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November 18, 2020

The Van Alstyne Family of New York

 My 8th great-grandfather, Jan MARTENSE (Jan s/o Marten) was also known as Jan DE WEVER (the weaver) in Colonial New York. He is the immigrant ancestor of the VAN ALSTYNE family. 

His wife was identified as Dirkje (sometimes written as Dirckien) Harmensdr. (or Harmense, meaning daughter of Harmen) BOERTGENS, in a notorial paper dated 24 May 1658 at Amsterdam.

I have found baptism and marriage records as well as notarial records for the family in the Netherlands.Continue reading at The Van Alstyne Family of New York

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Interesting.. I am the great grand daughter of Bertha May Van Alstyne who was born in Clarksville, NY in 1880. She married Arthur Orville Blessing.
Her daughter, my grandmother, was Jessie Weaver Blessing.