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6. James, b. July 23, 1813; m. Jan. 10, 1856,

Emily Prentiss, and had children:

Helen, b.
David, b.
Frederick, b.

7. Helen Maria, b. Oct. 28, 1815; d. Oct. 16,

1868, unmarried. 8. David, b. Nov. 8, 1818; d. Oct. 27, 1880; m.

Jan. 27, 1868, Jennie Dates. No children. 9. Susan, b. Sept. 23, 1821; m. Oct. 30, 1860,

I. P. Billings. g. Elsie, b.

; d. Sept. I, 1811; m. July 25, 1805, Peter Banta, of New York City, b. ; d.

and had children:

1. John Van Voorhis, b. Sept. 5, 1806.
2. Mary Jane, b. May 26, 1808.
3. Johanna, b. Oct. I, 1810.

In the County Clerk's office of Duchess County is recorded the following deed : JOHN VAN VOORHIS and

JOHANNAH, his wife, of
Charlotte Precinct, Duch-
ess County,

Deed dated May I, 1875.

Kings County, L. I.

Conveys: Land in the Nine Partners Precinct, Duchess County.

The will of Johannis Van Voorhis is recorded in the office of the Surrogate of the City and County of New York.

Will dated July 4, 1804. JOHANNIS VAN VOORHIS, 5 of New York City.

Proved Sept. 28, 1804.

Recorded Liber 45, p. 246. In the name of God, Amen: I, Johannis Van Voorhis, of the City, County, and State of New York, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, blessed be God; calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following, revoking and disallowing all former Wills; that is to say, I give my body to the earth from whence I received it, in full assurance of its resurrection at the last day, to be buried in a christianlike manner, at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named. Imprimis: I give my soul to God who gave it me, in full assurance of his gracious acceptance, through the merits of my most compassionate Saviour, Jesus Christ. As for my worldly wealth wherewith it has pleased God to bless me, it is my Will, and I do positively order that my just debts and funeral charges be paid by my Executors as soon as convenient after my death, out of my Estate. Firstly, It is my Will, and I do give, devise, and bequeath unto my loving wife Johannah, in lieu of her dower, the full use and benefit of all my Estate, real and personal, remaining after my just debts are paid, during the time of her widowhood. Secondly, It is my Will, and I do order that after the remarriage or decease of my wife Johanna, all my estate, real and personal, be sold by iny Executors, and the monies arising from said sale be distributed in manner following, that is to say: I give, devise, and bequeath unto my daughter Titera Two hundred and fifty dollars, before any division is made


of the aforesaid monies.' Thirdly, I do give, .devise, and bequeath the remainder of the monies as aforesaid unto my seven children, Sarah, Titera, Catherine, Coert, Henry, Johanna, and Elsie, to be divided between them, share and share alike; and in case either of iny said children should die leaving issue, that my grandchild or grandchildren shall come in and be entitled to the share of their Father or Mother, as the case may be.- Lastly, I do hereby constitute, ordain, and empower my loving wisc Johanna, and my son Coert Van Voorhis, and my nephew, John H. Van Beuren, to be the sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, ratifying, confirming, and declaring this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this fourth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four.



Letters Testamentary. Estate of JOHANNIS VAN

Dated Dec. 8, 1812. VOORHIS, deceased.

Recorded Liber 50, p. 362. : - Letters Testamentary granted Dec. 8, 1812, to Coert Van Voorhis, the surviving Executor, the widow Johanna being at this date deceased.

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VI. Marya or Mary, b. Apr. 27, 1740; d.

m. 1*, Nov. II, 1760, Peter J. Dubois, b. i d.

and had children:

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a. Koert, b. Jan. 25, 1763. 6. Jonathan, bap. Apr. 21, 1765. c. Hendrick, bap. June 7, 1767. d. Catryna, b. Nov. 19, 1769. 6. Cornelis, bap. June 9, 1771. f. Catrina, b. Apr. 3, 1774. Marya or Mary m. 2", Theodorus Van Wyck.

VII. Cornelis, b. Apr. 30, 1742; d. Apr. 1, 1769.
VIII. Magdelena, b. Apr. 13, 1744; d. Mar. 4, 1826; m.

(marriage license dated Oct. 19, 1768) Christian
Dubois, Jr., b. June 13, 1746; d. Dec. 17, 1807,
and had children:

a. Gerrit, bap. Sept. 23, 1769.
6. Catrina, b. May 8, 1771.
6. Koert, bap. Apr. 3, 1774.
d. Hendrick, bap. Jan. 25, 1778.

e. Elizabeth, bap. May 26, 1780.
IX. Sarah, b. May 12, 1746; d. Sept. 15, 1777 ; m. 1*

(marriage license dated June 7, 1764), Francis, son of Roger and Catherine Brett, of Fishkill, b.

; m. 24 (marriage license dated Apr. 26, 1769), Daniel Van Voorhis, b. July 8, 1738; d. and had children:

; d.

; m.

a. Samuel Newton, b. July 10, 1744; d.

June 22, 1800, Sarah Meyers, b.
and had children:

; d.

1. Edward, b.
2. Isaac, b.
3. William, b.


b. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1777 ; d. Nov. 17, 1859; m.

Nov. 23, 1797, John Van Voorhis (her cousin), b. Aug. 2, 1768; d. May 2, 1848, and had children:

1. Phoebe, b. June 19, 1798 ; d. Sept. 2, 1830.
2. Daniel, b. Jan. 15, 1800; d. July 12, 1812.
3. Susannah, b. Nov. 18, 1802 ; m. Apr. 9, 1828,

Thomas Faulkner.
4. Samuel Newton, b. June 30, 1805 ; d. Aug. 2,

1826. 5. Şally Ann, b. Dec. 14, 1806; d. Sept. 13,

1826. 6. William, b. June 1, 1809; d. July 10, 1834 7. Mary R., b. July 7, 1811; m. May 29, 1833,

William B. Vail. 8. Emaline, b. Sept. 7, 1813; m. Feb. II, 1847,

Jeremiah R. Williamson. 9. Elizabeth, b. July 31, 1815; d. Sept. 9, 1873;

m. Dec. 30, 1835, Albert Rockefellow. 10. Jane, b. Apr. ii, 1818; m. Jan. 6, 1841,

Charles S. Puff.

Mrs. Roger Brett, mentioned above, better known as Madame Brett, was a daughter of Francis Rombout, one of the patentees of Rombout Precinct.

On January 10, 1709, Roger Brett and Catherine, his wife, gave their joint bond to. Capt. Gylob Shelly, of New York, for the sum of £399 6s. This bond falling due, they, in June, 1713, gave a mortgage deed to the executors of Gylob Shelly on their land in Rombout Precinct, 'excepting and reserving always out of said premises one tenement, grist mill, and water course thereunto belonging, togather

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