his quintuple cousinship with Jean Margaret (Kennedy) Mitchelson through the Rapalje family
Joris Jansen Rapalje = Catalyntje Trico (1604-1663) | (ca. 1605-1689) ______________________|___________ | | Daniel Rapalje Sara Jorisse Rapalje (1625-ca. 1685) (1650-1725), = (1) Hans Hansen Bergen = (2) Theunis Gysbertse of Brooklyn, N.Y. | of the Wallabout, L.I. | Bogaert = Sara Clock | (d. ca. 1654) | (1625-1667+), (1651-1731) | | of Brooklyn | ___|____________ ___|______________ | | | | | Sara Rapalje (Lt.) Michiel Jacob Hansen Gysbert Theun. Catalyntje (1687-1773) Hansen Bergen Bergen Bogaert (1668-), Bogaert = Pieter Corn. (1646-1731+), (1653-1738+), of Fresh Kills, = Jan Luyster of Brooklyn of Flatbush Staten Island, Theuniszen (1687-1759) = Femmetje & Brooklyn & Flatlands, L.I., Denys, of Newtown, Theunisse = Elsje = Jannetje Symonse brother of L.I., N.Y. Denyse Frederijcks van Arsdalen Femmetje | | | (d. 1732) (left) | | | | | Sara Luyster Femmetje Bergen Marritje ==== Gysbert Sara Teunisse (1714-1767) (1673-1752) Bergen | (Gysbertszen) van Middlesworth = Isaac Lent = Jan Cornelisz (ca. 1695-?) | Bogaert = Jan Brokaw (1707-1771), Vanderveer | (ca. 1695/97-1768) | of Fishkill, (d. 1732), | of Solebury, | Dutchess Co., supervisor of | Bucks Co., Pa., | N.Y. Flatbush | and Raritan, N.J. | | | _____/ | /___________________|___ | | | |______ | | (?) | | | Catharina Lent Hendrick Jan Brokaw Dr. Jacob Bogart Bergoon (say 1743-1767+) Vanderveer Jr. (1723-1777), Brokaw/Bragaw = Francis Harris (say 1708-1781) = Maria of Bridgewater Tp., (1712-ca. 1798) (1740-1816), of Somerset Co., van Cleef Somerset Co., of Raritan, N.J. of Sandy Cove, N.J. | N.J. = Metje van Winkle Digby Tp., = Antje | | [i.e. Wickelen] Annapolis Co., van Siclen | | | N.S. ______| __| |____ | | | | | | Catherine Harris Maria === (1) John Brokaw Guisbert (1) ======= Metje (1767-1846) Vanderveer | (1735/6- (or Gilbert) | Brokaw = John Comfort (1741/2-?) | ca.1779), Bogart | /Bragaw (ca. 1755-1830), | of German Town, (ca.1748-1779), | (d. 1772) of Clinton Tp., | Pennsylvania of Bucks Co., Pa., | Lincoln Co., | and of | Upper Canada | Hillsborough Tp., | | | Somerset Co., N.J., | | | ___________| | | | Francis Comfort Mary Brokaw ========= Dr. Jacob Bogart (1800-1880), (1776-1862) | (1772-1823), of Beamsville, | of Somerville, Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co. | Bridgewater Tp., = Jemima Wilcox | Somerset Co., N.J. (1801-1876) | and Owasco, Victoria Tp., | | Cayuga Co., N.Y. | | Margaret Comfort Peter Brokaw Bogart (1833-1916) (1793-1843), = John Kennedy (IV) of Owasco (1832-1897), = Agnes Welty of St. Anns, (1809-1879) Gainsborough Tp., | Lincoln Co. | | | John Kennedy (V) Adam Welty Bogart (1862-1939), (1829-1869+), of Melita, Manitoba, of Watkins Glen, N.Y. Canada = Julia A. ---- = Susanna Samantha (-1868) Helena Young | (1882-1937) | | | Jean Margaret Kennedy Dr. Belmont DeForest Bogart (1917-2000) (1866-1934), = Richard Harry of Manhattan, surgeon Mitchelson, Jr. = Maud Humphrey (1914-1998), (1866-1940) of Winnipeg, Manitoba | (my natural | grandparents) | Humphrey DeForest Bogart (1899-1957). His fourth wife was the actress Lauren Bacall.
Bogart’s male line is given in its entirety in John Albert Bogart, The Bogart family: Tunis Gysbert Bogaert and his descendants (Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1959), pp. 147-49, 153-54, 158-159, 161, 165-66, 169, 171-72 (although the preposterous ancestry of Joris Jansen Rapalje given in p. 91, an uncharacteristic blemish in a mostly very good work, should be ignored). The reconstuction of the female lines was helped by the LDS Ancestral File and various materials found on the World wide Web, particularly John H. Camp, Notable descendants of Yellis Janszen Mandeville (http://users.crocker.com/~jcamp/ymfam.html), and Jo Ann Ramseyer, Van Arsdale Genealogy (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/a/m/Jo-A-Ramseyer/). Since this page first appeared under the title Humphrey Bogart: his triple cousinship with Jean Margaret (Kennedy) Mitchelson, another online study of Bogarts ancestry has been published by John H. Camp, The New Netherland Ancestors of Humphrey Bogart, at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nnnotables/zhubo.html. Surprisingly, Mr. Camp, who cites several sources unavailable to us, discovered two more Rapalje descents for his subject, which we have subsequently incorporated here.
While these writings present a chronologically plausible and fairly coherent account of the ancestral lines for Humphrey Bogart shown above, they certainly do not supply documentary evidence for every connection, and we must point out two problems which we have been unable to resolve, and on which we are still seeking further information:
Even if both these descents were to be invalidated, the double descent through the Brokaw family seems indisputable.
Jan Brokaw, Jr. (1709-1804) = Maria van Cleef (1715-1789) Bergon Isaac Brokaw (1756-1813) = Jane Suydam (1760-1830) Joseph Brokaw (1782-1861) = Hannah Post (1782-?) Joseph Brokaw (1816-1897) = Sarah Patterson (1810-1880) Richard Patterson Brokaw (1843-1909) = Anna M. Hyde (1844-1901) William Loren Brokaw (1869-1943) = Elisabeth Meuer (1877-1924) Anthony Brokaw (1912-1982) = Eugenia Conley (1923-1994) Thomas John Brokaw (1940-)