Manuel Gonsalis Jr. and Rymerig Quick

Manuel Gonsalis Jr. was baptized 16 November 1694 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, the son of Manuel Gonzales-Duk and Marritje Davids. He had two younger sisters, Fransisca and Rebecca, two younger half-brother Johannes and Jacobus Gonsales, and four younger half-sisters, Sara, Lea, Catrina (who probably died young), and Catrina Gonsalis. Manuel married Rymerig Quick 25 September 1719 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Rymerig was baptized 27 April 1679. Her parents were Teunis Quick and Claartje de Hooges. She had one younger sister, Margriet, and six younger brothers, Thomas (who probably died young), Johannes, Jacobus, Thomas, Adriaan, and Benjamin. Manuel made his will 14 October 1750. It was proved 15 September 1762.

Manuel and Rymerick had:

  1. Manuel Gonsales, baptized 25 Sep 1720 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married 1) Rachel Louw and 2) Jannetje van Etten 23 Mar 1750 in Minisink, Orange, New York.
  2. Daniel Consales, baptized 3 Feb 1723 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Elizabeth van Vliet 10 Jul 1750 in Minisink, Orange, New York.
  3. Benjamin Gonsalus, baptized 25 Oct 1724 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, not mentioned in his father's will.
  4. Johanna Gonsalis, baptized 13 Nov 1726 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Petrus Quick [1].
  5. Elizabeth Gonsalis, baptized 13 Oct 1728 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Pieter Helm 11 Apr 1748 in Wawarsing, Ulster, New York.
  6. Maria Gonzales[2] married Johannes Van Etten.
  7. Johanes Gonsalis[3]
  8. Samuel Gonsalis[4] baptized 4 May 1737 in Minisink, Orange, New York.
 

Sources:

  1. Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press (New York), 1891).
  2. Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830, facsimile reprint by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1992.
  3. Will of Manuel Gonsalis, Jr., of Memecating, Ulster, New York, proved 15 September 1762, Abstracts of Wills, Vol VI 1760-1766, p. 457.
  4. Fernow, Berthold (ed.), Documents Relating to The Colonial History of the State of New York, Vol. XV, Albany, NY: Wood Parsons and Company, Printers, 1887.
  5. Wawarsing Reformed Dutch Church, Ulster County, New York: 1745-1883, 1987
 


In the name of God, Amen. I, MANUEL GONSALIS, JR., of Memecating, in Ulster County, yeoman, being in good health this October 14, 1750. I leave to my son Manuel 10 for his birthright. I leave to my wife Prymerigh (?) all my estate during such time as she shall remain my widow, "She making noe waist or Destruction." "But if she marries, she is to have nothing more of my estate." After the death of my wife I leave all my estate to my 7 children, Manuel, Daniel, Johana, Elizabeth, Maria, Johanes, and Samuel, and I make them executors.
Witnesses, Phillipus Muller, Edmundus Elmendorph. Proved before Petrus Edmundus Elmendorph, Surrogate, September 15, 1762.

Source: Abstracts of Wills, Vol VI 1760-1766, p. 457.


Marriage Record-1737-97 (Machackemeck)

Page 267
1750-March 4. Manuel Gonsales, widower of Rachel Louw, dwelling at Memmekatting, to Jannetje van Etten, young woman, born at Nepenack and dwelling at Namenack, married the 23d ditto.

Page 268
1750-June 16. Daniel Consales, young man, born in Ulster County and dwelling at Memmekatting, to Elizabeth van Vliet, young woman, born in Ulster County and dwelling at Machackemeck, married the 10th of July.

Source: Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830, facsimile reprint by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1992.


Marriage Record
Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York

20 Mar 1748; Pieter Helm, young man, born in Wawarsing and residing in Lackawack, with Lisabeth Consales, young woman, born below Kingston, and residing in Mamakating, married 11 Apr, by Cornelis DePuy, Justice of the Peace.

Source:  Wawarsing Reformed Dutch Church, Ulster County, New York: 1745-1883, 1987.


Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Kingston, Ulster, NY.

Page Number Baptism Number Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses
43 823 1694 Manuel Gonsalis Manuel Cornelis Cool.
    16 Nov. Marritje Davids   Jannetje Lamberts.
50 976 1697 Teunis Quick Rymerig Claes Westphale.
    4 July Claartje de Hooges   Eva de Hooges.
132 2808 1720 Manuel Salis duk, junior Manuel Boudewyn Le-Conte.
    25 Sept. Reymerig Kwik   Rebekke Salus duk.
145 3080 1723 Manuel Gonsalus duk Daniel Theunis Tappen.
    3 Feb. Reymerig Kwik   Zara Schepmoes.
153 3274 1724 Manuel Gons Zalus duk Benjamin Johannes Gons Zalus duk.
    25 Oct. Reymerig Kwik   Catrina Ploeg.
165 3536 1726 Manuel Van Zalus-duk Johanna Henderika a Steenbergen.
    13 Nov. Reymerig Kwik   Johanna Van Steenbergen.
177 3803 1728 Manuel Consalis duk Elizabet Johannes du Mon.
    13 Oct. Reymerig Kwik   Zara Knoet.
200 4296 1733 (Emm)anuel Consales[5] (Torn out) Jacobus Quik.
    10 Feb. Remerich Quik Bp'd "in Raysester," (Rochester) Francisca Consales.
225 4770 1737 Manuel Consales Samuel Samuel Swartwout.
    4 May Remerich Quik Bp'd "in Menissing," (Minisink) Lisabeth Gemaar.

Kingston Marriage Register.

Page 536, Marriage Number 414
1719
25 Sept.
MANUEL CONSALIS-DUK, j. m., born and resid. in Mormel (Marbletown), and REYMERIG KWIK, j. d., born in Raysester (Rochester), and resid. in Menissing (Minisink). Banns registered, 6 Sept.

Source: Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press (New York), 1891).


Sam's Point, or the Big Nose of Aioskawasting

The traveler in the region of the Shawangunk has not failed to notice that remarkable feature of the mountain known as Sam's Point. Even when seen at such a distance that the mountain looks like a blue cloud suspended above the earth, this promontory stands out in full relief against the sky. The name has its origin in one of those quaint legends with which the vicinity abounds. The story as handed down by tradition, and still related by the residents of the neighborhood, is as follows:
Samuel Gonsalus was a famous hunter and scout. He was born in the present town of Mamakating; was reared in the midst of the stirring scenes of frontier life and border warfare, in which he afterward took such a conspicuous part; and was at last laid to rest in an unassuming grave in the vicinity where occurred the events which have caused his name to be handed down, with some lustre, in the local annals.

He lived on the west side of the mountain, a locality greatly exposed to Indian outrage, and his whole life was spent in the midst of constant danger. His knowledge of the woods, and his intimate acquaintance with the haunts and habits of his savage neighbors, rendered his services during the French and Indian War of inestimable value. He possessed many sterling qualities, not the least among which was an abiding devotion to the cause of his country. No risk of his life was too imminent, no sacrifice of his personal interest too great, to deter him from the discharge of duty.

...In September of 1758 a scalping party of Indians made a descent into the country east of the Shawangunk. The warriors were from the Delaware, and had crossed by the old Indian trail leading through the mountain pass known as "The Traps;" their depredations in the valley having alarmed the people, they were returning by this trail, closely pursued by a large body from the settlements. At the summit of the mountain the party surprised Sam, who was hunting by himself.

As soon as the savages saw him they gave the war-whoop, and started in pursuit. Now was an opportunity, thought they, to satisfy their thirst for revenge. Sam was a man of great physical strength, and a fleet runner. Very few of the savages could outstrip him in an even race. But the Indians were between him and the open country, and the only way left was toward the precipice. He knew all the paths better than did his pursuers, and he had already devised a plan of escape, while his enemies were calculating either on effecting his capture, or on his throwing himself from the precipice to avoid a more horrid death at their hands. He ran directly to the point, and pausing to give a shout of defiance at his pursuers, leaped from a cliff over forty feet in height. As he expected, his fall was broken by a clump of hemlocks, into the thick foliage of which he had directed his jump. He escaped with only a few slight bruises. The Indians came to the cliff, but could see nothing of their enemy; and supposing him to have been mutilated and killed among the rocks, and being themselves too closely pursued to admit of delay in searching for a way down to the foot of the ledge, they resumed their flight, satisfied that they were rid of him. But Sam was not dead, as some of them afterward found to their sorrow. To commemorate this exploit, and also to bestow a recognition of his numerous services, this precipice was named Sam's Point.

Smith, Philip H., Legends of the Shawangunk (Shon-gum) and its Environs, Pawling, NY: Smith & Co., 1887.


Roster of Soldiers in the Revolution.

Name Rank Regiment Company
Gonsalis, Daniel private Johnson Johnson
Gonsalus, Daniel private Johnson Gillispy
Gunsalis, Daniel private Johnson Cross
Gunsalis, Emanuel private Pawling Pawling
Gunsalis, John private Schuyler Lansing
Gunsarel, John private Schuyler Ostrum
Gunsaul, John private Schuyler Ostrum
Gunsaul, Peter private Schuyler Ostrum
Gunsolen, Samuel private Graham Sherwood

Source: Information taken from Fernow, Berthold (ed.), Documents Relating to The Colonial History of the State of New York, Vol. XV, Albany, NY: Wood Parsons and Company, Printers, 1887.


Footnotes

[1] No known marriage record. Johanna and Petrus had a son, Benjamin, baptized in Minisink on 26 Nov 1749 (p. 118).
[2] Mentioned in her father's will. May be the child of Manuel and Rymerick baptized 10 Feb 1734 in Rochester, Ulster, New York.
[3] Mentioned in his father's will. May be the child of Manuel and Rymerick baptized 10 Feb 1734 in Rochester, Ulster, New York.
[4] Probably the Sam that Sam's Point, a promontory in Orange County, New York was named after.
[5] According to R. R. Hoes, the first three letters were torn out in the original.


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