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Wallerand du Mont

Also Known As: "/Walraven/", "Walrandt", "Wallerand"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Comines, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death: June 25, 1713 (75)
Kingston, Ulster, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Petrus Jean du Mont and Jannetje N.N.
Husband of Margaret "Grietje" Dumont
Father of Marregriete Du Mond; Walran Marten Du Mond; Jannetje Du Mond; Jan Baptist du Mond; Fransina Du Mond and 2 others
Brother of Margaret Clark Dumont; Elizabeth Journey and Pieternella Crupel
Half brother of Pieter du Mont and Elizabeth Dumont

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About Wallerand du Mont

Jean Or Jan DU MONT was born about 1611 in Of Comines, FLANDERS, France. Jean was baptized 7 Oct 1950. He was endowed 29 Oct 1959. He married Mrs. Jannetje DU MONT. They were sealed 16 Feb 1960 in the IDFAL temple.

  • Mrs. Jannetje DU MONT was born about 1615 in Of Comines, FLANDERS, France. Mrs. was baptized 8 Oct 1950. She was endowed 29 Oct 1959. She married Jean Or Jan DU MONT. They were sealed 16 Feb 1960 in the IDFAL temple.
  • They had the following children:
    1. M i Wallerand (Walrandt) DU MONT was born about 1637 and died 3 Sep 1713.
    2. F ii Elizabeth DU MONT was born about 1639.
    3. F iii Margaret DU MONT was born about 1641.
    4. F iv Pieternella DU MONT was born about 1643.

_____________________________________________________________________________ From: The Magazine of history with notes and queries, Volume 14 July – Dec 1911

Wallerand Dumont, a French Huguenot, who was born at Coomen, then in Flanders (now Commines, Department du Nord, France, eight miles north of Lille). He was a cadet (“adelborst “) in a company of soldiers sent by the Dutch West India Company, to Director-General Stuyvesant, in New Amsterdam, in 1657. Wallerand Dumont settled in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, rose to a position of influence, and married Grietje (Margaret) Hendricks, January 13, 1664, by whom he had, among other children, Peter Dumont, who was baptised April 20, 1679, at Kingston, and married, thirdly, November 16, 1711, Jannetje Vechten or Vechte (now Veghte).

Of this union, one child was named Henry or Hendrick Dumont, born March 22, 1717. His will is dated November 4th, 1760. His first wife, to whom he was married December 20, 1743, was Mary (Marie) Traverrier, of Monmouth, called ” the younger,” to distinguish her from her mother, Mrs. Marie Traverrier ” the elder,” wife of Peter Traverrier, junior, and daughter of Renier Rezeau of the Island of Re, near La Rochelle, France, who, as a Huguenot, fled to America, about 1700.

His daughter, Marie Rezeau (later Mrs. Peter Traverrier, jun.), had a French Testament which is still in the possession of some of her descendants near Cincinnati;

Peter Traverrier, junior, was a son of Pierre Traverrier (or Traversier) senior, a ship-captain of “Masha,” probably intended for Matha, located east of the village of La Tremblade and north of Bordeaux. We find the official record of the marriage of this Pierre Traverrier, senior, and Marie ARNAUD, widow of Jean PARLIER of La Tremblade, 20 April, 1688, in the registers of the old French Church in New York City. Confirmatory evidence in the form of the original marriage-contract in French, exists among the family papers still possessed by descendants in Vevay, Indiana. The traditions of this family are well preserved, and tell of landed estates in France which were confiscated during the period of religious persecution. It is stated that when the family (? Traverrier) then residing in Bordeaux, decided to seek refuge in another land, they prepared their table set with the family-plate, as for a banquet, with servants at work, and all as usual on such an occasion, whereupon the family going out ostensibly for a drive, forsook everything and boarded a ship in the harbor. The captain (? Traverrier himself) befriended them and hid them in hogsheads or large barrels having some holes in the side for air. The next we hear of them is in America, where their temporary means of support seems to have been a recipe for making perfumery, but the family soon reasserted itself and in a new and more hospitable land than their mother country as then ruled, commenced to work out a new destiny.

But let us return to our subject: “les Dumont.” Henry or Hendrick Dumont and Mary Traverrier, “the younger,” his first wife, had a son, Peter Dumont, who was born on Staten Island, New York, October 1, 1744, and died in Vevay, Indiana, in 1821. This Peter Dumont married, October 25, 1770, Mary Lowe, daughter of Cornelius Lowe, son of Albert Lowe, of Dutch descent. Peter Dumont is seemingly identical with Peter Dumont, Captain, Second Battalion, Somerset County, New Jersey. Tradition says he was called from the field by Washington and made a Commissary in charge of military stores at Van Ness’ mills. A descendant possesses his original Commissary’s book of munitions supplied “by order of General Washington.” He (as Peter H. Dumont) was designated by the New Jersey Congress in 1777, to act as one of the Committee of Safety. Tradition says that Washington frequently conferred with him, and that owing to his devotion to the cause of his country, by night work at Van Ness’ mills, he lost his sight. During the last twenty-five years of his life, his faithful wife read to him. The middle initial “H.,” above mentioned, represents his father’s name Henry, there being several Peter Dumonts coexisting in the same vicinity at that period and this was the customary way of distinguishing between them.

The late Senator F. T. Frelinghuysen’s mother, Mrs. Jane Frelinghuysen, made a family record based on information given her orally by her father, Peter J. B. Dumont (born circa 1760, died May 19, 1846), to the effect that Hendrick Dumont’s son, Peter, had a sister “Mary who married a Staats at Albany.” There is, indeed, an official record at Albany of the marriage of one Mary Dumond to Henry Staats, November 15, 1770. The Staats family descended from Abraham Staats, who came from Holland to Albany in 1642. The writer received a genealogical inquiry not so long ago from Mr. P. D. Staats, 210 North Seventh Street, Newark, N. J., whose initials are suggestive of a Dumont family relationship.

Peter Dumont (born 1744) and Mary, his wife, had several children, among them Lydia, born at South Branch of Raritan River, N. J., August 30, 1773, died in Cincinnati, October 29, 1822, having married, June 28, 1792, Captain Moses Guest, of New Brunswick, N. J. They had issue of which further mention will be made in the chapter on the Guest family.

The Dumont family gave some notable characters to the United States. From that same stock were descended Senator Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, his brother Dumont Frelinghuysen, and Governor Peter Dumont Vroom all of New Jersey, Senator Samuel Beekman Dumont of Iowa, and Colonel John Dumont of Indiana whose wife, Mrs. Julia L. Dumont, was an early author and schoolmistress of our new West. One of her pupils, none other than the late Edward Eggleston, contributed a glowing tribute to her character, in Scribner’s Monthly, for March, 1879. General Ebenezer Dumont, son of Colonel John and Julia, his wife, was born in Vevay, Indiana, November 23, 1814; participated in the Mexican War and served in the war of the Rebellion, being engaged in several battles. He organized and led the celebrated pursuit of John Morgan. He was a member of Congress for four years, 1862-1866, and died, April 16, 1871, at his home south of Indianapolis, having just been appointed Governor of the then Territory of Idaho, which office he did not live to assume.

From Revised History of Harlem (City of New York), footnote on page 295:

Wallarand du Mont (Dumont), whose descendants are still found in Ulster County, came to this country in 1657, from Coomen, in Flanders; served as "cadet in the honorable Company of the Heer Director General," and married at Esopus, January 13, 1664. Margaret Hendricks, widow of Jan Aertsen, who had been slain by the Indians. (See Van Putten). Du Mont's sister Margaret was wife of Pierre Noue, a Walloon, who emigrated with Demarest and company in 1673. (See Journee). How will our revered friend and early pastor make Pierre the son of Elias Neau, the catechist, of New York, who was born at Soubiz in Saintonge, in 1662? (History of Elizabeth, p. 167). Du Mont died at Esopus, in 1783, having had sons, Wallarand, John Baptist and Peter; and daughters, Margaret, wife of William Loveridge; Jannetie, wife of Michael Van Vechten, and Francina, wife of Frederick Clute. Clute went to Schenectady. (See Pearson's Schenectady Settlers). Peter Dumont, with his brethren, Loveridge and Van Vechten, settled on the Raritan N. J. Dumont and Van Vechten became justices of the peace. The latter was born in 1664, being son of Derick Teunissen, who was born in 1634, at Vechten, in the diocese of Utrecht, and when four years of age came with his father, Teunis Dericksen, to Albany. William Loveridge was from the parish of Wool, in Dorsetshire, England, and died at Perth Amboy, in 1703, leaving sons William, Wallerand and John. He was brother to Samuel Loveridge, of New York, the shipwright, who was born in Albermarle County, Va., and married at Esopus, in 1688, Hannah, daughter of George Meals. Their father, William Loveridge, a hatter, came out to Connecticut as early as 1659, removed to Virginia, thence to Albany, and died at Catskill, about 1683. He had daughters, Temperance, who married Capt. Isaac Melyn, of New York, and Sarah, who married John Ward of Ulster county. Hence the belief expressed in the History of Elizabeth that Samuel Loveridge was a son of Rev. William Leverich, though with seeming reason, is plainly not warranted.

New Amsterdam - Immigrants


Revised History of Harlem (City of New York) Its Origin And Early Annals By: James Riker (published 1904)


From page 88 of Ulster County, New York Probate Records By Gustave Anjou

"Wallarand Du Mont, born in Coomen, Flanders, came to this country in 1657 from Amsterdam, served as a cadet in the Hon. West India Company, m. at Esopus, Jan. 13, 1664, Margaret (Greytie) Hendricks, of Wie, near Swol, widow of Jan Arentsen. ..."

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Wallerand du Mont's Timeline

November 23, 1637
Comines, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Age 19
New Amsterdam, the Dutch Colony
December 28, 1664
Age 27
Catskill, Greene, NY, USA
November 13, 1667
Age 29
Kingston, Ulster, NY
Age 30
Kingston, Ulster, NY, USA
Age 31
Kingston, Ulster, NY
September 20, 1670
Age 32
Kingston, Ulster, New York
July 21, 1674
Age 36
Kingston, Ulster, NY
April 18, 1679
Age 41
Kingston, Ulster, NY