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Van Eps Family Documents


In my attempt to help other Van Ep(p)s family researchers I am putting some resources online that I have collected myself or have received from some of my online cousins. Some of these documents are sources cited in my gedcom file. This page will be edited frequently and new data will be entered as I get it and transcribe it. If you have something that you would like to add to this page, please E-MAIL ME! For additional family and local history resources, please refer to my links page.


Use these links to jump to the appropriate sections below:

[Articles and Excerpts] [Bibles] [Biographies] [Cemetery and Burial Records]

[Census and Migration][Coat of Arms and Family Crests] [Family Origin]

[Houses and Businesses] [Local History Resources and Maps]

[Military Records] [Photos and Paintings] [Obituaries] [Vital Records] [Wills]

 

Articles and Excerpts


A Notable Home

An excerpt from historian, Percy M. Van Epps on the history of the Van Eps House near Hoffman's, NY

A ghost story taken from "Tales of Old Dorp" by W. Earl Weller, Published by Robson & Adee, Schenectady, NY, 1907.

The Genealogy of a Van Epps Family Cemetery in Glenville, NY

A transcription of a Scotia-Glenville Journal newspaper article from 1966 about my family cemetery  

Van Epps Pedigree Charts (PDF Format)

by George Van Epps (1969)

From the LDS Library Collection

scanned and formated by Eric Norton

Van Eps Beginnings in Schenectady

Van Eps related excerpt from "A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; Being Contributions Toward a History of the Lower Mohawk Valley" by Johnathan Pearson

Van Eps' from Schenectady in the Revolution

An excerpt from the book "History of Schenectady, New York in the Revolution", by Willis T. Hanson

Van Eps History Facts and Other Trivia


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Bibles


transcribed by Robert Yorks

Contains birth and marriage dates for the family of John P. Van Eps and Sarah Plum

Surnames include: Anthony, Bergen, Howell, Plum, Van Eps, Van Nest, Wallis and Young

Contributed by Ann Van Eps


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Biographies


from the United States Internet Genealogical Society Library

from Waupaca, Wisconsin Rootsweb Message Board

from Darci's Place of Origins

Biography of Edwin P. Van Epps

From The Standard Historical Altas of Jasper County, Iowa

Courtesy of the Iowa GenWeb Project

An excerpt about this amazing banjoist and inventor from author Tim Gracyk

from his book "Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925" published in 2000

from the Fuller Up, The Dead Muscian Directory

from Jasper Iowa USGenNet

Biography of Judge Howard Van Epps

A biography and a character sketch of this very distinguished lawyer and judge from "Memoirs of Georgia" and "Reminiscences of Famous Georgians"

from USGenWeb

from Darci's Place of Origins

Biography of Theodore C. Van Epps

from www.accessgenealogy.com

from USGenWeb


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Cemetery and Burial Records


from Kees Leseman

Recorded Deaths and Burial Dates in Glenville (1826-1899)

From church records

Van Ep(p)s Relatives in Schenectady and Glenville Cemeteries

Van Eps and Van Epps in First Reformed Church of Scotia Cemetery

From church records

Van Epps - Starin Cemetery near Fultonville, NY

with photos

The Genealogy of a Van Epps Family Cemetery in Glenville, NY

A transcription of a Scotia-Glenville Journal newspaper article from 1966 about my family cemetery

Funeral Card of Andrew Hue Van Epps (1885-1974)

Son of Silas Eugene Van Epps and Estella Clair

Contributed by Lorene Wilford

(1766-1826)St. George's Cemetery, Schenectady, NY

Headstone of Catherine Brooks Van Epps and Daughter Alice Van Eps and Family

Hillside Cemetery, Burnt Hills, Saratoga County, NY

Contributed by Jim Nolan

Headstones of Charles H. Van Epps Family

From Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton Twp, Muscatine, IA and Sunny Hill Cemetery, Adair, Adair, IA Contributed by Donald W. Turner

Hillside Cemetery, Burnt Hills, Saratoga County, NY Contributed by Jim Nolan

Van Eps Graves in Davie Hill Cemetery

Deerfield Twp., Warren County, PA

Van Eps Graves in Sutton Hill Cemetery

Deerfield Twp., Warren County, PA


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Census and Migration


Federal NY 1800 Census Index for Van Ep(p)s

Federal NY 1810 Census Index for Van Ep(p)s

Federal NY 1820 Census Index for Van Ep(p)s

Federal NY 1830 Census Index for Van Ep(p)s

Federal NY 1840 Census Index for Van Ep(p)s

Federal NY 1850 Census Index for Van Ep(p)s

1850 Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, NY Census (Complete)

Use the search engine or browse through over 570 households in the Town of Glenville in the year 1850

1855 Census Index for Van Ep(p)s in the Town of Glenville and Schenectady City

Federal NY 1860 Census Index for Van Ep(p)s

1860 Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, NY Census (Complete)

Use the search engine or browse through over 630 households in the Town of Glenville in the year 1860

Comparison of 1790-1855 Federal and State Census Records for Van Ep(p)s in Glenville, NY

1915 Albany NY State Census Index for Van Ep(p)s

Van Eps Migrations outside of New York State

from censuses and vital records


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Coats of Arms and Family Crests


Family Origin

from Kees Leseman

Houses and Businesses

An excerpt from historian, Percy M. Van Epps on the history of the Van Eps House near Hoffman's, NY

ca. 1889

This store and factory was located in the former Ellis Building at 88 State St., Schenectady, NY.

Cement Works of John Van Eps & Sons

This excerpt describes the first hydraulic cement business in the Glenville, NY area.

Built ca. 1903

This house is located at 1201 Stratford Rd., Schenectady, NY in the Historical GE Realty Plot

Edwin P. Van Epps House

Built ca. 1892

This house was built in Buena Vista Twp, Jasper, IA

From The Standard Historical Altas of Jasper County, Iowa

Courtesy of the Iowa GenWeb Project

ca. 1880

This building is still at the corner of Ferry and Front Streets, now the site of Arthur's Market in the historic stockade district of Schenectady.

Painted by their son, Amos Covey Van Eps, b. 1814

This house was located in Hoffman's, NY from about 1721 to 1924 when it burned to the ground.

Painting by ? Schultz.

Contributed by Ronald Moore

Picture of a historical marker that mentions the J. B. Van Eps ferry dock and fleet of boats, ca. 1786

This structure built ca. 1800, burned 2 times during the Revolution on Franklin St., Fultonville, NY.

Laurens Van Eps House

This old house is on the corner of Swaggertown Rd. and Spring Rd. in Glenville and was the residence of my great-grandparents, Irvin Van Epps and Florence Van Epps. This picture was taken ca. 1944 when the house was already over 100 years old. My great-grammie is standing on the front porch.

P. L. Van Epps House

In Weyauwega, Waupaca, Wisconsin

from Darci's Place of Origins

Places Named Van Eps or Van Epps

Van Epps - Hershey House

From the Historic Stockade Website's transcription of "Walls Have Ears" by Giles Yates Van der Bogert.

Van Epps Hotel

This hotel/post office was once located on the corner of Van Vorst Rd. and Saratoga Rd. in Glenville, Schenectady Co, NY

Built ca 1855

Located in 212 S. Ottawa Ave. in Dixon, Illinois, This house listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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Local History Resources and Maps


Use the search engine or browse through over 570 households in the Town of Glenville in the year 1850

Use the search engine or browse through over 630 households in the Town of Glenville in the year 1860

A photo essay of several architectural masterpieces found in Schenectady, NY

Records of Baptisms in the Church of the Woestina from 1800-1838 (Volume 1). This was the first church in the Town of Glenville, NY.

Baptismal Records of the Glenville Reformed Church

Records of Baptisms in the Glenville Reformed Church from 1814-1904.

Over 200 Births recorded by Dr. Edwin Young in his personal account books

This depiction shows the location of the house where Jan Dirkse Van Eps and other family members were killed in the Schenectady Massacre.

Marriages at the Glenville Reformed Church (1818-1899)

A list of the settlers killed and taken captive by the French and Canadian Indians in Feb. 1689/90

An easy reference list to find your ancestors who held patents in early Schenectady

A map of the residences of the Swaggertown area of Glenville, NY from the mid 1800's compared to a map of the area today

Vital Records: First Reformed Church, Scotia, NY (1815-1899)

Compiled by Donald A. Keefer, Glenville Historian, in 1986
Includes List of Ministers, Church Founders, Infant and Adult Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths of Members, Church Cemetery Records and Sanders Cemetery Records.

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Military Records


An excerpt from the book "History of Schenectady, New York in the Revolution", by Willis T. Hanson

From Civil War Draft Records

John Van Eps and the Battle of Oriskany

This excerpt gives an account of a Van Eps ancestor who was at the Battle of Oriskany in American Revolution.

Muster-in-Roll of Herman Austin Van Epps

Contributed by Fred Chase


Photos and Paintings


With Photos Contributed by Ryan Beach, Chris Van Epps and Claude Johnson

Taken in Lena, Stephenson, IL

Contributed by Diane Boand

(1721-1751)

from the Schenectady Historical Society Collection

Caricature of Schenectady's Former Building Inspector

from Darci at Darci's Place of Origins


Obituaries


Obituary of Alfred Van Epps

Obituary of Andrew J. Van Epps

from www.mainstreet-marketplace.com from the Waupaca, WI Republican Post

from the Fuller Up, The Dead Muscian Directory

Contributed by Douglas Thayer

Contributed by Douglas Thayer

from the Madison County, NY GenWeb


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Vital Records


Baptismal Records at the Church of the Woestina

Records of Baptisms in the Church of the Woestina from 1800-1838 (Volume 1). This was the first church in the Town of Glenville, NY.

Baptismal Records of the Glenville Reformed Church

Records of Baptisms in the Glenville Reformed Church from 1814-1904.

Dr. Edwin A Young's Birth Record, West Glenville, NY (1833-1845)

Over 200 Births recorded by Dr. Edwin Young in his personal account books

Death Certificate of Catherine Brooks Van Epps

Contributed by Jim Nolan

Marriage Certificate of Catherine E. Van Epps and John Featherstone

Contributed by Raymond Featherstone

Marriage Certificate of Jacob Van Epps, Jr. and Esther Ann Mallery

Contributed by George Van Epps

Marriages at the Glenville Reformed Church (1818-1899)

Vital Records: First Reformed Church, Scotia, NY (1815-1899)

Compiled by Donald A. Keefer, Glenville Historian, in 1986. Includes List of Ministers, Church Founders, Infant and Adult Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths of Members, Church Cemetery Records and Sanders Cemetery Records.


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Wills
All wills were obtained from Sampubco, who photocopies them from actual county records, unless the source is otherwise noted

with letter of estate settlement


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