Some descendants of Hendrick Hegeman,
Hendrick Hegeman, born 1649, alive in 1710; married 1685, Adriaentje Bloetgoet, born 1660, alive in 1704. Issue:
1. Hendrick2 Hegeman (Adriaen1), of Flatbush and New Lots (between Flatbush and Brooklyn), son of Adriaen Hegeman and Catharina Margetts, was baptized (as “Hendricus”) 13 April 1649 in the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, as a child of Adriaen Hegeman and Sara [sic!] Margers, with sponsor Gualterus Hegeman, and was still alive (at the age of over 79 years) on 12 October 1728 (when he served as a baptismal sponsor), but probably died by 10 December 1732 (when his wife served alone as a baptismal sponsor where there was no male sponsor present). He married 26 April 1685 at Flatlands, Kings Co., L.I., “with certificate from Flushing,” by the minister of the Flatbush Dutch Church, Adriaentje Bloetgoet, baptized 14 January 1660 in the New York Dutch Church, still alive (at the age of nearly 74 years) on 10 December 1732 (when she served as a baptismal sponsor in the Jamaica Dutch Church for a child of Jan and Eliesabet Emons), daughter of Capt. Frans Jans Bloetgoet, of Flushing, by his wife Lysbeth Jans, and stepdaughter of Wouter Gysbertszen/Gysbrechtszen, also of Flushing.
Although this man was unquestionably a son of the immigrant Adriaen1 Hegeman of Flatbush, we shall state for the sake of completeness that he named a son Adriaen for his father, and served as a baptismal sponsor for children of five of his brothers; namely for Adriaen, son of Joseph Hegeman, baptized 3 October 1680 in the Brooklyn Dutch Church; for Adriaen, son of Jacobus Hegeman, baptized 27 July 1684 at New Utrecht; for Catharina, daughter of Benjamin Hegeman, baptized 12 February 1696 in the New York Dutch Church; for Denys, son of Denys Hegeman, baptized 29 June 1703 in the Jamaica Dutch Church; and for Jan, son of Abraham Hegeman, baptized 5 September 1703 in the New York Dutch Church.
Hendrick’s marriage record says that he was an “unmarried man, from Amsteldam in
Hendrick Hegeman joined the Dutch Church of Flatbush at the same time as his mother and his brothers Joseph and Jacob; Bergen gives the year as 1677 but the date is not evident in the only extant part of the membership register in which he is mentioned. Of the surviving rate lists for Flatbush, he first appears in that of 1683, which shows him with 60 acres and 1 poll of land, and 2 horses, on a farm which was probably near that of his mother, since his is listed only two entries away from hers.
In 1686 “Hendrick and Adriantie Bloedtgoedt” served in the Flatbush Dutch Church as baptismal sponsors for a child of her sister Geertje Bloetgoet, wife of Jan Masten. Hendrick and his brother Jacobus were witnesses to the will of Stoffel Probasco, of Flatbush, dated 29 July 1687. Hendrick and his brother Benjamin witnessed a deed between his brothers Abraham and Denys in 1693. As “Henrikes and Arianetje Hegeman” he and his wife served as baptismal sponsors for a child of Frederick van Leuwen and his wife Dina Jans in the Brooklyn Dutch Church on 9 December 1694, as “Hendrickus and Arriaentie Hegeman” they served as sponsors for a child of Adriaentje’s brother Jan Bloetgoet in the Jamaica Dutch Church in 1703, and as “Hendrickus and Adriaentie Hegeman” they served in the same capacity and in the same place for a child of Steven and Elisabeth [Bloetgoet] Ryder on 27 June 1704.
A full list of all their known activity as baptismal sponsors is given in a table below. It reveals that almost all of these duties were performed for persons who are known to have been close relatives. Exceptions include Adriantje’s sponsorship of two daughters — both named Adriaentje — of Jan Emons (or Emans), who is revealed by Jamaica deeds to have purchased land adjoining that of Hendrickus Hegeman in 1725, and may simply have become a friend. This man is absent from the account of the Emans family in Bergen’s Kings County, but in 1740 the name of a John Emons is found among the freeholders of Dutchess County, many of whom were Long Islanders. On 3 August 1748 “Ariaantje Emans, young dame, born on Lange Eylandt,” was married in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church to Jacobus Palmatier, and although the child baptized in 1733 would have been only fifteen years old at the time, they are probably the same considering the existence of a deed (kindly brought to our attention by Renee L. Dauven) dated 30 December 1754 in which John Emmons and Elizabeth his wife “of Poghkeepsie precinct” sell land in the same area to Jacobus Palamiter of the same place, carpenter and Ariantie his wife. The wife of Jacobus Palmatier herself had five children baptized at Poughkeepsie, but there were no known Hegeman connections among any of the sponsors.
Because these baptismal sponsorships by Hendrick Hegeman, the last of which was performed when he was over 79 years of age, figure so heavily in our evidence that he was still alive in the 1730s, the reader may wonder whether he has been confused with a younger man of the same name. However, in the preparation of a broader overview of this family, The Hegeman family of New Netherland: a brief outline of the first three generations, no evidence was found to warrant the inference that there was a younger Hendrick Hegeman among this man’s sons or nephews.
The activity of
|Sponsors||Name of child||Parents||Relationship to parents||Place||Date|
|Henderikes Hegeman & Catryna Hegemans||Adriaen||Joseph Hegeman & Femmitje Remsen||Hendrick’s brother||Brooklyn (dup. Flatbush)||31 October 1680|
|Hendricus Hegeman & Lijsbeth Hegeman||Adriaan||Jacobus Hegeman & Jannetje Ariens||Hendrick’s brother||New Utrecht (rec. Flatbush)||27 July 1684|
|Hendrick Hegeman & Adriaentie Bloedtgoedt||Trijnte||Jan Masten & Geertie Bloedtgoedt||Adriaentje’s sister||Bushwick (rec. Flatbush; see Fl.Fr. 1:51)||25 May 1686|
|Coenraedt ten Eyck & Adriaentje Hegemans||Adriaen||Tobias ten Eyck & Lysbeth Hegeman||Adriaentje’s husband’s sister||New York||30 January 1690|
|Hendrikes Hegeman & wife Ariaentje||Dina||Frederick van Leeuwen & Dina Jans||?||Brooklyn||9 December 1694|
|Henricus Hegemans [sic] & Annetje Jans||Catharina||Benjamin Hegemans [sic] & Barentje Jans||Hendrick’s brother||New York||12 February 1696|
|Hendrickus & Arriaentie Hegeman||Elizabeth||Jan Bloetgoed & his wife Maria||Adriaentje’s brother||Jamaica||29 June 1703|
|Henderikus Hegeman & Aeltie Parael||Jan||Abraham Hegeman & Geertruy Jans||Hendrick’s brother||New York||5 Sept. 1703|
|Hendrickus & Adriaentie Hegeman||Maria||Steven Ryder & his wife Elizabeth [Bloetgoet]||Adriaentje’s sister||Jamaica||27 June 1704|
|Hendricus & Adriaentie Hegeman, Jan Ganoung||[blank]||Joseph Hedger & his wife Antie||?||Jamaica||24 March 1713|
|Hendricus & Adriaentie Hegeman||Adriaentie||Joseph Hegeman & his wife Sara||Their son||Jamaica||1 April 1716|
|Hendricus Hegeman & Barentie Hegeman||Benjamin||Adriaen Hegeman & his wife Maria||Hendrick’s nephew||Jamaica||16 Sept. 1716|
|Hendricus & Arriaentie Hegeman||Hendricus||Joseph Hegeman & his wife Sara||Their son||Jamaica||10 November 1717|
|Hendrick Hegeman & Geertie Vliet||Geertie||Adriaen ten Eyck & his wife Rebecca||Hendrick’s nephew||Jamaica||25 May 1718|
|Hendricus Hegeman & Adriaantje his wife||Adriaantje||Jan van Pelt & his wife Catryna||Their daughter||New Utrecht||17 January 1720|
|Hendrikus Hegeman & Femmetie Blom [i.e. Femmetje, wife of Barent Blom]||Femmetie||Gerret Blom & his wife Judicke||Hendrick’s daughter||Jamaica||27 August 1721|
|Baarent Blom & Areaentie [sic] Hegeman||Areaentie||Garret Blom & his wife Judeke||Adriaentje’s daughter||Jamaica||8 May 1724|
|Henderiches Heegeman & Barentie Heegeman||Benjeman||Jan Heegeman [son of Benjamin] & his wife Marytie||Hendrick’s nephew||Jamaica||12 October 1728|
|Areaentie Hegeman||Areantie||Johannes Emous [recte Emons] & his wife Elisabet||?||Jamaica||10 December 1732|
|Areaentie Hegeman||Araentie [sic]||Jan Emons & his wife Eliesabet||?||Jamaica||2 December 1733|
On 7 November 1691 “Hendrick[u]s Hagoman living in the new lottes bellonging to Flattbush” purchased 150 acres of land west of Jamaica, Queens Co., L.I., from William Whitte “for a vallewable sume of money.” On 8 September 1696 he was chosen collector for Jamaica, and on 1 January 1693/4 he pledged 10 shillings toward the upkeep of the minister. He purchased meadowland from William Creed on 27 January 1701/2, and five acres of land from Peter White and Samuel Denton for £22 on 12 March 1710. His land is referred to considerably later in Jamaica deeds of 1725 and 1728, and he was still alive on 12 October 1728, when he served as a baptismal sponsors in the Jamaica Dutch Church. According to Bergen, Hendrick was one of the purchasers of the Harlington tract in Somerset Co., N.J., about 1710. We know that he could sign his name, because as “Hendrickes Hegoman,” “Hendrickes Heagoman,” or “Hendrickes Heagoeman” he attests to Jamaica deeds of 1695, 1699, and 1700. While these spellings may seem farfetched, they are not so extreme as a 1704 document in someone else calls him “Henrycos Heiggaman.” Nevertheless, it is clear he did not possess anything like the education his father had enjoyed.
As all of these records place Hendrick Hegeman more or less continuously on Long Island, the record of a sale by him of “lands in Midwout” to Theodorus van Wyck on 14 April 1694, calling him “of New Sjemeken,” must probably be taken as an outlandish spelling of Jamaica. We had formerly considered whether it might represent Shamokin (now Sunbury), Pennsylvania, but that place does not seem to have been settled by Europeans at so early a date. Residence at Jamaica would alone be sufficient to explain his absence from the census of the Dutch towns taken about 1698 (which lists all six of his brothers), as well as our failure to discover baptismal records for more of his children, since the baptismal registers of the Dutch Church of Jamaica before 1702 are all lost.
The account given by Bergen of this man’s childen is highly problematic. Aside from the issue we regard as proven (namely Adriaen and Catharina, of whom below), he includes, without citing any record evidence:
As nothing further is said of Jacobus or Phebe by Bergen, it is impossible to speculate as to what motivated Bergen to include their names in this list.
Here, then, is our revised list of the known issue of Hendrick Hegeman and Adriaentje Bloetgoet (order partly inferential):
2. Adriaen3 Hegeman (Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Jamaica, L.I., of Harlingen, Somerset Co., N.J., and possibly also of Pennsylvania, was born at New Lots (according to his marriage record), baptized 14 March 1686 in the New York Dutch Church, died between 8 August 1754 (when he made his will) and 27 July 1762 (when it was proved). He (then of Jamaica) married 1 May 1713 in the Flatbush Dutch Church, Maria van der Vliet, “born and residing on the New Lots,” living 1740, probably a daughter of Jan Dirckse van der Vliet, of Flatbush, and afterward of Six Mile Run, Somerset Co., N.J., by his wife Geertje ver Kerk, and thus a sister of the Sara van der Vliet who married Adriaen’s brother, Joseph Hegeman (no. 4).
Her identity is corroborated by the 1722 will of “John Vliet, of Six Mile Run, yeoman,” which mentions wife Geertie and daughter “Maria, wife of ADrian Hageman,” and by the 1744 will of “Geertie Fleet, of Six Mile Run, relict of John Fleet, late of said place,” which mentions “daughter Maritie, wife of Adrian Hageman, of same place, yeoman.”
The connection of the Adriaen Hegeman of the 1686 baptism with the husband of Maria van der Vliet is indicated by the naming of his eldest son Hendrick, after his father, with his parents serving as baptismal sponsors for the child. After baptizing a child at Jamaica in 1714, it would appear that he left there shortly after. In earlier versions of the present notes, we had contended, following Bergen, that he later went to Hempstead, L.I., and was the one of this name who made a will dated 25 April 1752. We now recognize that we had failed to analyze the evidence correctly, and that this testator was actually the son of Benjamin2 Hegeman. The fact that the two men both had wives named Marritje and were baptizing children at Jamaica almost simultaneously makes them exceedingly difficult to distinguish from one another, as the register kept during this period does not record the maiden surnames of the mothers. Indeed, the fact that the name Adriaen was borne by so many descendants of the original Adriaen Hegeman presents acute problems of identification, which have been recklessly disregarded in many secondary accounts.
In reality the present subject went to the Harlingen tract in New Jersey, where he baptized a child in 1731. He was correctly identified so long ago as 1916, in a good article on the early settlement of the area, which reads, in part:
Adrian Hagaman married Maria, a daughter of John Vleet, whose lands joined his on the north, purchased land and built a house where John Garretson resides, lying on the Somerset side of the Old Path, being a part of No. 7, of the Long Island tract. In 1745 he was assessed for 350 acres of land, 23 cattle and 15 sheep, amounting to 18s., 2d. …. In his lifetime he made advances to his children in lands and money, and so arranged it in his will that any of them owing the estate on bond might pay the principal at pleasure, paying the interest, and when the interest paid by any of them amounted to the sum of the principal, then the bond to be void. He died and was buried about three hundred yards west of his dwelling, along the line between his and the old Stryker property, where his wife Mary and others of the family were also buried.”
Finally, if he did not ever actually live in Pennsylvania, he at least made visits there, for “Adriaen Hegeman & Maria van Vliet” served as sponsors to their son Hendrick’s daughter Maria, baptized 7 April 1740 in the Dutch Church of Churchville, Northampton Tp., Bucks Co., Pa. (later known as the “Reformed Dutch Church of North and Southampton”), and Adrian Hegeman served as sponsor to Hendrick’s third daughter, Catryntje, baptized 24 March 1745 in the same church, and to Adrian, son of Gerret Wynkoop and Susanna Vliedt, who was baptized 25 May 1746 in the same church. However, it is conceivable that this services were performed by proxy, despite the lack of such an indication in the records.
The will, dated 8 August 1754 but not proved until 27 July 1762, of “Adrian Hagerman, of Somerset County,” leaves £30 yearly to wife Mary, leaves to sons Simon and Benjamin “the plantation where I live, of 350 acres,” and mentions sons Hendrick, John, Adrian, Joseph, Simon, Jacobus, and Benjamin, and daughters Geertje (wife of John Manley), Mary (wife of Adrian Hageman), and Catherine (wife of Samuel Waldron).
Issue (sons then daughters, per will):
(by first husband:)
(by second husband:)
(by first wife:)
(by second wife:)
3. Frans3 Hegeman (Hendrick2, Adraen1), of Flatbush, L.I., and Poughkeepsie, was born say 1688 at Oostwoudt (i.e. New Lots), L.I., and living 1749. He was betrothed 29 October 1709 in the Flatbush Dutch Church, to Antjen Ruwaert, born 1 January 1687,
living 1743, daughter of Hendrick Ruwaert or Rouard, apparently of Flatbush, by his wife Catharina Vonck, and step-daughter of Col. Henry Filkin, of Brooklyn and Flatbush.
As noted above, Bergen, Stoutenburgh, Eardeley, and Driggs all make Frans Hegeman a son of Joseph2 Hegeman and Femmetje Rems van der Beeck. His wife’s step-father, Henry Filkin, had had a long and intimate association with Joseph Hegeman as a fellow justice in the county, and it was evidently assumed that Antjen had married the son of her father’s old friend. But Long Island is a small place, and such assumptions are perilous. Despite the fact that the identification was accepted by so eminent a writer as W.K. Griffin, in his widely-cited article on the Dutcher family, we were troubled by the lack of onomastic evidence for such an affiliation, and eventually were able to find evidence disproving it. For when in 1715 Frans baptized his eldest son Hendrick at Jamaica, the sponsors were Hendrick Hegeman and his wife Adriaentje Bloetgoet. Recalling that Adriaentje’s father was a Frans, we suddenly see the explanation not only of Frans Hegeman’s own name, but of the fact that nearly every documented Frans or Francis Hegeman before the late 18th century can be shown to have been a direct descendant of his. The rather uncommon name of Frans was practically unique to this branch of the Hegeman family because it had been brought in by marriage with a Bloetgoet. The old rule that a younger son (usually the second) in a family should be named for the mother’s father was followed so assiduously in some lines that the name Francis persisted in female descendants of this family through to the late nineteenth century at least.
Frans Hegeman and his wife went by 1725 to Dutchess County with three of her Filkin half-brothers, the founders of Filkintown, Washington Precinct, whose father had been one of the original patentees of the Nine Partners tract. There in Dutchess County Frans Hegeman purchased from Filkin’s widow 300 acres of land in the second water lot on the Hudson, at the place which came to be known as Hegeman’s Landing. The historian Helen Reynolds places the Landing “near the present  property of the Novitiate of St. Andrew,” and infers that Frans Hegeman “probably lived on a farm east of the post road.” Intriguingly, an early map of the patent seems to show the name of a “Willm. Ruard,” of whom no further trace has been found. Antje Rouard’s half-brother Justice Francis Filkin, who operated a general store at Poughkeepsie, and occasionally mentions customers paying off their accounts “through” Frans Hegeman in the 1740s, took a keen personal interest in transactions involving his family’s lands, and copied or made memoranda of a number of documents relating thereto into his account book. The most pertinent of these entries, which is unfortunately somewhat enigmatic, reads:
April 10 1746 — My mother [the widow Catharina Filkin] and Francis Hegeman and Antie his wife, Isaac Filkin, Jacob Filkin, Court v[an] Vorheest and Cathrina his wife, have given one deed to me Francis, and Henry Filkin, for the despute lands of the Nine Partners besid[e]s Pogakepsi; that is to say, the land in desput at the h[e]ad of the Fishkills and also the lands between us and Be[e]ckman’s Line, and also between the Fishkills and the market trees of paling in Compeny [i.e. marked trees of Pauling and Company?].
The Paulings (if that is what is meant in the last sentence) were a well-known family in the area. The wife of Coert van Voorhees (of Fishkill) was Catharina Filkin, sister of the other Filkins mentioned in the document.
Frans Hegeman appears frequently in the public records, being listed as a tax-payer in the Middle Ward of Nine Partners Precinct in 1725 through 1738. As “Franse Hegeman” he was assessed for £10 3s. 6d. in a tax list, dated 25 January 1726/7, of “all the real and personall estates of all the freeholders, inhabitants, residents, and sojourners of the Midle ward of the County of Dutchess,” on 23 January 1727/8, he was assessed for £11 2s. 9d., and on 4 January 1728/9 he was assessed for £9 2s. 3d. On 2 April 1728 he was elected Constable and Collector for the South Ward, on 7 April 1730 he was chosen as one of two surveyors of highways, and on 4 April 1732 he was chosen Spervisor of the Middle Ward. He was appointed Assessor for Crum Elbow Precinct in 1738, 1739, 1740, and 1741. He also appears in the 1740 list of freeholders. He is presumably the “Justice Hegeman” who was appointed one of the Overseers of Highways in 1743, and the “Mr. Hegeman, justice of the peace in Filkentown” who on 1 March 1744 made a visitation of the community of Moravian Brethren at Shekomeko to enquire into the truth of rumors which had been circulating as to its nature. We quote an account of the latter incident, which shows his connection with an historical incident which was presumably of some consequence to the religious history of New York:
March the 1st, Mr. Hegeman, justice of the peace in Filkentown [i.e. Filkintown], arrived in Shekomeko, and informed Br. Mack, that it was his duty to inquire, what sort of people the Brethren were, for that the most dangerous tenets and views were ascribed to them. He added, that as to himself, he disbelieved all those lying reports concerning them, and acknowledeged the mission in Shekomeko to be a work of God, because, by the labour of the Brethren, the most savage heathen had been so evidently changed, that he, and many other Christians, were put to shame by their godly walking and conversation: but that, notwithstanding his own persuasion, it would be of service to the Brethren themselves, if he was suffered minutely to examine into their affairs, with a view to silence their adversaries. Hearing that Br. Buettner was absent, he only desired that he might be informed of his return, and thus left them … till May, when Brother Buettner returning to Shekomeko, the missionaries informed the justice of the peace of his arrival. Upon this, a corporal came on the 14th, to demand their attendance on the Friday following in Pickipsi [i.e. Poughkeepsie], about thirty miles off, to exercise the militia. But their names not being inserted in the list, they did not appear. Soon after, a similar message being sent … Br. Buettner went some days previous to the time appointed, to Captain Herrman in Reinbeck, and represented to him, that as ministers called to preach the Gospel to the heathen, they ought to be exempted from military services. The captain replied, that they would be under a necessity to prove and swear to the validity of their calling…. On June 24th, a justice of the peace, with some officers and twelve men, arrived from Pickipsi at Shekomeko, and examined the whole affair. He … wished them to take two oaths. One was: “That king George, being the lawful sovereign of the kingdom, he would not in any way encourage the Pretender.” The other: “That he rejected transubstantiation, the worship of the Virgin Mary, purgatory, &c.” … The justice … engaged the missionaries in a penalty of £40 to appear before the court in Pickipsie on the 16th of October….
June 22d, the missionaries went to Reineck in obedience to a summons received…. They were now called upon in public court to prove that they were privileged teachers. Buettner produced his written vocation, and his certificate of ordination, duly signed by Bishop David Nitschman. All these evidences were rejected by the court. But the justice, Mr. Beckman [i.e. Beeckman], assured the missionaries, that he had no idea of punishing them, but only wished to examine into their affairs, and therefore desired them to appear before the court to be held at Pickipsi in October next.
But the accusations of their enemies increasing very fast, the magistrates thought proper to hasten the examination, and the missionaries were obliged to appear in Filkentown on the 14th of July, their friend John Rau (a farmer near Shekomeko) kindly accompanying them…. Three witnesses were … heard against them. But their evidence being partly without foundation, and partly nugatory and trifling, it made no impression upon the court. John Rau was next examined. He answered, that he had known the Brethren from their first coming into the country, and could say nothing but what tended to their honour…. Upon this the court broke up, and they were again honourably acquitted.
Meanwhile the adversaries of the Brethren had repeatedly accused them before the governor of New York, till he at length resolved to send for them, and to examine into the truth of these reports. The Brn. Buettner and Senseman from Shekomeko, and Shaw from Bethlehem, went accordingly, and found upon their arrival, that the attention of the whole town was raised. But Mr. Beckman, who had examined the Brethren in Reinbeck, happening at that time to be in New York, publicly took their part, and affirmed, that “the good done by them among the Indians was undeniable.”
August 11th and 12th, these three Brethren were ordered before the governor and the court, and each separately examined…. August the 21st they had leave to return home….
It now appeared plain to every candid observer, that the accusations against the Brethren arose either from misconception or malice. Many people, and even some of distinguished rank among the magistrates, acknowledged the sincerity of their views, and the good arising from their endeavours…. Their adversaries therefore were obliged to adopt other measures, in which they succeeded. For, on 15th of December, the sheriff and three justices of the peace arrived at Shekomeko, and, in the name of the governor and council of New York, prohibited all meetings of the Brethren; commanding the missionaries to appear before the court at Pickipsi, on the 17th instant … when an Act was read to them, by which the ministers of the congregation of the Brethren … were expelled [from] the country, under a heavy penalty, ever more to appear among the Indians, without having first taken the oaths of allegiance.
It is unfortunate that this account becomes so vague in its latter passages as to the names of the participants. It is not clear whether Hegeman continued to support the Moravians once he realized that they refused to perform military service and swear oaths, a question which presumably surfaces here because of the French and Indian Wars. Following this incident, the order moved the center of its missionary activities to Pennsylvania.
“Francis Hageman” and his wife’s step-father are mentioned in a deed of 12 April 1748, and the property of “Francis Hegerman” is mentioned incidentally in a deed dated 7 April 1749. According to the Hegeman manuscript by Driggs, in 1749 Frans Hegeman “joins with a score of other proprietors to deed a disputed plot in Lower Nine Partners.” We know he could sign his name, for as “Fransis Hagaman” he attests to five documents concerning the highways, dated between 1738 and 1741. In an earlier version of these notes we had suggested that a “Francis Hegeman” witnessed the 1749 will of Nicasius Cowenhoven, of Brooklyn, but have subsequently discovered that this is an error in the printed text for “Dennis Hegeman.”
Frans Hegeman and his wife “Antje Ruord” served as sponsors to a child of her half-brother Henry Filkin, baptized in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church in 1738. They also served as sponsors at the baptisms of two of his grandsons (and namesakes) in the Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie: the first of Francis Harris, son of their daughter Catharina (Hegeman) Harris, in May 1740, and the second of Francis, son of their son Hendrick Hegeman, in February 1743. They also served in the Kingston Dutch Church for the baptism of his wife’s granddaughter and namesake, Antjen Parmentier, in 1738, and at Poughkeepsie in the same year for Cornelis, son of his wife’s half-brother, Henry Filkin, Jr., as previously mentioned.
Frans Hegeman had children baptized at Jamaica, Queen’s Co., L.I. in 1715, and at New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., N.J., in 1719. In addition to his provable children, a “Maria Heegeman” was a sponsor for Peter, son of Joseph Harris and Catharina Hegeman, in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church on 27 May 1739. He was not, however, the father of Sara Hegeman, wife of William Allen, as stated in Drigg’s Hegeman manuscript; she was rather a daughter of Frans’ brother, Joseph Hegeman, as proved by her mother’s will.
Issue (order partly inferential):
(by first wife:)
(by second wife:)
4. Joseph3 Hegeman (Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Flatbush and Jamaica, was born say 1691 at New Lots (according to his marriage record), and died 1741, between 1 April (when he made his will) and 5 May (when it was proved). He married (as her first husband) 6 February 1714 in the Flatbush Dutch Church, Sara van der Vliet, born 7 November 1694, baptized 14 November following, probably in the Flatbush Dutch Church,
daughter of Jan Dirckse van der Vliet, of Flatbush, by his wife Geertje ver Kerk,
and apparently a sister of the Marritje van der Vliet who married Joseph’s brother Adriaen Hegeman (no. 2); she married secondly in 1744, as his second wife, Johannes Coerten van Voorhees, but without further issue.
d. 1755-58, and as his widow made her will dated 4 October 1770, and proved 16 November 1773.
Bergen (p. 138) confuses this man with his first cousin, Joseph3 Hegeman, Jr., son of Joseph Hegeman and Femmetje Rems van der Beeck, who was probably the Joseph Hegeman who served as a member from Kings Co. in the 17th New York Assembly of 1716-1726. This other Joseph married in 1712 Adriaentje van Wyck, who was still alive in 1726, when they baptized their second child in the New Utrecht Dutch Church. Meanwhile, the present Joseph Hegeman, “of Jamaica,” married in 1714 Sara van der Vliet, and the record, significantly, does not call him a widower. Thus we clearly are dealing with two different men.
Interestingly, the true parentage of the present Joseph Hegeman was given many years ago in Cuyler Reynolds, Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, 4 vols. (1914), 1:506, but this account seems to have gone unnoticed or ignored by subsequent writers. And the same correct account is given even earlier in a letter written by a descendant of this branch of the family, Annie W. (Candee) Scofield, to her father’s cousin, Edward Ostrom, dated 17 February 1904. The fact that Hendrick and Adriaentje Hegeman served as baptismal sponsors for his first, second, and fourth children can leave little doubt as to his identity. Joseph Hegeman and his wife were, in turn, sponsors for Barentje, daughter of his brother Adriaen, in 1734. In contrast, he had no known contact whatsoever with Joseph2 Hegeman or with members of the latter’s family.
His will, dated as noted above, reads, in a published abstract:
I, Joseph Hegeman, of Jamaica, on Long Island… give to my wife Sarah, the use of all my lands and real estate while she remains my widow. But as soon as she marries [again] she shall deliver them up to my sons. After her decease I leave all my real estate to my sons, John, Hendrick, and Joseph, and they are to pay £150 to each of their three sisters, Ariantie, wife of Hendrick Lott, Elizabeth, and Sarah. All personal estate to my wife and six children. I make my wife Sarah executor. My eldest son, John, is to have £25. Witnesses: Benjamin Whitehead, John Dorlandt, S. Clowes.
The present Joseph Hegeman was probably the one of this name whose seat in the Jamaica Dutch Church is said to have been purchased by Derrick Bergen (brother of Jannetje Bergen, who married Joseph’s son Jan) on 1 June 1745, although if the date is correct it is some years after this Joseph’s death.
Probably in early 1742, his widow went to Poughkeepsie, where her brother-in-law Frans Hegeman was already living, and where her sons Hendrick and Jan had bought land a few years earlier. Apparently she took her entire family with her. Her will (cited above) reads, in part:
I give to my son, John Hegeman, the sum of £10 for his birthright. The remainer of my estate to all the children of my son, John Hegeman, by his first wife; and the children of my son, Henry Hegeman, deceased; and to the children of my son Joseph Hegeman, deceased; and to the children of Henry Lott, deceased; and to the children of William Allen, which he hath by his first wife, deceased.
The executors were “Joseph Hegeman, son of Henry Hegeman, deceased.” It is somewhat odd that the daughter Elisabeth is entirely overlooked.
After deducting from the account in Bergen’s Kings County (p. 138) of the comingled Josephs the two sons Cornelis (1724, not 1722) and Rem (1726), baptized in the New Utrecht Dutch Church as sons of Joseph Hegeman and Adriaentje [van Wyck], we are still left with a child Maria, baptized 25 July 1736 in the New Utrecht Dutch Church, as a daughter of “Joseph and Sara Hegeman.” The register of the same church also shows a Rem Hegeman with the same parentage, baptized 6 August 1738, not mentioned by Bergen. These children were baptized more than a decade later than the known children of the present Joseph Hegeman, and are not named in his will, so we must seek a more plausible identification of their parents. The sponsors for the first child, namely Adriaen Hegeman and Femmetje Schenck, furnish us with an oblique but crucial clue in this matter, for they also served on 7 October 1739 in the Jamaica Dutch Church as sponsors for a child of Adriaen Hegeman and Dorothy Onderdonck, and this Adriaen had a brother Joseph4 (Adriaen3, Joseph2, Adriaen1) who married in 1735 Sara Martense, the account of which man in Stoutenburgh convinces us that he was the real father of these children.
Issue, all baptisms in the Jamaica Dutch Church:
5. Catharina2 Hegeman (Hendrick2, Adriaen1), born ca. 1697-8, died 2 April 1757 “in the 60th year of her age.” she married 8 September 1716 in the Flatbush Dutch Church, Jan Aertse van Pelt, baptized 25 December 1696 in the Brooklyn Dutch Church, died 22 October 1766 “aged 79 years,” son of Aert Theunissen Lanen van Pelt, of New Utrecht, and Neeltje Jans van Thuyl.
She is referred to in their marriage record as “born at and living in Jamaica” and he as “born at and living in New Utrecht.” Her parents served as baptismal sponsors to her eldest child, and her parentage is further confirmed by the presence of her and her husband as baptismal sponsors for Joseph, son of Joseph Hegeman (no. 4) in 1719.
In the 1731 census of New Utrecht, “Jan van Pelt” is listed as having a household (including himself) of 2 males and 2 females above ten years, 1 male and 3 females under ten years, and one male slave. Catharina and her husband sold land at New Utrecht in 1742, and are said by Parsons to have removed to New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., N.J. in that same year.
Of the six children which seemed to be implied for this couple in the 1731 census of New Utrecht, only two are accounted for here. There is a large gap, particulary, between the first and second of the known children we show, and though the register of the New Utrecht Dutch Church where they were baptized seems reasonably complete for the period, that of Flatbush, where others might well have been taken, is quite sporadic.
Known issue (all baptisms in the New Utrecht Dutch Church):
Matthias Lane, Sr., and Guisbert Sutphen, his brother-in-law, both left Monmouth co. to make their future home in Somerset co. in 1744. The two were married on the same day…, and, as both purchased lands in Somerset the next year, both may have journeyed there at the same or nearly the same time. The lands purchased by them were near together…. Matthias’ purchase was on May 14, 1744, and consisted of two tracts; the one bounded by land … “now in possession of Robert Rosbrough,” and the “Allamatunk river” [Lamington], and contained 382 acres. The other, adjoining, was bounded by the same river and “John Adams,” and contained 186 acres…. The tract, probably adjoining, which Guisbert Sutphen purchased, of about 300 acres, is said to have been sold by him to Matthias Lane in 1745, but I have been unable to verify it by recorded deeds.A nineteenth-century account of the founding of the Dutch Church at Bedminister, N.J., states:
Guisbert Sutphen lived on a farm lying half a mile north of the Larger Cross Roads, which is now owned and occupied by his great-grandson, Amos Sutphen. With his wife, Ariontje Van Pelt, he had entered the township in 1743, travelling with their children and household goods in an ox-cart from Monmouth county, where his father, also named Guisbert, had settled early in the century. When it was decided to build Bedminster church, differences of opinion arose as to the location. Both Sutphen and Van der Veer offered liberal inducements to have the building placed at points of their selection. Mr. Sutphen’s choice was for the vicinity of the Larger Cross Roads, but eventually Mr. Van der Veer’s views prevailed, and the new structure was erected on the site of the present edifice below the village of the Lesser Cross Roads, or Bedminster. The first minute of the new congregation was made by Mr. Hardenbergh in the Raritan church books on Christmas, 1758…. It is probable that the church was erected in that or the following year. Two acres of land were donated by Jacobus Van der Veer, who also furnished fifty pounds sterling and one-third of all the oak timber. The same amount of money, together with one-half of the oak necessary for the frame, was the gift of Guisbert Sutphen.This account mentions a great-grandson, Amos Sutphen, without giving the complete line of descent.
6. Judicke2 Hegeman (Hendrick2, Adriaen1),
b. say 1699, living 4 November 1726 (when her youngest child was baptized) but died before 1736 (when her husband was remarried). Although at her birth her parents had not yet named a daughter for each of their mothers, it may be presumed that the pattern was interrupted to honor her mother’s fairly recently-deceased sister Judith (wife of Johannes Wynkoop of Kingston), who died ca. 1695 at the age of only about 30 years. Judicke Hegeman married before 1720, as his first wife, Gerrit Blom, evidently of Jamaica, L.I. (where all his children were baptized), who was born say 1696, and living 18 October 1760, a son of Barent Janse Blom, of Flushing,
by the latter’s wife Femmetje (probably a Snediker).
The only known records which mention her — those of the baptisms of her three children in the Dutch church of Jamaica, Queens County, L.I. — refer to her only by her married name, but the appearance of Hendrick Hegeman and Adriaentje Bloetgoet as sponsors leaves little doubt that they were her parents, especially as the child for whom the latter stood as sponsor was named Adriaentje. This conclusion is bolstered by the fact that Judicke’s husband served in 1723 at Jamaica as a baptismal sponsor for a child of Joseph Hegeman, son of Hendrick Hegeman and Adriaentje Bloetgoet. Furthermore, a Joseph Hegeman, probably the son of the latter couple, served as a sponsor for a child of Judicke’s husband Gerrit Blom by his second wife.
Gerrit Blom is left £10 in his father’s will of 1726, which mentions five sons, John, Abraham, George, Jacob, and Gerritt, while the 1760 will of this Abraham mentions “my three brothers, Garritt, George, and Isaac,” proving that Gerrit was then still alive. He married (2) before 1736, Marritje (“Malle”) ____, and had four more children, all baptized in the Jamaica Dutch Church: (a) Christiaen, baptized 16 May 1736 with sponsors Jan Snedeker and Catryna Snedeker; (b) Jan, baptized 22 July 1738 with sponsors Abraham Blom and Geertruy Blom; (c) Juedeke, baptized 21 February 1741 with sponsors Joseph Hegeman [probably his first wife’s brother] and Femmetie Blom; and (d) Maria, baptized 14 April 1746 with no sponsors named. The names of the sponsors, and the fact that the first daughter of this marriage received the name Judicke, indicate the identity of this Gerrit with the husband of Judicke Hegeman. This inference is confirmed by the appearance of “Gert Blom and Malle Blom” as baptismal sponsors for a child of his daughter Adriaentje Blom and her husband Jacobus Burtis in 1749, and of “Gerret Blom and Malle Blom” in the same capacity for a child of his son Barent Blom in 1751.
Known issue, all baptized in the Jamaica Dutch Church:
resided on and owned a farm near Jamaica, and March 27th, 1792, sold about 70 acres of the easterly side of his farm for £950, to Peter Stoothoff, of Flatlands (see lib. F, p. 116, of con., Queen’s county clerk’s office).
June 1st, 1745, he bought the seat of Joseph Hegeman, in the Reformed Dutch Church, of Jamaica, and May 20th, 1753, Femmetje, his wife, bought the woman’s seat in the same church, of her father, Garret Blom. April 13th, 1776, Derrik Bergen, and 11 of his neighbors, asked relief of the provincial congress for having been lately plundered of their cattle and effects, by order of Capt. Ephraim Bailey, for not appearing in arms at military drill, to answer to their names, when it was well known they had been deprived of their arms by Col. Hand (see Onderdonk’s Queen’s County, p. 50).
September 1st, 1777, after the battle of Long Island, and the occupation of the island by the British, 188 of the inhabitants of Jamaica, at the request of Gov. Tryon, contributed £219 towards raising Col. Fanning’s corps. Towards this sum Derrik Bergen contributed 8s.… (see Onderdonk’s Queen’s County).
From Derrick’s being charged by the sexton of the Episcopal Church for a grave for his wife, in June, 1779, and his estate being charged for his grave June 13th, 1799, it may be inferred he belonged to that denomination.
We may mention that the records of the Jamaica Episcopal church of this period are no longer extant, having apparently perished before Bergen’s time. The 1876 Bergen genealogy lists three children without birth or baptismal records, and no supporting evidence for their parentage; namely, Richard, Peter, and Garret. In the opinion of the present compiler, the only children who can be securely assigned to this couple are:
Jan or John Bergen owned a farm of 70 acres on the turnpike road from Jamaica to the Great Plains, and within the boundaries of Hempsted, on which he resided, distant about four miles from the village of Jamaica; also a farm of ninety acres on the turnpike from Jamaica to Hempsted, about four miles from the latter place. These farms were advertised for sale at auction, on the 17th of Feb., 1829, by his son Nicholas Bergen and Michael Skidmore, his executors. The one on which he resided, including a plot of woodland at Rocky Hill, in the town of Flushing, of 5 acres 1 rood and 38 perches, and a lot of salt meadows, was sold to Daniel Bayles for $2811.30; the other, including a wood lot of 5 acres, to Jane Everit for $1775 (see lib. Y, pp. 23 and 180, of con., Queen’s county clerk’s office.) His widow Miriam bought, May 17th, 1831, of Ann Maria Lambertson, for $1,400, a house and lot about 50 by 210 feet, on the south side of the turnpike, in the village of Jamaica, nearly opposite to the house of Eliphalet Weeks. June 1st, 1835, she sold these premises to Sarah Gunn for $1,800 (see lib. B B, p. 3, and lib. G G, p. 486, of con., Queen’s county clerk’s office).According to the same source (which see for much more detail), he had the following issue:
James Burtis lived at Lake Success on L.I. until he brought his family to Beekman in 1773…. He refused to sign the Association in Beekman and on 21 April 1777 it was reported … that he and two other men informed William Manring that they intended to go off to the enemy…. In 1780 James Burtis was assessed a “Tory” penalty of £15 because he had a son fighting for the enemy. His total estate was valued at £400 at the time and he had to pay the fine within 20 days…. Despite the Loyalist son and his refusal to sign the Association he was awarded Land Bounty Rights for the 5th regiment.Known issue, all baptisms in the Jamaica Dutch Church:
He probably settled on a 164-acre farm just to the east of Potter’s Corners, across from the farm of Michael Vincent. This was in lot 21 and today is in Union Vale Township. In 1790 he was listed as 2-0-1 and was next to Michael Woolweaver and Israel Tripp. In 1799 he was taced on a house and land that was valued at $2012.50 and personal property worth $78. He was also taxed with Cornelius Hagaman on a house that was worth $137.50. In 1800 he was probably living with his son of the same name and was the man over 45 years.
James Burtis wrote his will 10 May 1801 and it was proved 15 April 1802. He named his wife Arientje and sons James, Garrett, Barent, and John, and mentioned that he had two daughters but did not name them. The executors were his wife and sons Garrett and James. Enoch Dorland was a witness.
7. Hendrick4 Hegeman (Frans3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., N.Y., baptized 27 March 1715 at Jamaica, Queen’s Co., L.I., living 1756. He married by 1743 (Driggs says in 1740), Catharina De Duytscher, baptized 7 February 1714, living 1756, daughter of Dirck De Duytscher, of Kingston, by his wife Jannetje Hendrickse Bond.
According to Driggs he was the one of this name who married (2) by New York licence dated 29 May 1758,
We have not seen the pages of Driggs’ Hegeman manuscript relating to this man, and it may be that more decisive evidence regarding him and his family will be found there. “Hendrickus Hegeman and Catrina De Duytsze” appear in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church as baptismal sponsors for Antje, daughter of his brother Isaac Hegeman (no. 8), in 1741, and this is the first record we have discovered of Hendrick Hegeman in the area, as he does appear in the 1740 census of freeholders in Dutchess County. He was appointed a Pender (i.e. pounder?) for Crum Elbow Precinct in the years 1743, 1744, 1745, and 1746, and an overseer of highways in 1757. In Francis Filkin’s account-book (p. 69) he is charged on 15 May 1744 with the purchase of “iron,” so Hendrick was perhaps a smith like his brother Frans.
Although his second wife is referred to only as “Eliza Vanderbergh” in their marriage licence — which falls during an eight-year gap (1756-64) in the register of the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church — the appearance of “Elizabeth Taylor, wife of Henricus Hegeman” in a list of members received in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church on 6 March 1766, the same day as the wife of Francis Hegeman (no. 13), alerts us to the possibility that she was known by more than one name, which is somewhat likelier than that her husband could have had yet another wife named Elizabeth, otherwise unattested, in this interval. The discrepancy between the surnames will be accounted for if we surmise that she was the “Elizabeth Talor, young dame, born in Westchester Co. and residing in Dutchess Co.” who had married in March 1746 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, Peter van der Burgh, young man, born and residing in Dutchess Co.” Peter van der Burgh (wife not named) baptized children in the Rombout (now Fishkill) Presbyterian Church between 1751 and 1754. Although Peter’s tombstone in the Van Der Burgh Cemetery near Poughkeepsie has suffered considerable damage, he is said in a credible secondary source to have died 21 August 1755 (apparently having been killed during the French and Indian Wars), which would be compatible with the our chronology.
The record of our subject’s third marriage in 1772 calls him “Henricus Hegeman, Esq., widower”; we can suggest nothing regarding the identity of Catharina (____) Terbush. He was possibly still alive in 1779, when a Hendrick Hageman was taxed in Rombout Precinct.
Judge William Bailey … [originally] of Poughkeepsie, New York … was one of the Associate Justices of the Clinton Common Pleas in 1789 and was appointed first Judge of the County, in 1806, and elected a member of the Assembly in 1803 and again in 1806. By his first wife, Hannah Hagerman, he had two daughters, Catherine, who married Major John Walworth; and Charlotte, who married Captain Myers, both officers of the famous 13th Infantry and who fought in the Battles of 1812- 1814. By his second wife, Phoebe, daughter of Captain Nathaniel Piatt, he had a large family. He bought a wide extent of land at Chateaugay, then a part of Clinton County, supposed to be rich in ore, water power and other attractions, and in 1800 took up his residence there, a veritable life in the wilderness. In 1811 he removed with his growing family to Plattsburgh, where he bought a fine estate which remained in the family until recent years.William Bailey’s family by Phoebe Platt included Rear-Admiral Theodorus Bailey (1805-1877), of whom a sketch will be found in the Dictionary of American Biography, as well as at least three others. Known issue:
He entered the army of the United States in 1808, as a first lieutenant of infantry. He married 9 July, 1812, Sarah, the only child of Col. Jonas Simonds of the army of the United States…. At the commencement of the war of 1812, John Walworth was a captain in the sixth regiment of United States infantry, and he distinguished himself in the battles of Little York and of Fort George in Canada. In the first he led the advance, which stormed and took the British battery. And the gallant Gen. Pike, coming up immediately afterwards was killed by his side, and himself was wounded at the same time, by the blowing up of the stone powder magazine. His wife died 8 Feb., 1813, at Plattsburgh, leaving no issue of this marriage. He then married 31 Dec, 1814, Catharine Maria Bailey, born 19 Dec, 1791, daughter of Judge William Bailey of Plattsburgh, and his first wife, Hannah Hagerman, and granddaughter of Col. John Barley and Altie Van Wyck of Poughkeepsie. He was promoted to the rank of major, and at the close of the war of 1812, he left the army and engaged in merchandise at Plattsburgh, and was clerk of the county of Clinton. In 1820, he was an elector of president of the United States. In 1829, he was appointed assistant register of the court of chancery of the state of New York, and held that office until his death. He died 6 Aug., 1839, at the city of New York. His last wife survived him, and was living at St. Albans, Vt., in 1863.Issue (per 1864 Hyde genealogy):
8. Capt. Isaac4 Hegeman (Frans3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Rombout Precinct (now Fishkill), Dutchess Co., was born say 1717, and died between 23 August 1793 (the earliest date at which he could have made his will) and 15 June 1796 (when it was proved). He married in September 1740 in Dutchess Co. (the ceremony being performed by his mother’s half-brother, Justice Francis Filkin), Neeltje De Graef, living 11 August 1779, daughter of Abraham De Graef, of Poughkeepsie (who is called “my father-in-law Abraham DeGraft” in Isaac’s will), by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Michiel Parmentier.
Isaac Hegeman appears in all the surviving tax lists for Rombout Precinct between 1742 and 1779. He is debited 1/18/0 in the account-book of Francis Filkin for “one month and five days’ work of my negro George” on 20 May 1742. On 29 September 1746 his “brand iron for horses &c.” was entered in the record-book of the Supervisors and Assessors of Dutchess County. He is said to be mentioned in a deed of 23 October 1747 made by his parents, a statement we have not verified. But in any case his identity is confirmed by other evidence. On 2 February 1745 he and his wife served in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church as baptismal sponsors for his namesake Isaac Harris, son of his sister Catharina, and also for Abraham, son of her sister Neeltje De Graef and the latter’s husband Moses Verveelen (whose surname is mis-written Fiele). Moses Verveelen’s father, Gideon Verveelen (who died between 1755 and 1762), apparently sold land to Isaac Hegeman (or else to a member of the Middagh family who in turn sold it to Isaac Hegeman); for included in the inheritance of the latter’s granddaughter, Neeltje (Duytscher) van der Burgh, was land “in Fishkill town, part, of lot no. 10,” which lot had once belonged in its entirety to Verveelen. On 11 August 1779 “Yzac Hegeman and Neeltje De Graaf” served in the Dutch Church of Albany as baptismal sponsors for Isaac Hegeman Esmay, son of Isaac’s niece Elizabeth (Parmentier) Esmay (no. 10.ix below); this is the last record of Neeltje we have discovered.
Isaac Hegeman signed the Association test on 15 August 1775, and on 17 October of the same year was commissioned Captain of the 4th Company of the 2nd Regiment of Rombout Precinct militia. Although he must have been around 58 at the time, this is consonant with his own description of himself (see below) as “old” at the time, and his known Loyalist sympathies accord with the fact that Sarah (Dubois) Harris, widow of Isaac’s nephew Capt. Peter Harris (no. 3.i.a), made statements in 1786 that Isaac Hegeman, of Rombout (now Fishkill), farmer, was holding “bonds” for the family to prove that her husband, a Loyalist, had been deprived of lands during the Revolution.
On 30 April 1777, a William Cook made a deposition to the Committee for Detecting Conspiracies concerning a meeting “to chuse officers in Capt. Hagaman’s Compa[ny],” held “on Barent Van Kleeck’s farm in the evening … to consult about going down to the enemy.” In attendance, it is said, were
Black Barent Van Kleek, & Barent A. Van Kleek, James Middagh, Peter Vandewater Senr., Barent Dutcher, Menecus Muntfort, Francis Laroy tavernkeeper, & James Maxfield … together with Capt. Hagaman, John Palmetier, & his son Francis, John Laroy, Jacob Tobacco, Simeon L. Laroy, John Low, Peter Laroy Jun., Francis Laroy Jun., Hendrick Ostrum, Jacob Rodes, Peter Weaver, Levy Van Kleek, Simeon Van Kleek, Francis Vandewater, Thomas Yeomans (inlisted in the standing Forces), Jacobus Rhineders, & ____ [space left blank] Carpenter, & a son of William Wilsey.
Cook stated that “such of the above persons as did not actually go themselves, did, notwithstanding, advise & persuade the others to go,” and that “Capt. Hagaman said he was too old, otherways he would go himself, but that he intended to get a permission to convey some of the families to New York, and would then get a protection & return home.” Furthermore, Cook added that “almost all of them desired their love might be presented to Capt. Harris [i.e. Peter Harris?].” The following month, Isaac Hegeman was ordered confined to his farm, under the recognizance of a number of neighbors who vouched for him to avoid charges being brought:
Saturday, May 17th, 1777. A Petition was presented to the Board in favour of Capt. Isaac Hagaman, subscribed by James Livingston, Peter Tappen, Richard Lewis, Jonas Kelsey, Jacobus Frear, Henry Hegeman, James Brooks, Robert Hoffman, Abraham Sleght, William Forman, Mynder Van den Bogert, Hugh Van Kleeck, John Frear, Elias Van Bunschoten, Johannis Swartwout, Jacobus Stoutenburgh, Peter Van Kleek, Peter Low, John Van Kleeck, John Baily Junr., John Ringland, John Childs, Joel Duboiss, Matthew Van Bunschoten, Abraham Hoogland, Elias Van Bunschoten, Samuel Dodge, Geleyn Ackerman, [and] Francis Filkins, setting forth “that they have known Capt. Hagaman from the beginning of the Troubles, do believe that he was always in favour of the cause of America, but that he has been deluded or else that he never would have been guilty of so great a crime against his country, that they do assure this Board, that they do all of them really believe, that if Capt. Hagaman will take the oath to the States of America, that he may safely be trusted to go and remain on his farm, and should they find him doing any thing hereafter against his country, they will endeavour to take him & bring him to be punished therefor.”
Whereas this Board has the highest confidence in the above Petitioners, they being all of them of repute & integrity and approved attachment to the American cause and from their residence in the neighbourhood of said Isaac Hegeman may be presumed to [be] best acquainted with [his] character & conduct and that they would not attempt to impose on this Board in a matter of such importance as the releasement of a person whose going at large might be inconsistent with the safety of State, and whereas this Board conceive it their duty not only to secure offenders that they may be bro’t to punishment but also to pardon all such who convinced of their error are willing to return again to their duty. Resolved therefore that Capt. Hegeman be dismissed upon taking the oath of allegiance to this State and be permitted to return home and remain on his farm until the further order of this Board.
Capt. Hegeman appearing & taking the oath was dismissed.
On 31 May 1777, it was “resolved that Capt. Isaac Hegeman be discharged from his confinement on his farm.”
Isaac Hegeman was apparently predeceased by all his children, as his will mentions only his wife Neltie, and various grandchildren: Isaac Hegeman Dutcher, David, Hendrick, John, and Levi Dutcher; Nelly Van De Burgh; Elizabeth Du Bois; Sarah LeRoy; Mary Romar [wife of John Romer]; Lydia Romar [wife of Aris Romer]; and Amelia Hoffman. The executors were Zephaniah Platt [a Magistrate] and John Bailey, and the witnesses Abraham Rynders, John Morey, and John M. Cooke. “Nelly, wife of Peter Van Deburgh, weaver, of Fishkill,” in a deed dated 28 September 1796, mentions having received land from “Isaac Hagam… [illegible] and Nelly, his wife.”
All of these grandchildren, with the possible exception of Sarah LeRoy, were children of the testator’s daughter Antjen, wife of Barent Duytscher. We had once been tempted to consider as a child of Isaac the Sarah Hegeman who married 13 March 1766 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, Frans P. LeRoy; but as we have not been able to discover a daughter Sarah for her, and as she had four sons who are not included among the grandchildren mentioned in the will, we feel that this is not a persuasive solution to the problem. Subsequent analysis convinces us that she was a daughter of Isaac’s cousin, Hendrick4 (Joseph3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1) Hegeman (no. 12).
Only known child:
9. Frans/Francis4 Hegeman, Jr. (Frans3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Nine Partners Precinct, Dutchess Co., baptized 12 June 1719 at New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., N.J., died (doubtless unmarried and certainly s.p.) between 1 March 1745/6 (when he made his will) and 11 January 1748/9 (when it was proved). The main light thrown on his brief and obscure life comes from the account-book of his mother’s half-brother, Justice Francis Filkin, the Poughkeepsie storekeeper. Between 1742 and 1745 he is credited various amounts for “shoeing my stalion … mending a chain … putting two of my shoes under my horse … mending a scythe … shoeing two horses,” and for “work done to a wagon,” amongst other things. In turn, he was billed for “sundries” including 8 yards of linen and 5 gallons of rum. The local historian Helen Reynolds, commenting on this and other similar passages in this record, notes:
Iron used at Poughkeepsie was obtained both from the iron mines on the Manor of Livingston and from New York…. The smiths did not merely shoe horses. They made and mended a great assortment of farm tools and household utensils of which iron formed a part and they produced small articles like locks.
His will, dated as noted above, in which he calls himself “Francis Hagaman, Jr., blacksmith,” seems to have left his estate to his parents.
10. Adriaentje4 Hegeman (Frans3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1) was born say 1720, and living 1778. She married (1) before 1738, Michiel Parmentier, living 1768, baptized 6 May 1711 in the Kingston Dutch Church, said to have died 1773, brother of Tryntje Parmentier (wife of Adriaentje’s half-uncle, Isaac Filkin), and son of Pieter Parmentier by the latter’s first wife, Sara van Kleeck.
As Arriaantje Palmentier, widow, she married (2) 8 February 1774 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, Cornelius Viele
(called “Fielen” in the record, a widower, perhaps identical with the Cornelis baptized 11 June 1718 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, son of Pieter Vielen and Johanna [Myndertse] van den Bogaard.
Adriaentje’s parentage was correctly surmised by Driggs on the basis of her children’s baptismal sponsorships. As “Machiel Parmentier” and “Ariaentje Heegman” she and her first husband served as baptismal sponsors in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church in 1741 for a child of “Julius” (recte James?) Achmoedy and his wife Maria Deyo, and as “Michael Palmatier and Ariaantje Hegeman” they served in the same capacity in the same place for the twin daughters of their daughter Helena in 1768.
Some account of Michiel Parmentier and Adriaentje Hegeman is given in Prentiss Glazier, Palmatier-Parmentier Family of Dutchess County (1976). Despite a lack of documentation, Glazier’s work appears to provide authentic information, and we have quoted from it where relevant. After the present section of these notes was written, we learned of the extensive Parmentier database by Theresa Gaskell, in light of which it now seems unnecessary to attempt any further revision of our work, apart from the ongoing correction of actual errors.
Little has been discovered of Adriaentje’s life after her second marriage. As Cornelius Veele and Arriaantje Hageman, she and her husband served on 26 May 1777 in the Albany Dutch Church as baptismal sponsors for a child of Simeon Viele and Neeltje Parmentier, the latter being presumably Adriaentje’s daughter, below; and as Cornelis Fiele and Arjaantje Palmatier, they served in the same capacity on 20 April 1778 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church for a child of Myndert Fiele and Hanna Palmatier.
Issue, mainly per the family bible record (which however strangely misses the three eldest children):
11. Jan/John4 Hegeman (Joseph3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Dutchess Co., baptized 1 April 1716 in the Jamaica Dutch Church, living 1770 (when he is mentioned in his mother’s will). He married (1) by 1739, Jannetje Bergen, baptized 10 July 1715 in the Jamaica Dutch Church, living 7 May 1741 (when her second child was baptized) but died before 8 October 1755, sister of the Sara Bergen who married Joseph Hegeman (no. 4.v) and of the Derrick Bergen who married Femmetje Blom (no. 6.i), and daughter of Teunis Bergen, of Jamaica, by his wife Marritje Woertman. He married (2) by 1758, Mary ____ [perhaps Remsen]. A deed cited by Driggs indicates that “John Hegeman, weaver” joined with Hendrick Hegeman (his brother) and Hendrick Lott (his brother-in-law) to purchase land in the Nine Partners Patent in 1739, and it is evident that he actually went there, as his first wife’s father, Teunis Bergen, in his will dated 8 October 1755 and proved 24 February 1756, remembers “the children of my daughter Jannettie, late wife of John Hegeman, of the Nine Partners, in Dutchess County.”
It therefore seems reasonable to suppose that he is the John Hegeman who was taxed in Crum Elbow Precinct between 1740 and 1768, and was chosen an Overseer of Highways in 1746. The next record we have of him is on 22 August 1756, when “Tunis, son of John Hegeman” was baptized in the Presbyterian Church of Rumbout and Poughkeepsie, with no mention of the mother’s name. Finally, we know that John Hegeman had married again by 1770, as his mother’s will refers to “children of John Hegeman by his first wife”; and this accords with the appearance of a John and Mary Hageman, of Crum Elbow, in a 1758 sale of land in Lot 8 to William Beekman, and of a John and Mary Hageman in a 1760 sale of further land in lot 8 to Henry Ostrom. It would be tempting to try to place Maria in the Ostrom family, but the Ostroms who figure in NYGBR 40:191-93, 249-253, and who seemingly include most of the Dutchess County branch of the family, include no Maria Ostrom of a really plausible age. The last record we can be definitely attached to this John Hegeman is the mention of him in his mother’s 1770 will, but he is possibly also the John Hegeman who signed the Oath of Allegiance in Beekman Precinct in 1775.
It is an open question whether his son Tunis was by the first wife or the second. Favoring the former possibility is the presumption that the child was named for the first wife’s father, and the fact that its baptism followed her death by at least ten months would not represent an inordinate delay by the standards of eighteenth-century New York. Favoring the latter possibility, however, is the extensive gap which exists between Tunis’ birth and the birthdates (whether known or estimated) of the older children. Unfortunately, the dates of the death of the first wife and of John Hegeman’s subsequent remarriage cannot be estimated with sufficient precision.
(by first wife)
(possibly by second wife)
12. Hendrick4 Hegeman (Joseph3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., was baptized 10 November 1717 in the Jamaica Dutch Church, and died v.m. and intestate shortly before 24 September 1747. He married by 1740, Geertruy Barentse, living 1775, probably the Geertie baptized 31 July 1715 in the Jamaica Dutch Church, daughter of Hendrick and Marritje (____) Barentse; she married secondly, Denys Oostrom.
In 1739 “Hendrick Hegeman, saddler, of Jamaica,” joined with “John Hegeman, weaver” (his brother) and “Hendrick Lott, weaver, of Newtown” (husband of his sister Adriaentje) to purchase 3626 acres of lot 8 in the Nine Partners Patent, Dutchess Co. (Drigg’s Hegeman manuscript). The decision to settle on this land seems to have been precipitated a few years later by his father’s death, within a year of which most or all of the family were living at Poughkeepsie.
As “Hendrickus Hegeman” he served as a baptismal sponsor for Joseph, son of his sister Adriaentje Hegeman (no. 4.ii), in 1742. He is called “deceased” in his mother’s will (1770), which also mentions his son Joseph. As “Hendrick Hegeman of Dutchess Co.” he died intestate, and on 24 September 1747 administration of his estate was granted to his wife “Charity” (this name being used as an English equivalent of Geertruy because of the similarity in sound). She was probably a daughter of Hendrick Barentsen of Jamaica, because the latter also had a daughter Susannah (bapt. 13 June 1725 at Jamaica), and a “Susanna Baarent” appears as a baptismal sponsor for Geertuy’s son Hendrick in 1742.
His widow, as “Geertruy Barentsche, widow of ____ Hegeman [illegible], born [on] Lange Eyland and living in Negen Partners,” married 20 July 1754 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, “Deny Oostrum, born and living in Poughkeepsie.” As “Denie Ostrom and Gertrey Barents,” they served as baptismal sponsors for a child of her son Johannes Hegeman in 1773; and as “Denne Ostrum and Gertie Barons” they served in the same capacity for Denys, son of her daughter Sarah (Hegeman) LaRoy, in 1775.
Denys Ostrom does not appear to be very well documented. His birthdate may be calculated from his age at death as ca. 14 July 1730, and thus he was probably the child of this name baptized 14 August 1730 in the New York City Lutheran Church, son of Jan Oosterom, Jr., afterward of Poughkeepsie, by the latter’s wife Claudyne or Blandina Relje. He became a communicant of the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church on 10 January 1765, some ten years after his marriage, and a later annotation reads that he “removed to Pleasant Valley” in Dutchess Co. He and his wife may also have taken at least some of her children there, as her grandson Denys Hegeman (see no. 9.iii.b below) seems to have been of that place. They are buried in the yard of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Valley, the stone of “Denee Ostrom” stating that he died 20 July 1812, aged 82 years, 6 days, and that of his wife “Charity Ostrom” that she died 16 November 1795, aged 79 (?) years, 5 months, 28 days,” thus tentatively implying a birthdate of ca. 22 May 1716 which is slightly after the baptismal date suggested above. It would therefore appear that Charity was considerably older than her second husband, and no indication of any issue of this marriage has been found, although the extensive losses to the early records of the 1st Presbyterian Church leave the matter in doubt. The “Dannie Ostrum,” wife not named, who baptized a daughter Hannah there on 27 May 1798, was perhaps a close relative, while the numerous other Ostroms buried at Pleasant Valley do not appear to be their direct descendants, and there are no surviving stones for anyone of the name Hegeman.
It is noteworthy the number of subsequent connections we discover between the Hegeman and Ostrom families. Two daughters of Geertruy’s son Joseph (no. 13) are said to have married Ostroms, and, although it may be merely coincidental, a Simon Ostrom and his wife Catharina Hegeman baptized a daughter Maria on 9 June 1782 in the Dutch Church of Rhinebeck, the sponsors being “Roelif Ostrum and wife Maria Hegeman.” Perhaps this Roelof was the Rulif B. Ostom who died 27 June 1829 “in his 73d year,” and is buried in the Dutch Reformed churchyard, Rhinebeck.
The 1914 account of Hendrick Hegeman in Reynolds, cited above under our treatment of his father (no. 4), furnishes interesting if not entirely precise information which must have come from some family source. It states that “Hendrick Hegeman … died in 1750,” which is a little too late, and that “he is known to have been a farmer and to have owned considerable land.” His wife’s name is there given as “Gentje Borendji,” which (allowing “Gentje” to be probably a misprint for “Gertje”) would qualify as a rough phonetic rendering of her name. It derives a line of descent from him through his son Joseph.
Probably most (if not all) Dutchess County Hegemans bearing the uncommon name of Denys belong to this branch of the family, and were namesakes of Geertuy (Barentse) Hegeman’s second husband, Denys Ostrom.
13. Francis (“Frank”)5 Hegeman (Hendrick4, Frans3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., carpenter, was baptized 13 February 1742/3 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church,
living 1780. He married before March 1766, Abigail Thorn, born ca. 1745, died 22 November 1815, aged 70 years, a member of the family of Samuel Thorn, of Cortlandt Manor. She was possibly related in some way to her husband’s stepmother, Catharine (Van Wyck) (Ter Boss) Hegeman, whose mother was a Thorne.
His wife, as “Abigail Thorn, wife of Frans Hegeman Jr.,” is listed as a member of the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church in March 1766. “Frenck Hegeman” and “Ebbe Thorn” served as sponsors at the baptism of Stephen, son of Peter and Ann (Thorn) Monfort, on 16 June 1771 in the Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie. They also served, as “Francis Hagemen and his wife,” at that of Joseph, son of Ezekiel and Phoebe (Thorn) Palen, on 19 April 1778 in the Dutch Church of New Hackensack. The two Thorn women were doubtless Abigail’s sisters. These baptismal records, together with those of Francis’ own children, place him at Poughkeepsie in 1771-71, and at New Hackensack in 1778-80. He was probably the “Francis Hageman” who appears in all the surviving tax lists of Rombout Precinct between 1774 and 1779, and who signed the Association Test on 15 August 1775. According to Dickinson, citing part of Driggs’ Hegeman manuscript which we have not seen, “Francis Hegeman was a carpenter in Poughkeepsie who served in the American forces during the Revolution.” This statement is supported by the fact that a “Francis Hagaman” was a private in Brinckerhoff’s regiment of Brower’s company of the New York State Troops.
Known issue (order partly inferential):
14. Antjen5 Hegeman (Isaac4, Frans3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1) was baptized 27 May 1741 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, and living 1782, but probably died by 1793, when she is not mentioned in her father’s will. She married 23 October 1756 at Lower Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., Barent De Duytscher, said to have been born 16 May 1733 at Fishkill, living 1782, son of David De Duytscher, of Rombout Precinct, by the latter’s wife Elizabeth Davenport, and a first cousin of the Catharina Duytser who had married her uncle, Hendrick Hegeman (no. 5).
There is an eleven-year gap between this couple’s marriage and the birth of the first of the children baptized at Poughkeepsie, an anomaly not commented upon by Griffin, the historian of the Duytscher family. In fact, a careful reading of her father’s will of 1793 shows that all but possibly one of the numerous grandchildren named therein were her children. Her sons Isaac, David, Hendrick, John, and Levi “Dutcher” are named; also (in order) her daughters Nelly Van De Burgh, Elizabeth Du Bois, Mary Romar (wife of John Romer), Lydia Romar (wife of Aris Romer), and Amelia Hoffman. This document provides the hitherto unknown marriages of the daughter Amelia, and supplies the names of daughters Neeltje, Elizabeth, and Maria, whose existence had not been previously suspected. It also names a “granddaughter Sarah LeRoy,” who could be fit into the sequence of daughters between Elizabeth and Maria, but we have not been able to discover any marriage between a Sarah Duytscher and a LeRoy.
On 25 July 1766, “Barent Duycher, yeoman, of Poughkeepsie, and Ann, his wife” mortgaged a parcel of about 65 acres of land in Rumbout Precinct for £122. In 1768 Barent Duytscher was complained of by one Thomas Vorce, who had been pronounced of unsound mind, and over whom Duytscher had apparently been appointed guardian, who claimed that he had been “carried … off by force from the house of John Crandell,” his niece’s husband, to Deutscher’s house, “and then to the house of Isaac Hageman, father-in-law of Duitcher.” Vorce escaped and petitioned “that the inquisition that pronounced him a lunatic may be quashed.” But Barent Duytscher countered that John Crandell “had induced Thomas Vorse to transfer property.” On 15 September 1774 “Barent Dutcher of Poughkeepsie Precinct and Antie, his wife” mortgaged a parcel of 1000 acres for £590; this mortgage was cancelled 28 August 1775.
We have nothing new to offer regarding the younger children of Antjen (Hegeman) Duytscher. The assignment of marriages to the Duytschers is difficult because of the repeated use of the same forenames in different branches of this large family.
Known issue (all baptisms in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church; no sponsors named in any of the records):
15. Joseph5 Hegeman (Hendrick4, Joseph3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1), of Poughkeepsie and probably also of Schenectady, was born 27 [sic] March 1740 (per his tombstone), baptized 21 March 1740 in the Jamaica Dutch Church, died 18 December 1817 “in his 77th year,” and buried in the Old Cemetery at Hagaman, Montgomery County, New York. He is mentioned as “son of Henry Hegeman, deceased,” in the 1770 will of his paternal grandmother, of which he was named an executor. He married (1) by 1761, and probably a few years earlier, Elizabeth Van Wagenen, baptized 1 February 1743 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, daughter of Nicholas van Wagenen, of Poughkeepsie, by his wife Hester De Graef. Such a marriage is proven by the 1769 will of Nicholas van Wagenen, of Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess Co., yeoman, which mentions wife Hester and leaves 1/9 of his estate to “my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Hegeman.” The man who married Elizabeth van Wagenen is said to have been a Captain of Associated Exempts of New York Militia. Although we have no information as to the date of Elizabeth’s death, and Reynolds says nothing of a second marriage for Joseph Hegeman, he was pretty surely — as claimed in an early 20th-century genealogy treating the Van Wagenens — also the man of this name who married by 1782, his step-father’s niece, Blandina (“Dientje”) Pels, born 20 October 1744 (per her tombstone), baptized February 1745 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, died 27 October 1812, “ae. 68 years, 7 days,” and buried with her husband, daughter of Hendrick Pels, of Poughkeepsie, by his wife Jannetje “Osterhout” (i.e. Oosterom); her mother’s true identity is revealed by her parents’ marriage record, and confirmed by the appearance as baptismal sponsors of the maternal grandparents, John Oosterom and Blandina Relje. The inference that the Joseph Hegeman who married Blandina Pels was the son of Hendrick Hegeman and Geertruy Barentse is supported by the fact that a son of this marriage was named Denys, the name of this Joseph’s stepfather Denys Ostrom. Elsewhere in the Hegeman family, the use of the name Denys was confined almost exclusively to the descendants of Denys2 Hegeman, and has not been found at all in other lines of the Dutchess County Hegemans.
Joseph Hegeman, his mother, his first wife Elizabeth van Wagenen, and two of her brothers, John and Nicholas, were all part of a late eighteenth-century move from Poughkeepsie to Pleasant Valley, about six miles to the north-east. A little later, some of this group moved to Montgomery County, the local history of which states: “we may mention the name of Joseph Hagaman, whose settlement at the place now called Hagaman’s Mills, was made in 1777. He was the pioneer of the north part of the town, and his farm included 400 acres. The village, which is now of much importance, was named in honor of its founder.” In a later passage it adds: “This pretty village, situated in the northeast part of the town [of Amsterdam], on the Chuctenunda, was named in honor of its founder, Joseph Hagaman, who settled here in 1777, and soon afterward erected a saw-mill and also a grist-mill.” Reynolds’s Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York (1914), previously cited above under our account of his grandfather (no. 4), likewise describes Joseph Hegeman (1740-1817) as the founder of Hagaman’s Mills.
Although Reynolds mentions only one child, Esther, there were at least six:
Mrs. Dentin Gilbert, daughter of the late Rulif Ostrom, was born in the Nine Partners region of N.Y. state, near the Hudson River. She married Henry Hagerman, by whom she had three children, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. Hagerman died c. the end of the Revolutionary War. His widow came to Canada with her two children, and met her father and family. On October 9, 1792, Mrs. Hagerman married Abel Gilbert, who survives her. They were amongst the first settlers in Sidney twp., where Mrs. Gilbert died, 23rd inst., age, 79 years, 9 months, 22 days. She had 12 children, 82 grandchildren, and 91 great grandchildren.The death notice of her second husband reads:
Abel Gilbert was born in Goshen, Orange County, N.Y., November 27, 1771, and came to Canada in 1789, settling in the Bay of Quinte area. In 1792, he married widow Hagerman, daughter of Philip (should say Ruliph) Ostrom. He died Sidney, September 17, 1849, predeceased by his wife, November 22, 1847.Known issue of Hendrick Hegeman and Blandina Ostrom:
David W. [Candee], born December 5, 1783, in Oxford, Connecticut, died in Amsterdam, New York, April 13, 1865; he settled in Galway with his father, later in Amsterdam, New York. He was a clerk, school teacher and merchant; was captain in the war of 1812, and at the battle of Plattsburg; he was postmaster, justice of the peace and member of the New York legislature; he was at the time of his death the oldest member of the Presbyterian church of Amsterdam, and led the church choir for many years. He married (first) Elizabeth Ostrom, granddaughter of a revolutionary captain; six children; (second) [her sister] Charity Ostrom; four children.He is also mentioned in a joint sketch of two of his daughters by his second wife:
They [the Candee family] are the direct descendants of Nehemiah Canda, who came from Connecticut in 1790 and settled in Galway, and whose son, David H., was one of the first merchants locating in Hagaman's Mills. His whole life was an interesting history. With but a common school education, at sixteen he was teaching school, then became a clerk, and then a partner. He married a granddaughter of a captain in the revolution under Washington, and joined the army, first as lieutenant, and then captain in the Light Infantry, 1807-1813. His regiment was in the battle at Plattsburgh in the war of 1812. He died April 14, 1865, the oldest member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a prominent politician, holding the offices of postmaster and justice, and in 1820 was elected to the state assembly.They are mentioned in the 1904 letter by their granddaughter, Annie W. (Candee) Scofield. Their issue included:
(by first wife)
(by second wife)
John W. Candee, Amsterdam, Hagaman’s Mills p.o., was born in Hagaman’s Mills October 16, 1847, and is a son of Leander and Maria (Palmateer) Candee. Leander N. Candee was a son of David W. and Elizabeth (Ostrom) Candee. John W., our subject, lived at home during childhood, attending the public school at Hagaman’s Mills until he was eighteen years of age, and then took a course of instruction of his uncle, Peter Smeallie, of the Andes Collegiate Institute. After leaving that institution he attended Ames’s Commercial school at Syracuse for about six months. He then followed the carpenter’s trade for six years, and on August 16, 1871, he married Nellie M. Nason, daughter of William Nason of Glens Falls. In 1883 he engaged with William M. Pawling of the Anchor Hosiery Mill, as bookkeeper and clerk, which position he still holds. Mr. Candee lives on the old homestead where he was born. Mr. and Mrs. Candee are the parents of two children: Mabel N., born July 30, 1877, and Anna M., born February 26, 1881.
Elizabeth and Andalusia Canda [sic], Hagaman’s Mills, daughters of David W. and Charity (Ostrom) Canda, were born, the former January 6, 1830, and the latter on May 9, 1833, in Amsterdam. The sisters have always been found together. Their education was derived in the public school near their present place of residence.
[His son] Daniel Ostrom crossed the untraveled Plains in 1849, landing in Placerville in the fall of the same year, when he was fourteen years of age. His good mother had died while undertaking the journey, and he therefore arrived at his destination with his father and two sisters. The former pushed on to Sacramento, and there ran a hotel; and at that time, the spring of 1850, his two daughters were the only white girls in Sacramento.Issue by first wife:
Daniel Ostrom was born in Ohio. In 1849 he made preparations to cross the plains and, coming overland in an ox-team train, arrived in Sacramento, California, in 1850. He engaged in farming and freighting, his ranch being located at Kempton Crossing of the Bear River. Disposing of it in 1873, he purchased a ranch [then known as Reed Station] six miles south of Marysville, now called Ostrom Station, where he engaged in grain and stock-raising until his death in 1906. Polly Kirkpatrick was born in Springfield, Illinois. She crossed the plains with her parents, coming over the Oregon trail in 1852. Later the family came to Sutter County, California. She died in 1904. Her father, Thomas Kirkpatrick, died in Modoc County at the age of ninety-two years.They had issue.
Daniel Ostrom crossed the untraveled Plains in 1849, landing in Placerville in the fall of the same year, when he was fourteen years of age…. Mr. Ostrom later moved to Sutter County and took up land in the Bear District, which he farmed as best he could; but in 1873 he removed to Yuba County, just north of Wheatland, and became the owner of some 2000 acres of grain-land, as a result of which Ostrom Station on the Southern Pacific line was named for him. He owned other land near Wheatland, and was one of the large landowners and grain farmers of his day. He was a public-spirited man, prominent in public service, and he represented Yuba and Sutter Counties in the Legislature several terms, including two terms as State Senator. He was a candidate for the nomination for governor of California at one time, being defeated by only one vote in the convention.
(issue by Blandina Pels)
Francis Hagaman, Amsterdam, was born in the town of Amsterdam about one-half mile from his present residence, June 28, 1819, and is a son of Francis and Fanny (Cark) Hagaman…. Mr. Hagaman was educated in the public schools and made his home with his parents until he was twenty-four years of age; when he married Mary Conner, daughter of Gilbert and Sally (Hagaman) Connor, January 25, 1843, after which they moved to West Charlton, where Francis worked at blacksmithing for three years, when he returned to Amsterdam and bought the farm of thirty-three acres where he now lives. He has built here a comfortable and pleasant home, and a blacksmith and wagon-making shop, where he has continued in business since 1846. They were the parents of two children: Sarah Alice, born January 28, 1847, and Fanny Ellen, born September 22, 1848. The latter married, September 25, 1867, Samuel B. Titcomb, now residing in Perth. Mrs. Hagaman died February 8, 1883.
16. Sara5 Hegeman (Hendrick4, Joseph3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1), a daughter of Hendrick Hegeman and Geertruy Barentse, was born say 1746, on the Nine Partners Patent (according to her marriage record), and died 4 April 1814 at or near Poughkeepsie. She married 13 March 1766 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, (Lt.) Frans P. LeRoy, born at Poughkeepsie, baptized 2 February 1745 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, living 1794, said to have died 26 February 1839 at Johnstown, New York, son of Pieter LeRoy and Deborah Freer. We have already given reason for rejecting the possibility that Sara could have been a daughter of Isaac Hegeman (no. 6, q.v.), and noted that onomastic evidence overwhelmingly supports the present identification instead. “Sara Hageman wife of Frans P. Laroy” joined the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church on 24 June 1767. She and her husband served as baptismal sponsors for Sarah (1768), daughter of Joseph Hegeman (no. 15) and his wife Elizabeth van Wagenen. Glazier’s 1974 LeRoy genealogy gives the following account of him:
They resided at Charlotte Precinct in 1771; in 1772 he was elected constable at Poughkeepsie; in 1778-9 he was taxed at Pawling Precinct.
Becoming active in the Loyalist cause at the outbreak of the Revolution, he was imprisoned for a time, and his property confiscated. He became a Lieutenant in the Loyalist militia, although his family continued to live in Poughkeepsie. In 1783 he took his household (4 children over 10, and 1 under) to Digby, Nova Scotia, receiving a grant of 294 acres.
In a few years, with anti-Tory bitterness subsiding, they returned [by 1795] to Poughkeepsie, where she died, 4 April 1816, in her 80th year; he is said to have died at the home of a son at Johnstown, N.Y.
Surely this age at death is grossly exaggerated, as it would make her 8 or 9 years older than her husband. However, the statement about them being in Nova Scotia is correct. The name of “F.P.R. LeRoy” with a family consisting (including himself) of 1 man, 1 woman, 4 children “above 10,” 1 child “under 10,” and no servants, appears in a Loyalist provisioning list made at Sissiboo, N.S., in June 1784.
He also appears in another list, taken at Weymouth, in which he is called “Lieut. Francis P. Le Roy.”
Our record of their children is doubtless quite incomplete, as there are large gaps in the chronology, especially for the Nova Scotia period. Issue, much of this information being taken from Glazier’s LeRoy genealogy and from the excellent websites of Chuck LeRoy and Theresa Gaskell (which traces about 840 descendants of this couple):
A list of the main Church Records used in these notes
Unless otherwise stated, all church records mentioned here are of the Dutch Reformed denomination. The following were serialized in NYGBR in the volumes indicated: Jamaica baptisms (vols. 105-110), New Utrecht baptisms (vols. 112-113), New York City (vols. 5-32), the Presbyterian congregations of Rombout [now Fishkill] & Poughkeepsie (vols. 68-69). Other editions used are:
Albany: as serialized in the Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1922/23, 1924/25, and 1926/27; these have recently (May 2000) been converted to electronic form by Dave Pane-Joyce in his excellent Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683–1809, at http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/albany/refchurch.html.
Brooklyn: from Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, 1897.
Churchville, Northampton Tp., Bucks County, Pa.: “Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks County, Pa., Baptisms 1737-1780; Marriages 1738-1772,” The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 20 (1955): 150-79.
Fishkill and Hopewell: First Reformed Church, Fishkill … [and] First Reformed Church, Hopewell, copied … by Mrs. Jean D. Worden (1981).
Flatbush: Baptisms, marriages and other records from the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings Co., N.Y., transcribed and translated by Frank L. Van Cleef, copied by Josephine C. Frost, MS, 5 vols., at NYG&BS [FHL 0017663, items 1-5]; Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, vol. 1 (1677-1720), translated and edited by David William Voorhees. New York: The Holland Society of New York, 1998.
Jamaica: For baptisms 1702 to 1732, Baptismal Record of the First Reformed Dutch Church at Jamaica, Long Island, New York, copied … by Josephine C. Frost, 4 vols. (1912), typescript, NYG&BS, vol. I.
Kingston: Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston…, transcribed and edited by Roswell Randall Hoes. New York, 1891.
New Hackensack: The Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York, ed. Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower (Collections of the Dutchess County Historical Society, V, 1932).
New York City: Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York, ed. Thomas Grier Evans (Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, II, 1901).
Poughkeepsie: “Records of the First Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie,” 1892 transcript at Adriance Memorial Library [FHL 940,278, item 4]. We must reluctantly mention that a published version, First and Second Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, 1716-1912, copied … by Mrs. Jean D. Worden (1992), was based on an illegible microfilm of the originals [FHL 533,472, items 1-5] and despite brave efforts on the part of the transcriber contains many errors.
|1.||See J.Th.M. Melssen, “De Familie Hegeman,” Jaarboek van het Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie en het Iconografisch Bureau, v. 28 (1974): 28-45; “The Ancestry of Adriaen Hageman [sic] of New Netherland,”De Halve Maen, vol. LVIII, no. 4 (Feb. 1985): 1-3, 21.|
|2.||He is referred to, for example, as “the Worshipful Adriaen Hegeman, Schout of the Villages of Ame[r]sfort [now Flatlands], Breukelen [Brooklyn], Midewout [now Flatbush] and [Nieuw] Uytrecht on Long Island” in a record of 1664 printed in “The Records of Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Republic,” translated and edited by Berthold Fernow, in Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam, 1655-1663 [vol. 2] (New York, 1907), 13-72, at p. 69.|
|3.||Catharina Margetts was baptized 4 February 1625 in the New Church, Amsterdam, daughter of Joseph Margetts, a diamond-cutter from London, England, by his first wife, Anna Weerdenburch; see John Blythe Dobson, “The Amsterdam years of Joseph Margetts, father-in-law of Adriaen Hegeman of New Netherland,” NYGBR 130 (1999): 174-80.|
|4.||Richard W. Cook, “The Tribulations of Denys Hegeman,” Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, 25 (1950): 49-54.|
|5.||For his account of Joseph Hegeman see p. 254; for his account of this Peter with a revised and probably correct account of his parentage, see p. 257.|
|6.||Despite the many deficiencies of Driggs, his is considered, for better or worse, the standard account of the family, and citing it will remain obligatory until something better comes to take its place. The only meaningful way we can see of citing Driggs’s unpaginated typecript, the leaves of which appear to have been repeatedly rearranged since its composition, is according to the original scheme of the entry numbers. These are however not always legible, as Driggs later wrote over the numbers as many as five times as he changed his mind concerning identifications. Furthermore, the numbering of the entries was inconsistent from the very beginning, for the numbers assigned to children under their fathers were often copied incorrectly when their accounts were carried forward. In such cases of conflict we have preferred the numbering under the fathers, as it is the only way to avoid ambiguity, although in some cases the disparity is so great that we have had to give both numbers, separated by as slash with the “correct” one coming first; e.g. “371/384.”|
|7.||“Census of Kings County, about 1698,” in E.B. O’Callaghan, Documentary History of the State of New-York, 4 vols. (Albany, 1851), 3:133-8, at p. 137; reprinted in Lists of inhabitants of Colonial New York… (Baltimore, 1979), 175-80.|
|8.||Subsequent to the original appearance of this page in 1999, a similar account of Frans Hegeman appeared in Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, vol. 6 (2001), 343-44 ff.|
|9.||Driggs, no. 3.|
|10.||Amsterdam DTB, 8:210 [FHL microfilm no. 113,133], which record was previously published without citation in Melssen’s article, cited above, and in De Halve Maen 58:21. I am grateful to Pat Hatcher for pointing out an error in the transcription of this record in earlier versions of these noted.|
|11.||New York Genealogical and Biographica Record, 07 (1976): 107.|
|12.||See James Riker, Revised History of Harlem… New York, 1904), p. 698, note. Annie Bloodgood Parker, “Captain Frans Bloodgood of Flushing, Long Island, and some of his descendants,” Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 6 (1917): 229-41, at p. 231, misinterpreting Bergen, erroneously refers to her husband as “Henry Hegerman [sic], who later removed to New Jersey.” We have not had access to the standard work on this family, George M. Bloodgood, Mrs. William C. Cahill & Mrs. William V. Callahan, Ancestors and Descendants of Capt. Frans Jans Bloetgoet, 2 vols. (Baltimore, 1982, 1966).|
|13.||There is a duplicate of this entry in the register of the Flatbush Dutch Church, under date of 31 October 1680.|
|14.||Recorded in the register of the Flatbush Dutch Church.|
|15.||Frank L. Van Cleef, transl., “Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church at Flatbush,” Marriage Fees, etc., p. 28, typescript, Josephine C. Frost Collection, NYG&BS Library [FHL microfilm no. 17,663, item 5], hereafter “Flatbush Fees,” p. 25.|
|16.||Bergen, Kings County, p. 137.|
|17.||Thomas Morris Strong, The History of the Town of Flatbush, L.I., N.Y., 2nd ed. (1908), pp. 41-4, at p. 43.|
|18.||“The Roll of those who have taken the oath of allegiance in the Kings County … September … 1687,” in Documentary History of the State of New-York, 1:659-61, at p. 659; reprinted in Lists of inhabitants of colonial New York, 37-39.|
|19.||Flatbush Fees, 44.|
|20.||“Rate List of Midwout, 1683,” in Documentary History of the State of New-York, 2:504-6, at p. 505; reprinted in Lists of inhabitants of Colonial New York, 124-6.|
|21.||David McQueen, “Kings County, N.Y., Wills,” pt. 1, NYGBR 47 (1916): 161-70, at p. 169.|
|22.||David McQueen, “Kings County, New York, Deeds,” pt. 3, NYGBR 48 (1917): 355-61, at p. 359.|
|23.||Jamaica baptisms do not state the mother’s maiden surname, but Elisabeth’s identity may be inferred from the baptismal sponsorships of some of her other children.|
|24.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, Long Island, New York, 1656-1751, ed. Josephine C. Frost, 3 vols. (Brooklyn, 1914), 3: 285-6, 234-8.|
|25.||“List of the Freeholders of Dutchess County,” in Lists of inhabitants of Colonial New York, 253-6, at p. 254.|
|26.||See Bruce A. Bennett, “Pierre1 Parmentier of New Amsterdam and Some of His Decendants,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (hereafter NYGBR) 138 (2007): 85-96, 199-208, at p. 202.|
|27.||Dutchess County deeds, Book 5, pp. 64-66.|
|28.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, 1:390-92. The contents of this deed are also recited in a later one found at 2:90.|
|29.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, 2:372.|
|30.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, 2:374-5, at p. 375.|
|31.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, 2:58-9.|
|32.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, 3:52-3.|
|33.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, 3:285-87, 234-38.|
|34.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, 2:53, 156, 254.|
|35.||Records of the Town of Jamaica, 2:90.|
|36.||Flatbush Town Records as copied in volume 100 in the office of the Commissioner of Records, Kings County, New York, as made by Fank L. Van Cleef … being … a literal translation of all instruments contained in … Liber A, Flatbush Town Records … 1670-1780, compiled and arranged by DeWitt Van Buren [FHL microfilm no. 017,663], p. 21.|
|37.||“Census of Kings County, about 1698,” in Documentary History of the State of New-York, 3:133-8, at pp. 137-8; reprinted in Lists of inhabitants of Colonial New York… (Baltimore, 1979), 175-80.|
|38.||Driggs, no. 20.|
|40.||Driggs, no. 21.|
|41.||Driggs, no. 19. Where he is first mentioned under his father (Driggs’s no. 3), Driggs’ manuscript notations seem to link this child with two other Adriaens, one of whom he had originally numbered 27 and assigned to Jacobus2 Hegeman, and the other of whom he had originally numbered 37 and assigned to Dennis2 Hegeman (later crossed out and changed by hand to Hendrick2 Hegeman, but which note in turn appears also to have been crossed out in his own hand). The two accounts contain many contradictions. We have been greatly assisted in the revision of our account of this man by Charles M. Cook, who suplied many valuable documents.|
|42.||As stated by Dorothy A. Koenig in New Netherland Connections, 2:18. The claim of Bergen, Kings County, 326, that Maria was a daughter of Jan Janse van der Vliet, of Flatbush, and later of Six Mile Run, is chronologically impossible.|
|43.||WNYHS 4:404-5. Bergen (Kings County, 135) misquotes the date of probate.|
|44.||The testator names in his will: “three sons, Benjamin, Peter, and John,” and “[three] daughters, Mary and Anne Hagerman, and … Barche Dorlin.” His naming of children Benjamin and Barche (=Barentje) strongly suggests he was a son of Benjamin Hegeman and Barentje Jans. Furthermore, his son Benjamin, who in his 1772 will [WNYHS 8:114] mentions “my well-beloved brother-in-law, Carman Dorlon” (presumably husband of the testator’s sister “Barche Dorlin”), also mentions “my well-beloved cousin, Benjamin Hegerman,” and this is most easily explained as a reference to Benjamin4 (Jan3, Benjamin2, Adriaen1), who is known to have reached adulthood (see NYGBR 90:234; Stoutenburgh’s Oyster Bay, p. 246). No Carman Dorlon of the right time period appears in John Dorland Cremer, Records of the Dorland family in America (1898).|
|45.||Bergen tacitly assumed that all the children baptized at Jamaica to parents named Adriaen and Maria Hegeman belonged to the same couple, when there were actually three (!) different couples with these names baptizing children during overlapping periods. He might have had misgivings had he noticed that two of these baptisms occurred less than eleven months apart, a fact obscured by his reduction of the dates to mere years. It turns out that Margariet Hegeman, baptized on 5 October 1719, does not belong here, but rather to a first cousin, Adriaen3 Hegeman (son of Joseph Hegeman and Femmetje Rems van der Beeck), and his wife Maria Cornel, an affiliation which might have been suggested by the appearance of her brother Guilliam Cornel and the latter’s wife Cornelia as the sponsors, and which is verified by a contemporary bible record situating this daughter in that family (cited by Mrs. John Spell, “The Cornel Family of French Descent,” NYGBR 96 :66-76, at p. 75; reprinted in Genealogies of Long Island Families, 1:314-24).|
|46.||“Franklin Township Historical Notes by the late Judge Ralph Voorhees, in 1874-’76,” pt. __, Somerset County Historical Quarterly 5 (1916): 115-19, at p. 117.|
|47.||We have relied on “Franklin Township Historical Notes by the late Judge Ralph Voorhees…,” cited above, for details of the will, which we have not personally seen.|
|48.||We take many additional details from “Franklin Township Historical Notes by the late Judge Ralph Voorhees…,” cited above.|
|49.||He was baptized at the same time and with the same sponsors as his cousin Hendrick Hegeman, no. 4.i.|
|50.||William W.H. Davis, History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 3 vols. (New York & Chicago, 1905), 3:94-5; Francis M. Marvin, Van Horn – Van Horne – Van Hoorn: The Van Horn Family History (privately published, 1929), pp. 326, 330; Mrs. John Spell, in NYGBR 84 (1953):203.|
|51.||We are very grateful to Kay Staub, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for pointing out this fact, which has caused us to revise our account considerably from earlier versions of these notes.|
|52.||These first four only are listed by Davis.|
|53.||“Records of the Dutch Reformed Church, Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,” printed in Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 5(1) (March, 1912): 24-37, at p. 25. In this edition, the mother’s surname is misprinted “van Hooven.”|
|54.||“Some Bucks County Graveyards,” formerly available online at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1746/cemeteries.html, still available in the Internet Archive, at http://web.archive.org/web/20011128123247/ http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1746/cemeteries.html.|
|55.||The birthdate of 16 January 1718 given for him in Davis, History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 3:95, is therefore erroneous.|
|56.||William W.H. Davis, History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 3 vols. (New York & Chicago, 1905), 3:94-5; Francis M. Marvin, Van Horn – Van Horne – Van Hoorn: The Van Horn Family History (privately published, 1929), pp. 326, 330; Mrs. John Spell, in NYGBR 84 (1953):203.|
|57.||Bill Turner, Turner-Cogswell Family Genealogy, available online at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~wmturner/.|
|58.||Bill Turner, Turner-Cogswell Family Genealogy, available online at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~wmturner/.|
|59.||For her see Francis M. Marvin, Van Horn – Van Horne – Van Hoorn: The Van Horn Family History (privately published, 1929), pp. 334, 342. This Isabel is there supplied with a sister Martha who is said to have married 25 January 1789, Jan Hagerman, which creates the impression that two sisters may have married two brothers, but we suspect this Martha is actually a replication of the Martha van Horn on p. 327 who is said to have married 25 January 1767, Jan Hagerman, particularly as the date of the latter marriage is given wrongly and should be 26 January 1769, according to the records of the Churchville Dutch Church.|
|60.||Birthdates from the 1929 Van Horn genealogy, p. 342; additional details from Bill Turner, Turner-Cogswell Family Genealogy, cited above.|
|61.||Information from Naomi McCabe, and Bill Turner, Turner-Cogswell Family Genealogy, cited above, where further details are given.|
|62.||Riker, Revised History of Harlem, 699, 703, where the wife of Frans Waldron is said to have been “Catherine Brunneal.” This identification was suggested to us by Jeff Carr, of Palmyra, Virginia, who says that the wife of Frans Waldron was actually Catharine, daughter of Jeronimus van Nest.|
|63.||Somerset County Historical Quarterly 5 (1916):59.|
|64.||Edward Payson Whallon, compiler of Some family records: Partial histories of the Whallon, Hagaman…, Bloodgood, Jans … families (Cincinatti, 1934?), which we have not seen, claims descent from this man in the lineage he submitted to Virkus’ Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, vols. 1 & 3.|
|65.||Somerset County historical Quarterly, 8 (1919): 128, 129, 131, 217, 219, 221, 224.|
|66.||“Hageman-Van Nostrand-Davis-Voorhees” (query), Somerset County Historical Quarterly 4 (1915): 105.|
|67.||Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 8 (1919): 131, 213, 216, 218, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 228, 230.|
|68.||Riker, Revised History of Harlem, 699, 703, where the wife of Frans Waldron is said to have been “Catherine Brunneal.” This identification was suggested to us by Jeff Carr, of Palmyra, Virginia, who says that the wife of Frans Waldron was actually Catharine, daughter of Jeronimus van Nest.|
|69.||Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 5 (1916): 57, 59.|
|70.||“Francis Waldron (about 1775 - May 5, 1806 in Hunterdon County). Was this the Frans Waldron who was christened 27 Nov 1775 at Readington, son of Samuel Waldron and Catherina Hegeman? Records show a guardian record as follows: Waldron, Maria, Letty/Letitia and Catharine (-21), c/o Francis Waldron, Dec’d. Guardian: Isaac Low, present husband of Jane Low, late widow of Francis Waldron of Amwell Twsp. [sic], sd. dec’d; sureties, Peter Bonham and Christopher Sutphen - 8 February 1810. Account of 1820-1825 signed by Letty Waldron and Maria Servis (late Waldron) and James S. Servis, and include money received from the administrator John Sutphin, dec’d (File 1625).”
“In the records of the Neshanic Reformed Church, Francis Waldron and Jane Sutphen baptized: 1) Maria on January 17, 1802 (born November 28, 1801); 2) Alche [Leticia] Van Doren on February 11, 1804 (born December 14, 1803); 3) Caty on September 25, 1806 (born March 27, 1806). Caty (Catharine) Waldron Durham and Alche Van Doren (Leticia) Waldron Durham are buried in San Mateo County, CA. They had settled in Hamilton and Erie Counties in Ohio before moving to California.” — Harry M. Cleveland, Notes on the Hoagland Family: A Study of Several Branches With Allied Families, available online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hoagland/vanarsdale.html.
|71.||Driggs, no. 16.|
|72.||Date from Filken family bible record, transcribed in NYGBR 35 (1904): 15-16. The record reads, “Annatie Ruard geboren Jan[uar]ai, 1, 1686/7 F. hegeman’s vrow,” i.e. Annatie Ruard, born 1 January 1686/7, wife of F. Hegeman.|
|73.||Her identity, which has been frequently misstated, was probably first revealed by Alfred Leroy Becker in “Filkin Note,” NYGBR 34 (1903): 216. For further details, and additional ancestry, see Carolyn Nash, “Magdalena Hendricks, wife of Cornelis Vonk/Vonck, and her mother, Catharina Cronenberg, wife of Jan Teunissen Dam,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 143 (2012): 265-75. Her father is said to have been “from Lifverpoel in Engelandt” in the record of his marriage, which occurred in the Flatbush Dutch Church on 22 March 1686; and though a check of the 1994 IGI for Lancashire found no-one of his name, it did show a few persons with surnames such as Rowert and Raworth in Liverpool and Manchester in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Antjen Rouard was, through her mother, a niece of Hendrick Vonck, who had married Frans’ first cousin, Catharina, daughter of Denys2 Hegeman.|
|74.||See for example Documents relative to the colonial history of the State of New York, 4:28, 938, 1006; Julius Goebel, Jr., & T. Raymond Naughton, Law Enforcement in Colonial New York … (Patterson, N.J., 1970), pp. 122-3, n. 277. Joseph Hegeman was one of the overseers of Henry Filkin’s will (WNYHS 2:130).|
|75.||Walter Kenneth Griffin, “The Dutcher Family,” pt. 3, NYGBR 41 (1910): 44-54, at p. 47. This multi-part article was subsequently consolidated into a pamphlet (undated and with no place or publisher stated), but this passage, at least, was not revised.|
|76.||The earliest exception we have encountered is a Frans Hegeman who with his wife Elisabeth baptized six children at Neshanic, N.J., between 1776 and 1788.|
|77.||If the reader will pardon a personal example, the present writer’s great-grandfather had a brother Frank Kennedy, son of Margaret Comfort, daughter of Francis Comfort, second son of Catharine Harris, daughter of Francis Harris, son of Catharina Hegeman, daughter of Frans Hegeman, second son of Adriaentje Bloetgoet, daughter of Frans Bloetgoet.|
|78.||Henry D. Bailey, Local tales and historical sketches (Fishkill Landing, 1874), 285; Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, “Filkintown,” Year Book [of the] Dutchess County Historical Society, 25 (1940): 65-9; “The Record Book of the Nine Partners,” Year Book [of the] Dutchess County Historical Society, 16 (1931): 27-33; Stephen H. Merritt, “The Brick Meeting House in the Nine Partners,” Year Book [of the] Dutchess County Historical Society, 7 (1922): 16-20. The consensus of modern scholarly opinion seems to be that Filkintown is a lost town which lay between Millbrook and Mabbetsville, in present-day Washington Tp.; see for example Joshua Lindley Barton, “The descendants of Solomon Barton of Dutchess County, New York, and Monkton, Vermont,” pt. 1, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 59 (1928): 39-47, at p. 239. Philip H. Smith, in his General History of Duchess [sic] County from 1609 to 1876, inclusive (Pawling, N.Y.: 1877), 309, 313, 423, had suggested that Filkintown was a forerunner of Mabbetsville, and in the last of these places stated, “It is said that Filkin, one of the original proprietors, caused the place to be named after him by the present of a barrel of rum.”|
|79.||48. Year Book [of the] Dutchess County Historical Society, 8:29-31; 24:53-4; 25:65-9.|
|80.||Year Book [of the] Dutchess County Historical Society, 25:46-7.|
|81.||Year Book [of the] Dutchess County Historical Society, 20:33.|
|82.||Indeed the only later instance of the surname found at Poughkeepsie is the 1799 marriage of a William Ruord to Ruth Crandle.|
|83.||Francis Filkin, Account book of a country store keeper in the 18th century at Poughkeepsie… (Poughkeepsie, 1911), pp. 64-6, 67. For the references to Frans Hegeman see pp. 16, 76; the “T. Hegeman” on p. 29 is probably a misprint for “F. Hegeman.”|
|84.||Francis Filkin’s account-book, p. 67. We are grateful to Andrea Matthews for suggesting the reading “marked tree.”|
|85.||Elias W. Van Voorhis, Notes on the ancestry of Major Wm. Roe Van Voorhis ([New York], 1881), 53, 79; on p. 33 is quoted his own record of their marriage given in a family bible record: “Ick Kort Van Voorhees ben Getrout met Catryna Fylking Den 16 June, in het yaer 1727” (I, Kort Van Vorhees, was married to Catryna Fylking the 16th of June, in the year 1727.”).|
|86.||Year Book [of the] Dutchess County Historical Society, 25:46-7.|
|87.||Old Miscellaneous Records of Dutchess County (Poughkeepsie, 1909), pp. 61-2, 96-7, 135-6.|
|88.||Old Miscellaneous Records of Dutchess County, p. 119, 144, 154.|
|89.||Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, Dutchess County, New York, 1738-1761…, ed. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Collections of the Dutchess County Historical Society, VII, 1940), 21, 22.|
|90.||“List of the Freeholders of Dutchess County,” in Documentary History of the State of New-York, 4:205-8, at p. 206; reprinted in Lists of inhabitants of Colonial New York, pp. 253-6.|
|91.||Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, 22.|
|92.||It is mentioned, for example, in Philip H. Smith, General History of Duchess [sic] County, 309, 313, and (without specific mention of Hegeman) in Marie J. Kohnova, “The Moravians and their missionaries: a problem in americanization,” The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 19 (1932): 348-61, at pp. 354-55.|
|93.||[George Heinrich Loskiel (1740-1814)], History of the Moravian mission among the Indians in North America … by a member of the Brethren’s church (London, 1838), 79-80, perhaps better known under its earlier title History of the mission of the United Brethren among the Indians in North America.|
|94.||Reba Kemery, “Early Deed Abstracts of Dutchess County,” without source-citation, from a web site which appears to be no longer extant.|
|95.||Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, 50-51, at p. 51.|
|96.||Old Miscellaneous Records of Dutchess County, pp. 166, 167, 168, 169, 172.|
|97.||WNYHS 4:239-40, corrected in 14:177.|
|98.||Roderick Bissell Jones, “The Harris Family of Block Island and Dutchess County, N.Y.,” NYGBR 84 (1953): 134-48, 216-32, at pp. 143-6, which tentatively but correctly identifies Joseph’s wife, and notes the mention of him in Francis Filkin’s account-book, among other sources. But notice the error in its account of Joseph’s parentage, already referred to, and corrected in the articles by Gale Ion Harris previously cited.|
|99.||Francis Filkin’s account-book, p. 92; this passage was previously noticed by Jones in NYGBR 81:144.|
|100.||Since this account was cast pretty much in its present form, there has appeared a chapter on the Harris family in Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York, vol. 6 (2001).|
|102.||This connection, which is consistent with contemporary records, is given in “an ancient parchment, the ‘Van Kleeck chart’ … now in the possession of the Dutchess County Historical Society,” transcribed in Prentiss Glazier’s Van Kleeck family of Dutchess County, New York (Typescript, 1974, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society), and referred to in p. 3 of his text. Gideon DuBois was baptized 11 January 1719 in the Kingston Dutch Church, son of Matthys DuBois and Sara Matthys [van Keulen] (KgB no. 2628), and older brother of Jeremiah DuBois, baptized 18 May 1721 in the same church (KgB no. 2879), who married Rachel Viele, and they both served as a baptismal sponsor for the third child of Sarah (DuBois) Harris. It is not clear precisely when Gideon DuBois married Sara van Kleeck, but they served together as baptismal sponsors on 8 May 1740 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, although no relationship is stated between them in the record. Gideon Dubois, who was baptized 11 January 1719 in the Kingston Dutch Church, was a son of Matthys Dubois and Sara Matthys van Keulen. He had a brother Jeremiah DuBois who Bois served as baptismal sponsors for the third child of Peter Harris and Sarah DuBois.|
|103.||Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, 2nd Report (1904), 635-6; Peter Wilson Coldham, American Loyalist Claims, volume I, abstracted from the Public Record Office, Audit Office Series 13, Bundles 1-35 & 37 (Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1980). 218-19.|
|104.||Public Archives of Nova Scotia, M.G. 4, vol. 141, as cited in Allan Everett Marble, Deaths, burials, and probate of Nova Scotians, 1749-1799, from primary sources, 2 vols. (Halifax, Nova Scotia: Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, 1990), 1:110, which is not clear as to whether the burial was at Christ Church (Anglican) or in the Presbyterian Cemetery.|
|105.||Public Archives of Nova Scotia, R.G. 1, vol. 446, fos. 72, 73.|
|106.||Information from Cecelia Botting in a letter of 13 February 1991; we have not seen the original will.|
|107.||Catharina’s parentage, which does not appear to have been previously stated in print, is proven by the appearance of “Isaac Lent and his wife Sarah Luister” as baptismal sponsors to her son Peter, baptized 27 October 1765 in the Hopewell Dutch Church, and by the fact that Isaac Lent, shortly before his death, co-signed a £600 bond for Francis Harris; see Eighteenth Century Records of the portion of Dutchess County, New York, that was included in Rombout Precinct (Collections of the Dutchess County Historical society, VI, 1938), mortgage no. 100, pp. 143-4. Isaac Lent figures in Riker’s Newtown, p. 317, and in A. Van Doren Honeyman, Joannes Nevius … and his descendants … (Plainfield, N.J., 1900), p. 592. There in an undocumented but rather good treatment of his family in William A. Campbell & Ruth Campbell Summers, The Ancestors and Descendants of Matthias Lent … and Susan Minier … (1975), pp. 6 ff., which greatly improves upon that given in the 1903 Lent genealogy, p. 75; neither of these works mentions his daughter Catharina.|
|108.||See out HARRIS notes for a discussion of this question.|
|109.||NYGBR 84:145. Regarding Francis Harris, in addition to the indications Jones cites — unless these are merely other editions of the same documents — there are the “Muster Roll of disbanded officers, discharged and disbanded soldiers, and Loyalists taken at Digby, the 29th day of May, 1784,” pt. 1, NYGBR 34 (1903): 118-23, at p. 122, reprinted in the second volume of Calnek’s Annapolis, and the land records abstracted in Marion Gilroy, Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia (Halifax, 1937), 14, 33.|
|110.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 133, 389-92, at p. 389; Abraham Hatfield, The Hatfields of Westchester: a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Hatfield, of New Amsterdam and Mamaroneck, whose sons settled in White Plains, Westchester County, New York (New York, 1935), 69; Elaine Deion, The Hatfield Grant, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nsdigby/lists/hatfield.htm.|
|111.||Isaiah W. Wilson, A Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia (Halifax,1900), pp. 90, 386.|
|112.||Wilson’s Digby, p. 360.|
|114.||R. Janet Powell,. Annals of the Forty: Loyalist and Pioneer Families of West Lincoln, 1783-1833, 1st ed., 10 vols. (Grimsby, Ontario, 1952-59), 4:25-7, 8:90; Cecelia C. Botting & Roland B. Botting, Comfort Families of America… (Brookings, S.D., 1971), 328-82, 621; “Families in Process of Research,” Genealogical Newsletter of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, no. 15 (April 1976), p. 1.|
|115.||This letter is cited in a Harris-Comfort appendix in Roland and Cecelia Botting, A History of the Kennedy Family (Hutchinson, Kansas, 1957), 17-22, in which the two families are somewhat confused; this appendix was withdrawn from subsequent editions and the Bottings never published a revised version of their material on the Harrises.|
|116.||The record refers to the groom as “Ephraim Harris Jr.,” an error which has caused much confusion but is fortunately corrected by Calnek (see below in the text) and other evidence. As pointed out to me by Ross W. McCurdy, the error is further compounded in a modern transcript of the church register, P.A.N.S. MG-4, vol. 23, item 3, reel 15032, in which the name of the groom is given as “Ephraim Haines Jr.,” a mistake which shows up in the IGI. Some writers have attempted to accomodate this reading and insisted that Rachel McDormand had two husbands, Francis Harris and Ephraim Haines, but this is chronologically impossible.|
|117.||Calnek’s Annapolis, 1:547; Wilson’s Digby.|
|118.||Following Driggs’ Hegeman manuscript; we have not seen the original record.|
|119.||The account of this man in Driggs is split between entries no. 15 (a generally good treatment but with erroneous parentage) and no. 24 (where he is confused with the husband of Adriaentje van Wyck).|
|120.||This is one of the baptisms printed in Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, 1897, pp. 189-94, at p. 191, as coming from “two sheets evidently not belonging to the Brooklyn Church records.” As about 17 of these entries are duplicated in the Flatbush register, it is likely that the sheets really came therefrom, especially as many of the parents were known residents of Flatbush.|
|121.||See Bergen, Kings County, 326, for an account of the van der Vliet family. Bergen treats Sara’s two marriages on pp. 138, 379, apparently without recognizing that they pertained to the same person. For a discussion of the European background of this family, which corrects other errors in Bergen, see Harry Macy, Jr., “Origins of Some New Netherland Families,” pt. 2, NYGBR 123 (1992): 93-96, at pp. 95-96.|
|122.||Elias W. Van Voorhis, Notes on the ancestry of Major Wm. Roe Van Voorhis ([New York], 1881), 25-40, where however the author fails to make the obvious inference that Sara had been the widow of a Hegeman when she married Johannes Coerten van Voorhees, and comes (at p. 40) to the bizarre conclusion that all the Hegeman children named in her will were “adopted.” At pp. 30-31 are printed the family bible record begun by Johannes Coerten van Voorhees himself, in which he writes: “Johannes Van Voorhees is wederow [sic], getrout met syn twede vro[u]w, genaant Sara, den 2 May, anno 1744. Dese Sara out synde 49 yaer en 6 maanten. Dese Sara Vliet is geboren in het yaer anno 1694, den 7 dag van November.” (Johannes Van Voorhees, widower, was married to his second wife, named Sara, the 2nd of May, anno 1744. This Sara was aged 49 years and 6 months. This Sara Vliet was born in the year anno [sic] 1694, the 7th day of November.)|
|123.||Van Voorhis, Notes on the ancestry of Major Wm. Roe Van Voorhis, 40, prints this will in extenso, but compare the abstract given in Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct and the original Town of Fishkill…: estates, no. 240, p. 237, for an important correction: in the phrase “children of William Allen, which he hath by his first wife,” Voorhis omits the word “Allen.”|
|124.||Bergen, p. 138; Patricia U. Bonomi, A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York (New York & London, 1971), p. 302.|
|125.||See Dorothy A. Koenig’s valuable note on “Adriaentje Van Wyck” in New Netherland Connections, vol. 2, no. 1 (Jan.-March 1997): 17-18. Koenig further proves that Adriaentje was still alive in 1756, and that she and her husband, some time after 1734, took their family to New Jersey. Their departure from Long Island somewhat eases the confusion among various Hegeman lines after that time.|
|126.||A photocopy of this letter, of which the original is in the possession of a descendant, Roger Ostrom, was kindly provided by Candee Scofield Hoff.|
|128.||Teunis G. Bergen, The Bergen Family, 2nd ed. (Albany, 1876), p. 154.|
|129.||Henry A. Stoutenburgh, A Documentary history of the Dutch Congregation of Oyster Bay, Queens County… (1902), pp. 254-5.|
|130.||An informant tells us that an additional child, Geertje Hegeman, who became the wife of William Williamson, is claimed in The Wyckoff Family in America, 2 vols. (Baltimore, 1980), p. 13, which we have not seen.|
|131.||NYGBR 69:286; we are grateful to Carol (Roach) Murray for pointing out that in early drafts of these notes, we neglected to include the marriage place, which is mentioned in the record.|
|132.||A.V. Phillips, The Lott family in America (Trenton, N.J., 1942), p. 10, which indentifies the Hendrick Lott baptized in 1718 with the one who married Hester Buckout, and notes this as a second marriage, without however supplying the name of the first wife.|
|133.||Drigg’ Hegeman manuscript.|
|134.||WNYHS 6:211; Fernow Wills, no. 1038. We are grateful to Carol (Roach) Murray for bringing this item to our attention.|
|135.||Driggs, no. 66 (originally misnumbered 96 in his own account), with erroneous identification of his grandfather.|
|136.||Barbara A. Barth, “The family of Dirck Janszen Woertman of Brooklyn Ferry,” pt. 2, NYGBR 133 (2002): 137-46, at p. 138, on which we have drawn heavily in our account of this family.|
|137.||Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York, collected and edited by J. Wilson Poucher & Helen Wilkinson Reynolds (Collections of the Dutchess County Historical Society, vol. II, 1924), p. 215.|
|138.||The Adriance Library transcript says “probably 6 July”; Henry Z. Jones, Jr., The Palatine Families of New York…, 2 vols. (Universal City, Calif., 1985), 1:241-3, at p. 243 (q.v. for his parentage), says 12 October (which is the next date in the register). The surname is misread as “Wagenen” in Mrs. Worden’s transcript of the church’s register. We give here what was probably the most prevalent American spelling of the Flagler surname. It was often written Vlegler in Dutch records.|
|139.||See George E. McCracken, “Roger Barton of Westchester County, N.Y., and some of his earlier descendants,” pt. 2, New England Historical and Genealogical Register 106 (1952): 290-304, at pp. 303-4.|
|140.||NYGBR 69:80-83 passim (for the baptismal records); NYGBR 87 (1956): 159-60 (for the bible record of a son, Barton). Of these children, Sara (born 1751) was the wife of John van Wagenen (son of Nicolaes van Wagenen and Hester De Graef) and mother of Zachariah [or Zacharias?] van Wagenen, who married Mary Hegeman (see our no. 11.iii.a for her possible identification). Descendants of Zacharias Flagler by his second marriage include Henry Harkness Flagler (see the National Cyclopedia of American Biography, 42:147) and Henry Morrison Flagler (see DAB).|
|141.||10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834, ed. Fred Q. Bowman (Baltimore, 1987), entry no. 3077.|
|142.||Francis Filkin’s account-book, p. 101.|
|143.||WNYHS 8:141-2, corr. 17:325; Fernow Wills, no. 27.|
|144.||The will of “Caleb Haight, Sr., of Charlotte Precinct, in Duchess County” mentions wife Elizabeth and leaves “to my son Benjamin the east half of the farm whereon I now live” (WNYHS 9:264). Caleb Haight is treated briefly and rather sketchily in David W. Hoyt, Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families, with some account of the earlier Hyatt families (Providence, 1871), p. 332, with no mention of his children.|
|145.||Brad Hess, Haight, Prochnow and other families, available online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi? db=renegadepricer. It should be noted, however, that this account specifically makes Aureyanche/Harriet a daughter of William Allen by his wife Mary.|
|146.||We have to correct the statement in an earlier version of these notes that he was baptized 25 December 1688 at Flatbush. His parents really did have such a son baptized on that date, but as they baptized another son Jan exactly 8 years (to the day) later at Brooklyn, it is evident that the first child died, and that the latter baptism is the pertinent one. This family is treated, albeit quite sketchily, in Effie M. Smith, A genealogy of the Van Pelt family (Chicago, 1913), 62-63. See also Bergen, Kings County, 356, where however his marriage date is incorrectly given; Gerald J. Parsons, “Family Record of Aert Theunissen Lanen van Pelt,” NYGBR 87 (1956): 135-6, reprinted in Long Island Source Records, 562-3. Aert Theunissen Lanen van Pelt is stated to have been also of Millstone, N.J., in an undocumented account in the Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 6:46.|
|147.||“A list off [sic] all the inhabitants off [sic New Utrecht, both off whites and blacks, males and females,” in Lists of inhabitants of colonial New York, 242-43, at p. 242. This list has often been dated to 1738, but see NYGBR 123 (1992): 85-6.|
|148.||Bergen, Kings County, 356.|
|149.||The 1913 Van Pelt genealogy gives this marriage and correctly notes the cousinship of the partners, but does not trace their issue. See also Bergen, Kings County, p. 292. This family is treated in Van Tassel Sutphen, The Sutphen family (New York, 1927), which we have not seen. We have relied for some of our data on Kristin Robinson, Peachey Pages, available online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=peachey2.|
|150.||“Some ‘Old Stone House’ papers of the eighteenth century, from original manuscripts” [ed. A. Van Doren Honeyman], pt. 1, Somerset County Historical Quarterly 6 (1917): 35-38, at pp. 35, 38.|
|151.||A. Van Doren Honeyman, “The Lane families of Somerset County and vicinity,” Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 2 (1913): 194-208, at p. 198, citing Snell, History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, p. 705.|
|152.||Andrew D. Mellick, Jr., The story of an old farm; or, Life in New Jersey in the eighteenth century (Somerville, N.J., 1889), pp. 263-4.|
|153.||A Van Doren Honeyman, “The Eoff family of Pluckemin,” Somerset County Historical Quarterly 7 (1918): 284-93, at p. 292; however this article seems to imply that his wife’s name was Mary Eoff, whereas it appears to have been Mary Allen, according to William Nelson, [New Jersey] Marriage Records, 1665-1800(1900): 364, which gives the date of the licence as 10 September 1778.|
|154.||Mellick, op. cit., p. 577.|
|155.||See the memoir of a grandson, Henry R. Sutphen, a marine engineer and shipbuilder, in National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 46:378-79; this man is also treated briefly in Who Was Who in America, vol. 3.|
|156.||See the memoir of a grandson, Arthur Potter Sutphen, in Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 1 (1912): 75-6.|
|157.||The record, which is in given in MDC:196, supplies nothing more than their names and the date, save to state that the marriage was by licence; but no such document appears to be on file, or at least it is not listed in New York marriages previous to 1784: a reprint of the original edition of 1860 with additions and corrections … (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984).|
|158.||Effie M. Smith, A genealogy of the Van Pelt family (Chicago, 1913), 226-27. Aside from the geographical improbability of this claim, and the fact that it would make Catharina more than three years older than her husband, it is somewhat unnerving that the date of “birth” of Nicholas Quackenbos’ wife is given as 9 May 1731 [the true date for our Catharina] on p. 62 (where she is listed with her parents), but as 30 April 1738 on p. 226 (where she appears with her husband as the head of a family), a serious and inexplicable discrepancy which raises immediate doubts as to whether the same woman is referred to in both cases. Furthermore, the date of death of Nicholas Quackenbos’ wife is given as 9 February 1813, which is suspiciously close (especially when it is offered without comment) to his own date of death of 19 February 1813 as given in the 1909 Quackenbush genealogy, and confirms the impression of carelessness which characterizes Smith’s work. We are further alarmed by the fact that this couple had seven children baptized in the New York Dutch Church (BDC II: 235, 248, 275, 304, 312, 321, 346), yet none of the sponsors had any discernable connection with the present branch of the Van Pelt family.|
|159.||An account of the wife of Nicholas Quackenbos which is somewhat more satisfactory that Smith’s is given in Adriana (Quackenbush) Suydam, The Quackenbush family in Holland and America (Paterson, New Jersey, 1909), 92, where she is called “Catherina, daughter of Johannes Van Pelt”; but no source is cited for her father’s name, no commitment is made as to her date of birth, and though it is stated that she “died in 1775” (the year of birth of her last child), no age at death is given. The true identity of Nicholas Quackenbos’s wife is revealed as follows: On 14 March 1731, Jan Van Pelt and his wife Hillegond Boekenhoven baptized a child in the New York Dutch Church, the sponsors being “Johannes Poel and his mother Tietje Van Pelt” (BDC II:11). On 16 February 1735 they baptized a daughter Catharina (BDC II:40). On 20 November 1737 they baptized another child, and the sponsors were “Johannes Poel and his wife Sara Wilkesse.” (BDC II:61). So when, on 21 January 1761, we again find “Johannes Poel and his wife Sara Wilkesse” serving as baptismal sponsors, this time for Jan, son of “Nicholaas Kwakkenbosch and Catharina Van Pelt” (BDC II:248) so clearly the mother in this case was Catharina Van Pelt, baptized 16 February 1735, daughter of Jan Van Pelt and Hillegond Boekenhoven. Further research has established that Johannes Poel was himself baptized 22 January 1692 (BCD:212), the only known child of Johannes Van Poel and his wife Tietje/Titje Andries, who had been married 11 March 1692 (MDC:72). His mother (who is occasionally called Fitje, at least in the published versions of the records) subsequently married Hendrick van Pelt, and became the mother of Jan Van Pelt, baptized 15 August 1705 (BDC:310), who married Hillegond Boekenhoven. In other words, Johannes Poel (the younger) was uterine half-brother of Jan Van Pelt, to whose child and grandchild he successively stood as a baptismal sponsor. This is all proven by the 1716 will (WNYHS 2:248) of Tietje’s mother, Weiske/Niesje Wytes or Huytes, who married (1) Tietje’s father, Andries Andrieszen (MDC:20) and (2) Jan Vigné (MDC:50). This branch of the Van Pelt family is treated very sketchily in the 1913 Van Pelt genealogy, pp. 32-33, where it is falsely stated that Jan Van Pelt’s 1705 baptism occured on Staaten Island; the many deficiencies in this account are difficult to excuse considering that the requisite materials had been readily accessible in print for over a decade prior to the book’s publication.|
|160.||As previously noted, much of the evidence for her identity was brought to our attention by Lynn Dielman, of San Diego, California, a descendant of her daughter Adriaentje. Her complete list of known descendants of Garrit Blom and Judicke Hegeman may be viewed at her website, Forage in the Past, at http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=lynnd.
Subsequently, we discovered that an identification of “Judith (Hageman) Bloom” had been previously published, but without any discussion of the evidence, in Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County…, III (1995), 2.
|161.||There is a good account of this family in James Riker, Harlem … its early annals (New York, 1881), pp. 142-3 n., and a very bad one in Teunis G. Bergen, Kings County (New York, 1881), pp. 37-9. The 1726 will of Barent Blom (WNYHS 3:172), of Flushing, mentions his wife “Famettie Blom.” While Riker and Bergen give only her first name, she has been called a daughter of Gerrit Janse Snedeker (or Snediker) and Elsje Teunise Nyssen, of whom the latter’s family is treated in John Reynolds Totten, “Jan Cornelis Buys … Teunis Nyssen … Roelof Willemszen,” NYGBR 66 (1935): 225-37, where she is mentioned on p. 235. This identification is lent credence by the facts that Barent named a son Gerrit, and that two of his other children, Abraham (1703) and Isaac (1709), had Snedeker sponsors at their baptisms.
Barent Blom had a close contemporary in the Barent Blom of Bedford, in Brooklyn, who made a will in 1756 without mentioning a wife, she being presumably deceased (WNHYS 5:118-19). Bergen, in his inimitable manner, gets the two testators completely confused (Kings County, p. 38). Riker and Bergen are probably correct in his stating that this other Barent was a son of Claes Barentse Blom and Elisabeth Paulus [Denkersen], for his will mentions a daughter Elizabeth and (unnoticed by Bergen) a son Nicholas (= Claes). Riker noted the coincidence that this man’s wife was also a Femmetje. We suspect they were the “Barent Blom and Femmetje Fardon his wife” who served as baptismal sponsors for a member of the Fardon Family in the New York Dutch Church on 30 August 1727 (BDC 477), and the woman is further mentioned as “my daughter Femmittie, wife of Barent Bloom” in the 1740 will of “Jacob Fardon, of Scrallinburgh, in Bergen County, New Jersey, yeoman, being very ancient” (WNYHS 3:423-4). If the phraseology of the will is given credence the woman’s husband must then have still been alive, eliminating the testator of 1726 from consideration. This, and the fact that the testator of 1756 had a son named Jacob, support the proposed identification. Jacob Fardon (or Ferdon or Verdon) and his wife Femmetje Willems (NYM: 44), perhaps a Westervelt, are discussed by Bergen in King’s County, 112-13, and figure briefly in NYGBR 94 (1963): 39.
|162.||She should be distinguished from the “Femmetje Bloem, j.d.” who married 3 June 1748 “Jacob Snedecker, j.m.,” the marriage record (in the register of the Flatbush Dutch Church) stating that they were “both from New Lands [recte Lots?], and married there.” This would be a very late first marriage for the present woman, and would more plausibly relate to the daughter Femmetje named in the 1756 will of Barent Blom of Bedford.|
|165.||See Teunis G. Bergen, The Bergen Family, 1st (New York, 1866), pp. 63 ff.; greatly expanded in the 2nd ed. (Albany, 1876), pp. 142-143 (which contains an incorrect suggestion as to the parentage of Marritje, wife of Theunis Bergen), 153-4 ff.; Barbara A. Barth, “The family of Dirck Janszen Woertman of Brooklyn Ferry,” pt. 1, NYGBR 132 (2001): 137-46, at pp. 141-42; pt. 2, NYGBR 133 (2002): 137-46, at p. 138, where the identity of Marritje Woertman, wife of Theunis Bergen, is established. He must be distinguished from a Dirck Bergen, of Brooklyn, who made a will in 1759 mentioning wife Deborah (WNHYS 5:385), and who would appear on onomastic grounds to have been the Dirk Bergen baptized 5 March 1718 in the New York Dutch Church, son of Hans Bergen and Rachel Bensen, and mentioned as the minor son “Derick Bergen” in the 1731 will of Hans Bergen, of Brooklyn (WNYHS 3:62-3). He is accepted as such in The Bergen Family, 2nd ed. (1876), pp. 228-30.|
|167.||Bergen, The Bergen Family, 2nd ed. (1876), pp. 153-5.|
|168.||See Frank J. Doherty, “The Burtis Family,” in Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County…, III (1995), 1-14, at pp. 2-5.|
|169.||LDS Ancestral File, not checked against original record|
|171.||Bergen, The Bergen Family, 2nd (1876), pp. 286-7, citing Lib. 34, p. 421, con., King’s county register’s office.|
|172.||See Walter Kenneth Griffin, “The Dutcher Family …,” pt. 3, NYGBR 41 (1910): 44-54, at p. 47.|
|174.||NYM 164, where his bride is called “Catharine Bush.”|
|175.||John Griffin Wood, “The Ter Bos Family,” MS in the New York Public Library, written prior to 1939; this reference was kindly brought to our attention by Tom Terbush. This connection is also noted in Thorn Dickinson, “Early history of the Thorne family of Long Island,” pt. 6, NYGBR 93 (1962): 85-97, at p. 95 (repr. in Genealogies of Long Island Families, 2:193-205).|
|176.||Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, 22, 23, 24, 29.|
|177.||NYGBR 69 (1938): 80, 81.|
|178.||See the transcription in J. Wilson Poucher & Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York (Collections of the Dutchess County Historical Society, II, 1924), p. 238.|
|179.||Wallace McLeod, The family of Richard Vanderburgh of Richmond Hill (1797-1869) ([Toronto], 1962), 4 (where however his wife’s surname is misprinted “Tabor”).|
|180.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct, p. 27.|
|181.||NYGBR 7 (1876):46.|
|182.||The querist just quoted, who calls her husband a judge, assigns Hannah an impossible birthdate of 1783, which a respondent suggested might instead have been her marriage date (NYGBR 26:93).|
|183.||The best account of this family would appear to be Katherine Mimmack, Biographical Sketches of the Bailey-Myer-Mason Families (1908), which reproduces a portrait of William Bailey facing p. 18. On Col. John Bailey (1732-1806) see Eugene Augustus Hoffman, Genealogy of the Hoffman family: descendants of Martin Hoffman, with biographical notes (New York, 1899), 207. John Bailey is called “the first man to hoist the revolutionary flag in New York,” in the memoir of William’s son Theodorus in The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 1 (1904).|
|184.||These other children included Phoebe, wife of Sidney Smith (10,000 Vital Records, no. 8066), William Bailey, Jr., who died young and unmarried (Ibid., no. 392), and John Bailey, a great-grandfather of the literary critic Van Wyck Brooks, according to James Hoopes, Van Wyck Brooks (1977), 3.|
|185.||Reuben H. Walworth, Hyde genealogy, or, The descendants, in the female as well as in the male lines, from William Hyde, of Norwich, 2 vols. (1864), 1: 530-32.|
|186.||Mimmack, Biographical Sketches of the Bailey-Myer-Mason Families, 17ff.|
|187.||10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834, ed. Bowman, entry no. 6167.|
|188.||Biographies of Myers will be found in Benson John Lossing, The pictorial field-book of the war of 1812; or, Illustrations, by pen and pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the last war for American independence (1896), 654n, and in Mimmack, Biographical Sketches of the Bailey-Myer-Mason Families, 9ff.|
|189.||Mimmack, Biographical Sketches of the Bailey-Myer-Mason Families, 22.|
|190.||There are two separate entries for this man in a published roster of members of what would later be known as the Sons of the American Revolution, Year book of the societies composed of descendants of the men of the Revolution, 1890, pp. 293, 330. In the first he is called “Great great grandson of John Bailey, Lieut.-Colonel of Minutemen, Dutchess County, N.Y. Also, great great great grandson [sic] of Isaac Hegeman, Captain in the Second Militia, Dutchess County, N. Y. Also, great great great grandson of John Mason, Captain in the Massachusetts Militia.” In the second he is called “Great great grandson of Lieut.-Col. John Bailey, Duchess County (N. Y.), Regiment of Minutemen. Also, great great grandson of Capt. John Mason, Massachusetts Militia. Also, great great grandson of Capt. Isaac Hegeman, Second Regiment, New York.” The first entry should have read “great great grandson [sic] of Isaac Hegeman.”|
|191.||The account of them in Whitehead Cornell Duyckinck and the Rev. John Cornell, Duyckinck and Allied Families (New York, 1908), 177, is not very accurate, calling her Kate Bailey Mears.|
|192.||Reuben H. Walworth, Hyde genealogy, or, The descendants, in the female as well as in the male lines, from William Hyde, of Norwich, 2 vols. (1864), 1: 535.|
|193.||Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, p. 56.|
|194.||According to W.K. Griffin in NYGBR 41:48; we have not seen the original record.|
|195.||Dutchess County Wills, Liber B, pp. 6-7 [FHL 913,660]; abstracted given in Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: estates, no. 108, p. 222, where the date is given as 23 August 1793. In Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County…, III (1995), p. 617, the date of this will is incorrectly given as 23 August 1795.|
|196.||Francis Filkin’s account-book (1911), p. 101; this extract was previously published in NYGBR 34:111.|
|197.||This daughter of Abraham De Graef and Elizabeth Parmentier is missed in Prentiss Glazier, Palmatier-Parmentier family, Dutchess County, N.Y. (typescript, 1976, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society), p. 2.|
|198.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct, p. 27.|
|199.||Francis Filkin’s account-book, p. 6.|
|200.||Old Miscellaneous Records of Dutchess County, p. 193.|
|201.||NYGBR 26:93, no reference given.|
|202.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: deeds, no. 352, p. 111, which also mentions “a deed given by Isaac Hagaman and Nelly, his wife, to George Meddagh.” Gideon Verveelen’s will (WNYHS VI, 292-4; Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: estates, no. 252, p. 239) itemizes a number of sales of his land, and though it does not mention Isaac Hegeman it does list a sale to Aert Middah.|
|203.||“A Return made August 15th, 1775, at the house of Jacob Griffin, of persons who signed the Association,” printed in Smith, General History of Duchess [sic] County, 481-5, at p. 483.|
|204.||Smith, General History of Duchess [sic] County, 480; Documents relative to the colonial history of the State of New York, 15:279.|
|205.||NYGBR 84:219, without source citation. Similar, and perhaps identical, petitions to the one seen by Jones are printed in the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, 2nd Report (1904), 635-6, and in Coldham, op. cit., 218-19.|
|206.||Minutes of the Committee and of the first Commission for detecting and defeating conspiracies in the state of New York, December 11, 1776 – September 23, 1778, with collateral documents; to which is added Minutes of the Council of appointment, state of New York, April 2, 1778 – May 3, 1779. (1924), 270-72; capitalization and punctuation altered for clarity. This record was kindly brought to our attention by a descendant, Prof. John McLeod.|
|207.||Minutes of the Committee and of the first Commission for detecting and defeating conspiracies in the state of New York, December 11, 1776 – September 23, 1778, with collateral documents; to which is added Minutes of the Council of appointment, state of New York, April 2, 1778 – May 3, 1779. (1924), 294-95; capitalization and punctuation altered for clarity.|
|208.||Minutes of the Committee and of the first Commission for detecting and defeating conspiracies in the state of New York…, p. 309.|
|209.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: deeds, no. 352, p. 111.|
|210.||Despite the undocumented statement (which we only saw after writing these lines) in Prentiss Glazier, “LeRoy Family (Dutchess Co., N.Y.),” typescript in the collection of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1974, p. 9. The fact that her second son was named Henry, and she had no son named Isaac, also tells against Glazier’s theory.|
|211.||Worden’s edition of the register, p. 15, gives the mother’s surname as “Freer,” but it is “de Graav” in the Adriance Memorial Library transcript.|
|213.||Francis Filkin’s account-book, p. 98.|
|214.||Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, “Francis Filkin’s Book: A key to part of its contents,” Year Book [of the] Dutchess County Historical Society, 23 (1938): 52-71, at p. 61.|
|215.||Fernow Wills, no. 777, which gives the impression in this instance of being a more careful abstract than that in WNYHS 4:203-4.|
|216.||His parents were married 18 October 1702 at Kingston; see Prentiss Glazier, Palmatier-Parmentier family, Dutchess County, N.Y. (Typescript, 1976, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society), p. 3. For the early generations of this family see also Bergen, p. 221, and Riker, Revised History of Harlem, 447, n.. Since the present notes were prepared, there has appeared a thorough study of this family by Bruce A. Bennett, entitled “Pierre1 Parmentier of New Amsterdam and Some of His Decendants,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 138 (2007): 85-96, 199-208, ending at the generation of Michiel Parmentier, in which he at p. 201.|
|217.||In Kathlyne Knickerbocker Viele, Viele, 1659-1909: two hundred and fifty years with a Dutch family of New York (New York, 1909), 49-50, an undistinguished production, records probably relating to this man are indescriminately mingled with those of a Cornelis Viele (d. 1782-83) of Kingston, whose will is abstracted in WNYHS 12:83-4.|
|218.||Cornelius is completely overlooked in the account of his parents, Pieter Viele and Hanna Myndertse van den Bogaard, given in Kathlyne Knickerbocker Viele, Viele, 1659-1909: two hundred and fifty years with a Dutch family of New York (New York, 1909), pp. 67-68, where it is stated that they were married 17 March 1704, but the marriage is not recorded at Albany or at Kingston. The Kingston register records them as the parents of a daughter Jannetjen, said to have been “baptized in Pakeepsy” on 8 February 1716 (Kingston baptisms, no. 2377).|
|219.||Palmatier-Parmentier family, Dutchess County, N.Y. (Typescript, 1976, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society), p. 3.|
|220.||Theresa Gaskell, Parmentiers, available online at http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=theresagaskell.|
|221.||Details of this bible record, and a scan of it, were kindly communicated by Mrs. Muriel (Albright) Frincke, who descends from two of their daughters, Helena and Sisley, “thus making my grandparents third cousins as grandfather came from one sister and grandmother from the other.”|
|222.||Prentiss Glazier, Van de Bogart family of Dutchess County, N.Y. (Typescript, 1974, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society), p. 9 but his discussion of the evidence is so vague that his work would have to be entirely reconstructed before it could be accepted.
In an earlier version of these notes, we suggested that she might instead have married her first cousin once removed, Damon Palmontier, baptized 21 November 1722 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, son of Michiel Parmentier and Maria Titsoort, and grandson of Michiel Palmentier and Neeltje Janse Damen. However, such a possibility seems to be ruled out by the work of Bruce A. Bennett referred to above.
|223.||George Austin Morris, “The Freer family of New Paltz, N.Y.,” pt. 5, NYGBR 34 (1903): 273-77, at p. 274.|
|224.||Ruth P. Heidgerd, The Freer family: The descendants of Hugo Freer, Patentee of New Paltz… (New Paltz, N.Y., 1968), 14, 34 (for their children), 66 (for their grandchildren).|
|225.||Prentiss Glazier, Van Kleeck family of Dutchess County, New York (Typescript, 1974, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society), p. 6.|
|226.||Edwin Brockholst Livingston, The Livingstons of Livingston Manor; being the history of that branch of the Scottish House of Callendar which settled in the English province of New York during the reign of Charles the Second, and also including an account of Robert Livingston of Albany, “the nephew,” a settler in the same province, and his principal descendants (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1910).|
|227.||See the account of the Bartlett family in Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent…, 2:400 ff., at pp. 409-10.|
|228.||Ruth P. Heidgerd, The Freer family: The descendants of Hugo Freer, Patentee of New Paltz… (New Paltz, N.Y., 1968), p. 40.|
|229.||James Romans, “Romans-Petty-Martin_McGohanMann-Swarts-Ryan_Millward,” formerly at http://www.my-ged.com/romans/.|
|230.||Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 2:403.|
|231.||Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 2:403.|
|232.||Marcia Seeber Alary, Seeber Home Page, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/7191/dav00008.htm; Carolyn Proffitt Winch, Thomas Esmay, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~gumby/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=Winch?I00729.|
|233.||Jonathan Pearson, Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany, from 1630 to 1800 (Albany, 1872); we have had access only to the version reprinted in Joel Munsell (ed.), Collections on the history of Albany, from its discovery to the present time…, 4 vols. (Albany, 1871), vol. IV, at p. 184o. This account is followed in Kathlyne Knickerbocker Viele, Viele, 1659-1909: two hundred and fifty years with a Dutch family of New York (New York, 1909), 124, where Simeon is included in a list of “Unplaced Vieles.”|
|234.||Year book of the Holland Society of New York, 1922-1923, p. 50|
|235.||Year book of the Holland Society of New York, 1922-1923, p. 71.|
|236.||Parmentier genealogy, p. 6. In Kathlyne Knickerbocker Viele, Viele, 1659-1909: two hundred and fifty years with a Dutch family of New York (New York, 1909), p. 71, the Myndert Viele who married Rebecca Parmentier is shown as having married previously Elizabeth Douw, and also to have been identical with the “Myndert Vielie, farmer, of Beekmans Precinct, Dutchess County” whose will, dated 1 June 1785 and proved 9 April 1786, is abstracted in WNYHS 13:336-37. But this will makes no mention of a wife (who was presumably then dead), and no proper evidence for this three-way correspondence is offered.
From a comparison with other passages in her work, it would appear that K.K. Viele’s claim regarding the supposed first marriage is taken from an entry in Jonathan Pearson, Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany, from 1630 to 1800 (Albany, 1872), reading: “VIELE [probably Veeder], Myndert, and Elisabeth …. Ch: Volkert, bp. October 3, 1736.” It is not clear why she ignored Pearson’s suggested correction (in square brackets in the original), but on the preceding page, 184n, Myndert Veeder and wife Elizabeth Douw are shown with seven other children spanning this time period, and Volkert would fit perfectly in the sequence of their children. It may be noted that no son Volkert is named in the 1786 will of “Myndert Vielie.”
|237.||From a list of marriages performed by Francis Filkin, recorded in his Account Book, p. 101.|
|238.||This is a difficult question, because there are no baptisms for any children of this couple in the register of the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church between 1740 and 1745, after which there is a gap of nearly 20 years. But if this identification is true, then these Mynderts (father and son) must both be distinguished from the “Myndert Vielie, farmer, of Beekmans Precinct, Dutchess County,” mentioned above, whose will, abstracted in WNYHS 13:336-37, shows no son Myndert.|
|239.||Ruth P. Heidgerd, The Freer family: The descendants of Hugo Freer, Patentee of New Paltz… (New Paltz, N.Y., 1968), 64, 33 (for his parents), 118 (for their children).|
|240.||Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, The Hasbrouck Family in America (New Paltz, N.Y.: privately published, 1961), p. 89.|
|241.||Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, p. 237.|
|242.||Ruth P. Heidgerd, The Freer family: The descendants of Hugo Freer, Patentee of New Paltz… (New Paltz, N.Y., 1968), 35 (where however he is called Simon, in disagreement with contemporary records), 68 (for his children), 122-23 (for his grandchildren). His parents figure in NYGBR 35 (1904): 274, but he is not shown. Jacobus Freer was a son of Simon Freer and Marritje van Bommel, aforesaid.|
|243.||Eighteenth century records of … Rombout Precinct and the original Town of Fishkill, deeds, no. 284, p. 98.|
|244.||According to The Clampett Genealogy, available online at http://www.clampett.net/centre/genealogy/index_genealogy.htm. Emeline and Mary Ann, who are listed in the 1968 Freer genealogy, p. 68, were baptized at Poughkeepsie.|
|245.||Ruth P. Heidgerd, The Freer family: The descendants of Hugo Freer, Patentee of New Paltz… (New Paltz, N.Y., 1968), 68.|
|246.||Ruth P. Heidgerd, The Freer family: The descendants of Hugo Freer, Patentee of New Paltz… (New Paltz, N.Y., 1968), 68, 123; Peter Freer Whitney (1817-1885), available online at http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/ Family:Whitney,_Peter_Freer_(1817-1885). The sisters Catharina and Sara Trumpbour appear in William J. Hoffman, “Notes on old Dutch-American Families — The First Four Generations of the Palatine Trumpbour Family of Ulster County, New York,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 63 (1932): 222-43, at pp. 240-41, but the account does not include their husbands or children.|
|247.||See also Prentiss Glazier’s Van Kleeck family of Dutchess County, New York (Typescript, 1974, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society), p. 11.|
|248.||Driggs, no. 63 (misnumbered 93 in his own account), with erroneous identification of his grandfather.|
|249.||Barbara A. Barth, “The family of Dirck Janszen Woertman of Brooklyn Ferry,” pt. 2, NYGBR 133 (2002): 137-46, at p. 138, on which we have drawn heavily in our account of this family.|
|250.||WNYHS 5:102-3. The account of Jannetje Bergen in Teunis G. Bergen, The Bergen Family, 2nd ed. (1876), p. 153, assigns her as children the three daughters mentioned in her own father’s will (!), an error which has also been noticed in footnote 4 of Robert Scott Shaw, “A Sketch of Peter Van Camp (1721-1783),” Annals of Genealogical Research, vol. 1, no. 1 (2005), an e-journal available online at http://www.genlit.org/agr/viewarticle.php?id=2. We are grateful to Margaret (Hagerman) Hunter for pointing out that Jannetje was a Bergen, an identification we had missed in earlier versions of these notes.|
|251.||Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, Dutchess County, New York, 1738-1761…, ed. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Collections of the Dutchess County Historical Society, VII, 1940), 24, and information from Dorothy A. Koenig, via Margaret (Hagerman) Hunter.|
|252.||Information from Dorothy A. Koenig, via Margaret (Hagerman) Hunter.|
|253.||“Signers in Beekmans Precinct, Duchess [sic] County, July, 1775,” in Philip H. Smith, General History of Duchess [sic] County from 1609 to 1876, inclusive (Pawling, N.Y.: 1877), 485-87, at p. 487.|
|254.||See Margaret (Hagerman) Hunter, Descendants of John Hagerman (UE). In Loyalists lineages of Canada, 1783-1983, published by the Toronto Branch, The United Empire Loyalists’ of Canada (Agincourt, Ontario, 1984), 276-7, he is made the father of the Tunis Hagerman whom we postulate as his younger (half-)brother, and his birthdate stated, without any qualification, as 1725, and his wife’s as 1730. We suspect these dates are baseless, and they certainly do not accord well with the birthdates of this couple’s younger children, who were born in the 1780s.
Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 6:346, followed by the late Barbara A. Barth, “The family of Dirck Janszen Woertman of Brooklyn Ferry,” pt. 2, NYGBR 133 (2002): 137-46, at p. 138, states that John Hegeman, son of John Hegeman, Jr., and Sara van der Vliet, married 18 June 1765 at Poughkeepsie, Maritje Masten, and died 29 December 1811, possibly at Clinton, New York. However, we believe there are compelling reasons for placing the husband of Maria Masten in the family of Hendrick4 (Joseph3, Hendrick2, Adriaen1) Hegeman (no. 12 below) and Geertruy Barentse. We also addressed this question in a response to Barth’s article, published in NYGBR 133 (2002): 292-93, and our conclusions were accepted by the editor and to the best of our knowledge have not been challenged.
|255.||“Rombout Precinct Loyalists,” NYGBR 112 (1981):14, citing for the record of 1775, Calendar of New York Historical Manuscripts: Revolutionary Papers, 2 vols. (Albany, 1868).|
|256.||We have not personally examined all the available source materials relating to this man, but “John Hagerman of Elizabeth Town” appears in the so-called “Old United Empire Loyalists List” printed in The Centennial of the settlement of the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884… (Toronto, 1885), p. 186.|
|257.||Cornelius Hegeman is mentioned under the account of his wife in George Olin Zabriskie, “The Wiltsie Family of early New York,” pt. 4, NYGBR 107 (1976): 81-90, at p. 86, but no son John is proposed for him there, and his ancestry is not given; it is however clear on onomastic and other gounds that he was the son Cornelius named in the 1762 will of Adriaen Hegeman, of Brooklyn Ferry (WNYHS 6:171).|
|258.||Esther Wright Clark, The Loyalists of New Brunswick (Ottawa, 1955), p. 288.|
|259.||see Margaret (Hagerman) Hunter, Descendants of Tunis Hagerman. Barbara A. Barth agrees that he was probably a son of this John Hegeman. As noted above, in Loyalists lineages of Canada, 1783-1983, 276-7, he is made a son of John Hagerman and Phoebe Ferguson, which seems incorrect.|
|260.||Mary Beacock Fryer &. William A. Smy, Rolls of the Provincial (Loyalist) Corps, Canadian Command, American Period (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1981), p. 90 (inf. Margaret Hunter; not personally seen by us).|
|261.||We have not personally examined all the available source materials relating to this man, but “Tunis Hagerman of Ernest Town, soldier [in the] Loyal Rangers” appears in the so-called “Old United Empire Loyalists List” printed in The Centennial of the settlement of the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884… (Toronto, 1885), p. 187, showing that he was granted land by the Land Board at Adolphustown.|
|262.||Information from Pat Greenwell, a descendant of their son Edward.|
|263.||Driggs, no. 65 (originally misnumbered 95 in his own account), with erroneous identification of his grandfather.|
|265.||Her name is given as Geertie ____ (no maiden surname stated) in the baptismal record of his son Joseph (1740), and as “Geertruy Baarent” in that of their son Hendrick (1742).|
|266.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: estates, no. 240, p. 237.|
|267.||The author of the Adriance Memorial Library transcript of the register recognized that “____ Hegeman” must be Hendrick, and added a note to that effect. In Worden’s transcript of the register, p. 47, this entry is incorrect, the bride’s surname being given as “Parmentier.”|
|269.||Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, p. 219, giving her age as “79 or 59.” The copy of this work used for the Photoduplication Program of the NEHGS has the “79” stroked out in pen by some unknown hand, but this would appear to be a mistake.|
|270.||“Signers in Poughkeepsie, Duchess County, June and July, 1775,” printed in Smith, General History of Duchess [sic] County, 487-9, at p. 487.|
|271.||Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 6:346, followed by Barbara A. Barth, “The family of Dirck Janszen Woertman of Brooklyn Ferry,” pt. 2, NYGBR 133 (2002): 137-46, at p. 138, makes the John Hegeman who married Maria Masten a son of John Hegeman, Jr. (no. 11 above), and Sara van der Vliet. However, in the absence of direct evidence in the matter, we feel the identification presented here is more natural, suggesting that John named his son Denie for his step-father.|
|272.||Silvanus J. Macy, Genealogy of the Macy family from 1635-1868 (Albany, 1868), pp. 358-9, which does not provide any dates for Mary Hegeman or Zachariah van Wagenen. The latter was a son of John van Wagenen (1744-1823) and his wife Sarah Flagler (1751-1825), daughter of Zacharias Flagler (see under our no. 4.vi) by his second wife, Sarah Barton; see Harry Tallmadge Briggs & John Greene Briggs, The Colonial Ancestry of the Family of John Greene Briggs and Isabell Gibbs de Groff [1940?], p. 96.|
|273.||Federal Census of New York, microfilm series M32, reel 21, p. 116 (reference from an index).|
|275.||See Thorn Dickinson, “Early History of the Thorne Family of Long Island,” pt. 13, NYGBR 95 (1964): 33-39, at p. 272.|
|276.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct, p. 27.|
|277.||“A Return made August 15th, 1775, at the house of Jacob Griffin, of persons who signed the Association,” printed in Smith, General History of Duchess [sic] County, 481-85, at p. 484.|
|278.||Documents relative to the colonial history of the State of New York, 15: 386.|
|279.||10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834, no. 4237.|
|280.||Eugene Augustus Hoffman, Genealogy of the Hoffman family: descendants of Martin Hoffman, with biographical notes (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1899), pp. 208, and for their descendants, 286-88, 391-92; this work is however not entirely accurate. Lieut.-Col. Robert Hoffman (1737-1795) is also mentioned in Margherita Arlina Hamm, Famous Families of New York, 1:175. He and his wife Sarah (ca. 1739-1795) are buried in the Poughkeepsie Dutch churchyard (Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, p. 240; 10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834, nos. 4236, 4239).|
|281.||as noticed in the 1899 Hoffman genealogy and by the editor of the Adriance Memorial Library transcript of the church register.|
|282.||10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834, no. 4224.|
|283.||And not “____ Martin, sister of his first wife,” as erroneously stated in the 1899 Hoffman genealogy.|
|284.||See Walter Kenneth Griffin, “The Dutcher Family to the Births of the 5th Generation…,” pt. 5, NYGBR, 41 (1910): 240-55, at pp. 252-3.|
|285.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: mortgages, no. 44, p. 134.|
|286.||Records of the Chancery Court, Province and State of New York, Guardianships, 1691-1815, abstracted by Dr. Kenneth Scott (Collections of the Holland Society of New York, 1971), 21.|
|287.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: mortgages, no. 133, p. 149.|
|288.||The date is from two slightly discrepant bible records transcribed by Wallace E. McLeod in “Vanderburgh-Leroy-Fulton Family Bible Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 93 (1962): 139-42 (from a copy kindly provided by Terry Wanamaker). Her stated age of 74 years at death must be exaggerated, as it would force her birth to antedate her parents’ marriage by at least a year, which is extremely unlikely. The Vanderburgh bible records are generally unreliable in the matter of ages at death and (as is so often the case with this type of record) tend to overstate the ages of the elderly. Had McLeod been less trusting in this matter, he would surely have inferred on onomastic grounds the identity of Neeltje’s parents, which he states as “not … determined.” Her husband, who was in reality aged only 84 years, 7 months at the time of his death, is stated in one of the bible records to have been aged 90 years.|
|289.||Wallace McLeod, The family of Richard Vanderburgh of Richmond Hill (1797-1869) ([Toronto], 1962), 6-9, 11-13, from which we draw heavily here; Prentiss Glazier, Van Kleeck family of Dutchess County, New York (Typescript, 1974, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society), citing the “ancient parchment” Van Kleeck chart. Wallace E. McLeod, “Vanderburgh-Leroy-Fulton Family Bible Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 93 (1962): 139-42, at p. 140, cites on him Howard A. Thomas, “Lucas Dircksen Vanderburgh of New Amsterdam and his son Dirck,” M.S., New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library.|
|290.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: deeds, nos. 352 (p. 111), 423 (p. 124).|
|291.||This man, who is treated in pp. 8-9 of the 1962 Vanderburgh genealogy, married (as his first wife) a distant kinswoman of ours, Cynthia (Bogaert) Rapalje, widow (and triple third cousin once removed) of Abraham Rapalje.|
|292.||G. Elmore Reaman, A history of Vaughan Township (Toronto, 1971), 272.|
|293.||History of Toronto and [the] County of York, Ontario, 2 vols. (Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885), I, pt. ii, p. 171.|
|294.||Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834, ed. Thomas B. Wilson (Lamberville, N.J., 1985), 28-29. He made his will on 7 March 1800, and apparently never revised it.|
|295.||Clinton Women’s Institute, History of Clinton and Surrounding Community (Clinton, Ontario, 1950), p. 3.|
|296.||History of Clinton, available online at http://web.archive.org/web/20021004072828/ http://www.town.clinton.on.ca/history.htm.|
|297.||Wallace E. McLeod, “Vanderburgh-Fulton Family Bible Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 93 (1962): 139-41, at p. 139.|
|298.||The record, which we have not seen, is quoted by Wallace E. McLeod in “Vanderburgh-Fulton Family Bible Records,” at p. 139.|
|299.||Wallace E. McLeod, “Vanderburgh-Leroy-Fulton Family Bible Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 93 (1962): 139-42, citing, for the LeRoy descent, NYGBR 64 (1933): 41-5, which we have not seen.|
|300.||Prentiss Glazier, LeRoy family of Dutchess County, New York, typescript at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 12, 13, with further detail on the said John LeRoy, Jr., at p. 2.|
|301.||Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834, ed. Thomas B. Wilson (Lamberville, N.J., 1985), 28-29.|
|302.||William D. Reid, The Loyalists in Ontario: The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada (Lambertville, N.J., 1973), 304. Daniel Soules’ land grant is mentioned in History of Toronto and [the] County of York, Ontario, 2 vols. (Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885), I, pt. ii, p. 125; the Rev. G.T. Ridlon, Sr., The Soules Family In Canada (1926), available online at http://ca.geocities.com/billwarnica/page53.html. Her father was, incidentally, descended from the Howland family.|
|303.||Edith G. Firth (ed.), The Town of York, 1793-1815: a collection of documents of early Toronto (Publications of the Champlain Society — Ontario Series, V, 1962), 297.|
|304.||Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834, ed. Thomas B. Wilson (Lamberville, N.J., 1985), 33.|
|305.||for this last see Bill Warnica, Soules Family History, at http://ca.geocities.com/billwarnica/page12.html.|
|306.||G. Elmore Reaman, A history of Vaughan Township (Toronto, 1971), 117; Markham, 1793-1900, ed. Isabel Champion (Markham, Ontario: Markham Historical Society, 1979), p. 284 (referred to only as “Vanderburg” in the text, but identified as “Barnabas Vanderburg” in the index).|
|307.||Robert Stamp, Early Days in Richmond Hill (The Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1991), available online at http://edrh.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/search.asp.|
|308.||This was perhaps Eliabeth (Drummond) Dillon, wife of Christopher Dillon,, mentioned in History of Toronto and [the] County of York, Ontario, 2 vols. (Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885), 2:252.|
|309.||Ontario Register, 2:225.|
|310.||We are grateful to a descendant, Terilee Craig, for information on this family.|
|311.||Information from Terilee Craig.|
|312.||History of Toronto and [the] County of York, Ontario, 2 vols. (Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885), I, pt. ii, p. 79.|
|313.||Henry Scadding, Toronto of Old (Toronto, 1873), 440-1.|
|314.||Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834, p. 7.|
|315.||We have not found a contemporary source for this statement, but it is mentioned in The Silverthorn Family (unsigned), at http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/~cherryhill/Profpixel/ Silvethornfamily.html.|
|316.||Edith G. Firth, ed., The Town of York, 1793-1815: A Collection of documents of early Toronto (Publications of the Champlain Society, Ontario Serives, V, 1962), 42 n.|
|317.||Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834, p. 32. We are grateful to Terry Wanamaker for pointing out evidence of this marriage, which we had overlooked; she writes, “credit [for its discovery] should got to Libby Hancocks of Toronto.”|
|318.||See also Carl, Ellen & Shannon Lambert, The Mighty Oak Home Page, at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quick/.|
|319.||In a sketch of his son, Peter, in History of Toronto and [the] County of York, Ontario, 2 vols. (Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885), 2:370, he is called “Richard Vanderbuigher [sic!] who was born in Markham Township.”|
|320.||History of Toronto and [the] County of York, Ontario, 2 vols. (Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885), vol. II, p. 27; vol. I, pt. ii, p. 387; see also William D. Reid, The Loyalists in Ontario: The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada (Lambertville, N.J., 1973), 121.|
|321.||Robert Stamp, Early Days in Richmond Hill (The Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1991), available online at http://edrh.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/search.asp.|
|322.||Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834, ed. Thomas B. Wilson (Lamberville, N.J., 1985), 32.|
|323.||The City of Toronto and the Home District commerical directory and register, with almanack and calendar for 1837, by George Walton (Toronto, 1836?), p. 109.|
|324.||G. Elmore Reaman, A history of Vaughan Township (Toronto, 1971), 37.|
|325.||See his web page at http://louisville.edu/history/faculty/mcleod/mcleod.html.|
|326.||A.J. Clark, “Rev. William Jenkins of Richmond Hill,” Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records 27 (1931): 15-76.|
|327.||William D. Reid, The Loyalists in Ontario: The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada (Lambertville, N.J., 1973), 232.|
|328.||Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834, ed. Thomas B. Wilson (Lamberville, N.J., 1985), 67.|
|329.||G. Elmore Reaman, A history of Vaughan Township (Toronto, 1971), 68.|
|330.||Reaman, A history of Vaughan Township, 179.|
|331.||A.J. Clark, “Rev. William Jenkins of Richmond Hill,” Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records 27 (1931): 15-76.|
|332.||Perhaps this man was a son or grandson of an older Gideon du Bois, one of the eight co-heirs of Matthias du Bois (will dated 2 May 1748) who quit-claimed part of his estate on 24 January 1749 (Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: deeds, no. 66, p. 57). If so, he may also have been a brother of the Sarah du Bois who married Peter Harris (no. 3.i.a above).|
|333.||Eugene Augustus Hoffman, Genealogy of the Hoffman family: descendants of Martin Hoffman, with biographical notes (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1899), p. 209.|
|334.||According to the NY Dutch Families web site, formerly at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/2697/ family/ wga26.html#I5599.|
|335.||Driggs, no. 371/384.|
|336.||“Tombstone inscriptions, Montgomery County, N.Y.,” pt. __ [including Old Cemetery at Hagaman], New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 62 (1931): 85-88, at p. 88.|
|337.||Eighteenth Century Records of … Rombout Precinct: estates, no. 240, p. 237.|
|338.||On her see “Early Settlers of Ulster Co., N.Y.: The Van Wagenen Family,” pt. 2, NYGBR 22 (1891): 151-4, at p. 154; Harry Tallmadge Briggs & John Greene Briggs, The Colonial Ancestry of the Family of John Greene Briggs and Isabell Gibbs de Groff [1940?], p. 96, which claims (although without citation of evidence) that Elizabeth van Wagenen died “about 1770,” and explictly states that her widower “m. 2nd Blandina Pelts [sic].”|
|340.||D.A.R. Lineage Books, vol. 35, p. 11; vol. 59, p. 221.|
|341.||Briggs & Briggs, The Colonial Ancestry of the Family of John Greene Briggs and Isabell Gibbs de Groff [1940?], p. 96, as noted above.|
|342.||A memorandum of her marriage, performed by Francis Filkin, J.P., and recorded in his Account Book, p. 101, reads “desmer [i.e. dezember] 1742, dan Getrout Hendrick Pels met Jannatie Osterom.” The marriage of Jannetje Oosterom, who was baptized 1 June 1725 in the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, is missing from the account of the Ostrom family in Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 9:717-25 at p. 718.|
|343.||For them see NYGBR 40:252-3, which cites another case of the name Ostrom being incorrectly recorded as Osterhout.|
|344.||This is noted of the Van Wagenen brothers in NYGBR 22:154, and proven by their tombstones in the Presbyterian churchyard, Pleasant Valley (Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, p. 220). The First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Valley was organized in 1765, according to Philip H. Smith, General History of Duchess [sic] County, 328. Unfortunately the records no longer survive before 1793; in the earliest of these the name Ostrom appears frequently, and there are many Ostroms buried in the churchyard.|
|345.||Washington Frothingham, History of Montgomery County (Syracuse, N.Y., 1892), 176, 180|
|346.||We are deeply grateful to Margaret Hunter for bringing the existence of this Hendrick Hegeman to our attention. She developed this theory of Hendrick’s parentage at least as far back as her message “Elizabeth Hagerman (1786-1873),” posted to the Hagerman Family Genealogy Forum on 31 March 2006; see http://genforum.genealogy.com/hagerman/messages/524.html. We are not aware that he has been mentioned in any published accounts of the family.|
|347.||Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman patent, 9:719.|
|348.||This date, along with the birthdates of her first and third Hegeman children, and of her second husband, and the date of her second marriage, are found in the Abel Gilbert family bible record, in the possession of Donald H. Gilbert, reproduced online at http://pages.total.net/~hunter/abegilbert.html. We are grateful to Margaret Hunter for bringing this item to our attention.|
|349.||Information from Margaret Hunter.|
|350.||See the account of this family in Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 9:717-25, at pp. 720ff. Roelof Oosterom, born 1740, was a brother of Denys Oosterom, second husband of Geertje Barentse (whom see under no. 12 above). “Roeluf Ostrum” had licence dated 23 May 1761 to marry “Elisabeth Yelvington” (NYM:288), and they were subsequently married 6 April following in the Rumbout Presbyterian Church. He was still at Poughkeepsie in 1764, when he baptized a child in the Presbyterian Church (NYGBR 69:82), and his removal to Schenectady is thus dated too early in Reynolds, who has his son John born there in 1763. This man was a Loyalist in the Revolution, and though he was still in New York on 22 June 1784, when he witnessed a will (WNYHS 13:56), he afterward took his younger children to Sidney Township, in Hastings County, Upper Canada; see William D. Reid, The Loyalists in Ontario (1973), p. 241; and Loyalist Lineages of Canada, I, 484-5. The account given of him in Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte (1904), 610-13, a typical mug-book, is not reliable, nor is that of his earlier ancestry in Cuyler Reynolds, Genealogical and family history of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley…, 3 vols. (New York, 1914), 1:504-5. Although his date of death and his age thereupon have been variously reported, there can be no doubt, on onomastic grounds, that he was the one baptized 1740 at Poughkeepsie, son of Jan Oosterom and Blandina Relje aforesaid (see Griffin in NYGBR 40:253).
Elizabeth Yelverton’s father, Anthony Yelverton, was a Justice in Dutchess County in 1755 (WNYHS 5:82), but was of New Paltz Precinct, Ulster Co., at the making of his 1774 will, in which he mentions “my grandson Anthony Ostrom, son of my daughter Elizabeth” (WNYHS 12:401-2; Fernow Wills, no. 2152). His wife, Abigail, was a daughter of Andrew Gale, of Jamaica, Long Island, by the latter’s wife Mary ____; see John Insley Coddington, “Abel Gale of Jamaica, Long Island and some of his descendants,&rduqo; The American Genealogist 28 (1952): 13-23, 176-77 (correction by Paul W. Prindle), at pp. 18. 176. We are grateful to Roger Ostrom for directing us to this article.
|351.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 372.|
|352.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 372, where an account of the Gilbert family is given.|
|353.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 371, where an account of the Gilbert family is given.|
|354.||Will of “Rulif Ostrom of the township of Sidney, County of Hastings, and Province of Upper Canada,” dated dated 25 March 1808, from a copy kindly supplied by Margaret Hunter.|
|355.||Canadian Christian Advocate, 20 November 1847, p. 163; 21 December 1847, pp. 175-176, quoted in Donald A. McKenzie, More Notices from Methodist Papers, 1830-1857 (Lambertville, N.J.: Hunterdon House, 1986), 251; with corection of an obvious misprint (“Rulif’ is printed as ”Ruhf”), and punctuation added for clarity. This notice was kindly brought to our attention by Margaret Hunter.|
|356.||Canadian Christian Advocate, 25 December 1849, p. 7, quoted in Donald A. McKenzie, More Notices from Methodist Papers, 1830-1857 (Lambertville, N.J.: Hunterdon House, 1986), 251. This notice was kindly brought to our attention by Margaret Hunter.|
|357.||“Rev. Robert McDowall’s Register,” Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records, 1 (1899): 70-108, at p. 73; available online at http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/mcdowall.htm.|
|358.||William Canniff, History of the Province of Ontario (1872), p. 103; John Becker, “Elizabeth Hagerman (1786-1873): The Search for Her Parents,” Families [Ontario Genealogical Society] 46(3) (August 2007): 33-37.|
|359.||1852 census of Canada West, Hastings County, township no. 128 (Sidney), p. 32d, 33a, transcribed at http://automatedgenealogy.com/census52/SplitView.jsp?id=8491. The entry reads:
name occupation place of birth religion age sex ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Goldsmith, Stephen Farmer United States Methodist Episcopa 72 M Goldsmith, Elizabeth United States Methodist Episcopal 67 F Goldsmith, Henry H. Farmer Canada West Methodist Episcopal 42 M Goldsmith, Margaret Canada West Methodist Episcopal 36 F Goldsmith, Elijah Labourer Canada West Methodist Episcopal 23 M Goldsmith, John Labourer Canada West Methodist Episcopal 21 M Davenport, Christeen ---- Canada West Methodist Episcopal 21 F Goldsmith, Silvy An[n] Canada West Methodist Episcopal 13 F Goldsmith, Caleb Canada West Methodist Episcopal 10 M Goldsmith, Phebe Canada West Methodist Episcopal 7 F Goldsmith, Peter L. Canada West Methodist Episcopal 5 M Goldsmith, John Farmer Canada West Methodist Episcopal 39 M Goldsmith, Rances Farmer Canada Methodist Episcopal 40 M Goldsmith, Tabetha Canada West Methodist Episcopal 11 F
|360.||Information from Margaret Hunter.|
|361.||Information from Margaret Hunter.|
|362.||Officers of the British forces in Canada during the War of 1812-15 (Welland, Ontario: Welland Tribune Print, 1908), pp. 59-60.|
|363.||The statutes of the province of Upper Canada; together with such British statutes, ordinances of Quebec, and proclamations, as relate to the said province (Kingston, Ontario, 1831), p. 579; Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, from the 7th January to the 16th March, 1831… being the first session of the eleventh provincial Parliament (York, Ontario: 1831), p. 71, col. 1; Statutes of Her Majesty’s province of Upper Canada, passed in the third session of the eleventh provincial Parliament of Upper Canada (York, 1833), p. 200; Statutes of Her Majesty’s province of Upper Canada, passed in the fourth session of the eleventh provincial Parliament of Upper Canada (Toronto, 1834), p. 264.|
|364.||Appendix to Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada of the first session of the twelfth provincial Parliament (Toronto, 1835), p. 122.|
|365.||Journal of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada, first session of the twelfth provincial Parliament (Toronto, 1835), p. 15; Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, from the 15th day of January, to the 16th day of April 1835 (Toronto, 1835), p. 55; Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, from the twenty-seventh day of February, to the eleventh day of May, 1839 (Toronto, 1839), p. 40f.|
|366.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 431.|
|367.||“Rev. Robert McDowall’s Register,” Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records, 1 (1899): 70-108, available online at http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/mcdowall.htm.|
|368.||1852 census of Canada West, Hastings County, township no. 128 (Sidney), p. 32d, 33a, transcribed at http://automatedgenealogy.com/census52/SplitView.jsp?id=8491. The entry reads:
name occupation place of birth religion age sex ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hagerman, Wm. Farmer Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 35 M Hagerman, Gatrey Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 38 F Hagerman, Wm. H. Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 10 M Hagerman, John Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 5 M Hagerman, Henry Farmer United States Wesleyan Methodist 64 M Hagerman, Tabetha Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 62 F Hagerman, Paul Labourer Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 22 M Hagerman, Joseph Labourer Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 19 M Hagerman, Lydia J. Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 10 F Vandervort, Ellen Servant Canada West Wesleyan Methodist 14 F
|369.||A fairly detailed record of this family, but largely lacking in dates, is given in Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 431-35.|
|370.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 282.|
|371.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 12.|
|372.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, pp. 346, 347.|
|373.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 346.|
|374.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 13.|
|375.||Johnson Family Tree, at http://awt.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=rickjnav.|
|376.||Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, p. 840.|
|377.||“Tombstone inscriptions, Montgomery County, N.Y.,” pt. __ [including Old Cemetery at Hagaman], New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 62 (1931): 85-88, at p. 88.|
|378.||Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 6:349.|
|379.||Washington Frothingham, History of Montgomery County (Syracuse, N.Y., 1892), 176-77.|
|380.||Marriage records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of Schenectady, N.Y., typescript (1917), unpaginated; available online at http://archive.org/details/marriagerecordso00firs.|
|381.||A photocopy of this letter, likewise in the possession of Roger Ostrom, was supplied by Candee Scofield Hoff.|
|382.||Membership record of Mrs. Annie Weed Candie Scofield, Lineage Book, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, vol. 8 (for 1895) (Washington, died C., 1899), p. 17.|
|383.||William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Family History of Western New York, 3 (?) vols. (New York, 1912), 1:176-79, at p. 177; punctuation revised for clarity.|
|384.||Washington Frothingham, History of Montgomery County (Syracue, 1892), ’Family Sketches” sketches following p. 450, pp. 261-62.|
|385.||Candee Scofield Hoff, “Willard Lyman Candee,” posting to the Kings [County, N.Y.] Family History & Genealogy Message Board, dated 13 August 2012, at http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/ localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.kings/ 1188.8.131.52.1.3/mb.ashx.|
|386.||Membership record of Miss Jane Evelina Scofield, Lineage Book, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, vol. 11 (for 1895) (Washington, died C., 1900), pp. 123-24.|
|387.||Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: Paine to Rogers, at p. 118 (seen only in Google snippet view).|
|388.||Washington Frothingham, History of Montgomery County (Syracue, 1892), ’Family Sketches” sketches following p. 450, pp. 17-18.|
|389.||Cameron Richardson Family Tree, at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/16934970/person/18019086829.|
|390.||Washington Frothingham, History of Montgomery County (Syracue, 1892), ’Family Sketches” sketches following p. 450, pp. 261-62.|
|391.||Schenectady Directory and City Register for the years 1841-42, available online at http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/citydirectories/1841/.|
|392.||George Olin Zabriskie, The Zabriskie family: a three hundred and one year history of the descendants of Albrecht Zaborowskij (ca. 1638-1711) of Bergen County, New Jersey, 2 vols. (1963), 2: 1121.|
|393.||“Tombstone inscriptions, Montgomery County, N.Y.,” pt. __ [including Old Cemetery at Hagaman], New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 62 (1931): 85-88, at p. 88.|
|394.||Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 9:721.|
|395.||“Tombstone inscriptions, Montgomery County, N.Y.,” as above, gives the reading of this stone as “Anthony Y. Osborn”, but there can be no doubt that this is the right persion.|
|396.||A designation accepted without citation of source in Settlers of the Beekman Patent, p. 721, where he is called “Henry A.” This statement appear to trace back to two D.A.R. applications, in which Anthony Yelverton Ostrom is is called “Henry [sic] Anthony Yelverton Ostrom (1755-1837),” and the chronologically impossible claim is made that he commanded a company in the New York Militia; see D.A.R. Lineage Books, vol. 35, p. 11 (Mrs. Rose Ostrom Van Patten); vol. 59, p. 221 (Mrs. Carmel Mercedes Ostrom Thomas). However, as he was obviously named for his maternal grandfather, there is no discernible reason why he should have been given the first name Henry, and the stated place of birth for him of Belleville, Upper Canada, is inconceivable. Roger Ostrom, to whom we are grateful for discussion of these points, surmises that Rose Van Patten confused her ancestor for her ancestor’s uncle, Henry Ostrom, a captain in the Albany Co. Militia in the Revolutionary War, and a son of Jan Ostrom Jr. and Blandina Relje.|
|397.||We are grateful to Roger Ostrom for pointing out this connection. This man is not to be confused with a doubtless older namesake who married by New York licence dated 23 December 1758 (NYM 476), Phoebe Youngs, daughter of Abimael Youngs, and as “Anthony Yelverton, gentleman, of Goshen, Orange County,” made a will dated 15 August 1774 (WNYHS 12:78) in which he names both his father-in-law and his own father John Yelverton (will in WNYHS 7:85).|
|398.||Information from Roger Ostrom.|
|399.||Montgomery County Wills, 1787-1922, vol. 6, p. 117 [FHL microfilm no. 506567]; from a transcription kindly supplied by Roger Ostrom.|
|400.||We are much indebted to Roger Ostrom for this account. The birthdates given in the family bible record agree exactly with those in baptimal records for Henry (1799), Daniel (1802), Diana (1805), Hester (1806), and Evert (1811). Additional information on the children comes from a typescript copies in his collection of a letter from Mrs. Ivy Douglas Ostrom of San Francisco, dated 26 January 1899, to Mr. John A. Scott, and of a letter from Mrs. Ivy Douglas Ostrom to her “dear cousin” Mrs. Alice G. H. Black, dated 20 February 1899. .|
|401.||1850 U.S. Federal Census, California, El Dorado, Weaverville and Vicinity, p. 261B; NARA roll no. M432_34; 1850 U.S. Federal Census, California, Sacramento, Sacramento, p. 189A, NARA roll M432_35. The entries read, respectively:
name age birthplace occupation ----------------------------------------------- Daniel G. Ostrom 48 New York none Sarah J. Ostrom 16 Upper Canada Rebecca A. Ostrom 12 " * Daniel A. Ostrom 14 Ohio ----- * sic; but this is surely wrong name age birthplace occupation ------------------------------------------------ Daniel Y. Ostrom 48 New York gardner Sarah J. Ostrom 17 Canada Daniel Ostrom Jr. 14 Ohio Rebecca Ostrom 12 Ohio
|402.||John [Hedger], Daniel A. Ostrom, 1836-1906, posting to OSTROM-L Archives dated 27 January 2007, at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/OSTROM/2007-01/1169942256n. However, as pointed out in a reply by Roger Ostrom dated 29 Jan 2007 at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/OSTROM/2007-01/1170135264, the marriage is there mistakenly assigned to this man’s son of the same name.|
|403.||Peter J. Delay, History of Yuba and Sutter Counties (Los Angeles, 1924), pp. 1191-92.|
|404.||The letter from Mrs. Ivy Douglas Ostrom dated 26 January 1899 says here that Sarah Jane Ostrom “married Alonzo Hedger of Live Oak, Cal.” However, as pointed out by John Hedger in his previously-cited posting Daniel A. Ostrom, 1836-1906 on the OSTROM-L Archives, dated 27 January 2007, “Sarah Jane Ostrom’s husband is [in fact] Lorenzo Dow Hedger and … they married in Sacramento (Live Oak did not exist until much later)…. [The writer] probably confused [the name of Sarah’s husband] … with the name of their son Francis Alonzo Hedger.”|
|405.||Peter J. Delay, History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, pp. 265, 264.|
|406.||Peter J. Delay, History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, pp. 1191-92; abbreviations expanded.|
|407.||Their daughter, Rose Ostrom, was the wife of W. M. van Patten, of Walla Walla, Washington. Mrs. Van Patten, mentioned above, writes in a short note entitled “Kirkpatrick–Gordon–Hageman–Ostrum,” Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 5 (1916): 317-19: “my line comes through Joseph Hageman who married Elizabeth Van Wagenen; their daughter Sarah married my ancestor Henry [sic] Ostrom.”|
|408.||Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 6:358.|
|409.||Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 6:358.|
|410.||Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 6:358.|
|411.||Washington Frothingham, History of Montgomery County (Syracuse, N.Y., 1892), second section, pp. 64-65.|
|412.||Washington Frothingham, History of Montgomery County (Syracuse, N.Y., 1892), second section, pp. 64-65.|
|413.||R.D. Kolb, The Yoakum Family, available online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rdkolb.|
|414.||Prentiss Glazier, “LeRoy Family (Dutchess Co., N.Y.),” typescript in the collection of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1974, p. 9 (but as noted elsewhere we disagree with his identification of Sara Hegeman). For his mother see NYGBR 34:133. Ruth P. Heidgerd, The Freer family: The descendants of Hugo Freer, Patentee of New Paltz… (New Paltz, N.Y., 1968), 34, shows this man only as a child, and gives no marriage data for him.|
|415.||“Muster Roll at Gulliver’s Hole, S[t]. Mary’s Bay and Sissiboo, conducted between June 1st and June 6th 1784,” printed in A.W. Savary, Supplement to the History of the County of Annapolis [by W.A. Calnek] (toronto, 1913), 131-32, at p. 131.|
|416.||This list is printed, without citation or date, in Isaiah W. Wilson, A Geography and history of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia (Halifax, 1900), 75.|
|417.||Chuck LeRoy, LeRoy Genealogy, formerly at http://www.my-ged.com/db/page/leroy/3114. We have already mentioned our disagreement with Mr. LeRoy’s identification of Sara’s parents.|
|418.||Theresa Gaskell, Parmentiers, at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=theresagaskell.|
|419.||Cliff Miller, Reuben Hankinson, available online at http://web.archive.org/web/20010308062310/ http://www.bell-labs.com/user/cbm/genea/html/D0007/HI94.html.|
|420.||Lorenzo Sabine, Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, with an historical essay, 2 vols. (Boston, 1864), 2:525; this statement is copied in Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, p. 345.|
|421.||Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, as prepared by the State of New Jersey Adjutant General’s Office (1870), p. 617.|
|422.||E. Alfred Jones, The Loyalists of New Jersey: their memorials, petitions, claims, etc., from English records (Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, X, 1927), 88-89. This passage originally appeared in Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, 11:3 (1926).|
|423.||Marion Gilroy, Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia (Public Archives of Nova Scotia Publication no. 4, 1937).|
|424.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 123, 124.|
|425.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 227, 224.|
|426.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 133, 389-92, at p. 389; Abraham Hatfield, The Hatfields of Westchester: a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Hatfield, of New Amsterdam and Mamaroneck, whose sons settled in White Plains, Westchester County, New York (New York, 1935), 69; Elaine Deion, The Hatfield Grant, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/ns/digby/perm2/hatfield.htm.|
|427.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 152.|
|428.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 182.|
|429.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 152-53.|
|430.||See the landholders’ map in Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Elgin (Toronto, 1877), 14-15, which shows:
|431.||We rely heavily on Theresa Gaskell, Parmentiers, available online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=theresagaskell.|
|432.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 137, 138.|
|433.||Theresa Gaskell, Parmentiers, available online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=theresagaskell.|
|434.||Charles A. Armour, “Colin Campbell,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 11:146-47.|
|435.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 138.|
|436.||Christian Messenger, 13 September 1865.|
|437.||Gordon Alan Morris, The Sabin Family in North America, available online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gamorris.|
|438.||Gordon Alan Morris, The Sabin Family in North America, available online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gamorris.|
|439.||From postings to the Freer Family Genealogy Forum and the UNITED-EMPIRE-LOYALIST-L Archives by Judy St. Eve Schor.|
|440.||Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia, 138.|
|441.||1828 Militia Men of Malahide Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada, at http://www.elginogs.ca/Home/ancestor-indexes/military/1828-militia-rolls, reproduced from Men of Upper Canada, Militia Nominal Rolls, 1828-1829, ed. Bruce S. Elliott, Dan Walker and Fawne Stratford-Devai (Ontario Genealogical Society, 1995). This record states that he was born 6 June 1796 in Nova Scotia, which is only one day off that of 7 June 1796 which is (apparently) given for him in an old family record.|
|442.||Glazier, LeRoy family, p. 13, where however his calculated birthdate is incorrectly given as 1784 instead of 1785.|
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