|Jo E (#46986225)|
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Looking for Sutherland's (NJ & NY),|
Klink's (Buffalo), Krouse, Conover, Post, Gladwin, Neiman, just for starters.
Normally 12721 is my zip.
For summers I am at 04654. thanks
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|Ferber||RE: Col Thomas DeKay|
Jo, that has to be referring to Col. Thomas. Info i've found to date:
Inherited much real estate, including the whole of Morningside Heights (235 acres) which remained in the family until 1800. He sold 60 acres around Canal Street and bought 1200 acres out of the Wawayanda Patent, between Vernon, New Jersey, and Warwick, Orange County, New York. Was Assistant Alderman in the Out Ward in New York City.
Dec 8, 1724 -- Bought 1200 acres, part of the Wawayanda Patent, in Wawayanda, Orange County, NY, in the Wawayonda Valley, south of Warwick, for 500 pounds, from Lancaster Symes and Benjamin Aske. Moved there in 1734. Property extended a third of a mile back from both sides of Wawayanda Creek (then the Bandon River), and along the river for over three miles.
His house was built of Dutch brick that had to be transported from the Hudson River by ox cart.
Commissioned Colonel of all Militia west of the Hudson River in Orange County, by Governor Clinton. Most of the Militia were mounted troups because of the rugged terrain and great distances from outlying settlements. Encroachments of the French from the Northwest, Indians from the Southwest, and neighbors in the northeastern part of NJ kept him busy.
As person in authority, became "brother" to Lenape and Cochigton tribes of the Delaware Indians in the Wolves and Turkeys clans on 1/3/1745. Two chairs were placed in the public square in Goshen. The Indian Sachem and the Colonel were seated. The Colonel's left arm and Sachem's right arm were joined by a rope of wampum, a symbol of their friendship and loyalty to the English. On January 15, 1745, the Colonel went to Albany, NY, to present the belt of wampum and an account of the ceremony to the Governor.
Was Justice of the Peace in Orange County.
He was involved in an ongoing dispute with New Jersey, which claimed his land. In 1785, after his death, the state line of NY/NJ was determined to run through the middle of his property, with the house being in New Jersey. See New Jersey Archives, Vol VIII.
The last Indians left Vernon about 1750, or possibly earlier, pushed out by the expanding settlements of Europeans. Most of the earlier settlers, like Thomas DeKAY who came in 1734, were farmers.
Captain of all militia west of the Hudson River. From 1755 to 1757 his Regiment fought in the French/Indian War. He continued to protect the friendly Indians while fighting the "enemy" Indians in Northern Pennsylvania at Minnisink, near the Delaware River. (letter to Governor on 1/8/1756).
New Jersey Herald, 9/20/92
"When Tomas DeKAY died in 1758, he split up his 1,200 acre estate into six farmsteads of roughly equal size. Thomas DeKAY left one of these farms, designated as Lot NO. 2, to his third son, Thomas DeKAY, Jr. (1734 - 1810)"
De KAY Family Burying Grounds, Vernon Township, Sussex County, NJ
De KAY, Thomas, d. Jan 17, 1758, aged 60.11.0; w. Christian, d. Sep 6, 1784, aged 77.7.4
Fifty years on the frontier with the Dutch congregation at Maghaghkamik; p 4
"if the beating of Major Swartwout seems brutal, it is no worse than the beating which Colonel Thomas DeKAY, also of the Orange County militia, had given in the previous year to an old man who was a Quaker and a former dinner guest and whom DeKAY caught riding across his field in company with a Jersey surveyor." NJ Archives VIII, p 210
Historical address : sesqui-centennial, Sussex County, N.J.; p 8
"another large grant was made along the boundary line to the southeast of the Minisink Patent and is known as the Wawayanda Patent. In 1724, 1200 acres of this land were conveyed to Colonel Thomas DeKAY, of the City of New York. A portion of it is still in the ownership of his lineal descendant Henry B DeKAY. Col. DeKAY did not remove immediately from the City of New York; for in 1733 he was alderman of the outward of that city, but he must have come shortly afterward, and the date ascribed to his settlement - the first authentic date for the settlement of Vernon township - is 1734.
Added by Ferber on Mar 05, 2014 9:28 AM
|Ferber||RE: Capt Thomas DeKay|
I have records of two different (that may be the same one) sites that are equivocal as to location. DeKay land, Warwick, NY and Townsend Sandford Farm, Warwick.
Capt Thomas and Mary Roe DeKay are listed at Warwick Cemetery on findagrave but there are no stones and i have to think they predate the cemetery based on the other stones captured.
Col Thomas is buried in NJ. When he was awarded the land he understood it to be in NY but there was an ongoing boundary dispute. Ultimately, the boundary divided his land with the bulk of it in NJ and it is in that portion that he had placed him home and the cemetery.
Added by Ferber on Mar 04, 2014 11:25 AM
|Ferber||RE: Capt Thomas DeKay|
I totally screwed up. I had visited a different DeKay cemetery and found the stone for Capt Thomas. I originally set up the site with that photo and directions to the small family cemetery. After i completed it, I took one last look to make sure everything was there and accurate, and realized that the Capt Thomas stone was for a Capt Thomas with slightly different dates, and a different spouse when i only had info about one.
I'll go in and delete completely. I'm looking for a Capt. Thomas whose wife was Mary Roe. If i find a photo in my records of the correct one, I'll reenter.
Thanks for the insights
Added by Ferber on Mar 04, 2014 8:58 AM
|Tina Lappas||RE: Gantz|
My number is 48013449
thank you in advance for all your help.
Helen Cooper Gantz, Frank Gantz and Sharon Gantz Robinholt are my Aunt,Uncle and Cousin.
Helen was my mothers sister. Can you please transfer them to me if you do not mind. If you are related, I would love to find out how.
Tina Spargo Lappas
|cmweatherby||RE: All the Anderson photos|
You are welcome. I think that Arthur, Dorothy and Barbara are in the mausoleum which is kept locked and it was a few minutes before closing time when we were there. Watch for them next week.
|Patti Leland||RE: Dana York's Memorial 44965687|
You're welcome. I have seen his stone and was happy to find the story of his life.
|Robgal74||RE: Dominick and Patricia Galage|
Hi Jo. Yes if you could transfer them to me it would be great. I am Robgal74 #46980622. The memorials are
Dominick Galage #106942335
Patricia Galage #106942287
Added by Robgal74 on Jan 08, 2014 5:44 PM
|Robgal74||Dominick and Patricia Galage|
I am writing to let you know that the above people are not in St. Patrick's Cemetery. They are in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor NY. This I know as they are my in-laws and I was at both burials and I live in Newburgh. Could you please put them in the correct cemetery? Are you related to them? Thank you.
Added by Robgal74 on Jan 08, 2014 10:06 AM
|John Keeth||Ruth Anderson|
Jo - thank you for the information. I have unlinked her stepmother. I also added the information you sent to the memorial and cited you as the source. Please look at and see if this is ok for you.
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