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"A Pedigree Partly Indian, Partly Batavian"


My Van Tassel Line of Descent


The Third Generation:

*Theodorus3 Van Tassel (Jacob2, Jan Cornelissen1, Cornelius JansenI Van Texel)

Born: 1718.

Married:  Maritje Boen.

Notes for Theodorus Van Tassel - Theodorus early removed from the Manor of Philipsburg. In 1752 he was in Orange Co., and his son John was baptized July 19, 1752, at the Walpeck Church, which was in New Jersey, but not far from Minnesink, New York, where in Revolutionary times his son Nicholas lived. The Walpeck Chruch records give the names of John's parents as "Theodorus Van Tasssel and Maritje Boen."


Children of Theodorus Van Tassel and Maritje Boen are:


1. Nicholas4 Van Tassel.

Born:  December 23, 1747.   Died:  May 29, 1832;

Married: Mary Whittaker.

Notes for Nicholas Van Tassel - Nicholas was a blacksmith by trade. He lived at Minnesink, Orange County, New York, until about July 22, 1779, the date of Col. Brandt's attack, and then settled at Dolsentown, a small hamlet near Goshen where he purchased a farm. On May 24, 1775, he signed the pledge to stand by the American Cause. Was a Revolutionary soldier serving as a private in the 4th Orange County Militia, Col. John Hathorn "Robert's New York in the Revolution", page 167. In their old age the husband and wife lived with their daughter Huldah, wife of Insign Miller.


2. John Van Tassel.

Born:  March 15, 1749/50.

Married: Charity.

Notes for John Van Tassel - John was a farmer and in his later years lived at Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York, at which place he was buried. He probably went west in 1818 when his brother Theodore went to Maysville. He was a Revolutionary soldier and was on his way to get a United States pension when he died. His name appears in the New Jersey Book of Revolutionary Soldiers.


3.  Henry Van Tassel.

Born: 1756.  Died:  November 06, 1831, New York City, New York.

Married: Maria Lent.

Notes for Henry Van Tassel - Henry early went to New York City and remained there until the breaking out of the Revolution. Then he went to Delaware County, New York. After the ending of the war he returned to New York, and his daughter Hester was born and baptised there. Mrs Purcell says that Henry, her Grandfather, was a Revolutionary Soldier. (Henry Van Tassel was a soldier in the Albany County Militia, 16th Regiment.) New York in Revolution, page 132. She says that their house was burned and everything was lost. This story agrees with the story of the descendants of Theodore.


4. Theodore Van Tassel. See:  Fourth Generation - My line of VT descent.

Born: 1760.  Died: June 27, 1832


5. Matthias Van Tassel.

Born: June 10, 1765.  Died:  September 24, 1851;

Married:  Charity Lawson.

Notes for Matthias Van Tassel - Mathias was a shoemaker by trade. He also was a local preacher and went from place to place in central New York preaching. During this period it is said that his home was at Manilus, New York; after the death of his wife, he lived with his son Peter at Pekin, Niagara county, New York. In 1851 he visited his daughters Mary and Ann at Montezuma, New York. While there he sickened and died.


6. Jacob Van Tassel.

Born: 1767.   Died: Before 1816.

Married:  Lucretia Phelps.

Notes for Jacob Van Tassel - The widow and her children went to Canada. She married Philip Wetsel and had a son George, born April 3, 1817.


7. Mary Van Tassel.

Married: Jeremiah Oakley.

Notes for Mary Van Tassel - Mary married Jeremiah Oakley March 7, 1780 at the First Presbyterian Church, Goshen and lived in Orange County, New York.


8. Rebecca Van Tassel.

Married:  Jacob Hulse 31 (sic) June, 1778 First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, Orange Co. N. Y.


9. Aloha Van Tassel.


10. Catharine Van Tassel.


11. Hulda Van Tassel.

Married: Nathan Hallet Nov 28, 1783 at the First Presbyterian Church, Goshen, Orange County, NY.


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