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Memorials of the Quisenberry Family in Germany, Englanb and
America. Compiled and edited by Anderson C. Quisenberry, Washington,
D. C. Gibson Bros., 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 137. Price, $3.00.

This book contains the family from Tielmann Questenberg (born 1380), of
Cologne, Germany, through his grandson, Heinrich Questenberg, who married
in England in 1468 and settled there, where his descendants for 250 years were
called Ouestenburg, Quessenberry, etc.; and whence Thomas Questenbury
came to~Virginia about 1625, and was the origin of tt^American family of that
name variously spelled. The German and Engli^ records upon which this
work is based are printed in an appendix. The book is nicely illustrated, and
contains the family coat-of-arms in colors, fac-similes of signatures, and of the
150 copies originally printed only a few are left. For copies address the com-
piler, Inspector-General's Office, Washington, D. C.

The Wade Genealogy. Illustrated. Compiled by Stuart C. Wade,
New York, 1900. Parts i & 2, 8vo, pamphlets. Price, One Dollar each. Ad-
dress the compiler, 146 West 34th Street, N. Y. City.

Part one of this valuable work appeared in May last, and part two is just
from the press. They are nicely printed, and bound in stiff paper with con-
tinuous pagination, the second part ending with page 192, with more to follow.
The work is an account of the origin of the name, and of the lost folk-story of
the famous hero, Wada, particulars and pedigrees of famous Englishmen of the
name, and genealogies of the families of Wade of Massachusetts and New
Jersey, to which are added many miscellaneous pedigrees, also a roll of honor
of the Wades who went to war. The illustrations are portraits, views and coats-
of-arms. The entire work when completed will contain 960 pages in all, with
60 illustrations. With part 10 will appear title page, table of contents and
index, also, a special set of pages for the inscription of the purchaser's family
record. The compiler's ability to publish the remainder of the book depending
entirely upon the.sal:trt)f the first part, he earnestly appeals to every person of
the name to subscribe. Aside from the value of the book as a record of people-
bearing the patronymic it is both valuable and interesting as a history of a'
famous family.

Ontario Historical Society, Papers and Records. Vol. II. 8vo,
paper. Toronto, 1900.

Volume two of these papers is an account of the United Empire Loyalist
Settlement at Long Point, Lake Erie, by L. H. Tasker of the Collegiate Insti-
tute, Niagara Falls, N. Y. These supporters on the wrong side of the American
Revolution, exposed to insult, publicly ostracised, their lives in danger and
property confiscated, stood for the unity of the empire until compelled to seek
refuge on British soil, and as the author of this work truly says, their story,

126 Book Notices. [April,

though ever told, is ever new. Mr. Tasker has presented their side of the case
with a masterly hand, and after a perusal of this work the truly broad must
concede that all men, right or wrong, are entitled to the courage of their con-
victions, and that the participants on both sides of an international war have
an equal right to exclaim "dtilce et decorum est pro patria mori"

History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial
Association, 1890-1898. Vol. III. Deerfield, Mass., U. S. A. Pub. by the
Assoc, 1901. 8vo, cloth, pp. 561.

The edition of this publication, edited by the Chairman of the Committee
on Publication, Mr. George Sheldon, is limited to 300 copies. It contains the
proceedings of the Annual and Field meetings of the Association, for a period
of nine years, with addresses, biographies, poems, reminiscences, historical
treatises, odes, and more or less complete genealogical data of the families of
Severance and York; also a list of officers of the Association. Space will not
permit us to enumerate the many historical treatises incorporated in this
interesting volume: we can only say they are there, and that the whole is
carefully and fully indexed.

The Cradle of the Republic; Jamestown and James River. By
Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Pres. of Wm. & Mary's College, Richmond, Va. Whittet
& Shepperson, 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 187.

We of the nineteenth century look back to the time when that ill-assorted
collection of men came in their three ships and planted the first colony on
American soil as though it were a far-off period ; and yet it was but as yesterday
when "the old world first met the new." With thoughts filled with the glowing
accounts of the land of paradise where gold mines were abundant, and the
natives a peaceful, friendly set, waiting to welcome the white man with open
arms, what must have been their disappointment to find a land of virgin forest
and hostile inhabitants, and work, work, work of the roughest sort! Then came
starvation, sickness, Indian attacks, and internal dissention; a period of partial
prosperity, and then the "Starving Time" that reduced the Colony to forty
souls. Fiske refers to this period as one of cannibalism, and gives instances of
men killing their wives and devouring them. This statement has gone un-
challenged, and we had hoped to find something bearing upon the subject in
Dr. Tyler's book, but all reference to it is omitted. But what the author does
give is page after page of historic detail, told in a narrative style of most
interesting tenor, and accounts of the settlement of nearby places, with the
names and doings of the settlers. These, with the reproductions of maps and
drawings of the period, as well as extracts from the writings of persons con-
temporaneous with the early history of Jamestown, make up a scholarly volume
upon a subject of vast interest to the student of history, of whatsoever nationality
he may be. It was truly the cradle of the republic; and ere the sturdy band
of determined Pilgrims had pressed their feet upon Plymouth Rock, Jamestown
had begun, had starved and begun again, had fought, and bled, and watched,
and worked — and firmly planted itself forever.

Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of an Octogenarian.
By Thomas L. Preston. Pub. for the author by B. F. Johnson Pub. Co., Rich-
mond, Va., 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 170.

Mr. Preston in these Reminiscences has risen to the occasion and discharged
a duty to the historical world. None knew better than he how important it is
that the statements of "oldest inhabitants" are of value always and should be
recorded; none regreted more than he that historians of Virginia have, for the
most part, confined themselves to the eastern part of the State, while the
records and traditions of the territory beyond the Alleghany Mountains have
been forgotten, and neglected lie. So it is, with memory refreshed by exami-
nation of records, with energy spurred by a sense of obligation to friends and
antiquarians, the author of this entertaining book has set down the facts relating
to events of historic interest that have occurred within his lifetime. The book
is full of anectodes and historical sketches and one reads it with both pleasure
and profit.

I goo.] Donations. 1 27

Historical Collections of Harrison Co., in the State of Ohio,


AND NUMEROUS GENEALOGIES. By Chas. A. Hanna, New York. Privately
printed, 1900.

Ohio Valley Genealogies, relating chiefly to families in Har-
rison, Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, and Washington,
Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa. By Chas. A. Hanna, Pri-
vately printed, igoo.

The first of these titles consists of a large octavo volume of 636 pages. It
contains a very full account of the origin of the Scotch-Irish, German, Quaker,
and other people comprising the population of the County; with an extensive
history of the first settlement of eastern Ohio and of Harrison County; descrip-
tions of pioneer life, its perils and hardships; and detailed accounts of the
settlement and growth of the older communities and institutions of the County.
The work also contains information and data relating to the history of the
various families of the County. This data consists of a complete list of the
original land patentees of the County (1,800 names) taken from the records of the
General Land Office at Washington; a list of the early marriages of the County
(7,500 names); the early burials of the County (5,000 names); and will records
from i8i3to 1861 (several thousand names). Besides these features there are
genealogies more or less complete of most of the families of Harrison, with map
of Harrison County, and portraits of many of its citizens. This book is artistically
bound, and costs, in cloth, $4.50; in half leather, $5.25; in full leather, $6.00.

The second is an octavo volume of 172 pages, containing an introductory
account of the origin of the Scotch-Irish, German, Quaker, and other people
comprising the population of the Upper Ohio Valley, with genealogies of one or
more branches of the various families. The book will be sent postpaid on
receipt of price, $2.00 for cloth binding; $2.50 for half leather binding; $3.00 for
full leather binding. Address, Charles A. Hanna, 43 W. 32d Street, New York.

bound books.

Anjou, Gustave.— Hist. Claysville, Pa.; Old Wickford, R. I.; Bates Genealogy;

Things Old and New from Rutherford, N. J.; Tiernan Family of Maryland;

Clyde's Irish Settlement; Hist. Stanton St. Baptist Church.
Avery, Samuel P. — Patriot Preachers of the American Revolution; Life of

Chas. Carroll (2 vols.); Recollections of Edward Laboulaye; First Record

Book "Sleepy Hollow Dutch Church."
Bingham, T. A. — Bingham Genealogy.
Cesnola,Gen.L. P. di— Heraldic Dictionary of Italian Nobility, 3 vols.; Heraldic

Annual of the same, igoo.
Clark, Mrs. J. G. — In Memoriam Jonas Oilman Clark.
De Forest, J. N. — The De Forests of Avesnes.
Downer, D. R. — The Downers of America.

Dwight, Rev. M. E. — Huge Wynne, 2 vols. /

Education, Commissioner of, — Report 1898-9, vol. ii.
Eliot, Ellsworth. — Memorial Albert Newsam.

Fitch, Winchester.— Handbook to ancient Courts of Probate (Eng.)
Green, R. T. — Notes on Culpeper Co., Va.

Hanna, Chas. A.— Hist. Coll., Harrison Co., Ohio; Ohio Valley Genealogies.
Harvard Club. — Year book, 1900.
Harvard University. — Catalogue 1900-1.
Harvey, Wm. J. — The Harvey Book.
Hodge, O. J. — Hodge Genealogy.

Lloyd, H. D.— In Old New England; A Nation's Manhood.
Munroe, J. P. — Sketch of the Munroe Clan.
Pierson, B. W. — Works of Walter Scott, 5 vols.
Pond, Miss E. J.— History of Attleborough, Mass.; Records Mass. Volunteers,

vol. ii.

128 Donations. [April, 1901.

Preston, Thos L. — Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of an Octogenarian.

Princeton Historical Association. — Journal of Philip V^icars Fithian. ^

Putnam, G. P. — Josephine Miller Ayre, A Memoir.

Quisenberry, A. C. — Memorials of the Quisenberry Family.

Schell, F. Robert. — In Memoriam Robert Schell.

Sheldon, Geo. — History and Proceedings P. V. M. Association, vol. iii.

Smith, Mrs. G. W.— Budd Family.

Smithsonian Institute. — Annual Report, 1898.

Springer, Miss M. E. — "Lady Hancock."

Thompson, F. D. — Rodger Ludlow, the Colonial Lawmaker.

Townsend, Mrs. E. M.— Historic Homes of S.W. Virginia.

Tyler, Lyon G. — "The Cradle of the Republic."

Wakeman, R. P.— Wakeman Genealogy. * ,

Whaley, Mrs. S. D.— Whaley Record.

White, Miss M. L. — Descendants of John White, vol. i.

Whittaker, Thos.— Memorial St. Mark's Church.

Wilson, Jas. Grant. — "The Light of Other Days."

Yale University. — Catalogue, 1900,


Avery, Samuel P. — 7 numbers Journal Ex. Libris Society.

Bent, A. H.— Lewis Allen of Watertown Farms and his Descendants.

Bowen, C. W. — Christopher Columbus, 1492-1892.

Caldwell, Aug. — Genealogy John and Elizabeth Smith of Ipswich.

Child, Daniel B. — Descendants of Andrew Moore.

Collins, H. O. — Genealogy Washington Family.

Eliot, Ellsworth. — Year Book Grace Church, 1901. Plans and diagrams Grace

Goodwin, Jas. J. — Suffolk Manorial Families, part 10.
Harvard University. — Annual Report of President and Treasurer, 1900.
Haskell, F. W. — A Comprehensive System for Genealogical Notation.
Hill, J. B. — Presbyterianism in Missouri.

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. — Annual Report, 1900.
Hodge, O. J.— Pedigree Chart, O. J. Hodge.
Holbrook, Mrs. L. — 5 numbers American Historical Register; Proceedings

Society Army of the Potomac, 1897; 15 numbers Spirit '76.
Holcombe, Wm. F.— Catalogues of Bangor General Theological Seminary,

1895, 1900.
Hurry, E. A. — Columbia University Quarterly, vol. iii.; Mason Bey, a sketch.
Libbie, C. F.— Ancestors and Descendants of Jos. W. Tinker.
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Munroe, J. P. — Destruction of the Convent at Charlestown, Mass., 1834.
Nelson, Wm. — Historical Papers; "An Old Story Retold."
Newberry Library. — Report, 1900.

N. Y. Historical Society. — Address by Rev. M. R. Vincent.
N. Y. State Society Daughters Revolution. — Address Book, 1901.
Ohio Society Sons American Revolution. — Year Book, 1900.
O'Neil, Desmond. — "Who may bear a Coat-of-Arms in America?"
Ontario Historical Society. — Papers and Records, vol. iii.
Rogers, J. S. — Hope Rogers and his Descendants.
Stiles, H. R.— Field Genealogy of Hatfield; 212th Anniversary of Indian Attack

on Hatfield, Mass.; The Owl (4 numbers).
Swan, R. T. — 13th Report on Custody of Public Records, Mass.
Swarthmore College. — Catalogue, 1900.

Taber, Miss M. A. — Ryder Family of Putnam County, N. Y.
Tasker, L. H.— Papers and Records, Ontario Historical Society, vol. ii.
Thompson, F. D. — Historical Sketch of Merrick, L. I.

Underbill. David H.— Annual Reports of Underbill Society of America, 3, 4 & 5.
University State of New York. Bulletin No. 33.
Wade, Stuart C. — Wade Genealogy, part 2.
Willis, Dr. J. L. M.— Indexes to "Old Eliot," vols, i, 2, 3.
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Illustration. I. "Old Doansburgh Church," East Philippi, Putnam Co., N. Y. . Frontispiece

1. The Public Career of Robert Livingston. By Walter L. Fleming. 129

2. Wickham-Paine. By Lucy D. Akerly 135

3. Records of the Corporation of Zion in New Germantown in

West Jersey. Births and Baptisms. Contributed by Ben. Van D. Fisher.
(Continued from Vol. XXXII., page 100) 138

4. The Family of Dupuis, De Puy, Depew, etc. By Frank J. Conkling.

(Continued from Vol. XXXII., page 80) . 141

5. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New-

York. Baptisms. (Continued from Vol. XXXII., page 88) . . .145

6. The Descendants of William Chadsey. By Dr. J. Chadsey. (Con-

tinued from Vol. XXXII., page 71) 153

7. Onondaga County Records, 1791. (Cont. from Vol. XXXII., page 1 11) . 156

8. Crosby Families. By Sarah Louise Kimball. (Continued from Vol.

XXXII., page 116) 161

9. Records of the Church of Christ in Salem, Westchester Co., N.Y.

(Continued from Vol. XXX 1 1., page 76) 164

10. The Records of Philippi, now Southeast, Putnam Co., N. Y. Tran-

scribed and Contributed by H. Calkins, Jr. (Continued from Vol. XXXII.,
page 104) 169

11. Hawxhurst Family. By Robert B. Miller 172

12. Gravestone Inscriptions. Huntington, L. I. (Continued from Vol.

XXXII.. page 96) 176

13. Editorial , 180

14. Obituaries. William Henry Dyckman — William Piatt Ketcham — Eliza-

beth Ann Odell— William Moore Stilwell 180

15. Society Proceedings 181

16. Note 181

17. Queries. Allen - Force — Boice — Caniff — Heath -Caldwell — Hoyt —

Buchanan— Clay— Jackscm — Hancock— Smith (2)— Gore — Merritt . . 181

18. Reply. Hance-Borden 182

19. Book Notices 183

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East Philippi, Putnam County, N. Y.

By courtesy of Miss E. J. Foster.


Vol. XXXII. NEW YORK, JULY. 1901. No. 3.


By Walter L. Fleming.

Robert Livingston was born December 13, 1654, at Ancram,
Scotland. His father, a Presbyterian clerg-yman, was one of the
commissioners from Scotland to Charles II., when in exile at
Breda. After the restoration his opposition to the Episcopacy
made him obnoxious to the court party, and he went to Rotter-
dam where he became the pastor of an English Presbyterian

In Holland Robert acquired a knowledge of the Dutch people
and their language, which was of great service to him in New
York. In 1674 he left Rotterdam and came to Albany, where he
became, as Governor Fletcher afterwards said, "a little book-

The next year Governor Andros instituted a general court of
the County of Albany. Livingston was made clerk of this court,
and secretary to the Board of Commissioners for Indian Affairs,
which was created at the same time.f At first the latter position
carried no salary with it, but in 1696, King William fixed the
salary at p^ioo for life. When Albany was incorporated in 1686,
by Governor Dongan, Livingston was made Town Clerk, Clerk of
the Peace, and Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. Dongan
also appointed him Collector and Receiver of Quitrents and
Excises at Albany, with a promise of a shilling in the pound on
all^oney that passed through his hands, "which with his other
offices might afford him a competent maintenence," the governor
said.J Peter Schuyler and Livingston had secured the charter
for Albany from Dongan, and the magistrates voted thanks to
them for their services. A gift of ;^5oo was made to Dongan in
return for the charter. A few years later we find that in con-
sideration of the various duties performed by Livingston as
clerk, the Council of Albany advanced his salary for that office
from fifteen to twenty pounds a year.§ From the collector's
office he received fifty pounds a year.||

By his marriage in 1683, with Alida, the sister^ of Peter
Schuyler and widow of the Rev. Nicholas Van Renssalaer, Liv-

* Doc. Hist., N. v.. III., 434. t A^. Y. Col. Docs.. IIL, 410.

t Calendar of State Papers— America and West Indies, 1685-1688, p. 331. A^. Y. Col. Docs.,
III.. 401. Colonial Laws of N. Y., I., 195. Doc. Hist. N. Y, I., 105.

§ Annals of Albany. II., 92. \ N.Y. Col. Docs., IV., 25.

130 The Public Career of Robert Livingston. [Julyi

ingston became connected with one of the most prominent and
influential Dutch families of the province. Not long after his
marriage he claimed a share of the Van Renssalaer estate on the
ground that his wife was heir to the shadowy claim of Nicholas
Van Renssalaer. He lost his case, but the heirs made him an
allowance of money. Once the Dutch Church of Albany was in
need of money, and Livingston had such good success in collecting
for it, that he was rewarded with the choice of seats in the church,
"to belong to him and his successors forever."*

His income from his various official positions was carefully
invested, and he soon became one of the wealthiest men of the
colony. He was the only man in the province who could under-
take a government contract and wait for his pay until the taxes
were collected. For this reason, nearly all such contracts fell
into his hands, and on all of them he made money. While he
waited for his pay, and for some of it he waited twenty-five years,
the interest was accumulating, so that sometimes his bills, when
paid, would be double the original amount.f In the long rim he
never failed to collect a debt due him.

His connection with the Indian Commissioners afforded him
many advantages in the way of private trade with the Indians
and the French. His official business made him acquainted with
the location of the best tracts of unoccupied lands. Ambitious
to be the owner of a vast estate, he quietly extinguished the
Indian titles to these lands, and then secured patents for them
from the governor. For one large tract of land he paid: "300
Guilders in Zewant, Eight Blankets and two Childs' Blankets,
Five and twenty ells of Duffels and four garments of Strouds,
ten large shirts and ten small ditto, ten pairs of large Stockings
and ten pairs of Small, Six Guns, fifty pounds of powder. Fifty
staves of Lead, four caps. Ten Kettles, Ten Adzes, Ten axes,
Two pounds of paint. Twenty little scissors. Twenty little Looking
glasses, one hundred fishhooks, Awls and Nails of each one hun-
dred, four rolls of Tobacco, one hundred Pipes, ten Bottles, Three
Kegs of Rum, one Barrill of Strong Beer, and Twenty Knives,
Four Stroud Coats, and Two Duffels Coats, and four Tin Kettles. "|
At another time, "A certain Crippled Indian Woman . . ac-
knowledges to have received full satisfaction by a cloth garment
and a cotton shift for her share and claim to a certain Flatt of
Land situate in the Manor of Livingston. "§ In this manner the
Indian titles were secured to a tract of land east of the Hudson,
extending sixteen miles along the river and twenty-four miles
inland. A surveyor's map of 17 15 gives the number of acres at
160,240.11 The popular estimate was 250,000 acres. In 1686, Dongan
granted Livingston a patent for this territory.l" It was erected
into a Manor with the privilege of holding a Court Baron and a
Court Leet, and the advowson of all the churches within the
Manor. The quit-rent for this immense domain was twenty-eight
shillings a year.

• Schuyler. Colonial N. Y.. I., 244. § Doc. Hist. N. Y. (800), III., 615.

t iV. K Col. Docs., III. and IV., passim. !| Doc. Hist. N. K, III., 415.

% Doc. Hist. N. Y., III., 367. IT Doc. Hist. N. K, III., 368, 369, 373-502.

1901.J The Public Career of Robert Livingston. I ^ I

Near the close of Dongan's administration, Livingston made
large advances of money to pay and subsist the troops, for gifts
to the Indians, and for the needs of French prisoners. It was
more than twenty years before he collected this loan. Hence-
forth until the end of his life, whether in office or out of office, in
England or in America, he occupied his time in urging his old
claims and in making new ones, in seeking special privileges and
salaries for himself or family — all the time becoming more and
more a leading man in colony affairs. He was almost the only
man to whom the governors could turn when the government
was in financial straits, and always receive assistance. His
services in this way to the government were very valuable.

Livingston's interests were for the most part those of the
aristocratic party, composed of the wealthy men and great landed
.proprietors of the province. But at short notice he could change
to the opposite side. " He could turn his coat easier than any
man living; this became an inherited trait, cropping out among
his posterity."* His fortune had been made through the friend-
ship of Andros and Dongan, both of whom were devoted to the
Stuarts, and when the news of the Revolution reached Albany, it
was unwelcome to Livingston. He feared the results of a change
of rulers and, as his fathers before him had been, was a supporter
of the Stuarts. He publicly expressed his ill opinion of the
attempt of William of Orange to dethrone James II., though
afterwards he in a letter to the Secretary of State said: "The
news of their Majesties accession was refreshing as a reprieve to
the condemned,"! and he further says he proclaimed them him-
self. He had, he explained, opposed the usurpation of Leisler,

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