BAKER FAMILY HISTORY
THE NEW YORK JOHN GEE LINE
THE ANCESTORS OF STEWARD BAKER
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THIS PAGE IS A COMPILATION OF MATERIALS THAT I HAVE FOUND ON MY GEE
LINE PRESENTED ALONG WITH MY OWN PERSONAL RESEARCH.
USE AS A RESEARCH AID IN YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND ALL FACTS GIVEN SHOULD BE VERIFIED.
This family ancestry was compiled several years ago for my family and as such, it was not originally intended to be put on the Internet. Since many of my inquiries from the Internet are about the Gee family, I am including this chapter in hopes that it will help other Gee researchers. As of this date March 8, 2005 I am including only those individuals that are my direct ancestors their children and grandchildren. This site information is basically a compilation taken from books, newspapers, many distant cousins and the Internet and over the years, some of the sources have been mislaid. It is not my intent to claim this work as my own and if anyone should recognize his own work being reproduced here without the proper credit please accept my apologies and do contact me with the correct source information and URL [if you have one] so that I may give you proper credit.
I owe a special debt of gratitude to the following Gee cousins that contributed much of this material:
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Nov. 3, 2006
My name is Barbara Gee, the widow of Robert Gee who wrote the comprehensive article in the NYG & B on the Gee Family of Westchester County (April 1982, etc.). Was helping to teach a computer class today and googled Bob's name as an example. Your website came up and forgive me if I sound peckish, but I was stunned to see a lot of his article reproduced almost word for word there and sounding as if it was your research - do know there was at least one reference to his article. Guess I have a problem with your copyright of material that is already copyrighted by a professional organization. But on to the most jawdropping thing! Bob spent years and years on his Gee line and was still actively trying to link up to the immigrant John Gee who we assumed came from England in the mid-1600's. His research showed that there were at least 250 potential candidates for this John. We spent a few days in Manchester, England near Gee Cross where the family might have originated, but were never able to make the connection. His primary focus was on families that included a Joseph, since he named his first son Joseph. Know that research tools have become much more user friendly and more information has become available in the last ten years so you may have found something he missed. I would dearly LOVE to know where you found the information on Thomas Gee as the father of "our John". Don't mean to sound maudlin, but in his last few days, Bob promised to somehow let me know who John Gee was - a book falling off the library shelf, a dream of where to check for records - crazy things like that. Maybe you're that book! Hope so!
Anyway, would be very interested in the source of the Thomas information. Good luck with all your research - it's a fun hobby.
Nov. 5, 2006
"Much of the following information was found in "The Gee Family of Westchester and Dutchess Counties, NY. by Robert E. Gee., The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 113 (April 1982) pp. 65-72; (July 1982) pp. 133-139; (October 1982) pp. 213 - 219; vol. 114 (January 1983) pp. 19-22. As more resources have become available since this publication in 1983, other researchers may have cleared up some of the assumptions. Mr. Gee was actively working on tracing the immigrant John Gee's connection to England, but was never able to confirm the identity of John's parents from among the many candidates."
Source: Barbara Gee
I've been wondering about the THOMAS GEE/ KATHERINE CONSTABLE connection
to our 1635 JOHN GEE and asked LeAnn Weller if she had any data to support that possibility. She wrote "Mom [Edna Weller] & I hired a researcher with the Genealogical Division of the Hull Public Library. He was able to confirm the child's birth, & the marriage in the original records. However, he could not find anything as to whether the child lived or died. He also searched other documents and found indications that Thomas Gee's heir was not John Gee. This info made him suspicious that the John Gee child died.
However, there is no "proof" that the 2 John Gees are or are not the same individual. At this point I would not consider Thomas our John Gee's parent." I'm wondering if it's an error that's been perpetuated since it got into the LDS records?
THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GEE
1. UNKNOWN GEE. He
1665: John Gee first appeared as a landowner in Eastchester, Westchester County, NY in 1665. He was among those residents of Hutchinson's Book who signed the Twenty Seven Articles of Agreement written in 1665.
1695: John served in the army on the frontier at Albany in the Eastchester Company of Major Schoiler (Schuyler?), on the frontier at Albany, and was discharged on 1or 9 May 1695.
31 January 1698, John Gee signed the Oath to the King at
Eastchester. His name appears on 13 historical
Westchester County Miscellanea, Liber C, P. 300,
served in the army on the "frontier at Albany" in the Eastchester co. of
"Major Schoyler" for which he received a discharge certificate on 1 May
The Gee Family
Genealogical Society Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Index card call #
A9B4 pp. 4-7.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF
"In the name of God, Amen.
March 14, 1715. I, Joseph Gee, of Westchester, Westchester County,
mason, being sick. I leave to my wife Abigail, 1/3 of all moveables,
and the use of my house and that part of my land that is on the west side
of the road that goeth to Mile Square, during her widowhood, if the time
of her widowhood shall not exceed the time of my son John's coming of
age. I leave to my son John, my house and barn, and all my land on
the west side of the above road, when he is of age. I leave my son
Joseph, all that parcel of land on the east side of the said road,
adjoining the land of Isaac Taylor. Also a 10 pound privilege
right. I leave to my son William, a certain parcel of land, lying
adjoining to the land of Henry Fowler, Jr., and the land of Edmond
Tompkins. Also a 10 pound privilege right. To my son Moses, a
certain parcel of salt meadow lying adjoining the meadow of John Drake,
sr., and the meadow of John Stanton. Also a 10 pound privilege
right. To my son John, 15 punds, and a 10 pound privilege
right. I make Noah Barton and Moses Hunt, executors.
Notes for SARAH
William Gee had a close business relationship with Charles
DeRosselle. Both were living in Eastchester when on 24 August 1734
they jointly promised to pay John Bowne for an unknown
William married Catherine DeRosselle or Rossell, dau.
Of Charles and Evis (Sherwood) DeRosselle, granddaughter of John and Mary
(Johnson) DeRosselle, who came from England and settled in Newtown, Long
Island in 1669. No proof of the existence of a daughter of Charles
has been found. The following provided the likelihood that Catherine
did indeed exist.
The History of Orange County NY Philadelphia 1881 relates a
story of "Aunt Sally" who didn't want the hated redcoats to have her
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