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Cornelius Amerman Amberman, I
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1738
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: 1786
Queens County
New York, USA

Cornelius Amerman Amberman

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 one child, Derrick.

1. Derrick was born to Cornelius and Hepsobel 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 Jamaica, Queens, New York (m.b. 5:233).

Cornelius and Lambert had four children Daniel, Gurtye (Gertrude) Charity, Elizabeth "Betty" and Sarah b. 12th May 1764.

2. Daniel married Elizabeth, the daughter of Bernadus Bennett, and died April 6, 1841.

3. Gurtye "Gertrude" was also known as Charity.

4. Elizabeth "Betty" married a Hendrickson.

5. 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.

6. Abigil and Cornelius had one child, Jan John Amerman Amberman who was baptised in 1766. Jan "John" married Antie Brinkerhoff about 1784. They had seven children.

Cornelius and his son Derick 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. Cornelius Ammerman/Amerman/Amberman died about sometime between 1783 and 1786. In 1786 Derrick requested bounty land for he and his 5 other siblings, since his father Cornelius was deceased; this was granted in 1792. 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.

On August 17, 1786, the claim of Dirck Amerman, in behalf of himself and the other children of Cornelius Amerman, for a grant of such land as their said father was entitled to, he having served as soldier in the 2d New York Regiment, was recorded in a book dated 1987. The book is "New York (State) Secretary of State, Calendar of N. Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers in the Office of the Secretary of State of New York, 1643-1803; Compiled by E. B. O'Callaghan, Introduction by Peter Christoph" published by Harbor Hill Books, Harrison, New York, page 726. Cornelius' bounty land was signed over to his son Derrick Amerman/Amberman, adm., on March 7, 1792; warrant number 6726 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA.
Family links: 
  Derrick Amberman (1704 - 1781)
  Margareitje Danielse Polhemus (1704 - 1784)
  Hepsobel Higbie Amerman/Amberman (1738 - 1759)*
  Lambert Van Ausdalla Amerman Amberman (1741 - 1764)*
  Abigail Okely Amerman Amberman (1745 - ____)*
  Jan Amberman (1766 - 1828)*
*Calculated relationship
It is rumored that Cornelius died on the battle field while fighting in the Revolutionary War in New York. Right now, the burial site is unknown.
Note: There is an extensive Amberman chart by Charles Theodore 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.
Created by: Shirley Amberman Guenett...
Record added: May 21, 2013
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Cornelius Amerman Amberman, I
Added by: Shirley Amberman Guenette
Cornelius Amerman Amberman, I
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Cornelius Amerman Amberman, I
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I just learned that you, Cornelius, died on the battle field during the Revolutionary War. You died so we could have our freedom; that is the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you so much for your service! I love you! RIP!
- Shirley Amberman Guenette
 Added: May. 14, 2015
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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