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Leffert SEBRING

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  • Name Leffert SEBRING 
    Born Bef 28 Aug 1705  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 28 Aug 1705  First Reformed Church of Raritan [now Somerville], NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • (1) "First Reformed Church, Raritan (Somerville) Baptisms," Somerset County Historical Quarterly, Vol. II, pp. 38-46 (1913):

      1705. . . .

      Aug. 28. . . .

      Sebrige, Johannes and wife?Lefkers. Witnesses: Hendrick Reyniersse and wife.

      (2) Sebring, Walter Wilson and Sebring, John Cletus, Sebring Collections, Kansas City, MO: Yearbook House, Inc., 1975, 3rd Reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Wiedrich Publishing, 2002, p. 73:

      LEFFERT SEBRING 1705-1777 & JANNETJE DE GROOT 17__-

      LEFFERT SEBRING baptised 28 Aug 1705 as "Lefkers" in the Raritan Church, New Jersey (son of Johannes Sebring 1673/4-1744+ & Aeltje (Leffertse) born 1676), was sponsored by Hendrick Reynierse and wife. Leffert was received as a member of the North Branch Church in 1731. He was a deacon of the Raritan Reformed Church in 1768. Four of his children were baptised there. The two eldest children were no doubt baptised at North Branch, although their records have not been found.

      Leffert died in December, 1777. In his will, signed "Leffert Sebring", dated 23 Nov 1777, Leffert left to his wife, Jannetje, two rooms in his house, and his negro wench, and all of the firewood she wanted, to be furnished by his two sons, Abraham and Jacob. The land was to be equally divided between his two sons, who were to pay sums of money to the living daughters. Leffert's land lay both in Somerset and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, with his homestead plantation in Middlesex County. Jacob received the homestead plantation, while Abraham, named as the eldest son, received most of his land in Somerset County, and a "Woodlott on the mountain."

      An inventory of Leffert's estate, two pages long, included a negro wench and two negro children, listed at 150 pounds; 10 head of horned cattle, 20 sheep and 5 hoggs, a Dutch Bible, notes and bonds. There were two orders from the Continental Army for six pounds, no doubt for forage. He married, 17__,

      JANNETJE DE GROOT born 17__, (daughter of Jacob De Groot who died in 1749/1750 & his wife Lythie).

      Jacob De Groot named Leffert Sebring in his will as his son-in-law, and Leffert was one of the executors. Jacob's daughter Jannetje received, among other things, "two lotts along Raritan Road". Included in the inventory of Jacob's estate were a sword and cutlass, pistols, and a large Dutch Bible, also a negro man named "Sip". Jacob's widow, Lythie, signed the inventory as "Leydyde De Groot". Leffert signed this document as "Leffert Sebring".

      Leffert Sebring's children: (2 bp North Branch; 4 bp Raritan RDC)

      [1] Abraham born c 1738; died 1813; md Christina Sebring (d/o Volkert Sebring 1705-1796 & Marytje (Aeten/Auten)). Abraham served in the Somerset County Militia, Revolution.

      [2] Suffia/Sophia born c 1741; still living at time of father's death in 1777; married 1 Oct 1770 Middlesex, as "Servia", Jeremiah Field (Jacob Sebring was a witness).

      [3] Jacob bp 11 Mar 1744; md 6 June 1768 "Jane" Jannetje Vantile/Van Tuyl [Nelson's NJ Marriages]; res. .Middlesex Co., NJ. In Revolutionary War, Middlesex County Militia.

      [4] Fitie bp 13 Apr 1746 Raritan; nfr[;] not ment. in will; poss. died young.

      [5] Veytje bp 11 May 1751 Raritan; nfr[;] not ment. in will; poss. died young.

      [6] Aeltje bp 25 Feb 1753; md James Van Duyn.
    Person ID I11961  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Johannes SEBRING, Sr.,   b. Abt 1673, Midwout (Flatbush), Now Part of Brooklyn. Kings County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1744  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Aeltje LEFFERTSE,   b. Bef 2 Jun 1676 
    Married Abt 1699 
    Family ID F5484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart