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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1612-1613 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The Sutherlands came to America from Scotland, and are of Scotch and English ancestry. The family in Coxsackie descend from Joseph Sutherland, of Horseneck, Connecticut, who came from Scotland. He married and left sons. His descendants are found in Columbia, Greene, Albany, and Schoharie counties, New York. The first of the line in Coxsackie was the following named:

(I) James Sutherland, who owned property and died there. He married and left several children.

(II) Abram, son of James Sutherland, was born at New Baltimore, Greene county, New York. He married Jane, daughter of Henry and Cornelia (Van Pelt) Van Slyke (see Van Slyke VI).

(III) George, son of Abram and Jane (Van Slyke) Sutherland, was born in New Baltimore. He located in Coxsackie, New York, where he was extensively engaged in the harvesting and shipping of hay. He married Lettie A. Rowe, born in New Baltimore, of an old New York family.

(IV) Frank Herbert, son of George and Lettie A. (Rowe) Sutherland, was born at New Baltimore, New York. He was educated in the common schools. He has for many years been engaged in the freighting business and in other enterprises. He is a director of the National Bank of Coxsackie, having served in that capacity for many years. He is prominent and active in public affairs, and for many years has been president of the village corporation. He is prominent in the Masonic order, holding the degrees of Knights Templar. In political faith he is a Democrat, and in religious faith a Methodist.

(The Van Slyke Line)

There were two early settlers of Beverwyck of this name, Cornelius, whose descendants settled in the Mohawk Valley, and William Pieterse, whose descendants settled below Albany in Columbia and Greene counties. The name originally Van Slyk is now spelled both Van Slyck and Van Slyke.

(II) Teunis Willemse, son of William Pieterse Van Slyk or Van Slyke, of Amsterdam, married, February 5, 1696, Jannetje Hendrickse Van Wie. He settled on a large tract of land in Greene county, and one mile south of New Baltimore built, in 1713, the stone mansion which was long the family seat. His family Bible, printed by hand, 1515-18, said to be the oldest printed Bible on earth, is owned by a descendant in Saginaw, Michigan. Children: Hendrick, Ida, Andries, Gerrit, of further mention, Pieter, Alida, Dirck, Agnietje, Willem. Jannetje H. Van Wie, wife of Teunis Willemse Van Slyke, was the daughter of Hendrick Gerritse Van Wie, who was in Beverwyck, 1659-91; made his will in 1690, wherein he spoke of his wife and eldest son Gerrit. In 1691 Pieter Schuyler petitioned the governor for the relief of Hendrick Gerritse Van Wie, "a volunteer in the late expedition to Canada, who was desperately wounded at Prary in Canada and was cared for at the house of the widow of Jacob Tys Van Derheyden." He died soon after.

(III) Gerrit, son of Teunis Willemse and Jannetje H. (Van Wie) Van Slyke, was baptized May 19, 1706, married Annatje Turk. Children: Catharyna, Sara, Jacobus, of further mention, Sarah, Teunis.

(IV) Jacobus, son of Gerrit and Annatje (Turk) Van Slyke, served in the revolution, Captain Cox's company, Eleventh Regiment, Albany county militia. He married Jannetje Clow.

(V) Henry, son of Jacobus and Jannetje (Clow) Van Slyke, married Cornelia Van Pelt, descendant of Wouter Teunise Van Pelt, of Long Island, was the daughter of John Van Pelt, of Staten Island, who married ———— Van Slyke, daughter of Andries, son of Teunis Willemse, son of William Pieterse Van Slyke, the founder. Andries Van Slyke married Maria Van Benthuysen, daughter of Balthus, son of Partus Martense Van Benthuysen, an early settler of Fort Orange and extensive land owner in the village. He married a daughter of Barent Balthus, of Flatbush, Long Island. Balthus Van Benthuysen was a merchant. He married, February 22, 1707, ———— in New York City. Maria, his youngest daughter, baptized July 16, 1721, married Andries Van Slyke. They had daughters: Jannetje, Lydia, Alida, one of whom married John Van Pelt, father of Cornelia Van Pelt, wife of Abram Sutherland.

(VI) Jane, daughter of Henry and Cornelia (Van Pelt) Van Slyke, married Abram Sutherland (see Sutherland II).

These lines carry back to the early Dutch occupation and to the families of Van Slyke, Van Pelt, Van Benthuysen and Van Wie, an indisputably strong Dutch lineage.

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