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Johannes John Wesley Westfall

Johannes John Wesley Westfall, a son of Abel and Annetje (Bogaert) Westfall, was born in Kingston, NY October 23, 1724 and died in Hardy County VA in 1789. His will was proven in Hardy County April 13, 1789. He married a widow, Sarah (Vannoy) Hornbeck. Sarah, a daughter of Johannes and Janneker (Louw) Vannoy, was baptized in Kingston, NY February 6, 1732 and died in VA in 1792. She married Jonathan Hornbeck September 21, 1751. Jonathan died about 1755. They had a son Benjamin born in 1754. All Johannes and Sarah's children moved to Knox County Indiana and all died in that State.

Johannes John Wesley Westfall was the son of Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall. His grandparents were Johannes and Marritje (Kool) Westfall, and his great grandfather was the original Westfall immigrant to America who came to America in 1642 from Holland, Jurian Westfall who married Maritje Hansen.

(Note: Johannes John Wesley Westfall was a brother of my gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather Cornelius Westfall Sr.)

Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall's son Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Hornbeck 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.  

(1) Abel Westfall, a son of Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall, was born about 1755 and died in 1814. Abel Westfall born 18 Nov 1755 in Hampshire (now Hardy) Co., WVA, and died in 1814 in Knox Co. IN Terr. (now Greene Co., IN. He married 1st Rachel Edwards abt. 1784, and married 2nd Mary "Polly" Ramsour. Abel served as recruiting office for the 8th VA Regiment in the American Revolution and was then a Company Captain.

Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Abel Westfall married 1st Rachel Edwards, and they had 6 children-Newton Edward Westfall born 1785, married Christina Lovejoy; John Wesley Westfall born 1798 married Elizabeth 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, was the daughter of Abel Westfall and his 2nd wife Mary Polly Ramsour. Indiana Westfall married George Ruble.

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(1a) 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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(1aa) John Wesley Westfall and Elizabeth (Foster) Westfall's son Abraham J. Westfall was born February 03, 1838 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, and died February 05, 1907 in Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana. He married Margaret Diddema Barekman October 25, 1860 in Vencennes, Indiana, daughter of William Barekman and Diadema Morgan. Children of Abraham J. Westfall and Margaret Diddema (Barekman) Westfall were-Clara Westfall born November 04, 1861, married Court Buchanon Reel April 09, 1882 in Knox, Co., Indiana; Dora Westfall born October 24, 1863 in Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana, died March 05, 1941, married John Penington; Laura Westfall born 1865, married Charles Byers; Abraham Westfall born January 20, 1868, died March 05, 1941; Margaret Alton Westfall born November 12, 1870, Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana, died March 05, 1941 in Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana, married Henry Hoalt; Eliza Westfall born December 31, 1872; Elizabeth McGriffin Westfall born September 13, 1874 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, died January 15, 1938 at Little River, Mendocino Co., California, married Alonzo Woodward; Eunice Westfall born 1876, died bef. March 05, 1941, married Edward Henry; Joseph Perry Westfall born August 1879 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, died December 24, 1916 in Vincenes, Knox County, Indiana, married Wagner (first name unknown); Archibald McKee Westfall born August 14, 1882 in Vincenes, Knox County Indiana, died October 18, 1970, Vincenes, Knox County Indiana, married Flora Kaiser.

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(1aaa) Abraham J. Westfall and Margaret Diddema (Barekman) Westfall's daughter Dora Westfall was born October 24, 1863 in Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana, and died March 05, 1941. She married John Pennington October 27, 1881 in Knox, Co. Indiana. Children of John and Dora (Westfall) Pennington were-Dora Pennington; William Pennington born October 11, 1882, Knox, Co. Indiana; Gertrude Pennington born July 21, 1884, Knox, Co. Indiana; Margaret Pennington born July 1887; and Gladys Pennington born July 1896.

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(2aaa) Abraham J. Westfall and Margaret Diddema (Barekman) Westfall's son Abraham Westfall was born January 20, 1868, and died March 05, 1941. He married Mary Rhodarmel in 1895 in Knox, Co. Indiana, daughter of James Rhodarmel and and his wife who's last name was Johnson. Children of Abraham and Mary (Rhodarmel) Westfall were-Oscar Westfall born December 16, 1895, married Corrine Geiseke in 1934; Morris Westfall born April 17, 1897 in Knox, Co. Indiana, died April 1981 in Knox, Co. Indiana, married Virginia Tingley; Agnes Westfall born February 18, 1899, married Vivian Clark; Ruby Westfall born April 10, 1901, married Howard Downen; and baby girl Westfall born September 1902 (name unknown).

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(3aaa) Abraham J. Westfall and Margaret Diddema (Barekman) Westfall's daughter Margaret Alton Westfall was born November 12, 1870 in Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana, and died March 05, 1941 in Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana. She married Henry Preston Hoalt April 11, 1888 in Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana. Children of Henry Preston Hoalt and Margaret (Westfall) Hoalt were-infant Hoalt born October 03, 1888; Henry Richard Hoalt born May 18, 1890, Vincenes, Knox County Indiana, died March 1979, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, married Leelah M. Johnson July 07, 1912, Vincenes, Knox County Indiana; Dora Elsie Hoalt born April 01, 1899; d. January 01, 1918, married Raymond Summitt; Hazel Edith Hoalt born July 09, 1899, Vincenes, Knox County Indiana, died October 10, 1918, Vincenes, Knox County Indiana, married Ernest Otten October 10, 1918; and Louis James Hoalt born January 20, 1901, Vincenes, Knox County Indiana, died March 29, 1989, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, married Bennie Lucille Knuckles July 12, 1947, Brazil, Clay, Indiana.

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(4aaa) Abraham J. Westfall and Margaret Diddema (Barekman) Westfall's daughter Elizabeth McGriffin Westfall was born September 13, 1874 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, and died January 15, 1938 in Little River, Mendocino co. California. She married 1st Alonzo E. Woodward (or Woodword) September 26, 1894 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, son of Eli Woodward and Matlda Devall. She married 2nd William Henry Hurley September 13, 1922, son of Richard Hurley and Catherine Carey. Alonzo Woodward was a fireman for the City of Vincennes in Indiana. Children of Alonzo E. Woodward and Elizabeth McGriffin (Westfall) Woodward were-Alonzo Woodward Jr. born 1896, died February 24, 1907, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana; Margaret Woodward born 1898; Perry J. Woodward born May 08, 1900; Elizabeth Edith Woodward born April 17, 1902, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, died February 15, 1964, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, married 1st Smith, married 2nd Grover Morgan, married 3rd William Henry Hurley in 1916; Maurice Lionel Woodward born April 24, 1905, Vencennes, Indiana, married Anna Merle Hurst; and Ellis Woodward.  

(2) Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Cornelius Westfall 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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(1a) Cornelius and Elizabeth (Lambert) Springstone Westfall's son Andrew Westfall was born in 1792 in WVA, amd died 9 Dec 1839 in IN. He married Catherine Wood 12 Feb 1818 in Ross Co. OH. She was born in 1802 in KY, and died in 1865 in IN. Her father was John Wood and her mother was Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). Andrew and Catherine (Wood) Westfall had the following children-Jemima Westfall (twin) born 10 Dec 1818 in Ross Co., OH, and died 1902 in Knox Co., IN, married Thomas E. Jordon in 1840 in Knox Co., IN; and (twin to Jemima) daughter Westfall born 10 Dec 1818 in Ross Co., OH, died 10 Dec 1818 in Ross Co., OH.

(3) John Westfall, a son of Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) [Hornbeck] Westfall, was born in VA in 1757 and died in Knox County IN October 1, 1808. He married Mary Alton. John served in his brother Abel Westfall's Company of the 8th VA Regiment in the Revolution.

Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son John Westfall and Mary (Alton) Westfall 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.

(4) Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Jacob Westfall was born 1760 at Hampshire (now Hardy) Co. WVA, and died in 1801 at Hampshire (now Hardy) Co. WVA. He married in 1790 to Sidney Elizabeth Pugh born 1768 at Capon Bridge, Hampshire (now Hardy) Co., WVA, and died Bet. 1825 - 1830 at Ross Co., OH. She married 2nd in 1802 to Christopher Lamberton. Children of Jacob Westfall and Sidney Elizabeth Pugh were-Margaret "Peggy" Westfall born in 1792, married Thomas Phillips 12 Mar 1815 in Randolph Co. WVA; Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Westfall born in 1793, married in 1810 to Asa Murphy; Isaac Westfall born 1794; Harvey Westfall born 27 May 1796, married in 1820 to Hannah Conklin; Mary "Polly" Westfall born 31 Oct 1797, married in 1818 to William Crouch; Sidney Westfall born 1801 in WVA, died in 1873 in WVA, married 1st in 1820 in WVA to Franklin W. Carmichael.

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(1a) Jacob Westfall and Sidney Elizabeth (Pugh) Westfall's son Harvey Westfall was born 27 May 1796. He married in 1820 to Hannah Conklin. Child of Harvey and Hannah (Conklin) Westfall was-Sarah Ann Westfall born 4 Dec 1831 in Plymouth, Huron Co., Ohio, married Stephen Howard Starr

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(1aa) Harvey and Hannah (Conklin) Westfall's daughter Sarah Ann Westfall was born on 4 Dec 1831 in Plymouth, Huron Co., Ohio. She was married to Stephen Howard Starr on 23 May 1850. Children of Stephen Howard Starr and Sarah Ann (Westfall) Starr were-Ella Isadore Starr, Mary Mercy Starr, Eva Hannah Starr, Charles Harvey Starr, George Washington Starr, Ada Delia Starr, Laura May Starr, and Jay Wilbor Starr.

(5) Isaac Westfall, a son of Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall, was born in 1762 and died in Owen County IN about 1830. (His estate was settled August 21, 1830 in Owen County.) He married Elizabeth Poage. Isaac was granted land in Randolph County Va in 1785. He appeared on the tax rolls of Hardy County VA beginning in 1789. He purchased two tracts of land in Pendleton County VA August 5, 1793. A commission reportedly met with Elizabeth March 14, 1797 to obtain her dower release for the land. This indicates that Isaac was deceased before this date. However, Isaac's estate was transferred in Owen County in August 21, 1830.

Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Isaac Westfall and Elizabeth (Poage) Westfall 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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(1a) Isaac Westfall and Elizabeth (Poage) Westfall's son Abraham Westfall was born in 1792. He married Sarah Ramsour (or Rumsour). They lived in Jasper County, Illinois in 1841. Abraham and Sarah (Rumsour) Westfall had 6 children-Edward Dixon Westfall (1820-1897) who was a Texas Ranger; Jane Westfall born about 1832, married John Reinbold; Isaac Westfall, died Grayson County, Texas.; Henry Westfall, died abt. 1864 in Mumfordville, Kentucky (Died during the Civil War); Abel Westfall born in 1828, died in 1903; and another child name unknown.

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(1aa) Abraham and Sarah (Rumsour) Westfall's son Edward Dixon Westfall was born December 22, 1820 in Knox County, Indiana, and died June 12, 1897, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married Josephune Susan Dillon June 5, 1881 in Bexar County, Texas. They had no children. Edward Dixon Westfall Came to Texas in 1845 and to San Antonio in 1846. He was an early settler of Zavala County, Texas and a Texas Ranger. He came to Texas in 1845, and moved from Hopkins County, Texas, to San Antonio in 1845 or 1846. He also served in The Mexican War. He joined the company of Capt. John Conner in Col. Peter Hansbrough Bell's regiment. Later he served in Capt. William G. Crump's company. After the war in 1848 he built a cabin on the Leona River, seven miles south of the site of present day Batesville in east central Zavala County. He is believed to be the first settler in the area of Zavala County.

Note: I found the following information about Abraham and Sarah (Rumsour) Westfall's son Edward Dixon Westfall on the internet at this website, Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/WW/fwe37.html

WESTFALL, EDWARD DIXON (1820-1897)

Edward Dixon Westfall, early settler of Zavala County and Texas Ranger, was born on December 22, 1820, in Knox County, Indiana. His father, Abraham, moved the family to Jasper County, Illinois, in 1841. Edward Westfall left Illinois in 1843 to go to Missouri, intending to join a wagon train to Oregon. Instead he traveled and held various jobs until he came to Texas in 1845. Westfall moved from Hopkins County, Texas, to San Antonio in 1845 or 1846. The Mexican War had broken out, and he joined the company of Capt. John Conner in Col. Peter Hansbrough Bell's regiment. Later he served in Capt. William G. Crump's company.

After the war in 1848 Westfall built a cabin on the Leona River, seven miles south of the site of present-day Batesville in east central Zavala County. Westfall is believed to be the first settler in the area of Zavala County. He spent the next twenty-nine years in that vicinity, farming under the constant threat of Indian raids and serving as a guide for settlers, rangers, and soldiers with his good friends William A. A. (Bigfoot) Wallace and Henry Robinson. He was a stage guard when Wallace had the contract to carry mail to El Paso. When Wallace was commissioned by Governor Bell to raise a company of rangers for frontier defense, Westfall was one of his lieutenants.

Westfall returned to his cabin after his service under Wallace sometime in 1855 and was severely wounded in an Indian attack; his dog "George Washington" died of a lance wound defending his master. During the Civil War Westfall moved his livestock to the Nueces Canyon near Camp Wood; in 1874 he moved to Bexar County, where he farmed on Calaveras Creek about sixteen miles from San Antonio. Westfall moved back to San Antonio in 1877. He married Josephine Susan Dillon in 1881.

Westfall's journals, which he kept from 1886 to his death in 1897, reveal that he was a man who loved to read, although he had little formal education. When he died of fever on June 12, 1897, he left his estate to his wife and stipulated that after her death it was to be applied to the establishment of a free public library in San Antonio, or if one were already established, it was to be used for improving existing service. By the time Mrs. Westfall died, on January 4, 1940, San Antonio had a public library system, and in June 1963 the Westfall Branch Library, built partially with the proceeds from Westfall's estate and partially from city funds, was opened. Both Westfall and his wife were buried at Elmendorf. The journals of Edward Dixon Westfall were on repository in the San Antonio Public Library in 1990.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Kathryn and Irwin Sexton, "Edward Dixon Westfall," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 68 (July 1964). Andrew Jackson Sowell, Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas (Austin: Ben C. Jones, 1900; rpt., Austin: State House Press, 1986). Edward Westfall, Journals, San Antonio Public Library. Zavala County Historical Commission, Now and Then in Zavala County (Crystal City, Texas, 1985). Irwin and Kathryn Sexton

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Note: I also found the following information about Abraham and Sarah (Rumsour) Westfall's son Edward Dixon Westfall on the internet at this website- http://www.twward.org/articles.htm

Edward Dixon Westfall
Citizen of Texas
By Debra Westfall

  Edward Dixon Westfall was born 22 December 1820 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, the son of Abraham Westfall and Sarah Rumsour. He had an adventuresome soul and in 1843 he left Indiana to join a wagon train in Missouri bound for Oregon. Instead he traveled and held various jobs and ended up in Hopkins County, Texas in 1845. He moved from Hopkins County to San Antonio and after the Mexican War he moved to Zavala County and is believed to be the first settler there. 

Edward was a guide, a stagecoach guard, an Indian Fighter, fought in the Mexican War, and a lieutenant in the Texas Rangers under A. A. "Bigfoot" Wallace.  Westfall along with Bigfoot Wallace traveled through Monahans guarding the stagecoach on its way to El Paso and both were well known scouts for south and west Texas. After the Mexican War he was severely wounded in an Indian fight at his cabin in Zavala County, Abel Westfall moved to Texas after this event to help his brother take care of his property during his recuperation. 

In 1874 Ed moved to Bexar County where he farmed on the Calaveras Creek near Elmendorf.  There he finally settled down in his sixties and married Josephine Susan Dillon. Abel went back to Indiana for a short time and then he moved his family to Texas and though Edward had no children his brother Abel's family has thrived here.

He had a very open view on church, he loved to go and listen to church services whenever the circuit preachers came around. The denomination did not matter though Edward preferred sermons base on following God's ways for the love of God, he firmly did not believe you should practice religion because of fear of damnation. In his journeys there was a comment he made that was rather interesting.  He stated, "I do not understand what it is about wash day that takes a perfectly even tempered women and makes her grumpy, plum to the point that a man doesn't come home for supper and dinner is always late." Edward walked to town everyday to get the newspapers, he loved knowing what was going on in the area and country, he mentions in a few entries his displeasure when the did not arrive on time and he went home empty handed.

Before his death he wrote his will leaving his entire estate to the city of San Antonio, after the death of his wife. The proceeds were to go to building a public library, with the stipulation that there be a reading room for black people.  If at the time of his wife's death a library was already build, then the proceeds were to go for improvements. His wife was thirty-seven years younger than her husband, so for the forty-three years she lived after her husband she lived off of his pensions from the Mexican War and Indian War. At the time of her death his estate went for around $50,000. The City of San Antonio used the money toward a branch library and named it the Westfall Branch Library. A picture of Edward Westfall hangs on the wall in the library reminding us of his generosity.

He died in 1897 at the age of 76 on his farm and was referred to by his wife as "a loving, caring husband that would be sorely missed."  He left no descendants, but his brother Abel's family has thrived in Texas and are very proud of the contributions that Edward made to Texas during his life.

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(1aa) Abraham and Sarah (Rumsour) Westfall's son Abel Westfall was born in Knox Co., Indiana the 28th of August 1828, and died 21 January 1903 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas. Abel married and had a son William E. Westfall born 11 May 1857 in Knox Co., Indiana (I don't know the name of Abel's wife). Abel's son William Westfall married Ary H. Newman 14 September 1885 in San Antonio,Tex.

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(1aaa) Abel Westfall;s son William E. Westfall and his wife Ary (Newman) Westfall had a son Arthur S. Westfall born 19 May 1899 in Wilson Co., Texas. Arthur married Miriam Ada Short 6 August 1929 in Stockdale Co.,Tx. Arthur died 29 June 1946 in Wilson Co., Tx. Arthur and Ada (Short) Westfall had a son Louis Westfall.

(6) Abraham Westfall, a son of Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall, was born about 1763 in Hampshire (now Hardy) Co. WVA, and died in 1805. He married Massie Harbin in Vincennes, IN October 11, 1788. Massie was a daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Harbin.

Johannes and Sarah (Vannoy) Westfall's son Abraham Westfall married Massie (Mercy) Harbin, and they had 6 children-James Westfall born 1790 married 1st Rebecca Ferguson, married 2nd Mary Bednall, and married 3rd Prudence Flowers; Thomas Westfall born 1794 married Polly Springer; Sally Westfall born 1796 married William Scott; Isaac Westfall born 1810 married Sarah Westfall; Joshua Westfall born 1792; and Abraham Westfall born 1802 married Elizabeth Harbin.

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(1a) Abraham and Mercy (Harbin) Westfall's son James Westfall was born in 1790. He married 1st Rebecca Ferguson, married 2nd Mary Bedell, and married 3rd Prudence Flowers (or Flower). He married Prudence Flowers in 1842. She was born in abt. 1800 or later in IN. James and Prudence (Flowers) Westfall had these children-Abraham G. Westfall born in 1844, James T. Westfall born about !846 or 1847, and Harvey (Harry) Westfall born about 1848 in Indiana, and died after 1870.

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(1aa) James and 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.

Marinus Van Aken

Marinus Van Aken was born about 1660 in Holland. Marinus Van Aken was a son of Cornelius Van Aken and Coppins Galaertje who were married July 21, 1652 in Cadzand, Holland. Marinus Van Aken was a grandson of Pieter Van Aken born in Thielt, Belgium, died 1680 in Niewvliet, Zeeland, Holland. Marinus Van Aken's first wife Prijntje Rents widowed him. He married Pieternelle de Pre van Wingen April 11, 1683 in Cadzand, Holland. They later emigrated to America. Marinus Van Aken emigrated from Cadzand, Holland about 1683 with his wife Pieternelle. Marinus's ancestors are thought to have emigrated from the ancient city of Aken, now more generally called Aix La-Chappelle or Aachen, from whence the name of the family of Van Akens and Van Aukens in America is taken. The name Achen is evidently derived from the springs for which the place has always been famous, and was the burial place of Charlemagne, the great German Emperor. Van Aachen or Aken simply describes a person 'as of or from' Aachen, of whom there were many of no relationship whatever, the place of primary residence becoming their proper name. Aken represents Dutch long sound of a, as does also Auken. In Holland the family name is traced back fifteen hundred years to the forth century when John Van Aken founded the ancient city of "Aken", located in Germany between the Rhine and Meuse rivers on the border of Holland. Marinus and Pieternelle emigrated to America and resided in Ulster County, around 1683, in the town of Esopus. They later resided in Rochester (Accord, NY). Their farm near Kingston is said to be still in the possession of their descendants. Marinus died sometime prior to 1724 in Rochester, Ulster Co., New York. He was buried in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York. Marinus Van Aken and Pieternelle de Pre (or de Prez) van Wingen had eight children-Pieter Van Aken born 27 Sep 1685 in Kingston, Ulster Co,, New York, died 31 Mar 1756 in, Ulster Co., New York, married Rusjen (Russia) Damen abt. 1705 in New York, born abt 1670 in, New York, and died aft. 9 Apr 1707; Sara Van Aken born 12 Feb 1687 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Nicholas (Claes) Westfall 20 Oct 1712 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, son of Jurian Westfall and Marretje Hansen Van Nordstrand, born 1659 in Foxhall Manor, Esopus, Ulster Co., New York; Cornelis Van Aken born 1698 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Zara (Sara) (Sarah) Westbrook 30 Apr 1714 in Kingston, Ulster, NY, daughter of Johannes Westbrook and Magdalena Janse Decker, born 10 Jun 1694 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, died 20 Dec 1766 in Port Jervis, Orange Co., New York, buried in Deer Park Cem, Port Jervis, New Jersey; Catrina Van Aken born 16 Oct 1692 in, Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Cornelis (De Pue) Depuy 6 May 1713 in Rochester, New York, born 1 Jan 1688 in Rochester, Ulster Co., New York, died abt 1766; Rachel Van Aken born 8 Jun 1695 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Willem Decker 30 Apr 1719 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, born 6 Nov 1687 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Neeltje (Elinor) Van Aken born 11 Sep 1697 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married 1st Edward Roberts abt. 1715 in New York, born abt 1693 in Kingston, Ulster Cp., New York, married 2nd Jan Emans 18 Nov 1724 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, born 1695/1699 in Long Island, Queens, New York; Abraham Van Aken born 29 Oct 1699 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Janetje DeWitt 1726 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, born 13 Jul 1701 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York; and Isaac Van Aken born 5 Jul 1702 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Rachel DeWitt 15 Apr 1723 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, born abt 1702 in New York.

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(Note: From - The Van Auken Family History and Genealogy - By Bradford J. Van Auken Jr. -- Marinus Van Aken was in Ulster County, NY sometime between 1683 and 1685. His marriage to Pieternelle de Pre in Cadzand, Holland took place on 11 Apr 1683. He took the oath of allegiance to the English government at Kingston, NY, in 1689. He was on the tax list on 9 Dec 1709 when he was taxed three shillings for '1 frye place and 1 slave'. He was also listed in the town of Rochester, Ulster Co., NY in 1711 and 1720/1. His children were all born (1685-1702) in Kingston NY." "Among the early families of Ulster County (or Esopus as it was more generally called in early days) that of Van Aaken is conspicuous, especially from the long line of descendants, now widely scattered and many of whom attained distinction." "In Holland the family name is traced back 1500 years, to the 4th century to John van Aken, the founder of the ancient city of Aken, now generally known as Aix La Chappele, located in Germany between the Rhine and Meuse Rivers, on the border of Holland .... There is a section called Aken or Acken, one mile south-east of Opmeer, a village eight miles north-west of Hoorn in the Province of North Holland, whence came some of the most prominent and enterprising of our early immigrants. In the same province are north and south Akendam, two villages, about six miles distant from Haarlem." "In French the name is Aix: in German, Aachen. 'It is evidently derived from the springs, for which Aix-la-Chapelle has always been famous.' The springs were early marked by a chapel (French chapelle) in which Pepin celebrated Christmas in 765." "Aiken represents Dutch long sound of a, as does also Auken."

"In this country the name is first on record at Fort Orange (now Albany) in 1652, in which year Jan Koster Van Aaken, as he wrote his name, appears as a trader and purchaser of real estate on Broadway, State and James streets. He was made a magistrate in 1668. Although he could and did write his name, he like many others at the time, often made his mark-two triangles crossing each other. If he had descendants, they are not known. Van Aacken of Aken simply describes a person as of or from Aachen." "...Marinus Van Aaken, who, in 1689, was on the roll of persons who took the oath of allegiance to the English government in Kingston that year." "At what date Marinus settled in the Esopus country is not known. The first child born to him and his wife Pieternel de Pre, as per Kingston records, was Peter, in 1685."

Marinus had four sons and four daughters. Three boys eventually moved down the Old Mine Trail to the Delaware Valley and settled near Port Jervis then known as Mahockamack. Before we move on to the Delaware Valley I'd like to talk about the spelling of our name. Although the name has been spelled primarily Van Aken or Van Auken in my direct line, Abraham Van Auken (1791) offers an interesting observation in that "It is an unpleasant fact that we of our family are not at all agreed upon the manner of spelling our name. It is spelled Van Auken, Van Aaaken, Van Aken and even sometimes Van Aker by men from the same ancestor.

"An account of the Van Auken family history requires acquaintance with what is known as 'The Old Mine Road'. Travel through many of the lands of early America was made difficult by thick woods, mountain barriers, and by hostile Indians. 'when Col. Nicholls took possession of New Amsterdam for England in 1664, the entire country west of the Hudson River, including the territory of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, was still the hunting ground of the Indians. There were only three settlements of the white man west of the Hudson; Fort Orange or Albany, Esopus or Kingston, and the village of Bergen in New Jersey." "This was the nature of the land to which Marinus Van Aken came just prior to 1685 and settled in Esopus. With one exception, travel was largely restricted to waterways which, in this case, was mainly the Hudson River. The exception was the Old Mine road, '...originally an Indian path from the Esopus country to the Delaware River.' " Descendants of Marinus would later move up the Hudson to the Albany area, across the River to the Rhinebeck region, stay near Esopus, or move southwest along the Old Mine road to settle along the banks of the Neversink and Delaware Rivers."

"Marinus moved on it from Esopus to Rochester, now called Accord, in Ulster County, N.Y. In quest of land, his four sons all moved down the road into the Neversink and Minisink valleys. Son Pieter settled in Lehman Twp., Pike County: Isaak crossed the Delaware river to put down roots in Montaque; and Abraham moved farther down the road, both of these being in what was finally determined as being in Sussex County, New Jersey." The boundary between New York and New Jersey was not settled until 1772."

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(1) Marinus Van Aken and Pieternelle de Pre van Wingen's son Pieter Van Aken was born 1685 in Ulster Co., N .Y, and died Dec 16, 1756 in Lehman, Pike County, PA. He married Rusjen (Russie) Damen April 9, 1709. Children of Pieter Van Aken and Rusjen (Russie) Damen were-Jannekje Van Aken born 1723, died 1793; Cornelias Van Aken born 1712; Abraham Van Aken born 1715; Sofia Van Aken born 1716; Gideon Van Aken born Oct 19, 1718, died 1774; Petrus Van Aken born 1720, died 1784; Eliphas Van Aken born 1725; and Marinus Van Aken born Sept 11, 1709, died 1793.

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(1a) Pieter Van Aken and Rusjen (Russie) Damen's son Gideon Van Aken was born Oct 19, 1718, and died April 6th, 1774 in Kingston Co., NY. He married Maria Ploeg Dec 13, 1740. Children of Gideon Van Aken and Maria Ploeg were-Catharina Van Aken born Sept 1741, died Aug 4, 1819; Maria Van Aken born April 24, 1743; Petrus Van Aken born Oct 14, 1744; Johanne Van Aken born Oct 19, 1746; Abraham Van Aken born Sept 2, 1750; Benjamin Van Aken born July 1, 1753; and Gideon Van Aken born Oct 12, 1755.

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(1aa) Gideon Van Aken and Maria Ploeg's son Johanne Van Aken was born Oct 19, 1746, in Kingston, NY, married Maria Masten. Children of Johanne Van Aken and Maria Masten were-Maria Van Aken born Oct 28, 1770; Elizabeth Van Aken born Oct 19, 1774; Johanne Van Aken born May 4, 1777; Aaron (Aart) Van Aken born May 21, 1779, d, 1850; Catarina Van Aken born Sept 8, 1781; and Gertruy Van Aken born Mar 26, 1785.

(1aaa) Johanne Van Aken and Maria Masten's son Johanne Van Aken was born May 4, 1777, and died in Albany, NY. He married Ann Tachen. She lived to be 102 years old, and died in Albany, NY. Children of Johanne Van Aken and Ann Tachen were-Aaron (Ary) Van Aken born Feb 3, 1804 in Monroe Co., NY, baptized at Schoharie Reformed Church; and 2 Daughters (names not known), sisters to Aaron (Ary) Van Aken.

(1aaaa) Johanne Van Aken and Ann Tachen's son Aaron (Ary) Van Auken was born Feb 3, 1804, and died Sept 2, 1890. He married Catherine Ostrander born 1808 in NY, died Jan 12,1892, in Oneida, Illinois. Both are buried in the Oneida cemetery. Catherine was the daughter of Wilhelmus Ostrander and Mary Wiliamson. Aaron (Ary) Van Auken and Catherine Ostrander had a daughter Hannah Van Auken born, Oct 1, 1827, NY, died Feb 13, 1891, married John W. Armstrong of Knoxville, Illinois. Hannah Van Aken died Feb 13th, 1891 in Oneida, Illinois. Hannah Van Aken was buried with the surname Armstrong. Hannah Armstrong is buried in the same grave as her father Aaron Van Auken and her mother Catherine Ostrander Van Auken in the Oneida Cemetery in Oneida, Illinois.

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(2) Marinus Van Aken and Pieternelle de Pre van Wingen's daughter Sara Van Aken born 12 Feb 1687 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Nicholas (Claes) Westfall 20 Oct 1712 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, son of Jurian Westfall and Marretje Hansen Van Nordstrand, born 1669 in Esopus, Esopus, Ulster Co., New York. He married first Marytjen Montanjen (De La Montagne) in 1701. She died in childbirth as did the baby Juriaen Westfall born 5-10-1702. He married 2nd Sara Van Aken. Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall had 6 children-Pieternella Westfall, Jurian Westfall, Maria Westfall, Elizabeth Westfall, Lydia Westfall, and Petrus Westfall. For more information about the descendants of Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall click- Nicholas Westfall Family

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(3) Marinus Van Aken and Pieternelle de Pre van Wingen's son Cornelius Van Aken was baptized May 25, 1690 in Kingston, New York. He married Sara Westbrook April 30, 1714. They moved from Ulster County to Bucks (now Pike County), PA, at Theesacht (Rosetown), near Matamoras, in Westfall Township before 1734. Cornelius Van Aken and Sara Westbrook had these children who were--Pieternelletjen Van Aken born 17 Apr 1715 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Johannes Cool Abt 1735 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, born Abt 1711 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Lea (Lena) Van Aken born 22 Sep 1717 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married Abraham Middagh 18 Aug 1741 in Minisink, Suffolk Co., New York, born 29 Jan 1718 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; Abraham Van Aken was born 10 Jan 1720 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, died 1746, married 1st Margaret Westfall Abt 1740 in Minisink, Orange, New York, born Abt 1722 in Minisink, Orange, New York, died 1748 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York, married 2nd Catherina Rosenkrantz 1 Dec 1748 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, born Abt 1720 in Rochester, Ulster Co., New York; Annaatjen Van Aken christened 10 Mar 1723 in Ulster Co., New York, married Benjamin Westfall Abt 1740 in Minisink, Ulster, New York, born 1718 in Minisink, Ulster, New York; Elizabeth Van Aken born 19 Sep 1725 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York; Sarah Van Aken born 1727 in Minisink, Orange, New York, married Jacobus Van Sickle 13 Apr 1750 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, born Abt 1725 in Minisink, Orange Cp., New York; Johannes Van Aken born 28 Jan 1728 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, married Marie Van Garden 18 Jan 1754 in New York, born Abt 1732 in Rochester, Ulster Co., New York; Daniel Van Aken born 1729 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, married Lea Kettle (Kittel) 11 Nov 1753 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, born Abt 1733 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York; Abraham Cornelis Van Aken born Abt 1730 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York; James Van Aken born 18 Jun 1734 in Theesacht, Upper Smithfield, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, died 1812 in North-Hampton, Pennsylvania, married Elizabeth Van Bunschoten 10 Feb 1759 in Mahackemack, Orange Co., New York, born 7 May 1732 in of Tyschog, Pennsylvania, died 1816; Jacob Van Aken christened 18 Jun 1734 in Minessink, Orange Co., New York, married 1st Elizabeth Benneschoten Abt 1759 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, born Abt 1734 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, married 2nd Elizabeth Benneschoten Abt 1759 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, born Abt 1734 in Minisink, Orange, New York; Sarah Van Aken born 3 May 1737 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, married William (Wylum) Wylem Abt 1757 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, born Abt 1737 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York; Gideon Van Aken born 1 Nov 1738 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York; and Jannetje Van Aken born 3 May 1743 in Minisink, Orange Co., New York, married Jacobus Quick 10 May 1750 in New York, born 29 Jan 1716 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.

(Notes: "Marinus Van Aken was in Ulster County, NY sometime between 1683 and 1685. His marriage to Pieternelle de Pre in Cadzand, Holland took place on 11 Apr 1683. He took the oath of allegiance to the English government at Kingston, NY, in 1689. He was on the tax list on 9 Dec 1709 when he was taxed three shillings for '1 frye place and 1 slave'. He was also listed in the town of Rochester, Ulster Co., NY in 1711 and 1720/1. His children were all born (1685-1702) in Kingston NY." Marinus had four sons and four daughters. Three boys eventually moved down the Old Mine Trail to the Delaware Valley and settled near Port Jervis then known as Mahockamack.)

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(1a) Cornelius Van Aken and Zara Westbrook's son Johannes (John) Van Auken was born in Nepanock Rochester, NY January 28, 1728. He married Maria Van Garden (a native of Shippekonk, then residing at Minisink) January 18, 1754. They made their home at Upper Smithfield, Pike county and they had seven children who were: Lisabeth Van Aken (1754), Femmetje Van Aken (1756), Johannes Van Aken Jr (1757), Ussetje Van Aken (1760), Wilhelmus Van Aken (1761), Peter Van Aken (1766), and Jacobus Van Aken (1767).

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(2a) Cornelius Van Aken and Zara Westbrook's daughter Annaatje "Anna" Van Aken was christened 10 Mar 1723 in Ulster Co., New York. She married Benjamin Westfall Abt 1740 in Minisink, Ulster, New York. He was born in 1716 or 1717 in Sandytown, Minisink, Sussex Co., New Jersey. Benjamin Westfall and Annaatje "Anna" Van Aken had 10 children-Maria Westfall married Peter Hootelling; Sarah Westfall born 1745 married Cornelius Brink; Jury (George) Westfall born 1747; Mary Westfall born 1747; Margaret Westfall born 1749; Jacobus James Westfall born 1751 married Catherine Quick; Cornelius Van Aken Westfall born 1753 married Catherine Nearpass; Elizabeth Westfall born 1756; Rosina Westfall born 1759 married Samuel Kittle; and Daniel Vanaken Westfall who married Maria Westbrook.

Pieter Quackenbosch

Pieter Quackenbosch was born about 1614 in Oestgeest, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, the founder of Quackenbush family in America. He was a brick maker in Albany, New York. Also known as Pieter Quackenbosch, Pieter Bont and sometimes as Pieter (or Piet) Bout. He probably left Holland for New Netherland in May of 1653 aboard the ship Graft. He came with his wife Maritje, son Johannes, born about 1642, son Wouter, born about 1644, son Reynier, born about 1652, daughter Maritje, born about 1640, and daughter Nelletje, born about 1650. Three more children born in Albany were daughter Annetje, born about. 1658, daughter Magdalena, born about 1660, and daughter Jannetje, born about 1663. There were several Reyniers in the third generation, as the original Reynier's sons named their sons Reynier after their father. Pieter Quackenbosch married Maritje Ariensz on 23 Mar 1639 in Koudekerk,, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He died Abt 1662, Albany, Albany Co., New York, at age 48. His father was Pieter Janzoon Quackenbosch (1590-1651), and his mother was Neeltjen Pietersze Van Starrevelt (1590-1656).

Children of Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz were-Maritje Quackenbosch born 1640 at Oestgest, Linden, Netherlands, married Cornelissen Van Buren abt 1662, died abt. Dec 1697 at Albany, New York; Johannes Quackenbosch born 1642 at Holland, married Matcheld Jans Post 1667 at Albany, New York, died 1720 at Canastogione, Albany, New York; Wouter Quackenbosch born 1644 at Holland, married 1st Neeltje Gysbertse Van den Bergh 1675 at Ulster, New York, married 2nd Cornelia Bogart, died Bet. 1681 and 1741; Nelletje\Petronella Quackenbosch born 1650 at Holland, married Albert Janse Ryckman 1676, died 17 Oct 1738; Reynier Quackenbosch born 1652 at Ogestgeest, Holland, married 1st Lysbeth Jans Maten 2 Mar 1674 at New York DRC, married 2nd Claesje Jacobs Stille, died Bet. 1708 and 1711 at New York; Annetje Quackenbosch born 1658 at Albany, New York, married Hendrick Maartensen Beeckman; Magdalena Quackenbosch born 1660 at Albany, New York, married Jonas Volkertse Douw 14 Nov 1683, died: 7 Oct 1756 at Albany, New York; and Jannetje Quackenbosch born 1663 at Albany, New York, married Jacob Cornelius Bogaert Jan 1679.

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(1) Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz's daughter Maritje Quackenbosch was 1640 at Oestgest, Linden, Netherlands, died abt. Dec 1697 at Albany, New York. She married Marten Cornelissen Van Buren abt. 1662. He was born 1639 at Hoeten, Netherlands, and died 13 Nov 1703 at Albany, New York. He was a son of Cornelis Maessen Van Buren and Catalyntje Martense. In May 1693, he married a second time, to Tanneke Adams, widow of Pieter Pieterson Winne. Marten owned a house, barn, etc, in Bethlehem, Albany Co., New York, and sold it in 1662. Children of Marten Cornelissen Van Buren and Maritje Quackenbosch were-Catelina Van Buren born Bet. 1658 and 1680, married Jonathan Janse Witbeck, died bet. 1667 and 1771; Teuntje Van Buren born Bet. 1658 and 1681; Hendrick Van Buren born bet. 1658 and 1681, married Magdalena Van Buren born bet. 1658 and 1683; Cornelius Van Buren born abt. 1663, married Ariaantie Gerritse; Cornelia Van Buren born abt 1665, married Robert Van Deusen; Pieter Martens Van Buren born abt. 1670, married Ariaantje Barentse 15 Jan 1693 at Albany Dutch Church, died 1720; Maria Van Buren born abt.1675, married Cornelis Gerritse Van Den Berg; Marten Van Buren born abt. 1678, married Judikje Barentse Meinderts and Maria Van Den Bergh.

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(1a) Pieter Martens Van Buren (son of Marten Cornelissen Van Buren and Maritje Quackenbosch) was born 1670, and died 1720. He married Ariaantje Barentse Meinderts on 15 Jan 1693 in Albany Dutch Church, daughter of Barent Meynderts and Eytie. They had a son Marten Pieterse Van Buren.

(1aa) Marten Pieterse Van Buren (son of Pieter Martens Van Buren and Ariaantje Barentse Meinderts) was born 28 Sep 1701 in Albany DRC, Albany, Rensselaer, New York, and died date unknown. He married Dirkje Van Alstyne on 07 Nov 1729 in Albany DRC, daughter of Abraham Jans Van Alstyne and Maritje Tewisse Van Deusen. They had a son Abraham Van Buren.

(1aaa) Abraham Van Buren (son of Marten Pieterse Van Buren and Dirkje Van Alstyne) was born Abt. 1737 in Albany DRC, Albany, New York, and died 08 Apr 1817 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., New York. He married Maria Goes Hoes on 1776, daughter of Johannes Hoes and Jannette Van Schaack. They had a son Martin Van Buren 8th President of the United States.

(1aaaa) Martin Van Buren - 8th President of the United States (son of Abraham Van Buren and Maria Goes Hoes) was born 05 Dec 1782 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., New York, and died 24 Jul 1862. He married Hannah Hoes on 21 Feb 1807 in Catskill, Greene, New York, daughter of Johannes Hoes and Marytje Quackenbosch.

(Note: From - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren ---- Martin Van Buren was born in the village of Kinderhook, New York, on December 5, 1782, approximately 25 miles south of Albany. His father, Abraham Van Buren (1737 - 1817) was a farmer, the owner of a handful of slaves, and a tavern-keeper in Kinderhook. Abraham Van Buren supported the American Revolution and later the Jeffersonian Republicans. He died while Martin Van Buren was a New York state senator. Martin Van Buren's mother, Maria Hoes Van Alen Van Buren (1747 - 1818), was of Dutch ancestry. Her first husband, Johannes Van Alen, died and left her with three children. In 1776, she married Abraham Van Buren. She never got over the loss of her second husband in 1817 and died less than a year after burying him.

By his mother's first marriage, Van Buren had one half-sister and two half-brothers, including James Van Alen, who practiced law with Van Buren for a time and served as a Federalist member of Congress (1807 - 1809). Van Buren had four full siblings from his parents' marriage: Dirckie "Derike" Van Buren (1777 - 1865), Jannetje "Hannah" Van Buren (born 1780), Lawrence Van Buren (1786 - 1868), who served as an officer in the New York militia during the War of 1812 and later was active in the Barnburners New York Democrats opposed to slavery, and Abraham Van Buren (1788 - 1836). Van Buren was the first president born a citizen of the United States, as all previous presidents were born before the American Revolution. His great-great-great-great-grandfather Cornelis had come to the New World in 1631 from the Netherlands. Van Buren received a basic education at a dreary, poorly lit schoolhouse in his native village and later studied Latin briefly at the Kinderhook Academy. He excelled in composition and speaking. His formal education ended before he reached 14, when he began studying law at the office of Francis Sylvester, a prominent Federalist attorney in Kinderhook. After six years under Sylvester, he spent a final year of apprenticeship in the New York City office of William P. Van Ness, a political lieutenant of Aaron Burr. Van Buren was admitted to the bar in 1803. Van Buren married Hannah Hoes, his childhood sweetheart and distant relative on February 21, 1807, in Catskill, New York. Like Van Buren, she was raised in a Dutch home and never lost her distinct Dutch accent. After 12 years of marriage, Hannah Van Buren contracted tuberculosis and died on February 5, 1819, at the age of 35. Martin Van Buren never remarried.)

(Note: From - http://www.classroomhelp.com/lessons/Presidents/vanburen.html ----- Martin Van Buren - (1837 - 1841) Eighth President - Martin Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, New York on December 5, 1782. Van Buren was the first president of Dutch desent. He spoke Dutch at home. He was a lawyer. Martin had four sons. When he was vice president, he presided over the Senate wearing a pair of pistols, as a precaution against the frequent outbursts of violence. Martin Van Buren had large mutton-chop sideburns. President Van Buren was the first president born an American citizen. His predecessors all were born before the Declaration of Independence and thus were born British subjects. Van Buren was known as "Old Kinderhook." Some people called him O.K. This nickname is given credit for the origin of the word "okay." Van Buren was one of the founders of the Democratic Party. Johnson, Van Buren's Vice President was the only Vice President to be selected by the U.S. Senate. Since no one had received a majority of the electoral votes the Senate had to elect the Vice President. Van Buren's Vice President was Richard M. Johnson (1837-1841). The U.S. had several problems during his term. Soon after he became President, hundreds of banks failed causing financial panic. Also, the arguments about slavery became more intense. While he was President he was given two tiger cubs by the Sultan of Oman. Martin Van Buren took $100,000, the sum of his salary as president for 4 years, in a lump sum at the end of his term. Martin Van Buren was defeated in the primary in 1844 by James Polk. President Van Buren's autobiography does not mention his wife once. He lived to see eight Presidents from eight different states succeed him. Martin Van Buren died in Kiderhook, New York (the same place he was born) on July 24, 1862. He was 79.)

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(2) Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz's son Johannes Quackenbosch was born 1642 at Holland, and died in 1720 Canastogione, Albany, New York. He married Matcheld Jans Post in 1667 at Albany, New York. She was born in 1650, and died in 1698 at Albany, New York. Children of Johannes Quackenbosch and Matcheld Jans Post were-Pieter Quackenbosch born 1669 at Albany, New York, married Neeltje Marinus 19 Nov 1701 at Albany Dutch Church, died Jul 1748; Johannes Quackenbosch born 1672, married Anna Clute 20 Ovt 1700 at Albany Dutch Church; Adriaan Quackenbosch born 1675, married Catharina Van Schaick 18 Jan 1699 at Albany Dutch Reformed Church; Died: at: Spouses: Catharina Van Schaick Name: Maritje Quackenbosch born abt. 1678 at married Jacob Lucasse Wyngaard 3 Nov 1700 at Albany Dutch Church; Claartje Quackenbosch born abt 1680 at New York. married Dirk Takelse Hemstraat 3 Nov 1700 at Albany, New York; Gertruy Quackenbosch born 10 May 1684 at Albany, New York, married Claes Gerritije Van Vranken 30 Dec 1704 at Schenectady, New York; Machteld Quackenbosch born Feb 1687, married Jan Post; Abraham Quackenbosch born Mar 1690; Isaac Quackenbosch born Feb 1693; Jacob Quackenbosch born Nov 1695, married Geertruy Van Der Werken 20 Sep 1719 at Albany Dutch Reformed Church, died 1747.

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(3) Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz's son Wouter Quackenbosch was born in 1644 at Holland, He married Neeltje Gysbertse Van den Bergh in 1675 at Ulster Co., New York. She was born abt. 1650 and died Nov 1736. Children of Wouter Quackenbosch and Neeltje Gysbertse Van den Bergh were-Neeltje Quackenbosch born abt 1669, married Symen Westfall 17 Aug 1693 at Albany Dutch Church; Wouter Jr. Quackenbosch born abt 1671, married Cornelia Lauwe Bogaert 4 Oct 1696 at Albany Dutch Church, died 1736; Geertje Quackenbosch born abt 1676 at: Albany, New York, married Johannes Claas Groesbeck 17 Dec 1699 at Albany Dutch Church, died 14 Mar 1746; Annetje Quackenbosch born 4 Mar 1681, married Johannes Harmense Knikkerbakker 19 Oct 1701 at Albany Dutch Church; Marritje Quackenbosch born May 1684; Pieter Quackenbosch born Mar 1688, died Sep 1700; Maritje Quackenbosch born Sep 1691, married Nicholas Groesbeck.

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(1a) Wouter and Neeltje (Gysbertse) Quackenbush's daughter Neeltje Quackenbosch Neeltje Quackenbosch born abt 1669, married Symen Westfall 17 Aug 1693 at Albany Dutch Church. Symen Westfall was a son of Jurian and Marretje (Hansen Van Nordstrand) Westfall. Symen Westfall was born about 1663 Esopus, Ulster Co., New York. He died in 1730 Dutchess county, New York. Symen and Neeltje (Quackenbush) Westfall had 9 children-Maritje Westfall, Jurian Westfall, Gysbert Westfall, Neeltjen Westfall, Geertjen Westfall, Antje Westfall, Lea Westfall, Rachel Westfall, and Wouter Westfall. For more information about Symen Westfall and Neeltje Quackenbosch's family and descendants click - Symen Westfall Family

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(2a) Wouter Quackenbush, Jr. was born in 1671. He was the eldest son of Wouter and Neeltie Vandenbergh Quackenbush. He grew up at his father's brickyard located on the flats just north of the Albany stockade gate. In October 1696, he married Cornelia Bogert at the Albany Dutch church. By 1709, five children had been christened in the Albany church where Wouter, Jr. was a member and an occasional baptism sponsor. By 1697, his third ward house was configured on the Albany census. Two years later he joined his Albany neighbors in pledging allegiance to the king of England. Subsequent assessment rolls placed a modest value on his third ward property. He also was among the pioneer developers of Albany's lands at Schaghticoke. Wouter Quackenbush, Jr. filed a will in August 1711. It named his wife and five children as heirs. He died in November 1736 and was buried in Albany.

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(4) Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz's daughter Nelletje\Petronella Quackenbosch was born in 1650 at Holland, and died 17 Oct 1738. She married Albert Janse Ryckman in 1676. He died 12 Jan 1737. He was a son of Jan Janse Ryckman and Tryntje Janse. Children of Albert Janse Ryckman and Nelletje\Petronella Quackenbosch were-Johannes Ryckman died 1736; Albert Ryckman died 8 Oct 1722; Tryntje Ryckman; Pieter Ryckman, married Cornelia Keteltas 6 May 1696 at New York, died Bet. 1747 and 1749; Harmanus Ryckman died 3 Nov 1755; Margaret Ryckman, married Samuel Kip; Catharina Ryckman married Anthony Bries; Maria Ryckman born 26 Aug 1683, married Barent Bratt, died abt 1729; Magdalena Ryckman born 13 May 1685; Tobias Ryckman born 27 Oct 1686, married Helena Beekman 18 Aug 1715; Magdalena Ryckman born 24 Mar 1689, married Benjamin Bratt; and Rachel Ryckman born 18 Dec 1692.

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(5) Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz's son Reynier Pietersen Quackenbosch was born in 1652 at Ogestgeest, Holland. He died bef. 25 Aug 1711, at Schenectady, New York. He married 1st Lysbeth Jans Maten 2 Mar 1674 at New York Dutch Reformed Church. She died bet. 1708 and 1711 at New York. She was a daughter of Jan Masten and Dievertje Jans Masten. He married 2nd Claesje Jacobs Stille 13 Sep 1692, New York, New York, Dutch Ref. Ch, N.Y. She was born in 1672 in New York and was baptised at the Dutch Reformed Church of New York. Children of Reynier Pietersen Quackenbosch and his 1st wife Lysbeth Jans Maten were-Peter Quackenbosch, died 1722; Benjamin Quackenbosch born at Albany, New York, married Claesje Webber 14 Jul 1700 at New York Dutch Reformed Church, died 24 Jul 1750 at New York, New York; Adrian Quackenbosch born at Albany, New York, married Annetje Kortright 22 Aug 1701 at Haarlem, New York; Claas Quackenbosch born 1685, died In infancy; Divertje Quackenbosch born 1685, married Frederick Jacobse Woertendyk 10 Jun 1709 at New York Dutch Reformed Church; Claas Quackenbosch born 1689, died 1690 at Schenectady, New York. Children of Reynier Pietersen Quackenbosch and 2nd wife Claesje Jacobs Stille were-Jacob Quackenbosch born 1693, married 1716 Anna Elizabeth Brouwer born 1694; Marritje Quackenbosch born 1696, married 1716 Paulus Hoppe; Johannas Quackenbosch born 1699, married 1726 Elizabeth Hartwich; Claas Quackenbosch born abt. 1702; and Abraham Quackenbosch born 1705, married 1729 Susanna Helling born 1709.

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(6) Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz's daughter Annetje Quackenbosch was born in 1658 at Albany, New York. She married Hendrick Maartensen Beeckman born abt. 1645, died 8 Oct 1732 at Somerset, New Jersey. He was a son of Martin Hendricksz Beeckman and Susanna Jans. Children of Hendrick Maartensen Beeckman and Annetje Quackenbosch were-Lydia Beeckman; Hendrick Beeckman; Maritje Beeckman; Magdalena Beeckman; Martin Beeckman born 1685; and Pieter Beeckman born 25 Jul 1695.

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(7) Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz's daughter Magdalena Quackenbosch was born 1660 at Albany, New York, died 7 Oct 1756 at Albany, New York. She married Jonas Volkertse Douw 14 Nov 1683. Children of Jonas Volkertse Douw and were-Maritje Douw; Volkert Douw, died 17 Apr 1711; Petrus Douw born 24 Mar 1692, married Anna Van Rennesselaer, died 21 Aug 1775.

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(8) Pieter Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens\Ariensz's daughter Jannetje Quackenbosch born 1663 in Albany NY, died 5 Jan 1721 in Albany, NY. She married Jacob Cornelius Bogaert Jan 1679. He was born 1654 in Albany, NY, died 3 Apr 1725 in Albany, NY. Children of Jacob Cornelius Bogaert and Jannetje Quackenbosch were-Dyrkje Bogaert; Marya Bogaert; Cornelius Bogaert; Magdalena Bogaert; Jacob Bogaert; Jacobse Bogaert; Pieter Bogaert; Abraham Bogaert; Isaac Bogaert; and Benjamine Bogaert.

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