I am posting this as trhe total of my information on this subject and the Hudson River area of New York for the period commencing about 1668. Mathys Ten Eyck is mentioned, however of more importance to me right now is Frederick Ten Eyck of the Monongalia region of West Virginia and those descendants who have changed the spelling to ICE.
ROOSA FAMILY NOTES:
These notes are excerped from various sources and research of other Roosa family members; the validity of the contents of these notes can be backed up in some cases with documents and in others need more validation.
Aldert (Albert, Alaerdt, Allard) Heymansen ROOSA, the founder of the Roosa family in America, was born in 1621 in Herwynen, Gelderland, Netherlands.With his wife and eight children, the Roosas arrived at New Netherlands on April 15, 1660 on the ship "De Bonte Koe,"The Spotted Cow."Aldert was a wealthy man for his day and brought considerable property with him and quickly "occupied an influential position in the new settlement."
In the Spring of 1661, he joined in a contract guaranteeing a salary to Domine Bloem who had been called as the regular pastor of the Dutch Church at Wiltwyck.Upon their arrival, Aldert secured passage for himself and family for Esopus (Kingston) and took up residence in the Esopus District at Wiltwyck by 1664.When a new village was laid out, he remained there, and from that time to his death, he resided at Hurley.At the destruction of the village of Hurley on June 7, 1663 by the Indians, two of the Roosa children with 43 others were taken captive.They were rescued by the colonial forces under the command of Captain Martin Kregier.
After the surrender of the Dutch government to the English in 1664, Aldert led the revolt of the Burghers against military leaders.He and Cornelius Barentsen Slecht and two others were found guilty of a rebelliousand mutinous riot at Esopus and were taken to New York for sentencing.Roosa was to be banished for life out of the governmdent and the others for shorter terms out of Esopus, Albany, and New York.Each of their sentences were later modified and the offenders returned to Esopus.
Governor Francis Lovelace restored Roosa to favor and in 1669 appointed him and Luis Du Bois as two of the overseers for Hurley (New Dorp) or New Village.Roosa also served in the military forces of the Colony as mustering officer and in other capactiies.He died on February 27, 1679 at Hurley, Ulster Co.,New York.
He was married circa 1642 to Wyntje Ariens de Jonge, the daughter of Adr5ian Miertensen de Jonge and Maritje.Wyntje was born about 1630, probably in Holland.
The children of Aldert Roosa and Wyntje Ariens de Jonge were:
(1) Captain Arie (Aria) ROOSA, who was baptized on June 3, 1643 in Herwynen, Gelderland, Netherlands.In 1668, he was granted a large tract of land in Dtuchess Co., NY, referred to as the "Roosa Patent" and containing aboutone thousand five hundred (1,500) acres opposite Roundout Creek near Kingston and extending along the bank of the Hudson River.He married circa 1670 to Marie Everte PELS, daughter of Evert Pels and Janettje Symens.He died in 1677 at Hurley, NY.
(2) Heymann Albertse ROOSA was born on January 4, 1644 in Herwynen, Gerderland, Netherlands.His will was made on Augut 25, 1708 and probated on September 9, 1708.He married Anna Margriet Roosevelt (1654-1706) the daughter of Claes Martenzen van Rosenvelt and Janetje Samuels Thomas.They resided at Kinglston, NY.
(3) Jan Albertsen ROOSA was born in 1646 in Herwynen, Gerderland, Netherlands.His will was made on May 16, 1736.He married Hellengond Willemsen Van Buren.
(4) Ikee (Eyke) ROOSA was born in 1651 in Herwynen, Gelderland, Netherlands, and diedabout 1684/5 Hurley, Ulster Co., NY.She married Roeloff Kierstede, born January 1, 1646/7, the son of Dr. Hans Kierstede and Sara Roelofse Jans.
(5) Maritje ROOSA was born in 1656 in Herwynen, Gelderland, Netherlands.She married circa 1672, Laurens Jansen Kortryk (1651-1727) (see LOW family)
(6)Neeltje ROOSA was born in 1653 in Herwynen, Gelderland, Netherlands and died after 1745.She married in 1676 Hendric Paeldin (Henry Pawling).
(7) Jannetje ROOSA was born in 1656 in Herwynen, Gelderland, Netherlands.She married Matthys Ten Eyck (1657-1741) on November 16, 1679 in Hurley, Ulster Co., NY.
(8) Aert ROOSA was born in 1658 in Herwynen, Gelderland, Netherlands and died young.
(9) ? Annatje ROOSA is named in the NY Gen and Biog. Rec., Vol. 69, p. 31, but no further record is found of her in the Kingston records.
(10) Geurt ROOSA was born in 1664 at Kingston, NY.He died on June 15, 1664 , before his baptism.
Collins, Holdridge O., "The Roosa Family of Ulster and Dutchess Counties, NY,"Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. 31, July 1900, p. 163+.
Lowe, Blanche Beal, Twelve Generations of One Line of Lowe Descended From Jan Bastiaensen and Son Laurens Jansen Dutch Immigrants to New Amsterdam 1663, Stanton, CA 1972.
Records of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, NY.
Other Online Descendant:
Jeanne Delmain descends from Maritje Roosa, wife of Laurense Jansen Kortryk.
Marge Graydescends from both Arien Albertsen Roosa who married Maria Everte Pels and Eyke Albertse Roosa, wife of RoeloffKierstede.
Mike Lacopo descends from both Arien Albertsen Roosa who married Maria Everte Pels and Eyke Albertse Roosa, wife of Roeloff Kierstede.
Merle Mooredescends from Eyke Albertse Roosa, wife of Roeloff Kierstede.
Dicey Niggldescends from Maritje Roosa, wife of Laurens Jansen Kortryk.
Melrose Trimble descebds from Neeltje Roosa, wife of Hendric Paeldin.
Cheska Wheatley descends from Maritje Roosa, wife of Laurens Jansen Kortryk.
Abraham Roosa, Born on December 7, 1831 (died July 20, 1891 when he was 61 years of age), married Patience Elizabeth(Eliza Peck) who was born on March 26, 1867 and died onFebruary 15, 1910.
It has been said that Abraham tried to take his own life three times.He was very erratic.First, he cut his own throat and second he tried hanging himself and lived through all of that.
Poison finally ended his life.
regardingIsaac Roosa, born on January 18, 1835 (died April 15, 1894 at 59 years of age never married.
Mary Jane Roosa, born in 1840 and died in 1912.She married Alvin House on Augut 29, 1858.She was listed ath the court house to have married two men in the same year, same month, same day (?)
James Roosa, born in December of 1842 and died on Alpril 6, 1906 at 64 years of age.
Clarisa and Clarinda Roosa, born on September 5, 1845
Clarinda died in 1914 at 69 years of age
Claris adied in 1921 at 76 years of age.She never married
Byran (Byron) Roosa was born in 1849 and Died in 1850
Wilbur Roosa was born May 4, 1851 and died in 1903.He was 52 years of age.Most all of the Roosas of this generationsuffered from Brights Disease which they believed was inherited from their Great Grandfather Roosa who came to this country on the Mayflower.
Regarding Thomas Van Roosa , born March 20, 1880 and died April 8, 1949, was the son of Joel and Ellen (Lingo) Roosa, descendent of the Roosas that came in April 1660 from the Netherlands on the ship Bonte Kou(Spotted Cow) and settled in New York.He married Ida Anspaugh, descendent of the Royal House of Anspaugh and one Caroline Anspaugh became the wife of the King of England by married George II.Ida and Tom had two daughters, Inez Mae Moore and Luella Myra Moore.All members of Maccabee Order of the Disciple Church.
The Roosa Family of Ulster and Dutchess Counties, New York
An article reprinted from the New York Geneological and Bogiographical Record, Volume 31, July 1900.
The ancestors of the Roosa family in America were descended from Albert Heymans Roosa.He landed in New Netherland in April, 1660, coming on the ship Bonti Koo, (Spootted Cow) in company with Roeloff Swartseout and others.
The record of his arrival is found in the Documentary History of New York, Vol. 3, p. 56 under early immigrants to New Netherland 1656-1664.
The accounts are as follows:Albert Heymans, Agriculturalist from Gelderland and his wife and eight children.The wife of Albert Heymans Roosa was named Wyntje Allards or Ariends and soon after their arrival they settled in the Esopus district at Wiltwych, now Kingston, Ulster County, NY.
At this place, with Cornelius Barents Slecht and wife; Lryntjo Bos Mathese Blanchere and wife, Madeline Jorisco; Roellof Swartivout and Eva Albertus Bradt de Noorman and others.
Albert Heymans Roosa and his wife participated in the first administration of the Lords Supper on December 25, 1660 by the Reverend Harmonus Bloem.
Roosa was a wealthy man for those days, bringing with him considerable property from Holland.He speedily occupied an influential position in the new settlement.
In the spring of 1661, he joined in a contract which guaranteed a slary to Domine Bloem, who had been called as the regular pastor of the Dutch Church of Wiltoyck.(? sp.)
Copy of the Agreement
The undersigned inhabitants of the serttlement at he place called Esopus, promise to give our Reverend Minister Harmonus Bloem as salary for the first year (which salary had commended upon his arrival here on the 5th of September, 1660) the sum of seven hundred guilders in corn at beaver valuation in case his farm should fail and we promise further to put the farm in good order according to contract as soon as the land has been allotted and to raise that sum at the latest for the coming farming season.
This we the undersigned promise faithfully and truly to do.This done on the 4th of March, 1661.
Cornelius Barentsen Slecht
Mark of Gentury Andries
Alaerds Heymansen Roose (a)
See documents relating to the history and settlement of the towns along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, page 194 being Volume 13, old series and Volume 2, new series of documents relating to the Colonial history of the State of New York .
The history of Kingston ,New York, page 22 by Marius Shoonmaker of Kingston.
Esopus was then without a local government and, in fact, a dependency of Fort Orange.The people were dissatisfied with such a dependent position and wanted a government of their own.About that time, Roeloff Swartout, a son of one of the original settlers visited Holland , and through his representives and other influences the Amsterdam directors of the West India Company determined to make the Esopus settlement an independent jurisdiction.In pursuance of such a plan, they passed an order appointing Roeloff Swartwout, Schout of Esopus, his duties embracing the powers of Sherriff and the duties of Prosecuting Attorney in criminal proceedings.
Pursuant to the directions of their Lords High Mightiness of Holland government, Governor Stuyvesant and his Council of New Amsterdam on May 16, 1661, granted a charter to organize a civil government at Wiltoyck.
The Order was in Dutch, and it is recorded in the Wiltoyck rtecords, the following is a translation thereof:
May 16, 1661, Director General Peterus Stuyvesant delegated and authorized in all matters of government relating to the public welfare of all the county of the New Netherland by power and commission from the noble Lord , Directors of the privileged West India Company, observing the condition and the situations of a place called the Esopus which now has been inhabited and settled six or seven years hath in consideration of the situation and population thereof, erected locality into a village and given it the name of Wiltoyck whereof it shall be called now and henceforth.
A copy of the Charter is found in Schoonmakers History of Kingstown, pages 24-28 and appendixed pages 503-506and in documents relating to the history and settlement of the town along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers above cited at pages 196-198.See also History of the State of New York .
First period, 1609-1664, page 690, by John Romeyan Brodhead.By this charter, Evert Pels, Cornelius Barentson Slecht and Elbert Heymans Roosa were appointed the magistrates who, with the presiding Schout, RoeloffSwartwout, completed the first village and first judicial tribunal in this section of the state.A copy of the "Oath of Office" of the first three magistrates is given on page 196 of documents above cited.
In 1661, Roosa was appointed one of the three commissioners to enclose the new village at the Esopus called, Hurly.
See Register of New Netherland, 1626 to 1674, by E. B. O'Callagan, LLD, pages 71 and 158.This volume is the blue book of the Dutch and French Huguenot families of early New Netherlands.
In 1662, a schedule of the old and newly surveyed lots in Wiltowyck with the names of their owners was made out and in the list of old lots before the place was laid out, appears the names of Everet Pels, owner of lot , and Jan Broorson (Dekker) owner of lot 11.In the list of lots newly laid out, Albert Heymanson (Roosa) appears as the owner of lot 24, and Jurian Wesvall as owner of lot 25.(Documents, etc, page 230, Hitory of Kingston pages 28-29.At the destruction of the village of Hurly on June 7, 1663, by the Indians, two of the Roosa Children with 43 others, women and children were taken captive.The story of the rescue of these captives by Colonial Forces, under Commander, Captain Maratin Kriegor, is one of the most interesting of the episodes in the history of early New York.It may be found in docments, etc., page 256, et sec, and page 325, et sec.Docmentary History New York, Volume 4, page 39 et sec. and in bi-cortinary reunion of the descendents of Louis and Jaques DuBoise.
The authorities above cited contain many accounts ofthe acts of Roosa in the early making of Kingston , in all of which he appears as a leader and director of events.
In September 1665, soon after New Netherland had become a province of Great Britain, the English Governor,Richard Niccolls visited Kingston and placed Captain Daniel Broadhead in command of the place.Owing to that officers tyrant conduct and many acts of oppression and cruelty by the English soldiers under his command, the inhabitants rose in open hostility in 1667.In their petition to Governor Nicholls, for redress, the inhabitants set forth numerous deeds of cruelty by the soldiers.Eight of the items are as follows:
Cornelius Barentsen Slecht is beaten in his home by his solider, George Porter and after this by the other soliders, forced to prison and was, bysome soliders at his imprisonment used very hard.
It happened that Captain Brodhead coming at the house of Louis DuBoise took an anchor of Brandyand threw it to the ground because, they said that Du Boise refused to give him brandy without pay and did likewise force the said Du Boise to give him brandy and the said Du Boise his wife coming for her money at Brodhead's house, he drove Du Boise's wife away with a bread knife out of his house.
Albert Heymans Roosa going with his plow iron to the Smiths was assaulted by five soliders who wounded him very much , whereupon the soldiers said Albert Heymans doing so without any reason , brought him to prison was most grievously wounded by Richard Hamor.
John Corneliusen Smith going along the streets was assaulted and persecuted to his very shop and was liked to have been murdered by George Porter but was hindered in his decision by Franz Verman and the said George Porter had likewise upon the street said day assaulted Roeloff Swartwout.
Cornelius Barentsen Slecht being by Captain Broadhand very ill treated in his own home was afterwards by the said Captain forced to prison and taken by his arms by force take from his home which still remainds by Captain Brodhead.
Governor Nicolls, on Apirl 16, 1667 appointed a commission to inquire into their troubles and in his letter of instructions, he says:Albert Heymans Roosa and Anthony D. Elba have spoken most malacious words and I look upon them as incondiaries and dissatisifed persons if their words be proven they shall not be suffered to live in this government.If they have been actors in the late riot, pitch upon them two, for ringleaders and given them orders to, inventory and secure their estates by the Schout and Commissionaries.
Documents, etc., page 407 History of Kingston, pages 52-57.These troubles are called the Mutiny at Esopus in the histories of the times.
The Commission appointed by Governor Nicolls sat at Esopus for three days.Capt. Brodhead admitted the truth of the charges against him.He was suspends from command and he died three months afterwards on July 14, 1667 at Esopus.
Albert Heymans Rossa and Cornelius Barentson Slect and two others were found guilty of a rebellious and mutinous riot and were taken to New York for sentencing.Nicolls by advice of his Council on May 3rd, sentenced Heymans to be banished for life out of the government and the others for shorter terms out of Esopus, Albany, and New York.All of these sentences of the Burghers were subsequently modified and the offenders returned to Esopus.
From the New York Geneology and Biography record Volume 32, Oct. 1900 continued.
Governor Francis Lovelace restored Roosa to favor in 1669, appointed him and Louis Du Boise as two of the overseers for Hurly, called New Days or New Village.In 1673, he was confirmed as one of the officers at Esopus by Governor Anthony Calve and described as Captain Albert Heymans who had been prominent in the riot of 1667.The records state that in 1669, Albert Heymans Roosa petitioned to set up a brewery house and tan fats in Hurly and an order was made granting him permission.
His name appears with that of his son, Albertson Roosa and those of Jacob Jenesen, Van Elton, Jan Janison, , Jan Janisen, , Theodore Anick, Roeloff Swarthout, Matty Blanshen, Lewis Du Boise and others to the petition to Sir Edmund Andros, Governor of New York, praying that he would assist them in procuring a minisiter for Esopus that can preach both English and Dutch will be most fitting for this place.
it being in its minority documents, etc., pages 545-544, Documented History of New York, Vol. 3, page 965.
Albert Heymans Roosa served in the militsary forces of the Colony as Mustering Out Officer and in other capacity and on April 5, 1670 at military rendezvous held at Marbletown, he was present as Sargent of Captain Henry Pauling Company at which also appeared his son Arie Roosa as Private.
In 1673, Albert was Captain of a company recruited from Hurley and Marbletown.See second annual report of the state History of New York, pages 378-379 and 384.See also same volume pages 185,191,198,201,204,766,276,285,285,290,294,298 and 427, for accounts of Albert and his son Arie Roosa.
Albert Heymans Roosa died in Hurley on February 27, 1679.In 1685, his wife, widow, Wyntje Allard secured a great grant of 320 acres at Hurley.Albert Heymsans Roosa had the followilng children.
1.Arie or Arias, Born in Holland, married Maria Pels, duahgter of the Schopin Everette Pels in Kingston.The proof of this marriage are found in the records of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston.These records were translated by Reverend Roswell Randall Hoes, a Chaplain, USN, and printed in 1891 by the De Vinn (? sp) Press of New York.The volume entitled Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Chruch at Kingston, etc.
Children of Arie or Arios Roosa and Maria Pels Roosa
1.Page 12 of that volume, No. 196, Ary Howymannso Roosa and Marie Pels Roosa attended the baptism of their Child (Everette).
2.Page 16 - No 244 , Ary Roosaand Maria Pels attend the baptism of their child (Weyntie)
3.Page 24 - No. 426, baptism of (Engelitio)
4.Page 30 - No 544, baptism of (Annetji)
5.Page 42 - No. 785, baptism of (Arien)
6.Page 54 - No. 1056, baptism of (Mary)
The records are recorded the name of Arie Roosa is differently spelled:Aria - Arisan, Arion Roosa, Roos, Rose, etc.The mother os Maria Pels was Jannetje Symons Pels and the record of her marriage to Everette Pels appears on Page 2, No. 10, and pages 4, No. 55 of said (Hoes Register)
Heyman married Margaaret Roosevels
Jan Married Helligond Williams
Ikee married Roeloff Kierstedt
Maritje married Laureense Jansen
Multien married HendrickPaulding, Henry Paulding Bains 176, No. 3
Jannetje married Matys TenEyck, November 16, 1679
Guert diedJune 15, 1664.The records read as follows:(This son died before baptism)
Arie Roosa came from Holland with his father, Albert Heymans Roose and mother Wyntje Allard on the (Spotted Cow).
His name spelled Arrie Roos is found on a reel of the names and surnames of them that have taken the oath of allegiane in this County of Ulster by order of his Excellancy, the Governor, the first day of September 1689 and also upon (a list of freeholders within the County of Ulster 1728) The freeholders for the town of Kingston Vizt.In this later list, his name is spelled Aldert Ariese Roose, Biography History New York, Vol. 1, pages 279 and 281.Vol. 3, pages 969-970.In the former list appears also the names of Abraham Du Boid, Thomas Anick, Cornelius Slect, Jan Eltin, Jan Van Vliet, Jacob Van Etten, Jan VanEtten (his son), Benjamine Provoost, Louis Du Bois, Johannes Westbroek, Jan Broorsen Dekker and Everett Pels.
The New York Army List for 17090 embraces the following:
Province of New York
Lists of the present officers of the Militia in his Majestys Province of New York in America, commisioned by his Excellance Richard Earle of Bellmont, Captain and Governor in Chief in and over his majesty said Province and C. Vizt of the Regiment of Militia in the Counties of Ulster and Dutchess.
Jacob Rutsen, Leiut. Col. of other foot Company in said Counties, Aria Rose, Capt., John Rose, Lieut.Aria Gerrutes, Ensigne.
Documentary History New York, Vol. 1, pages 357-363, Second Annual Report, New York Historian, pages 419-427.
In 1686, Arie Roosa, Jan Elting, Gerrit Aartsen, Hendrick Kip and Jacob Kip were granted a large tract of land in Dutchess County.This grant is called Arie Roosa Patent and it embraced about 1500 acres opposite Roundout Creek near Kingston and extending along the bank of the Hudson River.
Arie Roose and Co. patent granted June 2, 1688 by Governor Dongan.This original poatent is in the possession of the family of the late William Kelly of Rhinebeck whose lands are still within the tyerritory covered by the Indian Deed to Artsen Rosa and Elting.
New York Geneolory and Biography record of Vol. 12, page 29
Arie Roosa settled upon this grant and lived there his remaining life and many of his descendents are now found in Dutchess County, prosperious farmers and merchants.
Aria Roosa and wife, Maria Pels had the following children:
Janetje Roose, born 1670.Married Jan Van Elten in 1690- marriage evidence, see deed executed in 1725 records in Book CC"Ulster County Records)In Hoes Kingston Church records at page 40, No. 759; page 43.No. 1264; page 70, No. 1431;page 75, No. 759; page 43, No. 1698; page 94, No. 1943 and page111, No. 2323.Jan Van Elten and his wife, Janetje Roose attended ath the baptism of their children.
Jan Van Elten survived his wife.On page 560 of the same Volume at NO. 717 is given the record of his second mariage where in it is recorded that he is a widower of Janetje Roosa.
Everette - baptized October 26, 1679
Weyntie - baptized June 4, 1862
Engeltie - baptized September 3, 1685
Annetjie - baptized December 22, 1687
Arien - baptized August 28, 1698
An account of Jannetje Roosa's husband Jan Van Elten may be found in the paper entitled "Harmonus Bloe."
The Van Elten family of Ulster and Orange County published in New York Geneology and biography Record.
Vol. XXX, page 52, January 1899
Vol. xxx, page 183, July 1899
Vol. xxx, page 229, October 1899
Clifton, New Jersey
Records show that Abraham D. Roosa and Joshua Roosa married sisteres, Mary Cromm and Nelsie Cromm about 1850.From this date we can trace the Roosa lineage to present day
At the time this was written, 9,715,625 Roosas
Albert Heymus Roosa No. 1