Here are a couple of John Van Hosens in the 1790 census for Columbia Co. Both are
probably too old to be Abraham's father unless Abraham was born to a second marriage.
The first is in the Town of Kinderhook (which would have included the present Town of
Stuyvesant and part of the Towns of Ghent and Chatham at that time).
column 1 = name
column 2 = free white males age 16 or older, including heads of families
column 3 = free white males under 16
column 4 = free white females including heads of families
column 5 = All other free persons
column 6 = slaves
John V: Hosen 3 --- 3 --- 5
In the city of Hudson, the following were recorded.
John V: Hosen 2 4 3 --- 1
7 more entries were recorded and then the following in the order shown.
Jacob V: Hosen
Cornelius V: Hosen
Your Abraham Van Hoesen married a Sarah Aikens bef. 1834 in Athens. The surnames already
had a close association in 1790, and a John Van Hoesen (father's name) didn't live
far away. However, it is likely that both of these Johns are too old to really qualify,
unless it was a second marriage. I mostly wrote because of the Van Hoesens and Aikens
living next door to each other or maybe across the street from each other.