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residence they were found; they have since been placed in
The above Jacob Van Voorhis and Zacharias Van Voorhis were two sons of Johannes Coerte Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck.
. In the office of the Surrogate of Duchess County is recorded the will of
SARAH VAN VOORHEES, of
Will dated Oct. 4, 1770. Duchess County, widow
Proved Nov. 16, 1773. of JOHANNES VAN VOOR
Recorded Liber. 1, p. 60.
“I give to my son, John Hegeman, the sum of Ten pounds for his birthright. The remainder of my estate to all the children of my son, John Hegeman, by his first wife; and the children of my son, Henry Hegeman, deceased ; and to the children of my son, Joseph Hegeman, deceased; and to the children of Henry Lott, deceased; and to the children of William, which he hath by his first wife, deceased."
She orders all her household goods and wearing apparel to be sold at auction within three months after her death, and the proceeds to be equally divided between all her grandchildren mentioned above. She leaves as her executors :
ABRAHAM LOSEY and
It would appear, from the fact that she describes herself as “ Sarah Van Voorhees, widow of Johannes Van Voorhees, deceased,” that John Hegeman, Henry Hegeman, and Joseph Hegeman were adopted sons, although she may possibly have married a second time.
Of the Line of Descent of William Roe Van Voorhis.
D. 1. JANNETJE VAN VOORHEES, dau. of Johannes Coerte
Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. Sept. 15, 1704; d. Nov. II, 1792; m. Mar. 12, 1725, Col. John Brinkerhoff, b. 1702; d. Mar. 26, 1785, and had children:
I. Altje, bap. July 2, 1732; d. i m.
Dr. Theodorus Van Wyck.
1752. IV. Dirck, bap. May 15, 1739; d. Apr. 16,
In Rikers' " Annals of Newtown" we find the following:
· John Brinkerhoff, styled Colonel, settled in the Rombout Precinct, now Fishkill, and married Jane, daughter of Johannes Van Voorhees, and died in 1785, aged 81." ;