Barent DEWITT

Male 1665 - 1723  (57 years)


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  • Name Barent DEWITT 
    Born 18 Jan 1665  Groveholdt, Zunderlandy, Westphallin, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1723  Rariton, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Notes for Barnet Dewitt:
      [IsaacDeWitt.FTW (Kathryn DeWitt Gazaway, grannykk@peppersnet.com)

      -- Barnet: Earlier had been assigned as the son of Jacob Barnetson DeWitt, this has been proven to be wrong.

      -- DeWitt Family Historian: Artie F DeWitt, told the DeWitt Family History in detail to his grand daughter Kathryn DeWitt:
      "Barnet DeWitt married Sara Van Tassel. She was the grand daughter of Catherine a Indian Princes who was the daughter of one of the best Indian Sachems. Wyandance the Chief Sachem of his tribe became the Chief Sachem of the 12 tribes of Long Island."

      -- Grandpa Artie stated that Grandpa Barnet was born and raised in the New Netherland (Colonies). I had never located any records that would prove this until I was given copies of the 2,000 sheets of Helen Perry's Collection [HPC] pages 34, 35, 36, & 63 and other records helped me prove the DeWitt stories that Grandpa Artie told. Grandpa told stories and sang about the White Cliffs of Dover and he told about a trading post on the Delaware River.

      -- HPC, pg. 64 states: Peter DeWitt (father of Barnet) went to the area on the west side of South (Delaware) River 35 miles below Philadelphia, three miles west of Fort Amstel, where Pieter was taxed in 1676 as a property owner Appoquesia on Christiana Creek. He was back in Bushwick by 1704 as heir of the land of Pieter Jansen DeWi tt.

      -- HPC, pg 99 Records documenting Grampa's history: Record of the Sleep Hollow Dutch Reform Church at Tarrytown. This church was also refereed to as the Phillipsburgh Church, Phillipsburgh being named for Frederick Phillips, who owned the land upon which the town was built.

      -- HPC, pg 99 Disposition of Barnet DeWitt, dated 14 Aug 1689: "I declare also that at Weskeskek upon the land of Mr. Frederik Phillips where I live several canows with strangers, being French, came from.. ect" New York papers B 11, 26B

      -- Notes; HPC Barnet & Sarah lived in upper part of the manor Phillipsburgh - The territory is now divided into the towns of Greenburgh, Mount Pleasant and Gashing,(Westchester County, New York ).

      -- TAX Collector: Barnet was a tax collector of the district in which he lived in 1693 and 1694 and six (6) of receipts given him for money collected and paid in to Chidley Brooke, the treasurer, in Libre B . of Deeds, p. 232, Westchester Co., Regiment's office. In these he is first called Barnes White, then Barnet Witt, and finally Barnet De Witt. The first three (3) designate the place as Weekersqueek and the other three (3) as Phillipsburgh. - HP's Ref: The descendants of Jan Cornellisen Van Texal by Daniel Van Tassel. pub. 1941.

      -- The Dutch Ref. Church established a church at 6 Mile Run on the Raritan, on 15 Nov. 1710 and Adrien Bennet as Sr. Elder & Charles Fonteyn as Jr. Elder and Barnet DeWitt as Sr. Deacon and Abraham Bennet as Jr. Deacon were elected. In 1711 Adrien Bennet, because of age retired and Barnet was elected as Senior Elder. - (HPC pg 516 & 101) Her ref: Pub. o f Gen. Soc. of PA, 1912; pp. 36, 31, 36; pp. 175-177.

      -- Baptism Records: First Recorded Book Of The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, organized 1697, Tarrytown, Westchester, New York. ALSO Helen Perry's File pg. 361.

      -- 21 Apr 1697 - Paulas & Petrus de Witt sons of Barnet & wife Sara Wit: Abraham De Revier Jr. & Elizabeth Heyert.

      34. - 24 Apr 1699 - Catherine de Witt daughter of Barnet & wife Sara Wit: Jan Hermanzen & Aeltje his wife. 126. - 25 Mar 1706 - Barnet de Witt son of Barnet & Sara his wife.Wit: Peter Carteljouw & Dievertje his wife.

      -- Barnet & Sara de Witt were witnesses to four (4) baptisms -

      #53 1702 - Antje child of Cornelius Van Texal & Antje his wife

      #83 10 Mar 1704 - Annatje child of Jacob Van Texal & Aeltje his wife

      #111 25 Mar 1706 - David son of Jan Fausee & Evatje his wife

      #153 30 Mar 1708 - Machtel son of Cornelius Michgielze & Elizabeth his wife.

      -- Sara de Witt, Cornelius Van Texal, Sybout Herrikze, & Maritje Syboutze were Witnesses to baptism of Marritje & Jan Van Texal children of Willem & Weyntje Van Texal.

      -- Ref, HPC., pg 241: Gives information on Van Texal Family - States Sarah was daughter of Cornelius Van Texal and Annetje Alberts.

      -- for Ref: Baptism of Eliezabeth daughter of Aryje Dewit & Zara his wife, Wit. were William Smot & Maria (DeWitt) his wife.

      -- Found on extra sheet, not Brooklyn Church: 15 Nov 1694 - Neeltje child of Pieter Cardeljouw & Diewertje de Witt, Wit. by Dirk Volkerse & Marie Cardeljouw

      -- In 1711 The Court made choice of Constables for Somerset Co., N J - they were: Abraham Bennet, Barnet DeWitt and Tunis Middles wart. (HPC., pg 546; Middlesex, NJ. Minutes - Vol. 1.)

      -- First settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge, NJ - in 1710, pg 9 4 - (HPC, pg N9): Paulus DeWitt, Barnet Devit, Johan DeWitt and Thomas Farmer.

      -- pg 765: List of Militia: Reg. under Col. Farmer in the year 1715 - Barnet Devit (dewitt) (HP C pg. 526). Barnet, son of Barnet & Sarah was baptized in 1706, therefore the above must be Barnet Senior.

      Ref: Dutch settlers in New Jersey paper by Tunis Bergen - Vol 14, J an 1967 in New Jersey Genesis; (HPC., pg 551) -

      "Barrent DeWitt and Lucas DeWitt of Six Mile Run in 1723, were probably descendants of Peter Janse DeWitt, who settled Bushwick at an early period & emigrated in 1652."

      -- Note: This is probably the Uncle Lukas, GP Artie talked about, if so then Cousin Luke could be his son.

      -- Ref. Grandpa Artie told that Barnet was one of the leaders of the riots of New Jersey. They had been living in New Jersey since 1710 and a rich land proprietor bought land from the Indians and told the early settlers he now owned the land they were living on. Relative named Lott and Collier had bought land in early 1700's.

      -- Ref to the above, HPC. pg. 518-523 - NJ Arch., 1st Ser., Vol VI, pgs. 455-458: In 1747 Barnet was one of thirty men from Middlesex Co. NJ, that was arrested and tried for High Treason against England for the damage they had done to the town.

      -- Ref - HPC, pg. 546 - Middlesex Co., NEW YORK, minutes - Vol. I, pg. 261 : The Court made choice of Constables for Somerset Co. 1711 (? ): Abraham Bennett, Barn Duwett, and Tunis Middleswart.

      More About Barnet Dewitt:
      Baptism (LDS): June 16, 1989, SEATT

      Endowment (LDS): October 12, 1989, SEATT

      Sealed to parents (LDS): CLEARED; Temple: ARIZO

      Notes for Sarah van Tassel:
      [IsaacDeWitt.FTW (Kathryn DeWitt Gazaway, grannykk@peppersnet.com)]

      --Ref: 4th generation DeWitt Family Historian Artie Franklin DeWitt told that Barnet DeWitt's wife - Sara Van Tassel - was the grand daughter of Indian Princess Catherine a Sachem, but these records seem to say she is a great grand-daughter.

      More About Sarah van Tassel:
      Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED

      Christening: of Phillipsburg, Westchester, New York

      Endowment (LDS): SUBMITTED

      Sealed to parents (LDS): SUBMITTED

      Child of Barnet Dewitt and Sarah van Tassel is:
      5. i. PAULUS5 DEWITT, b. April 21, 1697; d. Bef. April 1774, Sunbury, Northumberland, Pa.


      From R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA:
      Barnet Dewitt was born on 19 January 1665/66 at Groveholdt, Zunderlandy, Westphallin, Netherlands. He immigrated to New York arriving circa 1681. He married Sara Van Tassel in 1694 at Terrytown, Westchester, New York. Barnet Dewitt relocated to Somerset County, New Jersey, after 1709. He was Deacon, with Abraham Bennet on 15 November 1710 at the Dutch Church, Six Mile Run, Somerset County, New Jersey. He was a witness where Charles L. Fontine Elder, with Adrien Bennet on 15 November 1710 at the Dutch Church, Six Mile Run, Somerset County, New Jersey. Rev. Paulus Van Vlecq, a Hollander, who had been a schoolmaster at Kinderhook, N. Y., organized the Six-Mile Run church at (present) Franklin Park, N. J. According to a "Journal" kept by him he states under an entry of the October: "1711, the 23 October. At 6 Myl Run a church council was elected in the place of the outgoing elders, Adrien Bennet, Baerent De Wit; and left Carl Fonteyn ruling elder, and in the place of the outgoing deacon, Baerent De Wit, Gysbert De Hart is elected, leaving Abraham Bennet the ruling deacon, and they were established on the 24 Oct 1711." Barnet Dewitt and Sara Van Tassel were were members on 24 October 1711 at the Six Mile Run Church, Franklin Park (present), Somerset County, New Jersey.2 Barnet Dewitt was a witness where Charles L. Fontine and Magdaleentje Reynerse were members on 24 October 1711 at the Six Mile Run Church, Franklin Park (present), Somerset County, New Jersey. Barnet Dewitt died after 1723 at Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey.
    Person ID I6705  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 3 May 2009 

    Father Pieter DEWITT,   b. 1650, Bushwick, Brooklyn County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721, Bushwick, Brooklyn County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah ALBERTS,   b. 1650, Bushwick, Brooklyn County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1670  (Age 20 years) 
    Married 1670  New Amsterdam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2145  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah VAN TASSEL,   b. 1670, Midwood, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1708, Rariton, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 1694  Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Paulus DEWITT,   b. 21 Apr 1697, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1774, Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F2143  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1665 - Groveholdt, Zunderlandy, Westphallin, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1694 - Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Sleepy Hollow Old Dutch Church and the Washington Irving Connection
    Sleepy Hollow Old Dutch Church and the Washington Irving Connection
    Becky Tredway's ancestors, the Van Tassels, were buried at the Old Dutch Church. The family surname was also used by Washington Irving in his classic short story. Barent DeWitt and wife Sarah (Van Tassel) were recorded members there as well.