Notes for: Cornelius Cozine, Rev.

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In the J. D. Robinson manuscript on the Cozine family, it says that "The Cosyn name had it's beginnings in France and there are Dutch Church records showing the name in Holland as far back as 1500." Dorothy A. Koenig (dkoenig at library.berkeley.edu), the editor of "New Netherland Connections" wrote that Russell Gasero had a little information on Reverend Cozine in his Historical Directory of the Reformed Church in America. On page 46 we learn that [Rev.] Cornelius Cozine (aka Casine) was born on Long Island, New York, on November 4, 1718. He went to New Jersey in 1751 and became the pastor at Conewago [York County], PA, where he served from 1772 to 1788. The date November 4, 1718 is the one also given in Mrs. E. T. Dorr's book on the Cozine family. No original sources are given in either book for this birth date. In another message, about Cornelius' parents, Dorothy added, "I quoted the new David William Voorhees edition of the Flatbush records. Jacobus Cosyn and Aefje Amak received a certificate at Flatbush on 2 Feb 1707, and they were married the same day in the Manhattan Dutch Church where their marriage is of record." Sherron Westerfield (a long-time researcher and a member of the board Harrodsburg, Kentucky Historical Society) told me that the source for Jacob's first marriage is in NYC DRC Marriage Records, page 106. (She says that this does NOT say that Aefje was the mother of Cornelius.) It was in the same New York City Dutch Church that their son "Gerret" was baptized on October 23, 1709. The witnesses were Samuel Shahaan and Neeltje Cosijn, his wife. Later, Dorothy Koenig wrote another message clarifying that Aeltie was indeed the mother of Cornelius: And, yes, Aeltje Van Wyck must have been the mother of the Cornelis Jacobsz Cosyn born in 1718. We can draw this conclusion from the will of Gerrit Janszen Van Couwenhoven, Aeltje Van Wyck's first husband. Gerrit wrote his will on 6 April 1711. He refers to himself as Geritt Cowenhoven, son of John Gerittse Van Cowenhoven and goes on to say, "I leave to my wife Aeltie and my son John all estate real and personal, either in Kings County or elsewhere. My executors, if they see cause, may sell all houses and lands at Bushwyck in Kings County. I make my wife and my brother Nicesimus Cowenhoven, and Theodorus Van Wyck, executors. The will was proved 3 November 1712, and the editor of the will abstracts has added the notation, "Altie Cowenhoven being then the wife of Jacobus Cosine." (NY Abstracts of Wills, 2:121) Philip Van Wyck's article, "The First Generation of Van Wycks in America", that appeared in the March 1988 issue of "de Halve Maen" lists the children of Cornelis Barentszen Van Wyck and his wife, Anna Polhemius, but it says nothing about whom these children married. Their children were Theodorus 17 Sep 1668 Marritje about 1670 Johannes 17 Jan 1677 AELTIE 5 Oct 1679 Anna 9 Jul 1682 Elizabeth 16 Jan 1685 Adriaentje 9 Sep 1688 ...Since Aeltje Van Wyck was married to her second husband, Jacobus Cosyn, before 3 Nov 1712, she must have been the mother of the Cornelis born in 1718. end of message Sherron Westerfield said that the source for the marriage between Aeltje Van Wyck and Jacob Cozine is in First Generation of Van Wyck in America, by Philip VanWyck (in de Halve Maen, v. 61:1:9). However, I think this would have to contradict what is said above - that nothing is said in the Van Wyck article about who the children of Cornelius Van Wyck married. Here is some more information I received off of the Dutch Colonies mailing list at Rootsweb from a Margery _____. She appears to have Cornelius' will. Margery wrote this: His children were: - Peter Cozine, born 3 Sep 1744, died 8 Aug 1799, mar Willempe Wyckoff 26 Jan 1769 - Aeltie "Aunty" Cozine, born say 1747, mar. Simon Vanasdal - Lammentje "Lune" Cozine born say 1749, mar. John Bodine - Anne/Annetje Cozine, bp 16 Sep 1750, Flatbush, mar. Barnet Smock - Cornelius Jr. born say 1753, Flatbush, mar. Maria Brouer - Jannetje Jane Cozine, bp 14 Jun 1753 -- possible twin of Cornelius, mar. Luke Vanasdal - Elizabeth Cozine, bp. 22 May 1737, Readington, mar. Peter Banta - Femmetje Ufemy Cozine, bp. 9 Dec 1759, Readington, mar James Westervelt - John Hohannes, bp. 9 Mar 1762, Raritan; mar. Annatie Smock - Maria Cozine, bp. 7 Oct 1764, Readington; mar. Abraham Brokaw - Garret Gerard Cozine, bp. 15 Nov 1766, Readington; mar. Margrieta Lyn/Lys end of message Margery (Emfreas at cs.com) later wrote: As for Cornelius, Jr., nothing much is known of him but it is rather obvious from the will that he is either deceased, had left the area, or is decidedly out of favor with his father. The will gives 1/4 of his share of the remainder of the estate to the children of dec. son Peter. It also mentions that Dennis Buys is to have "the real estate where my son Cornelius formerly lived containing one hundred and eighty one acer and one half...agreeable to the Article of Agreement between the said Dennis Buys and myself." A Cornelius was a land owner in Mercer County, KENTUCKY in 1790 and 1797 as was Garret Cozine. I have not followed this line to the point of knowing if this was Cornelius, Jr. or another, but who? Peter Cozine had a son Cornelius about 1770 or 1771, and would have been only 20 in 1790. It could have been him. His step-father Abraham Voorhees, signed the petition for land in KENTUCKY but appears not to have gone there. Only brothers John and Garret had sons named Cornelius and they were born 1785 and 1786, far too young to be the Cornelius in Kentucky. We know Cornelius, Jr. was living in Conewago on July 13, 1783, because he bp. a son Cornelius there on that date. His father's will was written 5 Aug 1786 so, whatever happened to the relationship happened in the ensuing 3 years. My gut feeling is that he had died and his father arranged for the sale of his land for the widow. He had 4 very young children so it is odd, if that is so, that he directed 1/4 of Cornelius' inheritance to the three sons and a daughter of dec. son Peter, but at least 2 of these children were somewhat older. No will seems to exist for Cornelius, Jr. end of message Here is Cornelius' will: From: "Ken Heindl" dls at hawaii.rr.com The Will of CORNELIUS COSINE 1718-1788 IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEAN I Cornelius Cosine of Strabann Township in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania being weak of body but of sound mind and Memory and caling to mind the Mortalety of Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die; Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in Mannar and form following that is to Say Principaly and first of all,I recommend my Soul to the hand of God and my Body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the Discreation of my Executors and so touching such Estate as it hath Please God to blif me with in this Life. I give Bequeath and dispose of in Manner and form following, Viz. First of all, I order and allow all Just Debts and fumeral expences to be paid out of my Estate, Imprimis I have and Bequith to my loving wife MARY hir Choice of all my Beds with its furniture, and One hundred Pounds Lawful money of the State affor said to be paid to hir as soon as it can be raised, out of my Estate; which is to be Considered as hir full Dower of my Estate Rail and Personal Also I lave and bequith unto my sons JOHN and GARARD each of them one Wagon and two Horses such as my Executors shall think Proper. Also I lave and Bequith to my Daughter AUNTY intermaried with SIMON VONASDAL the sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. Also I lave and Bequith unto my daughter LUME intermaried with JOHN BODINE the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. Also I lave and bequith unto my daughter ANNE intermarried with BARNET SMOCK the Sum of eighty Pounds lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. Also I lave and Bequith to my Daughter JANE intermaried with LUKE VANASDAL the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. Also I lave and Bequith to my Daughter UFEMY intermaried with JAMES WESTBELT the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. Also I lave and Bequith to me Daughter MARY Intermarried with ABRAM BROCA the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. Also I lave and Bequith to me Daughter ELIZABETH intermaried with PETER BANTA the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. Also I order and allow that each and every of the above Sums to be paid to my Daughters above named out of my Estate Real and Personal at the Discretion of my Executors, so as not to exceed six year untill the hole is paid. Also I lave and bequith to the four childring of my Son PETTER CONSINE deceased the one fourth of the remainder of my Estate Rail and Personal and Forty six Pounds thirteen shilling and sic pence over and above the afforsaid one fourth to then and their Heirs to be divided as Nearly equal as Passable between Mail and Fenal as I have divided among my Sons and daughters. Also I lave and Bequith to my son CORNELIUS the one fourth of the remainder of my Estate Real and Personal ( except one Hundred forty Pounds) to be take from his one forth and added to the children of PETER CONINIE deceased as afford saide JOHN CONIME and GARARD to him and his Heirs. Also I lave and bequith to my So_ JOHN the one fourth of the remainder oil my Estate Real and Personal, and Forty Six Pounds thirteen Shilling and sic pence ove and above the one forth Afforesaid and the Wagon and Horses afforementioned to him and his Heirs. Also I lave and Bequith to my son GARARD the one fourth part of the remainder of my Estate Real and Personal, and fourty six Pounds thirteen shillings and Six pence over and above the one fourth afforesadi and the Wagon and two Horses afforementioned to him and his Heirs. And it is also my will that if any of the children of my Son Peter, deceased afforesaid should die while Miners that ones Share to be divide to and among the Surviving Brothers and Sisters. Also I do order and Allow that ELIZABETH VENORDIR shall have an Out Let as my Executors shall think she hath earend Also I do order and allow that my Executors hereafter named do make, Seal and Deliver a good and sufficient Deed of Conveyance of that part of my Real Estate where my son CORNELIUS formerly lived Containing one hundred and eighty one acer and one half to DENNIS BUYS his Heirs and Asseigns, Agreeable to the artiele of Agreament Between the said DENNIS BUYS and MYSELF and the paid conveyance to be as sufficient as if I myself had mad it. Also I do order and allow that the hole of my Estate Both Real and Personal be put to Seal at the discreation of my Executors, And Lastly I do order Constitute and appoint FRANCIS CASART, GEORGE WILLIAMSON and DAVID BEATY ESQ. to be my hole and Sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Revoaking and Disanuling all other Wils and Instruments of Writing, Ratifying and Confirming this my Last Will and Testement In Witness wherof I put my hand and Seal the fifth Day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six. Sugned Sealed and Published PETER CANNINE ROELEF BRINKERHOF JACOB BRINLERHOH Before me JACOB BARNITZ Esquire Register of Probate of Wills and granting of Letter of Administration in and for the county of York in the State of Pennsylvania. Personally came ROELEF BRINKERHOF and JACOB BRINKERHOF two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of writing and on their Solemn Oath do severally say, that they were personally present and Saw and Heard the foregoing named CORNELIUS COSINE mark unto and Seal and publish the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of doing therof he said CORNELIUS COSINE was sound disposing Mind, Memory and unerstanding to the best of their knowledge, and belief and that they subscribed their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of the said testator and at his request and also in the presence of each other, and farther that they also saw PETER CANINE the other witness subscribe his name thereto as a Witness at the same time. JACOB BRINKERHOF ROELEF BRINKERHOF Sworn and subscribed before me at York the 30th day of August 1786 JACOB BARNITZ Register MEMORANDUM that letters testamentary in Common form were granted unto FRANCIS CASART, GEORGE WILLIAMSON, and DAVID BEATY Esq. of the Estate of the Rev. CORNELIUS COSINE deceadsed. Inventory to be exhibted into the Register's office on the thirtieth day of September next and as account or reckening on the thirtieth day August 1787 or when legally required. Given uner my hand and seal of office, the 30th day of August 1786. end of will and administrations Here following is the will as it was typed up word-for-word by Sherron Westerfield: In the name of God, Amean. I, Cornelius Cosine, of Strabann Township, in the County of York, and State of Pennsylvania, being weak of body but of sound mind and Memory and caling to mind the Mortality of the Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die; Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in mannar and form following that is to Say Principaly and first of all, I recommend my Soul to the Hand of God and my Body to the earth to be buried in a Christianlike and decent manner, at the Discretion of my Executors and so touching such Estate as it hath Pleased God to bliss me with, in this Life, I give, Bequeath and dispose of in manner and form following, viz. First of all, I order and allow all Just Debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my Estate. Imprimis. I lave and Bequith to my loving wife Mary (?) hir choice of all my Beds with its furniture, and One hundred Pounds Lawful money of the State afforesaid to be paid to hir as soon as it can be raised out of my Estate; which is to be Considered as her full Dower of my Estate Rail and Personal. Also I lave and bequith unto my Sons John and Garard each of them one Wagon and two Horses such as my Executors shall think Proper. - Also I lave and Bequith to my Daughter Aunty intermaried with Simon Vonasdal the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. - Also I lave and Bequith unto my daughter Lune intermaried with John Bodine the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. - Also I lave and bequith unto my daughter Anne intermarried with Barnet Smock the Sum of eighty Pounds lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. - Also I lave and Bequith to my Daughter Jane intermaried with Luke Vonasdal the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to Hir and hir Heirs. - Also I lave and Bequith to my Daughter Ufemy intermaried with James Westerbelt the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. - Also I lave and bequith to my Daughter Mary intermarried with Abraham Broca the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. - Also I lave and Bequith to my Daughter Elizabeth intermaried with Peter Banta the Sum of eighty Pounds Lawful money to hir and hir Heirs. - Also I order and allow that each and every of the above Sums to be paid to my Daughters abovenamed out of my Estate Real and Personal at the Discretion of my Executors, so as not to exceed six years untill the hole is paid. - Also I lave and bequith to the four Childring of my Son Petter Consine deceased the one fourth of the remainder of my Estate Rail and Personal and Forty six Pounds thirteen shilling and Six pence over and above the afforesaid one fourth to them and their Heirs to be divided as Nearly equal as possable between Mail and Fenal as I have divided among my Sons and daughters. - Also I lave and Bequith to my Son Cornelious the one fourth of the remainder of my Estate Real and Personal (excepting one Hundred and forty Pounds) to be take from his one fourth and aded to the Children of Peter Conine deceased as afforesaid John Conine and Garard, to him and his Heirs. - Also I lave and bequith to my Son John the one fourth of the remainder of my Estate Real and Personal; and Forty Six Pounds thirteen Shilling and Six pence ove and above the one forth afforesaid and the Wagon and Horses afforementioned to him and his Heirs. - Also, I lave and Bequith to my Son Garaard the one fourth part of the remainder of my Estate Real and Personal, and forty six pounds thirteen shillings and Six pence over over and above the one fourth afforesaid And the Wagon and two Horses afforementioned to him and his Heirs. And it is also my Will that if any of the Children of my Son Peter deceased afforesaid should died while Miners that ones Share to be devide to and among the Surviving Brothers and Sisters. Also I do order and allow that Elizabeth Venorder shall have an Out Set as my Executors shall think She hath earend. Also I do order and allow that my Executors hereafter named do make, Seal and Deliver a good and sufficient Deed of Conveyance of that part of my Real Estate where my Son Cornelius formerly lived Containing one hundred and eighty one acer and one half to Dennis Buys his Heirs and Assigns, Agreeable to the Article of Agreament Between the said Dennis Buys and myself. And the Said Conveyance to be as Sufficient as if I myself had mad it. Also I do order and allow that the hole of my Estate Both Real and Personal be put to Seal at the discretion of my Executors. And Lastly I do order Constitute and appoint Francis Casart, George Williamson and David Beaty Esq. to be my hole and Sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Revoaking and Disanuling all other Wils and Instruments of Writing, Ratifying and Confirming this my Last Will and Testement. In Witness wherof I have put my Hand and Seal the fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and eighty Six. Signed Sealed and Published ~ Cornelios Cosine {his mark} SEAL. In the Presents of us: {signed} Peter Cannine, Roelef Brinkerhof, Jacob Brinkerhof" The above transcription of the handwritten original includes all misspellings and errors of punctuation that were in the original - S. Westerfield. It appears that Mary, Rev. Cozine's wife, married again after his death. This comes from a note by Rev. Dr. Demarest, the pastor at the Presbyterian Church at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I believe he is the one to have found the Conewago baptisms. After going through some papers from the church, he said this about Mary Cozine not being able to write: "Nothing in the church of this history has perplexed me more than to imagine a reason, why Rev. Cornelius Cozine should not have employed a few leisure hours (they were not hurried times like these) teaching his good wife---she was soon after able to obtain a second husband--to do better than affix her sign manual, which I have discovered, was all that she could do." end of will and administrations Concerning Cornelius' birth date, Howard Swain (hswain at ix.netcom.com) wrote the following: Some people have mentioned that Rev. Cornelius Cozine was bp. 4 Nov 1718 at Bushwick. I may have missed it, but I haven't seen anyone be able to come up with a primary source for that. My interest is due to my hope of learning of a hitherto unknown (at least to me) source of baptisms or births for that area and time period. I have not been able to find a primary source, either. However, I have found a published reference to the 4 Nov 1718 date. It is in: 1978 Supplement to the 1976 Bicentennial Register of Pedigrees of Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, published by The Society for the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy. In addition to the various lineages submitted by members, there is a section in the back containing sketches of the colonial clergy. P. 591 has: "COZINE (COSINE), REV. CORNELIUS, b. Long Island, NY 4 Nov 1718; sett. New Jersey, c.1751; was living in Somerset County, NJ, 1762; sett. Conewago (Adams), PA, 1772-1788; Dutch Ref." (This is almost identical with what Dorothy posted on the 16th from a different secondary source.) It is not clear who wrote the above, but the preface to the 1976 book says: "The history of the clergy herein has been taken from Dr. Weis's books." That would be Rev. Frederick Lewis Weis, ThD., who wrote several books on the colonial clergy. Those interested might want to check the books of Dr. Weis. Eg. The Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies: New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, 1628-1776; 1957. end of message Here is a message I received about the idetification of the Mary Brewers who married the Rev. Cornelius Cozine and his son, Cornelius, Jr.: Subject: Fw: [D-Col] More on the Cozines Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 From: Sherron Westerfield "sherronw at searnet.com" When Cornelius wrote his will in 1786, he called his wife Mary. No records have been found of when his wife Antje died (some researchers say < 1775). No record of his marriage to Mary have been found. According to Rev. J. J. Demarest (1884), "His wife, Maria Brewer, was the daughter of one of the colonists. She, upon his death, went to Haverstraw, New York where she married David S. Demarest of Hackensack, NJ." Also, {Rev. Demarest} "In 1790 Mary Cosine, then became Mary Demarest by a second marriage, appeared before Peter Harring, County Clerk of Hackensack, NJ, and obtained the appointment of Jacob Brinkerhoff as her attorney in the settlement of the estate of her first husband in York County, Pennsylvania." I can find no record of her Demarest marriage in the Demarest family genealogy, but perhaps a more thorough search of records at Haverstraw or Hackensack will reveal something. In the DRC Hackensack marriage records there is recorded the marriage of Maritjen Brouwers to Pieter Herdewey, banns posted 19 Feb 1738. Could that be this woman's first marriage? Anyone researching her specifically may want to track this down. Most of this information has been under my nose all this time. I simply had not fit the pieces of the puzzle together. I had two women in my records by the name of Maria/Mary Brouwer. But could not see their relationship until I entered more Brouwer data into my computer records. This is one time that going back a couple of generations even though it is not my direct line has really paid off. Among the children of Abraham Brouwer and Lea Demarest were Rachel, who was the first wife of Hendrick "Henry" Banta; Daniel, Peter, and Marytje "Maria." (a) Henry Banta, his second wife, and many children, (b) Daniel and his wife, Maritie Konig, and their eight children with families, (c) Peter, and his wife, and (d) Marytje "Maria's" two sons, Jan and Abraham Westervelt, and perhaps a widowed Maria, all went to Conewego Colony, and then moved on to Mercer County, Kentucky. Daniel Brouwer's daughter, Marya, undoubtedly was the one who married 1st Cornelius Cosyn, Jr., 2nd Davidt Demaree, and 3rd Samuel Demaree Jr. (1) Marya and Cornelius, Jr. were married at Conewago, and they had four children baptized there. When Cornelius Jr. died, Daniel Brewer (her father) was appointed by the court to be guardian of the children. After Daniel died, the husband of Marya's sister Susanna (Samuel Demaree) and Marya's new husband and step-father to the four children, Samuel Demaree, Jr. (the two Samuels were third cousins), were appointed in Daniel's place. (2) Evidently Marya returned to Bergen County, NJ after Cornelius Jr.'s death for there she married Davidt Demaree. Mrs. Dorr incorrectly cites him as "David T." but in the Demarest genealogy he is actually shown as being named "Davidt." Their marriage records refer to him as a widower, and to her as "Mary Cozine, widow." For whatever tragic reason, within a matter of weeks she was again a young widow. I have yet to discover where Davidt died. Did he return to Conewago with her? Did she bury him and return alone? And, did she return to Conewago or go directly to Mercer County, Kentucky? (3) Marya married Samuel Demaree Jr. five months after marrying his half-brother Davidt (they had different mothers), but this time she was in Mercer County, Kentucky. The marriage record says he married "the Widow Cozine, whose maden name was Mary Brewer." Mrs. Dorr also seems to have been in error about the birth date of Marya. She says Marya was baptized 9 Sep 1762 in Somerset County, NJ. Yet, I found the record of a baptism on 24 Jun 1764 in the RDC at Readington Township, Somerset County, for twins named Daniel and Marya, the children of Daniel Brewer and Marya Konig. The logical conclusion is that there was a first daughter, Marya, who died in infancy. However, the second Marya then would have been only 12 years old when she married the first time, shocking but not impossible on the frontier of Pennsylvania. The Demarest genealogy incorrectly states that this Marya was the second wife of Rev. Cosine, rather than first wife of Cornelius, Jr. So, who was the second wife of Rev. Cosine? The sister of Daniel Brewer, Maritje "Maria" Brouwer (b.1721, more near Rev. Cosine in age). Her first husband was Gerrit Westervelt, by whom she had 12 children, the last in 1766. I have not found the date or place of Gerrit's death. However, their two oldest sons, Jan and Abraham, and their wives, went to Conewego Colony, as did Maria's brother, Daniel and all his large family, her brother Peter and his family, and her brother-in-law, Henry Banta (husband of her deceased sister, Rachel), and his large family. And, her Demarest cousins. Let's assume she went to Conewago with her large contingent of family and became Rev. Cosine's second wife. After his death, her son Jan and family went to Kentucky with all the rest of her relatives who had been at the Colony. But her son, Abraham and his family returned to Hackensack. The Brouwers, Demarests (her mother's people) and Westervelts had been among the founding families of Bergen County. In 1884, Rev. Demarest (see sources) wrote about the history of the colony. About Rev. Cosine, he says "his wife, Maria Brewer, was a daughter of one of the colonists. She upon his death went to Haverstraw, NY where she married David S. Demarest of Hackensack." In another place, Rev. Demarest says that the Cosine/Cozine family came from "the West bank of the Hudson near Haverstraw." They may even have known each other back in Haverstraw! I'd love to check some records there just to see what would turn up. Rev. Demarest also wrote: "In 1790 Mary Cosine, then became Mary Demarest by a second marriage [unaware of a prior Westervelt marriage], appeared before Peter Harring, County Clerk of Hackensack, NJ and obtained the appointment of Jacob Brinkerhoff as her attorney in the settlement of the estate of her first husband in York County, Pennsylvania" I have not yet found a record of her marriage to a Demarest. In 1790 the younger often-widowed Maria Brouwer was back in Mercer County, Kentucky having babies with her 3rd husband, Samuel Demaree, Jr." End of message from Sherron. From Sherron: The Cosine family came from the West bank of the Hudson River near Haverstraw. Cornelius moved from his birth place of Long Island, NY to New Jersey, c1751. In 1761, Cornelius Cozine contributed 2.0.0 to Neshanic Church building fund. He was living in Somerset Co., NJ in 1762. [see "Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies," by Weis, p.33] He and his wife, Antje, had 11 children born in New York and New Jersey. It is not known where Rev. Cosine took his training or was ordained. Until the fall of 1772 the Conewago congregation was attended to by various ministers sent from the Classis of New Brunswick (NJ). At that time the colony secured a pastor of their own, Rev. Cornelius Cosine. Dr. E. T. Corwin, in his manual of the Reformed Church in America, says of him only that he was pastor of the Conewago Church from 1784 to 1788 (he died in 1786). But, in the baptismal record the sacrament was administered by him at stated times beginning 11 Oct 1772. The earliest settlers in the colony came in 1765, with the main migration taking place in 1771. The Conewago colonists cleared farms and built homes along a road still known as the Low Dutch Road which extended in a S.W. direction from the junction of Little Conewago with Big Conewago Creek about 2 miles E. of Hunterstown to the Baltimore Pike and down the pike to Two Taverns. The colony was shaped somewhat like a halfmoon, and at either end was a cemetery. Both cemeteries are maintained today by donations from descendants of the colonists. The Reformed Dutch Church was built at the north end of the colony. The preserved baptism records indicate that the church was organized at least as early as 1769. Rev. Cornelius Cosine (Cozine) owned two separate tracts of land under application No. 5203 dated 3 Oct 1768. One was located at "F" containing 280 acres 157 perches, the other located at "G" containing 254.25 acres. (Pa. Land Office Survey Docket C-23-257 and C-42-205. Warrant dates of 3 Oct 1767 and 30 Jun 1773 respectively.) The Application No. and date are from a copy of the original survey signed by Deputy Surveyor Archibald McClean in possession of Arthur Weaner. This survey draft lists a tract of land between the two containing 73.25 acres, with the notation "This there is as yet no Right for but is recorded in my books. Archd. McClean" Both tracts were called "Pleasant Plain." See Unrecorded Deeds, Vol. 3, Brooklyn, Kings Co. Courthouse, NY. Abstract of "Indenture made April 13, 1754 etc ... between Cornelius Cozine and Antie, his wife, of Bushwick ... Abraham Bogart of Brucklands ... a certain farm and tract of land lying in Bushwick .. Gerrit Couwenhoven to whom this tract or place did formerly belong ... that said Cornelius Cozine and Antie his wife, now possess in their own right ... in perfect absolute and Indefaeble Estate of Inheritance ... the said tract or parcell of land ...." Signed: Cornelius Cozine, Antie Cozine {her mark} The above record is a valuable piece of information in accurately identifying Rev. Cosine's mother. Gerrit Van Couwenhoven was the first husband of Aeltje Van Wyck. This piece of land was probably the 1/3 dower of Aeltje Van Couwenhoven, widow, and Cornelius would inherit from her. His half brother, Gerrit Van Couwenhoven, would have inherited the other 2/3 of his father's estate. In the Orphans Court Dockets F,214, 31 Jul 1789, upon the petition of the executors of Rev. Cosine's estate, the court appointed John Cozine (his son) and James Brinkerhoff to be guardians of Anne and David, two of the minor orphan children of Cornelius Cozine "the younger," and grandchildren of the said Cornelius Cozine, "the Elder." There must have been disagreement over the children since Cornelius Jr. appointed his father-in-law as guardian of his orphan children, and when he died, his brother-in-law, Samuel Demaree, took over those responsibilities. There are records of the administration of Rev. Cosine's estate that were filed by his executors on 27 Aug 1789, 2 Oct 1792, and 30 Dec 1795.

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Here is some info about Rev. Cornelius Cozine's second wife:

From: Barbara Terhune [mailto:oldbat at embarqmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Subject: Domine Cozine's Widow Mis-identified until Now

West of the Salt
COZINE ADDENDUM
Domine Cozine's Widow Misidentified
-Affects Brouwer and Demarest Family Lines-

We have been writing our book, West of the Salt, for several years. However, we have
continued researching associated families. Recently we came across a problem in current
genealogies dealing with Domine Cornelius Cozine which we felt needs addressing. An error
as to the correct identity of his second wife also affects other families, such as the Demarests
and the Brouwer/Brewers.

Reference is made to the will of Domine Cornelius Cozine, Sr. (pages 49-51, West of
the Salt), dated 5 Aug 1786, also available online with Ken Heindl's post to the Dutch-
Colonies mail list of Aug 2000.
h ttp://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/Dutch-Colonies/2000-08/0966628298
We will focus on two details of this will:

• The identification of his second wife is simply “Mary,” together with the
specifications of her inheritance.

• His direction to executors to provide an “outset” (usually monies and/or goods
upon marriage) to “Elizabeth Venordir.” This individual is otherwise unidentified
and uncorrelated with Domine Cozine.

So there are these two uncertainties in Cozine's will that are also incorrectly presented in
existing genealogies.

With regard to Cozine's second wife, “Mary,” the Rev. Demarest wrote in 1884:
“His [Dom. Cozine] wife, Maria Brewer was the daughter of one of the colonists
She upon his death went to Haverstraw, N.Y. where she married David S.
Demarest of Hackensack, N.J.”

Rev. Demarest was notable for researching and writing a marvelous historical paper
detailing the Dutch colony that established what has come to be known as Conewago in York
(now Adams) County, PA. The colony was first populated in 1767 and mostly migrated
further west by the mid-1790s. Demarest wrote his paper in 1884 when “Conewago” and the
Dutch colonists were but a dim memory. Many subsequent genealogies have copied
Demarest and specified Mary to be a Brouwer or Brewer.

We recently became aware of documents, legal court evidence that disputes and
obsoletes Demarest's identification of Mary (Maria) Brewer as Cozine's second wife and
identifies the family of the recipient of the “outset” Elizabeth Venordir ! It is as follows:

Dauphin Co., PA Deed Book H, Vol. 2, page 430
John Yurry and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Mary, wife of Rev. Co. Cozine,
dec'd” of the town of Haverstraw in the County of Orange, N.Y. appoints Joseph
Brinkerhoff of York Co., PA their attorney to receive whatever due them from
[Cozine's] estate.

Dauphin Co., PA Deed Book H, Vol. 2, page 429
Mary Cozine, widow of Cornelious Cozine married David Demerest, Bergen Co,
Oct 4, 1790, came before the court and said she appointed Jacob Vanorden--no
more David Van Orden of Orange Co NY her attorney in the estate of the said
Cornelious Cozine dec 'd, David Beatty. EX. On August 1, 1787, she while a
widow, empowered David Van Orden her Ex.

The significance of these Dauphin Co., PA records cannot be overstated. They reveal
that Mary, second wife of Cornelius Cozine, Sr. was widow Mary Van Orden, prior to her
marriage to Cozine. She was not Mary Brewer, since her daughter Elizabeth was a Van Orden.
They also reveal that “Elizabeth Venordir” (recipient of an outset in Cozine's will) was in fact,
the daughter of Mary Van Orden, Cozine's second wife. Elizabeth was a teenager (born
1769) living in the home of her stepfather Cornelius Cozine and her mother, Mary. So...

• Elizabeth was genealogically a Van Orden and
• Elizabeth was a daughter of Mary and a prior Van Orden husband...
• Hence, Mary was a Van Orden widow (not Brewer nor even a Westerfield widow)

But, what was the maiden name of the widow Mary Van Orden? Armed with the above data,
it didn't take long to locate the following marriage record that identifies her as Mary Koning
(not Mary Brewer), along with baptismal records of their children, including Elizabeth in 1769
(recipient of an outset in Dom. Cozine's will).

Marriage Record:
Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack & Schraalenburgh, NJ,
(Holland Society of New York 1891), Part 2, pg. 50,
[1760] 31 May Stephen Van Orden, y.m.; Mary Koning, y.d.

Baptismal Record:
Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ - 29 Jan 1769;
Elizabeth; Stephen Van Orden and Mary Koning;
wit: Johannes Westervelt. Magdalene Christi

The Van Orden attorneys, David and Jacob, appointed by Mary (Koning) Van Orden Cozine
Demarest to represent her inheritance from Domine Cozine's estate, were brothers of her
first husband, Stephen Van Orden, deceased.

To summarize, Mary (Koning) Van Orden was the second wife of Domine Cornelius
Cozine; and her 5th child by her first husband Stephen Van Orden was Elizabeth Van Orden
(baptized 08 Jan 1769, died 13 Sep 1856). Unfortunately, Rev. J.K. Demarest, in writing his
paper about Conewago, apparently failed to consider the fact that Domine Cozine had a son,
Cornelius Cozine Jr., and that son had married a Mary Brewer (baptized 22 Apr 1755, died
after 1796). Also Cornelius Jr and his wife, Mary Brewer, a much younger couple, had four
children born, all baptized in Conewago. However, Rev. Demarest was correct in stating that
the Domine's widow, Mary, married David Demarest and moved to New Jersey (but she was
not Mary Brewer). We do not wish to convey any real criticism of Rev. Demarest, because he
contributed so much fine historical work in the area of the early Dutch settlers of Conewago.

Our research has failed to identify the parents of Mary Koning. However, Frank Van
Orden's genealogy research may already have answered this question. He identifies her
parents and siblings, as well as the children she had by her husband, Stephen Van Orden.

Frank Van Orden indicates that Mary was the daughter of Arie Koning and his wife,
Elizabeth [Conraed] Hartje, married in 1719 in Rockland Co., NY. He lists 8 known children
born between 1720-1738: Jacob, Conrad, Pieter, Margrithje, Leuntje, Elizabeth, Marya (b.
1736, Tappan) and Antje. Marya, born in 1736 looks like a very good "fit". Based on her
1760 first marriage to Stephen Van Orden as a "young woman", we estimated that her birth
was no later than 1742. Frank's web site does not include sources, so we will leave
documentation to prove or disprove this lineage to others. His work can be seen here:
http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=fvano&id=I1095

The Marriage of Stephen Van Orden and Mary Koning
Stephen Van Orden (1735-1771) and Mary Koning were married 31 May 1760 at
Schraalenburgh Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. He died before 18 Aug 1771
when their youngest child, Marytje was baptized at Schraalenburg DRC with the notation as
to parents: "Marytje Van Orden, widow of Stephen Van Orden.” Stephen and Mary (Koning)
Van Orden had the following children: Andries, Rachel, Peter S., Jan S., Elizabeth,* and
Marytje.

* This Elizabeth (5th child, above) was the Elizabeth living in the Cozine household with the
Domine and her mother, Mary, at the time of the Domine's death. These children and their father
are discussed further below in Ancillary Data.

The Marriage of David Sam Demarest and Mary Koning
Four years after the death of Domine Cornelius Cozine, Sr., his widow, Mary (Koning)
Van Orden Cozine married her 3rd husband, David Sam Demarest on 04 Oct 1790.
Schraalenburgh DRC records show that David and Mary witnessed the baptism of their
mutual grand-daughter, Margrietje Demarest on 14 Nov. 1790, witnesses: David Sam
Demarest and Maria Koning, his wife. They again witnessed the baptism of a mutual
grandson, David on 25 Jan 1796. The parents of both children were David D.6 Demarest
(son of David Sam5 Demarest) and Marytje Van Orden (daughter of Maria Koning)!

In addition, on 08 Mar 1795, Mary Koning and her 3rd husband David Demarest
witnessed the baptism of Maria Van Orden at Tappan DRC, parents: Peter S. Van Orden and
Margrietje Haring, witnesses were David Sam Demarest, Maria Demarest [nee Koning,
paternal grandmother and namesake].

Ancillary Data
The Facts about Mary5 Brewer (Daniel4, Abraham3 Brouwer, Peter ADAMSE2, Adam PIETERSE1)
and her husband, Cornelius Cozine, Jr.

Mary5 Brewer/Brouwer and her husband, Cornelius Cozine, Jr. baptized four children at
Conewago DRC between 1776 and 1783: Antie, Daniel, Sarah and Cornelius III. They are
listed in the 1783 Tax List of Straban, York Co., PA. This family migrated to Mercer Co., KY
between 1783 and 1786. There they purchased a farm, as previously indicated in West of
the Salt, Cozine Section, pp. 45-64. Unfortunately, Cornelius Jr. died between February and
May 1787, leaving his wife Mary (Brewer) and 4 children, all of whom were named in his will
(recorded in Mercer Co., KY Will Book 1, p. 12), as well as, Mercer Co., KY Guardian bonds for
several years. These 4 were the grandchildren of Dom. Cornelius Cozine Sr., who had died
one year earlier in August of 1786.

About nine months later, on 10 Jan 1788, Mary Brewer Cozine married (2nd, not 3rd)
Samuel Demaree Jr. (son of Samuel Demaree and Leah Demarest) in Mercer Co., KY; and
they relocated to Shelby Co., KY. before 1790 when tragedy struck. Young Daniel was killed
and his sister, Sarah, was kidnapped by Indians. Mary Brewer did not travel back to New
Jersey, marry David Sam Demarest there, bury him, then scurry back to Kentucky in time to
marry Sam Demaree, Jr in January 1788! In addition, Mary had four young children by her
late husband, Cornelius Cozine, Jr. that have to be accounted for. Furthermore, as noted
above, David Sam Demarest, of New Jersey, was still alive in 1796, welcoming his
grandchildren into the world. Unfortunately, more than a few current genealogies continue
this impossible fiction as fact. Hopefully this paper will help correct these misconceptions.

Stephen5 Van Orden (John4, Andriese3, Jan2, Pieter1)
Mary Koning's first husband, Stephen5 Van Orden, was born 02 May 1735 in
Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ. His parents were John4 [Andriese] Van Orden and Rachel [Wouter]
Van Schyven. He was baptized 22 June 1735 at Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ,
witnesses were Stephen Terhune & his wife, Lydia [Demarest]. His siblings were: Andries,
Wouter, David, Leah, Rachel, and Jacobus.

As noted previously, Stephen married Marytje Koning 31 May 1760; both listed as
young and single. He and Mary had 6 children, the 5 youngest were baptized at
Schraalenburg DRC:
i. Andries6 Van Orden, b. c 1760; d. Aft. 1801.
ii. Rachel Van Orden, b. 13 May 1761 d. 05 Jan 1830, Mercer Co., KY.
Iii. Peter S. Van Orden, b. 14 Aug 1763 d. 09 Nov 1846, Rockland Co., NY.
Iv. Jan S. Van Orden, b. 08 Jul 1766 d. 21 Apr 1837, Rockland Co., NY.
v. Elizabeth Van Orden, b. 08 Jan 1769 d. 13 Sep 1856. Rockland Co., NY.
vi. Marytje Van Orden, b. 26 Jul 1771 d. 10 Nov 1847, New York City, NY.

More facts about these children:
Andries 6 Van Orden : Born: about 1760, Died: after 1801
-He married Elizabeth [John] TOWN before 1782, according to her father's will.
-They had 10 children between 1782 and 1801 in Clarkstown, Rockland Co., NY:
John, Geertje, Petrus, Catrina, Elizabeth, Auny, Maria, Andrew, Susanna, and Sarah.

Rache l 6 Van Orden : Born: 13 May 1761 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died: 05 Jan 1830 in Mercer Co., KY
-She was baptized 17 May 1761, witnesses were: Jan Van Orden. Rachel [Van Schyven],
his wife [paternal grandparents].
-She married married Pieter LUYSTER before 1786. He died 05 Jan 1830 in Mercer Co.,
KY. They had 7 known children between 1786 and 1806 (the first 3 baptized at Conewago,
York Co., PA): John, Stephen, Cornelius, Molly, Elizabeth, Abraham and David.

Peter S. 6 Van Orden Born 14 Aug 1763 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died 09 Nov 1846 in Ramapo,
Rockland Co., NY.
-He was baptized 28 Aug 1763, Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ, witnesses were Albert
Dirje[sic] and wife [Leah Van Orden, paternal aunt].
-He had a stellar record in the Rev. War, and was a Major General during the war of 1812.
Read his fascinating record here:
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/vanorden/2000-04/0954817381
-He married 10 Apr 1790 (1) Margrietje [Frederick] HARING in Tappan DRC, Rockland
Co., NY. She was born 31 Mar 1770, and died 13 Oct 1812.
-They had only two children: daughter Maria was baptized 31 Jan 1795 at Tappan DRC,
witnesses were David Sam5 Demarest, Maria Demarest [nee KONING, paternal
grandmother].
-Peter's son Frederick was baptized 01 Jan 1799 at Tappan DRC, witnesses were Fredericus
Haring, Annetje Haring.
-On 15 Dec 1792. Peter and his wife Margrietje witnessed the baptism of his nephew,
Stephen YURRY at Tappan DRC, Rockland Co., NY.
-On 07 Oct 1813 Peter married (2) Maria BLAUVELT in Tappan DRC, Rockland Co., NY,
daughter of Theunis BLAUVELT and Catherine DEBAUN. In 1815,Peter and Maria Blauvelt
were listed as members of Dutch Reformed Church Membership of Saddle River, NJ. They
had no children.
-In 1825 Peter served as Co-Exececutor (with his brother-in-law, John YURRY) of the will
of David D. Ackerman, Hampstead, Rockland Co., NY. Said Ackerman was the father-in-law
of John YURRY, Jr. (son of John Yurry,Sr. And his wife Elizabeth Van Orden).
-Peter wrote his will on 13 Nov 1838 in Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY and it was probated 25
Oct 1847, Rockland Co., NY.

Jan S. 6 Van Orden Born 08 Jul 1766 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died 21 Apr 1837 in Ramapo, Rockland
Co., NY
-He was baptized 13 Jul 1766, witnesses: Jan WESTERVELT, Janetje HARING, his wife.
-On 18 Apr 1795 he married Elizabeth ECKERSON in Tappan DRC, Rockland Co., NY,
daughter of Thomas D. ECKERSON. Jan and Elizabeth had 7 children: Maritje,
Stephen, Martha, Thomas, Peter, Lucas, and Mariah.

Elizabeth 6 Van Orden Born 08 Jan 1769 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died 13 Sep 1856
-She was baptized 29 Jan 1769 at Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ, witnesses were
Johannes Westervelt. Magdalene Christi
-On 05 Aug 1786, Domine Cornelius Cozine wrote his will and directed his executors to
provide an outset for her.
-On 14 Apr 1790 she married JOHN YURRY in Tappan DRC, Rockland Co., NY. They had
9 children (YURRY): Stephen, Frederick, William, John Jr., Elizabeth, Rachel, Martha,
Margaret and Mary.

Marytje 6 Van Orden Born 26 Jul 1771 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died 10 Nov 1847 in New York City, NY
-She was baptized 18 Aug 1771 at Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ, no witnesses;
under parents the record stated: "Marytje Van Orden, widow of Stephen Van Orden”
-On 19 Jun 1789 she married David D. 6 DEMAREST in Schraalenburgh DRC, Bergen Co., NJ,
son of David Sam.DEMAREST and Margrietje DURIE. They had 3 known children:
Margrietje, baptized: 14 Nov 1790, Schraalenburg DRC, wit: David Sam. Demarest and
Maria Koning, his wife, paternal gf and maternal gm.
Stephen , baptized 22 Jun 1794, Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ - no witnesses
David, baptized 25 Jan 1796, Schraalenburg DRC, - wit: David Sam. Demarest and
Maria Koning, his wife, paternal gf and maternal gm.

NOTE: Marytje6 Van Orden's mother, Mary (nee Koning) widow of Stephen Van Orden and
Dom. Cornelius Cozine, Sr, married (3) in 1790 David Samuel DEMAREST, the father of
Marytje's husband. And the grandparents witnessed the baptisms of two of their “mutual”
grandchildren.

Clarification of the 3rd marriage of Maria (Koning) Van Orden Cozine Demarest

This might qualify for Ripley's Believe It or Not....
Between 1789 and 1790, (mother) Maria (Koning) Van Orden Cozine and (daughter) Maria
Van Orden marry men with the same bloomin' name...David Demarest! Thank Heaven for
the following baptismal records that present both couples, sharing the same space and time,
and thus, distinguishes between them.

Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack & Schraalenburgh, NJ,
(Holland Society of New York 1891), Part 2, p. 300,
Baptismal Register:
[1790] baptism: 11 Nov
"Child: Margreta Born Oct 11
Parents: David Demarest and Maria Van Orden
Witnesses: David Sam. Demarest and Maria Koning, his wife"

Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack & Schraalenburgh, NJ,
(Holland Society of New York 1891), Part 2, pg. 321,
[1796]
David born and bap. 25 Jan.
Parents: "David D.6 Demarest and Maria Van Norden"
Witnesses: "David Sam. Demarest and Maria Koning, his wife"

David5 Sam Demarest (Samuel II4, Samuel3, David2, JEAN1 DEMAREST/DESMARETS )
Mary Koning's third husband, was born in 1728 in Bergen Co., NJ and died after 1796.
His parents were Samuel Demarest II and Annetje Cornelis Van Hooren.
He married (1) Belitje Westervelt on 04 Jan 1750 in Bergen Co., NJ.
He married (2) Margrietje Durie on 09 Nov 1751 in Bergen Co., NJ. Widower, David
Demarest was the father of 8 children, all but the first borne by his 2nd wife, Margrietje Durie:
Johannes, Belitje, Petrus, Annatie, Samuel, Maria, David D, and Margaret. It was his son
David D.6 who married 19 Jun 1789, Mary Van Orden, the daughter of Maria Koning, by her
first husband, Peter Van Orden.
He married (3) Mary Koning, widow of Stephen Van Orden and Dom. Cornelius Cozine,
04 Oct 1790 in Bergen Co., NJ.

SOURCES
York Co., PA Will Book G, p. 122+, 1786 will of Dom. Cornelius Cozine. Available online:
h ttp://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/Dutch-Colonies/2000-08/0966628298

History of the Low Dutch Colony of Conewago; Rev. J. K. Demarest; reprint 1960 and 1962 in "a Gettysburg
newspaper" (Gettysburg Star?)

Dauphin Co., PA Deed Bk. H, Vol. 2, Pages 429-430. Courtesy of Judy Cassidy, posted to the Dutch-Colonies
Mail List, August 2000.

Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack & Schraalenburgh, NJ, (Holland Society of New York
1891).

\Documents Relating to the Colonial History of NJ, (1982, edited by William Nelson), Vol. XXII.
Van Orden Mail List, http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/VANORDEN/1999-11

1800 Will of John Town, father of Elizabeth Town, Abstracts of wills of Rockland Co., NY, Liber A. of Wills.
Rockland County Surrogate's Office, #59, Will. Fol. 43. (available online)
http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/abstracts_of_rockland_county_wills.html

Abstracts of Wills of Orange and Rockland Counties, N.Y., P. 23. DAVID D. ACKERMAN, of Hampstead
Dated May 25, 1824. Probated February 1, 1825

Leiby, Adrian, Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley, (1962), pp 203-204,
See: Dutch-Colonies Archiver>Vanorden>2000-04>0954817381 or
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/vanorden/2000-04/0954817381

Will Abstract, http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/abstracts_of_rockland_county_wills.html, 1838/1847
Will of Peter S. Van Orden.

Marriage Records of the Dutch Reformed Churches of Tappan and Clarkstown, Rockland Co., NY, prepared by
George H. Budke from the translation of Rev. David Cole, available online:
h t t p : / / d u t c h d o o r g e nealogy.com/dutch_reformed_church_marriage_records_tappan_clarkstown_new_york.

Will of John Yurry, Rockland Co. NY Wills, #628, Will folio 184, dated Sep.9, 1847. P. Apr. 29, 1850. Available
o n l ine: http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/abstracts_of_rockland_county_wills.html

"The Conewago Colony - Baptisms 1769-1793" by A. Van Doren Honeyman, Conewago Baptisms, Somerset
County Historical Quarterly Volume 4 – 1915.

Guardian Bonds of Mercer Co., Ky dated 1788 through 1794 for orphans of Cornelius Cozine, Jr., dec'd.

Draper Manuscript, 163176-177: "In 9 Aug 1790 nine year old Sarah Cozine was scalped by the
Pottowattomie Indians, but spared her life. She was a captive for 5 years, being ransomed 14 Sep 1795. Her
12 years old brother Daniel Cozine was taken by the Pottowattomie Indians, Daniel's skull was crushed by a
tomahawk.”

Van Orden Genealogy, by Frank Van Orden,
http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=fvano&id=I1095