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Island, 1700. died in Florida, Orange county.
New York, in 1789. He married Elizabeth
Phillips, born 1702, died 1788. Children:
Phillips ; Nathaniel, referred to below ; Will-
iam ; James, married, October 19, 1770,

Elizabeth Elting ; Hannah ; Elizabeth ; Sarah ;

(V) Nathaniel (3), son of Nathaniel (2) and
Elizabeth (Phillips) Roe, was born in Orange
county. New Y'ork, May 2, 1734, died there
in October, 1814. He married Susanna Roe,
born July 2, 1734, died October, 1814, a
cousin, and daughter of David Roe. Chil-
dren : Elizabeth, Abigail ; Nathaniel, referred
to below ; William, Julianna.

( \'I ) Nathaniel (4), son of Nathaniel (3)
and Susanna ( Roe) Roe, was born in Orange
county. New York, August 11, 1761, died
there May 23, 1833. He married, April 4,
1782, Mary Satterlee, born March 29, 1763,
died October 18, 1840. Children: Elizabeth,
married Thaddeus Seeley ; Abigail, married
(iarrett Curry; Lewis H., married Sally King;
Julkmna, married John • Green ; Thomas W.,

married Prime; Alvira ; Nathaniel S. ;

William, married Matilda Booth ; Genest ;
Jesse, referred to below.

(VII) Jesse, son of Nathaniel (4) and
Mary (Satterlee) Roe, was born in Orange
county, New York, July 2, 1806. died there
September 21, 1876. He lived on the old
homestead of over three hundred acres which
had been in the possession of the family for
over one hundred and seventy-five years. He
was a Republican in politics, and an elder in
the Presbyterian church. He married Dolly
C. Booth, born June, 1812, died October, 1886.
Children: George W., born November 12,
1832, died June 27, 1850; Thomas H., born
May 8, 1835, died December 12, 1894, mar-
ried Mary E. Coudrey ; Harriet M, born
April 3, 1837, died in 191 1, married, December
14. 1865, Charles R. Bull; Alfred B., re-
ferred to below; Virgil B., born November
19, 1843, died July 9, 1863; Mary C, born
October 22, 1845, married J. E. Mills ; Ma-
tilda, born October 27, 1849, died May i.

(VIII) Alfred B., son of Jesse and Dolly
C. (Booth) Roe, was born on the family
homestead in Orange county, New York.
August 12. 1840, and died January 7, 1905, in
New Mexico, where he had gone on account
of impaired health. He received his early
education in the public schools of his native
county and in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and
then assisted his father in the cultivation of
the homestead until his marriage, when he
was placed in charge of one of the outlying

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farms, and on the death of his father re-
turned to the homestead, which he made his
home until his death. He was a Republican
in politics, and was an elder in the Presby-
terian church and also one of the trustees of
the church in Chester. He married, February
25, 1869, Martha Durland, born September
16'. 1844,' died February 15, 1896. Children:
Matilda, born December 9. 1869, died Sep-
tember 23, 1901, married, in 1894, H. B. Mas-
ten : le'^sV. born March 28. 1872, now living
in Buffalo, New York ; Amelia D., born April
7. 187(1, died December 7. 1809; Alfred, re-
ferred to below : Marian, died in infancy.

(IX) Alfred, son of Alfred B. and Martha
( DurlanfH Roe, was born on the family home-
stead in Orange county, near Chester. New
York, June 19, 1880, and is now living there.
He received his early education at Chester
Academy, and then attended Lafayette Col-
lege at Easton. Pennsylvania. He then be-
came assistant to his father in the manage-
ment of the homestead, which he inherited at
the death of the latter, and which he still
cultivates. He is a justice of the peace for
Orange county, and is a member of the board
of education of Chester. He is a member of
tlie Grange, and is a member of the Lafayette
College Chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon
fraternity. He is a Republican in politics, and
a Presbyterian in religion, and has served as
one of the trustees of the church in Chester.
He married, .April 3, 1902, Frances A., born
August 17, 1881, daughter of Benjamin F.
and Mary (King) Decker, of Campbell Hall,
New York. Children : Alfred Russell, born
January 30, 1905 ; Francis Jesse, born Octo-
ber 23, 1909.

From the earliest
SCHERMRRHORN bc,ginnings of the

state of New York
this name has been prominently identified
therewith and now lias numerous representa-
tives in various sections of the state and
througlif)ut the Union. It has given the name
to a street of Greater New York and has
been especially identified with business inter-
ests in that city for many generations, though
the founder of the family settled early at

d) This family was established in the Mo-
hawk Valley by Jacob Janse Schermerhorn,

born in 1622, in Waterland, Holland, died at
Schenectady, New York, 1689. In 1654 his
father was a resident of Amsterdam, Holland.
At an early day Jacob Janse Schermerhorn
came to Beverwyck, where he became pros-
perous as an Indian trader and brewer. In
1648 he transgressed the law against selling
arms and ammunition to the Indians. He was
tried by order of Governor Stuyvesant and
sentenced to banishment for five years and the
confiscation of his property. Several leading
citizens interfered in his behalf and succeeded
in having the banishment clause of the sen-
tence revoked, but his property was totally
lost. These proceedings against Jacob J.
Schermerhorn formed later a ground for com-
plaint against Stuyvesant to the states-general.
By his will he devised property worth 56,822
guilders (about $23,000), so the old pioneer
soon retrieved his fortunes. His estate was
considered very large at that time, and was
exceeded by few except the patroons and men
of high official rank. He married Jannetje
Segers, a daughter of Cornelius Scgerse Van
Voorhoudt. He made his will May 20, 1688,
and soon after died in Schenectady. He men-
tions in his will children : Ryer ; Symon, see
forward : Helena, married Mynder Harmense
Van Der Bogart; Jacob; Machletdt, married
Johannes Beekman ; Cornelis ; Jannetje, mar-
ried Caspar Springstein; Neeltje, married
Barent Ten Eyck ; Lucas.

(II) Symon, second son of Jacob Janse and
Jannetje Segers (Van \'oorhoudt) Schermer-
horn, was born in Albany, New York. He re-
sided in Schenectady until 1690. He was
among the sufferers in the Indian raid on that
town, which they burned February 9, 1690,
and in the bitter cold of that night he rode
to Albany to carry the news, in spite of hav-
ing been shot through the thigh and his horse
having been also wounded. In 1691 he re-
moved to New York City, where he died about
1696. At the time of the Schenectady
massacre his son Johannes and three negro
servants were killed. He married Willempie
Viele, probably a daughter of Arnout Cor-
nelisse Viele. Two children were baptized in
Albany: Johannes, July 23, 1684, and Arnout.
mentioned below. Two were baptized after
his removal to New York: Maria, July 5.
1693 : Jannetje, March 24, 1695.

(III) Arnout, second son of Symon and
Willempie (Viele) Schermerhorn, was bap-



tized November 7, 1686, in Albany, New York.
He was a boy of about five years when he
removed with his parents to New York. There
he made his home and married Marytje Beek-
man, baptized Maryken, June 23, 1692, at the
Dutch church in New York, daughter of
Johannes and Aeltje (Thomas) Beekman.
Children, baptized in New York: Catharina,
May 10, 171 1 ; Willemyntje, October 14, 1713,
married Pieter Canon ; Johannes, mentioned
below; Aeltie, May 19, 1717; Jannetje, Sep-
tember 20, 1719.

(IV) Johannes (John), only son of Arnout
and Maryken (Beekman) Schermerhorn, was
baptized July 13, 1715, in New York, where
he died September 10, 1768. The Dutch
church records show his marriage, June 16,
1741, to Sara Canon. She was born June 6,
baptized June 11, 1721, daughter of Jan and
Maria (Le Grand) Canon. Children:
Arnout, baptized March 14, 1742 ; Maria, De-
cember 21, 1743, married J. Marschalk; Jo-
hannes, January 15, 1746; Simon, January 20,
1748; Peter, mentioned below; Sara, October

9, 1751-

(V) Peter, fourth son of Johannes (John)
and Sara (Canon) Schermerhorn, was bap-
tized October i, 1749, at the Dutch church of
New York, and resided in that city. He mar-
ried, September 5, 1771, Elizabeth Bussing,
born July 24, 1752, died January 8, 1809,
daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Mesier)
Bussing (see Bussing HI). Children: John
Peter, born 1775 ; Peter, mentioned below ;
Abraham. April 9, 1783 ; George, May 16,
1785; Elizabeth, June 15, 1787; Jane, March
25, 1792, wife of Rev. William Creighton.

(VI) Peter (2), second son of Peter (i)
and Elizabeth (Bussing) Schermerhorn, was
born April 22, 1781, in New York, where he
died June 23, 1852, and was buried in Green-
wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. He married,
April 5, 1804, Sarah Jones, born March 13,
1782. died April 28, 1845, and was buried be-
side her husband. Her father, John Jones,
was born January i, 1755, and died September
29, 1806. His wife, Eleanor, was a daughter
of William Colford, and both were of Eng-
lish extraction. Children : Peter Henry, born
March 23, 1805, died at the age of two years;
John Jones. August 17, 1806; Peter A., men-
tioned below; Edmund H., December 5, 1815,
died in Newport, Rhode Island; James J.,
September 25, 1818; William Colford, June

22^ 182 1, resided in New York and was buried
in Greenwood.

(VII) Peter Augustus, third son of Peter
(2) and Sarah (Jones) Schermerhorn, was
born January 13, 181 1, in New York City, died
May 6, 1845. He married, December 9, 1835,
Adeline E., daughter of Henry A. Coster, born
May 18, 1818, survived her husband twenty-
eight years, dying June 8, 1873. Children :
Ellen, wife of R. Tilden Auchmuty ; Henry
A., born January 29, 1841, died June 9, 1869;
Frederick Augustus, mentioned below.

(VIII) Captain Frederick Augustus Scher-
merhorn. second son of Peter Augustus and
Adeline E. (Coster) Schermerhorn, was born
November i, 1844, in New York. He was
educated in private schools, and entered Co-
lumbia College in the class of 1865. He did
not complete the course, as he desired to take
a military training in the United States Mili-
tary Academy at West Point. The outbreak
of the civil war led to his enlistment, in 1864,
in his twentieth year, as a soldier, and he was
commissioned second lieutenant of Company
C. One Hundred and Eighty-fifth Regiment
New York Volunteer Infantry. He was mus-
tered in January, 1865, and went to the front
with the Army of the Potomac, in which he
acted as aide-de-camp to Major-General
Charles Griffin. For gallant conduct at the
battle of Five Forks, Virginia, in 1865, Lieu-
tenant Schermerhorn was brevetted captain
and he continued to serve until peace suc-
ceeded war. Returning to his studies in 1865
he entered the School of Mines of Columbia
College, from which he was graduated in
1868 with the degree of Mining Engineer. He
again became interested in military affairs and
was seven years a member of the National
Guard of the State of New York, entering as
private, and rising through various promotions
to first lieutenant of Company K in the fa-
mous Seventh New York Regiment. Pos-
sessed of independent means Captain Scher-
merhorn has given liberally of his time and
effort, as well as financial support, to the pro-
motion of various philanthropic and progres-
sive societies. Since 1877 he has been a trus-
tee of Columbia College, was long manager,
recording secretary and president of the New
York Institution for the Blind, a supporter
of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a
member of the American Geographical .Society
and the Loyal Legion. He is interested in

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yachting and holds membership m the New
York, Sewanhaka and Cornithian Yacht
clubs, \arious social and other clubs in which
he holds membership include the Tuxedo,
Metropolitan, Coaching, Riding, Country,
Rockaway Hunt, Union. City and Knicker-

This old Dutch name is
WESTERX'ELT derived from a locality

in Holland, meaning the
'•western field," and was brought to .\merica
in 1662. ^ , ,

(I) In the year T662, Lubbert Lubbertsen
\'an Westervelt and Gessie Roelofs Van
Houten, his wife, and six children, as immi-
grants, came from Meppel in the province of
Drenthe in Holland, reaching New Amster-
dam about May i. They crossed in the Dutch
West Indies ship "Faith." In December, 1662,
they settled in Flatliush. where he purchased
a farm. Their children were : Lubbert, Roelof ,
John, juriacn. Margretie, and Mary. It is
probable that Lubbert Lubbertson had a sec-
ond wife, as the records of the Dutch church
in New York show the baptism on March 2,
1681, of .^cltie, daughter of Lubbert Lubbert-
sen and Hilletic Paulus.

(II) Roelof, second son of Lubbert Lub-
bertsen Van Westervelt, married Ursulina
Steinerts, probably from Thymens, as her
name appears in the records of the first Dutch
church of New York as Ursulina Thymens.
They had children: Jannetie. born 1686; Kas-
porus, mentioned below; Johannes, 1695;
Ariantie, 1699; Maritie, 1704; Annatie, 1707.
The New York church records show the bap-
tism of another child, Janneken, September
27, 1691.

(III) Kasporus Roelofson Westervelt was
bnrn in \(y)4 in Flatbush. He married Aeltie
Hougart. Children: Orselana, born 1715;
Roelof, mentioned below; Maritie, 1720; Jan,
1722; Annatie, 1724; Cornelius, 1726; Benja-
min, 1727; Maria, 1729; Elizabeth. 1731, died
ymiiig; Jacobus, 1733: Elizabeth, 1735.

(1\') Roelof (2), secontl child and eldest
son of Kasporus and Aeltie (Rougart) West-
ervelt, was born June 15, 1718. He married
.\rjaenty Rnmein. Children: Casporus, born
1751: Aeltie, 1753; Albert, mentioned below.

fV) Albert, junior son of Roelof (2) and
.Arnjacnty (Romein) Westervelt, was born
March ^, 17^4. died November 6. 1820. He

settled upon a farm in the town of Ramapo,
Rockland county. New York. He married at
Schraalenburg, New Jersey, Maria Van Saun,
born November 4, 1761, died January 21,
1853. Children: Ralph, born November ^i,
1780; Nancy, 1785; Jacob. 1788; Jacobus,
mentioned below ; Hester and Sarah.

( \T ) James (baptized Jacobus), fourth
child of Albert and Maria (Van Saun) West-
er\elt. was born October 24, 1792, at Ramapo,
Rockland county. New York, died there Octo-
ber 17, 1879. He was a farmer, a member of
the Dutch Reformed church, and gave his po-
litical support to the Democratic party. He
married Hannah Teneyck, born January 22,
1797, died January 15, 1853. Children: i.
Sylvester, mentioned below. 2. Marie An-
toinette, born August 19, 1822, died February
28, 1887, in Spring \'alley, Rockland county.
New York. 3. U)hn Henry, October 21, 1827.
died October 18, 1868. in New York City. 4.
Schuyler, July 27, 1829, still living. 5. Louisa.
January 18, 1832, died July 12, 1856, in
Ramapo, Rockland county. New York. 6.
Sarah Ellen, January i, 1840, died October 6,
1874. in Ramapo.

(VTI) Sylvester, eldest child of James and
Hannah (Teneyck) Westervelt, was born
March 9, 1821. at Ramapo, died January .:r4,
1901. in Newark, New Jersey. He learned the
trade of carriage builder in that town, and
engaged in business of his own at Ramapo,
removing to Haverstraw, New York, and sub-
sequently to Newark. New Jersey. In 1854
he took charge of the Phoeni.x Carriage Works
at Stamford, Connecticut, and in i860 re-
turned to Newark, where he was superinten-
dent of a wheel factory. He was a Republican
in political principles. He married (first), De-
cember 31. 1844, Margaret Rlauvelt. born
April 2, 1825. in Ramapo. Rockland county.
New York, died January 25. 1849 ; daughter of
Joseph C. and Rebecca (Ramsen) Blauvelt
(see Blauvelt VII). He married (second)
Eliza Frances Van Name, born July 15. 1825.
died January 19. iSCxr). He married (third)
Ann Maria Ostrom. widow, born .\ugust 20.
1822. died April 28. 1904. Children of the
first marriage: Warner Wesley, mentioned
below; Margaret, born January 9, 1849, died
February 3, 1849. Child of the second mar-
riage: Mary Alice, horn August 26. 1852

(VIII) Warner Wesley, eldest child of Syl-
vester and Margaret (Blauvelt). Westervelt,



was born July 13, 1847, at Ramapo. He at-
tended the public schools in Spring Valley
and Stamford, Connecticut, also at Newark,
New Jersey, and again at Spring Valley. En-
tering the Normal College at Albany, New
York, he was graduated in 1867, and engaged
in teaching in the Union Academy at Belle-
ville, New York. Later he was a teacher in
the Union Hall Academy at Jamaica, Long
Island, and following this in the Polytechnic
Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Afterward
he taught in the Ashland public school of
East C)range, New Jersey, and the public
school of Piainfield, New Jersey. He was ad-
mitted to the New York bar in 1880 and since
then has practised his profession in New York
City, and now resides at Woodcliff Lake, Ber-
gen county. New York. With his family Mr.
Westervelt affiliated with the Dutch Reformed
church of West New Hempstead ( known as
the Brick Church), in the town of Ramapo.
He is an earnest supporter of Republican prin-
ciples, but takes no part in practical politics,
and has never been a candidate for official

He married, August 4, 1869, in East Orange,
New Jersey, Mary Amelia, born September 30,
1847, in Livingston, Esse.x county. New Jer-
sey, daughter of Henry Oscar, and Charlotte
(Osborn) Beach. Henry O. Beach was born
July I, 1825, in Livingston, Essex county, New
Jersey, where he now resides ; his wife, Char-
lotte C^sborn, was born August 27, 1824, died
February 15, 191 1; children: Mary Amelia,
mentioned above, as the wife of W. W. West-
ervelt ; Clarence Eugene, born July, 1851, died
April 16, 1910; Maurice Beach, and Eliza Vir-
ginia, March 3, 1863.

Children of W. W. Westervelt and wife: i.
Jennie Elizabeth, born June 3, 1870, is the
wife of Thomas Jefiferson Ward, residing at
Hanover, Morris county. New Jersey. 2. and
3. Burton Blauvelt and Bessy Beach, twins,
August 22, 1872 ; the latter died one month
old. and the former, April 6, 191 1, in Hack-
ensack. New Jersey. 4. Mary Amelia, No-
vember 29, 1876. 5. Margaret, October 31,
1878; married, April 29, 1908, Samuel D.
Yates, and resides in Jersey City, New Jersey.
6. Warner \\'esley, January 29, 1883, married
Ada Louise Cromwell, July 12, 1910; resides
in Hackensack, New Jersey. 7. Stewart Liv-
ingston, August 12, 1891.

(The Blauvelt Line.)

(V) Joseph, third son of Johannes G. (q.
V.) and Marytje (Smidt) Blauvelt, was born
September 17, 1740, baptized September 21,
at Tappan, died March 15, 1789, in the town
of Ramajjo, New York. He married. May
13, 1769, Hannah Demorest, born August i,
1749. Children: John, born May 8, 1770;
Nicholas, June 4, 1772; Cornelius, mentioned
below; Daniel, December 16, 1782.

(VI) Cornelius, third son of Joseph and
Hannah (Demorest) Blauvelt, was born June
12, 1775, in Ramapo, died June 12, 1858. He
marriecl, November 4, 1796, Bridget Talman,
born August 9, 1778, daughter of Jan and
Frynckye (Mebie) Talman. Children: Joseph
C, mentioned below; John, born August 21.
1801 : Cornelius, August 20, 1808; Abraham
C. J., December 18. 181 1; Tunis; Nicholas C.

(VII) Joseph Cornelius, eldest child of
Cornelius and Bridget (Talman) Blauvelt, was
born November 8, 1798, in Ramapo, died Jan-
uary 5, 1883, in Spring Valley. He married.
May 12, 1821, Rebecca Ramsen. born June 20,
1803, i" New York City, died at Spring Val-
ley, April 21, 1885. Children: Mary, born
March 5, 1822, married John DeBaun. and
died July 6, 1845 : Isaac Ramsen and Mar-
garet, twins, April 2, 1825 ; Aaron DuBois,
June 21, 1832; John Calvin, October 29, 1835 ;
Cornelius Edmund, January 4, 1838.

(VIII) Margaret, second daugiiter of Jo-
seph C. and Rebecca (Ramsen) Blauvelt. and
twin of Isaac R., became the wife of Sylvester
Westervelt, of Ramapo (see Westervelt VII).

Celtic in origin, the name
MORG.AN Morgan, in the principality of

Wales, is older than the ad-
vent of the Saxon race or language. The
derivation has not been conclusively deter-
mined, but Dixon, an English authority on
surnames, says that it means by sea, or by
the sea, which is probably as nearly accurate
as any explanation may be. The name is al-
lied to the Scotch ceann mor, meaning big
head, or perhaps big headland. Another pos-
sible derivation is from the Welsh more can.
meaning sea burn, which is not essentially
different from the former interpretation, by
the sea.

The name was common at the time of the
Conquest, and appears in the Domesday Book
and in the Battle Abbey Roll. Among the

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Welsh, several sovereign princes and other
potentates of the Morgan stock were living
as far back as the year 300 or 400. One of
these princes, Morgan of Gla Morgan, in
725, is said to have invented trial by jnry, a
procedure which he called "the apostolic law."
"As Christ and the twelve Apostles are finally
to judge the world, so human tribunals should
be composed of the king and twelve wise
men."' This institution preceded by a century
and a half the time of .Alfred the Great, who
is generally credited with the law.

In the latter part of the sixteenth century
the family from which were derived the an-
cestors of the .American branch, moved from
A\'ales to Bristol. England. The immediate
family of Miles Morgan, who came to Massa-
chusetts, was of Glamorganshire, Wales, and
there is reason to believe that his father was
William Morgan. Among the early families
of the American pioneers there was tradition
of a little book owned by James Morgan, the
brother of Miles Morgan, dated before 1600,
and inscribed with the name of William Mor-
gan of Llandaff. Other evidence in the shape
of antique gold sleeve-buttons stamped "W.
M.," in the possession of James Morgan,
pointed to the same conclusion, and these were
said to have been an heirloom from \\'illiam
Morgan of I.landaff.

Arms — or, a griffin segreant sable ; crest — a
reindeer's head couped or, attired gules ; mot-
to — Onward and Upward.

(I) Miles Morgan, who founded the family
of his name in New England, was born prob-
ably in Llandaff, Glamorganshire, Wales,
about 1615. Accompanying his older brother,
James Morgan, who settled in New London,
Connecticut, and John Morgan, who went to
Virginia, he sailed from Bri.stol, England, and
arrived in Boston in April, 1636. His first
residence was in Roxbury, and there it is be-
lieved he remained some years. Subscqucntlv
he joined the company which, led by Sir \\'ill-
iam Pynchon, had founded Agawam (Spring-
field) on the Connecticut river. It is not a
historical certainty that he was with the first
company which went inland from Boston, or
that he was one of the founders of Agawam.
That place was established in 1636. and the
name of Miles Morgan appears on the rec-
ords in 1643, showing that he was there be-
fore that time, but how long before is not

He became one of the leading men of Aga-
wam. He acquired an extensive tract of land,
and was also a trader, sailing a vessel up and
down the river. One of the few fortified
houses in Agawam belonged to him, and he
was one of the leaders of the militia, having
the rank of sergeant. In all the fighting in
which the little settlement was engaged to
protect itself from the attack of the surround-
ing ravages, he was much depended upon for 1
his valor and his skill as a soldier. When,
during King Philip's \\'ar, in 1675, the In-
dians made an attack on Agawam and nearly
destroyed the town, his house was the central
place of refuge for the beleagured inhabitants.
His sons, following the footsteps of their fa-
ther, were two noted Indian hunters, and one
of them, Pelatiah Morgan, was killed by the
Indians. In the "records or list of ye names
of the townsmen or men of this Towne of
Springfield in February, 1664, written by Eli-
zur Holyoke,"' he appears as Serj. Miles Mor-
gan. In 1655-57, 1660-62-68 he was a select-
man. He served as constable one year, and
at different times as fence viewer, highway
surveyor, and overseer of highways, and also
on various town committees. He died May
28. 1699. A bronze statue of a Puritan sol-
dier standing in one of the public parks of
Springfield enduringly connnemorates his

He married (first) in 1643, Prudence Gil-
bert of Beverly, Massachusetts. The tradi-
tion is that on the vessel on which he came to
Boston Prudence Gilbert was also a passen-
ger, and there he made her acquaintance.
She was coming to the new world to join
mem.bers of her family already located in Bev-

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