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

Jacob DeWitt

TGE 20. vii. Family 13.
December 30, 1691 (per family Bible) - Death Date
born under the jurisdiction of Mormel [Marbletown]
burial location

Heyltje (Hyletje) van Kampen

married 1731 (date not given, but between 8 May and 20 May. MVDW and TGE say 9 May). He is described as “j.m. [unmarried], born under the jurisdiction of Mormel [Marbletown],” residing “near Mormel”; she is “j.d., born under the jurisdiction of ’Savengonk [Shawangunk],” also residing near Marbletown.

baptized 6 October 1706 [per MVDW; TGE says 1700] - death date
daughter of Jan van Kampen and Tetje Janse Decker [Anjou says Tretje Dekker; TGE says Tietje]
born under the jurisdiction of ’Savengonk [Shawangunk]

Postulate Child

not mentioned in TGE or MVDW
Cutter (see Sources below), p. 8, suggests Jacob and Heyltje’s first child, not named, was “born probably in 1732, but the parish records of that time are lost.” This may be a conjecture based on J & H’s marriage date.
birth date - death date
marriage date and location
burial location

See alternate family tree, sometime correct, sometimes dubious, which offers more information, some of it from Canada, including Evert DeWitt, 11/25/1733-11/1/1801, born Coxsackie, N.Y., died Oromocto River, Sudbury, New Brunswick, Canada. As time permits, I can try to confirm some of this and add him and others, with further detail, to this site.

Johannis DeWitt

MVDW 103
TGE 94. i.
baptized 22 September 1734 - death date
(death likely after 1776 baptism of his last child, before his wife remarries)
(note that MVDW record says in one place he was born 1754, which seems like a misprint)
married 1803 Catharine Quick date and location
burial location

Jacob DeWitt

MVDW 104
TGE 95. ii.
born (baptized?) 22 August 1736 - 1802
(Evans, p. 11, emphasizes he was baptized at Rhinebeck Flats)
married 30 March 1758 Leah Kortwright [Kortreght] (at Kingston?)
buried at Clove Cemetery, Sussex, Sussex County, New Jersey (U.S.A.), per Find-A-Grave (is this Jacob Rutsen DeWitt?)

Elizabeth DeWitt

MVDW 105
TGE 96. iii.
baptized 25 September 1738 - death date
marriage date and location
burial location

Maria DeWitt

MVDW 106
TGE 97. iv.
baptized 5 October 1740 - death date
marriage date and location
burial location

See alternate family tree, sometime correct, sometimes dubious, which offers more information, some of it from Canada, including (more details at linked page) Catrina DeWitt, b. 1742, Rheinbeck Flats, N.Y. As time permits, I can try to confirm some of this and add her and others, with further detail, to this site.

Heyleke DeWitt

MVDW 107
baptized 8 January 1744 - death date
marriage date and location
burial location


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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 Evans’s work, reprinted in 1886 up to the point where it left off in Volume XVIII of the Record, was continued in 1890 (Volume XXI, commencing on p. 185) with additional names and family numbering. The reprinted portion includes names of descendants to the fourth generation; the extension shows their descendants, the fifth generation, with considerable further biographical information on some. This later addition to Evans’s work (he also published details on other families that intermarried with DeWitts in Ulster County, including Crispells, Bruyns, and others) extended into Volume XXII (January 1891, pp. 3-6). (I include here links to some publicly available copies of the individual issue and articles from the Record, but a better way to get access to it and a wealth of other genealogical resources, in addition to supporting genealogical research in general, is to join the NYGBS itself.)

Marbletown, New York, baptism records at

No doubt the Rhinebeck Flats church records are around somewhere.

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.

See Genealogical and Family History of Central New York: A record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation, compiled under the editorial supervision of William Richard Cutter (1847-1918), a two-volume work republished 1974 by W.C. Cox & Co., Tucson, Arizona. This is available at (free registration required), and (in the 1912 original publication) at (including Volumes II and III), also via HathiTrust at the UPenn online book collection. Cutter also assembled genealogical and family histories for Western New York and for other states and locations. He does not footnote his sources or discuss them in depth, though he refers to some in text. He appears to have relied on a wide variety of secondary sources, some more accurate than others. Starting as early as Page 6 of Volume I of his voluminous work, he repeats (for example) the old inaccurate canard that Tjerck Claessen, from Ostfriesland, was a scion of the notable DeWitt family of the Netherlands. So Cutter’s claims should be taken with a grain of salt and verified from original contemporary sources before being believed, but the sketch he offers can be used as a guide for more definitive research.

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