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  1. Jan Jacobs van Etten: Birth: 3 JAN 1665/66. Death: AFT. 8 APR 1722 in Ulster County, New York

  2. Sytje Jacobs van Etten: Birth: 25 MAR 1668 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York. Death: AFT. 20 JAN 1747/48

  3. Ari Jacobs van Etten: Birth: 26 JUN 1670. Death: BEF. 6 DEC 1703 in Ulster County, New York

  4. Pieter Jacobs van Etten: Birth: ABT. 1672 in Hurley, Ulster County, New York. Death: in Dutchess County, New York

  5. Aaltje Van Etten: Birth: ABT. 1674.

  6. Petronella van Etten: Birth: ABT. 1676 in Marbletown (formerly Mormel), Ulster County, New York. Death: AFT. 7 AUG 1720

  7. Heyltjen van Etten: Birth: 21 APR 1679 in Marbleton (Ulster) NY. Death: AFT. 10 DEC 1758

  8. Emanuel van Etten: Birth: 29 DEC 1681 in Marbletown. Death: in Warren County, New Jersey

  9. Tietje Jacobs van Etten: Birth: 24 FEB 1683/84 in Marbletown.

  10. Jacobus Jacobs van Etten: Birth: 2 MAY 1686. Death: 31 DEC 1759 in Dutchess County, New York

  11. Geesje Jacobs van Etten: Birth: 25 DEC 1688 in Hurley, Ulster County, New York.

a. Note:   ONE of the famous regions of Europe was known by the name of Brabant as far back as the days of Julius Casar. During the Middle Ages it was under the dominion of the Duke of Brabant. After the rise of the Dutch Republic it became part of the kingdom of the Netherlands and so remained until 1830 when South Brabant was separated from North Brabant and given to Belgium. Brabant is now divided into three provinces; North Brabant belonging to the Netherlands; Antwerp belonging to Belgium and South Brabant to the same kingdom. The inhabitants of North Brabant speak the Dutch language; those of Antwerp the Flemish and those of South Brabant the Walloon French. From the earliest settlement of the Esopus this name of Brabant was given to the lowlands along the Esopus creek on its west side opposite to and north of Kingston. The name has almost disappeared from local usage; its last survival being in the corporate name of the road of Belgian bridge stone tracks which was called " The Brabant Plank Road." After the death of Johan de Hulter his widow in 1657 was granted the tract of one thousand acres of land which her husband had purchased in 1654 of the Indians. This land lay on both sides of the Esopus creek and largely on the west, or Brabant side of the stream. Among the earliest settlers was a man who was known as " Jan the Brabanter." He was an early owner of one of the lots in the stockaded village. He appears as a corporal at the time of what is known as " The Esopus Mutiny." He subscribed fifteen florins to the salary of Domine Blom in I661 and about this time was in law with Aert Pietersen Tach. At the Indian massacre when the villages of Wildwyck and Nieuw Dorp (Hurley) were destroyed June 7th, 1663, Tach's house was burned and Tach disappeared. It is thought that he was killed by the savages. At least he was never heard of afterwards. His creditors called for an administration of his estate and among those who presented claims was Jacob Jansen, of Etten (van Etten). Etten is a village in North Brabant, six miles from Breda, where, in 1667, the famous ' Treaty of Breda" was signed by which England acquired title to this province and New Netherland became New York. It cannot now be determined if Jan the Brabanter and "Jacob Jansen, of Etten," were the same individual, but they seem to have been. In the court records Jacob Jansen is called "the head farmer" of Tach. The claim was presented on October 2Ist, 1664, and allowed. It was for " 338 guilders heavy money in wheat." But before the final settlement of the estate Jacob Jansen had been prosecuting another claim and married the widow. The record says " Jacob Jansen, young man of Etten in Brabant, to Annetje Arians of Amsterdam (van Amsterdam)." A little later his name appears on a petition that a minister be sent to Kingston and is there signed "Jacob Johnson van Eten." He was here as early, in all probability, as 1658. From this union of Jacob Jansen and the widow of Aert Pietersen Tach has sprung the widely distributed Van Etten family. Jacob Jansen Van Etten was one of those who signed the petition for the control of local affairs on January 26th, 1684, mentioned in OLDE ULSTER, Vol. II., pages 257-62, which so angered Governor Thomas Dongan that all the signers were arrested and fined.
  1665 11 Jan; Jacob Jansen, jm, of Brabant; Annetje Arians, of Amsterdam, deserted wife of Aaert Pietersen Tack, both liv Kingston. DRK is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.