Andries DeWitt

TGE 2. i. Family 2.
1657 - July 22, 1710
Born in Manhattan, New York [?]
Buried in Kingston, New York

Jennetje Egbertsen

January 11, 1664 - November 23, 1733
born in Nieu Jorck

Helena DeWitt

TGE 22. ix. [TGE does not record her family.]
December 7, 1695 (per family Bible) - Death Date
baptized 25 December 1695
parents: Andries de Wit, Jannetje Egberts
witnesses: Cornelis Kool, Jenneke Lamberts
baptized in Kingston
burial location

Jacob Swits

married Jacob Swits 6 June 1719 in Kingston. (See family Bible record too.) He is “born in Schenegtende [Schenectady]”; she is “born under the jurisdiction of Mormel [Marbletown], and also resid. there.”
29 October 1693 - death date
son of Isaac Swits and Susanna Groot [Anjou says son of Cornelis Swits; Evans (p. 7) says “nephew of Cornelis Swits, who m. Jannetje De Witt MVDW 4”]
Evans (p. 7) says he was baptized in Albany 29 October 1693

Isaac Swits

MVDW 119
May 1720 - 4 April 1790
married 11 March 1747 Volkje Vrooman at location
burial location

Jannetje Swits

baptized 24 March 1722 - died in infancy
burial location

Andries Swits

MVDW 120
baptized 24 November 1723 - death date
marriage date and location
burial location

Susanna Swits

MVDW 121
baptized 24 May 1726 - death date
married Adam W. Vrooman date and location
burial location

Jannetje Swits

MVDW 122
baptized 25 October 1727 - death date
married Johannes H. Vrooman date and location
burial location

Col. Abraham Swits

MVDW 123
1 October 1730 - 18 August 1814 (per Find-A-Grave)
married Neeltje van Antwerpen date and location
married Elizabeth Vrooman date and location
married Margaret DelaMont date and location
buried at Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, New York (U.S.A.)

Evans (p. 7) says “Among her children was Col. Abraham Swits, of Schenectady, who was prominent in the Revolution.” See his Find-A-Grave page and WikiTree entry, with photos, more information, and more descendants listed.

Cornelis Swits

MVDW 124
baptized 3 June 1733
marriage date and location
burial location

Maria Swits

MVDW 125
8 July 1737 - death date
marriage date and location
burial location


[notes go here]



Information is from Mary Veldran DeWitt’s “The DeWitt Genealogy: Descendants of Tjereck Claessen DeWitt of Ulster County, New York.”

Further notes from Andries DeWitt Bible (not available in print, but see photos at link above and on Andries’ page), courtesy of the Matthew Ten Eyck DeWitt Family Collection.

Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York (formerly named Wiltwyck, and often familiarly called Esopus or ’Sopus), for One Hundred and Fifty Years from their commencement in 1660. Transcribed and edited by Roswell Randall Hoes, Chaplain U.S.N., corresponding secretary of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, etc. New York 1891; original publication De Vinne Press, New York; available today from Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass., 508-745-7170. Detailed information about baptisms has been filled in through the end of 1687, marriages through 1701. More information is available. Records begin 1660. Other baptisms may have taken place in Hurley and other locations nearby; also from time to time itinerant ministers would travel through and perform various rites, not always entered in the books. This is available online at

Thomas Grier Evans, The De Witt Family of Ulster County, New York (reprinted from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, October 1886), New York: Trow’s Printing and Bookbinding Co., 201-213 East Twelfth Street, 1886. Available online from

Marbletown, New York, baptism records at

Ulster County, N. Y., Probate Records, In the Office of the Surrogate, and in the County Clerk’s Office at Kingston, N. Y., compiled, abstracted and translation by Gustave Anjou, Ph. D., 1906. Privately published (?) in New York, but available at genealogical libraries (NYPL and others). Subtitle: “A careful abstract and translation of the Dutch and English wills, letters of administration after intestates, and inventories from 1665, with genealogical and historical notes, and list of Dutch and Frisian baptismal names with their English equivalents.” Introduction by Judge A[lphonso] T[rumpbour] Clearwater, LL.D. This is available in reprinted form. Note that there are two distinct volumes included in this work, sometimes combined into one physical book.

WikiTree page on Col. Abraham Swits (see above) recommends Baptisms Schenectady Reformed Church 1694-1811 published by Kinship in 1987, also Pearson’s First Families of Schenectady, p. 186. I have not had a chance to go find these yet.

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