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Louis du Bois

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Hurley, Province of New York
Death: 1749 (71)
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis "The Walloon" DuBois and Catherine Blanchan
Husband of Cornelia du Bois; Rachel du Bois and Hester du Bois
Father of Nathaniel DuBois; Maria Hardenbergh; Jonas DuBois; Jonathan DuBois; Catharine Brodhead and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Marie Mersereau; Abraham DuBois; Isaac DuBois; Anna Marie du Bois; Jacob DuBois and 7 others

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About Louis du Bois


Author: Ralph LeFevre

ISBN 1-55613-629-3

Published 1903




Louis DuBois, Jr., was born in 1677, and in 1701 married Rachel Hasbrouck. He settled on a

portion of the same tract as his brother Solomon, which had been granted by patent to their father,

the original Louis. Where Louis, Jr., built his house we do not know, but it was somewhere on the

County, House plain a little south of his brother's. The locality where Louis, Jr., located was called

until quite recently by the Indian name of Nescatack, changed in modern times to Libertyville. In an

ancient document the name of Louis, Jr., appears with the title of Captain, but we have no

information as to any military service performed by him. Louis DuBois, Jr., left three sons,

Jonathan, Nathaniel and Louis. He also had threee daughters, Maria, Mary and Catharine. The first

named married Johannes Hardenburgh of Rosendale.

Solomon and Louis DuBois, Jr., sold to Roelif Eltinge, in 1726, the land where Edmund Eltinge

resided and the original deed was still in Mr. Eltinge's possession. It read as follows:

To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall or may come. Lewis DuBois and

Solomon DuBois, both of the New Paltz, for divers, good causes and considerations, them thereunto

moving, have remised, released, and forever quit-claimed and by these presents for themselves and their

heirs do fully, freely, clearly, and absolutely remise, release and forever quit-claim unto Roelif Elting, of

the same place, yeoman, in his full and peaceable possession and to his heirs and assigns, forever, all such

right, estate, title, interest and demand forever, as they the said Lewis DuBois and Solomon DuBois, had

or ought to have, of out, or in, to

all that certain tract or parcel of land which, lying and being at the New Paltz aforesaid, on the west

side of the Paltz Kil on the grant, piece now in possession of the said Roelif Eltinge and likewise

all the land on the east side of the said Kill, now in possession, of the said Roelif Eltinge, together

with the house, barn, orchards, pastures and all and every thing appurtenances, thereunto belonging or in

any wise appertaining to have and to hold the above remised and released premises, with all and every the

appurtenances, thereunto belonging unto the said Roelif Eltinge, his heirs and assigns, forever, so that

neither, they the said Lewis DuBois and Solomon DuBois nor their heirs, nor any other person from, by

or under them, shall claim, challenge or demand any right, title or interest into or to the premises or any

part thereof.

Feb. 4, 1726-7.


Jregan Tappen,

Geo. vanWagonen.

Acknowledgement signed by Abraham Gaasbeck Chambers, Judge of the supreme court of common


Gil Livingston, Clerk.

There seems to have been some misunderstanding as to the

exact boundary between the Paltz patent and the DuBois patent occupied by Louis and Solomon,

and Mr. Samuel B. Stillwell had among his papers, a document in the hand writing of the late Josiah

DuBois, and copied in 1850 by him from the original, bearing date in 1729 and establishing the line

as follows:

Pursuant to his excellencies warrant dated the 13th day of November last to me directed, I have by

the mutual consent and agreement of Solomon DuBois and Lewis DuBois, owners of a tract of land

adjoining to the south bounds of the lands of the New Paltz and of Abm. DuBois, Jacob Hasbrouck,

Daniel Hasbrouck and likewise other proprietors and owners of the said New Paltz, surveyed the

south bounds of the lands of the said New Paltz as follows, viz: Beginning at a certain high point in

the hills lying on the west side of the New Paltz River and from thence runs south thirty-five

degrees east to a stone set in the ground on the east side of the highway, and at the west end of a

small gully, which falls in the Paltz River and lyes between the fence of the lands of the said New

Paltz and the lands of the said Solomon DuBois and Lewis DuBois which stone was allowed by

both parties to have been placed there as a mark of the boundaries between the land of the said

Solomon and Lewis DuBois and the lands of New Paltz and from the said stone down the said gully

two chains and 46 links to the Paltz river, then crossing the said river runs from the opposite side

thereof south 56 degrees and 40 minutes east to the south side of Geffrow's hook and the north east

corner of John Barbour's land on Hudson River. Given under my hand, this 7th day of April in the

second year of his majesty's reign, Anno Dom. 1729.

Copy -- -- Caldwallader Colden, Jr.

P. S. The stone referred to is marked on the north side P. L. (meaning I think Paltz limits) on the

south side D. D. B. There are more such stones on the same line, on the east side of the Wallkill, if

not lost.

"Louis Du Bois, sixth son and ninth child of Louis (2) and Catherine (Blanshan) Du Bois. Louis Du Bois was born in 1677. He married January 19, 1701, Rachel Hasbrouck, daughter of Abraham and Maria (Deyo) Hasbrouck, the former a patentee. Louis died in 1717."

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York, Volume 1

by William S. Pelletreau

page 204

Birth: Oct. 21, 1626 Wicres Departement du Nord Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Death: Jun. 23, 1696 Kingston Ulster County New York, USA

Family links:

 Catherine Blanchan DuBois (1629 - 1713)*

Burial: Huguenot Cemetery New Paltz Ulster County New York, USA Find A Grave Memorial# 8039531

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Louis du Bois's Timeline

May 23, 1677
Hurley, Province of New York
June 3, 1703
Age 26
New Paltz, Ulster County, Province of New York
March 17, 1706
Age 28
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
Age 28
New York, New York, New York, United States
Age 30
Age 32
October 31, 1715
Age 38
New Paltz, Ulster County, Province of New York
Age 39