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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1017-1018 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.]

John Voorhees, born in Monmouth county, New Jersey, died in Florida, Montgomery county, New York, about the year 1870. His farm in Montgomery county was in the locality known as Bean Hill, where he spent an active, successful life. He married Mary Francisco, born about 1800, in Florida, where she died at an advanced age. The Franciscos were one of the old families of the town. Children:

  1. Nelson, married Mary Bradford; he settled in Virginia before the war, but his Union sentiments were so freely expressed that he was obliged to flee; he came to his old home where he remained until peace was declared, when he returned to Virginia, where he died. He had a daughter, Mary, and a son, Alfred.
  2. Nettie, married John Bradford; died in Virginia.
  3. Spencer, see forward.
  4. John, married Lucy Howe; both died in Schenectady.
  5. Jane, married John Hutton and had issue.
  6. Pauline, married David Rulison, and had issue.

(II) Spencer, son of John and Mary (Francisco) Voorhees, was born in Florida, Montgomery county, New York, March 28, 1829, died August 13, 1895. He grew up on the homestead farm and followed agriculture all his days. He married (first), February 9, 1848, Elizabeth Hutton, born in Florida, February 13, 1826, died in Glen, May 27, 1867, daughter of an old settler of that town. He married (second) Jane A. Rulison, born 1831, died January 23, 1903. Children, all by first wife:

  1. Mary J., born March 8, 1849, died August 22, 1849.
  2. Eliza C., September 16, 1850, died August 28, 1851.
  3. Francis H., September 2, 1851; now a farmer of Charlestown, Montgomery county; married Adaline Hall; children: Minnie and Jennie, both married and heads of families.
  4. Marietta and
  5. Henrietta, twins, born February 26, 1855, both died in infancy.
  6. E. Garrett, see forward, and
  7. John E., twins, born February 9, 1856; the latter died in infancy.
  8. Annie C., born October 24, 1858; married (first) Addison Francisco, by whom she had a daughter Nettie; married (second) George Cross, and resides in Amsterdam.
  9. Emma H., born November 5, 1861; married John F. Stowitts, of Palatine, Montgomery county; children: Nellie, Frank, Emery, Jeannette and Florence A. Stowitts.
  10. Mary E., born October 10, 1866; married Chauncey Ottman, who survives her, a resident of Michigan; children: Jennie, Clarence and Georgianna Ottman.

(III) E. Garrett, son of Spencer and Elizabeth (Hutton) Voorhees, was born February 9, 1856, on the home farm, where he grew to manhood and has ever resided. He was educated in the town schools, and on the death of his father succeeded to the ownership of the estate. He is a successful farmer and capable business man. He is interested in the Patrons of Husbandry, and is master of the Grange in Glen. He has always been an active church worker, belonging to the Reformed church, which he has served for many years as trustee, treasurer and member of the consistory. He is a Democrat in politics. Mrs. Voorhees also is a member of the Reformed church. He married, in Charlestown, Montgomery county, New York, Henrietta Kunck, born in that town September 13, 1859, daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth Kunck, old settlers of the town, where they died at advanced ages. They were the parents of a large family of children, four of whom survive, namely:

  1. Ella, married Albert Osterhout, of Carlisle, Schoharie county, New York.
  2. Lavinia, widow of Danforth Hall.
  3. Henrietta, married E. Garrett Voorhees.
  4. Lorena, married Alfred Osterhout, of Carlisle, Schoharie county, New York.

Children of E. Garrett and Henrietta (Kunck) Voorhees:

  1. Bessie E., born June 24, 1879;
  2. Spencer R., October 18, 1881, married Margaret Newcombe, and removed to Perry, Wyoming county, New York;
  3. Edward, November 24, 1886, died February 12, 1887;
  4. Hettie B., February 27, 1890, a teacher;
  5. Foster H., November 24, 1891;
  6. Albert, June 3, 1895, died September 21, 1905;
  7. Jasper H., June 12, 1897.

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