Posted on: Columbia County NY. Query Forum
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Surname: Van Buren, VanDenburgh, Rector, Witbeck, Brooks
I thank you for you help, but that peter is taken.
This info comes to me from Kari Skousen, an angel and a genious.
Peter Witbeck born 1789 who married Engeltje/Anna Staats, was the son of
Andries Witbeck and Dirkje Vosburgh. Peter and Anna's kids were John P.,
Andries, Cornelius Van Alen, Dorcas Ann, Maria and Dolly/Dorothy, but no
Thank you Kari.
I already have my Hannah Van Buren, daughter of Henry Van Buren and Hilletje
I hope that my Henry is son of Peter Van Buren and brother of AbrahamVB,
or I am
going to have to start over.
My Vandenburgh, Van Buren, Rector and Witbecks are mixed together a lot,
and yet I still
cannot pinpoint my Witbeck, who may have been born in 1791 OR 1797, depending
whose transcription you read. I am going to Castleton this summer to work
on this mystery.
My Peter Witbeck named his sons William first, then Andrew, and his daughter
may or may not
have been Christina. His wife Dorothy's mother was Christina Pulver, so
it stands to reason that her first daughter
would be Christina also, and though I can find evidence of their other
children, there is no record of Christina's
baptism like there are the others, and she was born a good five to seven
years before her alleged siblings, so I
have to wonder if she's really theirs at all. I only say that she was because
others have told me so. Her birthdate is in question, her death date is
anecdotal, and her grave is AWOL.
Can you maybe tell me how, if My Henry Van Buren and Abraham Van Buren
were really sons of Peter,( and
there is a will that lists two sons of that name), how are these VB's related
to the prez? All my life I was told that
we were related to him, but then almost all VB's in the capital district
Thanks for your time,,