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3001 The WILLIAM JOHN family moved from Oconto to the area near Whitings Cheese Factory, on the corner of Spring Hill Road and County G, in the year of 1857. His home was a stopping place for many a weary traveler. He was a genial host. His wife prepared tasty meals that were served punctually. In 1875, they opened a type of hotel [I believe this is an error: William the son and his wife Olive had a hotel]. Mrs. (JOHANNA) JOHN was left alone with her children when her husband went to fight for the Union in the Civil War. She was forced to provide for them in the wilderness and became an expert riflewoman, bagging wild game for food. Later, after Mr. WILLIAM JOHN's return from war, they moved onto land that became part of the City of Gillett.
The Town of Gillett was named honoring Rodney Gillett. The first election was held April 7, 1868, in the schoolhouse. Rodney Gillett was elected chairman; Charles Bagley and Charles McKenzie, supervisors; James McPhereson, clerk; WILLIAM JOHN, treasurer; John Volk, D.S. Perrigo and McPhereson, constables; Charles Bagley, assessor; and Levi Linsey, Inspector of Weights and Scales.

Hall of Oconto Lodge No. 190 IOOF
May 9, 1908
An order was then authorized to be drawn in favor of Bro. F. W. John of $25.00 as funeral benefit on account of death of wife of Bro. John.

F. W. John was initiated into the Independent Order of Oddfellows September 12, 1878, at the age of 50.[vol. 1] His son A. C. was also a member, although I didn’t find an initiation entry for him. He payed dues 1907-1909 as entered in the ‘Secretary’ Cash Book’. In ‘Ledger’ p.42 a record of F.W. John’s dues are entered in summary, January 1, 1900 through December 7, 1905.[box 1; carton]

F. W. John
F. W. John has been a sojourner in the town of Gillett thirty-nine years. The first winter he helped build a mill for Morrill & St. Ores, which was afterward sold to George Farnsworth. It burned down and the present mill of the Oconto Company was erected upon the spot. When the carpenters were at work upon the structure his wife kept a boarding house for the men. Mr. John soon afterward purchased an acre of land near where the present State bridge crosses the river and built himself a home.

Got paid to be a court interpreter (according to the Oconto County Reporter Volume: 25 Issue: 50 Date published: 1896-12-11 page 1) this would most likely be German. $1.08

Gillett May 9, 1887

Friend Lorig

If this letter will reach you in good health we will be very grateful. As far as we are concerned everyone is fine. I have taken care of everything here as far as the children are concerned and what remains to be done is for you to go to the County Judge in Milwaukee and submit a petition for the child and everything will take care if itself. Legal guardian F. W. John the child’s name Alfred Wilhelm born on November 4, 1884.

We do not know where the father of the children now resides. Since their mother died the children have not seen him. The mother died October 4 1885. The children are all in my care in the Town of Gillett in Oconto County. I am telling you that so you might be able to answer questions they might put to you.

Greeting from all of us to all who ask how we are and write when everything is taken care of.

Your friend F. W. John

Gillett June 1, 1887

Friend William,

I want to let you know that we are all well here, we also feel better because we have had some rain in the last few days, it was quite dry and nothing would grow, and it did not look to well for us. Now it is better. We had a great forest fire and thousand of acres burned up. I also want to know is P. Lorek received my letter and if he saw the County Judge to give him the applicaton I would like the little poor one get a good place, because at Alfred’s are two kinds of children and you must know how that goes.

In the hope that this letter will reach you in good health I remain your good friend F. W. John and Johnna John.

Greetings to all and please answer soon.

Gillett June 7, 1887

Freund Lorek [ing?]

Received you letter today and saw that you all are happy and well which makes us very glad, we also are thank God well and the food tastes good to us.

Dear friend, the petitions is nothing else but a declaration that you consider the child your own (adopt it?) and that it is recognized by the court as your own and later can demand inheritance rights. I know the child is in good hands at your house, because my wife told me about you and William Donsing I know myself and trust in his children. If you want the child you can get it for some time. All you have to do is decide if you want to get it or if we should bring it. If you want to come we would be delighted. Write as soon as possible and let me know if you are coming or if I should bring the child. Greetings and we remain your friends.

F.W. John

If I come we will write the letter there and if not we will do it here.

Gillett December 19, 1887

Friend Lorig

I should have written a long time ago but I put it off. When Mrs. Gale came from Milwaukee she told us that you wanted to come for a visit and so I didn’t write, because we really thought that you would come Thanksgiving. But we waited in vain. We are happy to hear that mother father and son are well and we wish you much happiness and health for the future. I believe that you will get a visit from here at Christmas

Your friend F.W. John

Gillett March 21, 1888

Friend Lorig

We received your letter from March 9th and see that you are all well. We were happy to hear from you. As far as we are concerned we are all well and have a good appetite. We had a hard winter, three feet of snow still on the ground and the people are still in the bush. Alfred is still there also and Wille who has my team. As far as the instrument for the potato bags I cannot tell you anything, the man who had it moved to Iowa we were happy about the pictures and I hope that the little [one] remains well and gives you joy. I heard last week that his father froze to death last winter in Dakota. Everything is fine here otherwise and greet our friends from us

I remain your friend F. W. J. 
JOHN, Sergeant Fredrick William (I2192)
3002 the youngest son was born in Hickory Corners in 1833, the next child born was to his second wife in 1836. CROSS, Clarisa (I2308)
3003 Their daughter married Stephen Briggs and lived in New Rochelle, New York MILLSON, Unknown (I3056)
3004 There are several short Blasius or similar entries in the Palatine volume 1 of even more, but nothing of interest in the the entries and they do no further inform on the family. Also they are of persons who died in the later to mid 1700s. BLASIUS, Barbara (I3150)
3005 There are two separate entries for an Oliver and Ebenezer because of birth and death dates believe they are same person. CROSS, Oliver / Ebenezer (I3519)
3006 there does not appear to be birth records in churchbook for the year 1695 goes from 1694 right to 1697, Ullensvang, Ullensvang link OLSON MELAND, Tore (I1795)
3007 There is a Agnes Gertrud Rosenzweig in the lists with Samuel Kuhn and on her own as one adult. Possibly Elisabeths mother, who was a widow. Or a sister? Need more information.

4 Oct 1710 New York 142 Agnes Gertrud Rosenzweig 1 adult
31 Dec 1710 Livingston Manor 143 Agnes Gertrud Rosenzweig 1 adult
24 Jun 1711 Livingston Manor 93 & Rosenzweigin (with Samuel Kuhn) 4(10+) 1(-10)
24 Dec 1711 New York 143 Gertrud Rosenzweig 1 adult 1(-10) 
ROSENZWEIG?, Elizabeth (I1650)
3008 there is a Hannah baptized 7 Sep 1735 daughter of Sergt. William Castle/Cassel original volume 1, page 78 of Connecticut Church records (Woodbury). Someone online thinks that this entry was wrong and she should be listed as a daughter of Samuel and Martha - however there is no Hannah in Samuel’s will and she died after Samuel.

Another source Descendants of Joseph Berry of Rockingham County, NH for 4 generations book 4 in a series, by June Berry:
Says possible parents for Hannah are Henry Castle and Hannah Squire
married 22 May 1702 Woodbury, Litchfield, CT
Henry b. Woodbury 1699

an entry at Wikitree says she was born in St. Albans, Vermont and Woodbury 
CASTLE, Hannah /CASSEL (I297)
3009 there is a land deed at this date where she is giving her property as a widow to her grandson. Francis (I181)
3010 there is a marriage bond, but no source Family F2472
3011 there is a newspaper clipping regarding an Asa Lyon taking care of a Mary Lyon estate, Asa did have a sister Mary. LYON, Mary (I2930)
3012 there is a newspaper entry for Kenneth Sheppard in the March 29, 1957 issue of the Safety Harbor Herald p1, regarding his being in scouts. Was wondering if this was Ken. HAYS, Rachel Ann (Dick) (I84)
3013 there is a will CLEGG, Lt. Alexander (I617)
3014 there is no church record for his birth or baptism, those records are missing UPDIKE, Lawrence (I700)
3015 There is no mention of Abiel Lyon in James Savages' Genealogical Dictionary of New England.

According to his will he has a daughter Judith Farrington (she married ,in Boston, her cousin Joseph Farrington, her mother’s brother’s son, 19 Mar 1738 both of Dedham), and his wife is Sarah (3rd wife?) (Mrs. Susannah Craft(2nd wife)). Married Susannah 26 Apr 1748 in Pomfret.

When Abiel Lyon brought his bride, Judith Farrington, into the wilderness, settlers were few. Families had taken homesteads on the Woodstock Line, and the east side of the Purchase. The Goodells had settled on Easter Hill, Abington. The Lyon's nearest neighbor may have been Benjamin Sitton.
Abiel Lyon was one of the founders of the Abington Society, giving the first pulpit, costing one hundred dollars. He had ten children, and several of his sons were soldiers in the Indian Wars, Spanish American Wars, and the Revolution. His youngest son, Jonathan, born after his death [<—incorrect!], was educated at Dartmouth by Rev. Walter Lyon. He was in Congress with Daniel Webster.
When Abiel Lyon sold his homestead to Daniel Trowbridge he built a house nearer his mill, now the property of John Kelly. Originally this house had a great stone chimney in the center, and a long, low lean-to in the back.

page 9
Abel Lyon built the first sawmill in Pomfret in 1707 on the Mashamoquet, a short distance below where the hightway crosses the brook on Rt. 97, bringing tools into the wilderness on his back. Pomfret soon built a road to his mill.
May, 1749, Pomfret was split into two sections, one called Abington. It was this part of Pomfret that began to form a new church, with the blessing of the old church & pastor, and for which Abiel gave the first pulpit. In 1753, the new church had been built, and pews were okayed to be built. On the list of people to build pews were: John Shaw, James Ingalls, Edward Paine, John Ingalls, William Osgood, John Sharpe, Daniel Trowbridge, Captain Craft, Captain Goodell, Nathaniel Stowell, Richard Peabody, Jonathan Dana, Edward Goodell & Ebenezer Goodell. [Early homesteads of Pomfret and Hampton, by Griggs, Susan Jewett p. 8, 9, 69, 169. digital version available] 
LYON, Abiel (I308)
3016 There is no more information that can be found on Sarah at this time. Research so far has proven elusive on her origins. FURBUSH, Sarah (I3544)
3017 there is no record of his birth, assuming at least 18 when captured; was probably older MCQUEEN, Dugal (I1147)
3018 There is record of a Reynold Fee having been transported to Maryland in 1668, possible origin of our surname here. [This information was found in “Early Settlers of Maryland,” by Gust Skordas: pg.158.]

• 20 Mar 1677/8 - A headright was claimed by Hodges Council of Isle of Wight County, VA for the transportation of Rebecca Fee among others. (Nugent902 , Vol 2, p 183-4)
• 6 Jun 1719 - Sarah Scantlebury from Peter Harwood and Norton Knatchbull, administrators of Thomas Scantlebury - payment of bond given by late husband in marriage contract made in 1701 between Thomas Scantlebury and Sarah Fey, daughter of George Fee late of the Parish of St. James, clothier, dec'd - "with whom he (Scantlebury) is to receive about 200 pounds - if Sarah should survive Thomas he is to leave Sarah the full sum of 200 pounds, and if she should die before him leaving a child or children who live to 21 he is to pay 200 pounds to them and in the meantime care for them without any part of said sum" Wit: John Slade, Jonathon Carter. (Talbot Co., MD Land Records, Vol XII, f 366, abstracted by Leonard903 )

The 1719 payment shows that there was a George Fee that lived in Talbot Co., MD, in 1701 who was married at that time. and who died prior to 1719. This can not be the George Fee of Talbot County, MD who married Elizabeth Jump. The latter George Fee was still living in 1726 when he sold property and presumably lived after that.

There is no proof that the younger George Fee was the son of the older George Fee. However since a) they were living in Talbot County, MD at the same time and b) no record of any other man named Fee has been found in Talbot County in that time period or before the circumstances strongly suggest that the younger man was the son of the older.

The birth date of George Fee is a wild guess based on his being married in 1701 and dead by 1719. He was probably born in Britain since most adults in Maryland in 1701 were of British origin. However it is possible that he was born in America. A Reynold Fee was transported to Maryland in 1668.904 On 20 Mar 1677/8 a headright was claimed by Hodges Council of Isle of Wight County, VA for the transportation of Rebecca Fee among others. 905

Several books (For example Pearson84 and Arthur26) claim a romantic origin of this Fee family complete with MacFees and ancestors who fought at Bannockburn. These claims have been copied extensively on the Internet. However, I know of nobody who has found (or who claims to have found) any evidence that a specific person who can be found in British records ever emigrated to America and founded this family.

26. Col. Robert Arthur, "The Fee Family" (New Orleans, 1965) [LC]
84. Col. Ralph E. Pearson, A History of the Fee Family (1969) [NGS Library]
902. Nell Nugent, "Cavaliers and Pioneers" (VA State Library)
903. R. Bernice Leonard, "Talbot County, Maryland Land Records" (Cited by Frances Dittmann)
904. Gust Skordas, “Early Settlers of Maryland” p. 158.
905. Nell Nugent, "Cavaliers and Pioneers" (VA State Library) Vol 2, p. 183-4. 
FEE, George Sr. (I2837)
3019 There is record of a “Goode” Buell that died in Windsor, Ct of Dec 3 1639. This is possibly a first wife or William’s mother.

According to Welles, William was a “man of some considerable position in society - a man of property and of good personal character.”

William died 11/23/1681, according to Winsor vital records; however the date was November 16 according to the inventory of his estate.

Page 72-73.
Bewell (Buell), William, Windsor. Died 16 November, 1681. Invt.
£147-12-10. Taken 30 November, 1681, by John Loomys sen., John Moore.
Will dated 26 July, 1681.
I William Buell do give my son Samuel the house and halfe the
Homelott, with all the Land, purchased of William Thrall; & to my
son Peter halfe the Home lott on the North side, & all the Meadow
& the Wood Land that was my owne by guift of the Towne. My Tooles
to be equally divided betwixt Samuel & Peter. My son Samuel is to
pay out £11, & Peter £6, & this, with the rest of my Goods, to be
equally divided between my daughters, only my daughter Mary to have
£5 more than either of the others. These two parcells of Land,
one my the Gravell hill, the other my the Mill brooke, which I
leave to my wife's disposeing If she out lives me, & she is to
enjoy all this as long as she lives.
(signed) William X Buell
Witness: Nathaniel Gillett,
Timothy Phelps.
Job Drake, son of John Drake, James Hillier. 
BUELL, William (I400)
3020 There were three Rebeccas born to this family:
17 Dec 1748
28 Apr 1750
28 Mar 1752 
VAN LOON, Rebecca (I2890)
3021 These are the accounts recorded of the Church by Mr. Wil'm INGERSOLL while Moderator of the Church.
The members of this church & their children that are baptized are these that follow:
Lemuel HATCH
Temperance HATCH
HATCH, Temperance (I298)
3022 They lived in Westborough and Hardwick in Worcester County, Massachusetts and Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, this according to births of children from 1734-1761. FAY, Captain Stephen (I1657)
3023 They lived Kinderhook and Athens, N.Y. in 1720 CLAUW, Jurian (I2903)
3024 They owned a farm (up the hill) outside of New Richmond. (on Rt. 132?) The cemetery is off Rt. 52 east of New Richmond, left on Green Mound Road. Their graves are up near the top. After John died. Sallie lived with “Aunt Vi” in Columbus. SHAW, John Charles (I131)
3025 This appears to be the Helge mentioned on v2p33 as being Torstein’s father not 100% about this one:

3. Helge Nilsson brukar då alt (det som no er br. 4 og 5). Men han er sagd død i 1647.
Torstein Børve nf.

son Asgaut not mentioned in the listing of children. 
NILSSON BØRVE, Helge (I2140)
3026 This child is probably one of the three who died young, according to Almira’s entry in the 1900 census - 8 children; 5 living. BROOKS, Alonzo (I2456)
3027 This connection to Joseph and Serviah/Zerviah has been proved with DNA.
Siblings names from will of Lorinda Kent and census records. 
CROSS, Private Joseph (I260)
3028 This connection to Joseph and Serviah/Zerviah has been proved with DNA.
Siblings names from will of Lorinda Kent and census records. 
WARNER, Zerviah (I3303)
3029 this date is before his parents marriage GRIDLEY, Samuel (I1094)
3030 this date written up close to her name in diary entry, first child born in may of 1797. Family F1406
3031 This entry found at the Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy site:
Goble, Stephen to Brown, Alice on this date 1841 Aug. 5 by Hancock, W. B.

Goble, Stephen Brown, Elizabeth Apr 1, 1824 Clermont County, Ohio Marriage records 1800-1850, p.29
Goble, Stephen Brown, Alice Aug 5, 1841 Clermont County, Ohio Marriage records 1800-1850, p.87 
Family F103
3032 This family moved to Minnesota sometime between 1863 and 1869. WEBB, Thaddeus R. (I728)
3033 This information found online:
William JANES
Birth: BEF 30 SEP 1610 in Essex, England
Death: 20 SEP 1690 in Northampton, MA

Zero proof of the following assumption - I love the part where the generations between William & Geoffry De Janes are unknown…so of course they must be related.
[The Family of De Jeanne, Jeanes, Janes is of Norman or French Origin. Guido De Janes, as a General of the French Confederation, accompanied Henry II, who was the lawful heir to the English throne, (instead of his mother, Matilda, Empress of Germany, daughter of Henry I) when he went over to assume the sovereignty (1154). Henry II (norman baron) having established himself firmly as the English sovereign, the first of the Plantagenets, conferred upon Guido De Janes the manor of Kirtland or Kirkling in the County of Cambridgeshire, for his valor as a general in his service, and as an acknowledgment of military prowess. The particulars of his family are unknown. Geoffrey de Janes (Guido's grandson) (about 1200/1204) took up arms with Baldwin, Count of Flanders, in his successful effort to obtain Jerusalem, and was one who contributed to make Baldwin King of Jerusalem. Geoffry, after his return to England, made with his son, Guy or Guido, 3 pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Hence the escallop shells in the coat of arms which commemorate those events. The generations between Geoffry De Janes and William, our immigrant ancestor, are not yet known.]

This part I will believe:
William was born in Essex, England during the reign of James I, when the Puritans were suffering fearful persecution from powerful and bitter foes. Henry Janes, (a brother of our ancestor, William), graduated from Oxford University, and was greatly esteemed for his many good qualities of mind and heart. His occupation was Professor and lecturer in Theology and Divinity at Oxford University.

Abel Janes who was born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1585, was married to Hannah Bascom and were known to have had one child, William Janes (1610 – 1690). William married twice, first to Mary Hewes and 2nd to Hannah Bascom, (a cousin).

1. William Janes* born 1610, died 20 Sept 1690 Northampton, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts. William married Mary [Unknown] in England. She died 4 Aug 1662 Northampton, Massachusetts. William married again on 20 Nov 1662 to Hannah Bascom Broughton widow of John Broughton.

William emigrated in 1637 from Essex, England. He came with the John Davenport's colony on the ship Hector. He arrived in Boston, MA 3 June 1637 with his wife, Mary, and young son Joseph. He then went to New Haven, Connecticut settlement, where he lived for 18 years. Then he moved to Northampton, Massachusetts where he spent the most active period of his life. His occupation was schoolmaster. He was a teacher of the rudiments of education, and a teacher of the doctrines of the Bible. The records show that this new colony paid him the sum of 10 pounds per annum, and the more prosperous and wealthy parents made a further compensation personally. His homestead he built on his allotment of land which he received Oct 1639, on the corner of Chapel and Church Streets in New Haven Connecticut. In the New Haven records William Janes is named as signing the plantation covenant which shows his autograph. In 1643 he makes returns of 5 persons in his family and has an estate of 150 pounds. In 1648 he is a member of the general court. In the year 1656 he went higher up the Connecticut Valley to a place called Northampton. Here was established a religious colony. William is shown in Northampton's town records to have been an inhabitant 25 June 1657. January 1658 he was recorder of lands which he did for many years. The town voted him 10 pounds town stock for teaching, 4 pence per week for teaching the primer, and six pence per week for other teachings. He was a teaching elder, and in the absence of the minister, conducted the religious services of the Sabbath. William is buried in a lovely cemetery in Northampton.

He was Deputy of the General Court of New Haven, Connecticut, 1648; Deputy General Court "Janes G. Frederick Janes Assisted in William emigrated in 1637 from Essex, England. He came to Davenport's colony on the ship Hector. He arrived in Boston 1637 with his wife, Mary and young son Joseph. He then went to New Haven, Connecticut settlement, where he lived for 18 years. Then he moved and at that this new colony prospered. His homestead he built in 1639, on the corner of Chapel and Church. The New Haven records have William Janes signing the plantation covenant which shows his autograph in 1643 he of 150 pounds. In the year 1656 he went higher Northampton. Here was established a religion Northampton's town records to have been and January 1658 he was recorder of lands, which he did town voted him 10 pounds town stock for teaching, 4 pen teaching the primer, and 6 pence per week for other teachings teaching elder, and in the absence of the minister, conducted the religious services of the Sabbath.

CONC: rt, Northampton, MS 1657; was a liberal subscriber to Harvard College.

1 JOSEPH, born 1636;? unmarried; died 26 Feb., 1694.
2 ELISHA, born 1639;? died 25 Jan., 1662.
3 NATHANIEL, born 1644;? died 11 Feb., 1662.
4 ABEL, born 1644;? married Mary Judd; died 1718.
5 ABIGAIL, born 1647.?
6 RUTH, born 15 Feb., 1650; baptized 24 March, 1650; married John Searl, (2) Nathaniel Alexander.
7 JACOB, born 1652;? died 28 Oct., 1675.
8 WILLIAM, born 1654;? married Sarah Clark, 1685.
9 REBECCA, born 1656;? unmarried; lived with William.
10 JEREMIAH, born 1658;? died at Northampton, 1675.
11 EBENEZER, born 1659;? 
12 JONATHAN, born 1661;? were killed on the same day by Indians, at Northfield, 2 Sept., 1675.
13 SAMUEL, born 9 Oct., 1663; married (1) Elizabeth Smead, (2) Sarah Hinsdale. <—if Mary died in 1662, she is not the mother of Samuel!
14 MARY, born 1660? - Mary was not listed in this list of children - I added

"William Janes, was recorder, schoolmaster, and teaching elder. An engager for Northfield and there at the first settlement. In his office of teaching elder he preached to the settlers congregated under the shelter of the famous old Northfield Oak at the first settlement. [ 98]

Two sources:
1. Volume I, "History of Northampton, MA", by Trumbull enealogy" by Rev. Edward Janes with revisions by founding New Haven, CT. 
2. The Janes Family, Author: Frederic Janes This book contains the history and genalogy of the Janes family of MA. Bibliographic Information: Janes, Frederic. The Janes Family. John H. Dingman. NY. 1868. 
JANES, William (I664)
3034 This information is from Vol. II, pp. 598-600 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

This is an English family originally, although the emigrant was from Holland. The name is an English one, and the family probably fled to Holland during the days of religious persecution when that country was a haven for the oppressed of all lands, many of whom afterward came to America.

(I) Peter Winne, emigrant ancestor of the Albany family of that name, was born in the city of Ghent, Flanders. He married Tamatjie Adams, born in the city of Leauwaerden in Vrieslandt. They came to America and settled at Bethlehem, near Albany, New York, July 6, 1684. He owned considerable farm property, saw mills and timber lands. He and his wife made a joint will, dated 1677, of which the following is a synopsis: "Winne, Pieter, of New Albany, born in the city of Ghent, Flanders, and wife Jannettie Adams, born in the city of Leuwaerden, Friesland. Son by first wife Archie Jans, vizt. Pieter, other children mentioned, but not by name. Real and personal estate. The survivor to be executor. Witnesses Jan Verbuck, Mr. Cornelis van Dyck and Adriaen van Ilpendam. Notary Public. Albany Co. Records, Notarial Papers, II, p. 11." Their children were: Pieter Peterse, Adam, Lavinus, Frans, Alette, Killian, Thomas Lyntie, Marten, Jacobus, Eva, Daniel and Rachel.

Pieter Winne (1609-c1690), Flemish Fur Trader
Pieter Winne was born the son of Franciscus Winne (1585-c1672) and Jannetjie (surname unknown) in Ghent, Flanders (now in Belgium), and baptized there in St. Bavo’s Cathedral on April 14, 1609.
Pieter moved to Amsterdam, married Aechie Jans Van Schaick, date unknown, and together they emigrated to the Dutch colony of Curaçao in the West Indies, where their son, Pieter, was born in 1643.
Aechie died in Curaçao in 1647. Pieter Sr. subsequently left the West Indies, arriving at Fort Orange, New Netherlands, in 1652, and becoming a tenant farmer and operator of a sawmill at Rensselaerwyck, near present-day Bethlehem, New York.

Mid-17th century Beverwijk
By 1655 Pieter had built a house in Beverwijck (renamed Albany by the British in 1664), become a fur trader, and married Tannetje Adams, a settler from Friesland. Pieter and Tannetje would have 12 children: Adam (our ancestor; 1658), Livinius, Frans, Allette, Killiaen, Tomas (another ancestor, c1664), Lyntje, Martin, Jacobus, Eva, Daniel, and Rachel (by virtue of her marriage to Jellis Fonda the 5th great-grandmother of legendary actor Henry Fonda).

In addition to prospering in the fur trade, Pieter purchased a sawmill in Bethlehem 1673 and another in 1677. In July 1675, he bought one half of Constapel’s Island in the Hudson River below Albany for the price of 69 beaver skins.
From 1672 to 1684 Pieter served as a magistrate for Bethlehem. He was also active in the Albany Dutch church, serving in a number of capacities.

On September 28, 1676, Pieter served on an “extraordinary court” convened by the governor and council of New York to resolve a dispute between the Reverend Nicolaas Van Rensselaer and Dominie Gideon Schaets concerning some allegedly heretical declarations made by Van Rensselaer in a sermon he preached on August 13, 1676. The decision of Pieter and the court was “that Parties, shall both forgive and forget as it become Preachers of the Reformed Religion to do; also that all previous variances, church differences and provocations shall be consumed in the fire of Love; a perpetual silence and forbearance being imposed on each respectively; to live together as Brothers for an example to the worthy Congregation, for edification  to the Reformed Religion, and further for the removal and banishment of all scandals.”

Pieter Winne died in his early 80s, sometime between May 1690 and May 1693. On May 7, 1693, Pieter’s widow Tannetje married Martin Cornelisse Van Buren, great-great grandfather of President Martin Van Buren. Tannetje died before 1697.

Pieter Winne
Stefan Bielinski

Pieter Winne was the founder and patriarch of the Winne family of early Albany. He was born in Ghent, Flanders (Belgium) in 1609, the son of Franciscus and Anna Winne. Two decades later, he had married Frieslander Tannetje Adams and they began to raise a family.
He brought that family to New Netherland during the 1650s where he became a tenant in the colony of Rensselaerswyck. His farm was in the southwestern part of the manor called Bethlehem where he also operated a sawmill (probably along the Normanskill). By the end of the decade he also was established in Beverwyck - where he owned a house and became a prominent fur trader.

Subsequently, Winne gravitated more to the countryside where he held substantial lands. For several decades, farmer and mill operator Pieter Winne was one of the principal personages of Bethlehem. In 1672, he was appointed a magistrate for Bethlehem. He served until October 1684 when he was replaced. He was also active in the Albany Dutch church - serving in a number of capacities.

He wrote a will in 1677 and another one in July 1684. In the second will, he characterized himself as a magistrate living in Bethlehem and that he was "sick in body but of sound memory and understanding." It named his wife as sole heir during her widowhood. It also identified their twelve living children - whom he made his secondary heirs.

Founder of a large regional family, Pieter Winne lived into his eighties. He died during the early 1690s and his widow re-married in 1693. His descendants were mainline residents of colonial Albany and prominent throughout the region.

The life of Pieter Winne is CAP biography number 8586. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. The traditional source of information on him is a sketch printed in the Van Rensselaer-Bowier Manuscripts, 845. It states that he emigrated to New Netherland in 1653. The best online resource has been provided by Robert Winn.

Tradition holds that he was first married to an "Aechie Jans Van Schaick." But no mention of her or of any of her children was made in his will in 1684! 
WINNE, Peter (I613)
3035 this is approximate STANLEY, Sarah (I2657)
3036 This is John’s brother. They were living together in the 1838/39 and 40/41 Albany, New York directories. David moved to Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York after 1855 and before 1860.

Married to Margaret Halenbach/Hallenbake? Found a newspaper clipping that might be theirs.

David Brooks entry at this site record from the Cherry Valley Presbyterian Church Deaths, Transcribed by Lori Driver
David Brooks                                70          October 5, 1882                                          Buried by H.U.S. 
BROOKS, David (I1413)
3037 This is only a guess LYON, Mary (I2930)
3038 this is when she wrote her will JAMKINES, Elizabeth /HAWKINES (I3035)
3039 this is where she was from and they are on the town list so maybe Family F163
3040 This line is indicated by online researchers as going back to the 1300s in England with, as usual, no sources listed what so ever. BILLINGS, Richard (I1713)
3041 this one seems most likely as her age at marriage would be more appropriate and the place is more in liking. FULLER, Mary (I3504)
3042 This person was mis-entered as Chester in the 1860 census and then shows up as Ana in the 1870 census. Both are listed as the correct correlating ages and as female.

She is listed in Almyra’s probate papers as Anna Walker deceased and her four children are receiving the inheritance.

Lena, daughter
Edward S., son
Arthur, son
Chrissie/Chris, daughter — married her cousin Frank Melvin Bradley in Town of Brimfield, Massachusetts Feb 4 1914 he was a bank teller 
BROOKS, Christiann (Anna) (I2454)
3043 This Peter and his wife Mary along with Peter’s sister Margaret settled in Winchester, Virginia after leaving New York with their neighbors Wood and Straight.

Another Source Notes:
Peter Dragoo came to Winchester, Frederick County Virginia, about (1753) with his sister Margaret (nee Dragoo) Littler, and his family, after their parents died. 
DRAGOO, Peter IV (I871)
3044 Thomas Abbey of Endfield (by appeal from the Judgment of the County Court held at Hartford the 7th of September, 1693) is Plaintiff, Contra John Elsworth of Windsor, Defendant, in an action of Replevin, of one horse, one Mare, and two Oxen, with their Geer and other things impounded, which were unlawfully impounded to the damage of Tenn pounds. In this Action the Jury then found for the Plaintiff Cost. ABBEY, Thomas (I3311)
3045 Thomas and Frances belonged to the Church of England (i.e. Anglican); Thomas had been a warden of St. Mary’s church in Wood Ditton. Thomas and Frances, along with several of their children, came to America in 1635. They sailed on the “Increase” in Apr 1635. Some say they landed directly in Wethersfield (Hartford) Connecticut; others say they landed first at Boston, Massachusetts, then moved to Connecticut because of religious disagreement with the other colonists in Massachusetts.

Thomas died sometime before 1640; some speculate that Thomas may have died 23 Apr 1637 in Wethersfield, killed by the Pequot in the incident that started the Pequot War. The Pequot had kidnapped a few English girls, then killed most of the members of a rescue party. I have seen no concrete evidence, but as this happened very close to the Kilbourne home, it is possible that Thomas was one of the rescue party.
KILBOURNE, Thomas (I2771)
3046 Thomas Bliss, brother of George and cousin of Thomas, was born about 1588 probably in Preston Parva, Northamptonshire.  He married Dorothy Wheatlie on November 22, 1614 at Holy Cross Church in Daventry by Thomas Mariott, minister. Thomas Bliss,  blacksmith, and his wife, emigrated to Massachusetts about 1638.  They landed first in Boston,  settling ten miles south of Boston at Braintree.  According to the first book of the Boston Town Records, Thomas Bliss was granted 36 acres of land in Braintree in 1639.  He took the freeman's oath May 18, 1642 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He  relocated to Rehoboth in 1643. [See Hurd's chapter on Rehoboth - contains errors]
One of the original proprietors of Rehoboth, Thomas received a home lot of eight acres in the northwest end of town.  By the time of his death in 1647, he owned 45 acres.   Of seven children born to Dorothy Wheatlie and Thomas Bliss, "fouer" are referred to in his will:
Elizabeth was baptized Sept. 19, 1615 in England.  She married Sept. 18, 1640 in Rehoboth and died in 1676. Her husband, Thomas Wilmarth, is referred to as Willmore in the will.  
Mary was baptized March 16, 1616 in England.  She married Nathaniel Harmon of Braintree about 1638, and died ?
Martha was baptized Dec. 8, 1622 in England.  She married Nicholas Ide May 16, 1647 and  died Nov. 3, 1676 in Rehoboth.
Jonathan was baptized April 2, 1626 at Daventry, England.  He married Miriam Harmon [<—she is disputed] in 1648 and died June 11, 1687 at Rehoboth.
—[Source above: Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America by Aaron Tyler Bliss] 
BLISS, Thomas (I3517)
3047 Thomas Brigham’s origins are not know, he emigrated to America on the Ship the Susan & Ellen and first resided in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. His freemanship in the Cambridge church before the 18th o April 1637 is apparently implied by his freemanship, which is recorded on that date in MBCR 1:373. His will didn’t have his signature, just his mark and when he died he had a parcel of books with a couple of bibles. [MPR 1:10-17].

During his time in Cambridge he was a selectman and constable 1639-1647. [CaTR 36, 41, 43, 46, 47].

He owned on May 1 1635 one house with 3 1/2 acres of land [CaBOP 64, 100] by 1645 he had 1 acres on the west side of Menotime and a numbered lot containing ten cars. In 1646 he added 8 acres in the ox pasture, In 1648 he purchased 10 acres of land in Fresh Pond meadow, received 72 acres in 1648 and 180 acres in 1652 in the Shoeshine division.

In his will dated October 7, 1653 and proved October 3, 1654 Thomas bequathed to his wife 1/3 part of the estate, eldest son Thomas 1/3 , with the remainder to be divided between his other four children: John, Mary, Hannah, & Samuel. His wife could sue the whole estate during her widowhood to bring up the children, if she remarried their upbringing would belong to overseers, his wife, brethren Thomas Danforth, John Cooper, Thomas Fox, John Hastings Y William Towne.

Included in his will we two servants who were valued as part of the estate. They were Daniell Mikenna, a scotchman and Anne Ketch, who had 6 years to serve.

His wife married Edmund Rice and together they sold twenty acres of land. 
BRIGHAM, Thomas (I1701)
3048 Thomas Champion of Ashford, Kent, England, embarked in the "Hercules" in Sandwich for New Netherland (certificate signed March 12, 1634)
Source: Severford Genealogy. Misc. Champions, Trowbridge p. 412. - 12 March 1634 - England

Appears to have had a brother John. 
CHAMPION, Thomas (I3647)
3049 Thomas Lemasters, the oldest child of Isaac and Anne Flint? Lemasters, was born in Prince George County, Maryland, in 1749. Before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Thomas moved to Greenbrier County where he was active in local scouting companies. He was a volunteer on Dunmore's War in 1774 and is believed to have been a participant in the Battle of Point Pleasant against the Shawnees on 10 October 1774. During the Revolution, Thomas continued to serve in frontier scouting companies, and as late as 1793 he was a member of Captain Hugh Caperton's ranger company responsible for patrolling Greenbrier and Kanawha counties.
In 1794, Thomas married Catherine Thornton, believed to have been his third wife, and settled on Crooked Creek in present day Mason County around 1798. He died there 1836.[<—This sentence of information is incorrect - we know this because of land deeds for Thomas and Alidea in 1836 in Virginia. So source is very suspect.]

Outtakes from Lemaster History researchers:
(We are indebted to Thomas A. Lemasters, 261 Grant St., Fairmont, W. Va. He researched most of the counties in West Virginia, verified courthouse records, visited many relatives for personal interviews and copied many gravestones. Two of our other valuable contributors are Dale LeMasters, 768 N. 70th St., East St. Louis, Ill., and his father Wiley LeMasters, 1444 Graham St., St. Louis, Mo. They started their research to establish the father of Thomas Jr.)

Thomas Lemasters Sr. was born 1750-1760 probably in Charles or Frederick County, Maryland.

He probably moved with his father, Isaac, to Monongalia County, Virginia.

According to the “Biographical & Portrait Cyclopedia of Monongalia County, West Virginia,” pp 203-204, two pioneer brothers, Thomas and Isaac Lemaster came from Maryland as very early settlers in what is now Monongalia County, as we find them there when it was founded in 1776, etc. It then states, “Later we find Thomas in Tyler County, West Virginia, where he died in 1845 an old man. He was the father of 12 children that grew to maturity, most of them settling in Wetzel County.”

The first record we have of Thomas is on John Dent’s list of taxable property owners in 1786 [where?] — along with William and Isaac Lemasters.
Thomas and his family are not in the 1790/1810 census, probably because they lived in the wilds.
They are in the 1820 and
They are in the 1830 census. In 1830 he is listed as Thomas Lemasters Sr. in the Western District of Monongalia County, age 60/70.

The 1810 and 1820 census combined gives evidence he had at least 10 sons and 1 daughter.
He is not listed in 1840 but we believe he is living with his son, Dallas 19, as the male in the family age 70/80.
To substantiate this, Deed Bk. vOS13p301, Thomas buys land from Anthony Asher in 1827; then April 7, 1836 Thomas Lemasters Sr., wife Alidea sell land.
In the margin of the deed is written, “Delivered to my son, Dalis, May 5, 1835.” This entry is on the first sale of land.
Evidently Thomas had Dallas as his representative, and probably lived with him after he sold the land in 1836.
This land was located on the left fork of Miracle Run, a branch of Dunkard’s Creek.

Deeds in Monongalia County indicate that Thomas and his sons had land on Miracle, Flaggy Meadow, Flat, Drake’s and Building Runs, bought between 1815-1837. As the county lines changed we find them in Tyler and Wetzel Counties. 
LEMASTERS, Thomas (I121)
3050 Thomas most likely married several times. His wife is not mentioned in his will so is probably dead. The last child born was Levin according to researchers, (but William is the last listed in will, which appeared to list children by ages), so she would have died before 1769 when Thomas made his will. MOBLEY, Thomas (I290)

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