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(wife of Samuel), and sons William, Garret, and Derick Albertson, and a son named
Peter, evidently by this second marriage.

"Quaker meetings were sometimes appointed at house of Juriaen Roots at
Madnan's Neck." "J. R. was appointed constable at Madnan's Neck."

GEO. w. COCKS, Glen Cove, L. I

Kaar, Caar, Carr. — Information desired of the ancestry and descendants of
Anthoni Kaar, who married Annelje Huycken, c. 1704, with issue:

Willem m. Annetje Vredenburgh.

Johannes m. Margareta Wilson.

Annetje m. Isaacg Chardavoine.

Elysabet m. John Lewis.

Marya m. Abraham Bockee.

There were grandsons, Anthoni, b. 1746 ; Anthony, 1747; Johanne, 1747 ; prob-
ably others.

Address, M. B. F., 3 Barclay Street, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

Budd-Langstaff. — Information wanted of Captain John Langstaff (and of his
wife), of Piscataway, New Jersey, Deputy of Council at Perth Amboy from Piscata-
way, 1688. Died 1707. Also date of his daughter Deborah's marriage to Thomas
Budd, son of William Budd and Ann Clapgut ; also of the marriage of the latter.

Bowne-Smith. — Information wanted of the parents and family of Hannah
Smith, who married Samuel Bowne in Flushing, 10 mo., 8, 1708.

Latham-Singleton. — Information wanted of the family of Jane Singleton, who
married Joseph Latham, 2 mo., 7, 1698 (N. Y. Marriage Licenses).

February 5, 1895. T. H. M.

Wanted, record of any Lee family, through any will or pedigree record, probably
Virginia, or London, England ; or other English Lee lines, having in the family a
Ralph Lee and a William Lee, living during the years 1725-1731.


Drexel Building, Philadelphia, Pa., U. S. A.

1895-] Obituaries . g 5

Information wanted respecting Benjamin Strong, born in Windsor, Connecticut,
November 30, 1703, supposed to be the Rev. Dr. Strong of Stanwicli, wliose daugh-
ter Hannah married, in Middleborough, the Rev. Solomon Mead of South Salem.
N. Y. T. H. M.

Wanted, names of parents or facts concerning Dr. William D)'er, who was born
in 1653, and moved from Barnstable, Mass., to Truro, and died there, 1738.

c. A. n.


F11.KIN : Hegeman : Basley. — Along while ago (Record, Vol. VII., p. 46) some
one asked, " Who were the parents of Catharine, wife of Henry Filkin, who was of
New York 1680, Brooklyn 1689, Flatbush 1706, and died about 1713? He [she] was
alive in 175 1. Was Col. Isaac Hegamon, of Dutchess County, N. Y., whose dau.
Hannah, b. 1783, m. William Basley, descended from Francis Hegamon, who married
Ante, dau. of Henry Filkin ? "

The solution of that puzzle may help other persons, even if it should not now
reach the original querist. Hendnk Ruwaert, of England, and Katharine Vonk, of
Huntington, Long Island, were married at Flatbush, March 22, 1686. Henry Filkin,
in his will, 1713, proven 1714, mentions Anke. his " wife's daughter." (Sun Office,
N. Y., Lib. viii., p. 273.) This Anke was the Antje Ruard wlio was married to
Francis Hegeman. They, in a deed October 23. 1747, mention a son Isaac.

There was an Isaac Hagaman, of Fishkill, whose will was dated 1793, proven
1796 (B')ok B, p. 6), who left a widow, Neltie De Graft, and grandchildren, Dutcher,
Van der Burgh, Du Bois, Leroy, Romer, and Hoffman.

And now some questions in turn. Were there two Isaacs, in Dutchess County,
and contemporaries? Who were the daughters of the one above named, and who
were their husbands? Who was the Colonel Isaac Hegeman of the Revolutionary

It must have been the marriage, and not the birth of Hannah Hegeman, that the
querist intended to mention as of 1783. For she and William Bailey had a child.
Catharine Maiia, b.FDec. ig, 1791 ; bp. Jan. 4, 1792, Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie.

R. w.

Pe.'Vrsall. p. 46, Record. January, 1S95. — In response to Mr. Cocks' inquiry in
the last paragraph, I can give the alliance of Joseph Pearsall (born 6, 10, 1740), who
married Hannah 13owne, daughter of Robert and Margaret (Latham) Bowne. The
latter was daughter of Joseph Latham. T. H. M.


TtCKERMAN.— W^alter Cary Tuckerman was born in New York city, March 29,
1849, and died there, April iS, 1S94. He was descended on both sides from New
England colonial stock.

His father's family emigrated froin Devonshire, England, about 1650, and settled
in Boston. His great-grandfather, Edward Tuckerman, was a successful merchant
in Boston, who, with Paul Revere and others, founded the first fire-insurance com-
pany in New England. His grandfather, Rev. Dr. Joseph Tuckerman, was distin-
guished as a philanthropist in Europe as well as in America.

Dr. Tuckerman's fourth son, Lucius, the father of the subject of this notice,
became a citizen of New York, and was identified with some of the leading institu-
tions of the city, such as the Melropoliian Museum of Art, the Children's Aid
Society, and otliers.

On his mother's side, Walter Cary Tuckerman was descended from the Gibbs
family of Newport. R. I., and the Wolcolt family of Connecticut. His maternal
grandfather was Colonel George Gibbs, of Sunswick, Long Island, who was remark-
able for scientihc tastes. His maternal grandmother was Laura Wolcott, eldest
daughter of Oliver Wolcott, Secrelaiy of the Treasury in Washington's Cabinet, and
granddaughter of Oliver Wolcott, signer of the Declaration of Independence.




Walter C'ary Tuckerman graduated at the Harvard Scientific School in 1870, and
intended to practise his professioTi of civil engineer, hut he became associated with
his father in tiie manufacture of Ulster iron in New York ; and afler some years thus
occupied, he devoted himself to the management of estates which were placed in his
hands as irustee. His active and versatile mind found time for various pursuits, in
addition to the requirements of business and family life. He was for some time
librarian of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and pursued his
studies in this direction for several years, leaving behind him carefully compiled
records of his own and allied families. Soon afler graduating from college he
studied modelling in clay, and made some excellent portrait busts. Although often
interrupted by business and family cares, this interesting avocation was never aban-
doned. As a landscape photograplier, also, he was unusually successful. He was
always active in athletic sports, and at the time of his death was Rear Commodore of
the Seawanhaka Yacht Club.

Several charities received Mr. Tuckerman's attention and services ; that in which
he was most interested was the New York House of Refuge. Of this institution he
was for several years a trustee, and a devoted, self-sacrificing worker. He and his
wife were instrumental in establishing the first P'ree Circulating Library of New
York city. He was a member of the Society of Sculptors, and of the Century.
University, and Grolier Clubs. Mr. Tuckerman died of pneumonia, in his forty-
sixth year.

Green. — William Webb Green, a
noted shipping merchant of this city
in the earlier years of the century,
died of pneumonia at his residence.
235 Central Park West, on Sunday.
December 30, 1894, in the eighty-
eighth year of his age. He was born
at East Haddam, Connecticut, March
2g, 1807. and at the age of seventeen
came to New York city, where he soon
afterwards organized the firm of Green
& Co., owners of apacket line running
to Mobile and other southern ports,
his partners being his brothers Henry
and Sidney. August 10, 1836, he
married Sarah Ann Todd, daughter
of William W. Todd (whose aunt
was the wife of the first John Jacob
Astor), and soon after removed to
Brooklyn, where he resided until 1S56,
w hen he returned to New York. He
was active in both military and mu-
nicipal circles, being captain of a
company in the Tenth Regiment of
Infantry. While in Brooklyn he was
alderman from the First Ward for two
terms, and Associate Lay Judge of
the City Court, also for many years a
trustee of the Church of the Pilgrims.
Mr. Green was of noted English and colonial ancestry. His father. Captain
Richard Green, was an officer of the Connecticut militia in the War of 1812, and his
mother, Sarah Webb, was the daughter of William Webb, a Revolutionary soldier.
His grandfatiier. Captain James Green, who fought at Saratoga, married Ruth Mar-
shall, of a well-known Connecticut family, and througli these ancestors his line traced
back to four of the Mayjlotuer Pilgrims and through the Plantagenets.

Mr. Green was a man of winning personality, with the courtly manners and
graceful charm of a true "gentleman of the old school." His venerable years sat
lightly upon him, and his alert, springy step, his bright glance, and his cheery greet-
ing bore witness to the vigor of his constitution and his genial and warm-hearted
disposition. His wife died in 18S3, and he leaves surviving him a son, who is a
trustee and an officer of this Societv. T. G. E.

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Lawtox. — James Marsand Lawton, a Life Member of our Society, who died on
Wednesday, February 20, at his home, No. 37 Fifth Avenue, was born in the city of
New York sixty-five years ago. He was the son of George I.awton, of Lancasliire,
England, and of Hannah Allen, of the Allen family of New York, from whom Allen
Street is named, as it passed through the grounds of the old homestead. lie went to
Cuba at the age of fourteen, and entered the house of Lawton & Tohne. The senior
member was his uncle, and the junior member, Mr. Tolme, was at one time British
Consul-General at Havana. Subsequently he established the well-known house of
Lawton Brothers, bankers and commission merchants, of New York and Havana.
For the period of forty years this house has maintained a high reputation in the
business world, enjoying the uninterrupted confidenc; of all those with whom it
had transactions. During a long residence in the city of New York Mr. Lawton
enjoyed the affectionate esteem of all with whom he had social or business acquaint-
ance. Endowed by nature vv'ith rare qualities of mind and heart, with generous
impulses and tender sympathies, he was never more happy than in doing good, and
his memory will long be cherished by the objects of his beneficence. He possessed
a large amount of poelic spirit and a high degree of literary and esthetic taste. He
was a member of the Church Club, the Historical Society, the Geographical Society,
the Museum of Art, and of the Produce and ALaritime Exchanges. Mr. Lawton's
funeral at Grace Church was attended by the president and other members of our
Society on Saturday morning, February 23, and the same afternoon he was buried
by the side of General Robert Anderson in the West Point cemetery. Mr. Lawton
married Miss Eva Anderson, also a Life Member of the New York Genealogical and
Biographical Society, and eldest daughter of the late General Anderson. Besides
his wife, one brother, Robert G. Lawton, and one sister survive. Mr. Lawton's
domestic life was one of peculiar happiness, and a wide circle of intimate personal
friends is deprived by his death of his kindly sympathies and genial influences.

J. G. W.


The Ancestry of Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States
OF America, 1889-1893, in chart form, Showing also the Descendants of
William Henry Harrison, President of the United States of America in
1841, and notes on Families Related. By Charles P. Keith, author of The
Pro'ciincial Cotaicillors of Pennsylvania, 1733-1776, etc. Philadelphia, 1893. Pp.
96. Price, $3-

There is something very hopeful in the multiplicities of genealogies. The citizen
who is included in these many histories stands for a good deal more than himself.
He represents the lives of the many members which are crystallized in himself in the
high ideal of a good citizen and useful man. A man, truly speaking, receives very little
from his environment, strange though it be. The factor of a man's character lies
behind him, in the cumulative influence of the lives of his ancestors.

This is eminently true of General Harrison, whose ancestors are recounted in this
work. Li no other way can be explained the formation of a character so great in
its power and adaptability as a leader of men. To quote from the work : " The
paternal line of the one whose term of office as President so lately ended is unique
from the standing anterior to the Revolutionary War, and the service during it and
since. Moreover, while it is rare in this country to find, even among the presidents,
any person all of whose great-grandfathers were Americans, he descends from many
families known to have been here two hundred years before his birth. This makes
such a work relating to Benjamin Harrison a contribution to the genealogy of many
of his fellow-ciiizens."

There is an interesting account aKo of the Ludlow family of New York. The
wife of John Carter of Virginia was the daughter of Gabriel I^udlow, barrister. A
pedigree of the Ludlows, referred to in the Litroduction, shows that said Gabriel
Ludlow had a brother, Thomas, who married Jane Bennett, and they (Thomas and
Jane) had a son, Gabriel, who was the father of Gabiiel Ludlow, who emigrated to
New \'ork. Thus the older ancestry, running into ihe middle ages and dark ages, to
Charlemagne, Clovis, etc., is the ancestry of the New York and New Jersey Ludlows
and of all persons of Ludlow blood. A chart is appended, showing the descent of

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General Harrison from far back in the past, even from Cliilperic, King of the Bur-
gandians. The work is a monument of immense labor, and a contribuiion to gene-
alogical literatiire of immense value. G. g.

Descendants of James Prime, with some Names of Allied Families.
Privately printed by Ralph E. Prime, Yonkers, N. Y.

Kings County Genealogical Club Collection. Vol. I., Nos. 5 and 6.
Brooklyn Baptismal Records, 1679-1719. Marriages, 1660-1696. Price 50 cents.
G. W. Nash, So Nassau Street, N. Y.

The increasing interest in the study of genealogy to-day will receive new impetus
by the publication of such efforts as these. Nor can we speak too highly of the en-
terprise and perseverance that has led to their preparation, even though they be but
unpretentious pamphlets compared with many others upon our shelves.

Without the elaborateness of the professional, they yet indicate what can be and
is being accomplished by the persistent seeker who, quietly, and at odd moments, is
slowly unravelling the mysteries of a worthy ancestry.

We cannot, therefore, criticise these other than as some of the first-fruits of that
new and promising spirit among our American people, still more to yield larger return
the longer pursued, and to permit of more extended consideration when the complete
work is wrought.

The Hon. T. G. Bergen, of Brooklyn, deserves the thanks of every genealogist
for deciphering and translating into our own modern forms the early Dutch of the
Knickerbockers, as it was written by our ancestors in Brooklyn as far back as 1679,
and in preparing those valuable church, baptismal, and marriage records for publica-
tion. One has only to attempt to labor for hours with the original to appreciate
what is here so conveniently placed at our disposal.

And yet such work lies at the very foundation of all successful genealogical re-
search, making alone possible even the simplest ancestral record.

Mr. Prime, in his Descendants of James Prime, has well illustrated this fact by
the testimony rendered in his Introduction. He says : " The first attempt of such a
kind must necessarily contain many errors, and show many omissions. ... It
will be esteemed a favor if any person under whose eye these pages fall will kindly
send to the compiler information in that line, to be used in any subsequent printing
of the work. . . . The compiler will be glad to have the information which will
make every part of the record complete and perfect." We trust that friends will heed
this request, and that Mr. Prime may in due time, by this sure testimony of his fixed
intention, favor us with the completed product of his zeal. F. \v. B.

The Journal of the E.x Libris Society. Vol. VI.. 8^x11 inches, pp. 200.

The December, 1894, issue, under the head of American Notes, publishes a most
interesting account of the exhibition of book-plates at the Grolier Club of this
city, in October last, including a reproduction of the ticket to the private view,
which is a facsimile in part of the book-plate engraved by Amos Dooliltle of Con-
necticut, about one hundred years ago, for the library of the Stepney Society of
Wetliersfield. There is also a description of the examples of Irish book-plates of Sir
Bernard Burke, privately issued by his son. (Only one hundred copies of this unique
collection of plates were printed, and, through the liberality of a member, the New-
York Genealogical and Biographical Society l.Ibrary possesses one.) Accompanying
the Journal is a very fair reproduction of the charming library interior book-plate of
Madame Baillieu. The original photogravure plate of this design must be very
beautiful, and is also interesting as an indication of the tendency of the modern
designer to get away from the conventional heraldic and armorial school. The con-
cluding paper by William Bolton, on "The Heraldry and Book-plaies of some British
Poets," closes a most interesting discussion of this subject, and contains n facsimile
of Lord Tennyson's own book-plate, with autograph and motto; also that of Charles
Kingsley. T. A. w.

The Presidents of the United States, 1789-1894. Edited by James Grant
^Vilson. 8vo, pp. xii., 526. D. Appleton & Co., New York. Price, $3.50.

The brief biographies of the twenty-three Presidents which make up this imposing
volume have been written by distinguished scholars and statesmen, v/ho were pecul-

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iarly fitted by training and personal acquaintance to do full justice to the subjects in
hand. Several of the monographs were specially written for this work ; others ori-
ginally appeared in Appletons' CyclopiT-dia of American BioirrapJiy, and have been
revised and enlarged for the present volume. As they stand, these twenty-three
articles contain a complete record of the most important events in the nation's history,
from the inauguration of the first President to the present day. It is only necessary
to refer to a few of the more notable biographies — that of Washington, by Robert C.
Winthrop ; Jefferson, by James Parton ; Andrew Jackson, by John Fiske ; Polk, by
George Baricroft ; Taylor, by Jefferson Davis ; Lincoln, by John Hay ; and Ulysses S.
Grant, by Horace Porter. The book is illustrated with steel plates, numerous vign-
ettes, and facsimiles of letters written by all the Presidents. General Wilson, the
editor, has contributed a nuinber of interesting sketches of the " ladies of the White
House," and other persons connected with the Presidents, supplied a list of the Vice-
Presidents and cabinets, and also contributed the monograph on his friend Millard
Fillmore. The work is an important and valuable addition to American biographical
and historical literature.

The Hoffman Library Lectures, No. i. The World's Largest Libraries. A
Commencement Address delivered at St. Stephen's College, Annandale, N. Y., Thurs-
day. June 21, 1S94. By General James Grant Wilson, D. C. L. New York, i2mo
pp. 66.

This little volume is prefaced by a notice of the college and commencement exer-
cises. The address begins with the author's visit to the Old World, where he vis-
ited most of the large libraries. He first describes the Biljliollieque Nationale, the
largest, with more than 2,600,000 bound volumes and half as many pamphlets ; then
the British Museum, London (2), 1,650,000 volumes ; (10) the Bodleian, Oxford ;
(15) University, Cambridge; (30) Advocates', Edinburgh; Trinity, Dublin, giving
some particulars of each. The third in size, the Imperial. .St. Petersburg ; Royal
Public, lierlin (4), after which comes the Library of Congress, with 6So,ooo vol-
umes, and after Strasburg, the Boston Public Library (7), with the largest income
of any library in the world, we can only enumerate here, therefore we are glad to
have the figures and facts in book form for reference. r. h. g.

The Genealogy of Ephraim and Pamela (Converse) Morris, their Ances-
tors AND Descendants. By Tyler Seymour Morris. Half morocco, 8vo, pp. 208.
Chicago, 111., 1894. Price, $5. Dedicated to his parents.

Frontispiece, Ephraim Morris. The first ancestor, Edward Morris, was born in
Nazing, Waltham, England, August, i()30, married Grace Betts, September, 1655.

It contains several generations of the following families : Bowen, Bowman, Car-
ter, Chaffee, Child, Converse, Flynn, Frary, Granger, Graves,- Hickox, HoUisier,
Lillie, Manning, May, Peake, Pease, Richardson, Sawyer, Seymour, Tucker, Wash-
burn, and Weston, and contains finel)i executed portraits of Joseph Morris, Lewis C
Lillie, S. Morris Lillie, Tyler Seymour Morris. The Appendix mentions Robert
Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Captain Richard Morris, an
officer in Cromwell's army, Lewis Morris, Chief Justice of New lersey, also several
Morris v/ills, Horatio Seymour's ancestors, and an index of twenty-four pages.

H. M. F.

■f Account of the Buck Family of Bucks County, Penna., and of the
Bucksville Centennial Celebration, held June 11, 1S92, including the Pro-
ceedings OF the Buckwampun Literary Association on said occasion.
Edited by William J. Buck. Printed for the family, Philadelphia, 1893. Svo, pp.
142, cloth.

This is not a genealogy, Init contains much information connected with the
family and neighborhood history, and for that very reason will be more enjoyed by
the greater number than if it gave only lists of names and dates. The combination,
which, while furnishing every name and date of each individual, gives also interesting
biography and facts of local history, seems to meet the want of the general reader ;
while the genealogist is supplied with the dryer matter he seeks. No other literary
field has such variety of treatment,

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History of the Church of Zion and St. Timothy of New York, 1797-
1894. With illustrations. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons. 8vo, pp. 353.

The preparation, by Mr. David Clarkson, of this privately printed volume has been
a' labor of love, and one which reflects great credit upon its author. Much time and
careful research has necessarily been devoted to the collection of biographical, histor-
ical, and statistical data connected with the two parishes and their ten rectors, up to
the date of their combination in 1890. The interest and value of the handsome
volume is enhanced by ten admirable portraits, of Bishop Southgate, Dr. William
Richmond, and other pastors, and by the same number of pictures of the several
churches and their interiors, including a representation of the present edifice in West
Fifty-seventh Street. J. G. w.

The Souvenir of the Revolution.\ry Soldiers' Monument Dedication, at
Tarrytown, N.Y., Octoberig, 1894, compiled by .Marcus D. Raymond, Tarrytown, N.Y.
(1894, 8vo, pp. 210, cloth), contains a very accurate and vivid account of the celebra-
tion and attendant ceremonies which marked the dedication of the monument in
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, to the soldiers of the Revolution who were buried in the
^ old Dutch churchyard, and all who stood for the patriot cause in the Philipse Manor.
It includes the various addresses by Judge Davis, Judge Mills, and others, and short
w««-Y histories and g enealogies of the families who were prominent in Tarrytown during the
r(vacuvat«r^evolutionary period, many of whose members fought and fell during that struggle.
Its list of illustrations, besides showing various views of the ceremonies and parade,
comprises the old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, the old Manor House of the Phil-
ipse family, built in 1682, and a number of revolutionary and colonial mansions of
Westchester County, the Rochambeau headquarters, the Odell Inn at Abbotsford, and
others. The illustrations are very well done, and the compiler has been successful in
bringing together many interesting revolutionary anecdotes. They are fresh and
new. Of these we might mention the incidents of Colonel Hammond's captivity.
Sergeant John Dean's forays, Colonel John Odell and the petticoats, and the surprise
at Orser's. This last is an exceedingly graphic account of an attempt to capture Colo-
nel Delancey at his house in West Farms in 1783, which resulted in failure, and the
final captivity and death of several of the party. John Paulding, the captor of Andre,

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