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Gerrit Van Slyke

Male 1767 - 1824  (56 years)


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  • Name Gerrit Van Slyke 
    Born 30 Aug 1767  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 14 Sep 1767  Reformed Dutch Church, Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Sponsors: Georg Henrich Bell, mar Catharina
    No Name Between 1776 and 1782  [3, 4
    • Gerrit Van Slyke was in the military with Joseph Mabie and
      David Maybee , private soldiers in Captain Joseph Dygart's
      First Company of the First (Canajoharie) Regiment of the Tryon
      County Militia under Colonel Samuel Campbell Between 1776 and
      1782
    No Name 1790  Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Gerrit Van Slyke and Anna Mabee appeared on the census of 1790
      Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New YorkOne male over 16, two
      males under 16, two females, no others
    No Name 24 Apr 1794  Oneida Reservation, Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Oneida Reservation, Herkimer County, New York 24 Apr 1794 claim
      land in Madison Co. apparently recently sold by the Oneida
      Nation (presumably to the State of New York) by right of
      pre-emption. Claim 92, in the Oneida Claims of Pre-Emption of
      1794/5, is for both Jacob Schuyler and Joseph Mabee and
      includes affidavits by Peter Marsh and Gerrit Van Slyck that
      Jacob and Joseph did in fact lease the land from the Oneidas.
      That the land is between Chittenango and the Military Tract
      lands. Says that Joseph Mabee and Jacob Schuyler, David
      Schuyler Jr. and said Peter & Gerrit all occupy land in this
      area and have done so with the consent of the Oneidas. The land
      records are on LDS film 946422. [Duett]
      ... Jacob Schuyler and Joseph Mabee leased of the Onidas all
      the lands mentioned within the lease for themeselves and the
      following mentioned persons (viz.) Peter Marsh, Gerrit Van
      Slyck, David Schuyler Jr, Hezekiah Olcott, and Jacob Price...
      they are all of full age and have children except the said
      David Schuyler, Jr. [Schuyler]
    No Name 7 Dec 1795  Oneida Reservation, Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    • Jacob Schuyler & Joseph Mabee Several Occupants on Onida
      Reservation
      Under the following memorandum, writing or agreement, Onida,
      April twenty fourth day one thousand seven hundred ninety four.
      Know all men that we the native Indians of Onida nominated
      Sachems, Chiefs & Warriors, do elect, empower Jacob Reed to act
      & transact a business of importance with Joseph Mabee & Jacob
      Schuyler of the State of New York & County of Herkimer. I,
      therefore Jacob Reed do grant the farm let unto Joseph Mabee &
      Jacob Schuyler, a certain tract or parcel of land which we the
      said Natives are unable to improve, lying on our reserve
      commonly call The Chedenango (alias Chittelingo) above the main
      bridge, both sides of the creek. Therefore they the said Native
      Indians do Covenant & agree with Joseph Mabee & Jacob Schuyler,
      their heirs & assigns, that the said Joseph & Jacob shall have
      hold, occupy & enjoy the said tract or parcel of land one year
      free from the time the said Joseph & Jacob their heirs &
      assigns shall improve on the same: and the second year they the
      said Joseph & Jacob their heirs or assigns shall pay forty
      pounds or one hundred dollars until the full end & term of
      three years: to have & to hold the said parcel of land before
      mentioned, free, clear, peaceable & unmolested during the term
      of years. In witness where of to these presents, on behalf of
      the chiefs, Sachems & warriors I do set my hand & name in Onida
      on the day & date first mentioned. (signed) Jacob Reed
      Also a memorandum in the following words, annex'd to the above.
      By order of the Sachems, Chiefs & Warriors of the Onida Nation
      of Indians I hereby certify that Joseph Mabee & Jacob Schuyler
      leased of the Onidas all the lands mentioned in the within
      lease for themselves & the following mentioned persons /viz./
      Peter Marsh, Gerrit Van Slyck, David Schuyler Jun., Hezekiah
      Olcott & Jacob Rice & not inserting the five last mentioned
      persons in this lease is by reason. That the said Joseph Mabee
      & Jacob Schuyler became sureties for said rent within mentioned
      lease. And said lease is to comprehend the Chedenanka &
      Tuscarora lands. I do further certify that myself & the Chiefs
      of our tribe & our surveyor attended at Canasaroga to measure
      the said lands as in said lease mentioned That the said
      mentioned persons were actually improving the said lands & the
      said parties desired us to put off the measurement of said
      lands, being one hundred acres to each, until a final
      settlement with our tribe & the State of New York should take
      place; and no other person has any rights from us to claim by
      lease or improvement any lands lying between Chedenanka & the
      Military line.
      December 7, 1795 By order of the Sachems & Warriors of our
      tribe. (signed) Jacob Reed

      Herkimer County
      Peter Marsh & Gerrit Van Slyke (now resident on Onida
      Reservation) being duly sworn, depose & say that they were
      present & saw Jacob Reed subscribe the last mentioned
      Certificate on the 7th day of December instant, & at the same
      time heard the said Jacob Reed acknowledge that he had on
      behalf of the Onida Nation given & entered into the foregoing
      agreement or lease to & with the above named Joseph Mabee &
      Jacob Schuyler and the deponents further say that the said
      agreement as aforesaid was made by the consent & approbation of
      the Onida Nation of Indians, as they have often heard sundry of
      the same Nation confess & acknowledge; particularly the said
      Peter Marsh says that early in the month of April last past,
      Schenando, Ludwick, Anthony, Jacob Dackstedder, John Denny &
      some others of the Chiefs of the said Nation, together with a
      surveyor called upon the persons in the said lease or agreement
      mentioned at their houses & offered & proposed to survey off
      the said tract to the said persons, but the survey was
      postponed for the reasons in the foregoing certificate of John
      Reed mentioned. These Deponents further say that the above
      named Joseph Mabee was actually resident on the said tract of
      land (between the Chittelingo & the Military Tract of lands) on
      the first of July 1794 & has occupied & improved thereon to
      this time by the consent of the said Onida Nation. And these
      Deponents further say that the said Jacob Schuyler, David
      Schuyler Jun. & the said Peter & Gerrit occupied & improved the
      said described piece of land before & on the first day of
      January last past, & by the consent & approbation of the Onida
      Nation and also that they are all of full age & have families
      except the said David Schuyler Jun. But whether the dwelling
      houses of the said persons (except the said Joseph Mabee) are
      situated on the tract lately purchased of the Onida Nation,
      these Deponents are ignorant, the line between the said tract &
      Hardenburgh's location not being ascertained, & the houses
      standing near the same. Conrad Klock, (resident on the Onida
      Reservation) being duly sworn, says that the above named
      persons have occupied & improved the tract of land above
      described for more than one year last past by the consent &
      approbation of the Onida Nation, as he verily believes.
      Sworn this 9th day of December 1795 Before me Hugh White,
      Justice & Judge
      (signed) Peter Marsh, Conrad Klock (his mark) and Gerrit Van
      Slyck (his mark)
    No Name 26 Jan 1814  Otsego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 26 Jan 1814 Gerrit Van Slyke signed a quitclaim on the property
      being sold to George Herkimer from the estate of David Schuyler
      . Listed as signers by signature or mark of the quitclaim deed
      are John Jos Schuyler, Caty Pickard, Peter P. Schuyler, P.
      Marsh, Dorothy Marsh, Garret Van Slyck, Anna Van Slyck,
      Catherine Ehle, Nicholas Maher, Jacob Schuyler, Alida Herkimer,
      John A. Schuyler, David A. Schuyler, Peter A. Schuyler,
      Nicholas Schuyler, and Joseph Loux
    Name George  [10
    Died 1824  [11
    Notes 
    • Gerrit Van Slyke was a member of the Vrooman Party who came to
      the area which became the town of Cazenovia and later the town
      of Sullivan. He settled near Jacob Schuyler and probably
      traded in the Forman Store in Cazenovia in 1796. Gerrit was
      living in Cazenovia in 1800. He and Anna Van Slyke signed one
      of the 1814 quit claim deeds. In 1822 Gerrit settled in
      Niagaara County and died there in 1824.

      From the Maybee Society files. Not all data is verified. Say dates are estimates and are probably within 20 years. The Maybee Society keeps its data on The Master Genealogist�, and has been modified by Gary Hester?s WIT2NOTE� to form the GedCom file. This information is also available in a TMG file.
    Person ID I37007  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Married Abt 1760  [12
    Family ID F551605324  Group Sheet

    Family Anna Mabee,   b. Abt 1760,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married Bef 1787  [13
    Census 1790  Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • One male over 16, two males under 16, two females, no others
    Census 1800  Cazenovia, Madison County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Census 1820  Niagara, Niagara County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Van Slyke,   b. 1788, Canajoharie Castle, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Johann Jost Van Slyke
     3. Eva Van Slyke
     4. Anna Van Slyke
     5. John B Van Slyke,   b. Oct 1805, Sullivan, Chenango (now Madison) County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1858, Pendleton, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F551605323  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1322] Pickard Families, (1983).

    2. [S1347] Baptism Records of Stone Arabia, Kelly, Arthur C. M., (Kinship Press, Rhinebeck, NY, 1990), 931 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1452] Tryon County Militia.

    4. [S1453] Book - NY in the Revolution, Berthold Fernow, (Polyanthus, Cottonport, Louisiana, 1972, Original Date, 1887), Genealogy Room.

    5. [S1328] U. S. Census for New York for 1790, Government Printing Office, (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc, Baltimore, 1976, Original Date, 1908).

    6. [S1346] Schuyler Book, NEW YORK STATE SURVEYOR GENERAL FIELD BOOK 27, CLAIM 92 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1364] Ehle Family, Mack D. Duett, LDS FILM 946422. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1240] MS 257 - Steve Mabie, Steve Mabie, LDS FILM 946422, SURVEYORS' FIELD BOOKS (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1364] Ehle Family, Mack D. Duett, 13 JULY 1999. QUIT CLAIM - OTSEGO COUNTY NY DEEDS. LIEBER T, P.4-8 DATED 26 JAN 1814, REC'D 8 MAR 1815. (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1368] Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families, Penrose, Maryly B, (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1990).

    11. [S1364] Ehle Family, Mack D. Duett, EMAIL 11 JULY 1999 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S1347] Baptism Records of Stone Arabia, Kelly, Arthur C. M., (Kinship Press, Rhinebeck, NY, 1990), 573 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S1322] Pickard Families, (1983), PER JAMES SCHULYER (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S1329] Census - 1800 - New York, PAGE 942, LINE 20 (Reliability: 3).