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Anthony Cossart, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Death: Died in Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques Jacob Cossart and Lydia Lea Villeman
Husband of Elisabeth Tymensen Cossart; Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine and Judith Hendricks
Father of Rev. Jacob Cossart, III; Lea Cossart; William Cossart; Jannetje Cossart; Johannes (John) Cosart and 7 others
Brother of Lea Cossart; Rachel (Rachelle/Racheld) Cossart; Susanna Cossart; Jannetje Cossart; Jacob Jacques Cossart, III and 2 others

Occupation: married 8-2-1696
Managed by: David Michael Parrish
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About Anthony Cossart, Sr.

Anthony Cossart, born 14 November 1673 in Bushwick, Kings County, New York; died 1756 in Sommerville, Somerset County, New York. He was the son of Jacques Cossart and Lydia Willems. He married Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine 2 August 1696 in Schenectady, New York. He married widow Judith Henricks Alward of Woodbridge, NJ, in 1722.

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Anthony is listed as Anthony Cozar among the early settlers of Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Later, his name appears on the Dutch Reformed Church of Raritan (Somerville), Somerset County, New Jersey.

Source: http://www.e-familytree.net/f4864.htm

Marriage records of the Dutch Reformed Church shows "Anthony Cousart Ingeschreven July 17, 1696, j.m. Van N. Yorck, en Lysbeth Valentine, August 2, 1696, j. d. Van Schenecatade, beyde Woonende alhier."

Anthony and Elizabeth sold their house in Cripple Bush, Brooklyn, March 20, 1703. It appears to be a reasonable suppositionthat Anthony, with his family, migrated to the Raritan region of New Jersey prior to 1712 with other settlers who left in large numbers from the neighborhood of Brooklyn between 1680 and 1720.

http://www.e-familytree.net/f4863.htm

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from Marcia Sabol's Family Tree Maker website (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/a/b/Marcia-Marie-Sabol/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0058.html):

Descendants are now using surnames of Casad, Cazort, Corzatt, Cosad, Cozad, Cozart, Crozatt.

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http://www.hackerscreek.com/upload/Hacker____s_Creek_Journals/HCJ_Vol._4-Issue_2.pdf

Clerissa H. Tatterson's The Cozad Family (1985) on p. 82-91 of Hacker's Creek Journal (vol. 4, Issue 2; Jan-Mar 1986) provides a brief history of the early Coassart family and in particular the branch that migrated into Monongalia and Lewis Counties of West Virginia.

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It appears to be a reasonable supposition that Anthony with his son Jacob migrated to the Raritan region in New Jersey when large numbers from the region of Brooklyn left for that country which was being settled up between 1680-1720. On the records of the Dutch Reformed church of Somerville, NJ appears the name of Anthony Cossart. A considerable amount of data has been written on Anthony's branch of the family by the late Professor James of the University of Chicago and the late Oliver L. Cozad of Marion, Ohio. This branch is noted for the large number of Ministers of the Gospel and Merchants that can claim descent from the above couple.

  • *Source: Unknown

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Anthony COSSART migrated with his family with other settlers who left Brooklyn in large numbers when the Raritan region was being settled up from 1680-1720. He settled in Piscataway, Middlesex County, N.Jersey, recorded as Anthony COZAR. 1707- The mark of Antoni Cussaw for his cattel horses and hoss is a halfe peny on the under side of the right eare and a nick on the upper side of the same eare opaset against the halfe peny. Entered this 17 day of March 1706/7 at Piscataway, Somerset Co., New Jersey.

  • *Source: New Jersey Magazine of History, New Jersey Genealogy Magazine, v. 22, p. 13.

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1701-On the census of Brooklyn, NY, Anthony COSSAR is listed with wife, 2 children, an apprentice, and ten slaves. 1701-Jacob COUSAAR, son of Anthoni Coussar and Lysbeth PENTS, was bapt. 16. Oct 1701 in Bushwick, New York.

  • *Source Kings County Genealogy Collections, v. 5-6

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Anthony owned a farm in the vicinity of the present site of the Brooklyn Navy Yards. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church and was a farmer by trade. Anthony and Elizabeth lived in Cripple Creek or Cripplebush, Bushwick (now Brooklyn), at the intersection of the Cripplebush Road and the Wallabout and Newtown Road, or about Nostrand and Flushing Avenues of today, but sold their home on March 20,1703 and moved to Bound Brook, Somerset Co., NJ. One source states their farm was in the vicinity of the present site of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Deeds and other documents for Anthony showed his surname spelled Coussar, Cossaer, Coesaer and Cozar as well as Cosart.

  • *Source: Genealogy and Brief History of the Cossart Family by Cozad

Brooklyn Deeds, Liber 2, p. 190 Genealogy of the Cossairt Family by Joseph Arthur Cossairt Frank Bruno's research Boston Transcripts, May 13, 1935 Info from Barbara Fathing Bonham msb@myfamily.org

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Census of Kings County, L.I., abt. 1698, list of Freeholders of Brookland: Anthony Coesaer. 1 male, 1 wife, 1 child, 1 apprentice and no slaves.

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ANTHONY COZAR(T) of NY Surname spelled 15 dif. ways, (Hamill). He was b. in Brooklyn, Dec. 19, 1673, m (1) July 17, 1696, Elizabeth Valentine; m. (2) Judith, lived at Brooklyn and Somerville, NJ. His father was Jacques Cossart, a French Huguenot who fled from Rouen, France, to Germany, then to Leyden Holland m. there Lydia Williams; then to New Haven, Conn., 1663, then to Brooklyn. Source Early German Settlers of NJ, 1895; Riker, History of Haarlem, pp. 117-228; Doc. Hist. of N.Y., Vol. III Record, Vol. XVIII, p. 111

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New Jersey was settled largely by Puritans, Quakers and Scotch Presbyterians. David and Anthony Cossart, (sons of Jacques, the emigrant) were among the early settlers on the banks of the Raritan. The family later scattered through other portions of the state. Morris county was formed from a portion of Hunterdon in 1738. The town of Mendham was called Roxiticus prior to 1749. Morris township, Washington County, Penna. or that portion lying along the banks of the middle branch of "Ten Mile Creek" in the vicinity of the village of Prosperity, was first settled by the Lindleys, Baldwins, Parkhursts, and other Morris County, New Jersey families about 1785-1790. They were joined in 1796 by other Morris County families, among the number being the COZADS, Casterlines, Rays, Owens, Axtels, Mintons, Days and others. The township was so named on account of the many Morris County, New Jersey, families who first settled it.

  • *Source: Sarah Holiday, Holiday @ptialaska.net

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Anthony COSSART's name appears on the records of the Dutch Reform Church of Raritan, New Jersey starting in 1712.

1715- Anthony COSAR was in the New Jersey Militia of Piscataway in 1715, in Colonel Thomas Farmer's Regiment, Fourth Company, Capt. Thomas Wetherle.

  • *Source Monnette's "Early Settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge, p. 114

1717- Anthony Cosart witnessed the will of Edward Doty in 1717 at Piscataway, N. Jersey.

1722-Anthony COSSART (1673-1740) married second at Somerset Co., New Jersey, in 1722 to Judith Hendricks of Woodbridge, daughter of Jabez and Hannah (More) Hendricks and widow of Henry Alward of Woodbridge who died in 1718. Anthony and Judith COSSART had children: Elizabeth, David, William.

1735-Anthone COSSART/COSART had a charge account at the Janeway Store (?), near Bridgewater, Somerset Co., from January 1735 to August 1740. He delivered merchandise to Derrick Conine and Frederick Colebank.

  • *Source New Jersey Genealogy Magazine, V. 33

1747-Raphael Goelet, NYC, states in his will, dated 23 December, 1747, "All the rest of my wearing apparel I leave to my uncle Anthony Coessard's family living at Raritan, in New Jersey."

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Apparently one of Anthony's descendants purchased land along Dockwatch Hollow Brook and East Branch Creeks. "Peter Sonman's 2,000 acres were divided up among individual purchasers from 1758-1760" Map from "North of the Raritan Lotts", History of Martinsville, NJ Area, 1975--shows #8 Antoney Cusart - 100 acres-1760.

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Anthony sold their house (farm) in Cripple Bush, Brooklyn, NY (present Brooklyn Navy Yard) on March 20, 1705 and moved to the Raritan region of New Jersey.

  • *Source: Brooklyn deed book, volume 2, p. 190

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More About Anthony Cossart: Baptism: 19 Nov 1673, Dutch Reformed Church,Brooklyn, NY. Church Affiliation: Reformed Dutch Church of New York City. Occupation: Farmer. Residence: Brooklyn, New York. Residence 2: 1703, Raritan, Somerset County, NJ.

More About Anthony Cossart and Elizabeth Tymerson Valentine: Marriage: 17 Jul 1696, Brooklyn, NY.

Marriage Notes for Anthony Cossart and Elizabeth Tymerson Valentine: According to Cossairt, they married in Brooklyn, NY. According to "Marraige records from Dutch Church New York 1639-1801, Justice Collection-Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. they married on August 2, 1696 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY

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Anthony Cossart Sr.'s Timeline

1673
November 14, 1673
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
November 19, 1673
November 19, 1673
Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York
1696
August 2, 1696
Age 22
Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States
1697
June 4, 1697
Age 23
alt date Jan 4; Brooklyn, Middlesex Co, NY
1700
1700
Age 26
1700
Age 26
1701
October 16, 1701
Age 27
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
1702
March 1702
Age 28
Raritan, Middlesex, NJ, United States
1708
April 16, 1708
Age 34
Bound Brook, Somerset, NJ