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Dr. James van Beuren

Also Known As: "Jacobus"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: New York City, New York County, New York, USA
Death: between February 20, 1797 and September 25, 1797
Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: The Old Dutch church, Totoya, now Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Johannes van Beuren and Marytje Meyer
Husband of Christina van Beuren and Blandina Ryerson
Father of Sylvester Van Buren; Mary Heaton (van Beuren); Johannes Englebert Van Beuren, (d.y.); Megtel van Beuren; Jacobus van Beuren and 4 others
Brother of Dr. Johannes van Beuren (II); Pieter van Beuren; Christina van Beuren; Maria Smith; Dr. Peter van Beuren and 9 others

Occupation: Physician
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About Dr. James van Beuren

The 13th of 15 children (a twin with Christina), Jacobus was born in Flatbush & married into two New Jersey (Pavonia) families of great land holdings: The Earl(e)s and the Ryersons

1729 Aug 03; Jan Van Buren, Maria Myer; Jacobus (twin); Jacobus Livingston & wife Maria Kierstede ...... 1729 Aug 03; Jan Van Buren, Maria Myer; Christina (twin); Jan Van Buren Jr., Theuntje Van Buren

ƒrom: http://longislandgenealogy.com/baptisms/baps.html

Dr. James and his 1st wife Christina Earle share great grandparents: the Meyer/Grevenraet couple who lived on the very tip of Manhattan in the early years of New Netherland. And (!) his brother (Beekman) also married a direct descendant of the same Meyer/Grevenraet couple.

Loyalist Family

The James van Beuren family including both the families he married into contained many Loyalists. His estate in New Jersey was confiscated, with cause, in 1779. Click here

The Earle family were staunchly loyal. The Lawrence family as well (see Richard Lawrence )

James did however treat troops for the Continental army early in the war: at the hospital set up at the old Paramus church. He was never paid for these services.

At the outset of the Revolution these van Beurens lived on King's Road (now Main St., Hackensack). We know this from a deed reference at : Bergen County History website

This branch of the vB family fled to British protection in occupied New York City as a consequence of James' involvement in the Baylor Massacre, the site of which was at Cornelius Haring's barn

Family lore in the Dr. James side of the tree has played down the Loyalist involvement of the van Beuren/Ryersons. (consult conflicting documentation:

  1. Leiby's The Rev. War in the Hackinsack Valley
  2. Ira Maxwell Sutherland

In his political predispositions, James may have also been influenced by marital association with the the staunchly Loyalist de Peyster family as well as the Ryersons and Earles (James' two wives). James' younger brother Beekman was first married to a de Peyster. (So the de Peysters were in-laws). We might also conclude that, as their father had been hired by the conservative elite in NY, James and Beekman, would have aligned with the monied aristocracy that supported the crown.

Many Ryersons, Earles and De Peysters relocated in Canada after the revolution. There is even a Ryerson Brook in Clements, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia (see: Property lines of Clements (cross hatched area at center) In the modern day (2016), there is Upper Clements Park that seems to match the area where the RYERSONS & VAN BEURENs had the land grant. I've yet to find their holdings in Upper Granville. {MMvB 2016}

Slave holder

James took at least one slave with him to Annapolis County Nova Scotia:

Joseph Collins, 30, stout fellow. Dr. Van Buren of Hackensack, New Jersey, claimant, (John Buskirk). Formerly slave to John Kipp, New York Island, sold by Kipp to Dr. VanBuren, Hackensack, New Jersey, whom he left four years past. on the Ship Mars bound for St. John's Grayson see: The Book of Negroes

After emigrating to Nova Scotia in 1783 the family returned to the US c. 1790 but James was not able to regain the financial wherewithal he'd had prior to the war. He died in 1797.

Occupation 1 - Physician. Military 1 - Revolutionary War: Loyalist: Estate confiscated in 1779.

  1. First Residence - Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.
  2. Second Residence - Schraalenburgh, Bergen County,New Jersey.
  3. (Lived in occupied NYC &/or Long Island from shortly after Baylor's Massacre until the 1783 evacuation)
  4. Third Residence•• (1784)- township of Clements, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  5. Fourth Residence - Totoya, Passaic County, New Jersey in 1792. Will - His will was dated 20 February 1797 and proved 25 September 1797. Source [New Netherland Connections April 2001

Volume 6 Number 2 page 45] Source [The Zabriskie Family by George O Zabriskie 1963 page 32, 59] see: Papers and Proceedings of the Bergen County Historical Society, Issues 3-7

•• Source: Calnek's History of Annapolis Co.., N.S. p.247

• returned to USA 1790, settling at Paterson (Totowa) NJ where he continued to practice medicine until his death.

•exact final place of residence stated to have been: " in 1791 they came back to New Jersey and bought a tract of land where is now the Erie Station at Clifton." from Papers and Proceedings of The Bergen County Historical Society, Issues 3-7

Jacobus (aka Dr. James) had 4 children by his first marriage to Christina Earle & .... 5 children from his second... to Blandina Ryerson (aka Blandenah)

(from the administration of Dr. James' will)

The Vendue Book of Sundries Goods Sold this 28th day of June 1802 at the house of Doct James Van Buren is fascinating. < go to site and search on < VAN BUREN > (not van Beuren)

• the 30th April 1804 Received of Henry Gurritse Jun Execxitor of Doctor James Van Buren Deed the Sum of one hundred & thirteen dollars & one Eight in full for Mrs. Magdalan Hogg proportion of the Estate of the said Deceased and in full of all demands Witness Sylvester Van Beuren

John J Van Beuren

Received this 28th day of May 1803— of Mr. Henry Garrison Junr Executor of the last will and Testament of my father Doctor James van Beuren, late of Patterson, in the County of Essex and state of New Jersey deceased, the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars and twelve cents, being; my full proportion or share of the proceeds of the Estate of my said father — bequeathed to me in and by his last will & Testament — I say Received in full of all demands — $113.12 Michael Van Beuren

Received this 28th day of May 1803 — of Mr. Henry Garrison Junr Executor of the last will and Testament of my father Doctor James van Beuren, late of Patterson in the County of Essex and state of New Jersey deceased, One Hundred & seventy five dollars and sixty two cents in full of a legacy and my share of the proceeds of the Estate of my said father — bequeathed to me in and by his last Will and Testament — I say received in full of all demands $175.62 Kammanek Van Beuken (Kemmena van Beuren)

Received this 28th day of May 1803 of Mr Henry Garrison Junr Executor of the last will and testament of my father Doctor James van Beuren, late of Patterson in the County of Essex & state of New Jersey, deceased, the sum of One Hundred and thirteen dollars and twelve cents, being my full proportion or share of the proceeds of the Estate of my said father, bequeathed to me in and by his last will and Testament — I say received in full of all demands —

$113.12 James van Be(ur)en

statement -I say received in full of all demands, $113.12 Mary Heaton née van Beuren

(from: "The Van Houten manuscripts; a century of historical documents, assessment lists, unrecorded deeds, vendues, inventories, bonds, letters, accounts, pleadings in law suits, and other papers relating to men and events, manners and customs, in the olden times in Paterson and vicinity")

There is a James van Beuren of Flatbush too (not the same, a cousin) PROBATE: Index to Testators, Volume 1 (1787-1805); Kings Co., New York

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Column One: Name of Testator Column Two: Place of Residence of Testator Column Three: County #, Volume #, Page #

VANBEUREN, JAMES FLATBUSH 1-343

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sources worth research:

  1. The Van Houten manuscripts: Search on Dr. James (van Beuren) LXX. Papers relating to the Estate of Dr. James Van Beuren, of Paterson, 1802-4
  2. James was in Paterson during the retreat (Passaic River) to treat the Continental soldiers (map)
  3. Noted Royal Volunteer

~• this entire set of profile notes by Michael M. van Beuren, Geni vol. curator (1952- )



            
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Dr. James van Beuren's Timeline

1729
August 3, 1729
New York City, New York County, New York, USA

went on to have nine (9) children.
Baptized with his twin sister:
3 Aug; Jan Van Buren, Maria Myer; Jacobus & Christina--2 lingen; Jacobus Livingston, Maria Kierstede, z.b.v., Jan Van Buren Jr., Theuntje Van Buren

August 3, 1729
New York, New York, United States

1729 Aug 03; Jan Van Buren, Maria Myer; Jacobus (twin); Jacobus Livingston & wife Maria Kierstede
1729 Aug 03; Jan Van Buren, Maria Myer; Christina (twin); Jan Van Buren Jr., Theuntje Van Buren

1756
May 19, 1756
Hackensack, Bergen, NJ, United States
1758
January 1, 1758
New Jersey
1760
January 13, 1760
1762
January 23, 1762
New Jersey
September 26, 1762
Age 28