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of Gilbert Brooks of Rehoboth. Issue :

23. i. Nathaniel, b. March 10, 1680; mar. Oct. 21, 1703, Sarah

Marrick.

24. ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1681 ; mar. July 16, 1701, Israel

Packer.

25. iii. A son, still-born, Oct. 21, 1683.

26. iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1684 ; mar. Dec. 28, 1709, John

White, Jr.

27. V. Robert, b. Aug. 27, 1686 ; died Apr. 11, 1687.

28. vi. Seth, b. Oct. 1688.

29. vii. Mehitabel, b. June i, 1694 ; d. Feb. 25, 1695.

30. viii. Another son, still-born, June 4, 1697.

31. ix, Bethia, b. Aug. i, 17CO ; d. Oct. 6, 1794-

10. Samuel Grossman, son of Robert^ and Sarah (Kingsbury) Gross-
man, b. July 25, 1667 ; mar. (i) Dec. 19, 1689, Elizabeth Bell ; (2)
Dec. 26, 1696, Mary Sawyer. Issue :

By 1ST Wife.

32. i. Elizabeth, b. 31 Oct., 1691.
'^■^. ii. Thomas, b. 13 Aug., 1694.

By 2D Wife.

34. iii. Joseph and Samuel (twins), b. 23 Aug., 1697.

35. iv. Robert, b. 29 April, 1699.

36. V, Barnabas, b. 12 Mar., 1701.

37. vi. Gabriel, b. 6. Nov., 1702.

38. vii. Sarah, b. 15 May, 1704.

39. viii. Phinehas, b. 31 July, 1707.

40. ix. Theophilus, b. 18 Mar., 1709.

21. Benjamin Grossman, son of John^ and Joanna (Thayer) Gross-
man, b. Jan. 8, 1708; mar. Aug. 11, 1737, Bethia Haskins, dau. of
. . . Haskins, of Taunton. He died May 24, 1792. His wife died
Aug. 26, 17S6. Issue :

41. i. Tamithy, mar. George Dean.

42. ii, Bethia.

43. iii. Prudence, mar. Jabish Rounds.

44. iv. Priscilla, mar. Amos Cole.

45. V. Benjamin, mar. Tamerson Austin.

46. vi. Deborah, mar. Richard Dean.

47. vii. Hannah, mar. Lewis Briggs.

^-48. viii. Abner, b. at Taunton, Mar. 18, 1746 ; mar. at Queen's
Village (Lloyd's Neck), L. I., April 11, 1776, Betsey Bar-
ker. Died Dec. 25, 1812 ; buried on Lloyd's Neck.

49. ix. Simeon, b. June 14, 1741, at Taunton.

50. X. Asa, mar. Aaron Cole.

51. xi. Asahel, mar. Olive Bliss.

52. xii. Sylvia, mar. Enoch Hunt.



3o The Grossman Family. [April,

49. Simeon Grossman, son of Benjamin^' and Bethia (Haskins) Cross-
man, b. June 14, 174 I ; mar. at Queens Village (Lloyd's Neck) Feb. 6,
1775, Sarah Smith, dau. of Samuel Smith of Huniington, L. I. (b. Mar.
22, 1750). Simeon Grossman died at Half-way-Hollow Hills, Suffolk
Go., L. I., Nov, I, 1830 ; interred in the family burial ground at that
place. Issue :

53. i. Simeon, b. Jan. 25, 1775.

ii. Asahe', b. June i, 1776 ; mar. Sabrey Gregory,
iii. Gilbert, b. Oct. 3, 1777.
iv. David, b. Jan. 12, 1780.

V. Polly, b. Oct. 3, 1 78 1 ; mar. Jacob Gobb ; d. April — , 1844.
vi. Priscilla, b. Jan. 16, 1785 ; mar. Isaac Weeks,
vii. Sally, b. Sept. 16, 1786 ; mar. Nathaniel Read,
viii. Ebenezer, b. July 12, 1788.
ix. Glarissa, b. June 28, 1791 ; mar. Jonathan Howard of West

Neck, Nov. 8, 1810 ; d. March 6, 1872.
X. Alanson, b. April 14, 1794.



54
55
56
57
58

59
60

61
62
53



Simeon Grossman, Jr., son of Simeon*' and Sarah (Smith) Gross-
man, b. at Huntington, Suffolk Go., L. I., January 25, 1775 ; served as
a substitute for Elbert Sammis in the War of 1812. After his discharge
he embarked on board a vessel for New York. On his way home the
vessel was becalmed off Sand's Point, L. I., and he landed and started to
walk to Huntington. To avoid a walk of several miles, he attempted to
swim the inlet at the head of Hempstead Harbor, when he was taken with
the cramps and was drowned.

55. Gilbert Grossman, son of Simeon''' and Sarah (Smith) Grossman,
b. Oct. 3, 1777 ; mar. (i) Nov. 18, 1798, Betsey Finch, dau. of . . .
Finch of Huntington, L. I. (b. May 15, 1770 ; d.

April 9, 18 19). He mar. Sep. 24, 1822, Mary (Frost) Valentine, widow
of George Valentine and dau. of Stephen and Sarah (Gock) Frost of
Matinecock, L. I., then in her 38th year. He was then 45. She died at
West Neck, Sep. 27, 1839. Gilbert Grossman died at West Neck, Nov. 24,
1856. Issue, all by ist wife :

63. i. Alfred Burrell, b. Aug. 27, 1799 5 "^^''- Mary R. Rushmore

in 1823 ; d. Feb'y 3, 1859.

64. ii. Betsey .\melia, b. Aug. 3, 1801 ; mar. Gharles H. Davis ; d.

Dec. 29, 1825.

65. iii. Sarah, b. Nov. 18, 1803 ; d. unmar. Dec. 16, 1882.

66. iv. Amanda, b. Jan. 12, i8c6 ; m. Brewster Gonklin.

- 67, v. Gilbert, b. June 16, 1808 ; mar. Jan. 21, 1S34, Mary Gould ;
d. Sep. 8, 1873.

68. vi. Susan, b. May 19, 1810; mar. Walter Brush; d, Feb. 27,

1876.

67. Gilbert Grossman, son of Gilbert^s and Betsey (Finch) Grossman,
b. June 16, 1808 ; mar. Mary Gould, dau. of David and Mary (Rusco)
Gould, Jan. 21, 1834 (b. Nov. 7, iSio ; d. Dec. 3, 1878). He died Sep.
8, 1873. Issue :

69. i. Wilmot Gould, b. Aug. 22, 1847.

70. ii. El wood, b. Oct, 10, 1849 ; mar, Mary McKay,

71. iii, Anna, b. Sep. 3, 1851 ; mar. Gharles H, Peck.



1 89 1.] Records of ihe Reformed Dutch Church in IS'tw York. gi



RECORDS OF THE REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH IN THE
CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms.



(Continued from Vol. XXII., p. 14, of The Record.)





Jan



/



1733, OUDERS.

17. Gerard Beekman,

Catharina Pro-

voost.
21. Fracis Warne, Eva

Egt.
28. James Livingston,

Maria Kierstede.

[520.]

31. Willem Rome, Antje
Wessels.
Wessel W e s s e 1 s e ,
Rachel Van Im-
biirg.
Febr : 4. Fredrik Philipse,
Joanna Brokliols.
Jacob Van Deurse,
Helena Van
Deurse.
7. Daniel Gaiitje, Maria
Bogert.
Hendriciis Cavaljer,

Helena Burger.

Richard Norwood,

Maria Cool.

18. James Franklin,

Maria Drink water.

David Abeel, Maria

Diiyke.
Cornells Van Vegten,

Neeltje Biilsing.
Petriis Kip, Margrita

Blom.
Abraham Boke, Re-
becca Peers.
Abraham
Deurse,
Koek.
Jan Foiman,

beth Wesselze.
Richard Kip, Maria

Ellis.
Petrus Loiiw, Rachel
Roseveldt.
6



KINDERS, GETUYGEN.

David. David Provoost, An-

neke Van de Water.

Robbert. M a r i n u s Egt, Aaltje

Harsse.
Jacobus. Herman Winkler, Geer-

truda Van Kingswil,

z. h. V.



23-



25.
Maert 2.



Van

Antje

Eliza-



Willem. Laurens Wessels, Su-

sanna Bratt, z. h. v.

Wessel. Andries Meyer, Geertje

Zantvoort.

Margarita. Adolf Philipze, Margarita

de Peyster.
Jacob. Jan Van Aarnem, Aaltje

Van Deurse.

Daniel. Willem Bogert, Junior,

Teunlje Pieterse.

Hendriciis. Johannes Blank, Cornelia
Piket.

Andrew. Meljora Liiwes.

Jacobus. Johannes Ten Eyk,

Antje Drinkwater.
Gerard lis. Riitger Blyker, Johanna

Van Bnig.
Cornells. Pieter White, Maria Oyls,

Wed. John Oyls.
Abraham. Abraham Kip, Catha-

lyntje Marchalk.
Willem. Isaac Boke, Tanneke

Peers.
Abraham. Isaac Van Deurse, Anna

Waldron, z. h. v.

Johannes. Pieter Mazier, Jannetje
Wessel z, z. h. v.

Pelriis. Petriis Kip, Immetje

Van Dyk.

Nicolas. Jan Roseveldt, Catharina

Rose veldt.



32 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April,



^" 1733.


OUDERS.


KINDERS.


1 1.


John Coo, Jannetje
Van Zandt.


Jenneke.




Johannes Rome,


Coenraed




Elizabeth Ten


Ten Eyk.


14.


Eyk.
Abraham Blank,
Maria Laurensz.


Caparus.




Abraham Van

Aarnem Maria Van


Jacob.




Heyninge.
Johannes Ten Broek,


Hendrik.




Annatje Smit.






Dirk Ten Eyk,
Neel tj e Harden-


Neeltje.




berg.




[521.]

18.


A n d r i e s Meyer,
Geertje Wessels.


Ide.




Fre d e ri k Sebring,


Elisabeth.




Maria Provoost.






David CI a r k s n ,


Mattheus.




Anna M a r gri ta






Freman.






Jacob Kip, Engehje
Pels.


Bregje.


21.


Johannes Van
D eii rse, Geertje
Minthorne.


Geertje.


25.


Johannes Lesser, Eva
Bender,


Magdalcna,




Frenk K n e c h t v.


Willem.



•"



Van Gelder, Elisa-
beth Dienstmeid,

V, Ver Plank.
Liicas Van Vegten, Petriis.

Anna Woedert.
Archibald Robber- Isabel.

son, Elizabeth

VVilles.
April I. Philip French, Anna Pbilppiis.

Farmar.
Johannes Blank, Angnitje.

Rachel Andriesse.
8. John Galloway, An- Maria.

natje Lam.
Hero Ellis, Annatje Daniel.

de Peyster.
15. Frederik Bekker, Frederik.

Catharina Zenger.
Francis Bore, Aaltje Johannes.

Turk.



GETUYGEN.

Frederik Feyn, Mar-

garietje Feyn.
Samuel Ten Eyk, Anna

Ten Eyk.

Casparus Blank, Maria

Ten Broek.
Jacob Van Deurse, Sarah
Van Aarnem.

Bernardus Smit, Catha-
rina Forman,

Jacob ten Eyk, Neeltje
ten Eyk.



Jacobus T\irk, Maria
Meyer, z. h. v.

Johannes Van Zant,
Catharina Bensing,
z. h. V.

Mattheus Clarkson, Jo-
hanna Philipsee.

Abraham Pels, Bregje

Goetes.
Johannes Minthorne

Sarah Minthorne.

Gysbert Gerritsze, Hes-

ther Sibo.
Jan Knecht V. Brevoort

xMaria D°.



Jan Snet, Rachel Wimme.

Hermaniis Aalsteyn,
z. V.

Coll. Thomas Farmar,
Anna Billop, z. h. v.

Casparus Blank, Angnitje
Blank.

Johannes Lam, Christina
Lent.

Willem de Peyster, Anna
de Peyster.

J. Peter Zenger, Catha-
rina Maulin, z. h. v.

Johannes Turk, Antje
Kiiypers, z. h. v.



1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in NtW York. g'



A° 1733. OUDERS. KINDERS.

18. Willem Peek, Fen-.- Willem.

metje Doiiwe.
22. Joost Paalding, Sii- Joost.

sanna White.
25. Mattheiis Clarkzon, Mattheus.

Cornelia de Pey-

ster.
Hermanils Stymetz, Gerrit.

Elsje Heermans.
29. Jan Canon, Jenisia Le Gran.

Sens.



GETUYGEN.

Johannes Peek, .3ara
Doiiwe.

Abraham Paalding, Elisa-
beth Wels.

Hero Ellis, Catharina
Rutgers.

Egbert Heerman, Jan-

netje Heyer.
Joh. O p e n w a e 1 , Sara

Sens, z. h. v.



Johannes \Vebbers, Jacomyntje. Aarnoudt Webbers



]May



Annatje Van
Orden.
6. C o r n e 1 i s Klopper, Catharina.
Catharina Gere-
rard.
Joseph de Voe, Sara Abigael.
Blom.



[522.]

25. Sjoert Olferts, Mar- Jacobi'is.
grita Van Dijyn.
Johannes Van Wyk, Jannetje.

Jannetje Kortregt.
J oris Brinkerhof, Johannes.
Elisabeth Byrank.
Juny I. Jacob S a in m a n , Mattheus.
Catelyntje B e n -
sing.
3. Gerrit Cozyn, Mar- Maria.

gritje Jansse.
6. Michiel Cornelisse, Andries.
Elisabeth de Voe.
Gysbert Gerritsze, Willem.
Margrietje Lesjer.
13. Nicolaiis Bayard, Samuel.
Elisabeth R e y n -
ders.
Jan Goulet, Jannetje Catharina.

Canon.
Hendriciis Smith, Cornells.

Titia Rapalje.
Hendrik Bogert, Cor- Dorotea.
nelia de Grauw.
20. John Le Montes, Helena.
Aaltje Van Nor-
den.
JiSly I. Abraham Boelen, Anna.
Elisabeth de Pey-
ard.

Abraham Kip, Maria
Van den Berg.

Herbert Harhgen-

bergen, Maria Bel

Paul us.
Philipus Melsbash,

Catharina K 1 o li -

wer.



Jan.
Jacob.

Benjamin.

Catharina.

Johannes.

Gerrit Van
Home.

Thomas.

Anna
Geertriiida.

Richard,

Hubert.



Johannes
Eva 2 lingen.

Catharina.



GETUYGEN.

Jan V. Aarnem, Jenneke

Van Aarnem, z. h. v.
Charles Stey, Antje Van

Slyk.
Jacob Mar i lis Groen,

Marytje Salisbury, z.

h. V.
Hendrik Pauliisse,

Tryntje Van Deursen,

h. v., Van J. Paiiliisse.
Cathalyntje Wels, Wed :

V. Hulohiin Wels.
Pieter Pera Van Zant,

Margrietje Van Zant,

j. d.
Pieter H i b on , Elisab.

Tilje, Wed. V. Timot :

Tilje.
Willem Laton, Margrietje

Ketelhuin, z. h. v.
Benjamin Waldron,

Cattarina Boele, h. v. v.

Pief Goelet.
Egbert Hereman, An-

natje Montanje, Wed.

V. H. Dyer,
Cornelis Tiebout, Maria

Koster.
Johf Van Vorst, Elisabeth

Berkelo.
Gerrit Van Home, Cath''

Van Home, h. v, v.,

Archib'^ Fisser,
Paulus Hoppe, Anna

Deyer.
Wilhelmus Altgekit,

Anna Geertruda Schiit.



Stephen Bayard, Judith

Bayard, Wed. v. R. V.

dam.
Jacob Kip, Elisab* v. d.

Berg, h. v. Van J^ V.

01st.
Mattheus Or, AneefEeg,

Johannes Sorvensteen,

Eva Sorvensteen.
Pieter Corselius, Cath''
Hdl. Sappel.



86 Records of the Reforytied Dutch Church in New York. [April,



A' 1733. OUDERS.

Johannes Van Orden,
Adriaantje W e b -
bers.
; 10. Wi 1 1 em Van Duin,

Sibrech Verkerk.

13. Godefricus Bennewe,
Pieternelle M o n -
tanje.
Alexander Fenix,
Elisabeth Burger.
21. Laurens Lammerse,
Lea Bras.
Brougon Coeverts,
Annatje Slover.
Nov: 4. Ah as u er lis Tiirk,
Hillegon Kuiper.
Abraham Marshalk,
Maria Cebrink.
18. D" Henriciis Boel,
Elsebet Van
Home.
Pieter Bond, Cat-
lyntje Meyer.

25. Johannes Marshalk,
Johanna Turk.
Richard Edsall,
Hillegond de Kay.
Martiniis Eygenberg,
Anna Maria
Doom.
Dec : 2. Lowies Teboe, Maria
Viele.



9. Evert Byvank, Maria
Canon.

5. Abraham Aalstyn,

Elisabeth Blom.
12. Roger French, Mar-

grietje Loiiw.
23. Willem Carol us,

Fronika Cortelius.
25. Jacobds Kip, Catha-

rina Kip.
John Lake, Catha-

rina Benson.



KINDERS. GETuVgEN.

Josyntje. Pieter Van Orden, Aaltje
Webbers, j. d.

VVilhelmus. Hendrik Classe Kuiper,
Jannetje Verkerk, z.
h. V.

Vincent. Willem Kranny, Mar-

grita Bennewe, z. h. v.

Catharina. Jacob Fenix, Cath'' Con-
fort.
Elisabeth. Adolf Bras, Margrietje

Kersteng, z. h. v.
Brougon. Richard Warldron, Ju-

dikje Slover, j. d.
Sara. J ohannes Turk, Antje

Kuiper.
Maria. Joh' Marshalk, M a r i a

Marshalk, j. d.
Henriciis. Jan de W i t Pietersen,
geboren den Anneke Van Home, z.
4 Novemb. h. v.

Pieter. George Lamb, Maria

Schilman, h. v. v., J.

Bond.
Sara. Willem Rome, Maria

Marshalk, j. d.
Johannes. Barend Barheidt, Rebecca

Oothouwt, z. h. v.
Anna Wilhelmus Altgeldt,

Christina. Anna Maria, z. h. v.

Maria. Gabriel Teboe & Maria

Koely, z. h. v.. Aar-
noiiwt Viele & Jan-
netje Viele, j. d.

Evert. Jan Canon, Junior,

Elisab : Byvank, h. v.
Van Joris Brinkerhof

Abraham. Abraham Aalstyn,
Marytje Jansse, z. h. v.

Roger. Cornells Loiiw, Annatje

Loiiw.

Johannes. Joh^ Frans Walter, Mar-
grietje Althiiisen.

Johannes. Joh' Van der Hedl, Sara
Kip, z. h. v.

Aaltje. Abraham Lake, Margriet

Lake, h. v. Van W"-
Commons.



1 89 1.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 37



A" 1733. OUDERS. KINDERS.

[525.]

Joh^ Van Solin,2;en, Marcelus.
A n n a t j e Mar-
cel usse.
30. Vrederyk Blom, Maayke.
Apolonia Vreden-
burg.

A" 1734-
Jan: 1. Cornelis Van Gelder, Abraham.
Elisabeth Mesier.

Jacobus Wessels, Hercules.

Catharina Pieterse.
Paiilus Hoppe, Maria Claasje.
Qiiakkenbosch.
5, Jacob Jacobze, Maria Jacob.
Svvaan.
William Broiiwn, Willem.
Hanna Burris. geboren den 11
Decemb : 1733
9. Daniel Lynsze, Joost.
Cathalyntje Eght.

16. Jacobus Montanje, Abraham.
Maria Pel.

20. Barend Bosch, Aagje Evert.
Bruyn.

Hermanus Rutgers, Antony.

Elisabeth Bensen.
Jacobus Pieter Spy- Willem.

der, Elisabeth Lot.

23. AUard Antony, Su- Abraham,
sanna Laurier.

Johannes Lam, Rachel.
Christina Lent.
27. Teijnis dii Four, Hendriciis.
Sara Oblinus.

30. Johannes Piet erse, Johannes.
Catharina Haver.

Hendrik Ten Broek, Hendrik.
Marylje Blank.

Febr : 3. ChristofFer Stj'nmets, ChristofFer.
Aagje Lammersz.



GETUYGEN.

Coenraad Ten Eyk, Sara
Smith, z. h. vrouw.

Jacob Blom, Annatje
Montanje, Wed : v.
J^ Vredenbiirg.

Pieter iNlesier, Marytjeran,

h. V. Van Aswer^ Els-

worlh.
Hercules W i n d o v e r ,

Maria Pieterse, z. h. v.
Willem Hoppe, Elisabeth

Van Orden, z. h. v.
Jacob S \v a a n , Annatje

Swaan, z. h. v.
Godefricus B e n n o w e ,

Jannetje Jansse, h. v.

v., Nicolas Thomas.
Joost L y n s e , Agnietje

Lynsze, h. v. v.,

Thomas Vajer,
Abraham Montanje,

Hillegond Kiiiper, h.

v. v., Asuerus Turk.
Vrederik Briiyn, Marytje

Bruyn, Wed. v. Joh^

Bussing.
Antony Rutgers, Cornelia

Roos, z. h. V.
Willem Caroliiis, Anna

Maria Krensteyn, h. v.

v., J. Altgelt.
Jan Gasherie, Marretje

Band, Wed. van

Barend Cornelisse.
Roelof Van Mepel, Jan-

netje Lam, z. h. v.
Hendrik Oblinus, Mar-
retje Oblinus, h. v.

Van Mich Terneur.
Christiaan Stiiiver, Aagje

G o e 1 e t Wed : van

Johannes Burger.
Joh^ ten Broek, Rachel

Andriesse, h.v. v., Joh'

Blank.
Laiirens Lammersz, Lea

Bras, z. h. vrovisv.



gg Records of the Reformed Dutch Church m New York. [April,



A' 1734-


OUDERS.


KINDERS.


6.


Gerardiis Ddiking,
Johanna Van
Brug.


Margareta.




Nicolas Goiiverneur,


Barend.




Geertry Reinders.




lO.


Johannes B a k k es,
Elisabeth Wys.


Johannes.




Abel Hardenbroek,


Abel.




Annetje Elsworth.




13-


Adam Koning, An-

natje Dey.
Jacobus Quik, Sara

Roseboom.


Jacob.
Sara.


•]

17-


John Basset, Elisa-
beth Visscher.


Margrietje.


Robbert Livingston,


Philip.



Junior, Maria
Tang.
24. Johan Wolfgank- Urbaniis.
Algeer, Anna Mar-
greta Hovelring.
Maart 3. Johannes Van Syse, Wilhelmus.
Engeltje Appel.
G e r r i t Nieuwkerk, Mattheus.

Catharina Kiiyper.
Jacob Ryke, Catha- Abraham,
rina Pommery.
6. Isaac Smith, Marytje Walter.
Percel.

y/ 10. Pieter Van Deurssen, Abraham.

Maria Eldring.

17. Johannes By va n k , Hanna.

Sara Haviland.
20. Walter De Graiiw, Johannes.

Maria De Lamaar.
Johannes V r e d e n - Mayke.

burg, Annatje

Blom.
24. Willem Roome, Sara Annatje.

Tiirk.
Mattheus Van Deiirs- Johannes.
V^ sen Margrietje

Poiilijsse.
27. H e n d r i k Van de Thomas.

Water, Anna Skil-

man.



GETUYGEN.

Wilhelmiis Beekman,
Elisabeth Van Briig',
j.d.

David Provoost, Elsebeth
Goiiverneiir.

Johan Jonas, Maria
Geert, j. d.

jacobus Dasy, Maria
Elsworth, z. h. v.

Jacob Koning, Anneke
Dey, j. d.

Cornells Qiiik, Elisabeth
Roseboom, j. d.

David Abeel, Eva Vis-
scher, h. v. v., Antony.



Robert Livingston, Mar-
greta Veets, Wed*.

U r b a n li s Spaan, Anna
Maria Hoveling, z. h. v.

Johannes Appel, Sara

Wilkes, j. d.
Hendrik Kuyper,

netje Verkerk, z.
Thomas Lynch,

garietje Ryke, z.
Arent Van Hoek,

Bos, h. v.

Heyer.
Abraham Van Deurssen,

Liicretia Bogardus, s.

h. v.
Pieter Haviland, Belitje

By van k, j. d.
Arent Van Hoek, Marytje

Heyer, syn h. v.
Jacob Blom, Apolonia

Vredenburg, h. v. v.,

Fredrik Blom.
Nicolaas Antony, Marytje

Tiirk, j. d.
Johannes Poiiliisse, Jun"',

Tryntje Van Deurssen,

s. h. V.
Cornells Klopper, Senior,

Catharina Greveraat, h.

v., Van Cornells, Klop-
per, Jiinior.



Jan -
h. v.
Mar-
u. v.

Sara
Gerrit



1 89 1.] New Jerseys Revolutionary Flotilla-Men. gn



NEW JERSEY'S REVOLUTIONARY FLOTILLA-MEN IN NEW
YORK'S WATERS.



By Philip Randall Voorhees, Esq.



'Tis said that Marryat wrote "Japhet in Search of a Father" from the
desire to show that his genius for romance was not confined to tales
pertaining to his chosen profession. He, therefore, began his story by
introducing his hero as a foundling, certified to have been born in wed-
lock, and then, in due time, sending him forth on his adventurous search.

This paper is an outgrowth, not of a search like Japhet's, but of
searciies in tracing certain diverging lines of descent from one common
ancestor, who, emigrating from Holland in the year 1660, settled on Long
Island. Therefore, dropping genealogy, my paper, as its title imports,
seeks to recall brave deeds performed by brave men in littoral warfare.
For literary work no aptitude is claimed ; though, by heredity, associa-
tion, and some years of service, great fondness 'for, and some familiarity
with, nautical matters have been imbibed. My endeavor, therefore, has
been to herein marshal historical facts, much as a lawyer would mass
evidential facts in a brief, for the final hearing, in an equity cause.

The battle of Bunker Hill had been fought, the Canada campaign
had ended, and the war in all its practical vicissitudes had begun.
January, 1776, had nearly passed, and New York and New Jersey were
anxiously expecting the enemy's descent upon their shores, from the sea,
when "Lord Stirling and some associates, " says Lossing, "went in four
boats and captured the British transport Blue Mountain Valley, lying oflf
Sandy Hook. " This was " the first small-boat expedition of consequence,^'
says the same writer, and he thus describes the aflfair : " Informed that a
British transport and provision -ship was on the coast, the Committee of
Safety at Elizabethtown ordered four armed boats to attempt its capture.
They came in sight of the vessel about forty miles from Sandy Hook. The
men in the boats were all concealed under hatches except two in each, un-
armed, who managed the oars. The enemy mistook them for fishing vessels,
and allowed them to come alongside. At a preconcerted signal the hatches
were raised, the armed Americans poured upon the deck of the ship, and
in a few minutes she was their prize, hardly a show of resistance having
been made. She was taken in triumph to Elizabethtown Point, where her
cargo was landed." This exploit was performed on the 23d of January,
1776, and for it the actors received the thanks of Congress. Lord Stirling,
a native of New York City, started upon this expedition with his force of
New Jersey soldiers from Elizabeth, but at Amboy he was overtaken by
reinforcements in three boats, under the command of Colonel Elias Dayton,
sent in great haste by the Committee of Safety, in consequence of advices
received at Elizabeth, after Stirling's departure, that an armed ship was
going out of New York to convoy the storeship. The expedition then
became a joint one. Lossing says that it was "under the command of
Elias Dayton and William Alexander. The latter is better known in our
history as Lord Stirling." In Stirling's account of this affair, in his letter
to Congress, under date of January 24, 1776, published in Hatfield's



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