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Abel Westfall

My gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather was Abel John Westfall born about 1696 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. He died in 1755 in Hampshire County, Virginia. He was the son of Johannes and Maritje (Kool) Westfall. He married 2-25-1717 Antjen "Anna" Bogaert (sometimes spelled Bogard or Bogart) in Minisink, Orange County, New York. She was the daughter of Cornelius and Eva (Hornbeck) Bogaert. They had 9 children-Cornelius Westfall, Elizabeth Westfall, Sara Westfall, Johannes Westfall, John Westfall, Catherine Westfall, Leah Westfall, Annatje Hannah Westfall, and Lydia Westfall.

(1) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's son Cornelius Westfall (my gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather) born in 1759 in New York. He married Elizabeth Westfall, the daughter of Jacob and Margrietje "Margaret" (De Duyster) Westfall. Cornelius and Elizabeth Westfall had 8 children-Cornelius Westfall Jr. (my great great great grandfather), Anna Westfall, Margaret Westfall, Jacob Westfall, John Westfall, Mary Caroline Westfall, Isaac Westfall, Zachariah Westfall.

(2) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's daughter Elizabeth was born in 1733 in Minsink, New York.

(3) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's daughter was Sarah (Zara) Westfall born in 1718 or 1719 Minisink, Orange County, New York. She married Cornelius Cole (Kool). They had a son John Cole.

(4) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's son Johannes John Wesley Westfall was born in 1724 in Kingston, New York. He Died in 1789 in Virginia. He married Sarah Vannoy. Sarah was the widow of Jonathan Hornbeck. Her parents were Johannes and Janneker (Louw) Vannoy. Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall had 6 children-Abel Westfall, Cornelius Westfall, John Westfall Jr., Abraham Westfall, Jacob Westfall, and Isaac Westfall. John Wesley Westfall's sons Abel and Cornelius served in the Revolutionary war. Cornelius was a Lieutenant in his brother Captain Abel Westfall's Company, the 8th Virginia Regiment, and was at Valley Forge in 1777 and 1778.

(Note: John Wesley Westfall's sons Abel, Cornelius, John, Jacob, and Abraham were all at Valley Forge in the Revolutionary War.)

(Note: Here is some information, from the Indiana Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution. ------------- John Wesley Westfall was born on 25 October 1724 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York and died in Petersburg, Hardy Co. Virginia/West Virginia on 10 March 1789. He married Sarah Vernooy Hornbeck, widow of Jonathan Hornbeck about 1755. His name appears on the Augusta, Virginia 1750 Tax List in the State of Virginia Enumeration List for Hampshire County for 1782. Reference: "Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia", Vol. I, John W. Westfall is appointed as a Constable for Augusta Co., Virginia. Reference: Augusta County Virginia Court Records; Order Book No. II, Book I, page 221, dated June 18, 1747. Note: During the Revolutionary War, John W. Westfall furnished supplies for the Revolutionary Continental Army and thus is considered as Patriotic service during the Revolutionary War. Reference: "DAR Patriot Index" 1966 Volume I, page 731. ---------- Last Will and Testament of John Westfall In the name of God Amen, I, John Westfall, of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia, Do make this my Last Will and Testament in the following manner. In prime I bequeath my Sole to Almighty God, a being infinitely good, in Humble Hope of his future mercy. As to my body it is my desire that it be decently buried and in a Christian manner. Item - It is my desire that my Funeral charges and all my just debts be first paid after my decease. Item - I bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah, one-third part of my land during her life, also my Negro Jack, and my Negro woman, Megigen and one-third part of my moveable property. Item - I bequeath to my Sons, Isaac and Jacob Westfall my plantation where I now live on, their heirs and assigns forever. Each to have an equal part of the upland and bottom land, my son Isaac to have the upper part of the said plantation It is my Will that my plantation be appraised by two or more creditable men and that my sons Abel, John, Cornelius, and Abraham Westfall, their heirs and assigns to each of them one sixth part of said valuation. Deducting out of such payment what I formally gave them or either of them. Item - I bequeath to my son Isaac Westfall my Negro Tom, he paying to each of his brothers, one-fifth part of the value of said Negro, he being valued as for said. Item - It is my Will that the remainder of my property be equally divided amongst all my children, and lastly, I do constitute and appoint My trusty friends, Jacob Fisher and Ezekiel Bogart, also my sons Abel and Cornelius Westfall Executors of this my Last Will and Testament signed with my hand and sealed this 9th day of February 1789 Signed Sealed and acknowledged in presence of us
John Snyder, Wm. Bailey, and Benjamin Williams.
His, John X Westfall (Mark)
At a Court held for Hardy County this 13th day of April 1789
This Last Will and Testament of John Westfall deceased was proved by oaths of John Snyder, William Bailey, and Benjamin Williams, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Jacob Fisher, one of the Executors, having complied with the law, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of these in due forms, giving security, where upon he with security entered into and acknowledged Bond Conditions as the Law directs, Ezekiel Bogard and Cornelius Westfall in open court defined, having refused taken upon themselves the burden of Executors which is ordered to be certified By My Court Ed. Williams the Last Will and Testament of John Westfall was recorded in said court on 13 April 1789.)

John W. Westfall and Sarah Vernooy children: 1. Abel Westfall was born 18 November 1755 Hampshire Co., Va.; 2. Cornelius Westfall was born 9 March 1756, Hampshire Co., Va.; 3. John Westfall, Jr. was born 1757, Hampshire Co., Va.; 4. Abraham Westfall was born 1758, Hampshire Co., Va.; 5. Jacob Westfall was born 1760, Hampshire Co., Va.; 6. Isaac Westfall was born 1762, Hampshire Co., Va.

Cornelius Westfall (son of John W. Westfall and Sarah Vernooy) was born on 9 March 1756 in Hampshire Co, Virginia, died on 9 August 1828 in Greene Co., Indiana. He was married (1) Elizabeth Lambert Springstone, widow of Jacob Springstone, 4 April 1787 Harrison, Co. Va. (2) Sarah Runsoner Hale, widow 12 January 1804 Ross Co., Ohio. Note: Cornelius Westfall enlisted in 1776 as an Orderly Sergeant and was promoted to an Ensign and 2nd Lieutenant in his brother's, Captain Abel Westfall's Sixth Company of the 8th Virginia Regiment during the Revolutionary War. He served at the Valley Forge encampment in 1777-1778. On 18 May 1818, Cornelius Westfall applied for a Pension No.S-36842 for his military service in the Revolutionary War; which was granted. Cornelius Westfall settled in Ross Co., Ohio where on 12 January 1804 he married a second time to Sarah Runsoner Hale, widow. His first wife, Elizabeth Lambert Westfall was deceased in 1803 having died in Ross Co., Ohio. He is buried in Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield, Greene Co. Indiana and has a Revolutionary War government stone on his grave. Children of Cornelius Westfall and Elizabeth Lambert: Marriage 1 Elisabeth Lambert 12 April 1787 in Harrison Co., Virginia: Children: Sarah Westfall b: 1789 in Randolph Co., Virginia; Andrew Westfall b: 1792 in Randolph Co., Virginia; Elizabeth Westfall b: 29 Oct. 1796 in Randolph Co., Virginia; Jemima Westfall b: 1798 in Randolph Co., Virginia; Josephine Westfall b: 21 Oct. 1800 in Ross Co., Ohio; Children of Cornelius Westfall and Sarah Hale: Marriage 2 Sarah Runsoner Hale 12 January 1804 in Ross Co., Ohio: Children; Isophene Westfall b: 21 Oct. 1804 in Ross Co., Ohio; Susannah Westfall b: 1807 in Ross Co., Ohio.

Andrew Westfall was born in 1792 in Randolph Co., Virginia and died on 9 December 1839 in Harrison Twp., Knox Co. Indiana. He married Catherine Wood on 12 February 1818 in Ross Co., Ohio. She was the daughter of John Wood (1785-1847) and Elizabeth________ (1784-1829). Note: Andrew Westfall was an early settler of Knox Co., Indiana living there in the early 1800's. Andrew Westfall was born in Randolph Co., Virginia/West Virginia in 1792. Andrew Westfall died on 9 December 1839 in Harrison Twp. Knox Co., Indiana. He was the only son of Cornelius Westfall (1756-1828) and Elizabeth Lambert Springstone (1754-1803) widow of Jacob Springstone. Andrew Westfall served as a Private in Captain Thomas Scott's Company of Infantry of Militia from September 18 to November 19, 1811 in the Battle of Tippecanoe on 7 November 1811. Andrew Westfall's widow, Catherine applied for a Bounty Land Warrant for his service in the Battle of Tippecanoe. She was granted 160 acres of land located in Palatine, Illinois under Bounty Land Warrant No. 25224. On November 5, 1853 she sold the land to Henry D. Ridgley since she resided in Knox Co., Indiana. He served as a Sergeant in Captain John Scott's Company of the First Regiment of Indiana Riflemen from September 10 to November 19, 1812 during the War of 1812. He was an Ensign in Captain Pierre Andre's Company of the First Regiment of Vincennes Light Infantry 1814-1815 during the War of 1812. After the War of 1812 he moved to Jefferson Twp, Ross Co., Ohio where he married Catherine Wood on 12 February 1818. They resided in Jefferson Twp., Ross Co. Ohio where twin daughters were born, Jemima Westfall 10 December 1818 and the other twin having died at birth and was not named at birth. In 1824, Andrew Westfall and wife, Catherine and daughter removed themselves to Palmyra Twp., Knox Co. Indiana where he farmed. On 9 December 1839, Andrew Westfall was deceased and was buried in the Lower Indiana Presbyterian Church Cemetery, as there hasn't been any marker found. His widow, Catherine Westfall died in the year 1865 in Harrison Twp., Knox Co. Indiana. Andrew Westfall and Catherine Wood children: Marriage 1 Catherine Wood (1802-1865): Children: Jemima Westfall b: 10 Dec. 1818 in Ross Co., Ohio; Infant Westfall b: 10 Dec. 1818 in Ross Co., Ohio d. stillborn.)

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(1a) Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Abel Westfall (1755-1814) married 1st Rachel Edwards, and they had 6 children-Newton Edward Westfall born 1785; John Wesley Westfall born 1798 married Eliza Foster; Sarah Westfall born 1786 married Isaac Westfall, the son of Abraham and Mercy (Harbin) Westfall; Juliet Westfall born 1788 married a man who's last name was Giles; Virginia Westfall born 1790 married Daniel Whitmore; and Indiana Westfall born 1812, the daughter of Abel Westfall and his 2nd wife Mary Polly Mansour. Indiana Westfall married George Whitmore.

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(1aa) Abel and Rachel (Edwards) Westfall's oldest son Newton Edward Westfall was born in 1785, and married Christina Lovejoy. Newton Edward Westfall's military paperwork indicates he was an officer during the War of 1812, and served with Major General William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe. There were letters found where he is requesting a transfer from the Frontier to the Army of the North. He ends up dying in New York.

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(2aa) Abel and Rachel (Edwards) Westfall's son John Wesley Westfall was born August 26, 1798 in Knox, Co., Indiana, and died November 11, 1875 in Knox, Co. Indiana. He married Elizabeth Foster November 04, 1829 in Knox Co., Indiana. Children of John Wesley Westfall and Elizabeth (Foster) Westfall were-James S. Westfall born 1831, married Mary E. (maiden name unknown); John Westfall born 1832; Hiram Westfall born 1834 married Ellen (maiden name unknown); Samuel Westfall born 1836 married Anna (maiden name unknown); Abraham J. Westfall born February 03, 1838, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, died February 05, 1907, Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana, married Margaret Diddema Barekman; and Adelia Westfall born 1857.

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(2a) Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Cornelius Westfall born March 9, 1756, died 8 August l828 in Greene Co, IN, burial Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Indiana. He married 1st Elizabeth (Lambert) Springstone, and married 2nd Sarah (Rumsoner) Hale. Cornelius and Elizabeth (Lambert) Springstone Westfall had these 4 children-Sarah Westfall born 1789 married Aaron Thomas; Andrew Westfall born 1792, died 12-9-1839 Greene Co, IN, married Catherine Wood; Elizabeth Westfall born born Oct 29, 1796 Ohio died Mar 3, 1878, married Feb 8, 1817 in Knox Co, In to Phillip Miller, born March 6, 1786 in Maryland, died June 9, 1857 in Daviess Co, IN; and Jemima Westfall born 1798 married Anthony Lowe. Cornelius and his 2nd wife Sarah (Rumsoner) Hale had 2 children-Josephine Westfall Born Oct 24, 1803 Died: May 11, 1855 married 1829/1830 John Miller born Jan 10, 1808 Ohio Died: May 23, 1874 Daviess Co, IN; and Susannah Westfall born 1807.

Note: I found the following biographical information about Cornelius Westfall on the internet at this website- http://www.inssar.org/graves/W/westcorn.html

CORNELIUS WESTFALL

Born: March 9, 1756
Died: Essstate probate Nov 10, 1829 Greene Co, IN.
Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Indiana.
Service: Enlisted in 1776 Orderly sergeant in Capt Abel WESTFALL'S Co., Col Peter MUHLENBURG'S and Abraham BOWMAN'S VA Regiment. Appointed ensign in 1777 and served until 1778 Proof: Pension S 36842.
Married: (1st) __________ (2) Sarah RUMSON in Chilkicothe, Ohio Children: By 1st narriage Mima: married Anthony LOWE Elizabeth: born Oct 29, 1796 Ohio Died Mar 3, 1878 married Feb 8, 1817 Knox Co, In to Phillip MILLER Born March 6, 1786 in Maryland - Died June 9, 1857 Daviess Co, IN (Daughter): married Ormes THOMAS Andrew: Children: By (2nd) Marriage: Josephine/ Isaphina: Born Oct 24, 1803 Died: May 11, 1855 married 1829/1830 John MILLER born Jan 10, 1808 Ohio Died: May 23, 1874 Daviess Co, IN

Cornelius Westfall (l756-l828) was an Ensign and 2nd Lieutenant in his brother's, Captain Abel Westfall's Sixth Co. of the 8th Virginia Regimnet during the Revolutionary War. He also served at Valley Forge in l777-l778. His first wife was Anne Elizabeth Lambert Springstone (l754-l802), widow of Jacob Springstone. They were married in Harrison Co., Virginia on 4 April l787. Cornelius Westfall also settled in Ross Co., Ohio, along with his brother, Abel Westfall. From Ross Co., Ohio they went to Knox Co., Indiana where the rest of his brothers settled. His second wife was a widow, Sarah Runsoner Hale whom he married in Ross Co., Ohio on l2 January l804. On l8 May l8l8, Cornelius Westfall applied for a pension, S-36842 for his military service in the Revolutionary War. Although at the time of his settlement in Knox Co., Indiana, it later became Greene Co., Indiana where he died on 8 August l828. He his buried in the city cemetery in Bloomfield, Indiana next to his brother, Abel Westfall. A government stone marks his grave for his Revolutionary War service.

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(1aa) Cornelius and Elizabeth (Lambert) Springstone Westfall's son Andrew Westfall was born in 1792 in Randolph Co., Virginia and died on 9 December 1839 in Harrison Twp., Knox Co. Indiana. He married Catherine Wood on 12 February 1818 in Ross Co., Ohio. She was the daughter of John Wood (1785-1847) and Elizabeth________ (1784-1829). Note: Andrew Westfall was an early settler of Knox Co., Indiana living there in the early 1800's. Andrew Westfall was born in Randolph Co., Virginia/West Virginia in 1792. Andrew Westfall died on 9 December 1839 in Harrison Twp. Knox Co., Indiana. He was the only son of Cornelius Westfall (1756-1828) and Elizabeth Lambert Springstone (1754-1803) widow of Jacob Springstone. Andrew Westfall served as a Private in Captain Thomas Scott's Company of Infantry of Militia from September 18 to November 19, 1811 in the Battle of Tippecanoe on 7 November 1811. Andrew Westfall's widow, Catherine applied for a Bounty Land Warrant for his service in the Battle of Tippecanoe. She was granted 160 acres of land located in Palatine, Illinois under Bounty Land Warrant No. 25224. On November 5, 1853 she sold the land to Henry D. Ridgley since she resided in Knox Co., Indiana. He served as a Sergeant in Captain John Scott's Company of the First Regiment of Indiana Riflemen from September 10 to November 19, 1812 during the War of 1812. He was an Ensign in Captain Pierre Andre's Company of the First Regiment of Vincennes Light Infantry 1814-1815 during the War of 1812. After the War of 1812 he moved to Jefferson Twp, Ross Co., Ohio where he married Catherine Wood on 12 February 1818. They resided in Jefferson Twp., Ross Co. Ohio where twin daughters were born, Jemima Westfall 10 December 1818 and the other twin having died at birth and was not named at birth. In 1824, Andrew Westfall and wife, Catherine and daughter removed themselves to Palmyra Twp., Knox Co. Indiana where he farmed. On 9 December 1839, Andrew Westfall was deceased and was buried in the Lower Indiana Presbyterian Church Cemetery, as there hasn't been any marker found. His widow, Catherine Westfall died in the year 1865 in Harrison Twp., Knox Co. Indiana. Andrew Westfall and Catherine Wood children: Marriage 1 Catherine Wood (1802-1865): Children: Jemima Westfall b: 10 Dec. 1818 in Ross Co., Ohio; Infant Westfall b: 10 Dec. 1818 in Ross Co., Ohio d. stillborn.)

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(3a) Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son John N. Westfall (1757-1808) married Mary Alton and they had 3 children-Abraham Westfall married Nancy (last name unknown), John Westfall married Sarah (last name unknown), and Pamela Westfall (1810-1870) married James Hunter.

(Note: I received new information that John Westfall (1757-1808) who married Mary Alton had according to his 1808 will four children: Abraham, John, Sarah, and Katherine (Catherine). Additionally, Pamela is not mentioned in the will and I had Pamela Westfall being born after he would have died.------John Westfall's 1808 will: I John Westfall believing myself going the way of all flesh do think proper to dispose of my worldly affairs in the manner and form is following. To my eldest son Abram I give and bequeathe two hundred acres of land next adjoining the land of Ephraim Jordon, & I to my youngest son John I give & bequeathe the two hundred acres of land whereon my dwelling house now stands, with the following conditions that the said Abram & John do each of them pay the following sums to my two daughters Sarah & Katerine that is to Sarah the sum of one hundred dollars & to Katerine likewise the sum of one hundred dollars that is to say Abram is to pay the above sum in three equal installments one third in eighteen months form this date & the second installment eighteen months thereafter & the third installment eighteen months after the second & John is to pay the above sum when he is of the age of twenty one years & all my personal property to be equally divided among all my four children Given under my hand & seal this thirtieth day of June 1808 in the presence of E Mcnamee , Newton E Westfall)

(Note: A 1787 document for an Indiana Territory representative to The Constitutional Convention is signed by John Westfall on the front and and his brother Abraham on the back. The Constitutional Convention was in May of 1787, This does show that at least two of the brothers were in Indiana by that time.--------The American inhabitants for Poste Vincennes having made choice of you to represent them in the charter of this agent general, give you by the Letters Patent full powers and authority to attend in their name and behalf the Honorable the Congress of the United States of North America; draw up and present petitions, addresses, or Remonstrance and generally take such steps and measures as to you shall appear necessary for the good and advantage of your constituents promising to approve and ratify, and by there Presents approving, ratifying and confirming whatever to this effect you shall do. In Testimony where of We the underwritten, by order and behalf of the whole, have given you them Letters Patent, and thereunto affixes our seal Done at Poste Vincennes, the Seventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Seven and of American Independence the Twelfth.)

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(4a) Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Jacob Westfall (1761-1801) married Sidney Pugh, and they had 6 children-Sarah Westfall born 1793 married Asa Murphy; Margaret Westfall born 1792 married Thomas Phillips; Isaac Westfall born 1794; Harvey Westfall born 1796 married Hannah Conklin; Mary Westfall born 1797 married William Crouch; and Sidney Westfall born 1801 married 1st Franklin Carmichael, and married 2nd Christopher Lamberton.

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(5a) Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Isaac Westfall (1762-1830) married Elizabeth Poage, and they had 7 children-Sarah H. Westfall born 1789 married John Huton; Abraham Westfall born 1792 married Sarah Ramsour; Joanna Westfall born 1795 married Minion Steele; Thomas T. Westfall born 1798 married Elizabeth Meyers, and they had a son Isaac Westfall who married Sarah Snyder; Jacob Isaac Westfall born 1801 married Nancy Steele; Abel Westfall born 1803 married Indiana Thorn; and Myranda Westfall born 1806 married Margaret Painter.

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(6a) Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Abraham Westfall (1763-1833) married Mercy (or Massey) Harbin (1770-1848), and they had 7 children-James Westfall born 1790, died in 1827 in Crawford County, Illinois, married Rebecca Ferguson; Thomas Westfall born 1790 married Polly Springer; Sally Westfall born 1796 married William Scott; Isaac Westfall born in 1795, died in 1865 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois (listed in the 1850 Census (Carroll, County, IL) and 1860 Census (Jo Daviess County, IL), married Sarah Westfall; Joshua Westfall born 1792; and Abraham Harbin Westfall born 1801, died 1850, married Elizabeth Harbin; and another child (name unknown) .

(Note: Abraham H. Westfall's wife, Massey, states that they were married for almost fifty years, that they had 7 children of whom 4 are dead (as 11 Feb 1840), she mentions the youngest is Abraham H. Westfall being 39 in March. In an 1839 document she states that she 69, putting her birth about 1770.

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(1aa) Abraham and Massey/Mercy (Harbin) Westfall's son James Westfall was born in 1792 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, and died in 1827 in Crawford County, Illinois. James was born to Abraham Westfall and Massey Harbin. He served in the War of 1812 and wed Rebecca Furguson in Knox County, Indiana on January 24, 1815. They moved to Crawford County, Illinois and had these children: (1) Phebe Westfall born in 1816 (not confirmed); (2) Male, name unknown, born in 1821; and (3) George Furguson Westfall born in 1824. James died in 1827 in Crawford County, Illinois and his two sons moved to Knox County, Indiana and were raised by their grandmother Massey..

(Note: After James Westfall's death in 1827, his mother Massey Westfall is appointed the guardian of her grandson, George Ferguson Westfall (son of James and Rebecca) and listed him in her will.)

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(1aaa) James Westfall and Rebecca Ferguson had a son George Ferguson Westfall born 16 July 1823, and died 7 May 1859. Burial: Herman Church Cemetery, Iona, Knox County, Indiana. George Ferguson Westfall married Lucretia Smith born May 1826, died 16 November 1900. George and Lucretia (Smith) Westfall had these children-James C. Westfall (13 Nov 1845 - 12 Jan 1846); Sarah Ann Westfall (6 Nov 1846 - 26 Feb 1918) married Henry Soden; William Ferguson Westfall (1848 - 30 July 1827) married Fanie C. Green; Alice C. Westfall (July 1850 - 1868); and Martha "Mattie" Westfall (Dec 1854 -1931) married Joseph Smithmeyer (or Smithmier).

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(2aa) Abraham and Massey/Mercy (Harbin) Westfall's son Isaac Westfall was born in 1795 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, and died (date unknown - probably about 1865) in Stockton, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Burial: Townsend Cemetery, Stockton, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Isaac was born to Abraham Westfall and Massey Harbin. He wed his first cousin Sarah Westfall, daughter of John Westfall, in Knox County, Indiana on January 18 1820. They moved to Crawford County, Illinois and had these children: (1) Walter Neal Westfall born in 1820; (2) James M. Westfall born in 1822; (3) Female, name unknown born in 1825. In about 1829, they moved to Lawrence County, Illinois and had: (4) Alfred Westfall born on 4 Jan 1831; (5) Masses Ann Westfall born in 1834; and (6) Mary Westfall born in 1837. In the 1860 census, Isaac was living with his son Alfred in Stockton, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Isaac probably died in about 1865 as he doesn't show in the 1870 census but his sons do show. Note: Isaac's burial location not confirmed but in 1860 he was living with son Alfred and Alfred's first wife Mary died on January 1, 1856, at age 24 years, 7 months & 26 days, and was buried in Townsend Cemetery. Prior to 1900, no other Westfall's are noted as buried in Jo Daviess County.

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(1aaa) Isaac and Sarah Westfall's son Alfred Westfall was born Jan. 4, 1831 in Illinois, and died Jan. 16, 1902 in Washta, Cherokee County, Iowa. Burial: Sunset View Cemetery, Washta, Cherokee County, Iowa. The name on his grave stone is Alferd. Alferd's given name to Alfred and the stone spelling is incorrect. His marriage, Civil War, and census records have him as Alfred. The one exception is 1880 census where his name is written as Alford. He married 1st Mary Bean (1831 - 1856) in Jo Daviess Co. IL on Mar. 28, 1855 and 2nd to Rebecca Jane Kenney (1842 – 1927) in Jo Daviess Co. on Mar. 18, 1860. Children of Alfred Westfall and his 2nd wife Rebecca Jane (Kenney) Westfall were-Hattie Losetta Westfall Parker (1861 - 1926); Mary Elizabeth Westfall Wheelock (1864 - 1917); Isaac Webster Westfall (1866 - 1935); George A. Westfall (1867 - 1944); James Westfall (1871 – ? ); Etta Mae Westfall Thorpe (1874 - 1944); Fred Westfall (1877 – ? ); and Dan Westfall (1879 – ? ).

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(1aaaa) Alfred Westfall and his 2nd wife Rebecca Jane (Kenney) Westfall's daughter Hattie Losetta (Westfall) Parker was born Dec. 19, 1861 in Stockton, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and died May 18, 1926 in Quimby, Cherokee County, Iowa. Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Quimby, Cherokee County, Iowa. She married Melvin Jerome Parker (1855 - 1943), and they had these children-Ernest Alfred Parker (1888 - 1959); and Nellie Parker (1892 - 1909).

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(2aaaa) Alfred Westfall and his 2nd wife Rebecca Jane (Kenney) Westfall's son George A. Westfall was born Aug. 23, 1867, and died May 16, 1944. Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. He married Cora Mae Horsey (1870 - 1949), and they had these children-Jesse F. Westfall (1891 - 1916); Lewis A Westfall (1893 - 1925); Lester E. Westfall (1896 - 1968); Maude B. Westfall Williams (1900 - 1983); and Velma Westfall Thompson (1905 - 1940).

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(2aaa) Isaac and Sarah Westfall's son Walter Neal Westfall wqas born in 1820 in Crawford County, Illinois, and died date unknown. Walter was born to Isaac Westfall and his cousin Sarah Westfall. He married Catherine Hall in Lawrence County, Illinois on June 18, 1840. They had these children-James Marion Westfall born in Jul 1842, died 1913. They moved then to Pineville, Wisconsin and had: Hiram Andrew Westfall born on 11 Nov 1844, died 1909. They then moved to Carroll County, Illinois and had: Alfred Westfall born in 1846; George Frank Westfall born on 14 May 1850; Sarah E. Westfall born in 1852; and Mary E. Westfall born in 1855. They moved then to Jo Davies County, Illinois and had: John W. Westfall born in Apr 1858. The last record for Walter is the 1870 Macon County, Missouri census.

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(1aaaa) Walter Neal Westfall and Catherine (Hall) Westfall's son Hiram Andrew Westfall was born Nov. 11, 1844, and died Sep. 5, 1909 in Comptche, Mendocino County, California. Burial: Rose Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California. He married Mary Ellen Miller (1852 - ____), and they had these children-Harriet Josephine Ellen Westfall Hollenback (1871 - 1908); Mary Ann Westfall Abarr (1873 - 1915); Hiram Franklin Westfall (1883 - 1946); Edna A. Westfall Shelton (1885 - 1969); Katherine E. Westfall Cox (1888 - 1930); Fred J. Westfall (1890 - 1956); and Numie Guy Westfall (1892 - 1965).

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(1aaaaa) Hiram Andrew Westfall and Mary Ellen (Miller) Westfall's daughter Harriet Josephine Ellen "Hattie" (Westfall) Hollenback was born Oct. 31, 1871 in Macon County, Missouri, and died Apr. 8, 1908 in Chico, Butte County, California. Burial: Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California. (Inscription: BELOVED WIFE OF RUDIE) (Note: Her favorite flower was Verbena.) She married Rudolph George Hollenback (1871 - 1910), and they had these children-George Andrew Hollenback (1895 - 1965); Hazel Pearl Hollenback Johnson (1897 - 1964); Maude Hollenback Johnson (1902 - 1964); Alta Harriet Hollenback Johnson (1904 - 1995); and other children Walter Neal Hollenback 1901-1901 (stillborn); and Benjamin Franklin Hollenback. died 1973 in Medford, Oregon. ----- Her obituary, was in the Chico Newspaper, on Saturday April 11, 1908 - The funeral of the late Harriet Josephine Hollenback, was held from Fetters and Williams parlors yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. W.G. White of the Presbyterian Church officated. She died at the Nightengale Hospital in Chico, from complications of childbirth. Two weeks later, after Fredrick Rudolph Hollenback, was born. ---- Rudie, paid 15 dollars for her burial plot. She was born in Walnut Creek Twp or Easley Twp. in Macon Co. Missouri. The towns may be defunt now. Also, Easley is now in Boone Co. Missouri. The 1880 census, had Easley and Macon Co. I do not know when the counties locations were moved. Her Parents, Hiram Andrew Westfall, and Mary Ellen Miller are buried in Rose Memorial Cementery, Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co. Ca. Her Grandmother Elizabeth Isley and Grandfather Thompson Miller are buried in the Bell Cemetery in Macon County, Missouri.

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(3aa) Abraham and Massey/Mercy (Harbin) Westfall's son Thomas Westfall was born in 1790 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, and died in Nov., 1844 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana. Thomas was born to Abraham Westfall and Massey Harbin. He wed Mary Springer in Knox County, Indiana on February 20, 1812 then enlisted as a private in the War of 1812. They lived in Knox Couty and had these children: (1) James Scott Westfall born in 1813; (2) Sally Westfall born in 1815; (3) Abraham Westfall born on 18 Jul 1818, died 1867; (4) Harvey Westfall born on 18 Jul 1818; (5) Male, name unknown born in 1820; (6) Male, name unknown in 1824; (7) Female, name unknown in 1830. Thomas died in 1844 and left a Will probated December 28, 1844. Note: Vincennes City Cemetery is composed of three adjacent cemeteries, in which Greenlawn is the oldest.

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(1aaa) Thomas Westfall and Mary (Springer) Westfall's son James Scott Westfall was born in 1813 in Knox County, Indiana, and died unknown. James was born to Thomas Westfall and Mary Springer, He wed Mary Bodell/Bednall (1815 - 1838) in Knox County, Illinois on July 6, 1836. They had a son-Abraham G. Westfall born in 1827. Mary died on January 7, 1838. James then wed Prudence Flowers in Knox County on December 6, 1842. They had these children: (1) James T. Westfall born in 1847; (2) Harvey Westfall born in 1850; and (3) Mary Westfall born in 1852.

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(1aaaa) James Westfall and his 2nd wife Prudence (Flowers) Westfall's son James T. Westfall was born about 1846 or 1847 in Knox Co., IN, died after 1880. He married Jennie Smith born about 1850 in Delaware, and died after 1880. James T. Westfall and Jennie (Smith) Westfall had these children-Ella Westfall born about 1871 probably in Vigo Co., IN, died after 1880; Oliver Westfall born about 1874 probably in Vigo Co., IN, died after 1880; Ida Westfall born about 1878 probably in Vigo Co., IN, died after 1880.

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(2aaa) Thomas Westfall and Mary (Springer) Westfall's son Abraham Westfall was born Jul. 18, 1818 in Knox County, Indiana, and died Jan. 16, 1867 in Indiana. Burial: Sullivan Cemetery, Gibson County, Indiana. Abraham was born to Thomas Westfall and Mary Springer. He wed Jane Johnson (1819 - 1901) in Knox County, Indiana on January 29, 1839 and they had these children: (1) Thomas Johnson Westfall born on 28 Jan 1840, died 1920; (2) James C. Westfall born in 1842; (3) William Westfall born on 28 Mar 1844, died 1925; (4) Isaac M. Westfall born in Jan 1845, died 1927; and (5) John Westfall born in 1849.

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(1aaaa) Abraham Westfall and Jane (Johnson) Westfall's son Thomas Johnson Westfall Jan. 28, 1840 in Knox County, Indiana, and died Oct. 10, 1920 in Gibson County, Indiana. Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Hazleton, Gibson County, Indiana. He married 1st Mary (1840 - 1922) (maiden name unknown), and he married 2nd Catherine Thompson (1844 - 1884). Children of Thomas Johnson Westfall were-Alice Westfall Dick (1863 - 1885); Ada Westfall Decker (1865 - 1956); Harvey Bond Westfall (1867 - 1924); and James Thomas Westfall (1869 - 1900).

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(2aaaa) Abraham Westfall and Jane (Johnson) Westfall's son Isaac M. Westfall was born Jan., 1845 in Gibson County, Indiana, and died Apr. 24, 1927 in Gibson County, Indiana. Burial: Sullivan Cemetery, Gibson County, Indiana. Isaac was born to Abraham Westfall and Jane Johnson. He fought in the Civil War:Pvt Co. F, 91st Indiana infantry; Enl: 3 Oct 1862, Dis: 20 Dec 1862. Pvt Co. K, 24th Indiana infantry; Enl: 5 Mar 1864, Dis: 15 Nov 1865. Isaac then wed Mary Ellen Robb (1851 - 1936) in Gibson County, Indiana on May 4, 1871. They had these children: (1) Ida Jane Westfall born in Mar 1872, died 1913; (2) Thomas Abraham Westfall born on 14 Jul 1873, died 1942; (3) Annie Westfall born in 1877; (4) Samuel P. Westfall born on 17 Mar 1883; 5) Amelia A. Westfall born on 17 Mar 1883; (6) Frederick C. Westfall born on 16 Aug 1888, died 1938; (7) Ada Mae Westfall born on 20 Aug 1892; and (8) Edward Jay Westfall born on 20 Aug 1892, died 1933.

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(1aaaaa) Isaac M. Westfall and his 2nd wife Mary Ellen (Robb) Westfall's son Thomas Abraham Westfall was born Jul. 14, 1873 in Gibson County, Indiana, and died Nov. 29, 1942 in Indiana. He served in Company "B", 161st Indiana Infantry, in the Spanish American War. He married Jennie M. Young (1877 - 1947). They had these children: Pansy May Westfall Welborn (1898 - 1992); Edith Fay Westfall Youts (1900 - 1953); and Leona Grace Westfall King (1903 - 1945).

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(2aaaaa) Isaac M. Westfall and his 2nd wife Mary Ellen (Robb) Westfall's son Frederick C. "Fred" Westfall was born Aug. 16, 1888 in Gibson County, Indiana, and died Sep. 7, 1938 in Indiana. Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Hazleton, Gibson County, Indiana. He married Allie Edna Thorn (1885 - 1940). They had these children-Blanche Westfall Byrd (1915 - 2007); Maxine M. Westfall Lamb (1917 - 1958); Delmar Lloyd Westfall (1918 - 1938); Mildred J. Westfall Cassaday (1922 - 1983); and Erma Ruth Westfall Iden (1928 - 1994).

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(3aaaa) Abraham Westfall and Jane (Johnson) Westfall's son William Westfall was born Mar. 28, 1844 in Knox County, Indiana, and died Dec. 26, 1925 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. Burial: Vincennes City Cemetery, Vincennes Knox County, Indiana. He married 1st Mary Frances Dunning (1848 - 1891), and they had a son-Charles C. Westfall (1866 - 1936). They divorced in about 1868 and she married James Alexander GrubHe. William Westfall married 2nd Agatha Cyndia Phillips (1847 - 1884). Children of William Westfall and his 2nd wife Agatha Cyndia (Phillips) Westfall were:John Burl Westfall (1870 - 1965); Sarah Jane Westfall Eastridge (1876 - 1964); and Oscar Westfall (1880 - 1945).

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(1aaaaa) William Westfall and his 1st wife Mary Frances (Dunning) Grubb Westfall's son Charles C. Westfall was born in Sep., 1866 in Indiana, and died May 16, 1936 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Burial: Hill of Rest Cemetery, Baytown, Harris County, Texas. Charles was born to William Westfall and Mary Frances Dunning. His parents divorced in about 1868 and his mother wed James Alexander Grubb in Gibson County, Illinois on November 14, 1869. They moved to Pike County and Charles was raised by them. Charles married Florence Thomas in about 1893 had they had a daughter-Bertha Marie Westfall born on 17 Mar 1894, died 1945. Charles moved to Texas and married 2nd Amanda (maiden name unknown), and in about 1904 they moved to Hardin County, Texas and had these children-William Westfall born in 1908, and Barney Westfall born in 1912. Amanda died between the 1920 and 1930 census.

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(1aaaaa) William Westfall and his 2nd wife Agatha Cyndia (Phillips) Westfall's son John Burl Westfallwas born Apr. 13, 1870 in Gibson County, Indiana, and died Jan. 9, 1965 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Burial: Warth Cemetery, Decker Chapel, Knox County, Indiana. He married Emma J Thompson (1877 - 1927), and they had these children-Carl T. Westfall (1904 - 1906); and Earl J. Westfall (1904 - 1906).

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(2aaaaa) William Westfall and his 2nd wife Agatha Cyndia (Phillips) Westfall's son Oscar Westfall was born Aug. 15, 1880 in Hazleton, Gibson County, Indiana, and died Sep. 19, 1945 in Allen County, Indiana. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana. He married Clara Snyder Garst (1884 - 1979) in Wells County, Indiana on September 14, 1902. They had these children-William Merle Westfall born on 3 Oct 1903, died 1992; Earl Westfall born on 6 Dec 1904, died 1975; and Inez Marie Westfall born on 23 Mar 1907, died Oct 3, 1907.

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(1aaaaaa) Oscar Westfall and Clara N. (Snyder) Westfall's son William Merle Westfall was born Oct. 3, 1903 in Indiana, and died Apr. 4, 1992 in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Burial: Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana, He married 1st Margaret J. Witherspoon (1906 - 1971), and he married 2nd Armella L. Achen (1910 - 1999). Children of William Merle Westfall were-David Allan Westfall (1929 - 2002); and Richard Merle Westfall (1931 - 2003).

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(1aaaaaaa) William Merle Westfall and his 1st wife Margaret J. (Witherspoon) Westfall's son Richard Merle Westfall was born Nov. 7, 1931 in Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana, and died Jul. 19, 2003 in Spanaway, Pierce County, Washington. Burial: Fir Lane Memorial Park, Spanaway, Pierce County, Washington (Inscription: MSG US ARMY - VIETNAM). He enlisted in the Army in 1954, and served his country 20 years. He married Helga (maiden name unknown), and they had 5 children-Maria Westfall, Rosa Westfall, Larry Westfall, Linda Westfall, and William (Bill) Westfall. ------- Richard Merle Westfall's obituary - Richard M. Westfall - Service with full Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 at Fir Lane Memorial Park, followed by a social hour at Parkland/Lakewood Lodge, 306 South 137th. Pub Date: 7/23/2003 - Richard M. Westfall Going Home - Born November 7, 1931 in Garrett, Indiana. Dick passed away peacefully on July 19, 2003 at his home in Spanaway. Graduating in 1952 from Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA, Dick followed in his father's footsteps by enlisting in the Army in 1954. He served his country nobly for the next 20 years. After leaving the military he spent ten years working for the City of Tacoma, retiring as technician for the Tacoma Fire Dept. Dick was a life member of Parkland/Lakewood Masonic Lodge #299, for whom he served two terms as Master; the Order of the Eastern Star; the Tacobat Grotto, serving one term as Monarch; the Scottish Rite and the Royal Order of Scotland. He is survived by his loving wife, Helga; his five children, Maria (Roy), Rosa, Larry, Linda (Ivery), Bill (Karlotta); and his five grandchildren. Service with full Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 at Fir Lane Memorial Park, followed by a social hour at Parkland/Lakewood Lodge, 306 South 137th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Good Samaritan Hospice and the Dryer Masonic Lodge Building Fund. (Pub Date: 7/22/2003)

(5) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's daughter Catherine Westfall was born in 1721 in Kingston, New York.

(6) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall had a son John Westfall.

(7) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's daughter Leah Laya Westfall was born in 1726 in Kingston, New York. She died in Augusta County, Virginia.

(8) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's daughter Annatje Hannah Westfall was born 2 Feb 1728/29 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, and died abt. 1792 at Lost River, Hardy Co., VA. She married George Osborne abt 1748 in Augusta Co., VA. He was born abt. 1725 in Morris Co., NJ, and died 21 Jul 1783 at Lost River, Hardy Co., VA. Children of George and Annatje Hannah (Westfall) Osborne were-Josiah Osborne born 6 Mar 1749/50 in South fork of South Branch of Potomac River Hardy Co., VA, died 3 Jan 1845 in Monroe Township, Logan County, Ohio, married Margaret Anderson; George Osborne born bef. 1756; Isaac Osborne born bef. 1760; Solomon Osborne born 16 Mar 1766; Francis Osborne born abt. 1770 in Lost River, Hardy Co., VA; and Deborah Osborne born 1775, married John Cutright 5-2-1799 in Randolph County, Virginia.

(9) Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's daughter Lydia Westfall was born 29 May 1739 in Minisink, Orange Co., NY.

Jacob Westfall

Jacob Westfall (also my gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather by the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to Cornelius Westfall Sr.). He was born in 1693 in Esopus, Ulster County, New York. He died in 1784. He was the son of Johannes and Maritje (Kool) Westfall. He married 12-21-1717 Margrietje "Margaret" De Duyster (sometimes spelled De Duchier or De Dutcher) in Minisink, Orange County, New York. She was baptised Apr. 23, 1693 at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church, Ulster Co., NY, a daughter of Cornelius and Eleanora (De Hooges) De Duyster. They had 8 children-Elizabeth Westfall, Maria Westfall, Eleanora Westfall, Cornelius Westfall, Sarah (Zara) Westfall, Joanna Westfall, Sophia Westfall, and Margaret Westfall.

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(Note: Here is Jacob Westfall's will: Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1904, By New York Historical Society - Published by Printed for the Society, 1905 - Item notes: v.37 (1904), Original from the University of California, Digitized Aug 8, 2007 - Abstracts of Wills, Vol XIII, 1784-1786, pages 64 & 65: Page 321.-- In the name of God, Amen. I, JACOB WESTFAEL, of the Precinct of Goshen, Orange County, yeoman. To my three beloved grandsons, viz.: Jacob Cole, Jacob Schoonhoven and Jacob Westfael, Jr., £4 apiece. To my three granddaughters, viz.: Margaret Cole, wife of Haremanus Van in Wegen, Maregreet Westfael, wife of Hezekiah Rosekrance and Margaret Kimber, daughter to George Kimber, £3 a piece. Also to my granddaughter, Maragreet Westfael, my son Cornelius Westfael's daughter, £3. Further to my six children and their heirs as follows, viz.: to the heirs of my son Cornelius, deceased, that is Dievertje and Maregrieet Westfael, a double portion, that is to each equal with my daughters; to the heirs of my daughters, Marija and Johanna, deceased, and to my daughters, Leonora, Elisabeth and Sarah, all the remainder of my estate after my debts and funeral charges are paid. My grandson, Jacob Schoonhoven, shall have my estate that he now lives upon conveyed to him by the rest of my heirs on condition he pay £50 to be divided among all my heirs. The intent of the above is that the above mentioned six children or their heirs are to divide the estate share and share alike, except the heirs of my son Cornelius who are to have a double portion. It is my will that whereas Thomas Schoonhoven is indebted to me per Bond and Note that if my executors cannot recover the same such money shall be deducted from the portion of his children, that is the heirs of my daughter Marija. Which said legacies shall be paid within three months after my decease. I appoint my beloved grandsons, Josias Cole, of the Township of Wantage, Sussex County, East Jersey, and Jacob Cole, of the Precinct of Goshen, Orange County, New York, executors. Dated April 8, 1775. Witnesses, Joseph Drake, Jacob Schoonhoven, of Goshen, farmer; Thomas Kyte. Proved, Orange County, December 13, 1784. Administration granted to Josias Cole, New York, December 21, 1784.)

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(Note: From - OUR Colonial Ancestors AND THEIR DESCENDANTS - HISTORICAL, GENEALOGICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL. - COMPILED BY HENRY WHITTEMORE - Author of the Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America, and other works ---- Unlike the settlement of the New England colonies which began through religious .... No baptismal records pf the Reformed Dutch Church have been found earlier than .... Johannes West- fall, Teunis Quick, Cornelius de Duyster, Simon Westfall, ...... Conraedt Ten Eyck, the ancestor, emigrated from Amsterdam, Holland,..... Nov. 9, I719. Petition of Nicklas Westfall, Johannes West- fall, Teunis Quick, Cornelius de Duyster, Simon Westfall, Rymeny Quick of the County of Orange, setting forth that Thomas Beonar- dus, Jacob and Roelof Swartworst and others to the number of 36 persons trespassed on their lands lying at Wayhackmeck on the little Minnesing Creek in said county.'')

(1) Jacob and Margrietje "Margarite" (De Duyster) Westfall's daughter Elizabeth Westfall (my gr. gr. gr. gr. grandmother) was born 1-16-1726 in Rochester, New York. She died about 1767. She married Cornelius Westfall, her cousin, (my gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather), the son of Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall.

(2) Jacob and Margrietje "Margarite" (De Duyster) Westfall's daughter Maria Westfall born 1-28-1718 married Thomas Schoonover. They had these children-Cornelius Schoonover born 1738 married Lena Devoir; Sarah Schoonover born 1743; Benjamin Schoonover born 1745 married Mary Hand; Jacob Schoonover born 1745 married Appolonia Price; Debora Schoonover born 1747 married Philip Swarthout; Weyntje Schoonover born 1748; David Schoonover born 1752; Samuel Schoonhoven, baptised June 16, 1754 in Minisink, Orange County, NY; Joris Schoonover born 1759; and Josias Schoonover born 1762.

(3) Jacob and Margrietje "Margarite" (De Duyster) Westfall's son Cornelius Westfall was born in 1723. He died in 1760. He married Grietje Decker. They had 3 children-Dievertjes Westfall (unmarried) had a son Cornelius Westfall born 1773; Jacob Westfall; and Maregrieet Westfall who married first Hezekiah Rosekrance, and married 2nd George Kimber, and they had a daughter Margaret Kimber.

(4) Jacob and Margrietje "Margarite" (De Duyster) Westfall's daughter Eleanora Westfall born 1721 married 1737 first David Cole (Kool) born 1712, died before 1760, the son of Willem and Catrynjen (Du Bois) Kool. David and Eleanora (Westfall) Cole had 9 children-Catrynje Cole born 1738 married first Martinus Kuykendall, and had a son Harmonous Kuykendall, and then married 2nd Daniel Rosenkranz; Josiah Cole born 1740 married Margaret Mullen; Margrietje Cole born 1742, died in infancy; Sara cole born 1743, died 1837, married Simon Westfall, the son of Simon and Jane (Westbrook) Westfall; Jacob Cole born 1746 married 1st Lydia Van Aken and 2nd Leah Kittle; Margrietje Cole born 1747 married Harmanus Van Inwegen; Benjamin Cole born 1747 married Sarah Kimber; Samuel cole born 1751 married first Janey Davis or Janey Davids, and married 2nd Anna Ryder; and Sophia Cole born 1753. After David Cole's death Eleanora married 2nd Cornelius Westfall Sr. after his first wife, Eleanora's sister Elizabeth's death.

(5) Jacob and Margrietje "Margarite" (De Duyster) Westfall's daughter Sarah (Zara) Westfall was born 10-6-1726 in Rochester, New York. She married Joris Kimber, and they had 5 children-Sarah Kimber born 1753 married Benjamin Cole; Margaret Kimber (1755-1846) married Henry Horton; Peter Kimber born 1759 married Elizabeth Clark; George Kimber born 1760; and Samuel Kimber (1762-1835) marred Mary Bennett.

(6) Jacob and Margrietje "Margarite" (De Duyster) Westfall's daughter Johanna Westfall was born in 1730. She died before 1775. She married Benjamin Van Fleet. They had a son Samuel Van Fleet born 1759 married wife who's last name was Clark.

(7) Jacob and Margrietje "Margarite" (De Duyster) Westfall's daughter Sophia Westfall was born 6-19-1734 in Minisink, New York.

(8) Jacob and Margrietje "Margarite" (De Duyster) Westfall's daughter Margaret Westfall was born about 1736 in Minisink, New York.

Jacobus James Westfall

Jacobus James Westfall was a son of Jurian and Styntje (Kuykendall) Westfall. His father Jurian Westfall was a son of Johannes and Maritje (Kool) Westfall and a brother to Abel Westfall and Jacob Westfall. Jacobus James Westfall was born abt. 1713 baptized (February 8, 1713) in Minisink, Sussex County, New Jersey. He died in 1780 in Sussex County, New Jersey. James is buried in an unmarked grave in the Minisink Cemetery, which was established by the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church in 1741. It is now part of the Delaware River Water National Park and only a few grave stones remain. He married 1st Sophia Van Aken May 07, 1738 in Minisink, Sussex County, New Jersey. His 1st wife Christina died in 1749 and James wed 2nd Jannetje (Jane) Decker at the Walpeck Dutch Church on February 26, 1751. Children of Jacobus James Westfall and his 1st wife Sophia (Van Aken) Westfall were-Christina Westfall baptized Dec 10 1738; Petrus (Peter) Westfall born June 15 1740; and Rusje (Rosina) Westfall born 13 Feb 1742. Jacobus James Westfall and his 2nd wife Jane Decker had 6 children-Levi Westfall bap. Jul 19, 1752; Joseph Westfall bap. Feb 12, 1758; Elizabeth Westfall bap. Nov 10, 1761, married Leonard Devons; Abraham Westfall bap. Jan 9 1763, married Maria Masterson; Sarah Westfall bap. Jan. 9, 1763; and Elsa Westfall bap. Oct. 17, 1773.

(1) Jacobus James Westfall and his 1st wife Sophia (Van Aken) Westfall's son Petrus (Peter) Westfall was born in 14 May 1740 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. His Baptism was 15 Jun 1740 in Old Dutch Church in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. He died 15 Dec 1825. He married Sophia Van Aken 2 Dec 1765 at Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY. She was born 16 Jan 1747/48. She was the daughter of Peter Van Aken (or Van Auken) and Maria Terpenning. (Note: Another source says Petrus (Peter) Westfall married Margaret Brink.) Peter served as a captain in the Dutchess County, New York milita during the Revolutionary War. Either just before or shortly after the Battle of Saratoga in September 1777, Peter moved to Schnectady. After the war, Peter moved to land given him for his service. His neighbors were also Revolutionary War veterans. Peter and his wife Sophia are buried on their land near Altamont, New York. Children of Petrus (Peter) Westfall and Sophia (Van Aken) Westfall were-Peter Westfall Jr. born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY; Jeremiah Westfall born 1769 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY; Sophia Westfall born 1774 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY; Solomon Westfall born 9 Jan 1777 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY; Catilyntje Westfall born 10 Jan 1777 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY; John Westfall born 19 Jun 1779 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY, died 4 May 1857l and Rachel Westfall born 15 May 1784 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY, died in 1855.

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(1a) Petrus (Peter) Westfall Sr. and Sophia (Van Aken) Westfall's son Peter Westfall Jr. was born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY. He died bef. 1850. Peter Westfall Jr. married Barbara (Maria) Achenback (or Agenbagn) 12 Nov 1788 at 1st Reformed Church, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY. Barbara's Baptism date was 7 May 1771. She died aft. 1 Jun 1850. She was a daughter of (Johan) Peter Achenbach and Annatie Settle. Peter and Barbara were buried on their farm in Knox, NY. On May 16, 1835 they sold their farm to their son Solomon Westfall in return for care of them both the rest of their lives. Peter Westfall Jr. and Barbara Maria (Achenback) Westfall had these children-Catherine Westfall born 2 Feb 1789; Peter Westfall born 15 Jul 1790; John Westfall born 14 Dec 1792; Simeon Westfall born 17 Aug 1794; Suffya Westfall born 18 Jun 1796; Abraham Westfall born 3 Jan 1798; Rachel Westfall born 26 Mar 1801, died aft. 1835; David Westfall; Jacob Westfall; Annatje Westfall born Jan 1799; George Westfall born 14 Feb 1803, died 21 Jun 1886; Solomon Westfall born 20 Nov 1804; Barbara Westfall; and Caroline Westfall born 05 Mar 1808.

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(1aa) Peter Westfall Jr. and Barbara Maria (Achenback) Westfall's son George Westfall was born 14 Feb 1803, and died 21 Jun 1886. He married Patience Durfee born 20 Jun 1804, and died 23 Apr 1884. She was a daughter of Abraham Durfee and Mehhitable Potter. Children of George and Patience (Durfee) Westfall were-Durfee Westfall born abt. 1829; Ann Westfall born abt 1832, died aft. 1 Jun 1905; Daytus Westfall born abt 1834; Mary Jane Westfall born abt 1834, died aft. 1915; George J. Westfall born 21 Jan 1835, died 11 Jun 1916; Lydia S. Westfall born 1838, died aft. 1900; Tyler Westfall born abt 1840, died aft. 1 Jun 1905; Adam Westfall born 1844, died 21 Jun 1901; and Elizabeth Westfall born abt. 1846.

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(1aaa) George Westfall and Patience (Durfee) Westfall's son Durfee Westfall was born abt. 1829. He married abt. 1852 Margaret Elizabeth Auchenpaugh born 8 Mar 1832, died 5 May 1903. She was a daughter of David Auchenpaugh and Deborah Elsa Scott. Children of Durfee and Margaret Elizabeth (Auchenpaugh) Westfall were-Lucy N. Westfall born abt. 1853; Esley Westfall born abt. 1860; William M. Westfall born 7 Oct 1862, died 24 Apr 1944; Augustus Westfall born abt. 1864; Emery Westfall born abt. 1869; and Walter Westfall born abt. 1873.

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(1aaaa) Durfee and Margaret Elizabeth (Auchenpaugh) Westfall's son William M. Westfall was born 7 Oct 1862. He died 24 Apr 1944. He married Loretta J. Durfee 10 Jun 1883 at Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She was born 16 Jul 1861. and died in 1940. She was a daughter of Stephen Van Renssaler Durfee and Susan Jane Cutler. Children of William M. Westfall and Loretta J. (Durfee) Westfall were-Leo B. Westfall born 15 Nov 1886, died 11 Nov 1970; and Willard D. Westfall born 14 Aug 1888.

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(2aaaa) Durfee and Margaret Elizabeth (Auchenpaugh) Westfall's daughter Mary Jane Westfall was born abt. 1834, and died aft. 1915. She married William J. Sherman in 1852 at Town of Berne, Albany Co., NY. He was born abt. 1827, and died bef. 1880. Children of William J. Sherman and Mary Jane (Westfall) Sherman were-Emma Jane R. Sherman born 16 Jun 1853, died 29 Dec 1912; Addison Sherman born abt. 1856; Charles Sherman born abt. 1858; Alida Sherman born 16 Feb 1860, died 23 Mar 1899; Elmer J. Sherman born 7 Jan 1864, died 24 Jul 1933; Edward Sherman 1867, died aft. 1930; Mary Sherman born abt. 1871.

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(3aaaa) Durfee and Margaret Elizabeth (Auchenpaugh) Westfall's son George J. Westfall was born 21 Jan 1835, and died 11 Jun 1916. He married Mary Secor 31 Dec 1856 at Town of Berne, Albany, NY. She was born 5 Aug 1838, and died 10 Nov 1910. She was a daughter of John A. Secor and Hannah Tompkins. Children of George J. Westfall and Mary (Secor) Westfall were-Herbert S. Westfall born 25 Oct 1857, died in 1915; Elmer F. Westfall born 29 May 1863, died 4 Aug 1914; Lillian Westfall born 26 Jul 1868, died 21 Jun 1950; Stephen J. Westfall born 12 Aug 1875, died 1 Jun 1950.

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(2aaa) George and Patience (Durfee) Westfall's daughter Lydia S. Westfall was born in 1838, and died aft. 1900. She married Albert Reinhart abt. 1859. He was born abt. 1835, and died aft. 1900. He was a son of David Reinhart and Cornelia Warner. Children of Albert Reinhart and Lydia S. (Westfall) Reinhart were-Unknown Reinhart born bet. 1855 and 1865; Unknown Reinhart born bet. 1855 and 1865; Unknown Reinhart born bet. 1855 And 1865; William Reinhart born abt. Nov 1859; David Reinhart born abt. 1866; Charles Reinhart born abt. 1868.

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(3aaa) George and Patience (Durfee) Westfall's son Tyler Westfall was born abt. 1840, and died aft. 1 Jun 1905. He married 1st Martha A. Bateholts aft. 1 Jun 1865 at Berne, Albany Co., NY. She was born abt. 1848. She was a daughter of George A. Bateholts and Christina Hellecus. He married 2nd Helene (Ellen) Mead. Children of Tyler Westfall and Martha A. (Bateholts) Westfall were-Merritt W. Westfall born in 1866, died in 1922; and Minnie Westfall born in 1868.

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(1aaaa) Tyler Westfall and his 2nd wife Martha A. (Bateholts) Westfall's son Merritt W. Westfall was born in 1866 in New York, and died in 1922 in New York. Ne married Myrtle Alvard, and they had these children-Garnett M. Westfall, Merritt O. Westfall (1909-1991), Howard T. Westfall, and Minnie N. Westfall.

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(1aaaaa) Merritt W. Westfall and Myrtle (Alvard) Westfall's son Merritt O. Westfall was born in 1909 in Berne, Albany County, New York, and died Apr. 30, 1991 in New York. He married Loretta Evelyn Brown. She was a Volunteer Fireman. She was born in New York in 1912, and died Feb. 12, 1965 in New York. They are both buried at Ballston Spa Village Cemetery, Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York. Children of Merritt O. Westfall and Loretta Evelyn (Brown) Westfall were-Merritt Richard Westfall, Ronald B. Westfall, and Leanne C. (Westfall) Alberts.

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(1aaaaaa) Merritt O. Westfall and Loretta Evelyn (Brown) Westfall's son Ronald B. Westfall's obituary - Ronald B. Westfall, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa, NY. He was the son of the late Merritt O. and Loretta Brown Westfall. Ron was a meat cutter for A&P and Price Chopper Supermarkets and while serving in the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen Rhodes Westfall who died on November 13, 2003. Survivors include his daughters: Holly (Warren) Zapp of Porter Corners, Melanie (Timothy) Brown of Ballston Spa, Shayla (Michael) Schott of Thornwood, NY, Erin (Donald) Powers of Ballston Spa, his brother: Merritt Richard Westfall of Ballston Spa, his sister Leanne C. Alberts of Herkimer, NY and his grandchildren Abigail Zapp, Gabriel Brown, Bethany Zapp, Jared Brown and Hailey Schott. Services will be on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:00 am at Mevec Funeral Home, 224 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Committal service with full military honors will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Saratoga Springs Calling hours will be Friday, November 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Mevec Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

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(2aaaaaa) Merritt O. Westfall and Loretta Evelyn (Brown) Westfall's son Merritt Richard Westfall's obituary - Merritt Richard Westfall, 80, died Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs. He was born February 18, 1933, in Albany, N.Y. He was the son of the late Merritt O. and Loretta Evelyn Brown Westfall. Merritt was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School Class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, honorably discharged as sergeant. Merritt worked for A&P Grocery chain, managing several stores in the area until all were closed. He worked as senior operator at Saratoga County Waste Water Treatment Plant in Mechanicville, retiring after 17 years of service. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald B. Westfall. Survivors include his wife, Beverly J. Westfall whom he married December 13, 1953; his son, Merritt "Scotty" Westfall and daughter-in-law Sue; his grandson, Merritt Joshua Westfall; his five nieces and one nephew and their spouses and families; as well as one uncle and several cousins. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Mevec Funeral Home Inc., 224 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Committal service with military honors will be in the Spring at Rock City Falls Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, at Mevec Funeral Home. (Published in The Saratogian on Feb. 10, 2014)

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(4aaa) George and Patience (Durfee) Westfall's son Adam Westfall was born in 1844, and died 21 Jun 1901. He married Emma Jane St. John abt. 1866. She was born aft. 12 Aug 1850, and died in 1922. She was a daughter of Adaniron L. St. John and Mary (maiden name unknown). Children of Adam and Emma Jane (St. John) Westfall were-Frederick Westfall born 7 Sep 1867, died 24 Jul 1939; Lorenzo J. Westfall born abt. 1874, died 16 Feb. 1941; and Charles W. Westfall born 1877, died 2 Oct 1942.

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(1aaaa) Adam Westfall and Emma (St. John) Westfall's son Frederick Westfall Sr. (1869-1939) married Viola Haverly and they had 4 children-Earl Westfall, Frederick Westfall Jr., Ruth Westfall, and Clifford Westfall.

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(2aaaa) Adam and Emma Jane (St. John) Westfall's son Frederick Westfall was born 7 Sep 1867, and died 24 Jul 1939. He married Viola Haverly 31 Dec 1890. She was born 11 Feb 1869, and died 18 Mar 1970. She was a daughter of George Haverly and Elizabeth Allen. Children of Frederick and Viola (Haverly) Westfall were-Earl S. Westfall born 16 Feb 1893, died 11 Feb 1972; Clifford A. (Pappy) Westfall born 11 Sep 1894, died 20 Jan 1985; Fred J. Westfall born 23 May 1897, died 1 May 1976; and Ruth V. Westfall born 22 Jan 1907, died 5 May 1909.

(1aaaaa) Frederick Westfall Sr. and Viola (Haverly) Westfall's son Clifford Westfall was born in 1894. He married Gertha Wagor and they had a daughter Marion Westfall (1916-1985) who married Frank Berical.

(1aaaaaa) Frank and Marion (Westfall) Berical had a daughter Susan Berical born 1948 who married Bruce Anderson.

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(3aaaa) Adam and Emma Jane (St. John) Westfall's son Lorenzo J. Westfall was born abt. 1874, and died 16 Feb 1941. He married Mary Beth Lewis. Children Lorenzo J. Westfall and Mary Beth (Lewis) westfall were-Lucille F. Westfall and Sylvia Mae Westfall.

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(4aaaa) Adam and Emma Jane (St. John) Westfall's son Charles W. Westfall was born in 1877, and died 2 Oct 1942. He married Lillian Blade born in 1878, died aft. 1933. She was a daughter of William Miner Blade and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). Child of Charles W. Westfall and Lillian (Blade) was-Emma E. Westfall born 1900, died 1921.

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(5aaa) George and Patience (Durfee) Westfall's daughter Elizabeth Westfall was born abt. 1846. She married Peter Oliver Baker born abt. 1846.

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(2aa) Peter Westfall Jr. and Barbara Maria (Achenbach) Westfall's son Abraham Westfall was born Jan. 3, 1797 in Albany County, New York, in 1880 in Schoharie County, New York. Burial: Sloansville Valley Cemetery, Sloansville, Schoharie County, New York. He married Elizabeth Warrick (1798 - 1867) in 1818 and they had these children: Female, name unknown, born in 1819; William H, Westfall born in 1821; Henry B. Westfall born in 1823, died in 1896; Simeon Westfall born in in 1827; Alfreda Westfall born in 1829; John A. Westfall born in 1831; Nancy Westfall born in 1833; Aurlua Westfall born in 1835; Abraham Westfall born in 1838; and Amelia Westfall born in 1840, died in 1889.

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(1aaa) Abraham Westfall and Elizabeth (Warrick) Westfall's son William H. Westfall was born in 1821 in Albany County, New York, and died date unknown in Schoharie County, New York. Burial: Sloansville Valley Cemetery, Sloansville, Schoharie County, New York. He married Eleanor Briggs (1826 - 1900).

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(2aaa) Abraham Westfall and Elizabeth (Warrick) Westfall's son Henry B. Westfall was born in 1823 in Albany County, New York, and died in 1896 in Sloansville, Schoharie County, New York. Burial: Sloansville Valley Cemetery, Sloansville, Schoharie County, New York. He married Sarah Kimball in about 1850 and they had a son-Horace B. Westfall born in Jul 1851, died in 1903.

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(3aaa) Abraham Westfall and Elizabeth (Warrick) Westfall's daughter Amelia Westfall Scrafford was born in 1840, and died in 1889. Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar, Albany County, New York. She married James D. Scrafford (1829 - 1896), and they had a daughter-Grace Scrafford (____ - 1888).

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(3aa) Peter Westfall Jr. and Barbara Maria (Achenbach) Westfall's saughter Caroline Westfall Parks was born Mar. 5, 1808 in New York, and died Mar. 17, 1846. Burial: East Schuyler Miller Cemetery, East Schuyler, Herkimer County, New York (Note: another source says wife of Josiah Parks buried in Westmoreland Union, Onieda Co,, New York, stone previously documented but no longer standing). She married Josiah Parks (1808 - 1867), and they had these children-Mary Ann Parks Mower (1830 - 1888); Martha Jane Parks Mower (1832 - 1890); John J. Parks (1835 - 1869); Sarah Elizabeth Parks Reese (1837 - 1919); and James Henry Parks (1841 - 1929).

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(1aaa) Josiah Parks and Caroline (Westfall) Parks's daughter Sarah Elizabeth Parks Reese was born in 1837, and died in 1919. Burial: Westmoreland Union (New) Cemetery, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York. She married Oscar Watts Reese (1835 - 1919), and they had these children-Cora Amelia Reese Robson (1860 - 1938); Mildred Emma Reese Farmer (1864 - 1951); Georgia Reese (1866 - 1898); Will O. Reese (1873 - 1946); James L. Reese (1874 - 1974); and Charlotte Evelyn Reese Law (1878 - 1911).

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(2aaa) Josiah Parks and Caroline (Westfall) Parks's son James Henry Parks was born May 13, 1841, and died May 2, 1929. Burial: Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton County, New York. James was raised in Frankfort, Herkimer Co., NY. He enlisted as a Sergeant in Company K to serve 3 years in the Civil War and later as an Indian fighter. He later lived in Hartwick, Oneida Co., NY and then Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY where he died in 1929. He married M. Delia Johnson (1868 - 1936). ------ Obituary of James Henry Parks - Leader Herald, Tues, May 21, 1929 = CIVIL WAR VETERAN STRICKEN WITH FATAL ATTACK WHILE COMRADES DINE.- James H. Parks, 88, old Indian fighter and commander of McMartin Post 257, GAR for 16 years, taken suddenly last evening while "vets" were having annual banquet at Baptist Church - was scout with Gen. Miles expedition which pursued "Sitting Bull". He was stricken with fatal heart attack while his comrades of 1861-1865 were enjoying the 15th annual banquet as guests of Baracas of 1st Baptist Church. He was a well-known Civil War Vet, scout with Gen. Nelson A. Miles expedition which followed Sitting Bull's tribe into Montana after Custer Massacre. He died suddenly at his home. He had had heart attacks for the past 3 or 4 years. He went to the 1st Baptist church, just a few doors from his home last evening, greeted veterans and guests, asked Judge Jeremiah Keck to read message that he had prepared, excused himself, went back home, but planned to return before banquet was over. Just after he reached home, he died. Word of his death was whispered to those attending. Rev. Wm. Robinson was called to the Parks home. The last message he had prepared that was delivered by Keck expressed his thanks to the church for the annual banquet honoring the Civil War Vets. Eulogies of War records were given at the close of the banquet. He was born in Deerfield, May 13, 1841, the son of Josiah and Caroline Westfall Parks, and spent most of his childhood in Frankfort, NY. When the Civil War broke out, he was in the office of Dr. P. A. Skiff, Frankfort, where he had been studying medicine for 1-1/2 years. He promptly enlisted, served with distinction, and was promoted September 1864 from the 2nd New Hampshire Cavalry to hospital steward, which he held until the winter of 1871. During the first 2 years after close of war, served at Fort Ontario, Oswego Co. He made application to be sent West and was transferred to Fort Dakota, now Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Two years later, the fort was abandoned and he was ordered to Fort Ellis, Montana, now Bozeman, MT, at the headwaters of the Missouri river. Still at the fort, he received his final discharge 1871, 30 years old. He went to California for several years, then returned to Montana. He joined Gen. Miles expedition, and the following account appeared in the NY Sun and Herald a few years ago. "I served under Gen. Custer for a while in Virginia during the Civil War, and under Gen. Terry after the Civil War, when he commanded Dept. of Dakota. I was also a member of Gen. Nelson A. Miles expedition which followed Sitting Bull's gang as far as the British line up in northwest corner of Montana after the Custer Massacre. In first place, Sitting Bull never pretended to be chieftain. He was a medicine man and nothing more. He was a squatty, fat Indian and never took active part in any battle of importance. But through incantations in making medicine, he was looked upon with awe --- an erroneous idea that Gen. Custer commanded against the Sioux, he did not. Gen. Terry outranked him. Gen. Custer and Major Reno were not sent out from the main compound to find Indians. They were sent out by Gen. Terry, in separate commands and in different directions to reconnoiter, --- and if either found Indians, they were to send runners back to the main compound. The Sioux numbered over 2000. But Gen. Custer, a braver man never drew sword or led men, with his gallant boys of the Seventh Cavalry, who had never turned their backs to the red men, attacked without sending back to the main command and the whole country knows the fatal result. The Miles expedition that went afterward in pursuit of the Indians up to the British possession, started from Fort Keogh, MT, 5th US Cavalry, 100 Crow Indians and several citizen scouts, of which I was one. It was commanded by Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Major Eugene M. Baker of Second Cavalry, being 2nd in command. It had 70 Gov. wagons and 100 mules. From the Missouri river, we took a north by west direction and saw nothing of Indians until we struck Milk river country, where we came in contact with a large band of Sioux and had running fight nearly all day, when they scattered and took refuge across line, not far away, with the Main band at Woody Mtn, British Columbia. Gen. Miles halted command at Rocky Creek, having no authority to cross the line with an armed force. Woody Mt. was visible in the distance and at base were encamped Sitting Bull and about 2000 Sioux with Chief Gall in command. In the summer of 1881, Sitting Bull and all Sioux warriors came to Fort Buford on the Missouri, and gave themselves up. Afterwards, military authorities turned them over to Indian Agent McLaughlin, in charge of reservation at Standing Rock Agency. There later Sitting Bull met a tragic death, not at the hands of the white man, but at the hands of an Indian police force that belonged to Standing Rock Agency." After his return to this expedition to Miles City, MT, Mr. Parks returned to NY. In January 1897 he married Miss M. Della Johnson, formerly of Johnstown, at Toddsville, Otsego county. They moved to Johnstown in February 1912. The following year he was elected Commander of the GAR, McMartin Post. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. His only surviving relative, is his widow. He was possessed of a kindly nature, courteous manner, friendly word for all, both old and young. He enjoyed esteem of a wide circle of acquaintance in the community he adopted as his home. He was in charge of Affairs of Post 257, and carefully looked after the welfare of Civil War Veterans. He was a lifelong Republican, member of Committee on Soldiers and Sailors Relief of Board of Supervisors. Each year he was Grand Marshall of Memorial Day parade and presided at the exercises held in the Johnstown Cemetery. While still in the west, he was at one time a candidate for Congress, but was defeated. At another time, he acted as editor of a weekly newspaper for more than a year.

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(2a) Petrus (Peter) Westfall and Sophia (Van Aken) Westfall's son Solomon Westfall was born 9 Jan 1777, and died bef. 2 Jul 1823. He married Eva Warner 19 May 1799 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She was born 19 Jun 1777, and died aft. 1850. She was a daughter of Mathias Warner and Maria Elizabeth Shafer. They lived in Albany County, New York. Children of Solomon and Eva (Warner) Westfall were-Sophia Westfall born 12 Mar 1801, died 18 Aug 1832; John S. Westfall born 16 Jan 1803, died 1864; Maria Westfall born 16 Jan 1804; Christina Westfall born 5 Mar 1807; Rachel Westfall born 19 Jul 1809, died: 29 Mar 1899; Magdalena Westfall born 23 May 1812; Susan Maria Westfall born abt. 1824.

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(1aa) Solomon and Eva (Warner) Westfall's son John S. Westfall Jan. 16, 1803 in Albany County, New York, and died Sep. 15, 1864 in Albany County, New York. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Altamont, Albany County, New York. He wed Elizabeth Gray (1805 - 1888) in about 1830 and they had these children: (1) Adam C. Westfall born in 1832, died 1861; (2) Rachael Westfall born in 1837; (3) Elias Westfall born in 1838, died 1917; (4) John D. Westfall born in 1839, died 1915; (5) James M. Westfall born in 1844;(6) Charlotte Westfall born in 1846; and (7) Robert G. Westfall born in 1848.

(Note: Another source said John S. Westfall married Hannah (maiden name unknown). She was born in 1803. Children of John and Hannah Westfall were-Sarah Westfall born 1829; Marjorie Westfall born 1831; Permelia Westfall born 1833; Hannah Westfall born 1834; Henrietta Westfall born 1841; and William Westfall born 1844.)

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(1aaa) John S. Westfall and Elizabeth (Gray) Westfall's son Elias Westfall was born in 1839 in Knox, Albany County. Before he entered the Civil War, Elias worked as a clerk and later he was a mason. Elias married Cathaline Crounse (1837-1922), a daughter of Nicholas Crounse and Elizabeth Severson. Catharine Crounse married first Isaac Stafford, the son of Aaaron Stafford. Their children (probably adopted by Elias Westfall) were: Mary L. Stafford married Levi R. Williams of Stuyvesant; and Annette Stafford married Willie C. Furman of Delmar. Elias was a veteran of the Civi War - Enlisted, August 9, 1862, at Albany; mustered in as private, Co. E originally One Hundred and Thirteenth Infantry), August 18, 1862, to serve three years; promoted sergeant, May 1, 1865; mustered out with detachment, June 16, 1865, at Baltimore, Md. Elias died July 4, 1917 at Stuyvesant, N.Y. at 73 years of age. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Guilderland, N.Y.

Elas Westfall's obituary - CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES - Elas Westfall, former resident of Settle's Hill, a veteran of the Civil war, and a well known mason by trade, died at Stuyvesant on July 4th, after a brief illness. The funeral will take place at the residence of his son-in-law, Levi R. Williams, to-day, July 6. Burial at Fairview cemetery. Peter J. Ogsbury, Charles W. Wright, John T. Stafford and Newton Ketcham, comrades in the army, will set as bearers at the cemetery. Mr. Westfall was 73 years of age and is survived by his wife. Mr. Westfall was a member of M. H. Barckley Post, G.A.R., and of St. John's Lutheran church of Altamont. (Altamont Enterprise (Altamont, NY), July 6, 1917)

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(2aa) Solomon and Eva (Warner) Westfall's daughter Sophia Westfall was born 12 Mar 1801 in Guilderland, Albany County, New York, and died 18 Aug 1832 in Washington County, New York. She married Ezra Sayre 16 Apr 1822. He was born 24 Oct 1800, and died 18 Jun 1864. Ezra and Sophia were living in Washington County, NY where Ezra was a preacher and circuit rider for the Methodist-Episcopal Church. 1832 was the year of a cholera epidemic that swept down from Canada into he US, assumedly taking Sophia in August of that year. The Rev Ezra remarried to Mary Whitney on February 10, 1833 and six days later on February 16, 1833 his youngest son Amos died, assumedly of cholera. Neither Sophia's nor Amos's gravesite has been located. Children of Ezra and Sophia (Westfall) Sayre were-John Wesley Sayre born 19 Jan 1823, died 10 Jun 1855; and Amos Sayre born in 1825, died in 1833.

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(1aaa) Ezra and Sophia (Westfall) Sayre's son John Wesley Sayre was born Jan. 19, 1823 in Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, and died Jun. 10, 1855 in Hadley, Saratoga County, New York. Burial: Corinth Rural Cemetery, Corinth, Saratoga County, New York. John Wesley Sayre was the son of Rev. Ezra Sayre (1800-1864) of Elizabeth, Union Co., New Jersey and Sophia Westfall (1801-1832) of Guilderland, Albany Co., NY. He married Sarah Ann Sturdevan (1817 - 1911) on January 13, 1848 at the Rockwell Hotel in Luzerne, NY. His mother Sophia died on August 18, 1832 in Washington County, NY during the cholera epidemic. His younger brother Amos died in Feb. 1833 in Washington County, NY from cholera as well. The Rev. Ezra remarried to Mary Whitney and they removed to Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri. John Wesley and Sarah Ann (Sturdevan) Sayre had three children: Mary Frances 1/21/1848-10/17/1938 (if these dates are correct Sarah Ann gave birth to Mary Frances eight days after her marriage to John Wesley), Ezra 5/27/1850-9/11/1922 and John Henry 1852-10/7/1887.

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(3aa) Solomon and Eva (Warner) Westfall's daughter Rachel Westfall was born 19 Jul 1809, and died 29 Mar 1899. She married Oliver Whitney 3 Sep 1830 at New Salem, Albany Co., NY. He was born 13 Jul 1799, and died 3 Feb 1877. He was a son of Benjamin Whitney and Abagail Whitney.

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(4aa) Solomon and Eva (Warner) Westfall's daughter Susan Maria Westfall was born abt. 1824. She married James Merselis bef. 1850. He was born 1 Feb 1820. He was a son of Stephen Merselis and Nancy Hilton.

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(3a) Petrus (Peter) Westfall and Sophia (Van Aken) Westfall's daughter Rachel Westfall was born 15 May 1784, and died in 1855. She married David Schoolcraft 26 Feb 1805 at Reformed Church, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY. He was born 22 Jan 1781, and died 7 Nov 1861. He was a son of Jacob Schoolcraft and Maria Catharine Zimmer. Children of David and Rachel (Westfall) Schoolcraft were-Peter Schoolcraft born 19 Apr 1806, died aft. 1 Jun 1880; and Rachel Ann Schoolcraft born 28 Dec 1809.

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(4a) Petrus (Peter) Westfall and Sophia (Van Aken) Westfall's son John Westfall was born 19 Jun 1779, and died 4 May 1857. He married Maria Warner born 31 Jan 1781, died 13 May 1854. She was a daughter of Mathias Warner and Maria Elizabeth Shafer. Children of John and Maria (Warner) Westfall were-Peter J. Westfall born 28 May 1803; Helena Westfall born 8 Oct 1804, died 25 Feb 1875; Sophia Maria Westfall born 4 Feb 1809, died 15 Feb 1855; Levi Westfall born 5 Jun 1816 died 10 Jun 1822; Caty Ann Westfall born 24 Jun 1818; and Amos Westfall born 23 Jan 1822.

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(1aa) John and Maria (Warner) Westfall's son Peter J. Westfall was born 28 May 1803. He married Anna Kip born abt. 1799, died in 1841. She was a daughter of John J. Kipp. Child of Peter J. Westfall and Ana (Kip) Westfall was-Sophia Maria Westfall born 28 May 1827, died 25 Feb 1902.

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(2aa) John and Maria (Warner) Westfall's daughter Helena Westfall was born 8 Oct 1804, and died 25 Feb 1875. She married Henry Van Arnem born 1801, died 27 Apr 1857.

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(3aa) John and Maria (Warner) Westfall's daughter Sophia Maria Westfall was born 4 Feb 1809, and died 15 Feb 1855. She married Alanson Lansing Van Auken bef. 1830. He was a son of David Van Auken and Elizabeth Partridge. Children of Alanson Lansing Van Auken and Sophia Maria (Westfall) Van Auken were-John Wesley Van Auken born 1830, died 1882; Isaac Van Auken born abt. 1831; David Van Auken born abt. 1833; Catherine Van Auken born abt. 1835; and Sarah Van Auken born 1855.

(2) Jacobus James Westfall and his 1st wife Sophia (Van Aken) Westfall's daughter Rusje (Rosina) Westfall was born 1 Feb 1742 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY. Her Baptism was 13 Feb 1742 at Poughkeepsie Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York. She died aft 1789 in PA. She married 1st Dirck (Richard) Van Etten 11 Aug 1758 in Deer Park, Orange Co., NY. He was born in 1739 in Namenock, Sussex Co., NJ. She married 2nd Samuel Kittle born in 1748. Children of Dirck (Richard) Van Etten and Rusje Westfall were-Sara Van Etten born 1759 in Orange Co., NY; Joseph Van Etten born 1761 in Port Jervis, Orange Co., NY; Petrus Van Etten born 1763 in NJ; Sarah Van Etten born 1766 in Orange Co., NY; Mary Van Etten born bef 1770 in Port Jervis, Orange Co., NY; and Dirck (Derick) Van Etten born abt 1770 in Port Jervis, Orange Co., NY. Children of Samuel Kittel and Rusje Westfall were-Catherine Kittel born 5 Nov 1774 in Minsink, Orange Co., NY; James McCarte Kittel born 1776 in Minsink, Orange Co., NY; Jacob Kittel born 1780 in Minsink, Orange Co., NY; Blandina Kittle born 1786 in Minsink, Orange Co., NY; and Simeon Kittel born 18 Mar 1789 in Minsink, Orange Co., NY.

(1) Jacobus (James) Westfall and his 2nd wife Jane (Decker) Westfall's daughter Elizabeth Westfall was was born 10 Nov 1761. Her Baptism was 10 Nov 1761 at Machackemack Reformed Dutch Church, Orange Co., NY. She married Leonard Devons (or Leendert Devin/Devens). He was born bef. 29 Apr 1753 in Minisink, Sussex Co., NJ. His Baptism was 29 Apr 1753 at Reformed Dutch Church, Minisink, Sussex Co., NJ. He was a son of Terrenz Devin and Hannah Cole. Children of Leonard and Elizabeth (Westfall) Devons were-Joseph Devons born bef. 23 May 1783, Minisink, Orange Co., NY; and Hannah Devons born 01 Jun 1787, Minisink, Orange Co., NY.

(2) Jacobus (James) Westfall and his 2nd wife Jane (Decker) Westfall's son Abraham Westfall was born 09 Jan 1763 in Minisink, Orange Co., NY. His baptism was 09 Jan 1763 at Machackemack Reformed Dutch Church, Orange Co., NY. He married Maria Masterson. She was born abt. 1765. Children of Abraham Westfall and Maria (Masterson) Westfall were-Jacobus (James) Westfall born 14 Nov 1783, Minisink, Orange Co., NY; Maria Westfall born 01 Jun 1786, Minisink, Orange Co., NY; Elizabeth Westfall born 08 Oct 1788, Minisink, Orange Co., NY; Jannitie (Jane) Westfall born 14 Mar 1791, Minisink, Orange Co., NY; and Simeon (Simon) Westfall born 02 Aug 1793, Minisink, Orange Co., NY.

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(1a) Abraham Westfall and Maria (Masterson) Westfall's son Simeon (Simon) Westfall was born 02 Aug 1793, in Minisink, Orange Co., NY. He married Hannah Barr daughter of Robert Barr who came from Ireland when a young man and assisted in the construction of the State capitol buildings in Harrisburg, Pa. Children of Simeon and Hannah (Barr) Westfall were-Mary Ann Westfall born 1814 in Harrisburg, Pa.,; John C, Westfall born in Harrisburg, Pa., March 16, 1828; and George Washington Westfall born 1822 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Sarah Jane Westfall; Catherine Westfall; Emaline Westfall; and Permelia Westfalkl.

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(1aa) Simeon and Hannah (Barr) Westfall's son John C. Westfall was born in Harrisburg, Pa., March 16, 1828. John C. Westfall attended the common schools of Harrisburg until he was nineteen years of age. In 1847 he came to Duncan's Island, and entered the butcher business. There he remained until 1868, when he purchased eighty-seven acres, and began farming. He was married, in Harrisburg, in 1848, to Miss Catharine Mader, by whom he had three children. He married, secondly, in 1857, to Miss Mary E. Fessler, by whom he had two children. His third marriage occurred in 1861, to Miss Mary Margaret Byerly, who was born in Youngstown, Pa. Their children were: John Westfall, who died when four years old; George Westfall, employed in United States Revenue service; Franklin B. Westfall, and Brittomart C. Westfall. John C. Westfall was a Democrat in politics, and served as justice of the peace for thirty-five years, was postmaster several years, school director, and president of the school board.

(Note: Here is an article about John C. Westfall and his parents --- From J.M. Runk & Company. Commemorative biographical encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania : containing sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early Scotch-Irish and German settlers online. (page 158 of 204) --- Westfall, John C, farmer, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., March 16, 1828; son of Simeon and Hannah (Barr) Westfall. The maternal grandfather, Robert Barr, came from Ireland when a young man and assisted in the construction of the State capitol buildings. The father was born in Indiana, in 1793, and left his native place when a young man and came to Harrisburg. For many years he bandied merchandise with a six horse team between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. His business not being profitable after the building of the Pennsylvania railroad, he started a tavern called the Black Horse, in Harrisburg. The venture proved a success and he made considerable money. He was on his way to Baltimore, during the war of 1812, to join the army, when peace was declared. He died in Harrisburg and was survived by his wife who lived some years longer. Their children were: George Washington, deceased; Sarah Jane; Mary Ann, deceased; Catharine, deceased; Permelia, deceased; Emmaline, and John C. John attended the common schools of Harrisburg until he was nineteen years of age. In 1847 he came to Duncan's Island, and entered tiie butcher business. Here he remained until 1868, when he purchased the pleasant place of eighty-seven acres where he now lives, and began farming. He was married, in Harrisburg, in 1848, to Miss Catharine Mader, by whom he had three children, all of whom are dead. He married, secondly, in 1857, Miss Mary E. Fessler, now deceased, by whom he had two children, both of whom are dead. His third marriage occurred in 1861, to Miss Mary Margaret Byerly, wlio was born in Youngstown, Pa. Their children are: John, who died when four years old ; George, employed in United States Revenue service; Franklin B. at home, and Brittomart C. A Democrat in politics, he has served as justice of the peace for thirty-five years, was postmaster several years, school director, and is now president of the school board.)

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(2aa) Simeon and Hannah (Barr) Westfall's son George Washington Westfall was born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1822. George Washington married Mary Ann Sypes born 1822 and had 7 children-Elmira Westfall born 1845; John Westfall born 1847; Saura Westfall born 1848; Samaria Westfall born 1852; Brant Westfall born 1856; Argo Westfall born 1858; and Berry Clay Westfall (1861-1928).

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(1aaa) George Washington Westfall and Mary Ann (Sypes) Westfall's son Berry Clay Westfall was born in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, on 23 Nov 1861. Berry Clay married 1st Mary Ellen Robbins (died 1906) and had 2 children. Berry Clay married 2nd Margaret Tambke (1877-1917) and had a child. He passed away on 29 Dec 1928 in St Louis, Missouri. Children of Berry Clay Westfall and his 1st wife Mary Ellen Robbins were-Ida Westfall (1887-1956); and George Washington Westfall (1889-1958).

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(1aaaa) Berry Clay Westfall and his 1st wife Mary Ellen (Robbins) Westfall's son George Washington Westfall was born in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, on 9 Mar 1889. George Washington married Emma Dexter (1890-1971) and had 4 children. He passed away on 1958 in St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri. Children of George Washington Westfall and Emma Dexter were-Emma Linnie Westfall, Morley Laddin Westfall, and George Washington Westfall (1912-1989).

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(1aaaaa) George Washington Westfall and Emma (Dexter) Westfall's son George Washington Westfall was born in St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri, on 28 Jul 1912. George Washington married Ruth McCormick (Oct. 31, 1917 - Sep. 19, 2004) and had 2 children. He passed away on 1989 in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Children of George Washington Westfall and Ruth (McCormick) Westfall were-Georgine (Westfall) Davis and George R. "Buzz" Westfall (1944-2003).

George Washington Westfall's wife Ruth McCormack Westfall's obituary - WESTFALL , RUTH D.(nee McCormack), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Sun., Sept. 19, 2004; beloved wife of the late George W. Westfall Jr.; dearest mother of Georgine (Don) Davis and the late George 'Buzz' (survived by Laurie) Westfall; loving grandmother of 11; and great-grandmother of 22; dear sister of Jane Busalaki, Barry (Jean) McCormack and Mary Alice White; dear sister-in-law of Virginia McCormack; our dear aunt, great-aunt and friend. Prior funeral services were held. Family served by KUTIS CITY Chapel. Burial: Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Wednesday, September 22, 2004.)

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(1aaaaaa) George Washington Westfall and Ruth (McCormick) Westfall's son George R. "Buzz" Westfall was born Mar. 19, 1944, and died Oct. 27, 2003 in Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri. George R. "Buzz" Westfall's obituary - George R. "Buzz" Westfall, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, Oct. 27, 2003; loving husband of Laurie; dear father of Mark (Kim); Steven (Sarah) and Kristin (Tommy); beloved son of Ruth and the late George W. Westfall, Jr.; dear brother of Georgine Davis; dear grandfather of Katie, Jack and Ava; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Visitation was held at Ambruster-Donnelly Mortuary on Clayton Rd. in Richmond Heights, MO. Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights. If desired, contributions to the Kathy J. Weinman Shelter, c/o St. Martha's Hall in St. Louis, MO or Backstoppers in St. Louis. Cause of death: staph infection. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.

(Note: George "Buzz" Westfall (March 19, 1944 – October 27, 2003) was an American lawyer and politician. He served in the elected offices of Prosecuting Attorney (1978–1990) and County Executive (1991–2003) of St. Louis County, Missouri. He died, while in office, of Staphylococcus aureus meningitis at the age of 59. Westfall grew up in public housing in St. Louis. He attended St. Louis University High School and graduated from Saint Louis University with his BA and JD degrees. After completing law school, he took a position in the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office as an assistant prosecutor. In 1978, Westfall was elected as head Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County. Westfall was re-elected in 1982 and 1986 without opposition. In 1990, Westfall was the Democratic nominee for the County Executive's position, and he defeated incumbent H.C. Milford in his bid for re-election. Westfall was re-elected County Executive in 1994, 1998, and 2002. In October 2003, less than a year into his new term of office, Westfall died after developing a meningitis staph infection. County councilman Charlie Dooley was appointed to fill the remainder of his term.[1] Westfall was survived by his wife and three grown children. Following Westfall's death, his friends and family established a charitable enterprise, the Buzz Westfall Memorial Fund, in his honor. The Memorial Fund, now known as the Buzz Westfall Charitable Foundation, is a non-profit enterprise established to further Westfall's legacy of bettering the community through charitable works. The Foundation raises funds via an annual golf tournament, among other various events. Westfall Lane, a street in Jennings, Missouri, was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Westfall in early 2004.[citation needed] In 2006, the Buzz Westfall Plaza On The Boulevard opened for business, anchored by a new Schnucks supermarket and Target, on the site of the deteriorating Northland Shopping Center in Jennings.[2] Other memorials include the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri,[3] and the Buzz Westfall Memorial Highway, a portion of Highway 364 in St. Louis County. Westfall served a total of 35 years in St. Louis County government, including 24 years in elected office. He left behind a legacy of public service and betterment of the community that he loved.)

Article from the St. Louis Business Journal - St. Louis County Executive 'Buzz' Westfall dies at 59 - Oct 27, 2003 ------ St. Louis County Executive George "Buzz" Westfall, 59, died Monday at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis of a staph infection, said Mac Scott, Westfall's spokesman Monday night. Mr. Westfall had been hospitalized since Oct. 5, when he checked in with severe back pain. Doctors discovered he had a staph infection. He had been in a drug-induced coma for several weeks. County Councilman Charles Dooley, a fellow Democrat, has been the acting county executive since Oct. 14. Mr. Westfall was elected county executive in 1990 and was re-elected three times, his spokesman said, most recently in November 2002. He had previously served three terms as the county's prosecuting attorney. In his position, Westfall served as administrator for just over 1 million residents in St. Louis County, or nearly one-fifth of Missouri's total population. Among Mr. Westfall's accomplishments while in office were the establishment of the Metro Education and Training Center, the St. Louis County Fair and Air Show and construction of the new St. Louis County jail. "Buzz Westfall's death leaves a great void in the St. Louis region and throughout the state," said Missouri Gov. Bob Holden, in a statement. "He was a leader with insight, integrity and compassion and he was always a joy to be with. Most recently, I worked with him on the successful effort to prevent the closing of the Ford Hazelwood plant and his counsel and advice was always appreciated."

Cleys Oem

Cleys Oem, was regeerder (translation: ruler, authority, or mayor) of city of Dordrecht, Holland. He Lived approx. 1230. He was a Member of the wethouderschap (translation: aldermen) in the time that the city with walls became reinforced. In 1058 it was knight Oem, ancestor of Cleys Oem, that Earl of the Netherlands recommended defend against an enemy, the Luikenaars, that attacked the city of Dordrecht.

Dordrecht was founded in 1008 by Count Theodore or Diederic (Dirk) III of the house of Frisia/Holland and was given city rights in 1015, it was the residence of the Counts of Holland until 1203 and was chartered in 1220 and fortified in 1271, it was the capital of Holland and the leading town during the 11th to the 17th century and one of the most prosperous medieval ports in the Netherlands, although severely damaged by the St. Elisabeth flood in 1421, Dordrecht stayed the leading city of Holland until it was surpassed as residence by The Hague in the 17th century, as seaport by Rotterdam in the 18th century and as Capital of the Netherlands by Amsterdam in the 19th century. Dordrecht was granted city rights by William I, Count of Holland, in 1220, making it the oldest city in the historical region of Holland.

Cleys Oem married Catherina Gijssend Duyck. Child of Cleys Oem and Catherina Gijssend Duyck was-Cleys Claeysz Oem.

(Note: Cleys Oem was an ancestor of Marretje Jacobs Cool/Kool who married my gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather Johannes Jurian Westfall, son of Jurian and Maritje (Hansen Van Nordstrand) Westfall. Johannes' father Jurian Wesfall was the original Westfall emigrant to America in 1642.)

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(Note: From - http://www.stamboomsurfpagina.nl/oem.html - Oem from Dordrecht - An old line uncle (in the past as Oem written), was patriciërsfamilie in Dordrecht. The line Oem belongs undoubtedly to the oldest Dutch lines. In the year 1058 one finds this name already mentioned. And in a very renowned manner. The Luikenaars, as it happens, threatened the city Dordrecht with an attack. They had zo'n large supremacy, so that antagonism impossible scheen. It was knight Oem that earl of the Netherlands recommended the enemy within the city Dordrecht and waiting "around the city pit a mob to dig, by straw and green turfs covers, so that no hostile eye detects these zouden". These krijgslust succeeded completely; The nothing suspecting the Luikenaars fell in pits and by grafelijke the servants in large getalen was finished or was caught taken. Weapon Oem van Wijngaarden By this occurs the line Oem seems its thank weapon to this: The weapon with the green turfs was completed with a part of the Dutch lion from the weapon of the earl of the Netherlands, as a reward for this stratagem. Of the oldest Oem little has been further confessed. We start thus the tribe range with Claes Oem, regeerder of the city Dordrecht approximately 1230.)

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(Note: From - Historisch Barendrecht NL Genealogie Van Cleys Oem --- Cleys OEM, regeerder city Dordrecht. Lived approx. 1230. Member of the wethouderschap in the time that the city with walls became reinforces. Married with Catharina Gijssensd DUYCK. From this marriage: 1. Claeys Claeysz (to see II.1). 2. Gillis (to see II.3). II.1 Claeys Claeysz OEM, died on 11-12-1290. Knight of the Netherlands 1260, shipping Dordrecht in 1281 and 1289. Were wine purchaser and sometimes lopsider of the wine excise. Son of Cleys OEM (to see I.1) and Catharina Gijssensd DUYCK. Married with Elizabeth Francksd van DORDT. Since its son Claes (Oem van Arkel) in certificates betr. the bishop Jan of Arkel as a cousin it is labelled, must they a relation have with Lords of Arkel, but which? From this marriage: 1. Godschalk, born approximately 1280. Ships in Dordrecht. 2. Jan, born approximately 1280. Pawned with country in issues, has a craft industry in advanced and scrap craft industry in Dordrecht. 3. Johanna, born approximately 1280. Married approximately 1300 with Johan DUYCK, born approximately 1280. 4. Willem Cleyszn, born approximately 1280. 5. Claes Claeysz (Nicolaas Oem van Arkel) (to see III.6). III.6 Claes Claeysz (Nicolaas Oem van Arkel) OEM, died on 06-10-1345 at Stavoren. Knight. Lord of Dubbeldam. Schout of Dordecht. Accompanied earl Willem IV on its excursion to frieze country 1345 and sneuvelde at Stavoren. Son of Claeys Claeysz OEM (to see II.1) and Elizabeth Francksdvan DORDT. With Johannavan ARKEL married of jumbo derrick COURTs. Of are fed up Johanna give van Arkel van Bokhoven as a spouse. In Brabantine lion becomes as a spouse of Claes Oem Lijsbeth Henricsdochter of Emmichoven called. Also in the Ned. lion 1966, column 28 Lijsbeth become as echtg. called of Nicolaas Oem. Possibly she is the same as Elisabeth (of unknown origin!) that with Herbaren of Arkel, marry lord of the large landlord. This would explain then tevens, why Claes Oem also Van Arkel is called. From this marriage: 1. Godschalk, born approximately 1305. These have died unmarried. 2. Evenwige, born approximately 1305. Evenwige overste and founder of the Bagijnhof in Dordrecht 1360 were. 3. Claes, born approximately 1305. See Ned. lion 1966. Lord of Vaerrenberch Haestenberch, shipping Shutter. 4. Jan (of Arkel) (to see IV.4). 5. Gillis Claeszn (to see IV.7). 6. Claas (to see IV.9). 7. Margareta, died approximately 1339. They does not become of are fed up mentioned! Married approximately 1325 with Aarnoudvan DISTRICT, born approximately 1301. IV.4 Jan (of Arkel) OEM, born approximately 1310, died approximately 1390. Lord of jumbo derrick courts and elms.)

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(1) Cleys Oem and Catherina Gijssend Duyck's son Claeys Claeysz Oem was assassinated 11 December 1290. He was a Knight of the Netherlands in 1260, and also involved in shipping in Dordrecht in 1281 and 1289. He was a wine purchaser and sometimes lopsider of the wine excise. He married Elizabeth Francks Von Dordt. Child of Cleys Claeysz Oem and Elizabeth Francks Von Dordt was-Claes Claesz.

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(2) Cleys Claeysz Oem and Elizabeth Francks Von Dordt son Claes Claeysz Oem, died on 06-10-1345 at Stavoren. He was a Knight, and Lord of Dubbeldam, Schout (translation: Bailiff or Sheriff) of Dordecht. He accompanied Earl Willem IV on excursion to frieze country 1345 and sneuvelde at Stavoren. Claes Claesz Oem married Johanna VanArkel von Bokhoven, daughter of Jan Van Arkel II, and his 1st wife (name unknown), daughter of Jacobus Van Bokhoven. Claes died in 1345. Child of Claes Claesz and Johanna VanArkel von Bokhoven was-Gillis Claessen Oem.

(Note: Johanna VanArkel von Bokhoven was related to the Lords of Arkel. Between the 12th and 14th centuries Gorinchem, Holland and surroundings became the property of the Lords of Arkel. In 1267 they started to build a big castle on the east side of Gorinchem, close to the river Merwede. Johanna and the Lords of Arkel were descendants of Jan, the first owner of the land of Arkel, who came into the Netherlands under the leadership of Puppyn van Herstal, Duke of Brabant, in the service of Dagobert, King of the French, son of Lotharis, in 641 AD and 642 AD, and conquered the Frisians and Saxons and helped capture the strong Fortress of Wiltenburg, now Utrecht, and which King Dagobert gave van Arkel the use of and also gave him free ownership of a large tract of land situated between the rivers Lek and Waal, on the river de Linge, with everything belonging thereto (on which account Hoveus, Abbot of Egmont, in his chronicles, says that the Lords van Arkel, a whole century before the first Count Diderik's arrival, possessed a large part of Holland), where Jan van Arkel built a church upon the site *L'Art. Later was the mighty Foppo Van Arkel who died in 1008 AD, and who founded the village of Leerdam. This establishes our family ancestral lineage back more than 1400 years to 600 AD. Foppo Lord of Arkel was born 970 AD Arkel, Zuid Holland, and died 1008 AD Arkel, Zuid Holland. He married Heukelom and they had a son Jan I Lord of Arkel born abt. 990 AD, died 1034 AD. Jan II, lord of Arkel 1272 AD, succeeded his father 1272 AD, 'knape' until 1277 AD, knight 1281 AD, participated in the battle of Woeringen 5-6-1288 AD in the army of Brabant, lent money to count - He is a descendant of the first counts of Flanders and the lords of Arkel, a noble family in the medieval Netherlands. There were a number of the Lords of Arkel who took part in the Crusades to the Holy Land and were made Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and Teutonic Knights. In the 14th century the lords of Arkel fortified Gorinchem with brick town walls and towers. Most of the Royal Houses of Europe are connected to the Van Arkel pedigree through Jan Van Arkel (Count John XII of Arkel) and Johanna of Julich and Gelderland. Maria van Arkel (1380-1415) was the only daughter and heiress of Count John XII of Arkel and Johanna of Julich. She married John II (John of Egmond) in 1409 who was born in 1385 in Noord, Holland. )

(Note: Also note should be made to establish the identities of the two different men some past histories have clouded, Claes Claeys Oem who died June 10, 1345 at the battle at Stavern with Willhelm, and Nicholas Oem Van Arkle who died September 26, 1345 at the battle at Red Hill, Warms. Their identities became clouded possibly from a certificate that was found stating that Claes Claeys Oem and Bishop Jan Arkle were cousins. More research is needed? That Johanna Van Arkle was important to both of the men Claes and Nicholas may help unravel the mysteries.)

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(Note: According to legend the Van Arkels were descendants of the ancient Trojans. The ancient Trojans or Troad (Greek Troias; "Land of Troy") was a district formed by the northwestern projection of Asia Minor into the Aegean Sea which is now located in modern Turkey. The major city of the Trojans was the legendary ancient city of Troy the site of the epic Trojan War between the Greeks and Trojans about 1200 BC, and Helen of Troy, and the famed Trojan Wooden Horse. Recent excavations have discovered that the city of Troy existed as far back as 2600 BC. If the legend of the Van Arkels being descendants of the Trojans is true then our ancestral lineage dates back as far as 2600 BC.)

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(Note: From Algemeen register op de ... van de Navorscher, Volume 7 - By P. Leendertz, Jacobus Anspach - M. S. Genealogie of the slaughtered Oem (I. bl, 289; vgl. II. bl. 138) - (Translation from Dutch to English) Although the weapon of Claes Oem or UNCLE, zoo are described as in the Wapendicliten on's dig knights (belgian. Sparrow. for 1841): of silver, with two getinneerde bear of throat and getanden, do not agree shield edge of lazuur to, by are fed up and others, weapon granted to this line, nevertheless become clear it from the tribe list, notified by genoemden writer, who Claes Oem to acquaintance, from Dordrecht original line of ilien name belonged. He was the oldest son of Cleys Oem, knight, which in 1260 in't Leenregister of the Netherlands is mentioned, and of Elisabeth, for the of Vbank of Dordrecht (*), craft industry lord of Dubbeldam and schout of Dordrecht. At joHanna Vax AEKEL van Bokhoven provoked he various children, of which two sat in Dordrecht in the government. The weapon of Oem. Elsevier, notified according to are fed up, are incorrect; one must bl see writer. 1171, 1337, Godthoe.)

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(3) Claes Claesz and Johanna VanArkel von Bokhoven's son Gillis Claessen Oem married Barbara de Joede Von Hardinxveld. Child of Gillis Claessen Oem and Barbara de Joede Von Hardinxveld was-Tieleman Gillis Oem born abt. 1354..

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(4) Gillis Claessen Oem and Barbara de Joede Von Hardinxveld's son Tieleman Gillis Oem born abt. 1354, married Catharina Jacobsdr von der Burgh. Child of Tieleman Gillis Oem and Catharina Jacobsdr von der Burgh was-Jacob Tielmansz Oem born 1383.

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(5) Tieleman Gillis Oem and Catharina Jacobsdr von der Burgh's son Jacob Tielmansz Oem born 1383, married Clementia van Muilwijk. Child of Jacob Tielmansz and Clementia van Muilwijk was-Tielman Jacobse Oem born 1415.

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(6) Tielmansz and Clementia van Muilwijk's son Tielman Jacobse Oem born 1415. married Agnes Jandr van Blitterswijk. Child of Tielman Jacobse Oem and Agnes Jandr van Blitterswijk was-Jacob Tielsman Oem.

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(7) Tielman Jacobse Oem and Agnes Jandr van Blitterswijk's son Jacob Tielsman Oem married Lutgers Remerdr de Jonge. He died in 1485. Child of Jacob Tielsman Oem and Lutgers Remerdr de Jonge was-Jacob Jacobsz Oem (they had nine children, names of other children unknown).

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(8) Jacob Tielsman Oem and Lutgers Remerdr de Jonge's son Jacob Jacobsz Oem married Catherina reymerdr de Jonge. He died in 1524. Child of Jacob Jacobsz Oem and Catherina reymerdr de Jonge was-Lucrettia Oem.

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(9) Jacob Jacobsz Oem and Catherina reymerdr de Jonge's daughter Lucrettia Oem married Adrien Gerardus Kool. She died in 1537. Child of Adrien Gerardus Kool and Lucrettia Oem was-Jacob Adriense Cool born in 1532.

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(10) Adrien Gerardus Kool and Lucrettia Oem's son Jacob Adriense Cool born in 1532 married Petronella DeWitt. Child of Jacob Adriense Cool and Petronella DeWitt was-Adrein Jacobsen Cool born 1556.

(Note: Petronella DeWitt who married Jacob Adriense Cool was the daughter of Pietre DeWitt born abt. 1507, died abt. 1555, married Petronella Adriaans dochter (?Francken?), son of Kornelis Die Witte  born bef. 1500, died 1537, Schepen in Dordrecht 1531-32, 1535-36, married Beatrix Van Slingeland, daughter of Pieter Van Slingerland, son of Witte de Witte married Maria Boem Roeloff Boem's daughter, son of Jan de Witte married Maria Tak, son of Witte Die Witte born abt. 1380, married Beatrix Van Stone, son of Jan Die Witte  lived in Pine Jare 1375, Bergermeister to Dordrecht in the years 1367-68; 1374-77, 1379-80, and in 1382 Schepen Aldsar, married Lady Of Ratingen, son of Goord of Godchalk die Witte, lived in Pine Jare 1326, son of Gerard Die Witte born about 1290, lived in Pine Jar in 1314, son of Jan Die Witte  born bef. 1295, died abt. 1314. Petronella DeWitt's father Pietre DeWitt was a Knight to Jerusalem in 1555 from Dordrecht where he died. In 1558 he was laid to rest beside his parents at St. Jacobs Capelle by syne Ouders. The DeWitts of The Netherlands were as famous there as Kennedys were in America. They were well educated, great sacrificing statesmen. There were countless influencial politicians and Bergermeisters from the earliest records found. Petronella DeWitt's father Pietre DeWitt's brother Fransz De Witte born bef. 1537, died 1595, married Lidaut Van Severen, and his son Cornelious Fransz Dewitt married Johnna Heymans, and his son Jacob Dewitt died in 1673, several times Burgomaster of Dort in the early 1600's, was imprisoned for advocating a free republic, his sons John and Cornelius went to plead for their Father's release, and their troubles began with William of Orange. John DeWitt, son of Jacob, was Holland's greatest statesman, Grand Pensionary of Holland. He sacrificed his life for a free republic. Cornelius DeWitt, brother of John and a close associate, as a statesman, Burgomaster of Dort, sacrificed his life with his brother, John for a free republic. According to the Dutch two of the greatest men ever known in Holland were Johan and his brother Cornelius who were lynched for offices. The Unveiling of the statue of Johan and Cornelius de Witt on "De Plaats" in The Hague by Queen Wilhelmina, was 12 June 1918. The shrine stands at the square at the Hague, Holland, in honor and memory of them as most famous of Holland's National heroes.)

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(Note: Our ancestor Maria Boem, daughter of Roeloff, married Witt de Witt and had son Kornelius circa 1470. Her surname originates in the tribe known as the Boii of Northern Italy. They first appear in history in connection with the Gallic invasion of north Italy, 390 BC, when they made the Etruscan city of Felsina their new capital, Bononia (Bologna). After a series of wars they were decisively beaten by the Romans in a battle near Mutina (Modena) and their territory became part of the Roman province of Cisalpine Gaul. According to Strabo, writing two centuries after the events, rather than being destroyed by the Romans like their Celtic neighbours, they moved into what is now Bavaria about 600 AD. The Boems were Slavic Czeck, the most highly civilzed and advanced of all Slavic peoples. Some historians claim the Slavic tribes to be the father's of the white race. The surname Boem derived from the Boii tribe found in Northern Italy circa 400 BC. Bohemia was named for the Boii tribe. The origin of the current name Bohemian Forest goes back to 400 BC. The Boii people spread across Europe between 400 BC and 8 BC. Boii is the Roman name of three ancient Celtic tribes, living in Transalpine Gaul (modern France), Cisalpine Gaul (northern Italy), and Bohemia, Moravia and western Slovakia. The European region of Bohemia owes its name to the Boii. The Romans called it Boiohaemum, Latin for "the home of the Boii".)

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(11) Jacob Adriense Cool and Petronella DeWitt's son Adrein Jacobsen Cool born 1556, married Margaretta Rosendal. Child of Adrein Jacobsen Cool and Margaretta Rosendal was Jacob Arendsen Cool born abt. 1580.

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(12) Adrein Jacobsen Cool and Margaretta Rosendal's son Jacob Arendsen Cool was born abt. 1580, and he married Aeltje Dirckse. Child of Jacob Arendsen Cool and Aeltje Dirckse was-Barent Jacobsen Cool born in 1610.

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(13) Jacob Arendsen Cool and Aeltje Dirckse's son Barent Jacobsen Cool was born Bef. 10 May 1610 in Niewe Kirk, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherland. He was christened 10 May 1610 in Niewe Kirk, Amsterdam, Holland, Netherland, and died 1676 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. He married Marretje Leendertse DeGrauw 1637 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York. She was born in 1617 in Aalsmeer, Noord, Holland, Netherland, and died 1670 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. She was a daughter of Leendert Arentsen DeGrauw and Leuntie Albertse Leydecker. Children of Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marretje Leendertse DeGrauw were-Jacob Barentsen Cool born 25 Sep 1639 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, and died 1719 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York; Aeltje Barentse Cool was born Bef 23 Sep 1640 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland, was christened 23 Sep 1640 in Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, and died aft. Oct 1693 in New York, New York; Dievertje Barentse Cool born 1 Feb 1642/1643 in New Amsterdam, was christened 1 Feb 1642/1643 in New Amsterdam; Apollonia Barentse Cool was born 29 Jan 1644/1645 in Esopus, Ulster Co., New York, was christened 29 Jan 1645 in Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, and died Aft. 1721 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York; Leendert Barentse Cool was born 1 Dec 1647 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland, was christened 1 Dec 1647 in Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, and died 28 Sep 1735 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York; Arent Barentse Cool was born 9 Oct 1650 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland, was christened 9 Oct 1650 in Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, and died 1650/1651 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland; Theunis Barentszen Cool was born Bef. 17 Aug 1653 in New Amsterdam, was christened 17 Aug 1653 in Dutchess, Reformed Church, New Amsterdam, and died abt. 1715 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Arent Barentse Cool was born 2 Oct 1655 in New Amsterdam, was christened 10 Oct 1655 in Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam; and Pieter Barentse Cool was born 29 Aug 1657 in New York, New York, New York, was christened 29 Aug 1657 in Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, New York, and died 1720 in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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(1a) Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marie Leendertse De Grauw's son Jacob Barentsen Cool born 1639 and in 1660 married Marretje Simons Schepmoes. Marritje was baptized 12 October 1632 in the Nieuwkerk (New Church), Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands to Sijmon Floriszen and Claertje Arents. She had four sisters, Lijsbet, Machtelt, Marij (who probably died young), and Jannetje, and three brothers, Floris, Arent (who probably died young), and Arent. She seems to have arrived from the Netherlands as an indentured servant to Pieter Pietersen Harder "in the city of New Amstel, on the South River". Evert Pels, the husband of her sister Jannetje (see the Evert Pels family), paid for the remainder of her indenture in 19 February 1659. The Cools lived in Wildwyck/Esopus (now Kingston, Ulster, New York) where he worked for Juriaen Westfael, a farmer, and Marritje also worked, probably as a laundress. They moved to New Amsterdam (New York City) in 1667, where Jacob became a porter in the Weigh house and a beer and wine carrier like his father. By 1689, they had returned to Ulster County, where Jacob took an oath of allegiance.

Jacob and Marritje (Simons) Cool had the following children-Symen Kool, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 27 Mar 1661 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married 1st Anna Hendrix 2 Oct 1681 in Hurley, Ulster, New York, and married 2nd Belitje Pieters Wybersson; Barent Cool, baptized 18 Nov 1663 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, probably died before 1665; Barent Cool, baptized 1 Feb 1665 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, probably died between 1666 and 1668; Arent Cool, baptized 7 Mar 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Marritje Jacobs Cool, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 7 Mar 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Johannes Jurian Westfall 28 Jan 1683 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Barent Cool, baptized 4 Nov 1668 in New Amsterdam, married Margriet Obe; Claertie Cool, baptized 21 Oct 1671 in New Amsterdam; and Jacob Kool, baptized 1 Jan 1673 in New Amsterdam.

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(1aa) Jacob Barentsen Cool and Marretje Simons' daughter Marretje Jacobs Cool (or Kool) born in 1666, baptized 7 Mar 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Johannes Jurian Westfall. She had three older brothers, Symen, Barent (who died young), and Barent, and another brother, Arent, who was probably her twin. Johannes Juriaen Westfall was born in 1660 in Foxhall Manor, Ulster City, New York. He died about 1725 in Minisink, Orange County, New York. He was the son of Juriaen and Maritje (Hansen Van Nordstrand) Westfall, the first of our Westfall family to immigrate to America. He married Marritje Jacobsen Cool January 28, 1683 in Kingston, New York. Johannes was among those who obtained a deed from a group of Native Americans for land in the Minisink area. This land is believed to be located in between the present-day cities of Westbrookville and Port Jervis, Orange, New York.

(Note: The surname Cool was also sometimes spelled Kool or Cole.)

Johannes and Marretje (Kool) Westfall had 13 children-Jurian George Westfall, Maretje Maria Westfall, Rebecca Westfall, Janneetje Westfall, Sara Westfall, Jacob Westfall, Abel John Westfall, Nicholas Westfall, Klaartjen Westfall, Rymerick Westfall, Helena Westfall, Rachel Westfall, and John W. Westfall. For more information about Johannes and Maritje (Cool) Westfall and their descendants click here- Johannes Westfall Family

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(2a) Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marretje Leendertse DeGrauw's daughter Apollonia Barentse Cool was born 29 Jan 1644/1645 in Esopus, Ulster Co., New York. Her Christening: 29 Jan 1645 Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, New York. She died aft. 1721 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York. She married William Isaacsen Van Vredenberg 16 Oct 1664 in Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, New York. He was born 1 Jan 1636 at Kloosterkerk, The Hauge, Zuid Holland, Netherlands. His father was Isaak Willemsz Van Vreedenburgh and his mother was Cornelia Jans. Children of William Isaacsen Van Vredenberg and Apollonia Barentse Cool were-Willem Van Vredenburg born Bef. 22 Dec 1677 in Rhinebeck, Dtch., New York; Marytje Van Vredenburg born abt. 1669 in of New York; Ariaentje Van Vredenburg born 8 Dec 1675 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Elisabeth Van Vredenburg born 19 May 1680 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Isaac Van Vredenburg born Bef. 4 Oct 1665 in New York, New York; Cornelia Vredenburg born Bef. 14 Dec 1667 in New York, New York; Maria van Vredenburg born Bef. 3 Nov 1669 in New York, New York. christened 3 Nov 1669 in Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, New York; Johannes Vredenburg born 19 Oct 1671 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Annetje Vredenburg christened 8 Dec 1673 in New York, New York; Abraham Vredenburg born Bef. 27 Jan 1681/1682 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. christened 27 Jan 1682 in Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, New York; Janettje Vredenburg born 6 Apr 1684 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Rachel Vredenburg born 6 Nov 1687 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Elizabeth van Vredenburg born abt. 1670 in New York City, New York; Jannetje van Vredenburg born Bef. 6 Apr 1684 in Kingston, New York, married 16 Oct 1664 in Reformed Dutch Church, New York, New York.

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(3a) Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marretje Leendertse DeGrauw's daughter Aeltje Barentse Cool was born Bef. 23 Sep 1640 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland. Her Christening: 23 Sep 1640 Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam. She died Aft. Oct 1693 in New York, New York. She married Paulus Turck 12 Sep 1660 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Children of Paulus Turck and Aeltje Barentse Cool were-Paulus Turck born Bef. 13 Jul 1664 in New York, New York; Jacobus Turk born 1661 in Kinderhook, (New Jersey), New Netherland; Maryken Turck born Dec 1666 in New York, New York; Sara Turck born Bef. 14 Aug 1678 in New York, New York; Helena Turck born Bef. 22 Mar 1670/1671 in New York, New York; Augustinus Turck born Bef. 2 Jul 1673 in New York, New York; Anna Turck born abt. 1673; Elizabeth Turck born abt. 1675 in New York, New York; Saartje Turck born Bef. 11 Jul 1677 in New York, New York; Cornelius Turck born Bef. 20 Sep 1679 in New York, New York; Johannes Turck born Bef. 26 Apr 1682 in New York, New York, married 12 Sep 1660 in Dutch Reformed Dutch Church of New York.

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(4a) Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marretje Leendertse DeGrauw's son Leendert Barentse Kool was born 1 Dec 1647 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland. He died 28 Sep 1735 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York. Leendert lived in Marbletown, 7 miles southwest of Kingston. He owned and mortgaged several properties at Monbackus, now the town of Rochester. He was listed on the tax lists until February 1728. Cole, Rev. , Isaac Kool (Cool or Cole) and Catherine Serven, New York: John F. Trow & Son (1876), p. 25: "On page 26 of Book of Deeds AA in CountyClerk''s Office at Kingston, also on pages 70 and 266 of the same volume, and again on page 404 of Book BB, are found deeds of land sold by this Leendert Kool to different individuals. The first of these deeds is dated Feb. 18, 1685, and the last is after 1700. In them he styles himself Leendert Kool, and calls his wife Mary. The deed show that his residence was at Marbletown in Ulster County, about seven miles from Kingston, but he attended church at thelatter place. In these deeds his name is spelled in several different ways,among which are found Coule and Colle, as well as Cool and Kool. "I may adhere that possibly Leendert Cool and Marretje Della, who were stated . . . to have had a son Cornelis baptized in New York, April 18, 1694, may have been Leendert Cool and Marretje Cornelis. If so, the wife's full name was Marretje Cornelis Della. Della appears, however, nowhere else in the many occurrences of her name." "The descendants of Leendert Cool and Marretje Cornelis are still to be found in Ulster County, and near Marbletown where the parents lived. He married Marretje Cornelis abt. 1672 in Esopus, Ulster Co., New York. Children of Leendert Barentse Kool and Marretje Cornelis were-Cornelis Cool born 15 May 1673 in New York, New York; Leendert Cool born 1675 in Marbletown, Ulster Co., New York; Johannes Cool born 1677; Harmanus Cool born 30 Nov 1679 in Kingston, New York; Harmanus Cool born 24 Apr 1681 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Willem Cool born 4 Mar 1682/1683 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York; Barent Cool born 9 Jun 1684 in Kingston, New York; Marytje Maria Cool born 7 May 1686 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York; Willem Cool born 3 Feb 1689 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Catrinjen Du Bois; and Cornelius Cool born 18 Mar 1693/1694.

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(1aa) Leendert Barentse Cool and Marretje Cornelis' son Willem Cool was born on 3 February 1689 at Kingston, New York. He married Catrinjen du Bois abt. 1711. She was born on 17 April 1692 at Kingston, New York. She was the daughter of David du Bois and Cornelia Vernooy. Children of Willem Kool and Catrinjen du Bois were-David Cole born 1712, died 1760, married Eleanora Westfall; Johannes Cole born 21 Feb 1714, married Pierternelia Van Aken; Lizabeth Cole born 1716, married Hendrick Kuykendall; Josias Cole born 1719, married Maria Kimmer or Kimmel; Benjamin Cole born 1721; Catrina Cole born 1724, married Jacobus Rosenkranz; Willem Cole born 1726, married Maria Cuddebeck; Zarah Cole born 1729; Maria Cole born 1734; and Corneliatje born 1737.

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(5a) Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marretje Leendertse DeGrauw's son Theunis Barentszen Kool born Bef. 17 Aug 1653 in New Amsterdam. Christening: 17 Aug 1653 Dutchess, Reformed Church, New Amsterdam. He died abt. 1715 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York. He was a member of the Albany Dutch Reformed Church. He Leased a farm in Columbia County in 1685. Cole, Rev. , Isaac Kool (Cool or Cole) and Catharine Serven, New York: John F. Trow & Son (1876), p. 26: "Theunis married Marretje Gerrits (widow), Jan. 12, 1676. In the New York Record the husband is entered as Theunis Barentsen Kool. No children of this pair are found on New York or Kingston records. At a later period, I find one Theunis Kool at Kingston, his name having probably come from this Theunis. My impression is that Theunis Barentsen Kool was the ancestor of the line of "Kools" now existing in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, N.J. Very many Kools appear on the records of the Readington, N.J. Reformed Church, from its organization in 1719 till now. They have been very fond of the name Theunis and are known to be of the Holland Kools. No doubt this ancestor settled in that part of the country, as, after his marriage he cannot be found either in New York or Kingston." Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston: Teunis Kool, widower of Marritje Gerrits, born in N. Jorck, and Willemje Langen, j.d., born under the jurisdicdtion of Kingston, both resid. in Kingstown. Banns published, but dates not given. 2 Married: 22 Nov 1696 in Kingston, New York. Children of Theunis Barentszen Kool and Marretje Gerrits were-Teunis Cool born 18 Sep 1697 in Hurley Township, Ulster Co., New York; Arie Cool born 1698 in Kingston, New York; Barent Cool born 3 Feb 1700/1701 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Frans Cool born 25 Oct 1702 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York; Hendrick Cool born abt. 1704; Nelltje De Long Cool born abt. 1716 in Kingston Township, Ulster Co., New York.

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(6a) Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marretje Leendertse DeGrauw's son Pieter Barentse Kool was born 29 Aug 1657 in New York, New York, New York. Christening: 29 Aug 1657 Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster Co., New York. He died 1720 in Hackensack, New Jersey. He bought 170 acres of land on the north side of Rondout Kill in Ulster County in 1685. Moved to Hackensack, NJ and then to Albany, NY. He was one of the first settlers on the Livingston Manor where Roeliff Jansen Kill flows into the Hudson River. He was a charter member of the Linlithgo Church at Livingston Manor. Peter and Jannetje Kool were among the original settlers of Hackensack, NJ (New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. VII, No. 2, Apr. 1876) Cole, Rev. , Isaac Kool (Cool or Cole) and Catharine Serven, New York: John F. Trow & Son (1876), p. 26: "Pieter married Henrica Jans in New York Nov.3, 1680, and afterwards Jannetje Dingman at Kingston, Feb. 5, 1688. In the entry of the New York marrige he is called Pieter Barentsen Kool. In the entry of the later marriage at Kingston he is put down as "Pieter B. Kool of Kinderhook." He had seven chiildren, viz. Johannes, Barent, Pieter, Adam, Willem, Marretje, and Andries. With their baptisms, the father's name is in one place entered as Pieter Barentsen Kool, and in all other places as simply Pieter Kool. He seems to have lived at one time in Kingston, at another time at Kinderhook, and in the latter part of his life at Hackensack, N.J. The first five children were baptized at Kingston, and the last two at Hackensack. The dates range from Aug. 28, 1681, to March 4, 1705." Pieter Barentse Kool married Henrica Jans Nov 1680 in New York, New York. Children of Pieter Barentse Kool and Henrica Jans-Johannes Cool born 28 Aug 1681 in Kingston, New York; Barent Cool born 11 Feb 1682/1683 in Kingston, New York; Pieter Cool born 27 Sep 1685 in Kingston, New York. Pieter Barentse Kool married Jannetje Dingman 5 Feb 1687/1688 in Albany, New York. Children of Jannetje Dingman were-Adam Cool born 23 Sep 1688 in Kingston, New York; William Cool born 28 Apr 1693 in Kingston, New York; Marretje Cool born 29 Jul 1695 in Hackensack, New Jersey; Henderikie Cool born abt. 1697; Andries Cool born 4 Mar 1704/1705 in Hackensack, New Jersey; Hendrick Cool born 5 Oct 1707 in Albany, New York; Pieter Cole born 30 Apr 1710 in Albany, New York; Abraham Cool born 24 Feb 1711/1712 in Kostverlooren, New York; and Sarah Cool born abt. 1713.

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(Note: From - General notes: From "The Barent Jacobsen Cool Family," Richard H. Benson, Newbury Street Press, Boston, 2001 ----- Barent Jacobsen Cool sailed to New Amsterdam, possibly from Amsterdam asa 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 apopulation 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. The cost was recorded as 27 rolls of cloth, 6 axes, 6 kettles, 18 knives, and otherarticles. This was done to halt English exploration of the land. Barent's group also built a trading house called "The House of Good Hope" and fortified it with several cannons. Barent returned to Amsterdam by November 16, 1635. At that time, he and a gold wiremaker named Jacob Hanssen lodged a complaint about withholding pay from officers of the West India Company returning to Amsterdam on the ship Eendracht against Lubbert van Dincklagen, the former sheriff of New Netherland. Van Dincklagen said it was part of dispute with the director-general of the colony, named Wouter van Twiller. Barent sailed on the ship Den Dolphyn to New Amsterdam in early 1638 with his father-in-law, Leendert Arentsen DeGrauw. It is presumed that his wife and her brothers and sisters were also on board. On April 19, 1638,the crew of the Den Dolphyn made a formal complaint to the provincial secretary about how the ship leaked during the voyage and that the captain had not provided enough food for the passengers. Barent and DeGrauw testified that several children belonging to Jan Schepmoes and his wife didn't receive enough food. 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 BeerPorters) on July 17, 1665. On April 14, 1657, he was enrolled as a burgher of New Amsterdam and took an oath of allegiance to the city authorities, the States-General of the United Netherlands, and the Dutch West India Company and its director-general. After the surrender of New Amsterdam to the English in September 1664, Barent took an oath of allegiance to the king of Great Britain. Barent and his family lived in house that was owned by the West India Company. This house was on Brough (Bridge) Street. In 1668, the governor conferred title of Barent's father-in-law's land to him. This lot was on Broadway, just south of Wall Street across from the south yard of Trinity Church. The last known record of Barent Jacobsen Cool is at the baptism of his grandson in New York, dated October 21, 1671, in which he is listed as a sponsor.)

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(Note: From - St. Nicholas Society Genealogical Records, Vol. 2 (1905): --- Officer/yacht master with Dutch West India Company under Governor Minuit. 5 May 1654--AppointedExciseman of Wine and Beer with Pieter Casparszen Mabille van Naarden. 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 Jeffrey, "Presenting the Family of William Jeffrey Cole" (self-pub.), p. 37: "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, and on the 8th dayof June of that year he, with Commissary Jacob Van Curler and five others, signed a treaty with the Sachem Tatoepam, Chief of the Sickemanes Indians, owners of the river of New Netherland, called "Connetticuck," by which, in consideration of their receiving twenty-seven ells of cloth, six axes, six kettles, eighteen knives, and various other articles, the aforesaid Indians sold a tract of land called "Sicajook," being the flat extending about one league along the river and one-third of a league in width to the high land, on condition that all tribes might freely and in safety resort to the purchased land for trade purposes. The treaty also provided that the Sachem Altabacuhote was to dwell on the purchased land with the assent of Chief Margaratin of the Sloops Bay Indians.

"About 1637 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 Barentse Cool, who was born in 1638. Barent Jacobse Cool was enrolled as a "Burgher" of New Amsterdam on 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. In October, 1664, after the surrender of New Amsterdam to the English, he took the oath of allegiance to the King ofEngland. He was living on the 21st October, 1671, when he acted as sponsorat the baptism of his grandson, Johannes Villems Van Vreedenberg. The exact date of his death and that of his wife is not known, but the latter was still living in 1668."

12 Jan. 1645: "Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Leendert Arentsz, aged forty-four years, and Barent Jacobsz, aged thirty-four years, who at the request of Jan Jansz Schepmoes jointly attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if necessary and required, that it is true and truthful that they arrived here in the year 1638 in the ship Den Dolphyn, on board of which were then also Jan Schepmoes, his wife and two children, of which children during the voyage one received half rations and the younger, being a sucking babe, never received any ship's food. All of which they, the deponents, offer to confirm. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 12th of January 1645. Cole, Rev. , Isaac Kool (Cool or Cole) and Catherine Serven, New York: John F. Trow & Son (1876): "The first appearance of Barent Jacobsen Kool on any American civil record . . . bears the date June 8, 1633. The record shows that at that time he held an office in the service of the West India Company. He had probably then been a resident of New Amsterdam for some time. It is likely . . . that he 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, the year afterthe surrender of New Amsterdam to the English.)

Wilhelm Jansz De Duyster (Van Heerden)

Wilhelm Jansz De Duyster (Van Heerden) was born about 1601 in Elinigen, Brabant, Netherlands. He was married to 1st Mrs. Van Heerden. Wilhelm Jansz De Duyster and Mrs. Van Heerden had the following children-Roelof Willemszen Ye Duyster; Jan Wilhelmszen De Duitscher. Wilhelm Jansz De Duyster married 2nd to Leentje Martens on 18 Dec 1654 in Heerden, Gelderland, Holland. Leentje Martens was born about 1605. She died on 15 Sep 1655. (Notes: Leentje was the widow of the patriotic Jochem Pieterzen (Kuyter) when she married Wilhelm. Kuyter was slain by the Indians March 1654. Because of the troublesome time she remarried quickly. She was massacred by Indians 15 Sep 1655.)

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(1) Wilhelm Jansz De Duyster and Mrs. Van Heerden's son Roelof Willemszen Ye Duyster was born about 1638 in Heerden, Gelderland, Holland. He was married to Willempje Thyssen (daughter of Mathew Thyssen) before 1663 in Beverwyck, Albany Co., NY. Willempje Thyssen was born about 1642. (Notes: March 6 1666/67 Roelof and Willempje became Brooklyn Church members. Willempje was sponsor with the well-known Resolved Waldron. Willempje became the third wife of Jan Corneliszen Buys, son of Cornelis Buys of Buninck and Hendrickje Jansen Damen, sister of the Jan Janszen Damen so prominent in Early New York, who adopted Jan Buys and his son.) Roelof Willemszen Ye Duyster and Willempje Thyssen had the following children-Mageltje Roelofsze Ye Duyster; Willem Roelofszen Dutcher born about 1672, died after 1686; and Jan Wilhelmszen De Duitscher born about 1640 in Heerden, Gelderland, Holland, died in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, married to Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse.

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(1a) Roelof Willemszen Ye Duyster and Willempje Thyssen's son Jan Wilhelmszen De Duitscher was born about 1640 in Heerden, Gelderland, Holland, and died in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. He married to Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse about 1660 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. She was born about 1642 in Kingston, Albany Co., New York, daughter of Cornelius Cornelisse and Teetze Marten. Jan's name changed to Jan Williamzen Dutcher and he served in the early Indian War 1686-1687 in Kingston, Ulster County. (Notes: Jan and Geertje resided in Flatbush, Kings Co., NY until about 1675 when they moved to Ulster County. Both Jan and Roelof appear about the same dates 1660-1663 at Beverwyck, Fort Orange, or the present Albany, NY. Jan moving to Ulster County, NY.)

Jan Wilhelmszen De Dutcher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse had these children-Willem De Duyster; Cornelis De Duycher; Cornelia Janzse De Duyster; Roelof De Duyster; Catharina De Duyster; Direck De Duyster; Barent Dutcher; David De Duyster; and Matthew (Tys) Dutcher born on 24 Apr 1681 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY.

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(1aa) Jan Wilhelmszen De Duitscher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse's son Willem De Duyster was born on 22 Jan 1662 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. He married Sarah Giles.

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(2aa) Wilhelmszen De Duitscher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse's son Cornelis De Duycher was born about 1667 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. He married Leonora De Hooges (daughter of Anthony De Hooges and Eva Bratt) before 1692. Leonora De Hooges was born about 1667. Cornelis De Dutcher and Leonora De Hooges had a daughter-Margaret De Duycher.

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(1aaa) Cornelis De Dutcher and Leonora De Hooges' daughter Margrietje "Margaret" De Duycher (or De Duyster) was baptised Apr. 23, 1693 at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church, Ulster Co., NY. She married Jacob Westfall 12-21-1717 in Minisink, Orange County, New York. He was the son of Johannes and Maritje (Kool) Westfall. He was born in 1693 in Esopus, Ulster County, New York. He died in 1784. (Note: Jacob Westfall was my gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather by the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to her cousin Cornelius Westfall Sr. who was also Johannes and Maritje (Kool) Westfall's son and my gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather as well.)

Jacob Westfall and Margrietje "Margaret" De Duyster had 8 children-Elizabeth Westfall, Maria Westfall, Eleanora Westfall, Cornelius Westfall, Sarah (Zara) Westfall, Joanna Westfall, Sophia Westfall, and Margaret Westfall.

For more information about Jacob and Margrietje "Margaret" De Duyster's family and descendants see above on this page under Jacob Westfall.

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(3aa) Wilhelmszen De Duitscher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse's daughter Cornelia Janzse De Duyster was born in 1670 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. She married John Wels (son of Rickard Wels) in Jan 1689. John Wels was born in 1664 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. He died in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. John Wels and Cornelia Janzse De Duyster had the following children-Marytjen or Maria Wels; Richard Wels was christened on 8 Jun 1694 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. Rutsjer Wels; Jan Wels; Samuel Wels; and Margriet Grietje Wels.

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(4aa) Wilhelmszen De Duitscher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse's son Roelof De Duyster was born about 1670 in Marbletown, Ulster Co., NY. He died on 19 Jan 1737 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. He was married to Jannetji Bressie (daughter of Christofel Bressie and Styutje Claes) on 17 Nov 1700 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. Jannetji Bressie was born about 1672 in Albany, Albany Co., NY. She died on 26 Jul 1749. (Notes: 1720 the family moved to Litchfield, CT. Roelof De Duyster and Jannetji Bressie had the following children-Johannes Dutcher was christened on 21 Sep 1701; Christena Dutcher; Christoffel Dutcher; Johannes Dutcher; Margaret Dutcher; Catrina; Cornelius Dutcher; Ruluff Dutcher; and Gabriel Dutcher.

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(5aa) Wilhelmszen De Duitscher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse's daughter Catharina De Duyster was born about 1671 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. She married Jan Rolland and Ruland. Jan Rolland and Ruland was born about 1671. Jan Rolland and Ruland and Catharina De Duyster had the following children-Lucas Rolland; Johannes Roeland was born on 13 APR 1701; and Joel Rolland or Roeland.

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(6aa) Wilhelmszen De Duitscher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse's son Direck De Duyster was born on 3 Jan 1675 in Hurley, Ulster Co., NY. He married Jannotje Hendrickse Bond (daughter of Hendrick Lambertszen Bond) on 19 Nov 1699 in Hurley, Ulster Co., NY. Jannotje Hendrickse Bond was born about 1678 in Schenectady RDC, Schenectady Co., NY. Direck De Duyster and Jannotje Hendrickse Bond had the following children-Margriet De Duijtser; Johannes De Duyster; Henry or Henricus Dutcher; Lea De Duijtser was born about 1706 in Hurley, Ulster Co., NY; David De Duijtser; Cornelius De Duijtser; Catrina De Duijtser; Rachel De Duijtser; Maritje or Maria De Duijtser; and Janneke De Duijtser was born about 1721 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.

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(7aa) Wilhelmszen De Duitscher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse's son Barent Dutcher was born about 1678 in Esopus, Ulster Co., NY. He died on 8 Aug 1751 in Philipsburgh, Westchester Co., NY. He was married to 1st to Martje Conklin (daughter of John Conckling and Helena _____) about 1700. Martje Conklin was born about 1675. She died before 1716. (Notes: Barent born in Esophus probably about 1678, settled in Philipsburgh where he married about 1700 Mary d/o John Conklin, resided just north of the present Main Street, Irvington, NY. Barent and his wife Maritje united with the Old Dutch Church prior to 1701, but the exact date is not known. In 1706-1708 he filled the office of Deacon, and in 1718, 1722 and 1737 was chosen one of the Elders of the Old Dutch Church. A Barent Duyster was also Deacon in 1748, but is probable that was Barent Jr. and that Barent Sr. had died prior to that date. Doubtless he was buried in the Old Dutch churchyeard, but his grave is unmarked. He doubtless lived on what was long known as the old Dutcher farm at Irvington, and which, at his death, by unwritten law of primogeniture, came into possession of his eldest son, Johannis.) Barent Dutcher and Martje Conklin had the following children-Helena Dutcher was born in 1701, and died before 12 Mar 1712; Johannes Dutcher; Margrietze; David Dutcher; Helena Dutcher; Barent Dutcher; and Abram Dutcher born on 23 Apr 1717. Barent Dutcher married 2nd to Dirckje Smet (daughter of Cornelius Adrianszen Van Thuyl and Anna Frans) on 29 Dec 1717 in Tarrytown, Westchester Co., NY. Barent Dutcher and Dirckje Smet had the following children-Maragrietie Dutcher; Abraham Dutcher; Jannetje Dutcher; Isaac Dutcher born on 29 Nov 1720 in Tappan, Rockland Co., NY; Jacob Duytser; Maritie Duyster; and Ellen Dutcher.

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(8aa) Wilhelmszen De Duitscher and Margaret (Grietje) Cornelisse's son David De Duyster was born in 1679 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. He died about 2 Aug 1773. He was married to Elizabeth Davenport (daughter of Humphrey Davenport and Annetje Rosenkrans) on 19 Feb 1714 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. Elizabeth Davenport was born about 1689 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. She was christened on 3 Feb 1689 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. (Notes: David and Elizabeth resided at Rombouts Precinct, Dutchess Co., NY.) David De Duyster and Elizabeth Davenport had the following children-David Dutcher; Annatje Dutcher; Johannes De Duijtser born about 1722 in Dutchess Co., NY, christened on 21 NOV 1722 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY; William or Willem De Duijtser; Maria Dutcher; Barend De Duijtser or Dutcher; and Margrietje "Margaret" Dutcher.

(2a) Roelof Willemszen Ye Duyster and Willempje Thyssen's daughter Mageltje Roelofsze Ye Duyster was born about 1665 in Albany, Albany Co., NY. She was married to Jan Hendrickzen Oosteroom (son of Hendrick Janszen Oosteroom and Tryntje Lubbertse) on 19 Aug 1683 in Midwout, LI. Jan Hendrickzen Oosteroom was born on 24 JUN 1657 in Utrecht, Holland. Jan Hendrickzen Oosteroom Mageltje and Mageltje Roelofsze Ye Duyster had the following children-Trintje (Gertraud) Oosteroom; Willemje Oosteroom; Jannetje Oosteroom; Roelof Oosteroom; Maritje Oosteroom; Hendrick Oosteroom; Margariet Oosteroom; Johannes Oosteroom; and Jan Oosteroom.

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(Note: From - Excerpts from THE DUTCHER FAMILY BY WALTER KENNETH GRIFFIN (Pg.) 6 ... 3. "JAN2 WILLEMSZEN YE DUITCHER" (Wilhelm1). 1 Sept. 1689, Jan appears as "ye duitcher" in Ulster Co., N. Y., and took the oath of English allegiance (Hist. Ulster Co., 69). "Jan Willems- zen" with the subsequently notorious Aert Paterszen Tack, 5 Aug., 1660, purchased of Johanna de Laet, widow of Jan de Hulter, and wife of Hieronymus Ebbinghs of Hamurg, 48 morgens, 2 rods of land at Esopus, for 600 guilders, payable in three annual installments in grain and beavers (Pearson's Rens- selaerwyck, 276-7). Jan Willemszen made his mark. Tack, 14 Aug., 1661 (K., 7), appears in Kingston, and "Jan Willemszen" the same year (1897, Holl. Soc., 131). Burhan's Genealogy, p. 2, mentions an unconfirmed statement of the late Jonathan W. Hasbrouck that in 1663 "Jan Willemszen and his wife" in court at Kingston referred to Jacob Burhans as capable of testifying to their good character, as he came from their town Einigen in Brabant. 18 Sept., 1663, "Jan Willemszen" was fined for ven- turing outside the Kingston stockade, without a guard, in violation of a decree made after the Indian massacre of 7 June, 1663. 14 Sept., 1673, "Jan Willemszen" was lieutenant under Capt. Matheis Mathysen at Kingston (N. Y. State Hist. Rept., 1-383), and 1686-7 "Jan Willemszen" was corporal under the same captain, with "rullof Johnson" as a private (id. 2-451), and in 1687 "John Williamson" with "Barend a holender" (? Barent de Duytscher, 11), were "fottmen" in Capt. Tomes (Thomas) Ger- sones' Co. (id. 2-449). Assuming, as I believe to be correct, that Jan Willemszen ye duitcher is identical with Jan Willemsen, husband of Grietje Cornelisse, the children are: 6 Willem,3 b. 22 Jan., 1662 (K., 13); wit.: Jacob Barentszen (Cool) and Marretjen Simons (his wife); Saertje Jelles (i. e., Sarah Giles). No further trace. *7 Cornelis ye duitcher, b. circa 1667; m. before 1692, Leonora de Hooges. *8 Cornelia Jansen de Duytser, m. Jan., 1689, Jan Wels. *9 Catharina de Duytser, b. at Vlecke Bos, Ulster Co., N. Y. Had a son Lucas, 3 June, 1694, and m. Jan Roeland, 11 Feb., 1700 (K. M., 154). (Pg.) 7 *10 Dirck de Duytser, b. Hurley, Ulster Co.; m. 19 Nov., 1699, Jannetje Bont (K. M., 151). *11 Barent de Duytser, b. Esopus; m.(1) before 1701, Maretje Conckling; m.(2) 29 Dec., 1717, Dirckje Smit (T. M., 21). *12 Roelof de Duytser, b. Marbletown, Ulster Co.; m. banns 19 Nov., 1400, Jannetje Bressie (K. M., 164); d. 16 Jan 1737. *13 David de Duytser, b. Kingston, Ulster Co.; m. 19 Feb., 1714, Elizabeth Davenport (K. M., 309); d. 1773. 14 Tys (i. e., Mathew), b. 24 April, 1681 (K., 217); wit.: Jan Ewoutsen and Volkertjen Jans. Jan Ewoutsen (Ber- gen's Early Settlers) was a pot baker, and it may be noted that Johanna de Laet, from whom Jan Willems- zen bought his land at Esopus, conduted an early pottery at or near Kingston. Volckertjie Jans was 1st wife of Claes Jansen van Boekhaven of Albany in 1662 and prior thereto, when "Jan Willemszen" was there.)

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