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Esopus Wars

Esopus Wars

Wikipedia:

The Esopus Wars were two localized conflicts between the indigenous Esopus tribe of Lenape Indians and colonialist New Netherlanders during the latter half of the 17th century in what is now Ulster County, New York. Like many other wars during the colonial period, at bottom they were the result of competition between […]

Decker family & DNA

USING DNA TO ESTABLISH THE PATERNITY OF TWO UNDOCUMENTED SONS OF JAN BROERSEN DECKER OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK

 

by Wayne R. Decker, Ph.D.*Jan Broersen Decker settled in the Dutch colony of New Netherlands in the mid-1600s and has many descendants. There is uncertainty, however, concerning some of his children. Was Cornelius Janse Decker, for […]

Decker (disambiguation)

Patriots and Slave Holders: the Pennsylvania you Never Knew

One of the more useful published histories I’ve come across while researching this time and place is the three volume A history of Wilkes-Barré, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from its first beginnings to the present time. Oscar Jewell Harvey, 1909.1The book is available to be read online at archive.org, here. jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_1992_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_1992_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: […]

The Minisink

Eleanor Decker (EEG’s 5x great grandmother) was born in 1756 — exactly two hundred years exactly before I was born — in the Minisink Valley, specifically in Walpack, Sussex County, New Jersey. She married Cornelius Ennis (a veteran of the Revolutionary War) on 22 Sep 1781, had three kids, and died in 1791 at just […]

Quick-Decker-Ennis-Westfall families connect in two generations

Margriete Decker’s sister Heyltje married a Schoonmaker; her daughter Elizabeth married an Ennis; son Cornelius married a Westfall. The men of these families served in wars together.

Thomas Quick and Margriet(e) Decker married on 22 December 1713 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Thomas and Margaret settled in Shippekonk (now Montague), Sussex, New Jersey […]