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Cornelis LOW

Male 1691 - 1763  (72 years)

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  • Name Cornelis LOW 
    Born 1691  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Cornelius LOW 
    Died 1763 
    • (1) Riker, James, Revised History of Harlem (City of New York), New York, NY: New Harlem Publishing Co., 1904, pp. 579-581:


      24. Dirck, born September 26, 1717, married Rebecca Emmons (Emans), June 1, 1747, had fourteen children, and died about 1804. He resided at Hillsborough, Somerset County, N. J. Was building master and trustee of the Neshanic, N. J., Reformed Church from 1759 to 1772, being prominently identified with this church for many years.

      25. Marytie (Mary), baptized April 14, 1721, married Abraham Bodine, had seven children.

      26. Cathelyntje, baptized March 3, 1723, not mentioned in her father's will.

      27. Gysbert, baptized November 14, 1725, not mentioned in his father's will.

      28. Cornelis (Cornelius). baptized December 3, 1729, married Annatje Dildein, had six children.

      29. Judick (Judith), baptized October 25, 1730, married Johannes Van Nest.

      30. Jan (John), baptized February 4, 1733, married Catherina Emans, had four children.

      31. Gerrit (Garret), baptized August 3, 1735, married Rachel _____, had five children.

      32. Antje (Anna), baptized January 21, 1739, married Abraham Van Vleet.

      (2) Lowe, Houston, "The Readington Lowe (Low) Family, Somerset County Historical Quarterly, vol. 6 (1917), pp. 204-205:

      Cornelis, of Readington, N. J., b. about 1691 (baptismal record not found); d. 1763; m. Judith Middagh (dau. of Dirck Middagh and Catalina Van Neste), who was bapt. at the Ref. Dutch ch. in N. Y. City May 21, 1696.

      It is probable that Judith survived until 1785, as on June 21 of that year the estate of a "Judick Low" was administered on by Dirck Low, the eldest son (Trenton Wills and Adm., Book 27, p. 409). It is believed that Cornelis married in Somerset co., N. J., but no record has been found; the year probably being 1718.

      Cornelis, like his brother Jan, settled finally near Readington (but in Hunterdon co.), which, with Neshanic, became for years the "headquarters" of many of his Low relatives. He had first purchased, Dec. 20, 1728, 230 acres of land in (present) Branchburg twsp.; later removed to near Readington. In his day the final "e" was dropped from Lowe and it became, as a rule, Low, though, later, spelled both ways in documents. The will of Cornelis, dated Mar. 24, 1763, probat. Aug. 16, 1763, mentions his wife Judith; sons Derick, Cornelis, John and Garret; and daus. Marytie, wife of Abraham Bodine (a Bible record says Cornelius Bodine), Judith, wife of Johannis Van Nest, and Antje. (Trenton Wills, Book 11, p. 468). . . .


      [1] Derrick (or Dirck), bapt. Oct. 13, 1719, at Raritan (Somerville), N. J.; sponsors, Pieter and Catalina Middagh; d. in 1802 intestate; m. (license dated June 1, 1747) Rebecca (dau. of John Emmons, of Readington twsp., Hunterdon co., N. J.). Derrick also resided near Readington, at one time, but on the Hunterdon side of the county line; otherwise in Hillsborough twsp., Somerset co. His children were bapt. at Readington until 1763 and then at Neshanic. He was an important man in his day. In 1756 he was listed among those farmers who took up stray cattle in Hillsborough. He was one of two committeemen on the erection of the church building at Neshanic in 1752 and later, and the full accounts kept by this committee (probably in the handwriting of his co-committeeman John DeMott) are preserved in the Sage Library, New Brunswick. In 1772 and again in 1776 he was elected chosen freeholder for Hillsborough. In 1775 he was made the township collector. In 1777 he was elected a member of the town committee and also appointed a justice of the peace. In 1778 he was appointed one of the lay Judges of the county of Somerset, and thereafter became Judge Low. On Dec. 15, 1774, he was on the committee of inspection of Hillsborough, a patriotic organization to resist the arbitrary measures of Great Britain and on May 16, 1775, he was on a committee to provide a Hillsborough twsp. militia company with arms and ammunition.

      On Dec. 10, 1798, Ralph Phillips and Ruth, his wife, of Hunterdon co., sold to "Derrick Lowe," of Somerset co., a "19th section of land in 4th township, 3rd (or military) range in the Miami lands in Ohio, containing 640 acres, and fractional section No. 13 in 5th township of 3rd (or military) range, containing 464 acres. The deed was recorded in Ohio, Sept. 13, 1799. This was part of 64,345 1/2 acres called the Military Range, after deducting certain reserved section, which, on Oct. 30, 1794, John Cleves Symmes (afterward famous for his hollowearth theory) sold to Jonathan Dayton, also of Somerset co., for which the latter paid into the U. S. Treasury $42,897. Derrick owned the tracts first above named at the time of his death, and they descended to his sons and daughters. (As to their reconveyance, see under Jacob D. Lowe (32), infra). Before his death, however, on Feb. 9, 1799, he gave a power of attorney to his son, Jacob D., to sell the foregoing Miami tracts, but this was not effected in Derrick's lifetime.

      The administrators on Derrick's estate (appointed Dec. 23, 1802; Trenton Wills, etc., Book 27, p. 409), were sons Derrick and Cornelius D., and also John Frelinghuysen, of Hillsborough twsp., and the latter, on settlement, accounted for the value of the real estate $11,032.30, and of personal property, after payment of debts, £2537.15.4. . . .

      [2] Marytie, bapt. Apr. 14, 1721, at Readington; sponsors, Albert Lou and wife Susanna; m. Abraham (or Cornelius) Bodine. . . .

      [3] Cathelyntje, bapt. Mar. 3, 1723, at Readington; sponsors, Adriaen Aten and wife Jacobje Middagh; probably d. young. . . .

      [4] Gysbert, bapt. Nov. 14, 1725, at Readington. . . .

      [5] Cornelis, bapt. Dec. 3, 1727, at Readington; sponsors, Cornelius Middagh and Eyke, his wife; m. Annatie (_____); d. (perhaps) 1784. . . .

      [6] Judick, bapt. at Raritan (Somerville) Oct. 25, 1730; sponsors, Dirck Middagh and Maertie Demot; m. John Van Nest. . . .

      [7] Jan, bapt. Feb. 4, 1733, at Readington; sponsors, Theunis Middagh and Neeltje Lammersen. . . .

      [8] Gerrit, bapt. Aug. 3, 1735, at Readington; sponsor, Joris Middagh; m. Rachel (____). Children (bapt. at Neshanic); Sara, Gysbert and Abraham. . . .

      [9] Antje, bapt. Jan. 21, 1739, at Readington; m. Abraham Van Vliet (or Fleet).

      (3) New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills 1761-1770, pp. 259-260:

      1763, March 24. Low, Cornelius, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Derick Low, to have 5 lbs. I have, by an indenture of bargain, with my sons, Derrick, Cornelius, John and Gerrit, let my lands for rents, with several reserves, also mentioned in said indenture, dated 7 of Aug., 1758, and they are to pay the said rents every year to my wife, Judick Low. After the death of my wife the said sons are to have said land. Daughters Marytje (the wife of Abraham Bodine), Judick (the wife of Johannis Van Neste) and Antje, each to have 300 lbs. Executors?my wife and sons, Derick and Cornelius. Witnesses - George Cock, Sarah Preston, Teunis Middagh.

      Proved Aug. 16, 1763

      1763, Sept. 27. Inventory, 1,276.15.4, lbs. made by John Verbrycke and Thomas Vanfleet.

      Lib. 11, p. 468
    Person ID I11526  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Laurens Jansen KORTRIGHT,   b. 1651, Beest, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary ROOSA,   b. Abt 1652, Herwijnen, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Nov 1672  Kingston, Ulster County, NY [originally named Wiltwyck, later Esopus] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Source: Courtright, Dudley Vattier, History of the Van Kortryks or Courtrights, Columbus, OH: F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1924, p. 64.
    Family ID F5241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith MIDDAGH 
    Married Abt 1715 
     1. Derrick LOW,   b. 26 Sep 1717, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1804  (Age 86 years)
     2. Marytie LOW,   b. Bef 14 Apr 1721, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cathelynje LOW,   b. Bef 3 Mar 1723, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gysbert LOW,   b. Bef 14 Nov 1725, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Cornelis LOW,   b. Bef 3 Dec 1727, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Judick LOW,   b. Bef 25 Oct 1730, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jan LOW,   b. Bef 4 Feb 1733, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Gerrit LOW,   b. Bef 3 Aug 1735, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Antje LOW,   b. Bef 21 Jan 1739, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F5319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart