Symon Symonse de Groot

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Symon Symonse de Groot

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Birthplace: Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Death: Died in Schenectady, Albany County, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Symon de Groot and Marie Regelsburg
Husband of Rebecca Philipse De Groot
Father of Rebecca Swits; Susanna Symonse Swits; Marietje Van Antwerpen; Sarah Symonse Vedder; Elizabeth Buys and 6 others

Occupation: Boatswain of "Prince Maurice", Emigrated on the Prince Mauritz to New Amsterdam before 1645. Moved to Schenectady in 1662.
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About Symon Symonse de Groot

If "Symon Sr. and his wife escaped all the horror"" (the Schenectady Massacre, February 9, 1690) ""because they were in Albany at a Baptism" (see below), he could not have died in 1670. And his son, Phillip is listed as being born in 1672 and his son, Dirck as born in 1674. This would have been a neat trick. Further, both "Symon Groot" and "Symon Grodte Jun." are listed as signatories to an Oath of Allegiance to King William dated January 11, 1699. It is my assumption that "Symon Groot" is Symon Symonse Groot and that "Symon Grodte Jun." is the first Symon's son. The Oath of Allegiance to King William has been added to documents. See pages 277 and 278 for the record of signatures.

web.ancestry.com/~truax/smith-p/p1.htm

Symon Symonse Groot was the son of Symon De Groot. He was born circa 1620 at Netherlands. He married Rebecca du Trieux, daughter of Philippe du Trieux and Susanna du Chesne. He died circa 1670 at Schenectady, NY.

Emigrated on the Prince Mauritz to New Amsterdam before 1645. Moved to Schenectady in 1662. His sons were kidnapped in Indian / French attack in 1690. Symon Symonse the first settler, came early to New Netherland in the service of the West India Company as boatswain of the ship Prince Mauritz. In 1645 he was living in New Amsterdam (NY city) he then came to Beverwyck (Albany) in 1654. In 1662 he moved his family to Schenectady. Where the house he lived in was to remain in the family for over 100 years. On Feb. 8, 1690 the French and Indians attacked the Fort. Symon's 5 sons were taken prisoner and marched up to Canada. It took two weeks to get there through the cold and snow. His first born son Symon Jr. was returned to Schenectady in June of 1691 by an Indian that was known as the praying Indians. Symon Sr. and his wife escaped all the horror because they were in Albany at a Baptism. Symon was a farmer by trade. And so were most of his sons. Phillip's son opened the 2nd grist mill in the area. -------------------- It is listed on a ship's manifest that Symon arrived in the colonies before 1645. Not sure when he was born. Definitely before 1630.

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Symon Symonse de Groot's Timeline

1620
1620
Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
1645
1645
Age 25
1649
1649
Age 29
Schenectady, Albany, NY, USA
1650
1650
Age 30
Schenectady, Albany, NY
1653
1653
Age 33
Schenectady, Albany, NY
1654
1654
Age 34
Schenectady, Albany, New York
1659
1659
Age 39
Schenectady, Albany, NY
1662
1662
Age 42
of Schenectady, Schenectady, New York
1662
Age 42
The Netherlands
1664
1664
Age 44
Schenectady, Schenectady Co., New York