Jacomeyntie Eltinge: Birth: 17 MAR 1705/06.
Margrietjen Eltinge: Birth: 7 JAN 1710/11.
Noach Eltinge: Birth: 3 DEC 1721.
Note: WILDERCLIFF On a steep rock or cliff going down into the waters of the Hudson River on Lot 2 of the original partition of Aertsen, Roosa and Elton, was roughly cut in outline the figure of an indian holding in one hand a tomahawk and in the other a calumet. Hence the name of this property, "the place of the wild man's rock". When the name was given is not known, probably it grew unconsciously as the best way to identify the locality. Lot 2 in the partition of 1702 fell to Roeloff, eldest son of John Elton, who had left it by will to his five children. In 1721, Gerrit Aertsen, (by this time also called Van Wagenen), bought this lot from the heirs of John Elton. Barent Van Wagenen, the third son of Gerrit Aertsen bought from his father and settled on three-fifths of Lot 2. He had by his wife Lea Schepmoes, eleven children. The other two-fifths of Lot 2 went to Goosen Van Wagenen, a younger brother of Barent. Goosen was married to Geertruyd Swart but they had no children, and he left the property by will to his nephews Johannes and Benjamin, sons of Barent. Four of the daughters of Barent conveyed their shares in the three-fifths of Lot 2 to three of their brothers by deed dated April 28, 1759, which states that Barent Van Wagenen, late of Rhinebeck, deceased, had by will dated April 28, 1730, left all his lands to his wife for life and then equally to his four sons and six daughters. For 240 pounds consideration the four daughters conveyed to their brothers Gerrit, Johannes and Benjamin, and described the said three-fifths as "bounded on the south by lands of Laurentz Osterhout, on the east by the creek, on the west by Hudson's river, and on the north by lands of Goosen Van Wagenen" and as being a tract conveyed by Gerret Aertse or Gerret Van Wagenen to Barent Van Wagenen. One of these brothers, Benjamin, finally obtained from his brothers, all of Lot 2, probably by purchase of their shares from his brothers and sisters, for in 1795 his four sons, Jacob, Benjamin, Barent B., and Johannes B., owned the whole of Lot 2 containing _ (?) acres, by which deed dated May 5, 1795 the three former sold to their brother Johannes B. Van Wagenen. It was this land which John B. Van Wagenen sold for $2,500 to Rev. Freeborn Garrettson by deed dated September 23, 1799 which described the property as containing _ (?) acres and bounded it on the north by lands of the heirs of Jacobus Kip, deceased, on the west by Hudson's River, on the south by lands of Matthew Van Etten, and on the east in part by Landsman's Kill. It is stated that this was not a sale but an exchange and that lands in the vicinity of Schooterhook in the interior of Rhinebeck were given by Mrs. Garrettson to John B. Van Wagenen. This would account for the small purchase price which would seem to have been a difference in value paid in cash. In 1852 Thomas Holy Suckley, a descendant of the Beekman and Livingston families, purchased the adjacent property and named it Wilderstein in reference to the Indian petroglyph. In 1888, his son Robert Bowne Suckley inherited the estate and transformed the two-story villa into an elaborate Queen Anne style country house. The interiors of the house, using oak, mahogany and cherry carved woodwork, was designed by the New York City decorator Joseph Burr Tiffany. Suckley erected a dam across Landsman Kill, about 3/4 miles away, and the water from it produced electricity for his own property plus that of neighboring Wildercliff which at that time was occupied by former N.Y. Governor and present United States Vice President Levi P. Morton. The mansion remained in the Suckley family thru 1991 when Miss Daisy Suckley, the last surviving descendant, died at age 99 years. In 1983 she had donated the house and it�s 35 acres of land to the Wilderstein Preservation, a not-for-profit educational corporation which is preserving the property and in 1990 achieved National Historic Landmark status for the house and grounds.
ELLERSLIE Child: Roelof Reference ID: 160 Bapt. Date: 27 Oct 1678 Parents: Jan Eltingh; Jakomyntie Slecht Sponsors: Hendrick Slecht; Elsje Slecht Source: Kingston Baptismal Register
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