Hendrick (3d), born 1761, married, first, Ann De Hart, 17S7 ; second,
Elizabeth Voorhees, 1795, and lived at Ten-Mile Run. Of his brothers
and sisters who attained mature age, William married Maria Voorhees;
John, Ellen Voorhees; Harman, Sarah Garretson ; Jacques, Johanna
Van Tine (no issue); Abram, first, Dinah Garretson; second, Johanna
Polhemus; Albert, Ida Durling; Peter, Margaret Fry (no issue).
Hendrick, the fourth son of Hendrick (3d), was born Nov. 5, 1789, died
1856, married Maria Voorhees. There was a Mary next. Peter was born
in 1796, first married Mary Ann Gulick, and afterwards Julia Beekman.
He resides at Ten-Mile Run. His children are Elizabeth, born 1821, first
married to Van Cleef Voorhees, then to Garret Q. Brokaw ; Henry P.,
born 1823, married Margaret Hageman; Peter, born 1848, married to
In 1671, Capt. Jacques Cortelyou acted as one of the commissioners to
settle the disputed boundary line betweon Brunswick and Newtown. He
was also the surveyor on that occasion. His sons Jacques and Peter were
also prominent land-surveyors. Jacques (2d or 3d) surveyed the Hani-
son tract in 1703, and received from the company as compensation a tract
of 280 acres extending from the Middlebush road to the Millstone River,
adjoining the Six-Mile Brook, and on a part of which John J. Voorhees
now resides. Jacques (1st) is represented as having been somewhat sin-
gular and eccentric in his ways.
The Cortelyou families in this section have been uniformly distin-
guished for industry, economy, peaceful demeanor as citizens, and their
friendship to the prosperity of the Church and her institutious.
THE SUYDAM FAMILY.
Among the many adventurers from Holland to seek a home iu the
wilds of New Netherlands were Abrm. Guysbert and Rynear and Hen-
drick Rycken, from whom the Ryker and Suydam families in New York
and other States have descended. Hendrick Rycken came from Holland
in 1G63 and located in the suburbs of New Amsterdam, remained there
for some time, and then removed to Flatbush. He acquired a large es-
tate, and died in 1701. In about 1710 his children adopted the name of
Suydam. His son Jacob was born in 1666, and married Syche Jacobs.
He died in 1738, aged seventy-one. His son Ryke removed to Six-Mile
Run, Somerset Co., N. J., about 1728, and settled on 158 acres of land on
the western corner of lot No. 7, which he received in exchange for about
the same number of acres which he purchased of Joost Schomp, lying
opposite to it, and along the path on which Adrian Hageman built, lived,
and died. Ryke died in 1798, aged ninety-five; his children Vere Peter,
Jacobus, Abram, Isaac, Ryke, Mary, and Ida, of whom Peter (1st) in 1743
purchased a lot of land of Peter Southard and built a house thereon,
standing in 1766 across the road and nearly opposite to where John Gar-
retson, Sr., now resides. It was taken down in about 1806. His first
child was Ryke, who married Rachel Merrill. Their children were
Peter, who married Catharine Priest, now his widow and living in New
Brunswick ; Phebe, married George Van Derveer; John, married Anetie
Williamson; William, married Charlotte Andrews; Ryke, a Miss Hoag-
land ; Sarah, married John T. Davis ; Cornelia, Garret Garretson.
Lawrence, son of Peter (1st), married Abbey Fry, and lived about 300>
yards farther up the road, iu the house where John Garretson, Jr., now
lives, and which in 1766 was occupied, according to the map, by John Suy-
dam, of whom nothing further is known. Lawrence, during a thunder-
shower, while standing in the door of his house, was struck dead by
lightning. He had ten children, — Phebe, who married Samuel Gulick;
Ann, married Cornelius Van Liew ; Veter L., married, first, Mary Oakey,
second, widow of David Nevius, both deceased (he died in 1876, aged
eighty); John S., married, first, a daughter of John Elbertson, of Griggs-
town, second, Cornelia, daughter of Dr. James S. Cannon ; William, mar-
ried Cornelia, daughter of Garret Polhemus, of Middlebush, lived and
died there, both deceased ; Abram, a successful merchant in New BrunB-
wick, and while president of the Farmers and Mechanics' Bank of that
city cruelly murdered by Peter Robinson, who was tried, convicted, and
executed April 16, 1841; Isaac, died unmarried; Jacob, died young;
Catharine Sarah, married Henry Snyder (he survived her and lives at
Six-Mile Run) ; Maria, married Henry Bound, lived at Six-Mile Run,
Peter, son of Peter (1st), married Jane Cox, and lived and died at
Of Abram, son of Peter (1st), nothing is known. Ann, daughter of
Peter (1st), married William Williamson, of Three-Mile Run. He was.
an elder in the church of Six-Mile Run. They had nine children,— Wil-
liam, who married Williamson, lived and died in New Brunswick ;
Phebe, married John Rodgers, and lived and died at Six-Mile Run (no-
children) ; Isaac, married Ida Van Tine, and lived and died at Three-
Mile Run; Peter (nothing known); Anetie, or Agnes, married Job a
Suydam. Their children were William, died young; Ryke, married
Elizabeth Davidson ; Peter, married Sarah French, who survives him ;
Lawrence, unmarried; Abram, married Eliza Scott, who survives him
and lives at Franklin Park; Lowe, or Lawrence, went to Illinois, and
died there unmarried; Jane, lived and died unmarried ; Sarah, married
John Scott, of Six-Mile Run, moved to and lives iu Western New York.
The road loading from the union school-house of Three-Mile Run to
George's road was settled originally by the Williamsons and Suydams.
From the intermarriages which have taken place between their descend-
ants, it has been called " Cousins' Lane."
THE BARCALOW FAMILY.
In 1766, on the south side of the road leading from Six-Mile Run to-
Kingston, and between the Nino- and Ten-Mile Runs, is located, on the
surveyor's map, the house of Daniel Barculow.
William Jans Van Barkulo emigrated at an early period from Zutphen,
in Guildorland, and finally settled in Flatlands, L. I. About the com-
mencement of the last century a young married couplo, each mounted
oti a pony, with perhaps a pack-horse or two, started from Long Island
on an exploring expedition in New Jersey in search of a new home.
After crossing the Raiitan at the fording place at New Brunswick, they
followed the road laid on the old Indian path towards the Delaware.
They crossed a stream called by the whites and Indians Nine-Mile Run~
They there resorted to a green, shady ^i - *t, where they reeted tfaei
und their animals, which to them woe so Inviting that here the]
built a liouHf, and settled for life. 8 >ni< ol tin [i d< h ■ udanl
ceeded them on the property don □ t" the present day. The yonng oouple
wore Conrad Barkelow (son of William Jans Van Darkelo, before men-
tioned) ami bis wife. Tli<- Dumbei ol tin li children i-* not known.
Oonrad*s son, Daniel, sneceeded bim on the bomi
largo family. His sons were Farrlngton, William, *
toflul; tho daughter* were Catharine, Elizabeth, Ami, and Rebecca.
They were models of sobriety, Industry, economy, and perseverance.
Daniel's son, John, lived many years at Dayton. He was a man of
business and mm h re^peeted. 11 <■ hud ■ luidren and 'li' d there. Farrlng-
ton lived for many years at Rhode Hull. Cbrlstoflel marri
Bee k man, of Harllngen, lived some years In atlddlebush, and moved to
Basking Bldge. He had children and died there.
Elizabeth, one of the daughters, married Henry Van Dyke : U
und died at Hapleton. Ann married Blmon Duryea,ol Blawonburg, and
loft no ohlldren. Oatharlnc married Moses Whitlock and be
children. Rebecca, tho youngest, married Willium Swaiiu, and bad two
There was a Dirck Ilarkelo and .Tmifti*- Van \i.-dah , in- wife, wlm
settled on the Barltan in 1717. In 1746 there were a Daniel and a Far-
rlngton Barcalow living along the east side of the MillHtone itivor.ahmit
half a mil. Blookwell'e. One of them married a daughter
of Abraham Yoorhei i, ol Ulddlebnsh, who owned 300 acres and
of the first settlers along that part of the Six-Mile Bun, lying on both
i -. i it. ah i the death of Voorheea, the son-in-law, Daniel or Far-
rlngton,* came into the possession of that part lying nexl to the river,
containing about 1G0 acres of land. OoL iTarrington and Oorni II Bi
oalow, who lived In Uiddlehnsh, were the children of either Daniel oi
Farrlngton. Cornelius bad no descendants, moved to the West late In
life, and died there. Farrlngton tho colonel was noted for his military
talents, had a large family of children, <>f which Widow BUen Bhaw,
George Washington, und Cornelius are living at KaM Millstone, and
Jemima, widow of John King, at Spring Lake, 111. Culver Rarcalow,
son of William Barcalow, and grandson of the colonel, lives at Somervillo.
THE WYOKOFV FAMILY.
Poter Claos WyckofT came from Holland In 1636; ho bought land at
Vbtfbush, Lb I. in 1668 he superintended the farm mid stock of Director
Btnyveeant, n we n magistrate In Flatbush in 1666,1668, U
lfic;i. Hi* wife was Grlotje, daughter of Hundrick Van Ness. One of bis
sons. Cornel in* Protons Wyckoff, married < lertrude Simons, daughter of
Blmon Van Arsdalen, l <■ t. 18, 1678. He was one of the Dutch company
which purchased 10, acres at Ulddlebnsh in 1701. The deed for his
share of the land, given by his partners, bears date June i,l703,aud
conveys 12t>o acres lying across the central part of the township from the
county llueat Thiei-Mile Run to the millstone River. Tradition says
he had eight sons, four >-f whom he settled on these lands, each having
300 acres. Their names were John, Peter, Simon, and Jacob. John had
his home in atlddlebush, where Samuel Garretson now Uvea,
oldest sun, Cnrin lius, was born there, being the first child born In the
settlement. John had six children,— four sona and two daughters.
Cornelius, the eldest, kept the homestead, which remained In b
until lsoo. John, I Dill along the Utllston the rear
of the farm. It has remained in the family, William Wyi koff,onc of bis
dssjoandantB, no* living thereon, in an elegant building erected by bim
in 1872. Simon settled at Tl atlls Kan. John \ List, Jr^ai >n ol the
owner of th«< adjoining tract, married m i hli daughters, and upon
the death <>f their parents a pari of Hie nun of Simon was united to that
of Y l lot. After the death of John Vllet, Jr., nil widou held the prop-
arty; sho afterwards married John Van I leaf. They remained upon
the (arm, and after theli death their ion, John Van < leaf, Jr., bought the
tract whan hu grand >n,BalnhVi tly lived. Thosons
of Simon Battled In , und have become
a Domerou Ekmlly. Jacob settled ai Three-allle Ban also. He dJ< I
quite yonngj leaving two sons, Oornelius ami Jacob. They Inherited bli
lauds, Oornelius living where Abm. .i- Buydam no* Uvea, lie died
young, leaving one daughter, Ida, who married Denloe Van Ltaw and
livod upon the property. It remained In the family until i-
* In tbo old baptismal ! | ition at Bbt-JUIc Hun wn
and that. In 1766, 1 tm Vo rh ind bis wife, Helena Baroalow, had a
child bapti ad (when the church was at the b D rid. Boa
was doubtless a granddaugbtei ol Oonrad, lbs iii-t asttlar, and the
Djothexof David, the brave BevolutJ tod mtherof QmO.
Voorheea now residing In Neu Brunswick.
Jacob, Jr., took the homestead of bis father. He left three daughters,
who Inherited his lands. Frances, wife of Aaron Hageman, bad the
;, which in fttill held by her heirs, Peter settled at atlddlebush,
where he lived and died He left six sons and four daughters. His
oldest son, Cornelius, settled below Nea Brunsw] '. and is the ancestor
ol the Wyckafftj in that Vicinity. Aurt, or Arthur, and John settled at
or near Cranberry, and founded the families of that name around there.
Peter, Jr., left two daughters, Jacob left no children, sinem, the fifth
son, after his father's death, bought the farm, living where his father
did. Simon left four sons, the eldest of whom. Christian, settled west of
Albany, N. Y. Tho second sou, Peter, lived in Kow York, and his de-
scendants now live at Brooklyn. The two younger was, Jacob and
Simon, upon the death of their father, bought the (arm, Jai oh taking the
rear, and building where his son, Cornelius W., now lives, a>
taking the homestead, where i"- lived, and which at his death was pur-
chased by his son, Jacob, now living thereon.
Idi ' i alrview, III., Joseph on a farm at Woodhull, Mich., and Chris-
tian at Lamli I Oo., K. J.
The Cornelius above alluded to, who was tho first white child born at
Mlddlcbuedi, was ait. ted with a severe rheumatism, which caused him
much Btlffnessand pain. II- had ■ friendly Indian living In front of bis
residence, across the road and brook, in a little hut This Indian told
at a certain time that he " looked very bad, and if ho did not
mid live hut a short time." "Whatoanld
asked WyckofT. " I think I can cure you," said tho Indian. At length
he submitted b. the Indian's conrsc >>f treatment, who t-»>k bis patient
to a little sod structure built in the side of a bill by a pond of water, whore
he applied tho means necessary to produce on extraordinary perspiration.
lie then cul s bole In the Ice of the brook, and Into this Wyckoff was
plunged. The Indian now brought him out, wrapped him op in a blan-
the house, pnl him to bed, and then heaped blankets
over him until, as it was told, "the perspiration ran down the bedposts."
The patient became ontirely well, and lived many year* afterwards.
d says that Mrs. Simon Wyckoff was bitten by a rattlosnako
the first night she and her family were In their new bouse. Tl
sleeping along tho brook Immediately pruflered their friendly aid; one of
them applied their usual remedy, and she was speedily cured of the effect
of the bite.
Simon WyckofT, ut the brook, died in 1765. Ho had eight children,—
viz.: John, Cornelius (lived and died near the White B
\ni!i. , Hargaret, Grietie (married John VUat), and u daughter (married
Addis). In his will, recorded In the same year, be left his son Jobn
a silver tankard, marked with the letter W. To the daughters named
and the grandchildren of Addis, the father of Cupt. Simon Addis,
each a negro woman ami thirty pounds in money, bis executors to sell
bit. real and personal estate and divide the proceeds among nil children,
hlldrou to receive onen Ighth put Their names wore John,
Blmon, Qaertie, and Uaria. Ho also gives to bis wifo one silver tankard,
marked with the letter W, and appoints nil son Oornelius, and
In-law, Fulkert Van hToetrand and OornaUns Van Born, as his executors.
It Is supposed thai John settled on that part <-r the trad of 400 acres
Cheodore Sktllman now live... and that Jacob, who married i.«-
mocboStryker, was his son, wlm by his will appointed Lemeche his execu-
trix, and, in case of her death, his son Coroollus and John Btrykai to be
Jacob's widow, Lemetie, married Minna Von Voorhoos, of Kow Bruus-
Ltgrandmthei of Hon. Ralph Voorhecs, who died in 1878), and
lived there on til in- d< ath, about 1786. After the death of Minna, Le-
metlo roturued to and resided on tho farm, and was living in 1745,
Jacob bad three sons — Ooi QOJ ' irrett— and two daughters,
und Styntie, the aift of William Uyer. Jacob was doubtlcsa
tho one who lived on tho place in 1706, as doacribed on tho map of that
date, whose isnghter A initio married a Lupardus, who succeeded bis
father-in-law 00 ths pla< •<, and WOOM widow married I>avld Fleet.
Frances umn i^l Aaroo Ilaj^' in. in. The farm just described has had the
following owners: Blmon WyokolT, his son John, his son Jacob, his grand-
Lupardus, David Fleet, John Skfllman, and lastly Theodore
Bklllman, now residing tin
Bome time aftsi the death of Stnoo. Wyukofl the old b.in^teadcame
Into ths posssjssion Of Jacob Wycl I iron and Frances
Hagaman, who In I an and built a nawonoon
tbo property, whan aarab, the arldow of hi* son ivtrr, now live*.
Aaron lineman and Frmncca, hi* wife, n daughtarof Jacob, Eaq., had
sloven children. In Kim R] i:nd the tomWtones of two
pairs of i« in-, the Brat ■!■ D. Also Aaron In
.ir, aged six months; Jacob in L79B, In bsj eleventh year; Ag-
i. in bar third jaar; CUUy, Ua her lixty-thinl yoar, who had
SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
lived single. Peter, the husband of Sarah De Hart, now living on the
homestead, died April, 1S69.
Benjamin married, first, Cynthia, daughter of Peter G. Voorhees, of
Middlebush, who died about 1335. He afterwards removed to Columbus,
in Wisconsin, married a second time, and died there in 1S60, aged eighty-
two. Wyekoff married Catharine Be Hart, of Ten-Mile Ruu, moved to
Fairview, 111., and died there about 1S0S, aged seventy-eight.
The "Wyekoff homestead has had the following owners : Simon Wyekoff,
Jacob Wyekoff, Esq., Aaron Hageman, William Williamson, John Wil-
liamson, Peter Hageman. It is now owned and resided on by his widow,
Sarah Hageman, who is a daughter of John De Hart, formerly of Blaw-
The farms of Mrs. Peter Hageman, Theodore Skillman, Abraham Tot-
ten, and Baniel Polhemus are all parts of the original tract.
THE WILLIAMSON FAMILY.
The first of this name was a Lawrence Williamson, who with his wife,
Sarah, was a member of the Butch Church at New Brunswick at its or-
ganization, in 1717. and in which he was an elder in 1719. In what part
of the congregation he lived is not known. There was also a William,
an etder there in 1750. There was a Jacobus living in the neighborhood
of Ten-Mile Run in 1735, and a William in this section, who had several
children baptized in the old Six-Mile Run church, at the brook, at an
early date. Whether they were connected with "William, whose history
is here given, is not known. William Williamson may have been the
elder who was elected in the church at New Brunswick in 1750. He was
a true patriot, a captain in Col. Neilson's regiment of State troops, an in-
timate friend of Gen. Washington, of whom it is said that he sometimes
quartered him at his house. He died in 1799, owning a large tract of
land, commencing where Isaac W. Pumyea lives, at the line between
lands of William A. Williamson and the late Ephraim Van Tine, and
running in the old path to the line formerly of the De Harts, and extend-
ing from the path to near George's road, and including a tract of 100
acres in Somerset County, containing in all about 6-40 acres. These lands
were devised to his six children by his will made Sept. 7, 1779, and were
divided by commissioners, — George Van Neste, Simon Addis, and John
Stryker. The division was as follows:
1. To Isaac, born in 1759, who married Ann Van Harlingen and lived
on that part of the tract now owned and resided on by William A. Wil-
liamson. Isaac died in 1835, aged seventy-six; his wife, Ann, died in
1837, aged seventy-nine.
2. To William, born 1762, mai ried Ann Suydam, lived where G. J. Rink
lives. One of his sons, Abraham, married Eliza, daughter of William
Scott. She has survived him, and lives in the village of Franklin Park.
William's daughter, called Nettie, named after her grandmother, Ange-
netie, resides with Peter S. De Hart near Elm Ridge cemetery, on land
formerly owned by Capt. Williamson, and separated from the original
tract by the Franklin and Georgetown turnpike. William belonged to a
troop of horse in the Revolution.
3. To John, born in 1764, married, first, Maria Bennett, of Pennsylva-
nia, second, Elizabeth, widow of Rem Garretson and a daughter of Hen-
drick Veghten. They had nine children. John lived on that part of the
Williamson tract now owned and resided on by Martin Johnson. One of
his sonB, William, married Catharine Lowden. William was horn in 1791,
and died in 1850. Catharine died in 1869, aged eighty-four. Their daugh-
ter, Gertrude Ann, married John F. Babcock, of the New Brunswick Fre-
donian. John, son of William and Catharine, owns and lives in the house
which his father built, where he lived and died, and which was erected
on the old foundation of the house in which Simon Wyekoff, one of the
firet Bottlers of that section, lived and died.
4. To Antie, or Ann, born 1770, married Abraham Mesorol. They lived
and died on that part of the tract now owned by Abin. D. Voorhees. The
old buildings, with their surroundings, have all disappeared, except the
old well and its sweep.
5. To George, who married Ida Pumyea, daughter of Peter Pumyea, Sr.,
of Six-Mile Run. The 100-acro tract in Somerset County was allotted to
him by the commissioners. He afterwards purchased, built, lived, and
died on the property near George's road now owned by Benjamin F.
Ruckman. He died in 1830, aged sixty-two ; his wife, Ida, in 1842, aged
6. To Jane, who married John Pumyea, and who lived and died on that
part of the tract whore their son, William, who married Sarah Tunison,
lives. John was born in 1771, and died in 1852; his wife, Jane, was horn
in 1780, and died in 1859. Their children wore Agnes, Peter, Ida, Wil-
liam, John, Ann, Isaac W., and Mary.
Isaac W. Pumyea, who married Catharine Van Dyko, lives on the prop-
erty formerly owned and resided on by his uncle, Goorgo Williamson,
who there followed blacksmi thing previous to 1S00. His shop stood
•across the road, on the northerly corner of his brother Isaac's land. A
tradition in the Williamson family states that the captain's father's name
was William and that he owned an immense tract of land, extending
from the Millstone River to Lawrence's Brook, containing several thou-
THE VLEET FAMILY.
Adjoining the property of Simon Wyekoff on the south was that of John
Vliet. The first emigrant of the Vliet family to this country appeal's to
have been Dircks Jans Vander Vliedt. The name has been variously
written Vleet, Van Vliet, Fleet, Van Fleet, etc. He was doubtless the
great ancestor of them all.
Dircks Jans appears to have come from Ryleveltto New Amsterdam aa
one of the soldiers in the ship " Spotted Cow," in April, 1660. In April,
1663, his wife, Grietie, with two children, arrived in the same vessel, aud
the family settled in Flntbush. He married, first, Lyntie Aertson ; second,
Grietie Van Kirken. His children were Hendrick, Jans, Maria, Gaertie,
and Garret. The father, mother, and Jans (or John) were members of
the Reformed Dutch Church of Flatbush in 1680. His son John was
born in Wellen, and married, Dec. 2, 1683, Grietie Van Kirken, of Buer-
malzen, in Guilderland. He belonged to a troop of horse in Kings Co.,
L. I., of which Daniel Remsen was captain, and Ryck Sudam lieutenant.
With his father he took the oath of allegiance in 16S7.
In 1717 the son, John Vliet, bought of Theodore Polhemus, of Jamaica,
L. I., a tract of laud lying at Six-Mile Run,* part in the county of Somer-
set and a part in the county of Middlesex, commencing at the path, a few
yards east of the present house of Henry P. Cortelyou, and running
nearly a northeasterly course to a marked tree to the middle-line (now
Middlebush) road; then in a northerly course along the same to a
marked tree in the line of Peter Cortelyou; then along his line to a
marked tree at the brook, in front of the house of the present Henry
Lewis, to the path; then following the eame to the place of beginning;
being 44 chains in width, containing 500 acres more or less, being lot
No. 6 of tho Harrison tract.
John soon removed to and built a house on the land, about 300 yardB
from the path. The house stood until after the Revolution. Previous to
that time a new one was built on the opposite side of the dell, which was
enlarged by John Vau Cleefin 1812, and is the one now occupied by Ralph
Voorhees, Jr. He had six children, — viz., Gretie, John, Derrick (died
young), Sarah, Rebecca, and Maria. Grietie married Simon Wyekoff,
another daughter, Fulkert Van Nostrand; and Maria, Adrian Hage-
man. John married Gretie, a daughter of Simon Wyekoff.
According to his will, recorded in Trenton in 1754, he ordered that his
land be divided into six equal parts, and that each child have a part. To
his wife Gretie he left his household goods, and they, after her death, to
be equally shared by his children.
After the death of John Vliet, Sr., his son John, who had purchased the
brewery of his father with all that pertained to it, came into possession
of the farm, and was called John the Brewer, and he, in 1736, sold the
brewery for £50 to his son John the Weaver, it being tho custom at that
time to call men after their occupation. John the Brewer had formerly
owned and resided on the farm now owned by Peter Hoagland, at Ten-