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Merideth S Overton (#47135529)
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RE: Donahue
You're welcome. I was there looking for a gr-gr-Aunt and found a few requests.
Added by deb on Apr 14, 2017 6:33 PM
Frances Morton Meriwether
Hi Meredith. As you pointed out when you left flowers for Frances Morton Meriwether, I'm seeing a bit on contradiction on a number of documents. After the death of Frances' husband Nicholas Meriwether in 1758, did Frances marry Samuel Pryor/Prior in 1760? I'm having a difficult time determining if there is one or two Frances Mortons. Thanks for any assistance you can give me.
Added by Barbara on Oct 31, 2015 9:13 PM
William & Mary Kelly
RE: Daniel Morton, MD & Frances E Johnson
You are welcome. If you'd like to manage the memorial for Frances, I can transfer it to you.
Added by William & Mary Kelly on Oct 16, 2014 9:49 PM
Bandana Girl
James Dubois
Hi! I was out to the Doylestown Cemetery and noticed there is another name on the 4-sided monument already shown on findagrave. It says "JAMES L. DU BOIS. buried at Oakland Cal. born April 7, 1840 Died Oct. 23, 1897. There are separate DuBois stones surrounding the monument. Let me know if you are interested, as I do not know if they even have a page. I will take pics and e-mail them to you directly.
Added by Bandana Girl on Sep 25, 2014 10:30 AM
Joan S.
RE: James Donohue & Anna Chizacky
Hi Merideth. I'm glad I could help! Joan S.
Added by Joan S. on Jul 31, 2014 9:56 PM
Sara Du Bois Marker--Old Hurley
Hi Meredith,
More clues on Sara, wife of Joost Jansz or Jansen, (and apparently later, Van Meteren).
(I suppose one of us could write to the person who created the memorial with the silly old fable on it, and tell her it's a myth.)
I'm brushing up on my Hurley history because several of my folks were founders, and they're having their "Stone House Day" this Saturday. Google it, and then "street view" it on google maps, if you'd like to see how the original old stone houses look.
You're probably already aware of the Huguenot Historic Street District in New Paltz, where there's the home of Louis' son, Daniel. They pronounce Huguenot, "YOO-gen-oh" here. Here's the link to the Du Bois Family Assn. website: .
In one of the many old histories to be found in the local libraries around here, I found the scoop on the returns of the June 7, 1663 Esopus War captives.
Within a couple of weeks, "Mrs. Van Imbroch" had escaped, and was able to get home to tell the search party where they'd been taken: an 8-hour walk away! On June 16, 1663, two women and three children were returned; maybe they were Louis Du Bois' wife Catharine, and their three children? (The wife and 2 children of Jan Joosten, father of Joost Jansz, were also among the captives.)
More were returned in Sept., a girl escaped in Oct., more were returned in Nov., and then it wasn't until March, 1664, that another child was returned. By June 4, 1664, all had been returned unharmed, and a day of thanksgiving, on which no work was to be done, was designated for June 4th of every year, to commemorate the rescue of the captives.
The author notes that "Not one was killed". Not one was injured. The honor of no woman was assailed."
Source: "A History of the County of Ulster Under the Dominion of the Dutch", written in 1923 by Augustus H. Van Buren (a Kingston man).
Added by JulieLake on Jul 09, 2014 11:53 PM
Louis DuBois
There are other memorials for several Louis DuBois buried in Doylestown Cemetery so I encourage you to review those and see if any of them are the Louis DuBois you are looking for.
Added by Sandy on Jun 22, 2014 3:56 PM
Added by Sandy on Jun 22, 2014 3:55 PM
Sara Du Bois Marker--Old Hurley
Hi Merideth,
The spiel on Sara Du Bois' memorial is an old, untrue legend. The Dutch kept really good records, and that sentimental little story about the women singing has been pretty much discounted. The number of prisoners is exaggerated, too.
I live near Hurley, NY, and have been to the Old Hurley Burial Ground a few times, as a volunteer photographer. I'll look for her next time I'm there, but I kind of doubt that Sara Du Bois is buried there. (If she is, a stone that old is unlikely to be found, or legible, if actually found.) She is not listed in the Ulster County lists, from the 1930 cemetery surveys done in NY. I've seen a suggestion that she died in Salem County, NJ, but have no documentation, and that could also be nonsense!
You might be able to find a google eBook about the history or old records of NJ or Salem County, NJ, which was founded in 1694. They also could have moved down the Old Mine Road that runs south from Hurley (now 209), to a part of NJ that's closer to NY, or is even now part of NY.
Her married name could instead have been Janse or Jansen, I suppose; I don't know if their generation, or the next, dropped the Dutch tradition of using the father's name as the surname and started to use the name of the town (Meteren) they were from. Sara and Joost's marriage records list him as Joost Janz, say that he lived in Marbletown (between Hurley and New Paltz), and that they were married in New Paltz.
I've been extensively researching the history and old records of Kingston and Hurley. Like Louis Du Bois, some of my ancestors were also early settlers of Wiltwyck/Esopus/Kingston and later Hurley, and were also captured by the Esopus Indians in the Second Esopus War. The captives were taken on June 7, 1663, and the prisoners did include "Wife and three children of Lewis DuBois". Nearly all the prisoners were recovered, but some were held captive for several months.
On May 15, 1664, a treaty was signed with the Indians.
Sara's baptism of Sept. 14, 1664 is in the records of the Old Dutch Church, Kingston, NY; parents are listed as Lowies du Boey and Cateryn Blanchon. Looks like Sara was baptized, and I'm guessing born, well after all the captives had been released..
Hope this shines at least some light on the question of her captivity. The info I found is from the original town and church records. If the child's age was worthy of a remark, the record gives it one, i.e., "The child is three years old".
Best wishes, Julie
Added by JulieLake on May 02, 2014 12:21 AM
Maj Gen Robert Overton
Hi Merideth, Further to my earlier e-mail I regret that I am unable to confirm that Robert Overton was buried in Seaton Churchyard. I have visited the church and you will now become aware that there is a recent plaque mounted in at the entrance to his memory circa 1996! The Vicar was most helpful but could not confirm that he was buried in the churchyard and it is still possible that, being a soldier of some distinction, his body may have been taken to London - possibly to New Church Yard at Moorfields as suggested in Wikipedia.

I will send you a detailed transcript of the text of the plaque to your emial address. Can you please amend the cemetery location to read Seaton Church Seaton Rutland and then I will add a photograph of the church for the benefit of any other 'searcher's'. Please contact me if you think I can be of any further help.

Kind regards, Roger Sayer
Added by RogerSayer on Jun 10, 2013 11:11 AM
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