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Femmitie Hegeman Lefferts
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Birth: May 3, 1753
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1847
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Femmitie Hegeman and Peter Lefferts were married on June 17, 1784. They lived in the Lefferts House which is now located in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Femmetie Hegeman Lefferts lived in the Lefferts house from the time of her marriage until her death (for 64 years). The Leffert House Plantation property was passed down from generation to generation of Lefferts in America. Pieter Janse Haughwout (1621-1661) emigrated from Holland in 1660. His son Leffert Pietersen purchased the 58 acres and built the first Leffert House there in 1687. The original deed was signed by Peter Stuyvesant. Leffert willed the house and property to his son Peter Lefferts. Peter Lefferts was born on May 18, 1680. He died in Flatbush on March 13, 1774. He married Ida, the daughter of Hendrick Suydam. They occupied the old Lefferts House until their deaths. Peter Lefferts left the home to his son John Lefferts for the sum of 4000 Pounds. His lands adjoined those of Evert Hegeman. John Lefferts was born March 16, 1719 in Flatbush. He died October 20, 1776. The homestead was set fire to a few months earlier during the Battle of Long Island in Flatbush. John Lefferts, Sr. was the Flatbush Town Clerk as well as a member of the New York Provincial Congress. He was elected on May 22, 1775. It seems likely that the deaths of the two Lefferts' was a result of some retaliation by the British or some other action following the battle and the British occupation of Flatbush. There is no historical proof for this assumption. The charred homestead was left to another son, Peter Lefferts. Peter Leffets was born in the Flatbush Homestead on December 27, 1753. He first married Catherine Vanderveer, his cousin. His second marriage was to Femmitie Hegeman on February 21, 1783 in Flatbush. The homestead was renovated and rebuilt. It closely resembled the previous homestead and was completed at about the time of the wedding. Peter Lefferts was a judge, a New York State Senator and Representative. He was one of two delegates from Kings County who were elected to ratify the U.S. Constitution in Poughkeepsie, NY on July 27, 1778.

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  Evert Hegeman (1720 - 1779)
  Seytie Suydam Hegeman (1725 - 1802)
  Peter Lefferts (1753 - 1791)
Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
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Record added: Aug 16, 2011
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Femmitie <i>Hegeman</i> Lefferts
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