Michael, "family stories" are always fun. In my contacts to other Cornelisons I have heard these tales. On the Black Watch, our name is supposed to be listed on the plaque in the background. As to the Manhattan lands, these were in the mid 1600s and before last names were established by the Dutch and thus "second names" indicated a man's father's first name. So a Jan Cornelisze would have children with Janszen as their last name. I have heard it suggested that we connect to Newkirk and have researched a great deal, but have yet to find myself or be told by others specifically where we could fit.