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Jacob VAN KUYKENDALL

Male Bef 1683 - 1744  (> 57 years)


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  • Name Jacob VAN KUYKENDALL 
    Born Bef 12 Aug 1683  Marbletown, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 12 Aug 1683  Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1741 and 1744  Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Lorraine Luke .

      (2) Hoes, Roswell Randall, Baptismal and Marriage Records of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980, p. 19:

      1683

      Baptism No.: 318
      Parents: Luyr Jacobz; Grietie Aartz Tack
      Name of Child and Date of Baptism: Jacob; 12 Aug
      Witnesses and Sponsors: Annetie Arys; Jacob Janz van Etten.

      (3) Kuykendall, George Benson, History of the Kuykendall Family, Kilham Stationery & Printing Co., Portland, OR: 1919, p. 388:

      Children of JACOB VAN KUYKENDAAL (2), baptized 1683, son of Luur Jacobsen Van Kuykendaal, baptized 1650; by his first wife, Adrientje Tietsoort, and second wife, Sara Westvael. Only one child by Adrientje Tietsoort.

      Margariet (3), born at Minisink, baptized at Kingston, September 11, 1709.

      Johannes (3), baptized at Minisink, January 19, 1714; married Lisabeth Brink.

      Jacobus (3), baptized at Deerpark, August 19, 1716; married Alida Dingman.

      Dinah (3), baptized at Deerpark, January 28, 1719; married John Decker.

      Marretjen (3), baptized at Kingston, October 22, 1721; married Abram Kortrecht.

      Benjamin (3), baptized at Kingston, September 1, 1723; married Sarah Ferree.

      Christina (3), baptized at Raycester (Rochester), February 12, 1727.

      Nathaniel (3), baptized at Raycester, October 6, 1728.

      (4) Kuykendall, George Benson, History of the Kuykendall Family, Kilham Stationery & Printing Co., Portland, OR: 1919, pp. 39-42:

      JACOB VAN KUYKENDAAL, or Jacob Kuykendall, as he later signed his name, the second child of Luer, was baptized August 12, 1683, at Kingston, N. Y. He was reared to manhood in the region about Kingston, and married Adrientjen Tietsoort, who was the daughter of Abram Tietsoort of Kingston, and niece of William Tietsoort, the pioneer blacksmith. The Tietsoorts, (now spelled Tittsworth), and the Kuykendalls intermarried in several instances later, as when William, a son of Stephen Tittsworth, married Catherine Kuykendal, daughter of Hendrick Kuykendal and Elizabeth Cole.

      Jacob Kuykendall had only one child, Margrita, by his first wife. She was baptized at Kingston, N. Y., September 11, 1709. This first wife, Adrientje Tietsoort, must have died soon after the birth of her daughter Margrita, for his second marriage is recorded as having taken place at Minisink, February 3, 1712. The record in the Church register reads: "Married, Jacob Van Kuykendaal, wid'r of Adrientjen Tietsoort, and Sara Westvaal, maiden, both residing in Mennissing, (Minisink).

      Family record of Jacob Van Kuykendaal now follows:

      Margrita, baptized Sept. 11, 1709, by 1st wife Adrientje Tietsoort.

      Johannes, (John), baptized Jan. 19, 1713, by 2nd wife Sara Westphael.

      Jacobus, (James), baptized August 19, 1716, he and the others, by 2nd wife.

      Dina, baptized Jan. 28, 1719.

      Marretjen, baptized Oct. 22, 1721. Benjamin, baptized Sept. 1, 1723.

      Christina, baptized Feb. 12, 1727.

      Nathaniel, baptized Oct. 6, 1728.

      Abraham, was probably born in Virginia, no record found.

      The family of Jacob, with some of his brothers and their families, went to Virginia, as elsewhere related, and some of their descendants are found still farther west and south. Going out into the frontier so early, many of the descendants lost trace of their forefathers.

      The descendants of Pieter, the youngest brother of Jacob, who mostly remained in the east, will be interested with Jacob's descendants, because they have heretofore known so little about the Kuykendalls of the far west, or the source from which they sprang. Those of the early forefathers who remained in the east had considerably better opportunity of keeping trace of their ancestors, as they remained in the same locality, near the old ancestral home, generation after generation.

      We find Jacob's name several times in the old records. He is mentioned in the Archives of Pennsylvania, as being connected with the survey of the line between New York and New Jersey.

      There had been some doubt as to where the line really was, and the assemblies of the two colonies, New York and New Jersey, had passed several acts providing for the survey of the division line between them. The record reads:

      "Whereupon the Commission ordered James Steel and Jacob Taylor to repair to Machackemeck, (a Dutch town on the east side of the Delaware river), when certain Commissioners from the above named provinces were appointed to meet." Steel and Taylor reported April 19th as follows: "We were appointed to set out on a journey to Machackemeck, in order to meet certain persons who were appointed by the government of New York and New Jersey, etc. "In pursuance thereof we sett out from Philadelphia, 20th day of same month (April)." The report goes on to say, they arrived there, "and having made inquiry of several Indians, and particularly of Solomon Davis and Jacob Kuykendall, (two Indian traders), about the branches of the river Delaware, that were between the said river, called the ffishkill and Susquehanna. The said Solomon Davis and Jacob Kuykendall, having, as well as those Indians, often traveled between those rivers, from one to the other, and therefore knew perfectly well what branches were to be found proceeding out of the Delaware.

      The Commission appointed Maj. John Harrison to travel over from the ffishkill to Susquehanna, who took with him Jacob Kuykendall and an Indian for guides, and soon went on his journey, which he undertook on foot."

      While this incident gives some account of Jacob Kuykendall's life, it also gives other co-related facts. Solomon Davis is well known to have been an Indian trader who lived in Machackemeck, near the present site of Port Jervis.

      He and Jacob Kuykendall had, as Indian traders, made many a trip along the Delaware, and between that river and the Susquehanna.

      The Davids were of English origin, and the name frequently appears written in the old records as Davids, Davis or Devins. One of the sons of Solomon Davids married Marretje Kuykendall, daughter of Cornelis, brother of Jacob Kuykendall.

      Mr. Nearpass, in "Church Life," says, "This Solomon Davis was a son of Joris Davis and Johanna Davis, an Englishman, who first settled at Hellegat, on the Island of Manhattan, from thence he removed to Fort Orange (Albany), and in 1654, went with his family to Ulster County. He was a trapper, and in 1655 was an interpreter and principal mediator between Whites and Indians."

      We have here disclosed the fact that the Kuykendalls and Davids began their acquaintance probably as early as 1654, at Fort Orange and may possibly have been acquainted several years before, for at that time our Holland ancestor, Jacob Luursen, was still living at that place.

      Hanna, in his "Wilderness trail," mentions Jacob Kuykendall as Indian trader in Minisink, in 1719.

      The next we hear of him is when a plat of the old Minisink Village is surveyed, at which time the name of Jacob with five others appears on a plat made by Cornelius Loew, April 7, 1725. A cut of this plat in reduced size is seen elsewhere in this volume. The names that appear on the plat are those of Jacob and Matthew Van Kuykendall, Johannes and Anthony Westbrook, Jan Cortright and Jurian Westfall.

      Jacob Kuykendall was still living there at the same place six years later when the people of the community were wanting a place for a school house and cemetery. Several of them formed an association and purchased a tract from Johannes Westbrook, which was, according to the deed, to be for a "burying ground and a schule house forever."

      That same year, 1731, Jacob sold out his interests at the Minisink Islands.
      While he had lived there, he appears to have been in some sort of partnership with his brother-in-law, Jurian Westfall.

      Jurian had died before, and when the deed from Jacob Kuykendall was made, it was to the heirs of Westfall, and conveys all Jacob's interest in the five hundred acres that he and Jurian had bought from Thomas Stevenson.

      At that time there was a flourishing village at Minisink, just on the main land, adjacent to Minisink Island, on the Jersey side of the Delaware. It is said in history that it was the first village in Sussex county, New Jersey, with a store, blacksmith shop and tavern.

      What there may have been there in the way of local industries otherwise, we do not know, but there were a number of residences and a fort and trading post of quite extensive note.

      After Jacob sold out in 1731, he appears, the next account we have of him, apparently a little lower down the Delaware on the Pennsylvania side. In 1741 a petition was sent to Thomas Penn, then Governor of Pa., asking relief from the aggressions of the whites, who were said to be crowding over upon and taking the Indian's lands. They sent this petition by a man who carried a letter signed by Abram Van Vampen, Jacob Kuykendall, Nicholas Depui and James Kuykendall. James was a son of Jacob Kuykendall.

      I found in one of the public libraries of New York, a little book entitled "Reminiscences of George Labar, the author of which was 107 years old in 1780.

      Labar was a pioneer in that part of the country about the Water Gap and Stroudsburg. He says, "The principal settlers in 1741, in that vicinity were N. De Pui, Abram Van Campen, Jacobus Kirkendall, Daniel Brodhead and Jacob Kirkendall, and that they had petitioned the Governor to send help, as the Indians were retaliating for the wrong of the "Indian Walk." That a great swindle was perpetrated against the Indians in that so called "Indian Walk Treaty" there can be no doubt. It is a pleasure to know that while our fathers were made to suffer for the wrongs against the Indians, Jacob and James Kuykendall were on the side of the Indian's rights, with their neighbors Depui and Van Campen. . . .

      Note?It is quite possible that Jacob Kuykendall may not have moved down to the Water Gap. People anywhere within 25 or 30 miles were considered to be neighbors in those pioneer times.
    Person ID I2550  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Luur Jacobsen VAN KUYKENDALL,   b. Bef 29 May 1650, New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Deerpark [formerly Machackemeck], Orange County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Grietje Aertze TACK,   b. Bef 16 Aug 1663, Kingston, Ulster County, NY [originally named Wiltwyck, later Esopus] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Deerpark [formerly Machackemeck], Orange County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1681  Kingston, Ulster County, NY [originally named Wiltwyck, later Esopus] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ariantje TIETSOORT,   b. Abt 1685, Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1711, Deerpark [formerly Machackemeck], Orange County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married Abt 1708  Deerpark [formerly Machackemeck], Orange County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F1804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sara WESTFALL,   b. Bef 26 May 1691, Kingston, Ulster County, NY [originally named Wiltwyck, later Esopus] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 3 Feb 1712  Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Banns 3 Feb 1712  Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Hoes, Roswell Randall, Baptismal and Marriage Records of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980, p. 526:

      1712

      [Date of marriage not given]

      274 JACOB VAN KUYKENDAAL, widower of ARIAANTJEN TIETSOORT, and ZARA. WESTVAAL, j. d., both resid. in Menissing [Minisink]. Banns registered, 3 Feb.
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F1805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart