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Society: Henry Lloyd Herbert, Theodore Frelinghuysen Jackson, Harry Du-
gan Spears, Charles Fowler, Earle Phineas Huff, Alexander Pnngle Bell, Ar-
kell Roger McMichael, M.D., Samuel Clinton Van Dusen, Henry Clinton Car-
ter Charles Augustus Hanna, William Austin Macy, M.D., Albert Eben
Colfax, John Stillwell Applegate, Walter Oilman Berg, Charles Moore Bleeker,
Mrs. Catherine Schuyler Baxter, Adrian Hoffman Johne, Mrs. William E. Bird,
Jr Charles D. Stickney, John Stewart Durand, Charles A. Gould, Charles
Hobby Pond, Walter Seth Logan, Herbert Leslie Terrell, Andrew Howard
Hopping, Frederic Grosvenor Goodridge, Bertrand Faugeres Bell, Cornelius
Berrien Mitchell, John Stewart Kennedy, Abraham G. Mills, Bayard Fisher
Foulke, Charles Ferdinand Ostrander, G. Willett Van Nest, Frederick Potter.
Gen. Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Mrs. Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Frederick Coy-
kendall, Herman Knickerbocker Viele, Richard Dana Morse, and Walter

Phelps Bliss. j , , , ■ u
The Executive Committee has issued an attractive illustrated booklet with
prospectus of the Society and list of members, which will be furnished on ap-
plication. „^__


We are pleased to announce that Mrs. E. C. Chatfield. of Minneapolis,
Minn., compiler of the Francis pamphlet, noticed in our last issue, is now at
work upon the Partridge familv, of Duxbury, Mass. Mrs. Chatfield will be
glad to receive data relative to this family. A review of her work will appear
in these columns on publication.


Hance.— Who were the parents of Tenty (Content?) Hance, who married
Thomas Tone, November 2, 1775?

Who were the parents of Thomas Hance (b. about 1741; d. 1838), who
married Hannah Tone? When and where were they married? Who were the
parents of John Hance (b. in Freehold, N. J., about 1744), who married January
I, 1778, Elizabeth Miller, at Mendham, N. J., both of Morris County, N. J.?
Who were the parents of Isaac Hance, of Middletown, Monmouth County, N. J.,
who married Catherine Miller, at Mendham, N. J.. November 12, 1772? Who
were the parents of Henry Hance (b. July, 1737; d. 1813), who married Cathe-
rine (b. May, 1741; d. 1807), and whose son, John, married Elizabeth

Boyd? And who did Abraham (son of Henry and Catherine) Hance marry?

Wanted.— The ancestry of David Hance, who married Katherine Grover,
March 8, 1743-44; both of Monmouth County, N. J. Of George Hance, who
married Margaret Wilson, Julv 3, 1760, both of Middlesex County, N. J. Of
Arthur Hance, who married Catharine Vandeveer, March 3, 1755, both of
Monmouth County, N. J. Of Benjamin Hance, who married Catherine Brannin,
February 6, 1762, both of Monmouth County, N. J. And I should greatly like
to correspond with any of their descendants.

REV. WM. WHITE HANCE, Palcnville, N. Y.

ROYCE.— Wanted, the name of wife of IsaacRoyce. Jr., son of Isaac Royce
and Elizabeth Lothrop, who were married in New London, Conn.; in 1669
moved to Wallingford, Conn. There Isaac, Sr., died, and Elizabeth married a
Thompson and had other children. Ebenezer Clark, of Wallingford, married,

62 Book Notices. [Jan.,

in i6g6, Elizabeth Royce, widow of Isaac — it must have been Isaac, Jr. His-
tory of Wallingford does not give marriage of Isaac, Jr.

L. R. SANFORD, Seneca Falls, N. Y.

Smith. — Frederick Smith was born in Germany, enlisted with Hessian
troops, and served in British Army at Battle of Quebec. He married, 1760 or
'61, Mary or Margaret Pickhard. Wanted, the date he left Germany, surname
of parents, date of marriage and correct name of wife. Also, record of birth of
son, John George Henry Smith, born 1762, and date of his marriage to Catha-
rina Countryman, 1783. Frederick Smith settled in New York State at the
close of the French and English War, and came to Canada after the Revolu-
tion. Kindly reply to nettie b. whealey,

386 Parliament St., Toronto, Canada.

Wade. — Information wanted of the parentage of Jonathan Wade, born in
Otsego Township, N. Y., Dec. loth, 1798, baptised Hartford, Washington Coun-
ty, N. Y., about 1816. He was an early and famous missionary to the Burmese,
and is buried at or near Rangoon. Possibly of^ New England ancestry.
STUART c. WADE, Compiler Wade Genealogy,

Lenox Library, New York City.

Wheaton. — ^Wanted, the names of children of James Wheaton, who lived
between 1726 and 1806 — may have been born 1726. Should like name of his
wife, dates covering their births, marriage and residence; also dates of births
of their children. They may have been of Connecticut, Rhode Island, or New

Wanted, birthplace and date of Jehiel Wheaton, who died 1816. His wife
was Mary— what was her maiden name? They had at least three children.
Should like birthplaces, with dates. mrs. Geo. w. smith,

105 East 22d St., N. Y. City.


Thomas Joy and His Descendants. A Portfolio of Family Pa-
pers. Compiled by James Richard Joy, New York. Printed for the Family,
1900. 8vo, Cloth, pp. 225.

This work is the second step toward an adequate genealogy of Thomas Joy
and his descendants. Its 225 pages of heavy paper, clear type, black ink and
attractive illustrations give the descendants of Thomas Joy in the lines of his
sons, Samuel of Boston, Joseph of Hingham and Ephraim of Berwick. Thomas,
the father, settled in Boston and worked there as a builder and architect, and in
that capacity erected the first town-house, a cut of which appears in this volume.
Becoming involved in Dr. Child's protest against the restricted right of suf-
frage, he was thrown into prison, and upon being released from there he moved
to Hingham, where he died, in 1678. The details of his life as set forth in the
biographical sketch by Edmund Steele Joy at the beginning of this work are
full of interest, woven as they are among the political controversies that stirred
so often the colonists of Massachusetts Bay. The genealogical data, arranged
according to the established standard, is commendable for its lack of fulsome
eulogy; for after all, the majority of our American ancestors were just born,
married, lived useful but quiet lives, and died. This book is well indexed and
nicely illustrated; and the author's apology for the fact that it does not include
every one of the name of Joy is an unnecessary one, since we are all thankful
for his labor in giving us so much.

Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York.
1777-1795-1801-1804. Vol. III. Albany, 1900. 8vo, Cloth.

This volume, by the gifted Historian of our Empire State, is published as
Appendix " N" of his Third Annual Report, and forms the third volume of the
Revolutionary Series. Its contents refer more to civil than to military opera-
tions, covering the period in which France acknowledged the independence of
the Colonies, Lord North inaugurated his plan for the establishment of peace,
the Articles of Confederation were signed by eleven of the States, and Benjamin
Franklin sailed away as the first Minister to France. To all of these sub-


Book Notices. 63

jects, and to many more strictly referring to the municipal affairs of New York,
then an infant State, these papers, so carefully compiled by Mr. Hastings, re-
late with charming and entertaining detail, throwing light upon the story of
those days.

Genealogy of the Family of Lieut, Samuel Benjamin and Ta-
BITHA LiVERMORE, HIS WiFE. Compiled by Mary Louise Benjamin, of Win-
throp, Maine, 1900. 8vo, Cloth, pp. 112. Illustrated.

A glance at the contents of this excellent book and an enumeration of them
here is perhaps the most satisfactory review of its pages which we can give, for
these contents are interesting indeed and full of material. Under that caption
we find the following: Ancestry of Lieut. Samuel Benjamin, A Brief Account
of his Military Servtce, Extracts from his Revolutionary Diary; Ancestry of
Tabitha Livermore; Tabitha Livermore Benjamin; Family of Lieut. Benjamin;
Col. Billy Benjamin; Descendants of Samuel, Jr.; Nathaniel; Betsey B. Mor-
rison; Polly B. Ames; Martha B. Washburn; David, Charles and Elisha Ben-
jamin, and Ruth B. Lovejoy. Some of the illustrations are: The Coat of Arms,
Oath of Fidelity, portraits, etc. The book has grown, like many another, from
original researches after the ancestors of the compiler, until the importunities
of friends and the rumblings of conscience have impelled the author to give it
forth to the use of an interested public. Kind friends ! Splendid conscience !
It is an excellent volume, well put together and mechanically in good form.

OTHER publications OF RECENT DATE.

Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania,
June, 1900. Vol. II., No. i. 8vo, Paper.

The Pennsylvania Genealogical Society publication contains a continua-
tion of some of the articles in the previous issue, namely: Philadelphia Wills,
1692-1697; Earliest Burial Records of the Board of Health, 1807; Marriage
Records from 1681; Seventh and Eighth Reports of the Society, 1899 ^"d 1900.

The Kimball Family News. Published by G. F. Kimball, Topeka,
Kansas. One Dollar per annum.

The numbers of the Kimball Family News contain the usual items of in-
terest to the members of that family and should be in the home of every one of
the name.

Year Book of the Holland Society, 1900. 8vo, Cloth.

The Holland Year Book is embellished with a frontispiece portrait of Hon.
Tunis C. Bergen, and is compiled with the usual exactness and good taste with
which the Society does everything. It contains, besides addresses, reports,
poems and list of members, the Dutch Church Records in the New York City
Clerk's office. Orphan Masters' and Surrogate's Records, Index to the Dutch
Records, etc.

Newburgh Bay Historical Society Historical Papers No. 7. 8vo,

The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands is an active
and prosperous organization. Its publications come one after the other in
goodly succession, and their contents merit the approval of all. The present
issue is a centennial number published May 8th, 1900, on the anniversary of
the founding of Newburgh. It is illustrated with portraits of prominent men,
and contains a sketch of the history of Newburgh, with biographical paragraphs
of the various members of the Board of Trustees of the village since its
incorporation to the time of incorporation as a city.

New Jersey Archives, First Series, Vol. XXI.

Volume twenty-one of the first series of the Archives of New Jersey has
just come from the press, and contains the calendar of records in the office of
the Secretary of State, 1664-1703, edited by William Nelson. These records
refer mostly to Salem, Greenwich and Gloucester, and have been collected and
edited with great care by Mr. Nelson, to whom we all owe so much in New
Jersey historical matters.

64 Donations. [Jan., 1901.

The Harleian Society has again issued to its Members another volume
of " Musgrave's Obituary," which, commencing at G, ends at K. Vol. IV. is
in the press, and Vols. V. to VI. in the transcriber's hands. The entire Work
being edited by Sir George J. Armytage, Bart., F.S.A.



Avery, Samuel P. — Some Account of the Gibbs-Channing Portrait of Wash-

Benjamin, Mary L. — Benjamin Genealogy.

Cutter, Mrs. Laura E. — Studies in the Song of Songs; History of Guil-
ford, Ct.

Dyer, Mrs. Heman. — The joy Descendants.

Education, Commissioner of. — Report for 1898-99. Vol. I.

Eliot, Dr. Ellsworth. — Memorial Heman and Sophia Humphreys; Memo-
rial Roscoe Conkling.

Hastings, Hugh. — Report of N. Y. State Historian, Revolutionary Series,
Vol. III.

Haughawout, L. M. A. — Alexander Genealogy.

Holland Society. — Year Book, 1900.

Howes, Miss. — Register Albany Historical and Art Society.

Howes, Mrs. G. W. — Third Biennial General Federation of Women's

New Jersey Historical Society. — Archives of New Jersey, Vol. XXI.

Produce Exchange. — Annual Report, 1899-1900.

Thompson, Fred. D. — Year Books, St. Georges Society, 1898, 1899; Union
Club, 1898; Metropolitan Club, 1898.

Townsend, Mrs. E. M. — Dewey Genealogy; History of Westchester Coun-
ty, N. Y.

Whittelsey, Chas. B. — Whittelsey Genealogy.

Wilson, Jas. Grant.— Trow's N. Y. City Directory, 1898.


American Numismatic and Antiquarian Society. — Proceedings, igoo.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle. — Guide to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Brower, Wm. L. — Memorial of the Founders of Middle Dutch Church,
N. Y. C.

Brown University. — Annual Report of President, 1900.

Calkins, H., Jr. — Mower Genealogy.

Collins, H. O. — Descendants of Robert Green.

Delano, Mortimer. — Ten Numbers Genealogical Queries and Memoranda;
Five Numbers Bulletin of German Heraldic Society.

Eliot, Dr. Ellsworth. — Year Book, Trinity Parish, 1900.

Kimball, G. F.— Kimball Family News, July, August, September, October.
■ Lake Mohonk Arbitration Conference. — Sixth Annual Report.

Merrill, F. J. H. — Ancestry of Hamilton Wilcox Merrill.

Moore, Miss Lucy. — Seventy-third Anniversary Baptist Church, Tyring-
ham, Mass.

Newburgh Bay Historical Society. — Historical Papers, No. 7.

New Jersey Historical Society. — Five Numbers of Proceedings.

Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. — Publications, Vol. ii., No. i.

Pierson, B. W. — Chart of Cyrus P. Leland Genealogy.

Suffolk County Historical Society. — ^Year Book, 1899.

Thompson, Fred. D.— Annual Report N. Y. Society Library; Report Ex-
exutive Committee N. Y. Historical Society; List of Members N. Y. Historical
Society; Address John A. Stevens before General Society Sons of Revolution.

Underbill, David Harris.— Constitution, By-Laws and Officers Underbill

Wilson, Jas. Grant. — Memorial Jos. P. Wickham, D.D.

Wisconsin Historical Society. — Address at Dedication of Building.

Wyoming Commem. Association. — Proceedings, igoo.

$2.00 per Annum.

Single Numbers, 60 Cents.

\'()L. XXXII.

No. 2.


Genealogical and Biographical




April, 1901.


226 West 58TH Street, New York.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.

Publication Committee :

Dk. henry R. stiles, Editor.





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I. Portrait of Gen. William Scudder Stryker

II. Depew Homestead, Peekskill, N. V

III. The Book of the King Family .

IV. Portrait of John .-\lsop King

Gen. William Scudder Stryker . . . . .
The Descendants of William Chadsev. By Dr. J. Chadsey
Records of the Church of Christ in Salem, Wi:stchester Co., N. Y.

(Continued from Vol. XXXII., page 16)

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

(Continued from Vol. XXXII., page 56)

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New

York. Baptisms. (Continued from Vol. XXXII., page 24)
Records of the King Family of Southold, Suffolk County, N. Y.

Communicated by Mr. Rufus King

Gravestone Inscriptions. Huntington, L. 1. (Continued from \'ol.

XXXII., page 52)

Records of the Corporation of Zion in New Germantown in

West Jersey. Births and Baptisms. Contributed by Ben. Xaii D. Fisher.

(Continued from Vol. XXXII., page 39)

The Records of Phlippi, now Southeast, Putnam Co., N. Y. Tran-
scribed and Contributed by H. Calkins, Jr

Two Distinguished Members of the Sedgwick Family— Robert

and Theodore. By L. Hasbrouck von Sahler ....
Onondaga County Records, 1791. (Cont. from A^ol. XXXII., page 30)
Crosby Families. By Sarah Louise Kimball



Obituaries. John Alsop King— Joseph Henry


Society Proceedings

Queries. Lott — Sommers — Wheeler — Burgess

Book Notices



facing 76
facing 89

Petty -Eliphalet Nott





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NOTICE.— The Publication Committee aims to admit into the Record only such new Genea-
logical, Biographical, and Historical matter as may be relied on for accuracy and authenticity, but
neither the Society nor its Committee is responsible for opinions or errors of contributors, whether
published under the name or without signature.

The Record is issued quarterly, on the first of January, April,
July and October. Terms : $2.00 a year in advance. Subscriptions
should be sent to H. P. GIBSON, Treasurer,

226 West 58th Street,

New York City.
For Advertising Rates apply to the Treasurer.



Vol. XXXII. NEW YORK, APRIL, 1901. No. 2.


By William Nelson.

The Strykers are among the oldest and best known families
in Holland, one branch having been located near The Hague for
eight centuries, and another living near Rotterdam. Many
ancient tombs of the family, with sculptured arms surmounted
by a ducal coronet, are to be seen in the old cathedral of St.
Bavon, Haarlem.

Jan Strycker came to New Amsterdam in 1652, and two years
later removed to Midwout (now Flatbush), Long Island, where
for nearly twenty years he was the Chief Magistrate, and held
various positions, civil and military, until his death in 1697, at the
age of eighty-two. His son, Pieter Strycker (1653-1741), in 17 10
bought a tract of four thousand acres in Somerset County, on
which two of his sons and four of his grandsons settled ( 1 730-1 740).
One of these grandsons (son of Jan, 1684- 17 70) was Abraham
(1715-1777), who removed to New Jersey in the spring of 1740.
He was the father of Christoffel H. Strycker (i 761-1805) whose
son Thomas J. Stryker (1800-1872) was one of the best known
and most respected citizens of Trenton, where he held many
public and private places of trust. He married a daughter of
John Scudder, a descendant of Thomas Scudder, who is men-
tioned in the annals of Salem, Mass., as early as 1653.

Of this mingled Holland and New England ancestry, settled
in America for two and a half centuries, was William Scudder
Stryker, born in Trenton, June 6, 1838.* He was graduated at
Princeton College in 1858, and immediately began studying law,
but when President Lincoln's first call for troops came, the young
law student abandoned everything in his eagerness to respond
to his country's summons, and enlisted as a private, April 16,
1 86 1, his company being ordered on special duty the same day.
He served three months at this time. In the summer of 1862 he
assisted in the organization of the Fourteenth Regiment, New
Jersey Volunteers. He was commissioned Paymaster, with the
rank of Major, February 19, 1863, and ordered to Hilton Head,
S. C. A service more congenial to his martial spirit was opened
to him when he was made Major and Aide-de-Camp on the staff
of Major-General Quincy A. Gillmore, July 8, 1863, then in com-
mand of the Tenth Army Corps, in the vicinity of Hilton Head,

♦See Genealogical Record of the Strycker Family, compiled by William S. Stryker.
Camden, 1887. 8 vo., pp. 112. Printed for private distribution among members of tlie family

66 Gen. William Sciidder Stryker. [April

S. C. Here he participated in the capture of Morris Island, July
lo, 1863, and in the assaults on Fort Wagner. At a critical
moment in one of these engagements he was dispatched with
orders to a distant point. The way was swept by a storm of
shot and shell from the rebel batteries, but the gallant young
officer calmly galloped through it all, delivered his message, and
returned in safety. Thousands on both sides watched breath-
lessly that dauntless rider. Years after, at an Army reunion, an
officer told General Stryker that he and others who beheld with
straining eyes that wonderful braving of almost certain death
never believed it possible that he could win his way through the
fierce hail that hurtled across his path. Another fearful ex-
perience was the bloody night attack on Fort Wagner, on July 18,
1863. He was one of the few surviving officers who had the
pleasure of witnessing the unveiling, thirty years after, of that
superb statue erected in Boston in memory of Col. Robert G.
Shaw, who fell in the van of that attack with his heroic colored
regiment. On account of illness contracted in the arduous
service in the siege of Charleston he was transferred to the Pay-
master's Department at Columbus, Ohio. On the way he stopped
at Washington to deliver messages to the President. Mr. Lincoln
was greatly interested in the handsome young officer, and began
to question him about some of his experiences and observations,
when suddenly he saw him reel in faintness. He caught him in
his arms, laid him on a lounge, sent for and applied restoratives,
and ministered to him with all the tender sympathy of a woman,
until he recovered sufficiently to return to his hotel. Gen. Stryker
retired from the army in June, 1866, with the rank of Brevet-
Lieutenant-Colonel, and again took up his residence in his native
city. He was appointed Adjutant-General of New Jersey, April
12, 1867, and by successive appointments, of various governors,
of different politics, he was continued until his death in the office
he so highly adorned. In 1S74 he was commissioned Brevet-

Immediately upon assuming his position as Adjudant-General,
he set about perfecting the war records of New Jersey, and in
1872 issued a stout octavo volume containing lists of officers and
men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War — the pioneer work
of the kind in America. In 1876 he brought out two large quarto
volumes of 1930 pages, giving the rosters and details of service of
Jerseymen in the Civil War. For many years he had been revising
and adding to the Revolutionary lists, and had also compiled
records of the service of Jerseymen in the Colonial Wars, the
Whiskey Insurrection of 1794, the War of 181 2, and the Mexican
War, all of which he hoped to have printed this year. In 1898 he
published a most admirable and exhaustive narrative of the Battles
of Trenton and Princeton, which at once took a high rank among
the histories of famous battles. His separate monographs on
historical subjects number a score or more, each and all exhibiting
the true spirit of historical research, as well as a pleasing literary
style. In 1899 Princeton University conferred upon him the
honorary degree of LL,D,

I90I-] The Descendants of Wililam Chadsey.


Gen. Stryker was President of the New Jersey Historical
Society since January, 1897, and of the New Jersey Society of the
Cmcmnati since July 4, of the same year; he was President of
the Trenton Batt e Monument Association from 1884 and it was

" co'st^ of 'Z 00'" "l^'X '\\ '^^^ ^P^^^^^^ ^^^^^ - "-ted a
a cost of $60,000. He had been a member of the New York

Genealogica and Biographical Society since 1889; was a Fellow

of the Royal Society of London, and was an honorary or active

S'th^srunTry.' "' '^' P''""'"' '^^^'^^^^^ ^"^ historic^l'socTed::

In person General Stryker was nearly six feet in height with

striHnSV^iit'r ^''""^' ^"^'^ proportioned, distinguished -d
^,-ffi^ T^T, handsome m appearance and manner. Naturally
fid delih^Tf)!'''. perfection of courtesy, and was a most gen a^
and delightful host or companion. His spacious and elee-ant
residence^ m Trenton was mainly a library with the rest of^fhl
house built around it. Here h^ had enteVra^ned many of the
distmgmshed men of the country; here he was most at his ease
and here he had surrounded himself with one of the largest and
most valuable collections of works and manuscripts on WriSn
history to be found m the United States ^nierican

For one who had been honored with his warm personal friend
ship for nearly thirty years it is difficult to sum up the pr ncioal
characteristics of General Stryker with reasonable reserve He
was studious and scholarly in his tastes; was attractrve and
entertaining to a rare degree in social intercourse; was a Ifncere

oTto4rTo^h^'' '" '^^^^ ^^"^'^"" gentleman. His deaJS, on
rii^i /^T ' ?°°' ""^"^^ ^^ ^ ^^^at personal bereavement to the
?hePst.°tl^''^^J';;''^' ^^^ [h^^^sands gathered from all parts of
the State to do honor to his memory, on the occasion of his
funera , which was a remarkable military pageanf By special
invitation of the New Jersey Legislature, the Society of the
Cincinnati of that State held their semi-annual meeting Februarv
22d,_i9oi m the State House at Trenton, and made i? a memS

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