I am just starting to research this line, well not starting but have just returned to do some of this research. I have never heard of such a story but find it an interesting conclusion.
We decend from this man, (not paper proved as of yet) although through the years our name was changed to that of Van Wagoner.
I would love to get in communication with you and share notes. Most of my information is from the "The Vans" Van Wagenen - Van Wagoner genealogy of 1630-1969 History, Ancestors and Descendants of JOHN HALMAGH VAN WAGONER and that of bergen county records.
My name is Teressa Lenkey and I look forward to hopefully hearing from you soon.