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Maria "Mayke" Christianse Van Deventer (VanDoorn)

Birthplace: New Ultrecht, New Netherland
Death: 1709
Flatbush, Kings County, New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Christiaen Pieterszen Van Doorn and Tryntje Cornelis van Doren
Wife of Pieter Jansen Van Deventer
Mother of Christian Van Deventer; Maria Van Deventer; Barent (Bernard) vanDeventer [Van Deventer ]; Abraham van Deventer; Isaac van Deventer and 1 other
Sister of Pieter Christianense Van Doren; Cornelius Christianense Van Doren; Paulus Christianense Van Doren; Metje Christiaense Van Deusen and Jacob Christiaensen Van Dorn

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About Maria "Mayke" Christianse Van Deventer

The Van Dorn family : (Van Doorn, Van Dorn, Van Doren, etc.) in Holland and America, 1088-1908" Author: Honeyman, A. Van Doren (Abraham Van Doren), 1849-1936 Publisher: Plainfield, N.J. : Honeyman's Publishing House Vol. 2

424-27 1606. Maria Van Doorn. of Yellow Hoek (New Utrecht), Long Island, dau. (sup.) of Pieter (1938), b. (probably about) 1653; m., Mar. 22, 1686, Pieter van Deventer. She was also called on the records "Mayke Christiaan," probably from the name of a first husband. (For some remarks as to her, see Chap. III. ) The following facts concerning Pieter van Deventer and his descendants have, in the main, been gathered by Mr. C. O. Vandevanter, chief engineer of the United Railways and Electric Co., of 618 Continental Trust Bldg., Baltimore, Md.:

Pieter van Deventer was descended from Jan van Deventer, who came to this country in the ship "Good Hope," reaching New Amsterdam in April, 1662. He was accompanied by his wife, Engel Teunis, and three children, aged nine, six and four years. The late Teunis G. Bergen says he came from Steght. Jan van Deventer settled on Long Island and was, in 1673, a Schepen of New Utrecht. The names of his three children, who came to this country with him, were Pieter Jansen, Femmetje and Jacob, and he had one son, Cornelius, born in this country. The names are usually given in the order above.

Pieter Jansen van Deventer, who married "Maytie Christiaan" (as per Onderdonck Brooklyn records), or Mayke van Doorn, according to a later baptismal record, was, in 1697, a deacon in the Reformed Dutch church of New Utrecht, L. I., having become a member of that church in 1677. In 1686 he was resident at Marteman's Neck, and, apparently, he was in New York City in 1704, when his twin children were baptised. In 1703, however, he was certainly in Monmouth co., as on May 1 of that year he gave in earmarks for his cattle. In 1709 he was made an elder of the Reformed Dutch church of Middletown and Freehold (now Marlborough), which was organized in that year; and the same year his son Jacob was baptised there.

The names of all the children of Pieter and Maria van Deventer are not known, but among them were the following Children :

Christian van Deventer, bap. at Flatbush, N. Y., Mar. 29, 1687. In this record the mother's name is given as "Maitie Cristiaan."

Maria van Deventer (supposed), bap. at Flatbush Apr. 16, 168S. In the record the name of the child is torn out, but it is presumed to have been Maria.

Abraham van Deventer, of Monmouth co., X. J., bap. in New York City Aug. 16, 1704.

(Doubtless between the dates 1688 and 1704 there were other children born, of whom no record has been discovered.) 

Abraham died in 1733, as his will of Apr. 25, 1733, proved Dec. 8, 1733. indicates. (Trenton Wills.) In this will he names his wife, "Alche," his son Peter, and his "wife's daughter, Mary Van Dorn."' He also refers to his father-in-law, "Cornelius Cownover," and to his brother Isaac. He married (about), 1731, the widow of William Van Dorn (2189), who was Altje Couwenhoven. After Abraham's death, his widow married, for the third time, Feb. 22, 1739, Cornelius Middagh. Abraham's descendants have not been traced.

Isaac van Deventer (twin), of Hunterdon co., X. J., and Virginia, bap. in N. Y. City Aug. 16, 1704; m. Saartje Couwenhoven (sister of Altje. who m. his brother Abraham). Isaac lived near White Post (Whitehouse?), Hunterdon co., X. J.), from 1732 to (about) 1757, when he removed to Pennsylvania, and thence to Loudoun co., Vat, where he died. He and his children, Jacob. Abraham and Margaret, were in Virginia in 1767, while his son Peter was in Huntingdon co., Pa., in 1770. The family seem to have early emigrated to Bucks co., Pa., and thence to Virginia, as a lease of a plot of ground in Bucks co. in possession of Mr. C. O. Vandevanter, dated 1764, executed by Isaac and witnessed by Peter, would indicate. Ch. :

(1) Margretta, bap., at Marlborough, N. J., Mar. 31, 1731; d. 1808; m. (about) 1749, Nicholas Wyckoft. She lived and died in Loudoun co., Va.

(2) Abraham, bap., at Somerville, X. J. (then known as Raritan), Aug. 25, 1733. Abraham married, probably in Virginia, but later removed to Sullivan co., Term., where he died.

(3) Sara, bap. at Somerville Aug. 17, 1735.

(4) Pieter, bap. at Readington, N. ]., July 27, 1742. He went from Huntingdon co., Pa., to Virginia, where (probably) he m. Margaret Miller, but afterward went, perhaps, to the West.

(5) Cornelius, bap. at Readington, July 8, 1744.

6) Isaac, bap. at Somerville, N. J., Feb. 8, 1747; d. July 12, 1803; m. (about) 1772, Elizabeth McGrath. Isaac and his wife are buried in the Quaker graveyard at Waterford, Loudoun co., Va. Ch. : (a) Isaac, b. 1774; d. June, 1834; m. (first) Ann Mains; and (second) Mrs. Mary Braden, nee Neal. (b) Joseph, b. 1775; d. June 25, 1821 ; m. Elizabeth Mains. Ch. :

(aa) Gabriel, b. Mar. 31, 1804; d. June 2, 1885; m. (first), Nov. 12, 1833, Mary Elinor Braden; and (second),, Apr. 12, 1843, Jane Cecilia Heaton. 

(bb) Mary, b. Xov. 19, 1805; d. Jan. 15, 1877; m., May 5, 1835, Addison H. Clarke,

(cc) Isaac, b. Dec. 14, 1807; d. Jan. 19, 1893; m. (first), Sept. 10, 1839, Caroline S. Braden; and (second), May, 1852, Martha D. Payne, 

(dd) Washington, b. Feb. 1, 1813; d. Aug. 17, 1898; m., Apr. 13, 1842, Cecilia Elizabeth Braden. Their children were: ( 1 ) Mary Ellen, b. Feb. 13. 1843; d. Feb: 19, 1861. (2) Caroline Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6. 1844; d. July 7, 1880; m., Oct. 31, 1877, Gabriel V. Braden. ( 3) Jane Cecilia, b. July 22, 1846; d. June 5, 1859. (4) Charles Oscar, of Baltimore, Md., b. Oct. 10, 1849; living; m. (first;, Oct. 20, 1875, Virginia Kilgour; and (second), Apr. 25, 1885, Kate Curtin Elliott. Ch. (by V. K.) : Oscar Braden, b. May 5, 1878; living. Ch. (by K. C. E.): Elliott, b. July 17, 1887; living. (5) Gabriella, b. Dec. 31, 185 1 ; living; m., Jan. 21, 1873, William Newton Wise. (6) Eliza Braden, b. Aug. 23, 1853; living; m., Feb. 16, 1875, Henry Vandevanter. (ee) Eliza Ann, b. Jan. it, 1815; d. Dec. 28, 1878; m., Feb. 10, 1835, Rodney C. Braden. (ff) Cornelius Mains, b. Sept. 28, 1816; d. Dec. 27, 1895; m., June 3, 1S41, Sarah Jane Lamkin, (gg) Armstead Mason, b. Dec. 6, 1818; d. Mar., 1869; m., May S, 1845, Patience Taylor, (c ) John, who m. Pleasant Thompson, (d) Jane, who m. Stephen Henry, (e) Sarah, who m. (about), 1808, Eli Janney. (f ) Mary, who m., July 19, 1805, Joseph Clews, (g) Cornelius, b. July, 1790; d. July 16, 1825; m., Sept. 18, 1823, Mary C. Gallaher.

(7) Jacob, bap. at Readington, N, J., Mar. 19, 1749; lived in Loudoun co., Va., until after 1780, when he went to Hardy co. (now in West Va.), and subsequently he and his children, except one son, went to Ohio, and later to Illinois.

(8) Abraham, bap. at Readington, Oct. 17, 1753. He went from Va. to Sullivan co., Tenn., where he died.

The descendants of Isaac very generally spell their name "Vandevanter."

Jacob van Deventer, bap. at Marlborough, X. J., Oct. 20, 1709; m. Elizabeth Field, and resided in Somerset co.. X. J. His will, dated Mar. 24, 1756 (Trenton Wills), left his property to his wife and his two sons. Jacob and Jeremiah.

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Maria "Mayke" Christianse Van Deventer's Timeline

December 22, 1660
New Ultrecht, New Netherland
December 22, 1660
Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherlands
Age 26
Flatbush, Kings Co., New York
Age 27
Age 29
Flatbush, Ny
September 5, 1697
Age 36
New Utrecht, Kings County, Province of New York
September 5, 1697
Age 36
Flatbush, Kings County, Province of New York
October 20, 1709
Age 49
Middletown (Marlboro), NJ
Age 48
Flatbush, Kings County, New York