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Abraham DuBois

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
Death: October 7, 1731 (73)
New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis "The Walloon" DuBois and Catherine Blanchan
Husband of Margaret du Bois
Father of Sarah Eltinge; Rachel Coats; Leah Corlea Ferree; Mary DuBois; Benjamin DuBois and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Marie Mersereau; Isaac DuBois; Anna Marie du Bois; Jacob DuBois; Sarah van Meter and 7 others

Managed by: James Henry Hohorst
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About Abraham DuBois

Abraham du Bois was born 29 Dec. 1657 in Mannheim, die Pfalz, Germany. Abraham died Oct 7, 1731 in New Paltz, Ulster County, N.Y. [1]

Parents: a son of Louis du Bois and Catarinen Blanchan [1]


  1. on 6 March 1681 in First Dutch Church, Kingston, N.Y. to Margaret Deyo. [1]


  • He migrated to what became Ulster County, N.Y., with parents in 1661. [1]
  • Abraham, his mother and two siblings were among 45 women and children captured by Indians in 1663. After three months, they were rescued by his father and New Amsterdam soldiers. [1]
  • Abraham served in the 2nd Canadian Expedition during the Colonials Wars, 1715, in Col. Thomas Farmer's regiment, 6th County, George Van Est, Captain. [1]


October 1, 1730. I, ABRAHAM DUBOIS, of New Paltz, in Ulster County,. It is my will that all my debts be paid in due time. My wife Margaret shall have and enjoy for life 1/3 of the proceeds of my real estate. My oldest son Abraham, for his right of primogeniture and obedience, shall have œ200. And he shall not pay any rent for the land belonging to me on the Raritan river, in New Jersey, to the south of the land of John Cook, during my life and my wife's life, and then it shall go to him and his heirs; and it shall be appraised, and he shall pay the value to my other heirs, deducting the improvements made by him, since his settlement. I leave to my son Joel, all that parcel of land in New Paltz Patent, on the south side of the Paltz Kill, between the lands of the heirs of Abraham and Jan Hasbrouck. Also the large meadow and the lots in the Cripple Bush, Wassamakers land, and my house, barn and lot, in the village of Paltz, and the sheep meadow; and the land on the north side of the Paltz Kill, from the "dray heck" (turn stile). And he is to pay the amount at which it is appraised, deducting his proportion. I leave to my daughter Sarah and her husband, Roelof Eltinge, all my land on the north side of the Paltz Kill, which they now occupy, and all my land on the south side of the kill situate between Solomon and Daniel Dubois, which they now occupy. And they are to pay the appraised value except their equal share. I leave to my daughter Leah and her husband Philip Fires, during their life, 1/2 of that parcel of land at Canastage, next to the said Fires land, and then to her heirs, and they are to pay the appraised value. All of the rest of my estate I leave to all my children, Abraham, Joel, Sarah, Leah, Rachel and Catharine. But my daughter Catharine is only to have one half as much as the rest. My children are not to sell their lands to any strangers, before they shall have acquainted their brothers and sisters and given them the refusal. I make my son Abraham, and my son-in-law, Roelef Eltinge, and Major Johans Hardenbergh, executors.

Witnesses, Daniel Dubois, Thomas Beekman, John Crooks, Jr. Proved, October 22, 1731.


  • CONFLICT birth place: Karl Seitz says Mannheim, Germany. Elizabeth Prince says Baden-Württemberg, Germany




Abraham & Margaret who had 8 children in all:

Though just 21, Abraham was one of the founding patentees of New Paltz in 1677. He fought in Col. Thomas Farmer's regiment during the 2nd Canadian campaign in the Colonial wars (1715: 6th Company, under Capt. George VanNest). AdB (B-9) died at the age of 74, leaving lands not only at New Paltz and Conistoga NY but along the Raritan River in NJ to be dispersed among his heirs. His tombstone at New Paltz reads: "1731- Oct 7, A.D. DUBOIS, SURVIVOR of 12 PATENTEES." He had five daughters and three sons:

  • 1. Sarah (1682-?) married Roelof Elting.

2. Abraham (1685-1758) became a freeholder in Somerset County NJ. 3. Leah (1687-?) married Philip Ferree. 4. Rachel (1689-after 1734), married her cousin Isaac, son of Solomon. 5. Mary (1689-?), Rachel's twin died young. 6. Catharine (1693-after 1728) married Wm. Donaldson of Lancaster PA 7. Noah (1700-?) died young. 8. Joel (1703-1734), unmarried settler of Somerset County NJ.

[Source: Heidgerd. AmDesc of CdB 1, 18-19 (# by generation); data matches WFT 1 #1487]

Re: Margaret DEYO m Abraham DuBois 1714  3/08/02Re: Margaret DEYO m Abraham DuBois 1714  2/11/05

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Abraham DuBois's Timeline

December 26, 1657
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
January 3, 1658
Kingston, Ulster, NY, USA
May 18, 1682
Age 24
New Paltz, Ulster, New York
October 13, 1687
Age 29
New Paltz, Ulster County, Province of New York
October 16, 1687
Age 29
New Paltz, Ulster County, New York
October 13, 1689
Age 31
New Paltz, Ulster Co., NY
Age 33
New Paltz, Ulster Co., NY
May 21, 1693
Age 35
New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States