Here is what I have on my Delameters. It was a handwritten copy of my
greatgreat grandfathers'. You may have all of this but maybe something will
help you too!
Claude LaMaitre was the ancestor of all who inherited the name of Delameter
in this country, regardless of the various ways of spelling it. He was a
native of Richebourg in Artos, France and sprang from an old family in Picordy
originally from Brittany. On April 24, 1625 he married at Amsterdam, Holland,
Hester, a daughter of Pierre DuBois of that city, tho late of Canterbury
England, where Hester was born. They were all Huguenots, who had fled from
France on account of religious persecution and to save their lives after the
confiscation of their estates.
LaMaitre and his bride came to America along with many others from Holland
and settled at Flatbush called (Midmont) Long Island, NY. From 1652 to 1662
they had 6 children. The second, Abraham, born in 1656 being our (Russell)
ancestor. He moved to Kingston, Ulster, NY about 1680 where he married
Celeste, daughter of Cornelius Vernoie, June 17, 1682. He was a magistrate
and elder and prominent citizen of Kingston.
Seven children were born to them, the youngest, Abraham, born September 28,
1707 being our ancestor. He married Rachel Low, his second wife, on May 30,
1730. They had 5 children, the fifth, Johannes (John) being our ancestor. He
also had four children by his third wife, Mrs. Sarah Vaugesbeck Chambea.
John was born at Kingston, NY on April 20, 1747 and married Elizabeth Brink
in 1777 and died in 1800. He was a tailor by trade and a drummer in the
Revolutionary War. They had eight children, Rachel, the second, being our
ancestor (and the d Jas. C. Russell and the fourth, Mary, married Alexander
Eliza Ann had nine children: Matthew, William, Andrew, Rachel, James,
Robert, Elizabeth, <argaret and John. She died at the age of 71.
Please remember that this was passed down for a few generations and I have yet
to prove all of this!