Garrett Travis, born abt. 1633, died after 1707 in Rye,
New York. Was known as the "Dutchman". He was married
to Katherine (last name unknown), they had 6 children:
- Mabel Travis b: ABT 1660
- John Travis b: ABT 1663
- Philip Travis b: ABT 1665 in New York
- Robert Travis
b: ABT 1668 in Rye, Westchester County, New York
- Hannah Travis b: ABT 1669
- James Travis b: ABT 1670
From: "Descendants of Garrett Travis of Westchester County,
New York" by Maxine Phelps, Lines, (Main Author) The film #
is 1035740 Item 40 US/CAN film Family History Library in Salt
Lake City, Utah.
Garrett Travis resided in Rye. He bought lands there in 1657
and was called "The Dutchman", Records of New Amsterdam, Vol.
61; History of Stamford, page 60.
"Gerrit Trevers was sued for board in New York in 1666." Records
of New Amsterdam, Vol. 61, page 14 Stamford History, page 60
"But in 1689, France declared war against England. One of the
earliest measure of the war, which lasted 9 years, was an attempt
to conquer the province of New York ... and among the volunteers
that joined to make it were ... Philip Travis ..." History of
Rye, page 47.
"Wheras I, Garrett Travis, with my wife Katherine in the year
1705, was therein a suffering condition and by reason of age,
not capable of ordering our affairs, make choice of and appoint
Joseph Theale ... to do and act for me ... 14 Jan. 1707/08...."
Liber E. of Deeds, page 96.
Garrett Travis. under date of May 12, 1707 . . . to son James
Travis, recorded 17 May 1070 . . . Liber C. page 428.
Philip Travis, was the eldest sone of Garrett as shown in legal
document. Liber e. pager 96.
"It is a tradition in the family that the first of that name
came from Scotland. That thye, like most of the Scots were supporters
of the "Young Pretender" Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788),
and upon his failure to obtain the throne of England, some of
the Travis family came to America. This tradition will tend
to fix the time of their 1st coming to America. They settled
in Putman County, west of Oscawana Lake in the town of Putman
Valley about 1750. [From the Everett H. Travis manuscript] (Compilers
note: The family may 1st have gone to France or Holland, hence
the term "Dutchman" given to early records.)
Jacobus Travis, John slayn in the late war, sone of Garrett,
inventory, Nov. 1677, to brothers . . . eldest brother Philip,
James and Robert . . sister hannah, (compilers note, was she
a sister or sister-in-law?) In the early records of the Dutch
people, the name was spelled Trevis, Trefers, Treffus, and in
the English records, as many way as was possible. It is possible
that some families of Travers may have been memebers of the
Travis family, especially when they both were found living in
the same towns in Putnam County.
1675 . . . oxen delivered to John Archer by Mr. Hicks and Gerritt
Trevis for debts due from Travis . . . non-suited to this court.
State Historian (NY) Vol. 3 p. 419
They settled in Putman County, west of Oscawana Lake in the
town of Putman Valley about 1750. [From the Everett H. Travis
manuscript] (Compilers note: The family may 1st have gone to
France or Holland, hence the term "Dutchman" given to early
records.) So they may have come from Scotland originally..