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Subject: Re: [DUTCH-COLONIES] Seeking James Vanderveer - died beforeNovember 1816, So...
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 16:26:47 EST
Jacobus (James) will was proved on Feb. 7, 1815. He was the son of Jan and
Sytje Van Derveer, and many of his sibling went to KY. In the will he left
all of his property to his wife, and all her father gave her at her marriage.
His wife is not named in the will, but others have determined it was
Margaret Hageman. After his wife's decease, the estate was to be divided equally
among his brothers and sisters: Garret, Cornelius, John, Peter, Hendrick, Jane
wife of Isaac Voorhees, Belchie, widow of Michael Voorhees. A sister was to
choose from among his books. Abraham Quick, and John Garretse were executors.
The second Jacobus (James) Van Derveer was proved Feb. 15, 1810. It names
his sons Henry S. and Jacob, daughter Dinah wife of Daniel Vail, children of
dr. Phoebe, deceased: James, Peter, Lawrence and Henry Studiford, grand
daughter Maria and Catherine Vail, the Dutch Reformed Church of Bedminster, and his
father-in-law, Jacob Hardenberg (deceased). Executors were John
Frelinghuysen, William McEowen and son Henry S. This Jacobus was the son of Jacobus and
Femmetje Ditmars of Somerset Co.
Best wishes, Kris Liddle
In a message dated 3/6/2008 2:52:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
In the Somerset County section of the "State of New Jersey Index of
Wills, Inventories, Etc. In the office of the SECRETARY OF STATE Prior
to 1901" I found the following entries:
VanDerveer, James, 1439R. W. 1810. Inv. 1810.
Vanderveer, Jacobus, 1655R. W. 1815. Inv. 1815.
I believe that these entries indicate that a will from the year 1810 and
an inventory from the year 1810 can be found in archive file 1439R (on
FHL reel #563769) for James, and that a will from the year 1815 and an
inventory from the year 1815 can be found in archive file 1655R (on FHL
reel #563770) for Jacobus.
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