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  • ID: I5052
  • Name: James CHRYSTIE
  • Surname: Chrystie
  • Given Name: James
  • Prefix: Rev.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 Feb 1786 in New York
  • Death: 17 Nov 1863 in New York
  • _UID: 47C1DBC4E3195D4FA02E71034B06370E277E
  • Note:
    1. From Rosemarie Christie Benefield

    14 Feb 1810
    All my estate, real and personal, to the sons of my deceased brother James Chrystie, late of New York, to be equally divided amongst all of them, excepting as follows.
    To each of my sisters Janet Sommerville, Agnes Curtis and Elizabeth Chrystie the sum of ten guineas, to buy a ring or any thing else they may think proper as a memorial of me.
    To Hannah Spurlock the house where she and her husband now live together with the lot belonging thereto, as also an annuiety of twenty dollars during her natural life.
    The law of this Commonwealth not permitting the emancipation of slaves, I desire that Aggy may be permitted to chuse any situation most agreeable to her, that she shall enjoy the sole benefit of her labour and if that should be insufficient for her support that my executors will add such an allowance further as may be deemed sufficient to support her. Bob, Billy and Jinny to be hired out and twelve dolars given to Bob out of his hire, at the expiration of each year, exclusive of the usual terms of hiring. If any of them desire to be sold they shall be at liberty to chuse their master or mistress, but they are not to be sold contrary to their wish or carrried out of the state unless they desire it.
    My slave Nelson to my nephew John Chrystie and Agnes to Adden Chrystie, the wife of my nephew James of New York.
    My wearing apparel to be equally divided between Robert Spurlock and James Moody.
    Thos. Chrystie, James Chrystie, Ben: Oliver Junr. and Wm. Dandridge Claiborne executors. Tho. Chrystie
    26 Feb. 1812. Hanover Co., Va. Offered for proof by Benjamin Oliver junr. William Cunningham and Benjamin Brand declare they are well acquainted with hand writing of the deceased. Test William Pollard C.H.C. A copy teste Tho. Pollard D.C.H.C.
    The heirs of Thomas Chrystie were allowed land as surgeon of artillery for seven months and fifteen days over seven years in the Continental line. On 11 April 1812 warrant 6044 for 625 acres was issued to Thos. Chrystie, James Chrystie, John Chrystie and Albert Chrystie.
    22 July 1812, City of New York. Certificate that Thomas Chrystie, James Chrystie, John Chrystie, and Albert Chrystie of the City of New York are the only sons and heirs of James Chrystie, late of the City of New York, living at the time of the decease of Dr. Thomas Chrystie, late of Hanovertown, Va., which Dr. Thomas Chrystie was the brother of James Chrystie.
    In the Bounty Warrant file of Thomas Christie (Chrystie) (surgeon) at the Virginia State Library appears the following information:
    A letter written by Thomas Chrystie from Han Town, 19 Nov. 1811, stated he entered public service in March or April 1776 as surgeon ofthe brigantine Liberty of sixteen guns. He performed one cruise under Capt. Thomas Lilly. In the fall or winter of 1777 he quit naval service and was appointed surgeon to the 1st Regiment of Artillery commanded by Charles Harrison and Lt. Col. Edward Carrrington and served to the end of the war in the middle of Oct. 1783. He returned to Hanover Co., Va., after conducting a vessel load of sick soldiers and invalids from Charleston SC., to Blk Town MD., and then proceeded to Philadelphia to deliver up his medicine chest etc., to the Chief of the Hospital at that place.

    Another letter dated 28 Nov. 1811 stated he went in 1778 with the regiment to Valley Forge and continued with the army until Gen. Gates' detachment went to the South. When peace was announced in 1783 he was on duty with the corps to which he belonged on James' Island near Charleston, SC. Another paper states he was surgeon in the garrison at Yorktown from Jan. or Feb. 1778 until appointed surgeon to the 1st Regiment of Artillery.
    Source: The following information is contained among the papers in Land Office Military Certificates, Box 35, folder 28, at the Virginia State Library. These papers were brought to the attention of the Editor by Miss Daphne Gentry of the Archives Division staff.

    2. Articles written by Rev. James Chrystie - is this the same James Chrystie? If so, he was born in 1786 and died in a863. The dates fit.

    Argument on the doctrine of grace Author: Chrystie, James, 1786-1863.
    Publication: Philadelphia : Wm. S. Young, 1855
    Document: English
    Lecture delivered at the opening of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Hall :the Christian ministry, its general character, its divine institution, ends and furniture Author: Chrystie, James, 1786-1863.
    Publication: [S.l. : s.n., 1856
    Document: English

    3. 1850 New Jersey Census

    James Chrystie, clergey. Age fits but birthplace is listed as NJ not Scotland (or NY)

    Clinton, Hunterdon County

    James Christy 64 Clergy $8,000 b. NJ
    Susan " 62 b. NY
    Oliver W. " 18 Student b. NJ

    1860 New Jersey Census

    Clinton, Hunterdon County

    James Christie 74 Gentleman $10,000 $2,000 b. NY
    Susan " 65 b. NJ
    Susan " 22 b. NJ


    Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol IV

    William Johnson

    On May 10, 1809, he was married, at Lebanon, to Susan Bray, daughter of Andrew and Cornelia (Traphagen) Bray, by whom he had several children. His widow afterwards married Rev. James Chrystie. His burial-place is at Stone Church, Bethlehem, near High Bridge.


    "Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, pages 92-97.

    Note: Some of Poucher's listings have been found to be inaccurate, so use these with caution. If you find any inaccuracies in this listing please send them to me so that I may correct them. Lynn Brandvold Thanks.
    CLASSIFICATION: Churchyard. LOCATION: Reformed (Dutch) Church, Beacon (Fishkill Landing). CONDITION: Overgrown and disorderly. INSCRIPTIONS: 343 in number. Copied October 26 and 27, 1915, by J. W. Poucher, M. D., Mrs. Poucher, Miss Anne LeFevre Poucher, Mrs. Frank A Mitchell. REMARKS: The Reformed (Dutch) Church at Fishkill Landing (now Beacon) is an offshoot from the Reformed Church at Fishkill Village. A church building was erected in 1813 and the yard surrounding it used for interments from that time. Included in the following list are the stones within a walled enclosure immediately adjoining the churchyard. The enclosure is supposedly a Schenck family ground but to all intents and purposes is part of the churchyard.

    68. Chrystie, Rev. James, b. 1786, Feb. 20, in New York, d. 1863, Nov.17, in New York.

    6. Information on Chrystie family lines from: Adden Balis Chrsytie of San Francisco, CA.
  • Change Date: 18 Aug 2005 at 10:41:30

    Father: James CHRYSTIE b: 13 Jan 1750 in Edingurgh, Scotland
    Mother: Mary WEYGAND b: 28 Oct 1750

    Marriage 1 Jehoiadden NICHOLSON b: 2 May 1783 in New York, New York
    • Married: 2 May 1807 in New York City
    • Note:

      Columbia University Libraries

      Rare Book and Manuscript Library

      James Witter Nicholson Correspondence 1792-1834.

      Title: James Witter Nicholson Correspondence 1792-1834.
      Phys. Desc: 41 items (1 box)
      Call Number: Ms Coll\Nicholson
      Location: Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
      Subjects: Nicholson, James, ca. 1736-1804.; Gallatin, Hannah Nicholson, 1766-1849.; Few, Catherine Nicholson.; Chrystie, Jehoiadden Nicholson.; New Geneva (Pa.)--Industries.; Family--Pennsylvania--New Geneva.; Family--Georgia.; Family--New York (N.Y.); Glass manufacture--Pennsylvania--New Geneva.
      Creator: Nicholson, James Witter, b. 1773.

      Biographical Note Owner of a glass works in New Geneva, Pa. Nicholson's father was James Nicholson (ca. 1736-1804), Commodore of the American Navy during the Revolutionary War. Scope and Contents Family letters to Nicholson from his father, James Nicholson, and from his sisters Hannah Nicholson Gallatin, second wife of the Secretary of the Treasury and diplomat Albert Gallatin, Catherine Nicholson Few, wife of Senator William Few from Georgia and signer of the Constitution, and Mrs. James (Jehoiadden Nicholson) Chrystie of New York.


      Marriage Index New York 1600s-1900

      Nicholson, Adden Spouse : Chrystie, ??? Date/Year of Marriage : 1807 Location : New York City County : New York **** 1939, selected extracts Page : 278

      3.Adden Nicholson found in:
      New York City, 1600s-1800s Marriage Index
      Spouse: ??? Chrystie Marriage Date: 1807 Location: New York City County: New York State: New York Marriage ID: 2220331717 Publication: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1939, selected extracts Page: 278 Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Published: New York, NY Comments: On microfilm at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

      4. Thomas L. Chrystie

    1. Has Children Thomas Witter CHRYSTIE b: 18 Mar 1808 in New York, New York
    2. Has No Children James CHRYSTIE b: 1811 in New York, New York
    3. Has Children John CHRYSTIE b: 1813 in New York, New York
    4. Has Children Albert Nicholson CHRYSTIE b: 15 Sep 1815 in New York, New York

    Marriage 2 Susan BRAY b: ABT 1787
      1. Has Children Oliver Weygandt CHRYSTIE b: 15 Mar 1831 in New Jersey
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