Jan Cornelius VAN TEXEL

Male 1625 - 1704  (79 years)


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  • Name Jan Cornelius VAN TEXEL 
    Born 1625  Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1704  Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sleepy Hollow Old Dutch Church Cemetery, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Zuber Family RootsWeb Tree:
      "...one son was born, named after his father, Jan Cornelius Van Texell. He was baptized in the Dutch Church within Fort Amsterdam on Manhattan Island. This son was married in 1657 in New Amsterdam to Antje......The family afterwards moved from New Amsterdam and settled in the Indian town of Appmacpo, in Westchester county, which became a part of the manor of Cortland. The farm occupied by Jan Cornelius Van Texell, 2nd, comprised nearly the whole of the village of Sing Sing. He was quite a prominent man in that neighborhood. He was appointed tax collector, and for a number of years prior to 1700, collected the taxes from this particular town and paid them over to Chidley Brook, the colonial treasurer....""

      "The exact date of the birth of Jan Cornelissen Van Texel, who is the first American born Ancestor, is unknown, but judging by the apprentices hip paper...and the general custom in such cases, it is the best opinion that at the end of the term of seven years apprenticeship to Hendrick Harmensen, Jan Cornelissen was twenty one years old. From this it is concluded that he was fourteen years old in 1639 and was born in 1625. Jan Cornelissen lived in Midwont (Flatbush) Long Island. It was there that he married his wife, Annetye Alberts, and his children were born there.....Jan Cornelissen Van Texel, and Annetje Alberts, his wife, became members of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow when it was organized, and so continued until their deaths. He was at one time a Deacon, and at another time an Elder of the Church. Just when his wife died is not known, but he died during the year 1704. In his petition he said that he had nine children, but only eight appear. The other one must have died shortly after he died and was single."

      Both he and Annetie are buried in the Sleepy Hollow Churchyard, Tarrytown Westchester County, New York.
    Person ID I6707  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 3 May 2009 

    Father Cornelis Jansen VAN TEXEL,   b. Abt 1600, Texel, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catoneras,   b. Abt 1603, Eatons Neck, Suffolk County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1624 
    Family ID F3015  Group Sheet

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. 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)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F2144  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1625 - Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1657 - Midwood, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1704 - Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sleepy Hollow Old Dutch Church Cemetery, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Becky Tredway's family had ancestors who were born at Fort Amsterdam.
    Becky Tredway's family had ancestors who were born at Fort Amsterdam.
    Born at the Fort Amsterdam in Manhattan, NY. Fort Amsterdam (subsequently named Fort James, Fort Willem Hendrick, Fort James (again), Fort William, Fort Anne and Fort George) was a fort on the southern tip of Manhattan that was the administrative headquarters for the Dutch and then British rule of New York from 1625 until being torn down in 1790 after the American Revolution. The construction of the fort marked the official founding date of New York City as recognized by the Seal of New York City. Guns at the fort formed the original battery that is today called Battery Park (New York). In October 1683 what would become the first session of the New York legislature convened at the fort. The fort was to change hands eight times in various battles including the Battle of Long Island in the American Revolution when volleys were exchanged between the fort and British emplacements on Governor's Island.
    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.