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Bio Photo I've been working on my family history off and on for about 25 years now. I love contributing to this site and doing the genealogical research.
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Neglected and alone.

The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.

Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago

Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew

That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Julie Linneman
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I saw your note for the photo of Nathaniel Fitzpatrick (#128678927) and you mentioned that he is buried in a line with George William F., Nora F., and Annie F., who were all of his children. Did all of his children die as children? Do you happen to know when these three died? I can't find any records for these 3 kids after the census of 1880, except that I did find a record that a George William F. married an Alice Craves in Daviess County, Indiana, in 1898, and wondered if that might be him. I'd appreciate any information you might have. Thanks! -- Julie Linneman
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Beth Phillips
RE: William B. Conner
I'm not 100% sure that this is the correct William Conner. Do you happen to have the name of his children and the grandchild listed in the obituary? I believe the grandson mentioned may have been my Dad. He was born in Louisville in 1928. Thanks!

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William B. Conner
Thank you for posting the information about William Byron Conner. I searched for years trying to find some information about him and was unsuccessful. I'm so excited to find out more about my great-grandfather and his family!
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William B. Conner
Thank you for posting the information about William Byron Conner. I searched for years trying to find some information about him and was unsuccessful. I'm so excited to find out more about my great-grandfather and his family!
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RE: Harry Axsom # 85172405
After checking 1940 Indiana Census, this Harry V. Axsom is probably the infant's father. The Harry V. Axsom found at Bunker Hill matches the 1940 Indiana Census person who is married to a Mabel.
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Alma Kellner
Hello Phantasm,

I am working on a project regarding Alma Kellner. Are you a descendent of her family? If so, I would love to talk with you and see any photos or other documents you have found.

Please contact me at kgramone@yahoo.com if you can.

Thanks!
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Obsessed Rooter
RE: Byron T. and Rosa (Pixley) Vangilder
Thank you. I'm not sure if I can send so much this way. If you would send your e-mail address to jackielois at comcast.net, I can send you more.

Ahnentafel of Byron Thurston Vangilder
--- 1st Generation ---
1. Byron Thurston1 Vangilder1,2,3,1,4,5,1,4,5 was born on Thursday 18 September 1890 at Borden, Clark County, in IN. His age was listed as twenty-two in
the Indiana Marriage Index (10 Mar 1911), making his birth year about 1889. According to his World War I Draft Registration, his birth date was 18
September 1891. His age was reported as thirty-eight in the 1930 Federal Census, making his birth year about 1892. According to the 1920 Federal
Census, his father was born in Missouri and his mother in Indiana. His father was born in Ohio and his mother in Indiana according to the 1930 Federal
Census.1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,3,12,4 He appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 at Wood Township, Clark County, IN, in the household of his father, O. H.
Vangilder, and his mother, Hester Ann Elrod.1 He was a farmer on the home farm on 19 April 1910.2 He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at
Wood Township, Clark County, IN, in the household of his father, Ottawa H. Vangilder, and his mother, Hester A. Vangilder.2
On Friday 10 March 1911, at age 20, Byron Thurston Vangilder married Rosa Pixley (age 18) at Washington County, IN.7,6,8,11,13,4,14 He was
described as tall, of medium build with brown eyes and light red hair on 5 June 1917.9 He was a self-employed farmer on 5 June 1917.9
Byron Thurston Vangilder lived on 5 June 1917 at Borden, Wood Township, Clark County, IN.9 Byron Thurston Vangilder and his wife, Rosa
Vangilder, and their children, Florence Mae, Harriet and Hubert, appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN.
Also in the household was Archie Lee Vangilder, brother to the head of household. The family rented their farm.7 He was a farmer in the general farming
industry (see 1920 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 5) on 2 January 1920.7 He was a laborer working out on 16 January 1920.6 He
appeared on the census of 1920 at Wood Township, Clark County, IN, in the household of his father, Otowa H. Van Gilder, and his mother, Hester A.
Vangilder.6 He was a blacksmith in a shop on 20 April 1930.8
In the census of 1930, Byron Thurston Vangilder and his wife, Rosa Vangilder, with their children, Florence Mae, John E. and Ruth E., appeared at
Main St., Ward 3, New Providence Town, Wood Township, Clark County, IN. The family rented their home for 8 dollars a month. Henry Levy Pixley, Ester
R. Pixley and Cletus Marie Pixley appeared on the census of 20 April 1930 as a neighbor of Byron Thurston Vangilder.8
Byron Thurston Vangilder and Rosa Vangilder lived with their children, John E. Vangilder and Ruth Alice Van Gilder, on 1 April 1935 at Wood
Township, Clark County, IN.9 According to the Federal Census of 1940, Byron Thurston Vangilder had completed the third grade of school.9 He was a
carpenter on his own account with his own business. He worked forty hours during the week of 24-30 March 1940 on 27 April 1940.9
In the census of 1940, Byron Thurston Vangilder and his wife, Rosa Vangilder, with their children, John E., Carl O. and Ruth Alice, appeared at Wood
Township, Clark County, IN. The family owned their farm (see 1940 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 58).9
Byron Thurston Vangilder lived on 27 April 1942 at RFD 2, Borden, Wood Township, Clark County, IN.3 He was a witness to was identified as the
person who would always know the whereabouts of with Mrs. Olive Pixley on 27 April 1942 at RFD 2, Pekin, Washington County, IN.3 He was selfemployed
at a sawmill on 27 April 1942 at Borden, Clark County, IN.3 He and Rosa Vangilder were subjects of a photograph in 1967.15
Byron Thurston Vangilder lived before May 1975 at Borden, Clark County, IN, 47106.10
Byron Thurston Vangilder died on 19 May 1975 at Clarksville, Clark County, IN, aged 84 years, 8 months and 1 day.10,16 He was buried in the Olive
Branch Cemetery in Pekin, IN.16 His Social Security Number was 314-09-8230 issued: Indiana (Before 1951 ) [Byron Vangilder, Born: 18 Sep 1890,
Died: May 1975] Last Residence: Borden, Clark, Indiana 47106, United States of America.10
--- 2nd Generation ---
2. Ottoway Henderson2 Vangilder17,18,11,19,17,18,20,17,18,20 was born in March 1861 in OH. His father was born in New Jersey and his mother in Ohio
according to the 1880 Federal Census. According to the 1900 Federal Census, his father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Ohio. But the 1910,
1920 and 1930 Federal Census records the birth place of both his parents as Ohio.17,21,1,2,6,22,23,20 Ottoway Henderson Vangilder appeared on the census
of 1 September 1870 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, in the household of Sarah Boice.17 He was a farm laborer on 11 June 1880.21 He
appeared on the census of 1880 at Cheshire Precinct, Gallia County, OH, in the household of his adopted mother, Sarah Boice.21
On Sunday 24 October 1886, at age 25, Ottoway Henderson Vangilder married Hester Ann Elrod (age 22), daughter of Eli Elrod and Louisa J. Dudley,
at Washington County, IN.1,2,22,24,25,5,20 He was a tinsmith on 14 June 1900.1
In the census of 1900, O. H. Vangilder and his wife, Hester Ann Elrod, with their children, James Eli, Byron Thurston, Archie Lee, Ruby O. and
Bertrum Elrod "Bert", appeared at Wood Township, Clark County, IN. The family rented their home.1 In the United States Federal Census of 1900, he
was listed as O. H.1
In the census of 1910, Ottawa H. Vangilder and his wife, Hester A. Vangilder, with their children, James Eli, Byron Thurston, Archie Lee, Ruby O.,
Bertrum Elrod "Bert" and Louis, appeared at Wood Township, Clark County, IN. The family owned their farm and did not have a mortgage (see 1910
United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 13).2 He was an employer and a famer with a fruit farm on 19 April 1910.2 As of 19 April 1910, he was
also known as Ottawa H. Vangilder.2 Archie Lee Vangilder was employed by O. H. Vangilder as a farmer on 5 January 1917 at Borden, Clark County,
IN.26 Bertrum Elrod "Bert" Vangilder was employed by O. H. Vangilder as farming on 12 September 1918 at Borden, Clark County, IN.27 He was a
farmer in the general farming industry (see 1920 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 88) on 16 January 1920.6
In the census of 1920, Otowa H. Van Gilder and his wife, Hester A. Vangilder, with their children, Archie Lee, Bert, Oram and Olive H., with their son,
Byron Thurston, and his wife, Rosa Vangilder, appeared at Wood Township, Clark County, IN. The family owned their farm and did not have a mortgage
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(see 1920 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 88).6 As of 16 January 1920, he was also known as Otowa H. Van Gilder.6 He was a farmer
with a fruit farm on 22 April 1930.22
In the census of 1930, Ottoway Henderson Vangilder and his wife, Hester A. Vangilder, with their daughter, Olive H., appeared at Wood Township,
Clark County, IN. The family owned their farm (see 1930 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 144). They also owned a radio.22
Ottoway Henderson Vangilder and Hester A. Vangilder lived with their children, Ruby O. Vangilder, Bertrum Elrod "Bert" Vangilder and Olive H.
Vangilder, on 1 April 1935 at Wayne Township, Bartholomew County, IN. A grandchild, Frederick Vangilder, also lived in the household.23 In the Federal
Census of 1940, Ottoway Henderson Vangilder's name was recorded as Otto Vangilder.23
In the census of 1940, Ottoway Henderson Vangilder and his wife, Hester A. Vangilder, with their children, Ruby O., Bertrum Elrod "Bert" and Olive
H., appeared at Wayne Township, Bartholomew County, IN. Their grandson, Frederick Vangilder, was also listed in the household. The family owned
their farm (see 1940 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 249) valued at two thousand dollars.23 According to the Federal Census of 1940,
Ottoway Henderson Vangilder had completed the fifth grade of school.23
Ottoway Henderson Vangilder died in 1945, aged 84 years.20 He was buried in the Olive Branch Cemetery IN.4
3. Hester Ann2 Elrod28,19,29,5,29,5 was born in August 1864 in IN. Her age was listed as sixty-four in the 1930 Federal Census, making her birth year about
1866.28,30,1,2,6,22,23,5 Hester Ann Elrod appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 in Polk Township, Washington County, IN, in the household of Eli Elrod.
Lewanna Elrod, Joseph W. Elrod, Wily W. Elrod, Edward Elrod, and Alice Elrod were also listed as members of the household.28 She appeared on the
census of 16 June 1880 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN, in the household of her father, Eli Elrod, and her mother, Lewanna Elrod.30
On Sunday 24 October 1886, at age 22, Hester Ann Elrod married Ottoway Henderson Vangilder (age 25), son of James Vangilder and Harriet Boice,
at Washington County, IN.1,2,22,24,25,5,20 On 14 June 1900, Hester Ann Elrod had five children and all five were still alive.1
In the census of 1900, Hester Ann Elrod and her husband, O. H. Vangilder, with their children, James Eli, Byron Thurston, Archie Lee, Ruby O. and
Bertrum Elrod "Bert", appeared at Wood Township, Clark County, IN. The family rented their home.1 On 19 April 1910, Hester Ann Elrod had six children
and all six were still living.2
In the census of 1910, Hester A. Vangilder and her husband, Ottawa H. Vangilder, with their children, James Eli, Byron Thurston, Archie Lee, Ruby
O., Bertrum Elrod "Bert" and Louis, appeared at Wood Township, Clark County, IN. The family owned their farm and did not have a mortgage (see 1910
United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 13).2
In the census of 1920, Hester A. Vangilder and her husband, Otowa H. Van Gilder, with their children, Archie Lee, Bert, Oram and Olive H., with their
son, Byron Thurston, and his wife, Rosa Vangilder, appeared at Wood Township, Clark County, IN. The family owned their farm and did not have a
mortgage (see 1920 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 88).6
In the census of 1930, Hester A. Vangilder and her husband, Ottoway Henderson Vangilder, with their daughter, Olive H., appeared at Wood
Township, Clark County, IN. The family owned their farm (see 1930 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 144). They also owned a radio.22
Ottoway Henderson Vangilder and Hester A. Vangilder lived with their children, Ruby O. Vangilder, Bertrum Elrod "Bert" Vangilder and Olive H.
Vangilder, on 1 April 1935 at Wayne Township, Bartholomew County, IN. A grandchild, Frederick Vangilder, also lived in the household.23
In the census of 1940, Hester A. Vangilder and her husband, Ottoway Henderson Vangilder, with their children, Ruby O., Bertrum Elrod "Bert" and
Olive H., appeared at Wayne Township, Bartholomew County, IN. Their grandson, Frederick Vangilder, was also listed in the household. The family
owned their farm (see 1940 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 249) valued at two thousand dollars.23 According to the Federal Census of
1940, Hester Ann Elrod had completed the fifth grade of school.23 Hester A. Vangilder was listed at the person who would always know the whereabouts
of James Eli Van Gilder in his World War II Draft Registration dated 27 April 1942.31
Hester Ann Elrod died in 1945, aged 81 years.4 She was buried in the Olive Branch Cemetery IN.4
--- 3rd Generation ---
4. James3 Vangilder was born in August 1825 in NJ. He was listed in the 1860 Federal Census with an age of thirty-one, making his birth year about
1829. According to Linda Croucher, he was born in South Seaville, Cape May County, New Jersey.32,33,34,35,36,37,11 He lived with Seth Vangilder and
Rebecca Ann Peterson between 1835 and 1839? at Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH.38,39,40 He appeared on the census of 2 September 1850 at
Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, with Smith Vangilder, Judith Vangilder, Eliza Mary Vangilder, Caroline Vangilder, Clarisa Vangilder, and Vethelia
Vangilder. These children of Seth and Rebecca Vangilder are listed in the 1850 census as the family living in the next dwelling to them.32 He was a
blacksmith from 2 September 1850 to 20 June 1870.32,34,35
On Friday 18 November 1853, at age 28, James Vangilder married Harriet Boice (age 19), daughter of (--?--) Boice and Sarah (--?--), at Gallia County,
OH.35,41,42,43,11
James Vangilder appeared on the census of 15 June 1860 at Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, with Harriet Vangilder, Eugene D. Vangilder,
Delila E. Vangilder, William Milford Vangilder, and Sarah Alice Vangilder as members of the household. In the 1860 Federal Census, James Vangilder
declared real estate valued two hundred dollars and personal property valued at one hundred fifty dollars.35
On circa 1867, James Vangilder married Sarah Bynum.33,34,36,37
James Vangilder appeared on the census of 20 June 1870 at Mount Erie Township, Wayne County, IL, with Sarah Vangilder, William Milford
Vangilder, Sarah Alice Vangilder, James H. Vangilder, Jane E. Vangilder, Nancy Hall, and Mary A. Hall as members of the household. In the 1870
Federal Census, James Vangilder was listed with real estate valued at five hundred dollars and personal property valued at four hundred dollars.33,34
In the census of 1880, James Vangilder and his wife, Sarah Vangilder, with their children, James H., Jane E. and Richard, appeared at Town of Mount
Erie, Mount Erie Township, Wayne County, IL.37 He was a farmer on 23 June 1880.37
In the census of 1900, James Vandilger and his wife, Sarah Vandilger, appeared at King Township, Johnson County, AR. The family owned their farm
and did not have a mortgage (see 1900 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 106). Seth R. Vandilger, Arminda Vandilger, John Vandilger and
Lee Bynum appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 as a neighbor of James Vandilger.33 He was a farmer on 12 June 1900.36 In the United States
Federal Census of 1900, he was listed as James Vandilger.36
5. Harriet3 Boice35,42,44,44 was born on Saturday 27 September 1834 in OH.35,45,42 Harriet Boice appeared on the census of 2 September 1850 in
Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, in the household of Sarah Boice. Caroline Boice, James H. Boice, Sarah A. Boice, and Annas Boice were also
listed as members of the household.44
On Friday 18 November 1853, at age 19, Harriet Boice married James Vangilder (age 28), son of Seth Vangilder and Rebecca Ann Peterson, at Gallia
County, OH.35,41,42,43,11 Harriet Vangilder appeared on the census of 15 June 1860 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, in the household of James
Vangilder. Eugene D. Vangilder, Delila E. Vangilder, William Milford Vangilder, and Sarah Alice Vangilder were also listed as members of the
household.35
Harriet Boice died on 3 February 1865, aged 30 years, 4 months and 7 days.46,42 She was buried in the Gravel Hill Cememtery, Gravel Hill Road, in
Cheshire Township, OH.46
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6. Eli3 Elrod29,47,47 was born in July 1830 in IN. According to the 1880 Federal Census, he was forty-seven years old, making his birth year about 1833.
Both his parents were born in North Carolina according to the 1900 and 1910 Federal Censuses.47,48,28,30,49,50 Eli Elrod appeared on the census of 23
October 1850 in Franklin Township, Washington County, IN, in the household of Elizabeth Elrod. Cornelius Elrod, Robert Elrod, Thomas B. Elrod,
Richard J. Elrod, and Margaret Parker were also listed as members of the household.47 He was a farmer on 23 October 1850.47
On Sunday 12 November 1854, at age 24, Eli Elrod married Susannah Dulley, daughter of Ransom Dudley and Lydia (--?--), at Washington County,
IN.30,49,50,51 He was a farmer on 1 June 1860.48
Ely Elrod appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN, with Lewanna Elrod, Joseph W. Elrod, and Wiley W.
Elrod as members of the household. According to the 1860 Federal Census, Ely Elrod owned real estate valued at twenty-five hundred dollars and
personal property valued at six hundred dollars.48 In the United States Federal Census of 1860, he was listed as Ely Elrod.48 He was a farmer on 30 July
1870.28
Eli Elrod appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN, with Lewanna Elrod, Joseph W. Elrod, Wily W. Elrod,
Edward Elrod, Hester Ann Elrod, and Alice Elrod as members of the household Eli Elrod owned real estate valued at five thousand dollars and personal
property valued at nineteen hundred dollars according to the 1870 Federal Census.28
In the census of 1880, Eli Elrod and his wife, Lewanna Elrod, with their children, Williard H., Edward, Hester Ann, Greely H., Stephan and Elizabeth,
appeared at Polk Township, Washington County, IN.30 He was a farmer on 16 June 1880.30
In the census of 1900, Eli Elrod and his wife, Luana J. Elrod, with their son, Greely H., and his wife, Florence D. Walker, with their daughter, Lizzie E.,
appeared at Polk Township, Washington County, IN. Their granddaughter, Selma M. Elrod, was also listed in the household. The family owned their farm
and did not have a mortgage.49 He was a farmer (see 1900 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 111) on 13 June 1900.49 He was an employer
and a farmer in the general farm industry (see 1910 United States Federal Census Farm Schedule 53) on 22 April 1910.50 Eli Elrod and his wife, Luana
J. Elrod, appeared on the census of 22 April 1910 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN. Their granddaughter, Bessie Elrod, was also listed in the
household. The family owned their farm and did not have a mortgage.50
7. Louisa J.3 Dudley52,52,52 was born circa 1837 in IN. In the 1870 Federal Census, her age was listed as thirty-five, making her birth year about 1835. Her
age was listed as forty in the1880 Federal Census, making her birth year about 1840. The 1900 Federal Census records her birth date as August 1835.
according to the 1900 Federal Census, her father was born in North Carolina and her monter in Indiana. The 1910 Federal Census reports that both her
parents were born in Indiana.52,48,28,30,49,50 Louisa J. Dudley appeared on the census of 7 September 1850 in Hamilton Township, Sullivan County, IN, in
the household of Ransom Dudley. Lydia Dudley, Nancy M. Dudley, Elonzo P. Dudley, Jasper N. Dudley, John B. Dudley, James R. Dudley, Rachel
Dudley, and Martha A. Dudley were also listed as members of the household.52 As of before 12 November 1854, she was also known as Susannah
Dulley.29,53
On Sunday 12 November 1854, Susannah Dulley married Eli Elrod (age 24), son of (--?--) Elrod and Elizabeth (--?--), at Washington County,
IN.30,49,50,51 In the United States Federal Census of 1860, she was listed as Lewanna Elrod.48 Lewanna Elrod appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 in
Polk Township, Washington County, IN, in the household of Ely Elrod. Joseph W. Elrod and Wiley W. Elrod were also listed as members of the
household.48 Lewanna Elrod appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 in Polk Township, Washington County, IN, in the household of Eli Elrod. Joseph
W. Elrod, Wily W. Elrod, Edward Elrod, Hester Ann Elrod, and Alice Elrod were also listed as members of the household.28
In the census of 1880, Lewanna Elrod and her husband, Eli Elrod, with their children, Williard H., Edward, Hester Ann, Greely H., Stephan and
Elizabeth, appeared at Polk Township, Washington County, IN.30
In the census of 1900, Luana J. Elrod and her husband, Eli Elrod, with their son, Greely H., and his wife, Florence D. Walker, with their daughter,
Lizzie E., appeared at Polk Township, Washington County, IN. Their granddaughter, Selma M. Elrod, was also listed in the household. The family owned
their farm and did not have a mortgage.49 In the United States Federal Census of 1900, she was listed as Luana J. Elrod.49,50 On 13 June 1900, Louisa
J. Dudley had eight children but only seven still lived.49
In the census of 1910, Luana J. Elrod and her husband, Eli Elrod, appeared at Polk Township, Washington County, IN. Their granddaughter, Bessie
Elrod, was also listed in the household. The family owned their farm and did not have a mortgage.50 On 22 April 1910, Louisa J. Dudley had eight
children but only six were still alilve.50
--- 4th Generation ---
8. Seth4 Vangilder44,54,55,56,57,58,40,38,56,57,58,40 was also known as Seth Van Gilder.40 He was born in 1804 at Cape May County in NJ.38,55,57,44,40,59,60 He
was a boat builder at Cape May County, NJ.38
On Sunday 2 January 1825, Seth Vangilder married Rebecca Ann Peterson.38,61,57,62,55 He and Rebecca Ann Peterson settled in Cheshire Township,
Gallia County, OH, between 1835 and 1839?.38,39,40 He appeared on the census of 2 September 1850 at Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, with
Rebecca Ann Peterson. His children were listed in the 1850 census as the next family who were living in the next dwelling.44 He was a shoemaker from 2
September 1850 to 18 June 1860.44,59
In the census of 1860, Seth Vangilder and his wife, Rebecca Ann Vangilder, with their children, Caroline, Clarissay J., Lethilia and Judith, appeared at
Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH. Seth Vangilder was listed in the 1860 Federal Census with real estate valued at three hundred fifty dollars and
personal property valued at seventy-five dollars.59
9. Rebecca Ann4 Peterson40,63 was born in 1808 at Cape May County in NJ.44,59,60
On Sunday 2 January 1825, Rebecca Ann Peterson married Seth Vangilder, son of Ezekiel Van Gilder and Judah Smith.38,61,57,62,55 She and Seth
Vangilder settled in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, between 1835 and 1839?.38,39,40 Rebecca Ann Peterson appeared on the census of 2
September 1850 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, in the household of Seth Vangilder.44
In the census of 1860, Rebecca Ann Vangilder and her husband, Seth Vangilder, with their children, Caroline, Clarissay J., Lethilia and Judith,
appeared at Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH. Seth Vangilder was listed in the 1860 Federal Census with real estate valued at three hundred fifty
dollars and personal property valued at seventy-five dollars.59
10.
(--?--) Boice married Sarah (--?--).44
11.
Sarah (--?--) married (--?--) Boice.44 She was born circa 1810 in OH. However, the 1860 Federal Census records her birth state as Virginia. In the
1880 Federal Census, it was reported that both her parents were born in Virginia.44,59,17,21
Sarah Boice appeared on the census of 2 September 1850 at Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, with Harriet Boice, Caroline Boice, James H.
Boice, Sarah A. Boice, and Annas Boice as members of the household Sarah Boice owned real estate valued at six hundred dollars according to the 1850
Federal Census.44 Sarah Boyce appeared on the census of 19 June 1860 at Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, with James H. Boyce, Annie Boyce,
James M. Boyce, and John Jacobs as members of the household. In the 1860 Federal Census members of this household were recorded with real and
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personal property. James H. Boyce reported owning real estate valued at seven thousand two hundred dollars and personal property valued at thee
hundred dollars. While John Jacobs owned personal property valued at one hundred dollars according to the 1860 Federal Census.59 In the United
States Federal Census of 1860, Sarah (--?--) was listed as Sarah Boyce.59
Sarah Boice appeared on the census of 1 September 1870 at Cheshire Township, Gallia County, OH, with Ottoway Henderson Vangilder as members
of the household. According to the 1870 Federal Census, Sarah Boice owned real estate valued at fifteen hundred dollars and personal property valued at
three hundred forty-five dollars. Sarah could not read or write according to the 1870 Federal Census.17 Sarah Boice appeared on the census of 11 June
1880 at Cheshire Precinct, Gallia County, OH, with her adopted son, Ottoway Henderson.21
12.
(--?--) Elrod married Elizabeth (--?--).47
13.
Elizabeth (--?--) married (--?--) Elrod.47 She was born circa 1798 in NC.47
Elizabeth Elrod appeared on the census of 23 October 1850 at Franklin Township, Washington County, IN, with Eli Elrod, Cornelius Elrod, Robert
Elrod, Thomas B. Elrod, Richard J. Elrod, and Margaret Parker as members of the household. In the 1850 Federal Census, Elizabeth Elrod reported
owning real estate valued at three thousand six hundred dollars.47
14.
Ransom Dudley married Lydia (--?--).52,64,65 He was born circa 1807 in NC. According to the 1880 Federal Census, his father was born in Maryland
and his mother in Virginia.52,66,64,65
Ransom Dudley appeared on the census of 7 September 1850 at Hamilton Township, Sullivan County, IN, with Lydia Dudley, Nancy M. Dudley,
Louisa J. Dudley, Elonzo P. Dudley, Jasper N. Dudley, John B. Dudley, James R. Dudley, Rachel Dudley, and Martha A. Dudley as members of the
household. According to the 1850 Federal Census, Ransom Dudley owned real estate valued at three hundred fifty dollars.52 He was a farmer on 1 June
1860.66
Ransom Dudley appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN, with Lydia (--?--), Alonzo Dudley, Jasper N.
Dudley, John B. Dudley, James R. Dudley, Elisabeth Dudley, Martha A. Dudley, Sarah Dudley, Eliza Dudley, and Clary Dudley as members of the
household Ransom Dudley reported owning real estate valued at twelve hundred dollars and personal property valued at eighteen hundred dollars in the
1860 Federal Census.66 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN, as a neighbor of Cornelius Elrod.66 He
was a farmer on 7 August 1870.64
Ransom Dudley appeared on the census of 7 August 1870 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN, with Lydia Dudley, Martha A. Dudley, Sarah
Dudley, Eliza Dudley, William E. Dudley, Clara Dudley, and Tucker Dudley as members of the household Ransom Dudley declared real estate valued at
eighteen thousand dollars and personal property valued at thirty dollars in the 1870 Federal Census.64 He was a farmer on 11 June 1880.65
In the census of 1880, Ransom Dudley and his wife, Lydia Dudley, with their children, William E. and Tucker, appeared at Polk Township,
Washington County, IN.65
15.
Lydia (--?--) married Ransom Dudley.52,64,65 She was born in March 1819 in IN. Both her parents were born in North Carolina according to the 1880
and 1900 Federal Censuses.52,64,65,67 Lydia Dudley appeared on the census of 7 September 1850 in Hamilton Township, Sullivan County, IN, in the
household of Ransom Dudley. Nancy M. Dudley, Louisa J. Dudley, Elonzo P. Dudley, Jasper N. Dudley, John B. Dudley, James R. Dudley, Rachel
Dudley, and Martha A. Dudley were also listed as members of the household.52 In the United States Federal Census of 1850, she was listed as Lyddia
Dudley.66 She appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 at Polk Township, Washington County, IN, as a neighbor of Cornelius Elrod.66 Lydia (--?--)
appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 in Polk Township, Washington County, IN, in the household of Ransom Dudley. Alonzo Dudley, Jasper N.
Dudley, John B. Dudley, James R. Dudley, Elisabeth Dudley, Martha A. Dudley, Sarah Dudley, Eliza Dudley, and Clary Dudley were also listed as
members of the household.66 Lydia Dudley appeared on the census of 7 August 1870 in Polk Township, Washington County, IN, in the household of
Ransom Dudley. Martha A. Dudley, Sarah Dudley, Eliza Dudley, William E. Dudley, Clara Dudley, and Tucker Dudley were also listed as members of the
household.64
In the census of 1880, Lydia Dudley and her husband, Ransom Dudley, with their children, William E. and Tucker, appeared at Polk Township,
Washington County, IN.65 She appeared on the census of 1900 in Polk Township, Washington County, IN, in the household of Tucker Dudley and
Marguerite Dudley.67 As of 24 June 1900, she was also known as Liddie Dudley.67
--- 5th Generation ---
16. Ezekiel5 Van Gilder38,68,40,55,69,68,58,70,40,69,68,58 was also known as Ezekiel VanGilder.68 Ancestral File reports Ezekiel Van Gilder's birth date as 26
April 1759 at Cape May City, Cape May County, NJ.68,71,58,40 But Early Van Gelder Families places Ezekiel's date of birth circa 1762 at Pine Book.38
On Monday 11 August 1788, at age 29, Ezekiel Van Gilder married Judah Smith, daughter of Tuthill Smith and Judith Gandy, at Cape May County,
NJ.38,55,57,56,72,68,73,58,70,40 Ezekiel Van Gilder may have died circa 1822 at age 63 years.58,40 Although Ancestral File states, Ezekiel Van Gilder died in
1851 at Cape May County, NJ, at age 92 years.71 (his Ancestral File Number is 3C24-CH).71
17. Judah5 Smith68,58,56,57,68,58 was also known as Judith Smith.40
On Monday 11 August 1788, Judah Smith married Ezekiel Van Gilder (age 29), son of Abraham Van Gilder and Martha Ann Hand, at Cape May
County, NJ.38,55,57,56,72,68,73,58,70,40 Her Ancestral File Number is C5XH-CK.74
--- 6th Generation ---
32. One researcher gives Abraham Van Gilder's birth date as 1726.68 Earliy Van Gelder Families says that Abraham Van Gilder was born circa 1728 at
Cape May County, NJ.75,76 Some records suggest he was also known as Abraham Van Gelder III.77,78 Other records suggest, Abraham Van Gilder may
have been born on Thursday 15 November 1736 at Cape May County in NJ.68,79,58,80,40,81,82,83 He arrived in the area that became Petersburg from Long
Island between 1737 and 1748. The area was along the Cedar Swamp Creek, Cape May County, NJ.84
On Monday 22 August 1757, Abraham Van Gilder married Martha Ann Hand, daughter of Philip Hand and Martha Schenck, at Cape May County,
NJ.75,56,85,86,68,73,71,58,70,87,40,76,83 Johannes Van Gelder mentioned his son Abraham Van Gilder in his will dated 8 October 1772.88,56,68,58,89,40 Abraham
Van Gilder was listed on the original certificate signed by the members of the 2d Company of ye Cape May Battalion of Militia dated 16 April 1775.
Abraham served as Private, Battalion of Militia, 2nd Company, under Capt. James Willets, according to Wm. Kenan.40,90,91,84,70,87 The 2d Company of ye
Cape May Battalion of Militia met, nominated, chose and appointed Captain James Willits Junr. on 21 September 1775 at Cape May County, NJ. Along
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with Colonel John Mackey Abraham Van Gilder, Isaac Van Gelder Sr., Jeremiah Van Gelder, Ensign Henry Young 2nd, James Godfrey Jr., Joseph
Badcock IV, Amos Willets, Second Lieutenant Joseph Wheaton, Parmenas Corson, Moses Griffing, Cornelius Corson, First Lieutenant David Edwards,
Japhet Hand, Abel Lee, John Golden, David Corson, Daniel Skull, Rem Corson, Jesse Corson, John Cone, Samuel Insell, Stephen Young, Thomas
Scott, Uriah Young, and Jacob Corson were also listed on the original certificate signed by members of the Company. Another election took place on 16
March 1777.91,92,83 He again began military service on 16 April 1777 in the 2nd Company, Cape May Battalion, Revolutionary War. Abraham Van Gilder's
name is on the boulder on the grounds of the Old Court House in Cape May Court House according to Louisa VanGilder.68,58,40 He moved west, possibly
to Illinois, sometime later according to The History of Petersburg, second edition, page 142. However, other sources detail his death and will in Cape
May Co., NJ. This is part of the confusion surrounding the early generations of this family.90,84,70 Early Van Gelder Families gives a second marriage of
Abraham Van Gilder, son of Johannes Van Gelder and Elizabeth Adams, to Mary Alcuit. The Appendix of The History of Petersburg, second edition,
page 188 quoting information provided by Mrs. Sarah (VanGilder) Eckley who was the daughter of Jeremiah and granddaugher of John VanGilder, Sr.,
definitely states that Abraham Van Gilder, son of Johannes Van Gelder and Elizabeth Adams, did not marry Mary Alcuit. It is this compiler's opinion that
this marriage was probably between Mary Alcuit and Abraham Van Gilder's son, Abraham Van Gilder, son of Abraham Van Gilder and Martha Ann Hand.
More research is necessary to solve this puzzle.75,85,70,40 John Van Gelder left a will on 2 February 1799 at Upper Precinct, Cape May County, NJ,
naming among his sons, Abraham Van Gilder.77,90,56,68,70,40 According to Wm. P. Kenan, his will (Cape May Co. #842E) was dated Mar. 26, 1803 and
proved Aug. 12, 1809, Cape MayCo., NJ. A copy of his Will transcribed by Mr. Kenan reads: IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: Abraham Vangilder of the
upper township of the county of Cape May and State of New Jersey being at this time in health of body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given
to God and calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die Do make and ordain this my last will and
testament. Viz. Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my soul into the hands of Almight Gody that gave it and my body I recommend to the
earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the
same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give divide and
dispose of in the following manner and form. First it is my will that all my just Debts and funeral charges be paid. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Eldest
son Ezekial Vangilder one fourth part of all my Cedar Swamp that I now own and possess to him his heirs and assigns for ever. Item. I give and bequeath
unto my son David Vangilder one fourth part of all my Cedar Swamp that I now own and possess to him his heirs and assigns for ever. Item. I give and
bequeath unto my son Jeremiah Vangilder one fourth part of all my Cedar Swamp as aforesaid to him his heirs and assigns for ever. Item. I give and
bequeath unto my son Abraham Vangilder one fourth part of all my Cedar Swamp as aforesaid to him his heirs and assigns for ever. And as to the
remaining part of my moveable Estate it is my will and I do order that it be Equally divided Amongst all my children. And I do hereby Constitute and
appoint my two sons Ezekiel Vangilder and David Vangilder my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby Utterly
disallow Revoke and Disannul all and every other former Testament, Wills Legacies bequeaths and Executions by me in any wise before named Willed
and bequeathed. Testifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. Writings where of I have here unto Set my hand and Seal
this twenty six day of March in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and three. Signed Sealed published pronounced and Declared by him
the said Abraham Vangilder as his Last Will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our
names. Abraham Vangilder SS David Beillou, John Pouvey, Elisha Knowles. Amasa Vangilder was not mentioned in this will. There are varying
opinions as to whether or not Amasa is or is not the son of Abraham Van Gilder.40,93,94 Abraham Van Gilder died on or before 12 August 1809 at Cape
May County, NJ, at age 83 years.95,71,58,80,81,40,83 His estate was probated on 12 August 1809 at Cape May County, NJ.75,94 Some sources say he was a
veteran of the War of 1812-14; however, that would be impossible if his date of death were correct.70 Information regarding the children of Abraham
Van Gilder was taken from the corrected chaper on VanGelder in Craig's 1934 edition of History of Petersburg. It was written April 1st, 1807, at the
request of Mrs. Sara VanGilder Eckley, daugher of Jeremiah and granddaughter of John VanGilder, Sr. Mrs. Eckley was then ninety years of age. (per
Louisa VanGilder's manuscript).70,96 According to The History of Petersburg (original edition) and (second edition), some descendants now (in 1913) live
in Illinois.97,90 His Ancestral File Number is 3C23-VX.71
33. Martha Ann6 Hand75,98,71,75,71,75 was born circa 1729 at Cape May County in NJ.71 She was born on Sunday 17 March 1737 at Cape May County in
NJ.68,40,58
On Monday 22 August 1757, Martha Ann Hand married Abraham Van Gilder, son of Johannes Van Gelder and Elizabeth Adams, at Cape May
County, NJ.75,56,85,86,68,73,71,58,70,87,40,76,83
Martha Ann Hand died before 1798, aged 69 years. Although the DAR records cite her death date as about 26 March 1803.58,68,83 Her Ancestral File
Number is 1HKS-DX0.99 Her Ancestral File Number is 3C23-W4.71
34.
Tuthill Smith married Judith Gandy.100
35.
Judith Gandy married Tuthill Smith.100
--- 7th Generation ---
64. Johannes7 Van Gelder101,40,68,102,58,40,68,102,58,40 was also known as John Van Gilder.40 He was born on Wednesday 5 March 1698 in NY.76 Johannes
Van Gelder was baptized on 5 March 1701 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, and listed as sponsor was Johannes Van Gelder and Maria
Cornelis. Three years seems a long time to wait for a christening in the tradition of this community. The day and month being the same but three years
apart also make one or the other of the birth or christening dates seem to be in error.103,104,68,40,76 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Jacobus
Van Gelder, son of Abraham Van Gelder and Catalyntie Elias Post, on 12 October 1712 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam.105,68,40 He served
as Godfather at the baptism of Jacobus B. Van Gelder, son of Abraham Van Gelder and Catalyntie Elias Post, on 8 November 1713 at Reformed Dutch
Church, New Amsterdam.105,68 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Johannes Ellsworth, son of Ahasuerus Ellsworth and Maria Van Gelder, on 21
April 1723 at New York Dutch Church, NY.101,40
On Tuesday 17 August 1723, at age 22, Johannes Van Gelder married Maria Koning (age 21), daughter of Hyman Conink and Marretie Anderies, at
Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam.77,104,68,58,40,76 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Marytje Ellsworth, daughter of Ahasuerus Ellsworth
and Maria Van Gelder, on 30 August 1724 at New York Dutch Church, NY.101,40
On Sunday 22 May 1729, at age 28, Johannes Van Gelder married Elizabeth Adams, daughter of Jeremiah Adams and Rebecca Fletcher, at Cape
May County, NJ. It was the groom's second marriage.77,106,107,68,108,102,58,109
Johannes Van Gelder lived in 1731 at Great Egg Harbor, Atlantic County, NJ.77,40 He later resided in a place the family named Littleworth which in
1849 became Petersburg, N. J.77 Some sources say Hannah SCULL is third wife of the Johannes VANGILDER, who is the father of John
VANGILDER.40,58 He migrated to Cape May County, NJ.68 As the early records of Cape May County are very fragmentary, the list of births, after the
baptism of the second child, is incomplete. The data was furnished by Sarah Swain Van Gilder, daughter of Peter Corson Van Gilder; Caroline Van
Gilder, wife of Dr. Furman R. Weed of Cheshire, Ohio; Caroline Franklin Van Gilder of Baltimore, Md., daughter of Warren Van Gilder, and others of the
later generations.77 Johannes left a will on 8 October 1772 at Upper Precinct, Cape May County, NJ, that bequeathed "Son, Abraham Van Gelder, 1/4 of
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my land, which joins land I sold to Joseph Corson and Isaac Bowes. Son, John, the 1/4 where I live. Son, Isaac, the 1/4 between Abraham and John.
Son, Jeremiah, 1/4 that is between John and the land of Samuel Townsend. My said sons are to have the Cedar Swamp. Daughter in law Margret Van
Gelder, a bed that was her mother's. Grandson, William Robenson, to have his share of personal estate." Executors: sons, John and Jeremiah.
Witnesses-John Mackey, Abel Moslander, Samuel Townsend. According to Louisa VanGilder, his will is referred to in the New Jersey deed of Jeremiah
VanGilder, grantor, Peter Corson, grantee, dated 1799.88,56,68,58,89,40
Johannes Van Gelder died before 9 November 1773 at Upper Township, Cape May County, NJ, aged 72 years, 8 months and 4 days.58 He was
buried at Family Burying Ground, Cape May County, NJ, This burying ground was on the farm where he built a log house on ground nearer Fast Landing
along the Swamp Cedar Creek. Later the farm was known as the H.P. Mickel farm. His remains may have been removed to the Wesley Methodis
Churchyard in Petersburg, New Jersey.110,84,58,76 Johannes Van Gelder's personal estate, amounting to 87.15.8, was inventoried by John Mackey and
Samuel Townsend on 9 November 1773.111 His estate was probated on 3 December 1773.58,40 Abraham Van Gelder left a will on 6 December 1808 at
Ninth Ward mentioning a brother Johannes Van Gelder.105,40 His Ancestral File Number is 3C23-X9.112
65. Elizabeth7 Adams77,68,113,56,68,114,58,56,68,114,58 was born between 1700 and 1710 at Hartford, Hartford County, in CT.113 Elizabeth Adams was baptized
on 31 May 1702.40 She was born circa 1708 at Cape May County in NJ.115,58
On Sunday 22 May 1729, Elizabeth Adams married Johannes Van Gelder (age 28), son of Abraham Van Gelder and Catalyntie Elias Post, at Cape
May County, NJ. It was the groom's second marriage.77,106,107,68,108,102,58,109 Rebecca, the wife of an unknown person , mentioned her daughter Elizabeth,
Abigail, Sarah and Esther in her will dated 1 August 1750.77,116 If the marriage of Johannes Van Gelder and Hannah Scull were to be proven, Elizabeth
Adams would necessarily have died before 21 July 1757. The birth of Naamah Van Gilder in 1768 seems to argue in favor of this due to the advanced
age of Elizabeth at the date of this child's birth. More research needs to be done to settle this question.58 The Banner, Volume III, No. 5 reports that
Elizabeth died on 25 March 1813.56 Her Ancestral File Number is 3C24-OL; 1RS1-1PQ.117
66.
On Monday 31 December 1821, Philip Hand married Martha Schenck at Cape May County, NJ.118,73
67.
On Monday 31 December 1821, Martha Schenck married Philip Hand at Cape May County, NJ.118,73
--- 8th Generation ---
128. Abraham8 Van Gelder119,119,68,102,58,40,119,68,102,58,40 was also known as VanGilder.68 He was born on Wednesday 13 December 1673 at Albany,
Albany County, in NY.58,76 Abraham Van Gelder was baptized on 13 December 1673 at New York Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, NY, and
listed as sponsor was Abraham DeLanoy and Maritie DeLanoy. However, if he were born in Albany on 13 December 1673, it is unlikely he could have
been baptised in New York City on the same day.120,40,76 From 1691 to 1695, Abraham's name appears on the Assessment Roll covering property in the
West Ward and a house at 44 Smith Street in the East Ward.121,40,68
On Wednesday 6 January 1694/95, at age 21, Abraham Van Gelder married Catalyntie Elias Post (age 19), daughter of Elias Cornelius Post and
Maria Cornelis, at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, Kings County, NY.122,104,123,68,102,58,87,40,76 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Abraham
Van Gelder, son of Johannes Van Gelder and Aefje Roos, on 17 November 1695 at New York Dutch Church, NY.124,40 He served as Godfather at the
baptism of Maria Van Gelder, daughter of Johannes Van Gelder and Aefje Roos, on 20 December 1696 at New York Dutch Church, NY.124,40 He and
Catalyntie Elias Post were listed as members as members of the New York Dutch Church, NY, in 1698.40 He served as Godfather at the baptism of
Elizabeth Marschalk, daughter of Andries Marschalk and Elizabeth Van Gelder, on 19 June 1698 at New York Dutch Church, NY.119,40 Like his father
and brother Abraham followed the trade of carpenter being registered as such on 30 August 1698.121,40,125,68 He served as Godfather at the baptism of
Jacob Roome, son of Pieter Willemse Roome and Hester Van Gelder, on 1 February 1699 at New York Reformed Dutch Church, New York City,
NY.126,40 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Johannes Blanck, son of (--?--) Blanck, on December 1699.121,40,68 He served as Godfather at the
baptism of Teunnis Van Gelder, son of Hermanus Van Gelder and Teuntje Teunis, on 16 February 1701 at New York Dutch Church, NY.121,40 In August
1711, Abraham and his wife, Catlyntje, witnessed the baptism of Elizabeth Blanck, younger sister of Johannes.121,40,68 He served as Godfather at the
baptism of Marytje Daly, daughter of Philip Daly and Cornelia B. Van Gelder, on 17 April 1715 at New York Dutch Church, NY.119,40 He served as
Godfather at the baptism of Abraham Ellsworth, son of Ahasuerus Ellsworth and Maria Van Gelder, on 22 February 1719 at New York Dutch Church,
NY.121,40 He was called a coffin maker in the will of William Heleker for whom he made three coffins at a total cost of 20s 3d, and a house carpenter in
the indenture of Cornelius Van Gelder in 1724.121,40 He was called a house carpenter in the indenture of Cornelius VanGilder in 1724.68 He served as
Godfather at the baptism of Johannes Van Gelder, son of Johannes Van Gelder and Maria Koning, on 26 February 1724 at Reformed Dutch Church,
New Amsterdam.77,68,40 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Maria Hyer, daughter of Victor Hyer and Jannetje Van Gelder, on 21 March 1725 at
New York Dutch Church, NY.127,40 He was buried on 30 June 1730 in the Dutch Church in New York City.76
Abraham Van Gelder died on 30 June 1730 at New York City, NY, aged 56 years, 6 months and 17 days.128,125,104,129,68,58,40,76 He and Catalyntie Elias
Post had fourteen children; ten sons and four daughters. See Early Van Gelder Families for more information.68
129. Catalyntie Elias Post was baptized on 19 May 1675 at NY.40 She was born on Sunday 19 May 1675 at Long Island, Queens County, in NY. Another
difference--in the information from Linda Croucher, she cites Kings County as the place of her birth.58,76 She was said to have been from Fort Orange,
NJ.40
On Wednesday 6 January 1694/95, at age 19, Catalyntie Elias Post married Abraham Van Gelder (age 21), son of Johannes Van Gelder and
Tanneken Montenac, at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, Kings County, NY.122,104,123,68,102,58,87,40,76 She and Abraham Van Gelder were listed as
members as members of the New York Dutch Church, NY, in 1698.40 She served as Godmother at the baptism of Marie Marschalk, daughter of Andries
Marschalk and Elizabeth Van Gelder, on 14 April 1706 at New York Dutch Church, NY.119,40 She served as Godmother at the baptism of Petrus
Van Gelder, son of Johannes Van Gelder and Aefje Roos, on 10 November 1706 at New York Dutch Church, NY.124,40 She served as Godmother at the
baptism of on August 1711.121,40,68 She witnessed the baptism of George Ellsworth on 30 March 1718 in New York Dutch Church, NY.121,40 She served
as Godmother at the baptism of Abraham Daly, son of Philip Daly and Cornelia B. Van Gelder, on 22 August 1725 at New York Dutch Church, NY.130,40
She and Abraham Van Gelder had fourteen children; ten sons and four daughters. See Early Van Gelder Families for more information.68
130.
Jeremiah Adams married Rachael (--?--).131 He was born on Wednesday 6 August 1664 at Hartford, Hartford County, in CT.132,133,134,135
On 1682, Jeremiah Adams married Rebecca Fletcher at Hartford, Hartford County, CT. Although William Lovitt suggests that the couple probably
were married about 1680 in Huntington, Long Island, New York.68,136,134
Jeremiah Adams married Deborah (--?--).137
Jeremiah Adams died in December 1735 at Great Egg Harbor, Atlantic County, NJ, aged 71 years.133 His estate was probated on 16 December 1735.
His Ancestral File Number is 4HXF-T5.131
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131. Rebecca8 Fletcher68,138 was born circa 1668 in CT.138,134
On 1682, Rebecca Fletcher married Jeremiah Adams, son of John Adams and Abigail Smith, at Hartford, Hartford County, CT. Although William
Lovitt suggests that the couple probably were married about 1680 in Huntington, Long Island, New York.68,136,134 In her will dated 1 August 1750, she was
identified as Rachel Addams.77,139 Rebecca left a will on 1 August 1750 at Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester County, NJ, The following grandchildren were
mentioned: David Addams, Ester Robertson and Sarah Roberson. The following great-grandchildren were mentioned: John Hickman. Joseph Adams
was listed as the sole Executor.77,116
Rebecca Fletcher died circa 31 August 1750 at Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester County, NJ, aged 82 years.138,134 Her estate was probated on 28 June
1754.116 Her Ancestral File Number is P3LF-P6.138
--- 9th Generation ---
256. Johannes Van Gelder. Records for him are also found under the name of Jan van Gelder.126,140,40 In other places he is referred to as Johannes
Van Gelder Sr.126,40 Johannes VanGilder is another spelling used. He was a member of Reformed Protestant Dutch Church.40 He was a teacher, an
attorney, a judge, and a grain assessor at various times in his life.40
The following sketch of his life was provided by William P. Kenan. Johannes (John or Jan) was born 1635 or 1640. He emigrated to New York With his
family by 1662. He settled in New Amsterdam. In 1664, the English took New Amsterdam from the Dutch; Johannes swore allegiance. At that time he
was referred to as an attorney. In 1665, he was a resident of Market Field Alley. In 1674, he owned 'third class land' with value of $2000 on the east side
of Broadway between Beaver and Wall Streets. In 1684, he was listed as a funeral director. In 1686, he resided at 1 Breede Weg, later at 16 Breede
Weg. He and his wife were members of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, aka Dutch Church. The most prominent of the early Van Gelder families
in America was that of Johannes Van Gelder and Tanneken Montenac. No record of the date of his arrival in New Amsterdam has been found but a
manuscript listing certain descendants was received from a Morristown, N.J., descendant. It says that he was 'born about 1635 or 1640 in Holland.' The
records of early New York are filled with items pertaining to him and his descendants. He had a son Johannes, three grandsons and at least three greatgrandsons
with the same name. At times the name is recorded as Jan, sometimes as John Vangelder or van Gelder and that of his wife as Janneken or
Jane Montenancy or Montenack. In 1662, the year that his first child was born, Johannes presented to the council a petition for a license to keep a school
'for teaching to read, write and cipher.' This was granted September 21, 1662 (MCC:X, 215). The records from New Amsterdam from 1653, the year
municipal government was organized with aSchout (Sheriff), Burgomaster (Magistrate), and Schepens (Councillors),to 1674, show that in 1662 he was
plaintiff in a suit for 3 guilders, 16 stivers and his wife Janneke Van Gelder, lost a court case in which she was defendant; in 1663 he was sued by Isaac
Grevenraat for default; in 1664, when the English took New Amsterdam from the Dutch, Johannes swore allegiance (CDNY:III,77). At that time he was
referred to as attorney and was defendant and plaintiff in suits and twice curator for estates. In 1665 he was assessed 1 florin and was listed as a grain
measurer and a resident of Marketfield Alley (Val. Hist. of N. Y., p. 128); in 1666 he acted as judge in a court case; in 1670 he was again appointed Grain
Measurer; in1672 he obtained judgment as paver in a street repair case;and in 1674 he owned 'third class land' to the value of about two thousand dollars
on the east side of Broadway between Beaver and Wall Streets, then known as part of the marketfield. The Minutes of the common Council show that in
1676 he was assessed 0:6:3 and taxed one-half penny and the following year a similar amount for land at 'Markett Field & Broadway.' In 1684 he acted
as a funeral director. (Stokes Icon. V.4. P. 330). At this time John Van Gelder and his wife Janneken Monterack, were listed as members of Reformed
Protestant Church, commonly called the Dutch Church, and as residents of Marckvelt (Marketfield) Street. Johannes and his wife, their daughter, Hester
Roome, and her family resided; in 1686, at 1 Breede Weg and at another time at 16 Breede Weg. On July 12, 1689, Jan, or possibly his son Jan, is
recorded as the chief factor in a liquor raid; with him were soldiers from the fort at the battery which was then under the control of Jacob Leisler of Leisler
Rebellion fame (CDNY:III,600). In 1693, he appeared as a witness in a court case and at the baptisms up to 1695. From 1695 to 1699, Johannes or his
son was assessed various amounts, presumably representing a house and other real estate located in the West Ward, the amounts ranging from five to
twenty-seven pounds. As the Indians were driven out of the territory between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers, the descendants of this family spread out
over northern New Jersey, especially in Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Morris Counties Where some of them still reside. In this branch John Van
Gilder(1777-1864) began to use the ' i ' in the surname. Another branch using the Van Gilder spelling were descendants of Johannes Van Gilder (1701-
1773) who sailed the New Jersey coast and settled in cape May County where he was recorded as John Vangelder. This is probably the largest existing
branch of the family to carry on the VanGilder surname. Its connection with the New York family had been suspected and was definitely proved a few
years ago when Miss Sarah Swain Van Gilder, daughter of Peter Corson Van Gilder (1846-1897), discovered a recorded but unpublished will of Abraham
Van Gelder (1716-c. 1812) in New York City. This will is referred to in three places in Liber B, Cape May County records; it made bequests to two living
nephews there and to a niece and nephew in New York City. Johaannes probably died in in 1697 as on Oct. 10th of that year Tanneken was recorded as
a widow at the baptism of Maria Van Gelder; she was still living in February 1703 when she was a witness to the baptism of Pieter Roome.40
Some researchers think Johannes Van Gelder was born on Wednesday 1 November 1634 at Haarlem in Holland.40,76 But others believe Johannes
Van Gelder was born on 26 December 1635 in Haarlem, Netherlands, North Holland. Although, according to Linda Croucher, this was his christening
date.141,104,68,58,40,76 Still others think he was born circa 1640 in Holland.142,40
On Wednesday 5 May 1660, at age 24, Johannes Van Gelder married Tanneken Montenac (age 21), daughter of Jan Montenack and Elizabeth
Goderus, at Haarlem, Noord, Netherlands. But Linda Croucher cites Albany in the New York Colonies as the place of their marriage.126,40,104,102,143,76 He
was a grain measurer in 1665.141 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Cathryntje Van Gelder, daughter of Johannes Van Gelder and Aefje Roos, on
20 February 1687 at New York Dutch Church, NY.124,40 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Janneke Roome, daughter of Pieter Willemse Roome
and Hester Van Gelder, on 14 August 1687 at New York Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, NY.126,40 He served as Godfather at the baptism of
Jannetje Van Gelder, daughter of Hermanus Van Gelder and Teuntje Teunis, on 20 May 1689 at New York Dutch Church, NY.144,40 He served as
Godfather at the baptism of Joris Marschalk, son of Andries Marschalk and Elizabeth Van Gelder, on 27 February 1691 at New York Reformed Dutch
Church, New York City, NY.40 He served as Godfather at the baptism of Willem Roome, son of Pieter Willemse Roome and Hester Van Gelder, on 17
April 1692 at New York Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, NY.126,40 Johannes Van Gelder had three sons and six daughters.126,40
Johannes Van Gelder died in 1697 at Long Island, Queens County, NY, aged 62 years.130,104,68,58,40,142,76 Johannes Van Gelder died before 10
October 1697 when Tanneken Montenac was recorded as a widow at the baptism of Maria Van Gelder.145,40
257. Tanneken9 Montenac126,58,58 was also known as Jane Montenanc.40 She was also known as Tanneken Montenanc . (Surname also spelled
Montenack or Montenancy.40 She was also known as Tannekin.68 She was born on Sunday 7 November 1638 at Rotterdam in Netherlands in South
Holland.58,76 She was christened on 7 November 1638 at Haarlem, Noord, Netherlands.40,76
On Wednesday 5 May 1660, at age 21, Tanneken Montenac married Johannes Van Gelder (age 24), son of Jan Herman Gelder and Hester Macke, at
Haarlem, Noord, Netherlands. But Linda Croucher cites Albany in the New York Colonies as the place of their marriage.126,40,104,102,143,76 She served as
Godmother at the baptism of Jannetje Roome, daughter of Pieter Willemse Roome and Hester Van Gelder, on 27 September 1685 at New York
Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, NY.126,40 She served as Godmother at the baptism of Joris Marschalk, son of Andries Marschalk and Elizabeth
Van Gelder, on 27 February 1691 at New York Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, NY.40 She served as Godmother at the baptism of Gelyn
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Van Gelder, son of Johannes Van Gelder and Aefje Roos, on 19 March 1693 at New York Dutch Church, NY.124,40 She served as Godmother at the
baptism of Johannes Van Gelder, son of Hermanus Van Gelder and Teuntje Teunis, on 17 September 1693 at New York Dutch Church, NY.146,40 She
served as Godmother at the baptism of Johannes Roome, son of Pieter Willemse Roome and Hester Van Gelder, on 22 July 1694 at New York Reformed
Dutch Church, New York City, NY.126,40 She was recorded as a widow at the baptism of Maria Van Gelder on before 10 October 1697.145,40 Maria
Van Gelder was baptized on 10 October 1697 at New York Dutch Church, NY, and Tanneken Montenac was recorded as Godparent. Tanneken
Montenac was described as a widow.145,40 She witnessed the baptism of Maria Van Gelder on 10 October 1697 at Reformed Dutch Church, New
Amsterdam. She was recorded as a widow.147,68 Tanneke Goderis, widow of Jan Van Gelder, was recorded as Godparent of Bernardus Hassing on 8
February 1701/2 in the records of the at New York Dutch Church, NY. Could this be Tanneken Montenac? At this writing (4 July 2001), there is no record
of a second marriage for Tanneken Montenac. More research is necessary.130,40 She served as Godmother at the baptism of Johannes Daly, son of
Philip Daly and Cornelia B. Van Gelder, on 26 July 1702 at New York Dutch Church, NY.119,40 She served as Godmother at the baptism of Pieter Roome,
son of Pieter Willemse Roome and Hester Van Gelder, on 24 February 1703 at New York Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, NY.145,126,40
Tanneken Montenac died after 24 February 1703 at Long Island, Queens County, NY, aged 64 years, 3 months and 17 days.145,40,76,58 She and Jan
Montenack However, William Lovitt gives Tannekan's father as Hermanus Montanack, born about 1612 in the Neterlands.134
258.
Elias Cornelius Post lived at Amsterdam, Netherlands.121 He was born circa 1650 at Amsterdam in Holland.134
On Sunday 20 May 1674, Elias Cornelius Post married Maria Cornelis, daughter of Cornelis Cornelise (Egmont) and Catalyntje Frans, at New York
City, NY.68,40,148 He and Maria Cornelis were listed as members of the NY Dutch church.68
Elias Cornelius Post died at New York City, NY.134
259. Maria9 Cornelis101,40,68,134,134 was also known as Marritje Cornelis.58 She was born circa 1659 at Fort Orange, Albany County, in NY.134
Maria Cornelis lived before 20 May 1674 at Fort Orange, Albany County, NY.121,134
On Sunday 20 May 1674, Maria Cornelis married Elias Cornelius Post, son of Lodowyck Cornelise Post and Agnietje Bonen, at New York City,
NY.68,40,148 She and Elias Cornelius Post were listed as members of the NY Dutch church.68 She served as Godmother at the baptism of Johannes
Van Gelder, son of Abraham Van Gelder and Catalyntie Elias Post, on 5 March 1701 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam.103,104,68,40,76
260. John9 Adams132,149,150,151 was born circa 1637 at Hartford, Hartford County, in CT.134 He was born circa 1644 at Hartford, Hartford County, in
CT.152
On Friday 24 August 1657, John Adams married Abigail Smith, daughter of Richard Smith Sr. and Rebecca Buswell, at Wethersfield, Hartford
County, CT.132,152,153,135
John Adams died on 6 September 1670 at Hartford, Hartford County, CT, aged 33 years.132,152,134,135 His Ancestral File Number is 23S5-KC.149
261. Abigail9 Smith154,155,156 was born in 1632 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, in CT. However, Bill Lovitt cites a date of about 1637.152,134
On Friday 24 August 1657, Abigail Smith married John Adams, son of Jeremy Adams and Rebecca Taylor Baseden, at Wethersfield, Hartford
County, CT.132,152,153,135
Abigail Smith died after 1689 at Huntington?, Long Island, Suffolk County, NY, aged 57 years.152,134 Her Ancestral File Number is 94KV-QP; 8MZSL0.155
--- 10th Generation ---
512. Jan Herman10 Gelder58,58,40,58 was also known as Johannes Hermansz Gelder.58 He was also known as Jan Hermans Gelder.40 He was born on
Sunday 18 September 1605 at Haarlem in Netherlands in North Holland. But, according to Linda Croucher and Family Search, he was born about 1615
while William Lovitt cites a date of 1610.58,40,76,157,134
On Saturday 22 January 1633/34, at age 28, Jan Herman Gelder married Hester Macke (age 32), daughter of Jan Macquee and Susanna Moenens,
at Haarlem, Noord, Netherlands.40,76,157,158,134 Linda Crocher believes Jan Herman Gelder died M2].76 His Ancestral File Number is AFN: 1HKS-G5K.157
513. Hester10 Macke58,58,58 was also known as Ester Macquee.58 She was born on Sunday 12 August 1601 at Haarlem in North Holland in Netherlands.
Although Linda Croucher and Family Search give her birth year as 1615.58,40,76,158 Hester Macke was baptized on 12 August 1601 at Haarlem, Noord,
Netherlands.40
On Saturday 22 January 1633/34, at age 32, Hester Macke married Jan Herman Gelder (age 28), son of Herman Gelder/Michaels and Maria Jansd, at
Haarlem, Noord, Netherlands.40,76,157,158,134 Her Ancestral File Number is AFN:1HKS-G6R.158
514.
Jan Montenack married Elizabeth Goderus.58 He and Tanneken Montenac However, William Lovitt gives Tannekan's father as Hermanus Montanack,
born about 1612 in the Neterlands.134
515.
Elizabeth Goderus married Jan Montenack.58
516. Lodowyck Cornelise10 Post134,134 was born circa 1600 in Holland.134
On circa 1642, Lodowyck Cornelise Post married Agnietje Bonen at Amsterdam, Holland.134
Lodowyck Cornelise Post died after May 1675 at New York City, NY, aged 75 years.134
517. Agnietje10 Bonen134 was born circa 1632 in Holland.134
On circa 1642, Agnietje Bonen married Lodowyck Cornelise Post, son of Cornelis Post, at Amsterdam, Holland.134
Agnietje Bonen died at New York City, NY.134
518.
Cornelis Cornelise (Egmont) married Catalyntje Frans.134 He was born in 1621 at Amsterdam in Holland.134
Cornelis Cornelise (Egmont) died before 1669, aged 48 years.134
519.
Catalyntje Frans married Cornelis Cornelise (Egmont), son of Cornelis Segerse van Voorhout (Egmont) and Brechie Jacobsen.134
Catalyntje Frans died in 1690/91 at New York City.134
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520. Jeremy10 Adams152 was born circa 1604 in England.134
On circa 1639, Jeremy Adams married Rebecca Taylor Baseden.152,134
Jeremy Adams died on 11 August 1683 at Hartford, Hartford County, CT, aged 79 years.134 His Ancestral File Number is 23S4-Q3.152
521. Rebecca Taylor10 Baseden152 was also known as Rebecca Taylor Greenhill.152 She was born circa 1608 in England.134
On circa 1639, Rebecca Taylor Baseden married Jeremy Adams.152,134
Rebecca Taylor Baseden died in 1678 at Hartford, Hartford County, CT, aged 70 years.134 Her Ancestral File Number is 23S4-R8.152
522. Richard10 Smith Sr152,134,134 was born circa 1589 at Leicestershire in England.134
On 1617, Richard Smith Sr. married Rebecca Buswell, daughter of Roger Buswell and Margaret (--?--), at Wethersfield, Hartford County, CT.152,134
Richard Smith Sr. died circa 1667 at Hartford, Hartford County, CT, aged 78 years.134
523. Rebecca10 Buswell152,134,134 was born in 1593 at Leicestershire in England.134
On 1617, Rebecca Buswell married Richard Smith Sr., son of John Thomas Smith and Elizabeth (--?--), at Wethersfield, Hartford County, CT.152,134
Rebecca Buswell died after 1667 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, CT, aged 74 years.134
--- 11th Generation ---
1024.
Herman Gelder/Michaels married Maria Jansd.58 He was born in 1575 at Geldern, North Rheinland, in Prussia in Germany.58
Herman Gelder/Michaels died on 17 February 1642/43 at Haarlem, Netherlands, North Holland, aged 68 years.58
1025.
Maria Jansd married Herman Gelder/Michaels.58 She was born in 1577 at Bruhl, Westfalia, in Prussia
Added by Obsessed Rooter on Jun 06, 2013 8:42 PM
Obsessed Rooter
Byron T. and Rosa (Pixley) Vangilder
I have extensive records on the Van Gilder family. I am descended from the VanGilder's that migrated to Cape May County, New Jersey, from Long Island. They are a very prolific family, having descendants all over the United States. I have been doing genealogy since the 1970's and am happy to share. I would like to use the picture of the above couple in my database. They are my fifth cousins, twice removed. We share ancestors Johannes Vangilder and Elizabeth Adams who lived in Cape May New Jersey during the 1700's.

Thank you for your consideration.

My e-mail is jackielois at comcast.net.

Jackie
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Daniel Deakins
Thank you
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo requests. I really appreciate it. I would have responded sooner but I live in Moore, Oklahoma and its been hectic.
Added by Daniel Deakins on May 25, 2013 5:36 PM
R.C.
RE: Pati Behr Lindley memorial
hi,
thank you for your reply.
I dont have an answer how that happened...
will correct.
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