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Cornelius Amberman, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1738
Jamaica
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: 1792
Jamaica
Queens County
New York, USA

Cornelius Amerman
1738-c1792

Cornelius Amerman was born on January 15, 1738 in Jamaica, Queens, New York to Derrick Amerman and Margaret Polhemus. He was baptized January 15, 1738 in the Jamaica Dutch Reformed Church in Jamaica, Queens, New York.

Cornelius Amberman married Hepsobel about 1757 (See Amerman, Ammerman, Amberman Family Chart At The Jamaica Public Library) and they had two children of whom Jan (John) was the first child born to them in 1758. On January 17th, 1774 Jan married Antie Brinkerhoff. They had seven children. (There is an old family Bible that has the marriage of Cornelius and Hepsobel documented.)

Derrick, the second child born to Cornelius and Hepsobel, was born in Queens County, and was baptized May 8, 1759 at the Reformed Dutch Church in New Hempstead, New York. Derrick married Margaret Ranous (b1762) about 1779 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Derrick and Margaret had four children.

Derrick can be found on the First Census 1790; lists in Dutchess County, page 91, Heads of Families. He served 1778-1779, as a private in Captain Samuel Pell's Company, Col. Philip VanCortland's regiment in the Revolutionary War. He applied for a pension, 1837, and his claim was allowed. Derrick died in 1813 in Dutchess County, New York at the age of 54 years.

Sometime before 1761, Hepsobel died and on the 19th of November 1761, Cornelius married Lambert Van Ausdalla in New York (m.b. 5:233).

Cornelius and Lambert had three children Daniel, Gurtye (Gertrude) Charity, and Sarah b. 12th May 1764. Daniel married Elizabeth, the daughter of Bernadus Bennett, and died April 6, 1841.

Sarah, the third child, married Peter Duryea on December 8, 1789. He died November 25, 1827; Sarah died August 14, 1846, age 82 years, 3 months, 2 days, at 1/2 past 7 in the evening.

Cornelius' second wife Lambert died before December 1764.

Cornelius' third marriage can be found in the New York Marriages list, 1600-1784; performed between Cornelius Ammerman and Abigil Okely on the 22nd of December 1764; Record M.B., Voume VIII, OSPage 463.

Cornelius and his sons Derick and Jan Amberman served as Minute Men From Jamaica, Queens during the Revolutionary War in 1775. He was a Private serving under John Skidmore, Esq., Captain; Jacob Wright, Gent., first Lieutenant; Nicholas Everit, Gent., second Lieutenant, and Ephraim Marsten, Gent., Ensign

Cornelius served as a Private in Capt. Nathaniel Norton's Co., 4th New York Battalion, commanded by Lieut. Col. F. Weissenfels in 1779. Cornelius Ammerman of Captain Norton's Company was appointed a Corporal in Sd Company, his appointment commenced on November 1, 1780.

Ancestry.com has Cornelius listed as Sgt. Cornelius Amberman, Roll box 69, Roll State: New York from U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 {data base on-line}, Provo, Utah, USA.

Cornelius signed over his bounty land to his son Derrick Amberman on March 7, 1792; warrant number 6726 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Derrick Amberman (1704 - 1781)
  Margareitje Danielse Polhemus (1704 - 1777)
 
 Spouse:
  Hepsibel Higbie Amberman (1738 - 1759)*
 
 Children:
  Jan Amberman (1759 - 1813)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: There is an extensive Amberman chart by Charles Ammerman of Minesota in the Jamaica Public Library which shows Cornelius Amberman's first wife as being Hepsobel Amberman and their son as Derrick Amberman.
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
 
Created by: Shirley Amberman Guenett...
Record added: May 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110936539
Cornelius Amberman, Sr
Added by: Shirley Amberman Guenette
 
Cornelius Amberman, Sr
Added by: Shirley Amberman Guenette
 
Cornelius Amberman, Sr
Added by: Shirley Amberman Guenette
 
 
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Thanks to gggggggrandpa Cornelius, and all the other Amerman family who fought in all the wars!
- Leona Amerman
 Added: May. 30, 2013
Thank you for your military service to our country! Rest in peace great great great great great grandfather. You will never be forgotten!
- Shirley Amberman Guenette
 Added: May. 28, 2013
 
 
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