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Father: Samuel Demarest

Birth: 1707 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 1762 in Henry, Kentucky
Burial:
Father: David Demarest
Mother: Marike de Baun

Mother: Lea Demarest
Marriage: 16 Sep 1732 in Bergen, New Jersey
Birth: 30 Aug 1713 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 1780 in Bergen, New Jersey
Burial:
Father: Peter Demarest
Mother: Maretie Meet
Other Spouses: Antjie Lesier


Children: 11


1. Antjin “Annie” Demarest

Birth: 1733 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 24 Mar 1802 in Shelby, Kentucky
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Husband: Hendrick “Henry” Banta Jr
Marriage: 24 Jan 1750 in New York
Birth: 9 Dec 1718 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 14 Oct 1805 in Shelby, Kentucky
Burial:
Father: Hendrick Banta Sr
Mother: Geertuy A Terhune
Other Spouses: Rachel Brower


2. Maria Demarest

Birth: 1735 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 1800 in Kentucky
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Husband: Jacobus Westervelt II
Marriage: 5 Nov 1754 in Bergen, New Jersey
Birth: 1 Jul 1737 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 9 Apr 1780 in Jefferson, Kentucky
Burial:
Father: Jacobus Westervelt I
Mother: Debora Van Schywen

3. Petrus Demarest

Birth: 1737 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 1818 in Shelby, Kentucky
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Wife: Mary Allen
Marriage: 30 Sep 1759 in New York
Birth: 1739 in New York
Death: 1819 in Mercer, Kentucky
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4. Elizabeth Demarest

Birth: 1739 in Bergen, New Jersey
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Husband: Daniel Harris
Marriage:
Birth: 1737
Death: 7 Jun 1821 in Switzerland, Indiana
Burial: Allensville Cemetery in Switzerland, Indiana
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5. Sara Demarest

Birth: 1741 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 1775 in Adams, Pennsylvania
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Wife: Benjamin Slot
Marriage: 17 Apr 1759 in Bergen, New Jersey
Birth: 1721 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 1772 in Adams, Pennsylvania
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Father: Jacobus Sloat
Mother: Marretje Demarest

6. Samuel Demarest

Birth: 1743 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 6 Sep 1826 in Jefferson, Indiana
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Wife: Mary Brouwer
Marriage: 15 Jan 1788 in Adams, Pennsylvania
Birth: 4 Jul 1754 Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 1845 in Jefferson, Indiana
Burial:
Father: Daniel Abramse Brouwer
Mother: Marietje Konig
Other Spouses: Cornelius Cozine, David Demarest


7. John Daniel Demarest

Birth: 1745 in Bergen, New Jersey
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Wife: Nancy MNU
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8. Cornelius Demarest

Birth: 1747 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 31 Mar 1823 in Orange, New York
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Wife #1: Margrietje Demarest
Marriage: abt 1770
Birth: 4 Oct 1746 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 1789 in Monmouth, New Jersey
Burial:
Father: David Demarest
Mother: Catherine Van Houten

Wife #2: Elizabeth Wortendyke
Marriage: abt 1790
Birth: 5 Mar 1756 in Rockland, New York
Death: 11 Feb 1828 in Orange, New York
Burial:
Father: Fredrick Wortendyke
Mother: Sara Durje

9. Tryntie Catherine Demarest

Birth: 1748 in Bergen, New Jersey
Death: 22 Oct 1828 in Jefferson, Indiana
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Wife: Jacob Smock
Marriage: 1773 in York, Pennsylvania
Birth: 20 May 1744 in Somerset, New Jersey
Death: 2 May 1811 in Jefferson, Indiana
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Father: Janse Matthyse Smock
Mother: Leah Fonteyn

10. Rebecca Demarest

Birth: 22 May 1750 in Bergen, New Jersey
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11. David Jacobus Demarest

Birth: 25 Mar 1753 in Bergen, New Jersey
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*Many researchers say that Samuel and Lea are the parents of Rachel Demarest Ryker but I cannot verify that to be true…a reference to Gerardus Ryker’s death at Floyd’s Defeat states that he is a son in law of Samuel Demarest but that could be an error on the part of a later historian.


- In searching the Baptism Records of Holland Society of New York, Church Records of Schraalenburgh 1, there is no child born to Samuel and Lea Demarest named Rachel.  


- Samuel and Lea Demarest had their son Samuel Baptised in Oct 1743 while Rachel was Baptised in Nov 1743 so there is no way that Lea gave birth to Rachel


- Document Baptisms for Samuel and Leah Demarest are; Antjin 1733, Maria 1735, Petrus 1737, Samuel 1743, Daniel 1745, Cornelia 1747, Rebeca 1750, and David 1753


- Rachel's Baptism is found as 9 Jan 1743 on pg 37 and Samuel and Leah's son Samuel's Baptism date of 2 Oct 1743 is on pg 38


- Rachel is also not mentioned in Samuel Demarest' Will but Lea and the following children are: Samuel, Daniel, Cornelius, David, Petrus, Rebecca and Jacobus…not all daughters are mentioned though


- No matter what happened, Joost and Maria are declared in the Church records for Rachel Demarest as her parents so that is what I choose to go by.