NEW YORK STORIES (before the wall)
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Shorto, Russell. (2005). The Island At The Center Of The World The Epic Story Of Dutch Manhattan And The Forgotten Colony That Shaped America. New York: Vintage Books A Division of Random House, Inc.
According to Shorto, Sarah Rapalje, born in 1625, daughter of Joris Rapalje and Catalina Trico, claimed to be the “first born christian daughter of New Netherland” in what is now New York City. (p. 41)
Sarah Rapalje may have been the first daughter born in the colony, but the following item shows she wasn’t the first child:
Hoff, Henry B., ed. (1987). Genealogies of Long Island Families From The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Volume I Albertson—Polhemius. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (p. 280)
The Labadists were followers of Jean de Labadie (1610–1674), a former Jesuit priest, leader of a French Protestant movement.
Christina Vigne, sister to Jan Vigne, married Dirck Volckertsen (or Holgerson), a Norwegian. They were 2nd great-grandparents of Abraham Fulkerson. He was born 1739 and baptized at the Readington (New Jersey) Dutch Reformed Church on 18 May 1740, the youngest child of Volkert Volkerse and Dinah van Lieuvin (daughter of Frederick Van Leeuwen and Dinah Jans).
Abraham Fulkerson served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Lt. Reese Bowen’s Company, Washington Co., VA militia under Col. William Campbell, and saw action at the Battle of King’s Mountain, South Carolina, on 7 Oct 1780. His home, built about 1783 in present-day Scott Co., VA is in the National Register of Historic Places.
A superb website about Abraham Fulkerson is: http://www.fulkerson.org/abraham.html
My line to Dirck Volkertsen is as follows:
(1) DIRCK HOLGERSON/VOLKERTSEN m. CHRISTINE VIGNE (dau. of Guillame Vigne & Adrienne Cuvelier) (2) VOLKERT DIRCKSE b. 15 Nov 1643 m. ANNETJE PHILLIPS (dau. of Phillip Langelans) (3) DIRCK VOLKERSE b. 1667 m. 27 Sep 1691 MARIA DEWITT (dau. of Peter De Witt & Sarah Albertse) (4) VOLKERT VOLKERSE b. 1692 m. DINAH VAN LIEUVIN b. 9 Dec 1694 (dau. of Frederick Van Leeuwen & Dinah Jans) (5) ABRAHAM FULKERSON bp. 18 May 1740 d. ca. Apr 1822 m. 2 Jul 1766 in Rowan Co. NC SARAH GIBSON (6) ELIZABETH FULKERSON m. PEYTON WILCOX (7) PEYTON MILTON WILCOX m. MINERVA JANE DUNCAN (dau. of Joseph Duncan & Elizabeth Peters)
Thompson, Laila Fulkerson. (1979). A History Of The Fulkerson Family From 1630 To The Present (in two volumes). Bakersfield, CA: The Author.
The New Netherland Project of the New Netherland Institute is translating 12,000 pages of documents relating to the Dutch colony:
This is a great website for those interested in exploring New York before it was New York.