Adriaen Hendrickse Aten

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Adriaen Hendrickse Aten

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Death: January 19, 1758 (62)
Readington Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Aten, Sr. and Elsje Aten
Husband of Jacobje Aten
Father of Annetje Schamp; Dirck "Richard" Aten; Henry Aten; Mary Van Vliet; Auten and 9 others
Brother of John Auten; Jannetje Lucas (Aten); Elizabeth Auten; Elinor Sebring (Auten); Marytje Auten and 2 others

Managed by: Crist David Middaugh
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About Adriaen Hendrickse Aten

Uncertainty about which of Adriaen Hendrickse Aten’s two sons—Thomas or Hendrick—was the father of this Adrian has been under examination and discussion for over 100 years and is still being debated. Three Aten sons moved from Long Island to the Raritan valley of New Jersey in the early 1700’s: Thomas, Jan and Paul. Hendrick remained on Long Island.

“1. ADRIAN ATEN, of near Readington, N.J., b. probably about 1696; d. Dec. 10, 1757; m. about 1718, Jacobje Middagh (dau. of Dirck Middagh and Cathelyne Van Neste), who was b. Oct. 24, 1693, and d. in Northampton co., Pa., May 16, 1782. (This Adrian has been usually considered as the son of Thomas Aten (5 above), and so published, e.g., in the ‘N.Y. Gen & Biog. Rec.,’ Vol. 37, p. 26 ..."

Adrian’s baptism at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam is recorded thus: "1695 4 Sept Thomas Aten, Elsje Schilman; Adriaen; Adriaen Aten & his wife Elisabeth Thomas"

He married Jacobje Middagh about 1717-1718 and the first of their 10 children, Antje (Annetje) Aten, was born 25 August 1719. The births of their children were recorded by Jacobje in her “Testament and Psalms.”

The following is a verbatim copy of Adriaen Aten's family record, from the Testament and Psalms in the possession of the Rev. Dr. John B. Thompson, the grandson of his granddaughter, Elizabeth Morehead. No translation is attempted:

  • "In't Jaar Onses Heeren, 1693. Den 24 Octoober is Gebooren Jacobje Middagh.
  • "In't Jaar 1719, Den 25 Augustus is Gebooren Antje Aten.
  • "In't Jaar 1721, Den 22 Augustus is Gebooren Dirck Aten.
  • "In't Jaar 1723, Den 3 September is Gebooren Hendrick Aten.
  • "In't Jaar 1726, Den 27 January, is Gebooren Cathalyntje Aten
  • "In't Jaar 1728, Den 15 Januarius is Gebooren Mareitje Aten.
  • "In't Jaar 1730, Den 29 July is Gebooren Cathalyntje Aten.
  • "In't Jaar 1732, Den 22 December Zijn Gebooren Jan En Gerradus Aten.
  • "In't Jaar 1735, Den 9 July is Gebooren Judick Aten.
  • "In't Jaar 1737, Den 7 November is Gebooren Adriaen Aten."


Pamela Aten Service, Aten researcher:



He was born before 4 Sep 1695 in New York City, and was christened 4 Sep 1695 in Reformed Dutch Church of NYC. Adriaen died about 1758 in Readington, NJ. Adriaen's will is dated 12/8/1757 and proved 2/28/1758. It named his wife and her brother Pieter executors and the abstract states they had 10 children.

Adriaen moved to Readington, NJ about 1721. Lived there for the rest of his life.

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Adriaen Hendrickse Aten's Timeline

September 4, 1695
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Age 21
August 25, 1719
Age 23
Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
August 22, 1721
Age 25
Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, (Present USA)
September 3, 1723
Age 27
Readington Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
January 27, 1726
Age 30
Somerset County, NJ, USA
January 15, 1728
Age 32
Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
December 22, 1732
Age 37
Somerset County, NJ, USA