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Myn Dochter Magdelena is Geboren Den 13 Apryl, in het
yaer 1744 Myn Dochter Sara is Geboren Den 12 May, in het yaer
1746. Myn Soon Zachariah is Geboren Den 2: Maert, in het
16 of June, in the year 1727.
My twin daughters Cattrina and Barbara were born the
25th of November, in the year 1730.
1742. My daughter Magdelena was born the 13th of April, in the
year 1744. My daughter Sara was born the 12th of May, in the year
1746. My son Zachariah was born the 21st of March, in the year
Cornelis Van Voorhees, son of Coert Van Voorhees, died
on the first day of April, 1769, on his passage from the
The following Entry is by Johannis Van Voorhees Junior. Anno 1733, Den 10 November, is myn Dochter Barbara Geboren.
JOITANNIS VAN VOOR HEES, JUNIOR.
The following Entry is by Elias Dubois. Anno 1747, Den 30 April, is myn Dochter Sara Dubois Geboren.
Henry Van Vooris died the 18th of September, in the year
of our Lord 1801 ; 66 years of age the 21st of April.
The will of Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees, of Rombout Precinct, Duchess County, N. Y., is recorded in the Surrogate's office of the City and County of New York. JOHANNES VAN VOORHEES, Will dated Aug. 15th, 1755.
of Rombout Precinct, Proved Feb. 5th, 1758. Duchess County, N. Y. Recorded in Liber 21, p. 19.
In the name of God, Amen; I, Johannes Van Vorhuis, of Rombout Precinct in Duchess County, in the Province of New York, Yeoman, being weak in body but of sound memory-blessed be God therefor-Do this fifteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred and fifty-five-make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following—that is to say—Imprimis-I commend my soul to the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth from whence it came, in hopes of a joyful resurrection at the last day—and as for that worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless meafter payment of my just debts and funcral expenses by my Executors hereinafter named, I give, devise, and dispose thereof as followcth: I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, Court Van Voorhis, the sum of five pounds, to be raised and levied out of my personal estate, wherewith I do exclude and bar him from any other or further claim as being my eldest son and heir-at-law. Item:I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, Zacharias Van Voorhis, the choice of one of my negro men, and also my old negro man Tone, forever; also one good waggon with its tackling, two horses, two cows, a plow and its tackling, and to his heirs and assigns forever. Item : I give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Van Voorhis, before any division is made, one good waggon with its tackling, two horses, two cows, a plow with its tackling, and to his heirs and assigns forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife, Sarah Van Voorhis, the sum of seventyfive pounds current money of New York, to be raised and levied out of my personal estate, and to be paid unto her by my Executors hereinafter named within three months after my decease; fifty pounds of said seventy-five pounds is in discharge of so much I covenanted to pay unto her, in i and by a contract of marriage entered into between us, and the remaining twenty-five pounds is given her for the love and affection that I have for her. Item : It is my will, order, and desire that my negro woman shall live and serve my said son Zacharias as long as he shall remain unmarried, and in case of his marriage or death, or which shall first happen, she shall and hereby is to be deemed part of my personal estate, and disposed of as is the residue of my personal estate hereinafter mentioned and disposed. Item: I
give, devise, and bequeath all my Real Estate whatsoever
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
JOHANNES VAN VOORHES.
PETRUS BOGARDUS, JR.
Signature of Johannes Coerten Van Voorhees, from the deed of 2,790 acres of land froni Philip Verplanck, 1730 :
Signatures of Johannes Coerten Van Voorhees, from the records of the Dutch Church, Fishkill Village.
11 Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees died October 10, 1757, and was buried in a plot of land on his own farm, which subsequently became the Van Voorhis family buryingground, and although but few gravestones have been found upon it, it was probably used as such down to about the year 1790. The following gravestones were unearthed a few years since, and were prescrved by the kindness of Mrs. J. J. Monell, of Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, near whose