I am trying to figure out my Abraham VAN HOOSAN's parents. His obituary
stated that he was born Jan 1, 1798 in Athens, Greene, NY. He married Sarah
AIKENS sometime prior to abt 1835 in Hudson, Columbia, NY.
I found him in the 1840 Census in Hudson with his wife and 2 children. By
1850 he is in Ohio and I have his Census records for there also.
I think I may have found the correct AIKENS, in the 1830 and/or 1840
Censuses in Columbia County.
VAN HOOSAN has been spelled many ways, and it appears that the only thing
they have in common is that it starts with Van H..... The rest of the
letters vary widely.
Family lore has it that Abraham's parents were a Dutch Whaler who married a
Miss Van Rennesselaer. I have not been able to confirm this with any
records. I have not found an Abraham Van Hoosan in any records in Greene
County, and only found him in the Census in Columbia.
Thanks in advance for any advice where to go from here.
Tiffany in CA a long way from NY