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Jan Pieterse Mabee

Male 1654 - 1725  (70 years)


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  • Name Jan Pieterse Mabee 
    Born 30 Sep 1654  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 4 Oct 1654  Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Witnesses: Hendrick Willemszen, Marritie Claes
    Residence Between 1684 and 1725  East side of Church Street, next to the Dutch Church, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • came to Schenectady in 1684
    No Name 21 Apr 1686  Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Jan Pieterse Mabee were witnesses to the baptism of Aefje Moll
      21 Apr 1686 Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York
    No Name 8 Apr 1688  Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Jan Pieterse Mabee were witnesses to the baptism of Johannas
      Jans Mol 08 Apr 1688 Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New
      York
    Residence Between 1695 and 1725  Church Street, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Jan's town lot was on the east side of Church Street, next to
      the Dutch Church
    No Name 16 Jun 1697  Schenectady Township, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Jan Pieterse Mabee and Anna Borsboom appeared on the census of
      16 Jun 1697 Schenectady Township, Albany County, New YorkCensus
      says Mebbee, Jan Men:1, Women: 1, Children: 6
    Land 22 Apr 1703  Scoharie Creek, , Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • had a patent for eighty acres of land near the mouth of
      Scoharie Creek - probably Kadarodae
    No Name 3 Oct 1703  First Reformed Dutch Church, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Jan Pieterse Mabee were witnesses to the baptism of Anna
      Slingerlant 03 Oct 1703 First Reformed Dutch Church,
      Schenectady, Albany County, New York
    Residence Between 1706 and 1724  Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, Schenectady County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • The Jan Pieterse Mabee farm in Rotterdam Junction, Schenectady
      County, NY is recorded by State of New York historians as
      having been first occupied in 1670 at what was then at the
      western extreme of settlement in the Mohawk Valley. A national
      Historical Register Site, it has been in continual residential
      use ever since that date. It was originally owned by one
      Daniel Janse van Antwerpen, a Schenectady fur trader, farmer
      and land speculator- who sold the farm to Jan Mabee in 1706.
      The farm remained in the ownership of Mabee and his
      descendants for 287 years passing by will until January of
      1992 when George E. Franchere of Dunedio, Florida, the last
      Mabee family heir, respecting the wishes of his mother and
      aunt, donated it to the Schenectady County Historical Society
      for public use, display, and preservation.
      The ancient residential structures are three in number: a
      Stone House built in about 1680 and expanded in 1709; a wood
      frame Mabee Inn, operated as a hotel catering to river men
      from about the years 1730 to 1820; and a brick/half frame Slave
      Quarters, apparently constructed in about 1730 upon the stone
      foundations of the earliest structure built by about 1670. In
      about 1870 an enclosed porch was added tying the Inn to the
      Stone House.
      The fur trading monopoly belonged to residents of Albany and
      the earliest structure was apparently a cellar hole house used
      as an illicit fur trading post. In the 1660's Van Antwerpen
      was charged with trading on at least two occasions and fined so
      it is possible the cellar hole structure predates the year
      1670. The height of the stone foundations of the Slave
      Quarters cellar, the fireplace in that cellar, and the cellar
      windows extending originally about 20 inches below the present
      ground level and later partially filled with masonry, all
      suggest the original use of the foundations. That the cellar
      hole house was occupied during construction of the Stone House
      is shown by the original Stone House entrance door, later
      converted to a window, located close to the cellar house
      entryway.
      Photographs taken in 1909 prior to the dredging of the Mohawk
      for the Barge canal show that the river periodically flooded
      the farm. for that reason, dirt removed from the cellar hole
      of the Stone House had not been carted away but had been used
      to raise the level of the ground. When the Inn and Slave
      Quarters were built in about 1730, the dirt removed from the
      cellar hole of the Inn had been similarly used. It was in about
      1730 also that the Slave Quarters building was built as a two
      story structure on the foundations of the original structure,
      the cellar windows partially closed, and the land raised
      against flooding.
      Documentation for the above is scanty. Court records and land
      patents; deeds of sale, wills, and inventories of estates;
      family letters and business records; local histories; records
      of other cellar holes houses; artifacts such as a sign for the
      Mabee Inn, all contribute to the above account. There are
      indications that at times family members occupied the Slave
      Quarters and the Inn. Much of the evidence is soft and dates
      are approximate. Archaeologic investigations and closer
      inspection of documents may harden up some information, but
      much is and will remain well-informed guesswork from what
      evidence is at hand.
    No Name 21 Jun 1712  First Reformed Dutch Church, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Jan Pieterse Mabee were witnesses to the baptism of Caleb Beck
      21 Jun 1712 First Reformed Dutch Church, Schenectady, Albany
      County, New York
    No Name 2 Jun 1718  First Reformed Dutch Church, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Jan Pieterse Mabee were witnesses to the baptism of Johannes
      Veder 02 Jun 1718 First Reformed Dutch Church, Schenectady,
      Albany County, New York
    Religion Mar 1719  First Reformed Dutch Church, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    accepted as members of the 
    Census 11 Jun 1720  Schenectady Township, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    No Name 11 Jun 1720  Schenectady Township, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Jan Pieterse Mabee appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1720
      Schenectady Township, Albany County, New York near
    No Name 3 Apr 1725  [11
    • Jan Pieterse Mabee left a will 03 Apr 1725 . "In the Name of
      God Amen the third day of April in the year of our Lord One
      thousand Seven hundred twenty and five I John Mabee of the
      Township of Schenectady in the County of Albany in the province
      of New York Yeoman being very sick and weak in body but of
      perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore
      Calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing It is
      appointed for all men once to dye Do make and ordaine this my
      last will and Testament That is to Say principally and first of
      all I give and recomend my Soul into the hands of God that
      gaveth and for my body I recomend it to the Earth to be buryed
      in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my
      Executors Nothing doubting but at my resurrection I shall
      receive the Same again by the mighty power of God and as
      touching Such worldly Estate wherewith It hath pleased God to
      bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the Same in
      the following manner and form
      Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my oldest Son Peter Mabee all
      and Singular my lands and tenements lying and being on the
      North side of the Mohawks river between the Lands of Lawrence
      Van der Volgen of the Lands of Col Stevan Grossbeck with all
      the priviledges and ________________ to the Same belonging unto
      the said Peter Mabee and to his heirs forever paying the rent,
      and one hundred and fifty pounds current money of New York to
      be equally divided among his sisters and that at or before
      Seven years after my decease he to pay but 150 as oldest Son.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Second Son Jacob all and
      Singular my estate on the South side of the Mohawks river lying
      and being between Jacobus Peck's land and the land of Peter
      Vrooman together with houses barns barricks orchards gardens
      pastures swamps thereunto belonging or appertaining likewise
      all ploughs harrows hoes axes waggons sleys or other utensils
      for working on the said Farm except cattle unto the Said Jacob
      Mabee and to his heirs forever he or they paying or causing to
      be paid unto his Said Sisters the just Sum of two hundred and
      fifty pounds current money and that at or before Seven years
      after my decease and equally to be divided between his Seven
      Sisters my daughters and five Skiple of wheat unto his Brother
      Peter towards the rent of his land forever as accknowledgment
      being his oldest Brother Item I give to my youngest Son Abraham
      Mabee all and Singular that house and lott of ground where he
      now lives lying in the Town of Schenectady aforesaid between
      the lotts of Benjamin van Platt and the Ministers lott together
      with the pasture ground that lyes between the pasture ground of
      Harmanus Vedder and the pasture ground of Capt. Harmen van
      Slike likewise all the arable land lyeing between the land of
      Martin Van ________and the land of Aron Vedder on the south
      Side of the road way together with the Swamp or criplebush
      thereunto adjoyning unto my son Abraham and to his heirs
      forever he or they paying or causing to be paid unto his
      Sisters two hundred and fifty pounds current money of New York
      to be equally divided among them and that at or before Seven
      years after my decease and five Skiple of wheat unto his
      Brother Peter or to his heirs forever towards the paying the
      rent of his farm and accknowledgment of being his oldest
      Brother
      Item I give to my daughter Margarett the half of all my lands
      where she now lives called Kadoritha during her natural life
      Item the other half of the Said land called Kadoritha that
      Nicholas Hall hath hired for fifteen years the Said hire to be
      divided between my Son Peter and Jacob and at the death of my
      Daughter Margarett and the Expiration of the said fifteen years
      all my the Said lands and Tenements at Kadoritha to be equally
      divided between my Said Sons that my son Peter and Jacob and to
      them and their heirs and assigns forever
      Item It is my further will that in Six months after my decease
      that all my movable Estate goods and Chattels except those
      things I have already given to my Son Jacob for the use of the
      farm be appraised and equally divided between all my children
      that is Sons and Daughters alike not the one more than the
      other Item That my three sons that is Peter Jacob and Abraham
      pay first all my debts and then enter into Articles for payment
      of their Sisters at the Expiration of Seven years as before
      mentioned at the Expiration of the Said Six Months in the
      presence of my Executors hereafter mentioned and I do likewise
      Constitute make and ordaine Jacobus Van Dyke and Caleb Beck
      Executors to this my last will and Testament and do hereby
      utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other
      former Testaments Wills Bequests and Executors in me before
      this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming
      this & no other to be my last will and Testament In Witness
      whereof I have hereunto ____________________this day and year
      first written
      John J Mabee his mark
      Signed Sealed published and declared by the Said John Mabee as
      his last will and Testament in the presence of us the
      Subscribers viz.
      Jan Danielse Johannes Peck Harme________"
    Will 3 Apr 1725  [11
    • In the Name of God Amen the third day of April in the year of
      our Lord One thousand Seven hundred twenty and five I John
      Mabee of the Township of Schenectady in the County of Albany in
      the province of New York Yeoman being very sick and weak in
      body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God
      therefore Calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing
      It is appointed for all men once to dye Do make and ordaine
      this my last will and Testament That is to Say principally and
      first of all I give and recomend my Soul into the hands of God
      that gaveth and for my body I recomend it to the Earth to be
      buryed in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion
      of my Executors Nothing doubting but at my resurrection I shall
      receive the Same again by the mighty power of God and as
      touching Such worldly Estate wherewith It hath pleased God to
      bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the Same in
      the following manner and form
      Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my oldest Son Peter Mabee all
      and Singular my lands and tenements lying and being on the
      North side of the Mohawks river between the Lands of Lawrence
      Van der Volgen of the Lands of Col Stevan Grossbeck with all
      the priviledges and ________________ to the Same belonging unto
      the said Peter Mabee and to his heirs forever paying the rent,
      and one hundred and fifty pounds current money of New York to
      be equally divided among his sisters and that at or before
      Seven years after my decease he to pay but 150 as oldest Son.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Second Son Jacob all and
      Singular my estate on the South side of the Mohawks river lying
      and being between Jacobus Peck's land and the land of Peter
      Vrooman together with houses barns barricks orchards gardens
      pastures swamps thereunto belonging or appertaining likewise
      all ploughs harrows hoes axes waggons sleys or other utensils
      for working on the said Farm except cattle unto the Said Jacob
      Mabee and to his heirs forever he or they paying or causing to
      be paid unto his Said Sisters the just Sum of two hundred and
      fifty pounds current money and that at or before Seven years
      after my decease and equally to be divided between his Seven
      Sisters my daughters and five Skiple of wheat unto his Brother
      Peter towards the rent of his land forever as accknowledgment
      being his oldest Brother Item I give to my youngest Son Abraham
      Mabee all and Singular that house and lott of ground where he
      now lives lying in the Town of Schenectady aforesaid between
      the lotts of Benjamin van Platt and the Ministers lott together
      with the pasture ground that lyes between the pasture ground of
      Harmanus Vedder and the pasture ground of Capt. Harmen van
      Slike likewise all the arable land lyeing between the land of
      Martin Van ________and the land of Aron Vedder on the south
      Side of the road way together with the Swamp or criplebush
      thereunto adjoyning unto my son Abraham and to his heirs
      forever he or they paying or causing to be paid unto his
      Sisters two hundred and fifty pounds current money of New York
      to be equally divided among them and that at or before Seven
      years after my decease and five Skiple of wheat unto his
      Brother Peter or to his heirs forever towards the paying the
      rent of his farm and accknowledgment of being his oldest
      Brother
      Item I give to my daughter Margarett the half of all my lands
      where she now lives called Kadoritha during her natural life
      Item the other half of the Said land called Kadoritha that
      Nicholas Hall hath hired for fifteen years the Said hire to be
      divided between my Son Peter and Jacob and at the death of my
      Daughter Margarett and the Expiration of the said fifteen years
      all my the Said lands and Tenements at Kadoritha to be equally
      divided between my Said Sons that my son Peter and Jacob and to
      them and their heirs and assigns forever
      Item It is my further will that in Six months after my decease
      that all my movable Estate goods and Chattels except those
      things I have already given to my Son Jacob for the use of the
      farm be appraised and equally divided between all my children
      that is Sons and Daughters alike not the one more than the
      other Item That my three sons that is Peter Jacob and Abraham
      pay first all my debts and then enter into Articles for payment
      of their Sisters at the Expiration of Seven years as before
      mentioned at the Expiration of the Said Six Months in the
      presence of my Executors hereafter mentioned and I do likewise
      Constitute make and ordaine Jacobus Van Dyke and Caleb Beck
      Executors to this my last will and Testament and do hereby
      utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other
      former Testaments Wills Bequests and Executors in me before
      this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming
      this & no other to be my last will and Testament In Witness
      whereof I have hereunto ____________________this day and year
      first written
      John J Mabee his mark
      Signed Sealed published and declared by the Said John Mabee as
      his last will and Testament in the presence of us the
      Subscribers viz.
      Jan Danielse Johannes Peck Harme________
    Died 8 Apr 1725  Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    No Name 13 Sep 1825  [13
    • His estate was probated 13 Sep 1825 . Jacob, acting as the
      executor of his father John's will, received receipts for
      bequests of £35-14-3 1/2
      Arentdt and Tribtje Bradt on June 23, 1732;
      Cornelius Van Dyke and his wife Maria Maby on 27 June 1732;
      Peter Daniese and his wife Engerltje on July 7, 1732;
      John Farely and Mattje Meebie on February 16, 1732/3; and
      Cornelius Slingerandt and his wife Aghje on July 7, 1749
    Name John 
    Name Mebie 
    Probate 13 Sep 1825  [13
    • Jacob, acting as the executor of his father John's will,
      received receipts for bequests of £35-14-3 1/2
      Arentdt and Tribtje Bradt on June 23, 1732;
      Cornelius Van Dyke and his wife Maria Maby on 27 June 1732;
      Peter Daniese and his wife Engerltje on July 7, 1732;
      John Farely and Mattje Meebie on February 16, 1732/3; and
      Cornelius Slingerandt and his wife Aghje on July 7, 1749
    Buried Green Street Cemetery, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • but has since been removed to the Vale Cemetery.
    Notes 
    • From the Maybee Society files.
    Person ID I37053  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Father Pieter Casparszen Mabie, van Naerden,   b. Abt 1610, Naarden, , Noord Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1665, New Amsterdam, , now New York, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Aechtje Jans van Norden,   b. 17 Aug 1629, Norden, Din Hooren, East Friesland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 21 Aug 1697 and 1 Feb 1698, New York, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Between 1650 and 1651  New Amsterdam, , now New York, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F551603973  Group Sheet

    Family Anna Borsboom,   b. 1662, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1725, Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1681  Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Census 16 Jun 1697  Schenectady Township, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Census says Mebbee, Jan Men:1, Women: 1, Children: 6
    Land 17 Sep 1697  Scoharie Creek, , Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Know all men by these Presents that Rode, ye Indian, Called by
      Christians Dirk who by and with ye the Consent of the Rest of
      Christian Indian Castle in ye mohoggs Country doth give & grant
      unto Jan Pieterse mebee of Schinnachtady his heirs & assign a
      Certain peece of grounde scituate lying and being upon
      Tionnondorogoes Creek on both sides Commonly known by the name
      of kadarodae all which land the sade Rode doth Convey with the
      appurtenances thereunto belonging in Consideration of ye said
      Jan Pieters wife by reason that she is something Related to ye
      family of the Christian Castle. In wittnesse whereof we have
      hereunto set our hands and seals this 17th day of Sept. 1697

      Signed sealed & Delivered Rode Indian,
      by the
      in the Presence of Christians
      called Dirk,
      Dellius Pr. Schuyler his
      marke*
      Recorded ye 10th of Sept. 1714 by Philip Livingstone

      *The "marke" of Rode was a wolf, drawn upside down on the deed.
      Perhaps the paper was thrust toward the Indian across a table
      and he did not turn it around to face him right side up before
      he drew the symbol of his clan.
    Children 
     1. Aeche Mabie,   b. Est 1682, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret Mebi,   b. Est 1685, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Pieter Mabee,   b. Woestina (the wilderness greater than five miles west of Schenectady), Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1768
     4. Jacob Mabee,   b. Between 1687 and 1689, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1755  (Age ~ 68 years)
     5. Catrina Mebi,   b. Abt 1691, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773  (Age ~ 82 years)
     6. Annetje Mebi,   b. 1693, Woestina (the wilderness greater than five miles west of Schenectady), Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Abraham Mabi,   b. 23 Jun 1695, Schenectady, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1763, Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Engeltie Jans Mabi,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Maria Mabi,   b. 1700, Woestina (the wilderness greater than five miles west of Schenectady), Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1735, Schenectady County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     10. Metje Jans Meby,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F551605287  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1258] Nowlin's Family Tree, (20 Feb 2006).

    2. [S1352] Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam.

    3. [S1360] Schenectady History, PG 144 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1440] MS 176 - Elizabeth Boorsma, Elizabeth Boorsma, P65 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1323] Schenectady 1697 census.

    6. [S1441] Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady, Pearson, Jonathan, (1873), P. 727 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1351] RDC - Schenectady.

    8. [S1234] Maybee Society, FROM JON VAN SCHAICK, AB, MED ONLINE HTTP://WWW.HOIMAGE.COM/MABEE.HTML (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1351] RDC - Schenectady, MEMBERSHIP LIST (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1355] List of the Freeholders of Schenectady.

    11. [S1373] Mabee Farm Documents, M-WILL-2 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S1324] Our Family Museum, James Nohl Churchyard.

    13. [S1373] Mabee Farm Documents, M-LEG-1 TO 5 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S1325] Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany, Pearson, Professor Jonathan, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, 1984, Original Date, 1873), PG 17 (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S1324] Our Family Museum, James Nohl Churchyard, BOOK 5, PAGE 230, OF THE ALBANY COUNTY DEEDS. (Reliability: 3).