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Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of Schenectady:
Sickles to Swits

[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."

Sickles

WILLIAM, and Marytje Pels. Ch. b: Robert, Oct. 13, 1795; Jane, July 6, 1797.

Rev. JACOB, m. Catharina, dau. of Hon. Henry Glen, Aug. 1, 1797. She d. before the baptism of her child. He was associate pastor with Dr. Romeyn, 1796-7; accepted a call from the church of Coxsackie; removed from thence to Kinderhook, where he d. in March, 1846, a. 72ys. Ch: Nicholas Glen, b. Nov. 7, 1797.

Simon

ANTONY, m. Catarina Bastiaan, June 18, 1775.

Simonds

REUBEN, inn keeper in 1785, kept a public house on the west side of Church Street, on what is now number 24. This was a popular resort, at which public meetings were held. His house was burned on Pinxter day, 1803; the fire having commenced in a hatter's shop, standing next south, burned thence to State Street. Tradition has it, that Burr's carpenters, then at work upon the Mohawk bridge, gave each one day's work towards rebuilding Simonds's house, which was framed, raised and boarded in one day, and that he moved in the next day. He made his will Dec. 8, 1809, proved June 27, 1810; spoke of wife Elisabeth and Reuben Simonds Blood, but mentioned no children. He d. May 5, 1810, a. 74ys.

Simonse

See Veeder.

Simpson

JOSEPH, and Mary Ferguson. Ch: William, bp. Feb. 19, 1785.

Simser

NICHOLAS, and Margariet Beemmer. Ch: Martinus, bp. Aug. 25, 1781.

Sitterly (Sitterlin)

JOHANNES, of Helderbergh, and Catharina Sittel. Ch. bp: Johannes, Feb. 9, 1766; Isaac Frederic, Sept. 20, 1769; Petrus; Abraham, July 4, 1777; Jurry Hendrick (George), Jan. 6, 1779; Rudolf, Feb. 15, 1781; Martinus, Nov. 4, 1784; Catharina, b. March 19, 1786.

JOHANNES, perhaps same as the last, and Anna Roef. Ch: Johannes, Dec. 29, 1787.

JACOB, and Appolonia Conterman. Ch: Catrina, bp. March 9, 1784; Maria, b. Nov. 2, 1785.

ISAAC, son of Johannes, of the Hellenbergh, and Elisabeth Shannon of the Normanskil, m. Nov. 16, 1788. Ch. b: Johannes, Sept. 26, 1790; Elisabeth, bp. Nov. 11, 1792; Abraham, b. Sept. 21, 1794; Catharina, Oct. 25, 1796; Maria, March 15, 1801; Isaac, May 4, 1803.

PETRUS, son of Johannes and Debora Schermerhorn. Ch: Catharina, bp. Aug. 7, 1797; Arent, b. July 13, 1799.

GEORGE, son of Johannes, and Debora Hoogeboom, both of Corrysbush, m. May 1, 1798. Ch. b: Maria, Aug. 27, 1798; Jacob, April 16, 1804.

Siver (Siverse, Siberse, Seber, Sivert)

JURRIEN, and Elisabeth, dau. of Simon Groot, m. Feb. 5, 1727. [See Albany Families.]

JOHANNES, and Maria Wormer, both of Rensselaerswyck, m. Dec. 13, 1764. Ch: Jurry, b. April 24, 1766. Ch. bp: Nicolaas, Dec. 17, 1769; Cornelius, Jan. 7, 1777; Abraham, May 26, 1779.

CAREL, and Celia Reddely (Radley). Ch: Annatje, bp. Jan. 7, 1777; Margarita, b. Feb. 16, 1790; Hendrick, b. Dec. 13, 1792.

ADAM, and Annatje Blessin. Ch: Philip, b. Sept. 15, 1789.

ADAM, perhaps the same as the last, and Annatje Staley, both of the Woestyne, m. Sept. 17, 1793. Ch. b: Elisabeth, Oct. 21, 1794; Jacob, June 16, 1796; George, May 20, 1798.

ROBERT, and Catharina Siver. Ch: George or Jurry, b. Nov. 17, 1789.

JACOB, and Martha Radley. Ch: Peter, b. May 1, 1790.

Sixberry

MANASSEH, young man from London, and Pietertje, dau. of Jan Janse Jonkers of Schenectady, m. March 15, 1699. He owned a part of the "First flat," about four miles above Schenectady, on the south side of the river; being sick at Fort Nicholson, Sept. 23, 1709, he made his will. Ch. bp: Johannes, January 9, 1700; Wilhelmus, July 13, 1701; Mary, living in 1709.

WILLEM, son of Manasseh, of Maquaasland, and Maria Catharina Smit of "Dorp," m. 1722 (?). Ch: Anna Lysbet, bp. Jan. 19, 1724; Manasseh, b. Sept. 23, 1725; Adam, bp. May 21, 1732.

…… and …… Jurriaanse. Ch: Catharina, b. Feb. 15, 1730.

ABRAHAM, and Eva Ekkerson. Ch. bp: Johannes, Aug. 9, 1752.

NICHOLAS, m. Susanna, dau. of Pieter Clement, March 20, 1756. Ch. bp: Nicholas, April 17, 1757; Pieter, Dec. 17, 1758; Annatje, June 15, 1760, m. Gerrit De Spitzer; Maria, Jan. 16, 1763, m. Abraham Schermerhorn Jr.; Pieter, Dec. 25, 1764; Arent, July 10, 1768.

ADAM, son of Willem, m. Annatje Olin. Ch. bp: Maria, Feb. 1, 1769; Alida; Dec. 19, 1770; Annatje, Jan. 20, 1780.

CORNELIS, m. Maria Olin. Ch. bp: Alida, Dec. 23, 1769; Benjamin, Oct. 25, 1775.

WILLIAM, m. Annatje Hendrickse. Ch: Peggy, b. May 19, 1796.

JOHN, m. Sarah Dingman. Ch: Jane, b. June 19, 1797.

ABRAHAM, m. Maria Zeeger, Nov. 11, 1799.

Slingerland

CORNELIS, son of Teunis Cornelise of Albany, m. Eva, dau. of …… Mebie, May 28, 1699. Ch. bp: Engeltie, Jan. 9, 1700, m. Hendrick Janse Vrooman; Anna, Oct. 3, 1703, m. Johannes Slingerland of Albany; Maria, August 25, 1705, m. Jan Ekerson; Lysbeth, April 30, 1707; Catharina, April 28, 1710, in Albany, m. first, Hendrick Van Slyck, and secondly, Bartholomeus Vrooman; Eva, July 12, 1714, in Albany; Lena, Oct. 6, 1716; Grietje, March 22, 1718; Rachel, Dec. 24, 1720; Teunis, May 18, 1723, settled in Albany. [A Cornelis Slingerland d. at Niskatha, Sept. 3, 1753.]

ANTHONY, son of Teunis of Albany (?), m. Claartje Clute. Ch. bp: Teunis, Oct. 31, 1756; Maritje, Oct. 29, 1769. [See Albany Families.]

Slot

BENJAMIN, and Sarah Demara. Ch: Benjamin, bp. Jan, 5, 1766.

Slover

DANIEL, m. Maria Van Eps, Feb. 7, 1796. Ch. b: Ann, March 17, 1797; Engeltie, July 16, 1798.

Sluyter

NICHOLAS, and Catarina Redderford. Ch. bp: Nicholas, Oct, 19, 1778; John, Nov. 27, 1783; Sarah, b. Nov. 18, 1785.

PETER, and Ann Johnson. Ch: Ann, bp. Dec. 8, 1783.

CORNELIUS, and Lydia Ostrander. Ch: Magdalena, bp. July 4, 1784.

ROBERT, cooper, of the Hellenbergh, m. Catharina, dau. of Johannes Clute. He d. in Rotterdam, April 4, 1839, a. 83ys.; she d. March 11, 1822, a. 60ys. Ch. b: Maria, May 18, 1785; William, Apr. 19, 1797; Geertruy, Aug. 30, 1798.

Smith (Smitt, Smit)

TAM, from New England, m. Maria Cobes, dau. of Ludovicus Cobes (?), and wid. of Gerrit Janse, Sept. 30, 1696. He lived on the south side of the Mohawk, opposite the Fourth flat. Ch: Anna, bp. July 28, 1700.

ADAM MICHAEL, and Breggje Smit. Ch. bp: Willem, December 18, 1714; Ephraim, Sept. 15, 1717; Anna Elisabeth, Nov. 5, 1720; Catrina Barber, m. Adam Empie.

CORNELIUS, b. in the county of Bergen (N. J.), and Sara, dau. of Arent Vedder, b. in this place, m. Sept. 19, 1730. Ch. bp: Benjamin, May 30, 1731; Anna, Nov. 25, 1733; Arent, Oct. 15, 1738.

EPHRAIM, son of Adam Michael, mason, and Elisabet, dau. of Robert Yates, m. in Albany, June 28, 1739. Ch. bp: Maria, Jan. 15, 1744; Brechtje, June 29, 1746; Adam; Brechtje and Sarah, twins, Jan. 28, 1750; Robert, April 4, 1752; Elisabeth, Nov. 3, 1754.

BENJAMIN, son of Cornelius, m. Rebecca, dau. of Simon D. Groot, Nov. 29, 1754. She again m. Volkert Vedder, Nov. 26, 1763. Ch: Cornelius, May 28, 1756.

ARENT, and Catarina, dau. of Pieter Veling (Feling), m. Oct. 2, 1762.

ROBERT, from New Jersey, m. Rebecca, dau. of Nicolaas Groot, April 18, 1756. Ch. bp: Nicolaas, July 16, 1758; Maria, July 15, 1759; Nicolaas, Dec. 20, 1761; Elias, Jan. 8, 1764; Elisabeth, Sept. 22, 1765; Anganieta, July 4, 1767, Dirk, March 7, 1771.

RICHARD, m. Geesie, dau. of Jacob Mebie. Ch. bp: John, May 13, 1766; Jacob, May 15, 1768; Willem, April 8, 1770.

ADAM, son of Ephraim, cordwainer, m. Frances Borris (Burris), Sept, 17, 1763. She d. May 29, 1808, a. 77ys. Ch. bp: Thomas, August 16, 1767, d. April 26, 1812; Ephraim, May 5, 1778.

HARMANUS, and Maria Wemple, of Kachnawaga, m. Feb. 7, 1768.

MOSES, and Anna Sengh (Zeyn). Ch. bp: Samuel and Maria, Sept. 16, 1772; Elisabeth, May 21, 1779.

JOHANNES, and Elisabeth Pesinger. Ch. bp: Catarina, March 3, 1774; Dorothea, May 10, 1775; Maria, Oct. 27, 1779; Hans, March 27, 1785.

ALEXANDER, and Rachel Reddely. Ch: Rachel, bp. May 18, 1775.

JOSEPH, and Mary Gyet (Jollie). Ch. bp: Joseph, Oct. 5, 1777; Lowis, June 25, 1779.

JOHANNES, and Mary Anselaar. Ch: Bastiaan, bp. June 24, 1781.

ROBERT, son of Ephraim, and Grace Brave (Brevit, Braithwate, Brasitt). Ch. bp: Robert, Nov. 11, 1781; Elisabeth, Jan. 9, 1785. Ch. b: William, Oct. 20, 1787; Abram, July 30, 1791; Isaac, May 29, 1794.

NICHOLAS, son of Robert, m. Annatje, dau. of Robert Hagedorn. Ch. bp: Rebecca, June 15, 1783; Robert, Sept. 29, 1784. Ch. b: Derick, Aug. 18, 1786; Harmanus, Sept. 4, 1788; John, April 11, 1790; Margarita, May 16, 1792; Dirk, April 3, 1794, bp. Feb. 22, 1795.

ABRAM, and Rebecca Van Huysen. Ch. b: Harmanus Van Huysen, Nov. 7, 1790; William, Sept. 23, 1792; Roedolph, Oct. 3, 1803.

JACOB, of Corrysbos, and Maria Weller of Normanskil, m. Dec. 4, 1791. Ch. b: Willem, June 18, 1792; Annatje, Jan. 6, 1794; Jacob, Sept. 28, 1796; Maria, Aug. 13, 1799.

HENDRIK, and Alida Van Vranken, both of Nestigaune, m. June 28, 1789. Ch: Maria, b. Sept. 18, 1790.

JACOB, of Corrysbos, and Effie (Elsje) Bratt of Normanskil, m. in May, 1789. Ch: John, b. Jan. 24, 1790.

JOSEPH, and Alice Grantshorn, m. July 16, 1786.

THOMAS, and wife Rebecca, in Schenectady about 1800. She d. Feb. 22, 1819, in her 52nd year.

JOHN CAREL, and Fanny Hoogteling, m. March 23, 1789.

THOMAS, and Agnes Smith. Ch. b: Daniel, Dec. 8, 1794; Rebecca, Dec, 2, 1796; Simon, Jan. 28, 1801; William, June 8, 1802; Nelly, April 12, 1804.

Snell

MAJOR (his Christian name), merchant, m. Elisabeth Gill. He was a native of Yorkshire, England; made his will Mar. 7, 1809, proved Nov. 7, 1818; spoke of wife Eliza, dau. Elisabeth, wife of Helmus Veeder, sons John, Robert and Major; Major L., son of my son John; my dau. Ann, wife of Robert Buchanan, Sarah, wife of John Smith, Maria, wife of Peter Truax, and Margaret. He d. Sept. 24, 1818, a. 98ys., 4m., 29d. Ch. bp: Elisabeth, wife of Wilhelmus Veeder; Robert, June 13, 1779; Major, May 2, 1784; Sarah, Feb. 28, 1787.

MAJOR, son of Major, m. Elisabeth Reese. Ch: Elisabeth, b. July 8, 1801.

JOHN G., son of Major, m. Maria Lytle, July 12. 1794.

ROBERT, son of Major, m. Margaret Bohannan, June 11, 1796.

Sneyder (Snyder)

JURRY, and Maria Ecker. Ch. bp: Nicholas, Sept. 16, 1780; Johannes, Dec. 15, 1783.

JURRY, perhaps same as the last, and Annatje Paaps. Ch: Lodowyck, b. Oct. 8, 1786.

PHILIP, and Mary Mackitrik. Ch. bp: William, May 29, 1781; Catrina, March 5, 1783; Henry, b. Sept. 6, 1791.

JACOB, and Elisabeth Man. Ch: Johannes Ingold, Aug. 24, 1782,

LODOWYCK, and Louisa Stoffman. Ch: Catrina, bp. March 27, 1784.

Soegemakelyk

See Adriaanse.

Southard

JOHN, and Elisabeth Teerpenning of Clifton Park, m. September 11, 1792, Ch. b: Mary, July 14, 1793; Margariet, August 12, 1795; Jonas, Jan. 30, 1798; Peter, Nov. 2, 1800.

Spaarbeck

ANDRIES, and Eva …… Ch: Coenraadt, b. Sept. 20, 1788.

MARTINUS, and Barbara Sitterling. Ch: Johannes, bp. March 24, 1785.

COENRAAT, and Annatje (Christina in the Trouw-boek) Achenbagh, both living in the Hellenbergh, m. Aug. 16, 1786. Ch. b: Hendrik, May 26, 1788; Jacob, Dec. 15, 1790.

Speck

SYMON, in 1725, lived in a house on south side of Front Street, 125 feet west of the burial ground.

NICOLAAS, in 1766, had a lot at the north corner of the burial ground in Front Street.

Speyer

FREDERICK, and Anna Felte. Ch. bp: Maria, June 9, 1765; Maria Magdalena, Oct. 20, 1767.

Spicer

JABEZ, and Elisabeth Van Deusen, Ch. b: Sarah, April 10, 1786; Elisabeth, Nov. 6, 1787.

Spitser

See De Spitser.

Spoor

ANTJE, dau. of Jan Spoor alias Wiebese of Niskayuna, was killed at Schenectady, Feb. 9, 1690, by the French and Indians.

CLAAS, and Maria Van Vechten. Ch: Catarina, bp. Oct. 19, 1777.

JOHANNES, and Elisabeth Van Wormer. Ch. b: Rachel, Feb. 6, 1793; Johannes, Sept. 11, 1795.

ABRAM, and Maria Wells. Ch: Annatje, b. Jan. 23, 1793.

Spotter

JACOBUS, and Rachel Lewis. Ch: Jacobus, bp. Aug. 24, 1735.

Springer

DAVID, and Margaret Oliver. Ch. bp: Marytje, 1761, m. Willem Carol; Dannis, Jan. 15, 1764; Martha, April 6, 1766; Rachel, Sept. 4, 1768; John, March 13, 1771; Henderikje, May 10, 1775; Cezia, May 13, 1777.

BENJAMIN, and Hendrikje Olivier. Ch. bp: Maria, May 18, 1770, m. Samuel Bratt; Dannis, Jan. 11, 1775; Oliver, b. Feb. 22, 1778, d. Sept. 15, 1831.

VINCENT, and Sarah Howe, both of Noormanskil, m. Dec. 4, 1787. Ch. b: Sarah, June 20, 1791; David, March 11, 1798.

DANIEL, m. Margaret Vrooman, Oct. (?) 18, 1798.

Springsteen

CASPARUS, miller, m. Jannetje, dau. of Jacob Janse Schermerhorn, July 28, 1695, in New York. Ch. bp: Abraham, Sept. 19, 1703; Jannetje, Oct. 28, 1705; Ryer, April 30, 1707.

Sprout

JAMES, and Geertruy Lansing. Ch: James, bp. June 2, 1784.

Staate

HENDRIK, and Elisabeth Allebragh. Ch: Philip, b. Feb. 3, 1793.

Staats

JOCHIM, son of Barent of Albany, and Elisabeth Schuyler. Ch: Gerrit, bp. March 2, 1746. [See Albany Families.]

PETRUS, of Schoharie, and Annatie, dau. of Harmanus Hagedorn of Schenectady, m. April 20, 1794.

Staf (Stoff)

HENDRICK, and Maria Jones (Janes). Ch. bp: Joseph, Sept. 28, 1779; Abraham, Jan. 25, 1783; Johannes, b. Aug. 7, 1785.

Stafford

ANNANIAS, and Susanna De Groot, both of Duanesburgh, m. July 14, 1791.

Staley

JACOB, and Susanna Reynex. Ch. bp: Susanna, Dec. 28, 1775; Maria, April 17, 1778. Ch. b: Hendrik, October 17, 1788; Uldrik, July 5, 1797.

HARMANUS, and Maria Hoogeboom. Ch. bp: Hendrick, Dec. 28, 1775; Pieter, January 19, 1780; Maria, May 24, 1783. Ch. b: Catharina, March 22, 1785; Rachel, Sept. 29, 1789.

JURRY (George), of Princetown, and Jane (Jannette) Mackall. He d. June 7, 1832; she d. July 5, 1846. Ch. b: Anna, Sept. 21, 1775; Hendrick, May 13, 1777; Oliver, July 4, 1781, living in 1848; Jacob, Aug. 16, 1783; Jenny, Jan. 15, 1786, living in 1848; Maria, June 12, 1788, living in 1848; Betsey, March 18, 1791, living in 1848; Susan, Aug. 4, 1793, living in 1848; George, Jan. 13, 1796.

HENDRICK, and Rachel Van Hoesen. Ch. bp: Abraham, Jan. 5, 1779; Jacob, March 19, 1784. Ch. b: Susanna, Jan. 22, 1786; Maria, March ——, 1788.

HENDRICK H., son of Harmanus, and Elisabeth Van Hoesen. Ch. b: Eleanor, Nov. 25, 1797; Harmanus, Apr. 26, 1800.

HENDRIK, son of George and Sally Dods. Ch. b: Jenny, Aug. 21, 1798; Mary, Dec. 5, 1799.

RULOFF (Rudolf), and Elisabeth Crawford. Ch: Anna, bp. June 26, 1784. Ch. b: Margarieta, Oct. 10, 1786; Joseph, April 7, 1788; Mary, October 2, 1791; Harmanus, Feb. 5, 1794; Catharine, Sept. 2, 1797.

MATTHIAS, and Susanna Sattn. Ch: Elisabeth, bp. Oct. 15, 1784.

Stanley

DAVID, and Anna Lighthall, m. Jan. 14, 1747/8.

Stansbury

ELIAS, and Judith Deval. Ch. bp: Elias, Jan. 15, 1749; Willem, May 12, 1751.

Staten

FREDERIC, and Margariet Tigert. Ch: Maritje Eva, bp. June 30, 1722.

Steele

HARMANUS, and Maria Hoogeboom. Ch: Abram, b. May 18, 1787.

Steers (Stiers)

ST. JAN, soldier, and Trientje McGregor. Ch: Samuel, bp. Oct. 26, 1722; Fil, b. May 15, 1725; Johannes, bp. Oct. 15, 1732; Pieter, Jan. 7, 1739.

JOHN, son of St. Jan, m. Clara, dau. of Pieter Van Slyck, Nov. 3, 1759. His father had a grant of a lot in Green Street, near the fort, in 1756. John inherited it, and Cornelius, his son, possessed it until his death in 1863. John Steers, d. Feb. 12, 1811; his wife was b. July 4, 1738, and d. Aug. 3, 1812. Ch. bp: Catarina, Dec. 7, 1760; Engeltje, May 19, 1765; Geertruy, Aug. 16, 1767, m. John Lambert; John, Oct. 8, 1769; Petrus, July 19, 1772; Margarita, Oct. 16, 1774, d. Nov. ——, 1840; Cornelius, Aug. 17, 1777, d. Nov. 21, 1863; Samuel, Apr. 14, 1780.

PETER, and Catarina Rykeman, m. March 6, 1762.

PIETER, son of St. Jan, m. Geesje, dau. of Jacob Vrooman, Oct. 25, 1764. Ch. bp: Catarina, Sept. 29, 1765; Jacob, August 23, 1767; Jacob, Nov. 19, 1769; Maria, May 3, 1772; John, July 5, 1778; Philip, May 17, 1782.

JOHN, and Elisabeth Groot. Ch: Gezina, b. Feb. 6, 1792.

JACOB, son of Pieter, m. Jannetje, dau. of Johannes Fort. Ch. b: Sarah, Oct. 25, 1795; John, Nov. 30, 1797, d. perhaps Jan. 5, 1852; Gezina, June 27, 1800; Sarah, January 22, 1803; James Ryley, June 13, 1809.

PIETER, son of John, m. Lydia, dau. of Gerrit Van Schaick, Dec. 5, 1795. Ch. b: John, June 20, 1796; Elisabeth, July 5, 1798; Clara, April 18, 1801; Clara, Sept. 28, 1802; Harmanus, Nov. 8, 1804; Gerrit, Oct. 11, 1807.

JOHN, son of John, m. Annatje Nesbit, August 17, 1795. Ch. bp: Claara, June 10, 1796; John, June 13, 1802.

Stein

COENRAADT, and Eva Wirts, He d. before the baptism of his child. Ch: Coenraadt, b. Dec. 24, 1798, bp. Jan. 20, 1799.

Steinberg

ELIAS, and Catharina Hoffman. Ch: Catharina, b. Nov. 24, 1785.

JOHANNES, and Lidia Griffith. Ch: Esther, b. July 15, 1795.

JONATHAN, and Elisabeth Reis. Ch: Jacobus, b. Nov., 1795.

Stel

RUDOLP, and Margarita Wierts. Ch: Rebecca, bp. March 2, 1782.

Stenner

ANGUS, and Mary …… Ch: Thomas, bp. May 4, 1775.

Stensel

NICOLAAS, m. Elisabeth, dau. of Claas De Graaf, Ch: Catharina, b. March 15, 1712 op de Pootenhoek in the county of Albany, and bp. in Klinkenberg (near Athens) aan Domin: palm: [Lutheran church records, Athens]; Nicolaus, b. op de Groote Nooten Hoek Jan. 3, and bp. at Klinkenberg, Jan. 17, 1714 [Lutheran church records, Athens]. Ch. bp. in Schenectady: Jesse, June 8, 1717; Lysabet, Dec. 24, 1718; Eva, April 2, 1721; Saartje, March 16, 1723; Wilhelmus (?); Thomas (?), Sept. 30, 1725.

Sterling

JAMES, and Catharine Staley. Ch: William, b. Feb. 16, 1798.

Sternberg (Staunbergh)

ADAM, and Jannetje McCready. Ch: Rebecca, bp, March 13, 1784.

Stevens

JONATHAN, from New England, m. Lea, wid. of Claas Willemse Van Coppernol, July 24, 1693. He was b. in 1675; Lea, his wife, a Mohawk woman, often acted as interpreter. Besides a home lot in the village, he owned a farm on the north side of the river, about 3 1/2 miles east of the town. Ch. bp: Annatje, March 27, 1695, m. Hendrick Hagedorn; Henricus (Nicholas), Nov. 10, 1697; Dina, May 5, 1700, m. Samuel Hagedorn; Arent, July 26, 1702.

ARENT, son of Jonathan, m. first, Maritie, dau. of Willem Hall, Feb. 3, 1726; she d. Dec. 23, 1739, in her 42d year; he m. secondly, Mary Griffiths, wid. of Lieut. Thomas Burrows, Feb. 4, 1749/50; she d. July 2, 1794, a. 75ys.; he d. May 15, 1758. Arent Stevens, for more than 20 years before his death, acted as an Indian interpreter, and was often employed by Sir William Johnson in negoçiations [sic] with the different tribes. He owned lands, and for some time resided at Canajoharie. Ch. b: Jonathan, Dec. 1, 1726, killed at the battle at Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755; Catrina, bp. Aug. 1, 1729, d. Aug. 27, 1790; Wilm, bp. Sept. 10, 1732; Nicolaas, b. Nov. 14, 1734; Johannes, b. July 21, 1736; Jacobus, b. Dec. 13, 1739; Maria, b. Oct. 20, 1750, m. John Stuart; Richard, b. Dec. 10, 1752, d. 1800; Lea and Anna, b. April 22, 1755, the former d. July 11, 1756, the latter m. Philip Fransikkel.

NICOLAAS (Henricus), son of Jonathan, and Maria Phoenix, b. in New York, and residing in this place, m. May 29, 1730. Ch. bp: Jonathan, May 21, 1732; Sander, Dec. 2, 1733; Arent, Sept. 21, 1735; Hester, Dec. 21, 1737; Cornelia, June 14, 1741; Lea, July 3, 1743; Johannes, March 31, 1745; Annatje, Mar. 6, 1748; Maria, April 5, 1752; Diana, living in 1747, when her father made a will; all d. young and unmarried, save Arent and Johannes.

NICOLAAS, son of Arent, m. Margarita Mebie, April 10, 1761. He d. Sept. 19, 1788; she d. August 4, 1764. Ch. b: Arent, Sept. 18, 1762; Johannes, June 26, 1764, d. Sept. 30, 1787.

ARENT, son of Nicolaas (Henricus), m. Jannetje De Spitser, Nov. 20, 1768. He made his will 1783, proved June 6, 1784; spoke of wife and children, save Nicolaas, Ch. bp: Jonathan, Jan. 27, 1770; Thomas, b. and bp. March 22, 1772; Nicolaas, April 24, 1774; Margarita, May 18, 1777; Maria, Dec. 31, 1780; Hendericus, April 27, 1783; Nicolaas, b. after his father's will was made, d. in Schenectady, 1863.

WILLEM, son of Arent, m. Geertruy, dau. of Alexander Van Eps, Sept. 25, 1770. He made his will Nov. 6, 1793, and spoke of his wife and the following Ch., save William, who was not then b., d. Dec. 7, 1793. Ch. b: Maria, May 3 1771, m. Dirk Hagedorn; Neeltje, Apr. 30, 1773, d. August 10, 1853; Arent, April 5, 1775, d. June 28, 1853; Alexander, Jan. 11, 1777, m. Mary Clement, July 17, 1810; Catarina, April 11, 1779, d. April 17, 1794; Jonathan, Aug. 8, 1782 (3); Jan Baptist, Feb. 23, 1785; Nicholas, March 11, 1787; Richard, March 5 (6), 1789; Lourens, Dec. 20, (21), 1791, d. Nov. 1, 1807; William, Jan. 27, 1794.

JOHANNES, son of Nicolaas (Henricus), m. Catalyntje Van Schaick, Feb, 9, 1771. Ch. bp: Catarina, June 27, 1773; Catarina, Nov. 13, 1774, m. John S. Barheit; Jonathan, Sept. 7, 1777; Jannetje, Jan. 2, 1780; Gerrit, Nov. 4, 1781; Arent, March 20, 1785.

JONATHAN, son of Arent, m. Elisabeth, dau. of Elias Groot. He d. in Glenville,, Sept. 3, (4), 1844; she d. March 11, 1856, a. 89ys., 2m., 19d. Ch. b: Maria, April 9, 1788; Geertruy, April 26, 1790 d. Aug. 6, 1852; Arent, June 16, 1792 d. in Glenville, June 20, 1850; Jannetje, Feb. 15, 1796.

ARENT, son of Nicolaas, m. first, Maria Crysler in 1785; secondly, Maria Van Sickler, about 1803. He d. June 13, 1838. Ch. b: Nicholas, Dec. 28, 1785; Johannes, Oct. 30, 1787; Adam Crysler, Sept. 11, 1789; William Alexander, Sept. 30, 1804; Lawrence, March 21, 1809.

PELEG, m. Emmetje, dau. of Robert Hagedorn. Ch. b: Henry, February 25, 1794; Margarietje, Feb. 3, 1796; Marytje, July 1, 1798.

Stewart

See Stuart.

Steymer

CASPARUS, and Annatje Weytman. Ch. bp: Annatje, July 23, 1763; Catarina, March 22, 1765.

Stisser

CHRISTIAAN, and Margariet Ray. Ch: Maria, bp. Jan. 23, 1785. Ch. b: Catharina, Nov. 1, 1786; August Anthoon, Dec. 8, 1788; Margariet, Nov. 9, 1791; Christiaan, b. Feb. 17, bp. Feb. 16 (sic), 1794.

Stock

GEORGE CHARLES, m. Mary Simpson, March 5, 1786.

Stouwt

DIRK, and Eva, dau. of Isaac (?) Truax. Ch: Elisabeth, bp. Aug. 25, 1722.

Strail

JOHN, from Remsenbos, and Catharina Sullivan of Corrysbos, m. Oct. 8, 1794. Ch: Mary, b. Aug. 28, 1797.

HENDRIK, and Elisabeth Beman. Ch. b: Margariet, June 21, 1801; Daniel, Oct. 5, 1802.

Strang

WILLIAM, and Jane Strang. Ch: Isabella, b. May 12, 1795.

Stuart (Steward)

JOHN, m. Maria, dau. of Arent Stevens. Ch. bp: James, Jan. 17, 1773; Catarina, Oct. 30, 1774; Arent, August 31, 1777; Abraham, Dec. 16, 1781; Judith, Nov. 9, 1783; Nicolaas Stevens, b. Jan. 25, 1789.

WILLIAM, and Mary …… Ch: Pieter, bp. Nov. 2, 1778; William, b. Sept. 19, 1785.

DANIEL, and Nancy (Agnes) Frazer. Ch: Duncan, bp. Feb. 21, 1782; Mary, b. Jan. 28, 1787.

JAMES, and Jane Adair. Ch: John, bp. June 15, 1783; Mary, b. May 4, 1785; Agnes, bp. June 10, 1791; Elisabeth Yates, b. April 18, 1792; Jane, b. March 10, bp. March 9 (sic), 1794.

GEORGE, and Elisabeth Ferguson. Ch: Anna Ferguson, bp. March 10, 1785.

JOHN, from Chalotsbos, and Sarah Sample of Warrensbos. Banns, June 1, 1794. Ch. b: William, Aug. 8, 1795; Catharine, Jan. 13, 1800; Sarah, Dec. 28, 1801.

JAMES G., and Eleanor Blakely. Ch: George Hulse, b. May 11, 1797.

Styles

MOSES, of Remsenbos, and Catharina Strail. Ch: Margariet, b. March 13, 1785.

Sullivan

JOHN, and Elisabeth Cooper. She d. before the baptism of her last child. Ch. b: Agnes, Oct. 26, 1786; Elisabeth, Feb. 9, bp. Feb. 14, 1789.

Supplisoo

JACOB, and Eytje Hendrickse, wid. of Dirk Hesselingh, both dwelling in this place, m. Oct. 24, 1693, in Albany.

Swann

GEORGE, and Eva Mackintee. Ch: Isabel, bp. Jan. 26, 1779.

Swart

Two brothers of this name were early settlers at Schenectady — Frederic Cornelise Swart, who was proposed by Secretary Ludovicus Cobes in 1676, as one of the magistrates of the village, and Teunise Cornelise Swart, from whom all the families in this vicinity are descended. The latter, as one of the original proprietors of Schenectady, received allotment No. 10 on the Groote Vlachte, comprising 48 acres lying over, or westward of the Third or Poenties kil, and a village lot on the east corner of State and Church Streets 200 X 170 feet. After his death, about 1686, his wife, Elisabeth Lendt or Van der Linde, m. Jacob Meese Vrooman of Albany. He d. about 1690, and October 14, 1691, she again m. Wouter Uythoff of Albany. Teunis Cornelise Swart had the following: Cornelis, eldest son, b. 1652; Esaias, b. 1653; Teunis; Frederic; Adam; Marytje, m. Claas Lourense Van der Volgen; Jacomyntje, m. first, Pieter Viele; secondly, Bennony Arentse Van Hoeck; and thirdly, Cornelis Vynhout of Ulster County.

CORNELIS, eldest son of Teunis, early settled in Ulster County. April 25, 1692, he conveyed the lot on the east corner of Church and State Streets, 200 X 170 feet, inherited from his father to his brother-in-law Claas Lourense Van der Volgen, reserving for his brother Esaias, a lot fronting on Church Street; and Feb. 3, 1715/6, he released to Jan Mebie a parcel of pasture land, for which he had received a patent in 1670 from Gov. Lovelace. He had the following Ch. bp. in Albany: Abigail, Sept. 16, 1685; Elisabeth, Nov. 13, 1687; Geertruy, April 27, 1690. [See Albany Families.]

ESAIAS, son of Teunis, m. Eva, dau. of Teunis Van Schoenderwoert alias Van Woert of Albany. In 1686 he received conveyance of part of bouwery No. 10 over the Poenties kil from his mother, also a release in 1716 from his brother Cornelis, of a lot on the east side of Church Street, 200 feet north of State Street. His descendants now, or lately, owned the Sixth flat on the north side of the Mohawk, bounded west by Taquatsera creek. Ch. bp: Teunis; Sara, Dec. 16, 1691, in Albany, m. Jan Barentse Wemp; Wouter, April 11, 1694; Elisabeth, Dec. 30, 1696; Maria, January 9, 1700; Esaias, Feb. 27, 1704; Jacobus, April 30, 1707; Jesaias, Oct. 30, 1709, in Albany.

TEUNIS, son of Esaias, m. Christina, dau. of Adam Vrooman, Oct. 30, 1710. Ch. bp: Jesaias, May 3, 1713, settled in Schoharie; Engeltie, Dec. 17, 1715, m. Barent Vrooman; Adam, July 12, 1718; Jacobus, Jan. 1, 1722; Dirk (?).

WOUTER, son of Esaias, m. Elisabeth, dau. of Jeremie Thickstone. He lived near Towereune; 1736 bought of Grace Cosby 120 acres of land on the south side of the Mohawk, 2 miles west of Towereune; 1737 purchased of Jan Wemp three islands in the Mohawk. Ch. bp: Jesaias, Feb. 20, 1720; Jeremias, July 15, 1721; Jesaias, March 30, 1723; Saartje, March 16, bp. April 4, 1725. m. Isaac Marselis; Willem, b. Dec. 18, 1727, bp. Jan. 19, 1728; Eva, bp. ————, 1730; Rachel, Aug. 13, 1732; Jesaias, Feb. 23, 1735; Elisabeth, March 17, 1737/8; Teunis.

JESAIAS, son of Esaias, m. Elisabeth, dau. of Arent Vedder, Dec. 13, 1731. Ch. bp: Jesaias, May 28, 1732; Arent, April 13, 1735; Elisabeth, July ——, 1739, Jacobus, Oct. 19, 1740; Sara, Nov. 28, 1742, m. Arent Mebie; Eva, Jan. 26, 1746; Eva, March 27, 1748, m. Andries De Graff; Jesaias, Aug. 13, 1749; Anna, Dec. 8, 1751; Jesaias, July 29, 1753; Annatje, March 2, 1755.

JEREMIE, son of Wouter, m. Maria Van Vlek, Apr. 15, 1748. Ch. bp: Jesaias, Oct. 30, 1748; Benjamin, Nov. 4, 1750; Wouter, April 29, 1753; Annatje, Jan. 18, 1756, m. Simon L. Groot; Elisabeth, Feb. 26, 1758; Johannes, Mar. 23, 1760; Willem, June 14, 1767.

ADAM, son of Teunis, dwelling at Schoharie, m. Catharina, dau. of Nicolaas Van Petten, Dec. 23, 1742. She m. Arent Vedder, April 4, 1758. He removed from Schoharie, and settled in Glenville near the Fourth flat on the north side of the Mohawk. His son Nicolaas inherited the homestead and built the brick house standing there, in 1792. Teunis settled on Tincker-Hooghten, south of his brother Nicolaas, on the bank of the river; his house was called the "Old Fort;" it is not standing now. Ch. bp: Nicolaas; Teunis, eldest son; Geertruy, m. Albert A. Vedder; Jacob, April 8, 1752, d. before he arrived at maturity; Adam, Jan. 19, 1755.

ADAM, and Francis Borris. Ch: Elisabeth, bp. Aug. 19, 1764.

TEUNIS, son of Wouter, m. Sarah, dau. of Jan Baptist Van Vorst, Nov. 26, 1763. Ch. bp: Wouter, Sept. 18, 1764; Jan Baptist, Nov. 2, 1766; Elisabeth, b. Nov. 4, bp. Dec. 4, 1768; Jeremia, bp. September 16, 1770; Elisabeth, June 21, 1712; Catarina, Apr. 24, 1774; Jesaias, April 7, 1776; Jillis, May 18, 1781; Elisabeth, June 8, 1783.

DIRK, son of Teunis, m. Jannetie Vanderzee in Albany, July 22, 1758. Ch: Teunis, bp. in Albany, Jan. 4, 1760.

ADAM, son of Teunis, m. Metie Willemse Van Slyck of New Albany, Jan. 15, 1690. He was of Schenectady 1690, of Kinderhoek 1706. Ch: Johanna, bp. Jan. 13, 1706, in Albany.

TEUNIS, son of Adam, m. Margarita, dau. of Myndert Myndertse, Sept. 22, 1767. He settled at Tincker Hooghten, near the "Fourth flat," south of his brother Nicolaas; built a brick house upon the bank of the river, which was stockaded and called, latterly, the "Old Fort;" it is now removed. Ch. bp: Adam, Sept, 18, 1768; Myndert, April 28, 1771; Jacob, Dec. 19, 1773; Johannes, Dec. 22, 1776; Arent, June 30, 1780; Barent, Jan. 4, 1784.

BENJAMIN, son of Jeremia, of de Willege, m. Catalyntje Wemp, Oct. 25, 1772. He lived on Jeremiah Thickstone's farm, on north side of the river, near Hoffman's Ferry. Ch. bp: Jeremia, May 30, 1773; Benjamin; Isaac, Sept. 15, 1776; Isaac, Dec. 20, 1778; Reyer, Jan. 28, 1781; Jesaias, March 19, 1784. Ch. b: Walterus, March 18, 1787; Elisabeth, Oct. 8, 1789; Johannes, Aug. 23, 1793.

NICOLAAS, son of Adam, m. Anganietje, dau, of Simon Vedder. He lived in Glenville, five miles above Schenectady, near the Fourth flat; his house built in 1792, is still standing. He d. March 1, 1825, and was buried near his house; his wife d. Sept. 19, 1817, a. 65ys., 7m. Ch. bp: Adam, April 10, 1774; Simon, Oct. 6, 1776; Catarina, Aug. 8, 1779; Maria, April 17, 1782. Ch. b: Simon, Feb. 18, 1787, d. in Glenville, Aug. 7, 1851; Adam, Oct. 8, 1789, d. Sept. 30, 1872; Harmanus, March 23, 1792; Jacob, Oct. 25, 1794.

JACOBUS, son of Jesaias, m. Sarah, dau. of Harmanus Vedder. He made his will Nov. 30, 1802, proved Feb. 9, 1813; spoke of wife Sarah, sons Josias, Harmanus, Arent, Arnout, also of dau. Maria, Elisabeth, Anna and Sarah. Ch. bp: Maria, Aug. 4, 1776; Jesaias, Mar. 26, 1779, d. October 3, 1841, near the "Sixth flat," Glenville; his wife, Elisabeth De Graaf, d. Nov. 11, 1810, a. 24ys., 1m., 29d.; Harmanus, b. Aug. 22, 1781, d. in the Woestyne, Jan. 7, 1823, Wilmet Groot, his wife, d. April 17, 1840, a. 49ys.; Arent, bp. November 2, 1783. Ch. b: Arent, Oct. 11, 1784, d. Sept. 18, 1854; Elisabeth, May 2, 1787; Annatje, Jan. 15, 1790; Sarah, Nov. 2, 1792, d. Sept. 20, 1816; Arnhout, Dec. 22, 1796.

WOUTER, son of Jeremias, of de Willegen, m. Eva Quackenbosch. He lived on Jeremiah Thickstone's old place on the north side of the Mohawk River, near Hoffman's Ferry, opposite three islands, which formerly belonged to Thickstone, afterwards to the Swarts. Ch. bp: Maria, June 7, 1778; Johannes and Jeremia, Sept. 26, 1779; Johannes, April 3, 1781; Maria, Sept. 1, 1782; Helena, May 8, 1784. Ch. b: Jeremiah, Oct. 31, 1785; Jacob, May 9, 1787; Annatje, Jan, 19, 1789; Elisabeth, Feb. 6, 1790; Machtelt, Sept. 2, 1795; Esaias, Nov. 9, 1798.

JESAIAS, son of Teunis and Christina Vrooman, m. Geertruy, dau. of Pieter Vrooman of Schoharie. He resided in Schoharie; made his will Feb. 21, 1781, proved June 14, 1782; mentioned his wife and the following children: Teunis, eldest son; Bartholomew, youngest son; Geertruy, m. …… Clerk, deceased, in 1781; Sarah; Steyntje; Maria; Susanna, deceased in 1781 leaving Ch. Engel; Eva, youngest dau.

TEUNIS, son of Jesaias and Geertruy Vrooman, m. Annatje, dau. of Peter Ziellie, Nov. 17, 1770. He resided in Schoharie. Ch. b: Jesaias, July 10, 1771; Pieter, Jan. 7, 1773; David, April 10, 1777; Bartholomeus, bp. in Schenectady, Jan. 21, 1781.

JAN BAPTIST, son of Teunis, of de Willege, m. Catharina, dau. of Coenraad Wiest of Duanesburgh; banns, May 2, 1790. She again m. Simon H. Vedder, April 28, 1799. Ch. b: Sarah, August 30, 1790; Coenraet, Dec. 31, 1791; Catharina, Jan. 5, 1794, m. Cornelis Mebie, and d. Dec. 12, 1816; Teunis, Aug. 25, 1796.

PIETER, son of Teunis and Annatie Ziellie of Schoharie, m. Margaret Ingold, March 27, 1792. Ch. bp: Johannes Ingold, b. June 21, and bp. Aug. 9, 1795; Johannes Ingold, bp. March 21, 1804; Annatie and Elisabet, Jan. 21, 1807.

JESAIAS, son of Jeremia, m. Neeltje Groot. Ch. bp: Jeremias, Feb. 2, 1783; Jeremias, May 9, 1784.

MYNDERT, son of Teunis A., m. Lena, dau. of Abraham Van Eps, January 17, 1797. Ch. b: Margarieta, Sept. 4, 1797; Debora, Sept. 12, 1799; Teunis, Aug. 7, 1801; Abraham, Aug. 4, 1803.

JOHN, son of Jeremia, and Neeltje Van Eps, both of de Woestyne, m. Sept. 3, 1786. He d. May 18, 1826, a. 66ys., 2m., 16d., and was buried at West Glenville; she d. April 20, 1846, a. 82ys., 11m., 18d. Ch. b: Maria, March 12, 1787, m. Abraham A. Truax, and d. Sept. 20, 1821; Johannes, Nov. 6, 1788.

JACOB, son of Teunis A., m. Neeltje, dau. of Myndert Wemple. Ch. b: Teunis, May 14, 1798; Myndert, Jan. 4, 1801; Sarah, April 20, 1805.

ESAIAS, son of Jesaias, m. Susanna Vedder. Ch. b: Neeltie, Feb. 19, 1788; Elijas, (Esaias?), March 8, 1790; Maria, October 26, 1792; Maria, July 10, 1794; Annatje, Feb. 16, 1796.

WOUTER, son of Teunis W., m. Catharina, dau. of Martin Van Olinda. Ch. b. Sara, Oct. 8, 1789; Martinus, Feb. 8, 1794; Martinus, April 1, 1796, d. Jan. 4, 1852, and was buried in the Woestine; Elisabeth, Aug. 1, 1799.

WILLEM, son of Jeremiah, and Marytje, both of "Cagnawago district," m. at Cagnawago; banns, June 12, 1789. Ch. b: Marytje, Jan. 9, 1793; Annatje, Feb. 16, 1795.

JEREMIAH, son of Teunis W., and Cornelia Van Vleck, both of the Woestine, m. at "Galloway;" banns, August (?), 1793. Ch: Sarah, b. Oct, 16, 1794.

JEREMIAH, perhaps the same as the last, of Remsenbush, and Margaritje Veeder, of the Woestine, m. Sept. 3, 1796.

JEREMIAH, son of Benjamin, and Lena, dau. of Jan Baptist Van Eps, both of the Woestine, m. Oct. 8, 1796. She d. Nov. 28, 1855, a. 79ys., near Hoffman's Ferry. Ch: Maria, b. July 6, 1800.

ADAM, son of Teunis A., m. Margarieta, dau. of Abraham Truax. Ch. b: Teunis, Dec. 21, 1796; Sarah, April 18, 1799; Abram Truex, Nov. 9, 1800; Maria, July 30, 1803.

BENJAMIN, son of Benjamin (?), m. Helena Van Eps. Ch: Benjamin, b. April 8, 1798.

JESAJAS, son of Teunis and Sarah, and Elisabeth Peek, both of the Willegen, m. June 23, 1798. Ch. b: Teunis, Nov. 8, 1798; Annatje, Dec. 16, 1799.

JESAIAS, son of Teunis and Annatje Zielie, m. Alida, dau. of Adam Vrooman. He lived in the house (still standing) which he built in 1803, on the east corner of Front and Ferry Streets; d. in Schenectady, April 25, 1843; she d. March 30, 1852. Ch. b: Margarieta, Oct, 31, 1798; Elisabeth, Aug. 9, 1801; Teunis Josias Pieter Ziele, Dec. 15, 1804; Alida Maria, Jan. 11, 1809; Maas Simon Schermerhorn, Dec. 5, 1812.

Sweetman

JOHN, m. Margarieta Van Aelstyn, Oct. 3, 1762, Ch. bp: Isaac, April 10, 1763, living in Canajoharie 1788, m. Sarah Smith of Hellenbergh, March 13, 1788; Nicholas, March 10, 1765; Abraham, March 17, 1767.

Swits

CORNELIS CLAESE, resident in New Amsterdam as early as 1639, received Dec. 13, 1645, a patent for bouwery No. 5, on Manhattan island, comprising 25 morgens, 296 rods of land, which he sold March 22, 1653, to Willem Beeckman, [Patents G G 129 and H H 23.] Feb. 7, 1664, Ariaentje Cornelissen, wid. of Cornelis Claese Swits, and wife of Albert Leenderts of New Amsterdam, presented a petition to the governor and council, praying, that as her farm had been cut up into lots and distributed among the settlers in Harlem, she may be released from a debt due, the West India Company by her late husband, who had been murdered by the Indians in 1655; granted. Dutch MSS. x3, 37. Cornelis Claese Swits had, by his wife above mentioned, the following children, all bp. in New Amsterdam (New York): Claese Cornelise; Apolonitje, Feb. 17, 1641; Jacob and Isaac, Oct. 5, 1642; Jacob, Feb. 5, 1645; Abraham, March 10, 1647; Appolonia, Oct. 25, 1648; Cornelis, July 9, 1651; Pieter, Oct. 12, 1653; Cornelia, Oct. 31, 1655.

CLAES, son of Cornelis, was hired Jan. 13, 1663, by Willem Teller of Beverwyck as his bouw-knecht to work his bouwery at Schenectady; during the summer following, while at work on Teller's land on the Groote Vlachte, he was accidentally killed by Philip Hendrickse Brouwer with a gun, for which offence Brouwer was acquitted both by the governor and by the friends of the deceased. Notarial Papers I, 410.

ISAAC, alias Kleyn Isaack, son of Cornelis, settled in Schenectady in 1664, in which year he and Claes Frederickse Van Petten hired Willem Teller's bouwery, gelegen op Schanechtede bestaende in woonhuys, Schuer-bergh en bouwlant in twee parcelles genomeneert van den lant meter No. 5 &c. His village lot was on the west side of Washington Street opposite the west end of State Street. At the destruction of the town, Feb, 9, 1690, he was carried away captive with his eldest son, but returned the following July. During his absence, a parcel of land owned by him, probably near the junction of Green and Ferry Streets, was taken by order of the governor for the erection of a new fort. He repeatedly petitioned the governor and council, once Nov. 2, 1704, and again Oct. 21, 1706, for remuneration in money (30 pounds), or for a land grant. On the 16th of April, 1707, the Indian proprietors gave him a deed for 1,000 acres of landlying along the south side of the Mohawk River, extending from the Aalplaats to Rosendal, a patent for which was granted to Isaac Swits's son, Cornelius, October 2, 1708. (Council Minutes x 62, Land Papers IV, 28, 120). On the 7th day of July, 1702, Isaac Swits bought of Evert, son and heir of Gerrit Bancker, his bouwery on the Groote Vlachte, and his village lot about 200ft. square on the south corner of Union and Washington Streets, all for 183 pounds, 12s; the bouwery remained in possession of the family more than 100 years; the village lot was sold soon after its purchase. He made his will April 1, 1701, proved Oct. 4, 1707, then his 8 children were all living. He m. Susanna, dau. of Simon Groot. Ch. bp: Cornelis; Simon, b. January 10, 1680; Abraham; Isaac, bp. in Albany, July 28, 1691; Jacob, Oct. 29, 1693, in Albany; Jacob, June 26, 1695; Nicolaas, Nov. 10, 1697; Ariaantje, m. Johannes Wemp; Rebecca, m. Alexander Glen.

CORNELIS, eldest son of Isaac, geboren en wonende tot Schenechtade, m. Hester Visscher in Albany, Oct. 9, 1702. In 1690 he was carried away to Canada with his father, when Schenectady was burned by the French and Indians; on his marriage he took up his residence in Albany. His wife was buried November 14, 1757. Ch. bp. in Albany: Isaac, July 2, 1703; Femmetje, Jan. 13, 1705, buried June 8, 1725; Isaac, Sept. 22, 1706; Tjerk, Feb. 29, 1708; Anna, Oct. 19, 1712, m. Hendrick Beeckman; Tjerk Harmense, Aug. 14, 1714, buried, Aug. 25, 1740; Ariaantje, April 15, 1716; Cornelis, Aug. 30, 1790. [See Albany Families.]

ISAAC, son of Cornelis, m. Maria, dau. of Hendrick Vrooman of Schenectady, Feb. 25, 1728, in Albany. Ch. bp. in Schenectady: Cornelis, April 4, 1731; Femmetje, March 11, 1733. Ch. bp. in Albany: Femmetje, August 22, 1735; Cornelis, April 23, 1738; Geertruy, Jan. 10, 1742; Catharina, January 10, 1746. Col. Isaac Swits and his wife Maria were living in Albany as late as 1773. [See Albany Families.]

CORNELIS, son of Col. Isaac Swits and Maria Vrooman, m. Catharina, dau. of Brandt Schuyler (?), Jan. 15, 1762, in New York. Ch. b. in Albany: Maria, Aug. 7, 1763; Margarita, Sept. 20, 1765; Isaac, Oct. 19, 1767; Johanna, Jan. 2, 1771; Brandt Schuyler, Sept. 11, 1772; Femmetje, Aug. 17, 1774; Catharina, Aug. 21, 1776. [See Albany Families.]

BRANDT SCHUYLER, son of Cornelis Swits and Catharina Schuyler, m. Alida, dau. of Col. Goosen Van Schaick, Oct. 13, 1797, in Albany. She d. April 1, 1823, a. 52ys., then a wid. Ch: Schuyler, b. Aug. 15, 1798, d. April 15, 1799. [See Albany Families.]

SIMON, son of Isaac and Susanna Groot, m. Gezina, dau. of Martin Beeckman (?) of Albany, Oct. 29, 1712. She was b. Nov. 25, 1685. He inherited his father's village lot opposite the west end of State Street with other real estate upon the Groote Vlachte. Ch. b: Gesina, April 20, 1713, m. Daniel De Graaf; Susanna, Nov. 24, 1715; Isaac, August 2, 1717; Susanna, Sept. 4, 1719.

JACOB, son of Isaac and Susanna Groot, m. Helena De Witt. Ch. bp: Isaac, b. May 17 (Bible), bp. May 7, (Church Record), 1720, d. April 4, 1790, a. 69ys., 11m., 21d.; Jannetje, bp. March 24, 1722; Andries, Nov. 24, 1723; Susanna, May 29, 1726, m. Adam W. Vrooman; Jannetje, b. Oct. 25, bp. Oct. 28, 1727, m. Johannes H. Vrooman; Abraham, b. Oct. 1, 1730; Cornelis, bp. June 3, 1733; Maria, July 8, 1737.

ISAAC, son of Jacob, m. Volkie, dau. of Hendrick Vrooman, March 11, 1747/8. He d. April 4, 1790; she d. March 8, 1804, Ch. bp: Helena, May 24, 1750, m. Jacob A. Vrooman; Maria, April 4, 1752, m. Johannes J. Wemple; Susanna, m. Daniel Toll; Engeltje, Oct. 17, 1756; Jacob, June 22, 1760, d. Sept. 13, 1786; Henderick, Oct. 34 [sic], 1762; Jannetje, Feb. 17, 1764, m. Jacobus V. S. Ryley.

HENDERICK, son of the above, d. unmarried, Sept. 18, 1825. His house stood on what is now White Street, near State; he left to his next of kin 2 1/2 morgens of land comprehended between the east side of Barret Street and the Cowhorne kil.

Major ABRAHAM, son of Jacob, m. first Neeltie, dau. of Pieter Van Antwerpen, Feb. 24, 1749/50; secondly, Elisabeth, dau. of Wouter Vrooman, Dec. 26, 1753; and thirdly, Margaret, dau. of Jan Delamont, Nov. 22, 1760. Major Swits served in the Revolutionary war; owned a house and lot on the north corner of Maiden Lane and State Streets, extending to Liberty Street. d. Aug. 17, 1814, a. 83ys., 10m, 17d.; his last wife, b. Feb. 7, 1735, d. Dec. 23, 1810. Ch. bp: Helena, child of the first wife, July 15, 1750, m. Myndert De La Grange; "1789; Oct. 29, is myn dogter Helena overlede gestorve in de cram;" Ch. of second wife: Walterus, Nov. 10, 1754; Maria, Sept. 18, 1756, "1790, June 6, is myn docter Marya overlede in sik geweest 5 weke in 3 dage in de cram gestorve;" Susanna, May 13, 1759. Ch. of the third wife, born: Eva, July 24, 1761, m. Cornelis Zeger Van Santvoord, d. June 8, 1835; Jacob, Nov. 3, 1762; Catarina, May 1, 1764, m. Maas Schermerhorn, d. Aug. 20, 1829; Susanna, b. June 12, (Bible), bp. June 11, (Church Record), m. Nicolaas F. Clute; Johannes, March 21, 1768, d. Sept. 18, 1774; Jannetie, Aug. 23, 1770, d. Jan. 30, 1774; Elisabeth, March 12, 1772; Andries, Nov. 8, 1773; Johannes, Dec. 1, 1775, d. March 9, 1827.

Lieut. WALTERUS, son of Abraham, m. Sarah, dau. of Harmanus Peek. He lived on a lot of 60ft. 6in. front on west side of Ferry Street, 205ft. 6in. north of Union Street, and his blacksmith shop was near the old market, then on the west corner corner of Front and Ferry Streets; he served as lieutenant in the Revolutionary war, and d. Oct. 31, 1823, a. 69ys.; his wid. d. July 18, 1843, a. 82ys., 4m., 6d. Ch: Elisabeth, b. Nov., 1778, m. Frederick P. Clute, d. October 23, 1840; Annatie, bp. Dec. 31, 1780, d. Jan. 22, 1862; Margarita, bp. Nov. 17, 1782. Ch. b: Harmanus, Jan. 20, 1785; Sarah, Nov. 1, 1787; Abram, Apr. 22, 1790, d. at Rockford, Ill., in 1856, a. 65ys.; Jacob, June 15, 1792; Alida, Oct. 11, 1794; Isaac, Jan. 4, 1797, d. April 30, 1839; John Peek, Jan. 11, 1799; Mary Magdalena, Jan. 9, 1801.

Gen. JACOB, son of Major Abraham Swits, m. Margarieta, dau. of Capt. Abraham Van Eps, Jan. 22, 1791. In the Revolutionary war Gen. Swits served in Capt. Johannes Myndertse's company. In 1810 he was made Maj. General of the state militia; d. Nov. 21, 1835; his widow, b. Jan. 25, 1763, d. April 12, 1839, a. 76ys., 2m., 18d. Ch. b: Catharina, Jan. 10, 1792; Abraham, June 3, 1794; Margarieta, April 21, 1796, m. Bartholomew Schermerhorn, d. Oct 29, 1864; Nicholas, January 5, 1798; Eva, June 10, 1800, d. unmarried, Feb. 23, 1872; Maria, Oct. 7, 1803, d. Sept. 24, 1856; Jane Helen, October 18, 1805, m. Augustus Elmendorf of Redhook; Jacob, July 27, 1808, d. Sept. 4. 1836; Sally Ann, March 10, 1811.

ANDRIES, son of Major Abraham, m. Maria Hicks. Ch. b: Jannetje, August 5, 1798; John, Oct. 24, 1800; John, Nov. 28, 1802; Abraham, Oct. 13, 1805; Eliza Ann, June 23, 1808; Jacob, Nov. 25, 1810.

JOHANNES, son of Major Abraham, m. Maike, dau. of Teunis T. Visscher, Aug. 25, 1803, at the Boght. He d. March 9, 1827, a. 51ys., 3m., 9d.; she d. April 21, 1851, a. 69ys. Ch. b: Margaret, July 21, 1804; Teunis, April 12, 1806, d. May 22, 1852, a. 47ys., 1m., 10d.; Maria, April 29, 1810; Abraham, Nov. 26, 1812; Sebastian, April 12, 1815; John, May 11, 1817; Catharine, Sept. 6, 1820, d. July 27, 1829; a dau., Oct. 16, 1823.

ABRAHAM J., son of Gen. Jacob, m. Eveline, eldest child of Jacob L. Viele, Esq., of the "Viele Homestead," Hoosick, N. Y., May 27, 1823. He graduated in the class of 1817, in Union College, and at the Seminary of the Dutch Reformed church, at New Brunswick, N. J., in 1820; became pastor of the Reformed Dutch church, of Schaghticoke, 1823-9, Warwarsing, 1829-35 and Glenville, 1837-42. Ch: John Livingston, b. July 26, 1825, graduated in class of 1846, in Union College, now attorney in Davenport, Iowa.

NICHOLAS, son of Gen. Jacob, m. Angelica C., dau. of Simon P. Vedder of West Milton. He d. in Schenectady, Sept. 18, 1872. Ch. b: Elisabeth Vrooman, June 1, 1825, d. Nov. 27, 1853; Simon Vedder, Nov. 24, 1828, graduated in the class of 1849, Union College; Jacob N., April 23, 1831, d. May 8, 1868; Charles N., May 24, 1834, d. August 20, 1863; Catharina Cecilia, Dec. 4, 1839, m. John L. Hale of Brooklyn; Mary Augusta, Dec. 17, 1845, m. Rev. Gansevoort D. Consaul of Herkimer.

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