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THE DAUGHTERS OF PETER AUGUSTUS JAY AND MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON

      

DESCENDANTS of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON.

Fourth Generation (PJ-JJ-PAJ-)  The Daughters of Peter Augustus JAY and Mary RUTHERFURDU CLARKSON.

PAJ and MRC had eight children. There were two sons, the oldest John Clarkson  and the sixth, Rev. Peter Augustus, and six daughters. It is our purpose to trace the families of these daughters.

2. MARY RUTHERFURD JAY,  the second child married Frederick Prime. (His sister married her brother, John Clarkson Jay.)

3. SARAH JAY the third child, married an Englishman, William Dawson.

4. CATHARINE HELENA JAY  the fourth child  married Henry Augustus Du Bois.

5. ANNA MARIA JAY, the fifth child married Henry Pierrepont.

7. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY died unmarried.

8. SUSAN MATILDA JAY the youngest child  married her second cousin Matthew Clarkson.

FOURTH GENERATION: MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY+ married FREDERICK  PRIME

  

2. MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY+ Birth 16 Apr 1810 in New York,  Death 9 Sep 1835 in New York, married Frederick PRIME Birth 30 Oct 1807 in New York Death 13 Jul 1887 in New York. They had three children.  Her brother John Clarkson married her husbands sister, Laura

As the first daughter she was a favorite of her mother. Tragically she died in childbirth during the birth of her third daughter. The family placed a tall monument at her grave in the Jay Cemetery in honor of her and her sufferings. The Height of monuments in the Cemetery was limited after her burial.

Frederick I. Prime, a Son of Nathaniel Prime and Owner of Edgewood    Frederick I. Prime attended Yale, studied law and was admitted to the bar of the State of New York as a young man.  He married his first wife, Mary Rutherfurd Jay, and entered practice with her father, his new father-in-law, Peter A. Jay who served as Recorder of New York City.       Frederick and Mary Prime had three children before Mary died on September 9, 1835.  (She is buried in the Jay Graveyard in Rye, New York.)  Their children were Mary RUTHERFURD Prime, born in New York on August 24, 1830; Harriet Prime, born in New York on September 11, 1832; and Helen Jay Prime, born in New York on August 22, 1835.  Frederick Prime’s wife, Mary Prime, died only eighteen days after the couple’s third child was born.     (obit)

DESCENDANTS OF MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY AND FREDERICK PRIME

1. Fifth Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD PRIME+ Birth 24 Aug 1830 in New York,  Death 12 Jun 1910 in New York,  Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

She spent time at Hull’s Cove, Bar Harbor, Maine. In 1865 the old meeting-house at Hull’s Cove, the first one built in Eden, was pulled down. To accommodate a growing work, the present beautiful ” Church of Our Father” was built in 1891, the gift of Miss Mary RUTHERFURD Prime of New York and her cousin, Miss Cornelia Prime of Huntington, N. Y., in memory of their fathers, two brothers, Rufus and Frederic Prime. The building is of native granite, rural gothic in style, with Norman porch, open belfry, and a small inclosed baptistry. A beautiful gothic well stands by the path leading in from the highway At the time of her death she willed money to this church as well as money to the Church of the Heavenly Rest in NY.

2. Fifth Generation. Harriet PRIME Birth 11 Sep 1832 in New York,  Death 15 Mar 1908 married Thomas P GIBBONS, MD Birth 27 Apr 1824 in Pennsylvania Death 3 Apr 1886 in Connecticut. They had no children.

3. Fifth Generation. Helen Jay PRIME+ Birth 22 Aug 1835 in New York,  Death 31 Jan 1920 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  married Francis Thomas GARRETSON+ Birth 26 May 1826 in Rheinbeck, Dutchess, New York Death 1918 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  They had three children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Sixth Generation. Children of Helen Jay PRIME and Francis Thomas GARRETSON+

1. Sixth Generation. Frederick Prime GARRETSON Birth 30 Jul 1857 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  Death 9 Jan 1930 in Newport, Rhode Island. Married Marie Angele FIRTH Birth 1858 in New York City, New York. They had  one child.

1. Seventh Generation. Emily B GARRETSON+ Birth 1887 in Rhode Island. Death 7 Apr 1927 . She was buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried

2. Sixth Generation. Elizabeth Waters GARRETSON Birth 17 Mar 1859 in New York. Death 17 May 1934 in New York, Married Samuel Havland RUSSELL Birth 19 May 1853 in New York, New York. They had three children.

1. Seventh Generation.  Frances Garrettson RUSSELL birth 9 Mar 1885 in New York, New York Death 23 Aug 1894 in New York, New York at age 6

2. Seventh Generation. Helen Prime RUSSELL Birth 6 Feb 1886 in New York, New York Death 18 Mar 1886 in New York, New York

3. Seventh Generation Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL Birth 8 Nov 1891 in New York, New York Death Aug 1973 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Stephen Lesher LANDON Birth 26 MAR 1884 in New York, New York Death 31 March 1977 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut,   They had three children.

Eighth Generation Children of Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL and  Stephan Lesher LANDON

1. Eighth Generation. Stephen L LANDON Jr Birth 9 Jan 1924 in New York Death 18 Feb 2003 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Joanne WOODWORTH. They had four children. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Frances Virginia SWEAT Birth 12 Dec 1929 in Jacksonville, St Johns, Florida,  Death 30 Aug 1996 in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut

Stephen L. Landon Jr., 79, of Washington Depot died Feb. 18 at New Milford Hospital. He was the widower of Joanne (Woodworth) Landon and Frances S. (Sweat) Landon. Mr. Landon was born Jan. 9, 1924, in New York, N.Y., son of the late Stephen L. and Elizabeth (Russell) Landon. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelors degree in engineering. He worked as a sales manager at Cannon Mills Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of St. John’s  Episcopal Church in Washington. Mr. Landon is survived by three sons, Russell of Norwell, Mass., Stephen of North Carolina and Matthew of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Howland of Grass Valley, Calif.; and two grandchildren.  (Obit)

2. Eighth Generation.  Howland LANDON Birth abt 1927 in New York

3. Eighth Generation.  Frederick LANDON Birth abt 1930 in New York’

3. Sixth Generation.  Helen Jay Garrettson+ Birth 6 Jul 1864 in New York Death 1 Aug 1933 in New York. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried.

    FOURTH GENERATION 3. SARAH JAY+ married  William DAWSON+

SARAH JAY+Birth 19 Dec 1811 in New York,  Death 9 Jan 1846 married William DAWSON+ Birth 1799 Death 12 Mar 1852 . They had one child who returned to England and married and had a lot of children. Both lived in New York and were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

According to Laura Jay HUGHES account William Dawson was a successful merchant in New York and was able to arrange boat passage for PAJ and MRJ with HENRY and Catharine Du Bois and other family members to the Island of MADEIRA, where MRJ died in 1838.

       DESCENDANTS of SARAH JAY+ and William DAWSON

1. Fifth Generation.  William Pudsey DAWSON+ Birth 14 Feb 1839 in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England Death 12 Mar 1851 at age 12. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

2. Fifth Generation.  Mary Jay DAWSON Birth Nov9,1843 in New York City New York Death Jan 25,1914 in England married Col. Coville FRANKLAND Birth 26 Nov 1839 in France Death 22 Dec 1913 in Sussex, United Kingdom. They had eight children!

Sixth Generation. Children of Mary Jay DAWSON and Col. Coville FRANKLAND

1. Sixth Generation. Katherine Marian Colville FRANKLAND Birth 11 Apr 1872 in Isle of Wight, England Death 17 Sep 1950 in London, England. Unmarried

2. Sixth Generation. Margaret Lee Colville Frankland Birth 1873 Death 1874 died at age one.

3. Sixth Generation. Eleanor Colville FRANKLAND Birth 16 Mar 1875 in Malta Death in England married Thomas Maberley COBBE Birth abt 1884 in England Death Jun 1914 in Balrothery, Dublin, Ireland. They had two children.

Charles Cobbe died in 1857 and was succeeded by his son, another Charles. He, in turn died in 1886 leaving no male issue – his estate passing to his wife for her lifetime. Prior to her death she had persuaded Thomas Maherby Cobbe, a grandnephew of her late husband, to return to Newbridge from America to take over the estate. He died young in 1914 leaving two infant children, Thomas and Francis, the latter dying in 1949. Thomas did not marry and on his death in 1985 the property was inherited by his brother Francis’ children, Hugh, Alec and Mary. (Obit)

Seventh Generation. Children of Thomas Maberley COBBE and Eleanore Coville FRANKLAND

1. Seventh Generation. Thomas Leuric Cobbe2 b. 18 Feb 1912. d 1984    Thomas Leuric Cobbe was born on 18 February 1912.1 He is the son of Thomas Maberley Cobbe and Eleanor Colville Frankland.2 He was educated at Wellington College, Wellington, Berkshire, England.1 He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He lived at Newbridge House, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He had no children.

NEWBRIDGE HOUSE, near Donabate, County Dublin, was likely built ca 1737 by Richard Castle for Dr Charles Cobbe, later Lord Archbishop of Dublin. It consists of two stories over a high basement. The ashlar entrance front is of six bays, with a tripartite, pedimented door-case. There is a broad flight of steps up to the hall door; while the solid roof parapet has urns, with eagles at the corners (not swans!). Shortly after the Archbishop’s death in 1765 his son, Colonel Thomas Cobbe MP, whose wife was Lady Elizabeth Beresford, added an enormous drawing-room and a picture gallery to hold the extensive collection of Old Master paintings. This room, forty-five feet long, was given a Rococco ceiling. Here, they lavishly entertained and hung many of their superb pictures, purchased on their behalf by the incumbent of Donabate Church, the Rev Matthew Pilkington, who was well qualified to buy on their behalf, as it was he who composed the first major English Dictionary of Painters.

IN 1986, Newbridge, complete with many of the original contents on loan, passed from the Cobbe family to Dublin County Council. The Cobbe family continue to reside at Newbridge House from time to time, due to a unique arrangement which had been entered into between the family and the Council.

2. Seventh Generation. Francis Charles Cobbe+2 b. 4 Mar 1913, d. 17 July 1949     Francis Charles Cobbe was born on 4 March 1913.1 He was the son of Thomas Maberley Cobbe and Eleanor Colville Frankland.2 He married Joan Mervyn Cobbe, daughter of Captain Mervyn Hugh Cobbe and Caroline Anne Maude Arbuthnot, on 22 March 1941.1 He died on 17 July 1949 at age 36. He fought in the Second World War.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.1 Joan Mervyn Cobbe was born on 7 July 1915.1 She is the daughter of Captain Mervyn Hugh Cobbe and Caroline Anne Maude Arbuthnot. She graduated from London University, London, England, in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, with a Higher Diploma of Education.1 She lived in 1976 at Newbridge House, Donabate, County Dublin, Ireland.1 They had three children.(bio)

Eighth Generation.  Children of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe

1. Eighth Generation Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe2 b. 20 Nov 1942  Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe was born on 20 November 1942.1 He is the son of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.2 He was educated at St. Columba’s College, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He was Assistant Keeper, Dept of Manuscripts, British Library between 1967 and 1969.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1968 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).1 He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (F.R.G.S.) in 1971.1 (bio)

2. Eighth Generation. Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe+3 b. 9 Jan 1945  Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe was born on 9 January 1945.2 He is the son of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.3,1 He married Hon. Isabel Anne Marie Henrietta Dillon, daughter of Lt.-Col. Michael Eric Dillon, 20th Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallin and Irène Marie France Merandon du Plessis, on 25 July 1970.1 Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe usually went by his middle name of Alexander.2 He was educated at St. Columba’s College, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.2 He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).2 He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1974 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).2 He was Deputy Keeper of Conservation at Birmingham Municipal Art Gallery, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.2(bio)

Ninth Generation Children of Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe and Hon. Isabel Anne Marie Henrietta Dillon

1.   Ninth Generation Frances Henrietta Cobbe3 b. 9 May 1971

2.    Ninth Generation Thomas Alexander Michael Cobbe3 b. 26 Mar 1973

3.    Ninth Generation Rose Eleanor Cobbe3 b. 26 Mar 1973

4.    Ninth Generation Henry Frederick Hugh Cobbe+4 b. 1975

3. Eighth Generation. Mary Frances Cobbe2 b. 18 Nov 1949     Mary Frances Cobbe was born on 18 November 1949.1 She is the daughter of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.2 She was a journalist.1 She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

4. Sixth Generation.  William Jay Frankland Birth 14 Apr 1876 in Ireland Death Nov 1896 in unmarried.

5. Sixth Generation: Robert Cecil Colville Frankland was born on 7 July 1877.1 He was the son of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 He died on 7 August 1915 at age 38, killed in action.1 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment.1 He also fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1901.1

6. Sixth Generation. Thomas Hugh Colville Frankland was born on 17 October 1879.1 He was the son of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 He died on 25 April 1915 at age 35, killed in action.1 He also fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902.1 He gained the rank of Captain and Brevet Major in the service of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.1 He gained the rank of Flying Officer in the service of the Royal Flying Corps.1

7.  Sixth Generation, Beatrice Colville Frankland Birth 1 Jan 1881 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England,  Beatrice Colville Frankland was the daughter of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 She married George Crosbie Dawson, son of G. J. Crosbie Dawson, on 14 January 1915.1 She died on 11 October 1959.1

8. Sixth Generation. Mary Olive Elsie Colville Frankland was the daughter of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 She died on 26 March 1960, unmarried.1

FOURTH GENERATION:  CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ married HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS  

 

  

4. CATHARINE HELENA JAY+* Birth 11 Jun 1815 in New York, New York Death Sep 1889 in New Haven, CT married HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS+ MD Birth 9 Aug 1808 in New York, New York Death 13 Jan 1884 in New Haven, Connecticut,

Catharine Helena Jay was the third daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson. She was the granddaughter of John Jay and Sarah Livingston. She was the fourth generation since the original settler, Auguste, came to Charleston, S.C. in 1690 escaping the Huguenot religious persecution in France. The couple had seven children, two of whom were active in the War between the States. She died at age 74 crippled with arthritis in New Haven, Ct.

Henry Augustus was the fourth child of Cornelius and Sarah Ogden Du Bois. He was educated in Paris and then went to College of Physicians and Surgeons for his M.D. He returned to France to study medicine and then returned to New York in 1834, a year before he was married to Catharine Helena Jay, the grand daughter of John Jay. He practiced in New York until 1840, and because of poor health retired. His father inherited land between the banks of the Mahoning River in Ohio and they were involved with the settlement of a new community, Newton Falls. During this time he was president of the Virginia Channel Coal Co. They moved back to New Haven in 1854, where he lived until he died at age 76. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Dr. Henry A. DuBois  “in 1817 entered French Mil. Academy of Louis Baucel, a royal refugee of the French Rev.; 1823 entered Columbia College; 1827 graduated; Oct. 23, 1830, grad. M.D. College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. Sept. 1831, went to Europe to complete his studies, returning in 1834. While in Paris was made member of the Polish Committee, which met weekly at the home of Lafayette. Attended funeral of Lafayette, following with other Americans next to the body. Apr. 9, 1834, was elected in Paris member of Geological Society of France. In 1835 appointed first in list of Physicians to New York Dispensary. * * Jan., 1852, he became President of Va. Canal Co. at Kanawha; July 28, 1864, received from Yale College degree of LL.D. in which he is signalized as one ‘ qui de fide Christiana defendenda bene mentus sit ‘ for his reply to the English  Essayists and for his refutation of the scientific infidelity of Darwin and Huxley. In 1869 went to France, Italy, and Malta for recovery of his health, impaired by four years’ incessant labor and hardship at Kanawha; July 5. 1870, returned to his home in New Haven, where he d. 1884.” (obit)

In 1838 they accompanied her mother and father to the island of Maderia in the hopes of improving her mother’s health. Her mother died in Maderia just before Christmas and Catharine gave birth to her second child Peter AUGUSTUS Du Bois early in 1839. He too died after four months of life. It was on their return that they moved to Newton Falls, Ohio.

 DESCENDANTS of CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS

1.  Fifth Generation. Cornelius Jay Du BOIS+ MD Birth 30 Aug 1836 in New York,  Death 11 Feb 1880 . Unmarried.  Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

735. Cornelius DuBois (C. L.), M.D. (Colonel); to distinguish himself from his uncle and cousin he took Jay as a middle name, b. at his father’s residence, 31 Clinton Place, N. Y. 1836; d. at his father’s residence, New Haven, Feb. 11, 1880; Col. Coll Law School, LL.B., 1861; Yale Medical Coll., 1866; had charge of a bonded warehouse. No. 9 Bridge st., 1858 ; admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the U. S. May 29, 1862 ; left New York in Co. K., 7th Reg. N. G., for the defense of Washington, April 19, 1861 ; went the 2d time with the 7th Reg., May 29, 1861, stationed at Fort Federal, Bait.; raised a Co. at New Haven, of which he was elected Capt., Sept. 11, 1862, Co. D. 27th Conn. Vol. ; went with his command to Washington, Oct. 23, 1862, and joined the 2d Army Corps, and was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, Chancellorsville, May, 1863, and Gettysburg, July, 1863, where he was wounded in the right arm, July 2, while leading his men into action ; breveted Major by the President for his gal- lantry. When recovered he enlisted as Adjutant of the 20th Conn, and was with the Co. under Sherman in Ga. ; at the battle of Resaca, May 15, 1864, when the color-bearer was knocked down by a shell, he seized the colors, called on the men to rally, and led them up the hill past a battery (see Conn. Records) ; breveted Lt.-Col. for his gallantry by the President, and afterward Conn, gave him the brevet of Colonel. Practiced medicine in Minneapolis and in New Haven. . At his death The New Haven Medical Association adopted the following resolution : 

Resolved, That in this event we mourn the loss of one who was marked for his high intellectual abilities, his powers of memory and cultured mind, and whose genial social qualities gained him the continued warm regard of all his associates : and, though not of late engaged in the active duties of his profession, will be re- membered as one who had always been conspicuous for his zeal, his skillful and successful devotion to the pursuit of his calling — • always kind to the poor and needy, a devotion which tended in every way to elevate the standard of professional life.” (bio) 

(Peter AUGUSTUS Du Bois born on Maderia Island in 1839 and died after four months of life.)

2.  Fifth Generation. Henry A DU BOIS M D Birth 26 Jun 1840 in New York, New York Death 26 May 1897 in San Rafael, California married Emily Maria BLOIS Birth Mar 1851 in Whitwell, Norfolk, England Death 5 Mar 1910 in San Rafael, California. They had five children.

  Henry Augustus DuBois, M.D., b. at the residence of his g. f. DuBois, n. w. cor. Broadway and 8th street, June 26, 1840 ; Yale B.P., 1859; April 25, 1861, he joined the 12th Regiment of N.Y.S.N.G. as Hospital Steward, in a few weeks was examined for Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A., and passed No. 3 out of 40 applicants; Aug. 28, 186 1, was under Dr. Abadie in the Columbian Hospital, Washington, but was soon put in full charge. He served in the 6th U. S. Cavalry as Inspector of Cavalry ; May, 1862, Asst, Med. Director of the Army of the Potomac, subsequently Medical In- spector of the Artillery Reserve under Gen. Hunt ; was at the battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, etc., in all about 40 battles ; 1864, Inspector of Hospitals at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac ; in June, 1864, on Gen. Sheridan’s staff; Aug., 1864, appointed Asst. Med. Director of the Middle Military Division of Va., on Sheridan’s staff, and was with him in all his battles, and present at Lee’s surrender ; brevetted by the President Captain, and subsequently Brevet Major. In 1865, took charge of the U. S. Laboratory in Phil. ; May, 1866, sent to Fort Union, New Mexico ; resigned Feb. 21, 1868, and is now practicing medicine in San Rafael, Cal., where he has founded a cemetery (Temaulpas), of which he is Comptroller ; delivered in Yale Medical Coll., April, i860, a course of lectures on Toxicology.; m. in 5th Avenue Church, by Rev. John Hall, D.D., Dec. i, 1880, Emily MARIA Blois, dau. of Hannah Maria Ferris (dau. of Miss Schieffelin, who was dau. of Hannah Lawrenceand Schieffelin), and Samuel Blois, M.D. (Bio)

In 1880  Henry  at age 40, married Emily Blois and they continued to live in San Rafael. During the next ten years they would have five children, who became the base of our California family that continued to live in the West. It is here that much of my history ends. Thanks to an excellent review of his life by Marilyn L Geary and published in the San Rafael Patch much more is known about Henry.

This article fills in his life after the Civil War when he lived and raised children in San Rafael.

From San Rafael Patch:  An early San Rafael village resident, Dr. Henry Augustus DuBois, Jr. settled in San Rafael in 1869 after serving as a surgeon in the Civil War and in the Indian Wars of New Mexico. Born to a wealthy East Coast family, Yale-educated Dr. DuBois was a great-grandson of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a president of the Continental Congress. In his memoirs, William Kent described DuBois as “a New Englander and a straight-laced and tproper citizen. He was educated, skillful and much esteemed.” Chickahominy Fever Dr. DuBois may have been lured to San Rafael by its healthy climate. In the California Medical Society’s journal, Dr. DuBois recommended San Rafael as ideal for a “sanitarium for chronic diseases.” During the Civil War, DuBois had contracted Chickahominy fever, a camp fever with symptoms of typhoid and malaria named for the mosquito-ridden swamps of the Chickahominy River in Virginia. The 1870 Census shows Dr. DuBois residing with 40-year-old Dr. Alfred Taliaferro, the first physician to practice in Marin. They lived in San Rafael Village with a 23-year old Chinese servant named Ah Poy. Dr. DuBois subsequently purchased land west of San Rafael at the end of today’s Fifth Street in what was called Forbes Valley. His land was far removed from town and included a section of Red Hill. Burials Prohibited When Dr. DuBois arrived in San Rafael, the town was growing fast, and the cemetery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Fourth and E Streets, could not keep up. In 1876, two years after San Rafael incorporated, town trustee Dr. Taliaferro proposed and got passed an ordinance prohibiting burials within San Rafael’s town limits. On Sept. 14, 1876, the Marin County Journal reported on a town meeting held to determine where to locate a new cemetery: “Nearly all the money and land kings were present.” Among several bids, Dr. DuBois offered a portion of his ranch for $13,000. The town trustees took no action, and the law to prohibit burials in town limits was rescinded. It was deemed “better to double up in the old yard than keep the dead above ground.” A Committee of One Not one to dawdle, by June 1878 Dr. DuBois had 40 men working on 113 acres of his land to build the new cemetery. He later stated, “I organized myself a committee of one.” He put enormous funds and energies into the venture, planting myrtle and ivy by the wagonload, laying out miles of roadways, setting out 2,000 trees and thousands of flowers. In September the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois was doing a great amount of work. Schooners came up San Rafael Creek to First and C streets with loads of urns, fountains, sample monuments, granite walls and fences. DuBois had drawn up plans for a bell tower and an artesian well 2,000 feet deep. In December 1879 the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois had toured 42 cemeteries in the East to collect drawings, photos, maps, statistics on water supply and other cemetery best practices. DuBois’ Folly In the late 1800s cemeteries were designed as parks for picnics and Sunday outings. DuBois expected that the cemetery would be a favorite destination and built miles of access roads. As he owned a portion of Red Hill, he hired Chinese laborers to build a zig-zag road up its heights to provide access from San Anselmo. Too steep for horse and buggy, the project gained the label “.” The Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery was dedicated in August 1879. It eventually served some of San Rafael’s most prominent families, including the Dollars and the Boyds. DuBois’ horizons, however, stretched beyond Marin. In January 1880 Dr. DuBois wrote in the Marin County Journal: “It is believed that, with the example of New York City, many burials from San Francisco will take place here…Objections [are] that San Francisco funerals must come on the boat and pass through town, but the midday, little-used boat will be used and funerals can pass on streets with few houses. Friends prophesy I will be ruined…I have been ruined so frequently – at least my friends have so prophesied – that I don’t mind it a bit.” Dr. DuBois built a number of artificial lakes at the cemetery. In 1881, reporting that the carp had multiplied from 11 to over 750, he suggested, “Carp raising would be a good industry here.” San Rafael in Denver? In 1874 Dr. DuBois platted a development in Denver, Colorado, which he named San Rafael for his California home. He expanded this subdivision in 1882 and 1886 as demand increased for more lots. The area, located 8 blocks northeast of downtown Denver, is now a heritage district on the National Register of Historic Places. An early advertisement described it as “beautifully located overlooking the city with a glorious view of the mountains.” Why Denver? The answer is unknown. Coincidentally, Lindsey Wiseman, great-great granddaughter of industrial magnate Captain Robert Dollar, former owner of San Rafael’s Falkirk mansion, is currently renovating homes in Denver’s San Rafael district. Dr. DuBois and Captain Dollar were great friends. Despite his activities in Denver, DuBois remained in San Rafael, Calif., where two of his siblings joined him. In 1880 he lived with his brother Alfred W. DuBois, a 28-year old Chinese servant Ah Jim and a 44-year-old servant Amelia Schuthris. Later that year, Dr. DuBois married Emily M. Blois, and they subsequently had four children. The Vaccine Farm Building a cemetery, a residential neighborhood in a distant city, and a new family is more than enough to manage, but Dr. DuBois saw problems as opportunities. In the 1880s, vaccine panics often accompanied smallpox epidemics. Summer heat precluded transporting fresh vaccine from the East, and vaccine became scarce. To provide a local source, in 1887 Dr. DuBois started the Pacific Coast Vaccine Farm in San Rafael, presumably at his ranch in Forbes Valley. At the time there were only nine other vaccine farms in the United States, none on the West Coast. At the farm, DuBois injected heifers from ten to twenty times with cowpox vaccine. These injections created vesicles from which the vaccine was later collected, packaged and shipped. Shortly after DuBois started producing vaccine, San Francisco was overcome by an epidemic of smallpox. On short notice, Dr. DuBois provided a supply that the San Francisco Public Health Board declared useless. In DuBois’ defense, Dr. William S. Whitwell inspected the farm and wrote in the medical journal Lancet, “Marin is a dairy county, and calves of the proper age are easily obtainable. They are kept in clean stalls and well fed for a day or two before being operated upon…the success of such a farm would, more than any other one measure, aid in banishing the periodic epidemics of smallpox with which the State, or more especially, San Francisco, is afflicted.” He went on to discuss financial losses when “tourists and others in pursuit of pleasure avoid the city.” The Pacific Coast Vaccine Farm didn’t last. Dr. DuBois died May 27, 1897 at age 55 of the typhoid fever he contracted in the Virginia swamps. Du Bois Street in San Rafael is named for another DuBois, but Dr. Henry A. DuBois Jr.’s legacy lives on in Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and in Denver’s historic San Rafael district

Sixth Generation. Children of Henry A DU BOIS M D and Emily Maria BLOIS

1. Sixth Generation. Helen Jay Du Bois Birth Sep 1881 in California Death 1911 Unmarried.

2. Sixth Generation. Henry A Du BOIS (III)Birth 22 Dec 1882 in San Rafael, California Death 10 Mar 1982 in Hollister, San Benito, California, married Beatrice Evelyn VAN FLEET Birth 31 Oct 1890 in Riverside, California Death 4 Mar 1981 in Hollister, San Benito, California,  He lived to age 99. They had seven children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Henry A Du BOIS and Beatrice Evelyn Van FLEET

1.  Seventh Generation. Thelma V Du BOIS Birth 23 Oct 1910 in Lake, California Death 7 Mar 1991 in Sonoma, California. Married Rene V Border Birth abt 1910 in California.

2. Seventh Generation. Alan Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 14 Jul 1913 in Hilmar, Merced, California Death 20 Dec 1995 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona,  Unmarried.

3. Seventh Generation. Jack Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth abt 1915 in California. Unmarried.

4. Seventh  Generation. Philip Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 23 Nov 1918 in Stanislaus, California Death 5 Jul 1983 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California,  Unmarried.

5. Seventh  Generation. David Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 15 Aug 1921 in Stanislaus, California married Patricia C. MAHOY Birth 21 May 1927 in California, USA Death 20 Jun 2011 in Coarsegold, Madera, California,

6. Seventh  Generation. Janne Van Fleet Du Bois Birth 22 Apr 1925 in Stanislaus, California.

7. Seventh Generation. Romie J Du Bois Birth abt 1926 in California

3. Sixth Generation. Ernest Blois Du Bois Birth 29 Apr 1884 in San Rafael, Marin, California. Death   Married Helen H KRESS Birth Apr 1887 in Pennsylvania, Death 1 Oct 1968 in Long-Term Care Facilities.

4. Sixth Generation. Hannah L Dubois Birth Nov 1886 in California Death  Unmarried.

5. Sixth generation. Emily Blois Du Bois Birth 20 Aug 1889 in California Death 26 Aug 1987 in San Diego, California married Clyde Leon REED Birth Dec 1883 in Illinois, Death , They had two children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Emily Blois Du Bois and Clyde Leon REED

1. Seventh Generation. Elizabeth J REED.  Birth abt 1921 in California

2.  Seventh Generation.  Alan C REED Birth abt 1923

3. Fifth Generation. John Jay Du BOIS+ Birth 6 Jun 1846 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 11 Nov 1898  Unmarried.   Lawyer. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. In Record of Merit, 1862-3, of Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, in Declamation, J. J. DuBois ranks first; appointments of the first class for Graduation Day, July 24, 1863, 4th oration, J. J. DuBois: subject. Universal Suffrage. Yale, 1867, A.M., 1872; Col. Coll., LL.13., 1869.

4. Fifth Generation. Prof. Augustus Jay Du BOIS+ Birth 22 Apr 1849 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 19 Oct 1915  married Adeline C BLAKESLEE Birth Feb 1860 in Connecticut Death 1916 . Sheffield Scientific School, Yale Univ Professor of Civil Engineering. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They did not have children.

Augustus Jay DuBois, the son of Henry Augustus DuBois and Catherine Helena (Jay) DuBois, who had six other children, was born at Newton Palls, Ohio, on April 25th, 1849. His father, who was of French Huguenot descent, received the degree of M.D. from Columbia College in 1830 and spent most of his life in the practice of medicine. His mother was a granddaughter of Chief Justice John Jay, who was also of French Huguenot descent. Mr. DuBois prepared for college at the Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Conn., and then took the course in Civil Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, from which lie was graduated in 1869. Continuing there in advanced studies, he secured the degree of C. E. in 1870 and that of Ph.D. in 1873. He then spent 18 months at the Royal Mining Academy in Freiberg, Saxony, followed by a few months of surveying work in California and Connecticut. During 1871-75 he made a special study of the then new science of Graphic Statics, the results of which were published in 1875, in two volumes, under the title ”Elements of Graphical Statics and Their Application to Framed Structures.” This was the first comprehensive work on the subject which appeared in the United States, and it was re-issued in revised editions in 1877, 1879, and 1883. In 1875, Mr. DuBois was appointed Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering in Lehigh University, from which he was called, in 1877, to the chair of Mechanical Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School, and, in 1884, he was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering there, a position which he filled until his death. During his forty years of service as a teacher of Engineering, Professor DuBois was active in enriching the theory of the subject.  During 1889-94 he prepared and delivered six lectures entitled “Science and Faith”, “Science and Immortality”, “Science and Miracle”, etc., which were published in the Century Magazine and other periodicals. These lectures were marked by originality of thought and beauty of style, and by the purpose to establish moral truths on the fundamental principles of mechanics: one of the last products of his pen was to summarize the conclusions of these lectures in an article in the Yale Review for July, 1913.

Professor DuBois was a hard worker, a clear and logical writer, and his books greatly advanced the interests of sound education in theoretical and applied mechanics. As a teacher, he was most successful, and especially was he insistent that students should acquire a thorough knowledge of fundamental principles. His successor, Professor John C. Tracy, in an obituary notice in the Yale Alumni Weekly, wrote as follows: “A sympathetic interest, a ready wit, and a friendly unconventional manner won his students from the start. He was a clear and original thinker, and a keen but sympathetic critic. Breadth of culture and an unusual power of expression made him a brilliant and inspiring conversationalist. Underneath a quiet and undemonstrative exterior, there was a man chivalrous, sympathetic, always thoughtful of others, loyal,and wholly lovable. Only a few of his closest friends knew how, in his own quiet unostentatious way, he went about doing good, and to them he seemed an almost perfect type of Christian gentleman.” Professor DuBois rarely attended engineering meetings, seeming to feel somewhat awkward outside of the circle of his friends and students. In his college days he was a good chess player and a member of the Book and Snake Fraternity, but he took little interest in other social activities. He made six trips to Europe, for rest and relaxation during summer vacations, but he never had a Sabbatical year in whole or in part during his fortyyears of service as a teacher. He was married, on June 23d, 18.83, to Miss Adeline Blakesley, daughter of Arthur Blakesley, of New Haven, Conn. They had no children, and she survived him only seven months.(obit)

5. Fifth Generation Alfred Wagstaff Du BOIS+ Birth 30 Dec 1852 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 17 May 1900 . He married .Anna LICHTENBERG Birth 1870 in Germany Death      He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had no children. He was a Graduate of Yale. He and his wife lived in Marin County, California.

The other Family member to move to California was ALFRED WAGSTAFF Du BOIS. About 1880 he moved to San Rafael to live with his brother. In 1897 he married ANNA LICHTENBERG, whose family were socially prominent in San Rafael. He died suddenly in Paris, two years after they were married and his widow continued to live in San Rafael. My sister and brother in law visited her while they were in San Francisco in the 1950’s. She, has in our family, been known as Aunt Anna! Her family were buried in the Mt Tamalpais cemetery that Henry had developed!

6. Fifth Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD Du BOIS+ Birth 22 May 1854 in New York

Death 6 Nov 1919 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut,  Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

7.  Fifth Generation. ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS+ MD Birth 19 Jan 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut,  Death 9 Mar 1896 in New York, Married ALICE MASON+ Birth 15 Apr 1865 in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut,  Death 1906 in New York. They had three children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Robert Ogden Du Bois was the eighth and youngest child of Henry Augustus and Catharine Jay. He was born in New Haven, and went to Yale and then Yale Medical School. He moved to New York City and practiced general medicine and surgery and had an interest in ENT problems. He married Alice Mason. They had three children, Arthur, Helen and Robert. Robert had rheumatic fever as a child and died at age 36 from heart failure, a complication of his rheumatic heart disease.. Alice Mason married Robert Ogden Du Bois in 1889. She was the daughter of Arthur Mason, a well respected minister of the Episcopal Church. Her Mason ancestry goes back seven generations. The original settler Ralph Mason came to Boston in 1685. Her great grandfather, Jonathen Mason was a Senator from Mass in 1803. She died of pneumonia at age 41, and the three children were then brought up by her family. She had three sisters and one brother. Sister Isabella married Mansell Van Rensselaer. The other two sisters, (Maud and Teddy ) never married. Teddy helped raise John after his mother died and his father reactivated his tbc. (See Mason Descendants )

Sixth Generation Children of  ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS+ MD and ALICE  MASON+

Alice Mason married Robert Ogden Du Bois They had three children Arthur, Helen and Robert. Arthur married M. Louise Dixon, who developed a family  genealogy. They had two children, Louise (Petey) and John. Petey married Edward C Perkins (Ned) and had five children, all of whom have married. Louie, Edward (Neddy), James, David and Kate. John married Adrienne Allen of Toronto and had three children, Anne, Catharine and Peter. This marriage ended in divorce and John married Sharon Menzie. They have one adopted child, Christopher. Helen married Frederick Kobbe and had two children, Alice and Helen. Alice married Franham Gilbert and Helen married Waldron Proctor and have two children. Robert married Elizabeth (Betty) Chisholm. He practiced as a pediatrician in New York City. They had two children. Robert (Bobby) and Philip who both married and had children.

1. Sixth Generation. ARTHUR MASON DU BOIS+ Birth Nov 4, 1890 in New York Death Dec 1979 in New York married MARIE LOUISE DIXON+*Birth 15 Dec 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 03 JUL 1943 in Hewlett, Nassau, New York, They had two children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery. Married Cornelia Prime COSTER Birth 6 Feb 1901 in New York, New York,  Death 11 Dec 1956 in New York,

Seventh Generation. Children of ARTHUR MASON DU BOIS+ and  MARIE LOUISE DIXON+

1. Seventh Generation. Louise (Petey) Dixon DuBOIS Birth Sept 22, 1928 in New York City Living married Edward Clifford PERKINS Birth 31 Jul 1919 in New York Death 12 Aug 2002 in Tyringham, Massachusetts.  They have five children.

Edward (Ned) Perkins Birth 1919 31 Jul New York Military 1942 -45 — Age: 23 Pacific in command Antiaircraft Battery Capt US Army, WW II Graduation 1949 — Age: 30 Columbia Law School, NYC Marriage to Louise Dixon DuBois 1950 Aug — Age: 31 Lenox, Massachusetts, Trinity Chirch Residence 1954 — Age: 35 Bethlehem, PA Legal Dept of Bethleham Steel Death 2002 12 Aug — Age: 83 Tyringham, Massachusetts Edward C Perkins was the great grandson of U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Senator William M. Evarts, the great great grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman, and the great uncle of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. (Obit)

Eighth Generation. Children of  Louise Dixon DU BOIS and Edward Clifford PERKINS

1. Eighth Generation.  M. Louise PERKINS Birth Aug 26, 1949 Living married Nathaniel Prentice ended with divorce. Married Alan P Hoblitzel Jr Birth 1931 Living.  They have two children,  Maxwell and Kate. Alan P. Hoblitzell, Jr., was the chief executive officer of Maryland National Bank.

2. Eighth Generation. Edward Newton PERKINS Birth Apr 6, 1951 Living married Katherine Clarke. They have two children. (Adop) Emily and Matthew

3. Eighth Generation. James Handasyd PERKINS Birth Jul 19, 1954 Living married to Elizabeth Robinson. Marriage ended in divorce. They have two children Ben and Luke.

4. Eighth Generation. David Clarkson PERKINS Birth Dec 15, 1956 Living married Eve LEHMAN. She died in 2010. They have two children Sarah and Liza.

5. Eighth Generation. Kate Riggs PERKINS Birth Oct 21, 1963 Living. Married David Clewell. Marriage ended in divorce. They have two children. Madeline and Sam.

2. Seventh Generation. JOHN JAY DUBOIS, MD Birth Nov 18,  1933 in New York City  Living married Adrienne Ackerman ALLEN Birth Feb 6, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . Living. They have three children. Married SHARON ELIZABETH MENZIE Birth Dec 24, 1944 in San Francisco, Calif. Living. They have one child (adopted) Chris.

John Jay Du BOIS graduated from Williams college in 1955 and Cornell Univ Medical College in  1959. He did his residency at St Luke’s Hopital in NYC. He practiced Internal Medicine in Rye N.Y. until 1990 and then he was with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC. He served as Medical Missionary to Panama from 2001 until 2010. He was president and Trustee of the Jay Cemetery from 1960 until 2000.  He and his second wife, Sharon were involved with the resolution of saving the Peter Augustus Jay home and property. They continue on the Advisory Board of the Jay Heritage Center.  He has been interested in family genealogy.

Eighth Generation. Children of JOHN JAY Du BOIS and  Adrienne Ackerman ALLEN

1. Eighth Generation. Anne Ackerman DUBOIS Birth Sept 21, 1961 in New York City  Living

2. Eighth Generation. Catharine Jay DUBOIS Birth May 1, 1963 in New York City  Living married Harold Augustus O’Callaghan Birth Oct 23, 1962 in New York City  Living. They have four daughters. Kate, Charlotte, Ally, and Sarah.

3. Eighth Generation. Peter Jay DUBOIS Birth May 26, 1966 in Rye, New York Living married Ingrid Dankmeyer Birth  1966 Living. Marriage ended in divorce in 2012. They have three children. Astrid,  Greta, and Johan.

2. Sixth Generation. Helen Jay Du BOIS Birth 1892 in New York Death  married Frederick W KOBBE Birth 29 Apr 1887 in New York Death 1946 in Ridgefield, Conn. They had two children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Helen Jay Du BOIS  and Frederick W KOBBE

1. Seventh Generation.  Alice M KOBBE Birth abt 1927 in New York  Living married Farnam GILBERT Birth 10 Jan 1925 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT Death 10 Jan 1994 in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT. They did not have children.

2. Seventh Generation. Helen Jay KOBBE Birth abt 1930 in New York  Living Married Waldron W.  PROCTER Birth 1928 Death  They have two children.

3. Sixth Generation. Robert Ogden Du BOIS+* MD Birth 3 Aug 1894 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, Death Sep 11, 1979 in Redding Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, married Elizabeth Harson CHISOLM+ Birth 17 Nov 1900 in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey,  Death January 23, 1978 in Redding Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. He was President of The Jay Cemetery Corporation in the 1950’s. He practiced Pediatrics in New York City. They had two children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Robert Ogden Du BOIS+* MD and  Elizabeth Harson CHISOLM+

1. Seventh Generation. Robert Ogden  Du BOIS, Jr. Birth Oct 30, 1926 in New York,  Death January 13, 1999 in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada. Married Charlotte Erika Felicitas Stupp von STULPNAGEL. Birth February 25, 1933 in Bronxville, Westchester, New York,  Death March 29, 2011 in Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had five children. They lived in Nova Scotia.

2. Seventh Generation. Philip Mason Du BOIS Birth 1930 in New York City Living. Married Jennifer LAND Birth 1935 Living. They have one child.

**PHILIP M. DUBOIS Ph.D., Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, MA; Harvard College, B.A., Physics; Cambridge University (Trinity College), Ph.D., Geophysics; Retired President, Rowland Foundation; Board of Overseers, Tufts Veterinary College; former President and Director, American Morgan Horse Association; trustee, American Morgan Horse Institute; trustee, Trust for New Hampshire Lands; former chair, Peterborough Conservation Commission; former chair, Monadnock Group of the Sierra Club; trustee, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; CMF Board of Trustees 1970, Emeritus 2001.(bio)

Jenifer Land Du Bois was the daughter of Scientist and inventor Edwin Land. He was born on May 7, 1909, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Land attended Harvard University briefly before establishing his own laboratory to study light polarization. The lab became the Polaroid Corporation in 1937, and introduced its groundbreaking instant camera and self-developing film in 1947.

FOURTH GENERATION

5. Fourth Generation ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

  

5. ANNA MARIA JAY** Birth 12 Sep 1819 in New York City, New York,  Death 2 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, married HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT Birth 8 Aug 1808 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 28 Mar 1888 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, They had six children.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont:The second son of Hezekiah Beers and Anna Maria Constable Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn was born in Brooklyn on August 8, 1808. Henry Evelyn was educated in New York City and quickly acquired his father’s prominence among Brooklyn’s elite. Upon the death of H.B. Pierpont, William Constable, the eldest Pierrepont son, took over the family’s upstate properties while Henry Evelyn remained in Brooklyn, maintaining the family’s influence on, and commitment to, the city’s development. On December 1, 1841, Henry Evelyn married Anna Maria Jay, daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson, and granddaughter of John Jay, governor of New York (1795-1801) and the first Chief Justice of the United States. Together the couple had six children, including Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II and John Jay Pierrepont.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont spent much of his life working to establish Brooklyn as a flourishing metropolis. In 1844 a Brooklyn ferry lease was granted to Henry Evelyn Pierrepont and Jacob R. Leroy, who combined the five existing Brooklyn ferries into the Brooklyn Union Ferry Company. The venture created a more frequent and regular service between Brooklyn and New York City, and effectively monopolized transportation across the East River prior to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.

By 1857 Henry Evelyn and William Pierrepont had established a joint venture, the Pierrepont Stores, “a United States bonded warehouse where ships’ freight was received and stored for the owners, insured by the government, until duties were paid.” The Stores was a major port of entry for a number of different cargoes (primarily sugar and molasses) from locales ranging from the Caribbean to Manila. Upon Henry Evelyn’s retirement from business, his two sons took over the Pierrepont Stores, which they operated until leased to the Empire Warehouse Company in 1888, shortly after the death of their father on March 28, 1888.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont dedicated much of his time to the cultural development of the city, as well as its commercial expansion. He held a number of prominent positions, such as Trustee of Brooklyn Hospital, Trustee and President of Green-Wood Cemetery, Director of the Academy of Music, Director and President of the Brooklyn Club, and Director of The Long Island Historical Society.(bio)

DESCENDANTS of ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

1. Fifth Generation. Mary Rutherford PIERREPONT Birth 25 Aug 1842 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Death 31 Dec 1879 in 242 E 15th St., New York City married  Rutherford STUYVESANT Birth 2 Sep 1842 in New York, NY Death 4 Jul 1909 in Paris,France. They had one child who died at birth.

RUTHERFURD  STUYVESANT, died in Paris on July 4, 1909. His real name was Stuyvesant RUTHERFURD and among his ancestors were Governor Peter Stuyvesant; Governor John Winthrop, of Massachusetts; Governor Dudley, of Connecticut; Lewis Morris, Chief Justice of New York, and first Governor of New Jersey. His father was Lewis Morris Rutherford and his mother was Margaret Stuyvesant Chanler. By the will of his mother’s great-uncle, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant’s property was left to him upon the condition of his changing his family name to Stuyvesant, which was done by an act of the Legislature. In 1863 he graduated from Columbia College and in the same year he married Mary Rutherfurd Pierrepont, daughter of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont and Anna Maria Jay. Mrs. Stuyvesant died in 1879. On June 16, 1902, he married in London the Countess Mathilde E. de Wassanaer, the widow of a Dutch nobelman. A son was born of this marriage. Mr. Stuyvesant, who was sixty-nine years of age at the time of his death, was a brother of Winthrop RUTHERFURD, who married Alice Morton, and of Mrs. Henry White, at that time American Ambassador in France. He was a cousin on his mother’s side of William Astor Chanler and Mrs. Richard Aldrich. He was the owner of Tranquility Farms, near Tranquility, N. J., famous for its elk and deer park and extensive English pheasant preserves. He left a considerable estate which was divided among his family and his charitable interests.

“In the meantime, RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant married Mary RUTHERFURD Pierrepont on October 13, 1863. She was the daughter of the prestigious and wealthy Henry Evelyn and Anna Jay Pierrepont of Brooklyn. Their lives together were happy and loving; but then on New Year’s Eve 1879, the expectant Mary went into labor.  Neither Mary nor the infant survived. In deep grief, Stuyvesant planned a monument to his wife. He arranged to build a memorial chapel connected with St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, the Episcopal church built by Peter Stuyvesant in 1795 on his farm land. Stuyvesant chose a large plot of land at the corner of East 10th Street and Avenue A where a small St. Mark’s mission structure already stood. He hired the eminent architect James Renwick, Jr. who was already responsible for the magnificent Grace Episcopal Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Renwick worked with W. H. Russell in creating an edifice far removed from those lacy Gothic churches”. (Bio Obit)

2. Fifth Generation. HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT Birth December 9, 1845 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 4 Nov 1911 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  married Ellen Almira LOW Birth 30 JUN 1846 in Brooklyn, NY Death 30 DEC 1884 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They had Six children.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II: The eldest son of Henry Evelyn and Anna Maria Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn II was born in Brooklyn on December 9, 1845. Henry Evelyn, Jr. studied at Columbia College, receiving his B.A. in 1867. In 1869 he married Ellen A. Low, daughter of Ellen Almira Dow and Abiel Abbot Low, with whom he had six children. He and his brother, John Jay, soon took charge of the Pierrepont Stores, joining forces with Ferdinand N. Massa in the firm of Pierrepont Brothers. The brothers sold the Stores in 1888 and Henry Evelyn, Jr. retired from active business ventures, devoting his time to the further development of his real estate holdings. He continued his commitment to work within the community, most notably at Grace Church, of which his father had been a founding member and senior warden, a position which Henry Evelyn, Jr. also came to hold. Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II died in Brooklyn on November 4, 1911.

Sixth Generation. Children of HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT and Ellen Almira  LOW

1. Sixth Generation. Anne Low PIERREPONT Birth 23 SEP 1870 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England Death 8 Jun 1948 married Lea McIlvaine LUQUER Birth 4 Sep 1864 in Brooklyn, New York Death 30 Jan 1930 in New York, New York. They had  four children.  Lea Mellivaine Luquer, Phd was professor of mineralogy at Columbia University and author of several text books on this subject.

Children of Anne Low PIERREPONT and Lea McIlvaine LUQUE

1. Seventh Generation. Lea Shippen LUQUER Birth 21 Sep 1897 in Brooklyn, New York Death 1970 married  Grace Hamilton PARKER. Birth abt 1900 in Massachusetts

Lea Shippen Luquer died on July 4, 1981 in Falmouth, Massachusetts after a long illness at the age of eighty-three years. Bom in Brooklyn, New York, on September 21, 1897, the elder son of Lea Mcllvaine Luquer and Anne Lowe Pierrepont Luquer, he spent his childhood years in Mt. Kisco. Entering St. Paul’s in 1912, he was a member of the Delphian athletic club, the Shattuck Boat Club and the Scientific Association. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. After teaching for a time at Yale, and in China at Chang Sha, Hunan, he took a master’s of divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He taught at the Asheville School in North Carolina for seven years, and then at the Dexter School in Boston for a year. During World War 11, he worked with the U. S. Army Ordinance, before becoming a curator with Boston’s Harrison Gray Otis House of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, a position he held until several years ago when he retired. A member of the board of the Early American Glass Club and secretary of the Brookline Thursday Club for twenty-five years, he also served as a vestryman at the Church of Our Saviour in Brookline and actively assisted as a volunteer and board member of the Cotuit, Massachusetts Library. One of his great loves was mountain climbing; an enthusiastic member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Forty-Sixers, he topped the forty-eight tallest mountains in the Range. He is survived by his wife, Grace Parker Luquer; two sons, Lea Shippen Luquer, Jr. and Peter C. Luquer; a daughter, Mrs. Edward W. Madeira, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr.; a brother, Evelyn P. Luquer *20; and eight grandchildren. (Obit)

Children of Lea Shippen LUQUER and  Grace Hamilton PARKER

1. Eighth Generation. Grace T LUQUER  abt 1930 in Massachusetts  Living married  Edward W. MADIERA,  Jr Birth 1930 in Pennsylvania.

2. Eighth Generation. Lea Shippen LUQUER,  Jr. Birth abt 1932 in Massachusetts. Lea Shippen Luquer jr (son of Lea Shippen Luquer and Grace Hamilton Parker). He married Giovannella Chirochetti.

Children of Lea Shippen Luquer jr and Giovannella Chirochetti are:

1.       Ninth Generation  Monica LUQUER

2.       Ninth Generation Dominica LUQUER

3. Eighth Generation. Peter C LUQUER Birth abt 1935 in MassachusettsLiving in Po Box 172, Hartland Four Corners, Windsor County, VT-5049 married to Heidi LUQUER. One son Peter C LUQUER, Jr. Married and lives in Hartland Vt.

2. Seventh Generation. Evelyn Pierrepont LUQUER Birth October 20, 1900 in New York City, New York,  Death 27 SEP 1983 in New Jersey married Frances Meldrim JONES Birth 15 JUL 1905 in Savannah, Chatham County, GA Death 6 SEP 1996 .

1920 — Evelyn Pierrepont Luquer died in Princeton, New Jersey, on September 27, 1983. The son of Anne Pierrepont Luquer and Lea Mcllvaine Luquer, he was bom in New York City on October 20,1900, and entered School in the I Form from Mount Kisco, New York. He graduated from Princeton University in 1923 and Columbia University Law School in 1926. He was a partner in the New York firm of Satterlee and Canfield until 1950 and was thereafter engaged in the private practice of law, retiring in 1969 to Princeton. He was for many years a trustee of the New York Marble Cemetery, treasurer of the Navy Branch of the YMCA at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and a governor of the Princeton Charter Club. Surviving are his wife, Frances Jones Luquer, of Princeton; a daughter, Mrs. John I. Boswell of Hanover, New Hampshire; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr., of Purdys, New York. (Obit)

1. Eighth generation. Anne Pierpont LUQUER Birth abt 1939 Living married  John Iverson BOSWELL Birth 25 Oct 1936 Death 27 Feb 2009 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire. They had one child.

3. Seventh Generation. Thatcher Paine LUQUER Birth July 20, 1905 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, USA Death  Aug 1970, Cambridge, MA. Unmarried

4. Seventh Generation. Ellen Pierrepont LUQUER Birth July 28, 1909 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine,  Death Feb 1984 in Purdys, Westchester, New York married  Thomas  Lyon PURDY,Jr Birth 26 Oct 1909 in New York Death 22 Dec 2003 in Purdys, Westchester, New York. They had two children.

Thomas Lyon (9) Purdy says that DeLancy married a Van Cortlandt daughter;her dowry was large tracts of land in Cortlandt Manor. Near or duringthe Revolution, DeLancy (active Loyalist leader) decided to sell off alot of his land in case he lost it. Two Purdys who wanted to be millers,of Rye, bought it (Daniel 3 and Hachaliah his brother). Daniel gave hispart to his grandsons because his sons were Tory. Joseph L. picked aspot where he could build a small dam and a mill. This family haspictures of the dam and mill, before the building of the NYC water supplyTiticus Reservoir and Muscoot (Croton) Reservoir dams c1893. The housesin the valley that were going to be flooded were moved to the presentsite of the hamlet of Purdys. The Joseph L. Purdy house was not moved.Daniel 3 of course lived and gave the land prior to the Revolution.Joseph L. Purdy erected the frame of his house the day of the battle ofBunker Hill. There were strong feelings about Tory vs. Whig so some ofthese stories have been given a bit of a slant over the years.

Eighth Generation Children of Ellen Pierrepont LUQUER and Thomas Lyon  Purdy, Jr.

1. Ellen L PURDY Birth abt 1939 in New York  Living married John C. B. WEBSTER. Birth 1935. Alive. They were married in 1959 and then divorced in 1987

2. Thomas L PURDY. Birth abt 1937 in New York

2. Sixth Generation . ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT Birth 15 APR 1872 in Brooklyn, NY Death 3 Jan 1960 in ? Married REUBEN BURNHAM MOFFATBirth 7 Jan 1861 in Brooklyn, New York Death 21 Jun 1916 in Plainville, Connecticut. They had three children.

Reuben Burnham, son of Dr. Reuben Curtis and Elizabeth Virginia (Barclay) Moffat, was born in Brooklyn, New York, January 7, 1861.  He attended the schools of his native city, and prepared for college at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire.  He graduated from Harvard College in 1883 with the degree of B. A. and from the Columbia Law School in New York, in 1885, LL. B.  He has practiced his profession continuously in the city of New York.  In 1896 he formed a partnership with Sherman Evarts under the firm name of Evarts & Moffat, and in 1904 with Willoughby Lane Webb, under the firm name of Moffat & Webb.  In 1906 this latter firm became Rand, Moffat & Webb, the new partners being William Rank Jr., Frederick Kernochan and Frank A Lord, and later Landon Parker Marvin.  In 1910 the firm dissolved, and since then Mr. Moffat has practiced alone.  He married, June 5, 1895, Ellen Low, daughter of Henry Evelyn and Ellen A (Low) Pierrepont, born in Brooklyn, New York, April 15, 1872.  Three children have been born to them:  1. Jay Pierrepont, born in Rye, New York, July 18, 1896. 2. Elizabeth Barclay, born in Rye, New York, June 26, 1898.  3. Abbot Low, born in New York City, May 12,1901. (Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. )

Seventh Generation. Children of ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT and REUBEN   BURNHAM MOFFAT

1. Seventh Generation Ambassador Jay Pierrepoint MOFFAT Birth 18 Jul 1896 in Rye, New York Death 24 Jan 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada married Lilla Cabot GREW Birth 30 Nov 1907 in St. Petersburg, Russia Death 21 Feb 1994 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire,  They had two children.

Jay Pierrepont Moffat (7 January 1896 – January 25, 1943) was an American diplomat, historian and statesman who, between 1917 and 1943, served theState Department in a variety of posts, including that of Ambassador to Canada during the first year of U.S. participation in World War II. A native of Rye, New York, Moffat was a professional diplomat who had previously served as the private secretary to the American Ambassador to theNetherlands (1917-19), followed by service as secretary of the American legation in Warsaw (1919-21) and in Tokyo (1921-23). Between 1925 and 1927 he served President Calvin Coolidge as Ceremony Officer at the White House and in 1927, at the end of his assignment, he was married in Hancock, New Hampshire to Lilla Cabot Grew, the daughter of fellow diplomat Joseph C. Grew who, while Moffat was serving in his final post as ambassador to Canada, was the U. S. Ambassador to Japan at the time of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Moffat continued his diplomatic career in the post of secretary to the American legation in Switzerland (1927-31) and as the U.S. consul general to Australia(1935-37). From 1937 to 1940 he again served in Washington, this time in the significant post of the Chief of the State Department’s Western EuropeanDivision. Finally, in June 1940, after Ambassador to Canada James H. R. Cromwell resigned after 142 days to run for the U.S. Senate, President Franklin Roosevelt nominated Moffat to his first and, as it turned out, final post as U.S. ambassador. He was immediately confirmed and served until his death, two years and seven months later, in the midst of World War II. Jay Pierrepont Moffat died in Ottawa two and-a-half weeks after his 47th birthday and was succeeded as ambassador by Ray Atherton. In his obituary, The New York Times remarked that “even in war, when death is knocking at such a multitude of doors, the loss of a trusted public man in the flower of his age and his powers is lamentable”. In addition to his work as a diplomat, he wrote a work on Turkish history and, in 1956, his papers were donated to the Harvard University Library by his father-in-law Ambassador Joseph Grew. (Obit)

Eighth Generation. Children of Ambassador Jay Pierrepoint MOFFAT and Lilla Cabot GREW

1. Eighth Generation. Edith Alice MOFFAT Birth 14 Oct 1929 in Berne, Bern, Switzerland Death 20 Nov 2010 in Sedona, Coconino, Arizona, married Donn Braden SPENSER Birth 13 Aug 1921 in Los Angeles, California,  Death 5 Jan 1986 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California,  They had two children.

Ninth Generation. Children of Edith Alice MOFFAT and  SPENSER

1. Jay Pierrepont SPENSER Birth 5 Jul 1952 in Salzburg, Austria Living

2. Lilia Cabot SPENSER Birth 30 Oct 1954 in Havana, Cuba Living

2. Eighth Generation. Ambassador J. Peter MOFFAT Birth 17 Jan 1932 in New York City, married Pamela Mary DAWSON Birth 15 Aug 1932 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living.  They had three children

Jay Pierrepont Moffat, Jr. (born January 17, 1932) is an American diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to Chad from 1983 to 1985. He was the first ambassador to the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena. He is a member of the Butler-Belmont family.[1][2] Contents [hide] 1 Biogrpahy 2 See also 3 References 4 External links [edit]Biogrpahy Jay Moffat was born in 1932. His father was the United States Ambassador to Canada, Jay Pierrepont Moffat. He was also the grandnephew of Seth Low Pierrepont (member of Connecticut House of Representatives, 1921 to 1927) and nephew of Abbot Low Moffat (member of New York State Assembly from the New York County 15th District, 1929 to 1943). On December 28, 1953, Moffat married Pamela Mary Dawson.[3] He graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in 1953. Moffat served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956. In 1956 he entered the U.S Foreign Service as intelligence research officer in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He was consular officer in Kobe and Osaka, Japan, from 1958 to 1960, and political officer in Paris, France, from 1961 to 1965. In the State Department he served as officer in charge of Benelux affairs at the Bureau of European Affairs from 1965 to 1968, and staff assistant to the Secretary of State from 1968 to 1969. He was a political officer in Bern, Switzerland, from 1969 to 1970, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 1971 to 1974. In 1974, he attended the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. From 1974 to 1976 he was Deputy Executive Secretary in the State Department. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Rabat, Morocco, from 1976 to 1980 and attended the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute from 1980 to 1981. He was chargé d’affaires in N’Djamena in 1982.[4] On April 28, 1983, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be the United States Ambassador to Chad. He was confirmed on May 27, 1983. He succeeded John Blane, who was the chargé d’affaires ad interim in Chad from 1982 to 1983. He left that post on July 23, 1985. Moffat’s foreign languages are French, German, and Russian.(bio)

Ninth Generation. Children of J. Peter MOFFAT and Pamela Mary Dawson

1. Ninth Generation. Sarah Margaret MOFFAT Birth 15 May 1956

Living married Emanuel Nahum SREBRO+ Birth 30 Jul 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts,  Death 16 Nov 2004 in Montclair, New Jersey,  He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They have three children.  Emily, Jane, Rachel

2. Ninth Generation. Matthew Jay MOFFAT Birth 12 Jan 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living

3. Ninth Generation. Nathaniel Cabot MOFFAT Birth 26 Sep 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living

2. Seventh Generation. Elizabeth Barclay MOFFAT Birth 26 Jun 1898 in Rye, New York Death 17 JUN 1993 in Chester, Queen Annes, Maryland,  at age 95. married  John Campbell WHITE Birth 17 MAR 1884 in London, Middlesex, England Death 11 JUN 1967 in New York City, New York. They had one child.

He served in the U.S. Foreign Service as a diplomat from 1914 to 1945, and was U.S. ambassador to Haiti (1941-1944) and Peru (1944-1945).

3. Seventh Generation. ABBOT LOW MOFFAT Birth 12 May 1901 in New York, New York Death 17 Apr 1996 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, Married  Marion ADAMS Birth 7 Nov 1905 in New York,  Death 22 Dec 1994 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey,

Abbot Low Moffat was born to a prominent Manhattan family on May 12, 1901.[1] He was educated at Groton School, received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1923, and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1926. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1927. In 1927-1928 he served as an assistant United States attorney for the southeastern counties of New York State, and in 1928-1929 worked as a clerk for the Manhattan law firm of Winter and James. In 1929, Moffat won election to the New York State Assembly from the Fifteenth Assembly District, which covered part of New York County. He was one of a small group of Republican legislators who wrested control of the Assembly and the Senate from the party’s established leadership and enabled the legislature to play a larger role in state politics. Moffat was assigned a seat on the powerful Assembly Ways and Means Committee and eventually served as its chair (1938-1943). His efforts to rein in the spending of Governor Herbert Lehman were instrumental in giving the legislature a greater say in the shaping of the state’s budget. In 1939, the conflict with Lehman culminated in a full-fledged legislative revolt: the Assembly and Senate essentially rewrote the budget that Lehman had submitted. The governor sued, and a state court ultimately upheld the right of the Governor to draft the budget. However, in subsequent decades legislative leaders who followed in Moffat’s footsteps gained control over the budget-making process. Moffat was determined to curb government spending and was a fierce opponent of the governmental centralization implicit in the New Deal.[2] However, he pressed for what he saw as prudent government initiatives. He introduced a number of bills designed to halt child labor in New York and other states and replace slum dwellings with suitable public housing.[3] He was also instrumental in initiating the construction of a toll road connecting New York City with Albany, Buffalo, and the western New York State-Pennsylvania border: he drafted and co-sponsored the bill that authorized the project, shepherded the bill through the Legislature, and witnessed its signing. He was piqued that the New York State Thruway was eventually named after Governor Thomas E. Dewey, who secured funding for the project. While serving in the Assembly, Moffat was a delegate to the state’s 1938 constitutional convention. He sought to curb government spending and spoke out against a proposed amendment that would have facilitated the state’s use of wiretapping in criminal investigations.[4] Moffat also served on the New York State War Council from 1942-1943. He helped to secure funding for child care for female war workers and streamlined the state’s revenue flow by backing legislation allowing quarterly payment of state income tax.[5] In 1943, Moffat resigned his Assembly seat and took a position with the United States Department of State. He served as the head of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs from 1944-1947 and in 1946 met with Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh. His reports to his superiors cautioned against Washington’s inflexible opposition against nationalist movements in Vietnam and other colonies. Convinced that American statesmen had erred grievously in making anti-communism the cornerstone of postwar foreign policy, he later asserted that it seemed as if the world had been plunged “right back in[to] the wars of religion.” In subsequent years, he was openly critical of American involvement in Vietnam. Moffat was subsequently attached to numerous diplomatic missions in Greece (1947-1948), Great Britain (1948-1950), and Burma (1950-1952). Between 1954 and 1956, he worked for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Washington. D.C., serving as head of the department in charge of the Middle Eastern states. He was then posted to Ghana, where he became head of a survey team for the International Cooperation Administration (1957-1958) and Chief of the U.S. Operations Mission (1958-1960). After leaving Ghana, he served as a representative on a team charged with evaluating the Mutual Security Program (1960-1961) in the Far East. In 1961, Moffat, who had become a Democrat at the urging of his wife, Marion, retired and moved to Princeton, New Jersey. He published a sympathetic biography of Mongkut, the Thai monarch depicted as a despot in the musical The King and I, and pursued his lifelong interest in genealogical research.[6] In 1973-1976, he was a member of the Princeton Township Committee. Moffat died on April 17, 1996 at the age of ninety-four. He was survived by his three children, Burnham Moffat, Nancy Moffat Lifland, and Jane-Kerin Moffat. (Obit)

Eighth Generation. Children of ABBOT LOW MOFFAT and Marion ADAMS

1. Eighth Generation. Nancy MOFFAT Birth 23 Mar 1928 married  William T LIFLAND Birth 15 Nov 1928 Death May 3, 2012

William Thomas Lifland, a leading New York antitrust lawyer and longtime Princeton resident, died peacefully on Thursday evening, May 3, at his home at Stonebridge at Montgomery, a retirement community in Skillman, New Jersey, after a long illness. He was 83. Born November 15, 1928, in Jersey City, NJ, he was the older son of I. Charles and Carol Francks Lifland. He attended public schools in Jersey City, graduating as valedictorian of his Lincoln High School class in 1945. He attended Yale College, where he majored in economics and was a champion fencer. After graduating magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1949, he went on to Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1952. From 1952 to 1954 he served in the Air Force General Counsels Office, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In the fall of 1954 he became law clerk to John Marshall Harlan II, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. When Judge Harlan was confirmed as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court the following March, Mr. Lifland accompanied him to Washington as his first clerk. After the clerkship ended, he joined the New York law firm now known as Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where he practiced antitrust law until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Liflands legal practice touched on all areas of antitrust law. He was antitrust counsel to a diverse array of companies and trade groups, including Sony, CPC International, the Newhouse newspaper chain, the National Coffee Association, the New York Jockey Club, and the Newspaper Association of America, among many others. He developed successful antitrust defenses to attempted hostile takeovers of supermarket retailer A&P and aerospace manufacturer Grumman. In an important test of the governments merger guidelines, he won a ruling that the governments attempt to block industrial clay manufacturer Engelhards acquisition of its principal rival did not adequately consider the economics of the markets for the companies products. His pioneering work for Citibank on antitrust issues in electronic banking led to an invitation to testify before the congressionally-created Electronic Funds Transfer Commission. After he secured a victory for another longtime client, British razor blade and sword maker Wilkinson Sword, the company presented him with a replica of George Washingtons inaugural dress sword, a fitting gift for a former college fencer. A recognized dean of the New York antitrust bar, Mr. Lifland wrote the New York Law Journals monthly Antitrust column for over 33 years, from 1973 to 2007. He taught antitrust law as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School from 1981 to 2004, and served for 30 years as an instructor and antitrust program chair for the Practicing Law Institute. He authored State Antitrust Law (1984), one of the first comprehensive treatises on state competition laws, and co-authored Understanding the Antitrust Laws (1980), a well-known handbook for non-specialists. He served on the governing council of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and chaired the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, which in 1997 awarded him its Distinguished Service Award. In 2007 the Section renamed its Distinguished Service Award the William T. Lifland Service Award in his honor. He was a founding director and officer of Commodities Corporation in Princeton, which later became Stockton Holdings, Ltd. He met his future wife, Nancy Moffat, in 1952 on a blind date while both were working in Washington, he for the Air Force and she for the State Department. They were married in Washington in 1954 and took up residence in New York City, only to return to Washington a few months later due to Justice Harlans change of court. They moved back to New York when Mr. Lifland started work at Cahill, then to France in 1958 for a two-year stint at Cahills Paris office. After returning to the United States in 1960, the couple settled permanently in Princeton, where they raised their four children. At home Mr. Lifland enjoyed making furniture and tinkering with electronics in his basement workshop. He also built a darkroom for developing and printing his own photographs. He was an avid reader and loved going to the theatre, concerts, and opera. He enjoyed playing tennis, bicycling, and traveling with his wife. He was an officer of India House in New York and member of the Nassau Club in Princeton. A longtime member of Trinity Church, Princeton, he was a chair of the Outreach Committee and member of the Ushers Guild. Mr. Lifland is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; his brother, John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, NJ; his daughter, Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, CA; his sons, Charles Lifland and wife Alison of Pasadena, CA; Kerin Lifland of Grass Valley, CA; and David Lifland and wife Catherine Radmer of Wayland, MA; eleven grandchildren, three nieces and their families, and many cousins. Interment will be held privately for the family. A memorial service will be held in the fall. (Obit)

Children: Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, CA Parents: I. Charles [Carol Francks Lifland] Brothers and Sisters: John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, NJ

2. Eighth Generation. Burnham MOFFAT  Birth 1928 in New York City, New York, Death  married Tomoyo Moffat in 1962. Divorced in 1972. They had two children. Married Margaret H Hashimura Birth abt 1928.

He published three books on Moffat Genealogy, Barclay Genealogy, and Pierrepont Genealogy.

3. Eighth Generation. JANE KERIN MOFFAT Birth 28 Feb 1931 Living. Unmarried

Jane-Kerin Moffat of Greenwich, Connecticut is the regional director for National Audubon Society’s Northeast Region. She is a member of the Audubon Connecticut Advisory Board, Chair of its Chapters and Members’ Services Committee, and a lifetime honorary member of Audubo Greenwich Advisory Board. Previously she served as grassroots coordinator of Audubon’s “Listen to the Sound” (Long Island Sound) campaign and the Sound-wide coalition of environmental groups to which it gave rise. For many years, she also served as a leader of the former Audubon Council of Connecticut and of the former Greenwich Audubon Society. She is a retired school teacher.  She has also been very supportive of the Jay Heritage Center.

3. Sixth Generation  Henry Evelyn PIERREPONT  Birth 07 SEP 1873 in Brooklyn, NY Death 03 MAR 1903 in Brooklyn, NY  Died at age 27. Unmarried.

4. Sixth Generation. Robert Low PIERREPONT Birth 22 AUG 1876 in Luzerne, NY Death 1912 in ? Married Kathryn Isabel REED Birth May 18, 1879 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. They had three children.Only one lived to adulthood.

Mr. Pierrepont graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1898, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.  He is a director of the Low Moor Iron company, the Home Life Insurance Company, a trustee of the South Brooklyn Savings Institution, Brooklyn Trust Company, Greenwood Cemetery and of the Church Charity Foundation.  He is a member of the St. Anthony, Hamilton and Down Town clubs.  Mr. Pierrepont is the owner by inheritance of a life-sized picture of General George Washington, pained by no less an artist than Gilbert Stuart, for his ancestor, Willian Constable, which is authenticated by the original letter and bill made out to Mr. Constable. The picture was said to be by competent critics of that day who knew General Washington personally the most perfect likeness extant of the great man, who was a friend of the Constable family.  The picture is in the old house in Pierrepont Place.  Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1913. p. 344-345

Seventh Generation. Children of Robert Low PIERREPONT and Kathryn Isabel REED

1. Seventh Generation:  John Jay PIERREPONT Birth March 15, 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death  Oct 15, 1950.

2. Seventh Generation: Henry Evelyn Pierrepont Birth July 20, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA Death July 21, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, US

3. Seventh generation: Samuel Duryea Pierrepont Birth July 20, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA Death July 21, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA

5.  Sixth Generation RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant PIERREPONT Birth 5 Jul 1882 in Luzerne, NY Death 14 Dec 1950 in New York, New York married  Nathalie Leon De CASTRO. Birth 2 Aug 1885 in Roslyn, Queens Co., NY Death 20 May 1973 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey. They had three children.

Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, son of Henry Evelyn (2) and Ellen Almira (Low) Pierrepont, was born in Luzerne, New York, July 5, 1882.  He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.  He is interested with his brother, Robert Low Pierrepont, in his business enterprises.  He is a director of the Hanover Fire Insurance Company, of the Low Moor Iron Company, and a member of the St. Anthony, Hamilton, Down Town and Union clubs. He married, in Roslyn, New York, December 5, 1911, Nathalie Leon de Castro, born in New York City, August 2, 1885, daughter of Alfred and Annie (Godwin) de Castro; resides in New York City.  One child, Mary Rutherfurd, born in New York City, December 6, 1912. (Obit)

Seventh  Generation. Children of RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant and Nathalie Leon De CASTRO

1. Seventh Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD PIERREPONT Birth 6 Dec 1912 in New York, New York Death 20 Jul 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts married Fentress Hill KUHN. Birth 29 Jul 1910 in Manchester, Essex, MA Death 25 Jul 1987 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts. They had  five or six children.

Eighth Generation Children of Mary RUTHERFURD PIERREPONT and Fentress  Hill KUHN

1. John Fentress KUHN Birth 3 Mar 1942 Death 6 Aug 2011 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts,

2. Timothy Pierrepont KUHN Birth 16 Feb 1947 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, Death 9 Nov 1968 in New Haven,  Connecticut,

6. Sixth Generation. Seth Low PIERPONT Birth 25 DEC 1884 in Brooklyn, NY Death 31 Mar 1956 in New York, New York married Nathalie Elisabeth CHAUNCEY Birth 14 Jul 1887 in New York, New York Death 28 Feb 1960 in Ridgefield, Connecticut He was a Vice President of the Jay Cemetery in the 1940’s

3. Fifth Generation . John Jay PIERREPONT Birth 3 Dec 1849 in Rye, Westchester, New York,  Death 25 Sep 1923 married Elsie De RHAM Birth 18 JUL 1850 in New York, NY Death 10 Oct 1879 in New York,  She died after childbirth along with her newly born son.

John Jay Pierrepont: The younger of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont’s two sons, John Jay was born in Brooklyn on September 3, 1849. John Jay married, on April 26, 1876, Elise de Rham, the daughter of Charles de Rham and Laura Schmidt, and the couple had one child who died before reaching one year of age. Elise Pierrepont died less than two years later on October 17, 1879 and John Jay Pierrepont lived out the rest of his life in the family house at One Pierrepont Place in Brooklyn, remaining an active member of Brooklyn society until his death on September 25, 1923. (Obit)

 He was an amateur photographer.  John Jay Pierrepont photograph collection, spanning the dates 1876 to 1923 (bulk dates 1910 to 1923), measures 1.92 linear feet and is housed in three lantern slide boxes and one manuscript box. The collection consists of 177 black-and-white lantern slides and glass positive photographs, one photograph album, and 166 black-and-white photographic prints. The majority of the items in the collection were created by John Jay Pierrepont, an amateur photographer. The collection also includes several items that were created by two New York City-based lantern slide manufacturers: T.H. McAllister and Walter Isaacs. The subjects of the photographs are predominantly Brooklyn related, in particular historic houses and homesteads in Brooklyn, maritime activities on New York Harbor, as well other Brooklyn subjects such as Prospect Park and the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. 

.   4.Fifth Generation. William Augustus PIEREPONT , MD Birth 16 Jul 1855 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 6 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  He was Unmarried.

Pierrepont, William Augustus, LL.B. 1876, M.D., N. Y. Univ. Med. Coll. 1882, a great grandson of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United Stales Supreme Court, died of heart trouble recently at the family resi dence, 1 Pierrepont Place, Brooklyn Heights, at the age of fort3′-six. His mother, Mrs. Anna Maria Pierrepont, widow of Henry E. Pierrepont, had died a few days before. Dr. Pierrepont was a bachelor and made his home with his mother. He had been ill at his home for two weeks and undoubtedly the shock of his mother’s death hastened his end. Of late years Dr. Pierrepont had lived somewhat retired. (Obit)

5. Fifth Generation.  Julia Jay PIERREPONT Birth 14 Sep 1857 in Newport, Rhode Island Death 8 Feb 1937 in New York. Unmarried.

6. Fifth Generation. Anna Jay PIERREPONT Birth 1 Jan 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 17 Nov 1940 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Unmarried.

FOURTH GENERATION

Fourth Generation: ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+** 


7. Fourth Generation. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+** Birth 2 JUl 1823 in New York Death 20 Oct 1891 in New York, New York. Unmarried. New York Social Hostess.

The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Clarkson Jay, daughter of the late Peter Augustus Jay, and granddaughter of Chief Justice Jay, was held in the Church of the Incarnation, at Madison Avenue and Thirty-fifth Street, yesterday.  (Obit)

ECJ During her life she was one of the most celebrated hostesses in New York of her day. She gave luncheons that became famous and included the wise and powerful of the City. She apparently would wear a black voluminous gown with a cameo brooch and sit from lunch to dinner and received anyone who came.

FOURTH GENERATION

Fourth Generation: SUSAN MATILDA JAY married MATTHEW CLARKSON


8. Fourth Generation .SUSAN MATILDA JAY Birth 29 Nov 1827 in New York Death 2 Jul 1910 in New York City  married MATTHEW CLARKSON Birth 23 Jan 1823 in New York Death 12 Mar 1913 in New York, New York. They had one child.

22, 1843, married, July 29, 1807, Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, daughter of General Nathan Clarkson and Mary Rutherfurd. (Obit)

Fifth Generation: Children of Matthew Clarkson and Susan Matilda Jay

Fifth Generation: Banyer Clarkson born 1853 died 1928 married HELEN Shelton Smith. B 1858 died 1943

They had one son, Banyer,  (IX) Banyer Clarkson, son of Matthew (3) and Susan Matilda (Jay) Clarkson, was born in New York City. The careful manage- ment of the family estate by previous genera- tions did not make it necessary for him to engage in professional life, and he was free to indulge his inclination for reading, intellec- tual pursuits and in travel. He is a Repub- lican, and attends the Episcopal church. His social connections are with the Society of Co- lonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution, the Hu- guenot Society, Badminton and St. Nicholas Society. His residence is at No. 26 West Fiftieth street. New York City. He married, at the Madison Square Presbyterian Church in New York City, December 6, 1900, Helen Shelton Smith, daughter of Nehemiah Denton and Harriet (Shelton) Smith. They lived in New York and built a summer estate in Tyringham, Mass. Like his father, Banyer was a chronicler of the times. He kept endless scrap books and records. (His father on a trip to Europe in 1858, kept a notebook of the 123 hotels they stayed in!! ) His wife, who had a lisp, raised phlox. To make the phlox bloom better she also raised sheep, since the sheep manure was the best fertilizer for her phlox. While his wife lisped, Banyer unfortunately stuttered, and has been known as B-B-B-B-Banyer by the family. Helen disliked small boys and dogs, which was perhaps why they had no children. The Tyringham House was willed to AMDB.

JOHN CLARKSON JAY DESCENDANTS

DESCENDANTS of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON :

JOHN CLARKSON JAY (1808-1891)

He was the son of Peter A. Jay and grandson of Founding Father John Jay, diplomat, first Chief Justice of the United States and two time Governor of New York State. J. C. Jay graduated from his father and grandfather’s alma mater Columbia in 1827, and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1831. In addition to his practice of medicine, he made a specialty of conchology, and acquired the most complete and valuable collection of shells in the United States.[1] This and his costly library on this branch of science were purchased by Catherine Wolfe and presented, in memory of her father, to the American Museum of Natural History, where it is known as the Jay Collection. In 1832 he became a member of the Lyceum of Natural History (now New York Academy of Sciences), and was its treasurer 1836-1843. He took an active part in the efforts that were made during that time to obtain subscriptions for a new building to house the society’s collection, and bore the principal burden in planning and superintending its construction.

Following the death of his father in 1843, he inherited the Jay family estate including the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House in Rye, New York and lived there with his family until his death in 1891. Today his home is the centerpiece of the Boston Post Road Historic District a National Historic Landmark and managed by the Jay Heritage Center.

He was one of the original founders of New York Yacht Club in 1844, and for some time its secretary. From 1859 until 1880, he was a trustee of Columbia College. The shells collected by the expedition of Com. Matthew C. Perry to Japan were submitted to him for examination, and he wrote the article on that subject in the government reports. Jay wrote Catalogue of Recent Shells (New York, 1835), Description of New and Rare Shells (1836), and later editions of his catalogue, in which he enumerates about 11,000 well-marked varieties, and at least 7,000 well-established species. (Wikipedia)(Jay Heritage Center)

He married Laura Prime (1812-1888) and they had seven children that lived to adulthood. Laura Prime’s father was Nathaniel Prime, a prominent NY banker and one of the wealthiest men in the colony. Her brother Frederick Prime married Mary Rutherfurd Jay, John Clarkson Jay’s sister.

After the death of his father in 1848, when he was 35 years of age, he moved from his home in New York City on Bond Street to the house in Rye, that his father had rebuilt and lived there with his wife Laura for the rest of his life.

1830 his residence was 14 State street, and a year or two later the Bond street house was taken by Dr. John C. Jay, M.D., whose aunt, Mrs. Banyer, soon after came to live across the street at No. 20. He was the son of Peter Augustus Jay and grandson of Chief Justice John Jay. His wife was Laura Prime, a daughter of Nathaniel Prime, founder of Prime, Ward and King, and his sister Mary Jay married Frederick Prime, Mrs. Jay’s brother. Dr. Jay was deeply interested in conchology, and formed the finest collection of shells in America.

The Jays lived a very social life and John Clarkson became very involved and interested in sailing. He bought a large yacht, La Coquille, for $1,500 which he sailed in many races. According to Laura Jay Wells in her book The Jay Family they frequently entertained in New York at Delmonicos etc. Apparently after their death their daughters became shocked by this and destroyed all of his diaries, so there is little information of their life. He was secretary and an early active member of the New York Yacht Club.

SIXTH GENERATION:  CHILDREN of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

Laura Jay (1832-1910)

John Jay (1833-1841)

Mary Jane Jay (1837-1897)

Cornelia Jay (1839-1907)

Rev Peter Augustus Jay (1841-1875)

John Clarkson Jay II, MD (1844-1923)

Alice Jay (1846-1921)

Sarah Jay (1848-1883)

LAURA JAY

1. Sixth Generation Laura JAY+ Birth Aug 1832 in New York, Death 1910 in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, Married Charles Pemberton WURTS+ Birth 4 Jan 1824 in Montville Morris, New Jersey Death 11 Aug 1892 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, They had six children. They are both buried in the Jay Cemetery. (6/1)

Seventh Generation. Children of Laura JAY+ and Charles Pemberton WURTS+ AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-LJW-

1. Seventh Generation John WURST Brith 10 Jul 1855 in Pennsylvania Death 1936 in Jacksonville, St Johns, Florida, Married Florence LaTourette Birth May 1860 in Northfield, Staten Island, New York Death 1922 in Alachua, Florida, United States. They had six children.
John Wurts, B.A. 1878. Born July 10,1855, in Carbondale, Pa. Died August 6,1936, in Pasadena, Calif. Father, Charles Pemberton Wurts, general superintendent Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, Carbondale; son of George and Abigail (Pettit) Wurts of Boonton, N.J. Mother, Laura (Jay) Wurts; daughter of John Clarkson Jay (B.A. Columbia 1827, M.D. 1831) and Laura (Prime) Jay of Rye, N.Y. Yale relatives include: William Livingston (B A. 1741) (great-great-great-grandfather); Peter VanB. Livingston (B.A. 1731), John Livingston (B.A. 1733), and Philip Livingston (B.A. 1737) (great-great-great-great-uncles); Peter A. Jay (honorary M.A. J798) (great-grandfather); William Jay (B.A. 1807) (great-great- uncle), and Albert S. Wurts, ’64, Edward V. Wurts, ’92 S., Pierre Jay, ’92, and John Jay, ’98 (cousins). Hopkins Grammar School. On Class Football Team Freshman andSophomore years; member Delta Kappa; left college in Sophomore year; enrolled with graduates of Class of 1878 in 1905. Engaged in sheep farming in Fayetteville, W.Va., 1878-82; at- tended Yale School of Law 1882-84 (LL.B. 1884; won John Addison Porter Prize 1883); member of law firm of Wurts & Fletcher, Jackson- ville, Fla., 1884-95; instructor in elementary law and real property Yale School of Law 1895-96, assistant professor of law 1896-97, pro- fessor of elementary law, real property, and trusts 1897-1903, Lafa- yette S. Foster Professor of Common Law 1903-20, and professor emeritus since 1920; exchange professor at University of California 1914-15; lecturer on law of contracts U.S. Military Academy 1916 and of prerogative writs University of Florida 1922-23; had lived in New Haven, Conn., and Melrose, Fla., since retirement; LL.M. Yale 1889 and honorary M.A. 1897; author: The Anti-Slavery Movement wttb Relationto theFederalConstitution(1883), Casesin FederalPrac- tice (1905), and The Law of Habeas Corpus (1915); compiled Index- Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, Volumes 1-23 inclusive (1889 and subsequent editions); edited Washburn’s A ^treatise on the American Lavs of Real Property (190a); contributed to Tale Lavs Journal; member American Bar Association and American Social Science Association. Married (1) June 26,1878, in Bergen Point, N.J., Florence, daughter of Seguine and Lavinia (Young) LaTourette. Children: John Conrad, ex-’00 S. (died 1911); Bertha, the wife of James L. Boyce, *oi; Albert; Laura Jay; Burkhardt; and Eleanor (Yale School of the Fine Arts 1906-07), the wife of Thomas Wallace, 3d, ex-’14. Mrs. Wurts died March 27, 1922. Married (2) October 2, 1924, in New Haven, Louise Beverley Gue Johnson, daughter of Theron Rudd and Mary Josephine (Smith) Gue. Death due to chronic myocarditis. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif. Survived by wife, daughters, two sons, and a brother, P. Jay Wurts, ’91 S. His brothers Rudolf J. Wurts, ’78, Charles P. Wurts, ’80, and Alexander J. Wurts, ’83 S., died in 1935, 1930, and 1932 respectivelyn.

Eighth Generation. Children of John WURTS and Florence la TOURETTE. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-LJW-JW-

1. John Conrad WURTZ Birth 2 May 1879 in West Virginia Death 3 Jan1911
2. Bertha C WURTZ Birth 27 Jun 1880 in West Virginia Death 19 May 1959 in Monterey married James H. BOYCE Birth Apr 1875 in New York Death They had four children.
3. Albert WURTS+ Birth Dec 1881 in West Virginia Death 1949
Married Anna N BARRETT Birth 14 Jan 1887 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania Death 3 Jun 1965 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
4. Laura Prime Wurts + Birth Aug 1883 in Connecticut Death 1930 buried in The Jay Cemetery, Rye
5. Burkhardt WURTS Birth 27 Jan 1886 in Florida Death 13 Jul 1960 in San Mateo married Muriel LNUK Birth abt 1894 in England
Death They had four children.
6. Eleanor WURTS Birth 5 February 1889 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, Death 06/26/1971 in New Haven, Connecticut, married Thomas WALLACE III Birth 05/19/1888 in New Haven, Connecticut, Death 2/ /1972 in Castine, Maine, They had three children.

2. Seventh generation. Rudolph WURTS. (1856-1935)
When Rudolph Wurts was born on December 1, 1856, in Melbourne, Australia, his father, Charles, was 32 and his mother, Laura, was 24. He married Annie Lowther on February 12, 1887, in Melbourne, Australia. They had two children during their marriage. He died in 1935 in St Kilda, Victoria, at the age of 78.

3. Seventh generation. Charles Pemberton WURTS (1859-1930)
When Charles Pemberton Wurts was born in May 1859 in Pennsylvania, his father, Charles, was 35 and his mother, Laura, was 26. He married Henrietta Ogden Strong in 1894. They had two children during their marriage. He died on March 27, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 70.

4. Seventh Generation.Alexander Jay WURTSwas born 03 Mar 1862 in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA as the first child of Charles Pemberton WURTS and Laura JAY. He had three siblings, namely: Martha Haskins, Pierre Jay, and John. He died 21 Jan 1932 in Pittsburgh City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. When he was 28, He married Jeanie Lowrie CHILDS 30 Jun 1890.

Hillhouse High School- New Haven, Connecticut: 13 Apr 1879 in Orange Street & Wall Street- New Haven, Connecticut (Site of Founding of Gamma Delta Psi Fraternity) He lived in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States 1880. He was educated at Graduate of Hillhouse High School, New Haven, Connecticut – Ph. B Degree- Yale University- 1883 – Post Grad Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology for M. E. Degree. Polytechnium, Hanover Germany- Electrical Engineer Studies under Professor Kohlrausc in Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut 1883. Electric Engineer: 1900 in Pittsburg, Pa (Professor at Carnegie Institute of Tech.) He lived in Pittsburgh City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania 1900.

EIGHTH GENERATION: Children of Alexander Jay WURTS and Jeanie Lowrie CHILDS 

1. Thomas Howe Childs WURTS was born 02 May 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died Dec 1964.
2. Laura Jay WURTS was born 16 Sep 1895 in Pittsburg, Pa. She died 1941 in Germany. She married Douglas Chandler 27 Aug 1924 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, USA.

5. Seventh Generation. .Martha Haskins WURTS+
When Martha Haskins Wurts+ was born on June 17, 1863, in Carbondale, Penna, her father, Charles, was 39 and her mother, Laura, was 30. She had five brothers. She died on April 29, 1931, in Fulton, Georgia, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rye, New York.

6. Seventh Generation. Pierre Jay WURTS+
Pierre Jay WURTS+ was born on July 16, 1869, in Nice, France, He married Edith Maud BENEDIET about 1890. They had one child during their marriage. He died in 1953 at the age of 83. Both he and his wife were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre Jay WURTS and Edith Maud BENEDICT.

1. Eighth Generation MIRIAM “JAY” ANDRUS married COWLES “COKE” ANDRUS,

(Obit)COWLES “COKE” ANDRUS, Med 1921, was a worldwide leader in cardiology and instrumental in its development as an independent medical discipline and major component of modern medicine. A faculty member at Hopkins for more than 50 years, he made significant contributions to heart research, teaching, and patient care. Dr. Andrus was the first director of the Cardiology Division, served as assistant dean of the medical faculty, and founded and directed the Cardiovascular Division.
President of the American Heart Association from 1954 to 1955, Dr. Andrus also held many federal government advisory positions, including chief of the Division of Medicine in the Office of Scientific Research and Development. His national and international standing in the field of cardiology was reflected in his appointment by President John F. Kennedy to chair the Second National Conference on Cardiovascular Disease in 1963. He remained an active clinician and teacher until his death in 1978 at the age of 82.

Dr. Andrus’ widow, MIRIAM “JAY” ANDRUS–whose formal education was in international law and government, languages, and music–pursued her avocation of photography. A world traveler, she concentrated on photographing people, animals, and natural forms. In addition to her endowment of this professorship, she also established a scholarship fund in her husband’s name and the Miriam Jay Wurts Andrus Center for Community Services at the Geriatrics Center located on the Hopkins Bayview campus. Mrs. Andrus died in 2000.

MARY JANE JAY

2. Sixth Generation. Mary Jane JAY+ Birth 3 Jun 1837 in Rye, New York Death 27 Jun 1897 married Jonathan EDWARDS+ Birth 6 Nov 1821 in New York City Death 30 May 1882 They had one children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery. (6/3)
Jonathen Edwards great grandfather was the Rev Jonathen EDWARDS.
Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards “is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian”[1]. His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions. The swooning and other behaviors in his audience caught him up in a controversy over “bodily effects” of the Holy Spirit’s presence.

Seventh Generation. Children of Mary Jane JAY and Jonathan EDWARDS+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-MJE

1. Seventh Generation: Laura Jay EDWARDS+ Birth 20 Aug 1862 in New York City, New York Death 1937 . Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

CORNELIA JAY

3. Sixth Generation. Cornelia JAY+ Birth 1839 in New York Death 1907 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. Wrote diary during the Civil War.
In April 1861, three weeks after celebrating her 22nd birthday, Cornelia Jay, granddaughter of native New Yorker John Jay, began a diary that she would keep throughout America ’s bloodiest battle: the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy. Her entries, written at her family’s Rye home and in Manhattan , are not grand or sweeping like the paragraphs of a historical novel; in fact it is often her unadulterated candor and brevity which gives the events she records greater clarity these 150 years later. The soldiers on her pages, depicted equally in all their heroism or frailty, feel like our contemporaries thanks to the unstudied poignancy of her writing. And because her voice is unique, Cornelia is an irresistible witness to our mid 19th century past particularly in this sesquicentennial year. Her accounts substantiate the political and personal turmoil that clashing North and South ideologies about the role of government and the issue of slavery created for all people of all races and genders – even the descendants of a man who advocated for emancipation his entire career. This makes her diary all the more fascinating as we grapple to understand modern incarnations of social inequity and civil war. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, JHC will share some of the entries from Cornelia’s diary with My Rye each week and put them in context of historic events. These excerpts will illustrate Cornelia’s fears and hopes for the fate of her family, friends and the town that she loved. In revealing these stories for the first time to the public, we open a very personal window into her life and the lives of the Jay Family in Rye . The Civil War stories of other Rye residents like the Van Rensselaers and the Wainwrights will also come to life and inspire us to picture what Rye looked like over a century and a half ago. Susanne Clary Article

Rev PETER AUGUSTUS JAY

Sixth Generation PETER AUGUSTUS JAY Birth 16 Jun 1841 in New York City, Death 11 Oct 1875 in Rye, Westchester, New York, married Julia POST+ Birth 21 Jan 1847 in New York City, New York, Death 18 Feb 1929 in New York City, New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had four children.

Peter became an Episcopal deacon and priest. Growing up as he did during the Civil War, a time when Rye was active securing volunteers, he raised a local militia for the Union and became its Captain. With several absences due to the war, he ultimately graduated #14 from Columbia College in 1863. The summer afterwards, he went with his company to Harrisburg, and to Fort Marshall near Baltimore and in 1864 could be found with his company at Fort Richmond, Staten Island. Later his company had the honor of attending Lincoln’s inaugural in 1865. After the war ended, from 1866-68 he pursued the ministry, graduating from General Theological Seminary in New York.
1868 was a momentous year — he accepted his first position at St. Thomas, Vernon and on March 30th, 1868, was married to Julia Post in the Church of the Covenant in Manhattan her family’s church (Park Avenue & 35th) by Dr. George L. Prentiss (Rector of Church of the Covenant) and Mr. Reese F. Alsop (Rector of Christ’s Church, Rye).

On May 23rd, 1868, he was ordained a deacon with his class on Trinity Sunday at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York with his mother and younger sister Alice in attendance (the ceremony had first been considered for June 20th at Christ’s Church in Rye but Peter wanted to graduate with his class). There are numerous records of his preaching in Rye after this at Christ’s Church when he was home visiting his parents and siblings. He accepted an “official call” extended to him on January 23rd, 1869 to be the Rector of Christ Church parish in Warwick following his ordination, and served as a lay reader on Sundays before that time.
On December 17, 1869 he was ordained a Presbyter at the Chapel of the Holy Saviour, NY (25th Street and Madison) by Bishop Horatio Potter and on April 24, 1870 he first officiated at St. Thomas’s, Vernon while also being Rector at Christ’s Church, Warwick.
He left Warwick in 1872 and through 1874, he was Rector of Grace Church in Fair Haven, Connecticut. Sadly on October 11, 1875 he died, far too young at 34, of a brain hemorrhage. His wife Julia moved back to Rye with their 4 young children to live with Peter’s family. Source:JayHeritageCenter

Seventh Generation. Children of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia POST. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-

1. Seventh Generation Pierre JAY+ Birth 4 May 1870 in Warwick, Orange, New York, Death 24 Nov 1949 in New York, New York, married Louisa Channing BARLOW+ Birth 27 Jul 1873 in Lenox, Massachusetts, Death 10 Sep 1965 in New York City, New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had five children.

(obit)PIERRE JAY, B A 1892 Born May 4, 1870, Warwick, N Y , died November 24, 1949, New York City Father, Rev Peter Augustus Jay (B A Columbia 1863), an Episcopal minister, son of John Clarkson and Laura (Prime) Jay Mother, Julia (Post) Jay, daughter of Alfred Charles Post, LL D , and Harriet (Beers) Post Yale relatives include William Livingston (B A 1741) (great-great-great-grandfather), Peter vanB Livingston (B A 1731), John Livingston (B A 1733), Philip Livingston (B A 1737) (great-great-great-great-uncles), William Jay (B A 1807) (great- great-great-uncle), Peter A Jay (M A Hon 1798) (great-grandfather), John Jay, ’98 (brother), Alexander Jay Bruen, ’78, Rudolf Wurts, ’78, John Wurts, ’78, Charles P Wurts, ’80, Alexander J Wurts, ’83 S , P Jay W urts, ’91 S (cousins) Groton School Second colloquy appointment Junior and Senior years, editor Yale Daily News Junior year (financial edifor Senior year) and Yale Courant Senior year, editor and business manager Yale Alumni Weekly, president Berkeley Association Senior year, He Boule, Psi Upsilon, Skull and Bones Traveled abroad 1892-93 and 1895, with New York Commercial Company 1893 and West Side Construction Company 1894, secretarypresident Second Avenue and Central Cross Town Railroad companies, New York City, 1897-99, with Strong, Sturges & Company, bankers and brokers, New York City, 1899-1900, in charge bond department Post & Flagg, New York City, 1899-1903, vice-president Old Colony Trust Company, Boston, 1903-06, Bank Commissioner of Massachusetts 1906- 09, vice-president Manhattan Company, New York City, 1909-14, Federal reserve agent and director Federal Reserve Bank of New York 1914-26, member transfer committee and deputy agent general for reparation pay- ments under Dawes Plan 1927-30, chairman board Fiduciary Trust Com- pany, New York City, 1930 until retirement 1945, honorary chairman 1945 until resignation 1949, M A Hon Yale 1917, commander Legion of Honor (France), trustee Groton School, Barnard College, American Aca- demy m Rome, president board of trustees Brearley School, vice-presi- dent finance committee Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America 1940, national treasurer Russian War Relief, Inc 1941, member Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, New York Board of Education, and New York National Guard Married November 23, 1897, New York City, Louisa Shaw, daughter of Francis Channing and Ellen (Shaw) Barlow Children Ellen (Bryn Mawr 1917-21, Mrs Lloyd Kirkham Garrison), Anna Maricka (B A Bryn Mawr 1922, Mrs Alexander Duer Harvey), Frances (B A Bryn Mawr 1926), Louisa (Bryn Mawr 1925-26, M rs Jay deVegh) Buried in Jay Cemetery, Rye, N Y Survived by wife, children, seven grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Mary Rutherford Jay

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre JAY+ and Louisa Channing BARLOW+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-

1. Eighth Generation. Ellen JAY+ Birth 23 Aug 1898 in Lenox, Mass. Death 2 Jun 1995 in New York, married Lloyd Kirkham GARRISON+ Birth 19 Nov 1897 in New York City, Death 2 Oct 1991 in New York City, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery,. They had three children.

(obit)Lloyd Kirkham Garrison (November 19, 1897 – October 2, 1991) was an American lawyer. He was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, but also served as chairman of the “first” National Labor Relations Board, chairman of the National War Labor Board, and chair of the New York City Board of Education. He was active in a number of social causes, was a highly successful attorney on Wall Street, and for a short time was a special assistant to the United States Attorney General.
Garrison was born on November 19, 1897, in New York City to Lloyd McKim and Alice (Kirkham) Garrison.[1] His great-grandfather was William Lloyd Garrison, the famous American abolitionist, and his grandfather was Wendell Phillips Garrison, who once was literary editor of The Nation (a left-wing magazine of politics and opinion).[1] His father died of typhoid when Garrison was a child, and he was largely raised by his grandfather, Wendell.[2] His grandfather, who knew many Civil War-era abolitionists (Frederick Douglass was a frequent guest in the Garrison home in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Wendell Garrison knew him personally), regaled young Lloyd with many stories about the great struggles for civil rights and liberties of the 19th century.[2] He graduated from St. Paul’s School, a college-preparatory boarding school in New Hampshire.[1] He attended Harvard University, but quit school in 1917 to enlist in the United States Navy after the U.S. entered World War I.[3] He returned to Harvard in 1919, and in 1922 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a law degree from Harvard Law School.[3] He married Ellen Jay, a Boston socialite and direct descendant of Founding Father and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay, on June 22, 1921.[4][5] The couple had three children: Clarinda, Ellen, and Lloyd.[4]
Garrison remained active in his law firm until the end of his life. He died at his home in Manhattan in New York City of a heart failure on October 2, 1991.[6] He was survived by his wife and three children.[6]

(Obit)Ellen Jay Garrison, the widow of the Manhattan attorney Lloyd K. Garrison and a featured performer in the Woody Allen film “Zelig” at the age of 83, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 96. Mrs. Garrison was born in Boston and attended the Brearley School. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1920. In the 1950’s she served as president of Women United for the United Nations. A direct descendant of John Jay, she was a longtime trustee of the John Jay Homestead in Bedford, N.Y. Her husband was a New York lawyer and civil rights advocate who served on numerous Federal agencies and commissions in the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations and was president of the New York City Board of Education in the mid-1960’s. He died in 1991. Mrs. Garrison, who had never acted, caught the attention of the critics with her performance as Dr. Eudora Fletcher, the eccentric psychiatrist whose younger self was played by Mia Farrow. During the film, she delivers a series of monologues ruminating on her tempestuous relationship with Zelig. She was recommended for the role by a friend who knew the film’s casting director.

Ninth Generation. Children of Ellen JAY+and Lloyd Kirkham GARRISON. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-EJG-

1. Ninth Generation Clarinda GARRISON Birth 1923 in New York married Robert Weeks FERGUSON Jr Birth 23 Feb 1921 Death 1 Nov 1993 in Duval, Florida, and Andre BOUCHARD Birth 10 Oct 1919 in New Hampshire Death 18 Feb 1994 in Islip Terrace, Suffolk, New York,
2. Ninth Generation Ellen Shaw GARRISON Birth 1926 in New York married Hamilton Fish KEAN Birth 1920 in New York. This marriage brought together the Jay Livingston and Livingston Fish branches. Hamilton Fish Kean’s grandfather was Sen. Hamilton Fish KEAN who was a US senator from New Jersey. His great grand aunt Julia Ursin KEAN married Sen HAMILTON STUYVESANT FISH . Two generations back John KEAN married Susan Livingston whose fathers brother was William Livingston, the father of Sarah Livingston Jay.

3. Ninth Generation. Lloyd McKim GARRISON Birth 1931 in New York married Sarah S Garrison Birth 1935.

2. Eighth Generation Anna Maricka JAY+Birth  Jun 1900 in Staten Island, New York City, Death Aug 1982 in Manhattan, New York City, married Alexander Duer HARVEY. Birth 05 SEP 1889 in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, Death 9 JAN 1968 in Manhattan, New York City, They had two children. They were both active with the management of the Cemetery and were buried there.

Alexander Duer Harvey was the great-grandson of John Van Buren, second son of President Martin Van Buren. John Van Buren (1810-1866), a lawyer and politician, was an active participant in the campaign for the exclusion of slavery from the territories. Widely known as an eloquent speaker, he earned high regard as a lawyer, appearing in the Edwin Forrest and other important court cases. John Van Buren died at sea in 1866 on a voyage from Liverpool to New York. Martin Van Buren, an ardent Jeffersonian and 8th president of the United States, played a pivotal role in creating the Democratic Party.

Ninth Generation. children of Anna Maricka JAY+ and Alexander Duer HARVEY. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-AMJH-

1. Ninth Generation Phoebe Duer HARVEY Birth 27 DEC 1932 in Norwalk, Connecticut, Death in Yorktown Heights, New York, married Bertrand Faugeres BELL Birth 04 Aug 1906 in New York, Death May 1977 in New York, They had three children. Married Robert FRACKMAR Birth 1930 in New York, Death in Yorktown Heights, They had one child.

2 . Ninth Generation. Dereke Jay HARVEY Birth 03 Aug 1929 in Connecticut, Death 27 Jun 1999 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, Unmarried.
HARVEY-Dereke Died on June 27, 1999 in Brandon, Vermont in her 70th year. Daughter of the late Nancy Jay Harvey and the late Alexander Duer Harvey. Dear sister of Phoebe Harvey Frackman of Greenwich, CT. Devoted aunt of Daphne Jay Bell, Alexandra Bell Witten, Frederick T. Bell and David A. Frackman. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

3. Eighth Generation. Nancy JAY Birth abt 1901 in New York Death ?1925? Unmarried.

4. Eighth Generation. Frances JAY+ Birth 27 Dec 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts Death 25 Jan 1980 Unmarried. Buried in th Jay Cemetery.
career with the US Navy.

5. Eighth Generation, Louise JAY+ Birth abt 1909 in Massachusetts Death 23 Oct 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, married Imre deVEGH Birth abt 1906 in Budapest, Hungary Death abt 1962. They had two children. She married in 1962 Lawrence Webster FOX+ Jr Birth 5 Jan 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death 2 Nov 1969 in Coronado, San Diego, California, She is buried with her second husband in the Jay Cemetery.

Ninth Generation. Children of Louise JAY+ and Imre deVEGH AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-LJdV-

1. Ninth Generation Pierre DeVegh Birth 1934 in New York City Living Married ELLEN MacELREE. Advisory Committee to the Jay Heritage Center.

2. Ninth Generation. Dianna DeVegh Birth 1936 Living Divorced . Children.

2. Seventh Generation MARY RUTHERFURD JAY+* Birth 16 Aug 1872 in Fair Haven, New Haven. Connecticut, Death 4 Oct 1953 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
(Obit)Mary Rutherfurd JAY was born 16 Aug 1872 in Fair Haven, New Haven. Connecticut, United States as the second child of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia Post. She had three siblings, namely: Pierre, Laura Prime, and John. She died 04 Oct 1953 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.
She lived in Rye, Westchester, She studied drawing, painting and design in Europe before deciding to became a “garden architect.” Bef. 1908. She was employed as a Pioneering female landscape architect (she referred to herself as a “garden architect”). She studied architecture at MIT and Harvard’s Bussey Institute in Forest Hills, MA. Aft. 1908. She lived in Manhattan Author: 1940 in Wrote biography of the JAY family (Also wrote several books on architectural gardening) Jay Cemetery: 1940 (Enlarged the size of the cemetery) President Jay Cemetery: 1940 (WrotE book Jay Cemetery and genealogy chart)

3. Seventh Generation Laura Prime JAY+ Birth 30 Aug 1874 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Death 21 Jun 1938 in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, married Frederick DeWitt WELLS Birth 25 Mar 1874 in Brooklyn, New York City, Death 19 Dec 1929 in New York City, New York, They had three children.

The Man in Court. By Frederick Dewitt Wells. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
This book -will be read with interest by the public at large, for whom it is evidently intended, but it is also not without value to the practicing lawyer. It presents the subject from a new point of view. One who approaches the courts of law from the angle of the lawyer does not receive the same impression- as the litigant, the juror, the witness, or the judge. Any criticism of legal procedure which tends to widen the horizon of the parties and the public generally is a public benefit. Many of his objections to the present system are not properly directed against the courts or their procedure, but against the policy of statutes enacted by the legislature, as, for instance, in bis chapter on the night courts and the treatment of the social evil. Of course, the courts have no discretion in these cases. The judge must enforce the law as it is

Eighth Generation. Children of Laura Prime JAY+ and Frederick DeWitt WELLS. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-LPJW-

1. Eighth Generation Mary Valette WELLS+ Birth 1905 in New York Death Jun 30, 1961 in Baltimore, Md. Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery
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2. Eighth Generation. Frederic Jay WELLS+ Birth 3 Feb 1901 in New York City, New York Death 17 Feb 1972 in Lawrence Memorial Hosp., New London, Connecticut,
Married Dorothy AULT Birth 11 December 1905 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Death 1 January 1955 in Nova Scotia, Canada They had three children. Divorce. Also married Ilona Agnes (Helen) TERINS Birth 17 August 1913 in New York City, New York, Death 29 Jun 2004 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, He was buried in the new section of the Jay Cemetery.

Naval Officer. Graduate from Annapolis. Commander of a Minesweeper during WW II YMS “Large Wooden Minesweepers” or “Motor Minesweepers” ordered April 1941, under 1940 program, about 270 tons, 136 ft long, 1-3″ ,2-20mm, 2- depth charge throwers, 2 GM diesels, 15 kts, complement about 50. classified BYMS after? WW2. Were classified AMS prior 1955. Three kinds for recognition: two little funnels, one fat funnel ( including AMS 11-) and no funnel. Many built and many transferred to other navies, some still around in civilian use as small coasters etc. Feb 1955 reclassified “Minesweepers, Coastal (old)” MSC(O)

(obit)IIONA A. “Helen” WELLS, 90, of Otter Cove, Old Saybrook, wife of the late Frederic Wells, died Tuesday, (June 29, 2004) at Gladeview Health Care Center in Old Saybrook. Born in New York, NY, on August 17, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Terins. Mrs. Wells was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Essex and the Essex Garden Club. She was artistic and painted. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and playing bridge. She supported the Acton Library (Old Saybrook), John Jay Heritage Center (Rye, NY), and US State Department Arts & Sculpture collections. She is survived by her daughter, Ilona Susan Sambasivan and her husband Sundaramurthy Sambasivan of New York, NY; two step sons, F. Hume Wells and John Jay Wells and their wives; 12 step grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, a stepson, Peter J. Wells and his wife. .

Ninth Generation. Children of Frederic Jay WELLS and Dorothy AULT AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-LPJW-FJW-

1. Ninth Generation Frederic Hume WELLS Birth 29 November 1926 in New York City, New York. Death 09/28/2008 Lived in Nova Scotia. Married with children.

2. Ninth Generation. John Jay WELLS+ Birth 1928 in Canada. Lived in Alberta Canada. Married with children.

3. Ninth Generation. Peter Augustus Jay WELLS Birth 30 May 1935 in New York Death 17 February 1967 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Married Mary Ann FINNEY Birth 5 November 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, Death 18 March 1986 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had SEVEN children. He died at age 31. All the children live in Canada.
I just stumbled across this thread; I am excited as this is a family branch that we know little about. My grandmother Ault (Dorothy) died Jan. 1, 1955, before I was born (also predeceasing all seven of my other siblings). To correct Michelle’s post, Dorothy married my grandfather, Frederic Jay Wells on Oct. 3, 1925 in Ontario and they went on to have three sons before divorcing: Frederic Hume (1926-2008), John Jay (1926- ) and my father, Peter Augustus Jay (1935-1967). Dorothy Ault Wells died Jan. 1, 1955. The Wells family resided in the USA (NY, MI and CT), where my grandfather was a naval officer. Each of these sons had families of their own and have expanded another two generations on top of that! Interestingly, all three Wells/Ault sons settled permanently in Canada (ours & Hume’s family in Nova Scotia, while John still resides in Alberta). .

3. Eighth Generation. Oliver Dimock WELLS+ Birth 6 Apr 1902 in New York City, New York, Death 7 Nov 1974 in New York City, New York, married Anne Lawrence WISNER. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had three children.

Miss Wisner, who attended the Brearley School in Manhattan and Miss Porter’s School to Farming- ton, Conn., made her debut the season of 1938-39 at a tea-dance at the St. Regis Roof. She attended the Junior Assemblies and is a member of the New York Junior League. She is the granddaughter of Mrs; John Burling Lawrence and a direct descendant of Henry Wisner, who was a member of both the first and second Continental Congresses. •Mr. Wells attended Groton School and Cambridge in England. He is associated with the firm of Good- body & Co. He is a direct descendant of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.

Ninth Generation. Children of Oliver Dimock WELLS+ and Anne Lawrence WISNER
1. Ninth Generation. Christopher Jay WELLS Birth Death Marriage

2. Ninth Generation. Oliver VanCortlandt WELLS Birth. Death. Marriage

3. Ninth Generation. Valerie Bayard WELLS. Birth. Death. Marriage

4. Seventh Generation. John JAY+ Birth 19 Nov 1875 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Death 28 Jul 1928 in Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, married Louise Tormey KILCLINE Birth 11 Oct 1898 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, Death 20 Jun 1967 in Fairfield, Connecticut, He worked as a stock broker. He was active as trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They are both buried there. No children.

JOHN CLARKSON JAY, II

4. Sixth Generation. John Clarkson JAY+ II MD Birth 20 Oct 1844 in Rye, Westchester, New York. Death 7 Nov 1923 in New York City, New York, married Harriette Arnold VINTON+ Birth 3 Oct 1849 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 8 May 1914 in Worcester, Massachusetts, He was a trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They had three children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

(obit)Educated at Lewis J. Dudley’s School, Northampton, MA; Charlier Institute, New York City; Grammar School of Columbia College, New York City; Columbia College (now University), New York City. During the Civil War served as a Pvt., Co. F., 71st Regt., New York State Militia (National Guard). Enlisted on 27 May and mustered out on 2 Sep 1862. Graduation 1863  M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.1864 -1865  Served as acting Asst. Surgeon, US Army, in Armory Square Hosp., Washington, DC, and in Sedgwick General Hosp., Greenville, LA. 1865 -1866 Employed in the hospital on Randall’s Isl. and in Marion Street Lying-in-Asylum. 1867 -1869 — Spent two years studying medicine at the universities of Prague and Vienna. 1869 -1898 —Returned to the New York and entered private practice. Also served as attending physician to NY Hosp., Outpatient Dept.; the NY Dispensary; and the Northwestern Dispensary. Specialist in diseases of children. Marriage to Harriette Arnold VINTON+ 1872 12 Dec — Age: 28
Summer Residence. 1890 to 1904 — Rye, Westchester, New York Spent summers in the house built by his grandfather. Sale of PAJ House in Rye 1905 Family decision of the children of JCJ I to sell the house. House sold to VanOrden Trustee, The JAY Cemetery 1906 — Original trustee of the incorporation set up after the sale of the house. Other two trustees were Banyaer Clarkson and John Jay. He acted as treasurer. Death 1923 7 Nov — Age: 79 Burial The Jay Cemetery, Rye Plot G3  He was a supporter of Abolition, though he did not belong to the “radical” Garrisonian group of Abolitionists.He was one of the founders of the New York Free Dispensary for Children.

Seventh Generation Children of John Clarkson JAY+ II MD and Harriette Arnold VINTON+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-

1. Seventh Generation. Maria Arnold JAY+ Birth 18 Sep 1873 in New York City,
Death 2 Jan 1878 in New York City at age 5. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.
“Maria Arnold Jay, daughter of John C. Jay Jr. born in New York Sept. 18, 1873. Baptized in Trinity Chapel by Rev. Peter A. Jay. ”

2. Seventh Generation. Edith Van Cortland JAY+ Birth 2 Jun 1875 in New York City, New York, Death 13 Apr 1947 married Benjamin Haywood ADAMS+ Birth 22 Oct 1868 in Pottsville, Schuykill, Pennsylvania Death 21 Jul 1931 . Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

2. Seventh Generation. Edith Van Cortland JAY+ Birth 2 Jun 1875 in New York City, New York, Death 13 Apr 1947 married Benjamin Haywood ADAMS+ Birth 22 Oct 1868 in Pottsville, Schuykill, Pennsylvania Death 21 Jul 1931 . Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Birth 1875, 2 Jun New York City, New York, Her family’s primary residence was in New York. Also Known As Edie Jay. Her family spent their summerS IN POMFRET, CT on the Gladwyn Estate, known simply as AT Gladwyn, since FROM about 1890 TO 1912, WHEN SHE BOUGHT A HOUSE ON POMFRET STREET, KNOWN BY 1896 AS “THE ACORNS.” SHE SOLD IT IN 1932, TO THE BIGELOW FAMILY, FOUNDERS OF THE RECTORY SCHOOL. IT REMAINS THE RECTORY HEADMASTER’S HOUSE, “BRITTAIN HOUSE.” Edith was residing [SUMMERS] there [POMFRET, NOT GLADWYN] in 1927. Marriage to Benjamin Haywood Adams+ 1920 16 Oct — Age: 45 New York City, 1930 — Age: 55

Trustee, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Death 1947 13 Apr — Age: 71. Burial The Jay Cemetery, Rye Plot G6

HEr husband died of drowning in the Connecticut River in 1931

3. Seventh Generation. John Clarkson JAY+* III Birth 20 Jan 1880 in New York Death 22 Jan 1941 in New York, married Marguerite Montgomery SOLELIAC Birth 21 Jul 1877 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, Death 28 Jun 1937 in New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had four children.
He was a Trustee of the JAY Cemetery 1924 -1940 with Delancy Kane Jay and Pierre Jay. (second group of trustees)

Eighth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* III and Marguerite Montgomery SOLELIAC. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-

1. Eighth Generation, Sarah Livingston JAY+ Birth 13 Mar 1904 in New York Death 4 April 1997 in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut married Arthur Middleton Reeves HUGHES+ Birth 1904 in Pennsylvania Death 1980 . Both buried in the Jay cemetery. They had four children.

(obit)Sarah Livingston Jay Hughes, 93, of Madison, widow of Arthur M. R. Hughes, died Friday (April 4, 1997). The great, great, great-granddaughter of John Jay, first chief justice of the Supreme Court was born in New York City to John Clarkson and Marguerite Soleliac Jay. In 1926, she married Arthur Middleton Reeves Hughes, the son of the rector of Trinity Church in Newport, RI. A resident of New Canaan for many years while her husband commuted to the Marine Midland Trust Company in New York City, she appeared on the stage of the Blue Hill Troop singing Gilbert and Sullivan. In 1950, when Arthur became president of the Marine Midland Bank, she moved to Rochester, NY. She was active in the Landmark Society, National Society of Colonial Dames, the Garden Club of Rochester and many other service activities. In 1967, she and Arthur retired to Essex, where she maintained a gorgeous garden. For the past year and a half, she has been a resident of the Watrous Nursing Center, Madison. She is survived by her four children, Arthur Hughes of Arlington, VA, Sally Carr of Guilford, Paul Hughes of Bloomfield and Emily Page of Medford, MA, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Jay House. IT was not supposed to be a family reunion, but on Monday night seven descendents of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, rallied at Rye City Hall. ”It was the crisis of the old Jay House that brought us all together,” said Dr. John Dubois, a great-great-great-grandson of the Chief Justice. Dr. Dubois had to come only from Briarcliff Manor, but one of his cousins, many times removed, Sarah Jay Hughes, came from Old Lyme, Conn.; Mrs. Hughes’s daughter, Sarah Hughes Carr, came in from Guilford, Conn., and her son, Paul Montgomery Hughes, from Bloomfield, Conn. Their cousin Ada Hastings arrived from West Hartford and Pierre Jay DeVegh traveled from Manhattan. All are descendants of John Jay’s son Peter. Guy Paschal, a descendant of John Jay’s other son, William, traveled from nearby Purchase. The house, which was built in 1838, is being threatened with demolition. It was erected on the site of John Jay’s boyhood home, which had been built in 1740 by the Chief Justice’s father. The property was owned by the Jay family until 1904, and the family cemetery is there. The property was bought by Edgar Palmer and owned by him and his daughter, Zilph Palmer Devereux, until 1967, when it was given to the Methodist Church, which sold it to a developer, Diane Millstein, in 1983. Mrs. Millstein had suggested several ways of developing the property, including an office complex or town houses, some involving use of the old mansion. Meanwhile, the mansion has been deteriorating, and last year Mrs. Millstein asked the Rye Board of Architectural Review for permission to tear it down. The request was rejected and on Monday night she appealed that decision to the City Council, saying she could not develop the property economically if she had to maintain the century-and-a-half old building. Relatives, all either great-great-great grandchildren or great-great-great-great grandchildren who knew each other but not very well, had gathered three weeks before the meeting to talk about saving the house. Mrs. Hughes, the matriarch of the group, said she had visited the house many times, ”and we all have possessions that came from it.” But the family generally has paid more attention to the John Jay homestead in Bedford, now a restoration open to visitors, which was built by John Jay himself and was his retirement home, she said. Mr. DeVegh said the family members have agreed to form a coalition with the other groups interested in the house – the Friends of the Marshlands, the Westchester Preservation League and the Rye Landmarks Commission – and try to restore it and find a nonprofit use for it. The City Council did not rule Monday on the developer’s request, and the Jay descendants said they were hopeful that the decision would be in their favor. ”I would cry bitterly if anything happened to it,” Mrs. Hughes said, ”but I don’t think it will.” (Rye Chronicle)

Ninth Generation. Children of Sarah Livingston JAY+ and Arthur Middleton Reeves HUGHES+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-SLJH

1. Ninth Generation. Arthur Middleton HUGHES, Jr. Birth 9 Mar 1928 in Pennsylvania married Helena ERRAZURUZ Birth abt 1930. married Nancy WEDGE Birth abt1930.
Wrote several text books and taught data based marketing principles
Hughes, Arthur Middleton. Strategic Database Marketing: The Masterplan for Starting and Managing a Profitable, Customer-based Marketing Program. 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill, 2005.
For more than a decade, Strategic DatabaseMarketing has been a popular and authoritativehow-to on database marketing, referred to everyday by marketing practitioners around the world.Featuring dozens of innovative, workable strategies,it has shown marketers how to profitablymanage customer relationships, retain loyalty,increase the incremental profits from each customerin the database, and more.

2. Ninth Generation. Sarah Jay HUGHES Birth 1930 in New York married Richard Stewart CARR Jr. Birth 1927. She wrote several books, one on the Jay Family.

3. Ninth Generation. Emily Livingston HUGHES. Birth 1942 married John F PAGE Birth abt 1940

4. Ninth Generation. Paul Montgomery HUGHES. Birth 1942 married Diana PARKS Birth abt 1940.

2. Eighth Generation Marguerite Montgomery JAY Birth 5 May 1907 in New York, Death 26 Dec 1934 in New York, New York, married Rev. William Dudley Foulke HUGHES. 28 Apr 1898 in Richmond, Indiana Death 14 Jan 1964 in Newport, Rhode Island. They had three children.

(obit)The Rev. William Dudley Foulke Hughes, rector of St. Columba’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Middletown, died today in Newport Hospital. His age was 65. Mr. Hughes was born in Richmond, Ind. As an ambulance driver with the French Army in World War I, he won the Croix de Guerre for evacuating wounded men under heavy shell fire at the Battle of Verdun. He received A.B. degrees from Princeton University in 1919 and from Oxford University in 1922, a B. Litt. from Oxford in 1923 and an A.M. there in 1926. Mr. Hughes was ordained a deacon of his church in 1923 and a priest the next year. Subsequently he was a master at the Salisbury (Conn.) School, precentor (priest in charge of the music) at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and headmaster of its choir school, rector of Grace Church, Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y., and dean of St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, Me. He had been rector of S. Columba’s since 1956.
Mr. Hughes first wife, the former Miss Marguerite Montgomery Jay, a descendant of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States, died in 1934. In 1941 he married Mrs. Frances Lindon Smith Otis, widow of Raymond Otis. Surviving besides his widow are two sons by his first marriage, John J. and Dudley Hughes; a daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Jane Gignoux; a daughter by his second, Miss Linden Hughes; three brothers and six grandchildren.

Ninth Generation. Children of Marguerite Montgomery JAY and Rev. William Dudley Foulke HUGHES.

1. Ninth Generation. Rev John Jay HUGHES. Birth 15 May 1929 in New York Death 6 July 2003 . Unmarried. Converted from an Anglican priest to a Catholic priest.
John Jay Hughes is a retired priest of the St. Louis archdiocese and a Church historian.
Though I am occasionally asked why I am a priest, most often the question is: “Why did you become a Catholic?” Forty-seven years after being received into the Catholic Church, I am still asked that, most often by lifelong Catholics. I can see the eager hope in their eyes. They are looking for confirmation from a one-time outsider that “Catholic is best.” How difficult it is to disappoint them.
For the truth is that there was little in the pre–Vatican II Church that was attractive to me, an Anglican for 32 years, the last six of them a happy priest in the American Episcopal Church. Nor was I ever disillusioned with Anglicanism. Had that been the case, my decision about the Catholic Church at Easter 1960 would have been far easier. >From the time I was old enough to think about such things, I realized that Anglicanism was a theological house of cards. But it was my house. It was where the Lord had put me. Moreover, at ordination I had made promises of obedience and fidelity no less solemn than those made by Catholic priests. Could it be right to break those promises? The least that could be said was that I must not leave the place the Lord had assigned me without truly compelling reasons. Anglicanism took me, as it had taken my father and grandfather before me, from the font to the altar. I loved it. I remain grateful to it. I am deeply saddened by its present disarray. Was Newman right in his view that, at bottom, Anglicanism is simply another version of Protestantism?.
Added to the theological perplexities were personal difficulties: dislike of the triumphalist Church of Pius XII, and the desire not to wound my beloved priest-father, widowed by the death of my mother when I was only six years old. His life and priestly ministry had kindled my desire to follow in his footsteps. Philo- and not anti-Catholic, on the subject of Anglican priests who “perverted to Rome” (his term), he was unyielding. Were I to take this step, he told me, I would no longer be welcome in the family home. In the event, I never saw him again. We shall meet again in heaven, where mutual hurt will be replaced by unending joy
Leaving the Episcopal Church was the hardest thing I have ever done. Only years later was I able to affirm, as I now do without hesitation, that entering the Catholic Church is the best thing I have ever done.

2. Ninth Generation. Jane HUGHES Birth abt 1931 in New York married Regis GIGNOUX. Birth abt 1930. Death 21 Jan 2005 in Bedford, Westchester, New York,
They were Divorced in 1979

3. Ninth Generation. Dudley HUGHES Birth abt 1933 in New Yorke

3. Eighth Generation. Alice JAY+ Birth 5 Nov 1908 in Pelham, Westchester, New York, Death 13 Mar 1951 in Mount Kisco, New York, married V. Wilshire HARCOURT. Birth 21 May 1905 in Ohio Death 18 Nov 1981 in Collier, Florida, Marriage ended in divorce. Married Gerald Houghton Taber Birth 31 May 1905 in Paris, France Death 2 Jul 1982 in Palm Beach, Florida. She had three children with her first marriage.

Ninth Generation. Children of Alice JAY+ and V. Wilshire HARCOURT AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-AJH-

1. NInth Generation Ada HARCOURT. Birth 22 Oct 1932 in Ohio Living married George Cassidy HASTINGS Birth 1928 in Vermont Death married George B Raymond At age 61. Birth abt 1934. Living.
She Inherited from her mother a portrait of Alice JAY, her great aunt, by Daniel Huntington. This was donated to the Jay Heritage Center in 2012.

2. Ninth Generation. Marguerite Jay HARCOURT Birth abt 1937 in New York Married Frederick Philip Braun Jr

3. Ninth Generation. Wendy HARCOURT Birth 1942 in New York

4. Eighth Generation John Clarkson JAY+* IV Birth abt 1916 in New York Death Dec 7, 2000 in San Diego, California married Lois GOODNOV Birth 13 Sep 1916 Death 25 Aug 1997 in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts. They were divorced. He married Mary M O’HARE Birth abt 1928 Living. He had two children with his first wife. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

John Jay, the inventor of the ski film in its modern form, has been sharing his unique humor and style in travel-adventure ski films, books, and magazine articles for over sixty years. Jay is recognized world-wide as a legendary ski-film maker who inspired many to try and to enjoy the passion of skiing. Jay began his ski adoration in the winters of 1933 and 1934 while studying at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1935, then a freshman at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Jay spent weekends at the first U.S. rope tow at Woodstock, Vermont. Jay’s first ski film began here with the family camera and some entertaining shots of his winter skiing adventures. Jay projected his first footage for friends in his family home, narrating live over the console Victrola. During his undergraduate winters, Jay filmed numerous local events to include the Williams Winter Carnival, the Dartmouth Winter Carnival, the second Inferno Race down the Headwall of Tuckerman’s Ravine, and the Madison Square Garden’s Winter Sports Show. Time, Inc. hired Jay to write commentary for the prestigious March of Time. But Jay soon grew tired of the job that left him little time for skiing, so he applied and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford College in England. With nine months to spare before he was to arrive to Oxford, Jay was asked to produce a film on the Canadian Rocky Mountain powder skiing. The result was Skis over Skoki, the first American film of its kind capturing skiers gliding through powdered wilderness Jay then set out to immortalize South America’s only ski resort, Farallones, located up the Andes outside of Santiago. By the time of his return to the States, World War II was on and the Oxford College Rhodes scholarship was postponed. So he put together his epic, Ski the Americas, North and South. The film packed in over 50,000 viewers during its tour and enlightened many to the thrills of traveling the world to ski. In January, 1942, Jay received his orders to report to 1st Battalion, 87th Regiment at Fort Lewis as the Second Lieutenant to the ski troops. Jay led an eight-man detachment of the 1st Battalion on the first winter ascent of Mount Rainier and won a commendation for his troops’ success. That year, now Captain Jay married Lois Goodnow, published Day in the Life of a Ski Trooper in the Boston Globe, and began what became known as the 10th Mountain Division. Jay soon began putting together his second film, Ski Patrol, finishing it in the fall of 1943. The film drew 75,000 viewers and helped produce a wealth of recruits. As the war came to an end in 1945, Jay with Lois produced the postwar lecture film Hickory Holiday. Memorably, at the end of an 18,000 mile tour, the film was shown to 3,800 applauding members of the National Geographic Society in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Jay went on to make a film a year for an exciting 25 years. Equally successful was Jay’s 1947 guide book and travel epic, Skiing the Americas, North and South. Over 20,000 copies of the book have been sold. Holiday on Skis was completed by Jay in 1956, and Los Angeles film critics applauded the witty results. Jay’s 1958 Ski to Adventure showed Japanese skiers on the slopes colliding and bumbling into each other as Jay commentated over the scene as if it where the play by play of a football game. His coverage of the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley required the help of San Francisco film maker Marvin Becker and a 24-man crew. The much praised result was a one hour long jam-packed action sequence called Olympic Holiday. Jay’s popularity soared as he appeared in hundreds of cities presenting to millions of enthralled viewers. ABC network television picked up Jay’s Olympic footage for presentation during the previews to the Innsbruck Games. Jay went on to produce 1965’s Persian Powder, 1966’s An Evening with John Jay, sold two of his past films to Westinghouse’s Four Winds to Adventure, and pushed his second book Ski Down the Years. Ski Down the Years broke records, selling 40,000 copies, more than any other ski book. In 1968 Head for the Hills presented footage of Japan, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Mauna Kea, Hawaii. In 1970, Jay’s World of Skiing captured shots of French Olympian Guy Perillat skiing at La Clusaz. Jay had the honor to receive the Lifetime “Jerry,” the Crested Butte International Ski Film Festival Ski Film Maker Legend Award, in January of 1996. In 1997 Jay received his greatest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Ski History Association. Recognizing him for his outstanding record at preserving the history of skiing, the association introduced Jay as a “towering figure in the history of skiing who effectively communicates, records, and popularizes his love of the skiing life to countless thousands with his ski films.” Since 1939 Jay shared his talent and humor as a historian, capturing so cleverly the golden years of American alpine skiing. We are fortunate to have had such an adventurer as John Jay in our midst and such a picturesque record of skiing past. John, born December 11, 1915, died December 7, 2000 just four days from celebrating his 85th birthday.

Ninth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* IV and Lois GOODNOV. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-JCJIV-

1. Ninth Generation. John Clarkson JAY, V.  Birth 1944 in Massachusettes Living
Married to Emily W Jay. They have three sons and six grandchildren. Live in Manchester, Ma. They are both members of the JHC advisory board.

ALICE JAY

5. Sixth Generation Alice JAY+ Birth 1846 in New York, Death 19 Jun 1921 . Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
Suzanne Clarey in Jay Heritage News Letter
The young subject of the painting, Alice Jay, along with her parents and siblings, lived both in New York and at the Rye estate during the mid and late 19th century. Windows into Alice’s life and times, particularly during the Civil War, are well documented in family letters and diaries. Alice’s father, Dr. John Clarkson Jay, was John Jay’s grandson and a vocal opponent of slavery like his grandfather and father before him. Through the local Episcopal church where he served on the vestry, he was instrumental in spearheading efforts in Rye to recruit volunteers for the Union efforts during the Civil War, a campaign which drew enlistments from Alice’s two older brothers, Peter, who became Captain of a local militia, and John, who served as an assistant surgeon. Alice’s sister kept a diary in which she wrote proudly in 1862, “Rye is called the banner town of the county for she has raised more men by volunteering than any of the other towns.” The artist of the painting, New Yorker Daniel Huntington (1816 – 1906), trained with Jay family friends and esteemed colleagues like John Trumbull (who accompanied Jay as his secretary to Europe during treaty negotiations but also achieved renown as a painter, most notably for his grand scale Declaration of Independence now at the Capitol Rotunda) and Samuel F. B. Morse (whose successful career as an artist preceded his renown as an inventor and earned him the nickname of “America’s Da Vinci.”) Under the tutelage of men like these, Huntington rose to prominence both during and after the Civil War. He was a member of the National Academy of Design for most of his life and acted as its President for 22 years; he was also Vice-President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 33 years and helped that institution expand and grow in stature.

SARAH JAY

6. Sixth Generation. Sarah JAY+ Birth 1848 in New York, United States Death 1883
Died at age 34. She was Unmarried.

PETER JAY and his DEPENDANT FAMILY

PETER JAY (1704-1783) and his dependent family

PETER JAY(2/4), born in 1704, was the only son and fourth child of Auguste, the first Huguenot Jay and his wife Anna Marie Bayard Jay. At age 18 he was sent to Bristol, England to live with his aunt, Francois Jay Peloquin, where he was educated. Following return to New York, in 1728, he married Mary Van Cortlandt. Mary Van Cortlandt was the daughter of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, one of the wealthiest families in the Province. Peter Jay lived as a successful merchant in New York City before moving in 1745 to the farm he purchased in Rye, NY.

Not much has been written about their family life. Seven children had been born to them before 1745. Two had died at birth. Of the living five, the oldest Eva was emotionally unstable,(but did later marry Henry Munro). The oldest son Augustus probably was autistic with a learning disability. He did not learn to read or write. Their fourth child, James was intelligent and was sent to England for Medical training. The next two children Anna Marie and Peter developed small pox when young which left them both blinded. “Blind Peter” inherited the Rye house on the death of his father, married, and lived there the remainder of his life. So of the five, only one would be able to live independently. This must have been a huge concern for Peter and Mary, and the main reason to move the family out of the city. He purchased land in Rye, New York and moved the family there. Their fourth son, John Jay was born at the time of the move. Two more children would be born. A fifth son, Frederick in 1747 and a daughter, Mary, who died at age 5. Peter Jay on moving to Rye retired from his business life and spent his life in improving the farm. He became a scientific horticulturalist, a heritage that was passed on to his sons.

In 1776 he was not involved with the political changes of the times. Two of his sons were. James and John were very much involved in the revolution and not living at home. Their oldest son, now Sir James, having been knighted for support for Kings College in New York was of the generation that hoped for a return to English rule, and was caught between being a loyalist and a patriot, which lead to great friction with his younger brother. After the revolution he settled in New Jersey and practiced medicine. Of course their younger son John, now a young lawyer, became very involved with the need of the colonies for total separation from England. He became a leader in this movement and was sent to Paris to negotiate a peace with England. He spent the war either in Spain or in France concerned about but well away from the family.

 At the time of the Revolutionary War, Rye became “no man’s land”, New York was in British control, and the family were forced to move. This was not easy and their youngest son Frederick became in charge of this. He arranged for them to move to Fishkill, N.Y. to a house owned by Theodorus Van Wyck. This must have been an extraordinarily difficult time. The Rye house had become a comfortable place for all the family with an active farm. Mary was in declining health with very severe arthritis. Eva (who had “hysterics”) had married Henry Munro in 1766 at age 37. He was a loyalist minister who lived in Albany. They had one child, Peter Jay Munro. During the Revolution she moved back to the family with her ten year old, while her loyalist husband had to escape and return to Scotland. Augustus, “Blind” Peter and blind Anna Maria were dependent children that needed care. The farm needed to be moved. There were several slaves and servants as part of the family that they needed for the care they could give. There was property that needed to be moved or protected. And with the revolutionary turmoil, finding transportation for all this was extremely difficult. Fishkill was a good days journey.

                                    
Mary died soon after the move in 1777. Then the family was robbed in Fishkill and a second move to safer Poughkeepsie was made. There was also a plan to move them all to Kent where much of their goods had been sent. This never happened. Peter died after the second move in 1783. Both were interred in the vault of Gysbert Schenck, Esq. at Fishkill, and were probably moved to the Rye cemetery in 1804 with the other family from the Family Vault in the orchard of Peter Stuyvesant in the Bowerie. 

His concerns about their survival and his financial worries were expressed by father Petter to son John in the following letter written in 1777.

Fish Kill, 29 July, 1777.

Dear Johnny,

I have received your letter of the 21 Inst:—The evacuation of Ticonderoga is very alarming; I wish it may soon be made to appear in a less gloomy light.

Hitherto Fady has not been able to succeed in providing waggons to remove your Books to Kent.—My thoughts have been much imployed of late about removing from hence in case of need, but the more I consider of it the more I am perplexd., for my present state of health admits of my undergoing no fatigue. Besides I conceive my going to Kent will be attended with an immense expence, for there I can hire no Farm to raise necessarys for my numerous Family, but must lodge them in different Houses and buy daily food &c for them, I suppose at the same exorbitant rate that is extorted from the distressed in other parts of the Country; so that unless I can get a Farm in order to raise so much as will in some measure answer the expence of the Necessarys of life, I am very apprehensive it will have too great a tendency to our ruin, for we may long continue in our present distressed situation before a Peace takes place. I am indeed at a loss what steps to take and therefore I could wish you were nearer at hand to consult with you and Fady what to do. Hitherto my present abode appears to me as safe as elsewhere, and it may be most prudent to continue here till we know what rout the Regulars take & their success if any they have; but in the mean time it may be best to remove some of my most valuable things by way of precaution, which we’ll consider of when you come here. If we can purchase another Waggon it shall be done.

Johnny Strang was here about a fortnight or three weeks ago when we was expectg. the Regulars were about coming up the River; he then proposed to send a box or two he has of yours at his Father’s to Salem, and promised to remove them from there in case of need & said he would be very careful of them. Nancy is now unwell & Peggy is very sick with an intermitting fever ever since her return from Albany.

I am yr. affecte. Father

Peter Jay.

     

They had left Rye in 1777. Peter died in Poughkeepsie in 1783. Soon after that the family must have returned to Rye. By 1784 the British had left NY and peace had come. “Blind” Peter et al must have come back to Rye.

The Will of Peter Jay shows his concerns and leaves specific funds for the care of EVA, AUGUSTUS, and “blind” PETER and ANNA MARIA.

The will of Peter Jay was written in 1782, a year before his death. Three codiciles were added.

The main will, written 27 and 28 of May 1782, states that he was late of Rye, Westchester County, now of Rombout of Dutchess County, and discusses the disposal of his goods, chattels, and credits. The executers of his estate were Frederick Jay and Egbert Benson

       500£ to be given to the executers for maintenance of son Augustus

    . 1800£ to be given executers for maintainance of dgt Eva Munro to also include the education and support of her son Peter Jay Munro. The sum was to be given to PJM when he turned 21.

       1800£ to be given executures for maintainance and support of blind Anna Marie

       Remainder to be divided equally among sons James, Peter, John, Frederick

       Farm in Rye given to blind PETER

      Choice of Bedford property to JOHN

      NYC property, Dockward with store house given to Frederick. This required release of asset by the family. An existing problem was that Henry Munro, back in Scotland would be very reluctant to do this. A penalty was built into the will that if this happened, grandson PJM would get no funds.

     Release of debt of the children except for James who needed to pay.

    Two negro women could choose a new master. Zilpha and elder Mary.

    Peter, John, and Frederick act as executures. Witnessed by three van Wycks

Codiciles

Use Spanish dollars not pounds

Purchase of land in Poughkeepsie to be sold as real estate holding.

Family portraits left to James.

Excuse JJ who is across the seas

Slave Plato to JJ

Slave Mary to any child. Money saved for her upkeep.

       
 

ROBERT LIVINGSTON, Chancellor of New York

CHANCELLOR ROBERT LIVINGSTON, Jr (1746-1843)

                             
Part of my family tracing of the Revolutionary period is the history of my second cousin five times removed Robert R Livingston, Jr. He was very much a contemporary of my g-g-g grandfather John Jay. Both were good friends as children and both went to Kings College Law School at the same time. Both were young lawyers in New York at the time of the start of the movement of the colonies for independence. They both became involved in this movement. Jay succeeded and Livingston who wanted success, came close but failed. Why? An interesting story.

First, where did Robert Livingston come from. He was part of the Aristocratic landed gentry of New York. His great grandfather was the first Lord of the Livingston Manor, a man whose father had been excluded from Scotland for religious views and moved to Holland. Here he learned Dutch which proved to be a great help when he moved to the colonies. Through his contacts he was granted Land Grants along the Hudson which became the basis of the 100,000 square mile holding that became Livingston Manor. He married Alida Van Schuyler of the Albany family whose first husband Nicholas Van Rensselaer had died leaving her with land. They had nine children. Their second son, Robert, a judge, was willed 13,000 acres on the death of his father called Clermont and this would became the home of their grandchild Robert Jr.

This was Robert’s problem. He inherited his position as an aristocratic snob. He was brought up in a family of wealth, well educated, and used to the English system of social class. It was a system where one was chosen for political position as a powerful land owner. Thus he assumed a role for himself in the new Democracy. From early times as an aristocratic snob he wished little to do with those in a lower order and felt those inferior to himself as incapable of political leadership. This created a difficult problem for him in the new democracy. It was very different from the Democracy that Washington, Hamilton, and Jay were trying to form as Federalists. As a protest after the Revolution he became a follower of Jefferson and left the Federalist Party.

                           
What happened? He graduated from Kings College in 1765, at the time the King imposed the stamp act to collect taxes from the colonies. The feeling of the leading families in New York at that time was for a return to England rule not a separation. His father, as many others, became a reluctant revolutionary. Between 1765 and 1775 events in Massachusetts and elsewhere were occurring that made a peaceful return to English rule very unlikely. In 1775, Robert, because of his name, was selected to be one of five (Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Sherman, and Livingston) to draft what became the Declaration of Independence. Robert neither wrote or edited a word of this document. He was not present at its signing, was not at its presentation to the early congress, and did not sign the document. (His uncle Philip did).

                         
Between 1777 and 1801 he served as Chancellor of New York, the highest judiciary office, and was known as Chancellor for the rest of his life. His rival John Jay had been named Chief Justice of the New York Court. This appointment put him in the position of administering in 1789, the oath of office to the First President of the United States, George Washington. The bible used is still on occasion used for this purpose. (Not Trump!!)

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He felt he had the ability to be a leader in the new Democracy but his inability to separate himself from his Livingston aristocratic snobbery destroyed this. After he swore Washington in as President, he felt he should be rewarded with either position of Secretary of State or Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Washington turned this down. His rival friend, John Jay, of course became the first Chief Justice.

As noted, he also went through a political change. He hated the decisions made by Jay and Hamilton as active New York Federalists. In 1789 he became a member of the Jeffersonian party in part to run against Jay for Governor of New York. (He lost badly). He believed in the Jeffersonian principle of Government FOR the people. He had a hard time with Government BY the people!!

This resulted in 1801 his appointment by Jefferson to serve as minister to France to negotiate purchase of port of New Orleans and Northern Florida. The French were not interested until 1803 when Jefferson sent James Madison to help. Napoleon was in sudden need of money. He sent for the two and offered to sell the entire French land holdings for 15 million dollars. Thus the Louisiana Purchase occurred. What is ironic is that Robert tried to change dates so all the honor would go to him. (It did not work and his political life was ended)

                          
He then retired to his farm in Clermont. The original house had been burned to the ground by the British during the Revolution. In 1795 he had started construction of a new house. He had also become preoccupied by a variety of farming and other concerns and wrote and published a large number of articles on all sorts of subjects.

While he was in France he met and befriended Robert Fulton. This friendship continued. Robert Fulton married Robert’s niece, Harriet Livingston. When he retired to his farm he became involved with Robert Fulton and his new steam boat. In 1810 this successfully went from Clermont to Albany and back in 60 some odd hours!!

                                    

In 1770 he married Mary “Polly” Stevens and they had two daughters. He urged both daughters to marry cousins to maintain the name of Livingston. They did. Elizabeth married a cousin Edward Philip Livingston and had a number of  children. Margaret also married a cousin Robert Linlithgow Livingston and also had a number of children. Robert died at Clermont in 1813 after a number of strokes.

                                             

MY FAMILY DESCENDANTS and THE REVOLUTION

The American Revolution, independence from Great Britain, and our family history

The Revolutionary period between 1770 and 1800 was not a fun time to be living in New York City and the surrounding area. There were several of my descendants living in this area that had become successful with land acquisition and with trading opportunities. The Revolution would change all that. The need for the break from England as necessary was not an easy decision for New Yorkers to make. Some became progressively influential. This included John Jay, who was a young lawyer in New York when the Revolution started. There were some who strongly felt that ties with Great Britain should not be broken, but mended. This was an older group who came reluctantly to support the Revolution. This included property owner, The Lord of the Manor, Robert Livingston. Then there were those who stayed loyal to the King. This was Frederick Phillips, Lord of Phillips Manor. Some joined the militias and fought in the Revolution. After the revolution, debate was not over. Freedom from the King meant a new Government needed to be formed. The debate between State rights and new Federal rights was intense. John Jay, became a strong Federalist, in favor of a strong federal government. Part of the debate was the right to vote. Jefferson felt that one man (Not WOMAN) one vote should rule and Hamilton felt that only men of property should be allowed to vote and rule. How should they govern? How could they get balance between the States? The result was a revised Constitution but this needed to be ratified by the States. New York was very split by this: a majority wished to keep the sovernity of the State. In Poughkeepsie a group met designated to make the decision. Jay was part of this and the result was ratification of the new Constitution by two or three votes. In the emerging Democracy there was conflict of ideas for our new country. This influenced Jays and Livingstons and Clarksons and Van Courtlands and Phillipps and Van Rensselaer and Van Schuyler all my relatives. I will try and tell what happened to these several families before, during and after the Revolution.

It includes property: Jay’s mother and the Van Courtlandt Manor, the rest of the Livingstons and Livingston Manor, cousin Frederick Philippse and Phillips Manor, Killean Van Rensselaer and Rensselaerwick, Philip Van Schuyler and Schuyler land. The shift in control from property and wealth. Who should rule the country? It was the end of the influence of the Lords of the Manor.

It includes merchants and trade: Several of my descendants that lived in New York were successful traders. For them the Revolution and loss of New York to the British meant not only loss of trade, but loss of homes. John Jay’s father and mother were forced to leave their home in Rye and take refuge in safer area. No longer were the old trade routes safe.

It includes the story between these families. Pre revolutionary New York was small and there were many intermarriages between these families. Livingstons married Van Schuylers and Jays,  Van Schuylers married Van Rensselaers,  van Cortlndts married Jays, Van Schuyler married a Van Rensselaer and then when he died married a Livingston. Bayards intermarried as did Van Voorhees. These marriages all tied these families and their lands tighter together.

It includes the political changes. Tories vs Patriots. Federalists vs non Federalists, the new government, the need for a new constitution, the start of our Democracy.

It also includes how much Dutch blood we have! All the Vans!

LAND FIRST

There were at least five families we are related to that controlled large tracts of land before the Revolution from Great Britain. The Livingston Family and Livingston Manor on the Hudson, (1,200,000acres ) The Philipse Family and Philipse Manor in Westchester, (125,000acres ) The Van Courtlandt Family and Van Courtlandt Manor in Yonkers, (85,000acres), The Van Rensselaer Family and Rensselaerwyck in Albany.(750,000acres) and The Van Schuyler Family and land also in Albany (100,000acres) All were started either from Patroonships from the Royal Dutch Governor or as Royal Land Grants, Charters of the King. The land on these Manors was to be owned and leased by the Lord of the Manor or if Dutch, the Patroon. This feudal system of land ownership was to be continued, oldest son to oldest son.

The Manors and Patroonships did not survive. Soon after the end of the Revolution they ended. The feudal system could not exist with our new Democratic principles of freedom.

LIVINGSTON MANOR

Robert Livingston (1654-1728), my 6th GGrandfather, was the first Lord of the Manor. He was also an example of our Dutch background. His father, a Church of England minister had been banned from his home country of Scotland for not recognizing the Presbyterian faith in Scotland. He took his family which included his young son Robert to Holland, where Robert learned to speak the Dutch language. Robert ended up coming to the Colonies, and became successful in part because of his ability to understand and speak Dutch. He was granted by Royal Charter of Great Britain in 1715 160,000 acres along the Hudson in what is now Columbia County, NY. This created the manor and Lordship of Livingston. He married Alida Schuyler, the widow of another major land owner, Nicholas Van Rensselaer, and daughter of General Philip Schuyler, owner of a large amount of Albany property. This brought together Livingston, Van Rensselaer, and Schuyler families and a lot of property. She was a very strong woman. She had one son with Nicholas and had nine children with Robert. Since Robert was often in NYC, she was responsible for managing the Livingston and Van Rensselaer property. We have a lot of Dutch blood!

Their oldest son Philip (1686-1749) became the second Lord of the Manor after his father’s death in 1728. In 1708 he married Catharina Van Brugh, the daughter of a former Albany mayor and they would live in Albany. They had 12 children and it was one of their sons that had impact on our family.

Phillips son, William, inherited property in New Jersey and became Governor of New Jersey during the Revolutionary time. He was a strong believer that separation with Great Britain was needed and influenced a young lawyer who was courting his daughter, Sarah of this. This of course was John Jay who married Sarah.

Philips oldest son, Robert (1708-1790) inherited Livingston Manor at the time of his father’s death. He had married Maria Thong in 1731 and they had thirteen children. He became the third and last Lord of the Manor. In 1766, after the death of his wife, he married Gertrude Van Rensselaer Schuyler.

Robert Livingston was Lord of the Manor during the Revolution. When he became Lord 1,000,000 acres of the Catskills mountains was added to the Manor property. He hoped for a compromise with England and was modestly supportive of the war of separation. He did supply the Army with important iron that was mined from his land holdings. His tenant farmers stayed as loyalists to the crown for most of the Revolution. His children were more supportive serving in the war effort. After the revolution ended the power status of the Manors also ended. At the time of his death Livingston Manor was divided unto 5 parts for his sons and were subsequently divided further. The Lord of the Manor was no more.

PHILLIPSE MANOR

 My second Cousin Frederick Philipse III (1710-1786) was the third and last Lord of Philipse Manor. He had inherited the estate from his father at the time of his father’s death in 1751. This was a 125,000 acre estate that comprised much of Southern Westchester County. Frederick was a strong Loyalist and never wavered during the Revolution. He stayed in New York which was under British control during the war and then left for England in 1783 when the English left New York. All of his lands were confiscated by the state and sold off. Several thousand acres were sold to his tenant farmers. The property was decided into 200 parcels. Henry Beekman a Dutch NY businessman bought several of the parcels.

Frederick and his family continued to live in Great Britain. He died in 1786 and was buried in Chester Cathedral in Chester, England.

The taking of Loyalist land was a common practice and the sale of the land provided income to the state. The total of land lost by Frederick was 120,000 acres!

On November 28, 1776, the same year that 56 Americans signed the Declaration of Independence, well over 200 colonial New Yorkers placed their signatures on a “Declaration of Dependence.” These signers were Loyalists, citizens who remained faithful to their sovereign, George III, King of Great Britain. Prominent among the signatures was that of Frederick Philipse III, Lord of the vast Manor of Philipsburg and resident of the elegant mansion known today as Philipse Manor Hall. Frederick Philipse III and his family lived in luxury, well supported by rents from the many tenant farms on his property. Times were changing, however, and while others rebelled against Great Britain, Frederick III defended the Crown. His Loyalist beliefs were so strong that General George Washington ordered him arrested in 1776. Philipse and his family later fled to British occupied New York City and then to England, where the last “Lord of the Manor”, broken in spirit and health, died in 1786. His land and his mansion were confiscated by the New York State Legislature and sold at public auction

VAN COURTLANDT MANOR

My 5th great grandfather, Frederick Van Cortlandt (more Dutch) bought about a thousand acres extending from the upper Bronx into Westchester County from cousin Frederick PHILLIPSE. He built a house in Georgian style but died before it was finished. He was married to my fifth great Aunt, Francina Jay who continued to live there until her death in 1780. The house was then inherited by their oldest son James (1727-1787) who was there during the Revolution. It was used as a grain plantation and grist mill. Unlike the other properties it was not rented out for farming. During the Revolution the house stood at the border between English NYC protection and the new countries holding, which was full of robbers, etc. George Washington stayed there in 1776 to plan the battle for White Plains and then in 1781 with the French commander Rochambeau where he tricked the British into thinking he was staying there while he fled to the North. The British used the house during the war and at wars end it was apparently in very bad repair. There was a period that no family member was living there. James had no children. He left the house and property to be divided after his wife died, between his two brothers, Augustus and Fredrick and his sister Eva White. The house and property were then sold to the City of New York in 1889 and have been part of the park system since then. The house is run by the Colonial Dames as a museum.


Frederick sister was my fifth GreatGrandmother Mary Van Cortlandt who married Peter Jay and was the mother of fourth GreatGrandfather John Jay. It was property that John Jay was given by her in Bedford NY that was the site on which he built his retirement home.
VAN RENSSELEAR MANOR

Rensselaerwyck was a Dutch Patroonships given to my first cousin 6 times removed Killiaen Van Rensselaer in 1629 of about 750,000 acres and stayed under Van Renssellaer control until after the Revolution. It contained land on both sides of the Hudson from Albany down. It remained in Van Rensselaer control until the death of Stephan Van Rensselaer in 1836, when the manor officially ended. In 1704 Killiaen as Patroon split a lower portion of the Manor to his brother Hendrick, which was the area surrounding Albany, and known as the Claverack VR Manor

Killian married Maria Van Cortlandt also my first cousin 6 times removed. She was a daughter of Stephanus Van Cortland and Gertrude Schuyler. They had 7 children that lived to adulthood.

The Van Rensselaer Patroonships lasted until the early 1800, when it was divided and ended.

The concept of a large tract of land under the perpetual control of one family with its income coming from rental of tracts of land and tax of 10% of produce could not continue in a country dedicated to freedom of individuals.

“The patroon system was from the beginning doomed to failure. As we study the old documents we find a sullen tenantry, an obsequious and careworn agent, a dissatisfied patroon, an impatient company, a bewildered government — and all this in a new and promising country where the natives were friendly, the transportation easy, the land fertile, the conditions favorable to that Conservation of human happiness which is and should be the aim of civilization. The reason for the discontent which prevailed is not far to seek, and all classes were responsible for it, for they combined in planting an anachronistic feudalism in a new country, which was dedicated by its very physical conditions to liberty and democracy. The settlers came from a nation which had battled through long years in the cause of freedom. They found themselves in a colony adjoining those of Englishmen who had braved the perils of the wilderness to establish the same principles of liberty and democracy. No sane mind could have expected the Dutch colonists to return without protest to a medieval system of government.”

VAN SCHUYLER

There were two men who came from Holland and settled in the Albany area and by their success as traders (fur) purchased a large amount of land in the Albany area. They founded a trading community named Beverwyck. It was descendants from Philip Pieterse Schuyler that bred into my Van Rensselaer, Van Cortlandt, and Livingston family.

My 2nd Cousin 6 times removed was Philip Schuyler, born 1733. He married cousin Catherine Van Rensselaer and they had 15 children!! He inherited most of the Van Schuyler property and before the Revolution built the Van Schuyler Mansion. He became wealthy as a trader of material from the Albany area that he shipped down the Hudson to New York. He also became supportive of the Revolution from Great Britain, and served as General during the war mostly in the Albany area. After the war he served as one of the first United States Senators to serve from New York. He and his wife, Catherine Van Rensselaer, had nine children who were influential in the next generation. Their second daughter married Alexander Hamilton.

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While they had extensive land, it was not as the other families given to them to manage as a Manor or a Patroon.

The total land holdings of these families before the Revolution in New York along the Hudson was well over two million acres. Not bad but not to last.

TRADE and MERCHANTS

Trade and trading were very important in both pre revolutionary and post revolutionary New Amsterdam/New York. The story of two relatives that were involved with foreign trade and went thru large losses with the Revolution were Peter Jay and David Clarkson.

JAY

Augustus  Jay was the first Jay to come to the New World. He was a young man on one of his father’s trade ships and returning to LaRochelle found that his family had been forced to flee to England as a result of their Protestant beliefs and the revocation of the Edict of Nantes that gave them protection to worship. He was smuggled aboard a ship sailing for Charleston and made his way up the coast ending up in New Amsterdam. He met and married Anna Maria Bayard and his success as a trader resulted. Her grandmother was also Anna, the sister of Peter Stuyvesant. This was a very successful trading family!

It was their son Peter Jay, who married Marie Van Courtlandt, who continued as a merchant, and retired from New York in 1745, to move to the property he had purchased in Rye New York. This has recently been protected and restored as the Jay Heritage Center. It was here that their son John Jay would be born and brought up.

During the Revolution their world would be turned upside down. Rye became “no man’s land”. They were outside of British control, but lived with terrible dangers of being attacked by the British or undone by the Cowboys and scalpers that ran without control in the area. They had to leave the homestead in Rye and were moved initially to Fishkill which was safer and then to Poughkeepsie after they were robbed in Fishkill. They never return to their Rye farm and home. Marie died in Fishkill and Peter died in Poughkeepsie. Their children did return and continue living in Rye. Peter Augustus Jay, John Jays oldest son inherited the property in early 1800 and tore down the original house and built the Greek revival home that is there today.


CLARKSON

The first David Clarkson (1698-1751) was the son of Matthew Clarkson, the first immigrant to the New World from England. He became a successful merchant in New York with several vessels and a big trade. His son, also David Clarkson (1726-1782) continued this. He was a very successful merchant with considerable trade with other countries. He also became a supporter of the revolution. During the war his home in Brooklyn was vandalized by the British and his home in New York burned to the ground. He escaped to his wife’s home in New Jersey. At the end of the war he had lost his trade and most of his income. His son Matthew Clarkson (1758-1825) had a distinguished record during the Revolution and after the war became director of the Bank of New York. During this time he made good investments and land purchase. It was his daughter, Mary Rutherfurd, who married Peter Augustus Jay.

POLITICS

The change from a new land under the control of England and its King or Holland and the growing realization that independence from these controls was necessary. The development of a Democratic system was a HUGE issue that sparked debates and actions that we are still living with. Again the one relative very much involved in this transition was John Jay. His early friend Robert Livingston was a different story.

JOHN JAY (1724-1829)

Jay was born the same year his father moved the family to Rye NY. He was educated, went to Kings College Law school, and became involved in the revolutionary cause. Part of this is that he courted and married Sarah, a daughter of William Livingston, the Governor of New Jersey, who strongly supported the separation with England. He was a young man at the time. He spent almost the entire Revolution mostly with his wife either in Spain or France. At the end of the war he was the person who negotiated the peace of Paris with the King of England. On return to this country he and his wife and family built a house on Broadway which became there home. He was really the first president of the United States but under the original constitution which had very weak powers for this position. He became very involved with developing a new Constitution and with Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams and others became a leader of the Federalist Party. Getting New York to ratify the new Constitution was a major effort for him and he was influential in the meeting at Poughkeepsie that by 3 or 4 votes ratified it. He then served as Governor of New York and moved from New York City to Albany. He retired when his term ended to his new house in Bedford that was built on Van Cortlandt land.

He was also active after the Revolution with spies! Under the Articles of Confederation a committee for detecting and defeating conspiracies was created. This became a Commission. It was made up,of a series of groups established in New York to collect intelligence, apprehend British spies and couriers and examine British sympathizers. Jay became the head of this. This was a secret service with a company of militia under its control that heard over 500 cases involving disloyalty and subversion. It had the power to grant bail or parole, to imprison or deport, to arrest, to convict. Jay was the first chief of counterintelligence.

One of his great friends when in Law School was Robert Livingston, a cousin.

ROBERT LIVINGSTON

The second son of Philip Livingston and Catharina Van Brugh, also Robert,(1688-1775) was known as Robert of Clermont. At the time of his father’s death, Robert was given 13,000 acres in the Southwest corner which became named Clermont. This Robert married Margaret Howarden. They had one son Judge Robert who married Marie Beekman. Their grandson Robert R. (1746-1813) lived during the Revolutionary period. He was a lawyer and a great friend early in his life with John Jay, who then became an enemy!!

A problem Robert had was with this heritage. It was being a Livingston, educated and a large property owner. He had terrible trouble with the democratic principle of allowing the vote to all citizens. He was a real SNOB! He felt that his birth right gave him privilege for political appointments. He yearned for political success which always turned to disasters for him. He seemed to always be the wrong man at the right time. As a young lawyer in 1776, Robert had been appointed one of a committee of five to write the Declaration of Independence. He apparently contributed not a word to this document and was not present when it was signed. When after peace, George Washington was inaugurated as President, Robert delivered the oath of office. He then felt that Washington was obligated to give him a cabinet position. His first choice was Chief Justice. Washington by letter turned him down, and of course the position went to his rival, John Jay. Ugh! During the effort to get the new constitution ratified in 1780 Jay joined with Washington, Madison, Hamilton and others as Federalists, Robert became an anti federalist in opposition. He also ran against Jay for Governor of New York and was badly beaten. He became a Jeffersonian Democrat. In 1798 he was appointed by President Jefferson to go to France and try to negotiate the sale of New Orleans to the United States. After three years of difficult negotiation James Munro was sent to Paris to try and get resolution. After Munro’s arrival Napoleon apparently summoned them and offered what became the Louisiana Purchase. Then Robert tried to change the dates so he would get all the credit! He ended living in Clermont in retirement on his farm.

During the revolution the British made one foray into Clermont and burned his house to the ground for his revolutionary principles. He rebuilt the house.

The Revolution: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY

These families, except for the Phillips group, all became supportive of the break with Great Britain. Younger members of the families were active in the war in different ways. John Jay was sent first to Spain and then to Paris as a diplomate during the war. He was the person that drafted the peace agreement with England that ended the war. Others were active in the war.

Brigadier General Matthew Clarkson (my third great grandfather)

Matthew Clarkson was a young man of 17 when the war started. He volunteered as an aide to General Benedict Arnold, before Arnold turned to join the British. He was involved with the battle of Fort Ticonderoga, battles on Lake Champlain, and the battle at Saratoga. He became a major during the Saratoga campaign and was present at the surrender of General Burgoyne. He was appointed to the staff of General Benjamin Lincoln and served at the battle of Savannah, the defense of Charleston and the final surrender of Cornwallis at Charlestown. After the war he was commissioned Brigadier General of the militia of Kings and Queens counties and then in 1798 Major General of the Southern District of New York. After the war he married Mary Rutherford and their one child Mary Rutherford Clarkson married the oldest son of John Jay, Peter Augustus.

Letter From George Washington to Matthew Clarkson, 24 June 1782

Major Matthew Clarkson commenced his military Services as a Volunteer early in the present War. In the Year 1777 he received a Majority in the Army of the United States, and was present at the Surrender of Lieut. General Burgoyne at Saratoga, having been active in all the principal antecedent Engagements, which produced that Event—In the Year 1779 was appointed Aide de Camp to Major General Lincoln (now Secretary at War) then commanding Officer in the Southern Department, & in that Character served at the Siege of Savannah. In 1780 he acted as Major of a Corps of Light Infantry during the Siege of Charles-Town. In 1782 He returned to his former Situation as Aide de Camp to Major General Lincoln, and was present at the Reduction of the British Posts of York and Gloucester under the Command of Lieut. General Earl Cornwallis. Soon after this, when Major General Lincoln became Secretary at War, he was appointed his Assistant. In all which Stations, from my own Knowledge and the Reports of the General Officer under whose immediate Orders he has served, I am authorised to declare that He has acquitted himself with great Honour. Given under my Hand And Seal at the Head-Quarters of the American Army the twenty-fourth Day of June in the Year 1782.

Go: Washington

NPotC.

Brigadier General Robert Van Rensselaer (3rd cousin 4x removed)

Several Van Rensselaer men were active during the Revolution. Robert Van Rensselaer was commissioned a Colonel of the Eighth Regiment, Albany County Milita in Oct 1775. He continued to serve and was named Brigadier General, Second Brigade in 1780. He served under his brother in law General Philip Schuyler during the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga. He commanded the militia that pursued and defeated Sir John Johnson when on his raid in the Mohawk Valley in 1780.

Colonel Killian K Van Rensselaer(3rd cousin 4x removed)

He was. Child of Kilian Van Rensselaer and Ariaantie Schuyler. He studied law at Yale and when the war broke out served as a private secretary to his Uncle General Philip Schuyler

Brigadier General Henry Beekman Livingston(2nd cousin 5x removed)

Henry was the younger brother of Robert Livingston. He apparently had a violent temper and had anger at anyone of lesser breed. As soon as the Revolution started he formed his own troop and joined the battle. The first of these was the battle of Long Island which was a major loss of the Patriots. He was left on Long Island with a small group and was successful in harassing the English. He and his Company escaped across the sound. He served under a number of Generals and had problems following orders. He was involved in a number of battles in and around the New York area including the battle of Saratoga. He served under General Philip Schuyler and spent the winter with his troops at Valley Forge. Here they almost froze and starved. He was the Black Sheep of the Livingston family and had as much trouble getting along with them as he did his commanding Generals.

Major General Philip Van Cortlandt (3rd cousin 4xremoved)

He was active in politics. During the Revolution he served as Lieutenant Colonel and involved in the seige of Yorktown. During this he was cited for gallant conduct and mustered out of the service as a Brigadier General. After the war he continued to serve politically and was one of the persons present with John Jay to ratify for New York the new Constitution.

 

 

 

Major General Philip Schuyler(2nd cousin 5x removed)

The Schuyler family were very supportive of the war to separate the State from English control. Philip Schuyler took an active lead in this. He was a very large land owner in the Albany area. He was made a Major General and took command of the area surrounding Albany. This became an active battle front as the English made their way down Lake Champlain to Saratoga. He was not well and forced to give up his command quite early. General Horatio Gates was in command at the time of the battle of Saratoga. Several relatives served under him including Matthew Clarkson, Robert Van Rensselaer, and Henry Livingston.

SEPARATION FROM ENGLAND

The Revolution came to an end. The political definition of the new country slowly emerged. The English left New York. A new constitution that gave more central power but maintained the role of the States emerged. This meant a stronger central government with a presidential branch, a legislative branch, and a judicial branch. A bill of rights was passed. The scars of the war were diminished. Trade resumed. And we were free but still had a lot of problems to contend with.

CLARKSON FAMILY

GENEAOLOGIES AND FAMILY HISTORY OF SOUTHERN NEW YORK AND THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY
A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation

VOL. Ill ILLUSTRATED NEW YORK

LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY 1914

I believe this was taken from Matthew Clarkson book on the history of the Clarkson Family

The family of Clarkson in CLARKSON America dates from January 29, 1691, when Matthew Clarkson arrived in New York City from England. Respected in the other country centuries ago, so has it continued to be here. It has given its share of patriots of prominence in the olden times and statesmen of standing after this government was formed. When heads of the best families in New York were in the main merchants, members of this family so engaged were men of integrity and, moreover, with their wealth, worked to benefit the worthy by activity on philanthropic and educational boards. The Clarkson arms, as borne by those of the name in America are: Argent, on a bend engrailed sable three annulets or; the crest, a griffin’s head couped between two wings proper.

(I)The line of descent takes one to Robert Clarkson, grandfather of the progenitor, and the reliable record found regarding him is that of his marriage to Agnes Lily, on September 9, 1610. Of the parish church of St. Peter, at Bradford, Yorkshire, England, he became warden in 1615, and it is at this place the name of Clarkson may be traced for five hundred years further back. From what is learned from the various entries upon registers, etc., one is able to state with conviction most positive that they possessed social standing, wealth, influence and excellent rank among families of their district in England. Through the total destruction of the old family home in Whitehall street in the New York conflagration of 1776, the most valuable early records were wiped out, so that what is known now is due to diligent research by members of the family.

Robert Clarkson served with the vicar as trustee for the sale of the Manor of Bradford some years after becoming the warden, yet he was a Puritan by inclination. At Bradford, he possessed a large estate, also at Idle, at Pudsey and at Manningham. He died March io, 1632, and was buried at St. Peter’s, which was a special privilege. He married (for his second wife), October 4, 1629, Hester, widow of Ezekiel Tailer, recorded as “per licentia,” which was peculiar, and seldom so unless among the highest gentry. His children were by his first wife.

Children: 1. Rev. William, became vicar of Adel, near Leeds, and held the “Lordship of Idle,” marrying Mary Clarkson. 2. Mary. 3. Robert, removed to London, where he became alderman and amassed a fortune equal to $200,000, marrying Hannah Taylor. 4. Rev. David, see forward. 5. Hester.

(II) Rev. David Clarkson, son of Robert Clarkson, was baptized at Bradford, England, March 3, 1622; was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge University, in 1641; was captured by Royalists in 1642, and after being confined ten months was released in time to take his degree. In 1645 he was appointed to a fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge, continuing for six years, when he served as minister at Crayford in Kent; then at Mortlake, in Surrey; but was rejected in 1662, by the terms of the Act of Uniformity. He engaged in a series of religious controversies, championing the cause of non-conformity vigorishly with his pen. He was a colleague of Dr. John Owen, in 1682, as pastor of an independent London church, succeeding the latter when he died. Reviews of his life speak of him as “a divine of extraordinary worth for solid judgment, healing, moderate principles, acquaintance with the fathers, great ministerial abilities and a godly, upright life.” His discourses were published in 1696. He died in the parish of St. Dunstan, Stepney, June 14, 1686.

Rev. David Clarkson married (first) in 1651, the daughter of Sir Henry Holcroft, Knight, of East Ham, Essex. He married (second) Elizabeth, widow of Wolrave Lodwick, daughter of Matthew Kenrick, of London, a Welsh family, claiming descent from David Kenrick, standard-bearer to the Black Prince, of Edward III.’s time. Children: Lettice; Matthew, see forward; Rebecca; David, married Lady Sands, widow of Sir William Sands; Gertrude; Robert; Katharine.

(lll) Matthew Clarkson, son of Rev. David Clarkson, was born in England, died in New York City, July 20, 1702. He was a nonconformist, as his father had been, and with his half-brother, Charles Lodwick, came to New York about 1685. The latter was a prosperous merchant here, and became mayor of the city. Matthew Clarkson returned to England after the revolution which placed William and Mary on the throne, and he petitioned to be made secretary of the Colony of New York, one of those signing this petition being the famous author, Daniel Defoe. He was finally appointed, and sailed with the newly-chosen governor, Colonel Henry Sloughter, on December 1, 1690. When he arrived here, several months later, he found that the government was in much confusion owing to the acts of Jacob Leisler, consequently he became engaged at once in an acrimonious struggle to obtain and maintain position, which resulted in holding office nominally while denied the emoluments. It was an unpleasant predicament, especially to hold such position with any degree of dignity, and yet he succeeded in winning great respect, for he did not rely upon office for standing.

Matthew Clarkson married, January 19, 1692, Catherine Van Schaick. She was the daughter of Hon. Goozen Gerritse Van Schaick, one of the earliest settlers of Beverwyck, or Albany, New York, who was prominent.

Children: 1. Elizabeth, died in infancy. 2. David, see forward. 3. Levinus, born in New York City; removed to Holland, where he died unmarried. 4. Matthew, baptized April 9, 1699, died 1739; married, June 1, 1718, Cornelia de Peyster, and had ten children, one of whom, Matthew, became mayor of Philadelphia and was delegate to constitutional convention. 5. Anna.

(IV) David (2) Clarkson, son of Matthew and’Catherine (Van Schaick) Clarkson, was born in New York City, January 19, 1694, baptized in the old Dutch church in Garden street, August 19,1694, died in New York City, April 7, 1751. Before he was eight years old both parents had died, consequently he went to live with a maiden aunt, Margrieta Van Schaick, and it is believed that he was subsequently sent to his relatives in England for rearing and to be better educated, for he engaged in mercantile pursuits there in 1718, when twenty-four years old. He came back to New York, and at first acquired an interest in ocean-going vessels; then becoming successful as a merchant; was an owner of several, carrying on an export trade. He was a representative to the provincial assembly from 1739 to 1751, with the exception of an interval of a year and a half, and was a patriotic citizen whenever encroachments of the crown aroused the people.

David Clarkson married, New York City, January 25, 1724, Ann Margaret Freeman, daughter of Rev. Bernardus and Margrieta (Van Schaick) Freeman, the latter being his mother’s sister, his aunt.

Children: 1. Freeman, died unmarried. 2. David, see forward.

3. Matthew, born March 12, 1733, died September 25, 1772; married, June 1, 1758, Elizabeth de Peyster; by whom: David M., married Mary Van Horne, and Matthew, married Belinda Smith. 4. Levinus, died in infancy. 5. Levinus, born October 8, 1740, died May 24, 1798; married, February 21, 1763, Mary Van Horne, whose two children, Charles and Henriette left issue, the former marrying Elizabeth, daughter of John Vanderbilt, and the latter marrying Freeman Clarkson, her cousin.

(V) David (3) Clarkson, son of David (2) and Ann Margaret (Freeman) Clarkson, was born in New York City, June 3, 1726, died at Flatbush, New York, November 14, 1782. He was given his early education in Europe, and continued to reside abroad until he was twenty-three years old. When he returned to America he engaged in business and had a large trade with many foreign countries. He built a home on Whitehall street, employing therefor Andrew Gaurtier, who subsequently constructed St. Paul’s Chapel. In those days lotteries were popular, often conducted by the states, especially when raising funds for educational and philanthropic work, and in 1754 he was the winner of one-half of the capital prize in the lottery for founding the British Museum, which yielded him the handsome sum of $25,000. He added underwriting to his business and became one of the wealthy citizens. When his brother, Matthew, who lived at Flatbush, died, he purchased the homestead and used it as his country seat. In April, 1775, he participated in the meeting of Kings county which chose delegates to a provincial convention. He was a member of the New York committee of one hundred and a delegate from New York City to the provincial convention, in which body he figured prominently. He was one of three citizens who offered to guarantee advances of money made to the colony for emergent purposes, the amount being $7,500. The command of a regiment was extended to him in 1775, but he declined. When the great fight took place on Long Island, in 1776, his house was rifled by the British, and his city home was entirely destroyed by fire, September 21, 1776, at which time the family lost its handsome furnishings and valuable records. Accordingly he removed to New Brunswick, New Jersey, but later returned to Flatbush. He was a member of the first board of governors of King’s College, 1754; was an original governor of the New York Hospital, 1770, and both vestryman and warden of Trinity parish, in fact a valued resident of the community.

David Clarkson married, New York City, May 3, 1749, Elizabeth, daughter of Philip and Susanna (Brockholles) French, granddaughter of Governor Anthony Brockholles. Philip French was the son of Philip and Anne (Philipse) French, the latter being the daughter of Frederick Philipse.

Children: 1. David, born in New York City, November 15, 1751, died June 27, 1825. 2. Freeman, born February 23, 1756, died November 14, 1810; married Henrietta Clarkson; by whom: William Kemble, married Elizabeth Van Tuyl; Charles, married Elizabeth Lawrence; Freeman, married Catherine Balch; Elizabeth, unmarried. 3. Matthew, see forward. 4. Ann Margaret, born February 3, 1761, died November 2, 1824; married, November 16, 1784, Garrit Van Home, whose married children were: Mary Elizabeth, married James Peter Van Horne; Mary Joanna, married Adam Norrie, of Scotland. ?. Thomas Streatfeild, born April 5, 1763, died June 8, 1844; married, October 30, 1790, Elizabeth Van Horne; he was a partner of his two brothers, conducting a large foreign trade at the northwest corner of Stone and Mill streets in New York, owning a number of vessels; their married children were: David Augustus, married Margaret Livingston; Elizabeth Streatfeild, married David Clarkson; Thomas Streatfeild, married Elizabeth Clarkson; Frances Selina, married Augustus Levinus Clarkson; Ann Augusta, married Clermont Livingston, and the unmarried children were: Frederica Cortlandt, Anna Maria, Frederica, Emily Vallete, Ann Margaret and Mary Matilda. 6. Levinus, bor n March 31. 1765, died September 28, 1845; married, February 25, 1797, Ann Mary Van Horne, and their married children were: Augustus Levinus, married (first) Frances Selina Clarkson, married (second) Emily C. McVickar; David L., married Margaret De Longy; Elizabeth, married Thomas Streatfeild Clarkson; Levinus, married Mary Livingston.


(VI) General Matthew (2) Clarkson, son of David (3) and Elizabeth (French) Clarkson, was born at his parents’ home on Whitehall street in New York City, October 17, 1758, died there, April 1825, and was buried at Flatbush, Long Island. He was receiving what was considered the best education of his day when the revolution broke out, and in 1775, before he was eighteen years of age, he enlisted as a private in a corps of American fusileers under command of Richard Ritzema. In February, 1776, he applied for appointment in one of the battalions being raised in New York, the former command not having been called upon to do active service, and on failing to be so appointed he joined a volunteer company which was commanded by his brother, David, and forming a part of the regiment of Colonel Josiah Smith. While in this command, he participated in the famous battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, and was in the retreat of General Washington’s army when it was obliged to move westward and cross the river into New York City. He was appointed aide-de-camp on the staff of General Benedict Arnold, with the rank of major, July, 1777, on the recommendation of General Nathaniel Greene, and immediately filled the post. This took him into the division of General Philip Schuyler, who was expecting the advance of the large British army under General Burgoyne, who was advancing from Canada, and taking the water route had proceeded as far as Fort Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain, with little hindrance. He was wounded in an encounter at Fort Edward, New York, while endeavoring to rally a detachment which had been put to flight by the Indian allies of the British, but nevertheless he continued in active service until on October 17, 1777, Burgoyne surrendered at old Saratoga, or Schuylerville, this date peculiarly being the nineteenth birthday of General Clarkson, then major. When the famous American artist, John Trumbull, about a century ago, painted the picture of this great event in this country’s history on the walls of the rotunda at Washington, he included Major Clarkson’s portrait in the group of officers. He was wounded another time. It was during the battle of Stillwater, to the north of Albany, when struck in the neck with a ball while he was carrying an order of his general to the commanding officer of the left wing.

During the time General Arnold was in Philadelphia, Major Clarkson continued as his aide, and it was a little later, or in 1778, that he became engaged in a very bitter controversy with Thomas Paine through the medium of the newspaper. Paine was secretary for foreign affairs, and by reason of the heated argument was led into the act of giving government secrets to the public, which resulted in his forced resignation from the high political office. Major Clarkson was summoned to testify at the time of the proceedings of the civil authorities against General Arnold by the state of Pennsylvania, by reason of the latter’s conduct in the Philadelphia command. Major Clarkson refused to testify on the ground that a military officer was not subject to their jurisdiction. Congress took up the matter, with the result that he was reprimanded; but at the same time congress granted his application for permission to join the southern division of the army. Bearing a letter from Hon. John Jay, which spoke in unstinted praise of his ability, in the summer of 1779, Major Clarkson presented himself to General Benjamin Lincoln, of South Carolina, and was immediately attached to his staff. While in this position, he distinguished himself in an assault made on Savannah, Georgia, in the fall of that year, and he was the one to bear despatches to General Washington and congress which announced the unpleasant news of the enterprise’s failure. He was one of the staff officers who voted against the capitulation of Charleston. When that city surrendered, May 12, 1780, he was made a prisoner, but although paroled later on, he was not exchanged until late in the war. He was a determined patriot, for so soon as he was at liberty he cast his lot with a French naval expedition, sailing from Newport, which took sharp action with British vessels off the Virginia capes. He joined General Lincoln again as aide-de-camp in February, 1781, and took active part in all the large operations at the end of the war, being present at the surrender of Yorktown. Under Secretary of War Lincoln, he was made assistant. Congress granted him permission to engage in the French service in the West Indies, but through lack of warfare of any note he did not go there. He was commissioned brevet-lieutenant-colonel on November 1, 1783, and when peace was declared, retired. His valiant service put him in the position to become one of the early and most worthy members of the Society of the Cincinnati.

General Clarkson was chosen regent of the State University of New York, in 1784, and in the interest of that institution visited Europe. On his return to this country he married, and presently engaged in business, in connection with John Vanderbilt. He was appointed brigadier-general of the militia of Kings and Queens counties, in June, 1786. Among those concerned in the rebuilding of Trinity Church, he was one of the most prominent, and was made a vestryman. In political life he served as member of assembly, 1789-90, and had the honor of introducing a bill providing for the gradual abolition of slavery in New York. For a period, he was United States marshal for the New York district, served as state senator, 1794-95, and for a long time was commissioner of United States loans.

He was commissioned major-general of the southern district of New York, in 1798, and filled this position until he resigned in 1801. The following year, he was the Federalist candidate for the United States senate, and at the election received a majority of the votes of the upper house of the state legislature; but was finally defeated by the Hon. De Witt Clinton. He was elected president of the New York Hospital in 1799, a position held by his father before him; was one of the original vice-presidents of the American Bible Society, and president of the Bank of New York, 1804-25. So highly eminent a man as Chancellor Kent had a fine and true conception of his associate that his words merit the space in presenting and preserving a description of General Clarksons character:

No person appeared to me more entirely exempted from the baneful influence of narrow and selfish considerations, or who pursued more steadily and successfully the vivid lights of Christian philanthropy. He was eminently distinguished in the whole course of his life for benevolence of temper, for purity of principle, for an active and zealous discharge of duty, for simplicity of manner, for unpretending modesty of deportment, and for integrity of heart. It was his business and delight to afford consolation to the distressed, to relieve the wants of the needy, to instruct the ignorant, to reclaim the viscious, to visit the fatherless and widow in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Such a portrait is not to be drawn from all the records of heathen antiquity. It presents an elevation of moral grandeur “above all Greek, above all Roman fame.” It belongs to Christianity alone to form and to animate such a character.

General Matthew Clarkson married (first) May 24, 1785, Mary, daughter of Walter and Catherine (Alexander) Rutherfurd. He was the son of Sir John Rutherfurd, of Edgerston, Scotland, the younger brother of Hon. Robert, Baron Rutherfurd, and Catherine Alexander was the daughter of James Alexander, celebrated as a colonial lawyer, and sister of Major-General William Alexander, titular Lord Stirling, of revolutionary fame. Mrs. Clarkson died July 2, 1786. General Clarkson married (second) February 14, 1792, Sally, daughter of Samuel and Susan (Mabson) Cornell. Samuel Cornell was a descendant of Richard Cornell, an early settler on Long Island and the owner of much property in North Carolina, but who lost it by confiscation, being a Tory. By the first marriage he had a single child, and six by the latter marriage.

Children: 1. Mary Rutherfurd, born July 2, 1786, died December 24, 1838; married, July 29, 1807, Peter Augustus Jay, eldest son of Chief Justice John Jay and his wife, Sarah Van Brugh (Livingston) Jay.

(VII) David (4) Clarkson, son of General Matthew (2) and Sarah (Cornell) Clarkson, was born March 27, 1795, died June 3, 1867. He was a man who added distinction in more modern times to a family name already famous, leaving a reputation which has brought the family in every branch to be respected in the metropolis. While he lived.no one in the city held more honored reputation. In more than one way did he gain this prominence, even had he not been the son of an honored father. He was president of the New York Stock Exchange for many years, and a memorial in citing the many admirable qualities of his character says of him: “By the amenity of his manners, his high sense of honor, and his great executive ability, he won the personal respect and deference of its members.” After holding this position of eminence in the financial world, he was chosen president of the Gallatin Fire Insurance Company, and acted as such almost to the time of his death. He took a natural and great interest in a number of New York’s most worthy charities. In this respect he did not require urging, but was the one to draw others into co-operation, and in this field was appreciated by many boards of benevolent institutions. He was a long time a governor of the New York Hospital, following in this in the footsteps of father and grandfather, so that for one complete century, from 1770, when the board organized, to 1870, the name was on the board. David Clarkson married, March 27, 1822, Elizabeth Streatfeild Clarkson (his cousin), who died February 11, 1886, child of Thomas Streatfeild and Elizabeth (Van Horne) Clarkson.

Children: 1. Matthew, see forward. 2. Thomas Streatfeild, born December 16, 1824, died September 15, 1902, in New York City; married, December 16, 1852, Ann Mary Clarkson, daughter of Thomas Streatfeild and Elizabeth (Clarkson) Clarkson, who died in New York City, April 7, 1895 ; by whom: Annie and Emily Vallete, the latter marrying, July 31, 1901, William A. Moore.

Descendants of William Jay: John Jay II 

Chapman, Chandler, Astor connection

William Jay, the youngest son of John Jay had five daughters and one son, John Jay II. John married Eleanore Kingsland Fields. Their oldest child was Eleanore who married Henry Chapman. It is this family that we trace.

Sixth Generation: Eleanore Kingsland Jay married Henry Grafton Chapman  
Eleanor Kingsland JAY was born on May 16, 1839, in New York. She married Henry Grafton CHAPMAN in 1858 in New York. She had four children by the time she was 25. Her husband Henry Grafton passed away on March 14, 1883, in Manila, Philippines, at the age of 48. They had been married 25 years. She died on June 8, 1921, in New York, New York, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bedford, New York.

                  
Seventh Generation: Children of Eleanore Kingsland Jay and Henry Grafton Chapman

A. Henry Grafton Chapman, Jr (1860-1913) married Francis Pembroke Perkins                   

B. John Jay Chapman (1862-1933) married (1)Mina Eliza Timmons married (2)Elizabeth Astor Winthrope Chanler

C. Eleanor Jay Chapman (1864-1929) married Richard Mortimer

D. Beatrix Jay Chapman(1864-1942) married (1)Sir George Head Barclay married (2)Raymond De Candolle

A.  Seventh Generation: Henry Grafton Chapman, Jr and Francis Pembroke Perkins

  
   JJChapmanbio: Henry Grafton Chapman, who died in his fifty-third year in January, 1913, was one of those quiet men who seem to bear no relation to the age they are born in. By his endowments, his tastes, and his education he was fitted to be an amateur of a kind very common in Europe,—one of the studious, well-nigh learned children of culture, who love books, pictures, music, philosophy, the lamp, and the quiet conclave with infinite good talk. If Henry Chapman had had the fortune to have been born in Europe or in China, and to inherit money, his life would have been a record of cheerful success, even as it was, in America, a record of cheerful toil. For some reason there was a glory about his boyhood. He was the prize boy of his set; brilliant things were predicted of him by every one. His talents and charms, his goodness and his good looks set off, as with a foil, a moral worth which every one found in him. A singular sweetness and gentleness of disposition remained to him all his life. It survived the more ambitious qualities with which we had all endowed him in his teens. It gilded his life and made his friends forgive him everything; for he was the most negligent of men. You could not see him unless you looked him up and dug him out from among his books and papers. He would hold you in converse on a corner of Broadway at midnight with a discussion about Plato, and would never miss you if he saw you not again for fifteen years—when he would resume the discussion with the old fervor. His talk was ready, apt, amusing, drenched in reading. He was always writing plays which were never produced, and essays just to clear his thoughts. He always had many varieties of tales, poems, and literary ventures on hand. Whenever I met him I wondered why I did n’t see more of him. But he was hard to see more of: he was elusive. He sought his own habitat, and would never come out of it, save on compulsion.The course of his experiments in life, before he settled down to steady work at literature, might easily be paralleled in the lives of many men of letters in all countries. After Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, came work in law offices, a few discouraging years at the bar, a few other years spent in business ventures. Then five years of organized reform. In this latter field my brother did valuable work, and for some years he was extremely active at Albany as an agent of the Civil Service League. He was also the editor of the League’s newspaper. Both his legal training and his literary facility came into play in these avocations. Mr. George McAneny writes me: “His quiet influence during the period of his active touch with public affairs did a great deal for the betterment of things in this town. I knew him best during his secretaryship in the Civil Service Reform League, to the work of which he gave a devoted order of service—just as his grandfather, John Jay, as a member of Governor Cleveland’s first Civil Service Commission, had given before him. He made ‘Good Government,’ the organ of the League, a much more serviceable organ than it ever had been before, adding to its influence everywhere. He proved, too, a most valuable aid in the handling of legislation affecting the Civil Service, proposed from year to year at Albany,—always, I believe, with good result. He went about everything quietly, but he did a lot of useful work.” Henry Chapman certainly was fitted to be a journalist of the first order, but he lacked the impulsion; and I cannot blame him for deserting reform, since this led to his taking up a kind of work for which he had a real gift—namely, translation. All his life long my brother wrote verses which were marked by singular ease and grace. He was the producer of the occasional verses demanded by his college class, by the Porcellian Club, by the OBK, etc. He could write any species of verse, and he loved to do so. His ear was true and very experienced. He knew a little Latin and Greek, and a great deal of French and German, which languages he had learned as a boy in Europe. He could write French and German, and could read, you might say, any modern language; for he had a passion for etymology and was always pushing his studies further in this field. He had a wide miscellaneous reading in English, French, and German, but his main hobby was modern philosophy, upon which he loved to hold forth. Dr. Baker, the musical adviser of G. Schirmer, with whom Henry was most closely associated in the work of translating songs, wrote as follows in the Bulletin of New Music: “In the death of Henry Grafton Chapman, which occurred on January 16 in New York, the house of G. Schirmer mourns the loss of a friend and gifted coadjutor, a man to whom the musical world owes a debt of gratitude and respect. Of highly versatile talent, Mr. Chapman’s lifework—the work which shall live after him—was finally found in the poetic reproduction in English of those choice poems by foreign writers to which music has been set by composers of genius. “Let none regard this work as a matter of small moment, as something to be tossed off in idle hours, or as something of low degree not to be ranked with the finer products of literary labor. It is true that, only too frequently, a ‘good working translation’ is the utmost ambition of the English versifier; a version which will ‘sing well,’ which rhymes fairly well, and does not conflict too glaringly in accentuation with the original;—as for ‘sense’ and ‘poetic feeling,’ these are made wholly secondary considerations, if considered at all. “Mr. Chapman’s work was on a different plane. He entered at once into the mood and spirit of the poem before him. Equally at home in styles naive, sentimental, humorous, capricious, or passionate, he then, by some genial alchemy of which he possessed the secret, transmuted the exotic prototype into English verse often equal in excellence to, and not seldom surpassing, the original in poetic flow and fervor. He still observed the metre and the accent, and the rhyme, too, wherever possible, but rendered these subordinate to the thought and expression, using them, like the foreign authors, as a vehicle for ideas and emotions, not as a jingle.

Eighth Generation: Children of Henry Grafton Chapman, Jr and Francis Pembroke Perkins

I. Henry Grafton Chapman, III (1888-1970) married Martha Minerva Altpeter

Henry Grafton Chapman was born on July 16, 1888, in New York, the child of Henry Grafton and Frances Pembroke. He had one son and one daughter with Martha Minerva Altpeter between 1922 and 1923. He died in October 1970 in Bonita, California, at the age of 82, and was buried there.

Ninth Generation: Children of Henry Grafton Chapman, III and Martha Minerva Altpeter

i. Elizabeth C Chapman(1922-1950)

ii. Robert G Chapman(1926-1974) married (1)Raymona J Reynolds married (2)Janette A Stubbs married (3)Margie L Rogers

B. Seventh Generation: John Jay Chapman (1862-1933) married (1)Mina Eliza Timmons married (2)Elizabeth Astor Winthrope Chanler

  John Jay CHAPMAN* was born on March 2, 1862, in New York. He married Minna Eliza TIMMINS and they had three children together. He then married Elizabeth Astor Winthrop and they had two children together. He died on November 4, 1933, in New York, at the age of 71, and was buried in Bedford, New York

JJ Chapman Bio: Biography He was born in New York City. His father, Henry Grafton Chapman, was a broker who eventually became president of the New York Stock Exchange. His grandmother, Maria Weston Chapman, was one of the leading campaigners against slavery and worked with William Lloyd Garrison on The Liberator. He was educated at St. Paul’s School, Concord and Harvard, and after graduating in 1885, Chapman traveled around Europe before returning to study at the Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1888, and practiced law until 1898. Meanwhile he had attracted attention as an essayist of unusual merit. His work is marked by originality and felicity of expression, and the opinion of many critics has placed him in the front rank of the American essayists of his day. In 1887 Chapman assaulted a man for insulting his girlfriend, Minna Timmins. He punished himself for this act by putting his left hand into fire. It was so badly burnt he had to have it amputated. He married Minna Timmins in 1889 and they had two children, including future pilot Victor Chapman. Timmins died giving birth to their third child. Chapman later married Elizabeth Chanler. Chapman became involved in politics and joined the City Reform Club and the Citizens’ Union. He lectured on the need for reform and edited the journal The Political Nursery (1897-1901).

He is the subject of a biographical and critical essay by Edmund Wilson in The Triple Thinkers which recounts the reasons behind Chapman’s deliberately burning off his own left hand.

“Great Men” wrote John Jay Chapman, A.B. 1884, “are often the negation and opposite of their age. They give it the lie.” He was writing in 1897 about Ralph Waldo Emerson, but the remark states the theme of his own life and its defect. Chapman is one of America’s lost writers; indeed, he may be the best of them. On his particular subjects, literature and politics, he is unique, invaluable–and quite forgotten.

Chapman’s generation takes us from the Civil War to the time of Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford, and Edith Wharton. The son of a respected Wall Street figure and the great-granddaughter of John Jay, the nation’s first chief justice, Chapman studied law at Harvard before returning to New York City to practice. There he plunged into Reform politics, opposing Tammany Hall and in general attacking the pervasive corruption of the Gilded Age. Chapman was a man of extreme, sometimes violent impulses: his Harvard friends had called him “mad Jack.” His political work in the 1890s was by no means cloistered: though a patrician to his fingertips, he was more than willing to harangue the Broadway crowds at the tumultuous political rallies of the time and even to leave the platform to grapple with hecklers. Nevertheless, most of his reform efforts consisted of writing and organizing. From 1897 to 1901, he published at his own expense, and mostly wrote, a reformist monthly, the Political Nursery, which Edmund Wilson later called “one of the best written things of the kind which has ever been published anywhere.” In 1898 Chapman actively promoted Theodore Roosevelt as an independent reform candidate for governor of New York, but the alliance collapsed when Roosevelt chose instead to run, successfully, as the candidate of the state Republican organization, which Chapman held no better than Tammany Hall.

Perhaps the failure of Roosevelt’s reform candidacy stood in Chapman’s mind for the failure of reform itself, and helped push him to withdraw from politics. This he did around the turn of the century. At the same time, his circumstances had become easy enough for him to give up his law practice. After his first wife’s early death in 1897, he had married Elizabeth Chanler, a member of the Astor family, and by 1901 they had moved to an estate at Barrytown on the Hudson River. There Chapman concentrated on literary work.

Eighth Generation: Children of John Jay Chapman and Mina Elizabeth Timmons

I. Victor Emanuel Chapman(1890-1916)

II. John Jay Chapman(1893-1903)

III. Conrad Chapman(1896-1989) married Judith Daphne

I. Eighth Generation: Victor Emanuel Chapman(1890-1916)

  

 Victor Chapman Bio: Victor S. Chapman (April 17, 1890 in New York – June 24, 1916 near Douaumont) was a French-American pilot remembered for his exploits during World War I. He was the first American pilot to die in the war.Chapman was the son of American essayist John Jay Chapman. His mother, Minna Timmins, died in 1898, when he was eight. He and his father moved to France soon after. In France, Chapman obtained dual-citizen status as a French and US citizen. His father re-married, to Elizabeth Chanler, an Astor heiress, when Chapman was a teenager. Chapman returned to the United States in his late teens to attend Harvard University. After graduating, Chapman returned to Europe, spending time in France and in Germany. During this period, he became interested in architecture, becoming an expert in the field.[

When World War I broke out, his father and stepmother moved to London, England. However, Chapman decided to stay in France, joining the French Foreign Legion on August 30, 1914, and served in the 3rd March regiment of the Legion. He became friendly with four men during his days on the trenches: a Polish fighter who was known only as “Kohl”, and Americans Alan Seeger, Henry Fansworth, and David King. The trio of Americans watched as Kohl was killed by a bullet while walking with his friends. After Kohl’s death, Chapman and two other friends, (Norman Prince and Elliot Cowdin), were given an opportunity to fly in a fighter airplane. Chapman requested transfer to the Aéronautique Militaire, the army’s air arm. He attended flight school and was certified as a pilot. Chapman flew many missions for the 1st Aviation Group and was commissioned a sergeant. He was chosen as one of the founding members of N.124, the Escadrille Americane, also known as the Lafayette Escadrille. On June 17, 1916, he was flying over the Verdun sector when he was attacked by four German airplanes. During the engagement, Chapman suffered a head wound, most likely from an attack by then four-victory German flier Walter Höhndorf.[1] Chapman landed his airplane safely, with Höhndorf getting his fifth victory as a result. While recovering Chapman found out that his friend, Clyde Balsley had been wounded in a separate incident. Prior to his last flight Chapman put loaded oranges onto his aircraft, intending to take these to Balsley who was in hospital recuperating from his wounds.[2][3] Chapman was attacked north of Douaumont by German flying ace Leutnant Kurt Wintgens, a close friend of Höhndorf. With Wintgens flying a Halberstadt D.II that day against Chapman’s Nieuport 16, Wintgen soon gained the upper hand. Chapman was killed when his airplane crashed.]

Chapman earned many medals and commendations during his military career. Chapman was interested in the arts and in writing. He often found inspiration to write while he was in the middle of battles, and many of the letters he sent to his father were written in these circumstances. A book of these letters, called Letters from France, was published after his death. In his memory, the composer Charles Martin Loeffler, a friend of Chapman’s father, composed his quartet Music for Four Stringed Instruments.[4]

II. Eighth Generation: John Jay Chapman, Jr (1893-1903)

He was born in 1893, in New York. He had two brothers. He died as a child of drowning on August 13, 1903, in Austria. His mother died four years after his birth.

III Eighth Generation: Conrad Chapman(1896-1989) married Judith Daphne

Conrad CHAPMAN was born on December 24, 1896, in New York. His mother died after his birth. He married Judith Daphne about 1933. He died on August 18, 1989, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 92, and was buried in Bedford, New York. He had no children.

Eighth Generation: Children of John Jay Chapman and Elizabeth Astor Winthrope Chanler

  

IV. Chanler Chapman (1901-1982) married Olivia “Livy” James

V. Sydney Ashley Chapman (1907-1994)

IV. Eighth Generation: Chanler Chapman (1901-1982) and Olivia “Livy” James

   Sports Illustrated June 13, 1977  by Robert H. Boyle Step In And Enjoy The Turmoil So says Chanler Chapman, 76. The slingshot and pinking cicadas with a .22 are about it, sportswise, but turmoilwise he upholds the honor of his family, an interesting feat

It was a splendid day in Paris in the 1920s when William Astor Chanler, former African explorer, big-game hunter, Turkish cavalry colonel and patron of the turf, limped into Maxim’s for lunch with a friend. The colonel had lost a leg, not on the field of battle but as the result, it was whispered, of a brawl in a bordello with Jack Johnson, the prizefighter. A familiar figure in Maxim’s, Colonel Chanler informed the headwaiter that he wished to be served promptly because one of his horses was running at Longchamp that afternoon. The colonel and his friend sat down, and when, after taking their order, their waiter did not reappear swiftly, the colonel began tussling with something beneath the table. With both hands he yanked off his artificial leg, bearing sock, shoe and garter, and hurled it across the restaurant, striking the waiter in the back. Colonel Chanler shouted, in French, “Now, may I have your attention?” Back home in the U.S., the colonel’s oldest brother, John Armstrong Chanler, known as Uncle Archie to members of the family, had a simpler way of obtaining service: when dining out, Uncle Archie would carry a pair of binoculars around his neck to keep close watch on his waiter’s comings and goings. With or without binoculars, Uncle Archie was likely to get attention wherever he went. He sported a silver-headed cane engraved with the words LEAVE ME ALONE. He had spent three and a half years involuntarily confined in the Bloomingdale lunatic asylum in White Plains, N.Y. because, among other peculiarities, he liked to dress as Napoleon and often went to bed wearing a saber. In a farewell note he left the night he escaped from Bloomingdale in 1900, Uncle Archie wrote to the medical superintendent, “You have always said that I believe I am the reincarnation of Napoleon Bonaparte. As a learned and sincere man, you therefore will not be surprised that I take French leave.”

Given the drabness of the present age, it is heartening to note that the spirit of the eccentric sporting Chanlers lives on in Barrytown, N.Y., 100 miles up the Hudson River from New York City. Here, in the decaying but still gracious estate country of Edith Wharton novels, a handful of Chanter descendants carry on in their own fashion. There is Richard (Ricky) Aldrich, grandnephew of Uncle Archie and grandson of Margaret Livingston Chanler Aldrich, who fought for the establishment of the U.S. Army Nursing Corps. Ricky, 36, manages Rokeby, the family seat and farm, where he collects and rebuilds antique iceboats (such as the Jack Frost, a huge craft that won championships in the late 19th century) and ponders the intricacies of Serbian, Croatian and Polish grammar. Ricky studied in Poland for a spell, but left in 1966 after he was caught selling plastic Italian raincoats on the black market. The most obvious fact about Ricky is that he seldom bathes. As one boating friend says, “Ricky would give you the shirt off his back, but who’d want it?”

Then there is Chanler A. Chapman, regarded by his kin as the legitimate inheritor of the family title of “most eccentric man in America.” As Ricky’s brother, J. Winthrop (Winty) Aldrich, says, “Only members of the Chanler family are fit to sit in judgment on that title.” Winty, who is Chanler Chapman’s first cousin once removed, says, “Television has done Upstairs, Downstairs, The Forsyte Saga and The Adams Chronicles, but they should do the Chanlers. The whole story is so improbable. And true.” Everyone who has met Chanler Chapman regards him as brilliantly daft. While teaching at Bard College, Saul Bellow, the Nobel laureate, rented a house on Chapman’s estate, Sylvania (“the home of happy pigs”), and found in him the inspiration for his novel Henderson the Rain King. In the novel, written as an autobiography, Henderson shoots bottles with a slingshot, raises pigs and carries on extravagantly in general. “It’s Bellow’s best book,” Chapman says, “but he is the dullest writer I have ever read.”

Now 76 and possessed of piercing brown eyes, a bristling mustache and wiry hair, Chapman nearly always wears blue bib overalls and carries a slingshot. He is fond of slingshots, because “they don’t make any noise,” and he shoots at what tickles his fancy. Not long ago he fired a ball bearing at a Jeep owned by his cousin, Bronson W. (Bim) Chanler, former captain of the Harvard crew, inflicting what Chapman calls “a nice dimple” in the left front fender. Ball bearings are expensive ammunition, however, so, for $4, Chapman recently bought 600 pounds of gravel. He calculates this supply of ammo should last at least five years.

Before his infatuation with slingshots, Chapman was big on guns. He hunted deer, small game and upland birds and ducks, mostly on his estate. Indeed, at one time he had 115 guns, and his shooting habits were such that friends who came to hunt once never cared, or dared, to return again. Chapman had only to hear the quack of a duck and he would let loose with a blast in the general direction of the sound. On a couple of occasions it turned out that he had fired toward hunters crouched in reeds, using a duck call. “Almost got a few people,” he would say matter-of-factly.

Chapman is the publisher of the Barrytown Explorer, a monthly newspaper that sells at the uncustomary rate of 25¢ a copy on the newsstand and $4 a year by subscription. The paper’s slogan, emblazoned above the logo, is WHEN YOU CAN’T SMILE, QUIT. “You can abolish rectitude,” as Chapman once expatiated opaquely, “you can abolish the laws of gravity, but don’t do away with good old American hogwash.”

The Explorer prints whatever happens to cross Chapman’s lively mind. “Opinions come out of me like Brussels sprouts,” he says. There are poems by Chapman (who always gives the date and place of writing, e.g., Kitchen, Sept. 13, 7:15 a.m.), and a regular Spiel column, also by Chapman, in which he offers his unique observations on the world (“A sunset may be seen at any time if you drink two quarts of ale slowly on an empty stomach” or “What’s good for the goose is a lively gander” or “Helen Hokinson has turned atomic” or “Close the blinds at night and lower the chances of being shot to death in bed. That goes for the district attorney who wants to be a judge”). Chapman always signs the Spiel column, “Yrs. to serve, C.A.C., pub.”

Chapman has been married three times. His first wife, from whom he was divorced, was Olivia James, a grandniece of Henry and William James. Robert, a son by that marriage, lives in a house in Florence, Italy, which his father thinks is called “the place of the devil.” (Robert reportedly used to live in a cave, where he made kites.) Another son by this marriage, John Jay Chapman II, lives in Barrytown. After attending Harvard, he went to Puerto Rico, where he became a mailman. He married a black woman, and they have several children. When Chanler Chapman’s old school, St. Paul’s, went coed, he was enthusiastic about his granddaughter’s chances of getting a scholarship. “She’s a she,” he said, ticking off reasons. “She’s a Chapman. She’s a Chanler. And she’s black.”

Five years ago, John Jay Chapman II persuaded post office authorities to transfer him from Puerto Rico back to Barrytown, where he now delivers the mail. Asked if his son truly likes delivering mail, Chapman exclaimed, “He can hardly wait for Christmas!” Not long ago. Chapman and Winty Aldrich, who lives with Ricky at Rokeby, the ancient family seat next door to Sylvania, were musing about the twists and turns in the family fortunes. Winty observed, “Isn’t it remarkable, Chanler, that Edmund Wilson called your father the greatest letter writer in America, and now your son may be the greatest letter carrier!” Chapman, who is, upon occasion, put off by his cousin, let the remark pass without comment. (“Winty is the essence of nothing,” Chapman says. “He has the personality of an unsuccessful undertaker and he uses semicolons when he writes. He knits with his toes.”)

Chapman’s father was John Jay Chapman, essayist, literary critic and translator. A man of strong convictions, John Jay Chapman atoned for having wrongly thrashed a fellow student at Harvard by burning off his left hand. At the same time, he used to go to bed at night wondering, according to Van Wyck Brooks, “What was wrong with Boston?”

Chanler Chapman’s mother, Elizabeth Chanler, was one of the orphaned great-great-grandchildren of John Jacob Astor, each of whom came into an inheritance of some $1 million. They were called the “Astor Orphans” by Lately Thomas in A Pride of Lions, a biography of the 19th-century Chanlers. “There was never anything wrong with the Chanler blood until crossed with the yellow of the Astor gold,” says Winty Aldrich.

By blood, the Chanler descendants are mostly Astor, with an admixture of Livingston and Stuyvesant. Knickerbocker patricians, they are related, by blood or marriage, to Hamilton Fish Sr., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jimmy Van Alen, Marion the Swamp Fox, Julia Ward Howe and General John Armstrong. It was the last who built Rokeby in 1815 after he blotted his copybook as Secretary of War by letting the British burn the Capitol and White House.

It has been said of Chanler Chapman that the genes on the Chapman side of the family provided the polish, while the Chanler genes imparted raw psychic energy. Chapman’s middle name is Armstrong; he was named in honor of Uncle Archie, his mother’s oldest brother. “Archie was a pure bedbug,” Chapman says. That may be understating the case. After escaping from the Bloomingdale asylum, where he had been committed by his brothers (with the help of Stanford White, the architect and a close family friend). Uncle Archie fled first to Philadelphia, where he was examined by William James, and thence to Virginia. He changed his last name to Chaloner and started a long legal battle to have himself declared sane in New York.

At his Virginia estate, Merry Mills, Archie indulged his love of horsemanship and hatred of automobiles. He discovered an obscure state law requiring the driver of a motor vehicle to “keep a careful look ahead for the approach of horseback riders, [and] if requested to do so by said rider, [such driver] shall lead the horse past his machine.” Mounted on horseback, clad in an inverness cape and armed with a revolver. Uncle Archie would patrol the road in front of Merry Mills demanding that motorists comply with the law. “A green umbrella was riveted to the cantle of his saddle, a klaxon to the pommel,” J. Bryan III, one of his admirers, wrote in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. “After nightfall, he hung port and starboard lights from the stirrups and what was literally a riding light from the girth. The klaxon was his warning, the revolver his ultimatum.”

In the midst of the legal battle for his sanity, Uncle Archie shot and killed a wife beater who had invaded his house. To commemorate the encounter, he sank a silver plate in the floor with the cryptic inscription HE BEAT THE DEVIL. He was absolved of the killing, which occurred in 1909, shortly after Harry K. Thaw shot Stanford White, but the New York Post noted, “The latest prominent assassin has taken the precaution to have himself judged insane beforehand.” Archie sued for libel, and the case dragged on to 1919, when he won both the suit and his fight for sanity in New York.

By now Uncle Archie had come to love automobiles and made peace with his brothers and sisters. He came visiting in a Pierce-Arrow he had had custom-made. Parts of the rear and front seats were removed to make room for a bed and a field kitchen, and the car was painted with blue and white stripes copied from a favorite shirt. Chanler Chapman would meet Uncle Archie in Manhattan, and they would drive back and forth between the Hotel Lafayette and Grant’s Tomb. “He told me he was the reincarnation of Pompey,” Chapman says, “but that he was going to have more luck than Pompey and take over the world. His eyes would gleam and glitter. He would also rub an emerald ring and say to the chauffeur when we came to a light, ‘Watch, it’s going to turn red!’ or, ‘Watch, it’s going to turn green! See!’ ” In Barrytown, Uncle Archie dined, as family members pretended not to notice, on ice cream and grass clippings.

At St. Chanler Chapman was nicknamed Charlie Chaplin, after his own exploits. From the start Chapman had what the St. Paul’s masters called “the wrong attitude.” Some years afterward he wrote a book with that title about his days at St. Paul’s. (In Teacher in America, Jacques Barzun praises The Wrong Attitude for Chapman’s “penetrating remarks.”) Once young Chapman jumped into an icy pond to win a $50 bet, and he collected a purse of $100 for promoting a clandestine prize fight in which he was knocked out. On another occasion, boys paid 50¢ apiece to watch Chapman fill his mouth with kerosene and strike a match close to it. Flames shot across the room. On the side, he dealt illegally in firearms, selling one Smith & Wesson .32 time after time. It jammed after every third or fourth round and, invariably. Chapman would buy it back from the disgruntled owner at a reduced price. A center in club football, he practiced swinging a knee smartly into the ribs of an opponent, but when he cracked the rib of a boy he liked, he felt such remorse that he gave the boy a silver stickpin shaped like a broken rib with a diamond mounted over the break.

Chapman was too young for World War I. He desperately wanted to serve after his half-brother, Victor, was shot down and killed while flying for the Lafayette Escadrille. Fortunately, he was distracted by his Uncle Bob, Robert Winthrop Chanler, the youngest, biggest and, in many ways, the most raffish of the Chanlers. “Uncle Bob dreaded the thought that Chanler would be filled with pieties,” says Winty Aldrich.

After studying art in Paris for nine years, Uncle Bob settled on a farm near Sylvania and ran for sheriff of Dutchess County. He won after acquiring acclaim by hiring a baseball team, which included Heinie Zimmerman of the Cubs, to play against all comers. While sheriff, Uncle Bob wore a cowboy suit and retained Richard Harding Davis as his first deputy. Having divorced his first wife, he returned to Paris, where he vowed to marry the most beautiful woman in the world. He fell in love with Lina Cavalieri, an opera singer, who, if not the most beautiful woman in the world, was certainly one of the most calculating. After only a week of marriage to Uncle Bob, she left him to live with her lover. That was bad enough, but then the news broke that Uncle Bob had signed over his entire fortune to her. Uncle Archie, down in Virginia busily fighting for his sanity, remarked to reporters, in words that became famous, “Who’s loony now?”

Uncle Bob divorced Lina, who settled for a lesser sum than his every cent, and back in New York he began living it up again, with nephew Chanler sometimes in tow. During this period he was doing paintings of bizarre animals and plants, which became the vogue, and he bought three brownstones in Manhattan, made one establishment of them and called it “the House of Fantasy.” The place was filled with macaws and other tropical birds, and parties there (orgies, some said) lasted for days. Ethel Barrymore is reputed to have remarked of the House of Fantasy, “I went in at seven o’clock one evening a young girl and emerged the next day an old woman.”

Chapman found two of his other Chanler uncles tedious. One, Winthrop Astor Chanler, was extremely fond of riding to hounds. Indeed, when Uncle Wintie died, his last words were “Let’s have a little canter.” Then there was Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler who, like all the Chanlers, was a staunch Democrat. In 1906 he ran for lieutenant governor of New York, with William Randolph Hearst at the head of the ticket. Hearst lost but Uncle Lewis won-at that time the lieutenant gubernatorial candidate ran separately-and in 1908 he was the Democrats’ choice to run for governor against Charles Evans Hughes. Hughes won, but the campaign waged by Uncle Lewis, which began with an acceptance speech on the front steps of Rokeby, still stirs the family. Not long ago, Hamilton Fish Sr. visited Rokeby, where he strongly urged Winthrop Aldrich to run for office. When Winty demurred, Uncle Ham, sole survivor of Walter Camp’s 1910 All-America football team, 6’4″ tall and ramrod straight at 88 years of age, said, “Look at your Uncle Lewis!” Winty replied, “But Uncle Ham, Stanley Steingut [State Assembly Speaker] and Meade Esposito [Brooklyn Democratic leader] wouldn’t know anything about Uncle Lewis. Nobody remembers Uncle Lewis.” Eyes blazing, Uncle Ham exclaimed, “Everyone remembers Uncle Lewis!”

Chanler Chapman went to Harvard in 1921. “He ran a gambling den there,” recalls Peter White, a cousin, who is a grandson of Stanford White. “He had a bootlegger, and all the gilded aristocracy from St. Paul’s, St. Mark’s and Groton as his customers. Chanler and his partners took in $300 to $400 a week. They didn’t drink until their customers left at three in the morning, but then they drank themselves blind.”

While in Cambridge, Chapman joined the Tavern Club founded by 19th-century Boston literati. “Two years ago Chanler celebrated his 50th anniversary as a member of the club,” Winty Aldrich says. “It is a tradition to present a gold medal to a man who has been a member for 50 years. Being proper Bostonians, the members do not have a new medal struck, but give the honoree one that had been presented to some deceased member. Chanler was very excited-I had heard he was to get the gold medal that belonged to Oliver Wendell Holmes-but for one reason or another he couldn’t attend the ceremony. The members were relieved. They thought Chanler might bite the medal in half, or hock it.”

After Harvard, Chapman went to Paris where he acquired his lasting affection for horse racing. He went broke at the track, and his Uncle Willie, Colonel William Astor Chanler (also known as African Willie, because he had explored parts of the Dark Continent where Stanley said he would not venture with a thousand rifles), gave him a job at an ocher mine he owned in the south of France. Six weeks in the mine were enough. Seeking fresh adventure, Chapman joined an acquaintance who was sailing a 47-foot ketch, the Shanghai, from Copenhagen to New York. But Chapman found the trip a bore-“The ocean is the dullest thing in the world. The waves just go chop, chop, chop”-except for a stop in Greenland, where he swindled the Eskimos by trading them worn-out blankets for furs. Off Nova Scotia he lost the furs and almost everything else when the Shanghai foundered on rocks, forcing all to swim to shore.

Back in the U.S., Chapman undertook a career as a journalist. He worked for the Springfield, Mass. Union for two years and then joined The New York Times. “Anyone who spends an extra week in Springfield has a weak mind,” he says. The Times assigned Chapman to the police beat on the upper East Side but Chapman decided that crime, like the ocean, “bores the hell out of me.” He spent a year playing cards with the other reporters and then quit to work for a book publisher.

In 1932 Chapman took over Sylvania and became a full-time farmer. He devoted a great deal of effort to organizing dairymen so they might obtain better milk prices, but division in the ranks made the task impossible. Then, during World War II, Chapman, with the seeming compliance of President Roosevelt, worked up a plan to seize the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off Newfoundland from Vichy France. He was called off at the last minute by F.D.R., who had apparently been having a lark at his neighbor’s expense. Chapman next volunteered as an ambulance driver for the American Field Service and served in Africa and Burma. Nautically, his luck seemed to pick up where it had left off with the sinking of the Shanghai-a freighter taking him to Egypt was torpedoed 600 miles southeast of Trinidad. “It was very entertaining,” he recalls. “The vessel was carrying 1,900 tons of high explosives.” Fortunately, the ship, which had been struck in its boilers, went down in seven minutes and did not explode. Chapman had the foresight to stick $200 in traveler’s checks and a bottle of Abdol vitamin pills inside his life jacket before scrambling into a lifeboat. After a week’s sail, he and the other survivors made it to Georgetown, British Guiana.

After the war, Chapman and his wife were divorced and he married Helen Riesenfeld, who started the Barrytown Explorer with him. She died in 1970, and three years later Chapman married Dr. Ida Holzberg, a widow and psychiatrist. “It’s convenient for Chanler to have his own psychiatrist in the house,” says Winty Aldrich. Like the second Mrs. Chapman, Dr. Holzberg is Jewish. While chaffing her recently, Chapman said, “Jesus Christ, maybe I should have gone Chinese the third time around.” Mrs. Chapman, or Dr. Holzberg, as she prefers to be called, is listed on the masthead of the Explorer, but her duties are undefined. “She wants to get off the masthead because she gets angry at me every other day,” Chapman says. Dr. Holzberg is petite, and Chapman affectionately refers to her as “Footnote” or “Kid,” as in “O.K., Footnote” or, “Kid, I like you, but you’ve got a long way to go.” As Chapman figures it, his wives are getting shorter all the time, but he likes that because they have a lot of bounce-back, Dr. Holzberg especially, “because she’s got such a low center of gravity.”

Over the years, Chapman has conducted his own radio interview show but at present he is off the air. His last sponsor was a dairy, for whom he used to deliver remarkable commercials, such as, “Their man is on the job at five in the morning. You might even see him back at a house for a second time at nine, but let’s skip over that.” Some of Chapman’s taped interviews are memorable, like the one in which he kept referring to the mayor of San Juan, P.R., where Chapman happened to be on vacation, as the mayor of Montreal. “San Juan, Señor,” the mayor would say plaintively every time Chapman referred to Montreal.

Perhaps Chapman’s finest accomplishment with the tape recorder came at a great family gathering at Rokeby in 1965. About 150 Chanlers, Astors, Armstrongs and other kin assembled to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the house. Among those present at the main table were William Chamberlain Chanler, who is known as Brown Willie, and Ashley Chanler, the son of African Willie. Ashley is generally accounted a bounder by the rest of the family, and on this occasion he was wearing a Knickerbocker Club tie, which disturbed Brown Willie, a retired partner in the proper Wall Street firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts. Believing that Ashley had been dropped from the Knickerbocker Club (as indeed he had been previously, for nonpayment of dues), Brown Willie voiced his annoyance and a loud debate ensued. “No one knew what was going on,” says Winty Aldrich. “It wasn’t until later that we found out it was all over a necktie. But Chanler was seated near them, and the moment the argument started he turned on his tape recorder, held up the microphone and began egging them on. When Ashley said that he had been reinstated in the Knickerbocker Club, Chanler shoved the microphone at Brown Willie and said, ‘You lose that round, counselor.’ “

Nowadays Chapman is primarily confining his attentions to the Explorer and his slingshot, with an occasional reversion to his guns. “Stop the presses!” he exclaimed the other day to a caller. “We’re replating for wood alcohol! An unlimited supply of energy. No fermentation at the North and South Poles, so the penguins and Eskimos are out of luck. First flight to Venus by booze.” He also was elated about reprinting a piece by Abram Hewitt on War Relic, “really a second-rate horse, still being promoted as quite a stud.”

The shooting in early spring, Chapman said, had been superb. The frozen Hudson was breaking up, and he liked to go down to the river with a .22 to shoot at pieces of ice. The most challenging shot was at twigs floating by. “Crack a little twig when it’s just barely moving!” he exclaimed. “It’s better than any shooting gallery. You feel like a newborn baby.” Friends who happen along at this time of the year may be greeted as William Humphrey, the novelist, was. Chapman insisted he shoot his initials into the snow by the front porch.

Chapman is hopeful that this will be a good year for 17-year locusts. Good, that is, from his point of view, not theirs. “They don’t come every 17-years, you know,” he says. “They come every five or six. I use .22 longs with birdshot in them and, boy, those locusts can absorb a lot of dust. They’re only three-quarters of an inch long, but they’re built out of armor plate. You have to hit them just right. I like to take a little stool that unfolds and pop them when they’re swarming. Shooting on the wing. That’s the only way. I wouldn’t shoot them sitting down.”

Chapman says now he’s just looking for things that give him pleasure. Has he a word of advice for others who would seek the happy life? Yes. “Things are going up and coming down,” he says. “Earthquakes are expected. Step in and enjoy the turmoil.”

That is Chandler Chapman Astor story!

Ninth Generation: Children of Chanler Chapman (1901-1982) married Olivia “Livy” James

i. John Jay Chapman(1926-2011) married Isabel FANTAUZZI

ii. Robert Robinson Chapman(1933-1997)

iii. Victor Chapman (1936-2011)

iv. Marie Weston Chapman (1938-2013)

I. Ninth Generation: John Jay Chapman and Isabel Fantuzzi

Obit  John Jay Chapman, II, 84, of Red Hook, NY, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. A veteran of the Korean War, he served with the US Marine Corps. He went on to work for the US Postal Service in Red Hook until his retirement. Jay was a member of St John’s Episcopal Church in Barrytown, NY. Born May 30, 1926, in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Chanler A. and Olivia (James) Chapman. He married Isabel Fantauzzi on Nov. 7, 1957 in New York City. He is survived by his wife: Isabel F. Chapman, a son: Tomas (Laura) Fantauzzi Millan of Tivoli and their children Samot (Tosha) Millan, and Cesar Millan, a son: Perfecto Millan of Red Hook, and his sons Alexis & David Millan, a daughter: Raquel Chapman of Paris, France and her children Julian & Edward Bricambert, a son: Antonio Millan of Puerto Rico, and his children Elian & Rosibel Millan, a son: John Plail of Texas, a sister: Maria Weston Chapman of Rhinebeck, a brother: Victor Chapman of Oregon, and cousins: J. Winthrop Aldrich, Richard Aldrich, and Rosalind Aldrich Michahelles. A brother, Robert Robertson Chapman, predeceased him  in 1996. Funeral services will be held at 1:30PM on Sunday, January 16th, at St. John the Evangelist, Church, River Rd, Barrytown, NY.

Five years ago, John Jay Chapman II persuaded post office authorities to transfer him from Puerto Rico back to Barrytown, where he now delivers the mail. Asked if his son truly likes delivering mail, Chapman exclaimed, “He can hardly wait for Christmas!” Not long ago. Chapman and Winty Aldrich, who lives with Ricky at Rokeby, the ancient family seat next door to Sylvania, were musing about the twists and turns in the family fortunes. Winty observed, “Isn’t it remarkable, Chanler, that Edmund Wilson called your father the greatest letter writer in America, and now your son may be the greatest letter carrier!”

i. Ninth Generation: Robert R Chapman (1933-1997)

Robert Robertson Chapman was born on March 8, 1933, in Red Hook, New York. In 1952 he saw action in the Korean War. He had two brothers and two sisters. He died on March 1, 1997, at the age of 63 in Broward Florida. I believe he was unmarried.

Robert, a son by that marriage, lives in a house in Florence, Italy, which his father thinks is called “the place of the devil.” (Robert reportedly used to live in a cave, where he made kites.)

ii. Ninth Generation: Victor Chapman (1936- 2011)

Chapman, Victor W. 8/23/1949 3/13/2011 Victor was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y He was a counselor for Multnomah County and the Veterans Administration. He died on March 11, 2011, in Oregon, at the age of 75.

iii. Ninth Generation: Maria W Chapman(1937-2013)

Maria Weston Chapman was born on March 26, 1937, in Boston, Massachusetts. She had three brothers. She died on November 25, 2013, in Rhinebeck, New York, at the age of 76, and was buried in Barrytown, New York.

a. Eighth Generation: Sydney Ashland Chapman(1907-1994)

She was born in 1907 in New York. She had one brother. She died in 1994 at the age of 87 in Barrytown, where she had spent her life. She was unmarried

C.  Seventh Generation: Eleanore Jay CHAPMAN(1864-1929) married Richard Mortimer(1852-1918)

Eleanor Jay CHAPMAN was born on November 7, 1864, in New York. She married Richard Mortimer on April 26, 1886, in New York. She had four children by the time she was 27. She died on December 9, 1929, in Tuxedo,New York, at the age of 65

 William Yates Mortimer, who was educated in Europe, married Elisabeth Thorpe, daughter of Aaron Thorpe of Albany. He inherited the bulk of his father’s estate and by clever management greatly increased his property. He died in 1891, leaving a large sum to charity, and survived by his widow and two sons, Richard Mortimer, who married Miss Eleanor Jay Chapman, grand-daughter of the late Hon. John Jay, and Stanley Mortimer, who married Miss Tissie Hall, daughter of the late Valentine Hall.

Eighth Generation: Children of Eleanore Jay Chapman and Richard Mortimer

a. Mary Eleanore Mortimer(1887- ) married Maxime Hubert Furland

b. Stanley Grafton Mortimer(1888-1947) married Kathleen Hunt Tilford

c. Richard Mortimer, Jr(1889-1918)

d. Wilfreda Mortimer(1891-1946) married John Morris RUTHERFURD

a. Eighth Generation: Mary Eleanore Mortimer(1887- ) married Maxime Hubert Furland

Mary Eleanor MORTIMER was born on April 25, 1887, in New York. She married Maxime Hubert Furlaud on November 29, 1885. They had two children during their marriage. Her husband was active producing fine cognac with the label Hubart Furland Cognac. He died in Argentina at age 95. They were married 83 years!

Mary Eleanor Mortimer is known for her sculpture.

a. Ninth Generation: Children of Mary Eleanore Mortimer(1887- ) married Maxime Hubert Furland

i. Richard Mortimer Furland(1923- ) married Isobel

ii. Maxime Jay Furland(1925-1999) married Alice E Nelson

i. Ninth Generation: Richard Mortimer Furland(1923- ) married Isobel

Bio: Richard Mortimer Furlaud was born in 1923. Richard currently lives in Palm Beach, Florida. Before that, Richard lived in Palm Beach, FL in 2011. Before that, Richard lived in New York, NY from 1994 to 2012.

Richard Mortimer Furlaud is related to Isabel Furlaud, who is 81 years old and lives in Palm Beach, FL. Richard Mortimer Furlaud is also related to Richard Furlaud, who is 63 years old and lives in New York, NY.

He was a successful pharmaceutical executive worked with

          Tenth Generation: Children of Richard Mortimer Furland and Isobel

                Richard Furland (1943)

ii. Ninth Generation: Maxime Jay Furland married Alice E Nelson

Maxime Jay Furlaud was born on June 29, 1925, in New York. He married Alice E Nelson in 1970. He died on March 3, 1999, in Barnstable, Massachusetts, at the age of 73, and was buried in Truro, Massachusetts. He was a screenwriter and playwriter. He was also involved with gestalt therapy

D.  Seventh Generation: Beatrix Mary Jay CHAPMAN(1864-1942) married (1)Sir George Head Barclay (1862–1921)  married (2)Raymond  DeCandolle

                                          Beatrix Mary Jay CHAPMAN was born in 1864 in New York. She married Sir George Head Barclay and they had one daughter. Her first marriage ended in divorce and she then married Raymond De Candolle whom she had developed a relationship with in June 1920 in London. She died on December 12, 1942, at the age of 78.

Perhaps the most fashionably-attended wedding so far in the season was that which took place at high noon yesterday at the picturesque old Jay homestead, Bedford House, Katonah, Westchester, between Miss Beatrix Chapman, daughter of Mrs. Henry G. Chapman, and granddaughter of the Hon. John Jay, and George Barclay, Secretary of the British Legation at Washington, of Monkhams, Essex, England NY Times

Bio: Sir George Head Barclay b. 23 March 1862, d. 26 January 1921  Sir George Head Barclay was born on 23 March 1862 at Walthamstow, Essex, England.1 He was the son of Henry Ford Barclay and Richenda Louisa Gurney.1 He died on 26 January 1921 at age 58.      He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He held the office of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Iran between 1908 and 1912.1 He was invested as a Commander, Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.).2 He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.).2 He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Star of India (K.C.S.I.).2

Eighth Generation: Children of Eleanore Jay Chapman(1864-1942) and Sir George Head Barclay (1862–1921)

a. Eighth Generation: Dorothy Katherine Barclay(1893–1953) married Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard (1885-1948)

Bio: Dorothy Katherine Barclay, b. between 1886 and 1890, d. 15 January 1953    Dorothy Katherine Barclay was born between 1886 and 1890 at Rome, Italy.1 She was the daughter of Sir George Head Barclay. She married Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard, 1st Bt., son of Hugh Coleridge Downing Kennard and Helen Wyllie, on 5 April 1911.2 She and Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard, 1st Bt. were divorced in 1918.2 She died on 15 January 1953.2 Her married name became Kennard.

: Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard, 1st Bt. was born on 12 May 1885.1 He was the son of Hugh Coleridge Downing Kennard and Helen Wyllie.2 He married, firstly, Dorothy Katherine Barclay, daughter of Sir George Head Barclay, on 5 April 1911.1 He and Dorothy Katherine Barclay were divorced in 1918.1 He married, secondly, Mary Graham Orr-Lewis, daughter of Sir Frederick Orr-Lewis, 1st Bt. and Maude Helen Mary Booth, on 21 July 1924.3 He died on 7 October 1948 at age 63.3

     He was created 1st Baronet Kennard, of Fernhill, co. Southampton [U.K.] on 11 February 1891.4 He was with the Diplomatic Service between 1908 and 1919.1

Ninth Generation: Children of Dorothy Katherine Barclay and Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard

i. Sir Laurence Charles Ury Kennard, b. 6 Feb 1912, d. 3 May 1967

ii. Lt.-Col. Sir George Arnold Ford Kennard, b. 27 Apr 1915, d. 13 Dec 1999

i. Ninth Generation: Sir Laurence Charles Ury Kennard married Joan Liesl Perschke

     Sir Laurence Charles Ury Kennard, 2nd Bt. was born on 6 February 1912.1 He was the son of Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard, 1st Bt. and Dorothy Katherine Barclay.2 He married Joan Liesl Perschke, daughter of William Thomas Perschke, on 27 April 1940.1 He died on 3 May 1967 at age 55, without issue.3

     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He was created 2nd Baronet Kennard, of Fernhill, co. Southampton

ii. Ninth Generation: Lt Col Sir George Arnold Ford Kennard married (1)Cecilia Violet Cokayne Maunsell                   Married (2)Mollie Jesse Rudd Wyllie       Married (3)Nichola Carew, Married (4)Georgina 

Lt.-Col. Sir George Arnold Ford Kennard, 3rd Bt. was born on 27 April 1915.2 He was the son of Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard, 1st Bt. and Dorothy Katherine Barclay.3 He married Cecilia Violet Cokayne Maunsell, daughter of Major Cecil John Cokayne Maunsell and Wilhelmine Violet Eileen Fitz-Clarence, on 12 October 1940.2 He and Cecilia Violet Cokayne Maunsell were divorced in 1958.4 He married, secondly, Mollie Jesse Rudd Wyllie, daughter of Hugh Wyllie, on 30 September 1958.4 He and Mollie Jesse Rudd Wyllie were divorced in 1974.4 He married, thirdly, Nichola Carew, daughter of Peter Gawen Carew and Ruth Chamberlain, in 1985.1 He married, fourthly, Georgina Wernher, daughter of Maj.-Gen. Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Bt. and Anastasia Mikhailovna de Torby, Countess de Torby, in December 1992 at London, England.4 He and Nichola Carew were divorced in 1992.1 He died on 13 December 1999 at age 84.2

He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.2 He was commissioned in 1936, in the service of the 4th Queens Own Hussars.4 He fought in the Second World War, where he was mentioned in despatches twice, and was a POW (1939-41).2 He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars between 1955 and 1958.4 He was with Cement Marketing Company between 1967 and 1979.4 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Kennard, of Fernhill, co. Southampton [U.K., 1891] on 3 May 1967.4 On his death, his baronetcy became extinct.

Child of Lt.-Col. Sir George Arnold Ford Kennard, 3rd Bt. and Cecilia Violet Cokayne Maunsell

                        Tenth Generation: Zandra Kennard+3 b. 17 Jun 1941

Zandra married Maj. John Middleton Neilson Powell.5 They had two children.

                       Eleventh Generation: Edward Coleridge Cockayne Powell

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