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Date: Mon Aug 3 14:54:49 1998
Name: mary jo stich
E- mail: djmjs@aol.com
Address: mary jo stich 6460 Langes Cr Rd Denmark WI 54208
Surname of Immigrant: Secor
Given name(s) of Immigrant: ambroise
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: 1689

Origin of Immigrant: Mornac, France
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1631...Mornac France
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1712, Scarborough, Ontario, Can
Immigrant's Spouse: Unknown
Source of Information: Documents from Scarborough Archives & Book Huguenot Settlers of New Rochelle
Immigrant's Children: BR Jacques Secor (Sicard) 1676-aft 1700 ANNE TERRIER BR Ambroise Jr 16-? Jeanne Perron BR Slvia mar. Francois Coquillet BR Daniel BR Marie...mar. Guillaume Landrin - Notes: Aliases: Secor, Seacor, Secord, Seacord, Sycart & Cicar First residence in America, New Rochelle. (founders of) decendants of Ambroise became Loyalists moving to Scarborough, Ontario, Canada in late 1700's

Date: Mon Aug 3 16:57:34 1998
Name: Marlyn Esther Smith Dachelet
E-mail: plays@innova.net
Surname of Immigrant: Bodine
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Jean
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: before 1694

Origin of Immigrant: Medis, France
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: May 9, 1645
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: Middlesex County, New Jersey
Immigrant's Spouse: Maria Crocheron (first), Esther Bridon (second)
Source of Information: Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, Coffin, Corlies, Reeves, Bodine and Allied Families by Mary Elizabeth Sinnott, 1905, J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia
Immigrant's Children:
Marianna Bodin, born March 5, 1680
John Bodine, born January 23, 1681
Eleazer Bodine, mentioned in his brother's will of 1707
Esther Bodine, living in January 1707
Francis Bodine, married Maria Dey

Notes: The Bodines of New York, New Jersey, and America have their origin in the family of le Boudin or de Baudain. The antiquity of the surname is attested by French charters (Registers du Pair Bas et L'Abbaye de Autbert, Cambray) of the twelfth century. The first generation is said to have removed to Medis, in the province of Saintonage, France where his son Jean was born in 1645. He was doubtless a Huguenot, and left France to find refuge in Holland, as well as England before coming to New York where he resided as early as November 3, 1677. He settled in Staten Island, New York at which he had a survey of land April 1, 1686 and where he died in the latter part of 1694. Nothing is known of his wife or of children other than the son Jean Bodine who was born at Media France and naturalized at London, England on March 21, 1682 with his second wife Esther and her parents Francis and Jane Susan Bridon ( and Francis Bridon, son of Francis and Jane).

Date: Mon Aug 3 22:04:43 1998
Name: Susan Ennes Anderson
E- mail: kittengirl@usa.net
Surname of Immigrant: Ennes
Given name(s) of Immigrant: William
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: between 1670 and 1693

Origin of Immigrant: Scotland?
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1670 Scotland?
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1712 New York
Immigrant's Spouse: Viervant, Cornelia
Source of Information: Book "A bit about the Ennes" by Calvin Ennes 1969 states source as Dutch Reform Churches in Marbleton and Kingston Ulster Co New York
Immigrant's Children:
Alexander bap. 11/18/1694
Cornelius bap. 9/6/1696
Cornelius bap. 1698 married Marytje Van Etten
Catherine bap. 1701
Janetje bap. 1703
Alexander bap. 1709 married Zara (Sarah)Middag
William Jr. 1/10/1711 married Elizabeth Quick on 5/18/1739

Notes: In September 1703 William Ennes was deeded 200 acres of land somewhere in New York. He was married to Cornelia in 1693 or 94 in Kingston New York. I am interested in where William came from and any other information about his history.

Date: Tue Aug 4 16:34:20 1998
Name: Sharon A. Craig
E- mail: sharcraig@aol.com
Surname of Immigrant: Brouwer Berchoven
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Adam
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: 1642, New Netherland(NY)

Origin of Immigrant: Cologne, Germany
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: circa 1625, Germany
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1690/1691
Immigrant's Spouse: Magdalen Verdon,3/19/1645, New York Dutch Reform Church
Source of Information: The American Genealogist, Volume XXIII, No. 4, article by William J. Hoffman

Immigrant's Children: Pieter Brouwer,b. 1646,
Matthys Brower, b. 1649, All born in New York
Willem Brouwer b. 1651
Maria Brouwer b. 1653
Jacobus Brouwerb. 1662
Fytie Brouwer b. ?
Helena Brouwer b. 1660
Adam Brouwer Jr. b. 1662 Notes: Adam Brouwer Berchoven, arrived in 1642 in New York and took the Oath of Allegiance in Sept. 1687, being then a resident of Breukelen(Brooklyn). He previously had served the West India Co. in Brazil as a soldier and in New York he operated a flour mill at Gowanus. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Thu Aug 6 20:49:21 1998
Name: Richard W. Ellis
E- mail:
Address: 473 west end ave, 9c n.y.,n.y. 10024
Surname of Immigrant: Elissen
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Bastiaen
Name of Ship: gilded otter
Arrival Date: 1660

Origin of Immigrant: kulenborgh, (gilderland) netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1620?
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: ?
Immigrant's Spouse:
Source of Information: Staten Island & Its People (p 1920s -Leng & Davis)
Immigrant's Children: sebestian Notes: sailed from texel island, netherlands, with a group of 13 families and 17 soldiers, departing on april, 1660 for new amsterdam. many of the familes were hugonuets & wallonits who immed settled in staten island.. by 1706, my family's name changed from elissen to ellis. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sat Aug 8 02:35:17 1998
Name: Colette Jane Grower
E- mail: colette@mtaonline.net
Address: PO Box 465 Palmer, Alaska 99645-0465
Surname of Immigrant: Teller
Given name(s) of Immigrant: William
Name of Ship: ?John and Sarah London with Captain Green
Arrival Date: 1639

Origin of Immigrant: Maesterland , Bohusland, Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1620 Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1701 New York City(Schnectady) 81 yo
Immigrant's Spouse: Margaret Danckesen-1st wife
Source of Information: New York Colonial Manuscripts-Deposition of William Teller
Immigrant's Children: William Teller and Margaret Danckesen maried 1641.
Andries 1642-1703
Helena 1645-1706
Maria 1648
Elizabeth 1652
Jacob1655-Sept 17, 1608
william 1657-1710
Johannes 1659. William Teller and Maria Varlett Notes: Father was Romanus Teller. He immigrated to Holland from Bavaria. He was a Reverand and authored several regligious books. He probably was a Calvanist and was expelled from Bavaria by the Roman Catholics. William Teller served in the military and as Justice of the Peace. He worked for the Dutch West Indian Company. My great-grandmother was Jennie Elizabeth Teller the daughter of Marshall Teller and Elizabeth Drury. She was born in July 1868 in Holland Patent NY. She died in July 1970 in Holland Patent NY. She was directly descendent from Hans John Teller who was married to Catherine Van Tilburg. They had a son Willem who maried Anna Ellsworth. One of their sons Ahasuerus Teller married Mary and had Daniel Teller who married Eliza Tubbs. They had Marshall Albert Teller who married Elizabeth Drury. These were the parents of
Jennie Elizabeth Teller
Marshall Albert Teller Oregon (pharmacist)
and Dr. Howard Jay Teller (Rome, NY).Jennie Elizabeth Teller married Albert Schwab. They had Edna Mae Schwab who is my father Arnold Jay Hooks mother. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sun Aug 9 12:29:23 1998
Name: Valerie C. D'Aguanno
E- mail: emadmin@li.net
Address: 341 W. Jamaica Avenue Valley Stream, NY 11580
Surname of Immigrant: Van Brunt
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Rutger Joesten
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: 1653

Origin of Immigrant: Netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: circa 1633 - Netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: December 19, 1721 New Utrecht, NY
Immigrant's Spouse: married 1st Tryntje Claes or Claesen; married 2nd Gretian
Source of Information: Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family 1653-1867, by Teunis G. Bergen
Immigrant's Children: Nicholas Rutgersz Van Brunt m. 8/19/1683 Helena Cortelyou, died 1684
Issue: Nicholas or Claas, bap. 8/31/1684
Cornelis Rutgersz Van Brunt(d. 1748) m. 12/18/1685 Tryntje Bennet (b. 1664, d. 1738)
Issue: Rutgert, Nicolas, William, Adriiyan, Angenetien bap. 6/30/1689, Maria or Marrytie bap. 12/10/1694,
Tryntien or Tryntie, Gretien or Marragreet, Neeltie.
Joost Rutgersz Van Brunt (d. 1746) m. 4/16/1687 Aeltie Van Voorhees (d. 11/12/1746)
Notes: Rutger Joesten Van Brunt was among the early settlers of New Utrecht on Long Island, New York. There is uncertainty as to where the name Van Brunt came from. No place in the Netherlands is named Brunt. The closest name is "Bruntinge, a hamlet in the province of Drenthe." --------------------------------------------------

Date: Tue Aug 11 19:37:53 1998
Name: Cathie Hellems
E- mail: p16272@email.mot.com
Surname of Immigrant: Hellems
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Heinrich
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: 1627

Origin of Immigrant: Middle Rhine Valley, Germany
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: ca 1600
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: ?
Immigrant's Spouse: ?
Source of Information: Family history passed down to my father, currently 95 years old.
Immigrant's Children: ?

Notes: Heinrich Hellems came to New Amsterdam (New York) in 1627 from the Middle Rhine Valley in Germany. No further info until 1723, when a descendant by name of Henry Hellems went with his wife and 10 children from Swedesboro, Colony of New Jersey, into the wilds of Pennsylvania by ox cart. I am a descendant looking for any information on Heinrich or his children/grand-children. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Wed Aug 12 05:56:22 1998
Name: Jean Royal
E- mail: jroyal@gateway.net
Address: 2005 Brae Trail Birmingham, AL 35242
Surname of Immigrant: Van Sant
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Garret Stoffeelse
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: 1651 NYC

Origin of Immigrant: Zaadam or Zandberg, Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: Abt 1620, Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: June 1706 Bensalem PA
Immigrant's Spouse: Lysbeth Gerritz
Source of Information: Relative Cora Van Sant
Immigrant's Children: BR Stoffel b. 1670 d. 1749 m. Antle BR Cornelius b.1672 d.5/9/1734 BR Josias b. 10/29/1676 BR Albertus b.5/13/1681 d. 12/16/1751 BR Johannes b. 1683 BR Jacobus b. 2/25/1685 d. 1/9/1745 BR George b. 4/24/1687 d. 3/22/1755 BR Jesina b. 10/20/1690 BR Garret b. 1746 BR Trytje b. 10/20/1689

Notes: He lived in New Amsterdam until he bought property in PA on Dec 10, 1698. Some of his children stayed in NYC --------------------------------------------------

Date: Fri Aug 14 07:20:39 1998
Name: Bob Degraw
E- mail: ryntbld@northstar.k12.ak.us
Address: 462 LeAnn Dr Fairbanks Ak. 99701
Surname of Immigrant: Arentzson (de Grauw)
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Leendert
Name of Ship: Dolphin
Arrival Date: march 1638

Origin of Immigrant: Aalsmer, Netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1601, Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: by March 1664, New Amsterdam
Immigrant's Spouse: Leuntje Alberts Leydecker
Source of Information: NY Colonial Manuscripts
Immigrant's Children:
Maritie b? d? m. Barent Jacobson Cool
Affie b.? d? m. 1st Jan Perie 2nd Cornelius Hoaglant
Cornelia b.? d.?
Albert b.? d.? m. Adrientje Trommels
Arent b.? d.? m. 1st Gysbertje Harmens 2nd Marritje Hendricks

Notes: Leendert occupied Bowery #3, eventually it was sold to Peter Styvesant. Family adopted the surname de Grauw and decendents of Arents line eventually moved to the Paterson NJ area. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sun Aug 16 14:38:20 1998
Name: Michael Roy Vrooman Sr.
E- mail: Shiloh1@jps.net
Address: 385 Table Mtn. blvd. Oroville, Calif. 95965
Surname of Immigrant: Hendrick Meese Vrooman
Given name(s) of Immigrant: same
Name of Ship: not known
Arrival Date: 1654

Origin of Immigrant: Netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: ca 1617 netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: Feb 9 1690
Immigrant's Spouse: unknown
Source of Information: Vrooman history genealogy book (family book)
Immigrant's Children: "after living behind kinderhook and in Lansingburgh - bought 20 morgens of land in Schenectady o the Van Curler Bourwery in 1677, Kild and burnt in massacre 9 Feb 1690. Son Asam born in Holland (Netherlands) inherited, born Sept 14, 1649. Came to New Netherlands with father at age 15 --------------------------------------------------

Date: Tue Aug 18 16:35:44 1998
Name: Barbara Morthland
E- mail: barbm@t-c-o- n.com
Surname of Immigrant: Foreman or Forman
Given name(s) of Immigrant: John
Name of Ship: ? General Winthrop's Fleet
Arrival Date: 1630

Origin of Immigrant: England or Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: before 1630
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: ?
Immigrant's Spouse: ?
Source of Information: Great Grandmother Frances Walker Heath b. Sep 4, 1846
Immigrant's Children: unknown

Notes: History of family supposed to be in Salter's History Pg 27 (John Forman)and Pg 44 (Samuel Forman, High Sheriff). Cities in New York mentioned are Lockport, Buffalo, and Long Island. Gggrandmother Racher Ayers married Cornelius Foreman and had five children: Samuel C, Maria, Eliza, Catherine and Fannie. Trying to fill in between John (1630) and ggrandmother (early 1800). --------------------------------------------------

Date: Thu Aug 20 18:34:51 1998
Name: Lisa Saunders
E- mail: Sandrsp@juno.com
Surname of Immigrant: Van Vleit
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Dirck
Name of Ship: Spotted Cow
Arrival Date:

Origin of Immigrant: Ryleveit, Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1610/20
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: ?date/ Mamoroneck, NY
Immigrant's Spouse: Greetje Gerritse
Source of Information: Documentary History of NY Vol III pp. 37
Immigrant's Children: Hendrickja Van Vliet married to John Nelson who was born 1640 and died died 3-28-1713 in Mamaroneck, NY. Their marriage was listed in Bergen's King's County Settlers p.214. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Fri Aug 21 12:31:08 1998
Name: Lynda DArby Ozinga
E- mail: ozlyn@egl.net
Address: 113 So Zeeland Pkwy, Zeeland, MI 49464
Surname of Immigrant: Darby
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Edward
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: "after 1660"

Origin of Immigrant: Skeleton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire, Sussex, England
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1640
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: ?
Immigrant's Spouse: Susanna Hooke
Source of Information: FAmily Geneology filed with NY Cortland Co. Clerk
Immigrant's Children: BR James Darby B 1700 D ? in Canturbury Conn, M to Eleanor

Notes: James and Eleanor Darby had a son Eleazor, b 7/6/1731 in Mortlake Cn, D 1/31/1813 in Cortland NY, M to Ruth. Eleazor and Ruth had a son named Joseph born Mortlake Society, Conn, M Ann Grow in 1796 in hampton Conn, and moved to Cortland NY, died 3/22/1835, buried in Cortland NY Rural Cem. Wondering when Edward Darby came to US. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sat Aug 22 09:33:59 1998
Name: Carol V. Yocom
E- mail: cyocom@earthlink.net
Surname of Immigrant: Fonteyn
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Charles/Carel
Name of Ship: Gilded Beaver
Arrival Date: 17 May 1658

Origin of Immigrant: md. 1647 Honnechy?, Nord, France
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: France
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1 Aug 1687, oral will, Bushwick, NY
Immigrant's Spouse: Catharyn de Baile
Source of Information: Ms. Records of Bushwick; Early Settler; Conveyances Liber 1; etc
Immigrant's Children: --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sun Aug 23 18:50:29 1998
Name: Robert S. Vail III
E- mail: rvail@yourlink.net
Address: PO Box 1873 Titusville FL 32781
Surname of Immigrant: VAIL
Given name(s) of Immigrant: THOMAS VAIL, SR
Name of Ship: ??
Arrival Date: 1640

Origin of Immigrant: Gloucestershire, England
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1601-1637, England
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1687, Southampton New York
Immigrant's Spouse: Sarah Wentworth
Source of Information: Genealogy of some of the Vail Family descended from Thomas Vail, at Salem Massachusetts, together with Collateral Lines by William Penn Vail, MD, 1937
Immigrant's Children:
Samuel Vail, born: 1654, Southampton NY, died June 26, 1695, Westchester County New York. Married Elizabeth Hunt, 1677.

Notes: The following is an excerpt from Genealogy of some of the Vail Family descended from Thomas Vail, at Salem, Massachusetts 1640, Together with Collateral Lines by William Penn Vail, MD, 1937, prepared by Gray & Thompson Advertising, Chapel Hill North Carolina. Thomas Vail, first of the line, American ancestor, Colonial forefather, is listed as coming from England with his wife, Sarah in 1640, to Salem, Massachusetts. The next record of Thomas is found in "Howell's History of Southampton L. I.", (pg 440), where he is mentioned as an Inhabitant as early as 1647. He is included in the list of Towmsmen of Southampton 10 May, 1649, and in the list his name is spelled "Vayle". He with his wife Sarah lived at Southampton and purchased land of "Mr. Mitchell in the Great Playne." Thompson in his "History of Long Island" (Vol. 7:137), says "The Prerogative of a townsman was to superintend the more important interests of the Town; to adopt prudential measures required by the common good." He (Thomas Vail) drew an allotment division March, 1651, for a 100 pound lot; (v. Southampton Town Records). 1650 - Whale-watching was one of the earliest and most lucrative occupations of Southampton, and its Town. Records show that Thomas Vail is " to have for his paines, 3 shillings per day at the Seapoose." Seapoose is an Indian word meaning "Little River," or the inlet connecting Mecox Bay with the Ocean, where he was stationed at certain periods to range the shore and watch for stranded whales. When finally the huge carcass of a whale was cast upon the sandy beach and temporarily secured until the town was warned, the custom was for all the grown men of the town to be impressed into subdividing the carcass and "trying out" the blubber. this custom began as early as 1644, when two men of each of three wards of eleven men each, were to cut up the whale, try the blubber and have a double share. the remainder was to be divided among the townsmen, and in the long run became a rich source of revenue for the town. This whaling station at Southampton was the first of a long series of stations along the Long Island shore. Nearly all these whaling stations have passed away except the original one at Southampton. (v. Howell's Southampton, p. 32.) 1660 - Thomas Vail removed to Westchester Co., N. Y., where he appears in 1660, as a man of prominence and influence. The first record of his presence there is in O'Callahan's "Register of New Netherland" (p. 98), where we learn that Thomas Veall is a Magistrate, 21 January, 1660, in Westchester. Also he was reappointed to this office 11 January, 1661. According to this same authority a "Magistrate" is an officer "sworn to administer justice according to the charter, and regulate matters relating to roads, fences, bridges, schools, churches and other public buildings." It appears that the office of Magistrate in those early days was the most prominent of the local offices and included the functions of several officers of the law today. 1662 - Thomas Vaille was also popular as a Magistrate for we find he was among six nominated to be Magistrate 11 February, 1662, (v. Bolton's Westchester, Vol. 2:280). 1664 - He was one of the Westchester Associates and we find his name and mark in a list of 17 Westchester Associates recognizing the absolute right of Mr. Thomas Pell, of Pellham Manor, in the land question between the people of Connecticut and New Amsterdam 16 June, 1664. (Bolton's: loc. cit.). 1665 - He was a signer of an agreement to send eight men to Governor Nicolls to confer about the "Settlement of ye Town" of Westchester (v. Bolton Westchester, Vol. 2:180). 1666 - On the 7 May, 1666, the town of Westchester granted land to Thomas Vaill (Westchester Records, Vol. 1:29). On the 11 July, 1666, a second division of land was made at which time Thomas Vaille was allotted lot No. 13, (v. Westchester Records, Vol. 1:33). 1675 - The name of Thomas Vaill is found on the assessment roll of Westchester and Eastchester of 1675, and shows that he was assessed on "one horse, two oxen, three cows, 2 three-year old, 2 two-year old, six acres of land and eight acres of meadow." (v. Doc'y Col'l Hist. N. Y. State 13:488) 1679 - His name is of record on several land conveyance instruments and he seems to have "made his mark" on each several paper. On the 16 March, 1679, he conveys to Thomas Whitlock "one acker" along the creek, and made the mark ( ). On the 16 May, 1681, he mortgages two and a half acres bounded by Joseph Hunt, Samuel Vail and William Richardson for lb10-9-8, to Captain Philip Carteret and William Lawrence, Administrators, and on this instrument makes the mark (W). There was some litigation concerning this two and a half acres on the 30 October, 1668, and Richard Townley of Elizabeth Town, N. J., acknowledges receipt from William Richardson of Westchester of lb10-9-8, also lb1. Court charges in an action commenced against Thomas Vail at a Court of Sessions at Eastchester in November 1684. The record of this two and a half acres closed soon after Thomas Vail died, for his son Samuel Vail on the 14 December, 1688, deeds this two and a half acres to William Richardson, Thomas Vail, his father, being deceased (v. Westchester Rec. Vol. A 298, also Vol. 2:5; also Vol. B395). Thomas Vail on the 19 January, 1686, witnesses the sale of eight acres on Castle Hill, (v. Book A:221) and makes his mark on this instrument thus (X). Again when Thomas Vail, Sr., of Westchester, sells 10 acres to Joseph Hunt, 10 April, 1686, (v. Bk. A. 74.) he made his mark thus (III). His mark, though in a variety of forms identifies Thomas Vail Sr., beyond question, and easily distinguishes him from his son Thomas who always signs his name. 1683 - In the account of what estate the inhabitants of Westchester have given to be rated in the year 1683, Thomas Vaile, Sr., has two acres meadow, two oxen, one cow, four sheep, three shillings, 5 pence. (v. O'Callahan's Col. Hist. N. Y., 13:574) 1686 - He is listed among the Freeholders of Westchester, 9th Mo., 1686, as "Thomas Vail, Sr., 25 lb share", (v. Town Records: 2:8). 1687 - In the division of land, 3 May, 1687, he is allotted lot No. 39, consisting of 10 acres on the East side of Brunks River, We have not the exact date of his death but we gather from the land records that he died somewhere between 3 May, 1687, when he was allotted lot No. 39, and the 14th December, 1688, as noted in the deed of two and a half acres from Samuel Vail and Elizabeth, his wife, to William Richardson. In 1640 when Thomas Vail with his wife Sarah came to salem, Massachusetts, Jeremiah Vail was living there, having come in 1639. It is exceedingly probable that Jeremiah and Thomas Vail were brothers. Jeremiah and Thomas emigrated to the eastern part of Long Island, Jeremiah to Southold, and Thomas to Southampton. Both were blacksmiths by trade. Something else I found was in the paper many years ago. The article was titled "Who Are You," by Ruby Haskins Ellis. This show the stripe running in the opposite direction with no motto at the bottom. The article was as follows; Most of those who bear the name of Vail, Veal, or Veale in this country, are descendents of Thomas Vail, the head of an ancient house in Gloucestershire, England. He came to New England in 1640 and was a resident of Salem, Mass. Later he was removed to Southhampton, L. I., and was one of the founders of Westchester, N.Y., where he served as a magistrate. When the wave of emigration swept over the Northern and Eastern states, many families moved Southward and westward, and among them were the Vails. Some of them settled in New Jersey, and from there scattered into Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and many other states. In the Southern states the name is usually spelled Veal, Veale. The ancestry of Thomas Vail, the American founder, can be traced to Gilbertus Viel, who lived in 1066, the time of William the Conquerers victory over the Saxons in Britain. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Tue Aug 25 12:00:07 1998
Name: Larry Matthew Van Hook
E- mail: vanhook@swconnect.net
Address: 204 Yucca St. Merkel, TX 79536
Surname of Immigrant: Van Hoeck/Isaacszen
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Arent
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: Spring, 1655

Origin of Immigrant: Hooksiel, county of Oldenburg, Germany
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1623
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: Abt 1697 New York
Immigrant's Spouse: Geertje Everts
Source of Information: Correspondance with Hague, Netherlands, Bernice Kiester-Van Hook and Allied Families (1957), Dutch Reformed Baptisms, Court Minutes, etc.
Immigrant's Children:
*2nd Wife of Arent Isaacszen Van Hoeck
VAN HOECK, Aalje b: 1652-1665 in New
VAN HOECK, Bennony Arentsen b: 1652-1665 in prob.
VAN HOECK, Isaac Arentsen b: 1652-1665 in New York
VAN HOECK, Evert Arentsen b: 1654-1665 in New York
VAN HOECK, Geertje b: 1654-1665 in New York
VAN HOECK, Vrouwtie b: Bef. May 02, 1657 in New York
*3rd Wife of Arent Isaacszen Van Hoeck
VAN HOECK, Catherina b: Bef. September 19, 1666
VAN HOECK, Lawrence b: 1670 in New York, NY
VAN HOECK, Vrowtje b: Bef. November 17, 1672
VAN HOECK, Maria b: Bef. July 03, 1675 in New
VAN HOECK, Roelof b: September 30, 1677

Notes: He was married 5 times and lived in Beverwick (Albany) and New York (15 East Broad St.) and Esopus (Kingston). He often signed by Arent Isaaxs/Isaacsen/Isaacszen. Surname Van Hoeck quickly became Van Hook. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Wed Aug 26 21:17:17 1998
Name: Carolyn Gibbons
E- mail: SEdoesGENI@aol.com
Address: 3303 Bancroft Avenue, Fayetteville NC 28301
Surname of Immigrant: Enjoert/Inyart/Injard
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Carel
Name of Ship: De'Enderacht
Arrival Date: bet 17 Apr - 1 Sep 1664

Origin of Immigrant: Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: ca 1625
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: prob Staten Island, Richmond Co, NY
Immigrant's Spouse:
Source of Information: "New World Immigrants" Vol I, Gen Pub Co 1979 p193; "Enyart Family", Lorence M Enyart, Gateway Press, Inc, 1976
Immigrant's Children:
Yellis (Jellis/Gillis) b 1 Feb 1652, md1 Aetje unknown; md2 Triente Van Woggelum --------------------------------------------------

Date: Thu Aug 27 23:42:37 1998
E- mail: MCCUNE1234@MSN.COM
Address: 907 W CHURCH ST DELAND,FL. 32720
Surname of Immigrant: SOOY (yoost)
Given name(s) of Immigrant: joost
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: "bef 1701

Origin of Immigrant: netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1685
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: sept 28 1737 lower bank,burlington co,nj
Immigrant's Spouse: sarah vantienhoven (widow balk)
Source of Information: grandfather/susan zmrzel/book jersey genisis/microfiche/
Immigrant's Children:
joost joseph jr. sooy b;october 23 1710 d;? married elizabeth smith aug 3 1737
nicholas sooy b;july 3 1709 d;? married (1) jean ingersol nov 9 1743 (2) mary ingersol bef 1764 Notes: Joost Sooy aliase Joost Yoost,Yozo,Captain sooy,Yose,(Dutch version of sooy - joost,joosten,joos,joose) New Amsterdam now New York, burlington county, little egge harbor,lower bank,cheesequake creek manmouth county, his children are all baptized at the Dutch Reforme Church, where is name is mentioned many times in the records of the old Dutch Reformed Church in New York of which he was a member. Joost left New Amsterdam (now New York) soon after his three children were born. Joost is mentioned in the will of Charles Morgan of middlesex county nj, who made his will jan 6 1749. yose sooy while living on the cheesequake creek was naturalized a loyal citizen of the province of New Jersey by special act of the New Jersey legislature.. shortly there after he sailed down the mullica river and settled at what is now Lower Bank. wife Sarah Vantienhoven is the daughter of Dr. lucas Vantienhoven and tryntie bordingh/ lucas is the son of secretary Cornelis Luijacasz Vantienhoven and Rachel Vigne. susan zmzrel told me joost sooy was born in april 1685 in holland probably of french parents.he was a mariner-merchant and carried on the work started by the dutch west india trading company. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sat Aug 29 21:35:29 1998
Name: Michelle Taglavore
E- mail: MTAG1729@aol.com
Address: 1729 Seven Lakes Drive Loveland, Colorado 80538-7209
Surname of Immigrant: Ean
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Elias
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: 1680 to late 1690's

Origin of Immigrant: France
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1660, in France
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: After 1700 in New Paltz, NY
Immigrant's Spouse: Lysbet Crispbell
Source of Information: William L. Ean
Immigrant's Children: br Jan Ean 1700, wife Geertje Roosa

Notes: Elias Ean, also sometimes spelled Ueen and other deviations, came from France in the late 1680's. He was a French Huegenot who settled, married and died in New Paltz, Ulster County, New York. The Ean family resided in New Paltz and this general area for over 150 years when approximately 1850 some members relocated to the northeastern part of Iowa, residing in Ossian, Iowa. Elias'es grandson, Abraham Ean, b. 1741, participated in the American Revolution under General George Washington, in New York. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sun Aug 30 09:48:15 1998
Name: Jennifer Brotzman
E- mail: jrbrotz@aol.com
Address: 10 1/2 West Ave Dansville, NY 14437
Surname of Immigrant: Oldfield
Given name(s) of Immigrant: John I.
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: ca. 1651

Origin of Immigrant: England
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1622 England
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1690 Jamaica, Queens Co., NY
Immigrant's Spouse: Sarah Post
Source of Information: The Hurd Genealogy, Bath, Steuben Co., NY
Immigrant's Children:
John 1658-?
Richard 1667-1727 m. Jane Thurston
Joseph 1673- 1742 m. Martha Grassett
Daniel 1675-? m. Hester
William 1677- ?

Notes: John Oldfield settled in Southampton, Long Island, NY in 1651 by 1652 he lived in North Sea, Southampton town, NY. In 1660 he sold his homestead and moved to Jamaica, Queens Co., NY where he worked as a "surveyor" and a tanner. Joseph moved on to Goshen, Orange Co., NY and his great grandson Samuel who married a Hurd can be found living in Hornby, Steuben Co., NY by 1820 (this town was formed from Painted Post, NY) from which my fiancee's (Michael Oldfield) family is descended and currently lives in Dansville, Livingston Co., NY I would be interested in any further information on this family - willing to trade info. --------------------------------------------------

Date: Thu Sep 3 18:31:08 1998
Name: anne levering
E- mail: anne.martin@pacific.net.sg
Address: 3 merryn road Singapore 298451
Surname of Immigrant: van gelder
Given name(s) of Immigrant: johannes
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: before 1662

Origin of Immigrant: The netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1-11-1634
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 10-10-1697, New York
Immigrant's Spouse: Tanneken Montenac
Source of Information: various websites
Immigrant's Children:
Cornelia, 25-12-1678,
Emerentia, 29-12-1680,
Hermanus, 5- 9-1666,
Hester, 26-1-1662,
James, 1682,
Maria, 21-1-1671,
Elizabeth, 10-1-676,
johannes, 27-8-1664 --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sat Sep 5 11:47:34 1998
Name: Carol Staats
E- mail: staats2@bnis.net
Address: 294 Valley View Rd Caliente, CA 93518
Surname of Immigrant: STAATS
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Abraham, Abram
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: 1644

Origin of Immigrant: Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: abt1618
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: ?
Immigrant's Spouse: Tryntje Johemse Wesselse
Source of Information: The Mayflower to Clippers, The American Heritage of our Wilson, Kellog, Green and Staats Families, by Carol Green Wilson. History of RhinebeckCo NY. Staats Genealogy by Harold Staats. Abastracts of wills, NY Collection of NY History Society. pp405
Immigrant's Children: Joachem,b 1654 Married Antje Ryndertse 1704/07
Jocob 1658
Sarah b 1662 Married Johannes Provost?
Samuel b 1664 Married Johanna Rynders, next Catherine Howarden
Abraham 1665. Married Elsje Wendell
Catalyna 1667
Elizabeth 1670. Married Johannes Wendel, next Johannes Schyuler.
Neeltje 1675 --------------------------------------------------

Date: Sun Sep 6 17:48:04 1998
Name: Harold I. Van Auken
E- mail: leighj@postoffice.ptd.net
Surname of Immigrant: Van Aken
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Marinus
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: before 11 August 1685

Origin of Immigrant: Cadzand, Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: ca. 1660 Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: before 17 October 1724; Rochester, Ulster Co., NY
Immigrant's Spouse: Pieternelle De Pre
Source of Information: 1. Copy of Official Baptism Record from Cadzand, Holland. Written in Dutch. 2. Copy of Official Marriage Record from Cadzand, Holland. Written in Dutch. 3. KINGSTON, ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1660-1809, Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the OId Dutch Church, by Roswell Randall Hoes. Record numers are from this source. 4.Deed Book 2, page 134, 135 Kingston NY City Hall, Feb 10, 1694. 5. E. B. O’Callaghan, M.D., The Documentary History of the State of New York. (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons & co., 1850), vol. 1, p. 173. 6. New York Archives Transcribed by Chris Andrle, 11 Mar 1997. Role of names who took the Oath of Allegiance in the County of Ulster first day of Sept. 1689.
Immigrant's Children:
1. Pieter Van Aken bpt. August 11, 1685 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record #430) d: abt. December 16, 1756 in Lehman Twp, Pike County, PA. Spouse: Rustjen Damen m: April 09, 1707 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY.
2. Zara Van Aken bpt. February 12, 1688 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY,(Bpt. record #553) d. ? Spouse: Nichlaus Westfall b: in Kingston, Ulster County, NY m: October 20, 1712 in Kingston, Ulster Co. NY (marriage record # 286).
3. Cornelius Van Aken bpt. May 25, 1690 in Kingston, Ulster County. NY (Bpt. record #650) d: abt. 1772 in Westfall Twp, Pike County, PA. Spouse: Sarah Westbrook bpt. June 10, 1694 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. #810) m: April 30, 1714 in kingston, Ulster Co. NY (M. record #312 ) d: December 20, 1766 in Minisink, Orange County, NY[T.S. inscription]
4. Catrina Van Aken bpt. October 16, 1692 in Kingston, Ulster Co. NY (Bpt. record #718)d. ? Spouse: Cornelius De Puy bpt. January 06, 1688 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record #547) m: May 06, 1713 in kingston, Ulster Co. NY (M. record #293) d:?
5. Rachel Van Aken bpt. June 09, 1695 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record #852) d: Bef. November 14, 1725. Spouse: William Decker; bpt. November 06, 1687 in Roosendaal, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record # 531) m: April 30, 1719 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (M. record #405)
6. Neeltje Van Aken bpt. September 11, 1697 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY (Bpt. record #988)d. ? Spouse: Jan Emans b. in Long Island, NY m: November 18, 1724 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY (M. record #543) d: Bef. 1735; Spouse: 2nd Husband, Edward Robbertsz m: Bef. February 16, 1735.
7. Abraham Van Aken bpt. October 29, 1699 in Kingston, Ulster County,, NY (Bpt. record #1118) d: Aft. 1775 in Minisink, Orange County, NY. Spouse: Jannetjen DeWitt bpt. July 13, 1701 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record # 1251) m: ? in Rochester, Ulster County, NY d: Aft. 1767 in Minisink, Orange County, NY.
8. Isaac Van Aken bpt. July 05, 1702 in Rochester, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record 1329) d: abt. November 27, 1761 in Montague, Sussex County, NJ Spouse: Rachel DeWitt bpt August 21, 1698 in Rochester, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record # 1054) m: April 15, 1723 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (M. record #501) d: ? in Montague, Sussex County, NJ. Notes: Marinus Van Aken was presumably born in Holland. Marinus Van Aken and his first wife, Prijntje Rents where witnesses to a baptism on March 1, 1682 in Cadzand, Holland. Parents of the child baptized were Cornelis Van Aken & Jolyntje Vas. {1.} On April 11, 1683, Marinus was the widower of Prijntje Rents, when he married Pieternelle De Pre in Cadzand, Holland. Pieternelle was from Wingen, Holland. Witnesses to the marriage were Cornelis Van Aken & Jolyntje Vas. {2.} The first of Marinus & Pieternelle’s eight children was baptized in the Reform Dutch Church in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY on August 11, 1685 {3.}; therefore, they immigrated to America sometime between 1683 and 1685. Marinus first lived near Kingston, Ulster County, NY. The British had control of New Netherlands, and encouraged further settlements. The settlers in Klyne Esopus {Kingston} were all freeholders. They were granted land if they signed an agreement to be loyal to the British government. They were granted all the land they could clear and had to pay a specified number of bushels of wheat or other forest products a year to the governor.{4.} Among those who had taken the oath of Allegiance by 1 Sept 1689 was “Marinos Van Acar.”{5.} Later Marinus and Pieternelle moved to Rochester, Ulster County, NY. A deed dated Feb 10, 1694, {5.}shows Marinus Van Aken bought land from Aelbie Doorn [widow of Aert Doorn] at Mombaccus, NY. {near Rochester, Ulster County, NY.} All eight children of Marinus & Pieternelle lived to maturity, married and had children of their own. {3.}Marinus died in Rochester, Ulster County, NY sometime before October 17, 1724, at which date, Pieternelle, his widow, was remarried to Moses De Puy, a widower.(M. record #533) {3.} Marinus & Pieternelle Van Aken are my 7th great grandparents, and I am descended from their son Abraham.[verified by church records {2.} and death records.] --------------------------------------------------

Date: Mon Sep 7 10:31:49 1998
Name: Robert Briner Morris
E- mail: bobmorris@worldnet.att.net
Address: 2205 Runnymede Ann Arbor, Mi 48103
Surname of Immigrant: Morris
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Richard
Name of Ship:
Arrival Date: 1670

Origin of Immigrant: Tintern Manor, Monmouthshire, Wales
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1616 Wales
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1672 Morrisinia, Bronx. N.Y.
Immigrant's Spouse: Sarah Pole Died same year only weeks apart.
Source of Information: DAR records of Gamaliel Solomon Wilson Phillips. New York History
Immigrant's Children: Lewis, b. 1671 d.21 May 1746 m.Isabelle Graham 3 Nov. 1691. Isabelle Graham was the Dau.James Graham, Att. general of N.Y. decendant of the Earl of Montrose. Notes: In 1691 Lewis recieved a royal patent erecting the Bronxland into a Manor, It was named Morrisania. However, he appeares to have a preference for residence in his New Jersey lands purchased by his uncle and was called Monmouthshire.In 1692 , at the age of 21, Morris was appointed Court of the Common Right of New Jersey also became a member of the Council of Gov. Hamilton. In 1710 was selected a deputy of the New York Assembly, from the boro town of Westchester


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