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What is With Those Tuttles?

Article: What Is It With Those Tuttles?

Author: Sybil Smith Ancestry Magazine. May/June 1995. 13.3: 4

On an April evening in 1676, one Elizabeth [Note: Matthews as her maiden surname is not established] Tuttle, a widow, age sixty-seven or thereabouts, was sitting in her chair by the fire. She had a comfortable house in New […]

Hans Weber 1624 – 1649 : I01565

1 Sep 1649. Power of attorney from Anthony Bermoeda to Hans Weber. Source: New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Secretary of the Province. Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1660. Series A0270-78. Volume 3, documents 64a - 64b-c, side 1. to receive his share of the prize Tobasco

Hans Weber was born in the Netherlands, immigrated to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, was appointed Captain at Arms to the garrison at Fort Amsterdam on September 28, 1647, and had a daughter who married into the Kortright family. And he died at a very young age. That is all we would know about […]

Reprobates Renegades Rebels

Detail. Georges de La Tour, The Fortune Teller. Click to see the entire painting at Wikipedia.

Benjamin Tuttle (1629-1676) murdered his sister Sarah with an axe. The Tuttle family was socially prominent, but plagued by mental illness and violence. See the Tuttle family wikipage.

Carlo Lippi (1766-1826) killed a political rival outside of […]

Winifred King Benham 1637 – 1697 :I00425

From the trial of Katherine Harrison of Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1669.

I am quite pleased to have an ancestor who was tried for witchcraft in 17th century New England, specifically in Wallingford, Connecticut, especially because she survived the accusations and was acquitted. Many people lost their lives to witchcraft hysteria, but this 9x […]

Grietjen Westercamp Gerritsen

Grietjen Westercamp (Grietjen is a Dutch diminutive for the name Margaret) was born in New Amsterdam to Hendrick Jansz Westercamp and Femmetie Alberts in 1642. Like most women of her time and place she faced many hardships, and in fact, survived some experiences that most did not.

The houses in the Wiltwyck area probably […]