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died Aug. 18, 1853. Jesse Holliday married Sept. 21, 1801, Sarah Hover, daughter of Capt. Emanuel Hover of Walpack, N. J., an early resident of that place, who appears from the following deed to have left that place before 1797: "April 18, 1797, Manuel Hover and Mary (Schoonover) his wife, of Northampton county, Pa.," conveyed to John Smith and his wife Mary, of Walpack, certain described land in Walpack, conveyed to Hover "by Anne Brink, Nicholas Brush, Nelly Schoonover, widow of Nicholas Schoonover, Elijah Schoonover, and others."

Capt. Emanuel Hover, born March 5, 1748; died at Milton, O., Aug., 1824, served in the Revolution as captain of the Third Battalion, Second Regiment, Sussex county, N. J. He was also a member of the Committee of Safety. His company was afterward recognized as part of the regular army and he served as captain under Colonel Rosenkranz during the remainder of the war. He married Mary Schoonover, a descendant of Nicholas Schoonover (or Schoonoven). Nicholas Schoonoven was among the early settlers of Kingston, Ulster county, N. Y., where his name appears in the records (pp. 81-88) of baptism of his children as follows: "Nicholas Schoonhove and Neeltje Van de Schuyven, their daughter Auginiet baptized 28 Sept. 1707,; and Nicholas Van Schoonhoven and Neeltje Van der Schuive, Debora and Margrita, their children, baptized 7 May, 1710." The correct spelling of his name was probably Van Schoonoven, the Van being subsequently dropped and the termination of the name being changed from time to time. The correct name of his wife was Neeltje van der Schuyven.

The History of Sussex and Warren County, N. J., contains the following reference to the Schoonoven and other families (p. 314): "The earliest settlers in the township of Walpack, as well as in the county of Sussex came in by the old Mine road. They were chiefly Hollanders and French Huguenots." The name of Schoonhoven appears among these. (Page 316): "On Nov. 6, 1718, Joseph Kirkbridge located a tract of land on the Delaware river, adjoining a branch of the same, about three miles above Pahaqualin (an Indian village) in the county of Hunterdon. Joseph Kirkbridge conveyed this tract of land by deed, dated Oct. 10, I725, to Nicholas Schoonhover and Thomas Brinck. By a re-survey in 1740 this land was found to contain 1,200 acres, besides allowance for highways. It is described as situated in the county of Morris, in the western division of New Jersey, at a place called Walpack, upon the Delaware river." Nicholas Schoonhoyen was a resident and landowner in Walpack in 1737. Peter and James Schoonhoven (afterward spelled Schoonhover) owned land in the township as late as 1786. Hendricus Schoonhoven was a freeholder of Walpack in 1762.

For the descendants of these and of Walter and Cynthia ( Holliday) King see the King Genealogy, pages 165-166, ante.


In the following genealogical record the lineage of the descendants of Harvey J. King (1824) by his marriage with Ellen B. L. Bayeux is traced in a direct line from Jacob Tysse Van Der Heyden, who was born in Holland about A. D. 1620. (See Munsell's "Collections on the History of Albany," Vol. 4, page 181.) He came to New Netherland in 1653. Two years later he visited his birth place and there, on July 25, 1655, at Amsterdam, married Anna Hals, with whom he returned and settled at Beverwyck; which had already become a trading post of considerable importance. He died there in 1691. (See "Early Records of Albany County," page 64.)

His son, Dirk Van Der Heyden, through whom the following genealogy is traced, was born about A. D. 1660. The exact date of his birth is not known, but in "Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York," (Vol. 3, page 436), it is stated that in 1686 he went from Albany "with a party under the command of Captain Roseboom upon an expedition to the Indians. The party was set upon by a much superior force of French and Indians, robbed and taken prisoners to Quebec." Finally, with three others he made his escape and reached Albany in five days, having journeyed all but about three miles by water. The records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Albany show that his oldest daughter was baptized in it in 1687, and that he became a member of it on December 26, 1694. His wife, who was then Rachel Keteluyn, had been a member of it since 1683. He died at Albany, Oct. 10, 1738. (See Munsell's "Annals of Albany," Vol. 1, pages 98, 101, 242, and Vol. 2, page 157.) From frequent references to him in the "Annals" he appears to have participated extensively in Albany affairs. In 1699 his name appears among those who took the oath of allegiance to King William Ill., and in 1701 on a petition to the king. He also held various city offices. He was a large landholder, and on June 2, 1707, became the owner, by purchase from Pieter Pieterse Van Wogelum, of the tract of land extending from the Poestenkill to Piscawen Creek, on which the City of Troy now stands, and which remained in the possession of his descendants for several generations.

In 1774 his great grandson, Jacob D. Vanderheyden, (17581809), since known as "The Patroon of Troy," became by devise from his father the owner of the greater portion of the tract.

For several years thereafter, although frequently urged to do so by enterprising New Englanders, who perceived the desirability of the location as a village site, he refused to dispose of any of his land for such a purpose, but after much persuasion consented to give permanent leases of a limited number of building lots near the river. Several stores and dwellings were soon after erected, and in 1787 the name of Vanderheyden was adopted by the settlers as the name of the embryo village. Finally, however, he was induced to have a tract with a frontage on the river of about a mile laid out and mapped as village lots. They were immediately in demand, and he rapidly disposed of them by leases in fee, reserving on each lot an annual ground rent, payable to himself and his heirs forever. He would not give a deed or complete title to a lot at any price. Many of those rents are still in force, but more have been extinguished by purchase from his heirs. In the leases executed at that period the lots were described as "situated in the township of Vanderheyden." Later, by a vote of the inhabitants, the name of the village was changed from Vanderheyden to Troy.

The title of "Patroon," by which he was known in his lifetime and is still referred to, was derived from the manorial rights and reservations contained in all leases executed by him.

His prominent characteristics are portrayed in "Reminiscences of Troy," by Hon. John Woodworth, who was an eminent jurist during the early part of the present century, and who knew him well, having resided and practiced law in Troy from 1791 to 1806, when he removed to Albany, being then Attorney General of the State.

Judge Woodworth, though but ten years his junior, survived him nearly half a century, and in his "Reminiscences" above referred to, written in 1853, and published at Albany by J. Munsell, after a brief biographical narrative, concludes his sketch as follows: "He was one of the pillars of the Presbyterian church; always liberal in contributions, and in Christian labors abundant. His example at that early day shed a moral influence in the community, the fruit of which is visible at the present day."

A memorial tablet, placed near the pulpit in the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, describes him as "The Father and Founder of this Church, and its first Ruling Elder." He is also commemorated by a memorial window placed over the main entrance to the church.

First Generation.


Jacob Tysse1 Vanderheyden, born in Holland about A. D. 1620; died at Albany, A. D. 1691; married at Amsterdam, Holland, July 25, 1655, Anna Hals. Issue:

i. Cornelia,2 died May 4, 1725.

2 ii. Dirk, born about 1660; died Oct. 10, 1738.

Second Generation.


Dirk2 Vanderheyden, (Jacob Tysse1), born about 1660; died Oct. 10, 1738; married Rachel Keteluyn. Issue:

3 i. Jacob,* baptized April 23, 1692; died April 10, 1746.

And eight others.

Third Generation.

Jacob3 Vanderheyden (Dirk,2 Jacob Tysse1), baptized April 23, 1692; died April 10, 1746; married Hester Visscher. Issue:

4 i. Dirck,4 born 1722; died 1775. ii. Jacob, born 1724.

Fourth Generation.


Dirck4 Vanderheyden, (Jacob,1 Dirk,1 Jacob Tysse1), born 1722; died 1755; married Elizabeth Wendell. Issue:

5 i. Jacob D.,'born Oct. 20, 1753; died Sept. 4, 1809.

Fifth Generation.

Jacob D.6 Vanderheyden, (Dirk* Jacob* Dirk,2 Jacob Tysse1), born Oct. 20, 1753; died Sept. 4, 1809; married Mary Owen, born July 1, 1786; died Feby. 20, 1809.

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