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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1551-1552 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.]

(IV) Andries, son of Jan (q. v.) and Agnietje (Bronck) Witbeck, was baptized July 4, 1707, died November 22, 1765. The family were now settled in the town of Coeymans, Albany county, New York, where they possessed lands and were well-considered among the settlers. Andries Witbeck married, about 1738, Mayke, firstborn of Pieter Barentse and Elizabeth (Greveraad) Coeymans. Pieter Barentse was a son of Barent, "the Miller," and grandson of Pieter Coeymans, the emigrant to Rensselaerwyck in 1636 from Utrecht. Mayke Coeymans was baptized October 19, 1714. Children:

  1. Elizabeth, born in 1739, died July 29, 1820; married, 1757, Thomas, son of Hendrick Hoogteling;
  2. Zelotte, born 1741;
  3. Agnietje, 1742;
  4. Peter, see forward;
  5. Charlotte, 1746, married, 1771, David McCarty, and died in Coxsackie, April 22, 1828;
  6. Gerritje, married Daniel Van Antwerp;
  7. Mayke, married Cornelius ————.

(V) Peter, son of Andries and Mayke (Coeymans) Witbeck, was born March 22, 1744, died February 12, 1813. He married, October 16, 1766, Maria Van Alen. Children:

  1. Mayke, born March 12, 1769, died March 31, 1825; married, March 3, 1787, Peter Van Bergen;
  2. Catherina, born March 30, 1770, married John Ten Eyck;
  3. Elizabeth, born July 12, 1778, died 1779;
  4. Elizabeth, born November 18, 1785, married David Verplanck;
  5. Andrew, see forward.

(VI) Andrew, son of Peter and Maria (Van Alen) Witbeck, was born February 3, 1790; married Charlotte Amelia Bronck. Children:

  1. Peter, died young;
  2. Elizabeth;
  3. John, see forward;
  4. William,
  5. David,
  6. Henry,
  7. Van Alen,
  8. Maria and
  9. Peter.

(VII) John, son of Andrew and Charlotte A. (Bronck) Witbeck, (or Whitbeck) was born in the town of Coeymans, Albany county, New York, about 1816, died in the town of New Scotland, same county, July 13, 1885. He was educated in the town schools, and grew up to the business of a farmer. He settled in New Scotland in 1847, where he purchased a farm adjacent to the village of New Scotland. He was a thrifty farmer and a good man of business. He was an earnest, devoted Presbyterian, serving the New Scotland congregation as trustee. He was a local leader of the Democratic party and a man of much influence. He was open and generous by nature, and had a wide acquaintance. He married in Coeymans a kinswoman, Maria Whitbeck, born 1817, died at the New Scotland farm, January 11, 1899. She was an active, energetic woman and a devoted Presbyterian. Children of John and Maria (Whitbeck) Whitbeck:

  1. Catherine, died unmarried at the age of thirty-one years.
  2. Gitty Ann, born in 1838, died in Voorheesville, New York, February 14, 1906; she married James H. Coughtry, born August 27, 1834, died in 1904, son of Jacob, born February 25, 1797, died 1829, and Rachel (Taylor) Coughtry, grandson of William Coughtry, born in Scotland, January, 1765, married in New Scotland, great-grandson of John Coughtry, baptized August 13, 1732, emigrated to this country from Scotland, 1774, locating in New Scotland, Albany county, New York, on a farm, and great-great-grandson of John and Margaret (Skellec) Mccoughtry (as the name was spelled in Scotland), natives of Tamafed, Scotland. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Coughtry:
    1. John W., now a merchant and postmaster of New Scotland; married ————; children:
      1. Florence, married Calvin J. Nicholson and has Elwood, Marie and Ruth; they reside in Tonawanda, New York;
      2. Edmund C., clerk for his father, unmarried;
    2. William M., farmer of New Scotland; married Lizzie Wideman and has James, Minnie, Frank and Harriet;
    3. Harriet M., born April 2, 1862; married Samuel D. Raynsford, of Voorheesville, New York, and has a son
      1. Raymond, born October 21, 1894;
    4. Robert T., messenger and agent for National Express Company at Voorheesville, New York, married Charlotte Stevens and has Gertrude, Laura and Royal.
  3. Martin, a retired mechanic of New Scotland; married Ellen J. Hotaling; children:
    1. Sarah, deceased, married Jerry Mead and had Nellie and Martin M.;
    2. Carrie, wife of Charles Underhill, merchant of Albany.
  4. Andrew J., see forward.

(VIII) Andrew J., youngest child of John and Maria (Whitbeck) Whitbeck, was born July 30, 1847, the year his parents removed from Coeymans to New Scotland. He was educated in the public schools and grew up a farmer. He owns and cultivates the homestead acres and is a prosperous, highly regarded citizen. He served the town as tax collector and enjoys the distinction of having turned over his books to the treasurer with every dollar collected. He is now serving his third term as supervisor. He is a Democrat in politics and attends the Presbyterian church. He married, December 2, 1868, in New Scotland, Amelia Hotaling, born January 11, 1846, daughter of Garret and Sarah A. (Relyea) Hotaling, both life-long residents of New Scotland. Child of Andrew J. and Amelia Whitbeck:

  1. Jay M., born 1871, educated in the public schools, reared a farmer, now a hay, grain and produce dealer of New Scotland. He married Eretta Crouse, born in Guilderland, daughter of Henry P. Crouse. Child,
    1. Pauline, born 1896.

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