Page 53 of 94
APPENDIXAdrian Onderdonk.This prominent man and ardent Whig of the Revolution was a descendant of Andries Van der donck, who emigrated from Holland to this country about the year 1650 in company with his brother, Adrian Van der donck, LL. D., who, on his return to Holland, wrote the "History of New York," which has recently been translated from the Dutch and published by the N. Y. Historical Society.The two brothers left Holland in company. Dr. Van der donck returned to Holland, but his brother, Adrain Andries Van der donck -the common ancestor of all the Onderdonks in this country- settled here.Some portion of his descendants removed to Nyack in Rockland County, but they mostly continued upon Long Island.The letters Va were subsequently stricken from the name and the letter O substituted in its place, at an early day, by common consent, and the letter u was by common consent omitted from the latter part of the name about 60 years ago.Justice Onderdonk suffered much from his unwavering adherence to the Whig cause, and was seized by the minions of the King and imprisoned at different times, his cattle were driven away and slaughtered for food for the Hessians, and he was constantly under the surveillance of the Royalists; his timber and woodland was cut down and destroyed for fuel at the instigation of the Tories in that neighborhood and other uses for the British soldiers, who were then encamped upon his premises at a spot about 20 rods west of the present dwelling house of his grandson, Horatio G. Onderdonk.
Hendrick Onderdonk was a brother of the above Adrian.He was a man of great public spirit and enterprise, and the village of Hempstead Harbour was almost wholly indebted to him for its origin and growth; his son, Andrew, established here about a century ago the first paper mill ever erected in America, and at which by a peculiar process the paper for all the banknotes or paper money of the day then issued in this country was manufactured; the mode of manufacturing which was considered and kept secret, though it was known that a great quantitv of red silk was used, so as to make it difficult to counterfeit it.These gentlemen were the proprietors of the mills now owned by Messrs. Valentine and gave employ and business to a great number of the inhabitants.His son, Dr. John Onderdonk, resided in New York, and was the father of both the present Bishops Onderdonk.
H. G. O., 1830.The Common Ancestor of the Onderdonks of Long Island was Hendrick Van der donk.His brother, Dr. Adrian Van der donk, wrote a "History of New Netherlands" about the year 1650, and was the first Dutch lawyer settled in the colony.The son of Hendrick was Aaron, who settled on the north side of the island, where his son, Andrew, was born.His son, Hendrick, was born there Dec. 11, 1724.May 20, 1750, he married Phebe, daughter of Col. Benjamin Tredwell (and sister to the late Dr. Benjamin Tredwell).Her mother was a daughter of Major Epenetus Platt, of Huntington (sister of Dr. Lophar Platt).This last named Hendrick erected the first grist mill at Hempstead Harbour, and died March 31, 1809; his wife, born July 12, 1730, died Dec. 19, 1801. Their children were as follows:
HENRY F. JONES' ACCOUNT OF ANCESTRY
OF THE ONDERDONK FAMILY.
1. Benjamin, born April 13, 1751, and died young.
2. Gertrude, born Feb. 4, 1755, married Lambert
Moore, and died Oct. 8, 1785.
3. Andrew, born May 6, 1756, and married Mary,
daughter of the said Lambert Moore, by his
first wife. He built the first paper mill at
Hempstead Harbour, and died Sept. 24, 1797.
4. Sarah, born March 26, 1788, married David Rich-
ard Floyd Jones, Sept. 20, 1785, and is still
living in her 85th year.
5. Henry, born Feb. 1, 1760, and died March 29, 1800.
6. Maria, born Nov. 25, 1761, and died unmarried
Feb. 1, 1841.
7. John, born Aug. 22, 1763, and married Deborah,
daughter of Wm. Ustick; he was a physician,
and died Aug. 23, 1832; his widow died April 28,
9. William, born Jan. 12, 1767, and is still living,
10. Samuel, born Aug. 31, 1770, and died Oct. 7, 1780.
11. Benjamin, born Jan. 25, 1776, and died, unmarried,
April 15, 1834.
The children of Dr. and Deborah Onderdonk are: Henry Ustick, now Bishop of Pennsylvania; Benjamin Tredwell, Bishop of New York; Susanna, Elizabeth, Phoebe, and Mary, the four last unmarried.
Mrs. Sarah Floyd Jones has two children, Thomas and Henry. The first born July 28, 1788; the latter bornJan. 3, 1792.
Copied the above from memoranda lent to me by B. F. Thompson, Esq., July 6, 1842, and which was furnished to him by Henry F. Jones, Esq.
H. G. O.
FROM A MANUSCRIPT IN THE HANDWRITINGDr. Adrian Van Der donck, who wrote the history of the New Netherlands, came over from Holland, accompanied by a brother of his, whose name is not known (now supposed to be Daniel, Ed.).
OF JUDGE HORATIO G. ONDERDONK
Dr. Van Der donck left no descendants in America so far as can be ascertained.
The brother who accompanied him from Holland was the ancestor of the persons in America who bear the name of Onderdonk.
Andries or Andrus Onderdonk, more commonly known as Judge or Justice Onderdonk, great-grandfather of the Bishops Onderdonk, Judge Horatio G. Onderdonk, Henry and James M. Onderdonk, Henry F. Jones and Thomas F. Jones, and the grandfather of Dr. John Onderdonk, Joseph Onderdonk, Minne Onderdonk and--- Onderdonk. and the father of Hendrick, Adrian and Peter Onderdonk, is the most remote ancestor respecting whom any certain knowledge can be obtained.He was born March 19, 1686, and resided at Flower Hill on Cow Bay in a dwelling house later occupied by Minne Onderdonk, and still later by Peter Onderdonk.He was buried in a private cemetery about 40 rods east of his residence.He had four sons, Hendrick, I724-1809, Adrian, 1726-94, and Peter, 1730-93.Andries, the oldest, moved away to Rockland County.His daughters were Gertrury, born Aug. 1713, died Feb. 21, 1785, Catarina, born ----, died 1785; Dorothy, born 1710, died ----; Sarah, wife of Thomas Dodge, died July 9, 1800, and another by name Anna.
Hendrick Onderdonk resided during his life at Hempstead Harbour, and had a son, Andrew, who was several times member of the Legislature, built the first paper mill in America; he manufactured by a then peculiar process the paper upon which the continental money and State Bills of Credit were printed.Also a son, Dr. John Onderdonk, who practiced in New York City as a physician, and was father of the Bishops Benjamin T. andH. U. Onderdonk.
Adrian Onderdonk was born in the house above referred to near the head of Cow Bay, and owned the land at Manhasset now owned by his great-grandson, Andrew J. Onderdonk, and where the Episcopal and Reformed Dutch Churches and the Friends' Meeting- house now stand; he was a very prominent actor in the success of the Revolution, an ardent Whig during the Revolution; his woodland (now owned by A. J. O.) was cut off by the Hessians, who were encamped at the old Quaker Meeting-house, since rebuilt near by; he was imprisoned by order of the British Government and was also a great sufferer in other respects in person and property in many ways, by reason of his strong devotion to the Whig cause.
His sons were Joseph, George, Lott and Andrew; Joseph died in 1853.
Adrian Onderdonk resided at Success (Lakeville), L. I., about 1730, and must have been born about 1680 to 1690; his name appears as a subscriber or donator toward Success Church erection in 1730.He was probably a brother to Andries (J. O.'s grand-father) or (possibly, but not probably) to Adrian (J. O.'s father'). J. O. once said he was once up to Tappan to see him, and was gladly welcomed, etc., etc.
Henry or Harry O. (son of Hendrick) died by in-temperance.
Andrew, son of Hendrick, died of yellow fever, which he contracted in New York and died from home --at Brooklyn. J. O. said it was long ago a common tradition in the family that all the Onderdonks in this country descended from two brothers who came over from Holland together and settled in Kings County, and that one of them was killed by a wagon loaded with hay or grain falling or overset upon him.He was probably a bachelor who was killed.
Aaron (perhaps meaning "Auris" for Adrian) Underdonk's name appears among land holders in Hempstead in 1685 in Thompson's History of L. I.
Onderdonks-several of the name must reside in the Helderberg district near Albany or the surround-ing country, because the name appeared among the remonstrants or insurgents at the time of the "Helderberg War" in 1840-1841.
J. O. said some Onderdonks reside in Greene Co. I also have seen marriages of several Onderdonks in Christian Intelligencer, as residents of New Jersey, probably Bergen Co., also at Bound Brook.Peter Onderdonk is the name of a Lawyer, who was Master in Chancery in or about year 1800; so says Col. Stowe in Com. Adv. about 10 to 30 June, 1842.
The name of Aaron Underdunk appears at page 350 of Thompson's "History of Long Island," among a list of the land owners of the town of Hempstead in 1685 -- probably Aurion (for Adrian). It is exceedingly probable that he was the father of Andries O., who was born in the following year, and grandfather of Adrian O. and great-grandfather of Joseph O. and great-great-grandfather of Horatio G. Onderdonk. This seems to be the opinion of Henry F. Jones, as appears by the memoranda furnished by him to Mr. Thompson.NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY.
J. I. Wyer, Jr., Director.
Manuscript Section, A. J. F. van Laer, Archivist.
Mr. Elmer Onderdonk,
Dear Sir: Your letter of October 3, 1908, regarding the Onderdonk family, has been referred to me as translator and editor of the Dutch papers mentioned in your letter.These papers contain several letters from Kiliaen van Rensselaer to Adriaen van der Donck, the officer of justice of Rensselaerswyck and afterwards lord of Colendonck, but give no clue whatever as to his having left descendants.It is not proved, and I think it is not provable that Andries Onderdonk, who married in 1683 Maria van der Vliet, was the son of the above mentioned Adriaen van der Donck.I have strong doubts on the subject, as there seems to be absolutely no reason for such a change of name in either Dutch or English days.There are plenty of references to Onderdonks before 1700, in fact, too many to mention them. All I can say here is that the above mentioned Andries Onderdonk is sup-posed to have had two sons, Adriaen and Andries. Adriaen is the ancestor of the Westchester and Rock-land County Onderdonks, Andries is the Long Island Onderdonk ancestor.
Very truly yours,
A. J. F. VAN LAER, Archivist.DESCENDANTS OF ADRIAN ANDRIESSEN
Adrian Andriessen1 Onderdonk married Belitje Hendricks.
He bought land in Flatbush in 1672, and was in the assessment roll there in 1675.In 1677 he and his wife were members of the Dutch Church there.Jan. 12, 1677-8, he bought of Leffert Pieterse lot No. 41 in the New Lotts of Flatbush for 1,000 gulden.In 1680 he paid 5 gl. towards the minister's salary, and in 1683 was assessed for 108 acres in the said town.He made his mark to documents in 1655, 1678, and 1684.
On Dec. 12, 1684, his name appears as Aaron Anderson Underdunk in a purchase of land in Hempstead from Wm. Jacocks.His son Hendrick inherited his father's patent right in that town. (See N. & S. Hempstead Town Records, VIII, 407, 481.)
In the same year (1684) on Oct. 23, William Jacocks sold to Adrian Onderdonk, living in the New Lots belonging to Flatbush, over 100 acres of land at Foster's Meadows, south of Henry Dusenbury's, on by a highway that leads by the meadow side, and so running west 100 rods in length and 100 rods in breadth.
Henry Onderdonk, Jr., in "Annals of Hempstead," p. 58, makes him the probable father of the whole On-derdonk family, and this opinion is supported by nearly every one who has studied the question.As direct evidence is lacking, however, it has been thought best to set forth in the body of this work only what can be proven.
2Hendrick, bapt. New York Dutch Church, April
Hendrick2 Onderdonk (Adrian Andriessen1), bapt. N. Y., April 29, 1665; m. Mary Foster; d. May, 1730. He inherited his father's patent right at Hempstead.
In his will he says. "I commit my soul immortal to God that gave it, my Saviour and Redeemer, my body to be buried where it shall please my executors; to my daughter, Letitia, wife of Giles Seaman, I give my movables, my house and lands in Hempstead and meadows in Jamaica; to Samuel Peters, my servant, whom I have brought up from a child, £10 and my saddle."
3Lettiese (Letitia), bapt. Dec. 2, 1722, at
Jamaica; sponsors, Adrian Onderdonk and Hepsibe
Letitia3 Onderdonk (Hendrick2, Adrian Andriessen1), bapt. Dec. 22, 1722, in the Jamaica Dutch Re-formed Church, L. I.; m., in 1735, Giles Seaman, b. about 1713, d. 1782, son of Richard Seaman, b. 1673, d. July 25, 1749 (minister in the Society of Friends), and Jane Mott, d. Aug. 21, 1759, dau. of Adam Mott and Mary Stillwell. Richard Seaman was a son of Capt. John Seaman and Elizabeth Strickland.
Jordan4, b. Feb. 17, 1743, m., 1764, by Rev. Samuel Seabury, Mary, dau. of Zebulon and Phebe Seaman.
Giles4, b. 1748, m. Lydia Mott, had dau. Letitia, m. Elisha Carpenter, no children.
Richard4, m., 1789, Sarah Smith, dau. of Edmond, no children.
Mary4, m. Jacob Hawkhurst.
Hannah4, m. Henry Oakley.
Jordan4 and Mary Seaman, dau. of Zebulon and Phebe (Valentine) Seaman, had:
Jane5, b. 1764, m. Garret Layton.
Esther5, b. 1766, m. Peter Willets; she d. Sept. 14, 1834.
Henry O.5, b. 1769, m. Almy, b. 1773, dau. of Richard and Rosetta Jackson; she d. 1852; he d. 1825.
Zebulon5, b. Jan. 31, 1771, m., 1794, Mary, dau. of Thomas Seaman (of Jerusalem) and Martha Rowland.
Andries5, b. 1780, m., 1804, Sarah Underhill, dau. of Israel, b. 1780, d. 1864; he d. 1825.
Rachel5, b. 1782, m. Isaac Underhill, son of Israel; she d. 1829.
Jordan4 Seaman was a Justice of the Peace at Jericho many years.
Henry O.5 Seaman and Almy (Jackson) had:
Jordan6, b. Jan. 30, 1790, m. Elizabeth Mills, no children.
Jane6, b. Oct. 22, 1792, d. 1793; another Jane C. b. Aug. 28, 1804, lived single.
Alanson6, b. Sept. 23, 1793, m. July 15, 1818,
Elizabeth Underhill, dau. of Israel.
Rosetta6, b. Jan. 5, 1796, m. Coe S. Downing; she d. Sept. 6, 1824.
Henry, b. Jan. 11, 1798, d. Sept. 30, 1820.
Jacob, b. Dec. 30, 1799, d. Oct. 21, 1839.
Richard J., b. Oct. 12, 1806, m. Ann Duryea, d. Aug. 12, 1857.
Thomas J., b. Sept. 5, 1808, m., 1827, Phebe Ann Robbins. He d. July 14, 1856.
Alexander Warren, b. Jan. 21, 1811, d. May 19, 1846.
Mary Almy, b. Jan. 7, 1817, m., Sept. 12, 1836, William M. Valentine, d. 1838.
UNPLACED ONDERDONKS.Adrian Onderdonk, m. Lydia -, b. April 20, 1793, d. April 7, 1821.
This Adrian is probably a grandson of Garret, 1709.
David, b. July 24, 1820, d. Oct. 2, 1821.
Anny Onderdonk, m. John Brickle at Kakiat, both living there, Nov. 4, 1820.
Daniel G. Onderdonk, of Tappan, m. Maragret Talman, of Tappan, May 16, 1818. He d. Nyack, Nov. 5, 1854, aged 56 years 1 month 14 days. He was Buried in Nyack.
Elisa or Elsie Onderdonk, m., on Oct. 15, 1803, Jan Stootkoff.
Garret Underdunck, Captain at Orangetown in 1710. He was a contemporary of Andries2, Adrian2 and Hendrick2.Whose son was he? He served until 1741.
Henry Palmer Onderdonk, m. Sarah Maria Gris-wold. Residence, Hamlin, Mich.Two children, one born 1839.
Capt. James Onderdonk, of Quincy Street, Brooklyn, married and had Horace K. Onderdonk. He married, and went to the Philippines, where his wife died, in Manila.
Children of H. K. Onderdonk:
Eleanor, b. Yokohama, Japan.
--- Onderdonk, m. Ann ---.She died in New York City between 1856 and March 20, 1860.
---6 Onderdonk (Adrian5, Roelof4, Andries3, Adrian2, Andries1), m. --- Smith.
---, dau., m. --- Garrison.
--- Onderdonk, m. Hannah ---. She d. intestate, in Brooklyn, and her son William was appointed administrator of the estate, March 8, 1894.
John Van Donk, m. Rebecca De Grauw at Kakiat.
John, b. July 4, bapt. Sept. 22, 1776, at Kakiat.
ONDERDONK BURIALS AT NYACK, N. Y.
Catharine Jenny, 28 years 5 months, Jersey City, in Feb. 7, 1874.
Jane, 70 years 6 months 14 days, Rockland Lake, on May 16, I875.
Esther, b. Rockland Co., aged 92 years 1 month 9 days, married, lived Piermont, and died July 24, 1848.
Sophia, b. Red Hook, N. Y., 54 years, 1. Nyack, widow, d. Nyack, Jan. 3, 1881, pneumonia.
Harriet M., 43 years 3 months 11 days, 1. and d. S. Nyack, d. Dec. 14, 1881.
Elizabeth, 88 years 10 months 12 days, 1. and d. Rockland Lake, d. Oct. 1, 1867, paralysis.
Henry J., 1 year 3 months, 1. and d. Orangetown, Oct. 8, 1867.
Sarah R., 82 years, l. and d. Nyack, d. Dec. 9, 1883, old age.
Minnie H., 5 years, 25 W. 5th St., N. Y. City, March 19, 1868, scarlet fever. (258 W. 58?)
Maggie H., 1 year, 258 W. 58th, N. Y. City, Feb. 19, 1868, scarlet fever.
Lily, 2 months, 1. and d. Nyack, d. July 26, 1885, cholera infantum.
Stillborn child, Mrs. Ajax Onderdonk, West Nyack, about March 18, 1887.
James C., b. Nyack, 5 months, 1. and d. Nyack, d. Aug. 9, 1886.
Emily Partridge, 2 years 3 months, d. 169 Hall St., Brooklyn, Sept. 2, 1886, whooping cough.
Daniel, 85 years, 1. and d. Rockland Lake, d. Feb. 24, 1887, pneumonia.
Four children of J. Onderdonk (no names nor dates),
Sept. 10, 1848 (transferred from burying ground near present Baptist Church to Oak Hill). These
---, April 20, 1849, late residence Piermont.
Minerva, d. Sept. 3, 1849, aged 10 months 11 days, Nyack.
Clark V., 6 years-, 22 days, New York, on April 10, 1854.
Charles C., 1 year 5 months, Nyack, on April 14, 1854.
Mary Ann, on July 3, 1854, New York, 26 years.
---, Nyack, on Aug. 1, 1856.
Margaret, 4 months 16 days, Nyack, d. Sept. 13, 1856.
Warren, Valley Cottage, N. Y., 10 months, d. Sept. 6, 1902, cholera infanturn.
Eliza Jane, 28 years 8 months 21 days, New York, Oct. 30,1857.
Hannah, 81 years 5 months 6 days, Tappantown, d. Nov. 3, 1859.
Sarah, 50 years, Nyack, March 1, 1862.
Daniel, 77 years 11 months 14 days, Nyack, d. May 1, 1863.
Carrie, 46 years 4 months 12 days, N. Y. City, d. April 30, 1905, cancer of breast, 546 W. 140th St.
Louisa K., 8 years 6 months 10 days, Rockland Lake, buried Nov. 26, 1864.
William E., 4 years 6 months 25 days, buried Rockland Lake, Nov. 26, 1864.
John D., 2 years 9 months 17 days, buried Rockland Lake, Nov. 6, 1864.
Amanda, Jersey City, 585 Jersey Ave., 76 years 11 months 22 days, d. Oct. 2, 1905, myocarditis.
Adrian, no dates, buried Nov. 22, 1865.
William H., 1 year, Nyack, buried June 13, 1867.
Ariana Emma, 7 months 6 days, Nyack, d. Feb. 17, 1908.
Ann, 79 years, Nyack, buried Jan. 1, 1871.
Child of Frank and Carry, 6 hours, i96 7th St., Jersey City, July 17,1887.
Alice F., 32 years, l. N. Y. City, d. Clarkstown, N. Y., March 16, 1888.
Charles McElroy, b. Nyack, 27 days, d. May 27, 1888.
Agnes E., 1 year 2 months 4 days, 1. and d. 581 Carroll St., Brooklyn, Sept. 19, 1888.
Hagaman, 74 years 4 months, d. Nyack, Aug. 3, 1866.
Daniel I., 84 years, d. 163 W. 133rd St., N. Y. City, Jan. 30 (1889 ?).
Mary C., 77 years, d. Rockland Lake, Oct. 21, 1884.
Elizabeth S., 60 years 10 months, d. Nyack, March 23, 1884.
Alvin W., 23 years 4 months 8 days, d. Valley Cottage, Feb. 1, 1897.
Sarah R., 78 years, d. Nyack, Nov. 27, 1897.
Margaret A., 65 years 7 months 27 days, d. Valley Cottage, May 18, 1895.
In old graveyard behind the old Dutch Reformed Church at Tappan, probably a great many graves of that name here, but could only make out one in marble; the others being of red sandstone, had broken or were chipped off.
Garrit I. Onderdonk.
Died July 20th 1842
ONDERDONK RECORDS RECEIVED TOOAdrian5 Onderdonk (Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. Nov. 13, bapt. Dec. 13 (Bible), 1775, in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m. Sarah Smith.
LATE FOR INSERTION IN THEIR
Children, b. in Rockland Co. (not in order of birth):
Daniel, b. Jan. 19, 1803.
Daniel6 Onderdonk (Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. Jan. 19, 1803, in Rockland Co.,N. Y.; d. Feb., 1888; m., March 10, 1827, Jane Tallman, b. Nov. 1, 1805, d. May 14, 1875.
Children, b. in Rockland Co.:
Mary Catherine, b. March 1, 1828, d. Oct. 18, 1833.
Margaret, b. Aug. 14, 1829, d. Oct. 17, 1833.
Jane Elizabeth, b. Nov. 3, 1830.
Sarah, b. Dec. 13, 1831, d. about Oct. 15, 1833.
Abraham, b. April 26, 1833.
Rebecca, b. April 28, 1834.
Harmon, b. June 8, 1835.
Emily, b. July 27, 1837, d. in infancy.
William, b. Jan. i8, 1841, d. in infancy.
John Edward, b. Jan. 10, 1842, d. in infancy.
Emily, b. Oct. 2, 1843.
Melinda, b. Dec. 1, 1846.
Abbie6 Onderdonk (Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m. Bernard Myers.
Nellie6 Onderdonk (Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. in Rockland Co., N. Y., in 1809; m. John D. Ascough, May 19, 1831, in N. Y., by a Methodist minister. He was b. in 1808.
Mary6 Onderdonk (Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m. William Hutchinson.
Nancy6 Onderdonk (Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m. George Dennett.
Isaac6 Onderdonk (Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m. Mary Richard.
William6 Onderdonk (Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m. Mary Gass. He d. in Brooklyn, Aug. 19, 1904, aged 89 years 8 months and 28 days, and is buried at Nyack.
Martha M., m. --- Remsen.
Augusta, m. ---Brown.
John D. A.
Jane Elizabeth7 Onderdonk (Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. Nov. 3, 1830, in Rockland Co., N. Y.; d. March, 1901; m. R. Hudson
Abraham7 Onderdonk (Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. April 26, 1833, in Rockland Co., N. Y.; d. April 30, 1903; m., May 5, 1858, Annie Hogencamp, b. Sept. 11, 1840.
Carrie Hogencamp, b. Dec. 18, 1858, d. April 30, 1905.
Ida May, b. Sept. 27, 1860.
Minnie, b. June 26, i862, d. March 17, 1868.
Jennie Cook, b. Oct. 2, 1864.
Margaret Hogencamp, b. Nov. 28, 1866 d. Feb.
Annie Hogencamp, b. Jan. 8, 1869.
William Hogencamp, b. Feb. 28, 1875.
Frederick Abram, b. Oct. 29, 1877.
Rebecca7 Onderdonk (Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. April 28, 1834, in Rockland Co., N. Y.; d. May 1, 1906; m. Josiah Conklin.
Harmon7 Onderdonk (Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. June 8, 1835, in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m. Rosella Smith.
Emily7 Onderdonk (Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. Oct. 2, 1843, in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m., Nov. 20, 1863, Henry J. Smith.
Bertha, m., April 27, 1881, Clarence W. Conklin.
Issue: Harry W., b. 1882; Clarence W., Jr., b.
1893, and Willard H., b. 1895.
Adele, m., July, 1891, Welcome W. Birdsall. Is-
sue: Emily, Helen, Adele and Russell.
Melinda7 Onderdonk (Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. Dec. 1, 1846, in Rockland Co., N. Y.; m., 1st, Garret Polhemus; m., 2nd, John Perry.
Children by Garret Polhemus:
Ida May8 Onderdonk (Abraham7, Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), b. Sept. 27, 1860; m., June 19, 1883, Morgan D. McMonegal.
James Faulds, b. April 11, 1884, d. Jan., 1892.
Morgan O., b. July 25, 1885.
Annie Hogencamp8 Onderdonk (Abraham7, Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3 , Adrian2, Andries1), b. Jan. 8, 1869; d. Nov. 23, 1896; m., Aug., 1891, John C. Mersereau.
Emory Putnam, b. Nov. 22, 1894.
Cora8 Onderdonk (Harmon7, Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), m. William Nash.
Charlotte8 Onderdonk (Harmon7, Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), m. Henry Steele.
John C.8 Onderdonk (Harmon7, Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), m. Lulu Ryan.
Engene8 Onderdonk (Harmon7, Daniel6, Adrian5, Adrian4, Adrian3, Adrian2, Andries1), m. Bertha May Onderdonk. See No. 388.
Henry Onderdonk, Jr., a graduate of the University of Cambridge, lived nearly all his entire life at Jamaica, L. I.
John O. left Tarrytown and settled in Dormansville, town of Westerlo, Albany Co., N. Y.
James M. Onderdonk, a farmer in Cow Neck (Manhasset), L. I., was the father of Joseph, who was killed in the Battle of Antietam.
Joseph O., private Co. B, 59th N. Y. Vol. Infantry, enlisted Aug. 20, 1861, at New York; lost his life Sept. 17, 1862, at Antietam.
Professor Henry Onderdonk completed his education at Columbia College, receiving the degree of Master of Arts.In 1846 he went to Maryland, where he and the Rev. Libertus Van Bockelen opened a school at Cantonsville, at which he remained until 1853.After filling similar engagements, one at Green Spring Valley, he was in 1861 elected president of the Maryland Agricultural College.His sympathies being with the South, he left the State during the Civil War.In 1869 he took charge of St. James College, which had been closed during the war and was reopened as a grammar school.Here he remained as head master until his death in 1895.
Prof. Adrian Onderdonk, his son, spent the first seventeen years of his life at St. James College (now known as St. James School), pursuing his studies under his father's instruction.In 1895 he entered Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., graduating in the class of 1899.On his graduation from Trinity College he entered the employment of the New York Shipbuilding Co. at Camden, N. J.In the autumn of 1900 he was appointed one of the masters of the Country School of Baltimore, and three years later resigned to take his present position as head master of St. James School.
James Henry Onderdonk, private, of the town of Clarkstown, enlisted at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in Co. D, 128th N. Y. Vol. Infantry, on Aug. 14, 1862, and was discharged for disability on Aug. 5, 1863, and died Aug. 9, 1863.Died in a hospital at New Orleans.
The old house that John built about 1790, now situated in the Kensico Cemetery, is called by county officials the Andrè Lodge, claiming that Major Andrè took lunch there on his way as Captain from Tarrytown to White Plains.This is erroneous, as Major Andrè was executed in 1780 and the house was not built until about 1790.
NOTES BY C. K. BUCHANAN.
If the Onderdonks are not descended from Adriaen Van der Donck then it would seem very few of the settlers in New Netherland have descendants.
That"AndrisAdrianse"(Andrewsonof Adriaen)or"AndriesOnderdonk,"whomarried Maria Van der Vleit in 1683, was the son of Adriaen Van der Donek cannot very well be controverted.
The name Adriaen -not an over-common one- is perpetuated as a given name through the Onderdonk generations, while that of Hendrick (Henry) - a very common one- first appears among the numerous great-grand-children of the patroon.
We find Andries Onderdonk where we should expect to find him -as his father, the patroon, died in his infancy- among his kin on Long Island, the Rev. Francis Doughty, the latter's son Elias (Grandfather and uncle of Andries) and Tomas Ver Donck.
Andries Onderdonk was a "native of New Castle, Delaware."We know the widow of the patroon married Hugh O'Neal of Maryland and settled in the South with her father, the Rev. Mr. Doughty.This indicates they were heretofore familiar with this sec-tion.There is, or was, an island named Dinderdonck in the Delaware River, doubtless after the patroon.So it is probable that he was resident in this district.We can assume he was as active physically as he was mentally -a man with many irons in the fire, so to speak.
The name Onderdonck (the name is invariably spelled with the c in Rockland County baptismal records) was interchangeable in Rockland County with Van der Donck before the middle of the last century. My authority for this is the late Rev. Dr. David Cole (Kool!), who was born and spent his boyhood days there. And we find Van der doncks among Onderdoncks listed as soldiers in the Revolution--kinsmen.
Over twenty years ago the writer stated in an article in the Tarrytown Argus that he believed the Onderdonks were Van der Doncks, his independent conclusion then.
Chauncey K. Buchanan,
Tarrytown, N. Y.
I quote from the "History of the City of New York in the Seventeenth Century," 1909, by Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer:
"Adriaen Van der Donck died in 1655, two years after he returned from Holland.The well-known family of Onderdonk of New York and New Jersey is descended from his son, Andrew and others called Van Dunck or Ver Dunck also trace back, most probably, to the people's tribune [Adriaen Van der Donck]."
Also, to quote from her work:
"To the Reverend Francis Doughty and a group of his friends Kieft gave a great tract of land on Long Island, where they founded a village at Mespath, afterwards called Middlebury and Newtown."
The writer finds the signature of Tomas Ver Donck attached (with other signatures) to a Long Island document, 166-("Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York," Vol. 11, 376.)
DONK, VAN DONK, VAN DER DONK ANDThe Castle ten Donk was burned by the Spaniards in 1575, near Dordrect.
OTHER FAMILY RECORDS IN HOL-
LAND AND AMERICA.
DONK.1831 Oct. 21. Johannes Donk from Amsterdamwas student of theology at University of Utrecht.
1834 April 10. Johannes Donk was student of theology (from Amsterdam), 17 Years old, at the University of Leiden.
1884 March 18. J. Donk, at Rampen, received honorable dismissal as chief of the police at Waterbaiff.
DONCK.Sir Donck, a brave captain of horse in high esteem with Prince Maurice, was killed at Battle of Turkhout in 1597.
1668 Feb. 25. Buried in the Klooster Kerk, at The Hague, a child of Mr. Donek.
1685 April 29. King Charles of Castile took decision in the process pending before the magistrate, Lenven Belgian, between Peter a Kenopis and Henry Van der Kirchhove, concerning the inheritance from Mary Donck.
Peter Donck, son of the captain of horse Donck, bought a gilt ship for £ 1126 5s.
Laurent Donck, lord of Cruybeck, married daughter of Derick and Margaret Bach.
- G.Donck, painter and engraver in first part of the 17th century.
VAN DONK.Marin Van Donk, in 1742, lived at The Hague, was first clerk of the Captain General of Holland.He inherited from Charlotte Husfon fl. 39,000.
Buried in the Klooster Kerk Marinus Van Donk, married to Charlotte Husfon.
VAN DONCK.Hans Van Donck, born at Antwerp, married at Rotterdam, Oct. 1, 1578, to Gerritzen, daughter of J. Villiam of that town.
VAN DER DONCK.
(Feudal register of the Duchy of Gueldre, Anno 1743.) John Van der Donck, enfeoffed with 39-1/2 acres of land in the parish of Gelremalsen in many pieces, besides with some yearly allowances.
John Van der Donck, chevalier, enfeoffed with the Court of Haeps.His wife, Mert, received usufruct from this feoff.
John Van der Donek had a grave in the middle of St. John's Church at Stuys (Zeeland).The old seal of the seigniory Biecht, Obbicht and Op--- is ornamented with the statues of St. Mary and Saint Wil-libroid, placed in Gothic niches, over the coat-of- arms of the Van der Donck family; inscription "S. renovatum in Obbicht."
I Nicolas Vander Donck.
1Nicolas, who follows, II.
2Gerbach was in 1489 Canon of St. Martin at Utrecht.
II Nicolas, lord of Obbicht and Popenhoven, married Oda Van Petershem, dau. of Derrick Van Petersham, lord of Neerhaven.Sir Nicolas received, Feb. 11, 1461, the seigniory and the Castle Neerhaven from his wife, and was enfeoffed according to an agreement with the seigniory of Biecht.
1 Nicolas, who follows, III.
2 Jane, married, in 1849, to Uynand Schenck Van
Nydeggen, lord of Aersfen.
III Nicolas Van der Donck, junior, lord of Biecht,Biecht, received in 1506 the seigniory of Biecht; died before 1517, married.
1 Conradt, received at Cunnegen the seigniory of
Biecht, Nov. 13, 1517.
2 Henry, lord of the half-seigniory of Biecht,
Popenhoven and Wolfrath, enfeoffed with
Biecht on Feb. 8, 1517. His children:
(a) Mary, married Reiner Van Halten.
(b) Anna, hereditary lady of Biecht, Popen-
hoven and Wolfrath, married William
Van Hadorp, lord of Odekerchen,
Dalenbroeck and Reckhem, hereditary
burgrave of the Monastery of Co-
logne, lived as lord of Biecht with his
wife in 1546. He was son of William
Van Vlodorp, lord at Lenth Eysden
Ryckholt Dalenbroeck, and of Odelia
Van Hoeman, hereditary lady of Ode-
kerchen. Had descendants.
Anno 1506. Nicolas Van der Donck, relevavit t--- a. Novo Dno anno Dno XVc secto die sexta junii donum et domonnum de opbicht. Cum omnibus suis perlinenciis et appendiciis salve etc. presentibus Dno Cornelia de Berges, Rycoldo de Merode, Joanna de Rouver Militibus, Nicolas Van der Donck, Wilhelmo de Honon, et aliis hominibus feudalibus, et est feudem de Maseland.
1509. July 14. Symon de Cornandeendre, Joons Van der Donck, Cornelia Wouder Maerc, Adrian Sys, Michael Vander Corde, Guillebert Maelbranc, Blasius Beaert, and Lenaert Huighe redenaers ten Prosfchen give their consent in their quality as chief tutors of the Orphans that Peter Jacob Maelsu and John CorneliusLuaerts as tutors of Betkin Mayken and Pierinnekin, children of John Martin H--- and Katherine, daughter of Anthony Steenprot, may sell for them to Sir Lewis Witkin 30 yards land in the name of Ghistette (Belgian).
Conradt Van der Donck, legitimate son of the late Nicolaus Van der Donck, has received the seigniory of Biecht with all its appurtenances, etc.
1517. Feb. 8. Henry Van der Donck has received after the death of his father, Nicolas Van der Donck, the half-seigniory of Opbiecht and Papenhoven, fol-lowing the contract and conditions made in the time of John Van Horn, lord of Liege, as Count of Loen, in presence of Nicolas Van der Donck (the old- senior) with his wife, Oda Van Petershem.The new Lord Henry Van der Donck must pay to the governor of the Count Johann Van Mulchen for the lord of the land XV gold guilders from all the rights, as other great feoffs in Maseland are owing.Also Sir Henry made his mother a usufruct in presence of Henry V. d. Donck, and he must pay to the chancery and the chamberlain a gold guilder.
John Van der Donck received a feoff by the governor Aert Van Trevel and the Vaspals from the land of Volkenborch.
Josef Van der Donck Van Matena founded the Chapel of Trinity at Bruges.
George Van der Donek with his wife Jacqueline Van Matena instituted in the Church of St. Donat at Bruges the solemnity of St. George celebrated in April and founded two perpetual anniversaries. At the foot of the altar in this Church is a blue stone inlaid with copperconsecrated to the memory of George Van der Donek.
Sepulchre of George Van der Donck.
I. George V. d. Donck, born at Hulst redenaer Van den Proofschen, died Sept. 26, 1530, and Jacqueline Van Martena, his wife, who died Aug. 16, 1551.
N. B. Another manuscript says: "Buried in the high choir of the Cathedral of St. Donat at Bruges in 1533, George V. d. D. redenaer de la prevote."
George V. d. Donck was arbiter in the cause of the Chapel of the Van Nien Wentrove family.
1653. May 7. Adrian Van der Donck from Breda, 33 years old, has been student of laws in the University of Leiden.
1656. Adrian Van der Donck, living in Amsterdam, Doctor in the two laws, departed to New Netherlands, where he wrote a description of New Netherlands in 1656.
1710. Sept. 27. Adrian Hubert Van der Donck from Breda, 20 years old, student of History at the University of Leiden.
1695. Nov. 22. Obiit dominus Franciscus Van der Donck sepultus Vero 23 a latere S P N Francisci in sepultura majorum vesperi cum sheda licentia expressa illustris sin domini Episcopi propter nobilitatem.
1820. March 5. Died at Groningue, Wilhelmina Wrande, widow of the Captain A. Van der Donck, aged 79 years 6 months, her son, B. E. Van der Donck.
1829. May 5. Born at Groningue, a son from J. Schilt huis and Anne Catherine Van der Donck.
VAN DER DONCKT.
Sepulchre of lady Judoca Van der Donckt, dau. of Sir Just, widow of Charles van Duerne, lord of Grevelinge and Kerchem, who died Jan. 16, 1771.
Charles van Deurme, born at Bruges Feb. 21, 1702, bapt. 22 (witness, his Uncle Jerome Nicolas Arassola de Onate, and his wife, Mary van Deurme), son of Charles, lord of Gravelinge and Kerckhem and Isabella Conaert, married, 1st, Feb. 14, 1726, to Lucie Cecile Stough-morton.Remarried at Bruges in the Church of St. Donat April 12, 1763, to Josine Van der Donckt, who died Aug. 13, 1793.He died at Bruges July 16, 1771, and is buried in the "Our Lady Church."
Cornelius Verdonk, married in 1638, to Margueret Crommeling, dau. of Josfe and Jane Ruyshout.
1--- Verdonk, m. Van Leurven.
2--- Verdonk, m. Vos Kanys.
Michael Verdonk, born 1656, died in 1738, m. 1685, to Elizabeth de la Saulx, born in 1654, d. 1731,
dau. of Abram and Haasje Sampson.
1Mettina Verdonk, b. 1689, d. 1759, M., 1708,
to Wessel Kluppel, son of Wessel and Alice
2Hester Verdonk, b. 1693, m. Isaac Schlette.
Cornelius Post, bapt. at Rotterdam, Oct. 17, 1747. Witness Heylje Verdonk.
1747. Oct. 21. Adrian Verdonk from Leiden, 18 years old, student at the University of Leiden.
1783. March 20. Buried Leendert Verdonk, died at Rotterdam, 71 years old.
1810. Jan. Died at Rotterdam, Henry Verdonk, 68 years old. He had a sister, Anna Verdonk.
1st and 4th quarter-a silver lion with a red tongue and claws in an azure field.
2nd and 3rd quarter-three golden sheafs of corn with red bands in an azure field.
David, son of Balthasur Verdonck, born at Antwerp, m., at Rotterdam, in the town hall, April 13, 1586, with Adriana Mourvericx, born at Dordrecht.
1617. Jan. 19. Rotterdam. Donation to the or- phans of Philip Verdonck, son of Jan Verdonck and Anna, dau. of Adrian.
Christian Verdonck, dean in the guild of the surgeon, m., at Antwerp (Church of St. James), on May 22, 1653, to Francena Van Loon; witness to the marriage was Christian Vandonck, senior, dean of the guild of the rope makers.
Clare, dau. of David Verdonck, died Feb. 22, 1624, m. John Van Murop.
Balten Verdonck married to Elizabeth de Clercy, had a son, Cornelius Verdonck, merchant at Rotterdam.
Tulman Verdonck married Anne, dau. of John Van den Fleuvel, bapt. April 3, 1654, in the Remonshant Church, 39 years old.
1Henry Verdonck, b. at Rotterdam, bapt. in the
Remonshant Church, Feb. 13, 1652. Witness,
Henry Verdonck, Aelgand Symons, Adrian
2Emmetje Verdonck, born at Rotterdam.
3John Verdonck, born at Rotterdam Jan. 3, 1858.
1672. March 20. Galenus Verdonck from Middel-burg, 20 years old, student of Philosophy at University of Leiden.
1675. March 14. Galenus Verdonck from Tlipinque, student at University of Utrecht.
1680. Oct. 29. Baptized (Remonshant Church) at Rotterdam, Adriana, dau. of Henry Verdonck.
1690. Isaac Verdonck from Amsterdam, 24 years old, student of Theology in Universitv of Leiden.
1698. Henry Verdonck, chief fireman at Rotterdam.
1702. Oct. 16. Died at Rotterdam Henry Verdonck, widower.
1710. Dec. 8. Cornelia, dau. of Thomas Verdonck, born at Bergen op Loom, married John Stephen Van der mast.
18th century. Cornelius Verdonck, landscape and sea painter.
John Johnson Verdonck, captain, married Ry---, dau. of Geendert.
His daughter, Sara Verdonck, married Leendert Goere.
Adrian Hubert Van der Donck, Candidate of Divinity, was in 1716 minister at G--- and Royen; in 1738 minister in Geertruidenberg, where he received his discharge in 1762, d. Sept. 10, 1770, aged 80 years.He wrote "Het heilegedienst work van een Evangelisch leevaar," Dordrecht, 1746; "Gedenwaardige Cenau den en velossingen der Israelitin voorge houden eng," Breda, 1749.
Den Donk or de Donck, a hamlet in South Holland near the town of Gounchen.
Donk, a hamlet in the land of Breda, Brabant, as Hooke (high) and Luge (low) Donk.
Donk, a hamlet in the land of Heusden (Province of Brabant).
Donk, a province in Brabant, near Hertogenbosch Bois le Duc.
Donk, a hamlet in Opker Gelder (a province of Limberg).
De Donk, a castle, near S. Hertogenbosch, has been torn down a long time.
ADRIAN VAN DER DONK.Adrian Van der Donck became security for his mother, Agata Van der Donck, for house rent due by her to Claes Hendricksen, 1654. (HOLL. Soc., 1900, 171, Notarial Records).
Daniel Van Donck, an adm. of Raghel Van Tien-hoven's estate, Aug. 20, 1660. (Same, 119.) In N. A. 1662; a security 1662 (139, 140); merchant, about to depart for Holland Aug. 21, 1663 (157) ; called Sieur Daniel Van Donck in Orphanmaster's Records, II, 59. Daniel Van Donck had Janneken, bapt. July, 1659 (D. B., I, 3); Catalyntje, Jan. 23, 1661 (I. 59).
1646. Dec. 14th. Bond. Augustyn Herrman as security for Adriaen Van der Donck.
1647. June 14th. Contract. Cornelis Zegers Zoon, of the colony of Renselaerswyck to deliver wheat and oats to Director Stuyvesant, on account of Adriaen Van der Donck.
1648. Nov. 10th. Power of Attorney. Jean La- bardie, husband of Harman Bogardus' widow, to Adriaen Van der Donck to manage the interests of said Bogardus and Christiaen Pietersen in the frigate La Garce.
1652. Oct 21St. Order. On a complaint Gysbert Van der Donck against fugitive servant; the fiscal to apprehend and deliver to his master.
1664. June 10th. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam, encroachments of Connecticut; Bronck's and Van der Donck's lands; Long Island; effect of the States General's letters; men-acing aspect of England; trade of Virginia, Maryland and Barbadoes; benefits to be derived from emigration; Mr. de Decker's embassy to Virginia; arrival and sale of slaves.
1655. Sept. 10. An Andries Andriesen bought of Jansen a plantation adjoining Hell Gate on L. I.
1660. July 11. Obtained patent for a lot on the west side of Smith St. in N. A. as per Col. of Dutch manuscripts.
- 1664.An Andries Andriezen, who took the oath of allegiance after the conquest of the colony in 1664.
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES, FAMILYSKETCHES, ETC.William Bowne1, the Puritan, was born in Yorkshire, England, where a majority of the inhabitants were descendants of the Romans and ancient Britons.In 1630 about three hundred of the best Puritan families in thekingdom came to New England. They were not vaga-bonds or adventurers, but brave and courageous people, well educated, who had for conscience sake left their homes with no expectation of returning.All were respectable, and many were from illustrious and noble families.Among these came William Bowne and his wife, Ann, with an infant son, John, and settled at Salem, Mass., in 1631.They did not remain long at Salem, on account of their sympathy with the Baptists, and about 1645 removed to Gravesend, where William Bowne was granted a "planter's lot" in 1646, and his son, John Bowne, in 1647.William Bowne was one of the Magistrates of Gravesend, L. I., in 1657.In 1664, with his sons, John, James and Andrew, he emigrated to Middletown, Monmouth Co., N. J.
In 1663 some 20 English living on Long Island (among whom was John Bowne), nearly all of whom were Puritans, at one time living in New England, obtained permission from the Dutch Governor Stuyvesant to settle on the banks of the Raritan, and in Dec., 1663, they sailed across the bay to what is now Monmouth Co., where they made the first purchase from Poppomora, chief of the Navesink Indians.
Charles the Second, King of England, made a royal grant and patent of land, dated March 12, 1664, to his brother James, Duke of York, which included all of the present State of New Jersey.King Charles sent out a fleet, with a military force under command of Sir Robert Carr and Colonel Richard Nicolls, who had been commissioned Governor by the Duke of York.In August, 1664, the fleet arrived at New Amsterdam, and after a vain effort to arouse the Dutch burghers to defendthe city, Governor Stuyvesant surrendered on the 27th of the same month.
In the fall of 1664 Gov. Nicolls issued a proclamation to promote the new settlements under his jurisdiction, under the conditions that the planters must purchase from the Indian Sachems and be recorded before the Governor.All such lands purchased to remain in the possession of the purchasers and their heirs, as free lands to be disposed of as they please.
Having already complied with the first conditions of Gov. Nicoll's proclamation, Capt. John Bowne and the company of English made application to the Governor for a grant to cover the purchases already made and others which they intended to make.This grant embraced all of the present county of Monmouth and a part of Ocean and Middlesex counties.It is dated April 8, 1665.It is known as the famous "Monmouth Patent," and was granted to the following patentees: William Golding, Samuel Spicer, Richard Gibbons, Richard Stout, James Grover, John Bowne, John Tilton, Nathaniel Sylvester, William Reape, Walter Clarke, Nicholas Davis and Obadiah Holmes.
Having received the patent from Gov. Nicolls, the patentees and their associates immediately began their settlements. John Bowne, Richard Stout and three others, with their families, five families in all, came and made their settlements in the spring or summer of 1664, nearly a year before the patent was issued.
The first entry in the Town Book of Old Middletown, dated Dec. 30, 1667, shows that William Bowne was granted lot No. 8 at Portland Point.William Bowne died at Portland Point in 1677.Letters of administration were granted to his son, Capt. John Bowne, of Middletown, N.
J. to administer on the estate of his father, William Bowne.He is spoken of as the eldest son.The children of William Bowne and his wife, Ann, were: John, born in England; James, born in Salem, Mass., 1636; Andrew, b. in Salem, Mass., in 1638, and Philip, born in Salem, Mass., in 1640.They also had daughters.
Capt. John Bowne2, son of the emigrant, as mentioned above, was one of the first five families to make a permanent settlement.He was a leader in purchasing land from the Indians, and was one of the patentees of the Monmouth grant.
His sympathies with the Baptists had compelled him to leave the Massachusetts colony.Until his death in 1684, Capt. John Bowne seems to have been the most prominent citizen of the country, highly esteemed for his integrity and ability.He was deputy to the first Assembly, in Governor Carter's time, which met May 26, 1668, the members of the Lower House being then called "burgesses."In 1675 was again deputy, and in 1683 in the first Legislature under the twenty-four proprietors he was a member and the Speaker. He also held other positions of trust.In 1677 was commissioned as president of the court to hold a term in Middletown.In 1683, shortly before his last illness, he was appointed major of the militia of Monmouth County.Capt. John Bowne was one of the founders of the Baptist Church at Middletown, N. J., which was constituted in 1668, being the first Baptist organization in the State of New Jersey."The first who preached at Middletown was Mr. John Bowne, and he gave the lot on which the first meeting house was built."He died Jan. 3, 1684, universally recognized as an upright, conscientious Christian man.He married Lydia Holmes, dau. of Rev. Obadiah Holmes.Lydia Holmes was a sister to Judge Obadiah Holmes, of Cohansey, N. J.There was also another brother, Jonathan Holmes, who had descendants who married into the Onderdonk family.
Some of the public offices held by the first Capt. John Bowne, son of the emigrant, from verified records. (This is a partial list.)
Deputy to the First Assembly, under the Proprietors.
Justice of the Peace.
Deputy to treat with the Dutch Admiral for surrender of the Province.
Magistrate (Schout) under the brief Dutch rule.
President of the County Court.
Member of the General Assembly.
President of the Court of Sessions.
Speaker of the House of Assembly.
Captain of the military forces of Middletown, Mon. Co., N. J.
Justice of the Court of Common Right, Justice of the Quorum, and a justice of the Court of Small
Major of Monmouth Co. militia.
An assessor of Taxes for Monmouth Co., N. J.
Children of Capt. John Bowne and Lydia Holmes were: John, b. April 1, 1664; Obadiah, b. July 18, 1666; Deborah, b. Jan. 26, 1668; Sarah, b. Nov. 27, 1669, and Catherine.
Obadiah Bowne3, second son of Capt. John Bowne, was born July 18, 1666, at Holmdel, Monmouth Co., N.. J., died at Westfield, Monmouth Co., in 1726, married, first, his cousin, Elizabeth Bowne, daughter of Gov. Andrew Bowne. Their issue were: John, Ann and Lydia.Obadiah Bowne married, second, Elizabeth Longfield. She was a dau. of Capt. Cornelius Langveldt, who married one of the daughters of Doctor (Capt.) Henry Greenland, of Piscataway, who died in 1693 or 1694.The Greenland family were in some way connected with the well-known Elias Boudinot.They had Mary, b. May 22, 1712; Obadiah, b. about 1715; Thomas and Cornelius.The last named children were all minors at the time of their father's death in 1726.
Obadiah was Sheriff of Monmouth Co., Commis-sioner of Highways, Member of the Assembly, Assistant Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, etc.
Obadiah Bowne4, b. about 1715 at Westfield, Monmouth Co., N. J.; died April 29, 1764; married, on Dec. 12, 1749, Anna Reid.She was born Feb. 18, 1724, and was a dau. of Colonel John Reid by his wife, Mary Sands.Col. John Reid was born at Amboy, N. J., July 27, 1686, died June 1, 1777, married Dec. 17, 1721.He was a son of John Reid, born at Niddray Castle, Scotland, Feb. 13, 1656, died Nov. 16, 1723, married Margaret, daughter of Henry Miller, on Nov. 29, 1678.She was born in 1644, died May 1, 1728, aged 84 years.John Reid emigrated from Scotland with his wife and three children and came to New Jersey Dec. 9, 1683.He held many public offices.
Mary Sands was a dau. of Samuel Sands by his wife, Dorothy Ray, dau. of Simeon Ray and Mary Thomas.
Samuel Sands was a son of Capt. James Sands and Sarah Walker, dau. of John Walker and Catherine, his wife.
Obadiah Bowne by his wife, Anna Reid, had John, b. Feb. 9, 1751; Mary, b. July 17, 1753, d. Jan. 10, 1756;Obadiah, b. Nov. 26, 1754; Andrew, b. Aug. 8, 1756; son, b. April 1, 1758, d. April 2,1758; Philip, b. May 21, 1759; Frederic, b. Sept. 11, 1760; Anna, b. Jan. 28, 1763, and Catherine, b. Feb. 18, 1764.
Capt. John Bowne5, the first son of Obadiah and Anna (Reid) Bowne, was born Feb. 9, 1751, died Sept. 20, 1797, and was buried at the point of the beach adjoining Cheesequake Creek in the Provost burying ground; married Nov. 26, 1775, Johanna Provost.
I William Provost, a French Huguenot, living in Paris in 1752, escaped to Holland after the massacre of St. Bartholomew. His son,
II Johannes Provost, married --- Van Waart.
III David Provost, came from Holland to New Amsterdam in 1634, married Grintje Gillis. Their second son,
IV David Provost, bapt. Sept. 31 (sic), 1645,. married Tryntje Laurens. Their oldest son,
VLieut. Col. David Provost, Jr., bapt. Jan. 23, 1670, married Helena Byvanck. Their third child,
VI David (Ready-money) Provost, bapt. Oct. 9, 1695, married Johanna Rynders. Their fourth child,
VII John Provost, bapt. Aug. 28, 1734, married Mary Ekkling. Their daughter, Johanna Provost, married, Nov. 20, 1775, John Bowne of Dover, N. J.
Capt. John Bowne of Dover, Monmouth Co., N. J., died Sept. 20, 1797, married, Nov. 26, 1775, Johanna Rynders Provost, b. 1760, d. March 4, 1824, dau. of John Provost and granddaughter of that David (Ready-Money) Provost who is said to be the original of the character of Alderman Van Beverout.
1 Sarah, b. April 26, 1777.
2 Obadiah, b. Sept. 19,1778, d. Nov. 20, 1828.
3 James,}b. April 21, 1780, d. young.
4 John P., }
5 John, b. July 14, 1781, never returned from War
6 Maria Clarissa, b. Jan. 18, 1783.
7 David Provost, b. Nov. 30, 1784, d. Aug. 17, 1850.
8 Johanna Rynders, b. Oct. 4, 1786, d. Dec. 29, 1856.
9 Andrew, b. March 22, 1789.
10Charlotte, b. Dec. 4, 1790.
11Maria, b. July 14, 1792, d. Oct. 14, 1819.
12Anna, b. May 7, 1794.
13Harriet Louise, b. Oct. 28, 1795, d. y.
14Louise, b. Aug. 6, 1797.
From W. S. Hornor, Attorney, Matawan, N. J.
Capt. John's son Andrew married a cousin, Catherine Bowne, and had Obadiah, who was a mem- ber of Congress about 1848. Lived on Staten Island,
Obadiah6 Bowne, b. Sept. 9, 1778, d. Nov. 20, 1828, married Hannah Newton, b. July, 1799, and d. Nov. 6, 1881. (She is said to have been his second wife.) Hannah Newton was a dau. of Samuel Newtonand-----Reckhow.ObadiahandHannah (Newton) Bowne had: Edmond C., b. April 22, 1816, d. March 17, 1900; James, b. Feb. 18, 1818, died Feb. 6, 1894; Julia Ann, b. June 10, 1824, d. May 8, 1903, and Maria and Obadiah Provost, twins, born July 7, 1826.
ObadiahProvost7BownewasbornJuly 7, 1826, and died June 14, 1872, at South Amboy, N. J. He was a deeply religious man, and was one of the founders of the Methodist Protestant Church of South Amboy, in which church a memorial window has been inserted in his memory and that of his wife.He was a loving father and husband and highly respected by his fellow-citizens.His occupation was that of a carpenter and contractor.An injury occasioned by a fall caused his premature death.On Nov. 8, 1853, he married Phoebe Ann Mills, b. Jan. 3, 1839, near or in South Amboy, and died March 19, 1904, at South Amboy, N. J, She was possessed of many endearing qualities and was greatly beloved by all who knew her. For 37 years she was affiliated with the Metho-dist Protestant Church of South Amboy; was a member of the Daughters of Pocahontas and of the Woman's Christ-ian Temperance Union.Years after the death of her husband she married Warren Hanselle of South Amboy, a veteran of the Civil War, who was severely wounded at Kenesaw Mountain fighting to maintain the Union. He still survives her and lives at South Amboy, N. J.
Phoebe Ann Mills was a dau. of Benjamin Mills, b. Nov., 1789, in England, died Aug. 5, 1871, by his second wife, Sarah Perry (nee Rogers), b. Jan., 1800, d. March 12, 1873.
Obadiah Provost Bowne and Phebe Ann Mills had nine children, all born in Middlesex Co., N. J.:
I Harriet Lowisa, b. Dec. 10, 1854, m. Samuel
Layton, and had Ann Elizabeth, Charles Ed-
mond, Mary Francis and Bertha May.
2 Sarah Matilda, b. Oct. 24, 1856.
3Anna Maria, b. Feb. 23, 1859, m. Luther M. On-
4Mary Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1861, m. John B. Lar-
kin and had John B.; m., 2nd, William H.
5John Provost, b. April 26, 1864.
6Francis Chamberlain, b. Oct. 4, 1865, m. William
C. Snyder, have Harold Bowne.
7Olivia Ann, b. Sept. 8, 1868, d. July 5, 1906, m.
Clarence Ellison. Issue: Le Roy, Edwin Mil-
ton, James Henry, William Rogers, Helen
May, Wesley Allen and Clarence Warren.
8Louis Layton, } b. March 7, 1872, d. Aug. 10,
9Laura Bell,} d. July 25, 1872.
DANIEL BOGART.He was a son of Isaac Bogart, b. Oct. 13, 1718, d. Dec. 31, 1796, m., Nov. 12, 1742, and Sarah Rapelje, b. April 19, 1718, d. April 26, 1786, dau. of Daniel Rapalye and Mary Luyster.
Isaac Bogart was a son of Tunis Bogart of Staten Island, N. Y., d. 1767, in Brooklyn, m., Oct. 20, 1711, and Catherine Hegeman, dau. of Joseph Hegeman and Femmetje Remsen.
Tunis Bogart was a son of Gysbert Bogart, bapt. Dec., 1668, in N. Y., m., April 11, 1689, and Jannetje Van Aersdalen.
Gysbert Bogart was a son of Tunis Gisbertse Bo-gart, who emigrated from Heikop in Utrecht, Holland, in 1652, and Sarah Rapalje, b. June 9, 1625, dau. of Joris Jansen De Rapalye and Catalyntie Trico.
Tunis Gisbertse Bogart was a son of Gisbert Bogart.
ABRAHAM BRINCKERHOFF.He was a son of Daniel Brinckerhoff of North Hempstead, L. I., b. Oct. 26, 1734, d. Sept. 28, 1781, and Ann Monfoort, bapt. Aug. 4, 1732, in Jamaica, L. I., d. Oct. 8, 1793, m., April 3, 1756, dan. of Abram Monfoort and Sarah Ditmas, widow of Peter Ditmas.
Daniel Brinckerhoff was a son of Hendrick Brinckerhoff of Flushing, L. I., b. Jan. 2, 1709, d. 1777, and Lametie Rapelje, dau. of Daniel Rapalye and Altje Cornell.
Hendrick was a son of Joris Brinkerhoff of Flatlands, L. I., b. March 1, 1664, d. March 27, 1729, and Antje Bogart, b. Aug. 23, 1665, d. June 11, 1750, dau. of Tunis Bogart and Sarah Rapalje.
Joris Brinkerhoff was a son of Abraham Brinkerhoff, b. 1632, at Flushing, in Holland, d. 1714, and Aeltie Stryker, b. in the Netherlands, m., May 20, 1660, dau. of Jan Stryker and Lambertje Seubering.
Abraham Brinkerhoff was a son of Joris Brinkerhoff, who emigrated from Vlissingen in the Netherlands in 1638, with his wife, Susanna Dubbles; settled at Brooklyn.He died Jan. 16, 1661, aged 51.
Joris Brinkerhoff was a son of Dirck Brinkerhoff.
JESSE CAREY, HUSBAND OF PHEBE ONDERDONK.Jesse Carey, husband of Phebe Onderdonk, went to N. Y. City from Philadelphia in the early years of his life and worked at the baker's trade until the spring of 1837, when he emigrated with his family to Pittsfield, Pike Co., Ill., where he purchased a tract of land, and, afterenduring many hardships and privations incident to those pioneer days, they had the satisfaction of passing the later years of their lives in ease and comfort on a well-stocked farm, carved out of the wilderness by their energy and perseverance.Both were members of the Christian Church, and are buried in West Cemetery, Pittsfield, Ill.Of their nine children three died in infancy. Margaret re- ceived her education and also taught school in the public schools of Illinois. Later on she employed her time in taking care of her parents in their declining years and last illness.She never married, and resides with her brother, George W., in Barry, Ill.
Jesse J., the oldest son, like all the sons of Jesse and Phoebe Carey, stayed on the farm with his parents until he was married and had a home of his own.He was also a teacher in the public schools.In 1869 he located in Logan Co., Ill., on a farm.In 1879 he moved to Harvel, Ill., and engaged in the lumber busi-ness, which place is his present address.He married in 1863 Helen M. Ross.Six children were born to them; two died in infancy.Three daughters are still living.In 1892 his wife died.
Capt. George W. was married to Miss Jane Hoskin Jan. 7, 1867.To them were born seven children; four died in infancy, and two after having arrived at the age of 22.The only surviving child, Amy, resides with her father.He was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, and was mustered out April 13, 1865, as Captain of Co. B, 3d Reg., Mo. Cav., U. S.After following the occupation of a farmer for 31 years, he retired and located in Barry, Ill., his present home.In 1906 his wife died and was buried in West Cemetery, Pittsfield, Ill.
John, the third son, was a soldier in the Civil War, and served in the 5th Mo. Infantry, Co. G.He also taught in the public schools, and is buried in West Cemetery, Pittsfield, Ill.
William Carey married Eivina Roberson June 18, 1870.They had one girl and two boys.In 1882 he moved to Missouri and settled in Clarence and engaged in the grocery business.His wife died in 1897, and both were buried in Clarence.
Henry B. married Mary Knight in 1883.They had three girls and one boy; one girl died in her 16th year.His wife died in 1894.In 1895 he moved to Barry, and for a while engaged in the mercantile business.He married, in 1900, his second wife, Belle Clark.To them was born one daughter.In the spring of 1908 he moved with his family to 327 East Providence Ave., Spokane, Washington.
COE FAMILY.Rebecca Coe was a dau. of Isaac S. Coe, b. Jan. 3, 1746, and Rachel Archer, dau. of Jacob.
Isaac S. Coe was a son of Samuel Coe, b. March 26, 1717, and Phebe Seaman, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Denton) Seaman. See Seaman sketch.
Samuel Coe was a son of Samuel Coe and Margaret Van Zandt, dan. of John.
Samuel Coe was a son of John Coe, b. in 1626.
John Coe was a son of Robert Coe, b. 1596 in Suffolkshire, Eng., by his wife, Anna ---.
CRAIG.Mr. Henry Curtis Craig spent his boyhood days in his native state, New York, and at an early age followed the towpath along the Erie Canal, when that artificial waterway was the principal artery of transportation in the Empire State.At the age of 24 he married his first wife, Eliza F. Feruile.In 1856 Mr. Craig moved to Rockford, Illinois, and lived in that vicinity for 18 years, working at the miller's trade, which he learned soon after coming to Illinois.In 1875 he moved to Hooper, Nebraska, where his wife died in 1879.
A few years later he married Rachel Ann Onderdonk of Poplar Grove, Ill.From Hooper Mr. Craig moved to Fullerton, Neb., and took charge of the mill at that place.For a number of years he held the position of shoemaker at the Indian school in Genoa.After leaving the employ of the government he opened a shoemaker's shop in Genoa, which he conducted until old age and ill health compelled him to cease his physical labors.
On the 15th of June, 1861, in the city of Rockford, Ill., Mr. Craig was made a Master Mason.
ABRAM DITMIS.He was a son of John D. Ditmars of Jamaica, L. I., d. March 11, 1853, and Catalina Johnson, d. July 6, 1847, m., Nov. 5, 1791, dau. of Martin Johnson.
John D. Ditmars was a son of Dowe Ditmars, Jr., of Jamaica, L. I., b. Aug. 24, 1735, d. Aug. 25, 1775, and Maria Johnson, b. Aug. 11, 1733, dau. of Jan. Barentse Janssen and Catalina Schenck.
Dowe Ditmars, Jr., was a son of Abraham Ditmars of Jamaica, d. Aug. 7, 1743, and Bregie or Breckje Remsen, bapt. Dec. 1, 1707, d. Aug. 31, 1750, m., June 18, 1725, dau. of Abraham Remsen and Ann Middagh.
Abraham Ditmars was a son of Dowe Ditmars of Jamaica, yeoman, and Catherine Lott, m., Sept. 22, 1687, dau. of Peter Lott, the emigrant.
Dowe Ditmars was a son of John Ditmars, b. about 1643, married Adriana ---.
John Ditmars was a son of Jan Jansen, from Ditmar-sen, in the Dutchy of Holstein, married Neeltie Douwes.
FLOYD.The first recorded ancestor of David Richard Floyd, who married Sarah Onderdonk, was Richard Floyd, who was a native of Brecknockshire, Wales.He came to this country in 1650, settled at Setauket, L. I., and was one of the fifty-five original proprietors of Brookhaven.He married Susanna ---, who was born in 1626.He died in 1700.His wife died in 1706, leaving issue, Richard Floyd.This Richard was born in 1664, d. Feb. 28, 1737, was appointed County Colonel in the troubled days of King William's War, and was retired to the snug haven of the Court of Common Pleas by grace of Queen Anne.In 1686 he married Margaret Nichols, b. 1662, d. in 1718, dau. of Colonel Matthias Nichols and Abigail, his wife.Judge Richard Floyd left a son, who was also called Richard, was born in 1703 and died April 21, 1771, married Elizabeth Hutchinson, born in 1709, died in 1778, dau. of Benjamin Hutchinson and Martha Hutchinson.The issue of Richard Floyd and his wife Elizabeth was: Richard, Elizabeth, John, Margaret, Benjamin, Gilbert, William, Samuel, Mary and Anna.
Colonel Richard FIoyd, the fourth of the name, was born Feb. 26, 1731, died June 30, 1791, at Mau gerville, New Brunswick, married Arrabella Jones on Nov. 2, 1757.She was born Dec. 7, 1734, d. May 29, 1785, and was buried at Mastic, L. I.Col. Richard Floyd was a Tory, and was obliged to leave the United States to save a portion of his property.The remainder, including the estate at Mastic, L. I., left him by his father, was confiscated.
Arrabella Jones was a granddaughter of Thomas Jones, who emigrated to this country from Strabane, Ireland, in 1692, having been a Major in the army of the dethroned monarch, King James the Second.Major Jones was a Protestant gentleman of Strabane in the County of Tyrone, Province of Ulster, in Ireland, about 150 miles northwest from Dublin, where he was born about the year 1665.His family, which was formerly from England, but originally of Welsh extraction, had long been seated in the north of Ireland.He married Freelove Townsend, b. Dec. 29, 1674, granddaughter of John Townsend, a prominent Quaker, who came to New Amsterdam early in the 17th century, about 1635, from Norwich, in Norfolk, England.
GESNER.Henry Gesner was a well-known builder of vessels and had his shipyard at the foot of what is now Clinton Ave., South Nyack.He built the Orange, the first Nyack steamboat, in 1827.He was also inventor of the center-board and first put such improvements in large sail vessels.
GURNEE.The Gurnee family is of Huguenot origin, and the name was originally spelled Garnier.The ancestor of the family was Isaac Garnier, whose oldest son, Francis, came to Haverstraw, N. Y., in 1729.
ANDREW J. HEGEMAN.He was a son of Elbert Hegeman, b. May 2, 1790, d. Sept. 15, 1851, and Maria Onderdonk, b. May 20, 1790, d. July 15, 1859, m., May 30, 1811, dau. of Joseph Onderdonk and Dorothy Monfoort.
Elbert Hegeman was a son of Andris J. Hegeman, b. April 16, 1739, d. Feb. 6, 1807, and Dorothy Monfoort, b. Jan. 18, 1749, d. April 9, 1808, m, July 31, 1769, dau. of Peter Monfoort and Margariete Hardenberg.
Andris J. Hegeman was a son of Jacobus Hegeman of Cow Neck, L. I., b. Feb. 12, 1711, d. Dec. 20, 1747, and Gertrude Onderdonk, b. Aug. 22, 1713, d. Feb. 21, 1785, m., Nov. 4, 1732, dau. of Andries Onderdonk and Gertrude Lott.
Jacobus Hegeman was a son of Elbert Hegeman and Marytie Rapalje.
JANE RAPALJE HEGEMAN.She was a dan. of John Vanderbilt Hegeman, b. April 12, 1794, d. Feb. 1, 1847, and Catherine Remsen, b. Oct. 6, 1794, d. Sept. 4, 1872, m., Jan. 2, 1815, dau. of Cornelius Remsen and Ann Van Wicklen.
John Vanderbilt Hegeman was a son of Joseph Hegeman of Cedar Swamp, L. I., b. June 10, 1764, d. Dec. 6, 1841, and Jannetje (Jane) Rapaije, b. March 3, 1765, d. Oct. 30, 1847, m., Nov. 11, 1784, dau. of George Rapaije and Elizabeth Schenck.
Joseph Hegeman was a son of Rem Hegeman of Cedar Swamp, L. I., b. July 10, 1738, d. Aug. 28, 1804, and Eyda (Ida) Vanderbilt, b. Aug. 5, 1741, d. Sept. 5, 1828, dau. of Jeremiah Vanderbilt and Sarah Van Brunt.
Rem Hegeman was a son of Joseph Hegeman.
DANIEL HEGEMAN.He was a son of Elbert Hegeman of New Lotts, b. 1687, d. Oct. 22, 1777, and Marytie Rapalje, b. 1677, m., April 30, 1710, dau. of Daniel Rapalje and Sarah Klock.
Elbert Hegeman was a son of Joseph Hegeman and Femmetje Remsen.
Elbert Hegeman of New Lotts, b. 1687.
The N. Y. Gazette of Nov. 10, 1777, says - "He was no less remarkable for his piety than his benevolence and exhibited to us in a remarkable instance of his attention to the divine laws of his Creator, having read the Bible through no less than three hundred and sixty-five times."
JACOBUS HEGEMAN.He was a son of Joost Hegeman, b. Jan. 1, 1733, d. Jan. 24, 1790, and Geertruy or Charity Hegeman, b. Aug. 15, 1733, d. Aug. 21, 1776, m., Nov. 17, 1758, dau. of Jacobus Hegeman and Gertrude Onderdonk.
Joost Hegeman was a son of Peterus Hegernan, b. June 3, 1706, d. 1770, and Annatye Hoogland, m. Dec. 13, 1744.
Peterus Hegeman was a son of Adriaen Hegeman and Marya Cernel (Cornell).
She was a dau. of Joseph Hegeman, b. June 29, 1710, d. Feb. 5, 1783, and Sarah Martense, b. 1717, d. Aug. 28, 1764.
Joseph Hegeman was a son of Adriaen Hegeman, b. Oct. 29, 1680, d. 1747, and Marya Cernel (Cornell), dau. of Peter Cernel and Margarietje Verscheur.
Adriaen Hegeman was a son of Joseph Hegeman of New Lotts, L. I., and Femmetie Remsen, b. Aug. 1, 1657, d. 1745, dau. of Rem Jansen Vanderbeeck (the emigrant) and Jannetje Jorese Rapalje, dau. of George (Joris) Jansen De Rapalie, the emigrant.
Joseph Hegeman emigrated with his father, Adriaen, from Amsterdam about 1650, d. about 1725.
ELIZA HOOGLAND.She was a dau. of Daniel Hoogland, b. July 5, 1768, d. April 29, 1830, and Phebe Coles (his second wife), b. Aug. 22, 1783, d. May 27, 1852, m., April 17, 1803, dau. of Abram Coles and Hannah Weeks.
Daniel Hoogland was a son of Wilhemus Hoogland, b. June 27, 1740, d. Nov. 21, 1778, and Maria Hegeman, b. Jan. 4, 1735, d. Dec. 10, 1814, m., Oct. 19, 1760, dau. of Daniel Hegeman and Catherine Onderdonk.
Wilhemus Hoogland was a son of Abraham Hoogland, b. about 1702 at Flatbush, L. I., d. Nov. 20, 1786, and Anate Duryea, d. Aug., 1758, m. Sept. 29, 1738.
Abraham Hoogland was a son of William Hoogland, b. 1669, and Neeltje Adrians, b. Dec., 1675, dau. of Adriaen Ryersen and Annetje Martense Schenck.
(Note. A part of the family of Adriaen Ryersen took the names of Adriance and Adrians.)
William Hoogland was a son of Dirck Jansen Hoogland, who emigrated from Maersseveen in the Province of Utrecht, Holland, in 1659, at the age of 22; m., Oct. 8, 1662, Annetje Bergen, bapt. July 12, 1640, d. 1680, dau. of Hans Bergen and Sarah Rapalje, and widow of Jan Clerq, of Midwout.
Dirck Jansen Hoogland was a son of Jan Hoogland.
WILLIAM HOOGLAND.He was a son of Elbert Hoogland, b. June 5, 1777, d. Aug. 23, 1806, m., Aug. 26, 1797, and Willemtje Duryea, b. April 22, 1781, d. Dec. 16, 1855, dau. of Jorus Duryea and Wilhelmina Braambos.
Elbert Hoogland was a son of Wilhemus Hoogland and Maria Hegeman.
JONES.Major Thomas Jones received from his wife's father a large tract of land at Fort Neck on the south side of L. I.His eldest son, Judge David Jones, married Anna Willet and had Arrabella, who married Col. Richard Floyd, parents of David Richard Floyd, who married Sarah Onderdonk.
LATROBE.The family name was originally de Bonval.They lived at Villeneuve, near Montauban, in Languedoc, France, and belonged to the old French Noblesse.Count Henri, the first named on this paper, acquired the name of Latrove, or Latrobe, for his successful search for papers relating to the estates of the family.The family belonged to the party of the Reformation-Huguenot.He supported Henry IV.One of the family distinguished himself by his gallant defence of the Fortress of Verlhas, near Montauban. The family was involved in the persecutions and losses resulting from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1585.Henri, son of the Count, went to Holland, and was in the service of William of Orange. When William was made King of England he accompanied him and was with him at the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland, where he was wounded.His grandson, Benjamin, became a Moravian Bishop.Benjamin Henry came to this country in 1795.He lived in Norfolk, Va., whence he was summoned to Washington by President Madison to take charge of the construction of the U. S. Capitol.His son, Benjamin Henry, was an engineer, and built the B. & 0. R. R.He was regarded as the "Father of American Railroad Engineering," and was the first to carry a locomotive over the mountains.
THE LATROBE LINE.Count Henri de Bonval m. Adelaide Montmorenci.
Henri Bonval Latrobe m. Malfre de Raymond.
James Bonval Latrobe m. --- Thornton.
Benjamin Latrobe m. Anne Margaret Antes.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe m. Mary Elizabeth Hazelhurst.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe m. Eleanor Hazelhurst.
Mary Elizabeth Latrobe rn. Henry Onderdonk.
PELLETREAU.Susanna Pelletreau was a dau. of Paul Pelletreau and Susannah Heartin.
Paul Pelletreau was a son of Elie Pelletreau.
Elie Pelletreau was a son of Paul Pelletreau of Arces, France, a village in what then was the Province of Xaintage, and now the department of Charente.It is not known whether Paul Pelletreau came to this country.
Susannah Heartin was a dau. of Wm. Heartin and Elizabeth Denis, who was a dau. of Capt. Andrew Denis and Susanna Croisette, Bordeaux, France.
MEYER.Dirk Meyer1 married and had Jan2 Dirkson Meyer, who married and had Jan Jansen3 Meyer, who married in 1677 Annaetje Idense Van Vorst, dau. of Ide Cornelison Van Vorst by his wife, Hilletje Jans. Ide Cornelison Van Vorst was a son of Garret Jansen Van Vorst.The latter was murdered at Hackensack in 1642 by an Indian.Garret Jansen Van Vorst was a son of Jan.
Jan Jansen Meyer3 and Annaetje Idense Van Vorst had Ide Meyer, b. 1687, who married Gertruyt Van Dalson, and had Elizabeth, b. 1714.She married Thomas Eckerson, and they were the parents of Willemtje, who married Adrian Onderdonk.
DOROTHY MONFOORT.She was a daughter of Joost Monfoort of Cedar Swamp, L. I., b. May 25, 1724, d. 1779, and Catrina Duryea, b. June 12, 1726, d. Oct. 1, 1799, m., May 16, 1746, dau. of Abram Duryea and Elizabeth Polhemus.
Joost Monfoort was a son of Jacobus Monfoort of Cedar Swamp, L. I., b. Oct. 6, 1696, at Flatiands, L. I., d. Oct. 20, 1776, 4nd Dorothy Duryea, b. Bushwick, L. I., d. Dec. 30, 1775, at Cedar Swamp, m., June 2, 1720.
Jacobus Monfoort was a son of Pieter Monfoort of Flatlands, L. I., bapt. July 21, 1652, in New York, d. June 2, 1726, and Marretje Luyster, dau. of Peter.
Pieter Monfoort was a son of Peter Monfoort, the emigrant, d. Jan. 4, 1661, m., Jan., 1630, Sarah De Plancken at Amsterdam.
JACOBUS MONFOORT.He was a son of Jan Monfoort, bapt. Feb. 23, 1648, d. before 1737, at Madnan's Neck, and Ida Brinckerhoff, m., May 17, 1687, dau. of Abram Jorise Brinkerhoff and Aeltje Strycker.
Jan Monfoort was a son of Peter Monfoort, the emigrant, and Sarah De Plancken.
CATHERINE C. RAPELYEA.She was a daughter of Cornelius Rapalye, bapt. Jan. 16, 1803, d. June 4, 1859, and Catherine H. Allen, bapt. March 7, 1809, d. April 29, 1853, m., March 23, 1835, daughter of Jan Allen and Nelly Schenck.
Cornelius Rapalye was a son of Abram Rapalje of North Hempstead, L,. I., b. Jan. 25, 1763, d. Feb. 23, 1826, and Ida Monfoort (2nd wife), d. Nov. 24, 1836, dau. of Cornelius Monfoort and Molly Monfoort.
Abram was a son of George Rapalye and Elizabeth Schenck.
SARAH RAPALYE.She was a daughter of George Rapalye, of Cow Neck, L. I., b. Feb. 18, 1732, d. Jan. 12, 1815, and Elizabeth Schenck, b. Dec. 27, 1732, d. Nov. 5, 1815, m., Oct. 18, 1753, dau. of Roelof and Susannah Monfoort.
George Rapalye was a son of Abraham Rapalje of Newtown, L. I., b. May 19, 1705, d. Feb. 7, 1777, and Anna Brinckerhoff, b. Oct. 4, 1712, d. Oct. 3, 1776, m., May 14, 1731, dau. of George Rapalje and Annetje Tunise Bogart.
Abraham Rapalje was a son of George (Joris) Rapalye of Brooklyn and Flushing, L. I., b. March 4, 1675, in Brooklyn, and Agnes Berrien, b. 1675, d. Nov. 3, 1756, dau. of Cornelius.
George (Joris) Rapalye was a son of Daniel Rapalye, b. Dec. 29, 1650, in New York, d. Dec. 26, 1725, in Brooklyn, and Sarah Klock, b. 1652, d. Feb. 28, 1731, m., May 27, 1674, dau. of Abraham Klock.
Daniel Rapalye was a son of George (Joris) Jansen de Rapalie, who emigrated from La Rochelle, France, in 1623, in the ship Nieuw Netherland; settled at first at Fort Orange, and afterward removed to New Amsterdam; married Catalyntie Trico, b. in Paris, France, 1605, d. Sept. 11, 1689, dau. of Joris.She also came in the ship Nieuw Netherland.Their dau. Sarah is said to have been the first white female child born of European parents in New Netherlands.The original Rapalie family record is preserved in the Library of the N. Y. Historical Society.
REMSEN.Marretje Remsen was a dau. of James Remsen ofKings Co., who had children, viz.: Dorothy, Hendrick, Aris, Joris, Johanes, Peter, Catrina, Antie, Rem, Maritie and probably a second Johanes.(His will proved April 22, 1752.)
James Remsen was a son of (sup.) Rem Remsen, b. Dec. 2, 1652, m. Marretie Vanderbilt, dau. of Jan.
Rem Remsen was a son of Rem Jansen Vanderbeeck, blacksmith, emigrated from Ieveren in the Netherlands, d. 1681, m., Dec. 21, 1642, Jannetje Rapali, b. Aug. 18, 1829, dau. of George (Joris) Jansen de Rapalie and Catalyntie Trico.Rem Jansen Vanderbeeck was in New Amsterdam, 1642 to 1651; in Beverwyck (Albany), 1655 to 1660); at the Walebought, Brooklyn, in which place he owned several houses and lots.His sons were called Rem's sons, hence the name Remsen.
MANUMISSION OF A SLAVE."1806. Jan. 9. to whom it may concern.
"Whereas application hath this day been made to us, Benjamin Tredwell and Lott Onderdonk, overseers of the poor of the town of North Hempstead by Joseph Onderdonk of the same place to have his negro slave named Mike manumitted and set free, we do hearby certify that we have made enquiry in the premises and believe the said slave is under the age of 50 years and of sufficient ability to provide for himself and we approve that he be manumitted and set free. In witness thereof we have herunto set our hands this 27th day of March in the year of our Lord 1806.
"Overseers of the Poor.
"This is to certify that I manumit and set free my male slave named Mike, as the statute of the State requires.
RICHARDS.Eleanor F. Richards, who married Garret Onderdonk (b. 1808), was a daughter of John Richards by his wife, Elizabeth Parker.John Richards met his death by drowning in the Raritan.He emigrated from England.His children were John1, married Mary Demarest, and had John, Ann Eliza and Mary; Ann Eliza2, b. 1815, m. Thomas Corris, who came from the Isle of Man, and had Annie, John, Van, and Mary Jane.
Elizabeth Parker had a brother, James, and possibly another brother, Benjamin, and is said to have been related to Governor Parker, the war governor of New Jersey.
RIERSON.Cornelius Rierson, d. Sept. 2, 1761, m., Jan. 29, 1701, Sara Bergen, d. May 29, 1772.Their children were:
Saera, b. Sept. 27, 1702, d. Jan. 10, 1715.
Marta, b. Feb. 6, 1704, d. Aug. 26, 1748.
Aemmity, b. Oct. 29, 1709.
Saera, b. Sept. 20, 1716, d. Feb. 17, 1728.
Jorges (George), b. April 2, 1719.
Antie, b. Oct. 2, 1721, m. Isaac Underdunck.
George (Jorges) Rierson, b. April 2, 1719, d. Jan. 18, 1777, m., Oct. 15, 1744, Sara Deveau. Their children were:
Peter, b. May 29, 1748.
Cornelius, b. Jan. 26, 1752.
Martin, b. Feb. 4, 1754.
Jean, b. March 24, 1757.
Sarah, b. March 22, 1759.
John, b. July 27, 1761.
From old Rierson and Onderdonk Bible.
ELIZABETH SCHENCK.She was a dau. of Minne Schenck of the town of Hempstead, b. April 8, 1700, d. March 3, 1767, and Maria Monfoort, b. June 24, 1708, d. July 26, 1756, m., June 3, 1727, dau. of Elbert Monfoort and Susannah Van Wyck.
Minne Schenck was a son of Martin Schenck and Elizabeth Minnes.
MARTIN SCHENCK.He was a son of Minne Schenck, b. May 27, 1775, d. May 10, 1809, and Phebe Toffey, b. April 15, 1778, d. Dec. 31, 1843, m. June 28, 1796.
Minne Schenck was a son of Martin Schenck of North Hempstead, L. I., b. Dec. 26, 1740, d. Jan. 23, 1793, and Agniet (Agnes) Rapalye, b. March 15, 1746, d. Feb. 16, 1782, m., Jan. 23, 1768, dau. of Jacob Rapalye and Catherine Lott.
Martin Schenck was a son of Minne Schenck and Maria Monfoort.
SUSANNAH SCHENCK.She was a dau. of Abraham Schenck of Great Neck, L. I., b. Aug. 1, 1742, d. Aug. 28, 1825, andCatalina Hoogiand, d. July 8, 1829, m., Jan. 13, 1770, dau. of Cornelius Hoogland and Catalina Van Hook.
Abraham Schenck was a son of Rulof Schenck of Flatlands and Cow Neck, L. I., b. Oct. 1, 1696, d. May 12, 1777, and Susannah Monfoort, bapt. March 30, 1703, at Jamaica, L. I., d. Dec. 1, 1748, m. Nov. 9, 1727, dau. of Jan Monfoort and Ida Brinckerhoff.
Rulof Schenck was a son of Martin Schenck of Flatlands, L. I., b. Jan. 2, 1661, d. May 2, 1727, and Elizabeth Minnes, his second wife; m., April 1, 1693, dau. of Minne Johannes and Rensje Feddans.
Martin Schenck was a son of Roelof Schenck and Neeltje Couwenhoven.
SEAMAN.Capt. John1 Seaman married Elizabeth, dau. of John Strickland, who came from County Westmoreland, Eng., and was an original settler of Charlestown in 1629-30, and was made a Freeman of Massachusetts in 1631; became a member of the church at Watertown; afterwards was at Weathersfield and Fairfield, Conn. Strickland's son Thwaite settled at Wethersfield.Another son, Samuel, came to L. I.Of his daughters, one, Joanna, married Jonas Wood from Halifax.The issue of Capt. John and Elizabeth Strickland Seaman were: John, m. Hannah Williams; Jonathan;Benjamin, m. Martha Titus; Solomon, m. Elizabeth Linnington.
Jonathan2 Seaman married Jane ------, and had: David, m. Temperance Williams; Jonathan; John, m. Hannah Williams; Joseph, and Caleb.
Jonathan3 Seaman married Elizabeth Denton (his will proved 1755, dated in Orange Co., N. Y.), and had:Jonathan, who married; Jonas, m. Jane D. Moss; Jecaniah, m. Rachel Secor; John; Elizabeth, m. John Palmer; Martha, m. Michael Vandervort; Phebe, and Hannah, m. William Coe.
Phebe4 Seaman married Samuel Coe, had a son, Isaac S., who married Rachel Archer, dau. of Jacob. They had Rebecca, who married Garret Onderdonk.
See Coe sketch.
TALLMAN.Margaret Tallman married Thomas C. Baldwin. Issue, Edward L.
Tunis Tallman married Anna Van Dien. No issue.
Mary Tallman married, first, John Lansing Blauvelt; second, Horace G. Lee. No issue.
Michael C. Tallman married Martha Hines. Issue, Frank, Margaret, Charles.
Richard D. C. Tallman married Martha Taulman. Issue, Harry, Mary, Anna Effie, Ida, Marion.
George W. Tallman married Adelaide Gilchrest. Issue, Minnie L., Louise G., Anna V. D., Bessie.
TREDWELL.Segga Tredwell, b. July 31, 1728.
Phebe Tredwell, b. July 12, 1730.
John Tredwell, b. Aug. 3, 1732.
Benjamin Tredwell, b. May 11, 1735.
Phebe Tredwell, deceased Jan. 18, 1738.
Sarah Tredwell, b. Jan. 7, 1740.
Samuel Tredwell, b. May 28, 1743.
William Tredwell, b. Dec. 11, 1747.
Benjamin Tredwell, b. Sept. 27, 1702.
Glorannah Tredwell, b. Nov. 2, 1751, d. April 19, 1753.
Elizabeth Tredwell, b. Sept. 8, 1763, d. Oct. 20, 1770.
Sarah Tredwell, d. April 11, 1782.
James Tredwell, b. Jan. 15, 1768, Friday.
Henry Tredwell, b. March 6, 1771, Wednesday.
CATALYNTJE TRICO."Catelyn Trico, aged about 83 years, born in Paris doth Testify and Declare that in ye year 1623 she came into this Country with a ship called ye Unity whereof was Commander Arien Jorise belonging to ye West India Company being ye first Ship yt came here for ye sd Company; as soon as they came to Manhatans nowcalled N: York they sent Two families & Six men to hartford River & Two families & 8 men to Delaware River and 8 men they left att N: York to take Possession and ye Rest of ye Passengers went wth ye ship up as farr as Albany which they then called fort Orangie.When as ye ship came as farr a Sopus which is 1/2 way to Albanie; they lightened ye Ship with some boats yt were left there by ye Dutch that had been there ye year before a trading wth ye Indians upont there oune accompts & gone back againto Holland & so brought ye vessel up; there were about 18 families aboard who settled themselves att Albany & made a small fort; and as soon as they had built themselves some huts of Bark; ye Mahikanders or River Indians ye Marquase Oneydes: Onondages Cayougas & Sinnekas, with ye Mahawawa or Ottawawaes Indians came & made Covenants of friend ship wth ye Sd Arien Jorise there Commander Bringing him great Presents ofBever or oyr Peltry & desyred that they might come & have a Constant free Trade with them Wch was concluded upon & ye sd nations came dayly with great multitudes of Beaver & traded them wth ye Christians, there sd Commanr Arien Jorise staid with them all winter and sent his sonne home with ye ship; ye sd Deponent lived in Albany three years all which time ye sd Indians were all as quiet as Lambs & came & traded with all ye freedom Imaginable, in ye year 1626 ye Deponent came from Albany & settled at N: York where she lived afterwards for many years and then came to Long Island where she now lives.
"The Sd Catelyn Trico made oath of ye sd Deposition before me ather house on Long Island in ye Wale Bought this 17th day of October 1688.
"Justice of ye pece."
1812. Dec. 1st. Benjamin Sands sells hisgrist mill, atManhasset, to Andrew Onderdonk and Daniel Hoogland for the purpose of a cotton factory.
1814. Jan. 14.A majority of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Queens Co., N. Y., awarded Joseph Onderdonk of Manhasset a premium of $35, for the best piece of woolen cloth made in the county, being twenty-five yards in length and three-quarters wide, but as it was made in the factory of Messrs. Jones, Cold Spring, the Legislature by special enactment withheld the award.
USTICK.Deborah Ustick was a dau. of William Ustick, b. Dec. 28, 1731, in New Jersey, and d. May. 2, 1806, and Susanna Pelletreau, b. Dec. 26, 1833, d. Sept. 14, 1783, m. on June 17, 1757.
William Ustick was a son of Thomas Ustick, b. 1701 in St. Justin, Cornwall, England, d. Oct. 11, 1738, and is buried in Trinity churchyard, N. Y., m. Elizabeth Shackerly.He emigrated to this county and was made a freeman of the City of New York.
Coat-of-Arms: "Gules-three spread eagles in bend cortise or. Crest, an eagle proper."
VAN HOUTEN.Theunis Van Houten died July 6, 1737, m. Catherine Kupper (Cooper), d. Aug. 20, 1734.Their son, Ruleff Theunis Van Houten, b. Aug. 27, 1680, d. March 5, 1765, m., 1st, on Oct. 17, 1705, Marretie Huybertse Blauvelt; m., 2nd, on Aug. 14, 1721, Marretie Peters, b. Oct. 8, 1677.
Issue by first wife:
Theunis, b. Oct. 4, 1706.
John, b. Jan. 14, 1711.
Catherine, b. Oct. 28, 1712.
Willemyntie or Jemima, b. April 4, 1715.
Nicholas, b. April 23, 1717.
Catherine married Lucas Steveesen, and their dau., Wilhelmina, married Andries Onderdonck, b. 1747.
Willemyntie or Jemima married Andries Onderdonck, b. 1707.
From Van Houten-Onderdonk Bible.
WAIT.Louise Maria Wait, b. in N. Y. City, m., on Oct. 1, 1878, in N. Y. City, Louis Ghriskey Phillips, b. June 22, 1849, in Philadelphia, Pa. Issue:
1 Florence Lydia Phillips, b. June 6, 1880, in
Brooklyn, N. Y.
2 Eloise Barry Phillips, b. Sept. 13, 1887, in New
Lyman Goff Wait disappeared about 1892-1893, and has never been heard of since.
William Edward Wait died at Grand View, Rockland Co., N. Y.; married, on Sept. 27, 1870, Emily Elizabeth Kiersted, b. Nov. 26, 1848. Issue:
1 Herbert Kiersted Wait, b. March 19, 1872, m.
Beatrice Caffall Olson on Nov. 1, 1899. Issue.
Beatrice Emily, b. July 29, 1900, and Gladys
Margaret, b. Feb. 1, 1905.
2 Arthur Onderdonk Wait, b. July 16, 1875.
3 William Elmer Wait, b. Dec. 9, 1881.
4 Frederick Crawford Wait, b. Oct. 20, 1888.
5 Harold Cromwell Wait, b. Aug. 5, 1895.
Emily Sophia Wait married L. Frank Barry on June 23, 1866, in N. Y. City. Issue:
1 Robert Alexander Barry, b. June 2, 1867, who
married Mary Laura McFall. Issue: Robert
A., who died in infancy, and Lyman Francis,
b. March 12, 1902.
2 Emma Louise Barry, b. Feb. 1, 1869, m. William
David Everhard Allen, and had issue: Fran-
cis Barrey Allen, b. July 25, 1888, and Doro-
thy Windsor, b. April 8,1892.
3 Frank Gibbud Barry, b. Aug. 1, 1871, married
Jessie Noble, and has Clara Nicholson, b.
Sept. 17, i896.
NONAGENARIANS.Andrew (Peter), 90 years 3 months 11 days.
James (Peter), 95 years 2 months.
Catherine (Peter), 97 years; living on Nov. 27, 1908.
Affey (Adrian), 102-1/2 years.
Anna M. (George), 92 years 5 months 8 days.
Matilda (Minne), 95 years.
Garret (Adrian), 91 years.
Peter (John), 95 years 1 month 23 days.
John (Andries), 96 years 6 months.
Gertrude (Adrian), 91 years 9 months 4 days.
Lansing (Abraham), 90 years 7 days.
Garret A. (Abraham), 90 years 6 months 25 days.
THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION.On the 17th of July, 1775, at Orangetown, Province of New York, the most important meeting ever held in this locality took place, probably, at the Yoast Mabie House.At this meeting every man was called on to declare his allegiance to the cause of liberty, or be reckoned among the enemies of his country.The meeting was called to consider the following:
"General Association adopted by freemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of the city and county of New York, on Saturday, the 29th of April, 1775, and transmitted for signing to all the counties in the province.
"Persuaded that the salvation of the rights and liberty of (America) depends, under God, on the firm union of its inhabitants in a vigorous prosecution of the measures necessary for its, safety, and convinced of the necessityof preventing the anarchy and confusion which attend the dissolution of the powers of the government, we, freemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of Orange Town, being greatly alarmed at the avowed design of the ministry to raise revenue in America, and shocked by the bloody scenes now acting in the Massachusetts Bay, do, in the most solemn manner, resolve never to become slaves; and do associate under all the ties of religion, honor, and love to our country, to adopt and endeavor to carry into execution whatever measure may be recommended by the Continental Congress, or resolved upon by our Provincial Convention, for the purpose of preserving our constitution, and opposing the execution of the several arbitrary and oppressive acts of the British Parliament until a reconciliation between Great Britain and America on constitutional principles (which we most ardently desire) can be obtained; and that we will in all things follow out the advice of our general committee respecting the purposes aforesaid, the preservation of peace and good order, and the safety of individuals of private property."
Among the 39 signers to the above General Association were Abraham Onderdonk, Daniel Onderdonk, and Adrean Onderdonk.
"These are the names of the persons who have signed the General Association. A true copy of the originals taken and compared by me. Per order of the committee.
"Orange Town, July 17, 1775."
"This Association was also signed by about 440 other citizens of Orange County, among whom were:
Not one Onderdonk in Orange Co. signed against this General Association.
AN OLD INDENTURE.This indenture is given because of its antiquity and curious wording when compared with the legal documents of to-day:
"This Indenture made the 26th day of March in the ninth year of the Reinge of Ower Sovering Lord, George, Kinge of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Kinge Defender of the faith Ano Domini One thou- sand seven hundred and thirty and six, Between Ayre Smith of the Township of Toppon in the County of Oringe of the one part and Gerret Onderdonk and Abraham Onderdonk both of Longe Island of the town of Heinsted and colony of New York.
"Yeomans witnessed that the said Ayre Smith, for and in consideration of the sum of 350 pounds of good and lawful money of the Province of New York, to him well and truly in hand paid before the enseal ing and delivery of these preasants, the recept whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself there width fully satisfid and thereof and therefrom and of and from every part and parcel thereof doth hereby acquit exonerate and forever Discharge the said Gerret Onderdonk and Abraham Onderdonk, to them their heirs, executors, administrators, and every one of them hath given, granted, bargained, solde, alinated, revised, released conveyed and conformed, and by these presants doth give, grant, baregain, sell alinate, revise, release, convay unto the said Gerret Onderdonk and Abraham Onderdonk, to them their heirs and assigns forever, All a certain farm or tract of land or meadows, situate laying and being at the North River on the west syde of said river in the bounds of Toppon in Orringe County, beginning at the north by a black oak sappling with a west line to the top of the hill and so alongh the said till it comes to Gabriel Ludlow's to a certain stone there standing and so down to the kreeck or brook and so along the kreeck or brook or sloot till it comes to the first station, being bounded on the north by Tunis Dowse Tallman, west top of the hill, south by the kreeck or sloat, together containing three hundred and twinty accors, being the same more or less of it lyek width ------ all and singular houses, barns, stables, orcards, gardaing, meadows, fansings, ways, patches, passages, watter or watter courses, benefits, comoditys, prevlidges belonging the same premises hereby granted, and reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and all the esteate, right, title, interest, possession, property, claim and demand, whatsoever of him the said Ayre Smith of in or to the said tract of land or any part or parcel thereof.To have and to hold the sdfarm and all and singular other the premises with the appurtenances herefore mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and released and every part or parcel thereof unto the said Gerret Onderdonk their heirs and assigns forever.
"And the said Ayre Smith and Yannetie his wife, the aforesaid tract of land and all and singular other the premises with their appurtenances before mentioned, and all the estaet right tittle unto the said parsons Gerret Onderdonk and Abraham Onderdonk unto their heirs will well and truly warrent and forever defend by under and from all manner of person or persons that shall lawfully claim the same or any part thereof., and will well by the sd. Ayre Smith and Yannetie his wife, and that the said Gerret Onderdonk and Abraham Onderdonk may pacebley enter into the possession widhout any hinderance or molestation or Denyal of him the said Ayre Smith and Yannetie his wife have hereunto set our hands the day and year first above written.
"Signed scaled and Delivered in the presants of us
"Jan + Holdrum
"Rem Remsen,Jannetie Smith."
"Oring County, June 21st day in, the year of our Lord Christ 1755 then personally appeared before meCornelius Cuyper one of the judges of the court of common pleas for the County of Oringe, the within named Jan Holdrum and was sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, and saith that he saw Ayre Smith and Jannety his wife, sign, seal and deliver the within instrument as their voluntary act and deed for the uses therein mentioned, and I having examined the same allow the same may be recorded.
"This transfer of land by Ayre Smith and his wife Jannety, made in 1736 to Gerret Onderdonk and Abraham Onderdonk, embraced that part of the river shore lying between what is now known as South Nyack and the Sparkill Creek at Piermont, Rockland Co., N. Y. It is now covered by Grand View Village.
NOTES.In that part of the town of Ramapo, Rockland Co., N. Y., formerly called by the Indian name of Kakiat in the "Brick Church" graveyard on the Old Kings Road, are buried:
James Onderdonk, b. July 20, 1852, d. Aug. 16,
Adrian Onderdonk, d. Oct. 12, 1818, aged 86 y.
7 m. 17 d.
Adrian Onderdonk, Jr., d. Jan. 31, 1835, aged 78
y. 9 m. 26 d.
The first town meeting of the newly formed town of New Hempstead, Rockland Co., N. Y., afterwards called Hempstead, and then Ramapo, was held on the first Tuesday in April, 1791, at the house of Theunis Cooper near the "Brick Church."Among the persons chosen for the several officers were: Abraham Onderdonk, assessor; Abraham Onderdonk, Overseer of the Poor; James Onderdonk and Thomas Onderdonk, fence viewers.
When the True Reformed Church of Monsey, Rockland Co., was organized June 11, 1824, some 68 members of the "Brick Church" allied themselves with the new Church, among whom were:
Garret T. Onderdonk,
On page 44, Supervisors' book, Town of New Hempstead, Rockland Co., N. Y., is the following curious entry:
BILL OF FREEDOM."To whom these Presents shall come, Know ye that John Blauvelt of the town of Heinstead in the county of Rockland and State of New York is minded and by these Presents Does freely manumite a Negro man named Will aged about twenty-one years and said Negro appearing to be A hail hearty man both in body and limb and whereas John Myer and Abraham Onderdonk Poor Masters of the town of Hempstead above said having Duly took the case into consideration, and think the said Negro man of sufficient abilities to provide for himself, and Do by these Presents allow his manumission.
"Witness our hands the Seventh Day of April one thousand Eight hundred and four.
"April ye 11th, 1804.
"Overseers of the Poor.
Page 53 of 94