Re: Brinckerhoff-Conklin - Duryee Owasco, NY
Thanks. I found notes in file that this is from page 159 of the Brin[c]khoff book. Is that correct? These notes also indicate a marriage of one George F. Brinckerhoff in 1878, Owasco, NY, to Emma A. Duryee (page 232).
On the Ackerman marriage, I thank you for asking this question as I see that in my write-up I did not cite my source for this indentification of Margaret Ackerman as the wife of Hendrick Brinckerhoff. I'll have to try to reconstruct the source from my files. I am guessing that it came initially from Herbert S. Ackerman's book on his family.
Meanwhile, the information that made me first question the identification of Mary Lee Brinckerhoff as the widow of Hendrick Brinckerhoff is the marriage date provided by Mr. Theodore Brinckerhoff of Mary to John Duryee. At page 426, he provides a marriage date of 27 August 1774. (He does have the correct birth date--the only source among the standard sources I have looked at, i.e. Bergen, Labaw, Gasero, who does).
However, the bible records for this couple have been published in the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey [GSNJ Bible:2892] and the Duryees have entered their marriage date as 30 March 1777.
I also wondered why John Duryee and Mary Lee Brinckerhoff would name a son Henry Brinckerhoff Duryee. The family does not appear to follow the expected naming conventions carefully, because the first-born son in named John, so by itself, this is not necessarily indicative of anything--but if Hendrick Brinckerhoff was the grandfather and not the deceased first husband of Mary Lee, this would be more in keeping with the conventions.
The Duryee bible records list the children is this order:
1. Catherine (named for her grandmother Catherine Schenck Duryee).
2. John L. (apparently a John, Jr., but does the "L." stand for Lee?).
3. George J. (named for his grandfather Duryee).
4. Henry Brinckerhoff Duryee (named for his grandfather Brinckerhoff?).
5. Elizabeth Duryee (should be named for the other grandmother--is she named for John Duryee's sister Elizabeth Duryee Barkuloo?)
6. Jane Lee Duryee (is she named for Mary Lee Brinckerhoff Duryee's mother?).
I note that there is no daughter named Margaret, which is detrimental to the proposal that Mary Lee Brinckerhoff was the daughter of Margaret Ackerman. Further, Mary was born in 1749, so married Duryee at 28 years of age, which is late. This certainly leaves room for her to have married before.
The only other thing I can note at this point is that my handwritten notes from Mr. Brinckerhoff's page 426 is that I had written "(widow of Hendrick?)." I can't tell if that is my question mark or his.
If Mary was born a Lee and her parents were John and Jane Lee, and had married Hendrick Brinckerhoff first, then Duryee, and this can be demonstrated, I will naturally be glad to be corrected.
Since the book was published in 1984, perhaps more and better documentation has been obtained?