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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, p. 1822 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 Van Olindas of Watervliet descend from Pieter Danielse Van O'Linda, who married Hilletje Cornelise, sister of Jacques Cornelise Van Slyck. She was the daughter of a Mohawk mother and Cornelis Antonissen Van Slyck. For several years Hilletje was employed with Jan Baptiste Van Epps and Lourens Claese Van Der Volgen, as provincial interpreter to the Indians. The Mohawk sachems gave her the great island in the Mohawk river at Niskayuna in 1667, which her husband, Van O'Linda, sold to Captain Johannes Clute in 1669. The sachems also gave her land at Willow Flat, below Port Jackson, and at Watervliet. She died February 10, 1707. Her husband, Pieter Danielse, made his will August 1, 1715, which was proved December 27, 1716. He gave to his eldest son ten shillings, probably having given him his share previously. To his son, Jacob, he gave the use of the land above Schenectady, called the Willow Flat, "patented to me and William Van Coppernol till my son Matthew (now non compos mentis) shall die." He also spoke of lands in Watervliet.

(II) Daniel, eldest son of Pieter Danielse and Hilletje (Van Slyck) Van O'Linda, married Lysbeth, daughter of Mortimer Cregier, of Niskayuna, June 11, 1696, at Albany. Children:

  1. Pieter, born November 8, 1696;
  2. Johannes, September 3, 1699;
  3. Martinus, October 25, 1702;
  4. Maria, 1704.

(II) Jacob, son of Pieter Danielse and Hilletje (Van Slyck) Van O'Linda, inherited the use of a large portion of his father's estate as shown. He married Eva, daughter of Claas De Graff. Children baptized:

  1. Pieter, February, 1712, in Albany;
  2. Willem, October 13, 1716;
  3. Martin, January 18, 1718;
  4. Nicholas, May 30, 1719;
  5. Helena, February 12, 1721;
  6. Elizabeth, June 16, 1723.

(III) Martin, son of Jacob and Eva (De Graff) Van O'Linda, was born January 18, 1718. He married (first) July 25, 1741, ————. He married (second) December 7, 1754, Cornelia, daughter of Benjamin Van Vleck. Children baptized:

  1. Jacob, June 13, 1742;
  2. Francyntje, January 15, 1744;
  3. Eva, November 24, 1745;
  4. Pieter, January 17, 1748;
  5. Frederick, May 13, 1750;
  6. Catherine, August 10, 1755;
  7. Benjamin, December 25, 1757;
  8. Willem, April 27, 1760, died young;
  9. Willem (2), February 2, 1766;
  10. Johannes, October 3, 1768.

(IV) Johannes, youngest child of Martin and Cornelia (Van Vleck) Van O'Linda, was born October 3, 1768. He married and had issue.

(V) Jacob Van O'Linda, son of Johannes Van O'Linda, was born in 1796. He married and had issue.

(VI) Abraham, son of Jacob Van O'Linda, married and had issue.

(VII) Garrett, son of Abraham Van O'Linda, married.

(VIII) Mary G., daughter of Garret Van Olinda, resides in Watervliet, New York, where she is a teacher in the public schools.

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