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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:26 PM

NYT piece on a branch of my family

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/07/22/nyregion/20110722-family-tree.html

This is an oldish story, but so exciting for me to just find as i'm a direct descendant.

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Reply NYT piece on a branch of my family (Original post)
shanti Jan 2013 OP
kdmorris Jan 2013 #1
shanti Jan 2013 #2
kdmorris Jan 2013 #3
shanti Jan 2013 #4
kdmorris Jan 2013 #5
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #8
grasswire Jan 2013 #6
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2013 #7

Response to shanti (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:15 AM

1. I'm a direct descendent too

They only go through the lineage of two of his children, but I'm descended through his son Pieter, who married Hester Webbers Oct 10, 1666.

Then Pieter's son, Abraham (born July 28, 1672), who married Lucretia Bogardus Oct 8, 1704. (in New York)
Their daughter, Hester (born July 17, 1718) married Arien Van Shaick Nov9, 1741. (in New York)
Their daughter, Rachel Van Shaick (born March 9, 1752) married Alexander Buchanan on Feb 24, 1772. (in Kentucky)
Their son, Simeon Buchanan (born Jun 30, 1789) married Amelia Spaulding on Aug 30, 1808. (in Kentucky)
Their son, William Spaulding Buchanan (born Feb 09, 1811) married Elenor Tabor on Dec 30, 1835. (in Kentucky)
Their daughter, Martha Jane Elenor Buchanan (born May 16, 1848) married James Knox Polk Driskill on Nov 24, 1865. (in Missouri)
Their daughter, Arminda Driskill (born Apr 01, 1878) married William Delbert Carbaugh on Sep 23, 1898. (in Missouri)
Their son, Herbert Delbert Carbaugh (born Jul 17, 1899) married Alice Nihart in ~April, 1922. (in Missouri)
Their son, Delbert Herbert Carbaugh (born Jun 17, 1923) was my grandfather.

I LOVE genealogy. Most of the original church records from the Albany area are online somewhere, if you need baptism records, etc.

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:36 PM

2. hey cousin!

Last edited Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:05 PM - Edit history (1)

apparently, there are around 200,000 of us my van dusen line ends here, as there were no male Van Dusens since Daniel, my gg grandfather. he did have two brothers though. They certainly were a prolific bunch!

*edited for privacy*

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Response to shanti (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:28 AM

3. I bet anyone who came to America in the 1600's

and had a six or seven kids who lived to adulthood (not an easy fete back then) has 200,000 descendents living now. I just love how, the further back I go, the more the fact that "we are all related" hits home for me

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:53 AM

4. genealogy is like

a big history lesson for me, as i read the stories. what i can't imagine is spitting out kid after kid, and then watching them die. it seems the majority of families had children who never reached adulthood...

as i work on my tree, and the tree of my first (ex) husband (for my kids), i've found instances where we actually share an ancestor. so yes, we ARE all related!

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Response to shanti (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:55 PM

5. I found out that my husband is my 7th cousin on my mother's side

His White's stayed in Ohio County, Kentucky, while my family moved on to Missouri.

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:17 PM

8. I found out my parents (both now deceased) were 8th cousins.

If you have ANY roots in colonial New England you are probably related in some way to everybody else who also has colonial New England roots, lol.

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Response to shanti (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:08 AM

6. history lesson, yes

This week I have followed three of my family surnames back a thousand years or more, and have enough *entertainment* to last for months of reading and study! I found earls, barons, knights, ladies, queens and kings. Also a viking nicknamed "Head Cleaver". I hadn't known anything about the early kings of Finland, but they are my direct kin. This must be the world's best hobby. And only $34.95/month.

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Response to shanti (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:19 PM

7. Interesting

I had a look and I have a somewhat distantish connection to these Van Dusens--one of my ancestors was a French Huguenot called Isaac Seloivre, who went to Flanders in the 17th century; his children ended up in New Amsterdam--his daughter Susannah, my eighth great-grandmother, married a Pieter de Coninck, and son, also Isaac (spelt "Selover" in America), married a Judith Waldron (whose sister, Annetjie, married Isaac van Duersen).

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