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Early Dutch Family Ties - new book available
Posted by: Barbara Terhune (ID *****2884) Date: August 02, 2008 at 17:09:57
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Terhune - Van Sycklyn - Frelinghuysen and Others

This work is the product of many years of genealogy research, presenting major corrections to Terhune, Van Voorhees and Wyckoff genealogies, as well as additions to the early Terhunes of Gravesend and Flatlands It is a compendium of three disparate, yet related topics.

Terhune Genealogy – 1637 to 1850
Dutch Colony History – 1624 to 1710
Reformed Dutch Church History – 1628 to 1770


The Dutch revolted in 1689 (Leisler Rebellion) against the British; and ruled the colony for two years...establishing democratic representation...the FIRST American revolution????

Many Dutch colonists hated their Domines, who supported Britain in the 1689 revolt, and did not baptize their children in the church...

Jan Terhune, son of the immigrant surveyed and mapped Western Long Island in 1674...

The Reformed Dutch Church was in turmoil for 70 years over Domine Frelinghuysen and home rule...

Lord Cornwall, the British governor of New York in 1700 to 1708 was a transvestite and often wore women’s clothing in public...

The Dutch colony was ruled by a company, not the Netherlands government...

Peter Minuet, second colony governor, also started the Swedish colony in 1637...

Eva Terhune married Domine Frelinghuysen and their progeny became famous generals and politicians in the 19th Century and beyond...

Eva Terhune, wife of Domine Frelinghuysen, was the daughter of Jan Albertse Terhune and his second wife, Margrietje Van Sicklen , and she did NOT marry at age 12 or 13...

Roelof Janse Terhune’s wife was Marike Van Voorhees, NOT Marike Wyckoff. He was the son of Jan Albertse Terhune and his first wife, Annetje Roelofse Schenck.

It is fully sourced and supplemented with 18 pages of detailed endnotes.
133 pages with maps, illustrations and index
$15.00 plus shipping cost of $4.75

E-mail: Barbara Terhune

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