Thankyou Sally, for your input on references for Jacobje's Adriaen Aten being the ?son of Hendrick and Maria DeMott.I will study this carefully, and try to understand why there are various dates of birth.I continue to be puzzled to see that Thomas' son's birth date, keeps being given to Hendrick's Adriaen. That is so weird to see Thomas' son's birthdate and Hendrick's son's death date for the same person. The other interesting problem, for me, is that Thomas and Elsje, and their children, come to Somerset Co. NJ, by @ 1717.Hendrick stays in Hempstead, NY. At this time, I covet any information that might show that Thomas and Elsje's other children refer to Adriaen as their ?cousin who marries Jacobje Middagh.Then I would have an easier time believing Adriaen is the son of Hendrick and Maria DeMott, and not of Thomas Aten and Elsje Skillman, who also made this migation to Somerset, NJ.
I am currently scouring the documents of the other children of Thomas and Elsje.I must insist on more than a naming pattern, to believe Adriean didn't come to NJ with his parents, as a teenaged young man.Please have patience with me, as I struggle to find clarity.I appreciate all the sources you site, and I will persue them. Thank you Sally Warm Regards, Pamela Aten Service