The Van Doorn Family (Van Doorn, Van Dorn, Van Doren, Etc.) in Holland and America, 1088-1908 Volume 764

The Van Doorn Family (Van Doorn, Van Dorn, Van Doren, Etc.) in Holland and America, 1088-1908 Volume 764

List price: US$19.40

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...while in Holland, but it is more likely that both Diedlof, and his son Cornelius, had deemed it an unimportant appendage to bring along to this new country. His name usually appears on other than church records in Monmouth county as Cornelius Doom, and this spelling I have followed as to himself and his children, although there is great irregularity in this respect on various records. Probably most of his grandchildren eventually wrote their name "Dorn," and "Van Dorn," but several lines of descendants in the West write it "Van Doran." As Cornelius Doom lived within a few miles of Jacob van Doom (whose line is given in the preceding Part of this work), Jacob being at Hillsdale, and Cornelius at Middletown, Monmouth County, and as Cornelius was a witness at the baptism of one or more grandchildren of Jacob, it has been generally supposed that the two were closely related, perhaps brothers. This, however, could not have been the case. It is, indeed, scarcely probable that they were first cousins, the names of the children in the two families being so diverse. However, it is not improbable that there was some relationship between them. Cornelius doubtless came from Long Island to Middletown, N. J., in or before the year 1709, when he purchased of J. Garret Wall, of the latter place, 100 acres of land. In 1720 he purchased 139 acres more in the same vicinity, and about the same time 40 acres on the Atlantic coast. His actual farm, therefore, must have consisted of about 240 acres of good land near Middletown. This land was retained in the family for perhaps a century or more, and said to be still known in the vicinity as the "Dorn farm," located about two miles from Hazlett station, (which is on the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236780248
  • 9781236780249