Sarah VAN TASSEL

Female 1670 - 1708  (38 years)


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  • Name Sarah VAN TASSEL 
    Born 1670  Midwood, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Mar 1708  Rariton, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the Van Tassel Family History Website:
      They lived in the upper part of the Manor of Philipsburgh, called by the Indians Weekquaskeck, and by the Lord of the Manor, Philipsburgh. The territory is now divided into the modern towns of Greenburgh, Mount Pleasant and Ossining.

      Barent De Witt was Tax Collector of the district in which he resided in 1693 and 1694, and six of the receipts given him for money collected and paid in to Chidley Brooke the County Treasurer, are recorded in Liber 3 of Deeds page 232, Westchester County Register's office. In them he is first called Barnes White, then Barent Witt and finally Barent De Witt. The first three receipts designate the place as Weekersqueck and the other three call it Philipsburgh.

      Shortly after the baptism of Sara (daughter baptized March 30, 1708) the family must have moved away, as no further mention of the name appears in the records of the Sleepy Hollow Church, nor in the records of Philipsburgh. In Brodhead's Colonial Documents, published by the State of New York, Volume 3 page 659, appears an interesting affidavit dated August 14, 1689, sworn to by Barent De Witt, which shows that De Witt was a married man at that time. So it is possible that he might have had children earlier than 1697.
    Person ID I6706  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 3 May 2009 

    Father Jan Cornelius VAN TEXEL,   b. 1625, Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1704, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Annetje ALBERTS,   b. 3 Jun 1640, Midwood, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1731, Midwood, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1 May 1657  Midwood, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2144  Group Sheet

    Family Barent DEWITT,   b. 18 Jan 1665, Groveholdt, Zunderlandy, Westphallin, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1723, Rariton, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 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 - 1670 - Midwood, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1694 - Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Mar 1708 - Rariton, Somerset County, New Jersey, 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.