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Capt. Hendrick Adamse VROOMAN

Male 1687 - 1739  (52 years)


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  • Name Hendrick Adamse VROOMAN 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 1687  Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN HRDV-L1 
    Name Hendrick Adam VROOMAN 
    Reference Number
    Died 12 Oct 1739  Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Pearson, Jonathan, Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800, Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1873 <http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/firstsettlers/vro_wem.html >:

      Capt. HENDRICK [VROOMAN], son of Adam, m. first, Geertruy _____, and secondly, Maria, dau. of Barent Wemp. He was constable in Albany in 1705, removed to Schenectady; was baes of the carpenters, who built the church in 1732, at seven shillings a day. Ch. bp. in Albany: Engeltje, Feb. 15, 1702; Maria, Oct. 14, 1705, m. Isaac Swits; Barent, Jan. 15, 1710; Adam, April 20, 1712; Engeltie, Sept. 27, 1713. Ch. bp. in Schenectady: Adam, b. April 1, bp. April 2, 1716; Johannes, bp. April 4, 1719; Hendrick, Aug. 4, 1722; Volkie, b. March 28, bp. March 29, 1725, m. Isaac Jacobse Swits; Wouter, April 4, 1728; Jannetje, 1729, m. Simon Van Petten [?].

      (2) Wickersham, Grace Vrooman and Comstock, Ernest Bernard, The Vrooman Family in America: 1949, pp. 24-26:

      9. HENDRICK VROOMAN (Adam-Hendrick Meese) b 1687 m twice. His first wife was Geertruy _____. His second wife was Maria, dau of Barent Wemp. Captain Hendrick Vrooman was the fourth son of Adam Vrooman. Hendrick Vrooman's will dated Oct. 12, 1739.

      On the Albany city records dated Nov 20, 1705 - "It is resolved that since Hendrick Vrooman Constable of ye 2nd warde of this City hath Removed to Schenectady That an ory fitt person be this day Elected by ye Inhabitants of ye sd warde in his place".

      Not until the tenth year of the reign of Queen Anne were any English forts built among the Five Nations although it had been suggested as early as 1687. On October 11, 1711, a contract was signed at Albany between Governor Robert Hunter and Col. Nicholson of the province of New York and Garet Symonse, BARENT VROOMAN, HENDRICK VROOMAN, John Wemp and Arent Petten of Schenectady, Albany Co., carpenters, for the erection of two forts, one among the Mohawks at Tienonderoga, and the other at Onondaga. In 1732 when the Dutch Church was built in Schenectady, Hendrick Vroman was the baes of the Carpenters. His wages were seven shillings a day - the others were paid from five to six shillings. This was the third First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of that City. First having been burned by the Indians in 1690. The second church was built on the site of the first edifice, at the south end of Church Street, on State, then called "The Street of the Martyrs". A subscription for a new church with a clock and a bell was circulated in 1732, and in Jan. 13, 1734, the third church building was dedicated. In the Schenectady First Church Memorial published 1880, there is a note stating that among the first articles of hardware purchased for the building of the new church were:

      twee vaten spykers . . . 18pounds - 16s
      en een ocxshoft rom . . . 13pounds - 12s

      and before the close of the year the latter article was exhausted and more purchased.

      [Children:]

      65. ENGELTIE, b Feb 15, 1702, sponsors, Hendrick Van Valkenburg and Janetje Vrooman.

      66. MARIA, b Oct. 14, 1705, m Feb. 25 1726 Isaac Swits. By the will of her uncle Barent Vrooman, Maria and her husband Isaac Swits were given the island known as Kruisbessen containing about 2 morgens of land which he purchased of Hendrick Vrooman and Arent Danielse Van Arewerpen, Mar 11, 1708.

      67. BARENT HENDRICKSE, b Jan. 15, 1709, m Volkje Wemple, by Apr. 18, 1719, dau of Myndert Wemple and Alida Wanderlaer.

      68. ADAM, b Apr. 20, 1712. dy

      69. ENGELTIE, b Sept. 27, 1713, m June, 1738, Petrus Van Driessin b Jan. 17, 1713.

      70. ADAM HENDRICKSE, b Feb. 14, 1716, bp Apr. 2, 1716, m Feb. 7, 1740, Anna Mebie, b Sept. 1, 1722, dau of Abraham Mebie.

      71. JOHANNES HENDRICKSE, bp Apr. 4, 1719, d May 1, 1785, m Nov. 26, 1757, Jannetje Swits.

      72. HENDRICK H. b Aug. 4, 1722, by Aug. 14, 1722, m Neeltje Veeder, b May 25, 1732, dau of Peter Symonse Veeder and Maria Vande Borgert.

      73. VOLKJE, bp Mar. 29, 1725, d Mar. 8, 1804, m Mar. 11, 1747, Isaac Jacob Swits, b May, 1720, d Apr. 4, 1790. They had four daughters. Helena, b May 24, 1750, m Jacob A Vrooman (133); Jannetje, b Feb. 11, 1764, m James V. S. Ryley; Susanna, b 1754, m Danial Toll; Maria, b ____, m Jannes Wemple. A son,
      Hendrick Swits, b 1762, did not marry.

      74. JANNETJE, b Oct. 9, 1726, d Feb. 2. 1804, m Jan. 15, 1750, Major Jellis Fonda, b Mar. 24, 1727, son of Douw Fonda. He was the first merchant in the Mohawk valley west of Schenectady, a man of great enterprise. He always accompanied Sir William Johnson on his military expeditions as commissary and they were upon terms of great friendship. Major Fonda died June 23, 1791, leaving his wife and five children. His son Henry died in Caughnawaga, Apr. 4, 1815. A daughter Margarita, b 1764, m John R. Yates, b June 12, 1706.

      75. WOUTER, b Apr. 4, 1728.
    Person ID I27429  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Adam Hendrickse VROOMAN,   b. 1649, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1730, Schoharie, Albany [now Schoharie] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Engeltie Barentse BLOM,   b. Bef 12 May 1652, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 8 and 9 Feb 1690, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1678  Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Geertruy (VROOMAN) 
    Married Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F11922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marytje WEMPLE,   b. 1688, Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1702  Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jannetje Wemple VROOMAN,   b. 10 Sep 1726,   d. 2 Feb 1804  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. Adam Hendrickse VROOMAN,   b. Bef 2 Apr 1716, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Jun 1801  (Age < 85 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F11924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart