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Barent Jacobsen Kool
Barent Jacobsen Kool was born in Holland about 1610. He died about 1676 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York. The Kool surname was also sometimes spelled Cool or Cole. The last name is often spelled Kool in the church records. Barent Jacobsen Kool was the son of Jacob Arendsen Kool and Aeltje Dirckse. Jacob Arendsen Kool was born 1580 in Vyfretch, Holland. His son Barent Jacobsen Kool came to America in the services of the West-India Company. He was married in 1637 in Holland to Marretje Leendertse De Graeuw, the daughter of Leendert Arentzen and Leuntie Alberts (Lydecker) De Graeuw. The De Graeuws came to America in 1638 in the ship Dolphin.
It is possible. that Barent Jacobsen Cool came over with Peter Minuit in 1625. But, beginning with 1633, we can trace him through civil records, and, beginning with 1640, we can trace him through church and civil records down to 1665. Barent Jacobsen Cool sailed to New Amsterdam, on one of his sailings possibly from Amsterdam as a sailor in late 1632 on the ship Soutberg, which arrived in April 1633 with 140 soldiers. At that time, New Amsterdam, now New York City, had a population of only 400 to 500 people. On June 8, 1633, he and six others signed a treaty with the Sickename Indians for purchasing land on the Connecticut River. Barent's group also built a trading house called "The House of Good Hope" and fortified it with several cannons. This was done. to halt English exploration of the land.
Barent Jacobse Cool was among the very early Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam, although the precise date of his coming to America is not known. In 1633 he was already a person of some consideration in the colony. About 1637 Barent Jacobse Cool married Marrietje de Grauw, daughter of Leendert de Grauw, a member of one of the Walloon families who were the first settlers of New Amsterdam. The baptism of their nine children all appear on the records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, except that of his eldest son, Jacob Barentsen Cool, who was born in 1639. (from Benson's "Barent Jacobsen Cool Family"). Barent later was Captain of the yacht Amsterdam between 1638 and 1644. He sailed on the Hudson River and was a river pilot for other boats. On April 13, 1654, Barent became a wine and beer carrier for the Dutch West India Company. He watched the company warehouse and was appointed by the New Amsterdam burgomasters as an exciseman. He, along with Joost Goderus, boarded ships in New Amsterdam, searched their contents, and levied duty on the goods they found. On September 21, 1663, Barent was appointed as a public porter and was elected foreman (Elder of the Beer Porters) on July 17, 1665. From - "St. Nicholas Society Genealogical Records, Vol. 2 (1905): --- Officer/yacht master with Dutch West India Company under Governor Minuit. 5 May 1654". Removed to Esopus (Kingston) with marriage of eldest son, Jacob, to Marretje Simons 1 Sep 1689--Took oath of allegiance at Ulster (Kingston) Cole, William. Barent Jacobse Cool was enrolled as a "Burgher" of New Amsterdamon the 14th of April, 1657, and took the usual oath of obedience to the city authorities and of fidelity to the States-General of the United Netherlands, to the Dutch West Indian Company and to its Director-General. He died in 1676 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
(Note: Barent Jacobsen Kool's great grandparents were Jacob Adriense Kool and Petronella DeWitt. Their son, Barent Jacobsen Kool's grandfather, Adrein Jacobsen Kool born 1556, married Margaretta Rosendal. Child of Adrein Jacobsen Kool and Margaretta Rosendal was Jacob Arendsen Kool born abt. 1580 who married Marretje Leendertse De Graeuw, parents of Barent Jacobsen Kool. The DeWitt and Cool family histories includes the family Roosevelts. It is also interesting to note that my Kool Ancestors descend from Adriaen Jacobz Kool and Margaretha Van Rosendaal (a Jewish Dutch name) Adriaen's parents were Jacob Adriansz Kool and Petronella Pietersn De Witt. She was born in 1534. They all lived in Dordrecht, Holland. Johannes Juriaen Westfall's wife Marretje Kool's father was Jacob Barentsen Kool and her grandfather was Barent Jacobsen Kool father of Jacob. Johannes Cool (Kool) father was Leendert Barent Kool. Johannes grandfather was Barent Jacobsen Kool. Marritje Kool and Johannes Kool were cousins. Johannes Kool married Neeltje Roosa. Neeltje's parents were Anna Margariet Roosevelt. Heyman Alderson Roosa, Anna Margariet Roosevelt's brother was Nicholas Roosevelt. He was a goldsmith by trade. Their father was Claus Martenszen Van Rosenvelt. Both FDR and his wife Eleanor descend from Nicholas Roosevelt. FDR descends from Nicholas' son Jacobus and Eleanor descends from Nicholas' son Johannes. The Roosevelts, Roosa's and Kortwrights were Spanish Jews. They fled the Spanish Inquisition and their names got changed. Roosa is Dutch for Rosa. There is another Roosevelt family in Holland, but they are a different family. The above Roosevelts descend from the Spanish Rossacampos family who settled in North Holland. Their name got changed to Rosenvelt and then to Roosevelt.The Roosa's were from Rosas, Gerona and Catalonia, Spain. Roosa is Dutch for Rosa. They fled to Flanders, then Gerlderland, Holland. This area and Amsterdam near Haarlem were Sephardic Marrano enclaves. Anna Margariet Roosevelt was born in 1643 Gelderland, Holland. The Kortwrights and other similar name spellings were from Navarro, Spain. They fled to Flanders, then to Gelderland, Holland. The name Arie is also a common Jewish line (from the Hebrew for"lion", symbolic of the tribe of Judah) Johannes Kool and Neeltje Roosa's daughter Elizabeth married Arie Kortwright.} >
(Note: From - Full text of "The New York genealogical and biographical record" John Eliot's ("Apostle to the Indians") Records of the first church in ...... 1659 - www.archive.org/stream/.../newyorkgenealogi61newy_djvu.txt - He picked out a spot for a trading post, and it was soon occupied by a handfull of English traders. In June 1633 Director van Twiller sent his Commissary, Jacob van Curler, to the Pequot indians who lived on the banks of this river, and van Curler purchased from the Pequot chief a tract of land called Sickajoock (now Hartford), "one league down along the river and one-third of a league in width to the high land."ť (A league is about three miles.) This is in the present Dutch Point area of Hartford, Connecticut. Here van Curler constructed a trading house, which was optimistically christened the House of Good Hope, and fortified with two cannon. The Dutch sailor who served as a witness to the signing of this deed from Sassacus, sachem of the Pequots on 8 Jun 1633 was 24-year old Frederick Lubbertsen. The other men in van Curler's group, who also witnessed the signing, were Gilles Pieters, Claes Jans Ruyter, Domingo Dios, BARENT JACOBZ COOL, and Pieter Louwensen. (Claes Jansen de Ruyter, also called Claes Jansen van Naerden, was the brother of Lubbertsen's wife Styntje.) The Chief of the Sickenames was paid for the said land one piece of duffels, 27 ells long; six axes; six kettles; eighteen knives, one sword blade, one shears, and some toys.)
According to Genevieve Lentz in her book, "Westfall Research," "Barent Cole was born in Holland in 1610, son of Jacob. He died in 1676 in New York. He was Captain of a ship, working for the West India Company. He married about 1637, Mary DeGraw, daughter of Leonard and Madeline (Lydecker). Madeline's father was Albert Leydecker (Decker may be the same name as this form is not recorded in New York records again). The DeGraws came to America in 1638 aboard The Dolphin. Leonard's father, Aaron DeGraw, probably died in Holland, as there is no record of him in N.Y."
It can be presumed that Barent Jacobsen Cool came to Esopus (Kingston), New Netherlands about 1657. A census of 1658, as cited by Sylvester in his "History of Ulster County, New York," (Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1880) Part I, page 34, puts the population on June 3, 1658 at about seventy (70) men, women, and children, with about 30 of these adult males. Thus, Barent Jacobsen Cool and his family can be said to be one of the first 30 families to settle present-day Kingston. According to "The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America" (subtitled, "A Geneological Encyclopedia of the United States) - (Genealogical Publishing Company. Baltimore: 1987.), Barent Jacobse Cool came from Holland ca. 1625, settled at New Amsterdam, married Marietje Leendertse de Grauw. One source puts his birth at the family home in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. The last name is also rendered Kool in church records.
All the children of Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool were born in New Amsterdam, New York except Pieter. Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool had 10 children-Jacob Barentsen Kool, Arent Barents Kool, Aaeltje Kool, Apollonia Jacobszen Barentsen Kool, Divertje Jacobsen Kool, Leendert Barentsen Kool, Arent Barents Kool, Theunis Barents Kool, Barent Jacobsen Kool, and Pieter Barentsen Kool.
(1) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's son Jacob Barentsen Kool born 1638 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York City, NY), died 1719 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, married Marretje Simons. She was the widow of Martin Abrahamsen. They had a child Jilles Abrahamsen born 1661. Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool had 8 children-Symon Kool, Barent Kool, Simon Jacobsen Kool, Arent Kool, Marretje Kool, Barent Kool, Claertje Kool, and Jacob Kool.
(1a) Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool's son Symon (1661-17050 married Annetje Hendricks first in 1681. He married 2nd Belitje Pietersen Wyberssen. Symon and Annetje Hendricks had 3 children-Aeltje Kool born 1682, Jacob Kool born 1684, and Hendrick Kool born 1686. Symon and Belitje Pietersen Wyberssen had 7 children-Helena Kool (1693-1734); Sara born 1694; Symen Kool born 1697 married Catrina Barrenhert, and they had a son Isaac Kool born 1741; Margriet Kool born 1699 married Jacobus Van Etten in 1721, and they had 6 children-Petrus Van Etten born 1725, Engeltjen Van Etten born 1726, Eva Van Etten born 1727, Lena Van Etten born 1734, Rebekka Van Etten born 1738, and Jacobus Van Etten born 1740; Isaac Kool born 1705; Rebecca Kool married Frans Neer in 1724.
(2a) Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool's son Barent Kool was born in 1665, died in 1669.
(3a) Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool's Simon Jacobsen Kool was born in 1664, died in 1665.
(4a) Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool's son Arent Kool was born in 1666 (he was a twin to Marretje).
(5a) Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool's daughter Marretje Kool married Johannes Westfall, the son of Jurian and Marretje (Hansen) Westfall. For more information about the Johannes and Marretje (Kool) Westfall's family go to previous page-Related Families-Page 7
(6a) Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool's son Barent Kool born in 1668 married Grietje Obe, and they had 3 children-Jacob Kool born in 1697, Hendrick Kool born in 1699, and Maria Kool born in 1702.
(7a) Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool's child Claertja Kool was born in 1671.
(8a) Jacob and Marretje (Simons) Kool's son Jacob Kool born 1673 married Barbara Hanse Bap. 31 Jan 1666 at Reformed Dutch Church of New York and they had these children-Giertje Kool bap. abt. 1695 in Kingston. Ulster Co., NY, married 5 Oct. 1717 Nicolaes Persell born abt. 1696; Jacob Kool bap. 14 Oct. 1697 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Tappen, NJ, married 1st 28 July 1723 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Hackensack Sara Power bap. 18 Mar. 1700 at the Reformed Dutch Church at Hackensack, NJ, married 2nd Jannetje Van Schyven born in Acquackanonk and was residing in Bergen Co., NJ; Trynite Kool bap. 11 Feb. 1699 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Hackensack, NJ, married 1st 16 June 1727 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Hackensack David Westervelt born abt. 1698, married 2nd Sept. 1733 Isack Maris born 14 Mar. 1714, a son of Jurrie Jansen Mares and Frena Hanse; Jan Kool bap. 16 Apr. 1702 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Tappen, NJ, married 1st 26 Jan. 1728 Elizabeth Lassing born abt. 1703, married 2nd Abt. 1733 Sara Maris born 21 Mar. 1712, a dau. of Jurrie Jansen Mares and Frena; Barent Kool born 1705, married May 1725 Christynje Doolhagen born abt. 1702; Hendrickje Kool married bef. 1727 Cornelius Stagg born abt. 1701, a son of Jan Stagg and Neeltje Verwey; and Abraham Kool bap. 2 Nov. 1707 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Hackensack, NJ., married bef. 23 Feb. 1735 Annetje Meyer born 18 Nov. 1711 in Orange Co., NY.
(2) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's son Arent Barents Kool born in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York City, NY), died in infancy.
(3) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's daughter Aaeltje Kool born 1640 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York City, NY), married Paulus Turck. They had 11 children-Jacobus Turck (1661-1703), Augustinus Turck born 1663, Paulus Turck born 1664, Maryken Turck born 1666, Sara Turck born 1669, Helena Turck born 1671, Ann Elizabeth Turck born 1675, Saertie Turck born 1677, Saran Turck born 1678, Cornelis Turck born 179, and Johanne Turck born 1682.
(4) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's daughter Divertje Jacobsen Kool was born in 1643 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York City, NY).
(5) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's daughter Apollonia Jacobszen Barentsen Kool was born 29 Jan 1645 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York City, NY). She was christened on 29 Jan 1645 in New Amsterdam, NY. She died aft. 1721 in Rhinebeck, Duchess Co., NY. She married Willem Isaacsen Vredenburgh on 19 Oct 1664 in NY. He was christened on 1 Jan 1637 in Kloosterkerk, The Hague, Holland, Netherlands. He died after 1703 in New Amsterdam, NY. Willem Isaacsen Van Vredenburgh arrived in New Amsterdam 17 May 1658 aboard the ship de Vergulde Bever (The Gilded Beaver) from the Hague, Netherlands. He served for a time as a soldier in the service of the Dutch West India Company. By June 1661 he had returned to civilian status, and he lived in Wiltwyck (now Kingston, New York) until 1664, when he removed to New Amsterdam, where on 19 Oct 1664 he married at the Dutch Reformed Church Apollonia Barents Kool. Apollonia bore seven children between 1665 and 1675. About 1677 they moved to Esopus (Kingston) where three children were baptized. The definition of the name Vredenburgh means Peace Castle. Through the natural course of use, the spelling of the name has altered into many forms. Some of the most common include: Fredenburg, Vredenburg, Vredenburgh, Fredenburgh, Vredingburgh, Vradenburg. etc.
Willem Isaacsen Vredenburgh and Apollonia Kool had the following children-Isaac Vredenburgh born 4 Oct 1665, died bef 1710; Cornelia Vredenburgh christened 14 Dec 1667, died bef 1711; Marytje Vredenburgh born 3 Nov 1669, died bef 1711; Johannes Vredenburgh born 19 Oct 1671, died 8 May 1721; Annetje Vredenburgh christened 8 Dec 1673, died about 1721; Ariaentje Van Vredenburgh born 8 Dec 1675 in New York City, NY. She was christened on 8 Dec 1675 in New York City, NY; Willem Vredenburgh christened 22 Dec 1677; Ariaentie Van Vredenburgh born in 1679; Abraham Vredenburgh born 27 Jan 1682; Janettje Vredenburgh born 6 Apr 1684; Rachel Vredenburgh born 6 Nov 1687 in Kingston, Ulster, NY.
(6) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's son Leerdert Barentsen Kool born 1647 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York City, NY), died 28 Sep 1735 Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, married Marretje Cornelius. They had 6 children-Cornelius Kool born 1673; Harmanus Kool born 1679, died in infancy; Harmanus Kool born in 1681; Barent Kool born in 1684; Willem Kool born in 1689, died in infancy; Maria Kool born in 1886; and Willem Kool born in 1689 married Catrynjen (Catherine) Du Bois, the daughter of David and Cornelia (Vernoy) Du Bois. They had 10 children-David Kool, Johannes Kool, Lizabeth Kool, Josias Kool, Benjamin Kool, Catrina Kool, Willem Kool, Zarah Kool, Maria Kool, and Corneliatje Kool.
Willem and Catrynjen (DuBois) Kool's son David Cole (Kool) born 1712, died before 1760, married 1737 Eleanora Westfall born 1721, the daughter of Jacob and Margrietje (De Duyster) Westfall. They were cousins. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Kool (sometimes spelled Cool or Cole, pronounced coal) had 9 children-Catrynje Cole, Josiah Cole, Margrietje Cole, Sara Cole, Jacob Cole, Margrietje Cole, Benjamin Cole, Samuel Cole, and Sophia Cole.
David and Eleanor (Westfall) Cole's daughter Catrynje Cole born 1738 married first Martinus Kuykendall, and had a son Harmonous Kuykendall, and then married 2nd Daniel Rosenkranz. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole's son Josiah Cole born 1740 married Margaret Mullen. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole's daughter Margrietje Cole born 1742, died in infancy. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole's daughter Sara Cole born 1743, died 1837, married Simon Westfall Jr., the son of Simon and Jane (Westbrook) Westfall Sr. who was the son of Jurian and Blandina (Dewitt) Westfall. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole's son Jacob Cole was born in 1746. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole's daughter Margrietje Cole was born in 1747. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole's son Benjamin Cole was born in 1747. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole's son Samuel Cole born 1751 married first Janey Davis, and married 2nd Anna Ryder. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole's daughter Sophia Cole was born in 1753.
After David Cole's death Eleanora married 2nd Cornelius Westfall Sr. after his first wife, Eleanora's sister Elizabeth's death.
Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool's son Johannes Kool born 1714 married Piernelia Van Aken. Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool's daughtern Lizabeth Kool born 1716 married Hendrick Kuykendall. Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool's son Josias Kool born 1719 married Maria Kimmer or Kimmel. Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool's son Benjamin Kool was born in 1721. Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool's daughter Catrina Kool born 1724 married Jacobus Rosenkranz. Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool's son Willem Kool born 1726 married Maria Cuddebeck. Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool's daughter Zarah Kool born 1729 married Soloman Kuykendall. Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool's daughter Maria Kool was born in 1734, and their daughter Corneliatje Kool was born in 1737.
(7) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's son Arent Barents Kool born in 1650 died in infancy.
(8) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's son Theunis Barents Kool born 1653 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York City, NY), died 1715, married Marretje Gerrits (a widow) in 1675 or 1676. He married 2nd Willenje Langen in 1696. They had a child Tunis Kool born 1697, and Tunis married Zara Biks in 1720. They had a child Benjamin Kool born in 1724.
(9) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's son Barent Jacobsen Kool was born in 1655 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York City, NY). I have no other information about Barent.
(10) Barent and Marretje Leendertse (De Graeuw) Kool's son Pieter Barentsen Kool born 1657 in Esopus (Kingston), Ulster Co., NY, died Hackensack, NJ, married Hendirkje Jansen first, and 2nd married Jannetje Dingman. Pieter and Hendirkje jansen had 3 children-Johannes Kool born 1681, Barend Kool born 1683, and Pieter Kool born 1685. Pieter and Jannetje Dingman had 2 children-Adam Kool born 1688, and Willem Kool born 1693.
Leur Jacobsen Kuykendall
Leur Jacobsen Kuykendall born 5-29-1650 in New Amsterdam, New York, died 1720 in Macheckemeck, New York, married Grietje Artse Tack. He was the son of Jacob Leursen Kuykendall born 1616 Wageningen, Holland, died 1655 Beverwyck, New York, and Stynje Wiggerzen Douwes born 1617. They had 4 children and possibly more-Styntie Jacobsen born 1638, Ulster County, New York; Leur Jacobsen Kuykendall; Agniet Coens Jacobsen born 1652 Fort Ornage, Beverwyck, New York, died 1693 Ulster County, New York, married Derek Corneliesen Keyser; and Jacomyntje Jacobsen born 1655 Ulster County, New York, died 1693 Ulster County, New York married Thomas Van der Marck.
Leur Jacobsen Kuykendall and Grietje Artse Tack had 11 children-Styntje Kuykendall, Jacob Kuykendall, Johannes Kuykendall, Cornelius Kuykendall, Johannes Kuykendall, Mattheus Kuykendall, Arie Kuykendall, Pieter Kuykendall, Annetje Kuykendall, Sara Kuykendall, and Seytie Kuykendall.
(1) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's daughter Styntje Kuykendall was born 1638 Marblehead, Ulster County, died 1743 Macheckemeck, New York. She married Jurian Westfall, the son of Johannes and Margrietje "Margaret" (Kool) Westfall. He was born in 1684 Kingston, New York. He died in 1753 in Pennsylvania. He married first Styntje, and his 2nd wife was Marytjen Maria Koddebek. Jurian and Styntje Kuykendall had 3 children-Jacob Westfall, Johannes Westfall, and Jacobus James Westfall.
(1a) Jurian and Styntje (Kuykendall) Westfall's son Jacob Westfall was born in Minisink. He died about 1800 in Randolph County, Virginia. Jacob built Westfall Fort in Randolph County, VA in 1774. He married 1st Maritje Cuddebeck and they had a son Benjamin Westfall. He married 2nd Judith Hornbeck and the had 7 children-Abel Westfall, Joel Westfall (1759-1858), Jacob Westfall, Cornelius Westfall, Wilhelmus William Westfall (1735-1810), and George Westfall (1748-1797).
(2a) Jurian and Styntje (Kuykendall) Westfall's son Johannes Westfall was born in 1711 Minisink, New Jersey. He died in Virginia. He married 1st Apolonia Kortrecht and they had 8 children-Daniel Westfall (1733-1810), Christina Westfall (1736-1801), Jurian Westfall (1739-1776) married Grietje Quick, Johannes Westfall born 1741, died in infancy, Lisbeth Westfall born 1744, Samuel Westfall (1749-1787), Hendrick Westfall (1749-1790)-twin to Samuel, and Joseph Westfall born 1751. Johannes and his 2nd wife Margrita Quick had 2 children-David Westfall born 1759, and Benjamin Westfall born 1761.
(3a) Jurian and Styntje (Kuykendall) Westfall's son Jacobus James Westfall was born about 1713 Minisink, New Jersey. He married first Sophia Van Aken, and he married 2nd Jane Decker.
Jurian and Marytjen (Koddebek) Westfall had 4 children-Benjamin Westfall, Marretjen Westfall, Daniel Westfall, and Maryetjie Westfall.
(1a) Jurian and Marytjen (Koddebek) Westfall's son Benjamin Westfall was born in 1716 or 1717 in Sandytown, New Jersey. He married Annetie Van Aken.
(2a) Jurian and Marytjen (Koddebek) Westfall's daughter Marretjen was born 1718 or 1719 in Sandytown, New Jersey. She Died in 1748 in Minisink, New York. She married Abram Van Aken.
(3a) Jurian and Marytjen (Koddebek) Westfall's son Daniel Westfall was born in 1723 in Minisink, New York.
(4a) Jurian and Marytjen (Koddebek) Westfall's daugter Maryetjie Westfall was born 1728 or 1729 in Minisink, New Jersey. She married Jan Van Aken.
(2) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's son Jacob Kuykendall born 1683, died 1743, married Sara Westfall, the daughter of Johannes and Marritje (Kool) Westfall's daughter Zara (Sara) Westfall was born about 1691 Esopus, Ulster County, New York. She died in 1777 in Ulster County, New York. She married Jacob Kuykendall in 1711 in Minisink, New York. Jacob Kuykendall had been married before he married Sarah to Adrientje Tietsoort, and they had a child Margrita Kuykendall born 1709, and she married William Freer.
Jacob and Sara (Westfall) Kuykendall had 9 children-Diana Kuykendall; Abraham Kuykendall born 1730 married 1st Fanny Claypool, and married 2nd Catherine Westfall Harness; Johannes Kuykendall born 1714 Minisink, New York married Elizabeth Brink; Jacobus Kuykendall born 1716 Minisink, New York, died 1746, and he married Alida Dingman; Blandina Diana Kuykendall born 1719, died 1790, and she married Jan Decker; Marretjen Kuykendall born 1721, married Abram Kortrecht; Benjamin Kuykendall born 1723, died 1789, and married Sarah Freer; Christina Kuykendall born 1727; and Nathaniel Kuykendall born 1728, died 1796; and Sarah Kuykendall born 1731.
Here is more detailed information about Jacob and Sara (Westfall) Kuykendall - Jacob Van KUYKENDALL was born Abt. Aug 12, 1683 near Kingston, Ulster, NY- 1744 Minisink area son of Leur Jacobsen Van Kuykendall & Grietje (Margrietje) Artze Tack. He married Zara (Sara Westfall) WESTVAEL born 1691 Esopus, Ulster Co, NY- 1777 in Hampshire Co, VA, daughter of Johannes Juraanz Westvael Westphaal & Marritje Jacobz Kool. Jacob was an Indian Trader and Land owner. Though Jacob was born in Ulster Co, near Kingston, he lived in the Minisink Valley which was in the area on NY, NJ, and PA. At one point he lived on Minisink Island and owned land. Jacob died 1744 in Minisink before his wife Zara died. Sara (Zara) Westvaal was the second wife of Jacob Kuykendall. Zara was the daughter of Johannes Juraanz Westvael Westphaal & Marritje Jacobz Kool and was Baptised May 26, 1691 in Esopus, Ulster Co, NY. After her husband's death, Zara appears to have moved on with some of her children to Hampshire Co, VA (which is now located in West Virginia). Sara apparently died 20 Feb 1777 in Hampshire Co, VA. Jacob and Zara (Sara) had nine known children.
JACOB VAN KUYKENDAAL, or Jacob Kuykendall, as he later signed his name, the second child of Luer, was baptized. August 12, 1683, at Kingston, Ulster Co, N. Y. He was reared to manhood in the region about Kingston, and married his first wife Adrientjen Tietsoort, who was the daughter of Abram Tietsoort of Kingston, and niece of William Tietsoort, the pioneer blacksmith. The Tietsoorts, (now spelled Tittsworth), and the Kuykendalls intermarried in several instances later, as when William, a son of Stephen Tittsworth, married Catherine Kuykendal, daughter of Hendrick Kuykendal and Elizabeth Cole. Jacob Kuykendall had only one child, Margrita, by his first wife. She was baptized at Kingston, N. Y., September 11, 1709. This first wife, Adrientje Tietsoort, must have died soon after the birth of her daughter Margrita, for his second marriage is recorded as having taken place at Minisink, February 3, 1712. The record in the Church register reads: "Married, Jacob Van Kuykendaal, wid'r of Adrientjen Tietsoort, and Sara Westvaal, maiden, both residing in Mennissing, (Minisink). Jacob Kuykendall was an the Indian Trader. We find Jacob's name several times in the old records. He is mentioned in the Archives of Pennsylvania, as being connected with the survey of the line between New York and New Jersey. There had been some doubt as to where the line really was, and the assemblies of the two colonies, New York and New Jersey. had passed several acts providing for the survey of the division line between them. The record reads: "Whereupon the Commission ordered James Steel and Jacob Taylor to repair to Machackemeck. (a Dutch town Port Jervis on the east side of the Delaware river), when certain Commissioners from the above named provinces were appointed to meet." Steel and Taylor reported April 19th as follows: "We were appointed to set out on a journey to Machackemeck, in order to meet certain persons who were appointed by the government of New York and New Jersey. etc. "In pursuance thereof we set out from Philadelphia, 20th day of same month (April)." The report goes on to say, they arrived there, "and having made inquiry of several Indians, and particularly of Solomon Davis and Jacob Kuykendall, (two Indian traders), about the branches of the river Delaware, that were between the said river, called the ffishkill and Susquehanna. The said Solomon Davis and Jacob Kuykendall, having, as well as those Indians, often traveled between those rivers, from one to the other, and therefore knew perfectly well what branches were to be found proceeding out of the Delaware. .....Old Jacob Kuykendall had so much dealing with the Indians, in his trading with them, that he learned to speak their language. Many of the settlers could talk with the Indians. The country about the old Kuykendall farms was at first all covered with timber, but most of it has been cleared off for many years and used for agricultural purposes." The Commission appointed Maj. John Harrison to travel over from the ffishkill to Susquehanna, who took with him Jacob Kuykendall and an Indian for guides, and soon went on his journey, which he undertook on foot." While this incident gives some account of Jacob Kuykendall's life, it also gives other co-related facts. Solomon Davis is well known to have been an Indian trader who lived in Machackemeck, near the present site of Port Jervis. He and Jacob Kuykendall had, as Indian traders, made many a trip along the Delaware, and between that river and the Susquehanna. The Davids were of English origin, and the name frequently appears written in the old records as Davids, Davis or Devins. One of the sons of Solomon Davids married Marretje Kuykendall, daughter of Cornelis, brother of Jacob Kuykendall. Mr. Nearpass, in "Church Life," says, "This Solomon Davis was a son of Joris Davis and Johanna Davis, an Englishman, who first settled at Hellegat. on the Island of Manhattan, from thence he removed to Fort Orange (Albany), and in 1654, went with his family to Ulster County. He was a trapper, and in 1655 was an interpreter and principal mediator between Whites and Indians." We have here disclosed the fact that the Kuykendalls and Davids began their acquaintance probably as early as 1654, at Fort Orange and may possibly have been acquainted several years before, for at that time our Holland ancestor, Jacob Luursen, was still living at that place. Hanna, in his "Wilderness trail," mentions Jacob Kuykendall as Indian trader in Minisink, in 1719. The lands would originally have been covered with timber. The settlers would have cleared by hand to allow for agriculture. During the time period when Jacob lived here with his kids, the relationship with the Native Americans was pretty friendly. Jacob had so much dealing with the Indians that he had learned their language and could converse with them. Because they were at peace during this time the Native American and the whites often hunted and fished together while their children played together. We are not sure how well educated Jacob was but do know his father was a prominent man. Because the families lived in a wilderness it is likely that the only reading material were most likely the old heavy Dutch bibles and "psalm books" of the times, with an occasional book of other kind. The bibles were mostly printed in Dutch characters. CHILDREN of Jacob Van Kuykendaal and Zara Westfall/Westvaal: 1-Margrita, baptized Sept. 11, 1709, by 1st wife Adrientje Tietsoort. 2-Johannes, (John), baptized Jan. 19, 1713 Minisink, NY, by 2nd wife Sara Westphael/Westfall. 3-Jacobus, ( James), baptized August 19, 1716, Minisink, NY. 4-Dina, baptized Jan. 28, 1719. 5-Marretjen, baptized Oct. 22. 1721. 6-Benjamin, baptized Sept. 1. 1723 Kingston d. Oct 18, 1789 Peters Creek, VA. 7-Christina, baptized Feb. 12, 1727 Minisink, NY. 8-Nathaniel, baptized Oct. 6, 1728 Minisink, NY. and 9-Abraham, was probably born in Virginia, no birth record found. The next record found for Jacob is found on a map of the Old Minisink Village. Adjacent to Minisink Island was a village called Minisink on the present NJ mainland. It was the 1st village in Sussex County and contained a Blacksmith shop, store and tavern. There was also a fort and trading post located at this area. Jacob Kuykendall and Matthew Van Kuykendall, Johannes and Anthony Westbrook, Jan Cortright and Jurian Westfall appear on the plat made by Cornelius Loew, April 7. 1725. Shown on the plat map below. In 1731 the people of the community also requested land to build a school house and cemetery. Several of them formed an association and purchased a tract from Johannes Westbrook, which was, according to the deed, to be for a "burying ground and a schule house forever." At the old Minisink home, where Jacob (1683) and Matthew (1690) Kuykendall lived, there was an old Indian graveyard, where for ages the Indians deposited their dead. Almost within a stone's throw of this Indian burying ground is the ancient cemetery purchased in 1731 for the use of the first white settlers. It is all overgrown with brush and concealed from the public gaze. In the thick brush there are a number of graves marked by head-stones. Among them there are two or three stones still standing erect and solid. In the picture 'above, the stone was put up in memory of two Kuykendalls who died in 1746. The Westbrook home was located on the Old Mine Road in Minisink Village between Old Mine Road and the Delaware River, opposite the south end of the Minisink Island. A document appears on page 13 of George Benson Kuykendall's History of the Kuykendall family. He found this document in Canada belonging to a descendent of the Everitt family. This was a deed signed by Jacob Kuykendall in Dec 1731 apparently selling some of this land shown in the plat map. Jacob's brother in law, Juriaan Westphal or Westvaal died in 1731 which could be why the land was sold. Jacob was an original land owners in the Minisink village in Orange Co, NY. Mr. Kuykendall noted that this document was on a rolled up sheepskin parchment and would have been signed with a quill pen. The land went to the heirs of his brother in Law. After Jacob left Minisink Island in 1731, he appears to have moved a little lower down the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania side to the Delaware Gap as was documented in a petition he signed in 1740. The book titled "Reminiscences of George Labar” indicates that Jacob Kuykendall was one of the principle settlers in the area of the Water Gap (Minisink River Valley). Mr. Labar found documentation regarding a 1741 petition sent to the PA Governor, Thomas Penn, regarding the whites taking the Indian’s land. The petitioners felt the Native Americans had been swindled in the "Indian Walk Treaty". The men signing the petition on behalf of the poor treatment of Native Americans were Abram Van Vampen, Jacob Kuykendall with his son James Kuykendall and Nicholas Depui. The Kuykendall family seemed to have a pattern of settling along the “Old Mine Road” for generations. This road was built about 1650 from a Native American trail and is probably the oldest continually used road in America. This road spanned 104 miles. It is suggested that this road was built by the Dutch to carry copper ore from the legendary Pahaquarry Copper Mine north of the Delaware Gap. The Dutch would have taken wagonloads or the oar up to Kingston (Esopus). Some of the original road runs through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. In New York much of the roadway has been modernized and is part of US 209. The family lived at stared locations; Kingston, Marbletown, Accord, then down to Minisink Valley around Minisink Island to Port Jervis. Delaware Water Gap and later our family located at Walpack. George Benson Kuykendall notes that the only wheeled vehicles our Dutch ancestors would have had during this time were the high wheeled Dutch ox carts. The wheels of these were about six feet high, these were attached with wooden "linch pins", and the wheels would have been wooden with no tire. A nice one would have had hazel or hickory wood. He said that the ‘uppish’ folks had horses or mules. The people of this time were very sociable and often visited with each other when there no Indian hostilities. The wild animals were a hazard and wolves, panthers, bears and wildcats, would preyed upon the flocks and herds of the settlers. They were often considered more of a danger than the Indians for many years. Old Sussex county records show they offered a bounty for the scalps or heads of these animals. There were some Kuykendalls who received warrants for considerable payment for panther and wolf heads according to old court minutes.
In about 1743 many Dutch people migrated from the New Jersey and New York areas to Hampshire County, Virginia. This area is now located in the state of West Virginia. Virginia was awarding property in this area often in 400 acres parcels. Jacob would have died just prior to the migration of his children, but other family members moved into Hampshire County, Virginia (WV). We have record of Jacob dying about 1744 in the area of Minisink, Orange Co, NY. (361). Apparently there is a will for Jacob under the name Jacobus Kookandall written Date: 13 Jan 1744 Proved April 8, 1746. Zara is found in the will of her son Jacobus Kuykendall (b. 1716 in Minisink) who died 1746 in New Jersey. While Jacobus had gone on to Hampshire Co, Virginia like his brother, Johannes Kuykendall Sr.(1713-1782), in about in 1744, Jacobus then moved on and acquired a considerable estate in New Jersey. In his will which was dated Jan 12, 1744 he provided for his mother to be maintained out of his estate until she died. (383) Zara lived until Feb. 20, 1777 and probably died in New Jersey. Their son Johannes, (John), baptized Jan. 19, 1713 Minisink, NY, by 2nd wife Sara Westphael/Westfall. Jacob Van Kuykendall - 1683 Ulster, NY-1744, son of Leur Jacobsen Van Kuykendaal - 1650 NY-NY - grandson of Jacob Leursen/Luurszen Van Kuykendall - 1616 NL-1655 NY IMMIGRANT To America - great grandson of Leur c 1580, Genderland, NL.
(1a) Jacob and Sara (Westfall) Kuykendall's son Johannes Kuykendall Sr. was born January 19, 1712/13 to Jacob Kuykendall and Sara Westfall. He was Baptised at Minisink, Orange, NY. He was descended from Dutch colonists who came to New Netherlands in the 1600's from Genderland, NL. By 1664 this area had become part of the Province of New York and part of the British Crown Territory. This Territory included the present states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Vermont as well as a few portions of what would become portions of other States. Johannes Sr. spent his childhood in the Minisink area of NY, NH, PA. His father, Jacob, was an Indian Trader and farmer. This generation involves a significant family move to a plantation crop area and would have endured both the French Indian war and Revolutionary war. George Benson Kuykendall wrote that after they finally succeeded in clearing the land for farming they did have some black slaves for a while. They raised corn, cattle, hogs and tobacco among other crops. There were Indian outbreaks every summer for many years and often they needed to carry their rifles with them when they did their farm work. The Kuykendalls also built forts where the people could gather during the time of Indian outbreaks. JOHANNES, the second in the family of Jacob Kuykendall was baptized at Minising, N. J., Jan. 19, 1713, by Dominie Vas. He grew up to manhood in the region where he was born and baptized. The country all about was still far out on the frontier, and settlements were few and sparse. Jacob, his father, was at that time engaged in trade with the Indians, buying and selling the peltry of fur bearing animals. His business called him away from home for considerable periods of time, while he was out on his trading expeditions along the Delaware, Mohawk and Susquehanna rivers and their tributaries. Here at the old home on the Delaware, the family continued to live, farming, raising garden stuff, and doubtless much of the meat used by them was procured by the rifle and fishing rod. Those Kuykendall boys had the finest fishing, hunting and trapping and canoeing along the river. It was a beautiful place; the Delaware River and valley, and the hills back of the old place formed a charming picture. There is nothing to show where Johannes received his schooling, whether at a home school at the old Village of Minisink, opposite the Minisink Island, or above at the Machackemeck school, near the home of his uncle, Peter Kuykendall (1698). For a number of years the old Minisink Village was one of the most widely known business trading points of all this region. The soil there was very fertile, and remains very productive yet, after so long a time. It produced large crops of corn, vegetables, wheat and oats. When the Dutch settlers first located there, they planted out orchards, and soon there was an abundance of apples and large quantities of cider was made for home use and for sale or exchange at Esopus, (Kingston.) The old home of Johannes was near the ancient mine road which ran through the village. Along this noted highway there was much travel between the Water Gap and the old Dutch town at Kingston on the Hudson. The village was a noted stopping place for travellers and teamsters who hauled ore from the old mine up to Esopus, and for the settlers hauling their wheat, cider, feathers, peltry and other products to market. These sturdy old Dutchmen camped there on their way, and at night gathered about their campfires or at the old tavern, telling stories, smoking their pipes, drinking cider, and according to history, some of them took something considerably more stimulating. Known children of Johannes Kuykendall Sr. and Elizabeth (Brink) Kuykendall were- 1- Johannes (John) KUYKENDALL, Jr. Aug. 08, 1741 Walpack, Ulster, New York - c1790 Hampshire Co., VA (now WV). 2- Samuel Kuykendall died 1825 Wabash Township, IN. 3- Henry Kuykendall b Abt. 1743 - December 1795 Bourbon Co., KY. (There probably were more children but these are the only ones currently documented.)
Shortly after Johannes' father died, several Kuykendall families moved to Virginia. They had heard about beautiful land to the West that had many valleys and was productive for crops. The move was risky since the lands were beyond the Frontiers and among unfamiliar Indians. There were no churches and so genealogical records are scarce. Johannes sold his property along the Old Mine Road and set out for Virginia. Johannes' mother, Zara, also came to Virginia along with Johannes brother, Jacobus (b. 1716). In 1743 there were many Dutch who migrated to Virginia for the promise of Land. Johannes was among the first settlers to move into the area of Hampshire Co, Virginia (currently West Virginia). Hampshire is the oldest county in West Virginia. We know the family was in Walpack in 1741 because of Johannes Jr’s birth, but went to VA in about 1743. Johannes Jr. would have only been a few years old when their family moved to Virginia. They settled along the South Branch of the Potomoc River. Johannes’ brothers Nathaniel, Abraham and his Uncle Matthew all settled about six miles north of present Romney, WV. There were very few settlers in this area and since there were no churches in the area, there are not baptismal records available for research like we had in Minisink. Additionally, during the Civil war some of the Hampshire county records had been destroyed making it difficult to track some early settlement records. Only three children records have been found for Johannes Sr. and Lysbeth Brink, but probably were others. Most information about our family has been found in legal records and land deals. Below is some information about the area Johannes Kuykendall, Sr. and his family near Romney, VA along the South Branch.
(1aa) Johannes Kuykendall Sr. and Elizabeth (Brink) Kuykendall's son Johannes (John) Kuykendall, Jr. was born August 08, 1741 in Walpack, Ulster County, New York-and died Abt 1790 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV). He married Elizabeth Brown. She was born Bet. 1754 - 1760 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV). She was the daughter of Daniel BROWN and Frances NEVILLE. She married Johannes Kuykendall in about 1774 and died in about 1794 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV). She was of English, Scotch and possibly French heritage. Her family had been in the Colonies since the 1600's. She is appears to be a descendent from John Neville who came to Maryland on the Ark and Dove in 1634. John Kuykendall Jr. was born in Walpack, New York in 1741 and was the son of Dutch immigrant families. These families arrived in the Dutch colony called 'New Netherlands' in the 1600's. By 1674 the New Netherlands became New York province under British rule. John Jr. would not have remembered this home since the family moved to South Branch, Hampshire County by about 1743 when his brother Henry was born. Henry was born in New Jersey but siblings born after that would have been born in Hampshire Co, VA (WA) where baptism records were not kept. John Jr. would not have known friendly relations among the Native Americans and would have been only 13 years old when the French and Indian war began in 1754. Johannes moved with his father Johannes Sr. and the family to Virginia. They settled on the South Branch of the Potomac, six or seven miles above the present site of Romney, West Virginia. John Kuykendall, Jr. married Elizabeth Brown about 1774 in Hampshire County. Elizabeth was born in Hampshire Co, VA in the late 1750's. There is no record of John Kuykendall, Jr. fighting in the Revolutionary War, though there was some family involvement. John was primarily a farmer and would have grown tobacco for one of his crops. In the 1782 Virginia Tax list Census John Kuykendall is shown as having 6 blacks (likely slaves) in his household. John Jr. and Elizabeth had four children at that time; Elizabeth (Nellie) Peter, Daniel and John (III). Henry was not born until 1785. The three 'slaves' gifted by Daniel Brown would have been among the 6 blacks listed in the census (Phyllis and her children Kate and Bob). Another 'mulatto' child named Hanah could have been on of the 6 people listed as black and will be discussed later. John Kuykendall Jr. also sold the land he had bought from his father in 1782 for 400 pounds. This was the 250 acre parcel called lot #6. There is no explanation for his selling this land but he accepted 5 shillings in the Virginia cash currency. This was now American money and not British Pounds. Elizabeth (Brown) Kuykendall died about 1794. John Kuykendall Jr. died by at least 1800 in Hampshire, VA (WV). He would have only been in his 50’s when he died. John Jr’s children left Hampshire Co, VA by about 1805. John and Elizabeth married in about 1774 in Hampshire Co, VA (now WV). The couple had four sons and one daughter. John and his wife both died in the early 1790's leaving their younger children orphaned. Johannes (John) Kuykendall, Jr. and Elizabeth (Brown) Kuykendall had these children-(1)-Elizabeth (Nellie) Kuykendall who was born about 1774 Hampshire Co., VA (now WV). She married John William Stockwell in about 1790 in Hampshire Co, VA. She died in about 1830 in Russelville, Crawford Co, IL. John Stockwell was born in Virginia in 1760. He got married in Virginia to Nellie Keykendall, my grandmother. Her people came from Holland and she had four brothers. Their names were Henry, John, Peter James and Daniel. My grandparents and the four brothers emigrated to Illinois and settled in Lawrence County near Russellville on the Wabash River about ten miles up the river from Vincennes, Indiana about the year 1790. Later John (III) and Henry Keykendall moved up the river to Sugar Creek Township, Vigo County, Indiana. Peter moved to Clark County, Illinois. Daniel Keykendall and John Stockwell (my grandfather) entered land near Russelville, Lawrence County, Illinois. My grandparents had seven children, two girls and five boys. [NOTE: Elizabeth "Nellie" Kuykendall married to WILLIAM Stockwell in Hampshire Co VA before moving to Indiana. William was a soldier and was killed and scalped by Indians in 1812. His Probate Estate, date 1813, is in Knox County IN, Box #4, the Administrator's Bond and 6 pages of inventory, names on bond Elizabeth Stockwell, Henry Kuykendall, Jacob Kuykendall.]; (2)- Peter Kuykendall born 1775 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV) and died Feb 1825 in Clark Co, IL. He married Julia Spencer March 4, 1810 in Knox, IN. Clark County Probate Files, Courthouse, Marshall IL - February the 26th 1825 - In the name of God amen. - I Peter Kuykendall of the county of Clark and State of Illinois being in a low State of health But of a sound mind wish to Dispose of my Worldly property as follows, first that all my Just Debts and funeral Expenses Be paid, Secondly I allow my Beloved wife Julian Kuykendall to have the one third part of my Estate like wise my young Sorrel mare and a Bed with clothing for the same and like wise my white faced Cow and two White sows and their pigs my land I allow to remain Unsold for the suport of my family untill my Youngest child comes of age I like wise give unto my Daughter Elizabeth one heifer calf which is now over the river likewise I give to my son William my youngest colt and then my will is that the balance of the property be sold at public sale at a credit of twelve months and the money put Out on Intrest till the[y] mary or come of age and lastly I appoint my wife Julian Kuykendall and Zedekiah Ingram Executors of this my last will and Testament Unto which I set my hand and Seal this day and year first above written. Peter Kuykedall [seal] Henry Kuykendall, John Kuykendall I Jacob Harlan, Judge of Probate in and for Clark county and State of Illinois do hereby Saml Peery certify that the within Last Will and Testament of Peter Kuykendall deceased was duly proven by Henry Kuykendall and Samuel Peery two of the witnesses to the same. Given under my hand this 18th day of April AD 1825 the day the same was proven. Jacob Harlan, Judge of Probate - [the widow Juliann married Reavel Horsey before the estate was settled]; (3)-Daniel Kuykendall born 1777 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV) (361). He married Phebe Price April 17, 1817 in Crawford Co., IL. (363) He died in Crawford, IL; (4)- John Kuykendall (III) was born 1779 Near Romney, Hampshire Co., VA now WVA; He married Mary (Polly) Peary/Peery on March 18, 1819: (5)- Henry Kuykendall was born 1784 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV). He married Sarah Smith April 15, 1816 in Knox Co, IN (362). He appears in the 1820 and 1830 census for Sugar Creek Township. Henry and Sarah had 12 children. Henry's first wife was Elizabeth McFall and they had one daughter. He died in Wisconsin in 1851. John Jr. and his wife had four sons and one daughter. The children were Peter b. 1775, Daniel b. 1777, John (III) b. 1779, and Elizabeth b. about 1783 and Henry b. 1785. Also, in the mid-1700s John Jr's aunt, Dina Kuykdenall and husband John Decker had a large family which included a son Luke who became famous in Indiana, also their sons Moses and Joseph also came to Indiana. Both John Kuykendall, Sr. and John Jr. died in Virginia prior to 1800. In 1784, Dina and John Decker started a migration into Indiana where large acres of nice flat land were available. Knox County, with Vincennes as the county seat, was the target. Tobias Decker, brother of John, came with his family, which included a son Isaac Decker, and all the children of John Kuykendall, Jr. and Abraham Kuykendall, son of Nathaniel came. Also, Jeremiah Claypool, step-son of Abraham (son of Jacob) and Blondius Kuykendall, wife of Jeremiah Claypool and daughter of Nathaniel came. They had a daughter born in 1783 named Trenny Claypool.
(1aaa) Johannes (John) Kuykendall, Jr. and Elizabeth (Brown) Kuykendall's son John Kuykendall (III) was born in 1779-and died December 29, 1834. He married MARY (Polly) Peery. She appears to be the 5th of 13 children born to Samuel Perry and Elizabeth Ashmore (169). She was born on March 07, 1795 in Knox County, Tennessee.(168). She was the second wife of John Kuykendall (III) and they married March 18, 1819 in Vigo County, IN [33 (320)], (162, 323). She appears to be 1/2 Scotch/Irish, 1/2 English. John Kuykendall (III) (father of Alfred) had been born 1779 Near Romney, Hampshire Co., VA now WV and died December 29, 1834 Sugar Creek Twp, Vigo Co., Ind. He served as a Private in the War of 1812. John III would have been no more than 21 when his father died (with the latest time of his death being 1800). John Jr. had 5 children and the youngest, Henry, would have been no more than 15 at the most when both of his parents died. We know John, III had sold land and don’t see any being passed down to his children. All of the children would end up leaving the Hampshire Co area in VA. (Peter 1775, Daniel 1777, John III 1779, Henry 1785 and Elizabeth 1774 wife of John Stockwell). Previous Kuykendall family writers have referred to the four sons of John Jr. and Elizabeth Brown as simply “The Four Brother”. In about 1805 these brothers left VA and first settled in Kentucky for a few years. By at least 1809 that they moved to Knox County, IN by of Fort Vincennes (first white settlement in Indiana). Their great Uncle and Aunt, John and Dina (Kuykendall) Decker, had left for Indiana as early as 1784. Other Kuykendall cousins would follow to settle Indiana. Indiana was a free state and the Kuykendalls no longer had any slaves at this point.
"The Four Brothers" - From History of the Kuykendall Family by George Benson Kuykendall 1919: The brothers of this family are, for convenience, often called "The Four Brothers," and when this term is used hereafter, it will be understood that the above Peter, Daniel, John (III) and Henry are referred to. Their father, Johannes Jr., died when he was under fifty years of age, and when the youngest of them was but a small lad. Along about 1805, these orphaned brothers decided to go to Indiana. They went first to Kentucky and lived there for a time, and then went on to Knox County, Indiana. They stopped for some years at and about Fort Vincennes, which was the first place where the whites made settlements in Indiana. There was the old Fort Vincennes with a number of soldiers, a straggling little hamlet of French, English and Indians and mixed breeds. The brothers remained here in this vicinity for a few years, during which they found time to explore the Wabash regions above. Owing to the timbered condition of the country and lack of roads, traveling was done mostly by boats along the water courses. Vessels propelled by steam had not yet come into common use. The most commonly used water craft was the pirogue, the flat barge and canoe. Besides these there were all manner of boats of various sizes propelled by oars or sails. At that time there were two principal routes taken for travel by emigrants going from Virginia to Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. One of these was through the great forests, by land, and the other was by the Ohio river. A considerable proportion of the emigration went by this way, because it was easier and they could take along more of their personal property and goods, but in times of Indian hostilities it was very dangerous. On account of the danger perhaps the larger part of the travel was overland by means of caravans, in considerable bodies, for the protection of women, children and stock. Many a young married couple went from Virginia or the interior of Kentucky, with all their earthly goods on a pack horse, or carried all they had upon the horses they rode. In this way they traversed narrow Indian trails, through deep dark woods, along precipitous bluffs, mountain sides, or in ravines, amid overhanging limbs of trees, over logs, brush and rocks, making such progress as they could and camping wherever night found them. When the four brothers arrived at Vincennes, the Indians were nominally at peace, but depredations by roaming, lawless bands were frequent, and made the condition of settlers precarious. There were constant threatenings of a general uprising that kept the pioneers in a state of dread and anxiety and prevented them from looking after their farming and gardening and other work. The story of the adventures and experiences of these Kuykendall brothers would make very interesting reading. The "roughing it" in the new country; Indian alarms, sudden attacks causing the settlers to hasten to the little forts within stockades; fierce fights with the savages, where the women in the forts moulded bullets and loaded the rifles for the men; how the forts were sometimes fired by the Indians, and the girls and women went to springs and creeks under fire of the redskins to carry water to put the fire out; the dreadful malarial sickness the people had to endure; my Grandfather Henry's experiences in the campaign of Harrison in the years 1811;--these all would bristle with adventure and thrill with interest. But this must be passed by. The third of the four brothers who went from Virginia to Indiana was John Kuykendal III (1779), son of Johannes Jr.., born 1741. John located in Sugar Creek Township, about six miles west of Terre Haute, (IN) in 1819, within less than a mile of his brother Peter. Here at the age of about forty years he started to make a new farm on heavily timbered Wabash bottom land. He had married his first wife, Miss Van Kirk, eleven or twelve years before, and had three children by her, the eldest of which was George Washington (6), who was then about eight years old. The other two children were Belinda and Sarah Elizabeth. John III married Elizabeth Van Kirk on June 30, 1809 in Knox County, IN. John would have three children with his first wife; George Washington 1811, Malinda (Belinda) 1813 and Sara Elizabeth Kuykendall 1815. His Wife, Elizabeth, died about 1817 in Indiana after the War of 1812. John III served as a Private in the Militia in War of 1812. (163). John would have been 33 years old during the War. According to Marriage Records of Vigo County 1819-1905, look up by Jeff Long, John married his second wife Mary (Polly) Peery on March 18, 1819 in Vigo Co., IN (shown left).(162) This was about 2 years after the death of his first wife. Vigo County is just north of Knox County where John had lived previously. Polly was born April 12, 1795 in Virginia to Samuel Peery. and Elizabeth Ashmore. In November 1819 John, III purchased 17 acres in the Sugar Creek Township about 6 miles west of Terre Haute, IN. His brother Peter lived only a mile from John. John was about 40 years old when he started to make a new farm on heavily timbered Wabash bottom land. It appears John moved across the River to Illinois by the next year since he appears in the Sugar Creek, IL 1820 Census summary below: In 1820 John had 2 sons under age 10, he was between the ages of 26-45, 2 females under age 10, one female age 16-26 and he was engaged in agriculture. The children were Geo Washington (1811) and William (1820) while the girls were Belinda (1813) and Sarah (1815). Mary Peery was his wife and William was their first child together. They had no slaves. The 1830 Census for the same area with his brother Henry in IL spells his name "Kirkendale". It lists one white male under age 5, one 5-10, three ages 10-15, one age 15-20 and one male age 50-60 (John). One female is 15-20 and one 50 to 60. John would have six CHILDREN with his second wife Mary Peery: 1- William Kuykendall, Sr. b May 27, 1820 IN-1890 IL m. Martha Simms; 2- Alfred KUYKENDALL b. December 20, 1823 IN -1887 WI m. Anna Madeline Long; 3- Samuel Kuykendall b January 08, 1825 IN-1890 IN m. Lavinia J. McMillian; 4- Nancy Ann Kuykendall b. June 27, 1826 IN -1849 IN m. Archibald Wintermute; 5- Henry Kuykendall b. February 17, 1828 IN -1849 Vigo Co, IN; 6- Abraham Kuykendall b. July 27, 1832 IN -1849 Vigo Co, IN. John, III and Mary (Polly Peery) would live in Sugar Creek Twp, Vigo Co. Indiana for the rest of their lives. John died December 29, 1834 (20). Polly shows up in the 1850 census for Sugar Creek Township as Mary Curcandoll living with her son Samuel Curkendoll and his family. She outlived John by 24 years. Polly died November 10, 1858 and she is buried by her husband John in the New Hope Cemetery, Sugar Creek Twp, Vigo Co, IN. John died December 29, 1834 in Sugar Creek Twp, Vigo Co., Ind [20 (1004)] and was buried at New Hope Cemetery, Sugar Creek Twp IN. His wife Mary (Polly) Peery went on to live another 24 years. Polly appears in the 1850 census living with her son Samuel "Curcandoll" still in Vigo Co, Sugar Creek Township, Indiana. Half brothers Samuel and Washington (Geo Washington Kuykendall) are living by each other. John’s oldest son, William, had two of his own sons that fought in the Civil war for the North. John, III’s grandchildren Maurice 1844-1865 died from Typhoid during the war but his brother, John (son of William1846-1869) returned from the war only to die 4 years later. It is interesting to see that while this family had ‘owned’ slaves a few generations prior to the Civil War, the family joined with the North in the battle for the Union. Mary Peery Kuykendall died May 10, 1858 in Sugar Creek Twp, Vigo Co., IN and is also buried at New Hope Cemetery, Sugar Creek Twp IN.
(1aaaa) John Kuykendall (III) and Mary "Polly" (Peery) Kuykendall's son Alfred Kuykendall was born December 20, 1823-and died October 07, 1887. Alfred Kuykendall, had been born December 20, 1823 in Sugar Creek, Vigo County, IN. He moved to Clark County where he married his first cousin Anna Madeline Long on November 07, 1843 in Clark Co. IL. Her mother Catherine Jane Peery was the sister of Alfred's mother Mary (Polly) Peery. His father was John Kuykendall (III). Anna Long was born December 19, 1822 in Clark County, Washington Township, IL. Her father was Jacob Long and Catherine Peery (sister of Alfred's mother). She is believed to be their youngest child from a family of at least 4. Alfred was the the second of at least 9 children born to John Kuykendall and Mary (Polly) Peery (sister of Catherine Peery). Alfred's father John Kuykendall born 1779 Near Romney, Hampshire Co., VA now WV -died December 29, 1834 Sugar Creek Twp, Vigo Co., Ind. Alfred married his 1st cousin, Anna, in 1843 in Illinois. Ancestry.com says the date was November 7, 1843 in Clark County, IL. After looking at land in Iowa and working on the Mississippi River, in 1852 Alfred and Anna (Long) Kuykendall came to Richland Center, Richland Co. WI along with some of his wife's family Anna's brother Samuel Long also came with his wife Francis Herndon Ballew to Richland County. From the History of Richland County written 1884 (20) Chapter 21 Buena Vista say about Alfred: Alfred Kuykendall settled on section 20, where he still lives. He is a native of Illinois. His wife was Anna Long, a sister of Samuel Long of this town. They have four children --- John, Mary C, Jacob and Elizabeth. John enlisted Aug. 9, 1864, in company I, 38th regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Captain H H Coleman, and served until the close of the war. He participated in several important engagements in the vicinity of Petersburg, Va. From the spring of 1865, until the close of the war, he was on detached duty and was honorably discharged in July, 1865. John Kuykendall owns a farm on section 13, where he now resides. Alfred Kuykendall resides on section 20, town 9, range 2 east, where he located April 20, 1853. He was born in Vigo Co., Ind., Dec. 20, 1823. He lived in his native county and in Clark Co. Ill., until 30 years old. He was engaged for a number of years in boating on the Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. He came to Richland county as before stated in 1853. He went first to the state of Iowa in search of a location, visiting what is now some of the finest parts of that State, but finally came here and bought his first land, eighty acres, of Jacob Long. Like most of the early settlers he was poor when he came here. He soon erected a frame dwelling which he still occupies. His farm at present contains 120 acres, nearly all of which is improved. His wife was Anna Long, daughter of Jacob Long, who was born in Clark Co., Ill., Dec. 19, 1822. They have four children, two sons and two daughters-John, Mary, wife of David Henry; Jacob (Kuykendall) and Elizabeth, wife of Milo Beckwith. Mr. Kuykendall's (John Kuykendall, III) father died in Vigo Co., Ind, in 1834. His ancestors were from Holland. He removed to Indiana from Kentucky. 4
(1aaaaa) Alfred Kuykendall and Anna (Long) Kuykendall's son Jacob Kuykendall was born Feb. 13, 1848 in Clark Co. IL-and died July 23, 1929 Richland Co, WI. He married Eleanor B. (Nellie/Ellen) Reed born June 10, 1851 in Sextonville, Richland Co, WI-and died July 23, 1929 in Richland Co, WI, Daughter of George and Almina (Bailey) Reed. Nellie's mother died five weeks later. Almina Bailey was believed to have been of Irish descent. This would make Eleanor 1/8 English, 3/8 Scotch/Irish, 1/2 Irish. George was a farmer and in the 1855 Census it appears he was listed as living with four other women. It said George and E. Reed, 1 male and 4 females. It is unclear who the people were that were living with George and if he had already married Sarah. Sarah's middle initial was E. but Eleanor's name also starts with an E. George certainly married his second wife Sarah E. McCulloch before 1856 when they had their first child, Rosella Reed, together. Sarah had been married before to a Mr. Cleveland and they had a daughter named Ida who would have been Nellie's step-sister. In all Nellie had five half-siblings who survived into adulthood; Rosella, Lizzie, William A., Fred and Alice Reed. On July 17, 1869 Nellie married Jacob Kuykendall in Richland Center, Richland County, WI. Jacob is listed as a farmer and the son of Alfred Kuykendall. Nellie and Jacob's parents had neighboring properties as shown in the 1874 Richland County Atlas. George Reed and Alfred Kuykendall each owned about 100 acres bordering each other. Alfred also owned another 80 acres in Buena Vista, Richland County. Though by 1874 Jacob and Eleanor would have been married it is likely the land was owned prior to when the 1874 map was recorded. Jacob Kuykendall was born February 13, 1848. His death certificate says he was born in Terre Haute, IN but the 1860, 1880 and 1910 census all say he was born in Illinois. We believe Jacob was born in Clark Co., IL [(20) pg 1004]. Jacob's heritage suggests 5/8 English, 1/4 Scotch-Irish, 1/8 Dutch. Jacob's father was Alfred Kuykendall. JACOB'S KUYKENDALL'S PARENTS: Alfred Kuykendall actually married his 1st cousin Anna Madeline Long. Alfred and Anna's parents were sisters, Catherine Jane Peery born April 30, 1790 (married Jacob Long in TN and moved to Buena Vista Twp, Richland Co., WI) and Mary (Polly) Peery born March 07, 1795 who married John Kuykendall March 18, 1819 in Vigo Co., IN. In 1860 the Alfred Kuykendall family (spelled Kirkendol) was living next door to his in-laws Jacob and Catherine (Peery) Long. He was a farmer with real estate worth $1500 and personal property of $500. His children were listed as John, 16, Mary 15, Jacob Kuykendall 13 and Nancy age 6. There appears to be one of Catherine's family members living with them named Cynthia Peria (Peery) who was 32 years old. In the History of the Kuykendall family there is published a letter Jacob Kuykendall had written about his family in 1912: "My father's name was Alfred. He moved from Terra Haute, Indiana, to Clark County, Illinois, but I don't think he lived there very long. He then moved to Richland City (now Gotham), Wisconsin in the year 1852. I had one brother, John, of Twin Bluffs, Wis., who died June 10, 1910 at the age of 67. My father Alfred Kuykendall, had two brothers, I think, at least I can remember only two. Their names were Samuel and William. My father died in 1887 and my mother died in 1908. I have often wished I had questioned my father more about his people. My father had four children, two sons and two daughters. The sons were John and myself (Jacob). My brother had one son, Alfred Kuykendall formerly of Twin Bluffs, but now (1912) in Los Angeles, Cal., and three daughters. I have five sons and one daughter. I am writing to my sister in Eau Claire, Wis. to get further information about my father's people. I was small when we came from Indiana, and hence do not recall much of the family history back there." LIFE OF NELLIE AND JACOB: Jacob lived his life as a farmer. While land holdings for Jacob have not yet been located it is known that he did sell property to Alfred Kuykendall in 1853. As previously stated, Jacob and Nellie/Ellen married July 17, 1869 at Richland Center, Richland County, WI. They had nine children. The book History of the Kuykendall Family by George Benson Kuykendall 1919 lists the children as well but birthdates vary slightly for Frank, Kit and Sidney. Jacob was a farmer in Buena Vista, Richland Co., WI and the 1880 census shows him listed with his wife, Fred, Maurice Emma (Otie) and Harry. It is unclear why Jacob Kuykendall appears in the 1905 census as living with his daughter Otie (Kuykendall) and her husband Jerome Fry in Amberg, Marinette County Wisconsin by the 1905 census He was listed as still married but perhaps either he was seeking some work there or he was somehow helping them. The 1910 Census shows Jacob and Nellie B. with their youngest daughter Bessie L. age 19. Jacob was a farm laborer and married 40 years. He was able to both read and write. Jacob rented his home on Seminary Street in Richland Center, WI. In 1918 Nellie wrote a letter to her daughter Otie (Emma) Fry talking about her 49th Wedding Anniversary: Winnie is Otie's daughter. "Well Otie, read yours and Winni's nice letters. Was so glad to here (hear) from you both. Will answer before busy. See if the boys know who this is. July 17th was our wedding anniversary 49 years. All well here but such awful (hot day?) weather." By the 1920 WI Census Jacob and Ellen (Nellie) were still living in Richland Center with their daughter Bessie Lundgren age 28 and her sons Harley 9, Vern age 5 and Gale age 3. Jacob died July 23, 1929 in Sextonville, WI and is buried at Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista, Richland Co. WI. His death certificate was provided by George Ray, the husband of Jacob and Nellie's daughter Kate or "Kit". George said Jacob was born in Terre Haute, Indiana though, as previously mentioned other information suggests he was actually born in Clark Co., IL. It does show his parents Alfred Kuykendall and Anna Long both born in Indiana. He is listed as having been a Laborer and being 81 years 5 months and 10 days old on his death July 23, 1929. His Doctor listed his cause of death as Myocarditis and Chronic Bronchitis with contributory diagnoses of Cerebral Hemorrhage and passive congestion. Nellie died about 6 months later on January 06, 1930 in Eagle, Richland Co., WI. The information on this death certificate was provided by her daughter Mrs. George "Kit" Ray. She was a housewife and her parents listed as George Reed born in New York and Almina Bailey also born in New York. She was 78 years old, 6 months and 28 days of age. Cause of death is listed as Chronic Myocarditis with contributory arterial sclerosis. Both Jacob and Nellie are buried in the Sextonville, Richland County, WI Cemetery D. Children of Jacob Kuykendall and Eleanor B. "Nellie/Ellen" (Reed) Kuykendall were-(1) Frederick Paul Kuykendall b: June 13, 1870 in Twin Bluffs, Richland Co, WI d: January 28, 1940 Couderay, WI, married Elizabeth Phoebe Jackson b: 1872 in MN m: June 27, 1891 in Richland Center, WI. (2) Maurice (Mort) C. Kuykendall b: Oct 08, 1873 in Richland Co, WI (or 1872) d: Jan 31, 1945 in Richland Co, WI, married Carrie Elizabeth (Burges) Berger b: Feb 24, 1872 in WI d: Oct 17, 1932 Richland Co., WI m: Jan 08, 1893 in Ash Creek, WI; (3) Emma Alice or Emmert (Otie) KUYKENDALL b: Feb 09, 1876 Sextonville, Richland Co, WI d: Sept08, 1948 Appleton, WI, married Jerome FRY b: June 14, 1868 Sylvan Twp., Richland Co., WI d: Feb 06, 1948 Appleton, WI m: Aug 16, 1896 Gotham, Richland Co. , WI; (4) Harry Birtram Kuykendall b: June 01, 1878 in Twin Bluffs, Richland Co, WI d: November 11, 1937 in Madison, Dane Co, WI, married Edith Mary Stull b: September 06, 1879 in Lake Mills, IA d: October 27, 1950 in Burke Twp, WI m: September 08, 1900 in Waukon, IA; (5) Frank A. Kuykendall b: July 04, 1881 in Richland County, WI d: July 11, 1957 in Gotham, Richland County, WI, married Pearl May Stull b: April 15, 1889 in Lake Mills, IA d: May 11, 1967 in Sextonville, Richland County, WI m: May 18, 1907 in Richland Co., WI; (6) Kit (Katie or Katherine) Marie Kuykendall b: January 10, 1885 in Wisconsin d: January 12, 1958 in Richland Co, WI, married George Ray b: January 24, 1879 in Wisconsin d: November 26, 1958 in Richland Co, WI m: August 22, 1903 in Richland County, WI; (7) Sidney Dayre Kuykendall b: October 02, 1888 in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI d: October 17, 1957 in Richland County, WI, married Ethel Mary Lowry b: November 27, 1889 in Richland Co, WI d: August 11, 1969 in Beloit, WI m: April 08, 1910 in Richland Center, WI; (8) Jessie Lee Kuykendall b: April 29, 1891 in Orion Twp, Richland Co, WI d: March 08, 1954 in Pennfield, Calhoun Co, MI, married Albert H. Agnew b: November 18, 1886 in Galesburg, IL d: September 1962 in Orange Co, FL m: June 19, 1908 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan; (9) Bessie H. Kuykendall b: April 29, 1891 in Orion Twp, Richland Co, WI d: April 06, 1931 in St. Elisabeth Hospital, Appleton, WI, married Walter Lundgren b: April 18, 1888 in Amberg, Marinette Co, WI d: June 08, 1919 in Pembine, Marinette Co, WI m: April 16, 1910 in Richland Center, WI. Bessie died in a fire in her home in Appleton, WI. She had been attempting to light her stove with kerosene and wood when the can of kerosene she held in her hand exploded. It was later discovered that Balliet Supply company had accidentally mixed gasoline with the kerosene before delivering it to the Schaefer grocery company where her son had purchased the product as pure kerosene. Her son found her in flames and tried to put her out, but was unable. A neighbor came by to help and she later died that night at the hospital. Her sister Otie (Kuykendall) Fry was appointed to her estate and there was a settlement made for injury of $3,500 in damages by the Balliet Supply company who had accidentally mixed the kerosene with gasoline. Bessie had been widowed sometime before 1930 and was a single parent at the time of her death.
(1aaaaaa) Jacob Kuykendall and Eleanor (Reed) Kuykendall's daughter Emma Alice (Otie) Kuykendall was born February 09, 1876-and died September 08, 1948. She married Jerome Fry born June 14, 1868 -died February 06, 1948, son of Isaac Gabriel FRY and Harriet Atheleene COLE. She was the oldest daughter in a family of 9 children. It is interesting to note that while she went by the name Otie, it appears her original name was written on her marriage certificate as Emmert. Family also says she was named Emma Alice. In the 1880 census she is listed as Emma. Otie grew up in Richland County, Wisconsin. She met her husband Jerome Fry when she was the babysitter for his family. Ida and Jerome were married Mar 7, 1892. Jerome and his wife Ida Arnetta Griffen had three children. They had a son Anthony Fry born October 15, 1894 who died Feb 1978 Hubbell, Nebraska. Their youngest child was Buford Fry January 21, 1896-December 1974 Concord, CA. They also had a son name Orrin Fry. Apparently Jerome and Arnetta had some marital problems and apparently they divorced. Jerome's first wife, Ida, was living with their son Buford, age 23 in Eau Claire, WI in the 1920 census. Ida appears to have remarried and was widowed by 1920. Otie and Jerome married August 16, 1896 in Gotham, Richland Co. , WI. Buford would have been an infant at that time. Otie's obituary from the Appleton Post Crescent September 9, 1948 reads: Mrs. Otie Frye, 72, a resident of Appleton for the past 26 years, died at her home at 519 S. Douglas street at 12:35 Wednesday afternoon after a long illness. Mrs. Frye was born Feb. 9, 1876 in Richland Center. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Valley Funeral home, with the Rev. Clifford M. Bee, Oshkosh, in charge. Burial will be in Memorial park. Friends may call at the funeral home form this afternoon until the hour of services. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Spilman, Clear Lake, Iowa; and Mrs. Alois Mader and Miss Cecil Frye, Appleton; two sons, Frank, Appleton and Theron, address unknown; two brothers, Frank Kuykendall, Gotham; and Sidney Kuykendall, Richland Center; two sisters, Mrs. George Ray of Richland Center and Mrs. Jessie Agnew of Appleton; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Both Otie and Jerome are buried in what appears to be a small family plot in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, WI in Evergreen section G. Jerome is buried one row up from Otie (Sec G Lot 79 Gr 3) and next to his last wife Celia Roloff. Otie has her daughter Cecil Fry buried next to her and above them is Pearl and her husband Al Mader. CHILDREN OF OTIE KUYKENDALL AND JEROME FRY - 1-Winnie FRY January 04, 1899-December 25, 1962; 2-Theron Frye April 13, 1902 -September 1970; 3-Frank J. FRYE February 08, 1906-December 21, 1969; 4-(Ina) Pearl Fry July 18, 1908 - November 25, 1987; and 5-Cecil Marie Frye April 27, 1912-February 19, 1972. It is interesting to note that some of the family kept the spelling Fry while others changed it to Frye.
(1aaaaaaa) Jerome and Otie (Kuykendall) Fry/Frye's son Frank Jerald Frye's was born 8 Feb 1906 in Pembine, Marinette County, Wisconsin, and died 21 Dec 1969 in Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. Burial: Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. As a teenager Frank's family moved to Appleton, WI from SD. When Frank was in his early 20's his parents divorced. Frank then took care of his mother and unmarried sister through the great Depression and until his mother's death. He worked at Kimberly Clark for a while, then during the depression worked as a Laborer digging ditches by hand for the Appleton Water Department. In 1937 he achieved his dream of becoming a Police officer when he was hired by the Appleton Police Force. In 1938 he married Rose (Londre) Blahnik and raised her two children (Bette and Joyce Blahnik) along with caring for his mother and unmarried sister, Cecil. He was a fun person who cared about his family and people in general. Frank even cared for a nephew for sometime while his mother was recovering from some health issues. He changed the second floor of his house at 519 S. Douglas Street into an apartment and and after his mother died, he took in his daughter Bette and her 4 children when she divorced. Frank also took in his Mother-in-Law (Rose Londre) after her husband died in Racine, WI. Frank retired from the Police force as a Detective Sergeant. He then took on a night time security position working for what was then the Embassy Motel. Just before Christmas 1969 Frank was abducted from the Motel, shot and left on the roadside. There are people who have been reluctant to come forward and at this point the murder remains unsolved.
(3) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's son Johannes Kuykendall born 1685, died in infancy.
(4) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's son Cornelius Kuykendall born 1686, married Johannes and Marritje (Kool) Westfall's daughter Marietje Maria Westfall who was born in 1684 Esopus, New York. She died in 1753 in Pennsylvania. They had 8 children-Leur Lewis Kuykendall, Marretjen Kuykendall, Nelletjen Kuykendall, Johannes Kuykendall, Abraham Kuykendall, Petrus Kuykendall, Margritt Kuykendall, And Jacob James Kuykendall.
(1a) Cornelius and Marietje (Westfall) Kuykendall's son Abraham Kuykendall Sr. was born in 1719 in Minisink, Sussex Co., New Jersey. He died abt. 1812 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. His burial was at Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Flat Rock, Henderson Co., North Carolina. Abraham was married 1st in 1743 to Elizabeth Burleson (1728 - 1800). Abraham and Elizabeth (Burleson) Kuykendall Sr. had a daughter-Jane Kuykendall McMinn (1755 - 1834), a son Simon Kirkendoll (1769 - 1820), and a son James Kirkendall Sr. (1755 - 1832), who married Mary Hambright. Abraham Kuykendall Sr. married 2nd Bathsheba Barrett Oxford (1741 - 1816).
(Note: More information about Abraham Kuykendall - - - Abraham Kuykendall (b. October 18, 1719, d. Abt. 1812) - Abraham Kuykendall (son of Cornelius Kuykendall and Maritje Westvael) was born October 18, 1719 in Kingston, New York, and died Abt. 1812 in Buncombe Co., NC. He married Elizabeth Burleson on 1743 in Rutherford, North Carolina, daughter of Aaron Burleson. Abraham Kuykendall lived in the upper Potomac Valley and lower Shenandoah before settling in the vicinity of Dutchman's Creek near the present site of Mount Holly, North Carolina. That area, in the early 1750's was in Anson County. It became part of Mecklenburg County in 1762 and Tryon County in 1769. Tryon County was abolished in 1779 and recreated as Lincoln County and Rutherford County. Abraham was a Corporal in Captain Cobron's Company of Anson Militia in 1750's.
He was commissioned to establish the Tryon County boundary line. He was Captain of a militia company, 1770, and on duty as a Captain during and after 1776. He was commissioned to build the courthouse 1774 and was authorized to levy taxes. He was a Justice of the Peace. Abraham was elected Captain of a company of the Public Safety committee 1775. When the Colonial Assembly approved the abolition of Tryon County 1778 he was appointed to survey the site for the county courthouse, jail and stocks for the new county. He received state grants for land in Buncombe County in 1792. In the January 1794 session of court he was selected on a road commission to survey a road from the Cane Creek ford to Flat Rock on the Blue Ridge along the ridge above Mill Creek. Christain names of Kuykendall wives appeared on deeds. In 1754 Abraham and his wife Elizabeth sold land in Anson county to William Adear. It is said that late in life Abraham married a young woman. On the 1800 census only an elderly female and a male about age twenty lived with Abraham. By 1810 a younger female and a male under age ten resided in his household. In 1805 Wilson McKinney purchased land from Abraham and his wife Bathseba. The exact time of Abraham's death is unknown. His last deed was dated July 25, 1816. He sold land on Mud Creek, including his grist mill, to Edmund McGuffie.
Kuykendall Tavern was located in what is now the historic village of Flat Rock, NC. While Kuykendall Tavern was relatively close to what is now Little River Road, in reality, family and local tradition state that it was located along the short and very historic and scenic stretch of Rutledge Drive between the current St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church and the Mud Creek Baptist Church. At the time of its existence (in the late 1700s and early 1800s), this was part of the Old State Road. The current Little River Road (about a 1/2 mile away) did not exist until a later date. Captain Abraham Kuykendall was an important man in early North Carolina. He had served as a member of Samuel Adams’ Committee of Correspondence, considered to be the cadre of the American Revolution. Beginning in 1775, he served as a Captain of a Safety Committee, which governed old Tryon County. Abraham served as a Captain in the North Carolina Militia from 1770 – 1783. Captain Kuykendall also served as Justice of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions and Justice of the Peace for the area that eventually became Rutherford County.
Old military records show that Captain Kuykendall led expeditions into the Blue Ridge Mountains, which were closed to settlers, in search of Tories and Indians. The Tories and Indians were a constant threat to the settlers in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge. Captain Kuykendall apparently discovered and fell in love with Flat Rock during one of those expeditions, since on October 10, 1779, several years before the area was open for settlement, he entered a request for a land grant along the banks of Mud Creek in the current vicinity of Mud Creek Church. Captain Kuykendall died in 1812. His grave is marked by a 10 foot tall marble obelisk. The obelisk is accenuated by quite a bit of historical information about this pioneer and patriot. In addition, it is decorated with several bronze plaques and markers, including one from the Abraham Kuykendall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.)
(Note: THE MYSTERY OF THE BURIED GOLD - THE DUTCHMAN'S TREASURE - This story about Opa Abraham Kuykendall, a Dutchman, born in Kingston New York who had married, then lived in New York and perhaps New Jersey and Pennsylvania for awhile before moving down south to what is now Henderson County North Carolina before the year 1770. Now Opa Abraham was considered to be a wealthy man and many were sure that he had a big pot of gold! It is said that Opa Abe buried that pot of gold and it has never been found. The records show that Opa Abe protected his neighborhood from hostile Indians by joining the North Carolina Militia by 1770 and that he served with the North Carolina troops commanded by Captain Corbin during the Revolution, and was even made a militia Captain himself.
As a veteran of the Revolution, the State of North Carolina rewarded him with a large grant of land (600 acres or more) lying between Flat Rock Road and the Greenville Highway, across to the bottom lands along Mud Creek which included all the lands which is Flat Rock, North Carolina today. The land was located along Old State Road which was used by drovers driving their herds from Kentucky and Tennessee into South Carolina and Georgia. Travelers on foot or horseback, in carriages, wagons and ox carts used this old road because it was one of the few roads which linked the Appalachian mountains to the rest of the world. After Opa Abe got this large homeplace, he built a tavern and inn on the land at a good place along the Old State Road so that thursty and hungry travelers could stop in and rest. He built strong pens to hold the animals when the drovers stopped at night. It is told that he set a well loaded table of good food for his guests and that the drinks he served to wash down the food were strong, potent, raw whiskey made at his own still nearby. No traces of the old tavern remain today, as time and the weather have taken it away.
Now Opa Abe at this time had a young and beautiful wife who helped him run the tavern. She may have been his second or even third wife, this is not known. She liked to dress in pretty colors and to wear lots of jewelry such as rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Because he ran a good tavern and was a shrewd and a good trader, his business prospered. His guests were required to pay for their accomodations in hard money, gold or silver coins. Then, as the years began to weigh heavily upon him, he sold a large tract of land for a large sum of gold. By this time Opa Abe had accumulated a quite large sum of money, all in gold and silver coins. This was in the days before there were any banks. Money was kept in what were called “strong-boxes”, large trunk-like affairs made of thick, heavy, well seasoned white oak timber. These strong-boxes were bound with strips of wrought iron, riveted with hand forged wrought iron bolts and locked with large cumbersome padlocks.
So Opa Abe begun to worry about whether his young pretty wife would spend all his money on jewelry or else some thief might try to steal his gold and silver fortune. One dark night, when the guests of the tavern had retired and quietness had settled over the inn, he stealthily opened his treasure box and transferred the gold and silver to a large black iron wash pot. When all the coins were in the wash pot he awoke two of his slaves who were young men and very strong. He blindfolded both of them and ordered them to pick up the pot. The old man led them down the road and through the forest in the dead of night, his way was lighted only by the flare of a rich pine knot torch. There in the middle of the dense forest he took the blinds off the slaves and led them back to their quarters. On pain of death, he warned them never to tell a soul or breathe a word of what had taken place that night. Time passed whether it was years or months no one remembers now. Opa Abe, although very old, decided he needed part of his buried money to make a trade. Taking a shovel, he set out to unearth his buried treasure. That was the last time he was seen alive. Next day he was found be some neighbors, lying by a clear, sparkling, rippling mountain stream that flowed through the virgin forest. It was determined that he had fallen, probably tripping over a root or a stone, which was very natural with him being feeble and unsure of his step as he was then about one hundred and four years of age.
It was only after his death was known that people learned that he had buried the pot of gold. The two frightened slaves who had been blindfolded told his family. But they couldn’t help much with where the treasure was buried. All they knew was that it was at the foot of a big white oak tree. The people began a search for the pot of gold and silver that very day and the search continues to this very day. It has never been found. There is a grave in the old cemetery at Flat Rock which marks the spot where Opa Abe now rests, no longer worried about his treasure. The grave has a simple headstone with the inscription, “Abraham Kuykendall, Corporal -- Corbin’s North Carolina Troops -- Revolutionary War. Note: Adapted, from From the Banks of the Oklawaha , by Frank L. FitzSimons, Golden Glow Publishing Co, 1976 The said Abraham Kuykendall who resided during the American Revolution at Tryon County, North Carolina assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Civil Servant & Patriotic Service, NC. Vol XX, Laws of North Carolina, Chapter XII, page 964, Abraham Kuykendall appointed as commissioner for building Courthouse, prison, and stocks for the county of Tryon and for establishing a boundary between the counties of Tryon and Mecklenburg. Also in 1778 after the first appointment was sidetracked, 26 Jul 1775 Abraham served on a safety committee for Captain John Kuykendall in Tryon County, NC and also as Justice of the Peace. Reference: The Colonial records of NC Vol X, p 247 Griffins History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Co p 44, 45
THE LEGEND OF ABRAHAM KUYKENDALL
“When Pheasant Branch gleams,
“And the good folk hear
“ ‘Tis a shadow dim
Poem written by - Joe A Cowart
(1aa) Abraham and Elizabeth (Burleson) Kuykendall Sr.'s son James Kuykendall, Sr. was born in 1755 in (most likely Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died Sep. 21, 1832 in Habersham County, Georgia. James met and married Mary Hambright (1756 - 1842) about 1770 in Lincoln, North Carolina, USA. They were blessed with the following children: Abraham Westfall Kuykendall (1770 - 1871), Mary Ester Kuykendall, Elizabeth Kuykendall, Peter Thornton Kuykendall (1786 - 1895), James Kuykendall James Kuykendall (1794 - 1846), Sarah Kuykendall, Joseph Hardin Kuykendall, Jacob Kuykendall, Matthew Kuykendall, Jane Kuykendall, Phoebe Kuykendall, John Kuykendall, Jesse Kuykendall, and Isaac Kuykendall. James & Mary made their home in Georgia, where James sadly passed away on September 21, 1832.
(1aaa) James Kuykendall and Mary (Hambright) Kuykendall's son Abraham Westfall Kuykendall, Jr. was born Jun. 30, 1770 ln Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, and died Dec. 12, 1871 in Woodstock, Cherokee County, Georgia. Burial: Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodstock, Cherokee County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth Van Zandt (1770 - 1873), and they had these children-Catherine Kuykendall Duke (1792 - 1857), married Charles Duke; Jacob Van Zandt Kuykendall Sr. (1798 - 1875), married Margaret Duke Rayburn; Isaac Kuykendall (1800 - 1867), married Aseneth Farris; Abbie Kuykendall, married George Dunniway; James Kuykendall (1805 - 1894), married Sarah A. Blythe; Edmund King Kuykendall (1814 - 1903), married Jerusha Phoebe Snellgrove; and Mary Ann Kuykendall Hunt (1824 - 1910), married Green Berry Hunt; Charles Kuykendall; Eleznor Kuykendall; Cornelius A. Kuykendall, married Jane Simpson; John Kuykendall, married Martha Tate; William Kuykendall, married Ardie Curtis; Thomas Jefferson Kuykendall, married Frances A. Duke; Jane Kuykendall, married Richard White; and Nellie Kuykendall.
(1aaaa) Abraham Westfall Kuykendall Jr. and Elizabeth (Van Zandt) Kuykendall's son James Kuykendall was born in 1805 in Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina, and died Mar. 21, 1894 in Alabama. Burial: Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee County, Alabama. He met and married Sarah A. Blythe about 1830 and they were blessed with the following children-William B. Kuykendall; Hettie Caroline Kuykendall (1837 - 1882), married Charles Anderson Hester; Mary Kuykendall; Charles Kuykendall; George Martin Kuykendall (1840 - 1887), married Louisa Adeline Findley; Calvin A. Kuykendall; John B. Kuykendall; and Silas W. (Tabe) Kuykendall. James and Sarah made their home in Georgia in the early part of their married life, and relocated to Woodstock, Cherokee, Alabama.
(2aaaa) Abraham Westfall Kuykendall Jr. and Elizabeth (Van Zandt) Kuykendall's son Jacob Kuykendall was born Jul. 8, 1798, and died Jan. 15, 1875 in Mississippi. Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi (Stone broken and partially buried in 2006). He married Margaret Duke Rayburn Kuykendall (1801 - 1891), and they had these children-Elizabeth Ann Kuykendall Bradford (1820 - 1907); Isaac St. Clair Kuykendall (1824 - 1853); John Abraham Kuykendall (1828 - 1904); Catherine P. Kuykendall Reasonover (1830 - 1881); Samuel Rayburn Kuykendall (1832 - 1853); William Henry Kuykendall (1834 - 1853); James Charles Kuykendall (1839 - 1918); Jacob Van Zandt Kuykendall (1847 - 1860).
(3aaaa) Abraham Westfall Kuykendall Jr. and Elizabeth (Van Zandt) Kuykendall's son Edmund King Kuykendall was born Feb. 9, 1814, and died Mar. 20, 1903. Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Cobb County, Georgia. He was a Civil War Veteran of the Confederate Army (Inscription: PVT CO A 2 GA STATE TRP - CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY). He married Jerusha Feby Snellgrove Kuykendall (1832 - 1905), and they had these children-John Daniel Kuykendall (1859 - ____); and Hezekiah K. Kuykendall (1861 - 1923).
(2a) Cornelius and Marietje (Westfall) Kuykendall's son Leur Lewis Kuykendall was born in Minisink, New York and died in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He first married Helena Lena Consalus, and 2nd married Sara Roos.
(3a) Cornelius and Marietje (Westfall) Kuykendall's daughter Marretjen Kuykendall was born in Kingston, New York, died efore 1750 in Sussex County, New York, married Parentius Davids.
(4a) Cornelius and Marietje (Westfall) Kuykendall's daughter Nelletjen Pieternelljen Cornelise Kuykendall was born in Kingston, New York. She married Jacob Cornelisen Bogaert.
(5a) Cornelius and Marietje (Westfall) Kuykendall's Son Johannes Kuykendall was born in Minisink, New York. He married Elizabeth Decker.
(6a) Cornelius and Marietje (Westfall) Kuykendall's son Petrus Kuykendall was born Minisink, New York.
(7a) Cornelius and Marietje (Westfall) Kuykendall's daughter Margritt Kuykendall born 1710 Kingston, New York married Abraham Kortrecht.
(8a) Cornelius and Marietje (Westfall) Kuykendall's son Jacob James Kuykendall was born in 1840.
(5) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's son Johannes Kuykendall born in 1688 was lost in Queen Anne's War in 1911.
(6) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's son Mattheus Kuykendall was born in 1690 in New York, died 1754 Ulster County, New York. He married Johannes and Marritje (Kool) Westfall's daughter Jannetje Westfall. She was born about 1789 Esopus, Ulster County, New York. She died in 1754 in Ulster County, New York. She married first in 1712 Martin Armstrong. She married 2nd in 1715 Mattheus Kuykendall and they had 7 children-Elizabeth Kuykendall; John Kuykendall born in 1717, died 1762, and married Rebecca Hardin; Peter Pieter Kuykendall born about 1717 or 1718 Macheckemeck, Deerport, New York, died 1783 Washington Couny, Tennessee; Jacobus James Kuykendall born 1721 Kingston, Ulster County, New ork, died 1748 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and married Sarah Coburn; Symon Kuykendall born 1716 Minisink, New York; Abraham Kuykendall born 1733 in New York; and Elizabeth Kuykendall born 1726 in Ulster Count, New York, died 1727 in Rochester, New York.
(1a) Mattheus Kuykendall and Jannetje (Westfall) Kuykendall's son Peter (Pieter) Westfall Kuykendall was born abt. 1717 or 1718 in Macheckemeck, Deerport County, New York, and died in 1783 in North Carolina. Peter married Mary Hampton in 1740 in Virginia. Mary was born in 1725 in Virginia. Peter (Pieter) Westfall Kuykendall and Mary (Hampton) Kuykendall had 3 children-Matthew Kuykendall, Adam Robert Kuykendall, and another child (name unknown).
(1aa) Peter (Pieter) Westfall Kuykendall and Mary (Hampton) Kuykendall's son Adam Robert Kuykendall, Sr. was born in 1744 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and died in 1836 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas. Adam Robert Kuykendall, Sr. was the son of Pieter Westvael Kuykendall and Mary Hampton. He was born about 1744 in Anson (now Mecklenburg) Co, NC. Adam married Margaret Hardin (1758 - 1830) about 1778 in Rutherford Co, North Carolina. Margaret and Adam were the parents of--Amos Kuykendall born 1781; Abner Kuykendall born 1782; Joseph Hampton Kuykendall born 1784; Robert Hardin Kuykendall born 1788, died 1831; Adam Robert Kuykendall, Jr. born 1791, died 1859; Peter Kuykendall born 1797; and Sarah "Sally" Kuykendall (Blount) born 1805. Margaret and Adam left North Carolina and by 1791, they were in Logan Co, KY. After moves through Sumner Co, TN, and Henderson Co, KY, the family settled in Arkansas near the Cadron Settlement on the Arkansas River about February 1810. Adam and his son, Adam, had gone to Texas first, but did not like the area. On their way back home, they passed through Arkansas and decided to settle there. Adam moved to Conway (now Faulkner) Co, AR and lived at a point now known as "Red Hill" with sons Amos, Peter, and Adam Jr. Since Adam successfully made the trip from NC, the U.S. Government asked him to serve as a foreman over-seeing the forced migration of the Cherokee Indian Nation from NC to OK. As the family needed the money, he was forced by circumstances to take part in this sad episode. (Note: Family records indicate that Adam Kuykendall was buried in McMillen Cemetery in Faulkner County, Arkansas; however, the Arkansas Tombstone Project made transcriptions of this cemetery in 2010. It is thought that Adam's headstone was one of the illegible ones they found.) (SOURCE: "Conway County - Our Land - Our Home - Our People" by the Conway County Genealogical Society, copyright 1985.)
(1aaa) Adam and Mary (Hardin) Kuykendall's son Abner Kuykendall was born in 1782 Henderson County, Kentucky. He was Capt. Robert H. Kuykendall's older brother. He was elected head of all the militia for the Austin Colony in Texas. Abner and brother Joseph Kuykendall were granted leagues of land on the west side of the Brazos River south of Richmond in what is now Fort Bend County. Their league joined those of Wiley Martin and Jane Long. By 1834 the Kuykendall brothers had become celebrated as colonists, hunters and Indian fighters. They were among the most popular of the colonists. While drunk, Joseph Clayton became angry and stabbed Captain Abner Kuykendall in the neck. The knife blade broke off, causing Abner's death from lockjaw. Joseph Clayton soon was put on trial for murder, quickly convicted, and given the death sentence by hanging. This was the only legal execution in Austin colony. Captains Robert and Abner Kuykendall were both dead in 1836 and brother Joe was a cripple. There was a feud between the Kuykendall's and Houston that must have started in Tennessee. The Kuykendall's were going to the rescue of Goliad and the Alamo. Houston threatened court-martial for them and every man who followed them. After those two massacres, because reinforcements did not arrive, the victory of San Jacinto saved Houston and made a hero of him. Even at the battle of San Jacinto he left all the Kuykendalls and their troops, including Capt. Gibson Kuykendall, Abner's son, at the river guarding the supplies and only one Kuykendall was in the thick of the 30 minute fight. Had Houston and his forces been routed, those further back guarding supplies would have saved the day, so some historians say. It is said that had not Captain Abner Kuykendall been killed that he, and not Sam Houston, would have been the liberator of Texas, for Abner was over all military forces and had been since the colony was first started, and was Austin's close friend.
(2aaa) Adam and Mary (Hardin) Kuykendall's son Captain Robert H. Kuykendall was born in Henderson County, Kentucky, in 1788. The Kuykendall family came to New York from Holland in 1646. Each Kuykendall generation migrated progressively southward. Robert was a sixth-generation American. Captain Robert Kuykendall came into East Texas from the Arkansas Territory in 1821 and was joined by his brothers Abner, Joseph and Benjamin. Robert married Sarah Gilliland in 1814, and they had six children: Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr., Mary Kuykendall, Jane Kuykendall, Joseph Gilliland Kuykendall, and twins Thomas Kuykendall and Albert Benjamin Kuykendall. In 1822, Robert Kuykendall was in a party of men sent to the mouth of the Colorado River to pick up supplies and to lead the group in an Indian fight at Skull Creek. He became captain of the colonial militia in December, 1822. He also served as alcalde of the Colorado District in 1824. As one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists, Captain Kuykendall received two leagues of land in Wharton County as Spanish land grants. Austin recommended that Robert be granted an additional league of land because of his services during the early days of the colony. Capt. Kuykendall and his family moved to Matagorda in 1830 to put his children in school. He borrowed money from Stephen F. Austin to pay the teacher, Mr. Wightman. His estate later pay this debt. Robert had been totally blind for several years before 1830, because of a blow to the head he received in an Indian fight. In late 1831 he died and was buried in Matagorda Cemetery. The twin sons, Ben and Thomas Kuykendall were born on January 21, 1829.
(Note: Sarah Ann Gilliland Kuykendall, wife of Robert H. Kuykendall, Sr., was born in Tennessee on December 4, 1787, and married Robert H. Kuykendall, Sr. at Red Hill, Arkansas, in 1814. She and Robert H. Kuykendall, Sr. had six children: Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr., Mary Kuykendall, Jane Kuykendall, Joseph F. Kuykendall, and the twins, Albert Benjamin Kuykendall and Thomas Kuykendall. On August 6, 1830, Robert H. Kuykendall, Sr., gave power of attorney to his brother, Joseph K. Kuykendall, in all matters canceling the one given to Richard C. Patten of Arkansas (probably pertaining to their law suit against the United States Government). Robert Kuykendall must have died shortly thereafter, as the later records reflect. The Colorado County Court then appointed Joseph K. Kuykendall and Abner K. Kuykendall as administrator of the estate. Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr. was made guardian of the minor children. The two leagues of land, lots in Matagorda, and cattle were divided among Sarah and her children. Sarah, Robert's widow, married 2nd Peter Kensie [also spelled Kinsey] around 1833. Sarah Ann (Gilliland) Kuykendall Kensie gave power of attorney to William Casneau, with other considerations, to obtain the league of land belonging to her deceased husband, Peter Kensie. (No death date is known for Kensie.) He had come from Kentucky to Texas about 1830. Sarah and Peter had one child, Sarah Ann Kensie, who married John Moore on May 26, 1845. John Moore died leaving two minor sons, Ford and Benjamin Moore to Sarah Ann, who lived on Tres Palacios Creek in Matagorda County. After Peter Kensie died, Sarah Ann (Gilliland) Kuykendall Kensie married 3rd Thomas J. Tone on December 31, 1837. Thomas J. Tone was deputy surveyor under E. R. Wightman and also administrator of Peter Kensie's estate. Tone died without children and his widow, Sarah, asked for the administration papers of the Tone estate in 1853. Sarah later went to live with her daughter, Sarah Ann Kensie Moore, in her home on Tres Palacios Creek. Sarah died there after a short illness and was buried in the Moore Family Cemetery in 1857. This, and many other graves later were moved to the noted old Hawley Church Cemetery (Deming's Bridge). It is the oldest grave in the cemetery and is in the Moore plot with a headstone that reads: Sarah Tone - Hawley Cemetery.
(1aaaa) Robert and Sarah (Gilliland) Kuykendall's son Thomas Kuykendall was born January 21, 1829. He married Sarah Ann Gainer in Jackson County on December 7, 1850. Sarah was the daughter of Redden and Permelia Taylor Gainer. Sarah was born in the San Augustine District in 1833. Thomas and Sarah (Gainer) Kuykendall lived in Wharton and Matagorda Counties and raised five children: Benjamin Kuykendall, Annie Kuykendall, Emma Kuykendall, Willie Kuykendall, and Mattie Kuykendall. Thomas died January 11, 1904, and Sarah Ann died in 1910. Both were buried near Tres Palacios Creek and a few miles from Hawley Cemetery. Mattie Kuykendall married John Harrison McCrosky.
(1aaaaa) Thomas and Sarah (Gainer) Kuykendall's son Benjamin Warner Kuykendall's obituary - Mr. Benjamin Warner Kuykendall, a life long citizen of Matagorda County, died at Wharton Saturday, May 11, and was buried in the Hawley Cemetery near Blessing yesterday afternoon. At the time of his death he was 63 years of age. Four sisters, Mrs. J. H. McCrosky and Miss Emma Kuykendall, of this county, Mrs. Harry Gainer of Victoria and Mrs. R. H. ___ of Wharton survive him. Mr. Kuykendall was a member of one of Matagorda County’s oldest families and was born and raised in the county, where he had many friends and acquaintances. He was laid to rest in the family plot of the Hawley Cemetery yesterday afternoon by loving friends and members of the family who accompanied the remains to the burial place after the arrival of the Southern Pacific train from Wharton. (The Matagorda County Tribune, May, 1918)
(2aaaaa) Thomas and Sarah (Gainer) Kuykendall's daughter Emma Kuykendall's obituary - Miss Emma Kuykendall, a resident of Matagorda County for a lifetime, passed away at the home of Mr. J. H. McCroskey at Markham Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at Hawley Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Thompson, pastor of the Methodist Church in Markham officiating. Funeral arrangements under directions of Walker-Matchett. (THE MATAGORDA COUNTY TRIBUNE, Thursday, December 26, 1935, Matagorda County, Texas)
(2aaaa) Robert and Sarah (Gilliland) Kuykendall's son Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr., was born at Red Hill, Arkansas, in 1850, and moved to Texas in July of 1825. He married Electra Shannon on November 7, 1837. There is a discrepancy over their marriage dates. They were married under Mexican law some time earlier, but as was the custom after the revolution of 1836, many families were remarried by their Protestant ministers, hence the 1837 date. Little is known about Electra-- no birth or death dates. There is a land request, however, on June 1, 1835, by Robert and Electra requesting land "on Buffalo Bayou west above Reinerman." Land grant #82 by the Board of Land for the County of Fort Bend did grant a request on February 1, 1838. Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr., sold at the same day to one George M. Dolson, signed by Wylie Martin, Chief Justice, Ex officio Notary Public, Fort Bend County. Also bounty land was given to Robert, Jr., for his service during the Texas Revolution of 1836. Kuykendall received bounty warrant #600 for 320 acres for service from March 7, to June 7, 1836. Three hundred twenty acres in Fort Bend County were paid to Randolf Foster, assigned February 25, 1841. Robert and Electra had two sons, Robert H. Kuykendall, born in 1838 and Wylie Martin Kuykendall, born October 22, 1839. At the courthouse in Fort Bend County are many documents that concern Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr. He purchased lands from John Fitzgerald east of the Brazos River on Oyster Creek. In the probate minutes of November 30, 1839, Republic of Texas v. R. H. Kuykendall, he is charged with affray ( a brawl or disturbance of the peace) and he acknowledges that he is indebted to the president of the Republic of Texas in the amount of $500. Wylie Martin, who later became a probate judge of Fort Bend County, was a neighbor of Robert Kuykendall and apparently a good friend, because his name appears many times in court records and on deeds that concern Robert. Usually children were named after relatives, but in this case, one can presume that Robert named his second son after his friend, Wiley Martin. Nothing can be found regarding Electra Shannon Kuykendall's death, but records show that the widower, Robert, married Matilda Earp on May 30, 1844, and they had one daughter, Jane. Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr. met an untimely death in 1846. He was ambushed by Indians while returning from a trip to San Antonio. On January 12, 1847, Matilda filed a petition that her husband, Robert H., was dead. On November 2, 1847, Ichabod Earp, brother to Matilda, petitioned for the guardianship over the persons and property of Robert H., III and Wylie Martin Kuykendall, minors of Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr. it may be assumed that he did not win his petition since 1850 census of Fort Bend County shows that the two orphan boys, Robert H., III and Wylie Kuykendall, are living with their great-uncle, Joseph Kuykendall.
(1aaaaa) Robert H. Kuykendall, Jr. and Electra (Shannon) Kuykendall's son Wylie Martin Kuykendall was born in Fort Bend County, Texas on October 22, 1839. He was named for the family friend and prominent colonist, Wiley Martin. Robert H., Jr. failed to return from a trip and was presumed killed by the Indians sometime in 1846. Wylie went to live for a while with his great-uncle, Joe Kuykendall. When he was eleven years old, he went to Matagorda County to live with his grandmother, Susan K. Tone. Wylie Kuykendall entered the ranching business at an early age. He was driving cattle when only ten years old and at twelve he was trailing cattle to Missouri. Bill Hurnden, the owner of the herd of 700 head, paid him $25 per month. When Quincy, Illinois, was reached, 600 head were marketed. That was in 1857, nearly twenty years before the big drives to the North from Texas. The land between the coast country of Texas and Missouri was a wilderness, infested by hostile bands of Indians. Buffalo and deer were to be seen by the thousands. Since history states that most of the great drives took place after the Civil War--not before--Wylie obviously was making long cattle drives much earlier than most. In 1858 Kuykendall began ranching in Matagorda with 5,000 head of stock. When the Civil War erupted in 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army, serving throughout the conflict in Texas and Louisiana. After the close of this struggle, he spent several years rounding up ownerless cattle of the plains as the nucleus of his herd. Wiley M. Kuykendall joined the Confederate army on August 10, 1862, at Camp H. E. McCulloch, Texas, in Captain James C. Borden's Company (also known as "Company D"), Yager's Battalion, Texas Mounted Volunteers. His name appears on the company Muster Report for March, 1863. If there is a record of where he served, it is unknown. In late 1865 or early 1866, Wylie went to work for Abel Head "Shanghai" Pierce as a trail boss. When he first heard that Wylie was courting his sister, "Shanghai" stated that he wanted a trail boss not a brother-in-law and that sister Susan better watch out because "Mr. Wylie" occasionally had "Kuykendall fits." These "Kuykendall fits" were probably caused by the fact that "Mr. Wiley" was a heavy drinker. In the minutes of the Trespalacios Baptist Church, Wylie was admitted and thrown out--depending on the mood of the elders--and the sobriety, or lack of it, of himself. He was excluded from the church on March 4, 1860, because he refused to make reconciliation. On April 22, 1869, Wylie Kuykendall married Susan E. Pierce, daughter of Jonathan D. and Hanna Pierce of Little Compton, Rhode Island. Susan was the sister of Abel Head "Shanghai" and Jonathan Edwards Pierce. Wylie and Susan began their married life on a 400-acre ranch near Deming's Bridge, Tres Palacios River. Susan, like all women of the period, kept the place running and tended the children while Wylie was on the many cattle drives "up the trail." With the opening of the northern markets in the early 1870s, Matagorda County cattlemen saw an unusual opportunity to make good money. Prior to that time, thousands of head of cattle in that section were killed for their hides and tallow only--not for meat. Kuykendall trailed cattle to Kansas and Missouri and made a profit on every trip. In 1886 he began raising registered stock, purchasing a herd of registered Herefords for this purpose. In later years he dealt solely in Brahman cattle breeds. In 1887 Wiley and Susan bought one-half of the Cox League on the Colorado River, now known as the Buckeye Ranch. They had four children: Robert Gill, May 15, 1870-December 19, 1905; Isaac B., October 15, 1874-June 23, 1875; Isaac G., June 19, 1876-December 1, 1896; and Ella M., April 15, 1883-January 28, 1965. In 1901, because of Wylie's health, he and his son, Robert Gill, decided to move away from the coastal climate. They bought 11,000 acres west of Buda, Hays County, on Onion Creek. Wylie bought 5,000 acres just south of it on the Blanco River in Hays County and a small place on the river just outside of Kyle. "Mr. K.," as he was called, and "Miss Susan," kept a home in San Marcos and stayed there most of the time. Wylie Kuykendall died in San Marcos on January 31, 1920, and Susan died September 26, 1920, around either Ashby or Blessing. Both were buried in the old Hawley Cemetery next to their three children.
Wylie Kuykendall Dead - News was phoned to this city from Blessing today in which it was stated that Mr. Wylie Kuykendall, a pioneer citizen of this county, had died at Cuero yesterday. The remains have been shipped to Blessing and will be buried in the family plot in Hawley Cemetery tomorrow. (Matagorda County Tribune, February 6, 1920)
Wylie Kuykendall Family - Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Kuykendall - Mr. Wiley M. Kuykendall is a native of Fort Bend county, born on the Brazos river 77 years ago. His parents, the Kuykendalls who were among Austin’s first colonists in 1822, died soon after getting the farm home improved, leaving one of Texas’ first natives to hustle for himself at the tender age of 6 years. At about the age of seven years the lad drifted into Matagorda county and worked his way among the hardships of western life, until fortune threw him in with that veteran ranchman, A. H. Pierce, better known all over South Texas as Shanghai Pierce, from which time on Fortune dealt kindly with the young Texan–very kindly when in 1869 he woed and won Miss Pierce, the only sister of A. H. and J. E. Pierce. Miss Pierce was something of cow-rancher herself. Educated at her home town in Rhode Island, she came to Texas in 1867, following her brother A. H. who came in 1853 and J. E. in 1860. Her friends tell us her first years in Texas was the life of a genuine cow-girl as picturesque as any of the heroines of the magazines or movies. She could ride and shoot equal to the cow-boy, invested her first earnings in land on which Buckeye now stands, paying 10 cts an acre for it, and then she bought calves to grow and multiply on the fine grass, and she looked after her own branding and roundups. But it is presumed stopped those activities when in ’69 she took from her brother the best ranch boss in all this country. Mrs. Kuykendall certainly doesn’t appear to have passed through as many winters on the range as she admits (75), and then they must have been very mild ones or mostly summers. She is full of life, vivacious and a charming conversationalist, always entertaining. Mr. Kuykendall, not only has served a full half century of activities on the range, but seasoned his young manhood with four years of service for the Confederacy in the civil war, most of the time in Yeager’s North Texas regiment and Gen. Buchell’s brigade in the Louisiana campaign. Mr. Kuykendall relates an interesting incident of his first drive of cattle to northern markets, along in the early seventies. It was the custom of the Indian tribes to exact toll of the herds crossing their reservations, and where their demands were refused, they would stampede the herd during the night. Mr. Kuykendall says that as they were crossing the Comanche lands and just about time they were stopping for the night he saw standing on their horses 20 figures silhouetted against the sky, and these figures cautiously advancing proved to be a score of Comanche braves, with a demand for ten beeves. Mr. Kuykendall played “no understand,” and remembering that “the surest way to a man’s heart (or head) is through his stomach,” he called his camp cook and took him to cook plenty of supper; and he saw to it that the braves were well filled, refusing all the time to understand the chief’s desires. After the feast, however, Mr. Kuykendall told the chief he could not talk Comanche and asked if one of them could talk Spanish, and finding among them one who could he opened negotiations through the interpreter. Having been well fed and feeling lazily comfortable the chief soon fell from ten to eight, and then reduced his toll exaction to six, and still the cow-man argued it was too much. Then to four, three and two the chief fell, and finally a worthless jack traveling with the herd caught the eye of the chief and he proposed to compromise on the jack and a heifer. “All right,” promptly responded Kuykendall, “the jack and the heifer are yours,” and the braves went away perfectly satisfied. (The Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, Tuesday, September 12, 1916)
(1aaaaaa) Robert Gill Kuykendall was born in Matagorda County on May 15, 1870 to Wylie Martin Kuykendall and Susan E. Pierce Kuykendall. There is some confusion about his middle name. It is shown by McCrosky as Gill, one letter states that it is Gilbert, and his wife, Maggie said it was Gilden, so she named her first son Robert Gilden Kuykendall after his grandfather. Gill is most likely correct, shortened from Gilliland Kuykendall. Wylie's uncle was Joseph Gilliland Kuykendall. Gill, as he was called, married Margaret "Maggie" Moore in Matagorda County on August 21, 1890. They had three children born in the 1890s in Matagorda County around Buckeye or Ashby: Marion, Dorothy and Wylie Moore (b. March 3, 1899); and Isaac, born in Hays County. Gill and his father had moved to Hays County, Texas, in 1901 or 1902 and bought property there. There is little information about Gill's early life. It had been said that Maggie was the housekeeper of the family and that Gill married her. If she was the housekeeper, she must have been a good one, for the Moores were prominent families of the Matagorda area. Eudora I. Moore's diary is the source of the details that are known of Gill's life. Eudora, a school teacher, was Maggie's aunt. In the fall of 1905, while on a return trip from Kyle, Gill fell from his horse into Onion Creek: he obviously developed pneumonia, because he took to his bed in October or November, and as his condition worsened, he drank more, would not eat, and died on the 19th of December, 1905, at the Kuykendall Ranch headquarters west of Buda. Gill was a big man, well over six feet. Shanghai Pierce, his uncle, was six feet, five inches. The pictures of him at the Kuykendall Ranch Museum in Hays County show a man extremely well-dressed and riding fine looking horses, all branded with the famous 101 brand that the Kuykendalls controlled in Texas until the late 1940s. Gill's sense of humor was obvious, one of the pictures show the cow hands around a pen fill of cattle, and Gill himself standing on his head, with his ten gallon hat on. With Gill's death, the ranching helm was lost.
(1aaaaaaa) Wylie Moore "Bill" Kuykendall was born at Ashby, Texas, near Blessing in Matagorda County on March 3, 1899 to Robert Gill Kuykendall and Margaret "Maggie" Moore. His family moved to the ranch in Hays County in 1901 where he spent the rest of his life. Bill married Mildred Williams of Lockhart in 1921, and had one child, Lamonde. Lamonde and her husband, Dick McGhee, retired and lived in Wimberly, Texas. Bill married second Alice Hamlett, daughter of the Reverend Dr. William Hamlett and Faye Early Hamlett of Austin, in July, 1926. Dr. Hamlett built the First Baptist Church in Austin located in front of the Governor's Mansion. It was torn down and moved to East 9th Street. The old cornerstone with Dr. Hamlett's name inscribed on it was placed in the new building. Two sons were born to this union, Robert Gilden of Austin and Marshall Early of Austin and Kyle. Bill produced the 101 Rodeo in the late 1920s and played polo all over the United States from 1930-1939. Documentation of this era is preserved in the Historical Section of the Austin Public Library. Bill ranched in Mexico from 1956-1962, then retired and died on October 11, 1976, and was buried in the Kyle Cemetery just southwest of Kyle, Hays County, Texas. Alice Hamlett Kuykendall then lived in Austin in her mother's old home on Shoal Creek.
(7) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's son Arie Kuykendall born 1694, married Margrita Quick. They had 4 children-Clara Kuykendal born 1722, Annatjen Kuykendall born 1724, Johannes Kuykendall born 1726, and Margarita Kuykendall born 1735.
(8) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's son Pieter Kuykendall born 1698, married Femmetje Decker in 1719, Minisink, Orange County, New York. They had 8 children-Hendrick Kuykendall born 1720, Daniel Kuykendall born 1722, Martinus Kuykendall born 1724, Elizabeth Kuykendall born 1725 married Joseph Westbrook, Soloman Kuykendall born 1727 married Sara Kool, Pietrus Kuykendall born 1732, Jacob Kuykendall born 1737, died 1741, and Jacob Kuykendall born 1739.-
(9) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's daughter Annetje Kuykendall was born 5-9-1700 Minisink, Orange County, New York.
(10) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's daughter Sara Kuykendall was born in 1702.
(11) Leur and Grietje (Tack) Kuykendall's child Seytie Kuykendall was born in 1706.
(Note: There was a Kuykendall Fort referenced in seven George Washington letters to subordinates in 1756 during the French-Indian War (George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, Series 2 Letterbooks. 1754-1799):
Hans Hansen Van Nordstrand
Hans Jansen (Hansen) Van Nostrand (or Nordstrand), was born Bet. 1600 and 1610 at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany). He Married Rymerig Volkert (date unknown). He died April 1, 1690 in Amersfoort, Long Island, (Flatlands) Brooklyn, NY. Rymerig Volkert, was born Bet. 1600 and 1610 in Noordstrandt. She died before 1645. They had these children: Jan, Volkert, Maritje, Symon, and Rommetje Hansen Van Nostrand. Hans Hansen Van Nostrand married for a second time 29 Nov 1652 to Janneken Gerrits Van Loon, and they had these children: Catherine, Gerret, Jan, and Peter Hansen Van Nostrand. The children and descendants of Hans most often spelled their name Van Nostrand, though it often appears recorded spelled a number of different ways, Van Noorstrand, Van Nordstrand, Van Norstrand, Van Noordstrandt. Hans was a farmer, and owned a farm in the Flatbush neighborhood located in the borough of Brooklyn in Kings County, Long Island, New York. The community name derives from the Dutch for "level forest" and is presently bounded by Parkside Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Avenue H and Coney Island Avenue. It includes the southernmost portion of Prospect Park. Hans Hansen Van Nostrand's father was Jan Van Noordstrandt born about 1575 in Noordstrandt, Holstein Germany/Denmark.
Maritje's father Hans Hansen Van Nordstrand (Hansen of Nordstrand) came to New Amsterdam, NY in 1639. The name Nordstrand came from the Isle of Nordstrand (translation: "north shore"ť) which is in present day Germany. Hans Hansen van Nordstrand arrived in New Netherland 16 June 1639 on a private ship "de Brant von Trogen" (The Fire of Troy). At the time Nordstrand Island was a part of Denmark. Nordstrand Island and the other North Frisian islands, and Schleswig and Holstein have at different times belonged in part or completely to either Denmark or Germany, or have been virtually independent of both nations. The exception is that Schleswig had never been part of Germany until the Second War of Schleswig in 1864. From 1460 until 1864, the North Frisian area was part of Denmark. The Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein, including Nordstrand Island and the other North Frisian islands, were ruled by Danish Dukes, members of the Royal Family of Denmark. The North Frisian islands and Schleswig-Holstein are now a part of Germany. Nostrand Avenue In Brooklyn, NY is believed to be named for Han's son Gerret Hansen Van Nostrand. In the 1620's the Dutch bought Manhattan Island from Native Americans and established a trading center New Amsterdam (New York) and other settlements along the Hudson River. This area was called New Netherland. The first emigrants from today's Schleswig-Holstein came in 1636 from Bredstedt (North-Friesland) to New Amsterdam. The reasons for emigration were possibly the poverty of people who lost their homes after the terrible storm tide of 1634. There was a great storm and flood at Noordstrandt in Oct 1634 that Hans Hansen and his family lived through. Also the Thirty Years war (1618-1648) had an effect. There are passenger lists of Dutch ships, and Hans Hansen was on the list "Emigration from Schleswig-Holstein in 1636-1667 to New Netherland." Nordstrand was once a part of the Strand Island which was a part of the North Frisian Islands which run along the northern cost of Germany and southern coast of Denmark, a group of islands in the Wadden Sea, a part of the North Sea. In 1634 the Island of Strand which included Nordstrand and Pellworm was torn apart by a great storm and flood resulting in over 6000 deaths, more than half of the residents, and leaving only the Island of Pellworm and 10 smaller islets called Halligen, and Nordstrand now a peninsula connected to the mainland by a causeway.
(Note: Hans Hansen (or Jansen) Van Noortstrant's Will: "In the name of Jesus Christ, the 20th day of August 1679 appeared before me, Clerk of Amesfort, (admitted by ye Right Honorable Gen. Sir Edmund Andros in ye behalf of his Royal Highness James Duke of York Gov. Gen. of all his territories in America, and elected by the town) in ye presence of the undermentioned witnesses, Hans Janssen from Noorstrant in Holsteyn, being sound in body but uncertainof his departing day, therefore is willing to dispose of some part of his estate and his will and desire in that his two sons Garret Hanssen and Peter Hanssen shall have first and before out of ye estate after his decease, the land lying in ye New lots with a meadow lot lying in ye flats against ye small kill (river) to Canarse, with the two horse wagon plows and harrow and one bed, that is to say whereupon they sleep, with so much ticking to new bed, with condition that the said two bothers shall render their youngest brother Jan Hanssen a good suit of clothes from top to toe, likewise is ye testators last will that his youngest son shall have his bedstead with hangings, bed blanket pillows sheets as it is herein mentioned without any pretense of any of ye other heirs of what that is herein expressed: Further it is his will that ye children gatte (begot) by his last wife shall be before out all ye household stuff (except what herein is stated) to be equally divided, likewise the two sons shall have before out, one meadow lot upon Hoggs Neck No. 6, and ye youngest son three hundred Guelden in wheat or wampum with a pinke (Heifer) with the increase, also his son, Volkert, shall have two cows for a remembrance of his mother, and said Garret and Pieter shall also each have a pair of cows, and the house and land at present possessed by ye testater and used by him shall be kept in use by Garret, Pieter and Jan Hansen, one year after ye year wherein ye testator shall come to die and Gerrit and Pieter should take truly thereout their chist of cloathes and ye cubbard with clothing belonging to Jan Hansen shall be for him all the premises. Ye testator declared this to be his last will, well premeditated and therefore to ye true intentions subscribed ye date as above "this >H> is the mark of "Hans Johnson, the translation of Hans Jansen (Hanson) witnesses herunto required: Hendrick Assuerus, Jacob Strycher, Roeloff Martens, Clerk in this "Recorded being the original will in Dutch after the same was proved before the Court of Sessions held in Kings Co., April 1, 1690 by order of the said Court Per me J. Vanderwater, Register" from - Documentary history of New Netherlands, Vols 1.)
(Another abbreviated version of the Will from - The New York genealogical and biographical record, Volume 47 - Will of Hans Janssen Van Noorstrant of Amesffort. Dated Aug. 20, 1679. Estate to two sonnes Gerrit Hanssen and Pieter Hanssen. Son Volkert Hanssen. To youngest sunn Jan Hanssen suit of clothes, also 300 gildens; mentions children by his "laste wiffe." Executors not named. Witnesses; Hendrick Assuerus, Jacob Strycker, Roeloff Martens. Proved April i, 1690. (Recorded in Liber i of Conveyances, page 223.) NOTE :—Hans Hansen or Jansen Van Nostrand emigrated in 1639 from Noordstraat or Noordstrandt, in Holstein; he married, first, Nov. 29, 1652, Janneken Gerrits Van Leuwen; m. second, ( ). Issue: Gerrit Hansen; Peter Hansen; Jannetje Hansen, m. Peter Schenck; Symar Hansen; Jan Hansen; Volkert Hansen; Catharine Hansen, m. first, Lucas S. Voorhies; m. second (?), Peter L. Van Buskirk.)
Note : From - "A documentary history of het (the) Nederdeutsche gemeente ..., Volumes 1-5" - A documentary history published 1902, Library of Harvard 1904, of (the) Nederdeutsche gemeente ..., Volumes 1-5 - By Henry Augustus Stoutenburgh - page 379, author states that a bible in the possession of Garrit Norstran b 1756 bp June 26 1757 of E. W. (now Syosset) son of Gerrit & Marya Vanderbilt contained a record of Hans Jennsen emigrant, where and when he landed - HANS JANSEN, from Noortstrant, emigrated to this country about 1639 with a family of children. June 25, 1639, Hans Jansen of Rotterdam gave a note to Cornelis Volckertsen for 32 Carolus guilders. If his first wife came with him, she probably died soon after, as he had a child baptized in the Dutch Church in N. Y., Dec. 8, 1641, and the mother was not present. Hans Janszen Van Noortstrant married, Nov. 29, 1652, Janneken Gerrits Van Loon. Recorded with the record of marriage is this: "Op't Sandt in de Mayerje Van de Bosch" ("Province of the Woods"). The witnesses to the above baptism were : Laurens Pietersze Noorman, Janneken Motyn, Styntje Jans. He was called sometimes "Hans Jansen" and at other times "Hans Hansen." Hans Jansen would seem to be his correct name, as that is the name attached to his will. From the record he seems to have brought one daughter with him, for on May 23, 1644, Hans Jansen, father and guardian of Marritje Hans, his daughter, acknowledges to have bound his above named daughter to Philip Garritsen, tavern-keeper, for the term of three consecutive years, beginning on New Years', 1645, ending on New Year's, 1648, to serve in the family and to be provided and cared for as his own child, and to be taught sewing.
(Note: The above text should read - Hans Janszen Van Noortstrant married, Nov. 29, 1652, Janneken Gerrits van Loon Op't Sandt in de Maijerie van de Bosch. The village 'Loon op't Sandt' refers to the modern small town 'Loon op Zand' in the Dutch province Noord-Brabant with its capital's-Hertogenbosch (with popular name 'Den Bosch').
Note: The following information about Nordstrand Island is from Wikipedia and "Cor Snabel's story of the Nordstrand flood of 1634" at http://www.rabbel.nl/nordstrand.html -- Nordstrand (North Frisian Noordstrand) is a peninsula and former island in North Frisia on the North Sea coast of Germany. It is part of the Nordfriesland district in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Its area is 50 km, and its population is 2,300. Nordstrand has two municipalities, Nordstrand and smaller Elisabeth-Sophien-Koog, which are part of the Amt Nordsee-Treene. In medieval times Nordstrand was a part of the larger island of Strand which was torn into pieces in a disastrous storm tide in 1634. Other remnants of Strand are Pellworm and the Halligen islets. Nordstrand is accessible by road over a causeway which connects to the mainland and was built in 1936. In 1987, the polder Beltringharder Koog was completed, turning the former island into a peninsula. The original Nordstrand island (before the flood of 1634) is thought to be the ancestral homeland for the North American surname "van Nostrand" (including variants: vanNostrand, vanNordstrandt, vanOstrand). Two brothers emigrated from here to what is present day New York, USA in 1637 and 1639 after the flood.
During the night of October 11-12, 1634, a raging storm destroyed the coastline of North Friesland. In a few hours, the flood accompanying this storm, swept away complete villages, hamlets and even islands from the face of the earth. About 15,000 people lost their lives that disastrous night, a pivotal event in human history within this region and beyond. Nordstrand Island - where more than 6,000 people drowned- suffered the most devastation. The tremendous power of the water destroyed about 50 miles of the coast between Nordstrand Island and the Danish border. At Eiderstedt, the area south of Nordstrand Island, 2,106 people drowned, despite being protected by dikes 18-20 feet high. Inside Klixbüll's church, people marked the water level on the wall: 14 feet above ground level. This was the second great flood in the history of the North Frisian region. In 1362, a similar flood, known as the "Grote Manndränke", ravaged the same area, but little is known about that disaster. The early years of the 17th century had not been easy on the inhabitants, either. In 1603, bubonic plague diminished the population of the whole area; and, in 1618, the Thirty Years War brought hunger and poverty to the region. In 1630, the government hired Dutchman Jan Adriaansz Leeghwater to supervise a land-reclamation project. The 1634 flood wiped out four years' hard labor of his workers in a few hours, breaking existing dikes in hundreds of places or completely washing them away. As the water withdrew from the fields, the salt stayed behind and made the fields useless. The results of the flood were disastrous for the economy of the entire North Frisian coast. All these aspects and the traumatic experiences of the flood paralyzed the spirit of enterprise of most survivors. Many moved away, a large number of them to Holland.
The following article is about Nostrand Playground, Nostrand & Foster Aves in Brooklyn, NY from this website http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/B250/ - Nostrand Playground - Nostrand & Foster Aves - Brooklyn - Acres: 3.02 - This playground and the nearby avenue are named for the Nostrand family. In the mid-1600s, many Dutch families settled in the townships that now constitute the Borough of Brooklyn. Due to the lack of standardized spelling and the transition from Dutch to English, the Nostrand family name took many forms throughout history including: Van Nostrand, Van Norstrand, Van Noordstrandt, Noostrand, Noorstrant, and Nostrandt. All are variations on the most commonly used modern form: Nostrand. The common ancestor of the Nostrand family, Hans Hansen (d. 1690) or Jansen (he used them interchangeably) emigrated from Europe in 1640. Although of Dutch heritage, Hans Hansen emigrated from the Island of Norstrand off the coast of the City of Schleswig, in what is now Germany. His children adopted the name of the island of their origin, hence the name Van Norstrand. Hans Hansen settled in the township of Flatbush and his descendants all originated in or eventually settled in the various Long Island townships that now survive as neighborhoods in the borough of Brooklyn.
Hans Hansen, a farmer by trade, arrived in Flatbush with his son, Jan Hansen (b. 1637), after his first wife died. He married his second wife, Janneken Gerrits Van Loon in 1652. Han's first son, Jan Hansen, settled in New Utrecht and became captain of the New Utrecht militia in 1689. After serving his tenure in the militia, Jan Hansen sold his property and moved across the river to Hackensack, New Jersey. Another of Han's sons, Gerret (Garret) Hansen Noordstrandt, settled in what is now Brooklyn. He married Jannetje Remsen (a member of another prominent Dutch family of the area) in 1685. Like his father, Gerret farmed for a living. He was one of the earliest members of the Dutch Church beginning in 1677. Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, which honors the family name, may be specifically named for Gerret. One of the most complete histories known of a member of the Nostrand family belongs to Johannes Noostrandt (d. 1826). His first wife died shortly after their marriage and he married his second wife, Maria VanEtten a year and a-half later. Johannes served in the American Revolution (1776-1783) and lived in Duchess County, New York. The Nostrand Playground property, located at the intersection of Nostrand and Foster Avenues, was acquired by the City on April 26, 1951. Opened in 1953, the playground provides a large play space equipped with red, yellow, and green play equipment with safety surfacing, a swing set, slides, handball and basketball courts, and spray showers. A large asphalt section of the playground contains a baseball field with a backstop. In 1999, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani provided $162,585 for new paving and resurfacing of the basketball courts as well as new benches and a drinking fountain. Surrounded by a chain-link fence and featuring a flagpole with yardarm, the playground has many benches and numerous trees, primarily pin oaks (Quercus palustris).
Hans Hansen Van Nostrand and his 1st wife Rymerig Volkert had these children-Jan Hansen Van Nostrand born at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany), died Dec. 13, 1692, married Marretje; Volkert Hansen Van Nostrand born about 1634 at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany), died after 1703, married 03 Apr 1681 at Flatbush, NY Sarah Albertse Terhune; Maritje Hansen Van Nostrand born 1636 at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany), died after 1670 at Kingston, NY, married Jurian Westfall 28 Jan 1653 1654 at Esopus, NY; Symon Hansen Van Nostrand born 1637 at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany), married 24 Oct 1662 on Long Island, NY Maria Fredericks; Rommetje Hansen Van Nostrand baptised 08 Dec 1641 in New Amsterdam. Hans Jansen Van Nostrand married for a second time 29 Nov 1652 at Kingston, NY to Janneken Gerritse Van Loon and they had these children-Catherine Hansen Van Nostrand born 30 Nov 1653 at Flatlands, Kings Co., Long Island, NY, died 30 Mar 1688 at Flatlands, Kings Co., NY, married 1st 1671 at Flatlands, NY to Lucas Stevensen Van Voorhees; Gerret Hansen Van Nostrand born 1661 on Long Island, married 20 Apr 1685 on Long Island to Jannetje Remsen; Jan Hansen Van Nostrand born 1679 on Long Island, married Willemptje Van Boerum in NY on 20 Jan 1696; and Peter Hansen Van Nostrand born in Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, NY, died between November 17, 1691, and May 26, 1692 on a voyage to Barbados.
(1) Hans Hansen Van Nostrand and his 1st wife Rymerig Volkert's son Jan Hansen Van Nostrand was born at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany). He married Marritje (maiden name unknown). Jan Hansen Van Nostrand and his wife Marritje had these children-Reymerig Jans born abt. 1660-1670, married 1st Lucas Dircksen Vanderburgh, married 2nd William Appel on 4 Jul 1714 in the NY Dutch Church; and Rebecca Jans married Pieter Jacobs 20 Oct 1689 in the NY Dutch Church.
(1a) Jan Hansen Van Nostrand and his wife Marritje's daughter Reymerig Jans born abt. 1660-1670, married 1st Dirck Vanderburgh, married 2nd William Appel on 4 Jul 1714 in the NY Dutch Church. Her husband Dirck Vanderburgh was born 1661, and died abt. 1709. Rymerig married Dirck Vanderburgh in the 1680s. He was born in 1661, and died in 1709. They lived in New York City where Dirck was a merchant, mason, and held minor government positions. He was a large landowner and owned considerable property along both sides of the Hudson River between New Yprk City and Albany, NY. He died at about the age of 48 in Sep 1709 and was buried on his plantation, Schillyck, in the Highland along the Hudson River. His wife, Rymerig, survived him and later married William Appel on 4 Jul 1713/14 in the New York Dutch Church. She died after 1724. Dirck and Rymerig had two children-Henry and Anna Maria. (Note: President George Bush was a descendant of Dirck Vanderburgh and his wife Reymerig Jans.)
1aa) Dirck and Rymerig (Jans) Vanderburgh's daughter Anna Maria Vanderburgh was born in 1690, and died bef. 1766. She married Thomas Lewis and settled south of Poughkeepie, NY adjacent to her brother, Henry. They had nine children, of whom one, Richard Lewis, married his first cousin, Susanna Vanderburgh.
2aa) Dirck and Rymerig (Jans) Vanderburgh's son Henry Lewis was born in 1689, and died in 1750. He married abt. 1710 to Magdalena Knight, and settled south of Poughkeepsie, NY on a farm and had eleven children, 10 of whom reached maturity. Children of Henry Vanderburgh & Magdalena (Knight) Vanderburgh were-Hester Vanderburgh born(1711, married bef. Jan 1737/8 to John Lewis, and lived in the Pougheepsie, NY area; Anns Maria Vanderburgh (1713-1763), married in 1735 to Baltus Van Kleeck, and lived in the Poughkeepsie, NY area; Richard Vanderburgh (1715-1769), married 1st unknown, married 2nd in 1753 Mary Everitt, and he was a blacksmith, and lived lived in the Poughkeepsie, NY area, and Mary lived in Washington, Co., NY in 1802; Henry Vanderburgh (1717-1792), married abt. 1739 Sarah Van Kleeck, and lived in Poughkeepsie, NY, and was a Judge of the court of common pleas, a Loyalist exiled to New York City 1777-1783, and New Brunswick in 1783, returned to Poughkeepsie ca. 1787 where he died five years later; John Vanderburgh (1721-1800), married pre-1739 to Elizabeth Low, and lived southeast of Poughkeepsie, NY, and was a farmer and cordwainer; Peter Vanderburgh (1723-1755), married 1745/6 Elizabeth Taber, lived in Poughkeepsie, NY area, probably a mariner on Hudson River, Captain of Dutchess County Militia & killed in French & Indian War; Susanna Vanderburgh (1725- ), Married 1st 1743 to Elias DuBois, married 2nd ca. 1758 to Richard Lewis, her 1st cousin, and lived in NYC 1760-1789; Magdalen Vanderburgh (1727-1801), married 1744/45 Clear Everitt, and lived in Poughkeepsie, NY; James Vanderburgh (1729-1794) married 1st 1753 Margaret Noxon, married 2nd 1767 Helena Clark, and lived in Beekman, and was a Colonel in Dutchess County Militia during and after Revolutionary War, a farmer, innkeeper, store keeper, & justice of the peace, and had 18 children; William Vanderburgh (1731-ca.1770), married 1754 Margaret Gay, and lived in Poughkeepsie, ans was a Mariner and tavern keeper, and his children settled in Herkimer and Rensselaer Counties in NY, and Vincennes, IN, and his wife, Margaret, subsequently married Richard Davis; and Stephen Vanderburgh (1734-pre 1752), living in 1738 but apparently died prior to 1752.
(2a) Jan Hansen Van Nostrand and his wife Marritje's daughter Rebecca Jans married Pieter Jacobs 20 Oct 1689 in the NY Dutch Church. Pieter Jacobs and Rebecca Jans Jacobs had these children-Maria Jacobs born 26 Sep 1674; Neeltje Jacobs born 31 Oct 1697; Rebecka Jacobs born 24 Sep 1699; Rebecka Jacobs born 2 Mar 1701; Annatie Jacobs born 23 Jan 1704; Jan Jacobs born 17 Nov 1706; Annatje Jacobs born 2 May 1708; and Cornelis Jacobs born 29 Mar 1710.
(2) Hans Hansen Van Nostrand and his 1st wife Rymerig Volkert's son Volkert Hansen Van Nostrand was born about 1634 at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany), and died after 1703. He married Sarah Albertse Terhune 3 Apr 1680 in Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, NY, at the Dutch Reformed Church. She was a daughter of Albert Terhune and Geertje Dircks. Children of Volkert Hans Van Norstrand and Sarah Albertse Terhune were-Janetje Van Norstrand born abt. Nov 1681, Christening 13 Nov 1681, Flatbush, Kings Co., Dutch Reformed Church, N.Y; Albert Van Norstrand born abt. Feb 1685, Christening 22 Feb 1685, Kings Co., Dutch Reformed Church, N.Y; Hans Van Norstrand born abt. 1686, Christening 1686, Hackensack, Bergen, Dutch Ref. Church, N.J.
(Note: From - History of Passaic and its environs ...: historical-biographical, Volume 2 -- By William Winfield Scott -- With this explanation, one will better understand why Volkert Hansen signed his name "Volkert Van Nostrand," Volkert from the North Strand, Albert Albertse, became Albert Ter Huynen, or Albert from Hunen, corrupted into Terhune from the original of Terhuyne. Lubbert Lubbertsen meant simply Lubbert, the son of Lubbert, which was changed to Van Westervelt, meaning from the western fields. And so through the category of Holland and quite often French surnames. During the last quarter of the seventeenth century a real estate fever spread over Bergen and that part of Essex now in Passaic county, when there was great speculation in land. John Berry did not actually buy and pay for his patent, which was a present, as a reward for services rendered and to be rendered the Governor and Colony, and which he accepted in lieu of money, because he hoped to make more out of the land. His first attempts at making sales of farms failed, because of defective title, which lacked the deed from the Indians. This he subsequently obtained and was able to sell. Berry's first deeds for land, now in Lodi, made in 1682, were to Lubbert Lubbertse and Charles Huysman respectively. That of the former was later known as the Garret Kip farm, and the latter that of Albert Terhune. Lubbetrse and Huysman came here from Long Island upon the request of their neighbor and old friend, Albert Albertse. By deed dated April 29, 1682, Berry conveyed to Volkert Hansen the farm lying between the farms of Lubbertsen and Huysman. (This land extended along Polifly road about 600 feet north of the present Washington place). In this conveyance Hansen is referred to as "dwelling in the bay upon Long Island." He married Saartie Albertse Terhune, came to Polifly early in 1686, where their first child was born in March. They joined the Hackensack Reformed Church, July 25, that year.)
(3) Hans Hansen Van Nostrand and his 1st wife Rymerig Volkert's daughter Maritje Hansen Van Nostrand born 1636 at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany), died after 1670 at Kingston, NY, married Jurian Westfall 28 Jan 1653 or 1654 at Esopus, NY. He was born in 1629 in Holland. He died in about 1667 in Esopus (later Kingston) New York. Jurian and Marritje (Hansen Van Nostrand) Westfall had 6 children-Rymerick Westfall, Nicholas Claes Westfall, Johannes Juriaen Westfall, Abel Westfall, Symen Westfall, and Elsjen Westfall. For more information about Jurian and Marritje's descendants click here Jurian Westfall Family
Note : From - "A documentary history of het (the) Nederdeutsche gemeente ..., Volumes 1-5" - By Henry Augustus Stoutenburgh - page 379 - He was called sometimes "Hans Jansen" and at other times "Hans Hansen." Hans Jansen would seem to be his correct name, as that is the name attached to his will. From the record he seems to have brought one daughter with him, for on May 23, 1644, Hans Jansen, father and guardian of Marritje Hans, his daughter, acknowledges to have bound his above named daughter to Philip Garritsen, tavern-keeper, for the term of three consecutive years, beginning on New Years', 1645, ending on New Year's, 1648, to serve in the family and to be provided and cared for as his own child, and to be taught sewing.
(4) Hans Hansen Van Nostrand and his 1st wife Rymerig Volkert's son Symon (or Simon) Hansen Van Nostrand was born abt. 1637 at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany), married Maria Fredericks 24 Oct 1662 on Long Island, NY. Child of Symon Hansen Van Norstrand and Maria Fredericks' was-Frederick Simonson Van Nostrand.
(Note: From the book - "Register In Alphabetical Order Of The Early Settlers Of Kings County, Long Island, NY - By Teunis G. Bergen - Hendrick Reycke, emigrated in 1663 from Zutphen in the Netherlands; m. Ida Jacobs; d. 1701. Was a blacksmith, residing at first in N. A. Feb. 5, 1677-8, he bought of Simon Hansen (Van Nostrand) for 3300 gl. his bouwery in "Midwout," except a village building-plot 12^ rods in breadth, having on its N. side that of Rem Janse Van Coeverden, on its S. side that of Dirck Janse Van der Vliet, as per p. 21 of Vol. AA of Flh rec, to which he removed.)
(1a) Symon Hansen Van Norstrand and Maria Fredericks' son Frederick Simonson Van Nostrand was born in Buswick, Kings Co., Long Island, NY. He married Lea Fonteyn 13 Aug 1687. Child of Frederick Simonson Van Nostrand and Lea Fonteyn was-Frederick Van Nostrand, born Abt 1699, Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, NY.
(1aa) Frederick Simonson Van Nostrand and Lea Fonteyn's son Frederick Van Nostrand was born Abt 1699 Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, NY. Ne married Cornelia Foster, born Abt 1700, Jamaica, Queens Co., Long Island, NY. Child of Frederick Van Nostrand and Cornelia Foster was-Jacobus Van Nostrand, born Abt 1722, Jamaica, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, died 6 Feb 1813, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY.
(1aaa) Frederick Van Nostrand and Cornelia Foster's son Jacobus Van Nostrand was born Abt 1722 at Jamaica, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, and died 6 Feb 1813 Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY. He married Phebe Carman. Child of Jacobus Van Nostrand and Phebe Carman was-Hannah Van Nostrand, born Abt 1752, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY, died Abt 1820, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY.
(1aaaa) Jacobus Van Nostrand and Phebe Carman's daughter Hannah Van Nostrand, was born Abt 1752, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY, and died Abt 1820, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY. She married Charles Duryea Abt 1769 Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY. He was born Abt 1746, East Woods, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, and died 17 Dec 1804, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY. Children of Charles Duryea and Hannah Van Nostrand were-Willumpe Duryea, born 18 Aug 1771, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY, died 12 Oct 1856; George Duryea, born Abt 1777, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY, died Jul 1846, Bellport, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY; Jacob Duryea, born Abt 1779, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY, died 9 Feb 1848, Charleston, South Carolina; Abigail Duryea, born Abt 1781, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY, died 27 Jan 1807, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY; James Duryea, born Abt 1781, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY; and Phebe N. Duryea, born Abt 1786, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY, died 11 Nov 1812, Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY.
(1aaaaa) Charles Duryea and Hannah Van Nostrand's son George Duryea, of Heliport, Town of Brookhaven, son of Charles and Hannah Nostrand, bp. Oct. 26, 1777, in W. H., wit- ness, Willumpie Terhune; d. July, 1846, a. about 70; m. Anna Hubbs of Comae; m. (2") Mrs. Clemons of Bellport, a widow. His will dated May 21, 1846 ; proved Sep. 14, 1846 (see Contested Wills, L. I, P., 229, Suffolk Co.). He drove from Bellport to Smithtown with his son John to a family named Smith, and signed his will on the top of his hat while seated in his wagon. The Smiths witnessed it. He was mentioned by his gdmother Wulempy in her will as Charles Duryea's son George, the lame boy. Issue : John Hubbs, m. Maria Duryea. Patience, m. Eliphalet Wicks Smith. Deborah Ann, m. Henry Hendrickson. Catharine, m. Timothy Gildersleeve. (By second wife): George Edwin. --- From "A documentary history of het (the) Nederdeutsche gemeente ..., Volumes 1-5" - By Henry Augustus Stoutenburgh.
(1) Hans Hansen Van Nostrand and his 2nd wife Janneken Gerrits Van Loon's daughter Catherine Hansen Van Nostrand was born 30 Nov 1653 at Flatlands, Kings Co., NY, died 30 Mar 1688 at Flatlands, Kings Co., NY. She married Lucas Stevense Van Voorhees born about 1650 Netherlands, died after 28 Dec 1724. He married 2nd after Catherine's death to Jannetje Minnes 26 Jan 1689 in Flatbush, Kings, Co., NY, daughter of Minne Johannes Mineola and Rensje Fedders. Children of Lucas Stevense Van Voorhees and Catherine Hansen Van Noortstrand were-Jan Van Voorhees Baptised 19 Feb 1675, married 10 Oct 1697 to Ann Van Ducyhuysen baptised 7 Apr 1677, died 5 Jan 1702, daughter of Jan Teunisen Van Ducyhuysen and Agatha Elbertse Stoothoff, married 2nd Mayken Roelofse Schenck born 14 Jan 1683/4 Flatlands, Kings Co., NY, died 25 Nov 1736, daughter of Roelof Martense Schenck and Annetje Pieterse Wyckoff, married 3rd 25 Jan 1737 Jannetje Remsen born 27 July 1701, died 24 Aug 1747; Stephen Van Voorhees baptised 16 Sep 1677 Flatbush, Kings Co., NY; Hans Van Voorhees baptised 7 Sep 1679 Flatbush, Kings Co., NY; Jannetje Van Voorhees baptised 8 Oct 1681 Flatbush, Kings Co., NY, died 17 Apr 1758 Flatlands NY, married 1st 24 June 1704 Martin Roelofse Schenck born 22 Jan 1661, died 2 May 1727, son of Roelof Schenck and Neeltje Van Couwenhoven; Willemptje Van Voorhees baptised 9 Nov 1683 Flatbush, Kings Co., NY; Annetje Van Voorhees baptised 25 Apr 1686 Brooklyn Dutch Church, died 1774, married William Van Couwenhoven born 7 Mar 1686, died 19 Jan 1769, son of William Gerretse Van Couwenhoven and Jannetje Monfort. Children of Lucas Van Voorhees and Jannetje Minns-Catryntie Van Voorhees born Flatlands NY, married 3 May 1712 Roelof Nevius born Flatlands NY, died 1756, son of Peter Nevius and Jannetje Schenck; Elsje Van Voorhees; Reinsche Van Voorhees married 22 May 1714 Johannes Van Nostrand son of Garrett Hansen Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen; Willemptje Van Voorhees baptised 15 Nov 1694 Brooklyn, NY, married 27 Aug 1715 Martin Nevius born Flatlands NY, son of Peter Nevius and Jannetje Schenck; Roelof Van Voorhees married 1st 26 Apr 1715 Helena Stoothoff, daughter of Gerret Stoothoff and Johanna Nevius, married 2nd Neeltje Schenck born 25 Dec 1698, married 3rd 5 Dec 1745 Margaret Cornell; Minne Van Voorhees born 1698, married 1st 25 Apr 1717 Antje Wycoff born 1 Sep 1693 New Brunswick NJ, daughter of Garret Pietersen Wycoff and Catherine Johanna Nevius, married 2nd Lemmetje Stryker; Albert Van Voorhees born 10 May 1698, died 28 Oct 1734, married 1st 10 May 1720 Ariantje Ditmars born 23 May 1703; died 14 Apr 1721, daughter of Laurens Ditmars and Elizabeth Hegeman, married 2nd Catryntje Cornell born 4 Sep 1703, daughter of Cornelius Cornell and Janetje Hegeman; and possibly Abraham Van Voorhees born 8 Jan 1702 Flatlands, King Co., NY, died 27 May 1785, married Neeltje Cortelyou born 18 July 1703 New Utrecht, NY, died 24 Oct 1795, daughter of Jacques Cortelyou and Marretje Hendrickse Smock. (Note: Actor Michael Kirk Douglas is a descendant of Lucas Stevense Van Voorhees and Catherine Hansen Van Noortstrand.)
(2) Hans Hansen Van Nostrand and his 2nd wife Janneken Gerrits Van Loon's son Gerret (or Garret, Gerrit) Hansen Van Nostrand was born in 1665 in Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, NY. He died abt. 1741 (before February 22, 1742). He was a farmer in Flatbush, Long Island, NY, and a member of the Dutch Reformed Church there in 1677, and took the oath of allegiance to the British Crown there in 1687. He married, April 20, 1685, Jannetje Remsen Vanderbeek, daughter of Rem Jansen Vanderbeek and Jennetje Jorrissem, daughter of Joris Jansen Rapalje. Children of Gerret Hansen Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen Vanderbeek-Jannetje Gerretse Van Norstrand born 1685, married Cornelis Vanderveer, Jr., of Flatbush, Kings Co., NY; and Rem Gerritse Van Nostrand was born in Flatlands, Long Island, died in Jamaica, Long Island, married Antje Stevense Van Voorhees; Hans Gerretse Van Norstrand, baptized June 26, 1687, married, May 22, 1714, Reinsche Lucasse van Voorhees; Daniel Gerretse Van Nostrand was born Abt. 1690 Flushing, Long Island, NY, married Maritje (maiden name unknown); Aeltje Gerretse Van Norstrand born 1695, married Gerrit Cornelise Van Duyn, of New Utrecht; Joris Gerritse Van Nostrand baptized December 9, 1694; Jan Gerretse Van Norstrand born 1700 married Marya; Gerrit Gerretse Van Nostrand, baptized April 10, 1699, married Seytje or Christina Van Duyn; and Peter Gerretse Van Norstrand born 1707, died between August 22 and September 30, 1746, married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown).
(1a) Gerret Hansen Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen Vanderbeek's daughter Jannetje Gerretse Van Norstrand was born in 1685. She married 28 Jan 1702 to Dominicus (Cornelius) Vanderveer born 15 Nov 1679. Children of Dominicus (Cornelius) Vanderveer and Jannetje Gerretse Van Norstrand were-Teunis (Jan) Vanderveer born 1704; Cornelius (Dominicus) Vanderveer born 1704; Margaret (Dominicus) Vanderveer born 1710; Cornelia (Dominicus) Vanderveer born 12 Feb 1711; Jacobus (Dominicus) Vanderveer born Dec 1721; Neeltje (Dominicus) Vanderveer born 09 JUL 1727.
(2a) Rem Gerritse Van Nostrand, son of Gerrit Hansen and Jannetje Remsen (Van Der Beeck) Van Norstrand, was born in Flatlands, Long Island, died in Jamaica, Long Island. He married Antje Stevense Van Voothees, daughter of Steven Coerte and Agatha (Jansen) Van Voothees, of Gravesend, Long Island. Children Rem Gerritse Van Nostrand and Antje Stevense were-Pieter Van Nostrand; Elbert Van Nostrand; John Van Nostrand, born in 1726; Mosya Van Nostrand; and Nathaniel Van Nostrand.
(1aa) Pieter, son of Rem Gerritse and Antje Stevense (Van Voorhees) Van Nostrand, was born in Jamaica, Long Island, February 3, 1717. He married, Elizabeth Skidmore. Children of Pieter Van Nostrand and Antje Stevense (Van Voorhees) Van Nostrand, all born Antje Stevense (Van Voorhees) Van Nostrand were-Arane Van Nostrand born in Jamaica, Long Island, NY; Mary Van Nostrand, born February 20, 1737 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY; Jacobus Van Nostrand, born in 1742 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY; and Peter born in Jamaica, Long Island, NY.
(1aaa) Benjamin B. Van Nostrand, son of Epenetus and Eliza A., (Burt) Van Nostrand, was born June 4, 1827, died August 14, 1890. He married, February 6, 1851, mary Catherine, born July 13, 1835, daughter of Alfred R. and Martha L., (Van Wagner) Sands. Children of Benjamin B. Van Nostrand and Eliza A., (Burt) Van Nostrand were-Warner H. Van Nostrand, born November 10, 1852, died February 3, 1911, married October 3, 1909, Florence Schwrar; Benjamin B. Van Nostrand; Mary Anna Van Nostrand, born February 3, 1857, married, September 21, 1881, Samuel C. Mott, of Long Island, he died May 19, 1884; Frederick W. Van Nostrand, born June 25, 1859, died October 27, 1895, married 1st, December 21, 1892, Martha Morris, of Brooklyn, New York, married 2nd Jennie Townsend, born January 26, 1862, died August 29, 1879; and Grace A. Van Nostrand, born April 28, 1873, died September 15, 1873.
(1aaaa) Benjamin B. Van Nostrand son of Benjamin B. Van Nostrand and Mary Catharine (Sands) Van Nostrand, was born at Sands point, Long Island, August 26, 1854. He married, September 19, 1883, Ella L. Wolle, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. They had a child, Ray Sans Van Nostrand, born December 9, 1894.
(3a) Gerret Hansen Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen Vanderbeek's son Hans Gerretse Van Norstrand was born 26 Jun 1687. He married Reinsche (Lucas) Van Voorhees 22 May 1714. She was born 1690. They had a daughter Anna (Hans) Van Norstrand born 19 Aug 1722.
(4a) Gerret Hansen Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen Vanderbeek's son Daniel Gerretse Van Nostrand was born Abt. 1690 Flushing, Long Island, NY. He married Maritje (maiden name unknown). Children of Daniel Van Nostrand and his wife Maritje were-George Van Nostrand born abt. 1730, Flatlands, Long Island, NY, died Bef. 25 Feb 1786, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, married Ann Remsen born 18 Dec 1738; Johannes Van Nostrand born abt. 1729, Flatlands, Long Island, NY, died abt. 1758, unmarried; Peter Van Nostrand born abt. 1724, Flatlands, Long Island, NY, married Elizabeth Ammerman 10 Jan 1752, Huntington, Long Island, NY; Daniel Van Nostrand born a bt. 1730, Flatlands, Long Island, NY, married Margaret Hardenberg born 14 Sep 1727, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, diedd 29 Dec 1814; Garret Van Nostrand born abt. 1715, Flatlands, Long Island, NY, married 1st Maria Vanderbilt abt. 1740, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, born abt. 1716, Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, died Bef. 1761, married 2nd Wyntie Luyster abt. 1762, born 28 May 1719, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, married 3rd Cornelia Duryea Abt. 1777, born Abt. 1737, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, died 09 Apr 1783.
(1aa) Daniel Van Nostrand born Abt. 1730 Flatlands, Long Island, NY, married Margaret Hardenberg, daughter of Garrett Hardenberg and Margaret Hoogland born 14 Sep 1727 Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, died 29 Dec 1814. Children of Daniel Van Nostrand and Margaret Hardenberg were-Antjie Van Nostrand, born 5 Nov 1762, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, died 28 Dec 1822, married 1st Peter Monfort born 19 Jan 1726/27, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, married 2nd Hendrick Suydam 14 Oct 1783, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, born Abt. 1750, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY; Antie Van Nostrand, Bapt: 1 Jan 1763, Wolver Hollow RDC; Marytje Van Nostrand, born 6 Oct 1754, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY; Margrita Van Nostrand, born 26 Apr 1756, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, married John Ryder 30 Sep 1778, Queens Co., Long Island, NY; Daniel Van Nostrand, born 29 May 1765, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, Died abt. 1814, married 1st Ann Duryea 23 Aug 1795, St George Church, Hempstead, born Hempstead, Long Island, NY, married 2nd Letitia Van Nostrand, 15 May 1808, Christ's First Presbyterian Church of Hempstead, Long Island, NY, born Abt. 1768, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, died d. Abt. 1828; Leene Van Nostrand, born 7 May 1767, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY; married William M. Steward; George Van Nostrand, born 5 May 1769, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, died 09 Jun 1860, NY, married Aeltje Stymus born 15 Mar 1773, NY, died 26 Mar 1853, NY; and Peter Van Nostrand, born 5 Oct 1760, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, married Susannah Saxton born Abt. 1789, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY.
(1aaa) Daniel Van Nostrand and Margaret Hardenberg's son Peter Van Nostrand was born 5 Oct 1760 Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY. He married Susannah Saxton, daughter of Caleb Saxton and Isabella. She was born Abt. 1789 Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY. Children of Peter Van Nostrand and Susannah Saxton were-James Van Nostrand, born 11 Jun 1816, died 10 Oct 1889 New Hyde Park, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, married Ann Eliza Abbott, daughter of Jesse Abbott and Charity Monfort born 2 Oct 1817 Islip, Suffolk Co., Long Island, died 17 Jan 1898 New Hyde Park, Queens Co., Long Island, NY; Margaret Van Nostrand, born 15 Nov 1809, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, died 14 Aug 1887, Manneto Hill, Long Island, NY, married Henry Water Duryea 1 Aug 1826, Christ's First Presbyterian Church of Hempstead, Long Island, NY, born 27 Jul 1805, NY, died 21 Jun 1883, NY; Armenia Van Nostrand, born Abt. 1811, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, married Silas Smith, born Abt. 1808, Hempstead, Long Island, NY; William Van Nostrand, born Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, died Civil War; and Daniel Van Nostrand, born 22 Nov 1819, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, died 25 Aug 1903, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, married 1st Joanna Coe 24 Mar 1846, born Abt. 1821, Newtown, Long Island, NY, died 10 Oct 1869, married 2nd Esther Van Wyck 11 Dec 1882, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, born 1 Mar 1838, Woodbury, Long Island, NY.
(1aaaa) Peter Van Nostrand and Susannah Saxton's son Daniel Van Nostrand, born 22 Nov 1819, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, died 25 Aug 1903, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, married 1st Joanna Coe 24 Mar 1846, born Abt. 1821, Newtown, Long Island, NY, died 10 Oct 1869, married 2nd Esther Van Wyck 11 Dec 1882, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, born 1 Mar 1838, Woodbury, Long Island, NY. He married to Johanna Coe March 24, 1846. She bore him eight children. Three died in infancy and one, the wife of A. Hudson, died several years before him. Three sons, Daniel Jr., William and Silas and one daughter Anne, survived him. His wife died on the 10 of Oct 1869. He married 2nd Esther Van Wyck 11 Dec 1882, Queens Co., Long Island, NY, born 1 Mar 1838, Woodbury, Long Island, NY
Daniel Van Nostrand's obituary - Manitowoc Co. Chronicle, Two Rivers newspaper Tuesday, August 25, 1903 - Front page - Daniel Van Nostrand Sr. Died, A good Man and an Old Settler gone to the other shore Yesterday morning the mortal career of Daniel Van Nostrand Sr. came to a sudden termination from a paralytic stroke, just after he had got out of bed and was about to dress himself. Several months ago he received warning in the form of a slight stroke of paralysis that his earthly course was nearly run but this warning gave him no distress of either mind or body, as its effects upon his body soon disappeared and he continued to daily fulfill the duties of life and to enjoy its blessings as though nothing had happened. His mind had no reason to be troubled over what the future had in store for him. He had lived a pure life, worshipped God as he believed it the duty of mortals to worship Him and had been charitable and just to his fellow men. So he continued on life's journey, happy all that day long, regardless of when or where it would end. The end came yesterday morning, in the twinkling of an eye, with no prelude of pain and helplessness. It was an ideal ending of a long and useful life. Daniel Van Nostrand was born in Hemstead, Long Island November 22, 1819 and was a lineal descendant of Peter Van Nostrand, one of the Dutch colonists who settled in New York in 1636. He was married to Johanna Coe March 24, 1846. She bore him eight children. Three died in infancy and one, the wife of A. Hudson, who died several years ago. Three sons, Daniel Jr., William and Silas and one daughter Anne, survive him. She died on the 10 of November 1869. Mr. Van Nostrand was married the second time on March 19, 1889 to Mrs. Estella Boyles, who survives him. He was one of the early settlers of Two Rivers having come here in 1854 and, with the exception of about one year and a half spent in Iowa, this place has since been his home. He was a good citizen and an estimable neighbor. All who have known him will feel no anxiety over him now that he has passed away, but will rejoice with the beloved ones he leaves behind that his departure was so entirely free of pain and suffering. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the little church he has loved so well and helped to maintain so long.
(2aaaa) Peter Van Nostrand and Susannah Saxton's son James Van Nostrand was born 11 Jun 1816, died 10 Oct 1889 New Hyde Park, Queens Co., LI, NY, married Ann Eliza Abbott, daughter of Jesse Abbott and Charity Monfort born 2 Oct 1817 Islip, Suffolk Co., Long Island, died 17 Jan 1898 New Hyde Park, Queens Co., Long Island, NY. Children of James Van Nostrand and Ann Eliza Abbott were-Edward Van Nostrand born 25 Jan 1838, died Bef. 1850; Susan A. Van Nostrand born 1 Nov 1841, married H. A. Smith; Smith Van Nostrand born 15 Feb 1843; Theodore Van Nostrand born 30 Nov 1845; Charles A. Van Nostrand born 21 Sep 1848; Henry Van Nostrand born 2 May 1851; George Van Nostrand born Abt. 1854, married Lydia Lowden; James E. Van Nostrand born 5 Jan 1856; William Van Nostrand born 25 Sep 1858; Ella Van Nostrand born 26 Jul 1861.
James Van Nostrand's obituary - "The Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper," http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle/, - 11 October 1889, "VAN NOSTRAND-- On Thursday, October 10, 1889, James Van Nostrand, age 73. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, at New Hyde Park, L.I., Saturday, October 12, 1889, at 1 o'clock. Carriages will meet the train leaving Brooklyn at 10:55."
(5a) Gerret Hansen Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen Vanderbeek's daughter Aeltje (Gerret) Van Norstrand was born 1695. She married Gerret (Cornelius) Van Duyn born 06 Sep 1691. They had a son Cornelius (Gerret) Van Duyn born 27 Sep 1724.
(6a) Gerret Hansen Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen Vanderbeek's son Jan (Gerret) Van Norstrand was born 1700. He married Mary (Albert) Van Voorhees born 1705, and they had a son Albert (Jan) Van Norstrand born 08 Oct 1721, and a daughter Sara (Jan) Van Norstrand born 16 Nov 1727.subject)
(3) Hans Jansen Van Norstrand and Janneken Gerritse Van Loon's son Jan Hansen Van Nostrand was born in 1679 on Long Island, NY. He married Willemptje Van Boerum in NY on 20 Jan 1696. She was born in 1675 in New York, her father was Hendrick Willemse van Boerum, born Bef. 23 Oct 1644, Amsterdam, Netherlands, died Aft 1698, Flatbush, Kings Co., New York. Her mother was Maria Adriaens Lammertzen Smith, was born Abt 1640, Tiederweet, Gelderland, Netherlands, and died Aft 1698. Children of Jan Hansen Van Nostrand and Willemptje van Boerum were-Jan Van Nostrand; Hans Van Nostrand baptised 30 Oct 1695; Hendrick Van Nostrand baptised 18 Apr 1704; and Marytie Van Nostrand baptised 25 Dec 1709.
(1a) Jan Hansen Van Nostrand and Willemptje van Boerum's son Hendrick Van Nostrand married Jannetje Laen (or Lane). Their children were-Willemtje Van Nostrand baptised 15 Apr 1730; Christina Van Nostrand baptised 16 Jun 1731; John Van Nostrand baptised 16 Dec 1733, married Catherine De Freest, and they had a daughter Anna Van Nostrand; Maria Van Nostrand baptised 25 Dec 1736; Cornelius Van Nostrand baptised 25 Mar 1739; Catryntie Van Nostrand born around 1742; and Jannetie Van Nostrand baptised 2 Mar 1746.
(4) Hans Hansen Van Nostrand and his 2nd wife Janneken Gerrits Van Loon's son Peter Hansen Van Nostrand was born in Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, NY, died between November 17, 1691, and May 26, 1692 on a voyage to Barbados.
(Note: From - A documentary history of het (the) Nederdeutsche gemeente ..., Volumes 1-5 -- By Henry Augustus Stoutenburg -- PETER HANSEN (NOORTSTRAND), son of Hans Jansen and Janneken Gerrits Van Loon; no record of birth; Mch. 26, 1686, he was a witness in Hacken sack at the bp. of Volkert's son Hans; not m. His will, dated Nov. 17, 1691, written in Dutch; proved May 26, 1692 (recorded in Albany), makes his nephew, Pieter Gerretsen, son of Gerret Hansen, his sole heir, and after him the poor at New Amersfort; apparently only personal property; no executors named. Witness, Pieter Jacobsen Marius, at whose house in N. Y. City the will was signed. "Whereas, Peter Hansen died on a voyage to Barbadoes and left a Will but no executors. Letters of Administration on the estate of Peter Hansen, granted to Gerrit Hansen the eldest son by the last wife of John Johnson" (Hans Jansen) (June 17, 1692). Inventory of the estate of Peter Hansen exhibited by Gerrit Hansen, Dec. 13, 1692. (No valuation.)