Note: 1696 - Bergen Co NJ, Quit Rent Twp, Charistianse Van Horn More info is in "A Lutheran Mission in Northampton Township in 1748" from an article in 1926. I think this was presented in an early proceedings of the Bucks County Historical Society. pgs 45-47.
From History of Bucks County, pg 93: Barent Christian Van Horn, eldest son of Christian Barents and Jannetje Jans, as before stated was probably born in Holland, a theory which is born out by the early date at which he acquired title to land. On March 26, 1667, Governor Philip Carteret granted to Barent Christian, of Menkauque, planter, fifty acres of land at Pembrepach and eighty-five acres on the bay called Kill Van Kull, both in Bergen county. On September 29, 1697, he obtained a grant from the propreitors of East Jersey, 160 acres on "Hackingsack River," joining that of his half brother Thomas Lawrenson (Van Boskerk).
On May 15, 1703, Barnard Christian and his half-brother, Peter Lawrence, purchased 1,000 acres of Robert Heaton, on Neshaminy creek, in Bucks county, which on September 18, 1707, the partitioned between them.
Two days later, September 20, 1707, Barnard Christian conveyed his portion to his two sons, Peter and Christian Barnson, Peter receiving 257 acres and Christian 294 acres.
On September 29, 1707, Barnard Christian purchased 550 acres in Bucks county, of Thomas Groom, 274 acres of which he conveyed to his son Barnard Barnson, June 17, 1714. He also acquired other land in Bucks county, and on June 2, 1722, conveyed to his son, Isaac Van Horn, 276 acres, and on May 6, 1722, 290 acres to his son Abraham Van Horn.
He thus owned in all 1381 acres of land in Bucks county, though he continued to live in Bergen county, New Jersey, and died there in 1726. He married, in 1679, at the Bergen Dutch Reformed church, Geertje Dircks, daughter of Dirck Classen, who was baptized in New York, March 5, 1662. The children of Barent Christian Van Horn and Geertje Dirckse were: etc...
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