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From: "Leslie B. Potter" <>
Subject: Re: [DUTCH-COLONIES] Seeking James Vanderveer - died beforeNovember 1816, Somerset Co., NJ
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 15:39:16 -0800
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Welcome to the club! When I read my posting I was embarrassed to tears
to find that when I had rearranged one of my sentences, that I had
neglected to make sure that my subjects and predicates agreed.
Barbara Terhune wrote:
> Thank you Leslie,
> Leslie B. Potter wrote:
>> Administrators are only appointed to settle the estate of a decedents
>> who have died intestate. So if James' estate were handled by
>> administrator not an executor, as you stated in paragraph # 2, James
>> Vanderveer did not have a will. .
> After all these years, I shouldn't be making such STUPID mistakes...but I
> fear "senior moments" are becoming more frequent.
> In Number 2 (below) it SHOULD read:
> 2. EXECUTORS were John GARRISON and Abraham QUICK
> I am hoping that the names of other heirs may also resolve my questions.
>> Barbara Terhune wrote:
>>> Greetings D-C listers,
>>> I am seeking insight, Settlement papers and/or a will of James
>>> Vanderveer (insert your OWN
>>> spelling preference...choose from about 35 varieties).
>>> What is KNOWN based on the 1816 document quoted below:
>>> 1. Deceased is James Vandavier(sic) of Somerset Co., NJ
>>> 2. Administrators were John GARRISON and Abraham QUICK
>>> 3. $409.61 inheritance to heirs Henry Vandivier [HV] and Peter
>>> Vandivier of Mercer Co., KY
>>> delivered to them 16 Nov 1816 by Garret Terhune [GT] (son of
>>> Stephen Garretse Terhune
>>> and Margrietje Cornell of Somerset Co., NJ)
>>> I believe the heir Henry Vandivier [HV] was the brother-in-law of Garret
>>> Terhune [GT] who delivered
>>> the inheritance. My records indicate that HV and GT married Van Nuys
>>> sisters, Magdalena
>>> and Catherine respectively.
>>> My PROBLEM:
>>> WHO is the deceased James Vanderveer/Vandavier/etc?
>>> He isn't their father...Henry and Peter were the sons of Jan Vanderveer
>>> and his wife
>>> Sytie (ALSO a Vanderveer).
>>> Might he be Jacobus Vanderveer, the brother of Henry and Peter Vanderveer?
>>> Some records show their brother Jacobus died before Feb 1815 (timing is
>>> good), that he
>>> married Margaret Hegeman and that they had no children.
>>> OR is the deceased James Vanderveer related to them on their maternal
>>> Woe is me....
>>> I have the following document:
>>> Mercer Co., KY Deed Book 10, page 111 = Money to heirs of James
>>> "Rec'd Harrodsburg 26th Nov 1816 of Garret Terhune four hundred and
>>> nine dollars sixty-one cents
>>> being the full amount of money rec'd by said Terhune of JOHN
>>> GARRISON and ABRAHAM QUICK,
>>> Executors of JAMES VANDAVIER deceased of Summerset (sic) County
>>> State of New Jersey.
>>> Signed: HENRY VANDAVIER and PETER VANDAVIER
>>> witness: JOHN HANNA"
>>> I would be most grateful if someone has a will and/or settlement papers
>>> for this James Vanderveer
>>> and can shed light on his relationship with Henry and Peter Vandivier of
>>> Mercer Co., KY.
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