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Peter, Henry J. and Jemima Brink early 1800s NY
Posted by: Hilda Schantz (ID *****1912) Date: August 10, 2008 at 09:40:57
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Peter Brink b. perhaps about 1770, and Jacyomyntje (Jemima) McCaby/McKeeby b. about 1771, have two sons; baptismal records appear in the Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830. Dennis bp 1796 and John bp 1800.

Henry J. Brink b. 1763, son of Peter Brink b. 1734 and Aalida Middagh, is in Aurelius, Cayuga, NY in 1800; by 1804/05 he is in the Black Brook locality, Lot #46, Tyre, Seneca, New York.

Archibald, the last child of Henry J, and his first wife, is born about 1811. First Occupants of the Old Cemetery on the Nearpass Lot are the wife of George Nearpass and (the wife of?) Henry J. Brink. Likely this is the first wife of Henry J. Brink?

Living close by is Henry J.’s brother, Peter W. Brink b. 1761, his wife Anna De Grootvelt, and their children, Cornelius P. b. 1785 and wife Susan, and Elizabeth b. 1792 and husband, Elliot Rundel.

According to Rev. War Pension records, Henry J. m Jemima (--) 15 October 1816 at Phelps, NY, as his second wife. John Brink, b. 1802, eldest son of Henry J., states he has known Jemima since 1814 and was present at the marriage. Living in Phelps, Ontario, New York, is the family of John Brink b. 1758 and Blandina Westfall; John a possible brother to the Peter Brink b. abt. 1770, above.

Jemima brought a daughter, Laney Jane, into her marriage to Henry J. Records indicate Laney Jane is born, 1808 in New Jersey. Laney Jane marries Ebenezer Munson in 1828. They name one of their several children, “John Dennis.”

Is this Jemima the Jacomyntje McCaby/McKeeby who appears in the Minisink record with Peter Brink at the baptism of son Dennis in 1796? Her age is consistent. Dennis Brink is in close association with Henry J. Brink's children by his first wife, and also with the children/grandchildren of John Brink and Blandina Westfall of Phelps.

At least one of Dennis’ children is born in Tyre. On her marriage license to Wellington Russell, Dennis' daughter Elenore/Laney, gives her place of birth in 1827 as Tyre, Seneca, New York. In 1830 Dennis is in Port Bay, Wayne, NY with Reuben W., son of John and Blandina and Reuben’s son, John. By 1840, Dennis is in Wayne County, Michigan with children of Henry J., and John and Blandina’s families.

Can anyone help prove or disprove that this Jemima, Henry J.’s second wife, is Jacomyntje McKeeby/McCaby and the mother of Dennis? I have not found a record of the 1808 birth in N.J. of Laney, daughter of Jemima, which might help.

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