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De Clerk to Fonda

[This information is from Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800 by Jonathan Pearson (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1873). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 929.1 P36c, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

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"Persons interested will find little difficulty in tracing back their pedigrees to the First Settlers, by keeping in mind the following facts. The names of all sons who subsequently became heads of families (so far as the compiler could find), are printed in italics: the husbands of daughters and the parents of both husbands and wives are in all cases mentioned when discoverable."

"Abbreviations used in the following pages: Ch: children; b., born; bp., baptized; m., married; a., aged; d., died."

De Clerk (now Clark)

MATTHIAS, m. Immetje Page, Jan. 2, 1774, in Albany. He was born in Tappaan, d. Dec. 14, 1814, a. 72ys. His wife d. Sept. 12, 1813, a. 61ys. Ch. bp: Johannes, Nov. 13, 1774; Catarina, July 5, 1777; Catarina, Dec. 13, 1778; Elisabeth, April 23, 1780; Johannes, Aug. 19, 1781, d. Dec. 28, 1865; Angnietje, Nov. 2, 1783. Ch. b: William Page, Sept. 11, 1786; Isaac, April 3, 1789, d. Sept. 5, 1823; his widow, Jane Swits, d. Nov. 29, 1839, a. 46ys., 5m., 14d.; Catharina, July 6, 1791.

De Garmo

MATTHIAS, son of Johannes of Albany, m. Margarita, dau. of Albert Vanderwerken of Albany. Ch. bp: Albertus, Feb. 6, 1782; Johannes, Aug. 15, 1784; Rebecca, b. Dec. 1, 1788.

JOHANNES, and Margarietje …… Ch: Annatie, bp. Nov. 15, 1784.

De Golier

JAMES, and Maria Palmontier. Ch. bp: Joseph, May 14, 1781; John, Mar. 20, 1785; Ch. b: Anthony, February 9, 1787; Isaac, April 10, 1789.

JOSEPH, and Cornelia Boon, both of the Woestyne, m. April 17, 1789. Ch. b: James, July 13, 1789; Catharina, April 5, 1792.

ANTONY, of Montgomery County, m. Patty Willis of Schenectady, July 23, 1792.

De Graaf

ANDRIES DE GRAAF was a citizen of New Amsterdam in 1661. Jan Andriese De Graaf, brickmaker, was in Albany as early as 1655. Claas Andriese De Graaf, an early settler at Schenectady, lived in Glenville at the Hoek (lately owned by D. F. Reese). There was another "Claas Graven's Hoek" on the north bank of the Mohawk, just west of the bounds of Schenectady County, lying in Cuyler's patent. He m. Elisabeth, dau. of Willem Brouwer of Albany. She d. Nov. 18, 1723. Ch: Abraham, b. Nov. 14, 1688, d. March 27, 1731; Isaac, bp. in Albany, August 4, 1691; Antje, bp. in Albany, Aug. 27, 1693, m. Cornelis Christiaanse; Sara, bp. in Schenectady, Jan. 8, 1696, m. Johannes Marselis; Elisabeth, m. Nicolaas StenseI; Eva, m. Jacob Van Olinda; Margarita, m. Robert Yates; Arnout; Jesse; Andries; Rebecca, b. Feb. 29, 1701; Claas, b. Aug. 4, 1709.

JESSE, son of Claas, m. Aaltie Hennions (Henmon, Ackermans) in New York, Oct. 20, 1705. It is said he was carried away captive, to Canada by the French and Indians, but afterwards returned. Ch. bp: Claas, Dec. 25, 1706; Daniel, May 26, 1708; Elisabeth, bp. in Albany, April 30, 1710, m. Pieter Van Slyck; Anna, Nov. 13, 1712; Aaltie, bp. in Albany, Oct. 31, 1714; Marytje, Dec. 8, 1716, m. Jeronimus Barheit; Catharina, Jan. 10, 1719, m. Adam Conde; Saartje, Jan. 14, 1721, m. Harmanus Peek; Alida, June 8, 1723; Eva, b. April 27, 1725, m. William Schermerhorn; Rachel, bp. June 29, 1729, m. Abraham Groot.

ARNOLD (Arnout), son of Claas, m. Ariaantje, dau. of Claas Vander Volgen, May 13, 1715. He d. March 27, 1731, after which his wid. m. Harmanus Vedder. Ch. bp: Claes, March 24, 1716; Maritje, Feb. 8, 1718, m. Harmanus A. Vedder; Elisabeth, March 10, 1720; Neeltje, Aug. 24, 1722, m. Takerus Van der Bogart; Annatje, October 4, 1724; Claes, Jan. 7, 1727; Elisabeth, March 27, 1731.

ABRAHAM, son of Claas, m. Rebecca, dau. of Abraham Groot, Aug. 17 (27), 1725. He lived in the old Red House, standing on the Sacandaga turnpike, near the residence of P. Riley Toll, Esq., and his burying ground lies just back of the house. From his family Bible, still in tolerable preservation, are translated the following entries on the fly leaf. "1746, Oct. 30, Abraham De Graaf and his son Willem were taken captive to Canada." "1747, June 12, Abraham De Graaf d. at Quebec, in Canada, and was buried there." "1748, July 18, Nicolaas (Claas) De Graaf and 20 others were murdered at Beukendal by the Savage Indians." Ch: Claas, b. May 26, 1726; Hester, b. April 8, 1728, m. Philip Ryley; Elisabeth, b. Sept. 1, 1731 (Bible), bp. Aug. ——, 1729 (Church record), d. Feb. 28, 1732; Abraham, b. Aug. 24, 1732; Wilhelmus (Willem), b. Nov. 20, 1734; Cornelis, b. Nov. 23, 1738.

ISAAC, son of Claas, m. Debora, dau. of Jeremia Thickstone, Aug. 18, 1725. He was a carpenter, and lived on the north side of Front Street, a little east of Church Street. Ch: Elisabeth, b. between the 14th and 15th of Jan. 1726, m. Frederic Clute; Jeremias, b. Oct. 21, 1727; Claas, bp. March 6, 1732; Rachel, bp. July 7, 1734; Jesse, bp. Oct. 8, 1737; Johannes, bp. April 13, 1740.

ANDRIES, son of Claas, m. Neeltie, dau. of Daniel Van Antwerpen. Ch: Lysbet, b. Feb. 5, 1726, m. Philip Groot.

ANDRIES, same as the last, m. Margarietje, dau. of Fredericus Clute, June 29, 1728. She again m. Arent Laneyn, Dec. 26, 1736. Ch. bp: Claas ……, 1729 (?); Fredericus ……, 1729.

DANIEL, son of Jesse, m. Gezina, dau. of Simon Swits, June 26, 1735, He d. March 12, 1790, a. 81ys., 10 m., 15d.; she d. Jan. 22, 1801, a. 88ys. Ch. b: a dau. who d. unbaptised in 1735; Susanna, May 8, 1737, m. Andreas Truax; Jesse, July 21, 1739, d. Sept. 25, 1740; Gezina, Sept. 3, 1741, m. Frederic Visscher; a son Feb. 8, 1744, d. unbaptised; Jesse, Jan. 13, 1745; Gezina, Nov. 6, 1747; Alida, March 9, 1750, m. Johannes Vedder; Simon, April 6, N. S., 1753; Elisabeth, Sept. 6, 1755, d. May 27, 1756; Isaac, Nov. 16, 1757.

NICOLAAS, son of Jesse, of the Hoek, m. Ariaautje, dau. of Johannes Schermerhorn. He made his will Dec. 28, 1790, proved Jan. 18, 1797; wife not mentioned, but sons Jesse and Johannes, and dau. Anneke, widow of Gerrit Veeder, and her ch. Wilhelmus, Nicolaas and Catharine. Ch. bp: Jesse, Oct. 23, 1743; Engeltie, Oct. 14, 1746; Engeltie, Feb. 25, 1750; Alida, April 5, 1752; Johannes, Sept. 3, 1754; Anneke ……. m. Gerrit Veeder.

CLAAS, son of Arnold, carpenter, m. first, Lea Gonzalus; secondly, Caty, dau. of Abraham and Christina Truex, Feb. 1, 1754, in Albany. Ch. b: Manuel, son the first wife, bp. Feb. 10, 1751; Elisabeth, b. June 26, 1754, d. July 29, 1755; Elisabeth, Dec. 22, 1755, m. Jacob T. Ten Eyck; Arnout, bp. Oct. 30, 1757; Abraham, b. April 28, 1759; Jannetje, Dec. 7, 1760; Johannes, April 16, 1762; Christina, Oct, 22, 1763, m. Lourens Myndertse; Maria, April 5, 1765; Neeltje, Aug. 9, 1768; Nicolaas, April 15, 1770; Andreas, bp. May 31, 1772.

ABRAHAM, son of Abraham and Rebecca, m. Rachel, dau. of Johannes Clute, Aug. 4, (July 17), 1753. He d. Jan 19, 1756. Ch: Abraham, b. April 20, 1754.

CLAAS, son of Abraham, and Bata Quackenbos, dau. of Johannes, both of De Willegen (below Port Jackson), Sept. 29, 1759. Ch. bp: Margarita, Jan. 23, 1763; Johannes, Dec. 1, 1765; Nicolaas, Aug. 11, 1771.

JOHANNES, son of Isaac, m. Rebecca, dau. of Gerrit Van Vranken of "Onestoungjoone," Nov. 12, 1763. Ch. bp: Debora, April 14, 1765; Gerrit, Sept. 21, 1766.

FREDERIC, son of Andries, and Sarah G. Marselis, both of De Willegen, m. Sept. 28, 1765. Ch. bp: Andreas, Sept. 21, 1766; Catarina, Oct. 11, 1767; Claas, April 16, 1769; Margarita, March 31, 1771; Gerrit, July 25, 1773; Frederick, March 3, 1776; Pieter, Sept. 13, 1778; Johannes, Sept. 7, 1783.

JOHANNES, son of Isaac, m. Annatje, dau. of Harmanus Peek, July 1, 1769. She again m. Abraham Truax, Jan. 9, 1785. Ch. bp: Isaac, July 22, 1770; Harmanus, July 26, 1772.

JEREMIA, son of Isaac, m. Annatje, dau. of Johannes Quackenbosch. Ch. bp: Isaac, b. July 10, 1770, d. June 5, 1851; Helena, bp. March 8, 1772; Claas, April 17, 1774; Debora, Feb. 25, 1776; Francyntje, April 19, 1778; Johannes, Feb. 6, 1780; Elisabeth, Dec. 30, 1781; Bata, Feb. 11, 1784; Jesse, b. Dec. 17, 1787.

CORNELIS, son of Abraham, m. Rebecca, dau. of Frederic Van Petten, Sept. 16 (10), 1769. He was for 32 years Voorlezer of the Dutch Church; lived in a house on south side of State Street, next west of Abel Smith's house; about 1800 he removed to Glenville, where he d. July 11, 1830, a. 91ys., 7mo., 7d. His wife d. Jan. 6, 1812, a. 62ys., 2m., 30d. Ch: Eva. b. Nov. 7, 1770; Elisabeth, bp. April 24, 1774; Elisabeth, bp. May 17, 1775, d. Oct. 19. 1796; Rebecca, bp. Jan. 31, 1779; Abraham, b. Oct. 10, 1782; Frederick, b. Sept. 28, 1786; Willem, b. Nov. 16, 1791, d. Nov. 6, 1793.

ABRAHAM, son of Nicolaas, of Glenville, m. Margarita, dau. of Willem Schermerhorn, Jan. 29, 1775; made his will June 1, 1810, proved June 24, 1811, spoke of his wife and children; Abraham to have the homestead. He d. June 1, 1810, a. 56ys., 1m., 11d.; she d. July 11, 1825, in her 74th yr. Ch. bp: Elisabeth, July 23, 1775; Tanneke, Nov. 1, 1778, m. Cornelis Viele; Rachel, March 11, 1781; Jacob, Aug. 24, 1783; Ch. b: Charles, Feb. 5, 1786; William, Jan. 10, 1787; Abraham, Dec. 16, 1790; Lourens, May 25, 1793.

JOHANNES N. (D., C.), m. Eva, dau. of Petrus Van Driessen. Ch. bp: Engeltie, April 7, 1776; Alida, March 22, 1778, m. Philip A. Truax; Nicolaas, July 16, 1780; Maria, Sept. 21, 1783. Ch. b: Petrus Van Driessen, Feb. 13, 1786; Jesse, Dec. 25, 1788; John, May 27, 1791; Annatie, March 18, 1794; Simon, Feb. 23, 1798.

ANDREAS, m. Eva, dau. of Esaias Swart. Ch. bp: Elisabeth, Feb. 25, 1777, m. John S. Veeder; Margarita, Nov. 7, 1779; Sarah, b. July 19, 1785; Esaias, b. April 11, 1790.

MANUEL, son of Claas, m. Rebecca Gonzalus. He was one of the first settlers of Amsterdam; his farm was 2 miles east of the village. He has been succeeded in the same place by his son and grandson of the same christian name. He m. Annatje Swart of de Woestyne, Jan. 5, 1795, she being his second wife. Ch. bp: Lea, April 27, 1777; Joseph, May 2, 1779; Margarita, Jan. 19, 1782; Nicholas, Feb. 11, 1784; Elisabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1786; Manuel, b. Jan. 24, 1789, d. in Amsterdam, July 1, 1844.

ISAAC, son of Daniel, m. Susanna, dau. of Jan Baptist Van Eps, Dec. 19, 1779. He d. Dec. 21, 1844, a. 87ys., 1m., 5d.; she d. March 14, 1829, a. 67ys., 2m. 23d. Ch. b: Daniel, June 16, 1780; Annatje, Oct. 6, 1781; Johannes, Oct. 2, 1783, for many years a successful merchant, served two terms in Congress, was several times Mayor; d. July 26, 1848; Jesse, May 20, 1786; Gezina, Jan. 13, 1788, m. Abraham Oothout; Neeltje, Jan. 7, 1790; Susanna, Feb. 12, 1792; Susanna, March 29, 1793, m. Pieter Bancker, d. June 29, 1855; Annatie, March 10, 1795; Annatje, Sept. 18, 1797; Jesse, Jan. 9, 1801.

SIMON, son of Daniel, m. Annatie, dau. of Simon Schermerhorn, Dec. 6, 1779. She d. Sept. 21, 1783. Ch: Gesina, b. Aug. 17, 1784, d. May 15, buried 17th, 1785.

SIMON, same as last, m. Jannetie Bratt, dau. of Harmanus, April 12, 1787. Ch. b: Daniel, Aug. 11, 1788; Harmanus, Jan. 8, 1791; Annatje, Aug. 23, 1794 [A Simon De Graff d. in Albany, March 31, 1842, a. 85ys.]

JESSE, son of Daniel, m. Rachel, dau. of Abraham Fonda, Nov. 19, 1774. He d. August 30, 1812, a. 67ys., 7m., 17d. Ch: Daniel, b. Oct. 22, 1784, d. April 12, 1794.

JESSE, same as last, m. Rebecca Quackenbos. Ch: Nicolaas, b. May 11, 1788.

JOHN, son of Nicolaas, m. Annatje, dau. of Louis Groot. She d. June 12, 1829 (?). Ch. b: Nicholas, Sept. 12, 1787; Lewis, Oct. 9, 1790; Abram, Oct. 26 (Oct. 24, Bible), 1793; Elisabeth, June 24, 1796; Maria, Aug. 14, ————; John G., July 11, 1804.

ABRAHAM, son of Nicolaas, m. Christina La Grange. Ch. b: Eyda, Oct. 16, 1790; Sarah, Jan. 28, 1793; John, Jan. 22, 1809.

WILLIAM, m. Annatie Truex, Aug. 7, 1794. Ch: Rebecca, b. June 7, 1798. [A William De G. was buried Sept. 22, 1803.]

GERRIT, son of Johannes, and Elisabeth Duryee, both of New Amsterdam; banns proclaimed in Schenectady, Dec. 15, 1794.

ISAAC, son of Johannes, m. Sarah, dau. of Johannes Toll, Jan. 16, 1791. She was b. May 18, 1773, and d. Dec. 3, 1814, in Glenville. Ch. b: Johannes, July 11, 1791; Simon, Oct. 30, 1793; Harmanus, June 9, 1796; Arent, March 5, 1799; Catharina, Dec. 20, 1801, d. Feb. 8, 1802; Annatje, Jan, 31, 1803, d. June 15, 1806; Daniel Toll, Oct. 17, 1805; Isaac, Sept. 12, 1808, d. at West Glenville, Dec. 2, 1854; Abraham, May 15, 1812.

HARMANUS, son of Johannes, m. Jane Kinsley, June 8, 1794. Ch. b: Johannes, Sept. 5, 1794; Margarieta, May 14, 1796; Annatje, June 11, 1799; Catharine, May 28, 1801, d. Nov. 20, 1864.

JOHANNES, son of Claas, m. Catharina, dau. of Seth Vedder of Rosendal, Feb. 3, 1793. Ch: Seth Vedder, b. Nov. 8, 1795.

GIDEON, and Margariet Teerpening, both of Clifton Park, m. July 6, 1796.

ADAM, and Margarieta Schermerhorn. Ch: Rachel, b. Dec. 7, 1795.

NICHOLAS, and Sarah Schermerhorn, both of Montgomery County, m. Dec. 31, 1796.

De La Grange

JELLIS, son of Christiaan Johannese of Bergen, N. J., m. Jannetje Molenaar. Ch. bp: Chrystyntje, in Albany, Sept. 24, 1693; Elisabeth, in Albany, Oct. 6, 1695; Anna, in Schenectady, Dec. 29, 1700; Christiaan, in Albany, July 25, 1703. [See Albany Families.]

JACOBUS, son of Omy, of the Normanskil, m. Engeltie, dau. of Johannes Veeder, Oct. 24, 1717. Ch. bp: Susanna, Sept. 25, 1719; Barnardus, May 11, 1721; Susanna, Sept. 15, 1723; Antie, in Albany, April 21, 1728; Debora, August (?), 1729, m. Philip Teunise; Myndert. [See Albany Families.] .

MYNDERT, son of Jacobus, of the Normanskil, m, Helena, dau. of Abraham Swits, March 5, 1769. Ch. bp: Engeltie, Jan. 14, 1770, m. Arent N. Van Petten; Neeltie, June 16, 1771; Jacobus, Jan. 19, 1777. [See Albany Families.]

ARIE, of Normanskil, and Maria Van Antwerpen of Schenectady, m. Feb. 18, 1762.

CHRISTIAAN, and Elisabeth Freeman. Ch. bp: Antje, March 8, 1779; Engeltje, March 2, 1782; Engeltie, b. Dec. 11, 1785, bp. in Albany; Jannetie, b. May 25, 1790, bp. in Albany.

Delamont

JACOB, of Albany, d. March 14, 1719, a. 81ys., leaving two sons, Jan or Johannes, who settled in Schenectady, and Marten of Schaghticoke.

MARTEN, son of Jacob, of "Schadthooke," m. Lybeth Viele, Nov. 14, 1702, in Albany. Ch. bp. in Albany: Pieter, Oct. 1, 1703; Catharina, April 20, 1707; Catharina, Oct. 31, 1708; Pieter, Oct. 7, 1711; Abraham, Feb. 10, 1717.

JAN or JOHANNES, son of Jacob, m. first Johanna Clara Kleyn, widow of N. N. Metselaer, May 4, 1707, in Albany; and secondly, Eva, dau. of Hendrick Brouwer. He was b. July 30, 1684, d. Dec. 20, 1766. In 1710 he was High Constable of Albany; in 1735 Voorlezer of the church in Schenectady. His wife Eva, d. Oct. 2, 1747, a. 45ys., 6m., 3d. Ch. b: Jacob, July 7, 1723, "murdered by the hands of the enemy and buried in Stillwater, Oct. 24, 1746" [Bible]; Maria, May 9, 1725, m. Abraham Christianse; Hendrik, Feb. 25, 1727, d. Aug. 21, 1743; Catrina, May 6, 1728, m. Henricus Volkertse Veeder; Abraham, b. July 25, 1730 [Bible], bp. July 19, 1729 [Church record]; Elisabeth, Dec, 16, 1732, m. Jacobus Bratt; Margarieta, Jan. 26, 1735, m. Abraham Swits; Jannetje, Feb. 26, 1737, m. Johannes Teller; Annatie, May 4, 1739, m. Christoffel Felthousen; Eva, Nov, 10, 1741, m. Claas Vedder; Henrik, Oct. 24, 1745.

ABRAHAM, son of Jan, m. first, Annatje, dau. of Alexander Vedder, Dec. 4, 1766. She d. July 21, 1779, and he m. secondly Volkie Wemp, June 30, 1782; he d. Dec. 23, 1792. Ch. b: Jacob, Jan. 13, 1768, d. March 19, 1768; Jacob, Dec. 30, 1768; Maria, Aug. 7, 1771, d. May 16, 1780; Johannes, Feb. 25, 1774; Alexander, July 9, 1779, d. Aug. 11, 1779.

HENDRICK, son of Jan, m. Elisabeth Van Dyck. In 1781 he owned the lot in Union Street where the Court House now stands, beginning 100ft. Amst. meas. west from Ferry Street; made his will Nov. 9, 1808, proved Oct. 25, 1820; wife Margaret, but no ch. mentioned. Ch: John, b. Jan. 29, 1787.

JACOB, son of Abraham, m. Debora, dau, of Johannes Bratt, April 5, 1789. She d. in Rotterdam, Nov. 5, 1844, a. 73ys. Ch: Annatje, b. May 21, 1789.

JOHANNES, son of Abraham, m. Rebecca De Graaf, Nov. 23, 1799. She d. Oct. 13, 1837. Ch. b: Maria, June 27, 1800; Cornelius, July 31, 1802, d. Jan 18, 1837; Annatie, Sept. 25, 1806; Rebecca, Oct. 12, 1809, d. March 9, 1839; Eva, Sept. 24, 1812, d. April 7, 1834; a son unbaptised, Oct. 31, 1815, d. Dec. 22, 1815; Volkie Eliza, April 3, 1817, d. Dec. 5, 1842; Debora Ann and Abraham Henry, twins, Feb. 25, 1821.

De Lany

PATRICK, and Barbara Cunningham. Ch: Anneke, bp. Oct. 4, 1760.

De La Warde

JAN, came over from Antwerp in 1662; besides a lot in Albany, and land in Niskayuna, he owned an island in the Mohawk River between Claas Graven's Hoek and Schenectady, for which in 1698 he acknowledged to have received satisfaction from Joris Aertse Van der Baast some years previously. He d. in Albany Jan. 28, 1702.

Delloe

WILLIAM H. and Annatie Merkle. Ch: David, b. Feb. 28, 1799.

Demorest

GULIAAN, and Lea Goetschius. Ch: Elsje, b. June 14, 1794.

PETER, m. Francyntje, dau. of Willem Van Ingen, August 4, 1794. Ch: William Van Ingen, bp. August 28, 1796; James Van Ingen, b. May 20, 1798; Margarietje Elisabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1801.

ABRAHAM, and Tannitje Brouwer. Ch: Jacob, b. Oct. 11, 1796.

SAMUEL, and Maria …… Ch: Samuel, bp. Feb. 25, 1798.

De Nie (Denny?)

LOWIS, and Maria Janse. Ch: John, bp. March 1, 1782.

Denniston

CHARLES "VAN IRELAND", m. Catrien, dau. of Johannes Barheyt, Nov. 20, 1762. Ch. bp: Sarah, Jan. 22, 1764; Cornelia, May 26, 1765; Mary, Jan. 12, 1767; Ezekiel, May 7, 1769; Cornelia, May 5, 1771; Ezekiel, April 28, 1773; Jacomyntje, Oct. 10, 1775; Jane, Aug. 30, 1778; Robert, Aug. 31, 1782.

EZEKIEL, son of Charles, and Margarieta Pulver, both of Duanesburgh, m. May 31, 1792. Ch. b: Jemima, Oct. 6, 1792; Christina, Sept. 11, 1795; Charles, Nov. 28, 1797.

Denny

JOHN, m. Penelope (Eleanor) Lidde (Leede), Oct. 7, 1770. Ch: Margariet, bp. Sept, 14, 1789; Alexander Alexander, b. May 19, 1791.

De Spitzer

ERNESTUS, and Barbara Welfon (Wilfelin). He was a clergyman before coming to this country; the following is a translation of a license given him: "We give to the bearer of this paper, Rev. Ernest Spitzer of the Diocese of Vienna, permission to say mass during four days in all the churches in and outside the city, if he, according to the rules of the church, in honest priestly clothing, will appear before the rectors and trustees of the church."
"Beben Bratz, the 25th March, 1745.
Louis Berthold, Archdeacon."
He was surgeon to the garrison at Oswego from Oct. 28, 1753, to May 22, 1755, and perhaps longer. After the French war, he settled in Schenectady, and practiced medicine. He had a farm in Glenville, about 7 miles above the city, where there is a family burying ground. Ch. bp: Elisabeth, May 18, 1755, m. Aaron Potman; Gerrit, July 2, 1758; Ernestus, Sept. 27, 1761.

GERRIT, son of Ernestus, m. Annatje, dau. of Nicolaas Sixbury. Ch: Ernestus, bp. Aug. 12, 1781; Nicholas, bp. Dec. 27, 1783. Ch. b: Jeremiah, Aug. 7, 1786; Susanna, Feb. 4, 1789; Peter Sixbury, June 12, 1791; Johannes, May 28, 1794; Barbara, Jan. 13, 1797.

Devoe

JOHN, and Margarita Reddely. Ch: Annatje, bp. Dec. 14, 1781. [See Albany Families.]

WILLEM, van de Halve maan, m. Sara Van Vorst, Aug. 23, 1745.

SAMUEL, and Polly Crown. Ch: Maritje, b. Sept. 19, 1788.

De Winter

BASTIAAN, a native of Middleburgh, Holland, came to Schenectady about 1662. Falling sick, in 1670 he sold his house lot, 200ft square, on the south corner of Church and Union Streets, together with his bouwery on the Groote Vlachte, to Joris Aertse Van der Baast, Jan Labatie and Elias Van Guysling, with the intention of returning to Holland, but d. before doing so. In 1678 the Dutch church of Albany claimed, and probably obtained his property for the use of the poor. He d. about Aug., 1678, leaving no heirs in this country.

De Witt

JOHANNES,and Rachel Wemple. Ch: Andreas, bp. March 24, 1782.

Deyer (Dyer)

JONATHAS, bricklayer, from Wales, England, m. Maria Dirkse, widow of Harmanus Hagedorn, Nov. 21, 1695, in Albany. In 1714 he conveyed the 6th Flat to Reyer Schermerhorn. Ch. bp: Robert, Sept. 29, 1696; Anna, Oct. 19, 1698; Sara, Sept. 28, 1701; Jannetje, Jan. 2, 1704; Henderick, Apr, 14, 1706; Henderick, Feb. 8, 1708.

Deygart

WILLIAM, and Catharina Head. Ch: Alexander, b. Dec. 15, 1798.

Dingman

JACOB (Petrus in the Trouw Boek), and Maria Krankheyt, both of de Willege, m. Nov. 9, 1765. Ch. bp: Samuel, Aug. 28, 1763; Sarah, Aug. 4, 1765; Eva, June 4, 1769; Abraham, Aug. 18, 1770.

JOHANNES, m. Margarita, dau. of Harman Philipse. Ch: Gerardus, b. Oct. 1, 1764; Maria, bp. Sept. 21, 1766, m. Samuel Dingman.

SAMUEL, son of Jacob, m. Maria, dau. of Johannes Dingman. Ch. b: Jacob, Nov. 30, 1785; John, Sept. 26, 1788.

GERARDUS, son of Johannes, and Catharina Hendricksen. Ch: Annatje, b. May 17, 1791.

Dirkse (Van Vechten)

TEUNIS, of Loonenburgh, now Athens, m. Catalina, dau. of Claas Van Petten of Schenectady, Nov. 28, 1694, in Albany. Ch: Jannetje, bp. May 24, 1702. They were both deceased in 1707. [See Albany Families.]

(Doxie)

SAMUEL, and Elisabeth ……; Abraham and Isaac, bp, July 8, 1716. [See Albany Families.]

Dixon

JOSEPH, and Cornelia Bratt. Ch: Joseph, b. May 21, 1794.

Dod

JOHN, of New York, and Catlyntje, dau. of Johannes Schermerhorn, both dwelling at Schenectady, m. Sept. 29, 1745. Ch: Bartholomew, bp. May 19, 1746.

(Dodge?)

BARTHOLOMEW, and Marytje Doremus. Ch. b: Jacob, April 21, 1787; Rachel and Engeltie, Dec. 16, 1789.

JOHN, and Elisabeth Mandeville. Ch. b: John, Dec. 27, 1792; Antje, Nov. 9, 1795; David Mandeville, Aug. 27, 1798.

Dodds

CORNELIUS, and Mary Glen. Ch: Maria, b. May 7, 1797.

Doine

MARTIN, and Nancy Barry, m. March 29, 1797.

Dokstader

JOHANNES, and Catarina Bellinger. Ch: Catarina, bp. Nov. 26, 1780.

Donaldson

WILLIAM, from Killysandry, Ireland, and Sara Goff of Schenectady, m. Jan. 22, 1743, both then living in Schenectady.

Doolittle

THOMPSON, m. Nancy Bonney, Aug. 9, 1789. Ch. b: Joseph, Feb. 15, 1791; Margriet, Jan. 13, 1793.

Doorn

ALEXANDER, m. Rachel, dau. of Jacob Egmond of Albany. Ch: Maria, bp. Jan. 29, 1780; Maria, b. March 31, 1786; Lea, b. April 10, 1788; Eleanor, b. Nov. 22, 1790.

JOHN JR., and Mary Van Aken. Ch. b: Petrus, March 27, 1791; Charles, June 27, 1793; Sullivan, May 27, 1797.

Dorn (Doorn)

JOHN and Maria Sullivan. Ch: Abraham, bp. Oct. 11, 1783; Jacob, b. Feb. 3, 1786.

Dowland

JAMES, and Elisabeth Bradford. Ch: John, b. Oct. 31, 1785.

Doyle

CHARLES, tavern keeper, 52 Union Street in 1765-1772; wife Jean.

Dudley

STEPHEN, and Cornelia Post, m. April 15, 1764.

Dunbar (Tumbarr)

JOHN, m. first, Bata Winne of Albany, and secondly, Maria Van Hoesen, dau. of Johannes, April 1, 1724. He was b. Aug. 31, 1670, and d. in Schenectady, May 7, 1736. In 1714 he was associated with Rev. Thomas Barclay and Col. Peter Matthews in building the Episcopal church in Albany. About 1730 he removed to Schenectady, where he resided on the south corner of Church and Front Streets, He made his will April 13, 1736; wife not living; and spoke of the following ch: Robert, John, Mary, Catharine, Willempie and Alexander. He was a Vintner or "taffering ceeper." Ch. bp. in Albany: Robert, Nov. 20, 1709; Jannetie, May 17, 1724; in Schenectady, Anna, Jan. 7, 1733; Alexander, Nov. 17, 1734. His dau. Mary m. Joseph R. Yates; Willempie, m. Abraham Groot; the former inherited her father's house and lot corner of Church and Front Streets; the latter a parcel of ground on the west corner of Union and Canal Streets. The remainder of his ch. settled in Albany. [See Albany Families.]

ALEXANDER, son of John, and Susanna Warmoet. Ch: Elisabeth, bp. Dec. 11, 1775.

Duncan

JOHN, merchant, had a house and farm called the "Hermitage," now owned by Hon. Charles Stanford. He d. May 5, 1791, a. 69ys. His wife was Martha March. Ch. bp: George, Oct. 14, 1779; Mary, Aug. 31, 1784; Richard.

RICHARD, son of John, was a Capt. in the British army, under Sir John Johnson. Had a dau. Mary Ann, who d. in Schenectady, Jan. 8, 1816, a. 23ys. His wife Mary d. Sept. 8, 1815, a. 45ys. Capt. Duncan d. Feb. ——, 1819.

Dunlap

JAMES, and Catrien McDarmon. Ch. bp: James, Dec. 25, 1767; William, December 31, 1770.

Dupuys

JACOB, and Catharina Cantine. Ch: Johannes Cantine, bp. Aug. 21, 1785.

Durkee

ASA, and Cornelia Vosburgh. Ch: Catharina, b. Sept. 19, 1793.

Duryee

GEORGE, of New Amsterdam, m. Elisabeth Rynex, Dec. 10, 1793. Ch. b: John Van Leuren, March 3, 1794; William Rynex, June 25, 1796; Geertruy, June 28, 1798; James, Feb. 13, 1802.

Du Trieux

See Truax.

Eades

JOSEPH, and Grace …… Ch. bp: Ann, Aug. 4, 1765; Joseph, Aug. 23, 1768.

Easterly

MARTINUS, of Clifton Park, m. Ruth, dau. of Jillis Van Vorst, Jr., Feb. 5, 1793.

Eberhart

JOHAN, and Maria Johnson. Ch: Johan Frederick, bp. Jan. 2, 1782.

Ecker

JACOB, and Noeltje, dau. of Johannes Fort, Ch: Rebecca, bp. Jan. 20, 1773.

JOHANNES, of Helderbergh and Dirkje Vrooman. Ch. bp: Jacob: July 29, 1779; Barent, Feb. 16, 1781; Nicholas, June 2, 1783; Adam Vrooman, b. June 9, 1785.

WILLIAM, and Hester Snyder. Ch: Catrina, bp. Nov. 1, 1784.

ADAM, m. Jannetie, dau. of David Frank of Schenectady, Oct. 30, 1785.

ADAM, and Elisabeth Fetherly, both of the Helderbergh, m. July 13, 1791.

Eckerson

JAN, of Schoharie, m. Maritje, dau. of Cornelis Slingerland. Ch: Thomas, b. July 14, 1725; Aegie, b. Nov. 9, 1726. He m. secondly, Margarietje, dau. of Cornelis Viele, June 3, 1733. Ch: Margarietje, bp. July 21, 1734, m. Aarmanus Brouwer.

THOMAS (perhaps son of Jan), and Elisabeth Ecker. Ch: Willem, bp. Jan. 25, 1783.

CORNELIUS, and Rebecca, dau. of Staats Van Santvoord of Albany. Ch: Staats Van Santvoord, bp. Jan. 10, 1785.

Edich

HANS MICHAEL, and Eva …… Ch: Margariet, bp. Feb. 1, 1713.

JACOB, and Catrina Frank. Ch: Elisabeth, bp. May 28, 1758; Annatje, bp. June 1, 1760.

Eenkluys

HANS JANSE, is worthy to be remembered as the donor of the Poor Pasture to the poor of Schenectady. In 1632 he was one of the Dutch West India Company's officers, who erected the Arms of the States General at a spot called Kievit's Hoeck (Saybrook), at the mouth of the Connecticut River. In July, 1648, on the occasion of Gov. Stuyvesant's visit to Rensselaerswyck, he was employed to clean the Heer Patroon's cannons, and to fire the salute. He was an ancient man in 1680, and apparently without relations in this country, and made the Deacons of the church his administrators and legatees, on condition that he should be supported in his old age and weakness. After his decease in 1683, the deacons applied to the Court of Albany for power to administrate upon his estate, saying that Eenkluys had been weakly for 13 years since 1670; that they had supported and buried him: the Court referred the matter back to the Court of Schenectady. The original quantity of landwas 18 morgens, being that portion lying west of, or above the Hansen kil (now College brook); that portion lying east, or below the creek, called the Boght, was bought of Harmanus Van Slyck in 1806, for $1,750. The whole was sold in 1863 for about $10,000 to pay the debts incurred in building the present church edifice.

Eglinton

JOHN, and Catlyntje Dodd, both of Remsenbos, m. Nov. 29, 1790. Ch. b: Bartholomeus, Sept. 29, 1792; Thomas, July 14, 1796; Annatje, July 17, 1798.

Ellice

JAMES, Thomas, Alexander and Robert, merchants from London, were in business in Schenectady as early as 1768.

JAMES, m. Ann Adams. After his death she m. Joseph C. Yates, late Gov. of the State. Ch: Catharine Adams, b. Dec. 24, 1786.

Ellis

THOMAS, and Maria Van Driessen, m. April 1, 1764.

Eman

JOHN, and Margaret Dederick. Ch. b: Catharina, June 28, 1797; Margarieta, Oct. 20, 1799.

Empie

ADAM, m. first Catrina Barber, dau. of Adam Smit (?), Feb. 5, 1727; secondly, Anna Maria Saltsman; made his will in 1782, then of "Stoneraby;" proved Dec. 8, 1783; spoke of wife Anna Maria, sons Johannes, Adam, step-son Willem Saltzman, and of his father Johannes. Ch. bp: Maria, b. May 17, 1727, m. Christoffel Felthousen; Anna, bp. July 27, 1729; Johannes, Oct. 3, 1731; Adam, May 5, 1734; Hendrik, Sept. 12, 1736.

JOHANNES, son of Adam, brewer, had a brewery on west corner of Union and Maiden Lane; moved to Montgomery County; m. first, Catrina, dau. of Henricus Wempel, Nov. 27, 1756, and secondly, Annatie Quackenbos, Dec. 9, 1768. Ch. bp: Annatie, May 29, 1757; Catrina, Jan. 21, 1759; Adam, March 30, 1760; Catarina, Sept. 24, 1769; Adam, March 10, 1771; Maria, Dec. 20, 1772; Elisabeth, Nov. 27, 1774; Johannes, May 27, 1776; Elisabeth, March 15, 1778; Adam, b. Sept. 5, 1785, graduated at Union College, and for many years rector of a church near Richmond, Va.

Erichzon

REINHARD, the fourth minister of the Dutch church of Schenectady from 1728 to 1736, came from Groningen, North Holland; d. in Freehold, N. J, 1764. He m. Maria Provost. Ch: Anna, bp. July 13, 1729; Engelina, (?), who m. Pieter Van Slyck.

GERARD, m. Anna, daughter of Owen Owens of Albany, Aug. 12, 1732. Ch. b: Wilko, Sept. 13, 1733; Henrikus, Jan. 26, 1736; Annatje, Sept. 5, 1738, m. Charles Adams; Johannes, bp. Jan. 14, 1741.

JOHANNES, son of Gerard, and Annatje Van Antwerpen. Ch: Annatje, bp. May 30, 1773, m. Abraham Van Dyck.

JOHANNES, perhaps same as last, m. Willemptje Vrooman, widow, daughter of Abraham Groot, Oct 21, 1787. She d. April 2, 1832, a. 73ys., 2d. Ch. b: Gerrit, December 12, 1788; Willemptje, April 14, 1792; Catharina, June 4, 1793; Gerrit, d. Sept. 22, 1836, a. 37ys., 10m., 20d.

JOHN, and Elisabeth Combs. Ch: William, b. Feb. 3, 1805.

Ernest

WILLIAM, and Lena Shutes. Ch. b: Elisabeth, Aug. 26, 1793; Mary, April 26, 1795,

Eslan

PRISKS, and Maria Lowisa Robeers. Ch: Lowis, bp. Aug. 17, 1778.

Esselsteyn

See Ysselsteyn.

Evans

BENJAMIN, and Mary Beam (Behm). Ch: Mary, bp. Feb. 22, 1781; John, b. Jan. 4, 1790; Nathan, b. Dec. 5, 1795.

EBENEZER, and Sarab Nobel. Ch: Sarah, bp. Feb. 22, 1781.

NATHAN, and Catharina Fulmer. Ch: John, b. May 30, 1789.

SO. (Solomon?), an inhabitant of Schenectady in 1754.

Evertson

JOHANNES, and Eleanor Krankheyt. Ch: Marytje, b. April 11, 1787.

Ewing

WILLIAM, had a lot on south side of Union Street, east of Ferry Street in 1765.

Ezabel

CATRINA, (perhaps a colored woman) purchased a lot of the Dutch church in Front Street, part of the burying ground, which she sold to Nicolaas Speck; this lot passed to Jno. McKinzie, to Ann McGregor, to William McGill, and in 1785 to Lewis Barhydt, in whose family it still remains.

Fairly

JOHANNES, m. first Metje, dau. of Jan. Pieterse Melbie, July 2, 1724; and probably a dau. of Caleb Beck for his second wife. He had a lot in 1766, on the east side of Church Street, south of Union Street, adjoining his father-in-law Beck's lot, and opposite Jonathan Ogden's inn. Ch; Annatje, b. Oct. 15, bp. Nov. 6, 1724; Engeltie, b. May 25, bp. June 19, 1726, m. Philip Truax. Ch. bp: Maritje, April 4, 1728; John; Maria, May 28, 1732; Jacob, June 2, 1734; Caleb, Dec. 7, 1735; Margarietje, Oct. 9, 1737.

JOHN, son of Johannes, m. Elisabeth, dau. of Simon Toll. He made his will Sept. 8, 1815, proved July 8, 1816; spoke of wife and children, but only of Margaret Groot and Maria Young by name. Ch. bp: Hester, Dec. 18, 1757, m. Hendrick Van Petten; Annatje, Aug. 21, 1760, m. Nicolaas S. Van Petten; Maria, m. Benjamin Young; Alida, Feb. 17, 1765, m. Frederic S. Van Petten; Margarita, Sept. 2, 1766, m. first, Samuel Clement, and secondly …… Groot.

Fairman

JOHN, and Elisabeth Robertson. Ch: Hugh, bp. Nov. 7, 1781.

Farlow

CHARLES, and Mary Farlow. Ch: Elisabeth, bp. Nov. 15, 1757.

Farnsworth

AARON, m. Catlyntje Veeder, Dec. 24, 1797. She d. Dec. 25, 1842, a. 72ys. Ch. b: John, June 1, 1798; Nancy, June 15, 1800.

Farquason

MICHAEL and Ann Little. Ch. bp: Little, Oct. 30, 1768; Eleanor, Feb. 9, 1784.

LYTLE, son of Michael, m. Maria Magdalena Pulver. Ch. b: Michael, April 15, 1789; Lidia, July 15, 1752.

Farrel

JOHN, trader, had house and lot in 1771, on west side of Ferry, between Liberty and Union Streets, m. Rachel, dau. of Isaac Vrooman, Nov. 19, 1767. Ch. bp: Kennedy, Oct. 9, 1768; Dorothea, Sept. 23, 1770, m. William Van Vredenbergh.

KENNEDY, son of John, m. Anna, dau. of Johannes Peek. She d. Dec. 13, 1832, a. 61ys.; he d. a little before Oct. 23, 1796. Ch: Rachel, bp. Nov. 12, 1786. Ch. b: Eva, Aug. 13, 1789; Johannes, Sept. 25, 1791; Isaac Vrooman, May 3, 1793, d. in Dover, O., June 26, 1842; Sarah, April 18, 1795; Kennedy, Oct. 5, 1796.

Farsey (Ferry)

THOMAS, and Hanna, dau. of Daniel Toll. Ch: Daniel, bp. April 14, 1751.

Faulkner

JEREMIAS, and Hannah Richard. Ch: Samuel, bp. Aug. 18, 1766.

Feling (Felinck)

PIETER, widower, m. Eva, dau. of Cornelis Viele, June 12, 1724. He was the schoolmaster of the village and had a house and lot on north side of State Street, about midway between Ferry and Church Streets. Ch: Debora, b. May 5, 1725; Elisabet, b. April 24, 1727, m. Joseph Flansburgh; Wilhelmus, b. June 1, 1729; Anna, bp. Nov. 28, 1731, m. Pieter Warmoet; Catharina, b. Jan. 26, 1734, m. Arent Smith (Arrowsmith); Wilm, b. Aug. 13, 1736; Cornelis, bp. April 29, 1739, Nicolaas, bp. June 21, 1741; Jannetje, b, Feb. 24, 1746, m. Jacobus Van Gyseling.

WILLEM, son of Pieter, m. Jannetje, dau. of Johannes Van Vranken of "Nistoungjoone," Dec. 3, 1762. He settled in Clifton Park. Ch. bp: Annatje, May 22, 1753, m. Dirk Van Vranken; Eva, May 19, 1765, m. Jonathan Powell; Pieter, May 20, 1768.

CORNELIS, son of Pieter, of Clifton Park, m. Susanna Ted (Teed, Tid). Ch. bp: Jannetje, Aug. 22, 1779; Elisabeth, Feb. 17, 1781; Pieter, Jan. 19, 1783; Keziah, b. Sept. 28, 1787, m. John Clark of Niskayuna, d. Jan. 16, 1867; Hannah, b. Jan. 3, 1794.

Felter

PHILIP, and Margarita Schoein. Ch: Philip, bp. Aug. 23, 1763.

Felthousen (Feldhausen)

CHRISTOFFEL, from Hamburgh, m. Maria, dau. of Adam Empie, April 3, 1757. In 1790 he owned a lot on west side of Maiden Lane, between Union and Liberty Streets. He d. in 1799; his wife d. May 2, 1760, a. 32ys., 10m., 16d. Ch. bp: Catarina, Oct. 8, 1758; Maria, April 27, 1760.

CHRISTOFFEL, (same as the last), m. Annatje, dau. of Jan Dellamont, Jun. 4, 1763. Ch. bp: Johannes, Jan, 15, 1764; Jacob Delamont, July 28, 1765; Maria, June 14, 1767, m. Thomas Wilkie; Hendrick, June 18, 1769; Catarina, Nov. 1, 1772, m. Willem Pieterse.

CHRISTOFFEL, (same as last), m. Sarah Hoogteling, May 28, 1775. Ch. bp: Annatje, Aug. 25, 1776; Daniel, Oct. 18, 1778; Geertruy, July 29, 1781; Jacobus Hoogteling, b. April 25, 1785.

JACOB, son of Christoffel, m. Cathlyntje Young, April 28, 1787. Ch. b: Annatje, Dec. 21, 1787; Annatje, Dec. 9, 1788; Jacob Dellamont, Jan. 11, 1793; Christoffel, April 13, 1795; Rebecca, Sept. 1, 1797; John, Aug. 11, 1799; William, Nov. 5, 1801; Hendrick, Jan. 10, 1804.

DANIEL, son of Christoffel, m. Rachel Whittaker, Aug. 24, 1799.

Ferguson

JOHN, and Jannet McGue (McKown, McGowen, McCoun). Ch. bp: James, Nov. 17, 1779; Catrien, June 5, 1782; John, Feb. 2, 1784; Catharine, b. April 2, 1786; Elisabeth, b. Feb. 1, 1793.

Fero

WILHELMUS, and Geertruy Van Vranken. Ch. b: Margarieta, Nov. 12, 1794; David, Feb. 28, 1796; Francyntje, Sept. 5, 1799.

Ferrio

ALEXANDER, and Maria Marcot. Ch: Catrien, bp. Jan. 31, 1779.

Ferris

LEWIS, and Prudence Pangburn. Ch. bp: John, Feb. 6, 1779.

Fetherly

JOHANNES, of Helderbergh, and Maria Paapsteyn. Ch: Margariet, b. Feb. 5, 1786.

PHILIP, and Rebecca Ramsey. Ch: Rebecca, b. Feb. 8, 1787.

Filkins

JAMES, and Anna Brown. Ch: Benjamin, b. March 19, 1796.

Fillebagh

BALTUS, and Elisabeth Smith. Ch: Daniel, b. Feb. 10, 1787.

Fisher

JOHN, and Molly Keely. Ch: John, b. Oct. 7, 1789. [See also Visscher.]

Fitsgerald

THOMAS, and Elisabeth Conklin. Ch. b: William, Aug. 26, 1774; Jannetje, Oct. 16, 1775; Mary, Nov. 1778.

JOHN, and Sarah Rutherford. Ch: Nelly, bp. Oct. 27, 1781; Catarina, Oct. 18, 1783. Ch. b: John, July 11, 1786; James, April 23, 1793; Eleanor, March 25, 1798.

Flagg

JOHANNES, and Catarina Creemer. Ch: Maria Susanna, bp. Oct. 22, 1781.

Flander

JACOB and Elisabeth Louer. Ch.bp: Ernest, Feb. 12, 1764; George Wolfgang, Jan. 26, 1765.

Flansburgh

JOSEPH, son of Mattheus of Albany, widower, m. Elisabeth, dau. of Pieter Feling, Nov. 8, 1749. Ch. bp: Dirk; Willem, Jan. 16, 1757; Anthony, Jan. 4, 1759; Eva, Nov. 22, 1761; Mattheus, March 27, 1763; Nicolaas, June 17, 1764; Maria, Feb. 9, 1766; Cornelis, Sept. 11, 1774.

DIRK, son of Joseph, and Alida Vanderheyden. Ch. b: Joseph, Nov. 15, 1781; Frans, May 15, 1785, d. March 11, 1850.

ANTHONY, son of Joseph, m. Susanna Van Alen, March 2, 1788. Ch. b: Jannetje, Nov. 7, 1788; Maria, April 16, 1790.

WILLEM, son of Joseph, and Annatje Luke (Loap). Ch. b: Elisabeth, Oct. 28, 1788; Johannes, April 31, (sic), 1790.

NICOLAAS, son of Joseph, and Sophia Schermerhorn. Ch: Joseph, b. April 23, 1794; Jannetje, bp. May 1, 1796,

MATTHEW, and Maria Clute, both of Normanskil, m. Sept., 1792.

Flinn

JOHN, and Catarina Geyselbergh. Ch; James, bp. Oct. 18, 1775.

Flood

PATRICK, from Clonmel, Ireland, and Eleanor Mahar, from Cork, Ireland, both living in Maquaasland, were m. Sept. 25, 1743. Ch: Mary, bp. Feb, 24, 1745.

Fodder

ISAAC, from Philipstown, m. Eva Buchanan, April 2, 1794. Ch. b: Margariet, Jan. 27, 1795; John, Aug. 4, 1796; Stephen, June 7, 1798; Polly Buchanan, Sept. 20, 1805 (4?).

Folger

THOMAS, b. in Islington, Old England, dwelling in Currysbosch, and Abigail Folger, b. in Nantucket, were m. at Saratoga. Ch: Benjamin, b. Oct. 28, 1785.

Folmer

JOHANNES JR., and Catarina Straat. Ch: Annatje, bp. Feb. 6, 1778; Catharina, b. Aug. 26, 1802.

Fonda

JILLIS DOUWESE, was in Beverwyck as early as 1654; his wife was Hester. In 1664 Hester Douwese, assisted by her son Douw Jillise, and dau. Greetien Jillise, sold to Jan Coster Van Aecken two distiller's kettles for 400 guilders seewant. She was then probably a widow. In 1666 she was the widow of Barent Gerritse.

DOUW JILLISE, son of the last, m. Rebecca. He owned land at Lubberde land (Troy), in 1676; d. Nov. 24, (27), 1700. Ch: Jan, b. 1668; Jillis; Isaac; bp. March 9, 1684; Rebecca, bp. March 17, 1786; Anna, bp. Feb. 2, 1690; Claas (?) [See Albany Families.]

JILLIS, son of Douw Jillise of Albany, m. Rachel, dau. of Pieter Winne of Albany, Dec. 11, 1695. He removed from Albany to Schenectady about 1700; was a gunstocker; made his will Sept. 8, 1737, his wife then living, and the following Ch: Douw, Pieter, Abraham, Jacob, Eva, wife of Joseph Yates, Tanneke, wife of Johannes Clute, Lena and Rebecca. Ch. bp: Douwe, in Albany, Aug 23, 1696; Tanneken, in Albany March 9, 1698, m. Johannes Clute; Douw, Sept. 1, 1700; Rebecca, Dec. 25, 1702; Lena, April 22, 1705, m. Pieter Brouwer; Eva, Oct. 16, 1707, m. Joseph Yates; Pieter, March 6, 1711; Sara, May 3, 1713, m. Jacobus Van Vorst; Abraham, July 17, 1715; Rachel, March 28, 1719; Jacob, Feb. 11, 1722.

DOUW, son of Jillis, m. Maritje Vrooman, dau. of Adam, October 29, 1725. "He removed from Schenectady, and settled at Caughnawaga about the year 1751 (the same year in which Harmen Visscher settled below); he was an aged widower (May 22, 1780), and resided at this time in a large stone dwelling. His three sons, John, Jillis (major) and Adam lived in the neighborhood. He was slain by Sir John Johnson's Indians, May 22, 1780, and his house plundered and burned. John and Adam were made prisoners and carried to Canada; their houses were burnt." Simm's Hist. Schoharie County. Ch. bp: Jillis, b. March 24, 1727; Adam, bp. Nov. (?), 1730; Adam, Oct. 29, 1732; Margrietje, Nov. 10, 1734, m. Barent M. Wemple; Adam, Dec. 26, 1736, d. Nov. 8, 1808; Pieter, Jan. 1739; Johannes, March 8, 1741, d. Feb. 19, 1815.

DOUWE, (probably the last), widower, and Debora, dau. of Johannes Veeder, and widow of Reyer Wemple, both dwelling in Maquaasland, were m. Aug. 19, 1767.

PIETER, son of Jillis, m. Maria, dau. of Daniel Van Antwerpen, June 27, 1735. Ch: Rachel, bp. Oct. 19, 1735.

ABRAHAM, son of Jillis, carpenter, m, first, Maria, dau. of Abraham Mebie, July 30 (31), 1746; secondly, Susanna, dau. of Alexander Glen, Feb. 22, 1755; and thirdly, Rachel Vrooman, widow Wimp, Nov. 22, 1774. His first wife d. May 8, 1753; the second wife d. March 21, 1773, a. 49ys., 6m.; the third wife d. Aug. 5, 1791, and he d. Feb. 13, 1805, aged 89ys., 7m., 27d. (22). Abraham Fonda lived in house No. 27 Front Street, built in 1752, and now occupied by his great grandson, Nicholas Yates. Ch. b: Rachel, Sept. 14, 1748, m. Jesse De Graaf; Johannes, Nov. 8, 1750, d. Dec. 2, 1751; Annatje, Oct. 18, 1752, d. May 13, 1753; Jellis, Oct. 20, 1755, d. Aug. 31, 1756; Rebecca, June 7, 1757, m. first, Nicholas Yates, secondly, Cornelis Van Vranken, d. Mar. 7, 1846, a. 89ys.; Jellis, Oct. 25, 1759; Jacob Glen, Aug. 29, 1761; Alexander, Sept. 12, 1763, d. Aug. 24, 1776; Maria, Nov. 15, 1765, d. Jan. 19, 1772.

JACOB, son of Jellis, m. first, Maria, dau. of Nicolaas Van Petten, April 29, 1748; secondly, Margarieta, widow of Pieter Bosie, Nov. 4, 1758. He made his will May 1806, proved Nov. 9, 1813, then spoke of son Jellis and dau. Rebecca. and Rachel. Ch. bp: Rachel, Oct. 10, 1748, m. Philip Viele; Jillis, Jan. 12, 1751; Rebecca, Dec. 26, 1753, m. Gerrit Van Antwerpen.

Maj. JELLIS, son of Douw, early settled at Caughnawaga, m. Jannetie, dau. of Hendrick Vrooman, the banns having been proclaimed Jan. 16, 1750. He d. June 23, 1791; she d. Feb. 2, 1804, a. 77ys., 3m., 23d. Ch. bp: Margarita, Dec. 12, 1756; Douwe, d. Sept. 11, 1815, a. 30ys.; Henry, d. April 4, 1832, a. 49ys., 16d.; Margarita, b. 1764, m, John R. Yates.

PIETER, son of Jellis, m. Alida, dau. of Matthys Nak of Albany, and widow of J. A. Truax, Aug. 10, 1757. He was a tanner, lived on the southerly corner of State Street and Mill Lane, and had his tan vats on the rear of his lot; made his will 1771, proved Sept. 25, 1775, and spoke of his wife Alida, son Jellis, dau. Angenetie, and step-dau. Janneke Truex. Ch. bp: Gillis, July 2, 1758, d. May 4, 1830; Angenetie, March 30, 1760; m. Robert H. Wendell, d. April 1, 1828.

ISAAC H. (son of Hendrick, of Albany?), and Susanna Van Den Bergh. Ch. bp: Henderick, Oct. 10, 1771; Cornelis, Jan. 11, 1775. [See Albany Families.]

Capt. JELLIS, son of Jacob, m. first, Maria Mynderse, Nov. 5, 1774; secondly, Catrina, dau. of Hendricus Veeder, about 1783. Ch. b: Jacob, bp. Sept. 5, 1784; Jacob, b. March 22, 1786; Hendricus, Aug. 20, 1788; Gerrit, Nov, 5, 1790; Christoffel, March 15, 1793; Christoffel, Aug. 28, 1795; Maria, June 11, 1798.

JACOB, son of Abraham, m. Aletta Willet, April 4, 1784, in Albany. He d. in West Glenville, Dec. 8, 1859, a. 98ys.; she d. Dec. 10, 1838, a. 82ys. Ch:. Abraham, bp. Jan. 30, 1785; Elbert Willet, b. March 4, 1794; Susanna, bp. Sept. 18, 1796.

ISAAC, of Fonda's bush, and Catharina Vedder of Niskayuna, m. Feb. 12, 1796.

JELLIS, son of Abraham, m. Elisabeth, dau. of Christoffel Yates. He d. Aug, 27, 1834; She d. Jan. 23, 1824. Ch. b: Alexander Glen, Aug. 17, 1785, graduate of Union College, and for many years a physician of this city d. Mar. 4, 1869; Jannetie, Oct. 28, 1786; Susanna, Sept. 23, 1788; Christopher Yates, a doctor of medicine, d. in Claiborne, Ala., Aug. 26, 1845; Jane Helen, May 4, 1793; Jane Helen, March 1, 1795, m. Rev. Nathan N. Whiting, d. at Williamsburgh, N. Y., April 30, 1852; Catharina, Sept. 27, 1796; Annatje, June 11, 1798; James, Nov. 1, 1800; Eliza, Feb. 2, 1803; Mary Austin, Sept. 12, 1804.

DOUWE JACOBSE, and Machtelt Lansing, both of the Boght, m. Sept. 20, 1788. [See also Albany Families.]

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