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New Jersey.^^°

Children of John and Catharine Wynkoop:

363. Cornelius: b. May 24, 1758, bp. Aug. s''^^- d. Aug. 1758.

364. Isaac: b. Aug. i, 1759: m. Rachel Van Cleve.

365. Cornelius; b. June 18, 1762: m. Margaret Fulton.

366. Abraham: b. Apl. 7, 1765: m. Ruth Hayr.

367. Rebecca: b. Aug. 28, 1768, bp. Oct. 16 ^^3; m. ist, Henry
Hoogland, but had no child: m. 2d, George or Casper
Fetter, and had three sons and five daughters.

153. Gerardus Wynkoop, (Gerrit 45, Gerret 5, Cornelius i),
baptized September 30, 1732 ^^4; died about 1812 or 1813: mar-
ried Elizabeth Bennet. He was an officer of the Revolutionary
army. He was a member of the house of General Assembly of
Pennsylvania, for nineteen successive years; and was its Speaker
for a series of years .'^s

Children of Gerardus and Elizabeth Wynkoop :

368. Cornelius: bp. Dec. 9, 1762 ^^^ the father "Garret," the
mother, not mentioned. This Cornelius is assumed to have
been son of Gerardus, mentioned above; but he may have
been son of Gerrit [146]; yet it has not been ascertained
that that Gerrit married.

369. Lucretia: bp. May 30, i764.'^3 She also is supposed to have
been a child of this Gerardus ; but she may have been child
of Gerrit [146].

370. John: b. Apl. 6, 1766: m. Anna Feaster.

371. Isaac: m. ist, Rebecca Britton: m. 2d, Phoebe Jones.

372. Gerrit: m. Anne Strickland.

373. Matthew: m. Thomasine Stockholm.

160 Christopher L. Wynkoop [686].

161 First Pres. ch., Phil., per Charles R. Hildebum.
'62 Charles Wynkoop [640].

^63 Abington ch., Penn., per Charles R. Hildebum.

164 Records of Dutch, now Pres. ch., Bensalem, Bucks Co., Penn.

165 Rev. Stephen R. Wynkoop [677].

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374. David: m. ist, Anne McNair: m. 2d, Mary Van Hoorn.

375. William: b. July 25, 1778: m. Mary Langstroth.

376. Susan: m. Rev. David Wiley.

377. Elizabeth: m. Stephen Rose, b. Jan. 6, 1769, d. Mch. 1833,
son of Ebenezer and Eunice (Burrowes) Rose. Stephen
was of the neighborhood of Trenton, N.J. They had no

^ 154. Adrian Wynkoop, (Gerrit 45, Gerret 5, Cornelius i,)
married, in Bucks County, Penn., Sarah Randall.

He purchased land, three miles south of the Potomac River,
in Virginia, in that part of Berkeley County, which is now Fred-
erick County. He and his wife went on horseback, from Penn-
sylvania to Virginia, during the Revolutionary War.'^^ (The
tradition does not state how many horses were so used.)

Children of Adrian and Sarah Wynkoop :

378. Elizabeth: m. Lucas.

379. Sarah: m. Jones.

380. Hannah: m. William Lemon,
y 381. Garrett: m. Sarah Martin.

156. Helena Wynkoop, (Nicholas 46, Gerret 5, Cornelius i,)
born February 8, 1734, baptized April 6, Abington, Montgomery
County, Penn: called also Eleanor. She married Rev. Jonathan
Du Bois, bom December 3, 1727, Pittsgrove, N. J., died Decem-
ber 15, 1772.

Jonathan, from his eighteenth year, studied theology, with his
Presbyterian pastor. Rev. David Evans, and in the Presbyterian
synod's school, at New London, Penn. He made a personal
appeal for help to his relations in Ulster County, N. Y., and it is
presumed that it was successful. He officiated, in some capa-
city, at the Reformed church of North- and Southampton, Bucks
County, Penn. (Neshaminy), as early as the middle of 1749; and
was licensed in the autumn of 1750, and was pastor of that
church, 1751-72. His father was a member of that church, and
his brother-in-law, Henry [157], became an elder of the same
church. He was a charter Trustee of Queens College, in 1770.

Children of Rev. Jonathan and Helena Du Bois:

382. Abraham Du Bois: d. in 1797.

383. Sarah Du Bois.

166 Adrian Garret Wynkoop [1167].

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384. Henry Du Bois: d. in 1806.

385. Anne Du Bois: b. Sept. 19, 1752: m. Feb. 8, 1778, Leffert
Lefferts, b. Aug. 21, 1745, son of Leifert and Antje (Van-
derbilt) LefEerts, of Penn. Mr. Lefferts was chosen, June
9, 1783, "church master," of the Reformed Dutch church,
of North- and Southampton. ^^7

386. Helena Du Bois: m. David Taggart.

387. Susannah Du Bois.

388. Isaac Du Bois.

389. Nicholas Du Bois: d. Nov. 4, 18 15, aged 44.

157. Henry Wynkoop, Judge, (Nicholas 46, Gerret 5, Cor-
nelius I,) bom in Northampton township, Bucks County, Penn.,
March 2, 0. S., 1737, baptized April 21, 1737, Bensalem church:
died March 25, 1816. The date of death here stated is the one
given by his descendants, Mary Helen Radford [12 17], and Mrs.
Isabella M. W. Bailey [734]. The latter says that the record
stands so, in the handwriting of her father, Jonathan [396], and
that such is the inscription upon his tomb, at Richboro, formerly
Addisville, Bucks County, about two miles west from his old
home. Appleton's Cyclopcedia of American Biography says, that
he was Associate Judge until his death, Oct. 12, 181 2. Probably
he was retired at that date, because of his age, seventy-five years.

Henry married ist, September 10, 1761, Susannah Wanshaer,
bom October 29, 1742, died August 26, 1776, only daughter of
John and Christina (Egberts) Wanshaer, of Essex County, N. J.
A party of Hessians, not knowing that the Judge was absent,
broke into the house, to arrest him, and were so violent that Mrs.
Wynkoop was frenzied, and rushing from the house, jumped into
the well, and so died. (John S. Wurts, of Philadelphia.) [Van-
shaer = of the shear.] He married 2d, in 1777, Maria Cum-
mings, also of New Jersey, who died in 1781. He married 3d,
April 21, 1782, Sarah Newkirk, who died June 28, 1813, daughter
of Cornelius and Rachel (Ten Eyck) Newkirk, of Pilesgrove
township, Salem County, N. J. (Pittsgrove was carved from
Pilesgrove, in honor of William Pitt, and the two are sometimes

Henry received a classical education. He was an early ad-
herent of the patriot cause. In 1774, he was a member of the

167 Gen. of the Lefferts Family, Bergen, 1878, p. 79.

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Northampton Committee of Observation. About the same time
he became Major of one of the associated battaUons. He was a
deputy to the First Provincial Conference that convened in the
^ Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia, June 1 8, 1776. He was a Lieu-
tenant in the Revolutionary army. It was at his house that Col.
James Monroe, afterwards President, was entertained, while re-
covering from a wound received in the battle of Trenton. A
letter from Washington, to his friend Wynkoop, secured the
hospitable quarters; and a letter from Monroe, as late as
March 26, 1834, expressed the most Hvely gratitude for kindness
received, during an interesting period of our Revolutionary

War. ^68

The Pennsylvania Convention, on July 23, 1776, chose by
ballot, a Council of Safety, for the State, and among them Henry
Wynkoop for Bucks County. He appeared in the Council,
August 7, 1776, and took and subscribed the quaUfications pre-
scribed by the Convention. In the same Council, two orders
were drawn, for ;^2 5o each, in favor of Henry Wynkoop, for the
famines of poor Associators of Bucks County, and for equipping
the militia of that county.^^^

He was chosen by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania,
December 4, 1778, one of the commissioners to settle the ac-
counts of the county lieutenants. On March 3, 1779^ he was
chosen a member of Congress, in place of Edward Biddle, re-
signed; and he was re-elected November 24, 1780, and Novem-
ber 22 1 781. He was commissioned, November 18, 1780, a
Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Orphans' Court, and
held the office until 1789. He was a Representative in the first
Federal Congress of the United States, in New York, in March,
1789, which organized a Uttle later, and he so continued until
1791! This absence from home involved his resignation of an
eldership in the Neshaminy church, in which his grandfather
Geret [5] had been an elder, and his father, Nicholas [46], a
member, and his brother-in-law, Jonathan Du Bois [156], a
pastor. The journals show that Henry had a marked influence
in the Congress; and he was an important factor in determining
the location of a permanent seat of government, although the
location he favored was not adopted.

■68 W. B. Whitakcr, of Phil., in United States Gazette.
169 Force's Amer. Archives, vol. iii., p. 9'. vol. 1., p. 311.

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On the expiration of his Congressional term, he was appointed
an Associate Judge of Bucks County, and held that office until
October 12, 1812.^7°

Judge Wynkoop was the author, probably, of a paper entitled,
"A genealogical description of the family of Henry Wynkoop,
from its origin in America, to this day, a.d.. May 12, 1808, and
compiled partly from oral tradition, and partly from the
family register." It begins with "Cornelius C. Wynkoop";
but the C is evidently an erroneous interpolation. The com-
piler was much assisted by this manuscript, of which a tran-
script was furnished to him by Col. Francis M. Wynkoop [1193]
A Wynkoop device was found, by the compiler, on a piece of
silverware, in this branch of the family. The motto, that ac-
companied it, was new to the compiler; and it may have origin-
ated with the Judge.

An anecdote is told of him, which shows that he was of im-
posing figure and presence. General Washington was in favor
of having the President styled, officially. High Mightiness, and
asked General Peter Muhlenburgh's opinion. The latter an-
swered that, "If all the incumbents should have the commanding
size and presence of General Washington, or of my friend Wyn-
koop, the title might be appropriate; but if it should fall upon
same smaller men, it would provoke ridicule. " ^^i Tradition
says that he was 6 ft. 4 in. in height.

An other story is to this effect : General Alexander Hamilton
and the Judge were walking on Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,
and the General was urging very strongly the merits of a bill,
then before the house, for which he wished to secure the support
of his friend. But the Judge was averse to the measure, and
wished to avoid discussing it, and he changed the subject, by
directing attention to two beautiful women, who were passing
them. The subject was not resumed; but forty-eight hours
afterward Mrs. Wynkoop arrived from her home in Bucks
County, quite unexpected, having travelled all night, in conse-
quence of a letter received from the General, requesting her im-
mediate presence, as her husband was in a dangerous condition.
The joke was well taken; and it was succeeded by an other.
The Judge prepared a similar letter, in relation to the General,

^7° Cyclopcedia of Amer. Biog., Appleton.
'71 Republican Court, p. 153.

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and sent it to Mrs. Hamilton, at New York. This caused the
hurried arrival of Mrs. Hamilton, who showed the Judge's letter.
The affair caused great merriment, and the ladies had a gay and
pleasant visit; the only drawback was the anxiety of the ladies,
respectively, while on the way to Philadelphia.^ 72

A good portrait of the Judge was in the Centennial Loan Exhi-
bition in New York City, in 1889. It was then in the possession
of Mrs. Isabella M. (Wynkoop) Bailey [734], who was Hving in
Trenton, N. J., with her daughter, Mrs. WilHams Robbins


A copy of this portrait is here given.


Judge Hf.nrY Wynkoop iPa) ]757^AbiS

Many letters of the Judge are in existence; one of them is as

follows :

" New York Monday morning 18 March, 1789.

"Dear Sir:

" On Wednesday next will be two weeks, since I came here,
and nothing is done yet, but receiving and paying visits, a situ-
ation tho' disagreeable in not getting forward as might be wished,
yet affording an opportunity of becoming acquainted with the
gentlemen here, both foreigners and those belonging to the two
Houses of the new Government. The permanent residence,
among other matters, I have frequently heard brought forward,
and with the gentlemen now here, who are chiefly from the east-
172 Mrs. Anna M. (Wynkoop) Atwood [1194]-

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ward, I believe the Falls of the Delaware would be the favorite
spot. Mr. Gerry, who was one of the gentlemen appointed
formerly to view the situation proposed, declares that he saw
none that struck hiin with so much propriety as the heights above
Burrows's, the only difficulty in the way will be its being too far
eastward. I wish to know whether Mr. Ogden and Mr. Wilson
have set petitions in motion for the inhabitants to manifest their
willingness to become citizens within the exclusive jurisdiction
of Congress. If you have not heard of it, I wish you to speak
to Mr. Ogden on the subject — and Mr. Yardley.

"The French Ambassador, I find a most sensible, easy, good
humored, intelligent man. On dining with him the other day,
with company, at his house, he was clad in the manufactures of
Hartford, with buttons of clam shells. An example this, which
ought to disconcert every American macaroni, who struts in the
fripperies of Europe.

"Messrs. Madison, Page, and Lee from Virginia are all the
addition to our numbers during the last week.

"The don Diego de Guardoqui is one of the best tempered,
lively, little beings you ever saw. He speaks in raptures of the
new government, having been a uniform advocate in favor of
America at the Court of Spain, during the whole of the late
Revolution. He declares himself ready to establish such a
national union, and intercourse, as will prove satisfactory and
beneficial to both countries. That once accomplished, he says,
I take my leave for my native land.

"Was much pleased on Saturday morning, on seeing Mr.
Ames of Massachusetts, and Mr. Madison of Virginia introduced
to each other — two young but shining political characters, who
can not fail distinguishing themselves in the Federal legislature.

"Having calculated upon making a house by Thursday last,
and being disappointed, I dare not say any thing about it.

Kiss little Anney for Gran-pa — -my compliments to Cassey
and Nicholas, which likewise accept from

"Yours affectionately

"Henry Wynkoop.
"Docf Reading Beattie."

Doctor Beattie was son-in-law of the Judge. The word

"macaroni," which appears in the letter above, was then used as


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equivalent to dandy. Smallwood's Maryland regiment were
dressed in scarlet and buff, which drew upon them the name of
"macaronies," from their fellow soldiers, who were clad in
homespun. But they were spirited fellows, as they proved,
when they secured the retreat of our beaten army, after the battle
of Long Island, by repeatedly charging the British forces, at the
expense of the sacrifice of a large part of their regiment. The
novel Richard Carvel, which relates to Revolutionary times, in
Maryland, frequently uses the word "macaroni."
Children of Judge Henry and Susannah Wynkoop :

390. Christina: b. Aug. 18, 1763: m. Dr. Reading Beattie.

391. Anne: b. Oct. 10, 1765: m. James Michael Raguet, son of
Michael and Anna (Vilminot) Raguet.

392. Margaretta: b. Jan. 22, 1768, at VredensHof: d. after 1831,
at Abington: m. Nov. 24, 1789, Herman Joseph Lombaert,
b. in Brabant, in 1756: d. Aug. 29, 1793, aged 37, of
yellow fever, and was buried at St. Mary's Roman Catholic
Church in Philadelphia. He was a merchant of Philadelphia,
and is said to have been educated and accompHshed. After
his death, Margaretta remained in Philadelphia, for some
years, and then removed to Easton, Pa., where she died.
She was buried in Abington, Pa. She is described as
talented, and as courtly in her manners. '73

393. Nicholas, M.D.: b. Mch. 25, 1770, at Vredens Hof: m. ist,
Francenia Murray; m. 2d, Sarah Campbell.

173 Mrs. Isabella (W.) Bailey [734]-

Herman J. and Margaretta (W.) Lombaert had children as follows:
Susan Lombaert, who d. Nov. 16, 1838; m., Dec. 23, 1813, James Van-
uxem, Jun.,b. Nov. 14, 1790: Charles Lombaert, who married Anna Arndt,
of Easton, Pa., and had eight children: and Mary Anne Lombaert, who
married Peter Gwinner, and had two children.

James, Jun., and Susan (L.) Vanuxem had children as follows: James
Vanuxem 3d, b. Nov. 21, 1814, m. twice, and had two children: Mar-
garet Vanuxem, b. May 10, 1816, d. Nov. 18, 1838, unmarried: Edward
Vanuxem, b. July 29, 1818, in Morrisville, Pa.; m. ist, Apl. 8, 1843, Eliza-
beth Krusen, b. in 1822, d. Nov. 27, 1884, daughter of Charles and Anne
(Craven) Krusen, of Newtown, Pa., and had six children; he m., 2d, a
widow, by whom he had no child: Louisa Vanuxem, b. Dec. 9, 1822; m.
Robert Tweed, of Miss.: and Alfred Vanuxem, b. Feb. 18, 1826.

Edward and EHzabeth (K.) Vanuxem had children as follows: Anna
Vanuxem, b. Jan., 1846; m., Apl. 8, 1868, Theodore FrelinghuysenWurts,
b. May 31, 1844, one of ten children of William and Lucretia Jeannette

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394. Maria Helena: b. Apl. 30, 1772: d. Sept. 12, 1845; m.
July 9, 1793, Christian Wirtz, Jun., d. Feb. 18, 1804, young-
est son of Christian '74 and Margaretha (Houser) Wirtz. He
was a merchant in Philadelphia ; and a member of the First
Troop City Cavalry.

Maria was a very pretty girl; and she was one of the
maidens who strewed flowers before Gen'l Washington, as
he passed over the Assanpink Bridge, at Trenton, on his
way to New York, to assume the first presidency .'73

Maria seems to have had but one child, Wynkoop Wirtz
(or Wiirtz), M.D., who m. Hannah Zane Morris, and died
without a child. (Zane is a family name.)

395. John Wanshaer: b. July 11, 1774: d. Sept. 6, 1793, of
yellow fever, at the house of his brother-in-law, Lombaert,
while prosecuting law studies. His father wrote of him, as
"a youth of good natural abilities, diligent and industrious,
and of great integrity." '"^

396. Jonathan: b. June 21, 1776: m. April 27, 1809, Anne Dick.
Child of Judge Henry and Sarah Wynkoop :

397. Susannah: b. Apl. 11, 1784: m. Jan Lefferts.

161. Eleanor Wynkoop (PhiHp 48, Gerret 5, Cornelius i).

(Lathrop) Wurts; — (the Wurts family came from Zurich, in 1735):
Charles Vaniixem, b. Nov. 28, 1848, d. Dec. 24, 1865: Susan Lombaert
Vanuxem, b. Apl. 27, 1852, d. Apl. 9, 1855: Alfred Vanuxem,-b. May 29,
1854, d. May 30, 1854: Mary Vanuxem, b. Sept. 5, 1856, d. Oct. 14, 1857 :
and Edward Vanuxem, b. Oct. 3, 1859, d- Aug. 14, i860.

Theodore F. and Anna (V.) Wurts had two children, as follows: Edward
Vanuxem Wurts, who married and had two children: and John Spar-
hawk Wurts, b. June, 1876, tmmarried, a real estate broker, in Phila-

Mr. John S. Wurts brought about the reunion of the descendants of
Judge Henry Wynkoop, Jtily 4, 1903, at Vredens Hof [restful garden], four
miles from Newtown, Pa., at which sixty-one persons were present. This
was the spacious and comfortable place of the Judge, and it was his cus-
tom to gather his descendants there, yearly. It has passed out of the
hands of the family. His descendants are said to mmiber nearly 400

'74 Christian Wirtz, Sen., was born in Germany, in 1728, died Apl.,
1813, in Philadelphia. He was a Major, at Lancaster, Penn., during the
Revolution. His first wife was Margaretta Houser (sic) , daughter of
•Martin Hauser (sic), from whom Houserville, Penn., derives its name.
His second wife was a Mary Wynkoop. (John S. Wurts, of Phil., a
descendant of Margaretta [392].)

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Philip "Winekoop" had a daughter — her name not recorded —
baptized June i8, 1741, Abington church — perhaps she was this
Eleanor. Eleanor married, June 10, 1757, Fernandus Van Sicler,
Christ Church, Phil. Philip, in his last will, 1771, left twenty-
pounds apiece, "to the children of my daughter Lenah, Philip
and Margaret Van Sakel."

Ferdinandus Van Siclen was baptized January 9, 1738, Read-
ington, N. J., son of Reynier and Steijntje Van Siclen. He
married ist, Eleanor Wynkoop; 2d, in Loudoun County, Va., Mrs.
Phoebe Fisher, by whom he had a son " Wynekoop Van Siclen,"
born August 13, 1793. This Wynkoop Van Siclen married in
Tennessee, about 18 13, Martha Tweedy, by whom he had twelve
children, of whom the loth, born August 7, 1834, was named
Richard Wynkoop Van Siclen. ^7s

Children of Ferdinand and Eleanor Van Sickler:

398. Philip Van Sickler. He lived, at one time, in Loudoun Co.,
Va. He is mentioned in 1771, in the will of his grand-
father, Philip Wynkoop.

399. Margaret Van Sickler. She also is mentioned in Philip's
will, 1 77 1.

163. Gerrit Wynkoop (Philip 48, Gerret 5, Cornelius i).
Philip "Winekoop" had a child baptized February 9, 1744,
Abrington, Pa., but no naine recorded: it was this Gerrit.

Gerrit died in 1822, aged 78 years.^76 He married, March 28,
1793, Nancy Van Horn, Abington church. She died, in 1837,
aged 86 years. ^76 He was an executor of the will of his father,
in 1 77 1.

Child of Gerrit and Nancy Wynkoop :

400. Margaret: bp. Jan. 16, 1800, Abington church: m. George
M. Woodward, of Burlington County, N. J., who died there,
in 1850, aged 65. She was living in the same place, in 1868,
and had six living children.

164. Cornelius Wynkoop (Philip 48, Gerret 5, Cornelius i).

He is mentioned in 1 7 7 1 , in the will of his father. He is said to

have removed to Loudoun County, Va. He is supposed to have

married, and had a family, but the name of his wife has not been

discovered: but it may have been Cornelius [148] who was so


'75 Rev. Dr. John B. Thompson.
. '76 Henry Wynkoop [410], of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

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This may have been the "Cornel Wynkoop," who joined in
certifying the experiment of James Rumsey's steamboat, dated
Berkeley County, December 13, 1787.^77 Benjamin [175] also
was interested in Rumsey's experiments: but there were several
Fulton- Wynkoop intermarriages.

Children of Cornelius Wynkoop, baptized at Abington:

401. Elizabeth Cowenhoven, bp. Oct. 21, 1781. (See Margaret
Koenhoven, wife of Philip [48J.)

402. Philip: bp. May 22, 1785.

403. Jane: bp. Apl. 13, 1788.

404. Gerrit: bp. Oct. 18, 1789, "Garret."

405. Joseph: bp. Oct. 2, 1791.

406. Richard: bp. May 19, 1793.

166. Philip Wynkoop, (Philip 48, Gerret 5, Cornelius i,) bom
about 1756, died about 1814, aged 58.^76 Philip Wynkoop [48]
had a child baptized, in 1755, but no name recorded, Abington
church, and it may have been this Philip. Philip married,
January 20, 1791, Catharine Van Home, Abington church. Bap-
tisms of their children are recorded in Abington.

Children of Philip and Catharine Wynkoop:

407. Maria: bp. May 19, 1793.

408. Henrietta: bp. May 24, 1795: d. in 1842.

409. Margaret: bp. May 22, 1796: m. March 9, 1820, Enos
Butcher, Abington church.

410. Henry: bp. July 15, 1798: m. ist, Maria Hogeland, daughter
of Dirk K. and Johanna (Sevems) Hogeland. '7^ He m. 2d,

Henrietta Fetter, widow of Shelmire. She died in

1869, in her 73d year. Henry was living in 1870, in Penn.

411. John: bp. June 29, 1800: d. in 1837. This John is sup-
posed to have been the one who married Sarah Yerkes.

412. Gerrit: bp. May 29, 1802: d. in 1862.

413. William: bp. Jan. 31, 1808: d. in 1852.

414. Anne: bp. Jan. 31, 1808.

415. Catharine.

'"7 Doc. Hist. N. Y., vol. ii., p. 1022.

^78 Dirk K. Hogeland resided upon, and cultivated a plantation, near
the Buck Tavern, in Southampton, and, for many years, was a justice of
the peace. He was commonly known as Squire Hogeland. His wife was
daughter of John and Sarah StoothofI Sevems. Sarah's father owned
Bergen's Island, in Flatlands, L. I., N. Y. {Leffert's Genealogy, 1878,
pp. 127, 128.)

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167. Jacobus Wynkoop, Captain, (Cornelius 51, Benjamin 8,
Cornelius i,) baptized March 3, 1725, Dutch church, N. Y. City:
d. May 4, 1795 '79; married Alida Koens Myers, born October
II, 1736, in Cura9ao, died October 16, 1794. She is recorded,
at the baptism of her children, as AHda Koens — i. e., Koensze,
daughter of Koen, the diminutive of Koenrad — but her de-
scendants call her AHda Myers. Her name is written Cathlina,
in the record of the birth of her son Cornelius, in her husband's

The tomb inscription suggests that Jacobus was born in 1 7 2 1 :
but his parents were married in May, 1724, and he was baptized
in March, 1725, and he described himself, in 1775, as fifty-one
years old. He was known uniformly as Jacobus, and not as
Jacob or James.

He was commissioned, June 28, 1775, as eighth captain of the
4th N. Y. Continental regiment, commanded by Col. Holmes. ^^°
He wrote to the Provincial Congress, August 15, 1775, complain-
ing of his position : setting forth that he was fifty-one years old,
and had served in the last two wars, by sea and land, and had
been in many engagements: that Gen'l [Thomas] Gage had
specially honored and trusted him, giving him command of a
company, to which his baggage was entrusted: and that he had

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