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Philip de Forest

Birthplace: New Amsterdam, New York, USA
Death: Died in Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Hendrick de Forest and Sarah de Forest
Husband of Tryntje de Forest
Father of David DeForeest and Abraham Deforest
Brother of Isaac Isaac De Forest; David DeForeest; Jessen DeForest; Gerrit De Forest; Susanna De Forest and 10 others

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About Philip de Forest

Baptised New Amsterdam Reformed Church July 28, 1652 Jan de la Montagne, Jan Peeck and Susanna du Trieux God Parents. Philip DeForeest, Isaac's son was born July 28, 1652 in New Amsterdam. Philip eventually settled in Beverwyck, NY. Berverwyck

is located just across the Hudson River from Albany, NY. It is here that the name was once again transformed. DeFreest became the common spelling of the DeForest name in the Albany area of New York State. It was in Greenbush, NY that most of the DeFreest family had lived. It is in their honor that the Hamlet of DeFreestville recieved its name. Philip did have three brothers that carried on the family name in Connecticut, New York City and Long Island, NY. Isaac was born April 25,

1655 in New Amsterdam and continued to live and raise his family in New Amsterdam. His branch basically kept the spelling DeForeest. Hendrick was born September 9, 1657 in New Amsterdam and is the founder of the Long Island branch. The spelling here is found as DeForest and DeForeest. The last born David, born September 7, 1669 in New York City was the founder of the Stratford, Connecticut branch. Here the spelling of the name is DeForest. There are some exceptions to these findings. But for the most part, this is what has been found to be MOST consistent. To say that you won't find someone with the spelling DeForest in Albany is wrong. The name DeFreest even went through a small transformation during the early 1800's to DeFriest. In any case, it really doesn't matter how you spell the name. We are all from the same family. Founder of the Albany, NY Branch of DeForests. The name eventually changed to DeFreest in the Albany, NY area. Philip was a

Cooper (Barrel maker) Philip DeForest b. 28 Jul 1652, New Amsterdam, NY, (son of Isaac DeForest and Sara du Trieux) m. 5 Jan 1676, in New York, New York, Tryntie Kip, b. 1656, (daughter of Isaac Hendricksen Kip and Catalina Jansen). Philip

died 18 Aug 1727, Albany, NY, buried: Albany, NY. Philip and Tryntie moved from NY cir 1680 to the Manor of Rensselaerwyck. Cooper

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Philip de Forest's Timeline

July 28, 1652
New Amsterdam, New York, USA
January 5, 1675
Age 22
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
September 8, 1700
Age 48
Albany, Albany, New York, United States
February 17, 1703
Age 50
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
August 8, 1727
Age 75
Albany, Albany, NY, USA