The Spoor Family in America; A Record of the Known Descendants of Jan Wybesse Spoor Who Migrated from Holland and Settled in the Hudson River Valley in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century
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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...apparently was not made until 1762. Before this and for a long time afterwards the members of the family were baptized at the various Dutch churches in Columbia county, N. Y., so that the records of Linlithgow and Groenebosch (now Mt. Ross) have supplemented this record materially, especially among female lines. Some of the descendants of Direck Spoor still reside in Sheffield and neighboring towns. Among these the name was changed first to Spur and later to Spurr.1 Other members of the family migrated to central and western New York toward the close of the eighteenth century and later. These have retained the original spelling of the name and their descendants have become widely scattered. Of the seventeen grandsons of Direck Spoor, the descendants of only eight have been fully traced. 116. Direck Spoor,2 of Sheffield, Mass. (son of Johannes, 2), b. 28 Jan. 1710; bapt. 30 April 1710, at Albany, N. Y.; m. 1 May 1733, Christina Bresie (Van Alstyne)3 who was b. 10 May 1712, and had children as follows: 1 This family is not to be confused with the English family of the same name in Massachusetts descended from John Spurr who settled in Boston in 1638, and perhaps from other English settlers. 2 The orthography is that of the old family Bible preserved by the family of Mrs. Abner Roys, of Sheffield, Mass. His name appears on various records as Dirk and Dyrck, and on his tombstone Direck. All are Dutch forms of Richard. 3 There is doubt as to the maiden name of Direck Spoor's wife. Her tombstone at Sheffield bears the name "Christina V. A. wife of Direck Spoor' and the descendants of the family have always supposed her name to have been Van Alstyne. The records of Linlithgow church, however, have the following entries: 17 June 1739, Dirk...
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