Jacob Van Etten and Antjen Westbrook
Jacob Van Etten was born in Hurley, Ulster, New York and was baptized 25 December 1696 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, the son of Jan van Etten and Jannetje Roosa. He had an older brother, Arien, and an older sister, Aaltje, as well as seven younger sisters, Annetje, Ariaantje, Rebecca, Rachel, Lea, and Catrina. Jacob married Antjen Westbrook 22 April 1719 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Antjen was born in Kingston, Ulster, New York and was baptized 28 July 1700, the daughter of Johannes Westbrook and Magdalena Jans Decker. She had three older sisters, Ursulla, Heyltje, and Sarah, three older brothers, Anthony, Johannes (who may have died young), and Johannes, and two younger brothers, Cornelius and Dirck.
Jacob is recognized in the DAR Patriot Index as having performed patriotic service in the American Revolution. (He is recorded in this same record as having died in 1779.) Robert B. Van Atta, in Van Etten Beginnings and Endings, wrote more on Jacob's service, saying he signed the Articles of Association in 1775 as one of the "Freemen Freeholders and inhabitants of the town Kingston, Ulster Co." These articles were a protest against various oppressive Parliamentary acts and supported boycotts in the colonies. Van Atta also writes that Jacob was a sheriff and an "Associator" in Dutchess County, New York, a freeholder in Kingston in 1728, and member of Kingston militia.
Jacob and Antjen had:
1. Jan Van Etten, born in Knightsfield, Ulster, New York, baptized 17 Apr 1720 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married 1) Marritje Westfael 13 Apr 1738 in Minisink, Orange, New York and 2) Margaret Le Fevre, provided civil service in American Revolution.
2. Helena (Magdalena) Van Etten, born in Knightsfield, Ulster, New York, baptized 24 Dec 1721 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Johannes Casparus Fryenmuth  23 Jul 1742 in New Jersey.
3. Cornelis Van Etten, born in Knightsfield, Ulster, New York, baptized 19 Jan 1724 in Rochester, Ulster, New York, married Heltje Westbroeck 26 Mar 1764 in Minisink, Orange, New York.
4. Anthony Van Etten, born in Napanoch, Ulster, New York, baptized 12 Jun 1726 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Annatje Decker 23 Aug 1750 in Minisink, Orange, New York.
5. Jannetjen Van Etten, born in Napanoch, Ulster, New York, baptized 20 Apr 1729 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Manuel Gonsales (son of Manuel Gonzales and Rymerick Quick) 23 Mar 1750 in Minisink, Orange, New York.
6. Johannes Van Etten, said to have been born in Napanoch, Ulster, New York and baptized in 1731 , married 1) Maria Gonzales and 2) Rachel Williams, served as a captain in Pennsylvania in the American Revolution.
7. Sara Van Etten, baptized 19 May 1736 in Minisink, Orange, New York.
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. DAR Patriot Index, Daughter of the American Revolution, Washington D.C., 1966.
4. Van Etten, Elwyn R., and Seidelman, James L. (comp.), Van Etten Beginnings and Endings, Knoxville, TN: Tennessee Valley Publishing, c. 1993.
5. Anjou, Gustave, Ulster County, New York, Probate Records, vol. II, ps. 112-3 (Will of Johannes Westbrook).
Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Kingston, Ulster, NY.
Page Number Baptism Number Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses 48 936 1696 Jan van Etten Jacob Ari Roos. 25 Dec. Jannetje Roos Mary Pels. 59 1184 1700 Johannes Westbroeck Ante Gerrit Wyncoop. 28 July Lena Decker Catalyntje Oosterhout. 130 2763 1720 Jacob Van Etten Jan Jan Van Etten. 17 April Antjen Westbroek Jannetjen Roosa. 138 2939 1721 Jacob Van Etten Helena Johannes West broek. 24 Dec. Antjen West broek Magdalena Dekkers. 149 3184 1724 Jacob Van Etten Cornelis Cornelis Westbroek. 19 Jan. Antjen Westbroek Bp'd "in Raysester," (Rochester) Zara Kuykendaal. 163 3480 1726 Jacob Van Etten Anthony Anthony Westbroek. 12 June Antjen Westbroek Aaltjen Van Etten. 180 3873 1729 Jacob Van Etten Jannetjen Ritsert Kittle. 20 April Antjen Westbroek Rachel Van Etten. 217 4614 1736 Jacob van Nette Sara Cornelis van Aaken. 19 May Antje Wessebroeck Bp'd "in Menissing," (Minisink) Sara Wessebroek.
Kingston Marriage Register.
Page 536, Number 404 1719, 22 April
JACOB VAN ETTEN, j. m., born in Horly (Hurley), and ANTJEN WESTBROEK, j. d., born in Kingstown, and both resid. under the jurisdiction of Raysester (Rochester). Banns registered, 22 March.
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).
Marriage Record-1737-97 (Machackemeck)
1738-March 26. Jan van Netten, young man, born at Nytsfield, to Maritje Westfael, young woman, born at Mennisinck, and both living there, married by Anthony Westbroeck, Justice of the Peace, April 13.
1742. Joh: Casparus Fryenmuth, young man, born in Switzerland, to Lena van Etten, young woman, born at Nytsfield, married with a license from Governour Morris, in Jersey, by Justice Abram van Camp, the 23rd July, 1742.
1746-February 23. Cornelis van Etten, young man, born at Nytsfield and dwelling at Namenack, to Heltje Westbroeck, young woman, born at Mennissinck and dwelling there, married March 26th.
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.
1750-July 8. Anthony van Etten, young man, born at Nepenack and dwelling at Namenack, to Annatje Decker, young woman, born at Macchackemech and dwelling there, married the 23d of August.
Church Members-1745-67. (Machackemeck)
1745-April 11...The following were received upon a confession of faith in the presence of the above named elders (Jan Van Vliet and Johannes Westbroeck):
...Jacob van Etten and his wife Antjen Westbroeck...Jan van Etten...Magdalena van Etten wife of J. C. Fryenmuth...
1786-...Dec. 31....Johannes Van Etten and wife Rachel Williams..
Source: Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830, facsimile reprint by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1992.
From the DAR Patriot Index, Daughter of the American Revolution, Washington D.C., 1966.
Jacob: b 12-25-1696 d 1779 m Antjen Westbrook PS NY "
Excerpt from Van Etten Beginnings and Endings,
compiled by Elwyn R. Van Etten and James L. Seidelman,
Knoxville, TN: Tennessee Valley Publishing, c. 1993,
citing Robert B. Van Atta
"Jacobus Van Etten settled in Delaware Valley in 1730. He was sheriff and served as an Associator in Dutchess Co. He led the county in taking bonds and giving all he had for the support of the war. He was born and died in Kingston, NY.
Jacob was a freeholder of the town of Kingston in 1728, and an active member "of the foot company of militia of the corporations of Kingston under the command of Capt. Tjjrck Dewitt" in 1738. In the Ulster County census of slaves, on 2 April 1755 he is listed as being the master of a "negro wens Feb is 18 jers". As one of the "Freemen Freeholders and inhabitants of the town of Kingston, Ulster Co." in 1775, he signed the articles of "General Association," opposing the execution of the several arbitrary and oppressive acts of the British Parliament."
 He was a dominie, or minister, in the Dutch Reformed Church.
 Hoes recorded the entries for the year 1731 as missing from the Kingston baptismal record.
 PS NY = Patriotic Service, New York. Patriotic Service includes such services as Collector of Provisions, Fence Viewer, Gunsmith who gave his services, Inspector of provisions, Minister who made patriotic sermons, Taking oath of allegiance, Patroller, Prisoner of War or of the Indians, Rendering aid to the wounded, Rendering material aid, Signer of a petition, wheelwright, etc.
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