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Joris Jansen Rappalje
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1604
Denain, France
Death: Feb. 21, 1662
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Joris Jansen Rappalje was from New Rochelle in France. He was the common ancestor of the family in America...came to U. S. in ship UNITY in 1623 & settled 1st at Fort Orange (albany, NY). Was 1 of 12 men chosen 29 AUG 1642 as 1st representative assembly ever convened on Manhattan Isla.nd. He moved to Brooklyn in 1626 & built the first log house near where the navy yard is now. 1639 he bought from Indians the land where the US Marine Hospital is now. Magistrate from 1655 to 1662. His wife was Catrina Tricot (born Paris 1605, died 1 SEPT 1689). She gave a deposition (Catalina Trico de Rapaelji) that she came to this Province in 1623 or 1624... NY Historical Society Collection sv. 35. Children: Sara Jorisse b 9 JUN 1625 (1st white female child born in New Netherlands); Maritje 1627-married Michael Paulus VanderVoort; Jannetje b 1629; Judith b 1635; Jan b 1637; Jacob b 1639; Catalyntje b 1641; Jeronimus b 1643; Annetje b 1646; Elizabeth b 1648; Daniel b 1650. I'm a direct descendant through Maritje. 
 
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Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Jul 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38965877
 

With love and gratitude from your 10x great-granddaughter.
- Carol
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014

- Donna
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
Joris Jansen Rappalje was from New Rochelle in France. He was the common ancestor of the family in America...came to U. S. in ship UNITY in 1623 & settled 1st at Fort Orange (albany, NY). Was 1 of 12 men chosen 29 AUG 1642 as 1st representative assembly...(Read more)
- Marion D
 Added: Nov. 6, 2011
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