Abraham Hardenbergh

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Abraham Hardenbergh

Birthplace: Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
Death: November 13, 1771 (60)
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Major Johannes G Hardenbergh Kt and Catherine Hardenburgh
Husband of Maria Gasherie and Marietje (Roosa) Hardenbergh
Father of Lt. Nicholas Hardenbergh; Elias Hardenbergh; Rachel Hardenbergh; Marytje Hardenbergh; Lt. Johannes A Hardenburg and 1 other
Brother of Gerardus Hardenburgh; Marritje Hardenbergh; Jacoba Whittaker; Maj. Johannes Hardenbergh; Catharine Rutsen Hardenberg Hardenbergh and 4 others
Half brother of Johannes Hardenbrook and Catharina Hardenbergh

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About Abraham Hardenbergh

From book, The Hardenbergh Family A Genealogical Compilation, by Myrtle Hardenbergh Miller, The American Historical Company, Inc., New York, 1958. - 18. ABRAHAM HARDENBERGH (Johannes 3) bap. 1-7-1711 No. 1904 Kingston records, with twin sister Sara; witnesses Jacobus and Tryntje Bruynen (Bmyn, grandparents) Johannes and Zara Rutsen (grandparents). Died 11-13-1771 at 4:00 A. M. of a lingering disorder, aged 60-10- at Tuthill, Ulster County, New York, and is buried at Guilford. He mar. prior to 1743 (1) MARRITJE ROOSA 1721-2-26, dau. Nicholas Roosa who had moved from Hurley to New Paltz, and Sarah Rutsen. Marritje died prior to 1752, probably about 1746. He mar (2) 6-1-1752 at New Paltz, after three publications, by the Rev. J. Hanry Goetschius, MARY HASBROUCK GASHERIE, 1714-1-10 O.S., bap. 2-7-1714; dau. of Joseph Hasbrouck and Elsie Schoonmaker of Guilford, Ulster County, New York, and widow of Jan Gasherie. In the marriage bond Gasherie was spelled Chasherje. Abraham Hardenbergh was one of the heaviest tax payers of New Paltz, and a man of wealth and influence. Together with Johannes Hardenbergh and Charles Brodhead, Abraham owned two-sixths of the lands of the Hardenbergh Patent, and lived on a 2000 acre tract of land at Guilford granted by Letters Patent to James Graham and John Delavale. The stone house in which he lived was on the south bounds of the precinct just below Tuthill on the Wallkill, the house overlooking the stream. The farm passed to his son Johannes who wrote his name John A., and whose sons Abraham and Jacob were the last of the name to occupy the land of their ancestors. Johannes built a fine brick house near Guilford Church, and Jacob lived on the old homestead where later Jacob’s daughter Rachel, who married Crines Jenkins, lived. The house has been in ruins for many years; the land later belonged to Josiah LeFevre. A burying ground in on the farm. Abraham Hardenbergh owned seven slaves, a number equalled by one other resident of New Paltz, Solomon DuBois, who likewise owned seven. Slaves became free in 1827 and farming became desultory. The military record of Abraham Hardenbergh is as follows: Trooper, Ulster County S.S., under command of Captain Johannes Ten Broeck, 1738, and Colonel A. Gaasbeek Chambers. Foot Com¬ pany of Militia of the Corporation of Kingston, under Captain John Person. His sons Johannes and Elias signed the Articles of As¬ sociation, and his son Nicholas was a soldier in the Revolution. Descendants of all signers of the Articles of Association are admitted to the Daughters of the American Revolution and to other patriotic societies. He was the first Supervisor of the Town of New Paltz, holding that office during the years 1743-1758, 1761-1765, 1770-1771. Hewas an Elder in the Dutch Reformed Church at New Paltz 1759- 3-3, 1762-3-27, to which church he was admitted to membership by confession November 25, 1752, together with his wife Maria who was admitted by certificate. On March 5, 1762 he was one of the committee to build the new church at New Paltz, the plans of which were not carried out at the time. His widow Mary gave three pounds toward the second stone church in 1771. A marriage ceremony uniting William Whehler, Y.M., and Paggy Kelly, Y.D., was performed by Abraham Hardenbergh, Esq., Nov. 21, 1766. Abraham Hardenbergh’s will was dated Sept. 22, 1771 and proved Mar. 14, 1772, filed in New York City. The author has a will of Abraham’s which was dated 18 August 1766, and which was given to her by Major James E. Hardenbergh of Saugerties, New York, in 1930. This will covers eight pages and is written in long hand. Both wills are substantially the same. (See will) Mary Hasbrouck had by marriage to Jan Gasherie whom she married at New Paltz Oct. 14, 1733/4, children as follows: Joseph Gasherie 1736-1806-1-12 mar. 1767-10-16 Catherine Wynkoop; Abraham 1737 dy; Abraham 1739; Elsie 1743-1744-11-15 N.P. Joseph Gasherie was one of the executors of Abraham Hardenbergh's will, and was a guardian of the younger children named in the will. He became a surrogate in Ulster County. Mary Hasbrouck is described by her brother Abraham “as having returned to her mother’s home after Jan Gasherie’s death where she lived for some years. A loving wife, tender mother, dutiful child to her parents, and a loving sister. She was sensible, pious, and good natured, full of compassion to her neighbors. Although she met with a great deal of affliction in her life time she never complained. She was rather tall, well-shaped, dark-blue eyes, spare face, straight body. “Fleshy is early years.” She died 1774-1-24 O.S., 1-12 N.S., about 1:00 A. M., aged 59-11-22, buried in Guilford Ground. Ref: Eld. Du. 59; Hoes Kgst 92; NYGB V71 17,20,265; Hoi Soc. 81; Schraalenburgh D. Ch., Bergen Co., N.J. 532; N.P. 80; OE v6, 273; Abr Hasb. diary NYBG V7i,2i; MHM Abraham Hardenbergh and Marritje Roosa had: + 38. Johannes 1743-4-10 bp 39. Sarah 1745-6-16 bp 40. Nicholas 1749-4-23 bp By Mary Hasbrouck: + 41. Nicholas + 42. Elias 43. Marytie 44. Rachel 1753- 5-16 1754- 1-20 1757- 1-10 bp 1758- 8-20 bp mar. Rachel DuBois m. Charles Wessel Brodhead dy m Mary Bruyn m Cornelia Hardenbergh m Nicholas Jansen m Matthew Jansen, Jr.The children by marriage (1) were baptised at Kingston, New York, the others at New Paltz. Kgst No. 5530, 5764, 6135. Ref: Kingston Baptisms, p 92; NYBG v 17, 265; Kingston Mar¬ riages; LeFevre Hist. New Paltz, 518; 532 New Jersey Mar. Rec.; New Paltz 80; NYBG v 71, 20,17,358; Olde Ulster v 6, 273; LeFevre 97, 456; Le Fevre Hist. 66,74,5,80. Elder-Dutcher 59; State Hist. Report, Colonial Series v 2, 601; Doc. Hist.-Morgan v 4, 148. Fernow Wills 821; NY Hist. Soc. Col. v 8, 32; Liber 28; LeFev. Hist. NP 66,74,5,80. Kgst Bap 278,279; NP Bap. 100, 101, 104, 106. NYBG v 17, 265.

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Abraham Hardenbergh's Timeline

January 7, 1711
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
January 7, 1711
Old Dutch Ch, Kingston, Ulster, Ny
April 10, 1743
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
June 16, 1745
May 16, 1753
New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, United States
January 20, 1754
New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, United States
January 1, 1757
New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, United States
August 20, 1758
New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, United States