Parts of my research are from the book: "Early memoirs of the Stilwell family, comprising the life and times of Nicholas Stilwell, the common ancestor of the numerous families bearing that surname, with some account of his brothers John and Jasper and incidentally a sketch of the history of Manhattan island and its vicinity, under the Dutch, with some contributions to a genealogy of the family (1878)" By Benjamin Marshall Stilwell. You can read some pages of this book online. Also "My forefathers, their history from records & traditions (1910) By Augustus Maunsell Brandhurst 1865-1923. You can also read this book online. The rest is from researching my family line: MY FAMILY HISTORY
Concubine, his second wife, and Admiral Jan Jansen Van Harlem, My 11th GREAT GRANDPARENTS. She was born in Cartagena, Spain. She spoke Arabic and was a Moor, a mix of black, Arab and Spanish. She was Islamic. Jan was Dutch, a former Christian and converted to Islam. Note: Jan’s parents were Gijsbert Van Haarlem and Kornelia Boucquet. He was also known as the Pirate of Barbary Coast.
Grietje Reiners and Anthony Jansen Van Salee, Netherlands, Spain and Morroco. My 10th GREAT GRANDPARENTS ( Anthony was a (Mullato) He was born in Cartagena, Spain. They moved to Morroco. His father was Dutch. Anthony converted to Islam but raised his children Christian when they moved to New York. His wife was Dutch. Note: She was also known as the First Prostitute of New York. They raised their children Christian in the Dutch Reform Church of New York.
Sarah Antonise Jansen and Jan Emans Jr. Netherlands, Virginia, New York., My 9TH GREAT GRANDPARENTS.
Abraham Emans and Rebecca Stillwell, New York and New Jersey. My 8th GREAT GRANDPARENTS. Note: Rebecca Stillwell’s parents were Nicholas Stillwell III and Elizabeth Catherine Huybert, daughter of Huybert Van Keuren. Elizabeth was the widow of Charles Morgan. Nicholas parents were Nicholas Stillwell and Abigail Hopton.
Abraham Emans and Rebecca Stillwell’s son Abraham Emans married Alice Stillwell. Alice Stillwell’s parent’s were John Stillwell and Rebecca Throckmorton. John’s parents were Richard Stilwell and Mary Holms. Richard‘s parents were Nicholas Stillwell and Abigail Hopton. So our 8th great grandmother’s son married her grandparent’s, great granddaughter.
Neeltjen Van Aken and Jan (John) Emmens My 7th GREAT GRANDPARENTS. Kingston Ulster, New York and Sussex New Jersey. Dutch Reform Church.
Nathaniel Westfall and Catherine Emmens, Rochester, Ulster new York and Sussex, New Jersey. My 6th GREAT GRANDPARENTS. Note: Nathaniel’s parents were Nicholas Westfall and Bregjen Middaugh. His grandparents were Johannes Westfall and Marretje Kool. His great grandparents were Johannes Westfall and Marretje Kool. Marretge’s parents were Hans Jansen Van Noordstrandt and Rymerig Volkert. A park in New York is named after his family Nostrand Park in Brooklyn, New York. Dutch Reformists.
Sarah Westfall and Thomas Hamilton, My 5TH GREAT GRANDPARENTS. New Jersey,Pennsylvania. Sarah drowned, while crossing the Swatara River in Pennsylvania. Thomas remarried Lydia Colburn.Her first husband was Joseph Brealey, who desended from David Brealey one of the signers of the Constitution. Note: Thomas Hamilton’s parents were James Hamilton and Susanna Newman. James Hamilton’s father’s name was John Hamilton. He came to America on ship Diligance, with his 3 children, no wife, and died soon after 1729.
James Hamilton and Mary Agnes Logue. My 4TH GREAT GRANDPARENTS Meadville, Pennsylvania Note: Mary Agnes Logue’s parents were Hugh Logue and Agnes
JohnathanHamilton and Nancy Adams, My 3rd GREAT GRANDPARENTS Meadville, Pennsylvania
Sarah Hamilton and David Bower, My 2nd GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mesopotamia, Ohio and Siverly, Pennsylvania. Note:David’s parents were Moses Bower and Sarah. His grandparents were Jacob Bower and Elizabeth. His great - grandparents were Andrew Bower and Elizabeth. His 2nd great grandparents were Michael Bower and Catherine. David was born in York County, Pennsylvania and his family moved to Mesopotamia, Ohio. Michael Bower’s father from Switzerland, may have been a Mennonite.
Rosa Bower and Richard Foley, My GREAT GRANDPARENTS Rosa born in Ohio. They also lived in Siverly, Pennsylvania.
Ernest Foley and Anna Lind, My GRANDPARENTS Oil City, Pennsylvania