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Abraham VAN HORNE

Male Bef 1699 - 1759  (> 60 years)


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  • Name Abraham VAN HORNE 
    Born Bef 15 Jan 1699 
    Christened 15 Jan 1699  Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Abraham MATTHYSZEN 
    Will 29 Nov 1758  Whitehouse, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Nov 1759  Whitehouse, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Smallpox 
    Probate 5 Dec 1759  Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Whitehouse, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Chris Chester, The Brouwer Genealogy Database <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brouwergenealogydat a/index.htm>:

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      Abraham Van Horne

      b. 15 January 1699, d. November 1759

      • Father: Matys Cornelissen b. b 1644

      • Mother: Fytie Adamse Brouwer b. b 1660

      • Abraham Van Horne was baptized on 15 January 1699 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York; sponsors Niklaes Brouwer and h.w. Jannetje.

      • He married Annetje Couwenhoven, daughter of Cornelis Willemszen van Kouwenhoven and Margaretta Roelofse Schenck, circa 1724.

      • Abraham Van Horne died in November 1759 at Whitehouse, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey; of small pox.

      • He was buried at Old Cemetery, Whitehouse, New Jersey.

      • Also known as Abraham Matthyszen.

      • In a deed, Abraham Van Horn sells to Capt. Richard Saltar, land that was originally acquired by Abraham's father Matthys Cornelisson.

      • As a young man, Abraham, along with his brother Cornelis, moved to Monmouth County, New Jersey. He and his wife lived in Monmouth County until about 1724 when Abraham purchased ninety acres of land in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The property was situated along Rockaway Creek near the confluence of its north and south branches, and was part of a large tract originally owned by George Willocks, John Budd and James Logan. It was survayed and recorded in 1720. Abraham built a large public house, or inn, on the main highway running from New Brunswick to Easton, Pennsylvania. It was painted white and the village that grew up around it eventually became known as Whitehouse, New Jersey. His own private house was built in 1731. Abraham and his wife joined the Reformed Dutch Church at Readington in 1749.

      • He was made an executor of the will of Cornelis Van Horne on 24 December 1743 at Reading, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey; codicil 3 Feb 1744, proved 16 March 1744. Cornelius Vanhorn of Reading Town, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Names wife Hannah. Eldest son Thomas, tract of land where the testator lived, bought of John Bud, subject to maintaining the testator's minor children. Son, Matthias, land in Upper Freehold adjoining Thomas Leonard, Thomas Averham, Abiah Cook and Joseph Williams, in Monmouth County, subject to payments. Eldest daughter Catherine Vanhorn, when 27. Second daughter Elizabeth Vanhorn when 24. Son, Cornelius, small tract of land in Upper Croswix Creek in Burlington County purchased of Matthew Watson, he paying money to younger brother Daniel Vanhorn at 21. Seven sons and three daughters. Names as executors, son Thomas, brother Abraham Vanhorn and Nicholas Wykoff. Witnessed by Cornelius Wyckof, Roelof Roelofson, Mathias Van Horn, Matt. Brown.

      Codicil: Testator's printing books to the whole family. Elizabeth Vanhorn, the side saddle which was his mother's. Witnesses: Matthew Brown, Cornelius Wyckof, Methias Van Horn.

      • His will was dated on 29 November 1758 probated 5 Dec 1759; calls himself Abraham Van Horne of the County of Hunterdon, Province of New Jersey, being in perfect health and sound memory. Names his loving wife Annetje, to have full possession of his dwelling house, gristmill, and 240 acres, until his youngest son Abraham reached the age of twenty-one years, afterwhich Annetje is to have "no more of the premises during her widowhood than the equal part of my dwelling house, the house where Samuel Covill now liveth, with half the orchard and ten acres below the milldam." She is also to receive "the best bed in the house with all its furniture thereunto belonging, the cupboard, one dozen pewter plates, six pewter platters, three iron pots, my negro man named Ceasar and his wife Bet during my said wife's life, and after her death, or the said negros come to be past hard labor, that they shall be maintained by my son Abraham Van Horne, his heirs and assigns, for I positively order that they shall not be sold to any person whatsoever." He gives to daughter Margarete the sum of one hundred pound and the negro girl named Maria. To daugter Phildia, a negro girl named Hannah. To daughter Annetje, a negro girl named Dinah. To daughter Neeltje, the negro girl named Hagar. His son Abraham is to receive the negro boy named Peter, "also three milch cows, three of my best horses, my best wagon, two plows all with their tackling thereunto belonging, as his property forever." His remaining part of his estate is to be divided among his three daughters, Phildia, Neeltje, Annetje, and wife. "Eldest son, Matthew Van Horne," to receive 200 acres where he currently lives, part of a larger tract of land containing 400 acres, the 200 acres to be passed to Matthew's children upon his death. The remaining two hundred acres to be divided among Matthew's "eldest boys viz: Abraham, William, Cornelius and Matthew," Abraham to recieve fifty acres with the sawmill, with the remaing 150 acres to be divided among the other three. The testator's son Abraham is to receive 250 acres with the gristmills, houses and barns, and is to pay his three sisters, Phidia, Neeltje, and Annetje the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds each in staggered payments after he (son Abraham) attains the age of twenty-one. Sons Cornelius and Abraham to receive, "two certain tracts of land on the Society, so called viz: the tract on where John Thomas now liveth, and the other tract of land I bought of Abraham DeWitt." Daughter Margarete and her husband Herman Roelofson to receive the tract of land on which they now live. Daughter Neeltje to receive a certain tract of land along "the Society." All rights to his Elizabeth town purchases to be divided equally among his children (with conditions). He appoints, "well beloved son Cornelius, my loving son Abraham and my son-in-law Tobias Ten Eyck" as executors. Signed by Abraham Van Horne, witnessed by David Cock, Cornelius Vanderbilt (his mark), Edward Wilmot.
    Person ID I19537  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Matys CORNELISSEN,   b. Bef 1644, Jutland, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 12 Aug 1709  (Age > 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Fytie Adamse BROUWER,   b. Bef 1660, Gowanus, Kings County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1709  (Age > 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Feb 1692  Reformed Dutch Church, Flatbush [now Brooklyn], Kings County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annetje COUWENHOVEN 
    Married Abt 1724 
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F8737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Flatbush DRC MarriageRecords 1677-1757 : 1692 20 Feb; Matys Cornelisen, van Jutland, ym; Fytye Adams, wid Evert Hendricks, both liv Bkln.