The following is a footnote to a work I have done on the Corby and other families.When I first obtained data from the decendents they had reference to a work done for this family which linked the relationshipo to Anneke Jans Bogardus by reference to the Keirstead family connection. In trying to independently confirm this connection, I found it to be incorrect and I'm sure that this true connection was to the Carstang family and not the Keirsteads. The following is my footnote in the genealogy manuscript I prepared for my son-in-law's family.
A claimed Anneke Jans Bogardus connection:
On 24 August 1866, John Corby’s great-grandson, Amasa David Corby bought a bond from William Jenkins of Newark, New Jersey, and Charles Quimby of Orange, New Jersey with a face value of $10,000 which was to return “the just and full proportion, share or part of any lands, houses, money, goods or chattels… that said Amzi (sic) D. Corby… may be entitled to, as one of the lineal descendants of Aniake Jants(sic) Bogardus….”The purchase of this bond by Amasa David Corby was based on three false assumptions.The first was that John Corby’s first wife was Martha “Kierstead” when in fact she was Martha Carstang. The second was that Martha “Kierstead” was a descendant of Anneke Jans Bogardus, but no descendant of that name has been found. The third was that the “heirs” would win a judgment in court against Trinity Church (located at Broadway and Wall Street in present Manhattan, New York), which was the current owner of the farm of Anneke Jans Bogardus.
It is here that Mr. Frank A Traver, who prepared a genealogy or pedigree for Laura Walton Lawson (daughter of Samuel Walton and his wife, Mary Jane Sigafoos) born March 3, 1875 in an attempt to establish her as an heir to the estate of Anneke Jans Bogardus claiming the same “Martha Kierstead” above as the spouse of John Corby and thereby erroneously following the Keirstead lineage to Anneke Jans Bogardus.
John Corby and his three sons, Gideon, Johannes (John) and Willem (William) were farmers.However, by the second and third generation, the original Corby lands in Essex County, New Jersey had been divided into ever smaller lots and some of the Corby’s and the Corby sons-in-law became shoemakers. In early times, shoes were made at home and peddled door-to-door.Shortly after the Revolutionary War, shoemaking became more commercial, and the tanning of leather and manufacture of shoes developed into leading industries in Newark and surrounding areas of Essex County, New Jersey.Some workers received material from suppliers and made shoes and boots at home, others opened shoe shops and later factories were established.
John married first in New York, Martha Carstang, daughter of Gideon Carstang and Trinity Cockever. Martha Carstang was born probably in 1710 in New York City and baptized there in the Dutch Reformed Church on May 14, 1710. Martha Carstang died sometime between 1772 and 1782 (27 June 1782) when John Corby married 2nd at the Acquackanonk Dutch Reformed Church, Elizabeth _________ Sinderbox, as widow.While no baptism records have been found for the first four children of John Corby and Martha Carstang, they are believed to have been born in New York, New York. Their fifth child, Jannetje (Jane) was also born in New York, New York and baptized November 11, 1747 at the New York City Dutch Reformed Church.By April 1750 when their daughter Elsie was born, the Corby’s had settled in Newark Township, Essex County, New Jersey.Children from the marriage of John Corby and Martha Carstang are:
1. Gideon, b. ca.1739 married Martha (Patty) Riker.
2. Johannes (John) b. ca. 1741 married Rhoda Parker.
3. Willem (William) b. ca. 1743, married Annatie (Hannah) Sinderbox.
4. Maritje (Mary) b. ca. 1745, married about 1762, Hendrick Koning. (Anglicized to Henry King).
5. Jannete (Jane) baptized March 11, 1747 in the New York City Dutch Reformed Church, m ca. 1768 Matthew Chitterling.
6. Elsje (Elsie) b. November 16, 1749, baptized April 29, 1750 at Second River, New Jersey.
7. Judah (Judy) b. July 21, 1755 married 1785, John S. Egbert.
It is doubtful that there was any issue from John Corby’s second marriage.