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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kakiat, Rockland Co., NY, Dutch Reformed Church Records: Part 1

"The Reformed Church of Kakiat, or West New Hempstead, known, also, as the "Brick Church," was organized Dec. 4th 1774.  It was never a large church, as its Membership List ... shows.  New Hempstead was erected from the town of Haverstraw, March 18th 1791, and the name was originally given by the Long Island Settlers from the town of Hempstead, L. I. (Beer's, p. 138)...The name was changed from "Kakiat" to "West Hempstead" prior to 1824." 

"The present authorities as to the Church History are" History of Rockland Co., NY, with Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men, edited by Dr. David Cole, D. D., [1884] and A Manual of the Reformed Church of America, (formerly Ref. Dutch Protestant Church), edited by Dr. Edward Tanjore Corwin, D. D. [1879].

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The information is listed in this order:

Child
Birth date
Baptismal date
Parents
Witnesses

--Information if parentheses ( ) occurs in the original manuscript. 
--Information in brackets { } is my best interpretation of the very faded manuscript.

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Cornelus {sic: Cornelius}
29 Sept. 1774
18 Nov. 1774
---
Albert Smit
Susanna Ecker
---
Cornelius Smit
Marytje Haring

*****
Paulus
29 June 1774
4 Dec. 1774
---
Jacobus Dam
Neelje Van der Voort
---
[blank]

*****
Antje
3 Jan. 1775
15 Jan. 1775
---
Gilbert Cuyper {given elsewhere as Gysbert}
Elizabeth Van der Voort
---
[blank]

*****
Jacobus
9 Dec. 1774
15 Jan. 1775
---
Kendrick Jong
Annatje Osband {possibly Osbern/Osborn}
---
Jacobus Walderon
Claasje Quackenbos

*****

Nathaniel
"Aged 21 years"
15 Jan. 1775
---
[blank]
---
[blank]

*****
Abigail
[blank]
15 Jan. 1775
---
Nathaniel Townsel
Sarah Halstead

*****

Magdalena
11 March 1775
16 April 1775
---
Cornelius Banta
Maria de Marest {This would later become Demarest.}
---
Jan Forshee
Magdalena Banta

*****
Andries
2? Feb. 1775
16 April 1775
---
Abraham de Baan {de Baun}
Gregje Akkerman
---
Reynier Quackenbos
Sara Duryee {given elsewhere as Durjee}

*****
Martha
and        {twins}
Lazarus
17 March 1775
16 April 1775
---
Jan Secow {Secor}
Anna Grom {Grow for Grauuw? possibly de Grauuw?}
---
[blank]

*****

Hannah
24 Aug. 1774
16 April 1775
---
Israel Miller
Anna Van der Veert
---
[blank]

*****
Elizabeth
7 June 1775 {this probably should be 1774; or this is a clerical error.}
16 April 1775
---
Andries Abrahamzen
Catrine Secow {Secor}
---
[blank]

*****
John Pearsall
12 Jan. 1775
16 April 1775
---
Abraham Stag
Geertje Pearsall
---
Jacob Mace
Neeltje Pearsall

*****
Willem
23 Aug. 1774
24 Sept. 1775
---
Geshom Hoff
Polly Wood
---
[blank]

*****
Martha
19 Nov. 1777
[blank]
-----
Gysbert Cuyper
Elizabeth Van der Voort
---
[blank]

*****
Gysbert
13 Oct. 1777
[blank]
---
Gysbert Cuyper
Elizabeth Van der Voort
---
[blank]

*****
Wendel
11 April 1776
17 May 1776
---
Jacob Miers {Myers}
Neelje Wessel




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