The Old Dingman Place  Burial Ground

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The Old Dingman Place Burial Ground

1063 Old Post Road
Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, 12106 USA Add to Map
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The Old Dingman Place Burial Ground

"Adam, Dingman, born in Haerlem in Holland, residing in Greenbush 1663; bought a farm in 1677 in Kinderhoeck of his father-in-law, Jacob Janse Gardenier; m. Aeltie [Alice] Jacobse Gardinier; in 1683 they made a joint will; on March 20, 1720-21 he made a separate will in which he speaks of his sons and daughters (not by name) and son-in-law Pieter Cool. Ch: Jacob; Janneke [Jane] w. of Pieter Barents Cool; Josyntie [Josine], bp. Sept. 28, 1684; Garrit [Gerard], bp. Jan. 16, 1687." [re: pg. 43].

The transport record for Adam Dingman has never been located, leaving the exact date of his arrival unclear. An abstract of Adam's original will confirms Pearson's comments and shows that the information about Adam's origins from Haerlem comes from this document. The will written on the 21st of January of 1720/1 mentions that Adam is sick and weak. He divides his estate evenly among all his children and appoints his son-in-law, Peter Cool of the Manor of Livingston to execute the document. Adam's will is witnessed by Willem Halenbeek, Gysbert Osterhout, and Dirk Halenbeek[9]

Court Minutes indicate that Adam Dingman was a prosperous freeholder. He purchased land from his father-in-law in Kinderhook and his name is found in county records, as active in many county positions, denoting some status. In 1671, Adam Dingman is appointed as overseer of building roads, fences and enclosures in his neighborhood. He was called into court to appraise or access damages in several court cases. He is called a "referee", in a case, inspecting and accessing damages as an objective and trusted third party. He was appointed deputy sheriff to replace John Lambertse and re-appointed to this position. This position was probably concerned more with tax collection and probate, than with law enforcement. In 1679 and 1682, Adam was appointed as overseer for the county.

Adam and his wife Aeltje Jacobs Gardinier made a joint will on the 19th of November 1683 [re: Albany Records, Book 3: 563-4]. After his wife's death, Adam made a separate will on the 21st of January 1721, which was proved on the 20th of March 1721 [re: Albany Records, Book 4: 165-6]. "Adam Dingman purchased acreage in Kinderhook from his father in-law in 1677 and again in 1684. He also purchased land from Maes Cornelissen in 1684." Adam Dingman is recorded as a member of the Dutch Church in Albany in 1683; however, land records repeatedly suggest that the family actually lived in Kinderhook. Adam's father-in-law, Jacob Gardenier, owned significant holdings in both locations, as well as ran goods down the Hudson. This may explain the dual residency, as indicated by surviving records.

The following children are identified by the Ostrander Family Association, as the issue of Adam and Aeltie Jacobse (Gardenier) Dingman:

_ Janneke Dingman born circa 1670; died unknownborn New York; died prob. Albany, New York married: Pieter Barentsz Cool marriage bond dated 05 Feb 1688; New Yorkchildren: Henrick; Alida?

_ Jacob Dingmanborn circa 1675; died unknownborn New York; died prob. Albany, New York married: Eva Swartworund dau. of Roeloff & Eva (Albertsen) S.marriage bond dated 09 Oct 1698; Ulster Co., NY children: Adam; Adam; Johannes (m: Mareytje Muller); Jesje; Gerardus (m: Sarah ****); Andries (m: Alide Kermer); Rudophus (m: Annatje Rauw)

_ Sara Dingman born circa 1677; died 1747born New York; died prob. Kinderhook, New York married: Johannes Van Alen marriage bond dated 03 Jul 1697; Kinderhook children: Mauris; Jacobus; Alida; Lysbeth

_ Rachel Dingman born circa 1680; died unknown born New York; died prob. Albany, NY married: Pieter Ostrander son of Pieter & Rebecca (Traphagen) marriage bond dated 04 Jun 1704; Kinderhook children: Rebecca; Adam; Petrus; Catrina; Alida; Willem; Jacob; Johannes; Alia; Yzaak; Zara

_ Josyntje Dingman baptized 28 Sep 1684; died unknown born Kinderhook, New York; died prob. New York married: Pieter Van Alen marriage bond dated 07 Jan 1705 children: no issue

_ Garrit Dingman baptized 16 Jan 1687; died born Albany, New York; married: Cornelia Gardenier marriage bond dated 22 Jan 1714children:

_ Catalyntje Dingmanborn circa 1690; died born ; married: Johannes Barheit marriage bond dated 03 Mar 1718; Kinderhook, NY

The Old Dingman Burial Ground is located on the Old Dingman Place, the property on which dwelled the Adam Dingman Family for generations. Adam Adam and Aeltje's son Gerrit and his wife Cornelia Gardinier seem to have built the house just north of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Lindenwald); Gerrit Dingman's name is noted in this location on the 1774 copy of the Kinderhook Patent map. Their son Albertus occupied it for a time; two of his sons, Gerrit and
Caspar (Casparus) lived on the property in the early nineteenth century.

Local Historians have indicated there is evidence of earlier stones/burials, likely slate, which have likely not stood the test of time.


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