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Barent Christiansen VAN HORN

Male Abt 1651 -


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  • Name Barent Christiansen VAN HORN 
    Born Abt 1651  Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number CBVH 001 
    Notes 

    • (1) Zabriskie, George Olin, "Christian Barentsen Van Horn and Some of His Earlier Descendants," The American Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (October 1967), pp. 193, 195-197:

      Barent Christiansen Van Horn, eldest son of Christian Barentsen Van Horn by Jannetje Jans, was born about 1651, probably in Noordt Holland as his baptism is not recorded in New Amsterdam. Williams gave a date of 30 Aug. 1651 for the birth but did not explain his source. This date is logical but the fact that it is known so precisely is not, so we hesitate to accept it. [It and other dates concerning Barent's immediate family may have been taken from a family Bible by Williams.]

      Barent was the only Van Horn brother to remain in the vicinity of Jersey City. On 26 March 1667 he was given a confirmatory patent to 170 acres (English measure) along the Hudson River in Minkaque (now Greenville), south of Jersey City. This land was adjacent to that acquired by his step-father Van Buskirk. He also obtained a patent the same day for land on Newark Bay at what is now called Droyer's Point. Barent also acquired land in the Bogota-Teaneck area of Bergen County, along with his step-father, brothers and half-brothers, but sold this land on 27 Oct. 1705 to Jacob Zabriskie (Bergen Deed B-326).

      He also owned land on the Kill van Cull which he later traded to his half brother, Andries Laurensen Van Buskirk, for land near Barent's home. From a patent dated in 1702 it is evident that Barent owned land in "Newark bounds" which was on the west side of the Passaci [sic] River in Essex County. Nothing definite is known about this tract of land; however, it may have become the property of Barent's eldest son Dirck whose children, except the eldest, were baptized in Acquackanonk, now Passaic.

      In 1703 Barent and his half-brother Peter Van Buskirk purchased 1000 acres of land on Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County, Pa. In 1707 Barent purchased 550 acres in Bucks County. Of his total land holdings in Bucks, he sold 1391 acres to his sons: Peter, 257 acres, Christian, 294; Abraham, 290; Isaac, 276. His sons Nicholas and John also moved to the Delaware River Valley from Jersey City. Barent's youngest son Jacob was the only one to remain in the Jersey City area.

      On 14 Feb. 1679 [so Williams: the date is not found in New York or Bergen (Jersey City) church records], Barent married Geertje Dircks, daughter of Dirck Claessen, Pottbacker, and his first wife Wyntje [not Myntje], Roelofs. Geertje was baptized 5 March 1662 in the Dutch Church on Manhattan, and Williams again supplies us with a birthdate, 5 Feb. 1662, from an unstated source. On 15 March 1678/9 Geertje is mentioned as the wife of Barent Christians when Claessen and his third wife, Mettie Elberts, entered into a pre-nuptial agreement. Mettie, as administratrix of Claessen's estate, filed the agreement with the court in November 1686 (N. Y. Wills 1:135 f.).

      Children (all b. Minkaque, births from Williams, but source unknown): . . .

      i. Dirck (Derrick) Barentsen, b. 23 Jan. 1680. . . .

      ii. Christian Barentsen, b. 21 Oct. 1681. . . .

      iii. Pieter Barentsen, b. 19 April 1686. . . .

      iv. Nicholas Barentsen, b. 3 Feb. 1688. . . .

      v. Barent Barentsen, b. 3 April 1691, bapt. 5 Apr. 1691 Dutch Church in Manhattan. . . .

      vi. Johannes Barentsen (John), b. 5 Feb. 1692. . . .

      vii. Abraham Barentsen, b. 12 Sept. 1695.

      viii. Jannetje Barents, b. 18 Apr. 1697; may have lived in Bucks Co., Pa.; m. 12 Dec. 1719, Adrian LaRue (so Williams). . . .

      ix. Isaac Barentsen, b. 2 Jan. 1699. . . .

      x. Jacob Barentsen, b. 18 Nov. 1702. . . .

      xi. Benjamin Barentsen, b. 10 Jan. 1705, bapt. N.Y. Lutheran Church.
    Person ID I19602  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father Christian BARENTSEN,   b. Probably Hoorn, Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1658, South [Delaware] River, near present-day Wilmington, New Castle County, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jannetje JANS 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Geertje DIRCKS,   b. Bef 5 Feb 1662, New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Feb 1679 
    Children 
     1. Jannetje Barents VAN HORN,   b. 18 Apr 1697, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Abraham Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 12 Sep 1695, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Isaac Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 2 Jan 1699, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Benjamin Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 10 Jan 1705, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Jacob Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 18 Nov 1702, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1775, Constables Hook, Bergen [now Hudson] County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     6. Johannes Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 5 Feb 1692, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1758, Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     7. Christian Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 21 Oct 1681, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1751, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     8. Dirck Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 23 Jan 1680, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Aug 1768, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 88 years)  [natural]
     9. Pieter Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 19 Apr 1686, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1750, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     10. Barent Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 3 Apr 1691, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Nicholas Barentsen VAN HORN,   b. 3 Feb 1688, Minkaque, Bergen County [now Greenville, Hudson County], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F8785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart