Please do not edit your write-up on your family to state the your Cornelius Van Sicklen married Catherine Boerum, or Johnson Boerum, or Boerum Johnson.
This is what I had said in my previous note:
"Unfortunately for your theory, nascent and happenstance though it may be, this Cornelius married Catherine Boerum, not Catherine Johnson, and removed from Kings County, Long Island, New York to Hempstead, Queens County (later Nassau County), Long Island.
I am a descendant of Johannes Van Siclen and Gertrude Lott, through their son Abraham Van Siclen, husband of Cornelia Cornell, of New Lots, Kings County, Long Island."
Please note especially the information that Cornelius Van Siclen, the son of Johannes Van Siclen and Gertrude Lott, and his wife Catherine Boerum removed to Hempstead, Long Island. They are buried in Bayshore, Suffolk County, Long Island. Neither went to Canada.
I have also said to you that your ancestor Cornelius Van Siclen was the brother of my Johannes Van Siclen. That is, he is the uncle (and namesake) of Cornelius Van Siclen, husband of Catherine Boerum.
I hope that this is plain enough. Your Cornelius Van Sic[k]len married first, Femmetie (Phoebe) Vanderveer, then Catherine Johnson.
It should not surprise you that Fanny & Co. should remember the name Catherine Johnson as the wife of Cornelius. However, this Cornelius was born 24 January 1726 and died before 25 February 1806 (when his will was proved). He married, by New York license dated 11 June 1771, Catherine Johnson.
In his will, writtenat Clinton, New York on 10 April 1805, your Cornelius Van Sicklen, husband of his then-wife Catherine Johnson, names "his wife and his children by her, Cornelis, Phebe and Court, also his eldest son Ferdinandus, son Hendrick, daughter Anne deceased, and daughters Maria Freer, Charity Clump and Evah Bates." His son Cornelis is your ancestor. As Doug has taken great pains to try to show you, this Cornelis (Cornelius, Jr., if your prefer), married Annetje, or Hannah, Lawson and they removed from Dutchess County, New York to Canada.
There is other "stuff" to help define this family, but, frankly, you seem oblivious to whatever is presented to you that does not conform with your ideas.
It bears repeating that the sole purpose of Violetta Voorhees' making her affidavit and having her mother and uncle make their affidavits, and having the notary notarize the transcript of the family bible, was so that Violetta could join the DAR. Her membership was denied by the national office.
Have you asked yourself why?
Frankly, I think that in her fervor to join the DAR, Violetta slipped a gear and lost a generation. This is not uncommon, Ed. Her elders likewise, somehow, lost track. Maybe they just acquiesced, maybe they just weren't sure and were glad to accept Violetta's rendition. But, the DAR didn't. And for good reason. Doug has explained that to you.
At any rate, Catherine (Boerum) Van Siclen is not your ancestor, nor her husband Cornelius Van Siclen, of Long Island.