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  1. Aaron Van Buntschooten: Birth: 1746 in Dutchess Co., NY. Death: 18 JAN 1836 in Berlin Heights, Erie Co., OH

  2. Elias Van Buntschooten: Birth: 14 JUL 1752 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY.

  3. Gerrit Van Buntschooten: Birth: 3 JUL 1755 in Dutchess Co., NY. Death: AFT. 1789

  4. Gerrit Van Buntschooten: Birth: JUN 1756.

  5. Catrina Van Buntschooten: Birth: in Dutchess Co., NY. Death: 1794 in Woodburne, Ulster Co., NY

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Notes
a. Note:   The first reference of Isaac as an adult is found in an old assessor'sbook wherein is recorded, on 31 JUL 1744, his "brand for horses andpigs: E 8." His first appearance as a tax-payer is in JUN 1747, whenhe is associated with his older brother, Elias, on the tax-rolls thus:"Elias Van Bunschoten, Jun. & Isaac, 6". In the early winter of 1747and summer of 1748 they are still found associated but neverthereafter. Isaac as Under Sheriff is found swearing allegiance to King George IIIon 4 FEB 1764. Certain old records show that he was Sheriff orConstable of Dutchess Co. in 1761 thru 1764, and again in 1767. On 28 FEB 1765, he and his wife are taken into membership in thePoughkeepsie church; in JAN 1767, Isaac is elected deacon in thatchurch. In 1771 he makes his last appearance on the Dutchess Co.tax-list, but we next find him beyond the Shawangunks; for an entry inthe New Hurley church records runs; "On 8 MAY 1774, Received intomembership, with letters from Poughkeepsie, Isaac Van Bunschoten &wife Nellie Van Vliet." In APR 1775, Isaac is found signing the "Articles of Association" orRoll of Honor in Ulster Co.. And following up word with deed his nameso late as 23 APR 1779, appears among the Exempts in the Company ofCapt. Jacob Conklin, his son-in-law. Surely he must have seen frontierservice, and doubtless saw service in the Highlands, - certainly didif he went where Capt. Conklin went. Here is a story which is doubtless a true story. A lad, AlexanderMcCoy, whose parents had been massacred by the Indians was brought upin Isaac's family. The Indians taunted him, made faces at him and kepthim in lively remembrance of his loss. In time he became so embitteredthat he dedicated his life to revenge, and when he reached manhoodshot Indians on every fair occasion until he became a scourge to them.He roamed the woods and country far and wide and would frequently beaway from home for days at a time. On one of these roamings he was metby Isaac's son Aaron who asked him "What luck?" Oh, he had shot an oldbuck "with five skins to his back," throwing to the ground fourdeer-skins he had thus come into possession of. Alexander was finallyattacked by small-pox and dying, vengeful to the last, requested thathe be buried on a certain pine plain under a specified tree, knowingwell what would ensue. The Indians gaining a knowledge of his burialplace dug up his body and held a grand orgie and war dance about it,gloating over it and finally burning it. As a consequence thesmall-pox got in its work among them causing many deaths; and McCoy'srevenge was even greater after life than during it. The last sight of Isaac and Nellie is on 29 DEC 1786, when they act assponsors at the baptism of a grandchild at New Hurley church. Only twoyears thereafter their sons Aaron and Gerrit appeared in the Neversinkvalley, and about the same time Jacob and Catrina Conklin settledabove Woodbourne; so I take it that Isaac and Penelope also foundtheir way thither and ended their days in the homes of their childrenthere, and that they lie in the old disused burying ground, full ofrude nameless gravestones, high above Hasbrouck.
  Child: Ysaak Reference ID: 102 Bapt. Date: 11 Sep 1723 Parents: Elias Van Bunschotten; Catrina Keyser Sponsors: Barent Van Kleek; Anthonette Parmentier Source: Poughkeepsie Reformed Church (Baptisms) Poughkeepsie Reformed Church: 1716-1824 Location: City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County --- Denomination: Presbyterian



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