American Ancestry Volume 11

American Ancestry Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... of Luycas Ryerson of Paequenac N. Y., b. in Pompton N. J. 1704, d. in Paequenac 1764, co. judge, member of a military co. in the wars with the Indians (m. 1st Elizabeth Gorson, 2d Joanna Van Duhoff); son of Joris of Pompton N. J., b. in Brooklyn N. Y. 1664, d. in Pompton 1747, one of the king's judges for Bergen co. 1725, took oath of allegiance 1687 (m. 1697 Sara Schouton, d. 1743); son of Marten Ryerson of New Amsterdam N. Y., b. in Amsterdam Holland, d. in Brooklyn N. Y. 1684, came to Amer. 1646, was assessed 180 for 63 acres of land, deacon in the church 1677 (m. May 13, 1663 Annette de Rapelyie, b. Feb. 8, 1646, dau. of Joris de Rapelyie, French Huguenot, settled in Wallabout 1625, she, Annette m. 2d Jan. 30, 1692 Franz Joost). Origin of the name Ryerson. Elbert and Marten Adriaense were the sons of Adriaen Reyerse of Flatbusb L. I. who with his brother Marten Reyerse came from Amsterdam. The history of this family strikingly exhibits the early (Dutch) habit of changing names. Reyerse, itself no surname but a patronymic, was retained by the descendants of Marten and who now bear the name of Ryerson. Of the two brothers, Elbert settled at Flushing and his posterity there, in Dutchess county and elsewhere, compose the Adriance family. Marten (junior) remained in Flatbush and his sons took the patronymic Martense and became the progenitors of the Martence family. (Annals of Newtown, p. 386.) The name is really a very old one and was originally spelt Reyertzoon, shortened in the Dutch fashion to Reyerz, hence in Canada we have to-day two spellings. Those descended from Samuel call themselves Ryerse, and those whose ancestor was ANCESTRY. 1191414; Willem, again, 1418; and so on until 1585, when the name disappears from the records...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688437X
  • 9781236884374