Jacob Hendrick Suydam was the son of Hendrick Rycken. I am also a direct line descendant.We must be related.I currently live in Georgia.I have an affidavit from my Grandfather detailing the direct line.I also have a copy of a Monograph by Rev. J. Howard Suydam, D.D. called 1663 Hendrick Rycken, The Progenitor of The Suydam Family in America.It was published by the Knickerbocker Press, NY in 1898.My affidavit states that Hendrick Rycken died in 1701.His son, Jacob Hendrick Suydam was born in Flatbush, Kings County, N.Y. and was baptised October 10, 1666.He died in Flatbush On Jan 22, 1738.Jacob had a son Hendrick Jacob Suydam born in 1696 and the affidavit continues on from there. It traces the direct line from my father to Hendrick Rycken.