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This genealogical compilation of Jan Hendrickse3 BURGHARDT and Catrina Hendrickse VAN WIE andtheir descendants may be used freely for the personal use of individuals researching the BURGHARDT/BURGET and allied families.
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SOURCE: Taylor, Charles J. 'History of Great Barrington [Berkshire] Massachusetts 1676-1882,' Town of Great Barrington, 1928.
Numerous mention of Coenraat Hendrickse Burghardt is made in this publication. He acted on behalf of the settling committee of Housatonic Colony [now the area around Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA] to buy the land from the Indians in or before 1724. He became a prominent landholder in the Upper Township of Sheffield [now Great Barrington] and raised a large family.
Note below that Coenraat's younger brother, John 'De Bruer--also of Kinderhook, was a prominent landholder in the Upper Township.
'Of the first settlers of Great Barrington, a majority were English, several of them from Westfield and that vicinity, a few more Dutch from the state of New York. We are unable to determine the towns from which some the families removed to this place. The earliest settlers of the town, south of the bridge, were Coonrod Burghardt; Samuel Dewey; Samuel Dewey, Jun'r; Asahel Dewey; Thomas Dewey; John Granger; Samuel Harmon; Moses Ingersoll; David King; Stephen King; Moses King; Israel Lawton; Joseph Noble; Thomas Pier; John Phelps; Joshua Root, Joseph Sheldon; Samuel Suydam; Lawrence Suydham; Joshua White; Samuel Younglove; Samuel Younglove, Jr. Most of these settled here from 1726-1730; it is probable that none of them came later than 1733. Above the bridge, the forty proprietary rights in the Upper Township were, in 1742, owned by sixteen individuals, several of whom were non-residents.
The early settlers in that part of the town were: Derrick Hogaboom; Hezekiah and Josiah Phelps; Joseph Pixley and his sons, Jonah, Joseph, Moses, John, and Jonathan; John Williams; Isaac Van Deusen; Jehoiakim Van Valkenburgh, John Burghardt, alias De Bruer; and Hendrick Burghardt. A little later came William King; Thomas Horton; Daniel Nash and his son, Jonathan; Jonathan Willard; and David Ingersoll. These last named appear all to have resided here as early as 1740.
To these settlers, or to the owners of proprietary rights; house lots, with meadow and upland, were laid out by the settling committee along the valley of the river from the north line of Sheffield to the foot of Monument Mountain; and a few locations were made west of the Green River, in the southerly and westerly parts of the town. But with these few exceptions, the settlements were for the most part confined to the valley, and did not penetrate the more remoted parts of the town until 1753, or later.'
Both Coonrod Burghardt and his younger brother, John 'De Bruer' Burghardt were proprietors of land rights when the Upper Township [1722-1742] was finally laid out [see p. 26]. Coonrod had 6 rights [2,400 acres]; and John had 4 rights [1,600 acres].
'John Burghardt [alias John De Bruer], said to have been called De Bruer by reason of his having been formerly engaged in brewing, and perhaps also to distinguish him from others of the same name, was originally from Kinderhook. He had settled, at an early date, above the mountain, in Stockbridge, but when that township was set apart for the Indians, he exchanged his possessions for four rights below the mountain and removed thither about 1736-1737. He settled where Deacon George Beckwith for a long time, and more recently Thomas H. Curtis, resided, on the road to Stockbridge. Here he had a home lot of two hundred acres and large tracts of meadow land along the river.
Mr. Burghardt was deceased before 1770, and his son, John, commonly known by this military title of 'Ensign,' built the Beckwith house, it is believed in 1773. Ensign John Burghardt was a man of character and influence, often serving the town in public offices and committees. He married, before the Revolution, Eleanor, daughter of Israel Dewey. His children were Andrew, who is said to have occupied the old Levi Hyde place; Hugo, a distinguished physician of Richmond; Catherine; and Lambert, who removed to Kinderhook, and who was the grandfather of the late Garrett Burghardt, Esq., of Van Deusenville. Ensign John Burghardt, perhaps seventy years ago, removed to Richmond and spent the latter years of his life with his son, Doctor Hugo Burghardt.'
Re: Burghart Family papers, 1763-1816.
Wed, 03 Jan 2001 12:02:47 -0800
Otto Burgett <[email protected]>
Dale Buschman <[email protected]>, Ruth Haines <[email protected]>,
Kit Kramer <[email protected]>, Cliff Lamere <[email protected]>,
Daine Miles <[email protected]>, Ruth Piwonka <[email protected]>,
Ed Schultz <[email protected]>
THANKS for your e-mail. A BURGHARDT researcher in Kinderhook has previously some of the material therein. A fellow BURGHARDT/BURGET genealogical correspondent who lives in Albany might be willing to take a look at the material when she gets a chance.
James Brady wrote:
> I don't know if you have seen this material before. I stumbled across it while searching the on-line catalog of the New York State Library and Archives.
> ITEM REPORT
> Produced Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 6:53 PM
> Local system #: (NIC)NYAB01G-080-0042
> Author: Burghart Family.
> Title: Burghart Family papers, 1763-1816.
> Quantity: 15 items
> Historical/biog note: The Burgharts were a farm family in Kinderhook, New York.
> Abstract: Diary of farm activities and personal notations of Lambert Burghart, 1763-78; will of Jan Bogart, 1764; and military commission, deeds, indentures, and receipts, 1770-1816.
> Form/genre terms: Diaries.
> Local subject: Family history.
> Local subject: Kinderhook, New York Agriculture.
> Local subject: Agriculture Kinderhook, New York.
> Local subject: Diaries Farmers.
> Local subject: Military history.
> Local subject: Land records, deeds and surveys.
> LOCATION: Albany Institute of History and Art, McKinney Library, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany,New York 12210.
SOURCE: DRC Albany, Albany, NY Marriage Records
Apr. 5, 1707. Reg. Ma. Apr. 20. Jan Borgaart, y.m., b. and l. at K., and Catharina Van Wie, y.d., b. in Col. R., l. at K.
SOURCE: 1720 List of Freeholders of the City and County of Albany
The names of Coonrodt Burgaret and his brother, John [JAN] Burgaret, of Kenderhook were included in this list.
Also listed in the 3rd Ward of Albany were: Cornelis Borghaert; Isaac Borghaert; Jacob Borghaert; and Jacob Borghaert, Junr.--all of whom could have been either brothers or other relatives of Coonrodt and Jan/John.
SOURCE: Abstracts of New York City Wills
In the name of God, Amen, September 4, 1758.
I, GERRITT BORGHARD or BROGHARD, of Kinderhook, in Albany County, taylor, being sick in body.I
leave to my wife, Antye, all personal estate, negroes, and goods.I leave to Lambert Broghordt, son of my brother Hendrick in Sheffield in New England, a piece of land in Albany County on the south of the Kinderhook Patent, as conveyed to me by my father, Jan Broghordt, on May 9, 1756. And he shall pay to
my sister Eytje Moor's daughter, Geesie, £30 , Also £30 to my cousin, Abraham Van Hoesen, son of Judge Van Hoesen of Kinderhook, and £30 to my sister, Fytie, wife of Andries Kittell. I make my wife executor.
Witnesses, Cornelius Van Alen, Elbertie Goes, Arent Van Dyck. provedin Albany, March 3, 1761 ... Abstracts of New York City Wills - Volume 6 page 72 ... New York City Wills - Liber 22 page 514
[Contributed by Agnes E. Cloninger - Jun 2001]
SOURCE: Abstracts of New York City Wills
In the Name of God, Amen, March 30, 1764
I, JAN BORGHART, of Kinderhook, in Albany County."I leave to my eldest son, Hendrick, my large Dutch Bible and my cane, with silver head on, in right of his Primogeniture."I also leave to my son, Hendrick, the 2 lots of land at Sheffield, in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, situate on the east side of
Housatonic river, and on the east side of the mountains, and now in his possession.I leave to my grandson, Jan Borghart, all the rest of my estate in Sheffield and Great Barrington, except 400 acres of wood land, which I leave to my granddaughter, the daughter of my son Hendrick. I leave to my grandson, Jan, a negro woman.I leave to my grandson, Lambert, son of my son Hendrick, 1/2 of all the right I now have in a tract of land I bought of Rykert Hansen, on the south side of Kinderhook, as by deed.Also 1/2 of my right in a stream, water course and sawmill, at a certain place called Poten Hoek, near Kinderhook, in partnership with Robert Van Dusen, with all the tools.I leave to the children of Fytie, wife of Andrew Kittell, deceased, all my real and personal estate in Kinderhook, and my right in the Town Patent, being 1/30.Also 1/2 of my right in the land bought of Rykert Hansen, and 1/2 of my right in the sawmill and stream at Poten Hoek.Also 2 negroes.I leave to my daughter, Eytie, widow of John Moore, late of Claverack, £200 out of the estate I have given to the children of my daughter, Fytie.I leave to my granddaughter Anna, who now lives with me (daughter of my son Hendrick) £35 and 2 cows.I leave to the children of my daughter, Maria, late wife of Jurge Van Hoesen, a negro man.To Jan, the son of my daughter, Fytie Kittell, my gun.My son-in-law, Andrew Kittell, is to have charge of my estate while he remains a widower and no longer.I make my grandsons, Jan and Lambert Borghart, and Peter B. Vosburgh, executors. As for my negro 'Piet,' I give him free of being anybody's negro.
Witnesses, Lauris Goes, John Van Alstine, Laurens Van Dyck.
Proved, October 1, 1764... Abstracts of New York City Wills - Volume 6 page 350 ... New York City Wills - Liber 24 page 495
[Contributed by Agnes E. Cloninger - Jun 2001]