lived at Rutherford. His wife was probably a sister of
Metje Brouwer, who m. Christophel Van Rype in 1746.
When the latter couple had their child Gerrit baptized,
Sept. 4, 1764, the witnesses were Christophel Jurrianse and
Annatje Brouwer, showing that friendly relations still sub-
sisted between the families, notwithstanding the change in
name. Tradition says that there was a great lawsuit be-
tween these two men, and each being called Christophel
Van Rypen, dire confusion ensued; hence, it was concluded
to call one of them Van Rypen, and the other Jurrianse.
Another version is that there was a hot quarrel between
them, and Christophel Jurrianse got permission to change his
name to Van Rype. Tradition adds, with a particularity
that ought to be convincing, “And it cost him a big lot of
money, too.” As a matter of fact, however, his children,
with one exception, retained the name Jurrianse, or Yere-
II. Jan, called Jan Jurrianse, Junr.; m. Elizabeth Post.
Gerrebrant-Jan-Juriaen Thomasse and Fytje Van Vorst
I. Neeltje, b. Oct. 26, 1747; m. Paulus Paulusse. Is-
sue: 1. Annaatje,b. Nov. 17, 1776; 2. Sarah, b. Feb. 17,
1780; 3. Jenneke, b. Sept. 1, 1784; 4. Jacobus, b. March 9,
II. Gerrit, bap. Oct. 14, 1750; d. in inf.
III. Garret, b. April 6, 1753; d. in inf.
IV. Garret, b. July 27, 1754.
VI. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1757; m. Roeliph Van Wagoner,
June 17, 1784; she d. Sept. 23, 1841; he d. June 30, 1816,
aged 65 yrs 3 mos., 10 days. Ch., Hermanns, b. May 8,
1795; d. Oct. 16, 1815.
Abraham-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse and Elizabeth
Bradbery had children :
I. John, b. Feb. 12, 1753; m. Lea Winne (dau. of
Abram and Anne Winne), Sept. 22, 1776; she was related
to the Egbert family of Montclair; he d. about 1835. John
was a soldier in the Revolutidnary war. He lived in a
large stone house, still standing, on the River road, just
south of the line between Passaic and Essex counties, next
below Richard Kingsland’s, where his father, and perhaps
John Bradbury, had lived. By deed dated May 1, 1786,
for £204 New York money, John Van Riper, of Second
River, and Lea his wife, convey to John Philip Berry, of
the same place, a tract of 40.85 acres, being Lot No. 9, in
the division marked in map L, and bounded east by John
Vreeland and Abraham Speer, south by John Pake and
Abraham Speer, west by Isaac Paulis and John Pake, and
north by Philip Berry, father of John Philip Berry-prob-
ably part of the Bradbury farm.(1)
II Philip, b. Jan. 8, 1755 ; m, Jannetje Sip, sister of
Halmagh Sip, March 29, 1789; d. July 11, 1834; she d.
May 14, 1849, aged 82 yrs., 1 mo., and 2 days. Philip lived
near Richfield, in the first house south of the brook on the
road leading to Hepburn’s . The house has been replaced
in whole or in part by a stone house with a brick front.
(1) Essex County Transcribed Deeds, A, 28.
Philip’s will, dated Oct. 7,1831, witnessed by Theodore
Frelinghuysen, John A. Van Riper and Philip 1. Van Ri-
per, -was proved July 28, 1834.(1)
III. Mary, m. Dirck (Richard)- Gerrebrandt-Dirck-
Helmigh Roelofsc (Van Houten), of Totowa, about 1769-
Johannis-Harmen-Juriaen-Thomasse and Hester Styn-
mets had children:
I. Marytje, b. April 19, 1756·
II. Harmen (Hermanus), b. Aug. 31, 1738; m. Maria
Van Rijpen, Aug. 27, 1780. Ch., Sarah, b. March 4, 1781.
Christophel-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse and Metje Brou-
wer had children:
I. Alexander, m. Anneke Brouwer; d. Aug. 30, 1817.
II. Herman, bap. Oct. 28, 1750; d. in inf.
III. Harman, bap. Nov. 23, 1753 ; m Grietje Jacobusse,
Feb. 6, 1791 ; d. Aug. 23, 1828. Ch„ Jacob, b. March 10,
IV. Uyldrick (Eldrick), in. Annacke Dooremus. He
was a shoemaker by trade, and the moderation of his charges
is shown in the following bill:
August 13 1779 work don for mikel enug Vreeland
to makeing 5 pair of Shoes 00-15-00
to makeing 2 pair of Shoes 00-11-00
to the mead in;? 3 pair of Shoes 00- 8-00
Recd of Henry Garritse Junr the above Account in full by me
Eldrick Van Riper-(2)
Of course, the charges are only for labor. The material
was doubtless furnished by Mr. Vreeland.
V. Ariaantje, b. Jan. 31, 1762.
VI. Gerret, b. Sept. 4, 1764.
Jacob-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse and Sophia Jacobusse
I. Harmen, b. Sept. 19, 1761; m. Lea Spier. Issue:
1. Jacob, b. Oct. 29, 1782; 2. Marritje, b. Sept. 17, 1788;
3. Rachel, b. May 3, 1791; 4. Maragrietje, b. April 3, 1794.
II. Jacob, d. in inf.
III. Helena, b. March 19, 1765; m. Casparus Degraw,
March 3, 1783; She was called Lena Jurrianse. Issue:
1. Hermanns, b. May 7, 1783; 2. Annaatje, b. Sept.
19, 1784; 3. Christofel, b. July 2, 1789; 4. Jenneke,
b. Sept. 25, 1791; 5. Gerret, b. Jan. 5, 1794; 6. Geertje,
b. Feb. 1, 1796; 7. Lena, b. Aug. 23, 1798; 8. Cornelius,
b. March 5, 1801.
IV. Johannes, b. Sept. 12, 1768.
V. Thomas, b. July 12, 1770; m. Maria Van Houten
(of Passaic, b. Jan. 24, 1788, dau. of Garret Van Houten
and Cornelia, dau. of Simon Van Ness), Oct. 1l, 1806. He
began the manufacture of bobbins at Cedar Grove about
1794, for the supply of the first cotton mill in Paterson, and
was the first to engage in that business in this neighborhood,
if not in the country. When he began the bobbins were
made out of timber sawed with a cross-cut saw, reduced to
blocks by a buck-saw, and turned with a brace and bit. In
1805 and 1806 he and his brother Dirck appear to have been
(1) Essex County Wills, F. 246.
(2) The Van Houten Munuscrips, 58.
in partnership, as they bought several tracts of land on and
near Peckamin river.(1) He removed to Paterson in 1827, lo-
cating in a frame mill on the river bank at the foot of Clin-
ton street, where he continued the business until his death,
VI. Hendrick, b. Sept. 3, 1775; prob. d. in inf.
VII. Dirck, b. Nov. 5, 1777.
VIII. Judick, b. Aug. 1l, 1781.
IX. Isaac twins, b. Oct. 26, I787·
X . Jacob twins b. Oct. 26, 1787, m. Maria —–.
He and his brother Isaac bought
a turning mill and water privilege of Peter D. Jacobus, at
Cedar Grove, on the Peckamin river, where they carried on
bobbin-turning for some years. Jacob’s will, dated Nov.
l1, 1834, witnessed by John R. Speer, Isaac I. Jacobus and
John A. Jacobus, was proved August i, 1835. In it he
names wife Maria, and children: l. Jacob; 2. Martin; 3.
James; 4. Amsey(Amzi); 5. Lydia; 6. Ellen; 7. Mary Ann.
Executors—his wife and his son, Jacob J. Van Riper. (2)
Isaac-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse and Catrina Van Rype
I. Harme, b. June 17, 1754, m, Mary Van Riper, m.
bond dated June 29, 1780.
II. Marytje, b. Feb. 2, 1756.
III. Jacobus, b. Sept. 22, 1760.
IV. Catharina, b. March 12, 1767; m. Jacob Ryker, Feb.
8, 1789. Issue: l. Sarah, b. July 8, 1791; 2, Johannis, b.
Sept 8, 1793; 3. Tryntje, b. April 4, 1796.
Gerrit-Harrmen-Juriaen Thomasse and Fytje Van Winkel
I. Abraham, b. May 16, 1758; m. Aeltje Post. Issue :
l. Ragel, b. Oct. 16, 1788; 2. Feylye, b. Jan. 11 ,1791; m.
Increase Van Houten; ch., Sophia, b. Sept. 15, 1834.
II. Cornelius, b. June 19, 1760; d. in inf.
III. Gerrit, b. Dec. 4, 1762.
IV. Cornelius twins, b. Dec 5, 1765
V. Marytje ; twins, b. Dec, 5, 1765.
Thomas-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse and Saertje Van Rype
I. Johannis, b. July 4, 1756; prob. m. twice; 2d,
Jannetje Van Noorstrand, Aug. 5. 1787. His will, dated
Jan. 2, 1790, was proved April 13, 1792; it was witnessed
by John R. Ludlow, Henry F. Post and Hanmore Ludlow.
In it the testator directs all his estate to be sold at public
vendue, within one year after his death; gives his oldest
son, Thomas, ten shillings, for his birthright; £l0 N. J.
money to his daughter Jane; to his wife Jane, and to his
sons Thomas Van Riper and John Van Riper, each one-
fourth of his estate ; the other fourth to be divided between
his two daughters, Marritje and Sarah. (3)
II. Harmen, b. Jan. 21, 1758.
III. Marritje, b. Aug. 28, 1759.
IV. Judie, b. Dec. 14, 1760; m. Thomas Sigler. Issue ;
l. Thomas, b.Feb. 22, 1781; 2. John, b. Jan. 12, 1783; 3.
Moses, b. May 21, 1789.
(1) Essex County Transcribed Deeds, A, 548; B, 185.
(2) Essex County Wills, F, 352
(3) Recorded in Liber No. 34 of Wills, Trenton, f. 41.
V. Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1765.
VI. Cathrina, b. Dec. 8, 1766.
Dirck-Jurjaen-Thomas-Juriacn Thomasse and Elisabet
Meet had children:
I. Yurrie, b. March 26,1763, m. Feb. 12, 1786, Ma-
ria Berdan (b. Oct. 4, 1768); he d. June 10, 1840; she d.
July 23, 1832. He was known as “Dirck’s Yurrie”—Rich-
ard’s Uriah; in official records he was sometimes called
Jerre Van Rypen, and more formally Uriah R. (Richard)
Van Riper. He lived on his father’s farm, to which he add-
ed 4 9·3 2 acres by purchase, Feb. 11, 1800, for £138, from
Walter Rutherford and John Rutherford, of New York,
trustees of Lieut -Gen. John Reid, of Great Britain, and
John Stark Robinson and Susan his wife.(1) I His will, dated
Oct. 22, 1834 divided his property between his two child-
ren, Jacob and Elizabeht.(2)
II. Jacob, b. Jan. 2, 1765; m. Marietje Vreeland, Dec.
19, 1789; he lived at Preakness. By deed July 25, 1791,
from Roelof Van Houten and Annaatje his wife, of Preak-
ness, for £200 N. Y. money, he bought a tract of 22 acres
on Singack brook—probably mill property, which he wished
to improve further, as on Oct. 28, 1791, he mortgaged the
premises for £160 N. Y. money, to Richard Van Riper, of
Bergen County (his father), and Michael Vreeland, of Essex
III. Johannes, b. Aug. 30, 1766; m. ist, Catharina
—; 2d, Geertje (Gertruy, Charity) Dooremus (b. Aug.
22, 1775, dau. of Hendrick Dooremus and Marregrietye Van
Winkel), March 11, 1798; she was a cousin of his first wife.
He sold to his brother Derrick, Feb. 12, 1796, for £142
New Jersey money, a tract of 37· 82 acres at Preakness, re-
serving “the right to keep up and support the saw mill and
dam, and of raising the water as high as necessary,”(4)
About this time he bought the Peter Gerritse farm, on the
Wesel road, extending from the river westwardly about to
the present Main street, where he carried on farming for
many years. His residence was where John Henry Merselis
now lives. Fifteen or twenty years later he bought a tract
of 300 acres of land between Waterloo and Geneva, in New
York, and for several years was wont to journey there every
year, to sow fifty or sixty bushels of wheat. He finally sold
his Wesel farm (about 9·89x 60 chains in area, containing
53.90 acres, bounded south by John M. Vreeland and John
Hedden, west on the railroad, north on David Alyea, east
on Passaic river),(5) April 26, 1834, for $5,500, to Simeon
Pye, of New York, a locksmith or lock manufacturer, and
took up his residence on his farm near Geneva, where he
spent the rest of his days.(6)
(1). Bergen County Transcribed Deeds, B, 216.
(2). Passaic County Wills, A, 100.
(3). Bergen County Transcribed Deeds, A, 592.
(4).Bergen County Transcribed Deeds, C, 540.
(5). Essex County Transcribed Deeds, M, 119.
(6). Conversations in August and September, 1894, with Henry P. Sim-
mons, Cornelius P. Merselis, John B. Van Riper and George Zabriskie.
IV. Henry, b. Dec. 28, 1767; d. Oct. 5, 1792.
V. Garret, b. July 30, 1769; d. Sept. l, 1770.
VI. Garret, b. Nov. 28, 1771; d. June 2, 1794.
VII. Mary, b. July 14, 1775;m.—-Lydecker; d. May
VIII. Richard, b. March 4, 1777; m. 1St, Elizabeth Van
Orden; she was b. March 11, 1777; d. Oct. 30, 1828; 2d,
Margaret Slingerland, wid., with whom he made an ante-
nuptial contract, October 4, 1836; he d. Jan. 22, 1841.
Richard is sometimes referred to in the records as Dirck
Van Riper, jun.) but was generally known as “Dickie.”
He bought a tract of land near Upper Preakness from
Abraham Ogden, which, however, he subsequently sold
to Abraham Campbell, whose heirs—Sarah Campbell,
Jacob Haring and others—quit-claimed to Dirck’s brother,
Uriah, May 20, 1797; for f15 New York money, (l) In July,
1804, he bought from Moses Ogden and Charles Ogden, of
Newark, a tract of 93.30 acres, net, a mile and a half east of
the Pompton Furnace, and adjoining the tract of 145.40
acres returned to his father in 1762.(2) Dickie had a re-
markably fine orchard on his farm. His will, dated May
15, 1837, was proved Feb. 4, 1841.(3)
IX. Marregriet, b. March 7, 1779; m. Derrick Sisco, of
Bloomingdale. Issue: l. John, m. Susan Berry; 2. Marga-
ret, m. Moses Kanouse; 3. Barney, the famous innkeeper for
many years on the old Hamburg turnpike, at Upper Preak-
ness, m. Margaret Ann Berry; 2. a dau., m. James Bertholf;
5. Henry, unm.; 6. Mary Ann, d. unm.
X. Elizabeth,b.. April 10, 1782.
Derrick-Jan-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and Elizabeth
Van Houte had children:
I. Jenneke, b. Nov. 18, 1774.
II. Marretje, b. April 24, 1778; m. Gerrit J. Post,
April 10, 1796. Issue: l. Dirck, b. Dec. 6, 1796; 2. Jen-
neke, b. Oct. 13, 1798.
Gerrit-Jan-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and Jannetje Winne
I. Johannis, b. May 10, 1788.
II. Cornelis, b. Aug. 30, 1792.
Johannes-Jan-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and Catharina
Post had children :
I. Marytje, b. Nov. 2, 1768; m. Jacob Morris, Aug. 28,
1785; d. Nov. 5, 1840; he was born May 10, 1775;d. Sept. 19,
1799- He was a descendant of Peter Jacobse Marius, of
Hoorn, Holland, a famous merchant in his day, who in
1674 was rated as “one of the best and most affluent inhab-
itants” of New Amrterdam.(4) Jacob served in the artillery
during the Revolution, ahd according to family tradition
fired, or at least trained for that purpose, the first gun fired
at the British at the siege of Yorktown. After the war he
returned to New York. Being an active fireman he caught
cold one night at a fire at the foot of Liberty street, and the
cold settled into consumption. He was thus confined to
(1). Beneo County “Transcribed Deeds, A, 552.
(2)Ib., D, 289,386M.
(3). Passaic County Wills, A, 125.
(4). N. Y. Col. Docs., II., 936.
his bed when the yellow fever broke out in New York, and
to escape the contagion his family carried him out on his
bed, placed him aboard a periagua, and sailed up the Pas-
saic river. At a point just below Passaic Bridge, a benevo-
lent female, seeing their pitiful plight, invited the fugitives
to come ashore and into her house, declaring that she feared
not the plague. She proved to be a distant relative, and in
her hospitable home Jacob, wasted by consumption,
breathed his last in peace, and was buried in the Acquacka-
nonk church yard. Issue :
i. Sylvester Marius, b. Jan. 24, 1787; lost off Sandy-
Hook in the Privateer Arrow, in 1840.
ii. John, b. March 29, 1788. His wife was Catharine
Cole, of New York.
iii. Phebe, b. Oct. 1, 1790; d. in inf.
iv. Jacob, b. Sept. 6, 1792; d. in 1873. He was ap-
prenticed to a tanner, at Clifton, but when very young went
to sea, and became Commodore McDonough’s Sailing-Mas-
ter ; Admiral Farragut and Admiral Porter were in his
class of boys, and he taught them navigation.
v. Peter, b. Sept. 25, 1794 : he learned his trade as
paper maker, in the Madison mill at Third river, where he
m. Sarah, dau. of Joseph Kingsland, and afterward went in
business with her brother. Children: i. Sylvester John, d.
in inf.; 2. Mary Kingsland; 3. John Jacob, lives on Park
avenue, Paterson; has been in mercantile business in New
York many years ; he is a gentleman of scholarly, antiqua-
rian tastes, and being a descendant of one of the early New
York sea captains and merchants, as well as of one of the
Acquackanonk patentees, has a valuable and most interest-
ing collection of curios; among these is a venerable parch-
ment deed for a large interest in the Saddle River patent
of 1679 ; 4. Joseph Kingsland ; 5. Jonathan Seymour; 6.
vi. Mary or Maria, b. Nov. 18, 1796; d. in 1884.
vii. Phebe, b. Feb. 5, 1799; d. in 1884.
Marytje Van Riper m. 2d, William Gillespie, of New
York city; during the War of 1812 he removed with his
family to near White Lake, Sullivan county, N. Y., where
he held various offices—County Judge, Colonel, etc. Issue:
1. William; 2. Alfred, a physician at Bethel, m. —
Brown; d. 1893; 3. Milton, still living, 83 yrs. old; 4.
Catharine, m. William Whittlesey, and removed to Evans-
ville, Ind.; 5. Ann, a writer of graceful verse, m. —
Barhydt, of Saratoga, formerly a miller at White Lake.
II. Adrian, b. about 1770; m. Cathalyntje Spier, Au-
gust 4, 1792. He lived on the Wesel road, and was a
blacksmith by trade, (1) His shop was a large frame building,
with a high roof, standing on the west side of the road, near
Crooks avenue. He bought from his brother John, May
13, 1805;, for $80, his equal half part of “a tract of land at
Wesel in front of the dwelling house of said Adrian Van
Riper bounded on the west by the highway, on the south by
land now in possession of Michael Vreeland on the east by
Passaic river on the north by land of John Stagg and the
(I) Two of his bills for blacksmith work, in 1799 and 1808-9, are printed
in The Van Houten Manuscripts, pp. 36, 107.
Widow Van Roden, containing four acres.”(1) Adrian—who
was called “Jan’s Yawn,” John’s Adrian—sold his shop,
Feb. 29, 1820, to Henry P. Doremus,(2) whose father bought
it for him, and Henry converted the building into a two-
story weave-shop. Adrian then went West—to the Gen-
essee country in New York State.(3)
III. Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1775; m. Henry Traphagen
(his second wife), Sept. 23, 1800; he was a car-man in New
York at the time, but was from Ulster county, whither he
returned, and there she d. Issue: i. John, a. lumber mer-
chant in New York for many years; 2. Peter; 3- a dau.
IV. Catharina, b. Oct 23, 1777;m ” Jacob-John Stagg,
June 7, 1802; d. May 18, 1826, aged 48 yrs., 8mos„ 5 days.
He was called “Yawpy” (the popular abbreviation of Jacob)
Stagg, and was a son of John Stagg, who lived in a small
stone house, a story and a half high, on the river bank, just
south of Crooks avenue. It was destroyed when the Dun-
dee dam was raised in 1858, and the site of it is now under
water. Jacob was a shoemaker; he used to go to New York
to buy leather, and many stories were told in after years of
his adventures on those perilous journeys. Children:
i. Caty, b. Nov. 30, 1802; d. Nov. 21, 1802.
ii. Catherine, b. Jan. 15, 1804; m. Cornelius C. Christie
(b. June 16, 1802); d. Nov. 22, 1853, Issue: i. Ann, b.
Aug. 12, 1822; 2. Jacob, b. Nov. 9, 1825; 3. Catharine Ma-
ria, b. June 15, 1829; 4. Rachel, b. Nov. 7, 1833; d. Feb. 9,
1834; S- Rachel, b. Dec. 8, 1835; 6. James, b. Nov. 10,
1843. Cornelius Christie m. 2d, Gitty Ann Van Riper (b.
April 19, 1827, dau. of Gerrit-Adrian Van Riper and Antje,
dau. of John Van Riper); he d. Feb. 22, 1867.
iii. John, b. Oct. 19, 1806; m. Maria Tise (b. Aug. 11,
1811, dau. of Peter Tise and Anny Van Blarcom), April 9,
1831; d. Feb. 18, 1884; she d. Dec. 11, 1869. Issue:
1. Catharine, b. Nov. 30, 1832; d. June 17, 1879, unm.
2. Peter, b. Oct. 9, 1836; removed to Trenton, Mich-
igan, and married Ellen A. Dearborn, June 8, 1857- He
entered the Union army in the late war as a musician, Co.
K, 1st Michigan cavalry; promoted to 2d Lieutenant same
Company; Captain Co. E, Aug. 22, 1861; Major, Nov. 12,
1862; Lieut.-Colonel, Dec. 7, 1862; Colonel, Aug. 17, 1864;
Brevet-Brigadier General, March 13, 1865; mustered out
March 10, 1866, at which time he was in command of Cus-
ter’s famous Cavalry Brigade. He returned to Paterson,
taking up his residence on the Notch Road, where he died
3. Francis Henry, b. Jan. 9, 1839; d. Sept. 6, 1842.
4. Ann Maria, b. April 12, 1841; d. Sept. 20, 1842.
5. John, Dec. 16, 1843; m. Catharine Fulton, of Sad-
dle River, Bergen county, Nov. 5, 1868; she was b. at Lodi,
Bergen County, June 19, 1848. He served in the late war
as Quarter Master Sergeant, 11th N. J. Volunteers; after-
terwards as ist Lieutenant in the First Michigan Cavalry,
serving altogether nearly three years in the war. In 1889
he was elected Chief Engineer of the Volunteer Fire De-
(1) Essex County Transcribed Deeds, A, 535.
(2) Ib. ,D, 558, 579.
(3) Conversations with Cornelisa P. Merselis, John B. Van Riper and
George Zabriskie, September, 1894.
partment of Paterson, and in 1891, on the establishment of
the Paid Department, he was appointed Chief Engineer,
which position he still holds. Issue: i. Sarah Fulton, b.
Aug. 13, 1869; 2. Catharine M., b. Nov. 14, 1871; 3. Rob-
ert F., b. Dec. 20, 1873; 4. Emma S., b. Dec. 17, 1875; 5.
Elizabeth S„ b. Oct. 13, 1878; d. Nov. 30, 1878; 6. John
W.. b. Oct. 15, 1879; 7- Edward Tice, b. Aug. 7, 1884; 8.
Alexander F., b. Dec. l, 1887; Stella S„ b. June 18,
1889; d. Aug. 46, 1889.
6. Maria, b. Aug. 4, 1845; Hugh 0. Fulton, Oct.
I8,1871. Issue: l. John. b. at Meaford, Ontario, July 17,
l872; d. at Paterson, Oct 20, 1877; 2. Anna, b. at Paterson,
Dec. 12, 1875; 3. Kate Stagg, b. Aug. 8, 1880; 4. Myra, b.
May 10, 1887.
7. Anna Tise, b. Nov. 16, 1847; a. Dec. 4, 1850.
iv. Adrian, b. Dec. 13,1808; removed to Flat Rock,
Michigan, and m. Mary Ann Peters, dau. of John Peters,
d. April 2,1860.
v. Francis C., b. Feb. 17, 1811; removed to Flat Rock,
Michigan, and m. Salina Root, Aug. Jl, 1877-
vi. Mary Van Riper, b. Aug. 22, 1813; m. William Titus,
May 2, 1835; d. Sept l, 1879.
vi. Jane, b. June ia, 1816; m. ist, — Smith; m. 2d,
William Edwards; d. June 10, 1879-
viii. Tunis, b. Oct. 11, 1818; m. Eliza Row; d. Aug. 36,
1883. He was for many years superintendent of the carpen-
ter shop in the Rogers Locomotive Works.
ix. Garret, b. July 17, 1821; d. young.
x. Richard Henry, b. Feb. 17, 1825; d. young.
V. Antje (Ann), b. March 20, 1780; m. Daniel Niven,
March 24, 1798; d. May 8, 1867; he d. Jan. 5, 1867, aged 100
yrs., 7 mos. Daniel Niven was b. on the isle of Islay, June 12,
1766, son of Duncan Niven and Flora Campbell (the latter
being of the Cambells of Argyle, one of her ancestors hav-
ing been beheaded at London for his sturdy Presbyterian-
ism); he came to this country in 1790 establishing himself
in New York as a merchant tailor. He subsequently re-
moved to Orange county, where he died. On his hundredth
birthday he received a large number of friends, and was
bright, cheerful and vivacious. He remarked to his son
that afternoon that during the sixty-eight years of his mar-
ried life death had never entered his door; neither child,
relative, servant or wayfarer had ever died under his roof!
His venerable wife survived him but four months. She
often told how her father and mother, after the Revolution,
journeyed through the wilderness and over the rugged
mountains, via Shamokin, to the Wyoming valley, to make
their home on the frontier, but were glad enough to get
back to the Wesel neighborhood with their scalps and little
possessions. As a girl she was remarkably lively and
attractive; in maturer years she was a good mother and
thorough helpmeet. Issue:
i. Daniel Grosman, b. March 14, 1799; m. Maria Mor-
ris (his cousin); d. Dec. 20, 1852.
ii. Catharine Post (named after her mother’s mother),
b. Sept. 3, 1801; m. Seth Warner Brownson, at Monticello,
iii. Archibald Campbell, b. at Newburgh, Dec. 8, 1803;
m. Jane, eldest dau. of Alexander Thompson, in 1832; d.
Feb. 21, 1882. He was a distinguished lawyer, holding
various offices in his county and state—was Adjutant-Gen-
eral of New York in 1844; Representative in Congress,
1845-47; State Senator in 1864; etc. Issue: I. Alexander
D., graduated from Plinceton; studied divinity two years,
and lost his life in the wreck of the steamship Arctic, Sept.
27, 1854; 2. Mary C., m. Dr. Wright; 3. Thornton A., a
lawyer at Monticello, N. Y.
iv. Thornton Macness, b. Feb. 3, 1806; m. Letty, second
child of Jonathan Mills and Jean McCord, May 4, 1826;
she d. Jan. 13, 1870, aged 68 yr&, one mo. Col. Niven, as
he is generally called, has led an eventful life; he was a
contractor in stone for many years, paved the streets of New
Orleans, Charleston, and other cities; built bridges, did
work on the Erie Canal, furnished stone for fortresses, etc.;
he has lived at Hackensack since 1871; for some years he
has been totally blind, but this affliction does not check his
cheerful spirits; a charming, tender poem of his, “Medita-
tions of an old blind man on his eighty-eighth birthday, Feb.
3, 1894, ” was published in the local press, and attracted wide
attention. Issue: i. Catharine Campbell, b. June 15, .1827;
m. James M. Motley, a native of Boston, Mass., Dec. 27,
1852; 2. Andrew McCord, h. July 20, 1829; m. Maria Ful-
ton, of Ulster county, Oct. 12, 1864; 3. Mary Frances, b.
Sept 16, 1831; m. James L. Jesiup, of 0range county,
Oct. 6, 1857; he d. Feb. g, 1863; she d. June 16, 1874,
s. p.; 4. John Forsyth, b. Dec. 25, 1833; d. Oct. 14,
1861, unm.; he was a merchant in New York; 5. Thorn-
ton M., b. Aug. 23, 1836; m. Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev.
William Lewis, of Brooklyn; Thornton is a prominent
clergyman, has been honored with the degree of D. D., and
has been pastor of the Presbyterian church at Dobbs Ferry
for the past thirty years; 6. Archibald Campbell, b. Dec.
15, 1839; m. Margaret V. V., dau. of Charles Hasbrouck,
M. D., of Hackensack, April 27, 1878; ch., Mary Has-
brouck, b. Oct. 19, 1879.
v. James, b. Sept. 30, 1808; d. Sept. 29, 1850.
vi. Mary Scott, b. April 7, 1811; m. Lyman Odell.’of
Sullivan county; she now lives at Hackensack. Issue: i.
Hamilton, a lawyer in New York ; 2. Andrew Jackson, for
many years secretary and treasurer of the Delaware, Lacka-
wanna and Western railroad ; distinguished as a book col-
lector, his library having been one of the finest sold in many
vii. Thomas Helms, b. Dec. 30, 1813; lives at Montclair.
viii. Alexander Hamilton, b. Jan. 31, 1817.
ix. Harriet, b. March 28, 1819; m. Walter H. Stevens,
x. Helen Isabella, b. May 6, 1821; m. the Rev. John B.
Scouller, June 21, .1848; he was pastor for many years of the
Presbyterian church at Newville, Penn.
VI. Jurrie (Uriah), m. Marretje Blair, May 13, 1804;
d Sept. 24, 1871, aged 89 yrs.; she d. June 23, 1866. He
kept a hotel at Passaic for some years. Issue: Margaret
(Peggy), b. June 23, 1805; m. Capt. John Hedden, a river
boatman at Passaic, and at one time sexton of the old
church there; she d. June 2, 1862; he m. ist, Jane Gilbert;
he d. Dec. 2, 1855. Uriah was a famous pedestrian. He
fequently;walked from Acquackanonk out to Waterloo, N.
Y, to visit his brothers and sisters, upon whom he would
drop in as unceremoniously as if he lived in the next village,
and after a social call of a dlay or two would bid them a
cheerful “Good morning,” and start back on his homeward
walk of two or three hundred miles. On one occasion he
extended his pedestrian journey as far as Cincinnati, in the
early days of that beautiful city. When he was past eighty-
five he thought nothing of walking from Passaic to Pater-
son, even in the bitterest winter weather. Capt. John Hed-
den and Peggy Van Riper had issue: i. George E., d. May
29, l855 aged 26 yrs.; 2. John, went West; 3. Uriah; 4.
Mary, m. Jeremiah Holley, who d. June 29, 1854, aged 34
yrs.; she d. Feb. 1887, leaving 1. John, d. May 6, 1887; 2.
Mary Catharine, m. William Satchell.
Johannes.Thomas(?).Jan-Juriaen Thomasse and Aaltje
Van Rypen had children:
I. Johannes, b. Dec. 4, 1768; m. Hendrickje (Henri-
etta) Vreeland, Nov. 23, 1788. Issue: 1. John, b. April 25,
1789: 2. Thomas, b. Feb. 26, 1792.
II. Thomas, b. Dec. 20, 1771.
III. Marretje, b. July 23, 1778.
Simon- Isaac-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and Maragrietje
Pieterse had children:
I. Lea, bap. July 20, 1755; m. Peter Helmagh Van
II. Jurrie, m. ist, Antje Vreeland, m. bond dated Jan.
1787; 2d, Rachel Meedt, Nov. 10, 1799; d. of apoplexy,
—–, aged 54 years. He lived on the east bank of the
Passaic river, near the Wesel bridge, where his father had
lived before him. He was a blacksmith by trade. The
neighbors called him “Siemen’s Yerry”-Simon’s Uriah.
Jurie’s nephew, Simeon Van Houten (son of his sister
Lea), having become involved in one of his periodical en-
counters with the law, persuaded his uncle to go security
for his appearance when wanted. In order to indemnify
his uncle, Simeon and his wife Mary conveyed to Jerry Van
Riper, Feb. 13, 1809, two tracts of land in Paterson, one at
the southeast corner of Main street and Broadway, l00 feet
on Main street, and 50 feet deep, formerly owned by the cel-
ebrated Dr. Peter Wilson, of Columbia College ; the other
lot adjoining the same on the south, 55 feet front on Main
street, and 210 feet deep.(l) Simeon finding his situation se-
rious, “jumped his bail.” Word came to Jurrie one night
that Simeon was in hiding in Trenton. Early the next
morning he hitched up a great bald-faced horse, the fastest
and most enduring in his extensive stables, and with his
friend Henry I. Van Blarcom, also one of Van Houten’s
sureties, started for Trenton. It was a drive of sixty or
seventy miles, over rough country roads, but the big horse
got them there the same night. “Sim” was found en-
entrenched in an upper room, fully armed, and threatening to-
shoot the first man who entered. Jurrie called for an axe,
smashed in the door, and dashed in; Van Blarcom threw
his arms around Van Houten, and Jurrie secured him. The
horse was never of much use after this extraordinary drive.
(1)Essex County Transcribed Deeds, B,488; D, 93
III. Antje, m. John C. Westervelt, of Wagaraw, Jan.
25, 1783. Issue: I. Elisabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1783; 2. Mar-
grietje, b. July 23, 1792; 3. Cornelius, b. Jan. 30, 1798; he
kept tavern at Haledon for several years; later he was Pres-
ident of the Paterson Gas Light Company for twenty years,
and lived near the gas works, then adjacent to the Morris
Canal, at the head of Jersey street.
IV. Christina (Styntje, Stientje), b. July 7, 1763; m.-
Cornelius H. Doremus, June 10, 1787. Issue: 1. Mara-
grietje, b. Aug. 24, 1788; 2. Antje, b. Nov. 10, 1791.
V. Margaret, m. Johannes H. Gerretse, Nov. 11, 1787.
Issue; 1. Elizabeth, b. July 16, 1789; 2. Simeon, b. Dec.
9, 1791; 3. Henderic, b. Nov. 19, 1793; d. in infancy; 4.
Marregrietye, b. Sept. 6, 1799-
Simon (or Simeon I.) Van Rypen d. intestate, and his
four daughters, with their respective husbands, released to
Jurrie all their interest in their father’s estate in Bergen
county; also all their interest in the estate of their grand-
father, Jurrie Pieterse, deceased. (1)
Marinus-lsaac-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse had children:
By his first wife, Catrina Cogh:
I. Lea, b. Sept. 26, 1757 ; d. in inf.
II. Lea, b. March 24, 1759; m. Adrian Sip, Jan. 23,
1787. Issue: 1. Isaac, b. March 19, 1789; 2. Annaetje, b.
Sept. 5, 1791; 3. Adriaen, b. April 9, 1794; 4. Cornelius, b.
III. Casparus, b. Nov. io, 1765; m. Antje Ackerman.
In 1804 he lived on the west bank of the Passaic river, near
the present Passaic City line.
By his second wife, Elizabeth Lutken :
IV. Isaac, b. May 26, 1771- He bought part of his
father’s farm, five acres on the east side of the Wesel road,
at the executors’ sale, June 9, 1804.
V. Harmen, b. Feb. 18, 1773.
VI. Antje, b. June 23, 1775 ; m. John Locy (Losie); he
lived on the west bank of the Passaic river, on the point a
short distance below where the Wesel road turns away from
the Lake, and near a fording place where people formerly
crossed the river. Issue: 1. Jacob, b. March 16, 1799; 2. Mary-
nus, b. Jan. -, 1802; 3. Isaac, b. June 8, 1805; learned
his trade as a weaver at Henry Doremus’s weave-shop in
the neighborhood ; 4. John, b. Aug. 4, 1807 ; 5. Jannetje, b.
June 17, 1809; 6. Cornelius, b. Jan. 30, 1813.
VII. Johannes, b. April 6, 1778.
VIII. Cornelus, b. April 4, 1780.
IX. Gerret, b. Feb. 5, 1782.
X. Simeon, b. July 11, 1784.
XI. Thomas, b. Feb. 11, 1787.
XII. Catharina, b. Oct. 2, 1790 ; m. Hendrick Wouterse,
Dec. 24, 1808. Issue : 1. Gerret, b: Dec. 7, 1809; 2. Cath-
arina, b. June 12, 1812.
Harpert-Jacob-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and Margaret
Berry had children:
I. Jacobus, b. Feb. 25, 1765; m. Aaltje Vreeland,
June 30, 1787. In deeds. Jacobus used the English form—
James—of his name. By deed June 5, 1804, for $180,
(1) Bergen County Transcribed Deeds, A, 614.
James H. Van Riper and Lettie his wife conveyed to John
H. Van Riper a tract of nine acres, in Newark township,
formerly the property of Michael D. Vreeland, “being part
of the lot known by the name of the Rock Field “—at the
present village of Franklin. On Aug. 16, 1817, for $2, 500,
they conveyed to Jacob Vreeland a tract of 57.73 acres in
Acquackanonk, on the line of Abraham Berry, deceased
—near Third river. (1) By deed, Oct. 23, 1805, for $875,
they conveyed to John B. Berry a quarter of an acre, with
house, etc., on the “main road leading from Passaic Falls
to Newark, a little distant from the house of Halmagh Sip
. . . near the river. (2)
Dirck-Dirck-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and Claasje Vree-
land had children:
I. Pietertje, b. Nov. 16, 1758; m. Walling-Waling-
Johannis-Waling Jacobse (Van Winkle), Feb. 23, 1783 ; d-
Jan. 4, 1846; he d. Jan. 17, 1832. For her issue, see p. 102.
II. Elias, b. Sept 1, 1761 ; d. in childhood.
III Marytje, b. July 11, 1764; m. Cornelis Sip, Feb.
8, 1784; d. Jan. 27, 1845 ; he d. Aug. 9, 1825, aged 65 yrs.,
11 mos., 16 days. Issue: 1. Claasje, b. April 34, 1784; 2.
Annaatje, b. Jan. 17, 1788.
IV. Lybetje, b. Nov. 8, 1766; m. Adrijaen-Mercelius-
Adrian-Adrian-Adrian Post, May 14, 1786; d. Nov. 20,
1848; lie d. March 23, 1829.(3)
V. Jannetje, b. May 25, 1770; d. in inf.
VI. Jannetje, bap. Dec. 22, 1771; m. John Merselis,
Feb. 13, 1790; d. Jan. 3 ,1856; he d. Sept. 7, 1841, aged
76 yrs., 11 mos., 20 days. Issue: 1. Claasje, b. Dec. —,
1790; m. Peter H. Kip; 2. Arreyauntye (Arianna), b. Aug.
2, 1797 ; m. Nicholas R. Terhune. Children of Claasje : 1.
Edo (still living, 1894, at Passaic); 2. Peter; 3. John; 4.
Henry, late of Rutherford, deceased. Children of Ariana:
1. John (ex-Judge John N. Terhune, who lives on the Wesel
road, on part of his mother’s ancestral domain); two other
children died young.
The four daughters of Dirck Van Rypen, named above,
with their respective husbands, executed deeds, May 9,
1803, dividing the property of their father. John Merselis
received 48 acres of Lot No. 3, East, in the Bogt subdivis-
Garret-Juriaen-Gerrit-Juriaen Thomasse had children :
By his first wife, Jannetje Diedricks :
I. Jurrie, b. July 20, 1767; m. ist, NeelljeVan Hoorn,
Dec. 18, 1790; 2d, Aegie Diedricks, wid. of Jacob Collerd,
Sept. 13, 1807; d. April 4, 1826. -Issue: 1. Gerret, b.. Oct.
By his second wife, Leena Vreeland :
II. Joris,(George) b. June 3, 1787; m. July 23, 1814, Clara
Vreeland, b. Dec. 25, 1794, at Pamrapo, Hudson county,
dau. of George and Jane (Brinckerhoff) Vreeland; he lo-
cated on the east bank of the Passaic river, just south of
(1) Essex County Transcribed Deeds, A, 482: C, 253.
(2) Ib., B. 29.
(3) For account of her children, see p. 147.
(4) Essex County Transcribed Deeds, A, 343, 349, 352.