2:;, i8;o Per- 

milla Zwick. "" ' 

655 ii Jacob Henry b Apr. 27, iSr8:m (ist) Feb. 2^. 1S41, 

Cathenne McGuire; (2d) Mar. 3, 1SS5, Maggie 
Preston. °* 

656 iii Mary Hannah, b May 2S, 1S22; m Aug. 4. 1S44, Gil- 

bert Dorland Lazier. 

36S SUSANNAH VAN DUSEN. dau of (201) Conrad 
\an Dusen and Hannah Coon of Adolphustown and Marvs- 
burg, Pnnce Ldward Co., Ont.; b April 2, bp at Adolphus- 
town July 14, 17S9; d April 29. 1873; m Jan. 27, 1811, Johx 
DiNGMAx of Marysburg. who d May, 1S69. 

Res: Marysburg. Oc: Farmer. 


i Henry Dingman, b Mav 9, i8i2;dMar. 17, iS6i;mMar 

15. I S3 8, Lucy Tavlor. 
v.. Joh" Dingman, b Mar. 2, 1815 ; d Feb. 23, 1S66 
m Hannah Dingman, b Feb. 20, 1817; m Mar 12 18^7 

UiUiam H. Pluyck. who d Dec. 11, 18S4. 

IV Conrad Dingman, b Mav 13, 1819; d Oct 1S33 

V Jasper Dingman, b Mar. 21, 1S21; m Mar. 17 1847 

Mariah Post, 
vi Mary Dingman, b Mar. 14, 1S23 ; m Sept. 26, 1849, Adam 

K. JJoxee. 
vii Sarah Ann Dingman, b Mar. 20, 1S26; m Feb 4 i8ci 

James Patterson. ' ' 

vni Almira Dingman, b Mar. 13, 1828; d Mar. 29, 1S56; m 

Mar. 5, 184S, William Robhn ; no children. 

369 PL^NNAH VAN DUSEN, dau of (201) Conrad Van 
i;'uscni and Milhcent Hoover of Marvsburg, Prnice Edward 
^., Ont.; b m Adolphustown April 12, 1792; d Mav 16, iSso: 
m (ist) March 19, iSio, John Tobey of SulHvan, Madison 
T,^'' ^^'- 1 ^^'^^ *^^ pioneer of that familv in Canada 

immediately after their marriage they settled on'land granted 
I ^iannah by the Crown, near what is now known as Bon- 
gara s Comers. Here he prospered and reared his family. 

250 Van Deursen Family 

He was by trade a cooper, which occupation he followed in 

addition to his fa^min^^ He died Sept. 14, 182S Hann-.i^ 

married for the second time April 17, 183S, her husband'^ 

name being Patrick Healy. 
Res: Marysburg, Ont. 
Children, (See Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte), all bv 

first husband : 

i Abigal Tobey, b Nov. 20, 1810; d in igco; m John Bon- 
gard, son of Conrad Bongard of Philadelphia, an,l 
widower of Van Vleck and Carr. 

11 Roswell Tobey, b Apr. 28, 1812; m Marv Rose, dau of 
John Rose and Rebecca Ackerman of South llarys- 
burg. Issue : Millicent Tobey ; Christiana Tobey ; Bar- 
bara Tobey; Lucy A. Tobey; Henry D. Tobev, Hannah 
Tobey; George G. Tobey; Samuel A. Tobev. After 
the death of Roswell Tobey, Uary (Ro5e)Tobey married 
(2d) John WiUiams. 

iii Millicent Tobey, b Apr. 2, 1S14; m George Gerolamv. 

iv Conrad Tobey, b Feb. 12, 1S16; m Barbara Fergeson. 

V George Tobey, b Feb. 20, 1818; m Caroline Dingman. 

vi_ John Tob6y, b Dec, 1819; d unmarried. 

vii Delia Ann Tobey, b Jan. 9, 1822 ; m Michael Moeeck. 

viii David Tobey, b Jan., 1S24; m Fanny Simmons, b 1824, 
res Tyendinaga. Issue: Urial Tobey, m Catherine 
V. Schryver, and settled at Picton; Edv/in Tobey, ir^ 
Louisa Johnson, set at Napanee, Ont.; Byron Tobey, 
m (ist) Helen Knight, (2d) Bertha Burford, set a: 
Owen Sound; Amelia Tobey, m F. W. Smith, set r.t 
Napanee; Stanley Tobey, d unm aged 22; Almon C. 
Tobey, m (ist) Mary Helen Haight, (2d) Ola Hulburt, 
set at Picton; William Tobey, m Eva Tavlor, set Mon- 
treal (Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte). 

ix Lucinda Cathrine Tobey, b Dec. i, T826; m George W. 
David, son of Conrad' David and Mary Cole; settled at 

Owen Sound. Issue: Miranda David, m Lee: 

res Owen Sound. 

X James E. Tobey, b Mar. 7, 182S; d May, 1901 ; m in 1S54, 
Eliza Grifhs; (2d) a 1893, Clarissa Carson. 

370 RACHEL VAN DUSEN, dau of (201) Conrad Van 
Dusen and Millicent Hoover of Marysburg, Prince Edward 
Co., Ont.; b in Adolphustown, Ont., Dec. 14, 1793; d March 
14, 1877; 1^ Dec. 10, iSio, William Carson, son of William 
Carson and Martha Ghent. William, Senr., was a Sergt. i:^ 
29th Regt. during the Rev. War. 

Seventh Generation 251 

Res: North Marysburg. Oc: Farmer. 

Melison Ann Carson, b Jan. 24, 1813; d in 1896; m Dr. 

Henry B. AVinans. 
William Van Carson, b Jan. 8, 1815; m May 20, 1S38, 

Eleanor J. McDonald. 
Daniel Carson, b Dec. 30, 181 7; m Oct. 5, 1S39, Eliza 

Robert B. Carson, b June 11, 1820; m Jan. 21, 1862, 
Margaret Monck. 

V George A. Carson, b Feb. 13, 1822; m (ist) a 1844, Rilla 
Vandevoort; (2d) Mar. 31, 1855, Alma Van Dusen, dau 
of (373) Conrad Van Dusen and Mary Roblin. 

vi Sarah Jane Carson, b Nov. 25, 1823 ; m John Colliver. 

vii Mary Eliza Carson, b Jan. 10, 1S25; d June 4. 1842. 

viii Lillias White Carson, b May 17, 1S27; d June 6, 1847; m 
in 1S46, Peter David, son of Conrad David and Mary 
Cole of North Marysburg, Ont. Issue: Lillias David, 
m Rev. Dr. W. Shepherd, Supt. of.Muncey Indian In- 
stitute, and had Belva Shepherd; Morley Shepherd; 
Eva Sheplierd. Peter David m (2d) Sarah Clapp, by 
v^hom he had issue: Egerton Clapp David, M. D., 
who m Nov. 22, 1SS2, Anna Maria Carson, grand- 
da\ighter of (371) Phoebe Van Dusen. They settled 
in U. S. and finally in Prince Edward Co., Ont. 

ix John Ferguson Carson, b Feb. 24, 1829; d June 14, 1847. 

X Jacob James Carson, b July 31, 1832; m Sarah Earn- 

xi Charlotte A. Carson, b Aug. i, 1835; m Stephen P. Dor- 
land, son of Joseph Dorland and Elizabeth Palmer of 
Hillier, P. E. Co. 

371 PHOEBE VAN DUSEN, dau of (201) Conrad Van 
Dusen and Millicent Hoover of Marysburg, Ont.; b in Adol- 
phustown, Ont., Nov. 26, 1795; d Nov. 12, 1843; m by Rev. 
Robert McDowall, June 11, 1815, to Tpiom.\s C.\rson, of 
Marysburg, son of VVilliam Carson, the pioneer, and Martha 

Res: North Marysburg. Oc: Farmer. 
i Martha Carson, b Mar. 20, 1816; m a 183S, Henry B. 
David, son of Conrad David and Marv Cole. Issue: 
Redford David, m Mahala Clapp; Alfred David, M. D., 
m Jane Russell, res Detroit; Martha David, m Thomas 
Harkness, res Middlesex; Caroline David, m Thomas 

252 Van Deursen Family 

Kerr; Gladys David; Victoria David, d y; Sanford 
David, d y; Cynthia David, d unm. 

ii Patience Carson, b Oct. 31, 1817 ; m Sept. 17, 1S33, Peter 
Minaker, son of Lewis ]\Iinaker and Lydia Collier. I>- 
sue: David Minaker; James C. Minaker; Matilda 
Minaker; Clarissa Minaker; Calvin Minaker. 

iii Calvin Carson, b July 12, 1819; m Susan Matthews. Is- 
sue: Peter Carson; Samuel Carson; Thomas Carson; 
John Henry Carson; Phoebe Carson; Susan Carson; 
Mary Carson. 

iv Silas Carson, b Feb. 18, 1821 ; m Whitley. 

V Peter R. Carson, b June 11, 1S23 ; m Julia Davis. 

vi Mary Maria Carson, b Sept. 18, 1824; d Apr. 20, 1S94; m 
Oct. 12, 1852, William Grimm, b in Germany. Issue: 
Jacob Grimm; Mahala Grimm; Edna Amanda Grimm. 

vii Conrad Carson, b July 30, 1826; unm. 

viii Heniy Van Dusen Carson, b July 20, 183 1; m Mary A. 
Dulmage, dau of Philip Dulmage and Lydia Ostrander 
of South Marysburg. Issue: William Aldert Carson; 
Georgianna Carson. 

ix Cynthia Woc5d Carson, b June 7, 1833; m (ist) Philip 
O'Dcll; (2d) Ferguson Marring. Issue: Thomas 
O'Dell; George O'Dell. 

X Thomas Ghent Carson, b Apr. 3, 1836 ; m in 1858, Clarissa 
Palen, a descendant of Gilbert Palen, the pioneer. Is- 
sue: Charlotte Ann Carson, b Mar. 18, 1859; m Oct. 
22, 1878, Jonathan Talcott, son of Elisha W. Talcott 
and Sarah Noxon; he has represented the town- 
ship of Hallowell as Councilman and Reeve, and also 
has been a member of the County Council ; res Bloom- 
field, Ont. ; Anna Maria Carson, b Apr. 23, i860; m 
Nov. 22, 1882, Dr. Egerton Clapp David, son of Peter 
David and Sarah Clapp. Peter David's first wife was 
Lillias White Carson, dau of (370) Rachel Van Dusen 
and William Carson. Rachel Van Dusen and Phoebe 
were sisters and married brothers. 

372 SARAH VAN DUSEN, dau of (201) Conrad Van 
Dusen and Millicent Hoover of Marysburg, Prince Edward 
Co., Ontario; b in xVdolphustown, Ont., May 26, 1798; d Dec. 
12, 1883; m at Adolphustown, Aug. 7, 1816, Jacob Roblin; 
b in 1796; d in 1876; son of Owen Roblin (See Miscellaneous 
and Related Families for Roblin Family). 

Res: Demorestville, P. E. Co., Ont. 

Seventh Generation 253 


i Nathan Miller Roblin, b Sept. 7, 1817; m (ist) Sarah 
Scott; (2d) Abigail Van Cott; settled at Shannonville. 

ii Stephen Roblin, b Feb. 18, 1819; d Dec. 17, 1S8S; m 
Julia A. Werden; set at Picton, Ont. Issue: i. Al- 
bert S. Roblin, unm, set at Orilla; 2. William A. Rob- 
lin, m Emma Pierce, set at Belleville and had issue: 
Julia Roblin, E. L. Roblin, Nellie Roblin, and Harry 
A. Roblin; 3. David H. Roblin, m Harriet Gonsolaus 
and set in Arkansas, had issue: Mabel A. Roblin, and 
another dau vs'ho d an infant; 4. Stanley A. Roblin, m 
Catherine Clapp and set in U. S., had' issue: Ralph 
Roblin, James Roblin, David Roblin, Thomas Robhn, 
Jennie C. Roblin, and Julia E. Roblin ; 5. Sarah E. Rob- 
lin, m James A. Foster and set at Picton, Ont., had 
issue: Morley N. R. P'oster and Grace S. C. Foster; 
6. Ella C. Roblin, m Edgar Rugby and set at Brighton, 
Ont., had no ch. 

iii John Wesley Roblin, b Aug. 18, 1820; d Dec. 2;^, 1S97; 
m Elizabeth Anderson; set at Brighton. Issue: i. 
Leander Roblin; 2. John W. Roblin; 3. James J. Rob- 
lin,' who m Jane Buchanan, set at Brighton and had 
issue: William |. Roblin, Frederick A. N. Roblin; 
Ida V. Roblin, Walter J. Robhn and Herbert M. Rob- 
lin; 4. Edward Robhn; 5. Helen M. Robhn, d y; 6. 
George H. Roblin, m Maria McCreedy and set at Brigh- 

iv William Henry Roblin, b Dec. 18, 1822; d Dec. 31, 1892; 
m Sarah A. Sprague; settled at Tyendinaga, Ont. 

V Jacob Hover Roblin, b Sept. 10, 1824; m (ist) Apr. 17, 
1847, Nancy Sprague; (2d) Feb. 21, 1881, Nancy 
(Pettingill) McDonald; set at Demorestville, Sophias- 

vi Millicent Ann Roblin, b Jan. 25, 1826; d in 1892; m Ab- 
salom Greely; removed to Kansas, U. S. 

vii Daniel Roblin, b Sept. 30, 1S27; m Hester Blakely; res 
at Picton where he was killed, with his son, Madison 
Roblin, by an explosion in a steam mill May 5, 1874. 

viii Elizabeth Roblin, b Oct. 2, 1829; m Adam Wood; re- 
moved to iViichigan. 

ix Sarah Eliza Roblin, b Oct. 21,, 1831; m Austin Osborne: 
res Sophiasburg. 

X Mary^ Maria Roblin, b Oct. 23, 1S31, twin; d Aug. 3, 1834. 

xi Mary Jane Roblin, b Sept. 23, 1833; m David German; 
removed to Michigan. 

254 Van Deursen Family 

xii Owen Roblin, b Aug. 17, 1S35; <i ^lav, 1896; m (ist) 
Martha Halstead; (2d) Sophia (AlHso'n) Parks. 

xiii Conrade Roblin, b Aug. 17, 1835; m Catherine Lazier; 
res Thunder Bay. 

xiv Edwin Roblin, b May 7, 1837 ; m (ist) Becky Ann Greely; 
(2d) Plarriet Brown; res Belleville. 

373 REV. CONRAD VAN DUSEN, son of (201) Conrad 
Van Dusen and Millicent Hoover of Marysburg, Prince Ed- 
ward Co., Ont. ; b in Adolphustown Dec. 14, iSoi ; d in Whitby, 
Aug. iS, 1S78; m March^ao, 1820, Mary Roblin of Adolphus- 
town, b in Adolphustov.'n Sept. 28, 1799; d Aug. 26, 1S80; 
dau of Owen Roblin (See Miscellaneous and Related Families 
for Roblin). 

Conrad Van Dusen was a Minister and a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Conference from 1829 to 1S74; he was 
also President of Victoria College, Cobourg, for many years, 
at which college all his children were educated. 


657 i Sarah Eliza, b Dec. 17, 1820; m Dec. 19, 1842, Ly- 

man A. Ferris. 

658 ii ■ Owen, b July 6, 1S22, in Marysburg ; m Jan 12, 1846, 

Mar>^ Ann Washburn of Picton, Ont. 

659 iii David, b Mar. 23, 1S26; m (ist) in 1S48, Susannah 

Eaton; (2d) Louisa Hotchkiss. 

660 iv Rachel, b Apr. 25, 1832; m Feb. 21, 1854, James A. 


V Alma, b Feb. 21, 1836, in St. Thomas; d in Whitby, 
Nov. 23, 1900; m Mar. 31, 1855, George A. Car- 
son, M. D., son of (370) Rachel Van Dusen and 
William Carson. She was a graduate of Victoria 
College, Cobourg, Ont.; they res at Whitby. Ont. 
Several years prior to 1908 he removed to Illinois 
to reside with his nephew. Issue: Elbert Van 
Carson, b Jan. 21, 1859; graduated in Arts at 
Trinity University, Toronto, in 1884; was acci- 
dentally drowned in Lake Ontario, Aug. 21, 1884. 

vi Adelaide, b Dec. 27, 1838, in Napanee; d Apr. i, 
1848, at Wilton. 

374 ARRA HAM VAN DUSEN, son of (201) Conrad 
Van Dusen and Millicent Hoover of Marysburg, Prince Ed- 
ward Co., Ont.; b in Adolphustown, May 4, 1804; d in Marys- 
burg Oct. 16, 1890; m May 23, 1827, Ann McGrath, b July 
12, 1812; was living in 1901. 

Seventh Gexeratiox 255 

Res: Black River Bridge, Prince Edward Co., Ont Oc- 

66i i Daniel, b Mar. i, 1S2S; m Mar. 20, 1S57 Harriet 

662 ii John, b Sept. 4, 1830; m Feb. 19, 1861, Eliza Ann 


663 iii Harriet Eliza, b Jan. 22, 1S34; m Aug 24 i8c=r 

William Welbanks. ^' 

iv Millicent, b June, 1836; d a 1843 

664 V George, b Oct. 28, 1S3S; m Jan. 8, 1862, Marv Anne 

vV right. 
vi_ Adelaide, b Feb. iS, 1S44; unm; res Picton, Ont 
vn Alva Shendan. b June 6, 1S47; m Dec. 18, iS--' 
Amelia Finch who d Nov. 21, 1888; no children.' 
In t866 he enlisted in the volunteer service and 
was promoted from a corporal to a captain. Sub- 
sequently he entered the militarv school at Kings- 
ton, Ont. He now has the rank of Major. He 
resided in New York City for many years ; re- 
turned- to Canada in 1905, and now resides in 
-Picton, Ont. 

375 WILLIAM VAN DUSEN, son of (201) Conrad Van 
Dusen and Millicent Hoover of Marvsburg, Prince Edward 
Co., Ont.; b m Adolphustown Feb. 8, 1S06; d Feb 8 18-3- m 
(ist) Dec II, 1828, bv Rev. Job Deacon, to Naxcy FI^rt- 
FORD, who d Feb. 16, 1S46, in Picton. Ont.; (2d) Melixd^ 
Cookey; (3d) S.^LLY Weeks, who d in Chicago a 1892 Wil- 
ham Van Dusen d at Owen Sound, Ont., Feb. 20 1S73 Nan- 
cy Hartford was the sister of Dana Hartford. 

Res: Owen Sound, Ont. Oc: Carpenter. 
Children, by first wife: 
665 i_ Colin/b Feb., 1833; m Apr. 24, 1859, Agnes Vallier. 
060 u Richard, b Feb. 18, 1S34; m Dec. 25, 1855, Sophia 

Jane Frair. 
667 iii Albert, b Sept. 6, 1841 ; m (ist) Mar. 2, 1862, Rhoda 
Caroline Stage; (2d) May 17, 1873, Helen Taylor; 
(3d) Nov. 22, 1905, Mrs. Lillian Hall. 

376 ROSWELL VAN DUSEN, son of (201) Conrad Van 
JJusen and Millicent Hoover of Mars^sburg, Prince Edward 
Co Ont.; b in Adolphustown, Aug. 20, 180S; d in Demorest- 
ville, Ont., April 23, 1S92; m Dec. 8, 1830, Phebe Greeley, 

25G Van Deursen Family 

who d Nov. 19, 1S93; dau of Jonathan, brother of Horace 

Res: Demorestville, P. E. Co., Ont. Oc: Blacksmith 
and Fanner. 


i Whitford Ryerson, b Nov. 12, 1S31 ; d Jan. 23, 1833. 

668 ii "Harriet Melvina, b Jan. 20, 1834; m May 7, 1850, 

Samuel S. Trumpour. 

669 iii George Edgar, b Mar. 12, 1836; m Dec. 29, 1S57, 

Agnes Rebecca Kingsley. 
iv James Whitfield, b May 8, 1838; d May 11, 1S38. 

670 v Alma, b June 22, 1839; m Sept. 9, 1861, Rev. Arche- 

laus Doxsee. 
vi William Augustus, b Sept. 6, 1841; d Mar. 28, 1S4S. 

671 vii Sarah Eliza, b Oct. 17, 1843; "^ Sept. 21, 186S, 

Thomas B. Hazard, 
viii Charlotte Ann, b Dec. i, 1S45; d Apr. 22, 1874; m 
Feb. 5, 1S67, Samuel Manly Spencer; res North 
Port, Prince Edward Co., Ont.; oc farmer. Issue; 
Olive Eliza Spencer, b July 4, 1868; m 1887, Eben 
Putman; George Edger Spencer, b Aug. 21, 1871; 
m Oct. 19, 1898, Edna Gardner. 

672 ix Phebe Matilda, b Apr. 15, 1847; m Feb. i, 1875, 

Maitland D. Wright. 
X Hannah Melissa, b July 22, 1S51; m June 12, 1S95, 
Jacob W. Foster; res North Port, Ont. ; no children. 

673 xi Susannah Barnum, b x\ug. 10, iS53;m (ist) Oct. 25, 

1 87 1, Henry D. Tobey; (2d) Mar. 27, 1883, Werden 
Bethune Devnard. 
xii Willie Greeley^ b July 8, 1S59; d June 26, 1863. 

377 JAMES YEOMAN VAN DUSEN, son of (201) Con- 
rad Van Dusen and Millicent Hoover of Marysburg, Prince 
Edv/ard Co., Ont.; b in Adolphustown, Aug. 5, 1810; d in 
Princeton, 111., May 11, 1901; m in 1831, Isabell Mikaker, 
who d in 1877; dau of Lev>-is Minaker and Lydia Collier of 
North Marysburg. 

Res; Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. Oc; Farmer and 
local Methodist Minister. 

i Millicent Ann, b May 12, 1832; d Aug. 25, 1S79; m 

Feb. 8, 1854, Ernest Mouck; no children. 
ii Lydia Jane, b in 1835 ; d in 1851. 
674 iii Henry, b Sept. 24, 1837 ; m Jan. 18, 1864, Eliza Hutf. 

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675 iv Abram Steele, b Dec. i, 1S40; m Dec. 4, 1S59, Eliza- 

beth Gimby. 

676 V Conrad, b Apr. 4, 1S44; m (ist) Feb. 7, 1872, Martha 

Nash; (2d) in 1S05, at Princeton, 111., Nellie Fra- 

677 vi Jacob James, b in 1847; m ^^^v 22, 1871, Elizabeth 

vii Ernest, b 1850; accidentally shot in 1862. 

378 JACOB RICHARD VAN DUSEN, son of (201) Con- 
rad Van Dusen and Millicent Hoover of Marysburg, Prince 
Edward Co., Ont.; b in Adolphustown, March 26, 1813; d 
Nov. 18. 1S99; m in Coles ville,, 31. Y., May 10, 1837, Char- 
lotte Beman, b in I^I^artfordj. Conn., April 30, 1817; d June 
27, 1905, aged 88 years. 

Res: Tara, Bruce Co., Ont. Oc: Teacher, Justice of the 

67S i Whitford, b Mar. 15, 1839; m (ist) Feb. 2, 1864^ 
Mary Ann Gardner of Ont.; (2d) Sept. 18, 187 1, 
Sarah Holcomb; (3d) Sept. 15, 1891, Bessie Wat- 
ii Elizabeth, b at Athol, Apr. 7, 1843; d Apr., 1843. 
679 iii John Henry, b Nov. 18, 1846; m Jan. 2, 187 1, Mary 

Jane Glover. 
6S0 iv Elizabeth, b Aug. 3, 1 851; m in 1875, Robert Everard 

681 v Heraldi Alva, b at Pointe Traverse, Jan. 18, 1856; 

m (ist) Jan. 13, 1876, Eva Shannon; (2d) Sept. 7, 
1892, Margaret Ford. 

379 JOHN VAN DUSEN, son of (202) Casper Van Dusen 
and Hannah Mary Shorts; b in Adolphustown, Canada, Dec. 
7, 1786; d June 4, 1856; m (ist) May 15, 1810, Mary Arm- 
strong, of Portland, Can.; (2d) a 1825, Patience Aldrich. 
He was a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Res: Sophiasburg, Ont. Oc: Carpenter and farmer. 
Children, by first wife: 

i Mary A., b a 1811 ; d when 19 years of age. 

ii Harriet, b a 1813 ; m David Lent. 

682 iii Magdalene, b a 1815 ; m a 1835, Calvin Reed. 
By second v/ife: 

683 iv William John, b May 3, 1827; m Jan. 10, 1848, 

Minerva Fox. 
V Joseph Girdett, b Dec. 5, 1828; m (ist) Nov. 25, 

25S Vax Deursen Family 

1852, Jane Fox; (2d) Man- Barbara Sharp: ('^d) 
Sept. 3, 1S76, Mary Jane Dean: res Belleviile 

' Ont.; no children. 

vi Eliza, b Jan. 12, 1S34; m Mar. 8, 1S59, Charles W 
Collinson; res Midland. Midland Co., Mich. Is- 
sue: Alice Collinson, b Dec. 11, 1859; m Sept.. 
1SS2, Isaac Richards; Charles Henrv Collinson' 
b Mar., i860: d April, 1862. 

-6S4 vii Rebecca, b Aug. 25, 1S37; m Feb. 17, 1869, William 
S. Lowey. 

380 CATHARINE VAN DUSEN, dau of (202) Casper 
Van Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg, Ont.; 
b July 23, i7S9;d Apr. iS, 1836 ;m Dec. 30, iSio, Jonx' John- 
son, who d in Aug., 1S64; both bur in Picton. He was a 
farmer and miller and resided at Melville, Ont., after Feb., 
1840. He was the son of Henry Johnson who emigrated to 
Canada from Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., N. Y., and his sister, 
Margaret Johnson, was the first wife of John Terwilliger! 
whose second wife was (382) Rosanna Van Dusen, sister of 

i Henry Johnson, b Sept. 3, 1S12; d Apr. 19, 1876; m in 

1836, Sarah A. Byam. 
ii Jasper Heck Johnson, b Jan. 2, 1816; m Almira Hudgins. 
iii Moses Johnson, b May 6, 181S; m (ist) Eliza Fieldhouse; 

(2d) Maria Fieldhouse. 
iv Elizabeth Fordon Johnson, b May 9, 1820; unmarried. 
V James Johnson, b Sept. 22, 1823 ; d Aug. 17, 1847. 
vi John Philip Johnson, b July 7, 1825; d Apr. 5, 1S77; m 

Eliza Moore. 
vii Theda Jane Johnson, b Dec. 9, 1827 ; m Anthony Lont. 
viii Robert Johnson, b Mar. 17, 1S30; m (ist) Anne Jackson: 

(2d) Elizabeth Brown. 
ix Caleb Johnson, b July 14, 1832; m (ist) Melvina Gosslin: 

(2d) Mary Morton; res on old homestead, Melville, Ont. 

381 FANNY VAN DUSEN, dau of (202) Casper Van 
Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg, Ont.; b Dec. 
5, 1792, in Adolphustown, Ont.; d May 24, 1857; m (ist) 
by Stephen Conger, J. P., Jan. 12, 1813, to Levi Bates, of 
Hamilton, Ont.: b April 8, 17S3; d Oct. 4, 1847; (sd) May 
29, 1855, JoHx Bennett. Both husbands were farmers. 

Res: Near Cobourg, Ont. 

Seventh Gexeration 259 

Children, all by first husband- 

n Elizabeth Bates, b Dec. 10, 1815; d Jan. 18 18.0 
m .\ancy Bates b Apr. .3. 1818; d June .9/1850 m Oct 
7, 1840 Jonathan Densmore; d Dec IS,^8 4 res 
Marion Mich.; oc merchant. Issue: Harriet Dens 
more, b June 14, 1842; m July 12, 1870 Alexander 
Ross, Levi Benson Densmore, b>eb. 26, 1^45; n^ j^^^^^^^ 
28, 1S77, Ada English; Jonathan Densmore, bC.T 
. 1849 ; m June 28, 1S77, Sarah Martin ^ ^' 

IV James Bates, b June 8, 1S20; d Oct. 20' 1822 

V A son, b Julv 4 ; d July 5, 1822 

VI Jasper Bates, b Sept. 30, 1823; m Oct. 6, 1846 EHza 

Brown; res Thornbury, Grey Co.. Ont Liv ng in 
1900; no children. ^ ^^ 

vii_ Rosannah Bates, b Julv 16, 1826; d Julv 12 i8^c 
viii A son, b Feb. II, 1827; d same day ' 

IX Levi Bates, b Mar. 4; d Nov. 12, 183 1. 

382 ROSANNAH VAN DUSEN, dau of (202) Casper 
Van Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg Ont b 
Jan. 29 1797; d Mar. 5, 1S59; m Apr. 4, 1815, by Stephen 

Evert Terwilhger and Sarah Freer, of Ulster Co., N Y and 
the widower of Margaret Johnson, whose brother, John Tohn 

jonn lerwilhger was a farmer. 

Res: Hallowell, near Picton, Ont 

Wdliam Lewis, who d May 22, 185S; (2d) Abrim 

ii John W^ Terwilliger, b June 3, 1818; d July 15, 1898- m 

ist) May 5, 1S41, Sarah Cooper, who d Feb 2^ 1877- 

(2d) 1879, Jane Johnson. '^' 

in Anna Terwilliger b Feb. 15, 1S20; d Jan. 27, 18S2; m 
Ix u ^Vr\ i^' ^^"^"^y Hovey, who served in Co. A ist 
Mich. \ ol. Cav., during the War of the Rebellion in the 
United States. Enrolled Oct. 19, 1S63, and died June 
16, 1864, at Camp Stoneman, D. C, of wounds. Buried 
at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. His widow, who 
resided m Jackson, Mich., was a pensioner (Ctf No 
54,006), receiving SS per month from June 17 1864' 
and $2 additional from July 25, 1866, for each of her 

260 Van Deursen Family 

two minor children, until they reached the age of ii') 

years, viz: Francis D. Hovey, b Oct. ii, 1852, anrl 

Eddy H. Hovey, b Sept. 2. 1861. 
iv Simon Terwilliger, b Nov. 2. 1S21; d May 16, 1S95; "'' 

Sept. I, 1847, Eliza Jane Porter. 
V Jasper Terwilliger, b Feb. 13, 1823; m (ist) Mar. i, 1848, 

Hannah A. Porter; (2d) Hagerman. 

vi Levi B. Terwilliger, b June 21, 1825; d Jan. 30, 1894; tv. 

Feb. 12, 1S56, Phebe Yerke, who d in 1881. 
vii Jonathan Terwilliger, b Jan. 10, 1827; m (ist) Sept. 2. 

1847, Jane Chotes, who d Apr., 1S51; (2d) Freelove 

viii Robert Terv-'illiger, b Nov. 21, 1828 ; d unm Dec. 22, 1S56. 
ix Jeremiah Terwilliger, b Oct. i, 1830; m Nov. 12. 1856, 

EHzabeth M. Van Dusen, dau of (654) David Brown 

Van Dttsen and Permelia Zwick. 
X Andrew A. Terwilliger, b Nov, 15, 1832; d unm Julv 3. 

xi Ezra Terwilliger, b Mar. 9, 1835 i ^ June 20, 1876. 
xii Michael D. Terwilliger, b Mar. 2, 1840; d Mar. 20, i8yS; 

m H, Yocunl. 

383 ROBERT VAN DUSEN, son of (202) Casper Van 
Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg, Ontario; b 
Apr. 2, 1799; d May 25, 1873; m (ist) a 1820, Elizabeth 
RoBLiN, b in 1802; d a 1844; dau of Owen Roblin (See Mis- 
cellaneous and Related Families); (2d) a 1845, Mary Ann 
Brown, who d July 29, 1870, aged 70 years. 
Res: Tweed, Ontario. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, all by first wife: 
685 i Philip, b Sept. 30, 1S20; m a 1844, Cynthia White. 
ii John, b July 2, 1825; d a 1870; m a 1847, Susan 
Solmes, dau of Gilbert Solmes and Catherine. 
Kimberly of Richmond, son of Nathaniel Solmes 
and Elizabeth Conklin of Sophiasburg, who 
emigrated to Canada in 1792 from Fishkill, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y., and settled near Dresden, 
Camden. At the Census of 1790 his family con- 
sisted of 2 males over 16 yrs, 2 males under ifi 
yrs, and 6 females. Issue of John and Susan 
Van Dusen; Jacob Samuel; Mary Ann, who d 
in Mich.; Dorland. 
685a iiij Hannah Mary, b Aug. 8, 1827; m Feb. 20, 1S50, 
Daniel Delong. 

Seventh Generation 261 

686 iv Rachel, b Nov. 28, 182S; m June 26, 1850, David 
H. Belong. 

6S7 V Elizabeth Ann, b Feb. 21, 1831; m (ist) a 1850, 
John Peck; (2d) Jan. 31, 1856, John G. Wood- 

688 vi Allen Monroe, b Feb. 4, 1833; m (ist) Dec. i, 1852, 
Lydia Kimberly; (2d) June 17, 1890, Mary Louise 
vii Almiry, b May 26, 1835; "^ i" 1840. 

6S9 viii David, b May 7, 1837; m Dec. 12, 1855, Sarah Ann 

690 ix Sarah Jane, b Nov. 4, 1842; m Dec. 22, 1858, Wil- 
liam Adams. 

384 AMELIA VAN DUSEN, dau of (202) Casper Van 
Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg, Ont. ; b 
there Jan. 13, 1802; d Aug. 10, 1882; m Feb. 12, 1S24, James 
Lent, b Sept. 27, 1800; d Aug. 6, 1870. Mr. Lent was a 
descendant of Abraham Rycken and Geertie Hendricks, who 
emigrated to America in 1638 from the town of Lent in Gel- 
derland, and settled in New Amsterdam. 

Res: 3d Con. Tp of Hamilton, Ont. 
i Wyatt Chamberlain Lent, b Mar. 30, 1825 ; m Oct. i, 1844, 

Mary Lytic. 
ii Calvin Woster Lent, b Feb. 26, 1827; m Aug. 19, 1858, 

Lucinda Evans. 
iii Tryphena Lent, b July 6, 1829; m Dec. 30, 1849, George 

H. Brown, who m (2d) in 1900, Adeline Mordeu 

Lent, sister of Tryphena. 
iv Lucias Matlen Lent, b Sept. 7, 1830; d in infancy, 
v Matilda Lent, b Aug. 21, 1832 ; d in infancy. 
vi James Miles Lent, b Aug. 20, 1834; d in infancy, 
vii Lucias Milton Lent, b Sept. 6, 1835 ; d June, 1901 ; m Dec. 

I, 185S, Matilda Purdy. 
viii James Martin Lent, b Nov. 11, 1S37; d June 14, 1901; m 

Jan. 19, 1862, Lydia Snyder. 
ix. Saphronia Lent, b'^Nov. 14, 1839; m May 30, i860, Wil- 
liam H. Snyder. 
X Adeline Mordeu Lent, b Sept. 28, 1842 ; m in 1900, George 

Brown, widower of her sister, Tryphena. 
xi Jasper Wesley Lent, b Mar. 20, 1845; m Apr. 25, 1872, 

Susannah Proctor. 

385 ELIZABETH VAN DUSEN, dau of (202) Casper 

262 Van Deursen Family 

Van Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg, Ont.; h 
there Aug. i6, 1S04; d. June 6, 1833; m June 12, 1828, Jam?- 
Davis of Thurlow, v/idower of Anna Rightmyre. (See M;-;- 
cellaneous and Related Families for Davis and Rightmvr- 
connections.) Mr. Davis was a farmer. 

Res: Thurlow, Hastings Co., Ont. 

i Julia Ann Davis, b in 1830. 
ii James Franklin Davis, b June 26, 1831 ; m Dec. 28, iS 

Adelia Maria Harcourt Pope (See Mis. and Rel. Fams.). 

386 RACHEL VAN DUSEN, dau of (202) Casper Van 
Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg, Ont.; \< 
Jan. 13, 1807; d Sept. 13, 1876; m Feb. 21, 1837, Lewis R. 
Snider; b Jan. 3, 1801; d Sept. 16, 1869. He was a fanner. 

Res: Sophiasburg, Ont. 

Robert Miles Snider, b Dec. 18, 1837 ; m Clista Van Blari- 

com of Hallowell, Ont. 
Peter Randel Snider, b Feb. 21, 1S40; m Sarah Mclnto^^h 

of South Marysburg, Ont. 
Jasper Shorts Snider, b Apr. 5, 1842; m Fanny Culley of 

Napanee, Ont. 
Elizabeth Barbary Snider, b May 10, 1844; m George J. 
V Fanny Amelia Snider, b July 24, 1846; m Benjamin De 

Mill of Sophiasburg. 
vi Rosannah Matilda Snider, b Apr. 5, 1849 ;m -^P^- 5- i^7°' 
John Whattam. 

387 CHARLOTTE CROEL VAN DUSEN, dau of (202) 
Casper Van Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg, 
Prince Edward Co., Ont. ; b Nov. 5, 1810; d April 27, 1857 ; i- 
June 16, 1841, Abraham Huff, b Jan. 2, 1800; d Feb. 25, 1871 ; 
widower of Jane Anne Mason ;b Oct. 23, 1807 ;d Sept. 18, 183;^. 
He was the son of Solomon Huff, who was b in United Statf-^ 
in 176S, and Sara Alger. Solomon Pluff was the son of Paul 
Huff and Annie Hale, the pioneer who came to Canada m 
1784 with the Van Alstyne party. In 1775 Paul Huff Hycd 
at Fishkill, Dutchess Co.', N. Y., and joined the Army in New 
York in 1777, serving with Jas. De Lancey, then with Vs ara, 
and afterwards with Col. Culver on Long Island. He held a 
commission as Lieut, from Gen. Robertson in a company 01 
Associated Loyalists. He held 100 acres of land on a lease 
for two lives from Sarah Verplank from 1770, for which he. 


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Peter J. M. Van Dusen and his wife, Deborah Ferro Davis, 
taken about 1864. 

Seventh Generation 263 

paid ;;^5 rent per annum. He built a dwelling house and 
barn, and cleared 60 acres lor which he was offered ^^150, 
New York currency. He left 5 cows. 3 young cattle, 23 sheep, 
a wagon and fanning utensils, furniture and 34 hogs. He also 
owned horses (United Empire Loyalists, p 197; Bureau of 
Archives, Ontario Report, 1904, p 453; and Pioneer Life on 
the Bay of Ouinte). 

Res: Huff's Island and Camden, Kent Co., Ont. 
i Fanny Maria Huff, b Mar. 18, 1S42; m (ist) James 

Holmes: (2d) John Brooks, 
ii Augustus Shorts Huff, b Apr. 10, 1S44. 
iii Angeline Huff, b 'May 2, 1S46; ni William Payne, res 

Stewart, Ont. Issue: WilHam Frederick Payne. 
iv Catharine Sephrony Huff, b June 13, 1850; d May 3, 1S93 ; 
m May i, 1873, John Snider. Issue: Sevilla Snider, 
m Frederick Yeucomb; Phoebe Snider; three others. 
v James Frederick Huff, b June 28. 1853. 
vi Elizabeth Rosannah Gipson Hufl, b June 25, 1856; m 
Dec. iij 18S2, Charles Barry, who d Mar. 30, 1S90. 
Issue: Frances Edith Barry, b Oct. i, 1883; Alexan- 
der A. Barry, b Dec. 19, 1SS6. 

Casper Van Dusen and Hannah Mary Shorts of Sophiasburg, 
Prince Edward Co., Ont. : b there June 4, 1815 ; d Oct. 3, 1895 '> 
m Sept. 30, 1835, Debor.\h Ferro Davis; b March 3, 1819; d 
Jan. 27, 18S7; dau of James Davis and his first wife, Anna 
Rightmyer, the dau of William Rightmyer and Deborah Ferro 
(See Miscellaneous and Related FamiHes for Davis and Right- 
myer families and intermarriages). They were married at 
the residence of Valentine and Elizabeth Grant Rightmyer, by 
the Rev. Thomas Demorest. Wesleyan minister (See Miscel- 
laneous and Related Families for Demorest connection), and 
resided until the Spring of 1855 on the old homestead at So- 
phiasburg, which he inherited from his father. This property 
he sold on March 26, 1855, to Nathaniel Niles for ;!C4oo- H.e 
then moved to Brighton Township, Northum.berland County, 
where he purchased a farm of fifty acres, in the fourth conces- 
sion, near Hilton. He improved this property and erected 
substantial buildings upon it; all of which he subsequently 
lost. About i860 he moved from Hilton to the village of 
Brighton, where he remained until after the death of his vv'ife 
in 1887. She was buried at Hilton, near her only dattghter, 
Adaline, and her mother-in-law, Hannah Mar>' Shorts Van 

264 Van Deursen Family 

Dusen. Mr. Van Dusen died at Madison, Wis., and was buried 
there m the plot of his son, Augustus. He was bv occupation 
a famier and carpenter. 

691 i Austin, b Jan. 22, 1837; m Nov. 27, i860, Pheb- 

ii Adaline, b Jan. i, 1840; d Apr. 18, 1861 ; m Aug. 22 
1858, Sylvester Richmond, Jr., of Hilton, Ont " 
where they res. Issue: vSanford Richmond, h 
Dec. 21, 1S60. Mr. Richmond married again, and 
moved to Michigan, where he lost his life in one of 
the great forest fires. 

692 iii Albert Harrison, b Apr. 9, 1842; m (ist) Aug. 26. 

1865, Jaennette Waite; (2d) Oct. 18, 1893, Sarah 
Elizabeth (Tetft) Van Winkle. 

693 IV Addison, b Sept. 27, 1844; m July 22, 1866, Janev 

V Anson, b Jan. 28, 1847; d Feb. 12, 1878, in Wiscon- 
sin; m Nov. 9, 187 1, Maria Paul of East Bloom- 
field, N. Y., who d Feb. 12, 1873, at Canandaigua, 
N. Y., iiear where she is buried. He was a mem- 
ber of Eagle Lodge No. 619, F. A. M., Honeoye, 
Ont. Co., N. Y. He was bur in a cemetery at 
Wyoming Valley, Iowa Co., Wis., and in 1908 hi.s 
brothers, Addison and Absalom, erected a tomb- 
stone over his grave. No children. 

694 vi Augustus, b Nov. 3, 1849; m Jan. 16, 187 1, Sarah E. 

Flop kins. 

695 vii Absalom, b Oct. 18, 1855; m Oct. 22, 1878, Sarah 

Elizabeth Lockman. 

yiii Alvin, b May 23, 1858; unmarried. 

'X Abda Lincoln, b Aug. 7, 1S60; m Sept. 5, 1895. Paul- 
ine Gohlke, dau of Augustus Gohlke and Wilhel- 
mine Daunene or Duane, of Berlin, Germany. 
They adopted a child, Esther Marion, b Dec. 7. 
1903; res Madison, Wis., in 191 1 Los Angeles, Cal. 
He is a member of Madison Lodge No. 5, F. and 
A. M. ; Madison Chapter No. 4, R. A. M.,; Mad- 
ison Council No. 3, R. and S. M., and of Robert 
Macoy Commandery No. 3, K. T. 

389 ROBERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (204) Robert Van 
Deusen and Marytje Krein (Crane) of Columbia Co., N. Y.: 
b Feb. 2, bp at Livingston Apr. 30, 17S2 ; m a 1S05, Marg.\RET 

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Res: Fairville, Wayne Co., N. Y. Oc: Miller. 

i Maria, b a iSoS; m F'rancis Rosencrans. 

ii Phebe, b a iSii ; m Jacob DeVritt. 

iii Nancy, b a 1815 ; ni Sylvenas Bartlctt. 

iv Elizabeth, b a iSiS; m "William Q. Adams. 

696 V Robert, b Feb. 9, 1821; m Sept. 22, 1S40, Phebe 


697 vi Hiram, b in 1S23: m July 3, 1S43, Elizabeth Deady. 
vii Margaret, b a 1826; m (ist) John Bloom; (2d) ....'. 

Broom ; (3d) Van Valkenburg. 

viii John H., b in 1830; m Cynthia Brower. He served 
in Comp. A, i6oth N. Y. Vol. Inf. Enlisted Aug. 
26, 1S62; discg. as Sergt. Nov. i, 1S65. Reed 
gun shot wound in rt. leg at Ft. Bisland, La., Apr. 
12, 1864; d July 15, 1897 (Pen. Ctf. 265,357). 

698 ix Stephen, b May i, 1S33 ; m (ist) in 1855, Mary Eliza- 

beth Legg; (2d) April 15, 1871, Alvira D. Philips. 

390 MARKS VAN DUSEN, son of (204) Robert Van 
Deusen and Mary'tje Krein (Crane); b March 8, 17S8, at An- 
cram, Col. Co., N. Y. ; d Feb. 11, 1869; m (ist) a 1S08, Mary 
Cline, who d April 11, 1853; (2d) Jan. 13, 1856, at Pompey, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y., by Jaiiiis P. Smith, Sarah Ann Fox. 
He served in the New York Militia during the war of 1812 
from May 1814 to Nov. 1814 (B. L. C. ; wid pen. ctf. 19,334; 
last paid Mar. 4, 1S82). 

Res: Ira, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 

Children, all by first wife: 

699 i Norman, b Feb., iSio; m April 21, 1S35, ^lar^- 

ii Peter, b Dec, 181 1. 

700 iii Henr^^ b Mav 10, 1814; m Oct. 10, 1848, Catharine 

Willard or 'Williams. 

iv Louisa A., b May 8, 1S16; m Andrew N. Rindbonk. 

V Robert, b at Ancram Jan., 1818; m Cordelia Durkee. 

vi John, b Apr. 19, 1821; d Dec. 28, 1902; m Sept. 23, 
1852, Minerva Willard; they res at Cato, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y. ; oc fanner. Issue: Fred M., b Aug. 
29, 1S58; m Carrie Phelps; Nellie C, b Nov. 4, 
1861; m Charles Squyer; William H., b Jan. 4, 
1867; m May 30, 1900, Grace M. Hapeman. 

vii Bradly, b May 24, 1825, at Fabius, Onondaga Co., 
N. Y. ; m Mary Coplin; res at Hannibal, Oswego 
Co., N. Y. 

266 Van Deursen Family 

viii David G., b Aug. 23, 1830, at Fabius; m Jan. i, 
1857, Rosena Arnold; no ch. He was Second 
Lt' in Comp. D, 147th New York Vol. Inf.; killed 
in action at Gettysburg, Pa., July i, 1863 (wid. 
pen. ctf. 31.372). 

391 SOPHIA (Fietje) VAN DEUSEN, dau of (205) 
George Van Deusen and Eva Bresee; b Dec. 27, 1780; bp 
at Clav. Feb. 4, 1781; m a 1S04, Cornelius Pulver; b Feb. 
4, bp at Clav. Dec. 27, 17S0. 


Michael Pulver, bp at Copake Nov. S, iSoS; sps Michael 

Pulver, Elizabeth Bresie. 
Semer Pulver, bp at Copake Mar. 18, 1811; sps John D. 

Maccartie, Hannah Rose. 
Polly Pulver, b Nov. 25, 1812; bp at Churchtown Jan. 

31- 1813. 
Samuel Pulver, b May 11, bp at Churchtown Sept. 12, 

v Lorinta Pulver, b Oct. 5, 1S22; bp at Churchtown Feb. 

2, 1823. - 

392 JOHN G. VAN DEUSEN, son of (205) George Van 
Deusen and Eva Bresee of Copake; bp there Aug. 1^2, 1783: 
d May 14, 1852; m at Copake May or Aug. 14. 1809, "by one 
Birdsell," Justice of the Peace, Phebe Van Deusen; b Mar. 

18, 1794- ' , 

John G. Van Deusen served in the War of 1S12 as Corporal 
in Capt. Ira Gale's Company, Lieut. Colonels Smith and Vos- 
burgh, New York Militia. 

Res: Phelps, Ont. Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i Lary (Laura), b June 28, 181 1; bp at Churchtown, 
Feb. 23, 1812. 
George, b Jan. 11, bp at Churchtown, June 6, 1813. 
Pollv (Marv), b Mav 7. 181 5- 
Harvy, b Dec. 2, 1S18; unm in 1850; oc carpenter; 

res Phelps, N. Y. (Census). 
Spencer, b Oct. 7, 1820. 
Jane, b Julv 15, 1S22. 

John, b Mar. 4, 1S24; m Dec. 31, 1848, Mary Bently. 
Hiram H., b Mav 16, 1826. 

Elizabeth Jane, b Oct. 31, 1827; m Feb. 6, 1S51, 
James Garlock. 











Seventh Generation 267 

703 X William H., b July 28, 1S29; m in 1850, Harriet L. 

xi James, b Nov. 19, 1S33 ; m Matilda x\rnold. 

393 CORNELIUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (205) George 
Van Deusen and Eva Bresee of Copake, N. Y. ; b Feb. 20, 
1785; m at Kinderhook, Dec. 24, iSio, Maria McCagg, who 
d before 1S72. 

He served in the War of 1812 as Orderly Sergt. in Capt. 
Henry Van Vleck's Co., Col. Jacob R. Van Rensselaer's 47th 
Regt. of Nev/ York Militia. 

Res: 1851-55, LeRoy, Genesee Co., N. Y. ; was in Phila- 
delphia in 1872. 

Children, bp at Kinderhook: 

704 i James, b May 9, bp May 21, 181 2; m June, 1844, 

Sophia Smith. 
ii Elizabeth, b xVpr. 20, bp June 5, 1S14. 
iii Margaret, b Oct. 4, bp Dec. 7, 181 7. 
iv Matthew, b Nov. 3, 1821 ; bp Jan. 19, 1822. 

V Isaac, b 1830; m Josephine ; res Philadelphia, 

Pa.-f in 1872. 
vi ~ Franklin, b 1833; d unm July 14, 1900; served as 
private in Company H, i4ot'h Nev/ York Vol. Inf. 

394 ROBERT G. VAN DEUSEN, son of (205) George 
Van Deusen and Eva Bresee of Copake; b Mar. 15, bp at 
Copake May 29, 1791; m a 1812, Elizabeth Smith, who d 
Jan. 16, 1895. In 1850 they were residents of Greenport, 
Suffolk Co., N. Y., where he was engaged in farming. 


i Catharine Maria, b Jan. 18, bp at Churchtown Feb. 
18, 1S14; sps John F. Smith, Catharine Haber; 
m at Livingston Sept. 14, 1842, William Walter 
Raynor of that place. Issue: Jacobus Raynor; 
Amandy Raynor; Elthed Raynor; Link Raynor. 

705 ii George R^ b Oct. 30, bp at Liv. Dec. 31, 1815; sps 

parents; m Mar. 4, 1839, Hannah Barringer. 

706 iii John R., b Sept. 17, bp at Liv. Oct. 20, 1S17; sps 

parents; m Nov. 25, 185 1, Abigail Duntz. 

707 iv Peter R., b Sept. 6, bp at Liv. Oct. 17, 1819; sps 

parents; m a 1844, Catherine Smith. 

V Jane, b Apr. 30. bp at Liv. May 26, 1820 ; sps parents ; 

m Robert Hallenbeck. issue: Laura Plallen- 
beck, m Charles Plass; Martha Maybern,- Hallen- 
beck; Martha Hallenbeck, m Jacob Decker; Anna 
Hallenbeck; Myron Hallenbeck. 

^68 Van Deursen Family 

vi Stephen, b Feb. 21, bp at Liv. May 11, 1823; sps 
parents; unmarried. 

vii Christina, b Apr. 7, bp at Liv. Aug. 7, 1825; sp? 
parents; d Mar. 19, 1S77 ; m May 29, 1S55, at Gkn- 
dale, Nelson Hallenbeck; b Nov., 1830; d Sept. 6, 
1892. Issue: Charles W. Hallenbeck, b 1861; 
d Aug. 18, 1881 ; Mary Hallenbeck, b 1867 ; d Jan. 
14, 1885. 

708 viii Allen R., b Oct. 16, bp at Liv. Dec. 31, 1826; sps 

parents; m Oct. 27, 1849, Catherine Sheldon. 
ix Robert R., b June 5, bp at Liv. Aug. 23, 182S; sps 
parents; m (ist) Sept. 29, 1858, Henrietta Snyder, 
. who d Aug. 29, 1888; (2d) Dec. 18, 1890, Eva M. 
Bathrick; res Livingston; oc farmer. Issue: Mag- 
gie, b June II, 1862; m Nov. 26, 1879, Wesley 
Hamm; Mary, b June 13, 1865; m Mar. 16, 1887, 
Wesley Hamm. 

709 X Leonard, b Apr. 26, bp at Liv. Sept. 9, 1830; sps 

parents; m Nov. 29, 1866, Clarissa Smith. 
xi Elizabeth, b Mar. 20, bp at Liv. Nov, 4, 1832; sps 

parents; d y. 
xii 'Herman, b in 1834 ;m Aug. 30, 1S55, Frances Ackley. 
xiii Helen, b 1836; unmarried, 
xiv Elias, b 1838; unmarried. 

395 NICHOLAS G. VAN DEUSEN, son of (205) George 
Van Deusen and Eva Bresee of Copake; b there Mar. 23, and 
bp May 2t,, 1796; d Feb. 9, 1855, at Martindale, N. Y.; ma 
1818, Elizabeth Niver, b Feb. 12, 1S04; d Oct. 7, 1871. 

Res: Claverack in 1850; later, Martindale, Col. Co., N. Y. 
Oc : Farmer. 


710 i Henrv, b at Ancram, Apr. 30, 1821; bp at Ghent, 

N.'Y., Oct. 6, 1825; m Mar. 18, 1858, Hannah J. 

711 ii George, b Apr. 22, 1822; m a 1845, Elizabet Miller. 

712 iii Matthew, b May 18, 1824; m Dec. 21, 1S46, Catha- 

rine C. Van A'^alke^iburgh. 
iv Andrew, b Sept. 16, 1826; d Sept. 18, 1903; m Jan. 
4, 1863, Mary Snyder; res Nortonhill, Greene Co., 
N. Y.; oc farmer. Issue: Cora, b Mar. 26, 1S65; 

m Apr. 25, 18 Zebulon Hunt; Charles A., 

b Mar. 2, 1871; d Aug. 20, 1899. 

713 V Nicholas, b at Claverack Jan. 8, 1829; m Feb. I, 1864. 

Emerette Barnes. 

Seventh Generation 269 

^' "^tert '^''^' '^' '^^° = ^^^?- '' 1 888 ;m Laura J. Hul- 
vii David, b in Claverack Jan. 22, 1832; m Nov. 19. 
i8:,7. Margaret Raught; res Ghent; oc farmer 
Issue: Ellen b Dec. 7, 1858; m Dec. 7, X 
Reuben M. Allen; res Ghent, N. Y.; Gamer A 
... ^ ^ ^Ir-. ^'. '^^^' ^^^^y C, b Sept. 14. 1863 
bamuel Hagadorn. 
ix Sarah Augitsta, b Nov. 6, 1837; m William Clark; 
res J^ee, Mass. 

' 'tmTiher''^^-^°'^'^'=^^ 

''' " ^°S:.tpaug?.^" ^' '''^-' "^ '^''- '^' ^'''' cy- 

""" ^''rT'p?', ^ '^^^XT^?; '^^'' "^ Elizabeth Stickles; 

res Plulmont N. Y.; served in Co. K, 30th NeW 

^ork \ol. Inf., June i, 1861 to June 18, 1863- 
__ mustered out as corporal (Ctf. 916 ^^6) 
xm Alvma, b July 9 1843; m Eugene Ramsdell; res 

Rensselaer\'ille, N. Y.; no ch 
XIV Charles b Sept. 2 i846;m Ma^. 2, 1872, Mary Jane 

Rifenburgh ; res Ghent, N. Y. ; no ch 

715 XV Malmda, b at Martindale, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1849- m 

Dec. 25, 1872, George Rote. 

396 MATTHEUS (G) VAN DEUSEN, son of (205) 
George Van Deusen and Eva Bresee of Copake; b Oct. 20 bp 

o th?s fWi \^ ^^^^.^°' ^^74. aged 64. The members 
ot this family are bur at Churchtown 

716 i John C. b June 16, 1827; m Jan. 21, 1850, Helen 

Rachel Rossman. 
ii Jacob, b 1S35. 
iii Mary A., b 1841. 
iv Sarah, b 1S43. 

V William, b Sept. 18, 1846; d July 3, 1847. 

VI Allen, b 184S. ^ ^ ^^ 

MptlU ^J'^-^n ^^°P^''^' ^^'^y^ ^^^ DEUSEN, dau of (206) 
Mathew Van Deusen and Catharina Livingston; b April 15 
bpat Copake June 7, i787;ma 1S05, Abraham Kilmer '' 


' ^loh.f'n''; ^P ^t^opake July 4, 1806; sps Conrad 
bchut, Dortee Van Deusen. 

270 Van Deursen Family 

ii Eliza Kilmer, bp at Copake Apr. 14, 180S; sps Peter 

Kelmar, Cornelia Van Deusen. 
iii Adam Kilmer, bp at Copake Aug. 18, 1810; sps John B. 

and Sophia Van Deusen. 

398 NICKLAS VAN DEUSEN, son of (206) Mathew Van 
Deusen and Catharina Livingston; b Sept. i, bp at Copake 
Oct. 31, 1795; d 1859; bur at Copake; m a 1817, Elizabetii 
AVoodbeck; b Jtily 22, 1791. 

Res: 1850, Mt. Washington, Berkshire Co., Mass. 

717 i Martin, b Aug. 14, bp at Churchtown Oct. 17, 1819; 

m a 1840, Lovina Jones, 
ii John, b June 23, bp at Churchtown Dec. 22, 1821. 
iii Polly, b July 11, 1831 ; d Nov. i, 18S8; bur in Copake 

iv Rachel, b in 1S33. 
V James, b in 1835, in Mass. 
vi Catherine, b in 1838, in Mass. 
vii Almira, b in 1842. 

399 JOHN B{ARENT) (Johannes) VAN DEUSEN, son 
of (208) Barent Van Deusen and Fytje Holenbeek of Copake; 
b Jan. 15, bp at Claverack March 11, 1787; m a 1811, Cath- 
erine VosBURGH, who was b in 17 89. 

John was a soldier of the War of 181 2. He served as Adju- 
tant in the 73d Regt., New York Militia, 1814, and was a Cap- 
tain in the 165th Regt. in 181 8. He was admitted a member of 
the Dutch Reformed Church at Copake Oct. 17, 1808, and 
was Deacon of that church May 22, 1809, 1811, 1815, 1S17 
and May 15. 181 9. At some time subsequent to this he re- 
moved with his family from New York State to i\Iassachusetts, 
and was living in 1S50 at West Stockbridge, in that State, 
where he followed the occupation of farming, He d Dec. 12, 
1870, his will being probated May 3, 1871. 

Children, bp at Copake, N. Y.; 
i Syboica, bp May 8, 1S12. 

718 ii Cyrus Bernard, bp Mar. 13, 1813; m a 1846, Rachel 

iii Cynthia, bp Feb. 4, 181 5. 
iv James Lansing, bp Jan. 25, 181 7. 
v Martha, bp Dec. 25, 1819. 
vi Marv', bp Jan. 10, 1823. 
vii Lazarus, bp Nov. 21, 1824; m Rachel Ann • 

and had issue: Cynthia, b Jan. 19, 1847; Edgar, 

b Sept. 25, 1848. 

Seventh Generation 271 

viii Lovina, bp Dec. 15, 1826; m Oct. i, 1845, Aaron B. 

ix Amanda, bp Aug. 12, 1828; m Aug. 29, 1S49, Edwin 

X Christiana, bp Apr. 11, 1830. 

400 RICHARD (DERICK*) VAN DEUSEN, son of (208) 
Barent Van Deusen and Fytje Holenbeek of Copake, N. Y. ; 
b Mar. 26, bp at Copake Apr. 10, 1790; d Dec. 20, 1849; m by 
Justice of the Peace Bagley, Jan. 3, 181 2, to Clara Vos- 
BURGH. He served in the War of 1812, from Sept. i, 1814, to 
Dec. I, 1814, as a drummer in Capt. Conrad Wiley's Comp., 
Col. Van Dolson's Regt., New York :^Iihtia. His will, dated 
Nov. 16, 1849, v,\as probated Jan. 28, 1850 (Wid. Pen. ctf. 3352). 

Res: Copake. 

Children, some bp at Copake: 

719 i Ambrose, bp Mav 31, 1812; m a 1835, Mariah Win- 


720 ii Lewis Richard, bp May 2, 1814; m a 1840, Phebe 


iii Darius; b in 1815; m a 1840, Perline ; b m 

' 1 81 6. Issue: Lydia Ann, b in 1844. Res m 
i860 at Copake. 

iv Marilla, m James Lampman. 

V Clarinda, bp Mav 22, 1819; m Levi Melius. 

vi Sabrina, bp July 12, 1821 ; d prior to 1S74; m George 
Langour. ' Issue: Melvin Langour; Walter Lang- 
our; Christina Langour; Cline Langour. 

vii Phebe, b a 1823 ; m Walter Shaver. 

viii Christiana, bp Oct. 10, 1825; m James Sheldon. 

ix Maria, bp Jtme 12, 1827; m Peter A. Williams. 

X Junius, bp Feb. 28, 1S29; d prior to iS74;m Lavma 
Issue; Hidreda, b in 1851. 

xi DeHla, m Brady. 

xii Catharine; d prior to Dec, 1849, aged 38 years; m 
Sept. 29, 1845, William N. Northrup; b^Nov. 3, 
1824, at South Dover, Dutchess Co., N. Y.; d 
June I, 1885, at his home at Copake. After 
Catharine Van Deusen 's death he married again, 
Sept. 21, 1 86 2, Harriet Simons, dau of Titus 
Simons; she d Mav 24, 1S77. Issue: Mordecai 
Northrup, b Jan. 13, 1847, at Copake; was edu- 
cated for a clergyman; d at Copake Aug. 2, 1876; 

*Derick or Dirk or Dirck are not the Dutch of Richard, but abbreviations of Theo- 
dcrick or Theodore. The above translation is, however, a very usual one. 

272 Van Deursen Family 

William Northrup, b May 20, d June 20, 1S49; 
Annie E. Northnip. b Oct. 28, 1851; at Pavilion. 
Greene Co., N. Y.; m Oct. 30, 1872, E. D. Xiver, 
merchant at Hudson, N. Y. ; Man- Northrup 
(The Northrup Genealogy, p. 318).' It will be 
noticed there is a discrepancy between the dates 
of the above. The last two children are said to 
be born after the date of Catherine's death, and 
before the second marriage of William N. Northrup. 
xiii Olive; d prior to 1874; m Samuel Cook; had dau, 
Olive Gee Cook. 

401 PHEBE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (208) Barent Van 
Deusen and Fytje Holenbeek; bp at Copake March 10, 1793; 
m a 1820, David McArthur. She was received as a member 
of the Dutch Reformed Church at Copake, on confession of 
faith, Oct. 16, 1819. 

Res: Columbia Co., N. Y. 

i Nelson McArthur, b in 1823; bp at Copake in 1824; sps 

parents. ■' 
ii Hannah Catherine McArthur, bp at Copake Feb. 18, 1826. 

402 SAMUEL VAN DEUSEN, son of (208) Barent Van 
Deusen and Fytje Holenbeek; b May 26, bp at Copake Aug. 
9, 1795; m there May 15, 1818, Phebe Drum. He enlisted 
in Sept., 1814, in Cap't. Rossman's Comp., New York Militia, 
War of 1812, and "marched with said company to Kinder- 
hook in route to Plattsburg where orders met them to return 
as the battle had been fought." On April 26, 1870, his 
widow filed a Bounty Land Claim (109,930) reporting death 
of husband on June 11, 1S69. 

Res: Census of 1S50, Copake, N. Y. Oc: Laborer. 

i Peter, b 1821; m a 1855, Lucinda ; res 1850, 

Copake, N. Y.; oc carpenter. Issue: Henri, b 1858. 
ii William, b in 1828. He enlisted at Nassau, N. Y., Nov. 
6, 1861, as Corporal in Co. H, 7th New York Vol. Cav.. 
and mustered out with Co. Mar. 31, 1862, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. No further record. 
iii Nelson, b in 1840. 

403 WILLIAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (20S) Barent Van 
Deusen and Fvtje (Sophia) Holenbeek of Copake ; bp there 
Aug. 8, 1797; d there Dec. 16, i8S6;m July 25, 1817, Chris- 

Seventh Generation 273 

TINA Veley, b Jan. 7, 179S; d June 11, 1872. He served 
nine days in the War of 1812, Aug'iS. 1S14. to Aug "5 1814 
as a Lieut, in Capt John I. Martin's Company, Col Van Dot 
son s Regt., New ^ ork Militia. He stated that he wrs d? - 
charged because there were ' ' too manv officers. ' ' He march- 
ed from Hudson to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he was disch^JJed 
(Bounty Land Claim for 160 acres 75,357) ^^^^^irgea. 

Res: Copake. Oc: Farmer. 


i Arabella, b Apr. 21, bp at Churchtown" Sept. 12 
18 19: m H. S. Husted; res LeRoy, Genesee Co.,' 

721 ii Albert, b Feb. 22, 1821, at Hillsdale; m Mar 6 iSco 

Dorothy Harris. ' ^ ' 

iii Lucinda "b Apr. 6, 1823; m Egbert Webster of 
Hillsdale; res in 1872 Gt. Barrington Mass 

722 ly Charles William, b Apr. 3, 1825; m Feb. 21; "18.-4 

Catherine M. Plass. ^^' 

723 V Linus, b June 26, 1S27, at Copake; m Dec it 1S60 

Agness Smile v. ^' 

vi Eunico b Feb. 20, 1S30 ; m Wm. McFarlin of Amenia 

- N. Y.; res Copake, N. Y. 
vu Eveline, b Sept. 28, 1832; not mentioned in 1S72 
via Jennie, b Feb. 6, 1S35; ^'as a Dist. School Teacher in 

i860; m Mar. 10, 1890, Edward H. Fitch of Park 

Rapids, Mmn.; no children. 
ix Ambrose, b July 21, i S3 7; not mentioned in 1872 
x_ Aaron, b Sept. i, 1S39 ; named in Census of i860 
XI Loron, b May 11, 1S42; served in Comp. K, 128th 

Regt., New York Vol. Inf., 1862; d at Baton 

Rouge, La., Oct. i, 1863 ; mother was a pensioner 

(Ctt. 168,300). 

Barent Van Deusen and Phoebe (Fytje) Holenbeek- b at 
Copake Jan. 21, bp as Harry May 4, 1800; d at Hudson N 
y., Feb. 17, 1887; m (ist) March 12, 1825, Mary Ann Bost- 
wiCK, b May 23, 1S03; d April 2, 1856; (2d) Dec. 22 18.-8 
Mary E. House, b April 21, 1837; d Nov. 14, 1S99 ' 
Res: Hudson, N. Y. Oc: Grocer. 
Children, by first wife: 
i Julia Augusta, b Aug. 20, 1826; m Dec. 28, 1848, Alfred 

Dudley Hoyt. 
a Mary Louisa, b June 3, 182S; m July 2, 1S50, Philo Mc- 

274 - Van Deursen Family 

iii Phoebe, b June lo, 1830; d same vear. 

iv Sidney Bostwick. b May 24, 1S36; d Aug. 2, 1S47. 

V Cecelia, b Oct. 22. 1S3S'; d Apr. 2S, 1S56. 
By second wife: 

vi Emily, b Dec. 3, 1S65, at Carthage Landing, Dutchess Co.. 
N. Y.; m Sept. 3, 1S90, Pirie MacDonald. Thev res 
in New York City, where Mr. MacDonald is a photo- 
grapher. Issue: Jesse MacDonald, b July i, 1892. 

405 CAROLINE VAN DEUSEN. dau of (20S) Barent 
Van Deusen and Fytje Holenbeek; bp at Copake Feb. 21, 
1802 ; m a 1821, Richard Vosburgh. 

Children, bp at Copake: 
i Phoebe Vosburgh, bp Oct. 24, 1S22. 
ii VVilHam Vosburgh. bp Dec. 5, 1S24. 
iii Bernard Vosburgh, bp Jan. 18, 1S27. 
iv Samuel Vosburgh, bp Feb. 14, 1829. 

406 FREELOVE (Frans) VAN DEUSEN, dau of (209) 
John Van Deusen and Marytje (Polly) Decker of Copake; 
b Oct. 25, 1793-rbp at Claverack Feb. 2, 1794, m a 1815, 
Henry Vosburgh. 


i Gennie Vosburgh ; m Kip. 

ii Welthy Vosburgh; m Loomis. 

iii Delia Vosburgh. 

407 JACOB 1. VAN DEUSEN, son of (209) John Van 
Deusen and Marytje Decker of Copake, N. Y. ; b Nov. 8, 1799; 
m (ist) in 1818, Carolina Sanford; (2d) Catherine Wol- 
COTT, dau of Francis J. and Laura Wolcott, who d Nov. 4, 
1825; (3d) in 1826. Laura Wolcott, sister of Catherine, who 
d without issue Mar. 15, 1S27, aged 21 years; (4th) Mar. 16, 
1828, Hannah Van Deusen. dau of (213) Tobias Van Deu- 
sen and Catherine Lampman; bp Apr. 29, 1S08; d Feb. 17, 

Mr. Van Deusen was a v.^ealthy fanner and stock-raiser. 
He resided at Copake and died there Jan. i, 1855. 

Children, by first wife: 
724 i Milo Sanford, b Sept. 29, 1820; m (ist) in 1840, 
Sally Ann Miller; (2d) Mar. 22, 1869, Sarah A. 
By second wife: 

ii Freelen, b July 28, 1823; m Sept. 22, 1851, Cath- 
erine Williams; res Copake; oc farmer. Issue: 

Seventh Generation 275 

Frank, b Mar. 2, 1853 ; m Josephine Makely ; Fred, 
b Apr. 17, 1868; living unm in 1904. 
By fourth wife: 

iii Jane, b Sept. 22, 1S30; d Aug. 22, 1877; m Jan. 4, 
1849, Charles N. Parks; res Greenport, N. Y. 

725 iv Julia, b Jan. 20, 1832; m Jan. 16, 1850, Sylvester 


V Fannie, b Jan. 8, 1834; m Oct. 18, 1853, Peter N. 

Hollenbeck; res Greenport. 

726 vi Lester, b Oct. 8, 1835; m Oct. 4, 1858, Lydia A. 

vii Marvin, b Aug. S, 1838; unm; res Copake. 
viii Prudence, b May 20, 1S40; m (ist) in 1S6. ., George 

Burtin ; (2d) Albert L. Curtis ; no ch ; res Milwaukee, 

ix Luddington, b May 3, 1S42; d unm. 

727 X Oneitia, b June 23, 1S45; m Mar. 21, 1S66, Patrick 

Henry N orris. 

408 LEVI VAN DEUSEN, son of (209) John Van Deusen 
and Marytje Decker of Copake, Columbia Co., N. Y. ; b Sept. 
4, bp Oct. 10, 1802, at Hillsdale, Col. Co., N. Y.; d Dec. 7, 
1866; m about 1822, Johanna Wolcott. 

Res: Oneida, Madison Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer and Con- 

i Betsey M., b Oct. 4, 1822; m Thompson E. Barnes. 

ii Wadsworth, b Apr. 22, 1826; d in infancy. 

iii Thurston, b Oct. 23, 1S27; m Jan. 4, 1851, at Ver- 
non, Oneida Co., N. Y., Helen Scully. He en- 
listed in Co. C, 32nd Wis. Vol. Inf., Aug. 13, 1862, 
and d Sept. 3, 1864, being struck by lightning at 
Jonesboro, Clayton Co., Ga. (Pen. Ctf. 66,471); 
res of wid 1S94, Phillips, Price Co., Wis. Issue: 
Zoa C, b at Oneida, Madison Co., N. Y., Sept. 12, 
1853; Frances Adella, b at Oneida, Oct. i, 1855; 
Orville, b at Princeton, Green Lake Co., Wis., 
Apr. 6, i860. 

728 iv James Eaton, b Feb. 6, iS29;m Nov. 25, 1866. Mary 

T. Stewart. 

V Polly Ann, b Sept. 26, 1S36; m Charles Asa Brown, 
vi Wells De Clifford, b Mar. 13, 1S43 ; d in infancy. 

vii Wellington, b June 5, 1845 '. ^ Sylvia A. Shattuck. 

409 ABNER VAN DEUSEN, son of (209) John Van 

276 Van Deursen Family 

Deusen and Marytje Decker of Hillsdale; b Feb. 14, bp 
at Copake, N. Y., May 3, 1807; d July 10, 18S1; m (ist) 
at Hillsdale in 1833, Olive Mead, who d Sept. 20, 1S47; (2d) 
a 1S50, LuciNDA or Cyxthl\ Post, who v/as bom in Mass. 
Res: 1850, Mt. Washington, Mass. 
Children, all by first wife, b in Mass.: 
i Leman, b a 1S34. 
ii Richard, b 1835. 
729 iii Ezra, b a 1837 ;m Feb. 21, 1858, Vienna E. Newman. 
iv Levi, b 1842; served in Co. E, 49th Mass. Vol. Inf., 
War of Rebellion, Sept. 19, 1862, to Sept. i, 1S63 
(Inv. Ctf. 979,057) ; res Ashley Falls, Mass. 
V James S., b Mar. 4, 1S44; m Feb. 5, 1880, Josephine 
W. Hollenbeck. He served in Co. H, 91st New 
York Vol. Inf., Aug., 1S64, to June. 1865 (Pen. 
Ctf. 476,462); res Gt. Barrington, Mass.; retired; 
no children. 
vi Delbert, b 1844; served in Co. A, 159th New York 
Vol. Inf., War of the Rebellion; enlisted Sept. 6, 
1862, and was killed in action, Sept, 19, 1864, at 
Opequon,-'Va. His father, Abner, filed applica- 
tion for pension Sept. 2, 1879, (No. 254,745) but 
the claim was never allowed, 
vii Hiiam G., b 1846. 
viii Martha. 
ix Laura. 

410 PHOEBE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (213) Tobias 
Van Deusen and Catherine Lampman of Copake, N. Y. ; 
b there May 22, 1800; d at Salisbury, Conn., March 23, 
1876; m at Copake, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1819, David Mac Arthur; 
b July 30, 179S; d at Livingston, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1859, 

Res: Copake until about 1835, then North Egremont, 

Childre:s, I to 6 b at Copake, 7 to 9 at No. Egremont, 
i Almira Mac Arthur, b Apr. i, 1820; d at Ancram, N. Y., 

J\ine 15, 1 86 1. 
ii Angeline Mac Arthur, b Apr. 10, 1823; d a Copake June 

I, 1851. 
iii Nelson Mac Arthur, b Oct. 7, 1825 ; m Jan. 26, 1851, Jane 
E. Barnett (For descendants of this line see Miscella- 
eotis and Related Families). 
iv James R. Mac Arthur, b Mar. 15, 182S; m Sept. 4, 1S56, 

Seventh Generation 277 

Frances M. Richmond (For descendants of this Hne 
see Miscellaneous and Related Families) 

V Susan Mac Arthur, b Aug. lo. 1S30; m Oct. 24, 1S54, 

>,icholas M. W illiams (For descendants of this hne see 
Miscellaneous and Related Families) 

VI Sarah J. Mac Arthur, b Nov. 10, 1834; m Feb. 14, 18C5 

Charles Saunders (For descendants of this line see 

Miscellaneous and Related Families) 
vii Renselaer A. Mac Arthur, b Oct. 13, 1836; d July 12, 

1863, at Baton Rouge, La., from wounds received at 

battle of Port Hudson. 
viii Freeman T. Mac Arthur, b Nov. 23, 1839; d Sept lo 

188S, atNew YorkCitv. >^ • y- 

ix Mary S. Mac Arthur, b Jan. 2, 1S43. 

411 CHRISTINA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (213) Tobias 
Van Deusen and Catherine Lampman of Copake, N Y • b 
April 4, 1802; m a 1830, Peter WoLcoTT. 


i Erastus Wolcott, b Nov. 21, 1836; m Julv 4, 1S57, Emily 
Langdon; res Chatham, N. Y. Issue: Franklin j 
Wolcott, b Apr. 30, 1S58; Flora Wolcott, b Aug. 30 
1875; in 1898, George Butler. 

11 Catherine Wolcott, b July 29, 183S; m Nov. iS, 1859, J. 
C. Hollenbeek; res Chatham, N. Y. Issue: Loren 
P. Hollenbeek, b Dec. 15, i86i;m Dec. 17, 18S4, Annie 
Perry; Burton S. Hollenbeek, b June 13, 1865: m Sept 
I, 1890, Molly Fitzgerald; Grant E. Hollenbeek, b 
July 17, 1870; m Sept. 8, 1896, Lula Funday; Hattie 
Hollenbeek, b July 31, 1875; "i June 30, 1896, Peter 

412 FREEMAN VAN DEUSEN, son of (213) Tobias 
Van Deusen and Catherine Lampman of Copake, N. Y.; b 
there Feb, 7, bp at Claverack June 30, 1806; d at Blackinton, 
Mass., Jan. 21, 1883; m Dec. 29, 1837, Lucretia Tullar, b 
m Lgremont, Mass., May 22, 1814; d Mav 4, 1888, at Blackin- 
ton, Mass. 

Res: South Lee, Mass. Oc: Milhvright. 


730 i Camilla Eugenia, b Jan. i, 1842; m Oct. i, 1862, 

Edward Wells Blackinton. 

731 ii Pamelia Collin, b Oct. 6, 1S44 ; m Oct. 5, 1870, Albert 
Henry AVillis. 

Paulina Tullar, b Oct. 6, 1844; d Feb. 4, 1907; m 


278 Van Deursen Family 

Nov. 9, 1864, Edwin Carter Sexton; res Palmer, 
Mass.; no ch. 

413 SEYxMOUR VAX DEUSEX, son of (213) Tobias 
Van Deusen and Catherine Lampman of Copake, N. Y. ; b 
Nov. 26, iSio; d a 1880; m at Salisbury, Conn., in 1834, 
Caroline McArthur; b May 11, 18 14. ' 

Res: Hillsdale, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

732 i Mary Etta, b Feb. 15, 1835 ;m Jan. 25, 18^:;, Walter 

B. Ten Broeck. 

733 ii Jeannett, b July 8, 1837; m Dec. 15, 1857, John 

Frederick Collins. 
iii Delila, b Aug. 12, 1840; m Mar. 17, 186S, Ezra Best 
of Egremont, Mass. ; no ch. 

734 iv Almira, b Apr. 16, 1842; m Sept. 2, 1865, James 

V Annie, b Sept. i, 1844; d Sept. 25, 1S70; m a 1S65, 

Henry Hallenbeck of Egremont, Mass. Issue: 

Edward Hallenbeck, b 1869. 
vi Newton Jay, b Nov. 8, 1846; m Emma Powell; no ch. 

735 vii Elizabeth, b Mar. 5, 184S; m Nov. i, 187 1, Frank 

Homer Clemons. 

414 MARIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (213) Tobias Van 
Deusen and Catherine Lampman of Copake, N. Y. ; b there 
May 27, 1816; d Sept. 27, 1874, at Copake; m April 21, 1S32, 
Daniel Haywood. 

Res: Copake, N. Y. 
i Norman Haywood, b Apr. 26, 1S34; m Mar. 23, i86r, 

Amelia E. Austin; res New York City. Issue: Ida 

N. Haywood, b Mar. 12, 1864; m Aug. 27, 1887, D. C. 

ii_ Orin Haywood, b Feb. 3, 1836. 
iii Almira Haywood, b Sept. 13, 1837; m Oct. 13, 1S60, 

Hiram Wright. 
iv Elizabeth Hayv/ood, b July 13, 1839. 
v^ Emma Haywood, b July 25, 1841. 
vi Albert Haywood, b Apr. 5, 1843; m June 6, 1867, Annie 

Brown (For descendants of this line see Miscellaneous 

and Related Families). 
vii Jarvis Haywood, b Feb. 11, 1845; d Dec. 21, 1867. 
viii Elthea Haywood, b Feb. i, 1847; d Apr. 29, 1871 ; m Oct. 

31, 1 866, Edv\'ard Brainard. 

Seventh Generation 279 

ix Lyman Haywood, b Mav 12, 1849. 

X Mary Haywood, b Apr. '29, 1852; m Sept. i, 1S70, Albert 

Hallenbeck; she d Sept. 11, 1871. 
xi Daniel Haywood, b Sept. 5, 1S54. 

415 JAMES NICHOLAS VAN DEUSEN, son of (214) 

Nicholas Van Deusen and Anna Fonda of West Taghkanick, 
Col. Co., N. Y. ; b Oct. 13, bp at Livmgston Nov. 9, 1788; d 
Apr. 22, 1877; bur at Liv.;m at Clav. Dec. 4, 1808, Christina 
PoTZ or Potts, who d June 14, 1876; bur at Liv. They were 
residents of Claverack until 1834; in 1850 thev were living in 

736 i Jane Ann, b Oct. 4, bp at Churchtown Nov. 12, 1809; 

sps Nicholas Van Deusen, Annatje Fonda; m 
June 20, 1829, Charles Caleb Post. 

737 ii Robert James, b Oct. 21, 1811; m a 1S33, Harriet 


iii Elizabeth, b Dec. 21, 1813; m in 1S35, James Camp- 
bell. ^ 

iv Carolina, b Feb. 23, bp at Churchtown Apr. 28, 
1816; d unm Nov. 22, 18S1 ; bur at Livingston. 

V Nicholas, b July 21, bp at Churchtown Sept. 13, 

738 vi Jacob, b Oct. 21, bp at Claverack Dec. 17, 1820; m 

Sept. 26, 1S46, Emeline Plass. 

739 vii Peter, b Mar. 2, bp at Hillsdale Apr. 13, 1823; m 

July 17, 1 86 2, Mrs. Harriet N. Bunce. 
viii Christina, b July 6, bp at Claverack Sept. 4, 1825; m 

at Liv. Dec. 12, 1861, Norman Link of Taghkanick. 
ix Catherine, b Sept. 15, bp at Hillsdale Oct. 30, 1827; 

prob m Nov. 11, 1S49, Reuben Schutt, a farmer of 

Copake; she is bur at Livingston. 
x p:meline, b Apr. 26, bp at Liv. Aug. 24, 1833 ; d July 

_ 18, 1900; bur at Livingston. 
xi Nicholas, b Nov. 26, 1S34, bp at Livingston Jan. 12, 

1835; removed to Berrien Co., Mich. 

416 PETER VAN DEUSEN, son of (214) Nicholas Van 
Deusen and Anna Fonda of West Taghkanick, N. Y.; b July 
29, bp at Livingston Aug. 28, 1791 ; d March S, 18S7; m Oct. 
5, 1830, to Eliza Cuyler at the Reformed Church, Cox- 
sackie, by Rev. Jeremiah Searle. 

Res; 1850, Hudson. Oc: Merchant. 

280 Van Deursen Family 

i John Payson, b 1831. 
ii Edward Cuyler, b 1S33. 
iii Robert, b 1837; d Feb. 10, 1S43. 
iv Peter; d y. 

417 CHRISTINA VANDEUSEN, dau of (214) Nicholas 
Van Deusen and Anna Fonda of West Taghkanick, N. Y.; b 
Dec. II, 1793; bp at Claverack Feb. 2, 1794; d Dec. 16, 1871; 
m May 26, 1810, Peter B. Rossman; b Oct. 30, 1788; d June 
22, 1819. 

Children, bp at Livingston: 

i Caroline A. Rossman, bp Aug. 27, iSii; d Nov. 22, 1856; 
m Mar. 21, 1831, Alfred Wattles, b Mar. 25, iSii; d 
Mar. 17, iSSo. He was a merchant in Hudson, N. Y.. 
under firm name of House and Wattles. Issue: Emily 
C. Wattles, b June i, 1832; d Dec, 1864; m 1852, at 
Mellenville, N. Y., John Metcalf, and had issue: Caro- 
hne A. Metcalf, b Feb. 19, 1855; d Feb. 14, 1857; 
Haidee Metcalf, b Dec. 25, 1857, d May 29, 1859; Kate 
Wattles, b "Dec. 5, 1836; m Jan. 31, 1861, at Church- 
town, Stephen W. Ham, who d May 21, 1894; they had 
issue: Alfred W. Ham, b July 29, 1862; Katherine 
Ham, b Sept. 8, 1874. 

ii Margerete Rossman, b Sept. 21, 1813; d May 22, 1S41; 
m a 1833, Nelson Husted, and had issue: Rossman 
Husted, b Aug. 26, 1837. 

iii Stephen Rossman, bp Sept. 10, 1815; d June 9, 1869; m 
Mar. 4, 1839, by Rev. Augustus Wagenhagen, Mar/ 
Ann Decker. Issue: Mary C. Rossman, b July 6, 
1840; d Feb. 7, i89i;m Aug. 25, 1860, her cousin, Ross- 
man Husted, and had issue: George W. Husted. b 
Oct. 26, 1869. 

iv Peter Matthew Rossman, b Mar. 14, 1817; bp Feb. 16. 
1822 ; was a member of the Sam Houston Regiment lor 
eight years; later, he owned and resided upon a sheep 
ranch in Texas. 

v Cathrina Maria Rossman, b Mar. 22, 1819; bp Feb. 16, 
1822; d at Hudson, N. Y., Dec. 19, 18S5; m Almon 
Snyder b Jan. i, 1818; d Dec. 19, 1888. They had 
issue: Almon J. Snyder, b at Hudson June 11, 1850. 

418 ELIZABETH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (214) Nicholas 
Van Deusen and Anna Fonda of West Taghkanick, N. i-. 
b June 8, bp at Livingston July i, 1798; d May 3, 1874. "^ 

Seventh Gexeratiox 281 

Sept. lo, 1815, at Claverack, Abraham Briggs; b Feb. 27, 

1793; d Aug. 19. 1869. Res at Johnstown, X. Y. 

i Amy Briggs, b June 30, 1S16; d Sept. 4, 1S65 ; m Oct. 31. 
1S37, Henry Stickles. Issue: Elizabeth Stickles/m 
John Decker; res Elizaville, Col. Co., N. Y. ; Walter 
Stickles, m Nettie Van Deusen, dau of Peter Van Deu- 
sen; Mary Livingston Stickles, m Robert D. Stall; 
Harmon Stickles, m Carrie Patrie; res Livingston, N. 
Y.; Charles Stickles, m Horton Seism; Harriet Stickles; 
Alma Stickles; Sarah Stickles, m John Stickles. 

ii Sarah Ann Briggs, b Nov. 3, 1818; m Jan. 31, 1843, Whit- 
ney Stickles. Issue: Abraham Stickles; Lewis Stick- 
les, m Letty Windsor; George Stickles; Esther Stickles, 
d in 1894; m John C. Dinehart; res West Copake, N. 
Y. ; Mary Stickles, m Harvey Boice ; res Stamford, Conn. ; 
Elizabeth Stickles, m Dewitt Varick, res Poughkeep- 
sie, N. Y. 

iii Walter Briggs, b May 31, 1821 ; d Nov. 16, 18S4; m Sept. 
15, 185 1, Martha Elizabeth Jewett of Vernon, Oneida 
Co., N. \"; had one ch, Mary Elizabeth Briggs, b Atig. 
io~ 1853, who m May 20, 1885, Abram Almon Kells 
(res Sheffield, Mass.), and had dau Maud Victoria Kells, 
b Apr. 24, 1889. 

iv Peter Briggs, b June 15, 1823 ; d May 25, 1837. 

V James Briggs, b May 23, d July 24^ 1825. 

419 MARGARET VAN DEUSEN. dau of (214) Nicholas 
Van Deusen and Anna Fonda of West Taghkanick, Col. Co., 
N. Y.;b July 25, 1801; d Feb. 12, 1852; m Aug. 19, 1820, 
Samuel Denyk (Ten Eyck) ; b July 22, 1798; d Dec. 30, 183 1. 

Children, bp at Livingston; sps parents: 
i Mar}^ Ann Denyk, b July 29, bp Sept. 9, 1821 ; d 1893 ; m 

Feb. 22, 1847, Conklin Terry. Issue: Robert M. 

ii Carolina Denyk, b July 31, bp Sept. 30, 1823; m Walter 

iii Robert Denvk, b Jan. 13, bp Aug. 7, 1825 ; d at sea. 
iv Morris Denyk, b Oct. 27, 1827; bp Dec. 30, 1828; d City 

of Mexico Feb. 6, 1870. 

V Elizabeth Denyk, b Nov. 21, 1829; bp Mar. 21, 1830; d, 

July 22, 1839. 
vi Samuel Van Deusen Denyk, b Dec. 28, 183 1 ; bp Jan. 17, 

2S2 Van Deursen Family 

^420 ROBERT NICHOLAS VAN DEUSEN, son of (214. 
Nicholas Van Dcusen and Anna Fonda ; b at Tas^hkanick, Col'. 
Co.. N. Y., Oct. 4, 1S04; d at Stuyvesant, N. Y.,'Oct. 26, 1S63 ; 
m at Livingston Jan. S, 1827, by 'Rev. A. N. Kettle, to Cath.«.-' 
RixE Best. 

Oc: Miller and Merchant. 
Children, bp at Livingston: 
740 i Edwin Holmes, b Aug. 29, bp Nov. 9, 1828; m July 
22, 185S, Cynthia Ann Wendover. 
ii Margaret Ann, b July 21, bp Oct. 24, 1S30; d unm 

Sept. 25, 1857. 
iii Mary Ellen, b Sept. 20, 1832; bp Feb. 22, 1833; m 
Oct. 5, 1870, William Pierson Hazleton; res 1S77, 
Palatka, Fla. 

^421 ANNA CATHERINE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (214) 
Nicholas Van Deusen and Anna Fonda; b Sept. i, 1S07; ni 
July 21, 1832, at Livingston, by Rev. Edwin Holmes, to John 


Res : Ancram. 

i Emeline Rockafeller, b Dec. 9, 1833; bp Apr. 27, 1834, at 

ii Marv^ette Rockafeller. 
iii Alice Rockafeller. 
iv John Rockafeller. 
v Robert Rockafeller. 

Nicholas Van Deusen and Anna Fonda of West Taghkanick. 
N. Y.; b Nov. 18, 1810; d April i, 1901; m July, 1828, Fyte 
Miller, a farmer. 

Res: Dryden, Tompkins Co., N. Y, 
i Nicholas Miller, b Oct. 18, 1828; bp at Livingston Feb. 

3, 1S29; d Oct. 5, 1879; m Louisa E. Rockefeller. 
ii Roetta Miller, b Aug. 12, bp at Liv. Oct. 17, 1S30; m 

Norman Niver. 
iii Ehzabeth Ann Miller, b a 1832; m Dec. 22, 1853, (743) 

Robert Van Deusen of Canaan, Conn, 
iv Eveline Miller, b a 1834; m Orson Luther; res Freeville. 

Tompkins Co., N. Y. 
V Mary Ellen Miller, b May 17, 1837; m Nov. 2, 1S67. 

Samuel Woodford (See' Burhans Gen., p. 442); res 

Fayetteville, Onondaga Co., N. Y. 

Seventh Generation 283 

vi Jonas Fyte Miller, b a 1838; m Serapta Stewart; res 

Cincinnatus. Cortland Co., N. Y. 
vii Frank ^liller, b 1S41 ; unm; member of Co. F, 76tli N. Y. 

Vol. Inf.; enlisted Oct. 11, 1861, at Freeville, X. Y.; 

killed in the second battle of Bull Run Aug. 29, 1862, 

War of the Rebellion, 
viii Oscar Miller, m Emma Jean Williams, 
ix Russel W. Miller, b Sept. 7, 1848; m Katie Rockefeller; 

res Copake Iron Works, Col. Co., N. Y. 
X Stanley Roberts i^-Iiller; m Belle Space. 
xi Carrie E. Miller, b Mar. 24, 1850; m John J. Cole of Dry- 
den, N. Y. 
xii Norman N. Miller, b Oct. 6, 1S58; m Harriet Longcoy; 

res Auburn, N. Y. 

423 LENA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (215) Robert James 
Van Deusen and Barbara Sharp of Livingston Manor; b 
June 30, bp Aug. 4, 1799; d Dec. 4, 1S74; m Aug. 4, 1S16, 
Peter I. Harder; b Jime 30, 1797 ; d Aug. 20, 1870. 

Res: Lockport, 111. 
i John Henry Robert Harder, b Feb. 27, bp at Livingston 

Apr. ^, 1S17; d Dec. 20, 1S67, at Watertown, N. Y.; 

m Sally Wells, 
ii Peter Harder, b Dec. 29, 1819, bp at Livingston Feb. 6, 

1820; d May 30, 1820, in Madison Co., N. Y. 
iii James Harder, b Aug. 31, 1821; m Sarah U. Halbrook; 

res Whitewater, Wis.; living in May, 1906. 
iv Jacob Harder, b Aug. 6, 1823; d Mar. 30, 1883. 
V Richard Harder, b July 11, 1825; m Sept. 22, 1853, Har- 
riet Link of Joliet, 111. ; res Whitewater, Wis. 
vi Theodore Harder, b Oct. 21, 1828; m Sept. 24, 1853, 

Susan A. Billings; res Lockport, 111. 
vii Peter Harder, b Nov. 7, 1830; d May 7, 1834. 
viii Elizabeth Harder, b July 13, 1833; d Sept. 14, 1904; m 

Aug. 29, 1850, Jacob A. Gaul; res Oneida, N. Y. 
ix Herman Harder, b Mar. 17, 1837 ; d in Colorado. 
X Edwin Harder, b Oct. 9, 1S39; d Feb. 14, 1841. 
xi Francis Harder, b Sept. 9, 1841; m Emma Brinkerhoff; 

res Lockport, 111. 
xii Jane Harder, b Feb. 5, 1845 ; m George Stewart; res W^est 

McHenry, 111. 

424 ELIZABETH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (215) Robert 

284 Van Deursen Family 

James Van Deusen and Barbara Shaip, b Oct. 29, 1801; <i 
Jan. 15, 1865; m Feb. 7. 1823, Jacob Gardner. 

Children, bp at Livingston: 
i Robert. Gardner, b Nov. 22, 1823; bp Jan. 4, 1S24. 
ii Elizabeth Gardner, b Feb. 29, bp Mar. 12, 1826. 
iii Albert Gardner, b May 23, bp July 29, 1828. 
iv John Gardner, b July 25, bp Sept. i, 1829. 
V Edwin Gardner, b May 7, bp June 26, 1831. 

425 NICHOLAS R. VAN DEUSEN, son of (215) Robert 
James Van Deusen and Barbara Sharp; b Nov. 23, 1804; d 
Aug. II, 1877; bur at Ashley Falls, Mass.; m June 13, 1S24, 
Hetje (Albertina) Rossman, b Dec. 12, 1805, at Livingstrin. 
N. Y. ; dau of John L Rossman and Catharine Fonda; d Dec. 
8, 1S99, at Falls Village, Conn. 

Res: 1850, Livingston, N. Y. ; later, Salisbury, and Canaan. 
Conn. Oc: Farmer. 


741 i Elizabeth Ann, b Oct. 7, bp at Livingston Dec. 4, 

1825; sps Nicholas Van Deusen, Albertina Ros- 
man;''m a 1840, Robert Decker. 

742 ii Catharine Barbary, b Jan. 16, 1827 ;m May 22, 1S51. 

William Alonzo Waldorf. 
iii Maria Louisa, b May 16, bp at Liv. July 18, 1830: 
m (ist) Jan. 12, 1847, Austin Washburn, who d 
July 10, 1855 ;m (2d) Jan. 16, 1868, Edwin Feller. 
who d Dec. 26, 1893. Issue: William A. Waih- 
burn, b Sept. 4, 1855. 

743 iv Robert, b Aug. 31, 1832; m (ist) Dec. 22, 1853. 

Elizabeth Ann Miller, dau of (422) Maria Albertina 
Van Deusen; (2d) Sept. 15, 1869, Helen Almira 

744 v Nicholas, b Nov. 26, 1834; m Sept. 25, 1854, Saman- 

tha Blodget. 
vi John N., b Apr. 5, 1837; m May 10, 1866, Adeha 

Vosburg of Barrington, Mass. Issue: Minnie. 

b a 1868; m Apr., 1889, Theodore Adams, 
vii Walter, b 1840; d in Rio Janeiro, Nov. 24, 1S75; ni 

Nellie Wilson, 
viii Sarah, b Nov. 10, 1843; m Mar. 22, 1866, Edwin ^^ ■ 

Warner of East Canaan, Conn.; b Aug. 25, rS4^- 

Res: Canaan, Conn.; oc hotel keeper. Issue: 

Walter W. Warner, b June 10, 1875; d Nov. 22. 

1905- . .. 

ix Imogene, b Mar. 22, 1846; d Jan. 6, 1900; m (i^".' 

Seventh Generation 285 

Nov., 1S70, Edward R. Smith of Grafton, Mass.; 
(2d) June. 1879, Nathan Green; res Lime Rock, 

426 ROBERT R. VAN DEUSEN, son of (215) Robert 
James Van Deusen and Barbara Sharp; b Sept. 22^ 1809; bp 
at Livingston; d June 25, 1878; m at Chatauqua, N. Y., by 
Rev. Bennett, May 24, 1834, to EIvira Stewart; b April 10, 
1S14, in Madison Co., N. Y.; d Jime 30, 1891. 

He enhsted Dec. 3, 1862, at Stockbridge, N. Y., in Batty. 
A, ist New York Lt. Art., and was discharged at Washing- 
ton, D. C, June 2, 1863. In 1890 his widow^ Elvira Van 
Deusen, filed application for pension (No. 480,544), 

Res: Michigan City, Ind. Oc: Farmer, and later, law- 


i Mary Elizabeth, b May 4, bp Aug. 2, 1835. 

745 ii Anna Eliza, b Oct. 27, 1837 ;m Oct. 19, 1859, Louis 

P. Gage. 

746 iii Stewart Algernon, b Oct. 29, 1838; m June 11, 1870, 


iv Sarah Maria, b June 25, 1841 ; unm. 

V Henr>' Clay, b Mar. 13, 1843, at Platts Hollow, 
Madison Co., N. Y. ; m May 29, 1873, Helena 
Maria Smith. He w^as Cashier of the Fort Dear- 
born Bank, Chicago; res Michigan City, Ind.; 
served in Co. G, 2d Ohio Vol. Cav., Aug. 22, 1861, 
to Oct. 2, 1S62 (Pen. Ctf. 919,761). 

747 vi Ella, b Jan. 24, 1845; m Aug. 23, 1875, Elisha S. 

vii Robert Scott, b Feb. 14, 1847; killed at the battle 

of Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862; enlisted Nov. i, 

1861, at Morrisville, N. Y., in Co. E, 8ist New 

York Vol. Inf. (J»Iother's pen. app. No. 497,690, 

Oct. 16, 1890, no ctf.). 
viii Jay R., b Jan. 5, 1849; ^^ Dec. 13, 1880, Estelle C. 

Fowler, of Rochester, N. Y.; res Chicago, 111.; no 


748 ix Gerrit Sharp, b Jan. 7, 1851 ; m Nov. 9, 1881, Rachel 

Sloan Condin. 

749 X Estelle, b Sept. 5, 1S53; m Dec. 8, 1872, Edwin C. 

xi Arthur Eugene, b Oct. 27, 1855; m Feb. 22, 1880, 
Cora Agnes Barnard; res Denver, Colo. Issue: 
Alma, b May 22, 1S81. 

2S6 Van Deursen Family 

427 PETER VAN DEUSEN, son of (215) Robert lam- 
Van Deusen and Barbara Sharp; b July 8, iSio; d Dec. r- 
1902; m (ist) Dec. 31, 1S40, Harriet Louisa Foster, wr.' ! 
d Nov. 22, 1S62; (2d) at Lee, Mass., June 18, 1S68, Catharin:-- 
Frances Melissa (Cleveland) Clark (see Cleveland Genea- 
logy, 35.638). 

Res: Canaan, Conn., 1850; Aurora, 111., 1SS2-1907. 
Children, by first v.-ife: 

750 i ^A^ard, b May 10, 1843; rn Jan. 5, 1870, Nancy Eliza 


751 ii Frank, b Apr. 29, iS45;m Jan. 31, 1876, Emma Alice 

Van Deusen, dau of (744) Nicholas Van Deusea 
and Samantha Blodget of Sheffield, Mass. 

428 MARGARET MARIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (215) 
Robert James Van Deusen and Barbara Sharp; bp June 18. 
1815; d 1893; bur Sheffield, Mass.; m Sept. 26, 1835, Jacob 


, Res: Sheffield, Mass. 
i Barbara Vosburgh, b a 1837; m Frank Bacon; res St. 

Paul, Minn. ' 

ii Jerdon Vosburgh, b a 1S39. 
iii Eugene J. Vosburgh, b a 1841; m and had dau, Carrie 

F. Vosburgh who m May 20, 1S91, Dwight F. Peck, 
iv Charles Vosburgh, b a 1843. 
v Catharine Vosburgh, b 1845. 

429 JAMES VAN DEUSEN, son of (215) Robert James 
Van Deusen and Barbara Sharp; b Jan. 9, i8i8, at Johnstown, 
N. Y. ;bp Mar. 21, i8i9;d June 6, 1892 ;m (ist) Nov. 10, 1840, 
Frances Jane Smith, who d Sept. 28, 1865 ;m (2d) Oct. 10. 
1866, Elizabeth Cook of Little Falls, N. Y.; b Nov. 29, 1S29; 
d Feb. I, 1S92. 

Oc: Lumberman and farmer. 
Children, by first wife: 
i Henry Bou^nan, b Feb. S, 1855; m Feb. 20, 1890, Emma 
Miller; res Pittsfield, Mass.; oc merchant. Issue: 
Mary E., b Dec. 20, 1S90; Charles F., b Jan. 8, 1894. 
ii Edward L., b Oct. 15, 1859; m Carrie L. Wilcox. 

By second wife: 
iii Mary Elizabeth, b Jan. 28, 1868; m Richard Epps; res 

City Point, Va., 1905. 
iv Walter Suiter, b Nov. 10, 1872; res Little Falls, N. Y. 

Seventh Gexeratiox 


VnTv) ^^^^R'r^;^\yAN DEUSEN. son of (.16) Robert M. 
Van Deusen and Maria or Pollv Horton; b a iSio- d Ttilv 
1S69; m a 1S35, Sally Ann Wilsox; b 1S13. She resided 
June 30. xSSo, at Phelps. Ontario Co., X. Y.^when she filed 
an application for pension (Ctf. 210,768) on account of ser- 
vices of her son. Henry C, in the Civil War. She named 
children as given in following list. 

i Robert M., b 1S38; was enlisted Oct. 12 1861 in 
Co. D, 8th N. Y. Cav.; discharged for 'disabilitv 
May 9, 1S62, near Winchester, Va.; died before 
752 n. George Wb 1842; m Sept. 7, 1S62, Jennie Sawver. 
m Henry C.._b 1S44; enlisted Jan. 26, 1S64, at Auburn 
N. \., m Co. M, 24th N. Y. Cav.; was captured 
June 7, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Va. ; died Tulv 17 
1S64, at Andersonville, Ga. 
iv Ellen, b 1846; m C. W. Brown. 
v_ Michael, b 1S52; m Nettie Irish. 
VI Graella,J3 1S55; m John Crowe. 

431 FANNY VAN DEUSEN, dau of (217) Adam Van 
Ueusen and Rebecca Jordan of Gvpsum, Ontario Co N 
Y.; b at Hillsdale, Columbia Co., N. Y., Sept. 28, 1708- d 
Feb., 1881; ni May 20, 1819. Azel Throop, son of Benjamin 
Ihroop and Rachel Brower; b in Lebanon, Conn Tan 18 
1792. ■' J ■ 

Res: Port Gibson, Ont. Co., N. Y. 

i Lucy Ann Throop, b Feb. 19, 1820; d July 21, 1849- m 
Dec. 22, 1846, Dalton D. Spraeue. 

11 Ruth Throop, b July 18, 1821 ; d^y. 

iii Elizabeth C. Throop, b Julv i2.'iS22; m Oct 19 1S41 
Stoughton Havv/ard; res Washington, D C ' *+ ' 

IV Joseph Allen Throop, b Feb. 14, 1S27 ; d Julv 19, 1897 • m 
(ist) Jan. 27, 1864, Jane Thompson, dau of Jarnes 
Ihompson of Homer, Mich.; (2d) Hannah Edwards 
dau of Joseph Edvrards. By his first wife he had issue ' 
Augustus Thompson Throop, b Aug. 16, 1S66; m Helen 
M. Eaton; Francis Wyland Throop, b Oct ' i 1867- 
graduate of Cornell Uni\^'. ; m Grace Pauline 'Loscc' 
Walter Scott Throop, b Apr. 16, 1871; m Alice Terrv' 
Benjamin Blackman Throop, b Apr. 7, 1873 Bv 
Hannah Edwards he had issue: Clara Edv/ards 

288 Van Deursen Family 

V William Nelson Throop, b Apr. 6. 1829; d July 10, iSS;- 
m Oct. 27. 1 850, Maria F. Stov/itis. 

vi A\ii;ustus Phelps Throop, h Aug. 21, 1832 ; m in New York- 
City Nov. 23, 1 868, Mary Elizabeth Smilie, dau of 
James Smilie; b Aug. 8, i8'36. He was a homeopathic 
physician and practised in New York. Issue: Wil- 
liam Smilie Throop, b Nov. 28, 1870; d July, 1877; 
Katherine Parker Throop; Frances E I izabe'th Throop.' 

vii Newton Adam Throop, b Apr. i. 1835; m Oct. 16, 1864. 
Belle H. Pierce, dau of B. Carter Pierce and Catharine 
R. Finch of Jay, Essex Co., N. Y.; b Aug. 16, 1836; 
res Chicago, 111. Issue: Katherine R. Throop, b 
Dec. 3, 1865; Fanny Van Dusen Throop, b Mar. 28, 
1868; Ralph Bxichanan Throop, b July 17, 1870; m 
Oct. 18, 1904, Helen Evans of Circleville, Ohio; Bishop 
Judson Throop, b July 12, 187 1; Frances Augusta 
Throop, b Apr. 17, 1873 ; ^ June 19, 1901, Walter Har- 
low Drew, son of Harlow Drew; they had issue: Ben- 
jamin Harlovv' Drew, b Oct. 2, 1903; Willis Parker 
Drew, b Nov. 11, 1905. 

viii Frances Augusta Throop, b June 17, 1S37; d Feb. 19, 
1873 ;m Oct. T4, 1868, Edgar W. Pierce. 

ix Adoniram Judson Throop, b Nov. 28, 1844; m (ist) July 
10, 1878, Anna Hamilton Cooper; (2d) Aug. 21, 1900, 
his cousin, Isabel Granfer Throop, dau of William 
Throop of Palmyra, N. Y.; res Port Gibson, Ont. Co., 
N. Y. Issue by first wife: Edgar Holling Throop, b 
Apr. 13, 1881; m Rosevelt Gilbert; Beatrice Cooper 
Throop, b June 13, 1879; Beulah Bell Throop, b Sept. 
16, 1884. 

432 WILLIAM JORDAN VAN DEUSEN, son of (217) 
Adam Van Deusen and Rebecca Jordan of Gypsum, Ontario 
Co., N. Y.; b Dec. 2, 1808; m a 1830, Gertrude Phillips, 
who was b in 1810. They both died at Clifton Springs, N. Y.; 
he on May 30, 1886, and Gertrude on Apr. i, 1888. 

Res: Gypsum, town of Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y. Oc: 
Farmer. Census 1850. 

i Elizabeth A., b 1835 ;m Dr. Justin Gates of Sacramento. 
Cab; res San Francisco, Cal. Issue: Horatio Frank 
Gates; Alice Maude Gates; Gertrude Elizabeth Gates 
m Judge J. P. Hibbard; Justin Gates; d y. 
ii Nancy L., b a 1838; d y. 
iii William A., b Nov. 3, 1840; m Jan. 6, 1876, Ella Ruden 

Seventh Generation 


res Brookh-n. N. Y. Issue: William Ruden, b Oct 
20, 1879; Elizabeth, b Aug. 10, 1SS2 

IV Susan Lb May i, 1844:111 1867, George Albert Wells. 

v Lucy B., b Jan , 1S46; m 18S0. Edgar H Pierce 

VI Ambrose L., b May 8, 1S4S; m Nov. 13, 1878/ Millicent 
\an Auken. Issue: Alice, b Apr. 11, 1883, at Clifton 
Springs. NY.; Harold Ambrose, b Mar. 5, 1891, at 
r^nelps, N . 1 . 

vii Frank F b May 18. 1S51; m Mar. 4, 1S84, Jennie Mav 
Gar ock; res Clitton Springs, N. Y. Issue': Glvndon 
Garlock, b Sept. 22, 1897; Clifford Jordan, b Mav 27 
1900. ' " 

433 LUCY LOVENA VAN DEUSEN. dau of (217) Adam 
Van Deusen and Rebecca Jordan of Phelps, Ontario Co N 
\.;h there Jan. 14, 1813; d Nov. iS, 1895; m in 1838, Abel 
1. Blackm.^rr; b Oct. 22, iSi:;; d March 29, 1896 

Res: Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y. 


i William/Henry Blackmarr, b July 1 2, 1839 ; m Sarah Jane 

ii Mary Augusta Blackmarr, b Mar. 9, 1S41; m Jan 14 
1863, Charles F. Sternberg. Issue: i. Natalie Stern- 
berg, b Jan. 15, 1864; m June 19, 1888, William Grand- 
m Vought, res Buffalo, N. Y. ; thev have issue: Grand- 
m Sternberg Vought, b June 20, 1S89; John Henrv 
Vought, b July 3, 1S92, and Schuvler Ver Planck 
V ought, b Mar. 16, 1805; 2. Pearl Sternberg, b Oct -2 
1865; 3. Fay Sternberg, b Feb. 19, 1875. 

Ill Charles Van Dusen Blackmarr, b Nov. 15, 1842 ; m Isabel 

434 NANCY VAN DEUSEN, dau of (217) Adam Van Deu- 
sen and Rebecca Jordan of Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y. ; b there 
a 1815; m (ist) a 1825, Joshua Terry, M. D.; (2d) Arthur 
Gould of Ann Arbor, Mich.; (3d) James Hawks, M D 

Children, by first husband: 

I Jane Augusta Terry, m Dr. Moses Gunn, Professor of 

Surgery in Rush College, Chicago, 111. Issue: Glin- 
don Gunn; Walter Gunn; Malcom Gunn; Clara Gunn. 

II Ambrose Fletcher Terr^^ who assumed the name of 

Gould ; m Cyntha Wells. Issue : Frank Gould ; Georc^e 
Gould ; Walter Gould ; Minnie Gould ; Nina Gould. 
By second husband: 
iii Frank Gould. 

290 VAX Deursex Family 

435 JAMES PHILLIPS VAN DEUSEN, son of (2:-- 
Adam Van Deusen and Rebecca Jordan of Ontario Co., N. V 
b in Phelps, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1S21; d at Benton Har:. .^ 
Mich., May 10, 1902; m July 5, 1847, Haxx.\h Eliz.>l Pom;.- 


Res: Benton Harbor, Mich. Oc: Merchant. 
i Nannie, b Apr. 8, 1S4S; m Sept. 17, 1873, Remus Knee- 
land; res Benton Harbor, Mich.; no ch. 
ii James Pomeroy, b May 12, 1854. 
iii Charles Blackmar, b Oct. 6, 1856. 

iv Mary Mintun Kane, b Mar. 16, 1S60; m Nov. i, 1882, Dr. 
Edwin A. Getchell. Issue: Charles Getchell, b Auir. 
13, 18S3; res Benton Harbor, Mich. 

of (2 1 8) William W. Van Dusen and Cathelina De Forest ol 
Albion, Orleans Co., N. Y. ; b at Greenbush, N. Y., Feb. 12. 
1819; d Nov. 28, 1S95, St Minneapolis, Minn. ;m Sept. 9, 1841, 
Martha Cle.mext Prextice. 

Res: Albion, ~N. Y. 

i Henr}- Virgil, b July 15, 1842; d Jan. 26, 1903; m 
(ist) Helen H. Flint of Albion, N. Y., who d July 
8, 1884, at Center Junction, Jones Co., Iowa; (2d* 
Oct. 23, 1885, Lizzie Flint, sister of Helen; she d 
at Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 7, 1894; (3d) at L'- 
Angeles Sept. 10, 1895, ^'^^s. Anna (Mason) ILi-- 
kett. He served during the Civil War in Co. A. 
nth United States Infantry, from Jan. 17, i86.\ 
to Aug. 12, 1862. At the battle of Gaines Mill. 
June 27, 1862, he was wounded in the left shoulder. 
which necessitated the amputation of the arrri 
from the socket (Pen. Ctf. 13,717). His home 
was at Los Angeles, Cal. Issue: Jesse M., b 
Oct. 31, 1886; Henry V. (adopted), b Mar. 6, iSoi. 
753 ii Martha Cathalina, b Nov. 28, 1843; m July 11, 1S67. 
Richard Henrv Jordan. 

iii Sarah Jane, b Sept. 15, 1845 ; d May 30, 1888; m (ist) 
Lvman (Castle, who d at Batavia, N. Y., in iS7>; 
(2'd) in 1880, Willard Steele. She left one dau I'V 
Lyman Castle, who, in 1906, was Mrs. ^^ . "■ 
Crainer of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

437 JOHN D. VAN DUSEN, son of (219) Robert Van 

Seventh Generation- 291 

Deusen and Betsy Shutz; b Dec. 2, iSio; m Jan. 29, 1835, 
Elanor Phebe Velie. 

Res: Ovid, Seneca Co., N. Y. Oc: Boatman. 


754 i John De Witt, b May 30, 1S36; m (ist) a 1S57, Car- 

rie Dimon; (2d) Oct. 6, 1863, Mary E. Collver. 
754a li Helen Louisa, b Aug. 7, 1839; ^ Jan. 1, i860, James 
A. Cass, 
iii Carrie, b Mar., 1840; d July 19, 1S60. 
iv Simeon, b Oct. 2, i84i;m'Aug. 12. 1S6S, Katherine 
Swepaugh; res Bath, N. Y. ; oc Horse dentist. 
Issue: John, b May 24, 1S69, at Ovid, X. Y. ; m 
Anna Wells; res Bath, N. Y. ; oc hotel keeper; 
they have issue: John H., b Oct. 23, 1907. 

(220) Myndert Van Deusen and Maria Lummons of Palatine, 
N. Y. ;ba 1796; m (ist) in 1818, Catharine Levi; and, prob- 
ably, (2d) Sarah Jane Paris. Removed to tov/n of Howard, 
Steuben Co., N. Y., where he was occupied as a Mason. 

Children, bp at Stone Arabia Lutheran Church: 

755 i Levi, b Aug. 9, 1820; m Nov. 12, 1S40, Elizabeth 

ii Frederick, b Sept. 19, bp Sept. 26, 1S21; sps Jenny 

Van Dusen. 
iii Johann, b July 17, bp Nov. 17, 1S22; sps Jchann 

Kring and Dorathea Van Dusen. 
iv Eliza, b Apr. 10, 1825, bp May 14, 1S26; m Andrew 

V William Henry, b May 31, bp June 10, 1827; sps 

Henry T. Loucks and Jenie Frai. 
vi Christina; m Barney Sharp. 

439 HANNAH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (222) Robert T. 
Van Deusen and Catlinje Spoor; b at Clave/ack Sept. 29, bp 
Oct. 26, 1799; d April 17, 1843; t>ur at Claverack; m March 
10, 1825, Peter De La Matter; b March 19, 1796; d 1884; 
son of Claude De La Matter and Elizabeth Harder. 

Res: Claverack. 
Children, bp at Claverack: 
i Jacob Harder De La Matter, b Dec. 31, 1825; bp Mar. 14, 
1826; sps parents; m Apr., 1S59, Mary Jannete Rote; 
they had one child. 
ii Lewis De La Matter, b Jan. 5, bp June 21, 1828. 

292 Van Deursex Family 

iii Elizabeth Ann De La Matter, b July 20, bp Oct. 17, 1S30. 
iv Derick De La Matter, b May 12, bp'Oct. 4, 1832. 

^440 TOBL\S VAX DEUSEX, son of (222) Robert T 
Van Deusen and Catlinje Spoor; b Sept. 8, bp at Claverack 
Oct. 14, 1804; d April 18, 1876; m at Clav. March 29, 1S34. 
GiTTY Eliza Miliiam; b Nov. 4, 1816; d April 6, 1909; dau 
of Mathias Milham and Gertrude Deitrich. His will, dated 
May II, 1876, was recorded June 19, 1S76. 

Res: Claverack. Oc: Farmer. 

Children, bp at Claverack: 

756 i Mary EHza, b Nov. 9, bp Dec. 25. 1S35; 1^^ -^^ay iS, 

1858, Frederick Ham Snyder. 
ii Gitty I\Iilham, b Sept. 27, bp Dec. 25, 183S; d Jan. 

26, 1867; m Mar. 27, i860, Francis W. Sanborn; 

no ch. 
iii Alice Lovina, b June i, bp Aug. 27, 1842; m Apr. 

6, 1869, Peter R. Finger; b Nov. 27, 1S3S. Issue: 
Minnie Louise Finger (adopted), b Oct. 20, 1875, 
bp Jan. 8, 1S76; Freddie Finger, d Apr. 13, 1876. 
aged 5 'in OS. and 14 ds. 

757 iv Robert Jklatthias, b Aug. 6, bp Nov. 21, 1850; m Oct. 

7, 1874, Georgia A. Smith. 

441 ROBERT SPOOR VAN DEUSEN, son of (222) 
Robert T. Van Deusen and Catlinje Spoor; b at Claverack 
Aug. 6, bp Aug. 31, 1806; d Jan. 8, iS65;m (ist) a 1826, Eliza- 
beth Wells, who died March 30, 1834, aged 26 years; {2d) 
Oct. 17, 1835, Mrs. Caroline Ray, of Claverack ,who died 
July 26, 1870, aged 64 years. All buried at Claverack. 
Res: Taghkanick. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, bp at Claverack; by first wife: 

i Henr>' Wilson, b Mar. 12, bp June 8, 1828; d Mar. 
22, i860; m Dec. 15, 1853, Mary Jane Race; rt-s 
Claverack (See Administrations). Issue: Hen- 
rietta, b Oct. 22, 1855; Nelson Burton, b Oct. 22, 

758 ii Martin, b Mar. 14, bp May 4. 1S30; m Dec. 2, 1S52. 

Cornelia M. Elmendorf,' dau of (358) }ilaria Van 
iii Thomas AVells, b Mar. 25, bp Apr. 15, 1834. 
Bv second wife: 
'iv Catalina, b Mar. 3, 1838; d Apr. 5, 1854 (?iS64): ^ 
Jan. 30, 1856, Joel Parsons of Clav. at Clav, 
(Church record). 

Seventh Gen'eil\tion 293 

V Mary Elizabeth, b 1S41; m Sept. 26, i86r, James 
B. Simpson of Taghkanick, Issue: Emina Simp- 
son, m John Martin; Peter Simpson, d a 1891; 
Carrie Simpson, b a 1877. 

vi Lucy J., b 1844; m Feb. 2, 1875, Smith Lape of 

vii Henrietta, b 1856 (census i860). 

viii Nelson B., b 1858 (census i860). 

442 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, son of (223) Dirk Van Dcu- 
sen and Rebecca Herder; b March 23, and bp at Claverack 
April 24, 1803 ; d at Perkins, 111., Sept. 10, 187 1 ; m at Kinder- 
hook March 15, 1840, by Rev. John C. Vandervoort, to Cath- 
arine Christina Phillips; b Aug. 17, 1S20; d in Oct., 1870; 
dau of John G. Phillips and Margaret Kittel. 

Res: 1850, Stuvvesant, Col. Co., N. Y. ; 1856, Tazewell 
Co., 111. Oc: Farmer. 

Children, bp at Hudson, N. Y.: 
i Rebecca, b Apr. 18, 1S42; was occupied as a teacher in 

ii Lydia Rand, b Apr. iS, bp Aug. 31, 1843. 
Hi John Phillip, b Jan. 21, bp Apr. 10, 1845. Enlisted 

July 16, 1862, in Massac Co., 111., in Co. A, 85th 111. 

Vol. Inf. and d at Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 3, 1863; 

mother pensioned (Ctf. 196,717). 
iv Gosman, b May 10, bp Oct. 27, 1846. 
V Jane Eliza, b Feb. 10, bp Mar. 31, 1848; d May 15, 1S53. 
vi Mary Margaret, b Sept. 13, 1849; bp Jan. 20, 1850. 
vii Almira P., b Apr. 4, 185 1. 
viii Robert P., b Dec. 3, 1852. 

443 JAMES VAN DEUSEN, son of (223) Dirk Van Deu- 
sen and Rebecca Herder; b May 16, bp at Claverack June 16. 
1805; d April I, 1879; m at Claverack Oct. 28, 1830, Eva De 
La Matter of Hudson, who d April 20, 1SS5. This family 
are all buried at Claverack. 

Res: Greenport, N. Y., 1850. Oc: Farmer. 
i Edwin Augustus, b Mar. 15, bp at Clav. June 8. 1832 ; sps 
parents; was M. D. graduate of Williams College in 
li Jacob, b 1835. 
iii Mar>% b 1838; unm in 1890. 
iv Margaret R., b Sept. 9, 1839; ^i Sept. 4, 1855. 
v Sarah xY, b 1842 ; m Charles Macy. 

294 Van Deursen Family 

vi James Theodore, b Aug. 21, bp at Hudson Dec. 22, 1S45; 
m Aug.. 186S, Mary Gulick. Issue: i. Dudley H./b 
Nov., 1869, in 1901, Mina Havslip, res Emmett, Idaho. 
2. JohnE.,b May,iS7i; 3. Fred G.. b Oct., 1872; 4." 
Theodore, b Nov., 1875, d June, 1904. m 1902. Edith. 
Gregory; 5. Albert M.,b Nov., 1883. ^ir. Van Deuscn 
resides in Boise, Idaho, 191 1, where he is occupied in 
the Real Estate business. 

vii John, b Oct. 26, 1S47; bp at Hudson Aug. 23, 1850; d 
Mar. 12, 1S71. 

viii Agnes E., b May 29, 1853; d Sept. 3, 1855. 

444 JOHN D. VAN DEUSEN, son of (223) Dirk Van 
Deusen and Rebecca Herder; b at Claverack Dec. 27, 1824; 
bp I^Iarch 14, 1825; d at Hudson, N. Y., in 1895; m a 1845, 
Jerusiia Darriex; b May 3, 1825; d in 1895. (See wills). 

Res: 1850, Greenport, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
i Elizabeth, b Dec. i, 1849; d Mar. 22, 1865. 
ii Albert, b Apr. 21, 1852 ; d unm Jan. 10, 1886, at Hudson. 

N. Y.; was a Presbyterian minister in N. Y. City. 
iii Estella, b Mar. 4, 1S59; d in 1S9S. By her will she left 
her property to the American Baptist Home ^lission 
Society and to the Board of Home Missions of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the United States of America. 

445 TOBIAS VAN DEUSEN, son of (224) Johannes or 
John T. Van Deusen and Cornelia Van Deusen of Claverack; 
b Nov. 8, bp Dec. 7, 1800, at Claverack; m Dec. i, 1836, 
LucRETiA Race. 

Res; 1850, Stockport, N. Y. 

Children*, bp at Claverack: 
i Almond A., b Dec. 29, 1837; bp Mar., 1838; sps parents; 

m Oct. 24, 1S63, Sarah A. Hanze. 
ii Cornelia, b Mar. 8, bp Sept., 1840; sps parents. 
iii Julia, b Dec. 19, 1842; bp Oct. 17, 1844; sps parents. 

of (224) Johannes T. Van Deusen and Cornelia Van Deusen; 
b Jan. 26; bp at Claverack Feb. 24, 1805; d Mar. 16, 18S5; 
m Nov. 25, 1824, William A. Ten Broeck of Claverack, 
who d May 10 1880. 

Children, bp at Claverack: 
i Mar>' Lane Ten Broeck, b Oct. 7, 1825; bp Jan. 8, 1826; 

Seventh Generation 295 

ii Cornelia Alida Ten Broeck, b Nov. 7, 1S27; bp Apr. 29, 
1S2S; d Dec. 3, 187S; m Isaac Warren Yaliancc. 

iii Christiana Catharine Ten Broeck, b Aug. 5, bp Nov. xi, 
1829; d Dec. 18, 1SS4; m Asbury Ireland. 

iv Elizabeth Ann Ten Broeck, b Jvily 4, bp Oct. 6, 1S31; m 
Jacob Weatherman. 

V William Mattheus Ten Broeck, b June 29, bp Nov. 3, 

1833 ; m Kate Merrill. 
vi Henry Edgar Ten Broeck, b Aug. 22, bo Oct. 25, 1835; 

d y. 
vii Delia Maria Ten Broeck, b Aug. i, bp Nov. 4, 1837; ra 

John Van Deusen Ten Broeck; b May 18, 1835; son of 

David G. Ten Broeck and (447) Alida Van Deusen. 
viii Julia Francis Ten Broeck, b Nov. 3, 1S39; bp Jan. 30, 


447 ALIDA VAN DEUSEN dau of (224) Johannes or 
John T. Van Deusen and Cornelia Van Deusen of Claverack; 
b July 12, bp Sept. 20, 1S12; m at Claverack May 31, 1834, 
David S. Ten Broeck. Alida was received in 1838, from 
Claverack, as a 'charter member of the Reformed Church at 

Children, bp at Claverack and Mellenville: 
i John Van Deusen Ten Broeck, b May 18, bp at Clav. 

July IT, 1835; sps parents; m Delia ?vlaria Ten Broeck, 

dau of William A. Ten Broeck and (446) Christiana 

Van Deusen. 
ii William Samuel Ten Broeck, b Sept. i, bp Dec. 18, 1837; 

sps parents. 
iii Wessel Van Orden Ten Broeck, bp at Mel. Jan. 7, 1840; 

sps parents. 
iv Cornelia Christina Ten Broeck, b Nov. 26, 1841; bp at 

Clav. Jan. 6, 1842; sps parents. 

V Samuel Ten Broeck, bp at Mel. Apr. 1 1, 1846 ; sps parents. 

448 JOHN VAN DEUSEN, son of (224) Johannes or 
John T. Van Deusen and Cornelia Van Deusen of Claverack; 
b 1832; m Sept. iS, 1S62, at Claverack, Emma Barker. 

Children, bp at Claverack: 
i Annie Woodson, b Aug. 9, bp Oct. 11, 1865; sps parents. 
ii Arthur Bryon, b Oct. 11, 1866; bp Apr. 21, 1S67; sps 

449 CORNELIUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (228) Abraham 
T. Van Deusen and Arianje Van Deusen; b March 8, bp Apr. 

296 Van Deursex Family 

19, 1812; m Dec. 21, 1837, Eliza Henderson, of Greer.port. 
N. Y. He died prior to 1S62. 

i Charles, b a 1S40. 
ii Ariaanna. 
iii Alfred. 
iv Abraham. 

Abraham T. Van Deuseii and Arianje Van Deusen; b Feb, 
24, bp Apr. 15, 1 821 ; m at Livingston Oct. 11, 1S43, by Rev. 
J. D. Fonda, to Henry Sylvester Milham. 

Children, bp at Clavcrack: 

i Matthias Milham, b Sept. 6, bp Dec. 4, 1S45; m Nov. 10, 
i86g. Emma Jane Groat; b Nov. 12, 1S44; dau of Philip 
P. Groat and (643) Han-iet Van Deusen (Milham 's 
Gen. gives this child as "ISIartha H.," a female name). 

ii Agness Van Deusen Milham, b Jan. 11, bp July iS, 1847. 

iii Gertrude Milham, b Jan. 15, bp June 7, 1851. 

iv Arrianna Milham, b Oct. 26, 1853; bp Mar. 2, 1854. 

v Edgar Milham, b Sept. i, 1856; bp Dec. 4, 1858. 

450a HARMON M. VAN DEUSEN, son of (228) Abraham 
T. Van Deusen and Ariantje Van Deusen; b Sept. 23, 1829; d 
Jan. 3, 1910; m Frances Ackley. 

Res: Philmont, N. Y. 

i Charlotte, b Mar. 8, 1856 ; d Feb. 26, 1875. 
ii Harvey, b Mar. 8, i860. 

iii Ida, b Sept. 22, 1863; m (ist) Edward Allen; had son. 
Clinton Allen, b a 1887; she m (2d) Howard Gary; res 
Hot Springs, Ark. 
iv John, b Feb. 27, 1865. 

451 BENJAMIN VAN DUSEN, son of (231) Jacob Van 
Deusen and Clarissa Horton; b 1806; d Dec. 14, 1869; m :i 
1827, Jerusha Lee, who d July 9, 1872. 

Res: Olean, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i Clarissa R., b a 1829 ; unm. 

759 ii Emily E., b June 22, 1831; m a i860, Henry >- 

Seely. ., 

760 iii Daniel Lee, b Mav 26, 1833; m Dec. 4, 1861, Juk.» 

M. Seely. 
iv Jacob D., b a 1835; unm. 

Seventh Generation 297 

760a V Charles H., b a 1837; m Jan. 17, 1S66, Sarah A. 
vi Mary- W., b a iS3q; m William A. Townsend. 

761 vii Benjamin B., b Oct. 29, 1S42; m Aug. 15, 1872, 

Ellen Frances Bullard. 

762 viii Jerusha Lee, b Mar. 11, 1845; rn July 14, 1866, 

Henry Frank Daniels. 
ix James Lee, b a 1S47; rn July 14, 1866, Adelia A. 

X Amelia PL, b a 1S49; m Frank N. Godfrey. 

452 JOHN B. VAN DUZEN son of (231) Jacob Van Deu- 
sen and Clarissa Horton; b in 18 10; d June 2, 1884; m Sally 
J. or Gertrude ; b in 181 2. In 1850 he was a resi- 
dent of Freedom. Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., at which time the 
value of his real estate was $1500. In 1S61 he was living at 
Rushford, Allegany Co., N. Y. 


i Mary, b 1831. 

ii Jacob S., b 1833. 

iii Ophilia, b 1&35, twin. 

iv Levancha, b 1S35, twin. 

V Julia, b 1 03 7. 

vi Charles A., b 1S30; enlisted as Private Oct. i, 1861, at 
Rushford, in Co. D. 64th New York Vol. Inf., to serve 
three years; was wounded in action Dec. 13, 1862 at 
Fredericksburg, Va.; promoted toCorp. Oct. 31, 1863; 
killed in action, May 12, 1S64, near Spotsylvania, Va. 
Mother, whose name she gives as Gertrude, was pen- 
sioned under Ctf. 236,862; filed June 18, 1886. 

vii Catharine, b 1843. 

viii Sarah J., b 1846. 

ix Joel M., b 1S49. 

453 HENRY VAN DEUSEN, son of (234) Robert A. 
Van Deusen and Catharine Tremper of Herndon, Va.; b Aug. 
19, bp at Claverack Sept. 10, 1810; d at Hemdon, Va., June 
10, 1850, m (ist) M.\rg.\ret R. Bonte; (2d) Alv.\ Hill. 


i Robert Har^^^ b Nov. 16, 1844, at Hemdon, Va.; m in 
Chicago, 111., Jan. 6, 1870, Mar\- Catherine Morehouse 
of Madison, Ind.; res Joliet, 111. Issue: Robert, b 
Oct. 12, 1870; Harry Morehouse, b Aug. 11, 1876. 

ii Samuel, b Mar., 1845; unm. 

454 WILLIAM A. VAN DEUSEN, son of (235) Abraham 

298 Van Deursex F 


A. Van Deusen and Polly (Mar\-) Barthel; b at Claverack Au^. 

24, 1813; d Feb. I, 1900, at Herndon, Va.; m Jan. 31, 18^4. 

Mary A. Hitchixgs. 

Res: Herndon, Va. Oc; Farmer. 

i Thomas' A., b Sept. 12, 1855; d Oct. 28, 1907; m June ?, 
1892, Margaret Ann Roy, dau of James S. Roy and 
Nancy Jane Womack of Washington, D. C; res Hern- 
don, Va. ; no ch. 

ii Frank H., b Sept. 21, 1861; m Ang. 23, 1902, Willie 
Andrews; res Washington, D. C. Issue: Leroy, b 
Dec. 7, 1904. 

iii Willard E., b Nov. 7, 1864; m (ist) Apr., 1S94, Elizabeth 
Copperthite, who d Sept. 9, 1894; (2d) Dec. 31, 1904, 
Martha W. Copperthite, sister of first wife; res Washing- 
ton, D. C; oc President Conn. Pie Co.; no ch. 

iv Carrie E., b Sept. 14, 1S66. 

V Orville A., b Nov. 13, 1868; m Dec. 14. 1904, AdalaiJe 
Overton; res Front Royal, Va. ; oc Doctor. 

vi Harry Elmer, b Oct. 28, 1S72; m Dec. 23, 1902, Gertrude 
McMillen. Issue: William Elmer, b Nov. 13, loo^ 

vii Mary Helen, b June 6, 1876; m June 17, 1903, Levi D. 
Jarrett, Jr., of Herndon, Va. 

455 DANIEL VAN DEUSEN, son of (235) Abraham A. 
Van Deusen and Polly Barthel of Claverack, Columbia Co., 
N. Y. ; b in Martindale, Col. Co., N. Y., Jan. 6, 1820 ; d in Cran.-- 
ville, Col. Co., N. Y., Jan. 20, 1894; m Jan. 9. 1856, C.\th.\- 
RiNE C. Sharts (Kate C. Shurtz). She was living in 1904 at 

i AUetta M., b June 16, 1858; m Mar. 27, 1883, Isaac Na<b : 

res Craryville, N. Y. Issue: Edna J. Nash, b Feb. 

5, 1886 ;d Apr. 21, 1887; Lena L. Nash, b Sept. 13, 1887; 

De Lloyd D. Nash, b Dec. 14, 1889. 
ii Russell D., b June 2, i860; unm. 
iii Grace M., b May 11, 1873; m Mar. 18, 1895, Killian A. 

Smith. Issue: John L. Smith, b Aug. 23, 1897; 

Russell Van Deusen Smith, b Jan. 25, 1S99; Earl K. 

Smith, b July 31, 1903. 

456 MERWIN VAN DEUSEN, son of (235) Abraham A. 
Van Deusen and Polly (Mary) Barthel of Claverack, N. ^■'' 
b Oct. 2, 1832 ;m Nov. 27, 1877, Axtoixette Br.\xdt. 

Res: 1903, New York City. Oc: Foreman. 

Seventh Generation 299 

i Frank, b a 1879; d July, 18S1. 
ii Jay, b a 1881; d July, 1882. 
iii Marie, b Oct. 21, 1S83. 
iv Edith, b Sept. 18, 1888. 
V Rodgers, b Apr. 2, 1892. 

456a MARYTIE (MARIA) VAN DEUSEN, dau of (236) 
Mattheus Van Deusen and Cornelia Van AVie, b Feb. 2, bp 
Feb. 15, 1775; d in 1849; ™ Dec 31, 1796, Henry Van der 
Zee, son of Albert Van der Zee and Hester Houghtaling; b 
in 1772; d Oct. 8, 183S. 

When Marytie Van Deusen and her sister Katrina were 
married, their uncle Arent Van Deusen gave each of them 
$10,000 in gold and silver coins, in bags, and each of them also 
received fifteen slaves as a wedding gift. Some interesting old 
heirlooms of this fainily are still in the possession of living 
descendants Miss Margaret Burhans Haswell of Albany, N. 
Y., has among other things, a tablecloth which has, in each of 
the four comers ,^-the embroidered initials of her mother, Hester 
Van der -Zee; her grandmother, Marv'tie Van Deusen; her 
great-grandmother, Cornelia Van Wie; and her great-great- 
grandmother, I\Iagdalena Luke ; also some pewter plates with 
the initials "M. L." (Magdalena Luke), and two with "P. 
W.," the nitials of Pieter Winne, who was the second hus- 
band of Cornelia Van Wie. Miss Haswell 's mother remem- 
bered Cornelia Van Wie, who was her grandmother, quite 
well, and of Pieter Winne coming to her father, Henrv- Van 
der Zee, with the proposition that if he would take care of him 
and his wife for the remainder of their days he would leave 
him all of his property, which Mr. Van der Zee did not accede 
to, not considering it right to thus become possessed of the 
Winne property. 

Henry Van der Zee owned seven hundred acres of rich fann 
land on the Onisquethaw Creek, in Albany County, N. Y., ly- 
ing partly in the town of Bethlehem and partly in Coeymans. 
Upon this estate he built a fine stone mansion, which is still 
in excellent preservation and admired for its handsome ap- 
pearance. Here he and his wife passed the remainder of 
their days and the children of his daughter Cornelia grew up. 

i An infant. 
ii An infant. 
iii An infant, 
iv Cornelia Van der Zee, b 1798; m Tobias Ten Eyck Wald- 

300 Van Deursen Family 

ron (sec Miscellaneous and Related Families for de- 
scendants of this line). 

V Albert Van der Zee, b iSco; d 1868; m Agnes Slingerland 

vi Matthe^v Van Dcusen Van der Zee, b 1S07; m Hannali 

vii Harmon Van der Zee, b iSii ; d 1SS5 ; m Harriet Slinger- 
land, b 1S13; d 1SS2. 

viii Hester Van der Zee, b 1S14; d iSSS; m in 1840, William 
Edward Ha swell, who was b in 181 5 and d in 1S96. 
Issue: I. Henry Van der Zee Haswell, b 184 1, m 1876, 
Mary Loop Niver; has two daughters, (a) Hester Van 
der Zee Haswell, b 1S77, and (b) Lavinia Hotaling 
Haswell, b 1S79, m 1905, Charles A. Home; 2. Margaret 
Burhans Haswell. b 1S43, living in 191 1 at Albany, 
N. Y. 

ix Henry Van der Zee, b iSiS ; m Maria Creble. 

457 ANDREW VAN DEUSEN, son of (241) Cornelius 
Van Deusen and Margaret Weatherwax of Columbia, Herki- 
mer Co., N. Y.; b. March 4. 1S05; d April 8, 1868; m 1825, 
Elizabeth Filkins, b Mav 3, 1808; d Oct. 4, 1880. 

Res: Columbia, Herkimer Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i Cornelius, b Jan. 6, iS26;mJan., 1850, Mary Ann ^ oung; 
d without issue. 

ii Joseph, b Oct. 17, iS2S;dunm Mar. 1850. 

iii Nelson, b Mar. 3, 183^; m (ist) Oct. 16, 1S56, Elizabeth 
Mills; (2d) Martha Bacus; res Mohawk. Herkmier Lc. 
N. Y.; oc retired fanner. Issue: Cora, b Dec. 16, 
1857; m Dec. 16, 1874, George T. Purchase. 

iv Lucinda, b Dec. 14,1835; "i June, 1857, James Mor- 
gan; b Nov. 10, 1S28. Issue: Clara E. Morgan, b 
Nov. 20, 1862. 

V Samantha, b Feb. 15, 1839; d 1847. t «• 

vi Lana, b Aug. 12, 1843; "^ 1862, Walter Gefman. issue. 
One son and two daughters. 

458 NICHOLAS VAN DUSEN, son of (243) Matthew 
Van Dusen and Lvdia Brehautof Philadelphia, Pa.; b Jan. 31. 
1785; d June 4, i'823; m April 3, 1808, Margaret Hewson, 
who d March 28, 186S (see Administrations, Book M, 400J. 

Res: Philadelphia, Pa. Oc: Ship Builder. 
Children: ,r 

763 i Matthew, b May 10, 1810; m Nov. 12, 1833, Mar> 

Seventh Generation 301 

764 ii Joseph Ball, b Dec. 21, 1815; m May 13, iSc6 Ella- 

nora Ceha Richstein. 

765 iii Samuel Bonnell. b Mar. 14, 181S; m May 8 1844 

Sarah Grace Dickerson. 
iv Esther Ann, b Feb. 2, 1822; m 1842, Richard H 

459 MATTHEW VAN DUSEX. son of (243) Matthew 
Van Dusen and Lydia Brehaut of Philadelphia, Pa.- b there 

^"^7 '^; p^f i, ^ ^!^^^' I' '^'^'^' ^^ ^^^y 3. ^«^7, eliz..beth 

Crist of Philadelphia, where she d Feb. iS, i86S 

Mr^Van Dusen was occupied in ship building for Stephen 

Girard of Philadelphia. He built the first steamboat that 

ran on the Cape Fear Riyer in North Carolina 
Res: Philadelphia, Pa. 

John, b May 15, 1819; d Noy. i, 1820. 

ii Lydia Ann, b June 25, 1822 ; m William" James Jones 

Issue: Anne Jones, m Lacey; Ida Jones. 

n^ Winterstein. 

iii Matthew, b June 18. 1825; m Elizabeth Eyans. Is- 
sue: Belle, m Francisco Opdyke; Carrie, m 


iv Caroline, b Nov. 12, 1S27; m Henry Baum. Issue: 
Elizabeth Baum, m Cameron. 

v Charles, b June 8, 1832 ; m Martha Menough 

VI Mary Oliyer, b Jan. 17, 1835 ; unm; res St. Michaels, 
Talbot Co., Md., Nov., 1908. 

vii_ Nicholas, b Mar. 20, 1S38; d Jan. 10, 1839. 

viii Henry' King, b Dec. 11, 1839; m Caroline Whitely 
no ch. 
766 ix Samuel Bonnell, b June 5, 1843; m Nov. 12, 1862, 
Amelia Krichbaum. 

460 JOHN VAN DUSEN, son of (243) Matthew Van 
Dusen andLydia Brehaut of Philadelphia. Pa.; b there Sept. 
8 1799; d in 1851; m Sept. 11, 1824, Marg.\ret Vaughak, of 
Kensington, Pa., v/ho d Aug. 20, 189 1. 

Res: Kensington, Pa. Oc: Shipwright. 

i_ Thomas, b 1830; m Sarah Peach; had son, Walter, 
ii Matthew, b 1832 ; d unm. 
iii Lydia, b 1S35; m William Rainnie; had son, George 

iv Margaret, b Nov. 7, 1S41 ; unm; res Philadeplhia. 

302 Van Deursen Family 

V Benjamin, b 1844; d y. 
vi Cornelia, b 1S47; d y. 

vii Eliza, b Dec, 1S40; ni Joseph Nixson. Issue: Caroline 
Nixson; ni Frank Paterson; Herbert Nixson. 

461 MARY VAN DUSEN, dau of (243) Matthew Van 
Dusen and Lydia Brehaut of Philadelphia, Pa.; b in Kensing- 
ton, in the historic "Fairman mansion," April 25, 1S02; d 
on Easter evening, April 22, 1S78, at Laurel Run, near Wilkes- 
barrie. Pa. ; m July 28, 1819, Captain Paul Ambrose Oliver. 
United States Navy, son of Capl. Thomas Oliver, Mariner, of 
Philadelphia; b April iS, 1796; d at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., in 
June, 184S. ' .,..•, 


i George Washington Oliver, b June 15, 1S20; m i^Iay 25, 
1847, '^^ New Orleans, Adelaide Dana Hill of Jamaica, 
L. 1. ; dau of Major Allen Hill. 

ii Mary Seymour Oliver, b May 15, 1823; m Nov. 30, 1S55, 
Samuel Bonnell of Philadelphia, Pa. 

iii Paulina Ambrosina Oliver, b Aug. 26, 1828; m Apr. 19. 
1853, Charles GOstenhofer of Liverpool, England. 

iv Paul Ambrose Oliver, b July 18, 1830, on board the ship 
Louisiana, in the English channel, under the United 
States flag; never married; served during the War of 
the Rebellion as follows: Second Lieut., 12th New 
York Inf., 29 Oct. 1861; First Lieut., 17 May, 1862; 
Capt. 22 Apr., 1864; transferred to the 5th Nev/ York 
Inf., I June, 1S64; brevet Brigadier General Vols. 8 
Mar., 1865; awarded a medal of honor 12 Oct., 1892, 
for meritorious conduct on the field of battle at Resaca, 
Ga., IS May, 1864; resigned 6 May, 1865 (Heitman, 
Vol. I, p. 758). Res: Oliver's Mills, Luzerne Co., Pa.; 
oc powder manufacturer. 

462 WASHINGTON VAN DUSEN, son of (243) Matthew 
Van Dusen and Lydia Brehaut of Philadelphia, Pa , b there, 
in the old "Fairman Mansion," Jan. 31, 1805; d at Frank- 
ford, Pa., June 14, 18S7 ; m Feb. 11, 1830, Lavinia Closson. 
He lived in the ' ' Fairman m.ansion ' ' until it was removed in 
1825. Like his father, he was engaged in ship-building. He 
patented the first Marine Railway in the United States in 


i Eliza, b Dec. 28, 1830; m May 29, 1851, Henry F. 

Seventh Generation 303 

ii Lydia, b June 8, 1832 ; d iinm June 10, 1884. 
766a iii John, b May i, iS34;m May 20, 1856, Harriet Pole, 
iv Mary, b Dec, 1S35; ^ Sept! 12, iS3'^S. 

V George AYashington, b Oct. 19, 1S37; ^ ^lar. 

1868, Isabella Carr. 
vi Wesley Bartine, b Apr. i. 1839; d ^^ar. 21, 1840. 

Andrew Van Deusen and Annyte Thorne (or Nancy Van 
Horn) of Maplevalley. Otsego Co., N. Y.; b August 29! 1S25; 
m Feb. 4, 1852, Jane Salisbury; b July 10, 1825, at Dunham, 
near Quebec, Canada; dau of Phillip SaHsbury and Maria 

Res; Worcester, Otsego Co., N. Y. Oc: Fanner. 
767 i Andrew Gilbert, b Jan. 11, 1853; ni Oct. 15, 1885, 
Eda J. Ryde. 

ii Mary Ella, b Nov. 29, 1854. 

iii John B., b June 29, 1858; m Oct. 9, 1882, Cora Mont- 
gomery Carpenter; b Feb. 10, i860, at ^Milford, 
N. Y.; dau of Hamilton A. Carpenter and Emma 
L. Ray; res Oneonta, N. Y. ; oc clerk. Issue: 
Charles J., b June i, 1883; m Dec. 20, 1906, Cor- 
delia Isabelle Petrie; res Mt. Vernon, N. Y. ; oc 

iv Jennie, b Sept. 30, 1862. 

V Magdalena, b Oct. 17, 1864; m May iS, 1893, Secly 
Montanye; res Utica, N. Y. 

464 ABRAHAM VAN DUSEN, son of (245) Jacob Van 
Dusen and Gerti-ude Van Alstine of Charleston, Montgomery 
Co., N. Y.; b there April 12, 1811; d at Milford, Ottawa Co', 
Mich., Jan. iS, 1879; m April 20, 1S37, Louisa Malcolm; b. 
June 18, 1815; d at Grand Haven, Mich. 

Res: Scotland, Brant Co., Ont.; and later, Milford, Ottawa 
Co., Mich. Oc: Physician. 

76S i James Henry, b Jan. 26, 1838; m Apr. 7, 1863, Kate 
Malcolm. ' 
ii Charles Hamilton, b May 20, 1840; m in Detroit, 
Mich., in Oct., 1877, ^^a- Cornelia Greig; served as 
Private, Corporal. Sergeant and First Lieut, in 
Co. A., 3d Mich. Vol. Inf., May 13, 1861, to June 
20, 1864; "5 feet 7 T^- in. high, ruddy complexion, 
brown eyes, gray hair, weight 162 pounds" (Pen. 

304 Van Deursen Family 

Ctf. 226,982); res Detroit, Mich. Issue- Calh 
Greig b May 3, 1879; m Oct. 7. 1902, Williain n" 
769 iii Cecelia Victoria, b Feb. is, 184V m Feb o^ ts6^ 
WillMcEwan. :> ^^ ' ■ -0. I^^0. 

iv Josephine, b 1S45. 

V Eugene, b June 5, 1S47. 

vi Harry, b 1849. 

464a AARON VAN DUSEN. son of (245) Jacob V.^n 
Dusen and Gertntde Van Alstine of Montgomery Count^- X 
Y.; b July 13, 1813; d at Marshall, Mich., Feb. 25, 1893' m a 
1835, at, or near Galesburg, Mich., Haxnah Austin who c 
at Marshall, Mich., Dec. 22, 1881, aged sixty-two years' 

769a i Jeremiah, b Sept. 29, 183S; m Mar. 19, 1863, Jane 

465 AMOS VAN DUSEN, son of (245) Jacob Van Dusen 
and Gertrude Van Alstine; b in Herkimer Co., N. Y., Aug 16 
1817; m (ist) Nov. ^8, 1844, Augusta Taylor; (2d) Sept.' 
1852, Levixa S.mith. 

Res: 1S50, Amsterdam, N. Y. ; 1905, Johnstown, N. Y. 
Oc: Shoemaker. 

Children, by first wife: 

i Emma, b 1845; d in 18S0; m Jerome Eckerson; had 
son, Howard Eckerson, who was living in Yonkers. 
N. Y., in 1905. 
770 ii Theophilus, b Nov. 28, 1846; m Oct. 16, 1876, Rachel 
A. Sharp. 

466 JOHN VAN DUSEN. son of (245) Jacob Van Dusen 
and Gertrude Van Alstine of Charleston, Montgomery Co., X. 
Y.; b July 23, 1827, probably in Canada; d ]March 14,' 1S97; m 
Dec. 17, 1852, Esther Bradford; b March 26, 1830; living 
in 1905 at Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Res: i860, Charleston, Montgomerv Co., N. Y. Oc: 

i_ Helna, b in 1854; d Oct. 30. 1856. 

ii James Henry, b in iS56;min 1S79, Jennie Trombull. Is- 
sue: Howard T., b Mav 27, 1SS9; Ethel H., b Nov. 29- 
iii Carrie, b in 1859 ; m in 18S2. Frank Avery, 
iv Annie, b m 1S62 ; d Aug. i, 1902. 

Sevexth Gen'eratiox 305 

V Kate, b in 1869; m 1SS9, Samuel L. Hand. 

467 GILBERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (246) Hai-manus 
Van Deusen and Margricta Dockstader of Monigomery Co., 
N. Y.; b at Hagaman in iSio;m at Fonda, N. Y., Feb. 9,' 1833, 
Maria Dockstader. 


771 i Frederick Dockstader, b May 30, 1834; m July 20, 

1855, Catharine A. Myers. 
ii Heniian, b a 1S36. In Nov., 1904, was residing in 

Woodbum, Marion Co., Oregon, 
iii Margarite, b a 1838; m George Weber. 

468 JOHN VAN DEUSEN, son of (246) Harmanus Van 
Deusen and Margrieta Dockstader, his first wife; b Julv 6, 
1824; d April 18, 1S96; m March 17, 1846, Sarah A. Mux- 
sell, who d Sept. 10, 1893. 

Res: Amsterdam, N. Y. Oc: Carriage Maker. 
Children : 

772 i Margaret L., b Feb. 16, 1851; m Nov. 14, 1867, 

Henfy J. Smith. 
ii Ella K., b in 1853 ; res Amsterdam, N. Y. 
iii Charles F., b in Troy, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1854; m May 

30, 1 88 1, Vira Munsell; res Chicago, 111. Issue: 

Vernette L., b May 8, 1887; John R., b Feb. 17, 

1889; d Mar. 22, 1891. 
iv Harriet L , b in 1856; is an Osteopathic physician. 
V Isadora, b in 1859; m Nov. 24, 1898, A. Jackson 

vi Mae E. b July 26, 1862 ; m June 4, 1884. Sylvester W. 

Hert; b in Fonda, N. Y., 1853; d Feb. i, 1907; res 

Albany; both are Osteopathic physicians; no ch. 
vii Julia F., b in 1865; m Feb. 5, 1890, Jerome B. Carey. 
viii Jane M., b in 1868; m Feb. 15, 1893, Daniel D. Her- 

ix Lucie M., b in 187 1. 

469 LEVI H. VAN DEUSEN, son of (246) Harmanus Van 
Deusen and Maria Homing, his second wife; b Dec. i, 1827, at 
Mohawk, Montgomery Co., N. Y.; m Jan. 15, 1851, Mary 
Louisa Riggs, who d March 30, 1900. 

Res: Hagaman, Montgomery- Co., N. Y. Oc: Shoe- 

i Clarence E., b Sept. 7, 1856; m a 18S5, Elizabeth Hutch- 

306 Van Deursen Fam 


ens; res 1905, Kansas City, Mo.;oc: Banking. Issue; 
Margaret, b Apr. 30, 18S9; Dorothy, b Dec, 1892. 
ii James A., b Jan. 30, 1859; d Jan. 29, 1864. 

469a GILBERT SIMOX VAX DUSEX. son of (249) 
Simon Van Dusen and his second wife, Mary Timmerman, of 
Moha%vk, Herkimer Co., X. Y.; b Sept. 16. 181S; d Dec. 31, 
186S; m Feb. i, 1S43, Mary Catherine Davis; b Feb. 26, 
1S45; d June 16, 1902; dau of Dr. James Davis (b May 15, 
1789, d Sept. 30, 1867, son of Isaac Davis and Sarah Smith) 
and Catherine Smith (b June 3, 1792, d Dec, 1834). 

Res: Mohawk, Herkimer Co., X. Y. Oc: Hotel proprie- 


i AUce ,b June 21, 1S44; m i\Iay 3, 1864, Edward L. Prince; 

res Mohawk, X. Y. Issue: Charles Leslie Prince, b 

July 14, 1873; Mabel Edna Prince, b Feb. 26, iSSo; m 

Xov. 19, 1902, Frank M. Stewart of Little Falls, X. Y. 

ii Mary Catherine, b at Fonda, N. Y., Mar. 7, 1846; d June 

19, 1905 ; m June 29, 1864, Valentine Brown of Mohawk. 
Issue: Harry Leslie Brown, b Aug. 28, 1865; d Sept. 

20, 1S92; m Feb. 12, 1890, Fanny Catherine Alluean 
of Herkimer, X. Y. 

iii Ann Leslie, b Xov. 7, iS48;dNov. 11, 1852. 

iv Frank Leslie, b Mar. 15, 1854; unm; res Mohawk, N. Y. 

469b ADA!M VAX DUSEN, son of (249) Simon Van Dusen 
and Mary Timmerman; b in Oneida Co., X. Y., June 3, 1S23; 
d June 24, 18S4; m Xov. 26. 1845, Carol. xe E. Childs, who 
d July 22, 1910. Mr. Van Dusen removed to the West and 
settled in Oregon. He was a prominent freemason of that 
State, being Deputy Grand Master of the fraternity for Oregon 
in 1S72, and declining the nomination for Grand i^Iaster of 
the State. 

Res: Astoria, Clatsop Co., Oregon. Oc: Merchant. 
i Seth, b Feb. 23, d Feb. 26, 1S50. 

ii Florence, b Xov. 6, 1S51; m (ist) Jan. 21, 1S74, Wash- 
ington Irving Wadleigh. bv whom she had issue: Wil- 
liam Millard Wadleigh, M' D., b Mar. 8, 1877; m Dec 
15, 1905, Carol Young, and has son, John Millard Wad- 
leigh, b Mar. 8, 1909. Mrs. Wadleigh m (2d) Ferdi- 
nand Westdahl (see Miscellaneous and Related Fami- 
lies), by whom she had no issue. 
iii Cara, b Jan. 20, 1S54; m Dec. 31, 1S79, Curtis James 

Seventh Generation 307 

Trenchard, County Jud^e; res Astoria, Oregon. Issue: 
Anita Cara Trenchard. b Nov. 7, 18S0. 

iv Brenhani, b at Astoria, Oregon, Apr. 16, 1S56; ni Dec. 8, 
18S4, Fannie Lewis Dickinson; b in Charlotte Co., Va., 
Nov. 13, 1863; dau of John Pendleton Dickinson (b in 
Va. May 2, i8ig; d at Astoria, Ore., Jime 5, 1895) and 
Sally Taylor Woodfolk (b in Va. Apr. 24, 1824; d May 
30, "18S9). Issue: Arthur, b Dec. 7, 1SS6; Lloyd, b 
Apr, 28, iSgi. Mr. Van Dusen is a prominent free- 
mason. In 1 89 1 he was Grand Master of Masons of Ore- 
gon, having passed through all the chairs of that body, 
and also of his home Lodge, Temple Lodge of Astoria, 
which presented him with a handsome diamond stud- 
ded masonic jewel in 1909. He is a member of Fern 
Chapter No. 38, O. E. S., Astoria. He is engaged in 
the Insurance and Commission business. 

v Hustler Gilbert, b at A^storia Oct. 3, 1858; m Nov. 28, 
1SS3, Jane Crang; b in Grundy Co., 111., Feb. 15, 1852; 
dau of Dr. Frederick Crang (b in Somerset, Eng., Apr. 
II, 1822; d in Wash. Co., Oregon, Sebt. 25, 1906) and 
Catherine Walker (b in Wexford, Ireland, Apr. 15, 
1841). Mr. Van Dusen is Master Fish Warden for the 
State of Oregon, and is engaged in Real Estate and 
Insurance business. Issue: Winifred May, b July 7, 
18S6; Maude Genevieve, b May 20, 1887; m Oct. 5, 
1910, at Grace Episcopal Church, Astoria, Ore., to 
Albert Vine Allen, Jr. 

vi Lloyd, b Aug. 29, i860; d Sept. 2;^, 1884. 

vii Mary Amy, b May 2, 1863; m (ist) Oct. 19, 1882, Daniel 
Alexander Mcintosh; (2d) Aug. 23, 1902, George Fred- 
erick Strobridge; res Oakland, Cal.; no ch reported. 

469c SIDNEY CLARK VAN DUSEN, son of ^(249) 
Simon A^an Dusen and Mary Timmerman; b at Fonda, N. Y., 
Sept. 20, 1835; d May 31, 1905; m Aug. 24, 1S64, Jake I^Iax- 


Res: Chattanooga, Tenn. Oc: Ticket Agent. 

Harry Freeborn, b June 28, 1865; m June 30, 1885, Cora 
Brook Hulse. Res : Chattanooga, Tenn. ; Oc : Proprietor 
Hotel Northern. Issue: Mabel Adelaide, b Nov. 18, 
1886; Mamie, b Jan. 28, 1893. 
ii Carrie, b June 27, 1867 ; d April 7, 186S. 
iii Jennie Lewis, b Apr. 19, 1S73; m Aug. 12, 1S91, Albin 

308 Van Deursen Family 

iv Mabel, b July 26, 1S75 ; d Sept. 24, iSSi. 

V Florence Corena, b Jan. 7, 18S5. 

470 RACHEL VAX DEUSEX, dau of (251) Isaac W-.-. 
Deusen and Lucretia Ingersoll of Great Barrington, Ma.-,.s.; t; 
June 24, 180S; d March 10, 1881; m March 25', 1830, Cl.\rk 
A. Wilcox; b April 7, 1S07; d April 6, 1883. 


Mary Louisa Wilcox, b Dec. 9, 1830; d Feb. 7, 1S35. 

Henry Franklin Wilcox, b Feb. 16, 1833. 

John Clarke Wilcox, b Apr. 21, 1836 ; d July 22, 1S54. 

Isaac Van Deusen Wilcox, b Sept. 19, 1841; d Apr. iS. 
1863, at Baton Rouge, La. 

V Charles WiUiam Wilcox, b Sept. 10, 1847; ^n June 18. 

1874, Maria Mac Donald. 

471 HENRY VAN DEUSEX, son of (251) Isaac Van Deu- 
sen and Lucretia Ingersoll of Great Barrington and Van Deu- 
sen, Mass. ; b Dec. 19, iSi 2 ; d Dec. 10, 1881 ; m April 22, 1841. 
Vienna Miller, who d April 12, 1891. 

Res: Van Deusen, Mass. Oc: Bookkeeper. 

i William Henry, b June 30, 1S42 ; d Apr. 12, 1904; m Nov. 
20, 1873, Abbie Eliza Aldrich; b Dec. 12, 1849. He 
enlisted Sept. 20, 1861, in Battery F., ist New York 
Art., and was transferred Oct. 27, 1863, to Battery K. 
2nd New York Hy. Art.; discgd. Nov. 29, 1S65; pro- 
moted to Second Lieut., but declined to be mustered 
in ; was in " 19 general engagements, was never wounded 
or a prisoner" (Pen. Ctf. 846,544); res Worcester. N. 
Y.; Oc: Telegraph operator. Issue: William Isaac, h 
Oct. 21, 1876; m Oct. 14, 1903, Mary Elizabeth Jack- 
ii Mary Ehzabeth, b at Non.vich, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1844. iii 
Feb. 28, 187 1, George W. Bennett; b July i, 1832:0 
July 25, 1902. Issue: Mabel Eloise Bennett, b Doc. 
27, i87i;m Mar. 5, 1893, George E. Decker. 

472 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (251) Isaac Van Deu- 
sen and Lucretia Ingersoll of Great Barrington, Mass.; b tl^-rf 
April 13, 1817; d March 19, 1897; m Sept. 29, 1858, M.^rtm.^ 
Abigail Ball, who was b Sept. 22, 1835, ^^^ ^ March 24- 

Res: Great Barrington, Mass. Oc: Farmer. 

Seventh Generation 309 


i Carrie Abbie, b Apr. 5, 1864; m dst) Oct. 10, 1883, Wil- 
liam Henr>^ Van Patten of Fairfield, Iowa, who d Aug. 
27, 1901; (2d) Mar. 4, 190;,, Archie Brown; res 1Q04, 
New York City. Issue: Clara M. Van Patten, b Sept. 
14, 1S84; d Oct. 30, 1885; Willie J. Van Patten, b Mav 
9, 18S6; Edward Knox Van Patten, b July 11, 1S91 ; d 
Sept. 6, 1S91. 

(251) Isaac Van Deusen and Lucretia Ingersoll; b June 5, 
1819, at Van Deusenville, Mass.; d Dec. 14, 1893; m Oct. 4, 
1848, Sarah A. Ball; b March 18, 1822. He was a member 
of the State Legislature. 

Res: Housatonic, Mass. 

i George William, b Feb. 11, 1859; m Oct. 18, 1S82, Flor- 
ence L. Munn; b Dec. 3, i860. Cadet M. A., i Sept. 
1876 (16); Second Lietit. 4th Cav., 12 June, 1880; tr. 
to ist Art.. 31 Jan. 18S4; First Lieut. 9 Aug., 1889; 
Capt. 7th^Art., 2 Mar., 1899; Art. Corps. 2 Feb., 1901; 
Major and Lieut. Col. In 1911 stationed at Van- 
couver Barracks, Wash. Issue: Gladys and Hazel, 
twins, b Feb. 28, 1S89. 
ii Charles I., b Feb. 15, 1861 ; d Dec. 22, 1864. 

474 MARIA LUCRETIA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (251) 
Isaac Van Deusen and Lucretia Ingersoll of Great Barrington, 
Mass. ; b there Oct. 4, 1821 ; d at Housatonic Dec. 30, 1903 ; m 
Oct. 14, 1849, Charles Milton BALL;b in Stockbridgc, Mass., 
June 5, 1820; d Sept. 18, 1891. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 
i Sarah Louisa Ball, b Mar. 16, 1853; m June 25, 1898, 
Henr}' Farrell; res Housatonic, Mass. She is a noted 
artist. Issue: Mary Agnes Farrell, b Feb. 3, 1900; 
Helen Maria Farrell, b Mar. 10, 1901 ; Florence Augusta 
Farrell, b Oct. 26, 1902. 
ii Isaac Seymour Ball, b June 4, 1857 ; d June 18, 1S58. 
iii Marj^ Louisa Ball, b Mar. 5; d Mar. 19', i860. 

475 CRATUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (252) John C. Van 
Deusen and Rebecca de Freese of Great Barrington, Mass.; b 
there Oct. 8, 1802 ;m Nov. 19, 1849, Marie Louise Wheeler, 
dau of Isaac Wheeler and (503) Catherine Van Deusen. He 

310 Van Deursen Family 

d at Fort Edward, N. Y., Nov. 20, i860; she d at Gt. Barring- 

ton, Mass., July 25, 1899. 
Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 
Children : 

i Mary Adele, b in 1850 ; m Rev. Robert Dobyns d 'Aiibigne. 
an Episcopal Minister, who "died many years ago." 
She d May 8, 1908, at Springfield, Mass. ' 

ii Catherine Maria, b a 1S52 ; d in infancy. 

iii Frances Augusta, bai854;mai874, J. Hasbrouck Sah- 
ler, Attorney and Councellor at Law. He d at Van 
Deusenville, Mass., July iS, 1904. Issue: Louis Has- 
brouck Sahler, b a 1S76. 

476 HARRY VAN DEUSEN, son of (253) John Van Deu- 
sen and Rhoda Tuller of Great Barrington, Mass.; b there 
Sept. 20, 1798; d Feb. 16, 1887; m (ist) Mar. 16, 1820, Lucy 
Upson, v.-ho d May 22, 1826; (2d) Feb. 12, 1S29, Julia An.v 
REEd, who d Sept. 20, 1878. 

Res: 1850, Middletown, Otsega Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, by first wife: 

i Lucy Eveline, b in Mass. in 1821 ; d May 15, 1902. 
By second wife: 

773 ii JuHa Sylvina, b Mar. 8, 1830; m Oct. 15, 1846, Pliilo 


774 iii George Seymour, b Dec. 4, 1832; m Dec. 19, 1866, 

Sarah Elizabeth Persons. 

775 iv Henry Newton, b Aug, 19, 1836; m Sept. 8, 1S63, 

Mar}' J. Porter. 

776 V Albert', b Feb. 17, 1840; m Nov. 16, 1869, Algenctte 


477 LUCINA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (253) John Van 
Deusen and Rhoda Tuller, his second wife; b in Gt. Barring- 
ton, Mass., Sept. i, 1800; d Aug. 24, 1877; m Feb. 13, 1S19. 
John G. Tuttle, who d Jan. 30, 1855. He vras a cooper by 
trade and a farmer. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 
i John Mason Tuttle, b Feb. 23, 1820; m Mar., 1842. Ma- 
tilda Hopkins. 
ii Isaac Stiles Tuttle, b Dec. 17, 1822; m June 7, 1S55, Julia 
Gildersleeve ; had dau, Mary Tuttle, who m a Rowe. 

478 MASON VAN DEUSEN, son of (253) John Van Deu- 
sen, and his second wife, Rhoda Tuller, of Gt. Barnngton 

Seventh Gexeratiox 311 

Mass.; b Aug. 23. 1S02; d Jan. 19, 1S92; m Mav 5 1804 
Hannah Darbe. who d Feb. 24. iS6q ' ^ "*' 

Res: Stockbridge, Mass. 


777 i John Mason b Sept. 19, 1825; m Feb. 6, 1S61, Selina 
Austma Miller. 
ii Mary EHzabeth, b Feb. 21, 182S; d unm Sept. 23 
1877. '^ 

III Wilham Henry, b July i. 1S30; d Apr. 12, 1904- m 

July 31, 1S51, Matilda Harder, who d Aug 1895- 
^f,^,.St^c^^b"dge, Mass.; oc. tinsmith. Issue:' 
Wilham Arthur, b Apr. 15, d Aug., 1853; Carrie 
Mason, b Apr. 21, 1S58; d Sept. 16. 1900 

IV Jane, b Aug. 12, 1S32; m May 7, 1851, Erwin Good- 

win, who d in New York Citv Xov. i, 1867- res 
Stockbridge, Mass. Issue: Marv Elizabeth 
Goodwin, b Aug. 3, 1S55; d Feb. 7/1871; Agnes 
Jane Goodwin, b Oct. 20, 1859; unm 
778 V Rhoda, b Jan. 14, 1835; m Nov. 17, 1S61, Albert R. 
vi Hannah^ b Feb. 22, 1837; m Jan. 19, 1869, Lvman 
David Ballou, wid of Mariette Cooper; res Hern- 
don, Va. 
vii Frank, b Jan. 18, 1839; unm. 

viii Albert, b Dec. 24, 1846; m Mav 14, 1872, Helen 
Ehza Babcock; dau of Hiram Steele Babcock and 
Lois Elizabeth Townsend, b Sept. 15, 1844, at 
Cooperstown, X. Y. ; res Waterburv, Conn. Issue: 
Agnes Elizabeth, b Oct. 19, 1S75; Laura Babcock, 
b Apr. 17, 1880. 

479 JOHN TULLER VAX DEUSEX, son of (2,-3) John 
Van Deusen and his second wife, Rhoda Tuller, of Gt Bar- 
rmgton, Mass.; b March 12, 1806; d Mar. 7, 1889; m (ist) Oct 
19. 1S39, Sylvina Upson, vrho d April 26, 1846; (2d) Hen- 
rietta Vaughn. -t ^ / 

Children, by first wife: 

i Maria Tuller, b July 29, 1S40; m Feb. 9, 1892, Samuel 
Howe Morton, wid of her sister, Marv Curtiss Van 
Deusen; no ch. 
779 ii Mary- Curtiss, b Sept. 18, 1841; m Mav 21, 1867, 
Samuel Howe Morton. 

480 CALVIX VAX DEUSEX, son of (253) John Van Deu- 

312 Vax Deursen Family 

sen and Rhoda Tuller of Gt. Barrington, Mass.; b there July 
7, 1 80S; ni a 1S30, Sara IIalstead. 

i A son. b a 1S32. 
ii Mary Louise, b a 1834. 

iii Ellen Maria, b a 1S36; m Frank Hopping and had son?, 
Silas Hopping and Halstead Hopping. 

481 ALANSOX VAN DEUSEN, son of (254) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Eve Huyck of Great Barrington, Mass.; b Feb. 5. 
1792; d June 21, 1871; m Nov. 22, 1811, Julia Seeley of 
Conn., who d Sept. 20, 1876. 

Res; Alford, Mass. 

i Mark Ransom, b June 8, 1813; d Aug. 9, 18S9, at 

Wcstficld; m (ist) Oct. 26, 1840, Nancy W. 

Church, who d Jan. 10, 1844; (2d) Apr. 21, '1846, 

Harriet A. Beckwith; res Alford, Mass.; merchant. 

Issue: Nancy Electa, b July 5. 1843. 

780 ii Alma Louise, b Julv 17, i8i5;m Nov. 8, 1S32. Oliver 

S. WadsWorth. 
iii Electa, b Mar. 11, 1S17; d Nov. 10, 1895; m Feb. 9, 

1840, Charles S. Foote. 
iv Merritt, b Dec. 3, 1S20; d Aug. 6, 1901; m Mar. 6, 

1842, Mary Root of Westfield ; b in Mass., in 182 1 ; 

res Westfield, and, in 1850, Lennox, Mass. Issue; 

Caroline Louisa, b Mar. 21, 1S46; m (ist) a 1S67, 

and had one son. Clarence Van Deusen; (2d) 

Charles E. Williams. 

781 v Isaac Seeley, b Nov. 25, 1822 ; m Aug. 8, 1847, Ange- 

line Mason. 
vi Richard, b Sept. 28, 1S26; d unm, Dec. 3, 1853, at 

Wellington, Ohio, 
vii Alonzo, of New York, b Aug. 16, 1828; m Nov. 22, 

i860, Mrs. Ruth Anna Blackman. Issue: Emma 

Beatrice, b a 1862 ; m a 1883, Frank Albert Cornell. 

b Jime, 1S64. 
viii Julia Emily, b Dec. 10, i83i;m Feb. 18, 1867, C. W. 

Higgins, ^L D. 

482 ETHAN ALLEN VAN DEUSEN, son of (254) Isaac 
Van Deusen and Eve Huyck of Great Barrington, Mass. ; b. 
Nov. 28, 1794; d Aug. 12, 1862; m in 1815, Climene Tobey; 
b Feb. 9, 1793, in Litchfield, Conn.; d Feb. 17, 1873. 

Sevextpi Gexeratiox 313 

Res: West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., Mass. (Census 

Children-, b in West Stockbridge, Mass.: 

i Edwin Ruthven, b Xov. "2S, 1S17; d Nov. 12, 1S99; 
m Aug. 18, 1S44, Mary A. French. Issue: Fred- 
erick French, b a 1846; m a 1867, ^^ae Stevens, 
and had son, Edvrin Ruthven. 
ii Charles M., b May iS, iS23;d Aug. 21. 1S4S; m Feb. 
15, 1845, Helen X. Elton. Issue: A son, b Dec. 
19, 1846; Mary A., b at West Stockbridge, Mass., 
Dec. 19, 1S4-. 
782 iii Selina Antoinette, b Jan. 13, 1S25; m July 23, 1S43, 
Henry W. Lowrey. 
iv George Tobey, b Mar. 8, 1S28 ; m May 10, 1S75 ; name 
of wife unknown; res 1904, Westfield, Mass.; no 

483 ELECTA VAX DEUSEX, dau of (254) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Eve Huyck; b at Schodack, X. Y.. Apr. 25, 1797; 
d Feb. 20, 1864 ;m Dec. 24, 1S16, Barret BuRGET;b Apr. iS, 
1795 ; d Sept. 26, f'S8i. After the death of Electa Van Deusen 
he m Sept. iS, 187 1, Eveline A. Stone; b May 25, 1S27 ; d Apr. 
21, 1903. 

Res: Van Deusenville, Mass. 

Children, the first four bp at Kinderhook, X. Y.: 

i George Lambert Burget, b July 12, 1821 ; m May 23, 1849, 
Mary Sylvina Hollenbeck. 

ii Catharine Sophia Burget, b Feb. 6, 1824; prob d y. 

iii Catherine Eliza Burget, b Apr. i, 1S27; m Sept. 26, 1S53. 
Alex. M. Baker. 

iv Isaac Henry Burget, b May i, 1830; d unm Dec. 9, 185 1. 

V Lucinda Maria Burget, b May 14, 1833 ;m Xov. 14, 1854, 
John S. Stone. 

vi Sara Sophia Burget, b July 19, 1S36; unm. 

vii Richard Alonzo Burget. b'july 13, 1840; m (ist) Xov. 24, 
1862, Alice Morton Mitchell, who d Xov. 5, 1891; (2d) 
Nov. 18, 1896, Sarah Jane Martin; res Cheshire, Berk- 
shire Co.. Mass. 

484 LORING A. VAX DEUSEX, son of (254) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Eve Huyck of Great Barrington, Mass. ; b there 
in 1802; d Aug. 6, 1853; m July 7, 1S22. Harriet Lester. 
who d about 1879. 

Res: Housatonic, Mass. 

314 Van Deursex Family 

Children, as far as known: 
i Lucinda E.. b ^May 24, 1S35; ^ ^^ar. 15. 1905; m Edward 

Harper; res }»Ielrosc, Conn. ; no ch. 
ii Andrew J., b May 4, 1S42; d May 24, 1S94; m Jan. 15. 

1S73, Mrs. Mary Nye Merritt of New Brunswick, N. J.; 

res Newark. N. J. Issiie: Rebecket W., b Sept. 24. 

1873 ;d Sept. 24. 1874; Walter Merritt, b Feb. 21, 1877. 

unm in 1905 ; res Newark. N. J., where he is engaged in 

the Newark Banking Company. 

485 RICHARD VAN DEUSEN, son of (254) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Eve Huyck of Great Barrington, Mass. ; b March 
20, 1S05 ; d Sept. 7, 1S55 ; m (ist) Oct. 3, 1829, Cordell\ V,\.\ 
Deusex; b Dec. 7, 1S05 ; d Mar. 7, 1831 ; dau of (266) Matthew 
Van Deiisen and Electa Wainwright; (2d) March 10, 1836, 
LuxA DuxHAM, who d at Webster, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1842; {2,(j) 
March 15, 1848, Mary J. Walker. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 
Childrex, by first wife: 
i Mar>' Cordeha, b Jan. 30, 1S31; d y. 

By second wife: -' 
ii Maranda Cordelia, b Sept. 17, 1S38; m Apr. 27, 1850. 
John B. Droinell of Webster, N. Y., who d Jan. i, 1894 ; 
no ch ; wid res 1904, ^lason, Ingham Co., jNIich. 
By third wife: 
iii Francis A., b Feb. 28, 1849; d in fifth year, 
iv Luna Jane, b Aug. 12, 1854 ;m Nov. 30, 1876, John James 
Brown of Housatonic, Mass., b May 5. 1S56, at Stock- 
port, England; res Housatonic, Mass. Issue: Bessie 
Brown, b Mar. 24, 1882 ; m Hall. 

486 FREDERICK VAN DEUSEN, son of (255) William 
Van Deusen and Hannah Spencer of Moreau, Saratoga Co., N. 
Y.; b in Gt. Barrington, Mass., June 27, 1795; d October 2. 
1865; m a 1820, Sally Kxapp; b in New York in 1799. 

Res: Moreau, Saratoga Co., N. Y., in 1850. Oc: Fa:-mer. 
val. of real estate S6500. 

Children, (See Census of 1850): 

783 i William Spencer, b Dec. 26, 1825; m (ist) a 1S45. 

Catherine E ; (2d) Feb. 15, 1862, Mar}' 


784 ii Stephen, b Oct. i, 1828; m Jan., 185 1, Rosetta 

iii Catharine, b in 1831; m Edward Stevens; res Glens 
Falls, N. Y. 

Seventh Generation 315 

iv Margaret, b Dec. 21, 1835; ^n July 4, 1854, John 
Yandell; b Aug. 25, 1826; d Apr. 9, 1901; res So. 
Glen Falls, N. Y. Issue: Sarah Jane Yandell, 
b Oct. 4, 1855; ^ -^^S- 28, 1904; Charles Elmer 
Yandell, b July 7, 1862. 

487 PIIRAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (255) William Van 
Deusen and Hannah Spencer of Moreau, Saratoga County, N. 
Y. ; b at Schodack, Rensselaer County, N. Y., June 27, 1798; 
d at Newark, Wayne County, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1S86; m (ist) 
June 30, 1816, Maria CRAxdALL, who d April 17, 1850; (2d) 
Sept, 8, 1850, Clara Van Deusen, widow of Charles Horton 
and dau of (256) Conrad Van Deusen and Hannah Laman; b 
Jan. 15, 1807; d May 20, 18S5. 

Res: Marion, Palmyra and Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y. 
Oc: Farmer. 

Children, all by first wife: 

i Maria, b Aug. 19, 1817; m Mar. 14, 1840, Loren Sim- 
mons; had dau Ellen Simm.ons, who d Feb. 15, 1867. 
ii Hannah, b Sept. 17, 1S19; d Nov. 20, 1S29. 

785 iii William.'b Jime 6, 1821, m May 26, 1844, Sarah A. 

^ Ogden. 

iv Henry, b May 4, 1823. 

V Lucinda, b May 2, 1825; m May 26, 1844. Le Grand 
Ogden; no ch. 

vi Catherine, b June 24, 1827; m May 14, 1S48, John 
P. Drake, who d Dec. 12, 1855; res Constantine, 
Mich. Issue: Henry Crandall Drake, b Jan. 2, 
1850 ;m May 8, 1875, Clara B. Roys; Mary Theresa 
Drake, b Aug. 9, 1852, m Robert L. Dunlapp. 

786 vii John H., b Apr. 12, 1830; m (ist) Feb. 17, 1850, 

Irene Crandall; (2d) a 1857, Mary A. Mac Farland. 
viii Margaret, b June 23, 1832; m Feb. 17, 1850, Ira 
Crandall, who d May 18, 1902, at Cherry Valley, 
N. Y.; res Watts Flats, N. Y. Issue: Carlton 
E. Crandall, b Sept. 28, 1853, m Dec. 13. 1879. 
Erminnie Rowell; Anna M. Crandall, b Mar. 3, 
1858, m Oct. II, 1892, George Van Lone. 

787 ix Stephen, b July 24, 1834; m May 11, 1866, Lydia L. 


788 X Hannah, b Oct. 23, 1836; m (ist) Dec. 4, 1856, Frank- 

lin F. Ogden; (2d) May 10, 1S61, Alfred P. Horton. 
xi Richard, b Aug. 20, 1845 ; m Aug. 10, 1886, EHzabeth 
Rentschler; res Newark, N. Y. Issue: Mary E., 
b Feb. 7, 1887. 

^^® Van Deursen Family 

48S HENRY VAN DEUSEN, son of (255) William Va- 
Deusen and Hannah Spencer of Moreau. Saratoga Counu \ 
Y.; b April 22, 1800; d May .6, 1871; ni July 4, 1S27 iU-f 

Res: Moreau, Saratoga Co., N. Y. Oc- Farmer 

789 i Hiram, b Apr. 6, 1828; bp at Schodack; m in 18.-0 

Hannah Brown. •" ' 

790 ii. Simeon, b June 17, 1S30; m in 1S53, Loretta V. Carr 
m Lhzabeth Ann, b Feb. 15, 1831; bp at Schodack" d 

a 1906; m Oct. 30. 1879, Charles Schofield, who d 

Aug. 28, 1904; no ch. 
iv Caroline, b Apr. 15. 1833; m a iS=;3, Orvil B. Smith; 

res Johnsonburg. Pa. Issue: Francis A. Smith: 

Edgar B. Smith, m Sallv Hoag; Cora Mav Smith 

m William I. Sechrist. 
V Henry, b at vSchodack Apr. 21, 1835; m (ist) Feb.. 

1856, Martha J. Billings, who d May 30, 1S98; (2d) 

a 1907, Mrs. Josephine Williams'; res Saratoga 

Springs; N. Y. Issue: Henry Billings, b Apr. 

8. 1858, d Dec. 22, 1892, m Sept. 12, 18S2, Frances 

Lyon, no ch; Robert Elihu, b Dec. 29, 1S63, m Oct. 

31, 1893, Fannie Dobbin; no ch. 
vi John, b July 4, 1837; m Feb. 3. 1866, Sarah Martin 

Barnar; res Saratoga Springs. Issue: John Bar- 

nar, b Oct 5, 1872. 

489 STEPHEN VAN DEUSEN, son of (255) William Van 
Deusen and Hannah Spencer of Moreau, Saratoga Co., N. Y. ; 
b in 1802; m a 1825, Axx Crandall. In 1832 they were 
residents of Schodack; in 1850 of Northumberland, Saratoga 
Co., and later of Ghent, Columbia Co., N. Y. Mr. Van Deusen 
was a farmer. 
i WilHam, b Jan. 19, 1828; bp at Schodack; d at Fort Mon- 
roe, Va., Sept. 7, 1862: m Jan. i, 1855, Marv E. Lord, 
by whom he had one child, Willis Eugene, b June 27. 
1858. ^He enlisted at Gansevoort, N. Y., in Co. G, 
77th New York Vol. Inf., and died in service during 
the War of the Rebellion. His widow married Ran- 
som Kingsley, at whose death she married for the third 
time. Mason K. Aldrich, who served in Co. H, Ssth 
New York Vol. Inf., Sept 16, 1861, to Aug. 8, 1S62. 
when he was discharged for disabilities contracted dur- 

Seventh Generation 317 

ing service. As his widow she is a pensioner (Ctf 

ii Chancey, b July 5, 1830; bp at Schodack Sept. 2t,, 1S32. 
iii Eugene, b 1839. 
iv Spencer Reynolds, b Dec. 31, 1842; d May 16, 1S81; 

graduate of Yale College 1S68. 

V Anna Augusta, b 1847. 

490 JAMES VAN DEUSEN, son of (255) William Van 
Deusen and Hannah Spencer of Moreaii, Saratoga Co., N. Y. ; 
bin 1805; ma 1826, Mary Trumble, b in Connecticut in 

Res: Moreau, Saratoga Co., N. Y. Oc: Lawyer. 
Children (from Census of 1850): 
791 i James W., b Mar. 2, 1827; m Nov. i, 1S58, Eliza- 
ii Almira, b a 1829. 
iii Julia, b a 1832. 

iv Cornelia, b Apr. 17, 1834; d Aug. 22, 1836. 
v Elen, b in 1S40. 
vi Harriet, b^in 1842. 

491 WILLIAM JAY VAN DEUSEN, son of (256) Conrad 
Van Deusen and Hannah Laman; b at Schodack, N. Y., July 
16, 1806; d June 2, 1877; m a 1827, Maria Lane, who d July 
13, 1876. He was a member of State Assembly in 1S71 and 

Res: Canajoharie, N. Y. Oc: Fanner. 

i Lucina Margaret, b a 1828. 

ii William Albert, b Mar. 25, 1830; m Emily Allen, 
iii Bernard Laman, b Nov. 11, 1832; m Frances Wilson, b 

iv Stark, b a 1835 ; ni Mary 

V Charles Henry, b May 30, 1837; m (ist) Feb. i, 1880, 

Alida Alpaugh; (2d) Susan M. Kinney; res New York 

City. Issue: Albert Perlea, b in New York City Oct. 

16, 1883; graduate of Rochester University 1906; Elsie 

May, b June 11, 1886, d Apr., 1887; Mary Augusta, b 

Apr. 4, 1888. 
vi Harriet Lane, b Feb. 3, 1S40; m Oct. 27, 1856, Jacob 

vii Mary Augusta, b June 3, 1S42 ; m Sept. 14, 1864, Valentine 

Kjrby, who d Oct. 27, 1903. Issue: Josephine M. 

Kirby, b July 19, 1868, m Dec. 26, 1888, David I. 

318 Van Deursen Family 

Snell; Sara Hall Kirby, b Mar. i8, 1881, m and res at 

Canajoharie, N. Y. 
viii Warren Bang, b a 1S44; d y. 
ix Lucina Jane, b Apr. 7, 1850:0 Mav, 1S66, George O 

Blowers. ' ^ ■ 

492 MARGARET ANN VAN DEUSEN, dau of (2-,;) 
Michael Van Deusen and Christina Allen of Canajoharie, \\ 
Y.; b at Schodack, N. Y., Sept. 26, 180S; d Feb. 25, 1894; m 
(ist) a 1827, Francis Farquarson, who d Dec. 21, 1S59; (id) 
Jan. 4, 1869, David Winne, who d Feb. 15, 1879. 

Children, all by first husband: 

i Celia Diana Farquarson, b June 5, 1829; d unm. 

ii Sarah Christina Farquarson, b Feb. 27, 1831; m July 26, 
1855, Stephen A. Howard. Issue: Alexander How- 
ard and Nettie Howard, who m Harry Cotton of Gain^- 
ville, Wyoming Co., N. Y. 

iii William Michael P'arquarson, b July 17, 1S34; d iSSq; 
m a Feb. 21, 1S66, Virginia J. Disney; left dau, Mar- 
garet Farquarson, b a 1S79; res Salamanca, N. Y. 

iv James H. Farquarson, b Mar. 23, 1837; m Aug. 10, 1S56, 
Marion J. Hale of Hinsdale, N. Y. Issue: Francis 
Hale Farquarson; Frederick Henry Farquarson; Wil- 
liam Lincoln Farquarson; Lillie Josephine Farquarson; 
Charles Bryon Farquarson; Van Deusen Farquarson. 

V Mary Alwilda Farquarson, b May 4, 1845; ^ unm. 

493 JAMES HARVEY VAN DEUSEN, son of (257) 
Michael Van Deusen and Christina Allen of Canajoharie. X. 
Y.; b at Schodack, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1810; d at East Pike, N. 
Y., Aug. 27, 1852; m a 1831, at Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., N. 
Y., Hannah jMaria Lewis, who d at Lampoc, Cal., in 18S6. 

Res: In 1850 Pike, Wyoming Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
792 i Mary Martha, b Nov. 18, 1838; m a 1858, John Tel 

ii Cynthia A., b a 1841 ; m Thomas Telford. 

iii Justus B., b 1845; d unm. 

iv Altha A., b 1847; d y. 

V Estella M., b 1849; d unm. 

vi Celia, b a 1851. 

vii An infant, b a 1853 ; d y. 

of (257) Michael Van Deusen and Christina Allen of Canajohar 

Sevexth Gexeration 319 

BeLDEX JUDD. who d Xov. 30 1880 ' ^'^ ^''''^^ 

Res: Sprout Brook N Y Op-' \ro - 
Childrex: °--^- ^- Uc. Manuracturer. 

i Charles Cathn b Anr t-, tq.< < 

Gert^de Hele'n H^n. ^ nd.^^^Th^; to^.^h dfed^?)^ct' 
20 1893, in a railroad disaster at Battle Creek- 
Mich. ; res Canajoharie, Mont. Co.. NY Issue : 
Fannie Multord, b jtilv -^z 18--, --m ah xx- 
Van Deu.en son o'f (,,]]' OnVtr "b^ ."am' l™: 

III Edwm Srniih, b at Canajoharie, X Y Dec i t8-.. 

Plam'x'f '"'^'.^'^^^ ^iabel Sanders ;' res Fort 

S'^ar^^'.^^-^^- ^^-^ ^^^^-^; 

IV Justus Allen, b Nov^io, 1S57; m Oct. 23, iSoo Cora 

L. Bowman; res Canajoharie, N. Y oc Mam? 

L^'c'aTxTpt""'"- '""" En.n.a\M.idred b 

V Anna Belden, b July 5, 1S60; m Oct. 8, rSS. Toel 

Loucks, munster of Dutch Reformed Church ; no ch. 


1861, Maria Farxum Chapix, who d Jan 17 1866 'r]-h^' ^l 

graduate of the^TdS C^^lege'^^t Afbanv^N^^^^ VTI-o^ 
BrooTM'^r^""' of Egremont: Mass., and'in V890 of Sprout 
Brook, Montgomery Co.,. N. Y.. where he died ^ 

Childrex. by second wife: 

i Alfred, b Sept. 20, i8?i • d Dec -t T«!r- 

320 Van Deursen Family 

iii Chcna, b Feb. 15. 1S57; m Dec. iS, 1884, Frank W. 
Titiis, who d in 1904; no ch. 
By third wife: 

iv Charles Beege, b Aug. 22, 1S64. 
By fourth wife: 

V Edgar, b Dec. 27. 1869, at Gt. Barrington, Ma?s.; 
graduate of Princeton University, A. B.; M. A. 
1 901 at New York University; Instructor and 
Lecturer on Commerce and Finance at Nev.- York 
Univy. and Dartmotith College; member of Bank- 
ing lirm of P. AY. Brooks and Co., New York. 

496 MARY MARTHA VAN DEUSEN. dau of (257) 
Michael Van Deusen and Christina Allen of Canajoharie. N. 
Y.; b there Feb. 10, 1820; m at Sprout Brook, N. Y., Feb. 10, 
1842, Charles Hibbard, who d March 10, 1875. 

Res: Sprout Brook, Montgomery Co., N. Y. 
i George B. Hibbard. b July 5, 1S43; m 1S64, Adella P. 
AVmne. Issue: Winnie C. Hibbard; Nellie Hibbard. 
ii Ceha M. Hibl^ird, b Apr. 27, 184S; m Oct., 1872, William 

Hoyland Allen; res Nelliston, N. Y.; no ch. 
iii Charles M. Hibbard. b July 20, 1057; m Nov., 1892, Ella 
R. :Mallet; res Sprout Brook, N. Y.; no ch. 

497 OLIVER BURNHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (257) 
Michael Van Deusen and Christina Allen of Canajoharie, N. 
Y. ; b there Feb. i, 1S25; m Jan. 2, 185 1, Barbara C. Winne. 

Res: Gowanda, Cattaraugus Co.. N. Y. 
795 i James Eugene, b Sept. 22, 1851; m Oct. 20, 1875, 
Ella H. Hooker. 
ii Kittie Arabell, b June 6, 1857; d Nov. 21, 1861. 
iii. Carrie Electa, b Dec. 11, 1861; m Nov. 28, 1883, 
Pearlev H. Palmer Horton; res Gowanda. Cat- 
taraugus Co., N. Y. Issue: Oliver D. Horton. 
b Dec. 24, 18S5; Allen J. Horton, b Dec. 25, 1892. 
iv Allen Winne. b Nov. 24, 1866 ; d Oct. 9, 1897 ; m Aug. 
5, 1896. Fannie Mulford Van Deusen, dau oi 
Charles C, son of (494) Justus Van Rensselaer 
Van Deusen and Nancy B. Judd. He was an 

498 FRANCIS DE WITT VAN DEUSEN. son of hsi) 
Michael Van Deusen and Christina Allen of Sprout Brook. 

Seventh Generation 321 

Montgomer>- Co., N. Y. ; b there July 23, 1S29 ; m Aug. 7, 1S65, 
Mary Catharine Hulsaver. 

Res: Van Ilom, Iowa. Oc: Insurance Agt. and fanner. 

i Maiy Martha, b Feb. 14, 1S6S; m July 26, 1SS7, 
Frank Youtzy; res Cedar Rapids,' Iowa. Issue- 
Mary Frances Youtzy, b Mar. 28, 1893; Charles 
Raymond Youtzy, b May 13, 1895; Pearl Alice 
Youtzy, b Oct. 15, 1898. 
ii Charles F. D., b Jan. 30, 1870; m Jan. 26, 1S94, Rose 
Rosburg; res Van Horn, Iowa; no ch. 

796 iii Kittic Isabel, b May 5, 1872; m Oct. 15, 1898, John 

A. Johnson. 

iv Sarah M., b May 21, 1874; m Jan. i, 1901, Eli Deloss 
Perry ; res Van Horn, Iowa. Issue: Thomas Fran- 
cis Perry, b 1904; Mary Perry, b 1906. 

V Cyrus A., b May 13, 1877; m Dec. 20, 1903, Keathe 
Pearl P^fferson; res Van Horn, Iowa. Issue: Owen 
Irene, b in 1905. 

499 ANDREW VAN DEUSEN, son of (258) Laurence 
Van Deusen and Christine HoUenbeck of Lee, Mass. ; b there 
Sept. 8, 1794; d Aug. ii,i84i;m Sept. 20, 1815, Orpha 
JoYNER;bAug. 2, 1796; d Feb. 18, 18S3. In 1820 he was 
living in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. In 1828 he removed to 
Hinckley, Ohio, where he died and is buried. He was a mil- 
ler by occupation. 


797 i Irena Amaret, b July 21, 1817; m Mar. 22, 1836, 

William Kniblow West. 
ii Laurence, b June 12, d July 5, 1819. 

798 iii Roe George, b April 27, 1820; m (ist) July 10, 1S45, 

Susanna Foss; (2d) Sept. 5, 1S64, Sophia Burle- 
iv Daniel Denton, b May 21, d May 22, 1822, at Sheridan, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

799 V Rush Ludlow, b Aug. 3, 1823; m (ist) Jan. 30, 1844, 

Maria S. Damon; (2d) Nov. 16, 188S, Annie Alice 

800 vi Ralph Henry, b June 20, 1825; m (ist) Sept. 30, 

1846, Maryette M. Rockwell; (2d) Jan. i, 1893, 
Katie Hiller; (3d) Aug. 20, 1896, Anna Isadore 
vii Ester Adaline, b Nov. 4, 1827; d Jan. 31, 1878; bur 

322 Van Deursen Family 

in Ridgeville, Loraine Co., Ohio; m May 4, 1846, 
Lawrence Howk Van Wormer; res Tsp. of Fair- 
field. Mich. Issue: Ella VanWomier, b Dec. ic, 
1849; d Aug. 18, 1S52; Mary VanWormer, b Ayr. 
28, 1852; d July 26, 1854; Ida Estella Van Wormer. 
b Sept. 17, 1862; m Sept. 19, 1879, Harvey X. 
801 viii Ray Littlefield, b Aug. 3, 1S30; m Oct. 29, 1859, 
Mary S. "Williams. 

ix Edmund Octavus, b Feb. 28. 1833; d May 7, 1835. 

X Martin VanBuren, b Sept. 27, 1S35, at Hinckley 
Ridge, Ohio; m Oct. 9, 1859, Harriet Maria Trean- 
er; he has been a very successful farmer and now 
owns several hundreds of acres of land near La 
Porte City, Iowa; res Trear, Iowa. Issue: Ad- 
miral, b Jan. 9, d Jan. 12, 1862; Orpha Lucretia, 
b Nov. 23, 1864; m Oct. 25, 1887, James A. Pink- 
erton, M. D.; no children. 

xi Don Carlos, b Mar. 4, 1S39, at Hinckley, 0.; m (ist) 
Oct. 4, 1864, Ella Nichols; (2d) Feb. 2, 1901, De- 
light Painter; res Hinckley, Ohio He served in 
Gomp. K, 42d Ohio Vol. Inf., from Nov. 22, 1861, 
to Sept. 29, 1S63; lost right arm at Vicksburg, 
Miss., May 20, 1863 (Pen. Ctf. 26,287). Issue: 
Lincoconia D., b Aug. 5, 1865; Earl Russell, b 
Sept. 30, 1871; killed by kick of horse, Jan. 29, 
1878; Ruth A. b May 12, 1876; m in 189S, An- 
thony Earnhardt. 

500 JACOB VAN DEUSEN, son of (262) Isaac Laird Van 
Deusen and Lavinia L. Hart of Great Barrington, Mass.; b 
June 28, 1813, in Van Deusenville, Mass.; d at Tracy, Minn., 
Sept. 13, 1889; m Feb. 28, 1836, Mary TeNxXEY, who d in 
Owatonna, Minn., Nov. 7, 1874. 

i George Fairchild, b Jan. 26, 1839; m Feb. 7, 1870, Alice 

ii Charles Edwin, b Jan. 17, 1843; m Sept. 27, 1864, Fanny 

iii Mark Seeley, b Dec. 11, 1 844 ;m August 15, 1870, Serepta 

Jane Martindale; had three children, all dead; res 

Wichita, Kans. 
iv Mary Julia, b Oct. 7, 1850; m Oct. 18, 1869, Williard 


Seventh Gexefl\tiox 323 

501 REV. EDWIN MARTIN VAN DEUSEN, son of (262) 
Isaac Laird Van Deusen and Lavinia L. Hart of Van Deusen- 
ville, Mass.; b there Feb. 25, 1S16; d in Baltimore. Md., Aug. 
8, 1S90; m Sept. 16, 1S3S, Ei,iz.\ M.\ri.^ Gilbert, dau of 
Bradford Gilbert and Elizabeth Edwards of Stron^fellow, 

Edwin Van Deusen, D. D., was educated at Trinity College, 
N. Y. Soon after his graduation he received his first call as 
assistant at St. Paul's Church in Baltimore, where Rev. Dr. 
Wyatt was rector. Here he remained about three years, when 
he accepted a call to Oxen Hill, Md. After a few 'years there 
he was sent to St. Anne's Church, Annapolis, Md., where he 
remained about eight years, then going to the old Swedes 
Church in Wilmington, Del. From there he went to St. 
Peter's Church, Pittsburg, Pa., where he was rector for 
twenty years, then going to Grace Church, Utica N. Y., as 
successor to Rev. Dr. Leeds, who had resigned to accept the 
call to Grace Church in Baltimore. This was his last rector- 
ship and embraced about nineteen years. Upon his resigna- 
tion in Utica, Dr. Van Deusen left the active service of the 
ministry and went to reside in Carroll County, Md., where he 
lived for five years. He then went to Baltimore to reside 
with his son, in whose home he died. His body was taken to 
Utica, N. Y., for burial, the services there being conducted by 
Rev. Charles F. Olmstead of Grace Church, where Dr. Van 
Deusen had ofliciated for so many years. He had many 
friends who loved and admired him "for his worth and sterling 

802 i Mary Elizabeth, b a 1S40; m a i860, Gen. Audley 
William Gazzam of New York City. 
ii Edwin Gilbert, b Sept. 5, 1844; bp Feb. 25, 1S45, by 
Rev, Dr. Humphreys, President of St. John 's Col- 
lege at Annapolis, Md.; res 1890 Baltimore, Md. 

501a ERASTUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (262) Isaac Laird 
Van Deusen and Lavinia L. Hart of Van Deusenville, Mass., 
and of Rawsonville, Ohio; b in Mass. Jan. 27, 1S18; d at 
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, April 7, 1862 ; m at Grafton, Ohio, Dec. 
24, 1839, Sarah Ann Fitch, dau of Samuel Fitch and Anne 
Getty of Salem, N. Y. ; b March 25, 1816; d at Hudson, Ohio, 
April 30, 1868. 

Res: CuvahoR-a Falls, Ohio. 

324 Van Deursex Family 

Childrex, b at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 
i Frances, b July '5, 1S42; d at Three Rivers, Mich., Feb. 

6, 1888 ;in at Hudson, Dec. 23, 1S69, Albert Gaston. 
ii Haniet. b Nov. 26, 1846; m at Owatonna, Minn., Apr. 

9, 187 1, John Blair; res Tracy, Minn. Issue: Frank 

Sumner Blair, b Dec. 3, 1S76; m at Marshall, !\Iinn., 

Sept. 21, 1S98, Mar}' Minnick. 

502 NICHOLAS VAN DEUSEN, son of (263) Isaac I. 
Van Deusen and Christina Spoor of Great Barrington, Mass.; 
b there Dec. 31, 1789; d April 20, iS72;m (ist) a 1815 Rachel 

Atkins; (2d) Cixthy ;b in So. Carolina in 1795. 

He probably resided in Ohio in 1828, where one of his children 
v/as bom; later in Illinois, where we find him on Sept. 4, 1S60, 
at Town 3, Range 4, Marion Co. Family tradition says that 
he married, as second or third wife. Mary Ann Galusha, dau 
of Jacob Galusha and sister of the Hon. Jonas Galusha, Gov- 
ernor of Vermont; this statement has not, however, been ver- 

Children, so far as known: 
803 i Ira, b in III. in 1S23 ; m Apr. 9, 1S46, Catherine Beas- 

803a ii Cyrus, b in 111. in 1S26; m Jan. 2, 184S, Eliza J. 
iii Henr\' A. V., b in Ohio in 1S28 ; was living with par- 
ents in 111. in 1S60; occupation preacher, and ap- 
parently unmarried; was owner of real estate 
valued at $3000, and personal $Soo (Census). 

503 CATHARINE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (263) Isaac 
I. Van Deusen and Christina Spoor of Great Barrington, Mass. ; 
b Sept. 20, 1 791; d Dec. 27, 1874; m March 10, 181 1, Isaac 
WHEELERof Salisbury, Conn.; b Mar. 4, i7S5;dMar. 11, 1854; 
son of Samuel Wheeler, of Plainfield, Conn., and Olive Hall, 
dau of Col. John Hall. 

Res: Salisbury, Conn., and Victor, Ontario Co., N. Y. 
i George Butler Wheeler, b Apr. 16, 181 2, at Salisbury; d 

Jan. 21, 1858, at Victor, N. Y. 
ii Mary Augusta Wheeler, b Dec. 6, 1815 ; d Oct. 11, 1S91. 
iii Walter Budd Wheeler, b Apr. 4, 1818; d Aug. 20, 1846; 

bur at Nashville, Tenn. 
iv Charles Girard Wheeler, b July 5, 1824; d Apr. 18, 1885, 

at Victor, N. Y. , ^ v r 

V Marie Louise Wheeler, b a 1826; m at Victor, N. Y., Nov. 

Seventh Gener.\tion 325 

ig, 1849, (475) Cratus Van Deusen, son of (252) John 
C. Van Deusen and Rebecca do Freese. 

504 HENRYVAN DEUSEN, son of (263) Isaac L Van 
Deusen and Christina Spoor of Great Barrington, Mass.; b 
there Jan. 28, 1795; d Aug. 18, 1868, at Dybern*-, Pa.; m a 
1S20, LovisA DoBLE, b Jan. i, 179S; d Dec. 22, 18*79. 

Res: Dyberry, Wayne Co., Pa. 
804 i Mark, b May 4, 1823; m Oct. 24, 1867, Sarah E. 
ii George H., b Apr. 3, 1829; d unm Oct. 26, 18S3. 
iii Carohne, b June 20, 1831; m Dec. 20, 1SS3, George 
E. Baker, who died June 11, 1909, at Dybcny, 
Pa. ; no chiklren. 

505 CATHERINE VAN DEUSEN. dau of (264) Jacob 
Van Deusen and Jane Hollenbeck of Great Barrington, Mass.; 
b there Aug. 11, 1794; d Dec. 9, 1827 ;m Feb. 15, 1821, Daniel 
Tremain; b Oct. 21, 1758; d Dec, 1S53; son of John Tremain. 
He was "private in Capt. Ephraim Fitch's Co., Col. Hopkin's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt; enlisted July 15, 1776; discharged Aug. 
3, 1776; service 19 days, on alami in N. Y., at the Highlands." 
"Daniel Tremain, private, Capt. Ephraim Fitch's Co., Col. 
Benjamin Simond's detachment of Berkshire Co. Militia; en- 
listed Dec. 16, 1776; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777; 
Muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777'. reported on 
command as a scout." (See Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the 
Revolution; also article on Town of Greene, Chenango Co., 
French's Gazetteer of the State of New York). 

Daniel Tremain was a v;idower when he married Catherine 
Van Deusen. By his first marriage he had two sons, Erastus 
and William (Tremain Genealogy, Vol. i, p. 43)- 
Res: East Greene, Chenango Co., N. Y. 
i Jane Tremain; m Nicholas Spurr. Issue: Eliza Spurr; 

Griswold Spurr; George Spurr. 
ii Philena Tremain; m Frederick Fuller. Issue: Charles 
Fuller; Catherine Fuller; m Henr>- Foote and has ch 
Mary Foote; Anna Foote; and others. 

506 WILLLVM VAN DEUSEN, son of (264) Jacob Van 
Deusen and Jane Hollenbeck of Great Barrington, Mass.; b 
there Nov. 26, 1799; d there Feb. 3, 1873; m Dec. i, 1834, 
Mary W^arne, b in Mass. in 1807 ; d April 15, 1864. 

326 Van Deursen Family 

Res: Great Barrington, Mass. Oc: Farmer. 

i Cordelia M., b Dec. 29, 1S35; ^^ Nov. 30, 1S54, Henr}- 
J. Vosburg; b Dec. 10, 1S29, in Salisbury, Conn.; 
res Gilman, Marshall Co., Iowa. Issue: Wil- 
liam H. Vosburg, b Sept. 30, 1855:01 Dec. 22, 1887, 
Mar}^ A. McClurc; Lonella M. Vosburg, b ^lar. 31, 
1857; m Jan. 9, 1878, William J. Ward; Grace 0. 
Vosburg, b Apr. 18, 1S69; m Oct. 11, 1893, Ralph 
A. Dunkle. 

ii Edwin R., b Dec. 11, 1837 ; d Dec. 31, 1839. 

iii Jane Eliza, b Dec. 24, 1839; m Sept. 12, 185S, Aaron 
J. Vosburg; b Mar. 5, 1S34, at Salisbury, Conn.; 
res Gilman, Marshall Co., Iowa. Issue: Edwin 
W. Vosburg, b Sept. 13, 1859; m May 2, 18SS, 
Theresa Gould, who d Dec. 6, 1S91; Dwight J. 
Vosburg, b Dec. 18, 1S61; m Mar. 9, 1S92, Eliza- 
beth Gould. 

iv Frances Elizabeth, b Dec. 6, 1S41; m July 25, 1883, 
Henry Baker, b at Ancram, N. Y., June 22, 1826; 
d June 4, 1904, at Gt. Barrington, Mass.; no ch. 
805 V Jacob Henrv, b Mav 27, 1844; m Jan. 18, 1882, Hat- 
tie A. Clark. 

vi Mary Sophia, b May 31, 1846; d Dec. 16, 1891, at 
Gilman, Iowa; m Jan. 31, 1872, Thomas A. Dun- 
lava, b July 26, 1844; d Nov. 2, 1896; res Crook- 
ston, Polk Co., Minn. Issue: Roscoe G. Dun- 
lava, b Jan. 7, 1878. 

vii Harriet R., b Feb. 16, 1848; m Jan. 22, 1879, Edwin 
Holdridge Van Deusen, son of (509) Isaac Spoor 
Van Deusen. Issue: Louis Bertram Van Deu- 
sen, b Feb. 17, 1 88 1. 

507 MASON VAN DEUSEN, son of (264) Jacob Van 
Deusen and Jane Hollenbeck of Great Barrington, Mass. ; b 
there Oct. 24, 1802; d Aug. 16, i860; m (ist) June 18, 1S26, 
Anna Maria Hollenbeck, who d June 20, 1834; (2d) a 1S36, 
Lana Spoor, who d June 5, 1873. 

Res: Great Barrington, Mass. Oc: Farmer. 

Children, by first wife: 

i Mary Jane', b Nov. 14, 1S27; d Nov. 28, 1S94; m Feb. 25, 

1857, John H. Ferguson; res Great Barrington, Mass. 

Issue: W^infield S. Ferguson, b Apr. 16, 1861 ; m Dec. 

28, 1 888, Sarah O. Smith; Annie M. Ferguson, b Oct. 

Seventh Gekeratiox 327 

22, 1S62; d Sept. 3. 1S66; Jennie M. Ferguson, b Am^. 
31. 18&5. m Mar. 20, 1901, George H. Sirrine. 
11 Catherine S.b Sept. 2S, 1829; m (ist) June 16. 1.S52. 
Mason S_ Rogers; (2d) Jan. 22, 1865. Elisha Collins 

1867, Mn E. Rogers, b Apr. 28, 1858; m Mar., iSS^ 
Lizzie B. Clark; George W. Collins, b Feb. 10, 1S69: 
Lenah M. Collins, b Jan. 22, 1871 ; m Mar. 16, 1894 W. 
H. Scnbner. ^^ 

iii Franklin J b Jan. 16 1832 ; d July 28, 1S70; m Frances 
M. Burghardt, who d Dec. 8, 18S8; no ch. 

T ^°^ v^^S^^^ HARRIET VAN DEUSEN, dau of (264) 

Jacob \ an Deusen and Jane Hollenbeck of Great Barrington 

Mass.; b there Sept. 20, 1813; d Sept. 7, 1856; m March 27! 

1830, Isaac Burghardt, who d Nov. 15, 1876. 
Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. 
Children (have adopted name of Burgett) : 

i Mary Eliza Burgett, b Feb. n, 1838; m Oct. 2 1856 
Henr}- L. Rowe. who d Aug. 17. 1S98, at Egremont' 
^Mass. Issue: Frank D. Rowe, b Nov. 14, 1S63 

11 William Henrv' Burgett. b Apr. 14, 1840; m Dec. 12. 1S6-' 
Laura J. Meach; res Gt. Barrington. Issue: Dwi^ht 
I. Burgett, b Apr. 24, 1864; Leon H. Burgett, b Tan 
20, 1875. 
Henry William Burgett, b Apr. 14, 1840; twin of William 
Henry; m Dec. 7, 1S64, Marv J. Rowe. 

IV Charlotte Jane Burgett, b Oct! 24, 1S50; d June 8, 1S83, 
at Bmghamton, N. Y. ; m Dec. 28, 1S71, David H.' 
Carver; res Binghamton, N. Y. Issue: William H. 
Carver, b Feb. 14, 1876; Mabel Carver, b July 8, 1S78. 

509^ ISAAC SPOOR VAN DEUSEN, son of (265) Abra- 
ham Van Deusen and Sarah Spoor of Gt. Barrington, Mass.; 
b Aug. 5, 1798; d Oct. 17, 18S1; m Dec. 9, 1S19, Lovina 
HoLDRiDGE, who d Aug. 21, 1S86. 

Res: Green v/ich, Washington Co., N. Y. 
i Emily Ehzabeth, b Dec. 15, 1824, at Gt. Barrington, 
Mass.; m Sept. 20, 1846, Silas Daniel Holbrook, who d 
Mar. 5, 1895, in Saratoga Co., N. Y. ; res near Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., where he was oc in fanning. Issue: 
Mary M. Holbrook, b Aug. 31, 1847; i^"^ June, 1S67, 
George Henr}^ W^est; res Gansevoort, Saratoga Co., N. 
Y. ; Edwin E. Holbrook, b Aug. 22, 1854; unm; res on 


328 Van Deursex Family 

old homestead near Saratoga Spgs. ; Orley Eugene Hoi- 
brook, b June 3, d Sept. 4. 1859. 
ii Ed%vin Holdridge, b July 2S, 1833; m (ist) Oct. 19, 1S62, 
Nettie Sands, who d Mar. 22, 1866; (2d) Jan. 22, 1879, 
Harriet R. Van Deusen, dau of (506) William Van Deu- 
sen and Mary Warne; res Greenwich, N. Y. Issue; 
John Spoor, b July 22, 1865; d July 23, 1866; Louis 
Bertram., b Feb. 17, 18S1. 

510 MICHAEL VAN DEUSEN, son of (265) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Sarah Spoor of Gt. Barrington, Mass.; b 
Nov. 28, 1802; d Aug. 12, 1873; m (ist) Jan. 9, 1825, at Clav- 
erack, N. Y., Geektruy Van Deusen, dau of (195) John J. 
Van Deusen and Fitje Hallenbeck of Hudson, N. Y. ; b Aug. 
18, 1802 ; d Oct. 30, 1S65. He married (2d) Mary Ann Peck, 
b 1837 ; d 1904. 

Res: Gt. Barrington, Mass. (Census 1S50). 

Children, by first wife: 
i Sarah Lov'ina, b Apr. 27, bp at Claverack, N. Y., July 6, 

182S; d May 26, 1899; m Alexander Gordon. 
ii Lana, b 1830; d Oct. 21, 1839. 
iii Charles H., b 1832 ; bur Feb. 10, 1837. 

511 FICHE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (265) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Sarah Spoor of Great Barrington, Mass.; b April 
22,1812; dSept. 7, 1877; m April 21, 1841, Richard Vos- 
BURGH, who d Sept. 12, 1886. 

Res: Great Barrington, Mass. 
i A son, b Aug. 18, d Aug. 23, 1842. 
ii Abraham Van Deusen Vosburgh, b Jan. 28, 1846; d Aug. 

21, 1850. 
iii Emily C. Vosburgh, b Sept. 3, 1847; m Dec. 19, 1867, 

George Phelps Norton, b Norfolk, Conn., July 31. 1842; 

son of William Jason and Rebecca (Phelps) Norton. 

Issue (b Nev,' Jersey): Anson Vosburgh Norton, b 

Oct. 5, 1869; m Aug. 27, 1895, Kate Titus and had son, 

Harold Edward Norton, b Sept. 26, 1896; Harry S. 

Norton, b Jan. 26, 1872; d Feb. 20, 1872; Ella M. 

Norton, b Mar. 28, d Sept. 2, 1874 (Phelps Genealogy). 
iv Mary Vosburgh, b Aug. 16, 1850. 

512 JOHN LOOP VAN DUSEN, son of (267) Henry Van 
Dusen and Mary Loop; bp at Copake, Dutchess County, N- 
Y., Oct. 28, 1786; d in 1861 ; m in 1814, in Onondaga Co., N. 

Seventh Generation 329 

v., Lucy Warner, dau of Charles Warner and Sarah Stock- 
well. Charles Warner v/as the son of Israel Wanier of Wind- 
ham, Conn., and a Revolutionary soldier. 

Res: Geddes, Onondaga Co., N. Y. 


806 i Mary .\nn, b in 1815; m 1S38, Albro Truman Dowd. 

807 ii Charles H., b 1S17 ; m 1843, Lucinda Jennings. 

808 iii John Menzo, b Aug. 16, 1819; m Mar. 12, 1S46, Mary 

Louisa Barton. 

809 iv Elias Theodore, b 1821; m a 1843, Mar\' Jennings, 

sister of Lucinda. 
V Lucy Jane, b 1823 ; unmarried. 

810 vi Curtis Levant, b June 9, 1825; m Aug. 28, 1851, 

Martha Willard. 

811 vii Warner AVcston, b Dec. 26, 1827; m Mar. 12, 1S4S. 

Sarah A. Handall. 
viii Francis Peter, b 1S29; m Lydia Hanes; res Spencer- 
port, Niagara Co., N. Y. 

513 HENRY VAN DUSEN, son of (267) Heni^^ Van 
Dusen and Mary Loop of Geddes, Onondaga Co., N. Y.; b at 
Baldwinsville, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1794, v/here he d March 20, 18S4; 
m a 1819, Cynthia Burgess ; b in Vermont in 1S03 ; d Feb. 9, 

Res: Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i James G., b Apr. 24, 1821 ; m Apr. 20, 1S54, Alice L. 

812 ii George Henry, b Nov. 22, 1S22; m Dec. 15, 184S, 

Susan Clover. 
iii Wallace, b Aug. 12, 1823; m July 3, 1849, Lucy Jane 

Van Dusen. 
iv D. W.,bMar. 13, 1826. 

v Edward B., b Aug. 13, 182S; m 185 . ., Helen Curtis. 
vi Charles, b Mar. 31, 1831. 
vii Nancy J., b Mar. 27, 1832; m Dewitt C. Hall. 
viii Lester, b Dec. 13, 1834 ;m Elizabeth Mackey. 
ix Mandy, b July 13, 1837. 
X WilHam S., b Feb. 3, 1841; m Jan. 14, 18G6, Mar>- 

xi Don W., b Jan. 13, 1844; m Dec. 24, 1S68, Marilla 

xii James, b a 1849. 

514 PLATT J. VAN DUSEN, son of (26S) Jacob Van 

330 Van Deuksex Family 

Dusen and Edith Palmer of Peru, Clinton Co., N Y • b ?t 
Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Feb. 27, i793-'d at 
Ellenburg, N. Y., Aug. i, 1S73; m at Peru, N.'y., Dec. 20 
1S14, Charlotte Saunders. He served in the war of 1S1-' 
m 3d Regt., U. S. Art. (Bounty Land Claim; wid. pen. ctf 

Res: Ellenburg, Clinton Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

813 i Avery, b Nov. 5, 1816; m (1st) a 1837, Jane Newton; 

(2d) a 1848, Betsy Bishop. 

814 ii WilHam Plenry, b Jan. 21, 1821 ; m a 1842, Sarah A. 

iii Jane, b a 1S24; m Sidney Bennett. 
iv Martin, b a 1S26. 

V Sarah, b a 1828; m Coolidge. 

vi Emily, b a 1830; m Perry; res Burwell, 

Greenfield Co., Neb. 
vii George, b a 1833. 

815 viii Walter W., b Apr. i, 1837; m (ist) in 1863, Harriet 

Saunders; (2d) ]\Iay, 1S85, Maggie Enrigh. 

515 ORVIL B. VAN DUSEN, son of (268) Jacob Van 
Dusen and Edith Palmer of Peru, Clinton Co., N. Y. ; b a 1813 ; 
m (ist) a 1S35, Fanny Bigleston, who d before 1S50; (2d) 
Mrs. Phebe Bayley. In 1850 he resided at Ellenburg, 
Clinton Co., N. Y., v/here he was engaged in farming. 

Children, by first wife: 
i Albert C, b Apr. 26, 1S41; m Jan. 10, 1867, Mary J. 
Chambers. Both served in the Army during the War 
of the Rebellion. He enlisted July 17, 1862, in Co. D, 
loth Vermont Vol. Inf., and was discharged June 10, 
1865, to enlist in Co. C, 5th U. S. Art., in which organi- 
zation he served until 1S85, when he vras discharged 
as Sergeant and appointed Ordnance Sergeant U. S. A. 
April 5, 1893. He was placed on the retired list with 
this rank. Mary J. Chambers served in the Army as 
a matron from Nov. 30, 1862, to Feb. 28, 1863, and as 
nurse from May 6, 1863, to Oct. 23, 1863. She was 
pensioned as Mary J. Armstrong (Ctf. 852,902). She 
died Oct. 26, 1893. Res New Galtz, Md. 
By second wife: 
ii Edward F. Bayley, b 1844. 
iii Branch, b 1847. 
iv Olive, b 1850. 

Seventh Generation 331 

516 DAVID VAN DEUSEN, son of (269) Richard Van 
Deusen and Hannah Farnam of Onondaga Co., N. Y.; b in 
1798; m Dolly , ^vho was b in 1802. 

Res: 1850 Lenox, Madison Co., N. Y. 

i Levi R., b 1828. 
ii Thomas S., b 1831. 
iii Elizabeth F., b 1835. 
iv Cynthia L, b 183S. 
V Catherine, b 1842. 

517 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (269) Richard Van 
Deusen and Hannah Faniam, of Onondaga Co., N. Y.; b in 
1S04; m Angus White. 

Res: Mauston, Jtmeau Co., Wis. Oc: Farmer. 

i William, b a 1S30; m a 1852, Mars* Elifelth. During the 
Civil War he was drafted Nov. 20, 1863, and assigned 
to Co. I, ist Wis. Vol. Inf.; transferred to Co. F,^2ist 
Regt., Sept. 20, 1864; to Co. F, 3rd Regt., June 8, 
1865, and was discharged, June 18, 1865 (Pen. Ctf. 
319,804); d Jan., 1908; res Mauston, Wis. Issue: 
Frank, b in 1854; m in 1883, Leana Martin, and had 
issue, William, Agnes, and Lulua; Waren, b i860; d 
1866; Edward, b in 1866 ;m in 1885, Minnie Peck. 

518 OLIVER G. VAN DEUSEN, M. D., son of (269) 
Richard Van Deusen and Hannah Farnam; b a 181 5 in Che- 
mung Co., N. Y.; d in Troy, Bradford Co., Pa., Sept. 8, 1844; 
m Feb. 5, 1836, Ellen Chipman Parsons, who d in Allendale, 
N. J., Sept. 14, 1905. 

-. Res: Wellsboro, Tioga Co., and Troy, Bradford Co., Pa. 
Oc: Physician. 

i Richard Maryot, b Wellsboro, Pa., 1838 ; d Dec, 1842. 

816 ii Jean Parsons, b May 9, 1842; m (ist) July 12, 1861, 

Reuben M. Pratt; (2d) Oct. 25, 1869, George 


iii Oliver Gibson, b in Troy, Pa., May 22, 1844; d unm 

Aug. 4, 1907. 

of (271) Dirck Van Deusen and Betsey Dutcher of Dutchess 
County, N. Y.; b at Dover Plains, Jan. 23, 1797; d at Elba, 

332 Vax Deursex Family 

Genesee Co., N. Y., June 24, 1S54; m (ist) a 1S20, Polly Ann 
Buzzel; (2d) a 1S29, Laura AVilder, b in Mass. in 1S06; d 
Sept. 20, 1862. 

Res: Elba, Genesee Co., X. Y. Go: Farmer, value of 
real estate in 1850, $10,000. 

Children, by first wife: 
8i6a i Lemuel, b in Livingston Co., N. Y., Apr. 19, 1824; 
m June 26, 1856, Mary E. Brewer. 

By second wife: 

817 ii Sylvenus W., b June 2, 1S33; m Mar., 1S55, Nancy 

E. Wyman. 
iii Eunice L., b May 10. 1S38; m Sept. 26, 1855, Wil- 
liam Butcher; res Elba, Genesee Co., N. Y. Is- 
sue: Laura E. Butcher, b May 5, 1857; m Dec. 
25, 1879, Thomas Barber; Matie A. Butcher, b 
May I, 1866; m Sept. 28, 1892, John Goodlifl. 

520 LAURENCE VAN DUSEN, son of (271) Dirck Van 
Deusen and Betsey Butcher of Allegan Co., Mich.; b Aug. 21, 
1 80 1, in Byron Center, Genesee Co., N. Y.; d July 23, 187 1, in 
Pardeeville, Col. Co., Wis.; m a 1S21, Susan Van Camp; b 
May 18, 1803, d Nov, 2, i860. 

Res: Pardeeville, Columbia Co., Wis. 

i Betsy Jane, b Sept. 7, iS23;d Dec. 23, 1855. 
ii La Favette, b Nov. 23, 1824, in Genesee Co., N. Y.; 
went to California in 1850 and settled in Ukiah, 
Cal., in 1870; d there Jan. 16, 1S90; m Nov. 10, 
1856, Josephine Louise Hinckley, who d Aug. 27, 
1884. Mr. Van Dusen was a kimberman. Issue: 
Emily Virginia, b Aug. 10. 1857, m Apr. 13, 188 r, 
Eugene Brown; Marion Susan, b Apr. 20, 1863; 
Lafayette, b June i, 1866, m Nov., 1890, Nellie 

818 iii George Washington, b July 10. 1826; m (ist) a 184^ 

Mary Armstrong; (2d) a 1855, Percis Barden; (3d) 
Nov. 29, i860, Nancv Barden. 

819 iv Sarah Ann, b May 6, 1828; m July 4. 1850, Jackson 

L. Prentice. 
V Amanda, b Feb. 12, 1830; d Dec. 21, 1832. 

820 vi Oscar D., b Mar. 31, iS32;m Jan. 14, 1854, Emelme 

Ensign. , ^., , . , 

vii Emily, b Sept. 5, iS36;.m a 1855, W. H. Gilchrist. 
d Feb. 20, 1856. 

Seventh Generation 333 

521 SILAS VAX DEUSEN, son of (271) Dirck Van Deu- 
sen and Betsey Diitchcr of Allegan Co., Mich.; b Oct. i, 1807. 
in Anburn, Cayuga Co., N. Y.; m Oct. 22, 1S34, Hannah 


Res: Ypsilanti, Mich. 

i Charles T,, b Aug. 13, 183S; d at Ypsilanti, Mich., Nov. 
2, 1873; ni July 22, 1S69, Jennie Mackey, who d May 
10, 18S7, at Detroit, Mich. He enlisted at Rochester, 
N. Y., Aug. 30, 1862, in Co. L, 8th New York Vol. 
Cav., held rank as Orderly Sergeant, Sergeant 
Major, and Adjutant, and was mustered out as Captain 
of Co. D, on Mar. i, 1S65. He was w^ounded several 
times and was a pensioner. His widow and minor 
children were also pensioned. Issue: Charles B., b 
Jan. 28, 1871 ; Janet Y., b June 14, 1872. 

ii Mary L., b Feb. 5, 1841 ; living unm in 1903 at Ypsilanti, 

522 SYLVANUS VAN DUSEN, son of (271) Dirck Van 
Deusen and Betsey Dutcher of Allegan Co., Mich.; b in Gene- 
see Co., N. Y., April 15, 1S15; m (ist) Dec. 10, 1842, Mary 
Bryant; b in New York State in 1824; d at Allegan, Mich., 
July 10, 1886; (2d) July 15, 1874, Lydia A. Griffin, b Jan. 
14,' 1845; dau of John "and Elizabeth (Archer) Grififin. She 

survived Mr. Van Dusen and married again, Briggs, 

and was living in 1904 at Delhi, N. Y. Mr. Van Dusen sep- 
arated from his first wife. He was a farmer, also a tanner 
and currier. 

Children, by first wife: 
i Richard, bin Ohio Jan. 12, 1844; d June 20, 1855. 
ii Edward Silas, b in Iowa Oct. 31, 1846; res Kellogg, Mich. 
iii William M., b at Madison, Ind., May 5, 1849 ; m Nov. 15, 

1884, Nellie B. Bennett; res Kellogg, I^Iich.; farmer. 

Issue: Richard, b Oct, 22, 18S5. 
iv Emma, b Nov. 18, 1853; m Sept., 1879, Michael Conway; 

res Allegan, Mich. 

523 HENRY VAN DEUSEN, son of (272) Jacob Dutcher 
Van Deusen and Nancy Smith of North East, Dutchess Co., 
N. Y.; b Jan. 10, i8io;'m a 1832, Helen NACE;bin 1805. 

Res: 1850, Salisbury, Conn. 

i Samuel, b in 1835; m Hannah Smith. Issue: 

334 Van Deursen Family 

Frank; Fred, res in New York; Anna, living with 

father in Albany, 1905. 
ii John J., b in 1S3S; m (ist) ; (2d) 

Eva Connrod; six children; res Unadilla, N. Y. 
iii Rachel, b in 1841 ; ni Sherman Jennings. 
iv Ma.ry E., b in 1844; m Donelly ; res Milford, 

n; y. 

821 V Charles, b Apr. 4, 1847; m Jan. 28, 1875, Carrie 

vi Henry, b a 185 1, d y. 

524 CHARLES VAN DEUSEN, son of (272) Jacob 
Dutcher Van Deusen and Nancy Smith of North East, Dutch- 
ess Co., N. Y.; bat Dover, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Oct. 31, 
1S18; d at Unadilla, N. Y., April 13, 1895; m Dec. 28, 1841, 
Nancy Place; b in 1S22. In 1850 they were residents of 
North East, and later of Otsego Co., N. Y. 


822 i Matthew Porter, b Oct. 16, 1842; m Nov. 14, 1872, 

Martha Coats. 

ii Emeline G., b June 5, 1845; m Feb. 24, 1876. Syl- 
vester PhiUips and had dau, Helen D. Phillips, b 
July 3, 1877. 

iii Harriet Ann, b Sept. 9, 1847; m Dec. 29, 186S, 
: Charles W. Godfrey; res Guilford, Chenango Co., 

N. Y. Issue: Mary Alice Godfrey, b Oct. 11, 
1869, m Dec. 28, 1887, George Nee Tyler. 

iv Henry B., b Jan. i, 1850; m Nov. 14, 1883, Ida N. 
Grandsbury; res Unadilla, N. Y. Issue; Eva 
J., b Oct. 26, 1884; Edyth J., b Apr. 28, 1886. 

V Martha R.,b Mar. 16. 1852 ;m Dec. 26, 1S88, Herman 
Grandsburv; res Franklin, Del. Co., N. Y.; no ch. 

823 vi Sarah T., b Nov. S, 1858; m Apr. 7, 1880, Tola C. 

Graves. ^^ , t. 1 

vii Minnie L., b Feb. 17, 1862; m a 1883, Fred Pooler; 
d Feb. 2, 1904, at Norwich, N. Y.; res Sidney 
Center, Del. Co., N. Y. Issue: Raymond Pooier, 
b Jan. I, 1887; Addis F. Pooler, b May 20, 1901. 
\aii Jesse W., b Apr. 10, 1864. 

52s HARRIETT ANN VAN DEUSEN, dau of (272) 
Jacob Dutcher Van Deusen and Nancy Smith of North bast, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y.; b there April 16, 1823; d July 18, 1899, 
m Dec. 3, 1845, Abxer Beach, who d Feb. 28, 1905. 

Res: Manchester, Dickinson Co., Kans. 

Seventh Generation 


i Man.' Nancy Beach, b Nov. 7, 1849; m Aug. 1=; 187" 

William S. Ackley; res Kansas Citv, Mo. * ^' 
11 Helen Sophia Beach, b Mar. 7, 1853; m Aug. 23, 1873, 

Samuel A. Blanchard; res Rockaway, N. J.^ 
iii Theodore Jones Beach, b Jan. 3, 1856; m Mar. 16 1878 

Mar}- A. Blanchard. 
iv John Joseph Beach, b Oct. 31, 1S61; m Mar. 29, 1886, 

Mary V. Swartwood; res Manchester, Kans. 

526 WILLIAM VAN DUZER, son of (277) John Van 
Duzer and Margaret McMillan of Moscow, Hillsdale Co., 
Mich.; b in Newburgh, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1798; d Mar. 8, 1S42; 
m (ist) in 181S, at Macedon, Wayne Co., N. Y., Bethen-.\ P." 
Jones, who d in 1822; (2d) Nov. 20, 1825, at Lebanon, N. Y., 
Hannah Clarke, v;ho d in 1865 (See Tuttle Genealogv, p 

Res: Silver Creek, Chautauqua C^., N. Y. Oc: Merchant. 

Children, by first wife: 

i Maria, b a 1820; d 1894; m David H. Carrier. 
ii Laura Berthena, b a 1822 ; d unm in 18S7. 

By second wife: 

824 iii John Clarke, b Aug. 30, 1827; m (ist) Feb. 8, 1846, 

Lovina 0. Norton; (2d) Sept. 6, 187 1, Kate 

825 iv Ashley McMillan, b Mar. 12, 1829; m Oct. 23, 1S61, 

Julia Elvira Ferris O'Brien. 

V Abigail McMillan, b Dec. 14, 1831; d Feb. 17, 1832. 

vi Edward, b Dec. 14, 1833; d Apr. 21, 1837. 

vii William, b Jan. i, 1835; "^ ^^^r. 18, 188S, Mary Ella 
Montgomery; res Silver Creek, N. Y. Issue: 
Laura B., b Nov. 16, 1888; Clarke M., b May 25, 

viii Sophia Elizabeth, b Feb. 19, 1839; m Sept. 25, i86r, 
Azariah Smith, b Jan. 12, 1833; son of Samuel, 
gr. son of Mathew 6th; res Boston, Mass. Issue: 
Rupert Van Duzer Smith, b Feb. 10, 1S68; d May 
31, 1869; Theodore Clarke Smith, b May 18. 1S70; 
student at Harv.'ood Coll., 1890; Florence Eliza- 
beth Smith, b May 6, 1873 ; student at Smith Coll., 

526a ZACHARIAH VAN DUZER, son of (277) John 
Van Duzer and Margaret McMillan of Moscow, Hillsdale Co.. 
Mich.;b in Nev/ York State in 1803 ; d March 10. 1852; m (ist) 

336 Van Deursen Family 

a 1824, Eliza Kingman; (2d) by Abratn Spear, J. P., at Mace- 
don, Wayne Co.. N. Y.. Feb. 27, 1827, Sally R , 

who was b in New York in 180S. 
Res: In 1850 Hillsdale. Mich. 
Children, by second wife: 
i Meriel, b in New York in 1828. 
ii Margaret, b in New York in 1834. 

iii John, b in Michigan in 1836; served during War of the 
Rebellion as Corporal in Co. K, loth Mich. Vol. Inf.; 
enlisted Jan. i, 1S62, and re-enlisted Feb. 6, 1864; was 
killed in action at Buzzard's Roost, Ga., Feb, 25, 1864; 
bur in National Cenieter\', Marietta, Ga.; mother pen- 
sioned (Ctf. 87,766). 
iv Mary, b in Mich, in 1839. 
V Lixcy M., b in Mich, in 1844. 

527 WILLIAM ALLISON VAN DUZER, son of (278) 
Samuel Van Duzer and Ursula Russell, his second wife, of 
Canterburs% Orange County, N. Y.; b in Cornwall, N. Y., 
Julv 24, 1807; m June 10, 1833, Louisa Garland; b in Hull, 
England, May iS, 18 10. They were residents of Washington, 
D. C, in 1878, at which time' i\Ir. Van Duzer held a govern- 
ment position. 


i Isabel, b in 1834; d in same year at Sing Sing, N. Y. 

ii William, b Jan. i, 1835, ^^ ^'s"^^' York City. 

iii Ashley, b New York City in 1838. Enrolled Aug. 
16, 1861, at New York City and mustered in^as 
first lieutenant, Co. K_, 55th Regt., New York Vol. 
Inf., Attg. 28, 1861; discharged Dec. 18, 1861; en- 
rolled Feb. 20, 1862, at New York, mustered in as 
first lieutenant, Co. F, ist Marine Artillery, Mar. 
12, 1862 ; resigned April 14, 1862. 
826 iv Katerina, b Nov. 26, 1840; m a i860, Stephen Haff. 

V Frank, b in New York City. 

vi Bessie, b in New York City; m June, 1876, Pitt Bar- 

528 MARY ANN VAN DUZER, dau of (278) Samuel Van 
Duzer and Ursula Russell of Canterbur>% Orange Co., N. \.; 
h there April 16, 1809; d Jan., 1876; m April 23, 1834, Gates 
White McGarrah, who d before 1843. 

i Theodore McGarrah, b a 1836; m Mary Pearsall. 
ii Eugene McGarrah, b a 1838; was unm in 1S70. 

Seventh Generation 337 

iii Louisa McGarrah, b a 1S40; m Robert F. Todd. 
iv Emma McGarrah, b a 1S42; d in 1S70. 

529 HENRY RUSSELL VAX DUZER, son of (27S) 
Samiiel Van Duzer and his second wife, Ursula Russell of 
Canterbury-. Cornwall Township, Orange County, N. Y., was 
born at Canterbury May i, 1813. The date of his death is 
not known, but he was buried in Trinity Cemetery, above 
Bloomingdale, N. Y. He m.arried Jan. 21, 1840. Jane Brush, 
who survived him, and was living in 1S70, a widov/, at Green- 
point, L. L 

Children, all born in New York City: 

i Samuel Brtish, b Dec. 9, 1840; d at Albanv, N. Y., July 
24, 18S2; m July 17. 1S65, Martha Jane Hill; res* Al- 
bany, N. Y. Issue: I. Janet, b Aug. 31, 1S67, d Oct. 
31, 1898; 2. Harry Russell, b Mar. 13, 1872, d Apr. 11, 
1876; 3. William Hill, b Oct. i, 1877, d May 3, 1S7S; 
4. Frank Alexander, b May 3, 1S79, m Aug. 25, 1903, 
Goldie E. Hicks; is a member of the Holland Society 
of New York and of Wadsworth Lodge, F. & A. M[, 
Albany, N. Y., where he is engaged in the Real Estate 
and Insurance business. 

ii Ursula, b Dec. 8, 1842 ;m May 9, 1S66, Joseph H. Black- 

iii An infant, twin, b Sept. 22, 1847 ; d in infancy. 

iv Henr\^ Russell, twin, b Sept. 22, 1847; ^ ^^ay 29, 1872, 
Jennie Schofield; res 1878, Parsippany, Morris County, 
N. Y.; one son, William. 

V Orrin, b Feb. 20, 1849; ^"^ Oct. 29, 1872, Hannah Tiebout; 

res 1878, Greenpoint, L. I.; two children. 

vi Russell, b Sept. 14, 1S52. 

vii Eugenia, b Nov. 2, 1855; m Randolph Jennings of New- 
ark, N. J. 

530 JACOB ASHLEY VAN DUZER, son of (278) Samuel 
Van Duzer and Ursula Russell; b in Monroe Co., N. Y., March 
19, 1818; d before 1870; m a 1840, S.^rah Drake. He re- 
moved from Orange Co., N. Y., to Chicago, 111. 

i Lilian, b a 1842; m George B. Sickles; res 1S7S, Chicago 

111. ; has one dau, Maude Sickles, b a 1873. 
ii Julia, d before 1870. 
iii Orrin. 
iv Russell. 

V Eugenia. 


338 Van Deursex Family 

531 JOHN V;iLKISON VAN DUSEN, son of (2S0) 
Robert A. Van Dusen ard Hannah Wilkison of New Jersey; 
b near Robertsville. Monmouth Co., N. J., Sept. 22,, iSi6;'d 
at Cranbury, X. J., Dec. 27, 18S9; m Aug. 5, 1834, Gertrude 
Jane Pease, who d at South Amboy, N. J., Feb. 13, 1893. 

Res: Cranbur}', N, J. Oc: Farmer. 

827 i Jonathan P., b June 27, 1835; m Aug. 4, 1851, 

Catherine Jordan. 
ii Hannah E., b Aug. 4, d Aug. 28, 1837. 

828 iii Robert A., b June 11, 1S39; m Feb. 15, i860, Mar\- 

Ann Stultz. 
iv Marv M.. b Sept. 24. 1841 ; m Aug. 8, 1S63, WilHam 
W. Dev. 

829 V Elwood R., b Nov. u, 1843; m (ist) Apr. 8, 1868, 

Margaret B. Brown; (2d) Jan. 15, 1902, Lena Van 

830 vi John E., b Nov. i, 1845; ^^ Oct. 6, 1870, George- 

anna Davison, 
vii Bartine Twiford, b Feb. 19, 1848; d June 23, 1S93; 

m June 22, 1872, Elizabeth Otis; no ch. 
viii Lemuel, b May 3, d INIay 15, 1851. 
ix Elias L., b Apr. 3, 1853; m Nov. 30, 1870, Laura 


532 ROBERT VAN DUSEN, son of (281) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Cornelia Vrcdenburgh of Marion, Decatur Co., 
Ind.; bp at Copake, Columbia Co.. N. Y., June 14, 1783 ; d in 
186S; ra a 1805, Cloah Alltizer Fuller. He served during 
the War of 1S12 in the New York Militia, from Dec, 1813, to 
March, 181 4. In 1850 he w^as a resident of Marion, Decatur 
Co., Ind., where he v.'as engaged in farming. 


831 i Daniel, b in Chemung Co., N. Y., in 1808 ; m (ist) in 

1829, Annie Robbins; (2d) Feb. 4, 1841, Lora Bag- 

ii Cornelius, b in Kentucky in 1820; m a 1843, Adaline 
Bennett; b in N. Y. in 1829; res Marion, Ind.; oc 
farmer. Issue: Lovina, b in 1845; Lovany, b in 
1846; Loisa, b in 1849. 

iii Nehemiah, b in Kentucky in 1824; m a 1848, Adeline 

; b in Indiana in 1827; res in 1850 

Decatur Co., Ind.; had son, John D., b in x\ug., 

832 iv Enoch, b in Indiana Mar. 20, 1826; m (ist) July 26, 

Seventh Gener.\tiOxX 339 

1847, Nancv Runnels; (2d) Nov. 8, 185:;, Huldah 
H. Hatfield; 

533 ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (2S1) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Cornelia Vredenburgh ; b in 1793; name of first 
wife not known; m (2d) March 27, 1845, Agnes Armstrong, 
b in 1S06; wid of James Armstrong (who d in Decatur Co., 
Ind., Sept. 25, 1842). Isaac served in the War of 1S12 in a 
New York Regt.; was "drafted June 18, 181 2, at Canandaigua, 
N. Y., and discharged Feb., 1S13, at Buffalo, N. Y." He 
filed Bounty Land Claim, Nov. 16, 1850, for 40 acres (Ctf. 
33,409) and April 2, 1855, for 120 acres (Ctf. 40,734). He 
then resided in Decatur Co., Ind. He died in Sullivan Co., 
N. Y., Oct. 6, 1S65. His widow applied for pension Nov. 9, 
1878, which was allowed (Ctf. 20,046). Auditor reports that 
no payment was ever made. 

Children, as far as known; by first wife: 

i Jacob, b a 181S in Kentucky; m (ist) Elizabeth 
McClair, who d in 1843; (2'd) Clarissa Campbell, 
who d in June, 1852 ; (3d) May 28, 1854, Elizabeth 
. Lewis, who was pensioned on account of his ser- 
vice in Comp. D, 77th 111. Vol. Inf. (Ctf. 518,675). 
"Soldier d Sept. 26, 1899, age 80 years and 6 
months" (Pen. Ctf. 139,116); resin 1871, Lacon, 
Marshall Co., 111.; in 1886, Abeline, Dickenson Co., 
Kans. In 1903 his widow was living in Lacon, 111. 
ii Abraham, b in 1833 ; res in 1878, Varna, 111. 
By second wife: 
8;^;^ iii Lorenzo Dow, b in Decatur Co., Ind., Jan. 13, 1846; 
m Sept. 7, 1869, Nancy Jane Baldwin. 

534 JACOB VAN DUSEN, son of (281) Abraham Van 
Dusen and Cornelia Vredenburgh of Copake, N. Y., and 
Marion, Decatur Co., Ind.; b April 8, 1796; d Sept. 9, 1S69; 
m Jan. 9, 1821, Sarah Dennis, who d March 21, 1891. 

Res: Decatur Co., Ind. Oc: Farmer. 

Esther, b Nov. 30, 1823. 
Jordan, b July 5, 1825. 
iii Drucilla, b Dec. 28, 1826; m (ist) Sept. 15, 1845, 
William J. Rabum, who was killed at Gettysburg, 

Pa. (2d) Bennett. 

iv Joseph, b Jan. 3, 1829; m Lidda Feathers; res Letts, 

340 Vax Deursen Family 

V Rhoda, b Jan. 18, 1831; m Oct. 8, 1849, Harvey H. 

Rimnels; res near New Castle. Ind. 
vi Elijah, b Islay 8, 1833; ni Oct. 5, 1S54, Martha Jane 

Runnels; res Stuttgart, Ark. 
vii Dennis F. F., b Oct. 24, 1835; ^ Sept. 6, 1866, 

Mariah Emory, who d Nov. 7, 1877; no children; 

served in Co. E, 20th Ind. Vol. Inf. (Pen. Ctf. 

401,066); res Stuttgart, Ark. 

834 viii Aaron, b I\Iay 18, 183S; m Feb. 19, 1860, Mary Ann 


ix Orpha, b Feb. 3, 1840. 

X Solomon, b Aug. 30, 1841 ; d June 2. 1869; m May 2, 
1867; Harriet E. Milholland. He served as Cor- 
poral in 13th Indpt. Batty., Ind. Vol. Lt. Art., 
from Jan. 14, 1862, to July 10, 1865 (Wid. Pen. 
Ctf. 355,858); res Greensburg, Ind. Issue: James 
M.,b Feb. 12, 1868. 

835 xi Simon, b Oct. 23, 1843; "i Mar. 29, 1874, Eliza A. 


535 HENRY VAN DEUSEN, son of (281) Abraham Van 
Deiisen and Cornelia Vredenburgh of Columbia Co., N. Y., 
and Decatur Co., Ind.;b a 1798 ;m a 1821, Christine Traver; 
b in 1806; d in 1880. 

Res: Lacon, Marshall Co., 111. Oc: Farmer. 

Children, last four bom in Iowa: 

i Nehemiah, b in Covington, Ky., in 1823; m in 1843, 
Adaline Traver; res Lacon, 111.; oc farmer. Issue: 
John, b in 1849; Mary Ann, b in 1856; Nettie, b in 

836 ii Ruben, b Jan., 1825; m (ist) July 12, 1847, Polly 

Ann Pruitt; (2d) name unknown. 
iii Evalena, b in 1827 ; m a 1848, Charles Baldwin. 
iv Mar>% b in 1828. 

837 V Ephraim, b June 29, 1836; m Nov., 1854, Margaret 

A. Armstrong. 
vi Henrietta, b in 1837. 
vii Martha, b in 1846. 

536 MARTIN VAN DEUSEN, son of (281) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Cornelia Vredenburgh of Decatur Co., Ind.; 
b a 1802; d 1888; m a 1825, Sophia Fuller, who d m 1S73 
in Vinsan, Ind. They resided in Jennings Co., Ind. 


i Lusinda, b Mar. 12, 1829. 

Seventh Generatiox 341 

ii Daniel, b Oct. 14, 1S31; m 1853, Tobitha Macin- 
tosh. Issue: Andrew Jackson, b at Scipio, Ind., 
Jan. 24. 1855; m Nov. 21, 1874. Mary Satterficld, 
who d Feb. 16, 1S76; the name of second %vife is 
not known; she d in 1899 and by her he had issue: 
Winfield, b Nov. 25, 1887; Lawrence, b Nov. 17, 
1891; Andy, b Aug. 17, 1896; Clifford, b Nov. 10, 
1898. In July, 1904, Andrev.- Jackson Van Deu- 
sen was living at Shreveport, La. 

iii Mary Jane, b Oct. 12, 1832; m 1859, Beve Herrin. 

iv Nancy, b Oct. 12, 1833. 

V Polly', b Oct. 12, 1835. 

83S vi Jasper, b Mar. iS, 1845; ^ (^^t) Oct., 1S68, Susan 
Collins; (2d) Aug. 18, 1907, Mrs. Minnie Bonnell. 

vii Criss, b July 22, 1848; m 1S70, Catharine Davis. 

viii John Henry, b June 6, 1852 ;in 1872, Hatty Athens. 

ix Margaret Ann, b Julv 22, 1855; m 1874, William H. 
H. Tuttle. 

X Ellie, b July 4, 1S57. 

537 AMOS VAN DUZER, son of (282) Isaac Van Duzer 
and Letitia Mills, b in Dec, 17S7; m Alecta Gregory. He 
resided in Cornwall, and Plattekill, Ulster Co., N. Y., where 
he died Aug. 13, 1S47. He was a farmer. 

i iMary Susan, b Aug. 5, 181S; m June 26, 1845, Levi 
Deyo Moule; b Aug. 16, 1818; res Monroe Co., N. 
Y., in 1861, and Gardiner, Ulster Co., in 1908. 
Issue: Philip H. Moule, b Aug. 26, 1850; m Oct. 14, 
1873, Mary Bradley ; res Batavia, N. Y. 
ii Nathaniel Mills, m Elizabeth Pierson. 
iii Harvey Gregory, d 1861 ; unm. 
iv Charles Edgar; unm. 

V Letitia Jane, b in 1830; unm. 
vi William Smith, d in infancy. 

vii Daniel Gregory; unm; res California. 

viii Milton Smith; unm; res Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

ix Amos Edward, b in Modena, Ulster Co., N. Y., in 
1836 ;d July 19, 1892 ;m Oct. 6, 1864, Cora Nelson. 
He served as Asst. Surgeon in loth New York 
Vol. Inf.; enlisted at Albany Oct. 18, 1862; dis- 
charged June 2, 1S63; also as Surgeon in 21st 
New York State Militia; applied for pension July 
12, 1890 (WidCtf. 382,343)- 

X Ann Alecta, b June 25, 1S38; unm. 

342 Van Deursen Family 

839 xi Alexander McDowell, b Nov. 21, 1840; m Apr. 19, 
1870, Margaret Ann Seymour. 
xii A. Evans; residing in Dutchess Co. in 1S61. 
xiii Lane E.; res in Dutchess Co. in 1S61. 

538 OBED VAN DUZOR, son of (283) Adolphus Van 
Duzen and Unice Coleman of Erin, Chemung Co., N. Y.; b 
June 21, bp Sept. 8, 17S9; d Dec. 7, 1873; m"a 1811, Ester 
Ann Miller, who d April 8, 1866. 

Res: Wurtsboro, Sullivan Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer and 
Tavern Keeper. 


i Ann Eliza, b Mar. 29, 1S13, in Montgomerv, Orange 
Co., N. Y. 
839a ii Jonathan ^I., b Mar. 5, 1S15; m a 1838, Mary 

840 iii Isaac, b Jan. 4, TSi6;m a 1837, Charlotte 

841 iv Charles, b Apr. 20, 1818; m Jan. ?o, 1S40, Jane 


V Electa, b Oct. 14, 1S19. 

vi David, b Dec. 29, 1822 ; m a 1S45, Hearty ; 

res in 1850, Manakating, N. Y.; oc farmer. Is- 
sue: Adaline and Eliza A., twins, b in 184S. 

vii Benjamin W., b Sept. 14, 1824. 

viii Ahimen (Hyman), b Nov. 14, 1826; m Esther 

; res in 1906, Raton, Colfax Co., New 

Mexico; had son, Josiah B., b in Sheshequin, 
Bradford Co., Pa., Jan. 7, 1856,. who m 1S87, 
Loesa Leroy ; res Conroe, Montgomerv' Co., Texas, 
oc R. R. engineer; their son, Earle B., was b in 
New Mexico in 1SS9. 

ix Sarah Adeline, b Jan. i, 1829. 

X William Henry, b Jan. 5, 1S33. 

xi Mary Jane, b July 11, 1S34. 

539 JAMES VAN DUZER, son of (285) Benjamin Van 
Duzer and EHzabeth Taylor of Cornwall, N. Y.; b there April 
15, bp Aug., 1797; d Aug. 14, 1854; m a 1835, Julia Ann 
"Winn, who d Sept. 2, 1878. 

Res: Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 


i Mary Elizabeth, b Oct. 21, 1840; d Dec. 8, 1869. 

842 ii Juliana, b June 3, 1848; m Oct. 31, 1S72, John Wag- 


Seventh Gener.\tion 343 

843 iii James W., b May 2, 1850; m Oct. 6, 1S71, Louise 

iv Charles, h Aug. 2, 1S52; unin in Mar., 1906; res 
Terre Haute, Ind. 

540 MARY VAX DUZER, dau of (285) Benjamin Van 
Duzer and Elizabeth Taylor; b Sept. 16, 1800; m Matthew 

i Samuel Barnes; d y. 
ii Mary Eliza Barnes, 
iii Van Duzer Barnes, 
iv Isaac Barnes. 
V William Barnes. 
vi Nathaniel Barnes; m Annie Wright. 
vii James Henry Barnes; m (ist) Harriet Ouackenbosh, 

issue: Lillie Quackenbosh and Ezra Benjamin; (2) 

Annie Taylor; no ch. 
viii Milton Barnes; res at Central Valley, N. Y. ; merchant. 
ix Phebe Barnes; m Andrew Thorn. 
X Ann Barnes; m Samuel Ouackenbosh, 
xi Sarah Barnes ; m Fritz 

541 BENJAMIN VAN DUZER, son of (2S5) Benjamin 
Van Duzer and Elizabeth Taylor of Cornwall, N. Y.; b there 
March 16, 1802; m Nov. 13, 1830, Hannah Greggory; b 
March 2, 1811 ; d Sept. II, 185S. 

Res: Cornwall, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i James, b March 7, 1S32. 

ii Sarah, b Aug. 19, 1833; m Henn,^ Van Duzer, son 
of (304) Shadrach Van Duzer and Rebecca To- 
iii Samuel, b May 13, 1835. 
iv Mary, b Aug. 12, 1837. 
v Reeve, b Oct. 15, 1838; d a 1905. 
vi Catherine, b Aug. i, 1840. 
vii Jane Ann, b Dec. 4, 1842 ; d Jan. 8, 1889. 
viii Emeline, b July 28, 1845. 

ix Benjamin Greggory, b Jan. 2, 1848 ;d Dec. 12, 1862. 
843a X William Morrison, b July 27, 1850; m Arabella 
xi John Washington, b Apr. i, 1854; d Apr. 16, 1865. 

542 PHEBE VAN DUZER. dau of (2S5) Benjamin Van 

344 Van Deursen Family 

Duzer and Elizabeth Taylor of Cormvall, N. Y.; b Oct. i6, 

1805; m (ist) William Coxklix; (2d) George Bannell. 
Children-, by first husband: 

i Sarah M. Conklin, b in 1S29 ; m a 1845 Samuel Van Duzer, 
son of (2S5) Benjamin Van Duzer and Elizabeth Tay- 

Vi William Henry Conklin; m (ist) Hannah Stevens; (2d) 
Sarah Lancaster; (3d) Mary Lancaster, sister of Sarah, 

iii Andrew Jackson Conklin ; m Hannah 

iv James Edward Conklin; m Fillman. 

By second husband: 

V Catherine Bannell; m Abram Frandenburgh (See Miscel- 
laneous and Related Families for descendants). 

vi Harriett Bannell, m Edward Payne (See Miscellaneous 
and Related Families for children). 

vii Samuel Bannell; m Jennie Bout; res New Haven, Conn. 

viii Isaiah Bannell; m Sarah Stevens. 

ix Phebe Elizabeth Bannell; m Andrew Clark. 

X Louisa Bannell; m Jetson Golden. 

543 WILLL^M VAN DUZER, son of (2S6) William Van 
Duzer and Catherina Remain, of New York City; b a 1S06; d 
a 1832 ; m a 182S. Susax Ericksox, 

Family tradition states that William Van Duzer was a 
graduate of West Point, and that he served in the war with 
Mexico. The military record of this has not, however, been 
found. He resided in New York City, where he followed the 
occupation of Ship Carpenter, and is supposed to have been 
lost at sea. 

i Catherine Amanda, b Apr. 9, 1S30; m Abither B. 
844 ii William A., b May 17, 1832 ; m Aug. 28, 1S58, Mar>'- 
ette Elizabeth Clark. 

544 JULIET VAN DUZER, dau of (288) Isaac Van Duzer 
and Keturah Reeve of Newburgh, N. Y.; b there Jan. 2, bp 
June 12, 1796; m Dec. 12, 1S13, William Finx Wheeler, 
who d at Warwick, N. Y., March 22, 1864. She d April 2, 
1873. Mr. Wheeler was a farmer. 

Res: Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y. 

Children- : 
i Dinah Eliza Wheeler, b May 17, 1816; d unm. 
ii Robert Bruce Wheeler, b June 23, 1818; d unm. 

Seventh Generatiox 345 

iii Ann E. Wheeler, b Feb. 12, 1S21 ;m Jan. 5, 1S42, William 
H. Houston of Florida. Orans^e Co., N. Y. 

iv Isaac Van Duzer Wheeler, b Mar. 4, 1823; m June 21, 
1S53, Phebe Ann Bull (See Miscellaneous and Related 
Families for descendants). 

V Joel Wheeler, b July 1 1 , 1S26 ; d unm. 

vi William Vv'allace Wheeler, b Jan. 8, 1829 ; d unm. 
vii Milton Van Duzer Wheeler, b Jan. 10, 1831 ; d unm. 

545 ISAAC REEVE VAX DUZER, son of (2SS) Isaac 
Van Duzer and Keturah Reeve of Cornwall, Orange Co., N, 
Y.; b there May 8, 1S02; d Nov. 29. 1841; m Dec. 14, 1S26, 
Anxe Eliza Gedxey, dau of Dr. Gedney of Newburgh, N. Y. 

Isaac Reeve Van Duzer inherited much of his father's bril- 
liant mind and ability, and had the advantage of his early 
training in addition to the best educational facilities. He 
chose the Law as a profession, to vdiich his keen, astute mind 
was particularly adapted. He was w-ell launched on what 
promised to become a brilliant career, when his early death 
cut short all the hopes centered in him. He was considered 
a great loss to his profession, as also to the commtmity. He 
was member of the State Assembly in 1832 and 1833. Mrs. 
Van Duzer survived him many years. She died Feb. 21, 1S85. 
Res: Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y. Oc: Lawyer. 
i Charlotte, b Oct. 28, 1827; d Mar. i, 1910; m Jan. 27, 
1847, Joseph W. Gott. Issue: i. Reeve Van Duzer 
Gott, b Mar. 27, 1848, d Sept. 15, 1849; 2. Annie Gott, 
b Mar. 12, 1851, m Feb. 17, 1878, Charles P. Berdell 
and has issue, Charles P. Berdell and Theodore Berdell; 
3. Joseph W. Gott, b May 13, 1853, m Oct. 23, 1879, 
Jennie Sayer, and has issue, (i) Percy Van Duzer Gott, 
b Aug. 21', 18S0, m Apr. 10, 1901, Theodora Vanamee, 
and has issue, Theodora Gott, b Mar. 28, 1907, and 
Peter Van Duzer Gott, b Jan. s. 1910". (ii) Joseph W. 
Gott, b July 26, 1887; (iii) Alice S. Gott, b Mar. 16, 
ii Keturah, b Jan. 12, 1829; m Oct. 19, 1S4S, Henry Strong. 
iii Milton, b Feb. 10, 1830; d Oct. i. 1S31. 
iv George D., b June 26, 1832; d July 31, 1851. 

V Isaac R., b Sept. 11, 1833 ;d Mar. 13, 1875. 
vi Eleazer G., b July 4, 1836; d Apr. 2, 1861. 
vii Edward, b Sept. 6, 1841 ; d Dec. 24, 1843. 

546 MARY J. VAN DUZER, dau of (288) Isaac Van 

346 Van Deursen Family 

Duzer and Keturah Reeve of Cornv;all. N. Y. ; b there Aug. 12, 
1812; d Jan. 19. 1897; ni Aug. 20, 1833, Johk J. Heard of 
Goshen, N. Y. 

i Isaac Van Duzer Heard, b in 1S34. 
ii Eliza A. J. Heard, b in 1S36; unm. 
iii James B. Heard, b in 1S38. 
iv Jennie Heard, b in 1841 ; m N. K. Delevan. 
V Emma Heard, b in 1844; unm. 
vi Julia W. Heard, b in 1846 ; m J. Staats. 
vii Katharine Heard, b in 1S50; m A. Dubois Staats. 
viii Fanny Benton Heard, b in 1852; unm in 1902. 

Isaac Van Duzer and Keturah Reeve of Cornwall, Orange Co., 
N. Y.; b there March 6, 1820; d Sept. 23, 1870; m Feb. 14, 
1849, Grixnell BuRT;b Nov. 7, 1822; d Aug. 3, igoijson of 
Benjamin Burt of Bellvalc, N. Y. (b Feb. 25, 1789), and Eliza- 
beth Ketchum (b Jan. 27, 1794; d Feb. 5, 1836). Mr. Burt 
was extensively engaged in railroad interests, being President 
of the War\vic'k Valley Railroad and extended lines, and the 
Lehigh and Hudson River Railroad. 
Res: Warwick, N. Y. 
i Frank Howard Burt, b Jan. 5, d Mar. 25, 1850. 
ii Kate Van Duzer Burt, b Nov. 6, 1851; m Dec. g, 1874, 
Charles Caldwell; b Mar. 31, 1839; d May 8, 1902; res 
Newburgh, N. Y. Mr. Caldwell was a Civil Engineer. 
Issue: Janet Caldwell, b Feb. 8, 1879 ;m Jan. i8, 1905, 
Henry Hill Tolerton; b July 19, 1877 ; res Toledo, Ohio; 
they have son, David Tolerton, b Jan. 11, 1907. 
iii Lily Burt, b Mar. 6, 1854 ;m June i, 1S76, Fred Halstead; 
b July 31, 1845; res Brooklyn, N. Y. Issue: Burt 
Halstead, b Mar. 24, 1S77; d Mar. 2, 1881; Kenneth 
Burt Halstead, b Nov. i, 1880; Marjory Halstead, b 
Dec. 13, 1882. 
iv Jane Burt, b Mar. 25, 1856; d unm Aug. 13, 1903. 
V Mary Herrick Burt, b Mar. 15, 1 85 8; res unm in the 
I old family homestead at Warwick, N. Y. She is a cul- 
tured woman with a charming personality and high 
intellectual attainments. Of a spiritual temperament, 
she has studied for a number of years at the Meadville 
Theological School, Meadville, Pa. 

Sf.vexth: Generation 347 

548 HARRIET VAN DUZER, dau of (292) John Van 
Duzer and Nancy Benedict of Wanvick, Orange Co., N. Y.; b 
there Aug. 12, 1S12; d Jan. 5, 1884; m Oct. 22, 1840, 
William Fancher, who d Jan. 25, 1S48. 

Res: Wai^'ick, N. Y. 

i John V. Fancher, b Dec. 22, 1841 ; d Mar. i, 1843. 

ii Mary J, Fancher. b Dec. 28, 1843; d May 2, 1907. 

iii Charles H. Fancher, b Oct. 4, 1845; d'jan. 28, 1906; ra 
(1st) Oct. I, 1873, Viola Wasson; (2d) Elizabeth Forbes. 

iv James William Fancher, b Nov. 15, 1847; m Dec. 13, 
187 1, Marv J. E. Ovenshire, b Julv 28, 1850; res Dun- 
dee, N. Y.' Issue: Olin H. Fancher, b Oct. 28, 1875; 
m Oct. 7, 1S96, Sadie Hibbard; Lenora Fancher, b 
Mar. 21, 1876; m Dec. 30, 190S, Arthur B. Peck; 
Bessie M. Fancher, b Sept. 25, 1884; m Sept. 23, 1908, 
Clarence E. Bellinger; Edith M. Fancher, b Feb. 6, 
1 886; Mary Devem Fancher, b Dec. 24, 1S90; Harriet 
E. Fancher, b Oct. 19, 1894. 

549 JULIA ANN VAN DUZER, dau of (292) John Van 
Duzer and Nancy Benedict of Warwick, Orange Co., N. \ .\ 
b there April i7,'i8i5; m Nov. 26, 1835, Abner Benedict, b 
June 4, 1S12. 

Res: Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y. 
i John Van Duzer Benedict, b Jan. i, 1837; m Nov. 10, 
1S80, Mary A. Palmer; graduate Union Col. 1S61; res 
War%vick, N. Y. 
ii Joel Wheeler Benedict, b Feb. 5, 1842. 
iii Marv Benedict, b Jan. 12, 1846. 

iv Harriet Elizabeth Benedict, b Nov. 28, 1877; m Edgar 
A. Willersdorft. 

550 JOSEPH BENEDICT VAN DUZER, son of (292) 
John Van Duzer and Nancv Benedict of Warwick, N. Y.; b 
there Julv 21, 1817; m (ist) Dec. 24, 1851, Ann Maria Sly, 
who d'Nov. 24. 1S65; (2d) Aug. 2, 1S69, Margaret Van Bus- 
kirk, who d March 29, 1904. , 

Ann Maria Slv was the dau of Col. John Sly and ^annan 
De Kav of WaAvick, and the granddaughter of Conrad bl> , 
who served in the Revolutionary War and worked as a black- 
smith on the chain which was stretched across the Hudson 

Res: Bellvale, Orange Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

348 Van Deursen Family 

Children, all by first wife: 

i Sarah Ann, b Jan. i, 1855; m Jan. 20, 1S76, Edward S. 
Hasbrouck; h Jan. 22, 1857 ; son of Augustus and Jane 
V. "W. (Eltinge) Hasbrouck. Issue: Joseph Van 
Duzer Hasbrouck; Edward Augustus Hasbrouck. 

ii Alice, b Dec. 6, 1857 ; d May 20, i860. 

iii John Sly, b Feb. 19, i860; d Dec. 30, 1883; m Jan. 24. 
1883, Caroline Bradner, who d May 9, 1SS7; they had 
one child, John Sly, b Sept. 30, 18S3. 

iv Hannah Jane, b Dec. 29, 1S62 ; unm in 1904. 

V James Charles, b June 2 , 1864; unm in 1 904 . 

551 CHARLES REEVE VAN DUZER, son of (292) John 
Van Duzer and Nancy Benedict of Warwick, N. Y.; b there 
Oct. 21, i8i9;d July 2, i9oi;m (ist) Nov. 29, 1864, Deborah 
Rebecca Morehouse; (2d) in Nov., 1880, I^Irs. Caroline 
(Wilson) Ketchem. 

Res: Warwick, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, all by first wife: 

i Emma, b Jan. i, 1866; d Sept. 28, 1874. 
ii Ajma, b Dec. 15, 1868; d Oct. 8, 1874. 
S45 iii George Morehouse, b Mar. 6, 1870; m Sept. 5, 1895, 
Elizabeth Allison Crissey. 

552 JAMES VAN DUZER, son of (292) John Van Duzer 
and Nancy Benedict of Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y.; b there 
Feb. 28, 1822; d at Wayne, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1S51; m Jan. 16, 
1851, Hester Ann Jones, who survived him and married a 
Mr. Curts. She d in 1905. 

i James Jones, b at Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y.. Dec. 24, 
1851 ; m Dec. 12, 1877, Harriet M. Coy; res Rockford, 
Winnebago Co., 111.; oc dry goods merchant. Issue: 
Edith, b Dec. 31, 1 87 8; Edward Curtis, b Oct. 22, 1880: 
Marcia, b July 31, 1882; James Carlton, b Sept. 10, 
1888; Clarence Sidney, b July 28, 1895. 

553 NANCY VAN DUZER, dau of (292) John Van Duzer 
and Nancy Benedict of Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y.; b there 
Feb. II, 1835; d Aug. 5, 1897 ;m Sept. 15, 1864, Asa P. Fish, 

- who d Jan. 19, 1901. He was a member of the State Assem- 
bly in 1 880-1 881. 

Res: Dundee, Yates Co., N. Y. 

Seventh Generation 349 

i Selah Van Duzer Fish, b Aug. 6, 1S65; m Ida Mauney; 

res Rochester. N. Y. 
ii Ada Z. Fish, b Dec. 8, 1S67; unm. 
iii George Dillis Fish, b Apr. 10, 1872; m Dec. 25. 1S95 

Katherine Wood. Issue: Milton Hart Fish, b Dec. 

iS, 1898; res Dundee, N. Y. 

554 KETURAH LOUISA VAN DUZER, dau of (293) 

William Van Duzer and Sarah M. Wheeler; b Aug. 20, 1809; 

m Oct. 5, 1833, Robert Lawrence, who d May 29, 1896. 

i Thomas Lawrence, b July 7, 1834; d unm Feb., 1906. 

ii Sarah M. Lawrence, b Oct. 25 , 1S36 ; m June 6, 1870, Wil- 
liam Henry Davis, M. D. (See Miscellaneous and Re- 
lated Families for this line). 

hi W'illiam Van Duzer Lawrence, b Feb. 12, 1S42; m 1867, 
Sarah E. Bates in Monroe, Mich. (See Miscellaneous 
and Related Families for this line). 

iv Henry Clay Lawrence, b Apr. 12, 1844; d Apr., 1863 ; was 
in the army 1861-65 and died in the South. 

V James' A. Lawrence, b Aug. 25, 1854; d Aug., 1900; m 
Jan. I, 1883, Ida Taber. 

_ 555 JAMES MADISON VAN^DUZER, son of (293) Wil- 
liam Van Duzer and Sarah M. Wheeler; b Aug. 15, 1S12, at 
Unionville, Orange Co., N. Y. ; d Aug. 5, 1876 ; m Dec. 31, 1840, 
Louisa Turner, who d Aug. 24, 1S97. 

Res: Veteran, Chemung Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i Lewis, b Oct. 16, 1S41 ; d Sept. 6, 1846. 

846 ii Edw^ard Clifton, b Jan. i, 1844; m May 7, 1S73, Har- 

riet Seymore Brooks, 
iii Ellen, b Apr. 17, 1846; d Aug. 29, 1863. 
iv William Turner, b Mar. 19, 185 1 ; d Sept. 18, 1856. 

847 V James Henry, b Jan. 6, 1858; m Jan. 20, 1S85, Anna 



556 SUSAN VAN DUZER, dau of (293) William Van 
Duzer and Sarah M. Wheeler; b July i, 1819; d May 21, 1866; 
m June 19, 1849, James L. Woods, who d Jan. 25, 1903. 
Mr. Woods was a lawyer. 

Res: Elmira, N. Y. 

350 Van Deursen Family 


Davis Hathaway Woods, b Mar. 7. 1850; d lune 6, 1S7C. 
i William V. D. Woods, b Oct. 26, 1852^; d Sept. 11. iS'X. 
ii Mary Woods, b June 9, 1S58 ; ni Bull. 

557 WILLIAM HENRY VAN DUZER, son of (293) 
William Van Duzer and Sarah M. Wheeler; b Feb. 16, 1821; 
d Nov. 15, 1880; m Jan. 16, 1S45, Susan Rachel Sayre, who 
d Feb. 18, 1873; dau of Jonas Sayre and Rachel Mathews of 

Res: Horseheads, N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 


i Jonas Sayre, b Dec. 2, 1846; m Mar. 2. 1869, Julia 
Amanda Rogers, v/ho was b Jan. 1 , 1846, at Water- 
ford, Conn. ; dau of Daniel Babcock and ilary Ann 
(Titsworth) Rogers; res Horseheads, N. Y.; oc 

farmer. They adopted Julianna , b Apr. 

30, 1875; m John Kane. 

848 ii Julia Ellen, b Mar. 13, iS4S;m Sept. 23, 1873, Rev. 

Adoniram Judson Titsworth. 

iii Catharine Sayre, b June 27, 1850; m Feb. 12, 1884, 
'Ralph D. Eastman, M. D.; no children; res Berk- 
shire, Tioga Co., N. Y. 

iv Selah Henry, b Mav i, 1S56; m (ist) Aug. 28, 1S7S, 
Emily H. Bennett, who d June 25, 1889; (2d) 
June 4, 1 89 1, Elizabeth Ward; res Horseheads, N. 
Y.; oc Postmaster. Issue: Jonas Sayre, b Apr. 
15, 1884; Julia i^Iaria, b Nov. 13, 1896. 

849 v William, b Feb. 26, 1858; m June 14, 1S83, Estelle 

vi Louis Sayre, b June 29, 1861 ; m Dec. 19, 1883, Alice 
Louisa Averill; no children. He is a Lt. Com. in 
U. S. Navy. Res 1905, Washington, D. C; exe- 
cutive officer battleship Connecticut. 1908; Com- 
mander, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y. (Captain of 
Yard), 191 1 ; is a member of the Holland Society 
of New York. 

558 MARY ANN VAN DUZER, dau of (293) WilHani 
Van Duzer and Sarah M. Wheeler of Veteran. Chemung Co., 
N. Y.; b March 19, 1824; d June 18, 1S56; m Dec. 9, 1846. 
George W. Ford; b April 9,"'iSi9; d Oct. 29, 1893. 

i William Van Duzer Ford, b Sept. 20, 1847; d Aug. 18. 
1901; m 1881, Anabell Reid. Issue: Melicent Reid 



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Seventh Generation 351 

Ford, b Nov. 21, 1882 ;in Jan. i, 1906, Claude Pinney; 
Emily Van Duzer Ford, b Sept. 11, 1884. 
ii Jeanie Ford, b July 31. 2S49; m John Norton. Issue: 
Elizabeth Van Duzer Norton, b Apr. 24, 1879; Anne 
Ford Norton, b Jan. 19, 18S3; Philip Robbins Norton, 
b Apr. II, 1888. 

559 SELAH REEVE VAN DUZER, son of ^(294) Selah 
Van Duzer and Margaret Van Alslyne of New York City; b 
there Dec. 9, 1823; d Dec. 27, 1903 ;m May 15, 1850, Catha- 
rine Mathews Sayre; b Jan. 7, 1828; d April 9, 1904; dau of 
Jonas Sayre and Rachel Mathews. Mr. Van Duzer was a 
wholesale druggist in ^"ew York City and London, England. 

Res: Newburgh, N. Y. 

i Selah, b Apr. 19. 1S51 ; d July 6, 1892. 
ii Henry Sayre, b Feb. 26, 1853; unm; graduate of 
Harvard College 1875, ^- ^•' Columbia, 1877, L. 
L. B.; res New York Citv; oc lav/yer; Major and 
Judge Adv. ist Brig., N. G., N. Y. 

850 iii Frederick Conkling, b Feb. 15, 1856; m Sept. 12, 

1878, Lois Marion Miller. 

851 iv Catharine Sayre, b Aug. 5, 1858; m Jan. 20, 1887, 

Frank Vincent Burton. 

560 MARY SOMERVILLE VAN DUZER, dau of (294) 
Selah Van Duzer and Arianna Somerville; b July 16, 1S44; d 
Jan. 23, 1906; m Nov. 15, 1866, John Sayre Martin, b Oct. 
14, 1825 ;d April 18. 1905; son of Evi Martin and Eliza Hayne. 
Mr.- Martin was a capitalist. 

Res: New York City. 


i Clinton Somerville Martin, b Feb. i, 1 868 ;m June 7, 1893, 

Margaret A. Rue. Issue: Ruth Somerville Martin, b 

Oct. 17, 1897 ; Mary Somer\^ille Martin, b May 13, 1900. 

ii Arthur Somerville Martin, b Feb. 12, 1873; d Feb. 12, 

iii John Sayre Martin, b May 30, 1875 ; m Mar. 4, 1905, Jeane 
G. Buckley. 

561 MILTON VAN DUZER, son of (295) James Van 
Duzer and Elizabeth Smith; b Oct. 11, 1806; d Aug. 6, 1845, 
at Tyrone, Schuyler Co., N. Y.; m March 10, 1831, Nancy 
HuEY;b in Ireland in 1809; d Sept. 16, 1899, at Tyrone. 

Res: Tyrone, Schuyler Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

352 Van Deursex Family 


i Mary Elizabeth, b Feb. 3, 1832; m Dec. 30, 1S52, 
David Waugh; res Manchester, Iowa. Issue: 
James Milton Waugh, b Oct. 13, 1853; m Feb. 6. 
1895, Alice ^I. MacFarlane, who d July 13, 1907; 
Nannie Elizabeth Waugh, b Mar. 27, 1S66. 
ii Susan, b I\Iar. 31, 1835 ; d Oct. 4, 1840. 
852 iii James Milton, b Feb. S, 1842; m July 2, 1863, Mar- 
gret Waugh. 

562 ISAAC VAX DUZER, son of (295) James Van Duzer 
and Elizabeth Smith of Tyrone, N. Y.; b there Nov. 4, iSio; 
m a 1835, Charlotte Lang; b in New York in 1816. 

Res: Tyrone, Schuyler Co., N. Y. 
i Sarah Jayne, b 183S; unm.. 
ii Mary E., b 1S44; m Edv.'ard Rowley; res Greenville, 

Montcalm Co.. Mich. 
iii Alfaretta, b 1S51; m Marvin Benham; res Watkins, 

Schuyler Co., N. Y. 
iv Philip, b 1858. 

563 HENRY C. VAN DUZER, son of (295) James Van 
Duzer and Elizabeth Smith of Tyrone, N. Y.; b there March 
22, 1815 ; m a 1836. Amy Smith; b in New York in 1819. 

Res: Tyrone, Schuyler Co., N. Y. 
i Francis, b Oct. 9, 1S39; m Apr. 23, 1S69, Julia Crawford. 
Served in Co. E, i42d New York Vol. Inf., Sept. 5, 

1864, to June 7, 1865. Res. 1907, Montour Falls, N. Y. 
oc pharmacist. 

ii Emma, b in 1842. 
iii Cecelia, b in 1848. 

564 SARAH E. VAN DUZER. dau of (295) James Van 
Duzer and Elizabeth Smith, b Dec. 5, 1818, in Orange Co., 
N. Y.; d March, 1905, at Tyrone, N. Y.; m a 1839, Samuel 
Allison, who d Jan.. 1888, aeed 71 vears. 

Res: Watkins, Schuyler Co., N. Y. 
i Andrew Allison .bini842;dini85i. 
ii Henrv Allison, b Dec. 10, 1S43 ; m Jan. 3, 1870, Sarah E. 
Green. He enlisted at Tyrone, N. Y., in Co. D. 179th 
New York Vols., Sept. 9, 1864, mustered out July i, 

1865, at Washington, D. C, as "Ellison." 

Selah Reeve Van Duzer. 

Seventh Generation 353 

iii James Monroe Allison, b Oct. 29, 1845; ^ Ella Gee. 
Served in Co. B. i6ist New York Vols.; enlisted Aug. 
26, 1862, disch. Sept. 20, 1S65. 

iv Mary Allison, b Mar. 14, 1S47; ^n James Baker. 

V Frances Allison, b 1848; d 1S51. 

vi Margaret Allison, b 1850; d 1S51. 

vii Nelson Allison, b Apr. i, 1852 ; m Lidy Peck. 

viii Susan Allison, b Aug. 25, 1S54; m Isaac Baker. 

ix Lewis Allison, b Aug. 16, 1857; m Fannie Martin; res 
Portland, Greg. 

X Albert Allison, b July 15, 1859; m Kitty Kipp; oc physi- 

xi Frank Allison, b Mar. 30, 1862 ; m Flora Chapman. 

565 WALTER HALSEY VAN DUZER, son of (296) 
Benjamin Van Duzer and Elmira Tooker of Goshen, Orange 
Co., N. Y.; b July 19, iSio; d Jan. 24, 1890; m (1st) Ger- 
trude Bennett; (2d) May 11, 1S39, Mary Hallock; b Dec. 
25, 1818; d April ir, 1893. 

Res: Salem, Wis. Oc: Farmer. 
Children, by second wife: 

i Almira, b Jan, 14, 1840; m Nov. 17, 1859, George 

ii Alice Ann, b Feb. 9, 1842; m Mar. 2, 1S62, Edwin 

iii James B., b Sept. 15, 1844; d June 9, 1845, 

853 iv Frances E., b July 23, 1849; ni Sept. 22, 1S69, John 

E. Didama. 

854 V Josephine, b Jan. 4, 1851 ; m May 16, 1867, James L. 

vi Ella L, b Nov. 27, 1855 ;m Sept. 18, 1902, J. Isbester. 

855 vii Walter J., b May 11, 1S57; m Sept. 30, 1877, Ellen 

viii Ethel L., b Apr. 13, i860; m Oct. 31, iSSi, Will 

ix Mary A., b Mar. 25, 1863; m Oct. 30, 1S84, George 


566 ISAAC TUSTEN VAN DUZER, son of (296) Benja- 
min Van Duzer and Elmira Tooker of Orange County, N. Y.; 
b near Hamptonburg, Washington Co., N. Y., March 4, 1816; 
d at St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 3, 1S94; buried at Palmyra, N. Y.; 
m (ist) Harriet Wickham, dau of Thomas Williams; (2d) 
May 25, 1874, Ellen M, W. Wilcox; b Jan. i, 1S43, at 


354 Van Deursen Family 

Rochester, N. Y.; d Nov. 8, 1905; dau of Philo D. "Wilcox of 
Palmyra, N. Y. 

Res: St. Paul, Minn. Oc: Railroad Contractor. 

Children, by first wife: 
i Fannie, b a 1840; m L. M. Spotts, 
ii Harriet, b in Middletown, N. Y, 
iii A son, died an infant. 
iv Emily. 

By second wife: 

V Lena May, b Mar. 24, 1S75. 

vi Nellie Tusten, b Aug. 20, 1S76. 

567 MARY ANN VAN DUZER, dau of (296) Benjamin 
Van Duzer and Elmira Tooker of Orange Co., N. Y.; b near 
Hamptonburg, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1S20; d Jan. 2, 1S89; m Dec. 14, 
1841, Url^h T. Saxford, son of Ezra Sanford. 

Res: Warwick, N. Y. 
i Sidney H. Sanford, b Aug. 31, 1847; ^^ Oct. 21, 1868, 
Hannah T. Wright; res Bellvale, N. Y. Issue: Town- 
send Wright Sanford. 
ii Milton L. Sanford, b Sept. 12, 1850; m May 24, 1882, 
Annie Welling, dau of Samuel C. Welling; res Warwick, 
N. Y. Issue: Ethel Sanford; P^.uth Sanford. 

568 JAMES H. VAN DUZER, son of (297) Henry Van 
Duzer and Elizabeth Ketcham; b Oct. 2, 1807; m a 1S29, 

Res: 1850 Wawayanda, Orange Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i Ann, b in 1831. 
ii Mary, b in 1834. 
iii Clarissa, b in 1S37. 
iv Isaac, b in 1840. 

V Caroline, b in 1844. 

569 ROE VAN DUZER, son of (297) Henry Van Duzer 
and Elizabeth Ketcham; b at Goshen, N. Y., March 2, 1S14; 
d at Newark, N. J., Aug. 7, 1895; m Oct. i, 1839, Mary Ann 
Smith, who d at Newark, N. J., Nov. 15, 1887. 

Res: New^ark, N. J. 

i Sarah Elizabeth, b Nov. i, 1840. 

ii Adeline Sophia, b July 12, 1842. 

iii James Henry, b Dec. 17, 1843. 

Seventh Generation 355 

iv Phebe Irish, b Nov. S, 1845. 

V Almira Clark, b Nov. iS, 1S47. 

vi Egbert Rogers, b Sept. 3. 1854; m Oct. 3, 1S94, 
Nellie Kinch ; no ch; res Ithaca, Mich.; oc watch- 

856 vii Edward Merritt, b Sept. 3, 1854; m Nov. 18, 1880, 

Mary Martha Chattin. 
viii Walter Smith, b Jan. 19, 1859. 

570 WILLIAM TUSTEN VAN DUZER, son of (298) 
Isaac Van Duzer and Joanna Smith of vSugar Loaf, Orange 
Co., N. Y.; b there May 30, 1819; d Aug. 5, 1881; m in Nov., 
1851, Edna Ann Christian; b Nov. 24, 1826; d Feb. 2, 18S9: 
Mr. Van Duzer was a graduate of the law class of the Uni- 
versity of New York City May 6, 1844. He removed to 
Georgia, and resided at Elberton, where he followed his pro- 
fession as lawyer. 


i Joanna, b May 9, 1854; m Dec. 25, 1877, Robert H. 

Oglcsby, who d Jan. 10, 1887; res Elberton, Ga. 

. Issue: Nicholas Oglcsby, b Nov. 17, 1878; m 

Dec. 7, 1904, ^linnie T. Alexander; Edna Oglesby, 

b Jan. 16, 1885. 

857 ii Ira Christian, b Jan. 26, 1857 ;m (ist) Dec, 5, 1885, 

Anna Hodges; (2d) Nov. 26, 1902, Minnie L. Walk- 

iii William Tusten, b Nov, 23, 1859; d unm Dec. 26, 

iv Mattie V., b June 13, 1861; m Nov, 7, 1904, W. B. 
Nethery of Canada. 

571 LEWIS VAN DUZER, son of (298) Isaac Van Duzer 
and his second wife, Mary Case, of Sugar Loaf, Orange Co., 
N, Y.;b there Jime 23, 1830; d Feb. 20. 1895 ;m Dec. 27, 1854, 
Sarah Elizabeth Schreeder, who d April 14, 1882. 


i Marie Elizabeth, b Dec, 7, 1855; unm, 

ii George Lev/is, b Aug. 19, 1857; m May 27, 1896, Nora 
Wood Stevens; res Sugar Loaf, N. Y. Issue: Willard 
Stevens, b May 18, 1898; Evelyn May, b Oct. 10, 1901; 
Herbert Lewis, b Mar. 30, 1904. 

572 JUDSON VAN DUZER, son of (298) Isaac Van Duzer 
and Mary Case of Sugar Loaf, Orange Co., N. Y.; b there Nov. 

366 Vak Deursen Family 

30, 1832; d Apr. 15, 1906; m June 7, 1854, Matilda Smith, 

who was b Oct. 6, 1S36. 

Res: Otisville, Orange Co.. X. Y. 

i Sarah Frances, b Feb. 20. 1S56; unm. 

ii Emma, b Aug. 26, 1S59; m July 15, 1876, Rev. Elkanah 
H. Conklin; res Alpine, BeVgen Co., N. J. Issue: Ida 
Mae Conklin, b Apr. 15, 1877; m Oct. 26, 1904, George 
S. Writer; res Nyack, N. Y.; William Judson Conklin, 
b Aug. 4, 1879 ; res Nyack, N. Y. 

iii Hattie, b Oct. i, 1865; d Jan. 8, 1899; m Oct. 14, 18S5, 
Edmund H. Smith; res. Jersey City, N. J. Issue: 
Edith M. Smith, b iSSS; d 18S9. 

573 ISAAC FLAGLER VAN DUZER, son of (298) Isaac 
Van Duzer and his second wife. Mary Case; b at Sugar Loaf, 
Orange Co., N. Y., March 3, 1S34; d March 16, 1897 ; m (ist) 
Jan. 25, i860, Mary Ann Beadle; (2d) June 2, 1880, M.\ry 
Ellen Walling. 

Children, bv first wife: 
i Etta, b May 13, 1861 ; m Oct. 6, 1885, Granville H. Fuller. 
ii Lizzie Lewis, b Apr. 10, 1864; m Dec. 5, 1883, Ames E. 

iii Katie, b July 22, 1870; m June 8, 1892, Thomas J. Healy. 

By second wife: 
iv LillieTsLay, b Sept. 18, iSS2;dOct. 31, 1889. 

V Gussie, b Dec. i, 1884; m Seaman Cottrell. 
vi I. Florence, b Apr. 12, 1SS7. 

vii Russell Seward, b Mar. 10, 1892. 

574 JOHN RALPH VAN DUZER, son of (299) Vincent 
T Van Duzer and Sarah Welling of Warwick, Orange Co., N. 

Y • b there Oct. 12, 1834; d at Middletown, N. Y., Aug. 19, 
1899; m Nov. 26, 1857, Jane Elizabeth Vail; b July 25, 
1835; ^ at Middletown Nov. 20, 1900. 

Res: Middletown, N. Y. Oc: Merchant. 
Children: , 

i Edwin Welling, b at Middletown, N. Y., Jan. 16, i860, 
m Dec. 4, 1S83, Harriett A. Decker. Issue: Raipn 
Decker, b Dec. 30, 18S4, at Middletown, N. Y. 
ii Nellie, b Aug. 20, 1861 ; d June 9, 1879. 

575 HANNAH VAN DUZER, dau of (300) Aaron Van 
Duzer and Sarah Howell of Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y.; 

Seventh Ge>;er.\tiox 357 

there March 20, 1S2S; d i\Iay 15, 1900; m Sept. 5, 1S4S, Har- 
vey Wallace, who d April 16, 1869. 

Res: Goshen, X. Y, 

i Sarah Howell Wallace, b July 9, 1S49; d May 14, 1892. 
ii Christianna Wallace, b June 14, 1851; d Apr. 28, 1851^.. 
iii Frances Cooper Wallace, b Feb. 7, 1853 ; m Oct. 14, 1875, 

A. M. Woodruff, M. D.; res Brooklyn, N. Y. 
iv Albert Wallace, b Feb. 16, d Feb. 26, 1855. 

V Emma Wallace, b Mar. 16, 1S56; m Oct. 6, 1883, W. T. 

Wallace; res Philadelphia, Pa. 

vi Robert Wallace, b Aug. 16, 1S57; m (ist) Oct. 8, 1884, 
Mary F. Smiley; (2d) ApriL 18...., Harriet Ester- 
brook; res Brooklyn, N. Y. 

vii Aaron Van Duzer Wallace, b June 20, i860; m Oct. 3, 
1889, Katharine Cuddeback; res Goshen, N. Y. 

viii Grace Hamilton Wallace, b July 20, 1865; m Oct. 17, 
1893, William W. Lockwood; res Goshen, N. Y, 

576 CAROLINE VAN DUZER, dau of (300) Aaron Van 
Duzer and Sarah Howell of Goshen, N. Y. ; b there Feb. 20, 
1833; m Dec. 19, 1S54. Thomas Welling; b April 17, 1830; 
d Feb. 16, 1898. 

Res: Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y. 
i Martha Welling, b Oct. 26, 1855 ;m Oct. 22, 1879, Clinton 

W. Wisner. 
ii Mariana Welling, b Nov. 7. 1S57; m Jan. 26, 1898, J. E. 

V. Miller. 
iii Elizabeth Welling, b Oct. 4, 1859; d Aug. 7, 1861. 
iv William R. Welling, b Jan. 30, 1862; m June 19, 18S9, 
Addie Sanford. 

V Thomas Welling, b Apr. 26, 1864; m May 17, 1893, Marie 

Louise Van Duzer, dau of James Harvey Van Duzer, 

son of (29S) Isaac Van Duzer of Goshen, N. Y. 

Issue: Thomas Welling, b Apr. 3, 1896. 
vi Edward L. Welling, b May 5, 1869; d Feb. 19, 1898. 
vii Caroline H. Welling, b Nov. 28, 1870; m Dec. 16, 1891, 

Abraham W. Edsall. 
viii Sarah McC. Welling, b June 25, 1877; m Nov. 30, 1898, 

Francis B. Sanford. 

577 MARY JANE VAN DUZER, dau of (301) John Van 
Duzer and Margaret Jennings; b near Goshen, N. Y., March 


Van Deursex Family 

5, 1830; m March 17, 1S53, William Armstrong Jessup, 
' Res: Near Oswego, Kendall Co., III. 

i ^"jolm Van Duzer Jessup, b Sept. 14, iS56;mDec. 29, 1S92, 
Abbie Elaine Goodale. « ,0^0 

u Sarah Seelv Jessup, b Mar. 23, 1858; d unm Aug. 28, 1898. 

iii Theodore Jessup, b Jan. 7, 1S60; unm. 

Sv Margaret Jenmngs Jessup, b Feb. 14, 1866; m Feb. 14. 
1894, Hugh Hunter Goudie. 

V Clara Howell Jessup, b Oct. 23, 1867 ; unm. 

578 CLARISSA VAN DUZER, dau of (3oi) John Van 
Duzer and Margaret Jennings • ^' — '^-^^-^ ^- ^ - ^^^- ''^ 

Duzer ana iMargaret jciuiiiis:5, 1^ >.i.^u.. '^ , 

18.4 d Tan 28, 1897; m Feb. 22, 1866, Asa Howell, who d 
Jan 18, 1901, at Florida, N. Y.; son of John Howell, son of 

Res: Florida, Orange Co., N. Y. 

i ^"Ckrence Jennings Howell, b Dec. 30, 1867; m Nov. 19, 
' X89X Minnie V. Sinsabaugh, dau of Daniel Smsabaugh 

and Ellen Adams ; b Dec. 29. 1868, at W arwick. Orange 
Co N. Y.; res near Florida. Orange Co , N \ . , oc 
fariiier Issue: Flovd Van Duzer Howell, b Oct 19, 
18^ Clara Adams Howell, b Feb. 4, 1894; VviU^am 
Sinsabaugh Howell, b Nov. 24, 1895 , Thomas Wheeler 
Ho^^U, b Dec. 3, 1S9S; Jennie Howell, b May 27 1904. 
ii Eliza Bradner Howell, b Oct. 15, 1^69; d Aug. 12, 18/0. 

r79 ALBERT VAN DUZER, son of (301) John Van Duzer 
and Margaret Jennings of Goshen, Orange Co., N. \ ., b Uct. 

-R^t-^^,^n^^;i^C:^r:^r^Oc: Merchant. 

i ^"TX'b May 8, 1869; m July i, 1899. Mamie M. Bigelow; 

' ^ b Mav xV 18S1 ; dau of James B.gelow and Hekn 
Doughertv. He is a Mason and an Odd Felloe • Re^ 
Bangor, Van Buren Co., Mich. Issue: Bernard Al- 
bert, b Dec. 14, iQ^S- ^^ _^^ riarl^ B 

ii Allouise M., b Sept. n, 1871; m Oct. 15, 1901, Clark B, 
Stemman; no children. ^ 

Alice Louise, b Feb. 23, 1901. Wilber 

Seventh Gener-\tion- 359 

ford; b !klar. i. 1877; res Bangor, Mich. Issue: Mar- 
garet Doris Reams, b Sept. 30, 1902. 
V Margaret, b June 12, iSS6;d Mar. 12, 1888. 

580 HENRY VAN DUZER, son of (305) John S. Van 
Ehizer and Phoebe Eliza Davis; b Aug. 15, 1835; m Sept. 20, 
i860, Catherixe Coeks; b Feb. 23. 1840; dau of Isaac Coeks 
and Martha Van Duzer, dau of (140) Henry Van Duzer. 

Mr. Van Duzer has taken an active part in the affairs of the 
community in wliich he Hved. He was made a Freemason in 
Jerusalem Temple Lodge No. 721, Comv/ali, N. Y., May 27, 
1872, and since 1873 has been a Justice of the Peace for thirty- 
one years, being re-elected to that office in 1909. He was also 
United States Loan Commissioner for many years until 
191 1, when he removed to Newburgh. He resides at Idlewild, 
Orange County, N. Y., where he has a farm on a portion of 
the old Andrew Nicholls patent. 

i Henry J., b Apr. 15, 1864; m Apr., 1890, Mollie Tomlin- 

ii Frances C, b Aug. 7, 1870; unm. 

iii Albcrtina, b June 22, 1880; m June 12, 1905, Morgan S. 
Elmer of Central Valley, Orange Co., N. Y. 

(309) William Van Deursen and Eleanor Hendrickson of New 
Brunswick, N, J.; b there Aug. 5, 181 6; d Oct. 3, 1899; m a 
1840, Ann Dickenson MacClellan. Mr. Van Deursen was 
a physician. 

Res: New Brunswick, N. J. , 


i Charles A., b in 1840; enlisted as Private in Co. G, ist 
.New Jersey Inf., serving from 28 May to 29 Aug.. 1861 ; 
appointed First Lieut, in 15th United States Inf. 5 
Aug., 1S61; resigned 24 June. 1862; Sergeant in Co. K, 
50th Ohio Inf., 24 Aug., 1862; Second Lieut, i July, 
1863 ; trans, to 183d Ohio Inf. in May, 1865 ; brevetted 
First Lieut. Vols., 13 Mar., 1865, for gallant and meri- 
torious service during the war; honorably mustered 
out 17 July, 1S65 (Heitman, p. 981). 

ii David ClarkJ b Nov. 8, 1842 ; d in 1881 ; graduate of Col- 
umbia Medical College, New York City, 1870; physi- 

iii Eleanor H., b Jan. 14, 1844; m Jan. 17, 1866, Rev. Seiah 
WoodhuU Strong. He was a graduate of the Nev/ York 

300 Van Deursen Family 

University in 1S62, and of the Theological Seminary of 
Rutgers College in 1S65: In 1870 they res at West 
Troy, X. Y. "issue: Selah WoodhuU Strong, b Nov. 
22, 1866; William Van Deursen Strong, b Apr. 28, 186S. 
iv Man.^, b in 1846. 

V John Hendrickson, b Oct. 5, 1849; bp Mar. i, 1850. 

582 ARABELLA ANN VAN DEUSEN, dau of (310) 
Jacob Lansing Van Deusen and Nancy Stone Clark of Monta- 
gue, N. J.; b in Albany, N. Y., Jan. 13', bp Apr. 8, 1810; d Oct. 
17, 1S76; m in 1830, George JDockstader. 


i Rachel Dockstader. 

ii George Dockstader. 

iii Henr\' Dockstader. 

iv Oscar Dockstader. 

V Crosby Dockstader. - 
vi Elizabeth Dockstader. 

vii James Seward Dockstader. 
viii Frances Dockstader. 

583 HELEN VAN DEUSEN, dau of (310) Jacob Lansing 
Van Deusen and Nancv Stone Clark; b at Albany, N. Y., Feb. 
I, 1S12; d April 18, iSS6;m April 21, 1S34, Joseph J. Reger; 
b Nov. 5, 1809, d July 3, 1S90. 

Res: New York City. 

i Nancy Jane Reger, b Jan. 6, 1840; d Oct. 3, 1890. 

ii Harriet M. Reger, b July 6, 1842. 

iii Maria Louise Reger, b Sept. 25, 1850. 

iv Alida Reger, b June 6, 1853; m Sept. 27, 1882, Fred. E. 
Skinner. Issue: Helen A. Skinner, b Aug. 16, 1883; 
Willard A. Skinner, b Mar. 6, 1887; George Gale Skin- 
ner, b July 27, 1891; Fred M. Skinner, b Aug. 5, 1894; 
Emily J. Skinner, b Nov. 6, 1897. 

584 JACOB BILLINGS VAN DEUSEN, son of (310) 
Jacob Lansing Van Deusen and Nancv Stone Clark of Monta- 
gue, N. I.; b Jan. 26, i8i6;d April 25, i8S6;m (ist) m 1841, 
Mrs. Jane B. Allen, who d Nov. 19, 1866; (2d) Nov. 27, 
1868, Elizabeth A. Scott. His first wife, Jane B. Allen, 
was a widow at the time of his marriage to her. She had two 

daughters by her first marriage. Harriet Allen, who m 

Goetchus, and Mary Allen, who m Little. 

Res: Kingston, N. Y. Oc: Wholesale druggist. 

Seventh Gexeration 361 

Child, by first wife: 
i Charles Lansing, b May 3, 1S42; d May 14, 1SS4; m June 
22, 1865, Mary Hincher; b Aug. 24'. 1845; d June 24, 
1881. Issue: Jacob Billings, b Mar. '23, 1866, m 
Jane Frear. 

585 COLUMBUS VAN DEUSEN, son of (310) Jacob 
Lansing Van Deusen and Nancy Stone Clark; b Dec. 15, 1822. 
at Montague, N. J.; d Jan. or Dec. 30, 1880; m May 12, i86o, 
Harriet J. Terry. 

Res: Kingston, N. Y. Oc: Wholesale druggist. 

i Clara, b Feb. 17, 1862, m June 10, 1894, Richard Tappen. 

Issue: Florence Eleanor Tappen, b Feb. 22, 1895. 
ii Frank Montague, b Oct. 29, 1863. 
iii Ella, b Nov. 4, 1868. 
iv Ralph, b Jan. 19, 1S75. 

586 GEORGE NELDEN VAN DEUSEN, son of (310) 
Jacob Lansing Van Deusen and Nancy Stone Clark; b March 
I, 1826; d June 9, 1883; m Feb. 5, 1856, Catherine Edgar 
Newkirk, dau of Philip S. Newkirk and Phoebe Baker Ten 
Eyck; b March 26, 1796; d Sept. 15. 1852. 

Res: Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y. Oc: Wholesale drug- 

i Ida Newkirk, b Oct. 25, 1856; m Dec. 27,, 1S79, Steven 

Stilwell Hulbert; b Dec. 8, 1853; no^ch; res Battle 

Creek, Mich. 
ii Emma, b Mar. 10, 1S61 ; m Jan. 8, 1902, Isaiah Fuller. 
iii Katherine Edgar, b May 29, 1S64; m May 29, 1897, J, D. 

iv George Clark, b Apr. 11. 1869, at Kingston, N. Y.; res 

in 1906 Albany, N. Y. ; manager of Standard Oil 

Agency; is a prom.inent Freemason. 
V Augusta May, b May 9, 1875; m Jan. 14. 1897. George 

Hutton. Issue: "George Van Deusen Hutton, b Oct. 

25, 1897. 

587 JAMES LANSING VAN DEUSEN, son of (310) 
Jacob Lansing Van Deusen and Nancy Stone Clark of Monta- 
gue, N. J.; b there Dec. 23, 1829; d at Santa Barbara, Cal., 
March 12, 1894; m (ist) Sept. 17, 1856, Elizabeth Kedzie 
Grant, who d Dec. 19, 1S62; (2d) Feb. 7, 1865, Mary West- 
brook, who d at Kingston, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1908, aged seventy- 

362 Van Deursen Family 

nine years. She was the dau of Cornelius Dupuy Westbrook 
and his second wife, Sarah Beekman of Fishkill, N. Y., and 
the sister of Supreme Court Justice Theodore Romeyn West- 
brook and of Col. Cornelius Dupuy Westbrook. She was a 
woman of unusual talents; was a writer and philanthropist, 
and the intimate friend of Thackeray, Charles O'Connor, 
General Scott, and others of similar tastes. Mr. Van Deusen 
was a member of the hrm of Van Deusen Brothers, Wholesale 
Druggists, of Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y. 

Children, by first wife: 
i Grant, b Dec. 4, 1S57; d Feb. 12, 1S88; will dated Jan. 25, 

ii Alida, b June 9, 1S59; m Oct. 30, 1S97, Frederick B. Hib- 

bard; res Kingston. 
iii Jacob, b Dec. 17, 1862; d in infancy. 
iv George, twin of Jacob, d in infancy. 

Isaac Gilbert Van Deursen and Ann Eliza Allen; b Jan. 18, 
1S18, in Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, N. Y.; m May 27, 
1849, Lydia Ann Briggs, b Nov. 27, 1S32; d March 17, 1882. 
He served during the Mexican War. under name of Gilbert A. 
Leonard, in Troop A., ist U. S. Dragoons from Jilarch 11, 
1847, to September 6, 1848; also during the war of the Rebel- 
lion in Company M, 17th Pa. Vol. Cav. (i62d Inf.), from Oct. 
17, 1862, to April I, 1863. Was a pensioner (Ctf. No. 18,819 
Mexican War). He d Aug. 8, 1892. 
Res: Deposit, Broome County, N. Y. 
i Isaac Ebenezer, b June 17, 1850; d Sept. 20, 1882 (See 

will of uncle, Abraham S. W. Van Deursen). 
ii Anna Gertrude, b Nov. 16, 1851; d May 4, 1879; m May 

6, 1875, George Watson; res Rondout, N. Y, Issue: 

Anna G. Watson; William S. Watson. 
iii Lydia Ann, b Aug. 29, 1853 ; res Sherman, Pa. 
iv Curtis Heaman, b May 11, 1856; d Jan. 9, 1902; m and 

left step-son Charles D. Van Deursen. 
V Charles Leonard, b at Mount Pleasant, Pa., June 14, 

1859; m Jan. i, 1888, Minnie Simpson; res Port Jervis, 

N. Y. Issue: Howard, b Oct. 26, 1888; Maude, b 

Nov. 13, 1891 ; Harrv, b Nov. 21, 1893. 
vi George Wallace, b Sept. 8, i860; d Oct. 5, 1898. 
vii Wheeler Allen, b Apr. 14, 1862 ;d Nov. 7, 1887. 
viii Francis Henry, b Jan. i, 1864; m and res at Oneonta, N. 

Y.; has two children. 

Seventh Gener^^tiox 363 

ix Mary Estella, b at Deposit, Broome Co., N. Y. , Apr. 15, 
1871 ; m Feb. 13, 18S9. Charles H. Walton, who cl Jaia! 
19, 1900; res Sherman, Wayne Co.. Pa. I'^'suc: 
Wheeler Walton, b Sept. 13, I'Sqo; Clyde Walton, b 
Oct. 13, 1S93 ; Jesse Walton, b Dec. 6, 1899. 

X William Horace, b at Deposit, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1873, ni 
Sept. 29, 1S94, Katie L. Beryman; b Sept. 6, 1878; 
res Deposit, N. Y. Issue: Charles L., b Dec. 10, 
1S95; Irene C, b June 18, 1897. 

Peter Van Deursen and Lucy Baldwin of Richmond. Va.; b 
there March 5, 1S32 ;m (ist) June 6, 1S56, M.^rg.^ret ]>.'».i^KtR, 
who d in 1S57; (2d) at Wellsville, Columbiana Co., Ohir.. by 
Rev. W. W. Lavesty, Dec. 4, i860, M.\rgaret likoniE >L\c- 
kenzie; b in Allegheny City, Pa., Sept. 25, 1837. 

Iklr. Van Deursen was a Presbyterian minister, and v/a*^ en- 
rolled as Chaplain in the 12th Regt., Ohio Vol. Inf., Aug. 10, 
1861; from which he resigned on July 25, 1862. He diC'i at 
Eureka Springs, Ark., Jan. 21, 1S87. Plis widow filed an 
application for a pension (No. 618,054) July 19, 1894, b'Ul as 
no certificate v;as issued it is probable she died about that 
time. They were residents of Paris, 111., 1S72 to 18S4. 

Children, by first wife: 

i Eleanor Young, b at Richmond, Va., Set't. 3, 1857; rn 

at Paris, 111., Sept. 15, 1S81, WiUiam H. Levings ; res 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

By second wife: 

li Emma Baldv/in, b at Gallipolis, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1863. d 

at San Antonia, Texas, Feb. 4, 1S99; bur at Paris, 11!. 

iii Lucy Read, b at Gallipolis, Ohio, Nov. i, 1864; m ai 

Paris, 111., June 10, 1S84, George Edward Dilloy of 

Palistine, Texas. Issue: Edna ^^ay Dilley, b ]:iii. 

16, 1886; Clarence Van Deursen Dilley, b Apr. i.^ i^?--;. 

iv George Livesav, b at Gallipolis, Ohio, Jan. 19, 1807; m 

Oct. 6, iSg2. Ehzabeth A. Tarbell; no ch._ Mr. \ ^n 

Deursen graduated in dentistr>- at the University of 

Pennsylvania in iSSS, and m medicine at the ILir.:-.':- 

mann Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1S96. He \ 

house surgeon at the Brooklyn, N. Y.. Homeopatrnc 

Hospital 1896, 97, and is now in practice at LowrH, 

Mass., where he is one of the Visiting Stall of the -o- 

well General Hospital. He is a member of the Am<Tv 

can Homeopathic Institute, the Massachusetts Ho:;:*--o 

pathic Medical Societv, and the Massachusetts bxit- 

364 Van Deursen Family 

gical and Gynecological Society. He is also a Free- 
mason and Knight Templar. 

590 DAVID B. VAN DUSEX, son of (320) Hartman Van 
Dusen and Susanna Knowlton of Queensbtiry, N. Y.; b Aug. 
18, 1806; m June 4. 1854, Elizabeth Hines. 

Res: Katskill Bay, Lake George, N. Y, Oc: Farmer. 

Hartman, b Apr. 14, 1856; m Oct., 187S, Mary Harris; 

res San Jacinto, Cal. 
Bell, b Feb. 22, 1859 ;m June i, 1880, John Freeborn; res 

South Glens Falls, N. Y. 
Alfred, b Nov. 4, 1863; m Sept., 1889, Alma Skidmore; 

res Sandy Hill, Washington Co., N. Y. 
Laura, b Julv i, 1866; m Dec. 24, 1884, Clinton Weaver; 
res Caldwell, N. Y. 
V Julia, b July 25, 1868 ; d unm. 
vi William, b May 2, 1871 ; m June 15, 1897, Eva Chatman; 

res North Rupert, Vt. 
vii Libbie, b Jan. 17, 1875 ; res unm at Glens Falls, N. Y. 

591 ZIMRI VAN DUSEN, son of (320) Hartman Van 
Dusen and Susanna Knowlton of Queensbury, N. Y.; b May 
5, 1812; d Nov, 9, 1901 ; m Feb. 10, 1842, Jane E. 
Dickinson, who d Nov. 8, 1900. 

Res: Caldwell, Warren Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

858 i George W., b May i, 1844; m Feb. 5, 1868, Mary A. 

ii Elizabeth A., b Apr. 20, i860; m Sept. 16, 1877, 
Paul Rausch; res Lake George, AVarren Co., N. 
Y. Issue: Lavonia M. Rausch, b Apr. 12, 1879. 

592 MYRON VAN DUSEN, son of (321) Henry Van 
Dusen and Eliza Walkup of Genesee Co., N. Y.; b in Stafford, 
Genesee Co., N. Y., Jan. 18, 1816; d at Brooksgrove, N. Y., 
May 17, 1909; m March 10, 1839, Elizabeth Boynton, who 
d Dec. 3, 1890, at Brooksgrove. 

Res: Nunda, Livingston Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

859 i Emily, b Apr. 4, 1842; m Dec. 9, 1862, Charles H. 


ii Laura, b Aug. 25, 1845; "i Aug. 25, 1866, Henry- 
Holly; res Hunt, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

iii Susan, b Aug. 25, 1845 ; twin of Laura ; d y. 

Seventh Generation 305 

iv John, b in 1849; d y. 

V Melva, b June ?. 1852; m Jan. 5, iSs8, Rol .n Ser- 
vice; res Brooksgrove, Livingston Co., X. Y. 

vi Milton Eli, b in Fillmore, Alleganv Co., X. V.. Apr. 
14, 1858; in Oct. 12, iSSi, Rose Elizabeth Clark- 
res Xuncla, Livingston Co., N. Y.; farmer and 
shipper of live stock. Issue: Lena, b On i - 
1885. ■ " 

593 REV. CARMI VAX DUSEX, son of h^j) Abraham 
Van Dusen and Martha Orton of Queensbun.-. Warren Co., 
N. Y.] b Jan. 19, 1S15; d Aug. 29, iqoi; m'Dec. ?o. i^\t>', 
Deli.a. Ann Williams, who d Jan. 20. 1897. Tluv v,-crc uzs 
of Stonycreek, AVarren Co., X'. Y. Mr. Van Dui-cn was a 
Baptist minister. 


860 i Juha Ann, b Xov. 19, iS37;mSej)t. 11, 1855, O-.arJcs 

ii Emeline, b July 2, 1S39; d at Quccnsbury; m S'-j-t. 
6, 1857, Elihu Stevens. Issue: Simon Stcvrr..s, 
b June 13, 185S; m Delia Austin; AjuV^a S'evt-ns, 
b Jan. 9, i860; m Apr. 25, 1SS4, George ;j-:rins; 
Ida Stevens, b May, 1862; m Aug., i>>o, \V:lh:i:n 

861 iii Jay, b Aug. 29, 1841; m Xov. 30, 1865, .MaryarrV 


862 iv George H., b July 20, 1845; ^ ^^'^^- ^9. I'^^f^-, ]lr:::r,A 

C. Adams. 

863 V Zina H., b Aug. 21, 1847; m (1st) Oct. i;, ihU), 

Calista L. Gifford; (2d) Oct. 23, 1S84, Lottie C. 

864 vi Martha, b Aug. 25, 1S49; ^"^ ^^^^- '5- '>^'^'^'. j.-.?r.ti 

vii Alvin S., b Jan. i, 1851 ; unm; res West Stonv Creek. 
Warren Co., X. Y.; oc merchant. 

865 viii Lydia H., b May 3, 1853; m ScTit. 7. '-^T''- J"-'-- ^'- 


866 ix Abraham F.,bMar. 19, iS55;m Mar. 19. i>;o, r>- r--^ 

C. White. 
X Charles L.. b Mar. 8. 1857 ; m Mar. iq. i5'^^,_M.=;:^ /. 
White; res Knowelhurst, Warren Co.. N. V., cc 
farmer. Issue: Carrie D., b Apr. i , i;'>^-'. 

593a HENRY L. VAN DUSEX, son of (324) j-:: r-. V,.3 
Dusen and Sarah Hill of Steuben Co., X. Y., and '1 !vv.%.. Lc, 

366 Van- Deursex Family 

Penn. ; b in New York in 1S29; m June 19, 1849, '^^ Wayland, 
Steuben Co.. N. Y., by Gardner Pierce, J. P.. to Mary Jane 
TuppER, b in 1S30 : dau of Chelsea Tupper. 

He enlisted at Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Mich., in Co. F, 
15th Mich. Vol. Inf., to serve three years; died during service, 
of disease, at St. Louis, I\Io., May 29, 1862; buried in National 
Cemetery, Shiloah, Tenn. (Section F, Grave No. 1406). His 
widow was a pensioner (Ctf. 15,839). She remarried Feb. 
23, 1S64, Nelson E. Latham, of Orange, Mich., and died prior 
to June 28, 1 8 66, when her minor children were pensioned 
(CtL 80,734). 

i William Henry, b Dec. 7, 1S57. 
ii Sarah Ann, b Apr. 7, 1S61. 

594 ROBERT P. VAN DUSEN, son of (324) Van 
Dusen and Sarah Hill; b Jan. 23, 1833, in Livingston Co., N. 
Y.; m in Saginaw, Mich.," Oct. 17, 1866, Fannie M. Pierce, 
who d at Nelson, Tioga Co.. Pa., June 4, 1877. 

He served in Co. A, 1st Mich. Eng. & Mech., under name of 
R. P. Hill, Sept. 18. 1S61, to Oct. 31, 1864 (Pen. Ctf. 791,890). 
Res: 1904 Vv'ellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa. 
i Carrie M., b Feb. 10, 1S70; m in 1896, Fred Keene of 

Wellsboro, Pa. 
ii Mirmie M., b May i, 1872; m Sept., 1902, James Dough- 
erty of Elmira, N. Y. 
iii Annie B., b Julv 29, 1874; m July, 1901, Frank Smith of 
Wellsboro, Pa. 

595 WILLL^M M. VAN DUSEN, son of (324) James Van 
Dusen and Sarah Hill; b in Tioga Co., Pa., Dec. 12, 1840; d 
Nov. 8, 1903; m May 5, 1867, Nancy R. Shaff. He served 
in Battery B, 5th U. S. Art., Sept. 18, 1861, to Feb. 20, 1867 
(Wid. Pen. Ctf. 565.265). In 1906 Mrs. Van Dusen was liv- 
ing at Corning, N. Y. 


i Edward A., b Sept. 23, iS68;m Dec. 24, 1S98, Maud 

Lockwood; res Corning, N. Y. 
ii Robert T., b July 13, 1870; m Oct. 21, 1895, Jennie 
Johnson; res J.Ianlius, N. Y. 
867 iii Nellv G., b Apr. 17, 1872 ; m Mar. 28, 1888, Andrew 
iv Frank L., b Mar. i, 1874 ;d Aug. 19, 1887. 
V James W., b Jan. 26, 1S76; d Mar. 14, 1876. 

Seventh Generation 367 

vi Effie E., b Oct. i8. 1879; m July 4, 1897, George 
Rhodes; res Newark, N. Y. 

596 JOHN VAX DEUSEN, son of (326) John Van Deu- 
sen and Rachel Belden of Salisbury. Conn.; b Sept. 15, 17S9; 
m Jan. 28, 1813, in Middlcbury, Vt., Mary Forbes. He 
serv^ed in War of 1812 from Sept. 4, 1812, to Dec. 14. 1812, 
in Capt. Snider's Company, 89th Regt., New York Militia. 
He removed to the West and resided in Freeland, Saginaw 
County, Mich., where he was a farmer. 

Children: Order of birth not known. 

i Alonzo, b a 1S14; married and res at Saginaw, Mich.; no 

ii Mary, m Tim Robberts; res Oakland, Cal. 

iii Benjamin P., b Jan. 4. 1817; m Apr. 3, 1842, Mehitable 

iv Elizabeth, b a 1S23 ; m name of husband not known; has 
ch; Emma; Charles; Robert; Harry; George; Frank; 
Lewis; Hartel; John; Mabel. 

V Charles, unmarried; said to have served in the Rebellion, 
but no record of such service found. 

vi Harry, d July 16, 1902; m (ist) Clarissa Cordelia Rod- 
gers, who d Apr. 29, i860; (2d) Nov. 7, i860, Hannah 
Ward; res Freeland. Mich. He serv^ed in Companv 
E, 23d Mich. Vol. Inf., Aug. 8, 1862, to June 28, 1865 
(Pen. Ctf. 793,631). Issue: Edwin, Cathrine, Dorothy, 
John, Henry, Mar>^ and Arthur; all d y. 

vii Edward, served in Company E, 23d Mich. Vol. Inf.; en- 
listed Aug. 16, 1862, died at Kno.xville, Tenn., Feb. 3, 
1864, of wounds received at Campbell Station on Nov. 
16, 1863; bur at Knoxville. His mother drew a pen- 
sion (Ctf. 63,793). 

597 JOSHUA BELDEN VAN DEUSEN, son of (326) 
John Van Deusen and Rachel Belden of Salisbury, Conn., 
Middleburv^ Vt., and Olean, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y.; b in Ver- 
mont Nov. 15, i79i;m (ist) a 1812, Lucia Grosvenor, who 
d a 1831 ; (2d) a 1834, Jane Porter; (3d) before 1850, Phebe 
Bullock. He removed to Pennsylvania and resided at 
Sugargrove, Warren Co., where he died about 1869. 

Children, by first wife: 

i Eliza, b in 1813 ; d prior to 1865 ; m H. H. Shepherd. 
ii Sarah Jane, b 181 5; m 1837, John Russell, who d 

Apr., 1865. 
iii Loyal Eskin, b 1817; killed on railroad near Cin- 

368 Van Deursex Family 

cinnati, Ohio; m June 3, 1842, at Utica, N. Y., 
Phebe Louisa Slocum, dau of Allen Slocum and 
Lovisa (Rogers) Sweet; b May 9, 1S16; d June 
8, 1849. Issue: Henry Stout Van Dusen. b 
Dec. 19, 1S43; <^ Jan. 13. 1S50; Charles Eskin 
Van Dusen, b Aug. 22, 1848; d June 17, 1854. 

iv Legrand, b in 1819; d in Spring of 1865; m 1841, 
Fanny Edson. 
867a V James H., b Nov. 11, 1821; m June 2, 1S43, Eliza- 
beth Van Dyke. 

vi Delos, b Dec. 9, 1823; m Feb. 19, 1852, Henrietta 
M. Snyder. He served during the Civil War as 
Captain and Lieut. Col. in the 6th Mo. Vol. Inf. 
Res Litchfield, 111.; retired banker; no ch. 

vii Grosvenor, b in 1825; d of consumption in 1865. 
868 viii Robert Falkner, b in 1S27; m Oct. 6, 1S56, Kate 

ix Marcia Augusta, b in 1831; m in 1849, Walter S. 
Edson, who served in the War of the Rebellion. 
By second wife: 

X Charles Vernon, b in Ashville, N. Y., July 24, 1835; 
ip Dec. 23, 1864, at Columbus, Warren Co., Pa., 
Celestia Elvira Warner. He was enrolled as a 
Private in Comp. D, 83d Penna. Vol. Inf., Aug. 8, 
1 86 1, and was discharged as Captain in Comp. 
F, June 28, 1865; was wounded in right arm at 
Gaines Mill, Va., June 27, 1S62 (Pen. Ctf. 617, 
564). He is now (1907) a resident of National 
Home, Milwaukee, and is a railroad conductor. 
Issue, as far as known: Ivy May, b Nov. 7, 1884, 

xi Evelyn, b in 1838; m Seth Wilber, who served in 
War of the Rebellion. 

598 MARY VAN DEUSEN, dau of (326) John Van Deu- 
sen and Rachel Belden; b Jan. 28, 1794; d Feb. 24, 1849; m 
(ist) Jan. 30, 1814. John Wixslow, who d at Groton, N. Y., 
March 8, 1828; (2d) Nov. 17, 1S34, Eber Curtis. 
Res: Groton, Tompkins Co., N. Y. 
Children, by first husband: 
i Harriet D.'Winslow, b Nov. 26, 1814; d Apr. 11, 181 5. 
ii Lucinda Emeline Winslow, b Dec. 21, 1815; m (1st) Jan. 

2, 1838, Prevost; (2d) Apr. 7, 1847, John 

iii Clarinda Caroline Winslow, b Dec. 21, 1815; twin of 
Lucinda; m Nov. 3, 1833, Walker Marsh. 

Seventh Generation 369 

iv Wealthy Maria Winslow, b Jan. ii, iSi8;m Aug. 9, 1835, 
Harvey Buck. 

V Horatio Gates AVinslow, b Apr. ^. 1S20; m Oct. 21, 1846, 
Emily Bradley (For this line see Miscellaneous and Re- 
lated Families). 

vi John Winslow, b Mar. 21, 1822; d Jan. 23, 1828. 

vii Thomas Winslow, b May i, 1S24; d Jan. 23, 1S28. 

viii Rhoda Ann Winslow, b June 3, 1826; d Jan. 23, 18 28. 
By second husband: 

ix Eber Curtis, b Sept. 7, 1835. 

X David H. Curtis, b June 23, 1838; d Aug. 19, 1839. 

599 HORATIO GATES VAN DEUSEN, son of (326) 
John Van Deusen and Rachel Belden of Salisbury, Conn._, 
Middlebury, Vt., and Olean Cattaraugus Co., N. Y.; b in Ver- 
mont March 25, 1798; d Aug. 10, 1S65 ; m Oct. 11, 1829, Jane 
Van Deusen, dau of Capt. Henry Van Deusen and Sally 
Stoddard of Wethersfield, Conn. He served as a substitute 
for his brother during the War of 1 8 1 2 in the New York Militia. 

Res: 1837, Cayuga Co., N. Y,; 1847 and 1850, Salisbury, 



i Henry Stoddard, b Nov. 17, d Nov. 20, 1832. 

ii Henr>' Hobart, b at Auburn, N. Y., July 19, 1S37 ; m Jan. 
10, 1894, Anna Jerenson, wid of De Wayne Townsend, 
M. D., by whom he had no issue; she d Sept. 29, 1903, 
leaving one son by Dr. Townsend. Henry Hobart 
Van Deusen was a graduate of Hobart College 1859, 
v/ith the degrees of M. A. and B. D.; tutor at Racine 
College i860 to 1867; graduated at Nashotah and or- 
dained Deacon by Bishop Armitage of Wisconsin in 
1870; ordained Priest by Bishop Whitehead of Illinois 
in 187 1 ; Headmaster of Jarvis Hall College 1872, 1873; 
tutor at St. Paul's College, Palmyra, Mo., 1873, 1874; 
tutor at Nashotah 187S to 1879, and rector of several 
parishes; in 1904 rector of St. Paul's, Ashippun, Dodge 
Co., Wis. 

iii Mandana, b June 15, 1847, at Salisbury, Conn.; graduate 
of the Bellevue Hospital, New York, Training School 
for Nurses, 1S78; Matron of the Infirmary of Racine 
College, Wis., 1878 to 1890; in 1904 had charge of the 
Electrical Department of Pennoyer Sanitarium, Ke- 
nosha, Wis. 

600 CHAUNCEY VAN DUSEN, son of (326) John Van 

370 Van Deursen Family 

Deusen and Rachel Belden of Salisbury, Conn., Dover, New 
Hampshire, Vermont, and Chautauqua Co., N. Y.; b Sept. 
25, 1803, at Dover, Stanord Co., N. H.; d June 12, 1881; m 
May 10, 1S30, Em.malixe Simpson, who d June 21, 1803. 
-r.'Res: Wheelersburg, Ohio. Oc: Furniture manufacturer 
and house contractor. 

i Jane, b in 1832; m (ist) Godfrey; (2d) 

in 1857, Lorenzo Phelps, who d in Nov., 1903. 
She d in 1877, leaving one child, Melvina D. 
Phelps. Res San Francisco, Cal. 
ii Elizabeth, b in 1S36; unm. Res Wheelersburg, 

869 iii Lugene Belden, b Mar. 30, 1839; "^ Jan. 30, 1S64, 

Elizabeth Hunter. 
iv Malvina, b in 1S42. 

870 v Ellen, b June 4, 1S44; m Dec. 24, 1863, James Watts, 
vi Ann Judson, b in 1S4S; unm. 

vii Charles, b in 1855. 

601 HARRY CHIPMAN VAN DEUSEN, son of (326) 
John Van Deusen and Rachel Belden of Salisbury, Conn., 
Middlebur\% Vt., and Olean, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y.; b x\pril 
5, 1806, in Conn.; wife, whose name is unknown, d prior to 

Res: Silver Creek, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 1850. Oc: 

i Laura, b in 1822. 
ii Ashley, b in 1829. 
iii William, b in 1835. 
iv Sophia, b in 1839. 

602 CHARLES BELDEN VAN DUSEN, son of (326) 
John Van Deusen and Rachel Belden of Salisbury, Conn.; b 
in Pennsylvania May 27, 180S; d in Detroit, Mich., in 1849; 
m in 1830. Esther Ann Pettibone; b a 1810; d in 1SS9. 

Res: Farmington, Oakland Co., Mich. 

i Sarah Ann, b in 1833; m in 1S51, Ben Mundis. 

ii Frances Esther, b in 1S36; m in 1854, Julian Eisen- 

871 iii Jay Heman, b Mar. 9, 1839; m Apr. 10, 1S60, Sarah 

Ann Holsinger. 

Seventh Generation 371 

603 BENJAMIN F. VAN DEUSEN, son of (326) John 
Van Deusen and Rachel Belden of Jamestown, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y.; b in Lott, Pa., Jan. 4, 1817; d Feb. i, 1902; m 
April 3, 1S42, Mehitable Lovell, who d Jan. 21, 1899. 

Res: Jamestown, N. Y. Oc: Cabinet Maker. 


i Alm.on Augustus, b Jan. 3, 1S43; m Jan. 30, 1S71. 
Juliet E. Merchant, who d at ^layville, N. Y., July 
21, 1893, "^'here he resides; was County Judge of 
Chautauqua Co. from Jan., 1890, to Jan., 1S97; 
oc lawyer. Issue: VeiTion, b Apr. 10, 1S72; m 
Oct. 23, 1899, Maude Hibbard; res St. Paul, Minn.; 
Verena, b 1876; d 1878. 

872 ii Theodore F., b June 8, 1846; m Feb. 20, 186S, 

Frances A. Smith. 
iii George C, b Dec. 8, 1851 ; m Oct. 27, 1SS7, Lucinda 
Sheldon; res Jamestown, N. Y, Issue: Milton 
Sheldon, b Feb. 2, 1892. 

604 CHARLES VAN DUSEN, only son of (327) Martin 
Van Deusen and Diadema Callender of White Hall, N. Y. ; b 
at that place March 12, 1808; d at St. Louis, Mo., May 12, 
1S58; m (ist) Sept. 19. 1S39, Mary Huntington Cole; (2d) 
May 12, 1857, Mrs. Rebecca Aiken. He was a prominent 
Steamboat Captain, running on the Mississippi River between 
St. Louis and New Orleans. 

Children, all by first wife: 

873 i Charles, b Dec. 8, 1840; m Sept. 14, 1865, Kate 


874 ii Mary Huntington, b July 29, 1842; m Apr. 21, 1863, 

Charles Hite-Smith. 

875 iii Caroline, b Dec. 29, 1846; m Mar. 19, 1863, Bernard 

Peel Chenoweth. This number is omitted in 
Eighth Generation, by request. 
iv Henry Devol, b Feb. 22, 1846; d Nov. 5, 1858. 

605 WELTHA VAN DEUSEN, dau of (3 28) Harry Van 
Deusen and Lorain Peck; b iSoi; m in 1824, William P. 
Huntington of Whiting, Vt.; b a 1795. She d in 1883 at 
Dubuque, Iowa. 

i Laurain Huntington, b 1825 ;unm. 
ii Delia Huntington, b 1827; m 1847, E. W. Sessions; res 

East Middlebury, Vt.; had dau who m Archie Dixon 

in 1872, and is now (1906) a widow. 

372 Van Deursen Family 

iii Henry Huntington, b 1S29; m 1852, Agnes Powell. He 
served in the War of the Rebellion and d in South 
Carolina in 1S64; left one son who now (1906) lives in 
Dubuque, Iowa. 

iv Horace Huntington, b 1S32; m 1862, Mary McDonald. 

V Susan Huntington, b 1S34; d in Fulton. Iowa, in 185S; 

m Rood. 

vi Melissa Huntington, b in 1842; m in 1890, David Posten. 

606 HOR.\TIO GATES VAN DEUSEN, son of (329) 
Abraham Van Deusen and Louise Tewksbury of Middlebury, 
Addison Co., Vt.; b there Sept. 26, 1816; d March 28, i8So;m 
Sept. 24, 1840, Lydia Moore Richardson, who was b Feb. 
24, 181 1, and d Dec. 28, 1876, in Warren, Vt. 

Res: ^\''arren, "Washington Co., Vt. Oc: Farmer. 
i Horatio Gates, b Nov. 3, 1841 ; d Apr. 4, 1847. 
ii Augustus Pingrs", b Sept. 6, 1843. 

iii Lucy L., b May 10, 1S46; d Apr. 26, 1895; ^^ Dayton L. 
Nichols, who d Mar., 1906; he was Postmaster of Rox- 
bury, Vt. 
iv Susan A., b Mar. 3, 1849; d Sept. i, 1855. 

V Homer Gates, b July 14, 1854; m Jan. i, 1879, Alice 

Susan Way; res Roxbury, Washington Co., Vt. Issue: 
Leah Susan, b Nov, 3, 1883 ; d Feb. 26, 1896. 

607 OLIVER PERRY VAN DEUSEN, son of (329) 
Abraham Van Deusen and Louise Tewksbury of Middlebury, 
Addison Co., Vt. ; b Jan. 21, 181S; d Aug. 5, 1S49 ; m in 1840, 
LuciNDA Hopkins. 

Res: Manchester, N. H. 
i Henry Harrison, b May 8, 1S43; m ^lar. 17, 1861, Ellen 
Ann Drew; res Roxbun,', Washington Co., Vt. Issue: 
Hattie Adah, b Nov. 10, 1863; m Nov. 3, 1886, Alonzo 
Lavanway; Gertrude Lois, b Mar. 16, 1868; m Jan. 27, 
1S89, Robert Dickinson; Neva Mabel, b Dec. 29, 1871; 
m Dec. 10, 1887, Berton Dickinson. 

608 SARAH CHIPMAN VAN DEUSEN, dan of (329) 
Abraham Van Deusen and Louise Tewksbun.' of Middlebtiry, 
Vt. ; b April 13, 1819; d at Henrico, Wis., Jtme 7, 1S70; m 
Oct., 1839, Amos R. Steele, son of Daniel and Philure (Ris- 
ing) Steele. 

Res: Horicon, Dodge Co., Wis. 

Seventh Gexer-\tion 373 

i Daniel Steele, b in Warren, Vt. 
ii Amelia Steele, b in Warren, Vt. 
iii Henry Steele, b in Ferrisburg, Vt. 
iv Hattie L. Steele, b in Ferrisburg; d in Horicon, Vv'is. 
V Charles Steele, b in Horicon, Wis.; studied for doctor in 

Chicago, 111. 
vi Clarence Steele, b in Horicon and d there. 

609 HENRY VAX DEUSEX, son of (329) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Louise Tevrksburv' of Middlebun,*. Vt.; b Dec. 15. 
1820; d Feb. 7, 1864; m Jan. '13, 184S, Adeline Remington; 
b Dec. 22. 1825; d June 3. 1905. 

Res: Warren, Washington Co., Vt. 
i Clara Louise, b Mav 7, iS;o; m Sept. 19, 1869, George A. 

R. Bragg; res Warren. "Vt. Issue: Adelle G.^Bragg, 

b June II, 1 871; m May 4, 1893, George Wallace; 

Louise C. Bragg, b Dec. 20', 1878 ;d May 23, 1893; Vann 

B. Bragg, b July 26, 1885; m Apr. 26, 1904, Walter 

ii Eugene Carlile, b Dec. 5, 1S55; m Dec. 20, iSSo, Emma 

Hanks; no ch; res Fitcliburg, Mass. 
iii Edgar Herbert, b Jan. 7, i860; m Mar. ^3, 1894, Emily 

Elizabeth Bagley; no ch; res Warren, Vt. 

610 JAMES MOXROE VAX DEUSEX, son of (329) 
Abraham Van Deusen and Louise Te^^-ksbur,^ of Middlebuiy, 
Vt.;b there March 28, 1822 ; d at Waitsfield, Vt., Oct. 13, iQoi; 
m June 8, 1851, Jeanette E. Royce; b in 1833; d at Waits- 
field May 23, 1894; dau of E. and L. (Ellis) Royce of South 
Royalton, Vt. Mr. Van Deusen was a graduate of the Medi- 
cal College of Castleton, Vt., and was a Homeopathic physi- 
cian. He followed his profession for manv vears at Waits- 
field, Vt. 


i Delia A., b Tulv 19, 1S53 ; d Feb. 26, 1S64. 

ii Ella T.,b July '31, iS5S;d Apr. 21, iS93;mOct. 15, 1SS3. 
Leslie E. Reed; res Minneapolis, Minn.; no ch. She 
graduated at Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt. 

iii Fred E., b June 30, 1S65 ; graduate of Goddard Seminary, 
Barre, Vt. ; unm in 190S; res Boston. Mass. 

611 AURORIS VAX DUSEX, son of (330) Isaac Van 

374 Van Deursen Family 

Deusen and Matilda Callcnder of Defiance, Ohio; b April 15, 
1826; d Jan. 7, 1903, in National Soldiers' Home, Dayton. 
Ohio; m June 10, 1856, in Texas. Henry Co., Ohio, Winifred 
O. DwYER. He served during the War of the Pvcbelhon m 
Co. H, 197th Regt., Ohio Vol. Inf. (Inv. Ctf. 561,031; W. O. 

i Edward, b Nov. 11, 1861 ;m Aug. 28, 1884, Mary Hughes; 

res Toledo, Ohio, 
ii Anna B., b Nov. 27, 1869; ni June 29, 1898, T. J. Mc- 
Carthy; res Toledo, Ohio, 
iii Frank A., b June 14, 1873 ;ni June 20, 1893, Teresa Daly; 
res Toledo, Ohio. 

612 NATHANIEL C. VAN DEUSEN, son of {330) Isaac 
Van Deusen and Matilda Callender; b in Hagerstown, Pa., 
April 21, 1828; d Sept. 21, 1S95; m near Coshocton, Ohio, 
June 14, 1848, Elizabeth Relyea. He served in Co. B, 3d 
Ohio Vol. Inf., during the War with Mexico; and as Ser- 
geant in Co. E. I nth Ohio Vol. Inf., during the War of the 
Rebellion. He and his widow were both pensioners (Ctfs. 
297,588 and 440,057). 
Res: Defiance, Ohio. 

Hester, b in 1S49; m A. J. MinseJ. 
i Josaphine, b in 1S51 ; m Frank Sapp. 
ii Ohio, b in 1853 ; d in 1856. 
v Sarah, b in 1S56; d in 1859. 
V Roditha,b in 1858; m L. J. W^hitney. 
vi Elmer, b in 1861. 
vii Frank, b in 1S71 ; m Bertha i^Iiller. 

612a HARMON VAN DEUSEN, son of (330a) Henry 
Van Deusen and Sally Stoddard of Sahsbury, Conn., New 
York and Wisconsin; b in Salisbury July 23, 1807; d July 18, 
1889; m (ist) in 1829, Aurora Hobart, who d at Tulla, 
N. Y. 1842; (2d) in 184^., Margaret Ann Mann, who d at 
Mineral Point, Wis., in 1852; (3d) in 1854, Caroline Ackley, 
who d in 1893. 

Res: Mineral Point, Wis. Oc: Physician and Surgeon. 

Children, by first wife: 

Henry, b a 1832 ; d a 1892 at Mendota, Wis. 

Granville, b a 1835 ; d y. 

Blanchard, b in 1838; served in Confederate Army dur- 

Seventh Gener.-\tion 375- 27 1 

ing War of the Rebellion ; killed at battle of Gettys- 
burg, Pa., in July, 1S63. 

iv Monroe, b in 1S42; d y. 
By second v.-ife : 

V 'Wilson PL, b at TuUy, Onondaga Co., N. Y., July 3, 1S46; 
m May 7, 1870, Elsie H. Montgomery; res Lancaster, 
Grant Co., Wis.; oc physician and surgeon. Issue: 
I. Harmon, b Apr. 15, 1873; m July 3, 1901, Laura 
Heimdal; 2. Clarence, b July 30, 1875; d Feb. 14, 1877; 
3. Anna M., b Mar. 11, 1S77, at Montfort, Wis.; m 
Apr. 27, 1897, A. J. Hunsaken, and has issue: Charles 
Wilson Hunsaken, b Jan. 20, d June 30, 1S9S; Francis 
J. Hunsaken, b Mar. iS, 1902; 4. Frank W., b Apr. 2, 
1878; 5. Elsie M., b Nov. 12, 1SS2; 6. Herbert C, b 
Jan. 4, 1887. 


3 77'37i 


613 GEORGE ISAAC VAN DEUSEN, son of (331) Isaac 
Van Deusen and lova (Schertz) Shead of Hillsdale, Columbia 
Co., N. Y.; b Oct. 13, 1814; m at Claverack, Feb. 3, 1S37, 
Elvira Bull Richmond; b there Nov. 19, 1817; dau of 
Peleg S. and Margaret (Soule) Richmond. 

Res: Lee, Berkshire Co., Mass., 1850. 

i George Alexander, b July 15, 1S39; d Aug. 25, 1S40. 
876 ii Charles Howland, b Oct. 7, 1841; m Aug. 14, 1S61, 
Ann Eliza Stowe. 

614 MARTIN VAN DEUSEN, son of (331) Isaac Van 
Deusen and Eva vShead; b April 12, 181 8 at Hillsdale, Colum- 
bia Co., N. Y.; m June 6, 1S44, Esther Elizabeth Baldwin. 
He d Nov. 28, 1852, before his youngest child was bom. 

Res: Berkshire Co., !>Iass. Oc: Farmer. 

i Exene Augusta, b Jan. 10, 1846 ; d Feb. 4, 1S49. 

ii Alice Electa, b May 7, 1848; m Feb. 3, 1867, Edward C. 
Cook. Issue: Frank M. Cook, b 1868; William A. 
Cook, b 1870. 

iii Henr>' Marshall, b Sept. 29, 1850; m May 30, 1SS8, 
Adella D. Lee; res Westfield, Mass.; oc whip manu- 
facturer. Issue: Spencer, b Aug. 9, 1890; Axie Lee, 
b Sept. 26, 1893. 

iv Martin Edward, b Jan. 25, 1853; d Nov. i, 1864. 

615 AGNES I. VAN DEUSEN, dau of (336) John I. Van 
Deusen and Charlotte Edwards; b Dec. 26, 1850; m Dec. 30, 
186S, Albert A. Young. 

Res: Fenton, Mich. 

i Fred E. Young, b Jan. 20, 1872; m Aug., 1S99, Edna 

ii Charles E. Young, b June 30, 1875 ; d Apr. 20, 1894. 

616 NATHAN COLLINS VAN DEUSEN, son of (340) 
Simeon Van Deusen and Sylvia Chaplin; b at Ghent, N. Y., 
Nov. 28, 1808; d in 1874; m a 1830, Catharine Garner; b 


3S0 Van Deursen Family 

in 1S13, in N. Y. His will, dated Feb. 14, 1874, was proved 
April 28. 1874. 

Res: 1S74, Chatham. X. Y. 

Children, from Census of 1S60: 
i Charles C, b in 1837; m in 1868, Mary A. Van Demark. 
ii Sylvester G., b in 1S39. 
iii Edwin R., b in 1844. 
iv Martin A., b in 1848. 

617 CHARLES A. VAN DEUSEN, son of (340) Simeon 
Van Deusen of Chatham and his second wife, Hannah Cran- 
dall; b June 17, 1826; d at Hudson, N. Y., June 21, 1894; m 
Jan. 9, i8^5, Jull\ Marshall. 

Res: Hudson, N. Y. Oc: Wholesale Provision Mer- 


i Au£^usta, b Nov. 17, 1855; m Jan., 1S96, Graham H. 

ii Samuel, b Sept. 8, 1857. 
877 iii James Marshall, b Dec. 18, 1S59; "^ J^"^ ^3, 1S83, 
Isabel Tiffany, 
iv Emma, b Jan. 25, 1S62. 
V Marv J., b June 14, 1S63. 

vi Charles A., b at Ghent, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1865 ; m Oct. 
17, 1888, Mrs. Grace T. Higgins; res Hudson, N. 
Y.; oc wholesale provisions. Children, bp in Re- 
formed Church at Hudson: Leslie M., b May 15, 
1890; bp Dec. 13, 1891; Donald H.,b July 6, 1891 ; 
bp June 12, 1892; Charles W., b July 20, 1899; bp 
June 10, 1900. 
vii Julia, b Oct. 17, 1867. 
viii Fred, b July 8, 1869. 
ix Eloise, b May 25, 1871. 
X Julian, b Aug. 24, 1875. 

618 ABR.'\HAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (341) Marten Van 
Deusen and Charity Van Lone; b March 25, 1803; m a 1825, 
Lydl\ Woodruff. 

878 i Robert James, b June 16, 1829; m Oct. 19, 185 1, 
Anna Knapp. 
ii Janet, m Allen Gibbs. 
iii Stephen, m Sarah Gibbs. 
iv Levi Bennett, m Mary Newell. 
V Samuel H., m Milly Haighth. 

380 Van Deursen Family 

in 1S13, in N. Y, His will, dated Feb. 14, 1874, was proved 
April 28, 1S74. 

Res: 1874, Chatham. N. Y. 

Children, from Census of 1S60: 
i Charles C, b in 1837; m in 1S6S, Mary A. Van Demark. 
ii Sylvester G., b in 1S39. 
iii Edwin R., b in 1844. 
iv Martin A., b in 184S. 

617 CHARLES A. VAN DEUSEN, son of (340) Simeon 
Van Deusen of Chatham and his second wife, Hannah Cran- 
dall; b June 17, 1826; d at Hudson, N. Y., June 21, 1894; m 
Jan. 9, 1855, Julia Marshall. 

Res: Hudson, N. Y. Oc: Wholesale Provision Mer- 


i Aucrusta, b Nov. 17, 1855; m Jan., 1S96, Graham H. 

ii Samuel, b Sept. 8, 1S57. 
S77 iii James Marshall, b Dec. 18, 1859; m June 13, 1883, 
Isabel Tiffany. 

iv Emma, b Jan. 25, 1S62. 

v Marv J., b June 14, 1S63. 

vi Charles A., b at Ghent, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1865 ; m Oct. 
17, 1888, Mrs. Grace T. Higgins; res Hudson, N. 
Y.; oc wholesale provisions. Children, bp in Re- 
formed Church at Hudson: Leslie M., b May 15, 
1890; bp Dec. 13, 1891; Donald H.,b July 6, 1891; 
bp June 12, 1892; Charles W., b July 20, 1899; bp 
June 10, 1900. 

vii Julia, b Oct. 17, 1867. 

viii Fred, b July 8, 1869. 

ix Eloise, b May 25, 1871. 

X Julian, b Aug. 24, 1875. 

618 ABRAHAM VAN DEUSEN, son of (341) Marten Van 
Deusen and Charity Van Lone; b March 25, 1803; m a 1825, 
Lydia Woodruff. 

878 i Robert James, b June 16, 1829; m Oct. 19, 1851, 
Anna Knapp. 
ii Janet, m Allen Gibbs. 
iii Stephen, m Sarah Gibbs. 
iv Levi Bennett, m Mary Newell, 
v Samuel H.,m Milly Haighth. 

Eighth GEXErLMTox 3.-i,l 

vi Henry, m Laura Grant, 
vii Louise, :n Willis Hubbard. 

619 JAMES VAN DEUSEX. son of (341) Ma't<- V-^ 
Deusen and Charity Van Lone of Davenport, De lav/are i .]' 
N. Y.;b there April 4, i8oS;d Dec. 22, iS57;m Set \-^ i -^ -' 
Mary Corn-cross, b Jan. 2, 1S06; d Sept. 8, 1S7-.' -'' "'" 
Res: Davenport, Del. Co., N. Y. Oc:' Farmer aivj » .-^. 


i Elizabeth, b Julv 31, 1835; m Dec. 20 iScc C'-i-'r, 
Wessel. ■ ■'" ' ■ 

879 ii John Abram, b May 14, 1S37; m Sept. 6. i860. M.-rv 

B. Bosworth. •''•'• 

iii Catharine, b Aug. 5, 183S; unm. 
iv Ruth Ann, b May 27, 1840; unm. 
V Charlotte Augusta, b Apr. 14, 1843; unm. 

880 vi Mar}' Louise, b Nov. 14, 1846; m Oct. 19, 1S69, I''-''' 

Ehvell Sutphen. 
vii Charles Herman, b May 6, 1848; m in 1SS5. M.iu 1 
. Nesbit. 

88 1 viii James Robert, b July 6, 1850; m May 5. 1S69. ^'•■*^- 

delia Ehzabeth Graves. 

620 STEPHEN VAN DEUSEN. son of (341) Marten Van 
Deusen and Charity Van Lone of Davenpon, Delaware lu., 
N. Y. ; b Dec. 4, iSio; d in 1869; m a 1S33. >Lkry A. UbsZ" 
DiCT, who was b in 181 2 and d in 1S83. 

Res: Meredith, Delav.-are Co., N. Y. Oc; Farmer. 

Julia Benedict, b in 1836. 

Charles Benedict, b in 1S38; m Lydia Hai'.j:itr,. 

Harriet V., b Dec. 10, 1S40; m Oct. 4, k^oo. jar:".*^:-* 

H. Grady. 
Samuel J., b in 1S43. 
Stephen M., b Dec. 10, 1847; m July 9, iS;3, E'.'.^. 

Martin Benedict, b June 30, 1S51; m .Marv U/'.'^Wc 

621 DAVID VAN DEUSEN, son of (341) Marten V;.-. 
Deusen and Charity Van Lone of Davenport. De!av\-.-irv C-. . 
N. Y.;b there Sept' 6, 1825; d Nov. 24, 1902 ;m Oct. Jj. :^5<^ 
Dorcas Axxa Smith. 

Res: Davenport, Delavrare Co., N. Y. Oc: ra:r.:c;. 









3S2 Van Deursen Family 


i Julius, b Oct. 17, 1857 ;m Eva Hummell. 
885 ii Franklin Jeremiah, b Aug. 10, 1861; ni Sept. 27, 
18S3, r^Iarv Elizabeth Knapp. 

iii James Hubert, b May 15, 1869; m (ist) Apr. 29, 
1S91, Lottie Pvcynolds, dau of William and Abbie 
Reynolds; by whom he had son, William R., b 
June 3, 1893. She d Dec. 31, 1908, and he m 
(2d) June 4, 1910, Harriet Vestina Spencer, dau 
of L. H. Spencer. Res Davenport, N. Y. 

622 LOUISE EVELINE VAN DEUSEN, dau of (341) 
Marten Van Deusen and Charity Van Lone of Davenport, 
Delaware Co., N. Y.; b at Harpersfield. Del. Co., N. Y., Janu- 
ary 4, 182S; d at South Worcester, N. Y., July 3, 1855; m 
Sept. 27, 1847, Elisha Seth Wetmore, who d Oct. 23, 1881, 
at Forbestov:n, Cal. 
Res: California. 
i Juan Martin Wetmore, b Oct. 13, 1S48; d Jan. 26, 1910; 
m Jan. 10, 1872, Alice Bradford; res April, 1906, 
Napa, Napa Co., Cal. 
ii Marv Louisa Wetmore, b Jan. 29, 1851 ; m May 21, 1887, 
Clarence Eugene Johnson; she d Nov. 14, 1903, leavmg 
one son, Eugene Ray Johnson, b Sept. 17, 1897; res 
Brownsville, Yuba Co., Cal. 
iii Tulius Dunbar Wetmore, b Mar. 18, 1853 ; unm. 
iv Lillie Augusta Wetmore, b Jan. 30, 1855 ; m June 5, 1889, 
Algernon Hoiton, who d Feb. 17, 1897; res Browns- 
ville, Yuba Co., Cal. She m (2d) Jan. 12, 1910, Charles 

6-^-. ROBERT VAN DEUSEN, son of (342) Stephanus 
Van ^Deusen and Hannah Lash; b in November, 1810; d 
Nov. 2, 1897; m a 1830, Mary Ann Mulford, w-ho d Dec. 
2Q 1890. Both died in Deposit, Broome Co., N. Y. 

Res: Deposit, Broome Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 


i Stephen, b in 1832 ; m Betsy Mayo. 
ii Catherine, b in 1834. 

886 iii Ellen, b Feb. 28, 1837 : m Feb. 27, 1855, Amos Mayo, 
iv Tames, b in 1842; m Lizzie Saxton. _ 

887 V Richard,bFeb. 9, 1848; m Aug. 5, 1869, Maria jane 

vi Charley, b a 1851 ; m Hannah Jane Monroe. 

Eighth Generation 383 

624 STEPHEN VAN DEUSEN, son of (344) Lawrence 
Van Deusen and Susannah Hungerford of East Berne, Albany 
Co., N. Y.'; b there Oct. 7, 1S24; d Oct. 27, 1904; m May 12, 
1S47, Delilah Hungerford, who d Sept. 14, 1895. 

Res: East Berne, Albany Co., N. Y. Oc: Farmer. 

i Mary E., b Dec. 11, 1849; m Oct. 2, 1868. Edward 
Stalker; res Central Bridge, Schoharie Co., N, Y. 
Issue: Willie Stalker, b Nov. 7, 1869; Lotta 
Stalker, b Mar. 5, 1871. 
ii Alice O., b Nov. 3, 1850; d y. 

888 iii Albertus, b Aug. 2k,, 1852; m Feb. 10, 1881, Maria 

A. Shufelt. 

889 iv Morgan F., b Mar. 9, 1854; m Mar. 2, 1877, Myretta 


V Ervin, b Nov, 17, 1855; d y. 

vi Byron C, b July i, 1857; m Mar. 16, 18S7, Carrie E. 
"^Weinberger; res New Scotland, Albany Co., N. 
Y.; oc farmer. Issue: Jesse G., b Feb. 17, 1888; 
Robie, b Oct. 2, 1S91. 

vii Emma M., b Sept. 8, 1858; d y. 

viii Fred, b May i, i860; d y. 

ix Flora L., b Jan. 17, 1862; m Aug. 20, 18S9, Silas 
Applebee; res Clarksville, Albany Co., N. Y. Is- 
sue: Alice Applebee, b Oct. 3, 1882; Maggie Ap- 
plebee, b Aug. II, 1890. 

X Fred E., b Nov. 23, 1864; m Feb. 10, 1888, Ella 
Ryan; res Benie, Albany Co., N. Y.; oc farmer. 
Issue: Elmer, b Sept. 22, 1888; Katie, b Sept. 
18, 1890; CeHa, b May 29, 1896. 

625 SUSANNAH VAN DEUSEN, dau of (344) Law- 
rence Van Deusen and Susannah Hungerford of New Scotland, 
Albany Co., N. Y.;b Feb. 9, 1828; m March, 1849, Frederick 
Hungerford, who d May 8, 1892. In 1906 Mrs. Hunger- 
ford was living in Albany, N. Y. 


i G. J. Hungerford, b Apr., 1850, m Carrie Osterhout. 

ii Mar>' Ida Hungerford, b Feb. 29, 1852, m Arthur 

iii Emma M. Hungerford, b Jan. i, 1854; m William Blod- 

iv Henrietta A. Hungerford, b Dec. 19, 1855 ;m John Rob- 

V Luella Hungerford, b Feb. 22, 1858 ; m James Goodfeller. 

384 Van Deursen Family 

vi Frank Hungerford, b Aug. 24, 1S61. 

626 BENJAMLX VAX DEUSEN, son of (345) Cornelius 
J. Van Deusen and Lucrotia (or Christiana) Secor of Berne, 
Albany Co., N. Y.; b there Aug. 2, 1824; d Jan. 13, 1S89; ^ 
(ist) in 1847, Elizabeth Devoe, who d in 1S61 in Wright, 
Schoharie Co., N. Y.; (2d) Sept. i, 1862, Lucy Smith, who d 
Jan. 13, 1S98. They both died at Schenectady, N. Y. Mr. 
Van Deusen was a carpenter by trade. 

Children, by first wife: 
i Emilv A., b in 1853 ; m (ist) in 1875, John Plue; (2d) in 

1898, A. Van Husen. 
By second wife: 
ii Benjamin S., b Aug. 18, 1863; m Jan. 21, 1887, Mar>- 

Elizabeth Terry; res 1906, Schenectady, N. Y.; oc 

Detective Sergeant. Issue: Fred B., b Oct. i, 18S8; 

d July 5. 18S9 ; Esther, L. b Jan. 24, 1894. 
iii Cornelius W., b July 12, 1865 ;ni June 2, 1887, 

He d May 17, 1905. 

iv Jacob, b July 30. 1869; m Dec. 27, 1893, 

V Abnors, b Apr. r, 1871 ;m in 1896, 

627 JOHN E. VAN DEUSEN. son of (346) Abraham Van 
Deusen and Elizabeth PerscU of Berne, Albany Co., N. Y.; b 
in Jefferson Co., N. Y., Jan. 28, 1S23; d in 1891; m Mar. 15, 
1845, Margaret Bradt, who d in 1880. They were residents 
of Albany and of New Scotland, N. Y. 


i Mary E., b May 13, 1846; m Albert Finkel. 

ii Abram, b in Lewis Co., N. Y., Oct. 15, 1847; m Feb. 2, 
1S67, Mary L. Delong. He was enrolled, Aug. 29, 
1864, in nth Indp. Batty., New York Light Art., and 
was mustered out with company June 13, 1865 (Pen. 
Ctf. 890,724). Res Bolivar, Polk Co., Mo.; oc farmer. 
Issue: Abram, b a 1869; d y; Adelia, b Oct. 2, 1871 ; 
m June 22, 1893, Frank Earl. 

iii Adelia, b in 1849; m Jacob Conick, 

628 ROBERT A. VAN DEUSEN, son of (346) Abraham 
Van Deusen and Elizabeth Perseli of Albany County, N. 
Y.; bin Berne, Albany Co., N. Y., December 19, 1832; m 
July 27, 1854, Sarah Parkhurst, who died at New Salem, 
June 18, 1898. 

Res: Delanson, N. Y. Oc: Manufacturer. 

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